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Copyright, 1887, 
By Rev. Henry Griswold Jesup. 

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THE present work was begun in 1879 at the solicita- 
tion of Morris K. Jesup, Esq., of New York city, 
and has been prosecuted during intervals of leisure up to 
the date of publication, a period of nearly eight years. 
The amount of time and labor involved can be justly 
estimated only by those who have been engaged in simi- 
lar undertakings. The materials have been drawn from a 
great variety of sources, and their collection and arrange- 
ment, the harmonizing of discrepancies, and, in extreme 
cases, the judicious guessing at probabilities, have in- 
volved more of perplexity than the ordinary reader would 
suppose. Records of every description, and almost with- 
out number, have been examined either personally or 
through the officials having them in charge, and in one 
case as distant as Cape Town in South Africa, — records 
of families, churches, parishes, towns, counties, in foreign 
lands as well as in the United States ; land records and 
probate records, cemetery inscriptions, local histories, and 
general histories, wherever accessible. The recollections 

viii Preface. 

of aged people have often furnished keys which have 
unlocked rich treasure-houses of knowledge. It is a 
matter of regret that so many of our aged friends who 
were greatly interested in these chronicles of bygone 
years should have passed away before being permitted 
to see the work completed. 

Of necessity much has been done by correspondence. 
To his large number of correspondents, more than six 
hundred at least, between whom and the writer several 
thousand letters have already passed, — both public offi- 
cials and civilians, on both sides of the Atlantic, and in 
distant lands, — he would here make his sincere acknowl- 
edgements for the aid they have rendered. A few, to 
whom he is under special obligations, are referred to in 
connection with the work done by them individually. 
With the exception of some names belonging to the later 
generations, the record is as complete as circumstances 
would permit. In most cases where the record is defec- 
tive or doubts remain unsolved, it is because either no 
record was found or those who knew the facts failed to 
communicate them. That there are errors is very prob- 
able. When three or four variations of a given date are 
reported, it is a matter of judgment which shall be 
chosen. In such cases the oldest private family record is 
followed. It is earnestly requested that all well-accredited 
corrections be furnished the writer, both for future use 
and in the interest of historical verity. 

The arrangement of the genealogical tables, it is to be 
hoped, will prove both simple and intelligible. The reader 

Preface. ix 

will wish readily to trace out both the ancestors and the 
descendants (if any) of those in whom he is interested. 
To enable him to do this, all who bear the family name 
and also the children of m^arried daughters are designated 
by a series of numbers, the emigrant ancestor being 
No. I. If the record of a son or daughter be brief it is 
given with what is said of the parents. If the head of a 
family be a daughter, the record of her descendants, so 
far as known, will form a part of the record of her own 
family. A plus sign (+) is prefixed to the names of chil- 
dren of whom fuller histories are given farther on, where 
the same name and number will re-appear in heavier type, 
followed by the names of the father, grandfather, etc., up 
to that of the emigrant ancestor, when a brief count 
will readily determine to what generation the individual 
belongs. The index numbers attached to the name of 
father, grandfather, etc., do not designate generations as 
is commonly the case, but point to a preceding part of 
the book where in connection with the same number the 
full history of the ancestor may be found. For example, 
on page 91 we find "+41. Blackleach," appearing for 
the first time, in order of descent. Turning forward to 
p. 108, "41. Blackleach Jesup " appears in heavy type, 
in connection with his full family record, and there it 
is seen that he is the son of Edward^ grandson of Ed- 
ward"^ and great-grandson of Edward^, the emigrant 
ancestor. He is, then, of the fourth generation; and 
on pages, 41, 74, and 89 the history of his ancestors 
will be found, under the numbers i, 4, and 8. 

X Preface. 

Very nearly the same arrangement is used in connec- 
tion with the records of the Jessup famiUes given in the 
Appendix as also in the record of the family of Thomas 
Hunt, Jr. given there, the latter having been prepared 
too late to be inserted in its proper place in Chapter 
First of the main body of the work. The arrangement 
by chapters, instead of the more common one by gener- 
ations, is simply the result of the way the material came 
into the writer's hands, one line of investigation being 
completed before a second was begun. The three well- 
marked families which originated with the brothers 
Edward, Joseph, and Jonathan, of the third generation, will 
doubtless be glad to find their several histories unbroken, 
while the mutual kinship of the various members of the 
three can still be traced without difficulty. 

So far as can be ascertained, all variations in the 
orthography of names have the authority of those in 
connection with whose records they are found. 

H. G. J. 

Scientific Department, Dartmouth College, 
Hanover, N.H., January 28, 1887. 





Begun by Col. Joseph L. Chester, but interrupted by his death ; sum- 
mary of work done by him ; distribution of the name in the British 
Isles; social position; early appearance in Yorkshire: sjTnpathy of 
some of the name with the Puritans ; Pedigree of Richard Jessop of 
Broom Hall and traditional connection of Edward Jessup with that 
family ; Broom Hall, location and description ; residence there of 
Vicar Wilkinson ; early proprietors ; the Swift family, from whom 
the Hall and the patronage of the parish of Sheffield passed by mar- 
riage to the Jessops ; non-conformist vicars ; Jessop memorials in 
the parish church ; arms of Jessop and Swift ; Judge Wm. Jessop of 
Broom Hall ; the Rev. Francis of Treeton ; Francis of Broom Hall, 
the Scientist, member of the Royal Society, friend of John Ray ; ex- 
tracts from Ray's letters ; Jessop's scientific publications ; more 
recent history of Broom Hall ; other nearly related families of the 
name in Yorkshire ; early home near Sheffield of the Pilgrim Fathers 
of New England ; Francis, son of Richard Jessop, a member of the 
Rev. John Robinson's Church, and goes with him to Holland ; York- 
shire men who came to America, some of whom were at Stamford, 
Connecticut, with John and Edward Jessup r-2i 

Additional Statements by the Rev. AugustJis Jessopp, D.D. : — early 
English history ; further account of the Broom Hall family ; Francis 
Jessop, the Puritan, returns from Holland to England ; aids Dowsing 
in his official visitation of the Suffolk churches ; history of his fam- 
ily ; record of the Jessopps of Thurmscoe ; Jessops in the Enghsh 
counties of Derby, Notts, and Dorset; reasons for supposing the 

xii Contents. 

children of Francis, the Puritan, may have come to America ; 
opinion as to the derivation of the family name ; further historical 
items 22-30 


Early emigrants of the name ; Mr. Jessope, secretary of Lord Saye and 
Sele; early history of John Jessup, of Stamford, Conn., and South- 
ampton, New York ; later families of Thomas of North Carolina, 
William of Maryland, William of New York and Ohio, and John of 
Southern New Jersey, whose records are given in the Appendix . 30-33 


Its derivation; prevailing orthography in the United States; varied 
orthography in early British and American records; present use as a 
local name in the United States 33-40 



Edward Jessup of Stamford, Conn., 1649: — record of sale of land in 
Fairfield made by him in 1653 ; settlement of Fairfield in 1639 and 
Stamford in 1641 ; probabilities of kinship between John and Ed- 
ward Jessup, and that both were Yorkshiremen ; removal of Edward 
to Middleborough (Xewtown) N.Y. ; subscribes to fund for purchas- 
ing lands of the Indians; other real estate purchases; appointed 
magistrate; unwillingness of English on Long Island to submit to 
the Dutch ; Jessup sent to Boston for aid and advice ; aids the Dutch 
in defending New Amsterdam against the Indians in 1655 ; the In- 
dians threaten him with vengeance, as shown by the sworn declara- 
tion of witnesses ; his petition to Governor Stuyvesant for permission 
to erect a tide-mill; lawsuits in Connecticut courts; unexplained 
reference to "the widow Whitmore of Stamford" as Jessup's 'moth- 
er;" he subscribes to bounty for killing wolves ; Governor Stuyves- 
ant's letter demanding the tithes ; names Jessup with others as 
delinquent ; Connecticut in 1662 again claims Long Island ; the 
Dutch sheriff arrests Christie for treason; Jessup and others attempt 
a rescue; Laurenson's letter to the Governor denouncing them as 

Contents. xiii 


traitors : disputes between the Dutch and English referred to the 
home governments ; English conquest of New Netherlands in 1664 ; 
Jessup removes to Westchester 1662-1663 ; appointed magistrate 
there by Connecticut ; represents the town in the Hempstead Assem- 
bly in 1665; again magistrate in 1664; the Jessup and Richardson 
purchase of West Farms ; copy of the Indian deed ; the Duke's 
laws ; other references to Jessup in Westchester records ; copy of 
his patent for the half of West Farms in 1666 ; his death soon after 
the purchase ; further history of the West Farms property ; passes 
into possession of Thomas Hunt ; the heirs of the patentees divide ; 
Hunt obtains a new patent ; dispute with Richard Morris ; sale in 
1884 of a portion of the old property; present condition and descrip- 
tion of Hunt's Point and the family burial-ground ; James Rodman 
Drake a connection of the family and a resident at the Point ; copy 
of Jessup's will ; persons named in that document ; was he twice 
married ; names of his children ; his widow marries Robert Beacham 
and removes to Bankside (in Fairfield) Conn. ; record of the settle- 
ment of a legacy in Jessup's will ; sale of his Newtown estate ; 
Beacham's history ; record of agreement between the settlers of 
Bankside and the General Court of Connecticut ; location of the 
home lots of the settlers ; further items of Beacham's history and his 
previous marriage ; his death ; copy of his will ; letter of Elizabeth 
Beacham to her son-in-law Thomas Hunt, Jr. ; record of sale made 
by Edward Jessup* to his brother-in-law Thomas Hunt, Jr.; was 
"Joseph," the husband of Hannah Jessup,^ the same as Joseph 
Lockwood the son-in-law of Beacham ; EHzabeth Beacham's deed of 
gift to Edward Jessup* her son, and the probable date of her death 41-72 

Elizabeth Jessup, the wife of Thomas Hunt, Jr. : — Thomas Hunt of 
the Grove Farm and his son Thomas ; the history and family record 
of the latter to be found in the Appendix 72-74 

History of Edward Jessup,'^ of Fairfield Conn.: — record of final 
settlement with Thomas Hunt, Jr. ; curious account of his being wit- 
ness at a trial for witchcraft in Fairfield, in 1692 ; removes to Stam- 
ford about 1720 ; sells his homestead to his son Edward ^ ; his death 
in 1732 ; copy of his will; his widow dies in 1747 ; provisions of her 
will ; place of burial of both with inscriptions on their tombstones ; 
names of their children ; history of the son Ebenezer ; family records 
of the daughters, Elizabeth (Smith), Hannah (Reynolds), Abilena 
(Darhng), Deborah (Stevens), and Sarah (Dibble); sketch of the 
son-in-law, Jonathan Dibble, and his descendants the Valentines and 
Varians 74-88 

xiv Contents. 




Capt. Edward^ ofGreett's Farms : — purchases his father's homestead 
in 1721 ; copy of deed; the Green's Farms " Common •, " Capt. Ed- 
ward's business enterprises ; inscriptions on his tombstone and on 
that of his wife ; was the first to spell the family name with one " s " ; 
his seven children ; his will 89-94 

Capt. Edward^ s^ daughters, their history, families, and descendants : — 
Sarah, wife of Stephen Wakeman of Green's Farms (copy of Wake- 
man's college diploma, Wakemans of Westport and Southport) ; 
Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Couch of Green's Farms (Staples, Banks, 
Cottrill, and other families) ; Mary, wife, ist, of John Morehouse, 2d, 
of Jeremiah Sturges, 3d, of Lieut. Samuel Taylor of Green's Farms 
(Morehouse, Sturges, and Taylor families) ; Abigail, wife of Dr. John 
Allen of Fairfield (Taylor, Fairchild, Stewart and other families) 94-108 

Capt. Edward'' s ^ sons, their history and families : — Blackleach *^ of 
Wilton ; his three wives and nineteen children ; his revolutionary and 
subsequent history; his negro slaves; Dr. Ebenezer*^ of Green's 
Farms ; his three wives and eleven children ; his medical practice ; a 
surgeon in the Revolution; property destroyed by the British; his 
negro slaves 108-116 

Capt. Edward'' s ^ grandchildren (children of his sons) : — Joseph* of 
Wilton; James Edward ^^ of Virginia; Blackleach, Jr.," of Wilton; 
Benjamin 85 of New York city; Mary, wife of Abijah Abbott of New 
York city ; Sarah, wife of Jesse Ryder of Sing Sing, N. Y. ; Esther, wife 
of Dr. Tompkins Close Delavan of Michigan ; Henry ^^ of Michigan ; 
Isaac ^* of Illinois ; Major Ebenezer"" of Westport, Conn., and his 
business career ; Arete, wife of Dea. Joseph Hyde of Green's Farms ; 
Eleanor, wife of Elizur Wood of New York city; Sarah, wife of 
Joseph Baker of New York city ; Abigail, wife of Eliphalet Swift of 
Westport, Conn.; Edward"* of Saugatuck (Westport) ; Mary Ann, 
wife of George Asahel Clarke of the Island of Cuba .... 1 16-145 

Capt. Edward's^ great-grandchildren {children of his grandsons): — 
Sarah Stebbins, wife of the Rev. John Noyes Hayden of Schodack, 
N. Y. ; Benjamin"* of New York city, and copy of his letter to 
Gen. T. S. Jesup ; Major-Gen. Thomas Sidney"* of Washington, 

Contents. xv 

D.C., and his military career ; Samuel Blackleach "' of Kentucky, and 

a letter addressed by him to his daughter; WiUiam Wilson i" of 
Kentucky ; Mary, wife of Moses Raymond of Ballston, N.Y. ; Lydia, 
wife of John Dunning of Wilton, Conn.; WiUiam ^^- of Wilton; 
Aurilla, wife of Hiram DeForest of Frankhn, N.Y. ; John Edward '^o 
of Michigan; Isaac MulF^^ of Michigan ; Ehzabeth, wife of Walter 
S. Eames of Utica, N.Y., and her literary career; Mary, wife of 
Major Wm. J. Lewis, British army; John Schermerhorn^'^ of Illi- 
nois ; Catalina, wife of Harvey Warren of New York city ; Edward 
Henry ^59 of Illinois ; Margaret Ann, wife of Henry A. M. Benedict 
of Utica, N.Y. ; Maria, wife of John J. Beardsley of Illinois; WiUiam 
Henry "s of Westport, Conn.; Edwin "'^ of Summit, Wisconsin; 
Charles "8 of Westport, Conn.; Francis Wright"" of Westport; 
Angeline, wife of Edward M. Morgan of New York city ; Colonel 
Ebenezer"3 of Southport, Conn 146-184 

Capt. Edward'' s^ later descendants : — Charlotte Eunice, wife of Joseph 
N. Walker of New York city; Sarah Stebbins, wife of John B. 
Staats of Castleton, N.Y. ; Lucy Ann, wife of Col. L. Sitgreaves, 
U.S.A. of Washington, D.C. ; Mary S. E., wife of Lieut. James 
Blair, U.S.N, ; Jane Findlay, wife of Major A. S. Nicholson, U.S.N. ; 
James Edward 2^' of Kentucky ; Ann O'Neil, wife of George W. Lane 
of Kentucky; John Friend ^^^ of Kentucky; Virginia E., wife of 
Oscar F. Danforth of Kentucky; Sarah Francis, wife of J. H. Hol- 
lingsworth of Kansas ; Caledonia Osborn, wife of M. C. Talkington 
of Texas ; William Houston 2*0 of Kentucky ; Louisa, wife of Dr. T. 
B. Gunning of New York city, and Dr. Gunning's professional ca- 
reer ; Elizabeth C, wife of James Reed of Ohio ; Charles OdeU ^si 
of Newark, N.J. ; Mary Ann, wife of Charles Scribner of Wisconsin ; 
Jane Mull, wife of Henry V. D. Mull of Stephentown, N.Y. ; John 
Heni-y2G4 of Michigan; Jacob Schermerhorn ^ee of Michigan; An- 
drew S.267 of Michigan; Wm. Burr^^z of New York city; James 
R.293 of New York city ; Edwin 2" of Kansas ; James B.soo of Minne- 
sota; Richard M.^m of New York city; Morris K.^os of New York 
city; Francis W.^" of Brooklyn; Kate J., wife of D. A. Tandy of 
Kentucky 184-202 

xvi Contents. 




Joseph^ of Stamford: — his family pedigree and armorial bearings; 
his general character and business ability ; removal with his sons 
to the "Nine Partners" patent in Dutchess Co., N.Y., about 1744; 
various purchases of land made there ; sale of property and removal 
of the family to Albany, 1764-1771; at the Revolution he goes to 
Montreal, and dies there in 1778 ; his sons friends of Sir Wm. Johnson 
and the Colonial officials ; Ebenezer subscribes to the support of 
St. Peter's church, Albany; the city council grant land, etc., to the 
brothers ; the New York Governor calls attention to the unsettled 
public lands; the Jessups engage in large transactions in these lands ; 
means necessary to obtain titles to lands ; grant by the Governor 
to Ebenezer Jessup and others of 7,550 acres, and again of 4,100 
acres, both in Luzerne ; 40,000 acres granted a company represented 
by the brothers ; copy of Indian deed of the last grant : the Totten 
and Crossfield or Jessup's purchase of 800,000 acres on the upper 
Hudson; its history and the voluminous records connected with it 
on file in Albany ; the brothers locate at Jessup's Landing ; their 
lumbering and other business ; traditional exploit of leaping the river 
at Jessup's Falls ; destruction of their property in the Revolution ; 
local names which perpetuate their memory ; statements of Colonel 
Butler and Dr. Holden as to their history and manner of life ; their 
stanch loyalty to the English crown ; their part in the Revolutionary 
struggle as given by Colonel Stone in "Johnson's Orderly Book," 
and by General Rogers in " Hadden's Journal," with many accom- 
panying documents; copy of the New York Bill of Attainder which 
stripped them of their property and kept them in exile; the distin- 
guished company with which they were associated; destinations of 
the banished loyalists ; their losses, and rehef granted by the British 
Government 203-233 

JosepJCs^ children, their further history and fatnilies : — Major Edward 
of Prescott, Canada; the city of Prescott laid out by him; lands 
granted him and the men under his command ; various commissions 
held by him, the patents of which are now in possession of the 
family; goes to England to prosecute claims for losses; coat of arms 
granted the family in 1788; certificate of General Burgoyne to his 
loyalty; curious challenge to a duel from Levi Allen, then also in 
London; Captain Joseph of Brockville, Canada; copy of bond 

Contents. xvii 


given his cousin Blackleach Jesup; his career; Colonel Ebenezer 
of India; goes to England in 1783 with his son to prosecute claims 
for losses; his family join him there in 1787; letter of his daughter 
Leah, in 1786, from Quebec to friends in Stamford, Conn.; letters 
from his daughters Leah and Sarah, from England, in 1789, 18 14, and 
1816, to friends in America, with valuable family history; comments 
on the above letters • . . . . 234-247 

Joseph's 9 grandchildren, their history and families : — Abigail, wife of 
James Walker (surgeon) of Canada, with record of her descendants ; 
Edward of Prescott, and official positions held by him; Henry James 
of London, who marries a daughter of the Earl of Strathmore; 
strange career of his wife's step-mother; his commission as "Search- 
er of Customs" at Cape Town, South Africa, 1798; visits America, 
dies there in 1806, and buried in Stamford (Stanwich), Conn.; in- 
scription on his tombstone ; his son sells land in Canada ; copy of 
the deed; Leah, wife of Thomas Boileau of Calcutta; returns to 
England, a widow, in 1806 ; interesting statements as to family his- 
tory made by her in 1838; her children, — Judge Boileau of Madras, 
Major-General Boileau of London, etc., and their career in the Eng- 
lish Civil Service ; Sarah, wife of the Rev. Dr. Maddy of Somerton, 
England; her descendants, — Admiral Hewett of the British navy, 
and others; Ehzabeth, wife of Alexander Wright of India; returns 
to England in 1819, visiting America on the way home . . . 248-262 

Joseph^ s^ great-grandchildren (children of his grandsons), their history 
and families: — Edward of Prescott, Canada, donates land for a town 
cemetery; inscription on his tombstone ; James of Brockville; official 
positions; notice of his death; Dr. Hamilton D. of Prescott; his 
official commissions, Collector of the port, etc.; Anna Maria, wife of 
Edwin Church of Prescott; Eliza, wife of Ormond Jones of Brock- 
ville, and sketch of the life of Mr. Jones ' . 262-270 



yonathan'"- of Greenwich :~- l{\s history and family record; his 

widow marries Timothy Knapp of Greenwich and dies aged 93 . 271-272 

Jonathan's ^^ children, their history and families, with descendants 
of datighters : — Jonathan of Greenwich; Amos of Greenwich; 
Nathaniel of Greenwich, a soldier in the Revolution; Deborah, 

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wife of David Brown of Greenwich; Samuel of Stamford ; Silvanus 
of Somers, N.Y. ; Phebe, wife of George Dibble of Stamford (Stan- 
wich), her son Dr. Jonathan Dibble, the loyalist, and her very numer- 
ous descendants of the names of Dibble, Waring, Feeks, IngersoU, 
Smith, Cooper, etc 272-283 

Jonaihati's'^^ grandchildren {children of his sons), their history and 
fdjnilics : — Jonathan of Greenwich, his widow and children remove 
to Ohio; James of Bridgewater; Anna, wife of Jeremiah Randall of 
Bridgewater (Randall, Treat, and Beach families); Ebenezer of 
Greenwich, a Revolutionary Pensioner; Edward of New York city; 
Gershom of Greenwich; Timothy of Greenwich; Peter of Greenwich; 
Hannah, wife of Peter Lockwood of Greenwich; Sarah, wife of 
Daniel Lockwood of Stamford ; Mary, wife of William Peacock of 
Greenwich; John of Stamford; Joseph of Stamford; Sarah, wife 
of Wilse Webb of New York city; their son Isaac Webb, the great 
shipbuilder, with a sketch of his life by his son William H. Webb; 
Jorum of New York city; Jonathan of Stamford; Hannah, wife of 
Samuel Hoyt of Cayuga Co., N.Y. ; George of Beaufort, N.C.; 
Phebe of Somers, N.Y. ; Abigail, first wife of Amaziah Mead of 
Ontario Co. ; Abraham, of Delaware Co.; Benjamin of Somers 283-303 

Jonathan's ^^ great-grandchildren {children of his grandsons), their 
history and families : — Samuel of Greenwich; Joshua Beal of St. 
Louis, Mo. ; Jonathan Trumbull (Rufus Allen Lockwood) of Indiana, 
his varied career, full sketch of him by Governor Booth of California, 
and others, lost at sea in 1857 on board the steamship "Central 
America;" Julius Augustus of Missouri ; Ann Eliza, wife of William 
F. McCan of Kentucky ; Sarah Jeannette, wife of Jeremiah Howell 
of Indiana; Betsey, wife, ist, of John Fenn, 2d, of David Hawley of 
Brookfield, Conn. ; Lucy, wife, ist, of John Williams, 2d, of David 
Viditoe, 3d, of Stiles B. Curtiss, of Connecticut; Hannah, wile of 
J. B. Turner of Newtown; Abigail, wife of Levi Beach of Harwin- 
ton; Jonathan of Bridgewater; Ebenezer of New York city; Rheua 
Skelding, wife of Dr. Charles Marsh of New York city ; Isaac 
Knapp of New York city; Mary Ann, wife of Frederick Lockwood 
of Greenwich ; Samuel of Greenwich (son of Peter) ; Jonathan of 
Greenwich ; John Philander of Saratoga Springs, N.Y. ; Samuel 
of Brooklyn ; Sarah Seikins, wife of Ira A. Clark of New York city ; 
Juha Ann, wife of James M. Clarke of La Porte, Ind. ; Sally, wife of 
Edwin Buxton of Stamford ; Maria, wife of Joseph D. Warren of 
Stamford; William of Stamford; George of Stamford; Susan, wife, 
1st, of Isaac Gee, 2d, of Henry Gilbert of Kentucky; William of 

Contents. xix 


Colchester, N.Y. ; Benjamin T. of Brooklyn, sketch of his life; 
Sarah, wife of J. B. Patterson of Walton ; Julia, wife of Elon C. 
Galusha of Rochester; Louisa, wife of Edwin C. Wright of Lock- 
port; Sally, wife of Edward Finch of Somers; Abigail, wife of 
Charles C. Hatch, New York city ; Amy, wife of John N. Crosby 

of New York city ; Alexander, of Westchester Co 303-337 

Jonathan' s ^^ later descendants, bearing the names of Jessup, Lock- 
wood, Terhune, Burns, Welton, Morgan, Bogert, etc 337-346 



I. John Jessup of Southampton, N. Y. 

Earlier generations : — John ^ Jessup and his children ; John, son of 
John,^ extract from his will, his children ; Isaac and Henry, grand- 
sons of John,i and their families ; John and Deacon Thomas, great- 
grandsons of John,^ and their families ; John, Henry of Quogue, 
Zebulon, and Samuel of Florida, N. Y., great-great-grandsons of 
John,^ and their families 349-353 

Later generations : — Isaac of Goshen, N. Y., Matthew of Southampton, 
Judge WiUiam of Montrose, Penn., Daniel of Florida, N. Y., their 
families and descendants 354-355 

Additional records: — Nathan or Nathaniel of Richmond, Mass., his 
children and descendants in Westfield, Mass., Philadelphia, Penn., 
and elsewhere. Ancestry of the Misses AHce and Phebe Cary ; 
Stephen of New Jersey (1735), perhaps the son of Isaac of South- 
ampton, N. Y. ; John and Isaac, sons of Stephen of New Jersey, 
who go to Ohio, with full records of their families 355-35^ 

II. Thomas Jessop of North Carolina. 

Earlier generations : — Thomas * Jessop and his family ; Thomas son 
of Thomas 1 ; his three wives ; full copy of his will ; his twelve chil- 
dren 358-361 

Grandchildren of Thomas i: — Hannah, wife of Joel Willis of Ohio, 
and her numerous descendants bearing the names of WiUis, Thorn- 

XX Contents. 


burg, Hiatt, etc. ; Joseph of North Carolina and his descendants in 
Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, Oregon, etc. ; Thomas of Indiana and his family ; 
Timothy of Indiana and his family ; William of Indiana and his family ; 
Caleb of North Carolina ; Jacob of Indiana and his descendants ; 
Jonathan of York, Penn. ; his early history ; his account of the battle 
of Guilford Court House, in 1781 ; his mechanical skill ; sketch of his 
active life ; his family 361-367 

Great-grandchildren of Thomas^ : — Thomas of Indiana, and his chil- 
dren ; Isaac of Indiana, and his children ; Nathan and his children ; 
Edward of York, Penn., and his family 367-368 

III. William Jessop of Maryland. 

William^ Jessop ; his life and character ; his family record ; William, son 
of William,'- his children and the descendants of his daughter Arietta, 
wife of George Ward ; Nicholas, son of William,^ and his children ; 
Charles, son of William, 1 and his descendants; William, grandson 
of William,^ and two of his children ; Joshua, grandson of William,* 
and his five children 369-373 

IV. William Jessup of New York and Ohio. 

William 1- Jessup of Tompkins County, N. Y., and his family. Children 
of Williajn,^ viz. : William of Cleves, Ohio, and his five children ; 
James of Newfield, N. Y. ; Chloe (Mrs. Smith) of Watkins, N. Y. ; 
Mary (Mrs. Willson) and her five children ; John of Cayuga County, 
and his children 373-374 

V. The Jessups of Southern New Jersey. 

John^ Jessup of Burlington County and his two children ; John, son of 
John,* and his three children. Grandchildren of John^ : — James 
and his children ; Sarah, wife of Joshua Lord, and her children ; John 
and his children. Great-grandchildren of John "^ : — John, James, 
Joseph, West, Isaac Wilkins, Sarah, wife of Joseph Borton, William, 
and Charles, with records of their respective families. Later genera- 
tions : — George W. of Camden and his family 375-377 

Contents, xxi 



Pedigrees of this branch of the Hunt family, as found in Bolton's " His- 
tory of Westchester, N. Y.," and in the " Genealogy of the Hunt 
Family ; " conflicting and uncertain records ; Thomas Hunt of the 
Grove Farm and his children as named in his will ; Thomas, Jr., the 
eldest son, the husband of Elizabeth Jessup of West Farms, N. Y. 378-379 

Thomas Hunt, Jr. , of West Farms and Htitifs Point : — The his- 
tory of this family continued from page 74 of Chapter First ; county 
records in which the name of Thomas, Jr., occurs ; names of his eight 
children ; his son-in-law John Leggett ; his son Thomas and his 
children 379-381 

Grandchildren of Thomas of Huttfs Point : — Thomas who died in 1749 
and his family, with the descendants of his daughter, the wife of 
Wilkie Dodge of Cowneck, Long Island, bearing the names of Sands, 
Prime, Ray, Coster, Jay, etc. ; Augustine of New Jersey and the 
families of three of his sons 381-382 

Great-grandchildren of Thomas of Hunt's Point : — Thomas of Hunt's 
Point, b. 1729, and his family ; Jesse of Westchester County and his 
children ; Ward of Westchester and his children 383-384 

Later generations : — Dr. Joseph of Seneca County, and his family ; 
Hon. Montgomery of Utica and his family; Thomas Joshua of 
Michigan and his children ; Hon. James Bennett of Michigan and 
his children ; Justice Ward Hunt of Washington, D. C, and his 
children 384-387 




Broom Hall, near Sheffield, England Frontispiece 

Arms of Richard Jessop of Broom Hall 8 

Map of Hunt's Point (the Jessup and Richardson Patent) . 56 

Photograph of Major Ebenezer Jesup 128 

Residence of Major Jesup 133 

Photograph of Major-General Thomas S. Jesup 148 

Photograph and Autograph of Morris K. Jesup 200 

Arms granted to Col. Ebenezer Jessup 203 

Pedigree of Joseph Jessup and his Family - . . . 203 

Photograph of James Jessup 263 

Photograph of Dr. Hamilton D. Jessup 267 

Seal and Autograph of Major-General Jesup 148 

Seal and Autograph of Major Edward Jessup 234 

Seal of Henry James Jessup 253 

Fac-simile Autographs also of 

Augustus Jessopp, D.D 28 

Edward Jessup of West Farms 47 

Edward Jessup of Fairfield 80 

Capt. Edward Jesup of Green's Farms 93 

Major Ebenezer Jesup of Westport 128 

Dr. Ebenezer Jesup of Green's Farms 171 




COULD the early settlers of this country have fore- 
seen the earnest desire which so many of their 
descendants of the present day would have to trace out 
their ancestry on the farther side of the ocean, they would 
doubtless have left behind them the necessary data. As 
it is, a hint here and there, or a few items of circumstan- 
tial evidence, more or less trustworthy, is all that remains 
in many cases by which to connect the emigrant ancestor 
with the source of his European origin. The difficulty 
is increased by the fact that many of the emigrants 
of two hundred and fifty years ago were poor, or were 
younger sons, and left no estates behind them, however 
small, which would have secured the preservation of 
their names upon the records. And not a few, leaving 
the old country without permission of the government, 
for obvious reasons concealed both their names and 

2 yesstip Genealogy. 

When, in the summer of 1879, Mr. Morris K. Jesup 
was in London, he casually called at a Heraldry office, 
and inquired about the genuineness of a coat-of-arms 
which had been in the possession of his family, and in 
more than one of its branches, for more than a century. 
It proved to be the arms of the Broom Hall Jessops, of 
Yorkshire." An attempt was then made to trace the 
connection, if any, between this family and Edward 
Jessup of Stamford, Connecticut, and of West Farms, 
Westchester County, New York, who came to New Eng- 
land with the first generation of the settlers. Eventually, 
in 1 88 1, the matter was placed in the hands of the late 
Col. Joseph L. Chester, an American residing in London, 
whose researches during a period of more than twenty- 
five years had contributed more to the English history of 
Anglo-American families than those of any other person 
then living. He prosecuted the work for one year only, 
when it was interrupted by his sudden death in 1882, be- 
fore he had prepared a final report. This brief period was 
too short for the completion of the proposed work, but 
Colonel Chester's exceptionally favorable opportunities 
enabled him, notwithstanding, to cover a very wide field 
of research. Although unsuccessful in his quest for any 
person of the required name known to have come to 
America before 1649, his letters, and the memoranda 
found among his papers — which were at once forwarded, 
through the courtesy of his literary executor, George E. 
Cokayne, Esq., of the College of Arms — contain some 
things that may be of service should the search ever be 
resumed. " I have never attempted," he writes, " to work 

" See Burke's Encyclopedia of Heraldry. 

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up the pedigrees of the EngHsh Jessops, but I have been 
in the habit of collecting everything that I have come 
across of the name, wherever I have found it in Parish 
Registers, and that is in almost every county in England ; 
though predominating perhaps in Yorkshire, Notts, and 
Lincolnshire." " My collections with direct reference to 
the early New England settlers, being the accumulations 
of nearly a quarter of a century, are now so enormous that 
it always takes me several weeks — on an average about 
six — to go through them, and transcribe the entries of 
any particular name." Later he reports : " I have now 
exhausted the resources in London, where the great bulk 
of the public records of the whole country are deposited. 
I have every Jessop will proved here from 1383 to 1700. 
So far, within your period, although the Johns'" are com- 
mon enough, there is scarcely an Edward among them. 
I have also obtained all the Jessop wills from the York 
Registry, and am getting those registered in Lincoln. 
So far I do not get the slightest trace of your ancestor. 
I am steadily accumulating from various parts of the 
country, all that my correspondents can give me about 
the Jessops in their respective districts." Later he com- 
menced an examination of the Kent County records at 
Canterbury, as many of the early emigrants to New Eng- 
land were from this county, but failing to find anything 
of importance, he writes in what proved to be his last 
letter : " I am inclined to the opinion that if we find your 
ancestor at all, it will be in the North of England^ 
And here the matter must rest, for the present at least, 

« John jESSUPof Wethersfield, Conn. (1637) and Stamford (1641), was included 
in the search. 

4 yessiip Genealogy. 

with the hope that as the English records are becoming 
more and more accessible, the birth and parentage of our 
common ancestor will be relieved from the obscurity 
which now surrounds them. Probably no portion of New 
England history has been more thoroughly studied than 
that which has reference to the origin of the first gen- 
erations of the settlers. Every name and date and item 
of record has been subjected to the closest scrutiny, and 
the interest in the subject has deepened with the lapse of 
time. The growth of the nation has begotten in the 
descendants of the founders an increase of admiration 
for the fathers, and a readiness to grant the very humblest 
of these pioneers their full share in the success which has 
been achieved. 

Colonel Chester's memoranda include abstracts of 
thirty-six wills of residents in twelve English counties, 
derived from the records of the Prerogative Court of Can- 
terbury in London, besides a number of administrations 
connected with the name, between the years 1555 and 
1672. There is also a list of thirty-two Jessop wills from 
the records of the Consistory Court at Lincoln, with 
dates from 1600 to 1652, and about seventy-five names 
from the Parish Registers of the same county. There is 
also a portion of the wills registered in York, which 
Colonel Chester was carefully examining at the time of 
his death. His practised eye and skilful hand are needed 
to arrange these crude materials and draw out their sig- 
nificance, and little more can be done here than to testify 
to his industry during the twelvemonth of his research, 
and to express the hope that some one may complete the 
work he had so vyell begun. The family name is pretty 

Researches in England. 5 

well distributed throughout the whole extent of the Brit- 
ish Isles, where it is much oftener found than in the 
United States ; but the North of England appears to have 
been the main centre of distribution, as very many of the 
families now located elsewhere may be traced to this por- 
tion of the kingdom, as well as the larger proportion of 
those who bear the name in the United States. 

Colonel Chester's notes are not sufficiently full to de- 
termine the social position of the families named, but a 
majority of the wills examined by him and which were 
registered in London two centuries back, show that the 
testators belonged either to the yeomanry or to the gentry 
class, with here and there a proprietor of very considerable 
estate ; while not a few were doctors of physic, doctors of 
the law, and clerks, or clergymen. Burke's " Encyclopedia 
of Heraldry " records prominent families of the name in 
the counties of York, Dorset, and Derby ,'^ — the latter 
originating in a still older family long resident in Long- 
ford County, Ireland. An interesting copy or reprint of 
the " London Times," dated the 22d of June, 1815, and 
now in possession of the writer, announces the great vic- 
tory at Waterloo, and includes in the list of wounded 
" Major Jessop, Assistant Quarter-Master General." The 
name appears at Rotherham, in Yorkshire, certainly as 
early as the time of Edward the Sixth (1547). In the 
English " Proceedings in Chancery," as published, and in 
our public libraries, the name is first noticed in the reign 
of Queen Elizabeth (i 558-1 603). And from that time 

« William Jessop, whose sons constructed the first public railway in 
founded the Derby County family, was England. — Gillespie's Manuel of Road- 
the distinguished engineer who, in 1789, Making. 

6 yessup Genealogy. 

onward it occurs with increasing frequency in public 
records and contemporary history, including at the pres- 
ent time men of position and influence in both Church 
and State, — members of the gentry, as well as of the 
yeomanry class, graduates of the universities, magis- 
trates, and members of parliament and of the learned 

The earliest traditions of the family w'hose American 
pedigree is about to be given, are so closely associated 
with Yorkshire as the probable home of its emigrant an- 
cestor, that some mention of what is known about the 
early history of the best know^n Yorkshire family of the 
name, will not be found out of place in these pages, es- 
pecially as some of its members were actively in sympathy 
with the Pilgrim Fathers of New England, whose Eng- 
lish home was also in the vicinity of Sheffield. Nothing 
of the kind is known to have existed in the case of any 
other family of the name. 

The pedigree of this family is given in the " Herald's 
Visitation of Yorkshire" (1665-1666), published by the 
Surtees Society. The more essential portions of this 
pedigree are given below, with additions from Col. Joseph 
L. Chester's transcript from the Parish Registers of Work- 
sop, and from Yorkshire wills. Hunter's " Founders of 
New Plymouth," the "History of Hallamshire," " by the 
same author, and other authentic sources furnish ad- 
ditional material. 

° Hallamshire, the History and Topog- work contains (pp. 361-371) much of in- 

raphy of the Parish of Sheffield in the terest as to the families of Jessop and 

County of York, by Joseph Hunter, F. Swift, with a pedigree of the two allied 

S. A., 1819 ; enlarged edition by the Rev. families and their respective armorial 

Alfred Gatty, D.D., 1869. This large bearings. 


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Richard Jessop,'' having come into possession of Broom 
Hall and the patronage of the parish of Sheffield, by right 
of his wife, Anne Swift, the daughter of Robert Swift of 
Rotherham, secures the grant of a coat-of-arms, July 13, 
1575, which was subsequently used by the Broom Hall 
family of the name. A record of it may be found in 
Burke's " Encyclopedia," and it has recently been verified 
at the College of Arms in London. It is described in 
heraldic terms as follows : " Barry of six argent and 
azure^ on the first nine mullets gules^ three, three, and 
three. Crest : a dove standing on an olive branch proper'.' 
In plain English : A shield with six transverse bars, alter- 
nately silver and blue, the silver bars each with three red 
stars. The dove and olive branch are "proper," that is, 
of their natural colors. The endorsement of the patent 
is: "Granted, 13 July, 1575, to Richard Jessop, of Broom 
Hall, in the parish of Sheffield, co. York," and signed by 
" William Flower, Norroy King-at-arms." * 

A coat-of-arms identical with the above has been in 
possession of, and used by the descendants of Edward 
Jessup in America, in their various and widely separated 
branches for certainly a century, and probably much 
longer; though at this late day, and in their failure with 
certainty to trace the English lineage of their ancestor, 
they are unable to claim more than a presumptive right to 
its use. This presumptive right, however, is of interest 
to them, in that it emphasizes the very commonly received 
tradition of the Yorkshire origin of the family. And this 
tradition is further confirmed by the fact that the Canadian 

° Hunter (" Hallamshire," p. 368) says the orthography of the name in the time of 
this Richard was " Jessoppe." 
* See engraving. 

8 yessitp Genealogy. 

branch of the family — loyalists during the Revolution of 
1776 — obtained in 1788 a grant of arms from the same 
College of Arms in London, in which the arms of Hyde 
of Norbury are quartered with those of Jessop of Broom 
Hall, though in connection with certain specified "differ- 
ences," as in such cases was customary." In the second 
generation in America (1692), there was an alliance with 
the Hydes of Fairfield, Conn., who claimed connection 
with the Clarendon-Hydes of England, descendants of the 
Hydes of Norbury. 

Richard Jessop, in his pedigree, it will be noticed, took 
no pains to go further back than his father, William Jes- 
sop, of Rothcrham ; and the first date he gives is that of 
the will of his mother, which suggests that the father, as 
well as the son, had bettered his fortunes by alliance with 
an heiress. 


I. William Jessop, of Rotherham, m. Emotte, dau, of John Charles- 
worth, of Treeton, Esq. Her will is dated 10 Feb., 1569 ; proved 1570. 
His will, in which he styles himself "of Treeton," which was near Rother- 
ham, is dated 12 Dec, 1557, and proved 26 April, 1558, at York. His 
bequests are : " To my wife Emotte one third of all my goods ; the farm 
wherein I now dwell to my wife for life for bringing up of my children, 
and after her death to my sons Richard or Lawrence as she may appoint." 
He also mentions his daughters, Emotte and Agnes. 

Four children : — 

2, Richard, of Broom Hall, eldest son. 

3. Lawrence, living in 1580; m. Elizabeth Teasdell, 30 Nov. 1612, and 

had baptized: (i) Margaret, 161 3, d. 161 4; (2) Elizabeth, 1615, 

<» See chap. iii. 

13 July, 1575. 

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probably m. Richard Clayton, 1634; (3) John, 1618-19, died young; 
(4) Gertrude, 1621 ; (5) Johti, 1623-4; (6) William, 1626; (7) Anna, 
1629; (8) Sarah, 1633, possibly m. John Stacie, 1655. 

4. Emotte, mentioned in her father's will. 

5. Agnes, m. Nescy. 

2. Richard Jessop, of Broom Hall in Sheffield, married Amie, born 
1531, being aged 27 years, 5th and 6th of PhUip and Mary [the date of 
her father's death], died in 1567, eldest daughter of Robert Swift of 
Rotherham. His will was dated 8 Oct. 22d of Elizabeth (1580), and proved 
22 April, 1581, by Francis Wortley, his executor. He was buried at Shef- 
field, 26 Nov., 1580. 

He had five children : — 

6. William, eldest son, and heir of Broom Hall. 

7. Richard, second son, living in 1575, who with his brother Francis 

succeeded to his father's estates. 

8. Francis, third son, living in 1575 ; m. Frances White, 24 Jan., 1604-5 

(Worksop Parish Registers), and in 1625 was living in Leyden, 
Holland. (Of him more farther on.) 

9. Susan, d. 1575. 

10. Margaret, m., 15 Sept., 1582, Thomas Symcocks, Esq., a justice of 

the peace for the counties of Nottingham and Somerset. 

6. William Jessop, of Broom Hall, eldest son of Richard,^ was 13 
in 1575 ; buried 8 Sept., 1630. His first wife was Margaret, daughter* of 
Sir John Atherton, of Atherton, County Lancaster. She was married at 
Sheffield, 21 Jan., 1582, and buried there 26 April, 1585. 

By this marriage were two sons : — 

11. WoRTLEY, eldest son and heir. 

12. George, of Brancliffe, in the parish of Anston, Esq., b. at Broom 

Hall 29 May, 1584; a barrister of the Middle Temple; will dated 
4 Sept., 165 1 ; proved 28 Sept., 1653. He was buried at Sheffield 
17 Nov., 1 65 1. He m. Martha, dau. of Edward or Thomas Good- 
rich, of East Kirby, County Lincoln, and had eleven children : — 
(i) Richard, who survived his father, but of whom nothing further 
is known. 

(2) George, of Brancliffe ; m. and died without children. 

(3) Francis, also of Brancliffe, who by his will (1676) conveyed that 

estate to his relative Francis Jessop, of Broom Hall [grandson 
of his uncle Wortley]. 

10 Jessup Genealogy. 

(4) Ann Laughton ; (5) Elizabeth, wife of William Cressy ; (6) Mary 
Marshall J (7) Sarah Smith; (8) Gertrude Macqueenj (9) Mar- 
garet; (10) Dorothy ; (11) Martha. 

The "second wife of William Jessop^ was Anne, daughter of Lyon 
Goodrich, Esq., living 5th James I. (1608). By her he had two 
daughters : — 

13. Margaret, who m. ist, Humphrey Savage, of North Lees in the 

parish of Hathersage, gent., and 2d, William Young, Esq., whom 
she m. at Sheffield, 27 July, 1646. 

14. Ann ; m. Thomas Eyre of High Low in the parish of Hathersage. 

II. Wortley Jessop, of Scofton, near Worksop, eldest son of Wil- 
liam 6 of Broom Hall; born 13 April, 1583; marriage settlement dated 
30 of Jan., 5th of James L (1608). His will was dated 13 April, 161 5. 
He was lost at sea," and his will proved 27 May, 161 7. He married 
Catharine, second daughter of Thomas D'Oyley of London, M.D., by 
whom he had two children : — 

15. William, only son. 

1 6. A daughter who m. Wade, of Nottingham. 

15. William Jessop, of Broom Hall, heir to his grandfather Wil- 
liam,6 aged four years in 1614; his will dated i April, 1641. He died 
soon after, and was interred at Sheffield on the 15th of the same month. 
By his first wife, Mary, daughter of Stephen Bright, Bart., to whom he was 
married at Sheffield, i Feb., 1 630-1, and who was buried there 13 May, 
1 63 [6?], he had three children : — 

17. Wortley, bap. at Worksop, 13 Aug., 1633; d. young. 

18. William, bap. at Worksop, Oct. 1634; d. young. 

19. Esther, buried at Worksop, 21 Jan., 1632-3. 

The second wife of William was Jane, daughter of Sir 
Francis South, of Kelstrom, County Lincoln ; marriage settlement dated 
4 June, 1637. She was buried at Sheffield, 10 Oct., 1675. ^y ^^^ he 
had: — 

" He wasdrowned in 1617 coming from Ireland where he had purchased lands, and 
the writings were also lost. — Hunter's Hallamshire, p. 368. 

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20. Francis, eldest surviving son and heir. 

21. William, a posthumous child ; bap. at Sheffield, 1641 ; buried 1647. 

22. Anne, bap. at Sheffield, 24 June, 1640. 

20. Francis Jessop, of Broom Hall, Esq., and F.R.S., heir of William 
Jessop,i5 aged 27 years, 16 Sept., 1665; his will dated 10 April, 1688, 
and buried at Sheffield, 3 April, 1691. He married Barbara, daughter of 
Robert Eyre, of High Low and of Holme Hall, Esq., son of Thomas Eyre 
and Anne Jessop, in 1675. [His wife was his second cousin.] By her 
he had : — 

23. William, eldest son. 

24. Francis, second son ; Rector of Treeton ; bap. at Sheffield, 19 Sept., 

1668 ; d. unmarried, and buried at Sheffield, 25 May, 1728. 

25. Francis, d. young. 

26. Richard, d. young. 

27. Jane, wife of Marriott Pett, of the County of Essex, Esq., b. 27 

Nov. 1667. 

28. Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Burton, M.A., Vicar of Halifax, b. at 

Sheffield, 11 Oct., 1671 ; m. there, 20 April, 1700. 

29. Anne, b. at Sheffield, 30 Oct., 1674 ; d. unmarried, and buried at 

Sheffield, 23 Oct., 1740. 

30. Barbara, wife of John Bright, of Bannercross and Chesterfield ; bap. 

at Worksop, 28 April, 1679; m. 4 March, 1701. 

23. William Jessop, eldest son and heir of Francis Jessop 20 j bap. 
at Sheffield, 22 Feb., 1664-5; ^ Bencher of Gray's Inn; one of his 
Majesty's justices of the peace of Chester, and Treasurer of the Alienation 
Office; M.P. for Aldborough. He died at Broom Hall, 15 Nov., 1734, 
and was buried in the parish church at Sheffield. He married Hon. Mary 
Darcy, daughter of James Darcy of Sedbergh Park, County York (son of 
James Darcy of the same place, sixth son of Conyers, Lord Darcy), who 
was created Baron Darcy of Navan in the Kingdom of Ireland, 172 1, with 
remainder to his grandson, James Jessop. She died 17 June, 1737, and 
was buried by her husband. They had : — 

24. James, only son, d. in his father's lifetime. 

25. Barbara, eldest dau., bap. at Sheffield, 20 Nov., 1697; m. there, 

3 Sept., 1723, to Andrew Wilkinson of Boroughbridge, M.P. for 
Aldborough, and principal store-keeper for the Ordnance, who d. 
1784. She d. February, 1768, leaving issue. 

12 yessup Genealogy. 

26. Isabella, bap. at Sheffield, 30 July, 1701 ; m. there, 12 Oct., 1721, to 

John Eyre, of Hopton, County Derby, son of Sir William Eyre, of 
High Low. She d. July, 1738, leaving issue. 

27. Mary, d. unmarried. 

28. Bertha, bap. at Sheffield, 25 Dec, 1704, d. unmarried; buried 

November, 1781. 

24. James Jessop, Baron Darcy, succeeded to his grandfather James 
Darcy, Baron Darcy, but died unmarried, 15 June, 1733, aged 26 years. 
The eldest branch of the family in the direct line became thus extinct. 

Broom Hall and its proprietors deserve a more ex- 
tended notice than has already been given, and Mr. 
Hunter adds many interesting particulars. 

The origin of the name of the estate is obscure. 
" Brome," as it is sometimes spelled, Colonel Chester says 
is a corruption of " Broom." Some centuries before 
this property came into possession of even the Swifts, 
Robert de Ecclesall — himself the last of his name — 
mentions in his will " lands which he had in Brom ; " and 
the designation has at least the merit of antiquity. 

At page 361 of Mr. Hunter's book is a wood-cut of a 
portion of the old residence (a rear view of the most 
ancient portion), suggestive of a large rambling pile of 
buildings to which many additions had been made 
from time to time. English dwellings, it will be recol- 
lected, are commonly built of durable materials intended 
to withstand the storms of centuries ; and these ancient 
stone walls have not a little history connected with them. 
Our author says of the Hall : — 

" This respectable old mansion is a little to the north of the 
Porter [brook], and about a mile west of Sheffield. It is a low 
building embowered by trees. The part of it represented in the 
engraving is of an age not later than the time of Henry VIII. 

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The Jessops added to the original structure during the time it was 
in their possession. The modern part [now (1886) nearly a cen- 
tury old] was built by the Rev. James Wilkinson, Vicar of Shef- 
field, who resided in the Hall of his maternal ancestors during 
nearly the whole period of his incumbency. It was here that in his 
character as magistrate he was accustomed to administer justice, 
and once suffered from the popular displeasure. In the year 
1 79 1 Broom Hall was attacked by a nest of misguided and 
thoughtless people, who set fire to the house and much damaged 
the library, which had been collected by Mr. Wilkinson's great- 
grandfather, Francis Jessop, Esq., one of the earliest members of 
the Royal Society. Around the house lay a beautiful estate, 
richly cultivated, well watered and well wooded, which descended 
in a right line to Mr. Wilkinson from many ancestors." 

To return to the early history of Broom Hall. Mr. 
Hunter states that John Wickersley (Wycherley ?), who 
styled himself as of Broom Hall, Esq., devised the prop- 
erty in 1528 to his son Nicholas, whose only daughter, 
and the last of the family, married Robert Swift the 
younger, son of Robert Swift, gent., of Rotherham. By 
this marriage Robert Swift the younger became possessed 
of Wickersley, Broom Hall, and various other estates, 
making the Hall his principal residence.'^ Swift also 
obtained the tithes of Ecclesall, Heeley, and Hallam, and 
to him and his brother, William Swift, was granted in the 
thirty-sixth year of Henry VIII. (1544) the advowson of 
the church of Sheffield. A variety of estates had thus 
concentrated in the only daughter of Nicholas de Wick- 

" Vicar Wilkinson was the son of An- five brothers. He died in 1805, but none 
drew Wilkinson, M. P. and Barbara, sister of the family left descendants. 
of James Jessop, Lord Darcy, mentioned * A copy of the Swift arms, quartered 
in the pedigree already given of the with those of Wickersley, is now before 
Broom Hall family. He was Vicar of the -WTiter. They bear the motto, " Fes- 
Sheffield many years, surviving all of his tina lente," — make haste slowly. 

14 yessup Genealogy. 

ersley, the wife of Robert Swift, a portion of which came 
to Richard Jessop through his niarriage with Anne, the 
eldest of the three daughters" of Robert Swift. On the 
partition of the estates of the latter in 1561, Jessop 
received Broom Hall, as well as other property. The 
ecclesiastical grants made to the Swifts passed eventually 
into the hands of the Jessop family, and thence by inheri- 
tance to the Wilkinson and Cell families, by whom they 
have since been administered. In a list of the vicars of 
Sheffield, beginning with the year 1558-1559, and ending 
with 1 85 1, it will be noticed that the first was presented 
by William Swift, the twelve following by the Jessops, and 
those which follow by the heirs of the latter. Of these 
clergymen, some certainly, like the Rev. Thomas Toller 
( 1 597-1 635) were Puritans, and in 1662, at the restoration 
of Charles II., among the two thousand clergymen who 
refused to submit to the terms of conformity and re- 
signed their benefices, are included the Vicar of Shef- 
field, the Rev. James Fisher, and his three assistant 
ministers, Edward Prime, Matthew Bloom, and Rowland 

The burial place of the Jessops, patrons of this church 
(now Trinity Church), is at the north end of the chan- 
cel, and many of them are there interred. But one memo- 
rial of the family is in sight at the present time, and this 
of Judge William Jessop (i 664-1 734) and his wife, the 
Hon. Mary Darcy, which is accompanied by the quartered 
arms of Jessop and Swift as follows : — 

° It may be well to note that of the Sir Francis Leake, whose grandson was 
other two daughters of Robert Swift the the first Earl of Scarsdale. These mar- 
younger, Mary married in 1558, Francis riages explain the occurrence of certain 
Wortley, and her sister Frances married names in the Broom Hall pedigree. 

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" Quarterly i and 4 Jessop 3 Barry of six argent and azure on each 
piece of the first 3 mullets gules : 2 and 3 Swift ; Or, a chevron barry nebu- 
lae argent and azure between 3 roebucks courant proper." 

Judge Jessup was " principal law adviser of the minis- 
try in the reign of Queen Anne, in which the Duke of 
Newcastle held the office of Lord Privy Seal. Many of 
his communications at this period may be found in the 
Harleian MSS. 2,262." He represented Aldborough in 
Parliament at the time of his death, as he had done for 
many years, having been elected nine times. In 1 764 he 
became Commissioner of the Alienation Office, and in 
1728, second Judge of Chester. He also obtained an 
Irish peerage for his son, who died before him, as already 
noticed in the pedigree. His younger brother, Francis, 
was brought up to the church and was Rector of Treeton, 
but he had many and great eccentricities. He published 
some sermons, and it is he of whom Mr. Guest, in his 
" History of Rotherham " (page 446), speaks as a '' known 
favorer of the Puritans ; " for which offence he was for a 
time suspended by his bishop. An epigram in circulation 
about that time, in reference to him, is quoted by Mr. 
Hunter, a part of which is as follows: — 

" In double offices he serves the Lord, 
To fight his battles and to preach his word ; 
And double praise is to his merits due, 
Who thumps the cushion, and his people too." 

This was the retort of a neighboring rector, whose clas- 
sical inscription for Lord Molesworth's dog-monument 
Jessop had ingeniously parodied. 

Another Francis Jessop, of an earlier generation, a 
great-uncle of the Francis just mentioned, and youngest 

1 6 yessup Genealogy. 

son of George Jessop of Brancliffe, is not unknown to 
science. He was one of the earliest members of the 
Royal Society, and much acquainted with literary men 
of the day. John Ray, the distinguished scientist, was 
his frequent guest at Broom Hall. In one of his letters 
to Martin Lester (1668), he thus refers to Jessop: " Prox- 
ima statio fuit Sheffeldia in comitatu Eboracensi. Ibi a 
vetere amico D. Jessop perbenevole exceptus sum, in cujus 
aidibus etiam-num diversor."" In another letter he refers 
to him again : " Ego ex quo hue veni, partim physicis 
partim mathematicis studiis memet exercui ; siquidem D. 
Jessop mathematicis imprimis delectatur, in quibus non 
contemnendos sane progressus fecit." * 

Francis Willoughby, the friend of John Ray, in the 
preface to his " Ornithologia," makes grateful mention of 
the assistance he had received from Mr. Jessop, " who 
sent us the descriptions and cases of many rare birds, 
and discovered and gave us notice of many species there- 
about [near Broom Hall], which he knew not before to 
be natives of England." And Willoughby afterward 
associates Jessop with Ray, Skippon, and two other gen- 
tlemen as executors of his will. 

Mr. Hunter mentions but one work of Francis Jessop. 
It is a pamphlet bearing the imprimatur of Lord Car- 
bury, President of the Royal Society, dated November 3, 
1687, and entitled, " Propositiones Hydrostaticas ad illus- 

«» My next stopping-place was Shef- * From which place I came hither for 

field, in the county of York. I was there the study, partly of natural science and 

most kindly received by my old friend partly of mathematics ; since Mr. Jessop 

Mr. Jessop, at whose house I still am takes especial pleasure in mathematics, 

lodging. — Ray's Philosophical Letters, in which he has truly made advances not 

Dereham, 1718, p. 30. to be despised. — Ibid. p. 31. 

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trandum Aristarchi Samii Systema destinatse et quaedam 
phaenomina nature generalia."* 

In the " Transactions of the Royal Society " are several 
of his communications, namely: On Fairy Rings; on the 
Damp in Mines ; on Subterranean Fungus ; on an Un- 
known Mineral ; and an account of a medical case at 
Sheffield. Several of Mr. Jessop's letters may be found 
in the Ray Correspondence, which show both his love 
for natural science and his attachment to the severer 
study of the mathematics. 

Mr. Jessop took a leading part in the concerns of the 
parish of Sheffield. 

The more recent history of Broom Hall can be given 
in few words. Its last owner of the name, Judge William 
Jessop, had daughters only, and the Rev. James Wilkin- 
son, his grandson, was the last of the family to occupy 
the Hall. He bequeathed it to his cousin, Philip Cell, 
of Hopton, and the estate afterward passed by sale into 
the possession of John W^atson, Esq., of Shircliffe Hall. 
Among the papers of the late Colonel Chester is a note 
from Sir Henry E. Watson, the present owner of the 
property, to the Rev. Alfred Gatty, D.D., in answer to 
inquiries about the Hall, in which he states, under date of 
April 20, 1 88 1, -that "the old Hall is now divided into 
three good dwelling-houses. The back parlors are in 
the time of Elizabeth and well worth seeing."'^ 

"Propositions in Hydrostatics, de- see Hunter's "Hall amshire," pp. 237, 254, 
signed to illustrate the System of Aris- 263, 268, 2S5, and 361-371. Also Guest's 
tarchus of Samos, and certain general " Rotherham " (1S79), P- S^S, for some- 
phenomena of Nature, thing additional as to the Swifts. A large 

* For further particulars as to Broom amount of both curious and interesting 

Hall and the families of Jessop and Swift, information may there be found. 

1 8 yessup Genealogy. 

Through the politeness of William B. Esam, Esq., who 
occupies the more modern portion of the Hall, we are able 
to furnish a view of the building as it now is." In a letter 
dated " Broom Hall, Sheffield, Oct. 25, 1886," he says that 
the sketch in Hunter's " Hallamshire " is " a rear view of 
the original Hall, which is in almost the precise condition 
as when the sketch was taken," — before 18 19 certainly. 
This part is in the extreme background of the picture, 
and is the part that dates back three hundred years 
and more. One of the two dwellings into which it is 
now divided " is furnished throughout almost with good, 
old oak furniture, while in front is a sun-dial over the 
door." It was in this part, doubtless, that Francis Jessop 
the scientist entertained his friend John Ray. " The 
surrounding estate," Mr. Esam adds, " has been built 
upon, but only handsome villa residenqes have been 
allowed, with a considerable area of grounds to each, so 
that the distinctive features of the old spot are interfered 
with much less than one would think, having regard to 
the proximity of the property to the town." The most 
prominent portion of the building as seen in the picture, 
and which the writer calls " modern," itself dates back to 
the beginning of the present century. 

That there were other families of Jessops in the vicinity 
of Sheffield besides that of Broom Hall, elder branches 
possibly of one original stock, is shown by the parish 
records. The name was by no means uncommon from 
the times of Elizabeth onward. The pedigree just given 
shows that the descendants of Lawrence Jessop, the 
younger brother of Richard of Broom Hall, were numer- 

" See frontispiece. 

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ous, although no Edward is recorded among them. It is 
noteworthy, also, that the larger number of those of the 
name who have come to America within the present 
century, or since the Revolution of 1776, have hailed from 
Yorkshire. It cannot fail to be noticed further that in 
the Broom Hall family, all of the three sons not only 
lived in the midst of that Puritan element of the EngHsh 
Church which ultimately began the settlement of New 
England, but were themselves in sympathy with it. 
Scrooby, the very cradle of the New England Puritans, 
was in Nottinghamshire, near the borders of Yorkshire 
and Lincolnshire, and not far from Sheffield. 

This was the home of the Rev. John Robinson's church, 
to which belonged the Bradfords and Brewsters and 
others, names famous in New England history. This 
church emigrated to Holland in 1608, and a portion of 
it, in 1620, crossed the Atlantic and became the Pilgrim 
founders of New Plymouth.'' William Jessop of Broom 
Hall, the eldest of the brothers, in 1597 or 1598, presented 
to the vicarage of Sheffield the Rev. Thomas Toller, a 
well known Puritan divine. His son, Wortley Jessop of 
Broom Hall, seems also to have been a Puritan. Richard 
Jessop, the second brother, in 1593, named as super\-isors 
of his will this same Rev. Thomas Toller, and with him 
the Rev. Richard Clifton, another Puritan preacher, who 
went also to Holland and died there. Francis Jessop, 

° In Richard Mather's journal of the that had lost a good living because of his 

voyage from England to Boston in Amer- non-conformity, and wished us all well." 

ica, he states that " While lying, on ac- A note adds that he was the father of 

count of bad winds, in Milford Haven [on Constantine Jessop also a non-conformist 

the coast of Wales], Mr. Jessop came to minister. — Young's Chronicles of the 

see the Christians bound for NewEngland. First Planters of Mass. Bay, p. 457. 

He was a grave and godly old man, one Brook's Lives of the Puritans, iii. 375. 

20 yes sup Genealogy. 

the third brother, sold his estates in Tilne and went to 
Amsterdam with Clifton, and afterwards is heard of at 
Leyden in 1625, where he was a member of Robinson's 

Neither Robinson nor Jessop were of the party who 
were on board of the Mayflower, but it is quite evident 
they intended soon to follow them. In 1625 Robin- 
son dies at Leyden, and a letter dated November 30 of 
that year is forwarded to the Plymouth colonists, an- 
nouncing his death. This letter is signed by Francis 
Jessop" (who perhaps wrote it), Thomas Nash, Thomas 
Blossom, Roger White, and Richard Maisterson, and they 
refer to their strong desire to join their brothers in Amer- 
ica. All these are New England names, Jessop much 
the less common, and for the reason that the emigrant 
ancestors of this name settled finally either in the vicinity 
of what is now New York city or on Long Island. Two 
of John Robinson's sons came to this country, and 
Thomas Blossom also came, and was an ofificer in the 
church at New Plymouth.* As to the families of Richard 
Jessop and of his brother Francis (presumably Robinson's 
brother-in-law), the pedigree is silent, and is concerned 
only with the entail of the Broom Hall estate. In any 
case, however, there is certainly space for a reasonable 
conjecture that both Edward Jessup and John Jessup, 
both of whom belonged to the first generation of set- 
tlers in Stamford, Connecticut, were in some way con- 
nected with those of their name in Yorkshire.^ A writer 

" Mass. Hist. Coll. 4th S. i. 155 (Life ^ Mass. Hist. Coll. 3d S., xi. 346, con- 

of John Robinson). tains the following paragraph from cer- 

** Mass. Hist. Coll. 4th S.,i. 157. tain manuscript records of the Long^ 

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in the " N. E. Gen. Register" (vol. x. pages 357-358) 
notes the fact that Rev. Richard Denton, who accom- 
panied the first settlers of Stamford on their removal from 
Wethersfield, Connecticut, had been a preacher at Hali- 
fax in Yorkshire, England, and that another preacher, 
then at Wethersfield, was born at Edgton in the same 
English county ; while quite a number of the Stamford 
famines besides those of Denton and Jessup bore well 
known Yorkshire names. This conjecture is further 
heightened by the fact that the judicial district where 
Edward Jessup lived on his removal from Stamford, and 
where he was one of the original and most prominent 
settlers, was known as the " North Riding of Yorkshire," 
and letters of the family are still on record dated " York- 
shire " referring to Westchester county. New York, where 
Jessup died. 

Since the above was written, the following communi- 
cation has been received from the Rev. Augustus Jessopp, 
D.D.,''the well known antiquarian, respecting the English 
history of the family, which throws much additional light 
upon the whole subject, and cannot fail of being read with 
great interest. 

Little, etc., Parliaments found in this ° Augustus Jessopp, D.D., was bom 

country, and published by the N. Y. Hist, in 1824, at Cheshunt, Herts, and is now 

Society. "On Monday, 19 Jan., 1656-7, Rector of Seaming, East Dereham, Nor- 

certain persons were examined under oath folk. He is a graduate of Cambridge 

charged with a design upon the Lord Pro- University, and received his D.D. from 

tector's Life, etc., before Francis White Oxford. He is an author and writer of 

and William Jessop, Esqrs., two of his wide reputation and a distinguished anti- 

Highness's Justices of the Peace for the quarian, best known to the American 

liberty of Westminster. Mr. Secretary public by his frequent papers on topics 

informed the Parliament on the above connected with Histor}' or Sociology in 

date of these facts, and 13 Feb. prox. a the " Nineteenth Century Magazine " and 

day of thanksgiving was appointed for the other English periodicals, 

22 Jesstip Genealogy. 

A family whose name was spelled in a dozen different ways, 
from Gisop to Jessoppe, was domiciled in the south of York- 
shire from early times. In the 15th century they seem to have 
been land-owners and of the gentry class in the neighborhood of 
the important towns of Rotherham, Doncaster, and Sheffield. 
They were already important people in this district when the 
1 6th century opened, and had allied themselves by marriage with 
the ancient family of De Vesci," a branch of which have still 
lingered about this part of the county down to these times. One 
branch of the Jessopps had settled in the county of Nottingham 
before this ; and there were some of the name in Lincolnshire, and 
I think in Derby, during the reign of Henry VIII., descendants 
of which branch are now by far the most flourishing and wealthy 
bearers of the name. 

Some time during the first half of the i6th century, Richard 
Jessoppe of Rotherham, gent, married Anne, eldest daughter of 
Robert Swift, of Broom Hall, near Sheffield, and obtained with 
her this estate and a large fortune besides. This marriage was 
what is popularly described as the foundation of the Jessopp 
family, — that is to say, it gave them a chance of showing what 
stuff they were made of. The race proved itself worthy of its 
possessions, and the estate of Broom Hall was handed down from 
father to son for seven generations, and only passed to possessors 
of another name at the death of William Jessop of Broom Hall, 
without heirs male, on the 15th Nov., 1734. Meanwhile from the 
parent stock at Broom Hall there grew up offshoots of the same 
family, descended from the younger branches ; and these estab- 
lished themselves in other parts of Yorkshire, in Nottinghamshire, 
Lincolnshire, and Norfolk. The Norfolk branch are descended 
from Francis,^ third son of Richard Jessopp by Anne Swift. He 
inherited the estate of Tilne at his father's death, in 1581. This 

« See Burke's "Encyclopedia" as to * It was this Francis Jessop who went 

this family. Also Hunter's " Hallam- to Holland with the Rev. John Robinson ; 

shire," p. 496, and Guest's " Rotherham," and Robinson's wife is thought to have 

p. 23. been a sister of Frances White. 

Researches in England. 23 

estate he sold to his brother William. On the 24th January, i6oi 
he married Frances White at Worksop. I much doubt whether 
he ever did emigrate to America. O71 the contrary I believe him 
to have returned to Englaiid from Holland after Robinsojis death, 
and to have settled on the borders of Suffolk and Norfolk in the 
neighborhood of Beccles, a district which more than once has 
been a favorite refuge for those who in East Anglia were ill- 
affected to the dominant religious views and discipline of their 
time. By Frances, his first wife, he became father of Jonathan " 
Jessopp, who became Rector of Colkirk, in the county of Norfolk, 
in 1627, and continued to hold the living without molestation 
through all the time of the Commonwealth. This indicates that 
he was a sympathizer with the Puritan party. 

Francis Jessopp lost his wife Frances some time in 1636, and 
on the 27th March, 1637, he, as a "widower of Beccles, gent." 
had license to marry Susanna Chubbs of Horsham, spinster, by 
whom he had a second family. In 1643 he was undoubtedly 
associated with Dowsing* in the detestable vandalism which so 
ruthlessly and senselessly obliterated an enormous number of 
works of art, monuments, and historical memorials, throughout 
the county of Suffolk. That means that the man was a wild 
fanatic, swayed by passion, not by reason, and liable to make the 
sentiments of hate and ferocity, rather than love and charity, 

" " Jonathan " is a common name in daj-s of James I., so that it was with 

the present history. See chap. iv. difficulty they escaped the country and 

^ Dowsing, in the days of the Com- took refuge in Holland. (See White's 

monwealth (1643), was appointed Parlia- "Journal of William Dowsing;" new 

mentary Visitor of the Suffolk churches, edition, Ipswich, England, 1SS5.) 
and in that capacity ordered the removal It is of interest here to compare with 

of many crosses, paintings, carvings, etc., the above a statement in " Pepys's Diary," 

which in his judgment encouraged super- 31st Jan., 1667-68. Referring to the 

stition rather than genuine religion. Jes- English Commissioners of accounts, he 

sop is said to have aided him in the adds : " They have Mr. Jessop their 

matter, and it is easy to see that this secretary; and it is pretty to see that 

exhibition of zeal without knowledge was they are fain to find out an old-fashioned 

helped rather than hindered by his vivid man of Cromwell's to do their business 

remembrances of the way in which he and for them, as well as the Parliament to 

his co-religionists had been harried in the pitch upon such for Commissioners." 

24 yessup Genealogy. 

become the guiding forces of his so-called religious creed. Never- 
theless, this Francis Jessopp seems to have prospered in this world. 
He had by his second wife three sons, Thomas, Richard, and 
Samuel, each of whom is described as " gent," in the parochial 
and other documents that I have met with during the latter half 
of the 17th century, and they all held land and other property 
(which in the aggregate was considerable) in the county of Nor- 
folk, within five miles of the parish in which I am now writing. 
Of Thomas Jessopp, " of East Dereham, gent," I know little, 
except that he was born in 1638; for his name occurs in a docu- 
ment of the date of 1678, in which he is described as " aetatis 40." 
Richard, the second son, had a considerable estate hereabouts ; 
but he lived at Fakenham (about fifteen miles off), and seems to 
have been the man of business (possibly family solicitor) to the 
Lord Townshend, of Rainham, and to other of the wealthy people 
in that neighborhood. His descendants came to an end in the 
male line about the middle of the last century, and the last 
of them, Francis Jessopp, was buried at Swanton Morley (a 
village about five miles from Dereham) in February, 1749, aged 
6^ years. A monument to him is still to be seen in the Church, 
surmounted by the arms and crest of Jessopp of Broom Hall. 

Samuel, the third son of Francis Jessopp, the iconoclast, was 
a very successful physician in the county of Norfolk. Of his first 
wife I know nothing; but in 1675, he, being described as " Samuel 
Jessopp, widower, M. D., of East Bradenlaw" (Norfolk), married 
Maria Cooper, of Mileham, spinster. By this second wife he had 
a daughter, whom he named after his mother, Susanna, and a son 
whom he named after his father, Francis. His stock, too, came 
to an end in the male line by the death of his grandson, Richard 
Jessopp, without issue, about 1750. 

To return to the Broom Hall parent stock. The family to 
which I myself belong can trace its descent with perfect certainty 
up to Roger Jessopp, of Thurmscoe," county York, who was resi- 

" "I have all the entries from the as I write. The earliest is of the date 
Thurmscoe Parish Registers at my elbow 1635, when Ralph Gissopc was buried. 

Researches in England, 25 

dent, with his wife, as a man of substance in 1638. My grand- 
father remembered Thurmscoe Hall as it was when he was a 
child. His father, however, had become reduced in circum- 
stances and the son had to make his own way in the world. 
He succeeded by great energy and considerable ability, but he 
made the enormous mistake of marrying his first cousin, Catha- 
rine, daughter and heir of Rev. John Sympson, whose mother 
was Anne Jessopp, sister of my great-grandfather, Thomas Jes- 
sopp, the last possessor of Thurmscoe Hall. I call this an enor- 
mous mistake, because I am informed that my grandmother was 
afflicted with attacks of nervous irritation, amounting almost to 
insanity, from which her progeny was likely to suffer, and has 
suffered accordingly. I believe that a tendency to this excessive 
cerebral irritation has appeared in our race from time to time 
during all the three centuries that I have been able to trace its 
fortunes, exhibiting itself sometimes in mere eccentricity, some- 
times in violent outbreaks of temper, sometimes in such senseless 
and furious fanaticism as Francis, the iconoclast, surrendered him- 
self to in Suffolk, and for which his namesake, Francis Jessopp of 
Broom Hall, was notorious in 1682,^* sometimes in other direc- 
tions on which I need not dwell. I am so firm a believer in 
heredity that I set these things down as a caution to those of 
my name who are .of the same blood as myself. 

The Jessopps have never been deficient in brain power, but 
they have in my opinion all along been lacking in nervous vigor. 
They seem at all times to have been weak on the emotional side, 
too highly strung and impulsive ; and while they seem generally 
to have been tall, more than ordinarily handsome, with never a 
taint of blood, such as comes out in the more common heredi- 
tary maladies, they never seem to have been men and women 
big of bone and of rugged, muscular frames, without which I do 

In 1638, Alice, the daughter of Roger " He is described as " a known favorer 

Gissop and Mary his wife, were baptized, of dissenters." See Guest's " Rother- 

etc." — Letter of Dr. Jessopp, 2d Feb., ham," p. 446, and Sir John Reresby's 

1883. Diary by Cartwright. 

26 yessup Gejtealogy. 

not believe that any family can make a great place, or at any rate 
keep it for long when made. 

The fortunes of the Broom Hall family may be read in Hun- 
ter's " History of Sheffield," where a pedigree" of the family is to 
be found. The pedigree is very incomplete, and the account of the 
family might be considerably added to ; but this would entail a 
much larger expense than it is worth any one's while to incur, 
and would really involve and necessitate that an expert should 
take up his residence in Yorkshire for several months and devote 
himself to the necessary researches. This is not tanti. Such re- 
searches would doubtless lead to further discoveries as to the 
fortunes of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Jessopps, all off- 
shoots of the same stock. As I have said, the Derbyshire Jessopps 
are much the most properous bearers of the name, but I am told 
that there are now Jessopps at Sheffield, who know nothing of their 
ancestry, who are getting very rich by hardware manufacture. I 
know nothing of them. 

With regard to the Dorsetshire Jessopps,* I believe they be- 
long to a different stock, or if not that, that their connection with 
the Yorkshire family must be thrown back to very early times. 
It is hardly worth while to dwell upon them, and the less so, as 
they had apparently quite lost touch with the Yorkshire family 
before the i6th century, and were extinct before the 17th century 
was half over. 

I have a strong suspicion, amounting to a conviction, that 
the children of Francis Jessopp, the iconoclast, by his first wife 
[Frances White], did emigrate to America, and I should not de- 
spair of seeing this proved some day if a competent enquirer 
could undertake to prosecute the search regardless of expense. 
But, again I think it is not worth while, and would be a foolish 
experiment for any one to make, unless he had abundance of 
leisure, little else to live for, and more money than he knew what 

° See the pedigree already given above, this reason fell under the displeasure of 
'' Dr. Jessopp elsewhere states that Queen Elizabeth, who cleared them out 
this family were stiff Catholics, and for of the country. 

Researches in England. 27 

to do with. I cannot account for the almost entire disappear- 
ance of the issue of this first marriage except by the hypothesis 
that they all crossed the Atlantic without their father. By the 
time Francis Jessopp returned from Holland the chances are that 
he had already several children who were quite capable of taking 
care of themselves, and of one another. I think it far from im- 
probable that the Jessopps in America may sooner or later take 
up a representative position in the new country. The mixture 
of new blood, the influences of a more stimulating climate, the 
effects of such discipline of self-control and self-help as American 
institutions and American vitality afford, the much greater cer- 
tainty that the weedy and the worthless will sink, and the fittest 
will survive and come to the fore, among Americans than is the 
case among ourselves, — all these forces are likely to eliminate 
the weaker and more vicious elements in a family than here, and 
are likely to bring into prominence and relief such qualities as are 
essential to leadership. I hope it may be so. It is pleasant to 
think that we are of the same blood with men who have been not 
wholly undistinguished in ages past. It is pleasant too to con- 
nect one's self in thought with others who may rise to eminence 
hereafter, and who, if they shall not spring from our loins, yet 
will claim kinship with the same forefathers whom we delight to 
call our own. 

A word as to the origin of the name of the family. I have 
throughout used the spelling of the name which is usual with 
me, but I am by no means certain as to how it ought to be 
spelled. Nor have I much more than a faint suspicion as to the 
origin of the word. A specialist in gentile and geographical 
names might be able to throw light on the question. In the 
mean time my suspicion is that the syllable Jes, is a softening of 
an earlier Gis, which appears in such names as Cw-burn, Giss-\\\g, 
(?/^-lingham, and the old Dorsetshire name, Giss-\<^. So with 
regard to the second syllable of the name ; I meet with it again 
in such names as Work-J^/, Glos-J^/, and KX-sop, though I have 
not the least notion what the meaning of either syllable may be. 

28 yessup Genealogy. ■ 

In conclusion I stretch out across the wide Atlantic a friendly 
hand of greeting to my unknown kindred whom I shall never see 
in the flesh, but for whom I hope there may be a worthy future 
in the persons of their posterity in a not very remote future. 
May they leave us and our common ancestors far behind in every 
noble victory over ignorance and injustice and error and sin. 
May they " grow from more to more," with never one who shall 
bear our common name to bring reproach or shame upon their 
forefathers, and with some worthy records, if it may be so, of 
good work done for God and the human race whom he has 
placed in this world with a great mission, the mysterious end of 
which we cannot yet forecast or imagine. 

The Rectory, Scarning, Norfolk, 
17 September, 1886. 

In reference to the above, Dr. Jessopp adds: — 

" As to the details of it all, and all the chapters and verses, 
it would take too long time to set them all down, and hunt them 
all up again. The facts, alleged as facts, are certainly in the 
main true, and capable of complete verification." 

A letter from Dr. Jessopp, dated 2d November, 1884, 
touches upon some other points, and a few extracts may 
find an appropriate place just here : — 

" I have long believed," he writes, " and I still do believe that 
ycssopp, Jessiip, yesope, Gissop, and a number of other forms of 
the name that I have met with are only forms of the Italian 
Giuseppe, and I have some suspicion that we are originally of 
Jewish descent. I have no doubt at all that we spread from 
Yorkshire, but how we got there I dare not conjecture farther 

Researches in England. 29 

than by saying that the suddenness of our appearing among the 
notables of the county impHes to my mind that we were origi- 
nally foreign immigrants. Jewish doctors (I mean physicians), 
were constantly being slipped into the country (Jews might not 
live in England after 1290, till in the Commonwealth days they 
were tolerated once more) from time to time, and their medical 
skill was notorious over Europe. If an ancestor settled in the 
North in the 15 th century, as I am inclined to think he did, he 
would be likely to amass money rapidly, assuming him. to be 
proficient in his art." 

As to the name Edward, he writes : — 

" Among all the Yorkshire Jessopps, I have, so far as I 
remember, never come across an Edward. There was an 
Edward Jessup who wrote a little book containing a life of 
Picus Mirandola, and also a life of Pascal. It was dedicated to 
Charles, Duke of Grafton, when he was Lord Lieutenant of Ire- 
land, and was published in 1723. It is a fulsome little book. I 
infer from it that the writer was a dependant upon the Duke in 
some capacity or other. There are Jessopps, many of them, 
settled in Ireland late in the 17th century, rather well up in the 
clerical profession ; and indeed they seem to have scattered them- 
selves pretty widely by this time in many parts of England. 
They came into this county [Norfolk] about the 17th century, 
and one of them, Francis, who was certainly of Broom Hall 
stock, became a man of some position. There is no Edward 
Jessopp among the Norfolk people. Turning to the next 
county [Suffolk], I find that at Mendlesham there were some 
considerable people of the name at the beginning of the i6th 
century. An Edmund Jessopp" appears as grandson and heir of 
Henry Jessopp of Mendlesham, gent., in the 20th Elizabeth 
(A.D, 1578)." 

" Edmund and Edward are almost identical, and certainly transferable at this 
time in contemporary documents. 

30 yessup Genealogy. 

The remark of Colonel Chester given on a previous 
page as to the extreme infrequency of the name Edward 
will be recalled here. 

In review of the summary of "facts and fancies " given 
in the above section it should be noted, that in the matter 
of English research as connected with the present family 
history, actually nothing systematic or thorough has after 
all been done. Colonel Chester only begmi the work. 
What is here given has drifted, so to speak, into the 
writer's possession through many channels and at long 
intervals of time, and is put on record as valuable for 
future history. It is a matter of surprise that so much 
has already come to light. The " facts " are already many 
and important. The "fancies" even sometimes take on 
the appearance of well-nigh proven facts, enough so in- 
deed to suggest what may possibly be accomplished in 
the future when some more ambitious family historian 
shall arise to prosecute a genuine research, — one who, as 
Dr. Jessopp wittily observes — " shall have abundance of 
leisure, little else to live for, and more money than he 
knows what to do with." 


The family name however spelled {Jesup, Jessup^ Jesop, 
and Jessop), cannot be called a common one in the United 
States and Canada; but it is wide-spread, and there is 
hardly a State or Province in which there are not some 
who represent it. Some early emigrants of the name are 

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mentioned in Hotten's " Our Early Emigrant Ancestors, 
from 1 600-1 700." He records that '' Jesope ^oyner [the 
last name either a trade or family name], 22 years 
old, sailed from Weymouth bound for New England, 
20 March, 1635-6; Walter Jesop.yNe^Ntx, 21 years old, 
sailed at the same time; and Thomas Jesopp, 18 years 
old, sailed from London 2 Jan., 1634, in the merchant 
vessel ' Bonaventura ' for Virginia." The family had 
already begun to seek their fortunes in the New World, 
but no traces of the above individuals have ever been 

Among the Winthrop papers '^ is a letter dated 1 1 Dec, 
1 66 1, from Lord Saye and Sele addressed to the Connec- 
ticut Governor when in London for the purpose of secur- 
ing a charter for the Colony from Charles IL, in which 
Winthrop is referred to Mr. yessope in London for further 
information ; the writer adding, " for when we had the 
Patenne [Patent] he was our dark." Lord Saye and 
Sele was the only survivor of those who in 1631 received 
a grant from the Earl of Warwick which included Con- 
necticut. Who this Jessope was is unknown, and it is 
improbable that he ever came to this country. The first 
emigrant about whom anything is actually known was 
John Jessup, one of the -original settlers of Southampton, 
New York (1649, certainly, according to the town records, 
and possibly earlier), and was the progenitor of a large 
family, numerously and honorably represented in various 
parts of the United States. John Jessup was in Hartford 
in February, 1637, when the General Court ordered that 
the May following " Mr. Oldham's businesses and John 

» Mass. Hist. Coll. 5th S. i. 392. 

32 yessiip Genealogy. 

Jesopp's are to be handled." Oldham was a merchant ad- 
venturer who had just been murdered at Block Island by 
the Indians. Jessup was in some way associated with him, 
and his estate was to be settled by the upper house of the 
Legislature, acting as a Probate Court." Before this Jes- 
sup had been in Massachusetts near Boston, as in the ad- 
judication of a case before a court held at Newton, Dec. 
5, 1637, his name appears, and he is referred to as having 
" removed from their jurisdiction."* A reference in 
Drake's " History of Boston," p. 210, gives us still further 
information. About April i, 1637, Mr. Winthrop wrote 
to the Governor of Plymouth for advice as to proceeding 
against the Pequots in Connecticut. Mr. Winslow by 
direction of the Governor replies, and says, among other 
things : " There is one thing of ill consequence which we 
hear from Connecticut, viz : that there are some English 
there that furnish the enemy by way of trade. If you 
enquire of Mr. Jesop who came in the barke with Mr. 
Harding you may receive particular information." This 
is thought to refer to John Jessup, then in Connecticut, 
and Oldham may well be suspected to have been one of 
the traders referred to. Before 1641, John Jessup is a 
landed proprietor in Wethersfield, where his name ap- 
pears on the records as John Gossope. In the same year 
he was one of the party of twenty who with their minister 
Richard Denton, organized the new town of Stamford in 
South-western Connecticut. In 1644, Mr. Denton, with 
some of his friends, removed to Hampstead on Long Island, 
and not far from that time John Jessup had made South- 
ampton his permanent home. Denton was from Yorkshire 

" Colonial Records of Connecticut, i. 12. ^ Records of Mass , i. 218. 

Researches in America. 33 

as Mather tells us in his " Magnalia," and he ultimately 
returned there. His friends may well be supposed to have 
been Yorkshiremen, and Jessup among them. The de- 
scendants of John Jessup are probably more numerous 
than those of Edward Jessup, and it is to be hoped that 
at no distant day the complete genealogy of this family 
also will be compiled. As the record of the early genera- 
tions, continued in some of their branches to the present 
time, is soon to be given by the Rev. George R. Howell, 
of the New York State Library at Albany, in his forth- 
coming second edition of the " Early History of South- 
ampton, N. Y.," there is no occasion to attempt any 
extended pedigree in this connection. A few notes in 
reference to this family will be found in the Appendix to 
this volume, as also the records of several other families 
which have come to the writer's knowledge during the 
progress of his researches, and which have never before 
been published. These latter families are those of — 

Thomas Jessop, of North Carolina, an emigrant from Leeds, 
England, in 1722. 

William Jessop, of Maryland, who came from Manchester, 
England, before 1753. 

William Jessup, who came from Glasgow or Inverness, in 
Scotland, before 1768, and that of 

John Jessup of Southern New Jersey, whose records go back 
probably to about 1730, but whose emigrant ancestor has not 
been traced. 


34 yessMp Genealogy. 


Col. Joseph L. Chester, in a letter dated 9 July, 
1 88 1, says: " I am much interested in the origin of the 
name. At first I scouted the suggestion of Mr. Lower," 
that it was a corruption or variation, or rather Angliciz- 
ing of the Italian Christian name, Giuseppe [joo-sep-pa] 
= Joseph, but curiously enough, I have come upon several 
wills wherein the testators call themselves ' Joseph alias 
Jessop' " The wills referred to were discovered in the 
Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury in Lon- 
don. One is that of " Henry Joseph alias Jesstipp,'' of 
Penshurst, co. Kent, yeoman, dated 30 January, 1622- 
23. The signature, however, is simply ''Henry Jessiipp^ 
There is a bequest to " Onessemus Joseph, alias Jessupp, 
my brother," but the children of this brother are desig- 
nated as " Elizabeth Jessupp, Richard Jessupp, and Henrie 
Jessupp." A second will is that of " Isabel Joseph alias 
Jesope, of St. Mary at Hill, London, 23 April, 1634." 
Both " Joseph " and " Josephs " are cited as surnames in 
that very curious work, Bowditch's " Suffolk Co. Sur- 
names," Boston, 1861. The suggestion of a distinguished 
English antiquarian of the name, that the name is of Jew- 
ish origin, would seem more plausible if there were any- 
thing connected with the family, aside from the name, 
which gave color to the suggestion. Governor Stuyves- 
ant of New Amsterdam once, it is true, refers to Edward 
Jessup as " Edward Joseph;'' and one of Jessup's descend- 

" See Lower's Dictionary of Family Names, i860. 

The Family Name. 35 

ants of the present generation, resident in Wilmington, 
111., writes that his Jewish acquaintances uniformly ad- 
dress him as " Mr, Josephr The writer has himself been 
addressed in the same way. If this then be the origi- 
nal of the name, it is honored in Old Testament history 
{Yosepk, Hebrew), from its connection with the favorite 
son of the patriarch Jacob, and as the family name of one 
of the most numerous of the twelve tribes. In New Tes- 
tament and early Christian times it became popular in its 
association with the husband of the Virgin Mary, and all 
the more popular when St. Joseph became duly installed 
as one of the Saints of the Calendar. " Therewith an 
enthusiasm broke forth in Roman Catholic Europe for 
the name. All the world in Italy began to call itself 
Giuseppe!' " Spain delighted in yosef or Jose'' " Not 
to be behindhand in devotion, the Emperor Leopold 
christened his son, ' Joseph,' and thus recommended it 
to all his subjects."" 1-132193 

But by what secret alchemy was this Hebrew appella- 
tive (Yoseph = Joseph) transmuted into the patronymic 
borne by those catalogued within these pages ? How 
has the relative position of the only two vowels in the 
original name been exchanged, and its modern form as- 
sumed.? When and whence, and in what orthography 
came it into England } For if the proposed derivation be 
accepted, it certainly cannot be of Saxon origin, and in 
its present English dress or anything similar, the writer 
does not know of its having been recognized among con- 
tinental surnames. It is true that a flood of new names 
came into England at the time of the Norman conquest 

« Miss Yonge's Christian Names, p. 23. 

36 yessiip Genealogy. 

(1066), but none of this name appear on the records until 
they are found well established throughout the kingdom 
in the i6th century;" and they were doubtless there in the 
century preceding, and we know not how much earlier. 
Some of these questions must be left to the philologist to 
decide, and others to the antiquarian. It is very possible 
that when the spoken English language was the only lan- 
guage of the many, it was much easier for the Italian 
name, Giuseppe (joo-sep-pa), with its softer initial sounds 
to have become in colloquial usage " Jessup," than in the 
case of other forms of the same name.* That Italians 
found their way to England and settled there, is shown 
by history. 

Reference is hardly needed here to the fact that the 
general use of family names is of comparatively recent 
date, and that one of the more common sources of their 
origin is the Christian baptismal name of the father as 
shown in the frequently recurring patronymics, John-son, 
Richard-son, William-son, while the same names in an ab- 
breviated form — Johns, Richards, Williams — are well 
nigh as common. " Joseph " and " Josephs " have already 
been referred to, but they are far from common, — rare, 
in fact, and if the guess may be permitted, rare because 
their place was early preoccupied by that of "Jessup." 

The prevailing orthography of the name in the United 
States is " Jessup',' while other forms in use, such as 
" Jcsiip " and the older English " Jessop^' are being grad- 
ually supplanted by the first. The unifying influence of 

" See English Chancery Records. as "J," as may be seen by reference to 

'' Records arc to be searched for the pages 37 and 38. May not this fact point 
name under the initial letter " G " as well to the Italian original ? 

The Family Name. 37 

American institutions appears to control questions of 
orthography as well as language and race. 

In the early settlement of the country, while records 
were in many cases kept with scrupulous care, there was 
a most surprising amount of ingenuity or rather careless- 
ness, exhibited in the spelling of the proper names re- 
corded on their pages. The change which has taken 
place since is noteworthy. The orthography of a name 
is now the name, and in the eye of the law represents the 
person of the one to whom it belongs. 

Formerly a man's identity as set forth in the records 
depended on the ear rather than the eye. Very likely 
he could not himself spell his name, and the clerk who 
undertook to do so for him made use of a system of phon- 
etics intended to represent what the owner of the name 
thought the correct pronunciation; sometimes, however, 
at each subsequent writing forgetting what the letters 
were which had previously been used, and often in the 
same document, at each repetition indulging in some new 
arrangement of the consonants and vowels. 

" Jessup " has an advantage over many names, in this, 
that however it may be varied, it is not easy to conceal 
its identity. Occasionally a masterpiece of phonetic spell- 
ing will occur, as when in the records of Wethersfield, 
Conn., about 1637, we find ''John Gossope "for John 
Jessup, while his namesake figures in the " Connecticut 
Colonial Records," vol. i., p. 412, as ''Edward Gishop',' 
this last being the exact phonetic representative of a pro- 
nunciation the writer has often heard. The early records 
of Stamford, Conn., have perpetuated this kind of or- 
thography by such forms as Gesseppe, Giseppe, Gesoppe, 

38 yessup Genealogy, 

Gezup, and Gishop. " Even these disguises can be pene- 
trated, and are less obscure than " Sejichioii'' for St. John, 
and *' Beacham " for Beauchamp/ The English Chan- 
cery Records (i 558-1603), already referred to, present 
the name as follows : Gessipp, Jessopp, Jessop, Jessope, 
Jcsoppe, Jesuppe, Gessopp, and Jessup, seldom twice alike. 

English Parish Registers between 1600 and 1700 (the 
only ones consulted) contain the following : Gissop, 
Jeseph [very like "Joseph "!], Gisup, Gizup, Jessop, Jessep, 
Jessapp, Jessap, Gissope, Jessoppe, Jesupp, Jesope, Jesoppe, 
yessupp, Jessup, Jesup, Jcssope, Jesop, Jesoope, Jessoope, 
Jeshup, Jesopp, Jesupp, Jessipp, Jesepe. A record entitled 
" Graduati Cantabrigiensis, 1 659-1 824," mentions four 
persons of the name between the years 1673 and 1729, 
all of whom spell the name " Jessop',' which appears to be 
one form recognized as correct by the educated class. A 
fifth name is strangely registered as " Jessapr Jessopp, 
Jessope, yessup, and yessop, are the forms now in use 
among the best English families of this name.^ 

Returning now to American records, those of Stamford, 
Conn., contain in addition to forms already mentioned : 
yissip, yeskup, yusMp, yessupp, yessuph^ yezup, and yezzup, 
these being for the most part the caprice of the official who 
made up the records ; as in documents on file containing 
autographs, the name is yessup, which is the orthography 
used by the emigrant ancestor himself. The Fairfield, 
Conn., Town Records give the name as yessop, yesop, 
yezup, yosup, yesstipy yeosup, and yesup, — this latter form 
being retained by a large branch of the family in New 

" Huntington's Stamford, p. 36. "^ Burke's Encyclopedia of Heraldry. 

* Hall's Norwalk. 

The Family Name. 39 

England, New York, and Kentucky. Jesepp occurs in 
the records of Southampton, N. Y. It must be borne in 
mind that the above variations from the approved ortho- 
graphy of the present day, about y^r/y in all, are derived 
from public records, not from autographs. They are 
mainly curiosities of the transcriber's art, or of the oblig- 
ing official who must needs invent a hieroglyphic which 
ignorance might accept by appending to it " his mark." "■ 
So long as the ear was saluted by the well known sounds 
the record was sufficient, at least until a generation should 
arise " which knew not Joseph " in such a variety of dis- 
guises. Happily for the student of family history, the 
disguise is seldom difficult to penetrate, and the march of 
modern philosophy, with its vast generalizations and uni- 
form laws, seems likely ere long to bring the name within 
the reach of Herbert Spencer's law of the "survival of 
the fittest." 

The name of Jessup is not to any considerable extent 
associated with the geography of the United States. 
There is a " Lake Jesup " in Orange County, Florida, 
named for Major-General Jesup, and a corresponding 
post office, though both names are at times spelled with 
the two s's. One or more forts also have been named 
for him, as would be natural. A lake and a river in the 
Adirondack region of northern New York, with what until 
very recently were known as " Jessup's Landing " and 
" Jessup's Falls," on the upper waters of the Hudson 
River, are reminders of the residence there of the loy- 

" A writer in the " New England Reg- in imitation of persons of official rank, 

ister," xli. 95, asserts that as far back as and suggests that the custom of our New 

the eleventh century, in the old countries, England ancestors in respect to their sig- 

some who could write signed by a cross, natures needs further examination. 

40 yessup Genealogy. 

alists of the family before the Revolution. In the list of 
post-offices for 1883 are " Jesup, Wayne Co., Geo.," a 
thriving place at the intersection of two railroads, named 
for M. K. Jesup, Esq., of New York; " Jessup, Susque- 
hanna Co., Penn.," named for the late Judge Wm. Jessup, 
of Montrose ; " Jessup's Post-office," on the Washington 
branch of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, in Mar3'land, 
sixteen miles from Baltimore, formerly called "Jessup's 
Cut," from Jonathan Jessop, the engineer, of York, Penn., 
who superintended the construction at that point; "Jes- 
sup, Parke Co., Ind.," on the Logansport, Crawfordsville, 
and Southwestern Railroad, fifteen miles north-northeast 
of Terre Haute, named for a resident (John Jessup)," whose 
house was, in the early construction of the road, used as 
a station ; " Jesup, Buchanan Co., Iowa," on the Dubuque 
and Sioux City Railroad, nine miles west of Independence, 
named for M. K. Jesup, Esq., and "Jessup, Antelope Co., 
Nebraska," said to have been named from the preceding 
office in Iowa." 

" This John Jessup removed to Parke of Long Island, N. Y., with which the 

County many years ago, we are informed, above-mentioned persons were probably 

He had a brother Silas Jessup. These connected, 
names are common in the Jessup family 



I. Edward Jessup, the emigrant ancestor of the family whose 
history is now to be given, was an Enghshman who came to New 
England prior to 1649, at which time he was already a citizen of 
Stamford," Connecticut, and owned lands in that town. Stamford 
was then under the jurisdiction of the New Haven colony. He 
may still earlier have been in Fairfield, twenty-five miles nearer 
New Haven, the capital of the colony, having landed estate there 
on " Sascoe neck,"* which he sold in 1653 to Thomas Barlowe of 
Fairfield, as shown by the following copy of record : — 

Thomas Barlowe hath purchased of Edward Jessope, one parcel of 
land in Sascoe neck, being in quantity seven acres and a half, more or less ; 
bounded on the north with the land of Thomas Staples,*^ on the south with 
the land of Roger Ludlow '^ Esqr., on the east and west with highways. 
Also one parcell of meadow at Sascoe neck, being in quantity half an acre 
and a quartre and eighte rods, more or less ; bounded on the south with 
the land of Mi : [Michael?] Fry, on the west with a highway, on the east 
with the Beach, on the north with the land of Andrew Ward. Recorded 
3 Dec, 1653. 

" Huntington's History of Stamford, <= Thomas Staples, ancestor of Horace 

p. 54- Staples, Esq., of Westport, Conn. 

* Fairfield Town Records. Book A of '^ Roger Ludlow, Lieutenant-Governor 

Deeds, p. 60. of Connecticut. 

42 yessMp Genealogy, 

The record of the purchase of this land has never been dis- 
covered, and the loss is a matter of regret, as it might throw light 
on the history of its original proprietor. It is possible that the 
needed facts were contained in the " Jurisdiction Records " of the 
New Haven colony from 1644 to 1653, which have been missing 
for more than a century and a half. 

The Town of Fairfield (Un-quo-wa) was settled in 1639 by 
Lieutenant-Governor Roger Ludlow, who removed there from 
Windsor with eight or ten families, where they were joined by 
others, from Watertown and Concord, Mass. Stamford (Rippo- 
wam) was settled three years later (1641) by a colony from 
Wethersfield. One of these settlers was " John Jessop," who 
previously to Dec. 5, 1637" had been in the vicinity of Boston, 
Mass. He finally established himself in Southampton, New York, 
about 1653,* and his descendants are numerous and widely dis- 
tributed. Whether any ties of kindred existed between the above 
John and Edward is not known. Their common interests and 
residence in Stamford, and the family name they shared, suggest 
the probability at least of a common ancestry, and such is the 
received tradition. The associations and sympathies of both were 
strongly with New England, and they may appropriately be 
classed among her pioneer settlers. The homes which they 
finally made for themselves, the one on the farther side of Long 
Island, and the other in Westchester County, New York, were still 
in territory over which jurisdiction was claimed by Connecticut, 
and at one time they both held official positions in connection 
with this colony. It was only as New York also became an 
English colony that their allegiance was compelled in another 

Long continued and persevering efforts to ascertain the Eng- 
lish ancestry of Edward Jessup have not as yet met with success. 
The researches of the late Colonel Joseph L, Chester, LL.D., who 
" elevated the study of English family history from a mere pur- 

" Shurtleff's Records o£ Massachusetts, '' Howell's History of Southampton, 
i- 218. First Edition, p. 28. 

Edward of West Farms. 43 

suit to a science," have already been narrated in the Introductory 
Chapter. We must at present be content with his latest expressed 
opinion that our common ancestor was " from the North of Eng- 
land." Family traditions sometimes refer to Wales, but more 
commonly to Yorkshire, especially to Sheffield and its immediate 
neighborhood, where many of the name in the United States who 
have more recently emigrated are known to have originated. That 
many of the first settlers of Stamford and on Long Island were 
from Yorkshire or bore Yorkshire names favors this supposition, as 
also the fact that the judicial districts on Long Island were named 
from those in Yorkshire. The one in which Jessup himself lived, 
and which he aided to establish, included, besides Hempstead 
and Oyster Bay, also the town of Westchester, where he was then 
living, and was officially known as the North Riding of Yorkshire. 
Moreover, as late as 1682, his son then in Connecticut addressed 
a letter to " Westchester, New Yorkshire." 

Edward Jessup did not long remain in Stamford, — not long 
enough, indeed, to leave much of any record behind him. When, 
in 1652, permission was obtained of Governor Peter Stuyvesant of 
the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam to establish an English set- 
tlement at the west end of Long Island, Jessup joined the party, 
and was one of the pioneers of Middleborough" (Newtown). His 
house was located on the site of that now occupied by John- 
Jacob Moore, a descendant of the Rev. John Moore, the first 
minister of the town (Presbyterian). These settlers purchased 
their lands from the Indian proprietors in 1656, paying at the 
rate of a shilling an acre, and the original list of fifty-five names 
with the amount paid by each, varying from two shillings to 
four pounds sterling, gives a good idea of the character and 
quality of the emigrants. Edward Jessup and Robert Coe, also 
a Stamford man, are the only two who paid the larger sum.* 
Jessup also purchased real estate of Jonas Halstead (a house and 
land) in Jamaica, March i, 1661, which was sold Feb. 15, 1691, 

" The Indian name of Middleborough * Newtown Town Records, 
was Mespat. Riker's Newtown, p. 13. 

44 yessup Genealogy. 

by his son Edward, then of Fairfield, Conn., to John Bowne" of 
Flushing, a Quaker. 

The settlers of Middleborough were allowed the privilege of 
nominating to the Dutch Governor and Council six citizens for 
magistrates, three of whom should be duly appointed. Jessup's 
name is in the list first sent in (1652), though he was not ap- 
pointed that year. He served, however, in 1659, 1660, 1661, and 
1662, and there are many entries in the records of the town court, 
apparently in his hand-writing, the old English script so commonly 
found in early New England records. 

Soon after the settlement of the town, the jealousy and enmity 
existing between the Dutch and the colonies of Connecticut and 
New Haven threatened to break out into open hostilities. Both 
parties claimed jurisdiction over Long Island, a claim the Dutch 
were powerless to enforce, except in that portion of the island im- 
mediately adjoining New Amsterdam, and even there the English 
settlers yielded only an enforced submission. The governor's 
attempt to interfere with their religious freedom by his efforts to 
suppress what he called " unlawful conventicles," made them still 
more rebellious. The report had been industriously circulated 
that should there be a resort to arms, the Indians had been hired 
to exterminate the English. In this emergency Middleborough 
and its neighbors, greatly alarmed, sought advice and assistance 
from New England, and appointed Robert Coe and Edward Jes- 
sup, with two from Hempstead, to proceed to Boston and present 
their case to the Commissioners of the New England colonies. No 
result appears to have been reached, but more pacific measures 
prevailed, as Massachusetts was opposed to war. The fears of 
the settlers were gradually allayed, and amicable relations restored 
between them and the Dutch authorities.* 

It was in this same year (1653) that Jessup disposed of his 
property in Fairfield, Conn,, as referred to already; and it is a 
fair conjecture that it was done at the time of his voyage to Boston. 
He and his party would naturally stop in Connecticut, on the way, 

" Jamaica Town Records. Book i. pp. 37, 119. * Riker's Newtown, p. ^fiseq. 

Edward of West Farms. 45 

for consultation with those whose interests and sympathies were 
so closely allied with their own. 

In maintaining friendly relations with the Indians, the English 
were commonly more successful than the Dutch; but on one 
occasion, at least, Jessup and two of his neighbors incurred their 
displeasure, — under the following circumstances: On the 5th of 
September, 1655, Governor Stuyvesant, with seven vessels and 
some six hundred or seven hundred men, left home on an expe- 
dition against the Swedish settlements in Jersey, to punish them 
for crowding upon what he judged his territorial rights. The 
savages, never very fond of the Dutch, took advantage of the ab- 
sence of most of the garrison, and landing at Manhattan Island 
on the 15th of September following, with sixty-four canoes and 
five hundred to eight hundred warriors (some say two thousand), 
began to plunder and threaten the town. Edward Jessup with 
\\\o of his neighbors, Henry Newton and Thomas Newton," were 
present on the night of the attack and aided in the defence. It 
is very possible that they knew of the proposed attack and gave 
warning. The Indians, at any rate, were enraged at these three 
men for defeating their project, and threatened vengeance and 
demanded their scalps.* 

The following may find a place here from Fernow's " Docu- 
ments relating to the Colonial History of New York," xiii. 41. 

Declaration as to the hostility of the Indians. 

Sep. S,*" 1665. Joseph Safford and Thomas Reed, residing at Mespadts- 
Kil [:^Iiddleborough], testify that they were this day informed by Joseph 

" Thomas Newton was one of the He may have been a kinsman of Capt. 
" five farmers " who, in 1648, settled Brian Newton, who was an English officer 
Green's Farms, Conn. In 1645 ^e repre- for many years in the service of the Dutch, 
sented Fairfield at Hartford. He owned himself also a citizen of Middleborough- 
and had the management of a vessel, and ^ New York Genealogical and Bio- 
did business both up the Connecticut river graphical Record, vii. 105. Broadhead's 
and down at Manhattan with the Dutch. History of New York, p. 607. 
He proved an uncomfortable citizen, al- <^ Mr. Fernow considers" this date a 
ways in litigation with his neighbors, and clerical error for Sept. 28 or Oct. 8. 
in 1656 was a resident of Middleborough. 

46 yessMp Genealogy. 

Fowler [and others] that some inhabitants of Gravesend had been at 
Westchester, and that the sachems of the savages had been there at Lieut. 
Wheeler's, and that they would send to the villages on Long Island to de- 
liver and place in their hands Thomas Nuton, Henry Nuton, and Edward 
Jesop, because they had assisted the Dutch in the Fort [New Amsterdam] 
during that night when the savages here did so much harm, while the 
savages had forbidden the English to bring any provisions or fuel to the 
Manhatans [the island on which New Amsterdam was built], and intended 
to burn their huts and houses in case the English would help the Dutch 
with fuel and provisions. They declare that this is true, and are willing to 
confirm under oath that they have it thus from the above-named persons. 

Signed, Joseph Safford, 

Thomas Reed. 

This was written in the presence of Mr. Lamontagne and the Burgo- 
master (Mr. Allard Anthony), and sworn before him. 

This Indian threat was not executed. 

Amid these tempestuous times, it is very evident that Jessup 
was no mere spectator; and it is equally true that he was 
prompt in looking after his own business interests. His petition 
for permission to erect a grist-mill on Wassel's Creek, although 
Governor Stuyvesant did not see fit to grant it, is a model of its 
kind. It is found on the pages of the Newtown records, and the 
original is on file in Albany. 

The petitign of your humble Supplicant Edward Jessup. 

Right Honourable and worthy gentlemen : Your humble petitioner, ap- 
prehending a way wherein he may do some service to the common weale, 
without any prejudice either to the general or any man in particular, by 
erecting or building a tide-mill in the creek commonly called Wassel's 
creek, I am bold to petition to your Honour and Honoured Court, the 
work being matter of charge and hazard, to grant unto me the liberty of 
the above said creek with a small tract of land as your Honours see expe- 
dient for a work of that nature, with a parcel of meadow if it be there to 
be found ; and also that you would be pleased to order that none shall 

Edward of West Farms. 47 

erect either mill or mills so near the said mill that I intend to build as 
may be a hindrance or prejudice to the said miU, she doing the work well 
and sufficiently, and dealing honestly as is requisite in the premises. And 
likewise that the said creek may be free from any engagements to any 
other. It is not my desire to be a hinderance to any man, or any prejudice 
to my loving and respected friend ]Mr. Coe ; for so far as I apprehend as 
yet, his mill is over wTought, and the country may well employ or set at 
work two mills and both have work enough. Wherefore your humble 
petitioner, weighing these things and knowing your Honours' readiness to 
further things of common good and concernment, is bold to present these 
his desires, hoping you will be pleased to afford a return according to his 
poor desires. And so wishing your Honour and Honourable Court all 
happiness, I rest 

Your Honours' sen-ant to be commanded. 


15 Jan., 1657. 
Novo stilo." 


Although a magistrate, the town records show that Edward 
Jessup was more than once himself in court, sometimes as plain- 
tiff, sometimes as defendant ; but the chirography is often so dif- 
ficult to decipher that the merits of these various cases cannot 
certainly be determined. The cases of " Hony Sisirus Harney (?) 
vs. Edward Jesupe," Feb. 2, 1660, and that of Edward Jessup 
vs. John Larison (Lawrence ?) may safely be left to some future 
antiquarian. His removal from Stamford, moreover, had entailed 
upon him vexatious delays in reclaiming property left behind in 
that town, and obliged him to appeal to the colonial court at New 
Haven. The case of Edward Jessup vs. Richard Crabb was tried 
March 25, 1657, when Jessup declared that Crabb had taken up 
a mare belonging to him, and which had borne his mark or brand 
for two or three years ; that he had induced Abraham Frost to 
change the said mark or brand promising him half the value of 
the animal. The record goes on to say : " But more fully to clear 

" Newtown Town Records. The signature from the original at Albany. 

48 yessup Genealogy. 

the business, Edward Jessup brought Joseph Mead of Stamford, 
who was his agent, employed by him, and did mark his mare for 
him, as his witness, who did now in open court affirm upon oath 
that when Edward Jessup and his mother, widow Whitmore, went 
from Stamford to hve elsewhere, they left two mares at Stamford, 
and desired him to take care of them,"" and added that the mare 
in question belonged to Jessup. A special interest is associated 
with this record, — not from the suit, but because of the reference 
in the record to the "widow Whitmore," as the "mother" of 
Edward Jessup. The only person of this name known at this 
time to the Stamford records was the widow of John Whitmore, 
one of the original settlers from Wethersfield, who in 1648 was 
murdered by the Indians. This John Whitmore was a prominent 
man, having in 1642 represented the new settlement in the New 
Haven Court, and his four children are thought to have been born 
in England. Whether his widow was the mother or mother-in- 
law of Jessup it seems idle to conjecture. And this is all the 
more unfortunate as we have here, and in the reference he makes 
in his will to John Burroughs of Middleborough as his " beloved 
brother-in-law," the only clews to his antecedent history or con- 
nections, and these have thus far failed us. 

In another suit in the same court, May 25, 1659, — Robert Usher 
vs. George Slawson, — Usher, as Jessup's agent, demands posses- 
sion of a horse which the defendant took up as an estray, and 
for which Jessup sent an order dated in March of the preceding 
year. In the record he is called " Goodman Jessup." * 

At a town meeting held in Middleborough March 9, 1660, a 
subscription was made to be paid in bounties for the killing of 
wolves which were occasioning much loss to the settlers. Here 
again Jessup and Coe were the largest subscribers, — one guilder 
each. Two years later (1662) John Burroughs,*" Jessup's brother- 

" Hoadly's Colonial Records of New — " Mister " being reserved for clergjinen, 

Haven, ii. 204-206. magistrates, and schoolmasters. 

* Hoadly's Colonial Records of New <= John Burroughs was probably in 

Haven, ii. 319-326. "Goodman," and Salem, Mass., in 1637 (see Felt's " Salem," 

" Good wife," were common designations, vol. i. p. 68), and came to Middleborough 

Edward of JVest Farms. 49 

in-law (so named in his will) was appointed town clerk, and they 
with two others were instructed to arrange for payment of the 
town debts by laying a tax of five stivers (lo cents) per acre. 

The time was now approaching when the ten years' exemption 
from the payment of taxes granted the town by the Dutch gov- 
ernment was about to expire, and Governor Stuyvesant, July 3, 
1662, addressed his English subjects the following epistle: — 

Loving Friends : Whereas the time of ten years and also the free- 
dom of tenths is expired, these presents do order the magistrates, and also 
all the inhabitants of the town of Middleborough, and all the other planta- 
tions in Mespat Kill, that none of them shall presume or undertake to re- 
move their fruits or increase, as com, maize, tobacco, (S:c., before they 
have agreed for the year about the tithes with the Governor-general and 
Council, or their commissioners, upon forfeiture of fifty guilders. 

Done in Fort Amsterdam, in New Netherland, on the 3d of July, 1662. 

P. Stuyvtsaxt. 

It is plain from the above what were the more marketable pro- 
ducts of the region. 

Four days after (July 7), the town met and appointed Edward 
Jessup, Richard Betts, and Francis Swaine to arrange with the 
governor for the tithes then due." The impatient governor waits 
only one week before (July 10) he publishes a list (including the 
name of "■ Edward Jos epJi') of those who are ordered to submit 
to the taxation of tenths or to make fair agreements. More than 
a year passed without the order being obeyed, and it is not very 
probable that the Dutch exchequer was ever enriched by the 
tithes demanded. 

in 1656, or before ; was for eleven years Woodward, was born in 1665. His eldest 

town clerk, being a skilful penman, then son, Jeremiah, was bom in 1641. (Riker's 

a rare accomplishment. He was a reso- "Newtown," p. 383.) All his children 

lute character, and a warm advocate of appear to have been born in this country, 

popular rights. He died in August, 1678 and the connection between Jessup and 

aged 61. He was twice married, his sec- himself probably originated in a marriage 

ond wife being the widow Elizabeth Reed, made here. 
His son John by the second marriage, ° Riker's Newtown, p. 52. 

who married the daughter of Lambert 

50 jfessup Genealogy. 

Soon after the restoration of Charles II. to the English throne, 
Connecticut obtained, in 1662, a charter which confirmed the 
colony in possession of its acknowledged territory, including the 
" islands adjacent." The latter phrase was interpreted to mean 
Long Island ; and the English settlements there were speedily 
informed that they were " annexed to the other side of the 
Sound." Nothing could have been more in accordance with 
their wishes. James Christie of Middleborough was at once sent 
to Hartford with letters of inquiry, and he was desired on his re- 
turn to visit the neighboring towns and ascertain their readiness 
to transfer their allegiance. Governor Stuyvesant had gone to 
Boston to attempt some settlement of the controversy between 
himself and his neighbors; but the Dutch sheriff, considering 
Christie's movements treasonable, promptly arrested him at 
Gravesend, and he was soon within the walls of Fort Amsterdam. 
John Coe and Edward Jessup, with others of the town officials, 
immediately crossed at night to Westchester and brought back 
with them Capt. Richard Panton, a commissioned officer of Con- 
necticut with a company of men. (This Captain Panton had 
already, in 1656, been imprisoned by the Dutch for treasonable 
conduct in Westchester.) These, the next day with a large com- 
pany of citizens went to Gravesend with a view to the rescue of 
Christie. Finding him beyond their reach, they thought to seize 
the sheriff himself, but he had already escaped, and as the story 
goes, the crowd dispersed after having treated themselves to the 
brandy found in the sheriff's cellar. A demand was sent by the 
town for Christie's release, which elicited only some good advice 
in reference to keeping the peace. Christie was eventually re- 
leased under bonds. On the governor's return one John Lauron- 
son (Lawrence) of Middleborough sends him an account of what 
had happened during his absence, as follows : — 

night Honorable, the Lord Sticyvesaiit : The cause of my presenting 
these few lines to your honor is to let you understand what traitors there 
are in Middleburg. John Coe, Edward Jessup, Ralph Hunt, Richard Betts, 
Samuel Toe, John Layton, Francis Swaine, went to Westchester in the 

Edward of West Farms. 51 

night, and brought Panton and a company of men over to beat arms 
against the Dutch, and have taken a copy of Panton's commission to kill 
and slay any that opposeth him. He beats up the drum under a color 
to train, and when the to\vn is come together, then he plots against your 
honor. These seven men set almost the whole town against your honor ; 
they call private meetings, and there they conspire against you, and have 
put the town in an uproar. And Richard Betts said he would spend his 
hfe and his estate in this cause ; and John Layton abused your honor, and 
said that you are a devil, and a wooden-leg rogue, and a picaroon, and 
rails against your honor that it is a shame to hear him. Edward Jessup 
h^th been a traitor for a long time. He went to New Haven to see to put 
the Xovra. under them, and I never knew of it till they came for money as 
would go of his charges. If some come, be not taken with them, they will 
never be at rest, but always a doing of mischief. So, ha\dng no more to 
trouble your honor, 

I rest your true and faithful subject, 

John Lauroxson. 

The excitement soon culminated in a formal request from the 
English settlements to be received under the jurisdiction of Con- 
necticut, only too readily granted, and followed by the deposition 
of the old magistrates and the appointment of others who took 
the oath of allegiance to Charles II. and to Connecticut. So 
great was this outburst of loyalty to the new king that Middle- 
borough discarded its name and assumed the name of Hastings, 
which in turn was replaced three years after by the present name 
of Newtown.** So speedy a revolution, however, settled nothing. 
Connecticut and the Dutch governor agreed to a truce until the 
dispute about Long Island should be determined by the English 
Crown and the Government of the Netherlands. This left the 
settlers much to themselves, with some doubt as to their fate, but 
none as to their wishes. Meanwhile Connecticut treated them as 
under its jurisdiction, appointed their magistrates, and welcomed 
such representatives as they chose to send to the General Court 
at Hartford. The conquest of New Netherlands by the English in 

° Riker's Newtown, pp. 55-59. 

52 yessup Genealogy. 

1664, and the granting to the Duke of York, the king's brother, of a 
charter for a new province, which should inchide Long Island, re- 
lieved the inhabitants from the domination of the Dutch, and, what 
was much less to their mind, cut them loose from Connecticut. 

It was during this unsettled condition of things, and just before 
peace with Holland was declared, that Edward Jessup removed 
from Hastings to Westchester County on the opposite shore of 
the Sound. The records determine the date very nearly, as Jessup 
was a magistrate in Hastings in 1662, while the following year 
(1663) he was acting in a similar capacity in the town of West- 
chester under appointment from Connecticut. The utter dis- 
regard of all attention to the orthography of proper names is 
amusingly shown in the record of the appointment: "8 Oct., 
1663. The Court appoyntes Mr. Edward Gishop" a Commis- 
sioner for the towne of West Chester, and he is invested with 
magistratical power in that plantation untill the Court in May. 
Sworn in Court." He was therefore in Hartford at the time. At 
the same time two of his townsmen " were accepted to be made 
free [freemen or voters] according to order of Courte." These 
were Thomas Hunt, whose son Thomas Hunt, Junior, was then 
or soon after Jessup's son-in-law, and John Ouinby (or Quimby), 
who with Jessup represented their town in an assembly convened 
by Governor Nicolls at Hempstead in 1665. "Mr. Jessop" was 
a second time appointed magistrate " for Westchester " by Con- 
necticut in 1664, and "the Court orders that those propounded 
for freemen in Westchester shall have the oath administered by 
Mr. Jessop."* As John Jessup of Southampton, Long Island, 
was one of the deputies to the Court at the time, Savage and 
others have inferred that this appointment had reference to him, 
which could not have been the case, as he had lived in South- 
ampton certainly since 1653, and in 1664 was one of the three 
townsmen or supervisors. 

« Trumbull's Colonial Records, i. 412. The name of John Jessop on the ancient 
records of Wethcrsfield, Conn., is spelled " John Gossopc." 
'' Trumbull's Colonial Records, i. 425-427. 

Edward of West Farms. 53 

Edward Jessup's new enterprise in Westchester was undertaken 
conjointly with John Richardson." They purchased of the Indian 
proprietors a tract of land subsequently called West Farms, and 
described in the following deed now on record in the office of the 
Secretary of State at Albany, Book of Deeds, Vol. ii. pp. 58-59- 

" Westchester, March the \2th, 1664. 
These may certify whom it may concerne, that wee Shawnerockett, 
Wappamoe, Tuckore, Wawapekock, Cappakas, Quanusecoe, Shequiske, 
Passacahem, and Harrawocke have aliened and sold unto Edward Jessup 
and John Richardson both of the place aforesaid, a certain Tract of land, 
bounded on the East by the River Aquehung or Bronckx, to the midst of 
the River, on the Northward by the Trees markt and by a piece of Has- 
sock meadow, westward by a little Brooke called Sackwrahung, Southward 
by the sea, with a neck of land called Quinnahung, with all the Meadows, 
Uplands, Trees, and whatever else besides be upon ye said parcell of lands, 
with all other comodities belonging to the same, quietly to possesse and 
enjoy the same from us our heires or successors, to their heirs and suc- 
cessors forever, and for their cattle to range in the Wood so farre as they 
please, without any Molestation or Infringement, and that this is our true 
Intent and Meaning, Wee have sett to our hands, the day and yeare above 

Signed in presence of Shawnerockett, Quanuscoe, 

Edward Waters, Wappamoe, Shaquiske, 

Richard Ponson,*' Tuckore, Passacahem, 

Nathan Baily. Wawapekock, Harrawocke. 


Their marks were set to. 

° The will of John Richardson, on Richardson and Richard Ponton (Ponson 

record in New York city, bears date i6 in the Indian deed). His three daughters 

Nov., 1679-S0. In it he mentions his wife, were : Bertha, the wife of Joseph Ketcham 

Martha, for whom he makes ample provis- of Newtown (son of Lieut. John Ketcham) ; 

ion, his three daughters, to each of whom Mary, wife of Joseph Hadley of Yonkers ; 

he gives two hundred acres of land, and and Elizabeth, wife of Gabriel Leggett of 

Joseph Richardson, his brother's son, now West Farms. — Bolton's Westchester, 

in England, to whom he gives one hundred ii. 437. 

acres, provided he comes and claims it ^ Richard Ponson was the noted 

within a year. Among the overseers of Captain Panton whose aid was invoked 

his will are his beloved friends, William by the people of Newtown against the 

54 Jesstip Genealogy. 

March the I2th, 1664. 
I Shawnerockett in the name and behalfe of the rest doe acknowledge 
to have received of Edward Jessup and John Richardson full satisfaction 
for this Tract of Land in the Bill specified. 

VVitnesse Shawnerockett, 

Edward Waters, His marke. 

Richard Ponson, 
Nathan Baily. 

This same year (1664) Col. Richard Nicolls, a member of 
the household of the Duke of York was sent to this coun- 
try to establish his authority as proprietor and also that of 
Charles II. as sovereign. New Amsterdam then became New 

The conflict of jurisdiction that had existed for so many years 
made it necessary that means should be taken to bring all por- 
tions of the colony under a uniform system of government and 
methods of legal procedure. Governor Nicolls for this purpose 
summoned a convention of the towns, to be held at Hempstead, 
Feb. 28, 1665. "A code of laws, previously framed and agreeing 
with those then in practice in New England, save that they were 
less severe in matters of conscience and religion, were with sun- 
dry amendments passed, and promulgated, and distinguished as 
the ' Duke's Laws.' The province was erected into a shire, called 
after that in England, Yorkshire, which was subdivided into dis- 
tricts termed respectively the East, North, and West Ridings."" 
Westchester was included in the North Riding, and her represen- 
tatives in this the first deliberative assembly ever held in the col- 
ony, as already intimated, were Edward Jessup 3,ndJo/m Quimby, 
both at the time freemen of Connecticut. 

There are two other references to Edward Jessup in the records 
of the town of Westchester that may be adverted to in passing. 
Thomas Pell, of Fairfield, in 1654 purchased of the Indians a large 

Dutch, as already mentioned. Edward less he be identified with Nicholas Baily, 
Waters was a prominent man in West- also a prominent citizen. 
Chester. Nathan Baily is not traced un- " Riker's Newtown, 66. 

Edward of IVest Farms. 55 

tract of land including the present town of Pelham, and extend- 
ing west to the Bronx river with the usual indefiniteness of boun- 
dary lines. This covered a part of the then town of Westchester, 
and was the occasion of much litigation, as there were other claim- 
ants for portions of the same territory. For some reason, under 
date of June 15, 1664, and only a few months before the date of 
the English conquest of New Netherlands, the majority of the in- 
habitants surrender their rights to Pell and acknowledge him " as 
being the true and proper owner " of the soil. Among the signa- 
tures, besides that of Jessup, are the familiar names of John 
Quimby, Richard Ponton, John Winter, and Nicholas Baily. 
Fell thereupon issues an order to the inhabitants, that having 
surrendered their title to him, he desires " Mr. Jessop with the 
Townsmen [Supervisors] and freemen " to see that the inhabitants 
continue to enjoy their " improvements, home lots, mowings, etc., 
as usual. John Richardson's name does not appear, possibly be- 
cause living on the west side of the Bronx river, and therefore not 
concerned. Jessup may have been interested as possessed of 
some rights covered by Pell's purchase, or more probably because 
under appointment by Connecticut as magistrate for that year, as 
already shown to have been the case, and Pell would naturally 
recognize his official position. 

The other reference connects Jessup's name with a paper he 
signed, with others, in which they agree to " send the eight Towns- 
men to Governor Nicolls, and stand by them in what they do for 
the settlement of the town." This may refer to the first charter 
which they not long after obtained from the new governor, or 
possibly to some dissatisfaction they were known to have with 
the new code of laws just promulgated. 

Jessup and Richardson, now that the political condition of the 
country was settled, lost no time in securing a royal patent for 
their new possessions, confirming them in their common claim. 
Although joint occupants, each obtained a distinct patent for his 
moiety. The patent issued to Richardson may be found in Bol- 
ton's " History of Westchester County," that obtained by Jessup 

56 Jesstip Genealogy. 

is recorded in the " Book of Patents " at Albany, i, 40, and reads 
as follows : — 

A Conjirniatioii of one Moiety of a Tract of Land granted unto 
Edward Jessop of Westchester. 

Richard NicoUs, Esq., Governor under his Royall Highnesse James 
Duke of Yorke, etc., of all his Territoryes in America, To all to whom these 
Presents shall come Sendeth Greeting : Whereas there is a certaine Parcell 
or Tract of Land vyithin this Government, lying and being neare the Town 
of West-Chester, Bounded on the East by the River commonly called by 
the Indyans Aquehung, otherwise Bronckes River, to the midst of the said 
River, Northward by the marked Trees and by a piece of Hassock Meadow, 
Westward by a little Brooke called Sackwrahung, and Southward by the 
Sea, with a Neck of Land called Quinnahung, which said Parcell or Tract 
of Land with the Appurten'ces hath heretofore beene joyntly Purchased of 
the Indyan Proprietors, by Edward Jessop and John Richardson of West- 
Chester aforesaid, and due satisfaction given by the same, as by the Deed 
remaining upon Record more at large doth and may Appeare, Now it 
being mutually agreed upon by both the aforesaid joynt Purchasers that 
an equall Division shall bee made of the said Parcell or Tract of Land 
betweene them, the said Edward Jessop and John Richardson their Heirs 
and Assignes. And to the end the said Lands may bee the better Manured 
and Planted, for a further Confirmac'on unto each and either of them in 
their Possession and Enjoyment of the premises. Know Yee that by vertue 
of the Commission and Authority given unto mee by his Royall Highnesse 
the Duke of Yorke, I have thought fitt to ratify, Confirme, and Grant unto 
Edward Jessop aforesaid, his Heires and Assignes, the Moyety or one halfe 
of the fore menc'oned Parcell or Tract of Land, Together with the Moyety 
or one halfe of all the Woods, Meadows, Pastures, or Marshes thereunto be- 
longing, with their and every of their Appurtenances and of every Part and 
Parcel thereof, To have and to hold the Moyety or one halfe of the said 
land and Premisses, with all and Singular their Appurtenances, to the said 
Edward Jessop, his Heirs and Assignes, to the proper use and behoofe 
of the said Edward Jessop, his Heirs and Assignes forever, hee or they 
rendering and Paying such Acknowledgments and Duteys as are or shall 
be Constituted and Ordained by his Royall Highnesse and his Heires, or 
such Governor and Governors as shall from time to time bee appointed 

The Jessup and Richardson Patent, 

HUNT'S Point, Westchester Co., N. Y. 


Edward of JVest Farms. 57 

and sett over them. Given under my hand and Seale at Fort James in 
New Yorke, the 25th day of Aprill, in the i8th yeare of his Majesties 
Reigne, and in the Year of our Lord God, 1666. 

Richard Nicolls. 

I do certify the aforegoing to be a true copy of the original Record. 

Lewis A. Scott, Secretary. 

Hardly, however, had he begun to get well settled in his new 
home than his enterprising career was terminated by death. His 
family was in consequence divided, and the future home of his 
descendants of the name transferred to the ancient town of Fair- 
field, Conn., where, it is not at all improbable, he himself originally 
located. Toojittle is known of him to judge fully of his character ; 
but what is recorded of him is to his credit, and shows him to 
have been a man well able to maintain his ground at a time when 
men were judged as men, and very little by their antecedents 
or accidental surroundings. He had the restless energy of many 
of the early emigrants who left the mother country because weary 
of the iron restraints there put upon life in every form, — social, 
political, and religious. Had he lived, it is altogether probable 
that, like his co-patentee Richardson, he had made West Farms 
his permanent home. He had a delightful location on the shore 
of Long Island Sound, near its western outlet, known as the 
East River, — a coast line of unsurpassed beauty, with abundant 
meadow and pasture and tillable land, and a limitless range to the 
northward for his cattle. All this meant present independence 
and ultimate wealth. 

As to the extent and boundaries of the patent of West Farms, 
Fordham Morris, Esq., who for Scharf's " History of Westchester 
County," (1886) has made a special study of the question, says 
(vol. i. p. 770) : " In 1663 that portion of the original town of West- 
chester west of the Bronx, including the present village of West 
Farms, Hunt's Point, and as far west as Leggett's Creek, was 
vested by purchase of the Indians in Edward Jessup and John 
Richardson." He locates the northwestern corner of the patent 

58 Jessup Genealogy. 

at a point just south of the building occupied by one of the 
city's charitable institutions, called the Home for Incurables. 
Here stood the zuhite-oak tree, " ye corner tree of Richardson and 
Hunt" (Jessup and Richardson), referred to in the Indian deed 
to Lewis Morris," and the point where the three patents of Mor- 
risania, Fordham, and that of Jessup and Richardson joined. 
The dividing line between the latter patent and Fordham manor 
' began at this tree and ran easterly to the Bronx River, meeting 
the river at what is now known as Lydig's Mill Pond. From this 
point the course of the same river to its mouth marked the 
eastern limit. The irregular water-hne, including Quinnehung or 
Hunt's Point, was then followed westerly as far as Leggett's Creek, 
which, with the fresh-water stream. Bound Brook, that emptied 
into it, marked the larger part of the western boundary, leading 
back to the starting-point, the white-oak tree already mentioned. 
Mr. Morris estimates the patent as averaging about two and a 
half miles in length from north to south, by perhaps one mile in 
width. The history of this property, if fully given, would of itself 
form a very considerable chapter. The reader may obtain further 
particulars in the two histories of Westchester County already 
cited. Included now within the limits of the great city adjoining, 
it is destined to increase rapidly in wealth and in population, 
though its position has not been hitherto as favorable for rapid 
growth as has been that of some of the more favored suburbs of 
the metropolis. 

Richardson, by the terms of his will, dated in 1679, as already 
shown, besides an apparently liberal dower of real estate given 
his wife, distributes among his heirs seven hundred acres addi- 
tional, — a part doubtless of his moiety of the joint patent, and 
suggestive as to the extent of the whole. The corresponding 
moiety, which soon passed from the Jessup name, through 
the removal of the family to the adjoining State, did not after all 
pass out of the family, since through inheritance and purchase it 
came into the possession of Thomas Hunt, Jr., who married the 

" Bolton, ii. 463. 

Edward of West Farms. 59 

daughter and eldest child of the patentee. The subsequent his- 
tory, therefore, belongs to that of the Hunt family. 

On the 26th of January, 1668 (1669?), Robert Beacham and 
Elizabeth Jessup, " the wife formerly of Edward Jessup of West- 
chester," acknowledge the sale to Thomas Hunt of the land and 
" housing formerly owned by Edward Jessup, and which he and 
John Richardson purchased together," bounded as stated in the 
patent already cited."* The number of acres is not stated ; much 
of it probably had never been surveyed. John Richardson, the 
surviving patentee, appears to have united with Thomas Hunt the 
following year in making an equal division of these lands ; for on 
the I2th of August, 1669, occurs a record to this effect, signed by 
William Hayden, Samuel Drake, Thomas Lawrence, and Jonathan 
Hazard as Commissioners. Subsequently, in 171 1,'' the heirs of 
the patentees agreed to a second division, embracing a tract of 
1096 acres ; and at the same time reference is made to other lands 
still undivided. The order for the survey was signed by Thomas 
Hunt, Elizabeth Leggett (widow of Gabriel Leggett, and daughter 
of John Richardson), John Lawrence, and Matthew Pugsley (hus- 
band of Mary Hunt,'' daughter of Thomas Hunt). Meanwhile, 
Thomas Hunt takes occasion still further to secure himself in his 
possessions by obtaining a new patent from Gov. Thomas Don- 
gan for the same, dated Jan. 12, 1686, on condition of the annual 
payment of one bushel of good winter wheat. This rent in 17 17 
appears to have been neglected for a term of years. The follow- 
ing receipt shows in what way the account was settled. 

Received of Thomas Hunt, Sen., twenty-five bushels and one-half 
wheat, in full for his quit-rent for his land in the County of Westchester, 
upon Bronck's river, to the 25th March, last past. Witness my hand, in 
New York, this 9th day of April, A. D. 171 7. 

Richard Nicolls, Deputy Receiver. 

« Patents, i. 108, Office of Secretary of State, Albany. 

* See Bolton's Westchester, ii. 437-438, for a fuller statement. 

* The grand-daughter "Mary," of Edward Jessup's will. 

6o yessup Genealogy. 

In the southwest corner of West Farms, where the patent just 
described joined the Manor of Morrisania, was a tract of land 
called the " debatable ground," because claimed by both of the 
adjoining patentees. This was located between what is now 
known as Leggett's Creek and Bungay Creek. After many years 
and much contention a settlement as between the heirs of the 
contending parties was obtained, but not before 1740. 

The " New York Evening Post" of June 14, 1884, in an article 
entitled, "An Historic Estate to be Sold," calls attention to the 
original proprietors of West Farms, and mentions that certain 
portions of the original patent (260 lots), now in the twenty-third 
ward of the city of New York, had been topographically laid out, 
and would soon be put on sale by order of the Supreme Court of 
the State. It adds that more than two hundred years had elapsed 
since the original settlers, Jessup and Richardson, first established 
their homes there, where even now their descendants, though of 
other names, may yet be found. Some account of the descend- 
ants of Thomas Hunt and Elizabeth Jessup will be given in its 
proper place, but no complete record has been attempted or 
found practicable at present. 

Those who are interested sufficiently to wish to visit Hunt's 
Point can readily do so by taking a train from New York city on 
the Harlem River Branch of the New York, New Haven, and 
Springfield Rail Road, and a short walk from the Hunt's Point 
station will bring them to the old homestead (now the SpofTord 
estate), and to the still older burial-place of the family. The 
quaint and ancient chart of the " Point" here given, bearing the 
names of both John Richardson and Thomas Hunt, and the date 
1675, may be found in Bolton's "Westchester," vol, ii., opposite 
p. 444. One who visited the spot in 1883 thus describes it : "A 
few miles from Harlem, in Westchester County, is a road which 
leads from the town of West Farms to the Great Planting Neck, 
called by the Indians Quinnahung, upon which are many ancient 
and modern country seats. Of these, perhaps, the most ancient 
stands at the southern extremity of the Neck, on an estate which 

Edward of West Farms. 6i 

for almost two hundred years has been known as Hunt's Point. 
It passed into the hands of Thomas Hunt by his marriage with 
EHzabeth, daughter of Edward Jessup, one of the first patentees. 
The old mansion, erected in 1688, occupies a charming situation, 
overlooking the East River and Flushing Bay, and near the mouth 
of the Bronx River, celebrated in song by Joseph Rodman Drake. 
The Hunt family continued to own and occupy the property until 
a score of years ago, when it passed into other hands. During its 
possession by the Hunts a small tract of rising ground, compris- 
ing less than an acre was used by them as a burial-place."" This 
burial place is now disused and very much neglected, few of the 
inscriptions being legible. Among the Hunt family monuments 
and those of other and allied names is one to the poet Drake, who 
for many years resided at the Point, and died there in 1820. The 
Thomas Hunt who died there in 1808, married successively two 
sisters, his second wife being the widow of his brother-in-law, 
Moses Drake, and the grandmother of the poet. It was at his 
house that the poet was wont to meet his congenial friends De 
Kay and Fitz-Greene Halleck, and it was here that, a few days 
after the death of Drake, Halleck wrote the poem which furnished 
the well-known lines engraven on the monument of his friend: — 

" None knew him but to love him, 
None named him but to praise." 

Edward Jessup died in the autumn of 1666, between August 
6th, the date of his will, and November 14th, the date when pro- 
bated. He was buried, doubtless, in the ancient cemetery at 
Hunt's Point, but no gravestones mark the place either of his 
own burial or that of his married daughter, Elizabeth Hunt. His 
will is now on record in the Surrogate's Office in New York city 
(vol. i. pp. 31-33), and is one of the earliest recorded in Enghsh. 
It was " proven out of sessions, by the Governor's special order, 
at Flushing, L. I., 14 Nov., 1666." 

" Gen. James Grant Wilson, in New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 
XV. 42. 

62 yessup Genealogy, 

The Last Will and Testame7it of Edward Jessop. 

Being sicke and weake in body, yet in perfect memory, I bequeath my 
soul to ye Almighty God that gave it, and my body after my death to be 
decently buried, my funeral to be discharged and my debts to be paid. 
I will and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Hunt twenty shillings be- 
sides what I have already given her, to be paid in a year and a day after 
my decease. I will and bequeath unto my daughter Hannah Jessop the 
sum of five and thirty pounds with what she has already, to be paid unto 
her at eighteen years of age. I will and bequeath unto my sonne 
Edward Jessop two mares with two colts by their sides ; one is a gray 
mare, and the other is a mare marked on both ears with two half-pence on 
each ear,"* to bee set out for him for his use a year and a day after my 

I will and bequeath unto my grandchild Mary Hunt twenty shillings to 
bee payed in a year and a day after my decease. I will and bequeath 
unto my couzen [niece] Johannah Burroughs twenty shiUings to bee payed 
in a year and a day after my decease. 

I will and bequeath unto Derrick Gasson a Cow calfe to bee paid unto 
him in a yeare and a day after my decease. 

Furthermore I constitute and appoint my well beloved wife Elizabeth 
Jessop to bee whole and sole executrix, and I do will and bequeath unto 
her all my lands and houses, and goods, and cattle, movable and unmov- 
able of this my last will and testament, and to receive all debts, dues, and 
demands whatsoever, to be at her disposal, and she to pay all debts, dues, 
and legacies whatsoever, and she to bring up my two children in the feare 
of God. 

This I do owne as my last will and testament, and doe disclayme all 
other Wills, Guifts, Grants or such like which may any wise trouble or 
molest her hereafter, as being of none Effect. 

Further I do appoint my well beloved friends Mr. Richard Cornhill, 
justice of the peace, Mrs. Sarah Bridges, my well beloved brother-in-law 
John Burroughs, and Ralph Hunt, as overseers of this my last will and 
testament, likewise to be assistants to my executrix in all causes and diffi- 
culties, and this I do owne as my own act and deed, to all true intents and 

« Westchester County Records contain a list of ear-marks and brands of horses, 
or jades, of Edward Jessup, recorded June ii, 1664. 

Edward of IVest Farms. 63 

meanings, and doe furthermore ratify and confirm it as my owne act and 
deed by setting to my hand and seal, the day and year underwritten. 

August the 6th, 1666. 
Signed, sealed, and delivered Edward Jessop." 

in the presence of witnesses, 
Will''' Gouldstone, 
John Richardson, 
The mark + of Richard Horton. 

Of the names mentioned in the above will, Elizabeth Hunt 
was the wife of Thomas Hunt, Jr., and Mary Hunt, with little 
doubt, their daughter. Johannah Burroughs, Jessup's cousin (or 
niece as the word was then used), was the daughter of John 
Burroughs of Newtown, who married a Reader.* Derrick Gasson 
appears to have been a man in his employ. Mr. Richard Corn- 
hill (or Cornell) was of Westchester, the emigrant ancestor of 
a large family of the name. He came to this country between 
1655 and 1660, and later settled in Rockaway.'' Mrs. Sarah 
Bridges was Sarah, daughter of Thomas Cornell of Cornell's 
Neck in Westchester, patented to him July 26, 1646, by the 
Dutch governor, William Kieft. Her first husband was Thomas 
Willett of Bristol, England, progenitor of the Willett family in 
this country, while her second husband was Charles Bridges.'' 
John Burroughs has elsewhere been noticed. Ralph Hunt was 
a prominent Newtown man closely associated with Jessup in the 
various conflicts between the town and the Dutch. He was the 
ancestor of a numerous race, yohn Richardson is the only one 
of the witnesses that has been identified. It was to have been 
expected that his name would have been in some way associated 
with the above document. 

The maiden name of Elizabeth Jessup is as yet a matter of 
mere conjecture. Her husband's confidence in her was such that 
he puts all his estate into her hands, counselling her to bring 
up his two minor children in the fear of God, and giving her 

° Orthography of Probate Records. <= Bolton, ii. 270 and 719. 

* Riker's Newtown, p. 383. '^ Whitaker's Southold, p. 250. 

64 yessMp Genealogy, 

as " overseers " [advisers] four of his most trustworthy friends. 
The reference in the will to his "beloved brother-in-law, John 
Burroughs," with a legacy to his daughter Johannah whom he 
calls " couzen" (niece), suggests that Elizabeth Jessup was either 
Elizabeth Burroughs (a very natural conjecture) or the sister of 
Burroughs's first wife, as the name of his second wife, then living, 
was Elizabeth. That Mrs. Sarah Bridges should have been ap- 
pointed one of the " overseers," and the name inserted before that 
of his brother-in-law, has led to the inference that she was some 
near relative of the family, but nothing in her history throws any 
light on this point. She was in any case a near neighbor, living 
just across the Bronx River, on the eastern side of its estuary. 

It is not impossible that Edward Jessup may have been twice 
married. Without attempting to decide the question, it may be 
remarked that when " Jessup and his mother, the Widow Whit- 
more," were spoken of on a preceding page as having left Stam- 
ford for a residence elsewhere, these two appear to have constituted 
the entire adult portion of the family. This was in 1653. That 
he had already been married is quite certain, as only thirteen 
years after he mentions in his will a married daughter and a 
grandchild. His two remaining children were at this time quite 
young, — the younger not far from three years of age. It is not 
a violent conjecture, therefore, that if the " Widow Whitmore " 
was not after all his own mother, she was the grandmother of 
his daughter Elizabeth, and would naturally go with them in their 
removal. No further record of her has been found. 

Edward Jessup's three children were: — 

-f2. Elizabeth, in 1666 the wife of Thomas Hunt, Jr., of Westchester, 

who then had at least one child, Mary Hunt. 
3. Hannah, in 1666 not eighteen, who married, in Green's Farms, 

Connecticut, " Joseph" , very possibly Joseph Lockwood, 

the " son-in-law " of her step-father, Robert Beacham. (See 

p. 71.) 
-f4. Edward, b. 1663, through whom the family name has been 


Edward of West Farms. 65 

In 1668,'' Elizabeth Jessup, the widow of Edward Jessup, mar- 
ried Robert Beacham (Beauchamp) of what then was called 
" Bankside," in Fairfield, Conn, (now Green's Farms, in the town 
of Westport). Thither she removed with her two younger chil- 
dren, having disposed of the most of her property in both West 
Farms and Newtown. 

The Westchester County Records show in what way she settled 
one legacy in her husband's will, — the specific animals devised 
to her boy not being found. 

Septetnber 27, 1667. 
These presents witness that we Thomas Hunt and Henry Gardner do 
testify upon oath, if occasion, that Elizabeth Jessup hath fully ordered and 
set forth three cows which are, the two black and white feet cows and one 
red cow, and two oxen which are called by the names of Swan and Sweet- 
ling, for settlement of the legacy given by my husband to my son Edward 
Jessup, which legacy was the mares and the colts prized at twenty pounds. 
This we can testify upon oath when occasion. 

TH0^LAS Hunt, 
Hexry Gardner, 
his = mark. 

The Newtown property was purchased by Lieut. John Ketcham,* 
who died in that town in 1697, leaving numerous descendants. 
The history of the West Farms estate has already been given. 

Robert Beacham was in Ipswich, Mass., in 1648," as shown by 
the records of that town, where he is assessed to pay the captain 
of the military company. In 1655, if not earlier, he was in Nor- 
walk, Conn., as his name appears in a recorded Table of " Estates 
of land and accommodations " of that date, when he is rated at 
£\TZ, very nearly the average of the entire list of thirty-one 
names. The same year he was appointed " Gate Keeper for the 
year ensuinge," which is explained by a fuller record of a similar 
appointment two years later with a grant of land as compensa- 

° The marriage license is dated Nov. '' Riker's Newtown, p. 89. 

4, 1668. — O'Callaghan's New York <= New England Genealogical Register, 
Marriages. ii. 51. 


66 yessup Genealogy. 

tion. Feb. 5, 1657, it is " voted and agreed that Rooert Beacham 
shall enjoy and possess that parcell of lande lylnge bctweene his 
home lott and the Coafe [cove] Banke [bank of Norwalk river], 
as his owne, being given and granted by the Towne at the said 
meetinge ; and the said Robert Beacham has promised and en- 
gaged to keepe and maintaine the gate leading into the necke for 
the yeare ensuinge." " The " necke " was a point of land running 
into the Sound, used by the town as a common pasture. His re- 
moval to Green's Farms must have occurred soon after, as March 
II, 1657-8 the Conn. Court by vote allow the inhabitants of 
Banksidc between Fairfield and Norwalk to take as a co-inhabi- 
tant, Robert Beacham, who formerly lived in Norwalk. Oct. 13, 
1664, the same court make him a freeman.* 

This settlement, so interesting in the present history, was made 
originally in 1648, by permission of the General Court of Con- 
necticut and the town of Fairfield. The agreement between the 
settlers and the court is of sufficient interest to be here given. 

" Impriviis. It is agreed that Thomas Newton, Henry Gray, and John 
Green shall have liberty to sit down and inhabit at Machamux [Bankside], 
and shall have for each of them laid out as in propriety to themselves and 
their heirs forever, twenty acres in upland, to be indifferently laid out by 
the appointment of said town, in a convenient place, where it may not be 
too obnoxious to the depasturing and feeding of the cattle of the town. 
And that if they improve the said land, to make a sufficient mound or 
fence, or moimds and fences, to secure the said town and land from the 
trespass of the catde of the inhabitants of said town. And their said fence 
shall be viewed by the said town, or their deputies, whether sufficient or 
no, and shall be therein subject to such orders as the town shall make 
about other farms of the town. 

" Item. That there shall be sufficient passage and way or ways for the 
cattle of said Fairfield to pass to the seashore, and all the way to feed and 
depasture to and again in those parts, and that neither the inhabitants of 
the said town nor their cattle may be prevented that way. 

" Hall's Norwalk, pp. 45-47. 

'' Trumbull's Colonial Records of Connecticut, i. 310 and 432. 

Edward of West Farms. 67 

" Item. That there be a convenient quantity of meadow laid out by 
the inhabitants of said town, or their deputies, to the parties above said, 
for their comfortable subsistence in that place. And that the parties above 
said shall only keep their own sheep in and upon the said land, and com- 
mons adjoining, and not take the cattle to foragement and depasture in the 
commons of the said towm. 

'^ Item. That the aforesaid parties and their heirs be subject to all 
taxes and rates of the said town wherein they have a common benefit to- 
gether with said town, and are subject to the officers of said to\vn, save 
only in watching and warding. 

" Item. That there may be fuU liberty to said parties to take in two 
more inhabitants by full consent and approbation of the towoi of Fairfield, 
and that they be approved as aforesaid. 

^^ Item. It is agreed that if the said town and the parties are not 
agreed between themselves about the upland and meadow, then the court 
to be indifferent judges." ° 

The two whom they chose to settle with them were Daniel 
Frost and Francis Andrews, and the settlement was first known 
to the records of Fairfield as " The five farmers of Bankside," and 
after 1711 as "The West Parish of Fairfield." The Indian name 
was Machamux, which the settlers themselves changed to Maxi- 
mus Farms. Subsequently, about 1732, the name became Green's 
Farms, which it now bears, in honor of John Green, one of the 
original " five." 

" The lands and residences of the above — the only settlers for 
twenty years — extended along the shore from near what is ]\Ir. 
Phipps's place westward. Daniel Frost lived furthermost east. His 
house stood not far from the place now occupied by Mr. Phipps. 
Next adjoining Daniel Frost on the west was the lot of Henry 
Gray. Next to his was the land of Thomas Newton. West of 
Thomas Newton's was the home of John Green. Francis Andrews 
lived at the foot of the southeastern slope of Clapboard Hill." ^ 

" Historical discourse of the Rev. B. J. Relyea on the 150th anniversary of the 
founding of the church in Green's Farms, Oct. 26, 1865. 
«• Ibid. 

68 Jessup Genealogy. 

All but Thomas Newton lived and died in these homes. Newton, 
in 1650, sold out his original right, which eventually came into 
the possession of Robert Beacham, and here he had already lived 
with his wife, Isabel, a number of years preceding her death, as 
late certainly as 1659, when, July 6, she signs a deed conjointly 
with her husband, conveying to Roger Plaisted land granted him 
by the State in 1657-58. The records of Fairfield make frequent 
mention of Beacham's name, but he appears not to have been 
made a freeman until 1664, at the same time with Joseph Lock- 
wood, then or afterwards his son-in-law. The new home he made 
for Elizabeth Jessup and her children appears in every way to have 
been a pleasant one. His step-son, Edward Jessup, when of age, 
makes several purchases of real estate from him, and he gives him 
before his death property which he still further secures to him 
by direct bequest. A life interest in all his estate is given to his 
wife, and he does not forget to restore to her in express terms all 
he received from her at their marriage. His will is dated 14 Nov., 
1688; the inventory was taken 2 March, 1690, and both will and 
inventory approved the loth March following; amount, ;^I79, lOi-., 
which included only a part of his estate, as his will distributes 
much more than this of personal property alone. 

The Will of Robert Beacham. 

The last will and testament of Mr. Robert Beacham, of Maximus 
Farms in Fairfield, in ye colonies of New England, being weak of body, 
but of sound understanding, is as follows, viz : 

Item. I commit my soul into ye hands of my most merciful Savior, 
hoping for salvation by the alone merits and satisfaction of my Lord and 
Savior Jesus Christ, and my body to a humble burial, and as for my 
worldly goods, my just debts having been first paid, I dispose of them as 
follows, viz : 

I give and bequeath to my grandchild Robert Lockwood all my lands 
and housing in said Fairfield, to enter upon and dispose of ye same after 
my wife's decease, and saying within one year after ye same, fourscore 
pounds to my grandchild Susanna Lockwood, and threescore pounds a 

Edward of West Farms, 69 

piece to my other grandchildren, John Lockwood and Sarah Lockwood, 
when they respectively arrive at age according to law ; excepting only my 
second division in Compo, which I have already given to Edward 

I give and bequeath to my loving wife, Elizabeth Beacham, the use 
and improvement of all my houses and lands during her natural life, and 
the return of what estate I received with her, according to said former 
agreement, she keeping in repair the housing and fences. 

I make and constitute my loving son-in-law, Joseph Lockwood, sole 
executor of this my last will and testament, so to allow to my said wife 
seven pounds to lay out in a parcel for herself. 

In witness whereof, and for confirmation whereof, I have hereunto set 
my hand and seal this 24th day of November in the year of our Lord 1688, 
in the 4th year of his Majestie's reign. 

Robert Beacham." 

It will be noticed that his bequests are to his grandchildren 
only, two only of the four being of age, and all the children of 
Joseph Lockwood.* No name of any child of his is mentioned. 

Elizabeth Beacham appears still to have interests in West Farms 
to be cared for. In 1682 she sends her son, Edward Jessup, not 
yet of age, to visit his brother-in-law, Thomas Hunt, bearing the 
following letter and power of attorney, dated March 27 of the 
same year. This letter*^ is introduced by a heading which proves 
clearly which of the Thomas Hunts, father or son, was the hus- 
band of her daughter Mary. 

" Probate Records of Fairfield, volume to Joseph Lockwood, of Maximus, the 

for years 1 689-1 701. farm of Henry Gray [one of the five 

' Joseph Lockwood was one of the original farmers of Bankside], in payment 
seven original members of the church in of debts due said Lockwood, heir of Rob- 
Green's Farms, organized in 17 1 5 ; the son ert Lockwood. — Trumbull's Colonial Rec- 
of Robert Lockwood,of Watertown, Mass., ords, ii. 239. 

b. 6 Aug., 1638, and d. 14 April, 1717, Oct. 13, 1681, Mr. Lockwood was 

aged 79. — Fairfield Town Records. deputy for Fairfield. — Ibid., vol. iii. 

Oct. 8, 1674, the General Court convey '^ Westchester Town Records, i. 97. 

yo Jessup Genealogy, 

A Record of a Letter from Eli::ahcth Beacham to her Son-in-laWy 
Thomas Hunt, yr. 

Loving son, Thomas Hunt: After my love remembered unto you and 
yours, hopeing that you are in good health, as wee are at this tyme, blessed 
be the Lord for it. These are to certify you that I doe give my son 
Edward full power to receive and dispose of any estate that belongs unto 
him. Alsoe I doe earnestly desire you to be helpfuU unto him in the 
cause. Also I doe give my son Edward order to take up and dispose of 
any of my daughter Hannah's Jades," for I have order from my son 
Joseph and his wife both. I rest 

Your loving mother, 

Elizabeth Beacham. 

March 27, 1682. 

The above written letter was recorded the 30th day of June, 1682. 

Ffr.\ncis Ffrench, Record". 

That Edward accomplished the object of his mission is attested 
by a document of only a little later date, as follows : ^ — 

Westchester, New Yorkshire. 
Know all men by these presents that I, Edward Jessup, of the town 
of Fairfield, New England, have sold, alienated, and conveighed, and doe 
by these presents sell, alienate, conveigh, and deliver, unto Thomas Hunt, 
Junior, of the town of Westchester, his heirs, executors, and assigns, all my 
right, title, and interest to and in a certain parcell of Mares, Horses, and 
Colts, in and within the Government of New Yorke, formerly belonging to 
my father Jessup. That is to say, all and every part and parcell of them, the 
above-said Jades, and all their increase, excepting to myself one yearling 
horse-colt, which I give to the said Thomas' daughter Silly (Cicely), freely 
giving and granting the same to the said Silly ; owning and acknowledging 
to have received due and full satisfaction for the said Jades of the said 

" " Jades." The exact usage of this word is not clear. Apparently it is here and 
in the next document used as a designation for horses in general. 
^ Westchester Town Records, i. 103. 

Edward of JVest Farms. 71 

Thomas Hunt. In witness whereof I have hereunto set to my hand and 

seal this 3d of July, 1682. 

In the presence of Edward Jessup. 

John Cooper, 

Roger Barton, 

Abraham Whearly. 

This is a true copy of the original, recorded the 6th day of July, 1682. 

Ffrancis Ffrench, Record''. 

The phrase, " Hannah's Jades," in the former of these two 
documents refers to the practice of branding horses and turning 
them loose into the woods to shift for themselves in company with 
those of other owners. Most towns had common lands that were 
used for this purpose. Many pages in the records are taken up 
with a description of ear-marks and brands. The annoyance her 
father had in Stamford in consequence of disputed ownership has 
already been noticed. The explanatory sentence added in the 
same document, " for I have order from my son Joseph and his 
wife," can refer only to Hannah Jessup and her husband, but this 
is the last and only reference found to the name of this son-in-law. 
Several circumstances, however, suggest that she may have been 
the wife of Joseph Lockwood, the " son-in-law" of Beacham and 
the executor of his estate. The records show that the relations 
between this Lockwood and the family were very intimate. Noth- 
ing is known as to his wife's name, either through his will or 
otherwise, which forbids the supposition. While the distribution 
of the property held both by Beacham and by his wife, and the 
great improbability that Hannah and her children, if any, would 
be ignored, is in its favor. Elizabeth Beacham, Dec. 25, 1690, 
transfers by deed of gift all her property to her son Edward, 
reserving only for herself a life interest, but makes no reference 
to her daughter, who was living only eight years before and 
married. Only a few months before this, Beacham's own estate 
had been settled. In his will he refers to land given to Edward 
Jessup, and leaves the remainder, after his wife's death, to his 

72 Jessup Genealogy, 

grandchildren, Joseph Lockwood, their father, being executor, 
but he makes no allusion to his daughter. If Hannah Jessup 
were at this time living, and the wife of Joseph Lockwood, who 
was a man of some means, she was already provided for. If already- 
dead, her children were provided for by Beacham's estate, leav- 
ing his widow free to transfer what she had to her son Edward. 
Whether the above conjecture be true or not, it appears the most 
reasonable one which the premises suggest. 

The date of the death of Elizabeth Beacham is not known. 
As the deed of gift to her sorr was not recorded for more than 
two years, the date of record may have been very nearly that of 
her death. A copy of this deed is given below : — 

Know all men by these presents that I, Elizabeth Beacham, the relict 
of Robert Beacham, late of Fairfield, in the Colony of Connecticut, in 
New England, deceased, have given and granted, and do by these presents 
give and grant, unto my loving son Edward Jesup all my estate, or that 
shall be mine, both real and personal for good consideration . . . thereto 
to be to him and his heirs forever after my decease as his own free estate, 
and do hereby bind myself, my executors, administrators, and assignes to 
ratify and confirm tliis grant, as witness my hand and seal, this 25 th 
Dec, 1690. 

Elizabeth Beacham." 

JosiAH Harvey. 

John Barlow.'' 

The above was put on record, June 16, 1692. 

2. Elizabeth Jessup {Edward^), was the eldest child of Edward 
Jessup,^ but the date and place of her birth are not known. As 
in 1666, the date of her father's will, she was already married and 
had at least one child, she may have been born previously to her 
father's advent in Stamford in 1649, — a portion of his history as 
to which no record has as yet been found. She married Thomas 

" Fairfield Town Rec, Book A. of '' Ancestor of the poet and diplomatist, 
Deeds, p. 547. Joel Barlow, of Redding. 

Thomas Hunt of Hunt 's Point. 73 

Hunt, Jr., the son of Thomas Hunt of the " Grove Farm " in the 
town of Westchester. This estate was located on a fine point of 
land lying on the Sound, and along the east bank of Westchester 
Creek. It was purchased by Hunt from Augustine Hermans soon 
after 1652. It was patented to Thomas Hunt, 4 Dec, 1667, by 
Governor Nicolls, and subsequently confirmed by Governor Don- 
gan, 12 Jan., 1686." It is described as including "two certain 
necks of land called by the name and names of Spicer's Neck 
and Brockett's Neck." This Thomas Hunt, by his will in 1694,* 
left the Grove Farm to his grandson, Josiah Hunt, the son of his 
second son Josiah, who had a life estate in the same, so securing 
the entail for his family. At the death of the grandson Josiah,' it 
passed to his son Thomas Hunt, and when in 1756 he died 
without male heirs, it became the property of his daughter, 
Mianna Hunt, who married Elijah Ferris. Their sons, John H., 
William, and Charlton Ferris owned it in 1848, and a portion 
is even now in the possession of the family. "The mansion 
erected in 1697, prettily situated at the entrance of Spicer's 
Creek, on the border of Westchester Creek, is surrounded by 
old locusts." '^ 

Thomas Hunt, Sen., appears to have been in Stamford, Conn., 
in 1650; had interests in Middleborough (Newtown) on Long 
Island in 1 66 1. In 1663 he was made a freeman by the General 
Court of Connecticut, and died 8 Feb., 1694, as noted in connec- 
tion with the inventory of his estate, dated on the 14th February 
following. Baird, in his " History of Rye," says there is no evi- 
dence that he ever lived in that town, as asserted by some writers. 
Ralph Hunt, of Middleborough, who was an overseer of Edward 
Jessup's will, may have been a kinsman. 

At the time of the death of Edward Jessup, it is very proba- 
ble that Thomas Hunt, Jr., was living with his father at the 

« For copy of patent, etc , see Bolton's " Westchester," ii. 268. 
* Surrogate's Office, New York city, v. 73. It is given in Prime's " Descent of 
Comfort Sands," p. 84. 

« Prime's " Descent of Comfort Sands," p. 83. 

74 yessup Genealogy. 

Grove Farm, but soon after he is found well settled at Hunt's 
Point, and in due time comes into possession of the whole 
estate. He appears to have been a man who, less prudent 
than his father, freely expressed his preference for the Eng- 
lish to the Dutch rule, and was once on the point of being 
banished the province for refusing to take the oath of allegiance 
to the States General, but at his father's request was allowed to 
remain on acceptance of the oath and giving security for his 
good behavior. 

The record of the descendants of THOMAS Hunt, Jr., and 
Elizabeth Jessup intended for insertion at this point, but not 
yet completed, may be looked for in the Appendix to the 
present volume. 

4. Edward Jessup {Edward'^), was born in 1663 in either 
Newtown or West Farms, N. Y., either just before or soon after 
his father had crossed the East River to his new plantation on 
the north shore of Long Island Sound. He was but three years 
old at his father's death, and removing thus early with his mother 
to Connecticut on her second marriage, he was more a citizen of 
the latter colony than of New York. In due time he became 
a freeman of the town of Fairfield, acquired property, and estab- 
lished a home and family in the ancient parish of Green's Farms. 
He married in 1692, at the age of twenty-nine, Elizabeth Hyde 
(born 23 Aug, 1669), a daughter of John Hyde (born 1642) and 
Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Harvey of Stratford. Her 
grandfather, Humphrey Hyde, came from England in 1640, and 
early settled in Fairfield, and the family is still represented in 
Green's Farms. Besides the patrimony received from his mother, 
Edward had from his step-father a tract of land referred to 
in Beacham's will as " My second division in Compo," This 
name still survives connected with a school district in the town 
of Westport, and doubtless includes the tract above referred to, 
which was land allotted to Beacham in the distribution of the 
common territory claimed by the town of Fairfield. His busi- 
ness activity is shown in the frequent purchases of land made by 

Edward of Fairfield. 75 

him in his own neighborhood behveen the years 1684 and 1696, 
and onward ; purchases made from his step-father and from Joseph 
Lockwood ; also from John Green who gave name to the parish ; 
from Joseph Frost, John and Daniel Meeker, Albert Denny and 
others, — old names that have now few representatives or none at 
all in that region. He was also one of the common proprietors 
of the Island or Horse-pasture now known as Sherwood's Island. 
The exact location of his home lot has not been ascertained, but 
it must have been near the shore in close proximity to those of 
the original settlers. That he still maintained intercourse with 
his brother-in-law, Thomas Hunt, is evidenced by a paper in the 
Westchester County, N. Y., records, which appears to be a final 
settlement of all claims he might still hav^e upon anything in West 
Farms that once belonged to his father. 

Know all men by these presents : That I, Edward Jessup, of Fairfield, 
within the Colony of Connecticut, yeoman, have by these presents released, 
exonerated, and acquitted Thomas Hunt, Junior, of the West Farms 
within the town of Westchester and County there, his heirs, executors, 
administrators, or assigns of and from all manner of demands, claims, 
rights, or properties whatsoever I have or might have unto any estate real 
or personal within the town and county of Westchester, aforesaid, that was 
formerly my father Edward Jessup's and may of right belong to me by 
inheritance as heir or other\vise, I having now received full and just satisfac- 
tion for my right to the same, or against me, my heirs and assigns, I do 
own full satisfaction for the same lands and meadows, goods or chatties 
from then to the date of these presents, discharging said Hunt of the 
premises in as full and ample manner as if this was done in any form of 
law as could be advisably done. In witness whereof I have set my hand 
and fixed my seal the third of June, 169 1, and in the third year of 
their Majesties " Reighne, William and Mary, over England King and 

Sealed and delivered before us, Edward Jessup. 

John Embree, 


Peter Chocke. 

76 Jessup Genealogy. 

June the 30!, 1691. Then appeared before me Edward Jessup and 
owned this instrument to be his act and deed, 

Joseph Theal, jfustice of the Peace. 

This is a true copy of the original, 

Edward Collier, Recorder.'^ 

Mr. Charles Burr Todd in a letter to the " New York Evening 
Post," dated 20 April, 1879, tells a curious story of a trial for 
witchcraft in Fairfield, 15 Sept. 1692,-^ in which Mercy Des- 
borough, the wife of Thomas Desborough, of Compo in that 
town was indicted for " having familiarity with Satan, and that by 
his instigation and help she had in a preternatural way afflicted 
and done harm to the bodies and estates of sundry of their 
Majesties subjects." EDWARD Jessup, aged about twenty-nine 
years, appears as one of the witnesses, and narrates certain strange 
things he observed when at Desborough's house and on his way 
home ; how that the food on the table changed its appearance 
so unaccountably that he was at first afraid to eat of it ; that 
when Moses Sherwood and he disputed the woman's interpreta- 
tion of a certain passage of Scripture, neither of them were able 
to read the passage in the open Bible, until she had manipulated 
the leaves; and that when going home, his horse could with such 
difficulty be kept in the road that he was the greater part of the 
night travelling the distance of only two miles. The reputed 
witch was convicted, but fortunately never punished. Compo 
was a noted locality in the Revolutionary War, as it was at Compo 
Point (now called Cedar Point) that the British forces landed and 
began their march for the destruction of Danbury in 1777. That 
it should have the earlier repute of being a centre of necromancy 
was not generally known before to the present generation. 

Edward Jessup's occupation was like that of his neighbors. 
He was a cultivator of the soil, adding to his crops and cattle the 

<* Westchester County Records. 

^ See Orcutt's History of Stratford (1S87), pp. 152-155, for full account. 

Edward of Fairfield, 77 

abundance of the sea, which was at his very door. That these 
early settlers lived plainly is of course true. That they had, when 
once established, a liberal supply of things needed for their com- 
fort, is doubtless equally true ; and the spirit of freedom and inde- 
pendence which was fostered by their new surroundings favored 
their becoming the true citizens and noble men which so many of 
them were. 

About 1720 Edward removed from Green's Farms to Stamford, 
and lived there the rest of his life. In the absence of any defi- 
nite date of removal, it may be noticed that, April 28, 1720, he 
purchased 125 acres in the eastern part of Stamford, and Jan. 8, 
1724, he buys a right in what were called the "sequestered 
lands,"" paying £6(^, Z^., gd.y while in October, 1726, he calls 
out a committee to settle the bounds of his last purchase. 
His younger children went with him to Stamford, six of them 
in fact, which accounts for their settling in that part of Fair- 
field county, or emigrating still farther west into the colony 
of New York. Edward, the oldest son, who married in 1724, 
was left in possession of the Green's Farms homestead, and 
two daughters, the eldest of the family, were already settled in 
Greenfield. Once more then the headquarters of the family are 
found to be in Stamford. 

The Stamford Records say : " Mr. Edward Jessup died Dec. 
28, 1732," and the inscription on his tombstone adds " in the 70th 
year of his age." His will, as recorded in Stamford, was dated 
Aug. 17, 1 73 1, proven by witnesses in Norwalk, Jan. 5, 1732-33, 
and probated at Stamford February 5th of the same year. His 
son, Joseph Jessup of Stamford, is appointed sole executor. The 
inventory was about ^^650. This document is given below as 
found on file in the Probate Records. 

" The phrase "sequestered lands," purpose than use in common. This is 

refers to such of the common lands be- proven abundantly by the early records 

longing to the town as were set apart from of the adjoining town of Norwalk. ( Hall's 

the main body of such lands, and either Norwalk.) 
offered for sale or devoted to any other 

78 Jesstip Genealogy. 

The Will of Edward Jessitp."^ 

Know all men by these presents : That I Edward Jessup, of Stamford, in 
y* County of Fairfield and Colony of Connecticut being weak and infirm 
in body but of sound mind and memory, thanks be to God, therefore 
calHng to mind y"" mortality of my body, and knowing it is appointed for 
man once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament as 
follows : — 

First of all, I recommend my soul into y"" hands of God who gave 
it, and my body to a decent Christian burial at y*^ discretion of 
my Executor hereafter named, not doubting but that I shall receive 
y^ same again at y= General Resurrection; and as touching such 
worldly estate as it hath pleased y^ Lord to bless me with in this 
life, I give and devise and bequeath in y= following manner and 
form, viz : — 

Imprimis: I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Jessup my beloved 
wife y" use and improvement of my dweUing-house, barn and home- 
lot with appurtenances ; and also y'' use and improvement of one third 
part of my land lying at Flat Ridge partly, and partly on y^ eastern 
part of y^ plains in Stamford aforesaid, adjoining southerly to y'' land I 
formerly' sold to my son Joseph ; y*" said use of house, barn, homelot, 
and land is to be during her natural life. I also give her one third part 
of my movable estate to be her own forever. Also, I give her my ser- 
vant or apprentice-boy John Franklin until he arrive to be twenty-one 
years of age. 

Item. I give and devise to my son Joseph Jessup, his heirs and 
assigns forever my aforementioned house, barn, and homelot, after my 
wife's decease, on condition he pay to my son Jonathan ninety pounds 
current money of said Colony, and to my two daughters, Hannah and 
Elizabeth, ten pounds a piece, within six months after my said wife's 
decease, which with what I have given my said son Joseph is y*" full 
of his portion, except five shillings which I give him ; but if he fail 
of paying said ninety pounds or said ten pounds in manner as afore- 
said, then I give and devise said house, barn, and lot to my said soi^ 
Jonathan, his heirs and assigns forever, after my said wife's decease, 
if he pay to my said two daughters, ten pounds apiece within said six 
months; but if he fail thereof, viz: paying ten pounds to my said 

Edward of Fairfield, 79 

daughters in manner aforesaid, then I give y^ one half of said house, 
barn, and homelot to said Jonathan and his heirs forever, and y^ other 
half to my said two daughters and their heirs forever, after my said 
wife's decease. 

Item. I give and devise to my son Ebenezer Jessup all my land in Stam- 
ford aforesaid, lying partly in y^ Flat Ridge, and part on y'^ eastern part of 
y'= Plains so called which butts westerly on a highway and adjoins south- 
erly to y^ land I formerly sold to my son Joseph, y^ same to be to y^ said 
Ebenezer or his heirs and assigns forever, one third part whereof he is not 
to have y^ use of until my wife's decease. I also give to y^ said Ebenezer 
a pair of Steers, a plow and tackling, a cart and y^ furniture, a yoke, a cow 
and an axe if I have y^ same at my decease, and they are to be found as 
part of my estate. 

Item. I give to my daughter Deborah, eighteen pounds to be paid by 
my executor as a debt I owe her, and also I give to my daughter Sarah ten 
pounds to be paid by my executor as a debt I owe her, which said eighteen 
and ten pounds I order not to be accounted any part of my clear estate, 
but first to be paid out as other debts before my wife has her thirds 

Item. I give and devise to my sons, Joseph and Ebenezer, all my 
rights in y^ Commons in Stamford, aforesaid, and to their heirs for- 
ever, on condition they pay to my three daughters, Abilena, Deborah, 
and Sarah, forty shillings apiece in six months after my decease ; but 
if said Joseph and Ebenezer fail thereof, then I give my said rights to my 
said three daughters Abilena, Deborah, and Sarah, their heirs and assigns 

Item. I give and bequeath to my daughters Deborah and Sarah twelve 
pounds apiece to be paid out of my movables, and I give and bequeath to 
my daughter Abilena eight pounds of my movable estate ; and all y'= rest 
of my movable estate not before disposed of, I give and bequeath to my 
five daughters, viz, : Hannah, Elizabeth, Abilena, Deborah, and Sarah, to 
be equally divided between them. 

Item. And I do hereby constitute, make, and ordain, my aforesaid son 
Joseph my sole executor of this my last will and testament, hereby utterly 
disallowing, revoking, and disannulling all former wills, devises, and be- 
quests, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and 

8o yessttp Genealogy. 

In witness aforesaid, y' i7tli day of August, a.d., 1731, and in y'= fifth 
year of y' reign of King George y*" Second. 

Signed, sealed and published, pronounced and declared by y"" said Ed- 
ward Jessup y" testator, as his last will and testament in y'= presence of us 
y*^ subscribers. 

John \\'aterbury. 

Mary Isaacs. / / r\ ^ 

Thomas Fitch. ^"^^^^cW^fi 


Elizabeth, the widow of Edward Jessup survived him fifteen 
years, and died in Stamford 2 Oct., 1747, in her 79th year. Her 
will is dated 15 Sept., 1747, and her son Joseph is appointed 
executor; inventory about ;^200, all personalty. The witnesses 
were David Holly, -Jonathan Hoit, Jr., and Ann Cluxton. She 
bequeaths to Joseph the family Bible, the records of which would 
now be invaluable, if in existence. This book doubtless shared 
the fortunes of her son's family, was taken by them to Canada, 
and has since disappeared. She mentions besides her living 
children, a granddaughter, Elizabeth Darling, the child, without 
doubt, of her daughter, Abilena, the wife of John Darling, of the 
Greenfield Hill Parish, in Fairfield. Joseph was absent from 
home, it would seem, when the will was executed, and she makes 
provision that if he " do not live to return," what she gives him 
shall go to his children. This perilous journey of his was a dis- 
tance of about seventy-five miles to what is now the northern 
part of Dutchess county. New York. He did, however, return, 
and attended to the duties assigned him. The name of Elizabeth 
Jessup appears on the roll of membership of the First Congrega- 
tional Church of Stamford, when the Rev. Noah Welles was pastor. 
Both her husband and herself lie buried in an ancient cemetery 
near Cove Pond and Noroton River, and the inscriptions on their 
tombstones are still legible. This part of Stamford was after- 
wards known as Middlesex Parish, now the town of Darien. 

Daughters of Edward of Fairfield. 8 1 

Here lies the Here lies y« body- 
Body of Mr. of Mrs. Elizabeth 
Edward Jessup, Jessup, Relict to 
who died Decern. Mr. Edward Jessup, 
the 28th, 1732, who died Oct. y« 
the 70th year of 2nd, 1747, in y^ 79th 
his age. year of her age. 

Their nine children, all mentioned in the father's will, were 
born in Green's Farms. The dates, except that of the first, 
are from the records of the First Congregational Church in 
Fairfield : — 

+5. Elizabeth, b. ii Feb., 1693.° 

+6. Hannah, b. , . 

+ 7. Abilena, baptized, 13 Sept., 1696. 
+8. Edward, bap. 7 March, 1697. 
+9. Joseph, bap. 4 July, 1699. 
+ 10. Deborah, bap. 12 July, 1702. 
+ 11. Jonathan, bap. 3 Aug., 1707. 
+12. Sarah, bap. 15 March, 17 13. 
13. Ebenezer, bap. 27 March, 1714, and died before 28 April, 1741, 
at which time the inventory of his estate is recorded in Stam- 
ford, amounting to ^£^794, 9^., 10^., of which jQtjS, ioj. is 
realty, and he is styled " mariner. " He was therefore a sea- 
faring man, and appears to have been unmarried. He was 
the first of a name which has continued in the family until 
nearly the present time. His estate was largely encumbered 
with debt, and May 14, 1741, his administrators, Jacob Hart 
and Captain Jonathan Maltbie, ask permission of the court at 
Hartford to sell property to satisfy the creditors. A similar 
request is made in May of the following year. Nothing 
further is known of him. 

5. Elizabeth Jessup {Edward,"^ Edward'^ ), born in Green's 
Farms, Connecticut, 11 Feb., 1693, married Aug., 1710, John 
Smith (born 8 May, 1688), and lived at Greenfield Hill, a few 

« Greenfield Hill Church Records. 

82 yes sup Genealogy. 

miles from her birth-place, and like that a parish in the town of 
Fairfield. He was distinguished from several other persons of 
the same name as " John Smith, miller." The following entry is 
found in the Greenfield Records : " The wife of John Smith (mill.) 
admitted to full communion 8 Aug., 1726."" She and her hus- 
band signed an agreement, dated 20 Feb., 1733, by which they 
" remise, release, and quit-claim unto their brother Joseph Jessup," 
"any right, title, or interest" they have in the "estate of their de- 
ceased father, Mr. Edward Jessup," in which they are styled, as of 
Fairfield.* This family has not been traced further than the 
names of the eleven children given below, taken from Greenfield 
Records already cited. 

14. Samuel Smith, b. 28 Jan., 17 12. 

15. Elizabei-h Smith, b. 15 Aug., 1715. 

16. Daniel Smith, b. 19 June, 17 19. 

1 7. Jehiel Smith, b. 2 Sept., 1 7 2 1 . He died when about twenty-one 

years of age, at the West Indies, having joined a military ex- 
pedition of the British Government against the Spanish posses- 
sions in that region. "The whole expedition turned out a 
complete failure. The colonial troops had been condemned 
to the hardest drudgery of the service, and out of four thousand 
men not a tenth part ever returned." '^ 

18. Deborah Smith, b. 10 March, 1724. 

19. Joseph Smith, b. 24 April, 1726. 

20. Charity Smith, b. i Sept., 1729. 

21. John Smith (twin), b. 24 Oct., 1731 ; d. young. 

22. Noah Smith (twin), b. 24 Oct., 1731. 

23. Grace Smith, b. 11 Dec, 1733. 

24. John Smith, b. 2 Feb., 1736. 

6. Hannah Jessup (^Edward, ^ Edward"^), was born in 
Green's Farms, but no record of her birth has been found. 
When her father removed to Stamford she went with him, and 
there married John Reynolds, son of Jonathan Reynolds of the 

" Records of Greenfield Parish, by * Stamford Deeds, etc., Book C. 422. 
Rev. John Goodsell, first pastor. <= Hildreth's U. S. History, iii. 382. 

Daughters of Edward of Fairfield. 83 

neighboring town of Greenwich, and appears to have Hved in that 
place. This is incidentally learned from the Probate Records of 
Stamford under date 5 Feb., 1733. At the probate of her 
father's will on the above date, by her brother Joseph Jessup as 
executor, some of the heirs were dissatisfied, and the following 
entry is found : " Jonathan Jessup and John Reynolds, both of 
Greenwich, y^ one son of y" above deceased, Edward Jessup, y^ 
other one y' married one of y^ daughters of y^ said deceased, 
moved for appeal from y^ above judgment [the acceptance of the 
will by court], which appeal is granted." A short time after, on 
the 20th February, an agreement appears to have been reached 
with the executor, in which they join with John Smith and Eliza- 
beth Jessup his wife, as stated above, in quit-claiming to the 
executor all right and title they may have in the estate. This 
settled the difficulty. This family has not been identified, and 
probably cannot be, until a genealogy of the entire Reynolds 
family of Greenwich and vicinity shall be attempted. The family 
name is common in all this region. John Reynolds, of Wethers- 
field, was one of the twenty-nine Wethersfield men who, in the 
summer of 1641, founded Stamford. Reynolds received one of 
the larger allotments of land, eleven acres, and may have been 
the ancestor of all of the name in that region. The name John, 
however, is so often repeated — as many as three or more of 
nearly the same age appearing at the same time on the records — 
that every effort thus far has failed to determine which of these 
families trace their ancestry to John Reynolds and Hannah 
Jessup. More continued research would, without doubt, solve 
the difficulty. 

7. Abilena Jessup (Edward,^ Edward'^), born in Green's 
Farms, Conn., in 1696 (baptized 13 Sept.), married John Darling 
of Fairfield before 1729, when she already had four children. In 
1734 she with her husband sign a receipt now on file at the 
Probate office in Stamford, for a bequest received from her 
father. In 1739, 13 March, the same two convey to her sister, 
Deborah Jessup, real estate in Stamford, received from her 

84 yessMp Genealogy. 

father." The Greenwich Town Records, under date 12 November 
1730, contain a deed of John Darling of Greenfield in the County 
of Fairfield, conveying land in Greenwich to Justice [Justus ?] 
Bush. This family resided on Greenfield Hill, and the records 
that give us the little known about her sister Elizabeth Smith, 
furnish all known at present about her own family, namely, the 
names of five of the children : — 

25. John Darling, bap. 4 Aug., 1729. 

26. James Darling, bap. 4 Aug., 1729. 

27. David Darling, bap. 4 Aug., 1729. 

28. Jabez Darling, bap. 4 Aug., 1729. 

29. Elizabeth Darling, bap. 28 March, 1 730, and mentioned in the 

will of her grandmother, Elizabeth Jessup of Stamford. 

David Darling ^7 married Sarah, daughter of Jehu Morehouse 
of Fairfield, and had q. son yessiip Darling, born 20 June, 1758, 
and a daughter, Sarah Darling, born 9 Feb. 1760.* This Jessup 
Darling lived at Claveraek in Columbia County, N, Y., and mar- 
ried in Green's Farms (as shown by the church records), 13 Jan., 
1786, Lydia Morehouse of Norwalk. 

Nothing more is known of this family, though the name Dar- 
ling is quite common in the early records of Fairfield, and there 
were several whose Christian name was John. 

10. Deborah Jessup {Edward,^ Edward"^), born in Green's 
Farms, Conn., in 1702 (baptized 12 July), married 23 Feb., 1741, 
Obadiah Stevens of Middlesex (then a parish of Stamford, now 
the town of Darien), and died i March, 1769. In the list of 
Stamford estates recorded in 1701 he is rated at ;^79, 7^., 6d. 

There were two children : — 

30. Deborah Stevens, b. 15 March, 1742; m. Joel Weed of Stam- 

ford, perhaps the son of Samuel Weed and Rebecca Hoit, 
29 Aug., 1742. She died young leaving two children : Wil- 
liam Weed and Ezekiel Weed, who on the second marriage of 

" Stamford Town Records, Book D.,225. * Fairfield Town Records. 

Daughters of Edward of Fairfield. 85 

the father, were cared for by their grandfather Stevens. The 
grandfather bought 600 acres of land of his brother-in-law, 
Joseph Jessup, located near Jessup's Falls on the upper waters 
of the Hudson river (now Luzerne), and there WiUiam Weed 
31. Obadiah Stevens, b. 17 May, 1745, was a sea-faring man." 

12. Sarah Jessup {Edward,'^ Edward'^), born in Green's Farms, 
Conn., in 1713 (baptized March 15), was "married by the Rev. 
Benjamin Strong, pastor of the church in Stanwich " (a parish 
including portions of both Greenwich and Stamford), 1 1 Nov., 
1736, to Lieut. Jonathan Dibble of Stamford. He lived in the 
northwest part of the town, within about a mile and a half of the 
Stanwich church, and a short distance from the New York State 
line. The homestead farm has long since passed into other 
hands, but the old house, with its immense central chimney of 
stone, its ample, but low-studded rooms, and its outside cover- 
ing of shingles that were brown and weather-beaten with the 
storms of more than a century, was still standing in 1854, but 
soon after made way for the more modern residence of William 
H, Hobby, the present proprietor. It was an historical mansion, 
and had been a refuge for the loyalists and sometimes for the 
patriots during the stormy period of the Revolutionary War. 

John Dibble, who possibly may have been the ancestor of 
Jonathan, was an early settler in the most northerly part of the 
town of Stamford, which subsequently became a portion of Bed- 
ford in the colony of New York. This section of about 7,700 
acres was purchased of the Indians and known as the " Hop- 
ground " or hop vineyard, and sometimes called the " Vineyard." 
"Upon the 4th of February, 1702, the town of Bedford sold to 
John Dibble, Cross's vineyard purchase for ;^i8." In January 
1703-4 he makes an independent purchase in the vicinity from 
the Indians, and in 1704, when the town secured a confirmation 
from Governor Cornbury of New York of the first patent granted 

" Letter of Miss Alminah Jessup of Saratoga Springs, N. Y., 1882. 

86 yessup Genealogy, 

by Connecticut in 1697, his name appears in the list of resident 

Jonathan Dibble, some thirty years preceding the American 
Revolution owned land in New York city, situated near the " tea- 
water pump," as it was called. The tea-water pump stood on 
the west side of Chatham Square. He also held a lease of the 
premises in the Bowery, known as the " Bull's Head Tavern," of 
which he was landlord for some years. This tavern stood on the 
ground where now stands the Bowery Theatre. A picture of this 
tavern may be found in " Harper's Magazine," for November 
1883. In this building his only son George was born, who was 
afterwards a schoolmate of Col. Henry Rutgers for whom Rut- 
gers Street was named, as also Rutgers College in New Jersey. 
In consequence of the small-pox becoming epidemic, probably 
about 1760, he sold his property in the city and purchased a 
large farm in the " Middle Patent," a district in the present town 
of Northcastle. This farm was then situated partly in the town 
of Bedford, Westchester County, N. Y., and partly in Stamford, 
Conn., Mr. Dibble's residence being in the latter town.* Here 
he died 16 April, 1760 (tombstone inscription), sixteen years pre- 
vious to the war. His wife survived him many years, and died 
1 1 Dec, 1792, in her 82d year. Both lie buried, with other mem- 
bers of the family, in a private cemetery near their old home, 
now on the farm of John H. Brush of Stanwich. His will, dated 
17 Jan., 1760, and probated 5 May of the same year, was not put 
on record until 22 April, 1774. In it he mentions his wife, whom 
he appoints executrix, and names his five children. He refers to 
lands he owned on the west side of the Hudson river at Wall- 
kill [Orange County, N. Y.]. 

The writer, when pastor of the Stanwich Congregational Church 
(185 3-1 862) was once within the Colonial dwelling occupied by 
Jonathan Dibble, and visited the family burial-ground ; but it was 

" Bolton's "Westchester County, vol. i. 14,30, 31, 34. 

* Sketch furnished by James B. Cooper, Esq., of Babylon, N. Y., a great-grandson 
of Jonathan Dibble. 

Daughters of Edward of Fairfield. 87 

not until twenty-five years later that he knew anything of the 
peculiar and interesting family history which connected him with 
those who were born in this quiet spot, and whose descendants 
had acted such prominent parts on both sides of the ocean. 
Least of all did he suspect that he had been standing by the 
grave of Henry James Jessup, a son of Col. Ebenezer Jessup, the 
loyalist, and grandson of Jonathan Dibble. 

The five children of this family were as follows, all born, prob- 
ably, in New York city : — 

32. Sarah Dibble, b. Oct. ii, 1737; m. Jacob Valentine of North 

Hempstead, N. Y., and had five children : i. George Valentine, 
at one time governor of the Alms House in New York city. 2. 
Mary Ann Valentine^ who m. William Cook, who removed about 
1 783 to Beaver Harbor, near St. Andrews, in New Brunswick. 
3. Elizabeth Valentine, who m, a Captain Freeman (shipmaster), 
and had a daughter, who m. a ship-captain named Elliott, and 
had a son George Elliott. She became a widow and m. a sec- 
ond time. 4. Deborah Valentine ; and 5. a dau, (name unknown). 
One of the last two m. a Captain Manyuse or Mayneuse. 

Mrs. Sarah (Dibble) Valentine, after her husband's death and 
during the Revolutionary War, resided in New York city, where 
she m., 2d, Capt. Drummond Simpson '^ of the British Army, and 
at the close of the war settled with him in New Brunswick, near 
St. Andrews, on Passamaquoddy Bay. He was lost at sea with 
his vessel and crew on a voyage to England. 

33. Abigail Dibble, b. March 31, 1743; m. her cousin Edward, the 

son of Joseph Jessup of Stamford. 

34. Elizabeth Dibble, b. April 25, 1745; m. her cousin Ebenezer, 

brother of Edward Jessup, both of whom were loyalists. 

35. Deborah Dibble, b. June 26, 1739; m. James Varian'' of Scars- 

dale, Westchester County, N. Y., Feb. 25, 1759, the son of a 
French Huguenot emigrant. He (as well as his brothers) was 

« Captain Simpson's first wife was ^ Letter of his grandson William A. 

Sarah Chapman, marriage license issued Varian, M.D., of William's Bridge, West- 

Feb. 25, 1780. — O'Callaghan's New Chester County, N.Y. 
York Marriages. 

88 yessMp Genealogy. 

a soldier in the Revolution on the patriot side, and then, from 
exposure, contracted a cold that resulted in paralysis, from 
which he suffered the last 20 years of his life. He died in 
Scarsdale, Dec. 11, 1800. His wife died April 12, 1823. They 
had seven children : Elizabeth, Jonathan, James, Michael, Deb- 
orah^ Joseph, and Ichabod. Elizabeth m. Judge Caleb Tomp- 
kins, brother of Hon. D. D. Tompkins, Vice-President of the 
U. S., 1817-24. Judge Tompkins was a member of the New 
York Assembly, 1 804-1 806, and of the U. S. Congress 181 7-21. 
Jonathan Varian, the eldest son, was a colonel in the War of 
18 12, in command at Brooklyn, where he and his regiment were 
ordered to aid in repelling an apprehended attack on the city 
by the enemy. The regiment was stationed near the spot now 
occupied by the Naval Hospital. At the close of the war a 
considerable sum was awarded liim for money advanced by him 
for supplies for his regiment." 
36. George Dibble, b. Dec. 2, 1740; m. his cousin Phebe, dau. of 
Jonathan Jessup of Greenwich. (See record of wife, chap, iv.) 

« The notes on the Varian and Valentine families furnished by James B. 
Cooper, Esq., of Babylon, N. Y. 



8. Edward Jesup {Edward,'^ Edward'^'), born in Fairfield, 
Conn., and baptized 7 March, 1697; married Sarah, daughter of 
Richard Blackleach" of Stratford, 7 Dec, 1724. He is spoken of 
as " Captain," and held this position in the Colonial militia, which 
the exposed condition of the new settlements required ever to be 
on the alert. He lived in the parish of Green's Farms (Fairfield), 
occupying the homestead farm on the shore of Long Island 
Sound. This homestead passed into his hands by deed from his 
father, dated 7 Aug., 172 1, which date indicates very nearly the 
time when his father changed his place of residence to Stamford. 
As the location of the property is a matter of interest, as also the 
names mentioned in the deed, it is given in full as follows : — 

Know all men by these presents, that I Edward Jesup of Fairfield in 
the Colony of Connecticut for the consideration of eighty-five Pounds, 
current money of said Colony, to me already secured by my loving son, 

" Richard Blackleach was the son Two deeds are on record, in Stratford, 
of an early settler of Stratford of the same bearing his signature : one dated 10 Nov., 

name. His will, dated 27 Feb., 1747-8, 
and proved 2 Oct., 1850, is recorded in 
Fairfield. In it he gives to Sarah Jesup, 
wife of Edward Jesup, ;,^5, and to her 
children £Tp. Inventory of the estate 
;^977. 8j. 

1747, conveying property to his daughter 
Sarah ; the other, 26 March, 1748, convey- 
ing property to his son-in-law, Edward 

90 Jessup Genealogy. 

Edward Jesup of said Fairfield, have granted, sold, made over and con- 
firmed, and by these presents do fully, clearly, and absolutely grant, sell, 
make over and confirm unto my said son, Edward Jesup, and to his heirs 
and assigns forever, my homestead at Maximus or the West Parish in said 
Fairfield, containing all my land adjoining together, where my new dwelling 
house standeth, be it in quantity more or less ; and it is bounded Easterly 
by land of Thomas Couch, South by John Andrews' meadow, or a* high- 
way in part, and partly by land of John Lockwood ; West in part by a 
highway and partly by said John Lockwood j North by the Common ; « 
together with all the buildings, fruit-trees, garden, yard, and fences, and all 
other privileges and appurtenances thereof which by any manner of way or 
means belong thereunto ; excepting only liberty for Benjamin Rumsey, John 
Andrews, John Lockwood, and John Green, their heirs, executors, admin- 
istrators, and assigns, to pass and repass through the said homestead at the 
usual place in the seasons of the year to gather their salt hay from off their 
meadow lying Southward of the said homestead ; also, all my right of com- 
monage in said Fairfield : To have and to hold unto my said son Edward 
Jesup and to his heirs and assigns forever, the said granted and described 
homestead, commonage, and bargained premises for his and their only use 
and behoof, except as before excepted, without any let, claim, or molesta- 
tion from me, my heirs, executors, or administrators forevermore. 

Witness my hand and seal this 7th day of August, Anno Domini, 1721. 

Edward Jesup. 
Signed, sealed, and delivered in presence of 
Thaddeus Burr. 
Peter Burr. 

Edward Jesup, subscriber to the above instrument, acknowledged the 
same to be his free act and deed the day and year written, before me, 

Peter Burr, J. P. 
Recorded 7th Aug., 1721.* 

« This " Common " is a very consid- first church edifice also. It was also used 

erable plot of ground, near the Green's as a military parade ground, and was once 

Farms station of the New York and much larger than at present, having at 

New Haven Railroad, which at the very various times been encroached upon, bi- 

first settlement of the neighborhood was sected by the railroad, and narrowed to 

thrown open by the adjoining proprietors its present proportions, 
for public purposes. The schoolhouse '' Fairfield Land Records, iii. 202. 

once stood here, and some suppose the 

Edward of Green 's Farms. 91 

In addition to the above homestead, he owned another and 
larger tract of land (six hundred acres) on what is now knov/n as 
Harry's Ridge in the present town of Wilton. 

A grandson ° affirms that he was interested in the West India 
trade, which is very probable, as all the towns along the Sound, 
even those which at the present time have little or no shipping 
interests, were then engaged in such business ventures. He had 
one brother, and perhaps two, as well as nephews, that were sea- 
faring men. He died 30 Sept, 1750, in the 54th year of his age. 
His widow outlived him many years, and died 18 Nov., 1783, in 
her 84th year, and the following inscriptions may now be read 
upon their gravestones in the " Old Burial Ground " in Green's 
Farms. The church which once stood north of this ancient 
cemetery, just across the highway, was burned in the Revolu- 
tionary war, in July, 1779, when General Tryon destroyed a large 
part of the town of Fairfield. 

Here Lyes Buried In memory of Sarah 
the Body of Mr. Wid^ & Relick of 

Edward Jessup,* Edward jESUP^who 
Who departed this life Departed this life 

Sept. 30"^ Anno Dom' 1750. Nov' y^ 18* 1783, in 

in ye 54"> Year of His Age. Y^ 84*'' Year of her Age. 

They had seven children, all born in Green's Farms : — 

-I-37 Sarah, b. 14 July, 1726. 

-f38 Elizabeth, b. 13 Feb., 1728. 

-1-39 Mary, b. 28 Sept., 1729. 

+40 Abigail, b. 9 May, 1731. 

-I-41 Blackleach, b. 14 Dec, 1735. 

-I-42 Ebenezer, b. 14 March, 1739. 

43 Martha, bap, 22 Aug., 1742 ; d. 2 Sept., 1751. 

" The late Major Ebenezer Jesup, of began to be dropped, — an accidental 

Westport. change doubtless, which, however, has 

* The variations in the spelling of the in some portions of this branch of the 

family name above, indicate the date family been perpetuated to the present 

when one of the s's originally in the name day. 

92 yessup Genealogy. 

The will of Captain Edward is dated 8 May, 1750, and is on 
record in Fairfield, It was proven on the 2d of October, 
following, and is as follows : — 

The Will of Captain Edward yestip. 

In the name of God, Amen, the eighth day of May, in y^ year of our 
Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty, I, Edward Jesup of Fair- 
field, in y" County of Fairfield and Colony of Connecticut, being weak 
in body, but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given to God 
therefor, calling to mind y^ mortality of my body, and knowing it is 
appointed unto men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will 
and Testament. 

Principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into y* hands 
of God who gave it ; my body I recommend to the earth to be buryed in 
a Christian-like, decent manner, at y^ discretion of my executors hereafter 
named, nothing doubting but at y^ general resurrection I shall receive y' 
same by y'= mighty power of God. And as touching such worldly estate 
it hath pleased God to bless me with in this fife, I give, devise, and dispose 
of y' same in y^ following manner and form : — 

Iitiprimis. It is my will and I do order y' in y^ first place all my just 
debts and funeral charges be paid and satisfied. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife Sarah, two of my 
feather beds, with y*" bedsteads and furniture ; also my household goods here 
following, viz : all my wooden ware, all my brass ware, also all my iron 
ware and all my pewter ; and also two of my bedquilts, two of my cover- 
lets, and ten of my sheets, all which is to be her own forever. And also I 
give and bequeath to my said wife y^ use and improvement of one third 
part of my housing and lands during her natural life. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah, y'^ wife of Stephen 
Wakeman, twenty shillings, old Tenor,-^ which with what I have already 
given her is her full share and part of my estate. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth, y* wife of Thomas 
Couch, t\venty shillings old Tenor, which with what I have already given 
her is her full share and part of my estate, 

° " Old Tenor," " New Tenor," etc., refer to different kinds of paper money issued 
by the colonies at different dates, and of different values. 

Edward of Green 's Farms. 93 

Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary, y* wife of John 
Morehouse, twenty shillings old Tenor, which with what I have already 
given her is her full share and part of my estate. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Abigail, my silver tankard, 
also six of my large silver spoons, and also six of my teaspoons ; also I 
give to my said daughter Abigail out of my movable estate y^ sum of nine 
hundred pounds old Tenor, to be paid her by my executors hereafter 

Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Martha out of my movable 
estate y^ sum of eleven hundred pounds old Tenor, to be paid her when 
she shall arrive at y^ age of eighteen years ; but if she shall marry before 
she arrive to y^ age of eighteen years, then my will is she shall have it paid 
her at her marriage. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my two sons, viz : Blackleach and 
Ebenezer, and to their heirs and assigns forever in equal proportion, all my 
housing and lands lying and being within y^ Colony of Connecticut or else- 
where, and my will is y' my real estate herein given to my said two sons 
shall be divided and parted, but shall be improved by them together until 
my son Ebenezer arrive at y^ age of twenty-three years. And then my said 
son Blackleach shall part my said real estate into two equal parts, and my 
son Ebenezer shall choose which part he likes best, and furthermore my will 
is that if either of my said sons shall die without issue lawfully begotten, 
y* then three quarters of y^ real estate y' I have given him, shall be to my 
other son y' shall survive ; and y^ other quarter my will is y' if my son shall 
leave a widow y' she shall have it during her natural life, and after her 
decease the said quarter part shall be equally divided among my afore 
named daughters ; and if my said son shall die without leaving a widow, 
then at y*^ decease of my said son, y^ said quarter part shall be equally 
divided between my aforesaid daughters. 

Item. My will is, and I do constitute and appoint my said wife Sarah, 
and my brother Joseph Jesup to be executors of this my last will and 
testament, hereby revoking all other wills by me heretofore made, declar- 
ing this and no other to be my last will and testament. 

94 jfessup Genealogy. 

Signed, published, pronounced and declared by y* said Edward Jesup 
as his last will and testament, in presence of us witnesses. 
Isabel Rumsey. 


Mary + Guire. 

Thaddeus Burr. 

On the sixth of March 1750/51, the Inventory of the estate was 
presented in court by Benjamin Rumsey, John Andrews, and 
John Hyde, Appraisers. Total amount, ^22,524 Si". 7^." 

37. Sarah Jesup {Edward^, Edward^, Edward"^), born in 
Green's Farms, Connecticut, 14 July, 1726, married, 1st, 11 Jan., 
1744, Stephen Wakeman of the same place, born 10 March, 
1 717. (He had been previously married, his first wife having 

been Mary , who died 16 Aug., 1741, in her 24th year, 

leaving a daughter, Eunice Wakeman, who married a Burritt.) 
Mr. Wakeman was a son of Capt. Joseph Wakeman, and grand- 
son of the Rev. Samuel Wakeman, the second pastor of the 
First Congregational Church in Fairfield (1663-1693). He 
graduated at Yale College, class of 1738, was a farmer, and 
died 23 March, 1760, before reaching middle life. His will 
was dated 8 Feb., 1760, and probated in Fairfield April ist of 
the same year; inventory, ;^5I25. He mentions his daughter, 
Eunice Burritt, and the five surviving children of his second 
marriage, one having died. The records of the Green's Farms 
church say that he and his wife " received covenant"* 19 March, 

The college diploma of Stephen Wakeman is so ancient and 
quaint a document that a copy is given below, with the transla- 
tion. It was written entirely with a pen, many of the capital let- 
ters handsomely illuminated, and on a piece of parchment about 

" Fairfield County Probate Records, gational churches of New England, upon 

volume for the years 1748-55. their public acceptance of the church 

* A practice, now obsolete, then pre- covenant. They did not usually com- 

vailed of admitting all persons of moral mune, but their children were baptized, 
life to partial membership in the Congre- 

Edward of Green *5 Farms. 95 

twelve by fourteen inches. It has been presented to the Li- 
brary of Yale College by Mrs. Julia (Wakeman) Jesup, of 
Southport, a great-granddaughter. The document reads as 
follows : — 

Omnibus et Singulis has literas lecturis, Salutem in Domino : Vobis 
votum sit quod Stephanum Wakeman candidatum primum in Artibus 
Gradum completentem tam probavimus quam approbavimus, quern exam- 
ine sufficiente previo approbatum nobis placet Titulo Graduque Artium 
liberalium Baccalaurei et adornare et condecorare. In, cujus rei majorem 
Fidem, et plenius testimonium Sigillum CoUegii Yalensis quo in hac Parte 
utimur, Prsesentibus apponi fecimus. 

Eliseus Williams, Rector. 

Samuel Whitman, 

Jared Eliot, 

Samuel Woodbridge, 

Jonathan Marsh, > Curatores. 

Samuel Cook, 

Samuel Whittlesey, 

Joseph Noyes. 

The autographs are of interest and are still quite legible. The 
seal has long since disappeared. It is noteworthy that in the 
college catalogue his name heads the list of the fifteen who com- 
prised his class, the arrangement having something to do with the 
existing ideas connected with social position. 

The six children of this family were : — 

44. Stephen Wakeman, bap. 25 Nov., 1 744 ; m. Sarah Wliitehead, 
29 June, 1789. He was a farmer. Eventually he sold his 
homestead in Green's Farms and removed with his family 

Datum a Collegio predicto quod est 
in Novo Portu Connecticuten- 
sium, Sep^ 13, A.D., 1738." 

" To all and singular who shall read 
these letters, greeting in the Lord. Know 
that we have examined Stephen Wake- 
man, a candidate for the first degree in 
Arts, as we have seen best, and that we 
determine to honor and adorn him, ap- 
proved by a sufficient examination, with 
the title and degree of Bachelor of Liberal 

Arts. For the greater assurance and ful- 
ler proof of this we have caused to be 
affixed to these presents the seal of Yale 
College which we employ here. 

Given at the College aforesaid which is 
in New Haven, Connecticut, Sept. 13, 

96 Jessup Genealogy. 

to Ballston, N. Y., and his descendants now reside in that 
State. Where and how he died were never known. After 
a visit in Green's Farms he started on his way to his New 
York home with a considerable sum of money in his posses- 
sion, and was never seen again. 

45. Sarah Wakeman, bap. 10 Aug., 1746. 

46. Jesup Wakeman, bap. 25 Sept., 1748; m. Amelia, dau. of 

Nehemiah Banks of Greenfield, 29 Dec, 1768, and d. 2 Jan., 
1 780. He was the father of Banks Wakeman, whose family 
is now represented in Green's Farms by those well known 
agriculturists, Talcott B. and Henry B. Wakeman. Another 
son was Jesup Wakeman of Southport, b. 12 Feb., 1771 ; 
d. 4 May, 1844. He m. Esther Dimon, 29 May, 1796, and 
had eight children : Susan (Mrs. Jesup Scott), William Webb, 
Maurice, Zalmon Bradley, Jesup Banks, Julia Frances (Mrs. 
Ebenezer Jesup), Esther Dimon (Mrs. Crapo), and Cornelia 
(Mrs. Warren D. Gookin)." The family has always been one 
of wealth and influence. 

47. Mary Wakeman, bap. 17 March, and d. 29 Oct., 1751. 

48. Mary Wakeman, 2d, bap. 31 Dec, 1752, m. 20 Dec, 1781, 

Jonathan Banks of Greenfield. 

49. Betsey Wakeman, bap. 1 June, 1755. 

Mrs. Sarah (Jesup) Wakeman married, 2d (2 June, 1768), 
Capt. Qavid Banks of Greenfield, who had no children. She was 
his second wife, and died in 1805, aged 78. Her mother, the 
widow of Capt. Edward Jesup, resided with her from 1772 to 

38. Elizabeth Jesup {Edward,^ Edward,^ Edward'^), born 
in Green's Farms, Conn., 13 Feb., 1728, married Thomas Couch, 
son of Thomas Couch, of the same place, 25 Feb., 1750, and 
died 25 Nov., 181 5, aged 87 years, 9 mos. Ensign Thomas 
Couch died 4 Dec, 1764, in his 39th year. They "renewed 
covenant" 23 Dec, 1750. 

Their seven children were : — 

" Mr. Gookin graduated at Dartmouth College in 1830. 

Edward of Green s Farms. 97 

50. Thomas Couch, b. 12 Feb., 1751 ; m. 2 April, 1772, Sarah, dau. 

of Jonathan Nash " of Fairfield, and d. in Redding, 1 6 March, 
181 7. He served in the Revolution of 1776 through the en- 
tire war, and was present with General Montgomery at the 
siege of Quebec. " Their meeting-house and most of their 
movables were burned in the Revolution by the enemy ; there- 
fore they fled from Green's Farms to Redding." Mrs. Eben- 
ezer Hawley of Ridgefield was a daughter, and Thomas Nash 
Couch, and E. B. Sanford of Redding are grandchildren. 
Eleven children: i. Sarah Couch, b. 9 Aug., 1773, d. young. 
2. Thomas Couch, b. 23 Sept., 1774. 3. yo7iathan Couch, 
b. 13 Feb., 1777, father of Major-Gen. Darius-Nash Couch, 
distinguished in the late Civil War.** 4. Sarah Couch, b. 18 
Sept., 1779. 5. Nathan Couch, b. 25 Sept. 1781. 6. Esther 
Couch, b. 14 Dec, 1783. 7. Moses Couch, b. 2 Oct., 1786. 
8. Edward Couch, b. 7 March, 1789. 9. Hezekiah Couch, 
b. 14 March, 1791. 10. Mary Couch, b. 21 April, 1793. 
II. jfohn Couch, b. 28 July, 1795.° 

51. Simon Couch, b. 6 Nov. (bap. 12 Nov.), 1752, settled in Red- 

ding; m. 7 Jan., 1776, Eleanor, dau. of Jonathan Nash of 
Fairfield, and d. 16 April, 1829. Ten children : i. Elizabeth 
Couch, b. 9 Oct., 1776. 2. jfessup Nash Couch,''- b. 3 Aug., 
1 778, Judge of the Ohio Superior Court. 3. Seth Couch, b. 31 
Aug., 1780. 4. Eleanor Couch, b. 26 Aug., 1782. 5. Sunon 

« The landed estate of the brothers Democratic candidate for Governor of 

Thomas and Simon Couch, in Redding, Massachusetts ; then U. S. Collector at 

was obtained through their alliance with Boston, 1866-67 ; and afterward president 

the family of Jonathan Nash. of a Virginia mining and manufacturing 

^ Darius Nash Couch, b. in South- company. (Johnson's Encyc.) He now 

east New York, of Redding parents, 23 resides at Norwalk, Conn. 

July, 1822, graduated at West Point in <^ Todd's Hist, of Redding, p. 189. 

1846 ; served in the Mexican war 1847-48, "^ " Jessup Nash Couch, graduated at 

and at various posts until 30 April, 1855, Yale College in 1802 ; removed to Chilli- 

when he resigned and engaged in busi- cothe, Ohio, in 1S04, where he practised 

ness. Living then at Taunton, Mass., law until appointed Judge of the Superior 

he resumed his sword at the outbreak Court of the State in 181 5. This office 

of the civil war, as Colonel of the Sev- he held until his death, in 1821. In the 

enth Mass. Vols., and in 1862 became war of 1812 he was aid-de-camp to Gov- 

Major-General, serving until the close ernor Meigs of Ohio, and bearer of de- 

of the war, in 1865. That year he was spatches to General Hull." 

qS yessup Genealogy. 

Couch," b. I Dec, 1784. 6. Nash Couch, b. 23 April, 1787. 
7. Priscilla Couch, b. 27 June, 1790. 8. Edward Couch, 
b. 14 July, 1792. 9. Simon A. Couch, b. 6 Dec, 1794. 
10. Caroline Couch, b. 23 June, 1801. 
52. Sarah Couch, b. 30 March, 1754; d. in 1815; m. 14 Oct., 
1772, Hezekiah Banks (b. in Greenfield; d. in Easton in 
18 12, aged 64), and had eight children : i. Sturges Banks, b. 
1773 ; m. a Gould ; d. in Weston, aged 44, and had one child 
only. 2. Sarah Banks, b. 1775 ; m. Captain Joseph Hill, of 
Liberty, Sullivan County, N. Y., and d. there, aged 94. They 
had 8 children, and have very numerous descendants living in 
the same county. One grandson (son of her dau. Sarah who 
m. a son of Judge Crary, of Liberty) Horace Staples Crary, now 
lives in Binghampton. 3. Hezekiah Banks, Jr., b. 1777; m. 
Rhuamah Betts, and d. aged 95, and has a large posterity. 
The Rev. George W. Banks, of Guilford, Conn. (Yale, 1863), 
is a grandson. 4. Patty Banks, b. 1780; d. April, 1858; in 
1798 m. John Staples,* whose oldest son, Horace Staples, now 
(1886) 84 years old, is an active and prominent citizen of 
Westport. Horace Staples was bom on the old Greenfield 
homestead, much of which he still owns ; is President of the 
First National Bank, of Westport ; founder of the " Staples 
High School" of the same to\vn, and a man of large public 
spirit. He has a son (Capt. William G. Staples) and several 
grandchildren. His second wife, " Charrey " Couch, was a 
granddaughter of Thomas Couch and Elizabeth Jessup. A 
younger brother (there were five children), Edward Jesup 
Staples (b. 181 1; d. 1862), lived in Bridgeport. 5. Mary 
Banks, b. 1783 ; m. Sherwood Seeley, of Easton, and d. aged 
96, leaving three children. Edward Seeley, of Easton, is a 
grandson. 6. Arete Banks, b. 1 788 ; m. William Nichols ; d. 
aged 27, leaving no children. 7. J^esup Banks, b. 1791 ; m. 

a " Simon Couch, graduating at Yale in 27 Nov., 1861. The father was deacon of 

1804, settled at Marion, Ohio, and prac- the Baptist Church, in Stratfield (now 

tised medicine until his death, in 1826. Bridgeport), for 30 years, and the son 

— Todd's ///sf. 0/ jReddhi^, Coun. after him held the office for 46 years 

* Capt. John Staples was the son of more. 
John Staples of Greenfield, b. 1776 ; d. 

Edward of Green 's Farms, go 

Laura Sherwood ; d. aged 71. Charles Banks of Bridgeport is 
his son. 8. Walter Banks, of Easton, b. 1793, and still living 
(1886) ; m. ist, Miranda Adams, 2d, Hannah Betts, has had 
several children, one of whom is Edwin Banks, of Bridgeport. 

53. Elizabeth Couch, b. 23 Jan., 1756; m. Noah Hanford, some- 

times called "of Norwalk," and sometimes "of Fairfield." 
He d. before 1781, when his estate was inventoried, and she 
d. before 1783, when the inventory of her estate is recorded. 
Their children were two : i. Ebenezer Hanford, a minor in 
1 790, when the Probate Court appointed, as his guardian, his 
imcle, Moses Sherwood. 2. Hezekiah Hafiford, whose guar- 
dian, in 1792, was his uncle, Gideon Couch. 

54. GroEON Couch, b. 12 Sept., 1757; m. Eleanor Wakeman, of 

Greenfield, 26 Dec, 1781. Six children: 1-2. Gideon and 
Charrey, died quite young, 3 Sept., 1796. 3. Wakeman 
Couch, bap. 29 May, 1785, now (1883) represented by Rufus 
Couch and Mrs. Burritt Wakeman, of Westport. 4. Gideon 
Couch, bap. 18 Jan., 1789, and d. 1846, unmarried. 5. Eli 
Couch, bap. 24 July, 1791, who m. Matilda Jennings, 27 Jan., 
1827, and left children, — John and WilUam, of Green's Farms, 
and Mrs. Horace Smith, of Bridgeport. 6. Charrey Couch, 
2d, b. II Feb., 1802, and d. 1881 (Mrs. Horace Staples). 

55. Mary Couch, bap. 15 May, 1760; d. in Green's Farms, Conn., 

13 May, 1824, aged 64, her death being hastened by the 
severe shock she received on seeing a man killed at her o\vn 
door while felling a tree. She m. ist (5 May, 1 784), " Comet " 
Moses Sherwood, of the Revolutionary army of 1776; 2d, (15 
March, 1800), Aaron Sher\vood (d. 20 June, 1835, aged 68), 
by whom she had one child, Moses Aaron Sherwood. This 
son graduated at Yale College, in 1824, married, and had by 
his wife, Catharine G. Shenvood, two sons and two daughters. 
The sons George and Wallace, died young, but descendants of 
the daus. are still living. Moses A. Sherwood d. in Green's 
Farms, 18 Feb., 1848, aged 43. 

56. Stephen Couch, b. in Fairfield, Conn., 4 May, 1763, m. 29 Jan., 

1784," Ann Edmond, b. in Woodbury, Conn., i8 March, 1764, 

" Fairfield, Conn., Town Records. 

loo JessMp Genealogy. 

a dau. of Robert Edmond, of Ridgefield, and sister of Hon. 
William Edmond (Y. C. 1777), member of Congress from 
Conn., 1 798-1801, and Judge of the State Supreme Court, 
1805-19. Another brother, David Edmond (Y. C. 1796), was 
a distinguished lawyer in Vergennes, Vt. About 1789, Mr. 
Couch emigrated to the northern part of the State of New 
Hampshire, then known as the "Cohos country," now the 
counties of Grafton and Coos. The Grafton County records 
show that in that year he purchased, for seventy pounds, one 
hundred acres of land in the town of Landaff. In the deed he 
is spoken of as "Stephen Couch, joiner." In subsequent 
deeds he is designated, " trader, inn-keeper, and husbandman." 
About 1 795 he removed to Bath, the next town, and the county 
records show that until 181 1 he was largely engaged in the 
purchase and sale of lands. One who knew him well," says 
"he was a very energetic and popular business man, and 
largely controlled the business of the town up to about the 
time of the war of 181 2. He also dealt extensively in real 
estate in Bath and other towns. He built two houses and put 
up a forge for making bar-iron." His son-in-law,^ says that 
" he devoted the last years of his life to developing the mineral 
resources of the Connecticut valley, bringing into notice the 
quarries of mica in Grafton, N. H. ; organizing the Franconia Iron 
Works of which he was the first agent, and which first manu- 
factured iron from the ore found in Lisbon ; and forming two 
companies in Vermont for the nianufacture of copperas, which, 
after his death, were merged into one at Thetford." He and 
his wife both died suddenly of spotted fever, at the age of 49, 
in 1813 ; she, on the 6th of Aprjl, and he, on the 21st, and both 
are buried in Bath. They had seven children : — 

I. Elizabeth Jesup Couch,'' b. in Fairfield, Conn., 28 April, 
1 785 ; m. John Hall, at Derryfield, N. H., 14 April, 1807. They 
lived in Manchester, where she d. 2 Dec, 1858, aged 73. He 

« Col. J. H. Johnson, of Bath, N. H., " Walter Banks, of Easton, Conn., now 
now 82 years of age (1883). (1SS4) in his gad year, remembers when 

* Hon. Robert Morrison, of North- in 1807 his uncle, Stephen Couch, and 
wood, N. H. his cousin, Elizabeth (Betsey), visited 

friends in Conn. 

Edward of Greenes Farms. ioi 

also d. there. Four children : (i) Stephen Couch Hall, who 
lives in Reno, Nev. ; (2) Edmond Hall, d. young, in Man- 
chester ; (3) Ann Hall, m. Lycurgus Sherman, and d. in Castle- 
ton, Vt., leaving a son, John Sherman ; (4) Henry Hall, m, 
and lived in Manchester. 

2. Mary Sherwood Couch, b. in Fairfield, Conn., 31 March, 
1788; m. Nathan Applebee, of Wells River, Vt., 1808, and d. 
there, 3 April, 1869. He enlisted in the war of 181 2 and was 
not again heard fi-om. Their only child, Eliza Applebee, b. 
10 Feb., 181 1, in Franconia, N, H., m. Marcus Morton, of 
Wells River, Vt., of whose five children one survives, Henry 
Couch Morton, of Hoboken, N. J. 

3. Catharine Smith Couch, b. in Landaff, N. H., i April, 
1792; m. in 1822 Mahlon Cottrill. "She possessed in a re- 
markable degree the administrative abihty which made her 
celebrated as a hostess. She d. in Montpelier, Vt., 28 April, 
1861. Mr. Cottrill, b. in Bridport, Vt, in 1797, came to Mont- 
pelier in 1826, and was for many years (until 1856) pro- 
prietor of the Pavilion Hotel, kno\^^l both in and out of the 
State as the prince of landlords and identified with every public 
interest He was an extensive mail contractor, favorably known 
at Washington city. He d. in Kansas City, Mo., 20 Oct., 1864, 
while superintending the execution of a contract with the Gov- 
ernment for carr)-ing the U. S. Mail from that city to Santa 
F6." They had seven children: (i) Wm. Hutchins Cottrill, 
b. 6 June, 1823, m. Frances, dau. of Dr. Hall, of Burlington, 
Vt., and was a popular hotel keeper in Appleton, Wis. Had 
one child, Julia Cottrill, m. and li\-ing (1883) in Milwaukee. 
(2) Lyman Hawley Cottrill, b.^i6 INfay, 1825, m. and lived in 
Oshkosh, Wis., and d, in Oregon, Nov., 1877. He left one 
son, Mahlon Cottrill, now (1883) in Berlin, Wis. (3) Charles 
Edward Huntington Cottrill, b. 11 July, 1826; d. 3 Feb., 
'^^IZ- (4) George Washington Cottrill, b. 18 May, 1828, grad. 
Univ. of Vt., 1847 ; is a lawj-er of wealth in New York city. 

(5) Henry Clay Cottrill, b. 26 June, 1830; d. 12 Feb., 1833. 

(6) Jedd Philo Clarke Cottrill, b. 15 April, 1832, grad. Univ. 
of Vt., 1852 ; a law}-er of wide reputation in Milwaukee, Wis. 

102 Jessup Genealogy. 

He has been District Attorney of Milwaukee County (1865-66), 
member of the commission of three appointed by the Supreme 
Court to revise the statutes of the State, and in 1874 elected 
Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted 
Masons of Wisconsin ; m., and has several children." (7) 
Charles Mahlon Cottrill, b. 20 Oct., 1834, went to Oshkosh in 
1849; in 1859 settled in Milwaukee, where he has ever since 
been connected with the steamboat business. He is married. 

4. SteJ>hen Edmond Couch, b. Bath, N. H., 28 June, 1794; 
removed with his family to Compton, Canada, in 1822 or 1823, 
where he purchased and cleared a heavily timbered farm. He 
d. of exposure in a winter's storm at St. Cesaire, on his way to 
Montreal, 12 March, 1833. He m. Sarah Hibbard, sister of 
David Hibbard, of Bath, 18 April, 18 16. She d. in Compton, 
16 March, 1852. Seven children : (i) Sally Ann Couch, b. in 
Bath, 18 1 7, lived in Manchester, N. H., where she had built 
a house and was about to be married, when she suddenly 
died, aged 21. (2) Harriet Couch, b. in Bath, 18 18, m. 
Daniel Osgood Danforth, who d. in South Merrimac, Dec, 
1883, leaving four children, — Stephen Danforth, who d. in the 
army during the civil war ; John Danforth, m. and living in 
Nashua; Catharine Danforth (Mrs. J. R. Carr), with whom, in 
Manchester, her mother now lives ; and George Danforth. 
(3) Mary A. Couch, b. in Bath, 1819, m. Frederick T. Bowen, 
of Canada, and had three children, — Sarah Joy Keith Bowen, 
b. in Canada, m. Albert E. Cole, of Burnett, Wis., and has four 
children (Jedd Willis Cole, George W. T. Cole, Albert Edward 
Cole, and Ruth Virginia Cole) ; Katie Maria Bowen, who d. in 
Pardeeville, Wis., 8 July, i860, aged 7 yrs., 9 mos. ; and Jose- 
phine Grace Bowen, who d. in the same place, 28 July, 186 1, 
aged 3 yrs., 7 mos. (4) Catharine Couch, b. in Bath, 1822, m. 
Jesse Mann of that place, in 1855. Both are now dead. Four 
children : Quincy A. Mann, b. i856, lives in Worcester, Mass., 
in the employ of the Boston and Albany R. R. ; Orville Mann, 
b. 1859, station-agent at Hancock, Minn.; and Henry Mann, 

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Edward of Green's Farms. 103 

b. 1866, with his brother in Worcester; and one dau,, d. at the 
age of eight. (5) Lois Wells Couch, b. in Compton, Canada, 
1823, m. Levi Henry of the same place, and d. in 1864. Two 
daus., — Susan, d. 1883, and Mary, now (1884) living with the 
father. (6) Mahlon Cottrill Couch, b. in Compton, 1826, m. 
Nancy Martin, of Compton. He d. i Aug., 1882, leaving four 
children, who with the mother occupy the homestead, — Ste- 
phen Edmond Couch ; Avery Hollis Couch ; Daniel Marcellus 
Couch; and Hattie Ruth Couch. (7) Dorcas E. Couch, b. 
in Compton, 1828, d. in infancy. 

5. Ann Edmond Couch, b. in Bath, N. H., 15 June, 1796; 
m. 25 Sept., 1825, in Northwood, N. H. (by the Rev. Josiah 
Prentice), Robert Morrison, and died in Northwood, i Jan., 
1872. After the sudden deaths of both her parents, in 1813, 
she taught school in Northwood and vicinity a number of years 
until her marriage, advancing her own education meanwhile by 
attendance upon the academies in Kingston, and in Bradford, 
Mass., where she was a close student. Mr. Morrison was a 
native of Northwood, b. 30 June, 1797, and d. in the same 
town, 23 Nov., 1884, in his 88th year. He had an academical 
education; taught school until 1824-25, when he attended 
medical lectures at Harvard University. Receiving an appoint- 
ment as teacher in one of the public schools of Portsmouth, 
N. H., he taught for ten years, the last three keeping a pri- 
vate school; was Superintendent of the public institutions of 
the city for five years, until 184 1, when he was elected to 
the State Legislature. The same year he was made Superin- 
tendent of the " Boston Asylum and Farm School for Indigent 
Boys," holding this position for fifteen years. Mrs. Morrison 
was here his efficient assistant, some of the most interesting 
portions of the yearly Reports being written by her, as well as 
more or less of the " Farm School Hymns " used by the chil- 
dren. Returning to Portsmouth in 1856, he was three times 
elected mayor of the city (1857-59). He then purchased a 
farm in Northwood in sight of the old homestead where he 
was bom, and there resided until his death. He was at this 
time one of the oldest members of the Masonic Fraternity in 

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the State, having joined in 1818. The Northvvood Lodge bears 
his name. They had two children, both born in Portsmouth : 
(i) Ann Edmond Morrison, b. 16 April, 1834; m. in Boston, 
28 Jan., 1853, Thomas M. Thompson, a lawyer, and lives in 
New York city. They have had two children ; one d. in infancy, 
the other, James Willson Thompson, b. in Chicago, 9 Nov., 
1876. (2) Augusta Elizabeth Morrison, b. 31 May, 1839, m. 
in Portsmouth, N. H., Edward N. Fuller, now (1884) editor ot 
the "Tacoma News," New Tacoma, Washington Territory; 
has had four children, one (Mrs. Fisher) is married and living 
(1884) in Peoria, 111., and has three children." 

6. George Washington Couch, b. in Bath, 16 May, 1802. 
Nothing appears to have been known about him for many 
years, and he is thought to be dead (1883). He had two 

7. Robert Thomas Couch, b. in Franconia, 25 Feb., 1808, 
and d., aged nine mos. 

39. Mary Jesup {Edward,^ Edward,^ Edward'^), born in 
Green's Farms, Conn., 28 Sept., 1729, married, ist, John More- 
house of the same place, 16 May, 1745. He was the son of 
Gideon Morehouse, a man of wealth, and died 13 June, 1753, his 
father having died on the 12th May. preceding. Administration 
on his estate was granted to Mary, the widow, 9 Aug., 1753. 

Children of 1st marriage, five: — 

57. Gideon Morehouse, b. 17 Dec, 1746. 

58. Edward Morehouse, b. 3 April, 1748. 

59. Mary Morehouse, b. 23 Nov., 1749. 

60. John Morehouse, b. 25 Aug., 1751 ; d. 27 Dec, 1795. 

61. Joseph Morehouse, b. 11 June, 1753. 

Mary (Jesup) Morehouse married, 2d, Gershom Sturges, son 
of Jeremiah Sturges of Fairfield, 30 July, 1854. He was born 
8 Sept., 1730, one of a family of tAvelve, of which seven were 

« Account of Mr. Morrison furnished by his niece, Mrs. Daniel P. Mason, of 
Northwood, N. H. 

Edward of Green's Farms. 105 

sons. He died 15 March, 1762. The Probate Records of the 
town note that the inventory of his estate was accepted 20 Aug., 

Children of the 2d marriage, three : — 

62. Ann Sturges, bap. 23 Marchj 1755. 

63. Martha Sturges, bap. i Oct., 1758. 

64. Sarah Sturges, bap. 3 Aug., 1760. 

Mary (Jesup) Sturges married, 3d, Lieut Samuel Taylor of 
Norwalk, 7 Feb., 1765, who lived in Green's Farms, and died 
there in 1805 at the age of ^2. He was the son of Reuben and 
Eunice Taylor, and his great-grandfather was John Taylor, of 
Northampton, Mass. His will was probated in Fairfield, 22 April, 
1805, and in it are mentioned his wife (elsewhere in the records 
called "Mary"), his daughters Eunice and Mary, and his sons 
Moses and Jesup. 

Green's Farms Records mention the following five children of 
this 3d marriage : — 

65. Jesup Taylor, d. 21 Aug., 1833, aged dZ) b. therefore about 

1765. He m. Sarah Coley and had several children: Moses 
Jesup Taylor ; Hezekiah Coley Taylor, the father of Edward 
Jesup Taylor (late Judge of Probate), and of Arthur Taylor, 
both of Green's Farms ; Anna Coley Taylor (mother of Silas 
Burr Sherwood, now Judge of Probate in Westport) ; Samuel 
y. Taylor, etc. 

66. Moses Taylor, bap. 4 July, 1 769 ; m. Abigail Morehouse in 

1796 ; no children. 

67. Patty Taylor, bap. 2 July, 1771. 

68. Gershom Taylor, bap. 6 July, 1772. As there is nothing more 

known of these two, they may have died in infancy. 

69. Nancy Taylor, bap. 30 April, 1775 (Mrs. Duncomb), who has 

living descendants. 

In addition to the above it is certain that Lieut. Samuel Taylor 
had three children besides, and by a previous marriage as is 
supposed, viz : — 

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70. Samuel Taylor, drowned i Aug., 1774, returning from Stony 

Brook, L. I., with a boatload of oysters, in company with Moses 

71. Mary Taylor (Mrs. Abraham Morehouse), who had six children. 

72. Eunice Taylor (Mrs. Aaron Jennings), the mother of the ven- 

erable Jesup Taylor yen7iings, now (1885) in his 87th year," 
whose son is the Rev. William Jesup Jennings of Redding. 

That Mary (Jesup) Sturges was the second vi'ife of Lieutenant 
Taylor is inferred from the fact that her dowry as the widow of 
John Morehouse in 1753 was not distributed to his heirs until 
1815, when the death of " Mary Taylor, aged 85," is recorded,* 
which corresponds with the age Mary Jesup would have reached 
at that date. 

40. Abigail Jesup {Edward^ Edward,^ Edward'^'), born 
9 May, 173 1, in Fairfield, Conn., married 17 Jan., 175 1, John 
Allen of Fairfield, a physician of large practice and great popu- 
larity ; the son of Gideon Allen and Ann, the daughter of 
Nathaniel Burr. He was born 5 Dec, 1710. At the burning of 
Fairfield by the British in 1779, his house and property to the 
value of ^^830 was destroyed, and he then removed to the town 
of New Fairfield, to that part now known as the town of Sherman, 
where he died 21 Dec, 1798, aged 88 years, 10 days. His wife 
died 4 July, 1773, before his removal. 

They had eight children, born in Fairfield : — 

73. Gideon Allen, b. 19 Oct., 1751 ; d. in Sherman, 22 Nov., 1824 ; 

farmer and unmarried. 

74. Abigail Allen, b. 13 March, 1753; m. Feb., 1773, John Fair- 

child of Stratford, who d. in Durham, Conn., Sept., 1777, 
aged 26. They had one son, Robert Fairchild, b. 19 Jan., 
1775, who m. Esther, dau. of John Brooks, 10 Aug., 1795 
(b. II Aug., 1776 and d. 19 Dec, 1819). Robert was grad. at 
Yale College, 1793, and d. 9 July, 1835. He was appointed 
Marshal of Connecticut by President Madison in 1809 and 

" Mr. Jesup Taylor Jennings died i6 April, 1885. 
* See Green's Farms Church Records. 

Edward of Green's Farms. 107 

reappointed by President Monroe, serving until 182 1. He 
was afterwards Judge of Probate. He was of tlie sixth genera- 
tion from Thomas Fairchild, the first of the name in Stratford. 
He had thirteen children: (i) John Fairchild, b. 1796, d. 
unm. 1829. (2) Maria Fairchild, b. 1798. (3) Julia Ann 
Fairchild, b. 1800, d. 1806. (4) Robert George Fairchild, 
b. Dec, 1802, m. Sarah Brintnall of Troy, N. Y., and in i860 
had two children. (5) Jane Emeline Fairchild, b. 1805, dec'd. 
(6) Alfred Fairchild, b. 1807, drowned 1832. (7) Julia Fair- 
child, b. 1809, d. 1838, in Troy, N. Y., at the house of Lemuel 
Brintnall. (8) Frederick Fairchild, b. 181 2, d. 1862. (9-1 1) 
Cornelia, Catharine, and Sidney Fairchild (triplets), b. and d. 
1814. (12) Henry Fairchild, b. 19 Aug., 1815, the day his 
great-grandfather. Rev. Nathan Birdseye (Yale, 1736) was loi 
years old. He m. Eliza Shelton and in i860 had two children. 
(13) Samuel Allen Fairchild, b. 18 19, lived in Ohio and had 
no children. The mother died within an hour of his birth. 

75. Martha Allen, b. i April, 1755. 

76. Ann Allen, b. 19 Jan., 1757, was the first wife of William Silli- 

man, son of Gold S. Silliman; m. 22 Sept., 1774; d. 14 Jan. 
1776, in Fairfield. 

77. John Allen, b. 14 Aug., 1759; m. Elizabeth Maltby 29 Nov., 

1803. She d. 3 Jan., 1839, leaving at least two children: 
Julia Allen, who m. a Mr. Gerow, and Ann Allen, who m. 
Walter B. Ferris ; all lived at the West. 

78. James Allen, b. 14 July, 1762 ; m. 25 March, 1804, Abigail 

Dimon, dau. of William Dimon of Southport. Two children : 
I. Harriet Dimon Allen, b. 9 April, 1805. 2. John Allen, 2,d, 
b. 24 April, 1807; d. i Feb., 1825. Harriet D. Allen m. 24 
Oct., 1826, George Taylor, M.D." of New Milford, b. 24 Aug. 
1802, and d. 14 Jan., 1881, having been in medical practice in 
that town for fifty-four years. Mrs. Taylor died 19 Jan., 1847. 
Of Dr. George Taylor's two children, Charles Taylor, b. 24 

" Dr. George Taylor was son of tised Homoeopathy, and was the first to 

Col. William Taylor, and grandson of the do so in the State. He was repeatedly a 

Rev. Nathaniel Taylor. He graduated at member of the Legislature and prominent 

Yale Medical School in 1824, but prac- as a Democrat. 

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Feb., 1829, grad. M.D. in 1852, at the Med. College, Geneva, 
N. Y., and since 1854 has practised Homoeopathy in his native 
town; m. 15 Jan., 1861, Olivia Craft of Quaker Hill, Dutchess 
County, N. Y., and has had three children: (i) Maggie 
Taylor, b. 28 Oct., 1861 ; (2) Harriet Allen Taylor, b. 30 Dec, 
1864 ; and (3) William Harry Taylor, b. 7 April, 1868, d. 10 May, 
1872. Harriet Allen Taylor, the second of the two children of 
Dr. George Taylor, b. 17 Dec, 1831, m. 30 May, 1854, Hon. 
Thomas E. Stewart, lawyer, of New York city. They have one 
son, George Taylor Stewart, M.D., b. 25 Nov., 1855, now 
practising medicine in the same city. 

79. Samuel Allen, b. 3 Aug., 1765 j d. 27 Nov., 1837, in Sherman; 

farmer and unmarried. 

80. Sarah Allen, b. 25 Dec, 1768; d. in Sherman, 15 May, 

1847, unmarried. 

Three of the sons of Dr. Allen were at different times mem- 
bers of the State Legislature. Gideon Allen represented the 
town of New Fairfield from 1779 to 1790, and again in 1794, and 
the town of Sherman (previously a part of New Fairfield) in 1806. 
Samuel Allen represented New Fairfield in 1 791-1792, also in 
1 801-1802, and Sherman in 1803-1804. Samuel Allen was rep- 
resentative for Sherman in 18 14. 

41. Blackleach Jesup (^Edward^ Edward,'^ Edward}'), was 
born in Green's Farms, Conn., 14 Dec, 1735, but lived the greater 
part of his life in Wilton, where he died 22 March, i8i6,« at the 
house of his granddaughter Lydia (Mrs. John Dunning), while 
there on a visit.* He was three times married, and the father of 
a patriarchal family of nineteen children. According to the pro- 
visions of his father's will (cited above), the portion of the landed 
estate, inherited by himself and his younger brother Ebenezer, 
was not divided until 1762, when the latter had reached the age 
designated, that of twenty-three,— his college course having been 
completed in 1760, and his professional studies during the years 

" Family Bible of Benjamin Jesup, of Schodack, N. Y. 

' Statement of a great-grandson, Richard Dunning, of North Wilton. 

Edward of Green's Farms. 109 

that followed. The elder brother then, as directed in the will, 
divided the property into two portions, and the choice, as stipu- 
lated, was offered to the younger. Ebenezer preferring the home- 
stead, Blackleach took the Wilton farm, and about the same time 
removed there with his family. He may have done so in 1761, 
as the baptism of his second child is recorded there at that date. 
The eldest child was baptized in Green's Farms in 1759, the par- 
ents, according to custom, having " received covenant " the same 
year. Wilton was then a parish in the town of Norwalk, having 
been organized in 1725. In 1802 it became a distinct town. 

The farm of Blackleach was finely located on the high ground 
in the eastern part of the parish, which still retains its original 
name, Harry's Ridge." An old resident * there told the writer in 
1880 that it was so named for "Harry," the negro-servant, who 
with his squad was sent in advance to make the first clearing, 
and prepare for the first occupation of the land. Here he estab- 
lished himself on his six hundred acres, cultivated by his African 
slaves, and lived much as did the other farmers, his neighbors, — 
" planters " they were called. As his children began Hfe for 
themselves, he gave to each a negro. One, named Tom, is still 
remembered, who once belonged to his son Joseph, After the 
New York act of emancipation, he went to Saratoga Springs as 
waiter in one of the fashionable hotels, was prospered, and was 
known as " Thomas S. Jesup." 

Blackleach, like his father, was interested in the West India 
trade, and in similar business enterprises, his vessels sailing from 
Norwalk. The Wilton homestead has now passed entirely into 
other hands, his numerous descendants having, for the most part, 
removed to other portions of the country. One field, however, is 
still known as the " Jesup Lot." 

Blackleach Jesup was one of the most prominent men in his 
portion of the town. During the war for Independence, he took 

° So named in the inventory of his father's estate. In Norwalk Records wrongly 
called " Harris's Ridge." 
* Mrs. Isaac Sterling. 

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the patriot side, requiring not a little decision of character in 
a section of country where a great diversity of sentiment pre- 
vailed, and within fifty miles of New York city, the headquarters 
of the British army. Wilton and its vicinity being a hilly region, 
distant eight to ten miles from the coast-line, was a refuge for 
many who fled from the border warfare between Whig and Tory 
that raged throughout Westchester County in the adjoining State, 
and which made it also often necessary, on the approach of the 
enemy by sea, to withdraw from the shore inland. To all such, 
the house and home of Blackleach offered protection. 

When the Continental Congress of 1775 proposed the policy of 
non-intercourse with the mother country, Norvvalk appointed a 
committee to see that this policy was carried out, and Blackleach 
Jesup was one of this committee. He was also one of the com- 
mittee of inspection, whose business it was to see that the arms 
and military equipments of the citizens were in order in case of 
any emergency ; and in 1778 his name was added to the com- 
mittee chosen to supply the wants of the families of the soldiers 
absent in the Continental army. 

Several of his living grandchildren (1884) are quite positive 
that he at one time thought of removing to Jessup's Landing on 
the upper waters of the Hudson, where his Loyalist cousins were 
living just before the Revolution, but changed his plan because 
not pleased with the country. His change of plan is explained 
by others on account of annoyance received, when he reached 
there, from the Indians. The Land Papers, in the office of the 
Secretary of State of New York at Albany, show that in 1774 he 
purchased a tract of land of his cousin, Joseph Jessup, Jun., in 
what is now Warren County, Joseph giving a bond in the sum of 
;^I20 to deliver a patent for the same, so soon as paid for. As 
two years only elapsed before the loyalists fled to Canada, it is 
probable the bargain was never closed ; and this may explain, in 
part at least, the story of his removal. In April, 1794, he pur- 
chased of John Townsend, for ;^840, one hundred and forty acres 
of land in Fredrickstown (afterwards Franklin, now Patterson), in 

Edward of Gree^i 's Farms. 1 1 1 

Putnam County, N. Y., and removed there from Connecticut with 
his family. In 1803, he and Mary his wife (Mrs. Mary Sturges), 
mortgage this property for $850 to Samuel Towner, and in 1805 
he buys another home of one Abraham A. Van Valkenburgh in 
the town of Schodack, Rensselaer County, and near the Hudson 
River." This house is still standing. A portion of this property 
he conveyed to his son Henry in 1806, and in 1808 both joined 
ill a deed, together with their wives, in conveyance of all their 
property to Thomas Hitchcock.* This son lived in Schodack 
until he removed to Michigan, in 1840, and it is probable that his 
father spent the few remaining years of his life with him. 

Blackleach married, ist, Sarah Stebbins, of Ridgefield, 23 
Feb., 1757, who died 9 May, 1768, aged 32. He had by her 
six children, the last four, and possibly the last five, born in 
Wilton : — 

+81. Joseph, b. 9 Feb. (bap. 9 July), 1759, in Green's Farms. 
82. Sarah, b, 15 Feb. (bap. 22 Mar,), 1761 ; d. 30 April, 1765." 

-\-%T,, James'' Edward, b. 25 Oct. (bap. 5 Dec), 1762. 

+84. Blackleach, Jr., b. 4 Aug. (bap. 23 Sept.), 1764. 

+85. Benjamin, b. 19 May (bap. 22 June), 1766. 
86. Ebenezer, b. 8 May, 1 768 ; went to sea when fourteen as cabin- 
boy, becoming in time the captain of a schooner trading be- 
tween Norwalk and the West Indies, of which his father was 
half-owner. " He was a bright, jovial man, usually leaving 
home in high spirits. As he left on his last voyage it is remem- 
bered that he turned back and remarked, with unusual serious- 
ness, that if he but owned a good farm, he would never go to 
sea again." Neither he nor his vessel ever returned. Both 
were lost about March, 1794, on the return voyage from 
Jamaica to New York. It is said, also, that he visited the 
East Indies, as indicated by various articles of curiosity still in 
possession of the family, and which he brought home with him. 

« Land Records, Dutchess Co., N. Y. 

'' Land Records, Rensselaer Co., N. Y. 

« Another family record says : b. i6 Feb. ; d. 13 April. 

=* In the Wilton Church Records, the name is " Edward." 

112 yessup Genealogy. 

Blackleach married, 2d, Mary Kellogg, of Wilton, 3 Nov., 
1768. They were married by Rev. Isaac Lewis, pastor of the 
church, and both were received as members in 1770. She died, 
3 Feb., 1796. 

They had thirteen children, all born in Wilton : — 

+87. Mary, b. 9 Dec, 1769. 

%Z. Samuel, b. 22 April, 1771 ; d. 7 July, 1775. 
+89. Sarah, b. 22 Jan., 1773. 

90. Ann, b. 14 Dec, 1774; d. 22 July, 1775. 

91. Ann, b. 11 May," 1776; d. 28 Oct., 1790. 
+92. Esther, b. 2 Nov., 1777. 

93. Samuel, b. ii July, 1779; d. in Illinois, as the result of an 


94. Richard, b. 28 Jan.,** 1781 ; d. 30 Jan., 1781. 

95. Richard, b. 9 April, 1782; was a sailor, left home when quite 

young, and was lost at sea, time and place not certainly known. 
+96. Henry, b. 29 Feb., 1784. 

97. Elizabeth, b. 5 Feb., 1786; d. 24 May, 1794.* 
+98. Isaac, b. 2 Oct., 1787. 
99. George, b. 9 Dec, 1 790 ; d. in Steuben County, N. Y., " killed 
by the fall of a stick of timber." 

Blackleach married, 3d, about the year 1798, Mrs. Mary 
Sturges,*^ widow of Thaddeus Sturges, of Ridgefield, Conn., born 
I Sept., 1744. She was the daughter of Deacon Nathan Com- 
stock, of Wilton, and sister of Major Samuel Comstock, of the 
Revolutionary army. It was not long before this marriage, or 
soon after it, that he removed from Wilton to the adjoining State 
of New York. The latter years of her life were spent at the 

" Another record says 9 May. Sturges, who never married, and died 

* Another record, says 31 Jan. at the house of her brother-in-law, Mr. 

'^ Another record, says 21 May, 1790. Palmer; William Sturges, who lived in 

^ She married her first husband in North Salem, and died there, in 1859; 

April, 1762, by whom she had six chil- and Strong Sturges, who lived in New 

dren: Anna Sturges (Mrs. Judge Watts, York city, and died there, of cholera, 

of Carmel, N. Y.) ; Mary Sturges (Mrs. in 1S32, and whose children now (1883) 

Eben. Palmer, of Patterson); Laura reside in Brooklyn and the State of 

Sturges (Mrs. Faraday, of Troy); Sally Wisconsin. 

Edward of Green 's Farms. 1 1 3 

house of her son, Strong Sturges, 47 Rutgers Street, New York 
city, where she died after a short illness, 9 March, 183 1, aged 
87 years and six months. 

42. Ebenezer Jesup (Edward^ Edward,^ Edward'^^, born in 
Green's Farms, Conn., 14 March, 1739, was educated at Yale 
College, where he graduated in the class of 1760. He intended 
studying law, but was deterred by indifferent health, and turned 
to the medical profession, becoming a physician of skill and 
repute, with an extensive practice. During the Revolution he 
was for a time a surgeon in the Continental army, at Cherry 
Valley, N. Y.,° but the date has not been ascertained. 

Living directly on the shore of Long Island Sound, on the old 
homestead-farm inherited from his father, he was much exposed 
to the raids of the British troops and sympathizers, to whom his 
active patriotism made him especially obnoxious, and who repeat- 
edly attempted to seize him, but without success. Whenever 
news came that the enemy were approaching, his favorite negro- 
servant, Governor Tom, — said to have been a king in his own 
country, — would yoke the ox-team and remove the family and 
the more valuable goods to the hills of the neighboring parish 
of Northfield (Weston), or more probably to the home of his 
brother Blackleach, in Wilton. This occurred more than once 
when Dr. Jesup was absent in the army. 

When Gen. Tryon and the British troops burned Fairfield, 
7 July, 1779, his home, with those of fourteen of his neighbors, 
suffered a like fate on the day following. His house with its 
furniture and provisions, barn, and corn-house, were destroyed, 
valued at ;^42i 2s. ^.^ as subsequently reported to the Legis- 
lature, — a loss greater than that of any other person, with a 
single exception. These losses were partially compensated by 
the State, by an abatement of taxes, and also by the donation, in 

" Statement of his grandson, Deacon Godfrey's, ;^362 ; Abraham Andrews', 
John S. Hyde. £,^^^ Jesup Wakeman's, £i<^\; Moss 

^ Among other losses were the Meet- Kent's, ;^3i6. — Hinman's Connecticut 
ing House and beIl,;^6oo ; Rev. Dr. Rip- in the Revolution, Appendix, p. 6i6. 
ley's house and bam, £,\i-^\ Nathan 


114 yessup Genealogy. 

1792, of certain wild lands owned by the State in what is now 
known as Huron County, Ohio, then called the " Western Re- 
serve." These lands were known as " Sufferers' Lands," and the 
relief granted the entire town of Fairfield, is stated to have been 
;C23,893 \2s. Sd. 

Dr. Jesup was always an active and efficient supporter of the 
church in Green's Farms, during the ministrations of Rev. Heze- 
kiah Ripley, D.D., who was pastor for more than half a century. 
In 1788 he was chosen deacon, and held the office for twenty-four 
years, until the time of his death. As deacon he had charge of the 
communion service, some pieces of which are still in the posses- 
sion of the church. This silver was often sought for by marauding 
parties during the Revolution, but safely hidden in the chimney or 
in the well, or, overlooked in the hurried search of the would- 
be plunderers, it was never found. At another time when the 
enemy had landed and were conveying the cattle of the vicinity 
to their vessels, he and his neighbors, by firing upon the cattle, 
caused them to ** stampede," when many broke away and were 

Like his brother and many others, he owned more or less 
negro-slaves, though it was evidently a very mild form of 
bondage, the remnants of which disappeared from the State at 
the revision of its Constitution in 18 18. The last of his slaves 
is still well remembered — " Aunt Lyd " — who lived to a good 
old age, and was cared for by some member of the family to the 
last. The writer's father once told him that the Christmas holi- 
days of his grandfather's servants continued so long as the back- 
log on the kitchen hearth continued to burn. A pepperidge log 
was commonly selected, whose gnarled and twisted fibres, when 
well soaked in the brook, prolonged the festivities for a full week, 
during which, under the leadership of " Gov. Tom," they held 
high carnival. 

A grandson'' of Dr. Jesup, who in 1839 spent some time in 
Green's Farms, well remembers how many persons then living 

" Samuel A. Clarke of Salem, Oregon. 

Edward of Gree^i 's Farms. 1 1 5 

testified to the respect and influence conimanded by him, and the 
great confidence reposed in him. His liberaHty was especially 
recalled. Even the boy who was so fortunate as to open the 
gate as the Doctor rode up was sure of his silver sixpence. 
Although he turned from the study of law to medicine, his 
name appears often appended to legal documents as Justice 
of the Peace, in which capacity he served the town for a number 
of years. 

His residence was on the south side of the open common, near 
the Green's Farms station of the New York and New Haven 
railroad. The house built by him to replace the one destroyed 
by the British is still standing, though not now used as a dwell- 
ing. Its original site is now occupied by the residence of the 
present proprietor, Mr. Austin Jennings. Very few of Dr. Jes- 
up's descendants now live in this part of the town, and none of 
the name. Back of where his house stood is a low ridge of land 
— once covered with a growth of fine timber — which extends 
some distance into the salt-marsh in the direction of Long Island 
Sound. This is ** Long Hill," and was a favorite resort for the 
members of the family, and noted for its wild flowers and medi- 
cinal plants. 

Dr. Jesup died 8 Dec, 1812, in his seventy-fourth year, and 
lies buried with many members of his family in the ancient burial- 
ground in Green's Farms. 

Dr. Jesup, like his brother Blackleach, was thrice married, 
and the father of a large family. He had eleven children. 

He married, 1st, Eleanor Andrews of Fairfield, 6 May, 1764, 
who died 7 May, 1772, aged 34. 

Their children were three : — 

-f-ioo. Ebenezer, bap. i Jan., 1768. 
-f loi. Arete, bom 22 April, 1770. 
102. Edward, bap. 14 March, 1772 ; d. in infancy. 

Dr. Jesup married, 2d, Abigail Squire of Fairfield, 24 April, 
1774, who died 14 March, 1787, in her 43d year. 

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They had six children : — 

+ 103. Eleanor, bap. 12 Feb., 1775. 
+104. Sarah, born, 14 May, 1776. 
+ 105. Abigail, bap. 5 April, 1778. 
+106. Edward, born 10 Jan., 1780. 

107. Martha, bap. 19 May, and d. April, 1782. 

108. Martha, bap. 20 Nov., 1785 ; m. Dr. John Woofendale, a den- 

tist, and lived in New York city until her husband's death, 
when she removed to Westport, Conn., and d. 19 Feb., 1853. 
No children. 

Dr. Jesup married, 3d, AnnaWynkoop, 22 Jan., 1792, daughter 
of Benjamin Wynkoop, Jun., and granddaughter of Benjamin 
Wynkoop, of New York city, and Eunice Burr, daughter of 
Major Peter Burr, of Fairfield. Her emigrant ancestor was Peter 
Wynkoop of Albany (1616), and one of the first of the name in 
America." She was born in Fairfield 15 Dec, 1756, and died 
9 Nov., 1809. 

They had two children : — 

109. Harriet, bap. 5 March, 1793; m. William C. Barker, of New 
York, nephew of Jacob Barker, the distinguished financier. He 
d. suddenly in Louisville, Ky. She lived many years in New 
York, and died there. Their only child, Harriet Jesup Barker, 
m. Reuben D. Turner. She d. in 1874, and the family is 
+110. Mary Ann, bap. ii Nov., 1794- 

81 . Joseph Jesup {Blackleack, Edward,^ Edi^ard^ Edward'^ ), 
born in Wilton, Conn., 9 Feb., 1759, lived in that town for a time 
on a portion of his father's farm on Harry's Ridge. He after- 
wards removed to Schodack, Rensselaer County, N. Y., where he 
died, highly respected by all, 29 April, 1838. The text of the 
discourse delivered at his funeral was Gen. xlix: 33. He united 
with the church in his native place in 1782. He was twice mar- 
ried and had five children. 

" Burr Genealogy. 

Edward of Green 5 Farms. 1 1 7 

He married, ist, Susannah Betts of Nor\valk, 19 Oct., 1780, 
daughter of Stephen Betts and Mary Burwell, his wife, born 23 
Feb., 1761, and died 4 Jan., 1790. 

Their only child : — 

111. Charles, b. 26 Oct., 1781 j d. 24 May, 1795. 

He married, 2d, Eunice Hanford, 18 Oct., 1790, daughter of 
John Hanford and his wife, Mehitabel Comstock, of Norwalk, 
born 13 Dec, 1763. 

Their four children : — 

112. John, b. 6 April, 1794; d. 10 Nov., 1796. 
+ 113. Sarah Stebbins, b. 3 Feb., 1797. 
+114. BENjAiHN, b. 16 April, 1800. 

115. Joseph, b. 30 July, i8o6. He left home in 1829, and was last 
heard from in 1832, in New York city, about to sail for Bos- 
ton. It is thought he died of cholera, then prevalent. 

83. James Edward Jesup {Blackleach,'^ Edward^ Edward^ 
Edward^^, born in Wilton, Conn., in 1762 (baptized 5 Dec), 
went when a young man to Virginia, where he settled in Berkeley 
County, removing with his family afterward to the northeastern 
section of the present State of Kentucky, then claimed by Vir- 
ginia. He was one of the early pioneers ; and his descendants, 
who now live in the western counties, are numerous and influen- 
tial. Very little is known of his history. Others of his kindred 
had taken long voyages to distant lands, but he was the first to 
penetrate the distant wilderness, and establish there a home and 
a name. He was known as "Major Jesup." His son, Major- 
General T. S. Jesup, remembers his father's " crooked arm," the 
result of a sabre-wound when in the Revolutionary army. While 
in Virginia, he married, in 1787, Ann O'Xeill, but died early in 
life, Dec, 1796, and was buried near the town of Washington, in 
Mason County, Ky. She was born in Ireland, and was one of 
the O'Neills of County Tyrone, Ulster, and nearly related to the 
head of the family. She was also a near relative of the last 

ii8 yessup Genealogy. 

Spanish governor of Florida. She died in 1844, and Hes buried 
at Old Union, Bourbon County, Ky, 
They had four children : — 

+ 116. Thomas Sidney, b. 16 Dec, 1788, in Berkeley County, Va. 

+ 117. Saiviuel Blackleach, b. 12 Nov., 1792. 
118. Sarah, who m., ist, a Mr. Shrader, by whom she had one dau., 
now (1880) living in Union County, Ky. ; 2d, a Mr. Wilson, 
and settled at Port Royal, Henry County. She has long 
been dead. 

+ 119. William Wilson, b. 4 March, 1794' 

84. Blackleach Jesup {Blackleach,^'^ Edward^ Edward,^ Ed- 
ward'^'), born in Wilton, 4 Aug., 1764; married, 25 Feb., 1789, 
Abigail Raymond (born, I July, 1770, and died at the house of 
her daughter, Mrs. John Dunning, i May, 1849). He was a man 
of fine character and agreeable manners, and she was in every 
respect worthy of him. He lived on a farm given him by his 
father, near him, on Harry's Ridge. The old and modest farm- 
house is still standing (1881). He was killed by hghtning, 29 
June, 1809, during one of the most severe thunder-storms ever 
known, and which is now spoken of as the " Blackleach-Jesup 
thunder-storm." An eye-witness" of this storm, then living in 
Saugatuck (now Westport), in a letter written in 1882, speaks of 
it as " the longest and grandest thunder-storm he ever witnessed, 
and which for several hours so blackened the heavens that little 
could be seen except when the lightning flashed." 

There were nine children : — 

-f 120. Mary, b. 13 April, 1790. 
4-I2I. Lydia, b. II Oct., 1791. 
-1-122. WiLLUM, b. 20 July, 1793. 
-1-123. AuRiLLA (or Orilla), b. i Jan., 1795. 
124. Betsey, b. 26 July, 1796 ; m., 17 Nov., 1826, Dr. Philip Mead, 

of Wilton, physician (b. 6 July, 1800) ; d. 9 Sept., 1841. No 


« Hon. Bradford R. Wood, of Albany, N. Y., April, 1882. 

Edward of Green 's Farms. 1 19 

125. Ebenezer, b. 1797 ; m. Polly Fillow, 19 Sept, 182 1, now living 

(1881) ; d. in Wilton, where he was a farmer, 8 May, 1871. 
No children. 

126. Maioa, b. 24 Nov., 1801 ; d. 23 March, 1872 ; m., ist, William 

Morgan, b. 23 Jan., 1802, and d. 14 May, 1832. Their t^vo 
children (sons) died in California. She m., 2d, Dr. Philip 
Mead, her brother-in-law. One child, Mrs. J. Willis Kava- 
naugh, who has several children, and lives in South Nonvalk. 
Dr. Mead died at her house, about 1881. 

127. Zadok Raymond, b. 9 Oct, 1803 ; d. 23 Sept., 1856, in Charles- 

ton, S. C, where he then resided. His name appears in the 
Directory of New York city from 1830 to 1840. He was a 
shoemaker. He m., ist, 20 Sept., 1833, Elizabeth Condy, b. 
4 May, 1809, d. March, 1840; 2d, 4 May, 1848, Gertrude 
Richards, b. 22 Aug., 1828. No children. 

128. Sally, b. 27 July, 1805 ; d. 6 June, 18 10. 

85. Benjamin Jesup (Blackleach,^ Edward^ Edward,^ Ed- 
ward'^^, born in Wilton, 19 May, 1766; married Mary M. Styer, 
of New York city. He was a boot and shoe dealer in the city, 
and died there, i Jan., 1842. His will is dated 21 July, 1832; 
proven 31 Jan., 1842. The citation issued by the court, 10 Dec. 
previous, enumerates by name all the next of kin connected with 
his father's family to the number of twenty, much to the aid of 
the genealogist who is looking up the family history. 

His wife died about 1854. Her will is dated 11 Sept., 1849; 
proven, 19 Oct., 1854. She directs the Protestant Episcopal 
service to be read at her funeral. "Uncle Benjamin" and "Aunt 
Mary" were held in high esteem by their numerous nephews and 
nieces, who still remember their abundant hospitality and kindly 
interest in them all. 

Having no children they adopted a niece of Mrs. Jesup, — 

129. Elizabeth, who m. John G. Pentz, of New York city, and had 

two children: r. Benjamin yesup Pentz, long since dead; 
2. Mary Ann Pentz, who m. Cornelius Everitt of the same 
city. She d. some years since, and Mr. Everitt d. in 1875. 

120 yessup Genealogy. 

His will distributes his estate among his brothers and sisters, 
showing he had no children. At the time of his death he 
was Secretary of the New York Gas Light Company. 

87. 1A2iXY I^^M^ {Blackleach,'^'^ Edward^ Edward,^ Edward^), 
born in Wilton, 9 Dec, 1769; d. 13 April, 1790, in New York 
city, and was buried in the cemetery of the " Brick Presbyterian 
Church," then on Nassau Street, but since removed. She was 
the first wife of Abijah Abbot of New York. 

They had three children : — 

130. Abijah Abbot, 1st, who d. 15 Jan., 1787, aged 2 mos., 2 days, 

and was buried in Wilton. 

131. Abijah Abbot, 2d, b. 28 Feb., 1788. At his mother's death 

he was taken and brought up by a friend, — a Mr. Knapp of 
Wilton, Conn. He lived in New York city, and was con- 
nected with several banks. He m., ist, Susan B. Low and 
had one child, Ann Eliza Abbot, who m. and left two chil- 
dren. He m., 2d, Clarissa Harley of Shelter Island, N. Y. 
Nine children: i. Susan Post Abbot, b. 11 March, 1820; d. 
unmarried, 15 July, 1864. 2. Catharine Warner Abbot, 
b. 8 April, 1824; m. D. B. Harlow; has had seven children, 
and lives in New York city. 3. Frank Asbiiry Abbot, b. 22 
Feb., 1828 ; m. Mary Carigan ; has five children, and lives in 
Harrison, N. Y. 4. Joseph Benson Abbot, b. 10 July, 1830 ; 
d. at sea, 2 Aug., 1850. 5. Mary Fletcher Abbot, b. 6 April, 
1834 ; d. 25 Sept., 1884 ; m. George M. Bowen, and has six 
children, living in Harlem. 6. Clara Fuller Abbot, b. 6 Aug., 
1836 ; m. George W. Kemper, and has had four children, and 
hves in Harlem. Three others, John Wesley Abbot, Mary 
Amelia Abbot, and Hester Ann Abbot, d. many years ago. 

132. Mary Jesup Abbot, left an infant at her mother's death, was 

brought up in the family of her aunt, Mrs. Sarah (Jesup) 
Ryder of Sing Sing ; m. Moses S. Adams, farmer, and lived 
in South Salem. Two sons, Messrs. G. P. Adams and Ed- 
win Adams, are of the firm of Adams Brothers, hat manufac- 
turers, South Norwalk, Conn. 

Edward of Green's Farms, 121 

Abijah Abbot, Sr., married a second time and had other chil- 

89. Sarah Jesup {Black leach, "^ Edward,^ Edward,^ Edward'^), 
Torn in Wilton, 22 Jan., 1773, married in 1797, Jesse Ryder, who 
lived on a fine old farm near Sing Sing, N. Y. The old farm- 
house overlooking the Hudson River is still standing (1882). He 
died 23 Aug., 1829. She died 6 Aug., 1845. 

They had eight children. The eldest child died in infancy. 

133. Aaron Livixgston Ryder, b. 17 March, 1799, m. Ann Che- 
dayne of Yorktown, 31 Oct., 182 1. She was b. i March, 
1801, and d. 10 Dec, 1872. Eleven children : — 

1. Mary Ryder (Mrs. Charles J. Smith, of Sing Sing), 
b. 23 Oct., 1822; m. 7 Dec, 1842, has three children: 
(i) Eugenia Smith, m. WiUiam Slater of Sing Sing, 1874, 
and d. Aug., 1881, leaving one child (Mary EUa Slater, 
b. 12 June, 1876) ; (2) Hester Smith, m. J. W. Woolsey 
of New York city, 1872 ; and (3) C. Malcome Smith, m. 
Nettie Scribner, 1880, and has one chUd (Scribner Smith, 
b. 23 Jan., 1881). 

2. Susan C. Ryder (Mrs. David A. Griffin, of Sing Sing), 
b. 25 Feb., 1824 ; m. 19 Dec, 1849. Mr. Griffin d. 9 June, 
1867, leaving one child, Casper L. Griffin, b. 23 June, 1854. 

3. Charlotte B. Ryder (Mrs. Horace Baker, of Croton 
Lake), b. 13 Aug., 1825; m. 27 Nov., 1848; and has had 
four children: (i) Hebron Baker, m. Christa Carpenter, 
1873, and lives in Chicago, III; (2) Annie Baker; (3) Lot- 
tie Baker, m. Mortimer Fowler, 1878, and d. Nov., 1882, 
and (4) Leverette Baker. 

4. Ophelia G. Ryder (Mrs. Wright Putney) b. 10 Aug., 
1828 ; m. 25 Dec, 1850. He d. 10 April, 1873, leaving two 
children : (i) AUie Putney, who m. William Markham of 
Jersey City, N. J., 1876, and has two children (William 
Markham, Jr., b. 20 July, 1877, and Belle Markham, b. 15 
May, 1879). (2) Ed^vin D. Putney of Brentwood, N. Y. 
who m. MarceUa Woodward, 1881, and has two children 

122 yessMp Genealogy. 

(Ruth Putney, b. 17 May, 1882, and Sarah Putney, b. 25 
Feb., 1884). 

5. y esse Ryder of Croton Lake, b. 25 Feb., 1830; m. Cor- 
nelia Forman, 16 Dec, 185 1, and has three children^ 
(i) Henry Ryder; (2) NeUie Ryder, who m. William 
Griffin of Yorktown, 26 Oct., 1882 ; and (3) Alice Eveline 

6. David C. Ryder of Hudson, b. 2 March, 1832; m. 
Elizabeth Rathbon, 28 Nov., 1853, and has four children : 
(i) Ella Ryder, who m. Cassius Wait of Hartford; (2) 
George Ryder of New York city ; (3) Earl Ryder, and (4) 
Arlin Ryder both of Granville. 

7. Leonard Ryder, b. 26 Feb., 1834, d. 4 March, 1868. 

8. Sarah Ryder, b. 28 Jan., 1836, m. Edward Marsland of 
Sing Sing, 20 Nov., 1855, and has one child : Clarence Mars- 
land, who m. May La France, 1876, and has two children 
(Louise Marsland, b. 20 June, 1879, and Cora Marsland). 

9. A. Lavan Ryder, b. 21 Sept., 1841 ; d. 16 March, 

10. Julia Ryder, b. 11 March, 1843; d. 30 Sept., 1873. 

11. Alice Ryder, b. 6 Dec, 1845 '> "i- S. J. Chambers of 
Sing Sing, 29 Dec, 1880, and has one child (Lancaster 
Chambers, b. 3 Jan., 1883). 

134. Mary Kellogg Ryder, b. 11 Oct., 1801, m. David R. Carpen- 
ter, 20 May, 1 819, an honored member of the Society of 
Friends to which Society she also belongs. He was born 1 1 
July, 1794; d. 24 Nov., 1854, at Pleasantville, Westchester 
County. She is now hving in Sing Sing (1885). Four 

1. Anna Swanton Carpenter, b. 30 March, 1820, m. Rob- 
ert Ireland, her brother-in-law. 

2. Sarah Jesup Carpenter, b. 27 Sept., 1823, m. Reuben J. 
Haight, 14 Sept., 1843, ^^^ d. 4 March, 1850, leaving two 
children, one of whom, George F. Haight, went to Australia 
in 1863, married an English lady there, came back in 18 71 
and died at Jacksonville, Florida, 10 May, 1877, his wife and 
little girl returning to Sydney, Australia; the other, Annie 

Edward of Green 's Farms. 1 23 

May Haight, m. Rev. Charles R. North, a Methodist clergy- 
man," now (1883) preaching in New York city. 

3. Mary D. Carpenter, \>. ii Feb., 1827, m. Sept., 1849, 
Robert Ireland, and d. 27 June, 1850, leaving an infant son, 
Robert Ireland, Jr., who reached maturity, married, his wife 
also dying and leaving a son. 

4. Edward Jesup Carpenter, b. 5 Nov., 1830, d. at his 
residence near Pleasantville, N. Y., 10 May, 1876. He was 
a widely known and highly esteemed citizen of Westchester 
County, and member of the Society of Friends. He was 
foremost in all matters connected with agricultural, political, 
and religious advancement. He was treasurer of the County 
Historical Society. Brought up a farmer, he was not only 
fond of nature, but of whatever was beautiful in art, a lover 
of good books and of the most intellectual society. His end 
was peace.* 

135. Edward Jesup Ryder, b. 17 June, 1804; m. Lydia Griffin of 

Yorktown, Oct., 1831, was a farmer and lived near Scar- 
borough. He died in 1849, leaving a wife and two daugh- 
ters. Emily Ryder, the elder, died some years .since. Sarah 
yane Ryder, the younger, m. Bartlett Beals, merchant, of 
Hyde Park, on the Hudson River. 

136. Anna Curtis Ryder, b. 7 Dec, 1806 ; d. 16 Nov., 1822. 

137. Phebe Ryder, b. 30 July, 1809 ; m., 23 Oct., 1834, Richard H. 

Williams, son of Hon. Richard M. Williams, formerly of 
Oyster Bay, Queen's Co., N. Y., and Judge of the County 
Court many years. Mr. Williams for several years represented 
Yates County in the State Legislature, first in the House, and 
afterward in the Senate, and was prominent in the introduc- 
tion of important railroad bills now found upon the statute- 
book. Five children : i. Henry Montgomery Williams, vjho 
in 1 86 1, at the age of twenty-two, went to Melbourne, Aus- 
tralia, induced by liberal offers on the part of Mr. Stanford, 
brother of Ex-Gov. Leland Stanford of California, but lost his 
health, returned home, and died in 1872. 2. Sarah Wil- 
liams, who died at the age of twenty. 3. Helen L. Williams, 

Wesleyan University, Class 1867. ^ From obituary notice by C. C. North. 

124 yessup Genealogy, 

an artist (painter). 4. Margaret Williams, whose tastes are 
likewise for art, having had classes in designing and em- 
broidery in various places. 5. Edward Williams, a merchant 
in New York city, where the family now reside. 
138. Jesse Ryder, b. 8 Jan., 181 2, at Mt. Pleasant (now Ossining), 
N. Y., m. 24 March, 1840, Mary Jane Conklen, b. 27 Jan., 
181 7, dau. of Stephen and Mehetable (Mosher) Conklen, of 
New Castle. He lives in Sing Sing, and is well known as a 
practical farmer and horticulturist and contributor to agricul- 
tural papers. He is the inventor and patentee of a machine, 
by means of which large trees can be removed and planted 
with ease and facility, and which can be worked by two men. 
The large trees in that part of the Central Park, N. Y. city, 
known as the Mall, and which by contract were ten inches in 
diameter at four feet from the ground, were planted by him, 
and with perfect success. He was educated as a surveyor, and 
was with the first engineers who surveyed the route for the 
Croton Aqueduct. Five children : — 

1. Emma Frances Ryder, b. 24 Oct., 1841, educated in 
Sing Sing, has literary tastes and sometimes writes for the press, 
poetry as well as prose. She m., 25 Jan., 1869, John A. 
Coutant, a teacher of languages, who d. 6 April, 1882. Three 
children: (i) Frank A. Coutant, b. 18 Aug., 1873, d. 29 May, 
1882. (2) Mary Emma Coutant, b. 11 April, 1876. (3) John 
Aris Coutant, b. March, 1880. 

2. Franklin Ryder, b. 3 Dec, 1843, educated at Well's 
Academy, Peekskill, and is a farmer. He m., 15 Sept., 1868, 
Margaret E. Scott. Four children: (i) Florence Emma 
Ryder, b. 22 Aug., 1869. (2) Henry Crane Ryder, b. 16 
June, 1871. (3) Charles Herbert Ryder, b. 4 Dec, 1874. 
(4) Mary Evelyn Ryder, b. 16 Jan., 1878. 

3. Malcolm Ryder, b. 7 April, 1849, educated in part at 
Car/s High School, Poughkeepsie, lives at Sing Sing, and is 
in various ways connected with his father in business. He m. 
Ella R.Reynolds, 23 Oct., 1872. Five children: (i) Percy 
Ryder, b. 22 Feb., 1874. (2) Everet Ryder, b. 18 Aug., 1875. 
(3) Ralph Ryder, b. 20 Aug., 1879. (4) Augustus Ryder, b. 
8 Feb., 1881. (s) Edward Ryder, b. 4 Nov., 1884. 

Edward of Green '5 Farms. 1 25 

4. Charles Sumner Ryder, b. 22 March, 1854, grad. Am- 
herst Coll. 1877, studied law in Pennsylvania, and is now 
practising there. 

5. Anna jfeanette Ryder, b. 14 Oct., 1856, educated at 
Brooks's Seminary, Poughkeepsie, is a stenographer and type- 

139. Sarah Strang Ryder, b. 10 May, 1815 ; m., i Nov., 1837, Dr. 

Peter Schermerhom, son of Peter I. Schermerhom, of Scho- 
dack, N. Y., who was a physician of reputation in Ottawa, Illi- 
nois, where he died, 15 April, 1848. Mrs. Schermerhom died 
13 Dec, 1885. Three children: i. Edward Schermerhom, 
in the telegraph business. 2 Catalina Schermerhom, who d. 
in infancy, Dec, 1841. 3. Anna Schermerhom (Mrs. C. H. 
Hook, of Ottawa), who has four children, — Charles E. Hook ; 
Virginia L. Hook ; Arthur S. Hook ; and Lee Harmon Hook. 
(Mr. Hook, the father, d. 1884.) 

92. Esther Jesup {Blackleach,^ Edward^ Edward,'^ Edward}), 
born in Wilton, Conn., 2 Nov., 1777, married, in North Salem, 
now in Putnam County, N. Y., about 179S, Dr. Tompkins Close 
Delavan, descendant of a Huguenot family, a physician. They 
removed at once to Seneca County, N. Y., and were among the 
first inhabitants of the town of Ovid. He was one of the found- 
ers of Ovid Academy, and for many years there was but one 
practising physician in all that region besides himself. In 1835 
he removed to Jonesville, Mich., where he died 5 Aug., i860, aged 
88 years and six months. His wife died also at Jonesville, in 
1839, aged 62. Of their twelve children ten reached maturity : — 

140. Mary Delavan, b. 1796 ; m. Lewis T. Miller, farmer, of Romu- 

lus, N. v., had three children, and died in Moscow, Mich., 
in 1836. 

141. Elizabeth Delavan, b. 1798 ; m. Simon Jacobus, mechanic, and 

died in 1839, at Jonesville, Mich. No children. 

142. Sarah Delavan, b. 1800; m. John Jermain, merchant April, 

1820, resides (1881) in Detroit, Mich. Has had four 

126 yessup Genealogy. 

143. William Jesup Delavan, physician, b. 1802; m. Relief Black- 

man, and died in Jonesville, Mich., leaving six children. 

144. Charles T. Delavan, farmer, b. 1804; m. and resided in Jones- 

ville; died March, 1881. No children. 

145. Jane C. Delavan, b. 1808 ; m, Lovel G. Mickles, lawyer, in 1826. 

Has two children, and lives (1881) in Titusville, Penn. 

146. Henry A. Delavan, merchant, b. i Aug., 1810; m. 1836, Mary 

Leake, who died, 18 Aug., 1870; has six children and lives 
at Alma, Gratiot County, Mich. 

147. Edward Close Delavan, lawyer, resides in New York city, b. in 

Seneca County, N. Y., 28 May, 1813, graduated A.B. at Yale 
College in 1836 ; m. Margaretta M. Bryson, in New York city, 
27 June, 1849, and has four children \ \. D. Bryson Delavan, 
physician, b. i May, 1850, lives in N. Y. ; 2. Tompkins Close 
Delavan, b. 30 Sept., 1852, broker, in N. Y. ; 3. Edward 
Close Delavan, Jun., b. 28 Feb., 1858, student at law (1881), 
Columbia College; 4. Margaretta, b. 20 June, 1859. 

148. James Delavan, mining-engineer, b. 13 June, 1815 ; married 

and resides at Virginia City, Nevada. 

149. LEV^as Delavan, b. 13 May, 181 7 ; m. in 1848, had two children, 

and died at Grass Valley, Cal., in 18 — . He also was engaged 
in mining. 

96. Henry Jesup {Blackleach,^^ Edward^ Edward,^ Edward"^), 
born in Wilton, Conn., 29 Feb., 1784; married Garrietta Mull, 19 
June, 1807, daughter of Isaac Mull, of Schodack, N. Y. She was 
born 26 Oct., 1786, of Dutch descent, and related to the Scher- 
merhorn family. He removed to Charlotte, Mich., in the autumn 
of 1840, and died there, 19 Sept., 1852. He was a devoutly 
Christian man. His wife died 19 Sept., 1848, aged 62, and both 
are buried in Charlotte, as are two of their children, Mary Matilda 
and John Edward. 

Their children were five : — 

+150. John Edward, b. 7 May, 1808, in Schodack, N. Y. 
+151. Isaac Mull, b. 5 April, 1810, in Hector, Tompkins County, to 
which the family had removed. 

Edward of Green s Farms, 127 

152. Cornelius Schermerhorn, b. 4 Oct., 181 1, in Romulus; m. 

Harriet Faren, i Oct., 1839 ; d. in Kane County, 111., i Aug., 

153. Jane Ann, b. 5 Feb., 1815, at Romulus ; m. at Plymouth, Wayne 

County, Mich., 13 Nov., 1838, Philo Simmons, of Canada, 
now (1882) deceased. No children. 

154. Mary Matilda, b. 3 June, 1818 ; m., ist, the Rev. Peter Feath- 

erstone, an English Methodist clergyman, 23 Jan., 1840, at 
Plymouth, Mich. ; 2d, John Fletcher Tirrell, at Carmel, Eaton 
County, 28 Oct., 1846. She died 12 Aug., 185 1, without 

98. Isaac Jesup {Blackleach,^'^ Edward,^ Edward,^ Edward"^), 
born in Wilton, Conn., 2 Oct., 1787; married Albertine Scher- 
merhorn, of Schodack, N. Y,, 2 Jan., 1812. She was born 19 
Nov., 1793, and died 19 Oct., 1855. He emigrated with his family 
to Illinois in 1834, and settled at Channahon, in Will County, 
where he died, 26 April, 1853. In a notice of his death, pub- 
lished at the time in a local paper, he is spoken of as warmly 
attached to the Reformed Dutch Church of which he was a mem- 
ber, a devout Christian man, and much beloved. His funeral 
sermon was preached from his favorite passage, Isaiah, xxv. 8 : 
" He will swallow up Death in victory." He was a farmer. 

There were thirteen children, all born in Schodack ; two sons 
died in infancy. 

+155. Elizabeth, b. 26 June, 1813. 

+156. Mary, b. 18 July, 1815. 

+ 157. John Schermerhorn, b. 24 Feb., 1817. 

+ 158. Catalina, b. 25 July, 181 8. 

+ 159. Edward Henry, b. 29 Oct., 1819. 

+ 160. Margaret Ann, b. 7 Nov., 1824. 

161. Sarah, b. 19 Jan., 1826 ; d. 24 May, 1863, unmarried. She had 
a good deal of poetic genius. 
-i-i62. Maria, b. 29 March, 1827. 

163. Esther, b. 25 May, 1828; now lives with her brother John in 
Wilmington. She has been blind since nine years of age ; 

128 yessup Genealogy. 

is a person of very fine education, of literary tastes, with a 
fine memory, and an admirable acquaintance with history. 

164. Cornelius, b. 29 Oct., 1829 ; d. i March, 1863. He sought 

his fortune in California with the pioneers of 1849, but re- 
turned in a few years ; married in 1857, and left a daughter, 
Elizabeth, now living. 

165. Louis Younglove, b. 9 June, 1832. He is a clergyman of the 

Protestant Episcopal Church, and has long resided in the 
Southern States. He is married and has a family. His last 
address (1884) was Pass Christian, Harrison County, Miss. 
During the civil war he sympathized with the South, and he 
is said to have been one of those clergymen who, when New 
Orleans, in October, 1862, was held by the Union forces, 
omitted from the service the prayer for the President of the 
United States, as directed by his Bishop, Major-General Polk, 
and thereby incurred the displeasure of the Union general in 

100. Ebenezer Jesup {Ehenezer^^'^ Edward^ Edward,^ Ed- 
ward^^, born in Green's Farms, in 1767 (baptized i Jan., 1768) ; 

married about 1790, when he was 

^ ^ 9^ ^ ^ twenty-two years of age, Sarah 

CPU^^ c/CaU^A^, Wright,^ daughter of Obadiah 

^ Wright and Sarah his wife, of 

Norwalk. Her grandfather was Dennis Wright, and the family 

were originally from Long Island, but had removed to the Con- 

" The record of his family promised Bay, near Huntington, Dennis Wright, 

was never received. son of the above, married, 26 June, 1739, 

» In the cemetery of the Episcopal Susannah Smith, of Huntington, and 

Church at Huntington, Long Island, is removed to what is now Westport, Conn, 

a stone with the following inscription: (then Norwalk), and settled there. He 

" Here lies ye body of Dennis Wright, who died 9 Aug., 1798, in his 88th year, and 

departed this life A. D. 1753, aged 80 his wife, 4 June, 1806, aged 87. Their 

years." The original stone, broken by a son, Obadiah Wright, married Sarah, the 

ball during the war of the Revolution, daughter of Nathan Adams, and lived 

when the church was occupied by the where his father had lived before him. 

British, was replaced by a descendant. He died 27 Nov., 181 5, aged 76; and she 

Edwin Beers, Esq., of Brooklyn, who sup- died 29 April, 1813, aged 66. These last 

plies the facts here given. His family were the parents of Mrs. Ebenezer Jesup. 
were among the first settlers of Oyster 

Carbon Photo. Allen t Rowell. 

Major Ebenezer Jesup, 

of Westport, Conn. 

5orn 1768— Died 1853. 

Edward of Green 's Farms. 1 29 

necticut shore of the Sound, and located on an extensive tract 
of land on the west bank of the Saugatuck River. She died, 
14 Sept., 1826 (cemetery inscription), aged 55 years. 

The village of Saugatuck," — organized in 1835 as the present 
town of Westport, — then comprised parts of three towns, Nor- 
walk on the western side, and Fairfield on the eastern side of 
the Saugatuck River, and Weston on the north. The only 
bridge which crossed the river was located just north of the 
village where a bridge still spans the stream, — an interesting 
point in local history; for it was here that a small body of 
patriots under Gen. Arnold, met the British troops under Gen. 
Tryon, when returning from the burning of Danbury, in 1777, 
and seriously harassed them until they re-embarked at Cedar 
Point. Here, at the head of tide-water, about three miles from 
Long Island Sound, there was already the beginning of a some- 
what extensive coasting trade, carried on by sailing vessels, large 
and small, little evidence of which remains at the present day. 
In fact, the ordinary flow of fresh water in the stream has 
materially diminished since those days. 

It was here, on the Fairfield side of the river, and within three 
miles of his father's home, that Ebenezer Jesup began life as 
a business man, probably not far from 1790, the date of his 
marriage. One who knew him * during his most active years 
contributes the following reminiscences in 1882: — 

" My recollections of Mr. Jesup extend back to the time when his resi- 
dence was on or near the wharf on the bank of the river. I distinctly 
remember when he built the house where he afterwards lived and died, 
and which must have been seventy-five years since. From himself I 
learned that he commenced business at Saugatuck very early, by purchas- 
ing the grain and produce of the farmers and shipping it to a market ; and 
Boston — not New York — was the port at first to which these shipments 
were made. As the result of his activity and energy, his business became 

° The name " Saugatuck " unfortunately discarded by the tovm, has been appro- 
priated since 1848 by the Railroad station about two miles south of the older village. 
6 Hon. Bradford R. Wood, of Albany, N. Y. 


130 yessup Genealogy. 

the most extensive in the region, and for many years his store was the prin- 
cipal one in the town of Fairfield. My brother, David Wood, was for a 
time a clerk in his employ. He was a man of public spirit as well as en- 
ergy of character. He took a deep interest in everything connected with 
the best interests of the village, and he retained this spirit until long after 
I had ceased to be a resident of the town of Fairfield ; and whenever I re- 
visited my native village, I made it a point to call upon him. I could 
mention that the schools at Saugatuck in its earliest days were superior to 
what they are now or have been for a long time." I recollect a school 
where Clark Bissell, a graduate of Yale College, taught in 1806, and which 
I attended when a small boy ; and I was also a pupil there of Isaac Toucey, 
— men whose names are identified with the history of Connecticut, both 
being among its governors, and the latter also a U. S. senator and member 
of the Cabinet. In these educational movements, Mr. Jesup was active, 
and had a stanch supporter in the late Hon. Samuel B. Sherwood, a grad- 
uate of Yale, and member of Congress." 

Another fellow^-townsman,* who knew him intimately for more 
than a quarter of a century, writes, in 1881 : — 

"My personal acquaintance with Mr. Jesup began in 1827. Long be- 
fore this, however, I had known of him as the wealthiest merchant and 
grain-buyer in Fairfield County. In 1832 he bought out the interest of 
Isaac Bronson in the old Bridgeport Bank and became its President, re- 
taining the office until July, 1837. During the financial crisis of that year 
he lost a great deal of money, as did nearly every other capitalist in the 
country ; but he never failed to meet all his obligations promptly, and was 
remarkably energetic and determined in doing so. In fact, throughout all 
his extensive dealings as a practical merchant, or as a retired capitalist, he 
acted upon the principle, ' Honesty is the best poHcy.' His ancestors were 
noted for reading the Bible and following the precepts contained therein, 
and he adhered to the rule of his ancestors in this respect, with due dili- 
gence and devotion. 

" A few years before his death he expressed a great desire to have me 
call upon him for a special purpose. This was about 1850. He then re- 

" The above was written before the establishment of " The Staples High School," 
in 1884. 

* Horace Staples, Esq., President of the First National Bank of Westport. 

Edward of Green's Farms. 131 

lated to me how in 1807 he exerted himself to have the Comiecticut Turn- 
pike « so located by the Legislature as to cross the river at his store, where 
the Main Street bridge now stands, the original structure having been built 
by the Turnpike Company. He succeeded in this, but he wished to tell 
me before he died that he made a great mistake. The road was first laid 
out to cross the river where the railroad bridge now is, and it was only 
through his influence that the original plan was changed. Had the original 
plan been carried out he thought Saugatuck would have been a larger 
place than either Bridgeport or Norwalk. From 1810 to 1825 he alone 
bought more grain than all the rest of the county, and his old books now 
show that his purchases constituted from half to three-fourths of a million 
bushels per annum. 

" The turnpike above referred to was, in its day, a great enterprise, and 
he was one of the largest stockholders. It was three years in building, 
and cost ^30,000, equal to an immensely larger sum at the present time ; 
for the amount of specie then in the entire country was only nine millions 
of dollars. The road, from 1812 to 1815, yielded large dividends. Every 
pound of cotton then manufactured in New England was transported through 
Saugatuck upon this road. I saw almost daily, in those three years of our 
last war with England, from four to eight loads, of from three to five tons 
of cotton each, drawn by four and sometimes by six horses, and all in com- 
pany. Although I was then only twelve years old, it was one of the most 
interesting sights of my life to watch these immensely loaded teams and 
fine Pennsylvania horses." 

Mr. Jesup was one of the largest contributors to the building 
of the present Congregational church in the village, in 1832, and 
was one of its most liberal supporters to the end of his life. He 
was also a member of this church, but until its organization 
in 1832, he and his family continued to attend upon the ministry 
of the Rev. Dr. Ripley in Green's Farms. 

In relation to Mr. Jesup's connection with " The Bridgeport 
(now Bridgeport National) Bank," the President of the Fairfield 
County Historical Society* furnishes some additional facts. This 

« This was a road, built by a chartered company, and extended from New Haven 
to the New York State line at Byram River. 
* Rowland B. Lacey, Esq., of Bridgeport. 

132 yes sup Genealogy. 

bank was the sixth in order of incorporation in the State, and Mr. 
Jesup was one of the first board of directors. His name does 
not appear in the list of the original subscribers, but before the 
first annual meeting of stockholders in July, 1807, he obtained 
from Isaac Bronson a sufficient number of shares to entitle him 
to the position. [His cousin, Jesup Wakeman, entered the board 
at the same time in a similar way, and served twenty-one years.] 
With the exception of an interval from 1825 to 1829, Mr. Jesup 
was a director continuously until 29 Oct., 1832, when Mr. Bronson 
transferred to him the large interest that secured for him the presi- 
dency, which he held for four years. He was also interested in 
the Fairfield County Bank in Norwalk, and was chosen a director 
in 1824, when the bank was first organized, and was continued in 
the office until 1827, when his son, William H. Jesup, was chosen 
to succeed him. 

When all belonged to the citizen-soldiery, Mr. Jesup and his 
family did their full duty in matters military. He, himself, bore 
the commission of Major, and to the time of his death was com- 
monly known by that title. Had the war of 18 12-15 continued 
longer, the defenceless condition of the coast might have brought 
him into some kind of active service, as was the case with his 
father and grandfather in the wars of an earlier date. 

He was the first person to introduce a wheeled pleasure- 
vehicle into Saugatuck. It was a square-topped chaise, pur- 
chased for him in Boston for $300, by Capt. Hezekiah Allen, 
who commanded one of his vessels, and was brought home by 
Capt. Allen on one of his return voyages. Mr. Jesup kept it in 
his carriage-house for six months before he ventured to use it. 

The single-storied house where Major Jesup first lived has but 
recently disappeared. The large storehouse for grain, with its 
immense timbers and numerous stories, conveniently arranged for 
the transshipment of its contents has been removed for some 
years. Both of the above buildings stood within what are now 
the private grounds of his oldest living grandson, James R. Jesup, 
and nothing save the old wharf suggests the business that was 















































Edward of Green 's Farms, 133 

done there less than three-quarters of a century since. Steam- 
power and the raihvay have long since superseded the sailing 
vessel and the turnpike road. The building in which Major 
Jesup transacted his business, with its substantial coating of red 
paint, and occupying still the most ehgible corner for business on 
the main street, has long been changed beyond all recognition. 
The more modern house — modern no longer — which was his 
home for the greater part of his life, was willed to his son Francis 
in 1853 who occupied it about twenty years. A grandson, Mor- 
ris K. Jesup of New York city, recently purchased the property, 
and in 1885 presented it to the Congregational Church of the 
place, for use as a parsonage, for which purpose it is now occu- 
pied. To no more suitable purpose could it be permanently 
dedicated ; for during the life of its owner, it came to be known 
as the " ministers' home," and probably no clergyman ever came 
to the village who was not at some time generously entertained 
within its walls. Nor will his older grandchildren fail to recall 
those yearly Thanksgiving festivals, when children and grand- 
children, as well as "the minister," shared in this same gen- 
erous entertainment provided for them at the old homestead. 
The daughter Caroline after her mother's death was the mis- 
tress of the house until her own death in 1840, and much of the 
comfort and enjoyment of the guests was the result of her skil- 
ful housekeeping. Major Jesup died 5 May, 185 1, at the age 
of 83, and was buried in the family lot in Evergreen cemetery. 
His will was dated 6 Aug. 1850, and proven in the Probate 
Court in Westport, 17 May, 185 1. He appoints his son, William 
H. Jesup, sole executor, and leaves a handsome estate. 
There were nine children : — 

4-166. William Henry, b. 5 Aug. (bap. 25 Dec), 1791. 
-hi 6 7. Edwin, b. 15 Jan. (bap. 13 April), 1794. 
-t-168. Charles, b. 10 March (bap. 5 June), 1796. 

169. Caroline, bap. 15 June, 1798 ; d. 31 Jan., 1799. 
4-170. Francis Wright, b. 14 Jan., 1800. 

171. Caroline, bap. u Nov., 1802 (twin), d. 14 July, 1840; unra. 

134 Jessup Genealogy. 

+ 172. Angeline, bap. ii Nov., 1802 (twin). 
+ 173. Ebenezer, b. II Aug. (bap. 26 Dec), 1805. 
174. James, bap. 20 Feb., 1810; d. 17 Oct., 181 1. 

lOi. Arete Jesup {Ebenezer,^'^ Edward^ Edward,'^ Edward"^), 
born 22 March, 1770, married 16 Dec, 1790, Joseph Hyde" of 
Green's Farms, Conn, (born 3 Jan., 1761), a descendant in the 
sixth generation from Humphrey Hyde, one of the original set- 
tlers of Fairfield. He was a large landed proprietor, an officer 
in the Congregational Church (deacon), and an influential citizen. 
It is said that when nineteen years of age he was chosen leader 
of the church choir and from that time to the present the family 
have been represented in this department of worship by one or 
more of its members. Deacon Hyde died 3 Dec, 1850; Mrs. 
Hyde, 24 Dec, 1844. 

They had thirteen children, one son dying (181 1) an infant: — 

175. Arete Hyde, b. 16 Dec, 1791 ; d. 25 Nov., 181 1, and remem- 

bered as "very lovely in both person and character." 

176. Eleanor Hyde, b. 17 June, 1793; d. 11 Aug., 1857, at Milan, 


177. John Hyde, b. ii Jan., 1795 ; d. 9 Aug., 1806. 

178. Myranda Hyde, b. 8 Dec, 1796; lived in the family of her 

brother, John S. Hyde, and d. 10 Dec, 1882, at the age of 86. 

179. Joseph Hyde, b. 20 Sept., 1798; d. 24 Dec, 1824. He gradu- 

ated from Yale College in 1820, with Dr. Leonard Bacon, who 
used to visit at his father's in vacation time. Ex-President 
Theodore D. Woolsey was also of this class. He studied the- 
ology at Andover, Mass., and had been licensed to preach but 
a short time before his death. 

180. Ebenezer Hyde, b. 27 July, 1800; d. 12 Aug., 1801. 

181. Rachel Hyde, b. 13 June, 1802; m., Aug., 1825, Ebenezer An- 

drews,*" of Green's Farms; d. in Milan, Ohio, 13 Aug., 1881, 

" There had been a previous alliance * Ebenezer Andrews was the son of 
between these two families in the preced- John and Lydia Andrews, b. Green's 
ing century, when Elizabeth TTyde, the Farms, Conn., 30 April, 1795, fitted for col- 
granddaughter of Humphrey Hyde, mar- lege at Fairfield Academy, graduated at 
ried Edward Jessup. (See page 74.) Yale College in 1817, studied law at 

Edward of Green s Farms. 135 

where she had resided the greater part of her married life. 
She was a woman full of energy and resolution, well suited to 
leave her impress on the society in which she moved, as well 
as to endure the hardships of the pioneer-life she was called to 
lead. They had four children : i. Rachel Augusta Andrews, 
b. 9 July, 1834 ; m., Sept., 1857, Benjamin Andrews, of Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., and has two children, — Ebenezer and William 
Arthur Andrews. 2. Joseph Hyde Andrews, b. 18 Nov., 1835 
(Y. C. 1859), a lawyer, now living in Chicago, 111. 3. Ebenezer 
jfesup Andrews, b. 21 July, 1836 (Y. C. 1861); m., ist, 25 
Dec, 1862, Ella Blanchard, of New Haven, Conn., who d. 10 
April, 1864, leaving a child who d. in infancy. He m., 2d, 15 
Sept., 1869, Helen E. Robinson, of Fulton, 111. One child: 
Helen Andrews, b. 14 Nov., 1870. 4. Eleanor Hyde Andrews, 
b. 21 Feb., 1840. 

182. Edward Hyde, b. i March, 1804 : m., Sept., 1826, Sarah, dau. 

of Jonathan Burr, who d. Aug., 1879, aged 77. He lives 
(1885) in Green's Farms and is a farmer. 

183. WiLUAM Smrr Hyde, b. 18 Nov., 1805 ; m. Adeline Allen, Oct., 

1836, who d. 6 Jan., 1882. They early removed to Ohio, and 
for a number of years he was in business in Milan, afterwards 
in the town of Collins, where he now (1885) lives. Five chil- 
dren: I. Arete Jesiip Hyde. 2. Joseph Hyde,m. Emma 
Humphrey, has six children, and lives in Collins. 3 and 4. 
William and Adeline Hyde, both of whom died when young. 
5. Thirza Allen Hyde, m. Addison Pearl, who served in 

Litchfield, admitted to the bar of Connec- those waters. In 1S61 he removed to Chi- 
ticut, 30 April, 1823, and to the Ohio bar in cago, continuing not only the same forms 
July, 1824. He taught for a time in Louis- of business, but becoming interested in real 
ville, Ky., subsequently went to Elyria, estate. He died there 28 April, 1864, and 
Ohio, and soon after to Milan in the same lies buried in Green's Farms, Conn., his 
State, where he settled in the practice of native place. He was an influential, up- 
his profession, and with success, acquiring right. Christian man; quiet in politics, 
and sustaining the reputation of an able Republican in principle, and not at a loss 
lawj'er. In 1852 was elected Judge of Pro- to define his position when asked; fond 
bate for Erie County ; in 1855 engaged of reading, he kept himself well informed 
also in banking and the shipping business on all general subjects and esteemed highly 
on the Lakes, having an interest in the the advantages he derived at Yale Col- 
steamers " George Washington " and lege. — Letter of his son Joseph H. An- 
" Sheldon Thompson," among the first on dre^vs, 4 April, 1885. 

136 jfessup Genealogy. 

the Union army during the civil war. They have had five 

184. John Sherwood Hyde, b. 19 July, 1807; d. 27 March, 1886; 

m., 2 1 Feb., 1 83 7, Harriet Louisa Adams. Two children : 
Mary Louisa Hyde, b. 3 Nov., 1838, and Harriet Eleanor 
Hyde, b. 25 April, 1845. He resided in Green's Farms on 
the old homestead farm of his father. Deacon Joseph Hyde, 
and like him, was an officer in the church, and one of its most 
efficient supporters. 

185. Samuel Hyde, b. 23 and d. 27 Feb., 1809. 

i86. Mary Augusta Hyde, b. 12 July, 1813; m., 12 Dec, 1837, 
Capt. Edwin Sherwood of Southport, son of William and 
Abigail (Couch) Sherwood, b. 24 Feb., 1805, d. 11 Sept., 
1886. He was a man of wealth, and originally in the ship- 
ping business. Two children : i. Edwin Hyde Sherwood, 
b. 3 March, 1842, m., 29 Jan., 1868, Emma Rumsey, 'and 
has five children, — Edwin Earle, Mary Augusta, Henrietta, 
Emma, and Charles Linsley. He is a farmer, living at Omaha, 
Nebraska. 2. Simon Couch Sherwood, b. 10 June, 1845, 
m., 15 Oct. 1868, Matilda Simpson, and has two children, — 
Simon Wakeman and Richard Simpson. He is a farmer, 
and lives in Southport. 

103. Eleanor Jesup {Ebenezer^^ Edward^ Edward,^ Ed- 
ward'^), born in Green's Farms (Westport) Conn., 1775 (bap. 12 
Feb.), married 19 Sept., 1793, Elizur Wood of Saugatuck (West- 
port). She died in New York city in 1842, having removed 
there in 18 14 at the death of her husband. 

They had six children : — 

187. LoRiNDA Wood, b. 1814; d. i Sept., 1822. 

188. Edward Jesup Wood, who d. m New York, soon after his 

mother removed to the city. 

189. Elizur Wood, who early went to Florida, and there m. in 1832, 

Mary E. Gautier, and d. in New York city, 24 Aug., 1840. 
(His widow m., 2d, a Mr. Coriiss, and 3d, a Mr. Walker.) 
Three children : i. Edward Jesup Wood, b. at Marianna, 
Florida, 2 Aug., 1834; d. at Jackson, Mich., 9 April, 1873. 

Edward of Green s Farms, 137 

He graduated at Dartmouth College in 1853, in the same class 
with Dr. Benning A. Crosby, Prof. Charles A. Young, etc., 
rendered distinguished service to his country during the civil 
war, and at the time of his death was Judge of the Court of 
Common Pleas of Indiana." Judge Wood m., 25 Oct., 1859, 
Jane A. Williams, dau. of C. B. Williams of Syracuse, N. Y., 
and had three children : (i) Mary Gautier Wood, b. 18 May, 
1861 ; (2) Frederick Williams Wood, b. 10 Jan., and d. 17 
Feb., 1867; (3) Clarence Williams Wood, b. 20 July, 1868. 

2. William Wood, b. 1837, Uving in Ogdensburgh, N. Y. 

3. Fanny Gautier Wood, b. 1839, and d. in 1843, ^ Florida. 

190. Hezekiah Ripley Wood, who spent most of his life in Florida 

and Louisiana; ra. Rebecca Williams in 1833 and d. at 
Chagres on the Isthmus of Panama in 1853. Three chil- 
dren : I. Jesup Williams Wood, b.1835, now living in Chil- 
licothe, Ohio ; married and has one child, — Lydia Rebecca 
Wood, who is also married. 2. Augustus B. Wood, b. 1838, 
living in Chillicothe, m. and has two children. 3. Marcia 
Price Wood, who m. John Owen and lives also in Chillicothe. 

191. Ebenezer Jesup Wood; m. Antoinette Scott, but had no chil- 

dren. He was at one time captain of a steamboat on the 
Appalachicola River, Florida, and lived in that State. Re- 
turning after an absence, in the fall of 1843, the vessel was 
wrecked off Key West and he was lost with nearly all on 

o Judge Wood prepared for college Corinth, Vicksburg.Chattanooga, Atlanta, 

at South Woodstock, Conn., under the etc., and accompanied General Sherman 

instruction of James W. Patterson, after- in his march to the sea. Returning to 

ward Professor in Dartmouth College Goshen in 1865 he was for four years 

and U. S. Senator from New Hampshire. Clerk of the Circuit Court of Echart 

From 1853-57, he was in the employment County, until appointed, in 1870, Judge of 

of the Michigan Southern Railroad as civil the Court of Common Pleas. In all these 

engineer ; studied law with Hon. Joseph positions he discharged his duties with 

H. Mather, at Goshen, Ind., and after the fidelity, integrity, and signal ability. He 

death of the latter, in 1859, was associated was possessed of fine literary tastes and 

with Hon. E. W. Metcalf until 1861, when an agreeable writer. He was, moreover 

he accepted a commission in the 48th Ind. a prominent member of the Masonic 

Vol. Inf., succeeding to the command of fraternity. — From Memorial Sketch of 

the regiment in 1863, and with it partici- Judge Wood. 
pating in the great struggles at luka, 

138 yessup Genealogy. 

192. Juliet Wood, b. in Saugatuck (Westport), Conn., in 1806; 

m. John Fletcher Mackie of New York city in 1832, and re- 
sided there until 1847, when Mr. Mackie removed with his 
family to Westport, where he died in 1851. His widow and 
children remained there until 1856, when they moved to Nor- 
wich Town, Conn. In 1859 they were again in New York, 
but in 1868, Mrs. Mackie, with her daughters removed to 
Newburgh, N. Y., where she died 2 Nov., 1875. Ten chil- 
dren : — I. Eleanor Jesup Mackie, since 1868 the principal 
of a highly successful Young Ladies Seminary in Newburgh. 
2. John Walter Mackie, b. 1834, drowned off Shanghai, 
China, in 1868, when returning from the shore in a small boat 
to the U. S. Steamship " Supply," on which he was paymas- 
ter's clerk. 3. and 4. Edward Wood Mackie and Henry 
Augustus Mackie, both dying in infancy. 5. yuliet Wood 
Mackie, connected with the Seminary in Newburgh. 6. Mary 
Fletcher Mackie, and 7. Charlotte Louisa Mackie, both much 
esteemed teachers in the Hampton Normal Institute, Hamp- 
ton, Va. 8. Gertrude Elizabeth Mackie, connected with the 
Newburgh Seminary. 9. George Frederick Mackie, d. in in- 
fancy. 10. Harriet Augusta Mackie, h. 1846, in N. Y., d, 
Norwich Town, Corm., 1858. 

104. Sarah Jesup QEbetiezer,^^ Edward,^ Edward,^ Edward^') ^ 
born in Green's Farms, Conn., 14 May (baptized 26 May), 1776, 
married Joseph Baker 10 Aug., 1797, and lived in New York city. 
She died in Westport, Conn., 2 Jan., 1837, having removed there 
after the death of her husband. 

Their children were three : — 

193. William Baker, b. 19 May, 1798, in New York; d. at 

Vaucouver, W. T., in 1870. Captain Baker was for thirty 
years a seaman, either as a ship's officer or in com- 
mand ; emigrated to Oregon in 1850, one of the early 
pioneers, ar^d m. while there a Mrs. Lathrop in 1861 ; no 

194. George Baker, b. i July, 1800; d. i Nov., 1802. 

Edward of Green s Farms. 139 

195. Abby Jane Baker, b. 13 March, 1803, was the second wife of 
the Rev. Hiram P. Arms, D.D.," of Norwich, Conn. (m. 12 
Sept., 1838) ; d. 10 Aug., 1878. They had three children : 

1. Sarah Jane Arms, b. 13 Aug., 1839 \ ^- the Rev. Wil- 
liam B. Clarke, 18 April, 1866, and has had three children.* 

2. Charles Jesup Arms, of Philadelphia, Penn. (1880) b. 
9 June, 1841 j grad. Yale College, 1863 ; m., 16 Oct., 1873, 
Alice Avery, and has four children : (i) Lily Avery Arms, 
b. 29 May, 1875. (2) Audubon Arms, b. 19 July, 1876. 
(3) Natalie Arms, b. 3 Nov., 1877. (4) Elsie Nevin Arms, 
b. I Dec, 1878. 3. Theodore Winthrop Arms, of Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. (1885), b. 8 Nov., 1844; m. Rosa Marselis, 13 
Oct., 1869, and has three children: {\) Helen Baker 
Arms, b. 5 July, 1870. (2) Lucy Arras, b. 9 Sept., 1871. 
(3) Theodore Jesup Arms, b. 9 March, 1873. 

105. Abigail Jesup {Ebeneser,^ Edward,^ Edward,'^ Ed- 
zuard'^), born in Green's Farms (VVestport) Conn, (baptized 

5 April, 1778), married Eliphalet Swift'' of Saugatuck (West- 
port), 13 Jan., 1806. He was born in Windham Co. 6 July, 
1780, graduated at Yale College in 1804 and began the practice 
of law in Saugatuck in 1806. He was a man of more than 
usual ability and greatly respected throughout the State. He is 
said to have amicably adjusted more cases before they came to 

° Rev. Dr. Arms was bom in Wind- thence to Sandwich. Jireh, the son of the 

sor, Conn., grad. Yale College, 1824, and second William, b. in Sandwich, 1665, m. 

Yale Divinity School, 1828 ; settled in Abigail Gibbs, 26 Nov., 1697, and had 

Hebron and Wolcottville, and finally twelve children. Their ninth child, Silas, 

at Norwich Town in 1836, where he d. b. 17 Aug., 1713, m. Abigail Tupper, 16 

6 April, 1882. He was a member of Oct., 1735, and their eldest son, Charles 
the Corporation of Yale College. His of Lebanon, who m. Deborah Clark, 26 
first wife was Lucy Ann Wadhams of May, 1763, was the father of Judge Eli- 
New Haven by whom he had several phalet Swift of Westport. Zephaniah 
children. Swift, M. D., of Hartford, was a brother of 

* See record of Mrs. Mary Ann (Jesup) Judge Swift, and their two families were 

Clarke, page 143. allied by marriage as is shown farther 

c " William Swift, the ancestor of this on. Judge Zephaniah Swift, Chief Justice 

family, in 1634, with his son William, of Connecticut, 1806-1819, was a second 

came from Booking, Essex County, Eng- cousin of the above brothers." — Letter of 

land to Watertown, Mass., removing S. E. Swift, M. D. 

140 Jessup Genealogy. 

trial than he ever brought into court, and as the result never accu- 
mulated more than a competence. He repeatedly represented 
his town in the State Legislature where his speeches always com- 
manded attention, and he might readily have represented his State 
in a wider sphere had he been less averse to make efforts for his 
personal advancement. For many years he was Judge of Probate. 
He was a man of very decided religious convictions and a firm 
adherent of what he considered to be the doctrines and church- 
polity of the New England fathers. He died 21 Sept., 1857. 
Three children, all born in Saugatuck : — 

196. Henry Augustus Swift, b. 2 June, 1808; m., 6 Nov., 1845, 
Mary Amelia, dau. of his father's brother, Zephaniah Swift, 
M. D., of Hartford. When fitted to enter college, his father, 
much to his own regret in after years, chose for him a busi- 
ness career, and sent him to New York city, which hence- 
forth became his home. For a time he was associated with 
some of his cousins, sons of Major Ebenezer Jesup of West- 
port. Like others he lost in the financial reverses of 1837, 
but subsequently recovered from the shock and acquired 
a handsome competence. He was " a singularly handsome 
man, of elegant manners, and known among his more inti- 
mate friends as 'the Colonel.' " In 1868 he retired from 
business with failing health and died 5 June, 1870. He with 
other members of the family are buried in Evergreen Ceme- 
tery in Westport, Conn.« Mrs. Swift (bom 17 Sept., 18 12, 

" Col. James L. Curtis, an old friend, Swift, & Co.). He was at a later date 
adds to the above that Mr. Swift came to first a partner in the firm of D. H. Arnold 
New York in 1824 or 1825 as clerk in the & Co. in Pearl Street, and on the retire- 
employ of Messrs. Boggs, Thompson, & ment of Mr. Arnold succeeded to the busi- 
Co., a large auction and commission ness, which he continued up to his death, 
house in Pearl street. In 1831, finding Mr. Swift was, like his cousin, Col. Eben- 
his health impaired by the confinement of ezer Jesup,"^ an active member of " The 
his clerkship, he was encouraged by his House of Debate " (see sketch of Colonel 
friend, and with his aid, to begin business Jesup), and a man of fine literary tastes, 
on his own account. He subsequently As a business man moreover, and in social 
joined his cousins Charles and Francis life, he was much respected by his associ- 
W. Jesup in organizing a domestic com- ates and contemporaries, 
mission house in Pine street (Jesup, 

Edward of Green s Farms. 141 

and died i Nov., 1875) was "a highly cultivated woman, 
and a successful teacher in New York. She was a fine Greek 
scholar, knowing more of the language than was ever at- 
tempted to be taught in college, writing modem Greek in 
Greek script with facility. She never occupied herself with 
authorship any further than to write ' First Lessons in Natural 
Philosophy,' which was a popular text-book for many years, 
and was translated in 1846 into the Karen language, and in 
1848 into Burmese." Mr. and Mrs. Swift had sk children : 

1. Abby yesiip Swift, b. 24 Aug., 1846; d. 11 July, 1870. 

2. Henry yohn Swift, b. 28 Sept, 1847; d. 25 Feb., 1853. 

3. Mary Louise Swift, b. 8 March, 1850; d. 15 Nov., 1858. 

4. Everett Mayhew Swift,"' M. D. of New York city, b. 9 
March, 1852, the only surviving member of his father's family. 

5. Henrietta jFane Swift, b. 8 May, 1854; d. 6 Aug., 1854. 

6. Anne Everett Swift, b. 20 Aug., 1857 ; d. at Rome, Italy, 
27 April, 1881. 

197. John Jay Swift, b. 12 Aug., 1812 ; m. Jane O'Kill, a lady of 

fine accomplishments and daughter of Madame O'Kill ^ who 
for many years was at the head of a prosperous Young Ladies' 
Seminary in New York city. The only child of this marriage 
died when four or five years old. "In 1828 or 1829 he 
began business in New York with the firm of Meigs D. Ben- 
jamin & Co., importers of French dry goods. Subsequently 
he was one of the firm of Duffield, Swift, and Raymond, also 
importers, and lived some time in Paris as representative of 
the firm. When in 1837 this firm dissolved, he engaged in 
other kinds of business in which he continued, though in 
failing health, until the time of his death on the 4th of Aug., 
1848." He was interred in Greenwood Cemetery. 

198. Abby Jesup Swift, b. 2 Aug., 1815 ; d. 18 Sept., 1841. 

° Dr. Swift graduated A.B., Yale brother of John Jay, Chief Justice of the 

College, 1873; LL.B. Columbia College, United States. A second daughter of 

1878; M.D. 1879, New York College of Mrs. O'Kill married Professor D. H. 

Homoeopathy. Mahan, for many years connected with 

*• Mrs. O'Kill was the daughter of Sir the Military Academy ^t West Point, 

James Jay, M.D., knighted by George III. whose sons are now officers in the United 

for medical services rendered him, and a States Kxmy. — Letter of Col. J. L. Curtis. 

142 jfessup Genealogy. 

After the death of his first wife Judge Swift married, 2d, Mrs. 
Esther (Judah) Jesup, the widow of his brother-in-law, Edward 
Jesup; and after her death, in 1835, he married, 3d, Mrs. Maria 
(Church) Eldridge, who survived him, and died in Morristown, 
NJ., 19 Jan., 1881. 

106. Edward Jesup (Ebenezer,^ Edward^ Edward,^ Ed- 
ward'^'), born in Green's Farms, Conn., 10 Jan., 1780; married" 
Esther, daughter of David and Esther Judah, of Saugatuck, 
5 July, 1805. He was a merchant, and also interested in the 
coasting-trade. He lived in Saugatuck, and died there, of con- 
sumption, at the early age of 34, 21 Dec, 1814. His will is on 
record at Fairfield, dated 15 Dec, 18 14, and proven 4 April, 
181 5, Ebenezer Jesup his brother and Eliphalet Swift his brother- 
in-law being appointed executors, and giving bonds in the sum 
of $20,000. 

Four children : — 

199. Louisa, b. 30 Jan., 1807; d. 7 March, 1822. 

200. Edward Squire, b. 25 Feb., 1809; d. 13 Aug., 1810. 

201. Edward Squire, b. 28 Sept., 181 1. He has been nearly 

all his life a resident of South America or the West Indies ; 
on shore, a merchant ; at sea, the commander of a ves- 
sel. During the Civil War he did good service in com- 
mand of a government gun-boat, cruising along the Atlantic 
coast and capturing several blockade runners. He also 
saw service on the coast of China during the same war, 
and ever since its close has held an important position 
under the United States Government in the Spanish West 
Indies. Of a number of adventurous spirits, who like him- 
self sought their fortunes abroad, he is the sole survivor 

202. Charlotte, b. 8 Nov., 1813, resided in Westport (Saugatuck), 

Conn., until 1886, when she removed to Newburgh, N. Y. 

° This marriage occurred in New York city, as shown by the records of the First 
and Second Presbyterian Churches in that city. — New York Genealogical Record, 
XV. 133. 

Edward of Green's Farms. 143 

Mrs. Esther (Judah) Jesup married, 2d, Eliphalet Swift, of 
Saugatuck, 15 July, 1820, whose first wife was Abigail Jesup, the 
sister of her former husband. Mrs. Esther Swift died of con- 
sumption 8 July, 1 82 1. 

no. Mary Ann Jesup {Ebeneser,"^ Edward,^ Edward,'^ Ed- 
ward'^^, born in Green's Farms, Conn., in 1794 (bap. 11 Nov.), 
married, 25 Oct., 1815, George Asahel Clarke, born 2 Jan., 178 1, 
in Columbia, Conn. He was a merchant in New York city until 
early in the year 1822, when at the invitation of an older brother, 
already established in business at Gibara near the eastern end of 
the Island of Cuba, he removed with his family to that place. 
(They were shipping merchants and joint proprietors of a sugar- 
plantation.) In 1824 five children were taken from them by the 
fever of the country, and within the space of two months. Mr. 
Clarke's death occurred, on the 14th of Oct., 1830, and the next 
winter Mrs. Clarke determined to leave the island with her five 
remaining children. The youngest, Marion, a peculiarly interest- 
ing child of ten years, w^as already in this country. The sorely 
afflicted mother fondly hoped soon to meet her again ; but almost 
the last tidings that reached her before her departure was that of 
Marion's death. It was only the great strength of Mrs. Clarke's 
character that enabled her to bear up under these accumulated 

For the education of her four boys, she chose New Haven, 
Conn., as a place of residence ; and here her excellent judgment 
and extraordinary energy made her eminently useful in the 
church and in the community. Francisco, a child of very noble 
traits, died here in 1835. In 1845, her t^vo older sons being 
already in business, and the youngest about to enter Yale College, 
she accepted the invitation of her brother Ebenezer Jesup, of 
Westport, Conn., to make his house her home. The year 1851 
found her again in New Haven, where she lived until her death. 

In the summer of 1853 she was married a second time, to 
Samuel Chapman, Esq., an English gentleman who had been 
proprietor of an estate adjoining her own in the island gf Cuba. 

144 yessup Genealogy, 

Mrs. Clarke's great regard for this gentlfeman had led her to 
leave all her Cuban affairs in his hands, while in turn, at his 
earnest request, she had consented to take charge at various 
times of five of his motherless children and grandchildren that he 
wished to send to this country. Finally, he came himself Thus 
her life abated nothing of its usefulness, but was carried on with 
characteristic energy and fidelity, until the 7th of September, 
1856, when at the age of 62, the Master's voice called her to a 
higher sphere. So far as the writer knows, her last illness was 
also her first ; for she was of the soundest New England stock, 
and seemed exempt from the ordinary physical infirmities. 

Mrs. Clarke's very faults partook of the strength of her charac- 
ter. Her earnestness sometimes passed over into severity. Her 
affections partook of it. They had great reality and were true 
to their objects. Mention should be made of her fondness 
for reading and for intelligent conversation. But her marked 
characteristic, after all, was the quiet heroism with which she 
took up her life under the great burden of her sorrows, and 
carried it on cheerfully and honorably to the end." 

Ten children ; the first five born in New York city, the remain- 
ing five in Cuba : — 

203. Edward Clarke, b. 14 Feb., 181 7 ; d. in Cuba, 28 May, 1824. 

204. George Asahel Clarke, b. 27 Oct., 1818; d. in Cuba, 17 

April, 1824. 

205. William Wyncoop Clarke (twin), b. 5 Dec, 1820 j d. in 

Cuba, 27 March, 1824. 

206. Marion Wyncoop Clarke (twin), b. 5 Dec, 1820; d. in 

Farmington, Conn., 6 Dec, 1831, 

207. Eleanor Strong Clarke, b. 5 Aug., 1822; d. in Cuba, 23 

March, 1824. 

208. George Samuel Clarke, b. 22 and d. 23 March, 1824. 

209. George Edward Clarke, b. 19 July, 1825; m., 27 March, 

1856, Marietta E. Hinman of South Britain, Conn. She and 
their two children died in Aiken, S. C, in 1858 or 1859. He 

" Communicated by the Rev. Wm. B. Clarke. 

Edward of Green s Farms. 145 

was a merchant many years in Charleston, S. C, and d. there 
3 Feb., 1862. 

[O. Samuel Asahel Clarke, b. 8 March, 1827; married, in Port- 
land, Oregon, 23 Feb., 1852, Harriet Talcott Buckingham," 
b. in Nor\valk, Ohio, 31 March, 1832. He went to Oregon 
in 1850, soon after its organization as a territory, and has been 
identified ever since with its history, having passed through all 
the varied experiences of a pioneer's life. His literary tastes 
and facile pen soon led him into journalism and other literary 
work, and secured for him a well merited reputation as a Avriter. 
He has held various public positions, but has never been an 
office-seeker. For many years he has been editor and pro- 
prietor of the "Willamette Farmer," with his own home and 
that of his paper in Salem. 

They have had five children, all bom in Salem : — 
I. Marian Wmthrop Clarke, h. 15 Nov., 1852 ; m., in Port- 
land, 23 Aprils 1880, Wm. J. Dyer, and d. in Walla- Walla, 17 
Jan., 1881. 2. Harriet Buckingham Clarke, b. 10 Jan., 1855 ; 
m., in Salem, Norris H. Looney, 17 Jan., 1878, and has one 
child (1880), Wm. Herbert Looney, b. in Jefferson, 11 Feb., 
1879. 3- ^V'm. yesHp Clarke, b. 24 Feb., 18573 now (1884) 
associated with his father in the management of the " Willa- 
mette Farmer." 4. Sarah Wood-worth Clarke, b. 2 June, 1859. 
5, George Beaumont Clarke, b. 14 March; d. in infancy. 

:i. Francisco Jose Clarke (twin), b. 27 Dec, 1829; d. in New 
Haven, Conn., 11 July, 1835. 

[2. WiLLLVM Barker Clarke (twin), b. 27 Dec, 1829; m., 18 
April, 1866, Sarah Jane Arms (b. 14 Aug., 1839), daughter of 
the Rev. Hiram P. Arms, D. D., of Norwich Town, Conn., and 
Sarah Jane Baker, his wife. He graduated at Yale College in 
1849 ; Yale Theo. Sem., 1852 ; was pastor in West Cornwall 
for several years ; Prof, of Sacred Theology in Yale College 
(1863-66) ; and pastor in Litchfield (1866-71). He sub- 
sequently preached in Griswold, and now (1884) resides in 
Norwich Town. They have had three children : i. Helen 
McGregor Clarke, b. 24 May, 1867. 2. Jane Baker Clarke, 

" See Buckingham Genealogy. 

146 yessup Genealogy. 

b. 9 Sept., 1868. 3. Francisco Arms Clarke, b. 15 Feb., 
1879; d. 10 March, 1881, in Griswold, Conn. 

113. Sarah Stebbins Jesup (yoseph,^'^ Blackleach,^'^ Edward,^ 
Edward,^ Edward,'^'), born in Wilton, 3 Feb., 1797, married, at 
Schodack, N. Y., 23 Nov., 1815, Rev. John Noyes Hayden, young- 
est child of William Hayden of Braintree, Mass., who was born in 
1784, and died at Schodack in May, 1857. 

They had one child only : — 

213. William Benjamin Hayden, b. in Schodack, 25 Dec, 1816; 
was in mercantile business for several years in Boston, Buffalo, 
and New York; m. 23 June, 1841, Sophie Walker Woods, 
youngest child of Rev. Leonard Woods, D. D., Senior, of 
Andover Theological Seminary; became pastor of the New 
Jerusalem Society of Portland, Me., 15 Sept., 1850; resigned 
Sept., 1876, and now (1882) resides in Portland. 

114. Benjamin Jesup {yoseph,^'^ Blackleack,^'^ Edward,^ Ed- 
ward,^ Edward,'^), born in Norwalk, Conn., 16 April, 1800, mar- 
ried Lydia Lippitt in 1823. A letter addressed by him from New 
York city to Gen. Thomas S- Jesup at Washington, under date of 
the 14th of January, 1842, gives some particulars of his life and 
other historical matters of interest, and a copy is given below. 

My dear General, — I believe this is the first time I ever addressed you 
by letter ; and almost the only acquaintance I ever had with you personally 
was about the year 18 14, when I accompanied you from Albany on horse- 
back to my father's residence in the town of Schodack. You were at that 
time, if I mistake not, awaiting the trial of Gen. Hull. You visited my father 
once after this, I believe, after the memorable battles of Chippewa and 
Bridgewater, or Lundy's Lane, at which time you were suffering great 
inconvenience from wounds received at those engagements. 

Our fathers separated from each other while they were quite young men. 
Your father died when you were young. My father lived until about three 
years since. Our uncle Benjamin Jesup of this city died but a few weeks 
since. They both lived to a good old age, and I can say with the deepest 
sense of feeling that in the whole course of my life I never knew two men 

Edward of Green's Farms, 147 

of their age whose whole lives have been so perfectly exemplary and vir- 
tuous, and so correct and prudent in the management of their affairs. At 
the death of my father a will was left making me the sole executor of his 
estate, which was a very respectable one, and on the settlement of which 
I found he did not owe one hundred dollars in all. I now find that 
Uncle Benjamin has left an estate amounting to about twelve thousand 
dollars and his indebtedness does not amount to one hundred dollars. And 
I most sincerely believe that neither of these men had an enemy upon the 
face of the earth. Uncle has left no heirs. 

My father's family was quite small. I had but one brother and one sis- 
ter. My brother left home in the year 1829, and I have never heard but 
once from him since that time, which was in the year 1832. In the year 
1823 I commenced business as a grocery-merchant ; shortly after I changed 
my business to hotel-keeping, and until 1834 kept the same house that I 
found you at when I was a lad, although I had the buildings considerably 
enlarged so as to accommodate one hundred and fifty persons. In the 
year 1834 I moved with my family to this city, where I have resided ever 
since. I am now keeping the Pacific Hotel in Greenwich street. It is an 
excellent house and I have the honor of entertaining the most respectable 
class of citizens. My family is quite small. I have one son, Joseph B. 
Jesup, and two daughters. My son is in his seventeenth year. For a long 
time he has solicited me to give my consent to his receiving an appoint- 
ment in the navy, which I have avoided until now. He has many firiends 
and I think his appearance and address are favorable to the appointment 
Please make some inquiry, and if consistent with your views, lend us your 
aid to obtain such an appointment. Please also write me at as early a 
date as convenient and much oblige 

Your most obedient and very humble servaat, 

Benjamin Jesup. 
To Gen. Thomas S. Jesup. 
Washittgton, D. C. 

He began business in Albany, where he was landlord of the 
National and Columbian Hotels. The son above referred to did 
not succeed in securing his coveted position in the navy, but 
died young. Mr. Jesup died in Schodack, N. Y., 8 March, 


Jessup Genealogy. 

There were six children ; five born in Albany : — 

214. Joseph B., b. i May, 1825 ; d. 7 Dec, 1853. 
+215. Charlotte Eunice, b. 19 May, 1827. 

216. Waterman, b. 14 Dec, 1829; d. 15 Aug., 1830. 

217. Charles W., b. i Oct., 1831 ; d. 29 Sept., 1832. 
+218. Sarah Stebbins, b. 6 Jan., 1834. 

219. Caroline, b. 21 March, 1846, in Weehauken, N. J.; d. 30 
Aug., 1854. 

116. Thomas Sidney Jesup {James Edward,^^ Blackleach,^'^ 
Edward,^ Edward,"^ Edward'^'), was born in Berkeley County, 

,^^ Va., 16 Dec, 

1788, where his 
father, a native 
of Wilton, Conn., 
settled when 

quite a young man, removing his family afterward to Kentucky. 
He married Ann Heron Croghan, of Louisville, Ky. ; born 20 
Oct., 1797, and died 24 April, 1846. She was the daughter of 
Major William Croghan" of the Revolutionary army. 

" Major William Croghan was 
born in Dublin, Ireland. He came to 
this country when quite young to join 
his uncle, Col. George Croghan, who was 
his guardian. At the beginning of the 
Revolution he espoused the American 
cause, and was appointed a captain in the 
Virginia line early in 1776, and soon after 
was ordered with his regiment to the seat 
of war at the North. He was at one time 
aid to Baron Steuben, and engaged in 
the battles of Brandywine, Germantown, 
and Monmouth, where he acquitted him- 
self with honor. In the winter of 1779, 
the whole Virginia line was ordered to 
the South, and he was among those cap- 
tured at the surrender of General Lincoln 
at Charleston. In the siege of Yorktown 
he could only participate by his presence, 
as he was on his parole. He was at the 

close of the war the senior major of the 
Virginia line. 

In the spring of 1784 he went to Ken- 
tucky, and married, in 1788, Lucy Clark, 
daughter of John Clark, and Ann Rogers 
his wife. Mrs. Croghan was a sister of 
Gen. George Rogers Clark and his brother, 
Gen. William Clark the explorer, who 
afterwards was Governor of Missouri. 
The latter, when a captain, was sent by 
the Government with Captain Lewis to 
explore the far West. They were the first 
white men to cross the Rocky Mountains, 
and Clark and Lewis rivers were named 
for them. 

Major Croghan was one of the original 
members of the Order of Cincinnati. His 
son, Col. George Croghan, was a distin- 
guished officer in the war of 1812-15 with 

Thomas Sidney Jesur 

Maior General U.S.A. 1788-1860. 

Edward of Green's Farms. 149 

Left an orphan in his distant Kentucky home when but eight 
years of age, and the eldest of the family, he has often been heard 
to say that he never was a boy, — always feeling that he had 
everything to do for his family. After he entered the army he 
paid his father's debts, and also some contracted by his mother 
in bringing up her little family of four children. His military 
career began when he was but nineteen, and for more than half 
a century (52 years) he was in the service of his country, and 
one of her most efficient and honored serv^ants. He was ap- 
pointed, from the State of Ohio, second lieutenant of the Sev- 
enth Infantry, U. S. A., in May, 1808 ; and the stirring life along 
the Western frontier, and the war with England (of 181 2-1 5) 
which occurred not long after, gave the young officer imme- 
diate and active employment, with abundant opportunities for 
distinguishing himself, of which he was always ready to take 
advantage. He was commissioned first lieutenant in Dec, 1809. 
In the campaign of 18 12, he was brigade-major and acting adju- 
tant-general to Brigadier-General Hull. Taken prisoner at Hull's 
surrender, in Aug., 181 2, he was afterward exchanged, promoted 
to captain, Jan., 18 13, and major of the Nineteenth Infantry in 
April following. Lossing ("War of 1812") gives the following 
incident in his account of Hull's surrender. " Major Jesup asked 
for one hundred and fifty men to go over and spike the enemy's 
guns opposite Detroit Hull said he could not spare so many. 
• Give me a hundred, then,' said the brave Jesup. ' Only one 
hundred,' said Captain Snelling imploringly. ' I will think of it,' 
was Hull's reply." The request was not granted, and these gal- 
lant officers were soon after astonished at the surrender of the 
post without an effort at defence. 

Early in 18 14 Major Jesup was transferred to the Twenty-fifth, 
a regiment raised largely through his own exertions. The battle 
of Chippewa (Canada, three miles above Niagara Falls) occurred 
on the 5th of July, of this year, bet^veen the Americans under 
Major-General Jacob Brown and a superior British force under 
Major-General Riall, in which the former were victorious. Major 

150 yessup Genealogy, 

Jesup commanded the Twenty-fifth, and was afterward brevetted 
lieutenant-colonel for " distinguished and meritorious service " 
on this occasion. Gen. Winfield Scott in his official report of the 
battle says, " I had every evidence of the able dispositions made 
by Major Jesup of his corps, as well by the report of my aids as 
by the effect he produced on that part of the enemy's line imme- 
diately opposed to him, and which contributed very much to the 
general success of the day. He had two horses shot under him. 
. . . He deserves, in my humble opinion, everything which con- 
spicuous skill and gallantry can win from a grateful country." 

The British forces numbered 2,100, and the American, 1,900. 
Eight hundred out of this four thousand fell either killed or 
wounded ; and a bloodier battle, considering the numbers, was 
scarce ever fought. 

On the 25th of July following was the still more hotly contested 
battle of Niagara (Lundy's Lane). Between four and five o'clock 
in the afternoon General Brown ordered General Scott with his 
brigade, including the Twenty-fifth commanded by Major Jesup, 
to march rapidly and disperse what he then thought a small body 
of the British in front of him, but what proved to be the main 
body of the enemy, which had been re-enforced since the recent 
battle. An engagement was thus unexpectedly begun, which 
was carried on in the coming darkness with the utmost gallantry 
on both sides, resulting however in the defeat of the British, and, 
as stated below, in the capture of Gen. Riall and his staff. The 
British troops numbered a little over seven thousand, and the 
American a little less than twenty-six hundred. Both sides met 
with heavy losses. Major Jesup was severely wounded in the 
hand and shoulder, and also through the neck, and was struck in 
the chest by a spent ball, — a very serious injury being thereby 
inflicted. The hilt of his sword was broken by a ball, and driven 
through his right hand. Gen. Scott urged him to leave the field, 
and was about to give him a positive order to that effect, when 
he himself was wounded and Major Jesup sent him to the rear 
under the charge of Captain, or Major, Gardiner. One of General 

Edward of Green s Farms. 151 

Brown's references to the gallantry of Major Jesup in this battle 
contains the following incident : " Jesup had passed with his bat- 
talion by a flank movement to the rear of the British Army, and 
was for a time held to have been captured ; but the joy of our 
troops was great when he returned, reappearing to the army in a 
blaze of glory, having captured a large force, including Major- 
General Riall." 

Headley ("Second War with England") narrates that "though 
wounded. Major Jesup stood there amid the darkness and carnage, 
cheering on his men. His regimental flag was riddled with bul- 
lets, and as a sergeant waved it amid a storm of bullets, the staff 
was severed in three pieces in his hand. Turning to his com- 
mander, he exclaimed as he took up the fragments, ' Look, Colo- 
nel, how they have cut us ! ' The next moment a ball passed 
through his body, but he still kept his feet and waved his muti- 
lated flag until, faint from the loss of blood, he sank on the field." 

Major Jesup was brevetted colonel " for gallant conduct and 
distinguished skill" in this battle. It has been recently ascer- 
tained that among the British officers who fell in this battle was 
Captain Edward Walker, of Kingston, Canada, a lawyer by pro- 
fession and a grandson of the loyalist Major Edward Jessup who 
had a command in Burgoyne's army in the Revolutionary war. 
He was therefore a distant kinsman of Colonel Jesup, their com- 
mon ancestor, Capt. Edward Jesup, having lived in Fairfield, 

On the 15th of December, 1814, the famous Hartford Conven- 
tion assembled, and continued in session for three weeks with closed 
doors. It was the result of the dissatisfaction existing in New Eng- 
land with the general government and the conduct of the war. The 
movement had created much alarm at Washington, and President 
Madison found it convenient to have Major Jesup present, osten- 
sibly for the purpose of recruiting for his regiment, but really to 
watch the proceedings. During this time he was in constant 
correspondence with Mr. Monroe, the Secretary of War, and with 
Gov. Tompkins of New York, and was prepared to act with deci- 

152 yessup Genealogy. 

sion should any treasonable movements be originated. " Ingratiat- 
ing himself with som.e of the delegates of the convention and with 
the authorities of Hartford, by his conciliatory and agreeable man- 
ners, and winning the respect of all by his prudent conduct, he 
soon became convinced that a resolution for disunion, if offered, 
could not be carried." His letters relieved the apprehensions of 
the President, and proved they had had much less foundation in 
actual fact than had been supposed. At the close of the war in 
181 5, on the reorganization of the army, he was retained in the 
service, and in 181 7 made lieutenant-colonel of the Third Infan- 
try. The next year (27 March, 18 18) he was made adjutant- 
general (with rank of colonel), and shortly after (8th of May) 
quartermaster-general" (with the rank of brigadier-general). Up 
to this time the head of the quartermaster's department had held 
the rank of colonel only. It is in connection with this responsi- 
ble position, which he held for more than forty years (in addition 
to occasional service in the field), that he is best known. And 
no small part of the efficiency of the regular army during this 
period was owing to the admirable skill and executive ability 
shown in the quartermaster-general's department. It is but natu- 
ral, therefore, that a historian of the War Department should put 
it upon record that he found " the memory of General Jesup to 
be greatly venerated " in that department. 

Immediately upon his appointment he prepared an amended 
series of rules and regulations for the conduct of the business of 
his department, which with little change are in use to the present 
time. The extent and variety of the duties he assumed (in times 
of peace as well as in war), and the difficulty of their wise and 
successful performance will be realized when we consider the 
great extent of the military frontier which must be supervised in 
detail, and with all points of which, however distant, constant 
communication must be kept open. To this must be added the 

« The London Times of June 22, 1815, which announced the great victory at Wat- 
erloo, contains, in the list of the wounded^ the name of " Major Jessop, Assistant- 

Edward of Green's Farms. 153 

constantly recurring difficulties with the Indian tribes remaining 
within the limits of even the older States, who were being contin- 
ually crowded by their stronger neighbors. The perusal of his 
voluminous and carefully prepared reports on file in the War 
Department, as well as his private records of facts and inci- 
dents occurring on his various tours of inspection, show what 
scrupulous exactitude he required both of himself and of his 
subordinates, and how closely observant he was of everything 
he met. 

In May, 1828, he was brevetted major-general for ten years' 
faithful service. In 1836 he was once more in the field, taking 
command of the army in the Creek Nation, Alabama, and the 
same year (8th Dec), succeeding General Call in command of 
the army in Florida," — the government being engaged in a final 
and determined effort to conquer the warlike Seminole Indians,* 
and secure the safety of the whites by the enforced removal of 
the red men to another portion of the country. " Lake Jesup," 
a fine sheet of water in Orange Co., commemorates his period of 
service in this State. On the 24th of Jan., 1838, he was wounded 
near Jupiter Inlet in an action with the above Indians. Soon 
after he was succeeded by Gen. Zachary Taylor (afterward Pres- 
ident) and returned to the duties of the quartermaster-general's 
department, in the performance of which he continued until his 
death in Washington city, on the loth of June, i860. 

It will be noticed that his death occurred just before the open- 
ing of the Civil War; and he was thus relieved from the necessity 
of participating in the painful events which were close at hand, 
and amid which his official position as well as his sense of duty 
would have required him to act a prominent part. Mention is 
made in a letter given below of the valuable aid furnished by him 
in connection with the construction of various public works, not 

" The writer, while a resident of Geor- * It is said that as the General wore 

gia in 1848-50, found that the bare men- spectacles the Indians used to call him 
tion of General Jesup's name was enough " double-eyed " and refuse to shoot at 
to call forth the highest encomiums. him, believing him to be a superior being. 

— Letter of Col. J. L. Curtis. 

154 Jessup Genealogy. 

all of which were for the service of his ov/n department; e.g. the 
Cumberland Road, a great national highway, begun in 1806 and 
extending eventually from Cumberland, Md., through the States 
of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, — of great necessity in its day, but 
now superseded by the railway; the opening of transportation 
lines west of the Mississippi, needed to keep the Government in 
ready communication with its advance posts; and reference is 
also made to the great Breakwater at the mouth of the Delaware 
Bay, — a harbor of refuge for the countless vessels of our coasting 

General Jesup had no political ambitions. He preferred to 
maintain the independent position which properly belongs to 
an army officer. When his reputation was already well estab- 
lished he was solicited for permission to use his name as candi- 
date for the presidency ; his reply was that even were he inclined 
to enter upon a political career, he found abundant reasons, in 
the position he held to make it improper then to unite with any 
political party. 

Of the limited material at hand used in the preparation of 
the above very inadequate sketch, there remain two memoranda 
of interest which may here be given. The one is an extract from 
a letter of Gen, Henry C. Wayne to Col. L. Sitgreaves, U. S. A., 
a son-in-law of General Jesup, dated the 21st of December, 1875, 
in which he says : — 

" I see by the papers that after many surveys the Government have 
finally agreed upon the Nicaragua connection of the Atlantic and the 
Pacific. In the year 1848 or thereabouts, Gen. Jesup reported upon the 
Nicaragua route as the only practicable one, and the best. The report is 
in full and thorough, and I do not suppose the Government has gained 
any more knowledge by its surveys than that given by General Jesup from 
his studies and examinations of the Garay grant. It would be interesting 
to see now, how much he was in advance of his countrymen by reason of 
his habits of study and reflection. 

" Had he lived, secession would not have occurred or would have been 
short-lived. His plan, as repeatedly detailed to me, was to have guarded 

Edward of Green's Farms. 155 

the line of the Susquehanna, blockaded the Southern ports, raised an army 
of three hundred thousand men, and with a powerful fleet at Cincinnati and 
elsewhere in the West, descended the Mississippi river to New Orleans, thus 
cutting the Confederacy in two — breaking its backbone as he used to say, 
— and then reduce the Atlantic States. He used to allow himself eighteen 
months to accompHsh the crushing of secession. How wise this plan 
was, the war has demonstrated. Three hundred thousand men was the 
least number he would begin with. And it was not until Halleck's fine 
strategy threw Sidney Johnston from Kentucky upon Corinth that any 
serious impression had been made upon the Confederacy. 

" The General was a remarkable man, and as useful a quartermaster- 
general in peace as he was able in war ; as witness the Cumberland Road, 
the Delaware Breakwater, and the opening of transportation lines west of 
the Mississippi. Many of his papers other than the documents of the 
war office I have read, and from my recollection of them, they would be 
valuable contributions to our national history. His intimate association 
with the great men of the country from 1810 to his death, and with public 
measures, and his acquired traditional knowledge, would make one of the 
most interesting volumes in our history." 

The other extract is dated March, 1885, and is the tribute 
which General Thomas Swords, once associated with General 
Jesup in the quartermaster's department, pays to his much loved 
and revered chief. 

" ^Miat could I say that would do him justice ! in character he was so 
unlike any one whom I ever had the pleasure to serve. He was so free 
from any display, any ostentation ; yet his mind was stored with military 
and civil law, as well as with the choicest literature. On any subject that 
was presented to him, either officially or socially, he was ever ready to 
impart, pleasingly and instructively, what he was so thoroughly conversant 
with, having remarkable conversational powers. 

" The warmth and earnestness of his friendships frequently called forth 
remark, and drew to him many trusting and admiring friends. No intima- 
tion to the disparagement of one to whom this strength of affection had 
been given would be for a moment tolerated. This, with many kind, 
watchful attentions, made it so pleasing to serve with him officially ; one 

156 Jessup Genealogy. 

had such infinite trust that strict discipline never seemed a restriction. 
Then, too, his approbation was readily expressed for well-performed 

" Socially his home was the most delightful in Washington, and his 
charming warm-hearted hospitality was extended to both resident friends 
and strangers visiting the Capital." " 

There were eight children : — 

-f220. Lucy Ann, b. 17 April, 1823. 

220*. Eliza Hancock, b. 11 Sept., 1824; d. 13 July, 1825. 
+221. Mary Serena Eliza, b. 7 Dec, 1825. 
-1-222. Jane Findlay, b. 29 Nov., 1827. 

223. Elizabeth Croghan, b. 17 Feb., 1829 ; d. 18 June, 1830. 

224. Willum Croghan, b. 27 June, 1833 ; admitted to West Point 

Military Academy, cadet at large, 1850 ; d. 14 Nov., i860. 

225. Charles Edward, b. 14 March, 1835 ; admitted to West Point, 

cadet at large, 1850; brevet 2d lieut. loth Infantry, i July, 
1858; 2d lieutenant 6th Infantry, 31 May, 1859; resigned 
20th Aug., i860; d. 22 April, 1861. 

226. Julia Clark, b. 10 July, 1840, now (1885) residing in Wash- 

ington city. 

117. Samuel Blackleach Jesup {yames Edward,^^ Black- 
leach,^^ Edivard,^ Edward,^ Edward,'^^, born in Kentucky, 12 
Nov., 1792, married, 2 Sept., 1813, Katharine Sydner of Fayette 
Co., Ky., and removed to what was then called Christian Co. 
(now Todd Co.) in 1830. "There is a tract of land located in 
this county containing twenty-six hundred acres, of the finest 
quality, equal to any in the blue grass region. It was on this 
land, once owned by Major Croghan, that Col. Samuel Black- 
leach Jesup settled ; and it is still owned and cultivated by his 
Hneal descendants. It is now (1882) divided into four farms, 

" The materials for the above sketch ley's "Second War with England; " Inger- 

o£ General Jesup have been derived soil's " History of the War Department," 

from papers furnished by the family ; and numerous other sources, 
from Lossing's " War of 1812 ; " Head- 

Edward of Green's Farms. 157 

and is regarded as the garden spot of Southern Kentucky." " Col. 
Jesup represented his county in the lower house of the State 
Legislature from 1836 to 1840, and from 1840 to 1844 was a 
member of the State Senate. In a letter written to his daughter 
Mrs. Tandy, when in 1851 he was once more a member of the 
Legislature, he gives utterance to some opinions dictated by his 
straightforward common-sense views of things, that might be 
found applicable to other States than Kentucky. The letter is as 
follows : — 

Frankfort, Jan. 21, 1851. 
My dear DAUGHi'ER, — I havc received your letter, dated the 13th inst, 
informing me that you and the Dr. and family are all well, which I was 
pleased to hear, and that Dick wished very much to see me. I can assure 
you that it would give me great pleasure to see him, as well as all my family ; 
but I am confined here and cannot say when it will be likely for me to get 
home, for I will say that I never have been in the Legislature when there 
has been such a mass of business before the House and so little done. We 
have forty-one lawyers in the House and twenty in the Senate, and it does 
seem that they are determined to have everything their own way or not at 
all. I have always said that our State would become bankrupt if we con- 
tinued them in the Legislature. But for them we might have been almost 
ready at this time to have come home ; but as it is, no one can predict when 
we will leave Frankfort, but I still hope for the better. Remember me, 
my dear Margaret, to your mother and all the family, and believe me your 
affectionate father, 

Sam. B. Jesup. 

" He was a man of sound mind, well read, an eloquent speaker, 
and a very popular man. He died 14 Aug., 1866, leaving a large 
landed estate." He was a planter." 

° " The Kentucky branch of the Jesup those who differ from them. Families 

family are and always have been members with which they are closely allied belong 

of the Democratic party, and during the to the opposite party, were Unionists, and 

civil war were in sympathy with the South, lost equally with them as the result of the 

but not bitter partisans, one only enlisting emancipation proclamation, losses which 

in the Confederate army. They have the neither are now disposed to regret." 
utmost respect for the political opinions of 

158 yessup Genealogy. 

There were seven children : — 

227. Eliza, b. 22 July, 1814; m., Nov., 1832, Preston Yancy, and 

lived in Dycusburgh, Crittenden Co. They have had eight 
children. She d. Jan., 1882. 

228. Margarette, b. 5 Jan., 1819; m., 4 Nov., 1845, Dr. N. M. 

Tandy, and settled near Fairview, Ky. They had two chil- 
dren. She d. 24 Aug. 1877. He d. July, 1881. 
+229. James Edward, b. 17 Dec, 1820. 

230. George W., b. 10 Feb., 1823 ; m., 30 April, 1857, Susan Branse. 

No children. 

231. Caledonia, b. 3 Sept., 1825 ; m., 19 Dec, 1849, G. W. Cash, 

and settled near Fairview. Two children. 

232. Virginia, b. 13 March, 1828; ra., 10 March, 1852, William 

Crouch, and also settled near Fairview. Eight children 

233. WiNFiELD Thomas, b. 21 Sept., 1816 ; d. 15 Feb., 1835. 

119. William Wilson Jesup {James Edward,^^ Blackleach,^^ 
Edward,^ Edward,^ Edward'^'), was born 4 March, 1794, and 
died 10 July, 1844. He was a planter, and lived near Fair- 
view, Ky. He married, ist, Elizabeth B. Friend of Alabama, 
and 2d, Sarah Martin, who now (1880) lives with her son 
Wm. H. Jesup near Fairview. Wm. Wilson Jesup had seven 

Children of first marriage, six : — 

234. Judith C, b. 13 April, 1819; m. a Mr. Rhodes, and settled 

near Blandville, Ballard Co., Ky. 
+235. Ann O., b. 8 Jan., 1822. 
+236. John Friend, b. 24 May, 1824. 
+237. Virginia Elizabeth, b. 12 Oct., 1826. 
+ 238. Sarah Frances, b. 10 Nov., 1830. 
+239. Caledonl\ Osburn, b. in Barren Co., Ky., 8 Aug., 1832. 

Child of the 2d marriage, one : — 

+240. William Houston, b. 26 April, 1843. 

Edward of Green s Farms. 159 

120. Mary Je§up (Blackleach^ Blackleach,"^ Edward^ Ed- 
ward,^ Edward'^'), born 13 April, 1790, in Wilton, Conn.; mar- 
ried, 12 Sept, 1810, Moses Raymond, of Ballston, N. Y., born 
there, 19 July, 1784, and died 22 Sept., 1830. He was a 
wagon-maker, and has always lived in., Ballston. His wife died 
29 May, 1868. 

They had five children : — 

241. Sally Mama Raymond, b. 22 July, 181 1 ; m. 23 Nov., 1830, 

Elisha D. Miller, of Ballston. They live in Malta. Six chil- 
dren : I. Moses R. Miller, b. 27 Sept., 1831 ; m., 13 Dec., 
1854, Olivia Stillwell, of Malta; he d. 17 Feb., 1865. 2. 
Elizabeth A. Miller, b. 25 Jan., 1835 ; m., 12 Dec, 1855, 
S. Bradley Hager, of Michigan. 3. Elbin Miller, b. 1 7 Oct., 
1839. 4. Frames Miller, b. i Feb., 1844; ra., 11 Jan., 1865, 
John Ferris, of Milton. 5. Eliza jFane Miller, b. 2 Feb., 
1847 j m., 8 Feb., 1865, Theodore F. Van Hyning. 6. Dela- 
zon E. Miller, b. 14 Jan., 1852, and d. 28 May, 1863. 

242. Charlotte C. Ray^^iond, b. 8 Sept., 1814; m, 8 Sept., 1834, 

Jehiel J. Miller, of Ballston. Three children : i. Emily 
C. Miller, b. 8 July, 1835 ; m. Joseph L. Weed, of Balls- 
ton. She d. 21 Nov., 1870. 2. Jane Eliza Miller, b. 13 
Oct, 1837, d. 25 Feb., 1857. 3. Zadoc yesup Miller, b. 26 
July, 1840; m., 23 Dec, 1875, Emogine Abbey, of North 

243. Abby Jane Raymond, b. 17 Aug., 1818; m., 13 Sept, 1843, 

George W. Weeks, of Malta. One child : Jatnes M. Weeks, 
b. 21 Aug., 1847; °i-> 30 March, 1874, Jenny Perry, of 

244. Ann Eliza Raymond, b. 12 July, 182 1 ; m., 8 Oct, 1846, Wm. 

Anson, of Malta. One child : Willie Anson, b. 1 7 July, 1854 ; 
d. 16 April, 1869. 

245. Mary Jesup Raymond, b. ii Dec, 1827; m. Jacob C. Swits, 

27 April, 1854. Four children: i. Mary Orlinda Swits, b. 
5 March, 1855. 2. Elizabeth yane Swits, b. 3 Jan., 1857. 
3. Fannie B. Swits, b. 4 May, 1859. 4. Nettie Eliza Swits, 
b. 4 Oct., 1862. All but the third daughter are married. 

i6o yessup Genealogy. 

121. Lydia Jesup {Blackleack,^^ Blackleach,^^ Edward^ Ed- 
ward,^ Edward'^), born in Wilton, Conn., ii Oct., 1791 ; married, 
6 Sept., 1810, John Dunning (farmer) of the same place, who was 
born 30 Oct., 1782, and died 16 March, 1872. She died 26 July, 
1870, and is spoken of as " a very noble woman." 

Three children, born in Wilton : — 

246. Mary Ann Dunning, b. 7 Oct., 1811 ; d. 23 Aug., 1877; m., 28 

April, 1830, Russell (son of Nehemiah) Mead, of Ridgefield, 
b. 2 Dec, 1805, and d. 3 Jan., 1877. Seven children : i. 
George Comstock Mead, b. 14 Dec, 1830; d. 20 May, 1883, 
in Bermuda, where he was proprietor of the Hamilton Hotel. 

2. Mary Ann Mead, b. 22 March, 1833; d. 15 Aug., 1873. 

3. Sylvester Mead, b. 24 Feb., 1836 ; lives in Waterbury, 
where he is Superintendent of the Water Company. He 
served in the Civil War with the 5th N. Y. Cavalry Regiment ; 
was in several engagements, and came near being taken 
prisoner in a skirmish, receiving a dangerous sabre wound. 

4. Franklin Mead, b. 26 Jan., 1838; is a confectioner in 
Norwalk. 5. John Dunning Mead, b. 21 Feb., 1841 ; d. 
7 Sept., 1876. He was a policeman in New York city for 
nine years previous to his death. He served three years in the 
Civil War, first enlisting for three months, and afterward in the 
2d Conn. Battery. 6. Pauline A. Mead, b. 12 Oct., 1847 
(Mrs. Edward M. Parker, of Bridgeport). 7. Frederick Mead, 
b. 10 Dec, 1849 ; is also a confectioner in Norwalk, in busi- 
ness with his brother Franklin. 

247. Richard Dunning, b. 19 Oct., 1814; m., 20 Dec, 1855, at 

Ridgefield, Mary Henrietta Olmstead, b. in Wilton, 15 Oct., 
1834. He is a teacher of music. Four children : i. Kate 
Jessup Dunning, b. 9 Oct., 1856, m. Lewis D. Keeler. 
They live on the homestead in North Wilton, and have two 
children: Florence Dunning Keeler, b. 24 Aug., 1878, and 
Maude Purdy Keeler, b. 5 Jan., 1884. 2. yohn Irving Dun- 
ning, b. 21 April, 1859; m. Julia Griswold, and lives in 
Wilton ; have one child, Blanche B. Dunning, b. 22 Sept., 
1881. 3. Mary Estelle Dunning {\.wm),h. 26 Feb., 1862; 

Edward of Green's Farms. i6i 

d. 7 Oct., 1865. 4- Ri'^hard OlmsUad Dunning (twin), b. 
26 Feb., 1862 ; d. 6 July, 1878. 
248. William Dunnixg, b. 6 Feb., 1821 ; m. Pauline Benedict, of 
New Canaan. He is a merchant in New York city, but 
resides in Brooklyn. Five children: i. Lydia A. Dunning, 
b. 22 Aug., 1839. 2. James Dunning, b. 26 Oct., 1842; 
m., 14 Dec, 1867, Monira Duncan. 3. Mary E. Dunning, 
b. 19 Sept., 1844; m., 5 Dec, 1866, John N. Sayre, Jr. 
4. Charles Jessup Dunning, b. 24 Feb., 1848; m., 7 Feb., 
18 7 1, Carrie A. Elmendorf. He d. at Albany, N. Y., 28 June, 
1877. 5. Wm. B. Dunning^ b. 6 Feb., 1855. 

122. William Jesup" (Blackleach^ Blackleach^ Edward,^ 
Edward,^ Edward'^^, born in Wilton, Conn., 20 July, 1793; mar- 
ried, II March, 1816, Nancy Odell, daughter of Nathan and Mary 
(Burritt) Odell, of Wilton. Soon after marriage he removed to 
Otsego, N. Y., where he engaged in business as a manufacturing 
hatter. Early in 1821, he returned to Wilton and established 
himselt in the same business, continuing it with energy and suc- 
cess, having from thirty to forty hands in his employ. He died 
3 Aug., 1826, at the early age of thirty-three. The old home- 
stead stood west of and not far from the present residence of his 
grandson, William Jessup Gunning, and on the main road leading 
from Norwalk to Wilton. The distribution of his estate is on 
record at the Probate Office in Norwalk, dated 3 Oct, 1828, in 
which are mentioned his 

Five children : — 

-f 249. Louisa, b., 11 Jan., 18 19, in Otsego, N. Y. 

-f 250. Elizabeth Cornelu, b. 6 July, 1820, in Otsego. 

+ 251, Charles Odell, b. ii April, 1822, in Wilton, Conn. 
252. Emily, b. 3 Sept., 1824, in Wilton. She is a graduate of Mt. 
Holyoke Female Seminary, South Hadley, Mass., and for 
some time was a teacher in that institution, but is now (1886) 

" The family now spell the name "Jessup." 

1 62 yessup Genealogy. 

connected with the Western Female Seminary, Oxford, Ohio, 
where she is very successful and highly esteemed. 
+253. Mary Ann, b. i March, 1826, in Wilton. 

Mrs. Jessup married, 2d, George Mead, of Wilton, and died in 
that town, 22 Dec, 1833. 

123. Aurilla Jessup (JBlackleach,^^ Blackleach,^'^ Edward, q 
Edward,^ Edward^^y born in Wilton, i Jan., 1795, died 9 Jan., 
1863. She married Hiram De Forest, born in Fairfield County, 
Conn., 12 Jan., 1793, and died 12 Oct., 1855. He was a brother 
of Charles and David De Forest of New Canaan, was a farmer 
and an early settler in the town of Franklin, Delaware County, 
N. Y. where he resided. 

Six children : — 

254. Julia A. De Forest, b. 19 Feb., 1820; d. 22 March, 1883. 

255. Zadoc E. De Forest, b. 22 Nov., 1822; d. 15 March, 1851. 

256. Sally Marla De Forest, b. 23 March, 1824; d. May, 1828. 

257. Louisa De Forest, b. 29 Jan., 1828 ; m. Oscar F. Wheat, and 

lives at Sidney Centre, Delaware County. No children. 

258. William Jessup De Forest, b. 26 March, 1831 ; m. 7 April, 

1864, Susan A. Maxwell, and lives at North Walton. One 
child : Mabel Aurilla De Forest, b. 14 Aug., 1886. 

259. Mary Emily De Forest, b. 22 May, 1834; m., 30 Sept., 1852, 

Samuel E. Benedict, and lives at North Walton. Four chil- 
dren : I. Wm. Homer Benedict, b. 16 Oct., 1854, is a farmer, 
living at North Walton. 2. Marcia Elizabeth Benedict, b. 12 
Dec, 1859, resides in North Walton. 3. Aurilla yessup 
Benedict, b. i Nov., 1862 ; d. 4 March, 1864. 4. Armie 
Seymour Benedict, \>. 11 Nov., 1866; d. 12 Sept., 1872. 

150. John Edward Jessup (^Heury,^^ Blackleack,^'^ Edward,^ 
Edivard,^ Edward'^'), born in Schodack, N. Y., 7 May, 1808, was 
married in Carmel, Eaton County, Mich., by Erastus Whitcomb, 
Esq., to Lucina Cooper, 28 June, 1845. About the year 1828 he 
enlisted for five years in the United States army, and was sta- 
tioned in Louisiana. On his return home he enlisted again, and 

Edward of Green's Farms. 163 

for three years, on board the ship " Columbia," which with the 
" John Adams " made a voyage around the world. After this he 
was shipwrecked on the coast of South America, near Valpa- 
raiso; returned in 1850 and went overland to California to try 
his fortune in the gold mines, came home for a year, but went 
again to the mines. At the outbreak of the Civil War he once 
more enlisted in the army, and died of disease contracted in the 
service of his country, 25 April, 1863, thus closing a varied and 
eventful career. His family live in Charlotte, Mich., and receive 
a pension from the government. 
Two children : — 

260. MARIETTA, b. 21 Jan., 1846 ; unmarried. 

261. Cassius M. Clay, b. 18 Aug., 1847; unmarried. 

151. Isaac Mull Jessup {llenry,^^ Blackleach,^'^ Edward,^ 
Edward,'^ Edward^'), born 5 April, 1810, in Hector, Tompkins 
County, N. Y., was married by the Rev. John A. Liddle, 22 May, 
1832, to Eleanor Schermerhorn, only daughter of Jacob Scher- 
merhorn of Schodack, N. Y., whose descendants still reside there 
(1881). In May, 1839, he removed from Schodack to Plymouth, 
Mich., and subsequently to Matherton, in Ionia County, where he 
now (1882) resides. He owns a farm one mile from Matherton 
on the banks of the Maple River, containing 302 acres which his 
two eldest sons now cultivate for him. The farm contains a 
valuable bed of limestone, from which $8,000 worth of lime has 
already been sold. The two unmarried daughters are living at 
home. The golden wedding of this venerable pair was cele- 
brated at Matherton, the 22 May, 1882, the children, grand- 
children, and a large company of friends and neighbors being 

Nine children : — 

+262. Jane Mull, b. 10 Jan., 1834, in Schodack, N. Y. 
+263. Abraham Mull, b. 8 Feb., 1836, in Greenbush, N. Y. 
+264. John Henry, b. 24 Dec, 1837, in Schodack. 

164 yessup Genealogy. 

265. Alida Ann, b. 12 Aug., 1839, in Plymouth, Mich. 
+ 266. Jacob Schermerhorn, b. 16 July, 1842, in Plymouth, Mich. 
+ 267. Andrew Schermerhorn, b. 26 Nov., 1844, in Plymouth, Mich. 

268. Marietta, b. 24 Oct., 1846, in Plymouth, Mich. 

269. Edward Thomas, b. ii Jan., 1849; m., 10 Nov., 1880, Clara 

Richardson. They Uve in Matherton. 

270. Eleanor Elizabeth, b. 15 Feb., 1853; d. in Matherton, 26 

Dec, 1855. 

155. Elizabeth Jessup (Jsaac,^^ Blackleach,^'^ Edward,^ Ed- 
ward,^ Edward^'), was born in Schodack, N. Y., 26 June, 1813. In 
1834 she removed with her parents to Channahon, Will County, 111. 
where, in Feb., 1837, she was married to Walter S. Eames, born 
in 1805 in New Hartford, Oneida County, N. Y., and at the time 
of the marriage a farmer in Illinois. He was later engaged 
in mercantile business near Utica, N. Y., and died Sept., 185 1, — 
drowned in the Hudson River. Mrs. Eames was a person of 
marked literary tastes and accomplishments, and she possessed 
more than usual intellectual endowments. She was a very 
pleasing prose writer, but her poems show still more decided 
ability. She was an earnest lover of nature, and it was the inspi- 
ration derived from the surroundings of her early home on the 
banks of the Hudson that first awoke the poetic impulse within 
her, and compelled her to give expression to her feelings in song. 
She wrote because she could not do otherwise. Her children 
testify to her enthusiastic devotion to literary pursuits, beginning 
with their earliest recollections, and extending to the very time of 
her death. She was the friend and contemporary of Margaret 
Fuller at the time she had charge of the literary department of 
the "New York Tribune," and whose sad fate as Marchioness 
Ossoli is well remembered. She was for several years a con- 
tributor to Mr. Greeley's " New Yorker," and she wrote frequently 
for the " Tribune ; " but many of her more carefully finished 
poems have appeared in " Graham's Magazine " and the " South- 
ern Literary Messenger." Rufus W. Griswold, some years be- 
fore her death, in his " Female Poets of America," says of Mrs. 

Edward of Green's Farms. 165 

Eames : " She writes with feeling, but she regards poetry as an 
art, and to the cultivation of it she brings her best powers. 
While thoughtful and earnest, therefore, her pieces are for the 
most part distinguished for a tasteful elegance." He selects for 
publication " The Crowning of Petrarch," " The Death of Pan," 
" Cleopatra," the " Sonnets " to Milton, Dryden, Addison, and 
Tasso, and a number more of her productions. As to those re- 
ferred to above, the editor of " AUibone's Dictionary of Authors " 
says they " are deserving of warm commendation." 

Mrs. Eames began to pubhsh in 183 1, over the signature of 
" Stella," and after her marriage, as Mrs. E. J. Eames. Her 
poems were never collected and published together. Mr. Gree- 
ley once made her an offer for the manuscript volume, which was 
declined, and her papers are now in the possession of her children. 
Mrs. Eames died in 1856 at Channahon, 111. 

Four children : — 

271. WiLLiAiM S. Eames, now dead. 

272. Albertine Eames, the first wife of W. R. Fox, M.D., of Colton, 

Cal. They had four children : i. Catharine Elizabeth Fox, b. 
in Peoria, 111., and d. in infancy. 2. Fannie Fox, b. in Wil- 
mington, 111., died also in infancy. 3. Orlena Fox. b. in San 
Leandro, Cal., Sept., 1869, ^^^^ ^- ]^^-> 18 71. 4. Wm.Jcssup 
Fox, b. 5 March, 1872, and d. near Colton, 8 March, 1S77. 

273. Fannie S. Eames (Mrs. Hall), of Harrisonville, Cass Co., Mo. 

She has a family, but her husband is not living. 

274. Charles Eames, living (1882) in New Orleans. 

156. Mary Jessup (^/saac,^^ Blackleach,^'^ Edward, ^ Edward, * 
Edward"^), born in Schodack, N. Y., 18 July, 18 15, was married 
from her father's house in Channahon, 111., I Jan., 1835, to William 
Jacob Lewis, born 2 March, 1800, at Tunbridge Wells, England. 
He entered the British service at the age of thirteen ; sailed on 
board the "Royal George," 11 Nov., 1813, for Jamaica, W. I., John 
Bayly, commander. The particulars of his subsequent military 
career are not definitely known, except that in 1829 he held a 

1 66 yessup Genealogy. 

commission as ensign and afterwards as major. He is most dis- 
tinctly remembered as a surgeon in the army with the rank of 
major, the position he held at the date of his retirement from ser- 
vice in the autumn of 1835. In June or July, 1833, he left Jamaica, 
and went to New York city, from thence to Halifax, N. S., and 
finally settled permanently in Illinois, three or four miles from 
Channahon, Will Co., where he was a farmer and practising phy- 
sician. He purchased land in both Grundy and Will counties, as 
also in Kankakee Co., and in what is now the city of Chicago, 
which then existed little more than in name. 

The family were communicants in the Protestant Episcopal 
Church, and Bishop Chase always made his home with them 
during his sojourn in that part of the State, and all of the children 
were baptized by him. Dr. Lewis died 10 Nov., 1841. 

Four children by this marriage : — 

275. Albertine Lewis, b. i Sept., and d. 3 Sept., 1835. 

276. Catalina Lewis, b. i Dec, 1836; m., ist, in Bloomington, 111., 

9 Dec, 1858, Joseph Ludington of Ludingtonville, Westches- 
ter Co., N. Y., merchant (b. 4 Feb., 1829 ; d. 25 Sept., 1864). 
Two children : Alary Albertine Ludington, b. 20 Feb., i860, 
and Susan Ellen Ludi?igton, b. 7 June, 1863 ; d. 2 Oct., 1864. 
Mrs. Ludington m., 2d, 17 April, 1875, Edgar Judge, of Bed- 
ford, England, merchant (b. 20 July, 1832), and now residing 
in Montreal, Canada. (Mr. Judge had two children (sons) 
by a previous marriage.) 

277. Ellen Elizabeth Lewis, b. 17 Oct., 1838; m., 14 Feb., 1867, 

James Gilmour Day, of Montreal, advocate. Three chil- 
dren ; I.John Lewis Day, b. 14 Dec, 1867. 2. Albert 
Jesstip Day, b. 24 June, 1869. 3. Maurice Baldwin Day, 
b. 10 Oct., 1871. 

278. Albertine Marla. Lewis, b. 27 Jan., 1841 ; m. i June, 1870, 

Chas. N. Lockwood of Troy, N. Y., banker, b. 8 April, 1826. 
Three children : i. Albert Lewis Lockwood, b. 3 April, 18 71. 
2. George Benedict Lockwood, h. 26 ]\xn.e, iS^T,. 3. Samuel 
Pierson Lockwood, b. 13 May, 1879. (Mr. Lockwood by a 
previous marriage had two sons and one daughter.) 

Edward of Green's Farms. 167 

Mrs. Mary (Jessup) Lewis married, 2d, George Bradner, of 
Joliet, Will Co., 111., merchant, and had five children, three sons 
and two daughters, of whom four died in infancy, the only survivor 
beincp — 

279. George Br.\dner, Jr., b. 14 Sept., 1852, now (1884) residing 
in Kansas city, ^Missouri. 

157. John Schermerhorn Jessup {Isaac, ^^ Blackleach,"^ Ed- 
ward, 8 Edward, * Edward'^) was born in Schodack, N. Y., 24 
Feb., 1817. In 1834 he went to Illinois and settled on a farm 
near Chicago, remaining there until 1861. Since that time he 
has been engaged in merchandising; has filled various public 
offices in Will County ; was a member of the twenty-eighth Leg- 
islature of the State (1873-74); and still earlier (in 1849) was 
enrolling and engrossing clerk of the House of Representatives. 
He married, 24 Sept., 1855, Olivia J. Jerome, daughter of Rev. 
William Jerome of Syracuse, N. Y. She is the sister of Prof. 
Chas. W. Jerome, of the 111. State Normal University. 

The family reside at Wilmington, 111. 

Two children : — 

279*. A son who d. May, 1866, aged 10 years. 
280. Orlena J., bom 19 Sept., 186 1 ; m. Emerson M. Keeney of 
Rochester, 111. 

158. Catalina Jessup {^Isaac,^^ Blackleach,^'^ Edward,^ Ed- 
ward,"^ Edward'^}, born in Schodack, N. Y., 25 July, 1818, 
married, 29 Aug., 1838, Harvey Warren, merchant, of' Roch- 
ester, N. Y. A few years after, the family removed to New 
York city, where they have lived ever since. Mrs. Warren, like 
her sister Mrs. Eames, has a taste for literature and is a most 
interesting writer, but has never published. Mr. Warren died 
4 Dec, 1883, soon after his return from a second European 
tour, which had been undertaken for the benefit of his failin'r 

1 68 Jessup Genealogy. 

Two children : — • 

281. Charles Jessup Warren. 

282. Frederick Warren, who died in 1870. 

159. Edward Henry Jessup (Jsaac^^ Black leach, ^"^ Edward,^ 
Edward,^ Edward'^'), born in Schodack, N. Y., 29 Oct., 1819, 
married in Mishawaka, Ind., 11 Feb., 1854, Hannah M. Delamater, 
of New York city, born 7 Aug., 1828 ; a cousin of the late Vice- 
President Schuyler Colfax. He was a hardware-merchant, and 
had lived in Wilmington, 111., for the twenty years preceding 1874, 
when he sold out and returned to spend the last summer of his 
life on his farm in Channahon, where he had lived when first mar- 
ried. He died 11 Oct., 1875. He was for many years a ruling 
elder in the Presbyterian church in Wilmington, and always in his 
place at church unless detained by sickness. The second Sabbath 
before his death, although suffering acutely, he was present at the 
communion service, and when his last hours came, all was peace. 
His widow now (1884) lives in Chicago. 

Two children, both born at Channahon : — 

283. BoGART Lewis, b. ii July, 1859, lives on a farm near Logans- 

port, Ind., with his uncle. 

284. John Delamater, b. 5 March, 1862, is in San Francisco, Cal., 

clerk in the office of a street-railway company. 

160. Margaret Ann Jessup {Tsaac,^^ Blackleach,^'^ Edward, 
Edward,'^ Edward'^^, born in Schodack, N. Y., 7 Nov., 1824, 
married at Rochester, 9 Nov., 1848, Henry Alexander Marvin 
Benedict, born 7 March, 18 10, in Milton, the son of Uriah 
Benedict, and brother of Brig.-Gen. Lewis Benedict, promi- 
nent in State politics for many years, who fell at the head of 
his brigade, in 1864, at the battle of Pleasant Hill, La. Both 
were of the seventh generation from Thomas Benedict of South- 
hold, born in England in 161 7. Mr. Benedict died in Utica, 
20 Nov., 1 851; and Mrs. Benedict in Channahon, 111., 23 Feb., 

Edward of Green s Farms. 169 

Two children : — 

285. Mary Albertixe Bexedict, b. 7 Nov., 1849; m., 25 Dec, 

1873, at San Leandro, Cal, W. R. Fox, M. D.," an eminent 
physician. They now reside at Colton, San Bernardino Co. 
Three children : i. Lewis IVJiite Fox, b. near Colton, 31 Aug., 
1875. 2. Henry Benedict Fox, b. 22 and d. 24 July, 1879. 
3. Anna Fox, b. 21 Sept., 1884. 

286. A>fXA ]SUrla. Benedict, b. in Utica, N. Y., 9 Sept., 1851 j d. in 

Mishawaka, Ind., 12 Sept., 1857. 

162. Maria Jessup {Isaac,^^ Blackleach,'^^ Edward, ^ Edward, * 
Edward'^),\iox^ in Schodack, N. Y., 29 March, 1827, married, 
16 March, 1852, John James Beardsley, a native of Kent, Litch- 
field County, Conn., where he was born, 12 Dec, 1824. He is a 
farmer, residing in Lemont, Cook County, 111. 

Five children : — 

287. Margaret Jessup Be.a.rdsley, b. at Channahon, 111., 6 July, 

1854; d. 18 April, i860. 

288. LY^LAN Berry Be.\rdsley, b. at Channahon, 26 Jan., 1859. 

289. Mark Jessup Beardsley, b. at Channahon, 30 Sept., i860. 

290. Esther Irene Beardsley, b. 24 Jan., 1863 ; d. 8 April, 1872. 

291. Chauncey Lemont Beardsley, b. in Du Page Co., 3 Nov. 1865. 

166. William Henry Jesup (^Ebenezer,^^ Ebenezer,^'^ Ed- 
ward,^ Edward,^ Edward ) was born in Saugatuck (now West- 
port) Conn., 5 Aug., 1791. When but thirteen years of age he 
was already away from home, at school at Lebanon (Goshen), in 
New London County. His instructor was the Rev. Wm. B. 
Ripley (Yale, 1786), a son of the pastor of his father's church in 
Green's Farms, the Rev. Hezekiah Ripley, D. D. (Yale, 1764), 
both of whom were in turn members of the Corporation of Yale 
College, and notable men in their day.* This journey to Leba- 
non of seventy-five or eighty miles he took for the first time in 

" The first wife of Dr. Fox was Albertine Eames, daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth 
(Jessup) Eames and cousin of his present wife. 

* Sprague's Annals of the American Pulpit, i. 647-650. 

lyo Jessup Genealogy. 

company with Dr. Ripley, who was on a visit to his son. As he 
himself tells the story, they started in the Doctor's two-wheeled 
chaise, and he found his venerable friend a more genial com- 
panion than he once thought possible, when as a still smaller boy 
he was wont to hide behind the fence when he espied the dignified 
form of the clergyman approaching. It was made his business, 
if he could do it, to be the first to see the spires of the next town, 
and to call attention to anything of interest by the way, and thus 
he was kept always busy and alert. When noon came, the Doc- 
tor, selecting the best-looking farm-house on the road (for he was 
partial to good fare), reined up before the door and prepared to 
stop for dinner. The boy was too much abashed thus to enter a 
strange house and make free with its hospitalities, and still sat in 
the chaise. Dr. Ripley, however, knew that every house was 
open to the clergyman, and a few minutes only elapsed before 
the shutters of the best room were thrown open, an event that 
seldom happened except at weddings and funerals, and there ap- 
peared, sitting at the open window, his fellow-traveller, pipe in 
hand, with his smiling face the very picture of content and com- 
fort. A letter addressed to him at this time, while in Lebanon, by 
his grandfather. Dr. Jesup, — perhaps the only letter written by 
him now extant, — is worthy of preservation and is as follows : — 

Greensfarms, Feby. 14th, 1805. 
My dear gr.\ndson, — Your letter of the 5th Jan., 1805, 1 have received, 
and as you expected, it was very pleasing, both as to the matter and man- 
ner of it, especially that part which informs me of your progress in learning. 
Letter-writing, especially in youth, is very commendable, if dictated by 
principles of virtue and well conducted, as it tends to instruct the mind and 
mend the heart, whether we write to our superiors, inferiors, or equals, as 
we are then upon our guard how we address the one or the other in point 
of decency and decorum, and thereby habituate ourselves to an easy and 
agreeable diction, as well as sentiments of virtue and friendship, and ought 
therefore to be encouraged. You seem to feel yourself under some obliga- 
tion to give an account of your studies, and may I not in return give you 
some advice ? Although your Rev- instructor may not be deficient on his 

Edward of Green 's Farms. 1 7 1 

part (of which I have no doubt), we all, and especially youth, while train- 
ing up for eminent sendee or laying a foundation for future happiness, and 
while so many ensnaring temptations lie in ambush to decoy them from 
the paths of rectitude, need line upon line, precept upon precept, to direct 
their course. In the first place, then, be stimulated to virtuous emulation, 
and you may succeed therein ; be dihgent and attentive to your studies. 
For this purpose, rise early, and let your time be duly divided between 
duty and diversion (for some diversion is necessarj^) ; but let your diversion 
be subservient to your progress in knowledge, and not break in upon rule 
and order ; let ever>thing be done in its proper time and place. To put 
nothing off till to-morrow that may and ought to be done to-day is the 
first ingredient in the Philosopher's-stone. Attend to every duty and task 
assigned you with cheerfukiess. If the axe be duU, put to it the more 
strength, saith Solomon ; so if some tasks are harder than others, be the 
more assiduous ; by industry and resolution, rise superior to every diffi- 
culty, for by so doing even difficulties will become a pleasure. Labor im- 
probiis om?iia vincit You say you begin to have some knowledge of the 
genius of the Latin language, and the more acquaintance you get ^vith it, 
the better you like it. You may be assured that this will always be the 
case while you are progressing on this side of perfection, as well in other 
pursuits as that of language. Wisdom's ways are ways of pleasantness, 
whether literary, physical, or moral : good habits now while you are young, 
in an ordinary way wall secure your happiness through life, and make old 
age, if you ever arrive to it, easy and pleasant. Temptation's devices are 
infinite, as numerous as the pores of our bodies, therefore have no eyes to 
see them, no ears to hear them, and no time to attend to them or their 
abettors, but guard every avenue of sensation against their admittance. 
By so doing you will become great, — 

" Not like Caesar stained with blood, 
But surely great as you are good." 

My respects to Mr. and Madam Ripley. 

From your affectionate grandfather, 

172 yessup Genealogy. 

At an early age he was associated with his father in business, 
and often entrusted with the management of his extensive affairs. 
In connection with his father's shipping interests he was much 
in New York city, and for a few years previous to 1838 he was 
for a portion of each year permanently there, engaged in business 
on his own account in Wall Street. The health of his family, 
however, would not admit of their removal to the city. Indeed, 
for the last twenty years of his life, aside from some manufactur- 
ing interests and other business near home, he devoted himself 
with patient and affectionate fidelity to the care of this invalid 
household. In a period of less than eighteen months, the three 
who constituted this household, and the objects of his unwearied 
devotion, were removed by death, and in 1857 he found himself 
alone. His own health then rapidly gave way, and he died 
29 Aug., i860. 

He was a man of very refined tastes, as evidenced by his home 
and its surroundings, and his judgment in matters of taste was 
often sought by others. He was fond of society, a genial host, a 
supporter of everything good in both Church and State. Like 
other young men around him, he was interested in early life in 
military matters, and held various commissions in the militia of 
the State. In his mature years he was grave and dignified in 
manner, and this was enhanced somewhat by a natural diffidence 
and reserve, A nephew " thus refers to one of his characteristics, 
in a letter to one of his children : " Your father was a ' born ' gen- 
tleman. In all my intercourse with society, I have rarely, if ever, 
met one more graceful or more courteous in manner. This was 
beautifully apparent in his tenderness of attention to your gentle, 
sweet mother." It was this element of his character especially 
that in his younger days made him so universally a favorite in 
the society in which he moved. 

He was twice married and had four children. He married, 1st, 
Charity Burr Sherwood, daughter of Hon. Samuel B. Sherwood, 

« Rev. S. B. S. Bissell, of Norwalk, Conn. 

Edward of Green 's Farms. 


of Saugatuck, born in 1794, and died of consumption, 30 May, 
1816, at the age of twenty-two. 
One child only: — 

+ 292. William Burr, b. 10 Sept., 1815. 

William Henry married, 2d, in 18 18, Mary Hannah Riley, only 
child of Appleton and Mary (Griswold) Riley,* of Goshen, Conn., 

" Appleton Riley was a wealthy 
farmer of Goshen, Conn., the son of 
John and Lucy (Case) Riley, and born 
there 24 Aug., 1763. The wife of Hon. 
Horatio Seymour, U. S. Senator from Vt. 
(1821-33), was his cousin. Edward Nor- 
ton, Esq., of Goshen, informs the writer 
that his father's manuscript record of the 
early inhabitants of the town says : " John 
Riley was from Egg Harbor, N. J., a man 
of energy and an extensive landholder." 
The Records of the Adjutant-General's 
Office of New Jersey mention a Capt. 
John Riley who commanded a company 
in Col. Peter Schuyler's regiment in the 
French war and the expedition to Cana- 
da, 1759-60, and was present at the sur- 
render of Montreal in 1760. His com- 
mission was issued by the Hon. John 
Reading, President of the Council in 
April, 1758, but the rolls do not show his 
place of residence. The dates do not for- 
bid the conjecture that he was the same 
John Riley who in 1762 appears upon the 
records of Goshen. The Riley family 
papers, when compared with the records 
of the town of Wethersfield, Conn., where 
the name was common, leave little doubt 
but that the father of Appleton Riley was 
born in that town. Many emigrated to 
New Jersey from that section of the State, 
just before the Revolution. His stay 
there must have been short, as he was 
already in Goshen when a young man, 
and married there 20 March, 1762. 
Trumbull's " History of Hartford County 
mentions a John Riley who came to 
Wethersfield in 1645-60, and adds that 

the settlers were of the Puritan stock. 
This John Riley was very likely the an- 
cestor of his namesake of Goshen, who 
was, as shown by his papers, in some way 
affiliated with the Francis and Chester 
families of Wethersfield, both of which 
were also early settlers. "Justus Riley 
from 1800-1825 was by far the richest 
man in the town, — a West India trader," 
as were many of the name before him. 
During the Revolutionary war no less 
than three privateers which sailed from 
the Connecticut river were commanded by 
men of this name. There is in many of our 
libraries a curious book to which a pass- 
ing reference may here be made, entitled : 
" Loss of the American Brig ' Commerce,' 
wrecked on the west coast of Africa in the 
month of August, 181 5, with an account of 
Timbuctoo and the hitherto undiscovered 
great city of Wassanah, by James Riley, 
late Master and Supercargo." Printed 
in London in 1817. This Captain Riley 
was born in Middletown, Conn., in 1777, 
and son of Ashur Riley. 

Appleton Riley died of fever, 10 Nov., 
181 2, at the age of 49. His last words of 
comfort to his afflicted household were : 
" Remember you will still have the same 
Provider you have always had." 

Mary (Griswold) Riley came of a 
family which has furnished some notable 
names in Connecticut history. Her emr 
grant ancestor was Edward Griswold (b 
1607 ; d. 1691) who with his brother Mat 
thew came from Kenilworth, Warwick Co. 
England, in 1639, and settled in Windsor, 
Conn. George, his second son, b. in Eng- 

174 Jessup Genealogy. 

born 9 June, 1795, and died 4 Feb., 1857. Litchfield, within six 
miles of her home, was at the beginning of the present century a 
briUiant intellectual centre, the seat not only of the most cele- 
brated Law School in America, founded by Judge Tappan Reeve 
in 1794, but also the seat of an equally celebrated Young Ladies' 
Seminary, the school of Miss Sarah Pierce, established in 1792, 
where during a period of forty years were brought together a 
large number of the most gifted and beautiful women of the con- 
tinent," — and here she received her education. 

An invalid for the greater part of her married life, she was 
largely excluded from the society she was so well fitted to adorn, 
as well as from the employments and accomplishments in which 
she delighted ; but her strong mind and resolute will and rare 
good sense, joined with a singularly gentle disposition, enabled 
her still to be a blessing to all those who had access to her. She 
loved books, — the best of books. She read much, and thought 
more. What she could not do herself, she did through the hands 
of others ; and many an act of beneficence was thus consummated 
and many a kindly letter sent, conveying words of affection and 
encouragement to those she could not see. Naturally of a bright 
and joyous temperament, which even physical suffering could 

land, lived in Windsor, as also did the to her grandchildren. Her daughter's 
grandson George (b. i6 April, 1671), and family was her own, and their interests 
the great-grandson Zaccheus (b. 10 Dec, were hers from the first to the last. Left 
1705) who m. his second-cousin Mary, a widow while still young, with the man- 
daughter of Francis Griswold (15 Nov., agement of a considerable estate, there 
1728), and before 1747 had removed to were few emergencies to which her energy 
Goshen. Theirsecondson, Giles, m. Mary and good judgment were not equal. She 
Stanley (28 Oct., 1762) and was the father believed strongly in education, and cor- 
of Mrs. Riley. Her grandfather, Zaccheus dially seconded the father's plans for the 
Griswold, lived to be more than one hun- best education of her grandchildren. She 
dred years old, and her grandmother at- was a deeply religious woman, wise in her 
tained to just that age. Her mother died understanding of the Scriptures and the 
in Jan., 1840, wanting but a few months of religious experiences of mankind, and 
the same great age. She was b. 7 July, many were wont to come to her for advice 
1765, and d. 9 Feb., 1857, in her 92d year, on religious subjects; and she died not 
On the marriage of her daughter, in 1818, only full of years, but full of faith, 
she went with her to Saugatuck(Westport), « HoUister's History of Connecticut, 
and throughout their lives the two were p. 633. 
inseparable. She was a second mother 

Edward of Green 5 Farms, 1 75 

not destroy, she imparted something of this same joyousness to 
all around her. Although needing herself the constant aid and 
sympathy of others, none were more self-denying or planned 
more carefully for what she felt to be the interests of her house- 
hold, and especially the very highest interests of her children, 
to whom her memory is an ever present benediction. She died 
as she had lived, — a Christian woman ; and the very watchers 
at her bedside knew not the moment of her peaceful departure. 
Three children : — 

+ 293. James Riley, b. i8 Sept., 1819. 
294. Henry Griswold, b. 23 Jan., 1826. At the age of twelve he was 
sent to the family boarding-school of the Rev. Dr. Timothy 
M. Cooley in East Granville, Mass., remaining there from 
1838 to 1841 ; 1841-43 attended Hopkins' Grammar School, 
New Haven, Conn., Hawley Olmstead, Principal, entering 
Yale College in 1843, and graduating A.B. in 1847 ; 1848-50 
taught and travelled in Georgia ; 1850-53 studied theology in 
Union Theological Seminary, New York city ; began preaching 
in August of the latter year at Stanwich, Conn., where he was 
ordained and installed pastor of the Congregational Church, 
26 April, 1854. He resigned from ill health in 1862, and after 
a year's residence in Minnesota, located in Amherst, Mass., 
and devoted himself to the study of Natural Science until 
1876, when he was appointed Professor of Natural History in 
the Chandler Scientific Department of Dartmouth College, 
and also in the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the 
Mechanic Arts, and removed to Hanover, N. H., where he 
now (1886) resides. In 1882 he published "A Catalogue of 
the Flora and Fauna within thirty miles of Hanover ; " has 
aided in many similar pubHcations, and is now also interested 
in Genealogy and historical research. 
295. Mary Sarah, b. 22 March, 1831 ; d. 30 Aug., 1855. 

1 67 . Edwin Jesup {Ebenezer}^^ Ebenezer,"^^ Edward,^ Edward,'^ 
Edward'^), horn in Saugatuck, Conn, (now Westport), 15 Jan., 
1794, was married in New York city, 15 Jan., 1822, by the Rev. 

176 yessup Genealogy. 

Bishop Hobart, of N. Y., to Mary Ann Briden, born 18 Feb., 1799, 
and daughter of James B. and Mary Briden, of Baltimore, Md. 
He began Hfe as a clerk in New York ; was afterward in business 
for himself in Charleston, S. C, but upon his marriage went to 
Albany, N. Y, and engaged in a wholesale grocery and flour 
business, having in addition a large lumber-yard. His name 
appears in the list of those who subscribed, in 1825, to pay the 
expenses of a public celebration at the opening of the Erie Canal. 
He was an earnestly religious man, and both he and his family 
became members of the Fourth Presbyterian Church, during the 
pastorate of the Rev, Edward N. Kirk, afterward a distinguished 
preacher and evangelist. In 1835 he removed to New York city, 
four years after returning to Albany. In 1845, much broken in 
health, he went to Summit, Wisconsin (in company with a num- 
ber of Albany families), and located on a farm, where he died, 
4 August, 1853. He was then an elder in the First Presbyterian 
Church, of Summit, and one of its most useful members. His 
wife lived there until her death, 5 May, 1864. She is spoken 
of as a person of " ardent piety, who had won the affection of 
many friends." 

Their children were six : — 

296. John Herman Behn, b. 9 Oct., 1825, in Saugatuck, Conn.; 
d. 20 April, 1830, in Albany, N. Y. 
+297. Edwin, b. i March, 1827, in Albany, as were those fol- 

298. Sarah Wright, b. 25 Sept., 1830 ; m. John Henry Myrick, of 

St. Paul, Minn., 19 March, 187 1. Their only child was yohn 
Henry Myrick, Jan., b. in St. Paul, i April, and d. 19 Aug., 
1872. They afterward lived in Benson, where he was a hard- 
ware merchant, and d., 12 July, 188 1, in the 44th year of his 
age. He was " highly respected." 

299. Catharine Behn, b. 22 Sept., 1833. 
+300. James Behn, b. 22 Sept., 1836. 

301. Elizabeth Corning, b. 8 March, 1838; d. in Summit, Wis,, 14 
June, 1856. 

Edward of Green 's Farms. 


168. Charles Jesup (^Ebenezeri^^^ Ebe7iezerP' Edward^ Ed- 
ward,^ Edward'^^, born in Saugatuck (Westport), Conn., 10 
March, 1796; married, 9 Sept., 1821, Abigail Sherwood, daugh- 
ter of Hon. Samuel Burr Sherwood," of Saugatuck. He received 
a liberal education and graduated at Yale College in September, 
1 8 14, when but eighteen years of age. He then commenced the 
study of law, but was obliged to relinquish it on account of his 
health, for the benefit of which he went first to Charleston, S. C, 
and afterward to Europe, visiting some of the principal cities, and 
returning greatly benefited by the voyage. Under the advice of 
friends, he gave up his professional studies altogether, and devoted 
himself to mercantile pursuits, both in New York city and in his 
native place, residing in the latter until his sudden death from 
apoplexy, 5 July, 1837. Probably his most marked characteristics 

° Samuel Bujui Sherwood was born 
in Northfield (now Weston), Conn., 26 
Nov., 1767, graduated at Yale College in 
1786, and died in Saugatuck (now West- 
port), 27 April, 1833. His father was the 
Rev. Samuel Sherwood, bom 10 Feb., 1730, 
graduated at Yale College, 1749, tutor in 
the College of New Jersey, which gave 
him A. M. in 1755, and pastor in Weston 
for twenty-five years. His grandfather 
was Dea. Samuel Sherwood, of Green's 
Farms (then in Fairfield), who married 
Jane Burr, daughter of Daniel Burr, of Fair- 
field, and sister of the Rev. Dr. Aaron Burr, 
President of the College of New Jersey. 
Mr. Sherwood was a law}-er, and " one of 
the leading members of the Fairfield Coun- 
ty Bar, and had a large practice. He 
frequently represented the town (Fair- 
field) in the Legislature, and for several 
years was one of the twelve Councillors 
[or Assistants] of the Upper House of the 
Assembly, corresponding to the present 
Senate [and which in early times was the 
Supreme Court of the State] . He was also 
a member of the Fifteenth Congress of the 
United States. Probably no man in Con- 
necticut had, from 1810 to 181 5, greater 
political influence than he." (Hurd's 

" History of Fairfield Count)'.") His son- 
in-law, Hon. Clark Bissell, Governor of 
the State (1847-49), has been heard to say 
that Mr. Sherwood's " knowledge of men 
and of human nature gave him superiority 
as a jury lawj-er." In all matters of pub- 
lic concern he was interested and active, 
whether connected with the town, the 
count}', or the State, with education or the 
support of the institutions of religion. 
He is remembered as a man of " remark- 
able activity, always cheerful and full of 
good-humor," with a hearty greeting for 
all his friends. And this he continued to 
be up to the time of his last short and se- 
vere illness. The wTiter can just recall the 
dignified form of Mr. Sherwood dressed 
in small clothes, — a fashion then nearly 
obsolete, — as he sat in his pew in the new 
Saugatuck Congregational Church not 
long before his death. He married, 1st, 
Charity Hull, daughter of Dr. Eliphalet 
Hull, of Fairfield, by whom he had three 
children: Charity Burr (Mrs. Wm. H. 
Jesup), Sally (Mrs. Gov. Clark Bissell), 
and Abby (Mrs. Charles Jesup). His 2d 
wife was Mrs. Deborah (Hull) Brush, the 
sister of his first wife, who survived him a 
number of years. 

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were those connected with his religious Hfe. In 1831 he became 
a member of the Congregational Church in Green's Farms (the 
old family church), and actively engaged in Christian work. He 
was especially interested in the Sabbath-school, often devoting 
his leisure during the week in procuring scholars, and early on 
Sabbath morning, undeterred by the coldest weather, walking 
a distance of two miles, building a fire, and preparing for the 
instruction of the various classes. 

When, in 1832, a separate church was organized in Saugatuck, 
he identified himself with all its interests, and in connection with 
his father and brothers did much to secure for it a house of 
worship. He aided in establishing a Sabbath-school; and as 
his business often called him to New York, he was continually 
bringing home something with him for the benefit of the school. 
Many of his pupils in after years have referred to the faithful- 
ness of his religious instructions. He always gave liberally to 
the benevolent institutions of the day, and his private charities 
were abundant. 

Perhaps there is no more fitting point in this history than 
the present for reference to a letter addressed by him in 1835 
to his nephew, the Rev. Samuel B. S. Bissell, who was then 
in the employ of the American Tract Society in Virginia. He 
writes : — 

" During the past year or two the Lord has dealt bountifully with us 
as a family, and it has been a matter of solicitude wherewith we should 
render to him for all his goodness ; and the idea has suggested itself that 
perhaps we could not do better than to send forth a herald to proclaim 
his great goodness, and to assist in building up his kingdom. Having 
come to this determination, and hearing that you were disengaged (and 
perhaps for this very purpose), it is proposed that I should write you, in 
the first place, to know if it would be agreeable to you ; and if so, to what 
part of the country you would like to go, and under whose direction, 
and also how much compensation you would require. As far as we 
can judge, Indiana appears to be as destitute as any portion of the 
western valley." 

Edward of Green 's Farms. 1 79 

This project was not literally carried out, except that during 
the year 1836, he and his father's family contributed $1000 
toward the furtherance of the work of the American Tract 
Society, in which Mr. Bissell was at the time engaged : and the 
original plan was interrupted by the financial crisis of 1837." The 
above incident is of interest as showing the strong hold which all 
matters of Christian benevolence had upon his sympathies and his 
mature judgment at a time when our great charities were yet in 
their infancy. His children have naturally and worthily followed 
in the footsteps of the father. 

An unfinished letter addressed to his children, which after his 
death was found among his papers, full of affection and wise 
counsel, shows most clearly what he was in his own family. 

At his death, the mother of this family was left a widow, with 
eight children, the oldest not fifteen years of age. Removing to 
the city of New York in 1842, she devoted herself to the support, 
education, and training of her children, — a trust she faithfully 
and successfully discharged. She was a woman of great energy 
of character, of ardent affections, and earnest Christian faith, and 
with the rare faculty of attaching to herself very many and very 
strong friends, who were her support in many an hour of peculiar 
trial and sorrow. She survived all but one of her children, and 
died, 17 Feb., 1872, at the age of 72. 

Eight children, all born in Westport : — 

302. Caroline Charity Burr, b. 6 Jan., 1823 ; d. in New York, 

28 March, 1846. 

303. Charles Augustus, b. 28 June, 1824 ; d. in Westport, 26 Nov. 

+ 304. Richard Mortimer, b. 24 Nov., 1826. 

305. Frederick Sherwood,* b. n July, 1828; d. in New York, 
2 Oct., 1856. He was for several years in the employ of 

" The subscription list was as follows : ^ Frederick Jesup Stimpson of Boston 

Wm. H.Jesup, $250; Ebenezer Jesup.Jun., ("J. S. of Dale"), well known both as a 

$250; E. M. Morgan (a brother-in-law), lawyer and in literature, was named for 

$200; Charles Jesup, $100; F. W. Jesup, him. 
$100; Capt. Wm. Baker (a cousin), ^100. 

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Ketchum, Rogers, and Bement, Bankers, until a sudden ill- 
ness obliged him to seek restoration by a sea-voyage and a 
year in a milder European climate. Returning he opened a 
banking-house in Dubuque, Iowa, and remained there until 
a short time previous to his death. 
+ 306. Morris Ketchum, b. 21 June, 1830. 

307. Arthur Henry, b. 22 Oct., 1832 ; d. 7 Jan., 1858. 

308. Sarah Jane, b. 22 Nov., 1834 ; d. 15 March, 1864. 

309. Saiviuel Burr Sherwood, b. 4 Dec, 1836; d. 7 July, 1858. 

170. Francis Wright Jesup {Ebenezer,^^^ Ebenezer,^^ Ed- 
ward,^ Edward,^ Edward'^), born in Saugatuck (now Westport) 
Conn., 14 Jan., 1800; married (19 May, 1834) Mary Ann Han- 
ford of Lansingburgh, N. Y,, born 22 Oct., 1814, and daughter of 
Richard and Mary Bontecon Hanford. She died in Westport 3 1 
Oct., 1863, a great loss to her family and the community in which 
she Hved. He was first engaged in the lumber business in his 
native place, afterwards in the same in Albany, N. Y., and subse- 
quently hved in New York city, for several years the senior mem- 
ber of the commission dry-goods house of Jesup, Swift, and Co. 
His name appears in the " City Directory" from 1835 to 1839. 
Returning to Westport, Conn., about the latter date, he resumed 
business there and continued it until a few years before his death, 
22 Nov., 1876. Late in hfe he became a member of the Congre- 
gational Church, to which his family also belonged. 

They had five children : — 

310. Louisa Hanford, b. 24 May, 1835 ; d. in Westport, 12 Dec, 


311. Ebenezer, b. 15 June, 1839; d. in Westport, 20 Jan., 1840. 

312. Emma, b. 24 Jan., 1837; m. Wm. G. Sheldon of Westfield, 

Mass., 7 June, 1866. They resided in Memphis, Tenn., 
where Mr. S. was engaged in business and where he died, 12 
Sept., 1868. She has since lived in Brooklyn, N. Y. Their 
only child, Mary Sheldon, d. 12 Aug., 1868, aged 14 mos. 

313. Louisa, b. 10 Oct., 1841 ; m. Edward H. Cuddy of New York 

city, 12 June, 1865. He d. at his home in Brooklyn, 20 Feb., 

Edward of Green's Farms. i8i 

1876. Their only child, Louisa Jesup Cuddy, b. in Brooklyn, 
14 April, 1868. 
+ 314. Francis Wright, Jr., b. 14 Jan., 1844. 

172. Angeline Jesup {Ebenezer,'^^^ Ebeneser,^ Edward,^ Ed- 
ward,^ Edward'^), born in Saugatuck (now Westport) Conn., in 
1802 (bap. II Nov.), married, 19 June, 1827, Edward Maurice 
Morgan, cashier of the Fairfield Co. Bank, Norwalk. She died 
in Westport, Conn., 21 Sept., 1838, and with her youngest child 
is buried in the family burial-ground. 

He was born 11 Sept., 1803, in West Springfield, Mass., a son of 
Major Archippus and Pamelia (Taylor) Morgan, of Westfield, and 
a descendant in the sixth generation from Miles Morgan," one of 
the pioneer settlers of Springfield. He was aftenvards a banker 
in Wall Street, New York city, (Morgan, Ketchum, & Co., and 
E. M. Morgan & Co.) ; then removed to Ohio, but later returned 
to the city, where he died at the residence of his brother. Homer 
Morgan, 26 May, 1876. 

They had six children, the eldest being twins, born in Nonvalk 
in 1828 or 1829, who lived but a short time: — 

315. Ebenezer Jesup Morgan, b. 12 July, 1830, in Norwalk; d. in 

Sandusky, Ohio, 11 Oct., 1844, of lockjaw, caused by step- 
ping on a nail. He was in the employ of Morgan & Williams 
of that city. 

316. Harriet A:mella Morgan, b. 22 Oct., 1832, in Norwalk; d. 

very suddenly in N. Y. city, 21 Dec, 1853. 

317. Edward Taylor Morgan, b. 24 June, 1836, in Westport; d. 

8 Dec, 1874 in N. Y. city. He was a young man of fine 
artistic tastes and the last survivor of this family. 

318. Angeline Jesup Morgan, b. 16 July, 1838 in Westport; d. 

there 3 Oct. of the same year. 

° Miles Morgan was from Bristol, inent families in the countrv'. The statue 

Eng., and came over to Boston in April, of Miles Morgan, in Springfield, Mass., 

1636, with his brothers James and John ; was erected by Henry T. Morgan, of N. Y. 

and their descendants include many prom- cit)-, brother of Edward M. above. 

1 82 Jessup Genealogy. 

173. Ebenezer Jesup {Ebe^iezer}^^ Ebenezer^"^ Edward,^ Ed- 
war d,^ Edward'^'), born in Saugatuck (now Westport) Conn., 
II Aug., 1805, married, 31 Oct., 1833, Julia Frances Wakeman " 
(born 5 Jan., 1811), daughter of Jesup Wakeman of Southport. 
He was educated at Yale College, graduating in the class of 
1824, studied law in Litchfield, at the famous Law School of 
Judge Tappan Reeve, and in 1832 settled in the city of New 
York in the practice of his profession. 

"A few years afterward he commenced purchasing and dealing in 
real estate in New York and the Western States. He was very success- 
ful for some years, realizing large profits and gaining at the same time 
much credit for his sagacity in business transactions. Soon after his mar- 
riage he purchased a home in St. Mark's Place, at that period one of the 
most elegant and fashionable localities in the city, and lived there sur- 
rounded by his many friends and opulent neighbors. He was a generous, 
liberal-minded, cultured man, and enjoyed in a large degree the esteem 
and friendship of his associates and fellow-citizens." * 

The great financial revolution of 1837 seriously affected his 
business ventures, but he continued to live in the city until 1846, 
about which time he built a house in Southport, Conn., on Sasco 
Neck, not far from where his English emigrant ancestor, Edward 
Jessup is recorded as having owned land in 1653. Here he re- 
sided until his death, which occurred, suddenly of apoplexy, in 
New York, 7 March, 1861. During the later years of his life he 
was an active and most useful member of the Methodist Episco- 
pal Church in Southport. 

Outside of his regular business when a resident of New York, 
he was greatly interested in literature and military affairs. Two 
episodes in his life should here be recorded, and they are given in 
the words of the same personal friend and associate who fur- 
nished the sketch of his life in the city, given above. 

" They were third cousins, Edward * Letter of Col. James L. Curtis, 23 

Jesup of Green's Farms (born 1697) being March, 1S85. 
the great-grandfather of both. 

Edward of Green 's Farms. 183 

TnJ>^'-'^' '^f Of twenty-one a few young men with myself organized an 

of ;,>J p P"^''^' ""^ "" ^'^^ ™°^^ ^POrtant public measures 

sition, and bound to retire when outvoted This Cah^ . ^ ""T' 

Colonel Jesup's military record is as follows: — 

Ar^Z T: tr'.rr;' ^ ^^^^' ^^^--^ °^ ^^^ New York State 
Artmery, 29 Aug, 1834, heutenant colonel, . Oct, 1843, and colonel. 

184 yessup Genealogy. 

1 Oct., 1846, remaining at the head of the regiment about two years. 
The Ninth, though an artillery regiment, did duty as heavy infantry. This 
corps was a part of the First Division of the National Guards of the State 
of New York, a part of the armed police of the city. The members were 
enlisted for several years, and were not liable to jury or fireman's duty. 
They were drilled according to the United States army regulations, required 
by law to parade at least twelve times a year, and were always called upon 
to suppress a riot when the assemblage could not be controlled by the 
police. The Ninth held a high rank for both its disciphne and equip- 
ment and did frequent duty as escort at public receptions of distinguished 

" This regiment with Colonel Jesup in command offered its services to 
the U. S. Government for the Mexican war in 1846, but the offer was de- 
clined, as the two regiments it was contemplated should be raised from 
the State of New York were already being recruited from other sources. 
Colonel Jesup resigned about 1848," — having then removed his residence 
to Southport, Conn., where his family still reside. 

One child only : — 

319. Hetty Wakeman. 

215. Charlotte Eunice Jesup {^Benjamin,'^'^^ yoseph,^^ Black- 
leach,'^'^ Edward,^ Edward,^ Edward'^'), born in Albany, N. Y., 
19 May, 1827 ; married Joseph Nelson Walker of New York city, 
16 March, 1843, who died 2 July, 1863. Mrs. Walker lives at 
Schodack with her mother and youngest son. 

There were six children : — 

320. Charlotte Lydia Walker, b. 25 Jan., 1844; m., 14 Sept., 

1864, Lawrence Van Valkenburgh Robinson, and lives in 

321. Frances Clementine Walker, b. 2 Dec, 1846 ; m. John Hayes, 

and lives in Dakota. 

322. Mary Antoinette Walker, b. 23 March, 1849 ; m- 18 Oct., 

1876, Oliver A. Mead, and died 5 March, 1877. 

323. Josephine Walker, b. 2 Dec, 185 1 ; d. 6 July, 1854. 

Edward of Green's Farms. 185 

324. Joseph Nelson Walker, b. lo Jan., 1856; m. Mary Stanton, 

II Feb., 1883, and is a druggist at Carmel. 

325. Benjamin Jesup Walker, b. 10 Sept., 1858; m., 16 Feb., 1881, 

Lizzie Meyer, and lives in Schodack. 

218. Sarah Stebbins Jesup {Benjamin,'^^'^ Joseph,^'^ Black- 
leach,^'^ Edward,^ Edward,^ Edward'^'), born in Albany, N. Y., 

6 Jan., 1834; married, 7 April, 1852, John Breese Staats" (born 

7 Dec, 1826), of Staats Island. He is in the ice business, and 
lives at Castleton. 

They have had four children : — 

326. Catharine Lydm. Staats, b. 5 Feb., 1855 ; d. 2 Nov., 1879. 

327. Charlotte Berthia Staats, b. 7 Feb., 1858. 

328. Elizabeth Anna Staats, b. 22 Jan., 1861 ; d. 24 Jan., 1869. 

329. John Breese Staats, b. 3 Nov., 18 71. 

220. Lucy Ann Jesup {Thomas Sidney, '^'^^ y antes Edward,^^ 
Black leach, ^"^ Edward,^ Edward,'^ Edward'^'), born 17 April, 
1823; married, 28 Feb., 1854, Lorenzo Sitgreaves, U. S. A., the 
son of Samuel Sitgreaves, of Easton, Penn., who, in 1790, was a 
member of the Constitutional Convention of Penn. ; member of 
Congress 1 795-1798; and then sent to England as a commis- 
sioner about the settlement of Jay's Treaty, in connection with 
Theodore Sedgwick and Rufus King. He married the second 
time, in 1797, Mary Kemper, daughter of Daniel Kemper, a colo- 
nel in the Revolutionary war, and a personal friend of General 
Washington, and also an original member of the Order of the 
Cincinnati. Lorenzo Sitgreaves, the eighth child of this mar- 
riage, was born 15 March, 18 10, in Easton, Penn. He is a grad- 
uate of West Point. He was brevetted second lieutenant of the 
First Artillery, i July, 1823; first lieutenant, 30 Sept., 1833; 
second Heutenant Topographical Engineers, 7 July, 1838; first 
lieutenant, 18 July, 1840; brevet captain, 23 Feb., 1847, for 

« Mr. Staats is the son of Jochem Jochem Staats and Elizabeth Schuyler. 
Staats and Catharine Breese, grandson —Schuyler's Ctf/^«/a/A««/ York,yQ\.\x. 
of Philip Staats and great-grandson of p. 398. 

1 86 Jessup Genealogy, 

gallant and meritorious conduct in the battle of Buena Vista. 
He was made captain of the Topographical Engineers, 3 March, 
1853, and major, 6 Aug., 1861 ; transferred to Engineers, 3 March, 
1863 ; lieutenant-colonel 22 April, 1864, and retired 10 July, 1866. 
He was in the Creek war under both General Scott and General 
Jesup. During the Mexican war (i 846-1 848) he was with General 
Taylor's command and on General Wool's staff, and participated 
in various battles. Being an officer of Engineers, he made an ex- 
ploration in 185 1 across the country to the Pacific Ocean, going 
by way of the Zuni and Colorado rivers, his party being the pio- 
neers of that route. In the Civil War, being much out of health, 
he was not in the field, but engaged a portion of the time on the 
defences of Louisville, etc., and in mustering in troops. The 
remainder of his term of active service was spent in the regular 
duties of his corps, until he was retired lO July, 1866. The fam- 
ily reside in Washington city. 
Two children : — 

330. Mary Jesup Sitgreaves, b. 13 Nov., 1858. 

331. Lucy Sitgreaves, b. 18 April, 1867; d. 15 April, 1869. 

222. Mary Serena Eliza Jesup (Thomas Sidney ^'^'^^ James 
Edward,^^ Blackleach,^'^ Edward^ Edward,^ Edward'^'), born 
7 Dec, 1825 ; married, 14 Jan., 1846, James Blair, U. S. N., the 
son of Francis P. Blair, the distinguished journalist, and brother 
of Francis P. Blair, Jr., afterwards major-general and senator 
from Missouri. He was appointed midshipman 8 Jan., 1836, and 
accompanied Commodore Wilkes in his Antarctic voyage (1838- 
42); passed-midshipman i July, 1842; master, 2 Oct., 1848; and 
lieut., 2 June, 1849. He was ordered to California about this time, 
and resigned 7 May, 1851, remaining in California until his death 
in Dec, 1853. Mrs. Blair now resides in Washington city. 

Four children : — 

332. Ann Jesup Blair, b. 10 Dec, 1846; d. 18 March, 1847. 

333. Violet Blair, b. 14 Aug., 1848 ; m. Albert Janin, 14 May, 1874. 

Edward of Green's Farms. 187 

334. Jesup Blair, b. 13 Feb., 1852. 

335. Lucy Ja:iies Blair, b. 26 Dec, 1853; m., 16 Dec, 1S74, 

George Montague Wheeler, U. S. A. 

223. Jane Findlay Jesup (Thomas Sidney,'^'^^ James Ed- 
ward,^ Blackleach,'^ Edward,^ Edward, "^ Edzuard'^}, born 29 
Nov., 1827 ; married, 3 Feb., 1852, Augustus S. Nicholson, U. S. N. 
He was born in 1830, appointed second lieutenant of Marines, 

16 March, 1847, when only sixteen years old, and brevetted first 
lieutenant on the 13th of Sept. the same year. He was with 
General Scott in the Mexican war, was in several battles around 
the city of Mexico, and spent his seventeenth birthday with the 
victorious army within the walls of the city. He was appointed 
first lieutenant 14 March, 1856, and adjutant and inspector of 
the Marine Corps with rank of major, 6 May, 1861, which posi- 
tion he now (1885) holds. 

One son : — 

336. Augustus Jeslt Nicholson, b. 19 Nov., 1852; first lieuten- 

ant, United States Marine Corps. He was appointed second 
lieutenant 7 June, 1873 ; first lieutenant 6 June, 1880, 

229. James Edward Jesup (^Samuel Blackleach}-'^'^ Ja^nes Ed- 
ward?^ Blackleachy^ Edward^ Edward,"^ Edward^^, was born 

17 Dec, 1820. He married, ist, Lucy Long, 21 Jan., 1845, ^^ho 
died in 1876; and 2d, Mrs. Mary Redd {fiee Thompson) in 1879, 
and lives in Hopkinsville, Ky. He has always been an active, 
energetic business man, — planter, tobacco-broker, and commis- 
sion merchant, — was at one time very wealthy, and has still a 
competency. He has had nine children. 

Children of first marriage, eight : — 

337. Nannie, b. 26 Feb., and d. 24 July, 1846. 
+338. Kate J., b. 24 July, 1847. 

339. Susan B., b. 12 Nov., 1849 ; d. 19 Sept., 1876. 

340. Thomas Samlt:l, b. 16 Dec, 1851; graduated at Eminence 

College, Eminence, Ky., 1873; has been engaged in civil 

1 88 yessup Genealogy. 

engineering a considerable part of the time since, as well as 
in other active employments; resided at Strawberry Point, 
Iowa, 1883-85, but has now returned to Kentucky. He 
has rendered efficient service in connection with this family 

341. James Grooms, b. 28 Aug., 1853. 

342. Nellie Thomas, b. 24 Feb., 1857; m., 24 Feb., 1879, W. S. 

Davison. They live (1884) at Strawberry Point, Clayton 
County, Iowa. One child, Lucy Davison, b. 31 May, 1883. 

343. Harry, b. 9 March, i860; d. 17 March, 1861. 

344. Mamie Charles, b. 18 Sept., 1861. 

Child of the second marriage, one : — 

345. Hattie Nelson, b. 21 March, 1880. 

235. Ann O'Neil Jesup ( William Wilson,'^'^^ yames Edward^ 
Blackleach,^^ Edward,^ Edward,'^ Edward'^'), born 8 Jan., 1822; 
married G. W. Layne in 1843, who died of consumption 19 Aug., 
1864. They lived near Fairview, Ky. 

Six children : — 

346. Edward Layne, the eldest, d. of typhoid fever at Rock Island, 

13 Sept., 1864, while a prisoner of war. He was in the Con- 
federate army. 

347. William Jesup Layne, b. 15 Dec, 1847; farmer, 

348. G. B. Layne, b. 2 Feb., 1850; d. at Wickliffe, Ballard County, 

Ky., 8 Nov., 1881 ; carpenter. 

349. Lizzie Layne, b. 24 Nov., 185 1 ; m. Wm. H. Gray (miller), 1 

Jan., 1870. 

350. H. Fenemore Layne (dau.), b. 28 May, 1858. 

351. JuLM B. Layne, b. 10 Sept., i860. 

236. John Friend Jesup (^Wm. Wilson,^'^^ James Edward P^ 
Blackleach^'^ Edward,^ Edward,^ Edward'^), horn 24 May, 1824, 
lives in Todd County, Ky., and is a planter. He married, ist, 
Narcissa E. Wilkins, of Todd County, 22 Dec, 1846; 2d, Mrs. 
Shanklin (?z^V Brumfield), 

Edward of Green '5 Farms, 189 

There were eight children, all by the first marriage : — 

352. Mahaly Elizabeth, b. i Oct., 1847; m. 1877. 
353- Lucius, b. 14 April, 1849; d. 11 Feb., 1875. 

354. Francis, b. 28 June, 1851 ; d. 22 July, 1876. 

355. William Thomas, b. 21 Oct., 1853. 

356. Sarah Adaline, b. 23 June, 1856; m. 1874. 

357. John Egbert, b. 5 Nov., 1858. 

358. Ll-ella Dixie, b. 19 April, 1861 ; d. 11 Sept., 1881. 

359. JuLL\ Lee, b. 7 Jl^ne, 1864. 

237. Virginia Elizabeth Jesup (^Wm. Wilson^'^^ James Ed- 
ward,^^ Blackleach,^-^ Edward,^ Edward,^ Edward^'), born 12 
Oct., 1826; married, 5 June, 185 1, Oscar F. Danforth, dry-goods 
merchant, living in Fairview, Ky., where he died, 2 June, 1879. 
The family are connected with the Cumberland Presbyterian 

Six children : — 

360. Wm. Tho>us Danforth, b. 2 May, 1852 j d. 23 July, 1852. 

361. Sophu Elizabeth Danforth, b. 4 Sept., 1853 ; d. i Sept., 


362. Idella Danforth, b. 22 Jan., and d. 23 Feb., 1856. 

363. Bertha Jesup Danforth, b. 6 Oct., 1858. 

364. John Friend Danforth, b. i Oct., i860. 

364*. Sidney Danforth, b. 28 June, and d. 20 July, 1862. 

238. Sarah Frances Jesup (^Wm. Wi/son,^^9 James Ed- 
ward,^^ Blackleach,^'^ Edward,^ Edward,"^ Edward^'), born 10 
Nov., 1830; married at Elkton, Ky., 16 June, 1853, Jeptha H. 
Hollingsworth, born in Todd County, Ky., 17 March, 1829. They 
now (1 88 1) reside at Connor's Station, Wyandotte County, 

Nine children : — 

365. Thomas Jesup Hollingsworth, b. in Clay Co., Missouri, i 

Sept., 1854 ; is a physician at Connor's Station. He m. Sallie 
M. FeUows, of Chicago, lU., 29 Nov., 1881. 

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366. MoLLiE C. HoLLiNGSWORTH, b. in Clay Co., Mo., 31 Aug., 1856 ; 

m., I St, F. A. Glyskherr, 6 Jan., 1874, who seven weeks later 
was fatally injured in a railway accident. She m., 2d, 16 
Jan., 1878, R. B. Snedaker, of Kansas City, Mo. 

367. Virginia E. Hollingsworth, b. 4 Sept., 1858. 

368. Virgil H. Hollingsworth, b. in Bates Co., Mo., 10 Oct., 1861. 
368*. Benjamin Braxton Hollingsworth, b. in Collin Co., Texas, 

14 Feb., 1864; d. II March, 1864. 

369. Rui'H B. Hollingsworth, b. in Collin Co., Texas, 10 April, 


370. John Samuel Hollingsworth (twin), b. in Piatt Co., Mo., 24 

Oct., 1867; d. 9 Sept., 1871. 

371. Ella Bell Hollingsworth (twin), b. 24 Oct., 1867. 

372. Fannie Eugenia Hollingsworth, b. in Wyandotte Co., Kansas, 

10 Feb., 1870. 

239. Caledonia Osburn Jesup {William Wilson,^'^^ James 
Edwardy^^ Black leach, ^"^ Edward,^ Edward,^ Edward"^), born 
8 Aug., 1832; married Maxwell Calamies Talkington, in Clay- 
Co., Mo., 22 May, 1855, and settled near McKinney, Collin 
Co., Texas. She was a worthy and exemplary member of 
the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and died 5 May, 1881. 
Mr. Talkington is an elder in the same church. He was 
born in Todd Co., Ky., received license to practise law in 
Kentucky, and in Texas, but is now engaged in farming and 

They have had six children : — 

A son, b. 17 Feb., 1856, d. in infancy. 
A son, b. and died 21 Oct., 1857. 

373. Horace Maxwell Talkington, b. 19 Jan., 1859 ; m., 17 Dec, 

1879, Mollie Jones of Collin Co.; in business with his 
father ; has one child, Robert Maxwell Talkington, b. 8 Nov., 

A son, bom and died 6 May, i860. 

A daughter, bom 4 July; died, 13 July, 1862. 

A daughter, bom and died 9 Nov., 1866. 

Edward of Green s Farms. 191 

240. William Houston Jesup {Wm. Wilson,'^'^^ yames Ed- 
ward y^'^ Black leach, ^'^ Edward,^ Edward,^ Edward"^), born near 
Fairview, Ky., 26 April, 1843, married Nannie M. Barker, 6 Feb., 
1872, daughter of C. T. Barker of Christian Co. He is a planter, 
and was in the Confederate army during the Civil War. 

Their children are two : — 

374. Barker, b. 26 Jan., 1873. 

375. Sallie, b. 15 March, 1874. 

249. Louisa Jessup {William,'^^^ Blackleack,^^ Blackleack,^'^ 
Edward,^ Edward,"^ Edward'^), born in Otsego, N. Y., 11 Jan., 
1819; was educated at Rutgers Institute in New York city, and 
married, 3 April, 1845, Dr. Thomas Brian Gunning, a leading 
dental surgeon of the same city. 

"Dr. Gunning commenced the study of his profession in 1840 in New 
York, and prosecuted it with such energy and success that in 186 1 it was 
said of him that his mechanical manipulations were perhaps unequalled. 
In 1863 he received the thanks of the New York Academy of Medicine 
for exhibiting before them, in connection with a patient, his apparatus for 
the treatment of fractures of the jaw, and in 1864, by invitation, read be- 
fore the Academy a paper covering the entire subject. In April, 1865, he 
was called to Washington city to treat the critical case of the Secretary of 
State, Hon. Wm. H. Seward, subsequent to the attempt to assassinate him. 
In a letter dated March, 1866, Mr. Seward writes : ' I am indebted to 
you for a more effective and perfect restoration from dangerous fractures 
than could have been obtained from any other hand or under any other 
system of treatment than that new one which you so energetically and 
skilfully applied.' 

" Dr. Gunning, with Surgeon-General Barnes and four other surgeons, 
was appointed by the U. S. Government to decide upon medical instru- 
ments for which space was asked in the Paris Exposition of 1867. 

"By 1867 he had shown that the mouth was not opened by muscles 
under the jaw as hitherto mainfeined, but that the jaw is depressed by 
muscles which are on a line with the ears, — the external-pterygoids. And 
in 1874, he first published his views of the vowel sounds of human speech, 
showing that the vowels are not qualified in the mouth, but in the upper 

192 yessup Genealogy. 

cavity of the larynx, as was proven in the case of Carlton Burgan who was 
successfully treated by him for very serious injuries to the upper jaw." " 

The above and many similar facts which might be cited are 
sufficient evidence of the position which is justly accorded him 
in his profession. Mrs. Gunning died 27 April, 1881. 

They have had five children : — 

376. Emma Gunning ) twins, d. Dec, 185 1, when about three years 

377. Anna Gunning J of age. 

378. William Jessup Gunning, m., 28 Sept., 1876, Lucene Carman, 

of Carmansville, N. Y., and has two sons : Brian Carman 
GiiJining, b. Aug., 1877, and Harold Gunning, b. Feb., 1879. 
He lives (1885) in Norwalk, Conn., at " Stonehenge," a fine 
estate bordering on Wilton, his mother's native town.* 

379. Thoaus Brian Gunning, Jr., of New York. 

380. Mary Elizabeth Gunning. 

250. Elizabeth Cornelia Jessup {William,'^^^ Blackleack,^ 
Blackleach,^'^ Edward,^ Edward,^ Edward'^'), born in Otsego, 
N. Y., 6 July, 1820; was married, 16 Jan., 1840, in New York city, 
by Rev. Henry Benedict, to James Reed, born in N. Y., 21 Feb., 
1 81 2. His parents removed to Norwalk, Conn., when he was 
quite young, and apprenticed him to a shoemaker. When six- 
teen years old, becoming dissatisfied with his trade, without a 
word of warning to his shopmates, he procured an axe, spht up 
his workbench into kindling wood, and thrust it into the stove 
with his entire kit of tools. In response to an advertisement for 
a printer's apprentice he walked twenty miles to Danbury, and 
from that time to the present has been connected with journalism. 
Returning to Norwalk he worked on the " Fairfield County Re- 
publican," started in opposition to the " Gazette," and on the fail- 
ure of this paper went into the office of the " Gazette " and finished 
his apprenticeship with S. W. Benedict, its editor and proprietor. 

"■ See Contemporary Biography of New York, vol. i. 

* In 1886 Mr. Wm. J. Gunning sold his place and removed with his family to New 
York city. 

Edward of Green's Farms. 193 

About 1832, when Mr. Benedict took charge of the "New York 
EvangeHst," Mr. Reed purchased the " Gazette " and was materi- 
ally assisted in the editorial work by Dr. Thomas B. Butler, after- 
ward member of Congress (1849-51). Finding he could not well 
carry on the business alone, he went to New Orleans, La., and 
became office-manager of the " New Orleans Observer," a paper 
started in connection with the Presbyterian Church of which the 
Rev. Joel Parker was pastor. That was in 1836 and 1837, when 
his health required his return to the North. In the autumn of 
1839 he once more purchased the "Nonvalk Gazette," which 
eventually passed into the hands of Homer Byington, its present 
proprietor and one of Mr. Reed's apprentice-boys. After vari- 
ous other business ventures he removed to Ohio, where a few 
years later, in 1856, at the request of a delegation of citizens of 
Ashtabula, he purchased the " Ashtabula Telegraph," of which 
he has since been the successful editor and proprietor. In 1873 
he took his son James Reed, Jr., into partnership with him. 
Four children : — 

381. EmiA Louisa Reed, b. 8 Nov., 1840, graduated from Mt. Hol- 

yoke Seminaiy, South Hadley, Mass., and has since been a 

382. Frances G. Reed, b. 14 Sept., 1843, is a graduate of the 

Western Female Seminary at Oxford, O. ; m., 18 Oct., 1865, 
J. Summerfield Blyth, cashier of the First National Bank of 
Ashtabula. Two children : Harry A. Blyth, b. 9 July, 1870, 
and Charles Blyth, b. 31 July, 1883. 

383. WiLLiA]M Jesup Reed, b. 14 April, 1849 i when 15 yrs. of age 

went to Newark, N. J., and there, in the establishment of his 
uncle, Charles Odell Jesup, learned the business of pattern- 
maker and moulder in malleable iron, and was engaged in 
this business for a number of years. He is now (1885) 
engaged in mining in Colorado. 

384. James Reed, Jr., b. 30 Sept., 1851 ; attended the school of 

Prof. Edward Olmstead in Wilton, Conn,, and at the age of 
1 7 entered his father's office, and is now associated with him 

194 yessup Genealogy. 

in the publication of the "Telegraph." He m., 21 Sept., 
1876, Harriett Wells, and has had four children: i. Charles 
M. Reed, b. 18 June, 1877, and d. 21 July, 1878 ; 2. Emma 
Louisa Reed, b. 8 Dec, 1878; 3. yames Reed, ^d, b. 29 
Oct., 1880; 4. nola?i Reed, b. 1882. 

251. Charles Odell Jessup (^William,^^^ Blackleach^ B lack- 
leach,^^ Edward,^ Edward,^ Edward'^^, born in Wilton, Conn., 
II April, 1822; married, 1st, Hannah Seymour, i Oct., 1845, and 
lived in Newark, N. J., where he had an iron foundry. He had 
seven children. 

Three children by first marriage : — 

385. William Seymour, b. 12 Aug., 1846; d. 16 Feb., 1873. 

386. Addison, b. 20 March, 1848; d. 16 April, 1865. 

387. Melville, b. 16 July, 1850; m. Ann Augusta 

5 May, 1876. Their only child, Charles M., Jr., was born 
in Newark, 15 June, 1877, and (1880) is the only male rep- 
resentative now living of the family of Blackleach Jesup, Jr., 
of Wilton, Conn. Charles Melville Jessup, Sr. d. in Newark, 
18 Sept., 1878. His widow still resides there (1880). 

Charles Odell Jessup married, 2d, Adelia Gunney, 20 Jan., 
i860, and died 3 Aug., 1867. 
Four children by second marriage : — 

388. Emily, b. 7 March, 1861 ; m., 5 Nov., i879,Thaddeus A. Lanier, 

of Savannah, Georgia. 

389. Frank, b. 2 Aug., 1864; d. 11 June, 1867. 

390. Louisa, b. 25 Dec, 1865. 

391. Charles Odell, b. 18 July, 1867 ; d. 10 June, 1872. 

253. Mary Ann Jessup (IVilliam,^^^ Blackleach^ Black- 
leach^'^ Edward,^ Edward,^ Edward'^'), born in Wilton, Conn,, 
I March, 1826; married, 6 Sept., 1846, Charles Scribner, of 
Westport, and settled as a farmer in Fond du Lac, Wiscon- 
sin, where the family now (1881) reside. He died 6 Dec, 

Edward of Green's Farms. 195 

They have had five children : — 

392. Emily Gertrude Scribner, b. 9 July, 1848 ; m. Dr. James R. 

Bamett, physician, and lives in Neenah, Wisconsin. 

393. George William Scribner, b. 19 May, 1850; d. 6 July, 1870. 

394. Annie Elizabeth Scribner, b. 12 Jan., 1852. 

395. Charles Jessup Scribner, b. 27 July, 1857. 

396. Carrie Louisa Scribner, b. 19 March, and d. 11 Aug., i860. 

262. Jane Mull Jessup {Isaac Mull,"^^^ Henry, ^ Blackleach,^'^ 
Edward^ Edward,^ Edward'^'), born in Schodack, N. Y., 10 Jan., 
1834, was in 1848 adopted by her grandmother Jesup's brother, 
John I. Mull,'' of Schodack, N. Y., and there married his adopted 
son, Henry V. D. Mull, 17 July, 1859. He was born 10 Jan., 
1834, is a farmer, and lives at Stephentown. 

Three children : — 

397. En-IE Magdalena Mull, b. Schodack Depot, 7 June, 1861 ; 

m. Russell N. Best, of Kinderhook (b. 6 Feb., i860), 5 
Dec, 1880. Two children: Persylvia V. D. Best, b. at 
Stephentown, 25 April, 1882, and Carrie M. Best, b. 9 Sept., 

398. Evelina Elizabeth Mull, b. Schodack Depot, 13 Oct., 1866. 

399. Ellie Annie Mull, b. West Nassau, i May, 1873. 

263. Abram Mull Jessup {Isaac Mull,'^^^ Henry, ^^ Black- 
leach,^'^ Edward,^ Edward,"^ Edward"^"), born 8 Feb., 1836, in 
Greenbush, N. Y. ; was married, i Jan., 1863, by the Rev. Wm. 
Stafford, at Maple Rapids, Mich., to Amanda Jane Wheeler (born 
in Oswego Co., N. Y., 14 March, 1838). He is a farmer, living near 
Ithaca, Michigan. 

Two children : — 

400. Eleanor Elizabeth, b. 31 May, 1864. 

401. Mary Viola, b. 25 June, 1866. 

" John I. Mull, b. at Schodack, 25 Dec, 1784; m., 4 March, 1809, Garrietta 
Schermerhom, of Greenbush, b. 2 Feb., 1789, and d. at Schodack Depot, 27 May, 
1864. He d. there, 7 Oct., 1866. 

196 Jessup Genealogy, 

i^i[. John Henry Jessup {Isaac Midl,^^'^ Henry, ^^ Black- 
leach,'^'^ Edward,^ Edward,'^ Edward^^, born in Schodack, N. Y., 
24 Dec, 1837; married, 29 Dec, 1859, Margaret Rachel Dean, of 
Italy, Yates Co. He was mustered into his country's service 
during the Civil War, 5 Oct., 1864, and assigned to the 23d Reg., 
Mich. Infantry, Company I, Wm. Patterson, Capt, under Gen. 
Wm. T. Sherman, in the Western Department ; was in the battle 
of Frankhn, Tenn., about i Dec, 1864; in that of Nashville, 15th 
and i6th of Dec. following; and in the battle of Fort Anderson, 
N. C, about the 20th of Feb., 1865. He was discharged 28 June, 
1865. He is a farmer, living near Ithaca, Gratiot Co., Michigan. 

Eight children : — 

402. Charles Henry, b. 20 March, 1 861, in North Star, Gratiot Co., 


403. Eleanor Annettie, b. 9 Dec, 1862, in Newark, as were those 

which follow. 

404. Arthur Huron, b. 18 May, 1865. 

405. George Lincoln, b. 17 Sept., 1867. 

406. Frank A., b. i March, 1870. 

407. WiLLMM T., b. I Jan., 1873. 

408. Glen Orson, b. 12 April, 1875. 

409. Bertha May, b. 27 May, 1878. 

266. Jacob Schermerhorn Jessup (Jsaac Mull}^"^ Henry^^ 
Blackleach,^^ Edward,^ Edward,^ Edward'^'), born 16 July, 
1842, in Plymouth, Mich.; married, 29 Dec, 1869, Mary Lucy 
Antoinette Latimer, of Yates, N. Y. He is a farmer, living in 
Matherton, Mich. 

They have two children : — 

410. Hermon Delos, b. 5 Jan., 1874. 

411. Nelson Johnson, b. i Feb., 1877. 

267. Andrew Schermerhorn Jessup {Isaac Mtill}^'^ Henry^^ 
Black leach, ^"^ Edward,^ Edward,^ Edward"^"), born, 26 Nov., 
1844, in Plymouth, Mich.; married, 17 March, 1870, Lovina C. 

Edward of Green's Farms. 197 

Wheeler, of Gratiot Co. (born 8 Aug., 1843, in N. Y.). He is a 
farmer in Matherton; enlisted, 18 Dec, 1863, in Sixth Mich. 
Cavalry, was in one skirmish in Alexandria, Va., and discharged 
14 Nov., 1865. 
They have four children : — 

412. James Edward, b. 8 April, 1872. 

413. Ben-j.amin Franklin, b. 7 June, 1874. 

414. E. L., b. I May, 1876. 

415. Elizabeth M. E., b. 19 June, 1878. 

292. William Burr Jesup ( Wm. Henry }^^ Ebenezer}^^ Ebm- 
ezer,^ Edward,^ Edward,'^ Edward'^^, born, 10 Sept., 18 15, 
in Saugatuck (Westport) Conn.; married, 13 Sept., 1836, Mary 
Lush, daughter of Hon. John Q. Wilson, then of Albany, 
N. Y., but previously of Saugatuck, where he lived on or 
near the farm once owned by Moss Kent, the father of Chan- 
cellor James Kent of New York. She was born in Saugatuck, 
28 June, 1816, and died in Albany, 6 Feb., 1852. He was en- 
gaged in business for a time in New York city, but died when 
only twenty-nine, at West Stockbridge, Mass., 15 June, 1845, of 

Their only child was — 

416. Maria CHARiry, b. 20 Dec, 1837, who m., 4 June, 1864, Edward 

W. Russell, a lawyer in Chicago, 111., b. 2 July, 1834, in Sun- 
derland, Mass. Three children : — 

1. Mary Jesup Russell, b. in Sunderland, Mass., 16 July, 

2. Abby Delano Russell, b. in Sunderland, 18 July, 1867. 

3. Frank Howe Russell, b. 4 Dec, 1869, in Chicago. 

293. James Riley Jesup ( fF;«. Henry, ^^^ Ebenezer,^^^ Eberi- 
eser,^ Edward,^ Edward,^ Edward"^), was born, 18 Sept., 18 19, 
in Saugatuck (Westport) Conn., prepared for college at the 
Academy in Wilton, under the instruction of Hawley Olmstead, 
and graduated A. B. at Yale College in 1840. He then read law 

198 Jessup Genealogy. 

in the office of Hon, Eliphalet Swift in Westport, was admitted 
to the Fairfield County Bar in 1843, soon after which he removed 
to New York city, where he has since been engaged in the prac- 
tice of his profession. He married, 28 Dec, 1848, Mary, daughter 
of Wilham and Phebe C. (Heyer) Black, of New York city, born 
24 Aug., 1827. 

Their only child is — 

417. James Riley, Jr., b. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 19 Oct., 1849; m., 

31 Oct., 1877, Mary, daughter of Chas. A. Lament, of New 
York city. He is a broker, of the firm of Jestip and Lamoni, 
and member of the N. Y. Stock Exchange. Their only child 
died in infancy. 

297. Edwin Jesup {Edwin,'^^'^ Ebetiezer,'^^^ Ebenezer,^^ Ed- 
ward,^ Edward,^ Edward'^'), born in Albany, N. Y., i March, 
1827, was married, 29 Nov., i860, by the Rev. E. J. Montague, 
to Julia B. (born in Alexander, N. Y., 30 Nov., 1838), eldest 
daughter of Amery Thomas of Summit, Wis. He is a farmer, 
and lives (1884) in Cawker City, Kansas. 

They have had three children : — 

418. Ed\mn Thomas, b. 16 Nov., 1861, in Summit. 

419. Flora, b. 13 April, 1869, in Summit. 

420. Mary Maud, b. 24 Dec, 1876, in Farley, Iowa. 

300. James Behn Jesup (JEdwin,'^^'^ Ebenezer,"^^^ Ebenezer,^^ 
Edward,^ Edward,^ Edward'^'), born in Albany, N. Y., 22 Sept., 
1838, was married by the Rev. A. Fuller, 12 April, 1871 to Mira 
S. Hall of Rochester, Minn., who died there 24 Aug., 1879, aged 
30 years. He enlisted early in the Civil War in the Fifth Wiscon- 
sin Regiment, May, 1861, but was discharged on account of ill 
health in September of the same year. Not long after, he was 
drafted, but was not then sufficiently recovered to return, though 
in 1862 he served some time as sutler's clerk. He now (1881) 
lives in Minneapolis, Minn. 

Edward of Green's Farms. 199 

Two children : — 

421. Robert Hall, b. 4 July, 1872, in Rochester; d. in Minneapo- 

lis, 13 March, 1875. 

422. Henry Myrick, b. 15 Sept., 1876, in Minneapolis. 

304. Richard Mortimer Jesup {Charles, '^^^ Ebeneser,^^ Ebeji- 
eser,^ Edward,^ Edward,"^ Edward"^), wdis born in Westport, 
Conn., 24 Nov., 1826, and died in New York city, 25 Jan., 1857. 
At the age of fifteen he united with the Canal Street Presby- 
terian Church in New York (the Rev. Dr. Richard W. Dickinson, 
pastor), afterwards transferring his membership to the Colle- 
giate Dutch Church, and finally to the Church of the Puritans 
(the Rev. Dr. Geo. B. Cheever, pastor), becoming an officer in 
the latter church and Superintendent of the Sabbath-school. 
He was a member of the Board of Managers, and a Vice-President 
of the New York Bible Society; a director of the Young Men's 
Christian Association, and in Sept., 1855, elected one of the 
Executive Committee of the American Tract Society. He was 
all his life interested in every form of religious and benevolent 
work, contributing generously of his means, and especially of his 
time, to those associations with which he was connected. Few 
ever labored with more of fidelity and zeal at all times and in all 
places for the religious welfare of their fellow-men, — a second 
Harlan Page, in fact. He was a happy illustration of a Christian 
merchant, who carried his principles into his every-day life in a 
way which gained for him the respect and confidence of all. 
He married, 20 Sept., 1854, Anna Smith Beach (daughter of 
Aaron and Anna S. R. Beach), who died in N. Y. 14 Jan., 1877, 
aged 45. 

Their only child is — 

423. Charles Mortimer, b. 21 Oct., 1855; m., 7 March, 1878, 
Sarah Catharine Owen, daughter of Edward H. Owen, of New 
York city. One child, Richard Mortimer, b. 3 Dec, 1878. 
He is in business in the city. 

200 jFessup Genealogy. 

306. Morris Ketchum Jesup (^Charles ,^^^ Ebenezer,'^^ Ebene- 
zer,^^ Edward,^ Edward,'^ Edward'^'), born in Westport, Conn,, 
21 June, 1830; married, 26 April, 1854, Maria Van Antwerp De 
Witt, daughter of the Rev. Dr. Thomas De Witt." He is a banker 
in the city of New York, where he has resided since 1842. He 
was in the employ of the well-known firm of Rogers, Ketchum, & 
Grosvenor, of the Locomotive Works in Paterson, N. J., until 
1852, when he started in business for himself. During the more 
than thirty years that have since elapsed he has built up a wide 
reputation as a successful business man, and more especially as 
a philanthropist. He is, moreover, a patron of the Fine Arts, and 
more recently has interested himself in promoting the study of 
Natural History. 

He has always been, and still is connected with a large number 
of the public institutions and benevolent enterprises of the city, 
all of which have shared in his liberal gifts, and what is of equal 
or greater value, in his personal labors. Since 1863 he has been 
a member of the Chamber of Commerce, and it was at a meeting 
of the Chamber in 1884 that he urged the need of legislative 
action for the preservation of the forests of the State, and did 
much to secure the next year the appointment of a Forestry 
Commission and the enactment of Forestry laws. 

In 1864 he became interested in the work of the "New York 
Mission and Tract Society," of which, since 1881, he has been 
president. In 1872 he became president of the "Five Points 
House of Industry," a charity that has always shared largely in 
his care. He was one of the founders of the Young Men's Chris- 
tian Association and contributed liberally to the fund for the 
erection of the building it now occupies. He was its president 
in 1872. The " De Witt Memorial Church" in Rivington Street 

» Dr. De Witt (b. 13 Dec, 1791 ; d. and Dutch languages. He held many 

18 May, 1874) was a distinguished minis- important positions connected with the 

terofthe Collegiate Dutch Church in N.Y. educational and charitable institutions of 

city, 1827-1874; a man of profound learn- the city, and was widely known and re- 

ing and an able preacher in the English vered. — ]oiiiiSOii' s Encyclojxedia. 


Edward of Green's Farms. 201 

was built by him in 1881 at a cost of $60,000, and presented to 
the City Mission and Tract Society, of which Dr. De Witt had 
been president, for the furtherance of their work in that part of 
the city. On the removal of Union Theological Seminary to the 
upper portion of the city he contributed the means for the erec- 
tion of one of its new buildings, and is an active member of its 
Board of Trustees. 

In 1 88 1 he was elected president of the "American Museum 
of Natural History," having been already from its organization 
one of its trustees. To him this institution, in addition to many 
other donations, is indebted for its most unique and superb " Jes- 
up Collection of the Woods of the United States," which repre- 
sents, as never before, the forest wealth of the entire country. 
The collection embraces over 400 species of native trees, each 
and all so fully and intelligently represented as to prove a most 
valuable source of information to both practical and scientific 

Among the other institutions with which he is connected may 
be mentioned the " Metropolitan Museum of the Fine Arts," the 
" Deaf and Dumb Asylum," the " Half-Orphan Asylum," etc. 
The " New York Society for the Suppression of Vice " was formed 
at his house, and he was one of the original corporators named 
in its charter of 1873. He was also among the first to recognize 
the need of the " United States Christian Commission " during the 
Civil War, was efficient in its organization, and its treasurer. Wil- 
liams College in 1881 conferred on him the honorary degree of 

His more immediate kindred, however, will recognize it as one 
of the most graceful acts of his life that he purchased the family 
homestead and residence of his grandfather, Major Ebenezer 
Jesup in Westport, Conn., and in 1886 gave it to the Congrega- 
tional Church in that place for perpetual use as a parsonage, — 
the church with whose earliest history his grandfather's family 
were so closely connected, of which his parents were active and 
highly honored members, and located in a town (once a portion 

202 yessMp Genealogy. 

of the ancient town of Fairfield) where, after the family have 
been represented for more than two hundred years, the very 
name itself seems destined soon to disappear, 

Mr. Jesup has no children. 

314, Francis Wright Jesup {Francis Wright, '^'^^ Ebenezer,'^^^ 
Ebenezer,^^ Edward,^ Edward,^ Edward'^), born in Westport, 
Conn., 14 Jan., 1844; married, 4 June, 1879, Effie Crook, born 17 
Nov., 1856, and daughter of Rufus and Mira H. Crook, of Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. He does business in New York city (^Francis W.Jes- 
tip & Co.), but resides in Brooklyn. He is actively interested in 
religious and benevolent work in Brooklyn, a member and officer 
in the Tompkins Avenue Congregational Church, Rev. Geo. F. 
Pentecost, D.D., pastor. 

They have one child : — 

424. Florence Marguerite, b. 10 Aug., 1881. 

338. Kate J. Jesup {James Edward,^^^ Samuel Blackleach,'^'^^ 
James Edward, ^'^ Blackleach,^'^ Edward,^ Edward,^ Edward'^'), 
born 24 July, 1847, married D. A. Tandy, and lives near Fair- 
view, Ky. 

There are seven children : — 

425. James H. Tandy, b. 2 Sept., 1867. 

426. Annie H. Tandy, b. 2 May, 1869. 

427. Harrie T. Tandy, b. 22 June, 1870. 

428. Thomas S. Tandy, b. 3 April, 1872. 

429. Susan D. Tandy, b. 22 Aug., 1874. 

430. Jesup Blackleach Tandy, b. 6 July, 1876. 

431. Everett Tandy, b. 10 May, 1878. 

(Jessup and Hyde) 


Edward Jessup, son of Edward 
and Grandson of Edward" Jessup, 
who according to Family tradition 
went from Yorkshire and settled 
at New York. 

Edward Jessup 
eldest son. 

Joseph Jessup, Esq., second son, 
born at Fairfield in the Province 
of Conn. Died at Montreal 
in 1778, aged 79. 




Edward Jessup, eldest son, a major = 

= Abigail, dau. of Jonathan 

Joseph Jessup 2d, 

on the American Establishment, and 

Dibble of Conn, and 

a Captain in an 

Major Commandant of the Loyal 

New York, Esq., and sister 

American Regiment. 

Americans. Born in Stamford 

of Elizabeth, wife of 

Parish in the county of Fairfield 

Ebenezer Jessup, Esq., 

in Conn., Dec, 1735. 

married at Stamford 

Living, 1789. 

in 1760. 

Edward Jessup, only son, 
a Lieut, in the King's 
Reg' of Loyal Rangers. 
Born in Albany in the 
Province of New York, 
26th May, 1766. 

Abigail Jessup, only 
dau., born in the 
County of Dutchess 
in the Province 
of New York, 
19 April, 1761. 

James Walker, 
Surgeon in 
Canada. Married 
there in 1781. 

Hambleton Walker 
Born in Canada 
15 July, 1782. 


born in 


born in 

born in Canada 



Oct., 17S6. 

July, 1784- 

Dec, 1788. 

o The words " and Grandson of Edward," should have been omitted. 

* Died Oct. 2, 1747, in her 68th year. 

' 28 Jan. is the record at the College of Arms. 


Elizabeth, dau. and heir of 
John Hyde, Esquire, son of 

Hyde, Esq., said to have 

been a Field Officer. She died 
at Fairfield in Connecticut 
about 1747, aged 70.* 

Abigail, dau. of 
Henry James, who went from 
South Wales and settled 
in North America. 

Ebenezer Jessup, 
third son. 

Ebenezer Jessup, 3d son, 
now of the city of Westminster, 
Esq., late Lieut. Commandant 
of the King's Loyal American 
Regiment. Living in 1789. 

= Elizabeth, dau. of Jonathan Dibble of 
Conn, and New York, Esq., 
sister of Abigail, 
wife of Ed. Jessup, Esq. 
Living, 1789. 

Henry James Jessup, Esq. 
only son, Barrister, 
Solicitor, Advocate, and 
Attorney at Law, by 
Commission in the 
Province of Quebec. 
Born 18 March, 1762. 

Anna Maria, 
2d daughter 
of John Bowes, 
late Earl of 
Strathmore in 
Scotland. Married 
20 Jan.,<^ 1788. 

John-Henry-Bowes Jessup, 
born in Somerset Street, 
Portman Square, Aug., 1789. 

Leah, Sarah, Elizabeth, Deborah, 
and Mary-Ann-Clarendon; 
all five born in America, and now 
living, unmarried, 1789. 

The above Pedigree is a true copy from the Register, marked 
7'^ D. 14, in the Herald's Office, London. 

Witness our Hands this 30th Sept, 1789. 

ERAS TOWNSEND, Windsor Herald. 
BENJAMIN PINGO, York Her.ild. 



THE career of JOSEPH 9 jESSUP, of Stamford, Conn., and his 
descendants is in striking contrast with that of his brothers, 
Edward^ and Jonathan. ^^ He was the first and only member of 
his father's family to seek a home beyond the bounds of New 
England, and neither he nor his children could have anticipated 
the results which were to follow from this removal. That both 
he and his sons were men of more than ordinary business ability 
cannot be doubted. His own ability as well as integrity were 
recognized in the fact that he was the sole executor of the estates 
of both his father and mother, and one of the executors of the 
estate of his brother Edward. 

After the death of his wife in 1743, he emigrated with his 
three sons, Edward, Joseph, Jr., and Ebenezer, to Dutchess 
County, in the adjoining colony of New York, — a distance 
of less than one hundred miles, and yet so far that his mother 
in her will appears to think it possible he might " not re- 
turn alive," In a deed dated 21 Sept., 1758, he is styled, 
" late of Stamford, now of ye Nine Partners " in Dutchess Co., 

° There were in the county two patents 
called " The Nine Partners," each granted 
to a company of nine proprietors : " The 
Great or Lower Nine Partners," granted 
in 1697, comprised very nearly the present 
towns of Clinton, Pleasant Valley, Wash- 

ington, Stanford, and parts of Hyde Park, 
Amenia and Northeast; "The Little or 
Upper Nine Partners," granted in 1706, 
comprised nearly the towns of Milan, Pine 
Plains, and a part of Northeast. — Smith's 
Dutchess County, pp. 43-44. 

204 yessup Genealogy. 

N. Y."" This emigration was about 1744. There is on record 
at the Dutchess County Clerk's Office,* a deed given by Rich- 
ard Sackett and John Sackett to Joseph Jessup of Stamford, 
in the County of Fairfield and Colony of Connecticut, yeoman, 
dated 10 Nov., 1744, which, for the consideration of £^00, 
conveys to the latter 911 acres of land, being Lot No. 32 in 
the "Upper [or Little] Nine Partners Patent," so called. The 
first named grantor was one of the original patentees of this large 
tract. Jan. 18, 1760, Joseph Jessup purchases of Jan Vosburgh, 
for ;^440, 360 acres additional, being part of Lot 34, bounded by 
the present Columbia County line on the north.*" A portion of 
Lot 32 (94 acres), he conveys by deed of gift, 18 Aug., 1 761, to 
his son Edward. Another section, of 145 acres, he gives at the 
same date to his son Ebenezer.'^ 

Here begin those transactions in real estate, both on their own 
account and as agents for other parties, which rapidly increased 
in number and importance during the next fifteen years, and 
which led them eventually to locate at Jessup's Landing near the 
head-waters of the Hudson River. The records above cited show 
still further that in 1764 Edward and Ebenezer mortgage their 
lands to George Folliott, each of them for ^^300. The father and 
Joseph, Jr., mortgage 350 acres of Lot 34 to Col. Martin Hoff- 
man* of New York County for ;^369 \2s. The preceding year 
(1768) he had sold to Benjamin Van Leuven, for ;^i,ioo, 601 acres 
in Lot 32. He, in this deed, is styled as of " Northeast Precinct," 
another name for the " Upper Nine Partners " tract.-'' In 1764 the 
entire family were still in Dutchess County, but that year Edward 
and Ebenezer sell their interests in the Northeast Precinct and 
remove to Albany; and in 1771 Joseph, the father, and their 
brother, Joseph, Jr., do the same and follow them up the river. 
Little further is known of Joseph Jessup, Sr. As his family were 
all loyalists, and he already an old man, early in the Revolutionary 

" Book F. p. 268, Stamford Records. '^ Ibid., iv. 241, 243. 

^ Book 2, p 44. * Riker's Harlem, p. 483, note. 

<^ Dutchess County Records, v. 331. ^ Smith's Dutchess Count}', p. 49. 

yoseph of Stamford. 205 

war or before, he took refuge at Montreal in Canada, where he 
died in 1778, at the age of seventy-nine." 

The sons, Edward and Ebenezer especially, were the friends of 
Sir Wm. Johnson, the British Superintendent of Indian Affairs in 
New York, and one of the most remarkable and influential men in 
that colony. His funeral was on the 13th of July, 1774, at Johns- 
town. On the 14th, the chiefs of the Six Nations assembled at 
Johnson Hall for the performance of the ceremony of condolence. 
Sir Guy Johnson (a nephew) was present, and eleven other gen- 
tlemen, one of whom was Edward Jessup * who had great affec- 
tion for Sir Wm. Johnson. 

The Jessup brothers were also in various ways associated with 
many of the English Colonial officials, — more especially Gov- 
ernor Dunmore and Gen. Wm. Tryon, the last of the royal 
governors, to whom they were indebted for many favors in secur- 
ing for themselves and for their associates grants of large tracts 
of land obtained either directly from the government or indirectly 
by purchase from the Indians. They were shrewd and success- 
ful men of business, inheriting the financial talents of the father, 
and ready to take hold of any adventurous scheme which might 
aid them in bettering their fortunes. Unlike the greater part of 
the family to which they belonged, they were supporters of the 
Church of England, and this fact doubtless had its influence upon 
their subsequent history. The records of St. Peter's Church in 
Albany — the oldest church of its order in the city — show that 
in 1768 Ebenezer Jessup subscribed with others for the support 
of the rector, — probably the Rev. Harry Munro. The family of 
the elder brother, Edward, were also in or near Albany in 1766, 
as the family records mention the birth of a son there in that year, 
although in an official document of the same year he styles him- 
self as of Saratoga (Schuylerville). Other indications of the resi- 
dence of the brothers in Albany, or that at least they had business 

" Records of his descendants in Canada. 

^ O'Callaghan's Colonia] History of New York, viii. 480. 

2o6 yessup Genealogy. 

interests there, are noted in vol. i. of " Munsell's Collections on the 
History of Albany : " — 

Feb. lo, 1772 (p. 234), the Common Council directs the clerk 
to draw an order in favor of Edward and Ebenezer Jessup for 
£\ 2s. Zd. 

Sept. 2, 1773 (p. 248), On petition of Mr. Ebenezer Jessup, 
a water lot was granted him at an annual rental of 40^'., and the 
deeds ordered made out. 

Feb. 6, 1775 (p. 269), Ebenezer Jessup's petition for 48 acres 
of land near the city was granted, 

Dec. 13, 1775 (p. 274), the Mayor was directed to sign two 
deeds for land within the city granted to Ebenezer Jessup. 

When at the close of the old French and Indian war, in 1759, 
the region about Lake George and the upper Hudson was once 
more safe for settlers, a proclamation " was issued by Lieut.- 
Gov. James de Lancey calling attention to this fact, and numer- 
ous petitions were soon sent to the Governor and Council for 
grants of these and other lands in that part of the colony. The 
Jessups early took advantage of the return of peace, and were 
soon engaged in very extensive transactions in wild lands in that 
part of the State now known as the counties of Warren, Essex, 
and Hamilton. In cases where purchases were made directly 
from the Indian proprietors, or when for any reason the Indian 
title had not been extinguished, the purchaser was required to 
be at the expense of first vesting the Indian right and title in 
the Crown before he could obtain the patent which alone could 
guarantee him in possession of his purchase. The fees exacted 
were often very considerable. 

The extent and nature of these transactions by the Jessups can 
be gathered from the " Calendar of Land Papers " on file in the 
office of the Secretary of State at Albany, as also from the maps 
and records of surveys, etc., deposited there, which are quite 
numerous, besides many pages of recorded documents, the origi- 

« Holden's Queensbury, p. 370. 

yoseph of Stamford. 207 

nals of which are not now in existence. As a necessary means 
for understanding and appreciating the history of this family, 
abstracts of some of these papers are given below. The full 
copy of an Indian deed also is added, whose voluminous phrase- 
ology well illustrates the cumbrous style of legal document then 
in use. 

Dec. 25, 1767, Gov. Sir Henry Moore granted — and May 20, 
1768, George III., King of England, confirmed the same — to 
Ebenezer Jessup, William Johnson, David Hunter, Dederick 
Miller, Jonathan Jones, Isaac Matson, Timothy Knapp, Samuel 
Bishop, Edward Jessup, Rutger Bleecker, Johannes Beekman, 
Jacob Hatt, Joseph Jessup, Jr., Jonas Myer, and James Murray, 
a tract of land of 7,550 acres lying "in the county of Albany, 
east side of Hudson's River, to the northward of the township 
of Queensbury, and bet^veen the said river and Lake George, 
whereon they proposed to make a settlement" (reserving mines 
and white-pine trees for masts), to be divided into 15 equal parts, 
etc." This tract is in Luzerne, Warren Co., in the north part of 
the township. 

Dec. 28, 1767, Gov. Sir Henry Moore granted — and May 21, 
1768, George III., King, confirmed — to Ebenezer Jessup, William 
Johnson, etc. (nearly the same 15 mentioned above), a tract of 
land (4,100 acres) on the east side of Hudson's River, etc., 
with the same reservations.* This adjoins the previous grant, 
and is " Jessup's Patent," on which the village of Luzerne is now 

May 8, 1771, the Earl of Dunmore, Gov. of New York, granted 
— and April 10, 1772, George III. confirmed — to Edward Jessup 
and Ebenezer Jessup 2,000 acres of land, east of Hudson's River 
in the county of Albany, " beginning in the south bounds of a 
tract of 7,550 acres of land formerly granted to Ebenezer Jessup 
and others," etc. This is also in Luzerne, lying between the 
two tracts already mentioned, and was to compensate for the loss 

'^ Books of Patents, xiv. 269-274. «> Patents, pp. 274-280. 

2o8 Jessup Genealogy. 

of a tract of the same size already granted, which proved to be 
within the limits of another settlement called Arlington." 

Aug. 25, 1774, Gov. Cadwallader Colden granted to Edward 
Jessup, Ebenezer Jessup, Joseph Jessup, Jr., and thirty-seven 
others, and Sept. 10, 1774, a patent was given in the name of 
George III., for 40,000 acres on the west side of Hudson River 
in the county of Charlotte, the same to be erected into a town- 
ship to be called Hyde.* This now is part of Athol and War- 
rensburg, in Warren County, N. Y. This tract had, in 1772, been 
purchased of the Mohawk Indians, as the result of a conference 
held with them at the house of Sir Wm. Johnson. 

Feb. 23, 1775, "Edward and Ebenezer Jessup, Esquires, of the 
city and county of Albany, part owners and proprietors of all 
that certain tract of land in the county of Charlotte, called and 
known by the name of the township of Hyde, lately granted by 
letters patent," etc., appoint Peter Van Schaack,*^ of New York 
city, as their attorney for the dividing of said property.*^ 

Indian Deed for the above Property. 

To all persons to whom these presents shall come, Greeting : Know ye 
that we, Hendrick, alias Tayahansara, Lawrance, alias Agquerajies, Hans, 
alias Canadgawre, and Hans Krine, alias Anajoadhoje, native Indians, 
send Greeting : Whereas Ebenezer and Edward Jessup, in behalf of them- 
selves and others of his Majesty's subjects, their associates, did lately 
petition the Rt. Hon*"'^ John, Earl of Dunmore, Captain-General and 
Governor-in-Chief in and over the province of New York and the terri- 
tories depending thereon in America, Chancellor and Vice-Admiral of the 
same, etc., in Council, setting forth among other things, in substance, that 
by his most Gracious Majesty's proclamation, given at the Council of St. 

" Patents, xvi. 207-211. was banished the country and went to 

^ Patents, xvi. 408-415. England in 1778, but in 1785 was allowed 

c Peter Van Schaack was a young to return. He wrote various legal works. 

man, but even then a distinguished lawyer. He died in 1833, aged 86, at Kinderhook, 

Thinking to remain neutral during the N. Y. 

war, he refused to take the oath of allegi- <* Books of Deeds, xx. 79. 

ance to the State of New York in 1777 ; 

Joseph of Stamford. 209 

James the seventh day of October in the third year of his reign, reciting 
that whereas great frauds and abuses had been committed in purchasing 
lands of the Indians, to the great prejudice of his Majesty's interests and 
to the great dissatisfaction of the said Indians, his said Majesty, by and 
with the advice of his privy Council, did thereby strictly enjoin and require 
that no private person do presume to purchase of the native Indians, pro- 
prietors, any lands not ceded to or purchased by his Majesty within these 
parts of his Majesty's Colonies where he has thought proper to allow of 
settlements ; but that if at any time any of the said Indians should be in- 
clined to dispose of the said lands, the same should be purchased by his 
Majesty's Governor, Commander-in-Chief of the said Colonies respectively 
within which they shall be ; and also setting forth in substance that there 
is a certain unpatented tract of land lying and being on the west side of 
Hudson's river, beginning at a beech-tree, marked E. J. W. L. E., 1772, 
standing on the west bank of Hudson's river about four miles above the 
patent of seven thousand five hundred acres on the opposite side of the 
river granted to Ebenezer Jessup and others, running N° thirty degrees 
west ten miles to a beech-tree, thence N° sixty degi-ees east to the north- 
east branch of Hudson's river, thence down the same to the place of 
beginning, containing by estimation forty thousand acres, which tract had 
never been ceded to or purchased by his Majesty or his Royal progenitors 
and predecessors, but doth still remain occupied by the native Indians 
of the Mohock Castle, and also setting forth our willingness to dispose 
of our native Indian right in favor of the said petitioners and their asso- 
ciates, and our unwillingness to make a conveyance of the said lands in 
favor of any other person whatsoever ; and that we, the said Indians, did 
then (as we now do) stand ready to convey the said tract of land in the 
manner directed by the said Royal proclamation, provided that the said 
petitioners and their associates may be preferred to all other his Majesty's 
subjects in a grant of the same, and that his Excellency would be pleased 
at their expense to make such purchase as aforesaid, and that they and 
their associates might thereupon be favored with a grant of the said tract 
of land under the quit-rents and upon the terms and conditions prescribed 
by his Majesty's instructions ; all which allegations and suggestions in 
the said petition, we, the said Indians, do hereby acknowledge and declare 
to be true : Now, therefore. Know ye that we, the said Indians, for and in 
behalf of ourselves and our nation — at a publick meeting or assembly with 


2IO Jessup Genealogy. 

his Excellency, William Tryon, Esquire, His Majesty's Captain-General 
and Commander-in-chief in and over the province of New York, etc., at 
Johnson Hall, pursuant to his Majesty's royal proclamation aforesaid — 
do now declare our intentions and inclinations to dispose of the said tract 
of land above described, in the counties of Tryon and Albany, in favor of 
the said petitioners and their associates ; and accordingly, by these pres- 
ents, at the said publick meeting and assembly held for the purpose, with 
the assistance of John Butler, Esquire, Interpreter, to us well known, do 
for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and eighty-six pounds, 
lawful money of New York, to us in hand paid by the said petitioners, and 
the further sum of five shillings like lawful money to us in hand paid by 
his said Excellency in behalf of his most sacred Majesty, George the third, 
King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, defender of the faith, etc., the 
receipt whereof we do hereby confess and acknowledge, and thereof and 
therefrom and of and from every part and parcel thereof we do fully, 
freely, and absolutely release, exonerate, and forever discharge his said 
Majesty, his heirs, successors, and assigns, and the petitioners and their 
assigns, their executors, administrators, and assigns forever, by these pres- 
ents, and also in order to enable the said petitioners and their associates 
to obtain his Majesty's grant in fee simple for all the said tract above 
described, within the Hmits and bounds herein before mentioned, as fully 
and as effectually as if the same were herein more particularly and exactly 
described, — Have granted, bargained, sold, aliened, released, conveyed, 
infeoffed, ceded, disposed of, surrendered, and confirmed, and by these 
presents do fully, freely, and absolutely grant, bargain, sell, alien, release, 
convey, infeoff, cede, dispose of, surrender, and confirm unto his said 
Majesty, King George the third, his heirs, successors, and assigns forever, 
all and singular, the tract and tracts, parcel and parcels, quantity and 
quantities of land, be the same more or less, within the general boundaries 
and limits above mentioned, contained, and comprehended ; and also all 
and singular, the trees, woods, underwoods, rivers, streams, ponds, creeks, 
rivulets, brooks, runs, and streams of water, waters, watercourses, profits, 
commodities, advantages, emoluments, privileges, hereditaments, and ap- 
purtenances belonging or in any wise appertaining ; and the reversion 
and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues, and profits of 
all and singular the said tracts and parcels of land, and every part and 
parcel thereof; and also all the estate, right, title, interest, property, claim. 

yoseph of Stamford. 2 1 1 

and demand whatsoever, whether native, legal, or equitable, of us, the said 
Indians, and each and every of us, of in or to the said lands, tracts, or 
parcel of lands, and every part and parcel thereof, and hereby mentioned, 
or intended to be hereby granted, bargained, sold, aliened, released, 
conveyed, enfeoffed, ceded, disposed of, surrendered, and confirmed, with 
their and every of their rights, members, and appurtenances unto his 
said Majesty, King George the third, his heirs, successors, and assigns 

In witness whereunto we the said Indians, in behalf of ourselves and our 
nation, have hereunto set our hands and seals in the presence of his said 
Excellency and of the other persons subscribing as witnesses hereunto, at 
the aforesaid pubhck meeting or assembly held for that purpose at Johnson 

Hall, this day of July, in the twelfth year of his said Majesty's reign, 

and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy-two. 

Sealed and delivered Hexdrick + mark, 

in the presence of us, Abr.^ms + mark, 

Pat Daly, Joh.\xs Crinn. 
John Butler. 

Received, on the day and year above written, of the within William 
Tryon, Esquire, the sum of five shillings, and of the within named peti- 
tioners the sum of one hundred and eighty-six pounds, lawful money of 
New York, being the full consideration money within mentioned. 

Hendricks -f mark, 
I hereby certify that the within deed was Abrams + mark, 

executed and the consideration money paid Agwieraeghje, 

in my presence, Johans Crinn. 

William Tryon. 

The most extensive transaction which originated with the 
Jessup brothers was that known as the " Totten and Crossfield 
Purchase," and sometimes as " Jessup's Purchase." This involved 
800,000 acres of land, and was intended to extinguish the Indian 
title to all the remaining land owned by the Mohawks which lay 
north of the west branch of the Hudson River (the Sacandaga). 
That Joseph Totten and Stephen Crossfield of New York city 
were only the ostensible parties concerned is shown by an affi- 

212 yessup Genealogy. 

davit signed by Crossfield at the first meeting of the proprietors 
for a division, in which he states that he became interested through 
the Jessups, and that aside from a single township which Totten 
and himself were to share, other parties furnished the means for 
making the purchase. 

The petition for liberty to purchase, presented to Governor 
Dunmore and signed by Totten and Crossfield, is dated New 
York, April lO, 1771. The land is described as follows: — 

" A certain tract lying and being in the County of Albany, on the west 
side of the most northerly branch of Hudson's river, beginning at the 
northeast corner of a tract of 46,000 acres of land petitioned for by 
Thomas Palmer and his associates ; thence running south 60° west, to the 
northwest corner of a tract of land petitioned for by John Bergen and his 
associates ; thence running north 30° west, till it shall intersect a line 
coming west from ten miles north of Crown Point ; thence east to the 
Hudson river ; thence down the said river to the north bounds of a tract 
of land petitioned for by Edward Jessup and Ebenezer Jessup and their 
associates of 40,000 acres ; thence westerly and southerly round the said 
tract of land, until it shall come to the northeast bounds of the said 
tract of land petitioned for by the said Thomas Palmer and his associates, 
being the place of beginning." 

This has upon it the following endorsement : — 

"Presented April 10, 1771 ; No. 21,771. April 10, read in council 
and referred to a committee. June 7, 1771, read in council and referred 
to a committee, and reported and granted." 

April II, 1 77 1, James Leadbetter and Ebenezer Jessup make 
an agreement with Governor Dunmore that of the fees for 
patenting this large tract, amounting to ;i^8,774 \os., he should 
remit i^2,oi2. The following October Jessup is engaged to sur- 
vey and lay out the land, for which he is to receive ^5 per 
thousand acres. 

March 27, 1772, the parties interested agree to advance £^ per 
thousand acres, those in New York city to pay Goldsbro Banyar, 

yoseph of Stamford. 213 

and the others Ebenezer Jessup, to be deposited with Sir William 
Johnson to be applied in paying the sums that may be needed 
for the Indians and for other expenses. 

The Indian deed for this land, now on file, was signed in July, 
1772, at Johnson Hall, where an Indian council was held under 
the auspices of Governor Tryon, — the last ever held by the 
Mohawks. It was signed by the same chiefs which at the same 
time signed the deed of 40,000 acres sold to the Jessups. The 
consideration was ;^I,I35, " and the further sum of five shillings 
by his sacred majesty George the Third." 

Jan. 14, 1773, the proprietors meet at the house of Robert 
Hall in New York and empower " Mr. Ebenezer Jessup to have 
a wagon road made along the line of mile trees from the land- 
ing." Twenty-four townships, each about six miles square, were 
divided by ballot at this meeting, from the records of which 
there appear to have been more than thirty persons interested 
in the enterprise. A township drawn by Ebenezer Jessup he 
calls " Ebenton," a name which probably was never heard of 

The above purchase appears to have been the occasion of more 
or less consultation between Governor Tryon and the home gov- 
ernment, as to the persons who should be favored with patents. 
The Earl of Dartmouth, then First Lord of Trade, under date of 
April 21, 1775, informs the Governor, who was then in London, 
that in consequence of the conversation he had with him the day 
before as to the proposition of making grants to Messrs. Totten, 
Crossfield, Van Rensselaer, Low, Jessup, and others, of land pur- 
chased of the Indians in 1772, he shall advise his Majesty that 
his faithful and well disposed subjects in New York should 
be gratified in every reasonable request; and when they shall 
make humble application to his Majesty, with a disavowal of all 
association to obstruct the importation or exportation of goods 
to or from Great Britain, it may be advisable to confirm to them 
such lands by letters-patent, and not otherwise." 

« Documentary History of New York, viii. 569. 

214 yessup Genealogy. 

But the war had already begun. The battle of Lexington had 
been fought, the American Association pledged to non-inter- 
course with the mother country had already thousands of sub- 
scribers, and it soon mattered little to whom these lands belonged. 
When, however, peace came again, the claimants were numerous 
for this portion of the State, as shown by the extended pages of 
records and the numerous documents now on file. In the index 
to the "Calendar of Land Papers" in Albany, seven pages are 
taken up with the list of papers produced by claimants to what 
was still called " Jessup's Totten and Crossfield Purchase." There 
are also numerous maps and records of surveys, with the accom- 
panying field-notes, that have been preserved, very many of 
which explain the transactions of the Jessups already spoken 
of, and others connected with grants and districts of country 
that are still associated with their name. 

The Jessups appear finally to have located in the vicinity of 
yessiifs Landing, not far from the " Big Falls " on the Hudson, 
ten miles above Glen's Falls. This was within the land grants in 
which they were interested, and here they erected saw-mills and 
a grist mill. The latter was in Luzerne on Wells Creek, and the 
old cellar may still be seen (1870). This mill was one of the few 
in the region that escaped destruction in Revolutionary times; 
and in i860 there were those living in that region whose fathers or 
near kindred had, during and after that war, " backed grists over 
the mountain by a line of blazed trees to Jessup's mill." " The 
residence of Edward Jessup is located by the late Col. B. C. But- 
ler, of Luzerne, on the place where John McEvven now (1870) 
resides, near Rockwell's Hotel.* 

The brothers were the first lumbermen in this region, and Jes- 
sup's Landing takes its name from the fact that the rafts of 
lumber which came down the Sacandaga, Schroon, and Hudson 

" Holden's Queensbury, p. 499, notes, the writer speaks of crossing the Hudson 

^Butler's Handboolc of the Adiron- river on a raft "at the house of Mr. Jessop 

dack Railway, p. 27. See also vol. i. p. the elder." This was Edward Jessup, at 

595, Calendar of New York Historical that time with Burgoyne's army. 
Manuscripts, Revolutionary Papers, where 

yoseph of Stamfoyd. 2 1 5 

rivers were of necessity landed above the Falls and hauled around 
them by teams to some point on the river below, where they were 
reshipped to market. This extensive water-privilege is now con- 
trolled by the " Palmer Falls Water Power Company." Above 
the Falls the Jessups owned a ferry. There was at that time one 
narrow gorge in the river not more than twelve or fourteen feet 
in width, where at the outbreak of the Revolution, when the loyal- 
ists were on their way to join General Burgoyne, one of the Jes- 
sups, according to tradition, to save himself from capture by the 
pursuing Whigs, jumped across. " Thence he escaped through 
the town of Queensbury to Skeensborough (now Whitehall) at 
the head of Lake Champlain, and eventually found his way to the 
British camp at Willsborough Falls. After General Gates had 
assumed command of the Continental army, he sent Lieutenant 
Ellis with a party of men to arrest the Jessups and other Tories in 
that vicinity; but finding them gone, he, in pursuance of orders, 
destroyed the settlement, laid waste their grainfields, and left 
nothing standing of their improvements but the mills. The 
houses had already been pillaged and ever}i;hing of value carried 
away." " Colonel Butler refers the feat of leaping the stream to a 
scout who was on his way to inform Burgoyne of the defeat of 
Colonel St. Leger at Fort Stanwix (now the city of Rome).* Pos- 
sibly it may have been true of one of the Jessups, if they inherited 
the strength and activity of the father, who was known as " the 
lithe six-foot Frenchman." '^ Although more than a hundred 
years have elapsed since these enterprising pioneers left the 
country, the family name still Hngers in connection with both a 
river and a lake in the Adirondack region. Jessup's Landing was 
until recently a post-office in the town of Corinth, and Jessup's 
Falls and Jessup's Ferry are still remembered. 

Colonel Butler writes that ** Edward Jessup was a merchant of 
New York, and Ebenezer, his brother, a sur\'eyor, who lived in 

" Holden's Queensbury, p. 432. <^ So says Miss Alminah Jessup, of 

* Butler's Handbook of the Adiron- Saratoga (1882), a grand-niece of Joseph 
dack Railway, p. 21. Jessup. 

2i6 Jesstip Genealogy. 

Schuylerville. In 1764 they came over Palmertown mountain to 
Corinth, where are what were then called Jessup's Falls and built 
a saw-mill. Afterwards they came up to Luzerne and located 
several patents, notably the Jessup Patent of 4,100 acres upon 
which our village is now situated. The family were never heard 
of in this country after 1775." " If by " New York " is meant the 
city, there is no evidence that Edward Jessup ever resided there. 
Many of his business associates lived in the city, and both the 
father and his sons were not infrequently there. The sons appear 
to have been men of education, and the means by which they ob- 
tained it is said to have been furnished by their maternal grand- 
father, Henry James.* 

'Hndatft Dr. A. W. Holden, in his history of Queensbury, ap- 
pears to have gathered very carefully the prevalent traditions in 
reference to the private life of the Jessups ; and his statements in 
the main are attested by documentary proof and by the subse- 
quent history of the family. The wives of Edward and Ebenezer 
Jessup were cultivated women, sisters, and first cousins of their 
husbands. They were born in New York city, though their father, 
Jonathan Dibble, closed his life on his farm in the town of Stam- 
ford, Conn. The removal of the entire family of Joseph Jessup 
to Albany, and their association with men of social position and 
education among the Colonial officials, led them naturally to use 
the means they were acquiring in a somewhat similar style of liv- 
ing. Dr. Holden says that "somewhere about the year 1770 
Ebenezer Jessup removed to this then wilderness region and built 
him a spacious log dwelling on the farm now occupied by Thurlow 
Leavins, and on the brook near by erected a saw and grist mill. 
[That portion of Queensbury is the present Luzerne, which when 
first organized was called Fairfield.] There, until after the com- 
mencement of the Revolutionary war, he maintained a state and 
style of living which bespoke opulence, taste, culture, and famili- 
arity with the elegances and customs of the best provincial society. 

° Col. Butler's letter of Nov. 23, 1880. 

* So says Miss Alminah Jessup, of Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 

yoseph of Stamford. 217 

If tradition is to be credited, his commodious and comfortable 
dwelling, however rude may have been its exterior, was the fre- 
quent theatre of hospitable entertainments, its rooms garnished 
with elegant furniture, its walls embellished with costly paintings 
and choice engravings, its capacious tables arrayed in spotless 
linen and imported covers, and loaded with massive silver plate. 
All of this, with the many costly fittings and adjuncts of such a 
house, was at a later date plundered and carried away. . . . The 
private accounts of Abraham Wing who then kept a famous tav- 
ern [at the corner of Ridge and Warren Streets, in what is now 
Glen's Falls] exhibit charges against the Jessups for entertain- 
ments of a very liberal and generous character." But the war 
changed all this, and as a result one of the earliest settlements in 
Warren County was swept out of existence. 

That the Jessups were stanch loyalists is not surprising. 
Their connection with the Crown had brought them both fortune 
and social position; to this connection, indeed, they owed all 
their prosperity. When the conflict began between George III. 
and his rebellious colonies, they naturally adhered to the royal 
cause ; and until near the close of the struggle the idea was not 
entertained that American independence was even a possibility. 
The very nature of the struggle developed the most bitter ani- 
mosities, as shown in the more recent Civil War. And those who 
espoused either side, after their sympathies were once enlisted, 
stood ready to sacrifice home, fortune, and life itself without 
counting the cost. It was fortunate for Sir Wm. Johnson that 
his life's work was done before the war broke out. He was not 
by nature a partisan. His large experience with men of many 
races had taught him that all men had rights which others were 
bound to respect, and it would have been to him painful in the ex- 
treme to have been forced into the struggle. For a time his family 
and their followers in the Mohawk valley were restrained, kept 
under a constant and irritating surveillance by the patriots, who 
feared their influence with their powerful Indian allies more than 
anything they themselves might do. Sir John Johnson, it will be 

2i8 yessup Genealogy. 

remembered, unable longer to endure this constraint, fled to 
Canada in May, 1776, in company with many of his friends. 
They reached Canada in safety, but only after a painful journey 
of nineteen days through the trackless Adirondack forests, and 
Sir John joined the British forces in New York city. After his 
departure, his family were seized as hostages and taken to Albany ; 
from which place, in Jan., 1777, they escaped and joined Sir John 
in New York. The story of Lady Johnson's flight forms a most 
interesting episode of the Revolution." 

The Jessups do not appear to have accompanied Sir John to 
Canada, but went there in the fall of 1776. Joseph, the father, 
being already an old man, it is known went to Montreal at the 
opening of the Revolution, where he died in 1778. The second 
son, Joseph, Jr., may have been with him. His name does not 
appear with those of his brothers, but he nevertheless was in the 
army, and after the war received his quota of land. 

The family of at least one of the brothers was in Albany at the 
same time with Lady Johnson. In one of the manuscripts now 
on file in Albany, entitled " A Detail of Tory Information," oc- 
curs the sentence, " Mrs. Jessup was in Albany about three weeks 
ago, and all well."* This was dated Jan., 1777, the date of Lady 
Johnson's escape. Whether the families of Major Edward and 
Col. Ebenezer Jessup were in Albany during the Avar or were 
allowed to go to Canada earlier has not been ascertained. 

What part the brothers took in the Revolutionary war can be 
determined only from the occasional references made to them in 
official documents and a few private papers, making it impossible, 
at present certainly, to give any consecutive and complete story 
of their career. 

They belonged to a body of irregular troops whose movements 
were not so well defined, or carefully recorded, as were those of 
the regular army. That they were volunteers as well as loyalists 
was, in itself, a hindrance to their official recognition. For the 

" See " Adventures of a Lady in the War of Independence in America." 
*" Calendar of New York Historical Manuscripts, i. 583. 

yoseph of Stamford. 219 

greater part of what has been ascertained the writer is indebted 
to two recent and most valuable works : " The Orderly Book 
of Sir John Johnson during the Oriskany Campaign, \'j'j6-i7'jy, 
annotated by Col. Wm. L. Stone (1882)," and " Hadden's Jour- 
nal and Orderly Book, with notes by Brig.-Gen. Horatio Rogers 
(1884)." The thorough research which these t^vo historical stu- 
dents have given the subject affords little encouragement that 
much more could be done by going over the ground again, and 
large liberty is taken in using the material they have furnished. 
Dr. Holden's " History of Queensburj^ N. Y." contains also a few 
corroborative facts and opinions as to this period. None of these 
authorities, however, appear to have had any very definite knowl- 
edge as to this family after they went to Canada. It was evidently 
a slip of the pen that led Col. B. C. Butler, of Luzerne, N. Y., to 
write" that the land speculations of the Jessups occurred *^ after 
the Revolution," as in a letter to the writer he states that nothing 
was known of the family after 1775. He meant either "just 
before the Revolution," or ''after the French and Indian war." 
Major Jessup, in the same note, is spoken of as the j^/^«^^;' of the 
two more prominent brothers. He was the elder, though he held 
an inferior commission, which has been explained by the state- 
ment that as such commissions were, in the first place, given for 
the pecuniary relief of the loyalists, the commission of colonel 
was given to Ebenezer Jessup because of the larger family for 
which he had to provide. The latter, moreover, did not settle 
in Canada as did his t^vo brothers, but in India, as is narrated 
farther on. General Rogers notes* that " Sabine's Loyalists of the 
American Revolution " makes no mention of the Jessups. They 
are omitted in the earlier edition, it is true, but in " Fragments " 
appended to the last edition (1864) is the following: "Jessup, 
Edward and Ebenezer, of New York : estates confiscated." " The 

" Johnson's Orderly Book, p. 37, note, family of six persons, went from New 

* Hadden's Journal, p. 68. York to Nova Scotia; and Jeremiah 

'^ Sabine mentions two others of the Jessup, unmarried, who at the same 

name : " Daniel Jessup, of New Jersey, time went to Shelburne." This last 

who at the peace, accompanied by his could not then be the " Jeremiah Jesop " 

220 yes sup Genealogy. 

editor evidently did not know anything further. " Both brothers," 
says General Rogers," " were led by Governor Tryon, of New York, 
to believe that they would have important commands, and their 
presence in Canada caused Sir Guy Carleton no little perplexity, 
as shown by letters written by him and others at that period, and 
which throw light upon the movements of the Jessups and the 
formation of provincial corps in Canada. These letters tell their 
own story so authoritatively that they are given a^ length, and 
are as follows : 

Sir Guy Carleton to Mr. Jessup. 

Head-quarters at Quebec, 19th November, 1776. 
Sir, — I am commanded to acquaint you that Sir Guy Carleton has 
received your letter of the 15th Instant and will in a it\} days answer it 
fully. In the meantime His Excellency desires you will send him a list of 
the persons who accompany you, and the particulars of the information 
which you mention to have given relative to the operations of Gen. Howe's 
army, &c., Gen. PhiUips not having transmitted them. 

I am, &c. 

To Mr. Jessup. 

Sir Guy Carleton to Maj. Gen. Phillips. 

Head-quarters at Quebec, 29th November, 1776. 
Sir, — The plan approved by Gov. Tryon, as Mr. Jessop reports, seems 
to me very judicious ; it is to be wished this gentleman and his follow- 
ers had remained at their homes till it became practicable ; it cannot now 
take place before next summer ; in the meantime I should recommend it 
to them to join Sir John Johnson's regiment, and enclosed is an order for 
Major Grey to take them under his command, to pay three of those des- 
tined by Gov. Tryon to be officers as Captains, half the remainder as 
Lieutenants, the other half as Ensigns, three of the remainder as Serjeants, 
three as Corporals, and the rest as privates. 

whose wife and child in 1793 were related to those whose history is given 

buried in Trinity Church cemetery in above. 

New York city. Neither, however, was « Hadden's Journal, pp. 68-74. 

Joseph of Stamford. 221 

Mr. Jessop will declare upon his honor who are destined as officers, and 
rank them according to merit. Major Grey will pay them at that rate from the 
day they joined the King's forces, and may either cloath them as the Royal 
Reg't of New York, or buy them some cheap uniform cloathing to keep 
them from the severity of the weather, as you shall be pleased to direct. 

This is not intended to interfere with any project of Mr. Tryon's to ad- 
vance them higher, but merely as an asylum till they can do better for them- 
selves ; they will then be at liberty, both men and officers, if, on reflection, 
they do not think it more advisable to be incorporated with that corps. 

Sir Guy Carleton to Mr. Eben. Jessop. 

Head-quarters, Quebec, ist December, 1776. 
Sir, — I have it in command to acquaint you that His Excellency, the 
com'd'r-in-chief, has been pleased to make provision for the present for 
your party, after a manner the particulars of which will be communicated 
to you by Maj. Gen. Phillips, whom you will accordingly apply to for that 

I am likewise to signify to you that Mr. Jones is to be paid as a Sur- 
geon's Mate. 

Sir Guy Carleton to Major Grey. 

Head-quarters, Quebec, ist December, 1776. 
Sir, — His Excellency, the Com'd'r in Chief, having made provision, 
the particulars of which have been communicated to Maj. Gen. Phillips, 
for the party of the inhabitants of New York who have joined the King's 
corps, under the conduct of the Messrs. Jessops, I am commanded to 
acquaint you that upon the said parties joining your reg't, you are to 
receive them under your command, to victual them in like manner as the 
troops, and pay them as officers, non-commissioned officers, and privates, 
according to a list which shall be delivered to you by Mr. Ebenezer Jessop, 
approved by Maj. Gen. Phillips. 

Sir Guy Carleton to Maj. Gen. Phillips. 

Headquarters, Quebec, 12th December, 1776. 
Sir, — I have rec'd your four letters of the 7th of this month. 
It is my intention that the Messrs. Jessops should be two of the three 
Captains I have mentioned, if they chuse to accept of it, as a provision for 

222 yessup Genealogy. 

them in their present situation ; if they do not, the number of Captains 
will be so much the less. 

I cannot enter into Mr. Tryon's designs with regard to these gentlemen, 
nor can I form Battalions of officers upon every application, especially 
where the appearance of men for them is so little. If hereafter, from a 
concourse of people to join the army, I should find that it may be of use 
for His Majesty's service to form corps of them, it will be time enough to 
consider then of the proper persons to set at their head ; but at present, I 
cannot alter the regulations I have made and signified to you above and 
by my letters of 29th Nov'r. Mr. Adams, I think, may be satisfied with 
the rank and allowance of a Lieutenant. 

Sir Guy Carletoit to Maj. Gen. Phillips. 

Head-quarters, Quebec, 23d March, 1777. 
Sir, — ... I have upon several occasions acquainted you that neither 
the Jessup's party nor any of the others, taking refuge with the army, 
belong to the Corps of Sir John Johnson, but are only attached to it in 
order to be under the care of Major Gray ; the paying therefore Atherton 
and Smith as officers can have no relation to that reg't, and I gave Major 
Gray directions again when I was in Montreal to account with them for 
their allowance. 

Sir Guy Carleton to Maj. Gen. Phillips. 

Head-quarters, Quebec, 3d April, 1777. 
Sir, — . . . I know no such thing as Jessup's Corps, mentioned by Major 
Gray, nor did I direct that Adams' party should be compelled to join Mr. 
Jessup's and his followers ; they are at liberty to follow what plan of life 
they please, except that they must be obliged to continue in a fixed resi- 
dence, and not move from it but by permission from you or Major Gray, 
as it is improper for many reasons that they should straggle about the 
country. I have given full directions about all these people in my former 
letters, to which I must refer you. 

" By an ' Abstract of Subsistence claimed by the several Corps 
of Loyalists for the Campaign of 1777, under Lieut.-Gen'l Bur- 
goyne, and likewise private claims for provisions furnished to his 

yoseph of Stamford, 223 

army, as adjudged by a Board of Officers assembled at St. John's 
in February, 1781,' ;^i,028 13J. 8|^. were allowed to Eben'zr 
Jessup, Esq., Sub'ce, for the Corps under his command. 

" It is not quite easy to get at Burgoyne's real opinion of the 
provincial corps under him. In writing to Lord George Germaine 
from Skenesborough, under date of July 11, 1777, when every- 
thing had gone well with him, Burgoyne says: 'Mr. Peters and 
Mr. Jessup, who came over to Canada last autumn, and proposed 
to raise battalions, — one from the neighborhood of Albany, the 
other from Charlotte County, — are confident of success as the 
army advances. Their battalions are now in embryo, but very 
promising ; they have fought, and with spirit. Sir Guy Carleton 
has given blank commissions for the officers, to fill up occasion- 
ally, and the agreement with them is, that the commissions are 
not to be so effective till two-thirds of the battalions are raised. 
Some hundreds of men — a third part of them with arms — have 
joined me since I have penetrated this place, professing them- 
selves loyalists and wishing to serve, some to the end of the 
war, some for the campaign. Though I am without instructions 
upon this subject, I have not hesitated to receive them, and as 
fast as companies can be formed, I shall post the officers till 
a decision can be made upon the measure by my superiors. I 
mean to employ them particularly upon detachments, for keeping 
the country in awe, and procuring cattle; their real use, I expect, 
will be great in the preservation of the national troops : but the 
impression which will be caused upon public opinion, should pro- 
vincials be seen acting vigorously in the cause of the King, will be 
yet more advantageous, and, I trust, fully justify the expence.' 

" The loyalist corps that served under Burgoyne seem to have 
led a precarious existence after their return to Canada, as we find 
a warrant, evidently antedated Quebec, July 19, 1779, issued by 
order of Gen. Haldimand for the payment of £1,634 ^^- ^od. 
ster'g, ' being the allowance made for the present relief of several 
Corps of Royalists belonging to General Burgoyne's Army, and 
sundry other persons who have taken refuge in this province 

224 yessup Genealogy, 

from the Rebellious Colonies between the 25th June and 24th 
August, 1779, inclusive.' The 'Subsistence Return for Royalists 
commanded by Capt. McAlpine,' on which the above warrant 
was issued, shows that the money was for the following parties, 
as the Return denominated them : — 


Capt. Daniel McAlpine 78 

Mr. Jessups 98 

Mr. Peters 61 

Part of Capt'n Leake's 30 

,, „ Mr. Adams's 34 

Those not attached to parties 36 


" Of these, Captain McAlpine, Ebenezer Jessup, Edward Jes- 
sup, John Peters, and Justus Sherwood, the latter being in 
Peters's party, as well as some others, each received ^^30, 

" Later on, in 1779, General Haldimand determined to reorgan- 
ize these loyalist corps, if possible, as shown by his letter to 
Lord George Germaine, dated Quebec, Nov. ist, 1779, and which 
is as follows : — 

" My Lord, — I have the honor to represent to your Lordship that 
several Gentlemen, amongst whom are Capt. McAlpine (formerly a Capt'n 
in the 6oth Reg't), Mr. Leake (son of the late Commissary General), 
Messrs. Peters and Jessup, having in consequence of Gov. Tryon's Procla- 
mation raised corps with whom they joined Gen. Burgoyne's Army, but 
having been by his misfortune dispersed, they took refuge in this Province, 
with part of their men, and made application to me to have their corps re- 
established and put upon the same footing with the Provincial Corps that 
have joined the Southern Army ; but the difficulty I found in procuring 
men for the Royal Emigrants, and Sir John Johnson's Corps, and fearing 
that raising others might interfere with their success, I from time to time 
put them off. Finding these Reg'ts have not benefitted by my design and 
seeing that the Trial may be made without much Expense to Government 
(these Gentlemen with a number of other Refugees Loyalists being indis- 
pensably supported at the public expense) and that such Corps once raised 
would be useful, particularly as they will be recruited upon the Frontiers of 

yoseph of Stmnford. 225 

Hampshire, and give an influence towards Vermont and that neighborhood, 
I have thought it expedient to make the attempt, and shall begin with 
Two Battalions. 

" I shall not give the officers commissions until their men are raised, 
and in proportion to their success, I shall enlarge the Plan, trusting I shall 
be fortunate to obtain the King's approbation of what I do for the best, 
and that I shall be enabled to fulfil the expectations of these Gentlemen 
by putting them upon the footing with the other Provincials serving with 
the Army. As soon as the Winter sets in I shall permit them to send out 
people and to employ their Friends upon the Frontiers in raising men, 
and shall give them every assistance in my power to effect their purpose. 

" I shall at the same time set about raising some companies of Canadians 
. . . and shall need arms for the purpose. 

" How rapidly success attended this enterprise we do not know, 
save that we find a list of * Officers in a Corps of Royalists to be 
commanded by Major Edward Jessup,' whose commissions bore 
date in November, 1781, Major Jessup's being dated Nov. 12th. 
This corps was called the Loyal, or Royal Rangers, and its list 
of officers likewise contains Pension and Invalid Lists, which 
latter list is as follows : — 

r LiEUT.-CoL. Jessup" as Captain, 17th Nov., 1781. 
Pensioners A Gilbert Sharp as Lieutenant, 23d Nov., 1781. 
(^Edward Jessup, Ensign, 24th Nov. 1781. 

" Edward Jessup must likewise have commanded a corps in 
1780, as in the * Return of the killed and wounded of the detach- 
ment under the command of Major Carleton, the nth of Octo- 
ber, 1780,' in the Northern Invasion of New York in that year, 
we find reported in Major Jessup's corps, one private wounded." 

Ebenezer Jessup was certainly in Montreal soon after the 20th 
March, 1777, — when a party of Americans, taken prisoners at 

« "Lieut.-Col. Jessup " was Ebenezer, vincial battalions in the British army," 
the youngest of the three brothers ; " Ed- writes Gen. Horatio Rogers, " were raised 
ward Jessup, Ensign," was a son of for a year ; hence the various commissions 
" Major Edward," the brother who was of Major Edward Jessup as Major." 
with Major Carleton in 1780. " The pro- 


226 Jessiip Genealogy. 

Lake George, were brought in and complained that they were con- 
fined for six weeks, and daily insulted by David Jones, Ebenezcr 
Jessup, and others." 

As to the connection between the Jessups and Sir John John- 
son's regiment " The King's Royal Regiment of New York," Col. 
Wm. L. Stone says: "Jessup's Corps or Jessup's Battahon, — the 
names are used interchangeably, — or the officers that composed 
it, with the men that went from New York with them in the fall 
of 1776 to Canada, were ordered to Sir John Johnson's regiment 
more for convenience in drawing rations, clothing, etc., before the 
expeditions of Burgoyne and St. Leger started. . . . Thus they 
continued until Spring, Sir John on May i6th commanding 
Jessup's corps [which had just been organized] to see that they 
are ready in case of orders for their marching, until finally they 
left, June i6th, not to accompany Sir John, but to join Burgoyne's 
Army, which rendezvoused at St. John's. [Sir John Johnson's 
regiment started at about the same time on the ill-fated expedition, 
commanded by Col. St. Teger, against Fort Stanwix, on the Mo- 
hawk River in New York, now the site of the city of Rome.] 
After Burgoyne's defeat, and indeed until the close of the war, 
the Jessup brothers were actively engaged in the bitter partisan 
warfare which was such a feature of those times ; and accordingly 
we find the younger [the elder\ brother. Major Jessup, in the spring 
of 1781, preparing to head a party from Point au Fez against 
Palmerstown, near the present village of Saratoga Springs. [This 
plan, however, was never carried out.] David Jones, so famous 
as the betrothed lover of the unfortunate Jane McCrea, held a 
commission in this corps, as did also his brother Daniel Jones." * 

General Rogers, after giving the organization of Burgoyne's 
army, says : " Of irregular troops there were two provincial bat- 
talions, commanded respectively by Lieut.-Colonel John Peters,'' 

« New York Revolutionary Papers, ii. John S. Peters, afterwards Governor of the 

320. State. He graduated at Yale College in 

* Johnson's Orderly Book, p. 36, note. 1759, became a la\vyer, and in 1766 re- 

<= John Peters was born at Hebron, moved to what was then called Gloucester 

Connecticut, in 1740, and was a cousin of Co., N. Y. — now a part of Vermont, bor- 

yoseph of Stamford. 227 

of the Hampshire Grants, and Lieut.-Colonel Ebenezer Jessup, of 
New York. The number of companies in each battahon is un- 
known, but they were not sufficient to constitute a regiment; and 
Peters's corps was sent on the expedition to Bennington in the 
hope of sweUing its ranks by the accession of recruits in that 
neighborhood," — a fallacious hope, the expedition resulting in a 
most important victory for the American side. As to the character 
of the Provincials and Canadians with Burgoyne, General Rogers 
had already expressed the opinion that, while they received but 
slender praise from the regulars, as was the case in our Civil War, 
yet there were some able officers among them, like the brothers 
Jessup, Lieut.-Colonel John Peters, and Captain Justin [or Justus] 
Sherwood." The latter was a man of culture, and commanded a 
company in Peters's corps, and, in the words of Burgoyne, "was 
forward in every service of danger to the end of the campaign." 
Subsequently he was one of the instrumentalities used by General 
Haldimand, the British Governor of Canada, in his attempt to 
seduce Ethan Allen and many of the leading men of the Hamp- 
shire Grants [Vermont] from their allegiance to the American 
cause. " Johnson's Orderly Book " (p. 4), shows that Sir John's 
regiment was at Lachine, Canada, in Nov., 1776; and the record 
makes frequent mention of "Jessup's Corps" between the 1 6th of 
May, 1777, and the i6th of June following, when Sir John was 
about starting with St. Leger for the Mohawk river. 

dering the eastern shore of Lake Champ- nounced loyah'st, he raised a company 

lain. He held many offices, but never of men and joined the English army, 

believed in independence, and having been — Hadden's Jimmal, p. 112. note, 
mobbed and imprisoned for his Tory sen- "Sabine's Loyalists" (1864, Fragments) 

timents, fled to Canada and became an says that Justus Sherwood and two others 

active partisan. He commanded a corps of the same family name were original 

called the "Queen's Loyal Rangers." — grantees of St. John, New Brunswick, 

Hadden's Jminial p. 477. where he died in 1S36, at the age of eighty- 

" Justus Sherwood went to the four. (Vol, ii. p. 297.) The statement 

Hampshire Grants, Vt., in 1774 (probably found in the "Vermont Historical Gazet- 

from Connecticut) where he was clerk for teer" (vol. i. p. 70), that he settled in 

the proprietors of the town of New Haven Augusta township, Canada, opposite Og- 

(so called from New Haven, Conn.) until densburg, is an error, unless, indeed, there 

the latter part of 1776. Being a pro- were others of the same name. 

228 yes Slip Genealogy. 

Burgoyne's order as to the general disposition of the army, 
dated i8th June, 1777, when his forces were already on their way 
up Lake Champlain, says that " The Provincial Corps of Peters 
and Jessop are also out of the Line," — meaning that they were 
detailed for special duty. When the English army reached Ticon- 
deroga, it will be recollected that this fortress was hastily evacu- 
ated by the Americans, and that when the retreating rear-guard 
was overtaken at Hubbardton in Vermont there was " a sharp 
and severe engagement." Dr. Holden adds in a note an extract 
from " The Letters of the Late Judge Hay," that " Colonels Jessup 
and Peters had command of battalions in this action." " This was 
Col. Ebenezer Jessup, and doubtless his brother Major Edward 
was with him, perhaps both his brothers. It is known that the 
Canadians and loyalists did effective service at the subsequent 
engagements known as those of Freeman's Farm, Stillwater, and 
Saratoga, and without doubt, until the i6th of October, when 
Burgoyne surrendered, the Jessups shared the perils of the con- 
flict. At the surrender they with their fellow-loyalists were pro- 
tected by the 8th Article of the " Convention between Major-Gen. 
Gates and Lieut.-Gen. Burgoyne," which stipulated that "all corps 
whatever of General Burgoyne's army . . . of whatever country, 
shall be included in every respect as British subjects." In fact, 
" on the night before the Saratoga Convention was signed, Peters 
and the other Provincial officers who were serving without com- 
missions were granted permission to withdraw from Burgoyne's 
army and attempt, if possible, their escape into Canada, which was 
accomplished in safety." * Their commissions, though promised, 
had never been made out, and in the surrender they would have 
had to share the lot of private soldiers. After this, few traces of 
the Jessups are found. Of Sir John Johnson, General de Peyster, 
in his sketch of Sir John in " Johnson's Orderly Book," says that 
"the rest of 1777, the whole of 1778, and the greater part of 
1779 was passed by him in comparatively compulsory inactivity." 
This may account also for our hearing nothing of " Jessup's 

" History of Queensbury, p. 437, note. ^ Hadden's Journal, p. 480. 

Joseph of Stamford. 229 

Corps " or of any similar bodies of troops, until the Northern 
Invasion of New York, in Oct., 1780, under Major Christopher 
Carleton. Major Edward Jessup was certainly in this expedition, 
as has been shown elsewhere by the return of killed and wounded, 
which mentions " one man wounded in Major Jessup's Corps." 
Both he himself and many if not all of his men at this time took 
a last look at their old homes. When, in 1781, Governor-General 
Haldimand formed a new corps out of the former loyalist corps 
in Canada he appointed Major Edward Jessup to the command. 
Justus Sherwood was a captain in this corps, as was also Peters, 
much to his chagrin, as he had higher hopes. Major Jessup's 
commission is dated 12 Nov., 1781, and is still preserved. Where 
the other brothers were at this time — except that they prob- 
ably were in Canada — has not been ascertained. The war was 
gradually drawing to a close, and aside from the border warfare 
that was always more of less rife, and the necessary defence 
of the Canadian border, the peculiar position of the loyalist gave 
him little opportunity or encouragement to make any efforts to 
distinguish himself Just here it may be well to refer to the posi- 
tion in which the loyalists were placed by the action of the Legis- 
lature of the new State. Party feeling of course ran high. The 
Tory was considered a standing menace to liberty, even though he 
bore no arms, and if he bore arms it was inconceivable that he 
could ever be anything but an enemy. Any estate he had was 
forfeited, and his life also, could he be captured. The New York 
Legislature, at its third session, held at Kingston in Ulster Co., 
October 22, 1779, passed as stringent a bill of attainder as was 
ever found in any statute-book. In addition to the powder and 
ball which they held in readiness for the British and the hired 
Hessian, they had for the Tory the hangman's rope and the beg- 
gary of his family. They knew that this would be their own lot 
should they fail in the contest; but they did not know, and 
could not be expected perhaps to know, at that early date, that 
in a republic at least, the State could well afford to take counsel 
of something else besides its fears. 

230 Jessup Genealogy. 

The full text of the bill of attainder may be found in Greenleafs 
" Laws of New York," vol. i. p. 26, and it is also given in Jones's 
" History of New York during the Revolution." The act is enti- 
tled : "An Act for the Forfeiture and Sale of the Estates of Persons 
who have adhered to the Enemies of this State, and for declaring 
the Sovereignty of the people of this State, in respect to all 
Property within the same." We are here concerned mainly with 
the first two sections of the act and these are as follows : — 

" Sec. I. Be it enacted by the people of the State of New York, repre- 
sented in the Senate and Assembly, and it is hereby enacted by the author- 
ity of the same, — That John ISIurray, Earl of Dunmore, formerly governor 
of the colony of New York ; \Vm. Tryon, Esqr., late governor of the said 
colony ; John Waats, Oliver de Lancey, Hugh Wallace, Henry White, John 
Harris Cruger, Wm. Axtell, and Roger Morris, Esqrs., late members of 
the council of the said colony ; George Duncan Ludlow and Thomas Jones, 
late Justices of the Supreme Court of the said colony ; John Tabor Kempe, 
late Attorney-General of the said colony ; Wm. Bayard, Robert Bayard 
and James de Lancey, George FoUiot, Thomas White, Wm. McAdam, 
Isaac Low, Miles Sherbrook, Alexander Wallace, and John Wetherhead, 
now or late of the said city. Merchants ; Charles Ingles, of the said city, 
clerk, and Margaret his wife ; John Johnson, late of the county of Tryon, 
Knight and Baronet ; Guy Johnson, Daniel Claus, and John Butler, now 
or late of the said county, Esqrs., and John Joost Herkimer, now or late 
of the said county, yeoman ; Fred Philipse and James de Lancey, now or 
late of the county of Westchester, Esqrs. ; Fred Philipse (son of Frederick) 
now or late of the said county, gentleman ; David Colden, Daniel Kissam, 
the elder, and Gabriel Ludlow, now or late of Queens county, Esqrs., and 
Andrew P. S. Keene, son of the said Philip S. Keene, late of Charlotte 
county, Benjamin Seaman and Christopher Bellop, now or late of the 
county of Richmond, Esqrs. ; Beverly Robinson, Beverly Robinson, the 
younger, and Malcomn Morrison, now or late of the county of Dutchess, 
Esqrs. ; John Kane, now or late of the said county, gentleman ; Abraham 
C. Cuyler, now or late of the county of Albany, Esqr. ; Robert Leake, Ed- 
ward Jessup and Ebenezer Jessup, now or late of the said county, gentle- 
men ; and Peter Du Bois and Thomas H. Barclay, now or late of the county 
of Ulster, Esqrs. ; Susannah Robinson, wife of the said Beverly Robinson, 

yoseph of Stamford, 231 

and Mary Morris, wife of the said Roger Morris; John Rapelje of King's 
county, Esqr., George Muirson, Richard Floyd, and Parker Wickham, of 
Suffolk county, Esqrs. ; Henry Lloyd, the elder, late of the state of Massa- 
chusetts Bay, merchant, and Sir Henry Clinton, Knight, be and each of them 
are hereby severally declared to be. Ipso Facto, competed and attainted of 
the offence aforesaid [adhering to the enemies of the State] ; and that all and 
singular the estate both real and personal held or claimed by them the said 
persons severally and respectively whether in possession, reversion or remain- 
der, within this State on the day of the passing of this Act shall be and hereby 
is declared to be forfeited to and invested in the people of the State. 

"Sec. H. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, — That 
the said several persons herein before particularly named shall be and 
hereby are declared to be forever banished from this State ; and each and 
every of them who shall at any time hereafter be found in any part of this 
State shall be and are hereby adjudged and declai-ed guilty of felony and 
shall suffer death as in cases of felony, without benefit of clerg}\" 

There were named in the above act fifty-nine persons, three of 
whom were ladies. Other States were severe in their legislation 
against the Tories, but none quite so much so as New York, So 
intense was the feeling at the time of the negotiations for peace 
that the efforts of the British commissioners to obtain favorable 
terms for the loyalists were unavailing. After the war New 
York passed measures of relief for certain individuals from time 
to time, and while many permanently left the State, many who 
remained neutral during the war remained, and some were allowed 
to return. Eventually the confiscating laws were generally re- 
pealed, and such estates as had not been disposed of were restored 
to their original owners. Many others were recovered by reason 
of informalities in the process of forfeiture. Of the large number 
of loyalists who were furnished transportation from New York 
city, the most went to Nova Scotia, St. John (New Brunswick), 
Newfoundland, and Canada. The records of Halifax show that 
no less than 35,000 men, women, and children in 1783 went to 
that port alone." As no effectual provision was made for them 

" Jones's History of New York in the Revolution, ii. 260. 

232 yes sup Genealogy. 

in the treaty of peace, they sent a committee to urge their claims 
before Parliament. This application was favorably received and 
a commission appointed, and claims to the amount of ;^8,026,045 
were settled by the payment, in or before 1791, of ;^3, 293,45 5." 

As to the relative losses and sufferings of the opposing parties 
in the war, Hildreth adds to the above that, despite the delay 
and curtailment of their claims, " no defeated and discomfited 
faction ever fared so well." And Sabine closes his " Introductory 
Essay " with the opinion that " whatever miseries were occasioned 
to individuals by delays, errors in judgment, etc., of the Commis- 
sioners, the loyalists fared infinitely better than the great body 
of the Whigs whose services and sacrifices were quite as great; 
for besides the allowance of fifteen and a half millions of dollars, 
numbers received considerable annuities, half-pay as military 
officers, large grants of land, and shared with other subjects in 
the patronage of the Crown." * 

The Jessups never made any effort to recover their lost posses- 
sions in New York, but remained steadfast in their allegiance to 
the English Crown, as most of their descendants have done up to 
the present time. A few of the later generations only have set- 
tled in the States, drawn thither by their business interests. The 
estates in Albany County, N. Y., and vicinity, which they left be- 
hind, very soon fell into the hands of those who knew little or 
nothing of the original proprietors. 

Munsell's " Collections on the History of Albany," vol. ii., pre- 
serves two entries which show what was done with a portion of 
the Jessup property. At p. 250 (8 June, 17S5) of the records of 
the Common Council is the entry, " Resolved, that the Clerk cause 
a re-entry to be made on the lands formerly leased to Ebenezer 
Jessup." And at p. 254 (30 Aug. 1785) the Council ordered 
" that the stable on the land lately belonging to the Jessups be 
appraised and sold at appraisement." 

After peace was declared Major Edward Jessup and his brother 

° Hildreth's United States History, First Series, iii. 444. 
* Sabine's Loyalists (1847), p. 112. 

yoseph of Stamford. 233 

Col. Ebenezer had lands granted them in the county of Grenville, 
Canada. The former settled there in what is now the city of 
Prescott, on the river St. Lawrence, opposite Ogdensburg, and 
the family is now (1885) represented by Dr. Hamilton Dibble 
Jessup, late Collector of Customs at that port. Col. Ebenezer 
could not have lived there, as he went to England directly after 
the war, and his family were in Quebec in 1787, and then joined 
him in London and did not return. Capt. Joseph Jessup had 
lands given him at Sorel, where he lived for a time, but after- 
wards removed to Leeds County. Every officer, moreover, was 
retired upon half-pay. 

The further record of these families is given below, with such 
additional items of history as it has been found practicable to 
obtain from public documents and from the surviving members 
of the family of Major Edward Jessup. 

9. Joseph Jessup {Edward,^ Edward'^), was born in Fairfield, 
Conn, (parish of Green's Farms), in 1699 (baptized 4 July). He 
settled quite early in Stamford, — not later than 17 Dec, 1723, 
when he received from his father, then living in Stamford, a deed 
of land of the value of ^100." He was married in Green's Farms, 
14 Aug., 1734, by the Rev. Daniel Chapman, the first minister of 
the parish, to Abigail James, daughter of Henry James.* She 
died 6 May, 1743, and with an infant daughter lies buried in the 
old burial-ground near Noroton River. 

" Here Lyes the " Leah, daughter 

Body of Mrs. of Mr. Joseph 

Abigail Jessup and Mrs. Abigail 

wife of Mr. Joseph Jessup. Died 

Jessup, who Dyed Nov. 16, 1742, 

May ye 6th, 1 743 one year and 

in the year 5 months old." 
of her age." 

« Stamford Town Records. Court for liberty to manage their own 
'' Henry James's name is among those affairs according to the canons of the 
of the vestrymen and wardens of Trinity Church of England. He was of Green- 
Church, Fairfield (now removed to South- wich in 1757, and said to be a sea-faring 
port), who in 1727 petitioned the General man of very considerable wealth. 

234 Jessup Genealogy. 

Joseph Jessup went to Montreal, Canada, at the opening of the 
Revolution, and died there in 1778, aged seventy-nine. 
He had four children, all born in Stamford: — 

+432. Edward, b. 4 Dec, 1735. 

433. Joseph, b. 20 Sept., 1737. 
+434. Ebenezer, b. 31 July, 1739. 

435. Leah, d. 16 Nov., 1742, aged i yr. 5 mos. 

8^uio^ ^^%^2^ 

432. Edward Jessup {Joseph^ Edward,^ Edward"^), born in 
Stamford, Conn., 4 Dec, 1735 ; married in 1760 Abigail, daugh- 
ter of Jonathan Dibble, of Stamford (parish of Stanwich). She 
was his first y cousin, her mother being Sarah, the sis- 

ter of Joseph, \^A ^''''^ father. She was born 31 March, 

1743, and '^^i died 29 June, 1809, in Prescott, Canada, 
in her 66th ^^^m. year. He also died there, 3 Feb., 
1 8 16, in his I^HBi 8ist year, and both are buried there. 
The city of '^^^p Prescott, in the town of Augusta, was 

surveyed and laid out 
by him in 18 10. Prob- 
ably there are few now 
y^ ^ *' living there who know 

that their principal thor- 
oughfare, Dibble Street, was named for the wife of Major Jes- 
sup, and that such streets as Edward, yames, Henry, George, 
etc., were named for other members of the family. The town- 
ship of Edwardsburg, in the same county, likewise bears his 
name. He had a large farm which, with his half-pay and the 
various official positions he held, enabled him to acquire con- 
siderable property; nothing, however, ' equal to what he had 
relinquished for the royal cause, and which — less fortunate 
than many of the other New York loyahsts — was never re- 
stored to him. The officers, of necessity, fared better than the 
rank and file; and it is to the credit of Major Jessup that 
in accepting the grants made him personally, amounting to 
1,200 acres, he was careful to look out for the interests of 

yoseph of Stamford. 235 

the soldiers under his command, who had fought and suffered 
with him. 

His grandson, Dr. Jessup, of Prescott, has in his possession 
various commissions granted his grandfather, that are interesting 
heirlooms ; among which are : — 

The commission of Edward Jessup, Esqr., as Major Com- 
mandant to the Corps of Loyal Rangers, dated at the Castle of St. 
Louis at Quebec, 12 Nov., 1781, and signed by Fred^ Haldimand, 
Captain-General and Governor-in-Chief of the Province of Quebec 
and Territories depending, etc. ; 

Also, his commission as Justice of the Peace,'' handsomely en- 
grossed on parchment, dated 2"] Nov., 1783, and signed as above. 
This is made out in the name of King George the Third, and is a 
document three feet in length by twenty inches in width ; 

Also, his commission as Lieut-Col., Commandant of the Bat- 
talion of Militia of Edwardsburg, Augusta, and Elizabethtown, 
dated 20 June, 1788, and signed by Guy, Lord Dorchester, Cap- 
tain and Governor of the Colonies of Quebec, etc. ; 

Also, his royal commission as administrator of the oath of alle- 
giance in the district of Montreal and Province of Quebec, dated 
18 May, 1780, and signed "Fred. Haldimand." 

Dr. Jessup has now the seal of his grandfather, a fac-simile of 
which has already been given. 

At the close of the Revolution, he, as well as his brother Eben- 
ezer, went to England to prosecute his claims for the losses he 
had incurred,* and was compelled to remain there a number of 

« In the " Quebec Gazette " for Jan I do certify that Major Jessup was an active 

n 1791 in a list of civil promotions is loyalist with the army, and joined the King's 

found the name of Edward Jessup, Esqr. troops on their march to attack Ticonderoga 

as a Tustice of the Peace for the District in 1777. when he acted as major to a corps 

r t/r I 1 /<« TT,HH«n'=: Tnurtial " n 1 A o^ Provincials durmg that campaign, and dis- 
of Montreal. (" Hadden s Journal, p. 74. ^ ^^ ^^ 3t^ti„„ ^i^h zeal and 

note.) This probably refers to a re-issue ^^^^^^^ ^ 

of the commission of 1783. ' j_ burgoyne, LU General. 

*> Major Jessup, when pressing his 

claims in London, obtained the following Hartford st. [London], 
certificate from Gen. Burgoyne, which is ^aj-g.^se. 

now in possession of the family : — 

236 yessup Genealogy. 

years before his object was accomplished. It is thought that he 
was in London until 1789, although it will be noticed that his 
commission as lieut.-colonel of militia is dated in May, 1788. 
The letters cited below lead us to infer that he went abroad in 
1784, and that in Aug., 1786. he was on his way home. His son 
Edward is spoken of as being in London in 1789, where he had 
arrived from America not long before, and the father may have 
been delayed there until the same time. This may be inferred 
from the following curious incident that occurred during the 
last-named year (1789). Levi Allen," a Vermont loyalist, — then 
a resident of Canada, but at this time in London, — sent Major 
Edward Jessup a challenge to fight a duel, which Major Jessup 
declined to accept. The family have no record of the circum- 
stance, but the correspondence was found among Allen's papers, 
and may be read in the "Vermont Historical Gazetteer," vol. i. 
p. 572. It appears that Allen had taken offence at some dispar- 
aging remarks Major Jessup was reported to have made about 
him. He dates his challenge Aug. 12, 1789, and informs his 
opponent that he shall expect to meet him the next day at six 
o'clock in the King's new road, leading from Pimlico to Chelsea, 
with a case of pistols and a second ; and adds that a green field 
on the right hand will afford ample room. Jessup replies to 
what he calls " this extraordinary letter " that he knows very little 
about Allen, and as to " remarks prejudicial to his character," if 
he will name his informants, he will convince them they are mis- 
taken in the statements they have made. Allen complains in 
his reply that he was not met on the morning of the 13th, agree- 
ably to the appointment he had made, though he expected him 
and attended for the purpose specified, but that instead of coming 
he had sent an " evasive answer ; " and here the correspondence 

" Levi Allen was a brother of the Conn., and engaged in land speculations 

noted American patriot Col. Ethan Allen, in Vermont. Levi Allen was a man of 

Ira Allen was another brother. They all violent passions and very eccentric, 
were sons of Joseph Allen, of Litchfield, 

yoseph of Stamford. 237 

Major Edward Jessup had two children : — 

+436. Abigail, b. in Dutchess Co., N. Y., 19 April, 1761. 
+437. Edward, b. in Albany, 26 May, 1766. 

433. Joseph Jessup {Joseph^Q Edward,^ Edward'^^.wz.'s. born 
in Stamford, Conn., 20 Sept., 1737. He was with his father and 
brothers in Dutchess County, as shown by the records. His 
name is several times associated with those of his brothers as 
sharing with them in their land transactions. One document has 
been found which connects him with a member of another branch 
of the family, living in Wilton, Conn. It is recorded in the Office 
of the Secretary of State in Albany, Land Papers, vol. 59, p. 25, 
and is as follows : — 

Know all men by these presents that I, Joseph Jessup, Jun., of the 
county of Albany, yeoman, am held and firmly bound unto Blackleach 
Jesup, of the town of Norwalk, in the county of Fairfield and colony of 
Connecticut in the sum of one hundred and twenty pounds current money 
in the province of New York ; to be paid unto the said Blackleach Jesup, 
or to his certain attorney, executors. . . . Dated the sixteenth day of Feb- 
ruary, 1774. . . . The consideration of the obligation is such, that whereas 
the said Blackleach Jesup hath given a bond bearing date with this bond to 
the said Joseph Jessup, Jun., for the performance of several payments and 
things to the said Joseph Jessup, Jun., for certain lands as is therein men- 
tioned and set forth : that if the said Joseph Jessup, Jun., shall well and truly 
make and execute a good and lawful deed to the said Blackleach Jesup 
for such lands as is recited above, within three months after the same shall 
be granted by letters patent, upon the said Blackleach Jesup fulfilling all 
his promises in said bond, then this obligation to be void. . . . 

Sealed and delivered in presence of us, Joseph Jessup, Jun. 

Eben'' Jesup. _ 

Ann Dodfrey. 

The above refers to a part of lot 24 in the so-called Totten and 
Crossfield purchase, which lay probably in the wilderness of what 
is now Warren Co., N. Y. Blackleach was the first cousin of 
Joseph, Jr., — son of his uncle Edward. 

238 yessup Genealogy. 

Joseph held a captain's commission in the regiment of loyalists 
commanded by his brother. He was with this body of troops 
at Isle aux Noix in the Richlieu or St. John's River (their head- 
quarters), until 1783. . He then settled at Sorel, on land given by 
the British Government, but afterward when his brothers removed 
to Grenville County, he located in the adjoining county of Leeds, 
at Ehzabethtown (Brockville), where he owned mills. He died 
there, 13 Dec. 1821, aged eighty-four, and is buried in Prescott" 

434. Ebenezer Jessup {Joseph,^ Edward,^ Edward'^^, born 
in Stamford, Conn., 31 July, 1739; married his cousin Elizabeth, 
daughter of Jonathan Dibble, and sister of Abigail, the wife of 
his brother Edward. She was born in Stamford (parish of Stan- 
wich), 25 April, 1745, and died in Calcutta, India, 25 Aug., 1813. 
He, also, was then in India, where he had been living for twenty- 
three years, most of the time in government employ, having re- 
tired from office only four years previously. He without doubt 
died there, and probably in 1818; as his grandson, in a letter of 
Aug. 28th of that year, announced to Major-Gen. Jesup, U. S. A., 
at Washington, the death of his father. Colonel Jessup, and stated 
that he had but recently arrived in this country. 

The history of this family after the Revolution is a very event- 
ful one, and it is to be regretted that the materials at hand con- 
cerning it are so limited. A few letters and papers in the hands 
of family friends in this country and England, and some remi- 
niscences connected with their visits on this side the ocean, to- 
gether with a few records which connect them with the various 
and remote points where they found homes, are all that remain. 

Col. Ebenezer Jessup went to London in 1783. His family (as 
shown by their letters given below) joined him there, from Quebec, 
in the summer of 1787. His only son, Henry James Jessup, went 
abroad with him. For one year the family lived in London. The 
next year was spent at Woolwich, about nine miles from the city. 
Meanwhile he had adjusted his claims against the British Govern- 
ment for indemnity for losses during the Revolution. He, as well 

" Statement of Dr. H. D. Jessup, of Prescott, his grand-nephew. 

Joseph of Stamford. 239 

as his brothers, must have received a very considerable grant of 
land in Canada, as in 1818 his grandson, J. H. B. Jessup, then in 
the United States, sells to Charles Smyth, of Albany, N. Y., 5,000 
acres in the District of Johnstown, in Upper Canada. This land 
was located in the vicinity where his brothers settled. 

In 1788 he obtained a grant of the coat of arms prefixed to 
the present chapter, which may now be seen duly recorded at the 
College of Arms in London, together with the accompanying 
pedigree. This pedigree furnishes some facts not elsewhere re- 
corded. It omits some names, and the Edward Jessup with which 
it begins was the son, and not the grandson, of the emigrant ances- 
tor. It is a matter of regret that the evidence which then appeared 
satisfactory as to the connection of the American family with that- 
of Broom Hall, Yorkshire, as well as the connection between the 
family of Humphrey Hyde, of Fairfield, Conn., and the Clarendon- 
Hydes, had not been preserved as an aid in identifying the Eng- 
lish ancestry of both these famihes.« The seal of Colonel Jessup 

« A handsomely emblazoned copy of of the same Province, hath represented 

the original patent of armorial bearings unto the Most Noble Charles Duke of 

granted Colonel Jessup having been very Norfolk, Earl Marshal and hereditary 

kindly furnished by his grandson, the late Marshal of England, that his F^n^lj have 

Maior-Gen. John T. Boileau, a copy is been for several generations estabhshed 

herewith appended : - in North America and have used similar 

To All and Singular to whom these pres- Arms to those of the Family of Jessup ot 
ents shall come. Sir Isaac Heard, Knight, the County of York, from which, accord- 
Garter Principal King of Arms, and ing to tradition, they have descended, 
Thomas Lock, Esquire, Clarenceux King but being, from the circumstance of their 
of Arms of the South, East, and West early migration and long residence m 
Parts of England, from the River Trent America and the unfortunate loss of his 
Southward, send Greeting : Whereas family papers, unable at this time without 
Ebenezer Jessup, of Hudyer Street in great difficulty and trouble to prove the 
the Parish of St. Margaret, Westminster, connection, he requested the favor of his 
Esqr., late Lieutenant-Colonel Comman- Grace's Warrant for our confirming and 
dant of the King's Loyal American Regi- exemplifpng the said Arms with such 
ment, third son of Joseph Jessup of Fair- variation as may be necessary, quarterly 
field in the Province of Connecticut in with those of Hyde in memory of his said 
North America, by Abigail his wife, daugh- Grandmother Elizabeth Hyde, to be borne 
ter of Henry James of the said Province, by him and his descendants and the de- 
but originally from Wales, and grandson scendants of his said Father, Joseph Jes- 
of Edward Jessup bv Elizabeth his wife, sup, deceased, according to the laws of 
daughter and heir of John Hyde, Esquire, Arms. And forasmuch as the said Earl 


yessMp Genealogy. 

is, of necessity, identical with that of his brother, Major Edward, 
which has already been given. 

In 1790, Colonel Jessup received an official appointment and 
went to Calcutta, in India, and died there about the year 181 8. 
Besides his wife, his daughters Elizabeth (Mrs. Alexander Wright), 
Leah (Mrs. Thomas Boileau), and Deborah (Mrs. Smyth) were 
with him in India. The remaining children appear to have re- 
mained in England. 

The following letters " give a better insight into the history 
of the family and of the times in which they lived than can 
be obtained from any other source and are worthy of being 
given in full. The writers were daughters of Col. Ebenezer 
Jessup and the letters were addressed to their maternal uncle 
George Dibble, of Stamford (Stanwich), Conn., and to his daugh- 
ter Sarah, afterwards Mrs. James Waring, of Stamford (Long 

Marshal did by warrant under his hand 
and seal bearing date the eighteenth day 
of March last authorize and direct us 
to confirm and exemplify such Armorial 
Ensigns, accordingly Know Ye therefore 
that We the said Garter and Clarenceux 
in pursuance of the consent of the said 
Earl Marshal and by virtue of the let- 
ters patent of our several offices to each 
of us respectively granted under the 
Great Seal of Great Britain, do by these 
Presents confirm, exemplify, and grant 
to the said Ebenezer Jessup the Arms fol- 
lowing, that is to say: — Quarterly, First 
and Fcnirth , Barry of Six Azure and Argent, 
nine Mullets pierced Or, three, three and 
three for Jessup ; Second and Third, Gules 
a Chet'cron Erminois between three Loz- 
enges Or, on a Canton Argent a sword erect 
f roper for Hyde, and for the Crest of Jessup 
on a Wreath of the colours, in a Maunch 
Sable charged with three mullets pierced Or, 
a dexter arm, the hand gi-asping a sword 
proper, pomel and hilt gold, to be borne and 
used for ever hereafter by him, the said 

Ebenezer Jessup and his descendants, and 
by those of his said father Joseph Jessup, 
with due and proper differences according 
to the laws of Arms without the let or in- 
terruption of any person or persons what- 
soever. In witness wherof We the said 
Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms, 
have to these presents subscribed our 
names and affixed the seal of our several 
Offices this tenth day of April, in the 
twenty-eighth year of the reign of our 
Sovereign Lord George the Third, by the 
Grace of God King of Great Britain, 
France, and Ireland, Defender of the 
Faith, &c., and in the year of our Lord 
one thousand seven hundred and eighty- 
(Signed) Isaac Heard, Kt., 

Garter King of Arms. 
Thomas Lock, Clarenceux. 

" These letters are furnished by Mrs. 
Jonathan M. Hall (Sarah Dibble Waring) 
of .Stamford, and were addressed to her 
mother, and to her maternal grandfather. 

Joseph of Stamford. 241 

Quebec, Nov. i, 17S6. 

Dear Cousin, — I have just heard of an opportunity of writing to you, 
which I gladly avail myself of to ask you how you and all our dear friends 
are, and to tell you that we are all in very good health. I heard a few days 
since from my Uncle Joseph [Jessup] ; he lives in the same place my 
Aunt Abby does [Mrs. Edward Jessup]. He tells me my cousin Abby 
Walker [daughter of Edward Jessup] . . . has three children now; the 
two eldest are boys. I went to visit them the winter before last ; they are 
really very fine children. We had a letter from Aunt Sarah [Sarah Dibble, 
Mrs. Simpson] from St. John, New Brunswick. She was very well the 
first of last month ; but I suppose you hear from her much oftener than 
we possibly can. She tells us she often hears from you all, that you were 
all in very good health lately, which intelligence gave the greatest pleasure, 
I assure you, for we had not heard from you in so long that we were afraid 
something was the matter with some of the family. But I hope your silence 
was owing to want of opportunity, and not to sickness or any accident. 

We have heard frequently from my father [Col. Ebenezer Jessup] this 
summer. He has settled the business for which he went on to England, 
and he has sent for us to go to him, which we mean to do early the next 
summer. We wished much to have gone this fall ; but the season is too 
far advanced now, and we are waiting for my uncle Edward [Jessup] to 
arrive here before we go. He sailed from London the 24th of August. 
We are afraid he will not arrive this year, as the Capt. of the ship was 
never here, and this is a dangerous river for people that are unacquainted 
with it to come up so late in the year as this. Many people think they 
will be obliged to put into Halifax to winter, but I hope that will not be 
the case. I am sure my aunt will be very uneasy if she does not see my 
uncle this fall, and I really begin to fear she \vill not. He has been in 
England two years, and my father has been there three, and it will be 
near a year longer before we can possibly see him. My brother [Henry 
James Jessup] is with him, and it is very probable he will settle in London. 
I don't know what part of England my father means to settle his family 
in ; but for two years hence, I dare say we will live in London. Tho' I 
wish very much to be with my father, as it is very disagreeable keeping 
up two families as we have done for several years past, yet I shall feel a 
very sincere regret at leaving this place. We came strangers into Canada, 
and we have found many valuable friends and agreeable acquaintances, 


242 yessup Genealogy. 

from whom we have received the greatest politeness and hospitaUty. I 
am very grateful for the many favors and civilities our friends have shown 
us, tho' our situation has been such as not to allow us to return their 
civilities ; yet I hope some future day will enable us in some measure to 
repay them. We have a pleasing prospect before us just now ; my father 
has received some compensation from government for his lost estate, but 
what it is I have not heard ; but his half-pay as Lieut.-Colonel, with a 
small additional income, will make us very comfortable. My mother and 
sisters join me in best love to my dear grandmother, uncle, and aunt, not 
forgetting yourself, and all your sisters and brothers. I hope to have the 
pleasure of hearing from you very soon. I seldom have opportunities, or 
I would write oftener. 

Leah Jessup. 

Woolwich, Kent, Aug. 30, 1789. 

My dear Cousin, — I have deferred writing to you for some time in 
hopes of having it in my power to answer your letter by Edward Jessup ; " 
but though he says he put it up very carefully with his clothes, he has not 
been able to find it again. Tho' I am disappointed of the pleasure of 
reading your letter, I assure you I am very sincerely obliged to you for 
writing to me. It made us very happy to hear from my uncle that you 
were all in good health. We were particularly happy to find that no bad 
consequences have arisen from my dear grandmother's having broken her 
arm some time ago, — a circumstance that gave great uneasiness to my 
mother and the rest of our family. I hope she will continue to enjoy 
health and every happiness, as well as your father, mother, and the rest of 
your family, to each of whom my father, mother, and sisters join me in 
best love and good wishes. 

We were sorry to hear my uncle has been so much troubled by the 
Americans. It is difficult to say who fared the worst, — those who remained 
with their estates or those who left them ; but certain it is, the Loyalists 
in general have great reason to lament there ever having been an American 

We have been in England two years. I have travelled over a great part 
of it, and think it a most beautiful country. We hved in London the first 

° This Edward Jessup was the son of " Major Edward," and the cousin of the 

writer of the letter. 

yoseph of Stamford. 243 

year, since when we have been within nine miles of that great city. The 
house we now occupy is most pleasantly situated. It stands on a hill, 
and commands a view of the Thames, which is one of the largest rivers in 
England, and is constantly full of ships sailing to and from London. We 
can see St. Paul's Church (which is the largest in England) , Westminster 
Abbey (in which most of the Kings of England are buried), and many 
other buildings in London. We have good gardens and a large field 
belonging to this house, which we have taken a long lease of; but with all 
these advantages we find it very expensive living in England, for almost 
everything we eat, drink, or wear is taxed. 

My brother has been married a year and a half; his lady was brought 
to bed of a son a few days ago. I have four sisters ; the youngest is 
nearly six years old, so that in all probability my mother will not increase 
her family. She is still a very handsome woman, though her hair is as 
white as snow. She enjoys good health, as does my father, at present. 
They again desire to be most affectionately remembered to my grand- 
mother and all the family. I hope soon to hear from you, my dear cousin. 
You will please direct to me at Woolwich, in the County of Kent. Give 
my love to all your family, and believe me, 

Your affectionate cousin, 

Leah Jessup. 
To Miss Sarah Dibble, Stamford. 

14 Aug., 1814. 
My dear Uncle, — I now write to inform you of the melancholy event 
which has taken place in our family, of the death of my dear mother, your 
sister Elizabeth, who died the 25th of August, 18 13. I had a letter lately 
from my sister Deb. (who is married to Mr. Smyth), giving me an account 
of it. She was with my dear mother and nursed her with filial affection, I 
am sure, during her illness, which lasted only five days. She was taken 
from the dinner-table senseless, and remained so all the time she lived ; a 
stroke of the palsy is said to be the cause. My sister wrote to me that she 
and my father had procured the best advice Calcutta affords, and that they 
spared no expense in providing her every necessary comfort, which is cer- 
tainly to me a great consolation under this heavy affliction. There was never 
a better Christian or parent. My father is tolerably well, but has not been 
out of his house for four years, which is more from habit than from any 

244 yessup Genealogy. 

cause. The hot climate of India does not disagree with him ; he has had 
time to try it, having been there 23 years, which is a pretty good proof. 

My eldest sister, Leah Boileau, a widow with five boys and two daughters, 
lives at Bury St. Edmunds, a handsome town in Suffolk, and 8 miles from 
where my husband has a small living. We see her and her family often. 
She is well situated, and much respected for her good care and manage- 
ment of her family ; for having had a good education she teaches them a 
great deal at home. I am at present at Margate, a seaport town, for the 
purpose of bathing my large family ; for tho' I have but three daughters 
living, I have the care of four of my sister Elizabeth's sons, who with her 
husband, Mr. Wright, is in India. The youngest boy and one of my girls 
require sea air and bathing, for which purpose I am here with my young 
ones to pass their hoUdays, five weeks. I hope they may benefit by it, for 
the expense is great. 

I have a very small house, for three guineas per week, and every article 
of food full as dear as in London. We already experience the happy 
effects of a peace with the Continent ; vessels are coming in continually 
with provisions from foreign markets, which I hope will reduce the price 
here. I have to-day bought a quarter of lamb at one shilling a pound* 
beef and mutton ten and a half pence, — somewhat dearer than it was when 
I saw you last at Albany in 1777, which I can just remember. I mentioned 
our having a small living in Suffolk, which is beautifully situated and has a 
good neighborhood, where I pass most of my time, seven months in the 
year, because my children are not healthy if I live four months together in 

We have in the country every convenience and comfort of life. We 
only occupy fourteen acres of land, so that we farm it in a very small way ; 
but it amuses my husband a little when he can get to Somerton, in the 
way he likes, and is conducive to his health, which is not very good owing 
to his having had too much to do in his professional line, and his being 
obliged to be a great deal of his time in London, for there the greatest 
part of his income arises. 

Pray give my love to all your family and believe me ever your affectionate 


S. Maddy. 

Dr. Maddy begs to add his love to yourself and family. Please direct 
to 229 Piccadilly, London. 

yoseph of Stamford. 245 

My Dear Sir, — Accept my love and distribute a portion of the same 
between your good wife, daughters, and sons. Believe me, I shall always 
be happy to hear from you. 

Yours affectionately, J. ALaddy. 

To George Dibble, Esq., 
Stamford, (Stanwich), mar New York, America. 

16 Argyle Street, May 12, 1816. 

My Dear Cousin, — When I received your kind letter, dated almost a 
year ago, we were extremely busy in moWng from Piccadilly to No. 16 
Argyle St., a most comfortable house indeed, and immediately after to our 
cottage in Suffolk, where we pass every summer. I left your letter in 
London and did not know your address, or should have acknowledged the 
receipt of it sooner. I was sorry to hear of the death of my dear uncle. 
He was the only one of your family I ever saw. I remember him per- 
fectly well, tho' so long ago as 1777, when I was seven years old. I 
also remember my grandmother, but I was younger the time she was 
in Albany. 

I shall be obliged to you if you will take the trouble to enquire what my 
grandmother's grandfather Hyde's Christian name was, and what part of 
the Clarendon family he belonged to. I should be glad hkewise to know 
something respecting my ancestors the Jessups and Dibbles, as I know 
very little about my family, and it certainly would be a gratification to me 
to know more, if I can obtain information without its being too great an 
inconvenience to you. 

We have had a very unhealthy winter ; a vast number of people have 
died, and many suddenly. My sister Boileau has lost a son, a very clever, 
industrious boy of 1 3 years old, who was always at the head of his class 
and shewed a most excellent example to his brothers and sisters. She has 
now six children and is a widow. She is going in midsummer next to 
France, in order to educate her daughter Ann, and as it mil be an advan- 
tage to our girls to go also. Dr. Maddy purposes sending Mary and Susan 
for one year, as they will acquire a pure French accent which cannot be 
obtained in England. It is quite the fashion now to go to France for 
education, but I do not think it is to be acquired better there than in 
England, only it is not so expensive, I am told. The French are a bad 

246 yessup Genealogy. 

example as to their moral conduct, but I shall base no fear on that head, 
as Mrs. Boileau is an excellent example to young people. 

I have one boy in my family who is unwell. Our physician recommends 
our going to the sea with him, and it is likely I shall accompany my sister 
to the opposite shore for six weeks during the midsummer holidays. On 
my return I shall have the pleasure of addressing you again. I have just 
returned from a jaunt to Herefordshire, my husband's native place, a 
beautiful country on the border of Wales, where the mountains are cul- 
tivated almost to their summits and the valleys are rich pasture. I was 
delighted with my excursion and regretted leaving the country to pass 
another six weeks in London at this season of the year, just when the fruit- 
trees are going to blossom. It is a cyder country, and of course there 
are large orchards. 

If you should send your son to England Dr. M. and myself will be happy 
to show him any civility in our power. You will find it expensive, but I 
suppose you have informed yourself on that subject ; if not I will most 
willingly inform you the first opportunity. 

I have heard from the last vessels from India that my sister and brother- 
in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Wright, are going to take America in their route to 
England, as my sister has a desire to see her native country before she 
finally settles here. I have the care of her four boys : it is the oldest who 
is so unwell as to require the sea air and bathing, which I hope will be of 
service to him. Dr. M. and our three girls unite with me in love to your- 
self and family, also to all your sisters and brothers ; and believe me always 
your affectionate cousin, 

S. MaddY' 

I forgot to mention that I know nothing of our relations in Canada. 
We have not had any intercourse by letters for years past. I wrote a few 
years ago, but had no answer to my letter. I mean to make another trial 
soon ; I may have better success. 

S. M. 
To Mrs. James Waring, Long Ridge, Stamford, State of Connecticut. 
Care of Postmaster, Stamford, America. 

There are in the above letters a number of topics that call for 
a passing comment. While the loyalists received very consider- 
able aid from their Government, it was often a slow and tedious 

yoseph of Stamford. 247 

process to secure it, requiring of them a personal presentation of 
their claims at the English capital. 

It is pleasant to note the kindness of the Canadian residents 
to those who were so suddenly deprived of their homes and 
means of living ; and that while the war is spoken of with regret, 
there is no expressed bitterness or enmity toward those who had 
been the means of their expulsion. Indeed, doubt is expressed 
whether those who remained on their estates were any better off 
than those who left them. This opinion, coming from the young 
daughter of one who had felt the full violence of the storm, must 
have been the sentiment of many around her, rather than exclu- 
sively her own ; and the course of events showed there was a just 
foundation for this opinion. 

It required only a short residence in England to give them a 
practical view of the difference between the cost of living where 
everything they ate, drank, or wore was taxed, and living in 
Quebec, where the half-pay of a retired lieut.-colonel " with a 
small additional income " was thought to be sufficient to make 
the family " very comfortable." It was this pressure, probably, 
which resulted in the removal of the parents and some of the 
children to India. 

At a much later date (1816), one of the daughters, then the 
wife of a largely beneficed clergyman of the Church of England, 
gives us her views as to the fashionable education of the day, and 
her decided preference for an education at home rather than one 
in France ; and adds what was doubtless her main and sufficient 
reason for the sentiment, — her strong disapproval of the French 
standard of morality. Incidental references like the above are 
valuable contributions to veritable history. 

Col. Jessup had six children, all born in America, the youngest 
certainly in Canada : — 

+438. Henry James, b. 18 March, 1762, in Dutchess Co., New York. 
4-439. Leah, b. 7 Sept.^ 1767. 
+440. Sarah, b. 1770. 

248 yes sup Genealogy. 

+441. Elizabeth, b. 1772. 

442. Deborah (Mrs. Smyth), who was with her mother in Calcutta 

in 1813, at the time of her death, and who with her husband 
resided there. She returned to England in 1807 on account 
of her health, but went back to India. 

443. Mary Ann Clarendon," who was nearly six years old " the 30th 

of August, 1789." This daughter's name appears only in 
connection with the chart containing the pedigree of the 
family, given elsewhere. 

436. Abigail Jessup {Edward, ^'^^ Joseph^ Edward, Ed- 
ward'^), born 19 April, 1761, in Dutchess Co., N. Y. ; married in 
1 78 1 James Walker, surgeon, of Sorel, Canada, and the family- 
resided there. Dr. Walker was born and received his education 
in Ireland. 

They had three sons and several daughters : — 

444. Hambleton Walker, b. in Canada, 15 July, 1782, was a bar- 

rister-at-law in the Province of Upper Canada, and judge of 
what was then kno\vn as the District of Johnstown and Bath- 
urst. He was also clerk of the peace, and in 1824 a member 
of Parliament. He d. Sept., 1830. 

445. Edward Walker, b. July, 1784, was a la\vyer, and resided at 

Kingston. In the war between England and the United 
States in 181 2-15, he was a captain in the English army, 
and fell at the battle of Lundy's Lane, July 25, 18 14. He 
probably had no intimation even that a kinsman of his. Major 
(afterward Major- General) Thomas S. Jesup., U. S. A., was 
fighting as gallantly in that bloody contest upon the opposite 

"The name "Clarendon," retained chapter.) The eccentric Lord Cornbury, 

also by the branch of the family resident Governor of New York 1702-1708, was 

in Canada, was suggested by a traditional Edward Hyde, a grandson of the first 

connection between Humphrey Hyde, of Earl above mentioned. And very curi- 

Fairfield, Connecticut, and the family of ously, the heiress of the Hydes of Norbury, 

Edward Hyde, the first Earl of Clarendon ancestors of the Clarendon-Hydes, was 

and the famous prime minister of Charles the wife of George Clarke, Governor of 

II. (See coat of arms prefixed to this New York 1736-1743. 

Joseph of Stamford, 249 

445*. jAiiES Walker, b. Dec, 1788; d. 18 71 in Sorel, where he 
resided. He was a farmer. His daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth 
Walker Nelson, of Sorel, died in 1882. Her husband was a 

446. Phebe W.\lker, b. Oct., 1786, who had daughters, Elizabeth, 
Sophia, and Susan. 
There were other daughters who died many years since, but 
nothing further has been ascertained; though many de- 
scendants of Dr. James Walker are known to be still living 
in Canada, one of whom is James Archibald Walker, of 

437. Edward Jessup {Edward,^^ Joseph,^ Edward,'^ Ed- 
ward'^), born 26 May, 1766, in Albany, N. Y. ; married Susannah, 
only daughter of Simeon Covell," of Augusta township (Prescott), 
Granville Co., Canada, who died 13 May, 1846, in her 71st year. 
They resided in Prescott, where he died, 4 Nov., 181 5, in his 
50th year, and both are buried there. At the close of the 
Revolution he held a lieutenant's commission in " Jessup's Loyal 
Rangers," and retired on half-pay, receiving his quota of land 
with the other loyalists. After his death his widow received a 

He was always more or less in public life. He was commis- 
sioned "Clerk of the Peace* for the district of Johnstown in the 
Province of Upper Canada," by " Peter Hunter, Lieut.-Gov. of 
Upper Canada." This commission is dated Jan. i, 1800. He 
was lieut.-colonel in the First Regiment of Militia in the County 
of Leeds and district of Jamestown, commissioned Jan. 2, 1809, 

" Simeon Covell was himself a loy- the Courts of Quarter Sessions. Returns 

alist, of Cherry Valley, N. Y. He was of the proceedings of Quarter Sessions 

a captain in Lieut.-Col. John Peters's have to be made to him. He keeps a 

Queen's Loyal Rangers, and was at the record of all fines inflicted in this court 

battle of Bennington, Vt., Aug. i6, 1777. and the Police Court, and also of stolen 

("Hadden's Journal," p. 74, note.) Capt. goods. In addition to this, he is required 

Covell died in Prescott, Canada, March to keep a general register of all fines in- 

12, 1798, in his 50th year. flicted by Justices of the Peace. — Canada 

^ The Clerk of the Peace deals more letter, 1884. 
particularly with the Police Courts and 

250 yes sup Genealogy. 

by "Francis Gore, Lieut.-Gov. of the Province of Upper Canada," 
Both of these documents are still preserved. Also, after the di- 
vision of Canada into two provinces in 179 1, he was a member of 
the first Parliament of Upper Canada. 

He had seven children, all born in Prescott : — 

+447. Edward, b. 13 June, 1801. 
448. George Covell, b. 25 Feb., 1803 ; d. in Prescott, 21 Feb., 1830, 
aged 2 7 years. Unmarried. 
+449. James, b. 28 July, 1804. 
+450. Hamilton Dibble, b. 2 May, 1806. 
+451. Anna Maria, b. 29 May, 1808. 
452. Henry Joseph, b. 2 Oct., 18 10, d. 1864, in Prescott, and with 
his two children (infants) Hes buried in the cemetery there. 
+453. Eliza, b. 12 June, 18 13. 

438. Henry James Jessup {Ebenezer,^^^ Joseph^ Edward,'^ 
Edzvard'^) was born 18 March, 1762, in Dutchess Co., New York, 
and an only son. He is styled in the pedigree of the family " Bar- 
rister, Solicitor, Advocate and Attorney-at-Law by Commission 
in the Province of Quebec." He went with his father to London 
in 1783. Jan. 20, 1788, he married Lady Anna Maria Bowes,* 
daughter of John Lyon Bowes, the ninth earl of Strathmore in 
Scotland. She died 29 March, 1832.* 

Henry James Jessup was living in London the latter part of 
the year 1789, when his eldest child was born; very few facts, 
however, respecting his subsequent history or that of his family 
have come to light In 1798 it appears that he received from 

« The mother of Anna Maria Bowes, side. Her husband died in the King's 

the daughter of George Bowes of Gibside, Bench Prison ten years later. He had 

Durham was the greatest heiress of her been there twenty-two years, imprisoned 

day. She married for her second husband for debt by his own lawyers. His wife's 

an Irish adventurer, from whose extrava- family recovered their estates, and their 

gance and abuse she escaped only by an principal residence, Glamis Castle, has 

appeal to Lord Mansfield and the law. many strange traditions and mysteries 

She died during the first part of the pres- connected with it. — New York Times, 

ent century and was, by her own request, 187-. 

buried in Westminster Abbey, attired in *> Burke's Peerage, Strathmore. 
court dress with a silver trumpet by her 

yoseph of Stamford. 25 1 

the English Government the appointment of " Searcher of Cus- 
toms " at Cape Town in South Africa. A copy of his commis- 
sion, obtained from the Enghsh Colonial Office at Cape Town 
(1883), is as follows: — 

By his Excellency, George, Earl of Macartney, Viscount Macartney 
of Dervock, Baron Macartney of Lissanoun, in the Kingdom of Ireland, 
Baron Macartney of Parkhurst and of Auckinleck in the Kingdom of Great 
Britain, Knight of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, Knight of the 
Most Ancient and Royal Order of the White Eagle, One of His Majesty's 
Most Honourable Privy Council, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of His 
Majesty's Castle, Town, and Settlement of the Cape of Good Hope in South 
Africa, and of the Territories and Dependencies thereof, and Ordinary and 
Vice Admiral of the Same, 

To Henry James Jessiip, EsqW. 

By virtue of the Powers and Authorities vested m me, I have consti- 
tuted and appointed and by these presents constitute and appoint You, 
Henry James Jessup, Esq'r, Chief Searcher of the Customs at the Several 
Ports and Harbours of and belonging to the Settlement of the Cape of Good 
Hope in South Africa, to have, hold, exercise, and enjoy the said office or 
place of Chief Searcher of the Customs for and during His Majesty's pleas- 
ure, and your residence within the said Settlement, together with a salary 
of i^6oo Sterling a year, and one hundred Pounds in addition in lieu of 
all Claims and extra charges, whatsoever and of all fees, perquisites, allow- 
ances, profits, and emoluments belonging to said Office of Chief Searcher 
of the Customs, the said Salary and additional allowance to commence the 
first day of January last. Nevertheless You are to keep an exact and reg- 
ular account of the said fees, and to pay the amount thereof as You shall 
be directed, once in every quarter, to be applied according to His Majesty's 
instructions to me thereupon. You are also to enter into any Ship Bottom, 
Boat or other Vessel (and also in the daytime upon information) into any 
House or other place whatsoever, not only within the aforesaid Ports or 
Harbours but also within any other Port or Place whatsoever, there to make 
diligent search and in case of resistance to break open any trunk, chest, 
case, package whatsoever, for any prohibited goods, wares, or merchandise, 

252 Jessup Genealogy. 

or whereof the Duties or Customs have not been duly paid, and the 
same to seize, and to lodge or secure the same in the Warehouse 
of the Port nearest to the Place of seizure, to be disposed of accord- 
ing to the present usage of this Colony, until the same shall be 
altered by any subsequent regulation, in which premises You are to 
proceed in such manner as the Law directs, hereby ordering and re- 
quiring all and every His Majesty's Officers and Servants, and all others 
whom it may concern to be aiding and assisting to You in all things 
as becometh. 

Given under my hand and seal at the Castle of Good Hope, this 9th day 
of February, 1 798. 

By His Excellency's Command, 

A. Barnard, Secretary. 

How long he remained in Cape Town it is impossible to 
say, but it could not have been longer than 1802, when Cape 
Colony was restored to Holland. A family letter written by 
his cousin George Dibble, Jr., of Stamford, dated " New York 
city, 27 Feb., 1798," and addressed "Henry J. Jessup, Esqr., 
Cape of Good Hope," and the reference in the letter to one 
which had been forwarded to New York by Lady Jessup for 
her husband, makes it very possible that before going to the 
Cape he came to this country. He was certainly in this coun- 
try in 1806, and on the 31st of January of that year died at 
the house of his uncle, George Dibble, in Stanwich, Conn., 
and lies buried in the Dibble family burial-ground near the 
residence of Wm. H. Hobby. This burial-ground is now on 
land owned by the late Charles Brush and has long been used 
by the Brush Family and carefully preserved by them. The 
tombstone reads, — 

" In Memory of 

Henry J. Jessup, 

who departed this life 

the 31st of January 1806 in 

the 44th year of his age." 

yoseph of Stamford. 253 

Among the articles of value left by him to his friends was a 
carnelian seal now in the possession of his cousin James B. 
Cooper, of Babylon, N. Y., upon which is engraved 
the same crest and motto as that now used by 
his grandfather's family, in both this country and 

Henry James Jessup appears to have had five 
children, as shown by a statement made in 1838 by his sister, 
Mrs. Leah Boileau, and which is given in full in the record of 
her family below. 

The name of only one child is known : — 

454. John Henry Bowes, b. in Somerset St., Portman Sq., London, 
August, 1789 (See Pedigree). This son is said to have been 
a midshipman on board the " Victory " with Lord Nelson at 
the battle of Trafalgar, Oct. 21, 1805. Among the papers of 
the late Major-General Jesup (in 1880) a letter was found from 
him, dated Aug. 28, 1818, announcing the death of his grand- 
father. Col. Ebenezer Jessup, and his own arrival in this coun- 
try. He then wished his letters addressed " to the care of 
Benjamin Armitage, 54 Pine Street, New York city." While 
here he sells for one thousand dollars to Charles Smyth of 
Albany, N. Y., a tract of land containing "5,000 acres in the 
township of Elizabethtown and district of Johnstown in the 
province of upper Canada, as shown by " Memorial of Deed," 
dated Nov. i, 18 18, now on file in the Registry Office of the 
County of Leeds, " Liber G., Memorial No. 343." This must 
have been land donated his grandfather for services in the 
Revolution. In this deed he designates himself as " of the 
city of London, Gentleman, but now in the city of New 
York, son of Henry James Jessup and of the Right Hon- 
orable Anna Maria Jessup, sister of the present Earl of 
Strathmore, and daughter of the Countess of Strathmore, of 
Birdhill House, Durham, Great Britain, and also grandson 
of Col. Ebenezer Jessup, father of the said Henry James 
Jessup," etc. This young man died not long after in the city 
of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

254 yessup Genealogy. 

455. A daughter (Mrs. George Macilvain). No children. 

456. A daughter (Mrs. Davidson), living in 1838. No children. 
Two sons, not living in 18 18, and the entire family apparently 


439. Leah Jessup {Ebenezer,^^^ yoseph^ Edward^ Edward'^) 
was born 7 Sept, 1767, in America, and probably in Albany Co., 
in the Colony of New York. She went with her parents to Eng- 
land, and either while there or subsequently in India married 
Thomas Boileau, and resided in Calcutta. He was an Attorney 
and Solicitor and practised in the Supreme Court of Judicature 
at Calcutta in Bengal, where he died 11 June, 1806, aged 51 
years, 6^ months. After her husband's death, Mrs. Boileau, 
with her t\vo sons, John Peter and John Theophilus, returned 
to England on board the ship " Hugh Inglis," Captain Fairfax, 
which sailed from Calcutta in February, 1807. Her sister Mrs. 
Deborah Smith, who was in failing health, returned to England at 
the same time. In 1813 she was living in easy circumstances at 
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. Her sister writes of her the follow- 
ing year that she is " well situated and much respected for her 
good care and management of her family ; for having had a good 
education she teaches them a great deal at home." After the 
battle of Waterloo in 18 16 she went over to France with a portion 
of her own family, some of the children of Mrs. Maddy and of 
Mrs. Wright accompanying her. Mrs. Boileau died in London, 
22 June, 1845, aged 78 years. 

The following statement made by Mrs. Boileau, written at the 
request of her son Simeon John Boileau, furnishes some additional 
items of family history, and it is given nearly in full. It is dated 
8 July, 1838: — 

"In answer to your enquiries about my father, Lieut.-Colonel Eben- 
ezer Jessup's property, I can state to you that it was in the Province 
of New York in America, and a part of it was in and near Albany ; 
but the whole was lost by his taking part in favor of the British 

Joseph of Stamford, 255 

♦' My father raised a regiment at his own expense," and went with it to 
Canada, and commanded it during the whole of the American war. He 
was in the campaign with General Burgoyne, and was taken prisoner with 
his army, after which he returned to Canada with his regiment, and upon 
the Americans breaking their treaty,^ he ser%-ed again actively during the 
remainder of the war. On his first quitting Albany to go to Canada, my 
father buried all the deeds and papers which regarded his estates, to secure 
them against the plunder of the Americans, hoping to return in time to save 
them from being spoiled ; but the war having taken an adverse turn, he was 
so long absent that upon their being opened they were illegible, and from 
this circumstance he wanted proof of much of his claims against the Gov- 
ernment for his lost property. The American Congress were so exasper- 
ated against him for the part he took in favor of the British Government, 
that they outlawed his person and confiscated his property, which they 
valued at ;^i 50,000 = when they put it up for sale. My father received a 
very trifling compensation for all this great property (I think only about 
^2,000), nor did the Government pay him for the expense of raising the 
regiment, which I have heard him say cost him about ;^ 2,000. 

" At the conclusion of the war my father's regiment (The King's Loyal 
Americans) were put on half-pay, and as a compensation for services had 
lands allotted them in Upper Canada. My father's portion as Lieut.- 
Colonel Commandant was a thousand acres, and was located somewhere 
near Yorktown (now Toronto) ; but from my father not choosing to settle 
there with his family, and from neglecting to cultivate it, this property was 
not secured to him. All this I state from memory only. His property in 
Canada was lost by his owm neglect to cultivate it as required of all the 
settlers. His claims for losses in the war were sent in to the Government 
in 1 783 when the war closed, and for these, as I have said, he received only 
a nominal compensation. 

" My brother Henry James Jessup's only surviving and eldest son, John, 
went to New York to endeavor to recover some part of his father's estate, 
which not being able to do he thoughtlessly sold his right for a mere trifle,— 
I think I heard it was only ^^is,"* — and he died there not long after. 

o His two brothers also bore their <^ These figures much too large, even 
share in raising this regiment, and were if they represented the depreciated cur- 
officers in it. rency of the country. 

^ What is meant by "breaking their '^ The sum was $1000 (;;^25o), for 5,000 
treaty " is uncertain. acres in Canada, as stated in the deed re- 

ference to which is made on page 253. 

256 Jessup Genealogy. 

" My brother had three sons, all of whom died unmarried ; and two 
daughters, — the eldest, Mrs. George Macilvain, died childless ; and the 
youngest, Mrs. Davidson, is now alive, but has no issue. 

" My sister, Mrs. Alexander Wright, and her husband went to Upper 
Canada about 20 years ago, and if I remember rightly they made over their 
share and interest in the property to my cousin Edward Jessup's widow or 
some of his family." 

There were seven children, all born in India : — 

457. Thomas Ebenezer John Boileau, b. 26 Dec, 1796, d. 8 July, 

1853; was in the Madras Civil Service, and rose to be a 
Judge of one of the High Courts ; d. in London, where the 
last years of his life were passed, 8 Feb., 1853. He left two 
sons : the elder, Thomas Alfred Boileau, has for many years 
lived with his uncle, Major-General Boileau in London ; the 
younger, Archibald Johji Maddy Boileau, was in the Madras 
Engineers and rose to be a major-general. He saw con- 
siderable service in Scinde and Persia, and was chief engi- 
neer throughout the Central Indian campaign under Lord 
Strathnain. He died suddenly at Calcutta, 8 Oct., 187 1. 
Thomas Ebenezer, the father, was married three times. The 
two sons above were by his first wife. The second wife died 
childless. The third wife, a widow, resides at Eastbourne, 
and had one son only, — Despreaux jfohn Boileau, who held 
a commission in the 90th Regiment and died in the Punjaub, 
24 July, 1864. One daughter, unmarried, resides with the 
mother. All the others are married. 

458. EuzABETH Magdalen Boileau, b. 28 Feb., 1798, d. 5 Sept., 

1869, and resided chiefly in London. She m. John Ives 
Bosanguet of the Bengal Civil Service, joint magistrate of 
Nuginah, a district in Rohilcund. He died on the river 
Ganges on his way to Calcutta, 20 Dec, 1820, leaving a 
daughter who died unmarried. 

459. Simeon John Boileau, b. 23 Nov., 1799, d. 15 June, i860; 

practised as barrister in Warrington, and at Compton in Lan- 
cashire. He went to Madras in 1840, but not obtaining 
practice returned to England, and died at Egton Rectory, 15 

yoseph of Stamford. 257 

June, 1863, at the house of his father-in-law. One daughter 
survives, — the wife of Major James Bond Clarke of the 90th 
Regiment; now (1886) living at Bothwell in Scotland, but 
expecting soon to rejoin his regiment in India. He has been 
for some years adjutant of the Cameronian Scotch Rifles, 
whose head-quarters are at Glasgow. 

460. Leah Ann Boileau, b, 30 July, 1801, d. 4 March, 1880 j re- 

sided chiefly in London and was immarried. 

461. John Peter Boileau," b. Calcutta, 26 Jan., 1803 ; d. 8 Feb., 

18 16 (Bury St. Edmunds Parish Registers), to whom his 
aunt Mrs. Maddy refers, as also to his sister Ann, in one of 
her letters given above. 

462. John Theophilus Boileau, b. 26 May, 1805 ; now Major- 

General Boileau of the Royal Engineers, F. R. S., F. R. A. 
S. ; a retired officer residing in London, who has shown great 
interest in the present history, furnishing the records of the 
family of his mother here given, as well as those of his mater- 
nal aunt Mrs. Elizabeth Wright. He was gazetted ensign of 
Engineers 19 Dec, 1820, at the age of fifteen, and after the 
usual preliminaries in surveying and at Chatham, on duty 
with the corps, sailed for India, where he was in service for 
thirty-five years and eight months, including furloughs amount- 
ing to nearly three and a half years. He saw no active mil- 
itary service, being in civil employ during the above period, 
first as executive, then as superintending engineer, and lastly 
as chief engineer of the North-West Provinces of Bengal, 
From 1840 to 1847 he had charge of the Simla Magnetic 
and Meteorological Observatory, at an elevation of 7,000 feet 
above the level of the sea. The instruments for this observa- 
tory, as also those for the observatories of Madras and Singa- 
pore were made under his superintendence, and the instructions 

« An aged resident of Somerton (one Boileau, Thomas being the eldest. Also 

of Dr. Maddy's numerous livings) "re- an unmarried daughter, Ann Boileau, and 

members (1886) the burial of young Boi- a married one, Mrs. Elizabeth (Boileau) 

leau at Somerton in 1816, from the unusual Bosanguet, the latter having an invalid 

circumstance of the coffin being covered daughter." — Letter of the Rev. W. Roth- 

with light blue cloth. She remembers erham, Rector of Somerton, Suffolk, 1886. 
Simeon, Henry, and Thomas, sons of Mrs. 


258 yessup Genealogy. 

for recording the various observations were drawn up by him, 
" including the form, and having been approved by Sir John 
Herschel and Sir Edward Sabine, were adopted by the Royal 
Society, and printed for general use in India. For this work 
he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, and 
had previously been elected a Fellow of the Royal Astronomi- 
cal Society. The, records of the Simla Observatory were de- 
stroyed by fire in the port of Agra, where they had been left 
packed for transmission to England, to go with the collection 
of valuable instruments. In 1855 he was appointed military 
commandant of the corps of Bengal Engineers, and retained 
*he appointment until his retirement from the service in 1857. 
Permission to retire was granted 24 Feb., 1857, to date from 
the sailing of the ship " Marlborough," 17 March, on board of 
which ship he returned to England, arriving in July of that 
year. He has since lived in London." 

" Since the above was received from 
General Boileau himself, a copy of " The 
Royal Engineers Journal " of the ist Dec, 
1886 has been received from his son, 
Major U. S. Boileau, R. E., announcing 
the death of his father on the 7th of No- 
vember previous. The same paper con- 
tains an extended memoir which fur- 
nishes many additional facts of great 
interest, to which only a brief reference 
can here be made. 

General Boileau married, at Agra in In- 
dia, 23 April, 1829, Ann, daughter of Capt. 
Hanson, paymaster in the British service. 
Of their twelve children five are still liv- 
ing, one of whom is Major Boileau already 
mentioned, now retired and residing in 
London. General Boileau had but just 
celebrated the fifty-seventh anniversary of 
his marriage a short time before his last 
illness, when he exhibited the same elas- 
ticity of spirits which with his brave heart 
had borne him through the many trials of 
his four-score years. 

The memoir speaks of his brilliant 
promise as a lad, so fully realized in after 
years, — his failure of opportunity to dis- 

tinguish himself in the field being amply 
compensated by the distinction won as an 
engineer and man of science. Churches, 
bridges, public offices, court houses, mag- 
azines, barracks, fortifications, roads, and 
every species of public works, at a time 
when India was a virgin field for the ex- 
ercise of engineering talent, were con- 
structed by him with conspicuous success 
during the thirty-six years of his service. 
He was entrusted with the work of restor- 
ing the palaces and public buildings at 
Agra of the Mogul emperors, and es- 
pecially the well-known Taj Mahal, or 
Mausoleum of the wife of Shah Jehan, 
which latter work was finally abandoned 
on account of the great expense. When 
in charge of the Magnetic Observatory at 
Simla his old schoolmate and friend Sir 
Henry Lawrence would often spend long 
hours with him watching the stars, and 
once said to him, " Well, Boileau, my 
idea of happiness is to be your assistant 

His religion was bright and genial, 
while his faith in the doctrines of Chris- 
tianity was as earnest and trustful as 

Joseph of Stamford. 


463. Alexander Henry Edmonstone Boileau, b. 3 Feb., 1807, d. 
at Cawnapore, India, 30 June, 1862. He was also of the 
Royal (Bengal) Engineers, "a man of much capacity and 
many accomplishments, who inherited some of the poetic 
talent of his famous ancestor Jacques Boileau, some of whose 
satires he translated, and also wrote a poetic version, in five 
cantos, of the siege of Bhurtpore, at which he was present." 

when he imbibed them at his mother's 
knee. For that parent, to the latest day 
of his life, he entertained the simple and 
vivid affection of his childhood. He 
often conducted the entire services of the 
church at Simla, in the absence of the 
chaplain, and Bishop Wilson playfully 
called him his "ecclesiastical adjutant- 
general." His warm heart delighted in 
philanthropic work. Sir Henry Lawrence 
had no more earnest coadjutor in the 
founding of his famous asylum for father- 
less children at Sanawur than the subject 
of this memoir. For twenty-eight years 
(after his return to England) he was con- 
nected with the Soldiers' Daughters' 
Home at Hampstead, and for twenty- 
three years chairman of the institution. 
In 1872 he became a member of the com- 
mittee of the Royal School for the Daugh- 
ters of Officers of the Army, situated at 
Lansdown, Bath, and since i88o had been 
chairman. He was for many years a 
member of the Kensington vestry, and 
entered heartily into parish work. It 
was only a few weeks before his death 
that failing health obliged him at last to 
withdraw from the chairmanship of the 
Royal School, at which time a deputation, 
at the head of which was his old Indian 
friend. Lord Napier of Magdala, waited 
on him at his house and presented him 
with a resolution, duly engrossed, ac- 
knowledging his long period of faithful 
service. In addition to the above, a 
number of other religious and charitable 
societies shared his time and labors. 

General Boileau's versatility was no 
less remarkable than the range and scope 

of his knowledge. He always retained his 
love for the classics, and was fond of tell- 
ing the story of the beggar, who on his 
refusing him alms because he had been 
taken in a few days before, rolled out in 
a rich Irish brogue as he walked away, 
Nemo mortalium omnibus horis sapit (no 
one is wise at all times), and by this apt 
quotation from Pliny drew the desired 
coin from the General's pocket. He was 
an excellent mathematician and French 
scholar, and had read a good deal of Per- 
sian literature. Very few Englishmen 
could equal the fluency and correctness 
with which he could speak the colloquial 
Hindustani of India. His scientific attain- 
ments, specially in meteorology, magnet- 
ism and astronomy, have already been 
referred to. It was little short of mar- 
vellous that, after thirty-six years of un- 
sparing service in a tropical climate, he 
should have been able to devote twenty- 
eight years to equally arduous but gratui- 
tous labors, making sixty-four years of 
public life. There was no slackening of 
the strain on mind and body during this 
lengthened period, and he died, as he 
wished, in harness; for, like a brother- 
officer of the Engineers, the great Gordon, 
he prayed that he might not " flicker out." 
Among the interesting incidents con- 
nected with his funeral, was the presence, 
on a very inclement day, of so many per- 
sons of humble rank who could not forget 
his kindness to them, and who, with a dep- 
utation of orphan girls from the Soldiers* 
Home, came to do homage to his mem- 
ory. He was buried in Kensal Green 

26o Jessup Genealogy. 

Like his brother John Theophilus, he was perfectly familiar 
with the vernacular Hindustani. He also rose to the rank of 
major-general. He married, also, a Miss Hanson, a sister 
of the wife of his brother John Theophilus, and the marriage 
was in the same church in Simla, India, in which his brother 
was married, and of which he was the architect." 

440. Sarah Jessup {Ebenezer, ^^^ Joseph, Edward, * Edward'^), 
was seven years of age in 1777, and then living with her parents in 
Albany, N. Y. She was therefore born in that city or the vicinity. 
She accompanied the family to Canada and thence to England, 
where she married the Rev. John Maddy, D.D., and died before 
1 83 1. " He was rector of Somerton (Bury St. Edmunds), Suffolk 
Co., from 1799 to 1853, and died in the latter year, aged eighty- 
eight. He was a Herefordshire man, and had been tutor to the 
Marquis of Downshire, the patron of Somerton. He was a great 
pluralist, holding, in addition to Somerton, the rich livings of 
Hartest, Bonsted, and Stansfield, which are villages close by. 
He was also Canon of Ely and chaplain to four successive sover- 
eigns" (George HI., George IV., William IV., and Queen Victo- 
ria). Mrs. Maddy's letters already given add further details. 

Three children : — 

464. Mary Elizabeth Maddy; "m., in 1821, to Charles Dennis of 

White Notley, Co. Essex, widower, elsewhere described as of 
Alnwick, Co. Northumberland. They had two clildren : 
Emily Dennis, and Gertrude Hyde Dennis. The latter m., 
1855, Hon. Wm. Harbord (brother of Baron Suffield), b. 
1 831; formerly captain Scott's Guards and 90th Foot; was 
a Queen's Foreign Service messenger 1863-1881. She d. 
in 1881, leaving issue: (i) Morden Charles, b. 1858; 
(2) Alfred Cropley, b. i860 ; (3) Geoffrey Walter, b. 1861 ; 
(4) Th^rese Mary, b. 1863."^ 

465. Susan Moore Maddy ; " m., in 1824, to William Wrighte Hewett, 

M. D., of Brighton, fourth son of W. N. W. Hewett. They 

° From memoir of Major-Gen. J. T. Boileau in " The Royal Engineers Journal " 
of Dec. I, 1886. 

* Debrett's Peerage, 1884, P- 652. 

yoseph of Stamford. 261 

had three sons and one daughter : i . Admiral Sir WiHiam 
Nathan Wrighte Hewett, V. C, now (1883) commanding on 
the East Indian Station, and lately at Suez in the Eg}'ptian 
campaign." In Feb., 1884, he was at Suakin on the Red 
Sea, with a force of 2,000 sailors and marines under his com- 
mand, acting in concert with Gen. Sir Gerald Graham, then 
in command of the land forces. 2. Major y. M. M. Hewett, 
"now (1883) of Uplands, Hughenden, High Wycombe, Co. 
Bucks." 3. Edward Hyde Hewett, Consul at Fernando Po. 
4. A daughter who died young. 

Mrs. Hewett, the mother of the above, survdved her hus- 
band. Dr. Hewett, and married, 2d (14 Oct., 1843), Edward 
John, son of the first Viscount Templetown, b. 18 Sept., 1816 ; 
d. 14 March, 1855. She died 11 July, 1866, lea\ing a son 
Henry Edward Montague Dorington Clotworthy, b. 20 April, 
1853, who succeeded to the title." 
466. Sara Elizabeth IMaddy, who died unmarried in 1832. 

Dr. Maddy married, 2d, in 1831, Finetta Hale, who was buried 
in Somerton in 1880. No children.* 

441. Elizabeth Jessup {Ebenezer,^^'^ yoseph^ Edward,'^ Ed- 
ward'^) was born in America, near Albany in the Colony of New 
York, in 1772. She married Alexander Wright, a member of the 
English Bengal Civil Service, who was for some years Collector 
of Revenue at Agra in India. After a residence of nearly thirty 
years he with his wife returned to England. Their four sons were 
already there in 18 16 in charge of their aunt, Mrs. Maddy. On 
their return voyage they came by the way of the city of New 
York and visited their American kindred. This was in the au- 
tumn of 181 8. They spent some time in Stamford (Stanwich par- 
ish) in Connecticut at the residence of Mr. George Dibble, an 
uncle of Mrs. Wright, going thence to Prescott, in Canada, where 
they remained through the winter. This visit is well remembered 

" Debrett's Peerage, 1884, p. 662. rector of Somerton. He adds (16 March, 

^ For most of the information as to 1883) that there is an aged lady in his par- 

Dr. Maddy's family, thanks are due to ish who well remembers the first Mrs. 

the courtesy of the Rev. W. Rotherham, Maddy. 

262 yessup Genealogy. 

(1883) by some who then saw them, and who speak of them in 
terms of the highest esteem. Mrs. Wright outHved her husband, 
and died 27 May, i860, at the age of eighty-eight, and was buried 
in the churchyard of St. John's, Hampstead, England. Major-Gen. 
John T. Boileau, her nephew, writes that he was present at her 
funeral. He adds that the Wrights in his time resided in London, 
but with the exception of the second son, Henry James Jessup, 
none left legitimate heirs. Of the family of the latter he has lost 

Four children : — 

467. Alexander Wright, who d. of consumption. 

468. Henry James Jessup Wright, who was a solicitor. The Parish 

Registers of Bury St. Edmunds mention a J. Jessup Wright as 
a witness at the marriage of his cousin Susan Moore Maddy 
and William Wrighte Hewett, M.D., in 1824, — without doubt 
the above Henry, his full name being Henry James Jessup, 
that of his mother's only brother. 

469. Augustus Wright. 

470. CoNSTANTiNE Wright, a medical man and M. R. C. S. (Mem- 

ber of the Royal College of Surgeons). He d. 4 Aug., 1869, 
aged 59 years, and was buried in the same grave with his 
mother at Hampstead. 

447. Edward Jessup {Edward,^^'^ Edward,"^^^ Joseph^ Ed- 
ward,^ Edward'^') was born in the township of Augusta (Pres- 
cott), Canada, 13 June, 1801, and baptized by the Rev. John Doty> 
of the Church of England, at William Henry in Lower Canada, 
25th of December following. He married, in 1828, Elizabeth Re- 
becca, daughter of William Pitt of Prescott. She died 21 April, 
1867, aged sixty. In 1830, he was member of the Parliament of 
Upper Canada. He died young, in his 31st year, 2 Sept., 1831. 
As eldest son he inherited all the real estate of the father. The 
land comprised in the present city cemetery was donated by him 
for the joint use of the Presbyterian, Episcopalian, and Catholic 
churches, was divided into three portions, and the three parties 

James Jessup of Brockville, Canada. 


yoseph of Stamford. 263 

drew lots for their several portions. Visiting it in 1883, the writer 
noticed no marked distinction between the various plots ; as if the 
broad Christian charity of the donor had on every hand been 
respected. He himself lies buried here with many of his kindred 
of both earlier and later generations. His friend and schoolmate 
at Brockville, the Rev. Henry Patton, Archdeacon of Kemptville, 
wrote the following lines, inscribed upon his tomb : — 

" Reckless of worth, of time, or place, 
Meridian strength or infant bloom, 
Death snatches from our fond embrace. 
And plunges in the darksome tomb. 
Affection, o'er the sacred shrine, 
Indulges oft her deep-drawn sighs, 
While soothing hope, with voice divine, 
Whispers of realms beyond the skies. 
Thus fade the short-lived buds of earth ; 
Thus haste we to our early doom ; 
Come here, ye tho'tless sons of mirth, 
And pause awhile at Jessup's tomb." 

There were two children, born in Prescott: — 

471. Mary Eliza Ann, b. 24 Sept., 1828; m., 15 Oct., 1855, Wm. 

Ellis, of Prescott (b. 31 Aug., 1825). Mrs. Ellis d. 1 7 March, 
1875, and is buried in Prescott. Two children : Margaret 
Ellis, b. 7 Nov., i860, and Wm. Edward Ellis, b. 3 Oct., 
1862. Mr. Ellis now (1883) resides at St. Catharines where 
he is superintendent of the Welland Canal. 

472. Sophia Matilda Georguna, m. Charles Shaver, who is dead. 

The mother and a daughter, Florence Shaver, are still (1883) 

449. James Jessup (JEd'ward,'^'^ Edward,^^ yoseph^ Ed- 
ward,^ Edward'^'), was born in Augusta (Prescott) Canada, 28 
July, 1804, and baptized 7 Jan., 1805, by the Rev. John Strachan. 
He was married in Brockville, 24 Aug., 1831," by the Rev W. H. 
Gunning, to Catharine Shriver of that place. They resided there, 

<» Parish Records of Brockville. 

264 yessup Genealogy, 

and there he also died, 25 Nov., 1876. He was by profession a 
lawyer, and " at one time, for three years, a partner of the late 
Henry Sherwood, afterward Premier of Canada. He was a re- 
markably fine looking man, gentle and refined in manner, and 
one of the kindest of men. He was well educated and a capital 
Latin scholar." 

The following obituary notice appeared in "The Brockville 
Recorder" of Nov. 28, 1876, and is all the more noteworthy as 
coming from a political opponent : — 

" On Saturday night James Jessup, Esq., breathed his last at the Revere 
House, Brockville. The deceased was born in the township of Augusta, 
in 1804, his parents being United Empire Loyalists. He received his 
education at the grammar schools of Augusta and Brockville, distinguishing 
himself at each institution. Entering the law office of the late Judge 
Jones, he was called to the bar in 1830, and shortly after was appointed 
Clerk of the Peace ; subsequently he became Registrar of the Surrogate 
Court, and upon the institution of municipal government was chosen 
County Clerk for the united counties of Leeds and Grenville. All of these 
appointments he held at the time of his decease. He was a gentleman 
of the old school, at present rapidly disappearing. In the transaction of 
pubHc business, he had few equals and no superiors in Central Canada. 
Careful, painstaking, accurate, and reHable, he was in an eminent degree 
fitted to perform the duties which devolved upon him. His name is 
indelibly interwoven with the history of the united counties ; and to his 
wise counsels are due many of the improvements that have transformed 
this section into a smiling and prosperous country. To the Counties' 
Council he was an invaluable aid, exercising great care and caution, and 
in the majority of instances guiding and directing legislation by his sugges- 
tions, which experience had taught the members to accept. A consistent 
Conservative in politics, he was warmly admired by the Liberals, who ever 
found him conscientious in the discharge of his duties. Far and wide he 
was known, and where known, highly esteemed." 

There were six children : — 

473. Frances Augusta, b. 1832, was educated at St. Mary's Hall, 
Burlington, N, J. ; m., 22 Dec, 1852, at Brockville, Canada, 

Joseph of Stamford. 265 

William Allen, of Petersburg, Va., b. 29 July, 1829 ; d. in Va., 
19 May, 1875. He was the son of Richard Griffin Orgain 
and Martha A. his wife. When two years of age he inherited 
a large landed estate on the lower James River, with many 
slaves, from his great-uncle Col. William Allen, one condition 
being that he should assume his uncle's name instead of 
" William Griffin Orgain" given him by his parents. " Clare- 
mont," in Surry Co., his uncle's residence, was a grant from 
the English Crown to an ancestor, who had been sent out in 
some official capacity, and the very bricks of which the house 
was built were brought from England. At Col. Allen's death 
in 1 83 1, Mr. Allen's parents removed to Claremont, and he 
lived there until 186 1. In his youth he travelled extensively 
in Europe. At the outbreak of the Civil Wax, after the battle. 
of Bethel, the family removed to Petersburg, remaining there 
until the autumn of the same year, when Mr. Allen pur- 
chased a house in Richmond, and lived there until the close 
of the war. He was in the Confederate service, a major 
of artillery, stationed with his battery at Jamestown Island 
until the Peninsula was evacuated, when he was ordered to 
the defences around Richmond. For a time he was one of 
Gen. Elzey's aids. His losses during the war, in slave property, 
crops, buildings, timber, etc., were very heavy. These losses 
he partially retrieved before his death. Mrs. Allen with the 
family subsequently went to Baltimore, Md., where she now 
resides. There were six children: i. Fannie Allen, b. in 
Petersburg; d. in Prince George's Co., 15 Dec, 1853. 2. 
William Allen, b. in Claremont, 13 Jan., 1855 ; was educated 
in Montreal, Canada, and at Georgetown College, D. C, 
where he graduated A. B., in June, 1875, ^^^ the next year 
took his LL. B. at the University of Virginia. He is a prac- 
tising lawyer in Richmond. He m. in 1878 Mary Anderson, 
dau. of Gen. Anderson of the Confederate army, and niece 
of Admiral Clitz, U. S. N. 3. jfohn Allen, b. in Claremont, 
educated at Montreal and at Georgeto\Mi College ; left col- 
lege in 1874 to enter the freight office of the Baltimore 
Steamship Co. At his father's death he returned to Virginia, 

266 yessup Genealogy. 

but in 1885 went to Florida to engage in orange culture. 
4. Mary Allot, b. in Claremont, 25 June, 1859 ; d. 25 June, 
1861. 5. Fannie Allen, b. in Petersburg, 8 July, 1861 ; was 
educated at the Academy of the Visitation in Georgetown, 
remaining there five years. 6. Jessicp Allen took a business 
education, and is in the office of the Bait, and Ohio R. R. 
Co., and resides with his mother. 

474. Elizabeth Susan, b. 26 Feb., 1834 ; m. the Rev. David F. 

Bogert, now (1886) Rector of Christ's Church, Belleville, 

475. Emily Bowes, b. 20 Nov., 1836 ; m. John Simpson Roebuck, 

b. 25 Feb., 1837. Mr. Roebuck is the son of Henry Roe- 
buck, a brother of John Arthur Roebuck, the distinguished 
member of the British Parliament. The family reside (1884) 
in Newport, Ky., a suburb of the city of Cincinnati, Ohio, 
and Mr. R. is in business in the latter city. Their three 
children, all born in Prescott, Canada, are: 1. Catharine 
Shriver Roebuck, b. 28 July, i86i ; 2. Mary Wilton Roebuck, 
b. 20 April 1863 ; 3. jfohn Simpson Roebuck, Jr., b. 22 Feb., 
1865, now (1883) studying law in Cincinnati. 

476. Anna Ford, b. 2 Jan., 1839 ; d. in infancy. 

477. James George, b. 7 Jan., 1841 ; "entered Upper Canada Col- 

lege (Toronto) Sept., 1855, and Trinity College (Toronto) 
Oct., 1859, graduating Oct., 1862. He resides (1883) in 
Winnipeg, Manitoba; unmarried." 

478. John Hamilton, b. 19 Feb., 1843, was educated at Upper 

Canada College and at Trinity College (Toronto), at the 
latter taking a scholarship, but not completing the full course, 
did not take a degree. His father desired him to study 
law, but his tastes since boyhood have always been for agri- 
cultural pursuits. Immediately after the close of the Civil 
War, he engaged in planting on the James River in Virginia, 
but an attack of fever and ague compelled him to relinquish 
it. Since 1877 he has been in business in Baltimore, where 
he now (1883) resides;" unmarried. 

« He has since removed to Florida. 

Carbon Photo. Allen & Rowfl 

Dr, Hamilton Dibble Jessup, 

of Prescott, Canada. Born 1806. 

yoseph of Stamford. 267 

450. Hamilton Dibble Jessup {Edward,'^^'^ Edward, ^"^^jToseph, 9 
Edward,'^ Edward'^), born in Augusta (Prescott), Canada, 2 May, 
1806; married Sophia Matilda Trudeaux, daughter of Michael 
Trudeaux of Montreal, who died 21 Sept., 1881. She was a lady 
of fine education, and great excellence, and belonged to the 
Catholic Church. 

He was educated in the grammar schools of the Johnstown 
district (Leeds and Grenville counties), studied medicine at 
Montreal, and was a practising physician for more than thirty 
years. During his whole life he has been closely connected 
with public affairs. In 1844 he was a member of the Parlia- 
ment of Upper Canada; was warden of the united counties 
of Leeds and Grenville in 1857, and again in 1859, and has 
been ten times elected mayor of Prescott. His commission 
as captain of the First Volunteer Militia Rifle Co. of Pres- 
cott is dated 3 April, 1856, and in the militia of the Prov- 
ince dates back to 10 Jan., 1838, he having served during the 
time intervening without formal commission. He was made 
lieutenant- colonel 20 Nov., 1856, both commissions bearing the 
signature of Sir Edmund Walker Head, Bart, Governor-Gen- 
eral. When volunteer regiments were called out in 1867 to 
repress a threatened Fenian invasion, he had command of the 
56th Battalion, and it was not until the 9th of March, 1883^ 
that he withdrew froni military life. On the acceptance of his 
resignation, he was requested to nominate his successor as 
lieutenant-colonel, and " permitted to retire from active service 
retaining rank," 

For nearly eighteen years he was collector of customs at the 
port of Prescott, having received his appointment 10 Oct., 1867, 
from Viscount Monk, then Gov. -General, and held this office 
until 31 July, 1885, when at his own request he was placed upon 
the retired list.'* 

<» The writer spent several days with this family in July, 1883, and is greatly in- 
debted for the information given him and the opportunity to examine many valuable 
family papers. 

268 yessup Genealogy. 

He has had five children, all born in Prescott : — 

479. Edward, in business in Prescott, who succeeded his father, 

I Aug., 1885, as collector of customs. 

480. CoRiNNE Matilda Victoria, m. Henry Cotte', and lives at 

Longueuil, not far from Montreal. They have five children. 

481. Clarendon Ann Eliza. 

482. Zaire Elizabeth Amellv. These two daughters reside with 

their father. 

483. James Alexander. 

451. Anna Maria Jessup {Edwardy'^^l Edwardl^^^ yoseph? 
Edward,^ Edward'^), born 29 May, 1808; married in 1832 
Edwin Church of Prescott, Canada, merchant. Mrs. Church 
survived her husband. She died at her residence, Edward St., 
Prescott, on Sunday morning, 14 Sept., 1884, aged 76 years. 

They had three children, born in Prescott : — 

484. Anna Clarendon Church, b. 8 July, 1833; d. 29 May, 1834. 

485. Edward Jessup Church, b. 26 Aug., 1835; m. Jennie John- 

son of La Porte, Indiana, where he has for a long time re- 
sided. He is by profession a dentist. For two terms he was 
county auditor. He has had four children : \. Henry Walker 
Church; 2. Lottie Church; 3. Anna Clarendon Church, and 
one who died in infancy. 

486. Susan Eliza Church, who resided with her mother at the time 

of her death. 

453. Eliza Jessup {EdwardP^ Edward,"^^^ Joseph, 9 Edward, * 
Edward'^), was born in Sorel, Canada, 12 June, 1813, and died in 
Brockville in 1862. She married Ormond Jones of the latter 
town in 1834. Mr. Jones was born in Brockville, where the family 
have always resided, 7 Nov., 181 1. "He was the third son of the 
Hon. Charles Jones by his first wife Mary Stuart, daughter of the 
Rev. Dr. Stuart of Kingston. He came from the old United Em- 
pire Loyalist stock, many of whom settled along the Upper St. 
Lawrence in 1784. His father was born towards the close of the 
War of Independence, and came to Canada with his parents. He 

yoseph of Stamford. 269 

was educated at the only classical school in the town, and among 
his school fellows who have since obtained distinction were the 
-Rev. Archdeacon Patton and the Hon. Sir W. B. Richards, Chief 
Justice of the Supreme Court. On leaving school he entered the 
law office of Ford and Bogart, and finished his studies with the 
present Chancellor, J. B. Sprague. In 1834 he was admitted to 
the Bar, and was in the practice of law in Brockville until 1857 
when he purchased large mills in the vicinity. These were sub- 
sequently destroyed by fire, entailing heavy losses. During the 
RebeUion of 183 7-1 83 8 he was paymaster of the Royal Borderers, 
with the rank of captain. From 1858 to 1864 he was Registrar for 
the North Riding of Lanark, and in the latter year, upon the 
resignation of the late Daniel Jones, became Registrar of the 
county of Leeds, — an office he held up to the day of his death. 
For ten years he was President of the Board of Police, and for a 
long time Commissioner of the Court of Request. From 1840 to 
1845 he was Judge of the Surrogate Court. 

" In politics he was a consistent Conservative, and in 1853 con- 
tested the county of Leeds in the Conservative interest, losing his 
election by the running of a third candidate. He was an earnest 
and faithful member of the Church of England, and his tall and 
well known figure will be missed from among the worshippers of 
St. John's Church, the congregation of which are indebted to his 
late father for both the site of their church and for the old ceme- 
tery. Greatly respected by the entire community, his death was 
a public loss. 

" His first wife died in 1862, and about two years afterwards he 
married Catharine Mary, youngest daughter of the late Robert 
Checkley, barrister, of Marlow, Ireland, who survives him." " 

Mr. Jones had twelve children, all by his first wife : — 

487. George Jones, now living in Montreal, an officer of the Grand 

Trunk Railway ; unmarried. 

488. William Hamilton Jones, barrister-at-law, in Brockville ; 

<» From the Canadian Biographical Dictionary, and various contemporary journals. 

270 yessup Genealogy. 

489. Mary Stuart Jones, who d. Aug., 1840, in infancy. 

490. Mary Stuart Jones, residing in Brockville ; unmarried. 

491. Susan Margaret Jones, m., 22 April, 1875, Thomas Wiggles- 

worth Evans, of Montreal, who d. 6 Feb., 188 1. She now 
lives in Montreal. 

492. Emily Eliza Jones, m. 14 March, 1872, George Redmond, 

barrister, of Brockville, who d. about 1876. She now resides 
in New York city. 

493. Harriet Florence Jones, d. at Brockville when about twelve 

years old. 

494. James Stuart Jones, lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba. 

495. Georgina Stagey Jones, of New York city; unmarried. 

496. Blanche Elma Jones, of Brockville ; unmarried. 

497. Ormond Jones, Jr., living in Winnipeg, Manitoba. 

498. Clara Gertrude Jones, of Montreal ; unmarried. 



II. Jonathan Jessup {Edward,^ Edward'^), baptized 3 Aug., 
1707, was born in Fairfield, but in 1732 was already living in 
Greenwich, where he also died. His name appears in the list of 
the First Parish, the oldest settlement in the town of Greenwich, 
as early as 1739. He added to the usual occupation of a farmer 
the very useful trade of a carpenter. His wife's name was Sarah, 
who is said to have been much younger than himself. Letters of 
administration were granted her 2 Aug., 1757, and his estate was 
distributed 14 March, 1759. The inventory was £40^, 12s. gd. 
Eight children are mentioned, all living either in Stamford or 
Greenwich. The widow subsequently married Timothy Knapp " 
of Greenwich, and died at the age of ninet>'-three. Her children 
(all by her first marriage) were : — 

+499. Jonathan,* b. 12 Sept., 1734. 
+500. Amos, b. I May, 1736. 
4-501. Nathantel, b. 23 May, 1738. 

° Greenwich Town Records, ix. 22 
(i April, 1767), contain record of quit- 
claim of dower-right given by Timothy 
Knapp and Sarah Knapp, of Greenwich, 
to " our well-beloved son Silvanus Jezup." 

^ The Town Records read as follows : 
"Jonathan Jezzup, first son, was bom 

12 Sept., 1734; another son was bom 
I May, 1736, and he called his name Amos 
Jezzup ; y^ third, born 23 May, 173S, and 
he called his name Nathaniel Jezzup. 
Entered 10 April, 1740." The above is 
on a loose sheet, indexed as p. 339 of 
Book iv. 

272 yes sup Genealogy. 

502. David, bap. 22 Jan., 1749, who was living in 1771, and died, 
unmarried, at the house of his brother-in-law, George Dibble, 
in Stamford (Stanwich Parish). 

+503. Deborah, bap. 22 Jan., 1752. 

+504. Samuel, d. 17 Nov., 181 2. 

+505. SiLVANUS, d. about 181 2. 

+506. Phebe, bap. 22 Jan., 1749- 

Nathaniel, Samuel, Silvanus, and Phebe were minors at the 
death of the father. At the Stamford Probate Office there is now 
on file the bond of Jonathan Dibble (their uncle) as guardian of 
the last three. At another date the mother gives bond as guar- 
dian of her two children; Jonathan, as guardian of his brother 
Nathaniel ; and Amos, as guardian of Samuel. This family ap- 
parently belonged to St. John's Episcopal Parish in Stamford, 
as the names of several of the children and grandchildren are 
found upon the records of that parish. 

499. Jonathan Jessup {yonathan}'^ Edward,^ Edward'^'), 
born 12 Sept., 1734, in Greenwich (First Parish), where he also 
lived ; married Ann, daughter of Gershom Lockwood, who died 
14 April, 1825, aged eighty-seven. He died 22 April, 1805, in 
the 74th year of his age. His will bears date 9 April, 1805, and 
was probated at Stamford June 4th of the same year. He appoints 
his wife and his son Jonathan executors. He left quite an estate 
to be divided among eleven of his twelve children," nine only 
of whom were named in his will. Ebenezer and Timothy were 
omitted, but their names occur in the distribution. 

4-507. Jonathan, b. 7 Jan., 1761. 

4-508. James, d. 4 Aug., 181 7, aged 56. 

4-509. Anna, d. 12 Feb., 1835, aged 81. 

4-510. Ebenezer, d. 21 Jan., 1845, aged 79 yrs. 11 mos. 

4-5 1 1. Edward, d. 6 Jan., 1833, in his 65th year. 

« The record of baptisms is as follows : nah, 13 Sept., 1772; Gershom, 2 Dec, 

Jonathan and Anna, 28 June, 1761 ; Peter, 1773 ; Samuel and Timothy, twins, 2 Dec, 

21 Aug., 1763; Ebenezer, i Jan, 1766; 1775; Sarah, 16 Jan., \iZ\. — St. Johii's 

Edward, 28 Oct., 1767 ; Mary and Han- Parish Register, Stamford. 

yonathan of Greenwich, 273 

4-512. Gershom, b. 6 Dec, 1772. 

513. Samuel, twin brother of Timothy, died young. 
+514. Timothy, d. 30 April, 1808, aged 32. 
+515. Peter, d. 7 Jan., 1802 (drowned). 
4-516. Hajstnah, b, 31 March, 1771 ; m. Peter Lockwood. 
4-517. Sarah, m. Daniel Lockwood, of Stamford. 
4-518. Mary, m. Wm. Peacock of Greenwich, and d. 1842. 
4-519. Samuel, a grandson, was also provided for in the wills of his 
grandparents. (See p. 303 for record of family.) 

500. Amos Jessup {yonathan^- Edward,^ Edward'^^, born 
I May, 1736, in Greenwich, married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Thomas Studwell of the same town. The records refer to him 
first in I76i,when, Feb. 14th, he purchased land in Greenwich of 
Joseph Husted " for £^y current money of the Province of New 
York." Plis name also appears on the Town List from 1769 to 
1774, showing he is a resident. On the 22d Dec, 1771, he pur- 
chased a homestead in the town, for which he paid ;^io8 to 
Charles Mead, of the manor of Cortlandt in Westchester Co., 
N. Y. In 1770, and again in 1 771, he buys land of Moses Smith, 
and in Oct., 1784, gives a deed to Horton Reynolds. He appears 
to have suffered losses during the Revolutionary war, as there is 
mention in the town books of the sale of " the right of Amos 
Jessup, deceased, of ;^20 6s., lawful money, of losses sustained in 
the time of war, and land granted for said losses by the General 
Assembly of the State." " Administration is granted 26 March, 
1785, to Oliver Ferris "on the estate of Amos Jessup late of 
Greenwich, deceased," and this indicates the probable period of 
his death. He certainly had three children, perhaps more : — 

520. Thomas, bap. 28 Oct., 1767, by the Rev. Ebenezer Dibble of 

St. John's Church, Stamford. 

521. Amos, bap. 2 Aug., 1772, by the Rev. Mr. Dibble. 

522. Dimma, bap. at the same date. 

" In Book viii., p. I17, Greenwich Records, is the following: "Amos Jezup's ear- 
mark [cattle brand] is a cross of the near ear, and a half-penny under y* same, and a 
slipe y« under side." 


274 yessup Genealogy. 

On the 13th March, 1790, Ehzabeth Jessup, the widow, and 
Anthony Studwell her brother, both of Greenwich, and heirs of 
the late Thomas Studwell of the same town, convey to Ebenezer 
Hubby all claim they have in their mother's right of dower in 
the father's estate. The 30th of March following, for £']^ Hubby 
conveys to Thomas Jessup, the son, certain lands with build- 
ings, and in Oct., 1793, for ^^20, two acres additional. Nothing 
further has been learned as to the children. 

501. Nathaniel Jessup {Jonathan}'^ Edward,'^ Edward'^'), 
born 23 May, 1738, in Greenwich (First Society), was living there 
in 1 761. His name does not appear on the Town List. May 13, 
1 76 1, for ;^45, he conveys land in Old Greenwich to his brother 
Jonathan, presumably his portion of his father's estate, and May 
3, 1770, he gives a quitclaim to his brother-in-law David Brown. 
He was a soldier of the Revolution, and fell at the battle of Mon- 
mouth, N. J., 28 June, 1778, or as others say, died of exhaustion 
resulting from the battle. The Connecticut State Records at 
Hartford show that his family in 1779 or 1780 received assistance 
from the town. His wife was Sarah James (baptized 22 Jan., 
1749), the daughter of Abigail, the widow of Henry James of 
Greenwich, and the sister or niece of the wife of his uncle 
Joseph. They were married in April, 1762, and presumably by 
the Rev. Ebenezer Dibble of Stamford, as the record is found in 
the St. John's Parish Register and nowhere else. From the same 
source is learned the names of two children : — 

523. Nathaniel, bap. 19 Nov., 1762. 

524. Sarah, bap. 20 Sept., 1764. 

There may have been other children, and it is confidently 
stated that the family moved west to Ohio, and thus came to be 
lost sight of. Some similar removal may account for the little 
known about the family of the brother, Amos Jessup. 

503. Deborah Jessup {Jonathan,'^'^ Edward,^ Edward'^), born 
in Greenwich in 175 1, married David Brown of that town, and 
resided there. Her death preceded his, but the date has not 

yonathan of Greenwich. 275 

been ascertained. The records of the town often contain his 
name between the years 1769 and 1791. Besides his farm he 
appears to have had a trade, valued on the town hst at £2, on 
which he payed taxes. His will is dated 12 March, 1812, and was 
probated at Stamford, 6 April, 18 13. The inventory was $3,530. 
His son Robert Brown, and his son-in-law Jonathan Rundle, were 
appointed executors. The names of tvvelve children are given 
(some say there were fourteen), and a bequest made to each. 
Their names were : — 

525. James Brown. 

526. David Brown. 

527. Robert Brown. 

528. Sarah Brown, wife of Le\d Brown. 

529. Debor-AH Brown, wife of Jonathan Rundle. 

530. Phebe Brow^', wife of Shadrach Rundle. 

531. Martha Bro^^^, wdfe of John Knapp. 

532. Margaret Bro\\t^. 

533. Elizabeth Brown. 

534. Clara BRO^\^. 

535. Anna Bro%vn. 

536. WiLLLAM BrO%VN. 

537. Elihu M.ARSH.A.LL, son of a daughter deceased (Mary?), receives 

also a bequest. 

This family were parishioners of the Rev. Ebenezer Dibble, 
minister of St. John's Church, Stamford. The children, Sarah, 
Mary, Deborah, Martha, James, and Phebe were baptized by him, 
16 Jan. 1 78 1, and David and Margaret, 24 Jan., 1784." The 
record of the mother's baptism in infancy is on the same 

504. Samuel Jessup {yoiiathanP- Edward,'^, Edward'^), lived 
in Stamford. He was married to Abigail, daughter of John Hait 
of that town, 11 Oct., 1763, "by Jonathan Maltbie, Esq., one of 
his Majesty's Justices of the Peace." She was born in 1741 and 

" St. John's Parish Register. 

276 yessup Genealogy. 

died in 1796. He died 17 Nov., 1812. He was an Episcopalian. 
His will was probated the ist of Dec. following. He gives all to 
his daughter Elizabeth, and appoints Joseph Gray and Carey- 
Leeds executors. He was a farmer. They had eleven children, 
nine of whom were baptized by the Rev. Dr. Dibble." 

538. Ebenezer, bap. 3 Sept., 1764, died in infancy. 

539. Isaac, b. 3 Oct., 1765 (bap. 19 Oct., 1766). " In 1791 he and 

his brother John went to Otsego Co., N. Y., and took up land 
on Butternut Creek, and aided John Sleeper, a Quaker preacher, 
in the erection of a saw-mill, returning in the autumn to Stam- 
ford, when he went to sea and was not heard from again." * 
He is mentioned, however, in the distribution of his father's 
estate in 18 13. 

540. Elizabeth, bap. 3 Oct., 1769; d. 27 March, 1836 (aged about 

seventy), in New York city, at the house of her nephew Isaac 
Webb, the well-known ship-builder. She became blind when 
about 33 yrs. of age. She resided in Stamford, and is spoken 
of as a person of unusually estimable character. 

+541. John, b. 1771. 

+542. Joseph. 

+543. Sarah, b. 31 March, 1773; bap. 15 Sept., 1778. 

+544. Jorum, b. 30 June, 1775 \ bap. 15 Sept., 1778. 
545. Saaiuel, bap. 15 Sept., 1778, and probably died young. 

+546. Jonathan, b. 14 April, 1782 ; bap. 10 Sept., 1795. 

-f 547. Hannah, b. 1783 ; bap. 10 Sept., 1795. 

+548. George, "the youngest," bap. 10 Sept., 1795. 

505. Silvanus Jessup ( yonathanP- Edward, * Edward'^^, born 
in Greenwich, Conn., died about 18 12, in Somers (Purdy's Sta- 
tion), N. Y., at the house of his son Benjamin. He married Mrs. 
Abigail (Randall) Finch, who then had three children, — Jeremiah 
Finch, Mary Finch (Mrs. Mead of Salem, N. Y.), Hannah Finch 
(Mrs. Cornell), and perhaps others. They lived in Greenwich, 
where she died about 1804, and their four children were born 
there : — 

« St. John's Parish Register. 

* Statement of Miss Alminah Jessup, of Saratoga, N. Y. 

yonathan of Greenwich, 277 

+549. Phebe, d. 22 Jan., 1861, aged 97 yrs. 6 mos. 
+550. Abigail, b. 20 March, 1769. 
+551. Abr.^h-\-M, b. 28 April, 1773. 
+552. Bexj.\mlv, b. 14 Feb., 1776. 

A granddaughter writes that what she most distinctly remembers 
as to her grandfather was his devotion to the cause of American 

506. Phebe Jessup {^JonatJian}^ Edward, * Edward'^), born in 
Greenwich, 25 July, 1744, was m.arried in Stamford by the Rev. 
Benjamin Strong of Stanwich, in 1762, to her cousin George 
Dibble,36 son of Lieut. Jonathan Dibble and her father's sister 
Sarah.i2 They lived on the homestead farm in Stanwich, the 
location of which on the border line between Connecticut and 
New York was one of peculiar exposure during the American 
Revolution, increased further by the well-known sympathy and 
connection of some of the members of the family with the New 
York royal authorities. Greenwich Records <' show that George 
Dibble was one of the 34 original subscribers towards the ereo 
tion of what was then called the " Presbyterian Church," now the 
" Congregational Church," in Stanwich, and one of the largest. 
— £2. The greater part of the subscription, of course, consisted 
of personal labor and materials furnished for the building. This 
was the first church edifice built there. George Dibble's children, 
however, were baptized by the Rev. Dr. Dibble of St. John's 
Episcopal Church in Stamford, as shown by the Parish Register ; 
and though Stamford was nearly nine miles distant, he probably 
considered himself a member of that parish. George Dibble died 
19 April, 1813, in his 73d year. The date of the death of his wife 
is not known, the inscription on her tombstone not being legible. 
They were buried in the family burial-ground. His will on record 
in Stamford is dated 31 January, 1812, probated 5 Feb'y, 1813, 
and mentions his wife, Phebe ; sons, Samuel, John, Josiah, and 
Jonathan; daughters, Mary Ann, Grace, Sarah Waring, Deborah 

" Book G. p. 280, 15 April, 1748. 

278 yessup Genealogy. 

Ames, Abigail Feeks, and Elizabeth Ingersoll. He appoints 
Benjamin Isaacs, of Bedford, N. Y., and Jared Smith, of 
Greenwich, executors. The inventory was about $4,900. In 
this family were thirteen children, as shown by the town 
records : — 

553. Jonathan Dibble, b. 10 Oct., 1762. When still a young man, 
he was for a time surgeon in the English navy, and of course 
a loyalist. He was educated by his grandmother Sarah 
(Jessup) Dibble. The feeling against the loyalists was in- 
tense. While visiting his father (who did not take up arms 
on either side) and riding only a few miles from home he 
was attacked and narrowly escaped with his life, being pro- 
tected by a Whig captain who was a friend of the family. 
During the Revolution he was taken prisoner, his ship having 
been captured by the American Privateer " Holker," Capt. 
Roger Kane, and was taken to Philadelphia. He gives in a 
letter an account of his capture, and speaks of the gentlemanly 
treatment he received at Philadelphia. In the same letter he 
speaks of the great victory over the French in the West Indies 
gained by the English fleet under Rodney, 12 April, 1782, 
and thinks it will be the means of bringing about a peace that 
will keep England and America under one government. He 
was soon after released on parole. After the war, he with 
other loyalists, some from Stamford, removed to New Bruns- 
wick and settled on Passamaquoddy Bay near St. Andrews, 
reaching there about July i, 1784. His uncle and aunt 
Simpson and other relatives resided in the neighborhood. He 
lived at Beaver Harbor, making his home at the house of his 
cousin Mrs. Mary Ann (Valentine) Cook, wife of Wm. Cook 
and daughter by her first marriage of Mrs. Simpson. His 
letters gave flattering accounts of the country and its resources. 
He erected a house, invited his oldest sister to make her home 
with him and sent to his father for some live stock. But his 
high hopes were cut short by his untimely death on tlie night 
of Nov. 26, 1784. Returning from a hunting excursion he 
was overtaken by a severe snow storm and perished within a 

yonathan of Greenwich. 279 

half-mile of his own door. His remains were found the fol- 
lowing spring and interred at Belleview. 
554- Samuel Dibble, b. 2 Aug., 1764 ; m., ist, Hannah, dau. of Jona- 
than Piatt, by whom he had one dau., Harinah, who m. 
Gabriel Hubbard of Stamford, whose children were Ellen, 
Mary H., Hannah P., Elizabeth, George, David, and Samuel. 
He m., 2d, Deborah Ingersoll, a sister of Simon and Solomon 
Ingersoll of Stanwich, and had : Harriet, who m. Wm. Gib- 
son of Patriot, Switzerland Co., Ind., and had children, — 
Thomas and Wm. (twins), and Isabella. Thomas Gibson was 
accidentally shot and killed. Wm. Gibson served on a United 
States gunboat during the Civil War, and is a merchant in 
Chicago. The other children of Samuel Dibble were Grace, 
Malvenia, George, Ingersoll, and Ajin. Grace m. a Mr. 
Hoyt and had: Augusta, Frances, Grace, and Malvenia. 
The children of George Dibble were : Edward, Henry, Mary, 
America, and Jane. Ingersoll Dibble had one son, — 
555. Sarah Dibble, b. 17 Oct., 1766; m. James Waring, of Long 
Ridge in Stamford (his second wife). He was a pensioner 
of the Revolution. Their four children were : \. James Alex- 
ander Warmg, who d. unmarried. 2. Angeline Waring, 
who d. unmarried. 3. George E. Waring; m. Sarah Berger 
of New York and had five children : (i) Jane E., (2) Sarah, 
who d. in Europe, (3) George E., Jr., (4) John, and (5) James. 
The last three are married. " Col. George E. Waring, Jr., 
was born in Stamford, Conn., 21 July, 1833; was agricultural 
engineer of the Central Park in N. Y. city; in 1861 enhsted 
in the volunteer service of the U. S., and became colonel of 
the 4th Missouri Cavahy. He has published ' Draining for 
Profit and Health,' ' Elements of Agriculture,' and other 
works, and has contributed to periodical literature." " He is 
well known as a distinguished sanitary engineer. He m., ist, 
the dau. of Edmund Blunt of Brooklyn, N. Y., who died leaving 
a daughter. He is again married and resides in Washington, 
D. C. 4. Sarah Waring m. Jonathan M. Hall of Bedford, 

" Johnson's Encyclopaedia. 

28o yessup Genealogy. 

N. Y., and their children were : Mary E. Hall (Mrs. Dr, Jos. 
S. Dodge Jr.), and Sarah W. Hall. Mrs. Hall with her 
family resides (1885) in Stamford. 

556. Deborah Dibble, b. 25 July, 1768; m. Robert Eames, of 

Bedford, N. Y. He was a large dealer in cattle. Four 
children : Henry, George, Robert, and Phebe. Henry only 

557. Abigail Dibble, b. 20 Aug., 1770; m. Joseph Feeks, of 

North Castle, N. Y., and had ten children : i. Mary Feeks ^ 
b. II Feb., 1796. 2. Grace Feeks, b. 19 July, 1798; d. 20 
Sept., 1878; m. 25 Nov., 1820, Seth Wicks, an extensive 
builder in N. Y. city, and had two children : Sarah Ann 
Wicks, b. 2 Sept., 182 1, and Martha G. Wicks, b. 14 Feb., 
1823 ; d. 25 Dec, 1825. Sarah Ann Wicks m. 5 Oct., 1840, 
Edward B. Lane. Five children : (i) Virginia Wicks Lane, 
b. 31 Aug., 1843; m., 5 Oct., 1865, Charles W. Sands, and 
has had one child, Charles W. Sands, Jr., b. 29 Oct., 1868. 
(2) Grace Dibble Lane, b. 4 Jan., 1845. (3) Theodore Lane, 
b. 15 Sept., 1846; m., Deborah Ann White, 13 Oct., 1868, 
and has two children : Charles, b. 31 Oct., 1869, and Eleanor, 
b. 23 March, 1873. (4) Louisa Henry Lane, b. 26 May, 
1848; d. 17 May, 1852. (5) Edward Augustus Lane, b. i 
May, i860; m., 15 Dec, 1880, Fanny Kipp, and has had 
one child, Mary Anna, b. 26 Oct., 1881. 3. George Feeks, 
b. 31 Dec, 1799. 4- Edna Feeks, b. 4 Sept., 1801 ; m. a 
• Valentine, and had a son Seth. 5. Sarah Feeks, b. 2 March, 
1803. 6. Phebe Feeks, b. 12 April, 1806. 7. Louisa Feeks, 
b. 14 May, 1808. 8. John Feeks, b. 5 Dec, 181 2. 9. Han- 
nah Feeks, b. 8 Jan., 18 14. 10. Theodore Feeks, b. 11 Jan., 

558. George Dibble, b. 7 Jan., 1 773 ; d. of yellow fever at his father's 

house in Stanwich. He was a clerk in the mercantile house 
of Griffin & Glass, of New York city, and taken with the 
terrible epidemic that prevailed in that city in 1805. He was 

559. JosiAH Dibble, b. 22 Nov., 1774 ; m. Catharine Smith, of North 

Castle, and had three daughters : Catharine, m. Frost Brun- 

yonathan of Greenwich. 281 

dage ; Mary, m. George Comstock ; and Phebe, m. Edward 

560. Phebe Dibble, b. 4 Feb., 1777 ; d. unmarried. 

561. Elizabeth Dibble, b. 4 March, 1799 ; m. Solomon Ingersoll, of 

Stanwich. He was a merchant in New York city during the 
war of 18 1 2, and continued in business until about 1835. 
Children : George, who married and had a family ; Elizabeth 
(Mrs. Henry Cogeshall) ; and Malvenia. 

562. John Dibble, b. 26 June, 1782; m. Sarah Howe, and had: 

Silas, Henry, Charles, Harvey, George, Alonzo, jfohn, jfona- 
than, Sylvanus, and Sarah. The last m. Jacob Powell, and 
a son, Dana Powell, lives in Rising Sun, Indiana, and a 
daughter, Mrs. Edna (Powell) Landes, resides in Detroit, 
Mich. Sylvanus was a soldier in the CiWl War, and died in 
an army hospital. His brother Silas m. Mary Powell, Aug., 
1 840, and had eight children : Mary Ann, Elizabeth, Carrie, 
Harvey, John, Alonzo, Willard, and Samuel Jessup. Three 
of these sons of Silas Dibble rendered good service to the 
Union cause during the whole period of the Civil War. John 
and Harvey were in the i8th Regiment Indiana volunteers. 
John entered the service as orderly sergeant, and left it a captain. 
After the war he went to Arkansas, where he was assassinated. 
Alonzo was in the gunboat service. Henry Dibble (2d son 
of John) m. Harriet Searcey; of his brothers, Charles m. 
Ehzabeth Searcey, George m. Mary Ann Creag, John m. Lydia 
Bowman, and Alonzo m. in Minnesota, and lives at Cannon 
Falls in that State. About 1836 or 1837, John Dibble, the 
father of this family, Jonathan Dibble his brother, and the 
children (by his 2d wife) of Samuel Dibble, another brother, 
removed to Patriot, Switzerland Co., Indiana, where many of 
their descendants now reside. 

563. Mary Ann Dibble, b. i Jan., 1785 ; m. David L. Palmer, and 

died without issue. Mr. Palmer m. a second time, and for 
many years resided at Jacksonville, Florida, where he died 
about 1874. In the early part of his life he had large con- 
tracts with the Government for the supply of timber for the 
U. S. Navy Department. 

282 yes sup Genealogy. 

564. Jonathan Dibble, 2d, b. 4 March, 1788; m. Mary D. Smith, 

and had children : Ellen, Mary Ann, Sarah, Charles Henry, 
and Samuel, all of whom are now dead. 

565. Grace Dibble, b. 8 May, 1790; m., 29 Jan., 1825, Simon W. 

Cooper, of Babylon, N. Y., and died there, 12 Aug., 1871, in 
her 8 2d year. She had three sons : James B. Cooper, b. i 
Dec, 1825 ; m. Glorianna S. Rice, 9 June, 1863, and resides 
in Babylon. He has had five children, of whom two are now 
living : Simon W. Cooper, b. 6 May, 1 864, assistant editor of 
"The South Side Signal," of Babylon, and James B. Cooper, 
Jr., b. 8 Dec, 187 1. Mr. Cooper is a descendant in the 
seventh generation from John Cooper, of Olney, England, 
who came to this country in 1635, and in 1640 settled at 
Southampton, Long Island. He has filled a number of pub- 
lic offices; was Clerk of Suffolk Co., 1853-55; Inspector 
of Customs at N. Y., 1861-66; editor of the "Hempstead 
Enquirer ; " Assistant Assessor of Internal Revenue for 
four years ; and Justice of the Peace for six years. He 
is a frequent contributor to local papers, prepared the 
history of the town of Babylon in the " History of Suffolk 
County," etc, and is much interested in similar matters of 
local history and family genealogy. Mrs. Cooper is principal 
of an excellent and successful boarding-school for young 
ladies. Of Mr. Cooper's two brothers, George Dibble Cooper, 
b. 5 Jan., 1832, d. in Babylon. The other was Capt. Simoji 
W. Cooper, b. 25 Feb., 1829, who d. at Hankow, China, 24 
June, 1869. His life was one full of adventure and peril, 
over twenty-five years of which had been spent upon the sea. 
He began the career of a sailor in a small coasting-vessel, 
running between Babylon and N. Y. city. Subsequently he 
went to the West Indies, Liverpool, and New Orleans ; was 
first an officer on board the " Prince Albert," a London 
packet belonging to Grinnel, Minturn, & Co. In 1854 he 
sailed with Captain Roberts in the bark " Storm " to China, 
when the vessel was nearly destroyed by a typhoon. In 
1864 he was in command of the American steamer "Pem- 
broke," and made several voyages between Shanghai in China 

jfonathan of Greenwich. 283 

and Yokohama in Japan. On one of these voyages he was 
fired upon by several men-of-war, belonging to a Damio or 
native prince who was hostile to foreigners ; but his promptness, 
skill, and intrepidity saved the "Pembroke" from destruction. 
It was for this outrage that the Japanese Government sus- 
tained the loss of several important towns, bombarded by 
American and British war-vessels, and paid an indemnity of 
^3,000,000, of which ^1,200,000 came to the United States, 
forming the noted " Indemnity Fund," a portion of which 
after many years has been returned to the Japanese Govern- 
ment. At the time of his death Captain Cooper was in com- 
mand of a splendid Chinese naval vessel, then on exhibition 
at Hankow, which had just been presented to the Viceroy by 
American, EngHsh, and other foreign merchants." 

507. Jonathan Jessup { Jonathan, "^^^ Joitathan,'^'^ Edward,"^ 
Edward'^), born in Greenwich, 7 Jan., 1761 ; married, 1st, Rheua* 

, who died 17 Nov., 1799, aged 26 yrs., 7 mos., 7 days. She 

(with her infant daughter, aged 2 mos., 7 days), lies buried in the 
Mill River burial-ground in Stamford. He married, 2d, Keziah 
Green, 3 July, 1808 (born 25 June, 1787). He died 28 Sept., 
1826. Their nine children were born in Greenwich: - 

566. Julius Augustus, b. 1809, d. 181 2. 

-f567. Joshua Beal, ), ^, „ 

, ro T r^ )\>. 2 Feb., 181 1. 

-f568. Jonathan Trumbull, J ' 

+569- Julius Augustus, b. 1814. 

570. John Anson, b. 1817, d. 1833. 

-f57i. Ann Eliza, b. 1820. 

-f572. Sarah Jeannette, b. 1823. 

573. Charles Edward, b. 1825, d. 1852, unmarried. 

574. Cornelius Jaaies, b. Jan., 1827, three months after the father's 

death; d. 1853, unmarried. 

° This history of the family of George dently an abbreviation of the Scripture 
Dibble, was prepared by his grandson, name Ruhamah, Hosea, ii. 2. It is else- 
James B. Cooper, of Babylon, N. Y. where shortened to Rhua, and sometimes 

*> This name "Rheua" (so spelled in to Ruah. 
the inscription on her tombstone) is evi- 

284 yessup Genealogy. 

The widow, in 1829, three years after the death of her husband, 
removed with all her children, except the twin brothers, Joshua 
and Jonathan, to Clinton Co., Ohio, where she had a brother liv- 
ing. She there purchased a farm and made a home for herself. 
Dec. 12, 1830, she married David Jenks, a wealthy farmer of the 
same county, a widower with six children. Mr. Jenks died in 
1853 ; she died in 1854. Their only child, Rhena Amanda, mar- 
ried, in 1852, David Hiatt, of Martinsville, Ohio, and she died 
there in 1854, leaving an infant daughter who survived her but 
a few weeks. 

Three of the sons above mentioned, John, Charles, and Corne- 
lius, died young men and were buried in the Jenks' family burial- 
ground. They were carpenters. 

508. James Jessup [yojiathan,^^^ Jonathan^ Edward,^ Ed- 
ward'^), born in Greenwich, removed to New Milford and pur- 
chased a farm on Shepaug Neck, now the town of Bridgewater. 
The date of this purchase as given in the records is 17 March, 
1785. His name appears in the list of those who attended ser- 
vice in the " Presbyterian meeting-house," and as a subscriber to 
the funds of the Presbyterian ecclesiastical society. The first 
assessment in behalf of the above society in 1804 includes his 
name. Afterwards, when St. Mark's Episcopal church was or- 
ganized (23 April, 1 8 10), he became a vestryman, and his son 
Blackman, chorister. He married Elizabeth Blackman, daughter 
of John Blackman and Elizabeth Glover, of Newtown, who died 
9 Dec, 1827, aged 6^. He died 4 Aug., 18 17, aged 56. He was 
a carpenter. The family consisted of eight children : — 

-f575. Betsey, b. 1784. 

576. Blackman, d. 7 Jan., 1826, aged 41 ; unmarried. 
+577. Lucy, b. 1787. 
4-578. Hannah, b. Jan., 1789. 
+579. Abigail, d. about 1824, in Harwinton. 
580. Polly M., the youngest, m. Sylvester E. Derrin, of Harwinton, 
Conn., 6 Feb., 1828, and removed to Mt. Morris, Livingston 
Co., N. Y. One child : Victoria Eugenia Derrin ; m. George 

yonathan of Greenwich. 285 

J. Campbell, and has four children, — Victoria, b. 1863, George, 
b. 1865, William, b. 1868, and Lucien, b. 1872. 
+581. Jonathan, b. 27 Jan., 1795. 

582. Sally Ann, b. 1800; d. in Brookfield while sitting in her chair, 

22 Sept., 1868. She never married." 

509, Anna Jessup {yonaihan,^^ yonathan}'^ Edward,"^ Ed- 
ward'^^, born in Greenwich, Conn., married Jeremiah Randall, Jr., 
mechanic, and lived in Bridgewater (New Milford), where she died 
12 Feb., 1835, aged eighty-one. He died 17 Nov., 1808, aged 
fifty-three. His father, Jeremiah Randall, Sr.,* with his brothers, 
came from England and settled first in Greenwich (name there 
often spelled Rundle). The 19th of June, 1778, he bought land, 
dwelling-house, and barn, in Bridgewater of James Loclavood 
for ;^I30 and soon settled upon it.'' The above date renders it 
quite probable that Jeremiah, Jr., was born in Greenwich. Their 
children were born in Bridgewater, and lived there. 

They had five : — 

583. Anna Randall, m. Daniel Keeler; d. 19 Dec, 1866, aged 


584. Sally Randall, m., 25 Nov., 1794, John Hawley Treat, great- 

grandson of Robert Treat, who served the Colony of Conn., 
as Deputy-Gov. and as Gov. for thirty years. She d. 15 
March, 181 1, aged 33, leaving one son, Horace Treat, b. 14 
Sept., 1795. 

585. Polly Ran-dall, b. 20 Jan., 1790; m. Benjamin Beach, 23 

April, 1807, and d. 3 July, 1828, aged 38. Two children: 
I. Sally yeaiinette Beach, b. 19 Feb., 18 10, m. Ephraim 
French, and d. 14 July, 1876, leaving seven children : Mary 

° The record of the family and descend- removed to Harlem, and 29 Nov., 1784, 

ants of James Jessup of New Milford purchased Randall's Island for ;if2,400, 

(Bridgewater) is largely furnished by Mrs. and by his industry as a farmer paid for it 

Charles H. Jessup, of that place, and Mrs. in ten years. He died in 1830 at the age 

Eli H. Welton, of Southville. of 88, and five years later his heirs sold the 

* Jeremiah Randall, Sr., had three property to the Corporation of N. Y. city 

other sons, Timothy, Charles, and Rich- for §50,000." — Riker's Harlem. 
ard. "Hisbrother Jonathan (a carpenter) <^ Orcutt's Bridgewater. 

286 ycsstip Genealogy. 

(Mrs. Scott), Jane (Mrs. Homer Sanford), Catharine, Othniel, 
Susan, Laura, and Lawrence. 

2. Laura Amelia Beach, b. 27 July, 181 2, d. 12 March, 
1858, m., ist, Othniel French, and had one dau., Charlotte 
French, (Mrs. H. T. Brown) ; m., 2d, Alanson Young, and 
had one dau., Margaret Young (Mrs. John McClusky). 

586. Nathaniel Randall, farmer, b. 20 Aug., 1782: m. Lucy A. 

Sanford, 25 Sept., 1806, and d. 20 Sept., 1848. Five children : 
I. Lorenzo Randall, b. 28 June, 1807, d. 5 Nov., 1832. 2. 
jferome Randall, b. 8 July, 181 1 ; d. 3 June, 1881. 3. ya- 
cintha J. Randall, b. 15 Oct., 1808, m. Frederick Boland, 

2 Feb., 1829. 4. Emeline E. Randall, b. 4 Sept., 1813, 
m. Daniel L. Booth, 10 May, 1835, and d. 20 Aug., 1848. 
5. ILenry IV. Randall, b. 22 Oct., 1822, m. Ann Tomlinson, 
28 April, 1844, and has two sons living in N. Y. city. 

587. Jonathan Jessup Randall, carpenter, m. Abigail Gorham, 17 

Aug., 1813; d. 14 July, 1881, aged eighty-nine. Eight chil- 
dren: I. yeremiah G rand i son Randall, b. 23 Aug., 181 5 ; 
m. Abigail Mead, and has six children, — Flora (Mrs. George 
Young), Ellen (Mrs. Silas Keeler), Richard, who m. Laura 
Wooster, Sarah (Mrs. Grant Northrop), John W., who m. 
Helen Beach, and Alice. He was mem. of Conn. Legislature 
in 1878. 2. Phineas Barnum Randall, b. 24 Sept., 181 7; 
m. Flora Mead. 3. Rachel Sainantha Ra?idall, b. 21 Aug., 
1819, d. 3 June, 1823. 4. Sallie yeanette Randall, b. 21 
Sept., 1825 ; m. Jonah Davidson. 5. William W.Randall, h. 

3 Dec, 1823 ; m. Julia Bostwick. 6. Rachel Samantha Ran- 
dall, b. 18 Oct., 1829 ; m. John Minor. 7. Charles Randall, 
b. 18 March, 1834 ; m. Elizabeth Ruggles, has two children 
and lives in Birmingham, Conn. 8. Edward Randall, b. 18 
Aug., 1835 ; m. Eda Eliza Bishop, 22 March, 1859, and has 
three children. 

510. Ebenezer Jessup {jyonathan,^^^ yoiiathanP- Edward,^ 
Edward'^'), born in Greenwich, married Rebecca, daughter of 
James Skelding of Stamford. He was a farmer and shoemaker, 
and also a Revolutionary pensioner. He lived in Greenwich, 

ycnathan of Greenwich. 2^j 

where he died 21 Jan., 1845, ^g^d 79 yrs., 11 mos., 3 days. 
His wife died 2 June, 1846, aged 75 yrs., 11 mos., 19 days. 
His will is dated 22 Sept., 1843. After a small bequest to his 
son William, the remainder is divided equally between two other 
children and a grandson, William J, (son of Ebenezer, Jr., de- 
ceased), who is not to receive his portion until of age. The five 
children were : — 

588. Edward, bap. 21 Sept., 1794, probably d. young. 

589. WiLLUM, bap. 7 Aug., 1796; m., on Long Island, lived and 

died in New York city. 

+590. Ebenezer, b. March, 1800. 
591. Elizabeth, ra. Isaac V. Powelson, dry goods merchant ; lived and 
died in Troy, N. Y. Their daughter m. the Rev. Mr. Glennie, 
an Episcopal clergyman, and once lived in Georgetown, S. C. 

+592. Rheua Skelding, b. 10 Aug., 18 10. 

511. Edward Jessup (JJonatJian,^^^ yojiatha7i}^ Edivard,^ 
Edivard'^^, born in Greenwich in 1768, was a grocer in New 
York city, where he died 6 Jan., 1833. His name is first found in 
the Directory for 1798-99, and in subsequent editions with some 
change of location for 34 years. He was buried in Greenwich. 
He married (28 June, 1794) Elizabeth Bowne of New York (born 
in 1773), who after his death removed to Jamaica, Long Island, 
where she died 2 Sept., 1840, and where she was also buried. 
There were nine children, all born in New York city, except the 
eldest, born in East Chester, N. Y. 

593. Betsey Ann, b. 6 Oct., 1795 ; m. Benjamin S. Rowland, 8 April, 

18 19. On retiring from business he removed to Jamaica, 
L, I., where she d. 5 April, 1836. He d. 3 Sept., 1838, and 
both are buried at Jamaica. Of their eight children only two 
are living (1883), — Mrs. Denningto7i of Brooklyn, and Miss 
yosephine Rowlatid. 

594. Edward, b. 7 April, 1798 ; was captain of a West India trading 

vessel, and d. of yellow fever at the island of St. Martin, 
II Jan., 1821. 

288 yes sup Genealogy. 

595. George Riker, b. 31 Aug., 1800. At 16 years of age he went to 

Savannah, Ga., and was afterwards for a number of years in 
the cotton and grocery business in Augusta. He m. Minerva 
L. Johnston in the summer of 1833. She was a cousin of 
David S. Johnston, postmaster in Madison, Ga., in 1883. A 
few years afterwards he removed to Madison, where he died 
in 1870. His wife died in Atlanta six months later. Both 
are buried at Madison. He was much interested in the 
genealogy of the family, and corresponded with Gen. Thomas 
S. Jessup on the subject, and collected many facts which 
have unfortunately been lost. 

596. William, b. 6 April, 1803. He was a seaman, and went to 

Cahfornia as first mate of a vessel. When last seen he was 
ill in San Francisco, and leaving the city soon after was never 
again heard from. 

597. Pell, b. 8 Dec, 1805, went first to Virginia and m. in Lexing- 

ton. At the close of the Civil War he removed to Pike Co., 
Mo., and died in Harrisburgh, Texas, where he had gone to 
purchase land. He left five sons and one daughter. 

598. Jane Maria, b. 20 June, 1808 ; d. 15 April, 1809. 

599. Henry, b. 23 Nov., 18 10, was for a time with his brother George 

in Augusta, Ga., and afterwards a volunteer in the Florida war 
against the Seminole Indians. At the breaking out of the 
Civil War, to secure him from being drafted into the army, 
his brother sent him to take charge of a plantation and cotton 
mill in Wilkinson Co. He died a few years after the war, and 
was buried in Milledgeville. 

600. Marm. Adeline, b. 25 Feb., 1814 ; d. 8 Dec, 18 14. 

601. Jane Eliza, b. 14 March, 18 16, now (1883) residing in Brook- 

lyn, N. Y., who furnished the above record of her father's 

512. Gershom Jessup (jyonathan,^^^ yonathattP- Edward,^ 
Edivard'^), born in Greenwich, 6 Dec, 1772, lived in the First 
Parish. He married Rhoda Knapp (born 25 Nov., 1779), 
II Jan., 1798. He died 18 Aug., 1803, at the age of 30 yrs., 
8 mos., 7 days. On his tombstone is the record, " Here lies 

yonathan of Greenwich. 289 

the kind father of five children." His estate was administered 
upon 30 Aug., 1803, Enos Knapp and Rhoda Jessup, the widow, 
being appointed administrators. The names of the five children 

+602. Isaac Knapp, b. 29 June, 1798. 
603. Henry, b. and d. 28 Oct., 1799. 
+604. Mary Ann, b. 3 Oct., 1800. 

605. Betsey, b. and d. 10 Jan., 1802. 

606. Angelina, b. 17 Feb., and d. 15 Aug., 1803. 

Mrs. Rhoda (Knapp) Jessup married, 2d (28 July, 1805), Ben- 
jamin Page of Greenwich (born 23 Feb., 1775). They had six 
children, four of whom reached maturity: Joseph Edward Page, 
Ophelia Frances Page (Mrs. Geo. J. Smith), Elizabeth Page 
(Mrs. Jotham Merritt), and Benjamin Page, Jr. Mr. Page died 
10 Aug., 1844, and Mrs. Page, 18 Nov., 1857. 

514. Timothy Jessup (jyo7iathan,'^^^ Jojiathan, " Edward,"^ 
Edward'^^ lived in Greenwich (First Parish) where he was born. 
He married Sarah, daughter of Philip Lockwood, and died 
30 April, 1808, aged 32 yrs., 5 mos., 15 days. He appears to 
have been a merchant and engaged in the coasting trade, having 
an interest in a store and wharf in Stamford, and in his will mak- 
ing reference to a vessel also. His will is dated 7 April, 1808, 
and was offered for probate on the 3d of May following. In it 
he mentions his wife Sarah, and gives to each of his children one 
third of his estate. The executors whom he named, Daniel 
Lockwood, his brother-in-law, and Wm. Waterbury, having de- 
clined to serve, his widow Sally Jessup was appointed adminis- 
tratrix. The children in this family were three : — 

607. Peter Ferris, d. 16 Aug., 1834, aged 31 yrs., 4 mos. He was 

married and had four children. Franklin, son of Peter and 
Adaline Jessup, who died 29 Dec, 185 1, aged 24 yrs. and 
6 mos., and lies buried in the North Field Burying-ground 
in Stamford, may be his son. 

290 yessup Genealogy, 

608. Sarah, d. 13 April, 1832, aged 27 yrs., 4 mos., 7 days. She m. 

Robert Cox and had one child, who died in infancy. 

609. Maria, d. 21 May, 1881, at the age of 74 yrs. and 4 mos. 

She m. Capt. Henry Burley and had two children : i. Wm. 
Henry Burley, d. 28 Feb., 1851, aged 22 ; married, but had 
no children. 2. Charles Silas Burley, d. in New Orleans, 
23 Jan., 1867, aged 36 ; married Frances E. Ferris, and has 
two children, — Charles F., born 186 1, and Maria Louise, 
born 1865. 

Mrs. Sarah (Lockwood) Jessup, married, 2d, William Water- 
bury, and died 17 Dec, 1861, aged 80 yrs., 11 mos., 30 days. 
Mr. Waterbury died II Jan., 1842, aged seventy-six. They had 
several children. 

515. Peter Jessup {yonathan,^^^ yonathan}'^ Edward,^ Ed- 
ward^^ was born and lived in Greenwich (First Parish). He 
married Mary, daughter of Samuel Ferris. He was drowned in 
Long Island Sound, on his way home from New York city, 7 Jan., 
1802. Administration was granted on his estate, 23 Feb. of the 
same year, to Mary Jessup his widow and Elihu Ferris. The 
inventory was $3,062.32. They had five children: — 

4-610. Samuel, b. 18 Feb., 1793. 

611. Peter, d. 29 Nov., 1861, aged 62, yrs. and 24 days; unmarried. 
+612. Jonathan, d. 20 Oct., 1878, aged 81 yrs. 

613. Mary, d. 26 Aug., 1876, aged 74 yrs., 2 mos., 29 days ; unmarried. 

Her will, dated at Greenwich 10 Oct., 1868, was probated 9 
Sept., 1876. 

614. Susan, b. about 1800, m. Peter Ferris her cousin, a miller. She 

died March, 1884, in Greenwich (Mianus). Their children 
were three : Caroline Ferris, Mary Elizabeth Ferris, and 
Paris Robins Ferris, the last dying young. 

Mrs. Mary (Ferris) Jessup married, 2d, Paris Robins. 

516. Hannah Jessup (y^««//^rt;/,499 Jonatha7t}'^ Edward,^ Ed- 
ivard^^, born in Greenwich 31 March, 1771 ; married (15 Aug., 

yonathan of Greenwich. 291 

'795) Peter Lockwood, of Greenwich, Conn., born I2 Sept., 1770, 
and died 28 March, 1856. She died 6 June, 18 16. 
Their six children were born in Greenwich : — 

615. Sarah Lockwood, b. 22 June, 1796, d. 30 June, 1863, at the 

homestead; unmarried. 

616. Hannah Lockwood, b. 7 July, 1798, d. 31 July, 1845, ^^ home ; 


617. Ann Maria Lockwood, b. 5 Jan., 1803, d. 11 Jan., 1836; m. 

Enos Bennet, son of Enos Lockwood of Greenwich. Four 
children: Sarah Elizabeth Lockwood, b. 4 May, 1828, d. 25 
Nov., 1852 ; Elethea Lockwood, b. i Oct., 1830, d. 10 March, 
1844 ; Enos Beal Lockwood, b. 30 Nov., 1833 ; m. (20 May, 
1 861) Mary Letitia Hendrie, youngest daughter of Capt. Alex- 
ander Hendrie," of Marietta, Ohio ; Ann Maria Lockwood, 
b. 3 Oct., 1835, d. 2 July, 1846. 

618. Jerusha Lockwood, b. 28 Nov., 1804, d. 3 March, 1853; m., 

I St, Walter Smith of New York city, and had one child, — 
Hannah Maria Smith, who m. Wm. Cardwell, of N. Y., and 
d. 20 Oct., 1842, aged 17, and lies buried in Stamford. She 
m., 2d, Daniel Kingsland, of N. Y. Thi-ee children : Cornelia 
Kingsland, Josephitie Kingsland, and Feter Kingsland. 

619. Peter Lockwood, b. 22 April, 1807; m. a Miss Brown, near 

Sandusky, Ohio, where he settled when that country was 
almost a wilderness. Seven children : a son who d. in his 
third year, and six daughters, who m. and live in Ohio. 

620. Timothy Jessup Lockwood, b. i Nov., 1809 ; m, Elizabeth Tice 

of New Brunswick, N. J. Six children : Maria Lockwood, 
Eraticis Peter Lockwood, Harriet Lockwood, Henry Lockwood, 
Timothy Jessup Lockwood, — m. Mary Adelaide Downing, has 
five children (Addie, Henry, John, Timothy Jessup, and 
Mary), and lives in Brooklyn, N. Y., — and Anna Lockwood. 

" William Hendrie, the father of Capt. Ann Millington. About the latter the 

Alexander, came from the Broom of Moy, tradition is that she belonged to an Eng- 

Parishof Dike, Scotland. Hem. Hannah, lish noble family of the same name, came 

sister of Ann Lockwood, wife of Jonathan to this country to meet her lover, a French 

Jessup and great-grandmother of Enos officer, but not finding him, consoled her- 

B. Lockwood. These sisters were the self by marrying a Yankee, 
daughters of Gershom Lockwood and 

292 yessup Genealogy. 

517. Sarah Jessup {yonathan,^^^ yonathan}'^ Edward,^ Ed- 
ward^'), born in Greenwich, 14 Oct., 1799; married Daniel, son 
of Daniel Lockwood of Stamford, 9 May, 1802, and died 8 Sept., 
1829. He was born 25 Jan., 1769, and died 8 Oct., 1837. He 
lived in the "Bangall" school district near the centre of the town, 
and for many years was deacon in the Baptist Church located 

There were ten children : " — 

621. Rheua Ann Lockwood, b. 23 April, 1803. 

622. RuFUS Allen Lockwood, b. 15 Nov., 1804; grad. Yale College, 

1 83 1* and Newton Theological Institute, Mass., 20 Aug., 
1834, and on the 25th Sept. ordained in Newburyport as a 
Baptist minister. Not having firm health he accepted a call 
to preach in New Orleans. Returning home the next spring 
by way of Sparta, Tenn., he preached there on the Sabbath, 
but was soon after taken with bleeding at the lungs and ex- 
pired almost immediately, 25 May, 1835. This was the 
cousin whose name was assumed by Jonathan Trumbull 

623. William Augustus Lockwood, b. 4 May, 1806 ; m. by the Rev. 

Piatt Buffet of Stanwich to Mary, daughter of Dr. Nathaniel 
Hubbard of Stamford, 27 April, 1831. She was born 28 Oct., 
1806, and the same clergyman officiated at her father's 

624. David Lyman Lockwood, b. 2 May, 1808. 

625. Betsey Lockwood, b. 25 July, and d. 25 Aug., 18 10. 

626. Betsey Lockwood, b. 21 May, 181 2 ; m., by the Rev. John Ellis 

of the Baptist Ch. in Stamford, to Josiah Smith, Jr., 22 Sept., 
1830. He was born 20 June, 1803. 

627. Solomon Morgan Lockwood, b. 6 March, and d. 11 July, 1814. 

628. Solomon Morgan Lockwood, b. 24 July, 1818, now (1883) 

living in New Canaan, 

629. Mary Eliza Lockwood, b. 5 Oct., 1820. 

" Town Records. Bishop T. M. Clark of Rhode Island, the 

6 Other members of this class are Ex- late Peter Parker, U. S. Minister to 
President Noah Porter of Yale College, China, etc. 

yonathan of Greenwich. 293 

630. Abigail Jane Lockwood, ra. 25 Aug., 1839, by Thomas Brewer 

of Greenwich, Justice of the Peace, to Maltbie Smith of Stam- 
ford, where they (1883) Uve in a house in the "Bangall" 
school district, built more than one hundred years ago by 
Daniel Lockwood, the grandfather of Mrs. Smith. No 

518. Mary Jessup {yonathan,^^ yonathati}'^ Edward,'^ Ed- 
zvard^),horn in Greenwich, married William Peacock of the same 
town, and died there at Byram Point. Her will is dated 24 April, 
1835, with a codicil of the 12th March, 1842; probated 29 May, 
1842. She styles herself widow of Wm. Peacock. She mentions 
her daughter Mary Underhill, wife of Stephen Underhill of Oys- 
ter Bay, Long Island, daughter Julia Ann Peacock, and grand- 
daughter Mary Peacock. Benjamin Page and Paris Robins are 
executors. Mary Jessup is a witness to the codicil. The four 
children of this family were : — 

631. Mary Peacock, who m. Stephen Underhill, of Glen Cove, N. Y., 

and has several children. He is a Quaker. 

632. Julia Ann Peacock, who married a clergyman. 

633. William Peacock, who d. unmarried. His will was probated at 

Stamford, 29 May, 1842. He appoints his brother-in-law, 
Stephen Underhill of Oyster Bay, executor. 

634. Ralph Peacock, who also lives at Glen Cove, and has a family. 

541. John Jessup (Samue/,^^ yonathan}'^ Edward,^ Ed- 
ward"^)^ born in Stamford in 1771 ; went in 1791, as already 
stated, with his brother Isaac, to Otsego Co., N. Y. Returning to 
Stamford in the autumn of the same year, he went for a time 
to a select school, after which he entered the printing-office 
of Charles R. and George Webster, in Albany, N. Y., remaining 
there tAVo or three years. He afterward taught school. In 1799 he 
married Deborah, the daughter of Obadiah and Sarah Stevens, 
of Middlesex (now Darien), Conn. (The first wife of Obadiah 
Stevens was Deborah Jessup, for whom this daughter of the 
second wife was named.) Returning once more to New York, 

294 yessup Genealogy. 

he purchased a farm near Saratoga Springs, where he died, 21 
Oct., 1853. His four children were born there: — 

+635. John Philander, b. 16 July, 1800. 

636. Sarah, b. 1802, m, in 1829, Ira Smith (farmer), of Greenfield Cen- 

tre, N. Y., where they lived. She d. in 1863, without children. 

637. George Lansing, b. i Oct., 1806. In the year 1830 he went to 

Louisiana, married, and had two sons. He hved in Monroe, 
Ouachita Co., where he was a merchant, and at one time 
postmaster. He has not been heard from for some years. 
The present postmaster writes (3 Aug., 1882) that "the last 
of the family, a lady, died about six years ago." 

638. Alminah, b. 29 Sept., 1808, unmarried ; lives at Saratoga (1883) 

with her niece, Mrs. Amy Jessup Fuller, and has furnished 
much valuable material for the present family history. 

542. Joseph Jessup (^Samuel,^^ yonathanP- Edward,^ Ed- 
ward'^'), born in Stamford; lived in New York city, and died 
there many years ago. The name of " Joseph Jesup, shipwright," 
living in Cherry street, appears in the Directory for 1804-5, ^"d 
may be the same person. He married, ist, a Miss Bell, and had 
two children : — 

639. Frederick, and 

640. Anna, both born in New York city, and now dead. 

He married," 2d, Betsey Town, and had four children : — 

641. Charles, now dead. 

642. Augusta, now dead. 

643. Angeline, who m. a Sloane, and lived in New York city. 

644. William Henry. 

Nothing further has been ascertained. 

543. Sarah Jessup (^Saimtel,^^^ JonathanP- Edward,'^ Ed- 
ward'^'), born in Stamford, 31 March, 1773; married Wilse* 

" He was married at the house of his * This is the spelling of his name on 
brother Jorum by Rev. Dr. Milledoler, of the head-stone in the graveyard at Noroton 
the Rutgers St. Presbyterian Church. (Stamford), Conn. In the church records 

yonathan of Greenwich. 295 

Webb, of the same town, and died in New York city, 8 April, 
1820. He was born 7 Oct., 1767, and died in Darien, 20 March, 
1 83 1. "When married he was a cooper. He went to New York 
between the years 1 797-1 800; became a shipwright and a head- 
man in the employ of Henry Eckford, at that date the leading 
ship-builder in the country." They had six children, the first 
three born in Stamford, the last three in New York city : — 

645. Mary Webb, b. 19 Nov., 1792, d. 23 June, 1859; m. Dudley 

Sheffield, of Stamford (b. 2 July, 1790; d. 18 March, 1879), 
and had several children. Most of the family are dead. ' 

646. Isaac Webb, b. 8 Sept, 1794; d. in N. Y. city, 14 Jan., 1840, 

in his 46th year, "from a short illness contracted in his efforts 
to save property from destruction during the most severe 
northeasterly gale ever known in that vicinity. Just previous 
to reaching his majoritj' he m. Phebe Peck, descended from 
a Huguenot family, who were driven out of New York when 
the British entered it in 1776. She sundved him many years, 
and d. 17 Dec, 1876." They had eight children. Three 
(daughters) died in infancy. The other five were : i. Wil- 
liam Henry Webb,"' who m., in 1843, Henrietta Amelia Hidden, 
and resides at Tarr)-town. 2. Sarah Elizabeth Webb (Mrs. 

it is " Wilsey." Henr^' Eckford was bom established. In 1S39 he went to Europe, 

in Scotland, 12 March, 1775; came to but was called home by the death of his 

N. Y. in 1796. His ships, built both for father. From 1840 to 1868 (when he re- 

the United States and foreign govern- tired from active business) he was en- 

ments, were remarkable for strength and gaged in ship-building. His services were 

speed. In 1831 he entered the service acknowledged by the Russian and Italian 

of the Turkish Gov't, and died at Con- governments by presents and appreciative 

stantinople, 12 Nov., 1832. — Johnson's letters. The latter bestowed on him the 

Encyclopadia. decoration of the Order of St. Maurice 

" Mr. Wm. H. Webb was educated at and Lazarus. He was largely interested 

the Columbia College Grammar School, in the Panama Railroad at the time of its 

and intended for a profession ; but pre- construction. He was the first to estab- 

ferring his father's business, when a little lish lines of steamships to California, 

past fifteen years of age, entered the ship- Sandwich Islands, New Zealand, and Aus- 

yard as an apprentice. Before he attained tralia. He has never been a candidate for 

his majority he made a sub-contract with political office, though three times offered 

his father to build the sailing ship " Ox- the nomination for mayor of the city, and 

ford " for the old Black Ball line of Liver- by both political parties. — Lossixg's 

pool packets, the first regular line ever History of New York City, ii. 526-527. 

296 Jessup Genealogy. 

James DeVoe), who d. in N. Y. in 1878, her husband dying 
soon after. 3. Samuel Wilsey Webb, d. unmarried, 28 Nov., 
1852. 4. Abigail Hoyt Webb, who m. Jonathan James, of 
N. Y. (stationer). 5. Eckford Webb, of Brooklyn, E. D. 
(Grand St. and Newton R. R. Co). 

647. Abigail Webb, b. 18 Feb., 1797; d. 18 Feb., 1830; unmarried. 

She was " a talented woman." 

648. George Webb, b. 8 Dec, 1800; d. 17 Oct., 1839; unmarried. 

649. Philander Webb, b. ii Feb., 1803 ; married, had several chil- 

dren, and died in New York, Aug., 1852. 

650. Sarah Ann Webb, b. 19 Feb., 1810; d. 18 June, 1851. She 

married, but her husband and two cliildren died early. 

The following sketch of ISAAC Webb is furnished by his son, 
William H. Webb, under dates of 10 and 25 Dec, 1883 '• — 

" When my grandfather Wilse Webb came to New York and engaged 
in ship-building in the employment of Henry Eckford, my father of course 
followed him here, entering upon his apprenticeship with Mr. Eckford 
about the year 1809, for when Mr. Eckford went to the Lakes to construct 
a fleet for the United States Government, he had already become one of 
his leading boys, following him there (being entrusted with the custody of 
all the money he could stow away about his person), and on his arrival at 
Sackett's Harbor was immediately given the direction of a part of the 
work. He remained there until Mr. Eckford's return. Soon after this he 
married, as has already been stated, having duly obtained the permission 
of his employer, as the term of his apprenticeship had not quite expired. 

"During the three or four subsequent years, he, together with two 
fellow-apprentices. Smith and Dimon (who in after years became noted 
ship-builders), engaged in building vessels for Mr. Eckford under some 
special arrangement, which continued until Mr. Eckford was selected by 
our Government to build a model line-of-battle ship (afterward named the 
' Ohio ') in the Navy Yard at New York. Then he besought my father to 
assist him, resulting in his taking the charge and direction of the building of 
that ship (unequalled in her day), under the supervision of his old master 
and friend. When the 'Ohio' was launched, in the year 1820, my father 
began business in New York on his own account. His first vessel, the 
'Splendid,' and the second, the 'Superior,' — both built for one Capt. Hall 

J-onathan of Greenwich. 297 

for the China trade, — being much the largest merchant-ships (only about 
500 tons) ever before built in any part of this country. 

" He continued in this way at work until about 1825, when Mr. Eckford 
contracted to build four vessels of war for South American States which 
had revolted against Spain and declared independence. Again Mr. Eck- 
ford sought the aid of my father in building these ships, and a partnership 
was formed known as Henry Eckford & Co., which continued only until 
the ships were delivered. The modeUing and planning of these four ships 
was entirely entrusted to my father, Mr. Eckford looking after the finances 
only, and the necessary negotiations with our own Government, which, 
under the direction of Mr. Clay as Secretary of State, had a most dehcate 
business to manage. 

" After this, my father continued in the business wath varjing success, 
being early handicapped by hea\7 losses at sea, doing a large business up 
to the time of his death, when he left a family consisting of a widow, three 
sons, and two daughters — poor, except in the inheritance of his good 
name as a most faithful servant, a fair and most honest man. 

" Mr. Eckford said of him, that ' of all men with whom he had ever had 
business relations, he had found Isaac Webb one of the wisest, truest, and 
safest of counsellors.' This he said to his wife when advising her to whom 
to look for honest advice in time of need, and this appears to have been 
his character from early childhood, as testified by those who knew him 

544. Jorum Jessup {Samiiel,^^ JonathanP- Edward,"^ Ed- 
ward,'^) was born in Stamford 30 June, 1775, and there married, 
20 Nov., 1803, Sarah, daughter of Ezra Guernsey, born 16 March, 
1782. He was a shipwright, and immediately after his marriage 
removed to New York city. His name appears in the city 
Directories for 1806 to 18 13 inclusive. He and his wife were 
members of the Rutgers St. Presbyterian Church during the 
pastorate of Rev. Philip Milledoler, D. D., afterwards president of 
Rutgers College, N. J. In company with his brother-in-law, 
Wilse Webb, and his nephew Isaac Webb, he went, in the employ 
of Henry Eckford, the distinguished ship-builder, to Sackett's 
Harbor, N. Y., to construct some vessels for the Government 
during the war of 181 2-1 5 with England. It was during this 

298 yessup Genealogy. 

temporary absence from home that he died, 27 Jan., 18 14, aged 
thirty-nine. Administration on his estate was granted in Stam- 
ford, to Sarah Jessup his widow, 18 July, 18 14. They had six 
children: — 

+651. Samuel, b. 12 March, 1805. 

652. William Henry, b. 5 Oct., 1806; d. 31 Jan., 1808. 
+653. Sarah Sekeins, b. 24 Jan., 1808. 

654. Hannah, b. 9 Jan., 1810; d. 24 Aug., 1811. 

655. William, b. 11 Aug., 1811; d. 13 Oct., 1812. 
-1-6 5 6. Julia Ann, b. 24 March, 181 3. 

Mrs. Sarah (Guernsey) Jessup, married, 2d, Amos Clark of 
New York city, 9 Sept., 1824, and died 28 July, 1861, at the 
residence of her daughter, Mrs. JuHa Ann (Jessup) Clark, in 
La Porte, Ind. Amos Clark died in New York city, 26 March, 

546. Jonathan Jessup {Samuel,^^^ Jonatha^iP- Edward,^ Ed- 
ward'^), born in Stamford 14 April, 1782 ; married Martha Scofield 
8 April, 1806. She was born 12 Aug., 1787, and died 21 May, 
1873. The farm and family homestead was " upon the highest 
point of Strawberry Hill, from which there was an extensive view 
of Long Island Sound and the surrounding country." He died 
14 April, 1843, aged 61 years, and both were buried in the North 
Field burial-ground in Stamford. They had eight children, all 
born in the above town : — 

-1-657. Sally, b. 7 Oct., 1806. 

4-658. Marlv, b. 5 Sept., 1808. 

^-659. William, d. 22 Oct., 1865, aged 58. 

-f66o. George, b. 12 April, 181 2. 

661. Ann, d. 9 July, 1856, aged 34 yrs., 7 mos. She m. William 

Guernsey of Stamford, Conn., and left three children : Emily 
Guernsey, Hannah Guernsey, and Frank Guernsey. 

662. John, d. 29 August, 1842, aged 23. 

663. Elizabeth, b. 4 June, 1824, unmarried, and lives in New 


yonathan of Greenwich. 299 

664. Samuel, b. 25 Jan., 1828; m. 28 Nov., 1852, Sarah Elizabeth, 

dau. of Azariah Gould Cogswell and Sally Ann (Wakeman) 
Cogswell of Black Rock, Conn. He is a farmer and carpenter, 
and has lived in Fairfield ever since his marriage. 

547. Hannah Jessup {Sufnuel,^^ yonathan^- Edward,"^ Ed- 
ward'^), born in Stamford in 1783, married, 4 March, 1801, 
Samuel Hoyt, son of Thomas and Mary Hoyt, of Nonvalk. He 
was. born 11 Nov., 1778, and was a silversmith. In 18 16 he re- 
moved to Ledyard, Cayuga Co., N. Y., where he lived on the 
same farm till 1862. He died in Hancock, Ohio, 14 May, 1866. 
His wife died 2 September, 1862, aged 79. They had nine 
children : — 

665. Abby Hoyt, b. in Norwalk in 1802 ; m. James S. Boughton, 

24 Dec, 1S20, lived in Castile, Wyoming Co., N. Y., and 
died 8 Jan., 1858. 

666. Henry C. Ho\t, b. 1804, in Noru^alk ; m. Sally Gillam 12 April, 

1827, lives in Litchfield, Medina Co., Ohio. 

667. Mary Ann Ho\t, b. 1806, in Norwalk; m. E. D. Boughton, 11 

Nov., 1824, lived in Hancock Co., Ohio, and d. 17 May, 

668. WiLLUM C. Hoyt, b. 19 Feb., 1808, in Norwalk; m. Mary R. 

Schuyler, 22 March, 1835, and fives in Millersburgh, Iowa 
Co., Iowa. 

669. Harriet Hoyt, b. 1810, in Norwalk; m. Nathan G. Hoyt, 

24 July, 1833, and fives ui Wellington, Ohio. 

670. Eliza Han-n\ah Ho\t, b. 181 2, in Norwalk; m. Marcus Schuy- 

ler, 6 April, 1833, and d. in Attica, Seneca Co., Ohio, 28 
Aug., 1837. 

671. Samuel THO^L^ Hovt, b. 18 18, in Ledyard, N. Y. ; m. Cath- 

arine HeUman, 4 Oct., 1843, and lives in that place. 

672. Betsey A. Hoyt, b. 1820, in Ledyard, N. Y. ; d. there 13 Sept., 


673. EiHLY Hoyt, b. 1824, in Ledyard, N. Y.; d. there 14 Oct., 


« Hoyt Genealogy (1871). 

300 yessup Genealogy. 

548. George Jessup {Samuel,^^ yofiathan,'^'^ Edward,^ Ed- 
ward'^), born in Stamford, was a silversmith, and appears to have 
learned his trade with his uncle Samuel Hoyt, of Norwalk. With 
him he went to North Carolina, and appears to have settled in 
that State, his uncle returning to t^e North. In 1809, the Town 
Records of Stamford speak of him as " late of Stamford, but now 
of Washington, Beaufort Co., N. C." He married Betsey Turner, 
and had two children. Sending his wife North with his children 
when very young, to spend the winter at his father's in Stamford, 
the wife and youngest child died at the house of his uncle Jorum 
Jesup in New York city. Hannah, the surviving child, was brought 
up by her uncle John, married a Mr. Warden, of New York city, 
and died there in 1878, leaving two daughters. 

549. Phebe Jessup {Silvamcs,^'^^ yoiiatha7t}'^ Edward,'^ Ed- 
ward'^), born in Greenwich, Conn. ; died in Somers, N. Y., at the 
house of her brother Benjamin, 22 Jan., 1861, aged 97 yrs. 6 mos. 
She had one son who assumed the family name: — 

674. Samuel, b. about 1785, in Greenwich, and d. previous to 1845, 

leaving seven children: i. John, d. Somers, N. Y., before 
1832 ; 2. Lewis, d. Peekskill, about 1862 ; 3. William 

Henry, b. 24 April, 1810; m. Annis H , 19 Sept., 1832, 

and d. in N. Y. city, 14 Dec, 1879 ; 4. Mary Elizabeth (Mrs. 
Reynolds), living in N. Y. city ; 5. Clarissa (Mrs. Hiram Hitt 
of New Canaan) ; and two others, about whom nothing is 

550. Abigail Jessup (^Silvamis,^^^ JonathanP- Edward,^ Ed- 
ward'^^, born in Greenwich, Conn., 20 March, 1769 ; married Ama- 
ziah Mead, of Westchester, N. Y., i Jan., 1794, and died 13 Jan., 
1853. He was born in Greenwich 14 Feb., 1770, and died 7 June, 
1844, in Gorham, Ontario Co., N. Y., where he resided. He was 
a farmer. Their six children were: — 

675. WiLLL-ysi Mead, b. 15 Oct., 1795 ; d. in Gorham in 1839 ; m., 

ist, Sally Baker, by whom he had two children : Alvin Mead 

yonathan of Greenwich. 301 

and Ann Delia Mead- m., 2d, A. Sterling, and had six chil- 
dren, — four girls and two boys. They have lived in Michi- 
gan, Kansas, Wisconsin, and in Gorham, N. Y. 

676. Alexander Mead, b. 5 Feb., 1799 ; d. 16 Dec, 1830, in Somers, 

N. Y. ; unmarried. 

677. Abraham Mead, b. 6 Jan., 1801 ; m. Nancy Mead, and d. in 

Gorham, 17 Nov., 1842. His wife also is dead. 

678. Phebe Mead, b. 4 April, 1803, in Nyack, N. Y., d. 5 Jan., 

1882; m. Stephen Ambler and had six children: William 
Ambler, James Ambler, Alexander Ambler, Riifus Ambler, 
Benjamin Ambler, and Abigail Ambler ; the last two are dead. 
They first lived in Nyack ; afterward in Minnesota, and then 
in Orange Co., N. Y. 

679. Mary Mead, b. 16 Sept., 1805 ; m., ist, a Mr. Dunham; 2d, 

James Utter, both of whom are now dead. She lives in East 
Troy, Wisconsin (1884). Has no children. 

680. Isaac Mead, b. 8 Jan., 1808; m., ist (i Jan., 1840), Betsey 

Reed ; 2d, Charlotte Ambler, and had a daughter, Charlotte 
Elizabeth Stewart Mead, now m. and living at Clinton, 
Dutchess Co., N. Y. ; 3d, Almira Dickerman ; 4th, Mar)^ E. 
Horton. He Uves (1884) in Spencertown, Columbia Co., 
N. Y., and is a farmer. 

551. Abraham Jessup {Silvamis,^^^ Jonathan,^^ Edward,"^ 
Edward'^^ was born in Greemvich, 28 April, 1773. At the age 
of eighteen he went to Delaware Co., N. Y., then a wilderness, 
and engaged in the lumbering business, settling on a farm in the 
town of Colchester. He died in Walton, 31 May, 1855, aged 82 
yrs., 1 mo., 3 days. His wife was Phebe, daughter of William 
Holliday, who for fifty-six years was deacon of the Baptist Church 
in Colchester, and lived to the great age of one hundred and four 
years. Their children were thirteen, all born in Delaware Co : — 

681. Abigail, b. 14 Feb., 1800; m. John Colgate, of New York city, 

and d. there in 1843. She left three sons : George, John, 
and Henry. Two of these are living (1883), one in Boston, 
Mass., the other in IDinois. 

302 yessup Genealogy. 

682. John H., b. 8 Feb., 1802 ; d. in Hamden, N. Y., in 1840, 

aged 38 yrs., 7 mos., 6 days. He was a farmer and 

683. Catharine P., b. 2 April, 1804 ; d. in Hamden, N. Y., aged 

39 yrs., I mo., 27 days ; unmarried. 

684. Albert R., b. 10 March, 1806; d. in Delhi, N. Y., in 1880. 

He m. Eliza Stewart, of Walden, Orange Co., N. Y., and had 
two children. For many years he was a commission mer- 
chant in San Francisco, Cal. 

+685. Susan, b. 8 Feb., 1808. 

+686. William, b. 30 May, 18 10. 

+687. Benjamin Townsend, b. 12 April, 1813. 

+688. Sarah, b. 9 August, 1815. 
689. Mary, b. 31 August, 181 7; m., 19 Feb., 1840, Alfred Shaver, 
of Shavertown, N. Y., and d. 8 Oct., 1845. Their two chil- 
dren were Helen Maria, b. 6 Dec, 1841, d. 12 Aug., 1842 ; 
Mary Louisa, b. 26 Dec, 1843. 

+690. JuLL\, b. 24 March, 1820. 

691. Samuel Sylvanus, b. 8 Oct. 1822 ; lived in New York city, and 

and d. there i Oct., 1847 ; unmarried. At the time of his 
death he was in business with his brother Benjamin T. Jessup, 
the firm name being " B. & S. Jessup." 

692. Ann Eliza, b. i June, 1825 3 d. 15 Sept., 1825. 
+693. Louisa, b. 18 Jan., 1828. 

552. Benjamin Jesop (^Silvanus,^^^ Jonathan,^'^ Edward,^ 
Edward'^^ was born in Greenwich, 14 Feb., 1776. He learned 
the trade of tanner and shoemaker in Somers, N. Y., with Ed- 
ward Mead, his mother's brother. He afterwards purchased a 
farm in Somers, then known as Sanfordtown, and settled there, 
making a home for his father and his sister Phebe. He lived in 
that part of the town now known as Purdy's Station, on the New 
York and Harlem railroad, and died 18 Nov., 1867, aged ninety- 
one. His wife was Tamson Mead, of Somers, born in Greenwich, 
Conn., 14 Feb., 1776, and married 24 Jan., 1799. They had seven 
children : — 

yonathan of Greenwich. 303 

+694. Sally, b. i April, i8oi. 

695. Betsey, b. 31 May, 1803; m., 13 May, 1848, Thomas Ambler, 

b. 1 791, now dead. They lived at Purdy's. She d. on a visit 
to Nyack, 15 Feb., 1873. No children. 

696. Mary, b. 3 April, 1806 ; unmarried, now living at Purdy's Sta- 

tion, N. Y. 
+697. Abigail, b. 19 Aug., 1808. 
+698. Amy, b. 6 May, 18 11. 
+699. Alexander, b. 30 June, 18 16. 

700. Edward Finch, b. 3 May, 1819; d. in N. Y. city, 14 March, 

185 1 ; unmarried, and lived in Somers. 

519. Samuel Jessup (grandson oi yonatJian,'^^^ yonathan,'^'^ 
Edwardy^ Edward'^), married Susan Dibble, who died in 1852, 
aged sixty-four. He died in Greenwich, 2 June, 1843, aged fifty- 
five. They had nine children : — 

701. Isaac, who lives in Greenwich. 

702. Jonathan, who m. Ann Ferris. 

703. Susan, m. Henry Knapp. 

704. Mary, m. Jeduthan Peck, 23 Nov., 1835, and had four children." 

705. Petrus Von Fleming ; m. Julia, dau. of Daniel Ferris. 

706. Eliezur, who went West. 

707. Caroline, m. a Mr. Finney. 

708. Hannah, m. Henry, son of Isaac Knapp, and lives in Rochester, 

N. Y. 

709. J.4NE, m. Joseph Reed, who m., 2d, Ann Augusta Waring. 

567. Joshua Beal Jessup {yonathan,^^'^ yonathan,'^^^ Jona- 
thanP- Edward,^ Edward'^) y born in Greenwich, learned the car- 
penter's trade in New York city, removed to Albany, N. Y., and 
thence to Natchitoches, La., where he married, 23 April, 1841, 
Adelaide Basilise Dranguet, a lady of French parentage and the 
daughter of a lawyer in that place. She was born 13 Jan., 1823, 
and d. in St. Louis, Mo., 13 Dec, 1848. From Louisiana he re- 
moved to Indiana intending to engage in sheep-raising with his 

"■ See Peck Genealogy. 

304 yessup Genealogy. 

twin brother, Jonathan Trumbull Jessup, but finally settled in St. 
Louis in 1847 ^s an architect and builder, where he died in 1869. 
He married, 2d, Mrs. Madeline (Clayton) Jones, born in Mason 
Co., Kentucky, 14 Feb., 181 8, who survived him and died in St. 
Louis, Feb., 1883. (Her first husband, Foland Jones, to whom 
she was married i Aug., 1838, died Sept., 1839.) 
The children by the first wife were three : — 

710. Celeste Cornelia, b. 23 Feb., 1842, in La. ; d. in 111., in 1874. 

711. Joseph Anson, b. 8 Sept., 1844, in La.; now dead. 

712. Mary Orelia, b. 25 June, 1848, in St. Louis, Mo.; d. 24 June, 


The children by the second wife were five, all born in St. Louis : 

713. Charles Augustus, b. 10 Dec, 1850, a physician, graduate of 

the Missouri Medical College in 1875. He now resides in 

714. Eva Taylor, b. 25 May, 1853. 

715. Clara Garlington, ) , , _ , 
r ^ ^ ' >b. 21 Aug., 1856. 

716. Florence Clayton, ) 

717. Sarah Jennette, b. 17 May, 1859. 

The daughters still reside in St. Louis, and are teachers in the 
public schools. 

568. Rufus Allen Lockwood, whose name originally was 
Jonathan Trumbull Jessup {yonathan,^^'^ Jonathan,^^^ yona- 
than,'^^ Edward,'^ Edward'^), y^d& born in Greenwich, Conn., 2 
Feb., 181 1, and married, 28 Aug., 1832, in Tippecanoe Co., Ind., 
Harriet Hill, born 5 June, 181 2, in Little Fork, Upper Canada. 
He was lost at sea on board the steamship " Central America," of 
the New York and Panama line, wrecked off Cape Hatteras, 12 
Sept., 1857, on the voyage home from California. His wife and 
three children, Rufus Allen, Jr., Rose, and Harriet, who accom- 
panied him, with others of the passengers, escaped in life-boats, 
and were rescued by the brig " Marine," of Boston, and landed at 
Norfolk, Va., eight days after the loss of the steamship. The 

yonathan of Greenwich. 305 

family resided at Lafayette, Indiana. Mr. Lockwood was a 
brilliant, though eccentric, member of the law firm of White and 
Lockwood, of that city, where he is still well remembered. For 
reasons which will be given further on, he early exchanged the his- 
toric name given him by his parents (Jonathan Trumbull Jessup), 
for that of an own cousin (Rufus Allen Lockwood), the son of his 
father's sister Sarah (referred to elsewhere), whom he is said to 
have resembled in personal appearance, and who died about the 
time the change was made. His family have always been known by 
the name of Lockwood. Mrs. Lockwood is still living (1883), and 
resides with her daughter, Mrs. Wilson, at Terre Haute, Indiana. 
They had five children : — 

+ 718. Eldon E. Lockwood, b. 3 Aug., 1834. 

719. Zenobia a. Lockwood, b. 20 May, 1837; m., 20 Oct., 1855, 

Key Wilson, a captain in an Indiana regiment, who d. during 
the Civil War. They had no children. She lives at Terre 
Haute, Ind., in the practice of medicine. 

720. Rose A. Lockwood, b. 5 Nov., 1842; m. H. A. Parker, 18 

Oct., 1859. They have several children. She lives at the 
South, in the practice of medicine. 
+ 721. RuFus Allen Lockwood, b. 5 April, 1845. 
722. Harriet Lockwood, b. 21 Sept., 1848; d. 3 Sept., 1870. 

Rufus Allen Lockwood " appears to have been a man of great 
natural gifts, with, from childhood, an ardent thirst for knowledge, 
an indomitable will that brooked no restraint, and the eccentri- 
cities, in his case often greatly exaggerated, which accompany 

° The materials for the above sketch additional facts; while the account of 

of Mr. Lockwood have been obtained from his career on the Pacific coast is derived 

his sister, Mrs. McCan, and friends in his from a graphic and appreciative article 

old home in Connecticut, who furnish the on Mr. Lockwood, contributed by Hon. 

narrative of his early life ; from his son Newton Booth, Ex-Governor of Cafifornia, 

Rufus Allen Lockwood, Jr., and John A. to the " Overland Monthly," in 1870, and 

Wilstach, Esq., of Lafayette, Ind., his afterwards copied by the " Albany Law 

pupil and personal friend, who adds the Journal." 
history of his life in Indiana and a few 

3o6 Jessup Genealogy. 

At the age of fourteen, in 1825, when his twin brother, Joshua 
Beal Jessup, went to New York city to learn his trade, that of 
shipwright, he suddenly left home and was gone for three years, 
during which time he went on one or more voyages to the West 
Indies. The sea-chest he then used is now in possession of his 
sister, Mrs. Ann Eliza (Jessup) McCan of Covington, Ky., the 
only survivor of his father's family. An ugly scar on his left side 
gave proof that he had met with at least one perilous adventure. 

Again he disappeared, returning as suddenly after no very 
great absence, worn and ill. This time he had enlisted on board 
a man-of-war, but becoming restless under discipline, and enraged 
at the flogging of a messmate, he deserted off the coast of Mary- 
land, swam ashore, and after great peril and suffering, reached his 
home in Greenwich, Conn. At home he took refuge in books 
and study, studying often until four o'clock in the morning, and 
his family have always understood that at this time he taught 
school near New Haven, Conn., and recited his Latin and Greek 
to a professor in Yale College. He was not, however, a member 
of any college class, as his name nowhere appears on the college 
records. His cousin, however, R. A. Lockwood, whose name he 
afterwards assumed, was at this time in college, graduating in 
183 1. The change in his name was made to conceal his identity 
after his desertion, and was made, it is thought, with the ad- 
vice and consent of his uncle Lockwood. This cousin died in 


Soon after September 18, 1829, as shown by a book which he 
gave his mother at that date, he was once more gone, no one 
knew whither, and his mother never saw him again until years 
after, when she had removed to Ohio, and he visited her there, 
having acquired a name and fame as Rufus Allen Lockwoody a 
lawyer of Lafayette, Indiana. 

In the interval he had worked his way to Buffalo by way of the 
Erie Canal, and thence to Chicago by schooner on the Lakes. 
He had taught school at Romney, Tippecanoe Co., Ind., and 
there had taken part in a debating society, but having no apparent 

yonathan of Greenwich. 307 

capacity for extemporaneous speech, had written and committed 
his speeches. It was there he began to read law and almost lit- 
erally committed to memory the text of Blackstone. At Craw- 
fordsville he was admitted to the bar of the Circuit Court and 
began practice. As a lawyer he showed great possibilities, but 
never having the knowledge how to seek clients, had little busi- 
ness, and lived in great poverty. He married, though penniless, 
and went to Thornton, Boone Co., to practise, where, unable to 
pay his rent, his bed was actually sold by the sheriff, under execu- 
tion issued on his landlord's judgment. 

His first case argued before the Supreme Court of Indiana 
won for him the encomiums of the bench, but added little to his 

In 1836, Alfred S. White, a prominent lawyer of Lafayette, 
offered him a partnership, and he removed there. Then came the 
trial of J. H. W. Frank for a murder committed in the heat of a 
political conflict, — "the most remarkable criminal trial that ever 
occurred in the State." Lockwood's speech lasted nine hours, — 
nine hours of most impassioned, fervid oratory, — and he won the 
case. Copies of this speech are still extant, and many remember 
the occasion. At twenty-six he had achieved fame, and Mr. 
White, his partner, soon after having been elected to Congress, 
his mind for almost the first time in his hfe was in a state of rest 
and quiet. 

One who knew him well says, " He was a close student of books. 
He read nothing superficially. The finest tones of his eloquence 
were due to his reverence for sacred things, — the corporal oath, 
the conscience, and religion ; a reverence not paraded for effect, 
but unconsciously permeating his speech, and giving him with 
juries a surpassing power." 

In the business Repression of 1842, he became pecuniarily em- 
barrassed. He had invested in lands which then would not sell 
for enough to pay his debts, and the very idea of debt he abhorred. 
Scraping together what money he could, he gave all to his cred- 

« See Poulk et al. vs. Slocum, 3 Blackford, 421. 

3o8 yessMp Genealogy. 

itors, except a few hundred dollars, placed his son in a Catholic 
school in Vincennes, and struck out for " parts unknown," not 
even letting his family know his purpose. 

He went to the city of Mexico, studied there the civil law and 
the Spanish language, but finding nothing to do, after a few 
months found his way back to New Orleans and thence to Natch- 
itoches, where his twin brother, Joshua Beal Jessup, had married, 
and was then living. Here he resumed his true name of Jessup, 
and continued the study of the civil law, which was in vogue in 
that State, and the Louisiana code. After a year he went to New 
Orleans and applied for admission to practise in the higher courts 
of the State. He passed the examination, but just as the oath was 
about to be administered to him, he saw in the court-room the man 
who had sued him and caused his bed to be sold under execution. 
Before he left Indiana he had availed himself of several oppor- 
tunities to wreak his vengeance on this man, and now, fearing 
that his old enemy would expose his change of name, he left the 
room without taking the attorney's oath. 

Soon after, meeting a prominent Indiana lawyer on the street, 
he asked a loan of twenty dollars, with which, as was afterwards 
ascertained, to redeem his trunk. His friend proffered him ten 
dollars, all he had on hand, but it was declined. That same day 
he enlisted as a United States soldier, received twenty dollars 
bounty, and was sent to Arkansas. His friend Edward A. Han- 
negan, then United States Senator from Indiana, hearing of his 
latest freak, obtained an order of discharge signed by President 
Tyler, sent him one hundred dollars, and begged him to go to his 
family. This he did, and subsequently repaid the debt with a 
gift of ten thousand dollars. His lands had been making money 
for him in his absence by largely appreciating in value, and he 
soon paid off the balance of his debts. He had been absent in 
this wild adventure for three years, but now resumed practice at 

In 1849 Lockwood lost an important will contest. He thor- 
oughly believed that the alleged will should not be admitted to 

Jonathan of Greenwich. 309 

probate, and went into the trial with a determination unparalleled. 
He addressed the jury during the whole session of the court for 
three days. The verdict was against him, and when he heard it 
he struck his fist violently upon the table and declared that he 
would never try another case in that court, and left the room. 

He at once determined to emigrate to California, and as if dis- 
gusted with his profession made arrangements to engage in some 
other form of business. A friend, Mr. A, L. Beard, was also look- 
ing that way. Beard went to the Pacific Coast through Mexico ; 
Lockwood around the Horn. Beard settled at San Jose. One 
day he heard a bugle blast. He listened and heard it again. 
" That is Lockwood," he said. It was he. It had been agreed 
between them that each should provide himself with a bugle of a 
certain kind, and in this way announce his arrival to the other. 
Beard had established a comfortable home. Lockwood was tired 
and hungry, wet and sick. On the ocean voyage he had tried to 
forget law and had studied medicine. He did not, however, ask for 
a diploma. He treated himself at his friend Beard's house the day 
he arrived there. He bled himself and found relief, though a 
regular physician had told him that in his condition it would be 
certain death. 

Having recuperated he went to San Francisco. Arriving there 
he went into the law office of the eccentric Horace Hawes and 
asked for a clerkship. He was thirty-nine and already a great 
genius of the law, and yet agreed to perform the double duty of 
clerk and janitor, — time, six months ; terms, ten dollars a day, 
to be paid daily. Those were flush times, be it remembered. 
At the end of the six months he was offered a partnership, which 
he refused with strongly expressed disgust with his experience in 
that office. 

By this time he had become well known, and in the summer of 
185 1 formed a partnership with Frank A. Tilford and Edmund 
Randolph. Randolph was from Virginia, Tilford from Kentucky ; 
both able lawyers and knightly men. These three made as power- 
ful an alliance as was ever effected at the San Francisco bar. It 

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was the leading firm for a time, but its time was short. While it 
held together it brought the most important suit instituted there 
for many years — Metcalf vs. Agenti and others. The defendants 
were members of the Vigilance Committee of 1851, and deputed 
by that body, had searched the premises of the plaintiff, who 
asked $50,000 damages. The case was tried twice, the jury dis- 
agreeing both times. In the midst of those tumultuous times, 
when human life was apparently of little value, at the first trial of 
the case on the 23d of August, Lockwood closed the argument for 
the plaintiff in a speech of four hours, full of apt historical illustra- 
tion, brilliant invective, and keen argument. Though the Com- 
mittee were at the height of their power and the vast majority 
sympathized with them, he defied them and denounced their 
assumptions. This speech is still preserved. 

Another instance of his utter fearlessness occurred later. At a 
time when the whole population of Mariposa were arrayed in 
opposition to the claim of Col. (afterwards Major-General) John 
C. Fremont, Lockwood was selected to go upon the ground and 
in the face of imminent personal peril assert the legal rights of 
the proprietor. Without shrinking from the perilous task, he 
moved at once on the property, and took up his temporary resid- 
ence there ; and in spite of the formidable odds against him, he 
succeeded by sheer talent and judicious management in wresting 
from the squatters themselves a verdict in favor of Fremont. 

At the close of his short partnership with Tilford and Randolph, 
which he abruptly terminated, he took one of the strangest steps 
of his strange life. Just as he had put himself at the head of his 
profession, he walked out of his law office and went to the water 
front of the city and for several weeks he worked as a long-shore- 
man. A client needing his services persuaded him to quit his 
new employment, but Lockwood insisted that his fee should be 
in the shape of daily wages. 

Soon after this he became the regular counsel for the banking 
and real estate firm of Palmer, Cook, & Co., who paid him ten 
thousand dollars a year for his services. His receipts for a time 

Jonathan of Greenwich. 311 

were very large, and it is said, that it was about this time that he 
sent the ten thousand dollars to Senator Hannegan in return for 
the one hundred dollars that gentleman gave him when he secured 
his discharge from the army. But he was indifferent to the value 
of money, and in one way or another it passed out of his hands 
as rapidly as he received it. 

Again, in the summer of 1853, he took a new departure, — for 
Australia, His friends bribed the ship-master to remain in port 
an extra week, hoping Lockwood would change his mind. A 
friend asked him if he had money. " Yes," he answered, taking 
a quarter-eagle from his pocket and throwing it overboard, " but 
I will sail free." He went, remaining in Australia about two 
year's, and many strange stories are told of what he did there. 
He thought to practise law, but an English law requiring a seven 
years' residence forbade. He acted as lawyer's clerk, book-keeper, 
and even a herder of sheep. From the first named occupation 
he was discharged for not copying into a brief a paragraph which 
he said was not law. After his return, speaking of this trip he 
said, " I know you thought I was crazy, but it was the sanest act 
of my life. I felt that I must do some penance for my sins and 
follies. I wanted to put a gulf between me and the past." After 
this his character grew more subdued, his aims more rational, his 
life more steadfast. 

He had a high sense of professional honor. This was strikingly 
illustrated by his refusal to take a large fee to defend the famous 
" Peter Smith titles," owing to the fact that he had once expressed 
the opinion that these titles were invalid. Another characteristic 
was his promptness in attending to any business he had in court. 
He was always ready, and in an emergency could prepare his 
brief in a surprisingly short time. He never put off a case. 

Once when a witness whose answers were unsatisfactory, if not 
untrue, was about to leave the stand, he detained him with, " One 
question more," finished the sentence he was writing, looked up 
and transfixed him with the question, " Would you beheve your- 
self under oath?" This from Governor Booth. 

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Mr. Wilstach of Lafayette, Indiana, contributes the follow- 

"Judge La Rue of the Indiana Superior Court tells this anecdote of 
Lockwood that shows him in a perfectly characteristic attitude. In the 
Circuit Court, for flourishing a pistol in a dangerous and threatening 
manner, he had been prosecuted and fined under the statute making 
it a misdemeanor to carry concealed weapons. For some days afterward 
he was to be seen in court and out of court, with a belt around his waist, 
oJ>en to view, loaded with revolvers and bowie-knives ! — and to add to the 
terror, very waspish withal." 

In the fall of 1855 he went to Washington on important busi- 
ness before the Supreme Court. Governor Booth gives the fol- 
lowing description of him as he appeared when attending the 
session of the court in December of that year, Chief Justice Taney 
presiding: — 

" Height, above medium ; figure, large and ungainly ; movements, awk- 
ward ; complexion, sallow and tobacco-smoked ; eyes, dark and deep, 
with dilating pupils edged with yellow, — cats' eyes in the dark ; hair, dark 
brown, sprinkled with gray ; head, feet, and hands large ; features not 
irregular, but without play or mobility, with a fixed expression of weariness ; 
dress, careless, almost slovenly; age, fifty years, bearing the burden of 
fourscore. [Some one has said of him, " He never was young."] 

"The last day of the court arrived, and he arose and requested the 
court to sit one day longer, as he had travelled six thousand miles to argue 
a case which, if deferred now, would cause almost a denial of justice. 
The court acceded to the request, and the case of Field against Seabury 
was called. 

" More than the usual number of spectators were present, and there 
was something more than curiosity to hear this lawyer, who had often 
been heard of, but never heard in that court. The consciousness of this 
curiosity and expectation embarrassed him in the opening of his speech, 
but his mind fairly in motion soon worked itself free, and his phlegmatic 
temperament glowed to its core with flameless heat. For two hours he 
held the undivided attention of the court in an argument that was pure 
law. He had the precision of statement, skill and nicety in the handling 

yonathan of Greenwich. 313 

of legal terms, which modulate the very tones of the voice, and by which 
lawyers reveal an intellectual training that has become a second nature, — 
that self-contained confidence that is based on the broadest preparation, 
that logical arrangement which gives the assurance that back of every prop- 
osition is a soUd column to support it if attacked, and that strength and 
symmetry of expression which carry the conviction that behind utterance 
there is a fulness of knowledge that floods every sentence with meaning, 
and an unconscious reserve of power which gives to every word a vital 

" Long before he concluded he was that day, in the estimate of at 
least one of the judges who heard him, the equal of the best lawyer in the 
United States." 

Though this was his first and only appearance in the United 
States Supreme Court, his brief had been before the court in the 
case of the Mariposa Land Grant (Fremont's), had gained the 
case, and been closely followed in the opinion. In examining that 
brief, Caleb Cushing, then attorney-general, exclaimed, in admira- 
tion of its legal learning and research, " Who is this man Lock- 
wood?" This question has already been answered. 

Returning to San Francisco in the spring, he continued prac- 
tice there until the fall of 1857, when he was again preparing to 
go East on professional business. To one of his friends who at- 
tempted to dissuade him he replied, "I will stay if you insist, but 
I feel that I shall go mad if I do." He sailed as intended. At 
Aspinwall he connected with the ill-fated steamer " Central 
America" for New York, as has already been narrated. During 
the storm he took his turn with other passengers at the pumps 
until exhausted. Ordered back by an officer, he answered, " Sir, 
I will work no more." His work was done. He went into his 
state-room, closed the door, and was never seen again. In a short 
time the wreck went down. 

569. Julius Augustus Jessup {yonathan,^^'^ yo7iathan,'^^^ 
Jonathan}-'^ Edward,^ Edzvard^^, born in Greenwich, Conn., 
1814; married in Ohio Sarah Jenkins, who was born in Shenan- 
doah Co., Va. They lived successively in Burlington, Clinton 

314 JessMp Genealogy. 

Co., Ohio ; Peru, Miami Co., Ind. ; and in Brunswick, Chariton 
Co., Mo., where he died in 1854. She died in the same town, 
23 Dec, 1882. They had eight children, all now (1883) living 
in Missouri : — 

+ 723. Mary Ann, b. 14 Oct., 1834, in Ohio. 
+ 724. Keziah Jane, b. 10 March, 1836, in Ohio. 

725. Jonathan Trumbull, b. 19 May, 1838; m. Ann Eliza Tippett, 

10 May, 1857. They have no children. He is a cooper, 
and lives in Kansas City, Missouri. 

726. Amanda Elizabeth, b. 8 Sept., 1841, in Ohio; m., in 1856, 

Cyrus Joseph Vanswearenger, and d. 10 Nov., 1867, leaving 
one child, Joanna Elizabeth. 

727. Rhua Indlvna, b. 18 Jan., 1845, in Ind. : m. Erasmus Dameron 

Haynie, 15 Oct., 1868. He is a saddler. Their two children 
are Ida May, b. 13 Nov., 1869, and Clarence Dameron, b. 9 
Dec, 1873. They reside at Miami, Missouri. 

+ 728. Charles Edward, b. 26 Sept., 1847, in Indiana. 

+ 729. Julius Augustus, b. 28 Feb., 1850, in Indiana. 

730. Joshua Beal, b. May, 1854, in Brunswick, Missouri; d. in 


571. Ann Eliza Jessup {Jonathan, ^^'^ yonathan,^^^ Jona- 
than}-^ Edivard,^ Edward'^^, born in Greenwich, Conn., in 1820; 
married in Clinton Co., Ohio, William Fletcher McCan, born in 
Virginia, and son of Rev. Dr. McCan, of Xenia, Ohio. He died 
in 1856. She lives (1882) in Covington, Ky. Of their five chil- 
dren, two died in infancy. The remaining three are : — 

731. Francis Augustus McCan, who at the age of 16 enlisted in the 

U. S. navy during the Civil War, and while on duty on board 
the flag-ship " Black Hawk," of- the Mississippi squadron. 
Admiral S. P. Lee commanding, in obeying an order, fell 
overboard and was drowned near Memphis, Tenn., 24 Jan., 

732. Clinton Franklin McCan, d. when nearly three years old. 

733. Jessup Oscar McCan, b. 1851, now lives at home ; unmarried. 

yonathan of Greenwich. 315 

572. Sarah Jeannette Jessup {jFotmthan,^^'^ yonathan,^^ 
yonathan,'^'^ Edward,^ Edward'^'), born in Greenwich, Conn., in 
1823; married, in Nov., 1841, Jeremiah Howell, a farmer, and 
settled in Grant Co., Ind., where their descendants now live. 
" They joined the Society of Friends, or Quakers, and became 
wealthy. She died in 1862, an excellent Christian woman." 
There were six children : — 

734. Amanda IMelissa Howell, b. 1842 ; m. Andrew Mart, Jan., 

1858, and had eleven children (nine of whom are now (1884) 
living), viz, ; Charles Owen Mart ; yeremiah Oscar Mart ; 
Samuel Orville Mart ; Benjamin Franklin Mart ; Alhambra 
Mart ; Elma Jane Mart ; Eva Mart, d. aged nine ; Sarah 
Elizabeth Mart; yoseph Erwin Mart ; yeannette Eliza 
Mart ; and Frederick Mart, d. aged one year. Several of 
the above are married and prosperous. 

735. Charles Jesslt Howell, b. 1845 ; m., 1865, Sarah Ellen Cary, 

and has three children now living : Dayiiel Elza Howell ; 
Ann yeannette Howell ; Keziah May Howell. 

736. TCf.ztah Elizabeth Howell, b. 1850; m. Jesse Haisley in 1867 

and has five children : Theodore Haisley ; Eva and Elva 
Haisley, twins ; Walter Haisley ; and Ella Haisley. 
111. Eliza Jane Honvell, b. 1853 ; m. Calvin Jones in 1875, and 
they have two children : Clara E. yones, and Walter H. 

738. Mary Elma Howell, b. 1856; m. and has two children. She 

lives in Kansas. 

739. Hester Ann Howell, b. 1858 ; m. and settled in Kansas, and 

has two children. 

The four children first mentioned continue to live in Grant 
County, Indiana, and all are Quakers. 

575. Betsey Jessup {James, ^^^ yonathan,'^^^ yonathan,'^'^ Ed- 
ward,^ Edward'^), born in New Milford, Conn. (Bridgewater), 
about 1784; married, ist, John Fenn, of the same place, a manu- 
facturer of spinning-wheels. He died 18 Feb., 1819, aged thirty- 
six. She married, 2d, David Hawley of Brookfield, farmer, i June, 

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1825, whose first wife was Joanna, daughter of David and Priscilla 
(Benedict) Jackson, of the same place, to whom he was married, 
Nov., 1797, and by whom he had seven children. He was born 
in 1777, in Brookfield, and died in Franklin, Delaware Co., N. Y., 
23 Nov., 1862, aged eighty-five. Mrs. Betsey (Jessup) Hawley 
died there 16 Jan., 1877, ^t the great age of ninety-three. 
By the first marriage, two children : — 

740. Van Rensselaer Fenn, b. 30 Sept., 1807, in Bridgewater, hat- 
ter; m., 16 Nov., 1826, at Woodbury, Alza Esther, dau. of 
Wm. and Esther Isbell, b. i April, 1808. They now (1883) 
live in Torrington with their dau. Mrs. Alldis. Six children : 

1 . Jolm Barnum Fenn, b. in Washington, Conn., 1 7 Aug., 
1830, carriage painter; m., in Whistler, Ala., 27 Dec, 1857, 
Caroline V. Denison, b. 31 May, 1841, in Louisiana. She 
now (1884) lives at St. Louis, Mo. He lived at the South 
until early in the Civil War, when he returned to Conn., and 
subsequently went to Centralia, 111., and d. there 19 Sept., 
1866. Three children : (i) John Alonzo Fenn, b. 16 Sept., 
i860, in Holly Springs, Miss. ; d. at Memphis, Tenn., 8 Aug., 
1863 ; (2) Charles James Fenn, b. Brookfield, Conn., 26 Aug., 
1862 ; (3) Frank Clark Fenn, b. Centralia, 111., i Sept., 1865. 

2. Wm. Alexander Fenn, b. 3 Sept., 1833, in Washington, 
Conn. ; m., 9 Oct., 1855, Clarissa E. dau. of Burroughs and 
Harriet (VVeller) Beach, b. in New Milford, 12 Aug., 1833. 
He has for twenty-one years been a minister in the Baptist 
Church, and now lives at West Winfield, N. Y. Two children : 
Wm. Beach Fenn, b. 7 Dec, 1858, in Brookfield, Conn; m., 
16 May, 1880, Rose E. Pelton, b. 24 March, i860, and has two 
children, — Clara Rose Fenn, b. 2 Sept., 1881, and James 
Alldis Fenn, b. i Nov., 1883, in Meriden. The family now 
live at West Winfield, N. Y. The sister of Wm. B. Fenn is 
Jennie Clara P'enn, b. 2 May, 1866, in Wolcott, N. Y. ; m. 
Mr. Elliott, Aug., 1885. 

3. Susan Elvira Fenn, b. 23 Oct., 1835, ^^ Washington, 
Conn.; m., Feb., 186 1, Mortimer James Jennings, carriage- 
maker, the husband of her younger sister, deceased. One 

yonathan of Greenwich, 3 1 7 

child: Fred Mortimer Jennings, b. 23 June, 1862, in Dan- 
bury. She was afterwards divorced, and Sept., 1880, in Tor- 
rington, m. Rev. Daniel Mansfield, and now Uves in Indiana. 

4. Betsey Jane Fenn, b. 27 Nov., 1837, in Franklin, N. Y., 
m., ist, at Bridgewater, Conn., 5 June, 1852, Nathaniel 
Nichols, of Derby, a widower, who d. soon after. She m., 
2d, at Brookfield, Mortimer James Jennings, and had one 
child, Wendell Hastings Jennings, b. 29 July, i860, in Dan- 
bury. Mrs. Jennings d. in Danbury, 24 Aug., i860. 

5. Mary Leucretia Fenft, b. 22 March, 1841, in Franklin, 
N. Y. ; m., at Brookfield, Conn., 16 Oct., 1859, James AUdis, 
of Essex Co., England, b. 12 Oct., 1839. Their only child, 
Henry James Alldis, b. 16 Dec, 1862, d. 20 Jan., 1865. 
They adopted John Francis Prentice, the son of a younger 
sister of Mrs. Alldis. 

6. Frances Isabella Fenn, b. in Franklin, N. Y. ; m. 25 
Sept., 1865, John Sherman Prentice, at Brookfield, Conn. 
She d. 6 Aug., 1869, in Danbury, leaving one child, John 
Francis Prentice, b. 28 Jan., 1867, who on the death of his 
parents, was adopted by his uncle, James Alldis, as already 
stated. The father d. in Matteawan, N. Y., 5 Aug., 1870. 
He was born 29 March, 1843, and was a hatter. 

741. Betsey Ann Fenn, b. 2 July, 1809 ; m. Charles Hawley, car- 
penter, son of her step-father, David Hawley. He was bom 
30 June, 1803; d. I May, 1882, aged seventy-eight. Four 
children : — 

1. Salmon Hawley, b. 31 Aug., 1830; m., Aug., 1852, 
Jerusha Smith, and had four children, one son and three daus. 
The son is married. One dau. died in infancy, while another 
married, and died, leaving a daughter. 

2. Alvira Hawley, b. 4 Nov., 1832 ; d. in infancy. 

3. Augusta Hawley, b. 8 Oct., 1838; m., April, 1858, 
Wm. Kingsley, and d. in Texas, Aug., 1878, leaving two chil- 
dren, Frank and Lillie, the latter of whom m. Mr. Barnett, 
and both are now living. 

4. Julia E. Hawley, b. 19 Dec, 1842, living in Franklin, 
Conn., a music-teacher. 

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By the second marriage, Mrs. Betsey (Jessup) Hawley had one 
child: — 

741* Laura Ann Hawley, b. in Franklin, Aug., 1830; m., Aug., 
1852, Alvin Pomeroy, of that place, farmer, and d. Aug., 1882, 
aged fifty-two. 

577. Lucy Jessup {James ^^'^ Jonathan,^^^ yonathan}'^ Ed- 
xvard,^ Ediuard'^'),hoxw'm.^Q.^WAioxd., Conn., 1787, died 4 April, 
1872, aged 85. She married, ist, John Williams; 2d, David Vidi- 
toe," a widower with one child ; 3d, Stiles Bishop Curtiss, about 
1842, who was born 11 May, 1777, and died 31 July, 1853, aged 
seventy-six. By a former marriage he had seven children. 

By her first marriage, one child : — 

742. Marietta Williams, b. 22 March, 1818; m., in 1833, John 

Taylor Somers, b. 2 May, 1807, d. 11 Nov., 1883. Eight 
children, of whom several died in infancy : i. Emily Somers, 
d. when 13 yrs. old. 2. Lyman Cyrus Somers, b. 11 May, 
1840, m. Nellie Ferris, and d. 21 Dec, 1861, aged 21. His 
widow m. Charles Morgan and lives in Bridgeport. 3. Sarah 
Elizabeth Somers, h. 8 May, 1843; ^i-j ^st, Lafayette Bar- 
num of Kent, was divorced and m., 2d, John Merritt Leaven- 
worth, 10 July, 1859, who d. 28 Feb., 1867, aged 28. Their 
only child, Lyman De Forest Leavenworth, b. July, 1863, d. 
Jan., 1864. Mrs. Leavenworth m., 3d, Wilson Cook Lloyd, of 
Danbury, 25 June, 1867, hatter, who d. 19 Dec, 1874, aged 
41, leaving one child, Nancy C. Lloyd, b. 1867, d. 1869. 
Mrs. Lloyd then m., 4th, Thomas Smith, of Danbury, his 
second wife. 

By her second marriage Mrs. Lucy (Jessup) Viditoe had four 
children : — 

743. James Blackman Viditoe, m. Fanny, dau. of Ezra Warner of 

Roxbury, and left the State, since which nothing has been 
known of them. 

° More commonly spelled " Videtto." — Bowditch's Surnames. 

yonathan of Greenwich. 319 

744. Mortimer Smith Viditoe, b. 26 Dec, 1822; m., ist, 22 Sept., 

1844, AbigaU M. HaU, b. 5 March, 1822, and d. 28 Sept., 
1857. Their two children, Phebe Ann, b. 1845, and Uicy 
Adeline, b. 1849, both d. about i860. Mr. Viditoe m. agam, 
and d. Sept., 1869. 

745. Lafayette Viditoe, b. about 1826 ; m. Harriet Hatch, of Step- 

ney. He is a hatter in Brooklyn, N. Y. One child, Eva 
Er ist hie Viditoe, who m. a Parsells. 

746. Polly Viditoe, b. 26 Oct., 183 1 ; m. Frank Morrell, b. 29 Oct., 

1823, who d. at Nonvalk 2 July, 1883. He was a hatter. 
Mrs. Morrell lives in Bridgewater. 

578. Hannah Jessup {James^^^ Jonathan,'^^^ Jonathan}^ Ed- 
ward,"^ Edward'^^, born in New Milford, Jan., 1789, married 
Joseph Blackman Turner, of Newtown, born Feb., 1784. Their 
mothers were sisters, both daughters of John Blackman. They 
settled in Patterson, Putnam Co., N. Y., but about 1859 returned 
to Newtown, where she died, 18 Oct., 1868, aged seventy-nine. He 
died there 16 July, 1867, aged eighty-three. Four children: — 

747. Esther Lavina Turner, b. 18 Sept., 1816, in Patterson, N. Y. ; 

d. 5 Jan., 1877; m., 17 Feb., 1836, Warren, son of Joseph 
Howes, b. 7 March, 1812, in Southeast, d. 23 Sept., 1855. 
One child, Eanny M. Howes, living at Brewster's Station. 

748. J.^mes Turner, b. 17 Jan., 1818, m., 2 Nov. 1857, Betsey Cowles 

of Patterson, N. Y. (b. 2 Aug. 181 7), and resided there 
until after the birth of their children, when they returned to 
Conn., and settled in Hawleyville (Ne^^'to^yn) . He was 
a farmer, and d. 12 Dec, 1885. Two children: Catharine 
Elizabeth Turner, b. 10 March, 1859, m., 22 Dec, 1880, Ed- 
win Clarence Randall, son of Jon. Jessup Randall and Abigail 
(Gorham) Randall of Bridgewater, farmer. He purchased a 
farm in the latter place and located there n April, 1884. 
Their daughter Betsey Julia Randall was b. 6 Oct.', 1881. 
Joseph Albert Turner, second child of James Turner, b. 24 
Aug., 1 86 1, lives at home. 

749. Harriet Turner, b. 30 May, 1829, m. George W. Patrick, of 

Patterson, N. Y., farmer, 13 Oct., 1851, and resided in that 

320 yessMp Genealogy. 

place. She d. 2 Oct., 1869, leaving one child, Harriet 
Amelia Patrick, b. 20 Dec, 1859, who m. 13 Sept., 1880, 
James Welsh, and had one child, who with the mother d. 20 
April, 1883. Mr. Patrick m., 2d, Miss Norton of Danbury, 

750. Albert Turner, b. 12 Nov., 1834, m., ist, Mary, only child of 

Daniel B. Wilson, lawyer, of New Milford; m., 2d, 28 Nov., 
1877, Mary E. Hodge, of New Fairfield, dau. of Edwin Hodge, 
b. 17 April, 1853. He is a farmer and dealer in cattle, living 
in Newtown Village. Their child, Carrie May Turner, \i. 15 
May, 1880. 

579. Abigail Jessup {James^^^ Jonathan,^'^ yoiiathajtP- Ed- 
ward,^ Edward'^'), diQd about 1824, in Harwinton, Conn. She 
married Levi Beach, carpenter, born 13 Jan., 1790, and died i 
Jan., 1874, aged eighty-four. They settled first in Bridgewater. 

Two children : — 

751. Burroughs Benjamin Beach, b. in Bridgewater, 22 Feb., 18 14, 

d. in Indiana, 25 June, 1874 ; m., 2 Nov., 1834, Mary Sturde- 
vant, b. 28 Nov., 181 7. Five children: i. Hatitiah A. 
Beach, b. 12 Oct., 1835 j ™-j 7 O^*-? ^^55, Wm. Augustine, 
and has three children. 2. Levi Edward Beach, b. 24 Sept., 
1838. 3. yohfi Dwight Beach, b. 30 June, 1841 ; m., 17 
July, 1867, America A. Wood, b. 30 Sept., 1850, and has 
three children : Linnie Alice Beach, b. 14 April, 1875, and 
d. 13 Feb., 1882, in Nebraska; Jessie May Beach, b. 8 May, 
1877 ; Charles Burdette Beach, b. 8 Sept., 1882. 4. Merritt 
S. Beach, b. 31 Aug., 1849. 5. Helen Mary Elizabeth Beachy 
b. 13 July, 185 1 ; m., 25 Sept., 1872, Charles Franklin Ben- 
nett, and lives in California. Two children : Fred Wilford 
Bennett, b. 18 June, 1877; Pearl Bennett, b. 25 Dec, 1878. 
Mrs. Mary Sturdevant Beach married, 2d, Bruce R. Williams, . 
of Illinois, and died 3 Nov., 1873. 

752. Charles G. Beach, b. in Conn., 22 June, 1821, m., 16 April, 

1862, Emily S. Woolsey, b. 6 Nov., 1841. They reside in 
Augusta, Pike Co., Ind., where he is (1884) merchant and 
postmaster, and owns eleven hundred acres of land. They 

yonathan of Greenwich, 321 

have had six children, five still Kving : Sylvester Beach, b. 
7 June, 1863, m. 19 Sept., 18S3 ; Clara, b. 28 Sept., 1865; 
Orosana, b. 30 Nov., 1869; Stella, b. i Sept., 1872; Eva, 
b. 31 July, 1875. 

Levi Beach married, 2d, Adah Maria Frisbie, and had three 
children, Clark, Maria, and Emily J. Beach (Mrs. Small, b. 6 July, 
1832). Mr. Beach married, 3d, Mrs. Fanny Fisher; 4th, Cath- 
arine Corn, having one child, Eli Beach, who died young. In 
1872 he married again, when 82 years old, and removed to Mis- 
souri, where he died. The old homestead which he built in South- 
ville (Bridgewater), Conn., and the farm, is now occupied by a 
niece. This he sold when he went to Harwinton. Thence he 
went to Montville, Geauga Co., Ohio, afterwards to Indiana, and 
finally to Missouri. 

581. Jonathan Jessup (JjFames^^^ yonathan,^^^ yonatJia7i,^'^ 
Edward,^ Edward'^'), was born 27 Jan., 1795, in Bridgewater. 
He married, 24 Jan., 1821, Abigail, daughter of Truman Minor, 
of the same place, born 10 May, 1801. He was a farmer. He 
lived in the house (built by himself) a little north of the old 
Minor place in Bridgewater, where he died, 11 Oct., 1882, in his 
88th year. His wife died 4 July, 1873, in her 72d year. They 
had two children : — 

+ 753. Laura Ann, b. 23 March, 1831. 
+ 754. Charles H,, b. 28 Dec, 1832. 

590. Ebenezer Jessup {Ebenezer^'^^ yonathan,^^^ yonathan,'^^ 
Edward,^ Edward'^), born March, 1800, in Greenwich (First Par- 
ish), Conn,, was a machinist and engineer, and lived in New York 
city. He died March, 1861, on Randall's Island, near the city, 
where he was employed as engineer in one of the public institu- 
tions on that island. His name first appears in the city Directory 
in 1822. He married, 1st, Mary Ann Sherry, of New York city, 
27 Feb., 1823, who died in 1836 or 1837. ^"^ 1^3^ he married, 2d, 
Mary Ann Pratt, of the same city, b. 18 19, and who is still (1883) 

322 yes sup Genealogy. 

The children of the first marriage, all born in New York, were 
five: — 

755. Ebenezer James, died young. 

+ 756. William Jacob, b. 7 Feb., 1827. 

75 7. Mary Elizabeth, now dead. 

758. Deborah Maria, also dead. 

759. John Bernhard, b. 15 July, 1836. He was educated in the 

public schools, and found employment in the machine works 
of Richard M. Hoe & Co. At the outbreak of the Civil 
War, he enlisted in Co. B., i62d Regiment, N. Y. Volunteers, 
the Messrs. Hoe giving a small bounty, and promise of work 
to those who returned. He served under Gen. Banks in the 
Red River Expedition, was then transferred to the Veteran 
Reserve Corps, and honorably discharged 12 Oct., 1865, and 
is now (1883) in the employ of Hoe & Co. His health and 
eyesight suffered greatly during the war. April 30, 1876, he 
m. Margaret J. Russell, b. in N. Y. in 1839, and a niece of 
his brother's wife. They live in Brooklyn, E. D. and have no 

The children of the second marriage were four, born also in 
New York : — 

760. Frances Maria. 

761. Emma, now deceased. •• 

762. Julia Scribner, and 

763. Ebenezer, who d. when 21 years of age. 

592. Rheua Skelding Jessup {Ebenezer,^'^^ yonathan,^^^ Jona- 
than,'^'^ Edzvard,^ Edivard^), born 10 Aug., 1810, in Greenwich, 
was married to Dr. Charles Marsh, of Plattsburg, N. Y., 18 Sept., 
1832, by the Rev. Charles G. Sommers, of New York city. Dr. 
Marsh practised medicine in the city of New York for twenty-five 
years, when he removed to Brooklyn, and continued the prac- 
tice of his profession there until a few months before his death, 
which occurred 20 Aug., 1873, at the age of 66 yrs, 3 mos., 5 

yonathan of Greenwich. 323 

days. She now (1883) lives with her daughter, Mrs. Lawrence, 
in Brooklyn, E. D. 

Their only child is : — 

764. Julia Marsh, b. 15 June, 1833, in New York city; m., i Oct., 

185 1, Herbert Lawrence, of the firm of La^vrence & Foulks, 
shipbuilders, Greenpoint, Long Island. Mr. L. is the young- 
est child of Herbert Lawrence, one of the earliest shipbuilders 
in New York, having started in the business in 18 16. They 
have had seven children : i. Ada Lawrence, b. 26 Nov., 1852, 
m., 12 May, 1873, James W. Ferguson, and has had four chil- 
dren, two living. 2. Edwin Lawrence, b. 23 Aug., 1854 ; m,, 
23 May, 1879, Archianna Hicks, and has one daughter. 
3. Wallace Lawrence, b. 8 July, 1856 : m. Helen Eugenie 
Townsend, 20 April, 1881, and has one son. 4. Emma Law- 
rence, b. 15 June, 1859; m. Robert D. De Mund, 6 March, 
1877, and has one daughter. 5. Herbert Lawrence, Jr., b. 
8 Dec, 1863. 6. Julia Lawrence, b. 13 May, 1866; d. 20 
Jan., 1867. 7. Charles Marsh Lawrence, b. 8 July, 1872. 

602. Isaac Knapp Jessup {Ger shorn ^'^'^ yonaihan,^^^ yona- 
than,'^'^ Edward,'^ Edward'^), born 29 June, 1798, in Greenwich, 
Conn. (First Parish), was for many years a merchant in New 
York city. His name appears in the Directory as early as 1821. 
His son, Richard M, Jessup, was for a time associated with him 
under the firm name of L K. Jessup & Co. Charles Fox was 
subsequently a partner (Jessup & Fox). He died 28 Dec, 
1884, at the advanced age of eighty-six, at his residence, Annan- 
dale, on Staten Island. 

He married, 1st, Frances Manette, of New York city, who died 
in 1 84 1. They had seven children, all born in New York city: — 

765. Richard Manette, b. 14 Oct., 182 1 ; d. at Panama, New Gra- 

nada, 4 Feb., 1865. " The three brothers, Richard, Gershom, 
and Isaac, were among the early California pioneers, Richard 
having left New York for San Francisco in Jan., 1849. He 
was among the most prominent of San Francisco citizens, and 

324 yessup Genealogy. 

at the time of his death was vice-president and general man- 
ager of the CaUfornia Steam Navigation Company." He was 
successful in business, and acquired a large fortune. 
766. Mary Elizabeth, b. 7 Oct., 1824; m. N. Harvey Bayles, in 
1843, and d. in N. Y., 6 June, 1845. 

-1-767. Ann Augusta, b. 7 Nov., 1828. 
768. Gershom p., b. I Sept., 1830, was in 1884 a resident of San 
Francisco, Cal., and in the mining business. He d. 2 Nov., 
1886, at Harbin's Springs, in the same State. 

-[-769. Isaac, b. 10 Oct., 1832. 

-f 770. Caroline Ophelm, b. 15 Oct., 1834. 

771. Franklin Henry, b. 22 April, 1839; d. on Staten Island, 30 

Oct., 1855. 

He married, 2d, Mrs. Eliza Mott Woodward, who died on 
Staten Island, in 1876, leaving two sons: — 

772. Edgar Nelson, b. 5 April, 1845, who d. in 1880, leaving two 

daughters, Elida and Edna, both residing on Staten Island 
with their grandfather until his death. 

773. WiLLL\]M Lawrence, b. 26 Oct., 1847; d. in 1875, leaving one 

son, Isaac Ellis, b. in 18 71. 

604. Mary Ann Jessup {Gershom, ^^^ J onathan,'^^^ Jona- 
thanP- Edwa^'d,^ Edward^'), was born, 3 Oct., 1800, in Green- 
wich, where she died 23 Sept., 1884. She married Frederick, 
son of Frederick Lockwood, who died 12 Oct., 1863. He was 
a farmer. The family belong to the Protestant Episcopal Church. 
There were eight children : — 

774. Elethea Lockwood, b. 2 July, 1819 ; drowned in Mianus river, 

II July, 1825. 

775. Rhoda Emily Lockwood, b. 2 July, 1822; m. Stephen P. Sel- 

leck, dec'd, has several children, and lives at Riverside in the 
town of Greenwich. 

776. Frances Louise Lockwood, b. 27 Sept., 1823; m. Samuel 

Ferris, has several children, and lives in Mianus in the same 

yonatkan of Greenwich. 325 

777. BEN7AinN Page Lockwood, b. 8 Dec, 1825 ; d. 19 Aug., 1865. 

He m. Mary E. Jackson, who with their chndren resides at 

778. Is.\AC Jessup Lockwood, b. 27 March, 1828, lives in New York 

city; unmarried. 
779- Joseph Lockwood, b. 4 Jan., 1830, is m., has several children, 
and lives at Riverside. 

780. Luke Adolphus Lockwood, b. i Dec, 1833, is a graduate of 

Trinity CoUege, Conn., class of 1855, and also a member of 
the Board of Trustees of the coUege. He is by profession a 
lawyer, and in full practice in the city of New York. For 
many years he has been closely identified with the Masonic 
Fraternity in the State, and one of its most influential mem- 
bers. His residence is at Riverside, where he occupies the 
family homestead. He m. Mary Louisa, dau. of Wm. L. 
Lyon, of Greenwich, n Sept., 1862, and has four children: 
Theodora Lyon, Gertrude Louise, Luke Vmce?it, and Alfred 
Whitney, — \\iQ last b. 13 April, 1882. 

781. Richard Merritt Lockwood, b. 24 May, 1837 ; m. Emily 

McComb, has several children, and lives at Riverside. 

782. George Merritt LocK^vooD, b. 22 Jan., 1839 ; m. Annie Skid- 

more, has two children, and hves in Brookljn, N. Y. 

610. Samuel I^ssm^ {Peter, ^^^ Jonathan, ^^^ J onathan'^^ Ed- 
ward,^ Edward^), was born, 18 Feb., 1793, in Greenwich,' where 
he died 6 Aug.. 1856, aged 6^ years. He married (18 Oct., 
1815) Sarah Purdy, born in Darien, 11 May, 1796, and died 
3 Aug., 1879. He was a farmer, and had five children, all born 
in Greenwich. 

783. AL^RY Purdy, b. i Sept., 1816; m. D. D. Gassner, 16 July, 

1835, who IS in the real estate and insurance business. They 
live in New York city. 

784. Peter, b. 6 Aug., 1822; d. 27 Sept., 1823. 

785. Ch.\rles Robins, b. 10 Dec, 1824; d. 13 Oct., 1843. 
+ 786. Edward Peter, b. 11 May, 1827. 

+ 787. Stephen Waring, b. 12 Jan., 1830. 

326 yessup Genealogy. 

612. Jonathan Jessup (^Peter^^^ Jonathan,^^^ yonathmi}'^ 
Edivard,^ Edward'^'), born and lived in Greenwich, and died 
there 20 Oct., 1878, aged eighty-one. He was a shoemaker. He 
married Sarah Weed, who died 16 Sept., 1878, aged seventy-nine. 
His will was dated i March, 1864, and probated 26 Oct., 1878. In 
it he mentions his wife, Sarah, and the following four children : — 

788. Julia Ann, who m. Rufus Smith and settled in Racine, Wis. 

789. Louisa, m. Woodhull Hopkins, has several children, and lives at 


790. Paris Robins, m. in Greenwich, i Jan., 185 1, to Hannah 

Ophelia Ritch, by Rev. S. B. S. Bissell, and lives in Stamford. 
They have children. 

791. Mary, m., ist, Ferris, son of Solomon Peck; 2d, Major Wm. B. 

Wescome of Greenwich. No children. 

635. John Philander Jessup {yohn,^'^^ Saimiel,^^'^ yoita- 
thanP' Edward,'^ Edward"^), born in Saratoga Springs, N. Y., 
16 July, 1800, died there 24 May, 1874. He married, ist. Amy 
Robertson, daughter of John A. Robertson and sister of J. L. 
Robertson, at one time mayor of Akron, Ohio. She died in 
1842. He married, 2d, Phebe Willdee, in 1856, who died in 
1875. There were five children. 

Those by the first wife were four, one dying in infancy: — 

792. John Lansing, b. in 1833, went in 1853 to California. He is 

now (1883) hving there on a ranch which he owns. 

793. Mary, b. in 1835, m., in 1852, C S. Dunham, and has had four 

children, three of whom are now (1882) living. She resides 
in ^V^orcester, Mass., with her second son, Frank Jessup 
Dunham, who is a printer. Her oldest son, Charles, lives in 
Saratoga, and also the daughter, Adella, who is a teacher in 
the public schools. 

794. Amy, b. in 1838, m. in i860 Joel S. Fuller, of Saratoga. Their 

two children are Haitie F. and John D. Fuller. 

There was by the second marriage one child : — 

795. George Lansing, b. in i860, now living in Ohio. 

yonathan of Greenwich. 327 

651. Samuel Jessup {Jonnn,^'^ Samuel,^^^ Jonathan?-'^ Ed- 
ward,^ Edward'^^, was born in New York city, 12 March, 1805. 
He married in that city, 18 Feb., 1830, Sarah Ann, daughter of 
John Yates, and died in Brooklyn, E. D., 31 March, i860. She 
died 29 June, 1884. He was a tailor, as indicated by the N. Y. 
Directories from 1832 to 1845. From 1845 to 1849 he also held 
the position of health-warden. After this date he probably re- 
moved to Williamsburg (now Brooklyn, E. D.). His will was 
there probated 28 April, i860, dated 24 Jan., of the same year. 
He mentions his wife, Sarah Ann, and five of his eight children, 
and appoints his wife and his son Samuel executors. The two 
elder children were born in Stamford, Conn.; the others, in 
New York city. 

+ 796. Samuel Jorum, b. 20 Jan., 1831. 

797. Abigail Yates, b. 7 Aug., 1832; m., 27 Dec, 1852, Nathaniel 

Se}Tnour Smith, a machinist, son of Luman B. Smith. They 
had two children : Seymour jFessup Smith, b. 14 Jan., 
1854, and Ella Elizabeth Smith, b. 9 Feb., 1856; d. 
5 Dec, 1857. They lived in New York, where he d. 
10 Nov., 1857. 

798. Benjamin Yates, b. 5 April, 1834; d. 12 Sept., 1834. 

799. Sarah Jane, b. 24 Oct., 1836 ; m. in New York cit}^, 24 June, 

1857, Joseph Edward Minor, a jeweller, son of Rev. Tim- 
othy Minor, an Episcopal clerg)'man. Their four children 
were: i. Jennie Minor, b. and d. 6 March, 1858; 2. 
Edward Jessup Minor, b. 25 June, 1859, and d. 8 Feb., 
i860; 3. Edward Milton Minor, b. 24 April, 1862; 
4. Josephine Elizabeth Minor, b. 2 July, 1863, and d. 
31 Aug., 1864. The father d. in Brookl>-n, E. D., 2 Aug., 

800. Charles Hen-ry, b. 2 Sept., 1838; d. 5 Sept. following. 

801. James Willum, b. 9 June, 1840; d. 9 April, 1842. 

802. JuLLA Matilda, b. 10 March, 1843, 1^°^^ ^i^'^s in Brookl}-n ; 


803. George Frederick, b. 30 April, 1846; m. in 1871, and is a 

clerk in the Brooklyn post-office. 

328 yessup Genealogy. 

653. Sarah Seikins Jessup {J^ormn,^^ Samuel,^^ yonathan}^ 
Edivard,^ Edward'^), born in New York city, 24 Jan., 1808; 
married there, 2 Dec, 1830, Ira Alfred, son of Amos Clarke." 
He was born 11 April, 1807, and died in Brooklyn, E. D., 6 
Sept., 1875. They removed to Brooklyn in 1868 (where the 
mother and t\vo daughters now (1883) reside), after having for 
thirty-eight years occupied in New York the same house in which 
they were married.* He was a chair-maker, and subsequently a 
grain-weigher. The names of their four children are : — 

804. Sarah Jessup Clarke, b. 23 Aug., 1831 ; unmarried. 

805. Albert Guernsey Clarke, b. 9 Sept., 1833 ; d. 22 Feb., 1834. 

806. JuLLV Clarke, b. 27 March, 1835 ; d. 3 April, 1835. 

807. Jui.ia Ann Clarke, b. 21 April, 1841 ; unmarried. 

656. Julia Ann Jessup {yonim,^^^ Samiiel,^^^ yojiathan}^ 
Edward,'^ Edward'^), born in New York city, 24 March, 1813; 
married, 6 Oct., 1835, James M., son of Joseph M. Clarke, of the 
same city. They removed to La Porte, Indiana, 19 May, 1841, 
where she died 26 Oct., 1869. He was a chair manufacturer. 
They had two children : — 

808. Julia Theresa Clarke, d., 7 Sept., 1839, in New York city; 

m. Edward Payson Clarke, son of Amzi Clarke, of La Porte, 
17 Oct., 1859. They had four children: i. Arthur Lewis 
Clarke, b. 9 Sept., 1863 ; 2-3. James Herbert Clarke, and 
Edward A. Clarke, twins, both of whom d. in infancy ; 
4. Bertha yulia Clarke, b. 22 Sept., 1874. 

809. Cornells Em^l\ Clarke, b. in La Porte, 18 Oct., 1849; d. 6 

April, 1879. 

657. Sally Jessup {yonathan,^'^^ Saimiel,^^^ yonathan}-'^ Ed- 
ward,'^ Edward'^), born in Stamford, Conn., 7 Oct., 1806; mar- 

" Amos Clarke was a native of Wind- born 9 April, 1764, and died in New York 
sor, Conn., born 27 Aug., 1763 : married city, 27 May, 1822. 

Margaret Carver, 11 June, 1784, who was * Mrs. Sarah S. (Jessup) Clarke died 

II May, 1885. 

yonathan of Greenwich. 329 

ried Edwin Buxton of that town, shoemaker, 5 March, 1836. 
They are both Hving (1883), and have had three children: — 

810. Charles E. Buxton, b. 24 Jan., 1831. 

811. John Jessup Buxton, b. 4 June, 1834. 

812. Emily F. Buxton, b. 10 x\ug., 1844. 

658. Maria Jessup (^yojiathan,^^^ Saimiel,^^^ Jonathaii}'^ Ed- 
ward,^ Edward'^), born in Stamford, 5 Sept., 1808; married, 13 
Nov., 1 82 1, Joseph Davenport Warren of the same place, now 
president of the Stamford Foundry Co. They have had four 
children : — 

813. John Jessup Warren, b. 29 Sept., 1833 ; m. Helen Gorham, 10 

Nov., 1859, and lives in Stamford, being associated in busi- 
ness with his father. Their three children are : He/en, Henry, 
and Catharifie. 

814. An-n Elizabeth Warren, b. 22 Feb., 1835 ; m., 30 Sept., 1862, 

Cyrus Northrop, LL.B. (Y. C, class 1857), Professor of 
Rhetoric and English Literature in Yale College, New Haven, 
Conn., 1863-1884, when he resigned to accept the presidency 
of the University of Minnesota, at Minneapolis. He has also 
been somewhat in political life, and for a time was Collector 
of the Port at New Haven. They have two children, Cyrus 
Northrop, and Elizabeth Northrop. 

815. ExMiLY Fr.\nces Warren, b. 14 Nov., 1837 ; d. 5 April, 1842. 
8x6. Sar-/^h Jessup Warren, b. 6 Oct., 1840 ; m. Eugene Beach, M.D., 

of Stamford, 6 Nov., 1867. They have had five children: 
I. Elizabeth Warren Beach; 2. Mary Josephine Beach; 
3. John Parsons Beach; 4. Joseph Warren Beach; and 
5. Gertrude Beach, who died in infancy. 

659. William Jessup {yonaihan,^'^^ Sa^miel,^^'^ JonathanP- 
Edivard,^ Edzvard^), died in Stamford, 22 Oct., 1865, aged 58 
yrs., 4 mos. He married Ann Eliza Waterman, who died 23 
Feb., 1867, aged 47 yrs., 8 mos., 2 days. He was a house-builder 
and farmer, and both he and his wife are buried in the North 
Field Burying-ground. Administration was granted 3 March, 

330 yessup Genealogy. 

1869, to his son, Charles H. Jessup. There were two children in 
this family : — 

817. Charles H., who m. Jane Merritt, and has had four children: 

Arthur Grant, George Washington, Jennie, and a second 

818. George Washington, married, and has two children. 

660. George Jessup {Jo7iathan,^^^ Samuel,^^'^ yonathan,'^'^ 
Edward,^ Edward'^), born in Stamford, 12 April, 1812; died in 
the same town, 26 Dec, 1874, aged 62 yrs., 8 mos., 16 days. 
He was a carpenter and house-builder. His wife was Jemima, 
daughter of WilHam and Ruth Jessup," of Hudson, N. Y. They 
were married at Sag Harbor on Long Island. She died 5 May, 
1855, aged 44 yrs., 10 mos., and 11 days. They were both 
buried in the North Field Burying-ground in Stamford. They 
had four children : — 

819. John D., who m. Sarah Ann Bell, and had three children born 

in Stamford: Jetinie, Frank, and another daughter. He 
served during the Civil War in the 28th Regiment, Con- 
necticut Volunteers, Co. A, enlisting 28 Aug., 1862. 

820. Edwin Buxton, also in the late war, a corporal in the 17th 

Regiment, and died in the service of his country, 2 March, 
1863, aged 22 yrs., 25 days, unmarried. 

821. Emily (Mrs. Ball), living on Strawberry Hill in Stamford. She 

has six children. 

822. Henry, who m. Buxton, and has two children. His wife 

is dead. 

685. Susan Jessup (^Abraham^^'^ Silvanus^^^ Jonathan,^'^ 
Edward,'^ Edward'^'), born in Delaware Co., N. Y., 8 Feb., 1808: 
married, ist, Isaac Gee, of Colchester, N. Y., who went to the 
island of Cuba soon after the marriage, and died of yellow fever 

« William Jessup died in Hudson in Jessup, of Southampton, Long Island; 

1825, aged 56, leaving a large family, and this is one of the few instances of in- 

Ruth,hiswife, died 1863, aged ninety-four, termarriage between the descendants of 

He was probably a descendant of John John and of Edward Jessup. 

Jonathan of Greenwich. 331 

on the return voyage. She married, 2d, Henry Gilbert, originally 
from Hamden, but who for twenty-three years had been a teacher 
in Kentucky. He taught at different times in the counties of Owen, 
Gallatin, and Carroll. During the twenty-one years of her resi- 
dence in that State, she lived principally at Owenton, Owen Co. 
At the outbreak of the Civil War they removed to Walton, N. Y., 
where he died 28 Dec, 1863, aged sixty-five. She remembers well 
having once received a visit in Kentucky from Mrs. Sarah Wilson, 
a sister of Major-Gen. T. S. Jesup. She now lives with her son, 
in Walton. She has had three children, — one by the first mar- 
riage, two by the second : — 

823. Kate Gee, who, in 1845, went to Kentucky, where her mother 

had previously gone. She there m. Jesse A. Suter, ist lieut. U. 
S. A., in the Civil War, who served until its close. She resided 
at Owenton, and died a few years after the close of the war, 
leaving five children. 

824. Maria Gilbert, b. in Kentucky, who m. Erwin L. Miner, and 

now lives in Cincinnati, O., with her only son, Wm. H. 
Miner. The father died in 1775. 

825. William Henry Gilbert, now living in Walton, N. Y. ; unmar- 


686. William Jessup (^/5ra/z^;;2, 551 Silvmms,^^^ yonathan,'^'^ 
Edward,"^ Edward'^^, born in Colchester, N. Y., 30 May, 18 10; 
was a carpenter and went to Cahfornia, where he died in 1857. 
He married Adaline Patterson, of Colchester, sister of his brother- 
in-law, John B. Patterson. She was born 19 April, 18 15, and is 
still (1883) living. Their children were six, born in Colchester: 

826. Emily, b. 4 March, 1834 ; m. Adam Webb, grocer, i Oct., 1854, 

and lives in Wakon, N. Y. Three children : Afifia Adaline 
Webb, b. 13 Oct., 1855, and d. 9 Dec, 1862 ; Cora Webb, 
b. 28 Sept., 1861, and m., i June, 1881, to J. M. H. Cornish ; 
Lelia Webb, b. 25 Feb., 1867. 

827. Nancy, b. 11 March, 1836; d. 28 Sept., 1839. 

828. Phebe, b. 18 Nov., 1838; d. 2 Jan., 1839. 

332 Jessup Genealogy. 

829. Juliana C, b. 27 Sept., 1842 ; m. Waldo Collett, farmer, and 
lived in Franklin, N. Y. She d. 19 May, 1878. 
+830. William Henry, b. 3 Jan., 1844. 

831. Harriet E., b. 15 June, 1847; m. James Clearwater, printer, 
and lived in Walton. No children. 

687. Benjamin Townsend Jessup {Abraham,^^^ Silvanus,^^^ 
yonathaii,'^'^ Edward,^ Edward'^'), born in Colchester, N. Y., 12 
April, 1813 ; married, 1st, Catharine, one of the eleven daughters 
of Robert Johnson, of Middletown, Conn., 30 May, 1843. She 
was born 19 Oct., 18 19, and died 21 March, 1862. He married, 
2d, Mary E. Punbridge, of Utica, N. Y., 5 Aug., 1863. He re- 
sides in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

" Brought up in the then wilderness of the east branch of the 
Delaware river, he believed there was a brighter future somewhere 
beyond his present sphere. So he started for New York at the 
age of sixteen, with but a shiUing in his pocket, a homespun suit 
of clothes on his back, and the blessings of a devoted Christian 
mother upon his head. A relative in the city gave him a clerk- 
ship. Persistent application to business, and the steady growth 
of a naturally religious character, finally brought him wealth and 
position." For fifty years he has been in the paint and oil busi- 
ness, and a pioneer in many of its departments. For twenty-eight 
years (1851-1879) he was the senior partner in the well-known 
firm of Jessup & Childs, who in 1853 introduced the newly 
invented zinc paint into practical use. A sketch of his business 
career was not long since published in " The Oil and Drug News," 
with a likeness. 

He early joined the church and became one of its most gener- 
ous and efficient supporters. For two years he was deacon of 
the South Baptist Church ; then, president of the Board of Trus- 
tees ; afterwards for six years deacon of Calvary Baptist Church, 
when he removed to Brooklyn, and united with the Strong Place 
Church. For sixty years he has been a constant attendant at 
Sunday School, and still has a class. He was for many years 
Treasurer of the Baptist Missionary Convention for the State of 

Jonathan of Greenwich. 333 

New York, and received from the Convention a testimonial of 
their high estimate of his capacity and fideHty. He has four 
children, all by his first wife : — 

+832. John Colgate, b. 17 Sept., 1844, in Williamsburg (Brooklyn, 
E. D.) N. Y. 
833. Henrietta Belden, b. 27 Sept., 1847, in Williamsburg. She 
was educated at Miss Porter's well known school in Farming- 
ton, Conn. ; m. E. P. Glass, of Syracuse, N. Y. (Rochester 
Univ., class '69), 17 Sept., 1875, and resides in Syracuse. 
They have two sons. 

+834. Robert Johnson, b. 17 Feb., 1852, in New York city. 

+835. Benjamin Augustus, b. 18 Nov. 1854, also in New York city. 

688. Sarah Jessup (^Abraham, ^^'^ Silvanus,^^^ Jonathan,'^'^ 
Edivard,'^ Edward'^'), was born 9 Aug., 181 5, and died 16 March, 
1869. She married John B. Patterson, of Walton, N. Y., who 
died Nov., 1863. 

They had six children, all born in Hamden, N. Y. : — 

836. Smith Benjamin Patperson, b. 19 Nov., 1834; enlisted in the 

89th Regt., Co. S., N. Y. Volunteers, and served during the 
Civil War. 

837. Henry Colgate Patterson, enlisted in the 144th Regt., and 

d. at Hilton Head, S. C, 16 March, 1865, aged 28 yrs., 6 mos., 
2 days. 

838. Alice Emeline Pati'erson, b. 14 May, 1847 (Mrs. St. John). 

839. John Sheldon Patterson, b. 4 May, 1849. 

840. Louisa Anna Patterson, b. 8 Jan., 1854 (Mrs. Beckwith). 

841. Mark Mead Patterson, b. 31 Aug., 1857. 

690. Julia Jessup {Abraham, '^^'^ Silvamts,^^^ J onathan,'^'^ Ed- 
ward,"^ Edward^), born in Colchester, N. Y, 24 March, 1820, 
married (2 Nov., 1842) Elon Chittenden Galusha, son of Rev. 
Elon Galusha, and grandson of Jonas Galusha, Governor of 
Vermont 1809-13 and 1815-20. He was born in Whitestown, 
Oneida Co., N. Y., 5 June, 1820. He has always been in the 
banking business; was several years cashier of the Genesee 

334 JessMp Genealogy, 

River Bank, at Mount Morris, Livingston Co., N. Y. ; also six 
years cashier of the Traders Bank in Rochester, but has now 
retired from business. For the last twenty-three years the family 
have occupied their present home m Rochester. They have had 
six children : — 

842. Elon Jessup Galusha, b. i Sept., 1843 \ d- i^i 1S45. 

843. Charles Colgate Galusha, b. 8 July, 1852, in Lockport; m. 

Margaret Elizabeth Gilbert, 10 Oct., 1876, and d. 18 March, 
188 1, in De Land, Florida, and was buried at Mandarin in 
that State. Their only child is EI071 Gilbert Galusha, now 
(1883) five years old. 

693. Louisa Jessup {Abraham,^^^ Silvanus,^^^ yonathauy^^ 
Edward,"^ Edward'^), born 18 Jan., 1828, in Colchester, N. Y. ; 
married, 27 July, 1852, Edwin Culver Wright. He was born in 
New Britain, Conn., 4 Dec, 1821, and died in Lockport 10 
March, 1882, after an illness of three years. He was a bookseller, 
stationer, and music-dealer. 

Their four children were : — 

844. Dora Phebe Wright, b. 26 June, 1853. 

845. Louisa Caroline Wright, b. 3 Sept., 1855 ; m. 12 Oct., 1881, 

to Charles J. Townsend of New York city, 

846. JuLLY Jessup Wright, b, ii Oct., i860; d. 10 Feb., 1862. 

847. Marion Jessup Wright, b. 4 April, 1867. 

694. Sally Jesop (^Benjamin, ^^^ Silvanus,^'^^ yonatJian,^'^ Ed- 
ward,^ Edward'^"), born in Somers, N. Y., i April, 1801; mar- 
ried, 31 Oct., 1825, Edward Finch of the same town, who died 
31 Jan., 1849, aged fifty-three. His father, Jeremiah Finch (died 
in 1830, about 78 years old), was a step-son of Silvanus Jesup, 
his wife's grandfather. She resides (1883) at Nyack-on-Hudson, 
with her daughter Mrs. Ambler. Their three children were: — 

848. Tamson Jesop Finch, b. 1826 ; m., 15 Oct., 1850, Wm. Ambler 

(son of Stephen Ambler" and Phebe Mead), b. 1824. Five 

" Stephen Ambler was a brother of Thomas Ambler mentioned elsewhere. 

Jonathan of Greenwich. 335 

children: i. Edward Finch Ambler, b. 7 Oct., 1853, and d. 
16 Sept., 1867; 2. Helen L. Ambler, b. 24 April, 1856; 
3. Alice M. Ambler, b. 24 Sept., 186 1 ; 4. Mary Grace 
Ambler, b. 26 July, 1863 ; 5. Laura L. Ambler, b. 11 Sept. 
1865. Live in Nyack. 

849. James Fdjch, b. 5 May, 1828; m. 4 Nov., 1852, Maria Law- 

rence VaU, of North Salem, where they live. Six children : 
I. Sarah Elizabeth Finch, b. 23 Oct, 1853, m. (10 Dec, 
1879) Edwin Nichols of Southeast, and have one child, Grace 
Titus Nichols, b. 10 Dec, 1880; 2. Edward Vail Finch, b. 
7 Oct., 1857, d. 13 June, 1877 ; 3. Annie Hatch Finch, b. 28 
May, i860 ; 4. IVm. Riifus Finch, b. 2 Sept., 1864 J 5- Carrie 
Maria Finch, h. 13 Feb., 1868; d. Edith Louise Finch, b. 
28 Oct., 1873. 

850. RuFus Welch Finch, b. 1833 ) d. 3 June, 1848, in North 

Salem, and was buried at his father's side. 

697. Abigail Jesop QBejiJamin,^^^ Silvamis,^^^ yonathan}^ 
Edward,'^ Edward'^), born in Somers, N. Y., 19 Aug., 1808, 
married 3 Dec, 1835, at her father's house, Charles Clark Hatch 
of New York city. " Mr. Hatch was born at Chester, Vt., in 
1 8 12, came to New York city in 1832, and was employed in the 
dry-goods house of Benjamin Loder & Co. After being with 
them several years he succeeded them, under the firm name of 
Hatch & Yale, at No. 75 Cedar St. About 1871 he retired from 
dry goods, and up to 1872 was in the real estate business. In 
the spring of 1873, being in poor health, he went to Merida, 
Yucatan, in company with his son Marlin F. Hatch, and died 
there at the American consulate, 15 April, 1873." Mrs. Abigail 
(Jesop) Hatch died 14 July, 1847. Their four children were: — 

851. Marlin F. Hatch, b. 2 March, 1837. He was in business in 

New York city until 1861, when he enlisted as sergeant 2d 
New York Regiment (Harris's Lt. Cavalry) ; promoted to 2d 
and ist heutenant, and captain; discharged Sept., 1864, at 
Charlestown, Va. (by reason of expiration of term of service) ; 
was in the Army of the Shenandoah under Gen. P. H. Sheri- 

33^ yessup Genealogy. 

dan, and served for a time on the staff of General Kilpatrick 
and in Davis's Cavalry Brigade. He received from President 
U. S. Grant the appointment of U. S. consul at Merida, 
Yucatan, Mexico, in Feb., 1873, and resigned the same in 
March, 1874. He m., 14 Nov., 1882, Mary CHnton Hamil- 
ton, of New York city, connected on the mother's side with 
Gov. De Witt CHnton and with Capt. Fred. Frye of the 
Revolutionary army. No children. 

852. Charles Henry Hatch, b. 3 Feb., 1839; m. in 1875 Marie 

L. Philips of Philadelphia, and has two children, boys. He 
graduated at Yale College in 1S59 ; was professor of Latin in 
Mr. Anthon's school in New York ; also private tutor for two 
years. He studied law in the Columbia College Law School, 
and was admitted to the Bar about 1863, when he joined the 
12th N. Y. Cavalry as captain; served until the close of the 
war and was major commanding the regiment. He has since 
practised law in New York city. 

853. Oramil C. Hatch, b. 15 June, 1840; m. 14 Dec, 1865, Har- 

riet Judson, and has been in business in New York since 1858. 
They have four sons: i. Wm. J. Hatch, b. 6 April, 1867 ; 
2. Clarence G. Hatch, b. 6 Feb., 1869 ; 3. Albert H. 
Hatch, b. July 31, 1872; 4. Walter C. Hatch, b. 16 July, 

854. Annie J. Hatch, b. 1844; d. Oct., i860. 

Charles C. Hatch married 2d, 12 Oct., 1850, Mrs. Mary A. 
Gedney, widow of George Gedney who was killed accidentally at 
the Astor Place riot. They had one daughter, Marie Louise 
Hatch, born in 1852, now Mrs. Wm. H. Gunther, Jr., of New 
York. She has two sons, and one daughter who was married 
in 1875. 

698. Amy Jesop (^Benjamin,^^^ Silvamis^^^ Jonathan}'^ Ed- 
tuard,"^ Edward"^^, born in Somers, N. Y., 6 May, 181 1 ; married, 
12 Dec, 1839, John N. Crosby, of New York city (son of Enoch 
Crosby and Jane Kelly of Carmel, Putnam Co.). They removed 
in 1875 to Westfield, N. J., where she died 8 June, 1884. They 
have had four children : — 

yonathan of Greenwich. 337 

855. BENj-\>nN Jesop Crosby, b. 4 Sept., 1841 ; m. (31 May, 1865) 

Frances A. Macquaid, of New York city, b. 4 Sept., 1842. 
Five children, three only living. He is in Mercantile Trust 
Co., N. Y., and Uves in Westfield, N. J. 

856. Joseph E. Crosby, b. 28 Dec, 1843 ; unmarried. Has been in 

dr}'-goods business in New York city ; sings professionally in 
a city choir ; resides in Westfield. 

857. Franklin Crosby, b. 26 June, 1846; d. 29 Jan., 1849. 

858. RuFUS F. Crosby, b. 13 April, 1850; d. 28 April, same year. 

699. Alexander Jesop {Benjamin,^^'^ Silvajitis,^^^ Jonathan,'^'^ 
Edward,'^ Edward'^^, born in Somers, 30 June, 1816, married 
(6 Dec, 1838) Susan A. Powell, born 13 Jan., 1812, They resided 
in Amawalk, Westchester Co., N. Y., where he died, 10 Sept., 
1883. She died 21 Dec, 1884. Two children: — 

859. Fr-\ncena, b. 28 Nov., 1842 ; m. William S. Hallock, 22 Sept., 

1864, and have had eight children : i. Frank Hallock, b. 12 
April, 1865 ; 2. Emma Hallock, b. 10 Feb., and d. 30 Feb., 
1867; 3. Josephine Hallock, b. 14 Nov., 1868 ; 4. Charles 
Hallock, b. 6 Sept., 1870 ; 5. Libbie Hallock, b. 3 Feb., 1873 ; 
6. Nellie Hallock, b. 28 April, 1875 ; 7. Elbertie Hallock, b. 
31 May, 1877; 8. Susie Hallock, b. 7 July, 1879, and d. 27 
Aug., 1880. 

860. Ed\\ts% b. I Sept., 1850; unmarried. 

718. Eldon E. Lockwood (^Riifiis Allen Lockwood ^68 (y. T. 
Jessiip), Jonathan,^^'^ Jonathan,'^^ Jonathan}'^ Edward,^ 
Edward'^'), born in Indiana, 3 Aug., 1834, married E. M. An- 
dress, 12 April, 1855. He lives in Indiana, and is a farmer. 
Six children : — 

861. Mary Alice Lockwood, b. 4 March, and d. 16 July, 1856. 

862. Harriet E. Lockwood, b. 4 July, 1857 ; m., 1876, Wm. Shep- 

pard, merchant, and has two children. 

863. Frank Lockwood, b. 10 March, i860; d. 17 March, 1865. 

864. William Lockwood, b. 15 June, 1863 ; d. 30 March, 1865. 

865. Jesse M. Lock\vood, b. 11 June, 1865. 

866. Ann B. Lockwood, b. 9 Nov., 1867. 


33^ yessMp Genealogy. 

721. Rufus Allen Lockwood {Rufus Allen Lockwood ^^8 ^y_ 
T, Jessup), Jonathan,^^'^ Jonathan,'^^^ Jonathaji,'^'^ Edward,'^ 
Edward'^'), born in Indiana, 5 April, 1845 ; married S. A. Babb, 
25 Feb., 1868, and is an extensive farmer and stock-dealer in Oc- 
tagon, 111., owning, in connection with his mother, one thousand 
acres of land, valued at 30,000 dollars, in the counties of White 
and Tippecanoe. They have had six children : — 

867. Nellie B. Lockwood, b. 3 Nov., 1868. 

868. Harriet A. Lockwood, b. 5 Oct., 1870. 

869. RuFUS Allen Lockwood, b. 20 March, 1872. 

870. Paul Lockwood, b. 20, and d. 21 June, 1874. 

871. Paul A. Lockwood, b. 15 Aug., 1878; d. 31 Dec, 1880. 

872. George A. Lockwood, b. 9 Sept., 1880. 

723. Mary Ann Jessup {ytilius Augustus, ^^^ yonaihan,^^'^ 
yonathan,^^^ yonathan,'^'^ Edzuard,^ Edward'^^, born in Burling- 
ton, Ohio, 14 Oct., 1834, married, ist, Dan Terhune, 20 Oct., 1849. 
Nine children, born in Missouri : — 

873. Sarah Isabell Terhune, b. 14 Sept., 1853. 

874. Charles Edward Terhune, b. 17 March, 1855. 

875. Stephen Augustus Terhune, b. 10 Oct., 1859. 

876. John William Terhune, b. 8 Oct., 1863. 

877. Roberta Terhune, b. 27 Aug., 1865. 

Four others, now dead. 

She married, 2d, John Beck, in 1869, and had two children, 
born in Missouri : — 

878. Katie Beck, b. 27 July, 1870. 
One other died in infancy. 

724. Keziah Jane Jessup {yulius Augustus, ^^^ yonatkan,^^'^ 
yonathan,^^^ yonathan,^^ Edward,'^ Edward'^^, born in Bur- 
lington, Ohio, 10 March, 1836, married John Burns in 1853, 
and has nine children, born in Missouri, where the family now 

yonathan of Greenwich. 339 

879. Wm. Su:.iMERnELD BuRxs, b. 17 Sept., 1S54. 

880. Ja:*ies Augustus Burns, b. 7 Dec, 1856. 

881. Warren P. Bltins, b. 12 Jan., 1859. 

882. Russell B. Burns, b, 19 April, 1861. 
^%l. Oliver O. Burns, b. 30 Sept., 1864. 

884. Ethel Eugenla. Bl-rns, b. 9 Jan., 1867. 

885. Harrison M. Burns, b. 26 March, 1869. 

886. Sarah Belle Burns, b. 19 June, 18 71. 

887. John Burns, b. 26 Jan., 1874. 

728. Charles Edward Jessup {ytdiiis Atigiistiis ,^^^ yona- 
than,^^^ yonathan, ^^ yonathan, "^^ Edward,^ Edward'^), born 
in Peru, Miami Co., Ind., 26 Sept., 1847, married Ellen Clerkins, 
I April, 1872. He is a brick-mason and general mechanic, living 
in Brunswick, Chariton Co., Mo. Four children: — 

888. India Berentce, b. 16 July, 1873. 

889. Edwtn Le\\ts, b. 8 Dec, 1875. 

890. Charles Ianthis, b. 12 Jan., 1878. 

891. Maurice Kenton, b. 16 June, 1880. 

729. Julius Augustus Jessup (jyulius Augustus,^^ yona- 
than, 507 yonathan, '^'^^ yonathan, 11 Edward, * Edward^'), born in 
Peru, Miami Co., Ind., married Belle Isbell, 3 Dec, 1872. He is a 
tinner, and member both of the Order of Odd Fellows and of the 
Knights of Pythias, lives in Miami, Mo., and has five children: — 

892. MvRY Elizabeth, b. 26 Jan., 1873. 

893. Sadie Belle, b. ii Feb., 1876. 

894. Jl-lius Augustus, b. 7 May, 1878. 

895. Lloyd, b. 4 June, 1880. 

Infant unnamed, b. 8 March, 188;?. 

753. Laura Ann Jessup {Jonathan, ^^'^ James, ^^^ JonatJmn,^^^ 
Jonathan,'^'^ Edward,^ Edward'^), born in Bridgewater, Conn., 
23 March, 1831 ; married, 11 Sept., 1850, Eli H. Welton, who was 
born 7 Aug., 1827. They live in Southville, Litchfield Co., Conn. 
Three children : — 

340 yessup Genealogy. 

896. Alice A. Welton, b. 17 Jan., 1856 ; m. David Beers, 14 April, 

1874, and d. 2 Feb., 1880. 

897. Harriet A. WeltOxV, b. i June, 1860; d. 18 Dec, 1861. 

898. John N. Welton, b. 27 March, 1866 ; d. 14 Jan., 1867. 

754. Charles H.Jessup(y^«^///a;/,5S^ James^^^ yonathan^^^ 
yojtathajt,^'^ Edward,'^ Edward'^), born in Bridgewater, Conn., 
28 Dec, 1832; married, 3 Dec, 1856, Hannah More, daughter of 
Bethuel and Amanda Treat, of New Britain, born 29 Dec, 1838. 
He is a farmer, and occupies the homestead of his father, who 
died there in 1882, at the age of eighty-seven. Three children : 

899. William Clinton, b. 29 Nov., 1859; m., 16 Feb., i886, Olive 

Justine, b. 5 March, 1866, dau. of David R. Benton, of New 
Haven. They reside in New York city. 

900. Julia Snowden, b. 24 Jan., 1863 ; m., 6 June, 1883, Eli Hubbell 

Hotchkiss, and live in Ansonia, Conn. One child : Lelia Jes- 
sup Hotchkiss, b. 21 Jan., 1886. 

901. Annie G., b. 27 June, 1864. 

756. William Jacob Jessup (Ebeneser, ^^^ Ebenezer, ^^^ yon- 
athan^^^ yonathan}-'^ Edward,^ Edward'^) born in New York 
city 7 Feb., 1827; married, in 1850, Miss C. A. Hathaway. He 
lives in the city, and there pursues his business of shipjoiner. 
They have no children. 

The following sketch is abridged from "The Good Templar 
Gem" of August, 1880, and is there accompanied by a likeness: 

His parents sent him when very young to the old public school, 
No. 12 Madison Street, then under the charge of Mr. Stout, 
now president of the Shoe and Leather Dealers' Bank. On the 
death of his mother, when he was eight years old, he went to live 
with his grandparents in Greenwich, Conn., and attended school 
there for several years. When twelve he became interested in 
the Washingtonian temperance movement of that day, and with 
other lads signed the pledge ; and from that time to the present 
has never tasted a drop of any kind of spirituous, fermented, or 
other intoxicating Hquors. 

yonathan of Greenwich. 341 

At fifteen he returned to New York, and for nearly two years 
was in the press-room of Harper & Brothers. 

He began to learn his trade, that of shipjoiner, when seven- 
teen, and has labored at it until the present time, except during 
the interval from 1870 to 73, when his services were given to 
the work of the State Workingmen's Assembly, of which he 
was repeatedly secretary, treasurer, and president. In 1863 he 
took a most prominent part in the organization of the Ship- 
joiners Union, and while the national Union existed was its chief 
executive officer, as he is now of the State Union. He is also 
Secretary of a Masonic Lodge and member of the Exempt Fire- 
men's Benevolent Association, as well as interested in educational 

Before he was twenty-one he joined the Independent Order of 
Rechabites, and considers his membership in the order one of 
the brightest epochs in his life, confirming in him his temperance 
principles. Subsequently he joined the Independent Order of 
Good Templars, also a temperance organization, and in some 
official position both his time and pen have ever since been 
devoted to its interests. He is held in high estimation by the 
order in New York and neighboring cities. When the Grand 
Lodge met in New York in 1874 he was treasurer of the fund 
provided for its reception, and after all bills were paid, he found 
there would be a small balance left. This balance, when divided 
among the lodges that contributed to the fund, left him one 
penny, which the county lodge by resolution ordered to be en- 
circled by a gold band, properly inscribed, and presented to him. 
It has been dubbed and is known to this day as yessnfs Honest 

786. Edward Peter Jessup (^Samnel^^^ Peter,^'^^ yonatkan,'^^^ 
yonatkan,'^'^ Edzvard,^ Edward'^'), born in Greenwich, Conn., 
II May, 1827; married Antoinette, daughter of Robert Quintard 
of Stamford. She was born 27 Nov., 1828, and married 14 Jan., 
1849. They live at Riverside (Greenwich), and have had seven 
children : — 

342 yes sup Genealogy. 

902. Mary, b. 28 Oct., 1850. 

903. Daniel G,, b. 2 May, 1856. 

904. Sarah E., b. i Oct., 1853 ; d. 10 July, i860. 

905. Antoinette b. 5 April, 1863 ; d. 22 Dec, 1864. 

906. Stephen W., b. 21 May, 1865. 

907. Charles E., b. 28 Oct., 1867. 

908. Antoinette M., b. 21 Nov., 1870. 

787. Stephen Waring Jessup {Samuel^'^^ Peter,^^^ yo7ia- 
ikan,'^^^ yonathan,'^'^ Edward,^ Edward^), horn in Greenwich 
Conn., 12 Jan., 1830, married, 13 Feb., 1850, Ann Castle Barnum, 
b. in Norwalk, Conn., 6 Nov., 1832, and daughter of Ira and 
Hannah (Weed) Barnum. He is in the clothing business in 
New York city (Jessup & Co., Broadway), and resides at New 
Brighton, Staten Island. 

"He came to New York about 1842, and was employed by 
Brooks Bros., clothing-merchants (Catharine St.) ; afterwards 
as a clerk with Devlin & Co., clothing-merchants (John and Nassau 
Sts.) ; then for about twenty years a partner in the same firm, 
and since that time in that of Jessup & Co." 

Two children: — 

909. Charles Barnum, b. 21 Oct., 1850, in New York city; A.B., 

of the "College of the City of New York," class of 1870; 
LL.B., of "New York University," class of 1872 (the degree 
being at that time equivalent to admission to the bar); m., 
25 Oct., 1872, Annie Lowden of Brooklyn, b. 27 Feb., 
1854. One child, Lowden, b. in New York city, 3 Oct., 


910. Josephine, b. 7 Oct., 1854, in New York city. 

796. Samuel Jorum Jessup {Samuel^^'^ yoriim^^^ Samtiel,^^^ 
yotiathan}-'^ Edward,^ Edward'^), born in Stamford, Conn., 
20 Jan., 1831; married in New York city, 6 Jan., 1857, Mary 
Jeannette, daughter of the Rev. Timothy Minor. (Her twin 
brother married Sarah Jane, her husband's sister, the follow- 
ing June.) He was a shipwright, and in 1853, soon after he 

yonathan of Greenwich. 343 

had learned his trade, removed to Cleveland, Ohio, and upon 
his marriage settled there. On the death of his father, in 
i860, he came to New York with his family, living on Staten 
Island nearly four years, when he returned to Cleveland, Ohio 
(1863). The last fifteen years of his hfe were spent in East 
Rockport, Cuyahoga Co., where he died 6 Jan., 1870. "He was 
a generous, frank, and earnest Christian man." His widow now 
(1884) lives with her son Edward, in Cleveland. The entire 
family are communicants in the Episcopal Church. Four chil- 
dren, — the first three born in Cleveland; the youngest son, in 
East Rockport : — 

911. Charles Henry, b. 21 April, 1858; m., 21 April, 1881, Georgia 

A. Bower, and' lives at East Rockport. Has two children : 
Joseph Edward, b. 26 May, 1882, and Elna May, b. 4 Jan., 
1884. He is a practical mechanic. 

912. Edward Burton, b. n Dec, 1859; ra., 12 Sept., 1883, Mary 

Jane Elliott, and lives in Cleveland. He is an engineer. 

913. Samuel Jesse, b. 19 July, 1863; now (1883) in Indiana, 

but expects soon to engage in the mining business in Ari- 

914. Stephen Cuyler, b. 7 Oct., 1867; now at home, pursuing his 

education as a draughtsman. 

830. William Henry Jessup {William,^^^ Abraham,^^^ Sil- 
vanus,^^^ yonathan}-^ Edward,^ Edward'^'), born in Colchester, 
N. Y., 3 Jan., 1844; married Ann Augusta Franklin, 30 May^ 
1863, born 16 Dec, 1843. They live in Arnot, Tioga Co., Penn. 
Seven cTiildren : — 

915. Ada E., b. 26 Feb., 1867. 

916. JuDSON E., b. 14 Feb., 1870. 

917. Archie G., b. 3 Sept., 1872 ; d. 27 Sept., 1873. 

918. Leonard E., b. 3 Nov., 1876. 

919. Hattie E., b. 21 Oct., 1878; d. 17 Sept., 1879. 

920. Dora B., b. 16 July, 1880. 

921. Willum Henry, b. 13 Aug., 1882. 

344 yessup Genealogy. 

832. John Colgate Jessup (^Beitjamm T.,^^'^ Abrakam,^^^ Sil- 
vamis,^^^ yonathan, "^ Edward,^ Edward"^^, born in Williams- 
burg, L. I. (now Brooklyn, E. D.), 17 Sept., 1844; married 
Caroline, daughter of Elon Huntington, of Rochester, N. Y., Oct., 
1874. " He went to sea, after sophomore year in the New York 
University, on the ship ' Jack Frost,' which was lost with all on 
board off the New Zealand coast. He himself, however, had 
been driven by cruelty to desert while off the coast of India, and 
after wandering in the jungle till nearly famished, was rescued by 
natives and handed over to the missionaries, who speedily con- 
verted him, baptizing him in the Irrawaddy River. After a year's 
life as mate of a coaster between Calcutta and Bombay, he re- 
turned home, went into his father's office, and in 1879 started out 
in business for himself." He lives in Dighton, Mass., where his 
" Color Works " are located. The firm name is " J. C. Jessup & 
Co., Makers of Pulp and Dry Colors," and they have an office in 
New York city. 

Two children : — 

922. Henrietta, b. Nov., 1874. 

923. John Colgate, b. March, 1876. 

834. Robert Johnson Jessup {Benjamin T.,^^"^ Abraham, ^^"^ 
Silvanus,^^^ Jonathan, '^'^ Edward,^ Edward'^), born in New 
York city, 17 Feb., 1852; married Clara B., daughter of Sheldon 
Webster, of Springfield, Mass., 11 May, 1878, born 25 Nov., 1850. 
He graduated in 1868, from Grammar School No. 35, New York, 
then one of the finest public schools in America; was for 
a time in Rochester University, and finally graduated at Yale 
College in the class of '76. Prevented from studying theology 
at once, as he had intended, he found employment for three and 
a half years on the " Springfield (Mass.) Republican," and after- 
ward (1880) in the color-works of his brother at Dighton. Re- 
turning to journahsm in 1885, he became connected with the 
"Denver Tribune," removing in 1886 to Salt Lake City, where 
he is on the editorial staff of the " Daily Tribune." 

yonathan of Greenwich. 345 

Four children : — 

924. Emily Catharine, b. 4 Sept., 1879. 

925. Douglas Webster, b. 25 Dec, 1881. 

926. Florence Benedict, b. 27 Sept., 1883. 

927. A son, b. in Salt Lake City, Utah, 5 Nov., 1886. 

835. Benjamin Augustus Jessup {Benjamin T.,^^'^ Abraham ^^^ 
Silvanus,^^^ yo7iatJian,'^'^ Edward,^ Edward'^) , horn in New York 
city, 18 Nov., 1854; married, 2 Dec, 1880, Mary Nesmith, of 
Brooklyn, born 20 March, 1856. He is in the employ of a New 
York paint house. 

One child : — 

928. Royal NEsmTH, b. 9 Nov., 1881. 

767. Ann Augusta Jessup {Isaac Knapp,^^^ G er shorn, ^"^^ y 07ia- 
than,^^^ yonathan,^^ Edward,^ Edward'^), born in New York 
city, 7 Nov., 1828 ; married, 1st, Charles W. Morgan, of New York, 
3 Nov., 1848. He was a son of Charles Morgan, the founder and 
principal proprietor of the celebrated Morgan Iron Works, the 
Morgan line of steamers, etc. He died 17 Nov., 1863, aged 38, 
having been born 30 Sept, 1825." They had two children: — 

929. Chapman Harris Morgan, b. 20 Jan., 185 1; d. 17 March, 

1 86 1, in New York. 

930. Richard Jessup Morgan, b. 23 Dec, 1852; m., June, 1879, 

Jennie J. Rice, and had three children : i . yennie Morga?t, 
b. July, 1 880; 2. Mary Madeline Morgan, b. Oct., 1881 ; 
3. Charles Morgan, b. Dec, 1882. "After finishing his school 
education, Mr. Morgan spent several years in New Orleans in 
connection with the business of the Morgan steamship lines ; 
and upon the establishment of the New York line in 1875, in 
connection with Stephen G. Bogert, took the management in 
New York under the firm name of Bogert & Morgan, who 
continued as such managers up to their resignation of the 
position on the 31st of March, 1884." Mr. Morgan died in 
June, 1884. 

" See Morgan Genealogy. 

346 yessup Genealogy. 

Mrs. Ann Augusta (Jessup) Morgan married, 2d, in 1878, John 
H. Linsly, of New York city, where she now resides. Mr. Linsly 
is the son of Jared Linsly, M.D. 

769. Isaac Jessup {Isaac K.,^^'^ Gershom,^^^ yonathan,^^^ 
yonathan,^'^ Edward,'^ Edward'^), born in New York city, 10 
Oct., 1832; went to CaHfornia in the early settlement of the 
State, and remained there. He now resides at San Rafael. He 
married, 25 Nov., 1874, Emma Frances Evans, born in New 
Bedford, Mass., 18 March, 1854. They have three children: — 

931. Gracie Frances, b. 31 Aug., 1875. 

932. Richard Morgan, b. 9 March, 1877 

933. Isaac Evans, b. 4 March, 1878. 

770. Caroline Ophelia Jessup {Isaac K.,^^^ Gershom,^^^ yona- 
thari,^^^ yonathan^'^^ Edward,^ Edward'^), born in New York 
city, 15 Oct., 1834; married Stephen G. Bogert, of New York, 
26 Sept., 1855. From 1875, "^til its dissolution in 1884, Mr. 
Bogert was a member of the firm of Bogert & Morgan, New 
York managers of Morgan's La. & Texas Railroad & Steamship 
Co. He is still in business in New York, but resides in Brooklyn. 
Five children : — 

934. Frank Jessup Bogert, b. Oct., 1857 ; d. 31 May, 1862. 

935. Isabel Bogert. 

936. Anna Bogert. 

937. Mary Frances Bogert. 

938. Caroline Augusta, b. 13 Jan., 1866 ; d. 28 March, 1867. 






IF any connection exists between the families whose records 
are given below and that of Edward Jessup, it must be re- 
ferred to the land of their common origin, and date back two 
centuries or more. It is noticeable that all of the name appear to 
have sprung from the north of England or the adjacent parts of 


The earliest references to John Jessup in American records have already 
been cited in the Introduction (pp. 31-32), and a somewhat extended 
pedigree of this family may be found in " Howell's Southampton," second 
edition, 1887, which, by permission of the author, is here inserted nearly 
entire. Additional notes have been added, furnished by various members 
of the family, taken from Family Bibles, Probate Records, etc. In a few 
instances the liberty has been taken to substitute the names and dates 
given in the latter records for those recorded by Mr. Howell. 

To the above is added an account of two families whose place in the 
pedigree is not certainly known. 

I. John Jessup, of Southampton (1649), the emigrant ancestor, had 
four children : — 

+ 2. John, the only son who left heirs. 

+ 3. Thomas, m. Mary Williams, 23 Nov., 1683, and died 12 Sept., 1684, 
an infant son dying the same year. 

350 yessup Genealogy. 

4. Hannah, m. Joseph Hildreth, 11 September, 1678. 

5. Mary. 

2. John Jessup, of Old Town {^yohn'^), married 16 June, 1669, and 
had eight children. His will is dated 19 December, 1710, and reads: 
" I give my eldest son Isaac my homestead at Old Town on which he now 
dwelleth, and forty acres of the north part of my Old Town close, and my 
lot at Gin and all my upland and meadow at Quaguanantuck. I give my 
second son Henry my now dwelling-house and lot, and two acres of upper 
lot, and all my upland and meadow at Farington's Neck and Noyack, with 
the orchard, and all the upland and meadow in the plains. I give my 
youngest son Thomas my land at Sagg and Hog Neck, and meadow of 
North Sea and Seaponack, and at Accabog and Ketchabonack. I give my 
grandson Jeremiah all my land in Elizabethtown in New Jersey, and to 
my granddaughter Elizabeth, daughter of Jeremiah Jessup, deceased, ten 
shillings." He mentions his daughters Mary and Hannah, and his wife 
Elizabeth. Isaac and Henry are the best known of his sons, and left a 
numerous progeny. 

Children : — 

6. Elizabeth, b. 13 April, 1670. 

7. John, b. 27 September, 1671 ; had no children. 
+8. Isaac, b. 12 October, 1673. 

9. Jeremiah, b. 4 March, 1678; had son Jeremiah and dau. Elizabeth, 
both mentioned in their grandfather's will. [Did the grandson live 
in New Jersey .-'] 
+ 10. Henry, b. 12 March, 1681. 

11. Mary, b. 2 March, 1683. 

12. Hannah, b. 2 January, 16S5. 

13. Thomas, " youngest son," mentioned in his father's will. 

8. Isaac Jessup {yoJm,^ yohn'^), married Abigail , and died 

1753 or 1754. His children were : — 

+ 14. John, b. 25 October, 1698. 

15. Nathaniel. 
+ 16. Abigail. 
+ 17. Lewis, died 1759, ^^^ had three children: Silas; Ruth, wife of 

Zachariah Rogers ; and Abigail. 
+ 18. Stephen. 

Appendix. 35 1 

10. Henry Jessup {John,^ John i), married Bethia , and died 

in 1736. His will, dated 1735, mentions his wife, his son Thomas, and 
daughter Bethia Post. The son inherits his houses and lands. Two 
children : — 

19. Bethia, wife of Joseph Post. 
+20. Thomas, b. 28 February', 1721. 

14. John Jessup {Isaac,^ John,^ jfohn i), married Phebe , born 

2 August, 1699, and had eight children : — 

21. Sarah, b. 6 January, 1726. 

22. Abigail, b. 26 Februarj-, 1727. 

23. John, b. 23 February, 1730, died in infancy. 

24. Isaac, b. 26 April, 1732. 
+25. John, 2d, b. 20 April, 1734. 

26. Nathan, b. 30 September, 1736. 

27. Hannah, b. 3 December, 1739. 

28. Stephen, b. 12 April, 1743. 

20. Thomas Jessup {Henry,^^ yohn,^ John i), known as "Deacon 

Thomas," died 20 May, 1809; married, ist, Mehetabel (b. 1719, 

d. 30 June, 1768); 2d, in 1770, Sibyl (b. 1714, d. 5 June, 1804). 

His will was dated 1 7 Jan. 1 768, and reads : " I give my son Henry 
my house at Quogue and land there, and all my land and meadow west of 
Tiana, except one-half of fifty acres in Quogue purchase. I give my son 
Thomas my house and home lot in Southampton and other land, and 
my close at Old Town. To my son Jeremiah ten acres at Old Town." 
He mentions his daughter Mehetabel Howell and his children Bethia, 
Zebulon, Ebenezer, Daniel, and Samuel. 

Nine children, all by the first marriage : — 

+29. Henry, b. 25 June, 1 743. 

30. Thomas, b. 21 March, 1745, d. 1824, and had two children: Har- 

vey, bap. 1787, and Bethia, the wife of Oliver White. 

31. Mehetabel, b. 18 May, 1747 ; m. a Howell from Quogue, and lived 

in Florida, Orange Co. Three children : two sons and a daughter. 

32. Jeremiah, b. 14 Aug., 1749, d. 1816; settled in Orange County, and 

had three daughters. 

33. Bethia, b. 12 September, 1751. 
-1-34. Zebulon, b. 15 September, 1755. 

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35. Ebenezer, b. March 28, 1759, d. 26 Oct., 1838; unmarried. 

36. Daniel, b, 27 July, 1761 ; went to Orange County ; had six sons and 

one daughter. The only surviving son is Silas H., of New York 
city, now (1887) seventy-five years old, who has children and grand- 
+ 37. Samuel, b. 4 September, 1763, and settled in Orange County. 

25. John Jessup {John^'^ Isaac,^ Jolm^ yohn'^), married Mary 
Halsey, and had nine children : — 

+38. Isaac, b. 11 March, 1757, in Southampton. 
+39. Matthew, b. 25 February, 1759. 

40. Mary, b. 2 April, 1761. 

41. Martha, b. 21 November, 1763. 

42. Phebe, b. 16 August, 1765. 

43. Charity, b. 22 March, 176S. 

44. Hannah, b. 17 February, 1771. 

45. Dency (Prudence), b. 21 October, 1774. 

46. Sylvanus, b. 14 Feb., 1779; went to Pennsylvania ; had no sons. 

29. Henry Jessup {Thomas ^^ Henry, "^^ John^ yohn'^), lived in 
Quogue and died in 1824. He married Jane, daughter of Hugh Ray- 
nor, and had nine children, two of whom died in infancy. Two others 
lived and died on Long Island, while the remainder emigrated to other 
parts of the State : — 

47. Mehetabel, b. 23 July, 1770. 

48. Sarah, b. 22 December, 1772. 

49. Lewis, b. 22 Nov., 1774; removed from Westhampton to Palmyra, 

Wayne Co., when that region was first settled. 

50. Henry, b. 11 Aug., 1776; went also to Palmyra, and with him two of 

his sisters and their families. His son George G. still lives there. 
A second son was named Albert, now dead, whose son Josiah T. 
lives at Grand Rapids, Mich. 

51. Silas, b. 10 March, 1779, and d. 1841 ; m. Susan Raynor, and had 

three children: (i) Egbert, b. 16 June, 1818, m. Nancy W. 

and has children, Susan M., Fannie, and Silas E. ; (2) William, b. 
21 Nov., 1819, d. 1852; (3) Mary, b. 2 Feb., 1821. 

52. Apollos, b. 13 Sept., 1782; m., in 1812, Elizabeth Stuart, of Orange 

County, where he settled, and died 13 Sept., 1824. He was a 
house-builder and farmer. His six children were: (i) Edwin, b. 25 
Nov., 1813 ; (2) Asa Stuart, b. 2 June, 1815 ; (3) Mary Jane (Mrs. 

Appendix. 353 

William C. Carpenter), b. 4 Feb., 1817; (4) Clarissa (Mrs. James 
L. Mills), b. 28 May, 1819; (5) Lewis, b. 30 May, 1821, a clergyman 
since 1851, and recently pastor of the Presbyterian church at Riga; 
(6) Henry, b. 21 July, 1823. The children and grandchildren of the 
above still live in Orange County. 

53. Ruth, b. 30 July, 1786. 

54. Ebenezer, b. 16 September, 1789. 

34. Zebulon Jessup {Thomas ■^^ Hairy }^ John,^ John'^), died 
8 June, 1822. He married, 6 Dec, 17S0, Zer\dah Huntting, bom 5 Jan., 
1757, died 25 May, 1835. Eight children : — 

IS' Samuel HuxTTiNG, b. 31 Dec, 1781; d. 10 Dec, 1S22, and has a 
son Zebulon, b. 181 7, and several grandchildren living in Suffolk 

56. Abigail, b. 23 March, 1785; m. Josiah Foster, 7 Aug., 1805. 

57. Mary, b. 11 April, 1787; m. Austin Howell, 4 Jan., iSio, and died 

25 Dec, 1819. 

58. Harriet, b. 11 Feb., 1790, the wife of Capt. George Post; died 27 

April, 1830. 

59. Faxny, b. 17 Feb., 1792; m. Sylvanus S. Mulford, May, 1818. 

Elisha Mulford, LL.D., is their son. 

60. Nanxy, b, 31 October, 1793, d. 1796. 
+61. William, b. 21 June, 1797. 

62. Sylvester, b. 4 April, 1800. 

37. Samuel Jessup {Thomas,^^ Henry }^ yoJin,^ yolm'^), lived at 
Florida, in Orange County, and died there 27 Oct., 1827. He married, 
7 Sept., 1786, Rebecca Armstrong, bom 5 Sept., 1765, died 25 Dec, 
1842. Six children : — 

63. Jane (Mrs. Isaac Jennings of Montgomery), b. 10 January, 1787, 

d. I April, 1824. 

64. William, b. 6 July, 1790, d. 4 February, 1795. 

65. Amzi Armstrong, b. 12 Nov., 1791, d. 18 Aug., 1871. He has a 

son Samuel, of Florida, and grandchildren. 
+66. Daniel, b. i July, 1795. 

67. Mary (Mrs. William V. Dusinberrj-), b. 19 Dec, 1798, d. 11 April, 


68. Thomas, b. 23 Jan., 1810. He lives in Newburgh ; m., ist, 

Gertrude B. Dego ; 2d, Leah C. Dego; 3d, Sarah E. Crane. 
No children. 


354 yessup Genealogy. 

38. Isaac Jessup {John^^ jfohn,'^^ Isaac, 8 yohn, 2 yohi l), mar- 
ried Mary Albertson, b. 27 Sept., 1757; removed from Southampton to 
Goshen, Orange County. Their five children were : Abigail, Charitv, 
Illa, John, and Willlui. John, the eldest son, b. 14 May, 1 794 ; m. 
Hannah Budd (b. 1795, d. 1852); settled in Wayne County, Penn., and 
had daughters: Jeaimette, b. 1819; and Mary, b. 1817, who m. Gabriel 
Howell of South Canaan, Penn., whose children are : Edward D. Howell, 
b. 1838; John Jessup Howell, b. 1841 ; Gabriel Howell, Jr., b. 1845; 
and Jessie Fremont Howell, b. 1852. 

39. Matthew Jessup {John^^ John}-'^ Isaac,^ John,^ JoJiti^), 

married, ist, Keturah , and had Martha, b. 28 Feb., 1786 ; Cynthia, 

b. 17 April, 1788, d. 24 Nov., 1874. He married, 2d, Mercy Schellinger, 
and had a son, John Schellinger, b. 7 Dec. 1797, d. 24 Feb., 1878, an 
elder in the Presbyterian church in Southold \ m. Margaret, daughter of 
Nathan Cooper, whose seven children were : Franklin C, of Westhampton, 
b. 1823 ; Isaac M.^ of Brooklyn, b. 1827 ; Sarah M., b. 1830 ; Nathan C, 
of Westhampton, b. 1833 ; Mercafor, of Dardanelle, Ark., b. 1836 ; ^ohn 
E., b. 1839, d. 1840; j/^ohn H., b. 1842, who fell in battle in 1S64. 
Franklin C. and Mercator have families. 

Matthew 39, married, 3d, Eunice Herrick, and had Henry H. of 
Middletown, N. Y., b. 1808; Ann, b. 1810; Hannah, b. 181 2, d. about 
i860; Edward, b. 1814, d. 1874; Jane, b. 1816; Fanny, d. young 
about 18 r8. 

61. William Jessup {Zebulon^^ T/io?nas,^o Henry, 'i-O John,^ 
John 1), removed to Montrose, Penn., in 1818, and died there 11 Sept., 
1 868. He graduated at Yale College in 1815 ; admitted to the bar in 
1820; was strongly interested in the missionary and temperance causes 
and in popular education, and for many years prominent in the councils 
of the Presbyterian church. From 1838 to 1S51 he was presiding judge of 
the eleventh judicial district of Pennsylvania. Four of his five sons, as 
well as a grandson, have received degrees from Yale College ; one, Judge 
WiLLLuvi HuNTTiNG Jessup (Yale, 1849), i^ow lives at Montrose, and two 
others, the Rev. Henry Harris Jessup, D.D. (Yale, 185 1) and the Rev. 
Samuel Jessup (honorary A.M., Yale, 1863), have long been connected 
with American Missions in Syria. The remaining two sons are George 
A. Jessup of Scranton (banker), and Huntting C. Jessup (Yale, 1864). 
There were also five daughters. 

Appendix. 355 

66. Daniel Jessup {Samiieip Thomas ■^^ Henry }-^ jfohn,^ yohn i), 
died in Florida, N. Y,, 3 July, 1876. He married, ist, Sarah Seely; 2d, 
Martha Seely ; 3d, Fanny Pierson. 

Children of first wife, five: i. Anna, b. 9 April, 182 1. 2. Albert, 
b. II Oct., 1822. 3. Jane, b. 27 Dec, 1824, and m. Asa Howell, of 
Florida. 4. William A., of Oswego, 111., b. 23 Nov., 1826, who m. Mary 
J. Van Duzer, and has children : John V., Sarah S., Theodore (Williams 
College, \ZZi}, Margaret, and Clara. 5. Sarah S., b. 16 Dec, 1828; 
m. John French, of Knoxville, Tenn. 

Children of 2d wife, seven : 6. Henry S., of Yorkville, 111., b. 6 Feb., 
1 83 1, and has children : Samuel, Martha, and Louisa. 7. Saiviuel (a 
Presbyterian clergyman), of Oneida, N, ¥,, b. 23 May, 1833, who has a son 
George P. 8. Francis A,, of Buckingham, III, b. 24 Jan., 1835, whose 
children are : Albert, jfane, Frederick, and others. 9. Selah S., of Kendall, 
111., b. 8 Sept., 1837, and has a daughter Eliza. 10. Thomas, b. 27 
Dec, 1839. 1 1. Theodore F., a Presbyterian clergyman of Kendall, 111., b. 
10 Oct., 1 841, and has daughters, Jeannette, and £elie. 12. George, 
b. 21 March, 1845. 

A branch of this family early removed from Long Island to Richmond, 
Mass. As to the ancestry of this branch, Mr. Alexander C. Jessup, of 
Philadelphia, says : " My grandfather's name was Nathan or Nathaniel, 
and he married Hannah Tarbell, as I think also of Easthampton, N. Y., 
and removed to Richmond some few years prior to A.D. 1800. They had, 
so far as I know, six children : Caleb, J.ared, Edward, Tarbell, Lucy, 
and Nancy. Edward Jessup married Zeruiah Collins, daughter of Gen. 
Augustus Collins, of North Guilford, Conn. They had four sons : 
Augustus Edward, Albert, Charles Augustus, and Alexander Collins ; also 
one daughter, Mary, all of whom (five) were born in Richmond, Mass. 
Edward, my father, removed from there to Westfield, about 181 2, making 
a home in which some of the family have been living since that time." 

Should any one of this family be sufficiently interested to identify the 
" Nathan or Nathaniel," mentioned above, the complete line of descent 
from the common ancestor, Johni would be known. There was a 
Nathan26^ son of John^*, who was bom in 1736, but no record beyond 
that of his name can here be given. 

Of the sons of Edward Jessup, of Westfield, Augustus Edward went to 
Philadelphia, where he was not only a prosperous business man, but also 

35^ Jessup Genealogy, 

interested in science. He accompanied the famous expedition sent out 
by the United States Government in 1819, under the command of Col. 
Stephen H. Long, for the exploration of the Rocky Mountams. He was 
an early member of the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, and his 
portrait may now be seen at the Academy. He was born in 1789, and has 
now been dead many years. The late Alfred Dupont Jessup, of Phila- 
delphia, was his son. Mrs. Bloomfield H. Moore {nie Clara Jessup) a 
sister of Mr. A. D. Jessup, still resides in the Quaker city, and is well known 
in both literature and in society. This family is very wealthy. 

Charles Augustus Jessup, the brother of Augustus Edward, was a 
prominent manufacturer in Westfield, Mass. Of his sons, the Rev. 
Edward Jessup (Yale, 1847, a-^d a classmate of the writer), was a clergy- 
man of the Episcopal church and rector of a parish in Brooklyn, N. Y. 
He died in 1872 and left a family. Another son is rector of a parish in 
North Branford, Conn., and there are several other children. Mrs. Eliza- 
beth L. Jessup, the widow of Charles A., died in Westfield, in 1882, aged 
seventy-six. She was the founder of the Massachusetts Ministerial Aid 
Association, and the originator of the idea of placing seamen's libraries on 
board ships. Mr. Jessup was a deacon in the First Congregational Church, 
and both were large contributors to works of charity. 

Alexander Collins Jessup, born in 1S09, and now (1886) the only 
brother that survives, resides in Philadelphia. 

An effort recently made to trace the Jessup ancestry of those talented 
authors, the Misses Alice and Phebe Cary, has brought to light what is 
probably another branch of the Long Island stock. Their maternal grand- 
mother was Elizabeth Jessup, the daughter of Stephen Jessup, whose 
father, John, the son of Stephen, was an early emigrant from Cumberland 
County, New Jersey, to Hamilton County, Ohio. Johnson's " History 
of Salem, Cumberland Co., N. J.," mentions that a " Stephen Jessup " 
was in 1735 a contributor to the erection of a Presbyterian church in 
Cohansey, seven miles north of Bridgeton. May not this have been 
Stephen, 18 the son of Isaac.s of Southampton, great grandson of the first 
John Jessup, and father of John the emigrant from New Jersey men- 
tioned above? 

A letter of inquiry addressed in 18S3 to General Samuel F. Cary of Cin- 
cinnati, the distinguished politician as well as genealogist, drew from him 

Appendix. 3^7 

a large amount of historical information respecting this last mentioned 
family, never before published. He writes : — 

"There were three families of Jessups that were early pioneers in this 
county. I knew them all intimately. My father was the first settler on this 
section where I now live, and there were three brothers of your name who 
settled on the adjoining section, — our nearest neighbors. 

"Stephen Jessup, the eldest of the three brothers, died here about fifty 
years ago. I attended his funeral ; he must have been born as early as 
1770. These brothers (Stephen, Daniel, and David) came from Cumberland 
County, New Jersey, and their family record is as follows : — 

I. Stephen Jessup had three sons and as many as three daughters, namely 
Israel, James, and Firman; Elizabeth, Lydia, and Rachel. Israel 
and James married and removed to northern Indiana, and both died there 
years ago. Firman, the youngest of the family, was born, I remember well, 
m 1824,— the son of a third marriage, — is a wealthy man, and lives in 
St. Louis, Mo. Elizabeth, the eldest daughter, born 13 Nov., 1796, married 
Robert Cary, 13 Jan., 1814, and died 30 July, 1S35. She was the mother of 
nme children, — seven daughters and two sons ; Alice and Phebe, the talented 
poetesses (my cousins) were her daughters. The seven very talented sisters 
' ^ all dead. The two sons, Asa Cary and Warreti Cary, reside in this 


J. Daniel Jessup, the brother of Stephen, sold his farm and removed to 
La Porte, Ind., about fifty years ago. I can give no record of his descendants. 

3. David Jessup, the youngest of the three brothers, died here upon his 
farm about seven or eight years ago, at the age of eighty. He married a 
Miss Smith in 18 14, my father as Justice of the Peace performing the cere- 
mony. This David Jessup had several children. Freeman, his eldest son, 
lives at Pleasant Run in this county, and has children and grandchildren! 
Andrew, another son, unmarried, lives in this neighborhood with a maiden 
sister. This son says that his great grandfather was Stephen Jessup, a 
native of Long Island, N. Y., who moved thence to New Jersey. This 
Stephen had two sons, John and Isaac, who, with their families removed from 
New Jersey to Hamilton Co., Ohio, near the opening of the present century. 
He adds that John was his grandfather, and the father of Stephen, Daniel, 
and David, whose family records have already been given. There was also 
a fourth son, — the second in age, — John, Jr., who went to Indiana before 
my remembrance. My mother, now (1883) ninety-two years of age, knew 
them all. The family record of Isaac (the uncle of Stephen, etc.,') is as 
follows : — 

" Isaac Jessup, the second son of Stephen of New Jersey, came to Hamil- 
ton Co., Ohio, in 1801. His family were : i. Abigail, who married a Mr. Hill 


358 yessup Genealogy. 

and died in Switzerland County, Ind., aged eighty-eight ; 2. Hannah, who 
married a Mr. Carpenter, and died in Ind. also at an advanced age ; 3. Daniel, 
born in 1780, and died here in 1866, aged Zd years ; 4. Isaac ; 5. Walter ; 6. 
Lydia, — the last three leaving large families in Switzerland and Ohio coun- 
ties, Indiana. The Daniel (3) who died aged eighty-six, was known as 'Indian 
Daniel' to distinguish him from the other Daniel, his cousin. He spent several 
years among the Indians, and could speak Pottawattamie as well as English to 
the day of his death. I was with him in his last illness and attended his funeral. 
His widow is still living (1883), aged ninety-one. Isaac, his father, is buried 
in the graveyard about a mile from my home where I am writing. This 
Daniel had fourteen children, namely : yohn, Isaac, George Washington (who 
lives here), Eliza, Noah, James, Oliver, Stephen, Merilla, Parmelia, Naticy, 
Amanda, Andrew Jackson, and Hester. The youngest son, Andrew Jack- 
son Jessup, is a lawyer in Cincinnati." 

The living descendants of John Jessup of Southampton may now be 
found in nearly all parts of the country, in the State of New York (about 
New York city especially), in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, 
Illinois, etc., nearly every profession and form of business having its 


Another large family of the name, the history of which is well 
worth studying, is that of THOMAS jESSOP," who about 1722 
landed at Newbern, North Carolina, from Leeds, in Yorkshire, 
England. The family records show that the emigrant party con- 
sisted of Thomas Jessop, his wife, and a son of the same name, 
Thomas, Jr., then seven years of age, and who, so far as appears, 
was the only child. His descendants are now numerous in the 
Southern, Central, and Pacific States. 

« Information as to the descendants of now living in Cincinnati, Ohio, Rich- 
Thomas of North Carolina has been fur- mond, Ind., and Salem, Oregon, 
nished by Alfred Jessop, of Macon, Ga. ; Further facts have been gleaned from 
Miss S. M. Chalfant, of York, Penn., a Young's " History of Wayne County, 
cousin of the preceding ; Jacob H. Jessup, Ind.," but it has been found impracticable 
of Indianapolis, Ind. ; Wm. A Jessiip, of to pursue the subject further, and the rec- 
Wayland, Iowa, and others of the family ord it is to be hoped will be completed 

by some future historian. 

Appendix. 359 

1. Thomas Jessop, who with his wife and son Thomas were in New- 
bern, N. C, in 1722, settled in Perquimons County, in the northeastern 
part of the State. 

2. Thomas Jessop, apparently an only child of Thomas, ^ was seven 
years old in 1722. After the death of his first wife he married again, and 
removed to Orange County, in the interior, and settled at Cain Creek, where 
his second wife soon died. He now sought a third home at New Garden 
in Guilford County, and settled his children (seven of them) on farms in 
that and a neighboring county. He then married, for his third wife, Ann 
Matthews, afterwards an eminent preacher in the Society of Friends, or 
Quakers, to which the family belonged. She was wont to make frequent 
journeys to the Northern States in connection with her public ministrations, 
and once went to England for the same purpose. He died on the 14th 
of December, 1783, in the 6Sth year of his age. His will is dated in the 
preceding month of the same year and is as follows : — 

Will of Thomas Jessop. 

I, Thomas Jessop, of Guilford County in North Carolina, Planter, being of 
sound mind and memory, do make and ordain this my last will and testament 
in manner and form following : — 

Imprimis : My will is that all my just debts and funeral charges be paid 
and discharged in due time. 

Itein. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Ann Jessop, the use and 
profits of the plantation which I now live upon (except that part of it which 
I give to my son Jacob, which was run off by Jesse Williams), with all the 
cattle and sheep that are thereon, and what cattle I have at Tom's Creek now 
in possession of my son Joseph Jessop ; also all my household furniture which 
remains unmentioned in this my will, and ploughing gears, and all other uten- 
sils that are now on my plantation for tilling the ground, — during her Vv-idov/- 
hood or till my son Jonathan Jessop comes of age ; then, only one half of the 
profits during her widowhood; also, I give unto her the horse Dick, one 
featherbed and furniture, and the lawful interest of thirty pounds during 
her life. 

Ite7n. I give unto my son Joseph Jessop my bald-eagle mare, shoemaker's 
tools, beaver hat, curry knife, a pair of new boots, razor and strap, and a 
piece of cloth sent for by WiUiam Wilson. 

liejn. I give unto my son Thomas Jessop seventy pounds specie. 

Itein. I give unto my sons Timothy Jessop, Caleb Jessop, and William 
Jessop, and my daughter Mary Hussey, each of them five shillings. 

360 yessup Genealogy. 

Item. I give unto my son Jacob Jessop that end of my land which he now 
lives on to the line which was run by Jesse Williams, to him his heirs and 
assigns forever. 

Ite7n, I give unto my son Jonathan Jessop all the remaining part of my 
plantation and land whereon I now live, with all thereunto belonging, except 
one half of the profits which I have reserved for my wife during her widow- 
hood, to him, his heirs and assigns forever. 

Item. I give unto my daughter Sarah Jessop five shillings. 

Item. I give unto my daughters Hannah and Ann Jessop each of them 
one featherbed, and furniture, and at the age of eighteen years or marriage, 
twenty-five pounds each. 

Item. I give unto my sons Timothy and William all my carpenter's and 
cooper's tools. 

Item. I give unto my son Jonathan Jessop my blazed-face mare, with all 
the remaining part of my stock. 

Item. I give unto my sons Joseph, Thomas, Timothy, Caleb, William, and 
Jacob, all the remaining part of my wearing apparel, to be equally divided 
amongst them. 

Item. I give all the remaining part of my estate, of whatsoever name or 
nature, unto my seven sons and one daughter, namely : Joseph, Thomas, 
Timothy, Caleb, William, Jacob, and Jonathan, and my daughter Mary Hussey, 
to be equally divided amongst them. And it is my will that if either of my 
youngest daughters, Hannah or Ann Jessop, die without heirs, the sur- 
vivor have the deceased's legacy ; and if both of them die without heirs, that 
my son Jonathan have their legacies. And if my son Jonathan die in his mi- 
nority or without heirs, that my son Joseph's eldest son Jacob have the land 
which I have willed to my son Jonathan, and the remaining part of his legacy 
to be divided amongst all my children before named, except Sarah. And if 
my grandson Jacob Jessop above named should die in his minority or without 
heirs, that the land herein directed be divided amongst all my children before 
named, Sarah excepted. 

I have made my friend William Wilson my attorney to sell my lands that 
are in Chowan and Perquimons County. And it is also my will that at the 
decease of my wife the household stuff then remaining be equally divided 
between my two daughters, Hannah and Ann. 

Lastly, I do make and constitute my beloved son Joseph Jessop and 
my friend William Coffin, Jr., Joint Executors of this my last will and 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 20th day of 
the eleventh month, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and 

Thomas Jessop. 

Appendix. 361 

Signed, sealed, published, and pronounced by the said Thomas Jessop as 
his last will and testament, in the presence of us, who in his presence, and in 
the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names : — 

A true copy, per Christopher Hiatt. 

Jacob Marshall. Wm. Baldwin. 

Enoch Macy. Joshua Dix. 

Mrs. Ann (Matthews) Jessop died at Highland, Ohio, September 26th, 
1822, in her 84th year, and is buried at Fall Creek in Friends' Burying- 
Ground. Her last years were passed at the house of her daughter, Mrs. 
Hannah Willis. 

By the first marriage there were eight children : — 

+3. Joseph, whose wife's name was Priscilla. 

+4. Thomas, married Mary Bales. 

4-5. Timothy, married Hannah Pratt. 

+6. William, married Mary Pratt, sister of Hannah Pratt. 

-4-7. Caleb, whose wife's name was Agnes. 

8. Jacob, whose wife's name was Rachel. 

9. Sarah, who displeased her father by marrying a British officer, and 

in his will was cut off with only a few shillings. On the voyage to 
England her husband died, and she subsequently married a Scotch- 
man, and was visited by her stepmother, Ann Matthews, at Glasgow, 

10. Mary married John Hussey, of Deep River, Guilford Co. 

By the third marriage Thomas 2 Jessop had four children : — 

11. John, who died in infancy. 

+12. Jonathan, of York, Penn., b. 30 Oct., 1771. 

13. Hannah, b. in 1773 or 1774; m. Joel Willis, of York, Penn., at 
Friends' Meeting-House in that place, and removed to Guilford 
Co., N. C, her early home. About 1822 they moved to Highland 
Co., Ohio. She d. there September 13th, 1847. Mr. WiUis d. in 
1842, aged seventy-eight. They had six children : — 

I. Jonathan Willis, m. Hannah Thornburg, lived in Randolph 
Co., Ind., and d. at an advanced age, leaving five children: (i) 
Joel, m. Fanny Burgess and left heirs ; (2) Betsey, m. Jonathan 
Johnson, a zealous member of the Society of Friends, no children ; 
(3) Rachel, m. a Mr. Peacock, several children, the family Meth- 
odists; (4) Ann, m. Richard Helton, of Randolph Co., Ind., and left 
children ; (5) Joseph, who also married. 

362 yessup Genealogy. 

2. Lydia Willis, m. Edward Thornburg, lived in Highland Co., 
Ohio, and had five children : (i) Nancy, m. John Wright ; (2) Sam- 
uel, m. and had four children, killed in i860 by his horse's running 
away ; (3) Joseph, m. and lived in Poweshiek Co., Iowa, had chil- 
dren; (4) Edward, Jr., Hves in Highland Co., Ohio, has family; 
(5) Jesse, lives in Clinton Co., Ohio, has family. 

3. Ann Willis, m. Joel Thornburg. They lived to be old, near 
Charlottesville, Ind., and are buried in Friends' Burying-Ground 
there. Mrs. Ann Thornburg was a noted minister in the Society 
of Friends, had a peculiarly melodious voice and persuasive man- 
ner. Four children : (i) Cyrus, d. when twenty years of age ; (2) 
William, lived at Charlottesville, had a family ; (3) Mary Ann, d. 
when sixteen ; (4) Lydia, m. Charles Lane, lives at Westfield, Ind., 
and has children. 

4. William Willis, d. in Guilford Co., N. C, at the age of 

5. Achsah Willis, m. Amer Hiatt of New Garden, N. C, in 
1816, and in 1824 went to Milton, Ind., where they d. at an ad- 
vanced age. Six children : (i) Jane, m. James Harris, lived in 
Ottumwa, Kan., and d. there in 1867, leaving six children ; (2) Her- 
man, m., 1838, Mary Harris, in Friends' Meeting-House at Lynn, 
and lives in Crawfordsville, Ind. He studied, and for a time prac- 
tised, medicine, but abandoned it for farming. They have four 
children : John Milton, who m. Maggie E. ElHot, was assistant- 
surgeon in the Civil War, afterwards had charge of a hospital, d. of 
consumption; Louisa Jane; Martha Ann, m. James Brown, has 
two children ; and Joel Willis who m. Fannie Owen Fitten, a 
granddaughter of Robert Dale Owen, and is (1886) superintendent 
of the Document Department of the House of Representatives at 
Washington, D. C. (3) Elam, who lived in Westfield, Ind. He 
m., ist, Sarah Harn, by whom he had four children, and 2d, 
Amanda Haskins, by whom he had five more. (4) Alfred H., m. 
Mary Ann Bowman, and lives in Chicago, in the practice of medi- 
cine. He was for several years Prof, of Anatomy and Physiology 
in Wheaton College. He has ten children. (5) Jesse W., m., ist, 
Elizabeth Pike ; 2d, Martha J. Meek, has two children. He is a 
Wesleyan preacher. (6) Betsey W., m. Harman Complitt, lives in 
Westfield, Ind., and has three daughters. 

6. Jesse Willis, m. Betsey Sumner, lived in Highland Co., 
Ohio, and had four children : Mary Jane, Hannah, Abigail, and 

Appendix. 363 

14. Ann, b. 1778 in North Carolina; d. in York, Penn,, June, 1785, and 

is there buried in Friends' Burying-Ground. She was a great 
favorite with her brother Jonathan. 

3. Joseph Jessop (son of Thomas 2), m. Priscilla , and early 

settled on a farm in Stokes County near the headwaters of the Dan river, 
and on the southern border of Virginia. He alone of his father's sons lived 
and died in North Carolina. Some of his own children went northwest to 
the new territories, and some south to Georgia. The following record is 
thought to be that of a son : — 

15. Jacob, m. Sarah Lee, lived in Surry Co., N. C, and died there in 

1818. He had nine children: i. Ahter, d. in Ohio without heirs. 
2. Anna; m. Joseph Chandler. (3) Edith, m. John Cook and Hved 
in Surry Co. in 1862. 4. Levi, b. 1793 ; m. Jemima, dau. of Allen 
Unthank, in 1818. The marriage was in the Friends' meeting- 
house at New Garden, in Guilford Co. He lived in Indiana and 
Iowa, had been a member of the legislatures of both these 
States, and d. in the latter State in 1866. He was the first to 
change the spelling of the name from Jessop to Jesstip, which has 
since been commonly adopted. He had six sons : (i) William A., 
born in Guilford Co., N. C, 1821, and now living in Wayland, 
Henry Co., Iowa, a farmer. [This record of his grandfather's 
family is furnished by him.] (2) Calvin, b. in Indiana, 1823 ; d., in 
Iowa, 1857. (3) Jonathan, b. 1828. (4) S. M., b. 1833 ; d. at Mem- 
phis, Tenn., July, 1863, of wounds received in the Civil War. 
(5) Oliver, b. Indiana, 1835. (6) S. R., b. 1838, a physician in 
Salem, Oregon (1881). 5. Polly, m. T. Lockhart, of Surry Co., N. C, 
and d. in Indiana. He is now (1881) 90 years old. 6. John, d. near 
Indianapolis, Ind., 1851. 7. Sarah, m. a Mr. Cooper; d. in Kansas, 
1866. 8. Jacob, d. in Indiana, unmarried, 1830. 9. Priscilla, m. 
John Cook ; d. early, in North Carolina, leaving one child. 

4. Thomas Jessop (son of Thomas^), married Mary Bales and lived 
in Stokes County until his removal to Indiana, where he died at Sand 
Creek, Washington County. He had eight children : — 

16. Thomas, who married a WiUiams. 

17. Isaac, married Ann Gray, of North Carolina. 

18. Nathan, married Sarah Gray, sister of the above. 

19. Timothy, married and had a son, Elijah, and one daughter. 

364 yessMp Genealogy. 

20. Patience, married Hur Mills, settled, and died at an advanced age, 

in Tennessee. 

21. Ruth, married James Parish ; died at Sand Creek, Ind. 

22. Esther, married Nathan Newby ; died in Wayne Co., Ind. 

23. Sarah, married Sampson Gray ; died also in Wayne Co., Ind. 

5. Timothy Jessop (son of Thomas 2), lived in New Garden, Guil- 
ford Co., N. C, where he married Hannah Pratt, whose sister Mary be- 
came the wife of his brother William. Both of them inherited a very 
considerable number of slaves, the ownership of which was prohibited by 
the Quaker Church. The two brothers, true to their principles, manu- 
mitted their slaves, much to their pecuniary loss. Timothy removed to 
Indiana, and died at Fairfield, Morgan Co. He is remembered by Mr. 
W. A. Jessup of Wayland, Iowa (who sends the above facts), as an old 
man in 183 1. He had at least three sons, who were among the earliest 
settlers of the " White Lick country " southwest of Indianapolis. 

24. Samuel, who d. in Illinois, and had one son, Riley Jessop, a captain 

in an Iowa company during the Civil War. 

25. Pratt, who d. in Hendricks Co., Ind. A grandson of Pratt in Iowa 

has a reputation as a temperance speaker. [Elias Jessup, prob- 
ably, who in 18S5 polled 10,000 votes as candidate for governor on 
the Prohibition ticket.] 

26. Timothy, who also died in Hendricks Co., Ind. 

6. William Jessop (son of Thomas^), lived first in New Garden, 
Guilford Co., N. C, and married Mary Pratt, as already stated. He died 
in Wayne Co., Ind.," six miles from Richmond, and is buried in Dover. 
His children are scattered from Michigan to Texas. He had at least six 
sons and two or three daughters, and very numerous descendants. 

Three of the children were : — 

27. JosiAH, whose son David B. Jessup \yzs born in Guilford Co., N.C., 

and d. at Richmond, Ind., 5 Dec, 1879, aged seventy-one. David 
B., Jr., a son of the latter, still lives in Richmond. 

28. Sarah, who m. a Reynolds, and has her father's old family bible, is 

(1881) still living. 

"This part of Indiana, as shown in den " clearly designates the origin of those 

Young's " History of Wayne County," who first located there. Other members 

was largely settled from North Carolina, of the Jessop family are mentioned as 

and by Quakers. The name " New Gar- residing in this township. 

Appendix. 365 

29. Isaac, of New Garden, Ind., may have been another son ; " b. in 
N. C. ; removed to Ohio in 1808, to Wayne Co., Ind., in 1812, 
and in 1816 to New Garden near Dover; d. 1842. He has a son 

7. Caleb Jessop (son of Thomas'^), like his brothers Timothy and 
William, settled first in Guilford Co., N. C, but afterwards sold his farm and 
located near the Neuse River. His wife's name was Agnes. He emi- 
grated to Green Co., Ind., where he died. 

8. Jacob Jessop (son of Thomas 2), shared the home farm with the 
father in Guilford Co., N. C, a portion of which he inherited, the remainder 
being left to his half-brother Jonathan, of York, Penn. Jacob also went to 
what is now Indiana about 181 2, and hved near liis brother William. He 
died four miles north of Richmond, in 1832, aged 92, and is buried at 
Smyrna. He married Rachel Cook, and had five sons and four daughters ; 
all now dead. One of these sons — the eldest — was born 25 Dec, 1777, 
near the line of Virguiia and North Carolina, and was the father of five 
sons and two daughters, born between the years 1801 and 1809. Another 
of the sons is yacob H. yessicp of Indianapolis, millwright, who has been 
engaged in that business for nearly half a century. 

12. Jonathan Jessop (son of Thomas'^) born 30 September, 1771, 
was the son of Ann IMatthews, and much younger than his half-brothers. 
When thirteen years of age his mother took him to York, Penn. They 
travelled in a covered wagon, camping out at night and keeping up a fire 
to drive off wild beasts. At York he was apprenticed to the clock and 
watch making busuiess with Ehsha Kirk, a cousin of his mother. Having 
served out his time, he married, in 1794, Susanna, dau. of Joseph and 
Mary Updegraff, and in 1798 moved into the house in which he hved 
until his death, 19 August, 1857, aged 85 yrs. 10 mos. This home is now 
the residence of his granddaughter, Miss S. M. Chalfa7it, who has fur- 
nished much of this history. He was ten years old when the battle of 
Guilford Court House, North Carolina, was fought upon his father's farm, 
15 March, 1781, and he well remembered how the wounded were brought 
into the house and there laid upon the floor. Among Mr. Jessop's papers 
is an exact map of the battle-ground, with the location of the camping- 
grounds of the two forces, the British at Salisbury, and the Americans at 

" Young's History of Wayne County. 

366 yessup Genealogy, 

Guilford Court House, distant about eight miles from one another. The 
names of the residents along this line of road are also given, and the part 
of his father's farm is indicated where the most severe fighting occurred. 
He recalled especially the great superiority of the American over the 
British cavalry. The document is a very interesting item of local history. 
This was the battle that called forth the remark from Charles James Fox 
in the House of Commons, that " another such victory would ruin the 
British army." Jonathan Jessop's mechanical skill has more than once 
been mentioned by those who have furnished information about the family, 
and there are in various parts of the country brass clocks constructed by 
him that to-day measure off the hours with the same perfect regularity 
they did well-nigh a century ago. 

Mr. Jessop was also a civil engineer of repute, and engaged in the con- 
struction of many pubUc works. A road running into Frederick City, Md., 
part of the Baltimore Turnpike near York, Penn., and a section of the 
Washington Branch of the Baltimore and Ohio raihoad, on which is a 
station called " Jessop's," named for him nearly fifty years ago, all furnish 
evidence of his skill. At this time his son Joseph took charge of his clock 
and watch making establishment. For a time he was connected with the 
Cordorus Navigation Company, as well as engaged in the manufacture of 
cotton cloth, having a mill a mile from York. Possessing a retentive 
memory and a genial, happy disposition, he was an entertaining companion 
for both young and old ; and so just was he in his estimate of both persons 
and things, that he was often called upon as an arbitrator to settle disputes. 
In politics he was a Whig ; in religion, a consistent member of the Society 
of Friends, at whose meeting-house he was a worshipper for nearly three 
fourths of a century. His activity continued to the close of his life. The 
day before he passed away he put in order a watch, retired as usual at 
nine o'clock, at four o'clock he called his son Joseph to go to market, and 
at six was found peacefully sleeping his last sleep. The " York Democrat " 
of Aug. 25, 1857, in an extended notice, says : " He was esteemed by all 
who knew him for his benevolence, pure-heartedness, liberality of views 
and unyielding integrity. His serenity of mind and evenness of temper 
had long since passed into a proverb, and his death is regarded as a pubHc 
loss." His first wife died 23 July, 1825, aged fifty. Four or five years 
afterwards he married, 2d, Mrs. Jane Haines, widow of Job Haines, of Pipe 
Creek, Md., who died in 1847, leaving no children. 

Appendix. 367 

There were six children, all by the first marriage : — 

30. Joseph Updegraff, b. 1796; d. 1859, unmarried. 

31. ]\Iary Axx, b. 9 Jan., 1799; m. James Chalfant of Chester Co., Penn., 

and d. 21 Sept., 1876. They had five children : i. Susan M. Chal- 
fant. 2. Edward Jessop Chalfant. 3. George Chalfafit, d. in in- 
fancy. 4. George Jonathan Chalfant; m. Jane Myers, and d. in 
1878, leaving one child, James E. Chalfant. 5. Hannah Updegraff 
Chalfant, d. in 1861, aged 18. 

32. Charles, b. in 1802; died in 1804. 

33. Charles, 2d, b. in 1806 ; died in 1833, unmarried. 
-t-34. Edward, b. 24 Jan., 1810. 

35. William, b. 1814; died 1815. 

16. Thomas Jessop (son of Thomas^), married a Williams and 
lived in Indiana. He had three sons and four daughters : — . 

36. Jonathan, died leaving two children. 

37. Richard, married and lived in Chnton Co., Ohio. 

38. Thomas, who settled in Southern Illinois. 

39. Mary, married David Green ; lived in Plainfield, Ind. 

40. Rebecca, married a Moore ; Uved near Pendleton, Ind. 

41. Prudence, died unmarried. 

42. Huldah, died unmarried. 

17. Isaac Jessop (son of Thomas^ married Ann, daughter of James 
and Elizabeth Gray of N. C, and had twelve children and hved in 
Indiana : — 

43. Elizabeth, m. Elisha Hampton ; live in Iowa. 

44. Hannah, m. Josiah Carson ; live in Clarion Co., Ind. 

45. Beulah, m. James Comer ; died in Iowa, aged 54, leaving a daugh- 

ter in that State, and two sons in California. 

46. Eli (Dr. Eli) m., ist, Ann Frazier, of Ind., and, 2d, Marj' Dorland, 

dau. of Peter Bedell, of Coxsackie, N. Y., and lived in Oskaloosa, 
Iowa. He visited his friends in York, Penn., in 1866, and after- 
wards went to Westchester Co., N. Y., where his \nsit is still 
remembered by the Society of Friends, of which he was a well- 
known preacher. He died soon after his return home. Many of 
the above facts were furnished by him at that time to his Eastern 

47. Belinda, m. Robert Millhouse ; lived in Marion Co., Ind. 

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48. Elwood, m. Priscilla Williams and lived in Iowa. 

49. John, m. Mary Ann Whitacre ; lived in Wayne Co., Ind. 

50. Levi (Dr. Levi), m., ist, Lydia Haugh ; 2d, Miriam Woodward ; 3d, 

Mary Roberts, and lived near Richmond, Ind. 

51. Irene Ann, m., ist, David Haisby; 2d, David Kendall; lived in 

Cadiz, Ind. 

52. Nathan, m. Massey Sanders ; lived in Ind. 

53. Ahijah, m. Mary Jane Slagle; lived in Wayne Co., Ind. 

54. Luzena, m. Samuel Starbuck; lived in Marion Co., Ind. 

18. Nathan Jessop, (son of Thomas'^, married Sarah Gray, the sister 
of Ann, the wife of his brother Isaac. He had six children, all of whom 
have deceased : — 

55. Isaac, who died in his 20th year. 

56. Thomas, married Ann Haisley. 

57. Asa, married Anna Thomas. 

58. Phebe, married John Knight. 

59. Mary, married Robert Mendenhall. 

60. Amy, who died at 25, unmarried. 

34. Edward Jessop, (son of yonaf/ian'^^), of York, Penn., was a hard- 
ware merchant in Baltimore, Md. His widow, Mrs. Mary H. Jessop, now 
(1886) resides near York. Their children were ten : — 

61 . Elizabeth, m. Arthur B. Farquhar, of York. 

62. Charles, m. SalHe Shaw and lives in Austen, Preston Co., West Va. 

63. William, died in 1861, unmarried. 

64. Jonathan, m. Annie Lockman ; was for eighteen years P.M. at 

York; now in the insurance business. 

65. Samuel N., m. Lizzie Rowland ; in business in York. 

66. Francis, d. in 187S, leaving a widow. 

67. Hannah G., m. Isaac Cover ; resides at Mt. Washington near 


68. Alfred, m. Lizzie Benton, of Macon, Ga., and was formerly in busi- 

ness there. 

69. Carrie H. and 

70. Jeannette M., who reside with their mother. 

A large number of the descendants of Thomas Jessop of North 
Carolina belong to the Society of Friends, a body of Christians of 

Appendix. 369 

no small influence still in North Carolina and other States through 
the country.'* 


Still another family of the name, and which, as yet, appears to 
stand disconnected from all others, originated near Baltimore, 
Md., and is now represented in that city. The following record, 
given nearly verbatim, has been furnished by William Jessop 
Ward, Esq., a great-grandson of the emigrant ancestor. Mr. 
Ward, after having been engaged in the practice of the law for 
fifty-three years in Baltimore, retired in 1882 to his present 
home, Five Oaks, near Owings' Mills P. O., Baltimore County, 
and is now (1886) in his seventy-ninth year, with evidently 
much still remaining of the energy and enthusiasm of his younger 
days. Additional names and dates of births have been supplied 
from the family record of William Jessop, the son of the first 
William, and are furnished by his great-granddaughter, now re- 
siding in Baltimore. The record begins with : — 

I. William Jessop, who came probably from Manchester, England, 
to Maryland, while yet a colony under the British crown. [The family 
record of the son, Wm. 2d, says he came from Sheffield.] The precise 
date of his emigration is unknown, but he then was a minor and came 
without the privity or assent of his parents. He was a collier, and so 
described himself. Soon he was engaged as manager at the Iron Works 
of the Baltimore Company, this company owTiing extensive tracts of land 
in Baltimore County. 

In 1753, and by deed of 11 June, 1756, he acquired title to two parcels 
of land, on which he erected a dwelling. He married Margaret Walker of 
Dorchester County, Md., who survived him with their six children. His 
will was dated in March, 1781, and a written opinion as to its vahdity pre- 
pared by the celebrated lawyer Daniel Delany, and now extant, is dated 
29 Oct., 1 78 1, indicating the year of his death. He was buried in a lot 

" Wm. H. Egle, M.D., in his " History citizen and was of great assistance to 
of Pennsylvania," under Lancaster Co. Wm. Penn in his intercourse with the 
says: "y(?J(f/»i y<.-Jj<7/, who lived upon the Indians." It would be interesting to 
Conestoga in 1686, became a valuable know something further of this man. 


37 o yes sup Genealogy. 

on his own land, which continues to be the family burial-place, about nine 
miles southwest of Baltimore city. He is characterized by his grandson 
Mr. Ward as tall, athletic, and impetuous, his features and gait both being 
traceable in his sons and grandsons, all of whom (nearly) have been im- 
pulsive, ardent, courageous, and industrious men. 

William and Margaret Jessop, from whom nearly all of the name in the 
vicinity of the city of Baltimore are descended, had six children : — 

2. Elizabeth, b. 17 Sept., 1750; m., in 1770, George Teal ; d. 12 Sept., 
1 81 4, at her then place of residence in Tennessee, leaving nine 
+3. William," b. 28 July, 1755. 
+4. Nicholas, b. 5 July, 1757. 
4-5. Charles, b. 6 Nov., 1759. '^ 

6. Esther, b. 21 May, 1762; m. John Ford; d. 11 May, 1803. Their 

six children were : i. Elizabeth Ford, who m. John Hush ; 2. Wil- 
liam Ford J 3. Nicholas Ford; 4. Jonathatt Ford; 5. Abraham 
Ford; 6. Charles Ford, all of whom have descendants. 

7. Abraham, b. 18 March, 1768; m., 12 Oct., 1793, Axia, daughter of 

Benjaniin and Mary Wells, of Baltimore city, who died 30 July, 
1 83 1. He married, 2d, Hook, by whom he had a daughter. 

3. William Jessop (son of William'^), born 1755, was, 18 April, 
1772, apprenticed by his father to Josiah Pennington, millwright, for the 
term of three years. On the 30th of October, 1780, he married Anna, 
daughter of Edward and Margaret Brown, of Frederick Co., who died 
9 Sept., 1802, six of their nine children surviving her. He married, 2d, 
13 Oct., 1805, the widow Ann Dodge, 7iee Stansberry. 

The nine children of the first marriage were : — 

8. Margaret (Peggy), b. 30 Aug., 1781 : d. 5 Sept., 1781. 

9. Arietta, b. 30 Nov., 1782; m., 25 Feb., 1806, George Ward of Balti- 

more; d. 6 April, 1809. One child: Wtn. Jessop Ward^ b. 7 

" To the record of the births of his ^ Mr. Ward expresses himself in strong 

father's children, Wm. Jessop 3 appends terms of admiration for his grandfather 

the following: "All the above six chil- Wni. Jessop'^: "My dear, good, noble 

dren were born in Baltimore County, Md. old grandsire, to whom my mother on her 

This account was given me by my father deathbed, when I was one year old, be- 

and mother in the year of our Lord 1770, queathed me ; who adopted, educated, 

and by me transferred to this book, idolized me ; whose portrait, now hanging 

verbatim." over me, is daily viewed with love and 

Appendix. 37 

April, 1808, who furnishes much of this record. He m., ist, his 
cousin Harriet Jessop, 28 dau. of Charles Jessop his mother's 
brother, by whom he had two daughters. (See record of the mother 
and children given below.) Mr. Ward m., 2d, Isabella Fouchee, 
daughter of Thomas and Mary Green of Washington, D. C, 8 Dec, 
1853. Four children: (i) Wm. J. Ward, Jr., b. 22 Sept., 1854; 
unmarried, residing in New Mexico. (2) Mary Ward, b. 3 Dec, 
1855 ; li\ang at home. (3) Charles Ward, b. 4 June, 1857 ; unmarried, 
resides in New York city. (4) George W'ard, b. 23 Nov., 1858 ; un- 
married, lives in Baltimore. The second Mrs. Ward d. in Balti- 
more 25 Nov., 1858, and Mr. Ward m., 3d, 30 April, 1879, Anne 
Catharine, only daughter of George Warner, Jr., and Caroline 
Mc Far don his wife. 

10. AxxE, b. 8 Nov., 1784; m. Nathaniel Childs, 14 June, 1803, and had 

sixteen children, fourteen of whom were living 12 April, 1832, She 
removed with her husband and family to St. Louis, Mo., and there 

11. William, b. 18 Feb., 1787; d. July, 1788. 

12. Mary, b. 12 April, 1789; d. 15 May, 1791. 
+13. William (again), b. 21 Feb., 1791. 

14. Dominic Browx, b. 30 Sept., 1793; m. Ann, daughter of Richard 

and Ruth Owings, of Elk Ridge, then in Anne Arundel, now in 
Howard Co., Md. She d. in 1885, leaving several children. 

15. Joshua, b. 13 Oct., 1796, d. 1876; unmarried. 

16. Charles, b. 14 June, 1800 ; m., 9 Oct., 1828, Cehna, daughter of Joel 

Vickets; d. at Chestertown, Kent Co., his residence, 19 April, 
1 861, survived by several children. 

4. Nicholas Jessop (son of Williatn i), b. 1757, was thrice married : 
I St, to Hannah Teal ; 2d, Lydia Bosley ; 3d, Ruth, widow of Wm. Welch, 
nee Gorsuch. He died 12 Sept., 1807. Of his five cliildren (all by the 
first marriage) four survived him, as follows : — 

17. Elizabeth, m. Wm. Lewis and had issue. 

18. Margaret, m. Benjamin Meads; had children. 

19. Delilah, m. Elisha Dimmitt; had children. 

20. Edward, who never married. 

veneration, and towards whom, at this which I trust that in the bright summer 

distant day, nearly sixty years since his land he recognizes, and assuredly, if so, 

demise, there wells up from my heart's appreciates. May we there once more be 

fount a stream of gratitude and affection re-united ! " 

372 yessMp Genealogy. 

5. Charles Jessop (son of William i), b. 1759, " a man of remark- 
able personal beauty of the manly type." He married, 13 April, 1786, 
Mary, daughter of David and Elizabeth Gorsuch, and died 2 April, 1828, 
survived by his widow and eight children of the fifteen the issue of the 
marriage. He was buried at Vauxhall, his residence, in Baltimore County. 
His widow died in 1830 at the age of sixty-five. 

The eight children above were : — 

21. Charles, m. Jemima Buck, had a numerous issue ; d. about 1884. 

22. John, m. Cole, and had two children, Charles Nicholas, and 

Mary who d. before the parents. 

23. William, m., ist, Cecilia Barry, by whom he had two children: 

Charles Levallatt, and Florefice (Mrs. Sands). Both have children. 
WiUiam m., 2d, Mary Johnson, had sons and daughters, and d. 
about 1866. 

24. Abraham, a physician of great repute in his vicinage ; m. Mary, 

daughter of George and Rachel Littig ; left issue, a son Abraham. 

25. Mary, m. Levi Merryman and left daughters. 

26. George, m., ist, Elizabeth Ashton of Harford Co., Md., and had 

issue, still surviving. He m., 2d, Ellen Ashton, sister of his former 
wife, by whom he has had children. Parents and children are still 
+27. Joshua, b. 4 June, 1806; m. Ann C. Price. 

28. Harriet, b. 23 Nov., 1808; m. Wm. Jessop Ward, of Baltimore, 8 

Sept., 1S31, and died Aug., 1839, leaving two daughters : i. Em};ia 
Rosalie Ward, m., 2 Oct., 1855, Daniel Grant Emory; d. Oct., 
1858, leaving a daughter, Lilian Emory, now living. Mr. Emory d. 
in April, 18S6. 2. Arietta Jedavie Ward, b. 23 Jan., 1835, m., 9 
May, 1854, James P. Bayly of Fauquier Co., Va., and has had ten 
children, eight of whom are now living. Samuel Bayly, the eldest 
son, is in Texas. Nannie, the eldest daughter, m., 1885, E. H. 
Blackmore, of Fauquier Co., Va., where the remainder also reside. 

13. William Jessop (son of William'^), born in 1791, in Baltimore 
County, Md., married Ann Wells, 30 Oct., 181 1. Their children were 
ten, the record of two being as follows : — 

29. William Wells, b. 15 Aug., 1819; m. Susanna Bridner and had 

one child only, Anna Wells, now (1886) residing in Baltimore. 

30. Samuel Wells, b. 24 April, 1S29, whose wife was named Mary. A 

son, George Thomas, b. 10 May, 1S52, resides in Baltimore. 

Appendix. 373 

27. Joshua Jessop (son of Charles^), horn. 4 June, 1806, died 25 
Aug., 1869. He married Ann C. Price, bom 25 April, 1806, and died 19 
March, 1878. They had five children : — 

31. Charles M., married Emma M. Booth. 

32. Amanda C, married Henry Marshall. 

33. Edwin, married Susan Haile. 

34. Cecilia P., married Charles W. Johnson. 

35. George W., married Elizabeth Haile. 

The above can be but a partial account of what may be a 
numerous family. 


Among the families of which less is known to the writer than 
of those just mentioned, and which have more recently immi- 
grated to this country, is one now represented by William Jessup, 
of Cleves, Hamilton Co., Ohio, and others, who reside in the 
States of New York, Indiana, Minnesota, etc.'* 

William Jessup the ancestor, bom in 1754, was an only son, and 
came from Glasgow or Inverness in Scotland to America, landing at 
Boston about the year 1 768. He came with an uncle who had a large 
family of sons, — nine, some say. His two sisters remained at home. He 
served in the Continental Army as an engineer, employed in the construc- 
tion of forts, etc. He married Maria Keifer, belonging to an old Dutch 
family of Dutchess Co., N. Y., and was hving in that county in 1797. 
That year he moved to Cayuga Co., and in 1807 to Tompkins Co., where 
he died in 1818 near Newfield, leaving a family of eight children : William, 
David, Daniel, James, Jo_hn, Chloe, Mary, and Sarah. David and Daniel 
died in Ohio, old men, and without heurs. The last five Hved in Tompkins 
Co., N. Y., and left families. 

WiLLLUi Jessup, the eldest son, bom in Dutchess Co. in 1797, went to 
Ohio in 18 19, and thence to Indiana, where he married. Losing his wife 
and three children in 1832, he returned to Ohio and permanently located 

« Record furnished by Mr. William Sophronia Jessup, of Dundee, New York ; 
Jessup, of Cleves, Ohio; Mrs. Chloe [Jes- and Geti. Sanmel F. Gary, of Cincinnati, 
sup) Smiih, of Watkins, New York; Miss Ohio. 

374 yessup Genealogy. 

in Hamilton County. By a second marriage he had eight children, five 
of whom (two sons) are still living (1881). He was an active politician, 
and died quite aged, seven or eight years ago. His children were five : 
William, of Cleves, Eliza, Daniel, Isadore, and Kate. Mr. William 
jfessup of Cleves was born 22 April, 1 841, is a farmer, was educated in 
the common schools and at Miami University. He served in the Fifth 
Ohio Volunteer Cavahy through the Civil War, from the battle of Shiloh 
to the termination of "Sherman's march to the Sea," and subsequent 
movements in South Carolina. He rose to the rank of captain, was aid- 
de-camp to General Logan, and for a time to Generals Osterhaus and 
Morgan L. Smith. In 1875 he was elected Justice of the Peace, and in 
1877 was a member of the Legislature. 

James Jessup, the fourth son mentioned above, died at Newfield in 1881, 
leaving two sons, one Uving at Dunkirk, N, Y. 

Chloe Jessup (Mrs. Smith) lives in Watkins, N. Y., with her son-in-law, 
D. H. Smith, of the firm of Durland & Smith, and is the only surviving 
member of her father's family. 

Mary Jessup (Mrs. Willson) had two daughters and three sons, all living 
(1881) : Chloe (Mrs. Mitchell) lives in Lake Ridge, Tompkins Co. ; Mary 
y. (Mrs. Branch), in East Genoa, Cayuga Co. ; while the sons, William, 
David, and jfolm Willson are in Kansas, all farmers. 

John Jessup, the fifth son, born in Cayuga Co., N. Y., in 1794, mar- 
ried, ist (1818), Laura Hotchkiss, who died leaving two sons, William 
and David, both now dead. He married, 2d (1827), Jane Bell, who had 
four sons and four daughters. Both parents died in 1870. In 1886 two 
^ons and three daughters still survive. Oliver Jessup, a son, is dead; 
Robert yessup is a physician in Vincennes, Ind. ; yohn yessup, a farmer 
in Minnesota ; Sarah (Mrs. J. H. Hall), hves in Catharine, Schuyler Co., 
N. Y. ; Mary (Mrs. Luther Bower), lives in Dundee, Yates Co., as does 
also Miss Sophronia yessup. 

Other representatives of this family may be found in various parts of the 
country. And if the uncle who with his " nine sons " is said to have come 
over with Wm. Jessup, also bore the family name, some of his sons in all 
probability left descendants whose names belong here. 

Appendix. 375 


In Gloucester, Burlington, and Camden Counties, New Jersey, 
is another family of Jessups. The records of the Friends Society 
at Haddonfield in Camden County contain the following item: 
"James Jessup consented to said proposal, in Dubhn, recom- 
mending him and his wife Jane, to Friends in America, to 
Friends' satisfaction. Dated, January, 1730." These persons 
have not been identified further. 

The descendants of John Jessup, of Burlington County, have, 
however, a full record, a copy of which, furnished by Benjamin 
H. Jessup in 1882, is here given. Very many of this family be- 
long to the Society of Friends, and James Jessup mentioned above 
was doubtless of their kindred. 

I. John Jessup, one of three brothers, emigrated to West New 
Jersey, and married Margaret Wittircer in 1737, and settled between 
Woodbury Creek and Mantua Creek. Two children : — 

2. Mary, m. Samuel Mifflin, of Virginia, July, 1760. 
+3. John, b. 16 Nov., 1743. 

3. John Jessup (son of John i), married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Amariah and Elizabeth Ballinger, Nov., 1 766. Three children : — 

+4. James, b. 16 Nov., 1769. 
5. Sarah, b. 29 Sept., 1771. 
4-6. John, b. 16 Nov., 1773. 

4. James Jessup (son of yohn''^), married Sarah West. Five 
children : — 

+7. John. 
-f-8. James. 
+9. Joseph. 
10. Mary. 
+11. West. 

5. Sarah Jessup (daughter of yo/m 3), married Joshua Lord. Six 
children : — 

37^ yessup Genealogy. 

1 2. Mary Lord, now living in Woodbury. 

13. James Lord, of the same place. 

14. John Lord. 

15. Elizabeth Lord. 

16. Esther Lord. 

1 7. Benjamin Lord, of Woodbury. 

6. John Jessup (son of John^), married, ist, Deborah, daughter of 
William and Sarah Wilkins, 15 Nov., 1798. His second wife was Sarah 
Wood. He had four children by the first marriage, two by the 
second : — 

+18. Isaac Wilkins. 
+19. Sarah. 
+20. William. 

21. John. 

22. Elizabeth. 
+23. Charles. 

7. John Jessup (son of y antes ^), married twice and had three 
children, two by the first marriage and one by the second : — 

24. Sarah, who married Isaac Kay, of Haddonfield, N. J. 

25. Hannah Ann, married Joseph Kay, of the same place. 

26. Mary, married Samuel Hopkins, and resides in Woodbury. 

8. James Jessup (son of J^ames'^), married and had six children, two 
of whom were drowned. 

g. Joseph Jessup (son of ya7nes *), married, and has a family. He 
lives at MuUica Hill, Gloucester Co. 

II. West Jessup (son of Jaines^, married Martha Cooper, has sev- 
eral children ; present address, Woodbury. 

18. Isaac Wilkins Jessup (son of yohn^), married Eliza, daugh- 
ter of Josiah and Elizabeth Albertson, Aug., 1822. Their five children 
were : — 

27. Ann Wilkins, b. 14 May, 1823; m. John Stranger. 

28. Ezra, b. 17 March, 1825. 

29. John, b. 2 Jan., 1827. 

30. Josiah, b. 27 Jan., 183T, married, and has had two children. 

31. Isaac Wilkins, b. Feb., 1S36; married; had three children. 

Appendix, yjl 

19. Sarah Jessup (daughter oiyohn^), man-ied Joseph Borton, son 
of Uriah and Mary Borton, 19 Dec, 1822. Six children : — 

32. Deborah Borton, b. 2 Oct., 1823 ; married Richard Buzby. 

33. Elizabeth Borton, b. 4 April, 1826. 

34. Mary J. Borton, b. 8 July, 1828; married Chalkley Stokes. 

35. Rachel Borton, b. 20 March, 1831. 

36. Uriah Borton, b. 5 Feb., 1836; m. Rachel Wiggins. Two chil- 

dren ; Mary, and Williajn. 

37. Sarah Borton, b. 13 Aug., 1842. 

20. William Jessup (son oijolvi^) married, ist, Rachel, daughter 
of Uriah and Mary Borton, 11 Jan., 1827, and had one son who died in 
infancy. He married, 2d, Mary, daughter of John and Esther Roberts, 
and by this marriage there was one child : — 

38. Esther, m. Edmund Darnell, of Mount Laurel, Burlington County. 

23. Charles Jessup (son of John 6), married Mary, daughter of Ben- 
jamin H. and Elizabeth Lippincott, 19 Nov., 1835. Their children are 
five : — 

39. Elizabeth Lippincott, b. 20 Oct., 1836. 

40. Benjamin H., b. 23 Nov., 1839. 

-i-4i. George W., b. 28 Aug., 1842. He is in business in New York city. 

42. Charles, b. 2 July, 1849. 

43. Sarah, b. 9 March, 1851. 

41. George W. Jessup (son of Charles 23)^ married Esther A., daugh- 
ter of Biddle and Esther Hancock, 6 Dec, 1866. He does business in 
Philadelphia, and resides in Camden. Three children : — 

44. Charles Biddle, b. 5 May, 1868. 

45. Elizabeth C, b. 7 Aug., 1871. 

46. George W., b. 3 Nov., 1878. 

In addition, moreover, to the above-mentioned comparatively- 
old and well-established families, individuals of the name are found 
here and there throughout the entire country, all either recent 
emigrants from the British Isles, or belonging to families which 
have been in the country for only one or two generations; so 
that our patronymic, though much less common than many, 
seems never likely to fail in the centuries to come of having its 

378 Jessup Genealogy. 



A very considerable pedigree of this branch of the Hunt family- 
may be found in Bolton's " History of Westchester County," 
ii. 738-739, as also in the " Genealogy of the Hunt Family," 
pp. 153-169; but the general absence of dates detracts much 
from its usefulness. For the purpose of reconciling the conflict- 
ing statements in the above, and more clearly determining the 
position held by some families whose place in the pedigree is not 
determined, an attempt was made to have the original records of 
the counties of New York and Westchester re-examined. It was 
hoped that the history of the early generations at least, thus 
verified, might have been given in Chapter First, where the rec- 
ord properly belongs. The work was early begun, and carried 
on to a partial completion, but unfortunately never finished. 
Aside from other causes of failure, one of the most insurmount- 
able was the frequent recurrence of favorite family names like 
" Thomas," " Josiah," and " Elizabeth," without sufficient data in 
the records for distinguishing those of the same name from one 
another. The incomplete notes and memoranda here given claim 
to be little more than materials for the use of some one who, 
it is hoped, in the near future shall correct the errors of existing 
records, and trace out more fully and satisfactorily the history of 
the Hunts of Hunt's Point. 

Thomas Hunt, the father of Thomas Hunt, Jr., was the origi- 
nal proprietor and patentee of the Grove Farm, in the town of 
Westchester, the location and history of which has already been 
given at page 73 of the first chapter. The name of his wife was 
" Sisely" (Cicily), as shown by her signature to a deed now on 
record, dated April 9, 1691. The probate records of the county 
of New York show he died Feb. 8, 1694-5 5 and the will of 
"Thomas Hunt," dated Oct. 6, 1694, is, in the opinion of the 

Appendix. 379 

writer, the will of the father, and not of the son, as commonly 
supposed. In this will are mentioned four sons, — Thomas (the 
eldest), Joseph, John, and Josiah; a daughter, Abigail Pinckney ; 
and three granddaughters, — Abigail, the daughter of Thomas, 
Abigail, the daughter of Josiah, and Martha, the daughter of the 
son Joseph." Thomas does not inherit the homestead, which is 
entailed to the descendants of his brother Josiah; and for the 
evident reason that he was already settled at West Farms on his 
wife's ample estate. His family record must then begin here; 
and the present work can lay claim to no more of the Hunt his- 
tory than what is connected with that of the eldest of the sons of 
Thomas of Westchester. 

I. Thomas Hunt, of West Farms and Hunt's Point, was bom about 
1640, as in June, 1704, he makes affidavit that he was then " aged sixty- 
four or thereabouts." Aug. 6, 1665, he signs, in connection with his 
father and his father-in-law, Edward Jessup, the credentials of a deputation 
sent to Governor Nicolls on behalf of the town of Westchester.'' He was 
at that time, therefore, of full age. In 1683 both father and son give testi- 
mony at a trial presided over by Governor Thomas Dongan.*" On the 
1 2th of February, 1697-8, he deeds to his son Thomas and his male heirs 
forever, and in default thereof to the grantor's son Joseph Hunt and his 
male heirs forever, one half of certain lands, reserving to himself and his 
wife Ehzabeth the use thereof during their lives ; Thomas Jr. to pay to 
Thomas Sr.'s daughter, " Scisly " Hunt,** within four years after the death 
of Thomas Sr., and his wife Elizabeth, ^60 in four payments of £\^ 
each year. In this way he arranges for the entail of a portion of his •estate, 
much as his father settled the Grove Farm upon the family of his brother 
Josiah Hunt. Thomas Hunt, of West Farms, was living as late as 1718, 
when he transfers by deed certain property to his grandson James Pugsley, 
the son of his daughter Mary. 

The names of the following eight children have been found, but these 
may or may not constitute the entire number : — 

<» See copy of this will in Prime's " De- '^ Riker's Harlem, p. 432. 
scent of Comfort Sands," 1S86, pp. 84-85. <^ Compare the reference on p. 70 to 
* Bolton's Westchester County, ii. 296. this daughter, then called " Silly." 

380 yessMp Genealogy. 

+2. Thomas, named by his father in a deed of Feb. 12, 1697-8. 

3. Joseph, named also in the above deed. 

4. CiciLY, named in deed of April i, 171 7. 

5. Abigail, named in deed of Feb. 8, 1700, and in the will of her grand- 

father, Thomas Hunt. 

6. Mary, named in deed of Nov. 24, 1701, as also in the will of her 

grandfather, Edward Jessup. 

7. JosiAH, named in deed of March 9, 1704. 

8. Robert, named in deed of Feb. 17, 1695. 

9. John, named in deed of Feb. 7, 1695. 

John Leggett, the son of Gabriel Leggett, was a son-in-law of Thomas 
Hunt, and had in 1 700 a daughter, Martha, but which of the daughters he 
married has not been determined. The Leggetts, from whom Leggett's 
Point, now a pleasure resort, received its name, were a respectable Quaker 
family, who for more than a century were identified with the history of 
West Farms, and are still represented in New York city and vicinity. 

An interesting letter may be seen in the Westchester County records, 
dated Aug. 23, 1699, and signed " Robert Hunt." It is addressed to his 
•' honored father and mother," from the island of "MaUigaseo" (Mada- 
gascar), where he then lived, and announces the death of his brother 
John, Oct. 25, 1698, a cousin John Hunt having died Oct. 25th of the 
preceding year. He desires his brother Thomas to prove the will of his 
brother John, and take charge of any share he may have in John's estate 
until his return. As Thomas Hunt of the Grove Farm does not mention 
a son Robert, the above " Robert " and " John " may be the two of the 
same names akeady included among the children of Thomas Hunt of 
West Farms. 

As to the families of the sons of Thomas Hunt of West Farms, the ab- 
sence of dates in the published pedigrees prevents at present the tracing 
of any except that of Thomas the eldest. 

2. Thomas Hunt {son of Thomas'^ of West Farms) died Oct. 25, 
1739, aged seventy-three. His will is dated Jan. 7, 17 11. He married 
Elizabeth Gardner, who died April 4, 1724, aged fifty-seven." She 

« Miss Mary A. Hunt, of Detroit, Mich,, Oct. 29, 1770;" and "Elizabeth Hunt, 

now in her eightieth year, and the last sur- wife of Capt. Thomas Hunt, died April 27, 

vivor of the family who lived at the Point, 1729." These appear to refer to the same 

sends the above dates. Two of the oldest persons mentioned above, but no means 

inscriptions in the Hunt's Point Cemetery are at hand for indicating the error. 
read : — " Thomas Hunt, aged 73, died 

Appendix. 38 1 

appears to have been the daughter of Henry Gardner, of West Farms ; 
for in 1 71 1 Benjamin, the son of Henry Gardner, dies, and appoints by 
will his " sister Elizabeth, the wife of Thomas Hunt," an executrix. 
Their children, according to the Hunt Genealogy, were : — 

+ 10. Thomas, died in 1749. 

11. Lewis. 

12. Robert, whose wife, Christian Hunt, died Dec. 12, 1749, and lies 

buried at Hunt's Point. 

13. Abigail. 

+14. Augustine, b. Sept. 15, 1716. His descent is given quite fully in 
the " Hunt Genealogy," and a summary has been transferred to 
the present record. 

10. Thomas Hunt {Thomas^ Thomas}- of West Farms) died in 
1749, according to the Hunt Genealogy. Mr. Temple Prime, in his 
"Descent of Comfort Sands," affirms that he was born about 1700, and 
that his wife died about 1 765. He was a trustee of St. Peter's Church, 
Westchester, in 1729, alderman of the town 1729 and 1730, etc. He 
died intestate, as his estate was entailed to his eldest son. The same 
authority furnishes the following list of his children : — 

-hi 5. Thomas, eldest son and heir, b. 1723" at Hunt's Point. 
16. Mary, b. 1725, d. July 22, 1796; m. Wilkie Dodge, of Cowneck, 
Long Island. Their daughter, Sarah Dodge, was the wife of 
Comfort Sands, of New York city ; and Cornelia Sands, one of 
the eighteen children of Comfort Sands, married in 1797 Nathaniel 
Prime, of New York City, a native of Rowley, Mass. (b. Jan. 30, 
1768, d. Nov. 26, 1840). Their children were nine, two dying 
young: (i) Cornelia Prime, b. 1800 (Mrs. Robert Ray), one of 
whose daughters was the wife of Schuyler Hamilton, U. S. A. 
(2) Edward Prime, d. 1863, leaving sons. (3) Emily Prime (Mrs. 
William Seton), of New York city; d. in Paris in 1854. (4) Rufus 
Prime, now (1885) in his eightieth year; m. Augusta Temple, 
daughter of William L. Palmer, of the British Army, and grand- 
daughter of Sir John Temple, Bart. Temple Prime, of New 
York city, is their son. (5) Frederick Prime, now (1885) in his 
seventy-ninth year; m., ist, Mary Rutherford, daughter of Peter 
A. Jay ; and 2d, Lydia, daughter of Prof. Robert Hare, of Phila- 

"■ The inscription from the family cemetery cited below suggests that he was born 
in 1729. 

382 yessup Genealogy. 

delphia. He had children by both marriages. (6) Matilda Prime ; 
m. Gerard H. Coster, of New York city; d. in Paris in 1849, leav- 
ing children. (7) Laura Prime, now (1885) in her seventy-fourth 
year ; m. John C. Jay, M.D., a brother of the first Mrs. Frederick 
Prime. They have great-grandchildren." 
+17. Jesse, b. 1727; m. Sarah Staples, of Fairfield, Conn. 

18. Miriam, b. 1730 ; m. John Field, of Dutchess Co., N. Y. 

19. Phebe, b. 1733 ; m. Col. Joseph Drake, of New Rochelle. He died 

in 1836, aged ninety-nine, leaving a son Joseph, b. 1766, d. 1794. 

20. Sarah, b. 1736; m. Solomon Fowler, of Eastchester. 
-f.21. Ward, b. 1739; "^- Bathsheba Briggs, of Eastchester. 

14. Augustine Hunt {Thomas^ Thomas^ of West Farms), was the 
ancestor of a large and reputable family living in New Jersey. He was 
a resident of Orange County in that State, and married Lydia HoUoway, 
Nov. II, 1 741. She was born in Massachusetts, Jan. 4, 1725. Mr. Hunt 
had a very numerous family, but the names of three children only are 
given in the Hunt Genealogy, as follows : — 

22. Austin, b. April 29, 1762, who hved in Virginia. He had six chil- 

dren : I. Sally, b. 1794; 2. Mary, b. 1797; 3. Gardiner, b. Sept. 

30, 1800; 4. HoUoway, b. March 20, 1805; 5. Charity, b. 1810; 
6. Rosanna, b. 181 2. 

23. Gardiner A., b. June 16, 1764; d. Feb. 11, 1849. ^^ ^"^^ pastor 

many years in Kingwood and Harmony, N. J. ; married Ruth Page 
in 1795, and had four children: i. David Page, b. April 23, 1798; 
d. 1830. He was a graduate of Princeton College in 181 8, and a 
physician. 2. HoUoway Whitefield, b. March 31, 1800; a graduate 
also of Princeton, and a clergyman. He married Henrietta Munday 
in 1828 and had six children. 3. and 4. Daughters, both of whom 

24. Hollow AY, W., b. April 9, 1769; d. Jan. 11, 1848. He was a 

clergyman, graduating at Princeton College in 1794. He married 
Susan Willis in 1795, who died in 1817. Four children: i. Win. 
Alexander Aiiderson, b. June, 1796; m., 1818, Eliza A. S. Anten, 
and lived in Clarkesville, N. J. He was a physician and left two 
children, — Dr. Thomas Edgar Hunt, of the same place, and a 
daughter, Susan Adeline, the wife of the Rev. John McNair, D.D. of 
the Presbyterian Church. 2. HoUoway W., Jr., b. Jan. 8, 1799 ; m. 

" The record of the descendants of Mary Hunt is furnished by Temple Prime, Esq., 
of New York city. 

Appendix. 383 

Amanda Hann and had six children. He also was a clergyman, a 
graduate of Princeton College in 1820, and left descendants. 3. 
Martha W., b. April 29, 1802; d. March 20, 1811. 4. Gardiner A., 
b. July 12, 1804; d. Oct. 6, 1851. 

15. Thomas Hunt {Thomas,^ Thomas^ Thomas,^ of West Farms) 
was bom at Hunt's Point in 1729, and lived there, having inherited the 
homestead. He was a highly esteemed citizen of the county. The 
inscription on his tombstone reads as follows : — 

In memory of 

Thomas Hunt, 

who departed this life, 

July 4th, 1808, 

in the 80th year of his age. 

He possessed the cardinal virtues in an eminent degree ; 

He was temperate, brave and just. 

The solid rock shall sink beneath 

The iron hand of time, 

But virtue dwells with 


Mr. Hunt married, ist, Millicent, daughter of Joseph Wright, of Flush- 
ing, and 2d, Hannah Wright, the sister of his first wife, and at that time 
the widow of Moses Drake, of Dutchess County. Jonathan Drake, the 
eldest of her three sons, was the father of the poet, Joseph Rodman 
Drake." Mr. Hunt is said to have been " attached to the army of the 
Revolution, and a personal friend of General Washington." He had 
twelve children, all by the first marriage : — 

25. Thomas of Hunt's Point ; m. Frances Amboise de Poline. He had 
two daughters : Eliza (Mrs. Richards), and Frances (Mrs. Peark). 
-4-26. Joseph of West Farms, a physician. 

27. Jonathan. 

28. James, m. the daughter of Hon. Stephen Ward. 

29. Alsop, m. Elizabeth, daughter of Major Eben. Lockwood. 

30. Henry, m. a Miss Rogers of Demerara, South America, and had 

two daughters. 

31. Joshua. 

32. Richard, m., ist, Eliza Tice ; 2d, Eliza Hardy. 

33. Sarah, m. Isaac Talman, of Dutchess County. She died* in 1819, 

aged fifty-six, and was buried at the Point. 

« Bolton's Westchester, ii. 727. 

384 yessup Genealogy. 

34. Mary, m. Andrew A. Bartow, of Herkimer County, and had six chil- 

dren : John Bartow^ who married Katharine Bemis and lived in 
Buffalo ; Elizabeth A. Bartow^ now (1886) 80 years of age residing 
in Herkimer ; and four who died unmarried." 

35. Margaret, b. 1770; d. 1851, "of very devout and benevolent life," 

who did much toward the establishment of an Episcopal Church in 
1847 in West Farms. 

36. A daughter, who was Hving in 1862. 

17. Jesse Hunt {Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,'^ of West Farms), 
born in 1727, married, ist, Sarah Staples, of Fairfield, Conn., and, 2d, 
Esther Brown. He was high-sheriff of Westchester County, and propye- 
tor of Hunter's Island. Mrs. Hunt, 2d, was the widow of David Brown, 
and daughter of the Rev. James Wetmore, of Rye. 

Four children : — 

37. Thomas. 

38. Jesse. 

39. Samuel. 

40. A daughter {Mrs. Grade). 

21. Ward Hunt {Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,'^ of West Farms), 
born in 1739, was of Westchester, and Dec. 25, 1767, married Bathsheba, 
the daughter of Walter and Lydia Briggs, born Nov. 6, 1 746 ; died Dec. 
16, 1786. 

Four children : — 

41. Lvdia, b. March 27, 1773 ; m. Judge Melancthon Wheeler, of White- 

hall, N. Y. ; no issue. 

42. Walter Briggs, b. June 21, 1774, lived in Westchester, and had a 

son Melancthon Wheeler, of Mt. Pleasant, N. Y. 
4-43. Montgomery, b. Feb. 18, 1777. 
44. Fanny, b. April 28, 1783; m. Col. John Williams, of Salem, N. J.; 
no issue. 

26. Joseph Hunt {Thomas}-^ Thomas^ Thomas,^ Thomas'^ of West 
Farms), a physician ; died in Seneca County, N. Y., Sept. 3, 1827, aged 
sixty-three. He married, April 4, 1794, in Demerara, South America, 
Frances H., daughter of James Bennett an English planter, whose father 
was governor of St. Martin and two adjoining islands. Her brother 

« Letter of Rev. E. P. Bartow, of Rahway, N. J. 

Appendix. 385 

William Bennett was, about the same date, a resident of Boston. Dr. 
Hunt resided a number of years in South America. 
There were seven children : — 

+45. Thomas Joshua, b. Dec. 30, 1795, in Demerara. 
+46. James Bennett, b. March 11, 1798. 

47. Joseph Pierre, b. Sept. 4, 1801 ; m. Anna Merton, of New York, 

and left one daughter {Mrs. F. D. Billmgs of Mass.), who has 
four daughters. 

48. Mary C, b. Oct. 19, 1803, at Hunt's Point. 

49. Margaretta, b. in New Rochelle, Feb. 17, 1805. 

50. Mary Ann Bartram, b. June 24, 1807, now (1886) hving in Detroit, 

Mich., who has furnished the history of those of her kindred who 
reside in Michigan. 

51. Henry, b. April 17, 1809 ; d. in California ; no children. 

43. Montgomery Hunt ( Ward^- Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Thomas, 1 of 
West Farms), was born, Feb. 18, 1777, in Mt. Pleasant, Westchester 
County, N. Y. ; graduated at Columbia College in 1 794, and that year 
became a clerk in the Bank of North America in New York City. In 
1808 he was sent to Utica to establish a branch of the Manhattan Bank, 
becoming afterwards cashier of the Utica Bank, and holding this position 
until Dec. 30, 1834. He died in St, Croix, West Indies, Jan. 5, 1837. 
In 18 1 6 he was a Presidential elector and voted for James Monroe. He 
was also Grand Master of the Masonic Lodge of Utica, etc." He married 
April 12, 1805, Eliza Stringham, and had eight children : — 

52. Frances, b. Feb. ii, 1806 ; m. George B. Throop, of Auburn, N. Y., 

afterwards of Detroit, and had five children. 

53. James Stringham, b. Jan. 25, 1808; d. April 27, 1862. 
+54. Ward, b. June 14, 1810. 

II. Lydia, b. April 8, 1813 ; m. Stephen Sicard, of Philadelphia, and had 
three children, one of whom is Commodore Montgomery Sicard., of 
the United States Navy, commissioned in 1885 chief of the Bureau 
of Ordnance, Navy Department. 

56. Montgomery, b. Dec. 5, 1816; d. Oct., 1854, lost from the United 

States sloop of war " Albany." 

57. John Stringham, b. July 5, 1818 living in New York city, 1863. 

58. Cornelia, b. Nov. 13, 1820; m. Egbert Bagg, of Utica, and had three 


59. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 8, 1823 ; d. Oct. 9, 1828. 

« From " Biographical Notes " by Franklin B. Hough. 


386 . yessup Genealogy. 

45. Thomas Joshua Hunt {yoseph,^^ Thomas}-^ Thomas,^ 
Thomas P' Thojjias^ of West Farms), was born Dec. 30, 1795, i^i Dem- 
erara, S. A., and married Mary McFadden, of Sterling, N. Y. 

Their eight children were : — 

60. Mary Ann, m. George Lester of Alpena, Mich., and had three sons 

and one daughter. 

61. Frances Jane, m., ist, B. R. Young of Saratoga, N. Y. One son : 

B. R. Young, Jr., of Alpena. She m., 2d, Wm. McCartney of 

62. Thomas, a captain in the Seventh Michigan Volunteers in the Civil 

"War, and was in the battle of Fredericksburg, etc. He has three 
daughters and one son. 

63. Margaret Millicent, m. J. E. Hyde. One child: Mary Hyde, 

m. H. G. Barnum, of Port Huron. 

64. Joseph, died in California. 

65. James, died in California. 

66. Hugh, resides in Alpena, Michigan. 

67. Eliza (Mrs. J. Greeley), of Chicago, 111. 

46, James Bennett Hunt ( y(7J<?//^,26 Thomas,^^ Thomas,^ Thomas'^ 
Thomas, i of West Farms), was born March 11, 1798 in Demerara, S. A. ; 
died Aug. 15, 1857, in Washington, D. C, while a member of Congress. 
He married Maria Smith, of Fairfield, N. Y. He was educated in Fairfield. 
For many years he was a law partner of Michael Hoffman. About the time 
when Michigan was admitted as a State into the Union, he removed there 
and was soon called to responsible trusts. He was a member of Congress 
from that State from 1853 to 1857, during the administration of President 

His four children were : — 

68. Charles James, a captain in the Seventh Michigan Regiment during 

the Civil War ; was wounded at the battle of Antietam ; now (1886) 
in the practice of law in Detroit. 

69. Joseph Nathan, in business in Lansing. 

70. Frances Anne, m. H. C. Parke of Detroit. She died leaving three 


71. Maria Talman, unmarried. 

54. Ward Hunt {Montgomery, "^"^ Ward^"^ Thomas,^ Thomas,^ 
Thomas,'^- of West Farms), born in Utica, N. Y., June 14, 1810; died in 

Appendix. 387 

Washington, D. C., March 25, 1886. He graduated at Union College in 
1828. From both his own college and from Rutgers College, N. J., he 
received the degree of LL D. He had been mayor of Utica and a member 
of the New York Legislature. In 1865 he was elected a judge of the 
Court of Appeals of the State, which position he held until 1872 when he 
was appointed a justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. This 
latter position he resigned a few years before his death on account of his 
failing health. He married, ist, Nov. 8, 1837, Mary Ann, daughter of 
John Savage, of Salem, N. Y., born April i, 1819, and died May 18, 1846. 
The second Mrs. Hunt was Maria, the daughter of James Taylor, of Albany, 
married June 18, 1853. JpdieattMBfcgarned ^ll, FJJMlii \ \\ , ll i i ilfiii^l iteT 

Three children, all by the first marriage : — 

72. Eliza, b. Oct., 5, 1838; m. Arthur B. Johnson of Utica, N. Y. 

73. John Savage, b. Dec. 9, 1839, holds a commission in the Fourth 

Regiment of United States Artillery. 

74. Ward, Jr., b. Sept. 5, 1843, of Utica, N. Y. 



Abbot, Abijah, St., 1787, 120, 121. 

Abijah, Jr., 1788, 120. 

Ann Eliza, 120. 

Catharine Warner, 120. 

Clara Fuller, 120. 

Clarissa (Harley), 120. 

Frank Asbur}', 120. 

Hester Ann, 120. 

John Wesley, 120. 

Joseph Benson, 120. 

Mary (Carigan), 120. 

Mary (Jesup), 1769, 120. 

Mary Amelia, 120. 

Mary Fletcher, 120. 

Mary Jesup, 120. 

Susan R (Low), 120. 

Susan Post, 120. 
Adams, Edwin, 120. 

G. P., 120. 

Moses S., 120. 

Nathan, 128, note. 
Agra, India, 261. 
Aiken, S. C, 144. 
Albany Co., N. Y., 207, 254. 
Albany, N. Y., 147, 176, 184, 185, 197, 198, 

204, 216, 249, 253, 260, 261. 
Albertson, Mary, 354. 
Aldborough, Eng., 11, 15. 
Alldis, Henry James, 317. 

James, 317. 
Allen, Abigail, 1753, 106. 

Abigail (Dimon), 107. 

Elizabeth (Maltby), 107. 

Allen, Ethan, Col., 227, 236, note. 

Fannie, 265. 

Fannie, 1S61, 266. 

Gideon, 1751, 106, 108. 

Hezekiab, Capt., 132. 

Ira, 236, note. 

James, 1762, 107. 

Jessup, 266. 

John, 265. 

John, 1759, 107. 

John, Dr., 1710, 106. 

Joseph, 236, note. 

Martha, 1755, ^°7- 

Mary, 266. 

Mar}- (Anderson), 265. 

Levi, 236 and note. 

Samuel, 1765, 108. 

Sarah, 1758, 108. 

William, Col., 265. 

William, Jr., 265. 
Alma, Mich., 126. 
Alpena, Mich., 386. 
Amawalk, N. Y., 337. 
Ambler, Abigail, 301. 

Alexander, 301. 

Alice M., 335. 

Benjamin, 301. 

Edward F., 335. 

Helen L., 335. 

James, 301. 

Laura L., 335. 

Mar)- G., 335. 

Rufus, -?oi. 


Index of Names and Places. 

Ambler, Stephen, 301, 334 and note. 

Thomas, 303. 

William, 301, 334. 
Amherst, Mass., 175. 
Amsterdam, Holland, 20. 
Andover, Mass., 134. 
Andress, E. M., 337. 
Andrews, Abraham, 113, note. 

Benjamin, 135. 

Ebenezer, 134 and note- 

Ebenezer, 135. 

Ebenezer Jesup, 135. 

Eleanor, 115. 

Eleanor Hyde, 135. 

Ella (Blanchard), 135- 

Francis, 67. 

Helen, 135. 

Helen E. (Robinson), 135. 

John, 90, 94. 

Joseph Hyde, 135. 

Rachel Augusta, 135. 

William Arthur, 135. 
Anson, William, 159. 

Willie, 1854, 159. 
Ansonia, Conn., 340. 
Anthony, Allard, 46. 
Applebee, Eliza, loi. 

Nathan, loi. 
Armitage, Benjamin, 253. 
Arms, Alice (Avery), 139. 

Audubon, 139. 

Charles Jesup, 139. 

Elsie Nevin, 139. 

Helen Baker, 139. 

Hiram P., Rev., 139, 145. 

Lily Avery, 139. 

Lucy, 139. 

Natalie, 139. 

Rosa Marselis, 139. 

Sarah Jane, 139. 

Theodore Jesup, 139. 

Theodore Winthrop, 139. 
Armstrong, Rebecca, 353. 
Arnold, Benedict, Gen., 129. 
Arnot, Penn., 343. 
Ashtabula, Ohio, 193. 
Atherton, Sir John, 1582, 9. 

Margaret, dau. of Sir John, 9. 
Atlanta, Ga., 288. 

Attica, Ohio, 299. 
Augusta, Ga., 288. 
Augusta, Ind., 320. 
Augustine, William, 320. 
Austen, West Va., 368. 
Axtell, William, 230. 

Babb, S. a., 338. 

Babylon, N. Y., 88, note, 282, 283, note. 

Bagg, Egbert, 385. 

Baily, Nathan, 53, 54. 

Nicholas, 54, note, 55. 
Baker, Abby Jane, 139. 

Annie, 121. 

Christa (Carpenter), 121. 

George, 1800, 138. 

Hebron, 121. 

Horace, 121. 

Joseph, 138. 

Leverette, 121. 

Lottie, 121. 

Sarah (Jesup), 1776, 138. 

William, 1798, 138. 

William, Capt., 179, note. 
Bales, Mary, 363. 
Ballinger, Elizabeth, 375. 
Ballston, N. Y., 96, 159. 
Baltimore Co., Md., 372. 
Baltimore, Md., 176, 265, 370. 
Banks, Arete, 1788, 98. 

Charles, 99. 

David, Capt., 96. 

Edwin, 99. 

George W., Rev., 98. 

Hannah (Betts), 99. 

Hezekiah, 98. 

Hezekiah, Jr., 1777, 98. 

Jesup, 1 791, 98. 

Jonathan, 96. 

Laura (Sherwood), 99. 

Mary, 1783, 98. 

Miranda (Adams), 99. 

Nehemiah, 96. 

Patty, 1780, 98. 

Sarah, 1775, 98. 

Sarah (Couch), 98. 

Sarah (Jesup), 96. 

Sturges, 1773, 98. 

Walter, 99, 100, note. 

Index of Names and Places. 


Bankside, Conn., 65, 66, 67. 
Bannercross, Eng., 11. 
Barclay, Thomas H., 230. 
Barker, Harriet Jesup, 1 16. 

Jacob, 116. 

Nannie M., 191. 

William C, 116. 
Barlow, Joel, 72, note. 

John, 72, and note. 

Thomas, 41. 
Barnett, Dr. James R., 195. 
Barnum, Ann C, 342. 

H. G., 386. 

Lafayette, 318. 
Barton, Roger, 71. 
Bartow, Andrew A., 384. 

Elizabeth A., 384. 

E. P., Rev., 3S4, note. 

John, 3S4. 

Katharine (Bemis), 384. 
Bates Co., Mo , 190. 
Bath, N. H., 100, note, 102. 
Bayard, Robert, 230. 

William, 230. 
Bayles, N. Harvey, 324. 
Bayly, James P., 372. 

Nannie, 372. 

Samuel, 372. 
Beach, Aaron, 199. 

Abigail (Jessup), d. 1827, 320. 

America A. (Wood), 320. 

Anna Smith, 199. 

Anna S. R., i99- 

Benjamin, 285. 

Burroughs B., 320. 

Charles B., 320. 

Charles G., 320. 

Clara, 321. 

Elizabeth W., 329. 

Emily S. (Woolsey), 320. 

Eugene, 329. 

Eva, 321. 

Gertrude, 329. 

Hannah A., 320. 

Helen M. E., 320. 

Jessie May, 320. 

John Dwight, 320. 

John P., 329. 

Joseph W., 329. 

Beach, Laura Amelia, 286. 

Levi, 320. 

Levi Edward, 320. 

Linnie Alice, 320. 

Mary (Sturdevant), 320. 

Mary J., 329. 

Merritt S., 320. 

Orosana, 321. 

Sally Jeannette, 285. 

Stella, 321. 

Sylvester, 321. 
Beacham, Elizabeth (Jessup), 59, 69-72. 

Isabel, 68. 

Robert, 59, 65, 66, 68, 71, 72. 
Beals, Bartlett, 123. 
Beard, A. L., 309. 
Beardsley, Chauncey Lemont, 169. 

Esther Irene, 169. 

John James, 169. 

Lyman Berr}*, 169. 

Margaret Jessup, 169. 

Maria (Jessup), 1827, 169. 

Mark Jessup, 169. 
Beccles, Eng., 23. 
Beck, John, 338. 

Katie, 338. 
Bedford, N. Y., 85, 86, 279, 280. 
Beekman, Johannes, 207. 
Beers, David, 340. 

Edwin, 128, note. 
Belleview, New Brunswick, 279. 
Belleville, Canada, 266. 
Bellop, Christopher, 230. 
Benedict, Anna Maria, 169. 

Annie Seymour, 162. 

Aurilla Jessup, 162. 

Henry A. M., 168. 

Henry, Rev., 192. 

Lewis, Brig.-Gen., 168. 

Marcia Elizabeth, 162. 

Margaret A. (Jessup), 1822, 168. 

Mary Albertine, 169. 

Samuel E., 162. 

S. W., 192. 

Uriah, 168. 

William Homer, 162. 
Bennett, Charles F., 320. 
Bengal, India, 257. 

Frances H., 384. 


Index of Names and Places. 

Bennett, Fred W., 320. 

Pearl, 320. 
Bennington, Vt., 227. 
Benson, Minn., 176. 
Benton, David R., 340. 
Berkeley Co., Va., 117, 118, 148. 
Berlin, Wis., loi. 
Best, Carrie M., 195. 

Persylvia V. D , 195. 

Russell N., 195. 
Betts, Mary (Burwell), 117. 

Rhuamah, 98. 

Richard, 49-51. 

Stephen, 117. 

Susannah, 1761, 117. 
Billings, F. D., Mrs., 3S5. 
Binghampton, N. Y., 98. 
Birdseye, Nathan, Rev., 107. 
Birmingham, Conn., 286. 
Bishop, Samuel, 207. 
Bissell, Clark, Hon., 130, 177, note. 

Sally (Sherwood), 177, note. 

Samuel B. S., Rev., 172, note, 178. 
Black, Mary, 198. 

Phebe C. (Heyer), 198. 

William, 198. 
Blackleach, Richard, 89. 
Blackman, Elizabeth, 284. 

Elizabeth (Glover), 284. 

John, 2S4. 
Blackmore, E. H., 372. 
Blair, Ann Jesup, 186. 

Francis P., 186. 

Francis P., Jr., 186. 

James, 186. 

Jesup, 1852, 187. 

Lucy James, 187. 

Mary S. E. (Jesup), 186. 

Violet, 186. 
Blandville, Ky., 158. 
Bleecker, Rutger, 207. 
Bloom, Matthew, Rev., 14. 
Bloomington, 111., 166. 
Blossom, Thomas, 20. 
Blunt, Edmund, 279. 
Blyth, Charles, 193. 

Harry A., 193. 

J. Summerfield, 193. 
Bocking, Essex Co., Eng., 139, note. 

Bogert, Anna, 346. 

Caroline A., 346. 

Caroline O. (Jessup), 346. 

David F., Rev., 266. 

Frank J., 346. 

Isabel, 346. 

Mary F., 346. 

Stephen G., 345, 346. 
Boileau, Alexander H. E., 257, note, 259. 

Ann (Hanson), 258, note. 

Archibald J. M., 256. 

Despreaux J., 256. 

Elizabeth M., 256. 

Jacques, 259. 

John, 257, note. 

John Peter, 254, 257. 

John T., Major-Gen., 239, note, 254, 
256, 257, 262. 

Leah (Jessup), 1767, 240,244, 253, 254. 

Leah Ann, 257, and note. 

Simeon John, 254, 256, 257, note. 

Thomas, 254. 

Thomas Alfred, 256. 

Thomas E. J., 256, 257, note. 

U. S., Maj., 258, note. 
Boland, Frederick, 2S6. 
Booth, Daniel L., 286. 

Newton, Hon., 305, note. 
Boroughbridge, Eng., 11. 
Borton, Deborah, 1823, yj-]. 

Elizabeth, 1826, 377. 

Joseph, 377. 

Mary, 377. 

Mary J., 377. 

Rachel, 377. 

Rachel, 1831, 377. 

Rachel (Wiggins), 377. 

Sarah, 1842, 377. 

Sarah (Jessup), 377. 

Uriah, 1836, 377. 

William, 377. 
Bosanguet, Eliz. (Boileau), 257, note. 

John Ives, 256. 
Bosley, Lydia, 371. 
Boughton, E. D., 299. 

James S., 299. 
Bourbon Co., Ky., 118. 
Bowen, Frederick T., 102. 

George M., 120. 

Index of Names and Places. 


Bowen, Josephine G., 102. 

Katie M., 102. 

Sarah J. K., 102. 
Bower, Luther, 374. 
Bowes, Lady Anna Maria, 250, and note. 

John L., Earl of Strathmore, 250. 
Bowne, Elizabeth, 287. 

John, 44. 
Bradner, George, 167. 

George, Jr., 167. 
Branch, Mary J. (Willson), 374. 
Brentwood, N. Y., 121. 
Brewster's Station, N. Y. 319. 
Briden, James B., 176. 

Mary Ann, 176. 
Bridgeport, Conn., 98, 99, 160. 
Bridges, Charles, 63. 

Sarah ( ), 62, 63. 

Bridgewater, Conn., 284, 285, 316, 319- 

321, 339> 340. 
Bridport, Vt., loi. 
Briggs, Bathsheba, 384. 
Bright, Barbara (Jessop), 1679, 11. 

John, II. 

Mary, dau. of Sir Stephen, 10. 

Sir Stephen, 10. 
Brighton, Eng., 260. 

Brockville.Canada, 238, 264, 26S, 269, 270. 
Bronson, Isaac, 130. 
Brookfield, Conn., 285, 315, 316. 
Brooklyn, N. Y., 112, note, 135, 161, 180, 
253, 2S8, 319, 322, 327, 333, 343, 346, 
354, 356- 
Brown, Anna, 275, 370. 

Clara, 275. 

David, 274. 

David, Jr., 275. 

Deborah, 275. 

Deborah (Jessup), 1751, 274. 

Elizabeth, 275. 

H. T., 286 

Jacob, Major-Gen., 149. 

James, 275. 

James, 362. 

Levi, 275. 

Margaret, 275. 

Martha, 275. 

Mary, 275. 

Phebe, 275. 

Brown, Robert, 275. 
Sarah, 275. 

William, 275. 
Brundage, Frost, 280. 
Brunswick, Mo., 314, 339. 
Brush, Charles, 252. 

John H., 86. 
Buckingham, 111., 355. 
Buffalo, N. Y., 384. 
Buffet, Rev. Piatt, 292. 
Burgoyne, John, Gen., 215, 222, 223, 235, 

Burley, Charles F., 290. 

Charles Silas, 290. 

Frances E. (Ferris), 290. 

Henry, Capt., 290. 

Maria Louise, 290. 

Wm. Henry, 290. 
Burlington Co., N. J., 375. 
Burlington, Vt., loi. 
Burns, Ethel E., 339. 

Harrison M., 339. 

James A., 339. 

John, 338. 

John, Jr., 339. 

Keziah J. (Jessup), 1836, 338. 

Oliver O., 339. 

Russell B., 339. 

Sarah Belle, 339. 

Warren P., 339. 

William S., 339. 
Burr, Aaron, Rev. Dr., 177, note. 

Daniel, 177, note. 

Jonathan, 135. 

Nathaniel, 106. 

Peter, Major, 90, 116. 

Thaddeus, 90, 94. 
Burritt, Eunice (Wakeman), 94. 
Burroughs, Johannah, 62, (^i- 

John, 48, and note, 62, 63, 64. 
Burton, Elizabeth (Jessop), 1671, 11. 

Thomas, M. A., ir. 
Bury St. Edmonds, Eng., 244, 254, 262. 
Bush, Justice, 84. 
Butler, B. C , Col., 214, 215, 219. 

John, 210, 211, 230. 

Thomas B., Dr., 193. 
Buxton, Charles E., 329. 

Edwin, 329. 


Index of Names and Places. 

Buxton, Emily F., 329. 

John J., 329. 

Sally (Jessup), 1806, 328. 
Buzby, Richard, 377. 
Byington, Homer, 193. 

Cadiz, Ind., 368. 

Calcutta, India, 238, 243, 254, 256, 257. 

Camden Co., N. J., 375. 

Camden, N. J., 377. 

Campbell, George, 285. 

George J., 284. 

Lucien, 285. 
. William, 285. 

William W., Hon., 183. 

Victoria, 285. 
Cannon Falls, Minn., 281. 
Cape Town, South Africa, 251. 
Cardwell, William, 291. 
Carleton, Christopher, Major, 229. 

Sir Guy, 220, 221, 222, 223. 
Carmel, Mich., 162. 
Carmel, N. Y., 185. 
Carpenter, Anna S wanton, 122. 

David R., 122. 

Edward Jesup, 123. 

Mary D., 123. 

Sarah Jesup, 122. 

William C, 353. 
Carson, Josiah, 367. 
Cary, Alice, 356, 357. 

Asa, 357. 

Elizabeth (Jessup), 357. 

Phebe, 356, 357. 

Robert, 357. 

Samuel F., Gen., 356, 373, note. 

Warren, 357. 
Cash, G. W., 158. 
Castile, N. Y., 299. 
Castleton, N. Y., 185. 
Castleton, Vt., loi. 
Catharine, N. Y., 374. 
Cawker City, Kan., 198. 
Cawnpore, India, 259. 
Cedar Point, Conn., 76. 
Centralia, 111., 316. 
Chagres, Panama, 137. 
Chalfant, Edward J., 367. 

George, 367. 

Chalfant, George J., 367. 

Hannah U., 367. 

James, 367. 

James E., 367. 

Jane (Myers), 367. 

Susan M., 358, note, 365, 367. 
Chambers, Lancaster, 122. 

S. J., 122. 
Chandler, Joseph, 363. 
Channahon, 111., 127, 164-166, 168, 169. 
Chapman, Daniel, Rev., 233. 

Samuel, 143. 
Charleston, S. C, 119, 145, 176, 177. 
Charles worth, Emotte, dau. of John, 8. 
Charlotte Co., N. Y., 208. 
Charlotte, Mich., 126, 163. 
Charlottesville, Ind., 362. 
Chatham, Eng., 257. 
Cherry Valley, N. Y., 113, 249, note. 
Chester, Joseph L., 2, 4, 5, 6, 12, 34, 42. 
Chester, Eng., 11, 15. 
Chester, Vt., 335. 
Chesterfield, Eng., 11. 
Chestertown, Md., 371. 
Chicago, 111., 121, 135, 197, 386. 
Childs, Nathaniel, 371. 
Chillicothe, Ohio, 137. 
Chocke, Peter, 75. 
Christian Co., Ky., 191. 
Christie, James, 50, 
Chubbs, Susanna, 23. 
Church, Anna C, 1833, 268. 

Anna M. (Jessup), 1808, 268. 

Edward Jessup, 268. 

Edwin, 268. 

Henry Walker, 268. 

Jennie (Johnson), 268. 

Lottie, 268. 

Susan Eliza, 268. 
Cincinnati, Ohio, 331, 373, note. 
Claremont, Va., 265. 
Clark, Amos, 298. 

Ann (Rogers), 148, note. 

George Rogers, Gen., 148, note. 

John, 148, note. 

Thomas M., Bishop of R. I., 292, note. 

William, Gen., 148, note. 
Clarke, Albert G., 328. 

Amos, 32S, and note. 

Index of Names and Places. 


Clarke, Arthur L., 328. 

Bertha Julia, 328. 

Cornelia E., 328. 

Edward, 1817, 144. 

Edward A., 32S. 

Edward P., 328. 

Eleanor Strong, 144. 

Francisco, 143. 

Francisco Arms, 146. 

Francisco Jose, 145. 

George Asahel, 143, 144. 

George Beaumont, 145. 

George Edward, 144. 

George, Gov. of New York, 2i^8, note. 

George Samuel, 144. 

Harriet Buckingham, 145. 

Harriet T. (Buckingham), 145. 

Helen McGregor, 145. 

Ira Alfred, 328. 

James B., Major, 257. 

James Herbert, 328. 

James M., 328. 

Jane Baker, 145. 

Julia, 1835, 328. 

Julia A. (Jessup), 328. 

Julia Ann, 328. 

Julia T., 328. 

Marian Winthrop, 145. 

Marietta E. (Hinman), 144. 

Marion, 143. 

Marion Wyncoop, 144. 

Mary Ann (Jesup), 143, 144. 

Mary Jane (Arms), 145. 

Samuel A., 114, note, 145. 

Sarah J., 328. 

Sarah S. (Jessup), 1808, 328. 

Sarah Woodworth, 145. 

William B., Rev., 139, 144, note, 145. 

William J., 145. 

William WjTicoop, 144. 
Clarkesville, N. J., 382. 
Claus, Daniel, 230. 
Claverack, N. Y., 84. 
Clay Co., Mo., 189, 190. 
Clayton, Madeline, 304. 

Richard, 1634, 9. 
Clearwater, James, 332. 
Cleaveland, John, 183. 
Clerkins, Ellen, 339. 

Cleveland, Ohio, 342, 343. 
Clifton, Richard, Rev., 19. 
Clinton Co., Ohio, 284, 367. 
Clinton, N. Y., 301. 
Clinton, Sir Henry, 231. 
Coales, William, 75. 
Coe, John, 47, 50. 

Robert, 43. 
Cogeshall, Henry, 281. 
Cohansey, N. J., 356. 
Cokapie, George E., 2. 
Colchester, N. Y., 301, 330-334. 
Golden, Cadwallader, Gov., 20S. 

David, 230. 
Cole, Albert E., 102. 

George W. T., 102. 

Jedd Willis, 102. 

Ruth v., 102. 
Colgate, George, 301. 

Henry, 301. 

John, 301. 

John, Jr., 301. 
Colldrk, Eng., 23. 
Collett, Waldo, 332. 
Collier, Edward, 76. 
Collin Co., Texas, 190. 
Collins, Gen. Augustus, 355. 
Collins, Ohio, 135. 
Colton, Cal., 165, 169. 
Columbia, Conn., 143. 
Columbia Co., N. Y., 204. 
Comer, James, 367. 
Complitt, Harman, 362. 
Compo, Conn., 69, 74, 76. 
Compton, Canada, 103. 
Compton, Eng., 256. 
Comstock, George, 281. 

Nathan, Dea., 112. 

Samuel, Major, 112. 
Concord, Mass., 42. 
Conklen, Mehetable (Mosher), 124. 

Stephen, 124. 
Connor's Station, Kan., 189. 
Cook, John, 363. 

Mary A. (Valentine), 278, 

Rachel, 365. 

Samuel, 95. 

William, 87, 278. 
Cooley, Timothy M., Rev. Dr., 175. 


Index of Names and Places. 

Cooper, George Dibble, 2S2. 

Glorianna S. (Kice), 282. 

James B., 86, note, 88, note, 253, 282, 
283, note. 

James B., Jr., 282. 

John, 71. 

John, 282. 

Lucina, 162. 

Maria, 24. 

Simon W., Sr., 282. 

Simon W., Capt., 1829, 282. 

Simon W., 1864, 2S2. 
Corinth, N. Y., 215, 216. 
Cornbury, Lord, Gov. of N. Y., 85. 
Cornell, Hannah (Finch), 276. 

Thomas, 63. 
Cornhill, Richard, 62, 63. 
Cornish, J. M. H., 331. 
Coster, Gerard H., 382. 

Matilda (Prime), 382. 
Cottrill, Charles E. H., lOi. 

Charles Mahlon, 102. 

Frances (Hall), loi. 

George W., loi. 

Jedd P. C, loi. 

Julia, loi. 

Lyman Hawley, loi. 

Mahlon, loi. 

"William Hutchins, loi. 
Couch, Ann (Edmond), 1764, 99. 

Ann Edmond, 1796, 103. 

Avery H., 103. 

Caroline, 1801, 98. 

Catharine Smith, 1792, loi. 

Charrey, 99. 

Daniel M., 103. 

Darius Nash, Maj. Gen., 97 and note. 

Dorcas E., 103. 

Edward, 1789, 97. 

Edward, 1792, 98. 

Eleanor, 1782, 97. 

Eleanor (Nash), 97. 

Eleanor (Wakeman), 99. 

Eli, 1791, 99. 

Elizabeth, 1756, 99. 

Elizabeth, 1776, 97. 

Elizabeth J., 1785, 100. 

Elizabeth ( Jesup), 92, 96. 

Esther, 1783, 97, 

Couch, George W., 1S02, 104. 

Gideon, 1757, 99. 

Gideon, 1789, 99. 

Harriet, 102. 

Hattie R., 103. 

Hezekiah, 1791, 97. 

Jessup Nash, 1778, 97 and note. 

John, 99. 

John, 1795, 97- 

Jonathan, 1777, 97. 

Lois W., 103. 

Mahlon Cottrill, 103. 

Mary, 1760, 99. 

Mary, 1793, 97. 

Mary A., 102. 

Mary Sherwood, 1788, lOl-^ 

Matilda (Jennings), 99. 

Moses, 17S6, 97. 

Nancy (Martin), 103. 

Nash, 1787, 98. 

Nathan, 97. 

Priscilla, 1790, 98, 

Rufus, 99. 

Sally Ann, 102. 

Sarah, 1754, 98. 

Sarah, 1779, 97. 

Sarah (Hibbard), 102. 

Seth, 1780, 97. 

Simon, 1752, 97. 

Simon, 1784, 98 and note. 

Simon A., 1794, 98. 

Stephen, 1763, 99. 

Stephen Edmond, 1794, 102. 

Thomas, 90. 

Thomas, 1751, 97. 

Thomas, 1774, 97. 

Thomas, Ensign, 1764, 92, 96. 

Wakeman, 1785, 99. 

William, 99. 
Coutant, Frank A., 124. 

John A., 124. 

John Aris, 124. 

Mary Emma, 124. 
Covell, Simeon, 249 and note. 

Susannah, 249. 
Covington, Ky., 306, 314. 
Cox, Robert, 290. 
Crabb, Richard, 47. 
Crapo, Esther Dimon (Wakeman), 96. 

Index of Names and Places. 


Crary, Horace Staples, 98. 
Crawfordsville, Ind., 307, 362. 
Cressy, William, 10. 
Croghan, Ann Heron, 148. 

George, Col., 148, note. 

George, Col., 1812, 148, note. 

Lucy (Clark), 148, note. 

William, Major, 148 and note, 156. 
Crook, Effie, 202. 

Mira H., 202. 

Rufus, 202. 
Crosby, Amy (Jesop), 181 1, 336. 

Benjamin J., 337. 

Enoch, 336. 

Frances A. (Macquaid), 337. 

Franklin, 1846, 337. 

John N., 336. 

Joseph E., 337. 

Rufus F., 337. 
Crossfield, Stephen, 211. 
Croton Lake, N. Y., 121, 122. 
Crouch, William, 158. 
Cruger, John Harris, 230. 
Cuddy, Edward H., 180. 

Louisa Jesup, 181. 
Cumberland Co., N. J., 356, 357. 
Cumberland, Md., 154. 
Curtis, James L., Col., 140, note, 182, note. 
Curtiss, Stiles Bishop, 318. 
Gushing, Caleb, 313. 
Cuyler, Abraham C, 230. 

Daneury, Conn., ■](), 192, 317. 
Danforth, Bertha Jesup, 189. 

Catharine (Mrs. Carr), IQ2. 

Daniel O., 102. 

George, 102. 

Harriet (Couch), 102. 

Idella, 189. 

John, 102. 

John Friend, 189. 

Oscar F., 189. 

Sidney, 189. 

Sophia E., 189. 

Stephen, 102. 

Virginia E. (Jesup), 189. 

William Thomas, 189. 
Darcy, James (Lord Darcy), 1721, 11. 

Hon. Mary, 11, 14. 

Dardanelle, Ark, 354. 
Darien, Conn., So, 84, 295. 
Darling, Abilena (Jessup), So, S3 

David, 1729, 84. 

Elizabeth, So. 

Elizabeth, 1730, 84. 

Jabez, 1729, 84. 

James, 1729, 84. 

Jessup, 1758, 84. 

John, 80, 83, 84. 

John, 1729, 84. 

Lydia (Morehouse), 84. 

Sarah, 1760, 84. 
Darnell, Edmund, 377. 
Dartmouth, Earl of, 213. 
Davidson, Jonah, 286. 

Mrs., 25^, 256. 
Davison, Lucv, 1S8. 

W. S., 1S8. 
Day, Albert Jessup, 166. 

James Gilmour, 166. 

John Lewis, 166. 

Maurice Baldwin, 166. 
Dean, Margaret Rachel, 196. 
De Forest, Aurilla (Jesup), 1795, 162. 

Hiram, 162. 

Julia A., 162. 

Louisa, 1828, 162. 

Mabel Aurilla, 162. 

Mary Emily, 162. 

Sally Maria, 162. 

Susan A. (Maxwell), 162. 

William Jessup, 162. 

Zadoc E., 162. 
De Kay, George C, 61. 
Delamater, Hannah M., 168. 
De Lancey, James, 230. 

James, Jr., 230. 

James, Lieut.-Gov. of N. Y., 206. 

Oliver, 230. 
De Land, Florida, 334. 
Delany, Daniel, 369. 
Delavan, Charles T., 1804, 126. 

D. Br}-son, 126. 

Edward Close, 1S13, 126. 

Edward Close, Jr., 126. 

Elizabeth, 1798, 125. 

Esther (Jesup), 125. 

Henry A., iSio, 126. 


Index of Names and Places, 

Delavan, James, 1815, 126. 
Jane C, 1808, 126. 
Lewis, 1817, 126. 
Margaretta, 126. 
Margaretta M. (Bryson), 126. 
Mary, 1796, 125. 
Mary (Leake), 126. 
Relief (Blackman), 126. 
Sarah, 1800, 125. 
Tompkins Close, 126. 
Tompkins Close, Dr., 125. 
William Jesup, 1802, 126. 
Delaware Co., N. Y., 330. 
Delhi, N. Y., 302. 

Demerara, South America, 384, 386. 
De Mund, Robert D., 323. 
Dennington, Mrs., 287. 
Dennis, Charles, 260. 
Emily, 260. 
Gertrude H., 260. 
Denny, Albert, 75. 
Denton, Richard, Rev., 21, 32. 
De Peyster, J. W., Gen., 228. 
Derbyshire, Eng., 5, 12, 22, 26. 
Dereham, Eng., 24. 
Derrin, Sylvester E., 284. 

Victoria E., 284. 
Derryfield, N. H., 100. 
Desborough, Mercy, 76. 

Thomas, 76. 
Detroit, Mich., 125, 281, 380, note, 385, 386. 
De Vesci, family of, 22. 
De Voe, James, 296. 
De Witt, Maria V. A., 200. 

Thomas, Rev. Dr., 200 and note, 201. 
Dibble, Abigail, 234. 
Abigail, 1743, 87. 
Abigail, 1770, 280. 
Alonzo, son of John, 281. 
Alonzo, son of Silas, 281. 
America, 279. 
Ann, 279. 
Carrie, 281. 
Catharine, 280. 
Catharine (Smith), 280. 
Charles, 281. 
Charles Henry, 282. 
Deborah, 1739, 87. 
Deborah, 1768, 280. 

Dibble, Deborah (Ingersoll), 279. 

Ebenezer, Rev., 274, 275. 
Edward, 279. 

Elizabeth, 238. 

Elizabeth, 1745, 87. 

Elizabeth, 1799, 281. 

Elizabeth, dau. of Silas, 281. 

Elizabeth (Searcey), 281. 

Ellen, 282. 

George, 1740, 88, 240, 261, 277. 

George, 1773, 280. 

George, Jr., 252. 

George, son of John, 281. 

George, son of Samuel, 279. 

Grace, 1790, 282. 

Hannah, dau. of Samuel, 279. 

Hannah (Piatt), 279. 

Harriet, 279. 

Harriet (Searcey), 281. 

Harvey, 281. 

Henry, son of George, 279. 

Henry, son of John, 281. 

Ingersoll, 279. 

Jane, 279. 

John, 85. 

John, 1782, 281. 

John, Jr., 281. 

John, son of Silas, 281. 

Jonathan, 216, 234, 238. 

Jonathan, 1762, 278. 

Jonathan, 1788, 281, 282. 

Jonathan, Lieut., 1736, 85-87, 277. 

Jonathan, son of John, 281. 

Josiah, 1774, 280. 

Lydia (Bowman), 281. 

Malvenia, 279. 

Mary, 281. 

Mary, dau. of George, 279. 

Mary (Powell), 281. 

Mary Ann, 281. 

Mary Ann, 282. 

Mary Ann, 1785, 281. 

Mary Ann (Creag), 281. 

Mary D. (Smith), 282. 

Phebe, dau. of George, 1777, 281. 

Phebe, dau. of Josiah, 281. 

Phebe (Jessup), 1744, 277. 
[ Samuel, 1764, 279, 281. 

I Samuel Jessup, 281. 

Index of Names and Places, 


Dibble, Samuel, son of Jonathan 2d, 2S2. 

Sarah, 1737, 87. 

Sarah, 1766, 279. 

Sarah, dau. of John, 281. 

Sarah, dau. of Jonathan 2d, 2S2. 

Sarah (Howe), 281. 

Sarah (Jessup), 1713, 85. 

Silas, son of John, 281. 

Susan, 303. 

Sylvanus, 281 

Warren, 279. 

Willard, 281. 
Dighton, Mass., 344. 
Dimmitt, Elisha, 371. 
Dimon, William, 107. 
Dissosway, Gabriel P., 183. 
Dodge, Jos. S., Jr., Dr., 2S0. 

Mary E. (Hall), 280. 

Wilicie, 381. 
Doncaster, Eng., 22. 

Dongan, Thomas, Gov. of N. Y., 59, 73, 379- 
Dorchester Co., Md., 369. 
Dorchester, Lord, Gov. of Quebec, 235. 
Dorsetshire, Eng., 5, 26. 
Dowsing, William, 1643, 23 and note. 
D'Oyley, Thomas, M.D., 10. 
Drake, Jonathan, 383. 

Joseph, Col., 382. 

Joseph, Jr., 1766, 382. 

Joseph Rodman, 6r, 383. 

Moses, 61. 

Samuel, 59. 
Dranguet, Adelaide B., 303. 
Du Bois, Peter, 230. 
Dubuque, Iowa, 180. 
Dundee, N. Y., 373, note, 374. 
Dunham, Adella, 326. 

Charles, 326. 

C. S. 326. 

Frank J., 326. 

Mr., 301. 
Dunkirk, N. Y., 374. 
Dunmore, John Murray, Earl of, 205, 207, 

208, 212, 230. 
Dunning, Blanche B., 160. 

Carrie A. (Elmendorf), l6l. 

Charles Jessup, 161. 

James, 161. 

John, 118, 160. 

Dunning, John Irving, 160. 

Julia (Griswold), 160. 

Kate Jessup, 160. 

Lydia A., 161. 

Lydia (Jesup), loS, 160. 

Mary Ann, 160. 

Mary E, i6r. 

Mar}- Estelle, 160. 

Monira (Duncan), r6i. 

Pauline (Benedict), i6r. 

Richard, loS, note, 160. 

Richard Olmstead, 161. 

William, 1S21, 161. 

William B., 161. 
Durham, Conn., 106. 
Dusinberr>', William V., 353. 
Dutchess Co., N. Y., 203, 204, 248, 250, 

373. 3S2. 
Dycusburgh, Ky., 158. 
Dyer, William J., 145. 

Eames, Albertine, 165, 169, note. 

Charles, 165. 

Elizabeth (Jessup), 164, 165, 169, note. 

Fannie S., 165. 

George, 280. 

Henr}-, 2S0. 

Phebe, 2S0 

Robert, 2S0. 

Robert, Jr., 280. 

Walter S., 164. 

William S., 165. 
Eastbourne, Eng., 256. 
East Bradenlaw, Eng., 24. 
East Chester, X. Y., 2S7, 3S2. 
East Dereham, Eng., 24 
East Genoa, N. Y., 374. 
East Granville, Mass., 175. 
Easthampton, N. Y., 355. 
East Kirby, Eng., 9. 
Easton, Conn., 9S-100. 
Easton, Penn., 185. 
East Rockport, N. Y., 343. 
East Troy, Wis., 301. 
Ecclesall, parish of, Eng., 13. 
Ecclesall, Robert de, 12. 
Eckford, Henrj', 295, 296. 
Edgton, Eng.,- 21. 
Edmond, David, 100. 



Index of Names and Places. 

Edmond, Robert, lOO. 

William, loo. 
Egg Harbor, N. J., 173, note. 
Egle, Wm. H., M. D., 369, note. 
Egton, Eng., 256. 
Elizabethtown, N. J., 350. 
Eliot, Jared, 95. 
Elliott, George, 87. 
Ellis, Margaret, 263. 

William, 263. 

William Edward, 263. 
Elyria, Ohio, 135, note. 
Embree, John, 75. 
Eminence, Ky., 187. 
Emory, Daniel G., 372. 

Lilian, 372. 
Esam, William B., 18. 
Essex County, Eng., Ii. 
Evans, Emma F., 346. 

Thomas W., 270. 
Everitt, Cornelius, 119. 

Mary Ann (Pentz), 119. 
Eyre, Ann (Jessop), 10. 

Barbara, dau. of Robert, li. 

Isabella (Jessop), 1701, 12. 

John, of Hopton, 12. 

Robert, 11. 

Thomas, 10, 11. 

Sir William, of High Low, 12. 

Fairchild, Alfred, 1807, 107. 

Eliza (Shelton), 107. 

Esther (Brooks), ic6. 

Frederick, 107. 

Henry, 107. 

Jane Emeline, 1805, 107. 

John, 107. 

Julia, 1809, 107. 

Julia Ann, 1800, 107. 

Maria, 107. 

Robert, 1775, ^06. 

Robert George, 107. 

Samuel Allen, 107. 

Sarah (Brintnall), 107. 

Thomas, 107. 
Fairfield, Conn., 41, 44, 65-67, 70, 72, 74, 
89, 90, 92, 94,99, loi, 105-107, 113, 
116, 248, note, 271, 299, 382, 384. 
Fairfield, N. Y., ■;86. 

Fairview, Ky., 158, 188, 189, 202. 
Fakenham, Eng., 24. 
Faraday, Laura (Sturges), 112, note. 
Farmington, Conn., 333. 
Farquhar, Arthur B., 36S. 
Fauquier Co., Va., 372. 
Fayette Co., Ky., 156. 
Featherstone, Peter, Rev., 127. 
Feeks, Edna, 1801, 280. 

George, 1799, 280. 

Grace, 1798, 280. 

Hannah, 1814, 280. 

John, 181 2, 280. 

Joseph, 280. 

Louisa, 1808, 280. 

Mary, 1796, 2S0. 

Phebe, 1806, 280. 

Sarah, 1803, 280. 

Theodore, 1818, 280. 
Fenn, Alza E. (Isbell), 316. 

Betsey (Jessup), 1784, 315. 

Betsey Ann, 317. 

Betsey Jane, 317. 

Caroline V. (Denison), 316. 

Charles James, 316. 

Clara Rose, 316. 

Clarissa E. (Beach), 316. 

Frances I., 317. 

Frank Clark, 316. 

James Alldis, 316. 

Jennie Clara, 316. 

John, 315. 

John Alonzo, 316. 

John Barnum, 316. 

Mary Lucretia, 317. 

Rose E. (Pelton), 316. 

Susan Elvira, 316. 

William Alexander, 316. 

William Beach, 316. 

Van Rensselaer, 1807, 316. 
Ferguson, James W., 323. 
Ferris, Ann (Allen), 107. 

Caroline, 290. 

Charlton, "j^^ 

Elihu, 290. 

Elijah, 73. 

John, 159. 

John H., 73. 

Julia, 303. 

Index of Names and Places. 


Ferris, Mary, 290. 

Marv Elizabeth, 290. 

Nellie, 318. 

Oliver, 273. 

Paris Robins, 290. 

Peter, 290. 

Samuel, 290. 

Samuel, 324. 

Walter B., 107. 

William, 73. 
Field, John, 382. 
Finch, Abigail (Randall), 276. 

Annie H. 335. 

Carrie M., 335. 

Edith L., 335. 

Edward, 334. 

Edward Vail, 335. 

James, 1S28, 335. 

Jeremiah, 276, 334. 

Maria L. (Vail), 335. 

Rufus W , 335. 

Sally (Jesop), 1801, 334. 

Sarah E., 335. 

Tamson J., 334. 

Wm. Rufus, 335. 
Finney, Mr., 303. 
Fisher, James, Rev., 14. 
Fitch, Thomas, 80. 
Florida, N. Y., 351, 353, 355. 
Flovd, Richard, 231. 
Flushing, N. Y., 61. 
Folliot, George, 230. 
Fond du Lac, Wis., 194. 
Ford, Abraham, 370. 

Charles, 370. 

Elizabeth, 370. 

John, 370. 

Jonathan, 370. 

Nicholas, 370. 

William, 370. 
Foster, Josiah, 353. 
Fowler, Mortimer, 121 

Solomon, 382. 
Fox, Anna, 169. 

Catharine Elizabeth, 165. 

Fannie, 165. 

Henry Benedict, 169. 

Lewis White, 169. 

Orlena, 165. 

Fox, Wm. Jessup, 165. 

W. R.. M.D., 165, 169 and note. 
Franklin, Ann A., 343. 
Franklin, Conn., 317, 318. 
Franklin, X. Y., 162, 316, 317, 332. 
Frederick City, Md., 366. 
Freeman, Elizabeth (Valentine), 87. 
Freeman's Farm, N Y., 228. 
Fremont, Col. John C, 310. 
French, Catharine, 286. 

Charlotte, 286. 

Ephraim, 285. 

Francis, 70, 71. 

Jane, 286. 

John, 355. 

Laura, 286. 

Lawrence, 286. 

Othniel, 286. 

Othniel, son of Ephraim, 286. 

Susan, 286. 
Friend, Elizabeth B , 158. 
Frost, Abraham, 47. 

Daniel, 67. 

Joseph, 75. 
Fuller, Amy (Jessup), 294. 

Edward N , 104. 

Hattie F , 326. 

Joel S., 326. 

John D., 326. 

Galusha, Charles C, 334. 

Elon C, 333. 

Elon Gilbert, 334. 

Elon Jessup, 334. 

Jonas, 333. 

Julia (Jessup), 1820, 333. 

Margaret E. (Gilbert), 334. 
Gardner, Benjamin, 381. 

Elizabeth, 380. 

Henry, 65. 
Gassner, D.D., 325. 
Gasson, Derrick, 62, 63. 
Gatt}-, Alfred, Rev. Dr., 17. 
Gee, Isaac, 330. 

Kate, 331. 

Susan (Jessup), i8o8, 330. 
Gell, Philip, of Hopton, 17. 
Georgetown, S C, 287. 
Germaine, Lord George, 223, 224. 


Index of Names and Places. 

Gerow, Julia (Allen), 107. 
Gibara, Island of Cuba, 143. 
Gibson, Harriet (Dibble), 279. 

Isabella, 279. 

Thomas, 279. 

William, 279. 

William, Jr., 279. 
Gilbert, Henry, 331. 

Maria, 331. 

William H., 331. 
Gishop, Edward, 1663, 37, 52. 
Glasgow, Scotland, 361, 373. 
Glass, E. P., 333. 
Glen Cove, N. Y., 293. 
Glennie, Rev. Mr., 287, 
Glen's Falls, N. Y., 214, 217. 
Gloucester Co., N. J., 375. 
Glyskherr, F. A., 190. 
Godfrey, Nathan, 113, note. 
Goodrich, Anne, dau. of Lyon, 1608, 10. 

Edward or Thomas, 9. 

Lyon, 10. 
Goodsell, John, Rev., 82, note. 
Gookin, Cornelia (Wakeman), 96. 

Warren D., 96 and note. 
Gore, Francis, Lt.-Gov. of Lower Canada, 

Gorham, N. Y., 300, 301. 
Gorsuch, Mary, 372. 

Ruth, 371. 
Goshen, Conn., 173. 
Goshen, N. Y., 354. 
Gossope, John, 32. 
Gouldstone, William, 63. 
Gover, Isaac, 36S. 
Grafton Co., N. H., 100. 
Graham, Sir Gerald, Gen., 261. 
Grand Rapids, Mich., 352. 
Grant Co., Ind., 315. 
Granville, N. Y., 122. 
Grass Valley, Cal., 126. 
Gravesend, N. Y., 50. 
Gray, Ann, 367. 

Henry, 66, 67, 69, note. 

Joseph, 276. 

Sampson, 364. 

Sarah, 36S. 

W. H., 1S8. 
Greenbush, N. Y., 1S4, 195. 

Green Co., Ind., 365. 
Green, David, 367. 

John, 66, 67, 75, 90. 

Keziah, 283. 
Greenfield Centre, N. Y., 294. 
Greenfield Hill, Conn., 77, 80, 81, 96, 98. 
Greenpoint, N. Y., 323. 
Green's Farms, Conn., 45, note, 65, 66, 74, 
77, 81-85, S9-97. 99, 104, 105, 109, 
113-115, 128, 131, 134-136, 138, 139. 
142, 143, 169, 177, note, 233. 
Greenwich, Conn., 83-85, 271-273, 276, 277, 
283-290, 292, 293, 300-304, 313- 
315, 321-326, 340-342. 
Grenville Co., Canada, 233, 238. 
Griffin, Casper L., 121. 

David A., 121. 

William, 122. 
Griswold, Conn., 145, 146. 
Griswold, Edward, 1607, 173, note. 

Francis, 174, note. 

George, 1671, 174, note. 

George, son of Edward, 173, note. 

Giles, 174, note. 

Mary (Stanley), 174, note. 

Matthew, 1639, 173, note. 

Rufus W., 164. 

Zaccheus, 1705, 174, note. 
Grove Farm, 73, 74. 
Guernsey, Emily, 298. 

Ezra, 297. 

Frank, 298. 

Hannah, 298. 

Sarah, 297. 

William, 298. 
Guilford Co., N. C, 359, 361-5. 
Guilford, Conn., 98. 
Guire, Mary, 94. 
Gunning, Anna, 192. 

Brian Carman, 192. 

Emma, 192. 

Harold, 192. 

Louisa (Jessup), 191. 

Lucene (Carman), 192. 

Mary E., 192. 

Thomas B., Dr., 191. 

Thomas B., Jr., 192. 

William Jessup, 161, 192 and note. 
Gunther, Wni H., Jr., 336. 

Index of Names and Places. 


Haddonfield, N. J., 375, 376. 
Hadley, Joseph, 53, note. 

Mary (Richardson), 53, note. 

Hager, S. Bradley, 159. 

riaight, Annie May, 123. 

George F., 122. 

Reuben J., 122. 

Haines, Jane ( ), 366. 

Haisby, David, 368. 
Haisley, Elva, 315. 
Eva, 315. 
Jesse, 315. 
Theodore, 315. 
Walter, 315. 
Hait, Abigail, 275. 

John, 275- 
Haldimand, Sir F., Gen., 223, 224, 227, 

229, 235. 
Halifax, Eng., 11, 21. 
Halifax, Nova Scotia, 231. 
Hall, Edmond, loi. 

Fannie S. (Eames), 165. 
Henry, loi. 
J. H., 374- 
John, 100. 
Jonathan M., 279. 
Mira S., 198. 
Sarah W., 280. 
Stephen Couch, lOi- 
Willis, 1S3. 
Hallam, parish of, Eng., 13. 
Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 61. 
Hallock, Charles, 337. 
Elbertie, 337. 
Emma, 337. 
Frank, 337. 
Josephine, 337. 
Libbie, 337. 
Nellie, 337. 
Susie, 337, 
William S., 337. 
Halsey, Mar)', 352. 
Halstead, Jonas, 1661, 43. 
Hamden, N. Y., 302, 331. 
Hamilton Co., Ohio, 356, 357, 374- 
Hamilton, Schuyler, Major-Gen., 381. 
Hampstead, Eng.. 262. 
Hampstead, N. Y., 32. 
Hampton, Elisha, 367. 

Hampton, Va., 13S. 
Hancock, Esther A., 377. 

Rowland, Rev., 14. 
Hancock, Minn., 102. 
Hancock, Ohio, 299. 
Hanford, Ebenezer, 99. 

Elizabeth (Couch), 99. 
Eunice, 117. 
Hezekiah, 99. 
John, 117. 
Mary Ann, 180. 
Mehitabel (Comstock), 117. 
Noah, 99. 
Richard, iSo. 
Hankow, China, 282. 
Hannegan, Edward A., 308. 
Hanover, N. H., 175. 
Harbord, Alfred Cropley, 260. 
Geoffrey Walter, 260. 
Morden Charles, 260. 
Therese Mary, 260. 
William, Hon., 260. 
Harlem, N. Y., 120. 
Harlow, D. B., 120. 
Harmony, N. J., 382. 
Harris, James, 362. 
Harrisburgh, Texas, 288. 
Harry's Ridge (Wilton), Conn., 91, 109 

and note, 116, 118. 
Hart, Jacob, 81. 
HarA'ey, Josiah, 72. 

Richard, 74. 
Harwinton, Conn., 284, 320. 
Hastings, N. Y., 51. 
Hatch, Abigail (Jesop), iSoS, 335. 
Albert H., 336. 
Annie J., 336. 
Charles C, 335. 
Charles H., 336. 
Clarence G , 336. 
Harriet (Judson), 336. 
Marie Louise, 336. 
Marie L. (Philips), 336. 
Marlin F., 335. 

Mary A. ( ), 336. 

Mary C. (Hamilton) 336. 
Oramil C, 336. 
Walter C, 336. 
i William J., 336. 


Index of Names and Places. 

Hathaway, Miss C. A., 340. 
Hathersage, Eng., 10. 
Hatt, Jacob, 207. 
Hawes, Horace, 309. 
Hawley, Alvira, 317. 
Augusta, 317. 
Betsey (Jessup), 316. 
Charles, 317. 
David, 315. 
Mrs. Ebenezer, 97. 
Jerusha (Smith), 317. 
Joanna (Jackson), 316. 
Julia E., 317. 
Laura Ann, 318. 
Salmon, 317. 
Hawleyville, Conn., 319. 
Hayden, John Noyes, Rev., 146. 
Sarah Stebbins (Jesup), 146. 
Sophie Walker (Woods), 146. 
William B. Rev., 146. 
Haynie, Clarence D., 314. 
Erasmus D., 314. 
Ida May, 314. 
Hayes, John, 184. 
Hazard, Jonathan, 59. 
Head, Sir Edmund W., 267. 
Hector, N. Y., 126, 163. 
Heeley, parish of, Eng., 13. 
Helton, Richard, 361. 
Hempstead, N. Y., 43, 54. 
Hendricks Co., Ind., 364. 
Hendrie, Alexander, Capt, 291 and note 
Henry Co., Iowa, 363. 
Henry Co., Ky., 118. 
Henry, Levi, 103. 
Mary, 103. 
Susan, 103. 
Herkimer Co., N. Y., 384. 
Herkimer, John Joost, 230. 
Ilerrick, Eunice, 354. 
Herschel, Sir John, 258. 
Hewett, Edward Hyde, 261. 
J. M. M., Major, 261. 
William N. Wrighte, 260. 
Sir William N. Wrighte, Admiral, 

William Wrighte, M. D., 260. 
Hiatt, Alfred IL, 362. 

Amanda (Haskins), 362. 

Hiatt, Amer, 362. 

Betsey W., 362. 

David, 284. 

Elam, 362. 

Elizabeth (Pike), 362. 

Fannie O. (Fitten), 362. 

Herman, 362. 

Jane, 362. 

Jesse W., 362. 

Joel W., 362. 

John M., 362. 

Louisa J., 362. 

Maggie E. (Elliot), 362. 

Martha A., 362. 

Martha J. (Meek), 362. 

Mary A. (Bowman), 362. 

Mary (Harris), 362. 

Sarah (Harn), 362. 
Highland Co., Ohio, 361, 362. 
High Low, Eng., 10, il, 12. 
Hildreth, Joseph, 350. 
Hill, Harriet, 304. 

Joseph, Capt., 98. 
Hitchcock, Thomas, iii. 
Hitt, Clarissa (Jessup), 300. 
Hobby, William H., 85, 252. 
Hoboken, N. J., loi. 
Hoffman, Martin, Col., 204. 

Michael, 386. 
Hoit, Jonathan, Jr., 80. 
Holden, A. W., Dr., 216, 219, 228. 
Hollingsworth, Benjamin B., 190. 

Ella Bell, 190. 

Fannie E., 190. 

Jeptha H., 189. 

John S., 190. 

Mollie C, 190. 

Ruth B., 190. 

Sallie M. (Fellows), 189. 

Sarah F. (Jesup), 189. 

Thomas J., 189. 

Virgil H., 190. 

Virginia E., 190. 
Holloway, Lydia, 382. 
Holly, David, 80. 
Holly Springs, Miss., 316. 
Hook, Arthur S., 125. 
Charles E., 125. 
Charles H., 125. 

Index of Names and Places. 


Hook, Lee Harmon, 125. 

Virginia L., 125. 
Hopkins, Samuel, 376. 

Woodhull, 326. 
Hopkinsville, Ky., 187. 
Hopton, Eng., 12. 
Horsham, Eng., 23. 
Horton, Richard, 63. 
Hotchkiss, Eli H., 340. 

Lelia J., 340. 
Howell, Amanda M., 315. 

Ann Jeannette, 315. 

Asa, 355. 

Austin, 353. 

Charles Jessup, 315. 

Daniel Elza, 315. 

Edward D., 354. 

Eliza Jane, 315. 

Gabriel, 354. 

Gabriel, Jr., 354. 

George R., Rev., 33. 

Hester Ann, 315. 

Jeremiah, 315. 

Jessie F., 354. 

John J., 354. 

Keziah E., 315. 

Keziah May, 315. 

Mary Elma, 315. 

Sarah E. (Gary), 315. 

Sarah J. (JessupJ, 1823, 315. 
Howes, Fanny M., 319. 

Warren, 319. 
Hoj-t, Abby, 1S02, 299. 

Augusta, 279. 

Betsey A., 299. 

Catharine ( Hellman), 299. 

Eliza Hannah, 299. 

Emily, 1S24, 299. 

Frances, 279. 

Grace, 279. 

Grace (Dibble), 279. 

Hannah (Jessup), 17S3, 299. 

Harriet, 18 10, 299. 

Henry C, 299. 

Malvenia, 279. 

Mary Ann, 299. 

Mary R. (Schuyler), 299. 

Nathan G., 299. 

Sally (Gillam), 299. 

Hoyt, Samuel, 299, 300. 

William C, 299. 

Samuel Thomas, 299. 
Hubbard, David, 279. 

Elizabeth, 279. 

Ellen, 279. 

Gabriel, 279. 

George, 279. 

Hannah P., 279. 

Mary H., 279. 

Samuel, 279. 
Hubbardton, Vt., 228. 
Hubby, Ebenezer, 274^ 
Hudson, X. Y., 122, 330. 
Hull, Eliphalet, Dr., 177, note. 

William, Gen., 149. 
Hunt, Abigail, 1700, 380. 

Abigail", 381. 

Alsop 29, 3S3. 

Amanda (Hann), -^Zt,. 

Anna (Merton), 3S5. 

Augustine, 171 6, 381, 382. 

Austin, 1762, 382. 

Bathsheba (Briggs), 382, 384. 

Charitv, iSio, 382. 

Charles J., 386. 

Christian ( ), d. 1749, 381. 

Cicily ( ), 378. 

Cicily, 1 717, 70, 379, 380, 

Cornelia, 1820, 385. 

David Page, Dr., 382. 

Eliza«7, 3S6. 

Eliza, 1S38, 387. 

Eliza A. S. (Anten), 3S2. 

Eliza (Hardy), 3S3. 

Eliza (Mrs. Richards), 3S3. 

Eliza (Stringhara), 385. 

Eliza (Tice), 383. 

Elizabeth, 62-64. 

Elizabeth, 1S23, 385. 

Elizabeth (Gardner), 380 and note. 

Elizabeth (Jessup), 1666, 60, 61, 63, 
64. 379- 

Elizabeth (Lockwood), 3S3. 

Elizabeth (Ridgeley), 387. 

Esther (Wetmore), 384. 

Fanny, 1783, 384. 

Frances, 1806, 385. 

Frances A., 386. 


Index of Names and Places. 

Hunt, Frances A. (de Poline),383. 
Frances H. (Bennett), 384. 
Frances J., 386. 
Frances (Mrs. Peark), 383. 
Gardiner, 1800, 3S2. 
Gardiner A., Rev., 1764, 382. 
Gardiner A., 1804, 383. 
Hannah (Wright), 383. 
Henrietta (Munday), 382. 
Henry 30, 3S3. 
Henry, 1809, 385. 
Holloway, 1S05, 382. 
Holloway W., Rev., 1769, 3S2. 
Holloway, W., Jr., Rev., 1799, 382. 
Holloway W., Rev., 1800, 3S2. 
Hugh 66, 386. 
James 28, 383. 
James 65, 386. 
James B., 385, 386. 
James S., 3S5. 
Jesse, 1727, 3S2, 384. 
Jesse 38, 3S4. 
John, 1695, 380. 
John S., 3S5. 
John Savage, 387. 
Jonathan 27, 3S3. 
Joseph, 1697, 379, 380. 
Joseph, Dr., 3S3, 384. 
Joseph 64, 3S6. 
Joseph N., 386. 
Joseph P., 385. 
Joshua 31, 383. 

Josiah, 1704, son of Thomas, 3S0. 
Josiah, Sr., of Westchester, 379. 
Josiah, Jr., of Westchester, 73. 
Lewis 11, 381. 
Lydia, 1773, 384. 
Lydia, 1813, 385. 
Lydia (Holloway), 382. 
Margaret, 1770, 384. 
Margaret M., 3S6. 
Margaretta, 1805, 385. 
Maria (Smith), 386. 
Maria T., 386. 
Maria (Taylor), 387. 
Martha W., 383. 
Mary, 1666, 64. 
Mary, 1701, 380. 
Mary, 1725, 381. 

Hunt, Mary, 1797, 382. 
Mary 34, 384. 

Mary A. B., 380, note, 385. 
Mary Ann, 386. 
Mary A. (Savage), 387. 
Mary C, 385. 
Mary (McFadden), 386. 
Melancthon W., 384. 
Mianna, 73. 

Millicent (Wright), 383. 
Miriam, 1730, 382. 
Montgomery, 1777, 384, 385. 
Montgomery, Jr., 1816, 385. 
Phebe, 1733, 382. 
Ralph, 50, 62, 63, 73. 
Richard 32, 383. 
Robert, 1695, 3S0. 
Robert 12, 381. 
Rosanna, 1S12, 382. 
Ruth (Page), 382. 
Sally, 1794, 382. 
Samuel 3», 384. 
Sarah, 1736, 382. 
Sarah, d. 18 19, 383. 
Sarah (Staples), 382, 3^4. 
Susan A., 3S2. 
Susan (Willis), 382. 
Thomas, of Westchester, 1652, 52, 73, 

Thomas, of Westchester, 1756, 73. 
Thomas, of West Farms, 1666, 52, 58, 

59. 63-65, 69, 70, 73. 378, 379- 
Thomas 2, of West Farms, d. 1739, 

379, 380- 
Thomas 1°, of West Farms, d. 1749, 

Thomas is, of West Farms, d. 1808, 

61, 381, 383. 
Thomas 25, of West Farms, 383. 
Thomas 37, 384. 
Thomas 62, 386. 
Thomas E., Dr., 382. 
Thomas J., 1795, S^S. 3S6. 
Walter B., 1774, 384. 
Ward, 1739, 382, 384. 
Ward. Justice, 1810, 385, 386. 
Ward, Jr., 387. 
William A. A., 382. 
Hunter, David, 207. 

Index of Names and Places. 


Hunter, Peter, Lt.-Gov. of Upper Canada, 

Huntington, Caroline, 344. 
Huntington, N. Y., 128, note. 
Hunt's Point, N. Y., 57, 58, 60, 61, 381, 385. 
Huntting, Zerviah, 353. 
Huron Co., Ohio, 114. 
Hush, John, 370. 
Hussey, John, 361. 

Mary (Jessop), 359. 
Husted, Joseph, 273. 
Hyde, Adeline (Allen), 135. 

Arete, 1791, 134. 

Arete (Jesup), 1770, 134. 

Arete Jesup, 135. 

Ebenezer, 1800, 134. 

Edward, 1804, 135. 

Edward, Earl of Clarendon, 248, note. 

Edward, Gov. of New York, 248, note. 

Eleanor, 1793, 134. 

Elizabeth, 1669, 74, 80, 81, 134, note. 

Emma (Humphrey), 135. 

Harriet Eleanor, 136. 

Harriet Louisa (Adams), 136. 

Humphrey, 74, 134 and note, 239, 248. 

J. E., 386. 

John, 1642, 74. 

John, 94. 

John, 1795, 134. 

John S., Dea., 113, note, 136. 

Joseph, Dea., 1761, 134. 

Joseph, 1798, 134. 

Mar)^ 3S6. 

Mary Augusta, 136. 

Mary Louisa, 136. 

M}Tanda, 1798, 134. 

Rachel, 1S02, 134. 

Samuel, 1809, 136. 

Sarah (Burr), 135. 

Thirza Allen, 135. 

William Swift, 135. 
Hyde Park, X. Y., 123. 

Indianapolis, Ind., 363. 
Ingersoll, Elizabeth, 281. 

George, 281. 

Malvenia, 281. 

Simon, 279. 

Solomon, 279, 281. 

Ingles, Charies, 230. . 

Margaret ( ), 230. 

Inglis, William, Hon., 1S3. 
Ireland, Robert, 122, 123. 

Robert, Jr., 123. 
Isaacs, Benjamin, 278. 

Mary, 80. 
Isbell, Belle, 339. 
Isle aux Noix, Canada, 238. 
Ithaca, Mich., 195, 196. 

Jackson, Mich., 136. 
Jacksonville, Fla., 122, 281. 
Jacobus, Simon, 125. 
James, Abigail, 233. 

Henry, 216, 233 and note, 274. 

Jonathan, 296. 

Sarah, 274. 
Jay, John C, M.D., 382. 

Laura (Prime), 382. 

Peter A., 381. 
Jefferson, Or., 145. 
Jenkins, Sarah, 313. 
Jenks, David, 2S4. 

Rheua Amanda, 284. 
Jennings, Aaron, 106. 

Austin, 115. 

Eunice (Taylor), 106. 

Fred Mortimer, 317. 

Isaac, 353. 

Jesup Taylor, 106 and note. 

Mortimer James, 316, 317. 

Moses, 106. 

Wendell H., 317. 

William Jesup, Rev., 106. 
Jermain, John, 125. 
Jerome, Charles W., Prof., 167. 

Olivia J., 167. 

William, Rev., 167. 
Jersey City, N. J., 121. 
Jesop, Abigail, 1808, 303. 

Alexander, 1S16, 303, 337. 

Amy, 181 1, 303. 

Benjamin, 1776, 302. 

Betsey, 1S03, 303. 

Edward Finch, 303. 

Edwin, 1850, 337. 

Francena, 1842, 337. 

Mary, 1806, 303. 


Index of Names and Places. 

Jcsop, Sally, 1801, 303. 

Susan A. (Powell), 337. 

Tamson (Mead), 302. 

Walter, 1635, S'- 
Jesopp, Thomas, 1634, 31. 
Jessop, Abner, 363. 

Abraham, 176S, 370. 

Abraham, son of Charles, 372. 

Abraham, Jr., 372. 

Agnes, 1680, 9. 

Agnes ( ), 361, 365. 

Ahijah, 368. 

Alfred, 358, note, 368. 

Amanda C, 373. 

Amy, 368. 

Ann, 1778, 363. 

Ann, dau. of Thomas, Jr., 360. 

Ann, of Brancliffe, 10. 

Ann, of High Low, 10, 11. 

Ann (Frazier), 367. 

Ann (Gray), 363, 367 

Ann (Haisley), 368. 

Ann (Matthews), 359, 361. 

Ann (Owings), 371. 

Ann (Stansberry), 370. 

Ann (Wells), 372. 

Ann C. (Price), 373. 

Anna, 1629, 9. 

Anna, dau. of Jacob, 363. 

Anna (Brown), 370. 

Anna (Thomas), 368. 

Anna W., 372. 

Anne, 1640, 11. 

Anne, 1674, 11. 

Anne, 1784, 371. 

Anne (Goodrich), 1608, 10. 

Anne (Swift), 1531, 9, 14, 22. 

Annie (Lockman), 368. 

Arietta, 1782, 370. 

Asa, 368. 

Axia (Wells), 370. 

Barbara, 1679, 11. 

Barbara, 1697, 11, 13, note. 

Belinda, 367. 

Bertha, 1704, 12. 

Beulah, 367. 

Caleb, son of Thomas, Jr., 359, 361 

Carrie H., 368. 

Jessop, Catharine, 25. 

Catharine (D'Oyley), 10. 

Cecilia (Barry), 372. 

Cecilia P., 373. 

Celina (Vickets), 371. 

Charles, 1759, 370, 372. 

Charles, 1800, 371. 

Charles, 1802, 367. 

Charles, son of Edward, 368. 

Charles, 1806, son of Jonathan, 367. 

Charles, d. 1884, 372. 

Charles L., 372. 

Charles M., 373. 

Charles N., 372. 

Constantine, Rev., 19, note. 

Delilah, dau. of Nicholas, 371. 

Dominic B., 371. 

Dorothy, of Brancliffe, 10. 

Edith, 363. 

Edmund, 1578, 29. 

Edward, 1810, 367, 368. 

Edward, son of Nicholas, 371. 

Edwin, son of Joshua, 373. 

Eli, Dr., 367. 

Elijah, 363. 

Elizabeth, 1615,8. 

Elizabeth, 1671, il. 

Elizabeth, 1750, 370. 

Elizabeth, of Brancliffe, 10. 

Elizabeth, dau. of Edward, 368. 

Elizabeth, dau. of Isaac, 367. 

Elizabeth, dau. of Nicholas, 371. 

Elizabeth (Ashton), 372. 

Elizabeth (Haile), 373. 

Elizabeth (Teasdell), 1612, 8. 

Ellen (Ashton), 372. 

Elwood, 368. 

Emma M. (Booth), 373. 

Emotte, 1680, 9. 

Emotte (Charlesworth), 8. 

Esther, 1632, 10. 

Esther, 1762, 370. 

Esther, g'dau. of Thomas, Jr., 364. 

Florence, 372. 

Frances, 1636, 23. 

Frances (White), 22, note, 23. 

Francis, 1575, 9, 19, 20, 22, and note, 

Francis, d. 1878, 368. 

Index of Names and Places. 


Jessop, Francis, 1676, of Brancliffe, 9, 15. 
Francis, 1638, of Broom Hall, 9, 11, 

13, 18. 
Francis, 1749, of S wanton Morley, 

Eng., 24. 
. Francis, Rev., 1668, of Treeton, Eng., 

Francis, son of Samuel, M.D., 24. 
George, 1584, of Brancliffe, 9, 16. 
George, son of Charles, 372. 
George T., 372. 
George W., 373. 
Gertrude, 1621, 9. 
Gertrude M., 10. 
Hannah, dau. of Isaac, 367. 
Hannah, 1773, dau. of Thomas, Jr., 

360, 361. 
Hannah G., 368. 
Hannah (Pratt), 361, 364. 
Hannah (Teal), 371. 
Harriet, 1808, 372. 

Henry,. 1578, of Mendlesham, Eng., 29. 
Huldah, 367. 
Irene A., 368. 
Isaac, d. 1842, 365. 
Isaac, g'son of Thomas, Jr., 363, 367. 
Isaac, son of Nathan, 368. 
Isabella, 1701, 12. 
Jacob, d. 1818, 360, 363. 
Jacob, son of Thomas, Jr., 360, 361, 

James, Lord Darcy, 1733, i^, ^2. 
Jane, 1667, 11. 

Jane ( ), 366. 

Jane (South), 1637, 10. 

Jeannette M., 368. 

Jemima (Buck), 372. 

John, 1623, 9. 

John, son of Charles, 372. 

John, son of Isaac ^^^ ^68. 

John, son of Isaac 2 , 365. 

John, son of Thomas, Jr., 361. 

Jonathan, g'g'son of Thomas, Jr., 367. 

Jonathan, Rev., of Colkirk, Eng., 23. 

Jonathan, of York, Penn., 40, 360, 361, 

Jonathan, son of Edward, 368. 
Joseph, 1686, of Lancaster Co., Penn., 

369, note. 

Jessop, Joseph, son of Thomas, Jr., 359, 

360, 361, 363. 
Joseph U., 367. 
Joshua, 1796, 371. 
Joshua, 1806, 372, 373. 
Josiah, son of William, 364. 
Lawrence, 1 580, 8, 18. 
Levi, Dr., 368. 
Lizzie (Benton), 368. 
Lizzie (Rowland), 368. 
Luzena, 368. 
Lydia (Bosley), 371. 
Lydia (Haugh), 368. 
"Major," at battle of Waterloo, 5 

152, note. 
Margaret, 1582, 9. 
Margaret, 1613, 8. 
Margaret, 1781, 370. 
Margaret, dau. of Nicholas, 371. 
Margaret, of Brancliffe, 10. 
Margaret, of North Lees, Eng., 10. 
Margaret (Walker), 369. 
Martha, of Brancliffe, 10. 
Mary, 12. 
Mary, 1789, 371. 
Mary, of Brancliffe, 10. 
Mary, dau. of Charles, 372. 
Mary, dau. of John, 372. 
Mary, dau of Nathan, 36S. 
Mary, dau. of Thomas, Jr., 361. 
Mary, g'g'dau. of Thomas, Jr., 367. 

Mary ( ), 372. 

Mary (Bales), 361, 363. 
Mary (Bright), 10. 
Mary (Gorsuch), 372. 
Mary (Johnson), 372. 
Mary (Littig), 372. 
Mary (Pratt), 361, 364. 
Mary (Roberts), 368. 
Mary Ann, 367. 
Mary A. (Whitacre), 36S. 
Mary D. (Bedell), 367. 

MaryJI. ( ), 368. 

Mary J. (Slagle), 368. 

Massey (Sanders), 368. 

Miriam (Woodward), 368. 

Nathan, g'son of Thomas, Jr., 363, 

Nathan, son of Isaac, 368. 


Index of Names and Places. 

Jessop, Nicholas, 1757, 370, 371. 
Patience, 364. 

Phebe, dau. of Nathan, 368. 
Pratt, 364. 

Priscilla ( ), 361, 363. 

Priscilla (Williams), 368. 

Prudence, 367. 

Rachel (Cook), 365. 

Rebecca, g'g'dau. of Thomas, Jr., 367. 

Richard, 24. 

Richard, 1575, 9, 19. 

Richard, d. 1750, 24. 

Richard, g'g'son of Thomas, Jr., 367. 

Richard, of Brancliffe, 9. 

Richard, 1575, of Broom Hall, 7, 8, 

9, 22. 
Riley, Capt., 364. 
Roger, of Thurmscoe, 24. 
Ruth, g'dau. of Thomas, Jr., 364. 
Ruth (Gorsuch), 371. 
Sallie (Shaw), 368. 
Samuel, M. D., of East Bradenlaw, 

Samuel N., 368. 
Samuel, son of Timothy, 364. 
Samuel W., 372. 
Sarah, 1633, 9. 
Sarah, of Brancliffe, 10. 
Sarah, dau. of Thomas, Jr., 360, 361. 
Sarah, dau. of William, 364. 
Sarah, g'dau. of Thomas, Jr., 364. 
Sarah (Gray), 363, 368. 
Sarah (Lee), 363. 
Susan (Haile), 373. 
Susanna (Bridner), 372. 
Susanna (Updegraff), 365. 
Susannah, dau. of Samuel, M. D., '4. 
Susannah (Chubbs), 23. 
Thomas, 1638, 24. 
Thomas, 1722, of North Carolina, 33, 

358> 359- 
Thomas, Jr., 1722, of N. C, 358, 359, 

360, 361. 
Thomas, son of Thomas, Jr., 359, 361, 

Thomas, g'son of Thomas, Jr., 363, 

Thomas, g'g'son of Thomas, Jr., 367. 
Thomas, son of Nathan, 368. 

Jessop, Thomas, of Thurmscoe Hall, 25. 

Timothy, g'son of Thomas, Jr., 363. 

Timothy, Jr., 364. 

Timothy, son of Thomas, Jr., 359, 
361, 364- 

William, 1626, 9. 

William, 1634, 10. 

William, 1641, il. 

William, 1755, 370 and note. 

William, 1787, 371. 

William, 1791, 371, 372. 

William, 1814, 367. 

William, d. 1S66, 372. 

William, 1 789, the engineer, 5, note. 

William (Justice of the Peace), 1656, 
21, note. 

William, 1562, of Broom Hall, 9, 19. 

William, 1610, of Broom Hall, 10. 

William, 1664, of Broom Hall, 11, 14- 
18, 22. 

William, 1753, of Maryland, 33, 369. 

William, 1557, of Rotherham, 8. 

William, son of Edward, 368. 

William, son of Thomas, Jr., 361, 364. 

William W., 372. 

Wortley, 1633, ^o- 

Wortley, 1583, of Scofton, 9, 10, 19. 
Jessope, Mr., 1661, 31. 
Jessopp, Anne (Sympson), 25. 

Augustus, D. D., 21, and note, 26, 
note, 28. 

Roger, of Thurmscoe Hall, 24. 

Thomas, of Thurmscoe Hall, 25. 
Jessop's, Md., 366. 
Jessup, Abigail, 1727, 351. 

Abigail, 1761, 237. 

Abigail, 1769, 277. 

Abigail, 1785, 353. 

Abigail, 1800, 301. 

Abigail, d. 1824, 284. 

Abigail, dau. of Isaac, 357. 

Abigail, dau. of Isaac *, 350. 

Abigail, dau. of Isaac 38, 354. 

Abigail, dau. of Lewis, 350. 

Abigail ( ), 350. 

Abigail (Dibble), 234, 241. 

Abigail (Halt), 275. 

Abigail (James), 233. 

Abigail (Minor), 321. 

Index of Names and Places. 


Jessup, Abigail (Randall), 276. 
Abigail Yates, 327. 
Abilena, 1696, 79, 81. 
Abraham, 1771, 277. 
Abraham, 1773, 301. 
Abraham Mull, 163. 
Abram Mull, 1S36, 195. 
Ada E., 343. 

Adaline (Patterson), 331. 
Addison, 194. 

Adelaide B. (Dranguet), 303. 
Adelia (Gunney), 194. 
Albert, 352. 

Albert, son of Edward, 355. 
Albert, 1822, 355. 
Albert, son of Francis A., 355. 
Albert R., 302. 
Alexander C, 355, 356. 
Alfred D., 356. 
Alida Ann, 164. 
Alminah, 85, note, 215, note, 

note, 276, note, 294. 
Amanda, dau. of Daniel, 35S. 
Amanda E., 314. 
Amanda J. (Wheeler), 195. 
Amos, 1736, 271, and note, 273. 
Amos, 1772, 273. 
Amy, 1838, 326. 
Amy (Robertson), 326. 
Amzi A., 353. 
Andrew, 357. 

Andrew J., of Cincinnati, 358. 
Andrew Schermerhorn, 164, 196. 
Angelina, 1803, 2S9. 
Angeline, dau. of Joseph, 294. 
Ann, 1810, 354. 
Ann, d. 1856, 29S. 
Ann (Ferris), 303. 
Ann (Lockwood), 272. 

Ann A. ( ), 194. 

Ann Augusta, 324. 
Ann A. (Franklin), 343. 
Ann C. (Barnum), 342. 
Ann Eliza, 1820, 283. 
Ann Eliza, 1825, 302. 
Ann E. (Tippett), 314. 
Ann E. (Waterman), 329. 
Ann W., 1S23, of N. J., 376. 
Anna, 294. 


Jessup, Anna, 1S21, 355. 
Anna, d. 1835, 272. 
Anna Ford, 266. 
Anna Maria, 250. 
Lady Anna M. (Bowes), 250, and 

note, 252, 253. 
Annie G., 340. ' 

Annie (Lowden), 342. 

Annis (H ), 300. 

Antoinette, 342. 
Antoinette (Quintard), 341. 
Antoinette M., 342. 
Apollos, 17S2, 352. 
Archie G., 343. 
Arthur G., 330. 
Arthur Huron, 196. 
Asa S., 352. 
Augusta, 294. 
Augustus E., 355. 
Belle, 355. 
Belle (Isbell), 339. 
Benjamin, 1776, 277. 
Benjamin A., 333, 345. 
Benjamin F., 197. 
Benjamin H , 375, 377. 
Benjamin T., 1S13, 302, 332. 
Benjamin Y., 327. 
Bertha May, 196. 

Bethia ( ), 351. 

Bethia, 1751, 351. 

Bethia, dau. of Henry, 351. 

Bethia, dau. of Thomas, 351. 

Betsey, 1784, 284. 

Betsey, 1S02, 2S9. 

Betsey Ann, 287. 

Betsey (Town), 294. 

Betsey (Turner), 300. 

Blackman, d. 1826, 284. 

Bogart Lewis, 168. 

C. A. (Hathaway), 340. 

Caleb, son of Nathan, 355. 

Calvin, 1823, 363. 

Caroline, 303. 

Caroline (Huntington), 343. 

Caroline O., 324. 

Cassius M. Clay, 163. 

Catalina, 1818, 127. 

Catharine (Johnson), 332. 

Catharine (Shri%'er), 263. 


Index of Names and Places. 

Jessup, Catharine P., 302. 
Celeste C, 304. 
Charity, 1768, 352. 
Charity, dau. of Isaac, 354. 
Charles 23, of N. J., 376, 377. 
Charles, 1849, o^ N. J., 377. 
Charles, son of Joseph, 294. 
Charles A., 304. 
Charles A., 355, 356. 
Charles B., 342. 
Charles B., of N. J., 377, 
Charles E., 1847, 314, 339. 
Charles E., 1867, 342. 
Charles Edward, 1825, 283. 
Charles H., 1832, 321, 340. 
Charles H., 1838, 327. 
Charles H., 1858, 343. 
Charles H., Mrs., 285, note. 
Charles H., son of Wm., 330. 
Charles Henry, 1861, 196. 
Charles I., 339. 
Charles Melville, 194. 
Charles M., Jr., 194. 
Charles Odell, 194. 
Charles Odell, Jr., 194. 
Charles R. 325. 

Chloe, dau. of Wm., of N. Y., 373. 
Clara, 355. 
Clara, 356. 

Clara (Richardson), 164. 
Clara G., 304. 
Clarendon Ann E., 268. 
Clarissa, 1819, 353. 
Corinne M. V., 268. 
Cornelius, 1829, 128. 
Cornelius James, 283. 
Cornelius Schermerhorn, 127. 
Cynthia, 1788, 354. 
Daniel, 219, note, 
Daniel, 1761, 352. 
1 Daniel, 1780, 358. 

Daniel, 1795, 353- 355- 

Daniel, of Ind., 357. 

Daniel, son of William, of N. Y., 373. 

Daniel, son of William, of Ohio, 374. 

Daniel G., 341. 

David, 1749, 272. 

David, of Ohio, 357. 

David, son of John, 374. 

Jessup, David, son of William, of N. Y., 

David B., 364. 

David B., Jr., 364. 

Deborah, 1702, 79, 81, 83, 84, 293. 

Deborah, 1752, 272. 

Deborah (Mrs. Smyth), 248. 

Deborah (Stevens), 293. 

Deborah (Wilkins), 376. 

Deborah M., 322. 

Dency (Prudence), 1774, 352. 

Dimma, 1772, 273. 

Dora B., 343. 

Douglas W., 344. 

Ebenezer, 322. 

Ebenezer, 1714, 79, 81. 

Ebenezer, 1759, 352. 

Ebenezer, 1764, 276. 

Ebenezer, 1789, 353. 

Ebenezer, Col., 1739, 87, 203-208, 212, 
213, 215, 216, 218, 219, 221, 223- 
228, 230, 233, 234, 238, 239, 240 
241, 253, 254. 

Ebenezer, d. 1845, 272, 286. 

Ebenezer, Jr., 1800, 287, 321. 

Ebenezer J., 322. 

Edgar Nelson, 324. 

Edna, 324. 

Edward, 1723, 29. 

Edward, 1766, 225, 237, 249, 256. 

Edward, 176S, 287. 

Edward, 1794, 287. 

Edward, 1798, 287. 

Edward, 1801, 250, 262. 

Edward, 1814, 354. 

Edward, 1885, 268. 

Edward, d. 1833, 272. 

Edward, Rev., 356. 

Edward, son of Nathan, 355. 

Edward, Major, 1735, %■], 151, 204- 
208,212, 214, and note, 216, 218, 219, 
224-226, 228-230, 232, 234-236, 241. 

Edward, of Fairfield, 1663, 44, 62, 64, 
65, 6S-72, 74-81, 82, 89, 90, 134, note. 

Edward, of West Farms, N. Y., 1649, 

Edward B., 343. 

Edward Henry, 1819, 127, 168. 

Edward P., 1827, 325, 341. 

Index of Names and Places. 


Jessup, Edward Thomas, 164. 
Edwin, 1S13, 352. 
Edwin B., 330. 
Edwin L., 339. 
Egbert, iSiS, 352. 
E. L., 197. 

Eleanor (Schernierhorn), 163. 
Eleanor Annettie, 196. 
Eleanor E., 1S53, 164. 
Eleanor E., 1864, 195. 
Elias, Hon., 364. 
Elida, 324. 
Eliezur, 303. 
Eliza, 355. 
Eliza, 1S13, 250. 
Eliza, dau. of Daniel, 358. 
Eliza, dau. of Wm., of Ohio, 374. 
Eliza (Albertson), 376. 
Eliza (Mott), 324. 
Eliza (Stewart), 302. 
Elizabeth, 128. 
Elizabeth, 2S7. 
Elizabeth, 1670, 350. 
Elizabeth, 1693, 79> Si- 
Elizabeth, 1769, 276. 
Elizabeth, 1772, 248. 
Elizabeth, 1796, 356,357. 
Elizabeth, 18 13, 127. 
Elizabeth, 1824, 298. 
Elizabeth, dau. of Jeremiah, 350. 
Elizabeth22, of N. J., 376. 
Elizabeth, 1666, of West Farms, 59, 

64, 65. 
Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Hunt, Jr., 

Elizabeth (Ballinger), 375. 
Elizabeth (Blackman), 284. 
Elizabeth (Bowne), 2S7. 
Elizabeth (Dibble), 238, 243. 
Elizabeth (Hyde), 78, 81, 84. 
Elizabeth (Stuart), 352. 
Elizabeth (Studwell), 273, ^74. 
Elizabeth C, of N. J., 377. 
Elizabeth L., 377. 

Elizabeth L. ( ), 356. 

Elizabeth M. E., 197. 
Elizabeth R. (Pitt), 262. 
Elizabeth S., 266. 
Ellen (Clerkins), 339. 

Jessup, Elna May, 343. 
Emily, 1834, 331. 

Emily, 1S61, 194. 

Emily, dau. of Geo., 330. 

Emily Bowes, 266. 

Emily C, 344. 

Emma, 322. 

Emma F.( Evans), 346. 

Esther, 1S2S, 127. 

Esther 38,ofN. J., 377. 

Esther A. (Hancock), 377. 

Eunice (Herrick), 354. 

Eva Taylor, 304. 

Ezra, 1S25, of N. J., 376. 

Fannie, 352. 

Fannie (Pierson), 355. 

Fanny, 354. 

Fanny, 1792, 353 

Firman, 1824, of St. Louis, 357. 

Florence B., 345. 

Florence C, 304. 

Frances (Manette),323. 

Frances Augusta, 264. 

Frances M., 322. 

Francis A., 355. 

Frank, 330. 

Frank, 1S64, 194. 

Frank A., 196. 

Franklin, 289. 

Franklin C, 354. 

Franklin H., 324. 

Frederick, 294. 

Frederick, son of Francis A., 355. 

Freeman, 357. 

George, 1795, 276. 

George, 1S12, 298, 330. 

George, 1845, 355. 
George, d. 1S78, 300. 
George A., 354. 
George Covell, 250. 
George F., 327. 
George G., 352. 
George L., 326. 
George Lansing, 294. 
George Lincoln, 196. 
George P., 355. 
George Riker, 288. 
George W., 1842, 377. 
George W. ", of N. J., 377. 


Index of Names and Places. 

Jessup, George W. ^s, of N. J., 377. 

George W., son of Charles H., 330. 
George W., son of Daniel, 35S. 
George W., son of William, 330. 
Georgia A. (Bower), 343. 
Gershom, 1772, 273, 288. 
Gershom P., 324. 
Gertrude B. (Dego), 353. 
Glen Orson, 196. 
Gracie F., 346. 

Hamilton D., Dr., 233, 235, 250, 267. 
• Hannah, 303. 
Hannah, 350. 

Hannah, 1666, 62, 64, 71, 72. 
Hannah, 1685, 350. 
Hannah, 1739, 351. 
Hannah, 1771, 273, 352. 
Hannah, 1783, 276. 
Hannah, 17S9, 2S4 
Hannah, 1810, 298. 
Hannah, 181 2, 354. 
Hannah, of Greenwich, Conn., 78, 79, 

Hannah, dau. of Isaac, 358. 
Hannah (Budd), 354. 
Hannah (More), 340. 
Hannah (Seymour), 194. 
Hannah (Tarbell), 355. 
Hannah A., of N. J., 376. 
Hannah M. (Delamater), 168. 
Hannah O. (Ritch), 326. 
Harriet, 1790, 353. 
Harriet (Faren), 127, 
Harriet E., 332. 
Harvey, 1787, 351. 
Hattie E., 343. 
Henry, 330. 
Henry, 1681, 350, 351. 
Henry, 1743, 351, 352. 
Henry, 1776, 352. 
Henry, 1799, 289. 
Henry, 1810, 288. 
Henry, 1823, 353. 
Henry H., 1S08, 354. 
Henry H., Rev., 354. 
Henry James, 1762, 87, 238, 241, 

247, 250-253, 255. 
Henry Joseph, 250. 
Henry S., 355. 

Jessup, Hermon Delos, 196. 

Hester, dau. of Daniel, 358. 

Huntting C, 354. 

Ilia, 354. 

India B. 339. 

Isaac, 303. 

Isaac, 1673, 350- 

Isaac, 1732, 351. 

Isaac, 1757, 352, 354- 

Isaac, 1765, 276. 

Isaac, 1832, 324, 346. 

Isaac, son of Daniel, 358. 

Isaac, of Ind., 358. 

Isaac, of Ohio, iSoi, 357. 

Isaac Ellis, 324. 

Isaac Evans, 346. 

Isaac Knapp, 1798, 289, 323. 

Isaac M., 354. 

Isaac Mull, 1810, 126, 163. 

Isaac W., of N. J., 376. 

Isadora, dau. of William, of Ohio, 

Israel, of Ind., 357. 

Jacob, d. 1818, of N. C, 363. 

Jacob, Jr., d. 1830, 363. 

Jacob H., 358, note, 365. 

Jacob Schermerhorn, 1842, 164, 196. 

James, 1S04, 250, 263, 264. 

James, d. 181 7, 272, 284. 

James, d. 1881, of N. Y., 373, 374. 

James, son of Daniel, 358. 

James, of Indiana, 357. 

James, of Ireland, 375. 

James, 1769, of N. J., 375. 

James 8, of N. J., 375. 

James A., 268. 

James Edward, 197. 

James W., 327. 

Jane, 303. 

Jane, 18 16, 354. 

Jane, 1824, 355. 

Jane, 1787, 353. 

Jane, dau. of Francis A., 355. 

Jane (Bell), 374. 

Jane (Merritt), 330. 

Jane (Raynor), 352. 

Jane Ann, 127. 

Jane Eliza, 288. 

Jane Maria, 2S8. 

Index of Names and Places. 

Jessup, Jane Mull, 163. 

Jared, son of Nathan, 355. 

Jeannette, 355. 

Jeannette, 1819, 354. 

Jemima, 330. 

Jemima (Unthank), 363. 

Jennie, 330. 

Jeremiah, 219, note. 

Jeremiah, 1678, 350. 

Jeremiah, 1749, 351. 

Jeremiah, son of Jeremiah, 350. 

John, 300. 

John, 1671, 350. 

John, 1698, 350, 351. 

John, 1730, 351. 

John, 1734, 351. 352- 

John, 1771, 276, 293. 

John, 1794, 354- 

John, d. 1842, 298. 

John, d. 1851, son of Jacob, 363. 

John, son of Daniel, 35S. 

John, 1649, of Southampton, 3, note, 
20, 31, 32, 42, 52, 349. 

John 2, of Old Town (Southampton), 
N. Y., 350. 

John, of N. J., 356. 

John 7, of N. J., 375, 376. 

JohnZi, of N. J., 376. 

John, 1730, of N. J., 33. 

John, 1737, of N. J., 375- 

John, 1743, of N. J., 375- 

John, 1773. of ^'- J-' 375- 

John, 1827, of N. J., 376. 

John, 1794, of N. Y., 374- 

John, Jr., of N. Y., 374. 

John, son of William, of N. Y., 373. 

John, of Parke Co., Ind., 40. 

John Anson, 283. 

John B., 322. 

John C, 1844, 333. 343- 

John C, 1876, 344- 

John D., 330. 

John Delamater, 168. 

John E., 1839, 354- 

John Edward, 1S08, 126, 162. 

John H., 1802, 302. 

John H., 1842, 354. 

John Hamilton, 266. 

John Henrj', 1837, 163, 196. 


Jessup, John Henr>' Bowes, 239, 253, 255. 
John L., 326. 
John P., 1800, 294, 326. 
John S., 354- 

John Schermerhorn, 1S17, 127, 167. 
John v., 355. 
Jonathan, 303. 
Jonathan, 1734, 271, and note, 272, 

291, note. 
Jonathan, 1761, 272, 283. 
Jonathan, 1782, 276, 298. 
Jonathan, 1795, 2S5, 321. 
Jonathan, 182S, 363. 
Jonathan, d. 187S, 290, 326. 
Jonathan, 1707, of Greenwich, 78, 79, 

81,83,88, 271. 
Jonathan Trumbull, 181 1, 283, 292, 

Jonathan Trumbull, 1838, 314. 
Jorum, 1775, 276, 297. 
Joseph, 1699, of Stamford, 77, 78, 81. 

82, 85, 203, 204, 218, 233, 234. 
Joseph, Jr., Capt., 1737- "o. 203, 204, 
207, 208, 218, 233, 234, 237, 238, 241. 
Josephs, of X. J., 375. 376. 
Joseph, son of Samuel, 276, 294. 
Joseph A., 304. 
Joseph E., 343- 
Josephine, 1854, 342- 
Joshua Beal, iSii, 2S3, 303, 306, 308. 
Joshua Beal, 1S54, 314- 
Josiah, 1831, of N. J., 376- 
Josiah T., 352. 
Judson E., 343- 
Julia, 1820, 302. 
Julia (Ferris), 303. 

Julia Ann, 298. 

Julia Ann, 326. 

Julia M., 327. 

Julia S., 322. 

Julia S., 340. 

Juliana C, 332. 

Julius A., 1809, 283. 

Julius A., 1814, 283, 313- 

Julius A., 1850, 314, 339- 

Julius A., 1S78, 339. 

Kate, dau. of William, of Ohio, 374- 

Keturah ( ), 354- 

Keziah (Green), 283. 



Index of Names and Places. 

Jessup, Keziah Jane, 314. 
Laura (Hotchkiss), 374- 
Laura Ann, 321. 
Leah, 242, 243. 
Leah, 1741, 234. 
Leah, 1767, 247. 
Leah C. (Dego), 353. 
Leonard E., 343. 
Levi, 1793, 363. 
Lewis, 1774, 352. 
Lewis, 1821, 353. 
Lewis, d. i7S9,l35o- 
Lewis, d. 1862, 3CX1. 
Lloyd, 339. 

Louis Younglove, 128. 
Louisa, 194. 
Louisa, 326. 
Louisa, 1828, 302. 
Louisa, dau. of Henry S., 355. 
Lovina C. (Wheeler), 197. 
Lowden, 342. 
Lucina (Cooper), 162. 
Lucy, 1787, 284. 
Lucy, dau. of Nathan, 355. 
Lydia, of Indiana, 35S. 
Lydia, dau. of Stephen, 357. 
Madeline (Clayton), 304. 
Margaret, 355. 
Margaret (Cooper), 354. 
Margaret (Wittircer), 375. 
Margaret Ann, 127. 
Margaret J. (Russell), 322. 
Margaret R. (Dean), 196. 
Maria, 1808, 298. 
Maria, 1827, 127. 
Maria, d. 1881, 290. 
Maria (Keifer), 373. 
Maria Adeline, 2S8. 
Marietta, 1846, 163. 
Marietta, 1846, 164. 
Martha, 1763, 352. 
Martha, 1786, 354. 
Martha, dau. of Henry S., 355. 
Martha (Cooper), 376. 
Martha (Seely), 355. 
Mary, 326. 
Mary, 1761, 352. 
Mary, 1787, 353. 
Mary, 1798, 353. 

Jessup, Mary, 1815, 127. 
Mary, 1817, 302. 
Mary, 1817, 354- 
Mary, 1821, 352. 
Mary, 1835, 326. 
Mary, d. 1842, 273. 
Mary, 1850, 341. 
Mary, d. 1876, 290. 
Mary, dau. of Edward, 355. 
Mary, dau. of James, of N. J., 375- 
Mary, g'dau. of James, of N. J., 376. 
Mary, dau. of John, 374. 
Mary, dau. of John, of N. J., 375. 
Mary, dau. of Samuel, 303. 
Mary, of Southampton, 350. 
Mary, dau. of William, of N. Y., 373. 
Mary (Albertson), 354. 
Mary (Ferris), 290. 
Mary (Halsey), 352. 
Mary (Lippincott), 377. 
Mary (Nesmith), 345. 
Mary (Roberts), 377. 
Mary (Williams), 349. 
Mary A. (Pratt), 321. 
Mary A. (Sherry), 321. 
Mary Ann, 1800, 289. 
Mary Ann, 1834, 314. 
Mary A. C, 1789, 248. 
Mary E., 322. 
Mary E., 1824, 324. 
Mary E., 1873, 339. 
Mary E. (Punbridge), 332. 
Mary E. A., 263. 
Mary J., 352. 
Mary J. (Elliott), 343- 
Mary J. (Minor), 342. 
Mary J. (Van Duzer), 355. 
Mary L. A. (Latimer), 196. 
Mary Matilda, 127. 
Mary Orelia, 304. 
Mary Purdy, 325. 
Mary Viola, 195. 
Matthew, 1759, 352, 354. 
Maurice K., 339. 

Mehetabel ( ), 351. 

Mehetabel, 1747. 35i- 
Mehetabel, 1770, 352. 
Mercator, 354. 
Mercy (Schellinger), 354. 

Index of Names and Places. 


Jessup, Jrerilla, dau. of Daniel, 358. 
Minerva L. (Johnston), 288. 
Nancy, 1793, 353. 
Nancy, 1836, 331. 
Nancy, dau. of Daniel, 358. 
Nancy, dau. of Nathan, 355. 

Nancy (W ), 352. 

Nathan, 355. 

Nathan, 1736, 351. 

Nathan C, 354. 

Nathaniel, 1738, 271, and note, 274. 

Nathaniel, 1762, 274. 

Nathaniel, son of Isaac, 350. 

Nelson Johnson, 196. 

Noah, son of Daniel, 35S. 

Olive J. (Benton), 340. 

Oliver, 1835, 363. 

Oliver, son of Daniel, 358. 

Oliver, son of John, 374. 

Olivia J. (Jerome), 167. 

Orlena J., 167. 

Paris Robins, 326. 

Parmelia, dau. of Daniel, 358. 

Pell, 1S05, 2S8. 

Peter, d. 1802, 273, 290. 

Peter, 1822, 325. 

Peter, d. 1861, 290. 

Peter Ferris, 2S9. 

Petrus Von Fleming, 303. 

Phebe, 1749, 272. 

Phebe, 1765, 352. 

Phebe, 1838, 331. 

Phebe, d. 1861, 277, 300. 

Phebe, of Greenwich, 88. 

Phebe ( ),35i. 

Phebe (Holliday), 301. 
Phebe (Willdee), 326. 
Polly, 363. 
Polly M., 284. 
Priscilla, 363. 

Rachel, dau. of Stephen, 357. 
Rachel (Borton), 377. 
Rebecca (Armstrong), 353. 
Rebecca (Skelding), 2S6. 

Rheua ( ), 2S3. 

Rheua Skelding, 287. 
Rhoda (Knapp), 288, 289. 
Rhua I., 314. 
Richard M., 1821, 323. 

Jessup, Richard M., 1877, 346. 
Robert, Dr., 374. 
Robert J., 1852, 333, 344. 
Royal N., 345. 
Ruth, 1786, 353. 
Ruth, dau. of Lewis, 350. 
Sadie B., 339. 
Sally, 1806, 298. 
Sally Ann, 1800, 285. 
Samuel, 273. 
Samuel, Rev., 354. 
Samuel, 1763, 352, 353. 
Samuel, 1778, 276. 
Samuel, 1785, 300. 
Samuel, 1793, ^9°' 3-5- 
Samuel, 1S05, 298, 327. 
Samuel, 1828, 299. 
Samuel, d. 1812, 272, 275. 
Samuel, 1833, 355. 
Samuel, d. 1843, 303. 
Samuel, son of Amzi, 353. 
Samuel, son of Henry S., 355. 
Samuel H., 353. 
Samuel J., 343. 
Samuel J., 1831, 327, 342. 
Samuel Sylvanus, 302. 
Sarah, 1713, 79, Si. 
Sarah, 1726, 351. 
Sarah, 1764, 274. 
Sarah, 1770, 247. 
Sarah, 1772, 352. 
Sarah, 1773, 276. 
Sarah, 1S02, 294. 
Sarah, 1815, 302. 
Sarah, 1S26, 127. 
Sarah, d. 1S32, 290. 
Sarah, dau. of Jacob, 363. 
Sarah, dau. of John, 374. 
Sarah, dau. of Jonathan, 273. 
Sarah, 1771, of N. J., 375. 
Sarah, 1851, of N. J., 377. 
Sarah", of N. J., 376. 
Sarah24, of X. J., 376. 
Sarah, dau. of William, of X. Y., 373. 
Sarah (Guernsey), 297, 29S. 
Sarah (James), 274. 
Sarah (Jenkins), 313. 
Sarah (Lockwood), 289, 290. 
Sarah (Purdy), 325. 

420 Index of Names and Places. 

Jessup, Sarah (Seely), 355. 
Sarah (Weed), 326. 
Sarah (West), 375. 
Sarah (Wood), 376. 
Sarah A. (Bell), 330. 
Sarah A. (Yates), 327. 
Sarah E., 342. 
Sarah E. (Cogswell), 299. 
Sarah E. (Crane), 353. 
Sarah J., 304. 
Sarah Jane, 1S36, 327. 
Sarah Jeannette, 283. 
Sarah M., 354. 
Sarah S., 1828, 355. 
Sarah S., dau. of William A., 355. 
Sarah Seikins, 1808, 29S. , 
Selah S., 355. 

Sibyl ( ), 351- 

Silas, 1779, 352. 

Silas, son of Lewis, 350. 

Silas, of Parke Co., Ind., 40, note. 

Silas E., 352. 

Silas H., 352. 

Silvanus, d. 1812, 272, 276. 

S. M., 1833, 363. 

Sophia M. G., 263. 

Sophia M. (Trudeaux), 267. 

Sophronia, 373, note, 374. 

S. R., Dr., of Oregon, 363. 

Stephen, 1743, 351. 

Stephen, son of Daniel, 358. 

Stephen, son of Isaac, 350. 

Stephen, of New Jersey, 356, 357. 

Stephen, of Ohio, 356, 357. 

Stephen C, 343. 

Stephen W., 1830, 325, 342. 

Stephen W., 1865, 342. 

Susan, 1800, 290. 

Susan, 1808, 302. 

Susan, dau. of Samuel, 303. 

Susan (Dibble), 303. 

Susan (Raynor), 352. 

Susan M., 352. 

Susannah (Covell), 249. 

Sylvanus, 1779, 352. 

Sylvester, 1800, 353. 

Tarbell, son of Nathan, 355. 

Theodore, 355. 

Theodore F., 355. 

Jessup, Thomas, 1745, 351. 
Thomas, 1767, 273, 274. 
Thomas, 1810, 353. 
Thomas, 1839, 355. 
Thomas, d. 1684, 349. 
Thomas, Dea., 1721, 351. 
Thomas, of Old Town (Southamp- 
ton), 350. 
Timothy, d. 1808, 273, 289. 
Walter, of Indiana, 358. 
West 11, of N. J., 375, 376. 
William, 330 and note. 
William, 1754, of N. Y., 373. 
William, 1768, of Scotland, 33. 
William, 1790, 353. 
William, 1796, 287. 
William, 1803, 288. 
William, Judge, 1797, 353, 354. 
William, 1797, of Ohio, 373. 
William, 1810, 302, 331. 
William, 1811,298. 
William, 1819, 352. 
William, d. 1865, 298, 329. 
William, of Cleves, Ohio, 373, note. 

William, son of Isaac, 354. 
William, son of John, 374. 
William, of Montrose, Penn., 40. 
William 20, of N. J., 376, 377. 
William, son of Thomas, Jr., 359. 
William H., Judge, 354. 
William A., 1 821, 358, note, 363. 
William A., 1826, 355. 
William C, 340. 
William Henry, 1806, 298. 
William Henry, 1810, 300. 
William Henry, 1844, 332, 343. 
William Henry, 1882, 343. 
William Henry, son of Joseph, 294. 
William J., 1S27, 287, 322, 340. 
William L., 324. 
William Seymour, 194. 
William T., 196. 
Zaire E. A., 268. 
Zebulon, 1755.351,353- 
Zebulon, 1817, 353. 
Zeruiah (Collins), 355. 
Zerviah (Huntting), 353. 
Jessup, Parke Co., Ind., 40. 

Index of Names and Places. 


Jessupp, Elizabeth, 34. 

Henrie, 34. 

Henry, 34. 

Richard, 34. 
Jessup's Cut, Maryland, 40. 
Jessup's Falls, N. Y., 39, 85, 215, 216, 
Jessup's Ferry, N. Y., 215. 
Jessup's Landing, N. Y., 39,110,214,215 
Jessup's P. O., Maryland, 40. 
Jesup, Abby (Sherwood), 177, note. 

Abigail, 1731, 91, 93, 106. 

Abigail, 1778, 116. 

Abigail (Raymond), 1770, 118. 

Abigail (Sherwood), 177. 

Abigail (Squire), 115. 

Albertine (Schermerhorn), 127. 

Angeline, 1802, 134. 

Ann, 1774, 112. 

Ann, 1776, 112. 

Ann Heron (Croghan), 148. 

AnnO., 158. 

Ann (O'Neill), 117. 

Anna S. (Beach), 199. 

Anna (Wynkoop), 1756, 116. 

Arete, 1770, 115. 

Arthur Henry, 180. 

Aurilla, 1795, 118. 

Barker, 191. 

Benjamin, 1800, 108, note, 117, 146, 

Benjamin, 1766, iii, 119, 146. 

Betsey, 1796, 118. 

Blackleach, Jr., 1764, in, 118. 

Blackleach, 1735, 91, 93, loS-ilO, 237. 

Caledonia, 1825, 158. 

Caledonia Osburn, 158. 

Caroline, 1798, 133. 

Caroline, 1802, 133. 

Caroline, 1846, 148. 

Caroline Charity Burr, 179. 

Catharine Behn, 176. 

Charity B. (Sherwood), 172, 177, note. 

Charles, 1781, 117. 

Charles, 1796, 133, 14c, note, 177. 

Charles Augustus, 179. 

Charles Edward, 156. 

Chas. Mortimer, 199. 

Charles Odell, 161, 194. 

Charles W., 148. 

Jesup, Charlotte, 1813, 142. 
Charlotte Eunice, 148. 
Ebenezer, Dr., 1739, 91 and note, 93, 

loS, 109, 113-116, 170. 
Ebenezer, Capt., 176S, iii. 
Ebenezer, Major, 1768, 115, 128-133, 

140, 142, 143, 201. 
Ebenezer, Col., 1S05, 134, 140, note, 

179, note, 182-184. 
Ebenezer, 1S39, 180. 
Edward, of Green's Farms, 1697, 77, 

89-94, 151, 182, note. 
Edward, 1772, 115. 
Edward, 1780, 116, 142. 
Edward Squire, 1809, 142. 
Edward Squire, iSii, 142. 
Edwin, 1794, 133, 175. 
Edwin, 1827, 176, 198. 
Edwin Thomas, 198. 
E£6e (Crook), 202. 
Eleanor, 1775, 116. 
Eleanor (Andrews), 115. 
Eliza, 1814, 158. 
Elizabeth, 1728, 91, 92. 
Elizabeth, 1786, 112. 
Elizabeth (Condy), 119. 
Elizabeth (Hyde), 74. 
Elizabeth (Mrs. Pentz), 119. 
Elizabeth B. (Friend), 158. 
Elizabeth Cornelia, 161. 
Elizabeth Corning, 176. 
Elizabeth Croghan, 156. 
Eliza Hancock, 156. 
Esther, 1777, 112. 
Esther (Judah), 142, 143. 
Emily, 161. 
Emma, 1837, i8c. 
Eunice (Hanford), 1790, 117. 
Flora, 198. 
Florence M., 202. 
Francis, 1851, 189. 
Francis W., 1800, 133, 140, note, 179, 

note, 180. 
Francis W., Jr., 1844, 181, 202. 
Frederick Sherwood, 179. 
Garietta (Mull), 126. 
George, 1790, 112. 
George W., 158. 
Gertrude (Richards), 119. 


Index of Names and Places. 

Jesup, Harriet, 1793, 116. 
Harry, 188. 
Hattie Nelson, 1S8. 
Henry, 1784, 112, 126. 
Henry Griswold, Rev., 175. 
Henry Myrick, 199. 
Hetty Wakeman, 184. 
Isaac, 1787, 112, 127. 
James, 1810, 134. 
James Behn, 176, 198. 
James Edward, 1762, 11 1, 117. 
James Edward, 1820, 1 58, 187. 
James Grooms, 188. 
James Riley, 132, 175, 197. 
James Riley, Jr., 198. 
Jane Findlay, 156. 
John, 1794, 117. 
John Egbert, 189. 
John Friend, 1824, 158, 188. 
John Herman Behn, 176. 
Joseph, 1759, III, 116. 
Joseph, 1806, 117. 
Joseph B., 148. 
Judith C, 158. 
Julia B. (Thomas), 198. 
Julia Clark, 156. 
Julia F. (Wakeman), 95, 96, 182. 
Julia Lee, 189. 
Kate J., 187. 

Katharine (Sydner), 156. 
Louisa, 1819, 161. 
Louisa, 1807, 142. 
Louisa, 1841, 180. 
Louisa Hanford, 180. 
Lucius, 1849, 1S9. 
Lucy Ann, 156. 
Lucy (Long), 187. 
Luella Dixie, 189. 
Lydia, 1791, 118. 
Lydia (Lippitt), 146. 
Mahaly Elizabeth, 189. 
Mamie Charles, 18S. 
Margarette, 1819, 158. 
Maria Charity, 197. 
Maria V. A. (De Witt), 200. 
Maria, 1801, 119. 
Martha, 1742, 91, 93. 
Martha, 1782, 116. 
Martha, 1785, 116. 

Jesup, Mary, 1729, 91, 93, 104. 
Mary, 1769, 112. 
Mary, 1790, 118. 
Mary (Black), 198. 
Mary (Comstock), 1744, 112. 
Mary (Kellogg), 112. 
Mary (Lamont), 198. 
Mary (Thompson), 187. 
Mary A. (Briden), 176. 
Mary A. (Hanford), 180. 
Mary Ann, 1794, 116. 
Mary Ann, 162. 
Mary H. (Riley), 173. 
Mary L. (Wilson), 197. 
Mary Maud, 198. 
Mary M. (Styer), 119. 
Mary Sarah, 175. 
Mary Serena Eliza, 156. 
Mira S. (Hall), 198. 
Morris Ketchum, 2, 40, 133, iSo, 200. 
Nancy (Odell), 161, 162. 
Nannie, 1S7. 

Nannie M. (Barker), 191. 
NarcissaE. (Wilkins), 188. 
Nellie Thomas, 188. 
Polly (Fillow), 119. 
Richard, 1781, 112. 
Richard, 1782, 112. 
Richard M., 1826, 179, 199. 
Richard M., 1878, 199. 
Robert Hall, 199. 
Sallie, 191. 
Sally, 1S05, 119. 
Samuel, 1771, 112. 
Samuel, 1779, 112. 
Samuel Blackleach, 1792, 118, 156, 

Samuel B. S., 180. 
Sarah, 118. 
Sarah, 1726, 91, 92. 
Sarah, 1761, iii. 
Sarah, 1773, 112. 
Sarah, 1775, 116. 

Sarah (Blackleach), 89, 91-93, 96. 
Sarah (Martin), 158. 
Sarah (Stebbins), ill. 
Sarah (Wright), 128. 
Sarah Adaline, 189. 
Sarah Frances, 158. 

Index of Names and Places. 


Jesup, Sarah Jane, iSo. 

Sarah Stebbins, 1797, 117. 

Sarah Stebbins, 1834, 148. 

Sarah Wright, 176. 

Susan B., 187. 

Susan (Bransel, 158. 

Susannah (Betts), 17S0, 117. 

Thomas Samuel, 1S7. 

Thomas S., Major-Gen., 1788, 39, 117, 
118,146-155, 186,238,248,253. 

Virginia, 1S28, 158. 

Virginia Elizabeth, 15S. 

Waterman, 1S29, 148. 

William, 1793, ^^S, 161. 

William Burr, 173, 197. 

William Croghan, 156. 

William Henrj-, 1791, 132, 133, 169, 
173, 179, note. 

William Houston, 158, 191. 

William Thomas, 189. 

William Wilson, 1794, liS, 158. 

WinfieldT., 158. 

Zadok Raj-mond, 1S03, 119. 
Jesup, Antelope Co., Neb., 40. 
Jesup, Buchanan Co., Iowa, 40. 
Jesup Lake, Florida, 39. 
Jesup, Wayne Co., Geu., 40. 
Johnson, Arthur B., 387. 

Catharine, 332. 

Charles W., 373. 

Sir Guy, 205, 230. 

Sir John, 217, 219, 226, 228, 230. 

Lady John, 218, and note. 

Jonathan, 361. 

Sir William, 205, 207, 208, 213, 217. 
Johnston, David S., 2S8. 
Johnstowm, N. Y., 205. 
Joliet, 111., 167. 
Jones, Blanche Elma, 270. 

Calvin, 315. 

Catharine M. (Checkley), 269. 

Clara E., 315. 

Clara Gertrude, 270. 

Daniel, 226. 

David, 226. 

Eliza (Jessup), 1S13, 268. 

Emily Eliza, 270. 

Foland, 304. 

George, 269. 

Jones, Georgina Stacey, 270. 

Harriet F., 270. 

James Stuart, 270. 

Jonathan, 207. 

Mar)' Stuart, 270. 

Mary Stuart, 1S40, 270. 

Ormond, 26S. 

Ormond, Jr., 270. 

Susan M., 270. 

Thomas, 230. 

Walter H., 315. 

Wm. Hamilton, 269. 
Jonesville, Mich., 125, 126. 
Joseph, Edward, 34. 
Joseph, alias Jesope, Isabel, 1634, 34. 
Joseph, alias Jessupp, Henry, 1622, 34. 
Onessemus, 34. 
Judah, David, 142.. 
Judge, Edgar, 166. 
Jupiter Inlet, Florida, 153. 

Kane Co., 111., 127. 
Kane, John, 230. 

Roger, Capt, 278. 
Kansas City, Mo., loi, 167, 314. 
Kavanaugh, J. Willis, 119. 
Kay, Isaac, 376. 

Joseph, 376. 
Keeler, Daniel, 285. 

Florence Dunning, 160. 

Lewis D., 160. 

Maude Purdy, 160. 

Silas, 2S6. 
Keene, Andrew P. S., 230. 
Keeney, Emerson M., 167. 
Keifer, Maria, 373. 
Kelstrom, Eng., 10. 
Kempe, John Tabor, 230. 
Kemper, Daniel, 1S5. 

George W., 120. 
Kendall, David, 368. 
Kendall, 111., 355. 
Kenilworth, Eng., 173, note. 
Kent, Conn., 169. 
Kent Count)', Eng., 3, 34. 
Kent, Moss, 113, note, 197. 
Ketcham, Bertha (Richardson), 53, note. 

John. Lieut., 53, note, 65. 

Joseph, 53, note. 


Index of Names and Places, 

Key West, Florida, 137. 
Kieft, William, Gov., 63. 
Kinderhook, N. Y., 195, 208, note. 
King, Rufus, 1S5. 
Kingsland, Cornelia, 291. 

Daniel, 291. 

Josephine, 291. 

Peter, 291. 
Kingsley, Frank, 317. 

Lillie, 317. 

William, 317. 
Kingston, Canada, 248. 
Kingston, N. Y., 229. 
Kirk, Elisha, 365. 
Kissam, Daniel, Sr., 230. 
Knapp, Enos, 289. 

Henry, 303. 

John, 275. 

Rhoda, 288. 

Timothy, of Conn., 271, and note. 

Timothy, of N. Y., 207. 
Knight, John, 368. 
Knoxville, Tenn., 355. 

Lacey, Rowland B., 131, note. 
Lachine, Canada, 227. 
Lafayette, Ind., 305. 
Lake Jesup, Florida, 153. 
Lamont, Charles A., 198. 

Mary, 198. 
Lancaster County, Eng., 9. 
Landes, Edna (Powell), 281. 
Lane, Charles, 280. 

Charles, 362. 

Deborah A. (White), 280. 

Edward Augustus, 280. 

Edward B., 280. 

Eleanor, 280. 

Fanny (Kipp), 280. 

Grace Dibble, 280. 

Louisa Henry, 280. 

Mary Anna, 280. 

Theodore, 1846, 280. 

Virginia Wicks, 280. 
Lanier, Thaddeus A., 194. 
Lansing, Mich., 386. 
La Porte, Ind., 268, 328, 357. 
Latimer, Mary L. A., 196. 
Lauronson, John, 50, 51. 

Lawrence, Ada, 323. 

Archianna (Hicks), 323. 

Charles M., 323. 

Edwin, 323. 

Emma, 323. 

Helen E. (Townsend), 323. 

Sir Henry, 258, note, 259, note. 

Herbert, 323. 

Herbert, Jr., 323. 

John, 59. 

Julia, 323. 

Thomas, 59. 

Wallace, 323. 
Layne, Ann O'N. (Jesup), 1822, 188. 

Edward, 188. 

G. B., 188. 

G. W., 188. 

H. Fenimore, 188. 

Julia B., 188. 

Lizzie, 188. 

William Jesup, 188. 
Layton, John, 50, 51. 
Leadbetter, James, 212. 
Leake, Frances (Swift), 14, note. 

Sir Francis, 14, note. 

Robert, 230. 
Leavenworth, John M., 318. 

Lyman De F., 318. 
Leavins, Thurlow, 216. 
Lebanon, Conn., 169. 
Ledyard, N. Y., 299. 
Leeds, Carey, 276. 
Leeds County, Canada, 233. 
Leggett, Elizabeth, 59. 

Elizabeth (Richardson), 53, note. 

Gabriel, 53, note, 59, 380. 

John, 380. 
Lemont, 111., 169. 
Lester, George, 386. 

Martin, 1668, 16. 
Lewis, Albertine, 1835, i66. 

Albertine Maria, 166. 

Catalina, 1836, 166. 

Ellen Elizabeth, 166. 

Isaac, Rev., 112. 
Lewis, Mary (Jessup), 1815, 165, 167. 

William, 371. 

William Jacob, 165. 
Lexington, Va., 288. 

Index of Names and Places, 


Leyden, Holland, 9, 20. 
Liberty, N. Y., 98. 
Lincolnshire, Eng., 3, 9, 19, 22. 
Linsly, John H., 345. 
Lippincott, Mary, 377. 
Lippitt, Lydia, 146. 
Lisbon, N. IL, 100. 
Litchfield, Conn., 145. 
Litchfield, Ohio, 299. 
Lloyd, Henry, Sr., 231. 

Nancy C, 318. 

"Wilson Cook, 31S. 
Lockhart, T., 363. 
Lockport, N. Y., 334. 
Lockwood, Abigail Jane, 293. 

Addie, 291. 

Albert Lewis, 166. 

Alfred W., 325. 

Ann, 272. 

Ann B., 337. 

Ann Maria, 291. 

Anna, 291. 

Anna Maria, 1835, 291. 

Annie (Skidmore), 325. 

Benjamin P., 325. 

Betsey, 1810, 292. 

Betsey, 1812, 292. 

Charles N., 166. 

Daniel, 2S9, 292. 

David Lyman, 292. 

Eldon E., 1834, 305, 337. 

Elethea, 1819, 324. 

Elethea, 1830, 291. 

Elizabeth (Tice), 291. 

E. M. (Andress), 337. 

Emily (McComb), 325. 

Enos Beal, 291. 

Enos Bennet, 291. 

Frances L., 324. 

Francis Peter, 291. 

Frank, 337. 

Frederick, 324. 

George A., 338. 

Geo. Benedict, 166. 

George M., 325. 

Gershom, 272, 291, note. 

Gertrude L., 325. 

Hannah, 1798, 291. 

Hannah (Jessup), 177 1, 290. 

Lockwood, Harriet, 291. 
Harriet, 1S48, 304, 305. 
Harriet (Hill), 304. 
Harriet A., 338. 
Harriet E., 337. 

Henry, son of Timothy J., Sr., 291. 
Henry, son of Timothy J., Jr., 291. 
Isaac J., 325. 
James, 285. 
Jerusha, 1804, 291. 
Jesse M., 337. 
John, 69. 
John, 90. 
John, 291. 

Joseph, 64, 68, 69, and note, 71, 72, 75. 
Joseph, 1830, 325. 
Luke A., 325. 
Luke v., 325. 
Maria, 291. 
Mary, 291. 

Mary (Hubbard), 292. 
Mary A., 337. 
Mary A. (Downing), 291. 
Mary A. (Jessup), 1800, 324. 
Mary E. (Jackson), 325. 
Mary Eliza, 292. 
Mary L. (Hendrie), 291, 
Mary L. (Lyon), 325. 
Nellie B., 338. 
Paul, 338. 
Paul A., 338. 
Peter, 291. 
Peter, 1807, 291. 
Philip, 289. 
Rheua Ann, 292. 
Rhoda E., 324. 
Richard M., 325. 
Robert, 68. 
Rose A., 304, 305. 
Rufus Allen, 1804, 292. 
Rufus Allen, 181 1, 304-306. 
Rufus Allen, 1845, 304, 305 and note, 

Rufus Allen, 1872, 338. 
Samuel Pierson, 166. 
S. A. (Babb), 338. 
Sarah, 69. 
Sarah, 289. 
Sarah, 1796, 291. 


Index of Names and Places. 

Lockwood, Sarah (Jessup), 1799, 292. 

Sarah Elizabeth, 291. 

Solomon M., 1814, 292. 

Solomon M., 1818, 292. 

Susanna, 68. 

Theodora L., 325. 

Timothy Jessup, 1809, 291, 

Timothy Jessup, Jr., 291. 

Timothy Jessup, 3d, 291. 

William, 337. 

William A., 292. 

Zenobia A., 305. 
Logansport, Ind., 168. 
London, Eng., 238, 241, 256. 
Longford County, Ireland, 5. 
Long Island, N. Y., 20, 43, 44, 50, 51, 

Long Island Sound, 113. 
Long, Lucy, 187. 

Stephen H., Col., 356. 
Long Ridge, Conn., 279. 
Longueuil, Canada, 268. 
Looney, Norris H., 145. 

William Herbert, 145. 
Lord, Benjamin, 376. 

Elizabeth, 376. 

Esther, 376. 

James, 376. 

John, 376. 

Joshua, 375. 

Mary, 376. 

Sarah (Jessup), 375. 
Louisville, Kentucky, 116, 135, note, 148. 
Low, Isaac, 230. 
Lower, M. A., 34. 
Ludington, Joseph, 166. 

Mary Albertine, 166. 

Susan Ellen, 166. 
Ludlow, Gabriel, 230. 

George Duncan, 230. 

Roger, 41, 42. 
Luzerne, N. Y., 85, 207, 214, 216. 

McAdam, William, 230. 
McAlpine, Daniel, Capt., 224. 
Macartney, George, Earl of, 251. 
McCan, Ann E. (Jessup), 1820, 306, 314. 

Clinton P., 314. 

Francis A., 314. 

McCan, Jessup Oscar, 314. 

William F., 314. 
McCartney, William, 386. 
McClusky, John, 286. 
McFadden, Mary, 386. 
Macilvain, Mrs. George, 254, 256. 
Mackie, Charlotte Louisa, 138. 

Edward Wood, 138. 

Eleanor Jesup, 138. 

George Frederick, 138. 

Gertrude Elizabeth, 138. 

Harriet Augusta, 138. 

Henry Augustus, 138. 

John Fletcher, 138. 

John Walter, 138. 

Juliet Wood, 138. 

Mary Fletcher, 138. 
McNair, John, Rev., 382. 
Macon, Ga., 368. 
Madagascar, Island of, 380. 
Maddy, Finetta (Hale), 261. 

John, D.D., 245, 260, 261. 

Mary E., 260. 

Sara Elizabeth, 261. 

Sarah (Jessup), 1770, 244, 246, 254, 

Susan Moore, 260. 
Madison, Ga., 288. 
Madras, India, 256, 257. 
Mahan, D. H., Prof., 141, note. 
Maisterson, Richard, 20. 
Malta, N. Y., 159. 
Maltbie, Jonathan, Capt., 81. 

Jonathan, 275. 
Manchester, Eng., 369. 
Manchester, N. H., 100. 
Manette, Frances, 323. 
Manhattan Island, 45. 
Mann, Catharine (Couch), 1822, 102. 

Henry, 102. 

Jessie, 102. 

Orville, 102. 

Quincy A., 102. 
Mansfield, Daniel, Rev., 317. 
Margate, Eng., 244. 
Marianna, Florida, 136. 
Marion Co., Ind., 367, 368. 
Marion, Ohio, 98, note. 
Markham, Belle, 121. 

Index of Names and Places. 


Markham, William, 121. 

William, Jr., 121. 
Marsh, Charles, Dr., 322. 

Jonathan, 95. 

Julia, 1833, 323. 

Rheua S. (Jessup), 1810, 322. 
Marshall, Elihu, 275. 

Henry, 373. 
Marsland, Clarence, 122. 

Cora, 122. 

Edward, 122. 

Louise, 122. 

May (La France), 122. 
Mart, Alhambra, 315. 

Andrew, 315. 

Benjamin F., 315. 

Charles Owen, 315. 

Elma Jane, 315. 

Eva, 315. 

Frederick, 315. 

Jeannette E., 315. 

Jeremiah Oscar, 315. 

Joseph Erwin, 315. 

Samuel Orville, 315. 

Sarah E., 315. 
Martin, Sarah, 158. 
Martinsville, Ohio, 284. 
Mason Co., Ky., 117. 
Mason, Mrs. Daniel P., 104, note. 
Matherton, Mich., 163, 164, 197. 
Matson, Isaac, 207. 
Matthews, Ann, 359. 
Maximus Farms (Green's Farms), 67, (&, 

Mead A. (Sterling), 301. 

Abigail (Jessup), 300. 

Abraham, iSoi, 301. 

Alexander, 1799, 301. 

Almira (Dickerman), 301. 

Alvin, 300. 

Amaziah, 300. 

Ann Delia, 301. 

Betsey (Jesup), 118. 

Betsey (Reed), 301. 

Charles, 273. 

Charlotte (Ambler), 301. 

Charlotte, E. S. 301. 

Edward, 302. 

Franklin, 160. 

Mead, Frederick, 160. 

George, 162. 

George Comstock, 160. 

Isaac, iSoS, 301. 

John Dunning, 160. 

Joseph, 48. 

Mary, 1805, 301- 

Mary (Finch), 276. 

Mary Ann, 160. 

Mary E. (Ilorton), 301. 

Nancy (Mead), 301. 

Nehemiah, 160. 

Oliver A., 184. 

Pauline A., 160. 

Phebe, 1803, 301. 

Philip, Dr., 118, 119. 

Russell, 1S05, 160. 

Sylvester, 160. 

William, 1795, 3°°- 
Meads, Benjamin, 371. 
Meeker, Daniel, 75. 

John, 75. 
Melbourne, Australia, 123. 
Memphis, Tenn., 180, 314. 
Mendenhall, Robert, 368. 
Mendlesham, Eng., 29. 
Merida, Yucatan, 335. 
Meriden, Conn., 316. 
Merryman, Levi, 372. 
Miami, Mo , 314, 339. 
Mickles, Lovel G., 126. 
Middleborough (Newtown), N. Y., 44, 45, 

and note, 48, 49, 50, 51. 
Middle Patent, N. Y., 86. 
Middlesex, Conn., 80, 84. 
Middletown, Conn., 173, note. 
Middletown, N. Y., 354. 
Mifflin, Samuel, 375. 
Milan, Ohio, 134, 135. 
Mileham, Eng., 24. 
Milledgeville, Ga., 2S8. 
Milledoler, Philip, Rev., 297. 
Miller, Dederick, 207. 

Delazon, E., 159. 

Elbin, 159. 

Elisha D., 159. 

Eliza Jane, 159. 

Elizabeth A., 159. 

Emily C, 159. 


Index of Names and Places. 

Miller, Emogine (Abbey), 159. 

Frances, 159. 

Jane Eliza, 159. 

Jehiel J., 159. 

Lewis T., 125. 

Moses R., 159. 

Olivia (Still well), 159- 

Zadoc Jesup, 159. 
Millersburgh, Iowa, 299. 
Millhouse, Robert, 367. 
Mills, Hur, 364. 

James L., 353. 
Milton, Ind., 362. 
Milton, N. Y., 168. 
Milwaukee, Wis., loi. 
Miner, Erwin L., 331. 

William H., 331. 
Minneapolis, Minn., 198. 
Minor, Abigail, 321. 

Edward J., 327. 

Edward M., 327. 

Jennie, 327. 

John, 286. 

Joseph E., 327. 

Josephine E., 327. 

Mary J., 342. 
Mishawaka, Ind., 169. 
Mitchell, Chloe (Willson), 374. 

William, Hon., 183. 
Monk, Viscount, Gov.-Gen. of Canada, 

Monmouth, N. J., 274. 
Monroe, Louisiana, 294. 
Montpelier, Vt., loi. 
Montreal, Canada, 166, 173, not.', 205, 

Montrose, Penn., 354. 
Moore, Bloomfield H., 356. 

Clara (Jessup), 356. 

Sir Henry, Gov. of N. Y., 207. 

John, Rev., 43. 
More, Hannah, 340. 
Morehouse, Abraham, 106. 

Edward, 1748, 104. 

Gideon, 1746, 104. 

Gideon, 1753, 104. 

Jehu, 84. 

John, 1745, 93- 

John, 1751, 104. 

Morehouse, Joseph, 1753, ^°4- 

Lydia, 84. 

Mary, 1749, 104. 

Mary (Jesup), 93, 103, 104. 

Mary (Taylor), 106. 

Sarah, 84. 
Morgan, Angeline (Jesup), 1802, 181. 

Angeline Jesup, 181. 

Ann A. (Jessup), 1828, 345. 

Archippus, Major, 181. 

Chapman H., 345. 

Charles, 345. 

Charles W., 345. 

Ebenezer Jesup, 181. 

Edward Maurice, 179, note, 181. 

Edward Taylor, 181. 

Harriet Amelia, 181. 

Henry T., iSi, note. 

Homer, 181. 

Jennie, 345. 

Jennie J. (Rice), 345. 

Mary M., 345. 

Miles, 181 and note. 

Richard J., 345. 

William, 119. 
Morgan Co., Ind., 364. 
Morrell, Frank, 319. 
Morris, Fordham, 57. 

Lewis, 58. 

Mary ( ), 231. 

Roger, 230. 
Morrisania, manor of, 60. 
Morrison, Ann E., 104. 

Augusta E., 104. 

Malcomn, 230. 

Robert, 103. 
Morristown, N. J., 142. 
Morton, Henry Couch, loi. 

Marcus, loi. 
Moscow, Mich, 125. 
Mt. Morris, N. Y., 284, 334. 
Mt. Pleasant, N. Y., 384, 385. 
Mt. Washington, Md., 368. 
Muirson, George, 231. 
Mulford, Elisha, LL. D., 353. 

Sylvanus S., 353. 
Mull, EUie Annie, 195. 

Ettie M., 195. 

Evelina E., 195. 

Index of Names and Places. 429 

Mull, Garietta, 126. 

Henry V. D., 195. 

Isaac, 126. 

Jane (Jessup), 1834, 195. 

John I., 195 and note. 
Mullica Hill, N. J., 376. 
Murray, James, 207. 
Myer, Jonas, 207. 
Myrick, John Henry, 176. 

John Henry, Jr., 176. 

Napier, of Magdala, Lord, 259, note. 
Nash, Eleanor, 97. 

Jonathan, 97. 

Thomas, 20. 
Natchitoches, La., 303, 308. 
Neenah, "Wis., 195. 
Nelson, Elizabeth (Walker), 249. 

Horatio, Admiral, 253. 
Nesmith, Mary, 345. 
New Amsterdam, 44, 54. 
Newark, Mich., 196. 
Newark, N. J., 193, I94- 
New Bedford, Mass., 346. 
Newbern, N. C, 359. 
New Brighton, N. Y., 342. 
New Britain, Conn., 334. 
Newburgh, N. Y., 138, 353. 
Newby, Nathan, 364. 
New Canaan, Conn., 161, 29S. 
Newcastle, Duke of, 15. 
New Fairfield, Conn., 108. 
Newfield, N. Y., 374- 
New Garden, Ind., 364, note, 365. 
New Garden, N. C, 359, 362, 364. 
New Hartford, N. Y., 164. 
New Haven, Conn., 135, 145. i75. 3o6. 
New Haven, N. H., 227, note. 
New Milford, Conn., 107, 284, 315, 318, 

New Orleans, La., 193, 308. 
Newport, Ky., 266. 
New Rochelle, N. Y., 382, 385. 
New Tacoma, Washington Territory, J04. 
Newton, Brian, Capt., 45, note. 

Henry, 45. 

Thomas, 45, 66, 67, 68. 
Newton, Mass., 32. 
Newtown, Conn., 284, 320. 

Newtown, N. Y., 43, 65, 46, 51, 73. 
New York city, 20, 54, loS, 112, 113, 116, 
119, 120, 1S2, 198, 199,211,231,287, 
295, 300-2, 321-3, 325, 327, 328, 333, 
337, 340, 342, 344-6, 371, 385. 
Nichols, Arete, 98. 
Edwin, 335. 
Grace T., 335. 
Nathaniel, 317. 
William, 98. 
Nicholson, Augustus Jesup, 187. 
Augustus S., 187. 
Jane F. (Jesup), 187. 
Nicolls, Richard, Gov. of N. Y., 52, 54-57, 

73. 379- 
Nine Partners' Patent, N. Y., 203 and 

note, 204. 
Norfolk County, Eng., 22, 23, 24. 
Northampton, Mass., 105. 
North Branford, Conn., 356. 
Northcastle, N. Y., 86, 280. 
North, Charles R., Rev., 123. . 
Northfield, Conn., 113. 
North Guilford, Conn., 355. 
North Hempstead, N. Y., 87. 
North Lees, Eng., 10. 
North Riding of Yorkshire, N. Y., 43. 
Northrop, Cyrus, Prof., 329. 

Cyrus, Jr., 329. 

Elizabeth, 329. 

Grant, 2S6. 
North Salem, N. Y., 112, 335. 
North Star, Mich., 196. 
Northwood, N. H., 100, note, 103. 
Norwalk, Conn., 66, 77- §4, 97- note, 105, 
109 and note, no, 117, 160,237,299, 
Norwalk, Ohio, I45- 
Norwich Town, Conn., 138, 145. 
Nottinghamshire, Eng., 3, 9, 19, 22, 26. 
Noves, Joseph, 95. 
Nyack, N. Y., 301, 335- 

Odell, Mary (Burritt) 161. 

Nancy, 161. 

Nathan, 161. 
Ohio Co., Ind., 358. 
Oldham, John, 1637, 31. 
Olmstead, Edward, 193. 


Index of Names and Places. 

Olmstead, Hawley, 175, 197, 

Mary H., 160. 
Olney, Eng., 282. 
Omaha, Nebraska, 136. 
Oneida, N. Y., 355. 
O'Neill, Ann, 117. 
Orange Co., N. Y., 351, 353, 382. 
Orgain, Richard Griffin, 265. 
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 102. 
Oskaloosa, la., 367. 
Ossining, N. Y., 124. 
Oswego, III, 355. 
Otsego Co., N. Y., 276, 293. 
Otsego, N. Y., 161, 191, 192. 
Ottawa, 111., 125. 
Ottumwa, Kan., 362. 
Owen, Edward H., 199. 

John, 137. 

Robert Dale, 362. 

Sarah Catharine, 199. 
Owenton, Ky., 331. 
Owings' Mills, Md., 369. 
Oxford, Ohio, 162. 
Oyster Bay, N. Y., 43, 128, note. 

Page, Benjamin, 289, 293. 

Benjamin, Jr., 289. 

Elizabeth, 289. 

Joseph Edward, 289. 

Ophelia Frances, 289. 
Palmer, David L., 281. 

Mary (Sturges), 112, note. 
Palmerstown, N. Y., 226. 
Palmyra, N. Y., 352. 
Panama, New Granada, 323. 
Panton, Richard, Capt., 50, 51, 

note, 55. 
Parish, James, 364. 
Parke, H. C, 386. 
Parker, Edward M., 160. 

H. A., 305. 

Parker, Joel, Rev., 193. 

Parker, Peter, 292, note. 
Pass Christian, Miss., 128. 
Patrick, George W., 319. 

Harriet A., 320. 
Patriot, Ind., 279, 281. 
Patterson, Adaline, 331. 

Alice E., 333. 

53 and 

Patterson, Henry C, 333. 

James W., 137, note. 

John B., 333. 

John S., 333. 

Louisa A., 333. 

Mark M., 333. 

Sarah (Jessup), 1815,333. 

Smith B., 333. 
Patterson, N. Y., no, 112, 319. 
Patton, Henry, Rev., 263. 
Peacock, Julia Ann, 293. 

Mary, 293. 

Mary (Jessup), 293. 

Mr., 361. 

Ralph, 293. 

WiUiam, 293. 

William, Jr., 293. 
Pearl, Addison, 135. 
Peck, Ferris, 326. 

Jeduthan, 303. 
Peekskill, N. Y., 300. 
Pelham, N. Y., 55. 
Pell, Thomas, 54. 
Pendleton, Ind., 367. 
Penshurst, Eng., 34. 
Pentz, Benjamin Jesup, 119. 

John G., 119. 
Peoria, 111., 104, 165. 
Pepys, Samuel, Diary of, 23, note. 
Perquimons Co., N. C, 359. 
Peru, Ind., 339. 
Peters, John, Lient.-Col., 223, 224, 226 

and note, 227, 249, note. 
Petersburg, Virginia, 265, 266. 
Pett, Jane (Jessop), 1667, 11. 

Marriott, 11. 
Philadelphia, Penn., 278, 356, 381. 
Philipse, Fred, 230. 

Fred, Jr., 230. 
Phillips, Maj.-Gen., 220, 221, 222. 
Pierce, Sarah, 174. 
Pierson, Fannie, 355. 
Pike Co., Mo., 288. 
Pitt, Elizabeth Rebecca, 262. 

William, 262. 
Plainfield, Ind., 367. 
Plaisted, Roger, 68. 
Piatt Co., Mo., 190. 
Pleasant Run, Ohio, 357. 

Index of Names and Places, 


Pleasantville, N. Y., 122, 123. 
Plymouth, Mass., 1620, 19, 20. 
Plymouth, Mich., 127, 163, 164, 196. 
Point au Fez, Canada, 226. 
Pomeroy, Alvin, 318. 
Porter, Noah, Ex-Pres., 292, note. 
Port Huron, Mich., 386. 
Portland, Me., 146. 
Portland, Or., 145. 
Portsmouth, N. H., 103, 104. 
Post, George, Capt., 353. 

Joseph, 351. 
Powell, Dana, 281. 

Jacob, 281. 

Susan A., 337. 
Powelson, Isaac V., 287. 
Poweshiek Co., Iowa, 362. 
Pratt, Hannah, 364. 

Mary Ann, 321. 
Prentice, John Francis, 317. 

John Sherman, 317. 

Josiah, Rev., 103. 
Prescott, Canada, 233, 234, 249, 250, 261, 

262, 267, 268. 
Price, Ann C, 373. 
Prime, Augusta T. (Palmer), 381. 

Cornelia (Sands), 381. 

Edward, Rev., 14. 

Edward, d. 1863, 381 • 

Frederick, 381. 

Lydia (Hare), 381. 

Mary R. (Jay), 381. 

Nathaniel, 1768, 381. 

Rufus, 381. 

Temple, 381, 382, note. 
Pugsley, James, 379. 

Mary (Hunt), 59 and note, 62. 

Mary (Jessup), 379. 

Matthew, 59. 
Punbridge, Mary E., 332. 
Purdy, Sarah, 325. 
Purdy's Station, N. Y., 302, 303. 
Putnam Co., N. Y., iii. 
Putney, Allie, 121. 

Edwin D., 121. 

Marcella (Woodward), 121. 

Ruth, 122. 

Sarah, 122. 

Wright, 121. 

Quebec, Canada, 97, 238. 
Queensbury, N. Y., 207, 215. 
Quimby, John, 52, 54, 55. 
Quintard, Antoinette, 341. 
Quogue, N. Y., 351, 352. 

Racine, Wis., 326. 

Randall, Abigail (GorhamJ, 2S6. 

Abigail Mead, 286. 

Alice, 286. 

Ann Tomlinson, 286. 

Anna, d. 1866, 285. 

Anna (Jessup), d. 1835, 285. 

Betsey Julia, 319. 

Charles, 1834, 286. 

Eda Eliza (Bishop), 2S6. 

Edward, 1835, 286. 

Edwin C, 319. 

Elizabeth (Ruggles), 2S6. 

Ellen, 2S6. 

Emeline E., 286. 

Flora, 286. 

Flora (Mead), 2S6. 

Helen (Beach), 2S6. 

Henry W., 2S6. 

Jacintha J., 286. 

Jeremiah, Sr., 285. 

Jeremiah, Jr., 285. 

Jeremiah G., 286. 

Jerome, 181 1, 2S6. 

John W., 286. 

Jonathan, 285, note. 

Jonathan Jessup, 2S6. 

Julia (Bostwick), 286. 

Laura (Woostei), 2S6. 

Lorenzo, 1807, 286. 

Lucy A. (Sanford), 2S6. 

Nathaniel, 1782,286. 

Phineas B., 286. 

Polly, 1790, 285. 

Rachel Samantha, 1819, 2S6. 

Rachel Samantha, 1829, 286. 

Richard, 286. 

Sally, d. 1811,285. 

Sally J., 286. 

Sarah, 286. 

William W., 286. 
Randolph Co., Ind., 361. 
Randolph, Edmund, 309. 


Index of Names and Places. 

Rapelje, John, 231. 

Ray, Cornelia (Prime), 381. 

John, 16, 18. 

Robert, 381. 
Raymond, Abby Jane, 1 59. 

Abigail, 1770, 118. 

Ann Eliza, 159. 

Charlotte C, 159. 

Mary (Jesup), 1790, 159. 

Mary Jesup, 159. 

Moses, 159. 

Sally Maria, 159. 
Raynor, Jane, 352. 
Redding, Conn., 97. 
Redmond, George, 270. 
Reed, Charles M., 194. 

Dolan, 194. 

Elizabeth C. (Jessup), 193 

Emma Louisa, 193, 194. 

Frances G., 193. 

Harriet (Wells), 194. 

James, 192. 

James, Jr., 193. 

James, 3d, 194. 

Joseph, 303. 

Thomas, 45, 46. 

William Jesup, 193. 
Reeve, Tappan, Judge, 174, 182. 
Relyea, B. J., Rev., 67, note. 
Reno, Nev., loi. 
Reynolds, Hannah (Jessup), 82, 83. 

Horton, 273. 

John, 82, 83. 

Jonathan, 82. 

MaryE. (Jessup), 300. 
Riall, Phinehas, Major-Gen., 149. 
Richardson, John, 53 and note, 55-60, 63. 

William, 53, note. 
Richmond, Ind.,.364, 365, 368. 
Richmond, Mass., 355. 
Richmond, Va., 265. 
Ridgefield, Conn., 97, 100, 112, 160. 
Ridgeley, Elizabeth, 387. 
Riga, N. Y., 353. 
Riley, Appleton, 1763, 173 and note. 

Ashur, 173, note. 

James, 1777, 173, note. 

John, 1645, of Wethersfield, Conn.; 
173, note. 

Riley, John, 1762, of Goshen, Conn., 173, 

John, 1815, of Middletown, Conn., 173, 

Justus, 1800, 173, note. 

Lucy (Case), 173, note. 

Maiy (Griswold), 173 and note. 

Mary Hannah, 173. 
Ripley, Hezekiah, Rev., 113, note, 114, 
131, 169, 170. 

William B., Rev., 169. 
Rising Sun, Ind., 281. 
Riverside, Conn., 325, 341. 
Roberts, Mary, 2,11- 
Robertson, Amy, 326. 
Robins, Paris, 290, 293. 
Robinson, Beverly, 230. 

Beverly, Jr., 230. 

John, Rev., 19, 20, 22, note. 

Lawrence, V. V., 184. 

Susannah ( ), 230. 

Rochester, 111., 167. 
Rochester, Minn., 198. 
Rochester, N. Y., 303. 
Roebuck, Catharine S., 266. 

John A., 266. 

John S., 266. 

John S., Jr., 266. 

Mary Wilton, 266. 
Rogers, Horatio, Brig-Gen., 219, 220, 225, 
note, 226, 227. 

Zachariah, 350. 
Romney, Ind., 306. 
Romulus, N. Y., 125, 127. 
Rotherham, Eng., 5, 7, 8, 9, 13, 22. 
Rotherham, W., Rev., 257, note, 261, note- 
Rowland, Benjamin S., 287. 

Josephine, 287. 
Rowley, Mass., 381. 
Rumsey, Benjamin, 90, 94. 

Isabel, 94. 
Rundle, Jonathan, 275. 

Shadrach, 275. 
Russell, Abby Delano, 197. 

Edward W., 197. 

Frank Howe, 197. 

Mary Jesup, 197. 
Rutgers, Henry, Col., 86. 
Ryder, A. Lavan, 122. 

Index of Names and Places. 


Ryder, Aaron Livingston, \z\ 
Alice, 122. 
Alice Eveline, 122. 
Ann (Chedayne), 121. 
Anna Curtis, 1S06, 123. 
Anna Jeanette, 125. 
Arlin, 122. 
Augustus, 124. 
Charles Herbert, 124. 
Charles Sumner, 125. 
Charlotte B., 121. 
Cornelia (Forman), 122. 
David C, 122. 
Earl, 122. 
Edward, 124. 
Edward Jesup, 1804, 123. 
Elizabeth (Rathbon), 122 
Ella, 122. 

Ellen R. (Reynolds), 124. 
Emily, 123. 
Emma Frances, 124. 
Everet, 124. 
Florence Emma, 124. 
Franklin, 124. 
George, 122. 
Henr}', 122. 
Henry Crane, 124. 
Jesse, 121. 
Jesse, 18 1 2, 124. 
Jesse, 1830, 122. 
Julia, 122. 
Leonard, 122. 
Lydia (Griffin), 123. 
Malcolm, 124. 
Margaret E. (Scott), 124. 
Mar)', 121. 
Mary Evelyn, 124. 
Marv' J. (Conklen), 124. 
Mary Kellogg, 122. 
Nellie, 122. 
Ophelia G., 121. 
Percy, 124. 
Phebe, 1809, 123. 
Ralph, 124. 
Sarah, 122. 

Sarah (Jesup), 120, 121. 
Sarah Jane, 123. 
Sarah Strang, 1S15, 125. 
Susan C, 121. 

Sabine, Sir Edward, 258. 
Sackett, John, 204. 

Richard, 204. 
Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., 297. 
Safford, Joseph, 45, 46. 
St. Andrews, New Brunswick, 87, 278. 
St. Catharines, Canada, 263. 
St. Croix, West Indies, 385. 
St. John, New Brunswick, 227, note, 231, 

St. John's, Canada, 223. 
St. Leger, Col. Barrj-, 215, 226, 227. 
St. Louis, Mo., 303, 304, 316, 356, 371. 
St. Paul, Minn., 176. 
Salem, N. J., 3S4. 
Salem, Oregon, 145. 
Salisbury, N. C, 365. 
Salt Lake Cit}-, Utah, 344. 
Sand Creek, Ind., 363. 
Sands, Charles W., 2S0. 

Charles W., Jr., 280. 

Comfort, 381. 

Sarah (Dodge), 381. 
Sanford, E. B., 97. 

Homer, 2S6. 
San Francisco, CaL, 168, 288, 302, 309, 324. 
San Jose, Cal., 309. 
San Leandro, Cal., 169. 
San Rafael, Cal, 346. 
Saratoga, N. Y., 228, 386. 
Saratoga Springs, N. Y., 294, 326. 
Sasco Neck, 41. 
Saugatuck, Conn., 129 and note, 136, 142, 

173, 178. 
Savage, Humphrey, 10. 

Mary A., 3S7. 
Savannah, Ga., 288. 
Saye and Sele, Lord, 1661, 31. 
Sayre, John N., Jr., 161. 
Scarborough, N. Y., 123. 
Scarsdale, Earl of, 14, note. 
Schellinger, Mercy, 354. 
Schermerhorn, Albertine, 127. 

Anna, 125. 

Catalina, 125. 

Edward, 125. 

Eleanor, 163. 

Jacob, 163. 

Peter, Dr., 125. 



Index of Names and Places. 

Schermerhorn, Peter I., 125. 

Schodack, N. Y., 108, note, 116, 126, 127 

146, 162, 165, 167-9, 1S4, 195. 
Schoonmaker, Edward, 281. 
Schuyler, Marcus, 299. 
Schuylerville, N. Y., 205, 216. 
Scott, Jesup, 96. 

Lewis A., 57. 

Mary (French), 285. 

Susan (Jesup), 96. 

Susan (Wakeman), 96. 

Winfield, Gen., 150, 186, 187. 
Scranton, Penn., 354. 
Scribner, Annie E., 195. 

Carrie Louisa, 195. 

Charles, 194. 

Charles Jessup, 195. 

Emily G., 195. 

George William, 195. 

Mary A. (Jessup), 194. 

Nettie, 121. 
Scrooby, Eng., 19. 
Seaman, Benjamin, 230. 
Sedgwick, Theodore, 185. 
Seely, Martha, 355. 

Mary (Banks), 98. 

Sarah, 355. 

Sherwood, 98. 
Selleck, Stephen P., 324. 
Seneca Co., N. Y., 125, 384. 
Seton, Emily (Prime), 381. 

William, 381. 
Seward, William H., Hon., 191. 
Shanghai, China, 138. 
Sharp, Gilbert, 225. 
Shaver, Alfred, 302. 

Charles, 263. 

Florence, 263. 

Helen Maria, 302. 

Mary Louisa, 302. 
Shavertown, N. Y., 302. 
Sheffield, Dudley, 295. 
Sheffield, Eng., 6, 7, 9-19, 22, 43, 369. 
Sheldon, Mary, 180. 

William G., 180. 
Shelter Island, N. Y., 120. 
Sheppard, William, 337. 
Sherbrook, Miles, 230. 
Sheridan, Gen. P. H., 335. 

Sherman, Ann (Hall), loi. 

John, loi. 

Lycurgus, loi. 
Sherman, Conn., 106, 108. 
Sherry, Mary Ann, 321. 
Sherwood, Aaron, 99. 

Abigail, 177. 

Abigail (Couch), 136. 

Anna C. (Taylor), 105. 

Charity (Hull), 177, note. 

Charity Burr, 172. 

Charles Linsley, 136. 

Deborah (Hull), 177, note. 

Edwin, Capt, 136. 

Edwin Earle, 136. 

Edwin Hyde, 136. 

Emma, 136. 

Emma (Rumsey), 136. 

Henrietta, 136. 

Henry, 264. 

Jane (Burr), 177, note. 

Justus, Capt., 224, 227 and note. 

Mary Augusta, 136. 

Matilda (Simpson), 136. 

Moses, 76. 

Moses, " Cornet," 99. 

Moses Aaron, 99. 

Richard Simpson, 136. 

Samuel, Dea., 177, note. 

Samuel, Rev., 1730, 177, note. 

Samuel B., Hon., 1767, 130, 172, 177 
and note. 

Silas B., 105. 

Simon Couch, 136. 

Simon Wakeman, 136. 

William, 136. 
Sherwood's Island, Green's Farms, Conn., 

Shrader, Sarah (Jesup), 118. 
Shriver, Catherine, 263. 
Sicard, Montgomery, Commodore, 385. 

Stephen, 385. 
Sidney Centre, N. Y., 162. 
Silliman, Ann (Allen), 1757, 107. 

Gold S., 107. 
Simla, India, 257, 259, note, 260. 
Simmons, Philo, 127. 
Simpson, Drummond, Capt., 87. 

Sarah (Dibble), 241. 

Index of Names and Places. 


Singapore, India, 257. 

Sing Sing, N. Y., 121, 122, 124. 

Sitgreaves, Lorenzo, Col., 154, 185. 

Lucy, 1 86. 

Lucy A. (Jesup), 185. 

Mary (Kemper), 185. 

Mary Jesup, 186. 

Samuel, 185. 
Skelding, James, 286. 

Rebecca, 2S6. 
Skenesborough, X. Y., 223. 
Slater, Mary Ella, 121. 

\Villiam, 121. 
Slawson, George, 48. 
Sleeper, John, 276. 
Smith, C. Malcome, 121. 

Charity, 1729,82. 

Charles J., 121. 

Chloe (Jessup), 373, note, 374. 

Daniel, 1719,82. 

Deborah, 1 724, 82. 

Ella E., 327. 

Elizabeth, 17 15, 82. 

Elizabeth (Jessup), 78,81, 84. 

Eugenia, 121. 

Grace, 1733, 82. 

Hannah Maria, 291. 

Hester, 121. 

Horace, 99. 

Ira, 294. 

Jared, 278. 

Jehiel, 1721, 82. 

John, 16S8, 81, 83. 

John, 1736, 82. 

John, of Greenfield Hill, 81. 

Joseph, 1726, 82. 

Josiah, Jr., 292. 

Maltbie, 293. 

Maria, 386. 

Moses, 273. 

Nathaniel S., 327. 

Noah, 1731, 82. 

Rufus, 326. 

Samuel, 1712, 82. 

Scribner, 121. 

Seymour, J., 327. 

Susannah, 128, note. 

Thomas, 318. 

\Valter, 291. 

Sm}-th, Charles, 239, 253. 

Deborah (Jessup), 240, 254. 
Snedaker, R. B., 190. 
Somers, Emil)-, 31S. 

John Taylor, 318. 

Lyman Cyrus, 318. 

Sarah E., 31S. 
Somers, N. Y., 276, 300-303, 334, 335, 

Somersetshire, Eng., 9. 
Somerton, Eng., 244, 257, note, 260, 261. 
Sorel, Canada, 233, 238, 248, 26S. 
South Britain, Conn., 144. 
South Canaan, Penn., 354. 
Southeast, X. Y., 335. 
South, Sir Francis, 10. 

Jane, dau. of Sir Francis, 10. 
South Hadley, Mass., 161, 193. 
Southampton, X". Y., 39, 282, 351, 352. 
South Xorwalk, Conn., 119, 120. 
Southport, Conn., 96, 107, 182. 
South Salem, N'. Y., 120. 
Southville, Conn., 339. 
South Woodstock, Conn., 137, note. 
Sparta, Tenn., 292. 
Spencertown, N. Y., 301. 
Squire, Abigail, 115. 
Staats, Catharine (Breese), 185, note. 

Catharine Lydia, 185. 

Charlotte Berthia, 185. 

Elizabeth (Schuyler), 185, note. 

Elizabeth Anna, 185. 

Jochem, 1S5, note. 

John Breese, 185 and note. 

John Breese, Jr., 185. 

Philip, 185, note. 

Sarah S. (Jesup), 1S34, 185. 
Stacie, John, 1655, 9. 

Stamford, Conn., 2, 3, note, 20, 21, 32, 41- 
43, 47, 48, 71, 73, 77, 78, 80, 83-85, 
89, 216,233, 237, 238, 261, 275, 276, 
279, 293, 294, 298, 299, 326, 328- 
330. 342. 
Stansberry, Ann, 370. 
Stanwich, Conn., 85, 86, 175, 234, 23S, 240, 

272, 277, 279-281, 292. 
Staples, Edward Jesup, 98. 

Horace, 41, note, 98, 130, note. 

John, Dea., 98, note. 

436 Index of Names and Places, 

Staples, John, 1776, Capt., 98 and note. 

Sarah, 384. 
Thomas, 41 and note. 

William G., Capt., 98. 
Starbuck, Samuel, 368. 
Stephentown, N. Y., 195. 
Steuben Co., N. Y., 112. 
Stevens, Deborah, 1742,84. 

Deborah, 1799, 293. 

Deborah (Jessup), 1702, 84. 

Obadiah, 293. 

Obadiah, 1701, 84. 

Obadiah, 1745, 85. 
Stewart, Harriet A. (Taylor), 108. 

Thomas E., 108. 

George Taylor, M.D., 108. 
Stillwater, N. Y., 228. 
Stimpson, Frederick Jesup, 179, note. 
Stokes, Chalkley, 377. 
Stokes Co., N. C, 363. 
Stone, William L., Col., 219, 226. 
Stratford, Conn., 89 and note, 106. 
Strathnain, Lord (Sir H. H. Rose), 256. 
Strawberry Point, Iowa, 188. 
Stringham, Eliza, 385. 
Strong, Benjamin, Rev., 277. 
Studwell, Anthony, 274. 

Elizabeth, 273. 
Sturges, Ann, 1755, 105. 

Jeremiah, 104. 

Gershom, 1730, 104. 

Mary (Jesup), 104, 105, 106. 

William, 112, note. 

Martha, 1758, 105. 

Sarah, 1760, 105. 

Strong, 112, note, 113. 

Thaddeus, 112. 
Stuyvesant, Peter, Gov., 34, 45, 46, 49, 50. 
Styer, Mary M., 119. 
Suakin, Egypt, 261. 
Suez, Egypt, 261. 
Suffolk Co., Eng., 23. 
Suffolk Co., N. Y., 353. 
Summit, Wis., 176, 198. 
Sunderland, Mass., 197. 
Surry Co., N. C, 363. 
Susquehanna Co., Penn., 40. 
Suter, Jesse A., 331. 
Swaine, Francis, 49, 50. 

Swanton Morley, Eng., 24. 
Swift, Abby Jesup, 141. 

Abigail (Jesup), 1778, 139, 143. 

Anne, 7, 9. 

Anne Everett, 141. 

Charles of Lebanon, 139, note. 

Eliphalet, 139, and note, 142, 143, 198. 

Esther (Judah), 142, 143. 

Everett Mayhew, M. D., 141 and 

Henrietta Jane, 141. 

Henry Augustus, 140. 

Henry John, 141. 

Jane (O'Kill), 141 and note. 

Jireh, 1665, 139, note. 

John Jay, 141. 

Maria (Church), 142. 

Mary Amelia, 140. 

Mary Louise, 141. 

Robert, Sr., of Rotherham, 13. 

Robert, Jr., of Broom Hall, 13. 

Silas, 1 713, 139, note. 

William, 1544, of Rotherham, 13, 14. 

Zephaniah, Judge, 139, note. 

Zephaniah, M. D., 139, note, 140. 
Swits, Elizabeth Jane, 159. 

Fannie B., 159. 

Jacob C, 159. 

Mary Orlinda, 159. 

Nettie Eliza, 159. 
Switzerland Co., Ind., 358. 
Swords, Thomas, Gen., 1 55. 
Sydner, Katharine, 1 56. 
Sydney, Australia, 122. 
Symcocks, Thomas, 1582, 9. 
Sympson, John, Rev., 25. 
Syracuse, N. Y., 333. 

Talkington, Caledonia O. (Jesup), 190. 

Horace M., 190. 

Maxwell C, 190. 

Mollie (Jones), 190. 

Robert M., 190. 
Talman, Isaac, 383. 
Tandy, Annie H. 202. 

D. A., 202. 

Everett, 202. 

Harrie T., 202. 

James H., 202. 

Index of Names and Places. 


Tandy, Jesup Blackleach, 202. 

Kate J. (Jesup), 1S47, 202. 

N. M., Dr., 158. 

Susan D., 202. 

Thomas S., 202. 
Tarrytown, N. Y., 295. 
Taylor, Abigail (Morehouse), 105. 

Arthur, 105. 

Charles, M. D., 107. 

Edward Jesup, 105. 

Eunice( ), 105. 

George, M.D., 107 and note. 

Gershom, 1772, 105. 

Harriet D. (Allen), 107. 

Hezekiah Coley, 105. 

Jesup, 1765, 105. 

John, of Northampton, Mass., 105. 

Maggie, 108. 

Maria, 3S7. 

Mary (Jesup), 106. 

Moses, 1769, 105. 

Moses Jesup, 105. 

Nancy (Mrs. Duncomb), 105. 

Nathaniel, Rev., 107, note. 

Olivia (Craft), 108. 

Patty, 177 1, 105. 

Reuben, 105. 

Samuel, Lieut., 1765, 105. 

Samuel, Jr., 1774, 106. 

Samuel J., 105. 

Sarah (Coley), 105. 

William, Col., 107, note. 

Zachary, Gen., 153, 186. 
Teal, George, 370. 

Hannah, 371. 
Temple, Sir John, 381. 
Templetown, Viscount (Henrj' E. M. D. 
C. Upton), 261. 

Viscount (John H. Upton), 261. 
Terhune, Charles E., 338. 

Dan, 33S. 

John W., 338. 

Mary A. (Jessup), 1834, 338. 

Roberta, 338. 

Sarah I., 338. 

Stephen A., 338. 
Terre Haute, Indiana, 305. 
Theal, Joseph, 76. 
Thetford, Vt., 100. 

Thomas, Amery, 19S. 

Julia B., 198. 
Thompson, Ann E. (Morrison), 104. 

James W., 104. 

Mar}-, 187. 

Thomas M., 104. 
Thornburg, Cyrus, 362. 

Edward, 362. 

Edward, Jr., 362. 

Jesse, 362. 

Joel, 362. 

Joseph, 362. 

Lydia, 362. 

Mary Ann, 362. 

Nancy, 362. 

Samuel, 362. 

William, 362. 
Thornton, Ind., 307. 
Throop, George B., 385. 
Thurmscoe, Eng., 24. 
Ticonderoga, N. Y., 228. 
Tilford, Frank A., 309. 
Tirrell, John Fletcher, 127. 
Titusville, Penn., 126. 
Todd, Charles Burr, 76. 
Todd Co., Ky., 156, 188, 189, 190, 
Toe, Samuel, 50. 

Toller, Thomas, Rev., 1597, 14, 19. 
Tompkins, Caleb, Judge, 88. 

D. D., Hon., Vice Pres. of U. S.,88. 
Elizabeth (Varian), 88. 
Tompkins Co., N. Y., 373, 374. 
Toronto, Canada, 255. 
Torrington, Conn., 316. 
Totten, Joseph, 211. 
Toucey, Isaac, Gov. of Conn., 130. 
Town, Betsey, 294. 
i Towner, Samuel, iii. 
Townsend, Charles J., 334- 

John, no. 
Townshend, Lord, 24. 
Trafalgar, Spain, 253. 
Treat, Horace, 285. 

John Hawley, 285. 
Robert, Gov. of Conn., 285. 
Treeton, Eng., 8, 11. 
Troy, N. Y , 107, 287. 
Trudeaux, Michael, 267. 
Sophia M., 267. 


Index of Names and Places, 

Tryon, William, Gen., 91, 129, 205, 210, 

211, 213, 220,230. 
Tunbridge Wells, Eng., 165. 
Turner, Albert, 1834, 320. 

Betsey, 300. 

Betsey (Cowles), 319. 

Carrie May, 320. 

Catharine E., 319. 

Esther Lavina, 319. 

Hannah (Jessup), ^19. 

Harriet, 1829, 319. 

James, 1818, 319. 

Joseph Albert, 319. 

Joseph B., 319. 

Mary (Wilson), 320. 

Mary E. (Hodge), 320. 

Reuben D., 116. 

Underhill, Stephen, 293. 
Union Co., Ky., 118. 
Updegraff, Susanna, 365. 
Upton, Edward John, 261. 
Usher, Robert, 48. 
Utica, N. Y., 164, 168, 386, 387. 
Utter, James, 301. 

Valentine, Deborah, 87. 

Elizabeth, 87. 

George, 87. 

Jacob, 87. 

Mary Ann, 87. 

Sarah (Dibble), 87. 

Seth, 280. 
Valparaiso, S. A., 163. 
Vancouver, W. T., 138. 
Van Hyning, Theodore F., 159. 
Van Schaack, Peter, 208 and note. 
Vanswearenger, Cyrus J., 314. 

Joanna E., 314. 
Van Valkenburgh, Abraham A., iii. 
Varian, Deborah, 88. 

Elizabeth, 88. 

Ichabod, 88. 

James, 1759, 87. 

James, Jr., 88. 

Jonathan, 88. 

Joseph, 88. 

Michael, 88. 

William A., M.D., 87, note. 

Vergennes, Vt., 100. 

Viditoe, Abigail M. (Hall), 319, 

David, 318. 

Eva E., 319. 

Fannie (Warner), 318. 

Harriet (Hatch), 319. 

James B., 318. 

Lafayette, 1826,319. 

Lucy Adeline, 319. 

Mortimer Smith, 319. 

Phebe Ann, 319. 

Polly, 1 83 1, 319. 
Vincennes, Ind., 374. 
Virginia City, Nev., 126. 

Waats, John, 230. 
Wait, Cassius, 122. 
Wakeman, Amelia (Banks), 96. 

Banks, 96. 

Betsey, 1755, 96- 

Burritt, 99. 

Cornelia, 96. 

Esther (Dimon), 96. 

Esther Dimon, 96. 

Henry B., 96. 

Jesup, 1748, 96, 113, note. 

Jesup, 1771,96, 132, 182. 

Jesup Banks, 96. 

Joseph, Capt., 94. 

Julia Frances, 96, 182. 

Mary, 1752, 96. 

Maurice, 96. 

Samuel, Rev., 94. 

Sarah, 1746, 96. 

Sarah (Jesup), 92, 94, 96. 

Sarah ( Whitehead), 95. 

Stephen, 1717, 92, 94, 95. 

Susan, 96. 

Talcott Banks, 96. 

William Webb, 96. 

Zalmon Bradley, 96. 
Walker, Abby (Jessup), 241. 

Abigail (Jessup), 1761, 248. 

Benjamin Jesup, 185. 

Charlotte E. (Jesup), 1827, 184. 

Charlotte Lydia, 1S4. 

Edward, Capt., 1784, 151, 248. 

Elizabeth, 249. 

Frances C, 184. 

Index of Names and Places. 


Walker, Hambleton, 17S2, 24S. 
James, 24S. 
James, 17S8, 249. 
James A., 249. 
Joseph Nelson, 184, 185. 
Josephine, 1S51, 184. 
Lizzie (Mover), 185. 
Margaret, 369. 
Mary (Stanton), 185. 
Mary A., 1S4. 
Phebe, 17S6, 249. 
Sophia, 249. 

Susan, 249. 
Wallace, Alexander, 23 

Hugh, 230. 
Walla Walla, Oregon, 145. 
Wallkill, N. Y., 86. 
Walton, N. Y., 162, 301, 331-333- 
Ward, Andrew, 41. 

Anne C. (Warner), 371. 

Arietta J., 372. 

Charles, 1857, 371. 

Emma R., 372. 

George, 370. 

George, Jr., 1858, 371. 

Harriet (Jessop), 371. 

Isabella F. (Green), 371. 

Man,-, 1S55, 371. 

William Jessop, 369, 370, 372. 

William Jessop, Jr., 371. 
Warden, Hannah (Jessup),300. 
Waring, Angeline, 279. 

George E., 279. 

George E., Jr., 279. 

James, son of George E., Sr., 279. 

James Alexander, 279. 

Jane E., 279 

John, 279. 

Sarah, dau. of George E., Sr., 279. 

Sarah, dau. of James, 279. 

Sarah (Berger), 279. 

Sarah (Dibble), 240 and note. 
Warren, Ann E., 329. 

Catharine, 329. 

Catilina (Jessup), 1818, 167. 

Charles Jessup, 168. 

Emily F., 329. 

Frederick, i63. 

Harvey, 167. 

Warren, Helen, 329. 

Helen (Gorham), 329. 
Henry, 329. 
John J., 329. 
Joseph D., 329. 
Maria (Jessup), 1808, 329 
Sarah J., 329. 
Warren Co., N. Y., no, 208, 217. 
Washington Co., Ind., 363. 
Washington, Conn., 316. 
Washington, D. C, 279, 386, 38 
Washington, N. C, 300. 
Waterbury, Conn., 160. 
Waterbury, John, 80. 

William, 289, 290. 
Waterman, Ann Eliza, 32 _ 
Waters, Edward, 53, 54. 
Watertown, Mass., 42, 139, note. 
Watkins, N. Y., 373, note. 
Watson, Sir Henry E., 17. 

John, of Shircliffe Hall, 17. 
Watts, Anna (Sturges), 112, note. 
Wa>-ne Co., Ind., 364, 368. 
Wayne Co., Penn., 354. 
Wa}-ne, Henry C, Gen., 154. 
Webb, Abigail, 1797, 296. 

Abigail Hoyt, 296. 

Adam, 331. 

Anna A., 331 

Cora, 331. 

Eckford, 296. 

George, 1800, 296. 

Henrietta A. (Hidden), 295. 

Isaac, 1794, 295, 296. 

Lelia, 331. 

Mary, 1792, 295. 

Phebe (Peck), 295. 

Philander, 1S03, 296. 

Samuel Wilsey, 296. 

Sarah (Jessup), 1773- 294- 

Sarah Ann, iSio, 296. 

Sarah Elizabeth, 295. 

William Henry, 295 and note. 

Wilse, 294 and note. 
Webster, Clara B., 344. 
Weed, Deborah (Stevens), 84. 

Ezekiel, 84. 

Joel, 84. 

Joseph L., 159. 


Index of Names and Places. 

Weed, Samuel, 84. 

Sarah, 326. 

William, 84, 85. 
Weeks, George W., 159. 

James M., 159. 

Jenny (Perry), 159. 
Welles, Noah, Rev., 80. 
Wellington, Ohio, 299. 
Wells, Ann, 372. 
Wells River, Vt., loi. 
Welsh, James, 320. 
Welton, Alice A., 340. 

Eli H., 339. 

Eli H., Mrs., 285, note. 

Harriet A., 340. 

John N., 340. 

Laura A. (Jessup), 1831, 339. 
Wescome, William B., Maj., 326. 
West, Sarah, 375. 

Westchester Co., N. Y., 21, 52, 58, 60. 
Westchester, N. Y., 43, 50, 53-56, 70, 73, 

300, 384. 
West Cornwall, Conn., 145. 
West Farms, N. Y., 2, 53, 54, 65, 74. 
Westfield, Ind., 362. 
Westfield, Mass., 355, 356. 
Westfield, N. J., 336, 337. 
Westhampton, N. Y., 354. 
West Nassau, N. Y., 195. 
Weston, Conn., 98, 177, note. 
Westport, Conn., 74, 91, note, 98, ri6, 
118, 128, note, 138-140, 142, 143, 
169, 174, note, 175, 177, 180-182, 
194, 197, 199, 200, 202. 
West Springfield, Mass., 181. 
West Stockbridge, Mass., 197. 
West Winfield, N. Y., 316. 
Wetherhead, John, 230. 
Wethersfield, Conn., 3, note, 21, 32, 37, 42, 

48, 83, 173, note. 
Wetmore, Esther, 384. 
Whearly, Abraham, 71. 
Wheat, Oscar F., 162. 
Wheeler, Amanda Jane, 195. 

George Montague, 187. 

Lovina C, 197. 

Melancthon, Judge, 384. 
White, Alfred S., 307. 

Frances, 1604, 9. 

White, Francis, 1656, Justice of the Peace, 
21, note. 

Henry, 230. 

Oliver, 351. 

Roger, 20. 

Thomas, 230. 
Whitehall, N. Y., 215, 384. 
White Notley, Eng., 260. 
Whitestown, N. Y., 333. 
Whitman, Samuel, 95. 
Whitmore, John, 48. 

" Widow," 1653, 48* 64. 
Whittlesey, Samuel, 95. 
Wickersley, John, 1 528, of Broom Hall, 13. 

Nicholas, 1528, of Broom Hall, 13. 
Wickham, Parker, 231. 
Wickliffe, Ky., 1S8. 
Wicks, Sarah Ann, 280. 

Seth, 280. 

Martha G., 280. 
Wilkes, Charles, Commodore, 186. 
Wilkins, Deborah, 376. 

Narcissa E., 188. 
Wilkinson, Andrew, MP., 11, 13. 

James, Rev., 1791, 13 and note, 17. 
Willdee, Phebe, 326. 
Willett, Thomas, 63. 
Williams, Bruce R., 320. 

C. B., 137. 

Edward, 124. 

Elisha, 95. 

Helen L., 123. 

Henry Montgomery, 123. 

John, 318. 

John, Col., 384. 

Lucy (Jessup), 1787, 318. 

Margaret, 124. 

Marietta, 1818, 318. 

Richard H., 123. 

Richard M., Hon., 123. 

Sarah, 123. 
Willis, Abigail, 362. 

Achsah, 362. 

Ann, dau. of Joel, 362. 

Ann, dau. of Jonathan, 361, 

Betsey, 361. 

Betsey (Summer), 362. 

Fanny (Burgess), 361. 

Hannah, 362. 

Index of Names and Places. 


Willis, Hannah (Jessop), 361. 

Hannah (Thornburg), 361. 

Jesse, of Ohio, 362. 

Jesse, Jr., 362. 

Joel, son of Jonathan, 361. 

Joel, of Ohio, 361. 

Jonathan, 361. 

Joseph, 361. 

Lydia, 362. 

Mary Jane, 362. 

Rachel, 361. 

William, 362. 
Willoughby, Francis, 16. 
Willson, David, 374. 

John, 374. 

Mary (Jessup), 374. 

William, 374. 
Wilmington, 111., 35, 165, 16S. 
Wilson, James Grant, Gen., 61, note. 

John Q., Hon., 197. 

Key, 305. 

Mary Lush, 197. 

Sarah (Jesup), 118, 331. 
Wilstach, John A., 305, note, 312. 
W^ilton, Conn., 91, 108, 109, 112, 1 16-120, 
125-127, 146, 148, 159-161, 162,193, 
194, 197, 237. 
Windsor, Conn., 42, 173, note. 
Wing, Abraham, 217. 
Winnipeg, Manitoba, 266, 270. 
Winslow, Edward, 1637, 32. 
Winter, John, 55. 
Winthrop, John, Jr., 1637, 32. 
Wittircer, Margaret, 375. 
W^olcott, N.Y., 316. 
Wood, Antoinette (Scott), 137. 

Augustus B., 137. 

Bradford R., Hon., 118, note, 129, 

Clarence Williams, 137. 

David, 130. 

Ebenezer Jesup, 137. 

Edward Jesup, 136. 

Edward Jesup, 1S34, 136. 

Eleanor (Jesup), 1775, 136. 

Elizur, Sr., 136. 

Elizur, Jr., 136. 

Fanny Gautier, 137. 

Frederick Williams, 137. 

Wood, Hczckiah Ripley, 137. 

Jane A. (Williams), 137. 

Jesup Williams, 137. 

Juliet, 138. 

Lorinda, 136. 

Lydia Rebecca, 137. 

Marcia Price, 137. 

Mary E. (Gautier), 136. 

Mary Gautier, 137. 

Rebecca (Williams), 137. 

Sarah, 376. 

William, 137. 
Woodbridge, Samuel, 95. 
Woodbury, Conn., 99. 
Woodbury, N. J., 376. 
Woodruff, Lewis B., Hon., 183. 
Woods, Leonard, Sr., Rev., 146. 
Woodward, Eliza (Mott), 324. 

Lambert, 49, note. 
Woofendale, John, Dr., 116. 
Wool, John E., Gen., 1S6. 
Woolsey, J. W., 121. 
Woolwich, Eng., 23S, 243. 
Worcester, Mass., 102. 
Worksop, Eng., 6, 10, 11, 23. 
Wortley, Frances, 15S1, 9. 

Francis, 155S, 14, note. 

Mary (Swift), 14, note. 
Wright, Alexander, 261. 

Alexander, Jr., 262. 

Augustus, 262. 

Constantine, -^52. 

Dennis, 128 and note. 

Dora Phebe, 334. 

Edwin C, 334. 

Elizabeth (Jessup), 240, 254. 256,257, 

Hannah, 3S3. 

Henry James Jessup, 262. 

John, 362. 

Julia Jessup, 334. 

Louisa (Jessup), 1S2S, 334. 

Louisa C, 334. 

Marion Jessup, 334. 

Millicent, 3S3. 

Obadiah, 128 and note. 

Sarah, 128. 

Sarah (Adams), 128, note. 
Wyandotte Co., Kan., 190. 


Index of Names and Places. 

Wynkoop, Anna, ii6. 
Benjamin, Sr., ii6. 
Benjamin, Jr., ii6. 
Eunice (Burr), ii6. 
. Peter, 1616, 116. 

Yancy, Preston, 158. 
Yates, Sarah Ann, 327. 
York, James, Duke of, 54, 56. 
York, Penn., 361, 363, 365, 366, 368. 

Yorkshire, Eng., 2, 3, 5, 11, 19, 20, 21, 

32, 43- 
Yorktown, N. Y., 122, 123. 
Yorkville, 111., 355. 
Young, Alanson, 286. 

B. R., 3S6. 

B. R., Jr., 386. 

George, 286. 

Margaret, 2S6. 

William, 10. 

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