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Copyright, 1909, 

Elisha Scott Loomis, 
Published November, 1909. 



This edition is limited to 700 numbered copies, of zi'Iiich this book is No *: . . . 

"Signor, is all your family within ?"—0//iW/o. 









Elisha S. Loomis. 

Berea, Ohio, 

September i8, 1908. 

"But what an endlesse worke have I on hand.' 



List of Illustrations 13 

Preface — Reprint from Edition of 1875 15 

Preface to the ( 1908-9) Edition 18 

Historical Data — with Supplementary Facts 21 

The Loomis Institute — its Charter and Purpose 35 

The Science of Heredity 49 

The Loomis Family in the Old World S3 

The Loomis Family in America 115 

The Descendants of Joseph Loomis — eleven generations 121-623 

Pioneer Joseph Loomis 121 

Tables of Generations 123 

Abbreviations employed in this work 125 

First Generation 126 

Second Generation 128 

Third Generation 132 

Fourth Generation 141 

Fifth Generation 156 

Sixth Generation 185 

Seventh Generation 259 

Eighth Generation 388 

Ninth Generation S'S 

Tenth Generation S8i 

Eleventh Generation 59° 

Lost Loomis Families 590 

Addenda 594 

Unlocated names — three parts 608 

Corrigenda 622 

Indexes 625-850 

Index First — Of names of persons born Loomis 625 

Index Second — Of names of persons who married a Loomis 700 

Index Third — Of names of persons whose mother was a Loomis 744 

Index Fourth — Of names of parents of persons who married a Loomis 772 

Index Fifth— Of names of other persons mentioned . . '. 797 

Index Sixth — Of names of Loomis soldiers 804 

Index Seventh — Of names of Loomises above 90 years of age 826 

Index Eighth — Of names of Loomis college graduates 828 

Index Ninth — Of names of distinguished Loomises 831 

Index Tenth— Of names of Loomis patentees • 833 

Index Eleventh — Of names of Loomis authors 836 

Index Twelfth— Of number and size of Loomis families 837 

Index Thirteenth — Of residences of Loomises 838 

Index Fourteenth— Of heads and residences of Loomis families in 1790 853 

Index Fifteenth — Of authorities and sources of information 857 

Family Record. 

♦ " 



Burdett Loomis, No. 3673 g 

Professor Elias Loomis, LL.D., No. 2764 16 

Former and Present Residences of Mr. Burdett Loomis 20 

Map of County Lancaster, England 58 

Eccles Parish Church and the Old Shrine ; Wigan Parish Church and Mab's Cross 62 

Hall I'th' Wood — near Bolton, County Lancaster 70 

Thaxted Parish Church ; St. Michael's Church, Braintree 84 

Map of England 94 

Shalford Parish Church, exterior ; same, interior, 98 

Braintree Market Place, i6th Century 100 

Entrance to St. Mary's Church Yard, Becking; Approach to Weathersfield from 

Shalford 106 

The Lomax and Lomas Coats of Arms iii 

An early Map of Windsor, Conn 120 

Autograph of Joseph Loomis, April 17, 1652 122 

Hon. Nathaniel Shipman, seventh in descent from No. 4 124 

Colonel Samuel Colt, sixth in descent from No. 4 126 

Hon. Gideon Welles, fifth in descent from No. 4 128 

Hon. Morgan G. Bulkeley, fifth in descent from No. yj 130 

Gravestone of Deacon John Loomis, No. s, 1688; Gravestone of Mary (Loomis) Buel, 

No. los 134 

Hon. Washington Hunt, fourth in descent from No. 119 136 

A Winter View of the Ancestral Home, Windsor, Conn 140 

Hon. George P. McLean, second in descent from No. 450 150 

Walter Loomis Newberry, second in descent from No. 490 152 

Interior Views of the Ancestral Home 156 

Ham Loomis, No. 616, and Elizabeth Allen, his wife 182 

Hon. Zenas Crane, second in descent from No. 1485 184 ' 

Senator Winthrop Murray Crane, second in descent from No. 1485 186 

Odiah Loomis, No. 994, and Harriet Allyn, his wife 218 

Hon. H. Sidney Hayden and Abigail Loomis, his wife. No. 2536 220 

Rev. Hubbel Loomis, A.M., No. 1096 226 • 

Riley Loomis, No. 1482 ; Allen Loomis, No. 1484 256 

John Wells Loomis, No. 1489 ; George Wells Loomis, No. 3605 258 

Mary (Loomis) Hammond, No 4879; Harriet Loomis Webb, first in descent from No. 

S180 302 

Squire Loomis, No. 1339; Rev. Justin Rolph Loomis, LL.D., No. 2526 314 

Hon. James Chaflfee Loomis, No. 2532 316 

Colonel John Mason Loomis, No. 2537 318 

Edgar Loomis, No. 2540 ; Hon. Thomas Warham Loomis, No. 2544 320 

Hon. Francis Bolles Loomis, No. 2757 328 

Hezekiah Bradley Loomis, No. 2533; Osbert Burr Loomis, No. 2535; Dr. Francis 

Engelsby Loomis, No. 5925; Henry Bradford Loomis, No. 5926 332 

Sarah H. (Loomis) Pitkin, No. 8590; Jennie Loomis, No. SS94; Grace Lucretia Loomis, 

No. 7363; Harriet E. (Bagg) Loomis, first in descent from No. 6172 344 

Processor John Loomis, No. 3242 ; Charles Joel Loomis, No. 6857 366 

Loomis Burrell, first in descent from No. 9407; Burdett Loomis, Jr., No. 7365 386 




Hon. Seymour Crane Loomis, No. 7388 388 

Hon. Dwight Loomis, LL.D., No. 3757 39° 

Captain Dyer Loomis, No. 2980 ; John Dudley Loomis, No. 4974 432 

Rev. George Loomis, LL.D., No. 5476; Hon. James H. Loomis, No. 5479 452 

Hon. Arphaxad Loomis, No. 5487 454 

Dr. Alfred Lebbeus Loomis, No. 5855; Dr. Lafayette Charles Loomis, No. 8306 468 

Professor Nathan Loomis, No. 2945; Joseph Barber Loomis, No. 6167; Hon. George 

Loomis, No. 6169 ; Eben Jenks Loomis, No. 6171 480 

Dr. Mahlon Loomis, No. 6170 482 

Mabel (Loomis) Todd, No. 10056; Fanny Davenport, second in descent from No. 

2209 484 

Chester Herrick Loomis, No. 6219; Joseph Ross Loomis, No. 6220; Perrin Dyer 

Loomis, No. 6222 ; Elliot Burch Loomis, No. 6225 ; Rush Murray Loomis, No. 

6226 486 

John Rice Loomis, No. 6609 494 

Francis Murray Loomis, No. 9904; Walter Thomas Loomis, No. 6670 496 

Principal John Henry Loomis, No. 6996 508 

William R. Loomis, No. 3668; William Stiles Loomis, No. 7390 S'8 

Dr. Elisha Scott Loomis, Ph.D., No. 7800 526 

Archibald Gilbert Loomis, No. 6043 ; Nelson Henry Loomis, No. 8889 S48 

Laurus Loomis, No. 9149 5S6 

Charles Battell Loomis, No. 9322 558 

Rev. Henry Loomis, No. 8357 ; Hon. Francis Butler Loomis, No. 9794 S66 

A Page from St. Michael's Church Records, 1591 594 

Autograph of John Loomis, 161 1 596 

Last Signature of Pioneer Joseph Loomis in England, 1636 S^** 

(Reprint from Second— I S75— Edition) 

J\ the ^prin- of 1870 I published the first edition of the Loomis Geneal- 
o.^v'^That volume Contained the names of 4-340 persons whose 
escent was traced from Joseph Loomis of Windsor, Conn In the 
preparatron of that volume I expended a large amount of time and 
money and yet it fell very much short of my idea of a complete gene- 
aoS such as I was desirous of making it. Notwithstanding its 
iiSect condition, there were many reasons wluch inclined me to 
publish it. The most urgent reason was. that my manuscript h^^f be~me so 
Farge as to be unwieldy, and in order to prosecute my [^^f ^r<^i^"i^;*':\;,;\S 
important to have a fair copy of all the names which I ^acl cdl^c ^ *^ ^h 
should be arranged in systematic order, and provided with copious '"dices lor 
Convenient referfnce. Another consideration which influenced me was that I 
hoped the pSication of the book would excite greater interest in the his ory o 
r fan* v,^and that a large number of contributors would volunteer to funi h 
e information for correcting errors and supplying omissions m *« J^^^ ^^^m^ "• 
The book excited a less general interest than I had expected. Although only 
-^SO cop es were pr 1 ted. an<l the book was offered at a price barely sufticient to pay 
t"he expanse of printing and binding, if all the copies could have been sold the 
d mand ?or °heCk nearlv ceased^ when only about half, the edition had been 
disposed of Upon reducing the price, some additional copies were sold, and the 
Sainde? wereSributed |ratuilously, as I hoped by this means to secure more 
abundant materials for a second and improved edition. 

Since the publication of the first edition of the Genealogy, I have spent nearly 
all of my college vacations in collecting additional names and informatu^n I 
Soon discovered that the objects which I desired could not be secured by cor- 
SJ^iSice except to a verV limited extent I *erefore. undertook to canvas 
the whole country in a systematic manner by personal v sits M^ ^rst objec 
was to obtain the places of residence of all persons of the Loomis name ha 
^to take a census of all persons of that name. In prosecuting this object 1 
encountered very great difficulties. I examined every Directory of City, Co.m ty 
or State I could find, and of these there is a very large collection in the Sta e 
Lib^afy at Albany. I also examined Business Directories, Catalogues of the 
Cer'-nuM of the' various religious denominations, Catalogues of Lawyers and 
Physicians, and Catalogues of names of every description for any part of die 
United States. I also spent considerable time in examining County ^laps. i^or 
most of he older States, large County Maps have been published, g'ving the 
^mes of the occupants of eviry farm in the county. I stud^d many of these 
mZ with great care and copied all the Loomis n=imes which they contained By 
Tese cMerfnt means I obtained very extensive lists of names of persons to be 

""''^But after the most diligent use of all the means of information which I have 
indicated I found there were still extensive districts almost entiiT^ly unexplored. 
This deficiency f^.r all the States except New England, I supplied in the following 
manner in New York, Pennsylvania, and generally throughout the Western 
States there is kept at the county seat of each county the tax list for each of 

the towns of tliat county. These Hsts show the name of every person in the 
county who pays any State or County tax, however small. They therefore show 
(with but few exceptions) the names of all the male residents of the county who 
are over 21 years of age. This then has been my ultimate reliance for informa- 
tion in all the States except New England, and the other means of information 
which I have indicated have generally been simply auxiliary. Having obtained 
a list of all the Ixiomis names in a county I commence the canvass. As the 
majority of the persons to be visited reside at a distance from any railroad, (often 
10, 15 or 20 miles,) I take a private conveyance, and after an early breakfast, 
start upon my explorations. I mark out a circuit as extensive as I think I can 
complete during the day and return to my hotel at evening. In these tramps, 
generally over hills, sometimes through sand-beds, and at other times through 
mud-holes, I occasionally visit half a dozen families in a day ; more frequently, 
however, only two or three, and sometimes only one ; and it has repeatedly hap- 
pened to me to spend a long summer day, riding in an open buggy under a broiling 
July sun, and find but one family of the Loomis name, and even that sometimes 
proves not to be descended from Joseph Loomis of Windsor. Sometimes, after 
encountering almost insurmountable difficulties in searching out some obscure 
family, I have found only an empty house and no one to be seen who could give 
me any such information respecting the owner as I desired. Notwithstanding 
every kind of discouragement I have steadily persevered, until I have made a 
pretty thorough canvass of every part of New England, of every part of the 
State of New York, of nearly every part of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and 
of the northern part of Ohio. I have also explored a number of cities further 
west, such as Detroit, Chicago and St. Louis. For the other Western States I 
have accomplished what I could by correspondence. This is, however, generally 
a very slow and uncertain process, for a correspondence can only be commenced 
after a certain amount of preliminary information, and many persons will not 
answer a letter addressed to them, while many others, even with the best inten- 
tions, have but a poor faculty of communicating information in writing. 

The result of all my labors is a Catalogue of 8,686 persons bearing the 
Loomis name, and believed to be descended from Joseph Loomis of Windsor, 
besides the names of 4,682 persons who have intermarried with them. This is 
double the number of names contained in the first edition, and respecting many 
of the names in the first edition I have obtained much fuller information. I 
have made, therefore, considerable advance towards a complete list of the descend- 
ants of Joseph Loomis. There are not many additional names to be looked for 
except in the new States at the West. 

Many persons wonder at my devoting so much time and labor to this research, 
and think I have some profound plan of making money. Some imagine there 
is a great fortune to be gained in England, — others think I am going to make a 
fortune by selling a vast number of copies of a book at an exorbitant price. I 
cannot think it strange that others should be surprised at my devoting so much 
time to this subject, for I am surprised myself. Nevertheless, I can see many 
important objects to be gained by this publication, for the benefit of the public 
if not of mvself. In the first place, it enables many thousand persons to trace 
their genealogv back for about three centuries, and to many persons this is a 
source of rational satisfaction. In the second place, it enables many persons from 
the older States to recover information respecting relatives who long since wan- 
dered oflf to the far West, and had been often sought for in vain. In the third 
place, it is probable that cases may hereafter arise in which this book may prove 
to be worth a thousand times more than its cost, from the assistance it will render 
in tracing relationships which may secure the inheritance of estates. But beyond 
all such personal considerations, a complete family genealogy, such as it is hoped 

No. 2764. 

Professor Elias Loomis, LL.D. 




the Loomis Genealogy may one day become, has a vakie with reference to ques- 
tions of General History and Political Philosophy. This Genealogy shows how 
from a single man, established in Connecticut in 1639, has descended an army 
of sturdy men who contributed no mean share towards making good our Declara- 
tion of Independence in 1776, and in saving our country from disruption in 1861 ; 
who have been respectably represented in the ranks of educated men and in 
each of the three learned professions ; who have been creditably represented in 
Congress as well as in numerous State Legislatures and on the bench of Justice. 
These men have contributed an important share in levelling the forests of New 
York, Pennsylvania and Ohio, and in subduing the prairies of the more Western 
States. Wherever they have gone they have organized churches and schools, 
and with few exceptions their characters have been blameless. Although most 
of the names recorded in this book are obscure, very few have done discredit to 
their ancestry by an immoral life. 

Those persons who wish to compare the present with a former age will find 
ample materials in this volume. They will see that foi six generations the average 
number of children to a family was in no generation less than six; and that the 
average age of all the persons' of the first five generations was considerably over 
fifty years. They will find a list of thirty-five of the descendants who attained to an 
age of 90 years, and one exceeding a hundred years. In these particulars, the 
comparison with the present generation is not encouraging. 

With regard to the history of the Loomis family in Europe, I have not 
obtained much new information since the publication of the first edition. I have 
sought information from every source within my reach, but without much success. 
Matiu-e reflection has, however, led me to adopt a more decided opinion respecting 
the origin of the Loomis name, the reasons for which will be found in the fol- 
lowing pages. Among the new facts stated in this edition will be noticed the 
burning of John Lomas for heresy in 1556. Similar cases in England were not 
very numerous, but at the time of "the planting oi the New England colonics, dis- 
senters from the Established Church of England were made very uncomfortable, 
and we can easily understand why Joseph Loomis, (although a man of respect- 
able pecuniary means,) should be willing to abandon the comforts of his native 
country, and seek a new home among the savages of America. 

Before commencing the printing of this volume I issued a very large number 
of circulars announcing my plan of publication, and soliciting additional informa- 
tion for the new edition. Many of the answers to these circulars did not arrive 
until the printing was far advanced. Whenever it was practicable, the information 
thus obtained has been incorporated in this volume in its appropriate place, but 
many of the letters arrived too late. The result is that in some cases the latter 
part of the book contains statements which differ from what had been given on 
a preceding page. In one or two cases it is stated that a man had no children, 
while under the next generation the names of his children are recorded.* 

When two persons of the Loomis name have been married to each other, I 
have generally indicated in brackets each person's number in this catalogue. It 
thus sometimes became necessary to refer to a subsequent page not yet in tjpe, 
and in consequence of the additions to my manuscript during the progress of 
printing, these numbers were necessarily changed. It has thus happened in a 
few cases that in referring to a person on a subsequent page, the number is 
quoted erroneously. In all cases, however, it will be easy, by means of one of 
the Indices, to find the name intended. 

I wish it to be distinctly understood that I do not regard this book as con- 
taining a complete Genealogy of the Loomis family, and I have no doubt that 

♦These and many other errors have been corrected in the 1908 edition. 

it contains serious errors. It is my sincere desire that these imperfections may 
be removed. I therefore request that if any person who examines this book 
detects any error, however trivial, or notices any omission which he can supply, 
he would communicate the information to me without delay. I say, without 
delay, because that which is deferred is apt to be neglected until it is forgotten. 
If my life is spared a few years longer, any information thus communicated to 
me will not be lost. The public shall have the benefit of all new materials obtained, 
and I contemplate publishing a Supplement to this volume before many months. 

Note — Dr. Elias Loomis died before the Supplement was published. But tliis third 
(1Q08) edition contains all new materials which he had collected, along with all new data 
collected and obtainable since his death. 

Eiitttmt nf 19DB 

Believing that many of the Loomis I'^amily desired the preservation of the 
preceding preface, we have retained it as also we have retainetl the historical 
account of Joseph Loomis and his name found hereinafter. In the foregoing 
preface Dr. Elias Loomis has said so well so many things which every genealo- 
gist has to contend with that we are relieved of enumerating them. 

On page 17 he says: "I wish it to be distinctly understood that I do not 
regard this book as containing a complete Genealog)' of the Loomis family." 
Neither do we regard this edition a complete Genealogy of the family. While 
his edition of 1875 contained a catalogue of 8,686 persons bearing the name of 
Loomis, this edition catalogues over 13,000 names, and yet it is no more 
complete than his, and probably its percentage of errors and omissions is 
just as great as foimd in his edition. .\nd because of this we crave the indulgences 
of the Loomis family for such "errors and omissions, and request that all such, 
even if trivial, may be sent to to us for correction hereafter. 

While we have retained uirbroken Dr. Elias Loomis's historical account of 
Joseph Loomis, his origin and his name, as set forth under the heading, Histori- 
cal Data. p. 21, yet we deem it best to add such supplementary facts as have 
come to light since 1875, especially as touching the name Loomis.. 

In<leed it is very doubtful if our ancestral name originated in the way Dr. 
Looinis surmised, as the investigations of Prof. C. A. Hoppin, Jr., hereinafter 
given, seem to show. That Joseph's great-grandfather died at Thaxted, Eng., 
in the year 1 551, is now proved as evidenced by Thaxted church records. 
But whence came his ancestors, what was the origin of the name, and what is 
our right to a coat-of-arms? These queries are raised and discussed in Prof. 
Iloppin"s scholarly report to which the reader is referred. Evidently our ante- 
cedents are not Royal, but something far better, viz., clean, God-fearing, indus- 
trious men of respect and influence — men of character and back-bone. 

This volume is enriched by a map of Connecticut, showing the location of 
Windsor, and the Loomis Institute so generously provided for, and which 
is fully explained in the body of this work, and of which the Loomis Family may 
indeed be proud. 

Some have insisted that we should also record herein all obtainable descend- 
ants of Loomis daughters, saying "The work of Pater-lincist is too narrow in 
its scope to merit the name of a family history."' To prove that it is utterly impos- 
sible to do this, I have, under the caption. " \\'ho .Are We?" made some calcula- 
tions and pre])nred tables by which it is seen that the possible descendants of the 
cianghters, in 10 generations, become millions. .Ml blanks received containing 
data for family records of descendants of Loomis daughters have been carefully 



preserved and so numbered that the same may be finally reduced to printed vol- 
umes, the names now in hand numbering about 30,000. And now will not some 
one establish a fund for putting this data into print? It would be worth while. 
Who will do it? 

While we have adhered to the system of numbering used in the 1875 edition, 
yet in one particular this edition differs radically from that, as those fortunate 
enough to have a copy of that edition will observe. It is in tliis : We have 
regarded the family as a unit, and hence have given at the head of each family 
all the data relative to the father and mother of that family and in the list of 
children born to them only the name and date of birth of such sons as themselves 
become the head of a new family, following all such with a + which means that 
his history will be found in the next generation under his respective number. By 
so doing the reader will find unified such data as he is seeking without referring 
to a preceding page. 

This edition contains data sufficient to show that the descendants of pioneer 
Joseph Loomis fill many important and prominent positions in the various voca- 
tions of life. They are found not only among the tillers of the soil and the 
mechanics at the bench, but also among the teachers of our public schools and 
the ministers of the gospel ; among those who are enrolled in the medical and legal 
professions ; among editors and publishers of religious and secular papers and 
magazines ; among authors and professors of our advanced institutions of learn- 
ing ; among college, bank and railroad presidents : among our statesmen and diplo- 
mats ; and among our original thinkers and inventors. 

And the reader will also discover, by consulting the indices of names and 
addresses, that these descendants are now found in every state and territory of 
the United States, as well as in Canada, Mexico, Central America, South America, 
Europe, Asia, Japan and the Philippines. 

By consulting our military annals, see tables I to IX, in which are recorded 
nearly 1,000 names of Looniis soldiers, the reader will note that from King P'hilip's 
War down to the Spanish-American War soldiers bearing the name of Loomis 
were ever ready to fight and die for home and country. 

If all to whom we have written and submitted blanks for family data had 
replied as they ought to have done, our Genealogy would be more nearly what 
we wished to make it. But as I write this sentence, I notice that my catalogue 
of unanswered letters contains nearly 500 names of Loomises who (and many 
were addressed a second time) failed or neglected to reply even when enclosed 
postage for reply was included. Such persons cannot be reached except by a 
personal visit, as my experience in many near-at-home cases proved. 

When some of these finally realize that they have neglected a duty, a duty 
which they owe to their family, and discover that neither their names nor none 
of their children are found herein, will they wonder why ? 

As I have sent out nearly 6,000 memoranda soliciting information for this 
book, the reader can judge somewhat as to the amount of time and labor this 
has entailed. Also our able corps of assistant annalists have helped in the search 
for Loomis descendants and their deeds ; and among us we have searched hun- 
dreds of volumes of genealogical and vital records ; census reports ; local histories 
and catalogues ; military records ; and probate court records, all of which cost time 
and money. 

In addition to all this the Association has made, at great expense, extended 
researches in England for our antecedents, and the origin of our name, the results 
of which are fully set forth hereinafter under the heading, Origin of the Name 
and Ancestry in England. 

Now to all this let the reader add the cost of circulars, stationery, memo- 
randa blanks, travel, illustrations, printing and binding, then he may ask him- 

|j0nmiH ^ntfalngg 


self how it is possible to bring out a limited edition of this work at the price per 
volume which it costs him. To this we reply, it is due to the fact that your 
corps of annalists and many other interested friends of the Loomis Family did 
much of the work gratuitously, paying their own expenses, for the Loomis Asso- 
ciation. To all who have in any way contributed to the enrichment of this 
Genealogy, the Association publicly extends its thanks and acknowledges itself 
forever indebted. 

To meet the requirements of Section 2, of the Charter of the Loomis Institute, 
which see hereinafter, if for no other reason, is cause sufficient for the publication 
of this Genealogy. And because of this we are desirous of discovering and cata- 
loguing every descendant of pioneer Joseph Loomis, to the end that any child 
bearing Joseph's blood in his veins may avail himself of the educational advan- 
tages offered by this Institute. And for this reason, if for no other (although 
there are many other reasons), every person bearing the name Loomis, or 
descended from a Loomis, should report his family record to the annalist of the 
Loomis Association, so that future supplements of this volume may record the 
same for future generations, for records which preserve from oblivion " the history 
and traditions of the lives of the progenitors and their posterity, will be of 
incalculable value to generations yet unborn, and will be highly prized by them." 

The Association acknowledges itself especially indebted to Frances Engelsby 
Loomis and Henry Bradford Loomis, sons of Dr. Elias Loomis, for the gratuitous 
use of their father's manuscripts, without which this volume would have been 
nearl}^ impossible, and also to Mr. Burdett Loomis, of Hartford, Conn., who 
conceived, planned and brought to a final and successful issue this valuable 
work, — a work which is second to none heretofore issued, and believed to be the 
largest one-name Genealogy ever issued. 

And finally the Association hereby acknowledges itself greatly indebted to 
the following list of contributors and annalists for their untiring efforts and 
earnest zeal in gathering, classifying and contributing valuable genealogical data 
for their respective branches of the Loomis Family, as well as much general 
information relating to other members of the name, viz. : Miss Jennie Loomis, 
Sec'y and Treas. of the Loomis Family Association, of Windsor, Conn. ; Miss 
Grace L. Loomis, Sec'y and Treas. of the Loomis Genealogical Association, of 
Hartford, Conn. ; Mrs. Harriet E. B. Loomis, Historian of the Loomis Family 
Association, of W. Springfield, Mass. ; Miss Mindwell Pease Loomis, of New 
Haven, Conn. ; Miss Fannie E. Loomis of Athens, Pa. ; Miss Florence A. Loomis, 
of N. Y. City; Mr. Seymour C. Loomis, of New Haven, Conn.; Mr. Walter T. 
Loomis, of independence, Ky. ; Mr. Charles J. Loomis, of Chicago, 111. ; Mr. 
John T. Loomis (Military Annalist), of Chicago, 111.; Mr. Charles Battell 
Loomis, of Torringford, Conn. ; Mr. Wm. S. Loomis, of Holyoke, Mass. ; Mr. 
Charles B. Loomis, of Albany, N. Y. ; Mr. D. Alden Loomis, of Cleveland, O. ; 
Mr. Thomas H. Loomis, of Steubenville, O. ; Mr. John T. Loomis, of Washing- 
ton, D. C. ; Mrs. Mabel Loomis Todd, of Amherst, Mass. ; Mrs. Mary L. W. 
Loomis, of Cherokee, la. ; Mrs. Louise Loomis Phillips, of North East, Pa. ; Mrs. 
Sarah H. Loomis Pitkin, of Hartford, Conn. ; Miss Harriet Loomis Webb, of 
Utica, N. Y. ; Miss Lucy A. Brainard, of Hartford, Conn. ; Mr. G. H. Vining, 
of Kansas City, Mo.; Mr. Alfred L. Holman, of Chicago, 111.; Mr. Loomis Bur- 
rell, of Little Falls, N. Y. ; Mrs. Theresa E. KeLsey, of Ann Arbor, Mich. ; Mayor 
James P. Baxter, of Portland, Me., and many others who aided tis in this great 
work and to whom we now extend our thanks. 


Berea, O., September, 1908. 







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Historical Data Reprinted from Edition of 1875 ^ 


RTHOGRAPHY of the name Loomis. — Nearly all of those persons 
in the United States who are known by the name of Loomis are 
descended from Joseph Loomis, who settled in Windsor, Conn., in 
1639. This name, in the lapse of time has undergone various 
changes of orthography. For somewhat more than a century it 
has, with few exceptions, been spelled Loomis. Previous to that 
time, the more common spelling was Lomis. On the oldest grave- 
stones at Colchester the name is spelled Lomis. On the early town records at 
Windsor the name is generally Lomys, but on the oldest grave-stone of any mem- 
ber of this family now known to exist anywhere in America, the name is spelled 
Lomas. This is the grave-stone of Deac. John Lomas, who died at Windsor, 
Sept. I, 1688. 

In England, for more than a century past, the name has uniformly been 
spelled Lomas, but two or three centuries ago the name was sometimes spelled 
Lummas, Lommas, or Lomes. All these names are considered to be variations 
in the spelling of one original name, and the spelling now well established in 
England is Lomas, while the spelling adopted in the United States is Loomis. 

Proof that Joseph Loomis came from Braintree, England. — Joseph Loomis, 
one of the first settlers of Windsor, Conn., came from Braintree, Essex County, 
England, in the year 1638. This fact is established by the following document, 
being a deposition made July 30, 1639, by one of the passengers in the same ship 
with Joseph Loomis. The original, of which this is a copy, is in the possession 
of Wr. J. Hammond Trumbull of Hartford, Conn., President of the Connecticut 
Historical Society. 

The following is a copy of the original draft (unsigned) of the deposition 
of Joseph Hills of Charlestown, taken 30th July, 1639:* 

" Joseph Hills of Charlestowne, in New England, Woollen Draper,** aged 
about 36 yeares, sworne, saith upon his oath that he came to New England 
undertaker in the ship called the Susan & Ellen of London whereof was master 
Mr. Edward Payne, in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred thirty and 
eight, the 14th yeare of the raigne of our Sou''aigne Lord the King that now is and 
this dP' knowes that divers goods and chattells, victualls & commodities of Joseph 
Loomis late of Brayntree in the County of Essex, Woolen-draper, w'^'^ were 
put in three butts, two hogsheds, one halfe hogshed, one barrel, one tubb & three 
firkins, transported from Maiden in the County of Essex to London in an Ipsw"** 
Hye, were shipped in the said ship upon the eleventh day of Aprill in the yeare 
abovesayd, and this deponent cleared the said goods w'^ divers other goods of 
the said Joseph Loomis and other mens, in the Custome-house at London, as 
may appeare by the Customers bookes, and this dep' saith that the said goods 
were transported into New England in the said ship where she arrived on the 
seaventeenth day of July in the yeare aforesayd." 

♦The N. E. Hst. and Gen. Reg., Vol. VIII, p. 309, contains the Will of Joseph Hills, 
lawyer, late of Maldon, Mass. He d. Feb. 5, 1687-8. 
•*So designated by Savage, Vol. II, p. 417. 

Hiomttts (gfttpaln^it 

Several of the facts stated in the preceding deposition are confirmed by other 

The following is a document contained in a volume of Land Records pre- 
served in the office of the Secretary of State at Hartford, Conn. It is a copy of 
a letter from an attorney of Braintree, Eng., dated 165 1, and addressed to an 
acquaintance in Hartford, Conn., in which letter allusion is twice made to Loomis. 
The writer of this letter (W. Lyngwood) is mentioned in the history and an- 
tiquities of the county of Essex, by Phillip .Morant, London, I/^S, vol. 2, p. 391. 

"Cousin Clark: 

Since I have received your letter in March, 1650, with your letter to your 
brother Richard and the testimonial of your being alive, under the Governor's 
seal, I have proceeded against your brother and taken out a commission in chan- 
cery, to examine witnesses which 1 intended to have had executeil about Michael- 
mas, etc. 

And now I desire only to have a good warrant and order from you testified 
by such of my friends there with you whose hands I know, as my cousin Loomis, 
cousin Cullick, John Talcott, John Steele, or some of those to whom you would 
have me pay the money, that I may have a good discharge and you may be 
sure to have the money, for I should be very sorry, after so much time, pains 
and money spent that either you should fail of your money, or myself of a good 
discharge for the £29, and so desiring to hear from you as speedily as you can, 
with my love to you, my cousin Loomis, cousin Cullick, and the rest of my cousins 
and friends there witii you, 1 rest, 

Your very loving cousin, 

Braintree, March 20, 1651. W. Lyngwood. 

This is a true copy, Oct. 11, 1654. John Cullick." 

In a manuscript by John Talcott the second (shown to me by Mr. Charles 
J. Hoadley of Hartford), he says: "My uncle Mr. Mott sold my hon'^ father 
Talcott his house that he lived in in Braintree in Old England per order 'in the 
year 1644, my father Talcott then living in this house in Hartford."* 

In the will of John Talcott (made between 1655 and 1660) he mentions his 
kinsman John Skinner. This John Skinner was the son of John Skinner and 
Mary, daughter of Joseph Loomis (4). 

In Hotten's I-ists of Emigrants from Great Britain to the American Planta- 
tions, 1600- 1 700, the ship Susan and Ellen, Edward Payne, Master, is said to 
have sailed with a load of emigrants from London to New England in May, 1635. 
This is the same ship, with the same master, that brought over Joseph Loomis 
in 1638. 

Again in vol. 2, Records of Particular Court for the colony of Connecticut 
(preserved in the office of the Secretary of State, Hartford, Conn.), p. 116, is 
given an inventory of the estate of Mr. Joseph Loomis, deceased, Nov. 25, 1658, 
in which it is stated that there is a debt in Eiii^land against Mr. Loomis's estate 
amounting to £12. 14s. 8d. 

The preceding documents arc regarded as sufficient authority for the state- 
ment that Joseph Loomis, who is mentioned in the records of Windsor as having 
bought a piece of land in that town, Feb. 2, 1640, came from Braintree, England, 
and landed in Boston in 1638. 

Children of Joseph Loomis. — Joseph Loomis had five sons and three daugh- 
ters, whose marriages are recorded in the town records at Windsor, as also the 

♦John Talcott of Hartford had an uncle who was born in Braintree, Eng., an<l went to 
Spain and \vtis a merchant in Madrid. He had a cousin who died in Seville, Spain. See 
Talcott's Gen., p. 8. 


births of their children, but as the date of the birth of Joseph's children is not 
recorded, it is difficult to determine the order of seniority. 

In the Records of Particular Court for the colony of Connecticut, vol. 2, 
p. 115, is recorded the agreement of the children of Mr. Joseph Loomis respecting 
the division of the estate of said deceased, as approved by the court Dec. 2, 1658. 
This agreement is signed by the children in the following order : 

Joseph Loomis. Thomas Loomis. 

Nicholas Olmsted. Nathaniel Loomis. 

■ Josias Hull. Mary Tudor.* 

John Loomis. Samuel Loomis. 

It is believed that the above order indicates the relative ages of the sons. 
This conclusion is founded upon the sentiments generally prevalent at that period 
with regard to the rights of seniority, and is confirmed by several circumstances. 

1. Since the laws of England secured to the oldest son very important privi- 
leges over his younger brothers, the position of Joseph Loomis's name in the 
agreement above-mentioned is regarded as proving that he was the oldest son. 

2. Joseph Loomis, the younger, and John Loomis had land granted to them 
from the Windsor Plantation in 1643. The other sons acquired no land until 
several years afterwards. The names of the five sons are repeatedly mentioned 
on the records at Windsor and Hartford, as jurors, freemen, troopers, etc., and 
these dates lead to the conclusion that Joseph and John were older than the other 
three sons. 

3. The marriages of the sons, as recorded at Windsor, took place in the 
order of the names mentioned above. 

Materials from zchich tliis genealogy lias been derived. — The genealogy given 
in the following pages is for many years derived principally from the town records 
at Windsor, Conn. About 1672, Samuel Loomis removed to Westfield, Mass., 
and from him there descended a numerous family in that town. Soon after the 
year 1700, other descendants of Joseph Loomis settled in Colchester, Lebanon, 
Coventry and Bolton, from whom has sprung a numerous family ; and soon after- 
wards they established themselves in Torrington, New Hartford, Sufiield, and 
many other towns in Connecticut, as well as Springfield, Southwick, Sheffield, 
and other towns in Southwestern Massachusetts. I have consulted the records 
of all these towns with considerable care, and have visited nearly every Loomis 
family at present living in Connecticut or Massachusetts. Soon after the peace 
of 1783, several of the Loomis family emigrated to the States of Vermont and 
New York, and their descendants at the present time are found in nearly every 
county of the latter State. Early in the present century, and particularly after 
the war of 1812, several of the Loomis family removed to New Connecticut, and 
their descendants are now found in considerable numbers in all parts of Ohio, 
but particularly in the northern portion. Within the past forty years, the Loomis 
family has followed the grand tide of emigration westward, and representatives 
of Joseph Loomis arc now to be found in all of the States formerly known as 
the " Free States," and a few are to be found in the States formerly known as 
the " Slave States." 

In the following genealogy I have aimed to include all the descendants of 
Joseph Loomis of Braintree, England, who have retained the family name. No 
attempt has been made to enumerate the descendants of the daughters, who are 
known by other names than Loomis. It is not claimed that this list of descend- 
ants is complete. I have collected some additional names of persons who are 

*The ages assigned to the children of Mrs. Skinner indicate that she was older than 
John Loomis. See Fern. Branch, Loomis Gen., Vol. I, p. 108. 

IGnnmis (^rnralnrnt 


presumed to be descendants of Joseph Loomis, but whose connection with him 
I have not yet been able satisfactorily to establish. It is hoped that future 
researches may enable us to recover most of the names which are now deficient 
in this record. 

Unfounded traditions. — In my numerous visits with members of the Loomis 
family, I have met with a considerable number of traditions resjjecting the first 
settlement in this country which are either very inaccurate or entirely erroneous. 
One statement* which I have repeatedly seen is the following : " Joseph Loomis 
(then spelled Lomas), wife and children, left Plymouth, Eng., in the ship Mary 
and John, March 20, 1634, and landed at or near Boston, Mass., May 30." 

This statement is entirely untrue, and contains a jumble of facts and dates 
derived in part from the history of other settlers in Windsor. On the 20th of 
I\larch, 1630, a company of 160 persons, including Rev. John W'arham, after- 
wards the first minister of Windsor, embarked at Plymouth, Eng., in the ship 
Mary and John, a vessel of 400 tons burden, and landed at Nantasket, near 
Boston, May 30th. But it is established that Joseph Loomis and his family did 
not come over until 1638, and the first record which can be found of his name 
in Connecticut is dated Feb. 2, 1640, when he bought a piece of land at Windsor. 

Another statement, furnished me by a gentleman wlio has given considerable 
attention to the genealogy of the Loomis family, is the following: "Some sixty 
years since, Dr. Wheelock, then president of Dartmouth College, N. H., received 
a letter from a gentleman in Leyden, Holland, stating that a Mr. Lomas had 
deceased at that place, leaving some property to the oldest Lomas in Windsor, 
Conn., and from concomitants it is believed that our family once resided in 

In July, 1857, I visited Leyden, mainly for the purpose of testing the truth 
of this rumor. I examined the Address-Buch of Leyden for the name of Lomas, 
but found no such name. I consulted the clerks at the post oflice and many other 
persons in the town, but no one knew any such person. 

The deaths in Leyden are all recorded in large volumes preserved at the 
Stadthaus. From 1775 to 1795, and also since 1805, there has been prepared an 
alphabetical list of all the deaths ; but the name of Lomas could not be found there. 
There was no alphabetical list of the deaths for other years, and it was a hope- 
less task to look for a particular name without some indication of the year in 
which it was to be found. 

There is also an alphabetical list of all who have left unclaimed property 
since 1776. The name Lomas is not there to be found, nor any name which it 
is thought could be confounded with it. I also examined an alphabetical list of 
all whose property had been sold from 1770 to 1812, but did not find any name 
resembling Lomas. Hence it is inferred that no such person had property sold 
in Leyden during that period. 

This evidence satisfies me that the rumor above referred to is erroneous, 
either in respect of the place (Leyden) or the person (Lomas). I have found 
no evidence which indicated that Joseph Loomis of Windsor ever resided upon 
the continent of Europe. 

The name Lomas in Great Bi-itain. — In some parts of Great Britain the 
names Lomas and Lomax are of very common occurrence, while in other 
portions these names are entirely unknown. Slater's Directory of Manchester 
for 1865 gives 102 persons of the name Lomas, 47 of the name Lomax, 2 of 
the name Lummis, and 2 of the name Lomnitz. The following table shows the 
result of a similar analysis of the directories of eight towns of England : 

♦This statement is copied in R. R. Hinman's First Settlers of Conn., p. 152- Hartford 

25 (ingtual JnitgattgaltonH 

LoMAS LoMAX Similar Names 












f Lummis, 2. 
\ Looms, 2. 

f Loomes, 3. 
\ Lowmas, 2. 


Lummis, 1. 






Column second of the preceding table shows the number of times the name 
Lomas occurs in each of the towns above mentioned ; column third shows how 
many times the name Lomax occurs, and column fourth shows a few cases of 
names bearing some resemblance to the preceding. 

In order to determine in what part of Great Britain the Lomas family first 
appeared, or has been longest established, I have consulted with great care the 
Directories of Great Britain and Ireland. 

I have searched through Slater's Directory of Ireland for 1856 without 
finding I.omas or Lomax in a single instance. I have also searched through 
Slater's Directory of Scotland for i860 without finding either Lomas or Lomax 
in a single instance. 

In Slater's Directory of Wales for 1850 the names Lomas and Lomax occur 
only once each, viz., Thomas Lomas, tinman, in Crickhowell, and John Lomax, 
bootmaker, in Bangor. 

In order to discover, if possible, the home of this family in England at a 
remote antiquity, I have selected as the basis of comparison that class of persons 
which is presumed to be the least migratory. Merchants and bankers, from 
the very nature of their business, form a migratory class, and we find an occa- 
sional merchant of the name Lomas in nearly every one of the large cities of 
England. Mechanics are less migratory ; but with the exception of the nobility, 
the persons who are thought to be most closely attached to the soil are the 
farmers. I have therefore carefully consulted the English Post Office Directory 
for 1858 and have found no farmer of the name Lomas or Lomax except in 
the five following counties, viz. : 

Lomas Lomax Sum. 

Cheshire 16 times 5 times 21 times 

Derbyshire 19 " " 19 " 

Staffordshire 9 " " 9 " 

Lancashire 1 " 3 " 4 " 

Cumberland 1 " " 1 " 

Total 46 times 8 times 54 times 

With only one exception these places are all near Manchester, and are 
included within a circle of 30 miles radius, whose centre is 25 miles S. S. E. of 
Manchester. This point is near the boundary of the three counties of Chester, 
Derby, and Stafford, and this circle has without doubt been the home of the 
Lomas family for several centuries.* 

*Owners of land in England and Wales, 1873, as shown in the following 


Lomas Loma.x Lomas Lomax 

Derby 13 Northampton 1 

Chester 10 1 Somerset 1 2 

Stafford 9 Suffolk 3 

York, W. R 5 1 Montgomery 2 

" N. R 1 Surrey 1 

Lancaster 3 13 Hertford 1 

Cumberland 2 — — 

Kent 2 48 23 

IGnnmts OSrnralnmi 

The resemblance between the Christian names occurring in England and 
those found at Windsor, Conn., is quite remarkable. Thus in the small town 
of Stockport, Cheshire, the Post Office Directory gives eight persons (only) of 
the name I.omas, and their Qiristian names are John, Joseph, James, Isaac, 
Matthew, Jacob, Cliarles, and William. Each of these names is found in the 
first three generations of the Lomas family at Windsor, and the first four names 
occur in the aggregate 26 times. 

I'Voni the preceding examination it is inferred that for a long period the 
jjrincijxd home of the Lomas family in Great Britain has been in the vicinity of 

Early history of tlue name Lomas in Eni^land. — In order to trace the history 
of the name Lomas, I have consulted early English records as far as I have been 
able. In the "Calendar to Pleadings in the reigns of Henry VII. to Elizalx;th," 
a work in two vols., folio, published in 1827, the names Lomas, Lomax, and 
Lommas occur in all seven times. In the " Proceedings in Cliancerv in the 
reign of Elizabeth," a work in three vols., folio, published by the British Gov- 
ernment in 1S27-32, the names Lomas and Lomax each occur once. In an 
English periodical entitled " Xotes and Queries," 2d series, vol. 8th, is a com- 
munication containing some hints respecting the early history of the Lomas family. 
In " William Berry's Pedigrees of Hertfordshire families," is given the pedigree 
of Joshua Lomax, who died in 1685. In a few other ancient documents I have 
found occasional mention of the name Lomas. The following table emlxidies 
the substance of the information derived from the preceding sources, to which 
1 have added the Lomas and Lomax graduates of the two oldest English Uni- 
versities, down to 1850. 

Year. Tabic illustratinii the history of the name Lomas in England. 

143s Oliverus del Lunihalghes, Thomas del Lumhalghe, Radus del Lumhalghes, and Gal- 

fridus del Lumhalghes, held lands witliin the Manor of Bury, Lancaster Co., near 

1497 Lawrcns Lomatz of Bolton, near Manchester, aged 70. Xotes and Queries, 2d 

series, vol. 8, p. 478.* 
1551 Ellis Lomas, Strype's Ecclesiastical Memorials, vol, 2, pt. I, p. 527. 
1556 Jan. 27, John Lomas, iunicd ut Canterbury for heresy, iliat is, for being a Protestant. 

Zurich Letters on the English Reformation, vol. iii, p. 175.** 
1561 Lawrent Lomax of Eye, Suffolk Co., born Lancaster Co., had a coat of arms recorded 

in the Visitation Book. British Museum Manuscripts. 
1563 Ralph Lonunas, Lancashire Calendar to Pleadings, 5 Elizabeth, p. 259. 

1566 Lawrence Lomax, of Eye, SufTold Co., Proceedings in Chancery, vol. 2, p. 141. 
1578 John Lommas, Derbyshire, Calendar to Pleadings, 20 Elizabeth, p. 72. 

1585 Nicholas Lomas, Derbyshire, do. 27 Elizabeth, p. 159. 

1591 Giles Lomas, Lancashire, do. 33 Elizabeth, p. 263. 

1592 Alice Lomas, Lancashire, do. 34 Elizabeth, p. 290. 

1594 Robert Lomas, Derbysliire, do. 36 Elizabeth, p. 326. 

1595 Roger Lomax, do. 37 Elizabeth, p. 325. 
1595 Richard Lomas, Proceedings in Chancery, vol. 3, p. 297. 

1627 Jervase Lummas, Shropshire, Xotes and Queries, 2d ser., vol. 8, p. 478. 
1630 Jervase Lummas, Shropshire, do. 

1633 Lawrence Lomax, Bailiff of Eye, Suffolk Co., Calendar of State Papers, 1633-4, P- 577- 
1649 Edward Lomas, of Pevensy, Sussex Co., Sussex Archeological Collections, vol. 24, 
P- 257. 

*See Chambers' Astronomy, p. 69. Monthly Notices. R. A. S., vol. 22, p. 232, W. 
Lummis of Manchester, Eng. 

**Jn "the acts and monuments" of John Fo.xe, Vol. 7, p. 750, John Lomas is called a 
'young man' of the parish of Tenterden, Kent Co., and the nature of his heresy is described. 
In "select poetry" edited by Edward Fare, p. 165, the name is spelled Lowmas. 

O^ngtnal Jttu^sttgattnuH 

1653 Anne Lomax, West Felton, Shropshire, Notes and Queries, 2d ser., vol. 8, p. 478. 

1662 Thomas Lomes of Lothbury, London, Calendar of State Papers, 1662, p. ssg. 

1665 James Lomax, Graduate Cambridge Univ., Pembroke College. 

1668 Rev. John Lomax, Graduate Cambridge Univ., Jesus College. 

1674 Joshua Lomax, Esq., of St. Albans, Sheriff of Hertfordshire, purchased the Manor of 

Childwickbury, Hertfordshire, about 1666. Died in 1685. 

1693 May 15, John Lomax (of James and Mary) baptized, Westminster, London. 

1700 Joshua Lomax, Graduate Oxford LTniv., Brasen Nose College. Mem. Parliament for 

St. Albans, 1708. 

1711 Thomas Lomax, Graduate Oxford Univ., Brasen Nose College. 

1720 John Lomas, Graduate Oxford Univ., Lincoln College. 

1727 Caleb Lomax of Childwickbury, Mem. Pari, for St. Albans 1727; died in 1729. 

1753 Caleb Lomax, Esq., of Childwickbury, Sheriff of Hertfordshire: died 1786. 

1773 Henry Lomas, Graduate Oxford LTniv., Wadham College. 

1774 Edmund Shallct Lomax, Graduate Oxford Univ., St. John's College. 
T781 James Lomax, Graduate Cambridge Univ., Catherine Hall. 

T784 Rev. Thomas Lomas, Graduate Oxford Univ., Brasen Nose College; died in 1843. 

1788 Caleb Lomax, Graduate Cambridge Univ., St. John's College. 

1802 Edmund Lomax, Graduate Cambridge Univ., Trinity College. 

1806 Frederick Shallet Lomax, Graduate Cambridge LTniv., Trinity College. 

1840 John Lomas, Graduate Oxford LTniv., Worcester College. 

1847 Ebcneser William Lomax, Graduate Cambridge LTniv., Corpus Christi College. 

1847 Thomas Lomax, Graduate Cambridge LTniv., Trinity College. 

1848 Rev. Holland Lomas, Graduate Oxford Univ., St. IMary's Hall. 

1848 James Lomax, Lieut.-General of British Army, 1841-48; died Nov. 14, 1848, x. 75. 

The correspondent of " Notes and Queries," 2d ser., vol. 8, p. 478, says : 
" The ancient orthography of the name Lomax or Lomas appears in a AIS. Rent- 
Roll of Sir John Pilkington of Bury, Knight, dated 13 Henry VL (1433) 
wherein occur Radits del Lumhalghes, Olivcrus del Lumhalghes, Thomas del 
Lumhalghc de Whetyll, and Galfridus del Lumhalghes, all holding lands within 
the manor of Bury, in the county of Lancaster." 

At first view we might think that the name Lomax could not be derived from 
Lumhalghes, but a little reflection will render it less improbable. It is presumed 
that the name Lumhalghes was pronounced in two syllables. There are several 
English words ending in cs in which the e is not sounded ; such as besides, domes, 
fires, notes, etc., and in the early English the number of such cases was much 
greater than at present. Thus 

clerks was written clerkes. 
fowls " fowles. 

herbs " herbes. 

hills " hilles. 

months " monthes. 

mountains was written mounteynes. 
sins " synnes. 

songs " 'songes. 

towards " towardes. 

wills " willes, etc. 

The letter It simply denotes a strong breathing which is common in all parts 
of England, but more particularly in the northern counties. Canceling the letters 
h and c, the word is reduced to Lumaigs, and this would be pronounced very 
much like the word Lomax. 

The same correspondent of " Notes and Queries," p. 478, states : " In a 
curious article contributed to the Chetham Society (Miscall., vol. 1855) being 

SlnnmtH (grnralnan 


Examynatyons towcheynge Cokeye More, tpe. H. vii (1485- 1509), one of the 
witnesses examined was Lawrens Lomatz of y^ p'ish of Bolton, of the age of 
Ixx years." 

From the table on page 16 it appears that the name Lomas in England can 
be traced back a little more than four centuries, but I have been una\)le to trace 
it further. Surnames were first introduced into England about the time of the 
Conquest (A. D. 1066), but the custom came slowly into use during the eleventh 
and three following centuries. Hereditary surnames were not premanently set- 
tled among the lower and middle classes in England before the era of the 
Reformation (A. D. 15 17). But Laurent Lomax, born about 1427, was a 
person of some distinction, and either he or his son (as will be shown hereafter) 
was authorized to have a coat of arms. The absence of any earlier mention in 
English annals of the name Lomax or Lomas is therefore thought to be some- 
what remarkable, and may be explained if we suppose the family to have been 
natives of some other country, and that they had recently settled in England. 
The reasons for this last supposition will be stated hereafter. 

The pronunciation of the name Lomas four centuries ago was probably well 
represented by the spelling Lomatz. Subsequently one branch of the family 
adopted the spelling Lomax and another the spelling Lomas, and these two 
modes of spelling have been pretty consistently adhered to in England down to 
the present time. 

It is the common impression in England that the names Lomax and Lomas 
have the same origin. A surgeon of some eminence residing in Manchester, 
Eng., married a Miss Lomas. I visited the family in 1857. ^"fl was told that 
the lady's grandfather was named Lomax, but that her father (believing that 
the name was originally Lomas) adopted the spelling Lomas. 

The change of the name Lomatz to Lomax and Lomas is no greater than 
the clianges which have taken place in many other English names whose history 
can be traced back several centuries. VV^e have an example of the facility with 
which the letter x is exchanged for the letter j or soft c, in the word index, 
whose plural is either indexes or indices* 

The Lomax coat of anus. — Lawrent Lomax of Lancaster Co. was authorized 
to bear a coat of arms sometime prior to the year 1561. In the reign of Philip 
and Mary (A. D. 1554), a commission of visitation was appointed to regulate 
the use and assumption of arms, and several similar commissions were subse- 
quently issued under the reign of Elizabeth and her successors. At the Visita- 
tion of 1 56 1, Lawrent Lomax of Eye, in Suffolk County, was recorded as having 
a coat of arms. This record is found in a manuscript volume contained in the 
British Museum, entitled " Pedigrees and Arms of Suffolk Families," Harleian 
Collection of Manuscripts. No. 1449. On page nob of this manuscrijit is found 
a record of Laurent Lomax (Ijorn in Lancaster), with the names of his descend- 
ants (including children, grandchildren and great grandchildren), and his coat 
of arms is represented by a figure in the margin. 

The following is a copy of the record: 

Coat of 
in the 


Lawrent Lomax, born in Lancaster. 

Lawrent Lomax = Mary dau. of Sir Edward 

of Eye in Suffolk Sulyard of Hawlcy in Suffolk. 

Lawrent Lomax = Ann dau. and heir of Ounger 
of Eye of Suffolk of Dcbenham in Suffolk. 

Lawrent Lomax; John Lomax. 

♦Also note that Brussels was forinerly Bruxclles ; Mexico was Messico. 


(i^rujtnal Snu^BttgattnttB 

The representation of the Lomax coat of arms on the frontispiece is taken 
from Berry's Pedigrees of Hertfordshire families, page 103, where is given the 
genealogy of Joshua Lomax of Childwickbury, Hertfordshire. This coat of 
arms is thus described : " Ermine a Greyhound, courant between three escallops, 
sable. Crest a demi greyhound Argent, collard Gules." 

The last visitation of the heralds was made in 1683. Soon after this date 
the ordinances which had been made deciding who were entitled to bear arms 
were generally disregarded, and arms were assumed by any person who coveted 
this distinction. 

Within a comparatively recent period, the Lomas family has assumed an 
independent coat of arms. In a book entitled " A complete body of Heraldr)-, 
by Joseph Edmondson, London, 1780," the name Lomax appears, but not the 
name Lomas. In the " British Herald, by Thomas Robson, Sunderland, 1830," 
and in numerous more recent works on heraldry, the Lomas coat of arms is 
described thus : " Argent between two palets, gules three fleurs de lis in pale sable, 
a chief azure. Crest, on a chapcau a pelican vulning herself proper." 

The figure on the frontispiece representing the Lomas coat of arms, is copied 
from a drawing which I obtained in 1856 at an office of Heraldry in London. 
(See supplementary data on The Lomas Coat of Arms). 

Can the Lomas family be traced to the continent of Europe? — In the hope 
of obtaining some further information as to the early history of the Lomas family, 
I have consulted the most extensive biographical dictionaries within my reach for 
the names Lomas and Lomax ; also all the directories of cities and countries of 
Europe which I could find in the United States, or in those parts of Europe which 
I have visited ; and I have also consulted all the large gazeteers that I could 
find in quest of places bearing either of the above names, or any name having 
a decided resemblance to either of them. 

(A.) The following is a brief summary of the results obtained respecting 
the names of persons : 

1. Cantoral (Hieron de) Lomas, a Spanish poet from Valladolid, lived in 
the latter half of the sixteenth century, and wrote various poems, which were 
published at Madrid in 1577. See Grosses Vollstjindiges LTniversal Lexicon, 
1738, V. 18, p. 330. Also Ticknor's History of Spanish Literature, v. 3, p 513. 

2. Giovanni Paul Lomazzo, an Italian painter and savant, born at Milan,* 
April 26, 1538, of a distinguished family from the village of Lomazzo, near 
Como. He was called to Florence by Cosmo de Medicis, who made him guardian 
of a gallery of 4,000 paintings. He died in 1598. — Biographie Universelle, Paris, 
1819, t. 24, p. 637. 

3. In the Directory of Spain (El Indicador de Espafia, Barcelona, 1864, a 
1865) appears the name of Nicolas Lomas at Santander. The name Loma occurs 
five times in the Provinces of Madrid, Toledo, Cordova and Burgos. 

In 1864, Fidel Carcia Lomas was sub-director del Registro de la propiedad. 
— El Indicador, p. 23. 

In 1869, Eduardo de la Lomas was civil Governor of the Province of Sara- 

In 1874, General Loma conimanded a division of the Spanish army operating 
against the Carlists. 

4. In the Directory of Milan (Guida di Milano per I'anno, 1867) appear 
the names of Antoinetta Lomazzi and Ippolito Lomazzi. 

5. In the Directory of France (Almanach des 500,000 adresses, 1867, de 
Paris et des Departments) no name is found resembling Lomas. The same is 
true of the Directories of Brussels, Amsterdam and Copenhagen. In the Direc- 

*From 1535 to 1713 the duchy of Milan was a dependency of the Spanish crown. 

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tories of Berlin, Dresden and Leipsic, the name Lommatsch frequently occurs. 
Also the Directory of Berlin for i8'')6 contains the name Lomax, but upon inquiry 
this was found to be an Englishman recently established in Germany. 

(B.) The following is a summary of the places bearing the name Lomas, 
or a name somewhat resembling it. 

Lomas, a village in the Province of Palencia, Spain, with a population of 
519. — Bcschcrcllc Dictionairc dc Geographic UnivcrscUc. 

Lomis, a village of Switzerland, 15 miles S. W. of Constance.* 

Ix)miswyl (i. e., Lomis-ville), a village of Switzerland, four miles west of 

Lomazzo, a village of I-Ximbardy, near Como. Population 2,292. 

Lommatsch, a town in Saxony, 22 miles from Dresden. Population 2,275. 

Lomas, a town in the Argentine Republic, South .America. Lat. 31 deg. 30 
min. S. Long. 62 deg. 18 min. \V. 

Lomas Bay, Straits of Magalhacns, S. A.. Lat. 52 deg. 30 min. S. Long. 
69 deg. 10 min. W. 

Point Lomas, in Peru, S. A. Lat. 17 deg. 32 min. S. Long. 74 deg. 54 
min. W. 

Point Loma, San Diego, California. Lat. 32 deg. 42 min. N. Long. 117 
deg. 15 min. W. 

Loma Hill, a mountain in Western Africa. Lat. 9 deg. 25 min. N. Long. 
9 deg. 51 min. W. 

Do the preceding facts afYord a basis for any conjecture respecting the early 
history of the Lomas family? It is generally contended by writers on onoma- 
tology that all proper names had originally a peculiar and appropriate meaning. 
(See Salvertc's Essai historique sur les noms d'homme, t. i, p. 7.) Ls the name 
Lomas derived from any word or combination of words in the English language? 
No one has ever suggested any such derivation which could be considered as 
in any degree plausible. The conclusion seems to follow of necessity that the 
name Lomas is not of English origin.** The same considerations lead to the 
conclusion that it is not of French, or German, or Italian origin. The case is, 
however, different with Spain. Loma in Spanish signifies a little hill, and lomas 
is the plural of loma, signifying Jiills. It is probable, therefore, that the names 
Loma and Lomas were early introduced as surnames in Spain, and we can 
understand why these names were applied to places which were inhabited by 
Spaniards, or of which the Spaniards were the first explorers. The conclusion 
naturally follows that the Lomas family in England came from Spain about 
the year 1400, or perhaps earlier. The names Lomis and Lomisville, a])plied to 
villages in Switzerland, render it probable that persons of the same name from 
S])ain, or perhaps from the Lomas family established in England, migrated to 

The names Lomazzi and Lomazzo in Northern Italy are also thought to have 
originated from the same stock. These names differ from Lomax or Lomatz 
only in substituting an Italian termination. 

This will appear from the following examples : 

The English name Lawrence becomes Lorenzo in Italian. 

" Morris " Maurizio " 

" Boniface " Bonifazio 

" Florence " Fiorenze 

Nice '• Nizza 

" Venice " Venezia '' 

"■See maps accompanying Murray's North Italy, Tart I. 

**See hereinafter, what Prof. C. A. Tloppin, Jr., says on this very interesting point. 

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It is possible that the name Lommatsch in Saxony is simply the name Lomatz 
modified by a change of termination, so as better to express the peculiar German 

It seems, therefore, probable that the Lomas family originated in Spain; 
that four or five centuries ago, and perhaps earlier, one or more members of this 
family became established in England, while others of the family found their 
way into Northern Italy. 

It may appear strange that when the facilities for travel were so restricted, 
as they were in Europe during the middle ages, the Lomas family should have 
become so widely scattered. But we know that during the Crusades (from A. 
D. 1096 to 1270), adventurers from England, France, Spain, Germany and 
Italy, were united in a common cause; and those crusaders who returned from 
Palestine instead of returning to their native homes, were frequently dispersed 
into foreign countries. The result must have been a considerable mingling 
together of the people of the different nations of Europe. 

It may be objected that the fact that Laurent Lomax had a coat of arms 
proves that he was not of foreign origin. Such an objection is not well founded. 
Many English families that have a coat of arms are of French origin, while 
others are of German, Italian, or Spanish origin. Among families of this descrip- 
tion having a German origin occur the nances Deycheler, Kramer, Lauginger, 
Mazzinghi, and Weber ; among those families having an Italian origin occur the 
names Castillon, Corsellis, De Moline, and Sileto ; while among the families 
admitted to be of Spanish origin occur the names Ayala, Florio, Gambow, and 

Other families of tJic Loomis name. — Besides the descendants of Joseph 
Loomis of Windsor, there are in the United States other families known by the 
name of Ix)omis, Lummis, or Lomas. Edward Lomas, born about 1606, came 
from London in 1635, and settled in Ipswich, Mass., as early as 1648. He had 
six children : John resided in Salem, Mass. ; Samuel settled in Hamilton, Mass. ; 
Nathaniel settled in Dover, N. H. ; Jonathan settled in Ipswich, Mass. ; Edward 
settled in Cohanzy, N. J. : and there was a daughter, who married John Sherring. 
The descendants of Edward Lomas generally spell their name Lummis, and this 
circumstance is usually sufficient to distinguish them from the Windsor family; 
but some of them have adopted the spelling Loomis, and a few have adopted 
the anomalous spelling Lamos. I have undertaken to make out the genealogy of 
this family, and have made considerable progress, but my manuscript is not yet 
ready for publication.* 

There was also a Joseph Lomas born in England about 1761, who was a 
soldier in Rurgoyne's army, who remained in thi-s country after the war, settled 
in Andover, Mass., and died in Erie Co., N. Y., about 1830. He had ten children, 
among whom were six sons, who married and had children. They generally 
claim that the proper spelling of their name is Lomas, but it is sometimes spelled 
Loomis. I have also undertaken to make out a complete genealogy of this 

Besides the three families above referred to, in most of the larger cities we 
find persons of the name Lomas who were born in England, or whose parents 
came from England since the peace of 1783. Such persons uniformly claim that 
the proper spelling of their name is Lomas. but in the city directories it is fre- 
quently spelled I have not yet found a person in the United States 
bearing the name Lomas, Loomis, or Lummis who does not probably belong to 
one of the preceding classes ; in other words, there are believed to be in the 
United States but two Lomas families whose ancestors came to this country before 
the Revolution of 1776; the members of one (being descended from Joseph of 

*A copy of this and much additional data is now in the possession of Elisha S. Loomis, 
of Berea, O. 

IGimmtH ^nifalngg 


Windsor) almost without exception sj)elliny their name Ix)onii,s, and those of 
the other family (descended from Edward of Ipswich) generally spelling their 
name Lumniis. If the work which I have commenced should be ever completed, 
it will show the genealogy of every person in the United States bearing the 
name Loomis, Liimmis, or Lomas, and whose ancestors came to this country 
before the commencement of the present century.* 

A&iJitimial Sfiatoriral Data auii ^u^j^Jltuunitary iFarta 

Under " Early history of the name Lomas in England," these additional facts 
are pertinent. 

The name " del Lumhalghes " appears as " del Lumhalghe " in records of 
the time of Henry VI. 

" Laurens Lomatz " appears in one author as " Laurent Lomax, b. 1427, of 
l^olton Parish, Eng. A witness at ae. 70." 

Jossu Von Lorn, b. 1500, in Buren, Holland, a physician, wrote a work and 
signed his name (Lottu) Lommius. 

" 1578 Jolin Luinmas, Derbyshire" is also written "John Lomax." 

" 1668. Rev. John Lomax " was the father of John Lomax, who was the 
ancestor of the Lomaxes of Va., and N. C, U. S. A. 

" 1848. James Lomas, Lieut. (Jen.," is also written "James Lumax. Lieut. 

In Notes and Queries, Dec. 10, 1859, the same name is written the follow- 
ing three ways, — Lummas, Lummis, and Lomax. 

Also it appears that Anne and Sarah Lomax, of .Shropshire, were daughters 
of Jervase Lummas, of Shropshire. 

Also James Lomax, 1626, had his name written Linnmax. 

Also Bardsley's (Ed'n of 1901) Dictionary of British and Welsh Sur- 
names, p. 492 and 500, for name Loomis has : 

"Lomas, Lomax, Local, 'of Lomax,' a small spot in the parish of Bury Co., 
Lane. I do not know whether it can still be identified, but it has given birth to 
a family name that has ramified itself in a wonderful manner." 

1. Christopher Lomax, of bury, 1590; wills at Chester (1545-1620), p. 125. 

2. Jeffery Lomax, of Heap, 1590; ibid. 

3. Lawrence Smethrust, of Lomax. parish of Bury, 1624: ibid (1621-30), 
p. 201. 

4. Edw. Smethrust, of Lomax, parish of Bury, Yeoman, 1638: ibid. 

5. Oliver Lumas, 1602, Preston Guild Rolls, p. 63. 

6. Oliver Lumax, 1622, ibid, p. 70. 

7. Richard Lumas, 1603, ibid, p. 63. 

8. Richard Lumax, 1622, ibid, p. 70. 

The double instances given in 5, 6, 7 and 8 prove, if proof were needed, 
that Lomax and Lomas are one and the same name. In Manchester Directory 
Lomas occurs 31 and Lomax 18 times; London, 7. 10: New York, 3, 4." 

Page 500 — "Lummis— Local, a variation of Lomas, q. v. 1702, Bapt. Eliz. 
d. Edw. Lumis : St. Jas. Clerkcnwell, ii, 18. 

1791'), married," — Wm. Lummis and Margery Kncebone; St. Geo. Hun. Sq. 
ii, 148. 

Manchester, i : East Rid. Court Div. i ; New York, 2." 

♦It is now (1885) cstahlislied that one William Lomas, a forgeman (i. c. trained to 
forKC iron) came from Wales and settled in East Xantmel, Chester Co., Pa. He hout;ht 
land there in 1797 and died in 1803, leaving sons Wm., Thomas and John; from Jojm are 
now known many descendants. It is said that Wm. Lomas came in the British army, but 
deserted to the Am. army while at Valley Forge. He helped to make the first gun ever 
made in Pa. 

33 ^itpplrmgutarii JinigBttgattong 

SIjp Nam? ffiomaa an tifs (Enntitifttt of lEurojif 

In British Family Names, 2nd edition, 1903, is found the following: — 
" Lomax, Lomas. Fr. Lammas, Lamusse ; Fl. Lanimers ; D'ch. Lommesse, p. n. 
(time of birth (?) famous). Lammasse in Rot. Hund. Lamisso, a Lomb. King 
5th century." 

Another writer says : " The name is Lomas in France and Lommatsch in 

The following historical note relative to the Scottish border revolution, 1095, 
makes reference to a name which seems closely related to the name Loomis. 

In " The Border-History of England and Scotland " by the Rev. Geo. Rid- 
path of Stitchill, revised by his bro., the Rev. Philip Ridpath, of Hutton (edition 
of 18 10, London), on p. 72, we find this: 

" Soon after, (the last revolution in Scotland, 1095), the young king, (Edgar, 
King of Scotland, in 1098), in testimony of his gratitude, made a present of 
the above-mentioned convent (the convent of Durham), of the place and lands 
of Coldingham, together with several villages in its neighborhood. . . .* 

Is not Lumis (omitting the " den ") nearer Loomis than Spanish Loma, 
Lancastrian Lumhalghes, or even Lomax? Was there a Lumis family suffi- 
ciently established in 1095 to stamp its name on this " border " place, or did the 
place (through the meaning of the term) give rise to a Lumis family? yVnd 
was this family in any way connected with the early Lancastrian family? Who 
can tell? 

§>anve Hariattnna of tljp JJatttf ffiotnaa 

In Savage's Gen. Dic'y, Vol. Ill, p. 111-115, the name is spelled eight ways. 
In England and the U. S., the name has been written or recorded each of the 
following 42 ways since the year 1600: Lamas, Lames, Lamus. Lammas, Lames. 
Lamys, Lcwmas, Lomack, Lomacks, Lomas, Lomatz, Lomax, Lomes, Lomies. 
Lomis, Lommas, Lommatz, Lommes, Lomnitz, Lomys, Loomas, Loomax, Loomes, 
Loomis, Loomiss, Lomes, Looms, Loomys, Lowmas, Lumas. Lumass, Lumax, 
Lumes, Lumis, Lummas, Lummis, Lummix, Lummox, Lummus, Lunuis, Lumux, 

Investigation reveals that : — 

1. The descendants of Joseph Lomas, the soldier in Burgoyne's army, who 
settled at Andover, Mass., and of Wm. Lomas, of Ashtabula Co., O., who set- 
tled there about 1870, coming from England, generally spell their name Lomas ; 
a few spell it Loomis or Lumis. 

2. The descendants of Wm. Lomas, said to have come to America during 
the Rev. War, and who settled in Chester Co., Pa., generally spell their name 

3. The descendants of Edward Lumas or Lumax, also written Lomas and 
Lummis, of Ispwich, Mass., 1648, generally spell their name Lummis or Lum- 
mus ; but many are now found who spell it Loomis. 

4. The descendants of Joseph Loomis (Lomas) of Windsor, Conn., 1639, 
now nearly always spell their name Loomis. 

*The Charter together with the mnnsion of Coldingham, mentions the following man- 
sions, viz.: Aldcamhus, Lumisiicu, Rcgintun (Rcnton), Riston, Swinewde (Swinewood), 
Farndun (Farnyside), the two Eituns (Aitons), Prenagest (Prendergest), and Crames- 
niuthe. AH these, with small variations in spelling, are the names of villages to this day 
situated in the neighbourhood, except Cranesmuthe. 

UnnmtB (^^n^alngg 34 

At present, in England, the siielling^ Lonias is well established.* In the U. 
S. of America and Canada, the spelling Looinis is generally found. 

Sl]p Sjomoa (Cuat of AruiB 

"He who inherits arms is 
A gentleman, well bred and of good name." 

— King Henry V. 

The motto " Ne cede malis " is found in Verg. Ac, 6, 95, and the transla- 
tion is, "Do not give way to misfortunes." The coat of arms by the rules of 
heraldry may be interpreted thus : 

The pallet, signifying military strength and fortification, was given to those 
who impaled or otherwise defended cities, or supported the government of their 
sovereign, " by standing up uprightly for prince and country." The Fleur-de- 
lis was often granted to those who had taken part in the French wars. The 
Pelican is the device of the inner temple, London. And vulning itself signifies. 
that it will give its own blood for its young, hence a symbol of devoted and self- 
sacrificing charity. On p. 98, of Wescott's Hst. of the Eng. Bible (the Bishop's 
Bible which appeared in 1568), Wcscott says: "At the end is an elegant couplet 
m the device of the pelican feeding her young." The couplet is : 

"Matris ut hacc proprio stirps est satiata crnore, 
Pacis item proprio, Christc, cruore tnos." 

Translated, it reads: 

"As this young is fed by the actual blood of the mother 
So, O Christ, you feed yours with your own blood." 

The signification of the colors are, — 

Argent, peace and sincerity ; 

Gules, magnanimity and military fortitude ; 

Sable, constancy ; and 

Azure, loyalty and truth. 

^avas Iftfltortral JFarta &latiwf to Anna 

Arms, so called because originally displayed upon defensive armor. 

Coat of arms, because embroidered upon the coat worn over the armor. 

William the Conqueror did not use arms. Uncertain when introduced into 
England, but in the 13th century they came rapidly into use. 

In the infancy of heraldry every knight assumed whatever arms he chose, 
but the Crusades, by bringing together soldiers of different nations, tended to 
produce a certain assimilation in their heraldry, all of which are now under the 
direction of the Heralds' College of London. 

In America any one is free to adopt any device, or coat of arms, he may 
choose. For our pioneer forefathers left all such trappings in the mother coun- 
try, and for now ten generations their descendants have been more than " gentle- 
men," they have been useful members of society and defenders of equality. Yet, 
is not the advice given in the report of the Committee on Heraldry, of the N. 
E. Hist, and Gen. Society, made in 1898 and adopted in i89f), the better rule to 
follow? Sec same at end of Prof. Iloppin, Jr.'s repwrt, on Origin of the Name 
and Ancestry in England. 

*In "Homes of Family Names in Great liritain." by Henry Brougham Ouppy, M.B., edition 
of 1S90, ]). 135, the autlK^r says: "I.omas is a name very numerous on the Cheshire border and in 
the vicinity of Stockport in that county," viz., Derbyshire. On p. 57 he says: "I.omas. Cheshire, 
40 (meaning 40 per 10,000 of population); I )erl)yshire, 61; Lancashire, II; StatTordshire, 14. In 
i^ncashire it is occasionally speh I.omax." (The reader will note that the spelling /,[i(i/«(j does 
not occur at all in CJuppy's workl. 

®I|^ Slnnmta Justitut^ 

3ta ©rgauijatiott. CCnnbttton aitti purpoara 

F the 26,000 people who came down to this land of ours in the 
great Puritan exodus from England, from 1C20 to 1640, was one — 
uur ancestor — Joseph Loomis, who settled finally, in 1639, at 
Windsor, at the meeting of the waters, on "The Island." 

This "Ancestral Home" has been in perpetual possession of 
his descendants, coming down in an unbroken regular succession 
to Epaphras Loomis (No. 2474), and he sold it to Rev. George 
Loomis (No. 5476), who finally sold it to Col. John Mason Loomis (No. 2537). 

This " homestead " is situated on elevated ground on the bank of the 
Farmington River and but a short distance from the west bank of the Connecti- 
cut River, and commands an uncommonly fine view of these rivers and vallies. 
Being but six miles north of the beautiful city of Hartford and but a half mile 
from the depots of the N. Y., New Haven and Springfield R. R., and an inter- 
urban electric road, the site is ideal. What could be more fitting to perpetuate 
the family name than that this " ancestral home on the Lsland " should become 
the home of the Loomis Institute, thus forever preserving " The Hearthstone " 
of our ancestor, Joseph Loomis. 

" In 1874, James C. Loomis, Hezekiah B. Loomis, Osbert B. Loomis, H. 
Sidney Hayden and his wife, and John Mason iooniis were constituted a cor- 
porate body by the name of the Loomis Institute. * * * It is the design 
of the corporators to do what they can to endow this Institution, and in this 
they desire the co-operation of all the Loomis family, that the Institution may 
become a lasting monument to the memory of Joseph Loomis, and a blessing 
to the town which he selected for his refuge from the annoyances to which 
Puritans were subjected in the mother country." 

That you may the more fully appreciate the origin and purpose of the 
Institute, the I_xiomis Association has deemed it wise to give in full the address 
of the President of the Board of Trustees of the Institute. Its completeness 
leaves but little to be said in addition. 

AntFiiran lE^urattnn 

Bv John M. Tayujr 

Prciidcnl of tht Board of Trmtea of Tin Loomis Institute 

An Address Setting Forth the Organization, Condition and Purposes of The Loomis 
Institute at Windsor. Connecticut, Delivered at the Reunion of the I.oomis 
Family Association at Hartford, Connecticut, September Twenty- 
seventh, Nineteen Hundred and Fivk 

d^^d ^ behalf of its trustees, and at your president's request, I am to have 

MW tiie pleasure and the lionor of statinjj a few facts to you about The 

^1 1 Loomis Institute, its orcjanization, condition, and purposes. 

^B I Alay we not first take a sjlimpsc at the historic principles which, 

^ W I nearly three centuries after their enunciation, make our jjovernment 

^^^0^ what it is, link together the constitutions of the nation and the states, 

and find a new renaissance in the work of family reunions like these, 

and of the many patriotic orders and societies, on whose rolls we read alone the 

names of the descendants of the adventurers into the New England : 

"Faith in God, faith in work — this is the short formula in which we may sum up the 
teaching of the founders of New England, a creed ample enough for this life and the next." 
— "New England Two Centuries Ago." (Lowell.) 

"The Puritan was hard, severe, sour, sober and bigoted ; but God sifted three kingdoms 
to find him wherewith to plant a free republic." — -Address, Forefather's Day. (Curtis). 

"I do not believe in all the beliefs of the Puritan Fathers; but I thoroughly believe in 
them, in their manhood, their fortitude, their integrity, their devotion to duty, their reverent 
recognition of God in their public and private affairs." — "The Puritan Republic." (Howe). 

"The Pilgrims and the Puritans did not live in vain. Their influence has gone out in- 
to all the earth. We are drinking at llie fountains which they opened. We walk in their 
light; and we are to pass on the torch to other generations." — "The Puritan in England and 
New England." (Byington). 

These are the honors paid to the Puritans of Old England and of New 
England, and to their service to mankind, by their kinsmen of our generation. 

These are the present day tributes of the diplomat and poet, the orator 
and reformer, the historian and theologian, not only to the men who stood in 
the ranks of Cromwell's Ironsides, and with " the embattled farmers who fired 
the shot heard round the world," but to their fine and unconquerable spirit and 
devotion which in parliament and conventicle, in camji and field, in council 
chamber and meeting house, gave character, inspiration, perpetuity, to that great 
historic movement which Carlyle calls the last of our great heroisms. 

We light our altar fires and burn incense to the memories of these master- 
ful men, and of the gentle and heroic women who shared in their sacrifices and 
achievements that our matchless heritage of government by the people might 
endure ; and it is not alone what the forefathers and forcmothers were or were 
not in birth, station, inheritance, environment, that comninnds our homage, but 
what they wrought out of hard and fast conditions in the colonial settlements 
in the New England, that we offer our songs of thanksgiving. 

^^ Q^l)t Hoomta Jnattltttg 

Therefore are we ancestor worshippers ; and these are the days of ancestral 
honor, discovery, and exploitation. Vanity, social ambition, and prefermen 
may inspire some of the candidates for honors in the societies of the day ; and 
shrewd politics, we are told, plays a part in conventions and elections ; and these 
are necessary incidents ; but every monument, memorial, tablet, statue and inscrip- 
tion every ncHected God's acre 'restored and made beautiful by the loving hands 
of the children of the Pilgrim and Puritan, voices the spirit of new oyalty and 
patriotism, and of a new-born faith in God, our country, and our fellow-men. 

Is it not fitting to-day, and in this presence, and always, to lay stress on 
what our forefathers ordained here in blood and sacrifice and tears ? 

Twenty-six thousand people came over to this land of ours in the great 
Puritan exodus from England, from 1620 to 1640. Strong and masterful were 
many of these men— makers of history— men of Kent and ^Iiddlesex, of Suf- 
folk and Essex, of whom I may not speak, as no time ofTers; and with the 
men of Essex came your first ancestor, Joseph Loomis, of Bramtree, to set 
down at Windsor in the " Lord's Waste." 

What an environment was his, what an opportunity of acquamtaiice and 
of honor, what a share to have in building the temple of the Republic ! He was 
the friend and companion of Hwjker and Ludlow, of Haynes and Wyllys, of 
Stiles and Phelps. Grant and Rossiter, and all the leaders of the three original 
towns; doing his duty amid the hardships and dangers that confronted the 
colonists in his life at 'Windsor from 1639 to 1658. 

What a race of men and women in church and state, in all the world s busy 
activities of action and of thought, has sprung from that sturdy stock! Are 
they not known to all of us, who do honor to their memories this day— physi- 
cians surgeons, artists, physicists, journalists, authors, diplomatists, educators, 
scientists inventors, statesmen and jurists, soldiers in all the wars of the colonies 
and of the Revolution and of the Union? A wonderful record is the story of 
their service to mankind. 

It is a pure and princely heritage of truth, of honor, of nobility of cliaracter, 
which these men have left to you— sons and daughters of the house of Loomis. 
Will any memorial of them be more enduring or more fitting to perpetuate the 
family name, than the one to rise on " The Island " yonder when we or our 
successors have carried to fruition the plans and purposes of the Institute s donors 
whose names are on your lips? . „ . • ^ . r, t 

Thirty years ago, James C. Loomis, Hezekiah B. Loomis, Osbert B. Loomis, 
H Sidney Hayden, and his wife. Abbey S. Loomis, and John Mason Loomis, 
petitioned the General Assembly of Connecticut for an act of incorporation. 

There was a deep and tender pathos, a great sorrow, written within the 
lines of this appeal. Children were not born of some of the marital alliances of 
these good people; and children born of others died in the bloom and promise 

of their youth. . ,-,•.,• r ^ 

With none to bear their names in direct lineage, and inherit iheir fortunes, 
their thoughts were turned to the nurture, protection and education of the children 
of their kinsmen, and others upon whom might fall the benediction of their 

good deeds. . u n •<. 

Earnest study, keen foresight, and prayerful meditation— in the old, turitan 
fashion— marked 'the beginning of their philanthropic purpose and wise charity, 
made perpetual in the special law of the Commonwealth. All this stands out 
in bold relief in the notes, memoranda, family records, and m the last wills and 
testaments of the incorporators. , , . r r , 1 

Is not that a fine and exalted spirit, the spirit of their forefathers and yours, 
that rings in the words of James C. Loomis, written four years after the charter 

w;i.s granted, and signed by all the petitioners and Marv H. Loomis, and enti- 
tled a 


"Somewhere near the tcrminntion of the year 1871, or the beginning of 1872, a senti- 
ment, born of the strong natural love and sympathy between us, and intensified by the loss 
of all our children, crystallized into a desire to leave some memento of our lives, failing the 
natural one of succession ; and this finally took the form of a free educational establish- 
ment, called the Loomis Institute. 

"Those of us now living, admonished by the death of our brothers, James and Samuel, 
that whatever we wish to do, or make known, must be done now ; and desiring to make 
a record of our united sentiments for ourselves, and all who in the future may be inter- 
ested in the story of the love and tenderness we bear to each other, moving us to stand to- 
gether, supporting at the close of our lives a common purpose, pledge ourselves to the sup- 
port, care and personal comfort of each other, and to remain true and signally faithful to 
the Loomis Institute, acknowledging and accepting the duties incident, cheerfully, lovingly, 
and devotedly; so that notiiiiig short of death shall divert us from our purpo-e of mutual 
support ; hoping and trusting that some good may come to posterity, from the harvest, poor 
though it may be, of our lives." 

After clothing the lK>dy politic and corporate by the name of The Loomis 
Institute with full corporate powers, there came the vital question of defining 
its purposes, and, it is to this point we ask your especial attention. With what 
clear conception of future needs and conditions, and under what explicit and 
simple limitations were the intentions and plans of these donors written in the 
law. This is the educational clause of the charter : 

Sec. 2. This institute shall be, and the same hereby is constituted and established for 
the free and gratuitous education of all persons of the age of twelve years and upwards to 
twenty years in all the departments of learning which are now taught or hereafter may 
be taught in the various grades of schools in this country, and also for the purpose of 
m.iintaining and supplying all those whose condition and circumstances may require 'it, 
with all those things which may be deemed necessary and proper for their comfort and ad- 
vancement in useful knowledge, so far as the funds of the institute will permit. But no 
person shall be admitted as a student in said institute tmtil he or she shall I)e adjudged. 
on examination, capable of reading and spelling the English language correctly, writing a 
good, legible hand, and resolving questions in the four rules of arithmetic, with a knowl- 
edge of elementary geography and grammar, and shall sustain a good moral character. In 
case a greater number of persons having the requisite qualifications shall apply for ad- 
mission than the institute can accommodate, then selection from said applicants shall be 
made, first from those belonging to the state of Connecticut, and next from those deemed 
most wortliy, williout regard to state or nation, all of which shall be determined by said 
trustees and their successors, or by committees by them appointed, in conformity to the 
provisions of this act. 

Such, then, is the trust committed to us — one which no one may venture 
to administer save in the spirit which gave it life, and under a full sense of its 
solemn obligations. 

Who are charged with these charter duties, and under what authority and 
commission do they serve? They are acting at the request of soine of the 
original incorporators, and imder the wise provision they made for the nomina- 
tion and appointment of their successors : 

Sec. 8. The said trustees and their successors shall have power and authority by a 
major vote, from time to time, as they may deem expedient to increase the number of 
trustees to any number not exceeding twelve, and also by a similar vote to fill any and all 
vacancies that may occur by death, resignation, removal, or otherwise, at their discretion; 
but after the death, resignation, removal for cause from office, or neglect or refusal of all 
of the above-named trustees to act as such, the number of trustees shall not in any case 
be less than seven ; and if the then existing board of trustees shall neglect or fail to fill 
all the vacancies that may tlicn exist under the number of seven, for the period of six 
months, or if from any cause at any time there shall be an entire vacancy in said board, 
tiien the governor of the state, for the time being, shall have power, and it shall be his 
duty, by and with the advice and consent of the cliief judge or justice of the state, to ap- 
point not less than seven fit and proper persons to be and become the trustees of said in- 


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stitute; and the persons thus appointed shall be the trustees of said institute, with all the 
rights and power appertaining thereto. 

The charter fixes the institute site. The trustees have power and authority, 
with the consent of the owners thereof, to select such portion of the original 
homestead of Joseph Loomis, taken up by him in 1639, and continued in the 
ownership and possession of his descendants from that day to this, situated upon 
" The Island," so called, in Windsor, in the County of Hartford and State of 
Connecticut, and any other lands immediately contiguous thereto, not exceeding 
in quantity fifty acres, as they may deem necessary and proper. And the loca- 
tion thus selected and determined upon shall thereafter become and forever be 
and remain the site and location of said institute, and no person or persons shall 
thereafter have power or authority to take, appropriate, convey, or otherwise 
dispose of the same, by gift, grant, bargain, sale, exchange, mortgage, or in 
any other manner or form to any person or persons, or for any cause or purpose 
whatever, but the same shall be and forever remain the location of said institute, 
and appropriated and used for the purposes intended by the donors and by the 
provisions of this act. 

No duty imposed on the trustees, save the establishment of educational 
methods and courses of instruction, involves more serious problems than these 
permissive charter provisions — to lay out, improve and beautify said grounds, 
in such manner and to such an extent as they may deem necessary and proper — 
to determine the number, form, dimensions, materials and style of architecture 
of the buildings to be erected thereon, and the location of the same in said 

It is our present purpose during the coming year, acting under expert advices 
to take some steps in beautifying and improving " The Island," by grading, 
draining, designating roadways and paths, and especially in setting small planta- 
tions of trees and shrubs, and all with a proper view to the location of the 
institute buildings ; and we are not unmindful of your deep interest in the 
preservation and maintenance of " The Homestead." 

On these historic grounds, diversified by hill and valley, meadow and upland, 
and wide river views, rich in tradition and hallowed by ancestral memories, there 
will rise to view, in the coming years, the memorials to the Loomis name, con- 
secrated to the ends they sought to serve. 

These important and primary works for the beginnings of the institute must 
be co-ordinate. They must be undertaken with a clear and definite knowledge 
of the end in view, from the outset. We shall take no action until we are fully 
prepared with ways and means. 

We shall try no experiments. We shall erect no buildings, beautiful and 
ornate, without resources to maintain them. We shall erect none until we know 
what plans are the wisest to insure that " free and gratuitous education," that 
" comfort and advancement in useful knowledge," which we are solemnly charged 
to devise, inaugurate and conserve. We are in the midst of a revolution in 
educational views, systems and results ; and who may predict what the course 
of wisdom and prudence may be, at some distant day, when the aflfairs of the 
institute shall call for practical administration, as a school or series of schools 
of learning? Noting on every side the value and success of present-day methods 
in the arts, crafts, trades and industries, and the wider sweep of practical instruc- 
tion and experience, I can only say that, so far as we can now foresee, the children 
and youth who may have been trusted to The Loomis Institute will go out from it 
equipped to win their way in the world, with both heads and hands. 

Five years ago vacancies caused by death made a reorganization necessary; 
and the present trustees were appointed by Governor George P. McLean, with 
the advice and consent of the late Chief Justice of the State, Charles B. Andrews. 

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The institute cannot be established and maintained, except it have ample 
resources. They are provided, and to be provided, by the bequest of the donors 
whose names you may read in the charter, of other members of the family who 
hold to the same proat purpose, and by the gifts or bequests of others who may 
be interested through your good offices : 

Sec. 4. The said trustees and their successors shall have power and authority to man- 
age and direct the property, funds and effects of said institute, all of which shall be exempt 
from taxation so long as said institute shall be maintained and used for the purposes of edu- 
cation, as herein intended ; provided, always, that no real estate located in the state of Con- 
necticut, lield by said institute for investment and not used by said instituje for educational 
purposes, shall be exempt from taxation by virtue of the provisions of this section. 

And after the original buildiuKs shall have been completed according to the plans of 
said trustees, and furnished as herein provided, it shall be the duty of said trustees and 
their successors to cause all of the tminvcsted principal funds which may remain, or which 
may thereafter be received, and which may not be given to the institute for any specific 
purpose inconsistent herewith, and which may not be needed for the erection of any other 
buildings, to be safely invested in the same manner as required by the laws of this state for 
the investment of trust funds; and said funds shall be and remain a perpetual fund, and the 
rents, issues, and profits thereof thereafter shall be used and expended in defraying the cur- 
rent expenses of the institute, in the crcctitm of new buildings, andjn the purchase of books, 
maps, cl'.arts, apparatus, and all other matters and things wliich may be deemed necessary 
and proper best to promote and secure the welfare of the institute. 

The present assets of the institute in the treasurer's custody, under various 
bequests of members of the family and the result of their investment and rein- 
vestment as trust funds, amount to $520,000. This is a conservative estimate. 
The securities are sound in quality and character, and they are selected by the 
finance committee of the trustees. As it has been publicly noted elsewhere, we 
think it proper to also state that when the life estate of his widow, Mary H. 
Loomis, ceases (an event which we trust may not occur for many years), except 
five per cent going to various persons, the institute will receive the properties 
bequeathed to it by the late Col. John Mason Loomis — of whose last will and 
testament one of the trustees is an executor — estimated at $1,120,000. The 
institute therefore has either a present or vested interest in property worth, at 
a reasonable present valuation, $1,640,000 — a great benefaction, dedicated to one 
of the noblest of purposes, and to be administered, we trust, now and always, 
in the spirit which illumines these words in Colonel Loomis' will : 

"Hoping to leave some mark for good upon our race and time, we present to the 

Loomis Family this their Hearth Stone, and endow it with all we have; inviting them to 
rally round it as their shrine, from which their boys and girls shall take the highest in- 
spirations for better and grander lives, from the best of their race who have gone before, 
and, like them, ever keeping the banner of human progress, honor and manhood, to the 

We trust that every one here has visited " The Island," " The Homestead " 
and " The Hearth Stone," and feels the uplifting and the inspiration which such 
ties and associations alone can give. We hope every one has seen our " Loomis 
Room," where we hold in trust and safety — until transferred to the Memorial 
building on " The Island " — the libraries, paintings, portraits, engravings, arms, 
curios, letters, manuscripts (many of them of tender and inspiring memories) 
of men and women of your lineage who have passed on and have left these 
cherished possessions to our keeping. 

A word more and I have done. In this booklet are written the purposes, 
the prayers and admonitions of the founders of the institute in the letters of the 
law. It is our character, it is our corporate bible, it is worthy of vour con- 
sideration in its teachings of morals, philosophy, and the charity that finds its 
expression in the words : " Write me as one who loves his fellow-men." Will 
you take it with you and give it place in your thoughts when you pay homage 
to your ancestors at the shrine of "The Loomis Family Association?" 

Hartford, Conn., Oct., 1905. John M. T.wlor. 

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The 1874 charter and by-laws, as amended in 1905, together with the present 
Board of Trustees and the officers of the Board and the report of the Treasurer, 
now follow. 

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An Act to Incorporate The Loomis Institute in the Toum of IVindsor, Approved 
July S, i8/4, ds Amended hy Act Approved March 28, 1903. 

Section i. That James C. Loomis, Hezekiah B. Loomis, Osbert B. Loomis, 
H. Sidney Hayden, and his wife, formerly Abby S. Loomis, and John Mason 
Loomis, and their successors, be and they hereby are constituted a body politic 
and corporate by the name of The Loomis Institute, and by that name shall have 
perpetual succession hereafter, and shall be able to sue and be sued, plead and 
be impleaded, defend and be defended in all courts whatever, and may have a 
common seal and change the same at pleasure. They also shall have power and 
authority to take, by purchase, gift, grant, devise, or in any other manner and 
form, any and all property and estate, real, personal, and mixed, and wherever 
situated, and the same to hold in trust for the sole and exclusive use and benefit 
of said institute : provided, that no purchase, gift, grant, devise, or other mode 
of transfer or conveyance, made to or for the use and benefit of said institute, 
shall be accepted or received upon any condition or conditions inconsistent with 
the provisions of this act. And they also shall have power and authority to 
give, grant, bargain, sell, exchange, transfer, convey, or otherwise dispose of 
any or all of the estate and property so held by them, as they shall deem for the 
best interests of the institute, except as is herein expressly provided to the contrary. 

Sf.c. 2. This institute shall be, and the same hereby is, constituted and 
established for the free and gratuitous education of all persons of the age of 
twelve years and upwards to twenty years in all the departments of learning 
which are now taught or hereafter may be taught in the various grades of schools 
in this country, and also for the purpose of maintaining and supplying all those 
whose condition and circumstances may require it, with all those things which 
may be deemed necessary and proper for their comfort and advancement in 
usefid knowledge, so far as the funds of the institute will permit. But no 
person shall be admitted as a student in said institute until he or she shall be 
adjudged, on examination, capable of reading and spelling the English language 
correctly, writing a good, legible hand, and resolving questions in the four rules 
of arithmetic, with a knowledge of elementary geography and grammar, and 
shall sustain a good moral character. In case a greater number of persons hav- 
ing the requisite qualifications shall apply for admission than the institute can 
accommodate, then selection from said applicants shall be niade, first from those 
belonging to the Loomis family by name or consanguinity, next from those 
belonging to the town of Windsor, next from those belonging to the state of 
Connecticut, and next from those deemed most worthy, without regard to state 
or nation, all of which shall be determined by said trustees and their successors, 
or by committees by them appointed, in conformity to the provisions of this act. 

Sec. 3. llif trustees ahnve named shall iiave power and authority, with 
the consent of the owners thereof, to select such portion of the original home- 
stead of Joseph Looniis, taken up by him in 1639, and continued in the owner- 
ship and possession of his descendants from that day to this, situated upon " The 
Island." so called, in Windsor, in the county of Hartford, and state of Con- 
necticut, and any other lands immediately contiguous thereto, not exceeding in 
quantity fifty acres, as they may deem necessary and proper, and they shall 
cause an accurate survey and map of the same to be made and lodged on file in 
the office of the land records of said tow-n for safe keeping, there perpetually to 
remain. They shall also have power and authority to lay out, improve, and 
beautify said grounds, in such manner and to such an extent as they may deem 
necessary and proper — to determine the number, form, dimensions, materials, 
and style of architecture of the buildings to be erccterl thereon, and the location 
of the same on said premises, and shall cause plans of the same to be made and 
lodged on file in said office, there to be forever kept, and they may proceed to 
erect said buildings, or so many thereof as they may deem expeclient, and pro- 
vide the same with suitable furniture, books, apparatus, and all such other mat- 
ters and things as they may deem necessary and proper for the use of the institute, 
whenever the funds of the same shall equal the sum of two hundred thousand 

The location thus selected and determined upon shall thereafter become and 
forever be and remain the site and location of said institute, and no person or 
persons shall thereafter have power or authority to take, appropriate, convey, 
or otherwise dispose of the same, by gift, grant, bargain, sale, exchange, mort- 
gage, or in any other manner or form to any person or persons, or for any cause 
or purpose whatever, but the same shall be and forever remain the location of 
said institute, and appropriated and used for the purposes intended by the donors 
and by the provisions of this act. 

If the above-named trustees shall neglect or fail to exercise or perform anv 
or all of the above-granted powers, during their continuance in office, then the 
same are hereby given and granted to their successors. 

Sec. 4. The said trustees and their successors shall have power and authority 
to luanage and direct the property, funds, and effects of said institute, all of 
which shall be exempt from taxation so long as said institute shall be main- 
tained and used for the purposes of education, as herein intended; provided, 
always, that no real estate located in the state of Connecticut, held by said insti- 
tute for investment and not used by said institute for educational purposes, shall 
be exempt from taxation by virtue of the provisions of this section ; to enlarge 
the qualifications for admission, to prescribe the course of instruction and direct 
the same therein, to limit the time that students may continue therein, to appoint 
a president, who shall bo an ex-ofiicio member of the board of trustees during 
his continuance in office, secretary, such professors, tutors, and all such other 
officers and employees as they may deem necessary to assist in the government, 
education, and care of the students belonging to said institute, and to make all 
ordinances and by-laws, and the same to alter and aiuend at pleasure, that thev 
may deem necessary and proper for carrying into full effect the object of said 
institute, not inconsistent w'ith the provisions of this act and the laws of this 
state and of the United States. No officer, instructor, employee, or student shall 
be made eligible or ineligible for or by reason of his or her religious or political 
opinions, nor be compelled to acknowledge or sign any religious or political creed 
or test whatever ; but no officer, instructor, employee, or student shall be appointed 
or continued in the employmeiU, service, or enjoyment of the privileges of the 
institute who does not sustain a good moral character. 


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Sec. 5. After the original buildings shall have been completed according to 
the plans of said trustees, and furnished as herein provided, it shall be the duty 
of said trustees and their successors to cause all of the uninvested principal funds 
which may remain, or which may thereafter be received, and which may not 
be given to the institute for any specific purpose inconsistent herewith, and which 
may not be needed for the erection of any other buildings, to be safely invested 
in the same manner as required by the laws of this state for the investment of 
trust funds ; and said funds shall be and remain a perpetual fund, and the rents, 
issues, and profits thereof thereafter shall be used and expended in defraying 
the current expenses of the institute, in the erection of new buildings, and in 
the purchase of books, maps, charts, apparatus, and all other matters and things 
which may be deemed necessary and proper best to promote and secure 
the welfare and prosperity of the institute. Nothing herein contained shall be 
construed to prevent the appropriation of any gift, grant, bequest, or devise to 
the specific object intended by the donor, provided the same is approved by the 
trustees and is consistent with the provisions of this act. 

Sec. 6. Said trustees and their successors shall annually, in the month of 
January in each year, make a full and detailed statement, under oath, of all the 
receipts and disbursements for or on account of the institute during the year 
preceding the first day of said month, and how the funds are invested, and the 
securities thereon ; of the number of students in said institute, and the amount 
which has been expended in their support ; of the number of officers and employees 
therein, and the amount of salaries and compensation paid to each one, and any 
and all other matters that they may. deem advisable to communicate to the 
public, and shall immediately thereafter cause the same to be printed at length 
in two of the daily newspapers published in the city of Hartford, believed to • 
have the largest circulation, for a period of ten days ; and shall also cause said 
statement to be lodged in the office of the record of lands in said Windsor, and 
thereupon it shall be the duty of the proper officer to record the same at full 
length upon said records. 

Sec. 7. The said trustees and their successors shall have power and authority 
to grant all such literary honors and testimonials as usually are or hereafter may 
be granted in the literary institutions of this country ; and in testimony of such 
grant may issue and deliver diplomas, under the signatures of the president and 
secretary, and under the seal of the institute ; provided, that nothing herein 
contained shall authorize the conferring of collegiate degrees. 

Sec. 8. The said trustees and their successors shall have power and authority 
by a major vote, from time to time, as they may deem expedient, to increase 
the number of trustees to any number not exceeding twelve, and also by a similar 
vote to fill any and all vacancies that may occur by death, resignation, removal, 
or otherwise, at their discretion ; but after the death, resignation, removal for 
cause from office, or neglect or refusal of all of the above-named trustees to act 
as such, the number of trustees shall not in any case be less than seven ; and if 
the then existing board of trustees shall neglect or fail to fill all the vacancies 
that may then exist under the number of seven, for the period of six months, 
or if from any cause at any time there shall be an entire vacancy in said board, 
then the governor of the state, for the time being, shall have power, and it shall 
be his duty, by and with the advice and consent of the chief judge or justice of the 
state, to appoint not less than seven fit and proper persons to be and become the 
trustees of said institute ; and the persons thus appointed shall be the trustees 
of said institute, with all the rights and power appertaining thereto. No 
trustee shall be removed from his office for misconduct, incompetency, or other 
disqualifying cause, except by the judgment and decree of three of the judges of 
the superior court of the state, for cause shown, whose duty it shall be, upon proper 
application to them, to hear and determine the same. 

Sec. 9. Whenever funds shall be conlributwl or secured to the satisfaction 
of the treasurer of the state of Connecticut, for the use of said institute, to the 
amount of fifteen thousand dollars, the trustees above named, or the survivors 
of them, and their associates and successors, at any time thereafter, may pro- 
ceed to organize and establish said institute, according to the provisions of this 
act; and may do, execute, and perform, all and singular, acts, matters, and things, 
as they may deem for the best interests of the institute, not inconsistent with 
the provisions herein contained. 

Sec. 10. This act shall not be subject to alteration, amendment, or appeal, 
except upon application of two-thirds of the trustees. 

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Established for the Regulation and Government of the Institute. 

Resolved. That the officers of said Institute shall hereafter be elected by 
ballot, annually, in the month of January in each year, and shall, until otherwise 
ordered, consist of a President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and such other officers 
and committees as may be deemed necessary and proper to carry into full effect 
the object of said Institute. The President, Treasurer, and Secretary shall be 
residents of this state, and it shall require a majority of votes of all the Trustees 
to elect them. 

Resoh-ed, That all the officers and committees appointed as aforesaid shall 
hold their respective offices for the current year, and until others are chosen and 
qualified in their respective places, and may be removed at any time by a vote 
of two-thirds of the Trustees ; and all vacancies that shall occur by death, resigna- 
tion, or otherwise, shall be filled by said Trustees, and said Trustees may appoint 
such other officers, clerks, and employees as they may deem necessary, who shall 
hold their offices at the pleasure of the Trustees. 

Resolved, That the following By-Laws be, and the same are, hereby adopted 
and established, for the regulation and government of said Institute, until others 
are substituted therefor, the same being at all times subject to alteration, amend- 
ment, or repeal, by a vote of two-thirds of the Trustees at a legal meeting assem- 
bled for that purpose. 



The annual meetings of the Trustees of said Institute shall be holdcn on 
such day in January of each year as the Trustees may determine, at said Windsor, 
or they may be held in the city of Hartford, at the discretion of the President, 
or, in the case of his refusal or inability to act, at the discretion of the Vice- 
President, for the choice of officers and the transaction of any other business 
that may properly come before said meeting ; and notice of the same shall be 
given to each of the Trustees, by depositing a notice in the post-office in said 
Windsor or said Hartford, at least ten days before the day of meeting, addressed 
to each of said Trustees, at his place of residence, specifying the time, place, and 
object of said meeting. 

Regular or special meetings may be held at such times as may be voted by 
the Trustees, or may be called by the President, whenever he may deem the same 
necessary and proper, and shall be called whenever a majority of the Trustees 
may request him in writing so to do, and upon his neglect or refusal, by said 


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The regular or special meetings shall be warned in the same manner as 
the annual meetings, except that notices thereof need not be deposited in the post- 
office in said Windsor, or said Hartford, more than two days before the day of 
any such special meeting. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Institute, 
or, in case of his refusal or inability to act, then of the Corresponding Secretary 
or Treasurer to give the notices required for any meeting, and no meeting shall 
be competent to the transaction of any business until the same shall have been 
duly warned in conformity herewith, and be attended by at least four Trustees 
competent to act. All meetings may be adjourned from time to time as may be 
deemed necessary. 


It shall be the duty of the President to preside at all the meetings of the 
Trustees, to exercise a general supervision over all the affairs of the Institute, 
to sign and seal as President all instruments, documents, contracts, and other 
obligations authorized by the Trustees or by the Finance Committee, to com- 
municate to and with the Trustees, at their meetings or otherwise, all such infor- 
mation, and to recommend, from time to time, all such measures as he may deem 
necessary and proper to secure and promote the best interests of the Institute. 


It shall be the duty of the Vice-President to attend all meetings of the Trus- 
tees and to discharge all the duties of the office of President for the time being, 
whenever the President shall be absent or from any cause unable to discharge 
the duties of the office ; and in case of the inability of the Vice-President to act, 
then any other one of the Trustees may act in his place. 


It shall be the duty of the Treasurer, when called upon bv the Trustees, to 
give to the Institute, from time to time as the amount and condition of the funds 
may require, a good and sufficient bond, with surety, for the full and faithful 
discharge of all said Treasurer's duties. The Treasurer shall also receive and 
immediately deposit and continue on deposit in some savings or other bank or 
banks, or security vault or vaults, in the county of Hartford, in good standing, 
all the moneys, certificates of stock, bonds, mortgages and other personal securi- 
ties, belonging to said Institute so long as they may remain unappropriated or 
uninvested by the Trustees, and shall keep a full and accurate account of all the 
receipts and disbursements for or on account of said Institute, in a book or 
books to be provided therefor ; and said books shall always be open to the inspec- 
tion and examination of any or all of said Trustees, and the Treasurer shall, 
annually on or before the second Thursday of January in each year, make a 
full and true statement and account, under oath, and report the same to the 
Trustees, of all said receipts and disbursements during the year next preceding 
the first day of said month, and at such other times and to such an extent as 
may be required, in writing, by a majority of said Trustees. 

And no moneys shall be withdrawn for any one purpose from the deposits 
made by the Treasurer exceeding the sum of five hundred dollars in any one 
year, without a vote of the Trustees, or an order of the Finance Committee in 
writing expressly authorizing such withdrawal ; and said vote or order shall 
specify particularly for what purpose said money so drawn shall be used, and 
the funds thus drawn shall be used for no other purpose whatever, and said 
vote or order shall be recorded by the Treasurer. 

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It shall be the (kity of the Secretary to keep a full and true record of all 
the votes, resolutions, and procccflings passed and adojited at the meetings of 
the Trustees; to give the rc<|uircd notices of all annurd and sjiecial meetings of 
the Trustees, when thereto retjuested by the President or other authority author- 
ized thereto in conformity to the requirements of these By-Laws. It shall be 
his duty to countersign all documents and contracts and other instruments author- 
ized by the Trustees and signed by the President, and he shall affix to all docu- 
ments and contracts recjuired to be signed by the President, the corporate seal 
of the Institute, which said seal he shall keep in his care an<] ixjssession for that 


The Trustees shall elect from their own number a Committee on Finance 
of three or more members whose duty it shall be to have a general supervision 
of the financial condition and affairs of the Institute ; to examine and report to 
the Trustees upon all the investments of its funds ; to keep a constant and vigi- 
lant watchfulness over all the securities and existing investments. 

Said Committee shall also diligently inquire into the propriety of all the 
proposed purchases, sales, exchanges, alterations, and improvements of the estate, 
real and personal, of the Institute. 

Said Committee shall have power to authorize the President or Vice-Presi- 
dent to execute and deliver releases of mortgages and to make sales of any of 
the personal property of the Institute, and to sign any papers necessary to effect 
such sales, and shall also have the power to authorize the Treasurer to make 
investment of the funds of the Institute in such manner as said Committee may 
from time to time direct. 

It shall also be the duty of this Committee to recommend to the Trustees 
all such financial measures and actions as they may deem necessary and proper 
for the welfare of the Institute. 


Hereafter no Trustee or Trustees shall be appointed until he or they shall 
have been nominated to said office at a legal meeting of said Trustees, and 
notice of said nomination given to each of the Trustees of said Institute, by 
depositing in the post-office in said Windsor, or said Hartford, a letter addressed 
to each of said Trustees, at their respective places of residence within ten days 
thereafter, and at least two months before the meeting for making the appoint- 

Mrs. Mary H. Loomis, Louis R. Cheney, John McLaren, 

John M. Taylor, Miss Jennie Loomis, Rohert \V. Huntington, Jr., 

Henry S. Robinson, Nathaniel W. Hayden, .\rthur P. Day. 

President, John M. Taylor. 

Vice-President, Henry S. Robinson. 

Secretary, Nathaniel VV. Hayden. 

Corresponding^ Secretary, Miss Jennie Loomis. 

Treasurer, Connecticut and Safe Deposit Company. 


iLl)t IGoomts JitBtttittr 

Section 2 is the educational clause of the Charter. How explicit and simple 
are its limitations, — how just to those who may elect to partake of its advan- 
tages, and yet how inclusive are its terms. 

Also note the liberal and manly conditions named in the last clause of Sec. 
4, as to eligibility, — not party or sect but freedom of mind and a clean conscience. 

The following sentence from Col. John Mason Loomis's will embodies what 
the Institute stands for, and also what should bo the spirit of every true Loomis 
boy or girl who may become a student of the Institute. He says : " Hoping 
to leave some mark for good upon our race and time, we present to the Loomis 
Family this their Hearth Stone, and endow it with all we have ; inviting them 
to rally around it as their shrine, from which their boys and girls shall take 
the highest inspirations for better and grander lives, from the best of their race 
who have gone before, and, like them, ever keeping the banner of human progress, 
honor and manhood, to the front." 

So, through Col. Loomis, the Loomis Family of America comes into pos- 
session of its original homestead, and forever will it inspire the generations, 
who partake of his liberality, to live worthy of its pioneer builders. And in due 
time there will arise on " The Island " a " Memorial Building " in which will 
be found the libraries, paintings, portraits, engravings, manuscripts, letters, and 
curios of the men and women of your lineage who have gone before and left to 
your keeping their cherished possessions. With such advantages and such asso- 
ciations, unitedly let us individually and as a Family, make our ancestral home 
the peer of any in all " New England." We can if we will, and we will. 

And that you may know and appreciate what is being done for you and for 
our Institute we here give you the last report of the present assets of the Insti- 
tute in the treasurer's custody and in addition its vested interests in the life estate 
of Mary H. Loomis, the widow of Col. John Mason Loomis. 

®I|? IGonmtB ilitBtititt? 

Srfaaurpr'a Arraunt. .ilanuara 1, 19118 


To inventory, January I, 1907 $S40.7S3I0 

To gain on inventory, through sales 6,434.50 

To income — interest and dividends 24,859.48 

Total $572,04708 


By payments — taxes, expenses and improvements $ 6,668.66 

By prevaluation of securities, decline in bonds and stocks 60,493.00 

By property on hand 504,885.42 

Total $572,047.08 

In addition the Institute has an expectancy certain in the estate of the late Col. John 
Mason Loomis, of Chicago, which becomes absolute upon the death of his widow, Mary H. 
Loomis, estimated at $1,120,000. 

From the foregoing it is seen that the Institute has either a " present or 
vested interest in property worth, at a reasonable present valuation, $1,625,000, — 

mjomta O^fttgalog^ 48 

a great benefaction, dedicated to one of the noblest of purposes," the making of 
self-protecting, self-respecting and self-snpix)rting men and women. 

And will not you, of your goods and money, add to this what you may? 
Or if you prefer, endow a department — of teaching, or investigation. There are 
many good things which ought to be done. Let some one make possible the get- 
ting together, in an alcove of the library, copies of all works written and pub- 
lished by Loomises ; let another provide the means of revising and bringing down 
to date the two volumes of the Female Branch of our genealogy, or add other 
volumes to these two ; but above all will not some one provide the means whereby 
a proper person can devote all his time to the work of securing complete records 
of all persons born Lxiomis who are descendants of pioneer Josej)h, so that our 
genealogy, in years to come, will be what we wish it were — a complete ge>iealogyf 


Bmntt of l^^r^iiitg— Mlfn Ar^ Wt? 

" Our fionetr ancestors were 'very respectable, well-to-do, religious, 
practical, temperate, industrious atid honest' people." 

0^^/^O whom are we kin? Who was my father's mother's great-grand- 
' ^ ^ I father? Bnt few can tell. Shakespeare makes one say: "O call 
■ ■ I ^Jack yesterday, bid time return." 

A I I But we must call back a hundred years to find an answer. And 

^^^J^ every generation beyond increases the difficulty of finding our ances- 
^^t/f^ tors. How rapidly the number of our ancestors increase is easily 
seen through the following: Every human being has had two par- 
ents, four grandparents, eight great-grandparents, etc. One's ancestors for lo 
generations are 512; fifteen generations, over 16,000; twenty-five generations, 
over 16,000,000; at the beginning of the Christian era, more than all the people 
on the earth then. But what a paradox! How can it be? What does it 
teach ? This — that some remote ancestor is common to several lines. The 
writer has traced his lineage through three sons and one daughter of pioneer 
Joseph Loomis. You, possibly, may trace your lines through more than 
four of his children. Because of this our actually different ancestors are reduced 
in number, and the paradox vanishes, even though we are kin to the preceding 
countless millions — to kings enthroned and the vilest beggar in the wake of a 
crusade, to some historic genius and some unnamed serf. 

But from this long look into the past let us consider the future and enumerate, 
if possible, the untold descendants of Joseph and Mary (White) Loomis. And 
to be definite let us suppose that they had but two sons and two daughters, each 
marrying and each again having two sons and two daughters, and so on for ten 
generations. Granting this, how would the count stand, as to those who bear 
the name Loomis, and those whose names through the daughters are no longer 
Loomis, no marriage occurring in which both parties are descendants of Joseph 

The following table sets forth the problem in detail : 





His Supposed Df. 
Not Bearing Na 


«E Loomis 























16+ 32 

32+ 192 

64+ 896 

128+ 3840 

256+ 15892 

612+ 64522 

1024+ 260096 















X. . . 






!il0omt0 O^^n^aln^g 


A comparison of totals shows the rapid increase of the descendants. It also 
shows the utter impossibility of recording these descendants. For, allowing 
10,000 names to a volume, it would require 140 volumes of 600 pages each. But 
granting that many inter-marriages occur, as thev do, then there wUl be less than 
1,394,008 different descendants. True. But it is a fact that the families actually 
averaged more than two sons and two daughters each who married and left 
descendants. As we have no means of following the families under other names 
than Loomis, for such families we will again suppose but two sons and two 
daughters, as in above table. Under these conditions our table, as prepared below, 
by actual count for six generations, reveals that this world will never know in 
how many hearts Joseph Loomis has secretly writtten his name. 


Supposed Descendants. 
Based on supposition that 



each married (Loomis) dau. 
had two sons and two dau., 







etc., as in above table. 


















64+ 48 








232+ 448 








524+ 2720 








1056+ 12976 







3116+ 56128 







6232+ 236976 








12264+ 972832 


















A study of this table shows that, for six generations : 

1. Over 70 % of those born Loomis married. 

2. The families averaged 6 children each. 

3. The ratio of males to females born, as 10: 9. 

4. The families averaged above 2 sons and 2 daughters each who married. 

5. Barring inter-marriages, at the end of 10 generations, it would require 
a library of 527 volumes of 10,000 names each, to catalogue the descendants of 
Joseph Loomis. 

Some one has said : It is impossible to know the source of all our ancestors ; 
but we do know that some of them were of the old British, Saxon, Danish and 
Norman races, — that some came to England with William the Conqueror; that 
some were among those who led the Crusades to the Holy Land ; and some were 
makers of English history at home. Again, some of our lines go back to early 
Spanish, Dutch and Italian ancestry of distinction. But best ofall is this : that 
their descendants, our more innnediate ancestors, the pioneers of the new world, 
have continued to fill useful and honorable stations in America. 

Let us, if possible, behold the problem of our pioneer ancestors. Persecutions 
and intolerance in the Old World. Savages and forests in the New. But for 
Conscience's sake they bade adieu to the " fatherland " and set sail for America. 
Behind them the homes of their births and rulers intolerant and oppressive. 
Before them the vast ocean and a land of liberty of conscience. Finally the ocean 
is behind them and the forest all about them. What a change in feeling must 
have possessed them. Here they face new difficulties cheerfully, for no longer 
are they bound down by the whims and caprics of tyrannical kings and religious 


^rmtr? of i§?rrbtty 

rulers. New environments are productive of new ideas, and out of the thinking 
of our forefathers was born a new civilization and a new government. 

Authentication of their sacrifices, their heroic deeds and their early history is 
becoming more difficult yearly. Reliable sources of information, such as original 
town and church record books, family Bibles and tombstones, are rapidly dis- 
appearing, and unless such facts are crystallized in print, they will be forever lost. 

The mildew of time will eventually destroy all that is material ; but per- 
chance through many copies of the printed page, having thereon recorded the 
deeds of our ancestors worthy of remembrance, we may possibly transmit them 
to those who shall come after us and thereby make ourselves unforgetable. 

Some there be who are proud of their lineage because they can trace their 
pedigree to some Royal kingly line — to Alfred the Great or Charlemagne. But 
happy should be that family whose ancestors were of those who settled in New 
England between 1620 and 1660, for they were God's chosen seed for the planting 
of the greatest nation this earth has ever known. For us, " it is all the nobility 
we have ; and it is nobility enough, when we can trace our descent from the 
fathers of New England." And it is with pleasure that we can record that 
"many of them, if they had not stood in the ranks of power and nobility, had 
certainly stood in the ranks of the most learned and enlightened people of Eng- 
land ; and their integrity, their piety, and the purity of their morals in general, 
were unimpeachable." 

Therefore " let us treasure up the memories of our ancestors. Already much 
is irrctrievablv lost and in many cases we are unable, because of want of, or 
destruction of records, to retrace our lineage to those who sacrificed so much 
that we might enjoy the blessings of liberty and plenty." 

Since the bulk of immigration of the present age is of a type wholly unlike 
that of colonial days we owe it as a duty to ourselves and our children to estab- 
lish the character of our ancestry while it may be done. At the time our early 
New England ancestors came over, the so-called lower classes of Europe had 
not the education, the knowledge of affairs, nor the habit of government, which 
would enable them to take the lead elsewhere. When therefore, we find that 
an early settler occupied a place of respect and influence here, we may believe 
that he brought with him this stewardship ability. If, in addition to this he pos- 
sessed that force of character which made him a leader of men, he became so 
prominent that his name and achievements can generally be easily traced. A 
man's own social station was also indicated by the marriage of his children ; for, 
in New England, marriage outside of the family's social grade was then, and 
ever since has been, uncommon. 

Joseph Loomis's sons and grandsons married into the leading families of 
Windsor and Hartford. This fact fixes his social position. If other evidence is 
desired that the Loomises of early Windsor belonged to the best and most pros- 
perous classes, the following is submitted : 

In 1675 the assessor or lister divided the families of Windsor for taxation 
for rivulet ferrv purposes into five classes. (See Stiles's Anc. Windsor, Vol. I, 
p. 88). The first class included such men as have a family, a horse and 4 oxen; 
there were 29 in this class, two of whom were Joseph and Nathaniel Loomis, 
Nos. I and 7 of this catalogue. The second class included such men as have 
a family, a horse and 2 oxen; there were 42 in this class, two of whom were 
John and Thomas Loomis, Nos. 5 and 6 of this catalogue. Samuel Loomis, 
No. 8, had already removed to Westfield, Mass., hence his name is not found in 
this tax list. 

And that they were owners of real estate is evidenced by the followmg, found 

in Stiles, Vol. I, p. 160. It reads :— 


ICoflmta (SiMiralngy 


"Loomis, Joseph, 1640, lot gr. 35 r. wide bd. s. by John Porter, The upland or house 
lot ext. W. to Henry Wolcott's lot W. of highway; his meadow ext. to Conn. River 24 rods 
wide, bdg N. by the Rivulet. A road betw. his ho. and the Rivulet runs thwart the corner 
of his meadow 17 rods 'to the passage over the Rivulet' [ford to the Great Meadow]. 
His orig. ho. prob. was a little below the brow of the liill, near the present barn, where a 
dep'n was lately filled wh. had been known as the cellar hole of the orig. ho. 

Of his sons, Joseph by gift from him rec'd a lot 12 r. wide, next N. of Mr. Matthew 
Allyn, on wh. he built; John had the homestead; Thomas, by gift had a lot 12 r. wide E. 
of the highway, betw. his bro. Joseph and H. Wolcott Jr. ; Nathaniel bo't the ho. and lot of 
John Moses on the W. side of the St. directly opp. his bro. Joseph's pi. (he was also 
among the early settlers on the E. side of the Great River) ; Samuel bo't Mr. Witcheld's 
pi. and subscq. rem. to Westfield (Mass)." 

That pioneer Joseph Loomis was a man of " respectable pecuniary means " 
is also evidenced by the fact that his name appears on the tax list of Braintree, 
England, for building a ship of 8cxD tons, to be built at Portsmouth, March i, 
1636, said ship to cost £8,000, the parish of Braintree being assessed £951-12-41^. 
Moreover Joseph Loomis's father-in-law, Robert White, was considered a rich 
man for his time, and this is fully verified by his will, which see hereinafter. 


An ©rigtnal attii iExIiauHtinc Jttqutry into tlje ©rigtn of tljp 2>Ian«? 

mtii AnrrHtry tit EnglattD of Soarplj Sidnmta tljp 

Etnigraitt ta Ncui EttglattJi ttt 1B3B 

Charles A. Hoppin, Jr. 

"(Eljp Eooiitta J^auttlg of Atitrrtra" 

[This narration has naught to do with lords, dukes, earls, or gentlemen of 
leisure, nor with courts and castles ; it is an account of a "plain practical people," 
such as of whom Lincoln said : "God must love them, for he made so many of 
them." Appropriate thereunto we shall not indulge in fancies, or appeal unduly to 
the imagination ; this hereinafter is, therefore, a recital of facts, as to actual per- 
sons, places and events, interpreted reasonably, without prior bias.] 

,EARY with wandering in the desert world Gladly I turn 
to thee, old Lancaster." The name of Loomis (Lonias) 
and the blood it represented, when this surname origi- 
nated, were both Saxon, neither being Norman, Celtic, 
Pictic or other. The blood was of Lancashire, and in 
that region the surname was first assumed. For eight 
hundred years, from Saxon times until the present hour, 
the Lomas family appears to have resided in the very parish in which it first 
became a family having a surname. 

The surname of Lomas, or, as written in America, Loomis, is territorial ; 
it wa.s taken from a locality. The locality was what has been luodernly known 
as the village of Haulgh, now a part of Tonge-with-Haulgh, which is a township 
in the civil and municipal parish of Bolton. Bolton is a parish of 150,000 popu- 
lation, — a market-town in the Wapentake of Salford, which is the southwestern 
division of the county Palatine of Lancaster, and within the Duchy of Lancaster, 
in the northwest of England. 

We must first picture, somewhat briefly as best we may, the conditions of 
imman life and customs in this part of England where the blood of Lomas inhab- 
ited before it became finally designated by a surname. 

What is now Lancashire seems to have been but little peopled by the Britons 
prior to the Roman conquest of Britain in the year A. D. 43 ; and the Romans 
did not, apparently, greatly develop the region, though various remains of their 
occupation have been found. The Roman influence, however, was progressive 
for four hundred years. Then, in 401, when the Roman Empire gave up its 
dominion over Britain, withdrawing its " legions," this wild and remote region 
of England once more, before 547, became reduced (when the Northumbrian 
Anglo-Saxon kingdom was set up) almost to a state of nature. History afiirms 
that though not absolutely depopulated, the settlements must have been few and 
small, and feebly defended by the poor remnant of the aboriginal inhabitants, who 
were thus left subject to the raids of the savage Picts. The Saxons (Anglo- 

Saxons) or the English, as tliey are called, who came from the north of Europe, 
(the southern shores of the Baltic sea), beginning with the year 400 and forming 
the Kingdom of Northumbria in 547 (the whole north of England) and other 
kingdoms, are therefore to be looked upon as the prime creators of Lancashire. 
It is said that there, as elsewhere, they gave birth to a new era of manners, lan- 
guage and religion. They re-peopled this part of England, named the settle- 
ments and developed it in every way. Consequently, about all the place-names 
are pure Saxon, often chosen to convey some distinctive and natural circum- 
stance in the situation of a village. They founded Haulgh and Bolton and Sal- 
fordshire and named them. The Saxon dominion was complete ; everything 
about Lancashire was substantially Saxon, though the Saxon remains are not as 
numerous as in other parts. With the development of population, peace and pros- 
perity continued without great hindrance, until the Norman conquest of England. 
The organization of society up to that time, or rather the home life, is interesting 
to note, especially as among the Saxons were the men who, known among each 
other only by Christian names, such as Egfrith, Cuthbert, Egbert, Siward, Osbert, 
Wiun, LUred, L'lf, Ranulph, Swaine, Hasebert, Penda, Ralph, Edwin, Hugh, 
were the ancestors of the man who first assumed the surname that we now know 
as Lomas and Loomis ; it is well here to note that Mason, the historian of Nor- 
folk, explains how these Saxons first found the greater part of England overgrown 
with woods, or marshy through the frequent floods of unembanked rivers. 
" Boars, deer and game in general abounded, and hunting, which was conducted 
uniformly on foot, was not only a pastime, but an im]X)rtant occupation of the 
settler. The unit of society was the head of the family. Every family lived by 
itself and safeguarded its own members. The quarrel of one of the family was 
as a rule the quarrel of all. Children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren 
dwelt together, and these family guilds formed the first villages. When the Eng- 
lish settled here their clearings or winnings of agricultural land were each of 
a family character. The population was sparse, and natural boundaries divided 
the ham of one family from the tun of another — woodland in many cases ; in 
others, the moor; sometimes a fen constituted the frontier of the mark. Any 
one crossing this frontier had to blow a horn as announcing his approach, other- 
wise he was to be regarded as an invader, and attacked accordingly. Within 
the mark each member of the family guild had his own home and byre, but 
the woods and wastes were in common, and there each man could pasture his 
cattle or feed his pigs. Horses were not used in agriculture, neither were they 
ridden to battle, except in later years but little before the Norman conquest. 
Each household had its slaves, whose lot, how^evcr, was not entirely hopeless, as 
in more than one way might the position of a freeman be obtained. These slaves 
were recruited from the conquered Britons, from members of rival families 
defeated in war, and from the children of freemen by slave mothers. As time went 
on the villages became manors. Natural superiority in some particular member 
of the family group asserted itself in war with neighboring families or with 
foreigners, and the ascendancy thus obtained tended to become hereditary. The 
lesser freemen found in war time that their chief safety lay in following some 
powerful local leader, and gradually an aristocracy was formed from men whose 
land was tilled for them, whose occupation was rule and the administration of 
rough justice in peace, and leadership and personal prowess in the field of war. 
The Danish wars tended to foster aristocracy, and something not very dis- 
similar to the Norman feudal system prevailed in many places sometime before 
the landing of William, Duke of Normandy, in 1066. Each manor had, not only 
its own agriculture, but its own trade. The clothes, the shoes, the weapons of the 
village were all made at home by artisan members of the family guild or local 
group. The houses were all of wood, and were built by carpenters of the village. 

Each manor was in all essentials self-supporting. The monasteries were generally 
also self-supporting manors. They, too, had their farmers and their artisans, 
and both their husbandry and their handicraft set an example to the neighboring 
civil manors, and tended to raise the agricultural and industrial character of the 
whole district. 

Lancashire was less turbulent than some states, hut quite as aggressive as 
any of its neighbors. The early English were great eaters, and Lancashire men 
were not behind the rest of their countrymen. Many contrasts between the 
Sa.xons and their Norman oppressors are not usually drawn in favor of the 
former, who are claimed to have been great drinkers as well as eaters ; but while 
they lacked the culture and refinement of the more polished Normans, they had, 
nevertheless, erected in England several substantial kingdoms, established some 
of the foundations of the great fundamental laws of modern England, produced 
Alfred the Great, " the purest, grandest, most heroic soul that ever sprang from 
our race," and done the broad, rough work of making the isle of Britain ready 
for the advancement and elevation to which the Norman influence subsequently 
lifted its people. An ancient chronicler complained that the Normans "combed 
their hair once a day, bathed themselves once a week, changed their clothes fre- 
quently, and bv all these arts of effeminacy, as well as by their military character, 
rendered themselves so agreeable to the women that the wives and daughters of 
the English were by no means safe in the company of such desperadoes." 

Of the Saxons it is claimed that they were of the German race, and before 
that, came from the Aryan peoples, who were largely agricultural, in the eastern 
part of Europe. 

A modern writer, Jean Finot of France, claims that this Aryan race does 
not exist ; that there is no " Caucasian " race, nor any such thing as race, any 
way : that the contrasts in the various groups of the human species are caused 
by differing environnients, conditions of climate and life and of nutrition. " There 
is no French race, no German race, no Anglo-Saxon race. Every one of these 
supposed stocks is an intricate blend, a cross-breed, to the making of which have 
gone nuich the same elements in every case. We are all alike, and there is not 
a 'pure blood' on the earth." We need not be concerned as to this, even if there 
is no racially pure blood, for the distinctions that nationality have made are quite 
sufficient to mark out our so-called Saxons as forming a great clan, (if not abso- 
lutely a pure and separate race), the mental and physical features of which are 
still plain to see and which still continue to stamp their characteristics and domina- 
tion upon the world. 

The Saxons had a love of liberty and a disposition to wander, and were 
great navigators, especially those who lived on the northern shores of the Baltic 
Sea an<l became known as the Northmen. They ventured upon the soil of every 
kingdom within their reach and generally conquered. "They were broad-shoul- 
dered, deep-chested, long-limbed, with slender waists and small hands and feet; 
their build told of strength, which was so prized by them that their puny infants 
were exposed and left to die. Their complexion was almost always fair, and 
the fair alone were considered beautiful or well-born." An early writer said of 
one of these northern Saxons: "His face was large: his forehead broad, with 
mickle eyebrows ; his nose not long, but thick : his upper lip wide and long, while 
his chin and jaw bones were enormously broad. He was thicknecked and his 
shoulders of superhuman breadth. In shape well-built and taller than the most 
of men." 

Our readers will find a deeper study of the Saxons an interesting pastime, 
since it is plain that the blood of the earliest Lomases was Saxon, as distinguished 
from the Celtic, aiul Pictic. and the Norman which entered largely into the people 
of the isle of Britain. 

Sloumiii ^?nraIo5^ 56 

We may proijcrl)' look upon the Saxons residing in the Wapentake or Hun- 
dred of Salford (a section of Lancashire consisting of a hundred townships) 
prior to the year iioo, as divided into four classes — men of birth, men of property, 
freemen, and serviles ; and also we may believe, from the evidences of the earliest 
recorded Lomases, that they were men of property, and freemen, neither men 
of title, nor serviles. The chief landholders were the thanes, (thengs), who held 
of the king, which term was the Saxon equivalent for northern baron. Some 
men of voomen birth or station were called thanes, as also were some freeholders 
or franklins, because their holdings were hereditary and their tenure free. 
Some of the ancestors in Salfordshire of the American Loomises were doubtless 
of this rank. In 1066 there were 175 manors held by as many thanes in the 
southern part of Lancashire between the rivers Ribble and Mersey ; and in 1086, 
after the Normans had claimed title thereto, there were no large estates, or fiefs. 
In 1086 the annual value of all the vast property in Lancashire south of the 
Ribble was £120, (equivalent to the present £13,200), while in 1814 the income 
of the same lands had increased to £2,569,761. In 1066 the Hundred of Salford 
yielded £37:4:0; in 1866 it yielded in revenues £4,082,799. 

Salford Hundred (embracing the city of Manchester) is thus, to-day, the 
world's greatest textile-producing area of its size, and Lomas descendants are 
found to have been concerned in this development during the past century. The 
title to the land of Salford was held, nominally, in 1066, by Edward the Con- 
fessor, King of England, yielding the aforesaid £37:4:0, but with the death 
of his successor, Harold II at the battle of Hastings, in the same year, that right 
passed to William, Duke of Normandy, the " Conqueror " of England. While 
we are told in the introduction to the printed Pipe Rolls of Lancashire that it 
was not for " a long period of years after 1066 '' that the Norman power was 
effectively demonstrated in Lancashire, owing to this county's remoteness and 
to its not being considered as an inviting region, and liable to give armed resist- 
ance to the Normans at any time, the general effect of the conquest upon this 
particular part of England was ill. It is plainly shown in the Domesday Book 
that in 1066 Salford's revenue of £37:4:0 had, in 1086, fallen to 12 pence per 
annum, and only 63 families are therein accounted for in the whole Hundred of 
Salford. Many may have escaped observation, possibly by temporarily seques- 
tering themselves in the mountains standing nearby to the eastward. And though 
the Domesday Book shows that William the Conqueror gave the Hundred of 
Salford to his follower, Roger of Poitou, as a share of the spoils of victory, 
who in turn parcelled it out to Nigel, Warin and Goift'ord (all Normans), these 
Normans seem to have had little to do with the property other than to claim a 
yearly revenue from those minor lords, the actual residents, long hitherto in pos- 
session — the thanes and drengs (free tenants, holding of the thanes by a tenure 
partly military, partly servile). W^e obtain the impression here that our Saxon 
ancestors with their neighbors presented a formidable front to the Normans, and 
like the people of the other northern parts of England, effectually prevented, 
for many years, the actual encroachment of the Norman power ; thus the apparent 
barrenness and worthlcssness of Salfordshire, as presented to view in the Domes- 
day survey, wherein only 63 families are accounted for, probably does not portray 
the actual conditions throughout. From the same source we are informed that 
Count Roger de Poitou was " little pleased with his rugged northern fief and 
its inhabitants." A generation after the Conquest, a great portion of the land- 
holding population, the thanes and drengs, or other various Serjeants of the 
castles and wapentakes would appear from their names to have been of Anglo- 
Saxon blood, or descendants of the Danes who had overspread the country in 
the tenth century. The parsons of the thirty or more churches which existed 
in Lancashire, at the Conquest, probably differed little from their neighbors except 

57 ICoomifl jFamtltr tn lEnglanb 

Bolton (Saxon Boltune or Bothel-tun, a town adjoining to a principal man- 
sion or mansion-house) manor and town was acquired from Roger de Poitou 
by Randle, Earl of Chester. Later, with other surrounding towns it became a 
holding of the earls and dukes of Lancaster, and to-day remains within what is 
called the Duchy of Lancaster, which is crown property ; but Bolton has been 
held of the crown by the Stanleys, Earls of Derby, for several hundred years, 
who acquired their rights after the treason of their predecessors, the Pilkingtons, 
whose rent-roll contains references to Lomases, as hereinafter. 

With the foregoing brief statement of the conditions existing in the region 
where the blood abounded from which later came the man who then first took 
the earliest form of the present surname of Loomis, we enter upon a litttle study 
of the actual origin and meaning of what is now in America, the name of 
Loomis, prefacing this with some remarks which will tend to illustrate the general 
origin of family names. 

Surnames are only about a thousand years old in Christendom. Christian 
names are evidently even pre-historic ; and some sort of a name for each man 
or woman may well have been among the first formal vocal utterances of a human 
being. Christian names, therefore, are as old as any language or form of speech. 
(A certain writer upon surnames has begun his discourse with the declaration 
that " names commenced in Eden — the name of Adam denoting his origin from 
the earth." If this presumer refers to the Biblical Eden, there is evidence that 
would have modified his opinion, while if the declaration is recited as historical 
fact, he has been still further misled by some one's imagination. It is suffi- 
ciently established, by scientific scholars, that the name of Adam was taken from 
the earlier Babylonian " Adama " which meant "the race;" the name of Eve 
was also obtained from an earlier Babylonian word, viz., " Eva," meaning 

The Greeks had only one name ; the Romans frequently used two Christian 
names. Celtic and Teutonic names were very significant personally, and con- 
tinued down from father to son. 

Surnames began to come into use in England with the eleventh century, 
through the Norman influence. " There is no village in Normandy that gave 
not its denomination to some family in England." '' Every town, village, and 
hamlet in England and Scotland hath afforded names to families." Such sur- 
names are " territorial," and generally accompanied by the prepositions " de," 
or " del," as in Piers de Gaveston. Henry del Halle. Other surnames sprang 
from every conceivable source, serious or trivial, "from the highest things celes- 
tial to the lowest things terrestrial," from " Qualities of the Minde " and " Habi- 
tudes of the Body," — from ages and times, from costume, color of the complexion 
and clothing, — from animals, nicknames, old Christian names, nationality, etc., 
etc. " All names were significant," says a high authority, " in their first appli- 
cation to individuals." This is the great and important fact that has especial 
bearing upon the name of Loomis. The actual situation, with respect to personal 
nomenclature in Bolton, as elsewhere in the Hundred of Salford and in Lan- 
cashire, when the Loomis Saxon ancestors there dwelt, and when the Norman 
introduction of surnames was about to happen, (in the twelfth century and to 
become fairly adopted in the thirteenth century and quite generally established 
in the fourteenth) was simply this : — The Saxon place-names were thoroughly 
fixed long before the Norman conquest of 1066; the later Norman influence 
could scarcely affect them at all. But with personal names there was great need 
of a change ; the Saxons used only one Christian name, and sometimes two, such 
as Edwin, son of Leofwine, which custom was clung to by the Welsh until quite 
modernly, with their " John ap Thomas," " Evan ap Williams," etc. This led 
to confusion because the Saxon language was not copious enough to designate 

individuals sufficiently specific and distinctive, with their increasing numbers. 
Hence, the owners or holders of lands relinquished the inconvenient habit of the 
single name, added to it the name of their place of residence with the " de " or 
" del " placed between the Christian name and the place-name. The latter was 
either the name of a house, farm, lot, corner, road, hamlet, or descriptive of a 
site or location, or of some natural characteristic with which such land-holder 
was associated. Yet these names were not unchangeable at first, and might be 
varied with a man's place of abode. If a son, for instance, left the place of his 
father's home, he would assume a new denomination froni the estate to which 
he had removed. His brother could do the like ; and thus all evidence of their 
relationship was wanting as far as their names would show. Their descendants 
became confirmed each to the different surname of his father, and so many fami- 
lies became lost for ever to later identity with each other of their kin. 

The records of the thirteenth century contain thousands of instances of this 
truth, and our family was no exception to this early rule. In these same early 
times men who had no land did not attain to the dignity of a territorial surname. 
These men appear in the Pipe, Hundred and Subsidy Rolls and in charters, etc., 
as " Kadulphus fil Richard," etc., or under surnames taken from their trade or 
other personal significancies. Men of landed property in the twelfth and thir- 
teenth centuries generally distinguished themselves by territorial surnames as 
denoting their better station. It is, therefore, pleasing, in the fullest sense, to 
find that the name of Loomis is beyond the possibility of question, of exactly such 

There is no mention in the Domesday Book of 1086 of the surname of 
Loomis in any form whatever, in any county of England ; this date is between 
one and two hundred years before the name became applied to any person. It 
was a place-name, however, before 1086, in the parish of Bolton, Lancashire ; 
but its omission from the Domesday Book as a designation of locality is explained 
by the fact that it then had reference merely to a part or small section of Bolton 
within which it was early comprised. Neither is there any mention of the sur- 
name in the Pipe Rolls (Great Rolls of the Exchequer) of 1130-1216; this 
period was still too early for the surname to have become firmly formed and 
fixed in Lancashire. The Hundred Rolls of King Edward I would afford the 
earliest opportunity of finding the surname were they extant ; these records were 
taken in 1224, upon the king's return from the Seventh and Last Crusade to 
the Holy Land, and they constitute the results of an official investigation of all 
the rights and revenues of the Crown, touching property, persons and privileges, 
etc., which rights had become abused and encroached upon by the people during 
the years of the king's absence. Lancaster is one of the six counties for which 
no Hundred Rolls have been yet discovered in the archives. All other records 
of Lancashire for the thirteenth century have been examined without the sur- 
name being found. 

The surname of Loomis is, barring the exception hereinafter mentioned, 
an American modernization of Lomas, the original form of ivhich was "Lum- 
halgh," or "Lumhaulgh," "del Lumhalgh," "Lumhales" — pronounced without 
sounding the letters "h" and "g." 

The earliest record, now existing in England, of this surname (and it may 
be said, in this connection, that several months have been devoted to the accurate 
searching of every record of any possible bearing upon the subject) is found in 
a Lay Subsidy Roll, number 130-6, at the Record Office in Chancery Lane, Lon- 
don. This parchment is the original record (as made) of the assessment and 
collection of a tax upon the inhabitants of Lancashire granted to Edward III 
by the parliament, in the sixth year of his reign — 1333 — such subsidies gen- 
erally having been assessed at a tenth or a fifteenth of the ^■alue of the lands or 

Map of County Lancaster, England. 

Here, at Bolton, near Salford, long before the Norman Conquest, the 
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goods of the inliabitant. Under the Hundred of Salford. for the then hamlet 
of what is now Pendleton, in the parish of Eccles, about two miles west from 
the city of Manchester and twelve miles southeast of Bolton, this roll gives, in 
ink still quite as clear as on the day it was written five hundred and seventy- 
five years ago: — "Penhilton Rico de Lmhales." "Lum" in the names Lumhales 
or Lumhalgh is abbreviated in this roll to "Lm" or "Lu" as is proven by the use 
of a short curved dash •« (this >« is not reproduced over the "m" or "u" in this 
volume as in the original rolls) over the first S3-Ilable, as is also found with other 
names and wonls, e. g., "Item" to "Itm" in the rolls of that period; and the spell- 
ing here employed is not necessarily after a fixed form used by Richard de 
Lumhales himself, but, while it does occur in an oflftcial document, it was merely 
so written by the scribe whose duty it was to make out the rolls for his superior 
officers, the official collectors of the subsidy. This roll affords the only instance 
of the Lumhales spelling until 1394. 

The further significance of this item of the assessment of a subsidy of two 
shillings upon the land-holding of "Rico de Lmhales" of Pendleton is that, 
first, that either he. or his ancestor of a generation or two or three before him, 
had removed to Pendleton after the surname had become established elsewhere, 
so as to be passed from father to son, and so on ; and second, that the tax of 
two shillings was a good average amount, which at present reckoning, would 
amount to over forty dollars, which, at a fifteenth, would make the value of his 
land about $600. 

While we are in Pendleton, there best be noted some facts about the place, 
so that it will remain clearer in the mind before the etymology of the family 
name is entered upon minutely. Pendleton was anciently called Penhulton (i. e., 
the head hill town), and as late as 1780 was but a little hamlet with its Maypole 
Green, whereas to-day it is as large as a city (66,000 population), a suburb of 
Manchester, (the second city of England), abounding in mansions and devoted 
to calico-printing, dyeing, cotton-spinning and coal works. In the old days St. 
Mary's Church in Eccles was the parish church to which the inhabitants of 
Pendleton were attached. There can be no reasonable doubt but that Rico de 
Lumhales worshipped in this church ; in fact, he would scarcely have been 
allowed not to ; he had no choice in the matter. The religious beliefs that were 
instilled into him by the clergy of that day form too long and interesting a sub- 
ject for this paper. In brief, he had but to obey, leaving all thinking and 
direction to the churchmen ; and the substance of his belief and practice was 
that he must pay more or less, as able, to the church, for happiness while he 
lived and to provide further for masses to be said after his death, in order that 
he might go to Heaven. 

(The dutv of a parish priest before the Reformation was not to preach, but 
to attend to tlie offices of the church and to see that the inhabitants of his parish 
fulfilled what was required of them by the church, and to hear confessions, to 
absolve the penitent, to visit the sick and to bury the dead. Most of the duties 
were often left to curates.) 

In his day he saw Edward HI annex France to England, and must have 
heard with pride of the exploits of John o' Gaunt, the great noble of his own 
Lancashire. His life was principally covered by the years of the reigns of Edward 
II and Edward HI — 1307-1377, though he may have been as old as forty years in 
1333, and so born before 1300. In all human probability we shall never hear 
of' another Lomas antedating this Richard: and so he is now a man more 
marked than ever he was to his own knowledge. So, too, this church of St. 
Mary's is the oldest structure in the world with which we can ever identify the 
name of Lomas thus earlv. 

There is no other record extant of this Richard or of his father or sons; 

Slnumts (SfuraloQ^ 60 

the parish registers of baptism, marriage and burial do not commence in England 
until 1538; but there is no occasion to doubt but that more than one early Lomas 
was laid away in long last rest beneath a spot within reach of the shade of St. 
Mary's tower. Surely this church is a great mark to our family. Ever endur- 
ing, ever inviting, ever rewarding it continues. Age after age passes, — its peace- 
ful bells are heard above the " crash of empires ; " while fears of change alarm 
the world, " perplexing monarchs " — it discharges its mighty yet simple task, to— 

"Invite to heaven and point the way." 
A poet's lines suggest the ancient interior : — 

"Not formed to nice proportions was the pile 

But large and massy, for duration built ; 

With pillars crowded and the roof upheld 

By naked rafters intricately crossed. 

Like leafless under-boughs in some thick grove. 

All withered by the depth of shade above. 

******* The floor 

Of nave and aisle in unpretending guise 

Was occupied by oaken benches ranged 

In seemly rows ; the chancel showed 

Some inoffensive marks of earthly state 

And vain distinction. A capacious pew 

Of sculptured oak stood here, with drapery lined ; 

And knightly monuments were here displayed 

Within the walls ; and on the floor beneath 

Sepulchral stones appeared with emblems graven, 

And foot-worn epitaphs, and some with small 

And shining efiigies of brass inlaid." 

Let us look at it a little closer. The building is a venerable Gothic structure, 
forming a favorable specimen of rude architecture, with a massive tower, grey 
with age. It consists of a nave, chancel and side-aisles, the latter of which 
were in early times chapels attached to the old families of the parish. The build- 
ing is of an irregular shape, supported by buttresses and adorned by arched 
windows. The roof is partially embattled and on the north and south sides rise 
two small circular columns terminating in crocketed ornaments. The original 
church was probably of a date as early as 1065, hence Saxon. The curfew-bell, 
a relic of that age, continues to be rung nightly. Traditions fix the date of the 
present church as nil, though it has been several times restored and probably 
enlarged. There are now no tombstones dating before 1575. 

An annual festival is held at Ecclcs, of great rustic celebrity and of high 
antiquity, as old probably as the first erection of the church, called Eccles Wakes, 
celebrated on the ist Sunday in September. History recounts that, at times, 
these wakes have been exceedingly wakeful, if not altogether hilarious. The 
church was valued at £20 per annum in the valuation of Pope Nicholas in 1291. 
In 1864, 6,000 silver pennies of King Henry and Kings John and William I 
of Scotland were found in Eccles parish in an earthen pot, just below the surface. 
Their bullion value was $354. 

Another remarkable feature in Eccles parish still remains quite as Richard 
de Lumhales knew it, and that is Chat Moss ; it is a morass five miles long and 
three broad, containing 6,000 acres ; originally an immense forest, but became 
reduced to a bog. It is peat soil, trees being found imbedded in the peat, prin- 
cipally birch, oak and fir, as black as jet and as hard as ebony. Most of the 
trees have been found to be charred on the exterior, showing that they fell by 
fire. In this peat were found not long ago, the horns of a breed of cattle now 
extinct, and a leather shoe, singular in shape — five inches broad at the toe and 
only ili inches at the heel. It is supposed that this ancient forest-swamp was 
one in which the ancient Britons took refuge when the Romans conquered Britain, 

A. D. 43, and it is recorded that Agricola, in order to free himself from the hostile 
invasion of the native Brigantes, ordered their woods to be burnt down or felled 
by the Roman soldiers. It is clear that some of the forests of Salfordshire had 
disappeared before the Norman Conquest. 

All of the Subsidy Rolls of Lancashire from the earliest preserved (1300 
to 1500) have been examined; they are many in number; many are only frag- 
mentary, being worn or rotted away in parts, hence illegible. The most of these 
records consist of only the names of the places with the sums collected therein ; 
but from roll number 130-29, which is an assessment on the inhabitants in the 
Hundred of Salford by virtue of a subsidy granted by parliament to Richard 
II in his second year as king — 1381 — these items were deciphered on a much 
injured membrane (parchment) : — 


"Henr. lu* halghus ii^" 
"Ric. lu* halghus ii-." 
"Thom. del luhaigh* xii"^." 

" Wig " is the town of Wigan abbreviated ; the " lu " in luhalghus is also 
an abbreviation for the first syllable " lum," as is proven by the line drawn over 
the " lu " in the original, which in ancient manuscripts is usually so placed when 
a letter or two is omitted. This omission was simply the habit of the clerk who 
made out these rolls, and not an established or habitual abbreviation of this sur- 
name. These items form the second earliest data extant. 

Now for the etymology of " Lumhalgh," and the proof that it is the earliest 
form of Lumhales, Lumhals, Lumals, Lomas. Lomax, Lummys, Looniis, — for 
this is the true order of the changes in spelling as they occurred. 

The word " lum " anciently had various meanings in different parts ; but 
the word " halgh " had only one general signification, however spelt ; both are 
Saxon words mainly. Lumma, in Swedish, meant to resound. Lum in the 
Shetland Islands meant a rift, an opening in the sky ; of the sky ; to clear of fog ; to 
disperse. In the county of Norfolk, England, a lum was the handle of an oar. 
Lum also meant to rain heavily. In Scotland, Ireland and the northern English 
counties of Durham and Yorkshire a lum meant a chimney, the vent by which the 
smoke issued, as in Grant's Chronicles of Keckleton — 

"She heard a voice cryin' doon her ain lum." 

Hence, very commonly used in those regions of Britain. From this came 
the term " lumhat," a chimney-pot hat. Further south and west in Yorkshire 
and in Derbyshire and in the West Riding of Yorkshire, close to the border of 
Salford Hundred in Lancaster County, lum meant (i) a small wood or grove, 
(2) a -ii'ood bottom grouiiig shrubs and trees, not fit for moimng. In Lan- 
cashire, also in counties Derby and Oxford, lum meant " a deep pool in the bed 
of a river." Halliwell sums the word up as " a woody valley, a deep pit." Thus 
these latter ancient usages were descriptive of locality, " territorial," and, be it 
uoiv remembered, had direct reference to a certain definite place, or places, in 
the natural topography of Lancashire and adjoining parts. Now for halgh, 
(haulgh, haugh) : 

" Haugh " is a Scottish and northern England word and particularly written 
" halgh " and " haulgh " in Lancashire ; other forms having been " halche," 
" hawch," " hawgh." It means low-lying, level ground by the side of a river ; 
forming part of the floor of a river valley, and in the original sense particularly 
specified ; perhaps a corner or nook of land at or within the bend or angle of 
the river. Streams in hilly regions of the north of England may properly be 

♦See explanation of abbreviation of "Lum" on p. 59. 

said to cross and recross the floors of thoir valleys, striking the base of the slope 
on each side alternatively, forming a more or less triangular haulgh within the 
bend, on each side in turn. 

In Northumberland and Durham haulgh or haugh denoted low-lying spreads 
of loam, sand, or gravel, forming the lowest ground of the river valleys which 
are still flooded from time to time, or which, although they may have for years 
kept above water, may yet conceivably still be flooded in unusual seasons. 

" Haugh-ground " was this low-lying ground. That a " haugh " was by 
no means waste or useless land, but instead highly fertile is evidenced by the 
expression (i) In Richardson's Borderer's Tablebook (1846. vii-78) — "O'er the 
gay daisied haughs will I roam," and (2) In Row's History of Kirk (1842) 
which mentions that in 1633-50 " 330 inundations of waters took away to the 
sea whole large haughs full of shorn corne." 

The name as so applied and meaning is very old, occurring in a charter 
of Coenwulf in 814, as " healh " and the same in 967 in a Charter of Oswald. 
We may note also that in the old Anglo-Saxon ALiiric's Homilies " hall " meant 
a house in the valley. 

Coming now to the matter of pronunciation, it is generally known that words 
and speech have always varied very much in the manner of their verbal use, 
even in so small a country as England, and that the letter " h " is often not sounded 
in words in which it appears and often sounded in words in which it does not 
appear. The dialects of the north, the southwest and the east are contrasting 
indeed. The broad, full mouthed speech of the Yorkshire man is distinct from 
the more precise, thiimer and keener pronunciation of an East-Anglian, while a 
Cornishman's talk might prove a puzzle to a Lancastrian. In one city alone 
the " cockney dialect " of the " East End " of London only adds to the many 
other contrasts between life there with the diflfcrent phases in the " West End." 
Halliwell's Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial words gives us vital evidence 
as to halgh; it states that in Lancashire pronunciation " al " is changed into 
" au." Therefore Lumhalgh was rendered as if written Lumau and sometimes 
Lumaul in the singular form, and Lumhalghes or Lumhalghus the plural or Latin 
form, as if written Lumaus and Lumauls or Lummals (Haulghton was the 
early form of the surname of Houghton). Hence, the softening into the later 
forms, of which we shall quote ample actual evidence from old records, viz : — 
" Lumhales," " Lumhalx," " Lomas," " Lummas," " Lommance," " Lummys," 
"Loomys," "Loomis," "Lomax." "Lomax" has only been used since a little before 
1600, but to-day it is the almost universal spelling in England. Lomas, however, 
often occurs, at present, in Lancashire and elsewhere in England ; but Loomis 
has not been found anywhere in England at any time, except at Braintree, Co. 
Essex, as hereinafter related. 

Now for the place itself: 

There is no question as to the exact locality in Lancashire that was called 
Lumhaulgh, or the Lumhalges, or that it was a place of habitation in the thir- 
teenth century. This is certain because there has been only one locality that 
has had the singular distinction of being known, from sufficiently remote times, 
by such a form of this name. The locality is that before referred to as Haulgh 
(only of recent years united with Tonge and called Tonge-with-Haulgh) in 
the parish of Bolton, Lancashire. The small place of Haughton, in Manchester 
parish, should not be construed into connection with Lumhalgh, even though we 
have noted it in an inquisition post mortem as early as Edvv. I (1272-1307). 
A study of this very ground in Bolton, even in this day of its modern develop- 
ment, reveals the ancient features essential to the haulgh in the river vale. Tonge 
is on one side of the river, with Haulgh opposite ; the two are set in two angles 
between the three rivers, Croal, Tonge and Bradshaw. As to Lum, it is still 

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Eccles Cross — The Old Shrine. 

Church of All Saints, IVigan. 

Eccles Parish Church, 

called St. Mary's Pendleton, was a hamlet in 
Eccles, and here the earliest known "Loomis" 
lived in 1333, and attended this church. 

Mat's Cross, Wigan. 

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the name of a section in Bolton now to be identified in connection with " Luni 
Street." The removal of the woods, the alterations of grades and the many 
changes during six hundred and fifty years of material growth leave the inves- 
tigator in doubt as to between just what bend of the rivers, the highway called 
Lum Vv-as identified with its etymological and topographical mate, the haulgh. 
The whole matter, nevertheless, is plain enough. There is no theory or assump- 
tion, consequently, in the conclusion that (i) only two, three, or at the utmost, 
four generations (1200 to 1270) before our "Rico de Lmhales" was of Pendle- 
ton, in 1333, iiis, and our first Lumhalgh ancestor was resident in the aforesaid 
part of tlie small town of Bolton; (2) that he took his surname appropriately 
therefrom and no more was known, or called, by the single Christian name of 
his father prefixed with his own Christian name, as, for (Latin) example 
Radulphus fil Calfridus or Edwin, son of John. Thus it was that the original 
adopter of the surname owned, leased, tilled, or was considerably identified, 
doubtless principally distinguished in connection with a certain piece, or pieces 
of land, which had the somewhat unique position of being fertile, flat ground 
in a small river valley, between rivers, and which was, perhaps, partly of wood 
and partly of meadow, suitable for cultivation, and large enough in area for at 
least a small farm ; also near to a deep pool, or pools, or girt about with banks, 
or slopes, of rising ground, w'ooded and forming a vale or pit-like enclosure, or 
enclosures, with the Hat bottom-land below and stretching out with the course 
of the stream ; and also with an habitable structure set either on the slope or 
upon the haulgh beneath. This situation was distinctive enough in its natural 
characteristics to render the resident thereat distinguished as of the "lum" 
" halgh." The appearance of the man and of his immediate descendants hi the 
official records of that time as de Lumhalge and del Lumhalge (in Latin, Lum- 
halghus — Latin was the " record " language of that time) and later as Lum- 
halgh and Lumhales is entirely in accord with the prime principles of both 
etymology and of ancient custom in connection with the origin of surnames. 
Thus, tliis conclusion is reached in a proper manner, and is supported by all 

Although originating in Bolton parish the earliest recorded individuals of 
the Lomas family ap])ear in the Subsidy Rolls for Pendleton and Wigan, places 
near to P.olton, some members of the family must have continued in Bolton 
almost uninterru])tedlv, as their later development therein indicates. We shall 
never know the Christian names of the Bolton Lomases of the fourteenth cen- 
tury, because the rolls for that manor are not preserved in the Government 
Record Office. The reason that no one of the name then in Bolton is mentioned 
in the subsidy roll of 1333 is that no man would have been so taxed who was 
not then a landholder, 'or a merchant having a stock of goods of fair value. 
Men in the emplov of others were not assessed in this subsidy. In the imperfect 
roll for 1381 the I'ist of men taxed in Bolton is missing. The " Ric hihalghus " 
of Wigan, ta.xed two shillings in the subsidy of 1381 must not be considered as 
the same man as " Rico de Lumhales " of Pendleton in the roll of 1333, though 
both men bore the same n?me and held property of exactly the same value 

^Dictionary of .'\rchaic and Provincial Words. L. O. Halhwell. 

The Anglo-Saxon Dictionary. J. R. C. Hall. 

Dictionary of Etymology. H. Wedgwood. 

The Etymological Dictionary. W. W. Skeat. 

The English Dialect Grammar. Joseph Wright. 

The Universal Pronouncing Dictionary. Thomas Wright. 

.•\nglo- Saxon & Old English Vocabularies. Thomas Wri.ght. 

New English Dictionary. J. A. H. Murray. 

English Surnames. M. A. Lower. 

Patronymica Britannica. M. A. Lower. 

Baines' History of Lancashire, etc. 

amenable to the subsidy. They may have been father and son, but as to tliat, 

it will never now be known. The inferences to be drawn from the mention in 

this roll of 1381 of - » Henr. luhalghus ii«." 

" Ric. luhalghus ii^." 
« * « * « 

" Thom. del luhalgh xii*^." 

are these: — (i) the amount of the tax of two shillings is higher than that col- 
lected of many of their neighbors; (2) the two first names being written one 
below the other, spelt alike, and taxed alike, indicate that the two men were 
closely identified with each other in the afifairs of life; (3) that both may have 
dropped the " del " in the manner of writing their family name, but we cannot 
be at all positive as to that, for this is only one little item in their lives, and 
one not v.'ritten down by either one of them. The use of the other form of the 
name in the third item may only have been done by the scribe, or have been the 
habit of " Thom. del luhalgh " for the special purpose of distinguishing him 
more clearly from the other two. Some relationship between all three men is 
indisputable ; and their value in our present contemplation of the early days of 
the family is so vital that, we may take some note, at this moment, of the place 
in which they lived. Wigan is just as near and should be just as dear to the 
I.oomis descendant of to-day, as Hauigh in Bolton, Pendleton or Bury, for the 
evidence that might connect us the more particularly with some one of these 
places is now, "Lost in the shadowy gulf of bygone things." 

All the Lomases and Loomises of the English-speaking world sprang from 
the original " del Lumhalgh " of Bolton ; some, or all of these later men were 
of Pendleton or through Wigan, or Bury ; and the descendants of Joseph Loomis 
in America all trace back to at least one of them. Further than this we now 
can never know. Wigan is from " Wig," signifying a fight in the Saxon, and 
" en " constituting the plural of that noun. It was the site of a Saxon castle 
and the scene of a battle between King Arthur and the Saxons. Nine miles 
southwest of Bolton, and nineteen northeast from Liverpool, it was an incor- 
porated township in 1 245, and to-day has a population of about 60,000, including 
one Lomax family. Coal mining is the great industry, the formations beneath 
the surface being of great immensity. We are not concerned with that fact, nor 
with the very large cotton mills here ; only that which was familiar to Henry, 
Richard and Thomas Lumhalgh in 1381 needs attention. The church of All 
Saints is probably of Saxon origin, long antedating 1381. It is mentioned in the 
Valor of Pope Nicholas, in 1291. Ten centuries have passed since its corner- 
stone was laid; the pile was venerable to our Lomases in 1381. Herein the}' 
knelt to prayer and " told their beads," while the priest chanted in monotone a 
mass in a foreign tongue and read from a Latin Bible which they were not per- 
mitted to examine, and his words they did not understand. In these ten cen- 
turies this church has seen the age of simple hardihood, the glorious age of valor 
and chivalry, the age of bronze when brave men cast aside their armor to don 
silk attire, the age of iron, when it was customary to chop off the heads of kings, 
bishops and dissenters, and finally the age of a truer understanding of Chris- 
tianity. All Saints has been somewhat rebuilt ; though the lower part of the 
tower and the chapel of the Gerard's or Walniesley's remains intact. In the 
restoration all the principal features of the old building have been preserved, 
and it IS still "Like romance in stone; 

Still to the present does it preach the past 

With the more tlian language ! There the moral sigh 

O'er the gay splendours of heroic times 

May well be heaved, when chivalry prevailed. 

And knightly bosoms with heroic pulse 

Were beating nobly as became tlie brave." 

There is a monument in the church to Sir William Bradshaighe (Brad- 
shaw) and his Lady Mabel, who were living in 1315; he in an antique coat-of- 
mail cross-legged with his sword partially drawn ; she in a long robe, veiled, her 
hands elevated in the attitude of prayer. Henry, Richard or Thomas del Lum- 
halgh of 1381 could have told us a story of this couple, whom they must have 
known personally. The tale still lives in Wigan traditions. This knight is said 
to have been away ten years in the wars, during w-hich time, his wife, thinking 
him dead, married a Welsh knight. The first husband returned. Mabel favored 
him, but was whipped therefore by the Welshman, whereupon Bradshaw slew 
the latter, and was outlawed for a year. Mab's Cross in Wigan is so-called 
because it is the cross to which Dame Mabel (the Bradshaw pedigree states) 
" was enjoined by her confessor to do penances by going onest every week 
barefoot and barelegged to a crosse ner Wigan from the Haghe wilest she 
lived, and is called Mab X to this day." The interest to us is not in the query. 
Did Tennyson find his theme for "Enoch Arden" in this Wigan tradition? 
but rather in the certainty that our Lomases oft knelt at this roadside cross in 
both fair days and foul, to supplicate and to render thanks to a heaven, that 
was nearer to them than perhaps they had been told. 

With this we leave Wigan ; those three Lumhalges doubtless ended their 
days, as they had lived, within the sight and sound of the thin-toned bell of 
All Saints, and too, their kin after them likewise. None of them writ their names 
so large upon the page of local history as to bequeath us further information. 
The records of the manor, shire and the nation, took due note of them, in 
exactions, in their time, but nothing further than we have quoted now appears 
in the important class of remaining records. Everything has been searched ; 
much has perished. 

The next glimpse of a Lumhalgh comes ten years later, 1391, in Bury, 5% 
miles northeast of Bolton, viz : — 

Patent Roll of King Richard II, in the fifteenth year of his reign (1391); part one, 
dated at Westminster, (London) July 8. This entry is of a pardon granted by the crown 
"at the supplication of William Par, Knight, to John, son of Adam del Damme of Midelton 
in Shalfordshire, for stealing at Bury, on Thursday before St. Wilfrid, i.) Richard II, two 
bullocks, value los. of Richurd dc Lumhalghs.'' 

The manor rolls, subsidies, etc., for Bury are not sufficiently preserved at 
the Record Office to aflford further information of the family in Bury until forty- 
four years later, though the continuous residence of a branch of the family there 
is certain. Some rolls of the court ket of this manor are believed to be at 
Knowsley Hall, the seat of the Earl of Derby, but are not open to public inspec- 
tion, nor accessible to a private view in the absence of the owner. In I4.^5' 
Sir John Pilkington was lord of the manor of Bury. He held the lands in capitc 
(of the crown), as of the Duchy of Lancaster, and leased them with the mes- 
suages to the actual residents thereon, — farmers, yeomen or tradesmen. In 
this knight's rent-roll dated Thursday before the feast of St. Valentine, the Martyr, 
13 Henry VI (1435) occur the names (in Latin) of these landholders, or 
tenants : 

" Radus del Lumhalges " 

" Oliverus del Lumhalges " 

" Thomas del Lumhalge de Whetyle " 

" Galfridus del Lumhalges.'" 

The final " ges " is not a syllable ap-irt from the " hal "—the " e " is always 
superlluous, another " Juiglishism." 

.Ml were descendants out of Haulgh in Bolton, and each man, respectively, 
a householder: to-dav, their descendants in the same Bury number fourteen 
households or families, all present members of which write their surname 

" Loiiiax." The Pilkingtons lind been lords here since T351. having originated 
in Pilkington, a parish near to Bury on the south. They held until 1485 when 
in the Wars of the Roses, casting their favor and fate with the House of York, 
as against their own House of the Dukes of Lancaster their estates were forfeited, 
and for this treason, the then chief Pilkington was beheaded. From then till 
now the Stanleys, Earls of Derby, have held this and other Lancastrian manors. 

In the same year of this rent-roll, 1435, the same Sir John Pilkington was 
chosen a collector of the subsidy granted by parliament to be levied on the 
inhabitants of the Hundred of Salford. The report of the collection was made 
out under his direction and he headed it the " Particule accompti de Johannes 
Pilkington, mil," but failed to give the names of the inhabitants of whom he 
had collected the tax ; only tlie sums and the names of the places appear in the 
roll of parchments now in the Record Office. No estimate of the individual 
wealth of the Lumhalghs then living in Bolton, Bury, Pendleton, Wigan or else- 
where in the Hundred of Salford can thus be had, nor data as to their increase 
in numbers since 1333 and 1381. 

The " de Whytell " added to the name of Thomas del Lumhalghe, in the 
i.|35 rent-roll, merely shows that he lived three miles south of Bury in what 
is now Whittle, a hamlet in Unsvvorth parish which was modernly formed (partly) 
out of Pilsworth. From this fact it is seen that the Lomaxes of Pilsworth 
were likely descendants of the said Thomas of Whittle, as Whitaker's History 
of Whalley (ijp. 225) mentions the family in Pilsworth, particularly "Richard 
Lomax, gentleman, of Pilsworth * * — the owner of a freehold estate at Burn- 
shaw (Beaconshaw) Tower, in the Vale of Todmorden, which by deeds is proved 
to have been possessed by the family from a very early period." Burnshaw 
Tower was a fortified house, thirteen miles northeast of Bury, now barely trace- 
able, and Richard Lomax, gentleman, acquired Clayton Hall, by marriage, about 
1740, with Rebecca Hey wood, the heiress to the estate. This line of Lomax 
attained to affluence and high social position. Clayton Hall continued in the 
Lomax possession for several generations; on July 4, 1815, Richard Grimshaw 
Lomax, the resident thereat, was granted a coat-of-arms, viz : — 

"Perpale or and sable, on a bend engrailed with plain cotises ermine, three escallops 
gules. Crest-issuant out of a crown vallory or, a demi-lion argent, charged on the body 
with three escallops between the bcndlets and holding between the paws an escallop gules." 

(This bearing has no reference to any Lomas, or Loomis, before 1815, and 
to none other since then, save the direct descendants of the said grantee). 

No Lomas of Bury or in Lancashire rose to knighthood, to manorial lord- 
ship, or to armorial honors up to 1560, hence none figure in the records illus- 
trating such important families. The registers of baptism, marriage and burial 
at Bury are not now extant prior to 1590, and the manor records not accessible, 
so the only personal items obtainable of the family at Bury that warrant mention 
are those of the wills of : — 

Christopher Lomax of Burj' 1590 
James " " Pilsworth 1588 

James " " Bercle 1592 

JefFery " " Heap 1590 (in Bury parish) 

John " " Pilsworth 1587 

Oliver " " VValmsley 1593 (in Bury parish) 

Owen " " Preston 1593 

Richard " " Pilsworth 1587 

Margaret " " Prestbury 1588 

John " " Gloributts in Bury 1606 

Isabella " " Heap 1592 1 • d • 1. 

John •• " 1576 I '" '^"'■y P"'=>^ 

With 24 more Lomas and Lomax wills of lalcr date; all arc original wills lilcd in 
the probate registry of Chester, Cheshire; and there are ten other wills dated 
1587 10 1677 filed in the Archdeaconry Court of Richmond, Lancashire, and now 
deposited in Somerset House, London. 


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None of these testaments afford any evidence leading towards our par- 
ticular branch of the family which, before the date of any of these wills, had 
stretched itself across England to the county of Essex ; the wills are all too late 
for further notice, and interesting only as indicating the considerable development 
of the general family that remained at home in Lancashire, and, as also, the 
general prosperity of the various members therein. The probate records of Lan- 
cashire do not now embrace the wills of any Lomases before that of John 
Lomas of Heap, in 1576: doubtless there were earlier testaments filed, which are 
now missing. The MS. collections of the Chetham Society of Manchester have 
been carefully searched ; many Loomis references occur after 1600, but none 
before, save as hereinafter quoted. 

LTnder the forms of Lomas and Lomax the family in Bury gradually increased 
in numbers, sharing the steady growth and prosperity there for some generations, 
until now. None of the living descendants possess reliable information as to their 
ancestry before 1700. Bury must have always been a pleasant town, and the 
Presbyterian church had one of its great strongholds there as early as 1666. The 
name is Saxon, signifying either a castle or a market-town. Bury was a Saxon 
station, the seat of one of the twelve ancient baronial castles of Lancashire ; only 
the foundations of it now remain, though the early Lomases were familiar with 
the sight of the whole castle. There appears to have been at least two separate 
Lomas households in Bury as early as 1400, and probably from these residents 
descend those of the family who have resided in Bury from that time to the 
present day. For five hundred years some Lomas undoubtedly has knelt within 
the parish church of Bury in every one of those years, if not even in every 
month, or actually on every Sabbath day. This remarkable fact cannot be said 
of any other church now standing, for the Bolton church was destroyed in 1866. 
and there have been no Lomases at Pendleton these many years, while at Wigan 
the old directories fail to name a Lx)mas resident in various modern periods. Non- 
conformity also has long since claimed its share of the family in Lancashire. 
The old parish church is St. Mary's, dating back into the tenth century ; in the 
valor of Pope Nicholas, 1291, its income was valued at £13:6:8 per annum. The 
building has been "restored" several times, first in 1290, and lastly in 1871-76. 
The bells were recast in 1722; nearly all the windows are stained. All the ancient 
memorial inscriptions, tablets and monuments in the church were destroyed in 
1558, which fact again robs us of visible Lomas evidence; the registers of bap- 
tism, however, are quite complete from 1590, and contain many Lomas entries, — 
not so the marriage and burial records, — these are all lost before 1812, — an unusual 
circumstance. The manor house of the Pilkingtons was at Stand in Bury, and 
the town has been more modernly made notable by the several great inventions 
in weaving machinery of three of its inhabitants, and by the family of Sir 
Robert Peel, which founded the great print works here. Bury is situated in 
the fertile valley of the Irwell, and in common with all the places in the neigh- 
borhood of the loftv hills which separate Lancashire from Yorkshire, the climate 
is humid ; more rain falls here than elsewhere in England ; the average depth is 
about forty inches in a year. At the last census the population was above 60,000. 

We must revisit Bolton (5^4 miles west of Bury) at this point, the birth- 
place of the family name. The damage that time has wrought to the subsidy 
records for Bolton for 1381, effacing that portion of the rolls relating to this 
parish, is the reason that we have but little light upon the family here. The 
reason that the faniilv did not rapidlv develop here and in the Wapentake of 
Salford, when the surname was first used, was partly because, as hereinbefore 
explained, some of the men,— brothers and sons of the first del Lumhalgh— 
who went to reside in other places called themselves after the names of tiiose 
other places, instead of Lumhalgh, thus leaving only the issue of one of their 

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miniber, at first, to perpetuate the name of Lumhalgh in any form. Too, the 
Bolton Hne was weakened by the men who went away to Pendleton and Wigan. 
It is no surprise that the Lumhalghs developed very slowly prior to 1400, to all 
indications ; the surprise is that the male lines did not become extinct, as in many 
other families of that time. There may have been periods during which the 
Lomases were absent from Bolton, but their considerable presence there in the 
fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, and their large increase in the seventeenth cen- 
tury, and since then, quite gives one the courage to say with the poet : — 

"They have been here a thousand years, 
And a thousand years they'll bide."' 

Now, let us hark back for four hundred years and on this printed page read 
some of the very words of a Bolton Lomas, who was born, according to his 
own statement, as early as 1420. 

Shortly after 1500 a dispute arose between the lords of the manors of Mid- 
dleton and Radclyffe, lying a few miles to the eastward of Bolton, over their 
respective rights to and upon a stretch of moorland called Cockey Moor. An 
official inquiry was held by the Attorney General, before a jury of influential 
men, and the original record thereof has been found in the Jilunimcnt Room at 
Middleton Hall, Lancashire. The inhabitants of Middleton and Radcliff had 
been accustomed, time out of mind, " to have common " promiscuously in both 
lordships. Two Lomases were summoned among the 13 witnesses, being 
adjudged competent because of their age, intelligence and ancient knowledge of 
the conditions and customs appertaining to the moor. Here then are the words, 
in part, of these two ancient worthies — all but the sound of their voices ; their 
mode of speech was typical of the time and region. From these words one may 
imagine the speakers' portraits, so here are the earliest words-of-mouth of a 
Lomas that we shall probably ever learn of : — 

Of the six witnesses for the Middleton manor, "Lawrcns Lomal's of ye pch (parish) 
of Bolton of ye age of LXX zers" (70) was the sixth, who "sworne open a boke afor (the 
lawyers) to leyde (lead) the meyrez (way) truly bctweene aynswoth & Radclifif." 

His testimony was in favor of Middleton, but being so much confounded 
in the record with that of other witnesses, we pass to the words of the other 
Lomas witness, one Richard " Lumals " evidently of Bolton : his testimony was, 
in part, in these words, and directly contrary to the evidence of Lawrence 
Lunials : — 

"Rye. Lumals of the eygh (age) of Ixxxxiii (93)" says ** "the Lord Radclyff and 
hys tenands have occupyett en cokkey mor tyme owtte of mynd uentyll the tyme on Rye. 
barton yt tliat was lord of Medylton mad a pyfold on Cokkey More and pynyd the bcsse 
of the tenands of Radclyff and Jamys Radclyff yt was att yt tyme lord of Radclyff sends 
his son and his hcyr to breyke the fold and to take owte thayre bests. And theyn by the 
space of XXX yer and mor ytt was occupyett pleysable tyll the tyme that Sr Rye. Asshcton 
late lord of medylton & Rye. Assheton now lord of medylton mad tytlc vnto the offorsayd 
cokkey mor. yt (that) xxx zer (year) & past Sr Rye. Asshcton mad tytyll to Radcliff 
now cald the qwytle mosse and cokkey mor and theyn the afforsayd lord of medylton & 
Rye. Radclyff lord of Radclyff were bounde by oblygacyon to abyde the dowe & the awarde 
of Sr John bothe knyth (knight) & lord of barton & Wyllya Radclyff lord of Ordsall as 
lowcliying the morys (moors) offorsayd. And so the afforsayd .-\wardcrs nictt on the 
qwytle mosse in Radclyff and theyn ytt was meyrett and awardett that they shuld occupye 
cokkey mor as thay had donn affortyme. 

Yt on (one) Rye. opynscha heyr of the schal toke a encrochementt on cokkey mor wt 
ye lycens off John Radclyff lord of Radclyff and the sayd Rye. Opynscha occupyett the 
sayd cncrochmentt by the space of xxl zer and theyn John hys son occupyett hytt liys 
tyme and theyn on Jams Opynscha dwellying i eynysworth (Ainsworth) a brother of the 
afforsayd John occupyett ytt by the space off iii or iiii ycrs beyng nott hcyr. And on John 
Opyn.scha bcying heyr and cwtte off tl\e contre at yo warres lieyriiit; tell yt hys uncule John 
and hys fether wer dcd came home and claymett hys land and the afforcsayd Jams wold 
not suffer hym to occupye ytt ne (nor) to have dedys (title deeds) hentyll the tyme he 

69 ISoumts Famtlg in iEnglaub 

was agreet wt all (withal). And ye afforsayd John gaffe unto the afforsayde Jnmys a 
pcell of money and gaff hym lycens to occupye ye afforsavd encrochmentt and to sett in 
hys hymes and now ye lord of medylton claymes ytt for hys owne. Cokkey mor hath beyn 
occupyett wt ye tenands of Radclyff wt turber to gvff and sell at thayr pleysur and to comyn 
pastur wt all thayr bests— the thezythes (titlies) that hath ncwytt (accrued) on the for- 
sayd mor as fowle calfe lambe and wole wt all other thyngs thzyable ( tithcable) hath beyn 
gyffen unto the the pson of Radclyff and so zett (yet) ytt is occupyett." 

The Lomases also lived under the manorial lordship of Sir Ralph .\ssheton, 
reputed a most tyrannical lord, and of whom one of his victims wrote : — • 

"Sweet Jesu, for mercy's sake 
And for thy bitter passion, 
Save us from the axe of the tower 
And from Sir Ralph of Assheton." 

A summary of events must conclude the references to Bolton : — 

Bolton civic arms: gules — two bends or; crest on a wreath an elephant and castle. 

1065 (prior to) a part of Bolton parish known as Lumhalgh. 

1067 Roger de Poictou, first lord of the manor of Bolton. 

1074 Bradshaw Hall erected. 

HOC Bolton Manor passes into the hands of "Roger de Mersheya" who sells it in the 
same year to Ranulph de Mechines, third Earl of Chester, for 240 marks of 
silver and a pair of white gloves to be presented annually at Easter. 

iioi Turton tower erected. 

1 154 The de Lacys became lords of the manor. 

1 160 The woollen cloth trade exists in Bolton. 

r "^ '^^ surname of del Lumhalgh adopted. 

1256 Charter granted by Edw. Ill making Bolton a market-town with a fair. 

1301 A tournament of knights held at Turton Tower. 

•337 Clothiers (weavers) from Flanders settle in Bolton, introducing also wooden shoes 
and jannock (oat meal bread). They came to make their fortunes, or as one 
of them is reported to have quaintly expressed it, with the expectation "that 
their beds would be good and their bed-fellows better, seeing that the richest 
yeomen in England would not disdain to marry their daughters to them." 

1351 The manor of Bolton came to the Pilkingtons by a marriage, who retained it till 

1412 Bolton parish church of St. Peter's supposed to have been erected, though 'tis said 
that on the demolition of the old church about 1866, evidences were discovered 
that a church of the Norman period, some 300 years earlier, must have existed 
on the same site. 

1485 Sir Thos. Pilkington beheaded and Bolton Manor falls to the Earls of Derby, who 
still hold it, their "scat" being Knowsley Hall in Lancashire. 

i486 The market-cross of stone erected at the church gate. Little Bolton manor-house 
built. J. , 

1509-47 Leland's Itinerary says: "Bolton upon Moore Market, standith most by cottons 
and cowrse varne, divers villages in the Mores about Bolton do make cottons. 
Nother the s'ite nor the ground aboute Bolton is so good as it is about Byn 
(Bury). They burne at Bolton some canale, but more se Cole, of wich the 
pittes be not far of. They burne Turfe also." 

1651 The Earl of Derby beheaded in front of the "Man and Scythe Inn for treason to 
the Puritan government. 

Baines, the Lancashire historian, says of Bolton: — 

"The soil of Bolton parish is generally moory and requires generous tillage. Like in 
waste mining districts there is a lack of standing timber though some of the valleys are 
romantic and well wooded; some 2,000 acres of waste land altogether. there are thirty 
coal mines, and numerous stone quarries, producing flags and slates, lead and carbonate 
of barytes are also mined here. On the borders of the high surrounding moors 
winter is very rigorous, yet longevity is common." 

In the Duchv Court of Lancaster in a plea dated I543> Trinity term, by 
Robt. deAvnswor'th vers Laurence Bradshaw and others re right of way and 
watercourse through lands called the wood and Maplederth m Aynesworth 1 own- 
ship, Middleton and Brightmet, near Bolton, the complamant says ;— 


He is seized of his demesne "lynyally" descended from his ancestors of 26 acres in 
Middleton, — ** always had a "broke and other lytil pyrles" of water running through sd. 
premises. But now, of late, one Laurence Bradsha, a man of great substance, Elys Luni- 
mas, and others have several times since the ist day of December 34 Hen. viii (1542), of 
covetous minds, for their own lucre, turned the said course of water out of tlie right course 
and caused it to run through their own lands to plaintiff's great hindrance. He prays for 
remedy against the defendants, who are "gretly frynded and alyed." Defendants say : 
"The matters and surmises in the sd bill were ordered and agreed long before the sd. bill 
was exhibited, before arbitrators chosen with the assent of both parties, as more at large ap- 
pears by their award which defendant was always ready to perform. "Ellyce Lummaxe" 
makes like answer. 

Plaintiff replies, denying any such agreement. 

Decrees and ortlers Hen. VIII (\'ol. 3, fo. 271) : — 

It is ordered that as plaintiff has good title to the premises, the defendants shall, at 
their own costs, before the feast of the Annunciation next to come, turn the said water and 
pirles into the right course, and into the place where it ran over plaintiff's ground, until 
defendants can provide themselves with sufficient title to the said water. 

In another place in the same court, dated 25 Oct., 1533, reference is made 
to the locaHty of Lumhalgh, viz : " John Hargrave of the Lomeshagh." In Lan- 
cashire topography no other locality has been known as Lumhalgh. There was 
" Greenhalgh " and " Fairhalgh " and naturally enough there arose a family of 
del Haulgh or Halgh, which took its name from its early identity with a 
haulgh. Probably it derived from the Haulgh in Lancashire with which the 
Loomis family is linked, or even the Haulgh family may have originally 
been of the same blood as Lumhalgh. The Haulgh family was long 
resident at Tonge in Bolton, as is proven by an inquisition post mortem, 
(Vol. xxii. No. 59), dated 17 James I and touching the demise and 
estates of one " John Halgh of Tonge," in Bolton ; in Royalist Composi- 
tion Papers for Lancashire — " Robert Haulgh of Mosden " ; in inquisitions 
nonarum for 1341-2: "Henr. del Halgh," of.Whalley, and " Alexi del Halgh" 
of Blackburn, Lanes. ; also in a poll-tax list for 1328-80 in the hundred of 
West Derby, Lanes. — "Rob del Halgh," "Adam del Halgh" of "Lydyate," is 
mentioned in the same subsidy roll of 1333 with our "Rico de Lmhales," of Pendle- 
ton ; " Adam del Fairhalghes " of " Oldom," is also taxed in the same Latinized 
roll, while in the roll for 1381 " Henr del Grenhalgh " is taxed, in Wigan, with 
our Lumhalghs. Interesting, as well, is the fact that there was a Tonge family 
that took its name from Tonge in Bolton, while Bolton has become a common 

Haulgh, or Tonge-with-Haulgh, as distinct from Bolton center, deserves 
a word. From Testa de Nevill (folio 405) it is learned that in the reign of K. 
John, Gilbert de Tonge held one bovate of land of the King, in Tonge, for four 
shillings ; that this place was in the parish of Bolton seeius to be proved by a 
record in Birch's MS. Feodorium, in which, it is said that John, son of Elias 
Tonge, holds one bovate of land there by the service of four shillings per annum 
for sake-fee. 

Haulgh is mentioned as in Bolton in a charter of Henry II (1154-1189) and 
in a Lancashire assize roll of 6 Edw. I (1278). 

The two most interesting sights in Tonge-with-Kaulgh now arc Haulgh Hall, 
" a plain erection," and " Hall-i'-the-Wood." " Lawrens Lumals," who testified 
about Cokkey Moor, probably saw both of these houses. The former is owned 
by the Earl of Bradford, while Hall-i-the-Wood is famous as a relic, and once 
the residence of Samuel Crompton, the inventor therein of the mule, a cotton- 
spinning luachine. Hall-i-the-Wood has been purchased by the corporation of 
Bolton as a nuiseum for cotton from the raw to the finished article. This old 
house overlooks the vale coiilainiiif; the " /((;;; " and the " liaiilgli " from ■zcliich 
the Lamas name iwis taken. 

\ \7.jV\' 

"Hall I'th' Wood, near Bolton." 

In this valley, by the "Hall I'th' Wood," the name of Loomis, in its 
earliest form of "del Lumhalgh," had its origin; here the family, 
so-named, first lived. This is the stream they knew in its every bend — 
and stone — the River Tonge; herein is a good, though rather small 
specimen of a "haulgh" — "the low-lying ground" encircled in the bend 
of the stream at the left; and here also is a small "lum" — the wooded 
pit-like banks ivith deep pools in the ivater beneath. The view is partly 
in the Tonge and Haulgh sections of Bolton. The beautiful and very 
old house is upon the Tonge side of the river; in it the mule (spinning 
machine) was invented. 


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That Tonge and Haulgh had residents in Saxon times is suggested by the 
finding of a barrow (grave) containing two kist-vaens (graves closed at the sides 
and top with stones, Hke a chest) in which were an urn of red earth, human bones, 
a bronze spear-head and armor. (" Kist " is a pure Lancashire Saxon word). 

In England the great majority of all of the persons of the name of Lomas, of 
all times, have ever abided in "time-honoured Lancaster," but prior to 1500, as 
the reader has seen, the records are too broken from which to erect a consecutive 
pedigree of generation to generation. Therefore, this narrative is now about to 
lead the reader into other parts of the realm of England, whither the Lomases 
wandered. Ere quitting the great and valiant shire of their first three hundred 
years of domicile, we may observe some facts of history that applied to them in 
their day. They lived in the feudal days, " when knighthood was in flower," 
which have since proven so rich a source for the historian, the romanticist and 
the poet — days distinguished alike for regal pomp and chivalry and the sterner 
realities of war, particularly so as to their own Lancashire, which then played 
a greater part in the affairs of the crown than at any time before or since. The 
prime cause of this was the great strength and position of Lancaster Castle and 
the earls thereof. It may be noted that John o' Gaunt (named after Ghent in 
Flanders, the place of his birth), became the fifth earl and the second duke of 
Lancaster, in right of his wife, Blanche Plantagenet, heiress of Henry, the first 
Duke. They were the parents of the famous Henry of Bolingbroke, one of 
the greatest names to conjure with in all English history. To this family, the 
Lomases looked for all that was considered great in those times, and their imagina- 
tion and blood were stirred, in loyal impulse by these, their great over-lords, 
who furnished Shakespeare with so many facts for his plays. It was this Henry 
of Bolingbroke who, when his cousin, King Richard II, seized the Lancashire 
estates of John o' Gaunt, wrested the crown of England from the feeble hand 
of this Richard, and placed himself upon the throne as Henry IV. Then, over 
a period of sixty years, raged the " Wars of the Roses " whereby the House of 
^'nrk sought to win the throne from the House of Lancaster, the latter reigned 
until the dethronement of Henry VI in 1461. Every man then was either a 
Yorkist or a Lancastrian. We imagine the Lomases of Bury and Bolton exult- 
ing over the beheading of their manorial lord, Pilkington, for his treason. It 
is no enlargement upon easy probabilities to believe but that some of them joined 
the Lancastrian >army. The chances are altogether likely that some of them 
could hardly have escaped being called into that service. Courage of a diflferent 
sort than that which fights with bullets and cannon was then required. The 
famous battles of Shrewsbury, Agincourt, Crevant, Verneuil, St. Albans, Blore- 
healh, Northampton, and the siege of Orleans (raised by Joan of Arc), are all 
to be thought of in this connection. The names of Lomases will not appear 
therein because only those of the knights participating have been preserved ; but, 
be it not forgotten, that each knight had his own coterie of bowmen, axemen, 
and lancers raised from among his dependents or tenants, whom he summoned 
in war, as in peace. 

As to Lancashire lands, the present Loomis descendants must consider that, 
after the Norman system of land-tenure came into force, the early Lomases were 
not actual and sole owners of land to any particular extent. Doubtless they so 
owned while the Saxon influence was maintained, but after the claims of the 
Normans to the lands became, as thev finally did, actually enforced, the family 
simply held of some lord who in turn held of a man still higher up, till the 
Nornian feudal system began to weaken, by 1400. Carthew's Hundred of Laun- 
ditch (p. 325) explains this clearly: — 

"We do not now realize the fact that the ultimate ownership of the soil of all the land 
in the kingdom is in the King, by whom it was, or was supposed to be, granted to his great 

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barons to be held by military services, which they were bound to perform at stated times ; 
and under them, by their knights, who were to provide the soldiers and perform the duties 
for which their superiors were liable ; and again, under them, by others, upon the same 
terms, down to the actual resident occupier or lord of the manor. The latter retained 
in his own hands sufficient land to grow corn or feed cattle for the maintainence of his 
own household, w-hile the rest was parcelled out amongst his dependents and vassals, who 
or whose forefathers had perhaps resided upon it from the Saxon times. Some of these 
w-ere called villans, from their dwelling in the ville or township ; others bordars whose 
office it was to provide for their lord's bord or table ; and some instead of rent in money, 
were to cultivate the lord's private lands for him, by performing so many days' work — 
ploughing, carting, sowing, mowing, harvesting, etc., at particular seasons of the year (see 
hereinafter p. 91 for a Lammase instance of this) — while a sufficient quantity of grass or 
meadow land was set apart for common pasture." 

It is thought that the results of the Norman dominion prevented the family 
from regaining that freehold possession of the soil which it had before then, 
and has regained in the last three or four hundred years) The manorial customs 
to which practically all of the members of the family in Lancashire were subject, 
between 1300 and 1500, were exacting indeed. They were constantly subject to 
fines by the manorial lords, who preyed upon the people at every possible point. 
One example of this alone will suffice, i. e., the right (or better, the might) of 
heriot : — 

"On the death of a tenant the heir male, or on the marriage of a female tenant, the 
husband should pay a fine of 8 years' rent, and in the former case the lord should be en- 
titled to have for and in the name of heriot, the best beast, or other best moveable chattel 
of the late tenant." 

This applied just the same, even if there was but one cow, horse, ox, hog 
or sheep. Many a poor widow suffered from the heartless heriot. 

A tenant could not reinove from one house to another without being fined 
therefor, nor inherit any property without the lord claiming and collecting a share 
of it. The records of the manorial courts of England consist largely of such 
fines and petty exactions upon the people. This is a blot upon the page of 
chivalry of the lords of the soil. It was far more difficult, before 1600, for a 
man or a family to rise to a position of affluence or independence than nowadays. 
Credit must be given to these early ancestors for their loyalty and long patience 
under conditions that would be deemed intolerable in this brighter day of their 
abolishment. The Loomis family, however, has come into its reward. It has 
taken its place among the great families of the world, — all through one man's 
courage, faith and prescience. And now do not the descendants of Joseph 
Loomis. the emigrant of 1638. far outnumber and outrank all of the name who 
have as yet been born to call England their home? The glory attaching to the 
blood and name of Lomas and Loomis, is part, parcel and product of .American 
individual independence. 

Lancashire has told much in little. 

(It was thought to give, at this point, a list of all of the records pertaining 
to this county that the writer has searched, in order that the members of the 
Loomis Association of America might realize that full efifort has been made in 
their behalf for " Loomis evidence ; " but the list is deemed too wearisomely 
long and hopelessly technical.) 

After 1500 the family appears in various parts of Lancashire, not heretofore 
referred to, and with which this narration need have naught to do. An item 
indicating about the time when the " Lomax " spelling came into vogue is of 
value : 

Close Roll, No. 1883, 5 James I ( 1608) Indenture dated 28 July I James I, between 
Gyles Aynsworth of Aynsvvorlh, Lanes, and "Thomas I.ommas alias Lomax" of Little 
Lever, parish of Bolton-in-the-Moor, as to the sale of certain tenements. 

73 HuumtB JFamtlu tu lEnrtlatt^ 

Before 15CX) tlie Lomas family had spread over into the adjacent county 
of Derby, and became firmly estabhshed, where it still flourishes to this day. 
The earliest offshoots from Lancashire, however, are shown by the following 
quotations from the records : — 

Inquisitions post mortem. No. 145, 9 Richard II (1386) (Translation)— "Hcnricus 
Lunales alias Dictus Lunhales son and heir of Henry Lunhales, who died seized of 30 
acres of land held of the crown in Penbrugge (now Pembridge), Herefordshire. 

This line did not develop in Herefordshire. 

Patent Rolls, 17 Richard II (1394) part 2, membrane 41— dated 8 Feb. at Westminster. 
Pardon to Roger de Lumhale of Crosseland (Agbrigg Wapentake, West Riding, Yorkshire, 
close to the Lancashire border and in the moimtains) for the death of William Arkeland 
of Fossa Crosseland killed there on Wednesday before Palm Sunday in the seventh 
(This item like Roger de Lumhale himself is isolated; no further evidence of his name 
in any form has been found in the courts of Yorkshire at any time after 1394.) 

The next item affords the earliest recorded instance of the " Loniys " spell- 
ing — hence is very significant, occurring in Somersetshire, some ninety miles 
south of county of Lancaster. The name thus introduced into another shire 
than Lancaster, wherein the dialect was different and the name Lumhalgh or 
Lomas unknown, the phonetic spelling readily crept into the reports sent to 
London by the representatives of the crown in Alartock whose duty it was to 
report these evasions of a license to alienate or enter premises. 

Patent Rolls 2 Henry \T, part 4, Membrane 13, dated Nov. 28, 1423: — 

"Thomas Lomys" and nine others entered into 4 messuages and 48 acres of land in 
Cote in the pch of Mertok — said grantees entered without license. Now the king for 5 
marks paid in the hanaper, pardons the trespasses done in this behalf and licenses the said 
last-named parties to retain the premises." 

(The name of Martock represents the old pronunciation of 'Market Oak' in Somer- 
setshire, and this pardon illustrates the fact that the crown exacted a fine, or the purchase 
of a license, from a tenant who bought property, or removed from one house to another, 
similarly as did a lord of a manor.) 

Thirteen years later the same Thomas Lomys repeated the same perform- 
ance in T)Ower Henton, a tithing in and one mile south of Martock : 

Patent Roll 15 Henry VI (1436) ist Dec. Membrane 7 Thomas Lomes (and 2 others) 
bought a messuage and a moiety of a virgatc of lan<l in Bourhenton, Somerset, Iield in 
chief of the king, then granted the same to those he had acquired it of, "whereas tlie 
premises were again entered without license ; the king for one mark paid in the hanaper has 
pardoned these premises." 

The subsidy rolls for Somersetshire have been searched for further evidence 
as to these Loniyses, without result; the only rolls now extant for the period 
required and bearing names, for the hundred comprising Martock, are temp. 
Richard II (1366-99) and for 1412. It is determined, though, that this Somer- 
set branch had either becoine extinct, or removed to some other part of England 
not long after. 

It should be noted that the suggestion which has been made in print that 
the name of Loomis may derive from Le ALans, a city in France, is one that 
has been looked into and, of necessity, rejected. The naine of Leman, Lemon 
(sometimes Loman), as a surname in England, arose from the Anglo-Saxon 
and Chaucerian word leininan, meaning sweetheart, etc. One " Alan, the son 
of the Leman " is mentioned in the Hundred Rolls (1273). " Its primary mean- 
ing," says Lower, " seems to be a per.son much beloved, or very dear." Maun- 
deville's Travels, page 24, instances this : — 

".And he sayde he would ben hir T.iinn>an and sclic asked him if that hc^^were a knyghte 
and he seyde Nay, and than sche said that he myghte not ben hir Lemman." 

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With respect to the name of Lomaz and some of its variants, appearing in 
Spanish topography, and possibly also as to persons in southern Europe, that is 
merely a coincidence having no bearing upon the family of Lomas of England. 
Tt is not uncommon to find apparently the same surname applied to persons in 
I acially different countries, who have nothing else in common ; the name of 
Williams, for instance, a surname among several races. 

The name of Lunnis (confounded with Lummis), is a contraction of " Lon- 
donoys." The name of " Lymesy," of 1272, became " Linsey " in Norfolk : while 
the surname of " Lamse " (Lamerse) in Rotolus Curije Regis, 1189-99, for 
West Wycombe, Bucks, became Lammers. " Lumes " is an English provin- 
cialism for beams, and has no connection with the surname of Lomas. 

Turning our attention now to Derbyshire and its borders, therein is found 
a nourishing Lomas colony — the second largest in England. The reader is 
now on the road of the Lomas descent from Lancashire, through Derby, into 
the county of Essex, where resided Joseph Loomis, the emigrant to America. 
It is foiuid to be now impossible to prove a chain of descent complete in every 
link, from Lancashire across the country to Essex in 1530, for the records 
necessary to such perfection are non-existent — such as exist being disconnected 
and incomplete ; and no Lomas of the fifteenth century was apparently far-sighted 
enough to have his pedigree inscribed upon parchment for deposit in any anti- 
quarian collection of MSS. The reader may see plainly, nevertheless, from 
the evidence, the broad track of the migration into Essex. Derbyshire is the 
northerly midland county famous for its wooded hills, stone quarries, lovely 
vales and streams. The branch from Lancashire is first noted at Chapel-en-le- 
Frith in 1432, in the High Peak Hundred, and six miles north of Buxton. 
The Lomases may have been influenced to remove from Lancashire, by the 
Bradshaws who had acquired hundreds of acres in Chapel-en-le-Frith about 
a hundred years before. The Wars of the Roses, however, which had been dis- 
turbing England for several years before 1432, may have made some Lomas 
acquainted with this charming region. In the forest courts, held in the open 
air, bv itinerant justices, two Lomases are first mentioned: 

Pleas of the Forest of Peak 13 Henry IV to Henry VI (1412-1432) Duchy of Lan- 
caster Rent Roll. Belvoir Castle Records (pages 187-265) "Capella le Frith." "Rents of 


"Thomas Lumhales." 
"Ric Lumhales." 

Descendants of these men are found to-day in the very same Chapel-en- 
le-Frith, all writing their name " Lomas " ; some twenty-one households of them, 
seventeen being farmsteads. Some of these farmers till the very same acres from 
which their ancestors drew substance almost five hundred years ago, though not 
one of them, when inquired of, seemed to be aware of the fact that their ancestors 
had there dwelt quite as anciently. One of these farmers, " Mr. George Lomas," 
occupies old Bradshaw Hall, now a farm-house, though both the house and its 
accompanying three hundred acres have been owned by the Bradshaws from 
feudal times. King Edward VII is lord of the manor of Chapel-en-le-Frith in 
right of the Duchy of Lancaster, v\diich owns estates in various parts of England 
besides Lancashire. As it was only a hundred years after 1432 that our direct 
line of Lomases had found its way out of this Derbyshire-Stafford colony further 
to the southeast into Essex, the inquiry in the former region has been confined, 
mostly, to between 1400 and 1570; no further information of the family in 
Chapel-en-le-Frith, within this period, has come to hand. In the subsidy rolls, 
all of which have been searched, only the names of places were entered with 
the amounts of the tax assessed or collected in each place. Any rolls that may 
have borne the names of the subsidy-payers are not now extant. Equally unfor- 

tunate is the fact that the vital records in the parish church, for the generations 
before 1620, have gone no man knows where. Thomas and Nicholas Lumhalcs 
of this place, about 1432, worshipped in the church of St. Tliomas a T'.ccket, 
which was already more than two hundred years old in their time, it being of 
proven record in 1224. The loving care of the parishioners has kept the old 
structure in good order, otherwise, 

"But for the ivy's buckler green. 

With stems like stalwart arms sustained. 

Here else had little now remained 

But heaps of stone * * * * " 

In a Derbyshire Charter (Bradburne, No. 395) dated 6 Edward IV (1466-7) 
is recorded a power-of-attorney from Laurence Lumhale and Laurence Parker to 
Thomas I'rewster to take seisin of lands called iVIalderigge Cardellhay in Brad- 
burne and Harbington, which they held of John, prior, and the priory of Dun- 

In a court roll of the Duchy of Lancaster for Castleton, Derby, number 
427-41, dated Henry VIII (soon after 1504), View of frank pledge, " Ricus 
lumalls " is presented and fined four pence for not appearing as a juror when 
summoned. Evidence of the evcilution in Derby of the family name from Lum- 
halcs, is interesting, i. c. : 

Duchy of Lancaster, Court proceedings Vol. XCIII— H. No. 3 27th of Elizabeth, 1585: 
Nicholas Hcathcotc in an action of law against Nicholas Lomas over lands in Hartmgton 
Manor, Derbyshire. 

20th of Elizabeth, 1578 "John Lommas" of Wirksworth, Derbyshire, m an action-at- 
law. This item keeps pace with a Lancashire spelling of the same time, viz: Duchy of 
Lancaster, Court proceedings, Vol. XIV No. 7, stli of Elizabeth 1563 wherein Henry Talbot 
sues one "Ralph Lommas" as to messuage and lands in "Nother Derwent" Lancashire. 

Parish Register of Chesterfield, Derbyshire: "1616 Ralf Lomas of Glasswell and 
Mary Cresswell" (married) Parisli Register of Longstone, Derbyshire: "1641, Henry 
Lommas and Parnel Mellor, loth Feb." married. 

Court of Quarter Sessions, held at Chesterfield, 1689-1702; "George Lomas of Chapel- 
le-Frith" fined for assault. 

The courts of Chancery have been faithfully searched for Derby, but. as in 
Lancaster, the Lomases scarcely went to law at all; only three cases are entered — 
all after Joseph Loomis's line' of the family had gotten fixed in Essex, hence 
further description is not essential : — 

Chas. I Reynardson : 

L. 44-22 Henry Lomas of Castleton, Derby, yeoman 

L. 48-25 John " Eaves " 

L. 52-29 Nicholas Lomas of Thornlers, Derby, yeoman 

The probate records for Derby and Stafford contain 21 Lomas wills between 
1533 and 1651 ; all wills filed prior to 1580 have been examined. One of the 
earliest references is the record of a letter of administration granted to widow 
Margaret Lumalls of Youlgrave, Derby, where a Lomas family was stdl residmg 
in 1904 : 

Litchfield l^'gistrv: Derby. Alveton, XIll'i die I'ebruari 1533. Comissa fuit admistraco 
bonorum Margaret Lumalls vidua poch de Yolgrave Roberto Steyre hho m leg.bus defunct 
ad exhib. Invcn cit fm pasche p X. 

Two other administrations of property recorded at Litchfield in the same 
reign are chiefly valuable for the spelling of the surname : 

1%-x-x "Anud Lichfield xxmo die May. Comissa fuit admdstraco bonorum Tlioinc 
Lnma^'poeh de Drayton in Hayles (Staffordshire) .Elizabeth filie defuct P- .'j;^' --. ^^ 
et Executor noiate in teslo diet defunct Comissa fuit admdstraco bonorum Jacobi 
Lomaus poch p'dct (Drayton-in-Hales) Elizabeth sorori naturah defunct admimstratrici 
bonorum sol jurat." 

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The registers of the parish church of Alstonfield, Stafford, show tliat some 
of the family in the Derby-Stafford group had lived there for some time before 
1538, when baptisms, marriages and burials were first recorded in England, the 
earliest items therein being : — 

Burials 1541 "Sept. 19, Margaret, daughter of John Lomas buried." 
" 1542 "Feb. 18, James, son of Margaret Lomas " 

" 1545 April 9, John, son of Emot Lomas " 

" " July 10, Joane, wife of John Lomas " 

.\nd so on the entries continue. The will of one of these John Lomases of 
.Alstonfield bears no reference to any of the family in Essex : 

John Lomas of Basford (Beresford) in the parish of Alstonfield, Staffordshire. 

Will dated 21 August 1558. 

To be buried in the churchyard of Alstonfield. 

To St. Mary House of Coventry and St. Chad House of Lichfield iiiid. 

To Agnes my wife ii great pewter voyders. 

The rest of my goods to be divided into three parts. 

My wife to have one part, the second part to John Elsabeth, Joane Margreate and Eljm 
my natural children equally — the third part to my executors to pay my legacies, etc., name- 
ly to the sail! Ehalntli my daughter one-third of the said last mentioned third part and 
the other two parts of the same third part to be equally divided amongst my above named 

Witnesses — Richard Smythe curate James Pedley George Tyterton Edward Redferne 
Robert Meylond and Xpofer Meller. 

Inventory dated XXIIII September 1558; Amount £27:19:0. 

Appraisers — Laurence Benett Thoms Tyterton Henry Tyterton and Xpofer Meller. 

Executors — John Lomas my natural son and Phillip Lomas my brother. 

Proved by both Executors 21 Oct. 1558. 

At Sheen in Staffordshire, on the borders of Derby, Lomases were resident 
in 1904 and here is an abstract of the will of a Sheen Lomas of 1546. (No 
parish records of Sheen before 1545) :— 

Nicholas Lemmas of Shene in the county of Stafford. 

Will dated 6 October 1546. 

To be buried in the churchyard of Shene. 

After payment of my debts etc. the rest of my goods to remayne withe my son RafFe 
Lomas and hys chyldren. 

Also to John Bateman one shepe Thomas Mylwarde one shepe and Roberte Gylmon 
one shepe. 

Debt owing from Gorghe Holrobyn. 

Executors — my son RafFe Lomas and Thomas Mylwarde. 

Overseer — John Lomas (no relationship given). 

Witnesses — Rye Malken preste Raft'e Coke & Roberte Gylmon. 

Inventory not dated; Amount £5:16:0. 

Appraisers — Henry Slacke John Batemon and Thomas Mylwarde. 

Proved by both Executors 5 May 1550. 

Up to the year 1500 no form of the name of Lomas appears of record in 
England to the east or southeast of the counties of Derby and Stafford, save in 
one notable exception. In 1496 one Richard Lumhals was sent to be rector of 
the parish church of Surlingham St. Mary, in the County of Norfolk, directly 
to the east of Derby. Blomefield's Norfolk (V-p. 465) mentions him: 

"1496 William Gore rector of Surlingham St. Mary died the next year. Ric. Lumhalx 
succeeded him and lies buried by him with this inscription — 

"Orate pro anima Domini Ricardi Lumhawkys quondam 
Rectoris istius Ecclesie qui obiit rro die dccembr. 
Ao Dni. Mvc riii cuius anime propicietur Deus." 

This item affords an instance of another Latinized spelling of the Lomas surname and 
in a shire to which the name was new. The use of the letter "x" instead of the "s" (pro- 
nounced as if written "s") was common in other cases besides "Lomax" and "Lumhalx" ; 
for example, "Blesby" was occasionally written "Blexby." "Lomax" has always been 
more aristocratic in England than "Lomas" and these two forms are really the truest of all 


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developments from "del Lum halgh." "Loomis" is an accidental variant of that other 
modification of "Lummys." 

In six hundred years of English Lomas history the name never appears as "Loomis," 
save the exception of the family of Braintree, Co. Essex, hereinafter noted. 

This Sir Richard Lumhals was the only Lomas clergyman of record in 
England prior to 1638. The registers of the English Universities do not mention 
him; it is not discernible where he was educated, but, at least, his father must 
have come from Lancashire, or Derby, if the clergyman was not actually born 
there himself. The rector's use of the letter " x," a forerunner of the IBolton, 
Lancashire, use of the same letter, and the fact of his being educated for holy 
orders suggests that his people were of the more prosperous line of the general 
family, then resident at Bolton. This rector used the prefix "Sr," (Sir) — the 
only Lomas who has ever had that honor; his name, however, is not found in 
the official lists of the knights of England. He was a priest of what was then 
the church of Rome in England ; he died officially unmarried, seventeen years 
later. English priests of his day were not always childless ; they sometimes 
easily and openly circumvented the laws of their church with respect to what 
may now be held to constitute a marriage. Rector Lumhals bequeathed to a 
" Lumhalx," — not necessarily a son, for he appears to have had relatives living 
nearby (as hereinafter) : 

.Abstract of the will of Sir Richard Lumhals: 

In the name of God, Amen : 

I, Sr Richard Lumhalx, Vicar of Surlingham ; in good regarde and memory — at Sur- 
lingliam make my tostam' in tliis wise: — 

I comend my soule to Allmighty God, to our lady seint Mary and to all .Seints and my 
body to be buried in the Chauncell of our lady of Surlingham. 

To the reparacon of the church vj« viijd. 

Also to the churche of St. Saviour vj'^viij'l. 

.•\lso to h'ssalicll Santifort .x'' and a cowe. 

To John Dux, a kowe. 

To Wilton Hobart a styrke. 

To the hovvse of Carrow x.x^. 

To the iiij orders of friars, to eche order a comb of barley. 

Also to lumhalx (sic — no Christian name) my horse and my Russet gowne and xxs. 

To John Hakon a doned (dun colored?) sulken. 

To Edniundc Sport a calfe. 

To Anne Liston, a shillid calf (probably — weaned calf.) 

John Grenc, Wilton Russell and Isabell Santiford cxors. 

Dated the laste day of August 1510. 

Proved 18 January 1513-14 by Grene & Russell. 

At South Elmham, SufTolk, a few miles south of Surlingham, Norfolk, one 
Helias Lmnhals, Gentleman, acquired real estate some time prior to 15 14, evi- 
dently by marriage, or inheritance from other than a Lomas, but no record of 
its purchase appears in feet of fines for Suffolk, or in deeds. Rector Lumhals 
was very likely one of the sons of this Helias, Senior, as both were in the same 
diocese and the city of Norwich was their business and ecclesiastical centre. 
Helias Lumhals, Junior, sold this property in 15 14, as is shown by an enrollment 
in a close roll. The introduction to this roll is so interesting on account of its 
having been made at a moment when Henry VIIT was out of England and his 
Oueen Catherine was the actual ruler of the country, that the Lumhals deed 
of sale is here prefaced with its official introduction at the head of the roll : 

"Foras much as the iiiith day of July, the vth yere of the regne of oure Souvaigne 
Lorde King Henry the viiith my Lorde Chauncellour of Englande and other the kmg s 
counsaill appoynted by his highness for the tyme of his absence in the parties of beyonde 
tlic see 1)e ascertavned that the Kinges Highness on Thursday last past that is to seye the 
xxxth day of Jiiyn the yere aforesaide toke passage at his porte of Dovorr towardes his 
voyage into the parties of fraunce and at vii of the clok in the evenyng of the same day 
applyed and arryved at his toune of Caleys. Therefore my saide lorde chauncellour sit- 

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ting in full court of the kings cliauncellarye the iiiith day of July by thadvise as well of 
the kings saide counsaill as also by thaduyse of the Chief Justices of either benche then 
beyng ther present considering that tlie kings grace by his Irs patents under his great seale 
hath grunted and made the Queencs grace genall and Rearite of this his Royalme in his 
absence oute of this Royalme hath yeven openly in commaundement that according as in 
cases hertofore in tlie absence of the kinges noble pgenito's kinges of England being for the 
of this Royalme it hath ben uses and accustomed the Tests of Itrs patents gunte and writtes 
to be chaunged, that in likewise all inancr Ires patents guntes and writtes passing hereto- 
fore wt thees wordes Teste me ipo from the saide XXXth day of Juyn during the kinges 
said absence to here Teste as is underwriten : — 

Teste Katana Angelie Rgina acgenali Rearite ejusdem." 

The Grant by Helias Lumhals is a good specimen of a conveyance of its 
time : — ■ 

Close Rolls 5. Henry VIII 7514 No. 381 Public Record Office, London (Translation) : — 
Of the writing enrolled for Henry Chauncy : 

To all the faithful of Christ to whom the present writing shall come Helias Lumhals, 
son and heir of Helias Lumhals, late of Southelniham in the county of Suffolk, Gentleman, 
as also son and heir of Agnes Lumhals late wife of the said Helias, Greeting. Know ye 
that I the afore-named Helias have remitted released and for me and my heirs for ever 
utterly quitclaimed to Henry Chauncy of Norwich gentilman and Dorothy his wife, Henry 
Att Mere, citizen and alderman of Norwich, George Chauncy, Dennis Leventhorpe and 
John Spelman, being in tlieir full and peaceful possession and seisin, and to their heires 
and assigns, to the use of the said Henry Chauncy and Dorothy his wife, and their heirs 
and assigns for ever, all my right estate title claim demand possession and interest which 
I have ever had, have, or in any way in the future might have, or which my heirs might 
have, as well of and in all tlie lands and tenements, rents reversions and services, with all 
their appurtenances, in Southelmham aforesaid which late belonged to the aforenamed 
Helias Lumhals and Agnes his wife, or either of them, of which the aforesaid Helias Lum- 
hals and Agnes, or either of them, or any other person or persons, to the use of the said 
Helias and Agnes, or of either of them, was or were seised or enfeoffed, as in all other 
the lands and tenements, rents, reversions, and services, in Southelmham aforesaid, with all 
their appurtenances, by whatsoever right or title they may have come to me the afore- 
named Helias Lumhals, in such a way to wit that neither I the aforenamed Helias nor my 
heirs nor any other person by us, for us, or in the names of us or any of us, can or may 
henceforth for ever exact claim or vindicate any right estate title claim demand possession 
or interest of or in the aforesaid lands and tenements rents reversions and services above- 
said, with all their appurtenances, or in any parcel thereof. But by the presents we arc 
for ever wholly excluded from all action of right estate title claim demand possession and 
interest, or from seeking anything therein, and I the aforesaid Helias Lumhals and my 
heirs will by the presents warrant and for ever defend all the lands and tenements, rents 
reversions and services aforesaid to the aforesaid Henry Chauncy and Dorothy his wife, 
Henry Att Mere, George Chauncy, Dennis Leventhorpe and John Spelman, their heirs and 
assigns to the use of the aforenamed Henry Chauncy and Dorothy his wife against all men. 
In witness whereof to this present writing I have affixed my seal. Given on the first day 
of February in the fourth year of the reign of king Henry the eighth" [1513.] 

Three most important issues arise from this deed : ( i ) The grantor had 
a seal — presumably heraldic; (2) What became of "Helias" Lumhals, Jr.? 
(3) The Christian name of Helias. The latter may be considered first. This 
name proves the Lancaster or Derby origin of Helias, Senr., the father. Helias 
is a contraction, phonetically spelled, of the Latin " Elizeus," more modernly 
appearing both as Elias and Elys and sometimes Ellis. The will (as hereinafter) 
of Helias Lumhals, Jnr., maker of the aforesaid deed, is entered in the Court 
Calendar as " Elizeus " ; on the index margin of the register on which it is 
recorded the name is written " Heliseus," while the testator himself, in his 
will, contracts the name to "Elys," as also was done in Lancashire by "Elys 
Lummas," who, as has been seen on page 70, was sued for diverting a brook 
from its natural course. " Eliseus " is a scriptural form of the name. Now, 
it is indeed significant that Elias was a Christian name peculiar to Lancashire 
and its borders. It was particularly so in early times. This came about because 
of a Lancastrian hero who achieved fame as a crusader. His name was Elias, 
or Elizeus, as referred to in Hopkinson's MS. Pedigrees of the North Riding of 

79 IGoomtH jFamtlg in jEuglanli 

Yorkshire. Tliis Elias. it is written, " was of such strength and valour that 
lie was reputed a giant and in the old scripts is often called ' Elias Gigas.' He 
fought many duels, combats, etc., for the love of our Saviour Jesus Christ." 
Well he might, for his name meant " Jehovah is my God." After his return from 
the Holy Land, in the eleventh century, his name became' popular, and many 
male infants were christened with it, as Elias, Elyas, Helias or Elys. In Salfon'l 
Hundred, Lancashire, where the Lomases originated and developed, this name 
of Elias was especially in vogue ; numerous instances of it have been noted, 
some of the earliest of which are : — 

"Helias de Pendlebury" living 1087-1100. 

"Elyas de Batheton" living 1230-1246 (Duchy of Lancaster Charter.) 

"Elias de Thornbrantheved" of Bolton, Lanes, living 1201-1216 (witness to a charter.) 

"Elyas de Plesinton," 1246-47 (Lanes, Assize Rolls.) 

"Elias de Tonge" 1300 (Tonge in Bolton, Lanes.) 

"Elys Lummas" 1543 (Duchy of Lancaster Plea Roll.) 

The records applying to South Elmham, Suffolk, have been searched, in 
vain, for something more about Helias Lumhals, Senior, and his wife Agnes ; 
the subsidies do not even mention him. He died before parish registers were 
inaugurated and the rolls of the manorial court therefor are not in the Record 
Office. There is no gravestone within or without the five old churches of thai 
town to the memory of either Helias or Agnes. Their days there were short ; 
the place may have been her home-town. Their children did not continue to 
live in the Elmhams. If Helias, Sr., or even Agnes, had only made a will 
before they died naming their children, we should seize upon it and feel certain, 
if a younger son was named therein, that that son, after his father's death and 
the Elmhams property was sold by the eldest son and heir Helias, Jr., had 
crossed over the frontier of Suffolk county into the adjoining Essex, settling 
at Thaxted, fifty miles away and close to the Suffolk line. 

It is a remarh'able fact that at tliis time, i^^6 to 1523, the name of Lomas, 
in any form zvhatcver, zvas absolutely nnknoum in any of these eastern shires of 
England, save in this family of Helias and Agnes Lumhals; equally significant. 
moreover, is the incontrovertible fact that the first appearance elsewhere, after 
1523, of the Lomas family is in the parish of the said Thaxted, where it is 
safe to say, there lived and died, (in 1551) the great grandfather of the emi- 
grant, (Jaseph Loomis) — and born possibly before the year 1500 — exactly_ in 
season to have been a younger son of Helias Lumhals, Gentleman, and his wife, 
Agnes of South Elmham, Suffolk, the first county to the north of Essex, and 
the county to which several of the immediate relatives of the said great-grandfather 
removed from Thaxted. It is useless to exclaim — " This must be the line of 
descent into Thaxted I " It is all likely, plausible, probable, reasonable,— alto- 
gether a fair and flawless " deduction " with no other line of the Lomas family 
extant at the time in that whole east of England. A glance at the map is con- 
firmatory. l!ut proof of it cannot be had, search as one may, and everythmg 
available has been searched. The records are broken, incomplete, and in some 
classes there are no records at all preserved for South Elmham: neither can 
that claim, belief, or conception of the line of descent be successfully doubted. 
We state the evidence; the Lomas descendants may judge; whatever is thought 
for, or against, this understanding of the de.scent— the palpable fact will ever 
remam— they zvcre there — at the right time in South Elmham; their surname 
disappeared "for many vears from Suffolk and Norfolk with the death, in middle 
age, of Helias Lumhales, Jr., in 1523, who had removed to Norwich, and it 
reappears soon after in Thaxted. No sons are named in the will of Helias, Jr., 
though it is not safe to say that he had none. 

Soomtg Cjlgn^alogg go 

Episcopal Consistorial Court of Norwich, Register Herman, folio 3;}: 
"Helisei lumhalys" (in margin testamcntum.) 

Elys lumhalys, being off hoU niynd and good memorye consideryng that deth is certen 
& ye owir of deth uncerten, make & ordcyn my testament & last well etc. etc. "I bequeth 
my soull to almyghty god ; and my body to be berid in yt chirchyard under whose precyncte 
it shall plesc god that I' shall dey in." 

Item to the churche of St. Cruche in Norwich xijd. 

To the high avvlter of St. George of Muspole in Norwich xijd. 

Item to my ij dovvtcrs Dorothie & Marjerye, to iche of ihcm xx^. 

Item I bequethe xs to be equally devided betwixt my sustur children, yt is to say, to 
Henry Chauncy & Frauncs Chauncy & Elizabeth Chauncy & George Chauncy. 

I will have said for my soull & my frends sowlls xxx masses called St. Gregory 
Trentall as shortly after my deth as it may be conveniently. 

Item to the Trinite Churche in Norwich xx^. 

The rcsidew of my goods I giffe them to Ann my wiffe to pay my detts & to fulfill y^ 
my testament etc. I ordeyn & make her myn executrix. 

Dated 5 September 1523. 

Proved 22 October, 1523, at Norwich by the execx. 

South Elmham in Suffolk is a district embracing nine parishes and forms 
a subdivision of the Hundred of Wangford, anciently called the liberty, manor 
or township of South Elmham. It is a deanery within itself. Several churches 
were founded here in Saxon times, the dedication of which to patron saints led 
to its subsequent division into parishes ; of which St. Margaret's became the 
ville or principal residential part of the township. These parishes are. All Saints, 
St. George, St. Mary, St. James, St. Margaret, St. Michael, St. Nicholas and 
St. Peter. Though anciently of large renown South Elmham, aside from its 
many ecclesiastical antiquities, is now only what, to .A.merican eyes, would 
appear to be a sweet, beautiful countryside. Suckling's History of Suffolk 
contains forty-eight pages of description of South Elmham. As we are unable 
to determine at which one of the eight churches in this township. Helias Luni- 
hals. Gentleman, worshipped, or lies buried, further reference to them is reserved. 
It is said in Fuller's " County Proverbs," that St. Mary's parish (also called 
Homersfield) anciently contained so many ale-houses as to have occasioned this 
distich : 

"Denton in the dale, and Arbro' in the dirt,— 

And if you go to Homersfield, your purse will get the squirt." 

Before engaging the reader's attention altogether with his (or her) Lomas 
ancestors in Thaxted, Essex, it may be well to present the fact that about a 
generation after the family became settled in Thaxted, a branch of Lomascs, 
issuing either out of Thaxted, or directly from the distant shires of Lancaster, 
Derby or Stafford, took lodgment in the town of Tenterden in the county of 
Kent. This town is nearly as far to the south of London as Tha.xted is to the 
north thereof (about forty miles). There is no especial occasion to mention this 
fact except that one of the very first of this family in Tenterden was that famous 
young man, " John Lonias," the martyr, who was burned at the stake in Can- 
terbury for his religious convictions, in the month of January, 1556; and also 
that it is more logical that he had gone to Tenterden with some relative — his 
father John, or uncle John, (as the Tenterden records imply), from the com- 
paratively near and only eastern Lonias colony of Thaxted and Pleshcy in 
Essex, rather than from the far distant Lancashire or its borders. It is admis- 
sible that, at the least, this great hero was a remote relative of Joseph Looniis's 
Essex forbears ; but in the absence of proof it must not be accepted that he 
actually was of Thaxted or Pleshey. Thorough inquiry has been made in 
Kent; the name of Lomas first appears therein at Tenterden in 1552, and the 
extant records thereof, before this date, are ainple enough to justify the state- 
ment that this family was then newly domiciled in that region. Further than 

8i lOoomtH ii^amtly in lE^glau^ 

this we can only quote from the first records there and add the fact that a John 
Lomas of Pleshey (close to Thaxted) disappears from the Pleshey records soon 
after 1543: 

COUNTY OF KENT. Parish of Tenterden: Records of baptisms, marriages and 

Baptism — 

"1552. July. Margaret Daughtr of John Lomas, Baptd 24th day." 
Baptism — 

"1552, January. James ye sonne of John Lomas baptized ye 22(3 day." 
Burial — 

"1561. Marche. James ye sonne of John Lomas was burid ye 31st of Marche," 
Baptism — 

"1555- Octob. Elizabeth daughtr of John Lomas bapt. 3rd day of Oct." 
Burial — 

"'555- Octob. Elizab. daughf of John Lomas burrid 26 Octob." 
Baptism — 

"1560. Maie. Ite"> ye 12th of Maye was baptised Rachel ye doughf of John Lomas." 
'■1560. Maye. The i6th of May was Rachell ye daughf of John Lomas buried." 
Baptism — 

"1562. John Lomas ye sonne of John Lomas was baptized ye 26th day of Aprill." 
Burial — 

'■1567. Marche. The 5th day was burd John Lomas." 
Baptism — 

"1565. Maye. The 27th was baptized James Lomas sonne of John Lomas." 
Burial — 
"1566. Auguste. The 8 day was buried Elizabeth Lomas wife of Lomas." 

A little later some of this Tenterden family appear at x\ddington (near 
London) just over the Kent border in Surrey, from where the next generation 
removed into the city of London, as per the many proofs in the London church 
records and marriage records, and with which our branch of the family is not 

The aforesaid John Lomas of Pleshey is first found in a lay subsidy roll, 
number ioS-246, dated 34 Henry VIH, 1543, the same being the record of the 
assessment of a tax upon the inhabitants of the Hundred of Dunmow, within 
which the towns of Pleshey and Thaxted are located. This record reads : — 


"Johnes Lamence in bourd li xs vid." 

■' Bourd," meaning messuage, or cottage, it is seen that he was not taxed 
for goods as a merchant would have been, nor upon land as a freehold or copy- 
hold farmer. This John Lomas, therefore, appears to have been a man of 
some craft, such as a v/eaver, or maker of something utilitarian. With this he 
disappears from view; nothing before or after 1543 turns up as to the family 
in Pleshey. Not so, however, with the name in nearby Thaxted. Therein the 
Lomases rapidly flourished after implantation, many times figuring in the records. 
In the subsidy of 1525 (No. 108-202) no Lomas of Thaxted was taxed on 
goods, land or house, but the church records (as hereinafter) give strong testi- 
mony to the certainty that the family had entered Thaxted by, or about, this 
date, while the manor rolls of the Duchy of Lancaster (of which Thaxted was 
part and parcel, as a personal possession of the Sovereign) now in the Record 
Office. London, do not mention any Lomas among the inhabitants up to 1515. 
These manor rolls, after 15 15, are missing from the archives of the Duchy 
deposited in the Record Office. Thus this fact is the only thnig that prevents 
the reader from knowing the exact date of the first entry of a Lomas mto a 
house, or other property, in Thaxted as a !iew resident in that town. 

We have noticed hereinbefore, that, with every advent of the Lomas farnily 
out of Lancashire, or out of Derby, or out of Suffolk and Norfolk into 
some other shire where the family name was unknown before such advent, 

HoomtB (J^gn^alDgg 82 

the surname has become subject to being written, by the record-keepers 
of such new parts, in some slightly different spelling than in the region 
the Lomas traveller had before abided in. Thaxted is no exception, though 
the dialect and mode of speech of the native Essex folk did not differ so 
much from that of Norfolk, as from Derby and Lancaster. The majorit\- of the 
whole population of England couUl not write its own language in the sixteenth 
century ; almost as many could not read it thoroughly. Reading and writing 
was then a vocation, a pursuit, followed by a sufficient number of men in each 
locality to meet the demands for their services. The term " clerk " then signified 
these writers ; their skill with a mere quill exceeded that of to-day, and much 
of their work was done in Latin and upon parchment. Some of the Lomases 
cannot be excluded from this common inability to write or to read. Lender such 
conditions the variegated spellings of their name in the Thaxted records need 
excite no other thoughts than of curiosity, save in the matter of the instance of 
"Lammas," (fully elucidated shortly). It has been aptly said tliat in the olden 
times some people wrote their names in one way in the morning and in another 
in the afternoon. A subsidy roll of the Hundred of Dunmow, No. 108-246. 
dated 1543, reveals: — 

"Thaxted" "John Lommance in Bord & Cattail XL" iiij''" 

In another assessment in the next year, 15^4, roll No. 109-269, appears: 

"Thaxted" "John Lommance, Goods X L" ij''" 

Owing to the term " Goods " doubt arises as to whether he was a farmer 
or a merchant dealing in live stock ; probably he was both, and surely a man in 
comparatively fair circumstances. No other Lomas of Thaxted was so ta.xable 
in this year. There were, however, in 1540, as per the church records, at least 
three separate Lomas households, or rather, three male adults each having a 
family, viz : the above John, a William " Lommance," and a Thomas " Lum- 
myus." The deaths of William and Thomas are on record in Thaxted ; but the 
absence of John's death-record there, and the fact that the w^oman who must 
have been his wife and whose maiden name was either Pasfield, or Jackson, made 
her will and died as a widow, in Rettendon, Essex, some twenty-five miles away, 
whereto she had removed, leads to the conclusion that John had gone there 
also before 1571. He left no will that is now of record in the courts, and the 
burial records of Rettendon are lost prior to 1600. It will be seen, however, 
that Alice died quite " full of years " and directed that she be buried in Retten- 
don and also named her eldest son as John [died in Thaxted, 1588] and his 
wife as Dorothy, whose marriage to John is recorded at Thaxted in 1568. The 
will of Alice was written for her by some competent person of Rettendon as 
follows : — 

Archdeaconry Court of Essex (44 Brewer) Somerset House, London. 

IN THE NAME of god AMEN the xviijth Daie of Octoher 15S0 I Alice Lamisc of 
Rettendon in the countie of Esse.x widowc beinge sickc in bodie and whole of mynde doe 
make this my lastc will and tcstamcntc in manner and forme following First I bequeathe 
my soule to almightie god my maker and redenicr and my bodie to be buried in the churche 
yearde of Rettendon aforesaide. Item I geve all my sonnes and daughters children and 
unto either of them ijs Item I geve unto Samucll Seymer, John Lamise, Nathaniell La- 
mise, Robte Woode the younger and John haics unto everie one of them a shepe, Item 
I geve unto Sara Thornton ijs Item I do geve unto William Perce children to everie of 
them ijs Item I do geve unto iij goddaughters that is to saie Ellen Miller, Judithe 
Lamise and Sara Woode unto everye of them vs Item I geve unto John Fraunce a 
sherte clothe of flaxen clothe. Item I geve unto John my sonne a sherte clotlie of flaxen 
clothe Item I geve unto Judithe Lamise a sniocke of flaxen clothe Item I geve unto 
Agnes Egeott my daughter my beste chaire & my square table Item I do pcve unto my 
sister christianx my worstead kirtle my beste petticoate and my beste hatt. Item I geve 
unto Anthonye foote his wief a reade petticoate. Item I geve unto John Lamise my ser- 

vice booke. Item I do geve unto John my sonne and unto my three daughters unto every- 
one of them one paire of sheets of the beste. Item I do geve unto the wydowe Goodwyn 
one towen sheete and unto John Pasfeilde one other towne sheete. Item I geve unto 
Fraunce Thornton one sheete with a seame. Item I do geve unto my three daughters my 
weareinpe lynnen Item I do geve unto Sara Edgiott my black apron Item I do geve 
unto Rebecca Egiott one table napkin Item I do geve unto Dorothie my sonnes wief my 
diap cubbarde clothe Item I do geve unto Dorothie my sonnes daughter one hollande 
apren and one frame to make tape. And unto Agnes one little brasen niortcr wth the 
peste and unto Judithe one diap napkin Item I do geve unto the widdowe Goodw/yn my 
frise cassocke and one petticoate wth a lynnen upperbodie Item I do geve unto John 
haies and I'jiunc haics unto Either of them x'. All the legassies that is given unto in- 
fantes to be paide unto them withe in one yeare nexte after my decease Item all the resi- 
dew of my goods my Debtes paide and this my laste will pformed I do geve unto my thre 
daughters to be equallie devided betwene them. And I do make John my sonne and Wil- 
liam Egiott my sonne in lawe my executors to se this my laste will pformed and they to 
have either of them ijs for theire paincs in thafbehalf. And I do make my sonne in lawe 
Robte woode my overseer and he to have for his paines ijs Item I do geve unto the 
poore of Rettendon xs to be bestowed at the discreation of my executors, witness to this 
my will Thomas hopkins and Elizabeth Willingale wth others. 

Item I geve unto Margaret Perce my oulde kirtle and v^ in monye. Item I geve unto 
mother Pasfeild my blacke coate and my hatte. Item I geve unto Dorothie my sonnes 
wief the turned forme. Item I geve unto Emme haies one paire of sheete or ells all the 
yarne and flaxe. Item I geve unto Emme haies tow ticke pillowes lined withe blewe. 
item I geve unto Martha Sudburye a flaxen kirchief and a workendaie apron. Item I 
geve unto Thomas Pasfeilde his wief one towen sheete. Item I geve unto my sonne my 
wastecoate of Flannell. Item I will that Eme hayes shall have a couerlett and John haies 
to have of Eme haies xs And the apples to be geven to poore folke, witnesses to this 
latter pte mother Pasfeild and mother Jackson wth others. 

12 May 1581, John Lamise and William Edgitt, the exors, named in the will, re- 
nounced the execution thereof. (Possibly because the testatrix failed to concentrate her 

" Unto my sister christianx " — these words in this will we take to refer 
to her widowed own sister, Christiance or Christine [" Kyrsten "] the wife named 
in the 1567 will of John Lomesse of Thaxted, the grandfather of the emigrant 
to America. Josepli Loomis. This evidence makes her husband John, cousm of 
the other (our) John, who died in 1567; and this is in perfect accord with the 
church records which, as hereinafter, show Alice's eldest son John as distmct from 
the older John, the aforesaid grandfather, whose will of 1567 we append in full ; 
and consequently Christine, the grandmother of Joseph Loomis, like her sister, 
Alice, was born' a Pasfield (a creditable name in Essex) or a Jackson, as per 
the will of Alice. Moreover, this portrays Thomas Lummyus, dying 1551, and 
William L(nnmance, dying 1540, (apparently in middle age) in the positions of 
one as the father to John Lommance of the aforesaid subsidy roll of 1543, with 
the other the father to John Lommys, the grandfather of Joseph Loomis. The 
evidence towards determining whether Thomas Lummyus or William Lom- 
mance was the father of our John is this:— (i) William Lummys, the younger, 
in his will, 1573, savs: "^ly brother John's three daughters." These daughters 
are named in the will of Alice, isSc^whereas our John Lummys had no daugh- 
ters of record. (2) The separate households of 1551 are distinguished at that 
date (we may assume that much from the records) by the two different spellings 
of the surname. There is nothing illogical in the idea that these separate 
households mav have so desired this distinction one from the other, especially 
for the benefit' and better identification of the two Johns. Therefore, on the 
face of the records, it mav be believed that " John Lommance first noted in 
1S4S, and known brother 'of the younger William was the son of the elder 
William Lommance of 1540 and, by the same token. "John Lummys first noted 
in 1567 with son lohn " Lvmace " in 1562, was the son of Thomas Lummyus, 
who died 1551. We shall leave it that way. 

The will of this John Lummys, grandfather of Joseph, the emigrant: 

|[l0flmta ^rnralogg 84 

Commissary Court of London ( I-;sscx & Herts), Somerset House, London: 

In the name of god ame. The xix daye off februare in the yeare off owr lord god 
M.CCCCC threscore & syx I John lomesse off thaxstcd in ye Cowntey off Essex Carpenter 
beyng off pfccte & hole off mynde thanke be gevyn to aUmyghty god, do make thys my last 
wyll & testament in maner & forme foloying that ys to saye, Fyrst I bcqueve my sowle into 
the hands off aHmyghty god my maker & rcdemcr & my body to be buryed in the churche 
yare off thaxted aforesayed. Item I geve unto the poremes box there iiij Itm I geve & 
bcqueth unto kyrstyne my wyfe my bowse wth a garden plotte ther unto belonging duryng 
her naturall lyfe and affter her decese. I will the saved bowse wthye garden to be solde & 
cqualli to be devyded amongc all my chyldrc & yff any off the dye I wyll that pey wch 
shall remayn to haue yt a monge them, Itm I geve unto my wyfe all my dett & movablys 
whatsoever they be out off the w''*' I wyll she shall paye to every on off my chyidren xiij^ 
iiijd in fyve years begynnyg at the eldcste fryst & so forthe unto ye last. Itm I geve uifto 
Krysten my wife all my other goods not bequeathed to paye my detts wt & to brynge iny 
body in to ye erthe whom also I ordayne & make myn Executry' w"i Robert almon ye 
elder, and I wyll that he shall haue for hys paynes vjs viij'' 

thes beyng wytnesses 

John button, Wyllam Clarke 

& Roberte pker the wryter hereoff. 

Proved at Stortford xij May 1567. 

From the baptisms (subjoined) it is seen that this testator was father of 
the John " Lymace " baptized in 1562, five years before this will, who, we shall 
prove, removed to the neighboring town of Braintree, becoming the father of 
Joseph Lummys, or Loomis, and other children. 

The early register of the parish church in Thaxted, variously called St. 
Mary the Virgin, St. John the Baptist, and St. Lawrence of Thaxted, is a book 
with parchment leaves, well preserved. The records of marriages and burials, 
which the book contains are as old as exist in any church in England, viz : — from 
1538. There is but one imperfection to break the continuity and completeness 
of these records from that date to the present time. Within modern years some 
one has cut out of the baptismal register the pages bearing the entries between 
1538 and 1558. This loss is serious to the Lomas inquiry, leaving us, as afore- 
said, unable to see quite as clearly as is desired the exact relationships, one to 
the other, of the earliest known members of Thaxted. All the baptisms, mar- 
riages and burials from 1538 to 1600, under the general name of Lomas, however 
written by the several clerks of this parish, are here beneath reproduced verbatiin. 
The first Lomas item given is that of the baptisin of our John " Lymace " whose 
father's will we have just read. As this document proves that there were other 
children, they must have been older than John, for their baptisms, not now 
appearing after the baptism of John, 1562. would have been entered upon the 
pages that were cut out of this register. One of these children, it is imagined, 
was the Edward " Lomys " who also appeared in Braintree and Bocking, marry- 
ing Alicia Perie in Bocking Church, 2 August, 1593, and had four children there, 
three of whom died very young, the son William surviving. This name of 
William again recalls the William of Thaxted, the apparent grand-uncle of John 
of Braintree. Edward and John are the first persons of their family name of 
record in Braintree-Bocking. 

Thaxted church records, 1538 to 1625: 

Baptisms : 

1^62 Januaryc. Jolics Lttmacc hafil xxix" die 

1570 Julye Willns Lammarche fil Johis ix die 

1571 -Auguste Sara Lamniarclie xxxo die. 

1573 December Walterus Lammarche ultimo die 

1579 Januarye Elizabctha Lamas xxiiiio die 

1580 November Johcs Lammarshe viiio die (son of John and Dorothy) 

1585 August Thotnas Lammas fil Johes xxxo die (son of John and Dorothy.) 

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Thaxted Church. 

The finest and largest parish church in Essex, and one of the most 
beautiful parish churches in all England. It is 400 years old. 

St. Michael's Church, Braintree. 

Here Joseph Loomis zvas baptized and here v;cre pronounced the banns 
before his marriage day. 

Marriages : 

1549 ffebruary Richus Lvniimys & Amies Gylbarte 7 

1550 August Richus Hayloge & Johanna Lymace,' 4 

'559 April Willnis Liimniys et Margaret Brigham xxv" Aprilis 
1568 November Johannes Lammas et Dorothy Moulton xxio die 
1582 Januarie Nicolaus Woodde et Johanna Lummys xxio 
1590 September Rowland Rice \ . ■ ,, 
Dorothea Lamas ) ^^" 
1605 September John Silvester & Margaret Lammas xxixo 



1540 July William Lommance, 20 

1541 May Elizabetha Lummis, 21 
1549 July Margareta Lummeas, 31 
1551 October Thomas Lummyus, 28 

15(7 Aiiril Jdhnos Limini.\s xii die [Father of John liap. 1562.] 

1570 Julie Wilhelm Lammas fil Johis xx die (bap. 11 days before; son of John and 

1574 March Gualters Lummas xxiiii 
1579 Novcmlicr Xicolai Woodd. 'arvcr. ultimo 
1588 April! Johancs Lamas, Eutia ciistos. *iiii die (married Dorothy Moulton 1568; either 

she or her daughter married, 1590, in Thaxted, Rowland Rice.) 
!597 March .Agneta Lumys, Vidua [widowj xxv 

Those cliurch records, when (Hssectcd and supplemented by other evidence 
which they have led up to, reveal tlie outline of the particular family in which 
we are interested to be substantially as set forth in the chart on p. 86, which sec. 

Conteniplatinnf the Tha.xted evidence as a whole, it is seen that the burials 
do not indicate the presence there, before 1538, of but three adult Lomases 
besides the William dying 1540, — viz: — the two females, dying in 1541 and in 
T549, and Thornas Lummyus who died in 1551. Therefore it may be accepted 
that there was not more than one generation, if even that, in Thaxted prior to 
these names of 1 540-1 551. A search of the manor Court Rolls of the Honor of 
Clare, for the sessions held at Thaxted was begun at the year 1420 and continued, 
voluminously, to 1515. No Lomas was mentioned; no mention was expected. 
The missing Court-Rolls after 151 5 have been referred to. The Lay Subsidies 
and Fines (agreements in the sale of real estate) have been exhausted. The 
Proceedings in Chancery, Inquisitions, etc., reveal nothing about the family in 
Thaxted, or Braintree or Lavenham, in the county of Suffolk. By this it is 
plain that these Lomases, or Lummyses, kept out of the courts of civil law. The 
Ancient Deeds yielded nothing after a complete search. 

Let us dispose of James Lunmiys, and his brothers. He did not die in 
Thaxted, — is known only by the mention in his brother William's will, 1573 — 
" my brother James chvldren." What were the children's names, where they 
lived (evidently not in Thaxted), what was their father's occupation and where 
he died, are points not disclosed in the probate records of Essex, Hertfordshire 
or Suffolk. Casting about over a wider area for a clue, it has been found that 
a James ''Lummas" died in Burton Latimer, Northamptonshire, [about forty- 
five miles from Thaxted] between the years 1578 and 1589, and that he was the 
first person of that name there, and the only one in the court records of the 
county. Two of the Thaxted brothers of the aforesaid James settled in Laven- 
ham, Suffolk — a place noted for its church and numerous dwellings of the six- 
teenth and seventeenth centuries. As a carpenter and builder William Lummys 
came to Lavenham from Thaxted, some twenty-two miles. Upon sight of the 
oldest of Lavenhain's quaint houses the visitor quickly realizes the probability 
that William, the cousin of John Lummys, or " Lomesse," of Braintree, built 
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"Burvalles A. D. 1562: 

Ye xxi^i July Joane Dautr. of Richard Lummas." 

"Marriage A. D. 1581 : 

Ye xiit' Day Thomas Lummas & Anne Stephen. 

"Chrysteninge A. D. 1581 (-2) 
The same day Marche iiii 
Brigide dautr. of Thomas Lummas 
Ye same day Anne dautr of Thomas Lummas.." 

"Burialle A. D. 1581 (-2) 

March ye xi day Brigide dautr of Thomas Lummas 
Ye xiiii" Anne dautr of Thomas Lummas." 

"Chrystenings A. D. 1583 

May. Ye same day 23d wm sonne of Thomas Lummas. 

The will of William Lunimys, the carpenter, requires presentation as it helps 
to illustrate the " quality " of the family : 

Probate Registry. Bury St. Edmunds. Suffolk. 
Archdeaconry Court of Sudbury. 

fntTn^c^oUodamcn the xix day of Sept 1573- I Wyllm Lummas of Lavenham, 
SufT carpenter, being whole of mvnde and of good and pfect remebrans make an ordame 
this my last will and testament in manner and fforme as here after tclowetli^ 

I bequeath my sowle unto allmightie god my maker and redemer and my bodye to the 

''"'''/■bequeath unto the poore people of Lavenham, thre pound of lawful mony of Eng- 
lond to be given to them at suche time and times as shall seme best to the dyscretion of my 

father in lawe Robt. Llower & Robt. Lynche. ,. t 1 . l u^ t „ v>^ut 

I bequJh all my lande & landes as well fre as copy wch I ate bought of one Robt 
Yonee to he o of the poore people of lavenhm aforsa.d for ever pv.ded allwn es 
Thafthe townshyppe aforesayd'do pafe <^r cause to be pay<l^ ye-^ ^e^vghTTens '"^ Uvo 
during the tearmc of hur naturall life twcntye syxe shyllmgs and eyght pens at 

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"'^""y' si^'tee ^o fhyld^ro^hat'heTchyldren dye, all the howses to be solde, and the 

'■''""to m';"brother James chyldren thre pound each wtin one yeare aftur my depture out 

°^ 'to TI,omL''/umas my brothe Richard sonne xs at the day of his mariage. 
To every godchdd I have xiid. 
To Rose Lynch a pewter platter. j,, ^ | fulfylled 

acco^yt^l^r"."^ ^«"^ - Kr^r^^ wLm I make my sole 

"''"" ordaine Robt Lynch to be mv Supvysor to whom I geve for his paines xs. 
Witne"rh!rofS hav sett my hand the day and yeare above wrytte. 
Wvtnesses Alen scpstyn, Robert Llower and Robt. Lyncn. . 

Pr'obatum before- Joha'nne Branne Commissar. xx.x d.e mens.s octobr, iS73. 

The wills of John Lummys's cousin, Richard and wife, ^^^^^^^'^^ ;f j';^^;^^^ 

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the funerals. 

Archdeaconry Court of Sudbury, Suffolk. 

Register Goddard— 82. , • ,. ^e of our Lord god 1588 

Unnmta ^^tt^alogg 88 

wich deceased beinge sickc in body yet of pfect mynde and good remembrance tbanks be 
nnto god therefore made ordeyned and declared his testmcnt nuncupative that is to saye 
by wordc of mouth conteyninge therein his laste will in manf & forme followinge viz. ffirste 
he did comend his sowlc unto almighty God & his bodye to Christian buriall. Item : he 
did geve and bequeath to Anne Lumes his wife all his goods whatsocv'' she to take his 
debtes and paye his debtes and to bring his bodye honestly to the earth. And he did 
name ordeyne and appoynt the sayde Anne Lumes his wife his sole and onely executrix 
of the same his w'ill & testament. In the pence and hearingc of Mr. Henry Copinger pson 
of Lavcn h^m, Richard Andrcwc, Margery Barbor als Chapman widow, Margery Grome 
wife of Robert Grome, John Byxbye* and Anne Stannardex. 

Probatim cora Johe Deyc comissario et oflficiali archinat Sudbarie Decimo quarto die 
mensis Januarii Anno Dni 1588. 

Invent ad sume 12'' 5^. 

(* son-in-law.) 

(x servant.) 

Tlie widow Anne died within three months later, and her will supplies the 
details lacking in her husband's testament : 

Archdeaconry Court of Sudbury, Suffolk. 

Re.gistcr Goddard — ni/S. 

In the name of god Atncn the xiith of Marche 1588. I Anne Lummas of Lavenham 
in the Countie of Suff. wyddowe whole of mynde and of good & pfect rcmcmbranc make 
and ordayne this to be my laste will and testamente in manner followinge ffirste. I be- 
queathe my soule to almightie god my maker and Redeemer, my bodye to the earthe ec. 
Item. I gyve unto Thomas Lummas my ponne fyve combes of wheate and xiiis iiiid of 
Law full money of Englaunde wch the sayde Thomas owethc unto mc. Item I geve unto 
Anne Stonnarde my Servaunte a Trundle bedd the fflocke bedd and twoo pillowes Lyeinge 
tliereon, twooe Blanketts and the coveryng, being thereon, a payre of my best sheets and 
one other payre of my canvas sheets, one turned chayre, a fyer panne, a payre of Tonges, 
a gredyron, a Tramell, a payre of potthooks, and my best gowne, my mydle brasse ketle 
and my beste brasse ketle, twoo of my best pewter plattrs and twoo of my nexte. one liuf- 
fett stoole and one other stoole and my little table. Item. I gyve unto Susanne Bixbye 
my Daughter's childe a little framed chaye"" and a payre of my beste sheets. I gyve unto 
Anne Bi.xbye one other of my saide daughters children my beste cupbourd and a payre of 
my beste sheets. Item I gyve unto John Bixbie my daughter's sonne my beste cheste. 
Item I give unto Robarte Lynche iii pewter porringers. The Residcwe of all my gooos 
come, money Debts, household stuffe and whatsoever ells I have before not bequeathed, 
my debts being payde and this my laste will and testamente pformed & fulfilled, I geve unto 
John Bixbye my sonne in lawe whom I make & ordeine to be my sole Executor of this 
my last will and testamente. 

In wytnesse whereof I have hearunto sett my haunds the Daye and Yeare above 

■ Wytnes here unto Robarte Lynche and John Wright, his marke. 

Probated 4 April 1589. 

William Lommance, dying in Thaxted, 1540, left no will or inventory that 
is now of record, the same likewise of Thomas who died 155 1. 

As an apparent freeholder of both house and land, John Lummys, or 
Lomesse, the grandfather of the emigrant stood very well in his native town of 
Thaxted; but he died young, seemingly under forty. As has been seen (see top 
of page 84) his will did not name any of his children, possibly because they were 
so young. 

John " Lomesse " must have been a man of few words, unless much indis- 
posed when he sent for Robert Parker to write his will. Houses with or without 
"garden plotts," in his time, were known by names instead of numbers. Of but 
few citizens could it be said that they owned house or land. The great majority 
of houses and the most of the land was manorial and Crown property in Thaxted, 
as elsewhere, and obtainable only upon lease or rental. John Lummys was thus 
singularly independent. His property must have been sold as his will directs, if 
not before, for the family had all disappeared from Thaxted records by about 
1600. If we knew how many children were in the family, how many grew up 
and married, and where they went from Thaxted. then we might answer some 

queries now not answered. But the veil is drawn, and we probably shall never 

Thaxted, long since shorn of its commercial prestige, is more interesting 
than Braintree and the average town. Seven miles from the railwavs, it slum- 
bers on with scarcely a modern building on its slopes. Upon approaching from 
the south, the traveller's first view discloses what seems to be a small cathedral 
city centering in a niche, upon a hill, round about a church, — its roofs tiled 
and mossy, jumbled and impressive in the sunshine. This view from the south- 
ward iieight promises much of modern import; but the promise is broken when 
the empty market-place meets the eye. The main streets seem quiet, lonesome 
and mediaeval, particularly by moonlight. Quaint, irregular houses of two and 
three stories, some with the front of each floor protruding out over the story 
beneath, lean forward, or upon each other sideways, as if forlorn over departed 

Nevertheless, there is one object here, which no other Essex town or city 
can match — the parish church. It is the " bright particular gem " of the Dun- 
mow-Hundrcd hills. With timbered roofs scarcely equalled in any country parish 
in the land, the whole structure is just as pre-eminent in beauty. It is " frozen 
music," — the love and worship crystallized, of those who made it and worshipped 
in it. 'Twas none the less the pride and joy of the Lomases than it has ever 
been to all. both before their time and up to now. Literally, the possession of 
God this church was to them, and holy in itself. So fine a church frowns upon 
a Separatist as an ingrate. This edifice, having been more perfect before 1600 
than now, the Loomis visitor will hardly be willing to feel that any of his ancestors 
ever entered herein with an unwilling heart. There is little likelihood that the 
first Thomas, or Jr^hn Lummys the elder, ever raised their voices in discordant 
protest within or without these chiselled walls. John Lummys's handiwork in 
wood should be in this church somewhere, even now. The last of the stone- 
work had been finislied before his day. 

Mute evidence of the royal fnvor and of the prosperity which once were 
Thaxtcd's boon, this church shows to-day a need of repair, both in the hearts of 
men and in its fabric. The. vicar states that the parish is poor and, of itself, 
unable to " restore " the decayed and falling parts of the building. An appeal 
has been made to the Essex people, and to lovers of architecture, for contribu- 
tions, so that the church may continue to be esteemed as the finest of the four 
hundred and thirty-six churches of that shire. 

The manors are now owned by the Countess of Warwick and Guy's Hospital, 
of Warwick, and bv the owner of Horham Hall in Thaxted ; whereas in the 
fifteenth and sixteenth centuries Thaxted was chiefly the property of the English 
Kings and Queens, whose influence embellished the church, now called St. John 
the Baptist. 

This church is of the late Perpendicular style, embattled and supported by 
wide buttresses, terminating in canopied niches. The building consists of chancel 
and nave, (each with aisles), south transept, north and south porches, somewhat 
enriched, and a western tower one hundred and eighty-one feet, including the 
slender crocketed spire. There are eight bells and a clock. Although the style 
of the architecture is the Perpendicular, the pillars and arches seem to belong to 
an earlier date— to Henry III or the beginning of the reign of Edward I, 1270. 
The vicar says that the south porch was added about 1337: and that the north 
transept and' north aisle were built more than one himdred years later. The 
chancel was the gift of Edward IV. The paintings in the north aisle are of 
the same period— 1461-1483. Entering by the south perch the font, at which 
the Lomases were baptized, is just inside. This was iis position because a 

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baptism being- a formal recognition of the individual, the ceremony was per- 
formed near the door, and as markingf the entrance, spiritually, of the subject 
into the church. This font is of stone, covered over the top with a spire-like 
hood of oak, old, costly and carved intricately. The choir stalls, that anciently 
added more of the beauty of carved oak, have disappeared, save a few portions 
to be seen in the screen enclosing the tower arch. Fixed on the east wall and 
north porch are carvings of the Crucifixion. There is a crypt under the chancel, 
without evidences of embracing interments. The corbels of the nave are chaste 
and happy in design. A celatura [hood] in the l.ady chapel is curious and rare. 
In the end of the north aisle is the Thomas a Becket chapel. There are no pews, 
the six hundred sittings being of small chairs, as in a cathedral. Coats-of-arms 
are carved upon the beams of the ceiling — none having reference to the Lomas 
family. The stone floor of the church includes some gravestones, none old 
enough, however, to be in memory of any Lomas. Unhappily the same absence 
is noted in the burial yard without, though two generations of the family were 
certainly buried in this ground. Words " in memoriam " should be etched in 
brass, and the plate affixed to the waif indoors, if permanency is desired, — or 
better, wrought in a window of stained glass. 

The various forms in which the general name of Lomas appears, in the Thax- 
ted church records, have been set forth, showing how the name appears several 
times as " Lammas " and "Lamas." This form is the name of another family than 
Lomas altogether and one not of the del Lumhalgh origin at all. The ecclesias- 
tical scribes of Essex were familiar with the word Lammas before anv Lomas 
appeared therein. They sadly confounded the two names, the similar pronun- 
ciation being deceptive indeed ; and as it has been advanced that the name of 
Lomas or Loomis might have derived from Lammas [pronounced L»mmas] it 
is advisable to disprove that idea. 

Lammas (lae-mas) Hlaf, Hlammoesse, Lammasse, Lanimesse, Lamasse. 
Lamese, Lambmes, Lammes, Lamas, Lambmass ; " Hlaf " meaning bread. Loaf 
i moesse — meaning ALass ; afterwards popularly apprehended as if Lamb-Mass. 

The 1st day of August in the early English church was observed as a harvest 
festival, at which loaves of bread were consecrated, made from the first ripe 
corn. Lammas also meant the part of the year marked by this festival. The 
writings of King .Alfred referred to — hlafmoesse; thus showing the word long 
before the beginning of surnames. The old English chronicles mention Lam- 
masse. Tennyson also used it in the same meaning ; " A voice ran round the 
hills When corny Lammas bound the sheaves." " Latter Lammas " was referred 
to as a day that will never come ; used humorously for " Never." In 369 
" Qaudius began to reign in Lammesse." Lammas lands were those on which 
crops had been reaped, after which they were subject to common rights of pas- 
turage until the sjiring. Lammas-apple, assize, eve, feast, month, night, tide 
and time — also Lanmias land, Lammas field, mead, meadow-ground were com- 
mon expressions. This is all gathered from various standard dictionaries, as it 
helps to confirm what record-investigations show, i. e., that the name Lammas, 
if considered as a variant of Loomis, had no reference to anything of an ecclesi- 
astical origin. As to the parish of Lammas in Norfolk, a Lammas family did 
originate therein and did develop, at large, into a considerable family before 
1540. We have made a thorough investigation of this family to determine if 
at any time before 1600, in any place whatever, this name became written (in 
the first syllable) — Lorn instead of Lam, (and in the second syllable), mis, mys, 
or mus, instead of mas or mes. No such instance occurs. The name is always 
distinct from its earliest times : it is never found corrupted into anvthing that 
could be accepted or mistaken for Loomis, Lomas, or anv other name. More- 
over, Lammas has alinost no variant at all ; the only other spellings were " Lam- 


iCoDtttta il^amtlti in Inglaub 

masse," "Lamas," and "Lammesse." It is only fair to quote some specimens of 
the evidence and so allow any investigator to contemplate the remarkable features 
of the entries of the Loomis family in the Thaxted registers. 

The Norfolk town of Lammas or (La Mers) "on the marsh," tonk its name from its 
situation on the Marsh, the churchyard being washed by the river Bure. In the Domesday 
Book it is called "Lamers." The Lammas family took its name from the town and soon 
after appeared in London. 

Year 1292, Hundred Rolls Vol L p. 417. City of London — (translation) "Verdict of 
the twelve jurors of the ward of John Horn. They, say (inter alia) that Richard Lam- 
messe, Ralph le Fruter, Peter Cosin ***** (and a number of others) all of Lon- 
don, and a number of foreigners, have taken wool to parts beyond the seas, but they do 
not know where nor to whom they were sold, nor what they received for the same. We 
believe that it was by the King's warrant, and that they traded with the Flemish." 

The next item is a fine illustration of the relations existing between landlord 
and tenant, at this time, as referred to on p. 72, hence it is worthy of being trans- 
lated and quoted in full :• — • 

Year 1272, Hundred Rolls. IL p. 461. Cambridgeshire: — (Translation.) 

"In a sworn return made as to Stanton in this county, the jury return that (among 
other copyholders) Richard Lammasse holds in villenage in Stanton 5 acres of land and 
meadow from Nicholas de Cheney, paying him 3s. yearly for the same. Also Richard will 
plough every Friday from Michaelmas to Christmas i ridge, and each work is worth id. 
Item, he will drive to the lord's hall all the sheep he has from Michaelmas to Christmas, 
value (of this service) unknown; Item, he will thresh at Michaelmas in his lord's barn 
one trave of corn, worth YyA. ; Item, he will harrow for one day with one horse at the 
winter sowing, worth ^2d. Item, at Christmas he will give to his said lord one hen, worth 
idK'; Item, he will plough one ridge every Friday from the Feast of the Purification to 
Faster, each work worth id.; Item, he will harrow for one day with one horse at the Lent 
sowing, worth ^jd., and at Easter he will give his lord 10 eggs worth id. Item, he will 
plough one ridge every Friday from Hokeday to the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, and 
each work is worth id. Item, he will hoe the lord's corn for one day with one man, the 
work being worth 54d. Item, he will mow, turn, cock, and carry the lord's grass. Item, 
he will reap his lord's corn for four days with two men all day, food supplied on two days 
by the lord, and not supplied on two days, and on the food days each man will receive for 
his food bread worth >^d., and for his meal worth ^d., to wit, on one day hsh and cheese 
without ale and on the other day bread and meat and cheese with ale; 
and these works are worth 8d. Item, he will carry his lord's corn for one day 
he himself with one of his associates, with one cart, receiving sufficient food from the lord, 
and this is worth id. Item, he will work when he may be called upon, provided he is able 
to return to his dinner. Item, in return for these works, he with his eleven associates will 
receive from the lord one quarter of corn and one sheep worth I2d., and half an acre of 
meadow called Denhalvaker." 

Year 1333 Lay Suljsidy 81-7 1st Edward I. Cambridgeshire. 
"Long Stanton. Margar Lamasse ii= iii"^" 

"John " iiii^ iu<3" 

"Willms " xiiid" 

An offshoot of this fannly in Stanton is later found in the nearby city of 
Cambridge ; also in Ware, Herts. 

The next item illustrates also the care taken to prevent merchandise exported 
from F.ngland from being purchasable by a nation with which England was then 
at war : — 

Year 1337. Patent Roll 2 Edw. Ill pt. I-M 3. Ap/il , /S, Windsor "License, imtil 
Michaelmas for the king's merchants, Gilbert de Wendlyngburgh John dc Lammesse 

nd John de .'\stewyk, to put 20 lasts of ox hides, 30 sacks of feathers and loooo rabbit 
kins on board ships from parts beyond the seas m the port of London, and to carry 
00 weys of cheese from the county of Essex to the mouth of the Thames an 1 t ere o 



300 wey 

rlanders or other narts at en nity wiui luc iviiis, uii^ ..... ..^..^ ..^ ■.•- .--.,- 

o London letter of the count of llainault and Seland testifying that the cargoes have 
been discharged within his power and that they Iiave received such security from the 

Year 1283. Patent Rolls. 2 F.dw. I — M. 21 April 17 "Protection granted for Richard de 

Year 1628. Close Roll, 3 Charles I. part 42, m 105 : "Stephen Lamas of Ware, Herts, 
yeoman, son and heir of Stephen Lamas of Ware deceased sells to John Lamas a nies- 
sauge and tenement in Hocker Hill in parish of Stortford, Herts called the White 
Harte & garden." 

Year 1285. "Blomefields Norfolk VI — 343 — The manor in Scothowe (Scottow, Close to 
the town of Lammas) which belonged to Rainald Fitz Ive was held in 1285 by Richard 
tie Milliers; Gcri'asc dc Lammas sued Simon, son of Simon de Parva Ri.ston for it soon 
after, but unsuccessfully. 

Year 1329. Court of Hustings, London, Roll 57 (132). Will of Roesia de Borford: — To 
James her son the residue of the term of apprenticeship of John dc Lam masse — Proved 
25 March 3 Edward HI. 

Year 1350. |Here is an item evidencing that a Lammas aided in provisioning the army of 
Edward HI soon after the victories in France in which the Lancastrian earl, John o' 
Gaunt, was so prominent.] 

Patent Roll 24 Edvv. HI pt I — m 16, 21 July. Westminster. "License, until 
Michaelmas for John de Lammesse and Richard de Leyhamme of Ipswich, (Suffolk) to 
ship 300 quarters of wheat in the port of Ipswich and take the same to Calais for the 
munition of that town." 

Year 1350. Patent Roll. 24 Edw. Ill pt. I — M 22d. "Apr. 2. Westminster. Appoint- 
ment of John de Sautre (and 4 others), the king's serjeant-at-arms to take John de 
Roiston, who is indicted before the late sheriff and the then coroners of London of 
the death of Peter Lammasse, lately killed in the said city, and has fled from the city 
and is now a vagabond, so that justice has not been done upon the indictment." 

Year 1350. Patent Roll. 24 Edw. III. pt. 2, M 15, — "24 July appointment, with the as- 
sent of the King's merchants, John Malwayn and Nicholas de Wandelesworth, attorneys 
of the main pernors of the farmers of the customs and subsidies, of John Lammesse 
to hold the office of troner of wool in the port of Boston (Lincolnshire), during pleas- 
ure as others have been accustomed to hold it. (Troner means keeper of the wool 
beam — the scales for the weighing of wool. This same man later was appointed to 
•the same office for the port of Bristol.) 

Year 1367. Blomefield's Norfolk IV 91 — Church of the .'\ustin friars, Norwich, dedicated 
to "St. Mary the Virgin and St. Augustine ; the most remarkable men of this convent 
were priors thereof xxx 1367 Brotlier Richer de Lammesse prior." 

Year 1550. Patent Roll. 3 Edward VI. Part 2, rot 34, 19: — (Translation) For Wil- 
liam Lammas, Pardon for defending himself. The King to all his Bailiffs and faith- 
ful subjects to whom etc. Greeting. Whereas we have understood by the record of 
James Fletcher and John Rust, our coroners in the county of Cambridge and in the 
liberty of the town of Cambridge, upon view of the body of William Stokedall, late of 
Cambridge in the county of Cambridge, "cooke," lying dead there, that on the fifth day 
of July in the second year of our reign, about the fifth hour of the afternoon of the 
same day, the said William Stokedale and one William Lammas of Cambridge aforesaid, 
in the county aforesaid, "cooke," were in the kitchen of Queen's College in Cambridge 
aforesaid preparing supper for their masters, and because the said William Lammas re- 
proved the said William Stokdale for not duly performing his office, the said William 
Stokdale made an attack on the aforenamed William Lammas with a stick called "a 
basting styke," which he was then holding in his hands, whereupon the same William 
Lammas ran away from the aforenamed William Stokdale as far as he could, viz: to 
the wall of the said kitchen, beyond which he could not get, and the said William Stok- 
dale pursued the aforenamed William Lammas furiously up to the wall, and drew 
blood from him, with intent to slay him, wherefore the said William Lammas then and 
there, being obliged to defend himself, on the said day, year and hour, struck the said 
William Stokdale on the left side of his head, with a stick worth id. which he was 
then holding in his hands, there and then giving him a mortal wound one inch in 
breadth, of which wound the said William Stokdale at Cambridge aforesaid languished 
from the said fifth day of July until the seventli day of the same month then next fol- 
lowing, and then died there, and that this said William Lammas on the said fifth day 
of July in the year aforesaid killed the aforenamed William Stokdale at Cambridge 
aforesaid in the county aforesaid and in tlie liberty of the town of Cambridge in his 
ov,'n defence and for the preservation of his life, and not otherwise, and not feloniously 
nor or his malice aforethought, as by the tenor of the record aforesaid, which we have 
caused to come before us in our Chancery, fully appears. .\nd whereas the same Wil- 
liam Lammas surrendered himself in our prison of the Marslialsea before us for this 
reason, and remained therein, as was certified to us by our well-beloved and faithful 
Sir Richard Lyster, knight, our chief justice assigned to hold pleas before us, by our 

93 Soomtg jFamtl^ \n JEttr^lauit 

command. We moved by pity, do pardon the same William Lammas tlic ^uit of our 
peace which belongs to us agamst the same William Lammas for the death aforesaid 
and grant him our firm peace therein. Provided nevertheless that he shall 
stand to judgment in our court if any one shall wish to implead him for the death afore- 
said. In witness whereof etc. Witness the King at Westminster on the 30th day of 

Year 1612. Blometield's Norfolk II 345. Thomas Lammas, rector of Scoulton Norfolk 

(It wa.s with regret that the present writer was obliged to reject this interest- 
ing evidence as not having any direct relation to the men who were of the branch 
of the Lomas family with which this article is chiefly concerned). 

It is already known, of official evidence, that the " Joseph Ltimmys " 
("Lommys"), who resided in the town and parish of Braintree in Essex, Eng- 
land, left that place in the spring of the year of 1638: also, that without any 
appreciable delay thereafter, he became a passenger of record in a vessel of 
goodly register, known as the " Susan and Ellen," and that this vessel did depart 
on the eleventh day in the month of April, of that year, from the port of London, 
bound for Boston in New England, carrying quite a number of other voyagers 
with their personal properties. 

In this connection it is the writer's duty to deal with facts that have not 
been made manifest hitherto— with respect to the scenes and circumstances amid 
which he lived, and as well, to the elements contributing chiefly to his taking 
leave of England. Thereunto let attention first be directed to the ways and the 
means by which Joseph Lummys, with his family and worldly goods, had " come 
up to London " from Braintree. By the sworn deposition, or affidavit, of one 
Joseph Hills of Charlestown, in the Massachusetts Bay Colony (see herein 
page 21), made thereat on the 30th day of July, 1639, he, (Hills) being 
the " vmdertaker " — the manager or promoter of this particular vessel, voyage or 
emigration^ — it is learned that the various parcels embracing the goods of Joseph 
Loomis (we shall principally refer to him as Loomis hereinafter) were " trans- 
ported from Maiden, in the county of Essex, to London, in an Ipswich hye." 
This place of "Maiden" being Maldon, the Essex port, and an "Ipswich hye" 
meaning a smart craft of small size and especially engaged, we may retrace the 
journey of the said Loomis, his family and friends, froin London, viz : down the 
Thames, up the Essex coast, across the Maplin and Foulness Sands, into the 
wide and long reach of the mouth of the river Blackwater, and continuing 
thence up the river some ten miles, and so, back to Maldon. This small port 
was one through which there long had passed commerce and people between 
England and the Continent. That Joseph Loomis and family attended personally 
the transportation, from Maldon in this hye, of their eleven separate and varying 
pieces of baggage and "divers other goods," which the above-noted deposition 
recounts, may well be believed. The inland Blackwater river, though but a 
very small stream of only a few feet in width, reaches northwestward from 
Maldon, to and past " .Six Bells Corner " in the end of Bocking parish, by 
Braintree. But by so devious a route does it flow, that Joseph Loomis, in his 
journey seaward, only followed it in its lower half, viz : from Witham to Maldon. 
The " River Brain," — a mere brook — lightly slips down direct from the southern 
slope of Braintree to Witham, there uniting with the Blackwater. So it was 
that the emigrants came out of Braintree by the pleasant highway, paralleling 
the Brain. They ])assed through Black Notley, White Notley and Faulkbourne, — 
all sparse hamlets strung along the gently undulating road, above the streain, 
yet each little settlement with its handy inn. Thus was reached Witham, then 
on the great Roman road between London and the northeast. Thence out of 
Witham, thev followed the course of the Blackwater by Wickham Place, through 

ffionmts (S^uralogy 


Langford and Ho_vbriclge to Mahion. Soir.e tifLcen miles in all from Ijrainlree 
it was, and over a favorite route for bicyclists nowadays. Alternating copses 
and fields, freshly furrowed for the seed-sowing, marked the way between the 
snug hamlots and the occasional houses plastered in white or yellow beneath their 
low-browed roofs of thatch. Some of these houses still exist along the way, and 
pretty much the same sort of people as of yore still abide in them. 

This longest way around, of lOO miles to London, may have been both an 
easier and a quicker progress than by the forty miles of the shortest highway 
thereto, by the way of Chelmsford. It should have been less costly a journey 
than that which necessitated frequent stops at taverns for rest and refreshment. 
Very well-ordered seems to have been the Loomis's departure. Many a stop was 
made at gate and door, in those familiar fifteen miles, to give and receive bless- 
ings and farewells — the last of earth — repeating what had but just happened in 
Braintree church and market-place. 

Braintree scarce could afford to lose such a citizen as Joseph Loomis ; but 
.America needed him more, and he knew it. Just that same need was exactly 
why he went awa)-. Verily, it was not merely religion, not all prospect of gain, 
not great dissatisfaction with home,^ — not any one of these things that chiefly 
moved him to arise and go to set himself down three thousand miles from the 
ease of home. Broader than any of these causes was the reason. To help found 
a new country, with fairer laws and wider liberties, where the ordinary man 
might be more supreme — that was the Great Idea that possessed him, and manv 
others. As of the non-conformist faction out of the church of England they 
wanted to dominate the church at home, which power they could not quite attain 
to there. But deeper than that desire in the breast of Joseph Loomis was the 
spirit that moved him. He felt himself equal to the task that other men had set. 
The challenge of their example stirred him. The appeal of Opportunity decided 
him. It convinced his mind that he was one of " the chosen " for the Great Pur- 
pose. And the apparently unlimited possibilities, to him and his, of the natural 
resources of an unclaimed land, hovered in his imagination. He had all the money 
that he would require to pleasantly establish his family in America. Let us dismiss, 
as being insufficient, the idea of " a band of Christians fleeing from persecu- 
tion "■ — save with respect to the Mayflower's Pilgrims mostly. To the so-called 
Puritan settlers, the comforts of religion were vastly more of a necessity and 
more relished in the New than they had been to them in the Old England. Daily 
spiritual refreshment kept them to their hard tasks, soothed the longing for a 
return to the beautiful land they had forsaken, and, in fact, the church was the 
Iceystonc that held up the arch of the early colonization. 

On the point of persecution in England, the writer would like to add the 
words of a deceased American who was an expert student of English records 
and history of the seventeenth century, because actual and severe persecution 
had pretty much died out in Essex before 1632: — 

"It is a mistaken notion, although the one usually received, that the early New Eng- 
land settlers were all, or even generally, men properly classed under the denomination of 
Puritans; and the sterotyped declaration in secular and religious American histories, that 
the continent was first settled e.xclusively by bands of men fleeing from severe and un- 
righteous persecution, and enforced to seek a new home where they might enjoy unmo- 
lested their freedom cf conscience, one that involves both an aljsurdity and a falscliood. 
and ought at once to be expunged from the record. That many, perhaps most, of the 
early emigrants were non-conformists, to a greater or less extent, is doubtless true, and that 
some of them desired a larger liberty of speech than was then permitted them in Eufiland 
may also be admitted; but beyond this, there is no foundation for the frightful picture so 
persistently presented to the mind of the young American student, whether he stands in his 
pinafore at the knee of his village school-mistress, or pores over the ponderous volumes of 
American history at the University. At the risk of being charged with heterodoxy, and a 
want of patriotism, I venture the assertion, after protracted researches into the family 

z \: ■.v.:.:j,<a ,v 

Map of England, 
with locations of Bolton, Thaxted and Braintree — Loomis homes. 

95 IGoomtg jFamtlg in iEnglauii 

history in England of the earlier settlers, that not one half their number left England on ac- 
count of religious persecution, or were men and women who could justly be termed puri- 
tanic in their notions. The simple fact is that the first colony was composed — as all col- 
onies ever since have been — of a heterogenous admixture of very good people and very bad ; 
with still another, and perhaps, larger class than either of the others, that may be described 
as neither the one nor the other, but simply indifferent. That the good predominated over 
the bad is a matter of history ; and it is greatly to the credit of the early rulers of tlie col- 
onies that they were able, from such rude and antagonistic materials to lay the foundation 
of a nation that has proved so great as it has. 

Speaking particularly of the early emigrants from Essex, it is unquestionably true that 
a large portion of them were actuated by a desire for more religious latitude than they 
then enjoyed at home; but there was still another and equally large class, for whose mo- 
tives there may be entertained a respect quite as sincere, and for whose character a rever- 
ence quite as profound. These were men in the humbler walks of life, whose circum- 
stances were moderate, whose families were large, and who foresaw, in remaining at liome, 
only a perpetual struggle for existence, without the prospect or hope of elevating their 
offspring above the level of their own lives. To such men as these the New World opened a 
vista of positive enchantment. The farmer, tilling laboriously land not his own, and certain 
only of the conventional six feet of soil, where his own bones would at last be laid, believed 
that there, after a little season of toil and hardship, and perhaps even of extreme suffering, 
he would be able to stand under the shelter of his own vine and tig-tree, call broad acres 
of wood and meadow his own and then, having distributed his possessions, and seen 
his sons and daughters comfortably settled in life, lay down calmly, satisfied tliat he 
had fulfilled his duties as a parent and a citizen." — Col. John L. Chester. 

Joseph Loomis was not one of these unfortunate yet ambitious farmers. 
His wife was the daughter of a man considered as very well-to-do in that time 
and region ; a man whose testamentary bequests of money alone were upwards 
of fourteen thousand dollars (present reckoning). Loomis is known to have been 
a woolen draper, a merchant engaged in the purchase of cloth from the maiiy 
weavers who wove on hand-looms in their cottage-homes. He had a store in 
Braintree stocked therewith and with other goods which a " draper " dealt in. 
These products, he sold at large, both wholesale and retail, to tailors and con- 
sumers in general. Braintree and nearby towns were centres of cloth manu- 
facture. (The methods of weaving then in vogue are described by S. Baring- 

The scope of the cloth business of Joseph Loomis probably was not confined 
to Essex, as most of that product was disposed of in a foreign market. The 
Flemish people are referred to as having " respected woolsacks much more than 
Englishmen," and so the weavers of Flanders were induced to settle in England 
by Edward III, to teach a better style of weaving. Many more of these cloth- 
makers came into Essex in the latter part of the sixteenth century, settling not 
far from Braintree in 1570. They influenced the methods and stimulated that 
manufacture roundabout. Braintree and Bocking were then prominent cloth 
centres. Norden, the Essex historian, wrote in 1594: "There are withm this 
shire these especial clothing towns: Colchester, Brayntree, Coggeshall, Bockmg, 
Hawsted (Halstead) and Dedham " ; and, in an Act passed under Elizabeth, 
Bocking is referred to, with other places, as a " fayre large Towne * * * " 
inhabited of a long time with Clothe makers which have made and daylye doo 
make good and trewe clothe." Later, when Parliament contemplated placing a 
duty upon Portuguese wines, the cloth makers and dealers sent in a petition to 
Parliament, objecting thereto,— saving "As our Bays, Says, Perpetuanos, etc., 
go Nine Tenths of them to Portugal and Spain, if a new Imposition be laid 
upon wines, the King of Portugal (we cannot but reasonably expect) will then 
prohibit our Manufactures, * * * * which will prove fatal to us as the 
Stagnation of the Blood. It will totally destroy the woollen Manufactory of 
Essex for 50 or 60,000 Families as Spinsters, Weavers and Combers, who are 
employed therein, etc." Norden also mentions the kinds of cloth. Perpetuanos 
or " lastings " were a kind of serge ; Say was a light crossed stuft, all wool, and 

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Bay was a fine woollen texture with a long nap, a specimen of which is preserved 
in the Museum at Colchester in Essex. Woollen drugget, or baize, was made in 
Bocking, and became known as " Bookings." 

" John Lummys," the father, and tailor, is shown by his will, dated 1619, to 
have been a tradesman and real-estate holder in comfortable circumstances, and 
a citizen of esteem in the church and community. His son Joseph advanced the 
fortune of the family. Contemplating his means and position in England, and 
his situation in America, it seems entirely fair to say that he was a prosperous 
man in England, and of the better class of settlers in New England. Long it 
has been seen that he was independent in Windsor — and particularly so as to 
the location of his estate there. 

Not driven out of England, not forsaking duties or obligations there, not 
an enthusiast or Puritanical extremist in religion was Joseph Loomis. He came 
to America on general principles, after long deliberation. As a practical business 
man of the world his decision so to do, it will be now agreed, was the apotheosis 
of wisdom. A study of his life in America prys up no indication that he regretted 
his tAnsplantation, as did many other settlers, with cause. 

No indications of any connection, either remote or near, with any titled, 
landed or armigerous family, of the Loomis surname in England, have been 
found, nor is such ever likely to be found. The brave Englishmen who took their 
very lives in their hands and faced with dauntless courage all the certain dangers 
and uncertain terrors of the sea and of a hostile shore — aye and brave English- 
women, too, whose sublime devotion has never since been paralleled, and to which 
all justice has never yet been done, were not, it is plain to see, of what is claimed 
as " gentle blood." 

Indeed, well it was that they were of sterner mould ! 

"It is enough to know tliat the primitive aristocracy of New England was an aristo- 
cracy of intellect consecrated to duty, and not of blood : that her peerage and her knighthood 
were honors direct from the creative hand of God, and not from the touch of a monarch." 

Joseph Loomis, John Loomis, the father, " John Lummys," the grandparent, 
and all of the known men of their family before them, and practically all of 
the numerous persons found under all forms of the name of Loomis in England, 
of all times, were of that great middle-class, which may be summed up in the 
word "yeomen," though some of them wrote themselves down as gentlemen ; 
the onh indication of any other prefix or affix is in the person of the Vicar of 
Surlingham, Norfolk, who wrote his name, "Sr Richard Lumhalx," in 15 10. 
As in the days of the Saxons, when the Lomases were "neither men of title, nor 
serviles," so ever since in England, they have maintained the position of " men of 
property, freemen," merchants, yeomen, — albeit gentlemen, as the word is tmdcr- 
stood in America. The significance of this word of yeoman may not be quite 
fully appreciated in America. No misapprehension should be had as to its 
breadth and value. Let us look at it technically and as anciently applied : — 

"The antiquity and consequence of the family of Septuans in Kent (now extinct') is 
well known in that county. Their pedigree is entered in all the Visitations of Kent from 
1530 ; yet Raymond Septuans, alias Harflctc, in possession of the ancient family estate at 
Ash, in the reign of Henry III (1216-1272), is styled in a deed 'y'^o'rian.' 

"So the family of .-\)]kcttlcby. recorded in tlie Visitation of the County of Lancaster i()rQ 
— John Neale of Abkettleby styles himself in his will, 1606 — -'yeoman' — though his mother 
was a Brabazon of honorable descent, sister of the celebrated Sir Wm. Brabazon, vice- 
treasurer of Ireland, father of Lord .Ardell and grandfather of the first Earl of Meath." 
(From Streatficld MS. in Additional MSS., 33919. fo. 326, British Museum.) 

"In a ten-generation pedigree of a Suffolk family, the same persons are sometimes 
styled 'gentleman,' sometimes 'yeoman,' sometimes 'farmer.' The term 'gentleman' is cor- 
rect wherever applied, if the family be one having coat-armour." (From the East Anglian.) 



IGoDtttis JFamilg in iEu^lau^ 

'The father of Latimer (Bishop of Worcester 1490-1555) was a solid English yeoman. 
He had no lands of his own, but rented a farm of four pounds by the year on which ho 
tilled so much as kept half-a-dozen men, four hundred sheep and thirty cows." (From 
Froude's History of England, Vol. II.) 

"* * * the yeomanry or small freeholders and farmers, a very numerous and re- 
spectable body, some occupying their own estates, some those of landlords." (From Hal- 
lam's Constitutional History of England, Vol. I.) ^ 

"* * * the yeomanry, an eminently manly race, * * * formed a much more- 
important part than at present." (Thomas Babington Alacaulay.') 

"The titles ascribed to individuals in various records do not absolutely marU the status 
held by the person in society, but rather denote the positions which the scribe considered 
were held by those of whom he was writin," In the military assessment for the Blything 
Hundred, Suffolk, 1642, twenty-seven persons in the village of Henstead are styled 'ff car- 
riers' (farmers). Even the vicar is so called because he farmed his own glebe. 

'■'Yeoman' denotes vocation and possession." (From the East Anglian, Vol. VIII ) 

By a statute of Henry IV it was " enacted that no yeoman shall take or 
wear a Uvery of any lord, upon pain of imprisonment and a fine at the King's 
pleasure." So the (Hgnity of a yeoman's position was not to be thus lowered 
even by a yeoman himself. 

Shakespeare was of yeoman ancestry, and in the First Part of Henry V'l, 
Act H, Sc. 4, he pays respect to yeomanry : — Somerset taunts at Richard Plan- 
tagenet — 

"We grace the yeoman, by conversing with him." 

Warwick corrects hiin : — 

"Now, by God's will, tliou wrongs't him, Somerset; 
His grandfather was Lionel, duke of Clarence, 
Third son to the third Edward, king of En.gland. 
Spring crestless yeoman from so deep a root ?" 

Nothing concerning John Lummys, the father of Joseph, has been known 
heretofore other than that, as a tailor, he died in Braintree in the year 1(119, 
leaving a will, which is interesting. 

(Ulip Mill of .Knljn Sionmia nf liratutrpp, lEnglanti 

(The name is spelled Loomi's) 

It is dated .April 14, 1619: was exhibited in the Court of the Commissary of 
the Bishop of London for the counties of Essex and Hertford on the 29th of 
May following, and was proved by the executor, his son Joseph, June 21st. The 
following is a copy of the will verbatim. The words within brackets supply por- 
tions where the paper of the original manuscript is torn away, and they are 
believed to be the words of the original document : 

In ye name of God Amen I John Loomis of Braintre in ye County of Essex Tayler 
being sick of bodye but of perfect and whoU minde and careful! to prepare my selfe for ye 
cnioying of a better life Do make and ordcyne this my last will and Testament the fowr- 
tecnth Daye of Aprill in ye yeere of our lord god 1619 In manner and forme following 
ffirst I comend mv soule into ye hands of almighty god my creator And my vile and cor- 
ruptible body to y'e earth from whence yt was taken w'h a sure hope and sound perswacon 
bv my faith in ye mirritts of Jesus Christ mv Rcdcmer to haue this my body changed into 
a'plorious being at ye last Day in his heavenly kingdome Item I will that Joseph Loomis 
my sonn shall haue' my little Tenement or Dwelling house standing and being in Eramtre 
aforesaid wherein John Lunt now dwelleth at ye Rate of fforty pownds towards ye pay- 
ment of my Debts wth a Garden plott thereto belonging adioyning nere unto his owne 
And also one Stable standing nere the markett Crosse in Braintre at ye Rate of i hirtye 
pownds or to be sould to the uttermost that may be made of yt Item I will that all my 
hushould stuffe and moveable goods shall be praysed and my son Joseph to haue tenn 

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pownds worth of them as shall seetne fit to him for his owne use Item I giue to Marye 
Brooke ye Daughter of Ralph Brooke five pownds out of my said moveables Item my 
will is that all my Debts and funeral Charges being Defraied and paied my fower Daugh- 
ters (vizt.) Ann Warr Sara Burton Elizabeth Preston and Jane Pengelly haue y^ Remayn- 
der and ouerplus as well of y^ said houses as also of ye [moveables] equally to be de- 
vided among them parte and parte like to [them and their] heires or assignes All w^h 
my will and meaning [is the same shall] not be parformed untill one halfe yeere next [after 
tlie] (Icceace of Agnis my loving wife whom I will to enioye [all the] said moveables what- 
soever During her naturall life And I make and ordeyne my said sonn Joseph Executor 
to this my last will and Testament Revoking all former whatsoever And I request my 
Sonne in law Willm Preston to be Supervisor to see y' performed according to my true in- 
tent and meaning. In VVitnes whereof I have heervnto sett my hand and seale the Day 
and yeere w"! in written The mark of John Loomis [mark] Theis being wittnesses 
I John Lunt his marke Richard Kiinbould 

It names wife Agnes, son Joseph, and datighters Ann, Sara, Elizabeth and 
Jane. Perhaps there was also a son, Geoffrey. These five children had all 
married by this date of 1619, and had done so when quite young in years. 

As to this Geoffrey Lummys, there is no record of him in the court rolls 
or subsidies for Iiraintree, or Thaxted, nor for the Hundreds of Hinckford and 
Dunmow. He was also a clothier and must be considered as a brother of 
Joseph Loomis, even though tliere is no extant record of the baptism of either 
man. Geoffrey Lummys figures in Close Roll, number 2580, part I, for the 22 
year of James I (1624) filed in the Record Office, London, as per this abstract: — 

Indenture, 16 April 20 James I, between Ezekiel Clarke of fTelsted, Essex, clothier, and 
Jeffrey Loomys of Brayntree, Essex, clothier, the same being a mortgage deed for £10, with 
10 shillings interest, loaned by Jeffrey Loomys on one messuage and tenement with a gar- 
den and overcrofte of land adjoining called Baseleyes tente (tenement) in ffclsted church, 
between the king's highwaie there leading from flfelsted church towards Hartford Bridge, 
and a field called sixteene acres with theire appertances which the said Ezekiel Clarke late 
had to him and his heires by the grante and ffeoffements of Mary Clarke widow'C, his 
mother by reason of the decease of the said Mary as by deeds of flfeofement thereof made 
the Seaventh day of August isth of Jaines I. 

John Lummys, the father, as will be proven shortly, had come to Braintree, 
from his birth-place, when a young man and unmarried. Ere this narration 
should take the reader away from Braintree over the road to the town of Thax- 
ted aforesaid wherein John Lummys was born, much needs be related of Brain- 
tree and vicinity. This information may be taken up under these four heads: — 

(i) A reference to the Lingwood family. 

(2) Some description of the town and market-place. 

(3) Non-conformity in Braintree. 

(4) Notes on the parish church and graveyard. 

By the marriage of Joseph Loomis to Mary White (of which more anon) 
in Shalford Church, or through his father's marriage, he became a " cousin " 
(meaning either a cousin or a nephew in this instance) of one William Lingwood 
of Braintree. That fact is evidenced by a letter written by this gentleman, in 
the year 1651, to "Cousin Clark," of Hartford, Conn., which letter was that 
of a lawyer and upon a business subject. (This letter suggests a relationship 
between the Clarkes of Felsted and the Lummyses as well). William Lingwood 
was of a very good family indeed ; one that was both armigerous and " landed." 
The Lingwoods were recognized by the heralds in the Visitation of Essex in 
1634, at which date this William Lingwood was contemporaneous with Joseph 
Loomis. The family is also honored with mention in Morant's and other his- 
tories of Essex. From these authorities it appears that this family may be sum- 
marized as : — 

Shalford Parish Ch iircli, 

in zvhich Joseph Loomis and Mary White were married, 1614. Robert 
White and Bridget Algar zt'cre married here also. 

Interior view of same church. 

99 IGoomtB 31amil|i m lEmilmih 

John LingiA-ood of Braintree 1571 descendant 
out of Herefordshire or Gloucestershire — 

Geoffrey Lingwood-Elizabeth dau. of two other sons three daughter, 

of Braintree John Sibthorpe iiirce oaugnters 

of Gt. Bardfield, 

Essex, and by 

dau. of M. 


William Lingwood of Braintree— Mary, dau. of Thomas Wilson 
and of Barnard's Inn, of Booking, Essex 

London 1634 

William Lingwood John 

aged 19 in 1634 

In Stisted Church, three miles from Braintree, there is a monument to Elizabeth, 
wife of William Lingwood, died 1719. 

Just how Lingwood and Loomis became "cousins" does not appear. The 
Braintree church records are lost, and the Docking records reveal only a part 
of the Wilsons, notably the above Thomas Wilson, Gentleman, who died 1627. 
Elizabeth Wilson, daughter of William Wilson, also of Bocking, had married 
John Goodwin, 1604, in Bocking Church. The church records at Stisted, where 
some of the Lingwoods lived, have not been examined. Thomas Wilson having 
been buried in Braintree Church, though residing over the Bocking line, the 
names of all of his children and of his father's family were recorded among the 
now lost church registers. When John Lummys came to Braintree he may have 
married into the Wilson or Lingwood families. Geoffrey Lingwood had two 
sisters ; and when it is considered that Geoffrey Lummys (whose estate was 
administered, 1636, by John Lunt, the apprentice or successor to John Loomis) 
was probably a son of John Loomis, though not mentioned in the will, it is 
easy to believe that this Geoffrey was named after Geoffrey Lingwood, whose 
son William called Joseph Loomis " cousin." Elizabeth Sibthorpe, who married 
Geoffrey Lingwood, came to Braintree from Great Bardfield. This town closely 
adjoins Thaxted, from where John Lummys came to Braintree via Great Bard- 
field. It is to be expected that this John married a Lingwood or a Wilson in 
Braintree Qiurch. The records of this church before iGGo, were mostly used by 
the sexton for lighting the furnace fires. This destruction was confessed by 
the culprit to the present vicar. 

In Braintree town and market-place but little of the antique still exists. 
The external aspect of the main streets is wholly modern. Relics of two hundred 
and seventy years ago must be searched out. Prosperity seems to hover most 
everywhere in this town huddled on a hill that is low and flat-topped. The 
historian Wright states that before 1530 "The vast crowds of pilgrims going 
to the shrines of St. Edmund (Suffolk) and our lady of Walsingham (Norfolk) 
proved a source of emolument to this place, which rapidly increased in popu- 
lation and importance." These shrines were like the modern Lourdes — having 
relics believed to possess the power of healing, etc. 

Thousands of Roman coins and some Roman pottery have been dug up in 
Braintree and Bocking. With Bocking, the population is now about ten thousand. 
'Tis a clear and healthful place of residence. The feudal town " suffered the 
penalty of prosperity." Only a few of the buildings of the " golden age " of 
architecture remain : even these are mostly altered. Internally many houses 
reveal old carving and mantel pieces of oak. The old inns seem to have been 

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the most favored of Time, the destroyer. " The Boar's Head," " The Six Bells," 
" The White Hart," " The Horn," '" The George," "The Wheatsheaf," " The 
Woolpack " and " The Black Boy," all show evidence of age. Above all there 
is one fine old house remaining which has very particular interest to the Ameri- 
can Loomises. This is the house that was occupied by John Hawkins who, 
when about to die in 1633, had Joseph Loomis visit him to witness his will. As 
this will pays to Joseph Loomis the tribute of the words " my loving friend and 
neighbor," it now may be well believed that Joseph Loomis was more than 
just this friend and neighbor in Braintree. The proof that he was an eminently 
prosperous man, and an intelligent one, enjoying social privileges of distincton, 
locally, is here had in plenty to our view — for ivho was this John Hawkins ? He 
was no less than a Braintree man, who had risen to commercial eminence and 
wealth in London, becoming a dignitary of the Grocers' Company there, (then 
three hundred years old) ; and he was made an Alderman of the city of London 
in 1626. This office was then of more significance than it is to-day in America. 
The house of John Hawkins now faces " Great Square ; " a view is given of 
its garden front. With wealth he built or bought this fine home in Braintree and 
laid out a beautiful garden behind it. The street front has been remodelled for 
a large store. The alterations have caused the Tudor mantelpiece of stone, 
bearing the Arms of the Grocers' Company in one of the spandrels, to be 
removed, — and also some valuable oak carving. Ornaiuental ceilings of plaster 
in the Italian style still remain. Hawkins's place of burial, in the chancel of 
the church, also indicates bis importance. A mural monument is there inscribed 
to his memory. 

It is not merely such things as that Hawkins and Loomis were friends, or 
that the latter probably was a bearer at the funeral, with which we are the most 
impressed. The great facts that issue out of the association of these two gentlemen 
are these : — 

First — May it not be held that a neighbor who is called to witness a will, 
in the sick chamber, is apt to be one who resides close by? .Second — The house 
of Hawkins stands on the upper side of the market-square, facing west. Some 
of the property of John Lummys, as his will shows, stood " near the market- 
cross." This cross is just below the Hawkins house on the south, viz: 



Market Square 

J. H. 

1. Orange Tree Inn 

2. Nag's Head Hotel 
X Market Cross 

Between the corner nearest the market-cross and the Hawkins house there are 
a couple of good-sized structures ; one an old house modernized, while the other 
is entirely new, but surely replacing some former building. The upper building 
adjoins the Hawkins house, but has no old features now. The rear of the house 
is shown slightly, in the picture of the Hawkins place. Like the latter, the other 









SJnnmtH JFamtly in Inijlmtb 

house has a garden extending from the rear eastward, and adjoining the Haw- 
kins garden ; but unhke the still open latter, its garden has been built upon 
modernly. Significant also it is that there was no drive-way, or outlet, from 
the garden eastwardly, but rather to the south, and thus opening directly out 
into the square close to where the market cross stood. Now, therefore, one is 
easily led to conceive that the residential and business premises of Joseph Loomis 
were between what is now the Nag's Head Hotel and the Orange Tree Inn, and 
that the other house which John Lummys owned and had rented to John Lunt, 
his apprentice or successor in the tailoring business stood adjacent. Such loca- 
tions would have been satisfactory for the vocations of these residents, and 
business was generally then and still is carried on in the first floor of the houses, 
while the proprietor resides upstairs. Braintree's business center clusters about 
the upper side of this square. The modern growth has added stores along the 
two streets leading westward and northeast from the square or market-place. 

Issuing out of the square, directly to the north of the Hawkins house, is 
what is called " Little Square," with narrow, crooked passages leading into it 
betv.'cen the buildings. Most of these houses are old and residential. Several of 
them date from 1600, perhaps older. A photograph shows the corner of one 
of them with a glimpse of its overhanging front facing the " Gant," or " Gant- 
way," which name means a thin, slender or narrow foot-way. 

Braintrce was a part of the Duchy of Lancaster; part of these persona! 
possessions of the sovereign, in Essex, were held of the crown as of the Honor 
of Clare, bv the family seated principally at Clare Castle in the County of Suf- 
folk. A search of the Court Rolls of the Honor of Clare now filed with the 
Records of the Duchv of Lancaster, in London, has not resulted favorably. 
The "Book of Reliefs and Fines," number 124,862, from 1377 to 1742, made 
up from various records remaining in Gare Castle and the Duchy office, does 
not contain the name of Lomas in anv form, which seems peculiar, since every 
person upon first entering into the occupancy of a building, for the purpose of 
residence or of business, became subject to a "fine," or tax. This book is 
fragmentary, in the earlier portion, and also may be from 1600 to 1638, as 
seems evident. Court Roll 123-1S60 (5 Nov. 1591 to 1605) for Bramtree names 
no Lomas, which omission may be taken to indicate that John Lummys, father 
of Joseph may have been within this period, in the employ of another man and 
resident upon that man's premises. The Court Rolls of the Duchy, nuinbers 123- 
1860 and 123-1861 for Braintree, give no Lomas evidence, though the Goodwins, 
with' which family the Lomases later became intimately related, are men- 
tioned, viz : 

Rentals of the Manor of Markes in Braintree. Philip and Mary, 1st and 2 years 

^'^^ft'm of Mr. Goodinge for iii shoppes in the m'kett place in B (Braintree) sometyme 
Jo Tumor undr Mr. Ponder, iiid. 

Feet of Fines, the governmental records of the final agreements between 
querants and deforciants (buyers and sellers) of real estate, have been searched 
for the entire period of the residence of the Lomas family in Essex ; there is no 

uch record of such Loomis ownership. The lands, houses, business premises, 
etc in their occupation were principally held by them (with the possibe excep- 

on of the house of John Lummys in Thaxted grandfather of J^^^Ph L°o.nis) 
under conditions similar to those of their neighbors, 1. e.-by lease for life, or for 
"he period of several lives, or for a lesser term of years or by yearly rentak 
Thev owned the right of occupancy, and could bequeath this right by w 1 the 
land and buildings were held by the lord of the manor to whose court leet they, 

he le' sees and tenants were subject, and the lord, in turn, paid a yearly revenue 

into the Honor of Clare or the Duchy of Lancaster therefor, the first title to 
the property being vested in the crown. 

The Lay Subsidy records in the Record Office, London, which yielded vital 
results in Lancashire, as has been seen, also favor us a little in Braintree. The 
first mention in these national taxes of a Lomas occurs in roll number 112-626 
for the third and fourth years of Charles I (1628-29). This roll is an assess- 
ment upon the taxable inhabitants of the whole Hundred of Hinckford in which 
Braintree is embraced ; the membranes composing this roll are in a fine condi- 
tion. The subsidy was levied upon goods ("stock in trade") as follows: — 

"Brantry. John Hawkins gent. viii 11 — xxi s iiii d" 

" "Wm, LingAvood gent. iii li — viii s" 

" "Josipli Lomys iii li — viii s" 

Subsidy Roll number 112-630 Is headed: — ■ 

"Payment of the two first subsidies of five entire subsidies granted from the Temporally 

by Act of Parliament holden at Westminster 4 Chas. I." (1624) ; and gives: 
Braintree "Goodes," "Joseph Lomays iii 11 vilis- — vllis 

John Hawkins vl 11 xvl^ (xvi^) 

These are the only subsidy rolls now remaining bearing the name of Loomis 
before 1640; John Lummys may have been similarly taxed, and the roll there- 
fore be now missing ; the above items are scant, but brief as they may seem, 
the figures are eloquent. First it is seen that Joseph Loomis was thoroughly 
established as a merchant in 1628 in Braintree, and doubtless had so stood for 
some years before ; second, we see herein that the taxable value of his goods — 
in comparison with those of his friend, the wealthy John Hawkins, (probably 
then the richest merchant in Braintree), was as large as one-half: also that he 
was estimated exactly the same as his relative, Wm. Lingwood, whose means 
and position (inherited) gave to him the rank of gentleman. Loomis doubt- 
less inherited little, and as for the affix " gent," he assumed nothing, as became 
such a sensible Christian man. The tax paid in 1629 was eight shillings. 
£3:8:0 in (taxable) goods nowadays seems trifling; but to the assessors of 1629 
and to their owner, this sum meant over $150.00, which was a highly respectable 
showing for a Braintree merchant of that time. The sum represented a formid- 
able pile of "Bays, Says and Perpetuanos." Pennies went as far then as dollars 
do now ; everything was then on a small scale. To an American even the 
business of the Braintree of to-day would appear as " upon a small scale." By 
ten years later than 1628 our venturesome ancestor, with due care, could have 
easily accumulated the fair estate with which he embarked for America. 

Joseph I^oomis also paid the ship money tax, an act of special legislation. 
The account of the assessments of this tax is headed : — "An account of the money 
raifed in the County of Essex for the fetting out of a Ship of eight hundred 
Tunne appointed by his Maiesties writt to be ready at Portsmouth on the first of 
March 1636. 

In \Vhich the Several Summes imployed by the SherifTe upon the inhabitants 
and the rates of the Whole County are particularly expressed according to an 
order made by his Maiestie at the Councell Board the 23th of Aprill Last upon 
occasion of a complaint then exhibited against the proceedings of the SherilTe in 
that business. The whole charge being eight thousand pounds." . . . 

"Brayntree." i s d 

"Joseph Loomis, 00 - 09 - 04." 

This assessment was the one which caused such an uproar. John Hampden 
lefused to pay and fought the measure in Parliament. This item, and the will of 
John Loomis (see p. 97) are the only known instances of the name being spelled 

"Loomis" in England, and the former is, undoubtedly, the last existing record 
of Joseph Loomis in England. 

Here in this market-place of Braintree, for upwards of seven hundred years, 
there has been held a "market." This market-day is still a weekly affair. 
From all the surrounding towns came the people with their produce, horses, 
cattle, sheep, swine, and the various products of their handiwork, including 
home-spun cloth, offering them for sale, or in exchange for other commodities. 
It was on market-days that emigration was talked over. For years after 1630 
the chief topic of conversation, aside from business matters, was the news from 
those who had gone to America and of those who intended to go. It was on 
these market-days that the visitors absorbed some influence of Braintree's inde- 
pendent spirit and non-conformity. The practical business men readily took to 
dissent from the " high church " performances of the time. Their fathers and 
grandfathers had done something along that line too. 

Joseph Loomis, on some market-day, must have first met Mary White, who 
had come to town with her father from Shalford, four miles to the north. Soon 
after their marriage her parents removed to Messing, where her father died leav- 
ing the following will : 

Qll^r Mill of Sohfrt Wljitf 

iSlir 3fat!ifr-lii-1Gani of ^oscpif Conmia 

In the name of God .Amen. May the seaven and twentyeth in the fifteenth yearc of 
the raifine of our Soveraigne Lord Jame,s by the grace of god Kinge of England ffrance and 
Ireland defender of the faith etc and of Scotland the fiftyeth. In the yeare of our Lord 
god 1617 I Robert White of Messinge in the countye of Essex yeoman, beinge of good and 
pfect remembrance, doc make this my last will and testament, in manner and forme fol- 
lowinge. Imprimis. I conunend my soule unto the hands of god almightey my most fayth- 
ful creator redemer and sanctifier and my bodie to be buried in the parish church or church 
yeard of Messinge, at the discretion of mine executors. Item I give and bequeath unto the 
poore people of Messinge fortye shillings of lawful mony of England, to be distributed 
amongst them, at (at) ye discretion of mine executors and the minister of Messinge, within 
one month next after my depture from this naturall life. Item I give and bequeath unto 
Mr. Richard Rogers preacher of gods word at Witherslield in Essex aforesaid; and to 
Bartholomew Scrivener Minister of the church of god in Messinge aforenamed to each of 
tlicm the several! summc of fortey shillings of like lawful! monie, to be payd unto them 
within two nionfhes after my departure. Item I give and bequeath unto mine eldest 
daughter Sarah, the wife of James Bowtel! of little Salinge, the summe of fifteene pounds 
of lawful! mony of England, to be paid within fower years next after my depture. Item 
I give .ind bequeath unto Jeames Bowte!! the younger, son of my said daughter Sarah 
Bowlell, the summe of five pounds of good and lawful! mony of England, to be paid unto 
him when he shall come to ye sixteenth yeare of his age. 

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Marie the wife of Joseph Lummis of 
Branetree, one pewter platter. 

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth the wife Willm Goodmge of 
Bockingc the summe of fortye markes of like lawful monye (monye) within one yeare next 
after my depture, to paid unto her. 

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Bridgett White the sum of one hundred 
marks of like lawful! monve, to be paid unto hir upon the day of hir marriage, provided 
that she my said daughter bridgett shall not bestow hir selfe in marryagc without the ap- 
probation a'nd consent of mv two sonnes in law Joseph Lummys and Willim Goodinge for- 
mrly mentioned, and mv wife Bridgett Wliite or the consent of tw^o of them whereof my 
wife to be one of the twaine. But yf it happen that shee mariye without the consent afore- 
said then I give hir only the summe of thirtye pounds of like lawful! monie. , , , , 

Item I give and bequeath unto my daugliter Anna White the summe of one hundredth 
ir.arkes of like lawful! mony: to be paid unto hir upon ye day of hir marriage; yf soe be 
she shall bestow hir selfe in marriage, accordinge to the likinge and consent of my two 
fornamed sonnes in law, and my wife, as is aforesaid. But yf it soe fall out, as that she 
my said daughter Anna shall marrve without the consent and .ipprobation former y men- 
tioned, then I give and bequeath hir only the sum of thirtey pound of like and lawful! monie 

Item I <'\vc and bequeath unto mv sonne Nathaniel White the sume of fortie pounds of 
like lawful! monye, whereof my will is that twenty pounds shalbe paid within one yeare 

IGonmts C^rnralngij 


next after my dcpture, and the other twentyc pounds to be paid unto him within two years 
next after my said depture outc of this naturall life. Item I give and bequeath unto my 
Sonne John White the summe of two hundreth pounds of like lawful! monie to be paid to him 
when he sliall come to ye years of one and twentye of his age ; yett provided that my said 
Sonne John sliall not bestow himsclfe in marriage without the approbation and consent of my 
aforesaid two sonnes in law Joseph Lummys and William Goodinge, and my wife his moth- 
er. And yf it soe fall oute that tliis my son John shall match him selfe contrarye to the 
good likinge and consent aforesaid, then I give and bequeath unto him onlye as his full 
portion the summe of one hundred pounds of like lawfull nionyc. 

Item my mind and will is, that yf any of my foresaid children that are unmarried shall 
depte this naturall life before the tymes appointed for the paymt of their portions; or yf any 
of them shall marrye contrarye to the consent and approbation mentioned, then such summe 
or summes of monie (as shall remaine and accrew, eyther by their death or disobeydience), 
slmll he equally devidedt amongstc the rest of my children whither marrj'cd or unmarried, 
pte and parte like. 

Item I give and bequeath unto my son John White the ioyned standinge bedstead wch 
is in the parlour, wth the featherbed, flockbed, bolster coueringe wth other furneyture there- 
unto belonginge ; alsoe the presse cupbourd the cupbourd table and newest chest, all wch 
are in said ploure to be delivered him after the death of my wife Bridget! White, or in- 
stead thereof the summe of twenty marks of like lawfull monye. 

Item I constitute and ordaine my aforesaid sonnes in law Joseph Lumys Willm Good- 
ings supulsors of tills my last will and testament and doc give unio each of them tlie several! 
summes of fortey shillings of like lawfulle mony : touards their charge and paines in seinge 
this mj' will executed according to my minde. 

Item I give and bequeath unto Ralph Bett the younger my kinsman and servant tTie 
summe of five pounds of like lawfull monye, to be paid unto him within one yeare next 
after my depture. Item I give and bequeath unto Joseph Digbie my servant, twentye shil- 
lings of like lawfull monye, to be paid within one yeare next after my depture. 

Item all the rest of my goods unbequeathed I give and bequeath unto my wife Bridgett 
White, and to my sonne Daniel Wliite wdiome I constitute and ordayne the ioynte executors 
of this my last will and testament, hopinge they will faithfullye execute this my last will 
accordinge to the trust reposed in them. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto sett myne hand and scale the daye and year first 
mentioned. Robert White. 

In presence of us Jolm Christmas ye elders (x) marke — | | — 

Willm Levett S. T. 

Probatu fuit Testamentu apud Kelvcdon vicesimo Die Mensis Junii 16x7. 

This will, supplemented by other records, yields the following facts: 

Robert White, yeoman, b. England, prob. at Messing, and there d., and buried June 17, 
1617. He m. June 2^, 1585, Brydgette, bapt. at Shalford, Mch. 11, 1562, dau. of William 
Allgar, who d. at Shalford, and there buried, Aug. 2, 1575. (See N. E. Hst. and Gen. 
Reg. June 1901.) 

Robert White lived in Shalford most of the time from his marriage, until a few months 
before his deatli. He was a rich man, for those times. He was friendly to the Non- 
ronforinists. .'^halfoid is 2 miles south of Weathersfield ; here (Shalford) were b. his chil- 
dren ; and here baptized ; viz. : 

1. Daniel. 

2. Sarah, m. James Bowtell. 

3. Mary, bapt. Aug. 2_(, 1590; m Joseph Loomis, Windsor, Conn. 

4. F'lizabeth, m William Goodwin, Windsor, Conn. 

5. Bridgett. 

6. .Anna, or Rosanna, m John Porter, Windsor, Conn. 

7. Nathaniel. 

8. John, m Mary Levett, Hartford, Conn. 

The Braintree men, through their business abroad, had opportunities to 
look out upon a world that was wider than their own shire. London was doubt- 
less no strange city to Joseph Loomis. There he must have gone both to sell 
and to buy. ^As a wholesale cloth merchant he may have visited the continent, — 
even Spain and Portugal, since it was that the Braintrce-Bocking cloth was 
largely sold in those countries. Non-conformity developed with Braintrce's com- 
mercial growth. Both features seem to have started together. Spiritual liberty 
was likely founded upon the material independence of the individual. Dissent 
in Essex dates back to 1375, the days of John Wyclif, the Reformer, whose ideas 

_io5 Honmtg jFamtly tu jEuglault 

were favored by John o' Gaunt, the over-lord of our early Loomises in Lan- 
cashire. In the following reigns the government tried but failed, even with 
the measures that were severe, to stamp it out. But it was not until Tyndale's 
translation of the New Testament reached the people that Braintree residents 
became dissenters, conspicuously. The church and state soon proscribed the 
translation, and those who were found to possess a copy of it were punished. 
In 1527 three men and a woman, all of Braintree and of the name of Beckwith, 
were dealt with for having a copy of the New Testament in English. Some 
ecclesiastics sought to " corner " the Bible and maintain " trust methods " in 
disseminating its contents. The repression did little good, for on January 27, 
1550, some sixty persons — (it is related by Frederic West) met in a house in 
Bocking on a Sunday, where arose a great discussion amongst them. The 
subject thereof was " whether it was necessary to stand or to kneel, to be bare- 
headed or covered at prayer." These people soon arrived at a remarkably sensible 
and clear judgment, viz. (that) " the ceremony was not material, but that the heart 
before God was required, and nothing else." The wonder now is that everybody 
else could not then see the truth of that utterance. As for the clergy, they 
would not see it if they could. Moreover, the church determined that nobody 
should be suffered to express such a sane belief. And so those Braintree-Bocking 
people, who could think a little for themselves, were denounced as " dangerous," 
which, in another way, they certainly were. The Sheriff soon appeared and 
these people of clear insight were brought before the Council. They confessed 
that they had assembleil " for to talk of the Scriptures ; " also that they had not 
attended conmiunion at the parish church for two years. Five of them were 
condemned to prison, and seven bound over in a penalty of £40 each (over 

The Baptists of Braintree claim the date of that meeting, in the house at 
Bocking, 1550, as marking the origin of their cliurch. Between 1553 and 1558, 
when the persecuting statutes against heretics were revived, during the tem- 
porary increase of Papal power in England in the reign of Queen Mary, and 
while the lUshops Latimer, Ridley, Cranmcr and others were being burnt, quite 
a number of citizens in and around Braintree. also were condemned to death at 
the stake. These were William Piggott. Stephen Knight, Thomas Hawkcs, 
John Laurence, William Hunter, Richard and Thomas Spurge, Catherine Hutt, 
William Purchas, Cavell and Ambrose. The burning of these martyrs is de- 
scribed in Fox's Book of Martyrs, wherein is also mentioned the putting to death 
at Canterbury, of one John Lomas of Tenterden in Kent, heretofore referred to. 

All that sort of actual and severe persecution quite came to an end with 
the death of Queen Mary, 1558. England then ceased to be Catholic, and became 
nominally Protestant. Non-conformity so steadily increased, however, that under 
Queen Elizabeth Parliament enacted the following: — 

(Statutes of the Realm, 23 Eliz. (1581) C. I. Vol. IV, p. 657— "That every per- 
son above the age of xvj yeares, which shall not repaire to some Churche Chappell or usual 
Place of Common Prayer, but forbeare the same contrarye to the tenour of a Statute made 
ill the firste ycare of her Mat'f's Reigne for Uniformite of Common Prayer, and being 
tlicrrnf lawful! convicted, shall forfaite to the Queenc's Matie, for every Moneth after 
Ihend of this Session of Parliament whichc he or she shall so forbeare. twentie poundes of 
lawfull English Money; and that over and besides the said Forfeytures, every person so for- 
bearing, by the space of xii Monethes as aforesaid, shall for his or her obstinacie, after 
certific'at thereof in Writinge made into the Courte commonlye called the Kinge s Bench, or 
by the Ordinarie of the Dioces, a Justice of the Assise and Gaole Dehverye, or a Justice 
of Peace of the Countie where suchc Offendor shall dwell or be, be bounde with two suf- 
ficiente Sucrties in the somme of two hundrcth pound at the leaste to tlie good Behavior, and 
so to continue bound, untill suche tyme as the persons so bounde do conformc themselves 
and come to the churche, accordingc to the true mcaningc of the said Statute made in the 
said firste yeare of the Queene's Ma'ies Raigne." 

|[Iomms ^gnralngg 106 

Absence, from church alone, unaccompanied by any other act, constituted 
recusancy. Till the Statute of 35 Eliz. (1591) C. I., all non-conformists were 
considered as recusants ; this statute was the first to distinguish the Popish from 
other recusants. The Protestant recusants continued subject to the statutes before 
35 Eliz. 

The statute of 3Sth Eliz. (1591) added imprisonment, and if after 3 
months persistence the subject must adjure the realm, and that if he return after 
banishment or refuse this condition, he should suffer capitally as a felon, without 
benefit of clergy. 

In the third year of Jas. I, 1606, this statute was amended to a fine of £20 
per month, and for not receiving the Sacrament £20 for the first year, £40 for 
the second year and for every default thereafter £60. Non-conformists were 
not relieved altogether from these statutes until the Act of Toleration, I Wm. and 
Mary (1689) i, c. 18. 

The act for imprisonment and death was passed probably before Joseph 
Loomis was born and before his father settled in Braintree. Hence all the legal 
proceedings that were taken against those who violated this law have no special 
application to these Lomases, but Joseph Loomis faced a heavy fine for a with- 
drawal from the parish church. We do not consider that he did withdraw there- 
from, but rather continued therein though as one of the dissatisfied minority. 
Before the last year of Elizabeth, 1603, some of the Essex clergy had become 
enlightened, which cost some fifty of them their positions. The liberal or Puritan 
party in the church continued to gain in members for fifty years after 1603, and 
many Separatist assemblies had become organized. It is, of course, to be expected 
that John Lunimys was something of a Puritan, though from what is known 
of him, no hint is had that he was an extremist — a Separatist. His son Joseph 
undoubtedly, was something of a Puritan sympathizer. Both men probably 
attended St. Michael's church in Braintree so long as they lived there. There 
is every reason to believe that they did so. There were small groups of people 
in Braintree that did not conform at all ; but they were not composed of important 
men like John Hawkins and Joseph Loomis. We cannot conceive the loving 
friendship of these two men as possible, without religious harmony between 
them ; and Hawkins certainly did not withdraw from the parish church. John 
and Geoffrey Lommys and their wives must have been buried in the church- 
yard. The business success of Joseph Loomis is evidence that he lived agreeably 
with his neighbors. His father-in-law, Robert White, was a communicant of the 
Shalford or Messing churches until he died. We do not see anything in the 
Braintree religious conditions as particularly applied to Joseph Loomis, to war- 
rant the belief that he was any such puritanical sort of gentleman as Macaulay 
so vindictively and unnecessarily described some Puritans were, viz : — 

"The dress, the deportment, the language, the studies, the amusements of the rigid sect 
(the Puritans) were regulated on principles not unlike those of the Pharisees who, proud 
of their washed hands and broad phylacteries, taunted the Redeemer as a sabbath-breaker 
and a winebibber. It was a sin to hang garlands on a Maypole, to drink a friend's health, 
to fly a hawk, to hunt a stag, to play chess, to wear love locks, to put starch into a ruff, to 
touch the virginals, to read the Fairy Queen. Rules such as tliese, rules which would have 
appeared insupportable to the free and joyous spirit of Luther, and contemptible to the 
serene and philosophical intellect of Zwingle, threw over all life a more than monastic 
gloom. The learning and eloquence by which the great Reformers had been eminently dis- 
tinguished for their success, were regarded by the new school of Protestants with suspicion, 
if not with aversion. Some precisians had scruples about teaching the Latin grammar, be- 
cause the names of Mars, pjacchus and Apollo occurred in it. The fine arts were all but 
proscribed. The solemn peal of the or.gan was superstitious. The light music of Ben 
Johnson's ma.sques was dissolute. Half the fine paintings in England were idolatrous, and 
the ctlier half indecent. The extreme Puritan was at once known from otlier men by his 
gait, the upturned white of his eyes, the nasal twang with whicli he spoke, and above all, by 
his peculiar dialect. He employed, on every occasion, the imagery and style of Scripture. 

Entrance to St. Mary's Churchyard, Backing. 

Approach to Weathcrsfield from Shalford. 


IGoomtB 3Fmmli| in 1Eu5lau^ 

Hebraisms violently introduced into the English language, and mataphors borrowed from 
the boldest lyric poetry of a remote age and country, and applied to the common concerns 
of English life, were the most striking peculiarities of this cant, which moved, not without 
cause, the derision both of Prelatists and libertines." 

The truth of the whole religious situation in Braintree is revealed in letters 
written by the vicar of Braintree, about 1628-1631, to Bishop Laud. It is under- 
stood quite well in Braintree that Collins, the vicar there, while substantially a 
conformist, tried to prevent and keep out of all trouble. He sought peace in his 
parish — possibly preferring peace to principle. But he attempted the impossible 
when he endeavored to please both parties, — his bishop and his congregation. 
Among the latter was a strong non-conformist element. When Thomas Hooker 
was deposed from preaching in St. Mary's church, Chelmsford, in 1629, Collins, 
being on fair terms with Laud (then bishop), advised mild measures toward 
Hooker : and Collins added, " My Lord will be careful who succeeds him, for 
it's the greatest grief of my soul to see how full of whirligigs the heads of the 
people begin to grow." Two years later, 1631, the whirligigs seem to have 
gotten into Collins's own head somewhat, he being then reported to the bishop 
as inclining to the views of the reformers in his own parish. As a modern non- 
conformist of Braintree has remarked, " Poor old Collins ! he wasn't made for 
a martyr " — so it may now be conceived that this vicar's object might have been 
the saving of the " living." He held it for fifty-two years, 1610 to 1662, which 
was remarkable, seeing tha't he was, at lieart, both a Prelatist and a Royalist. 

From Collins's letter, in self-defence against the charge of his own non- 
conformity, written in 1631, to Bishop Laud's Chancellor, it v/ill be seen just 
what were the conditions for some years prior to Loomis's departure for America ; 
and these conditions surely do not admit of that " picture of persecution " which 
has been hereinbefore referred to with respect to the causes of the emigration 
from Braintree; and would it be fair for us to lament or complain at the fines 
and imprisonments imposed by the English courts of justice upon those non- 
conformists, who (however noble and inspiring their motives), broke the laws of 
their country, when these same non-conformists, later in America, inflicted 
harsher penalties upon the devout Quakers, — a religious people upon whose hands 
are no stains of blood or of intolerance in American history? Collins wrote: 

"My Lord's displeasure pierces deep with me. The complaint which hath provoked 
him I willingly and wittingly occasioned, to reform the error of sundry on my townc, which 
would not be persuaded, biit that it still lay in me to procure them a toleration of their 
wonted unconformity which I labored to draw them from. It is no easy matter to reduce 
a numerous congregation to order that hath been disorderly these fifty years." 

Collins continues the letter by saying that these non-conformists in his congre- 
gation were prepared, if he had been severe, to leave their homes and go to New 
England, or elsewhere. That this meant that they were men of means, whose 
contributions would be missed, and also quite a number of them, is clear for he 
adds : " What a burden of the poor and other town charges would be thrown 
upon those that remain." This letter concludes with — " My Lord of London 
needs not to implore the power of the High Commission to rule me, the least 
finger of his own hand shall suffice. It makes me add a new prayer to my 
Litany : ' From this people, good Lord, deliver me ! ' If I may neither prevail 
for remission of His Lordship's intention, nor for removal from hence in con- 
venient time, I hope I shall ere long be at rest with the Great Bishop of our 

In the life of Dr. Kidder, rector of the little church at Rayne (afterwards 
Bishop of Bath and Wells), located nearly two miles from Braintree niarket, 
occurs a passage that well indicates the marked intellectual and commercial inde- 
pendence of the citizens about Braintree; it shows that they had little esteem 

for services with " no preaching and (himlj ministers." After settling at Rayne 
he, (Kidder), stated: — 

"I soon discovered that the country I was come into was very different from that which 
I left. The country, indeed, was more agreeable as to my health, but in other tilings the 
difference was great. I had lived among a people that were modest and teachable, very 
conformable to the orders of the Church, and that showed great respect to the clergy ; that 
paid their tithes and offerings exactly. I came to a people that were factious to the great- 
est degree, that endeavoured to defraud the minister of his dues, that were censorious, and 
given to separation, and great iiiveighers against tlic innocent rites and ceremonies of the 
Church. I do not say they were all such, but there was much too much of this leaven, and 
it had infected a great part of this country side." 

Conditions continuing contentious, without iinprovement for the reformers, 
and discouragement at the growing power of Bishop Laud, all contributed to the 
cause of the emigration of the so-called " Braintree Company " in 1632, a year 
after Collins's letter. Laud's accession to the Archbishopric in 1633 made the 
situation in Braintree still less agreeable for those who did not leave with the 
first voyagers. These people followed, from tiine to time, in small groups. 
Joseph Loomis doubtless felt some force of the threat, that " they who make 
innovations in religion are enemies of the Kingdom." Business became affected 
by religious controversy. War was about to quite upset commerce and manu- 
facturing altogether. Joseph needed not much foresight to see that the prospects 
at home were unfavorable. Several things contributed to his decision to join his 
kin in New England. He could hardly have had any particular sorrow in leaving, 
save parting from personal friends. Scarcely any great sacrifice by him was 
involved, as he saw it, at the time of his departure. That Vicar Collins was 
sorry to lose him, personally, may be believed. That they parted as friends, 
forgetting the while their differences of opinion, is also entirely plausible. 
The vicar's blessing surely was given to Joseph and his family in the last hours 
of their Braintree days. And that the good-will and " God-be-with-you," regrets 
of every friend and neighbor, regardless of everything else, filled the last moments 
in Braintree and the last in England, — no one can doubt it who understands that 
time and its people. 

St. Michael's church. Here for forty years or more Joseph Loomis passed 
in and out. Here he was baptized between 1585-1592 — undoubtedly. Here were 
proclaimed the banns before his marriage-day, — the wedding having been con- 
summated as per this entry in the parish church of Shalford : — 

"Anne Dni 1614 

"Joseph Looniys was married unto Marye whight the XXXth Daye of June anno p"" 

Here without St. jMichacl's, Braintree, were laid in consecrated ground, 
Joseph's father, his mother and his probable brother Geoffrey and sister-in-law, 
Priscilla — all so laid from sight before his sight. No word, no mark, no stone 
or brass — nothing whatever remains to-day, either within or without the church, 
to show that any of these people ever here lived and died. Scarce two acres is 
the churchyard, yet within this space have been placed the thousands of the 
parish dead for nigh a thousand years. This ground has been buried full over 
and over again ; interment has been put upon interment, — stone upon stone. All 
is confusion, — hopeless and hapless. And yet all these earlier dead were here 
taught to believe in the actual resurrection of the body. Their wills expressed 
that belief and ordered explicitly the disposition of their remains in accordance 
therewith. Well it is for their church that these dead have not risen in the 
flesh on earth, as yet! "Dead men pay no tithes," saith the ecclesiastic. The 
church ever owning the ground, fixed the tenure of a grave subject to its 
pleasure. Not one single lettered stone in St. Michael's yard to-day will com- 


IGoointB jFctrntl^ in i£ttglau^ 

pare in either age or careful preservation with anv one of scores of gravestones 
in Windsor, Connecticut. The English custom of disturbing graves and destroy- 
ing the older memorials (which has often been the practice outside of the cities- 
barbarous though it be — ), instead of acquiring new land for new needs, is one 
that will not bear comparison with the nobler methods of the heathen. The 
gravestone to the memory of Deacon John " Loinas," 1683, in Windsor (Conn.) 
churchyard must be the oldest Loomis memorial standing in the world to-day. 

Though St. Michael's is placed meanly, shut in behind business premises, 
approached by narrow gantways, and requiring a fringe of trees around the yard 
to hide the surrounding structures, the edifice itself is inviting. Externally it 
is quite the same as in 1638, being built of small stones of flint" set in a mass,— 
a patternless mosaic. Unlike the soft Portland stone so common in English 
churches, the vicar says this tlint can : " Smile at the tempest and Time's sweeping 

It is known that there was a Parish Church here in the time of Edward the 
Confessor (1042) and the Church is named in the Domesday Book (1086) shortly 
after tlic Norman Conquest. How long before this the Christian religion was 
regularly ordered in these parts cannot be ascertained ; but we may well believe 
that there has been a continued succession of ordained clergy here ever since the 
conversion of the people of Essex to the Faith of Jesus Christ, about the year 
600 of our era. 

"William S. Maria, P)ishop of London, and Lord of the Manor of Braintree, 
was the Founder of the present Church. He was consecrated June 22nd, 1199, the 
first year of the reign of King John ; he was successor in the See of London to 
Richard Fitz-Neal, and was sometime secretary to King Richard L In the time 
of these two Bishops old St. Paul's Cathedral (London) was built, besides many 
other Parish Churches in Essex belonging to the gift of the Bishops of London, 
of which I'raintree was one. * * * * -j-j.jg ^\^f_Q ^f ngg is given for this 
church. The market town of Braintree and the origin of the Church of St. 
Michael are inseparably linked. * * * * The present church consists of 
the main portions of the original with later additions ; most of the first fabric 
remaining to the present day. The Tower with the Nave Arch, the Belfry Cham- 
bers and Windows up to the eaves of the wooden spire in the Nave, the Bases, 
the I'ill;irs and the Arcades on both sides belong to the time of Bishop William, 
the Founder. The Chancel Arch of that time was in existence when the Church 
was restored. The North and South Chancel Chapels were added, the former 
alxiut 1380-1400 — the latter is proved by the Arms in the Carved Oak Roof to 
belong to the reign of King Henry VHL and about 1543. The East Wall of the 
Chancel except the Window, is of the same period as the Tower and Nave. The 
earliest addition made was in the year 1349, when "Thomas, son of John de 
Naylinghurst of this town in his testament bequeathed certain funds for the 
work of the Church going on at that time." This work can be proved to be 
the rebuilding of the North Aisle, and in all likelihood the Clerestory of the Nave 
with a new roof, flatter than the old gabled one. Certain Essex historians 
have taken this date, 1349, as given in this Will, to show that the Church was 
first built at that time ; but those who understand the divisions of style of English 
Church Architecture are well aware that the original Tower, Nave and East Wall 
still remaining agree with the date of the license for the Market and the building 
of a Church "for the town, viz., 1199. Everyone who has studied the subject 
of Gothic Architecture, and has read the statements of recent writers (see Muray's 
Handbook to Essex), knows that the old historians of Essex, Morant, (Wright 
takes his historv from him). Newcourt, Ousely, Tyndal, and Muilman, all follow 
each other in giving us a wrong date for the foundation of the Church, viz., 
1349, instead of 1199. This is fully treated of by the Vicar in the Transactions 

Hlonmts d^iMtralngy 

1 lO 

of the Essex Archaeological Society, Vol. IV, Part IV, 1893. The history of the 
Bells would form a subject of itself. * * * * During the years which 
elapsed between 1522 and 1532 the old South Aisle was taken down, lengthened 
and widened, and a new South Porch was built ; soon after this the present South 
Chancel Aisle was added and made into Jesus Chapel. Other changes were made 
to meet the prosperity of the times and the increasing religious ceremonies ; but 
most of these were soon after rendered useless by the incoming of the 'Reforma- 
tion of Religion.' During the Reformation period our Church suffered grievously 
by being stripped of its ornaments and robbed of its emoluments. The puritanical 
period which followed did still greater harm to the fabric, either by actual muti- 
lation, or by deliberate destruction, or through generations of neglect. The 
endowments were nearly all taken away ; and those bequests which were formerly 
made for the Church now went to the maintenance of the ever-increasing poor. 
To save the old Church from approaching decay, Thomas Trotter, a merchant 
of London, and native of this place, left a bequest towards the reparation of the 
fabric, in 1630." [Statement by the Vicar of Braintree.] 

Unfortunately the floor of the church in which were old gravestones bearing 
inscriptions, was concreted over in 1852. Then too the old baptismal font was 
removed. There are some memorial windows of stained glass, though of wholly 
modern erection. The tower, which is Early English and almost the same to-day 
as when built, contains a large single lancet window and a good Early English 
archway into the nave. The three small round holes in each of the four sides 
of the tower, near the base of the pointed shaft above, are to let out the sound of 
the bells, which hang just below. The hood jutting out from the spire, about 
tvi'enty feet below the top, held the old sanctus bell, but now shelters a clock. 
The original bell for the clock still exists, and was bought with the "XX^" 
bequeathed by one John Peppis of Branktre, in 1518, "to the charges of a newe 
clocke bell to be made to serve for the clocke of the Churche of Branktre afore- 

In the old parish chest was found, not long since, a large parchment bearing 
the names of Braintree residents who died of the plague about the year 1670. 
This MS. is now framed and fixed to a pillar in the church. The records of 
baptisms, marriages and burials now exist only back to 1660. Some wood- 
carving that is old and fine remains, though much has disappeared. On the 
outside of the church, in the east wall, is a recess with a depressed arch fifty bv 
thirty inches wide, and about three feet from the ground. Near the right end 
of the sill-stone is a small circular depression, eight inches in diameter, with a 
drain. It is the vicar's theory that the feet of the pilgrims on their way to the 
shrines at Bury, St. Edmund's and Walsingham, were here washed by the master 
of the Jesus Guild. 

With this we will leave Braintree, thinking of its ancient people and as a 
beginning-place of emigration, to which now — 

Thitlier romantic pilgrims shall betake 

Themselves from distant lands. When we arc still 

In centuries of sleep, thy fame shall wake, 

And thy great memory with deep feelings fill 

These scenes wliich thou hast trod, and hallow every hill. 

We will take the road to Thaxted, over v.'hich John Lummys came — if he 
made his way by the direct route. The journey leads northwest, through the 
hamlets of Great Saling, Great and Little Bardfield, and Bardfield End Green, — 
fourteen miles to Thaxted. Thus one traverses an upland still thinly settled, 
through what is now a farming region, but well wooded in 1600. Topographically 
the progress is still upward, rising from Braintrce's elevation of two hundred 













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/^B^^^.W'IXG followed Joseph Loomis from Braintree to London, and thence 
^m ^^ to Xevv England, (Dorchester, Mass.), during the early summer of 
^■■''^r ■'j.iS, as set forth hereinbefore, there remains but one journey 
^B I J more — from Dorchester, Mass., to Windsor, Conn., sometime in 
Jr^~B i''>39- By what route did he and his family make this journey, — a 
^^'(^ journey more difficult to complete than any heretofore undertaken? 
f Having, in imagination, come with him so far, let us go from 
Dorchester to Windsor. This established, any de.scendant of his can retrace the 
steps from his present habitation, through his ancestors, back to Thaxted, Eng- 
land — a journey, in time, of 400 years. This final part of Joseph's journey is 
admiral)ly pictured in the following, from the pen of one of his descendants, 
Sarah II. Loomis, now Mrs. Albert H. Pitkin. 

iSnutc talvpit bg tl)f EarUj grttlpra nf IBtutiaor from Dorrl)rBtpr 

The wide-spread restlessness which obtained in four of the chief settle- 
ments of the }.Iassachusetts Bay Colony, within four years after these towns were 
planted is a curious fact. It was not that these people had repented of coming to 
America. They had no desire to return to their homes in England. When the 
first suggestions of removal began to be whispered abroad, it was supposed that 
the settlements would be near at hand and that the strength of the Massachusetts 
Colony should not be weakened. But, at length, it began to appear, that the 
distant valley of the Connecticut was territory to be occupied. In various ways 
since 1630, this rich and fertile valley had been brought to the notice of the 
Massachusetts settlers, and had doubtless stirred their imaginations. The word 
" Connecticut " meant to them, then, only the valley, and the story of its rich- 
ness, beauty and extent had charmed their thoughts. The real transfer which 
originated and established the colony of Connecticut took place in 1635 and 1636 
but people continued to come for several years in considerable numbers to the 
valley from England seeking these towns as the places where their kindred and 
friends had settled. (I. N. Tarbox). 

On April 4, 1631, three Sachems from Agawam or vicinity of Springfield, 
one of whom had for a time, been in the service of Sir W' alter Raleigh, visited 
Gov. Winthrop and bore to the English the first intelligence of the Connecticut 
river and the wav overland to their place of residence. This is the route that 
is to be particularly considered. As early as Sept., 1633, Mr. John Oldham 
with three others, travelled through the wilderness to Connecticut to view the 

country and to trade with the Indians. They appear to have had information 
from the Dutch of New York of a valuable tract upon the Connecticut river. 
Mr. Oldham knew the ways of the Indians and their habits and had some 
knowledge of their language and he was hospitably received. He and his com- 
panions seem to have been the first white men who had gone across the country 
from the Bay to the Connecticut river. When they returned to the Bay Colony 
they brought back such flattering accounts of the fertility and products of the 
soil that in 1635 a large company were induced to emigrate thither. The greater 
part of the companies, came through the woods by land and the remainder by 
water, and Winthrop tells us of one company of " about sixty men, women and 
children who went by land to Connecticut with their cows, horses and swine 
and after a difficult and tedious journey arrived there safe." That which is 
now a three or four hours trip was then a journey of two weeks. Their household 
furniture, bedding and winter provisions were sent around by water. 

Only a mile or two from their habitation in Dorchester they were in a wilder- 
ness with no sign of human life. There were hills to be climbed, streams to be 
forded, and morasses to be crossed. Their guides were the compass and the 
north star. Evening by evening they made camp and slept, guarded and sen- 
tineled by the blazing fires. Their toilsome and devious way led them near the 
mouth of the Chicopee, not far from where Springfield now stands. They at 
length came in sight of the river, the object of their anient expectation, and 
thence down, along the Connecticut was a comparatively straight and easy 
pathway. The wide, full river, flowing with larger tide than now, was crossed 
on rafts and rudely constructed boats. 

The spirit of adventure and commence was strong in the early American 
settlers and the English Colonies were not half a century old before roads were 
opened between the settlements. Already Indians had made trails across mountain 
and through forest. Some of these were for hunting and some for portage 
paths, and some were war-paths, over which silent-shod warriors filed into the 
country of the enemy. These Indians' trails followed still older ones, made by 
the wild animals, and because of some instinct of direction with which the Creator 
had endowed these red men and their game, the paths were always the most 
direct natural routes. 

(I quote from the N. E. Gen. & Hist. Register). "From wigwam to wigwam 
that had hospitable doors always open on the leeward side, the pre-historic people 
drifted on their long distance paths. A stone mortar for the grinding of parched 
corn was a halting place. Their trails by constant use became paths. Upon the 
advent of another race, the marks of the Indian's moccasined feet were very 
soon covered by the heavy steps of the White Man, and the path of the Indian 
became the roadway of the pioneer settler.'' 

In the N. E. Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. hY, page 155, is a 
copy of the map published in 1642 by Woodward and SafTerey which gives the 
probable route of the early settlers to the valley of the Connecticut. These two 
men were employed to establish the southern bounds of the Massachusetts Bay 
patent and the map which they publish bears the date 1642. Written upon 
the map is the following: "A Description of the bounds of the Massachu- 
setts Bay patent — crossing the Connecticut River at the Windsor ferry place, 
the house of John Bisscll being at the west side and the Widow Gibbs, her house 
on the east side of the river. Also a description of the most remarkable rivers, 
brooks, ponds, hills, plains, swamps, situations of Indians, discovered bv the 
way." They followed a well-known way from Boston to Springfield, then passed 
down the river to latitude 41 degrees 55 minutes and established a bound at the 
Windsor ferry place. From thence they made their way as directly as possible 
across country to Providence, noting latitude from time to time, and remarkable 


^oomtH Jamtltj in Amnira 

things seen. They passed from Shenipsit Pond above Rockvillc through the 
location of the villages of Tolland, Willington, Warrenville, Ashford, and Phanix- 
ville. The map is very interesting and will well repav the time sprnt in investi- 

Holyoke (/„ Part) The Bay 





Old Fori 



X X 

So. Farmingham Dorchester 

See any Map of 
Massachusetts and Connecticut 
for location of route 

1 Springfield 

WlDdsor Ferry Place 

The four long distance paths from all the seaboard between Boston and 
New London, that approached each other, as they extended into the interior, 
were nnitcd as one " Great Path." in passing through the valley of the Quabaug 
and, thereafter reaching " Quabaug Old Fort " stretched away in diverging lines 
to where the Indians were wont to resort. To-day a person in Oxford or Wood- 
stock, desiring to drive to Springfield by country road, the most direct, will travel 
along what was once called the " Great Road " in Sturbridge ; and Sturbridge 
is the only place in all the memorable journey of Mr. John Oldham and his asso- 
ciates that can be identified as having been visited. " Quabaug Path " at Oxford 
X'illage and " Quabaug Old Fort " at Brimfield are connected by a path still trace- 
able and very direct in its course. 

Perhaps it is sufiicient to say that writers agree that from Dorchester the 
route of the early settlers was through the location of what is now South Framing- 
ham to Oxford, Sturbridge, Brimfield and Springfield. 

There has been transmitted to us from early time, some knowledge indefinite 
in parts, of the general course of some of the long distance paths used by the 

in the history of Windham County, Connecticut, mention is made of a 
well-known path of the Indians from Mt. Hope and the Narragansett country 
to what is now Woodstock, known as the " Providence Path." 

In Bowen's "History of Woodstock" we read : "The old 'Connecticut Path' 
over which the distinguished band of Colonists went in 1635 and 1636 to settle 
the towns of Windsor, Wethersfield and Hartford passed through the heart of 
what is now Woodstock. (Stiles Ancient Windsor). This path so famous in 
the early days came out of Thompson's Woods, a little north of Woodstock Lake, 
and proceeding across the Senexet Meadow, ran near Marcy's Hill." A foot- 
note on page 52, \'ol. I, of Stiles Windsor is as follows: "In regard to the coiirr-e 
of the first settlers on their way to the Connecticut, Dr. McClure's manuscript 
in possession of the Conn. Hist. Soc, preserves the following narrative— 'In 
conversation with the late aged and respectable Captain Sabin of Pomfret, Conn., 
he related to me the following discovery, viz : About forty years ago he felled a 

large and ancient oak about the north lino of Pomfret, adjoining Woodstock. 
On cutting within some inches of the heart of the tree it was seen to have been 
cut and chipped with some sharjj tool like an axe. Rightly judging that the 
time when it must have been done the Indians so far inland were destitute and 
ignorant of the use of iron tools he counted the number of the annular circular 
rings from the said marks to the bark of the tree and found there were as many 
rings as the years which had intervened from the immigration of the Dorchester 
party to that time. Hence the probability is that they journeyed along the north 
border of Pomfret and as they traveled by a compass the conjecture is cor- 
roborated by that course being nearly in a direct line from Boston to the place 
of their settlement on the Connecticut river.'" 

Another mention in the grant of the old town of Mendon, date about 1660, 
called the " Path to the Nipmug Great Pond." 

The Rev. J. H. Temple in writing the histories of N. Brookfield and Palmer, 
locates the " Quabaug Old Fort " on Indian Hill, north of the Great, now Sher- 
man's Pond in Brimfield. This fort was directly upon the great Indian trail 
from Woodstock to the " Great Falls " at Holyoke, and but a little way South of 
the trail to Springfield. This fort is named oftener than any other, contem- 
poraneous, of the neighboring defenses. The messengers and agents sent at 
different times by the English autliorities to the Quabaugs for one purpose or 
another, often mention their stop at " Quabaug Old Fort." Four paths are 
mentioned as diverging from the fort. The great western path passed north of 
Steerage Rock to the bend of the Quabaug river ; parting there, one branch 
kept on south of the river to Springfield ; the other crossed the river into Palmer 
and on to the Great Falls of the Connecticut now Holyoke City. One path 
ran to the falls of Ware river, and still another to the Indian village at W. 
Brookfield. The character of the country lying between the eastern and western 
paths for a distance of twenty or more miles, north and south is peculiarly 
obstructive to an east and west thoroughfare ; so much so that even to-dav no 
road has been made or path found in that direction except where the valley of 
the Quinnebaug furnishes the v.-ay. The town of Sturbridge occupies the middle 
portion of this territory and the river enters from the west about mid-way 
between the north and south boundaries of that town. The Rev. John Eliot wrote 
while at Windsor in 1649: "20 myles up the river layeth Springfield where Mr. 
Aloxon is pastor, and this town [Springfield] overland from the Bay layeth; 
80 or 90 myles southwest, and is the road way to all the towns upon this river 
and (that) lye more south-ward." This was the way over which passed all the 
parties of immigrants and all the intercourse between the Bay settlements and 
those on the Connecticut river overland previous to 1648. 

This was the " Bay Path " of Dr. J. G. Holland's historical novel bearing 
that title, of wdiich the author writes as follows : " The principal communication 
with the Eastern settlement was by a path marked by trees a portion of the 
distance and by slight clearings of brush and thicket for the remainder. The 
jjath led through the woods which bore the marks of centuries. This path was 
known as the " Bay Path " or the " Path to the Bay," and received its name in 
the same manner as the multitudinous " Old Bay Roads " that led to Boston from 
every quarter of Massachusetts. It was wonderful what a powerful interest was 
attached to the " Bay Path." It was the channel through which laws were com- 
municated, through which flowed news from distant friends. It was the vaulted 
passage along which echoed the voices that called from across the ocean and 
through which rolled the din of the great world. The " Bay Path " was charmed 
ground — a precious passage. 

We are not accustomed to think of any indebtedness to the Indian, but 
in no respect do we owe him so much as for leading the way through what 


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otherwise had been a trackless forest. The Indian paths and land-marks Ix-camc 
by adoption those of the pioneers who gave to the present generations their homes 
" in a smihng land." 

Mrs. Albert Hastincs Pitkin. 
Hartford, Conn, June, 1908. 

illjf Sionmia iFmntlij tn MtniJonr. (Cnnncrttrut 

The history of Connecticut begins with the year 1630, and that of Windsor 
with the year 1633. The original town of Windsor was about 46 miles in 
circumference, lying on both sides of the Connecticut River. It was originally 
called Dorchester. At the Commissioner's court, Feb. 21, 1637, it was "ordered 
yt the plantacon called Dorchester shall bee called Windsor." 

Seven miles above Hartford, some Pilgrims from Plymouth Colony, in order 
to prevent the Diitch of New Netherland from getting control of " the finest 
valley in New England," built a block-house on the site of Windsor near the 
mouth of the Farmington, in 1633, and began trading with the Indians. This 
first settlement of Connecticut was made on " the Island," so-called, now owned 
by the Loomis Institute. 

Early in 1639 the people of the three towns of Windsor, Hartford and Wethers- 
field met in convention and agreed to govern themselves according to a written 
constitution. By this act they united themselves into a republic, the first in the 
new world, and which was finall}- called Connecticut. This republic of Con- 
necticut is believed to be the first state in the history of the world which was 
created by a written constitution. Moreover in the state thus founded there was 
no restriction of suffrage to church members. This constitution was inspired by 
the learned and eloquent Thomas Hooker of Hartford, and through it a democracy 
in which freedom, equality and individuality arc potent factors was obtained. 

Here, then, at the very door of our pioneer ancestor, was the birthplace of 
the written constitution, the full flower of which became the constitution of the 
United States of America. His sons and their families helped to build this first 
experimental republic. And from this republic and the town of Windsor have 
gone out freedom and equality, and sturdy and loyal descendants of Joseph 
Loomis, until the radiating lines of each reach to the uttermost bounds of these 
United States. 

God gives all men all earth to love, 

But since man's heart is small. 
Ordains for each one spot shall prove 
Beloved over all, 

wrote Riidyard Kipling : and we may particularize thus : 

And this one spot, for you and me 

Who do the name of Loomis bear. 
Now and for aye, truly shall he 

"The Island" home at Windsor fair. 

In 1633 Capt. William Holmes with a few other men, sailed carefully up 
the Connecticut, " pluckily disregarding the threats of the Dutch commandant of 
the fort at Hartford, and landing at Windsor, erected a frame trading-house that 
had been hewed and fashioned at Plymoutli, Mass., and established the first 
j>ermancnt English settlement in Connecticut." The site of this trading-house is 
marked by a boulder, erected by the Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth Chapter of the 
D. A. R., of Windsor; it stands about a mile south of the "meeting-house" on 
what is called "the island," on land now owned by the Loomis Institute. 

An Early Map of Windsor, Conn., /djj-zdjO. 

(From Stiles' Ancient Windsor.) 

The "Island" is the elevated portion just ivest of Plymouth meadow, 
and the Loomis Homestead is at the place marked thus — x 

(Ulir irarrubantH 





"From our Ancestors come our Names, 
But from our Virtues our Honors." 



^^^ JOSEPH LOOMIS, son of John and Agnes Loomis, was probably born 

Mu before 1590, England; married in Messing, Co. Essex, England, June 

^1 1 30, 16145 Mary White, bap. Aug. 24, 1590, (See N. E. H. and G. Reg- 

^11 ister, Vol. 55, pp. 28-29, for copy of Register of Shalford, England, 

V ^.^ marriages and baptisms), d. Windsor, Aug. 23, 1652. 

Mary White was a daughter of Robert and Bridget (Allgar) 
White of Messing, Co. Essex, England, who were married June 24, 


Joseph Loomis was a woolen-draper in Braintree, Essex county, England ; 
sailed from London April 11, 1638, in the ship "Susan and Ellen," and arrived 
at Boston July 17, 1638, tarrying about i year at Dorchester, Mass., it is 
thought. It is mentioned in the town records of Windsor, Vol. i, that on the 
2n(l of Feb., 1640, he had granted him from the plantation 21 acres adjoining 
Farmington river, on the west side of the Connecticut river, this 21 acres includ- 
ing the site of the first English settlement made in Conn.; (See Records of 
Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth Chapter, D. A. R.), also several large tracts of land 
on the east side of the Connecticut, partly from the town and partly by purchase. 

He therefore probably came to Windsor in the summer or autumn of 
1639, and he is generally supposed to have come in company with Rev. Ephraim 
Huet, who arrived at Windsor, Aug. 17, 1639. He brought with him five sons, 
all of whom were freemen, Oct. 7, 1669, and three daughters. His house was 
situated near the mouth of the Farmington river on "The Island," so called 
because at every great freshet it became temporarily an island by the overflowing 
of the Connecticut River. He died Nov. 25, 1658, as appears from the following 
record : 

SInnmts O^ntrtilngif 


Abstrarl of tljc Dtaposituin of tlje lEatalr of 3oarpl| SJoomta, 
Wtti&aor, fflontiprttrut 

Found in Original Records, Vol. 2, page 115-116, and in the printed Digest 
of Manwaring, Vol. I, page 135. He died Nov. 25, 1658. 

Inv't. £178-10-00. Taken by Henry Qark, John Moore. Ct. Records, p. 
115. 2 Dec. 1658. An agreement for a Division of the Estate by the Children of 
Joseph Loomis, Dec'd and approved by this Court of Magistrates to be an equal 
Division. To Joseph Loomis, to Nicholas Olmsted, to Josiah Hull, to John 
Loomis, to Thomas Loomis, to Nathaniel Loomis, to Mary Tudor, to Samuel 

This agreement of the children of Mr. Joseph Loomis respecting the division 
of the Estate of ye father deceased, approved by the Court 2 Dec. 1658: We 
whose names are hereunto subscribd doe by these presents testify that it is our 
mutual and joynt agreement to attend an equal division of the Estate of Mr. 
Joseph Loomis, Our father, lately deceased, wch said estate being distributed in 
the equal prption we doe by these presents engage to set down .Satisfied and 
Contented respecting any future trouble or demands about the foresaid estate 
now presented by Inventory to ye Court of Magistrates. 

Witness our hand, 2nd December, 1658. 
Joseph Loomis, Josiah Hull, Thomas Loomis, Mary Tudor, Nicholas Olmsted, 
John Loomis, Nathaniel Loomis, Samuel Loomis. 

That pioneer Joseph Loomis spelled his name Lomas is conclusivelv proven 
by the rare document of which the insert opposite 'is a photographic copy. 
Notice, this signature occurred 6 yrs. before his death. This being his own 
writing it seems as though he held, in his riper years, that it should be written 
Lomas and not Loomis. If he was descended from, or related to, Helias Lum- 
hals, whose land grant appears on page 78 herein, then possibly his reason for 
doing so was well-founded. Moreover, his eldest son, Joseph, m. 2ndlv, Alary 
Chauncey, and this grant, on page 78, was a quit claim to Henry Chauncey and 
others, of Norwich, so that it appears as if the Loomises and the Chauncevs were 
somehow related — at least, acquainted. This being granted, Mary Chauncey, 
Joseph's 2nd wife, was very probably a descendant of one of these Chaunceys 
mentioned in the above land grant, and therefore a distant relative, a "cousin" 
some degrees removed, of Joseph Loomis. There being no conclusive evidence, 
we leave the reader to form what opinion he may both as to the spelling of the 
name and the relationship between Joseph Loomis and Mary Chauncey. 

Qlomparattup (Sntralogiral g'tubg of tljp Progpny of tl)f iFtup g'ona of 

iJoapjiI) IGoomia 

The following tabulation of the descendants of the five sons of pioneer Joseph, 
by generations, reveals iiiany interesting and valuable facts. If the genealogy of 
other families contained such exhibits, a comparison of them would probably give 
us certain eugenic laws from which important deductions might be obtained. 

That being impossible, no such exhibits being available, let us study our 
exhibit and compare the results with such vital statistics as are available relative 
to size of families, number who die before the age of 16, number who pass the 
age of 60 and of 90, per cent who marry, comparative number of sons and 
daughters, the average age of the whole family, and lastly how the descendants 
of John excel and of Thomas fall short of the average. Following this tabula- 
tion the reader will find a comparison of these tabulated facts with the averages 
as given in the world statistics on like investigations. 

n:^'i;i \.:x 

Autograph of Joseph Loomis, 

April ij, 1652. 

A rare document, with losebh Loomis's signature, being the oldest 
written Loomis document in America. 


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Pioneer Joseph 

and his 







age of 



2nd Generation. 



Thomas. . . . 

Nathaniel . . 

Samuel . . . . 

Totals . 





































































3rd Generation. 



Thomas . . . 

Nathaniel . . 

Samuel . . . . 

Totals . 








































































3 \ 


































Nathaniel .... 



























Totals . . . 




















628-797 90 


1114-1151 19 

1162-1293 78 

1294-1500 117 

628-1500 479 




























Nathaniel .... 


Totals . . . 

i 52.7 
i 63.9 
• 52.1 

6th Generation. 



Thomas ... 

Nathaniel . . 

Samuel .... 

Totals . 

Total for Six 


272! 184 

4111 298 

17' 13 

189 133 

288 171 

396 287 

22' 12 

157 122 

260 1781 253 189 
1149 80611066; 781 

1-8711 1955 14211761 1252 3715 2678 

Many of the seventh generation being still alive and active, we cannot com- 
plete the statistics for it, nor for the succeeding generation— this labor will fall on 
a future compiler. . 

In " The W^jrld's Work," Jan. No., 1908, p. 9S22, an investigation ofiinglish 
records shows that the fertility in Normal Stock is about 5 per family. Our 
statistics for 6 generations show 6 per family. 

The marriage statistics for the following five countries based on census 

UnnmtB ^rnralngg 


reports of 1890 and since, show that out of every 100 adults, those single, married 
and widowed bear the following ratios : — 

Single. Married. Widowed. 

Belgium 35 55 ^ 10 

Eng. and Wales 29 61 10 

Ireland 41 47 12 

Scotland 34 55 " 

U. S 26 6s 9 

The first six generations of the Loomis family show for every 100 adult, 
but 16 single, and 84 married. Again statistics in general show that out of 
every 100 persons born, about 40 % ever marry; in the Loomis family over 
70 % married. 

In the 1908 issue of the World's Almanac, p. 145, we find that 50 % of all 
persons born die before the age of 16, that only i 1-5 % of each 100 born lives 
to the age of 60, and that the average duration of human life is about 33 years. 
Another authority says the average age of life is about 35 years. 

The statistics of the Loomis Family shows that even under the severe pioneer 
life of New England and the west, for six generations less than 15 % died 
before the age of 16, that over 26 Jo passed the age of 60, and that the average 
age of all born reaches 51 years; for, as is well known, the average age of 
women exceeds that of men. 

Again the mortality tables of insurance companies show that, out of every 
100 persons who pass the age of 10 years, less than i person reaches the age 
of 90 years. But for six generations, over ij^ persons out of every 100 born 
Loomis passed the age of 90 years. 

And what does all this teach ? That the Loomis Family as a whole have 
lived honest, clean and moral lives, otherwise the averages set forth could not 
have exceeded so greatly those of the world at large. And from this we are 
justified in inferring that the family has continuously held to high ideals of life, 
that character and hygienic purity was more than position and dollars, that 
temperance is worth while, and that right living as set forth in the Ten Com- 
mandments means length of years. Of this inheritance let every Loomis boast, 
for it is worth more than all else. All this tends to independence and liberty, 
and for these our pioneer Joseph came to America. 

Sfarfttliaitta of lEarlj of tl)p S'ona of JPtotttpr Soapplj Sioomia 

The following tabulation shows the number of descendants of each of the sons of Jos- 
eph Loomis, by the male line. The contrast between the descendants of John and Thomas 
is remarkable and affords abundant opportuiiity for a sociological investigation as why, in 
John's descendants, males preponderate, and in Thomas's, females. 







Second. . . . 






















Fourth. . . . 



301-437; 137 










798-1113J 316 


88 1152-1293 







2007-28131 807 


39 2863-3198 




Seventh. . . 



4503-5983 1481 


60 6044-6708 




Eighth . . 





IO3I 9925-10449 




Ninth. . . . 



11224-120191 794 


58 12078-12217 




Tenth. . . . 



12368-12509! 142 






Eleventh. . 

12.524-12525 2 

Totals . . 






Hon. Nathaniel Shipman, 


Seventh in descent from Mary Loomis, No. 4. 





S^Hmi^mttsuf 3JnBf pl| ICnmutH 

Abbrtotattana iEmplngfb in tijia (Bcucalngtral Scrori 

Throughout this work three classes of abbreviations are used : viz., those of 
vital terms, those of educational or religious terms and those of military or 
political terms. 

First class : — 
a., about 
ae., aged 
b., born 
b.ipt., baptized 
ch., church 
ch'd, child 
ch'ii, children 
d., died 
dau., daughter 
m., married 
n. or nr., near 
prob., probably 
Res., resides or residence* 
unm., unmarried 

Second class : — 
acad., academy 
Bap't, Baptist 
coll., college 
Cong., Congregationalist 
Episc, Episcopalian 
grad., graduate 
inst., institute 
Meth., Methodist 
polytech., polytechnic 
prin., principal 
Pres., president 
Presb., Presbyterian 
univ., university 
Univ't, Universalist 

Third class; — 
Co., company 
Dem., democrat 
Ind., independent 
leg., legislature 
mcmb., member 
Proliib., prohibitionist 
Regt., regiment 
Rep., republican 
Rev., revolution 
Vol., volunteer 

+ after a name indicates that he and his family are carried forward and will be found 
in the next generation. 

Note. — A few names have been received since the completion of the final numbering, and 
all such names, so far as possible, occur in the body of this work in the proper serial order 
with a fractional number prefixed; e. g., see No. 966.1, following No. 966. 

♦The last residence, or P. O. address, kiion'ii, follows the statement of the death of the 
person under consideration ; e. g.. No. 65, on p. 138, "Simsbury" is held as the last resi- 
dence of Philip Loomis. And all his children are held as residing at Simsbury unless 
otherwise credited. The above rule obtains throughout this work. 

(El|ili»rrn uf Sloapplj Sloomta of HuiiJaur, (Jlonncflirut 

'Take yc, the sum of all the Children of Israel, after their families, by the 
house of their fathers, with the number of their names." — Numbers, I, 2. 

Genealogical investigations have been unable to establish definitely the order of the 
children of Joseph Loomis, and it is considered advisable to give here the conflicting evi- 
dence : 

Possible Order of Children. 

1. Mrs. Olmsted 

2. Mrs. Hull.... 

3. Joseph 

4. Mrs. Skinner.. 
5- John 

6. Thomas 

7. Nathaniel 

8. Samuel 

born 161S married 1640 

1617 1641 

1618 1646 

1620 1638 

1622 1648 

1624 1653 

1626 1653 

1628 1653 

Probably, however, the order was as follows : 


Joseph, b. 1615. + 

Sarah, b. 1617 ; m. Sep. 28, 1640, Capt. 
Nicholas, d. Aug. 1684, son of James 
and Joyce (Cornish) Olmsted of Hart- 
ford, who came in the "Lion," arriving 
at Boston, Sept. i6th, 1633. He was 
Capt. in the Pequod war, 1675. The 
Olmsted's old family seat in Fairsted, 
Co. Essex, Eng., still exists. James 
Olmsted, "first settler," Hartford, 
Conn., was bapt. at Great Leighs (or 
Lees Magna), Co. Essex, Eng., Dec. 
4, 1580 (parish register.) The name 
of his wife was Joyce Cornish, m. at 
Great Leighs, Oct. 26. 1605, bur. Eng. 
Apr. 2t, 1621. James was the son of 
James, b. 1550, d. Dec. 2, 1595, who 
m. Aug. 12, 1676, Jane Bristow, he being 
son of Tliomas, b. 1521, who was son 
of James, b. 1496, the son of John, b. 
1470, and Alice Hankley, b. 1473, d. 
1533- Sec Frederick Law Olmstead 
(sen.) in his "Walks and Talks of an 
American Farmer in Eng.," chap. LH. 
Ch'n ; I. Sarah, 2. Mary, 3. Rebecca, 
4. John, 5. Samuel, 6. Deac. Joseph,' 
ancestor of Frederick E.' Church (Jo- 
seph," Dorothy* [Olmsted], Samuel' 
Nehemiah," Deac. Joseph'), b. May 4, 

iDeac. Jose/^li.^ ancestor of Frederick 
E.' Church (Joseph," Dorothy.' \Olmstead], 
Samuel.' Nelicmiali,' Deac. Joseph'} is a 
symbolic way of saying that Deac. Joseph 
Olmsted begat Nehcmiah Olmsted, who 
begat Samuel Olmsted, who begat Dorothy 

1826, a distinguished landscape painter. 
N. Y. City ;t also ancestor of Gen. 
James S.° Wads worth (Naomi" [Wol- 
cott], Samuel,* Naomi^ [Olmsted], 
Deac. Joseph," Deac. Joseph'), b. Oct. 
30, 1807, ^faj. Gen. U. S. Army; also 
ancestor of Norman" White (Eunice' 
[Stanley], Moses,* Hannah' [Olmsted], 
Deac. Joseph," Deac. Joseph'), b. Aug. 
8, 1857, Vice-Pres. of Am. Bible So- 
ciety, N. Y. City; also ancestor of Dr. 
Aaron L.° Chapin, (Laura" [Colton], 
Elizabeth* [Olmsted], Ashbel,' Deac. 
Joseph,'' Deac. Joseph') b. Feb. 6, 
1817, Pres. Beloit Coll., for more than 
20 yrs. ; and also ancestor of Denison" 
Olmsted, (Nathanniel,* Nathaniel," 
Nicholas,' Deac. Joseph') b. June 18, 
1791, who executed the first state geo- 
logical survey in this country, and who 
was a noted meteorologist, a volumin- 
ous author and Prof. Nat. Phil., Yale 
College. 7. Thomas, 8. Mabel. He m. 
2nd, Mrs. Mary Lord; he was a mili- 
tary officer and d. Aug. 31, 1684. 
3. Elizabeth, b. a. 1619, in England; m. 
Windsor, May 20. 1641, Josi;di, eldest 
child of George Hull, of Windsor. Mr. 
Hull was Deputy to the General Court 

Olmsted, who married a man by the name 
of Church, who bc.ijat Joseph Church, who 
begat Frederick E. Church. By means of 
this explanation it is believed the reader 
will readily translate all such symbolic ex- 
pressions occuring throughout this work. 

Colonel Samuel Colt, 


Sixth in descent from Mary Loomis, No. 4. 



iFtrat O^^ni^rattmt 

in 1659, '60 and '62. In 1662 he re- 
moved to Killinworth from which 
place he was Deputy, 1667-74. He d. 
Nov. 16, 1675. His wife was living in 
1665. Their children, b. Windsor, 
Conn., were : i. Lieut. Josiah, 2. Lieut. 
John, who was ancestor of Capt. Gus- 
tavus A.' Hull (James,' Warren," 
Pder,' Peter,' Deac. Josiah,' Lieut. 
John'), b. Apr. 18, 1827, U. S. Army, 
San Francisco, Cal. ; also ancestor of 
Henry H." St. Clair (Theodosia L.' 
[Hull], James,' Warren," Peter,* 
Peter,' Deac. Josiah,= Lieut. John'), b. 
Oct. 18, 1850, Assistant Editor of N. Y. 
Tribune. 3. Elizabeth, 4. Mary^ 5. Mar- 
tha,' ancestress of Rev. Titus' Coan' 
(Tamzin* [Nettleton], Samuel,' John,' 
Martha' [Hull]), b. Feb. i, 1801, Mis- 
sionary to Sandwich Islands, serving 
50 years. 6. Joseph, 7. Sarah. 8. Naomi, 
g. Rebecca, to. George, ir. Thcmas. 
4. M.M(y, b. Eng., abt. 1620; m. 1st, 1638, 
John Skinner of Hartford, d. 165c; m.- 
2nd, Nov. 13, 1651, Owen Tudor, d. 
Windsor, Conn., Oct. 30, 7690. She d. 
there Aug. 19, 1680. Ch'n— by Skin- 
ner— i. Mary, 2. Ann,' ancestress of 
Elisha^XoTt (-Tlarris,* Deac. Benjamin." 
Capt. John,' Ann' [Skinner]), of Hart- 
ford, Conn., b. Feb. 26, 1758, Comptrol 
ler of Conn., 1806- 18 r8; also ancestress 
of Samuel' Colt (Christopher,' Lieut. 

♦"Gideon Wells was a descendant of Gov. 
Thomas Wells, his mother being the dau. 
of Gideon Hale. He attended the .^meri- 
can Literary, Scientific and Military Acad- 
emy at Norwich, Vt., where the more im- 
portant part of his education was iicquired. 
At 21 was writing stories for New York 
journals and later entered the office of the 
'Hartford Times.' 

"In 1827 he was elected to the General 
Assembly from Glastonbury, being fre- 
quently elected thereafter as a democrat. 
Not long afterwards the supreme* court of 
the state Iianded down a decision in the 
then famous case of Atwood against Wel- 
ton, of which the result was to bar Univer- 
salists from giving testimony in court, the 
judges holding that no man could qualify 
as a witness who did not believe in the 
doctrine of future rewards and punish- 
ments. Wells introduced a bill to elimi- 
nate tliis religious test, but six years 
elapsed before it was passed. 

"He was comptroller of the state for 
three or four terms and in 1835 married 
his cousin, Mary Jane Hale, and settled in 
Hartford. Though the marriage appar- 
ently had nothing to do with it, Wells 
wrote in his diary that he bought and wore 
a wig in 18 ir, wearing a wig from that 
time on until his dealh. 

"He was postmaster of Hartford in Jack- 
son's administration and was in Washing- 

Benjannn,' Deac. Benjamin," Capt 
John,- Ann' [Skinner]), of Hartford, 
p. July 19, 1814, inventor of the revolv- 
mg pistol. 3. John," ancestor of Hon 
Nathaniel' Shipman (Marv' [Deming] 
Gen. David,' Alice* [Skinner], Rev! 
Thomas,' Nathaniel,' John'), b Aug 
22, 1828, Judge U. S. Court, Hartford, 
Conn. 4. Joseph, 5. Richard,' ancestor 
of Ichabod L.' Skinner, (Deac. David' 
Deac. Aaron,' Deac. John,' Richard')', 
b. Sept. 2, 1767, engineer of the Na- 
tional Road from Wheeling, W. Va. 
By Tudor— 6. Samue.!,' ancestor of 
Charles Jeremy' Hoadley (Harriet L.' 
[Hillyer], Lucy* [Tudor], Dr. Elihu,' 
Rev. Samuel,' Samuel'), of Hartford, 
b. Aug. I, 1827, State Librarian of 
Conn. ; also ancestor of Capt. Owen' 
Tudor (Dr. Elihu,' Rev. Samuel,' Sam- 
uel'), b. Mch. 23, 1777. U. S. Navy; 
also ancestor of the two brothers, Hon. 
Gideon' Welles, b. July i, 1802,* Sec'y 
of the Ur3. Navv, 1861-9, and Hon. 
Thaddeus' Welles, b. Feb. 23, 1806, re- 
peatedly State Senator, Conn., (Sam- 
uel,* who was Pres. Elector from 
Conn. 1821, and memb. of Const'I Com. 
of Conn., Lucy' [Kilbourn], Mary" 
[Tudor] Samuel'). 7. Sarah, 8. Owen, 
9. Ann, 10. Mary,' ancestress of Prof. 
William Seymour' Tyler, D. D., LL. 
D., (Harvard), b. Harford, Pa., Sept. 

ton in the navy department for three years 
under President Polk's administration. 
He came back to Hartford in 1849 and 
resumed newspaper work and, late in the 
So's left the democratic party for the re- 
publican and founded the 'Hartford Press.' 
He was a member of the republican na- 
tional committee for eight years and first 
met Abraham Lincoln in this city on March 
5, i860. 

"Lincoln called him to Washin.gton on 
March i, 1861, and he assumed his duties 
as secretary of the navy in Lincoln's cabi- 
net on ]\farch 7, i86r. It was his duty to 
create a navy and how well he accom- 
plished the task is shown by the fact that, 
when he became secretary the navy had 
about sixty-five ships and from 600 to 700 
men and at the close of the war it had 
from 600 to 700 ships and. about 50,000 
men. He made blunders, as when he re- 
joiced over the capture of Mason and 
Slidell who were taken from a Britisli ship, 
and again when he permitted his brother- 
in-law to accept government contracts. 

"He was present at the deathbed of 
Lincoln but remained in Johnson's cabinet, 
always having a genuine regard for Lin- 
coln's successor. He returned to Hartford 
in 7869 and, during the later years of his 
life wrote various articles for the 'Galaxy' 
and its successor, the 'Atlantic Monthly,' 
dying in this city in February, 1878." 

UnitmtH ^rnraliigij 


2, 1810, tl. Nov. ly, 1897, a John' Thomson and Margaret Orton, 

noted, teacher, theologian, Latin and dau. of John" Orton and Mary Tudor, 

Greek author, philologist, etc. — See dau. of Owen' Tudor and Mary 

Johnson Cyclopedia for his works, son (Loomis) Skinner, 

of Joab' Tyler and Nabby Seymour, j John, b. 1622.+ 

dau. of Deac. Jonathan' Sevmour and ^ t- ' t ~^ , 

Abigail Hart, dau. of Thomas' Hart 6. Thomas, b. 1624.+ 

and Mehitable Bird, dau. of Jonathan* /■ Nath.aniel. b. 1626.+ 

Bird and Hannah Thomson, dau. of 8. Samuel, b. 1628.+ 

^^ronli O^fn^ration 

"// is a help to mankind, to culture, to piety, to know one's self akin to those 
who suffered oppression and made noble sacrifices for the sake of conscience, helped 
to found our great Western civilization, or rallied to the defense of the infant 
nation ivhen its life hung in the balance." — Congregationalist. 

This second generation records the descendants of the five sons of the progenitor, 
Joseph Loomis, as follows: Nos. 9-20 are descendants of the son Joseph; Nos. 21-33. of 
the son Deacon John ; Nos. 34-44, of the son Thomas ; Nos. 45-56, of the son Nathaniel ; 
Nos. 57-66, of the son Lieut. Samuel. This genealogy, recording the male lines of the 
Loomis Family, does not include within its scope the descendants of Loomis daughters 
which it is desired to include in subsequent volumes of the female lines. — Editor. 

I. JOSEPH LOOMIS, b. Messing, Co. Essex, England, a. 1615; m. ist, Sept. 17, 1646, 
Sarah, bapt. I-^eb. 2, 1621, d. Aug. 23, 1653, eldest dau. of Wni. and Phillis (dau. of 
Richard and Sarah [Osborne] Lyman, who emigrated from High Onger, Co. Essex, 
Eng., 1631) Hill, of Windsor; m. 2nd, June 28. 1659, Mary Chauncey, who. d. Apr. 22, 
1681. Her parentage is not known. The History of the Treman Family in America, 
p. 168S, places her as the dau. of Pres. Charles Chauncey of Harvard, but this is 
doubted — at least, no conclusive evidence has ever been found. Neither does Judith 
Chauncey, spinster, the half-sister of Pres. Charles, mention her in her will dated Dec, 
1657, proven March i, 1657-8 (see Waters' Gleanings, Vol. F PP- 107-8), wherein ^he 
mentions many of her ''cousins" and other relatives. Neither does the "Pedigree of the 
Family of Chauncey." compiled by Stephen Tucker. Esq.. Somerset Herald in Ordi- 
nary, 1884, name a Mary which could possibly have been Mary, wife of Joseph 
Loomis. On May 3rd, 1643, he had granted him from the Plantation four acres of 
land, bounded north by land of Joseph Loomis, the elder. In Vol. I, of lands, in office 
of Sec'y of State of Conn., this entry occurs : Joseph Lumas Jr. owner of land before 
1653, at Windsor, Conn. In 1660, by purchase, he acquired land on the east side of the 
Conn. River. In 1686 he conveyed a part of this land to his son Joseph, and a part to 
his son John. He was a member of Windsor Troop of horse, in King Phillip's War, 
1675-6, (see soldiers in King Phillip's War. by Geo. M. Bodge, 1896'), and was granted 
6s 8d "on war account." He was a freeman* in 1654. and d. June 26, 1687. 12 ch'n, all 
b. Windsor. 

*Oath of a Freeman. — (See Mass. Col. Rec. I, p. 117. — "I, A. B., being, by God's provi- 
dence, an inhabitant & fifreeman within the jurisdiccon of this comonweale doe freely 
acknowledge my selfe to be subject to the goverm't theerof, & therefore doe heere sweare. 
by the great and drcadfull name of the everlyveing God, that I wille true & faithful to the 
same, & will accordingly yeilde assistance & support thereunto, with my p'son & estate, as 
in equity I am bound. & will also truely indcav'r to mainetaine & preserve all the libertyes & 
privilidges thereof, submitting my selfe to the wholesome lawes & orders made & estab- 
lished by the same; and furth'r that I will not plott nor practise any evill against it. nor con- 
sent to any that shall soe doe, but will timely discover & reveale the same to lawful! avithor- 
ity nowe here estaldished, for the speedy preventing thereof. Moreover, I doe solenmly 
liynde my selfe. in sight of God. that when I shalbe called to give my voice touching any 
such matter of this state, wherein ffreenien are to dcale, I will give my vote & suffrage, as I 
shall judge in myne owne conscience may best conduce & tend to the publique weale of the 
body, without respect to p'sons. or fav'r of any man. Soe helpe mee, God, in the Lord Jesus 

Hon. Gideon Welles, 


Fifth in descent from Mary Loomis, No. 4. 


Q. Sakah, b. July 22, 1647. d. 1654. 

10. Joseph, b. July 15, 1649.+ 

11. John, b. Oct. i, 1651. + 

12. Marv, b. Aug. 3, 1653, living in 1687. 

13. Sarah, b. Apr. i, 1660, d. June 4, 

14. Hannah, b. Feb. 2, 1662-3; m. July 
I, 1690, Abraham, d. 1730, son of John 
and Ann (Skinner, see No, 4) Colt. 
Ch'n: I. Abraham, 2. Mary, 3. Isaac. 

i>frn«li ^micrattnu 

15. jMatthew, b. Nov. 4. 1664. + 

16. Isaac, b. July 10, 1666, d. young. 

17. Stephen, b. Sept. i, 1668. + 
iS. James, b. Oct. 31, i66g.+ 

19. Nathaniel, b. Aug. 8, '1673; m. Eliza- 
beth . He removed to E. 

Windsor in 1700, and d. 1730. 

20. Isaac, b. Oct. 28, 1677; unm., d. Mch 
17. 1704- 

Abstract of Administr.\tion of Estate of Joseph Loomis, Sen., Windsor 

Found in original Records, Vol. IV, p. 261, and in Manwaring's Printed Digest, Vol. I, 
p. 332. He died 26 June, 1687. Invt. £281-14-08. Taken 12 July, 1687, by Henry Wolcott, 
John Wolcott, John Loomis. 

The children: Joseph ape 38 y., John 36, Mary 34, Hannah 25, Matthew 23, Stephen 
20, James 17, Nathaniel 14, Isaac 9 yrs. of age. 

Court Record, p. 132— 1st Sept. 1687: "invt. exhibited. Page 134, 26 Oct. 1687: An 
invt. of the Estate of Joseph Loomis, formerly exhibited in court, was now considered, 
& this Court appoynt Joseph his son and Matthew Loomis Adms. Order to Dist. and 
appoint John Loomis & John Moore distributors. 

Page 6.— (Vol. Vlll.) 6 Feb. 1709-10: Joseph Loomis, son of Joseph Loomis Sen., 
formerly of Windsor, Dec'd in Court shows that he and his Brother Matthew Loomis, 
now Dec'd have paid the Debts and delivered the Portions of the Estate to his Brothers 
and Sisters, and is granted a Quietus Est. 

5. DEACON JOHN LOOMIS, b. Co. Essex, England, 1622; m. Feb. 3. 1648-9. Eliza- 
beth, b. 1625, d. May 7, 1696, dau. of Thomas and Ann Scott, who sailed from Ipswich, 
England, April, 1634, to Ipswich, Mass., and had with them dau. Elizabeth, aged 9 
years, and removed to Hartford, Conn. (See land records in office of Sec'y of Conn., 
Vol. 11, p. 123. and Manwaring's Digest, I, pp. 32-35). He was admitted to the Windsor 
Church Oct. 11, 1640. On I\iay 3. 1643, he had granted him from the Plantation 40 
acres of land. He resided in Farmington from 1652 to 1660, when he returned to 
Windsor, and was Deacon of the church. He was deputy to the General Ct. in 1666 
and '7, also from 1675 'o 1687. He died Sept, I, 1688. x. 66, and his monument is still 
preserved in the Windsor burying ground. His will is preserved in the Probate office 
at Hartford, and his name is signed John Loomys. — -See copy of same below. 13 chil- 
dren — all b. Windsor, except 3rd, 4tli, 5th and 6th, b. Farminglon. 

5. John, ancestor of Capt. John' 
Brown (Owen," Capt. John.' John') b. 
May 9, 1800, of Harper's Ferry, 1859, 
whose "soul goes marching on" ; also 
of Rev. Dr. Heman' Humphrey 
(Hannah' [Brown], Capt. John,' 

21. John, b. Nov. 9, 1649. -f- 

22. Joseph, b. Nov. 7, 1651.+ 

23. Thomas, b. Dec. 3, 1653.4- 

24. Samuel, b. June 29, 1655, d. young. 

25. Danifx, b,. June 16, 1657.+ 

26. James, b." Sept. 19, 1659, d. Dec. 14, 

27. Timothy, b. July 27, i66i.-(- 

28. Nathan'iel. b, July 8, 1663.-1- 

29. David, b. May 30, 1665, d. June 24, 

30. Sam*iel, b. Aug. 12, 1666.-)- 

31. Isaac, b. Aug. 31, 1668, d. Dec. 12, 

32. Elizabeth, b. May 8, 1671 ; m. Wind- 
sor, Feb: 4, 1691-2, John, b. Jan. 8. 
1668, d. Feb. 4, 1728. son of Peter and 
Mary (Gillett) IJrown, who was the 
son of Peter Brown, who came to 
Plymouth in the Mayflower in 1620. 
She d. Dec. 11, 1723. Children: I. 
Elizabeth, 2. Mary, 3. Ann, 4. Hannah, 


John') b. Mch. 26, 1779, Pres. Am- 
herst Ce". 1823-45 ; and also of many 
other noted ones, some of whom are — 
Rev. Charles F. Hudson, author of 
several books ; Rev. Dr. Edw. P. 
Humphrey, Prof. Danville Th. Sem. ; 
Hon. James Humphrey, memb. Cong.; 
Rev. John Humphrey, Prof. Mor. 
Phil, Hamilton Coll; Rev. Dr. Zepha- 
niah M. Humphrey. Prof. Lane Theol. 
Sem., Cincinnati, O., etc. 6. Ann. 7. 
Sarah, 8. Isaac, 9. Daniel, 10. Mar- 
garet, II. Esther. (See Whitney Gen, 
p. 1274, for many descendants). 
Mary, b. Aug. 7, 1673, d. May 14, 

Will of John Loomis, Windsor 

Will dated 27 Aug., 1688. Exhibited 4 Dec. 1688. Will on file. No Court Records 

John Loomiss senior doe beinge of a competent understandinge and memory ordayne 
and appoynt this my Last will and Testament. 

lilnnmtB C^^ucalo^g 


In primis my will is that my eldest son Jiihn shall have a double portion of my estate 
in Land yt to bee accounted for part that he liave already beene possessed of and by this I 
Rive liberty to bee assured of 

my will is that all my land on both sides ye River shall be equally devided between all 
my children now livinge I leave itt in charg in my will yt there bee indeavered of all a 
ready complyance to agree in ye devission itt beinge so small devissions I know not how 
to pleas myself nor them My will is yt my daughter Elizabeth shall have equall portion 
with my sons excepting John of ye moveable estate my will is yt my wife shall have ye 
product of ye thirds of all my land as longe as she lives and that ye house homested & 
Barne Remaync to my wife as longe as she lives and ye free dispose of itt amongst my 
children when she dies & thatt ye 3rd prt of my moveable estate of what she shall chuse 
to bee to her free dispose amongst my children 

my will is yt my son Thomas's two sons shall have ten pound a pees of my moveable estate 
I apoynt my wife and son John Executors of this my will always provided yt my Just 
debt shall bee payd out of my moveable estate and if itt will not reach everj' one pro- 
portionable shall abate 

my will is that (illegible) 

by my wife at her death 

I subscrib my hand 
Wittness : John Looniys Sr 

Abigaill Aling 

Nathanale Porter 

6. THOMAS LOOMIS, b. Co. Essex, England, 1624; m. ist, Nov. I, 1653, Hannah, d. 
Apr. 25, 1662; dan. of Henry Fox (spelled also Fowkes — see Porter Gen., Ed'n of 1893, 
p. 9, which says: "dau. of Henry Fowkes, from Eng., Windsor, Conn., who d. Sept., 
1640) ; m. 2nd, Jan. I, 1662-3, Mary, d. Aug. 8, 1684, dau. of Thomas Judd, ancestor of 
the Judds of New England. He was freeman in 1654, and admitted to the church, 
April 3, 1666. He was a member of a Co. which served in King Phillip's War. He 
owned a farm in E. Windsor and d. Aug. 28, 1689. No will, but an estate adm'd. 11 
ch'n — all b. Windsor. 

34. Thomas, b. Oct. 29, 1654, d. 1654. 

35. Thomas, b. Mar. 17, 165.S-6.-l- 

36. Hannah, b. Feb. 8, 1657-8; m. Philip, 
son of Thomas, a bro. of Mary and 
Elizabeth Judd, b. 1649, bap. Sept. 2, 
1649, d. Waterbury, Conn., 1689. She 
was living in 1690. Ch'n: I. Philip, 
2. Thomas, 3. Hannah, 4. William, 5. 

37. Mary, b. Jan. 16, 1659-60; m. Apr. 3, 
1679, Michael Taintor, a Welshman, 
of Branford, b. Oct. 1652. He was a 
son of Michael and Elizabeth Taintor. 
He was one of the first settlers of 
Colchester, was deputy to the General 
Court for 26 sessions, anil was town 
clerk of Colchester for 30 years, 
which ofifice he held at his death Feb., 
1730. She d. May 11, 1695. Ch'n: i. 
Dcac. Michael,' who was ancestor 
of Henrv G.' Taintor (Solomon,' 
John,' Deac. Michael') b. Feb., 1813, 
Treas. of Conn. ; also ancestor of Eli- 
phalet Adams* Bulkeley (Sarah' 
[Taintor], Capt. Charles.' Deac. 
Michael'), b. June 20, 1803, Pres. of 
Aetna Life Ins. Co., Hartford, Conn. 
2. John, 3. Mary, 4. Joseph. He m. 
2nd, Aug. 1695, Mi's. Mabel Butler. 

Eliphalet .\dams* was the son of 
John Charles and Sally' (Taintor) 
Bulkeley, and the father of Morgan 
Gardner' Bulkeley, the fifty-first gov- 
ernor of Connecticut ; Morgan Gard- 
ner,' son of Eliphalet A,* and Lydia 
Smith (Morgan) Bulkeley, was b. 

E. Haddam, Conn., Dec. 26, 1837. He 
rem. to Hartford, in 1846, and was 
educated in Hartford High School. 
His first position was that of errand 
boy in a mercantile house in Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. He enlisted in the 13th 
N. Y. Regt. and fought under Gen. 
McClellan and afterwards served un- 
der Gen. Mansfield. Removing to 
Hartford in 1872, he became one of 
the most prominent men of the city. 
He helped found and became the first 
Pres. of the United States Bank of 
Hartford. In time he succeeded 
Thos. Enders as Pres. of the Aetna 
Life Ins. Co., and the wonderful suc- 
cess of this Co. is attributed to his 
rare business ability as manager and 
financier. In 1880 he was elected 
mayor of Hartford and re-elected 
three times. In 1888 he was nomi- 
nated by acclamation for Governor of 
the State, elected and took his seat 
Jan. 10, 1889, retiring from that office 
in 1893. In 1905 he was elected 
United States Senator, and his speech 
of acceptance uttered in the House of 
Representatives, was one of the most 
appropriate and eloquent eflforts heard 
by a Connecticut Gen. Assembly in 
many years. He m. Feb. 11. 1880. 
Fannie Briggs Houghton, who was b. 
July 3, i860, and they have a family 
of three children: — Morgan Gardner, 
Jr., b. Dec. 25. 1885; Elenor Hough- 

Hon. Morgan Gardner Bulkeley, 

1837- ■ 
Fifth in descent from Mary Loomis, No. S7- 






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^^rmili (^i>urrattmt 

toil, b. Apr. 7, 1893, and Houghton, b. 39. 

Aug. 9, 1896. 

(Gov.) Bulkeley is still a resident 
of Hartford, where he is honored as 
one of the foremost men of the city. 40. 

38. Eliz.-\beth, b. Jan. 21, 1663-4; ni. Dec. 
27, 1682, John, b. June 11, 1659, d. Apr. 
24, 1723, son of John and Mary 
(Hart) Lee. Farmington, Conn. 41. 

Ch'n: I. John, 2. Deac. Jonathan, 3. 
' Mary, 4. Elizabeth, 5. Samuel, 6. Capt. 42. 

Hezekiah,' who was ancestor of Sarah 
M." Lee (Charles,^ Dr. Samuel,^ Capt. 43. 

Hezekiah"), b. Sept. 28, 1819, Editor 
of Lee Genealogy. 7. Elizabeth, 8. 44. 

Ruth. See Goodwin Gen., p. 5515, and 
N. E. H. & G. Reg., Vol. 28, p. 396, 
for descendants. 

Ruth, b. Oct. 16, 1665; m. Oct. 29, 

1691, Joseph, d. Jan. 11, 1719, son of 
John and Ann (Skinner— See No. 
4-2) Colt. Windsor. 

Sar.mi, b. Feb. I, 1667-8; m. Dec. 27, 

1692, Wakefield Dibble, b. Sept. 15, 
1667. She d. 1693. No children. 
Simsbury, Conn. 

Jeremiah, b. July 3, 1670, d. Oct. 16, 

Mauel, b. Oct. 27, 1672; m. Jan. 1692, 
John Cole. Farmington, Conn. 
Mif^VELL, b. Aug. 6, 1676, bap. Aug. 
13, 1676, was living in i6go. 
Benjamin, b. May '20, 1679, bap. June 
I, 1679, was living, 1690. 

"The descendants of Thomas will be interested in the following: 

Abstract of Estate of Thomas Loomis, Windsor 

Found in Original Records, Vol. V, p. 40, and in Manwaring's Printed Digest, Vol. I, 
p. 482. 

Invt. £377-01-06. Taken ist Nov. 1C89, by John Moore and Joseph Loomis. The chil- 
dren: Thomas, b. 17 March, 1655-6; Hannah, b. 8 Feb. 1657-8; iMary, b. 16 Jan. 1659-60; 
Elizabeth, b. 21 Jan. 1663-4; Ruth, b. 36 Oct. 1665; Sarah, b. 1st Feb. 1667-8; Mabell, b. 27 
Oct. 1672; Mind well, b. Aug. 1676; Benjamin, b. 20 May, 1679. 

II Nov. 1689: Adms. to Thomas Loomis. 

6 Mch. 1689-90: Dist; To eldest son £130: to the youngest son, £65; to the Lame 
dau. Sarah, £50; to each of the other daughters, £24 (a part before received by the married 
daughters), William Judd, Michael Tayntor & John Lee sign as having received. Again 
Hana had C8, Mary £7-01-08, & Elizabeth ill-03-oo. 

14 Dec. 1693:' The Brothers-in-Law of Thomas Loomys of Windsor having appeared 
before the Court of Assistants, Oct. last & Desiring This court to Settle the Father of 
sayd Loomys his Estate, they being dissatisfied with the Dist. of the County Court. The 
Court of Assistants turning it Back to the Consideration of the County Court, who 
having Laboured in it. The sayd Tho. Loomys, John Lee in behalf of his wife, & Michael 
Tayntor, agreed in Court that Benjamin Loomys his portion should be as the former Court 
ordered, £65, & Wakefield Dible's wife's portion £50, & that Thomas Loomys should add 
to the portions of his six sisters now surviving Fower pounds Ten Shillings apiece to 
each of them, to be paid as soon as he can conveniently, in corn, porck or Neat Cattell ; 
& the Court appoynts Thomas Loomys to be administrator to his Father's Estate. 

See Manwaring's Printed Digest, Vol. I, p. 482, for further proceedings as to Thomas 
Loomis's Estate. 

NATHANIEL LOOMIS, b. Co., Eng., a. 1626; m. Nov. 24, 1653, Elizabeth, b. 
Windsor, 1638, daughter of Deacon John and Abigail Moore (More). He was free- 
man in 1654, and admitted to the church May 3, 1663. Was a member of Windsor 
Troop of Horse in King Phillip's War. Dr. Loomi.s, edition of 1875, says: "His will, 
dated Aug. 17, 1688, is preserved at Hartford, and is signed Nathaniel Loomys"; I 
have not been able to find such a will.— Editor. He d. Aug. 19, 1688. His wife m. 
2,id, John Case of Simsbury; she d. July 23, 1728, age 90. 12 children— all b. Windsor. 

Medicine, Yale Coll. 3. Joseph, 4- 

Elizabeth, b. Aug. 7, 1655; m. June 
?8, 1671, William, son of Thomas 
Rurnham. She d. Nov. 19, i?'?. 
Wethersfield, Conn, Ch'n: i. Eliza- 
beth, 2. Rev. William,' ancestor of 
Hiram" Burnhani (Capt. Amos,' 
Amos,' Josiah," Rev. William') of 
Detroit, Mich., b. June i, 1798, Chief 
Survevor of the N. E. Boundary of 
the U' S., under treaty of Ghent; also 
ancestor of Dr. Chas. L.' Ives (Sarah* 
[Badger], Olivia A.° [Root], Joel* 
Lucy' [Curtiss], Hannah' [Burnhani], 
Rev. William'), b. June 22, 1831, Prof. 

Nathaniel, 5. Jonathan, 6. Mary, 7. 
Abigail, 8. David. 

46. Lieut. Nathaniel, b. i\Ich. 20, 1657; 
m. Dec. 23, 1680, Elizabeth, b. Nov. 11, 
1657, d. 1743, dau. of Josi^ Ellsworth. 
He bought land in E. Windsor in 
1689, and was appointed Lieut, in 1707. 
His will, preserved at Hartford, is 
dated May 26, 1729. He d. Sept. 29. 
1733. No ch'n. 

47. Abigail, b. Mch. 27, 1659; m. Nov. 22, 
1677, Lieut. Josiah, son of Thomas 
and Jane Barber of Simsbury, 

ffinnrntB CSi^n^alogii 


> 49 

' so. 



Conn., b. Feb. 15, 1653, d. bef. Jan. 6, 
1729-30, as will was proven on that 
date. She d. Feb. 9, 1700-1. Ch'n : I. 
Abigail, 2. Josiah, 3. Rebecca, 4. Na- 
thaniel, 5. Jonathan, 6. Aaron,' who 
was great grandfather of John War- 
ren' Barber (Elijah,^ Elijah," Aaron') 
of New Haven, Conn., b. Feb. 2, 1798, 
author of "Historical Collections" of 
several states. 
JosiAH, b. Feb. 17, i66o-i.-|- 

JONATHAN, b. Mch. 30, 1664.+ 

David, b. Jan. ii, 1667-8.-!-% 
Hezeiciah, b. Feb. 21, 1668-9.-I- 
MosES, b. May 15, 1671.-I- 
MiNriwr.LL, b. July 20, 1673; m. Oct. 
I. 1696, Jonathan Brown, b. Mch. 30, 
1670. [See N. Y. Gen. Record, Vol. 

XXVI, p. I, which sets him forth as 
son of Peter and Mary (Gillette) 
Brown, son of Peter Brown of the 
"Mayflower."] She d. Mch. i, 1767, 
at Windsor, Conn. J. S. Kingsley, 
Tufts College, is a descendant of 
M indwell. 

54. Ebenezer, b. Mch. 22, 1675. -|- 

55. Mary, b. Jan. 5, 1680; m. May 6, 1708, 
Joseph Barber, Windsor, Conn. 
Ch'n: I. Joseph, 2. Samuel, 3. Daniel, 
4. Mary, 5. Mindwell, 6. Daniel, 7. 
Elizabeth, 8. Jonah. 

56. Rebecca, b. Dec. 10, 1682; m. Josiah 

Rockwell. Lebanon, Conn. But is this 
correct? See No. ill. Which is 

LIEUT. SAMUEL LOOMIS, b. Co. Essex, England, a. 1628; m. Dec. 27, 1653, Eliza- 
beth, dan. of Thomas Judd. He was freeman in 1654, and admitted to the church Nov. 
26. 1661. He was a Lieut, and removed to Westfield, Mass., between 1672 and '75. He 
sold his dwelling house in Windsor in 1679, and d. Oct. I, 16S9. His widow was living 
in Westfield, 1716. 10 ch'n— all but last two b. in Conn. 


Samuel, b. 

Elizabeth, b. - 

1673. Thomas, d. May 6, 1719, son of 
Deac. Thomas and Deliverance 
(Lanjjton) Hanchet. Westfield, Mass. 
Ch'n : I. Elizabeth, 2. Thomas, 3. 
Mary, 4. Hannah, 5. Hannah, 6. Sarah, 
7. Samuel, 8. Deliverance. 
Rt'TH, b. Farmington, Conn., June 14. 
1660, bap. July 24, 1660; m. Benjamin, 
bapt. Apr. 11, 1658, d. Westfield, 
Mass., 1738, ae. 80, son of William 
and Elizabeth (Stanley) Smith, of 
Farmineton, Conn. Ch'n: i. William, 
2. Ruth, 3. Benjamin, 4. Sanuiel, 5. 
Elizabeth, 6. Rachel, 7. Jonathan, 8. 
Job, 9. Mary. He m. 2nd, Mrs. Han- 

nah (Hanchet) Loomis, for which see 
m. Nov.' 18, Stanley Gen., p. 28. 

60. Sarah, b. Feb. 3, 1662-3. 

61. Joanna, b. Oct. 22, 1665; m. Nov. 20, 
1691, Joseph, b. Aug. 25, 1655, son of 
William and Elizabeth (Stanley) 
Smith, his 2nd wife. Farmington, 
Conn. Ch'n: i. Joanna, 2. Ruth, 3. 
Susanna, 4. Thankful, 5. Mercy, 6. 
Esther, 7. Experience, 8. Zephania. 

62. Benjamin, b. Feb. 11, 1667-8; m. Jan. 
6, 1703, Ann Fitch. He d. 1726. No 

63. Neiiemiah, b. July 15, i670.-(- 

64. William, b. Mch. 18, \6y2.-\- 

65. Philip, b. Feb. 22, 1675. -f- 

66. Mary, b. Aug. 16, 1678. 

(IIl)trb C^puprattou 

"This shall be ivrittcn for the gcucrations to come." — Psalms, CII, iS. 

The descendants of: — 

(i) Joseph are Nos. 67-104; (6) Thomas are Nos. 153-163; 

(S) Deac. John are Nos. 105-154; (7) Nathaniel are Nos. 164-201; 

(8) Samuel are Nos. 202-253. 

JOSEPH LOOMIS, b. Windsor, July 15, 1649; m. ist, Apr. 10, 1681, Lvdia, b. Jan. 26, 
1662, d. May 7, 1702, a:. 41, dau. of John and Hannah (Moore) Drake of Windsor; m. 
2nd, Feb. II, 1702-3, widow Abigail Birge, b. Sept. 20, 1663, dau. of Cornelius and 
Priscilla (Kelsey) Gillett. He removed to E. Windsor in 1700, and d. Feb. 26. 1715, 
according to Loomis Gen., 1875 Ed'n. But this cannot be, for his will was made Jan. 
'7. 173.?. and proven Jan. 11. 1739-40. See Manwaring's Digest of Earlv Conn. Pro- 
bate Ct. Records, Vol. Ill, for copy of will. It mentions wife Abigail, sons 
Joseph. Enoch, Isaac, and dau. Lydia Hinsdale, Martha Bissell, Rachel Lombard. Phcebe 
Munsell. and Abinail. It also says: "It is my will that if any of mv children endeavor 
to disturb Daniel Loomis about the land I sold to him, they shall have of tlie estate but 
five shillings apiece." Son Isaac is to be executor. II ch'n— all b. Windsor, except 
last two. 


all)trb ^pttrrattnii 

67. Joseph, b. Nov. 28, 1682, d. Mch. 19, 

68. Joseph, b. Oct. 8, 1684.+ 

69. C.^LEB, b. Oct. 10, 1686, 'd. Mch. 5, 

70. LvniA, b. Feb. 17, 1687-8; m. Jan. 6, 
1714-5, Isaac, b. Sept. 15, 1673, d. Mch. 
'. '73Qi son of Barnabas and Sarah 
(White) Hinsdale. Hartford. She d. 
Mch. 28, 1760. W. Hartford. Ch'n : 
I. Lydia, 2. Isaac, 3. Joseph, 4. Jona- 

71. Martha, b. Oct. 13, 1690; m. Feb. 16, 
1709-TO, Thomas Bissell, b. Dec. 3, 
r683, d. June 11, 1771, ae. 88. She d. 
Sept. 2, 'i75t. Wapping, Conn. Ch'n: 
I. Martha, 2. Josiah, 3. Jerijah, 4. 
Isaiah, 5. Asahel, 6. Job, 7. Daniel, 8. 

72. Rachel, b. Jan. 12, 1692-3 ; m. int.. 
May 18, 1717, Ebenezer, b. Sept. 11, 
1692, d. June I. 1780, son of David 
and Margaret (Philley, of Windsor) 

Lombard. Ch'n: i. Rachel, 2. Ebene- 
zer. 3. Joseph, 4. Lydia, 5. Jonathan, 
6. Daniel. 

73. Enoch, b. Mch. 23, 1694-5 I received a 
.erant of land in Tolland, 1713. 

74. Phoebe, b. 1697; m. (his second wife) 
Feb. 15. 1718-19. Jacob, son of Thomas 
and Lydia ( ) Munsell. of New 
London, Conn. Ch'n : i. Thomas, 2. 
Mercy, 3. Elisha,' who was ancestor 
of Joel* Munsell (Joel,' Hezckiah.' 
Elisha'). b. Apr. 14. 1808, Book Pub- 
lisher, Author and Founder of the 
great Genealogical Emporium, Al- 
bany, N. Y. 4. Jonathan, 5. Mercy, 6. 
Gurdon. 7. Jacob. 8. Joseph, 9. John, 
10. Desire. See N. E. His. & Gen. 
Reg., Vol. 34, p. 247, for further Mun- 
sell data. 

75. Damaris, b. July 29, 1699. d. June I, 

76. Isaac, b. Sept. 15, 1705.+ 

77. .-\bigail, b. Apr. 8, 1708; living 1733. 

II. JOHN LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., Oct. I, 1651; m. ist, Mary 

a grand- 

daughter of Miles Clay, of Braintree, England, and was living in 1678; m. 2nd, Aug. 
.30, 1705, Esther, dau. of Cornelius and Prisalla (Kelsey) Gillet. Lived at Hatfield, 
Mass., until 1683, or later, and then returned to Windsor. Hatfield and Hadley were 
one and the same place originally. He owned land in E. Windsor. His will is pre- 
served at Hartford, dated June 18. 1729, accepted Nov. 28. 1732. See Manwaring, Vol. 
Ill, p. 79. He d. Nov. 30 (?), 1732. sur\'ived by his widow Esther. 9 ch'n — first three 
b. at Hadley, Mass. 

78. John, b. Oct. 19, 1670, d. young. 

79. John, b. July 22, 1676, d. Jan. 20, 

80. Mary, b. Dec. 14, 1677; ni. July 16, 
1696, Serg, Ebenezer, b. Colchester, 
Conn., .Aug. 18, 1671, son of Ebenezer 
and Mary (WakcficUn Dibble. She 
died before 1729. Ch'n : i. Mary, 2. 
R.achel ; sec Wakefield Gen., p. 205, 
for descendants. 

John, b. Feb. 12, 1706-7, d. young. 
Esther, b. Sept. 13, 1708, d. May 11, 

Sarah, b. Sept. 26, 1710; m. Mch. 26, 
'733. Thomas Ellsworth, b. Mch. 10, 





1708, d. Sept. 26, 1750. Ch'n: i. Es- 
ther, 2. Thomas, 3. John, 4. Sarah, 5. 
Gustavus, 6, Dinah, 7. Levi, 8. Debo- 

Damaris, b. Dec. I, 1712; m. Feb. 28, 
1744-5, Daniel, a sea-captain, b. Mch. 
28. 1707, d. July II, 1792, sou of Capt. 
Joseph and Abigail (Bissell) Phelps. 
No. ch'n. She d. May 5, 1792. 
John, b. Sept. 21, I7i3- + 
Abel, b. Aug. 3, 1716. + 
John Loomis (11) by his will dated 
1729. gave his property to his four 
children, Esther, Sarah, Damaris, and 
John, but does not mention Abel. 

15. MATTHEW LOOMIS, b. Windsor. Conn., Nov. 4. 1664; m. June 6. 1686-7, Mary Gay- 
lord, b, Jan. 19, 1663-4. He died Apr. 12, 1688. Windsor, i child. 

87. Mary, b. Oct. 31. 1687. 

17. STEPHEN LOOMIS. b. Windsor, Conn.. Sept. i, 1668; m. Jan i, 1690-1, Esther, b 
a. 1669-70, d. Nov. 6, 1714. at Windsor, dau. of John and Ann (Skinner, No. 4, 2) Colt 
(Coult). 'He d. 1711. Windsor, 7 ch'n— all b, Windsor. 

88. Matthew, b. Nov. 15, 1691, d. before 

89. Stephen, b. July 21, 1693. + 

90. Hannah, b. Apr. 13, 170^, living in 

gi. Israel, b. Aug. 6, 1705.4- 

92. Amos, b. Aug. 12, 1707.-+- 

93. Mary, b. Mch. 26, 1709 (m. No. i8t.) 


Sarah, b. Apr. 16, 1711; m. ist, 
Michael, b. Dec. 31. 1719. d. Nov. 1748. 
at Colchester. Conn., son of Michael 
and Eunice (Foote) Taintor; m. 2nd, 
Mr. Willard. Ch'n: by 1st m.; i. 
Sarah, 2. Michael; by 2nd m., several 
(names unknown). 

ICnnmia C^i^ni^alnrig 


i8. JAMES LOOMIS, b. Windsor. Oct, 31, 1669; m, 1696, Mindwell, b. Nov. 10, 1671, d. 
Mch. I, 1736, dau. of John and Hannah (Moore) Drake, Jr. He removed to E. Wind- 
sor in 1700, and d. in Bohon, Dec. 29, 1750. 10 ch'n. 



95. MmnvvELL, b. Dec. 28, 1697, living in 

96. James, b. Jan. 27, 1699-1700; resided 
in Bolton; d. Jan. 9, 1784. 

97. Henry, b. Sept. 14, 1701. + 

98. Matthew, b. Oct. 25, 1703. -f=' 

99. Eunice, b. May i, 1705; m. Aug. 31, 
1726, Daniel, b. Dec. 5, 1696, son of 
James and Mary (Rose) Wright. 
Ch'n: I. Eunice, 2. James, 3. Mind- 
well, 4. Daniel, 5. Elisha, and probably 
others (Rachel?) 

100. Hannah, b. Apr. 19, 1707. Living in 

21. DEAC. JOHN LOOMIS, b. Windsor. Conn., 
Dec. 30, 1696, Sarah (Boll wood) Warner, d. 
He was deac. of the church and d. Aug. 31, 17 

105. Mary, b. Mar. 20, 1672-3; m. Nov. 
20, (13) 169s, Dr. and Deac. John, 
b. Killingworth, Feb. 17, 1671-2, d. 
Apr. 9, 1746, ae. 75, 5th son of Sam- 
uel and Deborah (Griswold) Buell. 
(See Kelley's Gen., p. 65.) On her 
toml)Stone in the West burying ground 
in Litchfield is recorded : ''Mary, wife 
of John Buel, Esq., d. Nov. 4, 1769, 
ae. 90 yrs. She was the mother of 
13 children, loi grand children, 247 106. 

great grand children, and 49 great 
great grand children. Total 410, of 
whom 336 survive her." Litchfield, 107. 

Conn. 13 ch'n: i, Mary, 2. John, 3. 
Isaac, '4. Abigail,' ancestress of the 
famous five missionary brothers 
(sons of a missionary), viz.: Rev. 
Luther H.,' missionary, A. B. C. F. 
M. ; Rev. Oraniel H.,' the noted mis- 
sionary to Japan; Rev. John T.,° mis- 
sionary to Japan also ; Rev. William 
H.,' the noted missionary to Spain, 
and Rev. Thomas L.° Gulick, also ip8. 

missionary to Spain ; (Fanny H.° 109. 

[Tliomas], wife of Rev. Peter J. no. 

Gulick, missionary to the Sandwich 
Islands, John,' Hannah' [Strong], nr. 

Daniel,^ Abigail'). 5. Hannah, 6. - 
Lois, 7. Deborah, 8. Deac. Peter,' an- 
cestor of Samuel R.° Franklin (Sa- 
rah [Buel], Dr. Wm,' Buel, Peter,' 
Deac. Peter'), Washington, D. C, b. 
Aug. 24, 1825, Commander of the U. 
S. Navy, and whose brother, Gen. 1 12. 

Wm. B. Franklin, b. Feb. 27, 1823, 
was Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, 1861-6; 
also ancestor of .Mfrcd Kellev" 
(Mary Seymour* [Wells], Abigail' 
[Seymour], Peter' Buel, Deac. 
Peter'), first Pres. of Cleveland Vil- 
lage,_ O., and author of the first Leg- 
islative Bill in this country, or 
Europe, to abolish imprisonment for 
debt. 9. Ebenezer, 10. Capt. Solomon, 113. 

ir. Capt. Jonathan,' who was ancestor 

Mary, b. Jan. 3, 1708-9, d. Mch. 31, 

Mabel, b. May 20, 1710, d. Aug. 20, 
1 7 10. 

Nathaniel, b. Feb. 15, 1711-12.-!- 
Lois, b. Oct. 26, 1715; m. abt. 1747, 
James, b. Mch. 21, 1695, d. Oct. 22, 
'773i son of Thomas and Esther 
(Andrus) Wright, of Wethersfield, 
Conn. She d. J[an. 31, 1789. Ch'n: 
I. James, 2. Elizabeth, 3. Mary, 4. 
Joseph, 5. (possibly) Lois, who m. 
Elizur Hubbard. Also see Barton 
Gen., and Stiles's Anc. Wethersfield, 
Conn., Vol. II, p. 857. 

Nov. 9, 1649; m. 1st, 

m. 2nd, 

July 14, 1726, widow of Isaac Warner. 
1$. 9 ch'n. 

of Hon. Norman B.' Judd (Norman,' 
Mary' [Buel], Capt. Jonathan'), b. 
Jan. 10", 181S, U. S. Minister to Prus- 
sia, 1861-S; also ancestor of Hon. 
Darius' Lyman (Mary' [Buel], Capt. 
Jonathan'), b. July 19, 1789, member 
Ohio Senate for 6 consecutive terms, 
and afterwards memb. LI. S. Con- 
gress, Ravenna, O. 12. Elizabeth, 13. 

Elizabeth, b. Dec. 31, 1677 ; m. Nov. 
30, 1714, Francis Griswold. She d. 
Apr. 13, 1718. 

Deborah, b. Jan., 1679-80; m. June S, 
1700, Jonathan Filley, b. Nov. 30, 
1672. Simsbury, Conn. Ch'n: 1. De- 
borah, 2. Lieut. Jonathan, 3. Deborah, 
4. Anna, 5. Margaret, 6. Nathaniel,' 
ancestor of Oliver Dwight' Filley 
(Oliver,* Oliver,' Nathaniel,' Na- 
thaniel'), b. May 23, 1805, Mayor of 
St. Louis, Mo., 1858 and 1859. 7. 

Zechariah, b. Nov. 1681. -|- 
EzEKiEL, b. Oct. 1683. 4- 
Ephraim, b. Nov. 1685, d. Jan. 10, 

Redecca, b. Dec. 1687 ; m. Dec. 10, 
1713, Josiah, b. Mch. 10, 1678, son of 
Samuel and Marv (Norton) Rock- 
well, (See Tuttle'Gen., p. 678). Leb- 
anon, Conn. Ch'n : i. Rebecca, 2. 
Ruth, 3. Josiah, 4. Ezra, 5. Waitstill, 
6. Eunice. 

Ruth, b. Jan. 28, 1689-90; m, June 
20, 1708, John Adams. He d. Nov. 
22, 1732. One of the grantees and 
early settlers of Colchester. Leb- 
anon, Conn. Ch'n : i. John, 2. Daniel, 
3. Samuel, 4. Ruth, 5. Joseph, 6. 
David, 7. Mary, 8. Andrew, 9. Eliza- 
beth. 10. Rachel, ll. Hannah. (See 
N. E. H. & G. Reg., Vol. 42, p. 156, 
for dcsc.) 
John, b. Mar. 28, 7692.-)- 






























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Having had 13 

loi Grand C 

274 Great G. 

22 Great G. G. 



irs. Mary wife 
. John Buel, Esq. 
e died Nov. 4th, 

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DEAC. JOSEPH LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Nov. 7, 1651 '..m. Jan. 28, 1675-6, Hannah, b. 
prob. 1655, dau. of John. and his and wife, Hepzibah (Ford), wid. of Richard Lyman 
Marsh, who survived him. He d. 1699. See Marsh Gen., p. 14. 7 ch'n — all b. 

114. Ann, b. Jan. 10, 1678-9. 

115. '.Hannah (twin), b. Jan. 10, 1678-9; 

m. Dec. 30, 1708, John Birchard, d. 
June 30, 1735. She d. Oct. 21, 1746. 
Had a dau. Hannah. 

116. Joseph, b. Feb. 13, 1681-2, d. young. 

117. Joseph, b. Nov. 28, 1682. + 

[ 18. --Grace, b. Mch. 17, 1684-5; m. Leb- 
anon, Aug. 6, (4), 1709, Capt. John 
Webster, b. Feb. 26, 1673-4 (Sept. 11, 
1672), d. Lebanon, Nov. 3, 1735, son 
of Thomas and Abigail (Alexander) 
Webster, and one of the first settlers 
of Lebanon. Grace was his 2nd wife. 
No ch'n. 

119. -Lydia, b. Apr. 15, 1686; m. Lieut. 
Jonathan, b. 1684, d. Aug. ir, 1753, 
son of Richard and Elizabeth (Coles) 
Lyman. She d. July ID, 1776. He 
rem. from Northampton, Mass., to 
Lebanon, Conn., 1696. Ch'n: I. 
Jonathan, 2. Lydia, 3. Jonathan,' an 
ccstor of Col Chas. Otis' Shepard 
(Rhoda H." [Lyman], Rev. William,' 
William," Jonathan'), b. 1842, U. S. 
Charge d' Affairs to Japan, 1871-2. 
Consul to Bradford, Eng., 1877; also 

ancestor of the two brothers, Rev. 
Theodore B.* Lyman, b. Feb. 15, 1816, 
Ass't Bishop, N. C., Raleigh, and 
Dwight E.' Lyman, b. 1818, Roman 
Cath. Priest, Bait., Md., (Rev. Asa," 
William,' Jonathan') ; and also 
father of Rev. Dr. Joseph Lyman, b. 
Apr. 3, 1749, Prcs. A. B. C. F. M., 
1823-6. 4. Sarah, ancestress of Rev. 
Timothy D.' Hunt { Dr. Simon," 
Eldad,= Sarah' [Lyman]) b. Mch. 10, 
1821, Missionary to Sandwich Islands, 
1843-8. 5. Hannah, ancestress of 
Gov. Washington' Hunt ( Sanford," 
Gad," Hannah' [Lvman]), b. Aug. 5, 
181 r. Gov. of N. Y. 1850-2.* 6. Jo- 
seph, 7. Jacob, 8. Rachel, 9. Zeriah, 
10. Elijah, II. Anna. See Lyman 
Gen., p. 165. 

Sarah, b. Jan. 8, 1693-4; m- Feb. 28, 
1721-2, Cornelius Birge, b. July 30, 
1694, d. June 23, 1763. She d. Oct. 
2, 1776. Ch'n: 1. Sarah, 2. Irene, 3. 
Hannah, 4. Abigail, 5. Capt. Jona- 
than, 6. Esther. 

Deac. Joseph Loomis's estate was 
adm. as follows : 

*Gov. Hunt and his brother, Edward B.. are deserving of more than a word. The 
following sketches arc, by permission, copied from one of the biographical histories : 

Washington Hunt was born Windham, N. Y., Aug. 5, 1811, son of Sanford and Fanny 
(Rose) Hunt; died in New York City, Feb. 2, 1867. In 1818 his father removed to Por- 
tage, N. Y. Educated in the common schools; studied law and became a lawyer in Lock- 
port, N. Y. Married Nov. 20, 1834, Mary H., daughter of Henry Walbridge of Ithaca, 
N. Y. He was the first judge of Niagara County, in 1836. Representative in the 28th, 29th 
and 30th Congresses, 1843-49, being chairman of the committee on commerce. Declined to 
be candidate for fourth term. He was state comptroller 1849-50 and governor of the state 
1851-2. Then retired to his landed estates near Lockport. 

He was temporary chairman of the last Whig National Convention, in 1856. After the 
dissolution of the party he became a democrat. Was chairman of the Democratic Nat. Con- 
vention at Richmond, Va., June 21, i860, that nonn'naled Bell & Everett, where he declined 
nomination for vice-prcsidencv of the U. S. Delegate to the Democratic Nat. Convention 
in 1864 and to the National Union in 1866. Prominent lay delegate to the conventions of 
the Protestant Episcopal church. Degree of LL.D. from University of Rochester in 1851. 

Edward Bissell Hunt, youngest brother of Gov. Washington Hunt, military engineer, 
horn in Livingston Co.. N. Y., 'june 15, 1822. Married in 1852 Helen Myra, d. of Prof. 
Nathan W. Fisk, afterward known as "H. FI."— Helen Hunt Jackson, the authoress. 

Graduated from U. S. militarv academy Julv, 1845; entered corps of engineers. Asst. 
Prof of civil and military er.ginecring at U. S. IMilitary Academy. '46-49; assistant engineer 
in the construction of Ft. Warren, Boston Harbor, 1849-51. Engaged in numerous works 
of construction, etc., and became captain in '59 and was instrumental in preventing the forts 
of southern Florida from falling into hands of Confederates. Chief Engineer Department 
of the '^henpiidoah In i.'-'62 was detailed to perfect and construct a battery for tirmg under 
water, invented bv him and called the "sea miner." While experimenting witli the battery 
he was suffocated' bv escaping gas, in the U. S. Navy Yard, Brooklyn, and died 0ct^2, i86.^ 
Author of "Union 'Foundations: a study of American Nationality as a fact of Science. 
Contributor to American Ass'n. for Advancement of Science, and to several literary and 
scientific periodicals. 

iCnnmiH (intralngir 


Abstract ok Estate of Deacon JosErH I.oomis, Windsor 

As found in Vol. VI, p. 1+2-3, Probate Records, Hartford, and in Vol. I. p. 570, of 
Manwaring's Printed Digest. 

Invt. £277-09-06. Taken 7 Nov., 1699, by John Wolcott, Matthew Allyn and Timothy 

Children: Joseph, age 18, Hannah 2!, Grace 15, Lydia 13, Sarah 6 yrs. 

Adm. grained to the Widow, Hannah Loomis. 

10 Mch. 1700: Widow Loomis granted longer time for the adms. of said Estate. 

2 Mch., 1702-3: The Court gives to the Eldest son, all the Lands, he to pay to the 
daughters, at age of 18 yrs., their portions. 

7 Apr., 1703 : Report of the Dist., and the Court grants the Widow a Quietus Est. 



THOMAS LOO^HS. b. Farmington. Dec. 3, 1653; m. Mch. 31, 1680. Sarah, b. Oct. 15, 
1662, dau. of Lieut. Daniel and Sarah (Crow) White, of Hatfield, and sister of wife 
of No. (30.) As Daniel White was son of John While, the brother of the wife of 
pioneer Joseph Loomis, therefore the Loomis brothers, Thomas and Samuel, m. their 
second cousins. Also note that Sarah Crow was the dau. of John and Elizabeth 
(Goodwin, the only child of William Goodwin) Crow. He d. Aug. 12, 1688, Hat- 
field, Mass., and she ni. 2nd, Nov. 12, 1689, John Bissel, and had Sarah Bissel, who m. 
Joseph Loomis (68). They rem. to Lebanon in 1707. 2 ch'n — b. Hatfield. 

John, b. Jan. i, 1681-2. -1- 122. Thomas, b. Apr. 20, 1684. -|- 

SERGEANT DANIEL LOOMIS, b. Farmington, June 16, 1657; m. ist. Dec. 23, 
1680, Mary, b. May 7, 1660, dau. of Sergt. Josiah and Elizabeth (Holcomb) Ells- 
worth; 111. 2nd, July 9, 1713, widow Hannah Drake. (The Ellsworth homestead has 
become the home and Chapter House of the Abigail Wolcott Chapter of the Conn. 
Dau. of the Am. Revolution). He d. June 25, 1740, He made his will Feb. 26, 1731- 
2, which was proven Aug. 5, 1740. See "A Digest of the Early Conn. Probate Rec- 
ords," by Chas. Wm. Manwaring, (First 15 Vols, of Original Records), Vol. Ill, p. 
302. Windsor. 9 ch'n. 









Daniel, b. Nov. 15, 1682. + 
Josiah, b. Nov. 28, 1684. -f- 
JoB, b. Jan. 21, 1686-7.4- 
JoHN, b. Oct. II, 1688. + 

Mary, b. Jan. 15, 1690-1 ; m. 

Barbour. She was living, 1740. 

128. Isaac, b. Aug. 23, 1694. -|- * 

129. Abraham, b. Dec. 13, 1696. + 

130. Benjamin, b. Feb. 7, 1698-9. + 

13T. Benajah, b. Jan. 20, 1701-2, d. May 
6. 1702. 

MR. *TIMOTHY LOOMIS, b. Windsor, July 27, 1661 ; m. Mch. 20, 16S9-90, Rebecca, 
b. Mch. 8, 1666-7, d- Apr. 21, 1750, dau. of John and Mary (Stanley) Porter. He d. 
May 19, 1710. Windsor. 7 ch'n — all b. Windsor. 

Mr. Timothy, b. Feb. 22, 1691-2.-]- 
Ichabod, b, Jan. 25, 1692-3. + 
Lois, b. Aug. 15, 1695, d. Dec. 20, 

Ann, b. June 15, 1698; m. Feb. 22, 
1727-8, Henry, b. Dec. 16, 1699, d. 
June 23, 1753, son of Matthew and 
Elizabeth (Wolcott) Allyn. She d. 
Jan. 23, 1732-3. Ch'n: i. Henry, 2. 
Ann,' ancestress of Hon. Elisha 
N." Sill (Chloe' [Allyn], Ann' 



[Allyn]), b. Jan. 6, 1801, Ohio State 
Senator several years, and of Ed- 
ward R,* Sill (Dr. Theodore,' 
Chloe= [Allyn], Ann" [Allyn]) b. 
Apr. 29, 1841, Prof. Eng. Lit., Cal. 
Univ., and author of several pub- 
lished poems. 

Rebecca, b. May 24, 1700, (m. No. 
193, wh. see.) 
Uriah, b. May 8, 1703.-)- 
OuiAH, b. Aug. 4, 1705.-]- 

Abstract of Estate of Timothy Loomis, Windsor 



As found in Hartford Probate Records, Vol. VIII, p. 62, and 
Digest, Vol. II, p. 254. 

Invt. £462-08-08. Taken 29 Nov., 1710, by John Moore, Daniel Loomis and Thomas 

3 July, 1710: Adms. granted to Rebeckah, the widow. 

5 May, 1712: This Court appoint Thomas Moore to be guardian unto Ichabod Loomis, 
a minor 19 yrs of age, son of Timothy Loomis, and Rebeckah Loomis to be guardian to the 
rest of her children. 

5 May, 1712. Order to dist. the estate as followeth : To Rebeckah Loomis, widow 

*(In those days Mr. was a title of honor, as The Honorable.) 

Hon. Washington Hunt, LL.D., 

i8 1 1- 1867. 

Fourth in descent from Lydia Loomis, No. in). 


all)trb (^fueration 

£55-18-06; to Timothy Loomis, eldest son, £117-02-06; to Ichabod, Uriah, Odiah, Anne 
& Rebeckah, to each, £58-11-03. 

The dist. being made the Court grants the Adms. a Quietus Est. 

28. ENSIGN NATHANIEL LOOMIS, b. Windsor, July 8, 1663; m. Nov. 28, 1689. Ruth, 
b. Aug. 7, 1671, d. Feb. 16. 1753, dau. of John and Mary (Standley) Porter. At the 
death of his father (5) he acquired land in E. Windsor, and subsequently removed 
to Colchester where, in 1716, he bought 150 acres of land. He was deputy from Col- 
/ Chester to Gen. Court, 1708-10. His will, dated Jan. 6, 1729, and exhibited Mch. 6, 
1732-3, is prcser\'ed at Hartford, and a copy of same is given in Manwaring. Vol. 
Ill, p. 80, of his Digest of Wills and Estates of Conn. He d. June 25, 1732, Bolton. 
5 ch'n. 






Nathaniel, b. Mch. 7, 1694-5. -f 

Charles, b. Feb. 20, 1696-7. -(- 

Roger, b. 1703. + 

Jerijah, b. 1707. + 

JosiAH, (supposed child of No. 28), 

b. i7io?-f 


144. Ruth, b. Aug. 21, 1713 ; m. Aug. 27, 
173s. Daniel Gillett, or Gilbert, 
(see N. E. H. & G. Reg., Vol. LII, p. 
418; also Bolton Ch. Records), d. 
Apr. 25, 1743. Windsor. Ch'n: i. 
Ruth, 2. Shubal. 





DEAC. SAMUEL LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Aug. 12. 1666; m. ist, July 2, 1688. Eliza- 
beth, b. Nov. 13, 1667, d. Feb. 18, 1736, dau. of Lieut. Daniel and Sarah (Crow) 
White, of Hatfield: m. 2nd, Oct. 25, 1738, Mrs. F.Iizabeth. b. Feb. 9, 1673, d. Aug. 10, 
1751, wid. of Richard Church, who d. Apr. i, 1730. and dau. of Thomas and Hannah 
(Warriner) Noldc. He rem. to Colchester, Conn., in 1700, and was chosen lirst deac. 
of first church, 1702; he d. May 20, 1754- 10 ch'n. 

Elizabeth, b. 1689, d. Aug. 6, 1689. 
Samuel, b. Feb. 28, 1689-90, d. Mch. 
14, 1689-90. 

Deac. Samuel, b. July 17, 1692; m. 
Dec. 12, 1717, Elizabeth, d. May 27, 
1760, ae. 68, dau. of John and Eliza- 
beth (Gates) Holmes. He was ap- 
pointed ensign in 1730, and was dea- 
con at Colchester, and d. July 10, 
1753. No ch'n. 

Isaac, b. Dec. 23, 1693, d. bef. 1754- 
De.\c. Jacob, b. Oct. 25, 1694-5; m. 
Mch. 22, 1716-17, Hannah, dau. of 

Samuel and Mary ( ) Taylor, d. 

Aug. 26, 1766, ac. 75. He was ap- 
pointed Capt. in 1743. was deacon at 
Colchester, and d. June 27, 1757. No 

Azariah, b. May 2, 1700. -|- 
Elizap.eth. b. Nov. 13, 1702; m. Jan. 
3, 1720-1, Daniel, b. Hartford, Conn., 
May 18, 1698, d. Mch. i, 1784, son of 
Wiiliani and Mehitable (Graver) 
Worthington. She d. Dec. 3, 1798. 
Colchester. For many descendants 

THOMAS LOOMIS, b. A^'indsor. Mch. 
Jan. I. 1662-3, d. Jan. I, 1739-40. dau. of 
Apr. 19. 1746. E. Windsor. 9 ch'n. 

Mary, b. Sept. 2, 1683; m. Nov. 25, 
1719. Benjamin Adams, d. Mch. 11, 
1755. x. 64. Colchester. Child: i. 

Hannah, b. Oct. 9. 1685; m. June 
28, 1704, Jacob, b. Jan. 29, 1685, d. 
Jan. 20, 1762, son of Job and Eliza- 
beth (Clarke) Drake. 'Windsor. 
Ch'n: I. Jacob. 2. Hamiah, 3. .'\aron. 
Thomas, h. Mch. 16, 1687-8. + 
Benjamin, b. May 20, 1690. 


see Worthington Gen. pp. 62-85. 
Ch'n: J. Elizabeth, 2. Col. Elias, 3. 
Asa, 4. Sibyl, 5. Samuel, 6. Rhoda, 
grandmather of Rev. Worthington' 
Smith, D. D., (Lydia= [Smith], 
Rhoda' [Worthington]), b. Oct. 11, 
1793. Pres. Univ. of Vermont, 1S49, 
to his death 1856. 7. Mehitable, 8. 
Daniel, 9. Sarah, 10. Jacob, 11. Tabi- 
tha, 12. Abigail, 13. Amy, 14. Me- 
hitable, 15. VVilliam, 16. William, 17. 
.■\masa, iS. Mary, 19. Infant. (13 of 
these children married). 
Sarah, b. Mch. 7, 1705-6; m. Aug. 
20, 1725, Deac. John, d. Aug. 25, 
1780, ae. 79, son of John and Sarah 
(Welles) Day. [Son of John and 
Grace (Spencer) Day. — See Day 
Gen., p. 63]. She d. Apr. 8, 1780. 
Colchester. Ch'n: i. John, 2. Noah, 
3. Sarah (See N. Y. Gen. and Biog. 
Record, Vol. XXXV, p. 116. for de- 
scendants), 4. Lois, 5. Stephen. 
Caleb, b. Sept. 20, 1707. -|- 
Daniel, b. Feb. 20, 1709-10. -\- 

17, 1655-6; m. Dec. 17, 1682, Hannah, b. 
John and Mary (Standley) Porter. He d. 



Joshua, b. Nov. 6, 1692.-)- 
SARAH.b. Jan. 22, i8t)4-5; m. Nov. 25, 
1717. Josiah. b. Feb. 6, 1690, son of 
Richard and Elizabeth (Coles) Ly- 
man; she d. Feb. 6, 1790, Columbia. 
(See Lyman Gen., p. 196). Ch'n: f. 
Esther, '2. Josiah, 3. Anna. 
Jabez, b. Jan. 29, 1696-7. 4- 
Ruth, b. Dec. 27, 1698; ni. ist, 1726, 
Peter, b. Apr. 12, 1701, son of Pe- 
ter and Joanna (Porter) Mills, E. 

iCoomtri (SntrahtQg 


Windsor; m, 2ii(l. Xov. i, 1728 (?), 
prob. 1738 (See Porter Gen. p. g), 
Robert Barnard. Cli'n by ist m.^ 

I. Peter, 2. Stone, 3. Triphenia, 4. 
Roswell, 5. Augustus. 
163. Gersiiom, b. Apr. 9, 1701. + 

48. JOSIAH LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Feb. 17, :66o-i ; m. Oct. 23, 1683, Mary, b. Jan. 18, 
1662-3, d. Apr. 2, 1738, dan. of Samuel and Mary (Norton) Rockwell. He removed 
to E. Windsor in 1700 and d. Lebanon, Oct. 20, 1735. 7 cb'n. 

164. JosiAH, b. Feb. 17, 1664-5. 

165. Mary, b. Jan. 18, 1685-6; m. Deac. 
Samuel, b. Mcb. 5, 1701, d. Feb. 21, 
1771-2, .>;on of Thomas and Hannah 
((iadvvell) Bliss. She d. Aug. 14. 1760. 
Brimfield and Warren, Mass. Ch'n : 
t. Mary, 2. Lucy, 3. Hannah, 4. Sam- 
uel, 5. Solomon. 

166. JosiAH, b. Jan. 23, 1687-8. + 

167. Abigail, b. Aug. 10, 1691 ; m. June 5, 
1712, William, son of Abel and Mary 
(Judd) Janes, Brimfield, Mass. 
Ch'n: I. Jonathan,* who was grand- 
father of Henry F." Janes (Solomon,' 
Jonathan'), b. Oct. 18, 1798, memb. 
of Congress from Waterbury, Vt., 

1834-7. 2. Abia;ail. 3, Timothy, 4. 
Mary, 5. Abel, 6. William, 7. Elijah,' 
who was ancestor of the three broth- 
ers, Rufus,* b. Mch. 30, 1825, U. S. 
Consul to Nicaragua, Rev. Hiram,* b. 
Mav 10, 1827, Prof. Sacred Rhetoric, 
Oberlin Coll., and Dr. Charles M.* 
Mead (.-Vnna' fjancs], Israel C.,' 
Elijah'), b. Jan. 28, 1836, Prof. He- 
brew Lang, and Lit., Andover, Mass. 
8. Sarah, 9. Israel. 

168. Caleb, b. Dec. 23, 1693. -\- 

169. A Dau., b. ; m. ist, Wright; 

m. 2nd, White. 

170. Ephraim, b. May 2, 1698. + 

171. Nathaniel, b. (3ct. 1700. -f 

49- JONATHAN LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Mch. 30, 1664; m. Dec. 27. 1688. Sarah, d. July 
17, 1699, dau. of Marshall George Graves and his wife Elizabeth, who was probably 
a Mitchell. See Hartford Times, Weekly Ed'n, Apr. — , 1907, under Gen. Gleanings. 
He resided in Hartford from 1685 to 1694, and d. Oct. 23, 1707. Windsor. 5 ch'n. 

172. Sarah, b. Sept. 13, 1689; m. Mch. 2, 174. Jonathan, b. May 4, 1693, bapt. May 
1708-9, Joseph Newberry, who d. 7, 1693, d. Dec. 6, 1693. 

Aug. 3, 1751, ae. 68. Ch'n: i. Thorn- 175. Jon.\than, b. Feb. i, 1694-5. -f 

as, 2. Sarah, 3. Benjamin, 4. Joseph. 176. Geokgk, b. Oct. 22, 1697, d. Feb. 17, 

173. Nathaniel, b. Jan. 27, 1690-1. + 1699-700. 

Abstract of Estate of Jonathan Loomis, Windsor, (Blacksmith) 

As recorded in Probate Court Records, Hartford, Vol. VII, p. 179, and as appears in 
Manwaring's Printed Digest, Vol. II, p. 91. 

Invt. ig8-io-oo. Taken 28 Nov., 1707, by Jolm Moore, sen., Wm. Burnham and 
Nathaniel Loomis. 

1st Dec. 1707: Court appoint Nathaniel Loomis guardian to Jonathan Loomis, 13 
yrs. of age, and Nathaniel Loomis, a minor, chose David Loomis to be bis guardian. 

2 Apr. 1711: The Court grants letters of adms. to Joseph Newberry of Windsor, son- 
in-law of sd. deceased, and Jonathan Loomis, 16 yrs. of age, one of the sons of Jonathan 
Loomis of Windsor deed., chose his uncle David Loomis, to be his guardian. 

4 Feb. 1711-12. Natlianicl Loomis, son of sd. dec'd, app'd with Joseph Newberry of 
Windsor as administrators on the estate of sd. Jonathan Loomis. 

6 Apr., 1713: The dist. is as follows: Inventory £123-04-04 besides reversion of land 
in hand of Widow Case. 

Debts paid, £25-06-10; to Nathaniel Loomis, Eldest son, £18-16-09; to Jonathan Loomis, 
£24-08-04^' ; to Sarah Newberry, formerly Sarah Loomis, only daughter, £24-08-04^2. 






DAVID LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Jan. 11, 16(^.7-8; m. I^c. 8, 1692, Lydia, b. Oct. 9, 1667, 
dau. of John iMarsh and Hep/.ibah (I'ord) Marsh, and widow of Richard Lyinan_ 
Survived by his wife, he d. Jan. 9, 1751-2. Windsor. -6 ch'n. * 

Lydia, b. Oct. 21, 1693; m. Dec. 17, 
1729, Thomss, b. May 21, 1693, son of 
John and Deborah (Denslow) Hos- 
kins, d. Aug. i, 1737. She d. Mch. 
22, 1762. Ch'n: I. Daniel, 2. Lydia, 
3. Elizabeth. 

David, b. Dec. 2, 1694. -|- 
Aaron, b. Sept. 5, 1696, -f- 
Hephsiiiah, b. Dec. 2, 1698; m. No. 
133— wh. sec. 

Eliakim, b. July 27, 1701. -[- 
Elizabeth, b. Sept. 26, 1704; in. 
Capt. Jonathan, bapt. Aug. 7, 1688, 


son of John and Sarah (Lyman) 

Marsh. She was his 2nd wife. He 

d. T783. She d. Aug. 3, 1802. Ch'n: 

I. Sarai, 2. John, 3. Job, 4. Moses, 5. 

Eunice, 6. Lois, 7. Hannah. See 

Marsh Gon., p. T90, and White Gen. 

p. 87. 

Richard, b. Jan. i, 1706-7, d. Dec. 7, 


Hannah, b. Aug. 2, 1709; m. Jan. i, 

17.35-6, Deac. John Cook. Child: i. 



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51. HEZEKIAH LOOMIS, b. Windsor, 
Nov. 20, 1672, d. Aug. 12, 1752, dau. 
1758. E. Windsor. 8 ch'n— b. Conn. 

185. NoAii, b. Apr. I, 1692. + 

186. Mary, b. Nov. 15, 1694; m, Dec. 31. 
1719, Thomas, b. aft. 1684, son of 
Jeremiah and Mary (Cadwell) D_i.g- 
gcns. She was living in 1752. Ch'n: 
I. Thomas. 

187. Hezekiah, b. Nov. 7, 1697. + 

188. Solomon, b. July 14, 1700. -f- 

189. Joanna, b. Dec. 4, 1702; m. ist, Nov. 
8, 1721, Samuel ]3rown, vifho is said 
to have d. before Apr. 174S, prob. 
about 1742 or earlier, as his last child 
was b. Jan. 7, 1739-1740. She m. 2nd, 
(as circumstantial evidence shows — 
no history to the contrary — ) Dr. 
Daniel, (his first wife Hannah Hop- 
kins having died d. Dec. 31, 1739) > b. 
1699, d. Nov. 14, 1772, son of Dr. 
Daniel Porter. Widow Joanna Por- 
ter d. July 19, 1788. (Miss Pritchard 

52. MOSES LOOMIS, b. Windsor. May 15. 
1671, dau. of Samuel and Hepzibah (Dibi 
and d. Apr. 15, 1754. 5 ch'n. 

193. MosES, b. June 24, 1696. + 

194. Joanna, b. Sept. 22, 1699, d. Dec. 3, 

195. C.ATHARINE, b. Dcc. IQ, 1702; ni. Aug 
12, 1725, Lieut. Thoinas, b. Apr. i, 
1702, son of Henry and Jane (Allyn) 
Wolcott. She d. Mcli. 28, 1738, and 
he m. again. Tolland, Conn. Ch'n : 
I. Thomas, 2. Miriam, 3. Luke, 4. 
Joanna Catliorine, 5. Rcdcxalena, 6. 
Rachel. See Wolcott Gen., p. 129. 

196. Thankful, b. Mch. 5. 1709-10; m. 
May 3, 1732, Deac. David, b. Dec. 15, 
1704, d. Jan. 25, 1801, son of John 
and Hannah (Trumbull) Strong. 
She d. May 21, 1771, and he m. 2nd, 
Abigail Phelps ; m. 3rd, Zilpah Davis. 

Conn., Feb. 21, 1668-9; m- Apr. 30, 1690, Mary, b. 
of John and Joanna (Gaylord) Porter. He d. 



of Waterbury, says Joanna Porter d. 
Apr. 20, 1788, ae. 85). Sec Richard- 
son's mortality records of Water- 
town, Conn. ; Anderson's History of 
Waterbury, pp. 30, 104, 124; Bron- 
son's History of Waterbury, p. 539. 
Also the death record of Widow 
Joanna Porter corresponds almost 
exactly with the birth record of 
Joanna Loomis, Waterbury, Conn. 
Ch'n — by 1st ni. — At one, John ; 
by 2nd m. — twins, Elizabeth and 

Jonah, b. Apr. i, 1705. + 
Elizabeth, b. Aug. 13, 1708; m. No. 
141 — wh. see. 

Ann, b. Feb. 20, 1710-11 ; m. Sept. 21, 
1738, Stephen Gillett. She was liv- 
in 1752. Ch'n: i. Stephen, 2. Asaph, 
3. Stephen, 4. Anne. 

1671 ; m. Apr. 27, 1694, Joanna, b. Mch. 26, 
)le) Gibbs. He rem. to E. Windsor in 1700, 

He rem. from Windsor to Bolton, 
1730. Ch'n: I. David, 2. Levi, 3. 
Beulah, 4. Nathan,' who was ancestor 
of Dr. Jamin' Strong (Jamin,' Levi,' 
Nathan'), b. Nov. 27, 1825, Prof. Ma- 
teria Medica, Cleveland, O. ; also an- 
cestor of Hon. Julius Levi' Strong 
(Levi,' Levi,' Nathan'), b. Nov. 8, 
1828, memb. of Congress from Conn., 
1869-73. 5. Judah,' grandfather of 
Ebenezer S.' Snell, LL. D., (Tirzah= 
[Strong], Judah'"), b. Oct. 7, 1801, 
Prof. Math, and Nat. Phil. Amherst 
Coll. 6. Thankful, 7. Aaron. 8. Bath- 
shcba, 9. FIcpzibah, 10. Ebenezer. 
197. Joanna, b. Jan. 17. 1712-13; m. July 
25, 1737, Jonathan Skinner. 

54. EBENEZER LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Mch. 22. 1675; m. Apr. 15, 1697, Jemima Whit- 
comb, d. Dcc. 10, 1712. He removed to K. Windsor in 1700 and d. Oct. 2, 1709. 4 ch'n. 

E. Windsor. Ch'n: i. James, 

198. Ebenezer, b. July 16. 1698. -f 

igg., b. Dec. 9, 1702, d. Dec. 25, 

200. AiUGAH,, b. Oct. 3t, 1706; m. Nov. 7, 
1728. James, b. June 3. 1704, son of 
Joseph and Elizabeth (Drake) Rock- 

2. Ebenezer. 3. William. 4. Abigail, 5. 
Elizabeth, 6. Nathaniel, 7- Sybil. 
201. Jemima, b. Nov. 22, 1708, d. Mch. 4, 

1734-5- , „ . 

Ebenezer left the followmg estate : 

Abstract of Estate or Ebenezer Loom is, Windsor 

Prolxate Records. Hartford, Vol. VITT, p. 30-177, and in Manwaring's Printed Digest, 
Vol II, p 253. 

Inv't. £198-13-00. Taken 10 Nov., 1700, 1)v Nathaniel Loomis, Roger Wolcott and 
Samuel Tudor. Invt. of £122-00-09 '^f remaining estate of Ebenezer Loomis and his wife 
Jemima, both deceased. Taken 15 Dec., 1712, by Roger Wolcott and Samuel Tudor _ 

6 Mch., 1709-10. Adms. granted to Jemima Loomis, widow, relict of sd. deed. Nathaniel 
Loomis now exhibits the invt. of the estate of Ebenezer and Jemima Loomis, and this 
Court grant unto Nathaniel Loomis, brother of sd. deed, letters of Adms. 

2 F'eb., 1712-n. Order to dist. the estate to the two surviving daughters, Abigail aiid 
Jemima Loomis. This Court appoint Natlianicl Loomis to be guardian to Jemima Loomis, 
4 yrs. of age, and Joseph Newberry to be guardian to Abigail Loomis, 6 yrs. of age, 
daughters of Ebenezer Loomis. 

ffinmnis ^iMtralogg 



-; m. Westfield, Mass.. Apr. 4, 1678, Han- 

nah, dau. of Thomas and Deliverance (Langton) Hanchct. He d. Nov. 6, 171 1, and 
she m. 2nd, Feb. 7, 1715-16, James King of Suffield. Westfield, Mass. (See Warren's 
MS., Westfield Records). 6 ch'n. 




Samuel, b. Apr. 28, 1681. -|- 

James, b. Feb. 25, 1683, d. June 20, 


James, b. Oct. 8, 1686, d. May 11, 


Hannah, b. Westfield, Jan. 29, 1691 ; 

ni. June 17, 1718, John King, 

Westfield, Mass. Ch'n : i. Mary,' 

who was ancestress of Win. Dickin- 

son' Griswold (Hulda' [Dickinson], 
Hulda' [Strong], Mary'), b. Nov. 6, 
1815. President of Ohio and Miss. 
Rail Road. 2. Sarah. 

206. Deuverance, b. May 13, 1694, d. Apr. 
23, 1697. 

207. Joshua, b. July 21, 1696, d. Jan. 17, 

63. NEHEMIAH LOOMIS, b. July 15, 1670; m. Jan. 3. 1694-S, Thankful, b. Oct. 15, 1674, 
d. Feb. 2^, 1748, dau. of Nathaniel and Thankful ( ) Wcller. He d. Feb. 4, 

1740. Westfield, Mass. 6 ch'n — all b. Westfield, Mass. 

208. Isaac, b. July 29, 1695, d. Oct. 9, 1695. 

209. Nehemiah, b. 1698? d. Jan. 24, 1727. 
No ch'n. 

210. Abigah,, b. May 4, 1701 ; ni. May 2 
(9), 1719, Stephen Kellogg. West- 
field, Mass. Ch'n: i. Moses, 2. Ste- 
phen, 3. Josiah, 4. AVilliani, 5. Thank- 

ful, 6. Nath.'uiiel Looniis. 

211. Nathaniel, b. .\ug. 19, 1703. d. Jan. 
24, 1727, without ch'n. 

212. Rachel, b. Mch. 26, 1706, d. Apr. 6, 

2T3. Thankful, b. May 3, 1710, d. Jan. 13, 

64. WILLIAM LOOMIS, b. Mch. 18, 1672; m. Jan. 13. 1703, Martha, b. Sept. 7. 1682. d. 
Feb. 22, 1753, dau. of Thomas and Martha (Wright) Morley. He d. 1738, Westfield, 
Mass. 10 ch'n — all b. Westfield. 

wick. Mass. Ch'n: i. Gideon. 2. Capt. 
Ezekiel, 3. Roger, 4. Anna. 5. Rhoda, 
6. Lydia, 7. Mercy,' grandmother of 
Rev. Sylvanus D.= Phelps, D. D. 
(Mercy" [Stevens], Mercy' [Root]) 
b. May 15, 1816. editor and author of 
several books. 8. Grace. 

218. William, b. Sept. 15, 1712. -f 

219. James, b. Nov. 15. 1714. + 

220. Thankful, b. Nov. 19, 1716; m. 
Sept. 21, 1747, Ebenczer Winchell, 
who d. Jan. 2, 1778. Torrington. 
Ch'n: I. Thankful. 2. Daniel, 3. 
Silence, 4. Bethia, 5. John. 
Jonathan, b. Jan. 23, 1719.-!- 
Hezekiah. b. Mch. 14, 1721, living 
1746, an idiot. 
Noah, b. May 12, 1724. + 

214. ]\rARTHA. b. Feb. 24, 1704; m. 1st, 
July 16, 1729, Jonathan Phelps, d. bef. 
1758, ae. 80 yrs., at Simsbury; m. 
2nd, (his 3rd w.) Feb. 15, 1758, Dr. 
Jonathan Buttles, or Buttoloph, b. 
1692-3. son of David ; in. 3rd, Zebu- 
Ion Hoskins ; she d. at So. Canaan, 
Apr. 30 (26), 1804, ae. 100 yrs. 2 
mos. Her youngest dau. lived to be 
102 yrs. old. Ch'n, all by ist m. : i. 
Jonathan, 2. Son, 3. Martha, 4. Son, 
5. Martha. 6. Daughter, 7. Austin, 8. 
Margaret. 9. Eunice. 
Joshua, b. Aug. 24, 1706. -f 
Benjamin. b. Aug. 30, 1708. -|- 

217. Ann, b. Aug. 27, 1710; m. Dec. 13, 
1733. John, b. Westfield, Mass.. Nov. 
15, 1705, d. 1781, ae. 76, son of John 
and Mary (Leonard) Root. South- 





65. PHILIP LOOMIS. b. Westfield, Mass.. Feb. 22, 1675-6; m. 1704, Hannah . He 

bought land in Simsbury in 1730, and d. Dec. I, 1746. Simsbury. 12 ch'n — all b. 




Hannah, b. May 21, 1705; in. June 
25, 1730, Deac. Azariah Holcomb, 
who d. 1771, ae. 66. Granby. Ch'n: 
I. Abner, 2. Elizabeth, 3. Eldad. 4. 
Obed, 5. Hannah, 6. Bethia, 7. Mary, 
8. Benjamin. 9. Lois, 10. Eunice. 
Philip, b. Mch. 25, 1707.-!- 
JoEL, b. Oct. 13. 1708. -f 
Elizabeth, b. Apr. 5, 1710, unm. in 

Abigail, b. Apr. 30, 1711 ; m. May 17, 
1731, David Noble, then of Westfield, 
Mass., but afterwards of Hebron, 
Conn., where he d. Feb. 18, 1761. She 


d. in Pittsfield, Otsego Co.. N. Y., 
1802. Ch'n : I. Capt. David. 2. Rev. 
Oliver, 3. Capt. James, 4. Katharine, 
5. Thirza, 6. Enoch, 7. Abigail, 8. 
A child, 9. Aaron. 10. Lydia, 11. Han- 
nah.' grandmother of Hon. William 
A.' Reynolds (Lydia" [Strong]. Han- 
nah') b. .Apr. 14. 1808, mcmb. N. Y. 
Constitut. Conv., 1867, Rochester, N. 
Y. 12. John. 

Mary. b. Apr. 12, 1713 ; m. Simsbury, 
May 8, 1743, Jonathan, b. Simsbury, 
June IS, 1722, son of Geo. Hayes of 
Windsor. See Hayes Gen., p. 23. 

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Rem. to Rupert, Vt. Ch'n : I. Jona- 
than. 2. Mary, 3. Philip, 4- Moses. 
Jerusha, b. Apr. 3. I7i5; m- Nov. 2, 
1736, Isaac Dunham, of Hebron, 
Conn., d. Jan. I, 1787, x. 85. She d. 
Nov. 6, 1801. Hebron. Chn; i. 
Isaac, 2. Capt. Simeon, 3. Jerusha, 4. 
Jerusha. 5. Levi, 6. Elizabeth, 7- 
Esther, 8. Elijah, 9. Calvin, 10. Sub- 

Timothy, b. Mav 2, 1717- + 
M.^RG.vRET, b. July 23, 1719; m. Eh- 
phalet Young. Hebron. Chn: i- 
Margaret, 2. Eliphalet, 3. Margaret, 



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4. Susannah, 5. Margaret, 6. Ely, 7. 
Sarah, 8. Theodosia, 9. Tryphena, 10. 

S.\RAH, b. Aug. 12, 1722; m. Oct. 15, 
1740, Thomas Holcomb. Granby. 
Chn : I. Hanning, 2. Isaac Terry, 3- 
Sarah, 4. Esther, 5. Thomas, 6. Mary, 
7. Noah, 8. Tirzah, 9. Huldah. 
Ruth, b. Mch. 9. 1725. "tti- '" '/Si- 
Prudence, b. 1728; m. May 28, 1750, 
Peter Rice. Simsbury. Ch'n: I. Pru- 
dence, 2. Naomi, 3- Jerusha, 4. Peter, 
S. Margery, 6. William. 

3F0itrtl| ^rtifratton 

'•Hcncefonvard, listen as ivc will. 
The voices of that hearth are stilt; 
Look where we may, the wide earth o'er, 
These lighted faces smile 110 more.' 

— Whittier. 

The descendants of : 

/ T u M,^= o^ri inn- (6) Thomas are Nos. 438-454; 

\ &'jZ ^rTNotl?J:437; ^ , J7i Nathaniel are Nos. 455-S56-, 

■^ (8) Samuel are Nos. 557-027. 


68. JOSEPH LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Oct. 8 
1733, L^anon. 4 ch'n. 

236. Sarah, b. Dec. 29, 1708. 
.237. Joseph, b. Oct. 10, 1710. + 

76. ISAAC LOOMIS, b. Sept. 15. "/OS. liv 

his is 
.■.|o. Beno.^ii, b. abt. 1725- + 

85. JOHN LOOMIS, b. Sept. 21. 1713; m- 
May 6, 17O0, dau. of Thomas Ellsworth; 
Oct 18, 1793. E. Windsor. 10 ch'n. 

;. 1684; m. 1708. Sarah Biss^. He was living 

238. Daniel, b. Apr. 7, I7i3- 

239. Benoni, b. Mch. 30, 1715- + 

ing in 1739, Windsor. A child (supposed) of 





John, b. Mch. 4, 1733-4- + 

Abigail, b. Mch. 28, I73S; m- " 


Luke, b. Oct. 15, 1736. -f , , 

Esther, b. May 14, 1738; m. ist, Joel 
Roberts, b. Oct. 27, 1738, d. Wmdsor, 
1780. He was a Rev. soldier ; m. 2nd, 
Dec. 12, 1785, Ephraim Lucker. 
Ch'n (by Roberts') : i. Naomi, 2. 
Samuel, 3. Judah, 4- Chloe, 5- Esther, 
6. Joel, 7. John Loomis. Judah, at 
age of IS. took his father's place in 
the Rev. War. He was the youngest 
soldier who enlisted in any war from 
Town of Winchester. The Judah 
Roberts Society, Children of the Am. 
Rev., named in honor of him. 
Lucy, b. Dec. 15, I739; m. Apr. 14, 
1760, Joel Adams, b. Sept. 18, 1740. 

I St, Apr. 5. 1733. Abigail, b. Sept. 14, 1712, d. 
m. 2nd, Anne , d. Aug. 16, I77I- He d. 

son of Timoth'y Adams, of Simsbury. 
She d. Dec. 6, 1825. Simsbury. Ch n : 
I Joel, 2. Roswell, 3- Louisa, 4- Li|- 
cinda, 5. Jeremy, 6. Denis, 7- Adol- 
phus. _ , 

Ursula, b. July 19, i74i : m- ^apj. 
John Wood, d. May 2, 1834- She d. 
Nov. I, 1820. 
Naomi, b. Apr. 9. 1743. d- Oct. 17, 


Roger, b. Feb. 2, 1744-5- + , , 

Elihu, b. Dec. 15, 1746, d. Aug. 21, 

Lwia, b. Oct. 5, 1748; m. Elisha Bid- 
well, d. Mch. 14, 1834- Canton, N. Y. 
She d. Oct. 1807. Ch'n: i. Mabel, 
2 Lydia, 3. Zebulon, 4- Elisha, 5. 
Beulah, 6. Ursula, 7. Levi. 






86, ABEL LOOMIS, b. Aug. 3, 1716; m. Nov, 3, 1741, Eunice Porter, b. Jan. 29, 1716, d 
Feb. 13, 1757, He served in Fr. and Ind. War, Ticonderoga e.xp'n, and was buried Oct 
16, 1758, at Greenbush, N, Y. Windsor, 6 ch'n. 

251. Eunice, bapt. July 25, 1742. 255. Eliz.mjeth, bapt. Jan. 27, 1751 d 

252. Abel, bapt. May 6, 1744. + June 16, 1838. 

253. Ezra, bapt. Mch. 23, 1746. + 256. Hezekiah, b. Sept 20, i7s^ + 

254. Daniel, bapt. Aug. 21, 1748. + 

89. STEPHEN LOOMIS, b. Windsor, July 2!, 1693; m. Dec. 7, 1715, Mabel Hoskins, b. May 
J I, 1692. He d. 1769, Wnidsor. In 1732, the taxable inhabitants of Windsor were divided 
into seven companies, each owning a township. The Torrington company are specified 
as "Matthew Allyn, Roger Wolcott, and Samuel Mather, Escfs, and other's, of the town 
of Windsor, patentees of Torrington." The number of these persons was 136, and 
among them was Stephen Loomis, taxed £38, 8 shillings. 5 ch'n. 

257. Stephen, b. Aug. 21, 1716. + 260. Gideon, b. Nov. 19, 1725. + 

258. Ch.\rles, b. Feb, 8, 1717-8. + 261. Eliphalet, b. June 25, 1729-TO 4- 

259. Seth, b. July 12, 1721. + . J 3. / y J t- 

91. DEAC. ISRAEL LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Aug. 6, 1705; ni. Nov. 1737, Sarah Simons, d. 
Nov. 17, 1791. He was deputy to Gen. Court 1766-7, and d. Sept. 10, 1781, New Hart- 
ford, Conn, 8 ch'n, 

262. Israel, b, Aug, 17, 1738, -f- 265. Hannah, b. May 4, 1744; m 1770, 

263. Sarah, b, June 5, 1739; m. Apr. 5, Jonathan . 

1759, Ashbel Kellogg, d. Feb. 7, 1806, 266, Joseph, b, June 17, 1748. -|- 

ae. 73. New Hartford. She d. June 267. Isaac, b. July 3, 1750. + 

22, 1765. Ch'n: I. Abigail, 2. Mary 268, Abigail, b. Aug. 6, 1753, d. Oct, 12, 

Ann, 3. Ashbel, 1757. 

264. Kezia, b. Feb. 10, 1741, d. Dec. 15, 269, Ashbel, b, 1756, d, Oct, 16, 1757 

92. AMOS LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn,, Aug. 12, 1707; m. Dec. 10, 1730, Hannah, b. Feb. 
4, 1709. dau. of Eldad and Sarah (Wait) Pomeroy. He removed to Southampton, 
Mass., and was adopted (?) by Mr. Nathaniel Curtiss (Courtis) in 17S7. See Spring- 
field Records^Vol, V, p, 726?), The following sentence from Nathaniel^urtiss' will, 
on record at Tlorthampton, Mass., possibly suggests an adoption :— "To .Hfos Loomis, 
who served his tune with me, I devise the other half of my lot (Nathaniel's wife Esther 
getting the first half) on Rainbow Hill, that was Judd's, or after my wife's decease the 
whole of it to be to him, his Heirs," etc. He d, 1779. survived by his wife, as his will 
shows, 8 ch'n — b. Southampton, 

270. Amos, b. Dec. 17, 1731. + 3- Esther, 4. Noah, 5. Hulda, 6. La- 

271. Nathaniel, b. May 28, 1734. + vinia, 7. Royal 


Curtis, b. Oct. 16, 1736. -f 274. Asher, b. Sept. 12, 1741. + 

73- Hannah, b. Jan. 15, 1738-9; m. 275. P;sther, b. Apr. 28, 1744; m. Apr. 30, 
Southampton, Feb. 14, 1761, Noah, b. 1777. Moses Danks, Southampton, 

Aug. 30, 1734, drowned at Russell, Mass. Ch'n— i. Moses, 2. Esther. 

Mass,, Apr, 27, iSoo, son of Thomas 276. Abisha, b. 1747, d. 1747 

and Mercy (Phelps) Burt, of South- 277. Shem, b. June 7, 1750. + 
ampton. Ch'n: I. Elvira, 2. Hannah, 

Abstract of Will (je Amos Loo.mis 

It was dated Nov. 22, 1775, and after a long preamble, that he, Amos Loomis of 
Southampton, gave "To my wife Hannah Loomis the use of one third part of mv Real 
Estate During The Term of her Natural Life and one third Part of my Personal 'Estate 
for her Sole Benefit and use forever. To mv Grand Daughter Jerusha Loomis, Daughter 
of niy son Amos Loomis deceased I give the sum of five shillings to be Paid Her by 
my Two Sons Asher and Shem as soon as conveniently niav be after my Deceas. To my 
son Nathaniel Loomis I give the sum of Five Sliillings to' be paid hini by my two sons 
above named. To the Heirs of my son Curtis Loomis deceased I give tlie said sum of 
Five Shillings to be paid to them equally bv my two sons above named. To my Daughter 
Ilniinah Burt, wife of Noah Burt, I give tlie sum of Two Pounds to be Paid her by my 
said two sons above named. To my Daughter Esther Loomis I give the sum of Fourteen 
Pounds Ten Shillings to be paid her by niy two sons above named as soon as may be after 
my Deceas, also one certain Feather Bed which she commonly used, and also the use of 
the North Room in the front Part of my Flouse till her niarryage and no Lon'^er 

H3 Jourlli ^gn^raltott 

Be it Remembered that the Above Named sum is given to my said Daughter, together 
with the Lawful Interest of the same til! payment of the same * * * * 

Also I give my said Daughter Esther the sum of Thirteen Pounds to be Paid her by 
my two sons above Named upon her marryage out of my Personal Estate of such House- 
hold Goods that she may want, that if she never marrys then the said Last mentioned 
sum is not to be Paid her till after the Deceas of my wife above Named. To my son 
Abisha Loomis I give and Devise the Lot of Land I Bought of Ezra Clark together with 
the Dwelling House upon the same to him the said Abisha his heirs etc. And to my two 
Sons Asher Loomis and Shem Loomis I give and Devise all the Residue and Remainder 
of my Estate both Real and Personal, that is to say all my Estate whicld I have not given 
to my wife for her use or Absolutely * * * * And also the Remainder of my Real 
Estate which I have given my s'd wife the use of, so soon as her Term therein is Expired, 
to have and to hold one moyety of all my sd Estate to him the sd Asher and his etc. * * *, 
and the other moyety to him the sd Shem, etc. * * *, they paying to their several Brothers 
and Sisters or the Heirs * * * *^ and also pay my just and Honest Debts, Funeral Ex- 
penses and maintaining my said wife with things necessary during her natural Life. 

And I constitute and Appoint my said two sons Asher and Shem Sole Executors of this 
my last Will, etc * *. 

Witnesses : 

Douglas King 
Silas Sheldon 
Jona Judd, Jr. 

A codicil to this will was as follows : 

Whereas since the making and Publishing of my Last Will and Testament Beanng 
Date, etc., my son Abisha Loomis has Deceased and the Bequest therein to him now 
remains unbequeathed unto any Person by his Death, I therefore would give and Dispose 
of the same in the following manner, viz. To my son Asher Loomis I Give and Devise 
six Acres of Land in the Lot that I Bot of Ezra Clark to be taken upon the West side 
of the Road that leads to Ichabod Strong's House, to the County Road leading from 
Southampton to Springfield and the said six Acres is to be Adjoining to sd Road to thim 
the said Asher and his heirs, etc. To my son Shem_ Loomis six Acres of Land in said 
Lot Laying upon the East side of Road and Adjoining to sd Road to him and his Heirs 
forever. To my son Nathaniel Loomis I give and Devise Twelve Acres of Land in said 
Lot Laying upon the Eastern side of the Above six acres given to son Shem Loomis anJ 
Adjoining to the said six Acres to him the said Nathaniel, etc. All th^ Remaining Part of 
said Lot |gescribed at length) with the Dwelling House, went to the sons Asher and Shem, 
one Moyety or half to each of them." 

Dated April i6, 1778, witnessed by Jeremiah Pomeroy, Sylas Woodbridge and Jona. 
Judd, Jr. 

97. HENRY LOOMIS, b. Sept. 14, 1701 ; m. Apr. 13, 1727, Mrs. Ruth Bidwell, nee Stanley, 
widow of James Bidwell. She was b. July I, 1696. Resided in Windsor and d. Aug. 8, 
1778. 7 ch'n. 

278. Henry, b. Feb. 12, 1727-8, d. Mch. 2, 282. Gideon, b. Dec. 30, 1735. -f 

1805. 283. James, b. Mch. 11, 1737-8, d. Oct. 28, 

279. Ruth, b. Aug. 24, 1729; m. Nov. I, 1738. 

1763, Ebenezer Holeman, d. Mch. 9, 284. Mindwell, b. Nov. 3, 1739; m. June 

1795. She d. June 17, 1770. No ch'n. S, 1761, Titus King of E. Windsor, 

280. Jerusha, b. July 10, 1731 ; m. who d. July 17. 1786, as. 57. She d. 

Sprague. Nov. I, 1784. Ch'n: l. Theodore, 2. 

281. Hannah, b. Oct. 22, 1733, d. 1815. Augustus, 3. Huldah. 

98. ^CAPT. MATTHEW LOOMIS, b. Oct. 25, 1703; m. ist, Oct. 19. 1727. Rachel Wright 
of Wethcrsfield, d. Feb. 16, 1736; m. 2nd, May 29, 1739, Mrs. Martha Lathrop, b. Nor- 
wich, Conn., Aug. 21, 1705, dau. of Joseph and Martha (Morgan) Perkins. (Martha 
m. 1st, Thomas Todd, m. 2nd, Solomon Lathrop, m. 3rd, Matthew Loomis). She d. 
Aug. 26, 1787, je. 81. He was ensign, 1752; ist Lieut., in invasion of Canada, 1758; 
Capt. 1761. One of his great-great-grandsons is Oliver Patridge Dickinson, of Chicago. 
111. He owned at least one slave, a negro man. See N. E. H. & Gen. Reg., Vol. LII. 
He d. July 31, 1764, Bolton, Conn. 9 ch'n. 

285. Matthew, b. Jan. 24, 1729. -{- 287. Christiana, b. Feb. S, 1736; m. Sept. 

286. Rachel, b. Dec. 17, 1731 : m. May 15. '9, i754, Capt. Jared, son of Stephen 
1755, Samuel Carver, d. Sept. 8, 1817, and Mary (Hungerford) Cone, d. 
ae. 86. She d. Pec. 16, 1791, Bolton. Apr. i, 1807. She d. Oct. 6, 1801. 
Ch'n : I. Samuel, 2. Rachel, 3. Sub- Bolton. Ch'n : i. Christiana, 2. Anna, 
mit, 4. Submit, 5. Jerusha, 6. Olive. 3- Jared, 4. Amos, 5. Rev. Salmon, 6. 

SInomts ^pu^alng^ 


Lois, 7. Atiuis. See Cone Gen. of 
1903, for desc'ts. 
288. Martha, b. Mch. 2, 1740; m. ist, 
Juno 12, 1760, Lemuel, (half bro. of 
Joel, who m. No. 451), b. Nov. 6, 
1736, Rrad. Y. C. 1759, d. May 4, 1780, 
son of Capt. Joel and Ruth (Dart) 
White ; m. 2nd, Timothy Cheney of 
Manchester, d. Sept. 27, 179S, ae. 65. 
She d. Jan. 28, 1803, Bolton. Ch'n: 
I. Perseus, 2. Pericles, 3. Lemuel, 4. 
Martha, 5. Clarissa, 6. Betsey, 7. Wil- 
liam, 8. John J., 9. Solomon, 10. 
Anne, 11. Anne. See Tuttle Gen., p. 




Levi, b. Jan. 17, 1742. + 
Mary, b. Jan. 29, 1745; m. June i, 
1773, Eliphalet, son of Asa Hendee; 
he d. Feb. 28, 1827, ae. 84. She d. 
Nov. 21, 1824, Andover. Ch'n: i. 
Abner, 2. Mary, 3. Eliphalet,' father 
of Lucius J. Hendee, b. July 13, 1818, 
President of Aetna Ins. Co., of Hart- 
ford, Conn. 4. Justin, 5. Leonard 
Andrew, b. Mch. 14, 1746-7. + 
Jerusha, b. May 31, 1749; m. Oct. 30, 
1770, Ozias Tyler. She d. Apr. 8, 

Mabel, b. May 31, 1749, d. Nov. 10, 

103. NATHANIEL LOOMIS, b. Feb. 15, 1711-12; m. Nov. 11, 1742, Sarah Ryley. He 
was a member of the Andover Society when it was incorporated in 1747, and for 
years afterwards. He d. Feb. 10, 1758. Coventry. 7 ch'n. 



Sarah, b. Dec. 2, 1743; m. Abraham 
Blackman, Peru, Mass. Ch'n. i. 
Abraham, 2. Nathaniel, 3. Eleazer, 4. 
Sarah, 5. Lemuel, 6. Patty, 7. Lydia, 
8. Levi, 9. Esther, 10. Eli. See Peru, 
Mass., Vit. St. for dates. 
Jabez, b. Sept. 8, 1745 + 
Nathaniel, b. Aug. 28, 1747. + 
Eunice, b. Oct. 2, 1749; m. Oct. 10, 
1750, Ebenezer Pierce. She d. Feb. 
26, 1826. Peru, Mass. Ch'n : I. 



Eunice, 2. Mary, 3. Martha, 4. Asa, 5. 
Lydia, 6. Ruth, 7. Jerusha, 8. Ebene- 
zer, 9. Dr. Enoch. See Worthington 
Gen., p. 138. 

Abigail, b. Oct. 19, 1751 ; m. 1790, 
Edward Simms, b. June 19, 1745, d. 
Mch. 20, 1824. She d. Aug. 13, 1801. 
Columbia. No children. 
Jonathan, b. Dec. 16, 1753. -|- 
Eleazer, b. May 2, 1756. + 

108. MR. ZECHARIAH LOOMIS, b. Nov., 1681 ; m. 1707, Joanna Abel, d. Nov. 25, 
1759, ae. 77. He removed to Lebanon and d. Apr. 6, 1751. 10 ch'n. 





Margaret, b. June 26, 1710; m. Feb. 
20, 1732-3, Deac. Daniel Rockwell, d. 
Sept. 3, 1775. She d. Mch. i, 1789. E. 
Windsor. Ch'n : i. Isaac, 2. Beulah, 
3. Mary, 4. Abner, 5. Lydia, 6. Beu- 
lah, 7. Abner, 8. Daniel, 9. Beulah, 
10. John, II. Noah, 12. Margaret. 
Zechariah, b. Apr. 14, 1712, d. Aug. 

7. 1715- 

Abigail, b. Dec. i, 1715. 

Joanna, b. Apr. 13, 1718; m. Dec. 2, 

1741, Joseph Lyman. Coventry. 

Ebenezer, b. June 11, 1720.+ 

Elizabeth, b. June 22, 1722 ; m. May 

9, 1749, Lemuel, b. Aug. 23, 1725, son 

of Nathaniel and Hannah (Denni- 

son) Kingsbury. She d. Oct. 11, 
1751. Coventry. # 

308. Zerviah. b. Sept. 2, 1724; m. Dec. 4, 
174s, Coventry, Ebenezer Jones. 
Ch'n: I. Abigail, 2. Adonajah, 3. 
Dinah, 4. Ebenezer, 5. Israel, 6. Abi- 
gail, 7. Esther, 8. Benoni, 9. Eber, 10. 
Silas. See Coventry Records. 

309. Zechariah, b. Sept. 12, 1726. + 

310. Ruth. b. June 14, 1729; m. Mch. 18, 
1756, Elijah, b. Aug. 11, 1733, d. 1775, 
son of Jedediah and Elizabeth* 
(Webster) Strong. Hartford, Vt. 
Ch'n: I. Oliver, 2. Elizabeth, 3. Eli- 
jah, 4. Ruth, 5. Submit, 6. Joanna, 7. 
John, 8. Ebenezer, 9. Ann. 



EZEKIEL LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., Oct. 1683; m. July 6. 1715. Mary Tem- 
ple, of Concord, Mass. He rem. to Lebanon and d. 1756. She was living in 1767. 
7 ch'n. 

Ezekiel, b. June 17, 1716. 4- 
Marv, b. June 27, 1717. In Loomis 
Gen., Ed'n of 1875, she is made to m. 
Elijah Fitch. This cannot be, for the 
will of Capt. Joseph (No. 117), 
makes Elijah Fitch his son-in-law. 
Hence I judge she m., if at all, Eben- 
ezer Reed (i"). She d. May 5, 1766. 

313. Abraham, b. June 23, 1721. + 

314. Phineas, b. Sept. 23, 1723. -j- 

315. Elijah, b. Mch. 24, 1725.4- 

316. Ezra, b. Aug. 13, 1726. 4- 

317. Zerviah. b. Aug. 8, 1728; m. June 6, 
1764. John Polly. Lebanon, Conn. 
Ch'n: I. Zerviah, 2. Amos, 3. Joshua. 

♦Elizabeth was a dau. of Capt. John and Grace (Loomis) Webster. 


Jourtli Ci^Pti^rattoti 

113. JOHN LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Mch, 28, 1692; m. 
of the Andover Society in 1747. Lebanon, i child. 

318. John, b. 1712? + 

He was a member 




CAPT. JOSEPH LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., Nov. 28, 1682; m. June 3. 1710, 
Mary, b. Oct. 5, 1685, dau. of Lieut. Joseph and Mary (Griswold) Cooley. He was 
appointed Ensign in 1722, Lieut, in 1732, and Capt. in 1738. He took an active part 
in Father Ralle's war. A descendant of his is Gen. Alfred Cutler Barnes, of Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. He d. May 30, 1748. She was living in 1765 — her sister m. Capt. Joshua 
Looniis (No. 159). In his will dated Jan. 20, 1747-8, proven Aug. 12, 1748, (»ee 
Manwaring's Digest of the Early Conn. Probate Court Records, Vol. Ill), he men- 
tions "Eldest dau. Mabel Hollibert, second dau. Keziah King, and granddau. Mary 
Fitch, dau. of Elijah Fitch." 3 ch'n. 

Mabel, b. Mch. 6, 1711-12; m. Oct. 

1, 1741, Lieut. John, b. 1710, d. Apr. 
20, 1778, son of Thos. and Rebecca 
(Meekins) Hurlburt of Hartford, she 
being his 2nd wife, his first wife be- 
ing Mary Ann, Cowles. Ch'n: i. 
John, 2. Joseph, 3. Mabel, 4. Sam- 
uel, 5. Anna. See Stiles's Wethers- 
field, Vol. II. p. 447. 

Kezia, b. Dec. 12, 1715; m. Dec. 8, 
1743, Zebulon King, who d. Oct. 21, 
1793. E. Windsor. Ch'n : I. Jerusha, 

2. Alexander, 3. Caroline, 4. Try- 

321. Mary, b. Jan. 12, 1720-1 ; m. Oct. 28, 
1742, Elijah Fitch. She d. 1744, E. 
Windsor. Dr. Loomis, ed'n of 1875, 
says, "Capt. Loomis does not men- 
tion Mary in his will," and he ought 
to have added, but he mentions a gr. 
dau. Mary Fitch. ALso see Stiles's 
Windsor, Vol. II, p. 684. See (No. 
312). Ch'n: I. Mary,', ancestress of 
Dr. Henry R.' Stiles (Charlotte S." 
[Reed], Deac. Abner,' Mary' 
[Fitch]), b. Mch. 10, 1832, author of 
Histories of Windsor, Conn., Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., and many other works. 

121. ENSIGN JOHN LOOMIS, b. Hatfield, Mass., Jan. i, 1681-2; m. ist, Oct. 30, 1706, 
Martha Osborne, b. Apr. 10. 1687 ; m. 2nd, Sept. 30, 1725, Ann Lyman. He resided in 
Lebanon and d. 1755. 7 ch'n. 

322. John, b. Sept. 24, 1709, d. June 10, 

323. Mar»ha, b. Oct. 4, 1712; m. Ebenezer 

324. Israel, b. Sept. 29, 1715. -f 

325. Timothy, b. Aug. 24, 1718. -\- 

326. Jonathan, b. Aug. 13, 1722. -f- 
^327. Sarah, b. June i4, 1726, d. July 14, 

328. Ann, b. June 12, 1727, d. Nov. 11, 


122. THOMAS LOOMIS, b. Hatfield, Mass., Apr. 20, 1684; m. ist, Jan. 8, 1713, Elizabeth, b. 

Mch. ID, 1688-9, d. July 18, 1742, dau. of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Reynolds) Fowler 
(see Fowler Gen., p. 21, and N. E. H. & G. Reg., Vol. VII, p. 131) ; m. 2nd, Dec. 20, 
1743, Hannah Hunt, d. June 10, 1758. He d. Apr. 30, 1765, Lebanon, Conn. — ch'n. 

329. Thomas, b. 1714. -{- 

123. DANIEL LOOMIS, b Nov. 15, 1682; m. Nov. 10, 1709. Elizabeth, b, Feb. 9, 1683- 
4, dau. of Samuel and Ruth (Drake) Barber. (Ruth Drake is a lineal descendant of 
Edward I, King of England, and Eleanor of Castile. See Heralds' Coll., Lond., 
Book Arundel, Vol. 3). He d. 1754- Windsor. 7 ch'n. 

330. Daniel, b. Nov. 2, 1710. -{- 

331. Elizabeth, b. May 20, 1712; m. Dan- 
iel Eggleston. She d. Feb. 18, 1741. 
Bloomfield. Ch'n: r. Mary, 2. Dan- 
iel, 3. Elizabeth, 4. Isaac, 5. Hannah, 
6. Anne. 

332. Mary, b. May 10, 1714; m. Joseph 
Hoskins. She was living in 1752. 

333. Elisha, b. June 6, 1716; bought lands 
in Tolland in 1750, and d. at Colches- 
ter, Nov. II, 1758. 

334. Dorothy, b. June 21, 1718, (m. No. 

373)- , . , 

335. David, b. Mch. 13, 1719. d- bef. 1752. 

336. Sibyl, b. Sept. 18, 1727; m. William 
Allen. She was living in 1752. 

124. JOSIAH LOOMIS, b. Nov. 28, 1684; m. Jan. 22, 1707-8, Elizabeth Kelsey. He 
bought the land in Simsbury in 1713, and was living there in 1741. 6 ch n. 

337. JosiAH, b. Mch. II, 1708-9. -f 

338. Benajah, b. Jan. 28, 1710-11. + 

339. Ebenezer, b. Nov. 9, 1712. -f 

340. Thomas, b. June 16, 1717- + 

341. Jacob, b. Nov. 26, 1720. -]- 

342. Francis, b. June 12, 1726. + 

ICmnittH (Ipnrnlorj^ 











ENSIGN JOR LOOMIS, b. Jan. 21, 1686; m. April 27. 1710. Ahiarail Filley, b. Jan. 
3, 1679, d. 1758. He was appointed an ensign in 1729, and d. Jan. 6, 1765. One of the 
136 Torrington Twp. patentees, 1732. Windsor. 3 ch'n. 

Job, b. Mch. 11. 1710-11.+ 
Abigail, b. Apr. 10, 1713-14; m. Aug. 
9. 1733, General Benjamin, d. 
Mch 18, 1776. son of Benjamin Al- 
lyn. She d. May 29, 1795. Windsor. 


Ch'n : I. Abigail, 2. Benjamin, 3. 
Abigail, 4. John, 5. Samuel, 6. Eunice, 
7. Ann, 8. job. 9. Dorothy, 10. Job. 
Eunice, b. July 25, 1716, d. bef. 1758. 

ENSIGN JOHN LOOMIS, b. Oct. 11, 1688: m. Apr. 24, 1712, Ann Eno, b. Apr. 
10, 1682. He was app'd ensign in 1734 and d. Sept. 6. 1765. Windsor. 4 ch'n. 

Ann, b. Mch. 7, 1718-19. 348. 

Ezra. b. Sept. to, 1721, d. Dec. 18, 349. 

1745, in the expedition a.gainst Louis- 
burg, Cape Breton. 

Anne, b. May 8, 1724. 

Lucy, b. Aug. 21, 1729; m. .^p^. 14, 

1760, Joel Adams. 

128. ISAAC LOOMIS, b. Aug. 23, 1694; m. Apr. 26, 1716, Hannah Eggleston. of Wind- 
sor, Conn., b. Feb. 7, 1691, d. Nov. 6, 1752. Windsor. One of the 136 Torrington 
Twp. patentees, 1732. 7 ch'n. 

350. Son, still-bom, Dec. 3, 1717. 

351. Isaac, b. July 19. 1719. + 

352. Jedediah, b. Sept. i, 1720. + 
Hannah, b. Feb. 15;, 1721-2; m. July 
8, 1740, Nathaniel Burr. Bloomfield. 
Ch'n : I. Hannah, 2. Nathaniel, 3. 
Isaiah, 4. Anna, 5. Eunice, 6. Salem, 
7. Miriam, 8. Freelove. 
Eunice, b. Jan. 23, 1723-4; m. Nov. 
II, 1742. Gideon Burr. She d. Au.g. 
30, 1746. Ch'n : T. Infant, 2. Eimice, 
3. Sarah. 

Joseph, b. Aug. 29, 1725. + 
Sarah, b. Feb. 22, 1733-4. Dr. Elias 
Loomis says : "Sarah m. July 10. 

175.S, John Clark," and that "She d. 
Aug. T4, 1758, leaving a child Josiah, 
b. Apr. 24, 1756." And Rev. Dr. M. 
R. Webster of Rochester, N. Y., 
says : "Sarah Loomis m. Apr. .S, 
I7S9, as his first wife, Ashbel Kel- 
logg, b. Oct. t8. 1732, son of Isaac 
and Mary fWebstcr) Kellogsr," and 
then he asks : "Was she dau. of 
Isaac and Hannah (Eggleston) 
Loomis"? CDr. Webster is prepar- 
ing a Genealogy of the Webster 
Family). If it was John, and not 
Sarah, who d. Aug. 14, 1758, then 
she mav have m. 2nd time. 

129. ABRAHAM LOOMIS, b. Dec. 13, 1696; m. Feb. 5. 1718-9, Isabel Eggleston, b. Jan. 
25, 1697. He rem. to Torrington, and was living there in 1761. He rec'd ijo for 
hiring a man into the army in 1779 He was made freeman in 1777, and was one of 
the 136 Torrington Twp. patentees, 1732. 7 ch'n. 

Epaphras, b. Nov. 13, T732. + 

357- Jerusha, b. Apr. 21, 1722; m. Oct. 
24, I7';4. Thomas Barber. She d. Tan. 
16. 1757. 

358. Abraham, b. Oct. 17, 1724. + 

359. IsABEi.. b._ Oct. 26. T729; m. Oct. 16, 
17.S.';, Benjamin, b. Nov. T2. 1732. son 
of Capt. Benjamin and Rachel 
(Brown) Phelps. He paid in 1779 
f6o fine for his son Jonathan being 
drafted and not serving She d. Dec. 
!.■;, 1784. Torrington. Ch'n; i. Jeru- 
sha. 2. Joseph, 3. Isabel. 4. Tonathan, 
b- 1763. .■;• Jemima. 6. Daniel, 7. Capt. 



Jemima, b. July 4. 1734; m. Mch. 25, 
1756, Deac. Noah, b. Jan. to. 1733. 
son of Ebenezer and Svbil (Curtis) 
North, who d. .Apr. 5. t8t8. She d. 
Dec. 27. 1767. and he m. 2nd. Eliza- 
beth. Humphrey. Torrins'ton. Ch'n: 
T. Noah. 2. Junius, 3. Remembrance, 
4. Jemima, ■;. Marv. For Mary's 
desc'ts, see Hist, of Torrington. 
Benoni, b. Sept. 28, 17,^8. d. Feb. 27, 


Remembrance, b. Sept. .30, 1743, d. 
Jan. 18, 1744-5. 

BENJAMIN LOOMIS. b. Feb. 7, 1698-9; m. Dec. 0. 1725, Joanna, b. Mch. I, 1701- 
2. _d. Jan. 27, 1801, Windsor, Conn., dau. of Jeremy and Jane (Hoslcins) .Alvord. Dr. 
Elias Loomis records that he d. Jan. 2, T763; but the following appeared in the "Hart- 
ford Courant," on Dec. 9. 1783: "On Friday last, (Dec. 5). as Mr. Benjamin Loomis 
was chopping wood at his door, he was seized with a fit which instantly put a period 
to this mortal state, in the 87th year of his age. Windsor. Conn." No other Benja- 
min appears who so nearly complies with these dates, as No. 130 above. But was it 
he? See Burke Gen., p. 172. Windsor. 6 ch'n. 

Joanna, b. July 31, 1726; (m. No. 

.365. Benjamin, b. Jan. 12, 1728-9, d. Feb. 
8, 1728-9. 


iFourtI) O^^n^ratton 

366. Tabitha, b. Oct. 16, 1730; m. Dec. 
17. 1747. John, b. May 28, 1726, d. 
Aug. 6, 1788, son of John and Mary 
(Root) Burr. She d. Sept. 19, 1828. 
Torringford. Ch'n : i. John, 2. Reu- 




ben, 3. Tabitha, 4. Jehiel, 5. Russell, 
6. Chloe, 7. Tabitha. 

367. Benjamin, b. Apr. ig, 1732. + 

368. Rachel, b. Aug. 5, 1735, 


Serajah, b. Dec. 4, 1740. + 

132. MR. TIMOTHY LOOMIS, b. Windsor, 
widow, 1st, of Charles Webster, and 2nd, 
Mch. 28, 1784, dau. of Timothy and Sarah 
rington, was town clerk of Windsor, from 
of the 136 Torrington Twp. patentees, 1732. 
Richard Bumham. Windsor. 3 ch'n. 

370. Mr. Timothy, b. July 30, 1724. + 

371. Hannah, b. Dec. 23, 1728, d. Apr. 16, 

372. Esther, b. Nov. 14, 1730; m. Nov. 30, 

Feb. 22, 1691; m. Apr. s, 1722, Hannah, 

of Deac. Job Curtis, b. Sept 10, 1674, d. 

(Pratt) Phelps. He owned land in Tor- 

1723 to 1740, and d. Aug. 12, 1740. One 

His widow m. 4th, Oct 15, 1742, Lieut. 

1755. Capt. Samuel, b. Oct. 5, 1725, d. 
Aug. 31, 1769, son of Samuel and 
Esther (Ellsworth) WeUes. She d. 
Mch. 2, 1814. E. Hartford. 

133. ICHABOD LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Jan. 25, 1692-3; m. Dec. 20, 1716, Hepzibah 
Loomis (180). He d. Feb. 21, 1776. Windsor. He was one of the 136 Torrington 
Twp. patentees in 1732. 8 ch'n. 

IcHABOD, b. Dec. 10, 1717. + 
Reuben, b. Mch. 4, 1719-20. -J- 
Hephzibah, b. July 5, 1722; m. Sept 
13. 1739. Capt (in the Rev.) Na- 
thaniel, Jr., d. Mch. 8, 1788, son of 
Nathaniel and Mary (Filley) Bar- 
ber. She d. Mch. 26, 1793. Torring- 
ton. Nathaniel, Sr., was son of Jo- 
siah and Abigail (Loomis) Barber. 
Ch'n: I. Hephzibah, 2. Nathaniel, 3. 
Nathaniel, 4. Elijah, 5. Timothy, 6. 
Chloe, 7. Lois, 8. Keziah, 9. Susa, 10. 
Eli, II. Ziba, 12. Jemima. 
Lois, b. Nov. 26, 1724; m. Nov. 24, 
1743, Lieut Samuel, b. Conn., Oct 4, 
1719, d. Sept. 18, 1775, son of Daniel 
and Mary (Collyer) Foote. Sims- 
bury. Ch'n : I. Samuel, 2. Lois, 3. 
Mary, 4. Lucy, 5. Timothy, 6. Elijah, 
7. Lucy, 8. Grove, 9. Hepzibah, 10. 
Roger. See Foote Gen., p. 70, for de- 
Lucy, b. Aug. 5, 1727; m. Nov. 10, 

1748, Deac. Nehemiah, son of Josiah 
and Naomi (Burnham) Gaylord, d. 
Dec. I, 1801, ae. 80. She d. Sept 3, 
1800. Torringford. Ch'n : i. Lucy,' 
ancestress of Elias W.' Leavenworth, 
LL. D. (Lucinda" [Mather], Luc/ 
[Gaylord]), b. Dec. 20, 1803, Sec'y of 
State of N. Y. ; memb. of Congress. 
2. Joseph, 3. Nehemiah, 4. Naomi. 
Mr. Elijah, b. July 13, 1729; 

m. Abigail . He d. Oct 17, 1753. 

No ch'n. 

Abigail, b. Aug. 2, 1734. 
380. Anne, b. Sept 19, 1741 ; m. June 15, 
1762, Capt Jabez, b. July 30, 1738, d 
Apr. 29, 1818, son of John and Eliza- 
beth (Drake) Gillette. She d. May 
13. 1795- Torringford. He was a 
Capt in the Revolution. He m. 2nd, 
Laurana Roberts. Ch'n : i. Ann, 2. 
Chloe, 3. Roxanna, 4. Esther, 5. 
Elizabeth, 6. Aurelia, 7. Horace. See 
Tuttle Gen., p. 182. 



URIAH LOOMIS, b. Windsor, May 8, 1703; m. June 2, 1737, Hannah, b. Oct 21, 

1706, d. Dec. 19, 1760, ae. 54, dau. of John and Hannah (Newberry) Wolcott* (See 
Wolcott Gen., p. 123). He d. Jan. 2, 1788. Windsor. 4 ch'n. 

381. Uriah, b. Feb. 23, 1737-8. + Bloomfield, Conn., 1758, d. June S, 

382. Oliver, b. Dec. 17, I74I-+ 1850. She d. Jan. 26, 1826, and he m. 

383. A Dau., b. Dec. 3, 1742, d. same day. 2nd, Nov. 16, 1826, Eunice Rowland; 

384. Hannah, b. Oct 11, 1747; m. Apr. m. 3rd, Louisa (Holcomb) Moses. 
3. 1783. Capt. George Latimer, b. Ch'n — by ist m. : I. Hannah, 2. Sally. 


ODIAH LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Aug. 4, 1705; m. Nov. i, 1739, Jane Allyn, d. June 
23, 1805, ae. 89. He d. Feb. 15, 1794. Windsor. 6 ch'n. 


Abigail, b. Oct. 20, 1740; m. Nov. 25, 
1762, Jonathan Sheldon, d. Feb. 10, 
1814, ae. 76. She d. bef. 1783. Suf- 
field. Ch'n: i. Jonathan, 2. Gad, 3. 
Odiah, 4. Jane, 5. Arastus, 6. Abigail, 
7. Ruth. 
Odiah, b. Feb. 8, 1741-2, d. Crown 

*The Wolcotts were the second most 
prominent and wealthy family in ancient 
Windsor. They trace their ancestry back 
to John Wolcott, of Tolland, Co. Sotner- 

Point, N. Y., bef. 1783. 

387. OziAs, b. Oct 25, 1743, d. Dec. 17, 

388. O21AS, b. Jan. 13, 1745-6.-1- 

389. Rebecca, b. Oct 25, 1750, d. 1837, 

390. Jane, b. Aug. 31, 1755, d. bef. 1793. 

set, England, whose will was proved 1572. 
See Chart of Wolcott pedigree, Salisbury 
Gen., for Hannah and the other Wolcotts 
mentioned in this volmne. 

ICnnmts (grn^alngg 

















SERGEANT NATHANIEL LOOMIS, b. Mch. 7, 1694-5; m. 1st, Mch. 27, 1718. 
Ann Allen; m. 2nd, Mch. 9, 1740-1, widow Ruth Newberry. She d. June 8, 1805. 
He agreed to keep school in Colchester in 1716, for £25 ids. a year. Was app'd en- 

sign m Colchester in 1715, and in Bolton in 1722. 

Nathaniel, b. Apr. 11, 1719. + 

Dorothy, b. Apr. 30, 1722; m. July 

16, 1752, Ebenezer Hayden, who d. 393. 

1790. Bolton. Ch'n: i. Eli, 2. Oli- 394. 

He d. Aug. 2, 1758. Bolton. 4 ch'n. 

ver, 3. Dorothy, 4. Ebenezer, 5. 
M indwell. 

Beriah, b. 1725, bapt. Mch. 6, 1726 + 
Graves, b. Nov. 6, 1727. + 

CHARLES LOOMIS, b. Feb. 20, 1696-7; m. Sarah 
the Andover Society in 1747, and d. Oct. 

Charles, b. Jan. 31, 1728, d. Mch. 12, 

Charles, b. Feb. 7, 1729, d. young. 
Elijah, b. Oct. 16, 1730. + 
Silas, b. Aug. i, 1732; m. Jan. 26, 
1758, Jerusha (Wolcott) Treat, 
widow of Samuel Treat. She d. Oct. 
28, 1793. (See Treat Gen.). He d. 
Jan. 27, 1791. 
Joel, b. Jan. 15, 1735. + 
Sarah, b. Oct. 14, 1736; m. Wethers- 
field, (his 2nd wife), Nov. 22, 1759, 

LIEUT. ROGER LOOMIS, b. 1703; m. 
(No. 191), d. Sept 5, 1787. He d. Aug. 

Roger, b. Sept. 1732, bapt. Sept. 10, 

1732. + 

Solomon, b. Nov. 14, 1734. + 

Deac. Abner, b. Apr. 5, 1737; m. 

Dec. 6, 1746, Martha Thayer, d. Jan. 

15, 1813, ae. 74. He was ensign, 6th 

Co., 3rd Battalion Continental Army, 

He was a member of 

18, 1778. Bolton. 10 ch'n. 

(by Silas Loomis, J. P.), Jedediah 

401. Charles, b. Dec. 27, 1740. + 
J02. Eleanor, b. Jan. 4, 1743, d. Aug. 30, 


403. Amasa, b. Mch. 26, 1745. + 

404. Samuel, b. July 5, 1750, d. May 11, 

Note. — In Treat's Gen., p. 497, is the 
following: "Jerusha Wolcott m. 2nd, Jan. 
26, 1758, Silas Loomis." Was he No. 

Oct. 6, 1731, Elizabeth Loomis of Windsor 
10, 1780. Bolton. 6 ch'n. 

1777, and Lieut, of Sth Co., 19th 
Regt. He d. Sept. 28, 1816. 

408. Abiel, b. Oct. 27, 1739; m. Mch. 12, 
1767, Mary Sutton. He d. Nov. 10, 


409. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 19, 1740 (1741) ; 
m. Aug. 5, 1761, Thomas Brown. 

410. Jacob, b. May 20, 1744 (i745)--f 

SERGT. JERIJAH LOOMIS, b. 1707; ni. ist, Aug. 13, 173S, Abigail Atherton, of 
Coventry, Conn., who d. Mch. 18, 1780; m. 2nd, May 31, 1781, widow Zerviah Bush- 
nell. He d. Aug. 29, 1790. Bolton, Conn. 5 ch'n — b. Bolton. 

Abigail, bapt. Aug. 14, 1737, d. Nov. 

17. 1751- 

Prudence, bapt. Apr. 29, 1739. See 

Bolton bapt. Records. 

Jerijah, bapt. Mch. 19, 1740. + 

Chloe, bapt. Sept. i, 1742. 

Ruth, bapt. Mch. 2, 1746; m. Mch 3, 

1768, Joseph, b. 1742, d. Dec. 31, 1809, 

son of Thomas and Lydia (Lyman) 

Webster, of Bolton. She d. Apr. 17, 

1826. Ch'n : I. Ruth, 2. Sabra. 

Note. — The Bolton Ch. Records, by Rev. 
Thomas Smith, gives above data for family 
of Jerijah Loomis, and as no mention is 
made in said records as to the family of 
Josiah (143), I firmly believe that Dr. 
Elias Loomis's deductions are wrong, and 
that there is but one family, that of Jeri- 
jah. — Editor. 

JOSIAH LOOMIS, b. 1710?; m. Aug. 13, 1735, Abigail Atherton. Bolton. So 
given by Dr. Elias Loomis. But see No. 142, note. 4 ch'n. 

Abigail, b. Aug. 9, 1737; m. May 24, 
1764, Benjamin Trumbull. She d. 
Feb. 25, 1810. 

417. Prudence, b. Apr. 11, 1739; m. Mch. 
3, I7S7, Zephaniah Thayer. 

418. Josiah, b. Mch. 24, I74i.-t- 

419. Ruth, b. Feb. 19, 1746. 

ISO. LIEUT. AZARIAH LOOMIS, b. May 2, 1700; m. Dec. 25, 1723, Abigail Newton, _d. 
June IS, 1778. He was app'd Lieut, in 1743, and d. Feb. 9, 17S8. Colchester. 4 ch'n. 

421. Abigail, b. Aug. 20, 1733, d. Sept. 27, 

420. Dim MIS, b. Sept. 20, 1724; m. Aug. 
7, 1744, Dudley Wright, d. June 11, 
1806. She d. Feb. 20, 1793. Col- 
chester. Ch'n: I. Loomis, 2. Abigail, 
3. Azariah, 4 Dudley, 5. Dimmis, 6. 
Lydia, 7. Sophia. 

422. Silence, b. Jan. 6, 1737 ; m. 


423. Ann, b. Dec. 20, 1740, d. Jan. 11, 


iFnurtlf O^?tt?ratton 

153- DEAC. CALEB LOOMIS, b. Sept. 20, 1707; m. Jan. 27, 1726, Abigail Wrigbt. Made 
freeman in 1739. A. memb. of the Andover Society in 1747, and removed to Union 
abt. 1754, and was living in 1777. Colchester, Columbia, Union. 7 ch'n. 

424. Israel, b. Sept 25, 1727, d, Aug. 13, 


425. Irene, b. Aug. 5, 1728. 

426. Abner, b. Apr. 21, 1729. + 

427. Abigail, b. July 3, 1732, d. Jan. 13, 

428. Phoebe, b. Mch. 7, 1733, d. Oct 13, 

429. Caleb, b. June 19, 1735. + 

430. Deborah, b. Mch. 8, 1738. 

154- DANIEL LOOMIS, b. Feb. 20, 1709; m. Oct 7, I73i, Hannah Withrell (also 
spelled Wetherell), d. Mch. i, 1779, x. 76. He d. Mch. 28, 1784. Colchester. 7 ch'n. 

IS, 1757, James, b. July 16, 1738, d. 
Aug. 12, 1823, son of James and 
Sarah (Treadway) Ransom. She d. 
June 27, 1823. See Ransom Gen., 
1903. Colchester. Ch'n: i. Olive, 2. 
Israel, 3. James, 4. Sarah, 5. Irenus, 
6. Betsey, 7. Joel, 8. Russell, 9. Lois, 
10. Jerusha. 
435- John, b. June 6, 1741. + 

436. Israel, bapt. Sept 2, 1744+ 

437. Samuel, b. Dec. 30, 1748. + 

431. Hannah, b. JiJy 15, 1732; m. Mch. 
28, 1754, James Welles. He removed 
to Wyoming, Pa., and d. July 3, 
1778. Ch'n: I. Olive, 2. Hannah, 3. 
Betsey, 4. Olive, 5. Amasa, 6. Guy, 7. 
Cyrus, 8. Theodosia, 9, Alice, 10. 

432. Mary, b. Aug. 18, 1733, d. Apr. 7, 
1777, unm. 

433. Daniel, b. June 16, 1735. + 

434. Elizabeth, b. Sept 6, 1738; m. Dec. 

157- SERGEANT THOMAS LOOMIS, b. Mch. 16, 1687-8; m. ist. Sarah 

vho d. 

May 10, 1728; (her tombstone is the oldest stone in the cemetery at Bolton) ; m. 2nd, 
Mary Darte, of Bolton, who d. Sept. 6, 1761, s. 65. He d. Jan. 12, 1770. Bolton. 
5 ch'n. 





Sarah, b. Aug. 7, 1721 ; m. Feb. 7, 
1738-9, Stephen Johns, d. Mch. 25, 
1788, ae. 77. She d. July 29, 1802. 
Vernon. Ch'n: i. Abijah, 2. Lucre- 
tia, 3. Thomas, 4. Eldad, 5. Rhoda, 6. 
Elizabeth, 7. Hugh, 8. Sarah, 9. 
Mary, 10. Stephen. 
Thomas, b. Feb. 8, 1723. + 
Mary, bapt Mch. 27, 1726; m. Mch. 
5, 1744-5. Joseph, b. Mch. 27, 1727, 



d. June 8, 1806, son of Nathaniel and 
Hannah (Dennison) Kingsbury. En- 
field, Conn. Ch'n : I. Lemuel, 2. Jo- 
seph, 3. Prudence. See Tremen Gen., 
p. 1478, for descendants. She d. 
Dec, 1800. 

Benjamin, bapt Aug. 1727. -f- 
Elizabeth, bapt Aug. 11, 1730. See 
Bolton records of baptisms. 
Ezra, bapt June 9, 1734. + 

CAPT. JOSHUA LOOMIS, b. Nov. 6, 1692; m. Longmeadow (Springfield), Mass., 
Oct 26, 1715, Dellbrah Cooley, a twin, b. Feb. 29, i6gi-2, d. Jan. 26, 1773, ae. 82. She 
was a sister of wife of No. 117, and dau. of Lieut. Joseph and Mary (Griswold) 
Cooley. He receivec^a grant of land in Tolland in 1713, and in 1737 he deeded 7i 
acres of land in Tolland to his son Joshua. He was app'd Capt in 1731, and d. E. 
Windsor, Dec. 26, 1761. 6 ch'n. 

444. Joshua, b. Nov. 16, 1716. -j- 

445. Deborah, b. Sept 6, 1718; (m. No. 

446. Zervia, b. Mch. 20, 1719-20, d. Jan. 
31, 1726-7. 

447. Joel, b. June 21, 1722. -j- 

448. George, b. Feb. 6, 1725-6, Grad. Y. C. 
1750, d. 1751. 

449. Zerviah, (Zurviah), b. Jan. 31, 1727-8, 
(Feb. I, 1726-7), d. Feb. i, 1728. 



ENSIGN JABEZ LOOMIS, b. Jan. 29, 1696-7; m. Dec. 25, 1720, Mary, d. Feb. 20, 
1788, ae. 86, dau. of John and (3rd wife) Mary (Cooley) Ferry, of Springfield. He 
d. Nov. II, 1771. Bolton. 3 ch'n. 

Mary, b. Sept. 28, 1723; m. Dec. 6, 
1744. Rev. Allen McLean, pastor of 
the Cong. Ch. of Simsbury, Conn., 
who d. Apr. 9, 17S6, ae. 70. One of 
their sons was Dudley B., a leading 
farmer of Simsbury, who m. Mary, 
dau. of Solomon Payne, a direct de- 
scendant from Gov. Wm. Bradford 
and Capt. John Mason. Their son, 
George Payne McLean, was b. Oct. 

7, 1857; he supported himself while 
in Coll. and was adm. to the Bar in 
Hartford in 1881. Rep. in 1883 
where he made a brilliant record for 
a young man. At 29 yrs. of age was 
app'd on the commission to revise 
the statute law of the state. He did 
such work on the commission as to 
gain the praise of his colleagues. In 
1887 he was app'd executive sec'y of 

ICoomtB dntfalngg 


Conn, by Gov. P. C. Lounsliury. In 
1886 he was made State Senator. 
Again his career was so brilliant that 
Pres. Harrison app'd him U. S. 
Attorney for the dist. of Conn, in 
1892. Here for four years he won 
for the gov't every criminal case that 
was tried and every civil case but 
one. On Jan. 9, igoi, he was inau- 
gurated the 56th Gov. of Conn., and 
as Gov., as heretofore, he has won 
for himself the praise and good will 
of both parties. One writer has 
paid him this tribute : "His success 
is the result of application and abil- 
ity, and when this is truthfully said 
of any man it is a saying of which 
he may well be proud. No man can 
succeed who does not have qualifi- 
cation or who does not enjoy to a 
marked degree the confidence of the 
community. A man must hew his 
way to the top, but he cannot suc- 
ceed even so unless he has a char- 
acter behind the hewing. ... If 
(Gov.) McLean had no further rec- 
ord to leave than the one he has 
already made, Simsbury and Hart- 

ford would have the right to enroll 
him high on its list of worthies, but 
it is prophesied by citizens of acute 
observation that he is certain to be 
chosen to even higher places of use- 
fulness." She d. Aug. 6, 1790. Ver- 
non. Ch'n : I. Mary, 2. Capt. Alex- 
ander, 3. Jabez, 4. Susanna, 5. Dud- 
ley B. 

451. Ann, b. May 22, 1724; m. Joel, b. 
Dec. 1727, d. Dec. 27, 1809, ae. 82, 
son of Capt. Joel and Ruth White. 
She d. June 18, 1807. Andover. Ch'n : 
I. Jabez, who was father of Jabez 
L., b. June 18, 1792, Treasurer of 
Conn.; 2. Hon. Joel W., b. Apr. 24, 
179s. U. S. Consul at Liverpool, 
1844-5, and Consul at Lyons, i8s7; 
3. George C, b. Nov. 28. 1S04, Pres. 
of White's Bank, Buffalo, N. Y. See 
White Gen., p. 102. Another account 
says she m. Joel, son of Daniel and 
Ann (Bissell) White, and had a 
child, John Loomis White, b. Dec. 
29, 1763. 

452. Hannah, b. Nov. 8, 1729, d. bef. 

163. SERGEANT GERSHOM LOOMIS, b. Apr. 9, 1701 ; m. June, 1736, Mary, b. Wind- 
sor, Apr. 17, 1702, d. E. Windsor, Jan. 24, 1780, se. 78, dau. of Matthew and Hannah 
(Chapman) Grant. He d. Dec. 27 (26), 1738, leaving an estate of £990-04-10, as 
inventoried, Feb. 16, 1738-9. Windsor, 2 ch'n. 

453. Amasa, b. Feb. 19, 1737-8.4- 

454. Child, b. 

-, d. Dec. 26, 1738. 

166. JOSIAH LOOMIS, b. Jan. 23, 1687-8; m. ist, Oct. 15, 1718, Esther 

of Leb- 

anon; m. 2nd. Thankful Warner, d. 1751. He d. 1739. Lebanon. 10 ch'n. 

Deborah Dunham. He was living in 
Hebron in 1794. 
461. Thankful, bapt. 1726; m. 1st, Josiah 

By 1st wife — 
455. Benoni, b. 

By 2nd wife — 

456. Child, d. young. 

457. Esther, m. John Polly. 

458. Rachel, bapt. July 29, 1722; m. Dan- 
iel Polly. She was living in 1797. 

459. Daniel. 

460. Elijah, b. ; m. Jan. 21, 1750-1, 

Rockwell; m. 2nd, Daniel Reed. She 
was living in 1797. 

462. Jerusha, b. ; m. Samuel 

Brown. • . 

463. Ebenezer, b. June 26, 1730. -f 

464. Sarah, b. , d. ae. 7 years. 

168. LIEUT. CALEB LOOMIS, b. Dec. 23, 1693; m. Feb. 28, 1728, Joannah, dau. of 
Deac. John and Sarah Skinner. See Manwaring, Vol. Ill, p. 339. for Skinner's 
will. He d. Aug. 4, 1784. E. Haddam. Colchester. 12 ch'n. 

465. Caleb, b. Nov. 28, 1728. + 

466. Joannah, b. Nov. 20, 1730, d. young. 

467. Joannah, b. Dec. 28, 1731 ; m. Dec. 
20, 1750, Weeks Williams, b. Apr. 19, 
1722, and d. Aug. i, 1793. Colches- 
ter. Ch'n: I. Samuel, 2. Weeks, 3. 
Daniel, 4. Dudley, 5. David, 6. Dud- 
ley, 7. Joanna. 

468. Sarah, b. Mch. 25, 1734; m. 1753, 
Adonijah, b. Colchester, Conn., July 
16, 1733, d. Oct. I, 1799, son of Ben- 
jamin and Margaret (Footc) Day. 
She d. Jan. 28, 1802. E. Ellington. 
Ch'n : I. Charles, 2. Sarah, 3. Lucy, 
4. Margaret. 5. Adonijah, 6. Rachel, 
7. Alvin, 8. Levi, 9. Lydia, 10. Erial, 

II. Elihu, 12. Epaphroditus, 13. 
Rowena, 14. Clarissa, 15. Adonijah, 
16. Ira, 17. Oliver. See Day Gen., p. 
67, for descendants. 

469. Samuel, b. Aug. 20, 1736, d. young. 

470. Samuel, b. Dec. 28, 1738, d. young. 

471. Ann, b. Sept. 3, 1742; m. Dec. 6, 
I7S9, Noah, b. June 10, 1740, d. Apr. 
22, 1813, son of John and Sarah 
(Loomis) Day, of E. Mendon, N. J. 
She d. 1831. Ch'n: i. Sarah, 2. John, 
3. Ann, 4. Noah, 5. Lois, 6. Lydia, 7. 
Lucy, 8. Hannah, 9. David, 10. Lydia, 
IT. Sophia, 12. Eli. 13. Eli, 14. Eras- 
tus, 15. Charles. See Day Gen., p. 
65, for many descendants. 

Hon. George Payne McLean, 
Second in descent from Mary Loomis, No. 450. 


iFnitrth S^urrattan 

472. Lois, b. Aug. 24, 1744; m. Dec. 9, 
1760, Capt. Lazarus Watrous, who d. 
July 8, 1800, as. 62. She d. July 7, 
1807. Colchester. Ch'n : i. Lois, 2. 
473- Solomon, b. Dec. 17, 1748. + 
474. Lydia, b. Jan. 17, 1750, bapt. Jan. 28, 

170. EPHRAIM LOOMIS. b. May 2, 1698 
2 ch'n. 

477. Benaj.\h, b. Sept. 25, 1719, d. July 
I, 1738. 

171. NATHANIEL LOOWIS, b. Oct. 1700 
and Sarah Skinner. See Manwaring, V 
8, 1768. Windsor. 2 ch'n. 

479. Sarah, b. Sept. 15, 1722; m. 1745, 
Michael Taintor. 

475. Jacob, b. May 24, 1752, bapt. Aug. 30, 

476. Mary, bapt. Mch. 17, 1754; m. Jan. 
17. 1771, Judah Scoville. Hamilton, 
N. y. Ch'n: i. Lydia, 2. Mary, 3. 
Lucy, 4. Joanna, 5. Clarissa, 6. Eu- 
nice, 7. Zada, 8. Lois. 

; m. Nov. 26, 1718, Mary Tuttle. Columbia. 
478. EpHRAiM, b. May 21, 1727. + 

; m. Aug. 7, 1721, Sarah, dau. of Deac. John 
ol. in, p. 339, for Skinner's will. He d. Mch. 

480. Nathaniel, b. May 13, 1724. + 





DEAC. NATHANIEL LOOMIS, b. Jan. 27, 1690-1 ; m. Feb. 17, 1728, Mary Dyer. 
The New London Gazette, under date of Friday, Dec. 22, 1769, had the following: 
"Ashford, Dec. 12. — Last Friday died suddenly here, Dea. Nathaniel Loomis in his 
70th year of his age." Dr. Elias Loomis records: He d. Feb. 1770. His wife sur- 
vived him. Columbia and Ashford. 5 ch'n. 

Dyer, b. Apr. 20, 1727.+ ^ 

Irene, b. 1729; m. Daniel Townsend. 

She d. Aug. 7, 1750. 

Nathaniel, b. 1731. + 

Mary, b. 1733; 111. June 5, 1755, John 

Carpenter, d. Oct. 13, 1816, ae. 88. 

She d. July 24, 1801. Stafford. Ch'n: 


I. John, 2. Oliver, 3. Sarah, 4. Rev. 
Josiah, s. Joseph, 6. Thurston, 7. 
Samuel, 8. Mary, 9. Nathaniel, 10. 
Irene, 11. Mary. 

Nancy, b. 1735?; m. Uriah Carpen- 
ter. Stafford. Had a son Frederick, 
and probably other ch'n. 

JONATHAN LOOMIS, b. Feb. i, 1694-5; ™- Dec. 24, 1723, Sarah, b. abt. 1697, dau. 
of Capt. John and Mrs. Sarah (Bissell nee Strong) Higley. He was one of the 136 
Torrington Twp. patentees, 1732. Windsor. 7 ch'n. 

486. Sarah, b. July 23, 1724, d. Dec. 11, 

487. Jonathan, b. Nov. 14, 1725, d. Sept. 
26, 1733- 

488. George, b. Nov. 22, 1727, Grad. 1750 
Yale Coll. and d. Apr. 20, 1781. 

489. Kezi.\h, b. June 18, 1729; (m. No. 
355— Joseph). 



Margaret, b. Mch. 15, 1720-1 ; m. 
Dec. 25, 1754, John Warner. East 
Windsor. Ch'n : i. George, 2. 
Loomis, 3. Ruth, 4. Wealthy, 5. 
George, 6. Walter, 7. Pliny, 8. Elihu, 
9. Cloney. 
Wait, b. Aug. 14, 1732. 

492. Jonathan, b. June 16, 1734. 

178. DAVID LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Dec. 2, 1694; m. Nov. 24, 1715, Elizabeth, b. Dec. 
29, 1694, d. Apr. 1770, dau. of Nathaniel and Mary (Skinner) Norman. He d. Jan. 
9, 1752, Windsor. 9 ch'n. 

493. David, b. Mch. 13, 1718-9, was living 

494. Joel, b. June 2, 1721. -\- 

495. Ebenezer, b. Aug. 6, 1723, was living, 

496. Richard, b. Oct. 11, 1725, d. bef. 


497. Eliz.\beth, b. Nov. 29, 1726; m. Apr. 
9, 1752, Daniel Bissell. Windsor. 
Was living, 1768. Ch'n : I. Lucinda, 
2. Daniel, b. 1754. For his "bravery, 
caution, self-reliance and inherited 
integrity," see copy of letter written 
him by Gen. Geo. Washington, May 
9, 1783, as noted on p. 244, in "Hist. 
Towns of the Conn. River Valley," 




by Geo. S. Roberts, 1906, 3. Dr. 

Elihu, 4. Sibyl, 5. Ezekiel, 6. Perez. 

See Tuttle Gen., p. 439. 

Mary, b. Oct. 6, 1728; m. Abraham 

Williams, d. Sept. 2, 1807. She d. 

Apr. 19, i8og. E. Windsor. Ch'n : i. 

David, 2. Mary, 3. Asa, 4. John, 5. 


Samuel, b. May 21, 1731- + 

Ann, b. Sept. 23, 1733, living in 1768. 

Supposed to have m. John, b. 1731, 

son of Benjamin Hills. Windsor, 


Hannah, b. Sept. 28, 1736; m. Eli- 

phalet Gilman, and was living, 1768. 

ffinomts d^rnral05g 


179- AARON LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., Sept. 5. i^; m. Feb. 5, 1718-9, Deborah 
Eggleston, d. Apr. 15, 1783. He removed to Torrington as early as 1739 and was one 
of the committee to divide Torrington lands in 1742, and was one of the original set- 
tlers of the town. He signed the memorial for the establishment of a church at Tor- 
rmgton, Oct., 1739. May 6, 1744. he was received into the church with his wife 
Deborah and his children, Aaron, Jr., Mindwell and Esther. His home in Torring- 
ton stood on the present Goshen road. He d. Sept. 13, 1773, at Torrington. 14 ch'n. 

502. Deborah, b. Apr. 10, 1720; m. May 
13, 1742, John Barber. She was liv- 
ing in 1772. 

503. Grace, b. Apr. 28, 1721 ; m. Stephen 
Loomis (No. 257). 509. 

504. Aaron, b. Jan. 30, 1722-3. -(- 510. 

505. Mindwell, b. Mch. 16, 1724-5 ; m. 
July 8, 1747, Isaac Hosford, of Litch- 511. 
field. She was living, 1772. 512. 

506. Moses, b. Sept. 12, 1726. -f 513. 

507. Abner, b. Nov. 26, 1727.4- 

508. Esther, b. June 30, 1729; m. (his 2nd 514. 
wife) Nov. 7, 1748, Rev. Nathaniel, 
b. bapt. Mch. 24, 1704, d. Mch. 4, 
1776, son of John and Patience (Sax- 
ton) Roberts, of Windsor. His rst 
wife was Margaret Marsh, of Wind- 515. 
sor, who d. Oct. i, 1747. He grad. 
Yale, 1732. He was the first minis- 

ter of the church at Torrington. She 
d. Feb. 6, 1783. Torrington. Ch'n: 
I. Margaret. See N. E. H. & G. 
Reg,, Vol. 42, p. 244. 
Ephraim, b. Apr. i, 1731. -}- 
Richard, b. Oct. 17, 1732, d. May 15, 

Eli, b. Feb. 18, 1733-4. + 
Issachar, b. May 28, 1736. + 
Naomi, b. May 10, 1738; m. John 
Hosford. She was living, 1772. 
Abiah, b. Apr. 22, 1740; m. Aug. 31, 
1763. Benjamin, b. Mch. 25, 1740, son 
of Joseph and Experience Beach. 
Torrington. Ch'n: i. Levi, 2. Ezra, 
3. Miriam, 4. Miriam, 5. Levi. 
Lemuel, b. May 8, 1744, d. June 6, 

181. ELIAKIM L(30MIS, b. Windsor, July 27, 1701 ; m. Dec. 4, I735, Mary Loomis (No. 
93-) He d. Mch. 29, 1753. Windsor. 5 ch'n. 



Eliakim, b. Sept. 25, 1738; resided 

in Winchester, 1770, and d. Apr. 15, 


Simeon, b. May 29, 1740.4- 

Phinehas, b. Mch. 15, 1744-5. + 

Mary, b. 1747, bapt. May 3, 1747; m. 

Mch. 2, 1769, Zenas Case. So says 


Dr. Elias Loomis's MS. in Yale Coll. 

Library, but I believe he is in error, 

for better evidence obtains for Zenas 

Case marrying No. 623, which see.— 


Sarah, b. 1749, bapt. Dec. 31, 1749; 

living, 1770, Winchester. 

185. NOAH LOOMIS, b. Apr. i, 1692; m. May 7, 1713, Sarah Morton, d. May 16, 1781 
He removed to Harwmton m 1735, and d. Feb. 3, 1774. Windsor and Harwinton 
6 chn. 

521. Noah, b. Jan. 27, 1713-4. -f 

522. Sarah, b. Sept. 10, 1717, was living 
in Harwinton, 1756. 

523. Christiana, b. April 13, 1719; m. 
1st, Nov. 5, 1741, David Jewell. (See 
Jewell Gen., p. 67). Ch'n: i. Chris- 
tiana, 2. Hannah, 3. David, 4. Eliza- 
beth, 5. Jonathan, 6. Betty, 7. Jesse. 


She m. 2nd, Daniel, b. Middletown, 
Conn., Aug. 8, 171 1, d. Sheffield, 
Mass., 1761, son of Edward and Re- 
becca (Wheeler) Higbee. See Whit- 
ney Gen., p. 370. 
Ebenezer, b. Apr. 28, 1724. 
Elizabeth, b. Sept. 5, 1727. 
Isaiah, b. June 28, 1730. -{- 

187. HEZEKIAH LOOMIS, b. Nov. 7, 1697; m. Nov. 14, 1724, Hephzibah Thacher. He 
was allotted land m Tolland in 1720, and resided in that town from 1720 to 1744 
In 1747 he bought land in Salisbury, and was living in 1759. Tolland. 7 ch'n. 

Elizabeth, b. Aug. 8, 1731. 
Ebenezer, b. Nov. 22, 1734, d. young. 
Mary, b. July 13, 1737. 

527. Hephzibah, b. Jan. i, 1725; m. Oct. 
i6,_ 1745, Samuel Gillett. Tolland. 
Ch'n: I. Hephzibah, 2. Lucy, 3. 
Adonijah, 4. Demas, 5. Ruth, 6. 
Simon, 7. Elizabeth. 

528. Hezekiah, b. Aug. II, 1728. + 


Nathaniel, b. Oct. 8, 1740. + 
Ebenezer, b. Oct. 15. 1743. 

188. ENSIGN SOLOMON LOOMIS, b. July 14, 1700: m. June 28, 1727, Abigail Strong 
d. May 6, 1773, x. 72. He bought land in Tolland in 1724, and d. Au'' 26 1772 
Tolland. 6 ch'n. > n ■ 

534- Abigail, b. Apr. 18, 1728; m. Nov. 5, She d. Nov. 19, 1773. (See Waldo 

1747, Abner, son o£ Joseph Hatch. Gen., p. 91). Tolland. Ch'n: i. Je- 

Walter Loomis Newberry, 

J 804- 1 868. 

Son of Amasa and Ruth (b. 175S, dau. of John and Margaret 

{Loomis, No. 490] (Warner) Newberry. Also third m descent 

from No. 172. Founded and liberally endowed the Newberry 

Public Library of Chicago, III. 

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iFnurtli i»fn?ratt0n 

rusha, 2. Abigail, 3. Abner, 4. Elea- 

zer, 5. Hannah, 6. Edy, 7. Esther, 8. 

Eleazer, 9. Sarah, 10. Stephen. 
535- A dau. b. and d. May 20, 1730. 
536. MicHAL (a dau.), b. May 20, 1730, 

d. May 11, 1773. 
537- Solomon, b. Nov. 4, 1732. + 
538. Anna, b. Mch. 29, 1735; m. May 22, 







1750, Moses Barnard, d. Oct. 15, 
1776, in army. She d. Jan. 12, 1774. 
Tolland. Ch'n : i. Francis, 2. Esther, 
3. Jonathan, 4. Ann, 5. Moses, 6. Wil- 
liam, 7. John, 8. Reuben, 9. Abby, 10. 

Esther, b. July 8, 1738, d. June 17, 

190. SERGT. JONAH LOOMIS, b. Apr. i, 1705; m. June 19 (17), 1734, Anna, b. Aug. 
12, 1712, d. Nov. 23, 1748, dau. of Thomas and Sarah (Grant) Skinner. He bought 
land in Tolland in 1744, and d. 1764. E. Windsor. 8 ch'n. 

Anna, b. Oct. 5, 1734; m. (as is evi- 
denced by dates, residence, and other 
collateral facts), John, b. 1731, d. 
prob. 1777, son of Benjamin and 
Elizabeth (Warren) Hills. East 
Windsor, Conn., where b. ch'n : i. 
John, 2. Azuba, 3. Anna, 4. Erastus, 
5. Norman, 6. Azuba, 7. Elizur, 8. 
Hezekiah, 9. Anna, 10. Lucy. See 
Hill Gen., p. 36. 

Jonah, b. Feb. i, 1736-7, d. 1786. E. 

Lucretia, b. Dec. 18, 1738; n\. Israel 

543. Rachel, b. Sept. 17, 1740; m. Nov. 
12, 1767, Jonathan Kelsey. 

544. EzEKiEL, b. Aug. 20, 1742; m. 1st, 

Lucy , who d. Dec. 19, 1768, 

ae. 26; m. 2nd, Sarah Porter, d. Oct. 
6, 1801, ae. 49. He d. July 2, 1801. 
E. Windsor. 

545. Ale.xander, b. June 8, 1744, d. Dec. 
30, 1806. 

546. Beulah, b. Aug. 9, 1746; m. Israel 
Williams. (See Treat Gen., p. 547). 
E. Windsor. Ch'n : i. Anna, 2. Is- 
rael, 3. Wareham. 

547. AzuBAH, b. Nov. 6, 1748, d. Sept. 24, 

MOSES LOOMIS, b. June 24, 1696; m. ist, Aug. 12, 1725, Rebecca Loomis (No. 
136), who d. June 10, 1726; m. 2nd. Dec. 17, 1729, Elizabeth Bidwell, of Hartford, 
who d. Feb. 20, 1761. In 1732, he was one of the 136 Torrington Twp. patentees. 
He bought land in Tolland in 1744, and d. Feb. 16, 1761. E. Windsor. 8 ch'n. 

Rebecca, b. June 4, 1726; m. June 26, 
1748, Thomas Woodruff, was living 
in 1761. 

Mabel, or "Mehetable," b. E. Wind- 
sor, a. 1730, possibly 1740; m. Sam- 
uel Rockwell, b. E. Windsor, June 
30, 1726, d. Wapping, Apr. 17, 1798, 
son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Rock- 
well) Grant. Innkeeper. They owned 
the covenant in the church at E. 
Windsor. The Second Cong. Society 
at S. Windsor first met in their barn. 
Surveyor, lister. (For nearly 800 of 
her desc'ts, see Grant Gen., p. 24). 
She d. Windsor, July 26, 1805. Ch'n : 
I. Gustavus, 2. Tryphena, 3. Thomas, 
4. Sylvester, 5. Tryphena, 6. Eliza- 
beth, 7. Wereham. 

550. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 30, 1732; m. May 
26, 1754, Abiel, b. E. Windsor, Apr. 
12, 1729, d. May 28, 1762, son of 
Samuel and Tlieophyle (Bartlett) 
Grant. She d. E. Windsor, July 15, 
1759. No. ch'n. 

551. Moses, b. Dec. 24, 1734. + 

552. SuB.MiT, b. Oct. 20, 1736; m. Nov. 10, 
1755, Thacher Lathrop, d. Dec. 30, 
1806. She d. Aug. 22, 1794. Tolland. 
Ch'n: I. Elizabeth, 2. Lydia, 3. Lura, 
4. Vallaley. 

553. Zervi.\h, b. Nov. 10, 1738, d. Dec. 10, 

554. RosALENA, b. Oct. I, 1741, living, 

555- Justus, b. Aug. 25, 1745. + 

-, Windsor, i child. 

198. EBENEZER LOOMIS, b. July 16, 1698; m. - 
556. Jemima, b. Mch. 4, 1734. 

202. SERGT. SAMUEL LOOMIS, b. Westfield, Mass., Apr. 28, 1681 ; m. ist, Feb. 3, 
1703, Rebecca, b. Westfield, Mass., Jan. 4, 1683, d. after Dec. 19, 1720, dau. of Thomas 

and Hannali ((Warringer) Noble; m. 2nd, Hannah , who d. Oct. 29, 1758. He 

removed from Westfield, Mass., to Sheffield. Mass., in 1752, and there d. Oct. 27, 
1758. 9 ch'n. 

557. Rebecca, b. Nov. i, 1704, d. Apr. 15, 

558. Samuel, b. Aug. 9, 1707.-)- 

559. Rachel, b. Mch. 10, 1709; m. Feb. 4, 
1731, Samuel, b. May 9, 1695, son of 
Stephen and Elizabeth (Woodman) 


Lee, d. Nov. 21, 1781, ae. 78. She d. 

Oct. II, 1793. Sheffield, Mass. Ch'n: 

I. Sarah, 2. Samuel, 3. Rachel, 4. 

Solomon, 5. Sarah, 6. Warham, 7. 


Rebecca, b. Dec. 25, 1710; m. July 12, 

llnomts (gntpalogy 


226. JOEL LOOMIS, b. Westfield, Mass., Oct. 13, 1708; m. Sept. 9, 1736, Sarah Gozzard. 
He d. 1776. Simsbury. I child. 

621. Sarah, b. Aug. 4, 1737; m. Dec. 29, 
1768, George Brown. Simsbury. 




TIMOTHY LOOMIS, b. Westfield, 
Morton. He d. Apr. 7, 1760. She m. 
Simsbury. 6 ch'n. 

MiNDWELL, b. Feb. 14, 1744-5- 
Mary, b. Apr. 12, 1747; m. June 13, 
1769, Zenas, b. Nov. 3, 1747, son of 
Benjamin and Hannah (Drake) 
Case. Simsbury, Conn. Ch'n: i. 
Wm. M., 2, Zenas, 3. Shadrick, 4. 
Polly, S. Nathaniel, 6. Polly, 7. Eliz- 
abeth, 8. Timothy. See No. 519. 
Timothy, b. Nov. 13, 1750. + 

Ch'n: I. Joel, 2, Philip. 

Mass., May 2. 1717; ni. May 5, 1743, Mary 
2nd, June 13, 1763, Benjamin Case (his 2nd w.). 

625. Rachel, b. Aug. 29, 1756. 

626. Ruth, b. Sept. 15, 1759. 

627. Belinda, b. a. 1762; m. Israel Pin- 
ney. ( See Treat Gen., p. S48). Cole- 
brook. Ch'n: I. Israel, 2. Linda 
(Belinda), 3. Menda, 4. Nathaniel, 
5. Reuben, 6. Jasper, 7. Elihu, 8. 

Jtftl) ^fttfratton 

IVe owe it to the generations that go before us, and to those 
which come after us, to perpetuate the memory and example of those 
who in a signal manner made themselves serviceable to humanity. 

— Frederick Douglas. 

The descendants of: — 

(i) Joseph are Nos. 628-797; (S) Deac. John are Nos. 798-1113; 

(6) Thomas are Nos. 1114-1151; (7) Nathaniel are Nos. 1152-1293; 

(8) Samuel are Nos. 1294-1500. 

236. LIEUT. JOSEPH LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Ct., Oct. 10, 1710; m. ist, Feb. 17, 1735-6, 
Sarah Woodward, d. Nov. 19. 1736; m. 2nd, Nov. 9, 1738, Abigail Clark. He d. Apr. 
II, 1760. II ch'n — all b. Lebanon, Ct. 




Sarah, b. Nov. 15, 1736; m. Josiah, 
b. Nov. IS, 1736, d. Feb. 6, 1816, son 
of Josiah and Hannah (Hutchinson) 
Webster. He was a cooper, carpen- 
ter and joiner. They settled in \Var- 
ren, N. Y. She d. abt. 1794, and he 
m. 2nd, Sarah Bacon, who d. 1814. 
Ch'n — b. Lebanon: l. Asenath, 2. 
Submit, 3. Daniel, 4. Hannah, 5. Jo- 
siah, 6. Abigail, 7. Rhoda, 8. Malinda, 
9. William. 

Joseph, b. Nov. 15, 1741- + 
Elvira, b. 1743; m. Sept. 13, 1770, 
Deacon Josiah Huntington, d. Mch. 
29. 1835. (See Huntington Gen., p. 
128). Wethersfield, Ct. Ch'd: i. A 

Abigail, b. May 8. 1745 ; m. Bolton, 
Ct., May 29, 1766, Jordan Post. 
Rhoda, b. Mch. 17, 1747; m. (his 2nd 
w.) Roger, b. Sept. 14, 175 1, son of 
Gershom and Abigail (Robbins) 
Bulkley, who d. Aug. I, 1819. Col- 
chester, Ct. She d. June 15, 1807. 




AzuB.\, b. Feb. 19, 1749; m. Lebanon, 
Conn., (his 2nd wife) Deac. Henry, 
b. Oct. 7, 1741, d. May 27, 1815. son 
of Henry and Bethiah (Spafford) 
Bliss. She d. Aug. 24, 1824, Colum- 
1)ia, Conn. Ch'n : I. Mai. Chester, 
2. Clarinda, 3. Ruby, 4. Louise ("Sax- 
cy"), who m. Capt. Geo. Loomis, No. 

Irene, b. Apr. 24, 1751. Unm. 
William, b. June 26, 1753. Killed in 
the battle of Bunker Hill, June 17, 


Simon, b. May 14, 1755. + 
Jerome, b. Aug. 20, 1757. -(- 
Sarah, b. Sept. 12, 1759; m. 1780, 
Samuel, b. Jan. 19, 1758, d. Oct. 3, 
1834, son of Capt. Elias and Zerviah 
( ) Bliss. She d. Mch. i, 1823. 
Columbia, Ct. Ch'n : l. Polly, 2. El- 
vira, 3. Sarah, 4. Rowena, 5. Elias, 
6. Sophia, 7. Achiah, 8. Samuel, 9. 
Charles, 10. Clarinda. 

239. BENONI LOOMIS, b. Mch. 30, 1715; m. Nov. 5, 1735, Hannah Woodward, d. May 
IS, 1786. He d. June 28, 1789, Lebanon, Ct. 8 ch'n — all b. Lebanon. 

j')r 1l\i KO t i' !j lr,\\-,.i,-,V.U i\>V^ 

.iilhvij; i hVj Ui'xiiij i'.Vi'ji .-.It ..C''i\i')t\ 

Room, with ancestral deed on the zvall. 

Dining-room and clock. 

Interior Viezvs of the Ancestral Home. 

Bedroom, with quaint old furniture. 

Sitting-room, with old-fashioned fireplace and 
the sword used in defence of liberty and inde- 



3FiftI| ^fttfrattnn 

39. Daniel, b. Aug. 15, 1736. + 
140. AsAHEL, b. Nov. 23, 1738. + 
P41. Hannah, b. Mch. 27, 1741 ; m. Wm. 
Smalley. "David Rider, (R>'ther), 
Jr., and Zervia (Smalley) Rider his 
wife, of Bernardstown, Mass., and 
Wm. Smalley, Jr., of Gill, Mass., and 
Phoebe Fish, of Guilford, Vt, sell 
land left by last will of their grand- 
father Benoni (239) Loomis, dec'd," 
Mch. 10, 1796. See Lebanon, Ct., 




land records, V. 17, p. 
2nd . 

197. He m. 

Joel, b. Jan. 4, 1744. + 
Reuben, b. Apr. 28, 1746. + 
Benoni, b. Jan. 3, 1749. + 
Phoebe, b. July 21, 1757, d. bef. 1783. 
Ruth, b. Mch, i, 1754; m. 1777, Joel, 
b. July 5, 1752, son of Seth Wright. 
She d. June 4, 1810, and he m. 2nd, 
May 23, 1818, Elizabeth Perkins, and 
d. Feb., 1839. 

240. BENOXI LOOMIS, b. about 1735; m. Mary . He served in the regt. raised for 

the reduction of Crown Point, Apr., 1755. (See Goodwin's E. Hartford, p. 77). He d. 
1793. Hartford, Ct. (See Hartford Probate Records, Vol. 20). 3 ch'n — b. Hartford. 

547. Esther, b. July 16, 1746. 

548. Israel, b. Dec. 20. 1753. + 

549. Martha, b. abt. 1756; m. Adonijah, 
son of Daniel and Jerusha (Chalker) 

Pratt. Harwinton, Conn. Ch'n : i. 
Candace, 2. Minerva, 3. Martin. 4. 
Maria, 5. Harriet, 6. Nancy, 7. Ste- 
phen Riley. See Pratt Gen., p. 239. 




JOHN LOOMIS, b. Mch. 4, 1733-4; m. June 8. 1756, Redexalena. b. May 16, 1735, 
d. Nov. 17, 1815, dau. of Lieut. Thomas and Catharine (Loomis, 19s) Wolcott. He 
was a private, 1776, in Backus' Regt. of Light Horse for relief of N. Y. Both b. 
Windsor, and d. E. Windsor. Miller and farmer. Whig. Cong't. He d. Sept. 18, 
1807. (See Wolcott Gen.). 10 ch'n — all b. Windsorville, Ct. 



Elihu, b. Jan. 28, 1758. + 
John, b. June 22, 1759.-!- 
Redexalena, b. Nov. 29, 1761 ; tn. 
Sept. 13, 1791, Jonathan Bissell. d. 
Dec 29, 1825. She d. Apr. 27, 1843. 
Windsorville. Ch'n : I. Orrin, 2. 
Redexalena, 3. Julia, 4, Benjamin, 5. 
Julia, 6. Martha, 7. Mary, 8. Laura. 
Damaris. b. Feb. 25;, 1765; m. 1783, 
Phineas Blodgett, d. Aug. 29, i8to, 
ae. 54. She d. 1828, E. Windsor. Ct. 
Ch'n : T. Phineas, 2. Damaris, 3. 
Philena, 4. Marilda. 5. Alva. 6. Luke 
Wolcott. 7. Abigail. 8. Candace, 9. 
Emeline, to. Luke Wolcott, II. Can- 
dace M., 12. Antoinette Minerva. 
Warham. b. Dec, 1767. -f- 
JosEPH, b. May 5, 1770, d. Mch. 25, 
Benjamin, b May 5, 1770. -|- 

657. Sarah, b. Aug. 6, 1774: m. June, 
1801, Ebenezer Allen, b. July 31, 
1774, d. Sept. 21, 1850. She d. Mch. 
.so, t86o. Both d. E. Windsor, Ct. 
Farmer, Whig. Ch'n : I. Sarah Wol- 
cott, 2. Ebenezer Loomis, 3. Chloe 
Osbom, 4. Elizabeth Redexalena, 5. 
Elvira F., 6. Wm. Ellsworth, 7. Mar- 
tha Ann, 8. Marietta. 

658. LuriNDA. b. 1778? m. Elijah Cady. 
of E. Windsor. Wapping. Ct. Their 
dau. Sabra. b. E. Windsor. Jan. 12, 
1803. m. Eli, son of Thaddeus Fitch. 
Wm. Ely says she m. Dec. 30, 1818. 
Adam Newton, Vernon, Ct. Fitch, 

in his Gen., p. 67, says Elijah Cady 
m. Sabra Loomis. Query — are Lu- 
cinda and Sabra one and the same 
person ? 

243. LUKE LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Ct, Oct. 15, i7.-s6; m. Experience Carver, (a desc't 
from John Alden). of Bridgewater. Mass., d. Feb. 21, 1816. He d. Mch. 8, 1811, 
E. Windsor. 4 ch'n — b. E. Windsor, Ct. 

660. Anne, b. Julv 11, 1764, d. Aug. 4. 

661. Simeon, b. Sept. 11. 1767.-!- 

662. Russell, b. Aug. 5. 1769. -f 

663. Anne, b. Jan. 16. 1772 ; m. Benjamin 
Cook. She d. Oct. 25, 1793. and he 
m. 2nd. Mabel Loomis (1144). 

2.18. ROGER LOOMIS, b. Windsor. Ct. Feb. 9. 174-^-5: m. Chloe Loomis (1130). d. 
Apr. 28. 1825. He bought land in Tolland. Ct.. in 1802, and d. Feb. 24, 1820, East 
Windsor, where b. his 7 ch'n. 

664. Rhoda, b. Dec. 16, 1769; m. Joseph 
Blodgett, d. Sept. 7. 1828, ae. 47- 
She d. Oct. 2, 1844. Ch'n : i. Maria, 
2. Joseph, 3. Roswell, 4. Nancy, 5. 

665. Almira, b. Nov. 16, 1771, d. Dec. 15, 

666. Abigail, b. Nov. 9, 1773; m. Josiah 
Gaboon. One dau. was Abigail, who 
had brothers and sisters. 

667. Samuel, b. Nov. it, 1777. + See Crane Gen. of 1903. 

668. Chloe, b. July T, 1780; m. David, 669. Mary, b. Jan. 27, 1783; m. Elihu 
son of David and Theodosia (Pit- Blodgett, d. June 23, 1861, ae. 79. She 
kin) Crane, Jr., b. Oct. 4, i774 or 5, d. Jan. 27, 1857. East Windsor, 
d. Oneida Castle, N. Y., Sept. 7, 1851. Ch'n: I. Jeannette, 2. Myranda, 3. 
She d. Nov. 4. 1829. East Windsor, Nelson. 

Ct. Ch'n: t. David Orville, 2. 670. Asahel, b. July 2, 1785.+ 
Franklin. 3. Chloe P., 4. Celia A. 

252. ABEL LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Ct., bapt. May 6, 1744; m. ist, Mcb. 25, 1770, Sarah 
Phelps; m. 2nd. Nov. 11, 1782, .Abigail Lee. He d. Jan. 13, 1817. Simsburv, Ct. 6 

671. Abel, b. Aug. 3, 1772, bapt. Sept. 13, 1776. 

1772, d. June t8, 1776. 674. Elijah, b. 1783. d. 1810? 

672. Levi, b. Sept. 6, 1774. + 675. Philander D., b. June 6, 1786. + 

673. Sarah, b. June 12, 1776, d. June 15, 676. Anna, b. 1787, d. 1818? 

253. EZRA LOOMIS, bapt. Windsor, Ct., Mch. 23, 1746; m. . He removed to 

Egremont, Mass. He d. June i, 1805. See Stiles's Wethersfield, Vo. IL A (sup- 
posed) child of his is 

677. Ezra, b. 1773. -|- 

254. DANIEL LOOMIS, bapt. Windsor, Ct., Aug. 21, 1748; m. Mary Derby, d. Tuly 4, 
1824, at Half Moon, N. Y. He d. May, 1824. Half Moon. 6 ch'n— b. N. Y. 

678. Lavinia, b. 1786: m. James Hagar, years of age. Not heard from since, 
who d. 1849. She d. Feb. 2, 1866. 681. Roxanna, b. 1792, d. ae. 2 years. 
Masonville. Delaware Co., N. Y. 682. Squire, b. Oct. 11, 1794. + 

679. Ezra, b. 1788. + 683. Anna, b. 1796, d. ae. 3 years. 

680. Oliver, b. 1790, disappeared when 25 

256. HEZEKTAH LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Ct., Sept. 29, 1753, bapt. Oct. 7, 1753: m. by 
Rev. Eben Kellogg, May 7, 1778, Lydia Dorchester, d. Oct. 9, 1803, ae. 50. She wa9 
bapt. Oct. 9, 170T, at Vernon, Conn. He d. Mch. 6, 1839. N. Bolton. 3 ch'n. 

684. Hezekiah, b. May 21, 1779; m. Oct. 6Ss. Alvin, b. July 3, 1786.-!- 

2, 1806, Lydia (^arew, d. Dec. 28, 686. Warren, bapt. Nov. 2, 1788. 

1845. He removed to N. Y. 

257. STEPHEN LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Ct., Aug. 21, 1716; m. June 9, 1743, Grace Loomis 
(503). He d. Oct. 30, 1794, at Windsor, where b. his 5 ch'n. 

687. Stephen, b. Apr. 13, 1745.-!- Chloe, 6. Clarissa, 7. Orrin. 8. Roxy, 

688. Grace, b. Dec. 5, 1746; m. Jan. 24, 9. Mary, 10. Nathaniel, ii. Muhala, 
1768, Joe! Wilson. Bloomfield, Ct. 12. Jason Goodwin. 

(See Stiles, p. 130). Ch'n; i. Grace, 690. Susannah, b. Sept. 24, 1753. 

2. Joel, 3. Susannah, 4. Susy, 5. John, 691. Hulda. b. Dec. 31, 1755; m. Feb. 3, 

6. Deborah. 1755, Wm. R. Case, d.'Nov. 29, 1828. 

689. Dorcas, b. Apr. 9, 1752; m. Aug. 9, She d. Jan. i, 1835. Wintonbury, Ct. 
1770, Samuel Eggleston, d. Feb. 14, (See Boyd's Windsor, p. 193). Ch'n: 
1837, ae. 90. She d. Aug. 4, 1834. i. William, 2. Hulda, 3. Abiah. 4. 
Bloomfield. Ct. Ch'n : I. Samuel, 2. Ruth, 5. Horace, 6. Asher, 7. Rev. 
Dorcas, 3. Abigail, 4. Samuel, 5. William, 8. Chester. 

258. CHARLES LOOMIS, b. Feb. 8, 1717-8; m. July 3, 1750, Constant Eggleston. 5 ch'n— 
b. Windsor, Ct. 

692. Constant, b. March 25, 1756, d. Dec. 695. Lovell, b. May 18. 1764 ; m. Feb. 20, 
12, 1796. 1793, Azubah Phelps. Bloomfield, 

693. Mabel, b. Oct. 28, 1758, d. Sept. 10, Conn. 

1822. 696. Aaron, b. March 21, 1768. -f- 

694. Brigadore, b. Sept. 18, 1761. -|- 

259. SETH LOOMIS, b. Windsor, July 12, 1721; m. Mch. i, 1747-8, Esther Kelsey, of 
Hartford, Ct. 4 ch'n — b. Windsor. 

Ij9 JFtftli Q^^tt^rattott 

697. Esther, b. July 7, 1748, d. March 28, 699. Martin, b. June 6, 1754.+ 

^ o ]7^~' ^ T- I 700. Wright, b. Feb. 13, 1756. + 

698. Seth, b. Feb. 20, 1751. + . o, /j -r 

260. GIDEON LOOMIS, b Windsor, Ct., Nov. 19, 1725; m. Dec. 8, 1748, Joannah Loomis 
(304) ■ 7 chn. b. E. Windsor. 

701. RoswELL, b. Apr. 26, I7S4-+ 704- Worthy, b. Sept. 22, 1760, d. Oct. 17 

702. HuLDAH, b. Sept. 14, I7S7; m. Oct. 1760. 

9, 1777, Michael Loomis (922). She 705. Eleanor, b. June 29, 1765. 

?•■ ^^°' , >T „ „ 706. Grove, b. 1767? owned land in Great 

703. Caroline, b. Nov. 28, 1758. Barrington, Mass., 1793 and '4. 

707. Jerusha, b. Aug. 2, 1769. 

261. ELIPHALET LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Ct., Jan. 25, 1729-30; m. Mch. 28, 1749, Theo- 
dosia Clark. Served in the Canada Expedition, 1759, and d. 1761. His widow m 2nd 
1771, Simeon Judd. Bloomfield, Ct. 5 ch'n. ' 

708. Ann, bapt. Oct. 22, 1750. 711. Israel, bapt. Oct. 8, 1758, d. Nov. 3, 

709. Theodosia, b. Sept. 13, 1754. 1759. 

710. Eliphalet, b. July 20, 1756. Served 712. Elizabeth, bapt. March 8, 1761. 

d. April, 1776. in the Rev. army at Roxbury, Mass., 

262. ISRAEL LOOMIS, b. New Hartford, Ct., Aug. 17, 1738; m. Anne Merrill. 7 ch'n— 
b. New Hartford. 

713- AsHBEL, b. . + d. 1808. Canton. 

714. Kezia, b. , unmarried, d. 1811. 717. Reuben, Aug. i, 1776. + 

715. Sarah, b. , resided in Canton. 718. Abijah, b. June 8, 1778. + 

716. Anne, b. ; m. Larkum, 719. Hannah, b. 1780, unmarried, d. 1844. 

266. JOSEPH LOOMIS, b. New Hartford, Ct., June 17, 1748; m. Jan. 10, 17S6, Mary 
Crissey, d. Apr. 26, 1826. He d. Sept. 2, 1830. 5 ch'n— b. New Hartford. 

720. Mary, b. Jan. 21, 1787, d. Dec. 18, 723. Luther, b. Dec. 21, 1791. + 

i8s7, unm. 724. Abigail, b. Jan. 4, 1795; m. Mch. 11, 

721. Joseph, b, June 18, 1788. + 1850, Joseph Gillett, d. Jan. 30, 1857. 

722. Israel, b. Nov. 29, 1789. + Slie d. Oct. 11, 1871. No ch'n. 

267. ISAAC LOOMIS, b. New Hartford, Ct, July 3, 1750; ni.. Conn., Nov., 1774, Rachel, 
b. July 30, 1753. d. Nov. 23, 1829, dau. of Benjamin Merrill. He d. Feb. 3, 1835. Con- 
neaut, 0. i ch'd. 

725. Jonathan, b. Jan. 20, 1776. + 

270. AMOS LOOMIS, b. Dec. 17, 1731 1 m. Experience Parsons. He d. Northampton, 
Mass., Sept. 10, 1756. i ch'd. * 

726. Jerusha, b. ; m. Washington, Mass., May 27, 1784, Phineas Cowle. 

271. NATHANIEL LOOMIS, b. May 28, 1734; m. Apr. 10, 1762, Tabitha Kingsley, d. 
Sept. 16, 181S, ae. 75. In Hist, of Southampton is this: "When Ft. William Henry 
was surrendered to the treacherous French in 1757, two men, Joel Clapp and Na- 
thaniel Loomis, of Southampton, escaped, naked, from the Indians after a terrible 
run of 14 miles through the forest." (See p. 342 of Historic Towns of the Conn. River 
Valley). Nathaniel Loomis also served in the War of the Rev., under Capt. Etjenezer 
Sheldon— in 7th Co. of volunteers, 1782. See Mass. Report of Soldiers in the Revo- 
lution. He d. 179s, at Southampton, where b. his 7 ch'n. 

727- RoxANA, b. Aug. 17, 1763; m. Nov. 731. Joab, b. Oct. 9, I77J. -f 

17, 1781, Jude Wright, d. Nov. 29, 732. Nathaniel, b. Feb. 29, 1776. -|- 

1834, ae. 81. She d. Jan. s, 1845. 733. Asenath, b. 1780; m. Dec. 10, 1801, 

Montgomery, Mass. Elisha, d. Feb. 8, 1840, ae. 60 yrs., 

728. Ale.xander, b. July 7, 1765. + 7 mos., son of Dea. Elisha and Mercy 

729. Amos. b. Sept. 23, 1767.+ ( ) Hutchinson. She d. Jan., 

730. Sybil, b. Mch. ii, 1771 ; m. Sept. 29, 1869. Russell, Mass. Ch'n: i. Anna, 
•793. Joshua Wright. Pa. 2. Fidelia, 3. Fidelia, 4. Asenath. 

SlnomtB (^rni^alnriy 


272. CURTIS LOOMIS, b. Southampton, Mass., Oct. 16, 1736; ni. there, Nov. 16, 1764, 
Experience Warner. He d. 1773. She ni. Jnd, Nathaniel Searle. Southampton, where 
b. 4 ch'n. 

734. LovisA, b. Nov. IS, 1766; m. Sept. 
3, 1785, Gideon Searle, Jr., who d. 
May 25, 1804, ae. 40. Southampton, 
Mass. Ch'n; i. Arumah, 2. Dr. Ash- 

735. Artemas, b. Dec. 16, 1768. + 

736. LuciNDA, b. April 13, 1771 ; in. Jan. 
•22, 1791, Capt. Stephen Bates. South- 
ampton. Ch'n: I. Bela, 2. Julia. 

737. Curtis, b. May 13, 1772. + 

274. ASHER LOOMIS, b. Sept. 12, 1741 ; m. May 17, 1778, Margaret (alias Peggy) Clark. 
"Pegge" app'd guardian of Ashcr, Jr., Feb. 5, 1782. He d. 1779, and she m. 2nd, 
Mar. 27, 1800, Joel Strong. Southampton, Mass. I ch'd. 

738. AsHER, b. May 21, 1779. + 

277. SHEM LOOMIS, b. Southampton, Mass., June 7. 1750; m. int. Dec. 7, 1776, Rhoda 
Winter, d. July 22, 1820, ae. 65. He d. Sept. 27, 1821. Southampton, Mass., where 
b. his 6 ch'n. 

739. Silence, b. Southampton, Feb. I2, 741. 
1778; ni. Sept. IS, 1800, Alpheus, b. 

Dec. 3, 1 771, d. Oct. 4, 1838, son of 
Aaron and Sarah (Burt) Strong. 
She d. June ir, 1803, and he m. 2nd, 
1806, Abigail Baker. He m. 3rd, 
Lovisa Sheldon. Ch'n, by ist m. : I. 
Elvira. See Strong Gen., p. 1221. 
Southampton, Mass. 742. 

740. Hannah, b. Mch. g, 1780; m. 1807, 743. 
James McEKvain. Middlefield, Mass. 744. 
No. ch'n. 




Nancy, b. Sept. 13, 1782, unm., d. 
July 31, 1869. "Too busy and useful 
to marry." A faithful and unwearied 
nurse in illness — honest, industrious, 
frugal and painstaking. Her small 
wages were hoarded to help « gifted 
brother, Aretas, to a liberal educa- 
tion. Southampton. 
Luther, b. Mch. 13, 1785. + 
Shem, b. June 19, 1788. + 
Aretas, b. Dec. 19, 1790. -\- 

282. GIDEON LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Ct., Dec. .w, I735; m. 1765, Hannah Booth, d. May 
31, 1817. He served in army of the Revol'n, and d. May 7, 1802. E. Windsor. 3 

745. Gideon, b. Aug. 9, 1767. -\- 

746. Jerusha, b. Aug. 2, 1769. 

747. Sarah, b. 1771 ; m. Elizur Atkin. She 
d. Oct. 27, 1793. 

285. MATTHEW LOOMIS, b. Bolton, Ct., Jan. 24, 1729; m. June 22, 1763, Hannah Allen, 
who d. May 22, 1804, ae. 63. Bolton, where b. his s ch'n. 

748. RuAMAH, bapt. July 29, 1764. 

749. Hannah, bapt. July 29, 1764, d. July 
5. 1790. 

750. Anna. b. Mch. 13, 1766, d. July 27, 


751. Matthew, b. Dec. 22, 1768. + 

752. MAnEL, b. Sept. 14, 1776 ; m. Nov. 18, 
1798, Simeon Porter. 

289. LEVI LOOMIS, b. Bolton, Ct., Jan. 17, 1742; m. Sept. 3. 1772, Allis Clarke, of 
Coventry, Ct. He d. Oct. 8, 1793, Bolton, whtjc b. his 10 ch'n. 

Martha, b. June 18, 1773; m. Sept. 759. 

13, 1795. Asa Welles. She d. May 

10, 1859. Granby, Vt. 

Levi, b. Aug. 17, 1775. 4- 

Seba, b. June 23, 1777. -(- 

Harvey, b. June 2, 1782. -}- 760. 

Clarissa, b. Oct. 23, 1783, d. Dec. 31, 

i8s7- 761. 

Alice, b. Sept. 17, 178s; m. Nov, 26, 

1806. Hezekiah House. 

Lorin. b. June 9, 1787; m. ist, Oct. 

31, 1816, Mary Faniham ; m. 2nd, 

June 22, 1822, Mrs. Judith Steward. 

He d. Aug. 23, 1863. Cazenovia, 

N. Y. 

Luna. b. June 7, 1789; m. John 

Loomis (1028). 

."XcHSA. b. Jan. 14, 1791 ; m. Oct. i. 

1816, Benjamin Davenport. She d. 

Sept. 25, i860. Cazenovia, N. Y. 

291. ANDREW LOOMIS, b. Bolton, Ct, Mch. 14, 1746-7: m. Dec. 22, 1768. Bculah, b. 
Bolton, Dec. 28, 173s, dau. of Deac. David and Thankful (Loomis, 196) Strong, d. 
May 10, 1832. He d." Dec. 14, 1808, (See N. E. H. & G. Reg., Vol. SS)- Southbridge, 
Mass. s ch'n — b. Bolton. 

762. Infant, b. , d. Sept. 29, 1770. 

Sec Bolton death records. 

763. Samuel, b. 1770. + 

764. David, b. June 18, 1772. -)- 


Jtfth ^^n^rattnn 

765. Beulah, bapt. Apr. 3, 1774; in. ist, 
Bingham ; m. 2nd, Lutlier Bur- 
nail. Cazenovia, N. Y. She d. 1854, 
X. Y. City. 

766. Mary, bapt. May 2, 1781. See Bol- 
ton bapt. records. Infant, d. May 2, 
1781. (Was this a twin of Mary?) 

295. JABEZ LOOMIS. b. Coventry, Ct., Sept. 8, 1741; m. 

Resided in Pittsfield, Mass., and Westmoreland, N. Y. 8 ch'n. 

Sweatland. He d. 1796. 

767. Ebenezer. b. 1765. -f 

768. Jabez, b. Mch. 15, 1771. -|- 

769. Alfred, b. June 10, 1773.-}- 

770. Sar.\h, b. 1776: m. Chester Stillman. 
She d. Aug., 1808. Westmoreland, 
N. Y. 

771. Eleazer, b. Jan. 31. 1778. -|- 

772. Jeremiah, b. 1780. -f 
■JTZ- Alson, b. 1785. + 

774. Fanxy. b. 1788: m. Rowland Taylor. 
She d. 1825. Trenton, Oneida, Co., 
N. Y. 

296. ENSIGN NATHANIEL LOOMIS, b. Coventry, Ct., Aug. 28, 1747; m. ist, Mary 
Simms, d. Oct. 16, 1771, ae. 22; m. and, Lavinia Clark, of Lebanon, d. June 13. 1790, 
ae. 36, at Andover; m. 3rd, Rachel White. He removed to Westmoreland, N. Y., 
in 1794, and d. Dec. 16, 1825. 8 ch'n, b. Coventry. 

775. Nathaniel, b. 1771. -f 

776. John, b. Dec. 11, 1774. -f 

777. Erastus, b. Aug. 8, 1776. -|- 

778. William, b. Jan. 12, 1779. -|- 

779. Doddridge, b. July 15, 1780. -1- 

780. Polly, b. 1782; in. Gurdon Caswell. 
She d. i8s2. Clayton, Jefferson Co., 
N. Y. 

781. Chester, b. 1784, d. ae. 3 yrs. 

782. Russell, b. Nov. 28, 1786. -|- 

299. JONATHAN LOOMIS, b. Coventry, Ct., Dec. 16, 1753; m. ist, Martha Blackman ; 
m. 2nd, Mrs. Patience Pelton. Served 7 yrs. in the army of the Rev. ; was at the 
battle of Bunker Hill. Three of his sons served in the war of 1812. About 1804, 
with his famil}', he removed from Pittsfield, Mass., to Champion, N. Y., and there 
d. Dec. 12, 1832. 8 ch'n. 

783. Eber, b. Jan. 20, 1779. -f 

784. Samuel, b. Dec. 22, 1780. 4- 
78s. John, b. Oct. 29, 1782. -]- 

786. Alvin, b. July 28, 1783. -H 

787. Anna, b. Feb. 4, 1787; m. Jan. i. 
1810, Nathan Clark, d. 1863. She d. 

July 16, 1833. Lagran,E;e, O. 

788. Otis, b. Mch. 7, 1790. + 

789. Horace, b. May 23, 1794. -\- 

•j<2f3. Martha, b. 1796; m. ist, 1827, Moses 
Case ; m. 2nd, Thomas Sweet. She 
d. 1850. Avon, O. 




ELEAZER LOOMIS, b. Coventry, Ct., May 2, 1756; m. Mary Townsend, d. Dec. 
3, 1840, ae. 80. He served 3 yrs. in army of Revolution. He swapped land warrants 
with his captain, and his sons Eleazer and Dyer settled on same, which was located 
on the west side of Paine's !\It., Vt. These two sons cleared the laud, and taught 
school in the winter, thus putting in double time. He d. (hung himself, verdict was 
insanity), Dec. 17, 1810, Hinsdale, Mass. 7 ch'n — b. Hinsdale. 

Mary, b. Nov. 28, 1783 : m. Jesse 
Averill, d. July 25, i860. She d. Oct., 
1855. Northfield, Vt. Ch'n : I. Clark, 

2. Maria P., 3. Russell, 4. Thomas, 5. 
David T. 

Eleazer, b. Aug. 15, 1785. -|- 

Dyer, b. June 14, 1787. -t- 

Salmon, b. Mch. 24, 1789; m. Mch. 

3, 1841, Nancy, b. May 28, 1796, 
widow of Alvah Benjamin, and dau. 
of Israel and Mary (Pease) Pease. 
They adopted a girl, called her 

daughter, and left her their property. 
She became Mrs. John S. Cole. She 
d. Oct. 22, 1865, ae. 67. Hinsdale, 
Mass. No ch'n. See Pease Gen., p. 
114. He was living in 1871. 

795., b. Dec. 24, 1790, unm., d. 
Jan. 8, 1819. Hinsdale, Mass. 

796. Roxana. b. Nov. 6, 1793, d. July i, 


797. Ro.xana, b. Sept. 23, 179S, num., d. 
May 30, 1827. Hinsdale, Mass. 

306. EBENEZER LOOMIS, b. Lebanon. Ct., June 11, 1720; in. Jan. 31, 1751, Hannah 
Snow. He d. Nov. 28, 1759, Lebanon, where b. his 3 ch'n. 

798. Ebenezer, b. Apr. 22, 1752, d. May 

22, 1762. 

799. Hannah, b. Apr. 11, 1754; m. John 
Arnold. She d. May 27, 1802. Leb- 
anon, Ct. Ch'n: i. Jerusha, 2. 

Wealthy 3, Salome, 4. John. 5. Ebene- 
zer, 6. Hannah. 
800. Samuel, b. Apr. 20, 1757, d. Nov. 22, 

Slnumta ^^n^alog^ 


309. ZECHARIAH LOOMIS, b. Lebanon, Ct, Sept. 12, 1726: m. Mch. 25, 17S1, Hulda, 
b. Jan. 25, 1729, d. Oct. 28, 1798, dau. of Benjamin and Patience ( ) Jones. 

He d. Dec. 23, 1797, Andover, Conn. 9 ch'n. 




Lyiiia, b. Dec. 29, 1751 ; m. Asa Per- 
kins. Andover, Conn. Ch'n : i. 
George, 2. Chester, 3. Amos, 4. John, 
5. Septimus, 6, Asa, 7. Selah, 8. Da- 

Israel, b. Dec. 26, 1754. -f 
HuLDA?!, b. Jan. i, 1756; m. Ephraim 

Joanna, b. Oct. i, 1758; m. Dec. 25, 
1782, Abiathar, b. Jan. 15, 1758, d. 
Sept. iQ. tSj2, ae. 85. son of Jacob 
and Mehitabel CBushnell) Lyman. 
Farmer. She d. July t, 1837. Ando- 
ver. Ct. Ch'n: I. Josiah. 2. Nathan, 
3. Delia, 4. Joanna, 5. Eli, 6. Cyrus. 

See Lyman Gen., p. 190, for desc'ts. 

805. Lois, b. Feb. 13, 1761 ; m. Feb. 17, 
1800, Asa Perkins. 

806. Eunice, b. Feb. 13, 1761 ; m. James 
Cook. Mecca, O. 

807. Ebenezer, b. Oct. 14, 1763. + 

808. Zechariah, b. Apr. 28, 1770. + 

8og. Abigail, b. ; m. Dec. 4, 1805, 

Enoch Denton Buck. She was his 
3rd wife. He d. Nov. 6, 1826. She 

m. 2nd, abt. 1840, , and d. Bath, 

Summit Co., C, abt. 1843. Ch'n, by 
m. with Buck: i. Daniel, 2. Alice, 3. 
Abiarail, 4. Abel, 5. Oliver Perry, 6. 

311. EZEKIEL LOOMIS, b. Lebanon, Ct., June 17, 1716; m. Mch. I, 1742-3. Elizabeth, 
b. Apr. S, 1718, dau. of Capt. Geo. and Mary (Hitchcock)_ Colton, of Springfield. 
She was living in 1760. He d. 1766, at Lebanon, where b. his 7 ch'n. 

, d. Jan. 25, 1744. 

810. A child, b. - , ... , 

811. FzEKiEL. b. Feb. 6, 174S. + 

812. Abner. b. Feb. 11, 1748.4- 

813. Asa, b. Apr. 2, 1750. -f 

313. ABRAHAM LOOMIS, b. Lebanon, Ct., June 23, 1721 ; m. tst, Hannah ; 

2nd, prob. Sarah Loomis ( ). He d. 1791, at Lebanon, where b. his 4 ch'n. 

814. Jonathan, b. July 19, 1752, d. abt. 
1810, unm. Charleston, S. C. 

815. Jesse, b. Nov. 9, i7S3- + 

816. Solomon, b. 1755. -|- 

817. Mary, b. May 10, 1749; m. Joseph 
Loomis (629). Columbia. 

818. Nath.\n, b. Oct. 27, 1750. -f- 

819. Lois, b. July 17, 1753; m. 
lard. Columbia. 

820. Abraham, b. 1757. -|- 


314. PHINEAS LOOMIS, b. Lebanon, Ct, Sept. 23, 1723; m. . He was living 

in 1753- A child (stjpposed) of his is 

821. Phineas, b. 1771. -f 

315. ELIJAH LOOMIS, b. Lebanon, Ct., Mch. 24, 1725; m. Apr. i, 1751, Elizabeth Throope. 
He d. Jan., 1809, at Lebanon, where b. his s ch'n. 



Elijah, b. Mch. 22, 1753. Commis- 
sioned, Apr., 177s, Ensign of the ist 
Co., 3rd Regt. 
Alexanher,. b. 1769 ?-4- 
JoSEPH, b. Aug. 24, 1771. 

825. Rebecca, b. Feb., 1776, unm. 

826. Zerviah, b. Mch. 23, 1778, d. Mch. 12, 


827. Susannah, b. Mch. 18, 1781. 

316. EZRA LOOMIS, b. Lebanon, Conn., Aug. 13, 1726; m. Feb. 3, 1757, Rachel, b. Oct. 
16, 173s, d. Dec. 7, 1790, dau. of Josiah and Rachel (Hollister) Talcott. Joined the 
church, Vernon, Conn., in 1772. Bolton, Conn. 10 ch'n. 

828. Samuel, b. May 7, 1758. + 831 

829. Joseph, b. Sept. 29, 1760. -|- 832 

830. Rachel, b. Nov. 23, 1762; m. Nov. 833, 
23, 1785, Major Daniel, b. Sept. 9, 

1761, d. Apr. 18, 1847, son of Gurdon 834. 

and Sarah (^Rogers) Fowler. She d. 835 

Oct. IS, 1838. Hudson, N. Y. Ch'n : 
T. Roxey, 2. Achsah, 3. Sylvester L., 836, 

4. Lester, 5. Daniel, 6. Charles S., 7. 837 

Geo. D.. 8. Rachel S. See Vol. 5, p. 
144. Old N. W. Gen. Quat'y, for de- 

Ezra, b. Dec. 28, 1764. + 
Mary, bapt. Mch. i, 1767. 
Polly, b. Mch. 30, 1768, d. Oct. 30, 

Ebenezer, bapt. July 26, 1769. -\- 
Dolphorus, bapt. Sept. i, 1771, d. 
Mch. 8, 1772. 

Loannah, b. Apr. 23, 1773. 
Olive, b. Apr. 21, 1775; m. ist. Sam- 
uel Fowler, d. 1830; m. 2nd, Benoni 
Mandeville. She d. June i, 1836. 
Perth Amboy, N. J. Had ch'n. 

318. JOHN LOOMIS, b. Lebanon, Ct., 1712? m. 1732, Mindwell 
I755i Lebanon, where b. his 6 ch'n. 

He d. Dec, 


IFtftli (Iftt^rattnti 

838. John, b. Sept. 16, 1733. + 

839. Anne, b. 1735? living in 1755. 

840. MiNDWELL, b. Mch. s, 1737; m. Dec. 

13. 1759, Lambert, son of Joseph and 841. 

Eleanor (Johnson) Cook. (Lam- 842. 

bert's 1st wife, Abigail, d. 1758). 843. 

Ch'n: I. Abigail, b. 1760, 2. Joseph, 
3. Hannah, 4. Infant b. and d. 1865. 
See Hst. of Wallingford, p. 679. 
David, b. Apr. 9, 1738. + 
Mary, b. April 27, 1742. 
Daniel, b. May 8, 1747. + 

324. CAPT. ISRAEL LOOMIS, b. Sept. 29, 1715; ni. ist, Dec. 15, 1737, Esther, b. Oct. 
27, 1718, dau. of Ebenezer and Hannah (Clark) Hunt, d. Apr. i, 1742; m. 2nd, Sept 
27. 1743. Mary Holbrook, d. Apr. 3, 1744; m. 3rd, Apr. 8, 1747, Mercy, b. Lebanon, 
Conn., 1725, d. Oct. 18, 1793, dau. of Ensign Joseph and Mercy (Bill, or Durkee) 
Marsh. He d. Oct. 2, 1801, Lebanon, Conn., where b. his 10 ch'n. 

844. John, b. Sept. 3, 1738, d. Jan. 26, 

845. Daniel, b. Dec. 31, 1739. + 

846. Israel, b. Jan. 22, 1742. -J- 849. 
^^7. Esther, b. Jan. 2, 1748; m. Eleazer, 850. 

b. July 7, 1745, son of Dr. Eleazer 
and Miriam (Phelps) Bingham. She 851. 

d. Feb. IS, 1819. Lebanon. 852. 

848. Mary, b. Aug. 19, 1749; m. May 18, 853. 

1771, Abijah Babcock, d. Oct. 30, 

1832, ae. 83. She d. Oct. 22, 1777. 
Lebanon. Ch'n : i. Wealthy, 2. Abi- 
gail, 3. Thomas. 
John, b. Nov. 3, 1751. + 
Rhoda, b. June 14, 1753; m. Eleazer 

Jacob, b. Jan. 14, I75S- + 
Isaiah, b. Aug. 3, 1758. -i- 
Simon, b. Aug. 24, 1760. -(- 

325. TIMOTHY LOOMIS, b. Aug. 24, 1718; m. Mch. 5, 1781, Anna Taylor, d. Mch. 7, 
1799. He d. June 20, 1785, Lebanon, where b. his 4 ch'n. 

854. Joseph, b. 1745, d. July 10, 1766. 

855. Elihu, b. 1748.-1- 

856. Timothy, b. 1752. -|- 

857. Dan, b. Jan. 22, 1758. -f- 

326. CORP'L JONATHAN LOOMIS, b. Aug. 13, 1722; m. Margaret . He served 

in the army of the Revolution, in 3rd Regt., Conn. Line, under Capt. Clark. Was 

at the battle of Bunker Hill, and was made Corp'l, near close of war. Coventry, 
Ct., where b. his 3 ch'n. 

858. John, b. July 12, 1745. -|- 

859. Lydla, b. May 8, 1749; m. Abijah 


Rhoda, b. Oct. 3, 1752; m. 

329. LIEUT. THOMAS LOOMIS, b. 1714; m. Nov. 7, i734, Susanna Clark, d. Sept. 28, 
1788. He was in "Lexington Alarm." He d. Feb. 27, 1792, at Lebanon, Ct., where 
b. his II ch'n. 

861. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 25, 1735, d. Oct. 
II, 1740. 

862. Joseph, b. Dec. 5, 1737, d. Oct. 16, 

863. Isaiah, b. Dec. 20, 1740, d. Oct. 11, 

864. Elizabetth, b. Aug. 10, 1741 ; m. 
Apr. 22, 1760. Dan Payne. Lebanon. 
Ch'n : I. Elizabeth, 2. Damaris, 3. 
Dan, 4. Amos, 5. Clark, 6. Mary, 7. 

865. Joseph, b. April 29, 1743. -}- 

866. Susannah, b. April 26, 1745 ; m. 
Aaron Thorpe. 

867. Abijah, b. Oct. i, 1747. -|- 

868. Isaiah, b. Sept. 11, 1749.-)- 

869. Amos, b. Apr. 24, 1752, d. Aug. 25, 

870. Desire, b. July 10, 1754; m. Dec. 8, 
1774, Deac. Jolm, son of Ichabod and 
Desire (Otis) Bartlett, d. Aug. 2, 
1831. She d. Feb. 16, 1821. E. Wind- 
sor. Ch'n : I. Ruby, 2. Rev. Shuball, 
father of Dr. Shuball F. Bartlett, 
Prof, in N. Y. Deaf and Dumb Inst, 
3. Hannah, 4. Loomis, 5. Rev. John, 
6. Mary, 7. Lucy. 8. Seth C. See Vol. 
5, p. 136, Old North West Gen. 

871. Thomas, b. April 18, 1756- + 

330. DANIEL LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Ct., Nov. 2, 1710; m. Sarah, d. of James Enos, a 
descendant from Sir Humphrey Griswold, of Malvern Hill, Eng. He d. Jan. i, 
1758, Union, Ct. 6 ch'n. 

872. Sarah, b. Nov. 15, 1737; m. Timothy 
Wales, Nov. 11, 1762. Union. 

873. Daniel, b. July 25, 1739- + 

874. Jonah, b. May 5, 1743. -f 

875. Noah, b. Jan. 13, 1745- + 

876. Elijah, b. Aug. 7, I747- + 

877. Reuben, b. May 22, d. May 29, 1750. 

IConmis ^?n?alo5^ 


:i37- JOSIAH LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., Mcli. 11, 1708-9; ni. Apr. 26, 1732, Abigail 
Bacon, of Middlctown, Conn. He removed to Sinisbury, Conn., and from tbere to 
Egremont, Mass. A member of Episcopalian Cbnrch at Great Harrington in 1770. 
ID ch'n. 

878. Elizabeth, b. Mch. 6, 1733; m. Joel 
Crippen. Egremont, Mass. Ch'n : 

I. Joel, 2. Reuben, 3. Nathaniel, 4. S82. 

Nellie. 883. 

879. Abigail, b. Feb. 27, 1734-S, d. Mch. 884. 

3. 1736-7. 885. 

880. JosiAH, b. May 19, 1737. -f 886. 

881. Andrew, b. Egremont, May 23, 1739; 887. 
m. 1st, Mch. 2, 1758, Thankful Cath- 
erine, d. 1808, dau. of Andrew Kar- 

ner ; m. 2nd, Sibyl . He d. 

Nov. I, 1820, without children. 
Lenox, Mass. 

Michael, b. Sept. s, 1741. + 
Abijah, b. Mch. 10, 1743-4. + 
Sarah, b. Oct. 10, 1748. 
Daniel, b. Apr. 4, 1750. -|- 
Benajah, b. July 15, 1752. -|- 
Rachel, b. Mch. .11, 1755; m. Nov. 
ir, 1783, Jacob Kline. She d. Apr. 
II, 1804. Egremont. Ch'n: I. Jacob, 
2. Josiah, 3. John. 

338. BENAJAH LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Ct., Jan. 28, 1710-11 ; m. Jan. 17, 1728-9, Tem- 
perance I\Ioore. He sold land to Ebenezer Loomis (339), in Simsbury, in 1733. An- 
cram, N. Y. 4 ch'n. 

Elnathan, b. Jan. 28, 1729, d. Feb. 

24, 1729. 

Elnathan, b. Jan. 25, 1730, d. Mch. 

13. 1730- 
8go. Temperance, b. Feb. 19, 1731-2. 
891. Tryphena, b. Apr. 13, 1734. 




EBENEZER LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., Nov. 9, 1712; m. ]\Iay 17, 1736, Hannah 
Griffin. He resided in Albany in 1768. He d. 1792, N. Blenheim, N. Y., in Scho- 
harie Co. 6 ch'n. 

AzuBAH, b. Feb. 18, 1736-7, d. Oct. 
17, 1739- 

Azubah, b. Sept. 30, 1738. 
Giles, b. Jan. 25, 1739-40; m. Mar- 
garet Dutcher. He d. 1755? without 
ch'n. Ancram, N. Y. 

895. Lydia, b. 1740; m. Edward Whit- 
comb. Broome, N. Y. 

Sg6. Reuben, b. Nov., 1741. + 

897. Anna or Hannah, b. Nov. 17, 1741 ; 
m. . Ancram, N. Y. 






THOMAS LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn.. June 16, 1717; m. 
Ancram, N. Y. 2 ch'n, b. Ancram. 

He d. 1767, 

Timothy, b. 1747. + 

JACOB LOOMIS, b. Nov. 26, 1720; m. Dolly . 

Mass. Taghkanie, N. Y. 7 ch'n (supposed) of his are; 

899. John, b. Aug. 17, 1749. -f 

See Hst. of Berkshire Co., 

900. Jacob, b. 1748; m. Susan 


served in army of Rev'n, in 2nd N. 
Y. Regt.. In 1790 lie received 500 
acres of land in Dryden Twp., N. Y., 
from the State of N. Y. He was a 
pensioner from 1818, and d. June 26, 
1822. Albany, N. Y. 6 ch'n. 

Job, b. 

John, b. . 

903. Barney, b. — -. 

904. Ezekiel, b. . 

905. Wm. Hartman, b. 

906. Cyrus, b. . 

■ + 

Note. — Nothing definite known as to or- 
der of birth, or how many more, and no 
knowledge of descendants, except Hart- 

FRANCIS LOOMIS, b. Sim.^bury, Conn., June 12, 1726; m. Elizabeth 
d. 1783, survived by his wife. Simsbury. Conn., where b. his 8 cli'n. 


LovANA, b. Oct. 2, 1747; m. Melanc- 
thon Foster. She d. 1790, and he m. 

2nd, , who d. 1803. He had a 

bro. who lived in Richmond, Mass. 
He d. 181S, at W. Stockbridge, Mass. 
Ch'n: I. Rebecca, 2. Theodosia, 3. 
Polly, 4. Mary, 5. Laura, 6. Eliza- 
beth, 7. Zachariah, 8. Melancthon. 
I-OREN, b. Oct. 2, 1747. + 
Francis, b. June 7, 1750. -|- 
Ruth, I3. June 28, 1752; m. ist, 


Aaron, b. Jan. 26, 1745, d. Jan. 24, 
1789, son of Aaron and Mary (Kent) 
Phelps ; m. 2nd, Hezekiah Lewis, d. 
May 20, 1805. She d. Apr. 8, 1849, E. 
Granby, Conn. Ch'n, by ist m. : i. 
Aaron, 2. Benajah, 3. Zophar, 5, 
Ruth, 6. Erastus, 7, Zaccheus, 8, De- 

AsENATH, b. May 13, 1754; m. Timo- 
thy Dewey, d. Feb. 19, 1839, ae. 84. 
She d. Jan. 26, 1836, Westfield, Mass. 


iFtftI) (S^urrattoii 














Ch'n : I, Abigail, 2. Clarissa, 3. Sally, 
4. Charles, 5. Timothy, 6. John, 7. 
Submit, 8. Eliakim, 9. Roland, 10. 

Rosabella, b. July 28, 1756; m. Capt. 
William Adams, d. Feb. 14, 181 1. She 
d. July 2, 1802. Blomfield, Conn. 
Ch'n: I. William, 2. Rosabella, 3, 

Asenath, 4. Susanna, 5. Cyrena, 6. 

913- Mary, or Mercy, b. Oct. 8, I7s8: m. 


9T4. Melinda, or ^ELiNriA, b. ; ni. 

Israel Pinney. Colebrook, Conn. 
915. Thomas, bapt. Feb. 23, 1766, d. 


JOB LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., Mch. 11, 1710-11; m. 1736. Hannah Enno, d. 1793. 
He was a schoolmaster in 1735. He d. 1772, at Windsor, where b. his 4 ch'n. 

Hannah, b. July 13, 1737; m. Con- 
sider Holcomb._ She d. 1808. 
Abigail, b. Jan. 19, 1738-9; m. Sam- 
uel Stoughton, who was b. May 27, 

1737- She d. bef. 1782. 

918. Joe. b. Mch. 22, 1743-4, d. Aug. 29, 

919. Simeon, b. 1746? + 

ISAAC LOOMIS, b. Windsor, July 19, 1719; m. Mch. 10, 1742-3, Sarah Gillett. 
Windsor, where b. his 7 ch'n. 

Sarah, b. Mch. 12, 1743-4; rn- Jan. 
15, 1768, Moses Rood. He was bro. 
of husband of (921). Torrington, Ct. 
Ch'n : I. Sarah, 2. Amos, 3. Lydia, 
4. Mary, 5. Hannah, 6. Moses, 7. 
Aaron, 8. Lorain, 

Rhoda, b. July II, 1746; m. Sept. 6, 
1770, Ebenezer Rood, d. Nov. 9, 1824, 
ae. 79. She d. July 31, 1824. Tor- 
rington, Conn. Ch'n : I. Isaac, 2. 

Rhoda. 3. Ebenezer, 4. John, 5. Anne, 

6. Eunice, 7. Calvin, 8. Amanda. 

922. Michael, b. Oct. 13, 1747. + 

923. Isaac, b. Aug. 11, 1750; m. Abigail 
, who d. Lebanon, Conn., Aug. 

7, 1826, ae. 71. He was called Capt. 

924. Hannah, b. Jan. 16, 1753; m. ist, 
Abel Clark ; m. 2nd. Daniel Murray. 

925. Asa, b. Feb. 29, 1756. + 

926. Joseph, b. June 26, 1758. -\- 

JEDEDIAH LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., Sept, i, 1720; m, Nov. 25, 1748, Sybil 
Case. He d. Jan., 1807, at Windsor, where b. his 8 ch'n. 

Sybil, b. Nov. 19, 1749; m. Serajah 
Loomis (369). 

AiELiNiiA, b. ; m. John Ander- 
son, d. Jan. II, 1824, ae. 74. She d, 931. 
1836? E. Windsor, Conn. Ch'n: i. 932. 
Eunice, 2. Mary, 3. James, 4. Theo- 
dore, 5. Pamela, 6. Laura, 7. Elizur. 

Eunice, b. • — ; m. Nov. 26, 1775, 

Stephen, b. Jan. 4, 1750, d. May 5, 

1833, son of Stephen and Mabel 

(Bradley) Brown, She d, Windsor, 933, 

June 23, 1808. Ch'n: i, James, 2, 

Stephen, 3, Bradley, 4. Eunice, 5, 

Sarah, 6, Martha, 7. Rebecca, 8. 

A son, 9, A son, 10, Jesse, 11. Me- 

linda, 12. Oliver. 

.'\my, b. Oct. 21, 1758; m, Timothy, 

d, Oct, 31, 1842, ae. 80, son of John 934. 

and Sallie (Burnham) Anderson, 

JOSEPH LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn. 
Loomis (489). Windsor, where b. his 6 

Kezia, b. Feb. 27, 1753 ; m, Mar- 
shall. Camillus, N. Y. 
Joseph, b. Mch. 23, 1755, d. without 
ch'n, Mch. 12, 1803. 
Jonathan, b. Mch, 25, 1757. + 
Sarah, b, Apr, 13, 1759; m. Dec, 12, 
1776. James Whiton, b, Chatham, 
Conn., 1747, d. Mch. 18, 1823. She 939. 

d. May 27, 1781. Lee, Mass. She 940, 

left three ch'n: i. James — he became 
"Squire Whiton," a man of consider- 
able power in many ways. He started 

He was a Rev. soldier. She d, Apr. 
23, 1829 (8). One of her sons was 
Elisha. Another, Norman, 

Jedediah, b, . + 

Agnes, b, 1761 ; m. Sept, 7, 17S3, Wil- 
liam, b. Jan. 21, 1754, son of Samuel 
and Joanne (Bridgon) Francis. She 
d. Dec. 9, 1830. Windsor, Ch'n : i, 
Lovice, 2, Sally, 3, William, 4, Ann, 
5, Harriet, 

Dorothy, b. 1762; m, ist, Abiel 
Hurd; m. 2nd, Samuel Elmer, d, 
June 8, 1834, ae, 79, She d, Dec, 18, 
1823, ae. 61. E. Windsor. Stiles 
says, on p. 839, "No children," but he 
is in error, as the following two are 
credited to her. I. Abiel, 2, Delinea, 
Daniel, b, 1768,+ 

Aug, 29. 1725; 

ni. Jan. 23. 1752, Kezia 

tlie first paper mill in Berkshire Co., 
Mass., from which have grown those 
of the Crane Manuf'g Co., near 
Pittsfield. He was considered the 
richest man in the county; raised a 
faniilv of 10 ch'n. 2. Polly, 3. John 

George, b. July 17, 1761, d. young. 
Susannah, b. Feb. 7, 1764; m. Geo. 
Barber. She d. 1840, Camillus, 
N, Y. 

IGonmia ^^uraln^y 


358. ABRAHAM LOOMIS, h. 1 orrington, Conn., Oct. 17, 1724; m. isl, Feb. 10, 1754, 
Mary, dau. of Ebcnezer and Eleanor Taylor, of Litchfield, b. June 27, 1735, d. May 
20, 1773; ni. 2nd, Oct. 8, 1775, Mary, b. July 23, 1741, dau. of Joel and Sarah 
(Lyman), (list, of Torrington says: dau. of Samuel and Hannah (Hubbard) 
Wetmore, of Winchester. He d. Mch. 6, 1788, and she m. 2nd, Sam. Baldwin, June 
1792, of Goshen. Torrington, where b. his 6 ch'n. 

941. Benoni, b. Feb. 27, 1758.+ 

942. Marv, b. Dec. 15, 1760; m. 

Thrall (prob. Pardon, b. Feb. 10, 944- 

1759. son of Joel and Margaret 

Thrall; for he m. ). She 945- 

was living in 1788. 946. 

943. Abraha.m, b. July 25, 1764, was mar- 

ried, and d. before 1820, leaving chil- 

Mabel, b. June 26, 1767, d. before 

Alexander, b. June is, 1770. + 
Jerusha, b. Sept. 4, 1780; m. Elka- 
nah Coy. Colebrook, Conn. 


CAPT. EPAPHRAS LOOMIS, b. Torrington, Ct., Nov. 13, 1732; m. Sept. 9, 1755. 
Mary, b. Durham, Conn., Sept. 25, 1734, d. Feb. 12, 1813, dau. of Benoni and Hannah 
(Strong) Hills, and sister of Hannah who m. Aaron Loomis (504) ; she d. Feb. 12, 
1813, ae. 78. He was Capt. 8th Co., 2nd Battalion, Continental army, 1776, and served 
in the N. Y. campaign. He had 3 sons m his Co. — Epaphras, Wait and Remembrance. 
See D. A. R., Vol. VHI, p. 308. He d. at Winchester, Conn., Sept. 10, 1812. 9 



Epaphras, b. Mch. 31, 1756. -f 
Remembrance, b. Feb. 27, 1759. In 
Nov., 1776, he was sent, under Capt 
Beebe of Litchfield, to re-enforce the 
garrison of Fort Washington on the 
Hudson, and on the surrender of 
that fort became a British prisoner. 
On the 27th of Dec. he was ex- 
changed, but died on his way home 
at Milford, Ct., Jan. 16, 1777. 
Jerusha, b. Feb. 6, 1761 ; m. Sept. 7, 
1780, Noadiah, b. Dec. 13, 1753, son 
of Lieut. Ephraim and Esther (Glea- 
son) Bancroft, who d. Nov., 1827. 
She d. Oct. 6, 1827. Torrington, 
Conn. Ch'n : i. Erastus, 2. Luman, 



3. Noadiah, 4. Jerusha, 5. Dr. Eras- 
tus, 5. Clarissa, 7. Chester, 8. War- 
ren, 9. Charlotte. 
Lokkain, b. June 9, 1764. -^- 
Wait, b. Nov. 23, 1765. -r 
Arah, b. July 7, 1767- -j- 
Ira, b. Sept. 19, 1770. -\- 
Raciiel, b. May 29, 1772, d. Mch. 6, 

Mary, b. Mch. 15, 1775; m. Feb. 16, 
1797, Daniel Coe, b. Apr. 24, 1774, d. 
July, 1840, son of Daniel and Mary 
(Coe) Hudson. She d. July 22, 1804, 
and he ni. 2nd, Rhoda Fowler, Tor- 
rington, Conn. Ch'd : i. Daniel. 

367. BENJAMIN LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., Apr. 19, 1732; m. ist, Feb. 3, 1757, d. 
July 12, 1759, Elizabeth Barber; m. 2nd, Apr. 27, 1760, Lydia Drake. He d. Dec. 5, 
1781. Windsor, where b. his 3 ch'n. 

956. Benjamin, b. Nov. 27, 1757. -f 958. Ann, b. Oct. 27, 1762. 

957. Elizabeth, b. Oct 23, 1760. 

369. SERAJAH LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., Dec. 4, 1740; m. Oct. 21, 1767, Sybil Loomis 
(927). He d. June 23, 1811, at Windsor, where b. his 5 ch'n. 

959. Xiuer, b. Apr. 9, 1768. -|- 

960. Ira, b. Feb. 13, 1770.-!- 

961. Asher, b. Apr. 4, 1772.4- 

962. Horace, b. Aug. 4, 1774. -f- 

963. Wealthy, b. Feb. 11, 1777; m. July 
3, 1799, Daniel, b. Jmie 28, 1778, son 
of Abel and Elizabeth (Wakeman) 

370. ENSIGN MR. TIMOTHY LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., July 30, 1724; m. ist, Jan. 
31, 1748-9, Sarah Talcott, of Hartford, Conn., d. May 5, 1760, ae. 32; m. 2nd, Nov, 
3. 1763. Jerusha Bisscll, d. Oct. 14, 1814. He d. Dec. 9, 1786, at Windsor,where b. 
his 5 [6] ch'n. 

964. Timothy, b. June 3, 1750. -|- 

965. George, b. Sept. 29, 1753. + 

966. Esther, b. May 19, 1756; m. Giles 
Loomis (1134). She d. Slay 12, 1812. 
East Windsor. 

966.1. Anna, bapt. Dec. 20, 1776. 

966.2. Rosa, bapt. Dec. 18, 1778. 

966.3. Timothy(?) (See Phelps (Sen.), 

bapt. Aug. 17, 1780. 

Note. — These children — Anna and Rosa 
— were discovered after the MS. had been 
renumbered, hence these fractional num- 
bers — same reason for several other cases 
of fractional numbers hereinafter. 

373. ICIIABOD LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., Dec. 10, 1717; m. Jan. 25, 1738, Dorothy 
Loomis {334). He settled in Torrington, being an original grantor of Torrington, 
1732, one of the 136 taxable inhabitants, and was assessed on £39, 15s. He was one of 
the 30 who formed the society of "Strict Congregationalists," in 1787. In 1803, 
among the 42 signers of a declaration of principles of an association for building a 
"Free Meeting House for the benefit of all denominations," occurs the name of 
Ichabod Loomis. This shows change of thought in 16 yrs. He d. here, 1775, where 
b. his 7 ch'n. 

967. Dorothy, b. July 5, 1740; m. Dec. 18, 971. Elijah, b. Nov. 6, 1753, served in 
1762, Eli Loomis (Sn). Rev. army, and d. a prisoner. He 

968. Ichabod, b. Jan. 17, 1742-3. + was in Capt. Epaphras Loomis's Co. 

969. Roger, b. 1746. + 972. Daniel, b. Nov. 28, 1756. + 

970. Abiel, b. Sept. 13, 1748, d. before 973. Elizabeth, b. Mch. 13,' 1760; was 
1777, suddenly. living in 1777. 

374. CAPT. REUBEN LOOMIS, b, Windsor, Conn., Mcli. 4, 1719-20; m. ist, Dec. 2, 
1742, Anne Moore, d. Feb. 13, 1743-4, ae. 23; m. 2nd, Feb. 5, 1745-6, Rebecca, b. Apr. 
14, 1721, dau. of Jacob and Benedicta (Goodwin) Goodrich; she d. Jan. 11, 177S, 
ae. 54; m. 3rd, Nov. 23, 1777, Mary Hoskins, who survived him. He was a Capt. in 
the Ct. Line, in army of Rev'n. He d. Oct. 12, 1801, at Windsor, where b. his 7 ch'n. 

974. Ann, b. Jan. 14, 1743-4; m. Oct. 3, Wintonbury, Jan. 18, 1784, and she 
1771, Isaac, b. Enfield, Conn., June m. 2nd, Robert Sanford. She d. 1792. 
24, 1743, son of Isaac and Abigail Ch'n, by ist m. : i. Rebecca, 2. Sam- 
(Hale) Chandler, who d. July 10, uel," 3. Hezekiah, 4. Reuben. See 
1791, ae. 48. Windsor. Ch'd : i. Goodwin Gen., p. 495, for many 
Isaac. See Chandler Gen., p. 179. desc'ts. 

975. Reuben, b. Nov. 11, 1746. -f 977- Jacob, b. Sept. 25, 1750. + 

976. Rebecca, b. Mch. 4, 1747-8; m. ist, 978. Wealthy Ann, b. 1752? m. Stephen 
Feb. 8, 1770, Samuel, b. Wintonbury, Barnes. 

Conn., May 28, 1746, son of Stephen 979. Elijah, b. Feb. 16, 1754. -f 

and Sarah (Gillett) Goodwin; he d. 980. Abijah, b. Jan. 23, 1756.-!- 

381. URIAH LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., Feb. 23, 1737-8; m. July 5, 1764; Apphia, b. May 
29, 1687, dau. of '. Jflnat lian, Sheldqn, joi Suffield. He d. May 28, 1787, at Windsor, 
where b. his 8 chltr^-'j.:v___^ <- -'■-■■■'■■ ^^sj^ ■-.-'. -.-..a- --._.V^Uc.; ' L.~r^ \ . , 

981. A son, b. Feb. 12, 1767, d. same day. ■ 4. Chauncey Loomis, 5. Infant, 6. 

982. Oliver, b. Oct. 30, 1768. -|- Rachel, 7. Clarissa. ' 

983. Apphia, b. Jan. IS, 1771 ; m. Pelatiah 987. Chauncev, b. Sept. 11, 1780; m. 
Case. Rachel Evans of Baltimore, 1810. 

984. Elizabeth, b. April 2, 1772; m. Jus- In 1806 he removed to Bennington, 
tm Fitch of Windsor. Wyoming Co., N. Y. ; Lieut, in Lt. 

985. Chauncey, b. April 22, 1775, d. Oct. Col. Wm. Rumsey's Regt, Gcnessee 
27, 1776. Co., N. Y., Apr. 6, 1807 ; was member 

986. LoviSA, b. June 6, 1779; m. May 16, of N. Y. Assembly, 1810-11; State 
1805, Return Strong Hayden. She d. Senator 1815-17, and d. at Albany, N. 
Oct. 27, 1854. Bennington, N. Y. Y. April 6, 1817, without children. 
Ch'n: I. Mary, 2. Abigail, 3. Louisa, 988. Justin, b. Mch. 2, 1785.-!- 

382. OLIVER LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., Dec. 17, 1741 ; m. Sept. 2, 1762, Jerusha, b. 
Apr. II, 1742, dau. of Nathaniel and Anna (Wolcott) Bancroft. He d. before 1787. 
See No. 1172, who also m. Jerusha Bancroft. Which is right? First two ch'n of 
each is the same in name and dates. Dr. Elias Loomis, Ed'n of 1875, 'eft no ex- 
planation. But one or the other must be rejected— which? 2 ch'n — b. Windsor. 

989. Oliver, b. Sept. 24, 1763. 990. Benjamin Newbury, b. Dec. 7, 1765. 

388. OZIAS LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., Jan. 13, 1745-6; m. Oct. 14, 1771, Sarah, b. 
Windsor, Oct. 18, 1747, d. Aug. lo, 1820, dau. of John and Mary (Allyn) Roberts. 
Farmer, Whig, Cong't. He d. Feb. 11, 1796, at Windsor, where b. his 5 ch'n. 

991- Sarah, b. Mch. 5, 1773, d. same day. 994. Odiah, b. Sept. 28, 1783. -f 

992. Sarah, b. Dec. 20, 1775, d. May 10, 995. Ozias, b. Oct. 11, 1788^ d. Sept. 10, 

1790. 1793. 

993- James, b. Oct. 24, 1779.-+- 

iUonmis O^nipalnnu 




CAPT. NATHANIEL LOOMIS, b. Apr. 11. 1719; m. Dec. 12. 1745, Margaret, b. May 
24, 1723, d. 1804, dau. of Daniel and Jerusha (Fitch) Bissell. He was deac. of the 
church in E. Windsor, and d. June 14, 1784. E. Windsor, Ct. 4 ch'n. 

Lieut. Watson, b. Jan. i, 1746-7; m. 
Prudence, b. May 22, 1743, dau. of 
Jolin and Elizabeth (Drake) Gillett, 
d. July 27, 1830, ae. 87. lie served 
in army of the Rev'n, and d. Jan. 6, 
1800, without children. At one time 
was entrusted to deliver a message to 
Gen. Geo. Washington, by the Colo- 

nial Gov. of Conn. 

997. Fitch, b. Dec. 8. 1748, d. next day. 

998. Tryphena, b. Oct. 9, 1753, d. July 4, 

999. Fitch, b. May 14, I7S8; m. Mary 
. He d. 1826, without chil- 
dren. Torrington. 

393. BEHl.'XH LOOMIS, b. 1725; m. Oct. 19. 1749. Lydia Northam. Bolton, where b. his 
2 ch'n. 

Ch'n : I. Lydia, 2. Michael, 3. Sarah, 
4. Asa, 5. Mary, 6. Alfred, 7. 
Charles, 8. Dr. John R. See Tain- 
tor Gen., p. 5-7. 
looi. Beriah, b. iVich. i, 1753. -f 









Lydia, b. July 25, 1750; m. Apr. 2, 
1767, Deac. Michael, b. Mch. 14, 
1748, d. Oxford, N. H., Apr., 1831, 
son of Michael and Sarah (Loom- 
is, 94) Taintor, Jr., of Colchester, 
Conn. He served in Am. Rev. 

GRAVES LOOMIS, b. Nov. 6, 1727; 
dau. of Samuel and Jerusha (Mather) 
He d. Jan. 18, 1790, at Sufficld, where 

Belinda, b. .Xpr. 7, 1750, d. Aug. 10, 


Anne, b. Mav 31, 1751, d. July 2, 


Belinda, b. June 24. 1752; m. Nov. 
25, 1779. Abraham, h. Nov. 10. 1752, 
d. Oct. 24, 1830, at Granville, Mass., 
son of Capt. Abraham and Elizabeth 
(Old) Granger. Tolland, Mass., 
where she d. July 27, 1820. He 
served in Rev. War. Ch'n : i. Alex- 
ander, 2. Betsey, 3. Abraham, 4. 
Harriet. 5. Launcelot, 6. Geo. Wash- 
ington, 7. Anna. 
Luther, b. June 24, 1754. -1- 
Anne. b. July 22, 1756; m. George 
Loomis of Windsor (965), Dec. 7, 
1780. She d. Oct. 24, 1789. 
Nathaniel, b. July 8, 1758.-!- 
Elizabeth. b. Sept. 16, 1760, d. July 

ELIJAH LOOMIS, b. Oct. 16, 1730; m. ist, Oct. 26. 1753, Abigail, b. Mar. 11. 1727, 
d. without issue, dau. of Josiah and Sarah or .Abigail (Griswold) Phelps: ni. 2nd. 
Sept. IS, 1757, Rachel, b. Apr. 4, 1737, d. Mch. 31, 1836, dau. of Thomas and Cath- 
erine (Loomis, No. 195) Wolcott. He owned the covenant Oct. 21, 1746, and 
joined tlie church in Vernon, Feb. 23. 178?. He .idoptcd Hannah (No. 1021) who 
was bapt. and d. Nov. 28, 1778. He d. Oct. 16, 1802, at N. Bolton, Conn. (The Wol- 
cott Gen. has this — Rachel, b. May 16, 1735, dau. of Thomas and Catharine (Loomis) 
Wolcott; ni. June 8, 1756, John Loomis). 6 ch'n — b. Conn. 

m. May 10, 1749, Elizabeth, b. Nov. 10, 1726. 
Smith, of Sufficld, Ct. ; she d. Oct. 31, 1803. 
b. his II ch'n. 

8, 1761. 

1009. Eliz.\beth, b. July 8, 1762; m. May 
24. 1784. Capt. Timothy, b. Jan. 27, 
1761, d. Feb. 22, 1836, son of Deac. 
Aaron and Ruth (Hathaway) 
Phelps. She d. Nov. I, 1845, Suf- 
ficld. Ch'n: I. Thaddeus, 2. James, 
3. James, 4. Elizabeth. 

loio. Kezia. b. Aug. 18, 1764, d. Oct. 8, 

loii. Graves, b. Dec. 25, 1766, d. Sept. 24, 

1012. Jerusha, b. Aug. 4, 1770; m. Dec. 
29, 1788, Freegracc, b. Jan. t6, 1764, 
son of John and Abiah (Kent) 
Leavitt. She d. Jan., 1846, Hart- 
ford, Vt. Ch'n: I. Jerusha, 2. Ar- 
bella, 3. Rev. Harvev Freegrace. 
See Dwight Gen. of 1884. 

Sibyl, b. May 12, 1759; m. by Eben- 1017. 

czer Kellogg, Mch. 6, 1777, Ezekiel, 

b. May I, 1755, son of Ezekiel (of 

Tolland) and Hannah ( Bigelow) 

Ladd. She d. Dec. 30, 1817. 1018. 

Elijah, b. July 17, 1761. -f- 

Rachel, bapt. Jan. 22, 1764. 

Luke, b. Sept. 21, 1766. + 

Silas, b. Mch. 24, 1770 ; m. Sept. 6, 
1792, Betsey Emmons. Divorced. 
Bolton. He d. .Apr. 2, 1822, Syra- 
cuse, N. Y. 

Rachel, b. Dec. 22, 1775; m. Oct. 
13. 1796. Zenas Carpenter. She d. 
June r. 1798. 

JOEL LOOMIS. b. Jan. 15, 1735; m. ist, Christiana Shcpard, d. Dec. 20, 1766, ae. 
33; m. 2nd, Jan. 14, 1768, Hannah Bill, of Hebron, Ct. He d. Nov. 6, 1773, Bolton, 
where b. his 6 ch'n. 


3Fiftb (ilnt^ratton 







Eleanor, b. June 2, 1760; m. Joseph 
Bacon. Ch'n : i. Clara, 2. Polly, 
3. Patty, 4. Joseph, 5. Patty. 

Infant, b. , d. Dec. 12, 1766. 

Hann.mi, b. July 27, 1769, d. Nov. 
28, 1778. She lived with her father's 
brother, Elijah, and was bapt. on 


the day of her death, at Vernon, 


JoF.L, b. Sept. 9, 1770; m. Jemima 

Selden. Columbia, Conn. 

Lemuel, b. Sept. 4, 1772, d. Ijefore 


401. CHARLES LOOMIS, b. Bolton, Conn., Dec. ly, 1740; m. Oct. 23, 1769, Lucy Ford 
of Hebron, Conn. He d. Mch. 11, 1798, Bolton, where b. his 8 ch'n. 

1024. Lucy, b. July 19, 1770. 

1025. Mary, b. June 18, 1772. 

1026. Lydia, b. Mch. 7, 1774. She is sup- 
posed to have liad Elmira and Har- 
riet. See Bolton bapt. records, N 
E. H. & G. Reg., Vol. 54. 

1027. Charles, b. July 4, 1776. 

1028. John, b. Nov. 28, 1778. + 

1029. Sarah, bapt. June 24, 1781. 

1030. Samuel, bapt. Jan. 21, 1784, d. Jan. 
29, 1784. 

103 r. Betsey, bapt. May 15, 1785. See 
Bolton bapt. records. 

.''lMASA LOOMIS, b. Bolton, Conn.. Mch. 26, 1745; m. Springfield. Mass., Oct. 5, 
1780, Rutli, b. Apr. 24, 1759, d. Dec. 12, 1851, dau. of Jotham and Susannah (Tom- 
son) Hancock, of Springfield, Mass. He joined the church in Vernon in 1773, and 
d. Nov. 16, 1815, in W. Sp'f'd, Mass.. (Feeding Hills, Mass.), where b. his 5 ch'nl 

1034. Samuel, bapt. Sept. 26, 1784. + 
I03S- Amasa, b. May 17, 1786, d. Mch. 3, 
183:, without children. He was 
bapt. in Bolton, Conn., Oct. i, 1786. 
1036. Marvin, b. Aug. 25, 1795.+ 

A child, b. , d. Dec. 30, 1782, 

ae. 2. 

Nancy, b. July to, 1782; m. Feb. 12, 
181 1, Asa Austin, who d. July 10, 
i85,s. ac. 68. She d. Nov. 21, 1830. 
Feeding Hills. 

405. ROGER LOOMIS, I). Bolton, Conn., Sept. 10, 1732; m. Jan. 12, 1757, Priscilla 
Baker, d. Sept. 2, 1808, ae. 74. (See Bolton Ch. Records). He was one of the 
committee in Vernon Ch. lie d. Feb. 11, 1817, Bolton, where b. his 8 ch'n. 

1037. Roger, b. June 13, 1757. -f 

1038. Priscilla, b. Feb" 26, 1759; m. Mch. 
22. 1781, Solomon Oilman. One 
ch'd, Betsey, d. Aug. 23. 1787, ae. 6. 
They were m. by Eben'r Kellogg. 

1039. Levi, b. May 7, 1761. + 

1040. RoswELL, b. June 14, 1763. + 

1041. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 10, 1765; m. 
Nov. I, 1787, Jacob Strong, d. 
Mch. 7, 1827, ae. 63. She d. May 4, 
1858. They were m. by Eben'r Kel- 

1042. Abner, b. Feb. 8, 1768. -f 

1043. Ruth, b. May 28, 1770; m. July 2, 
1789. Luke Loomis (1016). She d. 
Apr. 14. 1831. (They m. by Eben'r 
Kellogg) . 

1044. Loi.s, b. Oct. 28, 1773; m. 1st, Na- 
thaniel Hurlburt; ni. 2nd, Nov. 16, 
1820, Freeman Kilbourn. She join- 
ed the church in Vernon June 11, 
1797, and d. in Hartford Sept. IS, 

406. SOLOMON LOOMIS, b. Bolton, Conn., Nov. 14. 1734; m. Apr. 17, 1760, Mary 
Dart. An original member of the church in Vernon, Cnnn., and d. Sept. 27, 1804, at 
E. Windsor, Conn., where b. his 8 ch'n. 

1045. Solomon, b. Jan. 10, 1761. -f 

1046. Hezekiah. b. Nov. 10, 1762. -|- 

1047. Mary, b. Jan. 26. 1765 ; m. ist, Nov. 
26, 1783. Josiah Whitney; m. 2nd, 
Solomon Paine. He removed to 
Rootstown, O., 1821, and d. Aug. 17, 
1844. She d. 18.SO. See Paine Gen., 
p. 120, of Vol. II. Ch'n, by ist m. : 
I. Sarah; by 2nd m. : 2. Solomon, 
and three others. 

1048. Joseph, b. July 7, 1766. -f 

1049. Daniel, bapt. Sept. 23, 1768. -f 

1050. EzEKiEL, bapt. Dec. 30, 1770, d. Nov. 
14, 1774- 

1051. Tryphena, b. Sept. 24, 1772, d. Nov. 
4, 1774- 

1052. Tryphena, b. E. Windsor, Conn., 
July 5. I77S. bapt. Aug. 13, 1775; m. 
E. Windsor. Nov. 27, 1794, Deac. 
Samuel, b. Colchester, Conn.. Sept. 
10, 1 771, d. n. Kent, O., Sept. 23, 
1843, son of Samuel and Susannah 
(Morgan) Andrews. He removed 
to O. and helped organize the Twp. 
in which Kent is situated, as well as 
the Cong. Ch. (See Vernon Ch. 
Records for her m.). They owned 
the covenant, Vernon ch., June 28, 
1795. She d. n. Apple Creek, 
Wayne Co., O., Oct. s, 1841. Farm- 
er, Whig, Cong't, and then Presb'n. 
Ch'n: I. Rev. Lorrin, the noted 

IGonmtB (ifui^alogy 


missionary to the Sandwich Islands, 
T827-68. He was Circuit Judge of 
the Supreme Court, and member of 
the King's Privy Council ; z. Sam- 

uel Looniis, 3. Myr.i, 4. Rev. John, 
5. Betsey, who m. Kingsley Looniis 







JACOB LOOMIS, b. E. Windsor, Conn., May 20, 1744; m. Oct. 16, 1768, Mary 
Mann, b. Hebron, Conn., d. May 18, 1817. He d. May 9, 1813, Andover, Conn. 3 








Mary, b. July 23, 1769; m. Apr. 14, 
1791, Zenas Skinner, who d. Aug. 
25, 1838, ac. 81. She d. Aug. s, 1830. 
Jacob, b. Feb. 25, 1772. + 

JERIJAH W. LOOMIS, b. Bolton, 
Webster, b. Nov. 3, 1744, d. Jan. 20, 
(415). He d. Dec. 14, 1800, at Bolt 

Sarah, b. Oct. S> 1765, d. young. * 
Sarah, b. a. 1767; m. Mch. 8, 1787, 
Jesse Hutchinson. 
Jerijah, b. July 21, 1769.+ 
Clove. (?) 

Clare (?), possibly Clara. 
(Note.— The N. E. H. & G. Reg., 
Vol. 54, p. 253-6, Bolton bapt. rec- 
ords, has this : Sarah, Jeriah, Cloc, 
Jerusha, Clarissa, Clove (?), Clare 
(?), children of Jerijah Loomis, 
were bapt. July 18, 1779)- 

JOSIAH LOOMIS, b. Bolton, Conn., Mch. 24, 1741 ; m. Agnes 
a soldier in the army of the Rcv'n. IBolton. 2 ch'n. 

1054.1. Abigail, b. Sept. 19, 1776; m. 
Richard Skinner, who d. July 23. 
i860, ae. 93. She d. Dec. 21, 1854. 

Conn., Mch. 24, 1740; m. Jan. 3, 1765, Sarah 
1803. She was a sister of Joseph, who m. Ruth 
on, where b. his 13 ch'n. 

1063. Hezekiah, b. May 21, 1780. 4- 

1064. Nathaniel, bapt. July i, 1781. New 

1065. Martha (Patte), bapt. Sept. 21, 
1783; m. Dec. 30, 1802, John How- 
ard. White Pigeon, Mich. 

1066. Anna, bapt. Sept. 3, 7786; m. ist, 

Collins ; 2nd, Crandal ; 

3rd, Salter of Courtland, N. 


1067. Infant, d. Mch. 19, 1790. 

(*An infant of Jerijah and Sarah d. Apr. 
13- 1768.) 

He was 

Acnes, bapt. July 30, 1767. 

1069. JosLAH, b. abt. 1770. -+- 

ABNER LOOMIS, b. Colchester, Conn., Apr. 21, 1729; m. July 12, 1754, Charity 
Sprague. Union, Conn. 6 ch'n. 

Abigail, b. Feb. 7, 1763, d. Jan. 25, 

1765, at Palmer, Mass. 

Lyma, b. Palmer, Feb. 27, 1765; m. 

Israel, b. Oct. 29, 1756. + 1074. 

Luther, b. July 25, 1758. 

Abner, b. June 3, 1759. 4- 1075. 

Phoebe, b. Mch. 3, 1761 ; m. ist, 

Ichabod Moore ; ni. 2nd, May 21, 1076. 

1849, Eleazer Kinney. 

CALEB LOOMIS, b. June 19, 1735; m. Jan. 7, 1758, Mary Wyman. He d. Jan. 28, 
1774. Brookfield, Mass. A dau. 

Calvin, b. 1767. + 

Ruth, b. May 9, 1767; m, Nov. 23, 
1797, Phincas Rice, d. Nov. 30, 1837. 

She d. Oct. 7, 1842, at Shaftesbury, 
Vt. (See Rice's Gen., p. 182). 

DEAC. DANIEL LOOMIS, b. Colchester, Ct., June 16, 1735; m. Feb. 25, 1756, Alice 
Chamberlain, d. July 11, 1807. He d. Richfield, Otsego Co., N. Y., Sept. 18, 1790. 
1 1 ch'n — all b. Colchester, Conn. 

Lebbeus, b. Feb. 23, 1757. -f- 

Alpheus, b. Nov. ID, 1758.4- 

Thaddeus, b. Aug. 8, 1760. -f- 

Daniel, b. June 5, 1761. -f 1085. 

Russell, b. Sept. i, 1763. -f- 

Freedom, b. Nov. ID, 1765. -j- 

Alice, b. Sept. I, 1768; m. Sept. 30, 1086. 

1792, David Little, M. D. She d. 1087. 

Apr. 23, 1846. Springfield, N. Y. 

Ch'n : I. Eliza Olivia, who was 1088. 

mother of Hon. Joseph L. White, 

b. Feb. 10, 1814, menib. of U. S. 
Congress, 1841-3, from Ind ; 2. Sa- 
rah, 3. George, 4. David H. 
Mary, b. 1771 ; m. Mch. 16, 1790, 
Elihu Baker. She d. 1830. Clinton, 
N. Y. 

Ireneus, b. 1774, d. May 9, 1782. 
Hannah, b. 1776; m. Isaiah Bunce. 
She d. Sept., 1849, Marsliall, Mich. 
Collins, b. Apr. 13, 1780. + 


JFtftli C^fn^rattoti 



JOHN LOOMIS, b. Colchester, Conn., June 6, 1741 ; m. Dec. 18, 1760, Rachel, b. 
Salem, Sept. 30, 1737, d. June 23, 1827, dau. of Jonathan and Rachel (Otis) Harris. 
He d. May 4, 181 1, Salem, Conn. 11 ch'n — all b. in Conn. 


I too. 


1 102. 

1 103. 

Jacob, b. June 19, 1761. + 
John, b. April 7, 1763. + 
Rachel, b. May 15, 1765; m. Oliver 
Warner, d. May 8, 1813. She d. 
Apr. 25, 1851, Warren, N. Y. Ch'n: 
I. Collins, 2. Nathan, 3. Owen, 4. 
Olcutt, 5. Selinda, 6. Oliver, 7. 
Elias, 8. Hubbel, 9. Sophia, 10. 

Elizabeth, b. Mch. 15, 1767; m. 
1788, John Tennant, d. Feb. 20, 1846, 
ae. 84. She d. May 4, 1808. Spring- 
field, N. Y. Ch'n : i. Betsey, 2. 
Alfred, 3. Orrel, 4. Olive E., 5. Al- 



vin, 6. Delinda, 7. Clarissa. 
Elsie, b. Jan. 19, 1769; m. Abel 
Newton, d. July 15, 1838, ae. 73. 
She d. at Cooperstown. N. Y., Aug. 
22, 1850. Ch'n: I. Amasa, 2. Elsie, 
3. Lydia, 4. Elias, 5. Israel, 6. Ly- 

Harris, b. Sept. 9, 1770. -f- 
Joel, b. May 6, 1773. -+- 
Hubbel, b. May 31, 1775. + 
Guy, b. July 31, 1777. + 
Elias, b. July 18, 1779. + 
Elijah, b. July 18. 1779.-}- 

ISRAEL LOOMIS, bapt. Colchester, Conn., Sept. 2, 1744; m. Nov. 5, 1763, Irene 
Chamberlain. Removed to Warren, N. Y., in 1792, and afterwards to Pittsford, 
Mich. 8 ch'n — b. Colchester. 

Hannah, b. Sept. 23, 1764, d. Tune 

25, 1768. 

Alice, b. Dec. 13, 1766, d. June 19, 


Israel, b, Sept. 27, 1768. -f- 

DiMMis, b. 1770; m. Israel Kelloger, 

d. 1826. She d. Sept., 1838. N. Y. 

1 104. Dudley, b. Apr. i, 1772. -f- 

1105. Alfred, b. 1774. -|- 

iro6. Irene, b. 1776; m. Edward Cheese- 
man. Both d. 1840. Henderson, 
N. Y. 

1 107. Lydia, b. 1778, d. 1802. 

437. SAMUEL LOOMIS. b. Colchester, Conn., Dec. 30, 1748, bapt. Jan. 5, 1749; m. Nov. 
IS, 1770, Martha, b. Apr. 19, 175T, d. Sept. 26, 1839, (1829), dau. of Amos and Anna 
(Comstock) Ransom. See Ransom Gen., 1903. He d. Nov. 4, 1814. Essex, Conn. 
6 ch'n — b. Colchester. 

1108. Pamela, b. Oct. 22, 1771 ; m. Apr. 
22, 1787, Elijah, b. Nov. 29. 1766, 
d. July 31, 1842, son of John and 
Judith (Worthintrton) Buckley. 
She d. Dec. 30, 1858. Colchester. 
Ch'n : I. John W., 2. Richard, 3. 
Celinda. 4. Emeline. 5. Clarissa Pa- 
melia, 6. Sophia Maria. 

1 109. A son, b. . d. Apr. 11, 1773. 

Tiio. Samuel, b. Mch. 26, 1776. -|- 

riii. Amy, b. Mch. 22. 1778; m. Reynold 
Lord of Lyme. She d. Aug., 1865. 

1 1 13. 

Sophia, b Apr. 20, 1780; m ist, Dec. 

12, 1796, Asa Buckley, d. Dec. 24, 
1804; m. 2nd, Dec. 31, 1804, George 
Buckley, d. May i, 181 1; m. •^rd, 
John White. She d. Dec. 8, 1863. 
Peoria, 111. Ch'n: i. Eliza L., 2. 
Jerusha, 3. John Adams ; by 2nd 
m. : 4. Augustus Washington, 5. 
Caroline, 6. Aurelia. 

Alice, b. Mch. 11, 1787, d. Mch. 

13, 1790. 

4.19. THOMAS LOOMIS, b. Feb. 9, 1723; m. Mch. 5, 1746, Abigail Robins. He built a 
house at Bolton, Conn., in 1750, which house is in good condition at present. He d. 
Aug. 16, 1761, at Bolton, where b. his 3 ch'n. 

1114. Abigail, b. Dec. 13, 1747. 
TiT=;. Thomas, b. July 6, 1756.-}- 

irr(i. Desdemona (Diademia), b. Aug. 
8. 1758, d. Aug. 18, 1760. 


441- BENJAMIN LOOMIS, bapt. Aug.. 1727, at Bolton, Conn.; m. Abigail 

d. Bolton, Jan. 12, 1808. It was doubtless this Benjamin, who had children b. at 

1 1 17. Elizabeth, bapt. Dec. 23, 1733. 

itt8. Benjamin, bapt. Dec. 9, 1764. 

443- EZRA LOOMIS, bapt. June 9, 1734. He was living in 177T. Supposed to have 
removed to Gilsum. N. H., and had ch'n bapt. at Bolton, as follows. (See Hst.- of 
Gilsum). 3 ch'n — b. Bolton, Conn. 

11 19. Mary. bapt. Mch. i, 1767. 

1 120. Ebenezer, bapt. July 26, 1769. 

1 121. Dolphorus, bapt. Sept. i, 1771. 
Note.— By census of 1790, "Ezra Lum- 

mis" of New Haven, Vt., is credited with 
a son over 16 yrs. of, a son under 16 
yrs. of age and 2 dau. Was he the above 
Ezra Loomis? 

SInnmts (g^n^alng^ 


444- JOSHUA LOOMIS, b. E. Windsor, Conn., Nov. 16, 1716; m. Apr. 6, 1737, Deborah 
Elmer, of Windsor. Settled in Tolland in 1737, and was living in 1783. 8 ch'n, b. 

1 122. .V son, b. Jan. 14, 1738, d. Jan. 28, 

1 123. A son, b. May 15, 1739, d. May 19, 1126. 


1124. Zerviah, b. July 31, 1740, d. Apr. 1127. 
27, 1821. Tolland. 1128. 

1 125. Priscilla. b. Aug. 6, 1749; m. Mch. 1129. 
26, 1788, Joseph Luce. She d. Aug. 






1 140. 

1 141. 

1 142. 


27, 1824. Tolland. Ch'n: i. Chloe, 

2. Israel, 3. Aurelia. 

Joshua, b. Jan. 12, 1750-1, d. Feb. 

2, 1750-1. 

Eleazer, b. May 26, 1752. + 

Deborah, b. Aug. 5, 1754. 

Mary, b. June 26, 1756. 

447. CAPT. JOEL LOOMIS, b. E. Windsor, Conn., June 21, 1722; m. ist, Naomi Elmer, 
d. Nov. 23, 1770; m. 2nd, Mrs. Sarah (Buckland) Spencer, d. Oct. 15, 1793, ae. 62. 
He commanded a Co. of mounted men in Backus's Rcgt. of Light Horse in 1776. 
He was dismissed from service on Nov. 2, 1776, with the thanks of Gen. Washing- 
ton, in Gen. Order of Nov. I, 1776. He d. June 19, 1788, at E. Windsor, where 
b. his 10 ch'n. 

1 130. Chloe, b. Dec. 13, 1748; m. Roger 
Loomis (248). She d. Apr. 28, 
Giles, b. Apr. 19, 1750, d. Aug. 31. 


Mary, b. Sept. 15, 1752, d. June 30, 


Naomi, b. Jan. 12, 1755; m. Asahel, 
b. Dec. 26, 1749, d. Apr. 28, 1804, 
son of Asahel and Hannah (Pit- 
kin) Olmsted. She d. Nov. ir, 
1834. East Hartford. 3 ch'n: i. 
Chloe, bapt. Apr. 20, 1788. 
Giles, b. Nov. 6, 1756. + 
.'Abigail, b. Nov. 27, 1758; m. 1782, 
Richard, b. Oct. 24, 1759, d. May 7, 
1822, son of Richard and Dorothy 
(Hills) Pitkin. He served in the 



Revolution when but 16 yrs. of age. 
Was rep'c to the Conn. Leg., 1793. 
A cotton m'f'r; also identified with 
the Glass Works, and later with 
the West India Trade. (See Pit- 
kin Hst.). She d. Manchester, Ct„ 
Apr. 8, 1838. Ch'n: i. Sarah, 2. 
Elizabeth, 3. Horace, 4. Joseph 
Chester, 5. Mary, See Hollister 
Gen., p. 158. 

Elizabeth, b. Oct. 11, 1760, d. Apr. 
4, 1795- 

Joel, b. Nov. 4, 1763, d. Jan. 8, 1765. 
Joel, b. Mch. 21, 1765, d. Dec. 3, 

George, b. July 29, 1766, d. Aug. 13, 

DEAC. AMASA LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., Feb. 19, 1737-8; m. ist, July 16, 
1761, Hannah, b. E. Hartford, Conn., Jan. 25, 1739-40, d. Oct. 20, 1781, dau. of 
Lieut. John and Mary Anna (Cowles) Hurlburt, of E. Hartford, Conn.; m. 2nd, 
Feb. 6, 1783, Mrs. Priscilla Birge, widow of Capt. Jonathan Birge (See No. 120) and 
dau. of Elijah and Mary (Kingsbury) Hammond, of Bolton, Conn. She was b. 
Aug. 6, 1741, and d. Feb. 28, 1815. In the War of the Rcv'n lie. as Capt., com- 
manded a Co. of militia and marched. 1775, for the relief of Boston, with 43 men. 
(See Ilinman's Hst. Coil's, p. 21). He served at West Point in 1780. Mcmb. of 
the Conn. Leg., 1779. He d. July i, 1793. See sermon delivered on occasion of 
his death, by Rev. David McClure. E. Windsor, wliere b. his 12 ch'n — by ist m. — 
Sec Hurlburt Gen., p. 420. 

George, b. May 16, 1762. -|- 
Amasa, b. Sept. 29, 1763. + 
Hannah, b. July 29, 1765; m. Apr. 
26, 1786. .Mbert, b. Dec. 19, 1761, 
son of Erastus ^nd Jerusha (Wol- 
cott) Wolcott. He removed to 
Cleveland. O., where she d. Jan. 11, 
1807. Ch'n: I. Hannah, 2. Albejt, 
3. Cynthia, 4. Laura, 5. Laura, 6. 
Elizabeth. See Wolcott Gen., p. 


Eleanor, b. June 29, 1767; m. Hor- 
ace Higley, d. Jan. s, 1842, ae. 77. 
She d. Aug. 17, 1849. Painesville. 
O. (Sec Boyd's Windsor, p. 323). 
Ch'n : I. Horace Loomis, 2. Homer. 

3. Peter, 4. Mary, 5. Charles, 6. Wil- 

Mabel, b. Sept. r6, 1769; m. Ben- 
jamin Cook. She d. May 27, 1800. 
Clarissa, b. Auc. 29, 1771 ; m. Oct. 
22. 1795. Arodi Higlev, d. Nov. 20, 
1832, ae. 62. She d. Sept. 13, 1858. 
Ch'n: I. Job L., 2. Hiram. 
Abner, b. Sept. 6. 1773. d. .^pril 29, 

Gersho.m, b. Sept. 3, 1777.+ 
Chauncey, b. Aug. 16, 1779, d. Mch. 
28, 1780. 

1 149. Mary, b. Aug. 29, 1781, d. Dec. 18, 

1 150. Chauncey, b. Mch. 23, 1784. -f 
(151. Amelia, b. Mch. 23, 1784. 


1 145. 

1 146. 

1 148. 


H^tftli d^ftt^rattott 

463. EBENEZER LOOiMlS, b. Lebanon, Conn., June 26, 1730; m. July 15, 1756. Mary 
Huntington, d. Eeb. 5, 1799. ae. 65. He was living in 1797, in Lebanon, where b. 
his II ch'n. 




William, b. Apr. 2, 1757. + 
Sarah, b. June 19, 1758; m. June 
21, 1781, Parker Smith. She d. 
Mch. 25, 1810, Stonington, Ct. Ch'n : 
I. Lydia, 2. Sally, 3. Lyman, 4. Par- 
ker, =;. Joseph, 6. Philomela, 7. Seth, 
8. Polly. 

Philomelia. b. Mch. 9, 1760; m. 
Dec. 17, 1781, Richard, b. Aug. 12, 
1757, d. June 8, 1802, son of John 
and Hannah ( Birchard) Lyman. 
See Lyman Gen., p. 122-7. He was 
a Sergt. in the War of the Revolu- 
tion. Removed to Lebanon, N. H. 
She was living in 1839. Ch'n: i. 
Hill, 2. /S.S3L, 3. Philomela. 4. Sophia, 
S. Clarissa, 6. Sarah, 7. Richard, 8. 

Lidia, 9. George, 10. Mary, 11. Eliza. 
1 155- JosiAH, b. and d. Mch. 10, 1762. 

1156. Gamaliel, b. Mch. 10, 1762, 

1 157. Ebenezer, b. Feb. 18, 1765. -f 

1158. Mary, b. L")ec. 25, 1766; m. Feb. 5, 
1787, Luke Bassett. Ch'n: I. James, 
2. Jesse, 3. John, 4. Prudence, .=;. 
Polly, 6. Luke, 7. Sarah, 8. Nancy. 

1 159. Hannah, b. June 25, 1769; m. Mch. 
24, 1791, Michael Annis. Ch'n: i. 
Polly, 2. Hannah, 3. Josiah, 4. Pa- 
mela, 5. Damon, 6. Harriet, 7. 

ri6o. Lydia Huntington, b. Feb. 2, 1774; 
m. Mch. 5, 1799, Moses Burritt. 
Ch'd : I. Cynthia. 

465. CALEB LOOMTS, b. Colchester, Conn., Nov. 28, 1728; m. Aug. 31, 1755, Ann 
Strong. He d. Jan. 28, 1774, at Colchester, where b. his 4 ch'n, and she m. (prob.) 
widower John Blish, on Nov. 30, 1777. See Winchester Ch. records. 


1 162. 

1 163. 

1 164. 

I, 1756, bapt. Nov. 7, 
4, 1758, bapt. Dec. 

Jacob, b. June 
1756. + 
Caleb, b. Oct. 

31, 1758.+ 
Samuel, b. May 12, 1760. -f 
Anna, b. Sept. 27, 1764, Hamilton, 
N. Y. ; m. ist, Feb. 26, 1781, Robert, 
son of Robert and Ruhama (Cook) 

Shattuck, d. Mch. 8, 1813, ae. 56; 
ni. 2nd, .'\driel Sabins. She d. May 
12, 1832, Hamilton, N. Y. Ch'n : I. 
Caleb, 2. Erastus, 3. Alfred, 4. Al- 
fred, s. Nancy, 6. Esther, 7. Robert, 
8. ^Tary, 9. Loomis, 10. Lorenzo. 
(See Shattuck Memorial, p. 164). 

473. SOLOMON LOOMIS, b. Colchester, Conn., Dec. 17, 1748, and bapt. the next day; 
m. Prudence, b. Mch. 29, 1753, dan. of William and Rebecca (Miller) Robbins. 
He d. Jan. 26, 1794, at Colchester, where b. his 6 ch'n, and she ni. (2nd) Capt. John 


1 166. 

1 167. 

1 168. 


Dec, 1774. -f 

b. July 19, 1775, d. July 



23. I77S- 

Solomon, b. Aug. 20, 1776. -j- 

RoBBiNS, b. Sept. 3 


1779- + 



1 1 70. 

1st. Alfred Isham. Dec. 18, 1796; m. 
2nd, Dr. Alexander Sheldon. Sept. 
17, 1818, who d. Dec. 19, 18.^6, ae. 
70. She d. Dec. 11, i860. Scho- 
harie Co., N. Y.. 

H.\RRiET, b. 1794, (1. suddenly, Feb. 
5, 1813, unmarried. 

478. EPHRAIM LOOIMIS. b. M.ay 21, i727;ju. Hannah 
Conn. I ch'd. 

-. Resided at Columbia, 

1 171. Benajah, b. Oct. 9, 1747, d. Jilcli. 

7. 1816, ae. 68. 

480. CAPT. NATHANIEL LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn. May 13, 1724; m. Sept. 22, 
1743, Deborah Loomis (44.=;), d. Jan. 30, 1779. Mcmb. State Leg. 1783. He d. 
Jan., 1795, E. Windsor, where b. his 2 ch'n. 

1 172. Oliver, b. Dec. 18, 1743. + 

1173. Zerviah. b. Apr. 5, 1746; m. 1767, 
Daniel Hayden, d. Mch. 31, 181.";, 
ae. 73. She d. July 8, 1840. E. 

Windsor. Ch'n: i. Sarah, 2. Na- 
thaniel Loomis, 3, Daniel, 4. Wil- 
liam, 5. Elizabeth. 

481. DYER LOOMIS, b. Columbia, Conn., Apr. 20, 1727; ni. May 15, 1755, Sarah, 
widow of John Merrell, and dau. of Samuel and Mary ( Blodgett) Fuller. After 
Dyer's death, she m. respectively, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Green, and Mr. Rood. She lived 
to be 98 yrs. old. He d. Aug. 23, 1766. Stafford, Coini., where b. his 7 ch'n. 

IGnomtB Cipnpalnriu 


1174. Dyer, b. Feb. 18, 1756. + 

1175. Lydia, b. Oct. 14, 1757; m. Isaac 
Lewis. Heath, Mass. 

1176. John, b. Mch. 16, 1760. + 

1 177. Irene, b. 1762; m. Deac. Abiezer 
Perkins. Ashfield, Mass. 

1 178. Sarah, b. May 21, 1764, d. June 22, 

1179. JosiAH, b. July 21, 1765, d. July 30, 

1180. JosiAH, b. May 11, 1767. + 


1 182. 

1 184. 




DEAC. NATHANIEL LOOMTS, b. Columbia, Conn., 1731 ; m. ist, May 27, 1753, 
Hannah Wliite, d. Aug. 6, 1758; m. 2nd, Nov. 15, 1759, Sarah Rockwell. He resided 
in Stafford from 1754 to 1770; in Ashford 1770-1787, when he removed to White- 
boro, N. Y. Memb. State Leg. 1780. 9 chn. 

Nathaniel, b. Oct. 19, 1760. + 
Nathan, b. Nov. 25, 1762. -f- 
Hannah, b. Nov. 22, 1764; m. Is- 
rael Loomis (1070), Jan., 1785. She 
d. Sept., 1847. Fredonia, N. Y. 
AsAHEL. b. 1767, d. 1815. North 
East, Pa. 
Margaret, b. Apr. i, 1769; m. 

(prob.)' William Durkee — had ch'n 
— one dau. was Margaret. See Ash- 
ley Gen. 
it86. Joseph, b, Oct. 29, 1770, d. 1835. 
Syracuse, N. Y. 

1 187. Benjamin, b. Jan. 15, 1773. + 

1188. Henry, b. Nov. 25, 1775.+ 

1 189. Dyer, b. Feb. 26, 1778. + 

JOEL LOOMIS, b. Windsor. Conn . June 2, 1721 ; ni. June 4, 1752, Elizabeth Browij. 
He d. 1785, Torrington. 4 ch'n. 

Elizabeth, b. Sept. 25, 1753; m. 


Anna, b. Sept 17, 1756, living in 

1 192. Hephzibah, bapt. Mch. 26, 1758. 
Living in 1786. 

1 193. Joel, b. May 22, 1760. + 

SAMUEL LOOMIS. b. Windsor, Conn., May 21, 1731 ; m. Dec. 13, 1759, Jerusha 
Filley, d. 1820. He d. 1800. Bloomficld, Conn., where b. his 6 ch'n. 

119.1. Jerusha, bapt. May 25, 1760. 
T195. Samuel, bapt. Aug. 23, 1761. + 
T196. Zedekiah, bapt. Nov. 10, 1766; m. 
Sarah Cook. 

1197. David, bapt. Feb. 26, 1771. 

1 198. Jesse, b. 1773. + 

1 199. George, b. June 15, 1782.+ " 

504. AARON LOOMIS, b. Torrington. Conn., Jan. 30, 1722-3; m. June 6, 1745, Han- 
nah, b. Suffield, Conn., Oct. 5, 1724, d. Mch. 28, 1812, dau. of Benoni and Hannah 
(Strong) Mills, of Northampton. ?vlass. He joined the church 1774. He d. Sept. 
16, 1776, Torrington, where b. his 5 ch'n. « 

Aaron, b. Jan. 19, 1746, d. Feb. 23, 

Hannah, b. Dec. 6, 1746; m. Sept. 
28, 1768, Caleb, b. May S, i74f d. 
1810, son of Ebenezer and Sarah 
Elizabeth (Seward) Lyman. See 
Lyman Gen., p. 202 and 208, for de- 
scendants. She d. 1797, and he m. 
and, Mrs. Delight Marsh. Torring- 
ton. Ch'n: I. Mcdad, 2. Sibyl, 3. 
Rhoda, ). Eleanor, 5. (}eorge. 
HuLDAn, b. Mch. 2, 1748; m. July 
9, 1767, Deac. Wait (one authority 
says Ednmnd), b. Goshen, Ct., Oct. 
25, 1747, d. 1810, son of Deac. John 
Beach, of Wallingford, Conn. He 
was a Sergt. in 1775, Rev. War. 
Torrington. She became a success- 
ful and celebrated midwife, and was 
employed as long as she could ride 
horseback. She had a fine appear- 
ance, of decided diginity and 
marked kindliness. Ch'n : i. Deac. 
Aaron L., 2. Miles, 3. Nancy, 4. 
Miles, 5. Huldah, 6. Amanda, 7. 

LTnartia, 8. Wait, 9. Melinda. 

1203. Deborah, b. Jan. 10, 1752; m. Oct. 
15, 1772, Ariel, son of Henry Brace. 
She d. Mch. 13, 1839. Torrington. 
Ch'n: I. Jared, 2. Willis, 3. Rial, 4. 
Truman, 5. Semantha, 6. Harlan, 7. 
Rodney, 8. Lucy. See Tuttle. Gen., 
p. 530, for desc. 

1204. Lucy, b. Apr 25, 1756; m Nov. 
25, 1773, Elisha Smith, b. Farming- 
ton, Conn., Aug. 14, 1751, d. Jan. 9, 
1813. He was memb. of Leg. 1786- 
1812. She d. Mch. 22, 1847. Tor- 
rington. Ch'n : I. Elisha, 2. Orrel, 
who was mother of Elisha 
Smith Abernethy of Bridgeport, 
Conn., b. Oct. 24, 1805. He called 
his grandniothcr Lucy "the diction- 
ary," because of her wonderful 
memory. She was called "a re- 
markable woman." Noble in char- 
acter, agreeable in appearance, be- 
nevolent in disposition; 3. Alraira. 
(See Boyd's Windsor, p. loi) 


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MOSES LOOMIS, b. Torrington, Conn., Sept. 12, 1726; in. Nov. 3, 1752, Sarah 
Roberts, of Simsbury, b. 1728, d. May 3, 1800. He d. Aug. 8, 1803. Torrington, 
where b. his 3 ch'n. 

Sarah, b. Nov. 28, 1755; m. Nov. 
2, 1/75. Josiah Wliiting, who d.i 
Aug. 13, 181 1, ae. 58, at New Marl- 
borough, Mass., where he removed. 
He was a son of Dcac. John and 
Sarah (Foster) Whiting. 
Je.mima, b. July 9, 1758; ni. Nov. 2, 
177s, Ephraim, b. Feb. 24, 1751, d. 

1808, son of Lieut. Ephraini and 
Esther (Gleason) Bancroft. He 
was killed in 1808 or '9, by falling 
from a scaffold. She d. 1854-5. 
Ch'n : I. Miles, 2. Tryphcna, 3. Je- 
mima, 4. Huldah, 5. Oliver, 6. 
Moses, 7. Horace, 8. Dr. Reuben. 
1207. Moses, b. June 18, 1760. + 

ABNKR LOOMIS, b. Torrington, Conn., Nov. 26, 1727; m. ist, July 28, 1757. 
Sarah, li. VVind.sor, Conn., June 8, 1735, d. Torrington, May 19, 1784, dau. of William 
and Sarah (Monro) Grant; they owned the covenant in the ch. at Torrington, 
1757; m. 2nd, June 9. 1785, Chloc, d. Dec. 3, 1836, dau. of Nathaniel and Hepzibah 
(Loomis — 375) Barber, and sister of Jemima, who ni. Bcnoni Loomis (941). He 
erected a brandy still at Torrington, abt. 1775, and l.iUr the hill where his house 
stood was called "Brandy Hill." He was one of the com. to provide clothes for the 
soldiers, Mch. 1778. He was selectman. 1778, "So, '81, '82, and '83. He d. Jan. 18, 
1809, at Torrington, where b. his 9 ch'n. 

Abner, b. Nov. 22, I7S7, d. Sept. 11, 
1776. He rec'd pay for 12 days' 
drilling in 1775. 
RicnARii, b. Dec. 25, 1758. + 
Sylvia, b. Jan. 6, 1760; m. Mch. 23, 
1779. John, b. July 24, 1758, son of 
Dcac. John and Sarah (Foster) 
Whiting. Colcbrook, Ct. Ch'n: I. 
Abncr, 2. Ira, 3. Others — names not 
known. b. Nov. 10, 1763; in. 
Apr, 16. 1798, Seth, son of Deac. 
Johii and Sarah /(Foster) Whiting, 
b. Sept. 25, 1765; his sister Mary 
was mother of Amanda Thrall, who 
m. Luman Loomis (3021). Cole- 
brook, Conn. Ch'n: i. Sarah, 2. 
Sons — they were of such size that 

they were called "the race of 

1212. Naomi, b. Aug. 26, 1769; in. 

Lyman. She d. Sept. 29, i8to. 
Ch'd : I. Riley. 

1213. LovisA, b. Aug. 28, 1772, d. young. 

1214. LovisA, b. Sept 27, 1779; in. Dec. 
II, 1800, Artemas Phillow. 111. 
Ch'n: I. Lura, 2. Edmund, 3. Den- 
nis, 4. Addison, 5. Emily, 6. Ade- 
line, 7. Orpha, 8. Loomis, 9. Nelson, 
10. Lucretia, II. Mary Ann, and it is 
said 4 more. 

1215. Chloe, b. May 14, 1788, umn., d. 
Sept. 9, 1816. 

1216. Julia, b. Dec. 20, 1790. unm., d. 
July 6, 1817. 

EPHRAIM LOOMIS. b. Torrington, Conn., Apr. i, 1731 ; m. ist, Oct. 31, 1756. 
Ruth Hofford or Hosford. of Litchfield, Conn., d. May i, 1764; m. 2nd. Oct 
'3; .J764. Jane_Campbcll, of Canaan, Conn. He joined the church 1758. Was a 

Torrington, where b. his 9 ch'n. 

soldier in the Rcv'n. He d. .\pr. 4, 181: 

EpiiRAiM, b. July 12, 1758.+ 
RuTii, b. Mch. II, 1762; ni. Job 
Rowlcv, d. Feb. 24, 1823. ae. 71. 
She d. Feb. 5. 1816, Bloomfield, 
Conn. Ch'n: i. Job. 2. Ruth, 3. 
Emma, 4. Bildad. 5. Loomis, 6. 

Amy, b. Apr. 28, 1764; m. Daniel 
Rice. Chenango Co., N. Y. 
Aaron, b. May 25, 1766. + 
Solomon, b. Jan. 23, 1768. + 
Jane, b. Dec. 10, 1769; m. Oct. 14, 

1792, Samuel Thorpe, New Hart 
ford. She d. Apr. 4, 1812. Ch'n; 
I. Polly, 2. Julia, 3. Sylvia, 4. Su 
san, 5. Lydia, 6. Ruby. 

1223. Silas, b. Apr. 12, 1771. + 

1224. BiLDAii. b. Feb. 12, 1773; m. Delia 
Porter, d. July 17, 1857, ae. 87. He 
d 1840. Torrington. No ch'n. 

1225. Rebecca, b. Sept. 26. 1774; m. .Apr. 
4. 1797. Ichabod Deming. Mount 
Pleasant, Pa. 
Elias, b. Nov. 13, 1776. + 

Feb. 18, I733--4; "i- Dec. 18, 1762, Dorothy 

ELT LOOMIS, b. Torrington, Com.., . 

Loomis (967). He d. 1778, at Torrington, where b. his 6 ch'n 

Lemuel, bapt. Nov. 4, 1764. d. 


Dorothy, b. Nov. 10. 1766; m. Asa- 

hel Barber, 1790. She d. Dec. 10, 

1834. Harwinton. 

Lemuel, b. Oct. 17, 1768. + 

Eli, b. Jan. 11, 177a. 

1231. Margaret, b. Sept. 7, 1772; m. Arah 
Loomis (952). May 15, 1799. She 
d. Sept. 28, 1841. 

Cyrus, b. June 30, 1775, removed to 
Vernon. N. Y. He was Capt. of an 
art'y Reg., Mch. 17, 1821, Cayuga 
Co., N. Y. 


512. ISSACHAR LOOMIS, b. TorriiiKton, Conn., May 28, 1736: m. ist, Dec. 10, 1765, 
Mary, b. 1740, d. Sept. 16, 1800, dau. of Joseph and Ruth (Baker) Fowler; m. 2nd, 
May 6, 1802, Hephzibah Loomis (1247 or 1192), d. May 13, 1831. He was so 
small at birth that he could be put in a tankard (3 qts.) and the lid closed, and 
he grew to be a man weighing over 200 lbs.. He d. Feb. 11, 1804, Torrington, where 
b. his 3 ch'n. (See Orcut's Torrington'). 

1233- Joseph, b. Jan. ig, 1767. + zada, 4. Hiram, S- Sheldon. 

1234. Mary, b. Nov. 19, 1769; m. Feb. 19, 1235. Rhod.\, b. Feb. 27, 1777; m. Apr. 7, 

1795, Abijah, b. July 15, 1767, d. 1796, Benjamin, b. Torrington, son 

May 5, 1832, son of Joseph and of Salmon Agard. They rem. to 

Zain ( ) Barber. She d. Jan. Wadsvvorth, O., 1816, with her bro. 

18. 1839. Torrington, Ct. Ch'n: Joseph. Ch'n: i. Alvin, 2. Aurelius. 

T. Dcac. Marvin, 2. Millard, 3. Al- 3. Rhoda, 4. Roman Loomis. 

517. SIMEON LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., May 29, 1740; m. Nov. 29. 1770, Mrs. Hul- 
dah Priest. He d. 1776, and she m. 2nd, Dec. 31, 1778, Seth Griswold. (Another 
writer says she ni. Seth White — See White Gen., p. 44). Winsted, Conn. 3 ch'n. 

1236. Elisha, b. Aug. 14, 1771.+ (No. 1203). See Hst. of Torring- 

1237. Lois, b. Aug. 12, 1773; m. David ton. Conn. Wolcottville, Conn. 
Morris. Their son Alanson m. ^238. Joab, b. June 2, 1775, was living in 
1812, Lucy, dau. of Ariel Brace, 1793. 

518. PHINEHAS LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., Mch. 15, 1744-S ; m. Mch. 24, 1774, 
Diadema Holcomb, d. Feb. 26, 1831, ae. 77. He removed to Slicffield, Mass.. previous 
to 1774, and to Burlington, Vt., in 1790, where he d. Mch. 26, 1810. 8 ch'n. 

1239. Horace, b. Jan. 15, 1775.+ Isaac, 3. Harriet, 4. Wealthy Ann, 

1240. Olive, b. Mch. 18, 1776; m. Deac. 5. Lucretia. 

Lyman King. She d. Jan. 3, 1830. 1246. Warren, b. Aug. 27, 1788. Grad. 

Burlington, Vt. Ver. Univ., 1805, was secretary of 

1241. Simeon, b. Apr. 8, 1777, d. Jan. 12, the Univ., 1811-17; m. Nancy Fitch, 
1779. niece of Pres. Fitch, of Williams 

1242. Luther, b. Nov. 18, 1778, d. Apr. Coll. He was a lawyer, and d. Aug. 
23, 1779. 9' '827. Burlington, Vt. Had two 

1243. Amanda, b. Feb. 11, 1780; m. Rob- children, who d. young. She m. 
ert Peaslee. She d. July 3, 1837. Na- 2nd, Francis Leonard. 

pervillc. 111. Ch'n: i. Henry, 2. Note. — By census of 1790, "Phineas 

Horace L. Loomis" of Burlington, Vt., is credited 

1244. Luther, b. June 8, 1781. + "''th 4 sons above 16 yrs. of age, 2 

1245. Wealthy Ann, b. June 19, 1783 ; sons under 16 yrs. of age, 7 daughters, 
m. Elijah D. Harmon. She d. 1866. and one otlicr person in his family. Was 
Chicago, 111. Ch'n: i. Charles, 2. lie m. twice? 

521. NOAH LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., Jan. 27, 1713-4; ni. Mary, b. Aug. 20, 1722, 
dau. of Jonathan and Mrs. Mary f Janes (King)] Graves. Was living in Har- 
winton, 1751 to 1779. 11 ch'n. 

1247. Hephzibah, b. Nov. 3, 1743; prob- lor; was living in Harwinton, 1784; 
ably m. Issachar Loomis (512). removed to Black Rock, Erie Co., 

1248. Elijah, b. Feb. 4, 174s, served in N. Y. 
Revolutionary army. 1253. George, b. 1756. + 

1249. F.BENEZER, b. Nov. I, 1746, removed 1254. Lorain, b. , unmarried, d. in 

to Bowman's Creek, Wyoming, Co., Harwinton. 

Pa. 1255. Oliver, b. Feb., 1760. + 

1250. Oliver, b. .\pr. 28, 1748, probably d. 1256. Lucy, b. ; m. Timothy Humis- 

young. ton, d. in Harwinton. 

1251. Mary, b. June 23, 1749. 1257. Augustus, b. .-Vpr. 14, 1765. -f 

1252. Elizabeth, b. ; m. Israel Tay- 

526. ISAIAH LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., June 28, 1730; m. ist, Nov. 14, i7.';5, Abigail 

Barber; m. 2nd. . He d. at Harwinton, Conn., i8ii. 10 ch'n. 

1258. Elisha, b. Apr. 14, 1758, was miss- 1263. Mehetabel, b. June 4, 1774; m. Oct. 
ing Sept. IS, 1776. 12, 1794, Stephen Mather. Utica, 

1259. Isaiah, b. Dec. 10, 1759. + N. Y. 

1260. Abigail, b. Oct. 18, 1761. 1264. Sarah, b. Oct. 18, 1776. 

1261. Esther, b. Sept. 20, 1765; m. 1265. R.^chel, b. Nov. 24, 1777. 

Gillett, removed to Troy, N Y. 1266. Elisha, b. June 17, 1780. + 

1262. IsA.\c, b. Nov. 20. 1767, d. Dec. 23. 1267. Lucretia, b. June 17, 1780; m. Ben- 
1769. jamin Cowlcs Removed to Ohio. 


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528. HEZEKIAH, b. Tolland, Conn., Aug. 11, 1728; m. 1749, Sarah Pettit of Sharon. 
He d. Salisbury, Conn., 1760, and his widow m. Hurlburt. 2 ch'n — b. Salisbury. 

1268. Sarah, b. Dec. 25, 1749. 

1269. Hephzibah, b. Dec. 30, 1757. 

-, who 

532. NATHANIEL LOOMIS, b. Conn., Oct. 8, 1740; probably m. abt. 1765, - 

d. leaving him with two ch'n. Tradition relates that after the death of his wife, 
and during the Rev. War, (supposed to be this Nathaniel), a Nathaniel Loomis 
went to Canada takinp with him his son Richard ; that he lived with some friendly 
Indians for a while, then m. again, became wealthy, and that descendants of this 
2nd m, may be found in Canada now. When his son Richard became a man he 
returned to York State and there married. 2 ch'n by 1st m. 





Richard, b. July 24, 1766.-!- 

1271. Mary, b. 

SOLOMON LOOMIS, b. Tolland, Conn., Nov. 4, 1732; m. ist, Mary Chapman, 
d. Feb. II, 1774, ae. 42; m. 2nd, Dec. 21, 1775, Mary Johnson, d. Feb. 5, 1829, ae. 
82. He d. Aug. 5, 180S, Tolland, where b. his 12 ch'n. 


She d. 






Simon, b. Mch. 7, 1758. + 1281. 

Solomon, b. Sept. 27, 1760. + 1282. 

Luke, b. Apr. 11, 1764, d. Apr. 27, 

Nathaniel, b. Jan. s, 1766, was a 
physician, and d. 1815, Newbern, N. 1283. 

C, without children. 
Epaphras, b. Sept. 20, 1768. -f- 
Jeduthun, b.- Nov. 10, 1777. -|- 
Elisha, b. Jan, 27, 1779. + 
Mary, b. Nov. S, 1780 ; m. Mch. 29, 
1804, Stephen Clapp, d. Aug. 14, 
1854. She d. Mch. 8, 1864, at Wind- 
sor, O. Ch'n : I. Earl, 2. Caroline, 
3. Emmeline, 4. Dr. Increase, 5. 
Roxa, 6. Carlos, 7. Joel Carlos, 8. 
Hon. Wm. Marsh, b. Dec. 18, 1817, 
Judge of Common Pleas Court, 
1860-72, Indiana, g. John Merritt. 
See Humphrey Gen., p. 210. 
Justin, b. July 11, 1782. -f- 

MOSES LOOMIS, b. E. Windsor, Conn., Dec. 24, 1734; m. Eunice, b. Coventry, 
Conn., Aug. 15, 1743, dau. of Benajah and Eunice (Strong) Webster. She was 
of 4th generation of descendants of Gov. John Webster, Conn. See Gen. of Gov. 
John Webster's descendants. He sold his farm in Windsor and bought land in 
Bolton in 1765. Eunice Loomis and Cyrenius Webster were appointed his admrs. 
July 16, 1783. East Windsor records. Bolton, Conn., where b. his 3 ch'n. 

Ralph, b. Feb. 28, 1785.+ 
RuTH, b. Apr. II, 1787; m. 
Shaw, who d. Mch. 6, 1870. 
Jan. 20, 1882, Enfield, Mass 
I. Mary M., 2. Otis E. 
Joel, b. Aug. 18, 1789, unmarried. 
In 1812 he was a soldier at Platts- 
burg, and was shot and killed by 
mistake by a party of American 
troops, at Ft. Erie, on Sept. q, 1814, 
having 9 balls shot into him, one 
passing through his head. Another 
account says : "He was dispatch 
bearer, and while out on duty the 
countersign was changed, and on 
his return he was killed by his com- 
rades, 16 balls passing through him. 
When his captain learned it he said 
'(j — d — your careless souls, you 
have killed our best man.' " 

Erele? b. 1760, d. Dec. 21, 1794. 

(Stiles Supp., p. 91).; m. 


1285. Infant, b. , d. May 4, 1765. 

Bolton death records. 

1286. Reuben, b. Dec. 23, 1773. -|- 


JUSTUS LOOMIS, b. E. Windsor, Aug. 25, 1745; m. ist, by Rev. Eben'r Kellogg, 
Aug, 17, 1769, Sarah, bapt. Mch. 6, 1748, d. Aug. 10, 1805, dau. of Eliakim and Ann 
Hitchcock; m. 2nd, Hannah, dau. of James Parker. He d. Sept. 21, 1824, survived 
by his wife, who d. Apr. 2, 1853, ae. 88. Monson, Mass. 7 ch'n. 


Abdiel, b. June 10, 1770. -|- 
Sarah, b. Au,g. 25, 1772; m. ist, 
May, 1793, Elislia L. Pember, d. 
Mch. 12, 1812; m. 2nd, William 
Thrall. She d. 1840. Ellington, 
Conn. Ch'n: i. David Sprague, 2. 
Parly, 3. Austin, 4. Anna, 5. Justin, 
6. Elisha. 

Chloe, b. May 25, 1775 ; m. Luther 
Shaw, d. Jan. 18, 1809, ae. 36. She 
d. Sept. 22, 1850. Chicopec, Mass. 
Ch'd; I. Luther Loomis. 
JvsTUS, b. Sept. 19, 1778. -|- 

1291. Roxa, b. Oct. 20, 1781 ; m. Solomon 
Shaw, d. Oct. 22, 1821, ae. 43. She 
d. Feb. 25, 1809. Monson, Mass. 
Ch'd: I. Marcius. 

1292. Elizabeth, b. Mch. 5, 1788; m. Tru- 
man Trask. Butternuts, N. Y. 

1293. Abdiel Parker, b. Monson, Dec. 4, 
1806; m. int., Nov. 7, 1838, Ruth 
Ward Nichols. He d. July 13, 1866, 
without children. His widow re- 
sides (1875) Springfield, Mass. She 
was b. Oct. 7, 1810, dau. of Wm. and 
Ruth (Ward) Nichols. 

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SAMUEL LOOM IS. b. Wcstficld, Mass.. 
1735. Catliarinc. d. Oct. II, 1793, dan. of 
removed to Sheflicld, Mass., i/U. and d. 
Aug. 7, 1782. 5 ch'n. 

Catherine, b. Feb. 14, 1736; ni. 
probably her half second cousin, 
James Burt of Granville, Mass., as 
evidence seems to show, abt. 1765. 
If so, she m. 2nd, Cornelius Merry. 
Anna, b. Jan. 6. 17,^8; ni. .Aug. 3, 
1758, Noadiah Moore, h. Simsbury, 
Conn.. Nov. i^. 17.W. d. Kinderhook, 
\. Y., July 21, 1786. She d. July 
J. 1814. Spencertown, N. Y. Sec 
Moore Gen., p. 27. Ch'n: i. Judge 

Aug. (19) 9. 1707; in. Westficld, May 8. 
James and Hannah ( ) Sc.xtnn. He 
there Nov. 21, 1782, leaving a will dated 



Pliny, 2. Annie. 

Zadok, h. Feb. 23, 1741.+ 

Rebecc.\, b. Mch. 9. i74-t: ni. John 

Callcnder, of Shcflicld. They rem. 

1775- 'o Spencertown, and in 1803 

or '4 to Burlington, Vt. Cli'n : i. 

Hulda, 2. .'\sa, 3. Catherine. 4 

Rlioda, 5. Olive, 6. Amos, 7. John, 

8. Samuel. 

S.'^MUEL, b. Dec. II, 1746, d. before 


nAYlD LOOMIS. b. Westficld, Mass., Feb. 15, 1714; m. Apr., 1741, (Eunice) 
Rachel, b. May 5, 1716, dau. of Samuel and Abigail (Alvord) judd, of Northamp- 
ton, Mass. Removed to Sheffield, Mass., 1750.* 4 ch'n. 

N. Y. 

Rachel, b. Mch. 23, 1742; m. ist, 
David Allen ; m. 2nd, Samuel Moul- 
ton, d. Feb. 12, 1791, ac. 56. She d. 
Sept. 16, 1812, Castleton, Vt. 
Sarah, b. June 25, 1744. 
Davui, b. June I, 1746, unmarried, 
d. 1813. Canaan, Columbia Co., 

1302. Jonathan, b. June i, 1751.+ 

*Noblc Gen., p. 70s, says he was dis- 
missed from Westficld to Great Barring- 
ton church, on July 8, 1750. 

MOSES LOOMIS, b. Wcstficld, Mass., Dec. 19, 1720; m. Feb. 10, 1748, Deborah 
Church, of Westficld. He d. Nov. 23, 1758, survived by his wife. Sheffield, Mass 
4 ch'n. 

Deforah, b. Apr. 23, 1747, d. May 1305. Abner, b. Jan. i, 1750, d. Nov. 23, 

18, 1747- IZ59- 

i^fosES, b. May 24, 17.19, <i- Aug. 4, 1306. Ezra, b. Jan. 8, 1752.+ 


SKTH LOOMIS, b. Wcstfield, Mass., May 22, 1737; m. ist [.Aug. 23, 1759, Mary]. 
June 17, 1757, Lurane Knapp, d. Dec. 27, 1760; m. 2nd, Sept. 21, 1761, Mindwcll 
Porter of Southampton, Mass., b. Oct. 3. 17,^6, d. June 17. 1823. He removed to 
Granville, Mass., 1766, and thence to Granville, N. Y., and in 1799, to the Holland 
Purchase, now North East, Pa., settling here before the last war whoop nf the 
Chcrokccs and Scnecas had died away. He and his son-in-law, Lemuel Brown, were 
truly "path-finders" for the family. He d. July 15, 1809. By occupation lie a 
farmer and shoemaker. 9 ch'n. 

Brown. They removed to the Hol- 
land Purchase in 1779. It was then 
a cold, uninhabited and cheerless 
country, except for prowling In 
dians and hungry wolves. She d. 
i85_S. North East, Pa. 

1314. Joel. b. Apr. 10, 1776.-)- 

1315. BoHAN, b. Aug. 2, 1779; m. Pru- 
dence Clark. He d. 1830, near 
Paincsvillc, O. No ch'n. 

Lyiua, b. June 17, 1760. 

Laurane. b. Sept. i, 1762; m. Jo- 

siah Willard. She d. 1840. Wayne 

Co., N. Y. 

Setii, b. Sept. 17, 1764. 

Setu, b. Dec. 27, 1766. H- 

MiNDWELL. b. Mch. 30, 1769; m. 

Ephraim Willard. She d. 1845. 

Harbor Creek, Pa. 

Oliver, b. Mch. 9, 1772. + 

Sarah, b. Mch. 22, 1774; m. Lemuel 

JOHN LOOMIS, b. Westficld, Mass., Dec. 27, 1739; m. Aug., 1763, Silence Hayes 
of Simsliury, dau. of Wm. Hayes. He was frozen to death, in a pleasure hunt, in 
a storm in Vt., in 1789. 6 ch'n — b. Westficld. 

Silence, b. Apr. 5, 1764; m. ist, 1791, Joel Noble, d. .\pr. 14. 1836. 
Eldridgc; m. 2nd, Mch. 29, ac. 70. She d. Nov. i> 1829, Gran- 

1786, Moses Olds, of Southwick. ville, N. Y. Ch'n: I. Dau., 2. Olive, 
John, b. Mch. 3, 1766.+ 3. Dau., 4. Son, 5. Lucy, 6. Cliarles, 
Rhoda. b. May 10, 1767; m. Feb. 20. 7. Roland, 8. Charlotte. 9. Calvin, 10. 

1787, Seth Loomis (1310). .\lvin, 11. Joel, 12. Naomi, 13. Es- 
Naomi, b. Dec. 14, 1768; ni. Feb. 7, ther. 


iFtftl) (g^nrrattntt 

1320. Silas, b. Nov. 26, 1770, cl. yoiui.:;. 

1321. Eunice, b. Nov. 11, 1772; m. Nov. 

14, 1798, William Everton. 















JOSHUA LOOMIS, b. Westfield, Mass., Sept. 23, 1748; m. Feb. 13, 1772. Achsah 
Isham of Westfield, d. Sept. 22, 1840. He d. June 8, 1831, Westfield, where b. his 
ID ch'n. 

Achsah, b. 1773; m. -Aug. 16, 1793, 
Winthrop Shepard, b. June 20, 1772. 
She d. 1848? Turin, Lewis Co., 
N. Y. 

Joshua, b. May 4, 1779. + 
Elizabeth, (Betsey), b. 1780; m. 
Jan. 31, 1804, Horace Stocking. She 
d. 1840. 

Charles, b. July 23, 1782. + 
CvNTHiA, b. July 9, 1784; ni. Col- 
lins Kellogg. She d. Dec. 21, i860. 
Lowville, Lewis Co., N. Y. He re- 
sides in Cleveland, Ohio. 
Vashti, b. 1787; m. Mch. 20, i8o5, 
John Shepard. She d. i860. West, 
field, Mass. One dau. was Sophia! 




Roland, b. June 28, 1789. + 
Clarissa, b. July 16, 1791 ; m. Mch. 
23, 1809, William Arnold, b. Jan. 15, 
1786, d. Sept. 19, i860. He removed 
from Westfield to Dayton, O., abt. 
1845. She d. Jan. 8, 1870. 
Julia, b. 1793; m. Silas Kellogg. 
Resides Port Leyden, Lewis Co., 
N. Y. 

Sophia, b. 1795 ; m. Hiel Holcomb, 
d. Mch. 21, 1863. She d. Apr. 22, 
1873, Westfield, Mass. Ch'n: i. Hial, 
2. Henry, 3. Loomis, 4. Sophia, 5. 
Lester, 6. Julia, 7. Marietta, 8. Mon- 
roe, 9. Zerviah, 10. Celcinna, II 

ENOCH LOOMIS, b. Westfield, Mass., Aug. 25, 17.S0; m. Mch. 21, 1775, Esther 
Levering of Ipswich, d. Dec. 6, 1819, ae. 64. He d. June 7, 1803, Westfield, where 
b. his 7 ch'n. 

Esther, b. 1776, d. ae. 7 months. 1335. 

Esther, b. Feb. 10, 1778, d. Aug. 17, 

1821, unm. 1336. 

Isabella, b. May lo, 1781 ; m. int. 

Apr. 7, 1803, Alexander McNeil of 1337. 

Westfield. She J. before 1813. He 

d. Nov., 1814. Ch'n: l. Henry, 2. 1338. 

Mary, 3. Alexander, 4. Francis, 5. 


Hannah, b. Mch. 21, 1784, d. Jan. 

13, 1816, unm. 

Marv, b. July 17, 1786; m. Charles 


Enoch, b. Mch. 2, 1789, unmarried, 

d. Apr. 21, 1842. Albany, N. Y. 

Warham, b. Feb. 13, 1794, d. Dec, 

1870, in Ky., unm. 

JUSTUS LOOMIS, b. Westfield, Mass., June 19, 1752; m. Oct. 31, 1782, Tryphcnu 
Elmer, d. Mch. 25, 1839. She was probably dau. of William Elmer of Windsor, 
Conn. He d. July 28, 1833, Westfield, where b. his 10 ch'n. 

Squire, b. May 15, 1783.-}- 1346. 

Electa, b. 1784; m. int. Dec. 13, 1347. 

1801, John Shepard. She d. 1802. 

Justus, b. Apr. 9, 1787. -|- 

Trvpiiena, b. Apr. 10, 1789; m. 

Daniel Sackett. She d. 1850? They 

had a dau. Julia. See Atwater Gen., 

P- 255. 

Thomas, b. Mch. 18, 1791. + 

William, b. Nov. 9, 1793. + 1348. 

LuciNDA, b. 1795; m. Sylvester 

Olds. She d. i860? Southwick, 


James, b. Apr. 11, 1797.-)- 
Mahalah, b. Aug. 13, 1800; m. Dec 
2, 1824, George W. Noble, d. Nov, 
9, 1871. Westfield. Ch'n: i. Geo 
Washington, 2. Amelia Maria, 3 
Samuel Henry, 4. John Wesley, 5 
Thomas Kellogg, 6. Joseph Gilbert 
7. Josephine Charlotte, 8. Julia Au- 

Electa, b. Apr., 1803; m. 1821, 
Stiles Fox. She d. Sept. 21, 1850. 
Westfield. Mass. Ch'd : I. Juliette, 
d. Sept. 8, 1850, ae. 18. 

NEHEMIAH LOOMIS, b. Westfield, Mass., Nov. 8, 1739; m. 1771. Elizabeth, dau. 
of Timothy Morley. He d. Oct. 12, 1808, and his widow m. 2nd, Tahan Noble, 
widower of (581) Southwick, Mass., where b. his 11 ch'n. 

Elizur, b. 1772. + 
EzEKiEL, b. 177s, d. 1778. 
Mary, b. 1777; m. Justus Olds, d. 
1847. She d. 1856. Middlefield, 
Mass. Ch'n: l. Polly, 2. Justus, 3. 
Elizabeth, 4. Heman Alson, 5. Ma- 
ria, 6. Harriet, 7. Amanda, 8. Lucy, 
9. Emmeline, 10. Sarah. 

1352. Eliz.\beth, b. 1779; m. Bezaleel 
Hough, Nov. 6, 1800. She d. Mch., 
1830. Atwater, Ohio. He m. 2nd, 
Mrs. Laura Loomis (1353). 

1353- ROSWELL, b. I7cl. + 

1354. EzEKiEL, b. 1783, unm., d. June 4, 

1355. Luther, b. 1785. + 

HonmtH (Srit?al09U 


1356. Charity, b. Apr. 10. 1789; in. Nov. 
23, 1809, Daniel Hillyer, b. Nov. 12, 
1786, d. Jan. 7, 1866. She d. Feb. 
19. 1835. Ch'n: I. Daniel Wells, 
2. Martha Maria, 3. Homer, 4. Ly- 
nian. 5- Joseph Talcott, 6. Edwin. 



Calvin, b. i/Sg. + 

Lucy, b. Dec. 20, 1791 ; m. Joseph 

Talcott, Jan. 4, 1813, living (1869), 

Atwater, O. 

Chester, b. Mch. 23, 1794. + 

579. ENOS LOOMIS, b. Westfield, Mass., Dec. 2, 1741 ; m. Oct. 20, 1768, Elizabeth, 
dau. of John and Elizabeth (Remington) Noble, d. Apr. 13, 1821, ae. 70. He was 
one of the first settlers of Southwick, Mass., and served in army of Rev'n ; farmer. 
In 1794 he removed to N. Granville, Wash'n Co., N. Y., where he d. Dec. 2, 1817. 
10 ch'n, b. Southwick, Mass. 

1360. Eunice, b. Sept. 20, 1769; m. Jan., 
1789, Heman Rising. She d. Jan. 
30, 1837. Warren, Vt. 

1361. Affa, b. May, 1772; m. Jan. 9, 1793, 
Alexander Rising of Southwick. 
She d. Feb. 10, 1809. Southwick, 

1362. Moses, b. Sept. 15, I774- + 

1363. Aaron, b. Oct. 27, 1776. + 

1364. Warham, b. Aug., 1779. + 

1365. Ends, b. Oct. 24, 1782. + 

T366. Charlotte, b. Mav 20, 1787; m. 
Isaac Doty. She "d. 1847. White 
Lake, Oakland Co., Mich. 

1367. Amos, b. May 16, 1784, d. Dec. 11, 

1368. Noble, b. July 16, 1790, d. Apr. i, 
1 791. 

1369. Clinton, b. July 16, 1790, <\. Feb. 
16, l802. 

58?, ISRAEL LOOMIS, b. Westfield, Mass., Mch. 24, 1747; m. Feb. 4, 1771, Abigail 
Saxton. He d. Apr. 29, 1797, Southwick, Mass., where b. his 10 ch'n, the ist ex- 

1370. RoswELL, b. Aug. 18, 1771, d. young. 

1371. Abigail, b. Aug. 9, 1773; m. Wash- 
ington, Mass., Jan. i, 1795, Daniel, 
(the m. records of Washington says 
Appollas) Frost. She was one of 
the few who were saved when the 
steamboat Washington burned on 
Lake Erie, off Ashtabula, O., in 
1836. She d. 1857. Jefferson, O. 
Ch'n, b. Wash'n, Mass.: i. Walter, 
2. Charlotte, 3. Sarah, 4. Mary. 

1372. Pamela, b. Sept. 23, 1775 ; m. Dec. 
IS, 1796, Thomas, son of Thomas 
and Lucy (Rising) Austin, who d. 
July 28, 1837, ae. 66. She d. Mch. 
28, 1869. Suffield, Conn. Ch'n : i. 
Alfred, 2. Edward, 3. Mary, 4. 

Aaron, 5. Harriet, 6. Pamela, 7. An- 
son, 8. Jane, 9. Louisa, 10. Thos. 
Cornelius, 11. Abigail. 
'373- Walter, b. Sept. 11, 1777. + 

1374. Electa, b. Nov. 8, 1779; m. Geo. 
Washington Holcomb, who d. Sept. 
28, 1841. Hudson, O. Ch'n: i. Lu- 
cretia, 2. Eli, 3. Sherlock, 4. Wal- 
ter, 5. Arabella, 6. Asahel, 7. Laura. 

1375. Phinehas, b. May 6. 1782; m. Jan. 
" ' " ~ ■ "' " Mch. 


S, 1808. Lucy Driggs. He d. 

7, i8.(4, Westfield. 


Jere, b. May 4, 1784- -f 


Fanny, b. Mch. 14, 1790, d. 

Unm. Nauvoo, 111. 


Marshall, b. Nov. 2, 1792, d. 


Henry, b. Sept. 10, 1794. -f 


583. AMOS LOOMIS, b. Aug. 20, 1748; m. Oct. 6, 1768, Esther Stephens. He d. bef. 
1786. I ch'd. 

1380. Anna, b. Jan. 6, 1769. Southwick, Mass. 




BENJAMIN LOOMIS, b. Southwick, Mass., Sept. 5, 1750; m. Lucy Leonard. [One 
authority says: m. Nov. 21, 1771, Lucy, b. May 17, 1752, d. 1827, dau. of Preserved 
and Sarah (Keep) Leonard. And Giles' Gen., p. 290, says: m. May 21, 1771, Lucy, b. 
Aug. 20, 1745, dau. of Josiah and Sarah (Day) Leonard]. He rem. to Remsen, 
N. Y., and d. 1814. 6 ch'n — b. Southwick. 

Cynthia, b. May 8, 1784; m. George 
W. Haight, Nov. 18, 1779. She d. 
Mch., 1813. Pompey, N. Y. 
Solomon, b. July 12, 1786. -j- 
Sarah, b. 1787; m. John Kent, who 

d. 1867. Slie d. 1865. Rock Co., III. 

1384. David, b. Feb. 8, 1789. + 

1385. Benjamin, b. 1791.+ 

1386. Leonard, b. 1793; m. Lucy Scramm. 
Rock Co., 111. 

585. WILLIAM LOOMIS, b. Westfield, Mass., Dec. 13, 1740; m. 

(supposed to be his) are 

2 ch'n 

1387. William, b. 1770. -f 

1385. Gamaliel, b. 1772. + 


3Ftftl| Cl^pn^ratinn 

S88. DANIEL LOOMIS, b. Westfield, Mass., Oct. lo, 1749; m. Dalton, Mass., I78t, 
Amy, b. Warren, R. 1., Dec. 19, 1751, d. Amsterdam, N. Y., 18.35, ae. 74? dau. o{ 
Israel and Sarah (Adams) Peck. He d. Feb., 1791, Pittsfield, Mass., and she in. 
2nd, Mch. 13, 1794, Isaac Johnson. 4 ch'n — b. Mass. 

1389. Daniel, b. Jan. 3. 1782. + 

1390. Israel, b. Jan. 18, 1784. + 

1391. Calvin, b. June 12, 1787, d. Apr. i, 

1392. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 31, 1789; in. Col. 
John Freemyre. Brooklyn, N. Y., 

Feb. I, 1813. She d. Dec. 25, 1857, 
Amsterdam, N. Y. Ch'n : i. Amy 
P., 2. Michael Calvin, 3. Daniel 
Loomis, 4. Horace Sprague, 5. Jane 

590. JAMES LOOMIS, b. Westfield, Mass., Sept. 4, 1742; m. Dorcas 

in the Rev. He d. June 19, 1779, at Lanesboro, Mass, where b. his 5 ch'n. 


1393. Rhoda, b. Sept. 23, 1769. 

1394. Zalmon, b. June 28, 1771, unm., d. 
'795. Freehold, Albany Co., N. Y. 

1395. Elijah, b. 1773 + 

1396. Reuel, b. July 12, 1775. + 

1397. Chloe, b. . 

592. JOSEPH LOOMIS, b, Westfield, Mass., Jan. 31, 1747; m. ist, Dec. 9, 1779, Sabrina 
Ann Darwin, d. Oct. 7, 1787; m. 2nd, Jan. 27, 1790, Elizabeth, b. Westfield, Nov. 
24, 1754, d. May s, 1843, dau. of Jacob and Hannah (Sackett) Noble. He rem. 
from Westfield to Lanesboro, and thence, 1797, to Charlotte, Vt., where he d. Oct., 
1831. He served in the Rev. 8 ch'n. 

1398. Clemma, b. Aug. 18, 1780; m. Oct. 
27, 1798, Dcac. Gad Root, d. Oct., 
1843. She d. June 17, 1810. Char- 1403. 

lotte, Vt. Ch'n: I. Noble, 2. Dar- 

1399- James, b. Mch. 8, 1782. He d. May 
27, 1810, Madrid, N. Y., leaving two 

1400. Abraham, b. Feb. 8, 1784. + 

1401. Isaac, b. Nov. 25, 1785. -\- 1404. 

1402. Sabrina, b. Oct. l, 1787; m. David 1405. 

Niles, Mch., 1804. She d. Nov. 28, 


Rev. Jacob Noble, b. Oct. 8, 1790; 

ni. Deborah Worcester (sister of 

Joseph E. Worcester. LL. D.), Sept. 

6, 1822. He grad. Mid. Coll. 1817, 

and d. Nov. 28, 1864, Craftsbury, 

Vt., without children. She d. Apr. 


Jesse, b. Jan. 18, 1792. -f 

Joseph, b. Oct. 21, 1793. + 

598. EZRA LOOMIS, b. Westfield, Mass., 1756; m. Anna Squires, d. 1842, ae. 87. Was 
a soldier of the Rev'n, resided in Lanesboro, Mass., removed to Champlain, N. Y., 
and there d. Dec, 1845. 5 ch'n. 



Anna, b. 1786; m. William Barton. 
She d. 1844. Fort Wayne, Ind. 
Eunice, b, Oct. i, 1788, unm., d. 
Feb. s, 1880, at home of Nathan 
Barton (34SS), New Haven, Vt. 



Ezra S., b. Dec. 15, 1794. + 
Ebenezer, b. 1797; m. Ida Squires. 
Has no children. He d. 1886, Way- 
land, Mich. 
Alvah, b. Nov. 12, 1799. + 

JONATHAN LOOMIS, b. W. Springfield, Mass., Dec. 13, 1747; m. Nov. 19, 1772, 
Lovisa, b. Feb. 12, 1754, dau. of Daniel and Martha (Ashley) Lamb. He d. Apr. 
16, 1836, Becket, Mass. 13 ch'n, b. Springfield, Mass, 

141 1. 



Warham, b. Apr. 25, 1773, d. young. 
Martha, b. Aug. i, 1774; m. Feb. 
24, 1790, Thomas Clarke, who d. 
July II, 1824, ae. 59. She d. May 
13, 1843. So. Adams, Mass. She 
was called "Pattee." 
Warham, b. May 24, 1776. + 
Clarissa, b. June 7, 1778, d. young. 
Calvin, b. Dec. 13, 1779. + 
Sophia, b. Dec. 29, 1781, d. young. 
Chauncey, b. Nov. 7, 1783, d. young. 
Sophia, b. May 28, 1786 ; ni. Joseph 
Mann, b. 1752, d. 1833. Slie d. 1864, 

1419. Lovisa, b. May 6, 1789, unm., d. 
1807. Becket, Mass. 

1420. Lois, b. Apr. 25, 1792, d. young. 

1421. Eunice, b. Nov. 28, 1794; m. Apr. 

10, 1857, James C. Brown, son of 
James Brown. She d. June 17, 1868. 
Becket, Mass. No ch'n. 
Lucy, b. Dec. 9, 1796; m. Elijah 
Walker, d. Dec. 26, 1849, at Becket, 
Mass. She d. 1862. South Hill, 

Squire, b. Springfield, Mass., Apr. 

11, 1800. + 



601. NOADIAH LOOMIS, b. W. Springfield, Mass., Aug. 14, 1750; m. Nov. 26, 1778, 
Thankful, b. Apr. 8, 1749, d. July 19, 1818, dau. of Ebenezer and Lois (Lamb) Bagg. 
He d. Nov. 14, 1818, W. Sp'f'd, Mass. Farmer. 3 ch'n, b. W. Sp'f'd. 

EnomtH (Sfuralng^ 




1424. Amanda, b. Aug. 16, 1779; m. Feb. 
S, 1805, Zoheth Holton, d. June 25, 
1859. She (i. Mch. S. 1856, West- 
minster, Vt. Ch'n : I. Noadiah 
Loomis, 2. Elisha Dwight, 3. Julia 









Ann, 4. Olivia Arnold, 5. Laura 
Wolcott, 6. Ann Jennette. See Far- 
well Gen., p. 97. 

1425. Rowland, b. July 7, 1781. + 

1426. Rodney, b. Oct. 27, 1786. -|- 

603. JUSTUS LOOMIS, b. Mass., Mch. 7, 1754; m. Mch. 7, 1781, Mary Bow(e), b. 1758. 
d. Nov. 9. 1819, ae. 61. Served in the war of the Revolution. He d. May 14, 1818 
Feeding Hills, Mass. (Agavvanr and Ftcding Hills were set off as Agawam in 
1855; before that they were called West Springfield. Before 1775, Southwick and 
Westfield were Westfield. West Sp'f'd was set oflf from Sp'f'd in 1774). 6 ch'n — 
b. Feeding Hills. 

Justus, b. Feb. 5, 1782. -f 1.(30. 

David, b. Mch. 28, 1784. + 

Persis, b. Sept. 23, 1785; m. Apr. 

29, 1807, Roderick Xorton, of Suf- 1431. 

field, who d. Jan. 2, 1837, ae. 52. She 

d. Sept., 1864. Ch'n: i. Mary Ma- 1432. 

ria, 2. Roderick. 

Haxn.\h, b. Apr. 22, 1792; ni. Dec 
12, 1816, Henry Loomis (1379). 
JetTerson, Ohio. She d. 1876. 
Polly, b. June 9, 1793, unm., d. 
1839? She became insane. 
Jonathan, b. May 27, 1795, 
(1798). 4- 

URIAH LOOMIS, b. W. Sp'f'd, Mass., June 27, 1756; m. May 20. 1783. Sarah 
Sheldon, of Suffield, Mass., who b. 1763, d. Nov. 5, 1854. He served in the War of 
the Rev., engaged in an expedition to Ticonderoga, and was present at the capture 

of Burgoyne. Removed to Jefferson, O., in I 
ch'n, b. W. Sp'f'd, Mass. 

James, b. July 25. 1785 + 
JoHN, b. June 13, 1787. -f 
Anna, b. Oct. 21, 1789; m. Sept. 26, 
(24), 1810 (1812), Charles Phillips 
of Sp'f'd, Mass. Bradford. Pa. 
Ch'n: I. Mary, 2. Louisa, 3. James, 
4. Charles, 5. Elijah, 6. Jared, 7. 
Anna, 8. Sarah, 9. Caroline, 10. 

Horace, b. July 28, 1791 ; m. Pa- 
tience Turner. He fell from the 
roof of the court house, and from 
the injuries d. May 19, 1825. Black- 
smith. No ch'n. She m. 2nd, Oct. 
12, 1826, Lorin Hodge. She d. June 
14, 1888. Jefferson, O. See Hodge 
Gen., p. 98. 
LiNAS, or Linus, b. Sept. 11, 

1794 + 

Uriah, b. June 23, 1796. -f 

He d. Mch., 1844, at Jefferson, O. 9 

1439. Sarah, b. June 22, 1798; m. ist, 
Harvey Waterbury ; m. 2nd, J. Per- 
kins. Removed to Mich. Ch'n: I. 
Amanda. 2. John, 3. Harvey, Jr. 

1440. Mary, b. July 18, 1800; m. W. 
Springfield, ^Iass., Dec. 6, 1818, 
William H. Fav, b. Aug. 30, 1796, d. 
Sept. 26, 1881. " She d. Sept. 5, 1887. 
They rem. from Mass. to Jefferson, 
1822. Jefferson, O. Ch'n: I. Bet 
sey .'\nn. 2. Wm., 3. Violetta, 4. Al- 
fred, 5. Mary. 6. Martha. Many de- 
scendants at Jefferson. 

144T. Eunice, b. May 23, 1802; m. ist, 
Amos Sykes ; m. 2nd, Merrett Je- 
rome, Jefferson, O. Ch'n, by ist 
m. : I. Amos; by 2nd m. : i. Nathan, 
2. Maryette, 3. Alethea, 4. George, 
5. Timothy, 6 Fernando, 7. Merit, 8 

PLINY LOOMIS, b. W. Sp'f'd, Mass., Aug. 26, 1758; m. June 10, 1781, Louisa 
(or Louica) Stephenson. Farmer. He d. Feb. 20, 1839, and she d. Apr. 5, 1814. ae. 
52. Feeding Hills, Mass., where b. his 4 ch'n. 

Walter, b. Oct. 14, 1781. + 
Fanny, b. Oct. 9. 1785; m. Mch. 26, 
1803, Allen, b. Sept. 25, 1781, at 

Cambridge, N. Y., d. Sullivan. Pa., 
1852, son of Josiah and Hannah 
(Babcock) Dewey. See Williams- 
burg Records. She d. at Sullivan, 


1867. Ch'n: I. Mary, 2. Wm. W., 
3. George, 4. Dolly .Ann, 5. Albert. 
6. Lovisa, 7. Lyman, 8. Walter S 
See Dewey Gen., p. 435. 
Moses, b. Feb. 8, 1787. -\- 

1445. Lyman, b. Aug. 30, 1797. -f 

606. JOSIAH LOOMIS, b. Oct. 14. I7f)l : m. July 16, 1789, Sabra, b. Jan. 22. 1770, d. 
Mch. 8, 1839, dau. of Capt. Levi and Abigail (Sergeant) Ely. He d. July 2, 1844 
Both b., m., lived and d. at W. Sprin'.;field, Mass. (Sec Ely Gen., p. 64). 7 ch'n — 
all b. W. Springfield. 

1446. Orin, (Oren, Orrin), b. June 2, 1448. Harvfv. b. July 29, I79,S. -|- 
1791.+ 1449. Saera. b. Jan. 23, 1798; m. W. 

1447. Larry, b. Apr. 28, 1793, d. by a Sp'f'd, Mass., Jan. 11 (lo), 1824 
casualty, May 16, 1807. (1822), Rodney, b. Agawam, Mass., 

















3ttftl) d^pufratton 










1792, d. W. Sp'f'd, Oct. ig, 1837, son 
of Isaac and Polly ( ) Cooley. 
Mechanic in U. S. armory at Sp'f'd. 
Mass. She d. W. Sp'f'd, Feb. 2 (3), 
1870. Ch'n: I. Sabra Ely, 2. Rod- 
ney, 3. Margaret Amanda, 4. Isaac. 
Betsey, b. Oct. 16. 1801 ; m. Mch. 
14, 1833, Pelatiah, b. Bennington. 
Vt., Feb. 19, 1802, d. W. Springfield, 
Oct. 28, 1868, son of Daniel and Re- 




becca (Pool) Armstrong. She d. 
Nov. 24, 1865. Ch'n, b. Walpole, N. 
H. : I. Elizabeth F., 2. Charles P. 

1451. Henry, b. Dec. 16, 1804. + 

1452. Ely, b. Oct. 31, 1808; m. Feb. 13, 
1834, Dinah, d. .Aug. 27, 1881, ae. 76 
yrs., I mo., dau. of Noah and Abi- 
gail (Allen) Wolcott. He d. Nov. 
27, 1876. W. Sp'f'd, Mass. No 
ch'n. A girl was adopted. 

CLARKE LOOMIS, b. W. Sp'f'd, Mass., Mch. 12, 1766; m. Mch. 3. 1796, Nancy, 
b. 1776, d. May 24, 1850, dau. of Aaron and Sarah (Miller) Bagg. He d. May 10, 
1S23, \V. Sp'f'd, where b. his 6 ch'n 

Sarah (Sally), b. Aug. 5, 1706; m. 

(int.) Nov. 15, 1823, John Norris. 

She d. Jan. 26, i86r. \V. Sp'f'd. 1457- 

Nancy, b. July 14, 1798, unm., d. 1458. 

1829. W. Sp'f'd. 

Benjamin, b. May 31, 1804. -7- 

Charlotte, b. July 31, 1806; m. Feb. 

3, 1828, Ephraim. b. 1801, d. Apr. 

HEZEKIAH LOOMIS, b. \V. Sp'f'd, Mass., Jan. 0, 1771 1 m. ist. May, 1794. Rosanna 
Rice, d. Mcli. 27, 1823; ni. 2nd, 1823, Sarah DeLamatcr, d. Mch. 7, 1840. He d. 
July 13, 1852, Oran, Onondaga Co., N. Y. He was in Suffield in 1800-2, and in W 
Sp'f'd in 181 1. 5 ch'n. 

17, 1843, son of Ephraim and Han- 
nah (Simons) Marsh. She. d. i860. 
Charles, b. Mch. 27, 1810. -f 
LucY, b. Feb. 8, 1813; m. int. Feb. 

18, 1834, Merrick Searl of South- 
ampton, Mass. See Southampton 

Luther, b. Aug. 10, 1797. + 
Henry, b. June 30, 1800. -i- 
Lorenzo Dow, b. Feb. 19, 180S. -|- 

1462. Harriet Newell, b. 1824, d. 1826. 

1463. Sarah Atwood. b. 1826, d. 1827. 

NOAH LOOMIS, b. Westfield, Mass., Apr. 11, 1754; m. ist, Nov., 1775, Mary, b. 
Westfield, June 23, 1753, dau. of Joseph and Beulah (Sackett) Dewey, d. July 2, 
1813; m. 2nd, Aug. 7, 1814, Eunice Noble, b. Apr. 5, 1754, d. Mch. 9, 1848, ae. 95. 
Farmer ; lived on Loomis street. He d. July 3, 1819, Southwick, Alass., where b. 
his 6 ch'n. 

Lionel, b. , d. 1777. See West- 
field Records. 

Molly, b. June 28, 1778; m. Feb. 27, 
1800, Noadiah Norman Holcomb, h. 
May 20, 1777, d. June 7, 1855. 
Farmer, Whig. She d. Jan. 4, 1866. 
Marcellus, N. Y. Ch'n: i. Noadiah 
N., 2. Russell L., 3. Justin H., 4. 
Mary D., 5. Isaac C, 6. Clarissa B., 
7. Emily M., 8. Cecelia Cali^ta, 9. 
Jason N. 



Noah, b. Oct. 24, 1782. -f 
Walter, b. Oct. 8, i78'5. -f 
RiioiiA, b. 1788; m. 1806, William, 
b. 1782, d. June 22, 1874, son of 
Wm. and Rhoda (ALarvin) Mather. 
She d. at Washington. Mass., Sept. 
26, 1847. Ch'n: I. Melissa R., 2. 
Sarah D., 3. Emily M. 
Russell, b. Aug., 1792. -|- 

SHEM LOOMIS, b. Westfield, Mass., Sept. 13, 1756; m. 1777, Rebecca Phelps, d 
Aug. 5, 1856, ae. 94. He d. Aug. 15, 1841, Southwick, Mass., where b. his 8 ch'n. 

Rebecca, b. 1779; m. ist, Charles 

Weatherly; m. 2nd, May 25. 1841, 

Howard Foskitt (his 2nd m.), who 

d. Apr. 9, 184.1, ac. 59. She d. Oct. 

18, 1857. Enfield, Conn. 

Japiiet, b. Sept., 1780. -|- 

Sarah, (Sally), b. 1784; m. 1803, 

Lucius Judson. Omro, Winnebago 

Co., Wis. 

Mary (Polly), b. 1786; m. James 

Stocking. She d. i860. Pittsfield, 



Mercy, b. 1788 ; m. David Bills. Slie 

d. 1847. Southwick. 

TiRZAH, b. 1788; m. Comfort Piatt. 

She d. June 2, 1838. Pittsfield, 

Mass. Ch'n: i. Eliza Ann, 2. James 

Madison, 3. Laura Ann, 4. David, 5. 

Comfort Benedict, 6. Henrv, 7. 

Wm. H. 

Grace, b. 1795, d. Oct. 4, 1803. 

Shem, b. Mch. 28, 1797. + 

616. HAM LOOMIS, b. Westfield, Mass., Nov. 28, 1758; m. 1782(1), Elizabeth Allen, 
who d. Mch. 21, 1829. Her name is given as Elizabeth Allen, the dau. of "Moses 
Allen." Her descendants are unable to find anything about Moses Allen's ancestors. 

ICnomtB (^Ptt?alogi| 


but they find a well supported tradition that "Moses Allen'' was not Moses Allen, 
but one Robert McCollach, who served in the army from Jan. 2, 1778, to Mch. 14, 
1783, as appears upon the muster rolls of the Continental Line, in Col. Jackson's 
and Col. Brooks's Regts., as having engaged for the town of Weymouth. Another 
reference credits him as belonging to Boston and having enlisted for the town of 
Stoughton. See Vol. 10, of the official publication of "^Iass. Soldiers and Sailors 
in the War of the Revolution." It also appears that at the close of the war, 
that Regt. of the army of which the said Robert was a member was encamped near 
Westficld, Mass., and that Robert had a six months' leave of absence, and as the 
war was practically over, he never reported back for final discharge, and that he 
changed his name from Robert McCollach to "Moses Allen," fearing that if caught 
he would be punished for disobeying the order to return. These facts justify us in 
declaring that the -name of "Moses Allen" was assumed, that his right name was 
Robert McCollach and that he enlisted in the army in 1777 from the town of Wey- 
mouth, Mass. Ham was selectman in 1803, for Westfield. He d. Aug. 3, 1827. 
Southwick, Mass., where b. his 12 ch'n. 




Ham, b. Dec. S, 1782. + 
James, b. Sept. 25, 1784. + 
Rowland, b. Sept. 4, 1786; m. 1808, 
Mary Johnson. He d. Feb. 27, 1829. 
No ch'n. 

Elizabeth, b. July 23. 1788; m. 
(int. Apr. ID, 1808), William Riley 
Brown, who b. 1786, d. Nov. 12, 
1868. She d. Mch. 4, 1853, at South- 
wick. Ch'n: I. William R. (who 
was father of Eliza Ann, the mother 
of Geo. Hobart Vining, Prcs. of 
Vining's News Bureau, of Kansas 
City, Mo.), 2. Eliza M., 3. Harvey 
L., 4. Marilla P., 5. Fanny E., 6. 
Tabitha C, 7. Jeannctte. 
RiLEV, b. Oct. 18, 1790- + 
Parks, b. Oct. 4, 1792.+ 
Allen, b. Apr. 6, 179S + 
Fannv, b. Feb. 4, 1797; m. Dec. 3, 
1816, Winthrop, b. Feb. 12, 1794, d. 
Oct. 23, 1843, son of Mathew and 
Lydia (Rising) Lafiin, of Lee, 
Mass.. She d. Southwick, Mass, 
Feb. 27, 1844. Their ch'n were: 
L Caroline E., b. May 31, 1818; 
m. Aug. 29, 1839. Zenas Mar- 
shall Crane of Dalton, Mass., 
who was b. Jan. 21, 1815, d. 
Mch. 12, 1887. She d. Jan. 16, 
1849, and he m. 2nd, Caroline's 
sister, Louise Frances. He 
established the Bond Paper 
mill at Dalton, where all the 
government bond paper is now 
made. Their 3 ch'n were : 
I. Zenas, b. Dec. 6, 1840; m. 
June 17, 1873, Ellen J., 
dau. of Charles J. and 
Frances B. ( ) Kit- 
tredge, of Hinsdale, Mass. 
Their ch'n : a. Frances K., 
b. Apr. 20, 1875 ; m. Sept. 
21, 1900, Samuel G., son of 
James D. and Elizabeth G. 
( ) Colt, of Pittsficld, 
Mass., whose ch'n are Pris- 
cilla, James D. and Zenas 
Crane ; b. Zenas Marshall, 
b. Mch. S. 1878; c. Win- 
throp, b. Oct. 6, 1879; d. 




Charles K., b. Aug. 28, 
1881 ; e. Douglas, b. May 
13. 1883; f. Lawrence Laf- 
iin, b. Nov. 10, 1889. Dal- 
ton, Mass. Zenas Crane 
gave to Pittsfield, Mass., 
an art gallery and museum, 
and provided for their 
maintenance. He and his 
family founded in Pitts- 
ficld, an Old People's Home. 
Mr. Crane is one of the 
leading paper manufac- 
turers of the world, and a 
man of broad philanthrophv. 

2. Kate F., b. Oct 17, 1843; 
m. 1st, Dec. 20, 1866, Ash- 
ley, b. May 23, 18143, d. 
Sept. 30, 1869, son of 
Hiram and Betsey (Phil- 
lips) Richards; m. 2nd, 
George Taylor, b. Sept. 11, 
1845, son of Charles H. 
and Nancy (Taylor) 
Plunkett. Her only ch'd is 
Louise Crane, b. Dec. 21, 
1868; m. June 27, 1889, 
Theodore L. Pomeroy, of 
Pittsfield, Mass, whose 
children are Theodora 
Louise, Brenton Crane, 
Eleanor, Ashley Richards, 
Katherine. Hinsdale, Mass. 

3. Charles V. B. b. July 9, 
1847, d. Jan. 26, 1848. 

George W., b. Jan. 18, 1820, d. 
Feb. 25, 1821. 

James W., b. Feb. 14, 1822, d. 
Feb. 27, 1877. 

Harriet M., b. Sept. S, 1823, 
d. Oct. 13, 1823. 
Wells A., b. Jan. 3, 1825, d. 
Oct. 20, 1891. 

Louise Frances, b. July i, 
1830; m. Apr. 2, 1850, the hus- 
band of her deceased sister 
Caroline, Zenas Marshall 
Crane, b. Jan. 21, 1815, d. 
Mch. 12, 1887. Their ch'n 
were : 
I. Caroline Laflin, b. Apr. 

Hon. Zenas Crane, 
Second in descent from Fanny Loomis, No. 148$. 


§>\Kt\) ^mnntwn 






26, 1851; m. Oct. 21, 1875, 
Harry O.. son of Samuel 
and Sarah (Tileston) Bates 
of New York. Their ch'n: 

a. Carolyn Edith, b. Dec. 2, 
1877; b. Clara Crane, b. 
Nov. 27, 1879. d. Jan. 24, 
1888; c. Gertrude Tileston, 

b. Oct. 22, 1881, d. Jan. 8, 
1888; d. Harry Ogden, Jr. 
b. June 26, 1883. 

WiNTHRop Murray, b. 
Apr. 23, 1853; m. ist, Feb. 
S, 1880, Mary, b. Jan. 5, 
i8s7, d. Feb. 16. i88a, dau. 
of Robert and Mary 
( ) Benner, of Astoria, 
Long Island. Their one 
child, Winthrop Murray, 
Jr., was b. Sept. 12, 1881 ; 
and m. Feb. 9, 1905, Ethel 
G., b. Apr. 17, 1882, dau. 
of Arthur W. and Frances 
Hammer Eaton, of Pitts- 
field, Mass., and to them 
was b. Barbara, July 9, 
1906. Winthrop Murray 
Crane m. 2nd, July 10, 
1906, Josephine T., b. Nov. 

I. 1873, dau. of William J. 
and Florence Sheffield 
Boardman, of Washing- 
ton, D. C. Their child is 
Stephen, b. Mch. 24, 1907. 
Mr. Crane is a noted 

' manufacturer and a man 

of extraordinary ability 
and intelligence and wields 
great influence in state and 
national affairs, having 
served as Lt. Gov. of Mass., 
1897. '98, and '99; as Gov. 
of Mass.. 1900, '01, and '02; 
and as United States Sen- 
ator since 1904, his 2nd 
term expiring in 1913 His 
home is at Dalton. Mass. 
3. Clara Loomis, b. Mch. 13, 
1856. Dalton, Mass. 

VH. Josephine M., b. Nov. 19, 

1833, d. Feb. 2, 1866. 
VIII. RosABELLE, b. Aug. 29, 1837, d. 
Nov. I, 1844. 
i486. Kneeland, b. Apr. i, 1799. + 

1487. Moses, b. Mch. 10, 1801. -f 

1488. Aaron, b. Dec. 30, 1802. -j- 

1489. John Welles, b. May 23, 1805. -|- 

619. PHILIP LOOMIS, b. Simsbury, Conn., 1744? m. 

Purchas. He d. 1792. 

Somers Conn. A Philip Loomis d. May 9, 1792, in the 37th year of his age — who 
was he? (See Enfield Records). 3 ch'n, b. Conn. 

Lois, b. Somers, Conn., 1788; m. 
Nov. 27, 1810, Chauncey, b. Dec. 26, 
1785, son of .^bncr and Martha 
(Burt) Hale. Long Meadow, Mass. 
Ch'n: I. Charles Backus, 2. Wil- 
liam, 3. Lois. 
Low, b. Aug. 21, 1790; m. David 

Wajfeield, d. Jan. 22, 1854, ae. 87. 
She d. Jan. 18, 1854. Somers. Ch'n : 
I. Warren, 2. David, 3. Chauncey, 
4. Lodice, 5. Cordelia, 6. Lydia, 7. 
Elizabeth, 8. Lorinda. 
1492. Elijah, b. 1792? + 

TIMOTHY LOOMIS, b. Simsbury, Conn., Nov. 13, 1750; m. Hannah Stanton. 8 
ch'n — b. prob. at Simsbury. 

1497. Stanton, b. 1798, d. 

Timothy, b. 1780? + 

Hannah, b. 1790; m. Gurdon Til- 

lotson, Oct. 12, 1812. She d. 1827. 

North Granby. 

Roswell, b. 1794, d. 1820. Virginia. 

Charles, b. 1796. + 

1850. New 

1498. Henry, b. 1801. -j- 

1499. Randall, b. 1803, unmarried. New 

1500. Spencer, b. Dec. 6, 1806. -f 

"Our Parents! Where are they!" 

The descendants of : 

(i) Joseph are Nos. 1501-2006; (5) Deac. John are Nos. 2007-2813; 

(6) Thomas are Nos. 2814-2852; (7) Nathaniel are Nos. 2853-3198; 

(8) Samuel are Nos. 3199-3711. 

629. JOSEPH LOOMIS, b. Lebanon, Conn., 
m. 2nd, Catherine Allen. He d. 1820. 

1501. Lois, bapt. Aug. 17, 1783. 

1502. Joseph, b. Apr. 28, 1785. 

Nov. IS, 1741 ; m. ist, Mary Loomis (817); 
Lebanon. 3 ch'n. 
1503. Lota, bapt. Nov. 2, 1788. 

iCnnmtB (gfttralnrug 


636. SIMON LOC)AU.S, b. Lfliaium, Conn., May 14, 1755; ni. Nov. 18. 1779, Martha, b. 1765. 
d. Mch. ig, 1839, dau. of Jedediah and Martha (Clark) Buckingham. He was a 
soldier of the Revolution ; tradition has it that he was a witness to Burgoyne's sur- 
render, and bore a dispatch to Gen. Washington notifying hirn of tlie surrender, and 
that he was a scout in the Revolution. He would never wear a red shirt because he 
hated the "red coats" so badly. He was a memb. of the House of Representatives 
(Conn.), 1805-6. He removed to German Flats, N. Y.. in 1812, and d. Aug. 3, 1829. 
Carpenter. Prcsliyterian. 10 ch'n — all b. Lebanon. 

1504. Fannv, b. July 9, 1780; m. Jan. 24, 
1804, Benjamin Wood. Removed to 
Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1829. He d. 
July I, 1834. She d. Aug. 22, 1849. 
Cincinnati. Ch'n: I. Fanny Loom- 
is, 2. Charlotte Elizabeth, 3. William 
Benjamin, 4. Martha Buckingham, 
5. Laura, 6. Sophia, 7. Benjamin 

1505. Simon, b. July 14, 1782. -f 

1506. Martha, b. June 9, 1784; m. Dec. 
9, 1807, Josiah, son of John and 
Tryphena (Dewey) Williams, b. 
Columbia, Conn., Dec. 31, 1783, d. 
Oct. 22, 1864. See Dewey Gen., p. 
438, for descendants. She d. Apr. 
13. 1857. Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 
Ch'n : I. Caroline, 2. Emily, 3. Mar- 
tha, 4. Worthington B., 5. Emily, 6. 
Orren A., 7. Adelia Ann, 8. Char- 
lotte E. 

1507. Stephen Buckingham, b. Sept. 7. 
1786. + 

1508. Belinda, b. Sept. 29, 17^, unmar 
ried, d. Feb. 2, 1867. I 

1509. Laura, b. Sept. 9, 1790; m. Oct., 
iSio, .'\mmi, d. Mch. 30, 1864, son of 
John and Tryphena (Dewey) Wil 
Hams. She d. May 15, 1873. At- 
lanta, Ga. Ch'n: I. Warren Aus 
tin, 2. Augustus Loomis, 3. Fred 
erick Ammi, 4. Laura Loomis, 5 
John Simon, 6. Martha Bucking 
ham, 7. Stephen Augustus. 

1510. Abigail, b. Dec. 8, 1792; m. May 29, 
1817, Dr. Benjamin Grant, b. Dec. 9. 
1792, d. Jan. 25, 1869, son of Dr. 
Benjamin and Sarah (Kingsbury) 
Ellis. She. d. Nov. 29, i86o, Clin- 
ton, Mich. Ch'n: i. A son, 2. 
Charles Kingsbury, 3. Fanny 
Wood, 4. Sarah Ann Mather, 5. 
Abby Loomis, 6. Cornelia, 7. Char 
lotte, 8. Benjamin. 

1511. Sophia, b. Apr. 9, 1795, d. Apr. 9, 

1512. Chester, b. Aug. 13, 1797. -|- 

1513. Nelson, b. Aug. 31, 1803, d. Mch 
23, 1804. Columbia, Conn. 

637. JEROME LOOMIS, b. Lebanon, Conn., Aug. 20, 1757; m. 1798, Elizabeth, dau. of 
Stephen Tippetts of N. Y. City, whose ancestors gave to the metropolis tlie land used 
for the city hall and park. The niarri:ige ceremony was performed on the heartii- 
stone that may still be seen in the Loomis homestead, at Geneva, X. Y.. to-day. In 
that same room were b. their 12 children. He was educated at Dartmouth College. 
Served in the Revolutionary War under Major Whilcomb in the "Northern Rangers." 
On the occasion of the visit of Gen. Lafaj-ette to Geneva in 1825. Mr. Loomis and 
his son, Jerome, Jr., were members of the cavalry bodyguard of the distinguished 
visitor. Jerome Loomis came to the wild western wilderness of Canadesoga, now 
Geneva, May 30, 1788, only two or three other white men being there at thai date. 
He was quite prominent in land operations and before his deatli, Apr. 19, 1840, he 
had acquired possession of a large amount of property on the shore of Seneca Lake. 
12 ch'n, b. Geneva, N. Y. 





I, b. -Xug. 24, 1799. -f 
Martha, b. Apr. 24, 1802, d. July 
19, 1820. 

Irene, b. May 23. 1804, d. . Ge- 
neva, N. Y. 

William T., b. July 14, 1805, d. July 
25, 1830. 

Anson C, b. July 23, 1807. + 
Elizahetii, b. Sept. n. 1809, d. Dec. 
17, 1831. 
.j-_. Homer, b. Aug. 14, 181 1. 

1521. Stephen T., b. Mch. i, 1814. + 

1522. Henry H., b. Jan. 14, 1817. He is 
Geneva's oldest native born citizen 
(1908), and with his sister Cordelia, 
lives in the house and on the farm 
of their father, on the shore of Sen- 

eca Lake. The central part of this 
structure was erected by their 
father in 1796. In spite of Henry's 
91 years he is hale and hearty, and 
administers his hundreds of acres 
of fertile land with vigor worthy of 
a young man. His great grand- 
mother was 109 yrs. old at her 
death. He attended the Loomis re- 
union at Windsor, Conn., in Oct., 

1523. Mary J., b. Dec. 10. 1819. d. Aug. 
9, 1820. 

1524. Mary J., b. Oct. 31, ^820. 

1525. Cordelia C, b. Apr. 18, 1824. Unm. 
Living in 1908. (jeneva, N. Y. 


Hon. Wintlirop Murray Crane, 

1853- ■ 
Second in descent from Fanny Loomis, No. 1485. 


^txtl| C^rnrrattntt 

6,?g. DANIEL LOOMIS, b. Lebanon, Conn.. Aug. 15, 1736; m. June :6, 1762, Eunice dau. 
of Dcac. Thomas and Mary (Guile) Lyman, who d. Jan. 28. 1816, ae. 81. He re- 
moved to Bcrnardstown, Mass., before 177a, and there d. July i, 1819. 4 ch'n — b. 

1526. Rachel, b. Apr. 21, 1763. 

1527. LoviNA, b. Mch. 30, 1765; ni. John 
Fiurkc, d. July 17, 1796, ac. 35. She 
d. Mch. 28, 1829. Bcrnardstown. 

1528. EiNiCE. b. ALiy I, 1767; m. abt. 
1784, Major Stephen, b. Oct. 20, 
1750, ( N. S.), d. June 6, 1820, son 
of Stephen and Rebecca ( ) 
Webster. He was a 'noted hotel- 
keeper of Northfield, Mass. Both 


d. at Bcrnardstown, Mass., she on 
Nov. 24, 1826. Ch'n, b. Mass.: i 
Bettie, 2. Artemas, 3. Minor, 4. Ste- 
phen Williams. 5. Sylvia Eunice, 6. 
Stephen, 7. Esther, 8. Sarah. 
Arti;ma.s, b. Aug. 30, 1770. 

Note. — Lyman's Gcnealo,i.;y, p. 8g, s.iys 
that Eunice Lyman was the mother of 11 
ch'n, but does not give their names. 

640. .-\S.\HEL LOOlSnS, b. Lebanon, Conn., Nov. 2,|, 1738; m. June J,^. 1763, Marv Suns, 
d. Mch. 19, 1786. He d. June 5, 1798. Columbia. 1 ch'd. 

1530. AsAiJEL, b. July 30, 1776, was living 

in 1799; the only heir to his father's 

642. JOEL LOOMIS, b. Lebanon, Conn., Jan. 4, 1744; m. Hadlvme, Conn., Jemima, b. 
Hadlyme, Sept. 3, 1757, d. Mch. 28, 1828, dau. of Col. Samuel and Elizabeth (Elv) 
Selden. lie settled in Columbia, Conn., and there d. Feb. 2, 1825. See Seidell's 
Gen., by Maria Olivia Lc Hrun, for historic data. 5 ch'n, all b. Columbia. 

I.S3I. Electa, b. 1782; m. Samuel Wood- 
bridge, d. Apr. 16, 181 1, son of 
Deac. Benjamin House. They re- 
sided in Andover, Conn., where he 
d. She ret'd to Columtjia and d. 
Oct. 17, 1829. Ch'n: i. Mary, 2. 
Joel, 3. Samuel Woodbridge. 

643. REUBEX LOOMIS, b. Lebanon. Conn., 
14; 1822,^10. 7.1. Removed to Middletown, 
ch'n, b. Lebanon. 

1536- Mary, b. 1767; m. Joseph, b. .Aug. 
15.. 1767. d. May 5, 1846, son r,f Jo- 
seph and Hulda (Hubbard) Spald- 
ing. She d. Dec. 3, 1834- Middle- 
. town. Ch'n: i. Zervia, 2. Joseph, 3. 
Reuben; 4. Horace, 5. Asahel, 6. 
Polly, 7. Maria, 8. Calista, 9. Harlcy. 
TO. Julius, n. Alvah. For many 
desc'ts see Spalding Gen., p. 232. 


Joel, b. 1784, d. Feb. i, 1802. 

Samuel Selpen, b. 1790; 

Will. Coll. 181 r, unm., d. 1832 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Makja, b. 1792, num., d. Oct. 2?. 


Roger, b. I"cb. 7, 1796. -f- 

Apr. 28, 1746; m. Zervia Rider, d. Apr 
Vt., before 1796, and d. Sept. 24, 1808. ,T 

1537. Fitch, b. i77'- + 

1538. Zerviah, b. ; m. Orson Brew 

ster. Northampton, Mass. 

Note. — By census of 1790, Reuben Loom- 
is, of Middletown, Vt., is credited with 2 
sons under ifi yrs. of age and a dau. Prob 
alily Marx a"<^ Fitch were not included in 
above census report. 

644. BENONI LOOMIS, b. Lcb.inon, Conn., Jan. 3, 1749; m. 1st, 1781, Grace Parsons, 
d. Feb. 2, 1801; m, 2nd, Esther Crocker, d. Aug. 27, 1817. »I-Ie d. Jan. ir, 1811. 
Lebanon, where b. his 8 ch'n. 

1539- LuciNPA, b. June, 1782; m. 1801, 
Maj. Chester Bliss, son of .Xzuba 
(No. 633) Bliss. She d. Nov. 4, 
1861. No ch'n. 

1540. Flam, b. Aug. 3, 1783,+ 

1541. Phoefe, b. Feb. 22, 1785; m. Jan., 
1807, Oliver Davis, b. Jan., 1781, d. 
Jan. 8, 1847, son of Capt. John and 
Prudence (Saunders) Greene. She 
d. July 27, 1853. Portsmouth, R. I. 
Ch'n: I. Gracia Adalinc, 2. Chester 
Bliss, 3. Emily Mortimer, 4. Albert 
Collins, 5. Oliver Ellsworth, 6. So- 
phia Looniis, 7, Chester Bliss, 8. Lu- 
cinda Bliss. 






Georcic, b. Aug., 1786. -f 

Mary, b. Aug., 1788: ni. Norman 

Little, 1812. She d. Jan. 23, 1865. 

Columbia. Conn, 

Benoni, b. Oct.. 1790, unmarried, d. 

Feb., 1853. 

Sophia, b. July 9. 1792; m. Sept. 23, 

1840. 1 Ion. Asahel, son of Solomon 

and (3rd wife) Elizabeth (Cady) 

Dewey, as his 2nd wife. He b. Sept. 

15. 1775. d. Apr. 26, 1846. She d. 

Sept. 27, 1859. See Dewey Gen., p. 


Earle. b. Sept. 16, 1794. 4- 

iCoiintig (jgnralogij 188 

648. ISRAEL LOOMIS, b. Hartford, Conn., Dec. 20, 1753; m. Ruth Risley, b. Jan. 13, 
1758. He d. abt. 1800. E. Hartford. 9 ch'n. 

1547. Israel, b. Nov. 11, 1776. + iS53- Abel, b. Mch. 6, 1791- + 

1548. Joel, b. Oct. 10, 1788.+ 1554. LydiAj b. 1794; m. William Baker. 

1549. Russell, b. Dec. 31, 1780. + He d. 1850. Madison Village. N. Y. 

1550. Ruth, b. Mch. 4, 1783; m. Guy Ben- 1555. Huldah, b. 1797; m. Levi Palmer. 
jamin. Pennsylvania. He d. 1868. Brookfield, Madison 

1551. Mary, b. Feb. 22, 1786, d. young. Co., N. Y. 

1552. Elijah, b. Jul" 8, 1788, d. young. 

650. ELTHU LOOIvnS. b. Windsorville. Conn., Jan. 28, 1758; ni. . He d. May 

29, 1816. E. Windsor, Conn. 4 ch'n — b. E. Windsor. 

1556. Sarah, b. 1797; m. Oct. 22, 1834, 1877. No ch'n. 

Henry M. Bissell. She d. May 10, 1558. Elihu, b. 1801, d. Dec. 20, 1858, 

1853, ae. 56. unm. 

'557- Susan, b. 1799; m. May 9, 1841, 1559. John, b. 1805, d. June 16, 1872, ae. 

Capt. Nehemiah Osborn, b. 1777, d. 70, unm. 

1855. She d. E. Windsor, Apr. 13, 

651. JOHN LOOMIS, b. E. Windsor, Conn., June 22, (28), 1759; m. E. Windsor, May 
9, 1781, Sabra, b. E. Windsor, May 25, 1763, d. Nov. 17, 1834, dau. of Capt. Hezekiah 
and Sabra (Trumbuin Bissell He d. E. Windsor, Dec. 5, 1786, and she m. 2nd, 
Walter Gordall. 4 ch'n, b. E. Windsor. 

1559.1. Sabra, b. Apr. 13, 1782. Ch'n: i. Warren, 2. Mary Ann, 3. 

1559-2. Joseph, b. May 4, 1783. John Loomis, 4. Nathan P., 5, Emi- 

I559-3- Redexa, b. May 2, 1784; m. E. line, 6. William, 7. Morgan. 8. Har- 

Windsor, Apr. 7, 1803, Warren, b. riet, 9. Austin D., 10. Oliva Loomis. 

Bellingham, Mass., Jan. 27, 1778, II. . 

son of David and Eunice (Blake) I559-4- Lucinda. b. May 29, 1786; m. 

Thompson. Farmer. Dem. Bapt. Amasa Allen, son of a Rev. soldier. 

Wapping, South Windsor, Conn. They settled, 1811, at Pavilion. N. Y. 

654. WARHAM LOOMIS, b. Windporvillc, Conn., Dec, 1767; m. Mary, b. Aug. 15, 1763, 
d. 1843, dau. of Simon and Mary (Gillctt) Wolcott. In 1800 he removed to Hartford, 
Vt., where he d. 1844. 6 ch'n. 

1560. John, bapt. Dec. 9, 1792. Was a 1562. Mable, b. 1798, d young, 
soldier in War of 1812, afterwards 1563. Warham, b. May 2, 1800. + 
removed to Mississippi, where he m. 1564. Daphne B., b. 1802, d. ae. 2. 

and d. 1565. Esther, b. 1805; m. Bennin. 

1561. Mary, bapt. July 10, 1796; m. Sam- Lamoille Co., Vt. Ch'n: i. Daniel, 
uel Walton. Slie d. Elizabethtown, 

N. Y. 

656. BENJAMIN LOOMIS, b. E. Windsor, Coim., May 5, 1770; m. abt, 1800. Nancy, b. 
June 15, 1781, d. Feb. 19, 1835, dau. of Elihu and Eleanor (McLester) Geer, of 
Enfield. Farmer and millwright. Whig. Cong't. He d. Jan. 11, 1851. Windsor- 
ville, Conn., where b. his II ch'n. 

1566. Delia, b. Feb. 28, 1801, unmarried, Roy, N. Y., Jan. 8, 1812, d. Galena, 
d. Nov. 17, i860. 111., Jan. 20, 1885, son of Bar- 

1567. Joseph, b. 1803. -\- rows. Lumber merch. Rep'n. 

1568. Benjamin, b. 1806, d. Apr. 4, 1807, Univ't. She d. Galena, Nov. 6, 1873. 
ae. 6 mos. Ch'n : i. Frances, 2. Jane Eleanor, 

1569. Benjamin, b. 1807, unm., d. Ftb. 9. 3. Mary Evalin, 4. Marie Antoinette, 
1852. 5. Annie Augusta, 6. Daniel Frank- 

1570. Elizabeth, b. May 30, 1809; m. ist. lin. 

Sept. 16, 1834, Thomas C. Franklin. 1573. Morgan, b. 1816. Residence un- 

d. May 19, 1835 ; m. 2nd, Sept. 10. known. 

'837, Orrin Franklin, d. Nov. 12, 1574- Ralph J., b. 1818, unm.; served in 

1855. She d. Jan. 3, 1903. E. Hart- U. S. army in 1836, as drununer. 

ford. Ch'n : i. Estella Elizabeth, 2. When last heard from was in South 

Eldora, 3. George. America. 

1571. Nancy E., b. Sept., 1811; m. Apr. 1575. Emily, b. Apr. 4, 1820; m. John 
25, 1841, Oliver Vibbcrt, She d. Tarbox, Sept. 19, 1844. New Lon- 
Aug. 31, 1851. East Hartford, Conn. don. Conn. 

1572. Mary .^NN, b. Feb. 3, 1814; m. Sept. 1576. John E., b. 1822, d. Feb. 11, 1835. 
20, 1836, Daniel Anderson, b. Le 


nxtl^ (^0n?ratt0tt 

6s8. JOSEPH LOOMIS, b. E. Windsor, Conn., 

rusha Talcott. b. Talcottville, Conn., Jan. 

Removed to Olmsted Falls, O., where he d, 

1577- Jerusha, b. Aug. 31, 1804; m. Aug. 

9, 1821, Deodatus Woodbridge, b. 

Manchester, Aug. 9, 1800, d. Mch. 

23, 1857. She d. Aug. 18, 1870. 

Manchester. Ch'n : I. Mai7, 2. 

Martha, 3. Deodatus, 4. Joseph, 5. 

John, 6. Jerusha, 7. (twin) Julia. 
1578. John, b. Dec. 21, 1806. + 
IS79- Joseph Olmsted, b. Sept. 6, 1808: 

m. Mch. I, 1831, Phoebe Steel, d. 

1783 ; m. Vernon, Conn., June 14, 1803, Je- 
8, 1783, d. Olmsted Falls, O., Jan. 8, 1848. 
. 1845. 6 ch'n, b. Manchester (E. Windsor), 

Oct., 1869. He d. 1849. No ch'n. 
Olmsted, O. 

1580. Newton Percival, Sept. 19, 1815. + 

1581. Jl'lia Ann, b. Mch. 6, 1814; m. 
1834, Robert J., b. Mch. 14, 181 1, son 
of Lemuel and Rhoda (Cady) Peck. 
(See Peck Gen., p. 268). Indian 
Orchard, Mass. Ch'n : i. Adelaide 
F., 2. Alice J. 

1582. Gilbert M., b. Jan. 31, 1825, unm. ; 
d. 1857. Mobile, Ala. 












SIMEON LOOMIS. b. E. Windsor, 

Foster, d. Feb. 8, 1816. He removed 

to E. Windsor, Feb., 1800, where he 

Simeon Lorenzo, b. Mch. 2, 1792. + 

Luke, b. Jan. 8, 1794. + 

Charles L., b. June 23, 1796. + 

Wolcott Rosseter, b. July 21, 


William, b. July 12, 1800, d. Dec. 

10, 1801. 

Robert Cunningham, b. Oct. 31, 


Elizabeth, b. Feb. 20, 1808, d. Mch. 

Conn., Sept. 11, 1767; m. Mch. 24, 1791, Betstey 
to Lansingburg, N. Y., Oct., 1794, and returned 
d. Feb. 10, 1865. 10 ch'n. 
9, 1808. 

1590. William, b. Apr. 16, 1809.+ 

1591. Eliza Ann, b. June 4, 1811, unm. 
She d. Jan. 8, 1905, Hartford, Conn. 

1592. Julia, b. Nov. 15, 1814; m. Sept. 12, 
1832, Zenas, son of Stephen and 
Thankful (Mantquell) Rider. Sev- 
eral ch'n. He d. Dec. 9, 1862, ae. 
58. She d. July 16, 1863, Hartford, 



RUSSELL LOOMIS, b. E. Windsor, Aug. 5, 1 

He d. Mch. 23, i8i6. Windsor, O. 14 ch'n. 

Elizur, b. Feb. 3, 1792. + 

Warren, b. July 18, 1793. -|- 

Anna, b. Sept. 30, 1/94; m. .-Vug. 7, 

1812, Eliakim M. Olcott, d. Apr. 

12, 1858. She -d. Nov. 27, 1850. S. 

Windsor, Conn. Ch'n : i. Eliza 

Ann, 2. Julia Gillett, 3. Frances 


Russell Sidney, b. July 8, 1796. + 

Fidelia, b. July 9. 1798; m. E. 

Grover. She d. Mch. 23, 1838. 

Kingsville, O. 

Elizabeth, b. Dec. 13, 1799; m. 

Ralph Steele. She d. Jan. 17, 1836. 

Geneva, O. 

CoRiNNA Lucinda, b. Apr. 2, 1801 : 

m. Apr. ID, 1824, Dr. Hiram Hall, b. 

May 17, 1800, son of Deac. Clark 

and Naomah (Hall) Webster. Slie 

d. May 29, 1870. Kingsville, O. 

Ch'n: I. Corinna Naomah, 2. Elizur 

Michael, 3. Laura Ann, 4. Ann 



^69; m. Oct. 20, 1791, Corinna Gillett 

Eliza, 5. Clarinda Lucinda, 6. 
Charles Hiram, 7. Emily Fidelia, 8. 
Henry Clark. 

Ursula, b. Sept. 9, 1802 ; m. Mer- 
ritt Stone. She d. May 8, 1832. 
Lenox, Ohio. 

Selden, b. Feb. 17, 1804.+ 
Mary .^NN, b. July 29, 1805; m. 
Kingsville, O., Oct. 29, 1829, Rev. 
Michael Willens. b. May 19. 1806, 
son of Deac. Clark and Naomah 
(Hall) Webster. She d. Le Roy, 
111.. May 6, 1854, and he m. again. 
Ch'n : I. Cynthia Julia, 2. Royal Joy, 
3. Circelaus Julius. 
Frances, b. Oct. 21, 1807; m. Gar- 
diner Rice. 

John Barton, b. Jan. 17, 1809. -f- 
Hyman Gillett, b. June 5, 1812. -)- 
Harriet Newell, b. Apr. 30, 1814; 
m. Henry G. Thurber. Conneaut, 

SAMUEL LOOMIS, b. E. Windsor. Conn., Nov. 11, 1777; m. Aug. 13. 1801, Hannah 
Osborn, d. Oct. 14, 1846, ac. 67. He removed to O. 1819, and d. Sept. 12, 1830, at 
Blendon, O. 8 ch'n — b. E. Windsor. 

George, b. Feb. 2, 1802. -|- 
HoRACE, b. Oct. 16, 1803. + 
Harvey, b. July 19, 1805 ; m. Caro- 
line Smith. Springfield, Ohio. Has 
no ch'n. 

Loring, b. Nov. 23, 1807 ; m. Martha 
Cooper. Indiana. 
Hannah O., b. June 29, 1810, d. 

.■Xpr. 4, 181 1. 

1612. Samuel M., b. June 29, 1810, d. 
May II, 181 1. 

1613. Hannah, b. Dec. 24, 1815 ; m. 
Hyatt Porter, who d. 1850. Blen- 
don. Ohio. 

1614. Samuel Morgan, b. 'Aug. 29, 1818. 
Blendon, Ohio. 

ICnnmtB C^ntralngo 






















ASAHEL LOOMIS, b. E. Windsor, Conn., July 2, 1785; m. Dec. 25, 181 1, Thankful 
McGrcgor(y). He d. Mch. 26, 1828, and she m. Nov. 5, 1851, Darius Spraguc. Hollv. 
N. Y. 5 ch'n— b. E. Windsor. 

Truman, b. Oct. 10, 1812, d. June 8, 

Truman, b. Sept. 3, 1815; m. Nov. 
27, 1842, Harriet liartholf. He re- 
moved from Conn, in 1836. Rich- 
mond, Wis. No ch'n. 
LuciNA M., b. Sept. 20, 1820 ; m. 
Apr. 17, 1843. Charles Spraguc. 
Independence, Mo. 
Chloe M., b. Mch. 14, 1825 ; m. 

LEVI LOOMIS, b. Conn., Sept. 6, 1774; ui. Lucy Bruwn, who d. Dec. S, 1S45. i 

ch'd — b. Simsbury, Conn. 

Elizabeth, b. June 10, 1796; ni. Elias Marble, d. 1830. She d. Feb. S, 1875. 

PHILANDER D. LOOMIS, b. Conn., June 6, 1786; m. Feb. 9, 1817, Desire Booth, 
d. J\Ich. II, 1868, ae. 75. He d. Jan., 1858. Granby, Conn. 7 ch'n. 

Mch. 31, 1850, Daniel, b. Dec. 12, 
1823, son of Oliver and Nancy 
(.Goodrich) Dwight. E. Long- 
mcadov.', Mass. Ch'n: I. Truman 
Oliver, 2. Frederick Delos. See 
Dwight Gen., p. 360. 
1619. Susan A., b. Aug. 12, 1828; m. Apr. 
16, 1848, Amariah Sanger. Spring- 
field, Mass. 

Keziah, b. June 20, 1818; ni. Apr. 
t8, 1841, Ardon Augustus Seymour. 

Abicail, b. Nov. 17, 1819; m. Nov., 
18^9, David Haskell Filley. Bloom- 

HuuiAii, b. 1822; m. Judah Hayes. 
She d. 1856. Granby. 
Aaron E., b. Mch. 31, 1824. -j- 
Emilv, b. 1826; ni. 1st, Simmons 
Griffin ; m. 2nd, Charles, b. Granby, 

EZR.A LOOMIS, b. Ejrrcmont, Mass.. 1773; m. Catherine 

June 28, 1810, d. tlicrc, .Apr. 14. 
1888. son of David and Sarah (Hij- 
gins) Granger. Ch'n: I. .Augustus, 
2. Harriet, 3. Frances, 4. Joseph R.. 
5. William, 6. Charles. Last 5 by 
2nd m. See Granger Gen. 

1626. Laura, b. 1828: m. Sept. 2, 1847. 
Wadsworth Brown. She d. 1854. 
East Granby. 

1627. David P., b. IMcIi. i, 1837, num., d. 
Mch. 29, 1870. Granby, Comi. 

— . He removed to 

Groton, N. Y., and d. 1855, ae. 82. 3 ch'n. 

Reuben, b. 1809. -\- ner. Newaygo, Mich. 

Roxana, b. 181 1 ; ni.Thomas Tur- 1630. Walter, b. 1813. -f- 

EZRA LOOMIS. b. 1788; m. Sally Kennedy, d. 1848. He removed from Half Moon, 

N. Y., and d. 1844. Washington, Mich. 8 ch'n. 

Daniel, b. .Aug. 2, 1813.-}- 1635. Delilah, b. May 6, 1826; m. lames 

Henrv. b. Jan. IT, 1816. + Weed. She d. 1861. Plainfield. 

RoxANA, b. July 20, 1818; m. .M- Mich. 

bertis Gray. She d. r856. Romeo, 1636. Hugh, b. May 6, 1829.+ 


Samuel, b. July 15. 1820; m. Oct. 3. 
i860, Barbara Robertson. Ronalil, 
Mich. No ch'n. 


Mary Ann, b. June 20, 1832; m. 
Sear! Leach. SIic d. 1866. Plain- 
ilcld, Mich. 
1638. Silas, b. Dec. 5, 1834, d. ae. 15. 

SQUIRE LOOMIS, b. Oct. 11, 1701; m. Jan. g, 1822. Su.san Wigg. He removed 
from N. Y. to Pa., where he was livin ■ in 1874. Windham, Pa. 6 ch'n. 

Daniel, b. .Apr. 8, 1823, d. Nov. 10, 

1824. 1643. 

Abraham W., b. .\ug. 12. 1824. -}- 

Nelson, b. Nov. 27, 1826, unm. 1644. 

Windham, Pa. 

James W., b. Nov. 5, 1829, d. Sept. 

AL'VIN LOOMIS, b. Windsor. Conn.. July 3, 1786: m. Sept. 16. 1823. Ruhamah. b. 
Lisbon, Conn., June 11, 1791, d. June 7. 1870. dan. of Wni. and Olive (I-'itch) Potter. 
He d. Dec. 24, 1845. Canterbury, Conn. 8 ch'n — b. Conn. 

14. 1831. 

Sarah E., b. .\ug.19, 1832, d. Mch 

2. 1853. 

Mary .A., b. .Aug. 15,. 1840, unm. 

Windham, Pa. 

LvniA D.. b. Nov. 12, 1824. unm. 

Putnam, Conn. 

DwK.HT R., b. Tunc 20, 1826, d. -Aug 

2. 1838. 

Merrill, b. Dec. 25, 1828. -|- 

Mary. b. Dec. 25, 1828, d. Jan. 19. 


Emma B., b. Jan 16, 1830; m. Aug. 

IS, 1 853, Julius Church. She d. Oct. 
22, 1855- 

1650. Charles F., b. M.ay 6, 1831. -f- 

1651. William P., b. Oct' 20. 1832. d. Julv 
27, 1849. 

1652. Laura, W., b. Nov. 15, 1835: m. 
July 4. 1854, .Alvin Green. Meri- 
den. Conn. 


BxKth C^^n^rattDit 


















STEPHEN LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., Apr. 13, 1745; m. June 13, 1765, Mary 
Mumford, d. 1806. He was at the evacuation of Boston. He hired a substitute, paid 
him in Continental money, returned home, took his 2 yoke of oxen, induced his neigh- 
bors to take theirs, and moved cannon to the Hudson River. In after years his grand- 
children played with the Continental money which he received for these services. He 
d. 1788, Bloomfield, Conn, 9 ch'n — b. Conn. 
Andrew, bapt. July 13, 1766, unm. 

d. 1853. He lived with Judge 

Trumbull, of Ohio, Windsor, O. 1657. 

Kezia, bapt. Nov. 15, 1767; m. 

Zebulon Hoskins, d. .^pr. 20, 1813, 1658. 

ae. 57. She d. Sept. 18, 1851. 1659. 

Bloomfield, Conn. 

Mary, bapt. Mch. 22, 1772. 1660. 

Mary, bapt. Mch. 27, 1774; m. ist, 1661. 

Oct. 21, 1792, Asahel Nearing. He 1662. 

served in U. S. army, 1812, and d. at 

Fort Meigs, Sept. 30, 1814. She m. 

2nd, Capt. Humphrey of Simsbury, 


Ralph, bapt. Apr. 7, 1776, unm., d. 

at sea 1810. 

Alvin, b. Aug. 8, 1778. -f- 

Heman, bapt. Apr. 24, 1780, unm., 

d. at sea 1810. 

Russell, bapt. May, 1780, d. young. 

Devester, bapt. Aug. 31, 1783. 4- 

Hephzidah. b. Dec. 29, 1786; m. 

1806, Eli Clark, of E. Granbv, Conn., 

d. Mch. 20, 1841. She d. 1866. 

BRIGADORE LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., Sept. 18, 1761; m. . He d. 1798, 

leaving a wife and cliildren. One of the Torringford Ch. "dissenters." Torrington, 
Conn. S ch'n — b. Torrington. 

Luman, b. ; m. Russell. 14, 1843. 

Elisha, b. . -{- 1666. Betsey, b. ; m. John Birge. 

Aurelia a., b. Nov. 8, 1788; m. Bristol, Conn. 

Ebenezer Rood, d. Apr. 26, 1851, at 1667. Willarii, b. , Penn. 

Torringford, Conn. She d. Nov. 

AARON LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., Mch. 21, 1768; m. Elizabeth Griswold, d. 
Feb. 27, 1845, ae. 74. He d. Mch. 31, 1839, at Windsor, where b. his 4 ch'n. 

Maria, b. Feb. 8, 1798; m. Sept. 12, 
1827, Rev. Peter C. Oakley, a Meth. 
clergyman. She d. 1846. Brooklyn, 1670. 

N. Y. 
Melinda, b. Oct. 12, 1800; m. May 1671. 

12, 1841, Abiel King, of SufiSeld. He 
d. 1869. No ch'n. 

Melissa, b. Oct. 5, 1802 ; m. Jan. 25, 
1828, Henry Capen. Windsor. 
Collins, b. Dec. 4, 1804. -j- 

SETH LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., Feb. 20, 1751 ; m. 
to be his). 
Russell, b. 1776. + 

I ch'd (supposed 

MARTIN LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., June 6, 1754; m. Chloe Reed, d. 1806. Served 
in Rev. War, for a short period. He removed to N. Y. abt. 1800, and d. 1839. West- 
ern, Oneida Co., N. Y. 11 ch'n. 

Steuben, N. Y. 
1678. Ruby, b. 1790; m. Augustus Hill. 
She d. 1838. Steuben, N. Y. 
Charlotte, b. 1792; ni. Isaac Scud- 
der. She d. 1835. Michigan. 
Aurelia, b. May ti, 1799. 
Lucy, b. May 7, 1801. 
Reuben, b. Dec. 17, 1803. -\- 
Sarah, b. May 30, 1808. 



George W., b. Aug. 28, 1780. -|- 

Martin, b. T782; m. Laura Blanch- 

ard. Lieut, in Lt. Col. Morgan's 

Regt., June 15, 1808, Oneida Co.. N. 

Y. He d. 1850. Union, Monroe 

Co., N. Y. 

Chloe, b. 1784; m. James Bacon. 

She d. 1812. 

Stephen, b. 1786. -(- 

Heman, b. 1788, unm., d. ae. 25. 

WRIGHT LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., Feb. 13, 1756; m. Louisa Barnes. He d. 
1877, Athens, Pa. 5 ch'n. 

LovicE, b. 1781'; m. Daniel Satterlee. She d. 1832. Bath, Steuben Co., 

She d. 1816. Athens, Pa. N. Y. 

Theodorus, b. Nov., 1783. + 1687. Asenath, b. 1787; m. William 
Electa, b. 1785; m. Reuben Smith. Eaton. Shed. 1866. Springfield, Pa. 

1688. Erastus, b. 1789. -f 

ROSWELL LOOMIS. b. E. Windsor, Apr. 26, 1754; m. Abigail Graham, d. June 
27, 1833. He resided in Torrington, Conn., in 1798; removed to New Hartford, N. 
Y., Sept., 1802, and. d. May 8, 1846. He was one of the Torringford Ch. "dissenters." 
6 ch'n, b. Torrington. 

ffinnmtB (i^rnralogtr 


1689. Caroline, b. Sept. i, 1785 









Thomas Gaylord, who d. June, 1846. 

She d. Nov., 1858. New Hartford. 

N. Y. 

Florilla, b. Sept. 8, 1787; m. David 

Nourse, who d. 1849. She d. 1867. 

Paris, Oneida Co., N. Y. 

Ursula, b. Aug. 9, 1792; m. Charles 

ASHBEL LOOMTS, b. New Hartford, Conn; m. Mabel, bapt. Sept. 26, 1773, dau. of 
Eleazur and Mehitable (Cadwell) Goodwin, d. June 21, 1838. He was a cooper. 
He d. Sept. 18, 1839, at New Hartford, where b. his 6 ch'n. 



Birdseye. She d. Aug. 23, 1831. He 
is living (1871) Paris, N. Y. 
Sarah, b. Aug. 9, 1792; m. Spencer 
Briggs, who d. 1865. She d. 1867. 
Paris, N. Y. 

Benjamin, b. May 3, 1795. + 
RoswELL, b. Mch. 22, 1798.4- 

Georce, b. Dec. 29, 1784.+ 

Electa, b. 1802 ; unm., d. 1856. 1699. 

Andrew H., b. May 19, 1805.-1- 

Anna, h. May 19, 1805; m. Nov. 23, 

1828, Edwin Henderson. New Hart- 1700. 

REUBEN LOOMIS, b. New Hartford, Conn., 
d. Mch. 12, 1863, dau. of Nathaniel and Lois 
Ohio, in 1832, and d. May, 1843, at Huntshurg, 
Cooper. Whig. Cong't. 8 ch'n — all b. New 

Lucia, b. Aug. 2, 1802. Unm. She 
d. Sept., 1891. Cleveland, O. 
Warren, b. Oct. 7, 1804. + 
Sherman, b. Feb. 17, 1807. + 
Julia, b. Feb. 19, 1809, d. Oct. 23, 

Nathaniel, b. Apr. 8, 1811.+ 
Reuben, b. July is, 1813; ni. ist, 
Feb. 24, 1841, Mary A. Smith, who 
d. May 9, 1868; m. 2nd, 1873, Roxa 
Griffin ; m. 3rd, Betsey Baldwin. No 
ch'n. No. Rladison, O. 



Harriet, b. 1809; m. ist, Stepheti 
Ford ; m. 2nd, George Tolles. She 
d. 1858. West Haven. Coini. 
Lauren, b. Jan. 19, 1813. -f 

Aug. I, 1776; m. Apr. 29, 1801, Lydia 
(Steele) Spencer. He removed to 
Geauga Co., O., where they resided. 

Hartford, Conn. 
Harvey, b. Apr. 29, 1816. + 
Julia, b. New London, Conn., July 
27, 1819; m. Apr. 5, 1843, David 
Field Judd, b. Northampton, Mass., 
Nov. 9, 1818, d. S. Deerfield, Mass., 
May 6, 1895. They were m. Hunts- 
burg, O. She d. Nov. 9, 1904. 
Farmer. Rep'n. Cong't. Ch'n : i. 
Henry Clay, 2. Lydia Adelia, 3, Julia 
Eliza, 4. Arthur David, 5. Ida An- 
toinette, 6. Eugene Clifford, 7. Ellen 

ABIJAH LOOMIS, b. New Hartford, Conn., June 8, 1778; m. Feb. 22, 1807, Mar- 
garet, b. June 9, 1781, d. Aug. 2, 1882, dau. of Wm. Barrett of England. Mrs. Loomis 
died surrounded by her four daughters and three of her grandchildren in the house 
which had been her home for 74 year.s. On the day of her death, the bell in the old 
Town Hillchurch, which has been unoccupied since the death in 1854 of its last pastor, 
the Rev. Cyrus Yale, was tolled the number of her years. This was the old custonv 
throughout New England. Mrs. Loomis was a very lovely old lady, and enjoyed 
the visits of those who called to inquire after her. She was clear in her recollec- 
tions of the happenings of ninety years ago, and was always pleased to be questioned 
ill regard to her early life. He d. Sept. s, 1867. A farmer. New Hartford, where b. 
his 5 ch'n. 


Grove W., b. Dec. 21. 1807. -\- 1711. 

Emmeline K., b. July 27, 1811; m. 
Apr. 27, 1838, Henrv H. Peck, who 
d. abt. 1878. She m. 18S6, Fred- 
erick Kellogg, of Terryville, Conn., 17T2. 
who d. 18^. No ch'n. She was 
living July, 1908. Her mind is as 
clear as ever and she reads and 1713. 
writes without glasses. Her mother 
lived to the age of loi years. 

Eliza Ann, b. Dec. 24, 1815 ; m. ist, 
Aug. 9, 1840, John Spencer; m. 2nd, 
May 8, 1862, Edward Marsh. New 
Hartford. She d. Apr. 13. 1905. 
Cornelia, b. Sept. 28, 1819; m. Mch. 
ID, 1848, Charles Bates. New Ha- 
ven, 255 Orange street. 
Margaret, b. Feb. 27, 1828; m. Apr. 
10, i860, Butler Warren. Plainville, 




JOSEPH LOOMIS. b. New Hartford. Conn., June 18. 1788; m. May 2. 1819, Char- 
lotte Woodruff, d. Jan. 26, 1829. He d. Dec. 24, 1831, at New Hartford, where b, 
his 2 ch'n. 

Harriet, b. Jan. 20, 1820; m. Mch. 
12, 184s, George Woodruff of Farm- 
ington. Ch'n : I. Matilda Amelia. 

2. George Ozeni, 3. A son, 4 A son. 
1715- Julia M., b. Oct., 1821, d. Dec, 

ISRAEL LOOMIS. b. New Hartford, Conn.. Nov. 29, 1789; m. Dec. 1, 1820, Phoebe, 
dau. of Nehemiah and Sarah (Goodwin) Andrus. He d. Aug. 12, i860, at New 
Hartford, where b. his 4 ch'n. 

^93 §>txth ^gttrratton 

1716. Frederick, b. Jan. 9, 1822; m. 1849. 

Nov. 23, 1844, Thankful M. Castle, 1718. Norm.'VN A., b. Dec. 16, 1826, d. July 

who d. July I, 1854. No ch'n. 9. 1846. 

1717. Makia, b. Dec. 25, 1824, d. Feb. i, 1719. Mary, b, Dec. 29, 1849, unm. 

723. LUTHER LOOMIS, b. New Hartford, Conn.^ Dec. 21, 1791 ; m. July 8. 1819, Esther, 
b. New Hartford, Conn., Mch. 17, 1792, dau. of Ashbel and Abigail (Ward) Marsh. 
She d. Mch. 28, 1883. He d. Oct. 25, 1867, at New Hartford, where b. his S ch'n. 
See Marsh Gen., p. 223. 

1720. Eliza Maria, b. June 16, 1820; m. Hartford. No ch'n. 

Sept., 1845, Cornelius D. Loomis 1723. Mary Ann, b. June 5, 1826; m. 

(5470). She d. Dec. 24, 1864. New Nov. 7, 1853, Elizur Owen, who d. 

Britain, Conn. Oct 11, 1873, ae. 57, son of Abiel 

1721. Caroline Marsh, b. Oct. 16, 1821 ; and Anna (Lord) Brown. Canton, 
m. Sept., 1845, William Harvey Conn. Ch'd : I. Carrie. 

Loomis (5471). New Britain, Conn. 1724. Sarah Jane, b. Aug. 5, 1833; m. 

1722. Esther E., b. Sept. 21, 1823; m. Dec, 1865, Cornelius D. Loomis, 
Aug. 30, i860, Jason C. Keach. New (547o). New Britain. 

725. JONATHAN LOOMIS, b. New Hartford, Conn., Jan. 20, 1776; m. Jan. 28, 1802. 
Melinda, b. Tolland. Conn., Nov. 28, 1779, d. Oct. 17, 1867, dau. of Asahel Jones. 
He removed to Conneaut, O., and thence to Port Washington, Wis., where he d. 
Sept. I, 1849. He was a cooper. Whig, Meth't. 8 ch'n — first 3 b. Conn., rest b. 
Smithfield, N. Y. 

1725. Isaac Chester, b. Dec. 15, 1802..+ No ch'n. He d. Apr. 21, 1879. 

1726. Royal Jones, b. May 24, 1805, d. 1729. Mary Melinda, b. Feb. 9. 1812 ; m. 
Aug., 1833. Gore District, Upper 1852, George D. Coe. Calumet Co., 
Canada, Brantford. Wis. 

1727. Benjamin Webster, b. May 13, 1730. Alanson, b. Nov. 13, 1814, d. Sept. 
1807. -L 14, 1833. Conneaut, O. 

1728. Jonathan Ira, b. Feb. 3, 1810; m. 1731. Daughter, b. Mch. 14, 1817, d. same 
Nov. 28, 1847, Sarah Ann Van Der- day. 

boqut. Kildare, Juneau Co., Wis. 1732. Isa.\c Newton, b. .\pr. 2, 1819. + 

728. ALEXANDER LOOMIS, b. Southampton, Mass.. July 7, 1765: m. Sept. 30, 1799, 
Miriam Jones, d. Nov. 19, 1843. ae. 67. He d. Mch. 30, 1845, at Southampton, where 
b. his 4 ch'n. 

1733- Tabitha, b. Aug. 27, 1800; m. Oct. (Munson) Street. She was his 2nd 

22, 1823, Justus Frary. She d. Apr. wife. She d. Apr. 8, 1887. Ch'd: i. 

29, 1861. Southampton. Rufus A. See Munson Gen., p, 

1734. Dorcas, b. Mch. 19, 1803; m. Apr. 1060. Southampton. 

22, 1838, Atwater, b. W. Sp'f'd. 1735. Munn, b. Feb. 2, 1807. + 

Mass., Apr. 7, 1803, d. .^ug. 21, 1882, 1736. Samuel Jones, b. Sept. 11, 1809. + 

Mass., son of Samuel and Anna 

729. AMOS LOOMIS, b. Southampton. Mass., Sept. 23, 1767; m. at Westfield, Mass., 
Jan. 23, 1794, (int. Nov. 4, 1793), Martha, b. Mass., May 19, 1772. d. Portage Co., O.^ 

1849, dau. of Hcrrick, of Montgomery. Mass. On Jan. 6. 1818, .Amos and family, 

in company with Reuel Shurtliff's father's family, left Mass. for Ohio, in a wagon 
drawn by a yoke of oxen and a horse, arriving at Franklin Mills (near Kent, O.), 
on Mch. 6, following. They took up all land in Lots 21 and 22, at said place. .Amos 
and wife gave the land for the cemeterv at Breakneck (near Kent, O.), and they 
were charter members of the First Presb'n church at Franklin Mills. He d. abt. 
1820, and she m. 2nd, Belding Crane, bv whom she had no ch'n. 7 ch'n— all b. 

1737- Melissa, b. Dec. 5, 1794 ; m. Jan. 25, Unm. Franklin. 

1816, Reuel, b. Feb. 14, 1794, d. Sept. 1739. Jasper, b. Mch. 25, 1798, d. 1820. 

4, 1846, son of Noah and Lydia Unm. Franklin. 

( ) Shurtliff. She d. Mch. 29, 1740. Kincsley, b. Dec. S, 1800. + 

1873. Franklin, O. Ch'n: i. Reuel 1741. Amos, b. Sept. 8, 1803. + 

L.. 2. Melissa O. 1742. Marcus, b. Sept. 21, 1806. + 

1738. Almon, b. Feb. 24, 1796, d. 1828. 1743. William Herrick, b. May, 1809. + 

731- JO.A.B LOOMIS, b. Southampton, Mass., Oct. 9, 1773; m. Feb. 3, 1803, Zilpah Han- 
num. He d. 1828, at Hinckley, Medina Co., O. 8 ch'n. 

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194 1 



















Salmon, b. May 14, 1805. + 1748. 
Almeron H., b. Apr. i, 1809. + 

Sylvester, b. Mch. 15, 1811.+ i749- 

Cemantha, b. May 8, 1813; m. Me- 1731. 

dina Co., O., Dec. 30, 1832, Alonzo 1752. 
Weed. la. 

SoPHRONiA, b. , 1815; m. Dray- 
ton Moore. Grand Rapids, Mich. 

Denman, b. , 1817. + 

Addison, b. , 1819. California. 

Harriet, b. , 1821 ; m. Jonathan 

Haskell. Calif. 

NATHANIEL LOOMIS, b. Southampton, Mass., Feb. 29, 1776; m. (pub. int. May 
25, 1800) Martha (Patty) Ludington of W. Sp'fd, Mass. He d. Mch. 26, 1854. 
Otisco, N. Y. 8 ch'n. 

Warren, b. Oct. 9, 1802, unm. Otis- 
co, N. Y. 

Harvev, b. Jan. 3, 1805. + 
Nathaniel, b. Oct. 26, 1806. + 
Philo, b. Mch. 28, 1809. + 
Spencer, b. Nov. 22, 181 1. -j- 

ARTEMAS LOOMIS, b. Southampton, 
Asenath Bascom. Southampton, where b. 
Amelia, b. 1793; m. int. Sept. 19, 
1812, Jonathan Farrar. She d. 1827. 
Cumington, Mass. 
.'Xrtemas, b. 1796. + 
Juliette, b. 1798; m. Coridon 
Brown. Worthington, Mass. 
Warner, b. May 27, 1801, d. Oct. 

1758. Mariette Elizabeth, b. Oct. 3, 
1816, d. 1817. 

1759. Francis Alexander, b. Feb. 13, 
1818. -t- 

1760. Lucius, b. Feb. 26, 182 1, d. Aug. 28, 

Mass., Dec. 16, 1768; m. June 23, 1792, 
his 7 ch'n. 

12, 1802. 

1765. Pretana, b. 1803; m. Jonathan Far- 
rar. Cumington, Mass 

1766. Warner S., b. May 27, 1805. -|- 

1767. Asenath, b. Sept. 20, 1806; m. int. 
23, 1824, Hiram Randolph, of South- 
ampton. Kalamazoo, Mich. 

CURTIS LOOMIS, b. Southampton, Mass., May 13, 1772; m. there Oct. 14, 1792. 
Jerusha, d. Sept. 22, 1855, dau. of Oliver Clark. He d. Feb. 5, 1814, and she m. 2nd, 
Silas Sheldon. Southampton, where b. his 10 ch'n. 

.Almira, b. Apr. 17, 1794; m. Sept. 
7, 1816, Russcl, b. 1789, d. Aug., 
1837, son of Elihu and Abigail 
(Pond) Strong. She d. June 6, 
1861. Haydenville, Mass. 
Jerusha, b. May 3, 1796; m. Joseph 
N. Howe, who d. 1853. Northamp- 
ton, Mass. 

Sapphira, b. Aug. 24, 1797; m. ist. 
May 23, 1823, Ralph, b. Dec. 11, 
1786, d. Dec. 21, 1841, son of Luther 
and Sarah (Sheldon) Edwards. 

She m. 2nd, Wetherell. Adrian, 

Mich. She d. 1882. 
Experience, b. Jan. 16, 1800 ; m. 
Apr. 7, 1820, Ezra Hunt, who d. 
Oct. 24. 1856. Bridgeport, Conn. 
Hannah, b. Apr. 14, 1802; m.. June 

ASHER LOOMIS, b. Southampton, Mass., May 21, 1779; m. Abigail 

d. 1858, Berlin, N. Y. 7 ch'n, b. Hawley, Mass. See Hst. of Hawley, Mass. 

2, 1822, John L. Clark. Northamp- 
ton, Mass. 
i"73. Emmeline, b. Apr. 30, 1804; m. Oct. 
22, 1828, Abel Russell, b. 1800, d. 
1871. She d. Oct. I, 1852. Russell, 
Mass. Ch'n : i. Almon C., 2. Edwin 
A., 3. Elizabeth. 

1774. Silence, b. July 18, 1806; m. Oct. 7. 
1828, Gains, b. Apr. 12, 1804, son of 
Gaius and Tryphena (Clark) Ly- 
man. Farmer and merchant. See 
Lyman Gen., p. 326, for desc'ts. She 
d. Aug. 27, 1870. Southampton. 
Ch'n : I. Frances A, 2. Henry G., 3. 
John C, 4. Edward B. 

1775. Marcus, b. Nov. 12. 1808. + 

1776. Curtis, b. Apr. 11, 1811. + 

1777. Maria, b. Apr., 1813, d. Apr., 1815. 

— . He 

Noah. b. Feb. 16, 1803, d. Roches- 
ter, N. Y. 1782. 
Emma W., b. Jan. 4, 1807. 

Francis, b. Nov. 22, 1809. Mem- 1,783. 

phis, N. Y. 1784. 

Freeborn, b. Aug. 27, 1811. Otisco, 

LUTHER LOOMIS, b. Southampton, Mass., Mch. 13, 1785; m. Southampton, Dec. 
9, 1812, Dinah, b. Southampton. July 6. 1785, d. Apr. 2$, 1865. dau. of Nathan and 
Sarah ( ) Frary. He d. Oct. 5, 1859, Southampton, where b. his 4 ch'n. 

N. Y. 

Abigail, b. Aug. 2:;, 1816; m. Timo- 
thy Dole. Berlin, N. Y. 
Parthena, b. July 29, 1820. 
Pembroke S., b. Apr. 15, 1824. -|- 

Whitney, b. Sept. 14, 1813. -|- 
Spencer (Shuar?), b. Feb. 2, 1816, 
d. Sept. 23. 1819. 

Sarah, b. Sept. 27, 1818; m. Feb. 9, 
i8j9, Julius, son of Justice Pomroy. 
Easthampton. Mass. No ch'n. She 

d. June 12, 1883. 
1788. Luther Spencer, b. Oct. 5, 1822, d. 
May 26, 1843. He was crushed by 
a roller passing over him, as he was 
leveling his father's field. 


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743. SHEM LOOMIS, b. Southampton, Mass., June 19, 1788, (Southampton Records has 
it 1783) ; m. (int. Oct. 21, 1810), Hannah Losey or Loice. He d. Nov. 8, 1871, at 
Mecklenburg, N. Y. 6 ch'n. 

1788.1. Hannah, b. So. Hadley, June 27, 
1812. (See So. Hadley Records). 

1789. Melinda, b. 1813 ( ?) ; m. Israel 
Heglin. She d. Aug. 28, 1868. 

1789.1. Elvira, b. May i, 1814. (See So. 

Hadley Records). 

1790. George, b. 1815 ( ?) + 

1791. Rachel, b. 1817; m. Wm. Knowl- 
ton. Havana, Schuyler Co., N. Y. 

1792. Frederick, b. Jan. 4, 1819. + 

744. REV. ARETAS LOOMIS, b. Southampton, Mass., Dec. 19, 1790; m. Greenfield, 
Mass., Oct. II, 1819, Sarah, b. Greenfield, May 31, 1791, d. Bennington, Vt., Oct. 21, 
1858, dau. of Elihu Goodman, a Rev. soldier (at Battle of Bunker Hill). Grad. 
Williams Coll., 1815; prob. studied with Rev. Vincent Gould, his pastor at South- 
ampton. Clergyman. Whig. Cong't. Founder of a race of ministers. Res. at 
Southampton, Mass., Huttonville, W. Va., Colerain, Mass., Hebron, N. Y., Benning- 
ton, Vt He d. Aug. 13, 1857, at Bennington. 4 ch'n. 

1793. Rev. Aretas Goodman, b. Hutton- 
ville, (W.) Va., Oct. 16, 1820; m. 
June 15, 1853, Elizabeth Mason, b. 
Bethlehem, Conn., Sept. 5, 1823, d. 
Apr. 8, 1908, dau. of Joseph H. pnd 
Sarah Griswold (Hillhouse) Bel- 
lamy. He grad. Williams Coll. 1844. 
Cong, clergyman. Greenfield, Mass. 
He d. Aug. I, 1893. No ch'n. 
1794- Elihu, b. Oct. 13, 1823. -f 
1795. Sarah, b. Huttonville, W. Va., Jan. 
3, 1826; m. Bennington, Vt., Dec. 
20, 1848, Rev. Andrew M. Bever- 
idge, b. Jan. 20, 1820, d. Lansing- 
burg, N. Y., Jan. 7, iSiSg. He grad. 

JefTcrson Coll., A. B., and Princeton 
Theol. Sem., D. D. Rep. Pres. 
Ch'n : I. Martha Agnes, 2. Hoy L, 
3. Otis Filmore, 4. George Aretas, 
5. Henry Loomis, 6. Anna Sarah. 
1796. Martha Arnis, b. Colerain, Mass., 
Feb. 12, 1832; m. Lansingburg, N. 
Y., Sept. 13, i860. Rev. Henry John- 
son, con of Rev. Joseph Homer and 
Mary ( ) Patrick, b. Warren, 
Mass., Sept. 20, 1827. Rep. Cong. 
Newtonville, Mass. i^li'n : i. Sarah 
Loomis, 2. Mary Light, 3. Augusta 
Lane, 4. Arthur Loomis, 5. Henry 

745- GIDEON LOOMIS, b. S. Windsor, Conn., Aug. 9, 1767; m. Nov. 20, 1792, Mar- 
garet Witherill, d. Aug. 10, ae. 84. He d. July 23, 1834, at S. Windsor, where b. 
his 12 ch'n. 

1797- Jerusha, b. Aug. 25, 1793; m. Jan. 
7. 1813, Daniel, b. Vernon, Ccnn., 
Nov. I, 1789, d. Townsend, O., Sept. 
18, 1852, son of Thaddeus and Re- 
becca (Webster) Fitch. In 1823 he 
removed to Genessee Co., N. Y., 
thence in 1825, to Cattaraugus Co., 
N. Y., thence, 1840, to Townsend, 
Huron Co., O. Farmer. Meth't. 
She d. Feb. 21, 1875, and was buried 
beside her husband, at Norwalk, O. 
Ch'n: I. Walter W., 2. Henry L., 
3. Thaddeus, 4. Mary Ann, 5. Har- 
riet E., 6. Emily C, 7. Horace, 8. 
Augustus B., 9. Alfred B., 10. New- 
ell D. 
1798. Chauncey, b. Apr. 21, 1795. -f 
1799- Anna, b. Jan. 24, 1797; m. Vernon. 
Conn., Dec. 30, 1819, Chauncey 
Fitch, bro. of Daniel, who m. her 
sister, Jerusha. He was b. S. 
Windsor, Jan. i, 1795, d. Olmsted, 
O., June 6, 1881. In Nov., 1831, 
they started for Olmsted, and the 
vessel on which they took passage 
at Buffalo, N. Y., was driven by 
storm into port at Dunkirk. She 
took sick with a fever and d. at 
the home of Ebenezer Webster, un- 
cle of Mr. Fitch, near Fredonia, N. 
Y., Dec. 8, 1831, and was buried at 

Pomfrct. Mr. Fitch, with his 
mother and 5 ch'n made the rest of 
the journey in a sleigh, arriving at 
Olmsted, Dec. 25, 1831. Here he 
purchased a tract of wild land and 
made a home for his family. In the 
fall of 1833, he returned to Conn, 
and m. 2nd, Aug. 18, 1833, Clarissa, 
sister of his first wife. (See Fitch's 
Gen., p. 60). Farmer. Rcp'n, Meth't. 
Ch'n: I. Francis R., 2. Alfred B., 
3. Julius D., 4. Margaret Ann, 5. 
John G. (author of Fitch Gen'y). 

1800. Hannah, b. Dec. 25, 1799; m. Jan. 
I, 1828, John L. Goodale. She d. 
May 28, 1867. 

t8oi. Clarissa, b. Mch. 28, 1802; m. Aug. 
18, 1833, Chauncey Fitch, (his 2nd 
wife), widower of her sister, Anna. 
She d. Olmsted, O., where slie re- 
sided. Ch'n: I. Nancy Ann, 2. Gil- 
bert Loomis. 

1802. Margaret, b. June 28, 1804, d. Oct. 
6, 182s. 

1803. Harriet, b. Sept. 21, 1806; m. Mch. 
IS, 1829, Horace Fitch, bro. of Dan- 
iel and Chauncey, above, b. Nov. 
18, 1804. d. Dec. 28, 1872. In 1831 
they removed to Olmsted, O., set- 
tling on a farm in the southern part 
of the Twp., where they resided the 

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rest of their lives. She d. Oct. 10, 

1865 ; both buried at Olmsted Falls, 

Cuyahoga Co., O. Ch'n : i. Lewis, 

2. Edward, 3. Amelia Ann, 4. Abbey 

Ann, 5. Emily, 6. Harrison H., 7. 

Loren Loomis, 8. Horace. 

Maranda, b. July 4, 1809, num., d. 1806. 

Apr. 16, 1870. 

Amelia \V., b. Dec. 28, 1811; ni. 1807. 

Feb. 5, 1839, Austin, b. Mch. 23, 1808. 

1297, son of Ezekiel and Abigail 

MATTHEW LOOMIS, b. Bolton, Conn., Dec. 22, 1768; m. Nov. 29, 1792. (Martha) 
Ruth, b. July lo, 1774, d. Sept. 21, 1836, ae. 62, dau. of Thomas and Ruth (Talcott) 
White. He d. May 25, 1821, (and she m. 2nd, Nov. 28, 1808, Richard Skinner). 
She d. Sept. 21, 1836, at Bolton, where b. his 2 ch'n. 

Russell T., b. Nov. 27, 1793. + (drowned) June i, 1810. 

Chester, b. July 17, 1795, d. 

(Ely) Chapin. She d. June lO, 
1846, and he m. 2nd, Mrs. Mary 
(Frink) McKinstry. Chicopee, 
Mass. See Chapin Gen., p. 105. He 
rem. from Chicopee to Forrestville, 
N. Y. 

Roxa, b. July 3, 1814; m. Charles E. 
Osborn. E. Windsor, Conn. 
Edward, b. May 5. 1819. + 
LoRiN, b. Mch. '23, 1823. + 

LEVI LOOMIS, b. Bolton, Conn., Aus;. 

land. He d. Sept. 14, 1863. Elba, N. Y. 

Silas, b. Oct. 26, 1796. + 

Levi, b. May 13, 1798. + 

TiRZAH, bapt. Aug. 17, 1801. 

Harvey S., b. May 14, 1804. + 

John Flavel, b. May 13, i8c6; m. 

Jan. 6, 1838, Margaret Rowley. 

Gaines, Orleans Co., N. Y. No 


Emmeline, b. July I, 1808; m. Aug. 

II. 1835, Prosper Bell, d. July 10, 

1867. Batavia. N. Y. She d. Oct., 


TiRZAH, b. Apr. 18, 1810; m. 1830, 

Hiram Hays. Batavia, N. Y. 

Julia Ann, b. Sept. 18, 1812; m. 

1st, 1840, Wheeler Wheaton, d. 

17. 1775; m. July 30, 1797, Prudence Strick- 
12 ch'n. 

1844, Batavia, N. Y. ; m. 2nd, Dan- 
iel Haight. 

Almira, b. June 10, 1814; m. 1840, 
Daniel Haight. Elba, N. Y. She d. 
Apr. 18, 1871. 

Eliza, b. Feb. 22, 1816; m. Mch., 
1872, Wm. Story. Elba, N. Y. 
Sarah, b. Feb. 23, 1818, unm. Elba. 
Laura, b. June 2, 1820; in. ist, 1836, 

Northrup Seward; m. 2nd, 

Thompson. Batavia, N. Y. 



Note. — For disagreements between dates 
of births above and dates of baptisms, see 
N. E. H. & G. Reg., Vol. 54— Bolton bapt. 


SEBA LOOMIS, b. Bolton, Conn., June 23, 

Apr. 3, 1864, ae. 84, dau. of Deac. Wadsworth 

He d. Feb. 8, 1870. Cazenovia, N. Y. 7 ch'n. 

Jerusha B., b. Apr. 14, 1807; m. 

Mav I, 1837, Eli Farnham. Illinois. 

Silas Lathrop, b. Mch. 28, 1809. -{; 

Mary Ann, b. Apr. 5, 181 1; m. ist, 

Nov. 10, 1831, Lewis T. Loomis 

(2577) ; m- ?nd, .^ug. 17, 1854, 

Palmer Baldwin, who d. 1858. 

Martha W., b. Oct. 26, 1813; ni. 

May 30, 1842, Hervey Gaston. Near 


Rev. Augustus Ward, b. Sept. 4, 

1816; m. 1st, May 18, 1844, Mary 

HARVEY LOOMIS, b. Bolton, Conn., 
cott, d. Mch. 21, 1873. He d. Sept. 25, 
Joseph Westcott, b. Dec. 8, 1813, 
unm., was a lawyer and d. July 10, 
1863. Syracuse. 

Joshua Aldrich, b. Apr. 6, 1819. + 
RoBiE H.\RRis, b. Jan. 4, 1822 ; m. 
Nov. 20, 1850, Gen. John J., b. Jan. 
4, 1821, d. Apr. 21, 1878, son of John 
Wells and Phoebe (Raynor) Peck. 
He grad. at West Point, 1843, rank- 
ing 8th in a large class. Ham. Coll. 
conferred on him degree of A. M. 

1777; m. Aug. 20, 1806, Jerusha, d. 
and Jerusha (Newcomb) Brewster. 

Ann Luce, d. Dec. 12, 1866; m. 2nd, 

1874, Mrs. Mary . Princeton 

Theol. Sem., 1841 ; gr. Ham. Coll. 
1841, and rec'd deg. of D. D. from 
Ham. Coll., 1874. Missionary t o 
the Chinese since 1859. Author of 
Learn to Say No, and several other 
publications. San Francisco, Cal. 
Xo ch'n. 

E. Dwicht, b. Apr. 28, 1821. + 
Sabra Amanda, b. Jan. 4, 1823, d. 
July 13, 1834. 

June 2, 1782; m. Sept. 21, 1807, Eunice West- 

1857. Syracuse, N. Y. 3 ch'n. 

Served in Mexican War, 1847, dis- 
tinguished at the battles of Con- 
treras, Churabusco, and Molino del 
Reg. Was engaged in nearly all the 
battles of the Peninsula under Gen. 
McClcUan. Two horses shot from 
under him at battle of Fair Oaks. 
Was Major General of the LI. S. 
Volunteers 1862-4. (See Drake's 
Diet. Am. Biog., page 700). She d. 
Mch. 21,1874. Syracuse, N. Y. Ch'n: 


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I. Loomis Welles, 2. Duncan Worth, 
3. James Kendrick, 4. Ida Virginia, 

SAMUEL LOOMIS, b. Bolton, Conn, 
1847- He d. 181 1. 7 ch'n. 

Samuel, b. 1797, d. Apr. 19, 1828, 
unm. Middletown, Conn. 

Eliza, b. 1799 ; m. Barber. 

Ch'd: I. Miranda. New Lebanon, 

N. Y. 

Miranda, b. 1800, d. Oct. 11, 1818. 

Alvin, b. 1802, d. Apr. 17, 1844, 

unm. Barre, Mass. 

Almekon, b. 1805, d Sept., 1842, 

unm. New Orleans. 

5. Robie Loomis, 6. Eunice Mabel. 
1770; m. Elizabeth McKinstray, d. May 10, 

1838. Sarah Hyde, b. 1806, d. July 11, 
1854, unm. Oak Creek, Wis. 

1839. Maria Emily, b. May 27, 1808; m. 
Au!?. 5, 1834, Almon Owen. She d. 
July 25, 1863. Milwaukee, Wis. 
Ch'n : I. John Augustus, 2. Albert, 
3. Elizabeth Lovina, 4. Sarah Loom- 
is, 5. Maria Emily, 6. Almon, 7. 
Amelia Elvira, 8. Mary Reed. 

DAVID LOOMIS, b. Bolton, Conn., June 18, 1772; m. ist, Sept. 27, 1798, Mary or 
Polly Birge, b. Sept. 18, 1773, d. Jan. 25, 1805; "m. 2nd, Aug. 28, 1808, Mary, dau. 

of Philip and (Gage) Eustus, d. Nov. 26, 1835. Duanesburg, N. Y. He d. 

1813, at Sacket's Harbor. A soldier in U. S. army. She m. 2nd, Gideon Tabor. 7 





John Flavel, b. Mch. 28, 1799. + 

Justin, b. Sept. 10, 1800. + 

David, b. Apr. 20, 1802, d. May 7, 


Polly Maria, b. Aug. 23, 1804; m. 

Jeremiah De Silvey. Greenwich, 

EBENEZER LOOMIS, b. 1765; m. 
Cicero, N. Y. 7 ch'n. 

Chester, b. Nov., 1785. + 
Judith, b. July 14, 1790, d. June 14, 
1858; m. 1810, Isaac, b. Nassau, N. 
Y., July 17, 1789, d. Antioch, 111., 

Jan. 20, 1853, son of Emmons. 

Ch'n: I. Almira, 2. Lucinda L*, 3. 

Sophronia, 4. Chauncey Brainard, 

S. .Alfred Clark, 6. Melissa M., 7. 

Adeline T. See Emmons Fam., 


Amasa, b. Jan. 5, 1788. + 

Hannah, b. 1796; m. Jan. i, 1818, 



Washington Co., N. Y. 

Andrew, b. May 31, 1809; m. Sept. 

7. 183 1, Phoebe Stickel. No Ch'n. 

Franklinton, N. Y. 

Jesse, b. Dec. 25, 1810. + 

Morgan, b. Aug. 14, 1813. -f- 

Hannah Goodspeed. He d. May 28, 1851. 

Samuel, b. Nassau, N. Y., Feb. 26, 
1794, d. Brewerton, N. Y., Dec. 27, 
1893, son of Benjamin Emmons. 
She d. Dec. 9, 1836. Ch'n: i. Cyn- 
thia, 2. Almeda. 3. Lucretia, 4. 
Franklin L., 5. Hannah C, 6. Jona- 
than E. See Emmons Fam,, 1905. 

1851. Jabez, b. 1798, d. 1833. Cicero, N. Y. 

1852. Elizabeth, b. 1800; m. Daniel Per- 
kins. She d. 1862. Cicero, N. Y. 

1853. Ira, b. 1802, d., ae. 10 years. 

JABEZ LOOMIS, b. Coventry. Conn,, Mch. 15, 1771 ; m. Pittsficld. Mass.. where 
she was b. Oct. 29, 1779, and where he then lived, Sarah Taylor, d. Jan. 19, 1870, at 
home of (No. 1862). ae. 89. One writer says she m. at age of abt. 14. He d. Sept. 14, 
1854. New Berlin, Wis. He removed from Mass. to N. Y. and thence to Wis. 
18 ch'n — all b. Verona, N. Y., except first one. 


Thomas Taylor, b. Mass., Apr. 13, 

1797- + 

Cynthia L., b. Verona, N. Y., July 

I. 1799, d. 1848. Bethany, N Y. 

Merritt C, b. Apr. 25, 1800, d. 

June I, 1800. 

Adeline Statira, b. May 5, 1801 ; 

m. Jan. 16, 1822, Rev. Charles 

Ward. b. Oct. 14, 1799, son of Noah 

and Hulda (Ward) Leete. She d. 

Feb. 3, 1833. Ch'n: i. Charles 

Ward, 2. Allen Norton. Rev. Leete 

m. 2nd, Sophronia Stone. He was 

a M. E. clergj'man. See Leete Gen., 

P- 135- 

Frederick Hoffman, b. Men. 22, 


Benjamin Franklin, b. Mch. 15, 





1805. -t- 

SoPHRONiA Ann, b. July 18, 1807; 
m. Sept. 22. 1829, David Vosburgh. 
She d. Galesburg, Mich., 1885. 
Ch'n : I. Edwin, 2. Alonzo, 3. John, 
4. Sarah, 5. Susan, 6. Milford. 
Alonzo B., b. Sept. 13, 1809. -)- 
Nicholas Ten Broeck, b. June 4. 
1812. + 

Milicent Ann Coe, b. Nov. 26, 
1813; ni. Apr. 21, 1846, Charles J. 
Hull. He began, and his house be- 
came the origin of the Hull House 
of Chicago, III. She d. Sept. 15, 
i860. Chicago. 111. Ch'n: Three, 
all dead. 

Alexander Hamilton, b. Mch. 21, 
1816, d. Mch. 20, 1817. 

Sonmtjs ®?u?alD9^ 


d. Chicago, 111., Oct. 27, 1847. No 

1869. Triplets, d. in infancy, b. prema- 

1870. turely. Another writer. Dr. Ed- 

1871. ward A. Loomis (7978), says twins 
in place of triplets. But the oldest 
record, that of wife of (No. 4269), 
also says triplets. 

769. ALFRED LOOMIS, b. June 10, 1773; m. Sophia Brayman. He, by request, went 
to Wash'n, D. C, and was instrumental in effecting a settlement concerning the 
trouble about the lands in the Mohawk Valley. He d. May, 1859. Schenectady, N. 
Y. I ch'd. 

1865. Theopiiilus Stanton, b. Feb. 2, 

1866. Jabez, b. Jan. 25, 1821. + 

1867. Sarah I., b. Oct. 15, 1822, d. Nov. 
27, 1823. 

1868. Algernon Sidney, b. Mch. 22, 1824; 
m. Lucia A. Tubbs, fall of 1846. He 

1872. Adeline, b. 1827; m. William 

771. ELEAZER LOOMIS, b. Jan. 31, 1778; 
Lucy, b. Hebron, Conn., Oct. 29, 1785, 
Ebenezer White. *Farmer, d. at Loonii 
ch'n— b. N. Y. 

1873. Royal, b. Oneida Co., N. Y., Aug. 
20, 1 80s, d. Caraillus, N. Y., Mch. 4, 
1888, unm. 

1874. Leach S., b. Oneida Co., N. Y., 
Apr. 9, 1809; m. June, 1837, Eliza 
Jones. Educated at Cazenovia 
Sem'y. he followed the profession 
of teaching. He d. June I, 1856. 
Onondaga Co., N. Y. No ch'n. 

1875. Eleazer, b. Oneida Co., N. Y., Sept. 
2, 1812. + 

1876. Alanson, b. Onondaga Co., N. Y., 
June ID, 1817. + 

1877. Frederick, b. Loomis Hill, N. Y., 






Furne. She d, 1868. Verona, N. Y. 

ni. 1st, Westmoreland, N. Y., Nov. i, 1804, 
d. Camillus, N. Y., June 6, 1871, dau. of 
s Hill, Onondaga, N. Y., Oct. 21, 1848. 10 

Dec. 5, 1821 ; m. Dec. 29, 1881, Sara 
A., b. June 26, 1848, d. Oct. 22. 1902, 
dau. of Elijah and Sarah M. (Long- 
year) Freeman. Farmer, Rep'n ; re- 
membered St. Lawrence Univy in 
his will ; d. Oct. 22, 1902. No ch'n. 

1878. George R., b. May 8, 1824.-!- 

1879. Mary, b. Loomis Hill, N. Y., Sept. 
10, 1825, d. Dec. 13, 1882, unm. 

1880. Fanny A., b. Aug., 1827, d. Mch., 


1881. Guy, b. 1830, d. 1832. 

1882. Guy W., b. Sept., 1833. + 

772. JEREMIAH LOOMIS, b. 1780; m. Sarah Higby. He d. 1862. 111. 2 ch'n. 
1883. Sweatland, b. 1810. 1884. Calista, b. 1812. 

ALANSON LOOMIS, b. 1785; m. Prudence Newton, d. May 9, 1864. He d. 1830. 
Watertown, N. Y. s ch'n— b. N. Y. 

Alanson, b. 1823. -f 
James, b. 1825. -|- 

William Newton, b. 1815. -\- 1888. 

Albert, b. Sept. 27, 1817. -f- 1889. 

Hiram, b. 1819. -f 

NATHANIEL LOOMIS, b. Coventry, Conn., Oct. 8, 1771 ; m. Mch. 9, 1797, Anna 
Higley, b. 1778, d. Nov. 21, 1838, ae. 60. He removed to Alexandria. N. Y., in 1806, 
thence to Wis., thence to Mich., and d. May, 1854. Galesburg, Mich. 11 ch'n. 

Sylvester, b. Dec. 23, 1797. -(- 
Erastus, b. Mch. 21, 1799. + 
RoswELL, b. June 11, 1801 ; m. Sybil 
Lounsbury, d. 1831. He d. Feb. 26, 
184 1. No ch'n. .Mcxandria, N. Y. 
Mary Ann, b. Mch. 23, 1803 : m. 
July 4, 1825, Ira, b. Barnard, Vt., 
Apr. 28, 1799, son of Timothy and 
Abigail ( ) Newton. He re- 
moved to Alexandria at age of 17. 
She d. Feb. 21, 1839. Ch'n: i. Al- 
vira A., 2. Clark C. 
Caroline, b. Jan. 17, 1805; m. Mch. 
10, 1824, Stephen Brown. Bethany, 

N. Y. 

1895. Maria, b. Nov. 27, 1807, d. Sept., 

1896. Polly, b. May 30, 1812; m. Gilbert 
Smith, who d. 1867. Alexandria, 
N. Y. 

1897. Cemantha, b. Mch. 13, 1814; m. 
Mch. 31, 1844, Pliilander T. Maine. 
Shelby, Mich. 

1898. Francis, b. July 6, 1816. -)- 

1899. Hanford, b. Sept. 6, 1818, d. Jan. 15, 

igoo. Adeline, b. Apr. 20, 1820; m. Ed- 
ward Hodges. Galesburg, Mich. 

*He built the Loomis Hill Methodist Church, an old landmark, and still in use. 
He was Lieut, in Timothy Sabin's Co., Otsego Co., N. Y., militia, being app'd Mch. 
29, 1798. 


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JOHN LOOMIS, b. Coventry, Conn., Dec. 11, 1774; m. Nov. 21, 1799, Mary Black- 
mer, d. Mch. 11, 1861, ae. 77. He d. Dec. 23, 1835. Westmoreland, N. Y. ii ch'n, 
b. Westmoreland. 

Clara^ b. Nov. 27, 1800; m. May 6, 
1820, Hezekiah Joslin. She d. 
Apr. 25, 1823. Lenox, N. Y. 
George S., b. May 19, 1802. + 
Harriet C, b. Mch. 2, 1804; m. 
Sept., 1823, Reuben Davis. Panama, 
N. Y. 

John B., b. Feb. 16, 1807.+ 
Orville p., b. Oct. 9, 1809. + 
Walstein, b. Aug. 4, 1812, d. Nov. 
23, 1837. 
Gorton G., b. Sept. 19, 1814 ; m. 

1843, Eliza Dean. No ch'n. St. 
Anthony, Minn. 

1908. CoRRELL, b. Dec. 15, 1816, d. Dec. 22, 

1909. Mary Jane, b. Oct. 23, 1818; m. 
Dec. 23, 1841, Edward C. Sanders. 
Oneida, N. Y. 

1910. Gerrit C, b. Aug. 2, 1821, d. Jan. 
28, 1850. 

191 1. Morris, b. Jan. 15, 1824, d. Nov. 7, 

777. ERASTUS LOOMIS, b. Coventry, Conn., .'Vug. 8, 1776; m. ist, Feb. 6, 1801, Lucy, 
b. Apr. 18, 1778, d. Sept. 15, 1817, dau. of Solomon and Margaret (Burt, dau. of 
James and Margaret) Deming, of Sandisficld, Mass.; m. 2nd, Dec. 6, 1818, Sarah 
Cheever, d. Mch. 2, 1859. He d. .Vpr. 18, 1854, Westmoreland, N. Y., where b. his 
S ch'n. 

1912. Clark Deming, b. Dec. 12, 1801. + 

1913. James B., b. Feb. 29, 1804. + 

1914. Edward, b. Nov. 8, 1806. + 

1915. Henry Granger, b. July 8, i8c8. + 

1916. Lucy Ann, b. Sept. 24, 1815; m. 
Sept. 6, 1836, John Milton Buell. 
Port Leyden, Lewis Co., N. Y. She 
d. 1871. Ch'd : I. Sarah Adelaide. 










WILLIAM LOOMIS, b. Coventry, Conn., Jan. 12. 1779; m. Apr. 5, 1804, Hannah 

Hulhert, d. Apr. 27, 1867. He d. Dec. i, 1852, Westmoreland, N. Y., where b. his 

4 ch'n. 

Amy, b. Jan. 17, 1805, d. June 2, d. Jan. 2, 1827. 

1814. 1920. Mary Elizaiseth, b. Dec. 11, 1815; 

William Clark, b. Dec. 24, 1809. + m., Feb. 15, 1837, John B. Nichol- 

Thomas Halbert, b. Sept. 20, 1812, son. She d. Apr. 16, 1867. 

DODDRIDGE LOOMIS, b. Coventry, Conn., July I5, 1780; m. Aug. 16, 1801, Sarah 
Cornett, b. June 7, 1784, d. Mch. 12, 1879. He was Ensign in Lt. Col. Oliver Col- 
lins' Regt., Oneida Co., N. Y., militia, June 15, 1808. He d. Oct. 18, 1847, Vienna, 
N. Y. 10 ch'n— b. N. Y. 

LoviNA, b. Mch. 19, 1801 ; m. Sco- 

ville Cleveland, Mch. 23, 1830. She 1927. 

d. June 20, 1868. Constantia, N. Y. 

RussEL, b. Feb. 19, 1804. -f- 

LoRENZo, b. Aug. 31, 1806. 4- 1928. 

Jane Emmeline, b. Jan. 20, 1809; 1929. 

m. Oct. 3, 1827, Warren R. Haskins. 1930. 

Vienna, N. Y. 

Hollister, b. July 5, 1811.+ 

George Washington, b. Feb. 22, 

1814. + 

Mary, b. June 22. t8i6; m. Sept. 27, 
1837, Orlando Sheldon. She d. 
May, 1854. Constantia, N. Y. 
Alonzo, b. Dec. 22, 1819. + 
Henry, b. Aug. 10, 1821. -f 
Maria Angenette, b. Sept. 28, 
1828; m. May 9, 1849, Lafayette 
Hartson. She d. Feb. 4, i860. 
Clayton, N. Y. 

RUSSELL LOOMIS, b. Coventry, Conn., Nov. 28, 1786; m. Mcli. i, 1810, Betsey 
French, d. Oct. 21, i860, ae. 72. He served in war of 1812, being allowed $30.00 on 
his claim. He d. Aug. 14, 1880, at his home in Lagrange, O. 4 ch'n. 

Era.stus, b. Dec. 2, 1810, unm., d. 
July 8. 1839. Lagrange, O. 
Sarah E., b. Jan. 22, 1813 ; m. Dec. 
8, 1834, James Kellogg, b. Cham- 
pion, N. Y., Feb. 4, t8io, son of 
James and Harriet (Clark) Pelton. 
He was a physician. Removed to 
Columbus Grove, and thence to To- 


ledo, O. For desc'ts see Pelton 
Gen., p. 270. Ch'n: i. Mary E., 2. 
James R., 3. Lucy E., 4. David C, 
5. Richard F., 6. Erastus L. See 
Pelton Gen. 

Richard N., b. Aug. 28, 1817. + 
Mary, b. May 8, 1819, d. June 4, 

783. EBER LOOMIS, b. Pittsfield, Mass., Jan. 20, 1779; m. ist, Lagrange, O., May 12, 
1808, Rebecca Collins, b. Oct. 20, 1785, d. Oct. 19, 1823; m. 2nd, May 5, 1824, Juliana 
Thomson. He removed to Lagrange, O., in 181 5, and from thence to Mich. He d. 
Apr. 16, 1843, Lagrange, O., where his estate was adm. by his wife. 12 ch'n. 

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EiiER Clark, b. Feb. 16, iSog, 

drowned in Black River, Jan. 8, 


NuKVALL Lyman, b. Aug. 11, 1810. 

Jonathan, Collins, b. Nov. 16, 


Rebecca Lucinda, b. Apr. 13, 1813, 

d. Sept., 1814. 

Chester Williams, b. Nov. 27, 

1814, d. accidentally killed on Island 

off west of Honduras, Central Am., 

May 29, 1873, unm. . 

Otis Henry, b. Oct. 27, 1816, d. July 

27, 1819. 

Horace Lyman, b. Mch. 30, 1818, 

d. July 27, 1819. 

SAMUEL LOOMIS, b. Pittsfield, Mass, 
ders. He d. Feb. 25, 1843. Champion, 
CoRiNNA, b. Dec. 12, 1807; m. ist, 
Hiram Laniphear ; m. 2nd, William 
Basset. Carthage, N. Y. 
Cemantha, b. Mch. 14, 1814; in. 
Mch. 31, 1841, Abram Smith, who 

JOHN LOOMIS, b. Pittsfield, Mass., Oct. 29, i 

d. May 23, 1859, ac. 78. He served in war o 

claim. He d. Oct. 12, 1867, at Champion. N. Y., 

Alphonso, b. Aug. 29, 1808. + 

Hannah, b. Mch. 22, 1810; ni. Jan. 

5, 1837, Levi Warren. 

Selinpe, b. Apr. 11, 1812; m. Mch. 

22, 1838, Joab Miller. She d. Jan. 

22, 1839. 

Ai.viRA, b. Feb. 28, 1814; m. Feb. 7, 

1833, Tracy Carter. Champion, 

N. Y. 

WuOLSEY Melanctiion, b. May 7, 
1820. + 

Mary Rebecca, b. Dover, Cuya- 
hoga Co., O., Dec. II, 1822; m. 
Lagrange, O., Sept. 28, 1843, Ira 
Martin, b. Champion, N. Y., Jan. 11, 
1820, d. Apr. 29, 1897. She d. June 

12, 1903. Farmer, Rep'n. Cold- 
water, Mich. Ch'n : i. Floyd E.. 2. 
Chester W., 3. John T., 4. Alice L., 
5. Ira A., 6. Joseph B. 

1944. Anna F., b. Oct. 13, 1826; m. 
George Goland. She d. July, 1853. 
Carlisle, O. 

1945. Eber, b. June 14, 1829. -{- 

1946. Juliana, b. Sept. 15, 1830, d. Sept 

13, 1833. 
, Dec. 22, 1780; m. Jan. 29, 1807, Sarah San- 
N. Y. 4 ch'n— b. N. Y. 

d. Jan. 4, 1854. Champion, N. Y. 

1949. Sarah M., b. May 30, 1815, d. Sept. 

14, 1844. 

1950. Wasren, b. Sept. 27, 1817. -f 

782 ; m. Dec. 5, 1805, .^chsa Brooks, 
f 1812, being allowed $82.00 on his 
where b. his 8 ch'n. 
John Wilson, b. Jan. 19, 1816. + 
RuFus T., b. Jan. 21, 1818; m. July 
3, 1861, Luana Gates. No ch'n. 
Carthage, N. Y., living there 1906. 
HuLDAH S., b. May 7, 1820, unmar- 
ried, d., ae. 22 years. 
-VcHSA, b. Apr. 6, 1823, d., ae 13 



ALVIN LOOMIS, b. Pittsfield, Mass., July 28, 1783; m. Champion. N. Y.. Apr. 13, 
1800, Nancy, b. May 13, 1781, d. Oct. 22. 1871, dau. of Richard Waite. He served 
in War of 1812, and received a land warrant and pension. Farmer. Rep'n. Meth't. 
He d. Apr. 19. 1858, Champion, N. Y., where b. his 12 ch'n. 

Laura, b. Dec. 8, 1809, d. May 8, 

1832. 1963. 

Philancy. b. July 24, 181 1; m. ist, 1964. 

Dec. 14, 1831, Hubbard Sprague ; ni. 

2nd, Sept. 9, 1857, Amos Colvin. t9f>5. 

Champion, N. Y. She d. Apr. 5, 1966. 

1895- 1967- 
Fiana. b. Feb. 28, 1814; ni. July 4. 

1837, Charles Hubbard. Champion. 1968. 

N. Y. She d. Jan. i, 1902. 1969. 

Charlotte, b. Dec. 22, 1815 ; in. Apr. ig,-o. 
30, 1837, Stowel Warner. He d. 

1855. She was living, 1906. 

Manly, b. Sept. 7, i'8i7. + 

Henry A., b. Aug. 24. 1819, d. Aug. 

7, 1833. 

IsR.\EL H., b. Sept. I, 1821. + 

John B., b. Oct. 11, 1823. -f 

HiRAM A., b. Mch. 4, 1826, unm., d. 

Mch. 3, 190:;. 

Samuel, b. Feb. 28, 1828. -f 

William, b. June 30, 1830. + 

Clark, b. Apr. 6, 1832. d. June 3, 

1832. ♦ 

OTIS LOOMIS. b. Pittsfield, Mass., Mch. 7, 1790; ni. Champion. N. Y.. Sept. 6, 
181 1, Raclicl, b. German Flats. N. Y., Aug. 9, 1794, d. Champion. Jan. 6, 1890, dau. 
of Col. .'\sa and Rachel (Farr) Harris. He was in the war of 1812. rec'd a land 
warrant and a pension. He d. Nov. 21. 1868, Champion. 11 ch'n — all b. Champion. 

Chauncey H., b. Jan. 21, 1813. -j- 

Leonari) H., b. .'\pr. 24, 1815. + 

Charles, b. Julv 28, (18), 1817.-^ 1977. 

Asa, b. Dec. 18, 1819. + 

Fx.bert, b. July 14, 1822. -f 

Harriet, b. Sept. 23, 1824; m. 1846, 

William H. Clark, d. Dec. 28, 1902. 

Ch'n: I. Ellen, 2. Frank M., 3. Mar- 1978. 

tha R., 4. Charles B.. 5. Eugene S., 
6. Willie O. Copenhagen, N. Y. 
Mariette. b. Apr. 3. 1827; m. John 
Wright. Santa Monica, Cal. Ch'n : 
I. John E., 2. Jessie, 3. Elizabeth 
A., 4. Harriet E., 5. Four dead — 
names not given. 
S'ixvESTER, b. Sept. IS, 1829. -4 


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AlmirAj b. Jan. 18, 1832, d. Feb. 3, 


]\L\RTHA, b. Dec. 27, 1833. d. Apr. 9, 


Rachel, b. June 2, 1837; m. Cham- 
pion, June 24, 1856, Chester, b. 

Champion, May 11, 1833, son of Asa 
B., and Saloma (Thompson) Car- 
ter. Rep'n. Presb'n. Hannibal, 
Mo. Ch'n: i. Frederic Leon, 2. 
Otis Loomis, 3. Egbert Chester, 4. 
Grace Saloma, 5. Myron Frank. 

HORACE LOOMIS, b. Pittsfield, Mass., May 23, 1794; m. Apr. 17, 1813, Phila 
Harris. He served in War of 1812, and rec'd a land warrant and pension. Cham- 
pion, N. Y., where b. his 7 ch'n. 

Eber, b. Sept. 29, 1816; m. Sarah 

Townsend. No ch'n. Wilna, N. Y. 1985. 

AsHLEV, b. July IS, 1820. -|- 1986. 

Lewis Harris, b. Mch. 6, 1823 ; m. 1987. 

Apr. 20, 1852, Eliza Sheldon. No 1988. 
ch'n. Lindonville, Orleans Co., 

N. Y. 

FosKET, b. July 26, 1825. -|- 
Ward, b. June 22, 1828. + 
Wesley, b. Jan. i, 1831.-I- 
Clark, b. Jan. 14, 1833. + 

ELEAZER LOOMIS, b. Hinsdale, Mass., Aug. 15, 1785; m. June 26, 1806, Mary 
(Polly) Mira Buck, b. Berlin, Vt., July 4, 1787^ d. Apr. 12, 1835. He d. Feb. 14, 
1866. Farmer. Rep'n. Meth't. Northfield, Vt. 7 ch'n, b. Vt. 

Roxana, b. Apr. 26, 1809; m. 1827, 
Rev. Hollis Kendall, d. 1876. She 
d. May 21, 1875. No ch'n. Water- 
ford, Me. 

Eleazer, b. July 13, 1811.4- 
Louisa, b. Oct. 13, 1813; m. 1836, 
Moses Hayward. She d. Dec. 30, 
1858. Berlin, Vt. Ch'n: i. Maria 
A., 2. Louisa L., 3. Myra P., 4. 
Maryett S., 5. Martha C. 1995. 

Cynthia, b. Nov. 24, 1815, d. June 
21, 1833. Northfield, Vt. 
William H., b. Sept. 18, 1818. -j- 
Mariette, b. Jan. 9, 1824; m. ist, 

DYER LOOMIS, b. Hinsdale, Mass., June 14, 1787; m. Sept. 27, 1810, Lucy, b. 
July 16, 1788, d. Mch. 22, 1877, dnu. of Thomas and Elizabeth (Robinson) Averill. 
He d. Apr. 22, 1875. Montpelier, Vt., where b. his II ch'n. 

1843, Harrison, b. Danville, Vt., 
Feb. 21, 1813, d. Glover, Vt., Aug. 
20, 1850, son of Erastus and Eliza- 
beth (Shepard) Stanton; m. 2nd, 
1851, Clifton Williams. Glover. Vt. 
She d. Aug. 3, 1872. Ch'n, by ist 
m. : I. Eugene, 2. Loomis ; by 2nd 
m. : I. Frank C., 2. Ida L., 3. Min- 
nie, 4. Frederick. 

.Adeline, b. Nov. 10, 1825 ; m. 1852, 
Kelso Grey. Calais. Vt. Ch'n: I. 
Laura, 2. Frank, 3. Freeman, 4. Jen- 

Salmon, b. Sept. 16, 181 1, d Oct. 
ID, 1813. 

Mary, b. Mch. 27, 1813, d. Apr. 21, 

Son, b. June I, 1815, d. same day. 
Elizabeth, b. Aug. 23, 1816, unm. 
Mary Abigail, b. Dec. 24, 1818; m. 
Mch. IT, 1841, James Leland. Mont- 
pelier, Vt. Ch'n : i. May Evelin, 2. 
Catherine Lois, 3. Abba Maria, 4. 
Nancy Jane. 

Lucy, b. Jan. 6. 1821. unm. 
Vienna, b. Feb. 4, 1823: m. Apr. 12, 
1843, Algernon S. Wi'lley. Middle- 

sex, Vt. Ch'n : i. Julian Dyer, 2. 
Frank, 3. Ralph, 4. Arthur, S- James 

2003. Son. b. Feb. 8, 1825, d. Mch. 25, 

2004. LuciNA, b. Feb. 23, 1826; m. Dec. 

4, 1851, .\ndrew A. Tracy, East 
Montpelier, Vt. Ch'n : I. Lucy, 2. 
Willis F. 

2005. Wealthy, b. Oct. 30, 1828, unm. 

2006. MiRiNDA. b. Mch. 27, 1831 ; m. Oct. 

5. 1854, George Jacobs. Montpelier, 
Vt. Ch'n: i. Mary, 2, Lucy. 

ISRAEL LOOMIS. b. Conn., Dec. 26, 1754; m. May 21, 1778, Sarah Adams, d. Apr. 
22. 1831, ac. 73. He was a soldier in the Revolution, and d. Feb. 22, 1834, at An- 
dover, Conn., where b. his 9 ch'n. 

Israel, b. June 26, 1779. -f 

John, b. June 26, 1781 ; m. Sophia 

Crocker. He d. Mch., 1859, without 


Reuel, b. Mch. 27, 1783. + 

Sarah, b. June 8, 1785, unm., d. 

Feb. I. 1816. 

Daniel, b. .'\pr. i, 1787. + 

DAVin, b. Sept. s, 1789, unm., d. Jan. 

23. 1813. 

Nancy, b. Oct. 20, 1794; m. Dec. 8, 

1814, Deac. Edward G. Huntington, 

d. Sept. IS, i8s7, ae. 65. She d. Oct. 
31, 1827. So Coventry, Conn. Ch'n: 
I. Joseph. 2. Louisa P., 3. Samuel. 
(See Hunt Gen., p. 331). 

2014. Hulpah, b. Nov. 26, 1796; m. Jan. 
2=,, 1826, Sterling, b. Dec. 24, 1792, 
d. i860, son of Elias and Hannah 
(Thompson) Janes. See Janes Gen., 
p. 132. She d. May 5, 1829. Pitts- 
field, Mass. 

20TS. Walter Adams, b. Sept. 4, 1802, d. 
Mav 26, 1822. 

IGnomtB (g^n^alog^ 


















14. 1763; ni- Dec. 27, 1786, Eunice Rowen 
d. May 27, 1836. Andover, Conn., where b. 

2019. Maria, b. Maj' i, 1796, d. Dec. 12, 

2020. Sophia, b. Mch. 13, 1798; m. Nov. 
14, 1820, William Augustus Tar- 
box. He d. 1868. Hinckley, Me- 
dina Co., Ohio. 

2021. Maria, b. Oct. 28, 1800, unm., d. 
Jan., i86g. 

2022. Lucy Matilda, b. Mch. 3, i8og, 
unm. Andover, Conn. 

EBEXIiZER LOOM IS, b. Conn., Oct. 
[Brown], d. May 16, 1851, ae. 88. He 
his 7 ch'n. 

Eunice, b. Nov. 16, 1787; m. Jere- 
miah Brown. He d. 1840. Colum- 
bia, Conn. 

Susannah, b. Dec. 4, 1790; m. 
Darius Manly, Sept. 15, 1829. He 
d. Aug., 1862. She resides (1873) 
Canton, Pa. 

Rev. Ebeneeer, b. Mch. 9, 1794, 
unm. Is a Baptist clergman ; was 
settled in Salem, Conn., 1847; now 
resides Canton, Bradford Co., Pa. 

ZACHARIAH LOOMIS, b. Conn., Apr. 28, 1770; m. ist, 1793, Esther French, d. 
Sept. 20, 1810, ae. 33; m. 2nd, 1811, Sarah, b. 1772, dau. of Amos and Mercy (Davis) 
Stanton. He removed to N. Y. and thence to O., and d. Dec, 1844- Conneaut, O. 
8 ch'n. See Stanton Gen., p. 537, for facts. 
Huldah, b. Nov. 17, 1794, d. Dec. 

29, 1815. 

Amelia, b. Feb. 23, 1796; m. Ben- 
jamin Colvin. She d. June 20, 1815. 
CamiUus, N. Y. 

Luther, b. Jan. 13, 1798, d. Oct. 22, 

Walter, b. Jan. 31, 1800, d. July 12, 

EZEKIEL LOOMIS, b. Lebanon, Conn., 

to N. Y., Utica. 6 ch'n, b. Conn. 

Ezekiel, b. 1769, d. young. 

Charles, b. Feb. 12, 1773. + 

Asa, b. Sept. 11, 1775.4- 

James, b. 1777. + 

Elizabeth, b. ; m. Abel Clark. 

ABNER LOOMIS, b. Lebanon, Conn. 
6 ch'n (supposed to be his) arc: 
Electa, b. 1786; m. William Fay, 
who d. 1830. She d. 1834. Wol- 
cott, N. Y. 
Ezra, b. 1789. -)- 

Ezekiel. b. 1792; m. . He d. 

1844. Wolcott, Wayne Co., N. Y. 



Charles, b. Oct. 20, 1802. -|- 
Electa, b. Mch. 3, 1805, d. Jan. 2, 

Walter, b. Oct. 30, 1807; m. 

Kennedy. He d. 1854. Lake Co., 


Esther, b. Aug. 29, 1812; ra. George 

Franklin. She d. 1837. Huron Co., 


6, 174s; 

m. Mable Bidwell. Removed 

She d. 1867. Syracuse, N. Y. 
Ch'n : I. Joseph. 

20^6. M.vTiLDA, b. ; m. Orin Peabody. 

She d. 1867. Piarstown, N. Y. 

Feb. II, 1748; m. 



Bennington, Vt. 

Abner, b. 179s, m. 
He d. 1866. St. Charles, 111. 
Elijah, b. 1798. Wont off about 
1826, and not heard from since. 
Elisha, b. 1800. Went off about 
1826, and not heard from since. 

ASA LOOMIS, b. Lebanon, Conn., Apr. 2, I7S0; m. Mary Stanton, d. 1821, ae. 

44. He d. Jan. 30, 1805, Columbia, Conn. 2 ch'n, b. Conn. 

Daniel, b. 1802, unm., d. 1835. Vir- 2044. Oliver, b. Feb. 5, 1805. -{- 


JESSE LOO:\IIS, b. Lebanon, Conn., Nov. 9, 1753; "'• Mch. 29, 1780, I.ydia 
Barstow, d. Sept. 4, 1852, ae. 93. He removed to Bennington, Vt., before 1785, and 
d. there Sept. 13, 1839. 9 ch'n. 

Samuel, b. Sept. 13, 1781.+ 
Ira, b. Dec. 7, 1783. -f 
LYiiiA, b. Apr. 24, 1786; m. Dec. 8, 
1808, Luman Norton. He d. Apr. 
27, 1858. She d. May 12, 1877, at 

Elizabeth, b. Apr. 14, 1788; m. 
Daniel Rogers, who d. 1856. 
Clarissa, b. July 29. 1791 ; m. Joel 
Calkins. West Burlington, Pa. 
Jesse, b. July 11, 1794. + 
Sakah, b. June 14, 1796, unm. Ben- 
nington, Vt. 

2052. Bliss, b. Sept. 22, 1798. + 

2053. Emma, b. Oct. 15, 1800; m. Henry 
Freeman, b. Aug. 17, 1800, d. E>ec. 
18, 1882, son of Freeman and Mary 
(Hibbard) Dewey. She d. Nov. 24, 
1865. Bennington, Vt. Ch'd : I. 
Jane L. See Dewey Gen., p. 433- 

Note. — By census of 1790, Jesse Loomis 
of Bennington. Vt., is credited with 3 dau. 
and 3 sons. Therefore a son and a dau. 
is missing in above family. 


^txth ^^tt^rattott 

6i6. SOLOMON LOOMIS, b. Lebanon. Conn, 1755; m. Feb. 22, 1784, Lucy, dau. of Solo- 
mon and Lucy (Coolcy) Colton, of Longmeadow, Mass. He is mentioned in vVind- 
hamProbate records for 1766 and '68. And according to "Old Records of Births," p. 
184, for Lebanon, he was b. bet, 1745 and 1748, also by Kingsley's Records, p. 191. 
This will require a different arrangement of the births of his brothers, but what 
shall it be? 3 ch'n. 

2054. Lucy, b. Aug. 9, 1784. 2056. Lucretia, b. . 

2055. William, b. Oct. 8, 1786. 

818. NATHAN LOOMIS, b. Lebanon, Conn., Oct. 27, 1750; m. Phoebe Freeman. He 
d. Feb. 23, 1824. Columbia, Conn. 4 ch'n, b. Conn. 

2057. Sarah, b. July 3, 1781 ; m. 1799, --059. Anna, b. 1785; m. Nathan Lincoln. 
Harvey Lincoln. Resides Andover, She d. 1849- 

Conn. She d. Dec. 8, 1872. 2060. Nathan, b. 1787, unm. Columbia, 

2058. Freeman, b. 1783. + Conn. 

820. ABRAHAM LOOMIS, b. Lebanon, Conn., 1757; m. Oct. 2, 178?, Ruth Allen, d. 
Jan. 4, 1841. He d. Nov. 30, 1821, Andover, Conn. 7 ch'n, b. Conn. 

2061. Lyma, b. 1780; m. Ira Kimball. She 2065. William, b. May 12, 1798. + 

d. Aug., 1859. Lebanon. Ch'n : i. 2066. Austin, b. 1800. Litchfield. Conn. 

Lorinda Cordelia, 2. Geo. Wm., 3. 2067. Mary, b. Aug. 19. 1805 ; m. May 8, 

Ira Allen, 4. Lydia L. 1831, Shubacl W. Kingsley, d. Aug. 

2062. Melinda, b. 1788, d. 1806. 30, 1870. She d. July i, 1861. Leb- 

2063. Abraham, b. 1790, unm., d Virginia. anon. Conn. Ch'n: i. Walter G., 2. 

2064. Harmony, b. 1795; m. Sanuiel K. Andrew J., 3. Celia O., 4. Jane E., 
Rogers. She resided Andover, S. Eliza A., 6. Arthur E., 7. Henry 
Conn. D. 

821. PHINEAS LOOMIS, b. Lebanon, Conn, 1771 ; m. Lucy Weldon, d. Mch. 27, 1826, 
ae. 65. He d. Sept. 7, 1850. Salisbury, Conn. 2 ch'n, b. Conn. 

2068. Augustus, b. June, 1793, d. Sept. 22, 2069. Elizabeth, b. 1798; m. Titus John- 

1794. son. Barkhamstead, Conn. 

823. ALEXANDER LOOMIS, b. Lebanon, Conn., Mch. 4, 1769; m. Eunice Hartshorn, 

d. May 5, 1853, ae. 82. He removed to Chazy, N. Y., 1810, and d. Dec. 2, 1834. 13 

2070. Harriet, b. 1799, unm,, d. ae. 24 Heydenburgh. He d. 1865. Michi- 
years. gan. 

2071. James, b. Jan. 17, 1801. + 2076. Dan, b. Aug. 17, 1808. + 

2072. Mafia, b. Nov. 26, 1803, unm. Re- 2077. Sampson, b. Oct., 1809. -\- 
sided Champlain, N. Y. 2078. Guy, b. Apr. 4, iSii.-f- 

2073. Sophia, b. .^pr. i, 1805: m. Jona- 2079. George, b. May 10, 1812. -|- 
than Talford. Chazy, N. Y. 2080. Amos, b. June 15, 1813. -\- 

2074. Mary, b. June 25, 1806; m. Oct. 13. 2081. Alexander, b. Apr., 1815. -f 

1829, Levi R. Waters. Champlain. 2082. Philura, b. Jan. i, 1817; m. Welles 

N. Y. Havens. She d. 1843. Redford, 

2075. Hiram, b. Aug., 1807; m. Hannah N. Y. 

828. SAMUEL LOOMIS, b. Conn., May 7, 1758; m. by Eben'r Kellogg, Jan. 9, 1783, 
Jennet Walker, d. July 10, 1825. ae. 61. He served 3 yrs. in the army of the Revo- 
lution, resided New Haven, Vt., 1794-1808, settled in Malone, N. Y., in 1808, and 
there d. Dec. 11, 1831. 3 ch'n. 

2083. Miriam, b. Oct. 25, 1785; m. Jo- Malone, N. Y. 

seph Jones, who d. 1861. She d. 2085. Laura, b. 1796; ni. Josiah Learned. 

1867. Akron, O. She d. 1843, in Malone. He d. 1870, 

2084. Mary, b. June 14, 1794; m. 1817, in California. Ch'n: i. Hiram, 2. 
Porter Moody. He d. Jan. 2, 1873. Wm. W., 3. Henry D., 4. Orpha. 

829. JOSEPH LOOMIS, b. Conn.. Sept. 29, 1760; m. ist, by Eben'r Kellogg, June 13, 
1782, Lois Payne, bapt. Apr. 3, ;ind d. Apr. 27, 1800, ae. 39; m. 2nd, Patience Reed, 
d. Oct. 9, 181 1 ; m. 3rd. Tamar Newton. He d. 1829. Vernon, Conn. S ch'n. 

2086. Lois, b. Apr. 3, 1783; m. Dec. 13. 1807, Zera Hull. 

1804, Jeremiah Hull. 2089. Roxa, b. Nov. 13, 1792. 

2087. John, b. Apr. 15, 1786, d. Nov. 10. 2090. Infant, d. Apr. 27, 1800; it was bapt. 
1791. Apr 24. 

2088. Electra, b. Oct. 29, 1788; m. Feb. 25. 

ffinomts (i^rttralngy 









21 10. 





21 18. 

21 19. 




EZRA LOOM1.S. 1). Conn., Dec. 28, 1764; m. 1st, July 13, 1791. Sarah Jones, b. 1772, 
d. Oct. 18, 1810; in. 2nd, Jan. 28, 181 1, llcphzibah Woodward, d. Nov. 4, 1850, ae. 
69. He served in War of Revolution and also in War of 1812. Lived for many 
years in Malonc, N. Y., and removed from there in 1815 and settled in Yates Co., 
N. Y. He came to Jerusalem, N. Y., in 1825, bought a farm of timber, built a log 
house, and d. there June 6, 1839. 14 ch'n. 
Erastus, b. July 9, 1794, d. June 18, jo 


Ezra Talcott, b. Aug. 5, 1796, d. 2099. 

Dec., 1812. Enlisted at age of 16, 
and d. in service. War of 1812. 2100. 

Lucy, b. Nov. 19, 1798, d. Jan. 19. 2101. 


Erastus Otto, b. July 9, 1801, d. 
July 21, 1802. 

Mary, b. May 7, 1804, d. June 24, 2102. 


Erastus Otto, b. Aug. 24, 1806. + 
Olive, b. Nov. 7, 1808; m. Jan. i, 
1837, Ezra T. Benedict, d. Jan. i, 
1868, at Canandaigua, N. Y. He 2103. 

taught 25 yrs. in Buffalo, N. Y. 
Ch'n: I. Mary T., 2. Sarah F., 3. 2104. 

Florence, 4. Charles C. (See Bene- 
dict Gen., p. 3S3). 

834. EBENEZER LOOMIS, b. Conn., 1767; m. 

Arastus Wooi)Vv.\Ri), b. Jan. 4, 1812, 
d. p-cb. 9, 1845. 
Son, b. Mch. 13, 1814, d. May 27, 

RoDOLPHUs, b. May 13, 1815. + 
Sarah, b. July 4, 1817; m. 1839, Jo- 
siah White. She d. July 25, 1850, 
and he m. 2nd, her sister Elizabeth. 
Ch'n : I. Ezra, 2. Ramson. 
Elizabeth, b. Feb. 3, 1820; m. Feb. 
2, 1851, Josiah White. He was 
mayor of Poughkeepsie, 2 terms, 
and then state bank inspector. Ch'd : 
I. Otto. 

Ezra, b. Oct. 18, 1821. unm. Jeru- 
salem, N. Y. 

Pamela Jane, b. May 27, 1827, unm. 
Jerusalem, N. Y. 

He was a school teacher at 

Argyle, Wash'n Co., N. Y., and there d. 1840. 4 ch'n. 

John, b. 1797; m. 1827. Ar- 2107. A dau., b. . 

gyle. 2108. A dau., b. . 

Henry, b. , 1804. + 

JOHN LOOMIS, b. Lebanon, Conn., Sept. 16, 1733; m. Mrs. Culver. Re- 
moved from East Haddam, Conn., to Middletown, Mass., and subsequently to Gran- 
ville, N. Y.. and d. aht. 1817. See Hst. of Wallingford, p. O67. 8 ch'n (supposed to 
be his) are : 

Agnes, b. 1777 ; m. Ezekiel Beebe. 
Elizabeth, b. 1781 ; m. Caleb Cura- 
mings. Granville, N. Y. 
Miriam, b. 1781 ; m. Amaza or 
Amasa, b. 1746, son of Asaph and 
Sarah ( Parker) Cook. Morjah, 
N. Y. 

John, b. 1765.+ 2114. 

Zachariah, b. 1768.+ 2115. 

Sophia, b. 1770; m. Simeon Spald- 
ing. Orwell, Vt. 21 16. 
DiMMis. b. 1772; m. Allen Beebe. 
Chittenden, 'Vt. 

David, b. 1775. Removed to O., and 
d. abt. 1820, unm. 

DAVID LOOMIS, b. Lebanon, Conn., Apr. 9, 1738; m. Dec. 23, 1760, Susanna 

Britton, d. May 21, 1828. He d. May 2, 1806, Aurelius, N. Y. 7 ch'n. 

Eunice, b. Oct. 23, 1761, d. July 22, 1827. 

1813. 2121. LvniA, b. Sept. 12, 1770. d. July 8, 

Ebenezer, b. Aug. 14, 1763, d. July 1821. 

13, 1772. 2122. Sarah, b. Sept. 4, 1776, d. Jan. T4, 

Samuel, b. Aug. 19, 1765.-!- 1805. 

Olive, b. Mch. 6, 1768, d. Dec. 15, 2123. Lyman, b. Jan. 15, 1783. + 

DANIEL LOOMIS. b. Lebanon, Conn., May 
24, 1856, ae. 94, at Caton, N. Y. He removed 
T820, at Brighton, N. Y. 13 ch'n. 
James, b. Jan. 2, 1781. -f 
Daniel, b. Feb., 1783; m. Lydia Syl- 
vester. He d. T840, without ch'n. 
Corning, N. Y. He was app'd Lt. 
Col. of the militia of Otsego Co., 
N. Y., on Apr. 6, 1807. 
Rachel, b. Feb., 1785: m. Russel 
Gorton. She d. Mch. 27, 1870. 
Corning, N. Y. 
Marv, b. Lebanon. Conn., Apr. 30, 2128. 

8, 1747; m. Hannah Wolcott, d. July 
in 1787, to Scipio, N. Y., and d. abt. 

1787; m. Warren, N. Y., Mch. 31, 
180S, Eli, b. W. Sp'f'd, Mass., June 
9, 1782, d. Gates, N. Y., Aug. .27, 

T872. son of and Lucretia 

(Ely) Miller. Farmer. Brighton, 

N. Y. Ch'n : i. Maria, 2. Betsey, 

3. Calvin R., 4. Cyrus A., 5. Alvin, 

6. Hannah, 7. Ransom, 8. Huldah, 9. 


William W., b. Sept. 26, 1788. -f 


^txll) (Urnrratton 







Lyman, b. Mch. 26, 1791, unm. In 

War of 1812. Resides ( 1872) Caton, 

N. Y. Capt. of isSth Regt., Cayuga 

Co., N. Y., in 1818. 

Orin, b. Mch. 19, 1793, unrn., d. 

1815. Corning, N. Y 

Hiram, b May i, 1795. + 

Justus, b. June, 1797, unm., d. 1857. 



Chatsvvorth, 111. 

Benjamin, b. June, 1799; m. Sarah 
Ann Brush. He d. 1840, without 
children. Rochester, N. Y. 
Newman, b. Jan. i, 1802. + 
George, b. Nov. 25, 1805. + 
Samuel, b. Aug., 1807, d. ae. i yrs. 



DANIEL LOOMIS, b. Lebanon, Conn., Dec. 
Spraguc, d. Apr. 21, 1806. He d. Dec. 13, 1807, 

Abigail, b. May 17, 1761; m. Oct. 2142. 

24, 1782, Amos Avery. She d. 1849. 2143. 

Richmond, N. Y. Ch'n ; i. Amos, 2144. 

2. Irena, 3. Abigail, 4. Polly, 5. 

Loray, 6. Harriet, 7. Rev. Ephraim 

Kingsbury, 8. Lewis. 

Esther, b. July 3, 1763; m. Dec. 29, 

T791, Selah Hibtsard. She d. July 

29, 1838. Coventry. Ch'n: I. Selah, 2145. 

2. Chauncey, 3. Clarissa, 4. Esther, 

5. Arabella, 6. Dorcas. 

Daniel, b. Mch. 29, 1765. + 2146. 

Zenas, b. June 15, 1767. + 2147. 

Mary, b. Sept. 22, 1769; m. Dec. 31, 

1793. Col. Noah, b. Feb. 20, 1769, 

son of Noah and Submit (Cook) 

Porter. She d. Oct. 25, 1806. No. 

Coventry. Ch'n : I. Mary,' mother 

of Rev. Oliver P.= Stark, b. 1822, 

Missionary to the Choctaws ; 2 OH- 2148. 

ver, 3. Cynthia, 4. Pamelia. 

ISRAEL LOOMIS, JR., b. Lebanon, Conn,, Jan. 22, 1742; m. May 2, 1765, Re- 
becca, b. July 10, 1743, d. May 2, 1814, ae. 71, dau. of Dr. Eleazar and Miriam 
(Phelps) Bingham. Ho d. Dec, 1821, at Lebanon, where b. his 10 ch'n. (Bing- 
ham Gen., p. 39). 

31, 1739; m. June 19, 1762, Mary 
Coventry. 12 ch'n. 

Gamaliel, b. Nov. 20, 1771.-I- 
SiLAS, b. Dec. 19, 1773. -f- 
Faith, b. Feb. 23, 1776; m. Mch. 19, 
1808, Noah Porter. She d. Feb. 18, 
1852. he was widower of htr sis- 
ter Mary. Coventry. Ch'n : r 
Faitli Marilla, 2, Emma Marie, 3 
Noah Looniis. 4, Phoebe Woodruff 
Pamela, b. Mch. 12, 1778; m. Mch 
28, 1799, Amasa Loomis (2208) 
She d. Aug. 8, 1845. 
Walter, b. May 6, 1780. -|- 
Lypia, b. Oct. 4. 1782; m. 1st, Feb. 
28, 1809, John Olds Slater, b. 1785, 
d. Dec. 30, 1815 ; m. 2nd, Oct.. 1819, 
John A. Hill. She d. Mch. 5, 1853. 
Manchester, Conn. Ch'n, b. 1st m. : 
I. Maria, 2. Mary Olivia, 3. John 
Selah. b. Apr. 25, 1785.-!- 





Eleazer, b. Feb. 22, 1766.-!- 2153. 

Israel, b. June 24, 1767. -|- 

LoRA, b, Dec, 28, 1768; m. Josiah, b. 

Lebanon. Conn., Apr. 7, 1767, d. 

Watertown, N. Y., Feb. 24, 1864, 

son of Daniel and Temperance 

( Dailey) Dewey, (see Dewey 

Gen.), , who grad. Y. C. 1787. 

She d. Oct. 31, 1846. He re- 2154 

sided successively in Cooperstown, 

Watertown and Brooklyn, N. Y., 2155. 

and d. Feb. 23, 1864, ae. 96. Ch'n : 

I. Chester, 2. Lucius, 3. Belden J., 2156. 

4. Hubbard, 5. Hubbard, 6. Lora, 7. 2157. 

Eliza, 8. Louisa, 9. Louisa, 10. Enie- 2158. 

line, II. Marcia M., 12. Louis H. 

Silas, b. Dec. 6, 1770. -|- 

JOHN LOOMIS, b. Lebanon, Conn.. Nov. 3, 1751 : m. ist. Oct. 14, 1773, Elizabeth 

Tilden, d. May 31, 1824, ae. 72; m. 2nd, Mary , d. Jan. 19, 1871, ae. 87. He 

served in the army of the Revolution and d. May 24, 1841, at Lebanon, where b.. 
his 8 ch'n. 

HuLPAH, b. Nov. 9. 1772; m. June 
16. 1799, William, b. July 30, 1767, 
d. Jan. 25, i8,=;3. son of Samuel and 
Elizabeth (Pineo) Bliss, of Leb- 
anon. She d. Aug. 26, 1854. Leb- 
anon, Conn. Ch'n: I. Huldah, 2. 
William, 3. Eliza, 4. Melinda, 5. 

Esther, b. Dec. 19, 1774; m, Joel 
Fuller. New Berlin, N. Y. 
Rebecca, b. Apr. 5, 1776 ; m. Seth 

Aaron, b. Apr. 6, 1778.-!- 
Ts.MAH. b. Dec. 26, 1780.4- 
Melinda, b. Dec. 29, 1787; m. Fen- 
ner Ward. Norwich, Conn. 

John, b. Aug. 16, 1775. -j- 

Mary, b. Feb. 5, 1778, unm., d. May 

17, 1824. 

Amos Tilhen, b. Mch. 20, 1780.-]- 

Erastus, b. Nov. 7, 1781. -|- 

Elizabeth, b. Mch. 20, 1784; m. 

Feb. 4, 1806, King, b. July 5, 1783, 


son of King and Hannah (Noble) 
Strong. She d. Apr. 21, 1813, and 
he m. 2nd, her sister Lovisa. Ch'n : 
I, Chas, Sidney, 2. Mary Ann, 3. 
Maria Elizabeth. 

Henry, b. , d. Oct. 30, 1791, in 

his 5th yr. 

ICnomta C^nti^alogy 









Helen Augusta. See Strong Gen., 
p. 1 36 1 -2. 

CiiAUNCEY, b. Mch. 7, 179^; m. 
Feb. IS, 1821, Mary Shalor of Col- 

LovisA, b. Oct. 29, 1789; m. Jan. 10, 

1815, King Strong, d. Apr. 15, 1854, 

ae. 70. Xcw ll.irtford, N. Y. She 2166. 

d. Oct. S, 1862. CoUinsville, 111. 

Ch'n: I. George Washington, 2. 

Henry Loomis, 3. Eliza Jane, 4. 

HON. JACOB LOOMIS, b. Lebanon, Conn., Jan. 14, 1755; m. Lucy McCall. A 
soldier of the Am. Revolution. Memb. of house of Rep's, 1805, '07, '08, and '11; 
He d. June 2, 183s, at Lebanon, where b. his 4 ch'n. 

Mary, b. ; m. William Abel. Abel Gay. Lebanon. Ch'n: i. 

Pa. Janette, 2. Damon L., 3. .Antoinette, 

Eunice, b. ; m. Josiah Gillett. 4. Emulous A., 5. Austin, 6. Ja- 

Removed to Pa. cob M. 

Rhoda, b. abt. 1780; m. Nov. 4, 1810, 2170. Jacob M., b. 1781. + 









Aug. 3, 1758; m. 1st. 1781, Sibyl Pryor, 
1817, Mrs. Sarah Gager of Franklin. He 
a memb. of State Leg., 1803, '4, '6, and '14, 
is S ch'a 
2173. Wealthy, b. Sept. 15, 1786; in. Ed- 
mund Stiles. Ch'd: i. Ezra. 

Philura, b. , d. July 8, 1791, 

in 3rd yr. 

Nancy, b. Mch., 1792; m. Dec. 21, 
1815, Erastus, b. Dec. S, 1790, son of 
Dr. Daniel and Susannah (Throop) 
Hutchinson. He d. .Aug. 4, 1843. 
She d. July 14, 1836. Lebanon, 
Conn. Ch'n : i. .Austin L., 2. Hen- 
ry, 3. Hiram T., 4. James M., 5. 
Julia, 6. Andrew J., 7. Daniel, 8. 
Mary. See Hyde Gen., Vol. II, p. 



ISAIAH LOOMIS, b. Lebanon, Conn., 
d. Nov. 18, 1814, ae. 56; m. 2nd, July 3 
was a soldier of Am. Rev., a pensioner, 
and d. Apr., 1841, at Lebanon, where b. h 
Clarissa, b. Feb., 1782; m. Apr. 26, 
1809, Judge Josiah Bartlett, son of 
Deac. Daniel and Desire (Bartlett) 
Strong. See F. B., Loomis Gen., 
Vol. II, p. 891. He grad. Y. C. 
1806, and d. June 27, 1850, ae 68. 
She d. May 26, 1844. Northfield, 
Vt. Ch'n : I. Jane Ann, 2. Judge 
Isaiah Loomis, 3. Nancy Loomis, 4. 
Mariette, S- Henriette, 6. Josiah 
Bartlett, 7. Murray John, 8. Sibyl, 9. 
Daniel. For many desc'ts see 
Strong Gen., 777. 

Cynthia, b. Nov. 27, 1784; m. Isaac 
Hoxie. Westerly, R. I. 

SIMON LOOMIS, b. Lebanon, Conn., Aug. 24, 1760; m. Oct. 23, 1783, Sarah Hol- 
brook, d. Apr. 2, 1838. He was a soldier of the Am. Rev., memb. of State Leg., 
1805-6, and d. Dec. 28, 1841, at Lebanon, where b. his 8 ch'n. 

Sarah, b. Oct. 18, 1784, d. Sept. 19, 2181. 


Melinpa, b. Nov. II, 178s, d. Sept. 2182. 

16, 1787. 

Simon, b. May 18, 1787. + 2183. 

Timothy, b. Dec. 14, 1789. + 

Hezekiah, b. Oct. 24, 1790. -f 

Selinde, b. Feb. 12, 179S, unm., d. 
Apr. 6, 1852. 

Lura, b. Aug. 13. 1797, d. Apr. IS, 

LuciNDA, b. July 9, 1800; m. Nov. 
3, 1831, Thomas C. H. Potter. Leb- 

ELIHU LOOMIS, b. Lebanon, Conn., 1748; ni. Rebecca Terry. He d. Feb. 7, 1820, 
Coventry. 4 ch'n. 

Joseph, b. Aug. 23, 1771.+ 2186. Eldad, b. Dec. 30, 1785.-!- 

Medad, b. 1778. -f 2187. Luther, b. Oct. 8, 1792.+ 

TIMOTHY LOOMIS, b. Coventry. Ct., Feb. 12, 1752; m. May i, 1777, Mary, b. 
Mch. 18, 1759. d. July 2, 1839, fiau. of Azariah and Mary (Davis) Orton. In 
1778, he was a private in Capt. David Dewey's Regt., Ct. militia. (See D. A. R. 
VI., b. 291). Removed to Tvrint;hani. Mass., then to Herkimer Co., N. Y. He d. 
Feb. 12, 1838. Jordanville, N. Y. 7 ch'n. 
Anna, b. Feb. 10, 1778; m. ist, Rho- 


dolphus Gay, d. 1810; m. 2nd. 
Hutchinson. She d. i87'5. fordan- 
ville, N. Y. Ch'n:, b. ist 'm. : i. 
Mary, 2. Laura, 3. William, 4. Hen- 
ry R., 5. Lorenzo O., 6. Eveline. By 
2nd m. : i. Angeline. 

Son, b. , d. an infant, Dec. 26, 

1779. See Tyringham Ch. Records. 
Mary (Polly), b. Jan. 23, 1782; m. 


1st, William St. John, d. 1818; m. 
2nd, H. Curtiss. She d. 1863. Al- 
den, Erie Co., N. Y. Ch'n. by ist 
m. : I. Frederick, 2. Sophronia, 3- 
John. 4. Samuel, 5. Charlotte, 6. 
Polly, (Mary Ann), 7. Orton. By 
2nd m. : I. Loomis. 
Persis (Percy), b. May 25, 1784; 
m. 1st, Ira Derthrick, d. Oct. 17. 
1850; m. 2nd, Samuel, son of John 


^txtl) ^rurrattnn 




and Abigail (Phelps) Ward. She 
d. Aug. 5, 1871. Alden, N. Y. Ch'n, 
by 1st m. : I. John L., 2. Caroline, 3. 
Wm. St. John, 4. Ira, 5. Wm. St. 
John, 6. Adeline, 7. James Monroe. 
Salome, b. Dec. 17, 1785; m. Sam- 
uel, son of John and Abigail 
(Phelps) Ward. She d. 1857. Jor- 
danvillc, N. Y. Ch'n: i. Orrel, 2. 

John Lorin, 3. Orton, 4. Jane. 5. 
Mary, 6. Orton, 7. Loomis, 8. Bet- 
sey, 9. , 10. , II. . 

2193. Timothy, b. June 4, 1789. + 

2194. John, b. Sept. 17, 1791. -|- 

2195. Elizabeth, b. Mch. 17, 1795; m. 
1855, Rufus Starkweather, d. 1863. 
She d. 1868. Warren, N. Y. No 







DAN LOOMIS, b. Lebanon, Conn., Jan. 22, 1758; m. Nov. 22, 1774, Sarah Wells, 
b. Jan. IS. 175s, dau. of Daniel and Sarah (Wells) Field. She d. Jan. l6, 1849. ae. 
94. In Am. Rev., first under Capt. Wm. Wilson, 1776, and Col. Israel Putnam. 
Was in the battles of Stillwater and Saratoga, being a witness of Burgoyne's sur- 
render. In 1777 he re-enlisted in Co. of Light Horse under Capt. Joel Loomis. He 
d. Aug. 22, 1841. 10 ch'n, b. Conn. 


2201. Timothy, b. May 14, 1786. -f- 

2202. Clarissa, b. June 4, 178S; m. Nov., 

Russell, b. June 27, 1775. -f 
Eleazer, b. Ndv. 12, 1776. + 
Ariel, b. Jan. 22, 1779. -f- 
Anna. b. July IS, 1781; m. Jan. i, 
1800. Elliot (Uriah) Palmer, d. Feb. 
4. 1865. She d. Dec. 4, 1874. Ver- 
non, Conn. Ch'n: i. Elliot. 2. 
Anna, 3. Uriah, 4. Mary Townsend. 
Sarah, b. Nov. 20, 1783; m. Calvin 
Tracy, d. Au.g:. s. i860, ae. 76. She 
d. Sept. 7, 1866. North Coventry, 

1807., Chester Tracy, who d. Mch. 
10, i8si. She d. Aug. 27, 1874. 
Stafford, Conn. 
Samuel, b. June 2, 1790. -\- 
2204. Marv, b. Apr. 15. 1792, d. Sept. 16, 

Dan, b. Oct. 27, 1795, d. May 6, 



JOHN LOOMIS, b. Coventry, Conn., July 12, 174s ; m. Irene Lilly, b. 1749, d. Nov. 
20, 1828. He d. July 17, 1791. at Coventry, where b. his 8 ch'n. 

Sylvanus, b. June 13. 1768. -1- 
Abigail, b. Julv 17, 1770; m. Nov. 
27, 1788, Capt. Gad, b. Mch. 5, 1764, 
son of Thomas and Azuba (Strong) 
Page, d. Jan. 26, 1841. She d. Sept. 
6, 1847. Coventry. Ch'n: i. Al- 
maria, 2. Harlan, b. July 28, 1791, 
noted Evangelist and Agent of Am. 
Tract Soc, N. Y. City. 
.'Xmasa. b. Jan. 11, 1773. -f 
Demis. b. June 8, 177s ; m. Aug., 
1797. Asher Davenport, of Boston, 
who d. July 22, 1838. ae. 66, and was 
buried in Copp's Hill Cem'y, Bos- 
ton. She d. Apr. 23, 1858. Boston, 
Mass. Ch'n: i. Deodatus Wood- 
bridge, 2. Henry Hart, 3. Harriet 
Eliza, 4. Almira Howe, 5. George 

Washington, 6. Francis Lily, 7. 
Demis Sophronia. 8. Charles Fred- 
erick, 9. Edward Loomis, b. 1814, 
the distinguished Tragedian, and 
father of Fanny, the Celebrated 
Actress, and Blanche, the Noted 
Opera Singer; 10. Mary Ann, 11. 
Mary Ann Izene. 

2210. Sterling, b. Jan. 30, 1778. -|- 

221 1. Irene, b. May 21, 1781 ; m. June 27, 
1797. Wm. Rose. She d. l8ii. Cov- 
entry. Ch'n: I. Irene, 2. John 
Loomis, 3. Almena, 4. Ansel, 5. An- 
gelina. 6. Warren. 

2212. Che.ster. b. Nov. 2, 1783. + 

2213. Zurah, b. Oct. 14, 178s ; m. Samuel 
Church of Boston. She d. Dec. 10, 
1828. No ch'n. 

JOSEPH LOOMIS, b. Lebanon, Conn., Apr. 29. 1743; m. ist, May S- 1763, Lvdia, 
b. Jan. 28, 1743-4. d- Dec. 14. 1786, dau. of David and Mary (Strong) Boswo'rth ; 
(See F. B., Loomis Gen., Vol. 11, p. 890) ; m. 2nd, Dec. 14, 1787, Ruth Bingham, 
d. 1825. He turned out at the Lexington Alarm; was at Battle of Bunker Hill, 
re-enlisted in 1780. He served several enlistments, under different commands. He 
d. Nov. 20, 1834, at Lebanon, where b. his 13 ch'n. 

Ruby, b. Jan. s, 1766: m. Dec. 8, 
1785. Enos Williams. She d. Feb. 
6, 1841. Richfield, N. Y. Ch'n: i. 
Josiah, 2. Lydia, 3. Griswold. 4. Jus- 
tin, S- Hezekiah, 6. Mary, 7. Laura. 
Amos, b. Feb. 20, 1768. -\- 
Lydia, b. Feb. 14, 1771 ; m. Leb- 
anon, 1793 (his 2nd wife) William, 
b. Lebanon, Aug. 2, 1762, d. Nov. 
S. 1818, son of Veach and Lucy 
(Walsworth) Williams. See note 
No. 868. She d. Nov. 8, 1861. Was 

grandmother of Prof. Arthur W. 
Wright, Yale College. Lebanon, 
Conn. Ch'n: I. Chaunccy, 2. Sal- 
mon, 3. William C, 4. Lydia, 5. 
Flarrict, m. Jesse Wriglit. Ch'n : 
(a) Prof. Arthur Williams, (b) 
Alexander Hamilton. 6. Gilbert, 7. 
Dr. Amos Loomis. 
2217. Adnah, b. July 30, 1772. -f- 
22t8. Salmon, b. Aug. 20, 1774, num., d. 

Sept. 20, 1795. Hartford. 
2219. .Abijah, b. ^Ich. I, 1777; m. Natlian 

iri0nmt0 C^cnralng^ 






Walsworth. She ri. 1865. Norwich. 
Hezekiah, b. Feb. 8, i779- + 
Joseph, b. July 8, 1780. + 
Ariel, b. Mch. 6, 1782. + 
IIarvev, b. Apr. 23, 1783 + 
Isaac B., b. July 31, 1789.+ 
Jairus, b. May 7, 1791. He re- 
ceived prize money for attacking, 
July 27, 1816. Fort Netiro, situated 
on the Appalachicola River, Flori- 
da, 60 mi. below the mouth of the 
Flint. See U. S. Statutes at Larpe. 
V. 6, Boston, 1862. Under orders of 
Daniel T. Patterson, commander at 
the New Orleans Station, as sail- 
ing-master, he came up the river 2226. 
and opened fire. Getting range by 

ABIJAH LOOMIS, b. Lebanon, Conn., Oct. i, 
Abigail, bapt. Noblctown, Mass., 


cold shot, a red-hot ball was put in 
the gun and sent screaming oyer 
the wall and into the magazine. 
700 bbls. of gunpowder tore the 
earth, rent the fort and wretched 
creatures to fragments. 270 men, 
women and children died on the 
spot, and most of the remaining 64 
died soon after. See Jairus Loomis 
to Daniel T. Patterson, Aug. 13, 
1816, State Papers. Sec. Session, 
Fifteenth Congress, No. 119, pp. 15- 
17. Also McMaster's U. S. History, 
Vol. 4, p. 432. He d. 1822? of yel- 
low fever, near New Orleans, La. 
Erastus, b. Sept. 27, 1793- + 

1747; m. Mary Williams, i ch'd. 
May 16, 1773. 

CAPT. ISAIAH LOOMIS, b. Lebanon, Conn., Sept. 11, 1749; m- T^^'c- 8, 1774. 
Abigail, b. Apr. 29, 1755, <\. Julv 12. 1826, dan. of Veach and Lucy f Walsworth*) 
Williams. Soldier in Am. Rev. 'Memb. State Leg. 1803-6. Presidential Elector. He 
d. Nov. 20, 1834, at Lebanon, where b. his 8 ch'n. 

Veach, b. Dec. 16, 1775. -|- 
SusANNAn, b. Nov. 17. I779I ni- 
Dec. 16, 1798, James, d. Oct. 17. 1842, 
son of Charles Williams. Farmer. 
Rem. to Columbus, N. Y., in l8os, 
where she d. Jan. 24, 182T. Ch'n: 
I. Bertha, 2. Abigail, 3. Sarah, 4. 
Eunice, %. Lydia, 6. Anna. 7. 
Charles, 8. Isaiah Loomis, 9. Lucy 
Emily, 10. Emily Susannah. See 
Williams Cen., p. 86. 
Lucy, b. Apr. 23, 1783; m. Mch. 27, 
T823, Deac. Eliphalet, d. Nov. 19, 





1854, son of Eliphalet .^bel. She d. 
Mch. 28. i8si. No ch'n. Lebanon. 
Sarah, b. Dec. 28, 1784, d. Oct. 22. 
t8T0, unni. 

Eunice, h. Jan. 9, T786; m. 1812, 
Thomas Loomis (2239). She d. 
Oct. II, 181 3. 

Sherman, b. May 17, 1787. + 
Lydia. b. Dec. 8, 1790; m. Mch. 29, 
1810, Simon Loomis ('2178). She d. 
Nov. 21, 1881. Franklin. Conn. 
Bfthia, b. Sept. 23, 1796, d. Oct. 8, 

LIEUT.-GEN. TI^IOMAS LOOMIS, b. Lebanon. Ct.. Apr. 18, 17^6; m. Lebanon, 
Mch. 10, 1777, Mary, b Feb. 23, 1757, d. June 28, 1841. dau. of Capt. Veach and 
Lucy (Walsworth) Williams. Sec note under No. 868. for ancestry. He served 
from Lexington to Yorktown, serving as commissary during the war. He was in 
the Battle of Bunker Hill. (See D. A. R. I, 9)- Farmer. Removed to Hartwick, 
N. Y., 1797, and d. New Berlin, N. Y., Sept. 5, 1842, a pensioner. 6 ch'n— all b. at 

*Lucy Walsworth is a descendant from Egbert. 17th and last King of the West Saxons, 
through Alfred the Great. See desc. of Veach Williams, Part IT. edition 1887. for her line 
of ancestry, the names of which are as follows: Lucy Walsworth, dan. of William Wals- 
worth and Mary Avery, dau. of Samuel Avery and Susannah Palmes, dau. of William 
Palmes and Ann Humfrev. dau. of John Humfrey and Lady Susan, dau. of Thomas, 
3rd Earl of Lincoln, and Lady Elizabeth, son of Henry Clinton, 2nd Earl of Lincoln, and 
Lady Katherine, dau. of Francis Hastings. 2nd Earl of Huntingdon, and Lady Kathcrine 
Pole, dau. of Henry. Baron Montague, and Lady Jane son of Sir Richard Pole and Mar- 
garet, Countess of Salisbury, dau. of George, Duke of Clarence, and Lady Isabel, son of 
Richard, Duke of York, and Cicely Nevill, son of Richard Plantagenet and Lady Anne 
Mortimer, dau, of Roper Mortimer and F.Ieanora Holland, son of Edmund Mortimer, Earl 
of March, and Lady Philippa PlantaL'enct, dau. of Lionel, Duke of Clarence, and Lady 
Elizabeth de Burtdi, son of Edward HI and Philippa. son of Edward II and Isabella, son 
of Edward and Eleanor, son of ?Ienry ITT and Eleanor, son of John. King of Eng., and 
Isabella, son of Henry II and Eleanor, son of Geoffrey Plantagenet and Matilda, dau. of 
Henry I, and Matilda, dau. of Malcolm TIT of Scotland and Margaret, dau. of Edward, the 
Exile, and Auatha, son of Edmund Ironsides and I^dy .Mgitha, son of Ethelrcd, the Un- 
ready, and Elfledn. son of Edgar, the Peaceable, and Ethclfled, son of Edmund, King of 
Eng., and Lady Elfgiva, son of Edward, the Elder, and Equina, son of .Mfred the Great 
and Elswitha. son of Ethelwulf, Kinir of . and Lady Osliurga, son of Egbert, 17th and 
last King of the West Saxons, and Lady Redburga. 


^txtl| Cl^^itrrattcn 

2236. Ezra, b. Dec. 19, 1777. + 

2237. Dudley, b. Nov. 28, 1779. + 

2238. Elizabeth (Betsey), b. Mch. 13, 
1783; m. Aug. 6, 1801, Charles, d. 
Oct. 21, 1852, ae. 78, son of Samuel 
and Mehitable ( ) Knapp. She 
d. Oct. 7, 1849. They resided New 
Berlin, N. Y. He was a leather 
merchant. Ch'n : I. Tracey Sam- 
uel, 2. Mary Mehitable, 3. Thomas 


Loomis, 4. William Dudley, 5. Eme- 
line Betsey, 6. Eliza Maria, 7, A 
son, 8. Catherine Harriet, 9. A dau., 
10. Charles, 11. A son, 12. A son, 13. 
Ellen. See Williams Gen., p. 42, for 

Thomas, b. July 25, 1788. + 
CvRUS, b. Oct. 27, 1792. + 
Andrew W., b. June 27, 1797. -j- 

873. LIEUT. DANIEL LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., July 25, 1739; m. ist, Feb. 9, 1764, 
Sarah Crawford, d. Oct. 18, 1784, ae. 40; m. 2nd, Oct. 26, 1785, Sibyl Knox. In 
what war was he Lieut.? He d. Feb. 28, 1798. Union, Conn. 9 ch'n. 

2242. Charlotte, b. Jan. 3, 1765 ; m. Oct. 
II, 1780. Capt. Penuel, b. Wood- 
stock, Ct., May 8, 1757, son of Eb- 
enezer and Charity (Bugbee) 
Childs. Ch'n : i. Ralpha Rodolpha, 
2. John Burnap, 3. Frederick 
Augustus, 4. Penuel. Jr., 5. Dan- 
iel Putnam, 6. Henry Loomis. 
She d. Brandon, Vt., Jan. 11, 1815, 
and he m. 2nd, Mrs. Sabra (Can- 
non) Henry. He d. in Pittsficld, 
Vt., Aug. 22, 1843. See Child Gen. 
for desc'ts. 

2243. Anna, h. Jan. 19, 1767; m. July 20. 
1786, Walter, b. July 22, 1769, son of 
John and Alice (Goodale) Sessions. 
Ch'n: I. Alice, 2. Sarah C., 3. Anna, 






4. Charlotte, 5. John Schuyler, 6. 
Daniel Loomis. See Sessions Gen., 
p. 105. Also Deming Gen., p. 174, 
for descendants. 

Daniel, b. June 13, 1769, d. Oct. 4, 

Clarissa, b. Jan. 19, 1772; m. Doct. 
Stephen Preston. Sangerfield, N. Y. 
Walter, b. Dec. 17, 1774. + 
Sarah, b. May 8, 1777; m. William 
Mahan. Westmoreland, N. Y. 
George Washington, b. Aug. 17, 

1779- -f 

Willard, b. Mch. 30, 1782. -\- 

Selina, b. Oct. 8, 1784, d. Oct. 27, 











JONAH LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., May s, 1743; m. ist, Nov. 29, 1764, Meliitable 
Cram of Bromfield. Conn., who d. ; m. 2nd, 1781 (?), Martha Post. He re- 
moved to Milton, Vt., and d. Apr. 22. 1813. By the census report of 1790, "Jonas 
Loomis" of Hartland, Vt., is credited witli 2 sons above 16 yrs. of age, 4 sons under 
16 yrs. of age, and 4 dau. (no names given). Was this Jonas the above Jonah? We 
believe he was. Again, if he was ni. 2nd in 1792. then dates below for birth of Anna 
and Reuben are wrong, as he is reported as having 9 ch'n — 6 bv ist m. and 3 by 2nd 
ni., all b. Vt. 

Sarah, b. July 9, 1767; m. Daniel 

Munsell. Warren, Vt. 

William, b. Dec. 2, 1796. + 

Elizabeth, b. 1774; m. Elijah Grout. 

New York. 

Charles, b. 1776. + 

Enos. b. 1778. + 

Jonah, b. Oct. t6, 1782.4- 

Anna, b. 1784 (?); m. John Wait. 

Removed to Ravenna, O. Ch'n : i. 

.\bi.gail, 2. Hannah, 3. Martha, 4. 

2258. Reuben, b. 1786 (?).-f 

22i9. Abigail, b. Oct. 6, 1790; m. Eli 
Odcll, b. Vt., June 4, 1792. She d. 
Mch. 10, 1874. Hiram, O. Ch'n: 
I. Martlia Lucina. 2. Jonah, 3. Hor- 
ace, 4. Eli William, 5. Reuben, 6. 
Aima Maria. 

NOAH LOOMIS, b. Conn., Jan. 13, 1745; m. ist, Feb. 4. I773, Sibyl Williams; 
m. 2nd, Mrs. Dorcas Crawford, d. Jan. 25, 1825, ae. 71. He removed to Georgia, 
Vt., and d. Nov. 20, 1795. ',11 ch'n. 


RoswELL, b. Oct., 1773. + 
Cl.\ri.ssa, b. 1777; m. Elijah Dee. 
Georgia, Vt. She d. bef. 1811. 
John, b. Dec. II, 1779. + 
Noah, b. Sept. 15, 1782. -|- 

Eeenezer, b. , 1783. 4- 

JOANNAH, b. ; m. Post. 

Daniel, b. Nov. 20, 1787. + 
SvBEL. b. June 14, 1790; m. Elcazer 
Munsell. She d. 1864. Blooming- 
ton, 111. 

Lyman, b. .^ug. 8, 1792, d. Aug. 3, 

2269. Elijah, b. Mch. 31, 179.';. -f 

2270. Eunice, b. Mch. 26, 1799; m. John 
Fuller. She d. 1870. Bloomington, 

Note. — Bv census of 1790, Noah Loomis, 
of Chittenden Co., Vt., is credited with i 
son above 16 yrs. of age, 4 sons under 16 
yrs, of age, and 4 dau. 

fonmts (^^^^fal0glJ 









ELIJAH LOOMIS, b. Union, Conn., Aug. 7, 1747; ni. Jan. 27, 1774. Alethca, b. 

Apr. 18, i7Sr, d. Apr. 13, 1799, ae. 48, dau. of John and Miriam (Fuller) Barley, or 

Burleigh. In 1788 he removed to Georgia, Vt., and d. there Nov. 20, 1795. See 

Burley Gen., p. 130. 6 ch'n, b. Union, Conn. 

Mary, b. May s, 1775; m. Joseph 18, 181 1. Georgia, Vt. 

Ballard. She d. 1858. Georgia, Vt. 2276. Sarah, b. Sept. 19, 1789. 

Roger Ends, b. Mch. 27, 1777. -|- 

SiBYL. b. 1770; m. John Bowker. 

She d. 1864. Georgia, Vt. 

RoxAN'A, b. 1781 ; m. Ebenezer 

Bogue. She d. 1849. Enosburg, Vt. 

Alethea, b. 1783, unmarried, d. Dec. 

Note. — by census of 1790, Elijah Loomis 
of Hinesburg, Chittenden Co., Vt., is cred- 
ited with I son under 16 yrs. of age and 5 
dau. This agrees with above family. 

JOSTAH LOOMIS, b. Conn., May 19, 1737; m. Deborah Williams. He d. 1800. 

Egremont, Mass. (Sec Vol. 3, Doc. Hst. of N. Y.). 3 ch'n. 

Sarah, b. Nov. 6, 1785; m. Michael Maria, 2. Sally. 

J., b. 1784, d. Egremont, Mass., May 2278. Benjamin W., b. 1787. + 

28, 1857, son of John and Mary 2279. Josiah. b. 1790; m. Eunice Abbot. 

( ) Hollenbeck. She d. Feb. 27, He d. i860. Western New York. 

1809. Egremont, Mass. Ch'n : i. 

882. CAPT. MICHAEL LOOMIS, b. Sept. 5, 1741 : m. Dec. 14, 1758, Mary, dau. of 
Andrew Karncr, son of Lodowick Karner, of Rhinebcck. N. Y. (See Hst. of Berk- 
shire Co., Mass.). He d. 1793. Egremont, Mass. 8 ch'n — b. Egremont. 

2279.1. LonwicK, b. Jan. 13, 1760, d. Jan. 
27, 1843. See Egremont records. 

2280. Andrew, b. 1761. -f- 

2281. Josiah, bapt. Jan. 29, 1764, d. . 

2282. Elizabeth, bapt. Jan. 20, 1766; m. 
Joel, b. July 25, 1767, d. Feb. 8. 1853, 
son of Joel and Elizabeth (Loomis, 
878) Crippin. S. Egremont. She d. 
May 20, 1840. He d. Feb. 8, 1853. 
Ch'n: I. Milo, 2. Joel, 3. Henry, 4. 










ABIJAH LOOMIS, b. Conn., Mch. 
He d. 1820, Greene, N. Y. 12 ch'n. 
MephiboshetHj b. Jan. 6, 1769, d. 
Feb. 28. 1769. 

Elias, b. Nov. 20, 1769. Burling- 
ton, Pa. 
.Abigail, b. Nov. 2, 1771, d. Nov. 9, 


.\bi.tah, b. Apr. 15. 1774. + 
Daniel, b. May 26, 1776. -f 
EuNicE, b. Mav 17, 1778; m. Jesse 
Barto, who d.' 1850. She d. 1868. 
Greene, Chenango Co.. N. Y. 
Olive, b. Mav 31, 1780: m. Samuel 
A. Skeele, d.'Oct. 13, 1856. She d. 

Maria, 5. Sophia, 6. Wm., 7. Ed- 
mund. 8. Julia Ann, 9. Lucy Amerct. 
And the following are believed to be 
children of 882, but documentary 
proof is wanting. 

2283. Michael, b. Egremont, 1768. -|- 

2284. Thomas, b. Feb., 1771. -f 

2285. Mary, b. 1773; m. Pixley. 

Steuben Co.. N. Y. 

2286. Josiah. b. Dec. 20, 1780. + 

10, 1743-4; m- Mch. 30, 1768, Mary Kellogg. 






William, b. Mch. i. 1783; m. 

Hill. He served in War of 1812, be- 
ing allowed $29.00 on claim. He d. 
1856. Mich. 

Tryphena, b. May 14, 1785; m. Ste- 
phen Mead, who d. 1854. She d. 
1844. Greene, N. Y. 
Sarah, b. Aug. 3. 1787; rn. Josiah 
Burgess, who d. 1816. Smithvillc, 
N. Y. 

Thomas, b. Feb. 28, 1790. + 
.■\ndre\v, b. Jan. 22, 1793. -|- 

DANIEL LOOMIS, b. Conn., Apr. 4, 1750; m. ist, Sarah Webb; m. 2nd, Mrs. 

She d. Sept. S, 1825, ac. 80. He d. 

Elizabeth Winchell, dau. of .Andrew Karner, 

July 21, 1833. N. Egremont, Mass. 3 ch'n. 

Catherine, b. Feb. 10, 1777; m. 

Darius Race. She d. Sept. 10, 1859. 

Egremont, Mass. Ch'n: i. Betsey, 

2. Daniel, 3. Benjamin Alanson, 4. 

Mary, 5. Lydia. 6. Sarah. 

Thankful, b. Sept. 17, 1780; m. Jo- 2301. 

siah, b. Aug. 6, 1780, d. Apr. 12, 

BENAJAH LOOMIS, b. Conn., July 15, 1752; m. 1st, Nov. 15, I77i, Rachel Pat- 

ter.son, b. .^ug. 20, 1846; m. 2nd, Prudence Corbin. Farmer. He d. Mch. 8, 1838. 

Smithville, N. Y. 9 ch'n. 

Elizabeth, b. July 15, 1772; m. (his 1863. Oxford, N. Y. 

2nd wife) Philip Bartle. She d. 

1863, son of Josiah and Lydia 
( ) Millard. She d. Oct. 24, 
1857. N. Egremont, Mass. Ch'n: 
I. Josiah, 2. .Abigail, 3. Loomis, 4. 
Laura Ann. 
Joseph, b. May, 1784. + 


#txtly ^ptt^rattnn 




231 1. 







2328. . 








Catharine, b. Mch. 29, 1774; m. 2306. 

Peter Rorabaugh. She d. 1856. 

Edward, b. Feb. 2, 1777. + 2307. 

Tabitha, b. June 13, 1779; m. May, 2308. 

I79i, Peter Bartle, b. Oxford, N. Y: 

Sept. 24, 1769, d. Ohio, Mch. 22, 2309. 

1831. She d. Mch. 2, i860. Delmer, 

Pa. Ch'n : i. Lot Wright, 2. Annis, 2310. 

3. Caroline, 4. Uri. 

Ruth, b. Mch. 20, 1781 ; m. Jedu- 

thun Gray. She d. 1835. Indiana. 

Daniel, b. Feb. 14, 1783. + 

Jane, b. Mch. 21, 1785, d ae. 17 


Amy, b. Feb. 21, 1788; m. John 

Stephens. Sh d. 1823. 

Nancy, b. May 22, 1790; m. Chaun- 

cey Hill. She d. 1846. 

REUBEN LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., Nov., 1741 ; m. 1780, Eleanor Hartley. He 
d. June 30, 1817, Ancram. N. Y. 8 ch'n— b. N. Y. 

Giles, b. 1782, unm., d. 1815. An- 
cram, N. Y. 

Hannah, b. 1784; m. Charles Viele. 
She d. 1809. Conn. 
Lydia, b. Apr. 10, 1787; m. Basline 
Shooks. Ancram, N. Y. 

2314. John R., b. Dec. 17, 1789.+ 

2315. Ebeneeer, b. Apr. i, 1793. + 

2316. David, b. Jan. i, 1795. + 

2317. Reuben, b. Mch. ir, 1799.+ 

2318. Thomas R., b. Dec. 3, 1807. + 

TIMOTHY LOOMIS, b. Ancram, N. Y., 1747; m. Lucretia Von Freidenburgh, b. 
Rhinebeck, N. Y., 1753, d. 1856, ae. 93. He d. 1807, Ancram, where b. his 7 ch'n. 


Thomas T., b. 1773. + 

Sarah, b. 1778; m. David Ostrom. 

She d. 1830. Copake, N. Y. 

John, b. Mch. 5, 1781.+ 

IsAAC, b. 1788. + 

Lucretia, b. 1789; m. Jacob Pulver. 

JOHN LOOMIS, b. Ancram, N. Y., Aug. 17, 

1829. He d. Sept. 11, 1823. Taghkanic, N. Y. 

Thomas, b. 1775. + 

Maria, b. 1777; m. Myndert Van 

Deuscn. She d. 1858. Troy, N. Y. 

Sarah, b. 1779; m. John Schott. 

She d. Oct., 1862. Ancram, N. Y. 

Adam, b. Oct. 14, 1781.+ 

Elizabeth, b. 1784; m. Henry 

Lampman. She d. 1858. Luzerne 

Co., Pa. 

She d. 1816. Gallatin, N. Y. 
2324. Timothy, b. 1791. + 

Hannah, b. 1795; m. Joshua Wash- 
burn. She d. 1869. Clermont, Co- 
lumbia Co., N. Y. 



1749; m. Sarah Shaver, d. Apr. 13, 
8 ch'n— b. N. Y. 

Mary, b. Feb. 26, 1786; m. Jacob 
Near, d. 1855. Verona, N. Y. She 
was living in 1880. 
John, b. Aug. 17, 1789. -|- 
Dorothy, b. Nov. 10, 1792; m. Dec. 
II, 1814, Peter C. Williams, who d. 
Oct. 8, 1858, ae. 62. Hillsdale, N. 
Y., where she was in 1880. 

WILLIAM HARTMAN LOOMIS, b. Taghkanic, N. Y., abt. 1776; m. Mary 
Amanda Wilsey (one writes it Woolson), who d. abt. 1839 (1845), at Freeport, 111. 
He rem. from N. Y. to Maumee, Ohio, thence to 111., and thence to Wis., and d. 
at Monroe, Wis., abt. 1866. Said to have served in Wars of 1812 and 1848. Farmer. 
Rep. 12 ch'n. (The following order and ages are tentative). 

Lucy, b. N. Y., 1810; m. John 

Cummins (or Cumnions). 

Harrison E., b. N. Y., 1812. -f 

Nellie, b. N. Y., 1814; m. Henry 


Harriet, b. N. Y., 1816; m. James 


John, b. , 1818; m. Hulda 


Sarah, b. Maumee, O., 1820; m. 

James Hughes. 

Cornelius, b. Maumee, O., 1822 ; m. 

LOREN LOOMIS, b. Oct. 2, 1747; m. 

Rivera, b. 1784. 

Mary, b. 1788. 

Eunice, b. 1794; m. Runah Rans- 

ford. She d. Mch. 3, 1862. Machias, 





Jane Van Horn. 

Esther, b. Maumee, O. ; 1824; m. 

Joel Enos. 

Delilah, b. Maumee, O., 1826; m. 

Lewis Osgood. 

Serepta, b. Maumee, O., 1828; m. 

Steven Van Horn. 

Wm. WallacEj b. Maumee O., 

1830. + 

Benj. Cornal, b. Maumee, O., 

1832. 4- 

. Stockbridge, Mass. 5 known 

N. Y. Ch'n : i. Solomon, 2. Carl, 

3. Matilda, 4. Marietta, 5. Henrietta. 

2349. Robert, b. Apr. 11, 1799.+ 

2350. Levi, b. Nov. 6, 1801. -f- 

FRANCIS LOOMIS, b. Sirasbury, Conn., June 7, 1750; m. Anne Clark. Simsbury. 
8 ch'n — b. Simsbury. 

Bjoomta ^rnralngg 













ton, 4. John, 5. Livillia, 6. Erastus, 
7. Anne, 8. Esther, 9. Rhoda, 10. 
Isaac Watts. 

2356. Milton, b. . 

2357. Mary, or Polly, b. May, 1779; m. 
Joseph Adams. She d. Apr., 1878. 
Catskill, N. Y. 

Mercy C, b. 1782; m. i860, Eli- 
phalet Olmsted. She d. Jan. 11, 
1857. Hartland, Conn. 


l-RANXIS, b. . 

Anne, bapt. Aug. 11, 1771; m. 1794, 
Abel Eno. Simsbury. 
Erastus, bapt. June 13, 1773. 
Rhoda, bapt. Dec. 10, 1775; m. 
Timothy Olmsted. East Granby. 
Ch'n : I. Mary, 2. Jane, 3. Fanny. 
Lydia, b. Mch. IS, 1776; m. Keb. 
6 1797, Samuel Thompson, d. Apr. 
12, 1832. She d. Apr. 10, 1859. 
Ch'n: I. Samuel, 2. Lydia, 3. Mil- 

SIMEOX LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., 1746? m. Mch. 23, 1769, Kezia Moore, d. 

Feb. 7, 1778, ae. 33. He d. July 31, 1778, at Windsor, where b. his 6 ch'n. 

Anna, b. Dec. 2, 1769, d. young. 2363. Elihu, b. Feb. 19, 1776. + 

Job, b. Mch. 29, 1771.+ 2364. Kezia, b. Jan. 24, 1778; m. Feb., 

Amelia, b. Nov. 28, 1772, unm., d. 1809, Bildad Drake. She d. 1868. 

Feb. 22, 1858. Lafayette, Ind. Ch'n: I. Delia. 

William, b. Feb. 14, 1774.+ See Phelps Gen. 

MICHAEL LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., Oct. 13, 1747; m. Oct. 9, 1777, Huldah 
Loomis (702), d. 1830. He was priv. in the Torringford Co. in 1775. In 1779 he 
he was on com. to procure clothing for the soldiers, 1780. He d. 1827, Harrisville, 
O. 9 ch'n. 

June 14, 1794, unm. He was "free- 
man in 1818." He was one of the 
"dissenters" who declined to be 
taxed to support the church at Tor- 
rington. Conn., and withdrew in 
1819, the next year after the law 
was passed which allowed this 
course. Afterwards he was of "no 
denomination." He d. Dec, 1867. 
Harrisville, O. 
2372. AsHER, b. Feb. 22, 1796. + 
-i7i- RuFUS, b. Apr. 21, 1800, d. Mch. 2, 


Chester, b. July 5, 1778, d. Mch. 26, 

Chester, b. Conn., June 25, 1780; 
m. July I, 1811, Azubah Elmer. No 
ch'n. Carpenter. Widower. Died 
Dec. 20, 1876, at Austinburg, Ash- 
tabula Co., Ohio. 

Chauncey, b. Sept. 18, 1783, d. Jan. 
25, 1800. 

Alvin, b. Mch. 20, 1787. + 
Anson, b. Oct. 6, 1790. -f- 
Ashley, b. June 14, 1794, d., ae. 4 
Michael, b. Torrington, Conn., 

ASA LOOMIS, b. Torrington, Conn., Feb. 29, 1756; m. July 11, 1778, Priscilla 
Austin, wlio d. abt. 1843. He d. 1831, Torrington, Conn. Served in Am. Rev. Pen- 
sioner. To-day they scatter rice over the newly wedded pair. In 1778, as the follow- 
ing shows, they did differently, to their sorrow. When he was married the young 
men banded together to steal the bride and carry her away and keep her until the 
bridegroom would pay for a supper and brandy all around. Tlic day of the marriage 
Asa was to take his bride home on horseback, the usual mode of travel in those days. 
After starting with her he was overtaken by one after anotlicr of the young men on 
horseback until a dozen or so had collected as if to accompany him. On a given sig- 
nal the horses were put into confusion in front and about the bridal pair. Just then 
Trumbull Ives, having been appointed, seized the bride, drew her to the saddle of his 
own horse and rode away with all possil)le speed. The bridegroom was a little too ex- 
pert in tangles and escaped tlic net laid for him and gave cliase for his bride, while the 
multitude followed with the purpose of aiding the man with the bride to make his 
escape, but the plans failed in part, for the bride was not taken out of Torringford, 
but to the Tavern, where supper and liquors were ordered and the kidnapped bride 
detained until the bridegroom paid the hill. This was not the end of the matter, for 
Asa sued the while company, all tlie men were fined, and it was years before all the 
fines were collected and the matter ended. Orcutt's Torrington. 8 ch'n. 

2374. Abigail, b. July 16, 1779; m. May 

29, 1800, George, b. Jan. 4, 1780, d. 2376. 

Oct. 5, 1836, son of Daniel and Ju- 
dith (Deming) Deming. She d. 2377. 
June 9, 1869. Riverton, Conn. Ch'n : 2378. 
I.George Gilbert, 2. Jannah Kilborn, 
3. Asa Loomis. See Deming Gen., 2379. 
p. 243, for desc'ts. < 

2375. Belinda, b. May 30, 1781, unm., d. 2380. 


Beulah, b. Oct. 30, 1783, unm., d. 

Nov. 24, 1810. 

Asa, b. Mch. 3, 1786. -f 

Wealthy, b. Aug. 3, 1788; m. Rans- 

ley Woodruff. He d. 1857. 

Mary, b. May i, 1792, unm., d. June 

12, 1820. 

.\i;sTiN, b. Sept. 14, 1794. -|- 

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2381. AuRELiA LuRANA, b. Apr. 17, 1799; tis, who d. May 21, 1848. Res. 
in. Feb., 1825, Charles Lewis Cur- Charlestown, Ohio. She d. 1873. 

926. JOSEPH LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., June 26, 1758; m. Rhoda Stark. He d. 
1835, Charlestown, O. 7 ch'n. 

2382. Lavinia, b. 1784; m. Lucretius, son 2386. Cl.\rissa, b. 1793; in. Chauncey B. 
of Hezekiali and Margaret (Mills) Curtiss. She d. 1851. Charlestown, 
Bissell. She d. 1855. Austinburgh, Ohio. 

Ohio. 2387. Sophia, b. 1796; m. Horace Cook, 

2383. Harvey, b. 1786. + She d. 1838. Elkhart, Ind. 

2384. Ralsemon, b. Aug. 24, 1788. + 2388. WiLLARD, b. 1798, unin., d. 1823. 

2385. Philumena, b. 1790, unm., d. 1818. 

931- JEDEDIAH LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn, ; in. May 18, 1783, Martha Drake, 

d. May 8, 1832, ae. 66. He d. 1820, at Windsor, where b. his 3 ch'n. 

2389. Norman, b. 1783, unm., d. June i, i860. 

1861. 2391. Martha, b. 1790, unm., d. June i, 

2390. Henry, b. 1785, unm., d. Oct. 9, 1858. 

934- DANIEL LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., 1768; ni. Chloe Morton, d. Apr. 12, 1839, 
ae. 75. He d. Nov. 11, 1824, ae. 56, at Windsor, where b. his 6 ch'n. 

2392. Eleanor, b. Oct., 1790; m. Oct., Ann Cole, d. Sept. 19, 1849, ae. 50. 
1810, Henry Wilson. She d. Oct., He d. July 18, 1854, without chil- 
1849. Windsor. dren. 

2393. Chloe, b. Oct., 1792; m. Nov. 4, 2396. Clarissa, b. Mch. 11, 1801, unm., d. 
1821, William Benton. She d. Oct., Aug. 30, 1893. 

1863. Bennington, N. Y. 2397. Nathan, b. June 4, 1804; m. 1850, 

2394. Ameli.\, b. July, 179s; m. Jan., 181S, Eliza, b. Mch. 10, 1814, dau. of 
John Hill. She d. Sept. 15, 1822. Jared and Damaris (Cone) Cone. 
E. Hartford, Conn. He d. June 9, 1854, without chil- 

2395. Daniel, b. Mch. 10, 1798; m. 1833, dren. 

937- JONATHAN LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., Mch. 25, 1757; m. Mch. 2, 1802, Han- 
nah Barber, d. Mch. i, 1840, ae. 71. He served in the first call for troops in Am. 
Rev. Was in 6th Co., 3rd Regt. Conn. Line under Capt. Clark. Was at battle of 
Bunker Hill. Was in Col. Comfort Sage's Regt. which re-enforced the army in 
N. Y. and fought at White Plains. Was made corp'I near the close of the war. He 
d. Oct. 23, 1814, at Windsor, where b. his 3 ch'n. 

2398. Moses, b. Aug. 13, 1805. + 2^, 1829. 

2399. Timothy, b. Nov. 17, 1808, d. July 2400. Jonathan, b. Aug. 6, 1811. unm. 

941. BENONI LOOMIS, b. Torrington, Conn., Feb. 27, 1758; m. Mch. 9, 1786, Jemima, 
dau. of Natlianiel and Hephzibah (Looniis, 375) Barber, d. Oct. 6, 1828. He was 
one of the signers of an agreement, or declaration, forming a society called the 
"Strict Congregationalists." This was prepared Mch. 7, 1787. He d. Feb. 20, 
1820, at Torrington, where b. his 5 ch'n. 

2401. Warren, b. Nov. 9, 1787-+ 2404. Elisha, b. July 27, 1798.+ 

2402. RoxALENA, b. Mch. 27, 1791; m. 2405. Pamela, b. Jan. 18, 1804; m. Apr. 
Jan. 29. 1828, Horace Loomis 21, 1824, Horace Loomis (3051). 
(3051). She d. Sept. 3. 1830. She d. Sept. 23, 1824. 

2403. Horace Allyn, b. Aug. 3, 1793.+ 

945- ALEXANDER LOOMIS, b. Torrington, Conn., June 15, 1770; m. ist, June 3, 

1792. Submit Spencer, d. Oct. 9, 1822; m. 2nd, Mary Foot, d. Mch., 1863. He d. 

July 4, 1849, East Hamilton, N. Y. 5 ch'n. 

2406. Calvin, b. Apr. 19, i793- + Sherburne, N. Y. 

2407. Abraham, b. Oct. 9, i79S- + 2410. Jerusha, b. 1803; m. Edward Dun- 

2408. Earl, b. May 18, 1798. + ham. East Hamilton, N. Y. One 

2409. Silvia, b. Mch. 12, 1801 ; m. Sylves- son was Alexander. See Torrey 
ter Bronson. She d. May 7, 1825. Gen., p. 74. 

947- EPAPHRAS LOOMIS, b. Conn.. Mch. 31, 1756; m. Dec. 5. 1777, Phoebe Bacon, 
d. May 3, 1833. He was drafted in 1777, and paid his fine of £5. In 1778, he 
served 12 3ays' training in Am, Rev. He resided near Rutland, Vt., for 30 yrs. 
and removed to Hannibal, N. Y., in 1814, and there d. Apr. 21, 1850. (Oswego 
Co.). 5 ch'n, b. Rutland. 

2411. Remembrance, b. June 24, 1780.+ 2412. Almira, b. 1783, d. ae. 21 yrs. 

iGoumiH (Sniralog^ 












2-13 1. 

Rachel, b. 1786; m. Oct. 3, 1805, 
Gad Daniels, d. 1854. She d. 1852. 
Oak Creek, Wis. 

Phoebe, b. 1789; m. Oct. 12, 1809, 
Asa Winchcll, d. May 3, 1848. She 
d. Apr. 3, 1812. Hannibal, N. Y. 

J415. LoK.MN£, b. 1792, d. ac. S years. 

Note. — By census of 1790, "Epaphros" 
Looniis of Clarendon, Rutland Co., Vt., is 
credited with 2 sons under 16 yrs. of age 
and 3 dai:ghters. 

DEAC. LORRAIX LOOMIS, b. Torrington, Conn., June 9, 1764; m. 1789, Abigail 
Rainsford, or Raynsford, d. Aug. 26, 1832, ae. 65. He was a school teacher from 1788 
to 1810; removed to Winchester in 1794, and d. July 7, 1857. He is said to have 
created a sensation in 1825, by providing, at his own expense, the first stove ever used 
in a church in the town of Winchester. 4 ch'n — b. Conn. 

LoPHELiA, b. July, 1790, d. Jan., 1793. 

1791. 2418. Nelson T., b. Mch., I799- + 

DoRRANCE, b. Sept., 1792, d. Mch., 2419. Edward R., b. Aug., 1806.-]- 

WAIT LOOMIS, b. Torrington. Conn., Nov. 23, 1765; m. Nov., 1796, Sarah Stone, 
d. Sept. 25, 1845, ae. 77. Served in Am. Rev. under Gen. Harmer, and d. at Win- 
chester, Conn., Feb. 25, 1849. i (?h'd, b. Winchester. 
SopHRONiA, b. Dec. 28, 1800; m. Mch. i, 1827, George Leonard. 

ARAH LOOMIS, b. Torrington, Conn., 

Loomis (1231). He d. Sept. lo, 1844, at 

Harriet, b. Feb. 4, 1800, d. Mch. 10, 


Mary, b. Jan. 27, 1802 ; m. Apr. 17, 

1839, Clark S. Swift. She d. Jan. 

20, 1869. Warren, Conn. 

Henry, b. Mch, 14, 1803, d. Mch. 

26, 1803. 

Abigail R., b. May 9, 1804; m. Mch. 

22, 183s, Horace C. Barber. 

July 7, 1767; m. May 15, 1799, Margaret 
Winchester, Conn., where b. his 8 ch'n. 

2425. Ruby, b. Apr. 27, 1806, untn., d. 
July 23, 1827. 

2426. Harriet, b. Mch. 16, 1808; m. Oct. 
27, 1840, George Raymond. She d. 
May 10, 1854. Winchester. 

2427. Lucy, b. Feb. 5, 1810, unni. 

2428. LuRA, b. Feb. 5, 1810; m. May 30, 
1843, Nelson Brooks, at Winches- 

IRA LOOMIS, b. Torrington, Conn., Sept. 19, 1770; m. July 25, 1793, Polly, b, 
Feb. I, 1776, a sister of Amanda, who m. Luman Loomis (3021), and dau. of 
Levi and Mary (.Whiting) Thrall. He d. 1841. Charlcstown, O. 2 ch'n. 
Flora, b. Jan. 2, 1794; m. 1814, Eli- 2430. Lopiiela, b. Nov. 12, 1795. 

jah N. Bissel. Charlestown, Ohio. 

BENJAMIN LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., Nov. 27, 1757; m. May 13, (Feb. 16), 
1778, Chloc Brown. He was a private in the Conn. Line, /Vm. Rev., rec'd a pen- 
sion, and d. Sept. 17, 1830, at Windsor, where b. his 10 ch'n. 


Benjamin, b. Dec. 8, 1779. -\- 
Ruth M., b. Sept. 27, 1781 ; ni. Sept. 243-. 

20, 1807, Stephen, b. Apr. 30, 1778, 
d. Jan. 27, 1842, son of Stephen and 
Eunice (Loomis, No. 929) Brown. 
Bloomfield, Conn. Ch'n: i. Ste- 2438. 

plien Harvey, 2. Ruth Eliza, 3. Mar- 
tha Almina, 4. Lydia Mason, 5. 
Walter. Sec Tuttle Gen., p. 561. 2439. 

George, b. Sept. 24. 1783.-!^ 
William, b. Nov. 8, 1785.-!- 
JoHN, b. Jan. 27, 1788. -(- 2440. 

Dr. Joel, b. Aug. 11, 1790; m. 1815, 
Lucy Woodruff. He d. 1864, with- 

out children. Colebrook, Conn. 
Rhoda, b. Dec. 20, 1792 ; ni. ist. 
Apr., 1813, James L. Lord of 
Bloomfield ; m. 2nd, Jeduthun Bum- 
stead, who d. 1865. Hartford, Conn. 
Adin. b. Apr. 17, 1795; ra. Charlotte 
McRellis. South Carolina. He d. 

James, b. Feb. 6, 1798; m. Nancy 
Welles of Bloomfield. He d. 1853. 
Canandaigua, N. Y. No ch'n. 
Julia, b. July 15, 1800; m. George 
Rockwell. She d. Jan. 27, 1825. 
Windsor. He d. 1830. 

959. NIDER LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., Apr. 9, 1768; m. Dec. 5, 1789, Anna Ander- 
son, d. June 3, 1840, ae, 75. He d. Apr. i, 1814, at Windsor, where b. his 5 ch'n. 

2441. Lyman, b. Dec. 5. 1790, unm., d. 1797. 

Mch. 26, 1862. 2444. Frederick, b. June 10, 1800, unm., 

2442. Guy, b. Feb. 20, 1795.-)- d. June I, 1845. 

2443. Simeon, b. June 18, 1797, d. Sept. 24, 2445. Spencer, b. Aug. 25, 1806. -|- 

960. 1R.\ LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., Feb. 13, 1770; m. Mch. 5, 1798, Rosamond, d. 
Sept. 18, 1849, ae. 76, dau. of Win. and Priscilla ( ) Warner, of Scotland, 
Conn. He was a farmer and d. Jan. 9, 1842, at Windsor, where b. his 4 ch'n. 


^txtli djfttfrattntt 

2446. GuRDON, b. Dec. 14, 1799. + 

2447. Ira, b. May 2, 1802. + 

2448. Wealthy P., b. Jan. 29, 1806, d. 
Aug. 29, 1826. 

2449. Ruth Rosamond, b. Apr. 19, 1815 ; 
m. Apr., 1836, Noah, b. Bloomfield, 




Conn., Feb. 28, 1814, d. there Dec. 
IS. 1893. son of Noah Griswold. 
She d. Windsor, Conn., Oct. 14, 
1883. Ch'n: I. Noah Loomis, 2. 
Rhoda A., 3. Francis Warner, 4. 
Charles Robert. 

961. ASHER LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., Apr. 4, 1772; m. Oct. 5, 1796, Rosinda, b. 
Mch. 17, 1774, d. Aug. 9, 1855, ae. 79, dau. of Deac. Shubael and Sarah [(Bassett) 
Gillette] Cooke. He d. Mch. 9, 1819, at Windsor, where b. his 6 ch'n. 

2450. Minerva, b. Mch. 5, 1799; m. Har- 
vey Risley, d. Mch. 20, 1869, ae. ^^. 
She d. Apr. 14, 1852. S. Windsor. 
Ch'n: I. Almira, 2. Ann. 

2451. Sarah, b. Mch. 15, 1800; m. Apr. 
2, 1856, Riley Smith, d. June 14, 
1865, ae. 68. She d. Dec. 25, 1866, 


2452. Roman Watson, b. Sept. 2, 1801.+ 

2453. Alma, b. Mch. 3, 1803, unm. 

2454. Nancy C, b. Mch. 16, 181 1; m. May 
3, 1834, Moses Loomis (2398). 

2455. Laura, b. June 12, 1813, d. Oct. 14, 

962. HORACE LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn, Aug. 4, 1774; m. ist, Apr. 22, 1800, Ursula 
Cook, d. June 4, 1815, ae. 36; m. 2nd, Hannah Hine, d. Aug. 13, 1824, ae. 44; m. 
3rd, Amy Clark, d. 1848. He d. Jan. 3, 1827. Cliampion, N. Y. 4 ch'n. 

2456. Tryphena, b. 1808, bapt. May 21, Rudd. He d. Oct., 1843. Wilna, 
1809; m. David Chase, who d. 1867. N. Y. ■ 

She d. Apr. 30, 1842. Champion, 2458. Son, b. 1812, d. young. 

N. Y. 2459. Harvey, b. May 15, 1815.+ 

2457. Flora, b. July g, 1810 ; m. Nathaniel 

964. TIMOTHY LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., June 3, 1750; m. ist. Nov. 25, 1773, 
Anna Roberts; she joined the church in 1818; m. 2nd, Hannah Webster, who d. 
June 22, 1848. He d. Feb. 15, 1832, Torrington, Conn. 9 ch'n— b. Conn. 

2460. Anna, b. Nov. 2, 1774; m. Elias 
Benham. She d. before 1830. 

2461. Sarah Talcott, b. July 27, 1776; 
m. Levi Skinner. She d. Apr., 1834. 
Eajt Windsor. He d. Aug. 21, 1816, 
ae. 53. Lh'd : i. James Loomis. 

2462. RoxA, b. Apr. 14, 1778, d. Mch. 20, 

2463. Timothy, b. Nov. 16, 1779. -j- 

2464. Allen, b. Sept. 2, 1781. + 

2465. Guy. b. Feb. 7, 1784, unm., d. Aug. 
22, 1807. 

2466. Welles, b. Jan. 17, 1786, unm., d. 
May, 1813. 

2467. Ruhamah, b. May 9, 1790; m. Sam- 
uel Blakeslee. She d. 1840. 

2468. Au-RELiA, b. June 18, 1792, unm., d. 
Dec. I. 1869. 

965. GEORGE LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., Sept. 29, 1753; m. ist, Dec. 7, 1780, Anne 
Loomis (1006); m. 2nd, Dec. 29. 1791, Rcumah or Rhumah, b. Dec. 20, 1755, d. 
Sept. 28, 1832, dau. of Samuel and Damaris (Strong) Moore. He d. Oct. 20, 
1804, at Windsor, where b. his 7 ch'n. 


Anne, b. Oct. 20, 1781 ; m. N. Kirt- 

land Doty, d. 1850. She d. May 12, 

1858. Attica, N. Y. 

Tryphena. b. Feb. 21, 1783; m. 

Aug. II, 1810, Daniel Hayden, who 

d, 1845. She d. Nov. 6, 1833. East 


Mary, b. Dec. 12, 1784, unm., d. 

May 18, 1827. Suffield. 

2472. George, b. June 25, 1787. -f- 

2473. Timothy, b. June 28, 1789. -f- 

2474. Epaphras, b. Nov. 10, 1792., unm., 

968. ICHABOD LOOMIS, b. Torrington, Conn., Jan. 17, 1742-3; m. Jan. 29, 1766, 

Mindwell Lewis, d. Aug. 6, 1807, ae. 65. He removed to Winchester in 1774, served 

in the Am. Rev., and d. July 31, 1785. 5 ch'n— b. Conn. 

2476. Thaddeus, b. Nov. 27, 1766. -f- First Cong. Ch. in Windsor, Conn., 

2477. Sibyl, b. June 25, 1770; m. July 3, 1812, and represented Windsor in 
1788, Deac. Benjamin, b. July 18, the Gen. Assenib., Oct., 1812, Oct., 
1767, d. July 22, 1850, son of Capt. 1816, and Oct., 1817. Removed to 
Benjamin and Mary (Bouton) Coventryville, N. Y., and was Deac. 
Benedict. He was Deac. of the of First Cong. Ch. there. See 

d. May 6, 1876. Windsor, Conn. 
The homestead of pioneer Joseph 
Loomis came down in regular suc- 
cession to Epaphras (2474). In 
1845 it was occupied by him and his 
sister Sarah. He sold it to Rev. 
George Loomis (5476), who after- 
wards sold it to John Mason Loom- 
is (2537). 

Sarah, b. Jan. 12, 1795, unm., d. 
July II, 1863. 

IConmxB ^ntralnrja 














Benedict Gen., p. 320. She d. Nov. 
26, 1836. Covcntryville, Chenango 
Co., N. Y. Ch'n: i. Etaughter, 2. 
Wealthy, 3. Sylvia Melissa. 
Aeiel, b. Aug. 8, 1773. + 
IcHABOu, b. June 15, 1775. + 

2480. Mi.vuwELL, b. Feb. 15, 1779; m. Jan. 
27, 1799, Asahel Welles. She d. 
1863. Fort Wayne, Ind. Ch'n : I. 
Almira, 2. Sibyl, 3. Asahel Harlow, 
4. Ruth, 5. Charles, 6. Lewis. (See 
Boyd's Windsor, p. 211). 

ROGER LOOMIS, b. Torrington, Conn., 1746; m. Abigail, b. Apr. 11, 1745, dau. 
of Daniel and Sarah (Johnson) Bartholomew. He d. 181S, at Torrington, where 
b. his 8 ch'n. 

2484. Elisha, b. 1777. + 


Sabra, b. 1773; m. (his 2nd wife) 
Mch. 18, 1801, Joseph, b. May 14, 
1765, d. Oct. 12, 1841, son of Joseph 
and Elizabeth (Filley) AUyn. See 
Hst. of Torrington. She d. Nov. 
20, 1833. Torrington. 
LuRA, b. 1775; m. May 7, iSot, Oli- 
ver, b. Dec. IS, 1775, d. Aug. 27, 
1831, son of Joseph and Elizabeth 
(Filley) Allen. She d. Apr. 2, 1843. 
Torrington. Ch'n: i. .'\melia P., 2. 
Horatio Nelson, 3. Joseph, 4. 
Phoebe Smith. 

Abigail, b. 1776; m. Dr. Joseph 
North. He was born in Goshen, 
May 14, 1769, and resided in North 
Cornwall, Conn. She d. 1853. 

D.'KNIEL LOOMIS, b. Torrington, Conn., Nov. 28, 1756; m. Apr. 30, 1783, Anna, 
b. Oct. 5, 1765, dau. of Deac. Aaron and Ruth (Hathaway) Phelps. He served 

Elijah, b. 1779, d. ae. 4 years. 
Sarah, b. 1781 ; m. May 11, 1783, 
Abel Roberts, b. Nov. 27, 1762, in 
Middletown, Conn., d. Jan. 20, 1834. 
He came to Torrington, after serv- 
ing in Am. Rev., and taught school 
here. She d. there, Feb. i, 1850. 
Ch'n : I. Harvey, 2. William T., 3. 
Laura, 4. Sabra, 5. Flora E. 

2487. Elijah, b. 1784, d. 1857. New York 

2488. Marflla, b. 1785; m. Nov. 29, 1798, 
Jesse, b. Dec. 14, 177b, son of Jo- 
seph and Manara (Grant) Blake. 
She d. i860. Camden, N. Y. 

in Am. Rev. Removed to Delhi, N. Y., 
part at Torrington and rest at Delhi. 
Mild, b. Sept. 26, 1783 ; m. June, 
1800, John Frost. Albany, N. Y. 
Elizabeth, b. Nov. 30, 1786; m. Jo- 
seph Newbury. Chautauqua (^o., 
N. Y. 

Tryphena, b. Oct. 23, 1788; m. John 
James Atherly. Chautauqua Co., 
N. Y. Ch'n: i. Elizabeth Ann. See 

and d. 1840. Hamden, N. Y. 6 ch'n — b. 

Sinclair, Gen., 1890. 

2492. Anna, b. May 10, 1796; m. 1826, 
William Millard. Clayville, Oneida 
Co., N. Y. 

2493. Daniel, b. Mch. 21, 1798. + 

2494. Laura, b. July, 1799; m. Seba Han- 
ford. Binghamton, N. Y. 


REUBEN LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., Nov 

Filley, b. Dec, 1746, d. Feb. 27, 1818. He d. 

his 5 ch'n. 

A child, b. May 13, 1770, d. next 


Laurana, b. May 15, 1771 ; m. July 

21., 1793. Hezekiah Ellsworth. She 

d. 1853. (See Stiles Sup., p. 58). 

Chester, Mass. Ch'n : i. Hezekiah, 

2. Laura, 3. Nathan, 4. Eunice, 5. 

Betsey, 6. Fanny. 


II, 1746; m. Aug. 17, 1769, Laurana 
Sept. 12, 1776, at Windsor, where b. 

Reuben, b. Apr. 16, 1773. -|- 
RoxANA, b. Mch. 23, 1775; m. Ed- 
ward, b. abt. 1756, son of Edward 
and Hannah (Skinner) Giles. She 
d. 1861. Charlesniont, Mass. Ch'n: 
I. Whitman. 2. Henry, 3. Emily, 4. 
Roxana. Sec Giles Gen., p. 166. 
Ichabod, b. Mch. 11, 1777. + 

JACOB LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., 
Hubbard, d. Jan. 6, 1843, ac. 89. lie d 
b. Conn. 

DiADEMA, b. Jan. 2, 1772; m. 1794, 
Lott Pinncy, d. Apr. 16, 1822, ae. 
50. She d. Jan., 1843, (1857). 
Simsbury, Conn. Ch'n: i. Lot, 2. 
Diadema, 3. Chloe, 4. Anson, 5. Re- 
becca, 6. Lester, 7. Julia Ann. 
Jacob, b. Oct. 15, 1773. -f 
Rebecca, b. Dec, 1776; m. Aug. 29, 
1798, Hezekiah, bapt. Jan. i, 1776, 
son of Samuel and Rebecca (Loom- 
is, No. 976) Goodwin, her ist cous- 

Sept. 25, 1750; m. Aug. 15, 1771, Diadema 
Jan. 13, 1826. Bloomfield, Conn. 7 ch'n — 

in. She d. July 11, 1804, and he m. 
2nd, Achsah, dau. of Samuel and 
Roxana (Barnard) Barnard. He d. 
July 10, 1870. See Goodwin Gen., 
p. 496, for desc'ts. Ch'n : i. Heze- 
kiah, 2. Abigail, 3. John Pantry, 4. 

2503. JoAB, b. Jan. 22, 1780, d. Aug. 10, 

2504. Anna, b. Nov. 16, 1783, d. Sept. 10, 


^txtl| (ii^n^raltim 

2505. JoAB, b. Aug. 2, 1786. + 67. She d. June 25, 1826. Bloom- 

2506. Julia Anna, b. Dec. 15, 1788; m. field. 
Henry Cornish, d. Apr. 7, 1854, ae. 

979. DEAC. ELIJAH LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., Feb. 16, 1754; m. May 10, 1778, 
Abigail Gillctt. He d. May 10, 1820. Bloomfield, Conn. 6 ch'n — b. Conn. 

2507. Eunice, b. May 17, 1783, d. Jan. 13, Bennington, N. Y., July 4, 1832. She 
1812. d. Bennington, N. Y., July 10, i860. 

2508. AuRELiA, b. Feb. 2, 1785, d. Sept. 14, Ch'n: i. Clarissa, 2. Romanti, 3. 
1791. Sylvester, 4. Erastus, 5. Mary, 6. 

2509. Sylvester, b. Mch. 26, 1787, d. Jan. Martha, 7. Harriet, 8. Romanti. 
14, 1797. 2511. Erastus, b. Mch. 14, 1792. + 

2510. Clarissa, b. May 31, 1789; m. Jan. 2512. Abigail, b. Nov. 19, 1799; m. J. 
26, 1809, Romanti Woodford, b. Hutchinson. She d. 1835. South- 
Farmington, Conn., June i, 1786, d. wick, Mass. 

980. ABIJAH LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., Jan. 23, 1756; m. Elizabeth Gillett. He 
served in Am. Rev. and d. June 27, 1805, Bloomfield, Conn., where b. his 5 ch'n. 

2513. HuLDAH, b. Feb. 9, 1782, bapt. Aug. 2514. George, b. Oct., 1784. + 

25, 1782; m. Elizur Loomis (2997) 2515. Timothy, bapt. June 22, 1787. -j- 

in 1814. She removed to New York, 2516. Wealthy Ann, b. 1788, d. Apr. 17, 
and in 1846 to New Berlin, Wis., . 1796. 

and d. 1864. 2517. Calvin, b. Nov. 18, 1792. + 

982. OLIVER LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., Oct. 30, 1768; m. Feb. 9, 1792, Chloe Wood, 
b. May 19, 1763. He removed to Windsor, O., in 1805, and there d. Apr. 23, 1843. 
7 ch'n. 

2518. Uriah, b. Mch. 19, 1793; m. 1831, drowning. 

Eliza Laskey. He d. June 6, 1833. 2522. Elizabeth, b. 1801 ; m. 1819, Seth 

Windsor, O. Pomeroy. She d. 1843. Benning- 

2519. Chloe, b. Mch. 29, 1795; m. Oct. 8, ton, N. Y. 

1814, Zerah Cook. She was living 2523. Erastus, b. June 3, 1807. + 

in 1869. Windsor, O. 2524. Luther, b. July 10, 1809, d. Apr. 6, 

2520. Oliver, b. Jan. 17, 1797. + 1843. 

2521. Allen, b. 1799, d. Apr. 22, 1814, by 

988. JUSTIN LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., Mch. 2, 1785; m. June 16, 1808, Mary Rolph, 
d. Dec, 1874. He removed to Bennington, N. Y., in 1806, and there d. Oct. 18, 
1858, where b. his 6 ch'n. 

2525. Justin, b. 1809, d. young. Mch. 28, i860. Bennington, N. Y. 

2526. Justin Rolph, b. Aug. 21, 1810. + 2528. John, b. 1815, d. young. 

2527. Mary Osborn, b. June 25, 1812; m. 2529. Lucy Lavinia, b. June 8, 1818; m. 
June 25, 1844, Charles, son prob. Mch. 10, 1839, Rev. Alvin Plumley. 
(see N. Y. Gen. and Biog. Record, Rockford, la. 

'Vol. 36, p. 211) of Benjamin and 2530. John, b. June 19, 1820. + 

Nancy (Gardiner) Throop. He d. 

993. COL. JAMES LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., Oct. 24, 1779; m. Mch. 7, 1805. Abigail 
Sherwood, d. Nov. 5, 1867, ae. 80, dau. of Dr. Hezekiah and Charlotte (Bradley) 
Chaffee of Windsor. He was Col. ist Regt. Conn., Militia. A farmer, miller, mer- 
chant. Highly honored, Memb. State Leg. 1825-6, and 1836. In his home oc- 
curred the death of "Old Nance," perhaps the last slave in Conn., as the following 
sketch shows: "In 1775 there was b. at Greenfield Hill, Fairfield Co., Conn., a 
negro girl, the property of Hezekiah Bradley till 4 yrs. old, when she was given 
to Charlotte Bradley (Chaffee, wife of Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee of Windsor. At his 
death in 1821, she, now known as Old Nance, became a household gift and charge, 
commended to the especial care of his dau., Mrs. Abigail Sherwood Loomis. in 
whose family she was most kindly cared for to the day of her death in 1857, aged 
82." Old Nance, perhaps, closes the record of negro slavery in Conn., within one- 
half mile of the spot where the first negro slave was held and lived. See Stiles's 
Ancient Windsor, p. 435, Vol. I. Col. Loomis d. May 11, 1862, at Windsor, where 
b, his 7 ch'n. See Am. Ancestry, Vol. VIII. 

2531. Abigail Sherwood, b. Nov. 28, 1805, 2534. Samuel Odiah, b. Apr. 19, 1811; 
d. Dec. 30, 1805. m. June 2, 1847, Charlotte, b. Sept. 

2532. James Chaffe, b. Apr. 29, 1807. -|- 20, 1820, dau. of Alfred and Mary 
2533- Hezekiah Bradley, b. Feb. 27, (Roberts) Bliss. He d. July 18, 

1809. -f 1855. She m. 2nd, Dec. 19, 1859, 

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Rev. Orlando H. White, D. D. 
OsBERT BuRK, b. July 30, 1813; m. 
Dec. 19, 1843, Jeannette Hart, d. 2536. 

Aug. 24, 1897, ae. 82, dau. of Rev. 
Dr. Samuel Farinar and Sarah Mc- 
Curdy (Hart) Jarvis. See Salis- 
bury Gen., p. 88. He grad. Y. Coll. 
1835. He resided for a while in 
Cuba, but mostly in N. Y. City. An 
artist and painter. One of the 2537. 

founders of the Loomis Institute 
which is to exist at Windsor. 
Abigail Sarah, b. Sept. 23, 1815; 
m. Aug. 9, 1848, H. Sidney Hayden, 
who d. June 9, 1896, at Windsor. 
He was also one of the founders 
and incorporators of the Loomis In- 
stitute. She d. July 10, 1898. No 
John Mason, b. Jan. 5, 1825. -)- 






ODIAH loomis, b. Windsor, Conn., Sept. 28, 1783; m. Harriet, b. Nov. 9, 1786, 
d. Nov. II, 1867, dau. of Samuel and Jerusha (Bissell) AUyn. (Dr. Elias Loomis 
has it that she d. Apr. 13, 1859, ae. 73). Memb. State Leg. in 1818. Farmer. Dem't. 
Cong't. He d. Oct. 31, 1831, at Windsor, where b. his 7 ch'n. 

Dr. William Ozias, b. July 22, 
1808, received M. D. at Y. C. 1831 ; 
unm., d. Feb. i, 1836. 
Eli Odiah, b. Dec. 14, 1809, unm., 
d. May 9, 1842. 
Edgar, b. Feb. 14, 1812. + 
Sarah Jerusha, b. Mch. 12, 1814, 2543. 

d. Apr. 22, 1852. 

Harriet Emily, b. June 14, 1818; 2544. 

m. May 26, 1841, Dr. Jeremiah Pea- 
body, b. Feb. 24, 1808, d. June 23, 

JUDGE BERIAH loomis, b. Bolton, Conn., Mch. i, 1753; m. July 14, I774, 
Mary Benton of Tolland, Conn., d. Nov. 29, 1820, ae. 69. He resided in Tolland 
1774-9, removed to Thetford, Vt., 1780. He served in Am. Rev., and in Capt. Wm. 
Beaton's Co. of Orange Co. Militia. He was a memb. of Vt. Leg., 1782, '87, '88, 
and 1817; a memb. of Constitutional Convention, 1791 ; a memb. of Council of Cen- 
sors, 1792; a memb. of Councillors, 1802-13; and Judge of Orange Co., Vt., 1797, 
1801, '06, '11, '13, and '16. He d. Sept. 22, 1819. 11 ch'n. 

1870, son of Dr. Jeremiah and Mrs. 
Temperance (Dodge) Jewett. Low- 
ell, Mass. -Ch'n: i. Emma L, 2. 
Henrietta A., 3. Thomas P., 4. Jo- 
seph D., 5. Alice A. See N. E. H. 
& G. Reg., Vol. 27, p. 88. 
Charles Henry, b. Jan. 17, 1820, 
d. Nov. 10, 1848. 

Thomas Warham, b. Mch. I, 
1827. + 







Beriah, b. May 8, 1775. -j- 
JosiAH, b. Oct. 17, 1776, unm., d. 
May 13, 1832. Thetford, Vt. 
Judge Jeduthun, b. Jan. s, 1779. + 

Mary, b. Nov. 6, 1780; m. 

Choate. She d. 1840. Boscawen, 
N. H. 

Edna, b. Oct. 30, 1782; m. Rev. 
Aaron Palmer. He gr. Dart. Coll. 
She d. 1834, Barre, Vt. Ch'n: I. 
Caroline, 2. Locke, 3. Loomis, .(. Ed- 
na (her husband was Hon. Horace 
Eaton, Gov. of Vt.), 5. Isaac Watts, 
6. Aaron. 

Horatio, b. Oct. 26, 1784, d. Nov. 
30, 1802. Thetford, Vt. 

Lydia, b. Mch. s, 1786; m. ist, 

Palmer ; m. 2nd, Fitch. She d. 

May 30, 1854. Thetford. Ch'n, by 

1st m. : I. Sophia, 2. Eliza, 3. Mary; 
by 2nd m. : i. Nancy Jane. 

2552. Sophia, b. Dec. 22, 1787; m. ist, 
Asa Grimes, d. Mav 5, 1816; m. 2nd, 
Matthias, d. Mch. 22, 1866, son of 
Moses and Joanna (Bonnel) Day. 
She d. Sept. 19, 1861. Mansfield, 
Ohio. One ch'd by 2nd m. was : 
I. Matthias, Jr. 

25.';3. GusTAvus. b. Sept. 23, 1789. + 

2554. AzRo, b. Sept. 3, 1791- + 

2555. Cynthia, b. Dec. 16, 1794; m. Amos 
W. Brown. She d. 1848. Potsdam, 
N. Y. Ch'n: i. Maria C, 2. Amos 

Note. — By census of 1790, Beriah Loom- 
is, Thetford, Vt., is credited with 5 sons 
under 16 yrs of age and 5 daughters. 

COL. LUTHER LOOMIS, b. Sufficld, Conn, 
Jemima, dau. of David and Jerusha (Coolcy) 
21, 1834. He was a memb. State Leg. 1800-1801 
ern Reserve" Co., he and Ebcnezer King hoi 
200,000 shares. Date of deed for same, Sept. 9, 
1812, at Sufficld, where b. his 7 ch' 
Aug. 19, 1778, d. Nov. 

d. Oct. 20, 
Luther, b, 
3. 1778. 

Jemima, b. Sept. 24, 1779; m. Jan. 
I, 1801, Tliaddeus. Jr.. b. Feb. 16, 
1778, d. Oct. 12, 1828. son of Thad- 
deus and Elizabeth (King) Leavitt. 
She d. Apr. 10, 1846. Suffield, Conn. 


, June 24, 1754; m. June 24, 1777, 
Bronson, b. Apr. 24, 1761, d. Mch. 
p. Also a stockholder in the "West- 
ding 44,318 shares, $1 each, out of 
, 1795, dated at Hartford, Conn. He 
Cli'n : I. Jane Maria, 2. William 
Henry, 3. Julia Ann, 4. John George. 
See b wight Gen., p. 407, for de- 

Luther, b. July 27, 1781. + 
Arabella, b. May 20, 1783, d. June 
5, 1792. 








nxtit (^^n^rattntt 















George, b. May 2, 1787, unm., d. 

June 16, 1811. 

Elizabeth, b. Feb. 28, 1789, d. Dec. 

22, 1846. 

Arabella, b. May i, 1797 ; m. ist, 

May 2, 1814, Gustavus Upson, who 
d. June 28, 1816; m. 2nd, Feb. 9, 
1818, Henry Upson, who d. June 11, 
1853. She d. Jan. 20, 1874. New 
Haven, Conn. 

NATHANIEL LOOMIS, b. Suffield, Conn., July 8, 1758; m. Nov. 28, 1782, Bethena, 

b. Mch. 2, 1766, dau. of David and Jerusha (Cooley) Bronson. He d. Dec. 27, 

1794, and his widow m. 2nd, Nov. 22, 1795, Erastus Granger, d. Dec. 22, 1826. She 

d. Jan. 6, 1803. 4 ch'n— b. Suffield. 

Calvin, b. June 2, 1784, unm., d. 2565. Simeon, b. June 2, 1789. + 

Apr. 27, 1806. 2566. Henry, b. June 9, 1794. + 

Nathaniel, b. May 3, 1786. + 

ELIJAH LOOMIS, b. Conn., July 17, 1761 ; ni. by Eben'r Kellogg, Jan. i, 1784, 
Rachel Chapman, d. Mch. r, 1855, ae. 90. He served in the Am. Rev. from 1775 
to 1781, was wounded in the battle of Monmouth and was a pensioner for life. He 
joined the ch. in Vernon, Oct. 27, 1782. About 1800 he removed to N. Y. and d 
Dec. 29, 1848. Cicero, N. Y. 4 ch'n, b. No. Bolton, Conn. 
Russell, b. Oct. 28, 1784. + 13. 1832. Cicero, N. Y. 

Clarissa, b. Mch. 10, 1788, d. May 2570. Sarah, b. Jan. 12, 1799; m. May 12 

9. 1806. 1816, Benjamin Shepard, who d. 

Rachel, b. Oct. 19, 1793; m. Mch. Jan. 5, 1867, ae. 76. Cicero, N. Y. 

26, 1812, Ucal Dennis. She d. Apr. 

LUKE LOOMIS, b. Conn., Sept. 21, 1766; m. July 2, 1789, Ruth Loomis (1043). 
He owned the Cov., Vernon, Conn., July 25, 1790.' Memb. House of Representa- 
tives 1815. Farmer and free soiler. He d. Barkhamsted, Conn., Aug. 18, 1834. 5 
ch'n — b. Conn. 

Belinda, b. May 3, 1790; m. Sept. 8, 
1831, (his 2nd w.), William, b. Nov. 
21, 1778, d. July 12, 1862, at Bark- 
hamsted, Conn., son of Roger and 
Mehitable (Hurd) Stillman. She d. 
May 6, 1864. 

Leister, b. Oct. 2, 1791. -|- 
Electa, b. July 24, 1795 ; m. Dec. 

31, 1818, Amos H. Perkins, who d. 
1836. She d. Feb. 15, 1872. New 

2574. LoRiNG, b. June 22, 1797. + 

2575. Ruth, b. Mch. 26, 1804 ; m. Feb. 26, 
1824, George A. Adams. She d. 
Jan. 31, 1864. Victor, N. Y. 

JOHN LOOMIS, b. Bolton, Conn., Nov. 28, 1778; m. ist, July 17, 1803, Fanny 
House, d. Sept. 28, 182.=;: m. 2nd. Sept. 10, 1826, Luna Loomis (760). He d Apr 
28, 1868. Cazenovia, N. Y. 9 ch'n. ' 


George, b. Jan. 28, 1806. -|- 

Lewis T., b. May 7, 1807. -f- 

Harry H., b. Mch. 21, 1809. -}- 

Alfred, b. Mch, 25, 181 1, d. Feb. 12, 


John C, b. Nov. 16, 1813. -|- 

Chaeles, b. Apr. 17, 1815, d. Nov. 

27, 1834. 

Erastus F., b. Apr. 18, 1825, d. July 

SAMUEL LOOMIS, b.ipt. Feeding Hills, 
Abigail Betts of Sandisfield, Mass. He 
where b. his 2 ch'n. 
Emily, b. 1811; m. Apr. 8, 1832, 
Lorenzo Lord. He d. July 25, 1878, 
ae. 69. She d. Aug. 28, 1887. One 
child was William. Agawam, Mass. 
Samuel, b. June i, 1813; m. ist, 
Apr. 8, 1835, Martha E., b. Dec. 3, 

MARVIN LOOMIS, b. Feeding Hills, Mass., Aug. 25, 1795; m. 1834, Flavia Worth- 
ington. He d. Nov. 13, 1842, at Feeding Hills, Mass., where b. his S ch'n. 

Anne, b. , 1834; m. Mch. 6, 25S8. Marvin, b. Jan. 6, 1836. + 

1853, George A. Atkins. She was 2589. Adaline, b. 1838; m. Nov. 25, 1838. 

19 and he 22, when married. See Morris L., b. July n, 1833, %on of 

Westfield, Mass., Marriage Records. Gavlor M. and 'Ma'lina (Chapin! 

29, 1849. 

James F., b. Apr. 15, 1830; m. 
Dec. 10, 1861, Louisa Simms. He 
d. July 23, 1863. U. S. army. No 
2584. Caroline E., b. Mch. 24, 1833; m. 
1868, George W. Taylor. Cazenovia, 
N. Y. 

Mass., Sept. 26, 1784; ni. Oct. 13, 1810, 
d. Apr. 3, 1835. Feeding Hills, Mass., 

1809, dau. of Rev. Enoch and Mar- 
tha (Hamilton) Burt, and divorced 
Feb. 22, 1858; m. 2nd, July 28, 1859, 
Mrs. Philinda Chaffee, b. 1826, dau. 
of Theodore Risley. No children. 
Manchester, Conn. 

IConmtB ^fu^alo^^ 









Charter. Ch'n: i. Franklin M., 2. 2590. Nancy, b. 1840, d. Sept. 19, i8S9- 

George W., 3. Clara A. See Chapin 2591. Martha, b. 1842, d. Sept. 15, 1861. 

Gen., p. iSS- 

S.^MUEL ROGER LOOMIS, b. Bolton, Conn., June 13, i757; m. Isabella Sheldon. 

He d. Sept., 1822. Booth Bay, Me. 8 ch'n. 

Ebenezer, b. 1790, lost at sea about 


Martha, b. 1793; m. William Brad- 2597. 

ley of .'Kndover, Mass. She d. 1854. 2598. 

Abiel Wood, b. 1795, lost at sea 

about 181 1. 

Abner, b. Sept. 10, 1796. + 2599. 

Hannah Pool, b. Aug. 26, 1798; m. 





Aug. 20, 1826, Zara Mansfield. Bos- 
ton, Mass. 

Fanny, b. 1803. d. ae. 13 years. 
Abigail, b. 1806; m. Frederick 
Hutchins. She d. 1842. Booth Bay, 
Clara, b. 1808, d. ae. 13 years. 

LEVI LOOMIS, b. Bolton, Conn., May 7, 17^1 ; ni. Sept, 28, 1794, Violetta Met- 
calf (Hollister's Gen. says Uletta Thomas). She d. .^ndover, Conn., Aug. 4, 1822. 
ae. 56. He d. May 25, 1857, at Bolton, where b. his 5 ch'n. 

Jabez Metcalf, b. June 13, 1795. -\- 
Emilia, b. AuR. 5, 1797; m. Rev. 

Saxton. She d. 1850. Wilbra- 

ham, Mass. 

Sally Maria, b. July 24, 1800 ; m. 
Nov. 18, 1824, Samuel, b. Andover, 
June 4, 1801, son of Gideon and 
Mary (Olmsted) Hollistcr. Paper 
manuf'r. (Burnside P. O.), Conn. 
Ch'n: I. Sally M., 2. Samuel Whit- 
ing, 3. Wm. L., 4. Wm. Thomas, 5. 
Francis, 6. Martha, 7. Ellen, 8. Ma- 

ria. For desc'ts see Hollister Gen., 
p. 270. 

2603. Infant, b. 1802, d, Jan. 7, 1803. 

2604. Tirzah (twin), b. 1802, d. Nov. i, 
1804, ae. 2. 

2605. Peleo Thomas, b. Feb. 24, 1803. -|- 

2606. Martha Thares, b. Mch. 9, 1806; 
m. Mch. 6, 1830, Wm. L. Ishain, of 
Wilbraham, Mass. Black River, N. 
Y. One ch'd was Amelia M. See 
Felt Gen., p. 371. 

ROSWELL LOOMIS, b. Bolton, Conn., June 14, 1763; m. ist, by Eben. Kellogg, 
June 14, 1786, Sarah Evans, d. Dec. 9, 1800; m. 2nd, Feb. 9, 1801, Mercy Johnson, 
who in 1874 was living at age of 98. Pawlet, Vt. 7 ch'n. 


Sarah, b. Aug. 3, 1788, d. Apr. i, 


Mary, b. Nov. i, 1791. Living 

(1869) at Ellisburgh, N. Y. 

Roswell, b. Nov. 17, 1793, d. Jan. 

2, 1814. 

Phoebe, b. Feb. 3. 1797, d. Jan. 8, 

2611. Johnson, b. Feb. 11, 1806, d. July 
9. 1814. 

2612. Priscilla, b. Sept. 15, 1809, d. Nov. 
3, 1829. 

V 2613. Johnson, b. Sept. 12, 1816. -)- 

ABNER LOOMIS, b. Bolton. Conn., Feb. 8, 1768: m. Hannah Beman, d. Aug. 13, 

t8oi. In 1801 he removed to Pawlet, Vt., afterwards to Plattsburg, N. Y., and d. at 

Burlington, Vt. 3 ch'n. 

EnwiN Beman, bapt. Mch. 15, 

1796. + 

Delia Baker, b. 1799; m. Eli Rob- 2616 

crts. She d. 1868. Plattsburg, N. 

Y. Had 13 ch'n. "10 of whom lived 

to grow up." 

Elitaii Meaki.n's, b. Mch. 13, 


1045. SOLOMON LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn.. Jan. 10. 1761 ; m. Mary 


the ch. in Vernon, Conn., 1783, removed to Mt. Holly, Vt., and there d. Nov. 12, 
1804. 9 ch'n. 

2617. Mary, b. Aug. 27, 1787. 1803. 

2618. Rowland, b. Mch. i, 1789. 2625. Orin, b. May 2, 1804. 

2619. Rachel, b. Dec. 22, 1790. 

2620. Lucy, b. Oct. 5, 1792. Note. — By census of 1790, Solomon 

2621. Sibyl, b. Mch. 27, 1794. Loomis of Tinmouth, Vt,, is credited with 

2622. Solomon, b. Sept. 28, 1796. i son under 16 yrs. of a.gc, and 3 daugh- 

2623. Tryphena, b. Aug. 13, 1798. ters. Now Mt. Holly and Tinmouth are 

2624. Partha, b. Sept. 2, 180Q, d. July 19, both in Rutland Co. 

1046. HEZEKIAH LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn.. Nov. 10, 1762; m. Elsey (Elsa) . 

One authority says her name was Lucv. d. Oct. 13. 1840. ae. 73. Owned the cov- 
enant, Jan. 30, 1780. Rem. to Springfield. Mass., 1795, and there he d. Dec. 12, 1833. 
His will gives the name of his wife as Lucy. 3 ch'n. 









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Warren, bapt. Nov. 2, 1788. Springfield Ch. records has, under 

Russell, b. June 12, 1791. + Loomis: Hezekiah and Ruth joined 

Ruth, b. Springfield, Mass., ; church, Sept. 3, 1820. Was it this 

m. Feb. 10, 1808, Jonathan, b. May Ruth? If so, who is the Hezekiah? 

25, 1782, son of Ebenezer and Ma- See Longmeadow Morgan Notes 

riam ( ) Morgan. Springfield. for descendants. 
Ch'n: I. Eliza, 2. Ruth. The 

JOSEPH LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn., July 7, 1766; m. Nov. 26, 1789, Anna Rissell, 
b. Oct. 20, 1763. d. Dec. 23, 1843. He served in Am. Rev., removed to Colebrook, 
Coos Co., N. H., in 1800, where he held various ofiices of trust, and where he d. 
Apr. 6, 1856. 6 ch'n. 

2632. Horace, b. July 20, 1797. + 

2633. Elizabeth, (Betsey), b. Sept. i, 
1799; m. Dr. Lyman Lombard. She 
d. Feb., 1872. Colebrook, N. H. 

2634. William, b. June 15^ 1802. + 

2629. Abiel Anson, b. May 6, 1791. + 

2630. Lewis, b. May 10, 1793. + 

2631. Anna, b. Aug. 5, 1795; m. Heman 
Beach, who d. 1870. She d. May 
27, 1840. Colebrook, N. H. 

1049. DANIEL LOOMIS, (very prob. son of No. 404), bapt. Conn., Sept. 23, 1768, and 
prob. raised there ; m. prob. in Delaware Co., N. Y., Sarah Olmstead. In early 
life he settled in N. Y., on the Delaware river, and engaged in the lumber busi- 
ness, rafting logs — hence became known as Capt. Daniel Loomis. He was the 
youngest of 4 brothers. In 1821 he removed from Delaware to Oswego Co., N. 
Y., and in 1828 he removed to Wayne Co., O., settling near Johnston's Corners, where 
he d. abt. 1847, ^nd is there buried, as is also his wife. (His granddaughter, Mary 
Dawson's dau. spells the name Lomas, for all of the family). 4 ch'n — b. N. Y. 

2635. John, b. ; m. . He d. be- 6, 1885. He removed to Hancock 

fore i860 in Ind., and left a family. Co., O., and thence to Iowa in 1854. 

2636. Samuel, b. .-J- He was a prosperous farmer. Ch'n: 

2637. Cynthia, b. May i, 1810; m. Wil- i. Enoch Burrows, 2. Cyrus Perry, 
liam Herrick Loomis (No. 1743). 3. John Loomis. 4. Thomas Martin 

2638. Mary, b. Apr. 5. 1812; m. Wooster, Van Buren, 5. Daniel Olmstead, 6. 
O., July 31, 1831, to John Wil- Jemima, 7. Mary Ellen, 8. George 
liam, son of Thomas Dawson, b. Boylston, 9. Sarah, 10 Bridget Cyn- 
Oct. 23, 1809, d. Nevada, Iowa, Dec. thia, 11. Emily Jane. 

1054. JACOB LOOMIS, b. Bolton, Conn., Feb. 25, 1772: m. Dec. 24, 1801. Jemima, b. 
Glastonbury, Conn., June 22, 1777, d. Nov. 19, i860, dau. of Reuben and (Web- 
ster) Risley. He d. Dec. 8, 1833, at Andover, Conn. 6 ch'n — all b. Hebron, Conn. 

2640. Jacob Osman, b. Oct. 24, i8o2.-f 

2641. Nathaniel Mann, b. July 25, 
180S. + 

2642. Mary Peters, b. May s, 1808; m. 
May 20, 1834, Harry Tewett, b. Feb. 
15. 1806, d. Feb. 4, 1887, son of An- 
selm and Betsey (Jewett) Corn- 
stock. She d. Mch. 16, 1887. Brock- 
port, N. Y. Ch'n : I. Jane ."Amelia, 
2. Martha Adelaide, 3. Caroline 

1057- JERIJAH LOOMIS, b. Bolton, Conn., July 21, 1769: m. Susannah Rislev, d. 
Aug. 20, 1848, ae. 77. Farmer. Cong't. He d. Feb. 15, 1846, at Bolton, where b. his 
9 ch'n. 

Goodspeed, 4. Helen Josephine. 
2643. Martha Ann, b. July 4. 1812, unm. 
Manchester, Conn., where she d. 
Mch. 14, 1904. 

MiLO Monroe, b. June 13, 1816, 
unm. Rep. Gen. Assem 1862. Man- 
chester, Conn. He d. Jan. 24, 1907 — 
killed by a freight train. 
Norman, b. Aug. i, 1821.-}- 



2646. Tirzah, b. , d. Mch. 29, 1802, 

ae. 3. 

2647. Sarah, b. Oct., 1790; m. Sept. 8, 
1818, Judah, b. Sept. 8. 1793, d. Nov. 
14. i860, son of Judah and Jerusha 
(Warner) Strong. He m. 2nd his 
1st wife's sister, Sophronia. She d. 
Oct. 4, 1825. Bolton. Ch'n: i. 
William G., 2, Walter L. 

2648. Electa, b. Feb. 11, 1801 ; m. Jan. 29, 
1824, Joseph Wadsworth, b. Jan. 8, 
1798, d. June 16, i860, son of Daniel 
and Lydia Martha (Brewster) Ly- 
man. Blacksmith. See Lyman Gen., 

p. 96, for desc'ts. Stockbridge, N. 
Y. Ch'n : i. Electa Maria, 2. Emer- 
son Wadsworth. 

2649. Tirzah , b. Mch. 16, 1803 ; m. Sept. 
21, 1826, Jacob Sanders. Homer, 
N. Y. 

2650. Sophronia, b. Jan., 1805 ; m. Sept. 
7, 1826, Judah Strong. Farmer. Bol- 
ton, Conn. Ch'n : I. Wash- 
ington, 2. Juliette, 3. Henry, 4. Rob- 
ert, 5. Sarah, 6. Cornelia. See 
Strong Gen. for desc'ts. 

2651. Hannah, b. Dec. 14, 1807; m. Nov. 
I, 1832, Ira, b. Feb. 9, 1808, son of 

ICniimts ^rnralnriiT 










Joseph and Anna (Dart) Lyman. 
See Lyman Gen., p. 98. Lowville, 
N. Y. Ch'n: i. Francis Emerson, 
2. Francis Loomis. 
Jerijah, b. Jan. 16, 1809. + 
Mercy, b. Sept., 1812; m. 1837, 






Charles Giles, b. Oct. 24, 1813, son 
of Jesse and Theodora (Dewey) 
Lyman. She d. Nov. 30, 1855. 
Slockbridge, Madison Co., N. Y. 
Fidelia, b. June, 1814 ; m. Lysander 
Chapman. Earlville, N. Y. 

HEZEKIAH LOOMIS, b. Tolland Co., Ct., May 21, 1779; m. Hannah Moycr, b. 
Dauphin Co., Pa., Oct.. 1782, d. Lebanon Co., Pa., 1815. He was purser on the 
"Vi-xcn" in the war with Tripoli in 1804, under Commodore Decatur ; taught school 
in Dauphin Co., Pa., 1810. He d. Payton, O., Aug. 18, 1862, where he resided one 
year. 3 ch'n. 
Daughter, b. 1806, d. young. 1843, Anna Barbara Ochlenschlager. 

James Decatur, b. Mch, 29, 1808. + He d. . No ch'n. 

Hezekiah, b. July 4, 1812; m. Apr. 

JOSIAH LOOMIS, b. Conn. abt. 1770; m. Jane Craig. He d. 1821. Utica, N. Y. 

6 ch'n. 

John, b. 1800, d. young. 2661. Nelson, b. 1806, unin., d. Manches- 

Josiah, b. 1802. + ter. Conn., 1830. 

William, b. 1804, unm. Removed 2662. Mary, b. 1808. Removed to N. Y. 

to N. Y. 2663. Benjamin, b. 1810. -f- 

LIEUT ISRAEL LOOMIS. b. Union, Conn., Oct. 29, 1756; m. Jan., 1785, Hannah 
Loomis (1183), d. Nov. 7, 1847. He was a Lieut, in army of Am. Rev. and d. May 
II, 1825, at Pomfret, N. Y. tlis granddaughter, Mrs. Reed, writes nie that Lieut. 
Loomis was a clerk to Gen. Washington; that he owned 700 acres of land on the 
shore of Lake Erie. 9 ch'n. 

Rhodolphus, b. Mch. 29. 1786. + 2668. 

William, b. July 25, 1788. + 2669. 

Sarah, b. July 4, 1792; m. Sept. 23, 

1813, Dr. Elisha Skinner, d. 1839. 

She d. Mch. 23, 1852. Van Buren 2670. 

Co., Iowa. 

Israel, b. Mch. 20, 1795. unm., d. 2671. 

Feb., 1829. Pomfret, N. Y. 2672. 

Nathaniel, b. May 17, 1797. + 
Fanny, b. Mch. 5, 1799; m. July S, 
1827, Samuel Culbertson. Living 
(1872) Fairfield, Iowa. 
Mary, b. Aug. 24, 1801, unm. Bir- 
mingham, Iowa. 
Abner, b. July 7, 1803. + 
Henry Dyer, b. Mch. 11, 1805.+ 

ABNER LOOMIS, b. Union, Conn., June 3, 1759; m. Southampton, Mass., Mch. 
24 1783, Zilpah, b. Nov. 13, 1756, d. May 19, 1847, dau. of Eliakim and Esther 
(Graves) Field, of Whatley, Mass. He served in the Rev. War, and his sons rec'd 
$14,000 from the .gov't for his services. He d. Apr. 2, 1812, at Whatley, Mass., where 
b. his 5 ch'n. 

Sarah (or Sally), b. Aug. 24, 1783; 

m. 1804, Elijah Sanderson, b. Con- 2674. 

wavj Mass., .Aug. 16, 1780, d. Mch. 

24,' 1850. She d. Nov. 27, i8S4> 2675. 

Whatley. Ch'n: r. Samantha, 2. 2676. 

Luther, 3. Louisa, 4. Hannah, 5. 2677. 

Calvin, 6. Mary, 7. Electa S., 8. 

James. See Craft's Whatley, 1899, 

CALVIN LOOMIS, h. Conn., 1767: m. ist 

Green ; she was the widow of Beza Whitman. 

boro, N. Y., with his cousin, Nathan Loomis. 

Y. 7 ch'n— first 4 b. at Potter, N. Y. 

Laura, b. 1792; m. Peter Simmons. 

She d. 1846, and he m. her sister 

Maria. Italy, Yates Co., N. Y. 2682. 

Stephen, b. Mch. 29, 1795. -f- 

Norman. b. 1800, unm., d. Feb. 25, 2683. 

1859. Otsego, Mich. 2684. 

Maria, b. 1802; m. Peter Simmons. 

for descendants. 

Jonathan Colton, b. Oct. 18, 

1785. + 

William, b. Sept. 26, 1789. -f 

Leonaed, b. July 30, 1797. + 

Luther, b. Nov. 20, 1798, d. Sept 

30, 1804. 

Eunice Moore ; m, 2nd, 1805, Alice 
He emigrated from Conn, to Whites- 
He d. Aug. 23, 1840. Middlesex, N. 

She d. 1850. Italy, Yates Co., N. Y. 

Ch'd: I. Calvin. 

Erastus, b. 1810? d. in infancy, 

scalded to death. 

Oren Greene, b. Aug. 15, 1814. -|- 

Luther. b. t8i6, d. Sept. 26, 1835. 

Unm. Middlesex, N. Y. 

1078. COL. LEBBEUS LOOMIS, b. Colchester, Conn., Feb. 23, 1757; m. May 12, i793. 
Eliza Kellogg of Colchester, b. Dec. 11, 1768. He was Lieut, in Heman Swift's 
Regt., 1776. (See Scrap Book V, p. 28). He was with the suffering army at Valley 
Forge. Tradition holds that he was at one time Sec'y to Gen. Washington, but no 

223 #txtl| (^gugrattott 

proof can be found. He was continuously connected with N. Y. State militia from 
1794 to 181 1, resigning as Lt. Col. He was in business in Providence, R. I., before 
coming to N. Y., in 1794. Engaged in N. Y. from 1794 to 1826, and afterwards as 
broker till 1830. He was memb. of N. Y. Sons of Cincinnati. His life is summed up 
in the following from one of his contemporaries : In manners and character Colonel 
Loomis was a man of dignity, imited with courteousness. A polite regard for the 
feelings of others, a dominant affability, an habitual flow of good spirits, and a 
conversational fullness, delighting in interesting reminiscences and pleasant repartee, 
rendered his company equally agreeable and instructive. Wherever he was a guest 
every one's path was made smoother, and the social sky was kept clearer. But he 
never let himself down below the dignified bearing of the school of Washington, to 
which he evidently belonged. A higher ideal, however, seemed to be his rule of life 
throughout, and we well remember, when a youth, to have heard the remark from 
this venerable man that, to his view, Jesus Christ was the most perfect gentleman 
this world ever saw. He d. Jan. 10, 1836, and was buried in Cherry Valley, N. Y. 
4 ch'n. 

2685. Eliza, b. May i, 1794, d. Mch. 3, 2687. Mary Eliza, b. Oct. 25, 1803, d. 
1799- Mch. 9. 1814. 

2686. Edward, b. Sept. 20, 1797, d. Oct. 2688. Eliza Catherine, b. Dec. 10, 1805, 
14, 1798. d. July 6, 1806. 

1079. ALPHEUS LOOMIS, b. Colchester, Conn., Nov. 10, 1758; m. ist, Mary Kellogg; 

m. 2nd, Abigail . He was Capt. in Lt. Col. David Bait's Regt., Otsego Co., 

N. Y., Oct. 2, 1793. He d. 1813, Richfield, N. Y. 5 ch'n. 

2689. Ira, b. 1782; m. 1812, Martha Prin- town, N. Y., Oct. 13, 1858. She d. 
die, d. 1813. He d. 1812, without May, 1884. Des Moines, la. Ch'n: 
ch'n. Richfield, N. Y. She was a I. Nathaniel, 2. Maria, 3. George 
si.ster of Judge Benjamin Prindle, Loomis (Supt. of Schools of Syra- 
M. C. cuse, 1855), 4- Thaddeus, 5. Jane 

2690. Alpha, b. i793- + • Mariah, 6. Abigail, 7. Henry Eugene, 

2691. Alice, b. 1798, d. 1816. 8. Philip Pearl (Grad. Rochester 

2692. Maria, b. Richfield, Mch., 1800; m. Univ., 1863). See Farnham Gen., p. 
Mch. 8, 1820, George, b. May 16, 31, for many desc'ts. 

1796, son of Nathaniel and Anna 2693. Abigail, b. 1802; m. Alanson Fisk. 

(Howard) Farnham. He d. Water- Milford, N. Y. 

1080. CAPT. THADDEUS LOOMIS, b. Colchester, Conn., Aug. 8, 1760; m. Jan. 16, 
1788, Thankful Meacham, d. Mch. 22, 1844. Served in the War of Rev. less ttian 
6 mos. He d. June 16, 1839, Richfield, N. Y. 2 ch'n. 

2694. Lucy, b. Apr. 4, 1789; m. May I4, and Content (Brown) Rathbone, or 
1809, Samuel Caldwell, or Colweli. Rathbun. They had a son who d. 
Richfield, N. Y. Ch'd: i. Marv. 1853. She d. Oct. 6, 1871. New 

2695. Alice, b. Jan. 4, 1793; m. Dec. 15, York City. 
1811, Benjamin, son of Rev. John 

1081. COL. DANIEL LOOMIS, b. Colchester, Conn., June s, 1761 ; m. Mary Huston, 
d. Aug. 29, 1834, ae. 74. He served in Rev. War. He d. Aug. 10, 1833, buried at 
Unadilla Forks, N. Y. Plainfield, N. Y. They rem. to Richfield, N. Y. 3 ch'n. 

2696. Daniel, b. June 2, 1796. + 2698. Henry, b. Sept. 29, 1801. + 

2697. William, b. 1798. + 

1082. RUSSELL LOOMIS, b. Colchester, Conn., Sept. i, 1763; m. 2nd? June 17, 1790,. 
Lydia, b. May 16, 1770, d. Apr. 3, 1835, ae. 65, dau. of Amos and Peace (Clark) Hunt- 
ington. He d. Feb. 22, 1842. Shaftsbury, Vt. 7 ch'n. See Huntington Gen., p. 150. 

2699. Lydia, b. Mch. 18, 1791 ; m. 1809, 2705. Alfred, b. Oct. 14, 1810, d. ae 2 
Truman Galusha. She d. 1825. years. 

Jericho, Vt. 

2700. Asa, b. Nov. 3, 1793. + Note. — By census of 1790, "Russill Lum- 

2701. Julia, b. Oct. 23, 1796, d. 1816. mis" of Shaftsbury, Vt., is credited with 

2702. Daniel, b. Oct. 29, 1798. + i son and 2 or 3 dau„ all under 16 yrs of 

2703. Russell, b. Aug. 3, 1801. + age. Hence he must have been m. twice. 

2704. Warren, b. July 9, 1806, d. ae. 3 What became of first family of children? 

1083. FREEDOM LOOMIS. b. Colchester, Conn., Nov. 10, 1765; m. ist, Oct. 31, 1790, 
Olive Washburn, d. 1813; m. 2nd, Dec. 7, 1816, Sarah Foster. He d. Dec, 1822. 
Middlebury, Vt. 4 ch'n. 

Ennmta C^niraloriy 








Lucy, b. May 19, 1794; m. Jan. 15, 
1815, Walter, b. Sept. 16, 1788, d. 
June 16, 1816, son of Moses and 
Hannah (Keep) Sheldon. An att'y- 
A Lieut, in War of 1812. See Keep 
Gen., p. 67. She d. 1828. Middle- 
bury, Vt. No ch'n. 
Walter, b. Aug. 8, 1796. + 

2708. George C, b. May is, 1798. + 

2709. Horace, b. Jan. 15, 1808. + 

Note. — By census of 1790, "Fredum 
Lummis," of Manchester, Vt., is credited 
with a son over 16 yrs. of age — how could 
that be? — must be an error in census re- 

COLLINS LOOMIS, b. Colchester, Conn., Apr. 13, 1780; m. 1805, Lovisa Joslyn. 
She d. June 25, 1874, ae. 89. He was an Ensign under Lt. Col. Gershom Palmer, 
Otsego Co., N. Y., May 31, 1809. He bought a farm near Richfield, N. Y., and 
there lived and died. His descendants now own this farm. He d. May 14, 1857. 
Richfield, N. Y. 12 ch'n. 

Collins, b. Aug. 17, 1807; m. May 
4, 1863, Ann Martin. No ch'n. 
Richfiela. Another says : m. 2nd, 
Jan. 31, 1872, Mrs. Ann (Martin) 
Freeland, b. 1808, d. 1879, dau. of 
Elijah and Mary ( ) Martin. 
Lebbeus, b. July 4, 1809. + 
Alfred, b. July 20, 181 1. + 
Albert G., b. June 28, 1813, unm., 
d. June 22, 1839. 

JOSLYN, b. Oct. 22, 1815. 4- 

Lavinia Eliza, b. Jan. 27, 1818; m. 

'ustus E. Hull. Schuyler's Lake, 

N. Y. She d. Feb. 18. 1897. No 


Parthenia, b. Jan. 7, 1820; m. Apr. 

10, 1847, Lewis E. Hill. She d.- 

Apr. 6, 1866. North Brookfield, 

Mass. Ch'n : I. A dau., 2. Alice. 

2717. .Abigail, b. Feb. 8, 1822., unm., d. 
June 22, 1843. 

2718. Daniel, b. Nov. 7, 1823. -f 

2719. Euward, b. Dec. 8, 1825, unm. 

2720. A son, b. Jan. i, 1829, d. Jan. 5, 

2721. Russell, b. Feb. 3, 1831, unm. Ed- 
ward and Russell went to Cal. in 
1849. Letters were rec'd regularly 
for a time, stating that they were 
meeting with success. Then came 
a letter stating that the Indians 
were making trouble for them. 
Never have heard from them since. 
Supposed to have been killed by the 




JACOB LOOMIS, b. Conn., June 19, 1761 ; m. Dec. 7, 1785, Selina Matilda, b. Dec. 
24, 1766, d. Oct. IS, 1837, dau. of Dr. Seth Wyman and Sarah (Rogers) Holmes, 
See Rogers Gen., 1902. He d. Dec. 12, 1838 (1826), at Salem, Conn., wliere b. his 
13 ch'n. 


Sarah R., b. Nov. 17, 1786; m. Apr. 2727. 

16, 1829, Dr. William Brown. Flint, 2728. 

Mich. Ch'd: i. A son. 

Selina Matilda, b. Feb. 27, 1788; 

m. Nov. 4, 1810, Jonathan Sisson. 

She d. Oct. 13, 1820. Lyme, Conn. 

Ch'n: I. William, 2. Charles. 

Rachel, b. July 17, 1789; m. Mch. 2729. 

29, 181S, Amasa Loveridge. She d. 

Mch. 28, i860. Riga, N. Y. Cli'n: 2730. 

1. Loomis, 2. Rachel M., 3. George 
H., 4. Harriet N., 5. Joel A. 
Mary, b. June 6, 1791 ; m. Chester- 
field, Conn., Jan, 18, 1818, Caleb 2731. 
Loveridge, b. Deerfield, Mass., June 

18, 1790, d. July 22, 1833. She d. 
July I, 1862. Ganger, Mich. He d. 
Riga, N. Y. Ch'n: i. Lucretia L., 

2. Alfred C, 3. Seth W., 4. Mary 2732. 
Ann, S- Hubbell L., 6. Mariah 


Betsey (Elizabeth), b. Jan. 27, 2733. 

'793; lu- Nov. 6, 1820, John Cush- 2734. 

ing. She d. Mch. 10, 1848. Le Roy, 
N. Y. Ch'n : i. John Loomis, 2. 
Sarah Elizabeth, 3. Caroline Ma- 
tilda, 4. Maria Louisa, 5. Theodore 
Judson, 6. Frances Ann. 

Jacob, b. Apr. 19, 1705. + 
Harriet, b. Jan. 29, 1797; m. Nov. 
24, 1831, Jesse Jerome, d. Dec. 5, 

1867. She d. Feb. 12, 1865. Water- 
ford, Conn. Ch'n: I. Harriet E., 2. 
Augustus, 3. Ellas L., 4. Francis D., 
5. Lucretia, 6. Hannah. 
Lucretia R., b. Aug. 26, 1798, d. 
Nov. II, 1820. 

Philene, b. Mch. 6, 1800; in. Jan. 
4, 1826, Caleb Miner. She d. Sept. 
19, 1841. Stafford, N. Y. Ch'n: 
I. George, 2. Louisa, 3. Almira. 
Louisa, b. Nov. 14, 1801 ; m. Nov., 
1830, Daniel Pellet. She d. May, 

1868. New Lyme, Ohio. Ch'n: I. 
James W., 2. Daniel L., 3. Sarah, 
4. Seth, 5. Temperance. 

Seth W.. b. ^.ich. 31, 1803; m.. 
Nov. 2, 1826, Lois G. Bishop. Ches- 
terfield, Conn. He d. Oct. 4, 1878. 
Hubbel, b. Dec. 27, 1804. 4- 
Almira T., b. May 2, 1807; m. Oct. 
8, 1829, Daniel Brown. She d. Jan. 
4, 1847. Columbia, N. Y. Ch'n: l. 
Loomis D., 2. Wealthie M., 3. Cor- 
delia C, 4. Almira P. 


B'txtli drnrrattott 











JOHN LOOMIS, b. Conn., Apr. 7, 1763; m. June 13, 1790, Hannah Buell, d. Dec. 
IS, 1850. He removed to New Lyme, O., in 1824, and there d. Sept. 17, 1830. 12 
ch'n — b. Salem, Conn. 

Jonathan, b. May 19, 1791, unm., 
d. 1819. 

Justin, b. Apr. 11, 1793; m. July 29, 
1820, Mary i)ickinson. Michigan. 
Else, b. July 2, 1795 ; m. Dec. 25, 

1825, Lemuel Clark. Morgan (Rock 
Creek), Ohio. She d. Apr. 9, 1874. 
Daniel, b. Oct. 4, 1797. + 
John, b. Apr. 26, 1800, unm., d. 
June 5, 1830. 

LoviSA, b, Sept. IS, 1802, unm., d. 
Sept. 23, 1862. 
Sophia, b. June 9, 1806; m. Jan. 31, 

1826, George Brown, who d. Sept. 
16, 1863. She resided with her 

HARRIS LOOMTS, b. Conn., Sept. 9, 1770; m. 1793, Lucinda Furman. In 1792 
he removed to Springfield, N. Y., and d. Aug., 1806, in Avon, N. Y. 3 ch'n — b. N. Y. 
HuBBEL, b. Mch. II, 1797. + Brown. She d. 1838? Rush, Mon- 

David, b. Apr. 26, 1799. + roe Co., N. Y. Dr. Brown removed 

Mary, b. Aug., 1801 ; m. Dr. Goit to Bradford, McKean Co., Pa. 




daughter, Mrs. Edward Willard, 
1880. Ashtabula, Ohio. 
Emmeline. b. Sept., 1808; m, 1833, 
Lucius Fitch. She d. Sept. I, 1834. 
New Lyme, Ohio. 
Jared, b. May 10, 1811.+ 
Nancy, b. July, 1813; m. (his 2nd 
w.) Mch. 29, 1845, Samuel Miner, 
b. Pcacham, Vt., July 28, 1812, son 
of Jonathan Rose and Lovinia 
(Miner) Sumner. Painesville, O. 
Harris, b. Oct., 1816, unm., d. Mch. 
1857. Reed's Landing, Minn. 
Francis Henry, b. Feb. 6, 1819. + 


HON. JOEL LOOMIS. b. E. Lyme, Ct., 
Wm. and Almy ( Harding) Angel, d. J 
Ellis, b. 1779, d. Montville, Ct., May 17 
(Gardner) (Thappel. He was a member 
1830-35. He d. Mch. i, 1867, Waterford, 
Hannah, b. Sept. 7, 1797; m. Oct. 
3, 1814, Daniel Chappel, who d. 
Sept. 14, 1850. Tariffville, Ct. 
Ch'n: I. Abby, 2. Mary R., 3. Abby 
M., 4. James L., S- Nancy D., 6. 
Hannah A., 7. Fanny. 
James, b. Mch. 30, 1800. + 
Eliza A., b. May 27, 1802; m. Sept. 
2, 1819, Martin Ames, d. Feb. 6, 
1856. She d. Oct., 1863. York, O. 
Ch'n: I. Elon G., 2. Joel L., 3. Dan- 
iel D., 4. Jonathan M., 5. Geo. A., 
6. John, 7. Eliza Ann, 8. James C. 
Charlotte, b. Jan. 17, 1805; m. Oct. 

2, 1828, Marvin Fargo, d. i860. She 
d. Aug., 1872. Le Roy, N. Y. Ch'n: 
I. Ellen F. 2. James L., 3. Esther 
D., 4. John M. 

Joel, b. May 6, 1806. -f-x 
Almena, b. Sept. 27, 1807; m. Oct. 
19, 1829, Henry King Clark, b. East 
Lyme, Ct., Nov. 13, 1802, d. Lima, 
N. Y., June 17, 1880. She d. Lima, 
Oct. 30, 1888. Farmer. Rep. Bap't. 
Ch'n: I. Francis H., 2. Emma C, 

3. Ellis M., 4. Sarah L., $. Nathaniel 
J., 6. Francis H., 7. Mary H. 
Sarah Gardner, b. May 20, 1810; 

May 6, 1773; m. 1st, Hannah, gr. dau. of 
une 16, 1806, ae. 28; m. 2nd, Dec, 1806, 
, 1853, ae. 74, dau of Ezekiel and Sarah 
of State Assembly, and Judge of Probate, 

Ct. 12 ch'n — all b. Ct. 

m. Oct. 27, 1826, Osmond Darrow. 
Waterford, Ct. Ch'n: i. John 
Loomis, 2. Ellen S. 
Francis Bolles, b. Apr. 9, 1812. 4- 
Christopher C., b. Feb. 6, 1814.+ 
Emma A., b. Sept. 20, 1815; m. 
Nov. 2, 1831, Orrin F. Smith, d. 
Feb., 1887. She d. Nov. 22, 1898. 
Moosup, Ct. Ch'n: i. Edward Au- 
gustus, 2. Emma Abby, 3. Isabel 
Augusta, 4. George Hazard. 
Ellis, b. Dec. 27, 1816 ; m. Nov. 30, 
1837, Elisha Palmer. Montville, Ct. 
Ch'n: I. Elisha, 2. Courtland Dcn- 
nizen, 3. Edward Augustus, 4. Fred- 
erick Courtland, S- Mary Alice, 6. 
Arabella, 7. Frank Loomis, 8. 
George Smith. 
2761. Frances Cordelia, b. East Lyme, 
Conn.. Aug. 13, 1819; m. Apr. i, 
1839, Seth Sprague Smith, d. Apr. 
17, 1878, at St. Johns, Mich., to 
which place they removed from 
Monroe Co., N. Y., in 1866, having 
resided in Monroe Co., N. Y., for 
30 yrs. She d. Dec. 26, 1906, at St. 
Johns. Ch'n ; I. Dr. Edw. Loomis, 
2. Harriet J., 3. Celia C. 



REV. HUBBEL LOOMIS, b. Willington, Conn., May 31, i775; ni. ist, Dec. 24, 
1805, Jerusha, dau. of Deac. David Sand Mary (Colton) Burt, of Longmeadow, 
Mass. She was b. Jan. 20, 1782, and d. Apr. 9, 1829; m. 2nd, Mrs. Hannah Pratt 
of Charlestown, Mass., Oct. 17, 1833, who d. Feb. 3, 1864, ae. 70. He was pastor of 
church in Willington, Conn., 1804-28. He received A. M. at Union College in 1809, 
in which Coll. he was enrolled in the class of 1799, but did not complete his college 
course, and at Yale College, 1812. In 1830 he removed to Illinois. On 
Oct. 26, 1837, at the famous convention called to establish a State Anti- 


IComuis (Sfu^alngtr 














1 102. 

Slavery Society, and which met in Upper Alton, 111., he was named as first vice- 
president. (See p. 222, of Martyrdom of Lovcjoy). On that date the convention 
met in the Prtsb. Ch. of Upper Alton, but on account of the mob and its friends, 
those in favor of such a society met, on Oct. 27, 1837, at the house of Rev. T. B. 
Ilurlburt, and formed the state society, lie was a Bapt. clergyman. One of the 
founders of ShurtlifF College, Upper Alton. He d. at Upper Alton, 111., Dec. 5, 1872. 
6 ch'n — all b. in Conn. 

Jerusha, b. Nov. 21, 1806; m. Nov. 
17, 1827, James Thomas Bradford 
of Plainfield, Conn., b. Oct. 13, 1806, 
and d. Mch., 1862. She d. July 4, 
1852. Greensboro, Ala. Ch'd: I. 

Sophia, b. Feb. 4, 1809; m. Nov. 22, 
1837, Hon. Cyrus Edwards, d. Aug. 
31, 1877. One of the founders of 
Shurtliff Coll. Upper Alton, 111. 
She d. Aug. 7, 1897. Ch'n : i. Wm. 
Wirt, 2. Mary Beall, 3. Margaret, 
4. Sophia, 5. Elias L., 6. Julia. 
Elias, b. Aug. 7, 1811.4-, b. May 17. 1814; m. Nov. 
2, 1842, Prof. Zenas B. Newman, d. 
July 21, 1844. He was Prof. Rhet- 
oric in Shurtliff Coll. 1841-4. She 
d. May 20, 1887. Ch'd: James 

Daviu Burt, b. Apr. 17, 1817. He 
was one of the twenty-three noble 
men who were defending Rev. Kli- 

GUY LOOMIS, b. Conn., July 3>, i777; 

1862. He d. Nov. 25, 1857, at Salem. Conn., 
Abigail, b. July 25, 1800; m. Jan. 
12, 1820, Capt. Francis Jones. She 
d. Dec. 28, 1843. ; 

Alfred, b. July 7, 1802. -f- 
Elias, b. Dec. 20, 1806. -j- 
Sophia Esther, b. Oct. 14, 1809; m. 


jah P. Lovejoy and his fourth print- 
ing press, and by their liberty-lov- 
ing action made immortal history 
on the night of Nov. 7, 1837, when 
the mob killed Mr. Lovejoy. He 
served 3 years in 2nd Reg. Minn. 
Vol. 1862-S, as first Lieut, and cap- 
tain. Memb. of Minn. Leg. Coun- 
cil, 1849-53. Memb. House of Rep. 
1876. Unm. Stillwater, Minn. He 
d. Minnehaha, Minn. 
Prof. John Calvin, b. Nov. 26, 
1822; m. 1st, July 16, 1848, Martha 
C. Voltz, d. Oct. 17, 1849; m. 2nd, 
Feb. 8, 1857, Minerva D. Barge. 
Grad, N. Y. Univ., A. M., 1855. 
Prof. Ancient Languages, Alab. 
Univ., 1870-1. Resides Cave Spring, 
Ga. She d. May 13, 1881. No ch n. 
He was a teacher, and professor 
and editor. He d. Summcrville, Ga., 

m. Aug. 28, 1799, Abigail Derthick, d. 
where b. his 7 ch'n. 

Nov. 13, 1842, Alfred H. Chapman. 

Norwich, Conn. 

Guy Nelson, b. Dec. 14, 

Elijah Griswolu, b. 

1817. -f 

Amasa, b. June 14, 1821 




181 1. - 



DEAC. ELIAS LOOMIS, b. London, Conn., July 18, 1779; m. Sept. 16, 1802, Nancy, 
b. June 9, 1784, d. Sept. 13, 1870 (1872), dau. of Raynsford Comstock. In 1806 he 
removed to Warren, N. Y. Served in War of 1812, being allowed $22.00 on claim. 
Was deac. of Bapt. Ch. and d. .\pr. 25, 1836. Palermo, N. Y. 12 ch'n — all b. Warren, 
N. Y., except first two. 

Elias D., b. Colchester, Conn., July 
17, 1803.-1- 

Raynsford, b. Feb. 24, 1805. -t- 
Harriet, b. Warren, N. Y., Dec. 24, 
1806; m. Feb. 28, 1841, Ethan Bur- 
dick, who d. Nov. 3, 1856. Palermo, 
N. Y. 

Elijah, b. May 5, 1810, d. Apr. 20, 

Guy O. p., b. May i, 1812. -|- 
Otis S., b. Aug. 28, 1814, d. May 20, 
Lydia, b. Apr. 28, 1816; m. Dec. 31, 

ELIJAH LOOMIS. b. July 18. 1779; 

i8j7, .Isabel Kinney, who d. 1877. 
White Water, Wis. 

2782. Sophia, b. Dec. 14, 1818, d. July 29, 

2783. Adeline, b. .Xpr. 18, 1821 ; m. Nov. 
19, 1840, John Sayles, who d. Nov. 
7, 1859. Palermo, N. Y. 

2784. Charles, b. Nov. 9, 1823, d. May 
ID, 1824. 

2785. Eliza Ann, b. Sept. 18, 1825, d. Jan. 
31, 1844. 

2786. Hiram Warren, b. June 6, 1829. + 

m. 1st, Feb. 22, 1807, Mary .Mien. d. Sept. 9, 

1807; m. 2nd, Jan. 15, 1809, Mrs. Nancy, b. Apr. 29, 1787, d. Mch. 25, i860, dau. of 
Capt. Daniel and Lucy (Latimer) Dodge, of Colchester, Conn. He d. Salem, Conn., 
Aug. 25, 1847. I ch'd. 
A son, b. May 12, 1821, d. June 10, 1821. 

ISRAEL LOOMIS, b. Colchester, Conn., Sept. 27, 1768; m. Mary Lee. He d. Pitts- 
ford, Mich., and she m. 2nd, Wheeler, who d, July 24, 1834. She d. May 17, 

1847. 5 ch'n. 

No. iop6. 

Rev. Hubbcl Looniis, A.M., 



BxKth ^pttrrattnn 

2/88. Daniel, b. Jan. 12, 1794. + 

2789. M.\KiA, b. Dec. II, 1796: m. Moses 
Shaw, d. Nov., 186 1. She d. Oct. 
30, 1864. Pittsford, Mich. 

2790. Sarah, b. Feb. 28, 1798; m. Dr. 
Charles Pringle. She d. Apr. g, 
1838. Hillsdale, Mich. 

1104. DUDLEY LOOMIS, b. Colchester, 
Jones, d. July 26, 1856, ae. 80. He ( 

2793. Elizabeth Freeman, b. Oct. 4, 
1796; m. Dec. I, 1818, Owen War- 
ner. Buffalo, N. Y. 

2794. Alfred, b. Jan. 4, 1798. + 

2795. John, b. Aug. 25, 1799, unm. ; went 
south in 1825 ; is supposed to reside 
near Baton, La. 

2796. Cornelia, b. May 9, 1802 ; m. Dec. 
I, 1829, Sherman W. Robbins. She 
d. Dec. 14. 1836. Buffalo, N. Y. 

2797. Demis. b. Mch. 25, 1804; m. Dec. i, 
182^. John Connelly. She d. Sept. 
28. 1869. Barre, N. Y. 

2798. Alonzo, b. Sept. 25, 1805. + 

2799. Emily, b. July 31, 1807; m. ist, 
Mch. 29, 1829. George Stearns : m. 
2nd, Uriah Kelsey. Barre, N. Y. 

2800. Mary. b. July 16. 1809; m. May 12, 
1846, Alexander Buel. She d. Jan. 

2791. Cyrus P. Lee, b. Mch. 28, 1900. + 

2792. Irene, b. Apr. 14, 1802; m. ist, 
1819, John Rawls ; m. 2nd, Mch. 20, 
1838, Israel Kellogg. She d. Mch. 
31, 1875, and 1877 he was living in 
Kalamazoo, Mich. 

Conn., Apr. i, 1772; m. Apr. 19, 1793, Olive 
. Dec. 3, 1833, Whitesborough, N. Y. 14 ch'n. 
9, 1847. Kalamazoo, Mich. No 



Amanda, b. Mch. 12, 181 1; m. Nov. 

15. 1836, Sherman W. Robbins. 

Sacramento, Cal. 

Sophia, b. Mch. 19, 1813; m. May 

12, 1842, John Brown. She d. Oct. 

2. 1842. Houston, Texas. 

Lydi.\, b. Apr. 16, 1816; m. May 12, 

1835, Charles Stocking. She d. 
Mch. 5, 1849. Michigan. 
Alice, b. July 9, 1818; m. Oct. 22, 

1836, David Mix. Albion, N. Y. 
AuRELiA. b. Nov. 9, 1820; m Jan. 
10, 1837, Birdsey A. Root. Buffalo, 
N. Y. 

2806. Ch.\rles, b. Julv 19, 1822. d. Oct. i, 




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II 27. 



ALFRED LOOI^nS, b. Colchester, Conn,, 1774; ni. Sommers, d. 1840. He 

d. 1850. Hudson, Mich. 5 ch'n. 

Israel, b. 1814. + Slie d. i860. No ch'n. Minonk, 111. 

Samuel, b. 1822. + 2810. John R., b. 1832. + 

Maria, b. 1824; m. Henry Bigelow. 281 1, Jane .■\nn, b. 1834, d. ae. 16. 

SAMUEL LOOMIS, b. Colchester, Conn., Mch. 26, 1776; m. Nov. 26, 1799, Anna 
Horsford. He d. May, 1855. Geneseo, N. Y. 2 ch'n. 

Mary. b. Sept. 7, 1800. m. — Bayne. Medina, N. Y. 

Nancy Jerusha, b. July 19, 1801 ; 

THOMAS LOOMIS. b. Bolton. Conn., July 6, 1756; ni. Bolton, Nov. 6, 1777, Eunice 
Mann, d. .\pr. 3, 1845. ac. q6. He served in Rev. War — Scrgt. He d. May i, 1842, 
at Bolton, where b. his 8 ch'n. 

2S14. infant, b. , d. Sept. 15, 1778. 

2820. Laura, b. May 25, 1791 ; ni. Alvin 
Newell, who d. 1868. Slie d. Apr., 

Eunice, b. Sept. 15, 1779, unm., d. 
M.iy 8, 1842. Bolton. 
Thomas, b. Oct. 13, 1780. + 
George, b. Jan. 26, 1783. + 
Salmon, b. Dec. 26. 1784; m. Apr. 
22, 1813, Betsey Dart. He d. Aug. 
I7j 1857. No children. Bolton. 
Austin, b. June 19, 1789. + 

ELEAZER LOOMIS, b. Tolland. Conn. 
Crandall, d. Apr., 1839. He d. Mch. 17, 
Samuel, b. Sept. 27. 1775. + 
Grace, b. Oct. 17, 1777; m. June 11, 
1801, Walter, b. Nov. 16, 1766, d. 
1846, son of Lieut, .'^aron and Es- 
ther (Carpenter) Walker. She d. 
1837. Langdon, N. H. 7 ch'n. See 
Child Gen., 1881. 
Ashbel, b. Sept. 16, 1779. -f 
Estheh, b. Sept. 14, 1781 ; m. Per- 
kins Staples. She d. 1812. West- 

1874. Rockville. Conn. Ch'n : i. 
John .A... 2. Carlos L., 3. Samuel, 4. 
Martha. 5. Mary. 
2821. Harriet, b. Aug. 15, 1795; m. Eben- 
ezer Bi.gelow. She d. 1859. Col- 
chester, Conn. 

, May 26, 1752; m. Sept. 8, 1774, Jemima 
1822. Alstead, N. H. 5 ch'n. 

moreland, Cheshire Co., N. H. 
2826. Desire, b. 1788: m. lonathan Peck. 

She d. 1868. Keene, N. H. 

Note. — In the 1790 census of N. H., 
Elcazer "Luramis" is credited with 3 sons 
and 4 daughters. Probably there was a 
son and a dau. born between 1781 and 
1788, and that they died early. 

ICnnmts (^rnralnnit 





1 140, 








1 150. 


CAPT. GILES LOOMIS, b. E. Windsor, Conn., Nov. 6, 1756; m. Dec. 7, 1780, Esther 
Loomis (966), d. May 11, 1812. He served in the Revolutionary War, and was one of 
those selected to escort Burgoyne's captured officers through the state, 1778. He came 
into the possession of his father's inn, became the inn-keeper of the place and added 
to the inn and store an addition for a Masonic Lodge. He d. July 3, 1812, at E. 
Windsor, where b. his 6 cli'n. (See copy of his will in Jefferson Co., O., Records). 

Esther, b. Dec. 21, 1781 ; m. Dec. 3, 
1800, Elijah Gaylord. She d. Felj. 
12, 1812. Torringford, Conn. One 
dau was Mrs. Edward P. Jones. 
Giles, b. May 10, 1784, d. June 23, 

Lax'RA, b. Feb. 22, 1787; m. Sept. 3, 
1823, Rev. Nathan B. Derrow. She 

d. July 9, 1849. 

2830. Horace, b. Feb. 8, 1789; m. Pamela 
Tracy. He d. Oct. 7, 1835. without 
children. Mesopotamia, Trumbull 
Co., Ohio. 

2831. Harry Welles, b. June 16, 1791. -4- 

2832. Sarah, b. Apr. 17, 1793, unm., d. 
Mch. 12, 1841. 

GEORGE LOOMIS, b. E, Windsor, Conn., May 16, 1762; m. ist, Dec. 7, 1780, Annie 
Loomis ( ) ; m. 2nd, Dec. 29, 1781, Rumah Moore; m. 3rd, Nov. 20, 1788, Anna 
Jepson, widow of Dr. Wm. Jepson of Hartford, d. Feb. 14, 1831, ae. 77. He d. May 
23, 1841. Albany, N. Y. 3 ch'n. 

Sally, b. Oct. 23, 1789, d. same day. living in 1849. He published a 

Laura L., b. Feb. 17, 1791, d. Jan. Directory of Albany in 18.^4. Was 

21, 1799. ass't Alderman in 1831. It is said 

George Jepson, b. July 2, 1793, was that he became insane on genealogy. 

DEAC. AMASA LOOMIS, b. E. Windsor, Conn., Sept. 29, 1763; m. ist, Dec. 30, 
1784, Priscilla, dau. of Capt. Jonathan and Priscilla (Hammond) Birge (see No. 
120), d. May 20, tRo5; m. 2nd, June 4, 1807, Abigail Hackley, d. June 3, 1836. He 
was app'd deac. Sept. 27, 1793. Mcmb. House of Rep's, 1814-5. He d. June 10, 
1837, at S. Windsor, where b. his 9 ch'n. 
Rev. Amasa, b. Oct. 10, 1785; m 

Aug. 31, 1819, Frances, b. July 14, 
I7Q2, d. 1840 dau. of George and 
Mabel (Olmstead) Pitkin. Gr. Y. 
C. 1807. Prin. Hartford Gram. Sch. 
1808-TO. Settled as a clergyman in 
Salem, Conn., 1813-17, and in 
Paincsville. Onin. 1818-23. He d. 
Jan. 31, 1824. Had but one child, 
b. 1820, and this lived hut a few 
days. He was a very prominent 

Sophia, b. Nov. 10, 1787; m. Apr. 
18. 1R08, Capt. Elisha, son of Elisha 
and Sarah ( ) Johnson, b. Oct. 
21. 17^:^. d. May 4, 1854. She d. 
Dec. 10, 1840. Southhoro, Mass. 

Ch'n: I. Nathan L., 2. Sarah Pris- 
cilla, 3. Henry Flavel, 4. JuHa So- 
phia. 5. .Mfred Edward, 6. Arethu- 
sa Maria, 7. Baxter Amasa, 8. Fan- 
ny Pitkin, 9. Martha Ann. 
.-Xrethusa. b. Sept. 20, 1890, d. 
June 17, 1832. 
Elijah, b. Nov. i, 1792. + 
2840. Elizabeth, b. June 9, 1795, d. Aug. 

15. I79S. 

.^BNER, b. Oct. 26, 1797, d. .'Xpr. 23, 

Flavel. b. Oct. 2. 1799, d. Aug. 11, 
1827, at Charleston, S. C. 
William, b. Oct. 6, 1801.+ 
Elizabeth rtisciLLA, b. May 5, 
180S, d. July 27, 1832. 





3, 1777; m. Nov. 21, 1803, Clarissa, 
Y.. .■\pr. 16, !8s4. dau. of John and 
e d. Lyndon, 111., Aug. 23, 1851. 4 

Lanesboro. Pa., Jan. 3, 1844, .'\nson 
Gillett, b. Bainbridge, N. Y.. May 
2t, 1810. d. Cresco, la., Mch. 23, 
1879. He att'd Normal School at 
Albany, N. Y. She d. Cresco, la., 
.^ug. 20, 1889. Ch'n: i. Anson 
Wolcott, 2. Hattie Loomis, 3. 

CHAUNCEY LOOMIS, b. E. Windsor, Conn., Mch. 23, 1784: m. ist, Elizabeth, 

b. Aug. 24. 1778. d. Dec. 28. 1836. dau. of Daniel and Zerviah (Loomis, No. 1173) 

Hayden ; m. 2nd, Sept. 26, 1806. Olive Elmer, d. Nov. 26, 1812, ae. 33. Printer. He 

d. Jan. 9, 1873. 4 ch'n — b. E. Windsor. 

Pascal, b. June 17, 1804. + 2851. Harriet, bapt. June 25, 1809, d. July 

Juliet, bapt. Mch. 27, 1808, d. Aug. 3, 1820. 

18, 1833. 2852. Olive Elmer, bapt. Nov. 10, 181 1; 

GERSHOM loomis. h. E. Windsor, Ct., Sept 

b. S. Windsor, Ct., Mch. 9, 1783. d. Sanford, N. 

Bridget ( ) Stoughton. Farmer. Rep'n. H 

ch'n — all b. S. Windsor. 

Alice Fitch, b. Aug. 25 (24), 1804. 

d. Oct. 16, 1804. 

Clarissa, b. May 24, 1806; ni. June 

I. 1826, James Coburn. She d. Sept. 

1877. Lyndon. 111., to which place 

they removed in 1837. 

Confucius Fitch, b. Oct. 8, 1809. -4- 

Mary .Adeline, b. Nov. 29, 1811 ; m. 


^txtl| (il?tt?ratt0n 

m. Jan. I, 1840, Francis Stoughton. 
She d. Sept. 25, 1844. Ch'd: i. 

Mary Francis. 

1152. WILLIAM LOOMIS, b. Lebanon, Conn., Apr. 2, 1757; m. Oct. 22, 1780, Betsey 
Chadwick. 6 ch'n — b. Conn. ? 

2853. Philomfxa, b. Nov. 15, 1781. 

2854. Cynthia, b. Apr. 28, 1782. Note. — By census of 1790, William 

2855. Fanny, b. Feb. 9, 1785. Loomis, of Orford, Grafton Co., N. H., is 

2856. John, b. Dec. 23, 1786. credited with two sons each under 16 yrs. 

2857. William, b. Oct. 9, 1788. of age and three daughters. 

2858. Betsey, b. Mch. 28, 1791. 

1 156. GAMALIEL LOOMIS, b. Lebanon, Conn., Mch. 10, 1762; m. ist, Aug. 16, 1784, 
Prudence Woodward, d. Apr. 7, 1794; m. 2nd, Dec. 8, 1794, Mrs. Hannah Adams, 
d. Sept. 3, 1801. He d. 1812, Dartmouth, N H. 5 ch'n. 

2859. Samuel, b. Feb. 7, 1786, d. ae. 6 at Fairlee, Orange Co., Vt., 1815. 
mos. 2862. William Woodward, b. Mch. 19, 

2860. A dau. (stillborn), Jan., 1789. 1794. 

2861. Samuel, b. Apr. 18, 1791. He was 2863. Josiah, b. Feb. 10, 1797. 

1157. EBENEZER LOOMIS, b. Lebanon, Conn., Feb. 18, 1765; m. Jan., 1786, Betsey 
Fowler. 3 ch'n. 

2864. John, b. Mch. 13, 1787. Note. — By census of 1790, Ebenezer 

2865. Melinda, b. 1790. Loomis of Lebanon, Grafton Co., N. H., is 

2866. Polly, b. 1795. credited with no son at all. — with only a 

wife. Did John d. young? 

1161. JACOB LOOMIS, b. Colchester, Conn., June i, 1756, bapt. Nov. 7, 1756; m. Sept. 
28. 177s, Thankful Hubbard, d. May s, 1844, ae. 92. He was one of the 27 settlers 
of Russell, Mass., and one of the three selectmen, 1807-8. He d. Dec. 8, 1840, Rus- 
sell, Mass., where b. his 8 ch'n. 

2867. Hubbard, b. May 20, 1776. + 

2868. Josiah, b. Aug. 27, 1777.+ 

2869. Jacob, b. Apr. 27, 1780. -f 

2870. Anna, b. Jan. 5, 1783; ni. June 20, 
1804, John Newton. Removed to 
Akron, O. 

2871. Hannah, b. June 23, 1785, d. Oct. 

23, 1793. Her grave is in the oldest 
cemetery of Russell, and the date 
on her tomb stone is tlie oldest date 
(i79v3) found therein. 

2872. Caleb, b. Sept. 4, 1788. + 

2873. Lyman, b. Dec. 10, 1793. + 

2874. Solomon, b. Jan. 16, 1797. + 

1162. CALEB LOOMIS, b. Colchester, Conn., Oct. 4, 1758, bapt. Dec. 31, 1758; m. ist, 
Mch. 9, 1778, Hannah Jones, d. 17S9; m. 2nd, Polly Horton. He removed, with his 
family, to Bennington Co., Vt. He d. abt. 1817, on his way from N. Y. to Conn. 
6 ch'n. 

2875. Alfred, b. 1779. Is believed to have 
d. abt. 1817. No ch'n. 

2876. Hannah, b. Oct. 6, 1780; m. at Col- 
chester. Conn., Dec, 1802, Frederick 
W. Wack. Removed to Benning- 
ton, Vt. She d. Kalamo, Mich. 
Ch'n: I. Eliza, 2. Wm., 3. Albert, 4. 
Hiram, 5. Caroline, 6. Chauncey, 7. 
Charles, 8. Laura, 9. Clarissa. 

2877. Elizabeth, b. Somers, Conn., Aug. 
10, 1783; m. 1813, John Clsandler, 
d. Dec. 15. 1815. She d. Dec. 16, 
1865. Coldwater, Mich. Ch'n: i. 
Rev. Loomis, 2. Merritt. 3. John. 4. 
Betsey, 5. Lucinda, 6. Amanda, 7. 


2878. Lucinda, b. Hinsdale, Mass., Sept. 
17. 1785: m. Nov., 1803, Jesse Mil- 
lerd, d. Feb. 8. 1871. She d. Sept. 
24, 1861. Milwaukee, Wis. Ch'n: 
r. Henry, 2. Sophia, mother of Hon. 
George L. Becker, b. 1827, memb. 
Congress, St. Paul, Minn. ; 3. Mary 
Ann, 4. Cliarles D., 5 A son, 6. Al- 
fred L., 7. George, 8. Corydon, 9. 
Rev. Benj. Franklin, 10. Samuel N., 
Ti. Lucinda C, 12. William. 

2879. Caleb, b. 1787, d. Troy, N. Y. 

2880. Clarissa, b. ; m. Hartson. 

Vergennes, 111. 

1163. CORP. SAMUEL LOOMIS, b. Colchester, Conn., May 12, 1760; m. Oct. 2, 1787,. 
Betsey Dunham, b. :Middleto\vn, Conn., 1762, d. Aug. 5, l8S3- He served in Am. 
Rev., rec'd a small pension from 1794, which was increased in 1811. He d. Feb. I, 
1825, at Colchester, where b. his g ch'n. 

2881. Elias, b. May 18, 1788. + He d. 1867, Columbia. Conn, 

2882. Nancy, b. June 30, 1790, d. young. 2884. Nancy, b. Apr. 27, 1792; m. Moses 

2883. Elizabeth, b. June 30, 1790; m. White. She d. Nov. 30, 1817. Chat- 
Feb., 1822, Capt. Ebenezer Stowell, ham. 

IGnnmta C^^nralotj^ 





1 165. 

Samuel, b. Nov. 15, 179.1, J- May 

25, 181 1. 

Caleb, b. June 15, 1797. + 

LuciNDA, b. May i, 1799; m. Joseph 

Babcock, d. Oct., 1865, She d. Feb. 

2, 1870. 

Lydia, b. Nov. I, 1801 ; m. Oraniel, 

b. Marlborough, Conn., Oct. 19, 

1768, d. July 21, 1849, son of Dan- 

II 67. 




1 168. 





1 172. 



icl and Mary (Brainerd) Bigelow. 
She d. Jan. 10, 1877. No ch'n. 
Lois, b. Jan. 2, 1804; m. Mch. 20, 
1819, James, b. Colchester, Conn., 
son of James and Anna (Day) 
Bigelow. Removed from Lebanon, 
Conn., to the West. Ch'n: i. Eliza 
Ann, 2. Henry Albert, 3. Mary. 
(See Bigelow Gen., p. 257). 

DAVID LOOMIS, b. Colchester. Conn., Dec, 1774; m. 1794, Clarissa, b. 1776, d. 
Dec. 23, 1838, dau. of Elijah and Editha (Day) Williams. He d. June 21, 1842. 
Westchester, Conn. Farmer. Whig. Cong't. 5 ch'n, b. Conn. 


Prupenxe Robbins, b. July 18, 179S; 
m. 1st, May, 1814. Erastus, b. E. 
Haddam, Conn., Jan. 5, 1787, son of 
Ozias and Abigail (Fuller) Chap- 
man. He d. 1822. Westchester; m. 
2nd, -Apr. 8, 1824, Orrin Carrier. 
She d. Apr. 30, 1842. Ch'n, by ist 
m. : I. Albert, 2. William _L., 3. 
Philander, 4. Harriet Lucretia ; by 
2nd m. : i. Abby Jane, 2. A dau., 3. 
Henry B., 4. Infant, 5. Ellen G., 6. 
Omri Gates, 7. Prudence R., 8. 
Mary P., 9. Edwin T., 10. Emma S. 

SOLOMON LOOMIS, b. Colchester, Conn., 

Mch. 30, 1857, ae. 76. In 1814 he resided at 

Greenfield, N. Y. 9 ch'n. 

Harriet, b. Nov. 20, 1802, d. July 

6, 1821. Ballston, N. Y. 

Hiram, b. June 20. 1805. -f 

Louisa M., b. May 20, 1807 ; m. 

Oct. 14, 1828, Lewis Raymond. She 

d. Mch. 18, 1867. Ballston, N. Y. 

Gilbert L., b. July 7, 1809. + 

Edward, b. July 8^ 1812. + 2903. 

Albert D., b. Oct. 22, 1814. + 

Augustus Isham, b. Dec. 13, 1816; 

See Chapman Gen., p. 124, for de- 

2891. Alfred Isham, b. Nov. 3, 1796. -f 

2892. Emily, b. Aug. S, 1798; m. Ozem 

Loren Williams, b. June 20, 
1800. -f 

LucRETiA H., b. Mch. S, 1805; m. 
Nov., 1825. Matthew Griswold 
Warner. She d. May 4, 1876. 
Rochester, N. Y. 

2895. Harriet, b. , d. ae. 18. 

Aug. 20, 1776; m. Rachel Yates, d. 
Chatham, N. Y., and d. Apr. 4, 1858. 

m. 1st, Dec. 21, 1845, Content E. 
Crandall, d. Feb. 2, 1846, ae. 29; m. 
2nd, May i, 1850, Phoebe A. Da- 
mon, d. Dec. 21, 1863, ae. 48; m. 
3rd, June 27, 1871, Sarah Anna 
Fisher. No children. Muskegon, 

Emily, b. Mch. 19, 1819; m. Seth 
Barber. Greenfied, N. Y. 
James R., b. Oct 28, 1822. -f 


1804, Charlotte Cary, d. Aug. 19. 1866. 

Y., and d. Sept. 17, 1864. Elmira, N. 

Caroline Isabella, b. Nov. 16, 

1804; m. Nov. 28, 1840, William 

Ferguson, d. 1846. She d. Aug. 22, 


William Robbins, b. Mch. 8, 

1807. + 

Clarissa Harriet, b. 1810, unm. 

Resides Albany, N. Y. 

Samuel AN.\nLE, b. Mch. 3, 1813. -|- 

Lydia Maria, b. May 28, 1815; m. 

Mch. 18, 1837, George Gushing. She 

d. 1865. Rock River, III. 

Emma Prudence, b. Apr. 27, 1818; 


Colchester, Conn., Sept. 3, 1779; m. Jan. i, 
i. ae. 82. In 1813 he resided at Chatham, N. 
Y. 9 ch'n. 

m. July 24, 1837, Dr. Van Buren 
Lockrow. New York City. 

291 1. Anna Nancy, b. Oct. 27, 1820; m. 
Oct. 31, 1843. John Olendorf; firm 
of Olendorf, Case & Gillespie, tea 
brokers, N. Y. Resided Jersey 
City, N. J. 

2912. Charlotte Jane, b. Mch. 3, 1823; 
m. A. Dcnison Gushing, d. Aug. 11, 
1859. She d. Feb. 18, 1865. 

2913. Mary Adelia, b. Dec. 22, 1828; m. 
Nov. 15, iSw, Seth H. Hunsdon. 
Albany, N. Y. 

OLIVER LOOMIS, b. E. Windsor, Conn.. Dec. 18, 1743: m ist, Sept. 2, 1762, 
Jerusha Bancroft (See No. 382) ; m. 2nd, Feb. 9, 1792, Chloe Wood. He d. Aug. 
20, 1813, E. Windsor, where b. his 8 ch'n. 
Oliver, b. Sept. 24, 1763 

Benjamin Newberry, b. Dec. 7, 
1765, d. 1783. 

Justin, bapt. Mch. 20, 1768. Re- 
moved to Oneida Co., N. Y. No 

2917. Susan, bapt. Mch. 5, 1769; m. Sam- 
uel Miller. She d. ae 70, at Sanger- 
tield, Oneida Co., N. Y. Ch'n: i. 
Loomis, 2. Chauncey, 3. Samuel, 4- 
Deborah, 5. Miranda. 

2918. Jerusha, bapt. July 28, 1771, unm., 


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1 174. 



1 176. 






1 180. 


d. ae. 65. Pawlet, Vt. 

DiMMis, bapt. May 4, 1777; m. Apr. 

2, 1797, Talcott Wolcott, who d. 
Apr. 19, 1825, ae. 52. She d. Dec. 
23, 1857. Oshkosh, Wis. Ch'n: i. 
Henry Drayton, 2. Jason Loomis, 

3. Miranda, 4. Laura, 5. Jerusha 
.Bancroft, 6. Wm., 7. Charles, 8. 




Jane -\nn, 9. Oliver, 10. Emily Ann, 

II. Mary Jane. 

N.'\THANIEL, b. Mch, 9, 1780. + 

Deborah, bapt. Mch., 1782; m. 

Henry Wooster, d. 1839, ae- 63. She 

d. ae. 70. Pawlet, Vt. Ch'd: i. 


Uriah, b. Mch. 11, 1793. 

DYER LOOMIS. b. Stafford, Conn., Feb. 18, 1756; m. Mch. 28, 1776, Esther John- 
son, d. Oct. 5, 1835, ae. 78. About 1806 he removed to Skowhegan, Me., and d. 
Aug. 14, 1839. 7 ch'n — b. Conn. 

Wealthy, b. Mch. 7, 1780; m. ist, 
Nov., 1799, Nathaniel Chandler ; m. 
2nd, Dec. 16, 1808, Seth Wyman, d. 
Apr.- 2, 1843, ae. 62. She d. Dec. 
25, 1870. Manchester, N. H. 
Sarah, b. Mch. 22, 1782 ; m. James 
Tuttle (Tuthill). She d. Feb. 9, 
1854. Skowhegan, Me. One dau. 
was Hanna Jane. 

2925. George, b. July ig, 1784. + 

2926. Samuel, b. Oct. 18, 1786. + 

2927. Warren, b. Oct. 2, 1789; m. Lydia 
Peet, who d. 1871. He d. Mch. 18, 
1865. No children. Bowe, N. H. 

2928. Murray, b. Apr. 18, 1792. + 

2929. Marshall, b. Jan. 23, 1796, unm., 
d. Aug. 21, 1859. Skowhegan, Me. 

JOHN LOOMIS, b. Stafford, Conn., Mch. 16, 1760; m. ist, Salome Scott, d. 1794 ;| 
m. 2nd, Elizabeth Standish, d. 1845. She was a descendant of Miles Standish.' 
He d. 1836, Linconville, Pa. 14 ch'n. 

Electa, b. Feb. 11, 1784; m. Nov. 
4, 1821, Daniel Burnet, d. May 25, 
1850. She d. Nov. 20, 1871. Flori- 
da, Mass. 

Merrill, b. Apr. 2, 1786. + 
Clarissa, b. May 18, 1788; m. John 
Grant, d. 1866. She d. 1849. 
Wayne, Pa. 

John, b. Aug. 14, 1790. -|- 
Amzi, b. Mch. 17, 1793, d. Mch. 13, 

Salome, b. Mch 17, 1795; m. John 
Smith. She d. Jan. 12, 1870. Con- 
cord Station, Erie Co., Pa. 
Amzi, b. Feb. 15. 1797, d. Mch., 
1819. Froze to death, Warren Co., 


2937. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 28, 1798; m. 
Solomon Dix, who d. 1870. She re- 
sided (1875) Centreville, Pa. 

2938. Jeduthun, b. July 18, 1800. -|- 

2939. Amy, b. May 5. 1802; m. James 
Clegg, who d. i860. Michigan. 

29}0. Israel, b. June 8, 1804. + 

2941. Jonathan, b. Dec. 19, 1806. •+- 

2942. Jerusha, b. June 3, 1809; m. Orin 
Loudin. She d. 1850. Riceville, 

2943. Susannah, b. Mch. 27, 1811; m. 
Josiah E. Sprague. Resided (1875) 
Huntley Grove, 111. 

REV. JOSIAH LOOMIS, b. Stafford, Conn., May 11, 1767; m. Ashfield, Mass.^ 
Jan. 28, 1790, Susannah, b. Yarmouth, Mass., Feb. 11, 1773, d. Mansfield, O. Apr. 
21, 1865, dau. of Josiah and Mary (Sears) Howes. A Bapt. clergyman. He rem.' 
1820, to N. Y. state, thence to Springvale, Fairfax Co., Va., where he d. Dec. 4, 
1852. 6 ch'n, b. Ashfield. 


Mary (Polly), b. Sept. 2, 1791; m. 
Ashfield. Jan. 23. 1817, Samuel 
Look, b. Conway, Mass., July 23, 
1817. d. Wyoming. N. Y., June it, 
1879. Farmer. Rep. Bapt. She 
d. _ Brooklyn. N. Y., Apr. 6, 1880. 
Ch'n: I. Susanna Howes, m. Benj. 
F. Avery of Louisville. Ky., Pres. of 
Avery Chilled-plow Works. She is 
still alive, (ae. 91. Oct., 1908), and 
a frequent contributor to papers and 
magazines, as is also her oldest dau.. 
Lydia (Mrs. Henry Ward), who is 
author of a vol. of love songs. Mrs. 
Avery is a strong woman sufifragist. 
She is also a noted chess player, 

NATHANIEL LOOMIS, b. Stafford, Conn., Oct. 19, 1760; m. Feb. 7. 1786, Rebecca, 
bapt. Mch. II, 1759. dau. of Aaron and Sarah (Olmsted) White. (See Gen. of the 

yvith an intellect as bright to-day as 
it was 40 yrs. ago. She is the mother 
of 6 ch'n. In many ways she is a 
wonderful woman. Her summer 
liome is at Wyoming. N. Y., and in 
the winter she stays either at Louis- 
ville. Ky., or Chicago, III., as she 
likes. 2. Nathan Loomis, 3, A son, 
4. Julia Ann, 5. Samuel Jones, 6. 
Josiah Loomis. 

2945. Nathan, b. Mch. 25, 1794. -f 

2946. Josiah, b. Feb. 5, 1797. -j- 
29^7. Dyer, b. Feb. 5. 1801. -f- 

2948. Joshua H., b. Mch. 13, 1803. -|- 
2049. Levi, b. Aug. 27, 1805. -f- 

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1 182. 





1 187. 


1 188. 




Loomis Family, Female Branches, p. 852 of Vol. II, Edition of 1880). Whites- 
borough, N. Y. I ch'd. 

Samuel, bapt. Jan, 27, 1788, at Up- White and descendants, p. 86. 

per Middletown, Conn. See John 




fford. Conn.. Nov. 25, 1762; m. Nov. 10, 1785, 
1859, ae. 91, dau. of Elisha and Lucy (Fletcher) 
Rev. He removed to Whitesborough, N. Y., in 
1792, and there d. May 8, 1851. 11 ch'n. 

lost by the burning of the ill-fated 
steamer Eric, on Lake Eric, Aug. 2, 
1841. She resides Wauwatosa, Wis. 
Elisha, b. Dec. 11, 1799. -f 
Amanda, b. Mch. i, 1802 ; m. Dec. 
29, 1825, Walter Pike, b. Mch, 22, 
1800, son of William and Dolly 
(Smith) Hobart. She d. Dec. 17, 
1834. Potter, N. Y. 
Minerva, b. Apr. 5. 1805; m. Nov. 
23, 1825, Thomas J. Nevins. She 
d. May 2, 1827. Penn Yann, N. Y. 
Benjamin, b. Apr. 6, 1809. d. Apr. 
13. 1832. 

Dorcas, b. July 28, 1768, d. Jan. 31, 
Pratt. He served in Army of Am. 
1787, and to Rushvillc, N. Y., about 
John, b. Mch. 22, 1787, d. same 

Sarah, b. May 20, 1788. d. June I, 

Chester, b. Dec. 25, 1789. -f- 
LucY P., b. Sept. 29, 1 791 ; m. Jan. 
2, 181 r, Augustus Blodget, who d. 
1865. She d. Jan. 19, 1868. Wau- 
watosa, Wis. 

James, b. May 20, 1793. -f- 
Nathaniel, b. Oct. I, 1795, d. Aug. 
7, t8o2, from the bite of a rattle- 

Sarah, b, Dec. 16, 1797; m. May 6, 
1817, Deac. Oren Greene. He d., 

BENJAMIN LOOMIS, b. Ashford, Conn., Jan. 15, 1773; m. N.iomi Allen. He d. 

Aug. 18, 1808. Rushville, N. Y. 4 ch'n— b. Rushville. 

Dyer, b. 1798, unm., d. June 5, 1836. N. Y. 

Allen, b. .^pr. 9, 1800; m. Rebecca 2964. Calista, b. June i, 1805, d. Sept. 15, 

Emory, d. Sept. 4, 1829. He d. July 1820. 

25, 1832. No children. Middlesex, 2965. Nathaniel, b. Mch. 18, 1807. + 




HENRY LOOMIS, b. Ashford, Conn., Nov. 

Utley, d. Jan. 8. 1836, ae. 53. He located in 

1796, with his bro. Dyer, they took up tract 

acres, in what is now North East Township. 

Co. Pa. ID ch'n — b. Greenfield, Pa. 

Warren, b. Sept. 7, 1802. -f- 

Persa, b. Jan. 2, 1804; m. 1821, 

David Hall. She d. Feb. 6, 1844. 

Westfiold, N. Y. 2972. 

Alvisa. b. May 14, 1806. unm., d. 2973. 

May I, 1832. 

AsENATH, b. Feb. 2, 1808, unm. 

North East, Pa. 2974. 

Evelina, b. May 28, i8ro; m. 1828. 

Cyrus Jcnks. She d. Mch. 21, 1831. 

Greenfield, Pa. 2975. 

SorHRONA, b. May 13, 1812; m. Feb. 

18, 1834, Sherod C. Gilman, d. July 

6, 1854. Farmer. She d. Dec. 21, 

DYER LOOMIS, b. Ashford. Conn., Feb. 26, 177S: m. ist, (Mary) Nancy Wood, 
of R. I., b. 1785. d. July 27. 1833. ae. 48; m. 2nd, Prudence Selkregg, d. 1842. He 
removed to North East, Pa., in 1796, and in time became the first constable and 
first deputy sheriff of Erie Co., Pa. He and six associates or-ianizcd the first tem- 
perance soc'y of North East. On the 400 acre tr.nct (See 1188), he erected in i8ia 
the Loomis homestead of North East, which still stands (1908). He d. Feb. 22, 
1842. 14 ch'n — b. North East. 

25, 177s; ni. Jan. i, 1800, Elizabeth 
Eric Co., Pa., in 1795 or 6. and in 
154 from the Population Co. of 400 
He d. Oct. 2, 1855. Greenfield, Erie 

1892. North East, Pa. Ch'n: i. 
Mary A., 2. Wm. H., 3. Cath- 
erine V. 

Nathaniel U., b. Mch. 25, 1814. -f 
Emily S., b. Sept. 2, 1816; m. Reuel 
Knapp, d. 1853. She d. May 26. 
1842. North East, Pa. 
Mary S., b. Nov., 1819; m. 1841, 
Hiram Jones. He d. Apr., 1873. 
Eden, IViinn. 

Martha A., b. Mch. 11, 1823; m. 
1845, Jeremiah Sanborn. She d. 
1850. North East, Pa. 

Lyman A., b. Sept. t6, 1804. -f- 
Alvah, b. May, 1806, d. Oct. 9, 

Sarah, b. Oct. 20, 1807, unm. North 
East, Pa. ; d. Feb. 19, 1892. 
Hannah, b. Apr. 3, 1809; m. Henry 
Williams. She d. July 12, 1843. 
Lowville, Pa. 

2980. Dyer, b. Oct. i, 1810. -f- 

29ST. Nancy, b. 1812, d. ae 6 months. 

2982. Nancy J., b. Sept. 26, 1814 ; m. John 
Coolidge, who d. 1869. .Aurora, 111 

2983. Elizabeth, b. .'Xug. 23, 1816. unm. 

2984. Eliza, b. Aug. r, 1818; m. Apr. 7, 
1842, George Gilman. North East, 

233 ^txll) (^gngrattntt 

Pa. She d. May 25, 1895. Cli'n: i. 2987. Benjamin, b. May 16, 1826, d. Jan. 
Elmos, 2. Mary, 3. Rose, 4. George. 20, 1843. 

2985. Henry J., b. July 27, 1820. + 2988. William, b. Dec. 30, 1830. + 

2986. Mary, b. May 18, 1822 ; m. John 2989. Hiram K., b. Apr., 1832, d. in U. S. 
Glidden. Leavenworth, Kan. She army, 1861. 

d. 1903. 

II93- JOEL LOOMIS, b. Conn. May 22, 1760; ni. May 23, 1792, Prudence West, d. 1815. 
He served in Am. Rev., and removed to Middletown, N. Y., abt. 1810, where he d. 
1825. 7 ch'n. 

2990. Elizabeth, b. Apr. 15, 1793; m. 2993. Riley, b. Aug. 13, 1800, unm., d. 
John, b. Torrington, Conn., May 4, Mch. i, 1869. Halcott, N. Y. 
1785, son of John and Lydia (Hop- 2994. Joel. b. Mch. 10, 1807.+ 

kins) Birge. Rem. to Bristol, Conn. 2995. Hephzihah, b. i8to; m. Reuben 

Ch'n: I. Juliette, 2. Mary, 3. Na- Gordon. She d. 1854. Lexington, 

than. Greene, Co., N. Y. 

2991. Ansel, b. July 3, 1795. -f 2996. Aaron, b. May 15, 1813. + 

2992. Harlow, b. May 30, 1796. + 

1195. SAMUEL LOOMIS, bapt. Bloomfield, Conn., Aug. 23, 1761 ; m. Keziah Cook, d. 
Aug., 1833. He d. Nov. 8, 1842. Florence, Oneida Co., N. Y. 9 ch'n. 

2997. Elizur, b. 1782.-!- 3002. Sarah, b. Mch. 20, 1794; m. Israel 

2998. Keziah. b. 1784; m. Joseph Fox. Hart. Chautauqua Co., N. Y. 
She d. 1858. Lee, N. Y. 3003. Henry, b. May 23, 1797. + 

2999. Sarah, b. 1786, d. ae. 7 years. 3004. Anson, b. July 12, 1800. -(- 

3000. Chauncey, b. 1788, d. ae. 4 years. 3005. M.^ry, b. Apr. 16, 1803 ; m. James 

3001. Erastus, b. 1791, d. ae. 3 years. Jeffries. She d. Jan. 27, 1862. 

1198. JESSE LOOMIS, b. Bloomfield, Conn., 1773; m. Zilp.ih Thomas, d. Jan. 3, 1846. 
ae. 74. He "d. Aug. 26, 1820. Coventry, N. Y. 8 ch'n. 

3006. Zilpah, b. Sept. 15, 1801 ; m. Oct. liam Wilbur. Smyrna, N. Y. 
7, 1843, Mortimer Turberty. Cov- 3009. Jesse, b. Oct. 14, 1807. + 
entry, N. Y. 3010. James P., b. May 28. i8og. + 

3007. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 4, 1893; m. Cy- 3011. Henry, b. Jan. 16, 1811.+ 
rus Loomis (3019). She d. May I, .1012. Norman, b. Oct. 19, 1813.+ 

187T. Smyrna. N. Y. 3013. Samuel Taylor, b. July'ii, 1816. + 

3008. Phepa, b. May 13, 180S ; m. Wil- 

1199. GEORGE G. LOOMIS, b. Bloomfield, Conn.. June 15, 1782; m. Jan. 28, 1803, Marylla 
Wilkinson, d. Sept., 1859, ae- 81, He served in War of 1812, being allowed $60.50 on 
claim. In 1819, he removed to Lebanon, N. Y., and d. Mch. 16, 1862. 7 ch'n. 

3014. Levi G., b. Nov. 4, 1805. + Cleveland. Smyrna, N. Y. 

301.=;. Dryden, b. May 9, 1810. + 3019. Cyrus, b. Nov. 21, 1820; m. Eliza- 
3Ci6. Drayton, b. Nov. 24, 1813.+ beth Loomis ('3007). No children. 

3017. Marylla. b. Feb. 29, 1816; m. Ste- Smyrna. N. Y. 

phen Cash. Smyrna, N. Y. 3020. Edward, b. Jan. 14, 1822. + 
.1018. Sarah, b. Sept. 8, 1818; m. Seth 

1207. MOSES LOOMIS, b. Torrington, Conn., June 18, 1760; m. Aug. 8, 1782, Lucy, b. 
Oct. 2, 1756, d. Oct. 29, 1809. dau. of Dcac. John and Rachel (Wilson) Cooke. He 
d. Nov. 2, 1812, at Torrington, where b. his 2 ch'n. 

3021. Luman, b. July 13, 1783. + Whiting. She d. Mch. 31, 1874. 

3022. Sarah, b. Aug. 3, 1789; m. Uri, b. Torrington. Ch'n: i. George L., 2. 
Torrington, Au.g. 6, T788. d. 1874, Frank, 3. Mariette, 4. Uri L. 

son of Wm. and Lucinda (Sopcr) 

1209. RICHARD LOOMIS, b. Torrington, Conn., Dec. 25, 1758; m. May 30, 1780, Rachel, 
(b. perhaps Sheffield, Mass., abt. 1759), dau. of Daniel and Christiana (Loomis, 
287?) Higbee. He d. Aug. 9, 1826. and she m. 2nd, Jan. 3, 1827, John Whitney. 
Torrington, where b. his 11 ch'n. 

3023. Clarissa, b. Oct. 29, 1780 ; m. Nov. to upper Canada, unm.. He d. Apr. 
4, 1802, Ebenezer, son of Ebenezer 6, 1865. Codrington, Ontario. 

and Ann (Young) Lyman, b. July 3026. Laura, b. May 28, 1787; m. Jan. S, 

13, 1779- He d. Mch. 13, 1813. Bur- 1809, Erastus,' son of Dr. Elkanah 

lington, Vt. and Rebecca (Whiting) Hodges, 

3024. Levi, b. June 23, 1783. + b. Mch. 9, 1781, d. June 13, 1847. 

3025. Chester, b. Apr. 20, 1785. Removed He became one of Torrington's 

ICnnntts Olntpalngu 





3031. Abner, b. Jan. I, 1799. d. 1832. 
Oneida Co., N. Y. 

3032. Amoret, b. Dec. 15, 1802, d. Aug. 
4, 1809. 

Electa Spofford, b. Apr. 9, 1807; 
m. Aug. 23, 1827, Rev. Asahel, b. 
Marshall, N. Y., Aug. 17, 1807, son 
of Deac. William and Rachel 
(Wedge) Grant. She d. Skinners' 
Eddy, Pa., Aug. 4, 1831, and he m. 
2nd, Apr. 6, 1835, Judith Sabrina 
Lathrop Campbell. In 1835 he, be- 
ing a practicing physician, went as 
missionary to Oromish, Persia, and 
thence to Mosul, Turkey, under the 
auspices of the A. B. of F. M., as a 
Congrcgationalist. serving in this 
field until i8-(4. His children by his 
first marriage were: i. Seth Hast- 
ings, 2. Edwin Hodges. 



most esteemed men. She d. Dec. 
7, 1839. Torrington. Ch'n : i. Ed- 
win, 2. Elkanah H., 3. Roxa, 4. Levi, 
5. Willard, 6. Laura M. 
Richard, b. Aug. 2, 1789. + 
Rachel, b. Feb. 29, 1792; m. Ches- 
ter Bancroft, b. 1798, son of (949) 
Winchester. In one place her 
name is given as Harriet, wife of 
Chester Bancroft. She d. i860. 
Harriet, b. Oct. 7, 1794 ; m. Starr 
Clark. Utica, N. Y. 
HuLDAH, b. May 18, 1797; m. Apr. 
28, 1818, Levi, b. May 29, 1795, d. 
Jan. 27, 1866, at Morris, 111., son of 
Miles and Ann (Buttrick) Hills, of 
Goshen. She d. Savannah, Ga., Apr. 
15, 1820. One son was Miles Hills. 
(See N. E. H. & G. R., Vol. 36, p. 

EPHRAIM LOOMTS. b. Torrington, Conn., July 12, 1758; m. ist. Oct. 30, 1784, 
Jane, b. 1754, d. Mch. 30. 1789, ae. 35. dau. of Siias and Catherine (Drake) Fyler; 
m. 2nd, July 20, 1789. Zerviah Hill. He was in the military Co. with his father in 
1774, when but 16 yrs. old. He d. 1824, at Torrington, where b. his 10 ch'n. 





Reuben, b. Oct. 9, 1785. -f 
Oliver, b. May 29. 1787; m. Feb. 4, 
1814, Mary, b. June 22. 1793, d. 
Mch. 4, 1870, dau. of Elihu and Je- 
mima (North) Barber. He was 
Rep. Gen. Assem. 1834, and d. Feb. 
7, 1872; without children. Winsted. 
They adopted Mary Jane Derby, b. 
Mangrafell Co., Londonderrs-, Ire- 
land. Slie m. May i, 1858.' Ralph 
Barnard, son of Lucius and Julia E. 
(Barnard) Griswold, b. Jan. 18, 
1835. He was a physician and re- 
sided at Banksville, N. Y. Their 
ch'n are : i. Wm. Loomis, b. and d. 
i860, 2. Wm. Loomis, b. Feb. 12, 
1861, 3. Julia Alice, b. Jan. 7, 1870. 
Ephraim, b. Feb. 28, 1789, d. ae. 4 


AsAHEL. b. Apr. 8, 1790. + 
Sarah Zerviah, b. May 16, 1791 ; m. 
Jesse Leach, d. 1840. She d. 1871. 
Smithville, Chenango Co., N. Y. 
Ch'n: I. David, 2. Elvira, 3. Fred- 

Ruth. b. Aug. 9, 1793; m. Richard 
Sawtcll. She d. 1848. Chenango 
Co., N. Y, No ch'n. 
Ephraim, b. July 16, 1796. + 
3041. Charles Grandison, b. Mch. 28, 
1798. + 

Roman, b. Aug. 6, 1800. -f 
Caroline, b. Oct. 9, 1807 ; m. Nov. 
13, 1842, Zebulon Merrill, who d. 
1871. New Hartford, Conn. She d. 
1877. No ch'n. 





AARON LOOMTS, h, Tnrriiiytnn. Conn., May 25, 1766; m. Feb. 12, 1789, Anne 
[Annisl .Armira. b. 15, 176J. d, 1814, dau. of Noah and Hannah (Skinner — 
great granddau. of Mary [dau. of Joseph Loomis. the emigrant] ) Drake. (The Hst. 
of Torrington, Conn., says he m. 2nd, Alma Loomis). He d. bef. 1809, at Torring- 
ton, where b. his 5 ch'n. 

30.(6. Laura, b. Feb. 17. 1794; m. Jan. S, 
1809. Myron, son of Caleb and Sa- 
rah (Roberts) Leach. Slie d. Sept. 
1818. See (3067). Ch'n: i. Roxa, 
2. Laura. 

.Annes. b. June 23, 1797, unm.. d. 
May, 1821. 
-Alvin, b. Dec. 22, 1800. + 



Aaron, b. May 16, 1790.-!- 
Jane, b. Mch. IT, 1792; m. Mch.. 
1821. Francis Griswold, who d. Sept. 
8, 1869. The Griswolds of Conn, 
are desc. from George Griswold of 
Enjf., through liis son Edward, who 
came to New England in 1630 and 
settled at Windsor. See chart of 
pedigree, Salisbury Gen. 

SOLOMON LOOMIS. b. Torrington, Conn., Jan. 23, 1768; m. Aug. 31, 1791. Eliza- 
beth Olcott of New Hartford. Conn., d. July 7, 1857. He d. Mch. 15, 1848. at Tor- 
rington, where b. his 5 ch'n. 
Orlen, or Orrin, b. Mch. I, 1792; 
m. Nov. 27, 1820. Ruby, b. July 28, 
1790. d. May 26. 1875. dau. of Junius 
(son of No. 361) and Sabrina (Fy- 3050 

Icr) North. He d. July 26, 1827, 

without children. He went to .So. 
America. She m. 2nd, Oct. 29. 
18.^9. Moses Drake. 
Hiram, b. Nov. 28, 1794. -f 

3051. Horace, b. Nov. 14, 1796.-]- 

235 B\Kt\} (^nuYutmn 

3052. Levi, b. May 8, 1806, unm., d. Mch. 3053. Candace, b. Nov. 6, 1807, unrn., d. 

2, 1853. 1834. 

1223. SILAS LOOMIS, b. Torrington, Conn., Apr. 12, 1771 ; m. ist, Mary Cowdry, d. 
Nov. 21, 1808, ae. 42; m. and, Sept. 3, 1809, Elizabeth Averill, d. Feb. 7, 1840. He, 
d. Mch. 2, 1853. Waterbury, Vt. 8 ch'n. 

3054. HuLDAH, b. Feb. 7, 1793; m. Mch., 3057. Silas, b. Jan. 17, 1800. + 
1817, Charles Kelsey, Tunbridge, 3058. Ruel, b. Sept. 29, 1802. + 

Vt. 3059. Bethuel, b. Mch. ir, 1804, unmar- 

3055. Azueah, b. July 14, 1794; m. Oct., ried, d. June 11, 1826. 

1814, Seth Town. She d. June 18, 3060. Mary, b. Nov. 21, 1808; m Jan I 

1846. Waterbury, Vt. 1838, Daniel A. Belknap. Water- 

3056. Mary, b. Mch. 15, 1798, unmarried. bury, Vt. He d. 1866. 

d. May 8, 1861. 3061. Elam, b. Aug. 2, 1810. + 

1226. ELLAS LOOMIS, b. Torrington. Conn., Nov. 13, 1776; m. there, Mary, b. Oct. 17, 
1776, d. Oct. 13, 1837, dau. of Moses and Sarah (Loomis, No. 920) Rood. He d 
May 2, 1831. Farmer. Cong't. Hitchcockville, Conn. 3 ch'n, b. Conn. 

3062. Miles, b. Oct. 3, 1799+ 3064. Luther, b. Nov. 8, 1806. + 

3063. William, b. Jan., 1804. + 

1229. LEMUEL LOOMIS, b. Torrin.gton, Conn., Oct. 17, 1768; m. Oct. 17, 1793, Abigail 
Parsons. Winchester, Conn. 8 ch'n. 

3065. Pluma, b. Aug. 10, 1794; m. Feb. d. Mch. 31, 1871. Torrington. 

IS, 1836, Wilhs Crampton of Farm- 3069. Lydia, b. Aug. 4, 1802; unm., d. 

ington, d. Mch., 1873. She d. June May 25, 1848. 

4. 1858. 3070. Abigail, b. Apr. 28, 1805; m. Asa 

3066. Reuben, b. Feb. 11, 1796; m. Nov. Hamlin. He came from Somers, 
18, 1820, Abigail, dau. of Oliver and Conn., and settled in Torrington, 
Mary (Wood) Burnham, d. Sept. and d. abt. 1870, at Winsted, Conn. 

3, 1881, ae. 86. No children. Tor- She d. 1840. Ch'n: i. Laura, 2. 
rington. He d, 1873. Maryetta, 3. Alma Jane, 4. Mar- 

3067. Almedha, b. Aug. I, I7Q7; 111. My- garet. 

ron, son of Caleb and Sarah (Rob- 3071. Huldah, b. Dec. 20, l8o6; m. May 
erts) Leacli. She d. 1847. He d. 13, 1838, Smith Harris. She d. May, 

1878. Torrington. (See 3046). 1859. Winchester, Conn. 

Ch n : I. Amanda, 2. Luther, 3. 3072. Lucinda, b. Dec. 6, 1809, unm , d 
Julia, 4. Almeda. May 31, 1865. 

3068. Lemuel, b. Apr. 3, 1800, unmarried, 

1233- JOSEPH LOOMIS, b. Torrington, Conn., Jan. 19, 1767; m. Clymena Taylor Re- 
moved to Wadsworth, O., in 1816. Was the first J. P. there, and there d. Aug. 15 
1855. 4 ch'n — b. Torrington. ' ' 

3073. Oren, b, Nov. 16, 1791. + m. 3rd, 1814. Sarah Riley. He lived 

3074. Sherman, b. Jan. 23, 1792. + at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., and there d 

3075. Lurilla b — -; m Nov. 14, 1805, Mch. 17, 1855. Ch'n: i. Charles L., 
Dudly S., b. Norwich, Conn., Mch. 2. Sylvia See Pease Gen., p 206 

5, 1785, son of Nathaniel and Jeru- Also N. E. H, & Gen Reg Vol III 
sha (Hall) Pease. She d. 1809. p. 395. 

he m. 2nd, Nov., 1810, Maria Sears; 3076. Roman, b. , d. young. 

1236. ELISHA LOOMIS, b. Conn., Aug. 14, 1771 ; m. Mercy Prindle, d. May 25, 1840, ae. 

72. Winsted, Conn., where he d. Feb. 12, 1845, and where b. his 3 ch'n. 
3077- Sabra Maria, b. Nov. 14, 1804; m. Place ( ?) Removed west. Ch'n- i 

Charles C. Thompson, d. Sept. 3, Charles. 2. George. 

1878. No ch'n. Guilford, N. Y. 3079. Simeon, b. June 9, 1808. -f 

3078. Betsey, b. Mch. 26, 1806; m. 

1239. HORACE LOOMIS, b, Mass., Jan. 15, 1775; m. ist, 1799, Lamira Burritt, d. May 
31, 1.804, ae- 25; m. 2nd, 1805, Mary Chipman, d. Nov. 25, 1873, ae. 89. He d Apr 
7, 1865. Burlington, Vt., where b. his 4 ch'n. 

3080. Lucia b. Dec. 30, i799; m. Mch. 25, 3081. Frederick G., b. Sept. 3, 1808, unm 

i«i9, John Norton, son of John and South America. Has not been heard 

Mary (Porter) Pomeroy. She d. from since 1829. 

Dec. 29, 1877. No ch'n. Burling- 3082. Edward C, b. Aug. 7, 1810 -f 

'°"' Vt. 3083. Ellen D., b. Mch. 9, 1813; m. June 

iGiJomts (Smralogy 


2, 1834, Alfred Brooks, d. Dec. 24, 
1877. New York City. Ch'n : i. 

Mary L., 2. Alfred Elwyn, 3. Mar- 
tha M., 4. Horace J., 5. Ellen D. 














31 10. 

LUTHER LOOMIS, b. Mass., June 8, 1781; m. Sept. 3, 1809, Harriet Bradley, d, 
Oct. I, 1819, ac. 33. He grad. from Univ. of Vt. 1818. Menib. State Leg. 1816. He 
d. June 22, 1844. Burlington, Vt., where b. his 4 ch'n. 

he was appointed on the Board of 
Water Commissioners. He was one 
of many who tendered financial 
aid to the governor at the opening 
of the civil war, and served on the 
committee appointed to disburse 
funds for raising and equipping 
troops, and caring for volunteers' 
families. The street leading from 
Chicago to Harvey, 111., was named 
in honor of him, previous to 1857. 
These and other acts show his in- 
3087. Henry, b. Aug. 31, 1818. + 

Maria, b. May 26, 1810, unm. Bur- 
lington, Vt. 

Mary, b. May 13, 1812; m. Nov. 13, 
1833, John H. Peck. She d. Dec. 
28, 1834. Burlington, Vt. Ch'd: I. 

Horatio Gates, b. Oct. 23, 1814; m. 
Oct. 12, 1835, Harriet H. Waite. No 
children. Chicago, 111. He d. in 
Burlington, Vt., July 27, 1900. In 
History of Chicago, Vol. I, p. 95, is 
this, 1834: "Among the new ar- 
rivals who afterwards became dis- 
tinguished and leading citizens were 
Horatio G. Loomis," etc. In 1851, 

GEORGE LOOMIS, b. Conn., 1756; m. 1785, Deborah Stewart, of Wilton, Conn., 
d. Aug. 8, 1855, ae. 87. In May, 1777, he enlisted in the 4th Conn. Reg. for 3 yrs., 
and afterwards drew a pension for Rev. services. In 1808 he removed to Oxford, 
N. Y., thence, in 1826, to Canton, Pa., where he d. abt. 1836. 10 ch'n — b. Harwin- 
ton. Conn. 

Marcus, b. Nov. 16, 1786, unm., d. 

Jan. 20, 1864. Canton, Pa. 3093. 

Minerva, b. Aug. 20, 1789; m. Apr. 

II, 1810, Roswell R. Rogers, who 3094. 

d. Nov. 17, 1867. Canton, Pa. 3095. 

JosiAH, b. June i, 1795, unm. Re- 3096. 

sides Union, Tioga Co., Pa. 3097. 

Miles, b. June i, I79S- + 

Deborah, b. June 15, 1797; m. Ste- 

OLIVER LOOMIS, b. Harwinton, Conn., Feb., 
1839, ae. 71. In 1802 he removed to Windham, 
services. He d. Mch. 3, 1844. 10 ch'n. 

Lyman, b. 1784, d. ae. 22 years. 
Jesse, b. 1786, d. ae. 2 years. 3106. 

Jesse, b. 1788. -f 
Willis, b. Jan. 16, 1790. + 
Robert, b. 179,";; m. Mary Ann Oak- 
ley. He d. 1857, without children. 
Shandaken, Ulster Co., N. Y. 
Revilo, b. 1797, unm. Drowned 
July 12, 1822. Hunter, N. Y. 3107. 

Harmon E., b. 1799. -f- 
Sarah, b. 1801 ; m. Henry Osborn. 

AUGUSTUS LOOMIS, b. Harwinton, Conn., Apr. 14, 1765; m. Liberty Gillett, d. 
Mch. I, 1857. He d. Apr. 18, 1831. Canton, Pa. 8 ch'n. 

phen Pepper, Union, Tioga Co.. Pa. 
Clarissa, b. Sept. 5, 1799; m- David 
Bailey. She d. 1822. Canton, Pa. 
Charles, b. Dec. 16, 1802. + 
Mary, b. Jan., 1804, d. 1820. 
Anna, b. May 10, 1806, d. 1820. 
LuciNDA, 1). .\pr. 10, 1808: m. 
George Soper. Roseville, Tioga 
Co., Pa. 

, 1760; m. Sarah Upson, d. July 29, 
N. Y., and drew a pension for Rev. 

Resides Tonica, 111. 
Mary, b. July 17, 1803, at Wind- 
ham, N. Y. ; m. Sept. 11, 1824, Abra- 
ham Hare, b. Stockbridge, Mass., 
Mch. 17, 1799. d. Westkill, 24. Y., 
July "io, i86^, where she was living 
in 1886. (See Treat Gen.) One 
son was Revillo L. 
Fanny, b. 1805 ; m. George New- 
ton. She d. 1863. Tonica, III. 

Ezekiel, b. 1799, d. ae 15 years. 
JoH.N-, b. Jan. 9, 1801.-I- 
Seth. b. Oct. 3, 1803. -I- 
Almira. b. Canton, Pa., Dec. 19, 
1804 ; m. Groveland, N. J., John, b. 
Canton, Pa.. .'\pr. 14, 1801, d. 'Te- 
cumsch, Mich., Jan. 3, 1843, son of 
Abel and Elizabeth (Cooper) 
Cleveland. Tecumseh, Mich. Ch'n : 
I. Whiting, 2. Jerome, 3. Minerva, 
4. George, 5. Edward Augustus, 6. 

Sophia, 7. James, 8. Harriet. See 

Cleveland Gen. of 1899. 
3112. George, b. 1806.-)- 
3T13. RosiNA, b. June 15, 1808; m. Jan. 

10, 1828, Calvin S. Sellard. Canton, 


31 14. Minerva, b. June 15, 1810; m. Ezra 
W. Ruttv. Mclntyre, Lycoming (3o., 

3115. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 2, 1813; m. Asa- 
hel Wright. Canton, Pa. 

B'tKtIi O^^n^ratum 

ISAIAH LOOMIS, b. Harwinton, Conn., Dec. 
Taylor. He d. Feb. 6, 1831, Harwinton, where b. 


10, 1759; m. Jan. 20, 1784, Jerusha 
his 7 ch'n. 

L,\URA, b. Sept. 26, 1790, d. 1817. 
Amanda, b. Mch. 18, 1793; m. Eli 
Norton. She d. 1828. Litchfield. 
Aditha, b. Sept. 15, 179S; m. Eben- 
ezer Clark. She d. 1861. Litchfield. 
MiLicENT, b. Mch. 3, 1798; m. Asa 
Hull. She d. 1848. Harwinton. 
Isaiah Barbour, b. Dec. 7, 1800. + 

Clarissa, b. Nov. 6, 1785; m. Apr. 31 18. 

14, 1808, Asa, son of Randall and 31 19. 

Comfort (Tyler) Shattuck. She d. 

1862. Smithville, N. Y. Ch'n: i. 3120. 

Mary, 2. Asa, 3. Jerusha, 4. Tilor, 

5. Eliza, 6. David T., 7. Laura, 8. 3121. 

A child, 9. Ruhamah, 10. Eliza E. 

Jerusha, b. June i, 1788; in. Isaac 3122. 

Cartel. She d. 1832. Harwinton. 

ELISHA LOOMIS, b. Harwinton, Conn., June 17, 1780; m. Oct. 11. 1825, Eiliza 

Mills. In 1810 he removed to Ohio and resided in Twinsburg. He d. May 28, 1856, 

at Grinnell, la. S ch'n. 

Elisha Mills, b. Oct. 23, 1826, d. 

Sept. 23, 1 84 1. 

Samuel, b. Feb. 8, 1829. + 3127. 

Philo, b. 1831, d. 1832. 

Julia Eliza, b. Jan. i, 1834: m. 

RICHARD LOOMIS, b. Conn., July 24, 1766; m. Sept. 10, 1795, Phoebe Ives, who 
d. Mch. 17, 1848. He accompanied his father to Canada, thence returned to N. Y., 
and there lived, and d. Jan. 27, 1856. Cattaraugus Co., N. Y., where b. his 5 ch'n. 
Amon, b. Aug. 27, 1796. + Wiggin M. Farrar. Ch'n: i. Mary 

Alanson, b. Nov. 3, 1797. + E., 2. Alonzo. 

Edward, b. . 3'32. William, b. June 17, 1804. + 

Elizabeth, b. Nov. 14, 1801 ; m. 

SIMON LOOMIS, b. Tolland, Conn., Mch. 7, 1758; m. Mch. 8, 1787, Mary Car- 
penter, d. Mch. 9, 1853, ae. 84. A soldier in Am. Rev. and a pensioner. Removed 
to Tompkinsville, N. Y., early in 19th cen'y. He d. Nov. 26, 1842, at Harmony, and 
buried at Blockville, Chau. Co., N. Y. 11 ch'n. 

Rev. N. M'Conaughy, June 14, 1858. 

Somerville, N. J. 

Philo, b. July, 1839, d. Dec. 29, 


Luther, b. .^pr. 10, 1787, d. Sept. 6, 


Nathaniel, b. Apr. 30, 1790. + 

Sarah, b. June 6, 1792 ; m. Feb. 14, 

1817, John Baker. She d. 1868. 

New Hudson, N. Y. 

Mary, b. June 8, 1794; m. Jan. 19, 

1815, Zechariah Cook. She d. Dec. 

19, 1843. Locke, N. Y. 

Solomon, b. July 23, 1796. + 

Elizabeth, b. 20, 1798; m. 

Jan. 21, 1819, Philo Baker. Har- 

mony, Chautauqua Co., N. Y. 

3139. Edward, b. Feb. 14, 1801.+ 

3140. Nancy, b. Apr. i8, 1803; m. ist, 
James McClure ; m. 2nd, Levi 
Boardman, who d. 1865. Larch- 
ville. Pa. 

3141. Daniel, b. Aug. 25, 1805. + 

3142. Esther, b. Oct. 29, 1807; m. Amos 
Cook. Harmony, N. Y. 

3143. Lois, b. Apr. 15, i8ii; m. Warren 
Rowley. She d. Nov., 1868. Locke, 
N. Y. 

1273. SOLOMON LOOMIS, b. Tolland, Conn., Sept. 27, 1760; m. ist, Nov. 13, 1793. 
Betsey Burt, d. Feb. 27, 1809; m. 2nd, 1809, Sarah Ames, d. 1838. He d. July, 1830, 
Antwerp, N. Y. 7 ch'n. 

1871. Antwerp, N. Y. 

3149. Maria, b. Nov. 20, 1805; m. Oct. 16, 
1832, Harvey Phelps. Antwerp, N. 
Y.. He d. 1876. 

3150. Nathaniel b. May 10, 1808. -f 

3151. Mary, b. July 18, 1810; m. Wilson 
Isham. She d. June, 1873. Water- 
town, N. Y. 

3144. Harris, b. Jan. 12, 1795.+ 

3145. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 19, 1796; m. 
Sept. 5, 1831, Hiram Polly. Ant- 
werp, N. Y. 

3146. Solomon, b. Nov. 27, 1798, unm., d. 
Apr. 26, i860. Antwerp, N. Y. 

3147- James, b. Feb. 18, 1801. + 
3148. Emma, b. Sept. 17, 1803; m. Dec, 
1828, James White. She d. Apr., 

1276. EPAPHRAS LOOMIS, b. Tolland, Conn, Sept 20, 1768; m Nov 27, 1794, Abigail 
Grover, d, Apr. 22, 1851, ae. 74. He d. Apr. 24, 1842, at Tolland, where b. his 
2 ch'n. 

3152- Almon, b. Oct. 3, 1804, d. Mch. 6, 3153. Elmer, b. Feb. 7, 1810. -j- 


1277. JEDUTHUN LOOMIS, b. Tolland, Conn., Nov. 10, 1777; m. Cambridge, N. Y., 
July 26, i&oi, Abigail, b. Apr. 30, 1782, d. Jan. 14, 1868, dau. of Ezekiel and Sarah 

IGncmta (gntralojij 


(Rill) Adams. He was a carpenlcr. Pres. 
N. Y., and there d. Oct. 22, 1838, where b. his 

3154. Son, b. May 25, 1802, d. July 16, 

3155. Alanson D., b. June 20, 1803. + 3160. 

3156. Leonard, M., b. Dec. 18, 1804; m. 3161. 
Mch. 8, 1836, Elmira McFaul. No 3162. 
children. Cambridge, N. Y. He d. 

1873- 3163. 

3157. Benjamin M., b. Nov. 23, 1806. + 3164. 

3158. Son, b. Aug. 14, 1808, d. Aug. 28, 

1808. 3165. 

3159. Abigail Sarah, b. Sept. 23, 1809; 

m. Feb. 8, 1832, Adonijah Skinner 3166. 

Belden, b. Mch. 20, 1808, son of 
Belden and Mary (Skinner) Noble. 
She d. June 17, 1834. Ch'n: i. Abi-. 


ELISHA LOOMIS. b. Tolland. Coim., Jan. 27, 
d. Aug., 1861. In 1818 he reniovrd to Groton 
1825, he removed to Troupsburg, i\, Y., where 

3167. Alanson, b. Oct. 3, 1803, unm., d. 3171. 
ae. 25 years. 3172. 

3168. Minerva, b. Sept. 15, 1803; m. 1853, 3'73- 
Henry DeWitt, who d. 1869. 3174. 
Troupsburg, N. Y. 3i7S- 

3169. Jeduthun, b. Nov. 17, 1807. + 

3170. Hannah, b. June 18, 1810; m. Nov., 3176. 
1833, Daniel A. Ordway. Cameron, 
N. Y. 

1280. JUSTIN LOOMIS, b. July 10. 1783; m. Sept. 29, 1811, Sarah Selick, b. Aug. 16, 
1792, d. Penfield, Lorain Co., O., July 16, 1862. In 1814 he rem. to Champion, Jef-' 
ferson Co., N. Y., and thence to ."Vnglaize Co., O., and d. Waynesfield, O., June 
24, 1857. Millwright. 7 ch'n— all b. N. Y. state. 

In 1800 he rcinuved to Cambridge, 
13 ch'n. 

gail Sarah, 2. Belden. Crane Gen., 


Jeduthun, b. June 9, 1811.+ 

EzEKiEL A., b. July 4, 1813. + 

Son, b. June 24, 1815, d. July 4, 


Joel, b. Apr. 13, 1817. + 

i.-ARY A. W., b. July 8, 1819, unra., 

d. July 13, 1849- 

Nathaniel, S. P., b. Julv 15, 

1821. + 

Syla Ann, b. June 25, 1825; m. 

July 9, 1844, John H. Newman. 

Albany, N. Y. 

1779; m. July II, 1802, Eunice Hatch, 
, N. Y., where he resided 7 yrs. In 
he d. Sept., 1856. 10 ch'n. 
Elisha, b. May, 1813. + 
Joel, b. 1816. -j- 
Aru;ail, b. 1819, unm., d. 1848. 
Ede, b. 1822. + 

Harriet, b. 1828; m. 1859, Patrick 
Kiernan. Jasper, N. Y. 
Henry E., b. 1830; m. 1871, Delia 
Olmsted. No children. Troups- 
burg, N. Y. 

3176.1. Mary Ann, b. June 18, 1812; m. 
1st, Slack ; 2nd, Fulton. 

3176.2. Joel, b. Mch. 21, 1814. + 

3176.3. Elmina, b. July 13, 1816; m. Wes- 
ley Hastings. 

3176.4. Sally, b. Sept. 16, 1818; m. Da- 
rius Holcomb. 


3176.5. Eliza, b. June 4, 1822; m. Asa 

3176.6. Delila, b. Aug. 16, 1828; m. Reu- 
ben Tifft. 

3176.7. George Washington, b. July 4. 
183 1, d. St. Louis, Mo., June 10, 

RALPH LOOMIS, b. Tolland, Conn.. Feb. 28. 1785; m. 1812, Melinda Wilson, d. 
Mch., 1863. In i8io he removed to Buffalo, N. Y., thence, in 1812, to Brighton, 
Clark Co.. O., and thence, in 1834, to Laporte. Ind., where he d. Feb. I, 1863. 6 
ch'n, b. in O. 

3177. Joel, b. July 15, 181 5. -f 3181. Ruth. b. June 17, 1825; m. Apr.. 

3178. Justin, b. May 4, 1817. -f 1848, Thomas G. Hunt, who d. 1874- 

3179. Maranda, b. i8ig; m. Feb. 3, 1845, Valparaiso, Ind. 
Wheeler Bentley. 3182. Rali'H, b. Mch. 17, 1827. -|- 

3180. PiLANOER, b. Apr. 22, 1823. -j- 

1286. REUBEN LOOMIS, b. prob. Bolton, Conn., Dec. 23, 1773; reared by "another family" 
in Litchfield, Conn., 1773, and rec'd but little education; left Conn, at 18 yrs., joined in 
the war against the Miami Indians and was in "St. Clair's Defeat"; settled near 
Newport, Campbell Co., Ky.. about 1795 and became on- of Ky's pioneers, where 
he m. 1st, Dec. 25, 1804, Miss Elizabeth Smith, a ]4 blood Indian and a sister of 
Gen. Joseph Smith of the Mexican War, b. Nov. 6, 1782, and d. Nov. 12, 1813; 
m. 2nd, June 23. 1814, Mrs. Agues .\bercrombic, b. June 15. 1780, and d. Nov. 11, 
1841. He spelled his name "Luminis," but admitted that it was originally spelled 
"Loomis." And all his sons, except Martin, spelled it Lummis; Martin spelled it 
Lumis. But since 1882 all of Reuben's descendants, without a single exception, have 
adopted the spelling of "Loomis." He d. Aug. 19, 1850, and is buried at Wilming- 
ton Bapt. Ch., Fiskburg, Kenton Co., Ky. Farmer. Bapt. His dwelling, a double 
log house, erected on his farm in Campbell Co., purchased in 1807, is still standing 
and occupied. 11 ch'n, all b. Campbell Co., Ky. 


BxKtl} (^nxnntmi 

3183. Thomas, b. Oct. 21, 1805. + 

3184. Mariah, b. Apr. 7, 1807, d. Feb. 12, 

3185. John Casey, b. Jan. 8, 1809. + 

3186. Orilla, b. Mch. 15, 181 1; ni. June 
28, 1831, William Garner of W. Va., 
b. June 28, 183 1. She d. Kenton Co., 
Ky., May 18, 1863. Ch'n ; I. John 
Martin, 2. Reuben Loomis, 3. James 
Henry, 4. Elizabeth Ann. 5. Thom- 
as Jefferson, 6. Samuel Coleman, 7., 
Mary Jane, 8. Francis Marion, 9. 
William W., to. Lafayette. 

3187. Martin, b. Feb. 2, 1813. + 

3188. William, b. Apr. 16, 1815. + 

3189. Samuel McMurty, b. Apr. i, 

1287. ABDIEL LOOMIS, b. June 10. 1770: m. Nov. 20, 1794, Lovisa, b. Nov. 13. 1768, 
dau. of Capt. Paul and Thankful (Stcbbins) Langdon. He d. June 29, 1800, at 
Wilbraham, Mass., She m. 2nd, Nov. 4, 1802, Joseph Wood. 3 ch'n, b. Wilbraham. 

3194. LovisA, b. Dec. 21, 1795, d. July 22, d. Oct. i, 1870. She d. May, 1876. 
1817. 3I9''. ApMENA, b. Sept. 23, 1799; ni. E^ra 

3195. Mertilla, b. Nov. 21, 1797; m. Nov. Knowlton of Monson, Mass., d. Jan. 
23, 1820. Cyrus Calkins of Mon.son. 8, 1832, ae. 33. She d. Sept., 1820. 

JUSTUS LOOMIS, b. Sept. 19, 177S: m. Mary Ives. He removed to N. Y., and 

d. 1830. 2 ch'n, b. Monson. 

Sarah Bellamy, b. Oct. 12, 1805. 3198. Lewan Burt, b. Jan. 29, 1808. 

3190. Reuben, b. Mch. 7, 1819, d. Mch. 7, 


3191. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 23, 1820; m. ist, 
in ,Ky., Sept. 4, 1843, Michael Ryan 
of Wexford, Ireland, who d. at 
Keokuk, la. ; m. 2nd, George A. 
Hiles in spring of 1859, who d. t86i. 
She d. Greenville, Clay Co., Iowa. 
Oct. 14, 1893. Ch'n: i. Sarah Mar- 
garet, 2. Mary Ellen, 3. Elizabeth, 
4. Eunice, 5. Nancy Catherine, 6. 
ISfartha J., 7. George Andrew. 

3192. James Webster, b. Apr. 29, 1822. + 

3193. Benjamin G., b. July 9, 1824, d. 
Aug. 19, 1839. Buried on the Ky. 




ZADOCK LOOMIS, b. Mass., Feb. 23, 1741 ; m. Feb. 12, 1764, Bathsheba Huggins. 
He removed to Whitestown, N. Y., and d. June, 1808, at Paris, N. Y. 8 ch'n. 

Samuel, b. Dec. 7. 1764, d. July 7, 

3200. Lovisa. b. Mav 10, 1767; m. Sept., 
1786. Silas Austin. Perry, N. Y. 
She d. 1842. 

3201. Mabel, b. Aug. 27, 1769; m. Jan. 
31, 1790, Reuben Gridley. Clinton, 

N. Y. 

3202. Zadok, b. Sept. 21, 1773, d. ae. 21, 

3203. Samuel, b. Dec. 23, 1775. + 

3204. Aaron, b. Oct. 2, 1778. -f 

3205. James, b. Mch. 14, 1785. + 

3206. Phoebe, b. July i, 1787, d. young. 

1302. JONATH.AN LOOMIS, b. Sheffield, Mass., June I, 1751; ra. 1780, Lucy Townsend, 
d. Jan., 1835, ae. 72. He d. Apr., 1825. Westmoreland, N. Y. 10 ch'n. 

3207. Albert, b. Apr. 30, 1784. + 

3208. Lyman, b. July 4, 1786. -{- 

3209. Jonathan, b. Afay 13, 1788. -f 

3210. Lucy, b. Sept. 7, 1791 ; m. 1810, 
William Wood. Leroy, N. Y. 

321 1. Enoch, b. Apr. 6, 1793, d. young. 

3212. Aaron, b. Sept. 21, 1797, d. Sept., 
1816. Trenton, N. Y. 

3213. James Hervey, b. Nov. s, 1799. -f 
'1214. Elizabeth, b. July 2, 1801 ; m. Jan. 

I. t8i6, Henrv F. Hatch. She d. 

Mch, 1837. 
3_n5. Maria, b. Mch. 6, 1803; m. Jan. 15, 

1826, John White. She d. Apr., 

1870. Volney, N. Y. 
3216. Daniel Allen, b. Dec. 13, 1805.4- 

1306. EZR.\ LOOMIS, b. Mass., Jan. 8, 1752; m. Apr., 1775, Lydia Spoor, d. Apr. 27. 
1831, ae. 75. Pensioner of Rev. War. He d. Aug. 22, 1842. Egremont, Mass. 6 
ch'n, bi Ma??. 

3217. William, b. Dec. 18, 1775. -f 

3218. LovisA, b. Aug. 29, 1777; ni. John 
Reese. She d. 1839. 

3219. MosES, b. Jan. 16, 1779.4- 

3220. Catherine, b. Dec. 13, 1780; m. 
Nov., 1799, Amasa, b. Oct. 26, 1777, 
d. Sept. 9,' 1857, son of Juda and 



Eve ( ) Austin. She d. Mch. 
17, 1870. Egremont, Mass. Ch'n: 
I. Montgomery, 2. Catherme, 3. 
Amasa, 4. Loomis, 5. John, 6. 
Louise, 7. Jacob. 
Jacob, b. Nov. 20, 1787. -f 
EzRA, b. Jan. 29, 1790. -f 

1310. SETH LOOMIS, b. Westfield, Mass., Dec. 27, 1766; m. ist, Feb. 20, 1787, Rhoda 
Loomis (1318) ; m. 2nd, Margaret, dau. of Samuel and Elizabeth (Springer) Walker. 
He d. 1830. Monongahela. Pa. 3 ch'n. 

3223. Walker, b. 1798? 4- 3225. Elizabeth, b. ; m. Thomas 

3224. Mary (Polly), b. 1800. Unm., d. ^lartin. and left many descendants. 
1884, ae. 84." 

iCDomifi (Sfu^alagy 




OLIVER LOOMIS, b. Granville, Mass., Mcli. 9, 177J; ni. July 17, 1793, Hannah 
Beard, b. Apr. 30, 1777, Washington, Mass., d. Sept., 1865. He d. Mch. 4, 1848. 
Farmer at Ripley, N. Y., where he purchased, 1806, some 200 acres of land. This 
farm was 2 miles east of the State Line of N. Y. He and his brother, Joel, removed 
from Granville, N. Y., to Ripley, N. Y., in the winter of 1799-1800, by ox team, 
through a wilderness, the distance being abt. 300 miles. It is difficult for the pres- 
ent generation to fully appreciate the trials, wants and privations of the fathers and 
mothers who broke the way into the early settlements of our country to facilitate 
the progress of civilization and open the channels and avenues leading to the wealth 
and enjoyments of the present. 9 ch'n. 
Amanda, b. Jan. 22, 1796; m. Jacob 

Peer. She d. June 23, 1872. Scipio, 


Lester, b. Dec. 18, 1797. + 

Henry, b. Jan. 27, 1800. -j- 

Walter, b. Dec. 27, 1801. + 

Ira, b. May 13, 1803. + 

Olive, b. July 24, 1805, d. July 22, 

32.^2. Jeriah, b. Aug. 9, 1808. + 

3233. Oliver, b. Apr. 16, 1810. + 

3234. Mary Ann, b. Sept. 22, 1814; m. 
Rossiter S. Johnson. She d. 1862. 
San Francisco, Cal. He was an , 
att'y — niemb. N. Y. Leg. Rem. to 


1314- DEAC. JOEL LOOMIS, b. VVcstficld, Mass., Apr. 10. 1776; m. Granville, X. Y., 
Jan. I, 1779, Susanna, b. Westfield, Mass., Apr. 7, 1780, d. May 22, 1849, dau. ofj 
Amos ana Hannah (Xeedham) Beard or Baird. He d. North East, Pa., Apr. is,j 
1854. Both buried at Ripley, N. Y. Farmer. Whig. Presb'n. Mr. Loomis, at th«| 
age of 14, emigrated with his parents to North Granville, Washington Co., N. Y. In 
Dec, 1799, in company with his brother Oliver, with their families, they commenced 
their pioneer trip westward, arriving at Budalo about the 27th of January. Here MrsJ 
Oliver Loomis gave birth to the 3rd white child born in the village. There being-j 
no thoroughfare by land further wxst they all went into winter quarters until tlie ice 
formed upon the Lake sufficient for o.x teams. Mr. Loomis and brother procured logl 
tenements for their families, one of which stood upon the same spot upon which Dor-T 
shimer's Mansion is erected. There were but three white families and 12 whitesj 
young and old, in the city. On 6th of Marcli they resumed their journey westward 
upon the ice, the 7th at sundown the little band made a halt at the mouth of Chautau^ 
qua Creek and took refreshments. Our beautiful village and Barcelona with all its 
adjacent country now chequered with beautiful farms and farmhouses with now and 
then its spiral domes looming up from other villages adjacent, then was nought butj 
a solitary wilderness with scarcely an indication of the human tread save the Indian| 
trail occasionally noticed in its zig-zag windings up and down the borders of the 
Lake. At midnight they reached their long desired haven, accomplishing in somel 
4 or 5 months what might be done in 24 hours at the present time. Jilr. Loomis set-| 
tied some 3J/2 miles south of the village on the station road and like other pioneer/ 
following soon after, mistook the value of the lake farms and chose the beech ana 
maple south of the ridge. .Afterwards they, with many others, chose anotheij 
location at the close of the war, settling in the town of Ripley, 4 miles west of oufl 
village, where he reared his large family, and remained until deprived of his naturaB 
vision ; his health impaired he was obliged to retire, spending the last twelve years 
principally with his daughter, Mrs. O. Nichols, in Westfield. Mr. Loomis embraced 
the Christian's hope about half a century since and was one of the little band that 
constituted the only Orthodox church in North East and tliat in its infancy. Mr. 
Loomis was a leading member, a man of prayer, his Bible his guide, delighting to 
contemplate the character of God, as there delineated, expounding the reasonableness 
of its claims to the anxious inquirer after the truth. He assisted in forming the first 
Presbyterian church, of which he was a ruling elder, fulfilling its duties until his 
health became so much impaired as to render it impracticable, but continued his fel- 
lowship with that church until his death. Mr. Loomis was one of ten who undertook 
the responsibility of building a church in Ripley, which, when nearly finished, being 
burned, tliey did not lack in courage to undertake the responsibility of building a sec- 
ond. "In consideration of a numerous family, a new farm, means too limited to ren- 
der it productive, his subscriptions and donations always evinced a large and generous 
heart, ready to share his proportion with those more ample pecuniarily to bestow 
towards promoting any Christian object of benevolence; sound in the faith unto the 
end, when summoned to depart yielded with entire submission to that Savior in 
whom he had found peace and salvation, leaving 7 sons and 2 daughters with a 
large circle of friends and relatives to weep over his dissolution but not to mourn 
as those having no hope." A long letter written by him is well preserved and in 
possession of his grandson, Charles Joel Loomis. He was Capt. of the militia, 1812- 
1815. called minute-men. His Regt. was ordered to Buffalo, and during the storm- 


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ing of Fort Erie, he was one of the acting officers in defence of the town from Britlish 
aggression. On rumor of British vessels seen off shore at Presque-Isle, (now Erie), 
Pa., the minute men shouldered their rifles and started for Erie. Joel said, "Susie, 
I go to meet the enemy. If the British land, take old Pete (the horse) and go 
into the wilderness. I will return home as soon as danger is passed." He was a 
pioneer settler of Chautauqua Co., N. Y., and was one of the world's best citizens. 
9 ch'n. 



Fanny, b. Granville, N. Y., Oct. 28, 

1799; m. i8is. Orris Nichols, d. 

1864. She d. Sept. 31, 1869. North 

East, Pa. 

Cyrus, b. Colt's Sta., Erie Co., Pa., 

Feb. 6, 1802.+ 

EzRA, b. Colt's Sta., Mch. 2, 1804. + 

Jediah, b. Colt's Sta., May i, 

1806. + 

William Walker, b. Colt's Sta., 

Sept. 25, 1808. + 

RuFus Seth, b. Colt's Sta., Jan. 20, 

JOHN LOOMIS, b. Westfield, Mass 
Granby, Mass., d. Aug. 15, 1852, ae. 
Farmer. Puritan. Meth't. He d. Jun 
Isaac, b. Nov., 1802 ; m. Elizabeth 
Miller. He d. Apr. 4, 1853. Had 
two children, who d. young. West- 
field, Mass. 

Almira, b. Apr. 9, 1805; m. Aug. 
29, 1830, Joseph Lamson. Westfield, 

Jacob, b. Nov., 1806; m. Cynthia 
Cowcn, b. 1813. d. Jan. 16, 1859. He 
d. Dec. 4, 1863, without children. 
Westfield, Mass. 

Olive, b. 1808, d. Feb. 14, 1864. 
Westfield, Mass. Unm. 
Luana, b. 1810; m. Capt. David 
Gay. She d. 1845. Stafford, Conn. 
Jerusha, b. Mch. 12, 1812; m. Ed- 

JOSHUA LOOMIS, b. Westfield, Mass., May 
Noble, b. Westfield, Dec. 10, 1785, d. Mch. 29, 
Charles's wife. He was selectman in 1830. He 
b. his 9 ch'n. 

Sarah, b. Dec. 18, 1805, d. Sept. 11, 
1848. Turin, N. Y. She d. at West- 

Mary, b. June 14, 1808 ; m. Aug. 25, 
1834, Elijah Porter, b. July 6, 181 1, 
d.,Dec. 20, 1891, founder of "West- 
field News Letter." She d. Dec. 29. 
1852. Westfield, Mass. He removed 
to Lake City, Minn. Printer. 
Joshua Eager, or Ager, b. July 
14, iSil.-f- 
Henry K., b. Mch. 2, 1814. -|- 


Joel, b. North East, Pa., May 13, 


John. b. Riplev, N. Y., July 29, 


Eliza, b. Ripley, Dec. 4, 1817; m. 

Oct. 19, 1836, Andrew H. Judd, d. 

Aug. 31, 1856. She d. Jan. 13, 1865. 

Chicago, 111. Ch'n : i. Henry C, 2. 

Henrietta S., 3. Jeanette Harriet, 

4. Caroline Josephine, 5. Guilford 

Gould, 6. Mary, 7. Charles Norton. 

, Mch. 3, 1766; m. Jan. 5, 1802, Rebecca, b. 

71, dau. of and Silence (Hay) Gillett. 

c 27, 1830. Russell, Mass. loch'n, b. Russell, 
ward, b. Feb. 9, 181 1, d. Feb. 7, 1887, 
son of James and Lydia (Hisscock) 
Dewey. She d. Sept. 29, 1891. 
Westfield, Mass. No ch'n. 

3250. Louisa, b. Apr., 1815; ni. Deac. 
Timothy Bates. She d. 1840. 
Southampton, Mass. 

3251. Dr. Abraham, b. Jan. 15, 1817, d. 
Dec. II, 1842. Russell, Mass. 

3252. JoH N, b. May 18, 1820. + 

3253. Rebecca, b. Oct. 16, 1822; m. Fred- 
erick Augustus Eno, b. abt. 1822, d. 
Granville, O., Mch. 10, 1883. Car- 
riage maker. Ch'n: i. Louise, 2. 
Lillian Loomis, 3. Ella Olive. 

4, 1779; m. Feb. 10, 1804, Sarah 
1865. She was a sister of his bro. 
d. Feb. 20, 1861, at Westfield, where 

Dayton, b. July 4, 1817. -f 
Reuben, b. Mch. 19, 1820. -f 
Lydia. b. July 16, 1822; m. Oct. 24, 
1843, Merwin Loomis (3289). 
Avery Dayton, b. Apr. 24. 1824; m. 
Jan. 17, 1861, Susan, b. Westfield, 
1832, son of David and Mary ( ) 
Palmer. He d. Dec. 26, 1897. West- 

Esther Ann, b. Nov. 15, 1827; m. 
Oct. 9, 1846, Henry Coplev. She d. 
Feb. 20, 1858, at Westfield." 




CHARLES LOOMIS, b. Westfield, Mass., July 23, 1782; m. Mch. i8, 1809. Char- 
lotte, b. Westfield, June 22, J787, d. May 11, 1871. ae. 83, dau. of Eager and Molly 
(Phelps) Noble. Farmer. He d. Aug. 8, 1852, W. Granville, Mass. 6 ch'n. 

Licester, b. Feb. 8, 1808. + 

Fanny, b. May 20, 1810 ; m. July 4, 
1828, Titus Pomeroy, b. Roxbury, 

Mass., July 26, 1806, d. Westfield, 

Oct. 12. 1898. Ch'n: i. Maria. 2. 

Wesley, 3. Charles, 4. Mary, 5. 

Charlotte, 6. Nathan, 7. Esther, 8. 

Collins, 9. Theressa. 

3265. Happilona, b. Jan. 4, 1813, d. May 
24, T813. 

3266. Happilona, b. June i, 1815 ; m. Sept. 
4, 1842, Lyman Kilborn. Westfield. 
Whip lash m'f'r. 

iCnamta dfuralngy 










Cynthia, 1j. Jan. 24, 1819; ni. Nov. 
29, 1839, Milo M. Dayton. Me- 
chanic. Bedford, Mass. 



3268. Anis.^, b. Jan. 13, 1822; ni. Feb., 
1842, Lmnan Spelman. Whip-lash 
nianuf'r. Wcstfield. 

ROLAND LOOMIS, b. Westfield, Mass., June 28, 1789; m. Dec. 18, 1820, Clarissa, 
d. Dec. 27, 1856, dan. Roger and Zcrviah Holcomb. He d. 1871, Wcstfield, Mass., 
where b. his 2 ch'n. 

Clarissa, b. Dec. 15, 1821 ; m. 1st, 
Mch. II, 1842, Henry Loomis 
(3620), d. Aug. 26, 1844. She m. 
2nd, Oct. II, 1853, Lemuel, b. Lee, 
Mass., 1815, son of Win. B. Barton 

SQUIRE LOOMIS. b. Westfield, Mass 
h. Aug. 22, 1782, d. Oct. II, 185s, dau. 
He d. Aug. 6, 1854, at Westfield, where 
IIaswell, b. Aug. 9, 1810, d. "done" 
for his money, Mch. 20, 1894, unm. 

Daniel, b. Mch. 9, 1812. -f 
Eveline, b. Mch. 14, 1814; m. Apr. 
t6, 1843, Lemuel, b. Sept. 17, 1817. 
d. May 23, 1890, son of Russell and 
Rebecca (Johnson) Grant. They 
rem. to Westfield, 1840-1. Leather 
merchant. Meth. She d. Sept. 24, 
1897. Ch'n: I. A son, 2. Chester, 
3. Frank, 4. Martha. 5. Mary. 
Elizabeth, b. Mch. 19. 1816; m. 
Vincent Shurtliflf. They were Mor- 
mons. He had 3 or more wives. 
Tradition has it that Brigham 
Young at one tiine wished to marry 
Elizabeth, but she would not. She 
d. May, 1861. Salt Lake City, Utah. 
Lyman, b. July 31, 1818. -f 
Chester, b. Aug. 14, 1820, d. Mch. 
31. 1843. 

JU.STUS LOOMIS, b. Westfield, Mass., 
Stiles, b. Jan. 29, 1792, d. Sept. 21, 1849. 
He d. July 7, 1844. Russell, Mass. 8 ch'n 
Lucv Ann, b. Oct. 9, 1814; m. Sept. 
■;. 1844, John Dibble. She d. June 
8. 1868. Wcstfield, Mass. Ch'n: I. 
Lucy Jane, 2. Mary Eliza, 3. Ellen 
Stratton, 4. Emma, 5. Sarah Fran- 

Justin Ely, b. Nov. 10. 1816. -f 
Henry King, b. May 2, 1820. -j- 
Marv Melissa, b. Nov. 7, 1822; m. 
May 9. 1844, John Prentiss Boyden, 
d. Oct. 20, 1863, ae. 48. Russell, 
Mass. She d. July 2, 1907. Ch'n: 
I. Edwin P., 2. Edmund P., 3. Fran- 
cis A.. 4. Willis Eugene, 5. Etta 
.^dalino. 6. Sarah Lucv, 7. Melissa 

(his 2nd wife). Lee, Mass. 
3270. Calista, b. Aug. 24, 1823 ; m. Nov. 
28, 1844, Daniel Sackett, b. 1822. 
Westfield, Mass. 

, May 15. 1783; m. Nov. 22, 1809, Patience, 
of Noadiah and Mario (Hitchcock) Root, 
b. his 8 ch'n. 

3277. Lucy, b. June 11. 1823; m. ist, May 
16, 1844, Hubbard Bellows, b. Nov. 
7, 1815, d. Sept. 5, 1850, son of 
Henry and Clarissa (French) Tut- 
tle. Rem. to Cal. in 1846, and d. at 
the mines. She m. 2nd, June i, 
1851, Milo Andrews. Spanish 
Forks, Utah. Her ch'n, by ist rn. : 
I. Francenia Lucy, 2. Lucina Claris- 
sa, 3. Hubbard. See Tuttle Gen., p. 


3278. M.\RiA. b. Sept. 22. 1828: m. Nau- 
voo. III., May 2T. 1846, .Mbert Corn- 
ing, b. Nov. S, 1825, son of Ashbel 
and Harriet (Adams) Dewey. They 
were Mormons, and he m. secondly, 
Feb. II, 1856, in Salt Lake City, and 
so she (Maria) refused to live with 
liim after he got a second wife. 
She is still living in Salt Lake City. 
No ch'n. 

Apr. 9, 1787; m. Feb. 10, 1814, Lucy Ann 
Representative at Gen. Court, abt. 1830-5. 

3283. Marilla Isabella, b. July 11, 1825; 
m. Nov. 7, 1843, Nelson D. Parks. 
Westfield, Mass. She d. May 14. 
1877. Ch'n: I. Justin D.. 2. Sarah 
J., 3. Frederick, 4. Ida Latour, 5. 
Sumner, 6. Frank Clifford. 7. Laura 
Amanda, 8. Lilla Estelle. 

3284. Sylvia .\ngelette, b. 1827 ; in. Dec. 
II, 1856. William M., b. 1821, son of 
Horatio L. Lewis. Blanford, Mass. 
Ch'n: I. Anna, 2. Wm. Henry, 3. 
Ella Lillie. 

3285. Sarah Frances, b. 1829; m. John J. 
Wright. New Bremen. Ind. Ch'n: 
1. Wm. D.. 2. Lizzie, 3. Edward. 

3286. RonERT R., b. Dec. 20, 1834. -f- 

THOMAS LOOMIS. b. Westfield, Mass., Mch. 18, 1791 ; ni. Mch. 30, 1818. Julia, 

b. Aug. 19, 1796, d. Westfield. Jan. 2, 1879. dau. of Jared and Esther (Noble) Shepard. 

Farmer. Dem't. Meth't. Served as selectman and also as Representative. He d. 

Feb. 8, 1854, at Westfield. where b. his 14 ch'n. 

Juliette, b. Nov. 12, 1818, d. Sept. ?.28g. Merwin. b. Jan. 29, 1821. -f 

22, 1821. 3290. Grove Hinman, b. Feb. 21, 1823.4- 

Merrick, b. Nov. 27, 1819, unm. 3291. Perry, b. .^pr. 20. 1824, d. young. 

Westfield. d. June 27, 1894. 


B'xKth (Bnxn^tmx 







Goodwin, b. Aug. 17, 1825, d. June 

19, 1827. 

Goodwin, b. Mch. 14, 1828, '1. Nov. 

24. 1833. 

Juliet Shepakd, b. Dec. 25, 1829, 
unm. Westfield. 

Andaluci.\, b. Oct. 9. 183 1 ; m. Oct. 
31, 1855, James, b. Westfield, June 

25, 1833, son of James and Julia 
(Sackett) Noble. A farmer. West- 



WILLIAM LOOMIS, b. Westfield, Mass., Nov 

1815, Sallie M. Leamming^. b. Piarrington, Iilass. 

1887, dau. of Jeremiah and Sallie i_Havvley) 

He d. Vienna. O., Oct. ig, 1852. Fanner. Dem 

field, rest b. in Trumbull Co., O., at Vienna. 

LuciNDA, b. June 16, 1817; m. 1837, 

Amos Alderman. She d. i860. Ind. 3,w8. 

Maria, b. Oct. 19, 1819; m. ist, 

Mch. 6, 1857, John Cummins. He 3.W9. 

d. Sept. 7, 1859, Jackson Co., Ind. ; 

m. 2nd, William Craft. She d. . 3310. 

Nancy, b. Aug. 18, 1821 ; m. 1841, 3311. 

Richard Canfield. She d. Nov. 11, 3312. 

1849. Gustavus, O. 

Justin, b. July 31, 1823; m. 1844, 

Eleanor Alderman. He d. Jan. 3, 

1852. Hartford, O. 

William, b. June 6, 1825. + 

George, b. Sept. 8 (28), 1827. + 

James, b. Dec. 24 (26), 1S29, d. 

field. Cli'n: i. Fred Arthur, 2. Gil- 
bert Cliltord, 3. Howard Gustave, 4. 
Julia. See Noble Gen., p. 497, for 
Celemna. b. Dec. 2, 1S32, d. July 9. 


Thomas Bento.v, b. Dec. 22, 1834.+ 
Gilbert, b. Feb. 17, 1836.+ 
NoRMAN F., b. Apr. 26. 1837. + 
Clifford, b. May 10, 1839, d. young. 

■ 9. 1793; m. Suffield, Conn., Dec. ist, 
, June 14, 1797, d. Vienna, O., Sept. 7, 
Leamming. Served in War of 1812. 
't. Meth't. 12 ch'n — first one b. West- 
Apr. 27, 1850, unm. 
Oren (Orrin), b. Jan (June) 16, 
1832, d. unm., Vienna, O. 
Electa, b. Jan. (June) 16, 1832, d. 
Jan. 23, 1833. 

Elmer, b. July 25, 1834. + 
Martin, b. Nov. 10, 1836 (1837).+ 
Lucy A., b. Aug. 27, 1839; m. ist. 
Johnston, O., Sept. 4, 1858, Philo, 
son of Luther Thompson ; m. 2nd, 
Loren Rogers. Mr. Thompson was 
a farmer. Rep'n. Meth't. She re- 
sides Vienna, O. Ch'n. all by ist 
m: I. Wm. P., 2. Ella M., 3. Carrie 

1346. CAPT. JAMES LOOMIS, b. Westfield, Mass., Apr. 11, 1797; m. Sept. 30, 1817, 
Sarah Cowles. Served as selectman. lie d. Sept. 4, 1851, Westfield, where b. his 
7 ch'n. 

James Allen, b. June 13, 1818. -|- 
Sarah Ann, b. Aug. 21, 1820; m. 
June 15, 1841, Almon Clark, who d. 
bef. 1852. She d. Sept. 28, 1832. 
One dau. was Sarah Celesta. See 
Whitney Gen., p. 878. 
Mary Ann, b. July 10, 1822; m. 1st, 
July 7, 1844, .Mfred Bishop, who d. 
July 22, 1850 ; ni. 2nd, Oct. 8, 1857, 



William Fowler. 

3316. Selah, b. May, 1826, d. May, 1826. 

3317. Andrew Jackson, b. June 10. 1828, 
d. June ID, i860, umn. 
Selah B., b. June 12, 1830. -f 
Imogen, b. Ana;. 17, 1836; m. Feb. 
17, 18^8, John M. Smith. She d. 
Oct. 16, 1861. Sheffield, Mass. 






; m. 1797, Sanih Shepard. He d. 

Jason, b. Mch., iSoi. -f- 
Fanny, b. Oct., 1802; m. ist, Apr., 
1824, Alfred Ward; m. 2nd, .Albert 
Brockett. She d. Oct., 1844. 

ROSWELL LOOMIS. 1). Suuthwick, Mass., 1781; m. Nov. 15, 1804, Laura (a twin*, 
b. W. Hartford, Conn., .\'ov. ir, 1782, dau. of Richard and Nancy (Seymour) Good- 
win. He d. May 21, 1823. Southwick. She m. 2nd, May 8, 1831, Bezaleel Hough, 
widower of (1352). She d. May 10, 1866, at Atwater, O., to whicli place she rem. 
in 1818. Roswell's 6 ch'n, b. Southwick, were: 

ELIZUR LOOMIS. b. Southwick, Mas.s., 177 
Mch. 31, 1847, Randolph, O. 4 ch'n. 
Harlow, b. Oct. 6, 1798. + 3322. 

Sarah, b. Dec. 1799 ; m. Apollos 3323. 

Kent, Jan., 1818. Amboy, Ashta- 
Inila Co., Ohio. She d. . 


Lucy Ann, b. Dec. i. 1805 ; m. Nov. 
23, 1830, Asahel, b. Jan. 19, 1802, d. 
Feb. 16, 1869, son of Capt. Asahel 
and Bethia (Palmer) Granger. 
Southwick. She d. June 30, 1889. 
Ch'n: I. Seymour Loomis, 2. Eliza 
Ann. 3. Lucia Jane. 4. Orren Asa- 
hel. v .Mice Celestia. See Tuttle 
Gen,, p. 98, and Granger Gen., 1893. 
Laura, b. Mch. 6, 1808; m. July 13, 


1833, Beman Palmer, b. Southwick, 
Sept. 27, 1798. and who d. Sept., 
1865. She d. Sept., 1864. South- 
wick. Ch'n : T. Laura Ann. 2. 
Dorothy Almira, 3. Charity Lovinia. 
4. Beman Goodman, 5. Daniel 
Thomas. 6. Ellen C. 
Eliza, b. June 23, 1810; m. Feb. 27, 
18^3. Bezaleel Hough. Atwater, 

3327. Richard Goohman, b. July 30, 3329. Thomas, b. Nov. 5, 1818; in. Dec. 
1812. + 6, 1842, Sarah Jones. No children. 

3328. John, b. May 10, 1815.+ Atwater, Ohio. 

1355. LUTHER LOOMIS, b. Soulhwick, Mass., 1785; m. 1800, Mary Talcott. He d. 1830, 
at Southwick, where b. his 3 ch'n. 

3330. Joseph Talcott, b. Jan. 9, 1810. + d. May 10, 1874. 

3331. Mary, b. 1812; m. Oct., 1833, Na- 3332. James M., b. Nov. 25, 1817. + 
than Bclden. Brooklyn, N. Y. She 

1357- CALVIN B. LOO^HS, b. Southwick, Mass., 1789; m. Abigail Griswold, d. Mch., 

1862. He d. Jan. 6, 1825. Austcrlitz, N. Y. 10 ch'n. 

3333- Julia A., b. 1809, unm., d. 1842. 3338. Truman P., b. Aug. 8, 1818. + 

Troy, N. Y. 3339- Charles D., b. Jan. 30, 1820.+ 

3334. Ursula, b. 181 1; in. Gilbert Bristol. 3340. William Wesley, b. Sept., 1821. + 

Wisconsin. 3341- Cordelia, b. June 22, 1823 ; m. Jud- 

3335- George, b. Aug., 1813; m. Catherine son Morey. Troy, N. Y. Ch'n: I. 

Stufflebeen. He d. Nov. 7, 1868, Emma, 2. Jennie, 3. Louis. 

without children. Greig, Lewis Co., 3342. Abigail, b. Aug. 2, 1825; m. Jan. I, 

N. Y. 1846, John Colburn. He d. Jan. 7, 

3336. Chester G., b. Jan. 12, 1815. + 1863. Troy, N. Y. Ch'd: i. Mary 

3337- John C, b. Dec. 28, 1816. + Eliza. 

1359. CHESTER LOOMIS, b. Southwick, Mass., Mch. 23, 1794; m. Feb., 1819, Elsie M. 

Mattoon. Benton, O., in i86g. 2 ch'n. 
3343. Clarinda E., b. Nov. 9, 1820; m. 3344. Mary Jane, b. Oct. 15, 1834; m- 

Nov. 6, 1844, Solomon Hartsel. Mch. 16, 1856, William L. Worden. 

North Benton, Mahoning Co., O. Charlestown, O. 

1362. MOSES LOOMIS, b. Southwick, Mass., Sept. IS, 17741 m. Abigail Stebbins of 
Cummington, Mass. He d. on a visit to Canada, in 1806. North Granville, N. Y., 
where b. his 3 ch'n. 

3345- Noble, b. . 3347- Sar.\h, b. ; m. Kcese. She 

3346. Reuben, b. . d. 1862. Michigan. 

1363. LIEUT. AARON LOOMIS, b. Southwick, Mass., Oct. 27, 1776; m. Nov. 27, 1800, 
at Granville, N. Y., Abigail, dau. of Simeon and Abigail (Wctherell) Hayward. 
Lieut, in Lt. Col. Gcrshom Tuttle's Rcgt., Feb. 4, 1812, Jefferson Co., N. Y. He d. 
Aug. II, 1852, at N. Granville, N. Y., where b. his 8 ch'n. 

3348. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 21, 1801, unm. June 4, 1855. Whitehall, N. Y. 
Resided Albany, N. Y. Ch'n: i. Alphonso. 

3349. Lvdia H., b. July 24, 1803, unm., d. 3353. Amos N., b. Apr. 30, 1814.4- 
May 23, 1863. 3354- Aaron, b. Oct. 26, 1816. + 

-5350. Eunice, b. Apr. 13, 1805; m. 1827, 33^5. Richard Henry, b. July 29, 1818; 

Heman Hull. Ellicottsville, Cat- m. ist, Feb. 8, 1843. Dorothy 

taraugus Co., N. Y. Thompson, d. Mch. 6, 1850; ni. 2nd, 

3351. Osmyn, b. Feb. 24, 1807. -f Mch. 7, 1851, Mary M. White. No 

3352. Abigail Zevira, b. Dec. 28, 1809; children. Whitehall, N. Y. 
ni. 1835, James Moulton. He d. 

1364. WARHAM LOOMIS, b. Southwick, Mass., Aug., 1779; m. Jan. 6, 1808, Hannah 
Simonds, d. Sept. 20, 1872. He d. May 11, 1861, Pompeii, Mich. 4 ch'n. 

3356. Alonzo, b. June 2, 1809. -|- 1831. 

3357- Lewis, b. May 3, 1812. -j- 3359. Edwin, b. Feb. 9, 1819, d. Nov. 27, 

3358. Mary, b. Nov. 10, 1816, d. Oct. 27, 1845. 

1365. ENOS LOOMIS, b. Southwick, Mass., Oct. 24, 1782; m. Sept. 22, 1811, Abigail, b. 
Belchertown, Mass., Feb. 25, 1781, d. Oct. 21, 1835, dau. of Capt. Gideon and Mary 
(Hinsdale) Stebbins. About 1833 he removed to Liberty, Mich., and d. at Coldwater, 
Mich., Dec. 16, 1863. 4 ch'n — b. Mass. 

3360. Eunice R., b. May 29, 1815; m. 3362. Emeline A., b. May 18, 1819; m. 
June 4, 1836, Loren R. Austin. 1840, Mason W. Southworth. Leoni, 
Coldwater, Mich. Mich. 

3361. Lucy S., b. Apr. 24, 1817; m. Nov., 3363. Mary R., b. Dec. 13, 1820; m. Feb., 
1849, Washington Dclaniater. Lib- 1838, Benjamin B. Abell. She d. 
erty, Mich. See Dclamater Gen. Nov. 8, i86o. Nodaway Co., Mo. 


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WALTER LOOMIS, b. Southwick, Mass., Sept. 11, 1777; m. Martha Bramen, or 

Brayman. He d. Sept., 1816. Buffalo, N. Y. 4 ch'n. 

Henry, b. May 9, 1805. + Conn. 

Marshall, b. Sept. 10, i8ro. + .^367. John Brayman-, b. July, 1815. + 

John, b. 1812, d. 1814. Suffield, 

JERE LOOMIS, b. Southwick, Mass., 
dau. of I. and Margaret ( ) Green, 
1838. \V. Sp'f'd, Mass., where b. his 7 
Sarah, b. June 14, 1804 ; ni. int. 
Alch. 26, 183 1, John Rice. She d. 
Mch. 5, 1832, ae. 27. No ch'n. 
Electa, b. Aug. 10, 1806 ; m. Aug. 
ID, 1826, Jared, b. Sp'f'd, !Mass., 
Sept. 9, 1800, d. May 9, 1863, son of 
Martin and Lucy (Collins) White. 
West Springfield, Mass. Ch'n: i. 
Francis H., 2. Joseph E., 3. Sarah 

Jere, b. Apr. 13, T811.+ 
JAME.S, b. Dec. 29, 1812. + 

May 4, 1784; m, Mch. 25, 1806, Bathsheba, 
d. Aug. 12, 1857, ae. 78. He d. Dec. 12. 
3^72. Fidelia, b. Oct. 25, 1814; ni. Apr. 

16, 1842, Daniel Colt, b. Mch. 7, 

1821, d. Jan. II, 1897, son of Elijah 

and Sarah (Hale) Pitkin. Real est. 

broker and merch't. Sp'f'd, Mass. 

Ch'n : I. Julia E., 2. Daniel Edward. 
^?,7?,- Fanny, b. Nov. 11, 1816; ni. Nov. 

ID, 1842, Thomas Hastings, d. Nov. 

5, 1854. Springfield, Mass. Ch'n : 

I. William, 2. Fanny. 
3374. Walter, b. Nov. 3. 1821. + 

HEXRY LOOMIS. b. Southwick, Mass., Sept. 10, 1794; m. Dec. 12, 1816, Hannah 
Loomis (1430) of W. Sp'f'd, Mass. He removed from Suffield, Conn., to Jefferson, 
O., in 1823, and purchased 95 acres of land. He brought all his goods in a one- 
horse wagon. His wife d. June 24, 1876, ae 83 yrs,, 9 mos., 2 days. He d. Aug., 
1884, having made his will May 18, 1881, which leaves all to his grandson, Lucius G. 
Loomis. Jefferson, Ashtabula Co., O. 3 ch'n. 

Henry Spencer, b. July 26, 1820, d. 3377. Mary Melissa, b. Sept. 8, 1830, d. 

Apr. 16, 1821. Sept. 7, 1831. 

Henry Spencer, b. Dec. i, 1822. + 

SOLOMON LOOMIS, b. July 12, 1786; m. ist, Mch. 10, 1807, Lois E. Walker, d. 
Feb. 2, 1836, ae. 49; m. 2nd, Oct. 22, 1839. Lavina Roberts, d. Feb., 1868. He d. 
May 30, 1865, Leyden, N. Y. 10 ch'n. 

Elizabeth W., b. Dec. 23, 1807, d. 

ae. 3 years. 

Solomon, b. June 4, 1809. + 

Emory, b. Aug. 17, 1811. + 

Sarah, b. Feb. 17, 1813; ni. Feb. 8. 

1829, John V. Lane. Talcoltville. 

N. Y. 

Child, b. June 3, 1814, d. young. 

Dana F., b. Dec. 25, 1820. + 

3384. Lots E., b. Mch. 2, 1826; m. 1845, 
James Falen. New York City, 251 
E. S7th St. 

3385. Cl.'VRISSA, b. July, 1845 ; m. John 
Watson. Humboldt Co., Iowa 

33S6. Alice, b. Oct.. 1848; m. Elmer 

Patchin. Phoenix, N. Y. 
3387. Horace, b. 1850, d. ae. 2 years. 

DAVID LOOMIS, b. Feb. 8, 1789; ni. Nov 

1868. He d. Sept. 27, 1873. Cohocton, N. Y. 

F.ZEKiEL Leonard, b. Nov. 10, 1822, 

d. Aug. 24, 1844. 

LuciNDA. b. Apr. 2, 1825; m. Apr. 

2, 1850, James Page. Cohocton, N. 

Y. Ch'n: l. Emily Marilla, 2. Cc- 

Icstia Annette, 3. James Leonard, 4. 

Frances Orpha, 5. Eva Jane. 

Henry, b. May 19, 1827; m. Dec, 

J849, Sarah Leslie. He d. 1865, 

without children. New York City. 

Samantha E., b. May 10, 1830; m. 

Feb., 1862, Charles Fuller. Harts- 

BENJAMTN LOOMIS, b. 1791 ; m. Martha Denslow. He served in War of 1812. 

allowed $73.00 on claim. Lenawee Co., Mich. 2 ch'n. 

David, b. 1812. 3307. James, b. 1816. 

WILLIAM LOOMIS, b. 1770: m. Asenath Seeley. He d. 1806. Westfield, Jlass. 
5 ch'n. 




29, 1821, Orpha Haight, d. Sept. 29. 

8 ch'n. 
ville, N. Y. 

Celestia, b. May 27, 1833; m. 1865, 
Epliraim Bentlev. She d. Nov., 
1868. South Dansville, N. Y. 
Sarah, b. Apr. 11, 1835; m. 1856, 
James Beck. She d. 1864. Detroit, 

Daughter, b. 1836, d. ae. 2 months. 
Amarvlla, b. July i, 1837; m. Feb., 
i8n6, Granger Tripp. S!ic d. 1868 
Cohocton, N. Y. 

ffionmtB ^niralngij 

















Mak\ . )i. 1797; 111. Elijah Wilcox. ilau., Mrs. Delos Haviland, Concor, 

She d. 1855. Ossiaii, N. Y. Mich. 

William, b. 1799; m. . Quincy, 3401. Ebenezer, b. Sept., 1803. + 

111. 3402. Mercy, b. 1805; in. Elias Dimock. 

Priscilla, b. 1801 ; in. William Ossian, N. Y. 
French. She lived (1876) with her 

GAMALIEL LOOMIS, b. 1772; m. Asenath Seeley, widow of his bro. Wm.. He 

removed to Livonia, N. Y., abt. 1810, where he d. Sept., 1815. She d. Mch. 20, i860. 

S ch'n. 

Selah, b. Apr. 21, 1808. + .1417. Rueley, b. May 30, 1813 ; m. Apr. 

Eliza, b. 1809, d. ae. 10 yrs. 10, 1834, James P. Utter. Cherry 

Jessie, b. 181 1, d. ae. 10 yrs. Creek, N. Y. 

Reuel B., b. May 30, 1813. + 

DANIEL LOOMIS, b. Pittsfield, Ma: 

Jan. 30, 1787, d. Gates, N. Y., Nov. 3, 

In 1820, he removed from Lancsboro, 

d Mch. T, 1864. He was a contractor 

except last two. 

A son, b. Jan. 17, 1805, d. Jan. 21, 


Calvin, b. Jan. 29, 1806, d. Oct. 28, 

1820, near Rochester, N. Y. 

Isaac, b. 23, 1807. + 

Herman, b. Nov. 22, 1809, d. Apr. 

13. 1897. Jackson, Mich. 

Daniel Allen, b. Sept. i, 1811.+ 

A son, b. July 12, 1813, d. July 15, 


ss., Jan. 3, 1782; m. Dec. 21, 1803, Electa, b. 

1863, dau. of Joel and Ruth ( ) Sherman. 

Mass., to Gates, (N. Rochester), N. Y., and 
and builder. 12 ch'n — all b. Lanesboro, Mass., 

3.; 14. Ti.MoTHY S., b. Apr. 14, 1816, d. 
Feb. 16, 1822. Gates, N. Y. 

3415. Myra. h. Sept. 5, 1818, d. July 30, 
1820. Gates, N. Y. 

3416. Peter Burr, b. Apr. 14, 1820. + 

3417. Mary, b. Feb. it, 1825, d. Mch. 23, 

3418. A son. b. July 23, 1828, d. July 28, 

.3419. John F., b. Nov. 17, 1830. + 

ISRAEL LOOMIS, b. Mass., Jan. 18, 1784; m. Jan. 8, 1812, Delight G. French, d. 

June 30, 1839. He served in War of i8t2, being allowed $20.70 on his claim. He 

d. Sept. 19, 1866. Adrian, Mich. 6 ch'n. 

Daniel, b. Dec. 4, 1812. + 3423. Cakoli.n'e, b. Oct. 25, 1818; m. Oct 

Laurens French, b. Oct. 5, 1815. 25, 1843, Walter Culver. Adrian. 

unm.. d. Nov. 12, 1859. Amsterdam, Mich. 

N. Y. 3424. William Craig, b. June 22, i8.'0. 

Almira, b. Oct. 3, 1817, d. Jan. 22, unm. .Adrian, Mich. 

t8i8. 3425. John Jay, b. June 11. 1822. + 

ELIJAH LOOMIS, h. Lanesboro, Mass., 1773; 
1853, ae. 82. He d. Mch., 1848. Barre, N. Y. 
Zalmon, b. Jan. 25, 1795. + 
Rhoda, b. 1797; m. 1st, Caleb 3132. 

Miller; m. 2nd, Wasliingtnn Wright. 
She d. 1859. Barrc, N. Y. 
Sarah, b. 1800 ; m. Daniel Hall, d. 3433- 

Mch., 1873. She d. June, 1873. 
Hillsdale, Mich. 3434- 

.Aliiira. b. 1802; m. Joseph French, rns. 

d. 1872. She d. 1856. Ogden, Mon- 
roe Co.. N. Y. ,34,36. 
-Alzapv. b. 1804; m. .Amzi Bradley. 
She d. June, 1873. Hartland, N. Y. 
Namah, b. 1806; m. Alvin K. Nich- 3437. 
ols. She lived (1876) Deeriield, 

REUEL LOOMIS. b. Lanesboro, Mass.. July 12, 1775; m. Anna Lyon, b. Mass., 
Sept. 22, 1782, (1. Seneca Co.. O.. (near Tiffin). 1857. He was among the first, and 
very probably the first Looinis. and his grandson Omar says the first white man tr) 
travel through nortlicrn Ohio. This was soon after he was married ; he walked 
through from Conn, and returned, taking nearly two years on the journey, as he 
walked both ways. He found none but Indians in Ohio; with these he lived and 
made them his friends. .Afterward^ he brought his family first to Detroit and from 
there to Fremont, Ohio. He was a minute man in War of 1812, and was taken 
prisoner at Detroit, Mich., when Hull surrendered. He settled near TifBn. O., on 

m. Jan. 30, 1794, Sarah Hill, d. Sept.. 
12 ch'n. 

Lenawee Co., Mich. 

Chloe, b. 1808; m. Datus Curtiss. 

She d. 1S63. Olivet, Eaton Co., 


Arte.misia. b. 1810, unm., d. 185s. 

Barre, N. Y. 

Elijah, b. 1812, d. ae. 5 years. 

Hannah, b. 1814; m. Erastus Cur- 
tiss. She d. 1861. Ionia, Mich. 

Delina, b. 1816; m. Daniel D. 

Tompkins. She was living (1874) 

Byron, N. Y. 

Elijah, b. Apr. 29, 1818. -|- 


^txtl| O^^ttrratinn 

Ihc farm now owned by his grandson, Omar. He wrote his name "Loniis." Farmer, 
tanner, shoemaker. He d. Aug. 15, 1852, with his head resting upon his Bible. Tiffin. 
O. 3 ch'n. 

3438. Samuel C, b. Sept. 15, 1805.+ 3440. Wildman. b. Mch. 24, i8rg. -)- 

3439. RoDOLPHUS, b. June 23, 1812. + 

1400. ABRAHAiVI LOOMIS, b. Feb. 8, 1784; m. Catherine Linsley, d. 1847. He was 
drowned Apr. 9, t8i8, Madrid, N. Y. 4 ch'n. 

3441. Gad Root, b. Feb. 26, 1808. -f- .1444- Clemma, b. July 21, 1818; m. Cal- 

3442. Enos Harman, b. Nov. 26, 1811. + vin Gould. She d. Oct., 1853. Mad- 

3443. Abraham J., b. July 27, 1815. -j- rid, N. Y. 

T401. ISAAC LOOMIS, b. Lancsboro, Mass., Nov. 25. 1785; m. Mch. 7, 1806, Martha, 
b. Oct. 20, 1784, d. Whitehall. N. V., Nov. 8, 1836, dan. of William aiul Abigail 
Maria (Hyde) Niks. He rem. from Vt. to N. Y., thence to O., and d. Cleveland, 
O., Nov. 2, 1855. Buried in Erie cemetery. 3 ch'n. 

3445. William Darwin, b. 1807; m. Har- 7, 1889, son of Eliot and Nabby 
riet Chase. He d. 1837, New Or- (Cushman) Hills. Res. Cleveland. 
leans, La. O. She is author of "Memoirs of 

3446. Abigail Maria, b. 1809 ; m. Mrs. Nathan Cushman Hills." 

Carpenter. Rem. west. Ch'n: I. Maria Louisa, 2. Henry 

3447. Sai;rina Ann, b. May 2, 1811; m. Loomis, 3. Helen Cushman, 4. Mary 
Whitehall, N. Y., Dec. 16, 1830, Na- Hyde, 5. Wm. Darwin, 6. Charles 
than Cushman, b. Bennington, Vt., Niles, 7. Frances Ann, 8. George 
Sept. 20, 1805, d. Cleveland, O., Nov. Washington, 9. Charles Clarence. 

1404. JESSE LOOMIS, b. Jan. 18, 1792. He d. 1863. Spencerville, Canada. 2 ch'n. 

3448. Joseph, b. 1845, unm. Wisconsin. 3449. .'\deline, b. 1849, d. 1865. 

1405. JOSEPH LOOMIS, b. Oct. 21, 1793; m. June 24, 1813, Cemantha, b. Mch. 31, 1796, 
dan. of Michael and Rebecca (Mead) Reed. lie was drowned in St. Lawrence 
River, Apr. 9, 1818. l\Iadrid, N. Y. She m, 2nd. Jan.. 1821, Stephen Smith, d. 
1838. She resided (1861) Brooklyn, N. Y. 2 ch'n. 

3450. Sabrina, b. 1814; m. Cro.sby. 3451- Sarkpta, b. 1816, d. ae. 2 years. 

She d. 1844- Phelps, N. Y. 

1408. DR. EZRA S. LOOMIS, b. Dec. 15, 1794; m. ist, 1828, Lucretia Southwick, d. 
Apr. 14, 1867; m. and, Oct. 15, 1867, Harriet A. Whipple, who d. Feb. 17, 1908, in 
Plattsburg, N. Y. He received M. D. from Mid. Coll., 1826, and d. Dec. 31, 1872. 
Perry's Mills, P. O., N. Y. 2 ch'n. 

3452. Lal'ra, b. 1834, d. 1859. 3453. Alva, b. 1836, d. 1854. 

1410. ALVAH LOOMIS, b. Nov. 12, 1799; m, Dec, 1823, Marv Tetraut. He d. Aug. 8, 

1874. Champlain, N. Y. 7 ch'n. 

3454. Ezra, b. 1824, d. ae. 5 months. 1852, Thomas Durham. Champlain, 

3455- Mary, b. 1826; m. Nathan Barton. N. Y. 

New Haven, Vt. 3459. Eunice, b. Oct., 1834; m. Orlando 

3456- Josephine, b. 1828; m. Charles Boonihower. Ellenburgh, N. Y. 
Langdon. Cleveland, Ohio. 3460. Anna, b. 1841 ; m. Henrv Squires. 

3457- Alfred, b. June 29, 1831. + New Haven, Vt. 
3458. Selina, b. July 12, 1833 ; m- Feb. 26, 

1413- WARHAM LOOMIS, b. Mass., May 24, 1776; m. (int. of m. pub. May 28), 1800, 
Lydia Freeland of Blandford, Mass., d. July, 1843, Eaton, Lorain Co., O. He d. 
1826, Mantua, O. See .Alwater Gen. for facts relative to Warham Loomis. ch'n. 

3461. Warham, b. 1803, d. ae. 2 years. 18,36, Nathaniel H. Risley. He d. 

3462. Myron, b. Dec, 1805, d. 1829. Man- Sept., 1838. Streetsboro, Ohio. 

tua, Ohio. 3467. Aretas, b. May 25, 1817, d. 1835. 

3463- Almon, b. July 7, 1807. + Streetsboro, Ohio. 

3464. RussEL, b. Mch. 13, 1810. -f ,346s. Melinpa, b. June 3, 1819 ; m. Ansel 

3465. Amanda, b. Aug. 27, 1812; m. Savage. She d. 1859. Madison, 
James T. Ilolcomb, who d. 1862. .Sandusky Co., Ohio. 
Rollersville, Sandusky Co., Ohio. 3460 Cemantha, b. Aug. 18, 1821, d. 

3466. Emily, b. May 9, 1815; m. Jan. 22, Aug.. 1839. Mantua, Ohio. 

1415- CALVIN LOOMIS, b. Mass., Dec 13. i779; '"■ at Becket, Mass., July 10, 1810, 
Anna Freeland, d. Jan. 9, 1877, ae. 94. He d. Dec 14, 1878, Goshen, Mass. 6 ch'n, 
b. Mass. 

ICnamifl C^rnralnrtij 









ington, Mass. 

Mary Amanda, b. Jan. 15,1820; m. 

1840, Jackson WillcuU. Goshen, 


Lucy Louisa, b. Mch. 15, 1826, d. 

Feb. 25, 1827. 

Apr. II, 1800: 111. Sept. 27, 1822, Alanson, b. Dec. 10, 

1813. + .3474. 

Lyman Allen, b. Mch. 11, 1815. + 

Almon Burton, b. Dec. 11, 1&16. -(- 

Anna Maria, b. Mch. i, 1818; m. 3475. 

1836, Shadrach Hathaway. Cum- 

SQUIRE LOOMIS, b. W. Springfield, Mass., 

Catherine, b. Mt. Wasliington, Mass., d. Slieffield, Mass., Mch. 8, 1875, ae. 72. dau. 

of Adam Dykcman. He lived in Salisbury, Conn., some years. He did not live in 

Sheffield long enough to gain a residence, and was removed to Becket — a pauper — 

where he d. Oct. 2, 1882. 8 ch'n. 

Sept. 10, 1850, John Brazee. Salis- 
bury, Conn. She d. Sheffield, Mass., 
\ov. 23, 1903. 
3481. Margaret M., b. July 13, 1836; m 
Franklin Noteware. Sheffield. 

Samuel A., b. Aug. 16, 1823; m. 

Apr. 30, 1850, Lucy Thayer, who d. 

May 25, i8s7, ae. 61 yrs. No cli'n. 

Sheffield, Mass. 

John S,, b. Jan. 19, 1826, d. July 

9, 1830. 

Mary, b. Apr. 6, 1828, d. July 22, 


Sophia F.., b. Sept. 10, 1830; m. 

James P. Turgeon, who d. Sept. 12. 

1887. Pittsfield, Mass. 

Mary Ann, b. Sept. 28, 1833 ; m. 

ROWLAND LOOMIS, b. VV. Sp'f'd, Mass., July 7, 1781 ; m. ist, Apr. 8, 1804, Ase- 
nath (Cena) Butler, b. 1783, d. Oct. 7, 1813; m. 2nd, June 10, 1816, Laura Wolcott, 
who d. June 23, 1816; m. 3rd, Aug. 15, 1818, Sally, b. 1798, d. Feb. 3, 1875, dau. of 
Luther, (Samuel?) and F.datha (Lackore) Clapp. I'armer. Whig. He d. July 26, 
1848, at W. Springfield, where b. his 8 ch'n 
Frederick Butler, b. Mch. 7, 

V182. Sarah E., b. Nov. 5, 1839; ni. 2nd, 
Sheffield, Mch. 5, 1866, Luther Elon. 
b. 1844, son of Reuben and Cath- 
erine ( ) Speed. His 2nd m. 
Pamela Jane, b. May i, 1843. d. 
Feb. 17, i8.i0. 

.■>■ 183. 




1805. + 

Alvin, b. May i, 1807, d. Oct. 14, 


Alvin, b. May 15, 1810, d. July 18, 

1852. Unm. 

Cena Butler, b. Aug. 19, 1821 ; m. 

Sept. 12, 1848, Granville E., b. Apr. 

20, 1826, son of and Amanda 

( White) Holton. Served in 4tli 
Mass. Cav., Co. G. He d. in service. 
Civil War, Aug. 17. 1864, at Fort- 
ress Monroe. She d. Dec. 20. 1890. 
at Westfield, Mass. Ch'd : i. Isabel 

Laura Wolcott, b. Feb. 6, 1824; m. 
Wm. Henry Boyle, b. N. Y., Oct. 

RODNEY LOOMIS, b. W. Sp'fd, Mass 

of W. Sp'f'd, b. Jan. 12, 1809. d. Mch. 3 

Mumford. He d. May 28. 1828, at W. Sp 

William Mumford, b. May 28. 

1809, num., d. Sept. 18, 1832. 

Timothy Horton, b. Nov. IJ. 


Mary .'\nn, b. Apr. 21, 1813; m. 

Mch. 26, 183s, James Lloyd. She <1. 

June 10, 1838, ae. 25. Springfield, 


Amanda H., b. July 17, 1816; m. 

(int. of m., Dec. 16, 1837), Thomas 

3, 1825, d. Sept. 3. 1884. She d Oct. 
10, 18^2. Westfield. Ch'n: i. Mar- 
tha H., 2. Wm. Franklin, 3. Ellen 

3489. Sarah Ann, h. Sept. 11, 1826; m. 
Nov. 29, 1848, Wm. Franklin Payne. 
She d. Jan. 8, 1835. Westfield. 
Ch'd : I. Amelia. 

.V!90. Rowland, b. Sept. 28, 1830; m. 

.-\ family in San Francisco, 

.l;Ol. WilIiam M., b. Jan. 15. 1836; m. 
Oct. 2-,, 1R54, Lydia, dau. of Man- 
ning and Ellen Blakcslec, d. Oct. 4. 
1863, ac. 27 yrs., 6 m. lie d. Aug. 
15, "1861. Westfield. No ch'n. 

, Oct. 27, 1786; m. Jan. 12, 1809, Lucy M., 
, iHe9. dau. of Wm. and Lucy (Horton) 
f'd, where b. his 6 ch'n. 

H. Hastings, of Brookfield, Mass. 

She d. Aug. 12. 1839. Springfield, 

.^196. Francis Dwigiit, b. Mch. 9, 1820.-}- 
3497. Sophia Jane, b. Oct. 22, 1824; m. 

1st. Oct. 14, 184.S, William T. 

Southworth ; m. 2nd, June i, 1859, 

David A. Reeves. Suffield, Conn. 

She d. Dec. i. 1898. Ch'd: i. EU.i 

F. Southworth. 

JUSTUS LOOMIS, b. Feeding Hills, Mass., Feb. S, 1782; m. ist, Oct. 16, 1806, 
Sarah, b. Cambridge, N. Y., July i, 1789, d. Apr. 6, 1821, dau. of Josiah and Hannah 
(Babcock) Dewey, of W. Springfield, Mass.; m. 2nd, May 29. 1825, Mrs. Irene 
(Van Ho^n) Loomis (1442"), b. June 22, 1783. d. Sept. 17, 1861, dau. of Derrick and 
Rachel (Bartlett) \'an Horn. He served in War of 1812, carrying his father's old 


B^txtli (i^^n^raftntt 







351 1- 


flintlock gun, which he used in the Rev. 
ured relic, is now owned by Silas (3505) 
Justus bought his farm in 1806, it was 
ground of Indians. It is now owned by 
He d. Aug. 28, 1864, at Westfield, Mass., 
Hiram, b. Feb. 6, 1808, d. in Ohio, 

Frederick, b. Nov. s, 1809. + 
Mary Ann, b. June 30, i8ri; m. 
1st, Franklin Smith, who d. 1840. 
leaving ch'n : i. Semantha, 2. 
James Worthington, 3. Heniy Ed- 
ward, 4. Benjamin Franklin. She 
m. 2nd, Laban Parmelee. Ch'd : i. 
Laban. She d. Oct. 15, 1866. W. 
Springfield, Mass. 

HuLDA, b. June 22, 1813 ; m. Apr. 7, 
1831, Sharon Pease, son of Eliphalet 
and Abigail (Pease) Chapin. 

War. This gun, of English make, a treas- 
Loomis, and on it is the date 1746. When 
the home of wild beasts and the huntingi 
Silas, and is called the Mt. Vineyard farm, 
where b. his 8 ch'n. 

Springfield, Mass. She d. Jan. 8, 

1895. Ch'n: I. Sharon W., 2. 

Charles, 3. Leila, 4. Three others 

who d. young. 

3502. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 19. 1815; m. 
Sept. 7, 1834, James Hancock. She 
d. Oct. II, 1894. Suffield, Conn. 

3503. Emily, b. Nov. 14, 1819, d. Mch. 3, 

3504. Amanda, b. Feb. 23, 1827; m. ist, 
.^ug. 2, 1854, William Everton ; m. 
2nd, Oct. 7, 1874, N. A. Bosworth. 
Westfield, Mass. 

3505. S1LA.S, b. Aug. 26, 1829. -|- 

DAVID LOOM IS, b. Feeding Hills, Mass., Mch. 28, 1784; m, ist, Nov., 1815, Lucy 
Allen ; m. 2nd, Oct., 1821, Rachel Philura Shepard, who d. Feb. 24, 1883, ae. 78 yrs., 
b. Conn. He removed to Jefferson, O., in 1838. He d. June 20, 1868. Jefferson, O. 
8 ch'n. 

a number of yrs. Merchant. Jeffer- 
son, O. Ch'n: I. Ada A., 2. Emma, 
3. Eva Adelle, 4. Inez Maud, 5. Wil- 
liam Albert, 6. Mary Eugenia, 7. 
Minnie Grace. 

3512. Charles, b. Apr. 15, 1834. -f 

3513. Isabel, b. Dec. 31, 1844; m. May, 
1868, Arthur Coon. Jefferson, O. 
Ch'd: I. Helen. 

Alfred, b. Feb., 1813. + 
Electa D., b. Apr. 15, 1816; m. Oct. 
12, 1833, Squire Daniells. Jeffer- 
son, O. 

Allen, b. Dec. 15, 1819, d. 1820. 
Almon, b. Mch. II, 1822. + 
Horace E., b. Apr. i, 1824. + 
Lucy Allen, b. Oct. 16, 1827 ; m. 
July, 1848, Capt. William Reid Al- 
len. Adm. to the bar, 1850. Mayor 

JONATHAN LOOMIS, b. Feeding Hills, Mass., May 27, 1798; m. ist. May 18, 
1823, Cynthia Spencer, d. Feb. 2, 1863; m. 2nd, June 2, 1873, Mrs. Ruth W. (Lef- 
fingwell) Wakefield. Early in 1823 he came on foot from New England to Jeffer- 
son, O., carrying two trunks in which he brought goods and peddled on the way 
to make his expenses. He bought a farm of 100 acres at $3 per acre. He then 
returned to Suffield, Conn., via N. Y. City, again peddling on the way. Taking 
Cynthia for wife, they packed their goods in a one-horse wagon and drove back 
to Jefferson, reaching their new home in 21 days. In 1834-5 he donated and deliv- 
ered the first stick of timber, a log 55 ft. long, for the first Baptist church m Jef^ 
ferson, and here he lived, and d. June, 1883, having made his will in Dec, iS^.n, and 
here were b. his 6 ch'n. 

35 '5- 

Harriet E., b. Aug. 3, 1824, d. Nov. 

22, 1826. 

Harrison E., 

June 30, 1830. 

Hart Sidney, 

June 8, 1830. 

b. Nov. 3, 1826, d. 
b. June 8, 1829, d. 

3517. Bennet Jonathan, b. June 8. 

3518. Hart Edwin, b. May 27, 1834. -|- 

3519. Julia Ann, b. Sept. 24, 1842; ni. 
Mch. 12, 1866, George H. Craytor. 

Ashtabula, O. 

1433- CAPT. JAMES LOOMIS, b. W. Springfield, Mass., July 25. 1785; m. Sheffield, 
Mass., Oct. 24, 1810, Betsey, b. Sheffield, Oct. 14, 1785, d. Jefferson, O., Sept. 29, 

1851, widow of Miller, and dau. of Durlin and Betsey (Fletcher) Hickok. She 

had a dau. Emeline, by ist m., who took the name of Loomis, being b. Sept. 10. 1805, 
d. Apr. 10, 1836; m. John Selden Lucas. He removed with Mr. Durlin Hickok, in 
1812, from Sheffield to Jefferson, O. In 1817 Mr. Loomis bought a bl)l. of salt at 
Painesville, O., paying for it $20, and $2 for transportation. ^ lb. of tea at same 
date cost Mrs. Loomis $1.25. Mr. Loomis received his commission as "Capt." from 
Gov. Ethan Allen Brown in 1819. They endured all the privations of pioneer life. 
Stone cutter. Rep. Bapt. He d. Jefferson, O., Dec. 24, 1866, where all but first 
one of his 5 ch'n were b. 
3520. Cyrus Shelden, b. May 20, 1811. + 3522. Betsey, b. Dec. 9, 1819; ni. ^an. 26, 

3531. Lester, b. Dec. 31, 1815.-}- 1843, Harvey Riggs, b. Riga," N. Y., 

SIniimtB ^i^nralinig 

2 CO 

















d. Jefferson, July 16, 1904, son <il 
Hezekiah and Charlotte (Miller) 
Mead. House painter. Rep. Bapt 
Jefferson, O. Ch'n: i. Maria 
Louise, 2. Emma Ruby. 
James Lean- her, b. July 4, 1830. + 

Aug. 10, 1816, son of Wm. and Es- 
ther (Stevens) Green. She d. Oct. 
13, 1880. Ch'n: 1. Judson Melzer, 
2. Annette Betsey. Edcnboro, Pa. 
Louisa, b. Feb. i, 18J4; m. Jeffer- 
son, O., Oct. 24, 1850, Joseph Ru^- 3524. 
sel, b. Fabius, N. Y., Feb. i, 1818, 

JOHN LOOMIS, b. VV. Sp'fd,, June 13, 1787; m. Mch. 8, i8ic^ Betsey (Eliza- 
beth) Newton. He was drowned May 11, 1812, at W. Sp'fd, where b. his 2 ch'n. 
Electa, b. Mch. 18, iSii ; m. Oct. in Russell, Mass. Feeding Hills, 

24, 1833, Frederick Liswell, who d. Mass. 

Aug. 13, 1871. She d. Dec. 21, 1891, 3526. John, b. Nov. 9, 1812. -f 

LINUS LOOMIS. b. W. Spfd, Mass. 

d. July 31, 1867. He rem. to Jefferson, 

Hopkinton, Delaware Co., la. 10 cli'n. 

William McKendree, b. Sept. 14. 

1820, d. Apr. 6, 1834. 

James Milton, b. Sept. 3, 1822. -f 

Daniel Sheldon, h. July 17, 1824; 

m. Elizabeth Wood. 

LiNAS HoR.\Tio. b. Sept. 28, 1826, 

d. Apr. 15, 1855. 

Edwin Ruthven. b. May 17, i828.-f 

Elizabeth Maria, b. Sept. 20, 1833 ! 

m. George Aylling, d. Sept. 9, 1856. 

Sept. II, 1794; m. Elizabeth L. Hitclicock, 
O.. in 1824, thence to la., 1852. Blacksniitli. 

She d. Nov. 28, i860. 
%^^^ Cf.lia Sophia, b. Apr. 7, 1836; m 
Volncy Wilson, d. July 28, 1855. 
She d. June 30, 1861. 

3534. Horace Uriah, b. Mch. 27. 1838, d. 
May 23. 1848, drowned. 

3535. Stella .\., b. Aug. 6, 1840; ni. Jesse 
B. Ellis. She d. Jan. 30, 1857. 

3536. William McKendree, b. July 11, 
1857, d. Apr. 10, 1863. 

URI.\H LOOMIS, b. W. Sp'fd, Mass., June 23, 1796. He removed to Jefferson, 
O., in 1825. He served as sheriff of Jefferson Co., O., for 4 yrs; m. Mch. 22, 1819. 
Harriet May, who d. Jan. 14. iSgi, ae. QO yrs., 8 mos. ; h. Mass. He d. Dec. 27, 1855. 
Jefferson, O. 10 ch'n. 

Emmeline, b. Oct. 9, 1820; m. Aug. 
4, 1844, Rev. Fortes Morse. Metho- 
dist. Ch'n : I. Edward, 2. Fortes 
Sarah Sheldon, b. Oct. 20, 1821 ; 3542. 

m. July 19, 1852, Charles, son of 
Joseph Stevens. One dau. was 3i43 

Belle May. 

Alonzo, b. Mav s, 1823, d. Dec. 21, 3544- 


Horace, b. June 7, 1825. -{- 
Adela Maria, b. Feb. i, 1827; m. 
Feb. II, 1847, Varnum Joseph Card, 
son of Lorin and Phoelie (Baker) 
Hodge. He was b. Mackinaw. 3545. 

Mich., Apr. 30, 1822, d. near Jeffer- 
son, O., Aug. 25, 1896, leaving a 3546. 
widow and ch'n: i. Frederick 
Jones, 2. Emma Louisa, 3. Loren 

WALTER LOOMIS, b. Feeding Hills, Mass., Oct. 14, 1781 : m. Jan. 7. 1805, Irene, 

or Arenah, b. June 22, 1783, d. Sept. 17, iS^i, dau. nf Derrick and Rachel (Bartletl) 

Vanhorn. Farmer. He d. Sept., 1817. survived by bis wife Irene, who m. 2nd, Justus 

Looniis (1427), at Feeding Hills, wliere b. his 4 ch'n. 

Edmond, b. Oct. 16, 1808. -f 3550. Derrick Vanhorn, b. Jan. 15, 1815, 

Amanda, b. Jan. u, 181 1, d. 1824. d. .\ug. 12, 1835. 

William Riley, b. Mch. 9, 1813. + 

MOSES LOOMIS, b. Feeding Hills, Mass., Feb. 8, 1783; m. Mary Merrick, b. 
Pompey, N. Y.. May 7, 1788, d. Oran, N. Y., Sept. 27, 1831. Merchant. Whig. Lib- 
eral. Springfield, Slass. 8 ch'n. 

Lorren D., b. May 4. 1815.+ 13- 1838. Charles Child?. She d. 

Lester, b. Apr. i, 1817, d. Tan. 2i. July 12, 1856. He m. 2nd, Cath- 

1876. Unra. arine J. McCaslin. Ch'n, by ist ni : 

Harriet, b. Nov. 28, 1819; m. Nov. i. Susie, 2 Harriet Omaha, Neb. 

Varnum, 4. Wm. Alonzo, 5. Sabra 

Virginia, 6. Loren, 7. Walter 

Granger, 8. .Mfred, 9. Hester Ann. 

Marinda M., b. Mch. 25, 1829, d. 

July 6, 1830. 

Hester Ann, b. July 16, 1831, d 

.-\pr. 25, 1849. 

Harriet Eliza, b. Oct. 13. 1833; m. 

Sept. 23, 185s, George W. Stevens, 

b. Aug. 15, 1828. She d. 1900. 

Ch'n : I. Lewis E., 2. Rosa A., 3. 

Luella May, 4. Hattie E., 5. Charles 


Martha E., b. Jan. 16, 1837; m. 

Sept. 27, 1851, Ilarvey Mead. 

Charles M., b. Sept. 27, 1840, 

drowned May 23. 1848, with his 

cniisin Horace. 


^txth (^fitrrattou 



Albert, b. Oct. 28, 1820. + 
Samuel, b. July 12, 1822 (1823) ; 111. 
1846, Lydia S. Looinis (3587), He 
was drowned in Lake Ontario, June 
13, 1847- No ch'n. 
Charlotte, b. Mch. 4, (Apr. 3), 
1826; m. Dec. 25, 1856, Joel Bishop. 




She d. Sept., igor. Ch'n: i. Rob- 
ert, 2. Louis. N'ew Haven, Conn. 
3537. Clark Merrick, b. July i r, 1829. + 
3558. Mary M., b. May 29, 1831; m. Ste- 
phen Sanford, d. May 30, 1864. She 
d. Aug., 1872. Central Square, Os- 
wego Co., N. Y. 

1445. LYMAN LOOMIS, b. Feeding Hills, Mass., Aug. 30, 1797; m. int. Jan. 7, 1825, Isabel 
[Sarah] Freeland. He d. July 21, 1853, at Feeding Hills, where b. his 3 ch'n. 

3559. Maria Eliza, b. 1827; m. Sept. 30, 
1844, Charles Hull. She d. Jan. 12, 
1846. Ch'd: I. Maria J. 

3560. William, b. Feb. 15, 1832, d. Apr. 
2, 1859. Unni. Agawam, Mass. 

3561. Sarah K., b. 1839; m. Nov. 23, 
1857, George H., b. 1836, son of .Al- 
bert and Emaline (Provin) Dewey. 
Alba, Pa. See Dewey Gen., p. 488. 

Note. — The Springfield Probate Records 
sliow that Sarah K. (or C). was tlie dau. 
of Lyman and Isal'cl Looniis, ;md tliat 
Isabel was appointed her guardian on Sept. 
-7, 1853- -And the records also .slunv tliat 
Isabel d. July 31, 1854. ae. 58 yrs. This 
seems to show that the name of the wife 
of Lyman Loomis was Isabel, and i:ot 
Sarah, as one correspondent gave it. 

1446. ORRIN (OREN) LOOMIS. b. W. Springfield, Mass., June 2, 1701 ; m. Jan. 14. 
1817, Ada (Adah), b. W. Sp'f'd, Nov. 10, 1794, d. there, Jan. 25, 1881, dau. of Ed- 
mund and Bede (Hitchcock) Day. He d. Oct. 10, 1868. W. Sp'f'd. (See Ely 
Gen). 7 ch'n— all b. VV. Sp'f'd. 

Delia, b. Dec. 29, 1817 (1818) ; m. 3564. 

(his 2nd wife) Nov. 25, 1839, Jus- 3565. 

tus, b. W. Sp'f'd, Mass., July 5, 3566. 

1795, d. Mch. 15, 1871, son of Eze- 

kiel and Hulda (Cooley) Bagg. W. 3567. 

Sp'f'd. Ch'n: i. Hulda Maria, 2. 

Joseph Loomis. 3368. 

Sabra, b. Aug. 25, 1819. Unm. Still 

living (Aug., 1908). W. Sp'f'd. 

Albert, b. Oct. 28, 1823. -f 

JosEPH, b. Au.g. 19, 1825. -(- 

Martha, b. Jan. 6, 1835, d. July 31, 


Mary, b. Jan. 6, 1835, d. Oct. 12, 


Ralph, b. Nov. 24, 1837, d. Jan. 6, 


HARVEY LOOMIS. b. W. Sp'f'd, Mass., July 29, 1795; m. Oct. 26, 1820, Lucretia 
Williams, d. Oct. 4, 1843. ac. 48. He d. May 16, 1869. W. Sp'f'd. 2 ch'n— b. W. 
3569 Larry, b. 1822 (1821).-!- 1837. 

3570. Mary Ann, b. 1826. d. June 22, 

1451- HENRY (HARRY) LOOMIS. b. W. Sp'f'd, Mass., Dec. 16, 1804; ra. Apr. 10. 
1828, Sophronia, b June i, 1805, <1. New Haven, Conn., Nov. 16, 1874, dau. of Gilles 
and Mary (Brown) Friuk. Custom house employee. Paper-maker. He d. Sept. 
5, 1875. New Haven. 4 ch'n— first b. Chicopee, Mass., rest at New Haven, Conn. 

3571. Henry, b. Jan. 19, 1829. -f 1844; m. Evelyn, b. Savbrook, 

3572. Dexter, b. Aug. 6, 1831, d. Apr. 17, Cnnn.. Jan. 20, 1846, dau. of John 
'837. Elihii and Louisa (Inpraham) 

3573 Oscar Alphonso, b. Jan. 18, 1834. Whittlesey. N. Y. City, where he 

d. Apr. 19, 1837. d. 1898. 

3574. Dexter Alphonso, b. Mch. 10, 

1455- BENJAMIN LOOMIS, b. W. Sp'f'd, 

d. Oct., 1830, and liis widow m. Nov. 

5 ch'n. 
3575- Nancy, b. 1829; m. 1st, Jus'ais W- 

vord : m. 2nd, Dwitjht Granger. 

Middlefield, Mass. 
357'5. Henry Be.njamin. b. 1831. 4- 
3577- William M., b. Nashua, 

N. H. 
3.S78. Emily, b. ; nu — - Cooley. 

Chicopee. Mass. 
3579- George E., b. , d. Sept. 29, 1864. 

lilass., May 31, 1804; m. Roxana Allyn. He 
9, 1854, Salmon Belden. Montgomery, Mass. 

Note. — The Springfield Probate Records 
has the following entry : George E. Loomis 
d. Sept. 29, 1864. His next of kin were 
Roxana Beldrn. of Chicopee, Mass., 
mother ; Wm. M. Loomis, Nashua, N. H., 
brother; Emily Cooley, Chicopee, sister; 
Mary J. Granger, Middlefield, Mass., sis- 
ter, and Henry S. .Mien. Nashua, N. H.. 
half-brother. (Was Nancy f.3575] the 
Mary J. mentioned in Records?) 

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Apr. 25, 1832, Sarah Ann Eliza, b. 
and Julia (Pratt) Seymour of W. 
Eliab Brooks, who d. Aug. 19, 1867. 
Eliza Ann, b. Mch. 4, 1833; m. 
Nov., 1855, Lester, son of Jonathan 
Kenficld, d. Dec. 20, 1883. She d. 
Nov. 8, 1886. Sp'f'd, Mass. 
Marvette, b. June 7, 1835, d. Dec. 
2, 1883. Unm. Sp'f'd. 
Cha.xes Lyman, b. Aug. 5, 1836. + 
Benjamin, b. Jan. 31, 1838. + 

d, Mass., Mch. 28, 1810; m. Granville, Mass.,, 
Nov. 24, 1812, d. Nov. II, 1894, dau. of Lyman 
Sp'f'd. He d. Sept. 26, 1847, and she m. 2nd, 
. W. Sp'f'd. 5 ch'n. 

3584. Angenette, b. Mch. 2, 1843; m. W. 
Sp'f'd, July 25, 1864, Augustus G., 
b. Rutland, Mass., Dec. 11, 1835, 
son of Otis and Laura (Muzzy) 
Demond. Farmer. Rep'n. Prot't. 
Ch'n : I. Alice Laura, 2. Nettie 
Eliza, 3. Augustus Grosvenor, 4. 
Robert Loomis. 

LUTHER LOOJHS, b. Aug. lo. 1797; ni. Apr. 22, 1824, Emmeline Steadman. 

Buffalo, N. Y. 5 ch'n— b. N. Y. 

Maria Jane, b. Mch. I, 1826; m. 

Feb. 28, 1850, William Cummings. 

Buflfalo, N. Y. 

Diantha M., b. Nov. 17, 1827; m. 

Julv 2, 1845, Richard J. Bryning. 

Buffalo, N. Y. 

LvniA S., b. Oct. 5, 1829; m. (ist), 

1846, Samuel Loomis (35S5) ; m. 



(2nd), June 2, 1848, Julius Candee. 

Ponipey. N. Y. 

Julia A., b. Mch. I, 1832; m. Jan.l 

23. i8.=;o, George T. 'VVilliams. Buf-j 

falo, N. Y. 

Elizabeth E., b. Dec. 13, 1836; m.| 

June 3, 1869, John Rose. New Yorkl 


HENRY LOOMIS, b. June 30, 1800; m. Dec. 19, 1826, Submit Cheeseboro. Shel 
was a poet, writer and lecturer. He d. Aug. 20, 1859. Chicago, 111. His widow! 
was living there in 1876. See Chceseborough Family, 1903, in which the birth dates| 
of Henry's family are different from these given here. 7 ch'n, b. Chicago. 

Martha Rosanne, b. Sept. 17, 
1831; m. June 11, 1854, Henry F. 
Baker. (Chicago, 111. Cli'd : i. 
Henry W. C. 

Henry Oscar, b. Jan. 16, 18.^3. + 
Mary Louise,, b. Nov. 24, 1835 ; m. 
Dec. 28. 1857, Briggs Livingston 
Rider. Chicago, 111. Ch'n: i. Son, 
2. Estella Loomis. 

Josephine Submit, b. Apr. 3, 1840; 
m. May is, 1864, Silas Palmer 
Wheeler. Beatrice, Neb. 
Gertrude Ann, b. Dec. 25, 1842 ; ni. 

He d. Dec. 10, 1871. Syracuse, N. Y. 
Chandler IIezekiah, b. Jan. 28, 
1836, + 

Harriet O., b. Sept. 15, 1838; m. 
Sept. IS, 1857, Charles B. Morse. 

NOAH LOOMIS, b. Southwick, Mass., 
ford. He d. Oct. 7, 1859. Otis, Mass. 
Lydia, b. Jan. 29, 1804; m. June 9, 
1R27, Jarvis Jackson, d. 186:?. She 
d. July, 1855. Tolland, Mass. 
Mary A., b. Aug. 25, 180S ; m. Sept. 
2S, 1825, James Hamilton, d. 1856. 
She d. Sept. 20, 1840. Tolland, 

Jason, b. Julv n, 1807, d. Sept. 4, 

Norman, b. July 7, 1809. + 
Deni.son R., b. Dec. 4, 181 1. -|- 
Emily, b. Mch. 2S, 1814; m. May 
20, 1833, Daniel Spring. She d. 
May 19, 1854. Tolland, Mass. 
Edward, b. June 29, 1816 unm., d. 
Feb., 1872. Otis, Mass. 

Oct. 6, 1864, Levi I. Wing. BrooH 
lyn, N. Y. 

3595. Estella Sarah, b. Mch. 5, 1844; m.l 
Feb. 26, 1865, William Manchesterl 
Brewer. Chicago, 111. Ch'd: I.f 
Eva Aurelia. 

3596. Caroline Maria, b. Oct. 20, 1846;! 
ni. George J. Englehart, Apr. 30,| 

1867. St. Joseph, Mo. Ch'n: I. 
Alma Loomis, 2. Linnie Mablc, 3. 1 
Stella Georgine, 4. Grace PutnamJ 
S. Bertha Loomis. 

I, 1808; m. Sept. 15, 1834, Sarah M. Jackson.! 
3 ch'n— b. N. Y. 

Washington, D. C. He d. 1875. 
3599. Helen R., b. Oct. 27, 1840, d. Nov.] 

30, 1841. 

Oct. 24, 1782; m. May 24, 1803, Lydia Rex-I 
12 ch'n. ■ 

3607. Jeannette. b. June 28, 1818; m.j 
May 24, 1840, Chaunccy Norton, dJ 
1864. She d. July 22, 1843. Otis.J 

3608. Catherine, b. Nov. 14, 1820; m.: 
Dec, 1859, Daniel Holmes, who d.l 
1871. Otis, Mass. ', 

^609. Noah, b. Feb. 24, 1823, d. June 6,1 

3610. Lucy Ann, b. Feb. 16, 1826; m.. 
Julv 4, 1848, Asa Goodell FarnhamJ 
b. Otis, Mass., Feb. 14, 1826. She] 
d. Mch., 1885. Tolland, Mass.l 
Farmer. Rep'n. Cong't. Ch'n: I. 
Loomis E., 2. Mary A., 3. Kate A.,] 
4. Frederick M., 5. Carrie E., 6. 


i>ixth O^fii^rattnn 

361 1. 


36 1 3- 










Carrie H., 7, Frederick M., 8. Giles Oct. 9, 1854, Elijah L. Flint. She 

H., 9. Henrietta L., 10. Myron C. d. Mch., 1S72. Otis, Mass. 

Marcia H., b. Jan. 18, 1831 ; m. 

WALTER LOOMIS, b. Southwick, Mass., Oct. 8. 1785; ni. Dec. 28, 1814, Clarissa 
D., b. Wcstfield, Mass.. Aug. 4, 1795, d. Westficld, May 21, 1891, dau. of Edward 
and Rhoda (Dewey) Bush. He d. Aug. 13, 1866, at Southwick. where she resided 
(1875), and where b. his 8 ch'n. He was a farmer and resided on Loomis Street. 
Mary C.,_b. July 12, 1826; in. June 3616. George B., b. Sept. 9, 1827; m. Feb. 

1.^, 1893, Cecelia Calista, b. May 20, 
1844, dau. of John Hoag. West- 
field, Mass. 

3617. Edward B., b. June 3, 1830. + 

3618. Oliver Bush, b. Feb. 23, 1833; m. 
1st, Westficld, Nov. 17, 1892, Bell O. 

8, 1837, Charles M., b. Feb. 6, 1813. 
d. West Indies, June 2, 1872, son of 
Win. and Abigail (Holcomb) 
Phelps. Westficld, Mass. 
Bennett Bush, b. Apr. 18, 1818. + 
Louisa Melissa, b. Nov. 25, 1820; 
m. Feb. I, 1843, Robert Hosmer. 
Westficld, Mass. 

Frances Elvira, b. Feb. 7, 1824; m. 
1st, Nov. 10, 1847, Heber Foot; m. 
2nd, Henry J. Hamilton. Westficld, 

Palmer, b. N. Y., Dec. 9, 1849; "i- 
2nd, Aug. 25, 1908, Frances Amelia 
Parsons. No ch'n. 
3619. Clarissa Jane, b. May 12, 1838, 
unni., d. Nov. 13, 1873. Southwick, 

RUSSELL LOOMIS, b. Southwick, Mass., Aug., 1792; m. ist. Elizabeth Viets 
(Vietch), b. 1784, d. Oct. 10, 1823; m. 2nd, (Sarah?) Mercy Stiles. He d. Nov. 
3, 1831 (1857), at Southwick, where b. his 2 ch'n. (The Southwick Records says: 
"A child of Russell Loomis d. May 1819, and another d. Sept., 1823.") 
Henry, b. 1818; ni. Mch. 11, 1842, 3621. i. Sarah J., b. June 6, 1826, d. Pitts- 

Clarissa Loomis (3269). He d. field, Mass., Jan. 6, 1896, unm. See 

Aug. 26, 1844. Westficld, Mass. Pittsfield Records. 

Marv, b. 1820, d. Nov. 30, 1834. 




JAPHET LOOMIS. b. Mass., Sept., 1780; m. 

13, 1815; m. 2nd, 1816, Sarah Taylor. He d. 
where his 6 ch'n were b. 
Harriet, b. Dec, 1805 ; m. 1829, 
Seth Cowles. Westficld, Mass She 
d. Oct. 29, 1870. 
Harrison, b. Feb. 3, 1808. + 
Lucy, b. May. 1810; m. Dec, 1828, 
Enoch B. Kellogg. Fowler, O. 362^. 
I'"lecta, b Oct.. 1813, d. Apr. i, 1814. 
Electa, b. Feb. 23, 1815; m. May 

14, 1836, William K. Cowan, b. Lon- 
donderry, Ireland. She d. Nov. 23, 
1875, a widow. Pittsfield, Mass. 

SHEM LOOMIS, b. Southwick, Mass.. Mch. 28, 1797; m. ist, Aug. 15, 1816, Salome 
Carter, d. Feb. 12, 1831, ae. 37; ni. 2nd. June 8, 1831, Jane Carter of Enfield, Conn., 
who d. May 14, 1845 ae. 35; m. 3rd, May 7, 1846, Susan Calkins, b. Monson, d. 
June 2, 1864, at Palmer, Mass., ae. 66 yrs.. 10 raos ; m. 4tli, Aug. 2, 1867, Louisana, 
b. May 22, 1820, d. Feb. .S, 1870, dau. of Downing ( ?) and Jerusha Gould of Ware, 
Mass.; m. 5th, Feb. g, 1876, Mrs. Caroline, b. Aug. 14, 1828, d. Jan. 25, 1886, dau. 
of Ira and Hannah Bascom. He res. at Palmer, but d. at Chicopee, Mass., Mch. 
16, 1879. 13 ch'n. 

1st, 1805, Mehetabel Kent, d. June 
July 13, 1853, at Southwick, Mass., 

Ch'n: I. Jane Ann, 2. Elizabeth, 3. 
James (author of Daybreak; A Ro- 
mance of an Old World), 4. Robert 
Loomis, 5. Harrison Japhet, 6. 
Sarah Lloyd. 

\\'ealthy, b. Dec. 2, 1817; m. May 
I. 1838, Lemuel G. Lloyd. She d. 
July 14, 1849. Pittsfield, Mass. 
Ch'n : I. Mary Ann, 2. Sarah Tay- 

Cornelia, b. July 7, 1820 ; m. May 
7. 1843, Reuben Stevens. Palmer. 
James Steuben, b. Nov. 11, 1824.-1- 
Tirzau a., b. Mch. 20, 1827; in. 
Nov. 4, 1849. Charles M., b. July 7. 
1827, son of Joseph and Bcthiah 
(Chapin) Pease. Farmer. Chico- 
pee. Ch'n: I. Clifford B., 2. Julia 
B., 3. Marshall Chapin. 
Anson P., b. Oct. s, 1828.4- 
Salome, h. Jan. 31, 183 1 ; ni. June 
4, 1848, James P. Attleton, who d. 
Nov., i85o. Hartford. Conn. 

Martha Roxana, b. Southwick, 
Mass., Mch. 26, 1832 ; m. Southwick. 
Dec. 3T. 1850, Hiram Myron, b. W 
Sp'f'd, Mass., Oct. 16, 1828, son of 
Jonathan and Martha (Ely) Smith. 
She d. May 16, 1863. and he m. 2nd, 
Oct. 20, 1868, Georgia Anna Tupper. 
A ch'd, b Holyoke, Mass.: I. Lizzie, 
b. Sept. 8, 1853. See Ely Gen., p. 

^,6^4. >Iarietta. b. Dec. 14, 18^3. d. Feb. 
1 6, 1834. 

^635. Elizabeth M., b. Feb. 4, 1835, unm.. 

ICniimiB Ci^^u^aloQg 









d. 1864. 

Sarah J., b. Jan. 23, 1837. Chico- 

pee, Mass. 

James Monroe, b. Jan. 23, 1839, d. 

Mcli. 26, 1839. 

Lemuel G., b. Apr. 26, 1840; m. 



HAM LOOMTS. b. Southvvick, Mass., Dec. S, 
d. Hartford, Conn., Feb., 1871, dau. of Isaac 
Soutliwick, where b. his 6 ch'n. 

Amaryllis, b. Oct. 28, 1805; m. ist, 
Nov. 30, 1828, Horatio N. Wright; 
m. 2nd, May 15, 1852, David Drake. 
Springfield, Mass. 

Amelia, b. Oct. 24. 1807; m. Sept. 
28, 1828, James M. Rowell. She d. 
Aug., 1852. Tipton, Ohio, 
Polly Ann. b. Jan. 15, 1810; m. ist, 
Oct. 24, 1830, Timothy Linus, b, 
Blanford, Mass., Jan. 28, 1806, son 
of Timothy Linus and Sarah Walk- 
er (Shepherd) Hatch. He d. Oct. 



Oct. 25, 1869. Clara M. Cheney, b. 
Clinton, N. Y., 1845, d. Feb. 5, 1880. 
He d. Mch. I, 1887. Springfield, 
Mass. No ch'n. 
Henry G., b. Aug. 8, 1842. ■]■ 
Marietta, b. Jan., 1845. 

1782; m. 1804, Anne, b. Conn., 1784. 
Burritt. He d. Mch. 23, 1825, at 

26, 1867, and she m. 2nd, 1871, C. 
ShurtlcfT, of Southwick, Mass. 
Ch'n, by ist m. : i. Maria A., 2. 
.•\bigail E. See Terry Gen., p. 132. 
See Hatch Gen., p. 17. 
Fmmeline, b. July 9, 1813; hl Jan. 
2. 1831, Allen Barnes. Granby, 

Ham Burritt, b. Dec. 4, 1816. + 
Caroline, t). Mch., 1818 ; m. Nov., 
1840, Roswell Warner. Sag Har- 
bor, Long Island. 

ss., Sept. 25. 1784; m. Westfield, Mass., Oct. 10, 
Stephen and Alice (Whitney) Pelton. She d. 
W. Suffield, Conn. 12 ch'n. 

Co.. N. Y., Dec. 28. 1806: d. ai 
Albany, Sept. 18, 1888. She died 
June 2, 1888. 

ITuLDAii SwF.ET, 1>. Jan. 31. 1827; ni 
Sept. 26, 1854, Edward Chamber- 
lin. New York Citv. Ho d. Mch. 
r, 1874. 

3654. Nelanu p., h. Oct. 12. 1828, mini. 
Hartford. Conn., d. Nov. 4. 1S97. 

3655. Riley, b. Apr. 6, 1830, unm., d. Nov. 
14. 1863. California. 

3656. Parks, b. Jan. 25, 1832, d. June, 
1864. Pontiac, Mich. 
Claudius B., b. Jan. 12, 1834, unni 
He d. Mch. 4, 1902, at Bloomfield. 

3658. Dency S., b. Jan. 2,, 1836; ni. Sept. 
■ 9. 1862, William G. Whipple. She 
d. Jan. 3, 1866. Milwaukee, Wis. 



JAMES LOOMTS, b. Southwick, Ma 
1814, Sarah, b. May 7, 1798, dau. of 
Sept. 10, 1871. He d. June 24, 1845. 

James, b. Aug. 5, 1815, d. Nov. 7, 

Alice W., b. Jan. i, 1817; m. Mch. 
13, 1840, Jesse C. Shaw. She d. 
July II, 1854. Chicago. 111. 
James D., b. May 7, 1819. -|- 
Adeline, b. Sept. 4, 1821, unni., d. 
Feb. 4, 1897. 

Harriet Pelton. h. Nov. 7, 1823 ; m. 
Oct. 13, 1847, Zeno King, b. Sept. 17, 
1823, son of Henry and Sarah 
(King — See No. 3669) Pease. She 
d. Aug. 31, 1856. Warehouse Point. 
Ct. He m. 2nd. Sept. 29, 1858, 
Lydia Chapman. .A merch't at Suf- 
field. Ch'n, by 1st m. : I. Allison 
Loomis. See Dwight Gen., p. 418. 
Elizabeth A., b. July 22, 1825; m. 
.'\pr. 14, 1867, Sylvanus G. Chase, 
.\il)any, N. Y. ; b. at Rome. Oneida 

RILEY LOOMIS. b. Southwick. Mass.. Oct. 18, 1790; ni. Nov. 15. 1815. Ro.xanna. 
b. Dec. 6, 1790. d. Troy, N. Y.. Mch. 15. 1870, dau. of Benjamin and Mary (Harris) 
.\twatcr, of Russell. Mass. He served in the State Legislature, 1829 and 1831. He 
d. at his home in Troy. N. Y.. Tune 3. 1866. The following obituary notice, copied 
from the Troy (N. Y.) Times.— June 4, 1866 — gives a complete resume of his life 
and labors: "This well known and highly respected citizen died after a protracted 
illness, yesterday, at the age of seventy-five years. He first engaged prominently in 
business in Lee. Mass., in the manufacture of powder, about the year 1816. He 
continued there some 15 years, wlien he * * * removed to Scha.ghticoke, and 
established the powder manufacture there, where it has ever since been continued. 
* * * He conducted the business, first in his own name, and then in connection 
with Judge Nicholas M. Masters, and subsequently under tlie firm of Loomis. Mas- 
ters & Swift. After lo years residence in Schaghticoke, he removed — 1842 — to 
Troy, and erected and resided in until his death, the unique, spacious, semigothic 
homestead on the east side of Washington Park. 

"In politics Mr. Loomis started as a Jeffersonian Republican, and when a portion 
of that party took the name of Democracy, he went with it, and was one of the 
few who under all the various issues raised, and political transformations effected, 
'never fell from grace,' unless his support of Van Buren and opposition to Cass, in 
1842, might be regarded as showing dereliction to Democratic duty. As a resident of 

BxKth ^rnrratintt 

Schaghticoke, he was always active and influential in support u£ his party, and was 
often chosen President of the Democratic county conventions. 

"He contributed liberally for party purposes, but, although often urged 
to do so, he could never be induced to accept a party nomination for office. After 
his removal to Troy he continued in a less active way to contribute to the support 
of his party. Yet nothing could induce him to accept the nomination for mayor, 
frequently tendered him, and not infrequently under circumstances where nomina- 
tion was equivalent to success. His health had been failing for years and his 
death was not unanticipated. He leaves a wife and one surviving child, the wife 
of Hon John Wentworth, representative of the Chicago district in Congress." He 
affiliated with the Cong., and, in Troy, with the Presb'n church. See Atwater Gen., 
p. 2S-\, and Wentworth Gen., p. 715. Troy, N. Y. 2 ch'n, b. Lee, Mass. 

RoxANA Marie, b. Apr. 24, 1817: 
m. Troy, N. Y., Nov. 13, 1844, Hon. 
John, b. Sandwich, N. H., Mch. ■;, 
181S, d. Chicago, 111.. Oct. 16, 1888, 
son of Capt. Paul and Lydia (Cogs- 
well ) Wentworth. He was a grad. of 
d. Chicago, III, Oct. 16, 1888, son 
of Capt. Paul and Lydia (Cogswell) 
Wen^worth. He was a grad. of 
Dart. Coll., 1836, and from his alma 
mater rec'd the degree of LL. D.. 
1867. Taught school before gradua- 
tion. With $100 in his pocket he 
left for the "far west," Oct. 3, 1836. 
going by coach, rail, canal, and boat 
to Detroit, and tnenee by stage to 
Mich. City, Ind., and on foot to 
Chicago, walking in on Oct. 22, 
1836. He engaged in new.-paper 
work on "Chicago Democrat,' final- 
ly becoming its proprietor. He lield 
many important positions of trust 
and honor, and served in Congress 
during terms of Pres. Tyler. Polk, 
Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce and John- 
son. He was admitted to the bar of 
111. in 1841. Chairman of the cele- 
brated National River and Harbor 
Committee, wliich met in Chicago in 
1847. He was Mayor of Chicago, 
1857, and again in i860, and as. 
Mayor received the Prince of 
Wales. He helped to revise the 111. 
state constitution, 1861. She died 
at her father's home, Troy, N. Y., 
Feb. 5, 1870, attended devotedly 
by her husband. She was the idol 
of her father, and traveled much 


with him, and had every advantage 
money could give her, yet withal 
cared but little for so-called gay 
society. She was of the purest 
character and of great amiability. He 
.'ilso was the author of Wentwcrth's 
Gen., a work of tliree Vols, of 700 
pages each. Lawyer. Editor. Con- 
gressman. Mayor, .'\uthor. Rep'n. 
Presb'n in affiliation. Cli'n : i. Riley 
Loomis, 2. Marie Loomis, 3. John, 
(all three died in infancy), 4. Ro.x- 
ana Atwater, b. Troy, N. Y., Oct. 
28, 1854; m. Chicagt), Jan. 28, 
1892, Clarence Winthrop, b. Hrook- 
lyn, N. Y., May 22, 1852, hon of 
Henry C. Bowen. She was educated 
at Miss Sarah Porter's school, at 
Farmington, Conn., and also spent 
several years in Europe. He is a 
grad. of Yale, 1873, and rec'd the 
degree of Ph. D. from his alma 
mater. He succeeded his father as 
owner and publisher of the New 
York Independent. He is much 
interested in Historical research 
and is a member of several Hist. 
Societies. They have a child. Ro.x- 
.-ina Wentworth, b. N. Y. City, July 
Q. 1895; 5. John Paul. (d. infancy). 
Riley Atwater, b. Feb. 9, 1819. He 
succeeded to his father, taking his 
place in business. Unm., d. Schagh- 
ticoke. N. Y., Sept. 5, 1854. (In the 
Lee, Mass., Vit. Statistics is this : 
Riley Atwater, child of Rilev, b. 
Dec. 23, 1818). 

1483. PARKES LOOMIS, b. Southwick, Mass., Oct. 4. 1792; m. Dec. 15, 1814, Emily, b. 
Suffield, Conn., .Apr. 3, 1795, d, Feb. 9, 1879, dau. of Luther and Clara (Saflford) Hatha- 
way. See Hist, of Enfield. Conn. Memb. State Leg. 1857. He d. Aug. 30, 1869, 
at Suffield, Conn., where b. his 7 ch'n. See Ballbridge Gen., p. 315-6. 

3661. Luther Hathaway, b. June 6, 1815, 
d. Sept. 24, 1824. 

3662. Emily, b. Aug. 26, 1818; m. Aug. 
.31. 1837. James Hazard, nephew of 
Col. A. G. Hazard of Enfield; d. in 
Florida in 1855. She died Feb. 7, 
1842. Their ch'n : 

I. Isadora Emily, b. Mch. 16, 1840; 
m. Feb. 16. i860, Henry Reming- 
ton of Suffield, son of Nathaniel 
and Jane (Remington) Curtis. 

Their two ch'n : 

I. Fanny Hazard, b. July 10. 
186s; m. Mch. 21, 1888, Gard- 
ner, son of Gardner R. and 
Martha Louise (Hutchinson) 
Colby, of Orange, N. J. Their 
five ch'n: (a) Gardner Jr., b. 
July 22, 1889; (b) Amelie, b. 
Nov. 13, 1891 ; (c) Henry 
Curtis, b. Sept. 15, 1894; (d) 
Martha Louise, b. Oct. 22, 

iCoiimtB (Sru^alngii 


1S95; (c) Carolyn, b. Sept. Ji, 
1902. Mr. Colby is a grad- 
uate of Brown Univ., 1887, 
and a trustee thereof, and is 
Sec'y of the Civil Service 
Com'n of N. J. 
2. Jennie Burt, b. Jan. 11, 1867; 
(1. .Apr. II. 1869. 
II. J.\.\iEs Parkes, 1). Dec. 13, 1841 ; 
ni. Jenny Jones of Snffield. He 
died Aug. 1907. Their four ch'n : 

1. I"k.\nk, m. Cora. dan. of 
Cliarles Williams of Suffiold. 
and have two ch'n., son and 

2. I,SADOR.\, ni. Howard Front of 
Snffield, and have one dan., 

V Oscar. 111. ivliss Wilco.x of W. 

4. Jenny, d. May 2, 1889, aged 
9 years. 
3tj6,v Jane L., b. Jan. 22. 1820; ni. Oct. 

1, i8;,9. Kdwin C, b. Orange. X. J.. 
Julv 21, 1818. son of James and Marv 
(Scari^) Burt. Ch'n; i. William F.', 

2. Emilv L.. ■>,. Parkes L., 4. Frank 
B.. 5. Charles M., 6. I':dwin A.. 7. 
Georgiana W. (See Burt Gen. of 
i8<)2). She died Nov. i6. 1864. 

3664. CJEORGE RiLEV, 1). .^Ug. 29, 1823. d. 

June I. 1826. 

3665. Francis P., b. .\pr. y. 1827. -|- 






3606. Marv Safford. b. Feb. 15, 1830; 
m. June 27, 1855, Alfred Weston, b. 
Mch. 19. 1831; d. Nov. 22, 1863; 
son of Hon. Joseph B. and Sarah 
(Fowler) Gilbert of Hartford. She 
died Mch. 5. 1901. Their two ch'n: 

I. Mary Weston, b. -, ; 

m. Lcavitt Pomcroy, son of 

Charles and Maria ( Poineroy ) 

Bissell of Suffield. Their five 

ch'n: 1. Emilv Leavitt, b. Nov. 

14. 1889: d. 'Sept. 5, 1896. 2. 

.Arthur Gilbert, b. Oct. 4, 1892 

3. Leavitt Pomeroy. Jr., b. June 

5. 1895; d. Sept. 14, 1896. 4. 

Louise, b. Oct. 20, 1896; d. Oct. 

21, 1896. S- Marv Weston, b. 

May 14. 1898. 

II. Emily Loom is, b. Mch. 24. i860; 

d. May 20, 1881. 

jW)". Georgianna Hazard, b. June 9. 

1834; m. Jan. 17. 1855. Philip, then 

of Chicago, II!., b. at Hartford. 

Conn. Mch. 7. 1832. d. Sept. 12, 1901 ; 

son of Tertius and Polly (Seymour* 

Wadsworth. Their ch'd : 

Emii-Y Elizabeth, b. Jan. 1. 1856: 
m. Oct. 28, 1886. Charles Schwartz 
of Chicago, who died Oct. 27. 1893. 
She died Feb. 26, 1902. Their 
two ch'n: i. Charles Wadswortli. 
b. Sept. 16, 189T. 2. Philip. 1>. 
Apr. 28, 1893. 

V. .\pr. 6, 1795; ni. 1st. Dec. 9, i8iy, Eliza, 
iif Luther and Clara (Safford) Hathaway; 

lot I Stiles, b. Jan. 19. 1805 or 6, d. Dec. 2, 
and Eunice (Whitney) Root. See Root Gen., 
844. He d. Oct. 25, 1864 at Suflleld, Conn. 

ch'n are, (i) Helen Grace, (2) 
Emilv Looinis, (3) Wilson, (4) 
Lyla' Park. 3. William Henry, h. 
Sept. 27, 1867, d. Dec. 13, 1892 
Chicago, 111. 
3673.2 Helen Francis, b. July o, 1843: m 
Oct. 10. 1866. Amariah .Mpheus, b. 
June 21. 1839, St Middletown. Conn . 
son of Wm. Pitt and Sophronia 
(Kibbee) Dewey. He was Pres. of 
Soc. of Conn, in Chicago, 111. He 
has a famous war record. See 
Dewey Gen., p. 615. Ch'n: i. Helen 
Mae, 2. Grace Kibbee, 3. .Mien Al- 
pheus, 4. Catherine Buckley. 

NEI.AND I.OOMIS, Southwick, Mass.. h. Apr. l, 1799: m. May 21. 1823. Clariss.i. 
b. Aug. 16. 1805, dau. of Luther and Clara (Safford) Hathaway, d. Jan. 17, 1800. 
ae. 93 yrs., 5 mos., 16 days. Memb. State Leg. 1849. He d. .Apr. 27, i860. Suffield. 
Conn., where b his 2 ch'n. 
Byron, b. May 2. 1831. 4- Oct. 19. 1858. 

ALLEN LOOM IS. b. Southwick, l\Ia 
b. Oct. 2. 1799, d. Dec. 11, 1839, dau 
ni. 2nd, Oct. 4, 1840, Mrs. Hulda ( R 
1879, 'le. 74. She was dau. of Gideon 
p. 466. T""armcr. Memb. State Leg. i 
where b. his 8 ch'n. 
William R., b. Mch. 21, 1819. + 
Henry, A., b. Apr. 3, 1822. + 
Calvin Luther, b. Feb. 17, 1826. + 
Rowland, b. Jan. 16, 1829. -f 
Newton, b. Aug. 10, iS'ii, d. Dec. 
15, 1841. 

Burdett, b. Jan. 2S, 1838. -j- 
Eliza Maria, b. Nov. 23. 18 vi: ni. 
June 3, 1859. Joseph Smith Wood- 
ruff, b. E. Hartford. Conn.. Mrh. 
13, 1832. Conc't. Chicaco. Ill 
Ch'n : I. Allen Erastus, b. May 16, 
i860, d. May 22. 1882. 2. Joseph 
Bvirdett. b. Nov. 23. 1863; m. June 
3, 1891, Maud Petty Buch, and their 

3675. Elizabeth Fay, b. Oct. 4, 1842, d. 

1487. MOSES LOOMIS. b. Southwick, Mass.. Mch. 10. 1801 : m. ist, Harriet, b. Aug. 
24. 1804, d Oct. 20. 1822, dau. of Stephen and .Mice (Whitney") Pelton ; m. jnH. 
Apr. 26. 1824, Dency (Prudence) Smith, d. Jan. 7, 1843, ae ij; m. 3rd, Mch. 25, 
1855. Lucy A., b. May 24. 1819: d. IVIay 12. 1898. dau. of Ralph and Rhoda ( ) Strong. 
He d. Nov. 8, 1862 at Southwick, where were b. his 7 ch'n. 

C, :?^ ^ 
S 2 > 

— < 









2 57 

f'txth Ci^^u^ration 

Moses De Witt. b. Oct. ii, 1822. + 
CHARLf;s Smith, b. July i", 1826. 
Sacramento. Calif. 

Harriet FClizabeth,. b. Nov. 12, 
1827; m. Oct. 15, 1854. Sidney 
Birge. She d. May 11, 1877. West- 
field, Mass. 

Solomon, b. .\pr. 22, 1829. -f 
Sarah Jane. b. Nov. 30. 1830; m. 
Cin., O., Apr. 25, 1861, Gen. James 


Note. — The following biographi- 
cal sketch of Gen. Lee is submitted: 

James Grafton Carlcton Lee. 
the husband of Sarah Loomis, 
was born at Hamilton, Canada. 
He was educated at Victoria Col- 
lege. Coburg, Canada, as a Civil 
Engineer. After graduation he 
came to the United States. 1837, 
settling at Cincinnati. Ohio, 
where he married Sarah Loomis. 

At the outbreak of the Civil 
War, Moses DeWitt Loomis a 
brother of Sarah Loomis, was ap- 
pointed a Captain and Quarter- 
master of Volunteers. Young 
Lee went with him as his 
clerk. Captain Loomis died 
in April of 1862, and J. G. C. 
Lee was appointed Captain and 
Quartermaster V. S. Volunteers 
in his place. In 1864. Captain Lee 
was transferred to the regular 
army as a Quartermaster, and re- 
mained in the army th.e rest of 
his life, being promoted Major in 
1879. Lieutenant-Colonel in 1892 
and Colonel in 1897. He retired 
from active service on .August 12, 
1900, and in April, 1904, was ap- 
pointed a Brigadier General on 
the retired list of the United 
States Army. 

Genera! Lee served with the 
.\rmy of the Potomac during the 
Civil War, being Chief Quarter- 
master of various divisions, and 
of the Cavalry Corps. His great- 
est work, however, was in charge 
of the Quartermaster's Depot at 
.Alexandria, Virginia. This depot 
supplied the .-Xrmy of the Poto- 
mac, and on its proper handling 
depended the welfare of that ' 
.\rmy as regards supplies. There 
had been more or less dissatisfac- 
tion with the management of this 
depot on the part of the Army 
authorities, and in 1863 on the 
reconmiendation of General Ru- 
fus Tngalls, Chief Quartermaster 

AARON LOOMIS. b. Southwick, Mass.. Dec. 
( Sarah) Maria, b. Southwick, Nov. 4. 1802, d 
Sally (Allen) Root. Noah was son of Mercy 
was a dan. of "Moses .Mien." (See No. 6t6). 
Conn., where b. his 11 ch'n. 

Grafton Carlton, b. Hamilton, Cana- 
da, Aug. 12, 1836, son of Samuel 
and Anna (Shafer) Lee. She d. 
Chicago, III., Dec. 13, 1900. Ch'n : 
1. Lilian Lucilc, 2. Grace, 3. Charles. 

36S1. Moses B., b. July 7, 1838; m. June 
23, 1868, Frances Mungford. No 
children. Springfield, Mass. 

3682. Albert Augustus, b. Nov. 29, 
T840. + 

Army of the Potomac, Captain 
Lee. then twenty-seven years old, 
was placed in charge of this 
depot. His employees were num- 
bered in the thousands, his dis- 
bursements were millions a 
month, his duties embraced not 
only the depot proper, but the 
charge of all the water trans- 
portation on the Potomac River 
and the adjacent waters. Cap- 
tain Lee's energy, executive abili- 
ty, power of impressing men and 
deriving from them their best ef- 
forts, and his tact, made him 
fully etjual to his enormous re- 
sponsibilities, and from the date 
of his assignment to the Alexan- 
dria Depot there were no com- 
plaints from the authorities of the 
Army of the Potomac as to the 
workings of this depot. It was 
his successful work in this ca- 
pacity that won him his commis- 
sion in the Regular Armj'. 

After the Civil War, General 
Lee served all over the United 
States, and wherever he was sta- 
tioned there was left a record of 
duty well done on his part. 

When the Spanish War came 
on. General Lee was made Chief 
Quartermaster at the Volunteer 
camp at Chickamauga. (jeorgia, 
where his knowledge, experience 
and executive ability were of un- 
told value to the Government. 

Since his retirement from the 
active service. General Lee makes 
his home at San Antonio. Texas, 
in the winter, and Hague-on- 
Lake George during the summer. 
Wlierever he has lived his public 
spirit, mental and physical activi- 
ty, kindly disposition and devo- 
tion to the welfare of others, 
have made him a prominent citi- 
zen of the community, and one 
who has enjoyed the esteem and 
respect of his fellow citizens. 

.;o, 1802; m. Dec. 16. 1821, Sally 
. Jan. 12, 1878, dau. of Noah and 
Loomis (No. 612), and Sally Allen 
He d. June 19. 1863, at W. Suffield, 

Slonmia (Iruralngif 












Feb. 8, 1865, L.-iui-.i Gillett. He d. 
Feb. 3, 1872. No ch'n. 

3689. Addison Duane, b. June 10, 1838, 
(I. May 25, 1839. 

3690. Savrin Elliott, b. Apr. 9, 1840, d. 
Aug. 25, 184 1. 

3691. Sairin Elliott, b. June 11, 1842; 
m. June 13, 1866. Helen Alderman. 
No ch'n. He d. .Aug. 30, 1883. 

3692. Emma, b. Mch. 14, 1845, d. Jan. 12, 

3693- John Dextek, b. Jan. 18, 1847. + 

JOHN WELLS LOO.MLS. b. Southwick, Mass., May 23, 1805; in. there ist, Aug. 
19, 1828, Eliza, b. Huntington. Mass., Sept. 20, 180S, d. Suffield, Mch. 22. 1871, dau. 
of Peter and Mary (Blair) Whitney. She was a lineal descendant of John Whitney, 
who came from England to Watertown, Mass. in 1635. (See Whitney Gen.), 
m. 2nd, Sept. 6. 1871, Mrs. Lucy A. (Strong) Loomis. widow of his bro. Moses. 
Menib. State Leg. 1854. Mch't. and inan'fr. Dem. Cong't. Rem. to W. Suffield, 
Conn, in 1836, thence to Suffield, in 1852, thence returned to Southwick in 1878. 
where he d. Nov. 28, 1879. He and his two wives are buried in the family plot 
in Woodlawn Cem. in Suffield. 2 ch'n. b. Southwick. 

.■\aron Edwin, 1). Jan. i, 1823; m. 

May 22, 1843, Laura Filley. He d. 

1874. No ch'n. 

Sarah Cordi-xia. b. Nov. 30, 1824, 

d. Dec. 12. 1825. 

Roland Rensself.k, b. Julv 4. 1826, 

d. Oct, 9. 1828. 

George Winthrop, b. July 20, 

1828. -f 

Cordelia Maria, b. Oct. 2, 1830, d. 

Feb. 23, 1834. 

Alisert F., b. Nov. 14, 1834; ui, 

Cordelia Eliza, b. June 12, 1830; 
m. W. Suffield. June 23. 1851, Sey- 
mour, b. Dalton. Mass., Sept. 16, 
1826: d. there Apr. 21, 1902, son 
of Zenas and Lucinda (Brewer) 
Crane. (Zenas Crane was the pio- 
neer paper manufacturer of West- 
ern Mass.. and was also the father 
of Zenas Marshall Crane, who mar- 


ried the eldest dau. of Fanny Loomis, 
No. 1485, and after her death mar- 
ried the younger dau., Louise, see 
p. 184). She died at Dalton 
Mch. 23, 1873- One ch'd; 
Loomis, b. Dalton. .\pr, 
d, Apr, 30. 1888. 
George Wells, b. June 24 


1854 : 

1832. -I- 

1492. ELIJAH LOOMIS, b. Conn,, 1790; m. Chloc Tyron, d. Jan. 2, 1857, ae. 68. He 
d. Feb. 8, 1830. Enfield. Conn., where b. his 5 ch'n. 

3696. Laurana, b. 1813 ; ni. Oct. 30. 1844, 
Dennis, b. Sept. 8, 1802, son of Na- 
than and Lydia (Leonard) Knowl- 
ton. She d. 1845. Wilbraham, 

3697. Harriet, b. iSi.s: m. Watson 
Crocker. East Granville, Mass. 



Elijah Williams, b, 1817. -j- 
Edward Lorenzo, b. Feb. 6, 1824; 
m. Nov. 25. 1868, .Asenath, b. 1845. 
d. Mch. 4, 1872. dau. of Earle and 
Sarah Ross. Florence, ^fass. 
Lydia, b. Apr. 14. 1830, d. .Apr. 19, 

TIMOTHY LOOMIS. b. Conn., 1780? m. Aug. 25, 1803, Patience Rogers. He d. 
1860I. Hoppcrstown. N, J, 2 ch'n. 
Timothy, b. Sept. 16, 1804.-!- 3702. William B.. b. June 10, 1808. + 

CHARLES LOOMIS. b. 1796: ni. June 21. 1826, Sarah, b. Mch. 19, 1805. dau. of 
John and Sarah (Wliitc1 Mclntyre, of Hartford. Conn. He d. in Petersburg, Va., 
where b. his 3 ch'n. 

Virginia, b. . 3702.3. .-V dau., b. . 

Charles, b. . 

HENRY LOOMIS. b. 1801; m. Chloc, who d. Jan, 19. 1844. dau. nf James and 
Lucrctia (Dibble) Steele. He removed from F^rankfort. N. Y., to Milwaukee, Wis. 
He d. 1864. 5 ch'n. See Steele Gen., p. 48. , 

George B„ b. Apr, 17, 1828, 370.i, Jane Ann. b. June 19. 18,34. 

Jean.nette E.. b. June, 1830, d. July. 3706. Flavilla, b, Apr. 15, 1836. 

1836. 3707, Eleanor G., b. Sept, 9, 1838. 

SPENCER LOOMIS, b. Tolland, Conn. 

P.. b. Granville, Mass., .Aug. 14, 1807, d. 

(Stewart) Smith. He d. Feb 3. 1884. at 
Hannah M., b. Jan. 7. 1833; ni. ist. 
Anson Emmons ; m. 2nd. Francis 
Thompson. West Granville, Mass. 
Henry M., b. Apr. i, 1836. -f 
Harriet Almena, b. July 24, 1842; 
m. Nov. 26, 1882, Orland Gibbons. 

. Nov. 15, 1806: m. Nov. 17. 1831, Mary 
May i8. 1900. dau. of .\uenbur and Polly 
Hartland. Conn, where h. his 4 ch'n. 

She d. leaving a boy baby, who was 
adopted by a Mr. Cowdry, of Hart- 
land, Conn., and bears the name of 
Ellis Cowdry. He was b. about 
371 1. George Minor, b. July 21, 1846. -|- 



















,°? r- 



^ru^nth (i^pni^rattott 

^fuftith (S?tt?rattnu 

"For enquire, I pray ihce. of the former age. and pre/^are Ihvscif to the seareli 
of their fathers." Job VIII, 8. 

Tlie descendants of; — 
(i) Joseph are Nos. 3712-4502; (6) Thomas are Nos. 5984-6043; 

(5) John are Nos. 5503-5083; (7) Nathaniel are Nos. 6044-6708; 

(8) Samuel are Nos. 670Q-7410. 

1505. SIJION LOOMIS, b. Lebanon, Conn., July 14, 1782; m. Oct., 1832, Bethiah Hill, 
b. Franklin, Conn., Dec. 29, 1794, d. Oct. 18, 1874, dau. of Dr. Benjamin and Sally 











(Kingsbury) Ellis. Carpenter. Wliig 

Flats, N. Y. 3 ch'n. 

Sarah Sophia, b. Sept. 30, 1834; 


Francis Martok, b. Jan. 3, 1838. + 

S, 1820, Catherine Bort. In Mch., 1834, 
to Dexter, Jefferson Co., N. Y., where h 
Laura, b. April 5, 1821 ; m. May 30, 
1843. Taylor M,, son of Frederick 
.•iiid Persis (Brace) Avery. Avery 
Gen., p. 487. Hillsdale, Midi. 
Ch'n : I. Frank Loomis. 2. Minerva P. 
Fayette, b. Nov. 6, 1822. + 
John B., b. Sept. 26, 1824; unm. 
Served two years in U. S. army. 
Was at the battle of Antietam, the 
fall of Vick.sburg, etc. Flint, Mich. 
Stephen Buckingham, b. Aug. 8. 
1826. + 

Ei.viRA, b. .-Xuir. 15, 1828; m. July 
I, 1852, Carmi G. Bri.sgs. She d. 

Meth't. He d. Aug. 20, 1869. German 

3714. James Monroe, b. June 17, 1840; 

b. Lebanon, Conn., Se|)t. 7, 1786; m. May 
he removed to Orleans, X. Y.. and in i860 
e d. Mch. 13, 1868. II ch'n. 

Aug. 7, 1858. Hillsdale, Mich. 

3720. Delia, b. Sept. 22, 1830; m. Aug. 11, 
1859, Chauncey A. Peck. Los An- 
geles, Cal. 

3721. Fanny, b. Oct. 20, 183J, unm. Hills- 
dale. Mich. 

3722. Charlotte Belinda, b. Jan. 30, 1836. 
unm. Dexter, N. Y. 

3723. William, b. July 9, 1838, d. Dec. 29, 

3724. Warren Williams, b. July 8. 1840, 
unm. Dexter, N. Y. 

372-. 1'rank, b. Jan. 8, 1844, unm. Dex- 
ter, N. Y. 

CHESTER LOOMIS, b. Lebanon, Conn., Aug. 13, 1797; m. Sept. 30, 1822, Tabitlia 
Howe, b. May 3, 1797, dau. of Dr. Benjamin and Sarah(?) Rosanna (Kingsbury) 
Ellis, He d. Oct. 11, 1870. German Flats, N. Y. Tanner and farmer. Rep. Meth. 
8 ch'n. 

Simon B., b. Sept. 18, 1823. + 3731. 

Sarah Rosanna, b. Jan. 6, 1825; 

m. Sept. 9, 1846, Rev. Nathan R. 3732. 

Swift. She d. Mch. 27, 1852. 

James \V. K., b. Feb. 23, 1827. -f 

Emily Eliza, b. Mch. 12, 1829, unm. 

Chester, b. July 18, 1831. + 3733- 

Rodney Orlando, b. Sept. 17, 


Julia Bethia, b. Dec. 20, 1835; m. 

Jan. 23, 1859, Dr. Henry H. Greene. 

Ch'n: I. ^fary, 2. Alice, 3. Elizabeth 


Daniel Ellis, b. May 25. 1842. + 

JEROME LOOMIS, b. Aug. 24, 1799; m. 1831, Margaret Conway. He removed to 
Geneva. N. Y., and thence to Lansing, Mich., where he d. June 7. 1842. 6 ch'n. 

Anson P.. b. Sept. 15, i83i.-f ,^738. 

Lewis Cass, b. Sept. 3, 1833. + 

Jerome Henry, b. 1837. -|- 

F.lizabeth, b. 1841 ; m. Lewis Coch- 3739- 

rane. Clinton, Mich. 

Harriet .\ngeline, b. 1843; m. Jo- 
sepli Cochrane. She d. 1870. Te- 
cumseh, Mich. 
Stephen, b. 1847, d. 1861. 

1518. ANSON C. LOOMIS, b. July 23, 1807; m. Nov. 2, 1835, Maria Purdy. He d. May 

23, 1856. Oak's Corners, N. Y. 4 ch'n. 

37-i"- Henry B., 1). Dec. 20, 1854. + 3742. William Henry, b. Feb. 28. 1841, 
3741, 'Van Wyck, b. July 23. 1836. unm. unm. 

Oak's Corners, N. Y. 37-i3- Lafayette, b. Nov. 24. 1843, unm. 

1521. STEPHEN T. LOOMIS. b. Mch. i. 1814; m. Julv, 1865, Rebecca Mullen. 'Varick, N. 

Y. J ch'd. 
37-14- Henry Stephen, b. July, 1866. 

1535. ROGER LOOMIS, b. Conn., Feb. 7, 1796; m. Sept. 13, 1826, Caroline, b. Sept., 1801. 
ilau. of Jonathan and Caroline (Cone) Peters, of Hebron. Conn. She d. Feb. 22. 
i8g6, ae. 94. He d. Feb. .3. 1S62. Columbia, Conn., where b. his 2 ch'n. 
3745. .M.\Ri.-\ Jane, b. Jan. 12, 1831 ; ni. 6. Carrie. 

(his 2nd wife). David D., son of 3746. .Ann Caroline, b. May 29, 1841 ; m 

Norman and Polly alias Mary Apr. 2, 1878. Henry E., b. Sept. 25. 

( Looniis, No. 1543) Little. They 1S50. son of Charles Edw. and Marv 

rem. to Seward, Neb. Ch'n: i. F.lizabeth (Oney) Williams, of Bos- 

Adelbert, 2. Ella, 3. Egbert, and, 4. ton. She d. — . Columbia 

(twin) Edna, 5. Abraham Lincdn. Xo ch'n. 

1337- FITCH LOOMIS, b. Lebanon. Conn.. 1771: m. Apr. 3. 1793, Eunice Brewster, d. 

Sept. II, 1849, ac. 79. He d. Jan. 21. 18+4. Middleti;>v,n, Vt. 7 ch'n. 

3747. Electa, b. !\Ich. 11, 1794, d. Mch. 3751. Lvdia. b. 1807; m. Deac. Thaddeu^ 
5, 1796. Terrill. d. Dec. 1874. She d. Jan. 

3748. .Minerva, b. .Apr. 25, 1795; m. 29. 1856. Middlelown. Vt. 
Henry Gray. d. June 6, 1865, ae. 7S. 37,i2. IIknrietta, b. Dec. 1808; ni. Sid 
She d. Nov. 18, 1870. Middletown. ney A. Johnson, d. July 28, 1844, ae. 
Vt. They had a dan. .Ann Jennett. 37. She d. Jan. 17, 1872. Middle- 
See Iloadlcy Gen., p. 115, for facts. town, Vt. 

3749. Miranda, b. July 29, 175^, d. young. 3753. Fitch Brewster, b. 1811. + 
375a. REfBEN, b. June 29. 1800. -\- 

1540. HON. ELAM LOOMIS, b. Lebanon, Conn., Aug. 3, 1783; m. Feb. 27, 1812, Man-, 
b. Hanover, N. H., Apr. 9, 1792, d. Apr. 12, 1866, dau. of James Pinneo or Pinneaux. 
of French ancestry, d. Apr. 12, 1866. Memb. of House of Rep., 1819, '20, '25, and 
'30. State Senator, 1841. He d. Sept. 11, 1855. Columbia. Conn. 5 ch'n — b. Conn. 

3754. Ormo.nii I^inneo. b. .Apr. 22. 1813, d. 1851. 

Oct. 6, 1830. 3757- Dwicht, I). July 27, 1821.+ 

3755. Mary. b. Sept. 10, 181s, d. Aug. 21, ?7^8. F.milv. h. June 22, 1827, d. Dec. 31, 
1857. 1862. 

3756. .Airelia. h. Jan. 19. 1S19, d. June 15. 

1542. CAPT. GEORGE LOOMIS. b. Lebanon. Conn., Aug.. 1786; ni, i>-t. 1814. Louise 
"Saxsy" Bliss, d. June 20, 1829, dau. of (Xo. 6,33) Azuba Bliss: ni. 2nil. Mch. 7. 
1832. Charlotte Warner. He d. Jan, 13, 1837. 2 ch'n. 
3759. Georce a., b. 1S15. d. May 3. 1832. 3/60. LonSA M.. b. 1829. d. Dec. 22. 1843. 

1546. DR. E.ARLE LOOMIS, b. Lebanon, Coiui., Sept. 16, 1794: m. Sept. 22. 1824, Louisa, 
b. 1802, d. 1879, dau. of Rev. David and Sally (Watson) Dickinson. Gr. Y. C. 1818. 
He resided in Enfield, Conn., 1828-38; removed to bVankforl, X. Y., 1839, and d. 
May 13, 1858. (Dneida. N. Y. 3 ch'n. 

3761. Ll'cinda, B.. b. July 20, 1825; m. Enfield Records. 

1868, David v. Pavson, Oneida, 3763. Bryant Dickinson, b. July 25, 1837, 

N. Y. d. Dec. 12, 1837. 

3762. Son, b. , d. Sept. 22, 1831. See 

1547. ISRAEL LOOMIS. b. Conn., Nov. 11. 1776; m. Feb. 2. 1800, Eleanor, dau. of 
Tiniothv and Hannah (Pitkin) Cowles, d. i860. Tn 1802. he removed to N. Brook- 
field, N. Y., and d. Dec, 1853. 2 ch'n. 

3764. LovicE. b. Nov. 2, 1800; m. Allen R. field, X. Y. 

Abbey. She d. 1865. North Brook- 3765. David, b. July 12. 1802.+ 

1548. JOEL LOOMIS, b. Conn., Oct. 10, 1778; m. Mch 4, 1800. Hannah, bapt. E. Hart- 
ford, Conn., Oct. 15, 1783, d. Mch. 18, 1862, ae. 80, dau. of Samuel and Prudence 
(Couch) Hurlbut. He d. Xov. 6, 1822, at E. Hartford, where b. his 8 ch'n. 

3766. Samuel Kilborn, b. Jan. 9, 1801. + d. 1846. FLartford, Conn. 

3767. William W., b. Oct. 18, 1802, unm., 3771. .Alfred, b. Apr. 18, 1812. -(- 

d. 1863. North .Adams, Mass. 3772. Frank Olmsted, b. Aug. 31, 1814.+ 

3768. Mary[ b. Feb. 26, 1805, unm. Hart- 3773- Orson O.. b. Aug. 4, 1817; m. Tst. 
ford. Conn. She d. May 1 1, 1905, Dec, 1840, Eliza .Ann Griswold. d. 
ae. 100 yrs., 74 days. .Apr. 4, 1843; m. 2nd, Nov. 28, 1850, 

3769. JiLiA. b. Sept. 4, 1807, d. Sept. 17, Louisa Sterns. No children. Nortli 
1810. Adams, Mass. 

3770. Chauncey, b. Dec. 17, 1809, unm., 


^0uruth druprattan 

15-19. RUSSELL LOOMIS, b. Conn., Dec. 31, 1780; m. Sarah 

-, d. July 29, 1878. 

ae. 94, at Ashford, Wis. He was capt. l64tli Regt., Genessee Co., N. Y., Apr. 24, 
1818. He d. Aug., 1826. Vienna, N. Y. She in. 2nd, Hiram Barney, d. 1873. 8 ch'n. 











Henry, h. Jan. 28, 1809. unm. Ash- 3778. 

ford. Wis., d. Apr. 26, 1874. 

Harvey, b. Jan. 29, 1811.+ 3779. 

Lavini.\, 1). i8r3; m. Luther Barnev. •;78o. 

Penfield. N. Y. 

.Austin R.. b. Jan. 30, 1815. + 3781. 

Delia, b. 1817; m. ist, Asa Gilbert: 

m. 2nd. Francis Porter. Clay, N. Y. 

Adnah. b. Mch. ir, 1819. + 

LccY, b. 1821 ; ni. Lyman Morgan. 

Waucosti, Wis. 

.Morris F.. h. .\pr. 19, 1824. -f- 

ABEL LOO.MIS. b. Conn.. Mch. 6, 1791; ni. Chloe Burnham, prob. dau. of Oliver 
and Mercy (Wood) Burnham. and sister of No. 3066. If so, she was b. 1780 an.! 
d. Apr. 28, 1857. He d. !83> E. Hartford, Conn. 4 ch'n. 

Laura, b. ; in. Jan. 22, 1838, 

William Button, who d. Apr. 15, 
1863, ae. 45, U. S. .\rmy. Ch'n. i. 
Edward S., 2. Jerome K., 3. Lean- 
der W.. 4. Leroy M., 5. Abby Ann, 
6. Jane, 7. ."Xurelia H. 

Abrie. b. ; ni. 1st, Wm. Gilbert; 

iri. 2nd, Aug. 6, 1859, Henry Jacobs. 

WARHAM LOOMIS, b. IIanfor<l, 
Dean. Kendall, Mich. 11 ch'n. 

Lucretia. b. Feb. 21, 1823, d. June 8. 

Daphne, b. Oct. 11, 1825: m. Darius 

Sticknev. Moriah, N. Y. 

John W, b. Feb. 5, 182& + 

Sylvia, b. Feb. 9, 1830; m. Feb. 5, 

1857, Newel S. Lewis. Trowbridge, 


Julia, b. Feb. 2, 1832 ; m. Geo 

Schoolcraft. She d. Mch. 3, 1863. 

Thomas W., b. Sept. 5, 1834.+ 

She d. Dec. 2, 1872. Ch'n. by 1st 
m. : I. William H., 2. Maria 

37S4. Phylura. b. 1819; m. Apr. 11, 1837, 
James N. Hayes. Wolcottville. 

3785. Chloe .Ann. b. 1820; m. Henry W. 
-Strong, d. .Apr. 9, 1872, ae. 52. She 
d. Mch. 5. 1872. S. Windsor, Conn. 

\^t.. May 2. 1800; 111. May 21. 1822. Joanna 

3792. Sarah Jane, b. .Apr. 21, 1836, d. 
Mch. 5, 1858. 

3793. RiCHARii. b. .Apr. 12, 1838, unm. 
Kendall, Mich. 

3794. Charles, b. .Aug. 9. 1840, d. Oct. 5. 
1856. Trowbridge. Mich. 

3795. Harriet, b. .Aug. 18, 1844 ; m. Oct.. 
1864, Geo. Schoolcraft. Pine Grove, 

37q6. Reuben, b. Sept. 18, 1848, d. Mch. 
9, 1849. 

JOSEPH S. LOOMIS, b. Windsorville, Conn.. 1803; m. Sheridan, N. Y., Dec. 6, 1832. 
Mary Amanda, b. Homer, N. Y.. .Apr. 15, 1816. dau. of Lyman and Mary (Mitch- 
cock) Holt. Removed from Conn, to N. Y. before 1832. and thence to Wis. in 1847. 
2 ch'n, b. N. Y. See Holt Gen., p. 268. 

Martha, b. - 
Columbia Co., 


m. Wm. Case, of 


JlLIA, 1), 


-; m, Daniel Reming- 

1578. JOHN LOOMIS, b. Manchester, Conn.. Dec. 21, 1806: m. Mav 7. 1828, Adeline 

House. He d. 1839, at Olmsted Falls. O.. and she m. 2nd. Stetson, and resided 

at Ridgeville, O., in 1874. 3 ch'n. 

,1709. .Amelia A., b. June 7, 1832, unm. 61. 

Cleveland, O. 3S01 Julia, b. .Aug, 23. 1836, d,, ae, 3 

3800. Mary A., b. Dec, 27, 1833, unm, years. 

Ridgeville. O,, and tlicre d, 1893, ae, 

1580, NEWTON PERCIVAL LOOMIS, b, Manchester, Conn,. Sept, 19, 1815: m. May 
16. 1836. .Amy Eliza Mead, b, Bennington, Vt,, May 31, 1811, d, Olmsted Falls, O., 
Feb, 24, 1902. Chair manuf'r and carpenter. He d, July 8. 1898. Olmsted Falls, 
O., where b. his 1 ch'd. 

3802. Emma J., b. 1846; m. Arthur Gray. Thaddeus. 

She d. 1871. Ch'n: i. Frankie, 2. 

1583- SIMEON LORENZO LOOMIS, b. Conn., Mch. 2, 1792; m. ist, Sept. 16, 18x9. Maria, 
d. Aug. 31, 185:, dau. of Deac. Normand and Mary (Boardman) Smith; m. 2nd. May 
20, 1856. Maria Fort, d. Aug. 31, 1857; ni. 3rd, Oct. 7, 1858, Mrs. Cornelia E. (Pratt) 
Lynde, d. .Apr. 2, 1895. In 1816 he was the junior member of a Bible publishuig 
house, at Hartford. He was sec'y of the Aetna Fire Ins. Co., 1837-53; Pres. of the 
Home Fire Ins. Co., 1853-1855; Pres. of the Phoenix Fire Ins. Co., 1855-1863. He 
d. Aug. 23, 1863. Hartford, Conn. 7 ch'n. 

SInnmta d^fttpalogg 




381 1. 









Thomas Smith, b. Oct. 21, 1821, d. 

Nov. II, 1840. 3807. 

Martha .Makia, h. Jan. 26, 1825; 111. 

July, i8j8, Hiram G. Pryor, who (1. .3^1)8. 

Mcli., 1868. Ch'd: i. Charlotte 


Edward Selden, b. Nov. 24, 1827, 3809. 

d. Dec. 13, 1827. 

Randolph Barnes, b. June 13. 

LUKE LOO.MIS, b. F.. WincUcr. j;in. S. 1794 
Elizabeth Williams, d. May 29, 1830; 

1829. + 

Lorenzo Ioster, h July j, 1831, d. 

Oct. 14, 1836. 

Charles}, b. Nov. 6, 1834; m. 

Dec. 2, 1880, Hulda L. Potter. 

Warehouse Point, Conn. 

.\lbert Griswoi.d. b. June 13, 1841. 

d. Nov. 7, 1843. 

m. 1st, Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 10, 1818. 
Pittsburg, I"eb. i, 1831, Mrs. Louisa 

(Neale) Lcc, d. Dec. 25, i860, daughter of Keulicn and Louisa ( ) Neale. In 
1835, he published in 2 vols., The North American Indians, by Harvey Newcomb. 

Bookseller. Rep. 

Sarah Frances. 1 
Mch. 8, 1822. 

Harriet Maria, b. May, 1822, 
adopted Sept.. 1823; m. Apr. 19, 
1847, Thomas l^carson. She d. 1898. 
Newcastle, Pa. 

Hknry Hudson, b. Aug. 6, 1824, d. 
Jan. 10, 1827. 

HLlZATiKTH. b. Nov. II, 183I. 

Robert Augustus, b. Jan. 13, 1834, 

CHARLES L. LOOMIS, b. Conn., June 23, 1796; in. Oct. 28, 1819, Elizabeth Pierce, 
who d Mch. 4, 1867, ae. 75. dau. of Charles and Chloe (Reed) May, and granddau. 
of Elijah and Mary (Looniis, No. 312) F'itch. He resided formerly in .•\lbany, and 
d. May 19, 1876. Enfield, Cnnn. 1 ch'd. 

2t, 1833. 
Conn., July 31, 1798; m. Dec. II, 1823, 

Presb. He d. Aug. 10, 1879. 
June 20, 1820, d. 




Pittsljurg Pa. 10 ch'n— all b. Pitts- 

luun. Scrgt. in Civil War, 1861-5. 
d. F'cb. 2. 1892. 

Samuel Thompson, b. .Vpr. 12, 
i8'56, unm. Private, batterv G, 1st 
Miss. Light Art'y, d. Oct. 26, 1888. 
Luke, b. Apr. 17, 1838. + 
.Simeon Rossetek, b. Jan. 28, 1841.-!- 
Reuben Neil, b. Dec. 18, 1843. -r 
Charles May, b. Oct. 10, 1846. -i- 

Elizabeth, b. July 4, 1832, d. June 


Harriet King, d. Dec. 26, 1890, ae. 90. IK- d. Jan. 16, 1885. Hartford, Conn. 10 ch'n. 

John Walton, b. Apr. 9, 1837; ni. 
1st, May 20, 1873, .Sarah F., dau. of 
Elisha Sage, d. Apr. 25, 1902; in. 
2nd, June I, 1904, Sarah E. Blank- 
horn, of Nappan, Nova Scotia. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Edward, b. Aug. 21, 1839, d. .■\ug. 

24, 1839- 

Louisa Jane, b. Jan. 7. 184 1. d. Feb. 

4, 1842. 

Thomas Rosseter. b. July 7, 1843; 

m. Oct. 24, 1876, Sarah Louise Gil- 

lett. Hartford, Conn. 

Henry Wolcott, b. Dec. 13. 1824, d. ,3827. 

May 25, 1828. 

Mary King, b. Mnv 21, 1827, d. 

Nov. 16, 1828. 

Harriet Newell, b. .►Xpr. 11, 1829, 

d. Sept. 20, 1845. 

Eliza, b, Apr. iS. i8?i, d. Oct. 24, 5828. 


Ja.mes W., b. — — , d. Apr. 18. 1831). 3829. 

ae. 6 yrs. 2 nios. 

Ellen Maria, b. Dec. 19, 1834 ; m. ^830. 

Feb. 7, 1856, Charles C. Coe. Hart- 
ford, Conn. 

ROBERT CUNNINGHAM LOOM IS, b. Conn.. Oct. 31, 1805; m. Mch. 12. 1835, 
Jane McCurdy. who d. Mch. 12, 1881. Pitt.sburg, Pa. 3 ch'n. 

Eliza Jane, b. Dec. 30, 1839, unm. 3833. Mary McQuewan, b. June i, 1847; 

Julia Ann, b. I>ec. 18, 1842; m. m. Oct. 10, 1872, William P. Beck. 

Sept. 30, 1869, Rev. J. Milton Ham- She d. Feb. 28, 1904. Pittsburg, Pa. 

ilton. She d. Apr., 1904. 

WILLIAM LOOMIS, b. Conn., Apr. 16. 1S09; m., Jan. 2, 1842, Jane McChesney, 
1). Jan. 6, 1814, d. Mch. 18, 1856; m. 2nd, Dec. 3, 18^7, Cemantha Parsons, b. June 
II. 1816, d. July 8, 1886. He resided formerly in Alb.nny. He d. Dec. 20, 1888. 
Enfield, Conn. 4 ch'n. 
William Tweedale, b. Dec. 10, 
1842, d. .Apr. 23. 1865, in U. S. .1837. 

army. A prisoner 9 mos. in .-Xn- 
dersonville prison, exchanged and 
on steamer liomeward bound was 
washed overboard and drowned. 
Elizabeth, b. Jan. 6, 1846, unm. 
Simeon Lucas, b. Feb. i, 1848, d. 

Apr. 3, 1867. 

Jane Loui.-^a, b. Jan. 4, i860 ; m. 
Oct. 20, 1880, George Lord Kings- 
bury, b. June 1 1, i860. Ch'n : I. 
Lucy Mae, 2. Hattie Louise, 3. Wm. 
Memmon, 4. Nellie Loomis, 5. Her- 
bert Ray, 6. Ruth Janet, 7. Julia 
Eliza, 8. Edward Parsons. Enfield, 


0pu^ntl| d»?n?rattnn 















ELIZUR LOOMIS. b. E. Brandon, Conn.. Veh. 3, 1792; m. Jan. 21, 1816, Arbana 
llolconib, b. Granby, Conn., 1794, d. Apr. 2. 1872. He d. Mch. 12, 1872. Farmer. 
Rep. Windsor, O., where b. his 7 ch'n. 
Amaryllis, b. Apr. 15, 1817; m 

Feb. 13, 185 1, George Myers. Meso- 
potamia, O. She d. Dec. 24, 1878. 
Elizur VVolcott, b. Feb. 25, 1819. + 
Sereno Gillett, b. Apr. 24. 1821. + 
Ursula Ann, b. Oct. 2, 1822 ; ni. 
Feb. r, 1844, Hiram, b. Sept. 12, 
1815, son of Augustus and Helen 


(Fralick) Noble. He d. 1882. 
Windsor, O. Ch'n: i. Ann Jennet, 
2. Ahnedia, 3. Helen Ursula, 4. Eve- 
lyn Harriet. See Noble Gen., p. 602. 
ll.\RRiET Newell, b. July 14, 1825. 
cl. Apr. 21, 1869. 
Edward, b. Jan. 13, 1830. + 

,^844. Emery Benson, b. Oct. 15, 1837. -|- 

WARREN LOOMIS, b. E. Windsor, Conn., July 18, 1793; m. Aug. 4, 1816, Lucv 
Grover, b. Conn., Feb. 3, 1796, d. May 9, 1879. Fanner. He d. Feb. 21, 1883, at 
Windsor, O. 9 ch'n. 

MARi.\, b. Mch. 5, 1818, d. Nov. !■;, 

Salvina, b. Oct. I, 1819; m. Jan. 31, 
1838, Dr. Henry Herriman. Both 
d. at Wauseon, O. Ch'n: i. Elsie, 
2. Warren. 

Lucy Ann, b. Sept. 17, 1821 ; m. 
June ir, 1845, William, son of Levi 
and Lydia (Williams) Rogers, who 
d. May 3, 1903. She d. 1882. 
Lenox, O. Ch'n : i. Alice, 2. Lucy 
A., 3. Alva Warren, 4. Wm. Hen- 
derson, S- Eda Adell, 6. An infant. 
Almon, Ii. McIl 8, 1824. + 
Sylvester, b. Oct. s. 1826, d. Aug. 
31, 1828. 

'•r ( Harmony) Fobes, b. Mch. 10, 1804, in Ma 
d. Nov. 30, 1879, at Windsor, O. ch'n. 

,3850. Warren, b. Dec. 20, 1829; m. Nov. 
24, 1852, Emily Laura, b. Harts- 
grove, O., Feb. 15, 183s, d. May 6, 
1855, dau, of Sylvester and Clarissa 
( Norris) Grant. Farmer. No ch'n. 
He and his bro. Almon both d. of 
typhoid and both buried in same 
yrave same day. Thev d. alit. Mcli. 
14, 1856. 

,3851. Charlotte G., b. Aug. 27. 1833; hl 
Oct. i'j. 1859, Philander Smitli, 
Windsor. Ch'd. i. Nellie. 
George P.. b. Mch. 6, 1836.+ 

3853. Russell, b. .\ng. 22. 1842. d. Sept. 
4. 1842. 


8, 1796; m.'June 5, 1823, Harminia, 
ss., d. June 15, 1874. Farmer. He 

MiLton, b. Feb. 14, 1830. + 

l-'iiiELiA Grover, b. May 12, 1833; 

m. Oct. 20. 1852, Horace Dean. — , 

111. Ch'n: I. Lelia, ■ 2. Sidney, 3. 


Julia Perkins, b. Mch. 4, 1835 ; m. 

June 25, 1854, Asa Dean. Lodi, O. 

Ch'n: I. Ida, 2. David, 3. Dora. 

Anna Olcott, b. Aug. 2^, 1837 ; m. 

Dec. 31, 1867, George Sparrow. She 

(1. Windsor, O. Ch'n: i. Mary, 2. 


Catherine Lucretia. b. ,-\ug. 16, 

1840, d. Mch. 10, 1841. 

; m, Aug. 4, 1849, Ann S. King, b. 1808, d.. 
31, 1867. Conneaut, Ohio. 9 ch'n — b. Ohio. 

Emily King. b. Mav 26. 1844, d. 

Mch. 5, 1845. 

Adella a., b. Nov. 15. 1845, unni. 

Alice A., b. Apr. 3, 1849; "i- Nov. 

1867, Orson A. Carlin. Greenville, 


Emma C, b. Apr. 15, 1851; m. Dec. 

19, i86g, Henry C. Pitcher. Con- 
neaut, O. 

Rosamond Darrovv, b. Mch. 21, 
1824, d. July 16, 1825. 
Octavia Matilda, b. Sept. 17, 1825; 
m. Sept. 12, 1861, Delemon Squire. 

She d. . Ch'n: I. Alice, 2. 


Calista Louisa, h. Apr. 7, 1827. 

UnuL, d. . 

Elizabeth Electa, b. Feb. 4, 1829; 
m. Oct. IS, 1851, Henry Merril, b. 
Feb. 13, 1825, son of Calvin and 
Lois (Hazen) Ladd. See Ladd 
Gen., p. 69. Ch'n : i. Lily, 2. Cor- 

SELDEN LOOMIS, b. Feb. 17, 1804 
Aug. 7, 1878. Blacksmith. He d. Oct. 

TlvMAN C, b. Feb. 23. 1831, d. Mav 

3. 1843. 

Helen G., b. Mch. 13, 1833; m. Oct. 

6, l8si, Volnev Leonard. Roseville, 


Jane Eliza, b. June 19, 1835, d. Oct. 

6, 1835. 

WiLLi.vM Eugene, b. June 5, i837.,4- 

Frederick Adelbert, b. July 8, 

1840. + 

JOHN BARTOX LOOMIS, b. Jan. 17, 1809; m. ist, Eliza Brown; m. 2nd, Oct. 29, 
1850, Ro,\alena, dau. of Otlineil and Asenath (Ross) Brainerd. Blacksmith. He 
d. Aug. 20, 1887. She d. Mch. 24, 1895. Wyoming, la. 9 ch'n — first 3 b. Harris- 
ville, , and last 6 at Wyoming, la. 








ICunmtB (Sniralutjg 








IIelkn Winekva. 1). Oct. 3. 1836, d .^^7t>. 
Dec. 24, 1836. 

CoRiNNA i.i.izA. b. July 24, 1839, (L 3877. 

Nov. 24, i84t. 3878. 

Ella Corinna, b. May 21, 1853. 3879. 

Emma Asen.\th, b. Dec. 6, 1856, d. 3880. 
Apr. 6, 1857. 

Lilla Edwin a, b. Nov. 20, 1858, d. 
Mch. 22, 189s. 

Harriet Eliza, b. Apr. 16, 1861. 
William Barton, b. Jan. 16, i8<!>3. 
Martha Asenath, b. Aug. 6, 1865. 
Almon Neil, b. Oct. 25, 1868, d. 
June 7, 187 1. 

HYMAN GILLETT LOOMIS, b. June 5. 1812; m. June 10, 1834, Catherine Rutty. 
Saybrook (Deep River), Conn. 5 oh'n. 

Hexry Thurber. b. Dec. I, 1835, d. m. Sept. 2, 1868, Capt. David R 

Feb. 24, 1844. Post. 

CoRiNNA Elizabeth, h. Sept. 6, 3884. Sylvia Silvixa. 1). Apr. 13. 1845. d. 

1840, d. Feb. 2. 1857- Oct. 26, 1845. 

Catherine Ann, h. Dec. 11. 1842; 3885. Charle.s Frederick, b. Dec. 4, 1848 

GEORGE LOOMIS, b. E. Windsor. Conn., Feb. 2, 1802; m. Sept.. 1827, Hannali 
Burdick. He d. Mch. 25. 1871. Hartford. Conn. 6 ch'n, b. Conn. 

Mary Elizabeth, b. Sept. 24, 1832; 
ni. Aug. 28, 1861. Charles Stanis- 
zevviski. She d. I-"eb. 15, 1900. 
Hartford. Ch'd : i. Eva Hannah. 
("hances Anna, b. May 13, 1835; 
m. Hartford, Dec. 23, 1864, Jona- 
than Havens, b. 1836, d. Dec. 25, 
1876, son of Francis and Abigail 
(Havens) Burdick. Sheradensville, 
Pa. Ch'n: i. Francis Looniis, 2. 
Elizabeth Lane. 



Rachel Caroline, b. July 8. 1837; 
ni. Sept. 27. 1868. Thomas Coulter 
Pedlow. b. Mch. 7, 1831, d. Oct. 31. 
1885. She d. Hartford, Apr. 27, 
1897. Ch'n: I. Sarah, 2. Susan, 3. 
Mary. 4. Rachel. 5. Thomas, 6. 

Samuel F"., b. 1839, d. ae. 5 yrs. 
Harvey A., b. 1841, d. ae. 2 yrs. 
Samuel H. Augustus, b. Dec. 24. 
1845- + 



CAPT. HORACE LOOMIS, b. E. Windsor. Ct.. Oct. 16. 1803; m. WesterviUe. O.. 
Nov. 12, 1828. Jeannette, b. Mch. 26. 1808. d. WesterviUe. Sept. 27, 1887. dau. oi 

Cruger and (Goodrich) Wright. He was Capt. state militia. Stone mason. 

Farmer. Rep. Presb. He d. WesterviUe. Sept. 27, 1888. 11 ch'n — all b. Wester- 
viUe (Blcndon), O. 






Almvra, b. Aug. 13, 1829, d Aug. 

23, 1849- 

Cruger, b. Nov. 23, 1831, d. an in- 

Miranda, b. WesterviUe, O., Oct. 
28, 1833 ; m. WesterviUe, Mch. 7, 
1855, Dr. Thomas Corwin Tipton, 
b. Harrisburg, O., Sept. 10, 1827. 
(irad. Sterling Med. Coll., Colum- 
bus, O. Asst. Surgeon, 113th O. V. 
I., Civil War. Phys. and Surg. 
Rep'n. Meth't. She d. Williams- 
port, O., May 5, 1894, where they 
resided. Ch'n : I. Lizzie, 2. .Mice, 
3. Thomas Horace. 
Rhoda, b. Mch. 9, 1836; m. ist, Ed- 
ward B. Northrop; in. 2nd, .Absa- 

lom Rohr. He was in Civil War. 
Lockbourne. O. 

Narcissa. b. Jan. 17. 1838; m. .•Kpr. 
8. 1857, J. Ward Du Boise. He 
served in Civil War. Cross Vil- 
lage, Mich. 

Laura, b. June 10. 1840 ; m. Abso- 
lom Rohr. She d. May ti, 1862. 
3898. Julia E., b. Nov. i, 1843; ni. 
Matthew M. Hughes. Petoska, 

Mary L., b. .^pr. 20, 1846; m. Job 
Rohr. Lockbourne, O. 
Oscar Lafayette, b. .\pr. 2. 1848.+ 
Ellen Sarah, b. Feb. 22. 1850, d. 
abt. 1885, unm. 

Albert H.. b. Oct. 3. 1853. d. Sept. 
24. 1870. 






AARON E. LOOMIS. b. Conn.. Mch. 31. 1824; m. Dec. 5. i860. Mary J. Rurditt. 

Afton, N. Y. 2 ch'n. 

,'\rvine D., b. May 22, 1862. .W04. Miles R., b. Jan. 3, 1872. 

REUBEN H. LOOMIS. h. 1809; m. I.vdia Littlejohn. He d. Sept.. 1863. Groton. 

N. Y. 5 ch'n. 

Gilbert E., b. July 10, 1835, unm. vy^S. Frederick H.. b. Feb. i, 1843; m. 

Hornellsville. N. Y. Feb. 22, 1866, Susan A. Neff. No 

Eliza E., b. 1839; m Wm. W. Phil- ch'n. Hornellsville, N. Y. 

lips, who d. 1864, in V. S. .■'irmy. 3909. Harriet .\., b. 1847; m. Royal 

Charlotte, b. 1841. d. ae. 2 yrs. Whipple. New Hudson, N. Y. 

265 i>guntll| Ci>gngraltou 

1630. WALTER LOOMIS, b. 1813; m. Polly A. Merritt. Living at Cuba, N. Y., in 1875. 
2 ch'n. 

SoPHRONiA. b. 1839, d. ae. 18 yrs. 391 1- Mary A., b. 1853, iinm. Cuba, N. Y. 

DANIEL LOOMIS, b. Aug. 21, 1813: m. Sept. 30, 1840, Susan Cogswell, wbo d. 
Sept. 12, 1852. Sand Lake, Mich. 2 ch'n. 

3912. Elva C, b. Sept. 5. 1841 ; m. Mch. Mich. 

26, 1872, Henry Hebruka. Walker, 3913. Su.<;ax, b. 1852, d. ae. 2 wks. 

1632. HENRY LOOMIS, h. Jan. IT, t8i6: ni. Liicinda Roland. He d. 1856. Romeo, Mich. 
T ch'd. 

391-). William Henry, b. 1841 : m. . Tennessee. 

1636. HUGH LOOMIS. b. May 6. 1829; m. Mary Cassncr. Gratton, Mich. 3 ch'n. 

3915. John, b. Aug. 5, 1856. 39'". Sarah K.\te. b. Jan. 19, 1861, d. 

3916. Frank, b. 1858. Dec. 14, 1876. 

1640. REV. ABRAHAM LOOMIS. b. Aug. 12. 1824: m. 1848, Elizabeth Ward. Meth. 
clergyman. Slaterville, N. Y. 6 ch'n. 

3918. Ezra, b. June 10, 1849. + 3920. Sarah Matilda, b. Sept. 19, 1853. 

3919. EiiwiN, I). May 4, 1851 ; m. Feb., 3921, Mary Ellen, b. Dec, 1856. 
1874, Mary .Ann Rice. Bingham- 3922. Albert, b. Jan. i, 1859. 

ton, N. Y. 3923. Clara Elizabeth, b. Oct. 19, 1871. 

1647. MERRILL LOOMIS, b. Conn., Dec. 2.^, 1828; m. May 3, 1852. Caroline, b. 1833, 
dan. of Joel and Esther (Preston) Hunt. New Haven. 2 ch'n. 

3924. Mary A., b. July 5, 1854; m. June ,192.s. Caroline E.. b. Sept. 2, 1862. 

9, 1879, Adoniram J. Harmount. 

1650. CHARLES F. LOOMIS, b. Conn.. May 6, 1831 ; m. Sept. 17, 1854, Emmeline E. 
Scott. Nofwalk, Conn. 3 ch'n. 

3926. Catherine E., b. Dec. 30, 1855. 3928. Charles E., b. .Aug. 25, 1867. 

3927. Laura, b. Feb. 5, 1858. 

1658. ALVIN LOOMIS, b. Wethersfield, Conn., Au.g. 8, 1778, bapt. Aug. 25, 1778; m. 
Sangerfield, N. Y., Wealthy Wightman, b. R. I., 1784, d. Dec. 15,^1856. He was 
taken prisoner by the French in the John Adams War, and the French took from 
him $.soo cash — this was his all. Sailor (sea). Farmer and contractor. Dem. He 
d. Dec. JS' 1837, at Sangerfield, N. Y., where b. his 7 ch'n. 

3929. Heman, b. Aug. 24, 1807. + 3933. .Amasa, b. May 12, 1818. + 

3930. Mary, b. Jan. 25, i8oq, unni. Dun- 3934. .Almeron Turner, b. Nov. 12, 
dee, Kane Co., 111., d. 1874. 1820. + 

3931- Amenso, b. Aug. 27, i8n. + 3935. Julia Ann, b. Ian. 2:^. 1823, d. Feb., 

3932. LovisA, b. Sept. 9, 1815, d. Feb. 11, 1824. 


1661. DEVESTER LOOMIS, bapt. Aug. 31. 1783; m. i8o3(?) Beeda Clark. Farmer and 
contractor. He d. at Sangerfield, N. Y. 8 ch'n. 

3936. .Abiram, b. Feb., 1802. -f resided in St. Louis. Mo., and rem. 

3937 Harrison, b. Jan. 20, 1804. -f from there to Cleveland, O. He d. 

3938. Laura, b. Nov. 6, 1805 : ni. Aug., Nov. 7, 1863. No ch'n. 

1822, George, b. 1803, Waterville, ,3942. Jane, b. .Apr. 8, 1816 ; m. 18,38, 

(formerlv Sangerfield), N. Y., d. Henrv, b. .Apr. 28, 1815, d. Adams, 

1858, son of Daniel Mix. She d. N. Y., Oct. n, 1867, son of Col. 

Cleveland, O., July 19, 1881. Farm- (War of 1812) Henry and Hannali 

cr. Stockraiser. Ch'n: i. Chaun- (Packer) Greene. She d. Oct. 8, 

cey, 2. Lucy, 3. Henrietta. 1901. Mansville, N. Y. Ch'n : i. 

.^9.W- Chauncey Clark, b. Nov., 1807.-]- Charlotte, 2. Jane. See Greene Gen., 

3940. Gilbert, b. June, 1810. -|- p. 271. 

3941. Anson, b. .Apr.. 1812; m. Charlotte .3043. Julia, h. 1821, d. 1837. 
Brown, who d. Jan. 23, 1856. They 

1664. ELISHA LOOMIS, b. Conn., ; m. Sally Russell, d. June 25, 1848. Removed 

to Vernon, N. Y., and afterwards to Ohio. He d. Nov., 1837. Concord Lake, O. 
7 ch'n. 

Ennntta (ilrnralngg 




167 r. 


Reuel E., b. Sept. 15, 1816.+ 3947- 

Charles, b. 1818. Unm. (Insane). 3948. 

Claridon, O. 3949- 

AniGAiL, b. 1820 in. Russell Hill, b. 3950. 

Pa., 1817, d. Nov. 23, 1889. Farmer. 
Rep. Meth. Lc Rov, O. Ch'n : i. 
Clinton R., 2. Seth E., 3. Ellen M., 
4. Burton R. 

COLLINS LOOMIS, b. Windsor, Conn.. Dec. 4. 1804; 111. Oct. 28, 1829, Sarah 
Capen. He d. Nov. 24, 1858. Wirdsor, where b. his 5 ch'n. 

William, b. 1822, d., ac. 22 years. 

Seth, b. 1824. + 

Julian, b. 1827. + 

Rachel, b. 1829; m. James, son of 

Norman and Chloe Ann (Moore) 

Fitch. Both are dead. Claridon, O. 

Ch'n: I. Eugene, 2. Sarah. 

Samuel Collins, b. Apr. 20, 1831.+ 
Sarah Elizabeth, b. Apr. 7, 1834; 
m. May 3, 1859. Oliver Phelps, b. 
1826, son of Oliver W. and Anna 
T. (Phelps) Mills. Ch'n: i. Anne 












Elizabeth, 2. Wni. Oliver, 3. Charles 
3953- Henry Lorenzo, b. July 12, 1.S3; 

3954. Abicail Maria, b. July 24, 1839, d. 
.^ug. 10, 1864. 

3955. Aaron Josiah, b. Dec. 12, 1841. + 

1672. RUSSELL LOOMIS, b. Conn., Auij. 18, 1772; m. July 19, 1793, Lydia Rice, b. Sept. 

in Plielps, Ontario Co., X. Y., in 1800. He d. 

Oliio. II ch'n. 

Hocking Co., O. One son i^ Rus 

sell I. 

Cyrus Kke, b. :8o8. + 

.Au.sTiN, b. 1810. 

Aaron H., b. 1812; m. Mary Ben- 
nett. Lynn Crove, tnd. No ch'n. 
WSS". Jon N D.. b. Nov. 19, 1814. -t- 
3966. Jesse H.. b. 1818. + 


23, 1771, d. May 16, 1865. Resided 

Sept. 30, 1842. Logan, Hocking C- 

Jerusha, b. 1795; m. Noah Wililer. 

She d, 1837. N. Y. 

Nancy, b. 1797; ni. Henry Welles. 


Henry, b. 1799. + 

Russell, b. 1801.+ 

George, b. 1804. + 

Abigail .Melissa, b. 1806; m. Peter 

B. Butin. She <1. 1860. Starr, 

GEORGE W. LOOMIS, b. X. Y., Aug. 28, 1780; m. Pamela Smitli. Served in 
War of 1812, being allowed $100.00 on claim. He d. .Mav 20, 1853. Albion. Oswego 
Co., N. Y. 7 ch'n, b. N. Y. 

George PI., b.Jan. 2, 1812. + 
Martin, b. Feb. 15, 1815. + 
Ruby C, b. Sept. 17, 1818; in. John 
.McKindley. Mexico, N. Y. 

,3970. JosiiiTA S., b. Sept. 12, 1820. + 

3971. Syxvanus, b. Dec. 22, 1822. -)- 

3972. Cornelius, b. Dec. 23, 1824. + 

3973. Augustus H.. b. Aug. 8, 1829. + 

STEPHEN LOOMIS. b. N. Y.. 1786; m. Hannah Presley. He d. 1859. Flovd, N. 

Y. 2 ch'n— b. N. Y. 

Chloe, b. 1822; m. ist, James Em- N. Y. 

blein;m. 2nd, Brooks. Elmira, ;,<.j7S. Washington, b. 1824. + 

REUBEN LOOMIS, b. Dec. 17, 1803; in. Aug. 27, 1826 (See Hst. of Milford, Mass.) 
Sally R., b. in Hopedale, Mass., Dec. 2, 1801, dau. of Levi and Sally (Rockwood^l 
Madden, i ch'd. 

Charles Martin, b. Hopedale, May 

?. 18.55. -t- 

IHEODOKUS LOOMIS, b. Conn., Oct. 20. 1782; m. Oct. 19, 1S08. Fanny, b. Dec. 
10, 1790, d. Athens, Pa., Feb. 24, 1848, dau. of Isaac and Beulah (Harmon) Morley. 
of .'\thens. Farmer. Removed to Athens, Pa., about 1800, with his father's family: 
they settled at junction of the Susquehanii.i and Chemung Rivers — owned a piece 
of land I mi. s(|uare. First election held in .\lhens Twp. was held in Wright Looni- 
is's house. Theodorus d. .-\pr. 24, 1845, at .\thens, where b. his II ch'n. 

Philander, b. Jan. 5, 1810. + 
JoH N Wright, b. Dec. 8, 1812. + 
F.RASTUS M., b. Mch. 16. 1814. + 
Theodorus, b. Apr. 5, 1816, unm.. d. 
Apr., 1861. 

LuciNA, b. Aug. 18. 1819; m. June 
3, 1841, Nelson Kecler. Smithlield, 
Pa. She d. May 21. 1895. She was 
a teacher formerly. Farmer. Rep'n. 
Meth't. Ch'n: i. Horace, 2. Albert 
P.. 3. Frances, 4. Arianna, 5. Wm. 

H., 6. Dana H., 7. Osmond, 8. Es- 

3982. Amanda F., b. Sept. ig, 1821, d. 
Aug. 12, 1843. 

3983. Charles S., b. May 8, 1823. + 
TO84. EvALiNE Eliza, b. Oct. 4, 1825: m. 

Sept. I. 1847, Daniel Walker. Clo- 
verdale, Sonoma Co., Cal. 

3985. Sidney R., b. Jan. 13, 1827. + 

3986. Francis Guy, b. July 9, 1831.-I- 
.5987. Justin Morley, b. Apr. 22, 1834. -f 



^^itntth ^ntrrattnu 

1688. IvRASTUS LOOMIS, b. Conn., 1789; m. Dorais Morley. He d. 1830. Burlington, 
Pa. 2 ch'n. 

3988. AIf.rab, b. r8i8; m. Ira Wood- 3989. Celestia, b. i8jo: m. Laertes Lang- 

worth. Spring-field. Pa. ford. Rock Island, 111. 









BENJAMIN LOOMIS, b. Torrington, Conn., May 3, 1795; m. Sept. 4, 1817, Mary 
Parmelec, d. Jan. i, 1870. He d. Apr. 11, 1867. New Hartford, N. Y. 2 ch'n. 
Levi Parmelee, b. May 18. 1818. -|- ni. Mdi. 18, 1847, Henry T. O. Far 

Abigail Zubede, b. Aug. 20, 1825 ; rell. Kankakee, 111. 

ROSWELL LOOMIS, b. Torrington. Conn.. Mch. Z2. i; 
Bailey. In 1873 he resided at Lafayette, N. Y. 4 ch'n. 

m. Feb. 6. 1823. Fanny 

Fkanklin, b. Nov. i, 1827. -{- 
Alonzo, b. Jan. 21. 1832. -|- 
Laura a., b. Jnnc 2. 1834 ; m. June 
■27. 1853, Denison Newell. Lafav- 
ette. N. Y. 

39.95. L^rsula. b. Dec. 5. 1837; in. Feb. 
2.S, 1863. Orrin, b. Tully Valley, N. 
Y., Nov. 12, 1828. son of James and 
.Sarah (Ackles") Emmons. Farmer. 
Spafford, N. Y. 

GEORGE LOOMIS. b. New Hartford, Conn., Dec. 29, 1794: ni. Maria Miller, 
d. Mch. 12, 1854. Stafiford, N. Y. 12 ch'n— b. N. Y. 

Emmeline, b. Feb., 1821 ; m. John 

Gavton. She d. 1846. Le Roy. 


.Ann. b. .\uu., 1823; m. Charles 

Goodiff. She d. 1847. Le Roy. 

N. Y. 

George, b. Nov.. 1826. 4- 

Washington. b. Dec, 1828. -f 

Lucretia. b. May 3, 1831 ; m. Darius 

G. Burlingame. Le Roy. N. Y. 

4001. Jerome, b. May, 1833. + 

4002. Lafayette, b. Jan. 14, 1836. -f- 

4003. Montgomery, b. June 28, 1838. -1- 

4004. Reuben, b. Aug. 2^, 1840; m. Adali 
White. No ch'n. Betliany, N. Y. 

4005. Lorin. b. .Aug. 17, 1842. + 

4006. Bi-RGOVNE. b. Nov. 25. 18)4; 111. 
. Ilubardston. Mich. 

4007. Walter, b. Oct. 17. 1847; 111. 187c, 
Ella Kinney. No ch'n. Rush, N. Y. 

ANDREW H. LOOMIS, b. New Hartford, Conn., May 19, 1805; m. Aug. 21, 1830, 





Laura Merrill, who d. Jan. 31. 1870. 
his 6 ch'n. 

Laura Ann, b. Jan. 12. 1832: m. 
Mav =;. i8i2, Albert Phelps, Hart- 
ford. ■ 
Olive M., b. Mav 12, 1833 ; m. Mch. 

16, 1857, Capt. Washburn E. Rug- 
gles. Brooklyn, N. Y. 
WiLLARi) M., b. Sept. 19, 1834; m. 
July 3. i860, Isabel Austin, d. Feb. 

17, 1863; m. 2nd, abt. 1870, Marietta 
Alexander, of W. Stockbridge, 
Mass. He d. Oct. i. 1904. Housa- 

LAUREN LOOMIS. b. New Hartford, 
W., b. Granville. Mass., Sept. 8. 1819, 
Rachel (Rowley) Perkins. He was a 
15, 1892. New Hartford, where b. his 
Catherine P.. b. Oct. 26, 1847. She 
taught school for over 35 years. 
Her w^holc life was a sacrifice for 
the welfare of others. She d. Sept, 
21, 1906. New Hartford. Conn. 
Clarence F.. b. June 22, 1850; m. 
Ashfield. Mass., June 12, 1889. Mrs. 
Jennie K. Newton, b. N. Brookfield, 

He d. Au.g. 2, 1895. New Hartford, where b. 

tonic. Mass. No ch'n by either m.-ir- 

4011. Jan-f E.. b, Mch, I, 1837; ni, Dec. 
3, 1863, Lucius C, Judson, Win- 

4012, Jeannette S,, b, Nov, 4. 1840, d, 
July 14. 1892, 

1013. Mary E,. b, Dec, 2, 1843; ni, Oct, 
14. i860, Heman B, Whittaker, 
Winsted, Conn. 

, Conn,, Jan, ig, 1813 ; m, Apr. 23, 1845, Roxa 
d. Nov. 15, 1S97, ae. 78, dau. of Abner and 

farmer and cooper, Dem., Cong. He d. May 

2 ch'n. 

Mass., Mch, i, 1849, dau. of Lewis 
and Nancy (Keep) Blackmer. 
Farmer. Rep. Cong. New Hart- 
ford. Conn. No ch'n. Her ist hus- 
band was Edwin H. Newton. Sec 
Keep Gen., p. 137. Her full name 
was Nancy Jane Keep (Blackmer) 

WARREN LOOMIS. b. New Hartford, Ct., Oct. 7. 1804; m. ist, Mch. 11, 183.^, 
Frances M. Spencer, of Sandisfield. Mass., who d. Nov. 5. 1836; m. 2nd, Ant;. 8. 
18,38, Amelia Janette, b, Williamsburg, Mass,. 1820, dau, of Pliny and Susan (Root) 
Kingsley, He d. Feb. 19, 1802. She d. Nov. 2a, 1908. They rem. from Hunts- 
burg to Cleveland in 1874. Cleveland. O. 8 ch'n — all bv 2nd m.. and b. Hunts- 
hurg, O. 

ICnnmta (gpuralnrjii 














Frances Melissa. 1). May 6, 1839; 
m. Nov. 27, 1862, George H. Rose. 4021. 

She d. May 4, 1876, at Cleveland, O. 
No ch'n. 4022. 

Charles Warren, b. Oct. 5. 1840. + 
Helen Maria, b. June 6. 1842, d. 
June 7, 1842. 4023. 

Henry Kingsley, b. Jan. 2. 1845.+ 
Albert Spencer, b. June 8, 1847 ; ni. 
abt. 1874, at Meadville, Pa., Ade- 
laide Culluni. He d. Apr. 5, 1877. 
No ch'n. She m. . Mead- 

SHERMAN LOOMIS, b. New Hartford, Conn., Feb. 17, 1807; m. Hnntsbur.K, O.. 
Nov. 13 (14), 1844, Fidelia, b. Northampton, Mass., Mch. 22, 1820. d. Huntsburg, 
Feb. 24, t88i, dau. of Amasa and Nancy (Lyman) Strong. Farmer. Rep. Conjr. 
He d. Huntsbur.£!, Feb. 15, 1885. 4 ch'n. 

Mil... I'.i 

Ellln .\mi;i.ia, b. .\ug. 26, 7849, d. 
July 25, 1856. 

Eliza Delia, b. .\u'^. 26. 1849; m. 
Joel J. Rose. He d. Dec. 8, 1905. 
No ch'n. Cleveland, O. 
Susan Boiiman, b. Jan. 14, 1852: m. 
Dec. 19, 1884. Geo. H. Rose, her 
sister Frances's widower. He d. 
Feb. 27, 1903. No ch'n. Cleve- 
land, O. 

Helen Maria, b. Huntsburg, Dec. 
26, 1845 : '"■ Claridon, June 3, 1869. 
Samuel .\lfrcd, b. Kingswod, En.g.. 
Dec. 14, 1839, son of Lewis and 
Emily (Gunning) Derrett. Merch't, 
Presb'n. Huntsburg, O. 
Nancy Lovisa. b. Apr. 7, 1849 '• 
m. Geo. J. Griffin, Huntsburg. 
Sherman Burt, b. Mch. 9, 1857. -f 

4027. Makv I'"ii)Elia. Ii. Dec. 14, iS.s.t ; ni. 
Clark Ashton Burton, b. July 6, 
1853. He has served as Supt. of 
Schools, Grand Forks Co., No. Da- 
kota ; Memb. State Leg. : Supt. of 
the Gov't Indian Schools at Fort 
Stevenson. Ch'n: i. Cecil Loomis. 
J. Helen Bernice, 3. Kenneth Had- 
loy, 4. Bertha Ruth. 

NATHANIEL LOOMIS, b. New Hartford. Ct.. .-\pr. 8, 181 1: ni. MontviUe. O.. .\pr 
12, 1842, Cynthia, b. Mesopotamia, O., 1826. d. Qjiasqueton, la., July 3, i88.^. dau. of 
Samuel and Annie (Hewitt) Griffith. Blacksmi'tli. Rep. He d. Huntsbur;;-. Dec, 
1891, 3 ch'n — b. Huntsburg. 

Franklin Spencer, b. Nov. T2. 

'843- + 

Lucia Ann. b. .\pr. 10. 1846; m. 
Woodstalk, III., Dec. 26. 1864, Dan- 
iel Tames McDonald, b. Knox, N. 
Y., '1838. Farmer. Rep'n. Unit'n. 
Quasquefon, la. Ch'n: i. Dr. 

George Pembroke. 2. Fre<l Griffith. 
3. Carl Loomis. 
4030. Charlotte Ella. b. Oct. 26, 1854: 
m. Sept. 8. 1872, Byron Trask. b. 
Lcrov, O., Mav 12, i8i8. Montville, 
O. Ch'n: I. Ralnli H., 2. Elsie M.. 
-!. Frank W., 4. CIvre D., n. Guv E.. 
6. Earl A. 

HARVEY LOOMIS. b. Conn,, .Apr. 29. 1816; m. July 6, 1873, Antoinette Kelly. He 
d. at Lena, 111. i ch'd. 
Warren E., b. May 13, 1874. 

GROVE W. LOOMTS. b. New Hartford, Conn., Dec. 21. 1807: m. May i. iS.^9. 

Sarah M. Smith. He d. July 12. 1856. New Britain. Conn. 4 ch'n. 

Ellen Lucretia. b. July, 1840, d. 4034. Harriet, b. Feb. 14, 1847. 

July, 1843. 4035. Georgiana. b. July, 1R51, d. Dec. 

Lot-tsa. b. Dec, 1842, d. Tan. 30, ,30, i8.=;6. 


ISAAC CHESTER LOOMIS. b. New Hartford, Conn., Dec. 20, 1802: ni. ist, Apr. 

'833, Jane, b. 181 1. d. .Aug., i8^. dau. of .Andrew and (McTntyre'* Cochran: 

m. 2nd, Dec. i860, Harriet R. Cochran, who d. Denver. Col.. 1897. In 18.^6. he rem. 
from Pa. to Wis. by the Lake route, to the western coast of Lake Mich. Chicano and 
Milwaukee were then only flourishing Indian trading posts, and to him a pioneer, 
amon.e the first of the name in Wisrnnsin, then spelled "Wiskonsan," these posts 
oflfcrcd no inducements. But he bought a quarter section of land in what is now 
the third ward of Milwaukee, but made his home in Franklin Twp.. Milwaukee 
Co. He was one of the gov't surveying party that laid out the thoroughfare called 
the "Green Bay Road." and it is a notable fact that the only temperance man of 
the party was the only one who escaped frost bites during the rigorously cold 
weather, and he was Isaac C. Loomis, an ardent and zealous Washingtonian. About 
1843. he removed to Port Washington, Wis., where he settled for a permanent home. 
Here he was Co. Treas. for several years, postmaster, and durin.g the civil war assist- 
ant assessor for the district. .At this time his home, as well as homes of other U. 
S. officials, was raided by a foreign clement who resisted the drafting of their men. 


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He rec'd a commission from Gov. Dotj-, signed by state sec'y A. P. Field, dated Apr. 
19, 1843, making him "Colonel of the 9th Regt., Wiskonsan Militia,'' hence he was 
early regarded as a prominent and capable man. After the civil war he made his 
home in Clarksville, Tenn., but spent his last years, from 1875, in Arkansas City, 
Kan., where he d. Oct. 9, 1882. A member of the Masonic fraternity. Rep. (aboli- 
tionist). Meth. 6 ch'n. 

Oakland, Cal.. leaving no living 

ch'n. One authority says they had 

one daughter. 
4038. H.\RRiET Helen, b. Feb. 25, 1839, d. 

July, 1839, 

Dr. James Al.\nson, b. Springfield. 
Pa., Jan. 20, T834; m. Apr. 16, 1862. 
Ervilla S. Eaton. No ch'n. Cashier 
of Arkansas City bank, Kan. 
Dr. William Henry, b. Franklin 
Twp., nr. Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 14, 
1837 ; m. July 20, 1864. Harriet 
Caroline Wheeler, of .'\kron, O., 
who d. Dec, 1905. No ch'nf ?) .Af- 
ter a period at Lawrence Univ'y. 
.\ppIeton. Wis., he entered gov't 
employment, early in the Civil War, 
as paymaster, under his Uncle T 
W. Brigden, of Erie, Pa. Their 
field was in the Western Miss, di- 
vision, and they were both on the 
ill-fated steamer "Ruth" that 
burned on the river. Loomis and 
another young man secured a small 
boat and with great courage and 
perseverance, went again and again 
to the burning boat and succeeded 
in rescuing every person on board. 
For several years he practiced den- 
tistry in Fond du, Wis. Later 
he took and completed a medical 
course in a Medical College of Chi- 
cago, and practiced there. In 1876 
he rem. to Cal.. locating in .Ma- 
meda, opp. San Francisco. He here 
spent his remaining days, in his 
profession, and d. Feb. 9, 1906. 

1832, Rox-ana Silver. TTe d. Jan. t. tS()3. 

Orson B., b. , d. 1862, in U. S. 

hospital. Cairo, Til. 

Laura C. 


Mary Elizabeth, b. Franklin, nr. 
I^lilwaukee, Wis., Aug. 28, 1841 ; ni. 
Port Washington, Wis., Nov. 8. 
1865, John C. b. Jersey City, N. J.. 
Mch. J%. 1835, son of Patrick and 
Ellen C ) McMullen. Res. in 
Tenn. 6 yrs., Kan. 16 yrs.. Cal. 19 
yrs. Banker. Oakland, Cal. Ch'n : 
I. Nellie C, 2. Charles Robert, 3. 
Hubert, 4. Robert James, 5. Marv 
Belle, 6. Willie, 7. Paul Loomis. 

4040. Harriet Malinpa. b. Port Wasli- 
ington, Dec. 3, 1848; m. Clarksville, 
Tenn., .Apr. 25, 1870. Robert, b. nr, 
Glasgow, Scotland, June 8, 1845. d. 
Oakland. Cal.. Sept. i, 1905, son of 
Alexander and Jessie Watson (Gib- 
son) Marquis. She res. Wis. 18 
yrs., Tenn. 4 yrs., Colo. 30 yrs. and 
Cal. since iQor. Prohib'n. Presb'n. 
Oakland, Cal. Ch'n: i. Harriet 
Loomis, 2. Robert, 3. Ruth Foster. 
(adopted) 4. and 5. .Mbcrt and Ed- 
gar Fri.'ibv (twins), "brought up in 
our family as our sons." 

4041. Martha Jane. b. Tan., 18^1, d. Sept. 
20, 1853. 

New Hartford. Conn., Afay 13, 1807; m. 
Watronsvillc, Mich. 7 ch'n. 

4045. Melinda. 

4046. Benjamin G. 

4047. Henry. 

4048. Charles C. 

ISAAC NEWTON LOOMIS, h. Pomfrcl, N. Y., Apr. 2, i8ig; m. Nov. 3. 1849, 
Arvilla, b. Springfield, Pa., Aug. 11, 1832, dau. of Luke and Hannah (Silver) Thayer. 
Served in Civil War under Grant, and in the battle at the time of Gen. Lee's sur- 
render. Dentist. Prohib. I'niv't. .\kron, Mich. 3 ch'n— all b. Port Wash'n, \Vis. 
T'rancis Wilson, b. Nov. 3. 1850.-4- i. .Albert T., 2. Nellie A. 

Josephine L., b. Apr. 17. 1853: ni. 4051. Ch.^rles L., b. .Aug. 28, 1858. -f 

July 3, 1873, Thomas Reed. Ch'n : 

MUNN LOOMIS, Ii. .Southampton, Mass., Feb. 2. 1807: m. ist, .\pr. 25, i8,!2. Ol.ive 
Frary. d. Nov. 4, 1