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The siiriiaiik' >iiiiinian In dc- 
SIIII'MAX rivc<l l'n>m a trade iiainc. 
sliiimian l)cins equivalent to 
sailor. Sliiptoii, as the name of the Ameri- 
can iminii,'rant was spelled on the early rec- 
ords, is a |)lace name, anil the coat-of-arms 
of the English family of Shipton is descrihed : 
Arfjent three pairs uf bellow- salile two and 
one. rile .SliiptiMi crest: .\n eel naiant i)ropcr. 
Hilt Shi|)ton is prohahly not the correct si)cll- 
iiifj. Shipman was an ancient Knglish sur- 
name and several branches of the family bear 
coats-of-arms. The Shipman ( or Shiphan ) 
family of Welby, county Hereford, had these 
arms f,'rantcd in 1581 : Or a cinqucfoil between 
three crosses crosslet gules, and their crest 
is : .\ demi-ostricli. wins^s expanded arjjent, 
dncally gorged and beaked or. holding in the 
beak a key azure and vnlned on the breast 
gules. The Shipman family of Sarington. 
county Notts, bear: Gules on a bend argent 
between three estoilles or three pellets. Crest : 
A leopard, sejent argent spotted sable, re- 
posing the de.xter |iaw on a ship's rudder az- 
ure. The .Shipman family of county Kent 
bear: Argent a bend between six suns gules. 

The Shipman family of New Jersey claim 
descent from Harmon Shipman, born in Ger- 
many, in I" 1 7, came to .\merica in 1740, set- 
tled in Harmony, New Jersey, and Union- 
town. Warren county. There is a tradition 
that the New Jersey family is related to the 
Connecticut Shipmans, and the personal names 
in the two families ar^ similar, but if the 
German origin of the New Jersey family is 
correctly given in the family history, there 
could be no relation traceable. The Connecti- 
cut immigrant was an Englishman. 

(T) Edward Shipman. the immigrant an- 
cestor, is said to have come from England, 
sailing from Hull in \C\7,'). with George Fen- 
wick, but if this is correct he must have been 
a young child. A William Shipman, aged 
twenty-two. sailed ^^ay j8. 1635. for X'irginia. 
His relation to Edward is not known. Ed- 
ward Shipman's name was spelled Shipton in 
the early records of Sayhrook. Connecticut, 
where he first settled, but later the name is 

spelled Shipman and all the t.iimly follow 
that si)elling. Etlward married (first), Jan- 
uary 16. 1O51, Elizabeth Comstock. who diec 
about the middle of July, 1(159. He marriec 
(second), July i. iN).^, Mary Andrews. H« 
was admitted a freeman in October, 1667. H< 
liied Sei>teiiiber 15. H197. In the will of tlu 
sachem L'ncas, I'ebniary jij. 1(176, .Shipmar 
was one of the three legatees to whom he gav( 
three thousand acres of land within sight ol 
Hartford. Children of first wife: ICIizabeth 
born May. Ki.SJ, married, December, 1672 
John Hobson : Edward, Ixjrn February. 1654 
William, June, 1656. ( hildren of second wife' 
John, mentioned below: Hannah. l)orn Febru 
ary. ifV)6: Samuel. December 2^. i(>()S: .\bi- 
gail. September. 1670: Jonathan, September 

ni) John, son of Edward Shipman, wai 
born in Saybrook. .\pril 5. U)64 : married 
May 5. 1686. Martha Humphries. Children 
born at Saybmok : John, born January 6. 1687 
mentinned below; Jonathan, twin of John 
David, born -August 9. i(5i)2: .\braham, De 
cember 31, 1695. married Ruth Hutler ; Mar 
tha. .\pril 6. 1(399: Hannah, .\pril 25, 1702. ' 

(III) John (2), son of John (il Ship 
man. was born at Saybrook. January 6. 1687 
and died there July 7. 1742. He married 
January 11. 1713. Elizabeth Kirtland. .-' 
manuscript letter in the Hinmans manuscript 
of Boston states that John came from Eng 
land with Fenwick. evidently an error, fo; 
the grandfather of John was the immigrant 
Thi> manuscript stales that John marriec 

Willis. The children according to thi 

pajicr were: John, of Saybrook: Elias. settle 
in Killingworth and New Haven; Nathanitl 
mentioned below; Samuel, Iwrn May 21, 1721 
died September 4, 1801, married (first) Sara! 
Doty, (.second). January 10, 1754. Hannal 

r.uslmell : Elizabeth, married Hush 


(IN) Nathaniel, son of John (2) Shipman 
was born about 1720-25, in Saybn'wjk. He re 
moved from Sayhrook to Norwich. Conilecti 
cut. about 1750. He was chosen elder of thi 
Sixth or Chelsea (now Second) church a 




Norwich, IJeccinlier 30, 1763. He was a 
founder of this church and one of the leading 
citizens of Norwich. ?Ie married (first) at 
Norwich, in 1747, Ruth Reynolds, born 1727- 
28, died 1755; married (second), July 18, 
1756, Elizabeth Leffingwell, born at Norwich, 
January 4, 1729-30, died there June 8. iSoi, 
daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Lord) 
Leffingwell (see Leffingwell I\'). Children 
of first wife: I. Lucretia, married Rev. Sam- 
uel Hall, of Sag Harbor. 2. Betsey, married 
Andrew Frank; removed to Canaan. Chil- 
dren of second wife : 3. Lizzie, born at Nor- 
wich. September 11, 1757; died April 8. 1834; 
married. December 16, 1786. Peabody Clem- 
ent, of Norwich. 4. Nathaniel, born May 17, 
1764, mentioned below. 5. Lydia, born Octo- 
ber II, 1766; married (first) Asa Spaulding, 
born 1757, graluate of Yale, 1778; married 
(second) Bela Peck. 6. Oliver Leffingwell, 
born 1773, died 1775. 

(\') Nathaniel (2), son of Nathaniel (i) 
Shipman, was born in Norwich, May 17, 1764, 
and died there July 14, 1853. Early in life 
he learned the trade of goldsmith, and he be- 
came a man of large influence and importance 
in the community. A natural leader of men, 
he was oftener than any of his contempora- 
ries called to preside over public gatherings 
and town meetings. He represented Norwich 
for many years in the general assembly : was 
judge of probate and county judge. He set- 
tled many estates and transacted much legal 
business for his neighbors. IMiss F. M. Caul- 
kins, the historian of Norwich and New Lon- 
don, thus wrote of Judge Shipman : 

"Judge Shipman was a man of great simplicity of 
fiabits, of vigorous common sense, upriglit, honorable 
and independent, both in his inward promptings and 
in bis whole course of action. He was almost al- 
ways in office, serving the town and state in a va- 
riety of ways — municipal, legislative and judicial — 
displaying more than common ability, and giving gen- 
eral satisfaction in all three departments. Affability 
and a taste for social enjoyment made him a de- 
liebtful companion. His readiness to communicate 
bis vivid appreciation of character, his richly stored 
memory, and his abundant flow- of traditionary and 
historic anecdote held the listening ear bound to his 
voice as by an invisible charm. A sentiment of 
eratitnde leads me to speak of another trait — bis 
kindness and winning attentions to the young. He 
w-as indulgent of their presence, of their vivacity and 
their snorts; was ready to gratify them with some 
f"le of the olden time; to make them happy with 
little gifts of flowers or fruit; to compliment their 
self-respect by asking them to read to him or lead- 
ing them to converse on subjects rather above 
tb-'n below: their standing. This is a rare character- 
istic in this hi'rrying, impetuous age. Pleasant are 
p11 the memories '■onnccted with this honored and 
eyemphry .son of Norwich." 

He married Abigail, daughter of Judge Ben- 
jamin and Mary (Boardman) Coit, October 

II, 1794: she died July 31, 1800. Children: 
Lydia Leffingwell, born December, 1795, died 
January 18, 1851, unmarried: Thomas Leffing- 
well, mentioned below. 

(\T) Rev. Thomas Leffingwell Shipman, 
son of Judge Nathaniel Shipman, was born 
in Norwich, August 28. 1798. He attended 
the public schools and entered Yale College, 
where he was graduated in the class of 1818, 
then went to the Andover Theological Semi- 
nary from which he graduated in 1821, and 
immediatelv afterward entered upon his life 
work as a Christian minister. He had been se- 
lected, during the summer, one of six grad- 
uates to be employed in missionary labor un- 
der the auspices of the South Carolina Hoine 
Missionary Society, and he sailed for Charles- 
ton in October, 1821. He entered upon his 
work with zeal and enthusiasm ; and was in 
this section for soine months, ministering in 
various parishes, but chiefly at a rural parish 
known as Stony Creek. Returning to Ando- 
ver, Mr. Shipinan continued his studies until 
November, when he was engaged to supply the 
pulpit of the Congregational Society at Leb- 
anon, Connecticut. There his earnest labors 
in the parish brought an accession of thirty 
members in a brief period. In March fol- 
lowing he filled the pulpit for a few weeks in 
a newly organized parish at Brooklyn, New 
York. He went thence to Brooklyn, Connecti- 
cut, then to Vernon, and later to Hartford, 
where he acted as supply in the South Church. 
Through the winter he preached in various 
towns in Connecticut, and in April, 1824, was 
tendered a unanimous call to the First Congre- 
gational Church in Lebanon, but on account 
of his vouth and inexperience he declined the 
opportunity. Shortly afterward he received 
a commission froin the United Domestic So- 
ciety of New York, the predecessor of the 
American Home iNIissionary Society, and went 
to Huron county, Ohio, a pioneer minister in 
that field, and remained a year, "sowing seed 
in new ground." In 1825, for seven months, 
he preached to a small congregation in Nor- 
wich Falls, Connecticut, and then was or- 
dained and installed as pastor of the First 
Church of Southbury, Connecticut. Here he 
staved for the next ten years and under liis 
earnest and zealous pastorate the church was 
greatly enlarged and strengthened. Pastor 
and congregation had a strong mutual affec- 
tion, and it was with much regret on both 
sir'es that illness in his family caused him to 
resign. After brief periods of labor in vari- 
ous places he began in 1837 to fill the pulpit 
of the Congregational Church at Bozrah, Con- 
necticut, and continued for four years. In 
May. 1S42. he was called to the church at: 




Jcvvctt city. Connecticut, and after a year lic- 
caine the setlle<l jja-'tur there, ren)ainin)^ fur 
eleven years, wlien he a.--ke<l for disnu^sal on 
account of a shattered nervou> system de- 
manding rest. He continued to live at Jeweit 
City and never accepted another cliarge, hut 
supplied the pulpits from time to time, in pe- 
riods rantiint; from two weeks to eijjht months 
in no less than thirty parishes in .W\v London 
and Windham counties. 

His life was lonij and useful, varied in its 
activities, and he was prominent in all move- 
ments to educate, elevate and henefit human- 
ity. Inheritin;.; his father's fund of humor 
and love of historical matters, he i)ossesse<l the 
same wiiuiing cordiality and friendliness of 
manner. As a pastor he was earnest and in- 
dustrious and especially successfid in his so- 
cial relations with his parishioners. .\s a 
preacher he was losjical and convincint;. adorn- 
injj; his sermons with cheerfulness and a touch 
of humor that attracted the attention and en- 
listed the interest of his con.t;regations. re- 
gardless of the seriousness or ahstruseness of 
his theme. He preached effectively when he 
was nearly ninety years of age. and in his 
old age he remained hale and hearty, hroad. 
charitahle and sym])athetic witli peoi)le of all 
ages and conditions. 

He married ( first I in L'olchester, Connecti- 
cut. May 3. 1827. .Mary Thompson Deming, 
born Octoher 9. i!^3. tlie<l October 14. 1S41, 
at Xorwich. daughter of lieneral David and 
.Abigail I I'hami'ion ) Deming (see (.'hamjiion 
\'1(. He married (-econd), .May 1. 1S44. 
Mrs. Pamela Lord (I'uller) Coit. widow of 
John Coit, ami daughter of Dr. Josiah and 
Mary (Lord) I'uller, of Plaintield. Connecti- 
cut. He died August 2cj. i88'i. in Jcwett City, 
and his widow <!ied .March J. i88i>. Child of 
first wife: 1. Xathnniel. mentioned belmv. 
Children of second wife: 2. Lydia Leffing- 
well, married Dr. George W. Avery, and had 
Helen .'^hipman .\vcry. 3. Thomas Leffing- 
wcll. born I-'ebruary 27. 1S51. died I-'ebruary 

27- '^S3- 

(\'in Hon. Xathaniel Shipman. son of 
Rev. Thomas Leffingwell Shipman. wa> born 
.■\ugust 22, i8jS. at Southbury. Connecticut. 
He attended the i)ul)lic schools, completing his 
preparation for college at I'lainfield .\cademy 
at I'lainfield. Connecticut. He was gradu- 
ateil from \'ale College in the class of 1848. 
and l>egan the study of law with Judge 
Thomas I',. ( )sborne ( ^'ale. 1817). at I'air- 
field. Connecticut. In ( H-tober. 1849. he en- 
tered Vale Law School. He did not com- 
plete the course there, but removed to Hart- 
ford, where he was admitted to the bar and 
where for manv vears he was one of the most 

prominent lawyers. He was a nieml)er of the 
Connecticut legislature of 1857. and was ex- 
ecutive secretary of (lovernor Muckingham 
from 1858 to iW)j, during one of the most 
critical and ini]Kjrtant ) eriods of the slate 
government. In 1875 he was ap|>ointed judge 
of the Cnited State- District Court, an of- 
fice that he filled with conspicuous ability. In 
1884 Judge .Shipman received the honorary 
degree of LL. D. from Vale College. 

He married, in Hartford, .May 25. 1859. 
^L^ry C, daughter of David I-'ranklin and 
.\nne ( Seymour ) Robinson, and sister of Hon. 
Lucius I'. Robinson. Children: i. I-'rank 
Robinson, born l-"ebrn.iry 15. 18(13 ; jjraduated 
from Nale College in 1885. and from the TIk- 
ological Department of that university in 1889, 
anil since May i. 18S9. has l)een assistant pas- 
tor of the l"irst Church of Hartford. 2. \r- 
thur Leffingwcll, mentioned below. 3. Mary 
Deming, born July 2y, i8r^)8.> 4. Thomas Lef- 
fin;.;well. born July Mi. 1870; died July 3, 
i87_'. s. llenrv Robinson, born .March ^o, 

( \ HI ) .\rthur Lefiingwell Shipman, son of 
Hun. Xathaniel .^hipman, was l)orn at Hart- 
ford. Xovember 19. 1864. He was educated 
there in the ])ublic schools, and graduateil 
from Vale College and ^'ale Law School. He 
has practiced his ])rofession since then in the 
city of Hartford, and ranks among the most 
successful lawyers of that city. He won dis- 
tinction as a young attorney by his success in 
contestin.t: the claim of the Central Xew b'ng- 
land Railroad for a right of way through the 
Montague farm. In politics he is a Republi- 
can. He was a member of the Hartford com- 
mon council in 1891. and showed unusual apti- 
tude for public business. He was appointed 
corporation counsel by .Mayor Ilenney and 
has ma'le a rec^ird in this office for soun<I le- 
gal opinions and sturdy defense of the rights 
of the municipality. In religion he is a Con- 
.gregationalist. He married .\lelvina \'an 
Kleek, and they have two children. 

(The Lcffiiigwcll Line). 
The origin of the Rnglish surname Lcf- 
fingwell is uncertain. It has been s|)elled vari- 
ously. Leaf|)hingwell. Levin'.;well, Lephing- 
well. Lefingwell. Leapinvill. Lepingwell, Lep- 
]iingwell. and Leapingwell. The last form of 
the name is the one used in Kngland at the 
present time, but the earliest form on record is 
LeiVmgwell. the form used by the .Xmeriiran 
families. In 1495- Lawrence Letlingwell lived 
in county I'.ssex. Eu'dand. and there were Lcf- 
fiu.irwells in county Herts also. In the parish 
of White Colne. county Kssex. there was a 
family c>f Leffingwells. Thomas and .Mice his 



wife. The baptisms of their chillren are in 
the parish register as follows: Christian, 
March i6, 1599; Michel, February 19, 1603, 
probably the Michel who settled in \\'oburn, 
Massachusetts, in 1637; Robert, 1637: Mar- 
garet, November 10, 1630; Thomas, :\larch 10, 
1624, probably the immigrant ancestor. 

(I) Lieutenant Thomas Leffingwell was 
born in England, and was perhaps the Thomas 
who was baptized at White Colne, county Es- 
sex. March 10, 1624, son of Thomas and Alice 
Lefifingwell. He came to New England when 
quite "young, evidently, and settled in Say- 
brook. Connecticut. He became very friendly 
with the Indians, especially the Mohegan 
tribe, of which Uncas was chief. Trumbull, 
in his "History of Connecticut," says : 

"Uncas, with a small band of Mohegan Indians, 
was encamped on a point of land projecting into the 
river, and there clqsely besieged by their most m- 
veterate foes, the Narragansetts. Finding himself in 
danger of being cut off by the enemy, he managed to 
send to his friends, the English colony at Saybrook, 
the news of his extremity, with perhaps some appeal 
for .help. Upon this intelligence, one Thomas Lef- 
fingwell, an ensign at Saybrook, an enterprising, 
bold man, loaded a canoe with beef, corn and pease, 
and, under cover of the night paddled from Say- 
brook into the. Thames, and had the address to get 
the whole into the fort. The enemy soon perceiving 
that Uncas was relieved, raised the siege. For this 
service Uncas gave Leffingwell a deed of a great 
part, if not the whole of the town of Norwich. In 
June. 1659, Uncas, with his two sons. Owaneco and 
Attawanhood, by a more formal and authentic deed, 
made over unto said Leffingwell, John Mason. Esq.. 
the Rev. James Fitch, and others, consisting of 
thirty-five proprietors, the whole township of Nor- 
wich, which is about nine miles square." 

Thomas Leffingwell was afterwards lieuten- 
ant. In 1659 he removed to Norwich and hacl 
several grants of land there. His home lot 
was on the highway next to Joseph Bushnell's 
land. He became a prominent man in the 
town, serving as selectman, surveyor, and on 
important committees. He was deputy to the 
general court for fifty-three sessions, 1662- 
1700 ; and was also a commissioner. He di- 
vided his property among his children before 
his death, which occurred about 1714-15, 
when he was about ninety-two years old. He 

married Mary (perhaps White), who 

died at an advanced age, February 6, 171 1. 
Children: Rachel, born March 17, 1648; 
Thomas, mentioned below ; Jonathan, Decem- 
ber 6, 1650: Joseph, December 24, 1652; 
Mary, December 10, 1654: Nathaniel, Decem- 
ber II, 1656: Samuel, at Saybrook, married 
Anna Dickinson. 

(II) .Sergeant Thomas (2) Leffingwell, son 
of Lieutenant Thomas (i) Lefifingwell, was 
born at Saybrook, .August 27, 1649, and died 
at Norwich, March 5, 1723-24. In 1660 he 

went with his father to Norwich, where he 
lived the rest of his life. He was admitted 
a freeman in 1671, and was representative to 
the general court. He lived near his father, 
and in 1700 his house was kept as an ordinary 
or inn. The inventory of his estate shows him 
to have been well to do for those days. He 
married, in 1672, Mary Bushnell, born at Say- 
brook, lanuary, 1655, died September 2, 1745, 
daughter of Richard and :\Iary (Marvin) 
Bushnell. Children, all born at Norwich: 
Thomas, mentioned below : Elizabeth, Novem- 
ber, 1676; Anne, January 25, 1680: Mary, 
March 11, 1682; Zerviah, October 17, 1686; 
John, February 2, 1688-89; Abigail, August 
"9, 1693; Hezekiah, 1695, died 1699. 

(III) Deacon Thomas (3) Leffingwell, son 
of Sergeant Thomas (2) Leffingwell, was born 
at Norwich, March 11, 1674, and died there 
July 18, 1733. He was a merchant and cord- 
wainer by trade, and also kept an inn. He was 
elected deacon of the church in 1718, In 1708 
he was ensign of the First company of mili- 
tia, and in 1713 was representative to the gen- 
eral assembly. His will was dated March 20, 
1737-38, and proved September 13, 1743. He 
married, March 31, 1698, Lydia Tracy, born 
October 11, 1677, died November 28, 1757, 
daughter of Dr. Solomon and Sarah (Hunt- 
ington) Tracy, and granddaughter of Lieu- 
tenant Thomas Tracy. Children : Sarah, 
born February 13, 1698-99, died April i, 1770; 
Flezekiah, born May 9, 1702, died 1725 ; 
Thomas, mentioned below ; Lydia, born July 
28, 1706; Zerviah, May 31, 1709: Samuel, 
April, 1722, 

(IV) Thomas (4) Leffingwell, son of Dea- 
con Thomas (3) Leffingwell, was born at 
Norwich, February 2, 1703-04, and died there 
September 28, 1793. in his ninetieth year. He 
lived on the homestead, and carried on the 
Leffingwell Tavern, He and his wife were 
members of the First Congregational Church. 
Fle married, January 23, 1728-29, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Pratt) 
Lord. Children : Elizabeth, born January 
4, 1729-30, married Nathaniel Shipman (see 
Shipman I\') ; Thomas, born July 29, 1732, 
died December 8, 1814 ; Andrew, born 
June 30, 1734, died August I2. 1782: Martin, 
born November 13, 1738, died April 6, 1781 ; 
Lydia, born June 9, 1744, died ?»Iay 23, 1823 ; 
Oliver, born July 6, 1751, died at sea, Octo- 
ber 5 or December 11, 1771. 

(The Champion Line). 
(I) Henry Champion, the immigrant an- 
cestor, came from England and settled in Say- 
brook, Connecticut, as early as 1647. He had 
various parcels of land in Saybrook, and about 



iTi/O rcmovcil to Lvinc, whcrt lie was one of 
the first and nio>t active li>im(lers. lie was 
admitlcd a freeman there May 12, ir)7o, am! 
owned laml. lie hiiilt his house on the hill 
just cast of the inectiuj^ house, ami near the 
old huryinji yrounrl. He died I'ehruary 17. 
i7o8-o<;>. a};ed atxiut ninety-eight years. lie 

married (first) ; (second), March 21, 

i('ii)--<iX. Dehorah Jones, of Lyme. The fol- 
lowing Se|iieml:er an a,;recment was entered 
into lietween the heirs and the widcjw De- 
borah rejjardin^j the distribution of the estate, 
and the orii;inal of this agreement has been 
preserved. Chiblren, born in Saybnmk: Sarah, 
ifi4i): Mary. 1651; Stephen, 1653; Henry, 
1654 : Thomas, mentioned below ; Rachel, mar- 
ried John Tanner. 

( II ) Thomas, son of Henry Champion, was 
born in .\i)ril. 1656, in Saybrook, and died 
.April 5. 1705, in Lyme. He residcfl on land 
given him by his father in Lyme. He also 
had grants there. His will was dated .\pril 
4, 1705, the day before his tleath. He mar- 
ried in Lyme, .\ugust 23. 1682, Hannah 
15rockway, born September 14, ir/>4. died 
March 2, 1750, daughter of W'olston and Han- 
nah ( llriggs) Rrockway. .She married (sec- 
ond) John Wade, of Lyme, as his second 
wife. Children, born in Lvme : Hannah. I'eb- 
ruary 13. if>^4: Sarah. Niarch 8. 1^)87-88; 
Thomas. January 21. 1^190-91 : Mary. July 31, 
1693 : Henry, mentioned below : Deborah, 
.April 26, iC^7 ; Llizabeth, July i. 1(199: 
Bridget. 1702. 

( lin Lieutenant Henry (2) Champion, son 
of Thomas Champion, was born May 2. 1(193. 
in Lyme, and died at b'ast Haddam, Novem- 
ber 26. 1779. When he became of age he 
made an agreement with his brother Thomas 
to divide the liomcstead, and in 171(1. settled 
in East lladdam. where he bought fifty acres 
of land in the first division. Wi: lived about 
a mile ea^t of the meeting hnuse. and his 
house is still standing. He was "a man of 
more than medium height, square and com- 
pactly built, all his joints seemed to be double, 
and he was possessed of great strength. His 
face was handsome, his eyes dark an(l his com- 
plexion florid." His will was dated June 29. 
17(14. and proved I'ebruary 7. 1780. He mar- 
ried, in Last Haddam, January i('>. 1717, Me- 
hitable Rowley, baptized December, 1704. 
died October 5. 1775. daughter of Moses and 
Mary Rowley. Children. Ix^rn in Last Had- 
dam: Lbenezer. January 27. 1718. died, un- 
married. January iC>. 1789; Mehitable. born 
February 2-i. 1720: Henry, mentioned below: 
Israel, December 20. t72('): Judah. .Augu>t 
20, 1729: Mary. Xovcmber 28. 1731 : Eliza- 
beth, June 26. 1734. 

(I\ ) Colonel Henry (3J Champion, son 
of Lieutenant Henry (2) Champion, was born 
in I'"a-t lladdam, January 19, 1723. au'! lid 
July j^, 1797. .\t the age of eighteen in- \'. 1- 
appointed ensign of the East Haddam South 
Company. In 175S he was elected captain of 
a company to serve in the l*"rcnch war. i he 
company left Colchester, where he had set- 
tled, on June 8. i()58. and marched to join 
the main army at Lake George. He left a 
diary with an account of the trip and cam- 
paign. He returned home November 15 and 
on March 8. 1759, was elected captain of the 
filth company of the second regiment, and 
was transferred to the conmiand nf the twelfth 
or Westchester company in .May. i7(jo. On 
May 14, 1772, he was a^ipointed major of the 
twelfth regiment of colonial militia. On .April 
26, 1775, he served as one of the commis- 
sioners to supply the troops with provisions 
and stores, and when General Washington 
took command of the army he recommended 
that he be one of the commissaries. I le 
served in that position until the evacuation of 
Boston in ^^arcll. 177C1. In 1775 he was ap- 
pointed colonel of the Twenty-fifth regiment. 
W hen the army began to assemble at New 
York. Colonel Champion acted as commissary, 
and from that time the :!rmy was supplied al- 
most wholly by him. He also provided for 
the troops ordered to Rhode Island. He re- 
ceived the appointment of sole comtnissary 
general of the eastern department of the Con- 
tinental army in .\pril. 1780. In that spring 
he was placed in command of a train, largely 
sui'plied from his own resources, to relieve the 
distress of the army at Morristown. In a 
very short time he reached the Hudson, was 
ferried across at Newburgh. and delivered the 
provisions. In ifay. 1780, he resigned his 
commission and returned to his home in West- 
chester. He was deputy to the general as- 
sembly in 1761, from 1765 to 1779, and in 
i78i-83-9t>9i-92. He was <leacon of the 
Westchester church from 1775 until his death. 

He married (first) in East Haddam. De- 
cember 25. 174(1. Deborah Brainard. born June 
20, 1724. died March 17, 178^). daughter of 
Captain Joshua and .Mehitable (Dudley) 
Brainard. He married (second), in West- 
chester. November 24. 1791. Mrs. Sarah 
( Brainanl) Lewis, born April 30, 1744, died 
January 17, 1818. wiflow of Judah Lewis, and 
ilaughter of Stephen and Susannah (Gates) 
r.rainard. Chililren, all by first wife: t. 
Henry, born in East Haddam. (October 2_], 
1747: died January 26, 1750. 2. Epaphrodi- 
tus. born .\pril i(>, 1749. in East Haddam; 
killc'l in Westchester. July 13. 1752, being 
scalded in a vat of malt. 3. Henry, mentioned 



below. 4. Deborah, Ijorn May 3. 1/53- 5- 
Epaphroditus, born April 6, 1756. 6. Dor- 
othy, born October 29, 1759. 7. Mary, born 
September 11, 1762. 8. Elizabeth, twin of 
Mary. 9. Esther, born May 8, 1766. 

(V) General Henry (4) Champion, son of 
Colonel Henry (3) Champion, was born in 
Westchester, Connecticut, March 16, 1751, 
and died there July 13. 1836. He served in 
the revolution as ensign, at the Lexington 
alarm. On April 26. 1775, he was appointed 
second lieutenant of the Eighth company, Sec- 
ond regiment, and on JVIay i promoted to first 
lieutenant. He was on duty at Roxbury until 
December 10, He was in the battle of Bun- 
ker Hill. On January i, 1776, he was pro- 
niiited adjutant on the staff of Colonel Sam- 
uel Wvllys. and after the evacuation of Bos- 
ton, marched to New York, and assisted in 
fortifying that city. He took part in the bat- 
tle of Long Island, August 27, 1776, and was 
with the army at White Plains, October 28, 
remaining until December, 1776. On January 
I, 1777, he was promoted captain of the First 
Connecticut Line, remaining until the regi- 
ment was reorganized as the Third. On July 
15, 1779, he was appointed acting major of the 
First battalion, Light Brigade. This corps 
was composed of picked men from all the regi- 
ments under Washington's immediate com- 
mand, and was organized especially to at- 
tempt the capture of Stony Point, which was 
successfully done. Major Champion remained 
in the army until the close of the revolution. 
He was a member of the Order of the Cincin- 
nati in Connecticut. 

Major Champion was deputy to the general 
assembly in 1789, 1793-98, 1800-05, and from 
1806 to 1817 was assistant. Fie was a deacon 
in the Westchester church from 1813 to 1828. 
General Champion always celebrated July 16, 
"Stony Point Day," at his home in Westches- 
ter. He obtained the charter for the Phoenix 
Bank of Hartford, because the State Bank 
had refused him the accommodation of a loan. 
He was largely interested in the Connecticut 
Land Company, to which he subscribed over 
eighty-five tliousand dollars. The towns of 
Champion. New York, and Champion, Ohio, 
were named in his honor. He was instru- 
mental in obtaining the school fund for Con- 
necticut, and was chairman of the committee 
of the legislature appointed to arrange for 
the holfling of the Hartford Convention in 
1814. His epitaph reads as follows: 

"The patriotism of General Champion early led 
him to join the army of the Revolution. He was a 
brave and efficient subaltern officer at the battle of 
Bunker Hill, lie shared in the perilous retreat of 
the American troops from Long Island. He ren- 

dered essential services under Kosciusko in con- 
structing the defences at West Point. He led the 
first battalion of Connecticut Light Infantry at the 
capture of Stony Point. Subsequently he filled many 
offices of honor and trust in his native State. By 
his talents and influence he promoted the welfare 
i)f the community where he resided. He died 
cheered by the hope and sustained by the promises 
of the Gospel, leaving a memory respected by his 
friends, cherished by his family and honorable to 
the place of his birth." 

He married, in East Haddam, October 10, 

1 78 1, Abigail Tinker, born March 24, 1758, 
died April 19, 1818, daughter of Sylvanus and 
Abigail (Olmstead) Tinker. Children, born 
in ii'estchester : i. Henry, born August 6, 

1782. 2. Aristarchus, born October 23, 1784. 
3. Aristobulus, twin of Aristarchus, died Feb- 
ruary 3, 1786. 4. Abigail, mentioned below. 
5. Harriet, born May 2, 1789. 6. Maria, born 
November 19, 1791. 7. Infant, born March 
II, 1794; died young. 8. Infant, born Sep- 
tember 2, 1795 ; died young. 9. Eliza, born 
Julv 19, 1797. 10. William, twin of Eliza, 
died April 21, 1798. 

(\'n Abigail, daughter of General Henry 
(4) Champion, was born in Westchester, Jan- 
uary 17. 1787, and died in Hartford, March 31, 
1835. She married in ^^'estchester, September 
17, 1804, her cousin. General David Deming, 
born August 23, 1781, died June 6, 1827, son 
of Major Jonathan and Alice (Skinner) Dem- 
ing, and grandson of David and Mehitable 
(Champion) Deming. Children: i. Mary 
Thompson Deming, born October 9, 1805 ; 
married Rev. Thomas L. Shipman ( see Ship- 
man \^I). 2. Harriet Tinker, born February 
23. 1808; died September 5, 1810. 3. Abigail 
Champion, born June 18, 1810; died unmar- 
ried, June II, 1846. 4. Jonathan Amory, born 
October 19, 1812: died May 3, 1828. 5. 
Henry Champion, born May 23, 1815. 

The name Hallock has been 
HALLOCK variously spelled Holveake, 

Holliok.' Halliock, Halleck, 
Hallioak, Hallick and Hallack. The signature 
of William Hallock of Long Island, dated at 
Southold (township) February 10, 16S2, and 
on record at Riverhead, is written Hollyoake 
by the copyist, and it is cjuite evident that it 
was used interchangeably with that of Hol- 
yoke. 1die latter name ha« been known in 
England fiM- centuries, and there is a family 
coat-of-arms. One Edward Holyoke migrated 
from Stafford countv in 1639, and was after- 
wards president of Harvard College. His son, 
Eliztn- Holyoke, became well known in north- 
western Massachusetts from having received a 
grant of land near Northampton in 1654; also 
from tb.e fact that Ml. Holvoke was named for 



him liccaiisc lie camped at it'- ba^^c- while li><>k- 
inij for land. Tiie family arm> appear in his 
will, 171 1, as I'olldws: Azure, a chevmn ar- 
).;eiit, cutised, or, between three crescents of 
the second. Crest: a crescent, ardent. 

(I) Peter Mallock, the first of the family to 
come to .-\merica, and one of the New Haven 
Colony, landed at Hallock's Neck, Southokl, 
Lonjj Island, in i'>4o, and settled near Matti- 
tnck. He came over with a company of Puri- 
tans with the Rev. .Mr. John Youngs, .\ccord- 
inj; to a trailition in the family, Peti-r Hallock 
was the first of the thirteen men who composed 
the company, to set foot on the shore am<jn<j 
the Indians at Southold. For this reason that 
part of the villaj.;e was iiameil MallfX"k's Neck, 
and the beach e.xtendinj^ from it Hallock's 
Beach, iiaims which are still retained. He pur- 
chased from the Indians the tract of land since 
called ( )yster Ponds, now ( )rient, and then re- 
turned to l'jij;land for his wife and on coni- 
inj; back with her found that the Indians had 
resold his property. He then bought about ten 
miles west of Mattituck. His wife was a widow 
when he married her, and had a son by her 
former husband, .Mr. Howell. The only child 
of the second marriage was William, mention- 
ed below. 

(IF) William, son of Peter Hallock. was 
born, lived and died at Mattituck. His wife was 

Marg.iret . He died Sei)tembcr 28, 

i()84, leaving a will dated Southold (town- 
ship), l-'ebruary 10, 1682, and proved October 
21, i')84, which is preserveil in the ancient rec- 
ords both of Suffolk county at Riverhcad and 
of New York City. He left his i)roperty to his 
wife, four sous. Thomas, Peter, \Villiam and 
John, and his five daughters. .Margaret, Mar- 
tha, Sarah, Elizabeth and Abigail. To Thomas 
and Peter he gave the farm where he lived, giv- 
ing Thomas the western half, except the 
"swamji lot." and Peter the eastern half, in- 
cluding the said lot and his <lwelling house. To 
William be left laiiil near South >M \illage, 
and to John land on Wading river. The will 
implies deep sorrow that his son John had mar- 
ried into and joined the prescribed Society of 

( HI ) John, son of William Hallock. married 
Abigail Swazey. He removed to Setaukct in 
Pirookhaveu, and died there in 1737. His wife 
died in the same year Jainiary 2.^, "both very 
ancient and in imity with Friends." Deeds in 
Riverhcad, Long Island, mention four of his 
sons. John. Peter. Pcnjamin. mentioned below, 
and \Villiam, who settled near him, as did also 
his son Jonathan. His dwelling house in Se- 
taukct. covered with cedar, is still standing. 

( W) Benjamin, son of John Hallock. was 
born about 1700, and settled near his father at 

Setauket, Loug Island. Children: Benjamin, 
born September n, 1729; Stephen, mentioned 

( \ ) .Stephen, son of Benjamin Hallock, was 
born in Setauket. Long Island, and removed to 
Richmond. Massachusetts. He was a soldier in 
the Revolution from that town, a private in 
t^iptain Rowley's company. Colonel John 
Brown's regiment of Berkshire county militia 
from June 30, 1777, to July 21, at Fort Ann on 
the Ticonderoga alarm. He was also in Cap- 
tain Rowley's company. Colonel John .Vshley's 
regiment, July 22 to .Augiist 13, 1777, at Still- 
water. He was in Captain Joseph Raymond's 
company. Colonel Lrael ihapin's regiment, 
October 18 to November 2, 1777, at Claverack, 
to reinforce the continental army. He was in 
Captain John Bacon's company. Colonel David 
Rossetcr's regiment, at Stillwater, in 1780). .Af- 
ter the revolution he settled at Willistou, \'er- 
mont. in I7<><) the first federal census shows 
that he had in his family at Williston, Chitten- 
den comity, four males over sixteen, two under 
that ;igc, ami six females; his son ."Stephen was 
head of a family, consisting of wife and two 
sons under sixteen, and his son Content had 
only two males over sixteen in his family. In 
1792 Stephen ])urchased the jiresent residence 
of his relative, Rufus Stevens, at Richmond, 
X'crmont, on the (")bio river. He died there 
< >ctober 31, 1803. aged sixty-six. according to 
his gravestone. He married .Sarah ( "hamber- 
lin at Richmond. Massachusetts. He had six 
sons, all <if whom settled in Richmond. \'er- 
mont : Stei)hen. Content ( Chambcrlin ), Joseph. 
John, Isaac, mentioned lielow. .Amos. 

( \'n Isaac, son of Stephen Hallock, was born 
about 1770. He removed with his ])arents 
from Richmond. MassaTluf^etts, to Williston. 
X'ermont. and afterward, about 1702. settled at 
Richmond. \'ermont. He died at Middlesex, 
X'ermont. Chiklren : .Ansel, mentioned below : 
Isaac, Joseph. .*^tephcn. 

( \'II ) Ansel, son of Isaac Hallock. was born 
at Richmond. A'emiont. about 1800. He mar- 
ried . Children, born at Richmond : 

Ste])hen. September 16. 1824. irientioned be- 
low : Joseph, of Woodstock. Connecticut : Isaac 
of Hubbardston. Massachusetts : Lucretia, 
married Sim[)Son Hayes : Lucinda. married 
Lester Cameron : Emily, marriecl Wallace 
P.ruce: Elizabeth, rlied unmarrieil. aged fifty- 
six vears : Marv. married George Stone: .An- 
sel. ■ 

(\'III) Stephen (2). son of .Ansel Hallock, 
was born at Richmond. \'ermont, September 
16. 1824. flied at White River Junction. .April 
12. 1808. He was a railroad contractor. He 
marrie<l Sarah Jane, daughter of .Abner Wells, 
of Middlesex. X'ermont. Her mother's maiden 



name was Lewis. Children: i. William Theo- 
dore, born at Braintree, Vermont, February 9, 
1855; married Sarah Nash, of White River 
Junction. Vermont : child, Ralph. 2. Elmer 
Ellsworth, mentioned below. 3. Jennie Maude, 
born November 12, 1864, died March i, 1906, 
married George E. Fellows, of White River 
Junction ; children : Don E., Eda B. and Dean 

(IX) Elmer Ellsworth, son of Stephen (2) 
Hallock. was born at Braintree, ^'ermont, June 
3, 1863. He was educated in the public schools 
of White River Junction. For eleven years he 
was in the employ of tlie Case, Lockwood & 
Brainerd Company, of Hartford, Connecticut. 
He then entered the life insurance business 
with the Aetna Life Insurance Company of 
Hartford, Connecticut. In 1895 he became 
general manager of the Aetna Life Insurance 
Company for southern and western Connecti- 
cut, with offices in New Haven, where he now 
is. He is a member of the Union League Club 
of New Haven, of the New Haven Yacht Club, 
and the Charter Oak Lodge, Independent Or- 
der of Odd Fellows, of Hartford. He is a mem- 
ber of Trinity Church of New Haven, and in 
politics is a Republican. He married, Novem- 
ber 6, 1882, Harriet A., born September 16, 
1864, daughter of Cornelius V. and Maryette 
(Vining) Chapin. They had one son, Roy 
Edgar, mentioned below. 

(X) Roy Edgar, son of Elmer Ellsworth 
Hallock, was born at Hartford, Connecticut, 
October 28, 1885. He attended the South 
school of Hartford, and in 1897 entered the 
Mount Pleasant Military Academy at Ossin- 
ing-on-the-Hudson, leaving in 1902. He spent 
one year at the Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, 
Connecticut, graduating in 1903, and entering 
the Sheffield Scientific School of Yale L'niver- 
sity in the fall of the same year. He graduated 
from Yale in the class of 1906. After a year 
or so of free-lance work in the magazine field, 
he located with the Larkin Company of Buf- 
falo, taking charge of considerable of their 
publicity work and at the same time publishing 
a magazine for them. In 1909 he returned to 
New York to take charge of the editorial and 
advertising t'epartments of Every Woman's 
Magazine. In the fall of 1910 he was made 
a director in the company and elected secre- 
tary. He is a member of the Aldine Club of 
New York, the Yale Club of New York, the 
Marine and Field Club of New York, and the 
L^nion League Club of New Haven. 

(R') William Hallock, son 

HALLOCK of John Hallock (q.v.), was 

was born about 1722; died 

about 1782. He lived many years at Stony 

Rrook, but was in Greenwich, Connecticut, dur- 
ing most of the revolutionary war, in which 
he suffered nuich in the command of picket 
boats on the sound. He married Sarah Sax- 
ton, of Huntington, Long Island, sister of 
Harriet Saxton, who married Zephaniah Piatt, 
the founder of Plattsburg, New York. After 
]Mr. Hallock died his widow lived with her 
youngest daughter Anne, wife of Lodowick 
Hackstafif, in Sing Sing and New York City, 
and was buried in St. Paul's church yard, 
Brooklyn, in 1806, aged eighty-three years. 
Children: i. William, mentioned below. 2. 
Anne, died at Brooklyn, in August, 1841, aged 
seventv-four years, married Lodowick Hack- 
staff. 3. Elizabeth, born September 16, 1750, 
died 1846, aged ninety-six years, mother of 
Hallock Bromley, father of Isaac W. R. Brom- 
lev, of New York. 4. George, an enterprising 
ship-builder in Stony Brook ; father of Joseph, 
George (2), Benjamin, Charles D., Erasmus 
and Nathaniel. 5. Zephaniah Piatt, died in 
New York City in 183 1, aged sixty-six, father 
of Charles S., of New York, Charlotte W., of 
Tarrytown, New York, and grandfather of 
John Youngs Hallock, a prominent merchant 
of San Francisco. 

(V) William (2), son of William (i) Hal- 
lock, was born about 1755. He was a 
soldier in the revolution and a prisoner of the 
British one year in the old sugar-house of in- 
famous memory in New York City. He was 
taken prisoner at the battle of Long Island. His 
widow was one of the last of the revolutionary 
war pensioners. He married Ruth Hawkins. 
Her last days were spent in Derby, Connecti- 
cut. Children, Zephaniah, mentioned below; 
Israel, in partnership with Zephaniah ; Warren 
H., of Brooklyn. New York, a ship-builder ; 
Alarv Rebecca, Sarah. 

(VI) Zephaniah, son of William (2) Hal- 
lock. was born on Long Island at Stony Brook, 
1792. died at Derby. Connecticut, January 11, 
1870. He came to Derby in 1816 and engaged 
in shipbuilding, first at Sugar street, and then 
at Derby Narrows, where he builtmany vessels. 
He was in partnership with his brother Israel. 
Few, if anv, men ever lived in town more 
universally respected than Zephaniah. He was 
a zealous Congregationalist, joining the church 
in vouth and manifesting his faith in daily good 
works through a long and useful life. His 
high standards of morality and business and 
the daily example of integrity made him a 
powerful influence for good in the connnunity. 
He was of cheerful disposition and socially at- 
tractive. He was active in the church and sel- 
dom absent from meetings. As ship-builders 
the Hallocks always bore an enviable reputa- 
tion, both at home and abroad. Zephaniah was 


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affectionately called "Uncle Zepli " in later 
years and the town history pays him the com- 
pliment of beinj,' one of "the most honest men 
that ever lived." "There was no (iii|)licity or 
donhie dealinj,' in his character and rather than 
shirk his contracts by ])iittin}i in shodiiy timber 
or practicin),' an\ cjud^^c np<>ii his employees, he 
would sooner suffer loss in dollars." Therefore, 
anv vessel labeled with the name of Ilallock 
whether in port or on the ocean always bore 
the |)alm of j.;reat merit. Me took jiart in the 
war of 1812. He married Sarah Hall, a native 
of Cairo, New York. Children: William Hen- 
ry; I-'ranklin ; Frederick H., died in infancy; 
Ann .Xn^'usta, Kdwin, wiio is further men- 
tioned below. 

l\TI) Edwin, son of Zejihaniah Hallock, 
was born at Derby, Connecticut. August 16, 
1840. and his boyhood and later life have been 
spent in his native town. He attended the pub- 
lic sciiools and S. .\. Law Post's "Classical and 
Conmiercial Institute." His first work after 
leaving school was in a wood-turning shop, 
where he spent a year and ])retty thoroughly 
mastered the trade. During the next five 
years he was teller in the Derby Savings Bank 
and learned the elements of business and ac- 
(|uired valuable habits of accuracy and preci- 
sion in daily life. Mr. Hallock and his brother 
I'ranklin had previously purchased the hard- 
ware store, which was founded in 1835 by S. 
A. Downs & Company. Afterwards the firm 
became L)own> & Sanford, then Downs, .San- 
ford & Com|)anv, and later 1". Hallock & Com- 
pany. Mr. Ilallock incorporated his business 
in 1897 as the I". Halloclc Company, of which 
he is president. The concern has a very large 
trade in all kinds of hardware and building 
material. Mr. Ilallock has al-o been engaged 
in the real estate business in Derby. In p.)litics 
he is a Republican. He was a member of the 
school board of Derby for five years. He rep- 
lesented the town in tb.e general assembly of 
the state in 181)7. KJJV05. and each year was 
api'i'intcd to important vonunittees and denion- 
str,->Ied umi-ual .diilily as a legislator. In lOO.V 
04 he -erved on the committee on claims, banks 
and appropriations. He is a trustee of the Der- 
by Savings Rank and a trustee of the Derby 
Hospital. He is a prominent Congregational- 
ist, treasurer of the I'irst Congregational 
Church of Derby, member of the Congrega- 
titmal Club of New Haven and treasurer of the 
Derby "S'oung Men's Christian .\ssociation. He 
is a member of the New Haven Chapter, Con- 
necticut Society, Sons of the .\merican Revo- 
lution ; of the New Haven Colony Hist<^rical 
Society, of New Haven, and of f)"satonic 
Lodge No. if), Independeni ( )r 'er of Odd I-"e!- 
lows. of Derbv. He is unmarried. 

The family bearing this name is 
SMITH one of the oldot in New London 
county, and one which has given 
to the state many good and honorable citi- 
zens, who have played well their parts in pub- 
lic anti municipal affair>, as well as in private 
life. One of the original pro|)rictors of the' 
town of Norwich wa-. Rev. .\ebemiah Smith, 
who was born in England alxiut 1O05. He 
emigrated to America, and wa.s admitted a 
freeman at I'lyniouth, Massachusetts, March 
0, i<>.?7-38. He married .\nna Ilourne, whose 
si>ter Martha m;irrie<l |ohn llradford. son of 
Ciovernor William Hradford. Rev. Mr. Smith 
lived in Stratforil, New Haven, New l^n<Ion, 
(jrotoii, and came to Norwich as one of the 
original proprietors, purchasing land from Un- 
cas in June, 1659. The descenilants of Rev. 
Mr. Smith are very numerous throughout 
eastern Coimecticut. 

( I ) Thomas Smith, a descendant of Rev. 
Nehemiah Smith, was born in Ledyard, Con- 
necticut, May 16, 1754, died December i, 
1844. in I'ranklin, Connecticut. He was a 
farmer and also worked at coo])ering. He 
enlisted from Stonington, Connecticut, in the 
revolutionary army. .May 17, 1775. for seven 
months, umler Cajjtain .*^ann:el Prentice; later 
for two months lie was under command of 
(.ajitain James Gordon ; subsequently for two 
months untler command of Captain John 
Swan, lie received a pension for his services. 
He was a member of the Methoflist church in 
Ledyard, and was a Whig in politics. In 1844 
he moved to I-ranklin with his son. Prentice 
P.. and residctl there the remainder of his 
days. He married, November 2. 1777, Thank- 
ful Pennett, born October 5, 1757, died at the 
home of her son. Prentice P.. .\uL;ust 9, 1850. 
Mr. Smith was an iijiright Christian man, and 
his wife was exceedingly well versed in the 
Scriptures. Children: i. Polly, born January 
27. 1779; married a Mr. Geer, and removed 
to Erie. Pennsylvania. 2. Petsev. October i, 
1780; married a ^^r. Latham, and removed 
west. ,v .Abigail, .Xjiril 28. 1782 : married a 
Mr. Grant, and died .\ugust 26, 1820. 4. 
Th<imas. March 12. 1784: iiiarried (first) 
Phebe Pennett: (second) Phebe L. Johnson; 
died December i. 1844. 5. Thankful, .\pril 
23, I78(.. died July I. 1797. 6. Nancy. May 
20. 1788: married William .Avery, and rc<ided 
in Windham. 7. I.ydia. November 14. 1790, 
died .August 20, 1813. 8. Fanny, Februarv 13. 
179.V died August 20. 18 13. 0. Prentice P.. 
see forward. 

(IT) Prentice P.. son of Thomas and 
Thankful (Bennett) .Smith, was Ixirn in led- 
yard. Connecticut. September 11, 1795. He 
attended the district school, was reared to 



farm work, and his business career was de- 
voted to farming and coopering, having a farm 
in the north part of Ledyard and a shop on 
the farm, making many barrels for use in the 
West Indies molasses trade. He removed to 
Franklin, 1844, where two sons had preceded 
him, and he purchased the farm of Andrew 
Hull. A few years later he disposed of the 
farm in Ledyard, and remained on the farm 
in Franklin until 1868, when he and his wife 
went to live with their son, William C, re- 
maining until their deaths, his occurring Jan- 
uary 3, 1881, and that of his wife December 
17, 1885. In early life JMr. Smith united with 
the Ledvard Aletliodist Episcopal Church, but 
later transferred to the Bean Hill Alethodist 
Church. His wife also held membership in 
the same churches. During his residence in 
Ledyard he took an active part in church mat- 
ters.' In politics he was first a Whig and later 
a Republican, representing Ledyard one term 
in the legislature, serving on the board of 
selectmen, and holding other minor offices. He 
married, December i, 1814, Alaria Avery, 
born August 13, 1797. Children: i. Sarah 
Maria, born September 30, 181 5 ; married Rev. 
Silas Leonard, a Methodist minister, and died, 
in Franklin, November 29. 1884. 2. Prentice 
O., August 3, 1817; married Eliza King, who 
died June 17, 1904; he was a member of the 
firm of Smith Brothers for many years, and 
later was general agent of a publishing house : 
he died in Franklin, February 14, 1898. 3. 
John Owen, see forward. 4. T.Iary Louisa, 
January 25, 1822 ; married John Shapley, a 
machinist by trade, and they resided in 
Cazenovia, New York, for a number of years, 
but later removed to Gananoque, Canada. 5. 
.Austin .v., May 21. 1824: married Frances 
Mather ; he was a machinist by trade, but was 
engaged in several business enterprises ; he 
died in Franklin, April 22, 1883. 6. Henry N., 
April 18, 1827 : married Lydia Lathrop, and 
resided in Franklin, where he was engaged at 
farming until his death, June 15, 1883; in 
early life he was connected with the firm of 
Smith Brothers ; he was a deacon in the 
Franklin Congregational Church. 7. Lucian 
H., July I, 1829; married Jane Lathrop; was 
a blacksmith, later a farmer, and was killed 
by a fall in his barn in Bozrah, October 5. 
1879. 8. Frances H., April 24, 1832: married 
Hekekiah Huntington, and resided in New 
York. 9. ^\'illiam Curtis, July i, 1835; mar- 
ried Elizabeth H. Mumf ord ; a farmer, and re- 
sides in Franklin : served as deacon in the 
Franklin church. 10. Ezra Leonard, August 
II, 1837: a farmer, and resides in Minne- 
apolis, Minnesota : married Lucy Hastings, of 

(III) John Owen, son of Prentice P. and 
Maria (Avery) Smith, was born in Ledyard, 
Connecticut, October 0, 1819. He removed to 
Franklin in voung manhood, and before he 
became of age bought his time from his father, 
and was employed in the carriage shop as a 
carriage trimmer. Later on he traveled for 
the establishment, selling buggies and wagons 
in New London and surrounding counties. He 
purchased the homestead farm at Smith's 
Corners, and for many years this was looked 
after by his son, Owen S., and Mr. Smith 
was general agent in Massachusetts for the 
successive editions of the atlas published by 
Mitchell &• Bradley, from which he realized a 
goodly competence. Later he was an agent 
for the celebrated ^^'est's American Tire Set- 
ter. From 1889 to 1893 he devoted his at- 
tention to his farm, and in the latter-named 
year disposed of the farm and removed to 
Norwich, to make his home with his son, 
Frank H., residing there until his death, Jan- 
uary 30, 1896. He was a Republican in poli- 
tics, and represented Franklin one term in 
the legislature. He was the prime mover in 
the erection of the Franklin Congregational 
Church and parsonage, was active in looking 
after its finances, and served as superintend- 
ent of the Sunday school for many years. 
Islr. Smith married, in 1842. .Abby Shapley 
King, born in Lebanon, Connecticut, in 1822. 
daughter of Captain Joseph and Abby ( Shap- 
ley ) King. She died September 21, 1894, 
and her remains were interred in Yantic cem- 
etery, as were also those of her husband. 
Children: i. Owen S., see forward. 2. Frank 
H., born March 28, 1852; married (first) 
Florence Proctor: (second) Maude Rich- 
mond ; children of second wife : Helen B. 
and Frank R., the latter a member of the firm 
of J. P. Barstow & Company in Norwich. 3. 
Julia O., born 1856, died in 1897, unmarried. 

(IV) Owen S., son of John Owen and Abby 
Shapley (King) Smith, was born in Frank- 
lin. Connecticut, June 29, 1848. He received 
his education in the district schools, the sdect 
schools in Franklin, and the Norwich Free 
Academy. Upon the completion of his studies 
he returned to the home farm and assumed 
the management of it for his father, remain- 
ing there for eight years after his marriage, 
until 188 1, when he moved to his present 
farm in Norwich Town, which place has Iseen 
in the possession of the Huntington family 
for almost two hundred years. Mr. Smith 
has devoted his attention to general farming, 
and from 1887 to 1900 conducted a success- 
ful ice business, after which he turned his 
attention tn the real estate business, in which 
he has been equally successful. He is a Re- 


publican in |x>litics. but has never souyht or 
held public oHicc, preferring to devote his 
time to bu>ine>s pursuits. Me united with 
liie I'ranklin Conj; relational church, was 
transferred to the Second Congregational 
Liuirch at Norwich and later tu tlie l-irst 
Lim^regatiunal Church, lie served as sui)er- 
inteiident nf the Second Congregational 
Clnirch ii>r several sears. Mr. Smith mar- 
ried, Uctober 2, 1K72, Harriet Kunice Hunt- 
ington, born in her present home, June 27, 
185 1, gradualei! at Norwich l-ree .\cademy, 
class of 1871, daughter of Deacon Ivlward 
.\ndrew and Harriet A. (Lyman) Hunting- 
ton (see Huntington \II ). Chihlren : i. 
Kdward Huntington, born July i, 1873; was 
educatetl in Norwich I'ree .\cadeniy, .\nihcrst 
College (from which he graduated in 1898) 
and Hartford Theological Seminary (from 
which Ik- graduated in ujoi ) ; he was ordained 
at Norwich Town in June, lyoi, as a foreign 
missionary of the .\merican IJoard, and has 
been stationel at l-'uo Chow, China, since 
December, lyoi. He married, October 2. 
\tjoi. (.jrace W. Thomas, of lioston : children: 
Helen Huntington, born December 19, 1902; 
I'Mward Huntington, Jr.. born January 2(t. 
H/J5, died .\pril 11, 1910, in China: Eunice 
i;iizabeth. iiorn .May 24, 1906; all born in 
China. 2. Mabel Kin;, Ix^rn December 21. 
1874 : graduated from Norwich b'ree .\cad- 
emy. class of i8(j_^: married. (Jctober 2, 1901. 
r. .Snowden Thomas, of I'.oston : children: 
Lucille I-ranklin, born .\ugust 21, 1902; 
Julian Snowden, born ^[arch 11, 1904: I'aul 
.^mith, June 27, 1906: Donald James, .March 
31, 190S. Mr. Thomas is general secretary 
of the Young Men's Christian .\ssociation at 
W'atertown, New York. 3. Harold Lyman, 
born ( )ctober 2, 1886; graduated in 1904 from 
Norwich I'rce .Academy. 4. Sidney I'almer. 
born Jamiary 11. 1889. Mr. and Mrs. Owen 
S. Smith reside in the old Huntington house, 
Huntington avenue, P.ean Hill. Norwich. This 
house was built in 17 17. and here six genera- 
tions of the Huntington family were born. 

( Tlu- IbintiiiKlnn Line) 

( I ) Simon Huntington, immigrant ances- 
tor, was born in England, and sailed for New 
F.nglan<l in if>33 with his wife and children, 
but was taken ill and died on the voyage, of 
smallpox. His widow. Margaret ( Ilarrett 1 
Huntington, settled with her children first at 
Roxbmy. Massachusetts, where she married 
(second) i'>.^.=>-3'i, Thomas Stoughton. of 
Dorchester. They removed to Windsor. Con- 
necticut, and settled there, ^^argaret was 
lirobablv born in Norwich. England. Prac- 
tically nothing is known of .Simon Hunting- 

ton. Even his name was a mystery to the 
early genealogi.sts of the family. Children: 

1. William, settled in Salisbury about 1640. 

2. Thomas, settled in Connecticut. 3. Chris- 
topher. 4. Simon, see forward. 5. Ann, men- 
tioned in a letter written by I'eter liret to 
his sister. .Nfargaret ( IJarrett") Huntington. 

(H) Simon (2), son of Sim<jn (i) Hunt- 
ington, was b(jrn in England alxnit 1630, and 
came to .\merica on the ill-fated voyage with 
his mother in 1633. He settled in Norwich, 
and was a member of Mr. Fitch's church 
there. He was a deacon of the church until 
i()(/}. when his son succeeded him. He was 
a member of the general assembly in 1074; 
had a grant of land in if»8(j; was townsman 
in KJ90-94. In i(>94 he was on a committee 
to search out and report the deficiencies in the 
iniblic records. He served on the committee 
to seat the meeting house, iCjcjj, and in 1700 
was on a committee to give deeds and fix titles 
of lands in dispute or with defective title. He 
married, in October. 1653. Sarah, daughter of 
Joseph Clark, of Windsor, Connecticut. She 
died in 1721, aged eighty-eight. He died at 
.W.rwich, June 28, 1700, aged seventy-seven. 
Children: 1. Sarah, born at Saybrook. Au- 
gust. 1654; married Dr. .Solomon Tracv. 2. 
Mary, born at Saybrook, .August. 1657:' mar- 
ried a I'orbes, of Preston. 3. Simon, .see for- 
ward. 4. Joseph, born September. K/n. 5. 
Elizabeth, born at Norwich, Februarv, 1664, 
died young. 6. .Samuel, born at .Norwich, 
-March i. 1665. 7. bllizabeth, l)orn at Nor- 
wich, October 6, i(V)(>: married Jose|)h Itackus. 
8. Nathaniel, born at Norwich, Julv 10. 1672, 
died young. 9. Daniel. lx>rn"at' .Norwich, 
ALnrch 13, 1675-76. 

( I H ) Deacon Simon ( 3 ) . son of Simon 
(2) Huntington, was born in .Saybrook, Con- 
necticut. February 6. 1659. died November 2, 
^73'^>- He was taken by his parents to Nor- 
wich, in the spring of i6('». and resided on 
the homestead which was described in the rec- 
ords as "the home lot lying on both sides of 
the highway." in the second book, and as 
"four acres, abutting east on land of Thomas 
Tracy, south on lan<l of .Mr. James I'itch and 
north on the highway." also "four acres over 
the highway against his home lot." in the first 
book of records. In the second records, the 
south division abuts north on the street twentv- 
fivc and a half rods, west on the street thir- 
teen and a half rods, south on land .>f Cap- 
tain Fitch fourteen rods: the line then runs 
southeast four rods, abutting northwest on 
the Fitch lot. runs .southwest from there two 
rods, four feet, from there west two rods, 
south twenty rods minus four feet, abutting 
west on Captain Fitch's land and south on 



Fitch's land eighteen rods, and east on Lieu- 
tenant Thomas i racy's land forty-three rods. 
The frontage of twenty-live and a half rods 
comes from the land of Charles Young to the 
corner near the house lately occupied by the 
Rev. Charles A. Northrop, and then the west- 
ern frontage of thirteen and a half rods goes 
along the road by the Green as far as the 
house occupied by Miss Grace ]\lcClellan. The 
houses of the first and second Simon Hunt- 
ingtons were situated on this land. Like his 
cousin, Christopher, Simon was destined to a 
most important service in the early history of 
the home chosen for him by his parents. In- 
heriting his father's piety and gifts, he was 
called in 1696 to succeed him to the deacon- 
ship, and in this ofifice he served with no less 
than his father's fidelity and acceptance, as' 
long as he lived. He was largely engaged in 
civil affairs, serving in many of the most im- 
portant offices with marked ability. His 
house, occupying a central position, was hon- 
ored as the magazine for the defensive weap- 
ons of the town, and as late as 1720 a report 
made to the town states that it contained a 
half-barrel of powder, thirty-one pounds of 
bullets and four hundred flints. In 1682 it 
was voted in town meeting to grant "to Simon 
Huntington Jun. to take up one hundred akers 
of land on the Shawtucket, not prejudicing 
the highways nor former grants." He mar- 
ried, October 8, 1683, Lydia Gager, born in 
Norwich, August 8, 1663, died August 8, 1737, 
daughter of John and Elizalaeth (Gore) 
Gager, and granddaughter of that "right 
goodly man and skillful chyrurgeon," who 
had come to America in 1660 with Governor 
Winthrop. John Gager, her father, removed, 
in 1635, from Charlestown, Massachusetts, to 
Saybrook, subsequently to New London, and 
thence in 1660 to Norwich, Connecticut. Chil- 
dren : Simon, born 1686: Sarah. 1687-88: 
Deacon Ebenezer, see forward ; Captain 
Joshua, 1698. 

(IV) Deacon Ebenezer, son of Deacon 
Simon (3) Huntington, was born in Norwich, 
Connecticut, May, 1692. died September 12, 
1768. He became a member of the church in 
1717. and was chosen deacon January 18, 
1737. to succeed his father, in which office he 
served until 1764, on the appointment of his 
son. He married. June 20, 1717, Sarah, born 
in Norwich, February 13, 1698-99, died April 
I, 1770, daughter of Deacon Thomas and Ly- 
dia (Tracy) Leifingwell. Children: Sarah, 
born 1718: Rev. Simon, see forward; Lucy, 
1722: Lydia, 1735. 

fV) Rev. Simon (4), son of Deacon Eben- 
ezer Huntington, was born in Norwich. Con- 
necticut, September 12, 1719, in the Simon 

Huntington house on Bean Hill, died Decem- 
ber zj, 1801. He graduated from Yale Col- 
lege in 1741, united with the church, 1742, 
studied theology and preached until his health 
failed. He was chosen deacon to succeed his 
father in 1764. He married (first) January 
17. 175 1) Hannah Tracy, born September 2, 
1727, died January 30, 1753. He married 
(second) January 24, 1759, Zipporah Lathrop, 
born 1733, died March 16, 1814. Children by 
first wife: Samuel, born 1751 ; Hannah, 1753. 
By second wife: Roger, 1759; Daniel, 1762; 
Ebenezer, see forward; Erastus, 1769. 

(V'l) Ebenezer (2), son of Rev. Simon 
(4) Huntington, was born in Norwich, in the 
Simon Huntington house on Bean Hill, Au- 
gust 26, 1764, died February 27, 1853. He 
was a farmer, residing on Bean Hill, Nor- 
wich, where his death occurred. He married, 
in Lebanon, September 26, 1806, Eunice, born 
July 30, 1779. daughter of Captain Andrew 
and Ruth (Hyde) Huntington, of Lebanon, 
Connecticut. Children : Mary Ann, born Oc- 
tober 30, 1807: Cornelia Eliza, February 8, 
1809: Edward Andrew, see forward: William 
Lathrop, February 8, 1817, ched August 11, 
1825 : Samuel Tracy, September 20, 1819, died 
August ID, 1825. 

(\II) Deacon Edward Andrew, son of 
Ebenezer (2) Huntington, was born in Nor- 
wich, in the Simon Huntington house, on 
Bean Hill, October 23, 181 1. He was chosen 
deacon of the First Congregational Church 
in Norwich in 1857, and was the seventh of 
that name that had been called to same office 
in that ancient church. He married, in Wood- 
stock, Connecticut, June 26, 1850, Harriet A., 
daughter of Daniel Lyman, M.D., of South 
Woodstock, and granddaughter of Rev. Eli- 
phalet Lyman, who was pastor of the Con- 
gregational church in Woodstock from 1780 
to 1825, and who died February 2. 1836, aged 
eighty-two years. His wife, Hannah Hunt- 
ington, was born April 28, 1753. married, in 
1779, and died in Woodstock, April 19, 1836. 
She was a woman of unusual brilliancy of in- 
tellect, and retained her mental faculties re- 
markably in her advanced years. Children of 
Deacon Edward Andrew Huntington: i. Har- 
riet Eunice, born June 27, 185 1 : married, 
October 2, 1872, Owen S. Smith ; Mr. and 
Mrs. Smith reside in the old Simon Hunting- 
ton house on Bean Hill, Norwich, built in 
1717. in which house six generations of the 
Huntington family were born fsee Smith 
IV). 2. ]\Iary Eldredge, born December 29, 
1854: married, December 28, i88r, Charles 
W. Haines, a lawyer of Colorado Springs, 
Colorado : children : Faith Huntington and 
Marion Huntington Haines, both unmarried. 

c().\N'r-:cTU IT 


libcnczcr Smith, a descendant of 
S.Ml 1 II I'liunias Smith, who settled early 
at iiast Haven, Connecticut, re- 
sided at North Haven, Connecticut, and was 
for many years town treasurer and a promi- 
nent citizen. 'I'homas Smith married, in H)lj2, 
Elizabeth, only dau},diter of luhvard I'atler- 
son. Children: John, horn .March, I'Mi^; 
Anna, April i, 1005; Infant, born and died 
iWj/; John, born June 14, U)69; 'Ihomas, 
Au,L;uit. i'>7i ; Thomas, Jainiary 31, 1O73; 
Klizabeth, June II, 107O; Joanna, December 
17. i<)78; Samuel, May 24, 1081 ; Abigail, 
Auf^ust 17, 10^3; Lydia, March 24, i(j8o; Jo- 
sei)h, 1688; lienjamin, November 21, 1690, 
died young. 

(11) Henry Hart, son of Ebenezer Smith, 
was born in North Haven, Connecticut, in 
1828. I'our i,'enerations of the family have 
been born there. He was educate<l in the 
public schools and learned the trade of machin- 
ist, which he followed through his active life. 
He is now living at Hartfonl. He married, 
November 25. 1S52, Mary llucklcy. horn Jan- 
iiarv 4, 1S27, daughter of Aniasa and Mary 
(W'etherill) Morgan (sec Morgan \II ). 
Chililren : h'rederick H., born November 28, 
1834: Herbert Eugene, mentioneil below. 

(HI) Dr. Herbert Eugene, son of Henry 
Hart Smith, was born at Hartford. Connecti- 
cut, ( )ctober 21. 1837. He attended the pub- 
lic schooU of his native city, and graduated 
from the high school. He then entered the 
Sheftielil Scientific ."school of \'ale University 
in 187(1 and was graduated with the degree of in the class of 1879. He was a >tudent 
in ^'ale ^^edical School for the year follow- 
ing and then entered the .Meilical School of 
the Cnivcrsity of I'emisylvania. from which 
he was graduated with the degree of M.D. in 
1882. He returned to the Vale .Meilical 
SchiKil and in June, 1883. was apjiointed lec- 
turer in chemistry and in 1883 was chosen 
professor of chemistry, being the third to 
occupy the chair. The three professors of 
this department have taught ninety-seven 
years altogether — a most remarkable record of 
long and able service. Since 1883 Dr. Smith 
has also been dean of the Vale Medical 
School. His work in the laboratory and lec- 
ture room, and his published contributions to 
science have given him a world-witle reputa- 
tion and high standing in the scientific world. 
Much of his published work has been in con- 
nection with the researches and problems of 
the Connecticut board of health, of which he 
was chemist for a niunber of years. He has 
contributed also to various medical societies, 
of which he is a member, and to medical pub- 
lications. He is a member and was formerly 

president of the .New Haven City .Medical 
Society ; member of the Connecticut State 
.Medical Society, the .\merican Chemical So- 
ciety, the .American Society of liiological 
Cheini-ts, the .\merican l'h\ siological Society, 
the .\merican i'ublic Health .Association, the 
Craduates Club of .New Haven and the 
United Congregational Church of New Haven. 
His home is in New Haven, but he s])ends his 
summers at Woodmont, Connecticut. He 
married. June 30, 1885, Emily Scull, \y>rn 
September 30, i85(), daughter of David D. 
Dinnin. Chihlnn: Emily Dinnin, l)orn .No- 
vember ID, 1886: ^^arv Morgan, .April 19, 
1888; Elizabctli Bernard, Octijher S, 1889; 
Emily D. and Mary M. are members of the 
class of 1910. V'assar College. Elizabeth M. 
is a pupil of the Heminway School of Do- 
mestic .Science at IVamingham, Massachu- 

(The Morgan Line). 

( 111 ) James Morgan, son of John Morgan 
(q. v.), was born in New London, Connecti- 
cut. al)out 1680. He married liridget , 

and settled in Preston, Connecticut, where he 
died November 7, 1721. Children, horn at 
Preston: Samuel, December 16, 1703: James, 
June 24. 1707, mentioned bel"W ; Hannah, 
September 9, 1708; Rachel. July 19, 1710; 
Daniel. .April 16. 1712. 

(I\') James (2), son of James (i) Mor- 
gan, was born at Preston. June 24, 1707. He 
had but one child, Samuel, mentioned below. 

(\') Samuel, son of James (2) Morgan, 
was born in 1728. He settled in W'aterford, 
Connecticut, and died there. January 26, 1825, 

aged ninety-six. He marricii Mary , 

who died September 23, 1804, aged eighty- 
one. P.oth were buried in the old second 
burial L'round at New London. His will was 
dated May 9. i8ifi. proved February, 1825. 
Children : Samuel, mentioned below : Lydia : 
Lucretia. born about 1733; Margaret, about 
1733: Louisa, aliout 1737: Bridget. 17^10. 

(\'n Samuel (2), son of Samuel (i) Mor- 
gan, was Imrn in 1748. He settled in W'ater- 
ford. but probably removed to W'ethersficld. 
where he died ^^arch ro. 18 13. aged sixty- 
seven. He married Mehitable . who 

die<l July 3, 1810. aged *ixty-three. He mar- 
ric<l again. He settled in Wyoming, Penn- 
>;ylvania. and barely escaped with wife and 
infant claughter from the massacre of 1778. 
Children: !VIehitable. dicfl in Hartford. No- 
vember 24. 183^1 ; Samuel, born 1780: Ciifleon. 
settled in X'irginia : .\masa. mentioneil below. 

(\"H) .Amasa. son of Sanuiel i 2^ Morijan, 
was I)orn July 3. 1786. was drowned at LLirt- 
ford. April 2. 1831. He settled in Wethers- 
field. He married, .April 22, 1813. ^^arv, 



daughter of Elias Wetherill : she died Octo- 
ber 28. 1856, aged sixty-six years. Children: 
Eliza Ann, born March 14, 1814. married 
Salmon Steele; Chauncey, July 31, 1815, 
married Lois Ann Miller and C. M. Lewis; 
Lewis, January 17, 1817, married Jeanette 
Pinney, Samuel, December 14, 181S, married, 
February 13, 1848, Adelia.A. Clark; Harriet, 
February 9, 182 1, married E. Boyington and 
L. Adams; Justus Rockwell, September 14, 
1822, married, November 29, 1843. Henrietta 
Judd ; James Henry, May 14. 1825, married, 
November 20, 1847, Martha Whitmore ; 
Mary Buckley, January 4, 1827. married, No- 
vember 25, 1852, Henry H. Smith (see 
Smith H) ; Joseph, January 21, 1830. 

Rev. Henry Smith, immigrant 
SjMITH ancestor, was born in England, 

in 1588, near Norfolk. He came 
to America in 1636, and settled in Wethers- 
field, Connecticut, in 1638. He is thought .to 
have married twice, but the name of his first 
wife is not known. The name of his second 
wife was Dorothy, sister of Rev. John Cotton, 
of Boston. He died in 1658, and she married 
(second) John Russell, father of Rev. John 
Russell, who succeeded Mr. Smith in the pas- 
torate' at W'ethersfield, and who, ten years 
later, became the first minister at Hadley, and 
died May 8, 1690, aged eighty-three. Mrs. 
Dorothy (Smith) Russell died at' Hadley in 
1694. Chil(h-en of Rev. Henry Smith : Pere- 
grine, died unmarried ; daughter, married and 
had children ; daughter, married and had 
children; Dorothy, born 1636; Samuel 
in Wethersfield, 1638, mentioned below; Jo- 
anna, W'ethersfield, December 25, 1641 ; Noah, 
Wethersfield, February 25, 1643-44; Eliza- 
beth, Wethersfield, August 25, 1648. 

(H) Samuel, son of Rev. Henry Smith, 
was born in Wethersfield, in 1638-39. He 
lived at Northampton, Massachusetts, from 
1666 until about 1680. He remove; I then to 
Hadley, to take care of his mother. The 
following, taken from his letter in 1698-99, 
refers to his stepfather, John Russell: "But 
he was sometimes a little short of ye Charity 
which thinketh no Evil, at ye least I was wont 
to think so when his Hand was too heavy on 
my Shoulders & I remembered ye sweetnesse 
& ye Charity of my firste Father, but on ye 
whole said he was a Goode jMan & did well 
by my Mother & her children & no doubt we 
did often try his wit & temper." Samuel 
Smith died at Hadley. September 10. 1703, 
aged sixty-five. He married Mary, daughter 
of James Ensign, the immigrant who was one 
of the first settlers of Hartford. Children : 
Samuel, deacon ; Sarah, born liefore her 

father's removal to Northampton ; Dorothy, 
baptized 1667, at Northampton ; Ebenezer 
baptized at Northampton, 1668 ; Ichabod, born 
at Northampton, January 24, 1670, mentioned 
below ; Mary, Northampton, January 19, ^673 ; 
James, Northampton, June 12, 1675; Pre- 
served, Northampton, August, 1677. 

(HI) Deacon Ichabod, son of Samuel 
Smith, was born at Northampton, January 24, 
1670. He lived in Hadley until about 1699, 
and after that in Suffield. He married, about 
1692, Mary, daughter of Thomas Huxley, of 
Suffield. Children born at Hadley : Child 
born February i, died February 13, 1693-94; 
Mary, born May 20, 1696. Children born in 
Suffield: Hannah, January 21, 1698; Samuel, 
November 5, 1700. mentioned below ; Ichabod, 
January I, 1708; James, March 15, 1710-11; 
Joseph, January i, 1717. 

(I\') Samuel (2), son of Deacon Ichabod 
Smith, was born November 5, 1700, in Suf- 
field, died there August 25, 1767. He mar- 
ried Jerusha, daughter of Atherton Mather, 
of Suffield, November 8, 1725. She was born 
in Windsor, July 18, 1700, and died at the 
home of her son. Rev. Cotton Mather Smith, 
in Sharon, Connecticut, aged ninety. Chil- 
dren : Elizabeth, born November 10. 1726; 
Dan, October 25, 1728 ; Cotton IMather, Octo- 
ber 15, 1730, mentioned below; Simeon, 
(Rev.), August 6, 1733; Paul, September 15, 
1736; Jerusha, died young. 

(\') Rev. Cotton iMather, son of Samuel 
(2) Smith, was born October 15. 173P, in 
Sheffield, Connecticut, died in Sharon, 1806. 
He graduated from Yale College in 175 1, and 
studied divinity with Rev. i\Ir. Woodbridge, 
at Hatfield or Hadley. He was ordained and 
settled at Sharon. August 28, 1755. He mar- 
ried, about 1757, Temperance, widow' of Dr. 
^Villiam Gale, of Goshen, New York, and 
daughter ,of Rev. William Worthirigton, of 
.Saybrook. She was born April 8. 1732, died 
June. 1800. Rev. Cotton blather Smith 
preached his half-century sermon in Sharon 
in 1805, and died there November 27 or 30, 
1806. For some months he was chaplain in 
the revolutionary army. He was a mission- 
ary to the feeble churches in Vermont. He 
organized the Vergennes Congregational 
Church. September 17, 1793. Children: 
Elizabeth, born Tune 29, 1759; Juliana, Feb- 
ruary 12. 1761 : Thomas Mather, Januarv 21, 
176"?; Governor John Cotton, February 12, 
1765, mentioned below; Lucretia, January 20, 
1767, died 1773; Mary, February 16. 1769! 

(VI) Governor John Cotton, son of Rev. 
Cotton Mather Smith, was born in Sharon, 
February 12, 176^, died March, 1845. He 
graduated from Yale College in 1783. He 



became liciitciiant-yovernur of Conntcticul in 
1811, governor in 1813-17. lie wa^ a mem- 
ber of the United States congre>s, 1800-0O, 
anil was elected fur a fourth term, but rc- 
signcil. Was subsequently appointed to a 
jutigcshi[j in the supreme court of his state, 
l^le was president of the .American ISoard of 
iCominissioners for l-'oreign .Missions and of 
the -American iJible Society. He married. Oc- 
tober, i/Sd, .Margaret, Iwrn in .Amenia in 
i;:()<), die<l 1857, daughter of Jacob Kvert- 
son, of I'leasaiit \alk\, New York. Mr. 
livert>on was descended from a long line of 
famous I)utch admirals of that name, as also 
from .Admiral DeRuyter. He was a meml)er 
of the .New \'ork provincial congres> of 1774- 
75. John Cotton Smith was the last gnvernor 
of Connecticut under the charter of Charles 
the Second. 

(\!1) William .Matlier. only child of Cov- 
ernor John Cotton Smith, was born in .Sharon, 
.August 26, 1787, died .March. 18(14. lie grad- 
uated from Vale College in the class of 1S05. 
He was educated for the law, but devoted his 
life to good works an<l was greatly beloved, 
lie coniluctcil a farm anil had extensive real 
estate imprests in Sharon, where ho lived, anil 
in the state of X'ermont. H? established one 
of the first Sunday schools in the United 
States and conducted it for fifty years. He 
was a noted lay (jrcacher, and in the absence 
of the minister occupied the pul])it in the 
Sharon church. He ofliciated at many fun- 
erals. l*"or more than thirty years he held 
services regularly in outlying districts. He 
was a failhfid member of the church of which 
his grandfather wa> pastor, joining at the 
early age of twelve years. He entered col- 
lege the s.ame year. He married. 180J. Helen, 
born in Colinnbia comity, in 178<>, died May, 
i8()7. daughter of (lilbert R. Livingston, of 
Reil Hook. .\ew York. Children: John Cot- 
ton, born March 21, 1810, graduate of Vale 
College in 1830. died unmarried in 1879: Rob- 
ert W'orthington. mentiiHied below; (iilbert 
Livingston, born May, 18 13. graduate of 
Princeton College in 18^^. died December. 


(\1H) Rnbert Worthington, son of Wil- 
liam .Mather .Smith, was born in .Sharnu. Con- 
necticut. May 28. 181 I. died there September 
10, 1877. , He was educated in the public 
and private schools and in Williams College, 
and studied medicine under Dr. Willard Park- 
er, of Xew York City, but followed farming 
most of his life in his native town. He re- 
ceived the degree of M.D. from the Pittsfield 
Medical College. He married, in December, 
1834, Gertrude L'Estrange. horn at Carmel, 
Xew A'ork. September, 181 1, died in Sharon, 

.November 2^, 1894, daughter of Daniel and 
Gertrude (L'Estrange) liolden. Her mother 
was of Huguenot ancestry. Children, lx)rn at 
.Sharon: 1. tjilbert Living>ton, mentioned be- 
low. 2. Helen Lvertson, .\ugust jj, 1839, 
lives with her brother in Shafon, member of 
the Daughters of the .American Revolution ; 
has written frjr all the leading magazines 
under her own name and various noms dc 
plume; author of "Colonial Days and Ways," 
published by the Century Company in 1900. 
3. W illiam .Mather, born September 30, 1843, 
died September 3, 1848. aged five years. 4. 
(jertrude I'.oldeii, October 20, 1850, married, 
.\pril 20, 1881, Robert Clinton Geer, of Nor- 
folk, Connecticut; lives in Xew York City; 
children; (iertnide LEstrange Geer; another 
child who died young. 

(IX) Gilbert Livingston, son of Robert 
Worthington Smith, was born in Carmel, Xew 
York, December 2<j, 1835. He was eilucaied 
in the public scJiools of Sharon and has always 
lived in his native town. He has large real 
estate interests ami conducts a large farm. 
He spends his winters in .New N'ork City, 
where he owns the residence built by Dr. 
.^imcon Smith, brother of Rev. Cotton Mather 
Smith, mentioned above. The house is built 
of stone quarried in Sharon, under the super- 
visiun of an Italian mason-architect. He is a 
member of the .New N'ork branch of the Sons 
of the Revolution. His politics have always 
been those of the Republican party. He rep- 
resented the town in the general assembly in 
1878-70, and served on the board of arbitra- 
tion and as chairman of the committee on 
roails and bridges. I le is unmarrieil. 

James Smith, immigrant ances- 
S.Miril tor, was born in England. He 
came to Massachusetts I'.ay be- 
fore Ui},i). when he was located at Weymouth 
and was a jiroprietor of that town. He was 
admitted a freeman in i'i34. His will was 
dated Jinie M), 1^173, proved June 22. \(^~('\ 
bequeathing to wife Joane ; sons James and 
Nathaniel; daughter Hannah Parramorc; 
graiuNon James, son of deceased son Joshua. 
Children: James. Joshua. Xathaniel. men- 
tioned below. Hannah, married (first) J<''hn 
26. 1670; Hannah. March 29, i'>87. 

(Iin Xathaniel (2). son of Xathaniel (i) 

Snell and (second) Parramore. 

(II) Xathaniel, son of James Smith, was 
born at Weymouth, June 8, 1639. He was ar- 
mitted a freeman in 1^)81. He married Ex- 
perience and liveil at Weymoulh. Chil- 
dren, born at Weymouth; Xathaniel, Septem- 
ber 2. 1^75. mentionetl below : John, .\ugust 
.Smith, was born at Weymouth, Sciitemlier 2, 



1675. He seems to have lived at Taunton and 
Scituate, Massachusetts, and later moved to 
Litchfield, Connecticut. His brother, John 
Smith, also came to Litchfield. He died in 
1725 at Litchfield and administration on his 
estate was granted May 11, 1725, to his widow 
Ann and son William. Children, mentioned 
in probate records : William ; Nathaniel ; Abiel, 
married, September 24, 1729, Abigail Pelet ; 
Johnson; Stephen, married, January 25, 1732- 
33, iNlary Stoddard ; Jacob, mentioned below ; 
Jonathan ; Ann ; Elizabeth : E.xperience, mar- 
ried B. Horsford ; Sarah ; Mary ; Phebe. 

(IV) Jacob, son of Nathaniel (2) Smith, 
was born probably as early as 1710. He mar- 
ried Elizabeth . Children : Jacob, men- 
tioned below ; Rebecca, David ; there were 
probably other children. 

(V) Jacob (2), son of Jacob (i) Smith, 
was born in 1738, died April 14, 1807. He 
was a lieutenant in the revolution. He mar- 
ried Mary Lewis, who died December 30, 
1833, aged eighty-one years. Upon his tomb- 
stone in Northfield cemetery, Litchfield, is in- 
scribed : 

"Oh! Thou great arbiter of Life and Death! 

Thy call I follow to the Land L'nknown. 

I trust in Thee and know in Whom I trust." 

(\T) David, son of Jacob (2) Smith, was 
born at Litchfield. He married Anna, daugh- 
ter of Benjamin and Mary (Spencer) Bar- 
tholomew. Her father was a soldier in the 
revolution. Children : Hiram, Charles, Tru- 
man, Mary, Benjamin, Samuel, Edward, Dav- 
id, James, Anna, married Merritt Clark and 
lived in St. Paul, Minnesota. 

(VII) David (2), son of David (i) Smith, 
was born April 6, 1822,- at Northfield, Litch- 
field county, Connecticut, where he attended 
the public schools in his youth and learned 
the trade of stone mason. At the age of 
thirty, in 1852, he came to Meriden, Con- 
necticut, where he made his home the re- 
mainder of his life. He died there in 1893. 
He was a prominent builder and contractor 
for many years. His residence was on West 
Main street. He was a Republican in politics 
and keenly interested in public affairs. He 
was active in the teinperance movement and 
an earnest advocate of total abstinence. He 
was a member of the First Congregational 
Church of Meriden. He married, in 1848, 
Fidelia, born in 18215, died in 1896, daughter 
of Daniel and Ruth "(Hull) Parker, of Meri- 
den. Ruth Hull was the daughter of Jesse 
Hull, a soldier of the revolution, and his wife 
Hannah, who was a daughter of Jehiel Pres- 
ton, a sergeant in the revolution. Daniel 
Parker's father was a soldier in the revolu- 

tion, a British prisoner of war in the prison 
ships of New York. Mr. and Mrs. Smith 
celebrated their golden wedding, November 
22, 1898, surrounded by their surviving chil- 
dren and received the congratulations of many 
friends. Children: i. Nettie E., married 
Julius S. Augur, of Meriden, Connecticut ; 
children : Julius Jr., a student in Yale, Agnes 
S., and Frank Augur. 2. Frank Daniel, born 
June, 1852, married Florence P. Powers ; 
they have one child, Edna W. 3. Dr. Edward 
\\'ier, mentioned below. 4. Ella Isabel. 5. 
Jennie S. 6. Frances Eva, an artist of much 
ability, died October 27, 1898. The daughters 
are active members of Susan Carrington Clark 
Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolu- 

(\TII) Dr. Edward Wier Smith, son of Da- 
vid (2) Smith, was born in Meriden, October 
17, 1854. He attended the public schools of 
Meriden and the Hopkins Grammar School of 
New Haven, the oldest school in the state. 
He entered Yale College in 1874, gradu- 
ating in 1878, a classmate of President Taft, 
with the degree of A.B. He then entered the 
Yale Medical School, and he then taught school 
for a time at Yaleville, Connecticut. He re- 
sumed his medical studies at McGill Univer- 
sity, Montreal, Canada, and was graduated in 
the class of 1882 with the degree of M.D. 
During his college course at New Haven he 
played on the varsity baseball club and took 
part in the games with Harvard, Princeton 
and other college teams. He began to prac- 
tice medicine in 1882 at Meriden, Connecti- 
cut, where he has remained to the present 
time. In 1892 he took a course in the Post 
Graduate Medical College, New York City. 
He is on the medical and surgical staffs of 
the Meriden Hospital, a member of the Meri- 
den Medical Society, the Connecticut State 
Medical Society, the American Academy of 
Medicine and of the American Medical Asso- 
ciation. He was formerly president of the 
New Haven County Medical Society. Dr. 
Smith belongs to the First Congregational 
Church of Meriden. He is a member also of 
Meriden Lodge, No. yy, Free and Accepted 
Masons : of St. Elmo Commandery, No. 9, 
Knights Templar ; of Keystone Chapter, Royal 
Arch Masons, and of the Connecticut So- 
ciety, Sons of the American Revolution. He 
is a Republican in politics. He inarried, Octo- 
ber 14. 1885, Helen B., daughter of Oliver 
and Abbie C. (Caldwell) Rice, of Ateriden. 
She was born in IMeriden, October 21, 1857. 
Children: Marion Rice, born June 26, 1887; 
David Parker, May 7, 1889, graduate of Yale 
College m 1910; student in Yale jMedical 

C'^^.AJLrrC w ^>"( ' ^ ^^L^ 



Winchcll Smitli, son of Williani 
S-NflTII lirown Smitli, a nephew of La])- 
tain John Brown, the Abolition- 
ist ( M-f I'.ruwn \li, and Xiri^inia (Thrall) 
Smith, and j^ranilson of John Smith, was horn 
;il ilartfonl. Connecticut. April 5. 1S71. lie 
attended the public schools an<l Hartford pub- 
lic liii,di school. He took u]) the profession 
of actor an<l was in the cast of various com- 
panies under the management of Charles 
I'rohman fn.m iS<>4 to 1904. He formed a 
partiier-hi]) with Arnold Daly in UJ04. in the 
production of "Candida" and other plays of 
Bernard Shaw. Since iqcKj Mr. Smith has 
been a playwright. He has written: "A Red 
Stockini;," "Brewster's Millions." "\"ia Wire- 
less." "The Fortune Hunter." "Bobby Bur- 
nit." "Love Among the Lions," "The Out- 
sider." "The Only Son." In jiolitics he is 
Republican, in religion he is a Omgregation- 
alist. He is a member of The Laml)s. Play- 
ers. Greenroom, l-'riars, .Atlantic Yacht clubs, 
and (irecnroom Club of I^jndon ; the Incor- 
porate' 1 Society of .\uthors, England; the 
.American StHriety of Dramatists and Com- 

He married. December 20, 1895, Grace 
Spencer, of Pennsylvania, daughter of l-'rank 
and .Margaret (Searles) Spencer, of Troy. 

.Mr. Smith was named for his father, Wil- 
liam llrowu ."^mith. but his nom de plume and 
stage name is Winchell. 

(The Brown Line). 

( I ) Peter Brown, immigrant ancestor, was 
born in England and came in the ".Maytlowcr" 
with the Plymouth company in iCijo. Me was 
unmarried when he came, but within the next 
thirteen years had married twice. lie was 
admiiteil a freeman in 1^133. .Mary and Mar- 
tha Brown, probably his wife and elder daugli- 
ter. had divisions of cattle with him in 1627. 
It is supposed that his first wife was Martha, 
and that .Marv and Priscilla were her daugh- 
ters and the two im-ntionetl by Governor Brad- 
ford as married in i'>50. In I'^144 the daugh- 
ters were placed in the care of their uncle, 
John Blown, a leading citizen of Duxbury. 
Peter Brown dietl in if>33 before October to, 
and his estate was settled by the court, Xo- 
vember 11. 1633. .Administration was granted 
to the willow Mary. He had several other 
children, among whom was Peter, mentioned 

(II) Peter (2). son of Peter (i) Brown, 
was born in i^>32- He settled at Windsor, 
Cotmecticut. and lived to be nearly sixty years 
old. He died at Windsor. .March ij. Kxv. leav- 
ing an estate of four hundred and nine jiounds 
to be ilivided among his thirteen children. 

(HI) John, son of Peter (2) Brown, was 
iMirn at Windscjr, January 8, i')68, died Feb- 
ruary 4, 1728. Married, February 4, 1691, 
IClizabeth Loomis, who died Dccenil)er 11, 
1723. Children, born at Wirulsor: Elizabeth, 
I'ebruary 11, i(fj2; Mary. .September 11, 
1^194: .Aim. .SeptemlxT i, itf/t; Hannah. .Au- 
gust 24, i<t>)7 : John, mentioned below; Ann, 
.August 1, 1702: .Sarah, January 22, 1704 ; 
Isaac, March 17, i7(y^M37: Daniel, January 
29. i7oS-of>: Mary, .March 8. 171 1; Esther. 
^Iarch 17, 1712-13. 

(I\ ) Jobn (2), son of John (n Brown, 
was born in Windsor, March 11, 1699-1700, 
dieil .September 3, 1790. He married, March 
14. 1725. Mary Eggleston, who died .August 
25. 1789. aged eighty-seven years. He re- 
sided at liloomlield. Connecticut. Children: 
.Mary, died 1827, ageil nearly one htmdred 
years; Captain John, mentioned below; Mar- 
gery, June 3, 1731 ; Esther, Septeml>er 3. 1733: 
Ezra, Jidy 23, 1738; Hannah. July 1. 17.^9: 
Azubah. .March 20. 1740: Hannah. .August 17, 
1743; .Sarah. .March 28. 1746. 

(\') Captain John (3) Bmwn, son of John 
(2) Brown, was Ixirn at Winclsor, Xovember 
4, 1728. He removed to what is now Bloom- 
field. Connecticut, and thence to West Sims- 
bury. He was captain of the Eighth Com- 
jiany, Eighteenth Connecticut Regiment, in 
177(1, in the revolution and was in the cam- 
paign in New York in I77'>. He «lied in the 
service, September 3, I77'>. He married, 
March 2. 173S. Hannah, daughter of Elijah 
and llamiah (Higley) Owen. She died May 
18. 1831. aged ninety-one. She was de- 
scended from John Owen, of Wimlsor. a 
sketch of whom appears in this work. Chil- 
dren, born in Simslniry : Hannah, December 
24, 1738: .Azubah, May 7. i7rio: Esther. 
March 4. 1762; Margery, January 23, 1764; 
Lucinda, Xovember 18. 17O3; John, .\ugust 
31. I7'>9; Owen, mentioned bel<iw ; Thede, 
January 3. 1773; Roxy. May 29. 1773: Abiel, 
Xovember 18, 1776 (posthumous). 

(\I) (Dwen. son of Captain John (3) 
Brown, was born February 16. 1771. His 
father died during the revolution leaving the 
mother with a large family of young chihiren 
in great pt>verty. but the mother lived to sec 
most of her children well established in life. 
Owen I'rown learned the trade of tanner and 
settled first at Xorfolk. Connecticut, after- 
ward at Torrington in I7<>7. His farm at Tor- 
rington was later called the "John Brown" 
place, from the fact that the famous .Aboli- 
tionist was l»->rn there. The ilwelling house 
was built in i77f>and at last accounts was still 
standing, but unoccupied. It was located in 
the western part of the town, three miles from 



W'olcottville. on a road seldom traveled. The 
farm was pleasantly located, but not up to 
the standard of this section, and J\Ir. Brown 
doubtless bought it because it was cheap and 
adapted to his purpose for a tannery. On a 
brook, west of the house, on the north side 
of the east and west road he built his tannery 
and shoe shop and for six years worked at his 
trade. He was a man of keen perception, 
good humor and wit. His brother John was 
deacon of the church at New Hartford ; Fred- 
erick, another brother, was a judge of the 
court at Hudson, Ohio. Owen Brown was 
strongly religious and was never absent from 
church. In 1805 he removed to Hudson, Ohio. 
He came back a year or two later on business, 
but returned to Hudson soon. He was a 
trustee of Oberlin College from 1835 to 1844 
and then resigned in consequence of growing 
infirmities. He was much esteemed by his 
associates for his practical wisdom and staunch 
integrity. He was a man of few words, be- 
cause a painful habit of stammering made it 
almost impossible for him to speak, but every 
word was valued. His home was at the seat 
of the Western Reserve College. During the 
war of 1812 he furnished cattle to the gov- 
ernment for the use of troops. He died Mav 
8, 1856. 

He married, at Simsbury. February 11. 
1793, Ruth ]\Iills, born ij/i, daughter of 
Gideon and Ruth (Humphrey) Mills, grand- 
daughter of Hon. Oliver Humphrey. His 
wife died at Hudson in 1808, and he married 
(second) Sarah Root. He married (third) 
Abi (Abigail) Hinsdale (or Lucy (Drake) 
Hinsdale, widow of Harmon). Children of 
first wife: Anna Rutli, born July 5. 1798, in 
Norfolk ; Captain John, the Abolitionist : Sal- 
mon, April 30. 1802 : Oliver Owen, October 
26, 1804; Frederick, 1806. 

John Smith, immigrant ancestor, 
SMITH was born in England and settled 
early at Ipswich, Massachusetts. 
Besides this John Smith, a John Smith settled 
at Boston, a boy in the family of Rev. John 
Wilson ; another John Smith, of Boston, was 
banished and went to Rhode Island ; a third 
was a tailor in Boston. There was a John 
Smith, of W'eymouth. in 1638: a Rev. John 
Smith at Barnstable ; John Smith, prominent 
in Dorchester as- early as 1636; John Smith, 
of Lynn, 1636: John Smith, of Salem, 1642; 
John Smith, of Hampton, New Hampshire ; 
Jolin Smith, of Plymouth. 1633 • ^I'"- John 
Smith at Dedham. i(^>yj: John Smith, of Lan- 
caster; John Smith, of Taunton, 1639: John 
Smith, of Charlestown, 1644. and perhaps 
other John Smiths all in Massachusetts before 

1650. John Smith, of Ipswich, died there in 
1672. He was a commoner and had a share 
in Plum Island in 1664. He was a tenant of 

Appleton. He married Elizabeth . 

Children, born at Ipswich : John, October 29, 
1654: Elizabeth, married William Chapman; 
\\'illiam, born April 20, 1659, was in King 
Philip's war ; Thomas, mentioned below ; 
Moriah, February 28, 1664; Ruth. October 6, 
1666; Mary, died unmarried, June 24, 1739; 
Prudence (twin of Mary), born June II, 

(II) Thomas, son of John Smith, was born 
at Ipswich, June 7. 1661. He was one of the 
first settlers of Sufifield, Connecticut, having 
land granted to him at the second town meet- 
ing held November 17. 1682. He was a tan- 
ner. He died at Suffield, December 2, 1726. 
He married (first) in 1684, Joanna Barber, 
who died June 25, 1688; (second) Mary, 
daughter of John Younglove, the first minis- 
ter of Suffield. Child of first wife : John, born 
1688. Children of second wife: Thomas, 
Mary, Sarah, Johanna, Eleazer (twin). Ex- 
perience (twin). Obedience, Ruth, Hannah. 

(III) Thomas (2), son of Thomas (i) 
Smith, was born at Suffield, August 28. 1690, 
died there about 1759. He married Abigail, 
daughter of Anthony and Abigail (Holcomb) 
Austin. Children, born at Suffield : Thomas, 
mentioned below, and John. 

(I\") Thomas (3), son of Thomas (2) 
Smith, was born November 6. 1725, died 
about 1814. He married Esther Ball, who 
died November 5. 1822, aged eighty-four. 
Children, born at Suffield: Thomas, Abigail, 
John, mentioned below. Joseph, Alexander 
and Esther. 

( V ) John ( 2 ) , son of Thomas ( 3 ) Smith, 
was born at Feeding Hills, Massachusetts, 
June II, 1757, died at Granville. j\Iassachu- 
setts, Septem.ber 3, 1835. He was a soldier 
in the revolution in 1775. He was a miller 
by trade. He married Keziah Pease, of Som- 
ers. Connecticut, who died February 11. 1830. 
Children: Orsamus, John F.. Zebina, Henry, 
George W., Thomas Jefferson, Joseph Pease, 
Albert Gallatin, mentioned below, and Mar- 
garet Maritta. 

(VI) Albert Gallatin, son of John (2) 
Smith, was born at Granville. April 30, 1801, 
died at Collinsville, May 11, 1871. He at- 
tended the public schools and was there edu- 
cated. He was a miller for several years at 
Broadbrook, East Windsor, Connecticut. He 
owned a small place in Granville, IMassachu- 
setts, also conducted a boot and shoe business. 
He spent his last years in Collinsville with his 
children. He married Sarah Harger, of Gran- 
ville, born July 5, 1800, died February 11, 



iWi, at (iianvillc, .\Ia>saclnisetts, daiijih- 
tcr of Jod and Tahitlia ( (. oe I Harder. Cliil- 
(Ircii : Josciihinc. lienjaniiii l-"., Tiniotliy A., 
I'.i-la, l-'amiif M., Sarah Jane. Saiiuicl Henry, 
lames Alhtrt, Mar;,'aret M., Josc]»h Kc-nyoii, 
incntiiined liclnw. 

(\ll) Jo^cpli Kcnyon, son of All)ert (ial- 
latin Sniitli, was horn in Olis, Massachusetts. 
January 5. 1^4,^. lie received his early edu- 
cation in the schools of East (jranville, Slassa- 
chusetts. lie l)ei;aii to work when he was ten 
years old and when sixteen "houi^ht his time" 
of his father, workini; in summer for various 
employers and attendiuf^ the di>trict and hif;li 
schools in winter. Me was in northern New 
jersey, where he tau^dit school two years. 
Then for two years he worked in the L'nited 
States armory at Si>rin<,'tield, Massachusetts, 
and for three months in the armory at Water- 
town. New N'ork. He came to Collinsville, 
Connecticut, in i8()5, to work for the Collins 
Company as a steel forsjer and continued until 
iSjo. when he entered partnershi]) with his 
hrother Samuel Henry in the seeil trade at 
Aui^iista. New Jersey, continuin;^ one year, 
and contimied seven years in \'ir<,nnia. He 
owned a plantation of two hundred acres and 
larj^'c tracts of wood land in Loudon county, 
\'iri,'inia. While in the seed business he 
traxeled extensively for the concern and has 
heeii in twenty-six states of the Cnion. In 
1S.S0 he disposed of his plantation and timber 
lands in the south an<l returned to Collins- 
ville. I'our years later he came to Winsted, 
Connecticut, and has lived there since 1884. 
I'or a number of years he was ensajjed in the 
Hour ami feed business in Win-ted. but for 
the past fourteen years has been in the real 
estate business, handlini; farm and suburban 
pro])ertics. He is a member of \ illai;e Lodi^e, 
1-ree and .Accepted Masons. Collinsville. and 
is a ])ast master: member of the Ancient Or- 
der of Cnited Workmen. In politics he is a 

He married (first! December 6. 1870. .Al- 
wilda. daut^hter of James and Sarah J. (Roe) 
Shotwell, of Sussex comity. New Jersey. She 
died February 2<>, 1882, at Collinsville. Con- 
necticut. ai;ed thirt\-hve years. Children, all 
born in I.oudoii county, \ir.tjinia: i. James 
Albert, born Hecember 29. 187 1 ; assistant 
treasurer of the Winsted Savings liank : mar- 
ried. May J.V if>oo. Rmma .\. Johnson, of 
Winsted; children: Ralph Mather, born Oc- 
tober 13. iffO.s : I'aul Samuel. February 22. 
\<^y:^. 2. < iracc L.. born November (■>. 1874: 
married. June 14. KjoS. Rolla J. Spelman : 
child, X'irsjinia Fleanor. born .November 15, 
lOCX). ,v Henry Samuel, born Noveml>er 14, 
187^1, die<l .March 3. 1897. Mr. Smith mar- 

ried (second) February 6, 1884, Anna North 
Taylor, tx>rn at Avon, Connecticut, 1851, died 
.April 12. 1888. He married (third) October 
20, i8«X», Fmogene .A. Hoichkiss, of Nor- 
folk. Coimecticut, daufjliter of William and 
.Mart^aret (Hamilton) Hotchkiss. 

The ancestors of Friend W. 

SMITH Smith, one of the representative 

men of Mridgeport. active in its 

busine-s, political, fraternal and social life, 

came from Holland and luv^'and and were 

nearly all enj^aj^ed in the ministry. 

( I ) Fben Smith, the first of the line herein 
recorded, was one of the foremost clerjjymen 
of his time, and was one of the orifjinal pro- 
moters of Wesleyan L'niversity. Middletcjwn, 
Connecticut. He and his brother, James Mat- 
thews Smith, were .Methodist circuit riders 
and made preachinj.; tours tlirough Connecti- 
cut and Massachusetts. Fben Smith was a 
delegate to the general conference of his 
church for four consecutive sessions. He was 
also one of the original i)romoters of Wes- 
leyan l'niversity. Midlletown, Connecticut. 

(Ill I'rieiid William, son of Fben Smith, 
was a clergyman of the Methodist denomina- 
tion, ami for a jjcriod ai half a century 
preached in various parts of Connecticut and 
New \'ork. He married .Mary Esmond. They 
had four children : I'riend \\ illiani is the only 
son and the only one now living. 

(HI) bViend William (2). son of I'riend 
William ( I ) ami .Mary (Esmond) Smith, was 
born in Kortright, Delaware county. New 
York, May 11, 1829. He actpiircd a prac- 
tical education in the ])ublic schools of .New 
^'ork City and at .\menia Seminary. Dutchess 
county, .New York. His greatest delight was 
in books and the attainment of knowledge, 
and be read history, poetry and scientific books 
with especial pleasure. Wishing to earn his 
own living, he left school at an early age and 
became clerk in a hosiery house in New ^'ork 
City at ten dollars per month, .\fter thirteen 
years of employment in this and other lines of 
business in New York and New Haven, he 
came to P.ridgcport in 1849, and has remained 
to the present time ( 191 1 I, a period of over 
sixty years, and during that tinie has always 
been prominent in its affairs. Possessing a 
taste anri aptitude for commercial life, he 
engaged in the dry goods business in 1849 
and continued in the capacity of proprietor 
until 185 1, when he entered the employ of E. 
I'lirdseye. then the leading dry g(x»ds mer- 
chant of r«ridge|)ort. as a fellow clerk with 
David Read, who later founded the present 
great dry house of D. .M. Read & Com- 
pany. He remained here until lW>o, a period 



of nine years, when he was made postmaster, 
which responsible position he filled satisfac- 
torily until 1869, covering the period of the 
troublous civil war times, during both terms 
of President Lincoln's administrations, and 
during the tenure of office the new postoftice 
was erected through his instrumentality. Dur- 
ing his incumbency of the office of postmaster 
he was a member of the state central com- 
mittee, chairman of the executive committee 
in the city of Bridgeport, and, in fact, one of 
the foremost politicians of the community. At 
the close of his official service as postmaster, 
Mr. Smith entered business and organized the 
Forrester Manufacturing Company of Bridge- 
port. In 1871 he went to Nevada as a repre- 
sentative in the interest of the Connecticut 
Silver Mining Company, of which there were 
large local interests, and in which capacity 
he became familiar with the process of mining 
and milling the precious metals. He remained 
there until 1873, wdien he resigned his position 
and returned to Bridgeport, Connecticut. At 
this time the postoffice department was ad- 
vertising for a new letter box lock. Mr. 
Smith and Mr. Frederick Egge invented to- 
gether a lock for which Mr. Smith invented a 
key and they were the successful bidders. The 
outcome of this success was the organization 
in 1874 of the firm of Smith & Egge, now one 
of the most prosperous of Bridgeport's con- 
cerns. This continued until 1877, when the 
firm was incorporated as the Smith & Ec:ge 
Manufacturing Company, the new company 
buying out the stock of Mr. Egge and he 
becoming sunerintendent. The officers of the 
firm were: Friend W. Smith, president: War- 
ner H. Day, secretary and treasurer. This 
continued for many years, when Mr. Day was 
succeeded bv Frederick A. Booth, and he was 
succeeded by Oliver C. Smith, the present 
secretary and treasurer. This concern is well 
and favorably known to the United States 
government, and for several years they had 
the contract for manufacturing all the post- 
office mail locks for mail bags in use in the 
postal service in the United States : they also 
supplied Mexico, Hayti and Chili with mail 
locks and keys. 

About this time l\Tr. Smitli originated the 
system of carrier and office chains for secur- 
ing the lock keys and secured orders for the 
entire country. The appointment of Mr. 
Smith as postmaster had brought him in touch 
with many government officials, hence he had 
but little trouble in securing the contract from 
this government, as well as the foreign coun- 
tries above mentioned. He also secured con- 
tracts for all the cord fasteners and label cases 
and punchers used in the postal service, and 

for many _\ears this firm was one of the 
largest contractors in the country for furnish- 
ing supplies to the mail equipment division of 
the post office department of Mexico, Hayti, 
Chili, Santa Domingo, as well as the entire 
United States, with these articles and other 
inventions, and had extensive dealings with 
the treasury and navy departments of the 
government. There are branch offices in New 
York, Philadelphia, Chicago and St. Louis. 
The idea of using chain instead of cord for 
hanging weights to windows was conceived 
by Mr. Smith, and the "Giant"' metal sash 
chain introduced by his company is now a 
standard article in general use. Throughout 
the country for the general trade they manu- 
facture a variety of chains, padlocks and sew- 
ing-machine hardware and attachments. 

In 1891 Mr. Smith visited England and 
organized the Automatic Chain Company, in 
Birmingham, England, using his methods in 
the English market, and also made arrange- 
ments for the use of his patents in Germany. 
In addition to his achievements in the inven- 
tion of many valuable devices used in the 
postal service and his responsibility as presi- 
dent and owner of such a large concern, Mr. 
Smith organized the Bridgeport Deoxydized 
Bronze and Metal Company and was its presi- 
ilent for a long time. 

Mr. Smith's transactions throughout the 
many years of his business career Inve been 
characterized by the utmost honesty and in- 
tegrity, and his business associates and patrons 
repose in him the greatest confidence, a fit- 
ting testimonial of his character as a man. 
He has been active in the councils of the Re- 
publican party, representing Fairfield county 
in the Republican state committee for several 
years, his work therein proving satisfactory to 
his constituents and 'the people at large: also 
he served as a member of the board of ap- 
portionment and taxation of Bridgeport, re- 
tiring on account of impaired health. He 
enjoys the distinction of being the first man 
in Bridgeport to answer the call by the labor- 
ing men for the nine-hour-a-day work, which 
fact gained for him great popularity, and he 
was solicited by the Labor party several times 
to act as their nominee for the office of niavor 
of the citv. At one Labor Day parade his 
photograph, an oil painting, was carried 
through the streets. He was grand marshal 
of the Grand Army parade, June 5, 1903. and 
was presented by this body with a memorial 
commemorative of the occasion. Some of his 
employees have been with him for a quarter 
of a century, a fact which aniplv testifies to 
his qualities as an employer. Not onlv in 
Bridgeport, but throughout the entire country, 



he is rccognizL'd as a man ut public spirit anil 
inlhience, and although he has attained the 
ripe age of ciyhiy-two years, he is active ami 
clear un many points. The poem which n\i- 
pears at the close of this sketch was written 
i)y himself on the fifty-seventh amiiversary of 
his marriage. It is hut one of a lar).;e num- 
ber which Mr. Smith has comjiosed, covering 
many subjects. He also contribiUed "'rhe 
Uistiiry of the llridgeport l't)st Utifice." which 
appeared in the Municipal Register for 1876, 
and the article was republished in Orcutt's 
"History nf P.ridgeport" in 1SS7. Mr. Smith 
was a member iif the reception ct)nniiittec 
which greeted Abraham Lincoln upon his visit 
to Bridgeport, lie holds meml)ershii) in St. 
Johirs Lodge. No. 3, I'ree and .\cce|)ted 
Masons, and has passed through all the bodies, 
including the Scottish Rite bodies uj) to the 
tiiirly-second degree. Though reared a Meth- 
oilist. he is now a memi)er and vestryman of 
Christ Church (Episcopal). He is a member 
and past governor of the Seaside Club, a 'mem- 
ber of .\lgon(piin. the Seaside Outing Club, 
the National Manufacturers' .Association and 
the l!ridge|)ort Ili'-torical and Scientific So- 
ciety. He is a director in the City National 
liank. He is a trustee of the Mechanics' ami 
Farmers' Savings Hank. 

Mr. Smith married, February 23, 1^53. in 
the old First Methodi-t Church.' to which 
church the family formerly bclongetl. the cere- 
mony being performed by Mr. Smith's father. 
Rev. FrieiKl William Smith, assisted by the 
Rev. Edmund S. Jayncs, brother of the late 
I5i<hop laynes of the Methodist church. :\n- 
gcline .Amelia Weed, Ixirn in the town of 
liethcl. May 3. 183^ daughter of Zilpah 
Xorthrop and Zcrah Weed. Her fatlier was 
a well-to-do farmer and manufacturer, and 
her mother came from Ridgcficld : the family 
came to Bridgeport between sixty and sixty- 
five years ago and Mrs. .Smith live<l there 
until her death. The remainder of her fam- 
ily died when comparatively young. Children 
of Mr. and Mrs. .^mith: i. Friend W. Jr., 
born December 20. 1854 : graduated from 
Yale Law .School, 1882. anfl was admitted to 
the Fairfield county bar in June. 188.^: he 
makes a specialty of patent law and has had 
a large number of cases before the Ignited 
States circuit court, and has testified as an 
expert in many cases in all the courts. FTe 
married. November it. 1884. Harriet, dautrh- 
ter of Jonathan M. and Sarah Knowlton Mer- 
ritt. of Tarrytown. \ew York : children : 
Sophia. Tulia and Friend W. (^). 2. Oliver 
Cromwell, secretary and treasurer of the 
Smith & Esjge Company ^. Charles Esmond, 
superintendent of the Smith & Egge Com- 

pany; both at home. 4. Maybelle, wife of 
Horace H. Jackson, of iSridgeport ; children : 
ICsthcr and Doris. 

Mrs. Friend William Smith died at her 
home. No. Ji2 Lafayeite street, January 21, 
lyii, ageil seventy-seven years. >even months. 
I'uncral services were conducted by the Rev. 
Earnest J. Craft. Interment was iti Moimtain 
Grove cemetery. Mrs. .Smith was a woman 
of more than ordinary intelligence and one 
who had a very active life. .She was very 
pniuinent in charitable associations. She was 
a member of the l!ridge])(«ri Ladies' Charit- 
able Society a!i(l its president milil by reason 
of her imjierfcct hearing she deemed it best 
to resign the office, but still remained on the 
board of managers. I ler personal attention 
was always given to visiting of the |>oor and 
she dispensed her charities herself. She will 
be greatly missed in this direction. Mrs. 
Smith became a member of Christ Episcopal 
Church ami was confirmed with her husband 
under the rectorship of the late Rev. I'.everly 
Warner. .\n efficient member of the tlifTcrent 
societies of the church, her heli)ing hand will 
he much missed. 


Yes, 'tis a long, long time from "Now" — 

Fifty and seven years all told — 
Since we were pledge l)y marriage vow. 

And sc.ilcd that pledge with ring of gold. 

'Twas early Spring wlien we were wed. 

The birds were see'sing out their males. 
The flowers were waking from their beds, 

.\i-w life was opening wide its gales. 

.Ml well I the many years have passed. 

The hour with ns is past eleven. 
The happiest day ninst end at List — 

God gr.-'nt that ours may end in Heaven. 

We're living in the twilight now. 

The brilliant colors of the day — 
The cold ?nd crimson — graceful bow 

.'\nd yield themselves to sober gray. 

The evening of the day has come, 

.^nd weary lahor greets its close. 
.\nd in the peaceful, quiet home. 

.■\ waits the hour of sweet repose. 

Thankful for blessings we have had. 
For health and comfort all along. 

So many things to make us glad — 
Hopeful, we'll sing our evening song. 

And hlended with thpt evening song 
Forgiveness for each seeming wrong. 

.•\ud when that evening song shall cease. 
Both sink to rest in perfect peace. 

The stream th.ii liorders "Better-Land" 

Is nenr. and we can almost loss 
.\ pebble to its waters cleir — 

.And we'll gent'y step across. 



But wlitii the border stream is croscd, 
And we have reached the farther shore, 

It cannot be ! we are not lost 
To all our loved one— evermore. 

Death cannot conquer in the strife, 

For God is love, and Love has planned 

That Death itself shall yield to Life 
Love finds its own in "Better-Land." 

And ere we leave this world so fair. 

The last sweet effort of the mind 
Shall be an earnest, ardent prayer. 

God bless the loved ones left behind. 

John North, the immigrant an- 
NORTH cestor, came to New England in 
1635 in the ship "Susan and 
Ellen," which landed in Boston. He was 
then twenty years old. He was one of the 
proprietors and first settlers of the town of 
Farmington, Connecticut, the first offshoot 
from the church of Rev. Thomas Hooker, of 
Hartford. Land was granted him there in 
1635, and he and his sons, John and Samuel, 
were included in the eighty-four original land 
owners among whom were divided, in 1676, 
the unoccupied lands of Farmington. He and 
his wife were members of the Farmington 
church, with which they united in 1656. He 
married Hannah, daughter of Thomas Bird. 
He died in 1691, aged seventy-six years. 
Children: John, born 1641 ; Samuel (twin), 
1643; Mary (twin), 1643; James, 1647; 
Thomas, 1649, mentioned below; Sarah, bap- 
tized 1653; Nathaniel, June 29, 1656: Lydia, 
May 9, 1658; Joseph, 1660, died 1691. 

(H) Thomas, son of John North, was born 
in 1649. He was a soldier in the Indian wars, 
and received for his services a soldier's grant 
of land. In 1669 he married Hannah Newell, 
born in 1656, and they settled in the north 
part of Farmington, now Avon. He died in 
1712, and his wife in 1757. They had chil- 
dren, the third of whom was Thomas, men- 
tioned below. 

(Ill) Thomas (2), son of Thomas (i) 
North, was born in 1673. He married, in 
1698, jMartha. daughter of Isaac and Eliza- 
beth (Lathrop) Roys or Royce, of Walling- 
ford, Connecticut, and granddaughter of Rev. 
John Lathrop, who came from England to 
Scituate, JNIassachusetts. in 1634. According 
to another authority, he married (first) Mary 
Rice or Roys in 1698, and (second) Martha 
Roys or Royce, her cousin. He settled in 
what is now Berlin, Connecticut, and was 
one of the founders of the Congregational 
church there, with which he united in 1707. 
He was a man of wealth and influence. He 
died in 1725. He had eiijht children, among 
tliem Tanie^, mentioned below. 

(W) James, son of Thomas (2) North, was 
born in 1709, died 'in 1758. He married Sarah 
Seymour, born December 2, 1712, died Au- 
gust 20, 1781. He lived in the Great Swamps 
of Kensington, Connecticut. Child, James, 
mentioned below. 

(V) Hon. James (2), son of James (i) 
North, was born January 18, 1748. He mar- 
ried (first) September 29, 1774, Rhoda Judd, 
who died March 15, 1824, aged seventy. He 
married (second) Abi, widow of Captain Jus- 
tus Francis, and daughter of Deacon Timothy 
Stanley. He went to New Britain and lived 
there with John Richards in Stanley Quar- 
ter. From the latter he learned the black- 
smith's trade. He was an energetic and in- 
dustrious man, and prospered. He was. a 
magistrate, clerk, treasurer of the Ecclesiasti- 
cal and School Society, also school visitor. 
He was a representative from the town of 
New Britain to the state legislature, and was 
for a time captain of the military company. 
He was appointed a member of the standing 
committee of the church, in 1795, and was 
active in securing a new meeting house in 
1822. He died May 14, 1833. His widow 
died October 3, 1852, aged eighty-seven. 
They were buried in the New Britain ceme- 
tery. Children : Rhoda, born February 10, 
1776: James, December 19, 1777: Seth, Au- 
gust 13, 1779 ; Alvin, mentioned below : Henry, 
November 3, 1783: Abi, November 21, 1784; 
Nancy, January 11, 1787: Henry, September 
24, 1789: Orpha, August 12, 1793; William 
Burnham, December 6, 1797. 

(VI) Alvin, son of Hon. James (2) North, 
was born September 4, 1781. He inarried 
(first) July 15, 1804, Anna, born January 15, 
1783, died June 26, 1815, daughter of Colonel 
Gad and Mary ( Judd ) Stanley, and grand- 
daughter of Rev. William Burnham, first pas- 
tor of the (ireat Swamp Church Society. Her 
father. Colonel Stanley, was a representative 
in the general asseinbly from Berlin from 
1785 to 1804, and was one of the wealthiest 
and most influential men in the town. Alvin 
North married (second) May i. 1816, Clar- 
issa Burnham, born June 7, 1788. daughter 
of Judge Oliver Burnham, of Cornwall. He 
was a cabinetmaker by trade, but in 1812, 
with Seth J. North and Hezekiah \\'hipple, 
began the manufacture of silver-plated buckles, 
cloak clasps and other similar articles. For 
half a century he was an active and energetic 
business man of New Britain, and was asso- 
ciated at different tiines with Henry Stanley, 
Horace Butler and several of his sons. He 
was interested in several corporations and 
was successful in all his business affairs. He 
was a man of sterling worth and integritv and 



was one of tlic oriL,'iiial mcnihcrs, with his 
wife, I.S42, of the Soiiih C<int,'rei,'ati(>nal 
Church. He was appointed <>n tlie standinj; 
committee of the diurch in 1S43. and held 
the ofVice imtil his death. Septcmher i, 1865. 
Chihhen: ( )irin Stanley. l)orn July 13. 1805. 
married Sarah Clark, Iwrn July 18, 1809; 
Harriet A., March 5. 1807. died March 4, 
iSo<>: Henrietta, Aui,'ii<t ih, 180), died Octo- 
ber 5. 1810. Children of second wife: Oliver 
Murnham, March 13. 1817. mentioned Ixdnw : 
Harriet A.. Septemher 28, 1818: Sarah Roll- 
ers, August 28, 1820: Hubert I-ranklin, No- 
vemlier ij. 1822, married. 1852. Jane llendrix. 
Ixirn May 11, 1825: .Mary Cordelia. July i. 
1825: Henrietta Clarissa. September K.. 1829. 
( \II ) Oliver I'lUrnham. son of .Mvin .North, 
was born .March 13. 1817, in .\ew IJritain. 
died ( )ctober 27;. 1803. He became identified 
with its industries at an early age. He was 
fxr a number of ye;irs associated with his 
father in the nianufacture of silver-plated 
buckles, clnak clasps, rin,i,"i antl hooks for 
men's clothing, and hooks ami eyes for 
women'> clothing. Later he i)urchascd Judds" 
mills at New liritain and manufactureil knobs, 
bits and other articles in that line. In 1852 he 
built a larL;er jjlaut, but later this was burned 
down, and he renioved to New Haven, where 
he Continued in the manufacturing business 
until his death. He was one of the learling 
citizens of \ew Haven, and a man of wealth 
and intluence. He married. May 10, 1843. 
.Martha Illizabeth. born June 11. 1823. died 
July. i<»n'>, daughter of Jedeiliah and Rliza 
( Hollister » Post. Jedediali Post was born 
July. 178.8. in Hebron. Connecticut, died in 
July, 1866. Kliza (Hollister) Post, daughter 
of Rf>swell Hollister, of South Glastonbury, 
was biTu December 8, 1797. in South Glas- 
tonbury, died July 8. 1838. Children: i. 
William llurnham, born June 4, 1844: mar- 
rietl ( first ) Elizabeth .\ndrus : ( second ) .\n- 
nie I-. Stevens: children of first wife: i. Grace 
E.. marrie<l Louis C. Smith : ii. Clara B.. mar- 
ried .Arthur .S. .Mien ; iii. Florence C. unmar- 
ried : iv. Eleanor. unmarrie<l. 2. George Post, 
born June 3. 1849. 3. Edward ^^ill<. born 
October. 1832. died in 1871. 4. Ellen .\ugusta, 
liorn June 2. i83<): married J. \'. Clawson. 
5. John Hollister. born l-'ebruary 18. 1839: 
married M;irgucrite I'ulford : children: Cor- 
nelia P'.. John II. Jr.. Virginia, h. Mary Rus- 
sell. ."September 8. 187 1 : married J. G. Estill, 
1803: children: Joe Garner. Wallace, Gordon 
North . 

(X'llll George Post, son of Oliver Purn- 
hani Xorth, was born June 3. 1849. at New 
Britain. Connecticut. He wa« educated in the 
public schools. He has been connected with 

the < '. P.. North Company in various j3ositions 
<jf re>|x>nsibility since cr)mpleting V- ' — 
tion. and has l)een pre-ideni of tli 
tion. Mr. .North is a Re])ublican 1 
an<l an Episcopalian in religion. He is a 
member of the L'nion League Club and the 
Chamber of Commerce. His residence is the 
old family mansion at *^)04 Chapel street. He 
married. September 4. i87(». .Sarah Margaret 
I'ield. of Hamilton. C.inada, daughter of J(»hn 
I'ield. Children: 1. .Margaret Eield. born 
June 28, 1883; graduate of the New Haven 
|iul)lic and high schools an«l of Smith C"ollege. 
class of KJ05 : member of the Lawn Club of 
New Haven. 2. ( )liver Piurnbam.- January 
24. 1883: attended the public school- and 
graduated from the Hopkins (iranimar School 
of New Haven, where he prepared for col- 
lege; graduate of ^'ale College, with degree 
of .v. Pi. in 1908: afterward clerk and travel- 
ing salesman for his father's concern and 
later elected treasurer of the O. It. North 
t"oinii:iii\ . of which his father is president. 


Governor Thomas Welles or 
^ Wells, immigrant ancestor, was 

born in Essex county, England, 
in 1598. His property there was confiscated 
for jiolitical reasi')ns. and he came to this 
country as secretary of Lords Say and Seal. 
He located first in Saybrcnik. alxMit 1636. and 
later in Hartford, where he was a magistrate 
as early as 1637. and for twenty-two years 
altogether, lie was deputy governor in i''>34- 
5'^-57-59'' .governor in 1^133-5^. He held 
other offices of trust and honor. He dierl 
January 14. ir)59-rx5, and was burie<l in ILirt- 
ford. He married (first) Elizabeth Hunt, 
who died in i^'qo, antl (second) Elizabeth 
Eoote. widow of Nathaniel I"i"ite. an<l sister 
of [obn Peming. one of the pioneers at 
Wethersfield. She died July 28. i(>83. aged 
eighty-eight years. He died January 14. 
if>39-fK3. Chililren: .\nn. born t'>i9: John. 
1621. mentioned below: Rol)ert. 1624, ilied 
1(139: Thonias. Ixirn 1627: .Samuel. iri3o; 
Sarah. 1(132: Mary, iC>34: Jo-^eph, 1(^37. 

(Ill John Wells, son of Governor Thomas 
Welles, was Ixirn in England, in i(S2t. and 
came over with his parents. He settled in 
Saybrook. in i^>3Ci. in Hartforrl soon after- 
ward, and in .Stratford. Connecticut, in i(>43. 
residing there the rest of his life He was 
admitted a freeman at Hartforrl in 1643. He 
was a deputy to the general court from Strat- 
ford in iC>3'>-37-39 : magistrate at .'^tratford in 
1(158. and judge of probate. He was one of 
the most prominent citizens. He married, in 
1(147, Elizabeth Curtis, sister of William Cur- 
tis, of Stratford, and daughter of John Cur- 



tis, one of the leading citizens and first settlers 
of that town. She married (second) Jolin 
Wilcoxson, and had Hannah, Ehzabeth and 
Mary. Children of John Wells: John (2), 
born 1648, mentioned below; Thomas; Robert 
(twin of Thomas), 1651; Temperance, 1654; 
Samuel, 1656; Sarah, September 28, 1659; 
Mary, August 29, 1661. 

(III) John (2), son of John (i) Wells, 
was born in 1648, at Stratford, and died there, 
March 24, 1713-14. He married Mary Hol- 
lister, daughter of John Hollister. Children, 
born at Stratford: Mary, November, 1670. 
married Jeremiah Judson ; Sarah, January, 
1673-74: . John, 1675-76; Comfort: Joseph, 
June 12, 1679: Elizabeth; Robert, September, 
16S8; Thomas, mentioned below. 

(IV) Deacon Thomas, son of John (2) 
Wells, was born at Stratford, in 1690. He 
married there, August 31, 1710, Sarah Stiles, 
of an old Connecticut family. Children, born 
at Stratford: Bathsheba, August 30, 171 1: 
Ephraim, November 7, 1712; Comfort, Sep- 
tember 15, 1714; Sarah, June 28, 1715; 
Thomas, August 20, 1717 ; Gurdon. February 
3, 1724; Hezekiah. mentioned below. 

(V) Hezekiah, son of Deacon Thomas 
W'ells, was born July 12, 1732, at Stratford. 
He married Elizabeth Nichols, daughter of 
Theophilus Nichols. They removed to Litch- 
field, Connecticut, and he died there. Chil- 
dren, born at Stratford : Philip, November, 
1753; Agur, 1756, mentioned below; Glo- 

(\T) Agur, son of Hezekiah Wells, was 
born in Stratford, in 1756. He married, Feb- 
ruary 2, 1780, Pixlee, and settled in 

Stratford. Children, born in Stratford : Wil- 
liam, August I, 1781 ; David, January 18, 
1783. mentioned below; Nicholls, June, 1720; 
Bettie, November 9, 1786 ; Molly, November 
3, 1788: Agur, September 9, 1790. 

(VIT) David, son of Agur Wells, was born 
at Stratford, January 18, 1783. He appears 
to have settled, when a young man, in New- 
town. He married . Child : Emory, 

mentioned below. 

(\'nT) Emory, .son of David Wells, was 
born in Newtown. He learned the trade of 
shoemaker. In 1841 he moved to Lockport, 
New York, where he engaged in the manu- 
facture of shoes the rest of his life. He was 
a Democrat in politics, a faithful and consis- 
tent Episcopalian in religion, and one of the 
most honored and highly respected citizens of 
the town. He married Maria Gilbert, daugh- 
ter of Isaac Gilbert. Children, born at New- 
town : Jenette, married Henry Jackson ; 
Isaac, settled in Fairfield county : ."Xmbrose 
H., mentioned below. 

(IX) Ambrose H., son of Emory Wells, 
was born in Newtown, March 26, 1837, and 
died February 15. 1910. He received his early 
education in the public schools of Newtown, 
and learned the trade of blacksmith, at which 
he worked for three years in North Salem, 
New York, when he went to Newtown, then 
to \\'oodbury, and, in 1862 to Waterbury, as 
foreman of the tube department in the brass 
factory of Brown Brothers, a position he held 
for a period of nineteen years. He had also 
worked previously in a paper mill in New- 
town, and as foreman in the paper mill at 
Woodbury, Connecticut, and was for two 
years in the flour and feed business in Water- 
bury. He then began business on his own 
account, manufacturing specialties, with one 
man and a boy to help him. The business 
grew, and in 1890 he built a small shop at 
the present location, on the \\'atertown road, 
twenty by thirty feet. From time to time 
he built additions to provide for his increasing 
trade, until now the floor space amounts to 
twenty-five thousand square feet, and a force 
of one hundred men or more is employed. The 
factory is devoted to the manufacture of 
seamless brass tubing. The business was in- 
corporated in 1907 tmder the name of A. H. 
Wells and Company, the stock being held by 
himself, wife, five sons and granddaughter. 
He was a member of King Solomon Lodge of 
Free Masons, of Woodbury and a prominent 
member of Union Chapter, and a member of 
its board of trustees. 

He was, as all his sons were, a charter mem- 
ber of the Pequot Club. In politics he was a 
Democrat, and he was on the board of finance 
of the city of Waterbury for a number of 
years, and at the time of his death was a 
member of the board of public works. He al- 
ways declined to become a candidate for pub- 
lic office, though not lacking in interest in 
public affairs. All five sons were associated 
with him in business. The present officers of 
the corporation are : president. Samuel J. ; 
vice-president, Franklin .A.; treasurer. George 
H. ; secretary and assistant treasurer, Clifford 
H. ; superintendent, Edward A. ; these and 
[Mrs. -A. H. Wells constitute the board of di- 

He married, December 17, 1862, Eveline 
ludson, daughter of Zenas J. Judson (see 
Judson). Children: i. Samuel J., married 
(first) Jennie Marie Fischer; (second) Mary 
Schulke. who is of German ancestry ; child of 
first wife : Aletha M. ; children of second 
wife: Martha A.; George T. 2. George H., 
married Flora Davis. 3. Franklin A., mar- 
ried Amelia Schulke ; children : Lillian. Emily, 
Gertrude and Florence. 4. Edward A., mar- 





ricil Cait'liiif luifjcrt. aiul liad vjii I'Mwin. 
5. ClilToid C, not niarrie<i. 

(llie Jiulson Liiic ». 
( I ) William Judson, iiiimigraiit ancestor, 
was born in iilnglaiul, \'orksliirc tradition 
says, and came to America in 1634, to Con- 
cord, Massacluisetts. where lie lived four 
years, 'liien he located at Hartford, Ci>nnec- 
ticut, and in idyj settled at Stratford, Con- 
necticut. Iii> wdl was dated Decemlier 21, 
i(rf>i, ant! he ilicd before December 15, if>f}2, 
the date of his inventory. His wife Grace 
died at New Haven, September 2<), M159, and 
he married (second) I'"lizabeth W'ilmot, widow 
of llenjanu'n W'ilmot. She died in I-'ebruary, 
ir.Sj. He die.l July 2<>, KV'u. Children, born 
in l'"n.L;land : |i)>e|)ii. i^tiQ, mentioned below; 
Jeremiah ; Joshua. 

(H) Lieutenant Jiise|ih. .sou of William 
Judsnu. was born in Kupland in 1(119. Ik- 
was nineteen years old in i'>39, when the 
fnmil\- settled in .Stratford. He married 
Sarah. i)roI)al)ly daui;hter i;>f John I'orter, of 
W ind-or, October 24, 1(144. and she died 
Marcli 16, 1696-97, aged seventy years. He 
died October 8, 1690, aged seventy-one years. 
Children, born at Stratford: Sarah. March 
2. i(>45: John. December 10, i(>47: James, 
Ai>ril 24. 1650. mentioned below; (iracc, I'eb- 
rnary i. 1(151 ; Joseph. .March 10. i(>54; Han- 
nah, December 13, 1057; Esther. .\ui;ust 20, 
i6(x); Joshua (twin). October 27, iC)64: Ruth 
(twin I, Octol)er 2~. 1664; Phcbe, October 29. 
I()<i(i: .Abigail. September 13, 1669. 

( III ) Captain James, son of Lieutenant Jo- 
seph Judson, was born in Stratford, .\pril 
24. i(>30, and died there, February 2^, 1720- 
21. He was a large land owner and farmer: 
captain of the military company. He married 
(first) .\uijust 18, i()8o. Rebecca, (laughter of 
Tlionias W'ells. She was born in i(>55. and 
died Xovembcr 3. 1717. He married ( sec- 
ond I Xovember 20, 1718. .Ann, daughter of 
James Steele, of Wethersfield, son of Sam- 
uel. She died in 1739. Children, born at 
Stratlnrd: Hannah, May 30, 1682-83: Sarah. 
February |(>. i()S3-84; Rebecca, February 23, 
i(>84-.*<3 : Joseph. J.inuary 10. 1(186: James, 
.April I. 1(180: Plubc, October 2, 1691 ; David, 
.August 7, i(")3. mentioned below. 

( I\') Captain David, son of Captain James 
Judson, was Iiorn at Stratford, .August 7. 
1(103. He married there, October 29. 1613, 
riiclie. I'aughter of Ejihraim Stiles. He died 
and was buried in New Haven. Connecticut. 
Children, born at ."-Stratford; David. ."Septem- 
ber 20. 1713; Phebe. I'ebruary 19, 1717-18; 
.Abel. January 31. 1719-20; .Abel, February 
13, 1721-22, mentioned below: .Agur. Marcji 

2}i, 1724; Ruth, .\pril 26, 1726; Daniel, April 
20, 172S; .Sarah, October 17, 1730; .Abncr. 
June 9, 1733; Metty, l-'cbruary 12, i7,V>i7. 

(\ ) .Abel, son of Captain David Judson, 
was born February 13, 1721-22. He mar- 
ried. May 7, 1744, Sarah Kurton. Chiblrcn: 
John, born 1745: .\bel (2), mentioned belnw; 
.Sarah, 1749, married .Aslier Peck; Ruth, 1732. 
married Henry l'"airman. 

(\h Abel (2), s(in iif Abel (i) Judson. 
was born in Stratford, in 1746. He located 
in .Wwtown, Fairfield county, where he owned 
more than two hundred acres of land on 
Mile Hill, now or lately occupied by Daniel 
G. Heers. He was a man of inde|>endent 
tliought and action, and a ])rominent member 
of the .'>andem:uii:(n church. He married .\nn 
I'.eunett. ChiMrcn, born at .Newtown: 1. 
Ruth, Xovember 17, 1769; married M. Hard. 
2. IJennett, February 12, 1771. 3. Hetscy, 

Decemlier 22. 1772: married Prindlc. 

4. Rufus, December 2j, 1774; removed to 
C)hio. 3. .Abner, October 17. 1776; married 
(first) Hard: (second) Ju<l- 

son ; ( third I 

Shejiherd. 6. Abel. 1778. 

7. Marcus, February 3, 1780. 8. Laura, De- 
cember 8. 178 1 : marriefl Zera HIackman. 9. 
Jerusha, September 22, 1783: married b-leazer 
Starr. 10. Silence, .April 3, 1783; married 
Daniel W'ells, a shoemaker of Zoar. Comiec- 
ticut. n. Isaac, February 3, 17S7. 12. Dr. 
John, February 11, 1789. 13. Martin. Feb- 
ruary 17, 1791 ; a miller at .Sandy Ho<ik, Con- 
necticut. 14. Zenas J., mentioned below. 15. 
.Anna, January 6. 1793; married Thomas 
Seeley, a shoemaker and hotel keeper at New- 

i\'H) Zenas J., son of .\bel (2) Judson. 
was btirn at Xewtown, March 28, 1793. Me 
was a tailor by trade, and lived at Xewtown. 
He married Fanny Torrence. The youngest 
of their thirteen children. Eveline, married 
.\mbrose H. W'ells (see W'ells). 

CII) Thomas (2), son of Gov- 
WELLS ernor Thomas (i) W'ells fq. v.), 
was born in England, about 1627, 
died in 1(168 at Hartford. He married. June 
23. 1634. Ilaimah, daughter of John Pantry, 
one of the original settlers of Hartford. Hi-" 
wirlow flied .August 9. ^''>^.^- Children; Re- 
becca. 1655: Thomas. 1637: Sarah. 16;'): 
Ichalwd, 1660: Samuel, i(^^»2 : Jonathan. i'>'i4: 
Joseph. 1667. 

(Ill) Thomas (3). son of Thoiuas (2) 
W'ells, wa<; born at Hartford in 1637, died 
March. KVi;. when a young man. He mar- 
ried Mary I'.lackleach. His widow married 
("second > John Olcott. \(<it^. and had four 
chiblren. She married (third) Captain Jo- 



seph Wadsworth, chief actor in the conceal- 
ment of the colonial charter in the famous oak 
tree. Children of Thomas and Mary Wells: 
Thomas, born October i6. 1690: John, men- 
tioned below. 

(IV) John, son of Thomas (3) \\'ells, was 
born December 16, 1693. He married (first) 
September 8, 1715, Elizabeth Chamberlain. 
Children, bom at Colchester: Mary, July 15, 
1716; John, November 24, 1718. John Wells 
married (second) January 29, 1738, Sarah 
(Bulkeley) Trumbull, widow of Joseph Trum- 
bull and daughter of Rev. John and Patience 
(Prentice) Bulkeley. Joseph Trumbull was 
brother of Jonathan Trumbull. Rev. John 
Bulkeley was son of Rev. Gershom and Sarah 
(Chauncey) Bulkeley, grandson of Rev. Peter 
Bulkeley, the immigrant, a sketch of whom 
appears elsewhere in this work. Sarah 
Chauncey was daughter of President Chaun- 
cey of Harvard College. 

(V) Chauncey, son of John Wells, was 
born in Colchester in 1745, died January 26, 
1810. He was a taxpayer in his native town 
in 1787. He followed farming for his voca- 
tion. He married, October 20, 1785, }i[arga- 
ret Wise, who died April 20, 1826. Children : 
Oliver B.. born June 18. 1786; Eliar, Octo- 
ber 7, 1787; Guy, June 6, 1789; Anna, July 
10, 1 791: Chauncey, July 30, 1793. mentioned 
below; Sally. April 12. 1796; Roxey, June 9, 
1799: Bethiah T.. March 23, 1807. 

(\T) Chauncey (2), son of Chauncey (1) 
Wells, was born in Colchester, July 30, 1793, 
died October 25, 1858, and is buried in the 
old cemetery at Hartford. He removed to 
Hartford and married (first) Hannah King, 
February 9, 1826. He married (second) Jan- 
uary 6, 1840, Charity Pease. Children of 
first wife: i. Anna E., born May 7, 1828; 
married, September 19. 1850, J. Watson 
White, and removed to Waterbury, Connecti- 
cut, about 1850, and died April 30, 1861. 2. 
Hannah S., November 20, 1829 : married, 
March 17, 1852, Edward L. Caswell and re- 
moved to Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, about 
1854, and died January 8, 1888. 3. Sarah J., 
November 13, 183 1, died August 29, 1872, 
unmarried. 4. Chauncey, July 10, 1833, died 
June 20. 1838. 5. Alfred, mentioned below. 

(VII) Alfred, son of Chauncey (2) Wells, 
was born in Hartford, December 21, 1834. 
He spent the first sixteen years of his life in 
his native town and attended the Hartford 
high school. He came to Waterbury in 185 1. 
He enlisted November 14, 1862, and entered 
the service as lieutenant of Companv A, 
Twenty-third Regiment. Connecticut \'olun- 
teer Infantry, and was afterward commis- 
sioned captain. lie went with his regiment 

to reinforce the command of General Banks 
in Louisiana. During the siege of Port Hud- 
son, the Twenty-third Regiment was sent to 
guard the New Orleans & Opelousas railroad 
and Captain Wells was stationed at Bayou 
Boeuf in charge of a large quantity of gov- 
ernment stores. When General Richard Tay- 
lor surrounded the place with a superior force 
of Confederates and capture became inevit- 
able. Captain Wells rendered eil'ective service 
in destroying the supplies to prevent their 
falling into the hands of the enemy. He 
was captured June 24, 1863, and taken to the 
Confederate prison at Tyler, Texas, where 
he was confined thirteen months. After his 
release. Captain Wells returned to Waterbury 
and soon engaged in partnership with J. VV. 
A\'hite, and after the death of J. W. White 
was engaged with L. C. \\''hite, dealer in 
papers, strawboard. etc. A wooden factory 
was built on Bank street in 1868 and was 
destroyed by fire the same year. A brick 
factory was immediately built. The firm was 
the first to manufacture pulp lined straw- 
board. The business grew to large propor- 
tions and much of its success was due to the 
ability, activity and good judgment of Cap- 
tain Wells. Mr. Wells remained in the firm 
for twenty years, to the time of his death. 
He took a keen interest in politics and in 
the alifairs of the city of Waterbury. He 
was for a time president of the common coun- 
cil. He was a Republican. By nature con- 
servative, careful in forming opinions and 
cautious in expressing them, he possessed a 
great influence in the community and was al- 
ways to be found striving for the best things 
in the community. In religion he was a Con- 
gregationalist. He died July 11, 1886, and 
his death was a great loss to the city. 

He married, December 23, 1856, Sarah Jen- 
nett Caswell, of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, 
born April 27, 1833, died October 26, 1904, 
daughter of John Nevins Caswell, who was 
born in Hartford, February 19, 1802, died 
January 4, 1866. He married Martha Lemon, 
of Phoenixville. Children: i. Charles Nev- 
ins. born at Waterbury, October 4, 1857, died 
in Southford, Connecticut, September 11, 
1905 ; married, January 18, 1888, Minetta C. 
Burton, who died November 7, 1908 ; chil- 
dren : i. Alfred, born in Brooklyn, New York, 
August 28, 1888 ; ii. Helen Jeannette, born in 
Boston, Massachusetts. November 22, 1890: 
iii. Frances Bacon, born in New Haven, Con- 
necticut, October i. 1896; iv. Jean Elizabeth. 
1)nrn in New Haven, October 14, 1900; all of 
whom have been living with their father's 
sister, Martha C. Wells, at 270 Grove street, 
since the death of their mother. 2. Martha C, 

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iKjni in W atcrljiirv, January 11, iSfio. resides 
at J~o Gruve street, \\'aterl)ur\ . 

(V) Thomas (3), mmi uf iJcacon 

WELLS Thomas (2) \\ ells ((j. v.i, was 
born August 20. 1717. He mar- 
ried Sarah Lalxirie. C hiltlren : liathsheba, 
borti October 4, 1744; James, .\i)ril 13. 1748; 
riidmas. March 2^, ^Jh-'- Sarali, l)ai)ti/ed 
November, 1754: Elias. mentioned below. 

(\n Elias. son of Thomas (3) Wells, was 
born November 30. 175'j. in Slratl'ord. in the 
old Wells homestead. He servetl in the revo- 
lution. He was by occupation a farmer in 
."^iratford. In religion he was an Episcopalian. 
He married. August 30, 1781, IVninah Wheel- 
er, (."hililren: riathsheba, born October, 
1782: I'rania, November 15. 1784: .Sally 
Kacliel. I'ebruary 10. 1787; John, October 6. 
1781;; Elias. October 19, 1793: Lewis, men- 
tioned below. 

(\IIi Lewis, son of Elias Wells, was born 
ill Stratford, and ba|)tize<I there .\i)ril, 179'). 
He was a farmer by occupation, imd bought 
hi-- first farm near that of his father in Strat- 
ford. Later he sold it and removed to Kridge- 
port, where he l)ought several lots of land in 
I hat ])art which was then .Stratford. He 
servetl in the war of 181 2. together with his 
brother John, their camp being located where 
the locomobile shops now are. In politics he 
was a Democrat and always interested in all 
town affairs. He died in Stratford. He mar- 
ried lletsex . daughter of .^anuiel Wheeler, who 
died in Stratford, aged fifty-five years. Chil- 
dren: I. Leonard, born May 2, 1829. men- 
tioned below. 2. Thomas, unmarried : died in 
."stratforil. 3. William IX. born 1835; moved 
to Kansas: married (first) Lovey \'. Widgeon 
.ind had chiblren: married (second) Emma F. 
W oolley and had one child. 

(N'llh Leonard, son of Lewis Wells, was 
born May 2. 1820. in Stratford. His father 
moved to iJridgeport when he was very young, 
and he was educated there, in the old Mill 
Cireen School, kept by David I'ooth. He has 
followed general farming as an occupation all 
his life. His farm now stands in tlie city, 
and at one time contained about one hun- 
ilrcd acres, some of which he has cut up into 
building lots and sold. He still keeps his 
homestead and a large lot. a part of which is 
used as a garden. He was formerly a Demo- 
crat and has served as selectman in Strat- 
ford. He takes a general interest in all town 
nlTairs. He is a member of the ."^ons of the 
\merican Revolution. He married, in ."strat- 
lord. l-"lizabeth Dougal. daughter of John 
Ford, who was a farmer and a well-known 
man in Milford. Connecticut. He died in 

Lridgeiwrt. Elizabeth D. Lord was born in 
.Milford and died in Uridgeiwrt. Giilrlren: 
1. Lewis Wheeler, born in Stratford; edu- 
caleil there ; now a minister, living in Mills- 
bom. Delaware, ()reacliing at St. I 'aid's I'lpis- 
copal Church; niarrieil Sarah .\nn Grove; 
they had three children, all deceased. 2. 
luij.jene I'ord, born in Stratford and cducate<l 
there ; civil engineer ; lives in nridgep<jrt with 
his father; marrie<l .Mice Wheeler Wells, 
daughter of William P. Wells, of Lawrence, 
Kansas. 3. I'rank Leonard, resides in East 
Hartford, employed with the Hartford Gas 
CiHupany ; married Ida May Benedict. The 
father, grandfather and great-grandfather of 
Leonard Wells were born in the old retl house 
in Stratford, which is still standing. 

Simon Hinitington. the 
lir.Vri.VG'rt ).\ immigrant ancestor, was 
Ixjrn in England and 
sailed for New England in i«)33 with his 
wife and children, but was taken ill anil died 
on the voyage of smallpox. His widow, Mar- 
garet ( I'.arretl ) Huntington, settled with her 
children first at Roxbury. Massachusetts, 
where she married (second) i'>35-.V>. Thomas 
.^toughton of Dorchester. They removed to 
Windsor. Ct)nnecticut. and settled there. Mar- 
garet was probaldy born in Norwich, England. 
Practically nothing is known of ."^imon Hunt- 
ington. Even his name was a mystery to the 
early genealogists of the family. Children: 
William, settled in Salisbury about if)40; 
Thomas, settled in Connecticut; Christopher, 
mentioned below ; Simon, settled in Norwich, 
Comiecticut : .\nn. mentioned in a letter writ- 
ten by Peter I'.arrelt to his sister. Margaret 
(Barrett) Huntington. 

(H) Christopher, .son of .'^imon and Mar- 
garet (Barrett) Huntington, came to New 
England witli his mother, and lived at Wind- 
sor. He married there in i'i52, Ruth, daugh- 
ter of William Riickwell. He removed to 
Saybrook, and in the spring of 1660 was one 
of the founders of Norwich, and was one of 
the patentees of the town in 1665. He died 
in 1691. Children: i. Christopher, born 1653; 
died at Saybrook. 2. Ruth. Iwrn .\pril 13, 
1*153 (pri>bably twin), died young. 3. Ruth, 
Ixirn .\pril. 1638, died March 26, 1(181. 4. 
Christopher, horn November t. 1660: the first 
male child born in Norwich: married (first) 
May 26. iTiSi. Sarah .\dgate ; (second) Mrs. 
Judith (.'^tevens) Brewster, widow of Jona- 
than Brewster, who was great-grandson of 
Elder William P.rewster. 5. Thomas, born 
March 18. i*/»4. fi. John, March 15, 1^)66, 
mentioned below. 7. Susannah. .Xugnst. ifrfiS; 
married Captain Samuel Griswold. 8. Lydia, 



August, 1672. 9. Ann, October 25, 1675 ; 
married Jonathan Bingham. 

(Ill) John, son of Christopher and Ruth 
(Rockwell) Huntington, was born in Norwich, 
iMarch 15, 1666, and died in 1696. He mar- 
ried. December 9, 1687, Abigail Lathrop, born 
May. 1668, daughter of Samuel Lathrop and 
granddaughter o"f Rev. John Lathrop, the first 
minister of Scituate, Massachusetts, who was 
imprisoned in London two years and finally 
released in 1634. Her father removed to Nor- 
wich in 1648, and was constable in 1691 ; chil- 
dren : Abigail, born February 19, 16S9: John, 
April 20, 1690, mentioned below ; Hannah, 
born March 25, 1693-94, married John Hunt ; 
Martha and Deborah, twins, born December 9, 

(lY) John (2), son of John (i) and Abi- 
gail (Lathrop) Huntington, was born April 
20. 1690, and died June 2, 174 — . He removed 
to Tolland early in the settlement of that town. 
He married in 1723. Thankful Warner, of 
Windham, who died July 14, 1739. Children: 
John, born February 22, 1726. mentioned be- 
low: Thankful, ]\Iarch 16, 1727; Samuel, July 
II, 1728, died in the French war: Andrew, 
born October i, 1732; Deborah, born May 21, 


(\ ) John (3), son of John (2) and Thank- 
ful (Warner) Huntington, was born in Tol- 
land. Connecticut, February 22, 1726, and was 
accidentally killed by a fall under a cart wheel 
on the road from Hartford to Tolland. March 
23. 1774. He was a farmer in Tolland, and 
married Mehitable Steele, born June 6, 1733. 
Children: John, born May 11. 1749; married, 
1783. Rebecca Newell; Thankful, born July 
23. 1750, died October 29, 1750: Mehitable. 
January 24, 1752: twin daughters, born and 
died November 15, 1753: Elisha, December 
17, 1754: William, September 19, 1757: Heze- 
kiah, December 30, 1759, mentioned below: 
Deborah, November 21, 1762: Samuel, March 
23. 1765. married Sally Howard; Abigail, 
March 29, 1767; Ruth, May 12, 1769; Thank- 
ful. October 3. 1771 ; ATara. October 27, 1774: 
died August 3, 1777. 

(VI) Hon. liezekiah Huntington, son of 
John (3) and Mehitable (Steele) Huntington, 
was born in Tolland, December 30, I7,S9. He 
studied law with Gideon Granger of Suffield, 
and with John Trumbull, afterwards judge of 
the superior court, and was admitted to the 
bar at Hartford in 1789. He established him- 
self at the practice of law in Suffield in 1790, 
and soon attained eminence in his profession. 
In 1806 he was appointed by Jefferson attorney 
for Connecticut, holding the office until 1829. 
He was a member of the general assembly in 
several sessions from Alav, 1802, until October 

1805. In 1801 he was appointed a commis- 
sioner under the bankrupt law of the United 
States, and held the office about two years. 
In 1813 he removed to Hartford, where he 
resided the rest of his hfe. He died in Aliddle- 
town. May 2"/, 1842. Mr. Huntington was a 
man of great ability and was very popular. 
He married, in Suffield, October 5, 1788, Susan 
Kent, born September 20, 1768. Children: i. 
Henry W., born August 16, 1789; graduate 
of Yale 181 1 : married Helen Dunbar. 2. Julia 
Ann, born December 10, 1790; married, (Octo- 
ber 12, 1814, Leicester King, a merchant of 
Bloomfield, Ohio, where she died January 24, 
1849; children: i. Henry W. King, born Sep- 
tember 24, 1815, died November 21, 1837; ii. 
Julia A. King, born November 7, 1817; iii. 
Susan H. King, born July 6, 1820, died 1837; 
iv. Leicester King, born July 26, 1823 ; v. 
David King, born December 24, 1825 ; vi. 
Helen D. King, born November 19, 1827 ; vii. 
Hezekiah King, born August 3, 1829 ; viii. 
Catherine B. King, born July 8. 1832. 3. 
Horace Augustus, born May g, 1792; married, 

181 7, Maria Evans, and became a merchant in 
Natchez, Mississippi, w'here he died of yellow 
fever December 9, 1819. 4. Samuel Howard, 
born December 14. 1793; mentioned below. 5. 
Hezekiah, born October 28, 1795; married 
(first), June 26, 1825, Sarah Morgan, who 
died April 16, 1847; (second), Catherine B. 
Sumner : was a publisher and the president 
of the Hartford Fire Insurance Company. 6. 
Susan Lyman, born January 14, 1798 ; married, 
October 21, 1833, Rev. J. B. Cook, a Baptist 
minister of Binghamton. New York ; had 
Susan Kent Cook, born December 26, 1837. 
7. Francis Junius, born December 3. 1802; 
married, September i, 1833, Stella Bradley 
Bull, daughter of Michael Bull : was a pub- 
lisher in Hartford and New York City. 

(MI) Hon. Samuel Howard Huntington, 
son of Hon. Hezekiah and Susan (Kent) 
Huntington, was born in Suffield, December 
14, 1793. He graduated from Yale College in 

1818, and was admitted to the bar. He began 
practice in Hartford, and was successful from 
the start. In 1829 he was clerk of the state 
senate. He was judge of the county court 
and on the establishment of the court of claims 
in Washington, District of Columbia, he was 
elected the chief clerk. He was for many years 
a warden of Trinity Church. He died at his 
residence on Summer street, Hartford, Febru- 
ary 4, 1880. aged eighty-six years. He had 
been a man of remarkably vigorous health 
all his life; a man of good habits and warm 
hospitality. At the age of eighty-five he 
walked erect, with a lighter step than many 
voung men. Several weeks before his death 



he wrote an article publislicd in the Hartford 
Times, coiiccniinp; the location of a railway 
cmssinj;. 'rhoiij^h his health was at the time 
failing, the article showed that his luiiul re- 
tained its wonted vifjor. He married (first), 
October J5. 1825. Catherine H. lirinlev, who 
died July 21. 18,^2, aj,a'd twenty-six. dantrhtcr 
of (ieorj^e r.rinlcy, of I'.oston. He married 
(second), Sarah Blair W'atkinson, who died 
April 26, 1876, danj^hter of Robert W'atkin- 
sr)n. Children: Catherine I'.rinley. born Janu- 
ary I. 1837: Maria Champion, December 27, 
rS^S: Robert Uatkinson. December 3. 1S40, 
mentioned lielow ; Sanniel. December 17. 1842; 
Henry Kent, March 2";^. 1844: Sarah I'.lair and 
i;iiz;ii:eth A., twins. November 30, 1847. 
Eii/abeth A. married Charles J. Cole ( see Cole 
family ). 

(\1II) Colonel Robert Watkinsoir Hnnt- 
injjton. son of Hon. Samuel H. Himtington, 
was iKirn r)ecenil)er 3. 1840. ( )ii the breaking 
out of the civil war he was a freshni.nn in 
Trinit_\ Collcfjo. He enlisted in (ieiicral Haw- 
ley's compan_\-. First Connecticut V'ohniteer 
Infantry, ami in September. iST)!, was ap- 
|)ointed a lieutenant in the Marine Corjis. He 
was in the service continuously until the fall 
of i8()<). ( )n June 21. i8<'>4. he was promoted 
to the rank of captain. He was senior Marine 
Corps oflicer at Samoa, and was on board the 
"Trenton." After the destruction of the ships 
in the hurricane there of 1887. he was in com- 
mand of the marine forces on shore which laid 
out the encam|)nie;U. etc. On October 24, 
i88«>. he was promoted to major, and February 
2. i8i)7. to lieutenant-colonel. Durint; the 
Spanish war he was in charge of a battalion 
about six hundred and fifty strong. They 
sailed on the "Panther." and were encamped 
in F'lorida for some time. On reaching Guau- 
tanamo Ray. they were landed on Friday. June 
10. under cover of a war-ship, and all day 
Saturday and until Sunday forenoon the Span- 
ish forces on land kejit up a bushwhacking 
fight, killing four men and wounding several. 
Entrenchments were thrown nj) in sjiite of the 
op|)osition of the enemy, their attack lasting a 
week, being made chiefly at night. The land- 
ing was of great value, and "Camp McCalla," 
as it was named, became famous in American 
history. One of the results of the landing was 
to secure for the blockading squadron a safe 
anchorage and a smoother sheet of water for 
coaling. It was an important nuive, executed 
with judgment and skill. For meritorious 
service. C11I. Huntington was promoted to the 
rank of colonel. He was retired from active 
service January 10, \cpo. He married (firsts, 
Xovember. 1865, Jane Lathrop Trumbull, 
great-granddaughter of Jonathan Trumbidl. 

She tlieil March 3, i8fi8. He married (sec- 
ond) in 1879. Elizabeth S., daughter of Gen- 
eral Amiel Whipple, who was killed at the 
battle of .\ntictan). Children of first wife: 
Robert Watkinson and Rev. Daniel Trumbull, 
both further mentioned hereafter. Child of 
second wife: F'leanor Sherburne, married Wil- 
liam Randall Sayles. 

(IX) Rolx-rt W'atkinson Huntington, son 
of Colonel Robert W atkinson and Jane I^ith- 
rop (Trumbidl) Htmlington, was born in Nor- 
wich, Connecticut. NovemlKT 9. i8<V>. In carlj 
boyhood, after the death of his mother, he 
went to reside with his grandfather. Judge 
Sanuiel Howanl Huntington, at Hartfnrd, .tikI 
after graduating from the Hartford high 
school he entered Yale University, taking his 
bachelor's degree with the class of 1889. .\t 
Vale he affiliated with several college societies, 
inchnling the Scroll and Key. In Novemlier, 
1889, be entered the service of the Coiniecticut 
General Life Insurante Companv as an errand 
boy in the home office at Hartford, and per- 
ceiving the possibilities ojien to him he de- 
tennined to accept that line cif business as his 
life work, fully determined to reach the tt»p 
round f>f the ladder ere his ambition should 1k' 
satisfied. From the most luunblc post in the 
service he rapidly advanced thron>;li the vari- 
ous grades, including the exacting |)Osition of 
actuary and the highly resi>onsible office of 
secretary, and in i<>oi he was chosen presi- 
dent of the company, th\is reaching the i;oal of 
his ambition in the unusually short period of 
twelve years. Twenty years ago tlic assets 
of the Connecticut ( ieneral Life Insurance 
Company amounteil to $i.9f>o,482.49. its 7302 
jwlicies amounted to §9.333,410: January i, 
19 10. its assets amounted lo SS.87 1.702. 22, 
and its insurance in force to $44,5(18.663. 
Mr. Huntington is connected a* director 
and trustee with some of the strongest finan- 
cial institutions in Hartford. He is a fel- 
low of the Actuarial Society of .America ; 
is a member of the Ilartfonl Club and the 
Hartford Golf Hub: and of Trinity (Protes- 
tant Episcopal) Church, of which he is a 
vestr\man. In politics he is independent. 

In his youth Mr. Huntington maile good 
u-^e of his opportunities for an unrestricted 
indulgence in manly sports, particularly hunt- 
ing and fishing, thereby developing an excep- 
tionally strong physic|ue, which has enabled 
him to i^reserve intact the buoyancy and 
spirit of youth, in spite of the numerous cares 
and res[ion-ibiliiie- incumbent upon his posi- 

May 5. 190(1. Mr. Huntington married Miss 
Constance .\lton W'illard. of Lexington, 
Massachusetts: their children are: Robert 



Watkiiison. born July 2, 1907; Mary Willard, 
born March 15, 1909. 

(IX) Rev. Daniel Trumbull Hunting-ton, 
son of Colonel Robert Watkinson and Jane 
Lathrop (Trumbull) Huntington, was born 
in Norwich, Connecticut, August 4, 1868. He 
was graduated from Yale with the class of 
1892, and after studying for a year at the 
General Theological Seminary in New York 
he entered the Berkeley Divinity School, 
Middletown, Connecticut, completing his 
course there in 1895. He was ordained a 
deacon in June, 1895, and became a priest 
of the Protestant Episcopal church in April, 
1896. Immediately after his ordination as 
deacon he entered the foreign mission service 
under the auspices of the Episcopal board, 
and in the following September began his 
labors at Hankow, Central China. From 
February to June, 1896, he was in charge 
temporarily of the Boone School at Wuchang, 
and was subsequently engaged in mission 
work in Shasi, Hsinti and Hankow. He is 
now stationed at Ichang. 

(Ill) Deacon Christo- 
HUNTINGTON pher (2) Huntington, 
son of Christopher (i) 
Huntington (q. v.), was born November i, 
1660, the "first-born male" of Norwich, Con- 
necticut. He had a town grant at Norwich 
in 1684 and was a prominent citizen of Nor- 
wich. He was first townsman (selectman) 
in 1 691 -1 705-09, and succeeded Richard 
Bushnell as town clerk. From 1695 until 
he died he was deacon of the church. He was 
a surveyor and an extensive land owner. He 
died at Norwich, April 24, 1735. His grave- 
stone stands on the brow of the hill ori the 
southeast corner of the uptown burying 
ground. He married (first), May 26, 1681, 
Sarah, born January, 1663, died February, 
1705-06, daughter of Deacon Thomas and 
Mary (Bushnell) Adgate. Her mother mar- 
ried (first) Richard Bushnell. He married 
(second) October, 1706, Mrs. Judith (Stev- 
ens) Brewster, widow of Jonathan Brewster, 
great-grandson of Elder William Brewster. 
Children of first wife, born at Norwich : 
Ruth, November 28. 1682; Christina, Septem- 
ber 12, 1686; Isaac, February 5, 1688, men- 
tioned below; Jabez, January 26, 1691 ; Mat- 
thew, April 16, 1694; Hezekiah, December 
16, 1696; Sarah, January 5, 1699-1700; Jere- 
miah, December 15, 1702. Children of second 
wife: Judith, September 10, 1707; John, 
November 13, 1709; Elizabeth, May 6, 1712; 
Jeremiah, December 20, 171 5. 

(IV) Isaac, son of Deacon Christopher (2) 
Huntington, was born at Norwich, February 

5, 1688. He was a prominent member of the 
church. He was one of the committee to 
labor with the Separates, appointed (Jctober 
21, 1726. He succeeded his father as town 
clerk, December 6, 1726, and his last entry 
as town clerk was a month before his death, 
January 9, 1764. He married, February 21, 
1715-16, RelDecca, great-granddaughter of 
Rev. John Lothrop, of England and Scituate, 
^Massachusetts. Children, born at Norwich : 
Rebecca, November 17, 1717; Isaac, August 
25, 1719; Sarah, April 17, 1721 ; Nehemiah, 
January 2, 1722-23; Dorcas, February 23, 
1724-25 ; Rebecca, born and died June 6, 1725 ; 
Rebecca, born December 4, 1726; Mary, No- 
vember 26, 1728; Samuel, March 23, 1731, 
died 1737; Joseph, November 15, 1732; Eli- 
jah, December 21, 1734; Benjamin, mentioned 
below; Abigail, July 29, 1739. 

(V) Benjamin, son of Isaac Huntington, 
was born at Norwich, February 22, 1736. He 
succeeded his father as town clerk and was 
succeeded by his son. He was selectman 
with Barnabas Huntington, Samuel Tracy and 
Elijah Brewster, who called the first revolu- 
tionary meeting in Norwich, June 6, 1774. 
He married, March 5, 1767, Mary, daughter 
of Joseph and Mary (Carew) Brown. She 
died April 24, 1777. Children, born at Nor- 
wich: Mary, J\Iarch 8, 1768; Philip, men- 
tioned below; Alice, IMarch 21, 1773; Daniel, 
June 10, 1776. 

(VI) Philip, son of Benjamin Huntington, 
was born September 26, 1770, died February 
4, 1825. He was town clerk from the time 
his father died until his own death. He mar- 
ried, January 17, 1796, Theophila Grist, who 
died November 30, 1806, aged thirty-eight 
_vears. Their only child was Benjamin, men- 
tioned below. 

(VII) Benjamin (2), son of Philip Hunt- 
ington, was born at Norwich, April 24, 1798, 
died there in ]\Iay, 1881. He was a promi- 
nent merchant and was for many years treas- 
urer of the Norwich Savings Bank. He suc- 
ceeded his father as town clerk and held the 
ofiice, until it was removed to the city. He 
married, September 30, 1830, Margaretta D., 
born March 29, 1808, daughter of John Web- 
ster Perrit, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
Children, born at Norwich: i. John Webster 
Perrit, July 5, 1831, mentioned below. 2. Son, 
born and died March 24, 1833. 3. Margaretta 
Dunlap, June 15, 1834, died January 8, 1908. 
4. Peletiah Webster, July 2, 1836, mentioned 
below. 5. Benjamin Newton, May 21, 1838; 
married Sarah J. MacMahon ; had no chil- 
dren. 6. Son, born and died February 13, 
1840. 7. Sara Leaming, September 8, 1842; 
resides at 344 \\'ashington street, Norwich 



Town, in the old Colonel Christuplier Leffing- 
wcll house. 8. Thomas Diinlap, July 2(), 1844, 
(Jie<l Sc|)tcn)l)er. i8(ii, ai^cd seventeen years, a 
sohher in tlie civil war, enlisted in the l-jghth 
Connecticut Re)T;inient umler Captain li!d\vard 
Marl^nd, now (ieneral Marland, of Norwich; 
was taken sick in camp and returned home, 
wiiere he diefl two days later. 9. llcnry Clay, 
died in infancy. 

(\I11 ) juiin Webster Perrit, son of LJenja- 
min (2( lluntincjton, was born July 5. 1831. 
in Norwich, lie went to California at the 
time of the discovery of gold. He married, 
in ^'llncaIla. Ore^nn. .Mary .\i)iile,i;ate. They 
resided in Salem, ( >re}^<in, where he tlied, 
leavinj.; one son, Benjamin, who married Mary 
.Miller, of Oregon, and had thirteen children: 
i'.enjamin. Welistcr, I'errit. I'hilii]). .Margarel- 
ta. McKinley, James, Thomas. .Anna. Sara, 
Mary. Ruth and Kaciiel. 

(\TI1) Pcletiah \\'cl)stcr. son of Kenjamin 
(2) lluntini^fton. was born at .Norwicii. July 
2. i8_^6. He is president of the Huntington 
National liank of Columbus, Ohio. He mar- 
ried (first). Mrs. Jane Deshler Heeson. a 
widow; (second) Frances Sollace; (third) 
Ida Nothnagel. Giildrcn of first wife: i. 
Benjamin, died aged four vcars. 2. Thomas 
Dunlap. married and Rachel l.cffini;well. 
Constance and Peletiah Welister. 7,. Webster 

F'errit. marrieil .\nna and had Jane, 

Deshler and Ruth. Children of second wife: 
4. Theodore Sollace. married ("irace Lee and 
had one child. Theodore. 5. 1-rancis Ro]ies. 
married .\deline Clrick and had no children. 
6. Baldwin (iwynne. married Maybel Money- 
penny, of Columbus, Ohio, and had three chil- 
dren : .\iui. Frances Sollace and John Web- 
ster Perrit. Children of third wife : ~. FMith. 
unmarried. 8. Margaret, unmarried. .\nd 
two others died in infancy. 

(Ill) Lieutenant Sam- 
HCN riN("iT(~>N uel Huntington, son of 

Simon Huntington (q. 
v.). was born in Norwich. March i. 16(15. 
He married there. < Ictobcr 20. i'>8'>. Mary, 
daughter of William Clark, of Wethersfielil. 
In 1700 he removed to Lebanon, after selling 
his house and lot in the former town for a 
parsonage. Before his removal he had been 
a public man and had held several important 
positions. In iTtgj he was appointed con- 
stable, and had before this been one of the 
townsmen. Ten years after his removal he 
was appointed by the citizens of Norwich on 
a committee to locate the new meeting house, 
about which a serious <lispute had arisen. He 
was a large land holder in lK>th Norwich and 
Lebanon. His name appears on the list of the 

Lebanon church in 1707 and his wife's in 
1701. He died there May 10, 1717, and she 
< >ctober 5, 1743. Chililren, lj<jrn in Ntjrwich: 
Elizabeth, .\i)ril 24, K)88-8y; Samuel, August 
j8, ilnji, mentioned below; Caleb, February 
8, I<»y3-y4; Mary, October 1, i6y6; Rebecca, 
F'cbruary, 1698-99; bom in Lebanon: Sarah, 
Ocloljcr 22, 1701; John, May 17, 1706; Si- 
mon, .\ugust 15, 1708. 

(1\ ) Deacon Samuel (2) Huntington, son 
of Lieutenant Samuel ( i ) Huntington, was 
born in Norwich, August 28, 1691, He mar- 
ried, in Lebanon, December 4, 172J, Hannah, 
daughter of Jonathan and Hannah (.Avery) 
Metcalf, born January 17, 1702. Her father, 
Jonathan Metcalf, was the son of Jonathan 
and Hannah (Kenric) Metcalf, of Dedham, 
Massachusetts; grandson of Michael an<l 
Mary (Fairbanks) Metcalf; and great-grand- 
son of Michael and Sarah Metcalf, who were 
driven by the persecutions of Bishop Wren, 
of Norwich. F.ngland. to lice to .New ilnglanil 
in the spring of 16:17. They settled in Ded- 
ham. Samuel Huntington was elected deacon 
of the Lebanon church. His wife was admit- 
ted to the church, .April 25, 1725, and died 
in Lebanon. ( ictolK'r 14. 1791. He died in 
1784. Children, born in Lebanon: .Samuel, 
October 16, 172,^; Mary. June i, 1725; Zer- 
viah, July 23, 1727; ( )liver, April 15, 1729; 
William, .\ugust 12, 1731, died September 11, 
1731; William, August 20, 17.32, mentioned 
below; Sybil, February, 1734-35; Fliphalet, 
-April 14, 1737; Jonathan, .March 19, 1741; 
Eleazer, Mav 9, 1744; Josiali, Novemljer 5, 

(\') Captain William Huntington, son of 
Deacon Samuel (2) Huntington, was born 
August 20, 1732. in Lebanon. He married, 
October 2y. 1757, Bcthia Throop, a lineal de- 
scendant ot William Scropc, one of the judges 
who condemned Charles I., and on fleeing to 
this country changed his name to Throop, 
She was born in 1738, dierl July 12, 1799. 
Her funeral sermon. ])reachcd by the Rev. 
Zebulon Fly and published afterwards, bears 
testin)iiny to Ikt gre;it piety. Ca(itain William 
Huntington was a farmer by occupation, and 
a useful and upright man. He livetl in Le- 
banon, and died there May 31, 1816. Chil- 
dren, horn in Lebanon: Dan, August 9, 1758, 
died Se|itember 6. 1758: Rhoda. December 14. 
17;<). died December 11. 1764; Marv. .August 
18; 1761: Wealthy. April 18. 1763; Rhoda; 
William. March 6. 1765: Eunice, January 14, 
\~<*): Dan. mentioned below. 

(V\) Dan, son of Captain William Hunt- 
ington, was born in Lebanon. October it, 
1774. He grafluatcd at Yale. 1794. He was 
tutor in Williams College from 1794 to 1796, 



and for the next two years tutor in Yale. 
From 1797 to 1809 he was pastor of the Con- 
gregational church in Litchfield, Connecticut, 
and of that in .Middletown, Connecticut, from 
1809 to 1816. From the latter town he re- 
moved to Hadley, Massachusetts, where he 
spent the remainder of his life. Here he did 
not settle as pastor but continued to preach. 
For a time he supplied a Unitarian congre- 
gation and finally became a Unitarian. He 
married, January i, 1801, Elizabeth Whiting, 
born February 7, 1779, died April 6, 1847, 
only daughter of Charles and Elizabeth ( Por- 
ter) Phelps, of Hadley. Children : Charles 
Phelps, born in Litchfield, JMay 24, 1802, men- 
tioned below ; Elizabeth Porter, May 8, 1803 ; 
William Pitkin, July 16, 1804; Bethia Throop, 
October 7, 1805 : Edward Phelps, April 25, 
1807; John Whiting, May 28, 1809; Theophi- 
lus Parsons, July 11, 1811 ; Theodore Greg- 
son, March 18, 1813; Mary Dwight, April 
18, 1815; died young; Catherine Carey, May 
8, 1817, died August 15, 1830; Frederic Dan, 
May 28, 1819. 

(VH) Charles Phelps, son of Dan Himt- 
ington, was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, 
May 24, 1802. He graduated from Harvard 
in 1822. He became a lawyer, attained an 
early prominence in his profession, and was 
one of the judges of the superior court for 
Suffolk county, Massachusetts, He lived for 
several years in Northampton, Massachusetts, 
and later in Boston. He married (first), Oc- 
tober 28, 1827, Helen S., born in Northamp- 
ton, August 24. 1806, died Jilarch 30, 1844, 
•daughter of Elijah Hunt Mills. He married 
(second), June 2, 1847, Ellen Greenough, 
born in Boston, March 28, 1814, sister of 
the sculptor of that name. Children of first 
wife, born in Northampton : Helen Frances, 
July 7, 1831 ; Charles Whiting, September 22, 
1834; Elijah Hunt Mills, July 22, 1836; 
Helen Bethia, July 12, 1838, died July 25, 
1839: Mary Elizabeth, March ig, 1840: Ed- 
ward Stanton, April 3, 1841, mentioned be- 
low; Harriette jNlills, May 18, 1843, clied July 
8, 1844; children of second wife: Henrv 
Greenough, March 24, 1848; Laura Curtis, 
September 15, 1849. 

(Vni) Edward Stanton, son of Charles 
Phelps Huntington, was born at Northamp- 
ton, April 3, 1841. He married, 1869, Julia 
A. Pratt, born 1856, daughter of United 
States Senator Pratt, of Indiana. He settled 
at Logansport, Indiana, and was an agricul- 
turist. Later he settled in Quincy, Massa- 
chusetts, where he was engaged in literary 
pursuits. In politics he was Republican ; in 
religion a Freethinker. Child, Charles Pratt, 
mentioned below. 

(IX) Charles Pratt, son of Edward Stan- 
ton Huntington, was born at Logansport, In- 
diana, November 22, 1871. He prepared for 
college in the famous old Adams Academy 
of Quincy, ^Massachusetts, of which the prin- 
cipal was Dr. William Everett, son of United 
States Senator Edward Everett, of Massa- 
chusetts. He entered Harvard College in 
1889 and was graduated with the degree of 
Bachelor of Arts in 1893. He continued his 
studies abroad and was graduated in 1901 
from "'L'Ecole des Beaux Arts" of Paris. 
He has since then followed the profession of 
architect in New York City. The Spanish 
Museum, the American Geographical Build- 
ing, the Numismatic Society Building and the 
Spanish church are among his creations and 
are well known buildings in New York City. 
His office is at 18 West Thirty-first street. 
New York. He is a member of the Societe 
des Beaux Arts, the American Institute of 
Architects, the National Geographical So- 
ciety, the Harvard Club of New York, the 
Players Club of New York and the Municipal 
Art Society of New York. In politics he is 
independent. He married, i\Iay 5, 1894, in 
Florence, Italy, Maude M. Bayly, born in 
1872 in India, daughter of General Abingdon 
Bayly, of the Royal Artillery, England. Her 
mother was Mary (Faunce) Bayly, a native 
of Kent, England. They have one child, 
\'iv4enne Maude, born April 25, 1902. 

Sergeant Francis Nichols, im- 
NICHOLS migrant ancestor, was born in 
England and was among the 
first settlers of Stratford, Connecticut, where 
he was living as early as 1639. He had a 
military training and belonged to the Horse 
Guards of London, it is believed. He was 
closely related to Colonel Richard Nicolls, the 
first English governor. He owned land in 
Southhold, Long Island. His estate was dis- 
tributed among his chidren before his death. 
He married (second) Anne Wines, daugh- 
ter of Barnabas Wines, of Southold. She 
married (second) John Etton, of Southold. 
His children, born in England, were : Isaac, 
mentioned below ; Caleb : John ; Daughter, 
married Richard IsUWs ; Anne, mentioned in 
the will of her grandfather Wines in 1675, 
married Christopher Goings, Jr. 

(II) Isaac, son of Francis Nichols, was 
born in England; died in 1695, at Stratford, 
Connecticut. He was a deputy to the general 
assembly several terms. His will was dated 
September 28, 1694, proved November 6, 
1693. He bequeathed his homestead and 
lands to Benjamin, after the death of his 
wife, and states that he had given as he was 


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able to his other chiUlrcn. Cliildren, Ix^rii at 
Stratford: Mary, T'ebriiary 2. 1O4H, married 
kev. Israel Cliauncey ; Sarah. November 1, 
1049, married Stephen Burritt; Josiali. Janu- 
ary 21), •75.2-53, married Margaret Xicliols; 
Isaac, March 12, i/<>4, mentioned belnw; 
Jonathan, iJecemlK-r 10, 1655, married Han- 
nah Hawkins; ICphraim, Ueceml)er 15, 1O57, 
married ICsther llawiey, widow of Ebenezer; 
Patience, February 2, iOjo; Temperance, 
May 17, i6(>2; Margery. November 30, i<)'j3; 
Hcnjamin. February 2, 1666, removed to 
Derby; Flizahetii. Iwrn April 2, \6Ci8, married. 
July *). i6<ii. Joseph Webb. 

(Ill) Isaac (2), son ui Isaac (1) Nichols, 
was i)orn March 12, t<>S4- H'-' owned a house 
and land at Stratford in 1686. He married 

Mary , who died at Stratford, in Kkjo. 

He died in i')S<3. Children: I'rancis. born 
June 3, 1676; Richard, November 26, 1678, 
mentioned l)el"W ; Joseph. November i, 1(180. 

(I\'( Kiciiard, son of Isaac (2) Nichols, 
was twrn in Stratford. November 26. 1678, 
died there September 20, 1736. He married, 
June 3, 1702, Comfort Sherman, died l-'ebrn- 
ary 1 1, i72(>-27. daughter of Thcophilus Sher- 
man, of W'etiierstield. His will was dated 
September 2^. 1755. and proved ( ictober 9. 
1755. lie left a widow Flizabetli. his second 
wife. Children, born at Stratford: Thcophi- 
lus. March 31. 1703, see forward; Flijah, 
September 3. 170C); Nathaniel, .\i)ril 8. 1708; 
Joseph: William: Jerusha. March 2j, 1717, 
marrie<l James Walker; Temperance, mar- 
ried Joseph Thompson; Comfort, married 
Daniel I'.nrritt. 

( \' ) Theo]ihilus. son of Richard Nichols, 
was l)orn at Stratford. March 31. 1703. and 
died there April 7, 1774. He is buried in 
the old Stratford burying ground. His will 
was d:ited Jainiary 13. 1773. and proved May 
9. 1774. His inventory, dated May 2^, 1774, 
amounted to two thousand one htmdred and 
seventy-nine pounds and seven pence. He 
married (first). January 2. 1724. Sarah Cur- 
tis, who dieil .Sei)teniber 26. i~fx). aged sixty- 
seven, a daughter of Lieutenant Ebenezer 
Curtis. He married (second) Mehitable IVet. 
who died September 20. 1771. aged about 
fifty-two. widow of William Peet. Children 
of first wife, born at Stratford: William, 
November 10. 1724. lived at Trumbull. Con- 
necticut ; Philip. January 3. 1726-27. men- 
tioned below: Lucy, December 30. 1728; 
Hetty. November 10. 1730; Charity. Novem- 
ber. 2. 1732: Lavinia. June 7. 1734: Sarissa. 
September 30. 1736: .\nne. May 19. 1738; 
Sarah. June. 1743. 

(\'I» Philip, son of Theophilus Nich<ils. 
was born January 5, 1726-27. at Stratford 

and died there May 13, 1807. He was a 
man of large influence and held much prop- 
erty in land and -shares; for many \ears was 
a m.igistrate. He dealt in horses and mules, 
cx|Kirting to the West Indies. His will was 
dated December 13, 1805, and proved June 
9. 1S07. Inventory amounted to £25,123 four 
shillings nine pence. He married (first), 
(October y, 1753. .Mehitable Peet; (second), 
Sejitember 9, 1757. .Mary Prince, who died 
May 13, 181 1, aged seventy-seven. They 
were members of the Protestant Fpiscopal 
church. Children, born at Stratford, by first 
wife: William. March 10, 1735, mentioned 
below; Philip, September 11, 1756. Children 
of second wife, born at Stratford: Mercv, 
January 2^^, 1759; Lucy, .\pril 6. 1761; Han- 
nah, December 29. 17C2; Mary. May 9, 1765; 
Richard, .\ugust 5, 1767; .Sarah, .\ugust 19, 
I76»>, married Rev. .Abraham L. Clarke; 
Charles Theophilus, July 21, 1771; George 
Kneeland. l)eceml)er 15. 1773. died young; 
Ceorge Kneeland. December 26, 1776. 

(VII) William, son of Philip Nichols, was 
born at Stratford. March 10, 1733. and died 
at Stratford July 22. 1837. He was buried in 
the Pe(|uonnock cemetery. He wa^ a farmer 
by occupation and an Episcopalian in religion. 

lie married first Edwards; seci>nd. 

Huldah Downs, of Redding, Connecticut. 
Children of first wife: Sarah, married Isaac 
Seeley; Philip, accidentally shot and killed; 
Mehitable. married .Asa Bearilsley; Prudence, 
marrie<l Captain William (ioiHlsell; Hainiah, 
died ( Ictober 2, 1833, aged sixty-seven: .\nna. 
married Levi Lyon; Serena, married Abijah 
P.eardsley ; Hetsey. married ( first ) George 

Remington; (second) Pennoyer. tliil- 

dren of second wife: David. 1797; William 
Hanfor<l. died January 26, 1838. aged thirty- 
nine: Wakeman. i8<ti ; Elam. born |8<12; 
Stephen, 1804, mentioned below; Child, died 
in infancy: Philip Edwards, died Septcmlwr 
26. 1835, a.£;<^d forty-eight. 

(VHI) Stephen, son of William Nichols, 
was born at Trumbull, formerly .Stratford, 
Connecticut. September 16. 1804. His mother 
died when he was thirteen years old and he 
had to seek a home for himself. He came to 
nridgejiort anil live<l with his sister, working 
for various farmers. He learned the trade 
of shoemaker, following it for twenty years. 
but eventually returned to farming. In poli- 
tics he was a Whig until the ])arty dissolved, 
and afterward he was a Republican. He rep- 
resented Pridgeport in the Connecticut gen- 
eral assembly in 1878, and was appointed to 
the committee on cities and boroughs. He 
was for many years a justice of the peace; 
was an assessor, and selectman of the town. 



and member of the common council of the 
city of Bridgeport. He married, March 4, 
1829, EmeHne, daughter of Aaron Beardsley, 
of Trumbull. Children : Jane E., died young : 
Stephen Marcus, mentioned below. 

(IX) Lieutenant Stephen Marcus, son of 
Stephen Nichols, was born in Bridgeport, 
July 10, 1838, died there July 29, 1870. He 
was educated in the public schools of his na- 
tive town. He was engaged in the retail 
grocery business on Main street, Bridgeport, 
both before and after the civil war. Later 
he engaged in the crockery business on Wall 
street in company with Henry Porter and 
was there until he retired. He was first lieu- 
tenant of Company D, Twenty-third Connec- 
ticut Regiment for one year during the civil 
war. In politics he was a Republican. He 
was a member of Free and Accepted Masons 
of Bridgeport. He married, December 25, 
1861, Julia Gorhani Hall, born October 2. 1836, 
at Trumbull, daughter of Alanson and Sophia 
Shelton (Edwards) Hall. Mrs. Nichols is 
living at ']2'j State street, Bridgeport. She 
is a member of St. John's Episcopal Church. 
Children, born at Bridgeport: i. Lizzie Hall, 
February 12, 1863, died March 23, 1891, mar- 
ried Swan Brewster ; child, Stephen, died in 
infancy, March, 1891. 2. Wilbur Edwards, 
born August, 1864: died, unmarried. Alarch I, 

The branch of the Nichols 
NICHOLS family herein traced is de- 
scended from Enos Nichols, 
who married Sarah Jennings, of \'irginio. He 
settled in the Mountains of Mrginia, but 
was driven out by hostile Indians, losing all 
his lands and property. He then located near 
the New York state line, and later drifted 
to Milton, Connecticut, where his death oc- 
curred. Among his children was Jeremiah. 
see forward. 

(II) Jeremiah, son of Enos Nichols, was 
born about 1780. He attended the schools 
adjacent to his home, and later served an 
apprenticeship to the trade of shoemaker, 
which line of work he followed throughout 
the active years of his life. He was a soldier 
in the war of 1812, engaged in the defense 
of the coast near Bridgeport, Connecticut. 
He married Rachel Squiers. Children : Ste- 
phen, see forward ; Samuel, Polly, .\llan, 

(III) Stephen, son of Jeremiah Nichols. 
was born in 1807 in West Milton, Connecti- 
cut, died in West Virginia, 1859. He was 
educated in the schools of his native place, 
acquiring a practical knowledge which quali- 
fied him for the duties of life. He resided 

for a time in New York state, then settled 
at Bridgeport, Connecticut, where he owned 
a meat and provision business, having prior 
to that followed the trade of miller. He was 
an active and useful citizen, successful in busi- 
ness and prominent in temperance work. He 
married, Mary Ann Low, liorn in 181 5, died 
at Weston, Connecticut, 1843. Children: 
George, died at Togus, Maine; had no chil- 
dren ; Silvester Van Rensselaer, of whom fur- 
ther below. 

(IV) Silvester Van Rensselaer, youngest 
son of Stephen Nichols, was born at W'eston, 
Connecticut, 1841. His boyhood was spent 
in attending the district school and assisting 
his father. He left home at the age of sixteen 
and went west, but returned in i860 and 
worked with his uncle, William Piatt, in the 
meat business at Bridgeport. At the break- 
ing out of the civil war he enlisted in the 
Second Connecticut Light Battery and served 
for three years, thus demonstrating his loy- 
alty and fidelity to his country. At the close 
of hostilities he returned to Bridgeport and 
again entered the service of his uncle, afore- 
mentioned, remaining until 1872, when he 
engaged in the market business on his own 
account, under the firm name of Nichols & 
Lill, butchers, whose shop w'as located on 
State street. He sold out his interest in the 
business in 1888, but resumed business again 
in 1890, establishing a meat market at No. 100 
Fairfield avenue, which he conducted for 
seven years and then disposed of the same, 
and since then devoted his attention to the 
real estate business in Bridgeport, continu- 
ing until his death. He erected a brick block 
on Liberty street and other valuable houses. 
He was energetic and enterprising in his 
methods, straightforward and honorable in all 
his transactions, and thus well merited the 
success which attended his efiforts. He served 
in the common council of Bridgeport in 
1892-93, having been elected on the Repub- 
lican ticket, and his religious convictions 
were those of the Methodist church. He was 
a member of Elias Howe, Jr., Post, No. 3, 
Grand Army of the Republic; Pequonnock 
Lodge and Stratfield Encampment, also Re- 
bekah Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fel- 

He married (first) Abbie B. Nichols, 
born in Stepney, died in 1898, daughter of 
Ager Nichols. Married (second) Rebecca 
Frances Jenkins, a native of England. (Thil- 
dren : Stephen John and Margaret. Mr. Nich- 
ols died November 20, 1910. The funeral 
services were conducted by the Rev. G. W. 
Brown, pastor of the First Methodist Epis- 
copal Church. Interment was in Stepney.. 

5^/e/>/ien J^/. j7r/ioA. 



(."'iiKiinl, Massacliiisett-;, was 
W lll-.l-.I.ICU the original home ..f the 

W lui-kr families in tliis 
country. Jnsepli. ( Jliadiah and Tlioinas W'hcclcr 
all (Iniihtlcss related, settled there about 1640. 
(ieor);e Wheeler, of Concord, and John 
Wheeler, of Salishnry, Massachusetts, were 
related. Isaac Wheeler, of Charlestown ; 
Richard, of Dedham: Thomas, of Salem: 
Thomas, of IJoston, an<l Timoth\-, of Water- 
town, [)ionecrs I)efore iMio, were prohahly of 
the same stock. Timothy removed to Con- 
cord. The family is uf ancient Iincflish an- 

(I) Lieutenant Thomas Wheeler, immi- 
grant ancestor, settled early in Concord, lie 
came to Fairfield, Connecticut, with the first 
settlers, ancl hecame i)rominent there. lie 
died at I'airtield and his will, dated January 
'•^i. '^>5.?-.S4. proved .\u,!,'ust 23, 1(154, has been 
partly destroyed, but the names of some of his 
children are leyihlc. He left an estate at Con- 
cord to his son Thomas; prtiperty at I'airficld 
to John and mentions three daughters. , His 
widow's will, .\n;L;ust 21, 1*139. also mentions 

son Thomas. He marrieil Ruth . 

Children : Thomas : John, mentioned below ; 
Hannah, married James liennett ; William : 
.'^arah, married Thomas Sherwood: daui,dner. 

(II) Ser,!,'eant John, son of Thomas 
Wheeler, came to I'airtield. Connecticut, with 
his father. a])i)arently in 1644. He owned a 
lar.i;e |)art of drover's Hill at I'.lack Rock, 
where he resided. In iTjSi he i)aid taxes on 
one thousand and ftmr acres of land, and was 
the third lari^est tax|)ayer in l-"airtield. He 
died early in idr^o, aiul his inventorv, dated 
March S, 11)89-90, amounted to one thousand 
five hundred and sixty-six pounds. The will 
of his widow ( Rlizaheth or Judith) was dated 
February ji. 170J-03, i)roved .March 24. The 
ages of the children are found in the father's 
will in 1^190. whence the dates of birth are 
estimated. He was a memtier of the jjeneral 
court of Connecticut in 1671-72-74-77. Chil- 
dren: Judith, horn i66t : John. ifV)v64: 
Elizabeth. i(/^- : Mary. 1671; Rebecca. i('>72 : 
Joseph. K>74. mentioned below: Hannah, 
1676; .\bii;ail. 16S0: Obatliah. if)82: .\nn, 
1(184: Jonathan, 1^)87: David, 1690. 

(IIll Joseph, son of Serijeant John 
Wheeler, was born in Fairtield in 1674. He 
was the ancestor of \icc-I'rcsident Wheeler, 
throush his son Joseph. !,Man<lson Josejih, 
,j;reat-!^randson Zalmon and his son .\lmon. 
father of William .\., vicc-iiresident of the 
United States in the Hayes administration. 
Joseph resided at I'.lack Rock, I-'airfield. His 
will dated March 9, 1758, proved July 20, 
1759, mentions his brother David, son Thomas 

to care for his widow. I le married Deborah 

. Children, iHjrn at I-airlield : Jctsqih. 

November 18. i7o<>; Thomas, July 10, 1708; 
Esther, .Xupust 1, 1710: Catherine, .November 
7. 1712: Ephraim. .March 25, I7i(), mentioned 
below; Set!) March j(<, 1721. 

(I\ ) Ephraim, son of Joseph Wheeler, was 
l)orn at I'airfield, March 23. I7i(». He re- 
sided in the northwest part of Tairtield. He 

married .Martha ■ . Children, born at 

I'airfield, baptized at Creenfield Hill church: 
Enos, baptized .November 4, I7.V^; Catherine, 
ba|)tized .November 4, 1739; Daniel, baptized 
.\u>;ust 4, 1743, mentioned below; ICphraim, 
Ixirn .March. t73o: Hannah, born .November 
12, 1738: (irace, born June 12, i~f>^. 

(\ I Daniel, son (jf l-lphraim Wheeler, was 
born at Fairtield and baptizeil .Xuyust 4, 1745. 
Children, born at I-'airfield ; I':ilen, .\pril 5, 
17(17; Daniel, February 14. 17(18. mentioned 
below; Stejihen, December 17, i/(*). .\ccord- 
incr '" ll'e census of 1790, Daniel had three 
males over sixteen, three untler that age and 
five females in his familv. 

(\"I) Daniel (2), 'son of Daniel (i) 
Wheeler, was born February 14, 1768. at 
I'airfield. .\monj; his children was Daniel. 
mentioned below. 

(\ll) Daniel (.^), nou of Daniel (2) 
Wheeler, was born aliout iSoo-io. He was 
a farmer in I'airfield. Early in life he fol- 
lowed the sea and became a master luariner. 
Chiblren, born at I'airfield: Joseph, a brass 
molder at .\nsonia, Connecticut: Charles .W- 
bert. mentioned below: Sarah, married (first) 
Gideon M<irehouse ; (second) Jacob \'an 
Dorn ; lives at l^outhiiort : Clarissa, married 
( first I Edward Hawkins; (sec<ind) John 
Howard Hawkins, his brother; .\dclia. mar- 
ried John Wilson, of I'.rid.i;eport. 

(\II1) Charles .\lberl. son of Daniel 13) 
Wheeler, was born in I'airfield. .March, 1842. 
He attended the public schools of his native 
town, and worked durintj his boyhood on his 
father's farm. He continueil in later life to 
follow farmiuiT for an occupation, and is one 
of the most firogressivc and pros|x'rous farm- 
ers of the town. .\t one time he made a spe- 
cialty of raisin,(i onions for the New York 
market. He is now engaged in general farm- 
ing and has a small dairy. He attends the 
Congregational church. He married Sarah 
.\nn Raymond, born in 1840. Children, born 
at I'airfield: Daniel Clinton. .\|iril 2<). 1871. 
a painter living at Southport. three children: 
I-Mna Raymond, .^arali I'.ernice and Charles 
.Albert, decea.s<M| ; Charles liert. mentioned be- 
low ; Eftie Raymond, married Martin I'ludd. 
lives at Greenfield: children: Louis Wheeler. 
Gladvs ^^^v. Ruin Elizabeth. 



(IX) Charles Bert, son of Charles Albert 
Wheeler, was born at Fairfield, Februar\- 15. 
1873. He was educated there in the pulilic 
schools. He worked on his father's farm un- 
til nineteen years old, when he began an ap- 
prenticeship in the plumber's trade at Bridge- 
port. After working as a journeyman a few 
years, he established himself in the plumbing 
business in Bridgeport and built up an ex- 
cellent business, which he conducted three 
years : he then sold out and since has followed 
iiis trade. He is a skillful mechanic and has 
a reputation for the best work. He built the 
house in which he resides on Colorado avenue 
from his own plans. In politics he is a Re- 
publican, in religion a Universalist. He mar- 
ried, April 18, 1900, Addie Harriet, daughter 
of Tames L. White, of Bridgeport. Chil- 
dren, born at Bridgeport: Lloyd Raymond, 
December 8 1902 ; Dorothy Elizabeth, January 
I, igo8. 

Ephraim (2) Wheeler, son 
WHEELER of Ephraim fi) Wheeler (q. 

v.), was born at Stratford, 
March, 1750. He was a farmer in Stratford 
all his life. Children: David, Nathan,_ Na- 
thaniel, Silas. Mary, Sarah, Joseph, mentioned 

(VI) Joseph, son of Ephraim (2) \Mieeler, 
was born at Stratford, died there aged sev- 
enty-five years. He was educated in the pub- 
lic schools of his native town, and followed 
farming all his life. He built a house on the 
homestead, greatly improved his farm and 
became one of the substantial citizens of the 
town. He took an active part in public af- 
fairs and held various offices of trust and 
honor. In religion he was a Methodist and 
he was a loyal and faithful member. He 
married Betsey Wilcox. Children: i. Eph- 
raim, married Eliza Shepard : had five chil- 
dren. 2. J\Iary, married Gould Curtis and had 
six children. 3. George E., mentioned below. 

(VII) George E., son of Joseph Wheeler, 
was born April 8, 1829, at Stratford. He at- 
tended the public schools and academy, and 
during his youth worked on his father's farm. 
He has been engaged in farming, in fact, all 
his active life, and has one of the best culti- 
vated farms in this part of the state. He 
has always been interested in public affairs 
and public education, has been a constant 
reader and student, and is possessed of a 
great fund of information and general knowl- 
edge. He is a liberal contributor to the 
church and charity. He is a Republican in 
politics. He commands the respect and confi- 
dence of all his townsmen. He married, 
March 28. 1863, Juliana Miller, born March 

20, 1837, at Hartland, Connecticut. Children: 
I. Mary Jane, born July 26, 1864: married 
l*'i-ank E. Baldwin, a carpenter by trade at 
Xicliols, Connecticut: children: Claire, Ber- 
nard and Rupert Baldwin. 2. Lina Georgia, 
born June 17, 1869, died May 19, 1907 ; mar- 
ried Newton J. Reed, born at Newtown, Con- 
necticut, a merchant at Stratford ; children : 
Elliot and Ruby. 3. Joseph M., born March, 
1874: married Nettie Cook: children: Pearl 
R. and George Everett. Giles Harry Miller, 
father of Mrs. Wheeler, was born at Hart- 
land ; was a farmer ; married Lucy Grimes. 
He was a son of Solomon and Lydia Miller, 
of Hartland : the former was a farmer and 
Methodist minister. 

Moses \Mieeler. immigrant 
WHEELER ancestor, was born in Eng- 
land, very likely in the coun- 
ty of Kent, in 1598. The Wheeler family had 
lived here for over four hundred years. He 
sailed from London in 1638, and settled in 
the New Haven colony. He was among the 
first to receive an allotment in that colony. 
Here he married Miriam Hawley, sister of 
Joseph Hawley, one of the first settlers in 
the colony, and a very prominent man. He 
was expelled from the colony in 1648 because 
of a slight infringement of one of the Blue 
Laws, for which the colony was noted. Ac- 
cording to tradition he had been away for sev- 
eral months, and returned on a Sunday. For- 
getting the "Blue Laws" in his joy at his 
return, he kissed his wife and children, and 
was expelled by the authorities when they 
learned of it. He then joined the little settle- 
ment of Stratford, and purchased here a home 
from the Indians on the shore, near what is 
now known as Sandy Hollow. He afterwards 
bought a large piece of land in the upper part 
of the town, extending from the river to some 
distance above the site of the present New 
York, New Haven & Hartford railroad. He 
was a ship carpenter, and kept a farm for 
himself. He was given permission by the 
general court to keep a ferry at Stratford, 
which he already had established. Seventeen 
years after its establishment, the town leased 
the ferry to him with thirty or forty acres of 
upland adjoining it. for twenty-one years, 
without tax or rate except sixpence per an- 
num. The inhabitants were "to be ferried 
over for one half penny per person and two 
pence for horse or beast." The town agreed 
to pay for any improvements he had made if 
he should leave it at the expiration of his 
lease. His son's will, proved January 23, 
1724-25, shows that he received the ferry from 
his father Moses, and left it to his own son 



Elnathan. mi it rc-mainod in the lamilv at least 
over line luindrcd years, lie disposed of most 
of his land to his sons ten years before Ills 
death. He owned ninch land, and was one of 
the most iirominent men uf the town. Ik- 
was a ixiwerful man, of whom the In- 
dian^ are said to have sttxid in mortal terror. 
He returned to Knyland in 1065, at the time 
of the "Great l'laf,'iic." and so did not remain 
loiifi, hut returned afjain to Stratford. He 
died January 15, i(k>*<, the tirst white man of 
one hundred _\> who had liveil in .\'ew I'"ng- 
land. He is jjuried in the old Lontjregational 
church at Stratford. .\ rouijli stone, cut 
from the rocks at his home>tead, marks his 
j;rave, with the inscription : "Moses Wheeler. 
.-Xj^ed 100, Dyed Jan. 15th. i^^S." His will 
wa> proved l'"ehruary 19, 1(198. and after dis- 
piiNint; of his real and |)ersiin:il pro]ierty cjen- 
erally, he says: "I ;.;ive to my dautjhter Mir- 
iam two ])ewter dishes, to my son Moses, his 
wife, ye pewter platter, and to my flaui^hter 
.Mary, a bras kitle liouhliui; ten to twelve gal- 
li.n-, the .Miridi^cment of the Marter Uix)kc, 
and .Mr. I'.rooks His Devices of Satan, and 
t'l [•"iizaheth ye wife of my son Samuel, ye 
fjreat kitle, and to Mr. Israel Chauncey twen- 
ty shillings in silver." Jane, a sister of Moses 
Wheeler, also came over to .\merica with 
him. and married Rev. Adam I'llakeman. the 
tirM clertjyman of the Church in Enijland in 
Stratford, .^he was two years youni,'er than 
her hrothcr, having heen horn in \(X)0. .She 
died in 1674. She married (second) Jacob 
Walker, son of Roiiert Walker, and brother of 
Rev. Zachariah Walker, ])astor of the Con- 
gregational church in Stratford. The Rev. 
.-\dain r.lakeman was rector of the church 
fn-m 1(1.^9 to \(>(>',. One of his sons married 
Flizabeth, daughter of .Moses Wheeler. Chil- 
dren : I. Elizalieth, married (first) Samuel 
Pilakeman. and ( second I Jacob Walker ; she 
wa- grandniotlur of (ieneral David Woostcr. 
2. Miriam, married James I'.lakeman. and was 
the UK^ther ancestur cf .nil thuse named I'.lakc- 
man or lUackiDan in the inwns of llimting- 
ton, ^^l>nroe and Newtown. 3. Samuel, left 
no children. 4. Moses, ancestor of many ])eo- 
ple. mentioned below. 5. Mary, married 
(tirst) Samuel I'airchild, and (second) I'.en- 
jamin lieacli. (>. Joaima. died in i(k)4. un- 

(II) Moses (2). son of Mo>es (i) 
Wheeler, was Ixirn at Stratford, July 5, i^>5'- 
He inherited the ferry from his father, to- 
gether with the homestead. He removeil the 
Stone house which his lather huilt, and replaced 
It with a wooden house, which was standing 
until .May 12. i8<>i, when it was burned down. 
He was a farmer, as well as ferrvman. He 

died January 30, 1724. and is buried bcsicle 
his father, with a similar headstone, evidently 
from the same place. The inscription says: 
"Here I^ys The I'.ody of Mr. Moses Wheeler 
Who Departed This Life Jan. The 30th. 
1724, in 1 he 74th. Year of His .\ge." He 
was one of the wealthy men of Sti^ford. as 
his estate is inventoried at one thousan<l four 
hundred and sixty-three iM)und> five shillings 
si.x jiencc. He becpieathed to his wife five 

pounds above their mar-' i-menl : to 

his son James forty \vi< his sons 

.Nathan and Robert anii :i r, and to 

his grandchildren. His xm LInathan was 
made his executor, and he left t" hi?Ti all hi* 
lands, w ith the ferry, and all 
and personal estate. He 
daughter of Caleb N'icholls, ( k ; ,, ... . ., ,. 
C'hildren: .Moses, mentioned liel>.)w; Lalcb; 
Sarah: Nathan or MInathan : .Samuel; James; 
Robert ; Elizabeth. 

Sergeant I'rancis Nicholls, grandfather of 
.^arah (Nicholls) Wheeler, came from Eng- 
land in 1635. and was in Slratfonl in 1(139 
among the first settlers. He was closely re- 
lated to Colonel Sir Richard Nichols, the first 
English governor of New York, who estab- 
lished the first Episco|)al church in .New York, 
and who, under the command of James, Duke 
of ^'ork, commanded the fleet that toik New 
Netherlands from the Dutch in ifWuj and 
named the place New York, l-rancis Nicholls 
was a military man in England, and was a 
member of the famous regiment of Horse 
(Kiards in London, but the title of sergeant 
was conferred on him at Stratford. He was 
a member and comnumicam of the Church 
of luigland. and the ancestor of a pious, 
wealthy, distinguished family of Stratford. 
His son, Caleb, married .\nna. daughter of 
Andrew Ward, of Fairfield, and died in i(»iO. 
He was the father of Sarah, who married 
Moses Wheeler. 

(HI) Moses (3), son of Moses (2) 
Wheeler, was born July 8, 1675. He mar- 
ried (first) Ruth ISouton. in Decemlwr, 1(198. 
He married (second) Mercy I.attin. widow of 
Thomas Lattin and daughter f>f Henry Wake- 
Ivn. Chililren. by first wife: Elnathan. men- 
tioned below : N.ithaniel. drowned at the ferry. 

(I\) Deacon Elnathan, son of Moses (3) 
Wheeler, was born January 31, 1703. died 
March 14. 1761. He married, December 8. 
1726. .Martha, daughter of David and Martha 
( lllagge) De Forest. His estate was in- 
ventoried at one thousand six hundred and 
nineteen jounds eleven shillings one pence, 
and included "one nc.;n> man. Will.. 30 pounds, 
twelve Knee T.uckles, a part of a set of china 
dishes, 4 P.iblcs and a nunilKr of Ixioks." 



The De Forest family first appears in Avesne, 
France, where from 1559 a Spanish garrison 
was kept for many years so that any one of 
Protestant faith was'cruelly persecuted. Here 
the De Forest and other famihes embraced 
the foreign doctrine, and successive persecu- 
tions compelled the removal of their family 
to Le Couteau, to Ledau, and to Leyden. In 
1606 in Leyden four brothers were living, 
Jean, Jesse, Michel, and Girard De Forest, 
and a "sister Jeanne. Jesse, the ancestor of 
the Stratford" Wheelers, married at Leyden. 
Marie du.Cloux. Soon after the Plymouth 
Pilgrims removed from Leyden, he and others 
left Holland, and planned to settle in Virginia. 
This plan was not carried out, and in 1623 
he joineil an expedition for the conquest of 
Brazil, where he died in 1624, very likely at 
San Salvador. His son Isaac sailed with a 
brother for New Netherland, October i. 1636. 
in the yacht "Rensselaerwick." He married 
at New Netherland. June g. 1641, Sarah, 
daughter of Philip and Susanna (du Chiney ) 
du Trieux. who were Walloons of the earli- 
est migration. David, son of Isaac, married, 
1696, ;\Iartha. daughter of Samuel Blagge, 
of New York, who was the son of Captain 
Benjamin Blagge. David came with his wife 
to Stratford, where they "covenanted with the 
Church,'" August 7, 1697. He was a glazier 
by trade, and died April 20. 1721. Martha, 
daughter of David and Martha (Blagge) De 
Forest, was born April 13. 1700, married 
Deacon Elnathan Wheeler, and their children 
were : Ruth. Martha, Sarah, Nathaniel, Eliz- 
abeth, Marv. Elnathan. mentioned below. Eu- 

(V) Elnathan (2). son of Deacon Elnathan 
(1) Wheeler, was born May 20. 1740. Pie 
married, January 26, 1765, Charity, daughter 
of Stephen Frost, son of Joseph Frost, of 
Charlestown, Massachusetts. She was born 
in 1740. Her sister Esther married Solomon 
Plant, father of David Plant, lieutenant-gov- 
ernor of the state of Connecticut from 1823 
to 1827, and a member of congress from 1827 
to 1829, one of the most influential men of 
his day in political circles. Elnathan Wheeler 
lived on the Wheeler homestead which he in- 
inherited from his father. He also was a 
farmer as his ancestors had been. The occu- 
pancy of the ferry had passed out of the fam- 
ily by this time, and in 1813, when the first 
bridge was built over the Housatonic river. 
between Stratford and Milford. the custom 
of a ferry was al^olished. He was a firm, up- 
right man. very much res]iected by his asso- 
ciates He owned much land, for he gave 
much to his sons. His eldest son Elnathan 
was given a large farm at Harvey's Farm, a 

short di'itance north of his own home. Elisha 
was gi\en a farm adjoining his father's on the 
north. To Reuben he gave a farm in Putney, 
in the northern part of town. At his death, 
I-'ebruarv 14, 1809, he left the Wheeler home- 
stead to his youngest son Stephen. His wife 
survived him several years, and after his 
death lived at the homestead with her son 
Stephen. She died March 6. 1816. Children: 
Elnathan, born March 5. 1766, died Novem- 
ber I, 1805; Charity. July 8, 1769, died 1797, 
unmarried : Elisha. July 26. 1772, mentioned 
below: Reuben, July i,' 1775: Ruth, ]\Iay 15, 
1780: Stephen, March i, 1782. 

(VI) Elisha, son of Elnathan (2) Wheeler, 
was born July 26, 1772, died May 5, 1853. 
He married Dorothy, born in 1776, died Janu- 
ary 12, 1847, daughter of Ezra Birdseye, of 
Oronoque, and granddaughter of Rev. Na- 
than Birdseye, who preached a sermon in the 
Congregational church in Stratford on his 
one hundredth birthday. His tombstone bears 
the inscription : "Sacred to the Memory of 
the Rev. Nathan Birdseye, A. M. He was 
Born August 19th. 1714. Graduated at Yale 
College in 1736, Ordained at \\'est Haven, 
1742. Dismissed and Recommended by the 
Consociation 1758 and Departed This Life 
January 28th. 1818. Aged 103 Years. 5 
"Months and 9 Days. The Memory of the Just 
is Blessed." Children: i. George, born at 
Stratford in 1800, died July 16, 1835 : mar- 
ried Betsey C. Booth, of Stratford, October 
23, 1829; children: Lucy Birdseye, September 
4, 1830. Mary Curtiss, DecemlDer 26. 1831, 
died July 29, 1835, George Birdseye. June 6. 
1S35. married and removed to Kansas City. 

2. Ralph, born 1807: married (first) Eliza- 
beth Gall, of Hudson, New York : child, Eli- 
sha, deceased ; married ( second ) Mary 
: children: Phebe, married, and Wil- 
liam, who went west and settled. 3. Ezra, 
mentioned below. 

(MI) Ezra, son of Elisha \\'hecler. was 
lii-)rn in Stratford. November 9, 1809, died in 
New 'S'ork City. December 18, 1885. ^\'hen 
quite young he went to New York City, 
where he engaged in business in which he was 
very successful. He amassed a fortune and 
retired some years prior to his death. He 
married (first) Caroline Darrow, of New 
York City. He married (second) Celia Vis- 
clier, of Albany, New York. He married 
(third) Emily Curtiss. Children by first wife: 
I. Sarah Ellen, married Dr. Walter de For- 
est Fay. of New York Cit}-. now deceased : 
she resides in Stratford. 2. Caroline, resides 
in New York City. Children of second wi f e : 

3. John \'ischer, deceased, was a resident of 
New York. 4. Celia Vischer, deceased. Chil- 



«lrtii '<\ tliird wile: 5. l-jiiily dirties, In )rii 
i85_>. <lic-<l .\ii^,'ii-t jK 1S7J. ' (). Artlnir <le 
I'Orot, mcntii'iHil hclnw. 7. Laura, makfs 
licr lionic willi Arthur dt- I'i>ro>t Wlu-clcr. 8. 
Waller, resides in Strattonl. 9. lulward. died 
in infancy. 

(\'III) .Arthur dc l-'orest, son of l-'zra 
Wheeler, was Ixjrn in .\'ew York City, Janu- 
ary 3, 1835. lie was educated there in the 
|)ul)hc scliciols. and was eni,'ai;ed in l)usiness 
with his lather initil his retirement, since 
wliich time lie has made his home in Stratfntd. 
and is a well-known and highly esteemed citi- 
zen. He is a meniher of Christ Episcopal 
Church, in which he has served as vestryman 
for .1 mimher of years. He married. Sei)tem- 
her 17. 1S84, Carrie May |), liorn at 
I'hiladelphia, Pennsylvania, .March 10, 1S57, 
(laui,diter of ( ieorj^e Curtis and Jane ( Shel- 
toii I Dunhar. Her father was horn in .\h- 
in^'ton anil died in Hartford. (,'Iiildren : Dor- 
othy I'.irdseye, horn July (>. 1SS5: F.mily Dun- 
har. .March 3. i.Scji. 

Deacon I'aul I'eck, immi;;rant an- 
I'l'A'K cestor of this family, was horn, we 

are told, in county Kssex, England, 
in i<io!>t. He came to I'loston in 1O35 on the 
ship "Defense" and remained in I'lOston and 
vii-inity until l'',V'- when he went with Rev. 
I honias HtHikcr and his party to Hartford 
;nul hecamc one oi the founders of that city 
and the state of Connecticut. He was a ]iro- 
prietor of Hartford in i'>30 an<l hecanie a 
Icadinsi citizen. His home was on what is 
MOW \\'ashini;ton street not far from the state 
capitol. He was deacon of the church from 
HtSi until his death, Decemher 2^. 1^195. His 
«ill, ilated June 23, \(k)^. was proved January 
'.^' i^'05-9'>. His inventory amounted to five 
hundred and thirty-six jiounds five shillinijs. 
He l>e<p!eatheil to his wife ^^artl^a : children: 
I'aul. Joseph. Martha Cornwall. Mary .\n- 
drew. Sarah C"lark, Elizaheth How: grand- 
-ons: Paul and Henry Peck: son-in-law, John 
Shcjiherd : s'a'ifl'laughter. Ruth 1 leach: son- 
in-law. John Itouton. ChiMren : i. Paul. 
l)orn if^y). 2. Martha. 1^141 : married. June 
S. 1663. John Cornwall. 3. h'lizaheth. i''43: 

married How. of \\allini,M'ord. 4. 

John. Decemher 22. i')43. 3. .Samuel. i''47- 
inentioned helow. 6. Joseph. 1630. haptized 
Deceml)er 22. 1^)30. 7. Sarah. 1633: married 
Thomas Clark, of Ilartford. 8. Hannah. 
i<>3f>: married, .May 12, 1680. John Shei)heril. 
o. ^^ary, \u\2\ married John .\ndre\v, of 
Hartford : died in 1732. 

(Hi Samuel, son of Deacon Paul Peck, was 
lv>rn in Hartford. Connecticut, in 1^147. He 
.settled in West Hartford and lived there until 

hi> death. January 10. i<k;<). He marrictl 

Elizaheth . Child, Samuel, njcntioncU 


I 111 ) Sanniel (21, son of Samuel ( 1 ) Peck, 
was Ikirn in West Hartford, Coimecticut. in 
1^172. died l)cceinl)er 9, I7'>5. He settled in 
Middletown, now the town of Merlin. Con- 
necticut. He married .\hii;ail. daughter of 
Joseiih Collier, she died OcIoIkt 28. 1742. 
( hildren, liurn at Kensington: i. .Samuel, 
January 6, 1701. 2. .Moses, .\pril, 1703. 3. 
Isaac. l)orn at Scarborough, .X'oveinher 2, 
17CX1. 4. .\l)ijah. Decemher 28. 1707. 5. 
/ehulon. Sei)teinher I, 17 1 3, mentioned l>elow. 
U. Amos, horn at Kensington, .March 5, 1713. 

7. .Miel, l)orn at Kensington. December 28, 
1717, died .September i<). 1742. 8. |-'.lislia. 
horn at Lynn, July 2}^. 1723: married Mary, 
daughtcr'of llewett Strong. 

(I\') Zebnlon. son of .Samuel f2) Peck, 
was born in .Middletown, Connecticut, Sep- 
tember I, 1713, died at iJristol. Connecticut. 
January 13, 1793. He married, July 10. 1735. 
Mary, d.iughter of Josiah Edwards, iif Easi- 
ham|)ton. Long Island: she died .May 2}^, '"'/J- 
ChiMren: i. .\bigail. horn .May 20, I73'i; 
married llezekiali (iridley. and removed to 
Clinton, .\ew N'ork. where she died .\pril 21. 
1826. 2. Justus, November 14, 1737. 3. 
Elizabeth, Septcml)er 30. I73<>. died November 
1'). 1741. 4. .Mary. August 12. 1741. <lied Oc- 
tober II. 1783. 3. Zehulon. horn at Meriden. 
.\l>ril 13. 1743. 6. .\bel. horn at .Meriden, 
1743. 7. David, horn at Pristol. May 13, 
1749. 8. Lament. Ixirn May 8. 1731. men- 
tioned below. <j. Elizabeth, born at Uristol ; 
married. December 16. 1772. .\bel Hawley: 
died at Clinton. New \'ork, March 12. i8ih. 
10. Josiah, Imrn January 19. 1735. 

(V) I^Tiiient. son of Zehulon Peck, was 
born May 8. 1731, at I'armington. died May 
3. 1823. at liristol. formerly I'armington. He 
lived there all his active life and was promi- 
nent in l)oth town and church. I le married 
Rachel Tracy. Children, horn at I'.ristol: i. 
Sally. I-ebruary 7, 1784. 2. Tracy, -April 3, 
1783. mentioned below. 3. Richard. Decem- 
ber 13. 1786. 4. .Susanna. .August 31. 1788. 
3. Child. .^September 21. i7<)o. died October 

8. following. (1. Epaphroditus. ( )ctober 26. 
1791. 7. Nehemiah, ."September 26. 1793. 8. 
Newman. November 23. 1793. 9. Rachel. De- 
cember 23. 1797. 10. James Ci.. June 24, 1800. 

I \T I Tracy, son of Lament Peck, was Ixirn 
at I'ristol. .April 3. 1783. died there I'ebruary 
12. 18^12. He was a prominent citizen of 
P.ristol. He serverl his townjn the general 
assembly of the state: later was state sen- 
ator: was for many years justice of the peace, 
judge of probate, selectman, town clerk, canal 



commissioner, county surveyor, and held other 
offices of trust and honor. He was greatly in- 
terested in the genealogy of his family and 
other matters of local history. He married, 
February 3. 1812. Sally Adams, of Litchfield. 
Children, born at Bristol: i. Epaphroditus, 
November 13, 1812, died in London, England, 
September 20, 1857; pioneer salesman of 
American clocks in Europe. 2. Sally H. S., 
March 17, 1815, died December 9, 1815. 3. 
Sarah Tracy, November 5, 1816: married 
Charles E. Smith; died at Bristol, Jtme 17, 
1894, 4. Rachel Ripley, September 27, 1818: 
married, July 25, 1848, Charles Bronson ; died 
at Waterbury, December 31, 1908. 5. Joseph 
Adams, October 9, 1820, died December 4, 
1822. 6. A son, July 6, 1822, died July 12, 
1822. 7. Joseph Adams, February 18, 1824 ; 
married, September i, 1846, Mary E'. Thorp; 
died at New Haven, September 5, 1908. 8. 
Josiah Tracy, August 3, 1826, mentioned be- 
low. 9. Eliza J., August 19, 1828, died July 
17, 1847. ^o- Henry Adams, July 26, 1832; 
captain of Company L Tenth Connecticut 
Regiment, in the civil war. fought in twenty- 
three battles; still living (1910) in Bristol, 
Connecticut. 11. Kezia Adams, November 
25. 1834; still living in Bristol. 12. Tracy, 
May 24, 1838, graduate A. B., Yale, 1861 ; 
professor of Latin in Cornell and in Yale uni- 
versities, now professor emeritus in Yale ; 
married, December 22, 1870, Elizabeth H. 

(ATE) Josiah Tracy, son of Judge Tracy 
Peck, was born at Bristol, Connecticut, Au- 
gust 3, 1826, died at Bristol, June 22, .1877. 
He was collector of internal revenue during the 
civil war, and for one term judge of probate. 
He resided at Bristol, and was prominent in 
all public and business matters. In religion 
he was a Congregationalist and in politics a 
Republican. He married, November 23, 1847, 
Ellen Lewis, born October 3, 1825, daughter 
of Theodore and Amy (Lewis) Barnard. She 
is still living at Bristol. Children, born in 
Bristol: i. Miles Lewis, July 24, 1849: re- 
sides at Bristol : has been treasurer of the 
Bristol Savings Bank from 1871 to the present 
time (1910) ; was warden of the borough of 
Bristol, 1894-96: is president of the Bristol 
and Plainvillc Tramway Company, and di- 
rector of many other business corporations : 
married, October 18, 1871, Mary Harriet Sey- 
mour; children: i. Josiah Henry, born March 
5, 1873 ; graduated A. B. at Yale. 1895, LL. B. 
at Harvard, 189S; in law practice at Hart- 
ford; married, November 12, 1902, Maud 
Helen Tower ; ii. Howard Sevmour, born 
May 17, 1874, graduated A. B.,' Yale, 1896; 
married, October 16, 1900, Florence Edna 

Roe : children : Seymour Roe, born November 
5, 1901, and Nancy, June 30, 1903 ; they reside 
at Bristol; iii. Hilda M.. born April 19, 1881, 
graduated A. B., Vassar, 1903 : resides at 
Bristol; iv. Rachel K., born January 6, 1883, 
graduated A. B., Vassar, 1905 ; married, June 
28, 1910, Newell Jennings; they reside at 
Bristol ; v. Mary M. L., born January 22, 
1895. 2. Eliza Jane, born August 4, 1853; 
resides at Bristol ; assistant librarian of the 
Bristol Public Library. 3. Theodore Barnard, 
born January 14, 1856; graduated Arch. B. 
at Cornell, 1877; now an architect at Water- 
bury, Connecticut. 4. Epaphroditus, born 
A Fay 20, i860, mentioned below. 5. Edson 
May, born May 23, 1864 : assistant treasurer 
of the Bristol Savings Bank ; married, October 
17, 1894, Philena Skinner; thev reside in 
Bristol. 6. Ellen Amy, born March 18, 1869; 
resides in Bristol. 

(\TII) Epaphroditus, son of Josiah Tracy 
Peck, was born May 20, i860, at Bristol, Con- 
necticut. He graduated LL. B., Yale. 1881. 
He has been- in legal practice at Bristol since 
1882. He has been town and borough attor- 
ney, prosecuting attorney, liciuor prosecuting 
agent for the county, since 1887 associate 
judge of the court of common pleas for Hart- 
ford county, and since 1903 lecturer and in- 
structor on the faculty of Yale Law School. 
He was the orator at the centennial celebra- 
tion of the town of Bristol in 1885, at the 
celebration of the one hundred and fiftieth 
anniversary of the First Congregational 
Church of Bristol in 1897, and at the one hun- 
dredth anniversary of the town of Burling- 
ton, 1906. He has been prominent in the 
local and state work of the Congregational 
church, moderator of the state conference at 
New Haven, 1903 ; delegate to the national 
council at Des Moines, 1894; alternate dele- 
gate to the international council at Boston, 
1899; director at large of Missionary Society 
of Connecticut since 1901 ; president of the 
Central Congregational Club, 1904-05, and 
author of "The Property Rights of Husband 
and Wife under the Law of Connecticut," 
1904, and of numerous addresses and articles. 
He is a member of the American Bar Asso- 
ciation, .\merican Academy of Political and 
Social Science, Connecticut Academy of Arts 
and Sciences, Connecticut Historical Society, 
and other societies, and of the Graduates' 
Club, New Haven. He resides at Bristol. 
He married, August 21, 1886. Grace, daughter 
of Franklin C. and Mary B. Brownell. Chil- 
dren : I. Margaret \\'inthrop. born June 25. 
1890; now a student in Bryn Mawr College. 
2. Grace Brownell, November 15, 1892, died 
May 16, 1896. 3. Dorothy Adams, March 4, 




\Xi)y. (lied Aii^'ust 2C\ 1899. 4. Mildred Atli- 
trtdii. October i, 1808. 5. tileanf>r Lewis, 
Septeniher lo, 1O04. <liecl May 2. 1907. 

Tile name of this family is of tjrcat 

I'RCK anti(|iiity. It is fonnd in Melton. 
Yorkshire, England, at an early 
date, and from there scattered not only over 
Enpland hut in every civilized country in the 
wnrld. A hrandi settled in I leaden and 
Wakefield, \'(irkshire. wlmse ('esccndanls 
moved to I'eccles, Suffolk county, and were 
the ancestors of one branch of the American 
family. The arms of the Peck family in Eng- 
land : .Nrgent on a chevron eni,'railed, gules 
three crosses formec of the first. (.'re<t : .\ 
cubit arm erect. h;ibited azure, cuff argent, 
liand iiro(ier. holding on one stalk enfiled with 
.1 scroll, three roses gules, leaves vert. 

(I\) .\mos. son of Samuel (2) I'eck (q. 
v.). was born at Kensington. March 3, 1715, 
(bed in .Midilletown, Ajiril (>, 1S02. lie mar- 
ried. July jfi. 1750. Mary Hart, who died June 
J2. 1771. thildren: Matthew, born July 16, 
1751 ; .\mos, J.inuary 25. 1754; Ruth, .\ovcm- 
ber 28. 1736: .Mary, March 9. 17^10: llnldah, 
September i,v I7'^i2; Lenniel, March 28. 1765. 
mentioned below; Lucy. December 2. 17*^17. 

I \ I Lemuel, son of Amos I'rck. was horn 
March 28. 17(^13, died in lierlin. Connecticut, 
l-ebruary 22. 1821. He married Lydia Uick- 
insi>n. who died .\pril 13. 1826. Children: 
Sclclcn. born January 23. 1794. mentioned be- 
low : Harriet, bebruary 14. r7<)''i. died Novem- 
ber II, 1828: Sherman. December 28, 1800. 

( \T ) Seidell, son of Lemuel I'eck. was 
born January 23. 1794. died in Meriden. Con- 
necticut. He was a farmer in Merlin. Con- 
necticut. He married. November i. 1826. 
Ltic\- II. Hart. Children: Sherman II.. horn 
March 17. 1829: Ilattie K.. .\pril id. 1833: 
Menry H.. Decemlier 23. i8,?8. mentioned hc- 
' w : (icorge S.. May 9. 1S40, died 1863: Lucy 
\nn. n-tober 17. 1S44. 

i\llt Henry IL, son of Selden Peck, was 
l)orn in I'.erlin. Decemhcr 23. i8_^8. He at- 
tended the public schools, and assisted his fa- 
ther Mil the farm until lie was seventeen years 
' Id. when he entered the Meriden bi-jh school, 
mil finishe ! his education at the Kellogg In- 
stitute. In 1837 he entered the dry goods 
store of D. & N. C,. Miller, .\fter three years 
in their emiiloy. he removed to Waterbury. 
and with Charles Mil'er opened a ilry goods 
store tliere. The first store was in I'.aldwin's 
block. uiKler the firm name of .Miller &• Peck. 
In i8()i they removed to I lotchkiss block, and 
:uid remained there until they removed to 
tl'eir |<resent location on .South Main street. 
rile firm was successful from the start, and 

in 1887 Mr. Peck withdrew from active busi- 
ness, although his name is still associate*! with 
the firm. He has been tru-iee of the Dime 
.Savings Hank, and iire-ident since iH>ii). In 
the same year he serve<l as representative in 
the legislature, serving on a numlH;r of impor- 
tant committees. I le was a member of the 
executive Iniard of the hospital in 1895, and 
was one of the founders of the linard of 
trade. He is a charter memlier of Continen- 
tal Lodge, Eree and .\ccepted .Masons, and 
Clark Commandery, Knights Templar. He 
has traveled extensively, and visited almost 
every quarter of the globe. He is unmarried. 

Henjamin Peck, son of Henry 
PECK Peck (q. V.I, was bajitized .Sep- 
tember 3, 1647, at New Haven, 
Lonnecticut. where he lived all of his life. 
He resided in the second division, then known 
as the .S|)erry farms, afterward .\mity So- 
ciety, and now a part of WcM^dbridge. His 
will was dated .March 3, 17.^0. and proved 
April 3. 1730. He married Slary, daughter 
of Richard Sperry. March 29, 1670. Chil- 
dren: Menjamin, born January 4. 1671 : Mary, 
.Se[iteinber 3. 1672: Joseph. Fehruary 26, 
1676; Esther, if'179: Ebcnezer, .\pril 24, i68t, 
die ! young : Ebeiiezer, January 3. it'if^^, men- 
tioned below: Desire, .August 26, 1687; John; 
Lylia, married Solomon Terry ; Mehitahle, 
married Ebenezer Stevens. 

(HI I Ebcnezer. son of Heniamin Peck, was 
lx)m January 3. 1684, at New Haven. He 
lived in New Haven, and prr>bably in .\inity 
Society. His will was presented to the court 
to be approved May. 17^18, hut was not proved. 
The court ordered the estate to he divided 
among the heirs. He married (first) Hannah 
Hotchkiss; (second! Elizabeth Wilmot. Chil- 
dren, horn at New Haven : Ebenezer, March 
12, 1710: Hannah, February 13. 1711-12: 
.Mary, November 2, 1714; Joseiih. March 28, 
171S. nientionefl below; R.ichel. .\ugust i, 
1721 ; .Ambrose. March 3. 1723; Lydia, De- 
cember II. 1728; Eunice,' .\ugnsl 6, 1730, died 
young; I'athsheba. .September 27. 1732; Hen- 
ajali, June i, 1733; I'.enjamin. .August 14, 
1737. died young; Ste(ilien, .August 5, 1742; 
Eunice, September 2f<. 1744: lienjaniin. .March 
10. I74'^47- 

(I\) Joseph, son of ElK-nczcr Peck, was 
born at New Haven, ^^arch 28. 1718. He 
setlleil at .\iiiity. His will is at New Haven. 
He married .Anna Perkins, January 12, 1743- 
44. Children : Seth. -ctfled at P.ristol, Omnecti- 
ciit ; Joseph, mentioned below; Dan. settled 
at Ilristol ; John, married Lois Osborn ; Henrv, 
settled at I'ristnl; .\iney ; I')orca* ; Mathshelja ; 
.Asenath ; Electa, married Roger .Ailing. 



(V) Joseph (2), son of Joseph (i) Peck, 
was a jail keeper. Children: Joseph, men- 
tioned below : Nancy ; Sarah. 

(VI) Joseph (3), son of Joseph (2) Peck, 
married Annie Reed, both of Lyme, Connec- 
ticut. They had a son George Reed, men- 
tioned below. 

(VII) George Reed, son of Joseph (3) 
Peck, was born at Lyme, 180 1. He married 
Elizabeth Smitli Lee. Children: Seth Lee, 
mentioned below. Joseph, Esther M., Richard 
W., Frank, James Henry, Mary and Walter , 
Scott, all of whom were married except Mary. 

(VIII) Seth Lee, son of George Reed Peck, 
was born at Lyme, December 6, 1825. He 
was educated in the public schools of his na- 
tive town and at the academy. He started a 
tannery in Lyme, near Hamburg, where he 
was in business for four years. Then he came 
to Norwich and worked in various lines of 
business, ten years on his own account and 
for ten years was in charge of a building ma- 
terial business owned by Alfred Young Hib- 
bard. He bought the business after the death 
of his employer and continued in it for ten 
years. He admitted his son, Henry, and John 
McWilliams, and the firm name is now Peck, 
McWilliams & Company. The firm does a 
large business in building and general con- 
tracting. Mr. Peck retired from active busi- 
ness in 1900 and resides at 25 Peck street, 
Norwich. He was a soldier in the civil war. 
Company C, Twenty-sixth Regiment Connec- 
ticut V'olunteers, and is a member of Sedg- 
wick Post, No. I, Grand Army of the Repub- 
lic. He is a member of the Broadway Con- 
gregational Church of Norwich. He married, 
August 6, 1849, Eunice, born May 11, 1822, 
daughter of Nehemiah M. and Huldah 
(Wheeler) Gallup (see Gallup XI). Chil- 
dren: I. Henry Clay, January 2'j, 1859; mar- 
ried Lizzie Wanser and had one child, Violet 
Marian. 2. William Lee, born November 7, 
1859 : resides in New London ; married Emma 
Williams : children : Howard Bentley, Harry 
Williams and Ruth Williams. 3. Charles Seth, 
August 22, 1865, died October 28, 1869. 

(The Gallup Line). 

(VII) Benadam Gallup, son of Captain 
John Gallup (q. v.), was born in Stonington, 
Connecticut, in 1655. He married Esther, 
born July 20, 1660, daughter of John and 
Esther Prentice, of New London, Connecticut. 
They were both members of the Congrega- 
tional church of Stonington. He died August 
2, 1727, aged seventy-two, and his wife died 
May 18, 1 75 1, aged ninety-two. The inven- 
tory of his estate amounted to five hundred 
and eighty-three pounds, thirteen shillings. 

No will has been found. Children : Hannah, 
born May 22, 1683 ; Esther, 1685 ; Mercy, 
1690; Benadam, 1693, mentioned below; Jo- 
seph, 1695; I\Iargaret, 1698; Lucy, 1701. 

(VIII) Lieutenant Benadam (2) Gallup, 
son of Benadam ( i ) Gallup, was born at Gro- 
ton, Connecticut, 1693. He married Eunice 
Cobb, January 11, 1716. He died September 
30, 1755, and his wife died February i, 1759, 
aged sixty-three. His ''ear-mark" was re- 
corded June 24, 1718, and the same mark 
was used afterwards by his son Henry. Chil- 
dren: Benadam, born October 26, 1716; 
Esther, February 24, 1718; Eunice (twin), 
March 29, 1721 ; Lois (twin) ; William, July 
4, 1723; Henry, October 5, 1725. mentioned 
below; Nathan, 1727; Ebenezer ; Thomas P., 
baptized July 28, 1734; Hannah, married Rob- 
ert Allyn, January 23, 1755 ; Sarah. 

(IX) Henry, son of Lieutenant Benadam 
(2) Gallup, was born in Groton, October 5, 

1725. He married, October 4, 1750, Hannah, 
daughter of Nehemiah and Zerviah (Stanton) 
Mason. He died November 11, 181 1, aged 
eighty-six, and his wife died January 24, 1808. 
She was a great-granddaughter of Major John 
Mason, and was born in Stonington, June 10, 

1726. Major John ]\Iason was born in Eng- 
land about 1600 and came to America in 1630. 
He was lieutenant in the English army, serv- 
ing under Lord Fairfax in the Netherlands 
with Captain John Gallup, and sharing with 
him and his son John the terrible conflicts in 
the Indian wars. He settled in Dorchester, 
and married Anne Peck in 1640. He was 
deputy-governor and major-general of the 
forces of the colony. He died January, 1672. 
His sixth child, Daniel, born April, 1652, mar- 
ried, October 10, 1679, Rebecca Hobart, third 
wife, daughter of Rev. Peter Hobart. of 
Hingham, Massachusetts. He died 1737, and 
she died April 8, 1727, at Stonington ; they 
had seven children. The youngest, Nehemiah 
Mason, married Zerviah Stanton, and they 
settled at Stonington and owned Mason's 
Island. Children of Henry Gallup : Nehe- 
miah, born June 19, 1751, mentioned below; 
Eunice, August 7, 1755 ; Henry, October 17, 
1758; Andrew, January 26, 1761 ; Jared, No- 
vember 22, 1767. 

(X) Nehemiah, son of Henry Gallup, was 
born June 19, 175 1. He married Elizabeth 
Brown, January 28, 1783. Children: Eliza- 
beth, born November ^o, 1783; Neliemiah M., 
February 12, 1785, mentioned below; John S., 
April 5, 1787; Orenda, March 8, 1790; Elisha, 
June 22, 1792; Luke, April 17, 1794; Serviah, 
October 16, 1796; Ebenezer, April 27, 1800. 

(XI). Nehemiah M., son of Nehemiah Gal- 
lup, was born in Groton, February 12, 1785, 

9eM S" 9U 



•lied |amiar\ 21. 1871. Mc married llnldah 
\\ heeler, of Stonin}^lon, April 26, 1812. Chil- 
dren: I. Kliza, hum Xovemhcr 12, 1813: mar- 
ried I.yman Ijalliip, Deceml)er 9, 1840: died 
April 2ji. 1879. 2. -Mary A., April 17, 1815; 
married \\ illiain i-'annini;, July 21, 1S36. 3. 
Neheniiah .M., October 22. 1816. 4. John W., 
November (1. 1818. 3. Hannah, AuKUst 7, 
1820: married Eleazer W. Carter, March 2, 
1844: dieil June 13, 184^1. 6. Kunice, May 11, 
1822: married Seth L. I'eck, Auijust 6. 1849 
(see Peck- XIll). 7. I'hebe E.. I'ebruarv 8. 
1824, <lied May 30, 1842. 8. Mason, March 
4, i82(), died April 16, 1830. 9. William K., 
May 19. 1828. 10. Harriet A.. Aui,'u>t 22, 
1830: niarrieii Frederic A. Buttim. June 19, 
1S50: died April 25, 1887. u. Itcnjamin, 
June i<), 1832: has lived in the Southern 
States, in Canada, in Chili. South America, 
and Sacramento City. California. 12. Henry 
' . November 6, 1834: went to London. Ent;- 
iiid, where he was married and where he re- 
ded until his death. He left a son, who is 
■w livintr in that citv. 

The first mention found of An- 

MO()RIC drew Moore, of Poquonock. 

Connecticut, is the reconl of his 

ni.irria^e. which is as follows: "Andrew 

Moore & fara I'helpes yt was Dafter of fam- 

uell riK-li)es ware married by capten Xewber- 

IV. fel)ruary 15. 1671." Samuel Phelps was the 

n of William, the immigrant, who came to 

''■rchester, Massachusetts, in 1630, and from 
ere went to Windsor, Connecticut, in 1636. 

U' married Sarah, dauijhter of Edward Gris- 
wold. November to. i(J50. The Phelps fam- 
ily came froui Tewkesbury. En'^land. on the 
ship "Mary and John." Sarah (jriswold was 
born in Kenilworth. England, in iri28. and 
came to .\merica with her father in 1639. 
They settled in W'inds<ir, Connecticut. 

(l) In 1675 Andrew Moore was paid one 
pound, seventeen shillings by Matthew Grant 
on "warr account." This must have been for 
services during tlie destruction of Simsbury 
by the Indians. January 23, 1674, the town 
paid .Andrew Moore, Nathaniel Pimiey and 
Joseph Griswold. by Matthew (jrant. for mak- 
ing a new ferry boat. They were paid three 
pounds six shillings eight cents in barter, and 
it seems that the tax levy was assigned be- 
fore collection in the payment of debts at that 
time. He received all his share of payment 
for the boat in provisions. On .August 24. 
1678. he and thirty-four others were sued by 
Jamc; Cornisli for a schcml bill of five shil- 
lings two cents. His oldest child Sarah was 
then only six years old. On December 20, 
i^>8o, he was paid by the town for labor on 

the church. He had a grant of land at Sal- 
mon iJrook, now Granby, Connecticut, in l68o, 
in which he is called ".\ndrew Moore, the car- 
penter, of Windsor, Conn." Major John Tal- 
cott. who had agreed to extinguish the Indian 
title to Simsbury for three hundred acres of 
land, gives a gloomy account of this land at 
that time. He says that he "can finil no place 
where anything considerable can be taken up, 
the most of that which some call mea<low is 
full of small brush and vines through which 
there is no passing, or full of trees great ami 
small, and in ye place where the best land of 
that sort is, there is no accomnuxlation of 
upland to it saving only mighty tall moun- 
taynes and Ruckcs and the way bad to it, and 
a great way to all of it, and will be dismally 
obscure and solitary to any that shall live 
upon it, and very hard coming at the market, 
not only because of the remoteness but bad- 
ness of the i>assage, and the society of the 
neighborhood will be very thin, all which will 
be discouraging." At a later date .\ndrew 
Moore bought land of John Gozard on the 
"east side of the mountains, bounded easterly 
by Simsbury easterly bounds, southerly by 
John Pettybone, his lot (allias Jonathan 
Moore, his lot) the bredth of s'd lot westerly 
by the commons is fifty rods." On March 29, 
1713, he deeded to his son Penjamin Moore, 
"for divers good causes and considerations me 
thereimto moving, but especially in considera- 
tion of my fatherly love and affection I have 
to my son Benjamin Moore," fifty acres of 
land in Turkey Hills, now East Granby. He 
lived in Windsor, where the births of all his 
children are recorded except William. He 
died November 29. 17 19. The inventory of 
his estate was made December 17, 1719. 
amounting to three hundred and twenty 
pounds, and his widow Sarah was apiiointed 
administratrix. He had fifteen acres of land 
in Windsor, with house and barn, carpenter's 
tools, farming implements, a cider mill. loom, 
spinning wheel, sword and belt, and a library 
"l)rised at 8 shillings," besides two pieces of 
land in Simsbury. The distribution of the 
estate took place .April 3. 1720. and each of 
his nine children took his share of property 
after the widow's share had Ixren set oflf to 
her. Children : Sarah, born December 6. 
1672: Andrew, February 13. 1^74: Deborah, 
May 31, 1677: Jonathan. February 2<>. 1679- 
80: .Abigail, September 12. i«'>82: William, 
i'j84. mentioned below: Rachel, February 6. 
1^190-91 : Benjamin. December 3. 1^93; .Amos. 
October 19, 1698. 

(11) William, son of .Andrew Moore, was 
born in 1^184. die«l May 9. 1780. in Granby, 
Connecticut. His headstone is marked "Mr. 



Will. Moore," and says he died in his ninety- 
seventh year. He married (tirst) Elizabeth 
Case, who died in Granby, then Simsbury, 
September 29, 1739. when she was forty-nine 
years old. Xo record of this marriage has 
iieen found, but he mentioned in his will a 
■■piece of land he bought of his brother, Wil- 
liam Case." If by brother he means brother- 
in-law, then Elizabeth, daughter of William 
and Elizabeth (Holcomb) Case, born Septem- 
ber, 1689, was his wife, ^^'illianl Case was 
the son of John Windsor and Sarah ( Spen- 
cer) Case, of Hartford. Elizabeth had a 
brother William who was born 2ilarch 22, 
1691. William Aloore married (second), Jan- 
uary 20, 1740, Damaris, daughter of Josiah 
Phelps, who married Sarah, daughter of 
Nathaniel and Sarah Porter Winchell. Jo- 
siah Phelps was son of Samuel, son of Wil- 
liam, the immigrant. "The aged William 
Moore" made his will November 7, 1773, and 
the distribution of the estate occurred Octo- 
ber 30, 1781. The inventory amounted to 
seven hundred and fifty pounds. To ■'my be- 
loved wife Damaris" he gave one-half the 
dwelling house, one-quarter the cellar and 
well, one-quarter of the barn and one-quarter 
of all his lands and movable estate as long 
as she remained his widow. She was eighty- 
one at the time of his death. Children, by 
first marriage: William, born July 19, 1712; 
David, September 18, 1713; Timothy: James, 
June 6, 1715, mentioned below; Shadrack, 
September 19, 1717; Mercy (or Mary), No- 
vember 25, 1719: Ebenezer, April 20. 1722; 
.Andrew: Isaac. 1727. Child by second wife, 
Naomi (or Ame). 

(Ill) James, son of \^'illiam Moore, was 
born in Simsbury, June 6, 1716. He married 
Rachel, daughter of Matthew and Hannah 
(Chapman) Cirant, in Simsbury, May 25, 1737. 
She was born in Windsor, April 17, 1704. 
Matthew was son of Samuel and Mary (Por- 
ter ) Grant. Samuel Grant was son of Mat- 
thew Grant, who came to Dorchester in 1630. 
Sarah Chapman was daughter of John Por- 
ter, the immigrant, who came in 1639. James 
Moore died JMarch 5, 1788, and is buried in 
East Granby. He made his will December 
19, 17S2, disposing of land in Mooretown, a 
neighborhood now in Southwick, Massachu- 
setts, and land in Turkey Hills, now Granby. 
He remembered his widow as follows : "To 
my beloved wife Rachel, the use of one-half 
my brick house and home-lot containing about 
44 acres to use as long as she shall continue 
my widow and to have ye liberty of ve use of 
my well and to get Wood on my Mountain 
Lots during her Widowhood, and one-third 
part of my movable estate after debts and 

funeral charges are paid out of my movable 
estate (not my legacies) to be her property 
forever." The following shows he was op- 
posed to trumped-up accounts : "If any one 
or more of my s'd children shall bring in any 
Debts or Charges whatever against my Es- 
tate after my decease unless it is Legacies of 
by Note or Obligation under my hand well 
executed, he or she or they are to have No 
other Portion out of my Estate only what is 
Recovered By \'irtue of S'd Debt or Charge 
and not to take Any advantage of my Legacy 
to them in this will." Children : James, Wil- 
liam, mentioned below, Joel, Asa, Roswell, 
Rachel, Charity. 

(I\') William (2) Moore, son of James 
Moore, was probably born in Simsbury about 
1740. He was at Bunker Hill under Captain 
Thomas Knowlton, and served three subse- 
quent enlistments. His final discharge is 
dated i\Iay 5, 1780, from the third regiment, 
Connecticut line. Colonel Samuel Wyllis. He 

married Sarah , and had six children 

born in Westfield, Alassachusetts. In 1825 
Sarah Moore, of Sand Lake. Rensselaer 
county. New York, deeded a piece of land in 
Simsbury which she inherited from her father, 
Mr. Hoskins. This might have been the 
widow of William. Children : Sarah, born 
May 3, 1757: Eve, May 14, 1760: King, May 
18, 1762: William, August 13, 1764: Charity, 
August 19, 1766; Theodosia, April 23, 1769; 
Willis ; Apollos, mentioned below. 

(V) Apollos, son of William (2) Moore, 
was born in 1771 and settled in Barkhamsted. 
He had a cousin of the same name, son of 
Guy Moore. His brother William also settled 
in Barkhamsted, and his brother King, born 
at Westfield. May 18, 1762, was a soldier in 
the revolution. Apollos died at Riverton, in 
the town of Barkhamsted, Connecticut, in 
1861, aged about ninety-one years. He was 
a farmer and owned much land, in fact, the 
larger part of the site of the present village 
of Riverton. He married Candace Beach. 
Children: Alpheus, Charles Beach, De ^lar- 
quis De Casso y Rujo Moore, mentioned be- 
low, Candace, Nancy, Belinda, Lucinda, Avis. 

(VI) De Marquis De Casso y Rujo, son of 
.\pollos Moore, was born September 18, 1804, 
in the town of Barkhamsted, Connecticut, died 
in Colebrook, in 1889. He owned a large 
farm and saw mill and manufactured lumber 
on a large scale, being very successful. He 
married Thankful, born September 25. 1808, 
died September, 1885. daughter of Judah and 
Mercy ( Eno ) Roberts. Children : Candace, 
born June 10, 1824: Osbert, March 18, 1830: 
John, February i, 1835, died in infancy: El- 
len ; Sarah Marilla, July 24, 1839 ; John Apol- 



los, Ucceniber 18. 1842: Laura Almira, Octo- 
ber 10, 1844; Kdliert Cicero, March 10, 1849, 
married, in 1872, ISclle l-iic\, tlaiiijliter of 
Chester and Lucy Ann ( Hulliert ) Ciallin, of 
SandisfieM, Massaduisetts. 

(\'II) John Apollos. son of Dc Marquis 
I)e C'asso y Riijo MiHjrc, was liorn in Colc- 
liriKik. Connecticut. Deceinlicr 18, 1842. He 
atteniie<l tiie |)ul)lic schools of liis native town, 
tile Surtield Literary Institute, the Select 
School in Kiverton. Coinieclicut. and the 
Lastman liusiness College, of I'ouj^hkcepsic. 
.New York, from which lie was jjraduated at 
the ai;e of twenty-one years. He taught 
sL-liool three years before he was of ai;e, in 
Litclilield county, Connecticut and in Massa- 
chusetts. He lived in Winsted, Connecticut, 
a year, working as clerk in a hardware store. 
Durini; the next four years he was in business 
■ lU his own accoimt in Xew I'.oston, Massa- 
ihu^etts, as a jreneral merchant, .^ince 1872 
he has made his hdme at Uobertsville. Con- 
necticut. He followed teaching;, in addition 
to farming, until ifjo2, and since then has 
<levoted all his time to his farm. He is a 
Republican in politics and rejireseiited his 
town ciiie year in the general assembly. He 
i^ a deacon of the i!a])tist church. He mar- 
ried. March 3, 1866, Irene Harriet, born at 
lorrington, then Xcwfield, October 14. 1843, 
died ^lay 20. 1905, daughter of Deacon I'red- 
erick and Harriet (Hoyt) Xorth (see Xorth 
\ 1 ). Children: i. .\lmira Ruble, born Au- 
gust If). 1867; married Clayton H. neiuing. 
'<i Tolland, Massachusetts, superintendent of 
I'unis club: children: .Arthur C. Harvey 
John, Lynn X.. .\llen .M. and X'ernera Item- 
ing. 2. De Marcjuis De Casso y Rujo. July 
24, 18^19: physician at South Manchester, 
Connecticut, luarried Ida Quilter. 3. Freder- 
ick Xorth. mentioned below. 4. Harriet 
Thankful, .\ugust 25, 1875: married Homer 
neming, of ColebrtM)k, farmer: children: 
I'lcrnice and Homer Deming. 5. Cicero John, 
December 14. 1878: dentist at Terryville, 
Connecticut : married Lillian Tarr. 6. Irene 
Marilla. May i. 1881: school teacher: lives 
with jiarents. 7. Ira Wintield, June 14. 1883: 
machinist. Terryville, Connecticut : married 
Iva Remington: chiUlren : W'infield R. and 

(\Tin Frederick Xorth. son of John .\pol- 
los Moore, was Ix^rn in Winchester, Litch- 
field county. Connecticut, Xovciul)cr i. 1871, 
an<l was educated in the public sehnols of 
ColeI)riMik. He t>>ok a s|iecial course in civil 
engineering and surveying. He has been eu- 
ga'jcd in farming most of his active life, at 
Colebrook. He lived for a time at Torring- 
ton. In 1908 he came to W'instetl, and since 

then has devoted his entire attention to his 
profession as civil engineer and to the real 
estate business. In jxilitics he is a Republican, 
in religion a Haptist. He married, January 
I, 1895, Susie E., daughter of Samuel and 
Eliza ( Reed » Uull, of Xew Hartford, Con- 
necticut. I'lOth parents were born in Eng- 
land, and came to this country in 1872, making 
their home soon afterward in Xew Hartfonl. 
Her father died in W'insteil, in 1905. He 
was a carpenter by trade. Children of Sam- 
uel ami I-'liza Hull : Samuel, born and died in 
Fni^land, Mary .\., Samuel J., Susie E., Wil- 
liam E., IVederick (i., Harry C, Louise, 
Richard S.. Jennie, Rali>h R. Children of 
Mr. an<l Mrs. Moore: .\lthena l-!llizabcth, 
born at Torrington, Octol)er 18, 1895; Rich- 
ard I'rederick, Torrington, December 15, 
1896: .Mfaretta Irene, Uinchestcr, July 26, 
1898: Ruby Xorth. Colebnwik. December 16, 
1902; John Robert. Colebrook, .May 11, 1905; 
Marion Marilla, Colebrook, Fcbruarv 22, 

(The North Line). 

(Ill) Ebenezcr Xorth. son of Thomas 
Xorth (q. v.), was born in 1703, died .Au- 
gust 5, 1789. He married, in 1730, Sibyl 
Curtis, who died Xovember 17, 1794. age<l 
ninety-one. He came to Torrington from 
Farmington (jreat Swamp in the spring of 
1 74 1 and bought, with Zcbulon Curtis, two 
farms south of the old Mathew drant place, 
where he settled. Later he suld |)art of his 
farm to Curtis. Children, burn at I-'arming- 
ton and Torrington: .\shbel, October 3, 1731. 
flied July 9, 1800; Xoah, mentioned below: 
Martin. December 13, 1734, died 1806; Sybil, 
September 4. 1736; Lucy. May i, 1739: 
.\sahel. May 13. 1743. died 1803: Ebenezer, 
June 2y. 1746, died December 12, 1832: 
.\clisah, .\ugust 14. 1748: Sarah. December 
I, 1732. 

( I\ ) Deacon Xoah, son of Ebenezer Xorth, 
was born at Farmington, January 10, 1733. 
died April 5, 181S. He removed to Torring- 
ton. Connecticut, with his parents when he 
was ten years old. He was a prominent citi- 
zen and repre-cnfcd his town several years in 
the general assembly of the state. He was 
selectman of the town of Torrington and 
deacon of the church. In religion he was a 
very strict Puritan. In going to the barn one 
Siunlav afternoon with him, his grandson 
Cvrus slid across a little patchof ice. The 
old man got a horsewhip ami proceeded to 
trounce the youngster severely for breaking 
the Sabbath. He married (first) March 25. 
1756, Jemima Loomis, who died December 2~, 
1767. He married (second) May 29. 1771. 
Elizabeth Humphrey, who died .August 5, 



1822, aged seventy-eight years. Children : 
Noah, born June 12, 1757, died April 28, 
1789; Junia or Junius; Remembrance, Octo- 
ber 13, 1762; Jemima, April 7, 1766, married 
Elihu Barber; Mary, December 19, 1767, 
married Rev. Hezekiah West, Baptist minis- 
ter, who went to Pennsylvania. 

(X ) Junia or Junius, son of Deacon Noah 
North, was born September 24, 1760, died 
November 14, 1828. He married (first) Jan- 
uarv 25, 1785, Sabrina Fyler. She died, and 
he married (second) Sally' Covey, in January, 
1807. He settled on the north and south road 
east of his father's, where his son afterwards 
lived. He kept a tavern for many years, and 
was an active, stirring man. He was called 
"Uncle Juna" by all. Children, all by first 
wife: Roxalany, born November 2, 1785, 
married Daniel Murry in March, 1810; Tri- 
phena, March 14, 1787, died April 10, 1867; 
Ariel, August 13, 1788, died September 22, 
1818; Ruby. July 28, 1790, married (first) 
Orrin Loomis, in November, 1821, and (sec- 
ond) Moses Drake, died May 16, 1875; Wil- 
lard, June 5, 1792; Sabrina, August 15, 1794, 
died j\lay 22, 1875 ; Junius or Junia, April 30, 
1796: Lura, October 7, 1798, married Midian 
Griswold, March 19, 1822, of Litchfield ; 
Frederick, mentioned below, and Philomela 
(twins), August 12, 1803: Philomela died 
April 30. 1804. 

(VI) Deacon Frederick, son of Junia or 
Junius North, was born August 12, 1803. 
He married Harriet, daughter of Ira Hoyt, 
June 14, 1830. She was born in Warren, 
Connecticut, March 30, 18 10. He lived on 
his father's place. Fie was elected deacon of 
the Baptist church in Newfield, was a farmer, 
and very much respected. Children : Char- 
lotte Jane, born May 13, 1831, married Jo- 
seph Deming, of Colebrook, March 12, 1856; 
Adaline Plumb and Catharine Palms (twins), 
August 29. 1S33: .\daline Plumb died May 
28, 1848; Carrel Fyler, June 29, 1835: Junius 
Davis, June 17, 1839; Roxa Amelia, April 23, 
1842, died May 28, 1882, married Elbert Nor- 
ton, of Goshen, December 31, 1865; Irene 
Harriet, October 14, 1843, died May 20, 1905, 
married John A. Moore, of Colebrook, March 
3, 1866 (see Moore VII). Annie Margiana, 
]\Iarch 27, 1845, rnarried Edward Y. Clark, 
of Washington, Connecticut, October 22, 
1870; Frederick Alonzo, born April 10, 1846; 
Lyman Hoyt, February 4, 1849 ; Rubie Olivia, 
May 30, 185 1. 

Stephen Moore was the keeper 
MOORE of the lighthouse on Fairweather 
Island for many years. Pre- 
viously he had been a farmer in Derby, Con- 

necticut. He was an upright and useful citi- 
zen, faithful to every duty and interested in 
every good cause. He is buried in Mountain 
Grove cemetery, Bridgeport, Connecticut. He 

married Hannah . Children: James 

Hovey, mentioned belovv' : \Villiam, died 
young; Kate, unmarried, succeeded her father 
as keeper of the lighthouse and so continued 

until her death ; Alary, married Hunt, 

of Brooklyn, New York ; Elizabeth, married 
\\'dliam Howard Thomas. All of the above- 
named children are now deceased. 

(II) James Hovey, son of Stephen and 
Hannah Moore, was born in 1804 at Derby, 
Connecticut, died at Bridgeport, Connecticut, 
in 1889. He was educated in the public 
schools of his native town. He began his busi- 
ness career at the age of eleven, when he was 
sent alone to drive a flock of sheep from 
Derby to Fairweather Island, where his father 
kept the lighthouse. When he reached Bridge- 
port the tide was too high to ford the river 
and he had to wait for low tide, but he finally 
reached his destination safely, with all his 
flock, and was afterward employed bv Isaac 
Hinman to make similar trips. He served an 
apprenticeship at the trade of shipwright, 
worked as a journeyman for a time, and later 
engaged in business on his own account as a 
ship-builder, enjoying in due course of time 
a large and flourishing trade. He built for 
himself some forty vessels, in addition to 
those under contract, and made use of them 
in the coal trade. He was a master mariner 
and on various occasions handled the vessels 
himself. After his death the business was 
continued for a time by his widow. The 
shipyard and docks that he built, as well as 
the vessels, are a monument to his energy, 
industry and ability. He began without ad- 
vantages in the race of life and won a signal 
success in business. He was undaunted by 
adversity, and persevered and v.-on in many 
struggles that seemed hopeless. He won the 
confidence of the business world and the re- 
spect of his townsmen. He was interested 
in public education and performed efficient 
service as a member of the school board, and 
also for a time served in the capacitv of select- 
man of the town. He was a director of 
Pequonock Bank in 1881, and his knowledge 
of the value of real estate was of inestimable 
value to that institution. He was a constant 
attendant of the First Congregational Church, 
of which his wife was a member, and where 
her grandfather preached for twenty-one 
years, up to the time of his death, and wdio 
erected the first house on Golden Hill, now a 
fine residential section. In politics Mr. Moore 
was a Republican. He married (first) Betsey 



I.ecte. lie married (second) in 1872, Eliza- 
beth Waterman. Iwirn at Stratfurd, clangliter 
of Alanson Freennmd Lewis (sec Lewis V). 

(The Lewis Line). 

( I ) I'.enjamin Lewis, immit;rant ance-tor. 
is first licard of in N'ew Haven. Connecticut, 
removinp there from W'allinjjford in itVn), 
iiid takin);^ up liis residence in Stratfurd ;il)iiut 
11)76-77. where he was the first of the name, 
lie exchanged his farm in WallinKfonl with 
John Hull, of StratfonI and Derby, for Hulls 
property in Stratford. He married, in .Strat- 
fonI, Hannah, daughter of Sergeant John 
Curtis, ami settled in Wallingford. but later 
returne<l to Stratford. Children: loini. Ixirn 
in W'.'dlingford. September. 1(172: Mary, Xo- 
vember. i()74, in Wallingford; lames, i<'>79, 
in Stratford: Kdnumd, 1(179: Joseph, 10.S3; 
Hannah, 1(^85: Mary, about 1688: Martha. 
I'lQi ; Menjamin. mentioned below : Kunice. 

(II) Ltenjamin (2). son of P.enjamin (i) 
Lewis, was born in 1^)96. He married Sarah, 
daughter of Danie! He I'orest. According to 
the town records of ."^tratford he married, 
I-"chruary 26. 1719-20. Sarah Xicolls. Chil- 
dren : William : Xehemiah : Hepsebah, bap- 
tized Jime, 1724: Benjamin, mentioned be- 
low: Samuel, born June 2^. 17,^1 : Isaac, Sep- 
tember, 1734. 

(III) P.enjamin (3), .son of P.enjamin (2) 
Lewis, was born S^|itember 14, 1729. He 

married Elizabeth . Children : Free- 

uiund. mentioned below : Huldah, baptized 
Xovember, 1765: Agur. baptize<l Jidy, 1767: 
Haniel, baptized 1776: I'ctsey. married 
Abijah CtTord: Polly, married Judson Curtis. 

(IN) Freemund. son of P.enjamin (3) 
Lewis, was baptized I'cbruary. 17()4. He was 
born and died in Stratford. He married 
Cherry, horn January 11. 17C)3, daughter of 
llenoni and Mehitable ( P.ooth) French. Chil- 
dren: Alan-on brcemund. mcntic.neil below; 
Eliza Mehitable, married Eliakim Hough. 

(\') Alanson Frecmuml. son of Freemund 
Lewis, was born .\ugiist 30. 1793, died in 
Stratford. May 22, 1859. He was a farmer 
by occupation, and resided on the old home- 
stead in .^tratford. He participated in the 
war of 18 1 2. He was prominent in town 
affairs, taking an active part in the building 
■ f roads and in the schcwl and cinirch. He 
married Julia, daughter of Rev. Elijah Water- 
man. She was buried in Lake X'iew ceme- 
tery. P.ridgeport, Connecticut. Children : 
Frederick Alanson. died at age of twenty; 
Julia, married Xathan P.. McEwen. of Strat- 
ford, she is still living there : Thomas, died in 
1008: Margaret, unmarried, resides with her 
MSter, Mrs. McEwen : Elizabeth Waterman. 

married James IL Moore ( »ee Mimtc IF); 
.Mary, died at age of eighteen 

John Hill was one "i inr nrst 

HILL settlers of (aiilford; he came from 
Xorthamptonshirc, England, as 
early as 1(134. He lived on the north side 
of the green in (jnilford, in the place occupied 
in late years by E. C. ISishop and Tabar 
Smith, i le was Inirn in Eneland an<l dicil 
June 8. 1689. His wife. '■ '■ ' \Liy. 

1673. I heir children w( 14; 

James, 1(146; .\nn, 1(148 ~ \U. 

His second wife was Kaih.uuii-. 
Alexaniler Chalker. of Saybrook. 

(H) James, son of John Hill, tin- Mtlkr. 
was born in (iuilford. .M.iy 15, i(>4(). died Oc- 
tober, 1707. aiul wa> inter'^'i ' ' ••'' • ' He 
married, in Se[)tember, p Id, 

and their Children were 'N3; 

Isaac, 1685; James, 1687; .\nu, i(>>j, Daniel, 
i^x;2: John ami Charity (twins), 1694; Mich- 
ael. 1698; Mary, 1701. 

(HI I Isaac, son of James Hill, was Iwrn 
in East (iuilford, September 3, 1^185, died in 
\\ Dodbury, February 7, 1733. He married. 
July 5, 1711, .\nn Parmalee, and they had 
fifteen children. Isaac Hill removed to \Voo<l- 
Iniry as early as 17.^8; all the children but 
Jonas were born in Guilford. Jonathan and 
Daniel were twins; Isaac, married. Xovember 
1(1. 1741. Caroline Perry; Sarah: .\hirah, 
married. January 29, 1754, Mehitable Lewis; 
James; .Submit, married, Xovember 10. 1748, 
David Hotchkiss; Huldah. 

( I\ ) Jonathan, son of Isaac Hill, was l)orn 
Januar\ 30, 1734. He was brought up in 
Woodbury ami ilied there Febniary 10. 1797. 
He married there .\pril 19. 1738, Elizabeth 
Perry. Children, Iwrn at Wcuxlbury: .Anne, 
April 19. 1739: Reuben. February 26, 1761; 
David. February 10, 1 7(13. died 1843: Daniel, 
March 22. 1767, mentioned below; Jonathan, 
March 23, 1769. 

(A) Daniel, son of Jonathan Hill, was bom 
March 22. 1767. at Woodbury, died in Betli- 
lem. March 2. 1849. He married Electa 
Minor, who died February 7, 1840. Chiblren, 
bom at Woodbury : Julia, luarried Harvey 
Perkins: Ann Maria, married Cephas P.each ; 
Emily, married Giles Gaylord : Rollin R., 
marriefl Susan M. Kassom an<l removed to 
Illinois: Gilman E., mentioned below. 

(\"I) Gilman Elbridge. son of Daniel Hill, 
wa'i Ixirn in Woodbury, now Bethlehem. Con- 
necticut, and resi<led there until 1834, when 
he removed to Middlebury, where he lived 
until his death. He was a deacon of the 
church, and a man of wicle influence in the 
commtmity. He represented his rlistrict in the 



general assembly. He married, March 5, 
1834, Nancy, daughter of Phineas Crane ( see 
Crane VI). Children: Sophia, born 1835; 
Oilman Crane, mentioned below. 

(VII) Oilman Crane, son of Oilman El- 
bridge Hill, was born in Bethlehem, Connec- 
ticut, June 13, 1843. He was educated in the 
public schools, and has been a manufacturer 
all his active life. He has lived in Middle- 
bury, Naugatuck, New York City, St. Peter, 
Minnesota, and since 1870 in Waterbury, Con- 
necticut. In all these cities he has had manu- 
facturing interests. He was secretary of the 
American Flask and Cap Company from 187 1 
to 1876, and since then has been secretary of 
the Waterbury Brass Company. In 1890 he 
patented a device known as a stubholder. In 
politics he is a Republican, in religion a Con- 
gregationalist, member of the Second Congre- 
gational Church of Waterbury. He was a 
member of the old Arcadian Club for amateur 
theatricals. During the civil war he was sec- 
retary of Company A, Second Regiment, Con- 
necticut Militia. He is a director in the Dime 
Savings Bank and a corporator of the Water- 
bury Savings Bank. He married. May 30, 
iS/'S. Charlotte Buckingham, daughter of 
Charles Benedict. They have one child, Kath- 
erine, who married. April 14, 1904, Dr. Nel- 
son A. Pomeroy. 

(The Crane Line). 

The surname Crane has an ancient English 
history dating back to the Hundred Rolls of 
the thirteenth century, and was probably a 
Norman local name earlier. Its similarity to 
the name of a bird has caused some of the 
families to adopt the crane as a symbol on 
their coat-of-arms, and indeed some branches 
of the family may have adopted the emblem 
before taking the surname. The coat-of-arms 
of the Crane family of Suffolk, England, to 
which some if not all the American families 
belong, is : Argent a fesse between three 
crosses crosslet fitchee gules. Crest : A crane 
proper. There have been many distinguished 
Englishmen of this name from the earliest 
use of the surname. There were a number 
of pioneers of this family in Massachusetts 
before 1650. 

(I) Henry Crane, immigrant ancestor, was 
born about 1635, in England, and came to 
Wethersfield, Connecticut, as early as 1655. 
Here he was associated with his brother Ben- 
jamin as a farmer, a tanner and currier of 
leather. Soon after 1658 he removed to Guil- 
ford, Connecticut, and in 1663 was one of 
twelve planters to locate at Hammonnassett, 
later known as Killingworth, a place lying be- 
tween Ouilford and Saybrook. Up to the 

tim.e of his death his name appears often in 
the records of the town in connection with 
various public trusts, civil, military and re- 
ligious. He was made a freeman, September 
24, 1669; representative to the general court. 
May, 1675 ; chosen lieutenant of Killingworth 
train band, in 1676 ; was also justice of the 
peace for the county of New London, 1698- 
1701-02-03. He was one of the assistants in 
the upper house of the general court, October 
12, 1665, also in May, 1666. For twenty- 
seven years he was representative to the gen- 
eral court of Connecticut. As a first settler of 
Killingworth he was granted by the town 
committee sixteen acres of land. He became 
captain of militia, and was frequently called 
to serve on committees and arbitrations in- 
volving varied and important c^uestions re- 
lating to public and private affairs. He mar- 
ried (first) Concurrence, daughter of Mr. 
John Meigs, of Ouilford, about 1663. She 
died in Killingworth, October 9, 1708. He 
married (second) December 26. 1709, De- 
borah Champion, widow of Henry Champion, 
of Lyme, Connecticut. He died April 22, 
171 1. Children, recorded in Ouilford: John, 
born about 1664 : Elizabeth, about 1666 ; Con- 
currence, December 27, 1667, recorded in Kil- 
lingworth ; Mary, August 23, 1670 ; Phebe, 
December 24, 1672 ; Theophilus, January 5, 
1674 : Abigail, April 3, 1676 ; Henry, Octo- 
ber 25, 1677, mentioned below ; Mercy, June 
21, 1680: Nathaniel, August 7, 1682. 

(II) Henry (2), son of Henry (i) Crane, 
was born October 25, 1677, in Killingworth, 
Connecticut. He married Abigail, daughter 
of Robert Flood, of Wethersfield. Connecti- 
cut, January 27, 1703-04. He settled in that 
part of Killingworth afterwards set off to 
Durham, of which he was one of the thirty- 
four original proprietors. From 1718 to 1740 
he represented the town in the state legisla- 
ture, and was justice of the peace for the 
county of New Haven from 1728 to the time 
of his death. He died April 11, 1741. leav- 
ing a large estate for that time. His widow 
died August 31. 1754, aged seventy-eight. Chil- 
dren : Silas, born January 25, 1705, men- 
tioned l^elow ; Concurrence, IMarch 25, 1708; 
Henry, March 20, 1710; Abigail, June 6, 

(III) Silas, son of Henry (2) Crane, was 
born January 25, 1705, and settled in Dur- 
ham, Connecticut. He received the military 
title of sergeant and rendered service during 
the French and Indian wars, and was quite 
prominent in all matters relating to the wel- 
fare of the town, serving on the committee to 
settle as to who should serve as pastor of the 
church and many other important committees. 



lie roiilecl nii a imrtion I'f tlic seven Inin'ircd 
ami til'ty acre farm heloni^im; to his lather, 
lie clieil January 15. i~'>V His wife was 
Mercy, (lan^liter of Samuel (iriswolil. whom 
he marrie<l Xovemlicr 2~. iJ2ij. She died 
Auirust J<>, 17S2. Children: Al)it;ail, l)orn 
September 10, 1730: Jesse, June 5, 1732: 
riiH)d, I'ehruary 12, 1734: Silas, .November 
<>■ '".?": I^jbert (Iriswold, I'ehruary 18, 1739, 
mentioned below: l-"li, .Xovcmber 27, 1742; 
Flood. I'ehruary 27, 1744: Huldah, .Vpril 30. 
1747; Ruth. December 12. 1749: hredcrick, 
Fci>ruary 24, 1751 : Nathan, Septemlier 18, 


(I\') Robert (Iriswold, son of Silas Crane, 
was Ixjrn February i.S. 1739, in Durham. Con- 
necticut. He married (first) at Durham, f)c- 
tober 31, I7'>5. Mary, daughter of F.leazer 
Camp. She died .April 30, 1790, and in l-'cb- 
ruary, 1791, he married (second) Sybilla Jud- 
soii, who died Jaiuiary 12, 180S. .\fter a few 
years' resi<ience at Durham, he removed, 
Ai)ril 7, I7'V>, with his family to the town of 
Bethlehem. Connecticut, and there lived until 
his death, March d, 1820. Children. i)orii at 
Durham: Mary. .\uL;ust 7, I7''7: Robert. .No- 
vember 12, 1768; born at llethlehem: .Molly, 
May 20, 1770: .\chsah, .\pril 7. 1772; Fleazer. 
December 28, 1773: Jesse, 1775: riiineas, 
mentioned below; October 10, 1777: .'■'arah. 
May 2^, 1781. 

( \' ) Phineas, son of Robert (iri>wold 
Crane, was horn at llethlehem, Connecticut. 
October 10, 1777. He married. Jaiuiary 2ji. 
1800. Irene, daughter of (lideon and .Abigail 
Xichols. She died at Stratford, Connecticut, 
March 20, 1836. He was captain of the 
militia, and the latter ])art of his life deacon 
of the Congregational church. He died at 
Bethlehem. Connecticut. November 17, 1839, 
aged sixty-two. Chihlren : John N.. horn 
March 17. 1801 ; Fanny C, November 28, 
1802: Frederick C. January 8, 1805; Cath- 
arine, Deceml)er 3, 1806; Gideon, September 
24, 1808: Nancy. December 13, 1810, men- 
tioned beli>w : .\l)igail. .March (1, 1813: Marv 
A.. Decembei 2~. 1814: Phineas M., January 
28, i8if): Roiiert. Decemiier 27, 1820: .Nathan. 
December 5, i8j2. 

(\l) .Nancy, flaughter of Phineas Lrane. 
was born December i ^, 1810. She married. 
March 5, 1834, (.ilman F. Hill, of Bethle- 
hem, Connecticut (see Hill \"I). 

Ceorgc Clarke, immigrant an- 
C l.ARKF cestor. was liorn in England 

and came to this country in 
i()37 ill the company of Rev. John Davenport 
and his congregation from counties Kent and 
Surrev. near London. With him came three 

relatives, James, Jf»hn and George Clarke. 
.After about a year in Boston, the jiarty lo- 
cated at .New Haven, Connecticut, whence in 
1(139 they moved to Milford in that colony. 
-A tract of three acres, purchased for a com- 
mon, is still free from buildings and has iK-en 
in the possession of Clarke and his descend- 
ants to the present time. It is now owneil 
by David Nathaniel Clarke, mentioned be- 
low. The First Church of .Milford, of which 
George Clarke was a member, was e>tablishcd 
.\ugust 22, 1639, anri he was a deacon. Me 
became a man of wealth and prominence in 
the community. He was a carpenter and 
builder, as well as a farmer, and doubtless 
built many of the tirst houses in the town. 
He died in June, Kk^i. and his wife Mary 
also died at Milford. He was a <lepuly to the 
general court from Milford, Ch' 
Thomas, mentioned below. Sarah, (m 
John, .Abigail, l-'lizabeth, Reliecca and .\lai.\. 

(H) Thomas, son of George Clarke, was 
born in I'.oston in i'>37, died in Milford, Con- 
necticut, in 171'). He was a farmer and 
owned more land than any other man in Mil- 
ford. He married (first) in ifv>3, Hannah, 
daughter of William Giliiert. He marrie 1 
( seconil ) < irace, widow of .'^amuel Prudden. 
Children of first wife: Sarah. Samuel, Thom- 
as, mentioned below, lieorge, Joseph antl 

(HI) Thomas (2), son of Thomas (i) 
Clarke, was born at Milford, January 22. 
if)88. died there February \2. 1728. He was 
also a farmer. He marrieil. .November 22. 
1703. Martlia Clarke, of T'armington. ("hil- 
dren : .Martha, .\nn, Thomas, Keziah, Jona- 
than, Jared. mentioned below. 

(I\) Jared, son of Thomas (2) Clarke, 
was baptized at Milford, January 28, 1719. 
died there May 21, 1789. He followed farm- 
ing througii his active life. He married Mar- 
tlia Baldwin, baj)tized December 8, 1723. died 
l>elore 1770. Children, horn at .Milford: 
Davicl. dieil young: Enoch, Tlial, David, men- 
tioned below. Hial, Jerusha, .Abel and Martha. 

l\ ) David, son of Jared Clarke, was born 
in 1751, <licd in 1S31. He was a fanner in 
his native town. He was an active patriot 
and served in the revolutionary war. He was 
with General Washington on Long Island an<l 
many interesting incidents of his exjierience 
have been preserved by his descendants. 
When General Tryon attacked Danbury, Con- 
necticut, he. with Justin Wood, .Samuel (^recn 
anil irthers. proceeded to the path and from 
behind fences and trees shot and killed many 
British soldiers. Green was killed. David 
Clarke married .Aima Clarke, born in 1755, 
died in 1812, daughter of Isaac Clarke, of 




what is now the town of Orange, Connecti- 
cut, descendant of Dr. Samuel Andrew, one 
of the founders and the second president of 
Yale College and pastor for fifty-two years 
of the First Congregational Church of Mil- 
ford, and taught some of the college classes 
at his home in Milford. Children, born in 
Milford : David. Hannah, Martha, Nancy, 
David, mentioned below, John, Samuel, Hial, 
Elizabeth. Jerusha. Sarah A., Mary A. and 
Mabel ; the last three were by a second mar- 

(VI) David (2), son of David (i) Clarke, 
was born November 15, 1782, died January 
17, 1853. He was a farmer in Milford and 
prominent in public life. In politics he was 
a Whig and in religion a Congregationalist. 
He married, October 31, 1805, Mary Smith, 
born in Milford, November 2, 1784, died Feb- 
ruary II, 1857, daughter of Samuel Bryan 
Smith, a soldier in the revolution. Samuel 
B. Smith was with General Montgomery in 
the Quebec Expedition, and was at one time 
in command of a vessel which transported 
troops across the Great Lakes, and while 
there a vessel loaded with British officers and 
soldiers drifted ashore in the fog and were 
taken prisoners by the Americans. Children : 
I. ■Maria, born October 9. 1806; married Den- 
nis Beach, a carriage manufacturer of Alil- 
ford. 2. Louisa Ann, April 21, 1809, died 
unmarried. 3. Laurette, August 19, 181 1; 
married Isaac F. Stone, of Orange, a carriage 
maker and merchant, who died at Louisville, 
Kentucky. 4. Catherine Mary, October 29. 
1813; married, April 10, 1834, Elias Clark, 
a farmer of Milford; she died in 1901. 5. 
]\Iason S., November 11, 1815 ; a wholesale 
merchant in New Orleans, Louisiana. 6. 
Emily Susan, July 21. 1817; married Lemuel 
Powell, of Brooklyn. New York. 7. Julia 
Smith, September 29, 1819: married, July 13, 
1841, Harvey Beach. 8. David Nathaniel, 
mentioned below. 9. Samuel B.. February 19, 
1824: a wholesale merchant in New York 
City ; married. December 20, 1848, Sarah 
Barney Belcher, of Chickopee. 10. Charles 
William, September 19, 1827. 

(VII) David Nathaniel, son of David (2) 
Clarke, was born at Milford. October 8, 1821. 
He attended the public schools of his native 
town and a class taught by the minister of 
the Congregational church before the high 
school was established and he was one of 
the first pupils in the high school. He was 
for a number of years associated with his 
brother, Samuel B. Clarke, in commercial 
business in New York City. Samuel Bryan 
Clarke was afterward a law partner of United 
States Senator Elihu Root of New York. Re- 

turning to his native town. David Nathaniel 
Clarke devoted his attention to farming, in 
which he has since been engaged with abun- 
dant success. Some of his land has been in 
the possession of his family from the time of 
the first grant to his pioneer ancestor in 1639, 
or soon afterward. With his sons. Air. Clarke 
owns and cultivates some three hundred acres 
of land in Milford. He was formerly a mem- 
ber of Ansantawae Lodge, Ancient Free and 
Accepted Masons, of Milford. In politics he 
is a Republican, with a tendency to independ- 
ence. He has been selectman and assessor of 
the town and held other offices. He is a 
prominent member of the Congregational 
church, and was one of the first members of 
the local order of the Sons of Temperance. 
He has always been an earnest and zealous 
supporter of the cause of temperance. He 
was a soldier in the civil war. but after spend- 
ing some time in camp was discharged on 
account of ill health. He married, June 19, 

1854. Charlotte Ann, born October 23. 1826, 
daughter of Newton Piatt, of Milford. and 
sister of Lenora S. Piatt. She died October 
10, 1866. Her father, Newton Piatt, was 
born December 21, 1792, died February 24, 
1863 ; married. October 18. 1821. Anna Clarke, 
born November 24, 1799. died September 7, 
1863. Mr. Clarke married (second) October, 
1867, Lenora Sophia Piatt, sister of his first 
wife. Children of first wife: i. David Le- 
land, mentioned below. 2. Mary Ellen, born 
September 5, 1856 ; unmarried ; resides in 
Boston. 3. Elbert Newton, mentioned below. 
Children of second wife: 4. Charlotte Anna, 
born 1869 : married Frank E. Hine. a civil 
engineer, residing at Fishers Island. New 
York state ; children : Eleanor Clarke Hine, 
December 16, 1896: Donald Frank Hine. Jan- 
uary 26, 1899 ; \\'inifred Charlotte Hine, 
April 27, 1901 ; Esther Josephine Hine. April 
18. 1908. 5. \'incent Biddle. born August 8,. 
1880: graduate of Yale College in 1902; now 
city engineer of Ansonia, Connecticut. 6. 
Child, died in infancy. 

(\TII) David Lela'nd. son of David Nath- 
aniel Clarke, was born at Milford. March 20, 

1855. He attended the Milford public schools 
and the famous Russell Military School at 
New Haven. Connecticut. He then became 
associated with his father in the management 
of the farm at IMilford. He was for about 
thirty years associate editor of the Ansonia 
Sentinel, having charge of the Milford de- 
partment of that newspaper. He has been 
for many years a director of the IMilford Sav- 
ings Bank. In politics he is a Republican. 
He is clerk of the First Congregational 
Church and a prominent and active member. 

c:H^.i^,:.^<_ yh^ ^CL.'xVe^ 




lie married, Oclulicr ji). 1S84, iCmma J. Mun- 
son, at Milfonl, (laiii^littr of Edward I'reston 
and Mary Jane ( I'luinlj) Miins<in. Her 
nu»tlicr was born May 5. 183J, died August 
20. 1S82. Her {grandfather was Lewis Miin- 
son. They trace tlieir ancestry back to Cap- 
tain 'I'honias Mnn--i)n. who was one of the 
early settlers of New Haven and had an im- 
portant part in the life of the New Haven 
Colony. Children: David Andrew, fifth of 
the name in direct line, l)orn J'.me 24, 1S87; 
Emerson Leland, Aiitjnst 3, 1890; Mabel 
Agne.-. Au;,aist S, 1893. 

( \ HI ) Elbert Newton, son of David Nath- 
aniel Clarke, was born September 7, i860, at 
Milford. He was educated in the district 
school near his home and in the graded schools 
of .Milford. At the a-^e of eighteen he en- 
gaged in business with his father and brother 
under the firm name of D. .V. Clarke & Sons, 
farming and market gardening, and continued 
until 1894. Since then he has been a general 
contractor. His business includes the laying 
of concrete and cement walks and iniilding 
roai!s, making excavations and fillings. He 
also deals in lumber. He has a farm of 
twenty-five acres and leases other lands. In 
politics he is a Republican. He is a member 
of the Milford Driving .\ssociation and of 
.\rctic I'ire Com])any, No. i. He and his 
family are members of the First Congrega- 
tional Church and for five years he served 
on its standing committee. 

He married, February 18, 1885, Susie I. 
Smith. She is an active worker in the I'irst 
Congregational Cinirch, a former teacher in 
its Sunday school and meTuber of the Ladies' 
I'.enevoient I'nion. ."-^he is a charter member 
of Deborah Stowe Chainer. Daughters of the 
American Revolution. Children : Stanley 
Newton, Ixirn December 7, 1887: Mildred 
Leanora, June 19, 1891 : Florence Isabel, 
March 14. 1897; Marjorie Theresa. Septem- 
ber 18. 1898. 

The .Smith family settled in Milford in 
colonial days. The great-grandfather of 
Susie I. (Smith) Clarke, Isaac Smith, her 
grandfather. Nathan Smith, and her fatlier, 
E. Stiles Smith, were shoemakers. Her father 
married Maria Theresa I'latt, a native of Mil- 
ford, daughter of Jonah Piatt, granddaughter 
of I'isk Piatt. Her twin sister, Sailic T. 
Smith, born I-'ebruary 13, 1862, marrieil 
Charles S. Clarke, a seedsman of W'akeman. 
Ohio: her brother, b'rank W. Smith, of New- 
Haven, married Carrie \V. I'.eard. of .Milford. 
Through her mother's family, Mrs. Elbert N. 
Clarke descends in the tenth generation from 
William l-'owler. who came to Connecticut 
with Daven])ort and was one of the founders. 

.She was si.vth in <lescent from Captain John 
I'owlcr, who was commissioned by the gen- 
eral assembly, captain of the second company 
or train Kind of the .Second Regiment in the 
revolution, and he alM> serverl the town and 
coinitry by raising iriKips I'-' •''■ ■■■'•". "'il 
army. Mrs. Clarke is also •'' 
her mother's family from ' 
Pond and Sir Charles Hobby. • lie lalltr was 
an officer in the colonial wars and was one of 
the six .\merican> knighted at Windsor 
Castle in 1705. He wa- the ancestor of Mary 
Hobby, who married /achariah HuKlir.l 
their daughter, Mary Hubbard, marrie'' 
Pond anil were parents of Captain < 
Pond, the first ensign in CajUain i; :i:- 
Peret's company. Colonel Charles \\'ebb'- n ;^i- 
ment. at the siege of iJoston : commissioned 
as fir>t lieutenant, January 17, 177''): in com- 
mand of the war vessel "Schuyler" which 
captured the P.ritish ship "Crawford" and a 
sloop: he ca[itnred three prizes in 1776 and 
rcca])tured various .American vessels and 
stores taken at Long Islaml: was in tlie battle 
of White Plains; crossed the Delaware with 
Washington in December, 1777. and was in 
the battle of Princeton : was commissioned 
captain. January 1, 1777, resigning .\pril 20, 
1779, to take command of the war vessel 
"New Defense," which was taken by the P.rit- 
ish after an engagement, and he was confined 
in the jirison shiji "Jersey," but soon after- 
ward exchanged : was a member of the So- 
ciety of Cincinnati: married Martha Miles; 
their daughter Sally married William Herpin 
l-'owler. and their daughter, Sarah Fowler, 
married Jonah' Piatt, maternal grandfather of 
Mrs. Clarke, mentioned above. 

fll) Ensign George, son of 
CL.\RK Deacon deorge Clarke (q. v.) 
(as he spelled the name), was 
born in Milford. in i'>47. died there July 19, 
1734. He married Delxirah Gold. He was 
one of tho-.e who negotiated for the jmrchase 
from the Indians, February 29. 1700. of the 
land on which the Clark family still resides. 
Mr. David Clark now lives on the homestead, 
and opposite his house is a stone on which he 
has inscriiied the names of all the owMiers. 

(HI) Captain Nathan, son of F"-i"" 
George Clark married .Abigail N' 
descendant of Rev. Roger Newton, first 1 
of the church in Farmington and second pas- 
tor in Milford. succeeding Rev. Peter Pnidden. 
(I\') Nathan (2"). S(mi of Captain Nathan 
( I ) Clark, was born .\u'.:ust, I74'>. died July 
12, 1819. He married .Mabel Treat, lKirn 1753, 
ilied July i, 1828, descendant of Governor 
Robert Treat. 



(V) Nathaniel, son of Nathan (2) Clark, 
it is belie\-ed, was born in ^lilford, Connecti- 

(\T) Nehemiah, son of Nathaniel Clark, 
was born November 24, 1783. He settled in 
Salisbury, formerly Milford, Connecticut, died 
there June 2, 1871. He was a farmer and 
miller and owned much land. He married 
Polly Walton, born 1787, died April 20, 1837. 
Children: Delia M., born December 25, 1810; 
Nathaniel W., February 19, 18 14, died May 
31, 1883; George Baldwin, mentioned below: 
Henry A., June 19, 1819, died December 9, 
1872;' Mary, May 24, 1822, died March 25, 
1888 : Andrew, June 26, 1828, drowned June 
14, 1842: Sarah, November 28, 1829, died 
July 24, 1875. 

(VH). George Baldwin, son of Nehemiah 
Clark, was born in Salisbury, March 6, 181 7, 
died March 26, 1895. He was a farmer, liv- 
ing in the south part of the town, and owned 
much real estate there. In politics he was a 
Democrat and served the town as selectman. 
He represented the town in the general as- 
sembly. He married (first) December 30, 
1845, Betsey A. Hamlin, of Sharon, Connec- 
ticut, born November 5, 1824, died November 
27, 1853, daughter of Benjamin and Betsey 
Hamlin. He married (second) November 22, 
1866, Jane, born at Salisbury, I\Iarch 18, 1834, 
now living in Salisbury, daughter of James 
and Jane (Heath) Landon, and granddaugh- 
ter of Ashbel and Loraine ( Chapman ) Lan- 
don. Children of first wife: George H., men- 
tioned below : Ambrose R., born September 
19, 1853, died May 11, 1880. Child of second 
wife : Jennie L., born October 20, 1868, lives 
with her mother in Salisbury. 

(VIII) George Hamlin, son of George 
Baldwin Clark, was born in Salisbury, Con- 
necticut, April 2, 1847. He was educated in 
the district schools of his native town and at 
the Rogers School for Boys at New Milford, 
Connecticut. He worked with his father on 
the farm until after he was twenty-one years 
old. In 1875 he came to the village of Salis- 
bury to take a position as clerk in the store 
of his brother, Ambrose R. Clark, general 
merchant. In 1876 he bought the business, 
and since then has been a merchant of promi- 
nence in this section. He owns two stores in 
Salisbury, a dry goods store and a general 
store, carrying also hardware and tools, in 
addition to dry goods and groceries. He also 
has a half interest in a drug store in that 
village. He is associated with Judge Donald 
T. Warner in agricultural business. He is 
president of the Cutlery and Handle Company, 
in Salisbury. In politics he is a Democrat, 
and has been town clerk and tov.n treasurer 

fur about twenty-five years. He has repre- 
sented the town for three terms in the gen- 
eral assembly. He was state senator in 1902- 
03. He is a member of Salisbury Lodge, No. 
56, Knights of Pythias, and has been its 
treasurer from the time of organization. He 
is treasurer of the Men's Club, Salisbury, and 
has been from the first. He is a prominent 
member and a vestryman of the Protestant 
Episcopal church. He married, October 25, 
1882, Mary E. Ball, of Salisbury, daughter of 
Robert and Elizabeth (Stiles) Ball. They 
have no children. 

Lieutenant ^^'illiam Clarke, im- 
CLARK migrant ancestor, was born in 
Dorsetshire, England, in 1609. 
Family tradition says that he came to New 
England in the ship "Mary and John," leav- 
ing Plymouth, England, March 30, 1630. His 
name also appears in the list of passengers in 
the "]\Iary and John" which sailed from Lon- 
don, March 24, 1633. He settled at Dorches- 
ter before 1635, where he was a prominent 
citizen, selectman, 1646-50. In 1653 he was 
one of the petitioners to settle in Northamp- 
ton, and he removed there in 1659. His wife 
rode on horseback with two baskets or pan- 
niers slung across the horse, carrying a boy 
in each basket and one on her lap, her hus- 
band, fifty years old, preceding on foot. He 
was granted twelve acres on the west side of 
what is now Elm street, bordering on Mill 
river, and comprising to-day the north half 
of the campus of Smith College. He built a 
log house where he lived until 1681, when it 
was burned, being set on fire by a negro. Jack, 
a servant of Samuel Wolcott, who took a 
brand of fire from the hearth and swung it 
up and down to "find victuals." The new 
house built in its place remained standing 
until 1826. Lieutenant Clarke organized in 
1661 a train band of sixty men, which he com- 
manded in King Philip's war. He served as 
selectman twenty years, and was also judge of 
the county court. He died at Northampton, 
July 18, 1690, and in 1884 a monument was 
erected to his memory bv his descendants. 
The old gravestone is still preserved. He 
married (first) Sarah (?), who died Septem- 
ber 16, 1675; (second) November 15, 1676, 
Sarah Cooper, who died May 6, 1688. Chil- 
dren: Sarah, born 1638: Jonathan, 1639; 
Nathaniel, 1642: Experience, 1643; Increase, 
1646: Rebecca, 1648; John, 1651 ; Samuel, 
1653: William, 163^1, mentioned below; Sarah, 

(II) Ca|)tain William Clarke, son of Lieu- 
tenant William Clarke, was born in Dorches- 
ter, July 3, i65(:). He removed from North- 



.'iinptiin. wluTf Ik- had mmc witli Ins parents, 
to l.ebainn, L tmnccticnt. and was one i>f tlic 
])iirchasers i>( what was known as the Llarke 
and Dewey juirchase, in the northern part of 
the town, lie was one of the orii^inal pro- 
1 rietorv of the town and was the first repre- 
M-niative from the town to the f^eneral court, 
in 1705. serving; l'>r thirteen years. lli- was 
a selectman sixteen years, and town clerk 
twenty-tive years, 1700-1725. He was cap- 
tain of militia, serving in the Indian wars, 
lie married (tirst). at .\'orthami)toii. July 15, 
l(>So, Hannah Stronj;. who died J.iiui.iry 31, 
1694, dan^rhter of KIder John ami Ahitjail 
(Ford) Stront;. He m.irried (second) i»ir>4. 
M.nry Smith, who died Ai)ril 23, 174S. Ik- 
died at I.ehanon. May 21). 1725. Children: 
Hannah. Iiorn iTtSj; Ahitrail. I'lS^: William. 
1685: Jonathan, i(i8.S, mentioned helow : 
Thomas. ii^)o: Joseph, ifxji ; I'.cnoni, i(>93,". 
Timothy, ifH)-, : ricrshoni, 1607. 

(HI) Jonathan, son of Captain William 
Clarke, was Ixirn at N'orthampton. May 13, 
i(^i8S. died at Lebanon, January 12, 1744. He 
wa'- a farmer there, ami marrieil, January f\ 

1714, H.innah Smalley. He hatl a son Jona- 
than, mentioned liclow. 

( I\' ) Jonathan (2), son of Jonathan (\\ 
Clarke, was horn at Lebanon, Xovcmber i. 

1715. died there in 1800. He was a farmer 
.•md selectTnan of the town in 1757. He in- 
herited a lar^e estate, which he sold, and lost 
his fortune throuijh the depreciation of cur- 
rency ihiriuL; the revolution. He married. 
January \f\ 17.^5. Mercy Dewey. br>rti .\pril 
I. 1714. in Lebanon, <Iau,i,diter of William and 
Mercy ( r.a.t,dey ) Dewey. Children: Hannah, 
horn 1735: Jonathan, 1737. nientiDued below: 
Dan. 1741 : Mercy, 1745: David. 1748: ( iideon 
( r) : Zerviah. 1751 : Lemuel. 1753: Cicrshom, 

(\) Jonathan (3) Clark (as he spelled the 
name"), son of Jonathan (2) Clarke, was born 
;it Lebanon, .\pril 20. 1737. died there Sep- 
tember 28. 1772. He married. March 20. 
I75''>, Dorothy, dausjbter of dideon ami Re- 
becca (^Ordawa\) limit. Children: (iideon, 
Ixirn 1750. mentioned l>elow: Olive. I7ri2 (see 
Lebanon Town Records. Old liook, p. 3''>8). 

(\'I) Captain (iideon Clark, son of Jona- 
than (31 Clark, was born in Lebanon, .\pril 
i^'. 1750. died January 2, 1835. in Columbia. 
Connecticut, formerly a part of Lebanon. He 
was a farmer and succeeded to the farm of bis 
wife's father at Lebanon. He was a soldier 
in the revolution, and in 1832 wa> a iiensioner 
liviny; in Tolland county. Connecticut (Cmin. 
Rev. RolL. p. r>;(i). He married. April to. 
I7<*^7. Icmima Xewcomb. born (~)ctolier 24, 
I75ri. daui;bter of I'eter (5); Hezckiah (4): 

.Simon (3); Lieutenant .\n<Irew ( 2 ): Captain 
.Andrew .Newcomb ( i i. Her mother was 
Hannah, dai-^liter of Richard and Marv Knf;- 
lish, formerly <>{ liriMol, Rhode Island. She 
was born in Lebanon. .September n>. 1722. 
Her t;ran<hnothcr was Jenisha (Itradfonl) 
Newcomb, (laughter of Thomas (31: .Major 
William (2); ( iovernor William Itrailiord 
( I ». of the ".Mayllower" and "I'lymonth." 
Children: Dorothy, Ixirn October 3, 1788; 
Cliester, .Xjiril j(>. ijiin; ( )rren. January 28, 
1702; Hannah. Sejitember 7, I7'i3; Lucy. .\u- 
fftist 28, 17(^3 : Charles, mentioned Ik-Iow. 

(\II) Charles, son nl Captain ( iide<in 
Clark, was lK>rn in Lebanon, now Columbia, 
September 30, 1707, ilie<l in Lnticid, April 3, 
1807. He married, in Lnfield. Jtmc 21, 1832, 
Dorothy, daii'^diter of Captain John Kinij 1 3 I ; 
Joel (4); Itenjamin (3): j'.enjamin (2): 
James ( r ). of Suffield, Connecticut. She was 
born in b'ufield, bebruary 24, 1814, died in 
Melrose, .Xui^u-t 11. 18S7. Her mother was 
.Mice I'.utton. of jlntield. Children: .Maln-I. 
born 1831, marrieil Joseph .Xhlwit Thompson, 
of Melrose. 1838: .Mmira Kini;. 1835, mar- 
ried John van l!euran C"i Mimes, of Lonn- 
mcailow, .Massachu-^etts. i8^S; Charles Wal- 
lace, 1830. marrie<l Helen Ksthcr Gark, of 
Lnfield. 18(13: .Mahlon Xewconib, mentioned 

(\'III) Mahlon Newcomb, son of Charles 
Clark, was born in Lnfield, .^eptemlKr 20, 
184(1. died at Hartford. November 14, 1004. 
He married, at Hartford. .September 20, 1800, 
.Marv .Mice, ilaut^hter of Hiram Haven (7). 
of Shrewsbury, .Massachusetts, and Hartford, 
Connecticut: Moses (Ci): Lemuel (31; Moses 
(4): Joseph (31: Mo-es (2): Richard (i), 
of Lyim, Massachusetts. She was born in 
Hartford. December 12, 1849. Her mother 
was .Adeline Olivia I^imhert, lv)rn March 12, 
1818. parents unknown. .She was possibly the 
niece of William Lambert, who appears in 
Iioston abfiut that time, for she used to spc.ik 
of an I'nde William, who lived in I'.ovton 
when she was a chibl. Mahlon Newcomb 
Clark was connected with the l'hoeni\ Insur- 
ance (."ompany, of Hartford. Connecticut, as 
chief clerk and ca-hier. for aUmt thirty-three 
years and until the time of his death. Chil- 
dren: Charles Mahlon. I)orn Jime 21, 1870. 
died April 17. 1872: Walter Haven, men- 
tioned below. 

(IX) Walter Haven, son of Afahlon New- 
comb Clark, was horn at Hartford. January 
20. 1872. He attended the ptdilic scluxils and 
1,'raduated from the Hartford high school in 
the class of 1802. He entered Vale CnllcKe, 
from which he was graduated in |8«K>. and 
studied his profession in the Yale I-aw .School. 



where he received his degree with the class 
of 1899. He was admitted to the Hartford 
county bar in 1898. After his graduation he 
formed a partnership with Judge WiUiam A. 
Arnold, of Willimantic, under the firm name 
of Clark & Arnold, with offices in the First 
National Bank Building, 50 State street, 
Hartford, and has continued in general prac- 
tice in this firm to the present time. He was 
president of the common council board of 
Hartford in 1902 and represented Hartford 
in the general assembly in 1905. In 1903 he 
was appointed associate judge of the Hart- 
ford police court, and since January i, 1908, 
has been judge of this court, being appointed 
by Governor Woodruff, succeeding Judge 
Garvan. Judge Clark is a member of the 
prudential committee of the Farmington Ave- 
nue Congregational Church of Hartford. He 
married, June 26, 1902, Julia Ellen Gilman, 
of Hartford, daughter of Judge George S. and 
Ellen (Hills) Gilman. J\Irs. Clark is a grad- 
uate of Smith College, class of 1896. They 
have one child, Eleanor Mary, born March 
6, 1904. 

Thomas Clark, immigrant ances- 
CLARK tor, was born in England, 1599, 

and first appeared in this country 
as a settler in July, 1623, when he arrived at 
Plymouth in the "Anne," in a company of 
forty-two adult passengers, besides children. 
He brought with him considerable property, 
especially cattle, and had land allotted to him 
near Eel River, now Chiltonville. There is a 
general tradition among the descendants of 
the Pilgrims, and particularly among the de- 
scendants of Thomas Clark, that he was the 
Thomas Clark who was one of the mates of 
the "Mayflower," and gave his name to Clark's 
island, of which he took possession, December 
8, 1620. This tradition, however, has never 
been verified. In 1627 he was the only per- 
son of that name in Plymouth Colony. In 
documents of the period he is called variously 
a carpenter, yeoman, merchant or gentleman. 
In 1633 he took the freeman's oath, and in 
1637 headed the list of volunteers to act 
against the Pequot Indians, being then men- 
tioned as of Eel River. In 1640 he is in- 
cluded in the list of fifty-eight "purchasers 
or old comers" in Plymouth. In 1641-43-44- 
45-46-47 he was constable and surveyor of 
highways. In 1643 be was in the list of the 
men of the colony able to bear arms. In 165 1 
and 1655 he was representative to the general 
court, and was at one time employed to audit 
the accounts of the colony. Between 1655 
and 1660 he removed to Boston, where he 
lived in the vicinity of Scotto's Lane. His son' 

Andrew married Mehitable, daughter of 
Thomas Scotto, and Thomas Clark gave him 
a house in that region. When the son An- 
drew removed to Harwich Thomas Clark ap- 
pears to have followed him, and the two 
were among the earliest proprietors of that 
town. In his latter days he lived with his 
daughter, Susanna Lothrop, at Barnstable. 
From 1654 to 1697 he was a deacon of the 
Plymouth church. He married (first), about 
1634, Susan or Susanna, daughter of widow 
Mary Ring, of Plymouth. All his children 
were probably of this marriage. He married 
(second) Mrs. Alice Nichols, daughter of 
Richard Hallett, in Boston, 1664. He died in 
Plymouth, March 24, 1697, and was buried on 
the summit of Burying Hill, where his grave- 
stone is still to be seen. Children (dates of 
birth conjectural) : Andrew, 1635 ; James, 
1637; ^^'illiam, 1639: Susanna, 1641 : Nath- 
aniel, 1643; John, 1645 oi" 1651. 

ill) Andrew, son of Thomas Clark, was 
born in 1635, and when a young man removed 
to Boston, where his name is found in the 
tax lists for 1674. He was in the shoe busi- 
ness, and lived in Scotto's Lane, where his 
father bought him a house. He was assistant 
counsellor, and several times representative 
to the general court. He removed to Har- 
wich, of which he was one of the original pro- 
prietors, in 1694. He married, 1671, in Bos- 
ton, Mehitable, daughter of Thomas and Joan 
(Sanford) Scotto, baptized February 11, 
1649. The family of Scotto was of some note 
in the early history of Boston. They are said 
to trace back to the year 1120, and the name 
was originally Scot-howe, which signified a 
portion of the hillside. In the early records 
it is variously written Scotto, Scottoe, Scottow 
and Scottoa. They came from Norwich, Nor- 
folk county, England, and were cabinet-mak- 
ers by trade. The immigrant ancestors con- 
sisted of a widow, Thomasine Scotto, and 
her two'sons, Thomas, born 1612, and Joshua, 
1 61 5. She was admitted to the First Church 
in 1634 and the sons in 1639. In the "Book 
of Possessions" Thomas Scotto is put down 
as the owner of a house afid garden in School 
street, four acres of land at Muddy River 
(Brookline), and a marsh at the same place. 
The property on School street descended to 
his great-great-grandson. Dr. Samuel Clark, 
and remained in the family until 1825, when 
Dr. Clark sold it to the city, and it now forms 
a part of City Hall Square. Thomas Scotto 
was overseer of graves, gates and fences in 
1644, and in Town Records, February. 1646, 
appears the following: "Thomas Scotto to 
see yt ye graves be digged five foot deep." 
He died in 1661. His brother, Joshua, was 



one 1)1 tlic toiin(lcr> til llic .->Miuh i imicli. 1662. 
In UfSy he was, by commission from James 
II., chief justice of the court of common pleas 
for the province of Maine. He was the author 
of two tracts, "Old Men's Tears," ])rintc(l in 
1691, and "Planting of the Massachusetts 
Colony, 1694." llis house was in Sudbury 
street, and he died January 20, i(x)S. aged 
eigiily-tiiree. .Andrew Clark ilied in Har- 
wich, in 1706. Children of .\ndrew Clark: 
Thomas, born July 10, 1672; Susanna, March 
12, 1^)74: Andrew, 1678; Scotto, 1680 (men- 
tioned below): Nathaniel, if'^Sj; Mchitable, 
December 8. 1686. 

(Ilh Scotto, son of .\ndrew Clark, was 
born in Harwich, 1680, married, 17CXJ, Mary 

. Me is styled in deed>, ".Scotto Clark, 

miller." Chiblren: .\ndrew, lM>rn December 
1. 1707: Scotto, November 8, 1709 (mentioned 
below): Mary, .\pril 7. 1712; Josc])h and 
lienjamin (twins), January 8, 1714; I.ytlia, 
1717: Nathaniel. June 19, 1710: Sarah, 1721 ; 
Ebenezer, June 3, 1723: Seth, June 19, 1726. 

(I\) Scotto (2), son of Scotto (i) Clark, 
wa> liorn November 8. 1709, married. March 
22, 1733. Thankful Crosby, born February 7, 
1714. (lied December 17, 1802. He died .\u- 
gust 31, 1795. He was a master mariner, and 
nine of his eleven sons were whalemen. One 
of them was killed by a whale, in sight of his 
father, who commanded the Iwat. Children, 
born in Harwich: Elisha. May 14, 1734; 
Reuben, .\ugust i. 1735: TuUy. November 30, 
1736, killed by a whale: Mark, born May 3, 
1738: William. January 14. 1740: Mercy. .\u- 
gust 9, 1741 ; P.arnabas, March 9, 1743: Scotto, 
September 22. 1745: James. January 6, 1747; 
.\bigail, September 7, 1748: Roland. Febru- 
ary iR. 1730: Joshua, December 4, 1732: Fes- 
senden. October 8. 1734: Thankful, October 

22, J757- 

(V") Elisha. son of Scotto (2") Clark, was 
born May 14, 1734. at Harwich, married, 
February 14. 1760, Hannah Hopkins, l)orn 
March 28, 1733. He settled in Conway, Mas- 
sachusetts, in 1774. and died there. Septem- 
ber 0, 181 I. His wife died October 22. 1813. 
Children, all but the last two born in Har- 
wich: Judah. November 22. 1760: Mercy, 
.April 24, 1/62: Hannah. November 20. 1763; 
Elisha. .August 29. 1763: Scotto, July 14, 
1767: Oliver. July 3, 1769: Tabitha, Novem- 
ber I. 1771: Thomas. November 16. 1774: 
Thankful. September 7. 1776. 

(\ I") Judah. son of Elisha Clark, was born 
November 22. 1760. married. October 12, 
1788, .Abigail Freeman, born July 28, 1768, 
died October 10. 1S33. Judah was a soldier 
of prominence in the revoIuticDn. His name 
appears in a descriptive list of men raised ti 

remlonr iin- i, oninKi ■ 
for the term of si.x 1 
resolve dated June 5. 17" . 
as receive<l by Justin I'.ly, 
I'.rii;r»dier Oiierrtl < ilnrer, at 

<>. Ik w. 

• four inch. 

company 1 

at C'amp '1 ■ 

charged Deninbci 23 i«ill>i\\inn. lie li.iu 1 

been in the service in (":ipt:un l-'li l'.irk'> 

pany. Colonel Leoiii 

1 lampshire county, in 

I'omeroy's company. 

regiment, in New \i<\ . 

in Captain Elijah Dv\ i 

I-!li<lia Porter's regiment, 111 1779. an»l l.iti; in 

Cajuain .Abel Dinsmoor's companv. Colond 

Pt>rter's regiment, in 1779. at N^ ' 

Connecticut. He died .Ma\ i';, 1^ 

way. Children. Ix^rn in Conwa\ 

September 1 1, 1789; Hannah, October 4 

diefl October 31, 1790: Freeman, Ixirn N- 

ber 28, 1791. "lied February 23, 1702. I'.'U, 

born October 30, 1792. died .November 14, 

1702: .Abigail, born October 3. 1793, die' ' •■ 

uary 21, 1794: Freeman, Ixirn .May 2j^. 

Henry, February 26, 1797: Edmund, J i 

27. 1799; William. May 9, 1801 : A' 

.April 28. 1803, died September 2. 1803 : 

low. torn .August 29, 1804 (mentioned he 


(\TI) W'inslow, son of Judah Clark, was 
born .August 29, 1804, married. June 3. 1830, 
llet.sey L. P.ardwell. born .April 2. 1810. He 
was a farmer and fuller by i:)ccupatir>n and 
lived in Shelburne. Massachusetts. He tlicd 
there, November 12. 1881. Children, born in 
Shelburne: i. William Henry, .Augusts. 1831. 
2. Joel Itardwell, September 14, 1833. 3. .Abi- 
gail Freeman, January 2^. 1838. married 
Daviil Hunter, of Greenfield, Massachii^cffs. 
deceased. 4. Judah Winslow, born Mar. • , 
1843 (mentioned below). 5. Lydia Ni 
October 14. 1843. married Charles Purin^;-ii. 
6. r.etsey Slaria, Iwrn Deceinl)cr 3. 1853, lives 
in Cireenfield. 

(\III) Judah Winslow, son of Winslow 
Clark, was born March 29, 1843. in Shelburne. 
died in Terryville. Connecticut. February 3, 
i8<)6. He was educated in Shelburne .Acad- 
emy, but left the town at the age of twenty- 
one years and went to Terryville. where he 
became identified with the .Andrew Terry Com- 
pany, inanufacturers of malleable iron. He 
afterwards became superintendent and held 
the position f'lr many years. He was then 
made director, and alxiut i8.S<) secretary and 
treasurer, whicli (wisition be held until his 


death He was a trustee of the Bristol Sav- 
ings Bank and took an interest in the schools 
of the town of Terr_vville. In religion he was 
a Congregationalist. He married, May 5, 

1868, Eliza Augusta, daughter of Alexander 
and Lydia (Gaylord) Pond (see Pond VI). 
She was born in Plymouth, Connecticut. June 
19, 1845. Children: i. IMaljel. ^larch 31, 

1869. 2. George Clififord, .\ugust 21, 1872, 
mentioned below. 

(IX) George Clifford Clark, son of Judah 
Winslow Clark, was born in Terryville, Au- 
gust 21, 1872. He was educated in the 
schools of his native town, in the Hartford 
High School and the Sheffield Scientific 
School, Yale University, from which he grad- 
uated in 1893. He then entered the Andrew 
Terry Company's plant, and has been identi- 
fied with it ever since. In i8g6 he was made 
secretary and in 1898 secretary and treasurer. 
He was one of the organizers of the Terry- 
ville Savings Bank, and was made its first 
president, which position he still holds. He is 
also a director of the bank, and of the An- 
drew Terry Company. He has been a mem- 
ber of the Republican town committee for 
many years, and is at present its chairman. 
He is also a member of the Connecticut Sons 
of the .American Revolution, and of the Con- 
ffresational church. He is unmarried. 

The Wilcox family is of Saxon 
\\TLCOX origin and was seated at Bury 

St. Edmunds, county Suffolk, 
England, before the Norman Conquest. Sir 
John Dugdale, in the visitation of the county 
of Suffolk, mentioned fifteen generations of 
the family previous to the year 1600. This 
traces the lineage back to the year 1200, when 
the surname came into use as an inherited 
family name. On old records the spellings 
Wilcox, Wilcockson, Wilcoxon and Wilcox 
are used interchangeably. 

( I ) John Wilcox lived in Hartford, Con- 
necticut, and was chosen surveyor in 1643-44; 
he served as selectman in 1650. He died in 
1 65 1 : his will was dated July 24, 1651, and 
he was probably buried in the Center Church 
burying ground in Hartford. His wife died 
about 1668. Children : John, mentioned be- 
low ; Sarah, married John Bidwell ani settled 
in Middletown : .\nn, born about 1616, mar- 
ried John Hall, Jr., and settled in Middletown. 

(II) John (2). son of John (i) Wilcox, 
was born in England and came to Hartford- 
with his father. He removed to Middletown 
Upper Houses, where he died May 24, 1676. 
He had agreed to settle in Middletown, but 
failing: to do so promptly, the general court 
in 1653 voted to compel him to occupy his 

grant or find a substitute. On March 10, 
1657, he bought the homesteads of Joseph 
Smith and Matthias Treat, and afterwards 
sold them to his cousin, Samuel Hall. In 1659 
he was on the committee on roads, and June 
30, 1660. he was granted lands at Wongunk. 
It has been claimed that he removed to Dor- 
chester for a few years. He purchased land 
and built a house, before November i, 1665, 
on land later occupied by the Beaumont-IIan- 
mer House. He married (first) September 
17, 1646, Sarah Wadsworth, who died 1649, 
daughter of W'illiam Wadsw'orth. He mar- 
ried (second) January 18, 1650, Catherine, 
daughter of Thomas Stoughton, of Windsor, 
who built the stone house or fort. He mar- 
ried (third) Mary, widow of Joseph Farns- 

worth and Long. She died in 1671 

and he married (fourth) Esther, born May,. 
1650, died May 2, 1733, daughter of William 
Cornwall. Sh& married (second) John Stow, 
of Middletown. Child of first wife : Sarah, 
born October 3, 1648, died December 3, 1727. 
Children of second wife : John, born October 
29, 1650. died young; Thomas, died young; 
Mary. November 13. 1654, died young; Israel, 
June 19, 1656, mentioned below ; Samuel, No- 
vember 9, 1658. Children of fourth wife: 
Ephraim, July 9. 1672; Esther, December 9, 
1673; Mercy, March 9, 1675-76. 

(Ill) Israel, son of John (2) Wilcox, was 
born in Middletown, June 19, 1656, died De- 
cember 20, 1689. He married. March 26, 
1678, Sarah Savage, born July 30, 1657, died 
February 8, 1724, daughter of John Savage. 
Children: Israel, born January 16, 1680; 
John, July, 1682 ; Samuel, September 26, 
1685, mentioned below; Thomas, July, 1687; 
Sarah, November 30, 1689. 

(I\') Samuel, son of Israel Wilcox, was 
born in East Berlin, September 26, 1685, died 
January 19, 1727. He married, March 3, 
1714-15, Hannah, daughter of John Sage. She 
married (second) Malachi Lewis, and died 
.April, 1737. Samuel had four children, of 
whom one was Daniel, mentioned below. 

(V) Daniel, son of Samuel Wilcox, was 
born in East Berlin, December 31, 171 5. He 
was a large landholder, and gave each of his 
children a farm. He also laid out sixty rods 
for a burying ground, now known as the Wil- 
cox cemetery, in the village of East Berlin. 
He died July 29, 1789, of apoplexy. On his 
gravestone is the following: "He was the 
Father of 13 children, 62 grand children & 
?i3 great grand children. 

"I grve ihis ground 
I'm laid here fir,st 
Soon my remains 
Will turn to dust. 



My wife and progeny arniuid 
Conu' sli'cp with nic 
In this culd ground". 

lie married, March 16, 1737, Sarah White, 
burn April 22, 1716. died June 28, 1807, 
(laiif^hter of Daniel White and a descendant 
of John White, the iniinij;rant ance-^tor. 
throuf^h Daniel (4), Daniel (3). Nathaniel 
(2). The inscri])tion on her gravestone >ays : 
"She was the mother of 13 children, 70 i;rand 
children, 191 j,'reat j^raiul children. iS -reat 
j^reat j,'ran<l children, total 2t)j 

"Beneath thi^ stone 

My dusi it Mes, 
Till the last trumpet 

Shakes the Skies. 
Children and friends, 

I warn you all 
Lerisi suddenly 

Your Judge Should call." 

Children: I^ois, born June 14, 1738, dieil .\u- 
},'iist 18, 18415: Sarah, December 31. I73i>: 
Daniel, November 17, 1741, "died in \c camp 
at Ro.xbnry" : David. Sei)tember 24. 1743, 
ilied ( )ctober 1, I7()j, "at the Havannah." a 
])risoner of war; llepzibah, January 31, 1745. 
died 1821 : Stci'hen. October 19, ij^f*, tlied 
December 31. 1843: >ervcd in the revohition ; 
lluldah. May 24. 1748: Josiah. May 31. 1750; 
< )Iive. ( )ctober lU, 175 1 : Samuel. September 
12, 1753. mentioned below: Isaac. .\u!.;ust 14. 
1755. died mnnarried, .Xciveinber 2j^, 1773. 
serve<l in the revoluiion : Jacob, June 21, 1758, 
died March 15, 1841. in the revolution: Pa- 
tience, Jainiary 4. ijito. died Scjjteniber 2, 

( \'l I Samuel (2), son of Daniel Wilcox, 
was born September 12, 1753. in Rast Merlin, 
died .March 12, 1832. He lived in what was 
known as the Heald house. He married 
(first) May 28, 1778, in Middletown. Phebe. 
born May 2i<. 1739. died March 9. 1796. 
daut^hter of Richard Dowtl. He married 
(second) .^arah. born I'ebruary 17. 1757. died 
February 2U. i82(). dautjliter of Rlisha Sav- 
age, who was in the revolution. Elisha was 
son of William (3). son of William (2). son 
of John Savage, the iminiirrant. He married 
(third) Rebecca, born December 12. 1762, 
died May, 1844. sister to Sarah Savage. Chil- 
dren : Ricbarcl. born (October 24, 1780, died 
Se]>tember 3. 1839: Pienjamin. June 2y, 1782. 
mentioned below: Daniel. Jinie 2~. 1783; Syl- 
vester, .\i)ril 20, 1788, died July 23. 1834. 

(\'I1) P.enjamin. son of Samuel (2) Wil- 
cox, was bi>rn June 2~. 1782. in F-last Iterlin. 
died May 10. 1843. He and Shubael Pat- 
terson were the first to utilize the waters of 
the Mattabcsit or Sebethe river for manu- 
facturing purjioses. They erecteil in what is 
now Fast I'.erlin a mill for spimiing cotton 

yarn to b* put out to women to Ik; woven ^v 

them vn hand linnns. This property pa 

the Rovs & Wilcox Companv. tlu-n 

Peck. .Stow& Wilcv ■ 

ried ( first 1 I'ebruary - 

l.orn June 25. 1787, 

daughter of Selah Sa\ 

of I'.unkcr Hill, and I 

age, ICIi^ha Savage (41, iici; 

lition : William 1 3 1 : W illiin 

age, the iinmigranl. He hi.uik.i • • 

Hep/ibah Wilo.x ( lalpin. C'hililren: 

porter, born January 17, 1808. died beb: 

17. 1832; .Samuel Curtis. DecemlMrr 11, i«n. 

mentioned below : F.dward. .\pril 22, 1815. 

(\IH) -Samuel Curtis, son of ISeni.iiiiii 
Wilcox, ua- Iwirn in F.a>t I'.erlin, Dec. 
II. 181 1. <lied September 21. |8».. II. 
brought up on his father's farm, ati 
school at P.allston Sj a. .New York, and 1 1 
-chool for several years. He returne<l t" r. 1 
lin and established a general store. IK- i\.r. 
eled south by team and established a sjnular 
store at Washington, .North Carolina, on- 
ducting these for many years. He then es- 
tablished a tinware factory under the firm 
name of Carpenter, Lamb & Wilcox. The 
factory was located on land now owned by 
the Wilcox family and rented to H. H. 

Damon, the original buildiir. • ' '• Mr 

Wilcox having since been ri Mr 

Damon. It was the first tr ry in 

the L'nited .States atid started wiili thirty 
hands. The firm quickly developed a wide 
atid jirofitable trade, esix-cially through the 
southern states. .Ml kinds of tinware were 
tnaiuil'actured, and the business was continued 
for fifteen years. In 1843 .Mr. Wilci>\ estab- 
lished at East Merlin a small manufactory lor 
tinmen's tools and tnachines. atui from this 
nucleus there came the widely known firm of 
the Peck, Stow & Wilcox Company. The lat- 
ter was establisheil in 1870. on the consolida- 
tion of eight similar factories, seven iti Con- 
necticut, and one in Cleveland, Ohiti, and etn- 
ploys several thotisand hands, with a capital 
of Si. 300.000. Mr. Wilcox was vice-president 
of this company until his death. When the 
Corrugated .Metal IJmipany of I ■ • i-'"- 
was in financial straits. Mr. Wil< 
the resctie. Through his advice, : 
struction was added to its scope, and in 1871 
the Ilerfin Iron I'ridge Company came into 
existence, with Mr. Wilcox as president. He 
retained the office until his deatlt. and through 
his excellent judgment ami business ability 
the struggling business was transforine<l into 
one of P.erlin's proinlest industries. It is one 
of the largest and most prosperous com|)anies 
of its kind in the United States, employing 



nearly a thousand men, and steadily growing 
in influence and trade. To this business he 
devoted most of his attention and- to his efforts 
it owes its prosperity. It is to-day one of 
the most prominent bridge firms in the world, 
and has constructed some of the finest engin- 
eering structures in both the old and new 
continents. Among its contracts was a build- 
ing in Berlin, Germany, which cost $50,000, 
and the machinery building for the Paris Ex- 
position of 190D. jNlr. Wilcox was a stock- 
holder and director of^ many enterprises. In 
politics he was a Democrat. For its substan- 
tial growth and development Berlin owes much 
to him. He was an accurate judge of human 
nature, kind in disposition ; he was at the same 
time a man of strong convictions, to which he 
was ever true. 

He married (first) July 20, 1836, Eliza 
Anne Parsons, born JNIarch 19, 1815, died Jan- 
uary 20, 1845, daughter of Nathan Parsons, 
of Durham, Connecticut. He married (sec- 
ond) June 7, 1846, .Anna Scovill Peck, born 
March 15, 1827, died March 7, 1884, daugh- 
ter of Norris and Elizabeth (Langdon) Peck, 
of Kensington Parish, Berlin. Her father was 
born December 9, 1795, and was descended 
from Deacon Paul Peck, born about 1622 in 
county Essex, England, and came to Boston 
in the ship "Defence,"' and removed in 1636 
with Hooker's company to Hartford, where 
he was an original proprietor ; his house and 
farm was on the corner of Washington street 
and Capitol avenue, the site of the new state 
library and sttpreme court building ; he was 
surveyor of highways, townsman, chimney 
viewer, and deacon in the First Church. Her 
mother was descended from the prominent 
Langdon family, large landholders in what is 
now the town of Berlin, owning land now oc- 
cupied by the New York, New Haven & Hart- 
ford Railroad Company, and by the extensive 
brickyard in the vicinity ; they were also 
patriots in the revolution. Children : Laura 
Parsons, born March 17, 1837, died Decem- 
ber 28, 1866; Julia Eliza, September i, 1838, 
died April 2, 1852 ; Catherine Parsons, De- 
cember 18, 1842, died May 17, 1843: Samuel 
Parsons, August 24, 1844, died August 20, 
1846. Children of second wife : Samuel 
Howard, April 23, 1848: Clarence Peck, 
March 18, 1850, died June 15, 1852; Anna 
Peck (twin), December 2, 1853, died Decem- 
ber 15, 1856; Amos Peck (twin), died Decem- 
ber 30, 1853 : Edward Henry, September 22, 
1856, died January 24, 1865 : Frank Langdon, 
January 6, 1859, mentioned below : Elizabeth 
Peck, Klarch 8, 1861 ; Victor Peck, Mav 2-]. 
1866, died May 28, 1867. 

(IX) Hon. Frank Langdon, son of Samuel 

Curtis ^\'iIcox, was born in Berlin, January 
6, 1859. He attended the Berlin Academy 
until he was twelve years of age, and then 
entered St. Paul's School at Concord, New 
Hampshire, graduating in 1876, after a five 
years' preparatory course. He entered Trin- 
ity College, Hartford, graduating in 1880 with 
the degree of A.B., and then entered the shops 
of The Peck, Stow & Wilcox Company at 
Kensington, Berlin. He became the manager 
of the shops in 1885, continuing in that capac- 
ity until the consolidation of the Kensington 
factory with the other factories of the com- 
pany. He then became associated with the 
Berlin Iron Company as its treasurer, which 
position he held until the company was ab- 
sorbed by the American Bridge Company, 
May 12, 1900. He is interested and identified 
with many business interests in Hartford 
county. He is vice-president of the Peck, 
Stow & Wilcox Company, director of the 
Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Company of 
Hartford, of the Phoenix National Bank of 
Hartford, New Britain Trust Bank of New 
Britain, of the Berlin Savings Bank of Ber- 
lin, and president of the Fidelity Trust Com- 
pany of Hartford. In politics Mr. Wilcox is 
a Republican. He was a member of the state 
legislature in 1893, serving as clerk of the 
judiciary committee. In 1903 he was a mem- 
ber of the state senate, representing the sec- 
ond district, and was chairman of the com- 
mittee on senatorial districts, expositions and 
rivers, roads and bridges. He was a member 
of the Connecticut commission to the Louisi- 
ana Purchase E.xposition. He was president 
of Trinity College Alumni Association and 
.Athletic Association. He is a member of St. 
Elmo Commandery, Knights Templar, of 
Meriden : of Delta Psi, college fraternity : of 
Engineers' Club of New York: major, com- 
manding First Company Governor's Foot 
Guard, and a member of several social clubs. 
He was also a member of the advisory com- 
mittee of the Connecticut commission to the 
Jamestown Exposition, and is president of the 
Society of Middletovvn LTpper Houses, being 
descended from si.x of the founders of LTpper 
Houses. He is superintendent of the Congre- 
gational Sunday school at Berlin. 

He married, January 19, 1898, Harriet 
Churchill, born ]March 20, 1870, in Berlin, 
daughter of Deacon Charles Selah and Julia 
Sophia (Higgins) Webster. Children: Mar- 
garet Webster, born February 15, 1902: Sam- 
uel Churchill, November 29, 1904. 

The Heyden or Heydon fam- 

H.AYDEN ily of England belonged to the 

Order of Knights, deriving 



this siirnamt- from the town cif 1 leyduii in 
Xorlolk, w litre tlit-v were rtrst seated. The 
word means liij^h down, or plain-on-the-hill, 
and tlic town itself is rich in ancient history. 
The family itself appears as early as the Nor- 
man ("oncjiicst. hut comes into ])rominence earlv 
in tile thirteenth centnr\ in the person of 'iliom- 
as de Heydon. resident at Heydon, and a jus- 
tice itinerant in .Norfolk in 1221. From him all 
the I'liinlisli families known are descende<l. 
They ilo not seem to have heeii numerous at 
any period of their history. The principal 
liranch in the jiersons of the eldest son> re- 
mained in Norfolk, inheritini; the estates of 
lleydon. Itaconsthorji and el.sewhere, while a 
branch in the line of the second son, by the 
name of John de ilayden. settled in Devon- 
shire about 1273 and another a few tjeiiera- 
tions later at Watford, near London. 

(I) Thomas de Heydon, the Kni^lish pro- 
genitor, Imrn probably about 1185. died 1250. 

(Ill \\ illiam lleydon, eldest son of Thomas 
de Heydon. was born about 1220, died 1272. 
lie bad the estate at .Norfolk. 

(lilt John de lleydon, yonnfjer son of Wil- 
liam lleydon, was county judge in Devonshire 
in I27.v' 

( I\' ) Robert Heydon or de Heydon, son of 
John de Heydon. ajjpears to have been the 
first to cbaiii^e the spellinj; of the first sylla- 
ble to Hay. a form that afterward distin- 
fjuishes this branch of the family. I le settled 
at I'.onshwiiod, jiarish of Ilarpford. Devon- 
shire, near which estate the family afterward 

dwelt. He married Joan . He deeded 

bis estate to his son Henry in the nineteentli 
year of Henry I. 

( \' ) Henry Haydon, .son of Robert Haydon 
or de Heydon, married a relative, Julian, 
dau,i;hter and heir of Haydon of Ebford. 

(\I) William (2) Haydon, son of Henry 
Haydon. inherited his father's estate at I'oui^h- 

(NH) Robert (2) Haydon. son of William 
(2) llay<lon. succeeded bis father. 

(\11I) John (2) Haydon was son of Rob- 
ert (2) Haydon. 

( l.\) Henry (2) Haydon, son of John (2) 
Haydon. had the P.otiijliwood and F/bford es- 
tates in i_V)7- Children: John, inherited the 
estate: William, mentioned below. 

(\l William ( ,^ ) Haydon, son of Henry 
(2) Haydon, inherited the estate of his elder 
brother John, who died without issue. Lbil- 
dren : Richard, rlied young:: John: Richard, 
mentioned below: William. 

(.\1 I Richard Haydon. son of William ( .^ ) 
Haydon. was livinu; on the estate in 147'^. 
Chiblren : F^icbard. mentioned below: John: 

(XII) Richard (Ji llaydon, son of Richard 
( I ) Haydon, had the otates in 1522; married 
Joan, daughter <if .Maurice Trent, ui Otuiv 
St. Mary. Children : Thomas, mention, 
low; John, of Cadhay ; (ieorRc, of II 
seys. The family an»>.: .Xr^ent three l..ii-, 
;.;emells azure, on a chief ),'ulcs a barrulet 
dancette or. Crest: the white liun vulninK 
the black bull. These amis were granted lie- 
fore 1315. 

(.XIHi Tlii>mas (2) Haydcn. ^ 
ard (21 Haydon, married Joan. 
Richard Weeks, of Honey Churcb. . rm.n.n 
Thonia.s, mentioned below; Daughter, marrietl 
Walter I.eifjh : Jane: Mar|,jaret. 

(Xl\") Thomas (.?), son of Thomas (2) 
Hayden, inheriteil the family estates of Hills 
in kelmi-ton, 15oU|,diwiK)<l and Kb ford ; ;i .: 
ried (. hristinna. d;iu|L;liier and heir of k' 
riderslei}.|li in D(ir>etshire. Children: i 
ert, mentioned below ; Thomas. 

(X\) Robert (3). son of Tlumiav , 
Hayden. inherited the estate of his Rrand- 
unde at Cadhay. a distinguished lawyer, who 
held the charter for incorporatiiii; the .' 
when lui!,dand broke away from the k 
church, in 15.V>. known a^ .">!. .Mary in, .. 
where many of the family are buried. His 
wife Joan inherited the estate at Cadhay aiul 

he rebuilt the house, which is still in - I 

repair. He married Joan, daujjhter ii ^ • 
.Amias I'anlet. of ( leorije Hinton, Somci>ei- 
sliire. Children: (lideiMi. mentioned below; 
.\mias: Drew: .Mars^jaret. 

(X\I) Gideon, son of Robert (3) Hayden, 
succeeded to the Cadhay and Kbford e>^fqtcs: 
married .Mari;aret. daui;^liter of J..! 
Creedy. The author of the fai 

says: "They had seven sons and 1 ._.. 

ters. Several of the sons jjrew to manh I 

and were living in 1^^*30. The eldest, (iide >n. 
succeeded him. The names of the others do 
not ajipear. I take it there must have been 
a John, William and James, ami that they 
were the John. William and James who cmi- 
ijrated to lloston in 1^130-33." (lideon Hay- 
den owned the ship "Dove" of Lyniston in 
1629, and it was commanded by his son 
Gideon. The son. John Hayden. commanded 
the "Phoeni.x" of Dartmouth, also in 1628. 
In any case the .\mericaii branch seems closely 
Connected with the Devon family and the 
lineage seems to Ik' correct. 

(X\II) John (3). son of Gideon Hayden, 
is said to have come to i?oston in f''>30. He 
was admitted a freeman Nfay 14. 1634. and 
was a proprietor of I'Kirchcster in i<>32. (Jn 
June S. i'>.^9. his "fine for entertaining an nn- 
liceiise<l servant, as he did it iRiiorantly, was 
remitted to him." In I'xjo he was in llrain- 



tree. He married Susanna 

His will 

is dated October 31, 1678, and proved July 
26, .1682, showing that he died between those 
two dates. Children: John, born 1634, men- 
tioned below : Joseph ; Samuel ; Jonathan, May 
19. 1640; Hannah, April 7, 1642; Ebenezer, 
September 12, 1645 ; Nehemiah, February 14, 

(XVHI) John (4), son of John (3) Hay- 
den, was born in Braintree, in May, 1634, 
died there in 1718. He settled in his native 
town and was a farmer. He married, April 
6, 1660, Hannah Ames, daughter of William 
and Hannah (Ames) Adams, of Braintree, 
born May 12, 1641, died July 3, 1690. Chil- 
dren : Hannah, born January 3, 1661 ; Sarah, 
July 9. 1662; Josiah, June 19, 1669; also Jo- 
seph, John, Hannah, Elizabeth, Lydia and Abi- 

(XIX) Josiah, son of John (4) Hayden, 
was born at Braintree, June 19, 1669, died 
at Sudbury, December 9, 1730. He removed 
to Sudbury with other Braintree families be- 
fore 1700, and settled near the westerly boun- 
dary of the town. In 1707 he signed a remon- 
strance against the division of the town into 
two parishes. The last of his descendants in 
Sudbury was Dana Hayden, who died on the 
homestead about 1850. Children : Elisha : Ed- 
mund, mentioned below ; John, lived at Hop- 

(XX) Edmund, son of Josiah Hayden, 
settled in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Chil- 
dren: Jose])h, Sybilla, Sarah, Edmund, Com- 
fort, Eunice, Thomas, Josiah, mentioned be- 

(XXI) Josiah (2), son of Edmund Hay- 
den, was born about 1740. He married 
Ruhamah Thayer. He was a taxpayer in Wil- 
liamsburg in 1772, and served in the revolu- 
tion from that town. He was corporal in 
Captain John Kirkland's company from Au- 
gust 16, 1777. An affidavit in the Hamp- 
shire company, January 28, 1778, signed by 
Lieutenant x\bner Pomeroy and Sergeant 
Phinehas W'right, states that they were sent 
to bring Hayden and others back to camp, 
they having deserted, and did so, the men 
returning without guard or compensation, and 
received the punishment ordered and served 
until the expiration of their engagement. This 
was a common occurrence, many men leaving 
when they considered their services no longer 
necessary, in order to care for their farms. 
In the census of 1790 appears the name of 
Josiah Hayden as living in Williamsburg, with 
a family of three males over sixteen, two 
under sixteen, and three females, showing 
that he had six children then. Among them 
were: David, born 1778, settled in Attle- 

borough ; Daniel, March 25, 1780, mentioned 
below ; Cotton. 

(XXII) Daniel, son of Josiah (2) Hayden, 
was born March 25, 1780. He learned the 
trade of machinist, and at the age of seventeen 
learned the gunsmith's trade, going to the 
armory at Springfield for that purpose. He 
removel to Pawtucket, Rhode Island, and 
entered the employ of Samuel Slater, the only 
cotton manufacturer at that time in the United 
States. With him he constructed the first 
machinery for the manufacture of cotton 
made in this country. He became an expert 
in this line, and remained in Pawtucket a 
number of years, a part of the time associated 
with David Wilkinson. In 1808 he returned 
to Williamsburg and erected the first cotton 
mill in western ^Massachusetts, about three 
miles from the centre of the town. Around 
this mill a village grew up which took from 
him the name of Haydenville. In 1817 he 
sold this factory to his nephews, Joel and Jo- 
siah Hayden, and removed to W^aterbury, 
Connecticut. He rented a room in the fac- 
tory of Leavenworth, Hayden & Scovill, and 
began the manufacture of lamps and other 
articles of brass. He also aided his son, Jo- 
siah S., in 1830, in constructing the first ma- 
chinery ever used for the purpose of covering 
buttons with cloth, and was interested in the 
manufacture of buttons and small brass ar- 
ticles until his death. He married, August 
20, 1801, Abigail, born April i, 1775, daugh- 
ter of Major Joseph Shepard, of Foxborough, 
^Massachusetts, an officer in the revolution. 
Children: Josiah Shepard, born July 31, 
1802. mentioned below ; Abby Hewes. Novem- 
ber 2~, 1804; Ardelia Crode, December 25, 
1806: Sylvia Shepard, November 25, 1809; 
Harriet Hodges, November 3, 18 12. 

(XXIII) Josiah Shepard, son of Daniel 
Hayden, was born in Fox'borough, July 31, 
1802, died February 17, 1877. He was an 
accomplished mechanic, and invented the first 
machine ever used for covering buttons with 
cloth. He also invented a machine for mak- 
ing button eyes, and built the first engine 
lathe in Waterbury. In 1830, in company 
with his father, he commenced the manu- 
facture of cloth buttons by machinery. He 
married, January 10, 1819, Ruhamah Guil- 
ford, who died November 27, 1841, daughter 
of Simeon Guilford. Children : Hirdm 
^^'ashington, born February 10, 1820, men- 
tioned below: Edward Simeon, October i, 
1825, died young. Four children died in in- 

(XXI\') Hiram W^ashington, son of Jo- 
siah Shepard Hayden, was born Februarv 10, 
1820, in Haydenville, and came to Waterbury 




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with lii> ])arcnts wlicn yoiinj,'. lU- attcndcil 
the old \\atiTl)ury Academy. He was in- 
duced to try tlie work of cnf^ravin;,' metal but- 
tons in the tirm of |. M. L. and \V. 11. Sco- 
vill, an art at that time in its infancy. He 
found the work too contininj^ and gave it uj). 
hut was afterward in<hici-<l t<i resume it. lie 
ma<le the tir-t chased huttons manufactured 
by the Scovills, and |)robably the first in the 
United States. Me removed to Wolcottville 
in iJ^,^^. and was with W'adiiams & Company, 
button manufacturers. In 1S41 lie returned to 
ScovilK & Comjiany, making all the best dies 
for buttons and medal> until 1S53. While at 
W'olcottxille he became interested in the 
method of manufacturing,' brass kettles there, 
and soon tlevised a more effective way of 
makint,' them. This sin-^le invention of the 
spinning; jirocess affected vitally the history 
of four of the leading manufacturiufj con- 
cerns of Waterbury. In the old method there 
was a tendency to make the metal thinner at 
the an.i,de forineil by the bottom and sides of 
the kettle, where the t^reatest streny:th was 
needed. In his proce^s the metal here was 
tliickot, and his invention. ])atenteil in 185 1, 
he sold to the Waterbury Crass Com]);my. 
This discovery revolutionized the nianufac- 
ti;rc of brass and copper kettles, and is the 
only method in use ntw. In 1853 he joined 
witii l>rael Holmes. John C. liiMith and llenry 
H. lla\den in the ortjanization of Holmes, 
I'looth & Haydens. enjjayed in the manufac- 
ture of brass and co])])it articles. He had 
chari;e of the factory and since its formation 
never was absent from a stockholder's annual 
meetiui;. Mr. Haydcn took out a remark- 
able number of jiatents in this country and 
Europe, a lart^e majority of which were as- 
sicined to Holmes. I'.ooth & Haydens. .\mong 
his many inventions is a breech-loading rifle, 
a majjazine rifle and hreech-loadini; cannon. 
.\ machine for makinij solid metal tubini?. 
which he invented, was sold to a I'ittsbnrij 
company. His love for art led him into the 
development of the daijuerreotype. While en- 
^aijed in this, the idea came to him of taking 
pictures on i)aper. .\ scicntilic article on this 
subject, written by him in 1S51, but never 
published, entitles him to the honor of beintj 
an indepeniient discoverer of the iiliotogra- 
phic process. The Waterbury .hiii'iiimi of 
l*"ebruary 14, 1851, contained the following 
notice of his discovery: ".Mr. Hiram Hay- 
den, injjeniocs artist of this villatje. has shown 
us three lan<lscape views taken by the usual 
dasjuerrean ajjparatus upon a white paper sur- 
face, all at one operation. This is the first 
successful attem])t to produce a positive i)ic- 
tnre by this extraordinary medium. The i)ic- 

ture- exhibit ilu iii.. . 1 ' 

similar to a line eny ravin;;, 
most delicate niinuti:e with ti ■ 
ordinary da;nicrre<ityiK'. h'or ni.n 
this improvement will be <>f i;r»-a( 
as it will enable the o| ' 
and |>ortraii< <jf any >i. 
ami at a cheaj) rate. \'. 
Ilayden ha- made ap| 1 
ent uiMtn a ukkIc of pi 
vious to its use." His >Ui,;it, m \ 
were almost continuous, ami he w 
of the Waterbury I'lmt. 
inj; his leisure b^airs 
various branches of tli 
copper, miKlclinn in wax. and skt ■ 
charcoal and pencil. .Mways a ihl 
and sinilent, lie ac<piired a 1. f in- 

formation on all snbjects. i July 

31, 1S44, Pauline, eldi- • ' 'i 

.\li;,;eon. a native of 1 
ward ."simeon. menti'inc 

married I'rederick J. I'.rown, i ioientnie H.u- 
riet. .Mrs. Haydcn died .\j)ril 20. 1873. Mr. 
Hayden died July 18. 11^4. .Xs a man of 
orii^inal ideas anil havin(.r embixlied them in 
practical ways, he had a lar^e share in the ad- 
vancement of the prosperity of Waterbury. 

(XXN) Edward .Simeon, son of Hiram 
Washington Hayden, was Ixirn Octi>l)cr 20, 
1851. Ho was educated at private schools in 
Waterbury anil at the Rivervicw Military 
Academy .-it Potighkeepsie. .\"ev\ York. He 
entered the Waterburv National I'.ank as 
lMM)kkeeper in l-"ebruary. if<(»). In February. 
iS-<>, he was elected secretary and treasurer 
of Holmes. I'.ooth & Haydens. Having made 
a study of the metallurgy of copper, he Ih-- 
came connected with the liridgeiwrt Copper 
Company in Se|>tember, i8X(i. He was one of 
the ])romoters of the Maltimore Electric Re- 
fining Com|)any, organized in March, 1891. 
for the purjjose of using his jirocess "^f doctr.i- 
lyzing metals. This invention h.i- 
ented in the I'nited .^tate- an.l f. • 

tries. The extensive plant in -. 

Maryland, was built from his plans and under 
his sui)ervision. He was apjxiinted first lieu- 
tenant and paymaster of the Connecticut Na- 
tional Ciuard, Septemlier 30. 1878: major and 
brigade commissary. January 2.v '•'^**,i: major 
and brigade i|uarlermaster. .\pril 23, 1884. 
He resigned his military offices in .\pril, 1800. 
He died February 14, 1891;. He was a mem- 
ber of the Sewanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club, 
the Racquet Club of New ^'o^k City, the Ten- 
nis Club of .New ^'ork City, the Waterbury 
Club, the Country Club of Farmington. the 
Sons of the .American Revolution and Con- 
necticut SiK-ietv of Colonial Wars. He mar- 



ried. October 8 1877, Elizabeth Gilder Kel- 
logg, of New York City, daughter of Norman 
Gilbert and Rebecca f. (Hinckley) Kellogg 
(see Kellogg X). Children: i. Pauline Mig- 
eon, born May 20, 1879. 2. Rose Hinckley, 
June 16, 1881 : married, June 10, 1906, Wil- 
liam Shirley Fulton, son of William E. Ful- 
ton ( see Fulton ) ; children : William Hayden 
Fulton, born March 12, 1907, and Elizabeth, 
born January 14, 1910. 3. Margery Kellogg, 
March 20, 1884. 

(The Kellogg Line). 

Tlie surname Kellogg is found in England 
early in the sixteenth century, and there are 
differences of opinion as to its origin. Some 
think the name comes from two Gaelic words 
meaning lake and cemetery, making it a place 
name. The earliest record of the family is in 
Debden, county Essex, England, when in Jan- 
uary, 1525, Nicholas Kellogg was taxed. Wil- 
liam Kellogg was also on the tax list. There 
were many ways of spelling the name, among 
them Kelhogge, Kellogue, Cologe. Calaug, 
Cellidge, Kellock, Killhog, Collidge, Cellog, 
and many others. There were many families 
of the name in county Essex, Great Leigh and 
Braintree being the seat of different branches 
probably of the same family. Nicholas Kel- 
logg was born about 1488 and married Flor- 
ence, daughter of William Hall. He was bur- 
ied in Debden, May 17, 1558, and she was 
buried there November 8, 1671. Children: 
William, buried in Saffron Walden, February 
2, 1578; Thomas, lived in Debden, probably 
ancestor of the American immigrant men- 
tioned below. 

(I) Phillippe Kellogg, probably son of 
Thomas Kellogg mentioned above, lived in 
1583 in Booking, county Essex, England, a 
parish adjoining Braintree. On September 
15 of that year his son Thomas was loaptized 
there. Two years later he was found in 
Great Leigh where his daughter Annis was 
buried in 161 1. He may have had two wives. 
Children: Thomas, baptized September 15, 
1583: Annis, buried May 25. 161 1: Robert, 
baptized in Great Leigh, November 14, 1585, 
removed to Braintree and was buried there 
January 18, 1666: Mary ,_ baptized February 
16, 1588; Prudence, baptized March 20, 1592; 
Martin, baptized November 23, 1595, men- 
tioned below : Nathaniel, died in New Eng- 
land without issue ; John, Jane, Rachel. 

(H) Martin, son of Phillippe Kellogg, was 
baptized in Great Leigh, November 23, 1595, 
died at Braintree, in 1671. He was a weaver 
or cloth worker and resided in Great Leigh 
and Braintree. His will was dated May 20, 
1671. He married, in St. Michaels, Bishops 

Stortford, county Hertford, October 22, i()2i. 
Prudence Bird, who died before him. Chil- 
dren: John; Nathaniel, baptized March 12, 
1624: Joseph, baptized April i, 1626, men- 
tioned below; Sarah, baptized February i, 
1628: Daniel, baptized February 6, 1630, re- 
moved to New England ; Samuel, removed to 
New England ; ]\Iartin. 

(HI) Lieutenant Joseph, son of Martin 
Kellogg, was baptized at Great Leigh, county 
Essex, England, April i, 1626, died in 1707. 
He was the immigrant ancestor. He settled 
in Farmington, Connecticut, where he was 
living in 1651. He and his wife joined the 
church, October 9, 1653. He sold his home 
lot in 1655 and removed about 1657 to Boston. 
On October 19, 1659, he bought of Peter Oli- 
ver his dwelling house on the street to Rox- 
bury. He sold this property June 13, 1661, to 
John Witherden. The lot of land is now oc- 
cupied by the Advertiser Building on Wash- 
ington street. He paid seven hundred dollars 
for it at that time. He removed to Hadley, 
and the town made an agreement with him 
in 1 661 to keep the ferry between Hadley 
and Northampton. He built his house on a 
small home lot which had been reserved by 
the town for a ferry lot. He was given leave 
also to entertain travelers. In 1677 the town 
voted to pay him forty pounds for the loss of 
his team which had been impressed for the 
country's service, and for ferriage for sol- 
diers. He and his son John and grandson 
John kept this ferry until 1758, almost a cen- 
tury. Stephen Codman, who married his 
daughter, kept it still later. The last name 
of the ferry was Goodman's Ferry. 

Joseph Kellogg was selectman of Hadley 
many years. In 1686 he was on a committee 
to lay out lands, and for the purchase of 
Swampfield from the Indians. He and his 
sons had grants of land in Hadley. He N-dls 
sergeant of the military company in 1663. and 
May 9, 1678, was appointed ensign of the 
foot company. October 7 of the same year he 
was made lieutenant, serving until 1692. He 
was in command as sergeant of the Hadley 
troops in the famous Turner's Falls fight. 
May 18, 1675. His will is dated June 7, 1707, 
and proved February 4, 1708, giving the 
year of his death. He married (first) prob- 
ably in England, Joanna , who died in 

Hadley, September 14, 1666; (second) Abi- 
gail Terry, born in Windsor, Connecticut, 
September 21, 1646, daughter of Stephen 
Terry, the immigrant. Her will was dated 
May 29, 1717, and proved October 31, 1726. 
His wife Abigail was before the court in 
1673 for wearing silk, contrary to tl'^law, but 
was accpiitted. It was shown at the^ial that 



Ikt hiisban Ts estate was bcluw the umj hun- 
dred ixjunds necessary to allow her to wear 
"j^old or silver lace, t^old or silver buttons," 
etc. Children of first wife: Klizai)eth, born 
in l-'arniiniiton. March 5, i(>5i. tlied youn^j ; 
jo>e|>li, Auj,'ust 11. i'>5,^: Nathaniel, ha])tized 
( Jctohi-r 29, i'>54. <lied \onni;: John, l):i|)tized 
December Jf). i<>5(i: .Martin, liorn in l!o>ton, 
November jj. i<)58: Kdward, October i, 
if)f)0: Samuel. Sei)tember 2S, i(t<t2, men- 
tioned below: Joanna, Diceinlier 8, 1^)4; 
.Sarah, August 27, Mrf)*). t'iiililren of second 
wife: .Stephen. Aiiril >>. if>(>S: .Nathaniel. ( )c- 
toiier S, i()l*i: .\bii;aii, October 9, 1671 : Kliz- 
ahetii, ( )ctoher 9, i'>7,?: I'rudence, ( )ctolH.'r 14, 
1(175: IChenezer, .N\>vemi)er 22. 1677; Jona- 
tiian, December 25, i''79; Daniel, ^larch 22, 
i(k*<2: Jose])h, May i,v i'^4: Daniel, June 
10, i()8r>; Mphraim, January 2, ifiS/, died 
younj,'. ■» 

il\) Samuel, son of Lieutenant Joseph 
Kellogfj, was born in Hadley, September 28, 
i(i()2. Me was broui^ht up in the family of 
Colonel Stanley, who rescued him, when a 
child, from an overturned kettle of boiling 
so;i)). He bi>ii!:,'ht lanfl in the south meadows 
at Hartford in ifiQi and sold it in 1705; 
bought land at West Hartford and lived 
there. He was deacon of the church. 
He married, at Hartford, September 22, 
1687, Sarah Merrill, born September 19, 
iC/)4. died 1719, daughter of Deacon Jolui and 
.Sarah (Watson) ^^e^rill. He andr- his wife 
were admitted to the .^econ<l Churcii at Hart- 
ford. .March 17, i<^i95. Her will was proved 
November 3, 1719. Children: Samuel, born 
.August 27. iCiSS: Margaret, January, 1(^190: 
.-\braham. ba])tized October 23, 1692: John, 
born December 16. i(*j~,-i/f. Isaac, January 
17, \f*)7. mentioned below: Jacob. .\|iril 17, 
i''>9t): P.cnjamin, January, 1701 : Joseph .\]>ril 
13. 1704; Daniel, .April, 1707. 

( \' ) Cajitain Isaac, son of Samuel Kellogg, 
was i)orn at Hartford, January 17. if*)', dieil 
Jidy 3, 1787. He resided at New Hartford 
and was the first representative to^iliiii^^'on- 
necticut assembly, serving twenty-three terms. 
He was justice of the i^eace. lieutenant of the 
I'ourlh Company of the train band and cap- 
tain afterward. He was deacon of the First 
C"hurch of New Hartford. He wa< distin- 
gnisiied for his piety, good judgment, firmness 
and ability. His descendants are very numer- 
ous. His son Noah and grandson Michael 
had the homestead. He married, at Hartford, 
December 2(1. 1717, Mary, born May 31. i(i<)7, 
diei] Jamiary 3. 1780. daughter of Joseph and 
Mary (Judd) Webster. Cliiblren: Samuel, 
born November 15, 1718: .\braham. January 
17. 1720, mentioned below; Mary, March 2, 

1723: Theo losia. June 7 <-•: ■- '-■■ Oc- 
tober 8. 1727: Noah, D ,. Ji>. 
seph, Octoljer 14. 1731 ■ r |8, 
1732: Sarah, February ii., 1733, .wlaigarct, 
June 12. 1737; .Ann, .Aupust 21. 1730: Ksthcr, 
.\ngusi 21, 1730; liuldah, .M . ' 742. 

(\ 1) .\braham. son of I Kel- 

logg, iKjrn at Hartford, j ,. 1720, 

died January 13, 1803. We are told he was 
erect and haughty in ap|H'arance, but cheerful, 
pious and agreeable. I le married, at New 
Hartford, June 17, 1747, .Sarah .Marsh, bap- 
tizeil June 28, 1724. (laughter of Jonathan 
•Marsh, of Hartford. She <lied in 1796. Cliil- 
dren: F>ther. Ijorn .March 24, 1748; .Abra- 
ham. January 2/, 1750; Solomon, Decemljcr 
10, 1731 : Moses (twin). February 23, 1754; 
Flias (twin) : Phineas, June 7. I75'>: Martin. 
July 16, 1758: 1-rederick Webster, January 
31, 17O1 ; Sarah, June 3, 1763: Truman, Jan- 
uary 6. I7<'i''): Elizabeth, June 17, 1768. 

(\1I) Moses, son of .Abraham Kellogg, 
was iKirn at New Hartford, February 23, 
1754, died there in 1806. He was a soldier 
in the revolution on the Lexington alarm. He 
married (first) Khoda. daughter of De.icon 
.Sil^ Kellogg. He married (second) Janu- 
ar\yi9, 1786. Mabel, born .March 6. 1763. 
dadtrhter of Elijah and Rachel (Wells) Mer- 
rill. Children of first wife: Son. died 
young : daughter, died young : James, baptized 
.August II. 1782. Children of second wife: 
Norman. Ixirn October 31, 1794. mciitione<l 
below: Truman. December. i8<y): Henry, died 
October 22, 1823. at Mobile. .Alabama : I'olly, 

married iienham: I^uisa ; S«iphia, 

married Ixivejoy. 

(\"III) Colonel Norman, son of Moses 
Kellogg, was born ( )ctolK"r 31. 170; ■'••■■' ' '"- 
cember 17, 1872. He married. 
1821, Fannie, born Decemlier 29, i" 
ter of Isaac Steele, of New Hart lord, Ijorn 
October 14, 1732. died DccenilnT 6. 1863, 
and I^vinia (Coodwin) Steele. Jiorn Jan- 
uar\- 8, I7'>3. descendant of John Steele, of 
Hartford, assistant governor in i'i36: des- 
cendant of Governor William Bradford. 
Governor Webster and Richard Treat. Tlicy 
resided at New Hartforcj. later at Nepaug, 
Connecticut. He was a farmer, colonel of mili- 
tia, twice representative to the general assem- 
bly, and for fifty years a Free Mason. Chil- 
dren, born at New Hartford: Leonard Fitch, 
,born January 23. 1822; Robert Dwight, Feb- 
ruary 24. 1823: Norman Gilbert, January 20. 
1825. mentioned below : James Homer. June 9. 
182'^! : Fanny. November 23. 1828: Henry Clay, 
June 20. 1831 : Lucius, Octoljcr 7, 1834; Fanny 
Eliza, .August 7, 1837. 

( IN t Norman Ciill)crt, son of Col. Norman 



Kellogg, was born at New Hartford, January 
20, 1825, died in New York City, November 13, 
1900. He was for some years a member of the 
wholesale dry- goods firm of Kniseley, Stout 
& Kellogg of New York, a member of Dr. 
Howard Crosby's church. He retired some 
j-ears before his death. He married (first) Jan- 
uary 21, 1852, Rebecca Thorpe, born January 
23, 1833, daughter of Charles Albert Hinckley, 
born at Hallowell, Maine, January 18, 1792, 
and Rebecca (Farnham) Hinckley, widow of 
Rev. Thomas B. Thorpe. Charles Albert 
Hinckley was a descendant of Governor Thom- 
as Hinckley, Governor Prince of Plymouth, 
Major John Freeman and Elder William 
Brewster. He married (second) October 3, 
1765, Elizabeth Steele, daughter of Samuel and 
Mary Ann (Steele) Castle. She died October 
30. 1867. Children of first wife: Elizabeth 
Gilder, mentioned below ; Rebecca, died young ; 
Emily, died young. Child of second wife : Sam- 
uel Castle, October 27, 1867, married Mary 
Davenport Easton. 

(X) Elizabeth Gilder, daughter of Norman 
Gilbert Kellogg, was born March i, 1855 : mar- 
ried, in New York, October 8, 1877, Edward 
Simeon Hayden (see Hayden XXV). 

The surname Whiting (Whi- 
WHITING ton) is derived from a place 
name and has been in use in 
England since the earliest adoption of sur- 
names there. Roger Witen is mentioned in 
the Domesday Book (1085). Alan de Witting 
is mentioned on the rolls of Yorkshire in 11 19 
and 1 1 50; Hugo Witeing was of Dorsetshire 
in 1202; Everard de Witting, of Yorkshire in 
1 195; Giflfardo Witeng, of Somersetshire, in 
1214: ^\'illus de Witon, of Yorkshire, 1216: 
Thomas de Whitene, of Nottinghamshire, in 
1276: Wills \Miithingh, of Oxfordshire, in 
1 300. 

TJie Whitings have several coats-of-arms, 
but that in use by the family of this sketch at 
the time of the emigration and afterward is 
described : Azure a leopard's face or between 
two tlaunches ermine in chief three plates. 
Crest : A demi-eagle displayed with two heads 

(I) ?ilajor William Whiting, the immigrant 
ancestor, held an enviable position among the 
earlv settlers of Hartford, Connecticut. At 
some time between 1631 and 1633 he became 
one of the purchasers of the Piscataqua grants 
of the Bristol men. He was associated with 
Lords Say and Brooke and George Wyllys. 
They continued Thomas Wiggin as their agent. 
He retained his interests in Maine until his 
death. He was "one of the most respectable 
of the settlers (of Hartford) in 1636, one of 

the civil and religious Fathers of Connecticut, 
a man of wealth and education, styled in the 
records, "William Whiting, gentleman,' " In 
1642 he was chosen one of the magistrates ; in 
1641 treasurer of the colony of Connecticut, 
an office he held the rest of his life. "In 1646 
a plot was laid l^y Sequasson, Sachem of the 
Naticks, to kill Governor Haynes and Hopkins 
and Mr. Whiting on account of the just and 
faithful protection which these gentlemen had 
aft'orded Uncas. The plot was disclosed by a 
friendly Indian and the danger averted." He 
bore the title of Major as early as 1647. He 
was cine of a committee who for the first time 
sat with the court of magistrates in 1637; was 
admitted freeman in February, 1640 ; was mag- 
istrate 1642-47, treasurer, 1641-47. In 1638 
he was allowed to trade w'ith the Indians and 
was appointed with ]\Iajor Mason and others 
to erect fortifications in 1642, and in the same 
year was appointed with Mason to collect 
tribute of the Indians on Long Island and on 
the Main. He was a merchant of wealth and 
had dealings with Virginia and Piscataqua. He 
had a trading house on the Delaware river and 
another at Westfield, Massachusetts. His will, 
dated ]\Iarch 20, 1643, states that he was about 
to make a voyage at sea. It bears a codicil 
dated July 24, 1647. (See Trumbull's Colo- 
nial Records, or Hartford Probate Records). 
Whiting was powerful and useful in the colony 
on account of his broad views and wealth, 
which enabled him to carry out for the benefit 
of the community his large and various plans. 
Always an efficient promoter of the trade and 
commerce of Hartford, he had trading houses 
also in various parts of the country and he 
owned many large land patents. Governor Ed- 
ward Hopkins and he were the two leading 
merchants of the colony of which Hartford 
was the centre. After the Pequot war was 
over they began to export corn "beyond the 

His widow, Susanna, married, in 1650, Sam- 
uel Fitch, of Hartford, and (third) Alexander 
Bryan, of Milford, Connecticut. She died July 
8, 1673 at Middletown. His inventory showed 
an estate of two thousand eight hundred and 
fiftv-four pounds. Children: i. William, was a 
merchant, died in London, England, in 1699; 
in 1686 he was appointed by the general as- 
sembly as their agent to present their petition 
;;; re charter to the king. 2. John, born 1635; 
graduate of Harvard College in 1653 : came to 
Hartford in 1660 as colleague of Rev. Samuel 
Stone, pastor of the first church : withdrew 
with his followers, February 12, 1672, and 
formed the second church : married (first) in 
1634. Sybil Collins: (second) Phebe. daughter 
of Thomas Gregson ; his widow married Rev. 

t < l.\ .\ l.< 1 ll 1 1 


Jolin Riisstll, of Hatlky; John \\ liiting <lic<l 
Se|jtt'ml)t'r 8. 1679. 3. Samuel. 4. Sarah, mar- 
ried (first) Jacul) Mvf^att. of Hartford; (sec- 
ond) Jolin King, of Xortliampton. 5. Mary, 
married, August 3. lf/>4. Rev. Nathaniel Col- 
lins : she dietl Octoijcr 25, I70»^. r>. Joseph, men- 
tioned below. 

( II ) Joseph, .son of Major William and Su- 
sanna W hitin),', was horn Octol)er 2, i'>40. at 
Hartford and died there ( )ctol)cM- 8. 1717. He 
was a merchant, tirst of Westfieid, Massachu- 
setts, later of Hartford, whither he returne<l 
aliout the time of Kinj; I'htlip's war. He was 
treasurer of iji colony of Lonm-cticnt from if>78 
until his death, a jieriod of tliirty-nino years. 
His son John succeeded him in this office and 
held it for thirty-two year.s. He was a wealthy 
and distinijuishcd citizen. He married (tirst) 
( )ctol)er 5, \(>(x). Mary, dauj^hter of Hon. John 
I'vnchon and (.granddaughter of Hon. Williain 
I'ynchon. the founder of Sprin!.;ticM, .Massa- 
chusetts. Her mother was .Ann ( W'yllys) Pyn- 
chon, daughter of Hon. George VVyllys (not 
John). He married (second) in iC>~(>. .\nna, 
datigliter of Mathew .\llyn. Her mother was 
a daughter of Hon. William Smith, of Spring- 
tichl, and granddaughter of William I'ynchon. 
She was lK)rn .August 18, 1652, and died March 
3, 1735. at .\'ew Haven. Joseph Whiting died 
C)ctf>i)er 19. 1717. ChiMren of first wife: 
Mary, horn .August 19, 1672. married (first) 
Josef)h .'shcldon and (second) John .Ashley; 
Josej)h. ( )ctol)er 3, i'>74. died \iMmg. Children 
of .second wife: Anna, born August 2a, 1677, 
died .April 18, 1684; John. Xoveniher 13, i'V9' 
died young; Susanna, June 18. 1682. married 
(first) .Samuel Thornton, (sccontl) Thomas 
Warren: William. March 14. 1(185. died .Sep- 
tember 6, 1702: .Anna, .August 18, 1687; Mar- 
garet. January 5. lUyn. married Rev. Jonathan 
Mftrsh; John. December 15. i'>93. mentioned 

(in) Colonel John Whiting, son of Joseph 
and .Anna ( .\llyn ) Whiting, was born in Hart- 
ford. December 15. if*)^. He succeeded his 
father in 1717 as treasurer of the colony, hi->ld- 
ing the office for thirty-two years. He was a 
merchant in Hartford and a man of wealth and 
standing. He commanded a regiment in the 
French and Indian wars. He died February 12, 
17'Vi. He married Jerusha. daughter of Rich- 
ard Lord, of Hartford, grandson of Thomas 
Lord, one of the first settlers of the town of 
Hartford. She was born February 23, 1^99. 
and died October 21. 1776. in Windsor, Con- 
necticut. Children, born at Hartford: Joseph, 
January, 1713, died February. 1713: Abigail. 
July 24, 1718. died December 21. 1722: Je- 
rusha. Sejitember i(>, 1720. married Daniel 
Skinner, she died July Ti. 1803: Joseiib. Feb- 

ruary 14, 1722, died N'ovcmb'- •-"■ * 

February 16, 1724, niarried 
jamin Colton, died May 31, 1; 
17, 1727; Mary. August 25. 1729, mauicd julni 
Skinner; Susan, February 10, 1732: Sarah, 
April ^1. 1734 ; William, < >ctotKT 12, I73'>, died 
< )c toiler 19, 1773; .Allyn, June i^. 1740, men- 
tioned below; Elizalicth, June 25. 1743, died 
.August 14, 1750. 

(I\') Allyn, son of Colonel John and Je- 
rusha (Lord) Whiting, was lx>m June 23, 
1740; died I'ebruary o. 181K. .Allvn Whfting 
was a - ' '- - '-■- ■■ ' ■ ' • Skin- 

ner's I ll of 

light ll , , . and 

in Captam « Jzias liisseli s com|<any, Colonel 
Roger Enos" regiment in New S'orW. in 177S. 
He resided at West Hartford. II 

I'lizabcth , and he and his wif< 

church at ILnrtford. Children: .Al 
Septeinberfi 1759. died .March 2^^. 1 
.March, 1761, died October 3, 177" 
August, 1763, mentioned below; Abigail, Au- 
gust, 1766, died .August 29, 1773; Elijah, June, 
1769; Cibson, .August, 1772, died March 14, 
1826; Anna. March, 1774: Abigail, September. 
177^1, died November 2, 177'". 

( \' ) Joseph (2), son of .Allyn and Eliza- 
beth Whiting, was liorn in West Hartford, in 
.August, I7'^'3: died 1842. He marrie<l. in 
1784, Mary Cioodwin, born I7'>'^>. dieii 1833. 
He was a farmer and had the Ut\< • ^' - 
in the militia. Children, iH.rn in \ 
ford : Joseph, 1784, died 1813: M;ii 
Pajihro .Steele; Allen. July 4. 1788, mentioned 
below: Delia, married Samuel Phelps; Sally 
(/"iiKidrich, married Harry Phelps: Fniily, mar- 
ried Thomas Hurlbnrt; I'lavia, marrie<I Rtis- 
sell .Anderson : Nathan ; Eliza, married .Amos 
Ward : Henry K., married Mary Filleo. 

(\T) .Allen, son of Joseph (2) and Mary 
(Goodwin) Whiting, was Ixirn in West Hart- 
ford. July 4, 1788, and dicil there November 3. 
1871. He was a farmer. He married .Amanda 
.Alford, born June f\ iJ</\ died .April 3, 1849 
(see .Alford IX). Children, l»orn at West 
Hartford: Emerson .Alford, .August 23, 1818; 
Jo.scph P.. February 24, 1820; .'^auuiel P.. Sep- 
iembcr 10. 1821 : Elvira, Deceinl>er 3, 1822; 
.\lfred. March 21. 1824, mentioned below: 
Richard Henry. January 17, i82^>: John. July 
2_\. 1S27: Orson. January 21. 1820: Thomas, 
born November 22. 1830: .Amelia Jane. May 
3, 1833: William. January 14. 1835; Ellen, 
lune \C\ 1837. 

(\TI) .Alfred, son of .\llen and .Amanda 
(Alford) Whiting was Ixirn in West Hart- 
ford. March 21, 1824. and died May 3, 1905. 
He was educated in the public scho<ils of his 
native town. He engaged in business as a 



florist and nurseryman and was in active busi- 
ness about sixty years. He purchased a large 
tract of land in West Hartford and opened 
Whiting lane through his property from Farm- 
ington avenue to Park street. He planted the 
trees now standing on each side of this high- 
way and from time to time sold lots until at 
the time of his death he owned only the home- 
stead and a few acres. He had a green-house 
of some hundred thousand feet of glass, the 
largest in the vicinity of Hartford. He was 
a shrewd and successful business man, up- 
right and honorable in all his dealings and held 
in high esteem by all his townsmen. In politics 
he was a Republican, but never sought or held 
public office. He married, April 8, 1852. at 
West Hartford, Frances Elizabeth Gilbert, 
born at West Hartford, February 21, 1831 (see 
Gilbert VII). Their only child was Helen 
Frances, who resif'es on Whiting lane, West 
Hartford, on the homestead. 

( I he Gilbert Line). 
The family of Devonshire, England, to 
which Sir Humphrey Gilbert belonged was 
doubtless the same as that to which the early 
settlers of Windsor, Connecticut, of the Gil- 
bert name belonged. Jonathan settled early in 
Hartford, William and Thomas in Windsor, 
and Obadiah and Josiah, all presumably broth- 
ers, were in Connecticut by 1640. 

(I) William Gilbert settled at Windsor. It 
is believed that Captain John, mentioned below, 
was his son. 

( II ) Captain John Gilbert, believed to be the 
son of William, settled in Windsor, Connecti- 
cut, and was admitted a freeman May 21, 1657. 
The general court sold to him for ten pounds 
March 11, 1662-63, land lying between that of 
Captain Richard Lord and of John Culich "at 
ye landing place on the Rivulet both parcels 
being or lying in ye south meadow at Hart- 
ford." The court allowed him eleven pounds 
in consideration of a horse "that dyed in the 
country's service." He married. May 6, 1647, 
Amv, daughter of Thomas and Dorothy Lord, 
of Hartford. Children : John, born January 16, 

1648, died young; John, February 19, 1652-53; 
Elizabeth, February 12, 1655-56; Thomas, Sep- 
tember 14, 1658, married, September 27. 1681, 
Deborah Beaumont ; Amy. August 3, 1663 ; Jo- 
seph, .\pril 3. t666, mentioned below: James; 
Dorothy, married Palmer. 

(III) Joseph, son of Captain John and Amy 
(Lord) Gilbert, was born at Windsor, April 
3. 1666. He married (first) May 17, 1692, 
Mary Grosvenor ; (second) May 8, 1695, Eliz- 
abeth Smith, born November, 1672. Among 
the children of Joseph Gilbert was a son, Ben- 
jamin, mentioned below. 

(I\') Benjamin, son of Joseph Gilbert, was 
born May 11, 1704, and married. May 14, 
1730, Elizabeth Marshfield who died in 1772. 
They had a son, Benjamin, mentioned below. 

(\') Benjamin (2), son of Benjamin (i) 
and Elizabeth (Marshfield) Gilbert, was born 
September 25, 1737, in West Hartford, and 
died May 21, 1807. He was one of the found- 
ers of the Friends Church in Hartford. In 
1789 he was chosen deacon of the First Church 
of Hartford (Congregational), but in Decem- 
ber, 1794, he resigned the office, having joined 
the Quakers. A paper laid before the church 
at this time asking to be released from all 
bonds and covenants was signed by him, his 
son Charles. Ruth Gilbert and Charles Web- 
ster. The church voted at the next meeting 
to labor with them and not to accept their 
resignations. But the laboring proved futile, 
for the church voted, April i, 1802, that these 
persons having embraced the Quaker creed and 
kept away from all church services during so 
long a period be released from all church 
vows and left to go their own way. The 
Quaker church in West Hartford was estab- 
lished about this time, and the Gilberts gave 
the land for the church, burying ground and 
school house. Both church and school house 
have long disappeared, but the burying ground 
remains on Quaker lane. West Hartford, and 
many of the Gilberts were buried there. He 
married, August 2i. 1762, Anna Butler, born . 
November 16. 1745, died December. 1782. Chil- 
dren : Charles, born January 3, 1763, mentioned 
below ; Anne Hurlburt ; Elisha ; Nathan ; Eli- 

(AT) Charles, son of Benjamin (2) and 
Anna (Butler) Gilbert, was born January 3, 
1763; died October 7, 1812, at West Hartford. 
He owned large tracts of land in West Hart- 
ford and was a prosperous farmer. He was 
also a Quaker. He married, in 1787, Ruth 
Cadwell, born October 3, 1763, died March 
29, 1823. Children: i. Charles, born 1788, 
mentioned below. 2. Benjamin, born Novem- 
ber 23, 1791 ; built the house on the homestead 
just beyond \"anderbilt Hill ; married Rhoda 
Kellogg Cadwell, born May 27, 1796, died 
August 19. 1862; he died December 11, 1868; 
was also a Quaker in religion. 3. ]\Iary. 

(ATI) Charles (2), son of Charles (i) and 
Ruth ( Cadwell ) Gilbert, was born in West 
Hartford in 1788, and died there in 1851. He 
married Eliza Ann Cadwell. He inherited and 
acquired much real estate in his native place. 
He was a prosperous stock farmer and was 
also engaged in the meat provision business in 
Hartford. Children : Frances Elizabeth, born 
February 21. 1831, married. April 8. 1852, Al- 
fred Whiting, of West Hartford (see Whiting 


\lh; kiitii Amelia, Mary Ami, Charles, 
Alice Kiiza. 

( riic Alfonl Line). 

The surname Alford is identical with Al- 
vord, and is ui English oriKin. There are 
manv variations in spellinj.;. some ni theni 1k- 
inp Aiire<l. Alvard. Alvart. Alverd, Allord. Al- 
vcd. Alluord, Alhiard. Ullord. ( ijverd. ( >lv..rd, 
etc. The principal scat of the family in Eng- 
land was in county Somerset, where it was es- 
tablished very early. The name was a place 
name, derived from Aideford. a ford across a 
river. Kohertus Domimis cle Aldford was 
pt>vernor of a military statioTi, Aldiord C'astle. 
conunandinji an old fort! across the Dee above 
Chester. The connection of the Somer.set 
family with .Mdford Castle in Cheshire is 
early, but distinct. The Somerset family be- 
came land owners about i^lo. The coat-of- 
arms of the .\lford family is described as a 
-hield surmounted with the crest ; on a wreath 
of the ci>ulers, a boar's head couped or, in the 
mouth a broken spear arj^eiit. 

( I ) John .Mvord or .Mford was born about 
1475-S5 in iMitjland. and lived in the i)arish of 
\\ hitotaunton. county Somerset. 

( 11 ) Rev. .Mexandcr .Mford was born about 

130020. He married Agnes . and lived 

at W'hitestaunlon, in 1550. His will was 
dated December 22, 1576, and his widow's will 
was dated in 157". She was iiuried at West 
Monckton. county .Somerset, in 157!^. Chil- 
■ Iren: .Mary. Alice, FClinor. Solomon. William, 
John, llartholomew, I'ridget. 

( 1\') Thomas, grandson of Kev. .Alexander 
.Mford, married, .May 11, 1618, Joan Hawkins. 
Children: i. I'enedict. mentioned below. 2. .M- 
exander, baptized at r.ri(lge|)ort. county Dor- 
set. England, ( )ctobcr 15, 1627: died at North- 
ampton. .Massachusetts, October 3, 1^187; mar- 
ried at Windsor, Connecticut. I )ctober 29. 
1^)46, .Mary \'ore. resided at Windsor and. 
Northampton. 3. Joaima, bajitized at White- 
staunton, county Somerset. December 8, i'')22; 
died at Windsor. Connecticut, May 22. l'>84: 
married there May 6, iCq^. .Ambrose Fowler, 
and removed to Westfield, Massachusetts. 

( \' ) I'.enedict .Mford. the inunigraiit ances- 
tor of the .\lford family, son of Thomas and 
Joan (Hawkins) .Mford, was born probably 
at Whitestaunton. I-jigland, about I'>i5-i8. and 
died at Windsor. Connecticut. .April 23, i')83. 
All his descendants spell the name .Alford, 
while those of his brother .Alexander use Al- 
vord. He came with his sister Joanna to 
New England, settled in Windsor. Comiecti- 
cut. and was a sergeant in the Pefpiot war in 
May. I<^t37. In 1^)40 he was granted a home 
lot. He [irobably made a visit to England in 
1640. and was a witness to a deed in county 

.Somerset. He married ■ " • ' 

ber 2(1. |f>40. Jane .\. 

family of liroadway pai 

on the jury in April K143, and was cuti»tablc 

in lU/i U\< will wa' dnfe<l in r'>8v><4, antl 

his e.>-i. .... ,^^.p||_ 

ty-nin> He 

was a :... •■• •' 

Octoljcr 17, it»4i, his w: 
uary 13. 1^147, He wa- 
i'>78, to the fun<! for the jMJi.r 111 ..i!. 
Children : Jonathan, Ixirn June 1, i' , 
lienjamin, July 11, 1647, died .AuguM u. iy<-i. 
Josiah, July 6. i(>49, mentioned below; Eliza- 
beth, .SeptemlK-r 21, 1O51 ; Jcremiai), Decem- 
ber 24, K»53, 

(\'t) Josiah, son of lienedict and Jane 
( .Newton) .Alford. was Imrn at Windsor, C'on- 
necticut, July (1, \(>4>j. and died .May 10, 1722. 
He married. May 22, iCxj^, Hannah. ' -■ ^- v! 
8, if/>8, died .August 10, 1733, ■ 
Jimas Westover. Children: Ha: 
.March 12, i<^*>i: Josiah. December 27, i<"i<<. 
mentioned below : .Nathaniel. I'ebruary 10, 
\Cnj8; daughter, died July 8, 1704; Elizalieth, 
June 29. 1703; Dorothy, June 22. 1709. 

(\1I) Josiah (2), son of Josiah (i) and 
Hannah ( Westover) .Alford, was Ijorn Decem- 
ber 2~. ifx/t, and died in December. 17'!.'* Hr 
married, at Simsbury, Connecticut. ' 
i~2<K Mary (Case-Drake). lK>rn . 
Children : Josiah. born .August 13, 1;., , 
nab, .\pril 2, 1730; Elijah, December 14, 1732; 
lumice, ( )ctober 2<j. 1735: I'eletiah. .\i)ril 14, 
1 739, mentioned below ; Jesse, Scplcinbcr, 


(\HI) Peletiah, .son of Josiah (2) and 
.Mary (Case-Drake) .Alford, was born .April 
14. I7.V> -tkI <lit*l < )ctol)er 25, 1804. In 1776 
he served in Lieutenant Case's company, the 
Eighteenth Regiment of militia. I le married. 
September 22, i~(t8. .Anne Hacon.born July 13, 
1749. died .April 13. 1803. Giildren : Peletiah, 
Ixirn 17^19, mentioned Ix-low ; .Sanuiel. Septem- 
ber 13. 1770: .Aima. .March 24. 1772. died Sep- 
tember 18, 1773; Doris, November 23, 1773; 
Jonas, Iwrn September 19, 1775; Jabcz. July 
10. 1778. 

( IN ) Peletiah ( 2 ). son of Peletiah ( 1 ) and 
.Anne (Bacon) .Alford. was Iiom in itCk) and 

died in 1823. Hi - ' ' '• - - t7<,3, 

.Amanda Cadwell. ' i heir 

daughter .Amand.i ' sie 

Whiting \'l ). 

Thomas Sherwoo<|. l)orn in 
SHERWOOD<| Forest, Not- 
tingham. England. 1386. 
died in Fairfield. Connecticut. i'>33. He saile<l 
from Ipswich, .April 2t. i'>.V»- '" the goo<l ship 



"Francis," John Cutting, master, and landed in 
Boston, Massachusetts, in June of the same 
year, accompanied b}' his wife AHce, born 1587, 
and four children: Ann, born 1620; Rose, 
1623 : Thomas, 1624 ; Rebecca, 1625. He set- 
tled first at Wethersfield, where his name ap- 
pears on the second list of settlers other than 
those from Watertown. He settled in Fair- 
field as early as 1643, when his name appears 
on the Stamford land records. He served as 
deputy with Roger Ludlow in the general 
court, 1650. He brought with him to Fair- 
field his second wife, Mary , by whom 

he had six more children. His will is dated 
July 21, 1655, and proved October 26, 1655. 

(H) Thomas (2), son of Thomas (i) and 
Alice Sherwood, was born in England, 1624. 

He married (first) ■ ; (second) Ann, 

daughter of Benjamin and Mary Turney. Chil- 
dren : Mary, Benjamin, Samuel, Ruth, Abigail, 

(HI) Benjamin, son of Thomas (2) and 
Ann (Turney) Sherwood, died 1737. He mar- 
ried Sarah , born 1692. Children : Mary, 

Mindwell, Benjamin, Joseph, Noah, Sarah. 

(IV) Joseph, son of Benjamin and Sarah 
Sherwood, was born December i, 1702. Mar- 
ried, February 17. 1730, Sarah Osborn, born 
June, 171 1, daughter of Sergeant David and 
Dorothy Osborn. Children : Grace, Eleazer, 
Joseph, Jehiel, Grizel, David, Abel, Reuben. 

(V) Jehiel, son of Joseph and Sarah (Os- 
born) Sherwood, was born March i, 1739. He 
built, in 1765, on Greenfield Hill, his comforta- 
ble house, where with his wife (a very superior 
woman) he reared his ten children. He served 
•during the revolution, enlisting in Colonel 
Beebe's regiment: sergeant in 1775, at Fish- 
kill ; with Colonel Whiting in 1777, and ensign 
of Fourth Company, Fourth Regiment, Janu- 
ary, 1780. His house was used as a hospital 
for the wounded after Trvon's raid. He mar- 
ried, October 5, 1763, Sarah Squire, of Green- 
field Hill, Connecticut. ChildreJi : Squire, Je- 
hiel, Sarah, Lyman, Charity, Stephen, Abigail, 
Mabel, Lyman, William. After the death of 
his wife, about 1796, he disposed of the home 
farm to his son Stephen, and with his two 
youngest children settled on the ( )blong, nov. 
South East, Putnam county. New York, pay- 
ing for the farm when the line was finally es- 
tablished. At his death it became the property 
of his son Lyman and it has been in the pos- 
session of his family to the present time. The 
family burial plot is on this farm where the 
families of Jehiel and Lyman are all interred. 

(VI) Stephen, son of Jehiel and Sarah 
(Squire) Sherwood, was born April 20. 1775, 
died July 3, 1835. He married (first) Eulilla 
Goodsell, born February 8, 1776, died March 4, 

1814, daughter of David (born 1752) and 
Anna (Beers) Goodsell, granddaughter of 
Thomas (born December, 1731, died 1805) 
and Miriam (Bradley) Goodsell (born 1737), 
great-granddaughter of Rev. John (born De- 
cember 21, 1705, died December 27, 1763), 
and Mary (Lewis) Goodsell (born May 18, 
1706, died December 11, 1769), married July 
27, 1725, Rev. John, a graduate of Yale, 1724, 
and great-great-granddaughter of Thomas 
Goodsell, born in Somerset county, England, 
1646, died at East Haven, Connecticut, 1713; 
graduate of Trinity, Oxford University, 167^, 
New Haven. 1678, married, June 4, 1684, 
Sarah, daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Coo- 
per) Hemingway. Children of Mr. and Mrs. 
Sherwood: i. Alvah, born 1798, died unmar- 
ried. 2. Eliza, born May, 1800, died May, 
1888; she became the second wife of James 
Beers. 3. Oran, see forward. 4. Betsey, born 
October 29, 1807, died February 14, 1870; 
married (first) Uriah Banks; (second) Thom- 
as Merwin, born 1820, still living. 5. Norman. 
6. Anna Beers, born February 29, 1812, died 
February 12, 1883; married, October 4, 1832, 
Frederick B. Wakeman, born June 17, 1811, 
died February 3, 1893. Stephen Sherwood . 
married (second) ' May 15, 1816, Tamer, 
daughter of Moses and Abigail (Wakeman) 
Banks. Children : Sarah, William, Emily, 
Mary J., Frances, Wilson. 

(VII) Oran, son of Stephen and Eulilla 
(Goodsell) Sherwood, was born January 18, 
1804, died January 2, 1848. He started out 
in life as a teacher, but after his marriage 
opened a general store at Newburg, New York, 
but, possessing natural shrewdness, he soon 
saw a better opening in the lumber trade. He 
shortly afterward removed to New York City 
and opened a yard in Cherry street : he was 
very successful, conducting an excellent busi- 
-ness in mahogany and fine woods from Mexico 
and the West Indies. The schooner "Cham- 
pion," owned by him, was captured and the 
crew imprisoned during the Mexican war. 
They all received indemnity — act of Congress 
on Alexican war claims, 1850. He invested 
largely in real estate in the Adirondacks and 
in Fairfield, Connecticut, now Bridgeport ; he 
built a handsome residence on his property in 
Fairfield, and in 1840 took up his residence in 
that town, and in 1846 sold the house and a 
portion of the land to the late P. T. Barnum, 
who named it "Iranistan," and it became the 
well-known home of the famous showman. Mr. 
Sherwood soon after retired from active busi- 
ness, devoting his time to his home interests. . 
He died January 2, 1848, in the new house 
which he had erected near the old one. He 
married Fanny Wakeman, born June 27, 1804, 

CONM.t 1 11 If 


(littl March 21, 1S83. Chililren : 1. Kichimmd, 
born Aiitjust 15. 1S25, (lic<l June if>. iHij2; 
niarrictl llamiali Sworils : children: Lavinia, 
born iS'^, died December 21, i8iV>, married 
Georfje \V. Warner; Jessie, born 18.%, dietl 
Sei)tenil)cr j8. 181JO. 2. Franklin, see forward. 
3. Lavinia. Imrn heceniber iH. lH_?3; niarrie<l, 
April 3. 1S55. John M. lli>lcomb; died No- 
veniber 24. 1S57. 4. Houston, lioni Se[)teni- 
ber 4. 1835. liied May 29. 183(1. 3. Fannie, 
born April c^. 1841 ( Mrs. \Vhitini;). 

(\'lll) I'Vanklin. son of ( )ran and l-"anny 
( Wakeman ) Sherwood, was born Jime 28, 
1829. died January 3, 1908. He was born and 
educated in New York City and came to 
Hridfjeport with liis father in 1840. Having 
been a lover of books and study, he early be- 
came interested in newspaper work, associat- 
injj himself with several duriiitj his younger 

He is best known as the cilitor of Tlw 
I.Ciiiii'i . a famous weekly paper that dealt 
almost exclusively with city politics. This he 
published from February 21. 1872, to 1899; it 
was dnrin;; this time that he gave to the i)ub- 
lic his famous reminiscences — ■'P.ridgeport As 
It Was" — which was eagerly sought after by 
those desiring a comiilete history of the city's 
political and Inisiness life. In this history he 
brought to the work the aid of his remarka- 
ble memorv and his storehouse of records and 
papers which were unsur|)assed in reference to 
nridgejiort and the surrounding country. He 
was of marked indejiendence. and despised the 
modern nioiles of jiolitics, and was a strong 
believer in ".America for the .-Xmcricans." He 
married, December 24, 1854, Mary A. Weller, 
born 1839. died Xovember 14. I<p8. Children: 
I. Franklin Jr.. horn June 2d'. iSUi; married, 
January 7. 1S83. Jessie Ilotchkiss. liorn Ai)ril 
1, i8^>o; children: Mabel Richmond, born Oc- 
tober 21. 1883: F-annie Hotchkiss, April 3, 
1891 ; I-'ranklin. February 29. |89(). 2. Rich- 
mond, born .August 8. 1861 ; married Irene 
Lyon: child. Ruth, born October 8. 1889. 3. 
Charles Henry, born May 2j. 1868: married, 
Sei)teniber 2-. 1893. .Mice S. Piercy : child, 
lliftiii) R<i'(|, burn C)ctober8, 1896. 

The ancient English surname 
CLRTl.S.S Curtis is also siiellcd Curtiss. 

Curtesse. Curteis and Curtoys. 
Stejihen Curtiss was of .\p)ile.lore, Kent, 
about 1450, and several of his descendants 
were mayors of Tenterden. a town where 
many settlers in Scituate, Massachusetts, 
came from. The family has also lived from 
an ancient date in county Sussex. The an- 
cient coat-of-arms is thus described: .\rgent 
a chevron sable between three bulls heads cn- 

Ijoi'hcil gule-. t tr~i .\ \iniKini )>.i- nf Ih:- 
tween four trees pruper. 

( I I \\ illiam Lurti«s. ihc ancestor, live«l in 
l-'.ngl.ind and irubably died there. His widow 
l''.Ii/:ilietli an<l ><.ins John and William settled 
in Stratford, Connecticut, in i'>39. 

( II ( William (2). sen of William ( I) Cur- 
tiss, came to Stratford, (onneclicut, with his 
wiilowed mother Flizabetb and his brother 
John. I le was one of the first settlers of the 
place in 1^)39. He married (first* Mary 

; (second) about 1680, Sarah, widow 

of Fnsign William fioodrich, ■■:' 
field. Connecticut, and ilaugbter 

Morris, of Hartford. He died Ik .:. 

1702. His will was dated December 15, 1702, 
and proved DecemlK'r 31, 1702. His wife died 
about the time he did. The will of his njother 
I'lizabeth was proved June 4. 1^165. (.'hil- 
dren: Sarah, Ixjrn (Jctober i ■■ ■ r 
than, l-ebruary 14, i'^>44: 
I, 164O; .\bigail, .April 21. 1 
vcmber 16, 1O52; Flizabet ij, 

1654; Ebenezer. July 6. 1O5; , No- 

vember 14, l'i59, mentioned Itt ln\ , Josiah, 
August 30, \(/i2. 

(Ill) Zachariah, son of William (2) Cur- 
tiss, was born November 14, i'j.V;. died June, 
174S. He married Hannah, daughter of Na- 
thaniel Porter. She died in 1738, aged sev- 
enty-three years. Chiltlren : Zachariah. men- 
tioned below ; Nathaniel, married Hannah 
Wales, November 2~, 1712; Jeremias. bap- 
tized .May. 1706. 

(I\) Zachariah (2), son of Zachariah ( i) 
Curtiss, died June 12. 1748. He married 

Mary . Giildren : .Mitchell. Ix-rn 1 -■■ 

ary, 1721-22; Eunice, October 3. 1722; M 

November r>, 1724; Rhoda. I 

Ileulah, February 5, 1727--" 
tember 21, 1729: Susannah. ' 

( \' ) Mitchell, son of Zachanaii (21 Cur- 
tiss. was Ixmi September 21. 172*;. He mar- 
ried, February 11. 1733, Phebe, 
Deacon Thomas Peet. Children 
born September 17. 1/33: Dam. i 
January 3. 1733. mentioned below; 
.\nne. November 7. I73^>: Pheln;. July. 1 , 
Isaac, December. i7'/». 

(\T) Daniel Mitchell, son of Nfitchdl Cur- 
tiss, was Imrn January 3. 1753. '' 1 

Hepsy P.urr, June 24, 1778. CI 
tus liurr, lx>rn January ij, \J^\ \ 

below; EIv, SeptemlK-r' If), 1781 ; Mary, Feb- 
ruary 14, 178^1; Daniel, March 8. 1788; Hep- 
sibah, September if), i/'io. 

(\IIi lu.stns P.urr. son of Daniel Mitchell 
Curtiss. was born January 27, 1780. He re- 
si<led at NichoK. ( onnecticut, where he was 
1 ,. in, .nil I and iiiiRT. and died there. He 



married Huldah Edwards, of Chestnut Hill, 
Fairfield county, Connecticut. Children : El- 
liott Plumb, Henry, Aiunson. Emeline, Ma- 
tilda, Silvia, Susan, Elizabeth, who married 
Aaron Sherwood. 

(VHI) Elliott Plumb, son of Justus Burr 
Curtiss, was born at Nichols, Connecticut, 
April 22, 1 8 14. He was educated in the dis- 
trict school. In his youth he became inter- 
ested in the manufacture of saddle-trees, a 
then flourishing industry at Nichols. He 
worked at his trade one year in St. Louis. Mis- 
souri, then returned to Nichols and worked 
until the factory at Nichols was abandoned, 
when he engaged in farming and continued at 
that until his death, i\Iarch 10, 1896. He was 
interested in public affairs and for many years 
served in the state militia. He was one of the 
founders of the Methodist Episcopal church 
and a prime mover in building the present 
building. He married Clarissa, born at Green- 
field Hill, daughter of David and Lucy Bulk- 
ley, who were the parents of two children : 
Clarissa, mentioned above, and Lucy, who 
married Bond, of New York. Chil- 
dren : Hamilton, died in infancy ; Lizzie, died 
young; Isabel, married Horace P. Nichols, of 
Nichols; Elliott Plumb Jr., mentioned below; 
Nathan Bulkley, born j\Iay 14, 1857, in part- 
nership for many years with his brother in the 
firm of Curtis Brothers, dealers in stoves and 
heaters, and plumbers ; this partnership con- 
tinued until the death of Elliott P. in 1894, 
when the business was closed out, and in 
1898 he formed a partnership with Abraham 
Wellington in the same line of business. This 
continued until 1906 when he bought out Mr. 
Wellington, since which time he has conducted 
the business alone. In politics he is a Repub- 
lican, was an assessor of Nichols for several 
years, and was also on the school board, act- 
ing as school visitor for several years. Has 
taken an active part in the Methodist Episco- 
pal church in Nichols, having served several 
years on the board of stewards and fourteen 
years as superintendent of Sunday school. He 
married. October 20, 1881, at Cornwall, Con- 
necticut. Mary Ann. daughter of Rev. \^'il- 
liam T. Gilbert ; children : Clifford Gilbert, 
born July, 28, 1883 ; Elizabeth Bulkley, May 
7, 1885, deceased; John Burr, October 6, 1887'; 
Cornelia, June 4, 1889, died in infarcv. 

(IX) Elliott Plumb (2) Curtis (as he 
spelled the name, although his children spell 
it Curtiss), son of Elliott Plumb (i) Curtiss, 
was born at Nichols, July 26, 1853, died July 
24, 1894, at Bridgeport. He attended the pub- 
lic schools of his native town and the Strong 
School. He began his career in the Bridge- 
port post office, where he remained two vears. 

Th.en became a clerk in the drug store of L. 
W. Booth, where he remained two years. He 
was then in the employ of the John S. Way 
Alanufacturing Company of Bridgeport, after 
which he became a partner with John H. 
Flinch, in the grocery business in Shelton, 
where he remained three years. He entered 
partnership with his brother, Nathan Bulkley 
Curtis, under the firm name of Curtis Broth- 
ers, buying the Leavenworth store in 1884. 
They carried on an extensive business as 
plumbers and dealers in stoves and furnaces 
for a period of ten years. His death cut short 
a promising career. He had demonstrated un- 
usual business ability and had his life been 
spared would have taken a prominent place in 
the business world. In politics he was a Re- 
publican. He was a member of all the Ma- 
sonic bodies, including the Commandery ; of 
the Roof-Tree Club ; a member of the Metho- 
dist Episcopal church, and took a great inter- 
est in that. He was a man who loved his 
home' and preferred the society of his family 
to any club, and his memory is fondly cher- 
ished by his widow and children. He was be- 
loved by all who knew him for his many fine 
qualities of heart and mind. 

He married, fune. 1883. at Bridgeport. 
Anna Belle Hatcli Hall (see Flail MI). Chil- 
dren: Clara, born December 11, 1884; Elliott, 
May 7, 1886. a clerk in the Pequonnock Bank ; 
Mildred Rebecca, August 16. 1888: Louise 
H., January 15, 1892. 

(The Hall Line). 

( I ) Francis Hall, immigrant ancestor, was 
the son of Gilbert Hall, who lived in Kent, 
England. He came to America from Mil- 
ford, county of Surrey, with his brother Wil- 
liam, in the ship with Rev. Henry Whitefield 
and the latter's company, ^^'illiam Hall set- 
tled in Guilford. Connecticut, and Francis in 
New Haven, where he arrived in time to par- 
ticipate in a meeting of colonists held June 4, 
1639. The following year he joined in the en- 
terprise of planting a new settlement at the 
head of a small inlet on Long Island Sound, 
which they named Fairfield. At this time Mr. 
Hall was thirty-two \ears old. In 1654 he 
purchased land in Fairfield, and in 1659 more 
land in Stratford, Connecticut, where he set- 
tled several years later. Here he was an attor- 
ney-at-law, and continued his practice almost 
to the time of his death. In 1669 he held 
the office of constable in Stratford, and Alay 
ri, 1676. was a deputy to the general court 
held in Hartford. He married (first) in Eng- 
land, Elizabeth , who with two sons, 

Isaac and Samuel, came with him from Eng- 
land. She died, it is supposed in Fairfield 

6//^o// 9'. ^u.a: 

A A I'.i 1 i< I 1 


July ^>. i(''>S- lie niarricil (si-cciii'l), ( Vtohcr 
30, i'>^>5, l)<in)tliy, widow of John I'.laki-man, 
and dauj^htcT of Rev. Henry Smith. I-Vancis 
Hail died March 3, {f<H<j-(jo. His will was 
dated May (>. i()H(>. and proved March 14, 
lAS(;-i)(). thildren: Isaac. Iiorn in l-ji),'lan<l. 
niiMitior.ciI below; ."^aiiniel, alxuit i'>,?5; .\Iarv, 
Elizalieth, Rebecca, died March jS, ifxjo; 
Hannah, married, July 14, if)75, Joscj)!! lilakc- 
man. of Stratfnrd. 

(Ill Dr. Isaac Hall, son of Francis Hall was 
born about \(>2ij. in the county of Kent, I-'nf:;- 
land. and came to this country with his parents 
when a boy. He settled in l'"airfield with his 
father, and became an eminent |)hysician and 
surgeon. In the latter capacity he rendered 
service in the colonial militia during the Indian 
wars, for which he received a jjrant of land in 
I-'airfield. Previously, in if>t>o. he had received 
from his father a large estate in the same 
town. He took the oath of fidelity to the colo- 
nial fjovernmcnt in if>5y. He is sujjposed to 
have been a i)roprictor oi W'allingford, Con- 
necticut, in if>70. He married. Jamiary iC>, 
if/id. Lydia. daughter of Xicholas Knapj). nf 
[•"airfield, who survived him. He diecl in I'air- 
field, in 1714. Children: Isaac, born .\dvem- 
ber 8. i''/)7, mentioned below; Sarah, May 3. 
i6f)8; Lydia, September 20, 1670; liilizabeth, 
November 11. 1^^172; Sanniel. September 14. 
1674: I'rancis, September 2f\ \(t~fi: John, 
I'ehruary 8, if •77, died yoimg; John, January 
.V "'7';: Mary, .\ugust 7. i(>8i ; .Abigail. .\i)ril 
I. i'h83; Jonathan. December 2. 1084. 

( III ) Isaac (2). son of Dr. Isaac (1 ) Hall, 
was born Xovember 8. 1C167. He married 

(first) about K183. Hannah . who died 

in i(x>4. He married (second) Sarah .\nn 

, widow. He became a physician and a 

l>artner with his father in the practice of 
medicine in i')8o. He died in Redtling, Con- 
necticut, in .\ugust. i757-''7. Children: Sam- 
uel, mentioned below; Isaac; Lydia, baptized 
.Scptemlier, I098; llurgcs, ba|)tized Xovember, 
1701, in Stratford: Jesse, baptized 1703. in 
Stratford; .\sa, baptized I'ebruary, 1705-of). 
in Stratford: Joshua, baptized Xovember. 
170S. in Stratford: .Ann. baptize<l July, 171 1, 
in Stratford; Jane, baptized December. i~i2. 
in Stratford. 

il\) Samuel, son of Lsaac (2) Hall, ilied 
I'ebruary 8, 1734. He married, July 21). 1714. 
Sarah .SilJiman. Children: David, born July 
12. 1715, died February 15. 1725: Martha. 
.April 9, 1717; Samuel. December 16, 1720: 
Xathanicl. Xovember 3. 1721 ; F'benczer. 
March 12. 1723, mentioned below; Sarah, 
February 20. 1724: Mary. ScptemlK-r 18, 
I72f>: David, June 20. 1728: .Abel, July 12, 

(\) Fl.eii./,i. > .^.,,,,.,,1 Hall, was 

Ixirn .March 12, 1723. He married and had 
a son Daniel, mentioned below. 

(\'I) Daniel, son of KlK-nezcr Hall, was 
born November y, 1758. He marrie.l Jem- 
ima Turney. l)orn May 28. ijiu. G»ildrcn : 
labiiha. .\lal)el, liirney. .\lan>->n. see fi>r- 
war<l, Zalnion. .Alban, lUnjamin. 

(\II) .Manson, son of Daniel Hall, was 
Ixjrn in Trumbull, Connecticut, September 25, 
i-<t<x die<l June 18, iW>3. He married Sophia 
.Shelton I'.dwanls. iKjrn Octolicr 2, I7<>5. at 
Lcing Hill, dieil January 7. 18(12. Oiildren; 
I. .Slulton l.ynson. I)<«rn April 11. 1813; niar- 
rieil, in 1845, Klizaln-th 1'. .\ppleton ; children: 

i. Mary .\ppleton. married .\m<is, 

child. Slary, died 1883; ii. Jnmp< Appleton, 
ilmwned ; iii. I\lizabelh Slub n ; iv. 

Saiuuel Kilward .\pi leton, : the 

Cniversity of Wisconsin; ni.u.M.i 1 u liii S, 
Diirant, of Racine. July, iHUfy; v. Sarah 
I'uller .Appleton. deceased. 2. Samuel Bald- 
win, born May 3, i8ifi, died Decemlnrr >ji, 
1870: marrie<l, December 23. 1843. Sarah 
Walker: children: i. Louise .Stirling Hall. 
born .September 22. 184(1. died in 18.H7; ji 
I'rank .S\lvaiuis Mall, born Ma\ 13, 1830, died 
in 1888 of heart disease. 3. Harriet, born 
November <). 1817. died .April 13, 1843; mar- 
ried. June. 1838, James D. Mrinsmadc ; chil- 
dren : i. I'ranklyn i'. Mrinsmadc, Ixirn June 
(\ 1840. married Julia I'ardee: children: 
H.ittie and lora Itrinsmade: ii. Ilatiie S. 
I'.rin-<made. <hed aged eighteen months. 4. 
Charles Hobart. born March 2. 1819; marrietl, 
l"ebruary 12. 1830. Delia Plumb; daughter, 
Flla Flizabeth Hall, lx>rn I'ebruary 24, 1871. 
married, June 2J. i<;oo. ICdward ( ). .Mara. 
3. Claudius Mamford, born December (>, 1821 ; 
ma^ried, Jidy i, 1847, .Anna \'. I'erry; chil- 
dren: i. .Austin P. Hall, born October 9, 
1830: ii. Clifford P. Hall, January ri. 1837; 
iii. I'rank P. Hall, 1839 :'iv. Carlton Hall. 

6. Fdwarrl Turney. Ixirn .\ugnst 28, 1823: 
married. May. i83(>, .*^arah Jennings; (sec- 
ond) .Mary lluckley: child of first wife: Min- 
nie, died June. i8o<): children of sec<«ni| wife: 
Kugene, Marietta. Fdwarrl, (.linton, die<l 1^102. 

7. < )rmel .Alanson. Inirn .\pril i. 1823: mar- 
ried. July. 1848, Rebecca Nichols Hatch: 
chililren: i. Anna Marie Hall, died aged four 
years, eight months; ii. Oimel Howard Hall. 
married Lucinda ( j. Clark, deceased; one 
child, deceased: married (sccon<l> Carrie 
Lock-wood; children: Ormel Hnwarrl, Jr. and 
Raymond Hall; iii. Aima lielle Hatch Mall, 
married Flliott I*. Curti-s. and bad a sun and 
three daughters (see Curtiss L\ ) : iv. Mel- 
ville I'dwards Hall, married Mary Hammond: 
children: Mav ami (iladvs Hall: v. Freder- 



ick W'illey Hall, married Stella Nichols: chil- 
dren: Pauline and Ruth Hall; vi. Daniel Clif- 
ford Hall, married Grace Boughton ; children : 
Grace Boughton and Helen Hall. 8. Eliza 
Jane, born March 3, 1827; married, March 
22, 1866, James D. Brinsmade, whom her 
sister Harriet had formerly married : died 
August 6, 1904; child, Charles Edwards 
Brinsmade, married Ada Fairchild : children : 
Dora, Mittie and Arthur Dwight Brinsmade. 

9. Francis Leander, born June 15, 1828; mar- 
ried Esther Andrews, and died June 2j, 1867. 

10. Theodore Sturges, born September 3, 
1829, died February 22, 1867, aged thirty- 
six years. 11. Rnfus Warren, born December 
13, 1830; married Emily Smith: children: 
Adna, Emma, Mary Sophia, Rufus Warren : 
the father died June 4, 1880, aged fifty. 12. 
Susan Ann, born January 23, 1832, died Feb- 
ruary 12, 1895: married Charles E. Plumb: 
children : i. Willard Plumb, married Ida Sum- 
mers : ii. Eddie Plumb, died October 28, 1863, 
aged four years ; iii. Frank Plumb, married, 
November 2y , 1890, Lizzie Tait ; iv. Arthur 
Plumb, now deputy sheriff in Bridgeport, 
Connecticut : married, November 27, 1890, 
Lottie Bennett, deceased. 13. George Au- 
gustus, born January 8, 1835, died June 30, 
1839. 14. Julia Gorham, October 2, 1836; 
married, December 25, 1861, Stephen M. 
Nichols, died July 29. 1870 (see Nichols IX). 
15. George Augustus, born March 14, 1838; 
married Lottie Loper ; children : i. Clarence 
Loper, died aged three years ; ii. Frank Loper, 
died- in infancy : iii. George A. Loper, mar- 
ried, in 1887, Emily Garlick : they reside in 
California ; have one daughter, Irene ; iv. 
Lottie Loper, died December 3, 1885. 

(HI) Josiah Curtis, son of Will- 
CURTIS iam (2) Curtis (Curtiss) (q. 
v.), was born in Stratford, Au- 
gust 30, 1662. He married (first) Abigail, 
daughter of Lieutenant Joseph and Sarah Jud- 
son, of Stratford, in July, 1692. She died in 
1697, and he married (second) ]\Iary, 
daughter of Benjamin and Mary Beach, of 
Stratford. In May, 17 14, he was appointed 
captain of the train band of Stratford by the 
general court, and in 1716 he was deputy to 
the general court. On December 29, 1725, he 
was permitted, with John Wilcoxson, Jr., to 
build a saw mill on the Halfway river. He 
died in 1745, and his wife died in 1759. His 
will was proved November 20, 1745, at Fair- 
field. Children, born in Stratford : W'illiam, 
September 22, 1693 : Abigail, 1695 : Anna, 
1697: Eunice, .'\ugust i, 1699: Abraham, men- 
tioned below: Josiah, January 6. 1702-03: 
Benjamin, December 25, 1704; Peter, April 

I, 1707; Matthew, December 16, 1708, died 
young: Mary, July 25, 171 1; Matthew, De- 
cember I, 1712: Charles, January i, 1715-16; 
Mehitabel, January i, 1715-16. 

(IV) Abraham, son of Josiah Curtis, was 
born in Stratford, May 16, 1701. He mar- 
ried Elizabeth, daughter of John and [Mary 
\Velles, of Stratford, February 25, 1724-25. 
She died in Stratford, August 31, 1770. He 
died there September 7, 1779. Children, born 
in Stratford : Stephen, mentioned below : Eliz- 
abeth. November 25, 1729. 

(V) Stephen, son of Abraham Curtis, was 
born in Stratford, June 3, 1727. He married 
(first) Tabatha Beardslee, July 28, 1745; 
(second) Sarah Judson, October 17, 1749. 
She died November 2, 1794, and he died May 
8, 1806. His will was filed in Bridgeport, 
Connecticut, June 2, 1806. Children, all born 
in Stratford: Abraham, November, 1747, 
died young: James. August 17, 1748; Sarah, 
October 10, 1750: Jerusha, August i. 1751, 
died young; Jerusha, March 21, 1753; Abra- 
ham, February 6, 1754 : Hannah, July 14, 
1755 : Stephen Judson, July 5, 1757, died June 
17, 1760: William. August, 1758: Stephen 
Judson, 1761 : Sarah, August 4, 1765: Belle, 
February 6, 1767; Phebe, September 6, 1769; 
Levi, mentioned below. 

(VI) Levi, son of Stephen Curtis, was 
born in Stratford. March 26, 1772. He mar- 
ried (first) Sarah ; (second) Eliza- 
beth L^fford. He died in Stratford. February 
21, 1854. Children, all born in Stratford: 
Phebe : Betsey, married Robert Lovejoy ; 
Cornelia, married George Wellington Shelton ; 
Sarah, married Isaac Wells ; Elbert : Stephen, 
mentioned below ; Willis : Peter, born April 
3. 1797; Matthew, December 16, 1808: Mary; 
Martha ; Charles ; Mehitable. 

(VII) Stephen (2), son of Levi Curtis, was 
born at Stratford, 1799, died there in 1861. 
He followed farming in his native town, and 
also engaged in fishing in the Connecticut 
river, being the owner of a number of seine 
rights. He was also a Thomsonian doctor. 
He married Alaria Birdseye, of Stratford. 
She died there at the age of eighty-eight 
years. Children : Calvin, died young ; Calvin ; 
Thaddeus : Robert ; George ; Sarah, who mar- 
ried Preston Henry Hodges in 1879, he is now 
deceased, she is still living in Stratford. 

(\TII) Robert George, son of Stephen (2) 
Curtis, was born at Stratford, June 2. 1825, 
died October 4, 1910. He received his edu- 
cation in the public schools and the Stratford 
Academy. He assisted his father in farming 
and fishing, and followed those occupations 
all his life. He inherited from his grand- 
mother two seine rights on the river, and 



when tlic shad used tn run |ili.-ntiltilly made 
a considerable income iruiu them, though 
good shad were tlien sold fur only a nickel 
each. ()i late years he made a specialty of 
general farming, lie iiad much >kill with 
tools. With the aid of a carpenter he huilt 
his own house. an<l in his home are tables, 
bookcases and a grandfather's cluck, which 
he made. The clock especially is an exquisite 
bit uf workmanshij). lie was an ardent Re- 
publican in politics. He attended the Congre- 
gational church. lie belonged lo no clubs or 
organization>, and <levuted himself to his 
home and family. I le was highly esteemed 
by his townsmen for his many good qualities 
of mind and heart, his integrity and sound 
judgment. lie married. ( )ctobcr 24. 1850, 
Sarah Wells, born June 8. 1825. died June 
15, i<>05. Chililren : 1. Uelle. born l-'ebruary 
13, 185J. dieil at Stratford. .March J2, 1859. 
2. .Ailing, born Se])tember 7, i85f>, 
married Dr. Lewis, of Stratford, .\i)ril 2y, 
1886. and they have six children : Robert Cur- 
tis, born March 3, 1888; I'rederick Bradley, 
July .V i88(); Eleanor Wells, ."September 24. 
i8ix>: b^stber Coe, November 5, 1891 : Claribel 
May. December _^i. i8gJ: Clarence Birdsey, 
February 24, 181)4. .1 Maria Birdsey, born 
June 13, 18^)2. 

(Ill) Thomas Curtis, son of 
t L'RTIS John Curtis (([. v.). was born 
at Stratford. January 14. i^qS. 
He was admitted a freeman in Clctober, 1670. 
He was captain of the train band in Walling- 
ford, was one of the ori_'inal proprietors of 
W'allingford in Octol)er. \(>f*). and a signer 
of the oriu'inal covenant, ami wa< also a sur- 
veyor. His name appears among tliose acting 
at a church meeting in i^i/O. the earliest rec- 
ord of the town. He was dejiuty to the gen- 
eral court in i<)8o-i7i4-i7 : constable i(v8i : 
town treasurer in i(k86. In fa:t during bis 
long life he tilled almost ever\ ollice in the 
gift of his felluw town>men. \\\< will was 
filed May 3. I7.V>. lH.M|ueathing to wife and 
children. He m:irried, June u, l'^i74. Mary, 
flaughter uf Nathaniel, suldier in I'equot war, 
I'l.V'. and .Abigail Merriman. of Wallingford. 
Children, lK)rn at Wallingford: Mary. Octo- 
ber i,v i'>75: Nathaniel. .May 14. 1077, men- 
tioned below; Samrel. l-'ebruary .^, 1(178: l-"liz- 
abetb, September 11. if>8o: Hannah. Decem- 
ber _^ 1*182: Thomas \ugu-t 20. 1^X5: Sarah, 
October i, 1687; Abigail, November 3, 1689; 
Jo>.e|ib, October 1, i(n)i : Jemima, January 15, 
i(K)4: Reltecca. August 21, i'>07: John, -Sep- 
tember 18. I(KX). 

CIV) Nathaniel, son of Thomas Curtis, was 
l«irn at Wallingfor<l. May 14. 1^)77. He was 

a farmer in that part of .Meridcn. call..! I'alK 
Plains, now Hanover. He wa- 
1 7 17, constable in 1729, ami b' 
other town offices. He died Mai 
\\i- will was filed at New Haven, 
He married (first) .\pril 6, 1697, .--.....,, ,.,..,, 
uf Wallingford; >he ilied December 13. 1700. 
He married (secomh July >,. i.-j. Sarah, 
daughter of Zachariah and ^tiert) 

How, of Wallingford; 'v 4. 

1740. ageil sixty-five. He 
( )clober 11. 1741, I'liek- Baf 

of .Micah I 'aimer, of Branfoi 

uary 5, 1763. aged sixty-nine. Children. Ixirn 
at \\allingford : Benjamin, mentioned liclow ; 
Hannah, l-ebruary 19. 1705; Moses, August 
<>, 170^1; Knos, .March 19. 1708; Nathan, May 
12, 1709; Jacob, .\ugu>t 23. 1710; Sarah, 
March 30, 1712: Aliigail, .April 9, 1713; 
Kliada. March 30, 1714; Comfort, October 30, 
I7i(>: Nathaniel. January 1, 1718; Rho<la. 

(\') I'lCnjamin. son of Nathaniel Curtis, 
was iKirn at Wallingford, .April 27, 1703. He 
was admitted to the .Meriden church. May 10, 

1731. In 1744-53 he was titlr- ' — r 

surveyor of highways. Hi- 
ber 12, 1727. .\liriam. daught' 
Hope C(K>k, of Wallingford. He died C>ct<j- 
ber 30, 1754: she <lied May 29, 1776, aged 
seventy-four. ChiKlren, liorn at Wallingford: 
E-.tlier. October 2. 1728; .Abel, December 22, 
1720; Susannah, Noveml)er 9. 1732: I^iis. 
September 30, 1733: Benjamin, mentioned !«.•- 
low: Miriam, .August 30, 1737; Sarah. May 
-0. '739: Ruth. September 21, 1741; Aaron, 
November 8. 1744. 

(\ I) Benjamin (2). son ■ ' " m d) 

Curtis, was born in parish < ' )cto- 

bcr 2j. 1735. He was town - :. 1775- 

7(1 .nnd signed the oath of fidelity m 1777. 
I Ic was one of the largest landowners in Wall- 
ingfor<l and became a most prominent citi- 
zen. He was a man of strong individuality, 
shrewd and succe>;sful. He served in the 
French and Indian wars in 1758. He mar- 
rieil. .March 31, I7<13. .Mindwell. daughter of 
Daniel Hough, of same parish. He died Jan- 
uary 1(1. 1822: she died June 8. 1807. Chil- 
dren: I.iicy, born February 14. 176.1: .Aaron. 
February 9. 1705: Benjamin. Nfav 10, 17'i'S; 
Fiinice, January 13. 17^18: .Ama.s.i. Jjme 19. 
1770; Ivah. October 10. 1771 (son): Elisha. 
June ro. 1773: Lvdia. Nf.iy 4. 1775: Ruth. 
Nfarch 18. 1777: .\mos. .April 14. 1779: Sam- 
uel. June 30, 1781 ; I.yilia. February 5. 1785: 
Asalicl. mentioned below: Roswcll. December 
24. 1788. 

f\'in Asahel. ■^on of Benjamin (2) Curti«. 
was born in parish of NJeriden in Walling- 
ford, July 2, 1786. He was a member of 



'Compass Lodge, of Wallingford, and charter 
member of Meriden Lodge in 1851 and the 
first senior warden. He was appointed en- 
sign by Governor Oliver Wolcott, May 20, 
1820; tax collector, June 6, 1825; town treas- 
urer, June 18, 1834; representative to the gen- 
eral assembly from Meriden in 1836. He was 
a private in the war of 1812. He married, 
November 8, 1812, Mehitable, daughter of 
Augustus and Anna (Grinnell) Redfield, of 
Clinton, Connecticut ; she was descended from 
William Redfield, one of the early settlers, 
and Anna (Grinnell) Redfield was a descen- 
dant of John and Priscilla Alden. Children, 
born at Meriden: Jennett, March 14, 1814; 
Phebe Ann, June 21, 1815 ; Benjamin Upson, 
July 20, 1817; Asahel, February 25, 1821 ; 
George Redfield, mentioned below. 

( Vni) George' Redfield, son of Asahel Cur- 
tis, Was born at Meriden, December 25, 1825, 
died May 20, 1893. He was educated in the 
public schools, and started in business in Mid- 
dletown, Connecticut. After a few years he 
began to teach school near Rochester, New 
York, and a year or so later in ]\Ieriden, Con- 
necticut. About 1850 he became teller in 
the Meriden Bank and in 1852 when the Mer- 
iden Britannia Company was organized, he 
accepted the oflice of treasurer of that com- 
pany and held it until his death. He was also 
president of the Meriden Silver Plate Com- 
pany, Meriden Gas Light Company, Meriden 
Electric Railroad Company and a director of 
numerous other corporations. He was mayor 
■of Meriden, 1879-81, and filled many other 
positions of trust and honor. He was always 
■deeply interested in St. Andrew's Church and 
was junior and senior warden for many years, 
and many times its delegate to the diocesan 
conventions, and in 1892 was state delegate 
to the general convention of the Protestant 
Episcopal Church in Baltimore, Maryland. 
He gave generously to All Saints Memorial 
Church in Meriden, which his sister, Mrs. 
R. A. Hallam, had donated, and the day be- 
fore his death presented a new rectory to the 
church. He married. May 22. 1855. Augusta, 
•daughter of Jesse and Sophia (Talmadge) 
Munson, of Bradford, New York (see Mun- 
son VH). Children, born at Meriden : George 
Munson, mentioned below ; Frederick Edgar, 
born August 12, 1861, died September 10, 
1869: Agnes Deshon, April 10, 1863: mar- 
ried, May 22, 1890, Allen B. Squire, and died 
May 20, 1900. 

(IX) George Munson, son of George R. 
Curtis, was born at Meriden, May 27, 1857. 
He received his education in the public schools 
of Meriden, the Military School at Cheshire 
and Trinity College, Hartford. He began his 

business life as a clerk in the oftice of the 
Meriden Britannia Company and was its as- 
sistant treasurer for five years. Upon the 
death of his father he was elected treasurer 
and held that office until the company was 
merged with the International Silver Com- 
pany in 1898, becoming at that time the first 
assistant treasurer of the new corporation. 
Since 1900 he has been treasurer of the com- 
pany. He is secretary and treasurer of Mer- 
iden Gas Light Company, and Meriden Elec- 
tric Light Company, director and president of 
Curtis Memorial Library, Meriden ; a director 
of Home National Bank, Meriden Trust & 
Safe Deposit Company, and Meriden Savings 
Bank, trustee and secretary of the Curtis 
Home Corporation, and director of Manning 
Bowman & Company. He resides in Meriden. 
He is a student of history and wrote the his- 
torical part of "A Century of Meriden" (pub- 
lished by the Journal Company in 1906). He 
resides in Meriden and is keenly interested in 
the welfare and development of that city. In 
politics he is a Republican, and in religion 
an Episcopalian. He is a member of Con- 
necticut Llistorical Society, Hartford : New 
Haven Colony Historical Society ; American 
Historical Association ; Grolier Club of New 
York ; Home Club and Colonial Club, Mer- 
iden, and Delta Psi fraternity. He married, 
November 30, 1886, Sophie Phillips, only 
daughter of Thomas Trowbridge and Cath- 
arine (Hurlburt) Mansfield, of Meriden. She 
was born May i, 1864. They have one child, 
Agnes Mansfield Curtis, born September 6, 
1887, educated at St. Margaret's School at 
Waterbury, Connecticut, and St. Timothy's 
School at Catonsville, Maryland. She mar- 
ried, June I, 1910, William Bowen Church, of 

(The Munson Line). 
(Ill) Joseph Munson, son of Samuel Mun- 
son (q. v.), was born November i, 1677, died 
October 30, 1725. He lived in Wallingford, 
Connecticut. His first residence was at the 
south end of the village on the west side of 
the principal street, and in June, 1714, "The 
lower end of the town" was said to begin at 
Joseph Munson's. He retained the ownership 
of these eleven acres, but acquired a new 
homestead of twenty-eight acres where he was 
living at the last, and which became the home- 
stead of his son Joseph. This place appears 
to have been within the bounds of the first 
parish, as the deaths of Joseph and three of 
his children were entered in the First Church 
records. December 28, 1703, he was chosen 
fence viewer with one other, for the lower end 
of the town. In October, 1712, he was made 
ensign by act of assembly of the east com- 



jiany or train hand. On December 29. 1713, 
lie and Saimicl Munson were chosen two of 
tlie five townsmen, lie was first of four 
i,'ran(l jurymen in 1719. He also held other 
oftices in the town. lie left one-third of his 
estate to his wife, and the remainder was 
divided among his t)ther heirs in nine ])arts. 
He married, March 10, 1700, .Margery, 
daughter of John Hitchcock. She was born 
!>e|)temlier (>. i(>Si, and in March. 17^14, she 
was said ii> be "deceased." His widow .Mar- 
gery married Stephen Peck, of W'allingford, 
Jaimary 1, 1727. Children: .\bcl, Ixjrn Janu- 
ary 10, 1701 : Abigail, .\|iril 2, 1704: Joseph, 
l)eceml:cr 2-,, 1705: Desire. I-ebruary, 1707- 
oS : Thankful. January 17, 1710: Kphraim, 
mentioned bel'>w: .Margery, October 10, 1717: 
Jemima, .March 2y, 1720: .\gur, .\pril 7, 1725. 

( 1\') l'!()hraim, Min of Joscjih ^illnson, was 
born in Wallingford. November 3. 1714. died 
Se])tember 21. 1770. He was a husbandman, 
anil lived in ISranfonl, Connecticut, and (Iran- 
ville, Massachusetts. His guardian, chosen 
June 4, 1729, was Ichabod ^Ierriam. He was 
still of I'ranford. March 11, 1742; he was an 
early settler of (jranville. Tin's territory was 
sold in \(i<ft by Toto, "an Indian, to Cornish, 
for a gim and si.xteen brass buttons, and in 
171S was conveyed to "a set of projjrietors." 
The original name of the place was Rcdfonl. 
."^amuel llancroft was the first settler. 
I".l)hraim Mimson was ami>ng the few follow- 
ing. He married. May, 1739, Comfort, 
daughter of Nathaniel and Sarah (Howe) 
Curtis. She was born Oct<iber 13, 171(1. 
thildrcn : Jesse, born December i, 1740: 
Jared. mentioned below; Margery. 1744: 
Kphraim. 1743 : Thaddeiis (twin) 1747: Com- 
fort (twin), 1747: Hannah. 1749: .Adah. 
1731 ; lemima. His widow married (second) 
— ^ -■ P.ishop. 

(\') Jared, son of Ephraim Munson, was 
born about 1742, died July 30. 1823. He lived 
in Manchester, \'ermont. There is a tradition 
that he was born in Sufiield. During his 
childhood and youth bis home was in Gran- 
ville, where he was still living when thirty 
years of age. .\t thirty-five years of age, 
he lived in I,anesl>orough. Massachusetts. He 
removed to Manchester in 1778. and became a 
freeman there. March 29, 1779. Nearly the 
wliole village of Manchester is built on con- 
fiscated Tory projierty. Jared Munson se- 
cured two hundred acres lying west of the 
main street north of the north line of Shattuck 
place. His house was the first south of the 
Congregational Church. He had some part 
in the revolutionary war. His name was on 
the "Pay roll Capt. Gideon Ormsbee Co. in 
Col. Ira .Mien Regt. of Militia — for service 

done this State in the alarn 

lyik)." Judge F.ovebivl Mv! 

reference to ! 

have had .1' 

cause, for al 

here in 177^ 

Tories li\ > 

pendeil He iii.o 

norah. iosopb ll.i 

K"st 3. 

i«3-'. a^ 

kufus, mentioned 

12, 1797 ; Mary .\i 

Warren, liorn aboui I7(<iy. 

lyf*)-. Anna, .Xugiist 7, 177,- 

3. 1779: Petsey, October 2';. i/.-o;, 

.August 24. 1788: Henry I'tley, December 6. 

179'! : William. 

( \T I Rufus. son of Jared Nlunson, was 
born about 1763, died SeptemH<>r 13. 1797. 
lie was a fanner, liveil in .M \er- 

mont, and is said to have ov the 

best farms in his viciiii!> ' lost 

northerly place in M.r was 

the Munson homestead the 

widow and children of i i.iry 

record: "Pay roll Capt ' Co. 

in Col. Ira .\llen Regt. >i rv- 

ice done this State in the ;il.r nih 

of March." I'ifty-scven men :; ., .;iifus 

were paid for from one to seven days. He 
serverl in Captain Tliomas Parney's com|)any. 
Colonel Ira .Mien, "on alarm to the North- 
wanl which commenced 11 Oct.. 1780;" fifty- 
eight men served from five fo •' •• • ' 
He was on the pay roll of P.:i 
.-Mien's regiment, in May, 17S. 
to the Westward after Tories to rciakc Licuts. 
Planchard and Hinc;" thirty-'Mie men 'erved 
from two to four days. He 11 " d)ly 

1790. Pethiah. daughter of mi: 

she was l>orn in New Milfori!, '■ ;!, in 

1772, died December 3, 1843. as widow Puck, 
of Lancsboro, Massachusetts. Children : 
Cyrus, lx)ni January 22. 1 791 : Jesse, men- 
tioned below: Pcnjamin. November 19, 1794: 
Polly. December 31, 179^'. 

(VII), son of Rufus Munson, was 
iK^rn .\ngust 21. 1792, in Manchester. Ver- 
mont, lie died October 24, 1879. He was a 
shoemaker, tanner, farmer, geneml mrrehant, 
and carried on a lumber busii is a 

Democrat in politics. In reb .in 

Episcopalian. He lived in ■•,.... ,. in 

Pradl'ord, New York ( 1838-71) : and in W'ill- 
iamsi>">rt, Pennsylvania, .\fter the dcatli of 
his father. Jesse, as yet a child, lived with 
his uncle, John Burton, at St. .Mhans. M 
the age of thirteen, he began to live with his 



uncle, Curtis Burton, at Greenfield, whose 
business, tanning, shoemaking and farming, 
he subsequently purchased. One of his early 
successes consisted in opening a temporary 
store for the sale of boots and shoes in Can- 
ada, and during the war of 1812 large quan- 
tities were disposed of to the soldiers. He 
added to his other business the sale of dry 
goods, and also lumbering in the adjacent 
county of Essex. For twenty-six years he 
conducted his various branches of business to 
a financial success. His energy knew no 
bounds. He would often drive to the Hud- 
son, twenty miles, so early in the morning 
that he would be obliged to waken some of 
the inhabitants to learn whether he could 
cross the river on the ice, which bent and 
swayed under its burden. He moved with his 
family to Bradford, where there were better 
opportunities for lumbering. There, with his 
son-in-law, H. Merriman, he purchased saw 
and grist mills, and timber and farming lands. 
Later, merchandising was added to the busi- 
ness of the family, and later still there were 
purchases of vast tracts of coal and pine and 
other timber lands in Potter and Clinton coun- 
ties, Pennsylvania. Jesse Munson and his 
family founded and sustained the Bradford 
Academy for many years. He contributed 
largely to the erection of the Episcopal Church 
(St. Andrews) and to its maintenance, while 
others did not fail to receive from his liberal 
hand. As supervisor, during the war of the 
rebellion, the quota of soldiers for Bradford, 
owing to his activity, was filled earlier than 
that of any other in Steuben county ; he gave 
from his own funds from ten to twenty-five 
dollars for each man. He exerted himself 
vigorously in behalf of temperance. When 
some workmen brought a decanter into his 
field, he smashed it against a tree. The in- 
cident created great excitement, and figured 
in the temperance lectures of that period. 
Throughout his career it was said of him that 
he "was remarkable for his originality, activ- 
ity, and integrity." 

He married, 1813, Sophia Talmadge, born 
October 13, 1791, in Canaan, Connecticut, died 
May 10, 187 1, daughter of Jonathan Tal- 
madge, of Greenfield, and a great-great- 
granddaughter of Lieutenant Enos Talmadge, 
of New Haven, who had command of fort 
at Schenectady when sacked by French and 
Indians in 1689. He was killed and his body 
burned. After the death of his wife. Mr. 
Munson resided with his son Edgar in Will- 
iamsport, Pennsylvania. Children : Rufus, 
born November 15. 1813; Cyrus, July 13, 
1815: Adeliza, May 19, 1817: Edgar, April 
21, 1820; Augusta, July 17, 1833, married 

George Redfield Curtis, of Meriden ( see Cur- 
tis vni). 

(\TII) Sheldon Pixlee Curtis, 
CURTIS son of Daniel Curtis ( q. v.), 
was born in Stratford, Connecti- 
cut, May 26, 1812. He was a cabinetmaker 
in Stratford, Connecticut, where he died Jan- 
uary 9, 1875. He was a Republican in pol- 
itics, and held the office of selectman. He 
attended the Congregational church. He mar- 
ried, September 23, 1835, Sarah, daughter of 
Joel and Tryphena (Gorham) McEwen, of 
Stratford. Children, born in Stratford: i. 
Robert William, born July 30, 1836, men- 
tioned below. 2. Alfred Henry, merchant in 
New York City ; married Miss IBrooks. of Mil- 
ford. 3. Charles Birdsey. 4. Frederick, de- 
ceased : married Julia Hovey ; was a merchant, 
partner of his brother Alfred H. 

(IX) Robert William, son of Sheldon Pix- 
lee Curtis, was born in Stratford, July 30, 
1836. He attended the public schools and the 
Stratford Academy. He served an apprentice- 
ship of three years in the old machine shop at 
Bridgeport, known as the Crescent Foundry 
and Machine Company, and for twenty-five 
years was employed as toolmaker in the fac- 
tory of the VVheeler & Wilson Sewing Ma- 
chine Company, Bridgeport. During that 
period he resided for eleven years in Bridge- 
port, but returned to Stratford and has lived 
there during his later years. He is now re- 
tired from active business. He has an at- 
tractive home and five acres of land. He has 
always taken a keen interest in public affairs 
and he has been a leader of the Republican 
party in this section. He served five terms 
as selectman of the town of Stratford, 1889- 
90-95-96-97: in 1891 he was assessor of the 
town. He is a member of the local grange, 
Patrons of Husbandry, and was treasurer 
from its organization, serving for thirteen 
years. He married, in 1861, Mary Elizabeth, 
born in Stratford, daughter of Henry and 
Cynthia (McEwen) Benjamin. They had 
no children. She died January 19, 1908. 

(IX) Charles Birdseye Curtis, 
CLIRTIS son of Sheldon Pixlee Curtis (q. 
v.), was born at Stratford, No- 
vember 20, 1839. He was reared on his 
father's farm, and educated in the public 
schools and Stratford Academy. At the age 
of eighteen he engaged in farming on his 
own account on a place of twenty-five acres 
near the village of Stratford and has con- 
tinued to reside there to the present time, 
although for some years he has not been en- 
gaged in active business. He is one of the 



must substantial and prominent citizens of 
his native town, an<l he anrl his family arc 
active and popular socially. In politics he is 
a stauiu-]i Democrat and has been honored 
with nio^t of the offices within the gift of his 
townsmen. He has serveil many terms as 
selectman and for many years has t)een a 
member of the school board, l-'or eight years 
he was deputy sheritT under Robert L. Clark- 
son. an<l in 1876 represented Stratforrl two 
terms in the general asseml)ly of the state, 
lie and his family attend Clirist h'piscopal 
Church and Mr. Curtis was vestryman for 
many years, lie is a kindly, charitable and 
highly esteemetl neighlior. an earnest, active 
and useful citizen, and his domestic life is 
I)artici!larly lia])iiy. lie was a member of the 
Stove Club and with his wife was a charter 
member of tlie Ilousatonic Club. 

lie married. October 18. iS-h, Sarah 
Martha Strong, lK>rn July 11, 1855. daughter 
of Charles I'ond and Clarissa L. ( ChatficUl ) 
Strong I sec Strong \'II). They have but 
one child, Pauline ."-Strong, born June Ji. 1880; 
married, ( )ctober 4. 1905. Harry .\uguslus 
Piurnes. Iiorn in r.ridge])ort, a contractor and 
builder, largely engaged in building ice- 
houses. Mr. and .Mrs. Humes are prominent 
socially and their hcjmc is very attractive. 

(The Strong Line). 
I II I Thomas Strong, son of John Strong, 
was born about 1650-40 at Windsor, Con- 
necticut, probably, and liied ( )ctober _v 1^189. 
He was a troo])ci in 1638 at Windsor under 
Majtir Mason. He removed in 1(150 to North- 
ampton. Massachusetts, with the Connecticut 
colonists. He married (fust) neceniber 5, 
i6()o. .Mary, daughter of Rev. ICjihraim llew- 
ett. of \\ indsor. She dietl h'ebruary 20, 1670- 
71. He married (second) October 10, 1 671, 
Rachel, daughter of Deacon William Holton. 
of Noriliampton. She married (sccmidl May 
\f>. i(K)S, Nathan I'radley. of Fast Cuilfonl. 
now Mailison. Connecticut. Deacon Holton 
was one of the first settlers of Hartford and 
of Northampton, where he was one of the 
first board of magistrates. He was deputy 
to the general court in f(V\y-fiO- Children of 
first wife: Thomas, born Novcmiwr 16. if/ii : 
Maria, .\ugust 31. I'Vt^: John. March 0. i'V)4- 
65: Hcwett. December 2, KWi; .\sahel. Chil- 
flren of second wife: Joseph, Decemlier 2, 
lft~2: Penjamin. 1674: .\dina. January 25, 
ifi-f): Waitstill. i()77-78: Rachel. July 13. 
i67<): Selah. Decemler 2. i(t^: Penajah. 
September 24, i'k*^2: b^jhraim. mentioned be- 
low: F.lnathan, .August -o ](>"■<(>■. Ruth. I'cb- 
ruary 4. ifi88: Submit, b'ebruary 23. i6go 

(HI) Kphraini, son of Thomas Snon- « 1^ 
l>orn at Northampton, January ; 
went to Milford in ijo^-oty He 
smith and farmer and a 1 
He married. May 10. 171.' 


nah ' 

daughter oi Lieutenant Wtlliani i 

Children : I-'phraim, mcntione<l below , 

Ixirn January 26, 1715. 

(1\ I Hon. Fpbraim (2), son of Ephraim 
(T) Strong, was I..' n \i ,r.i, r,, .-111, 11.. 
graduated at \ 
'prominent in c ■ 
as representative 111 the ;;> 
the ppivince. He followed 
cation. He died '" - 
in 174(1. Mary. 
(Clark) I'rutidi 
Prudden. first nunistcr 01 
for his piety, gravity and I 
the growing evils of t' 
gidar faculty to swee; 

exasperated spirits." > .,,,,,,,, -,..>,. .^<.i 
January 13, 1747: Mary, .\ugust 6, 1749; 
Eunice. July 24, 1732; Ephraim. mcntioneil 
below: .\nn, September 25. 1757: John Prml- 
den, .August 12, 17^)3 ; John, July 3. it'''' 

(V) Ephraim (.5). son i>f Hon. F.p 
(2) Strong, was iKirn at Northampton. I 
1734, died .September, i8}_5. He was a 1,1;;... 
lie married Hannah Piatt, Ixirn 1738. died 
October 12, 18 12. daughter of Deacon Joseph 
Piatt, "if Milford. Children. l)orn at Mil- 
ford: William, January 16, 17R1. mentioned 
lielow: Sarah, married .\rlam Pond: Ennice. 
Imrn June 2, 1787. 

( \ I I Hon. William, son of Fi'bj.iiin i i< 
Strong, was born at Milfor«l. 
January 16, 1781. His family 
the pn^minenl families of Milford. Ik .. 
successful merchant of Milforil. Conne. ti. it. 
prominent in public atTairs and reprc ■ ' 
the town in the general assembly. !!■ 
judge of probate many years. He ni.i 
in 1800. Mary Hubbard. l>irn June 13, 177'/. 
flie>l April 3, 184 1. daughter of ("b,irlcs Pond 
Chililrcn. born at Milfor.I 
September 4. 1801 : Mary 

180.5: Charles Pond (twin). ; 

Martha Miles (twin). .March 24. 
married: Hannah Piatt. June 13. 
married ; Catharine Pond, ScplcmlKr 17. i.Si 1, 
never marrie<l : Sarah, July tj. 1813: William, 
July 9. 1813: Charloitc. August 12. 1817; 
i ieofije. I'ebruary 12. i8ir;; John Carrington. 
September 5. 1821. never niarrie<l. 

(\in Charles Pond, son of Hon. W 
Stronvr. was Uirn at Milft^rd. ^farch 24 



died March 21, 1870. He was educated in 
the public schools of his native town. He 
was in the grain business in New York and 
at Loganspo'rt, Indiana, and in the latter city 
owned and operated a large flour mill. He 
married (first) Caroline, daughter of Samuel 
Merwin, of Milford. He married (second) 
Clarissa Lewis Chatfield, born at Stratford, 
died at Bridgeport. Children of first wife: 
Charles, died aged four years ; Charles Will- 
iam, ]March 12, 1833; Caroline ]\Ierwin, March 
II, 1844. Children of second wife: Clarissa, 
died young; John Lewis, born March 20, 
1845: Edward Henry, February i, 1847; 
Clarissa Chatfield, April 8, 1850: Sarah 
Martha, July 11, 1855, married Charles Birds- 
eye Curtis (see Curtis IX) ; Anna Pond, Feb- 
ruary 27, 1857, married George Benham 

■ Ralph Hemingway, the 
HEMINGWAY immigrant ancestor, was 
born in England and set- 
tled early at Roxbury, Massachusetts. He 
was a member of the Roxbury church as early 
as 1633, and was admitted a freeman, Sep- 
tember 3, 1634. He was a proprietor of the 
town. He died June i, 1678. His will was 
dated May 4, 1677, and proved July 11, 1678, 
bequeathing to wife Elizabeth, and children 
John, Samuel, Joseway, and Elizabeth Hol- 

He married, July 5, 1634, Elizabeth Hol- 
brook, who died February 4, 1684, aged 
eighty-two years. Children, born at Roxbury : 
Marah, born and died in 1635 ; Samuel, June, 
1636, mentioned below: Ruth, September 21, 
1638; John, April 27, 1641 : Joshua, April 9, 
1643 : "Mary, April 7, 1644: ;\Iary, April 7, 

(II) Samuel, son of Ralph Hemingway, 
was born in Roxbury, in June, 1636. The 
name is also spelled by various branches of 
the family Hemingway, Hemmingway, Hem- 
enwav and Hemmenway. Fie settled in New 
Haven, Connecticut, and later at East Haven, 
1660, where many of his descendants have 
lived. He was a man of considerable educa- 
tion and refinement. The town records which 
he kept as clerk for a long time show his 
admirable handwriting. He married, in 1662, 
Sarah, daughter of John Cooper, a magis- 
trate and early settler. Children : Sarah, born 
July 26, 1663; Samuel, December 13, 1665; 
Mary, July 5, 1668; Hannah, September 14, 
1670: Abigail. February 16, 1672: John, May 
29, 1675 : Abraham, December 3, 1677, men- 
tioned below: Isaac (twin), December 6, 
1683: Jacob (twin), December 6, 1683, first 
student in Yale College, B. A., 1704, and 

pastor of the church in East Haven for fifty 

(HI) Abraham, son of Samuel Heming- 
way, was born at East Haven, December 3, 
1677. He married, November 11, 1713. Sarah 
Talmadge, his second wife. Child of the first 
wife: Sarah, married Enos Potter. Children 
of the second wife: Abraham, born January, 
1715, died young; Ehzabeth, October 3, 1716; 
Abigail, March 17, 1719; Isaac, February 17, 
1721 : Anna, February, 1723; Hannah, Octo- 
ber 22, 1724: Abraham, April i, 1727, men- 
tioned below. 

(I\') Deacon Abraham (2) Hemingway, 
son of Abraham ( i ) Hemingway, was born, 
at East Haven, April i, 1727. He married 
there, April 24, 1746, Mercy, born April 17, 
1730, died January 12, 1812, daughter of 
Joseph and Mercy (Thompson) Tuttle, grand- 
daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Sanford) 
Tutde and of John and Mercy (Mansfield) 
Thompson: great granddaughter of Joseph 
and Hannah (Munson) Tuttle, Thomas and 
Elizabeth (Paine) Sanford and of John and 
Priscilla (Powell) Thompson. Children, born 
at East Haven: Isaac, February, 1747; Sarah, 
February 17, 1749; Abraham, April 10, 1751 ; 
Abigail, i\Iay 17, 1753; Enos, September 17, 
1755, mentioned below; Mercy, July 5, 1757; 
Elizabeth, May i, 1760; Isaac, May 3, 1762; 
Jacob, 1764. 

(\') Enos, son of Abraham (2) Heming- 
way, was born, at East Haven, September 17, 
1755, and died in 1845. He was a represen- 
tative to the general assembly from 1797 to 
1809, twenty-one sessions, the longest record 
'in the history of the town. He was a soldier 
in the revolution, in the Sixth company, Cap- 
tain William Douglas, in 1775, in the northern 
department, under Colonel David Wooster of 
New Haven. In 1832 he appears on the list 
of government pensioners and again in 1840, 
when he was living at East Haven and his 
age then was stated as eighty-five. Accord- 
ing to the census of 1790, he was of East 
Haven and had two sons under sixteen and 
four females in his family and owned one 

Fle married, April 23, 1777, Sarah, born 
May 18, 1758, daughter of Samuel and 
Mehitable (Denison) Hemingway. Her 
father was born March 12, 1713, died October 
25, 1779, son of John and Mary (Morris) 
Hemingway. John was born May 29, 1675, 
son of Samuel and Sarah (Cooper) Heming- 
way (see Hemingway II). Children, recorded 
at East Haven: Samuel, born April 25, 1778; 
Sarah, September 17. 1780: Betsey, October 
25, 1782: Nancy. May 7, 1785; Anson, Octo- 
ber 10, 1787; Willett (twin), January 29, 



1791: \\ vllis (twin), January 30, 1791, men- 
tioned lichjw. 

( \ 1 1 Wyllis, son of F.nos Jlcminpway. was 
Ijorii. at East Haven, January 30, 1791. He 
married, \ovenil)er i^, iHcfj, Mary Mrown, 
liorn December 21. 178S, daui^hter I)f Daniel 
ami llannali t En^lisli ) lirown. Daniel 
IJrciwn was liorn in 1743. died 1788, son of 
Eleazer and Sarah (Rowe) Hrown. Eleazcr, 
horn i6(/», died i7'»8, was son of (icrshoni 
Ilruwii anil grandson of Eleazer and Sarah 
( r.ulkeley ) lirown, .i,'rcat-Kraiidson of Francis 
and Mary (Edwards) Itrown and of John 
Unlkeley. Sarah Rowe was horn in 1700, 
dauiihter of John and .\hi;,'ail ( Alsop ) Rowe, 
and t;rand(laui,diter of Matthew Rowe. Han- 
nah English, horn 1749, was daui^hter of IJen- 
jaiiiin and Sarah (Dayton) Eufjlish, jjrand- 
datii,dUer of r.enjamin and Reiiecca ( lirown) 
Eni,dish. llenjaniin l-inj^lish was Iwrn in ii>jf>, 
died 17^5. >on of Clement anl Mary 
(Waters) Eni^lish and grandson of Richard 
Waters. Sarah Dayton ( En.t,dish ) was Ixirn 
17K1. died I7(K>. daui;hter of Isaac and Eliza- 
heth (Todd) Da\ ton, ,t;randdau<,diter of Isaac 
ami Rehccca (Tuttle) Dayton and of Michael 
and Elizaheth (lirown) Tinld : threat s^rand- 
daujjhter of Samuel Dayton or Deighton and 
of Jonathan and Rehecca (Hall) Tuttle. Will- 
iam Tuttle was father of Jonathan. Chihlren 
of Wyllis and Mary (Itrown) IlennnRway: 
Sanuiel, mentioned hclow ; Jane: .\nson. 

(\J1| Sanuiel (2), m.u of Wylli> Heming- 
way, was horn .March 14. iSii, and died Dc- 
cemher 31, 1881. He lived at l-air Haven, 
was in the mercantile husiness until 18/17, 
when he hecame iiresidcnt of the Second Na- 
tional liank of New Haven, and held that of- 
fice until his death. In relij^don he was a (."on- 
gregationali>t, in |)olitics a Repiddican, and he 
was a cljrector in many concerns. He married 
(first) Mary Ilrown. Children: Charles W. ; 
George S. : Jane Clarinda. He married (sec- 
ond) Marietta Smith, daui^hter of Daniel 
Smith of East Haven. ChiMren : Samuel, 
mentioned helow, and James Smith, mentioned 

(\TII) Samuel (3), son of Sannicl {2) 
Hemingway, was born at New Haven. No- 
vember 2, 1858. He was educate<l in the 
public schtxils of his native city, graduating 
from the New Haven high scluml. class of 
i€^78. He is one of the most prominent finan- 
ciers and hankers of New Haven, having been 
president of the Second National Dank of 
New Haven since January, i!^</). He is a di- 
rector of the New Haven Water Company: 
the lloston & Maine Railroad: the .Maine 
Central Railroail (."omjiany ; and trustee of the 
New Haven Savings liank. He is a memlier 

of the ('■••■■ ' . > 
Count 1 


publican, 111 reitg: 

a member of i; 

Church. His home 1- ai 3J7 Kiuijlt direct, 

.New Haven. 

He married, ( )ctobcr 1" ■'^'-'' ^' ' 

Hart. Inirii .Nnvemlx-r <i 

daughter of Ri-y. Hu: 

Haven. Children, Ijorn in .\«.w Huvi-ti; 1. 

.Samuel I'., .ScpieniUT R, iKK^; ,Ttt.«nd<'d the 

New Haven ' 

Watertow ti, ' 

Vale Collcgi 

now an instructor in ^ . 
Lee. born .April 25. !•'■''- 
kins (irammar Scl 
College (li. .\., I 
.National Hank oi u ji; 
dent. 3. Donald Hart, 
educated in Hopkins < 
dent at Phillips Acadei 

( \III ) James Smith. ■ n 
Hemingway, was born, in N 
ruary 4, 1861. ll<- ■"• ■■ '■ ^ 
there. He is a 1 
and trustee of thi 

at 170 Orange street. 11*. i> a diicxi..i t.i 
the New York, New Haven X- Hartforil Rail- 
road Company : of the \ ' • • ■ 
tion Company : of the > 

of New Haven; New Il.i 

pany : the -Security Insurance ' lus- 

tee of the I'nion New Ha\ ni- 

pany. He is a member of ■ 
Club, the New Haven t"ornir\ 

Club, and tli. '^ " < 

."^I'cietx. Ill in 

religion at' 1 the 

Center Church, .\ew Haven. 

He married, NovemK-r 2j. »8ot. I.onise 
Watson ludington, of ! !.ind, 

born there, January .• ; of 

Jesse C". and Nancy il :on, 

l)oth of t'onnecticut, but rc^ my 

years of I'altiniore. Mr. Hen ■ ^mc 

is at 325 Temple street. New Haven. Chil- 
dren: Harolil l.udingti n. l.orn Mav za. 1893. 
graduate of the llo|kiii '1 of 

.\ew Haven, ami now Hips 

.\cademy, .\n lover. Ma.— - . ^arct 

Louise, March 30, 189b: James .smith, Jr., 
July 9. 1899. 

Robert Potter, immigrant an- 

POTTER cestor. came from Coventry. 

England, in i''34. and was 

made a freeman of the Massachusetts Hav 



colony, September 3, 1634. He is spoken of 
first as a farmer at Lynn, Massachusetts, and 
then he moved probably to Roxbury, and 
soon after was made a freeman. His first 
trouble with the church at Roxbury finally 
resulted in his being compelled to leave the 
colony, and he then settled at Portsmouth, 
Rhode Island. At this time he had become 
a follower and friend of Samuel Gorton, the 
great religious disturber, and they and their 
associates purchased a tract of land called 
Shawomett Purchase, Rhode Island, which 
was afterwards named by them Warwick in 
honor of the Earl of Warwick who had be- 
friended them during their troubles with the 
Colony of Massachusetts. "Samuel Gorton, 
the great religious disturber, came from Gro- 
ton, England, where his family had loeen many 
generations. He was born about 1600, came 
to America before 1638, Plymouth, Massachu- 
setts, thence to Rhode Island, and was ad- 
mitted an inhabitant June 27, 1638." 

In 1638 Robert Potter was also admitted 
an iqhabitant of the island of Aquidneck, 
Rhode Island, and April 30, 1639. he. with 
twenty-eight others, signed the following com- 
pact r "We whose names are underwritten 
do acknowledge ourselves the legal subjects of 
his Majesty King Charles, and in his name 
do hereby bind ourselves into a civil body 
politicke, unto his laws according to matters 
of justice." In his belief he agreed with the 
Quakers in the rejection of church ordinances 
and a few other points, but he differed with 
them in points which were considered the 
most essential. It seems from the records 
that he and his associates did not get on well 
in Portsmouth, and the following is from the 
records of the Colony of Rhode Island, March 
16, 1642: "It is ordered that Robert Potter, 
Richard Garden, Randall Houlden, and Samp- 
son Shotton be disfranchised of the privileges 
and prerogatives belonging to the body of this 
State, and their names cancelled from the 
records." The next day the colony ordered 
that these same men should not come upon the 
island armed, and if they did so, they were 
to be taken before the magistrate. In 1642 
he sold his house and land at Portsmouth to 
his brother-in-law, John Anthony. On Janu- 
ary 12. 1642, Samuel Gorton. Robert Potter 
and others of Warwick, were deeded land by 
the Narragansett Indians. In 1643 '^^ ^nd 
others were summoned to appear at the gen- 
eral court at Boston to hear complaint of 
Pomham and Socconocco because of some "in- 
jurious dealing toward them by yourselves." 
They refused to obey the summons, declaring 
that they were legal sulDJects of the King of 
England and beyond the limits of Massa- 

chusetts colony. Captain Cook and a com- 
pany of soldiers were sent to get 'them, and 
they besieged the house in which they were 
sheltered and finally captured them, and all 
except Shotton were taken to Boston for trial 
and condemned to confinement in several dif- 
ferent towns. Their wives and children were 
forced to live in the woods and suffered hard- 
ships that resulted in the death of at least 
three women, one of whom was Robert Pot- 
ter's wife. He was taken to Rowley and set 
to work under guard, and threatened with 
death if he attempted to talk of the heresies 
he believed in. Hebard Gorton and some of 
his associates then went to England and 
presented to the commissioners of foreign 
plantations, appointed by parliament, a mem- 
orial against the Colony of Massachusetts for 
their violent and unjust expulsion of them- 
selves from the Colony. In 1646 an order re- 
inforced them in their possession of Shaw- 
omet (Warwick), forbidding the Massachu- 
setts Colony to interfere with them. 

In 1643 Robert Potter was arretted and 
tried in Boston and was also excommunicated 
from his church. The date of his coming to 
England first is not known, except that he 
was a passenger with the Rev. Nathaniel 
^^''ard who was afterwards minister at Ips- 
wich and is supposed to have sailed from 
England in April, 1634. In 1649 Robert Pot- 
ter was licensed to keep an inn. In 1651 he 
was commissioner, and on May 25. 1655, he 
was again appointed by the court of commis- 
sioners to keep a tavern. The inventory of 
his estate, forty-two pounds, was taken !May 
14. 1656, and on June 11. 1636. the town 
council found that it was necessary to sell 
some of his land to discharge debts. On 
March 16, 1686. his will was made, and it 
was proved May 4, 1686. His wife was 
Sarah, who married (second) John Sanford, 
of Boston, and the executors were William 
and John Mason Jr. He bequeathed to 
daughters of his brother. Robert Sanford, 
sister Mary Turner, to the children of John 
Potter. Elizabeth Potter, and Deliverance 
Potter, and to executors. Robert Potter mar- 
ried (first) Isabel, who died in 1643, and he 
married (second) Sarah, who died in 1686. 
Children, by first wife : Elizabeth, born in 
Roxbury. jNIassachusetts : Deliverance, born in 
Portsmouth, Rhode Island, 1637; Isabel, born 
in Portsmouth: John, mentioned l)elow. 

(II) John, son of Robert Potter, was born 
in Portsmouth in 1639. He was made a 
freeman in 1660. He married (first) Ruth 
Fisher, and married (second) 1684. widow 
Sarah Collins. He was married by Mayor 
John Greene who was afterwards deputy gov- 



cnior. lie was (lci)iit\- in iG>j-ji-/j-i^o-i^T^, 
ami on An^ust J4, \<>/(t, lie was a ineiiil)cr 
of the court martial held at NewiX)rt for the 
trial of certain Indians cliars^ed with lieinj; 
cn<^ajie<l in Kinif I'hilip's dcsij^ns. ( )n May 
7, if)79, he was (^ranteil. by iietition. thirty- 
six sliillin^^s due him lor service --ome sears 
before, when he was consiahle, in securing; 
anrl sendinij Indians to .\ew|)ort. In if)S5-Sf) 
he was assistant. On October to. KtSj. he 
deeded to his eldest son Robert, two hundred 
acres for love, and on A|)ril 2S. iCiSS. he and 
his son Robert sold John Anthony, of Ports- 
mouth, buildini^s. orchard, and twenty-eight 
acres in I'ort>m(>nth, for .sixty jiounds. On 
October 6. kV^jj, he deeded to sons Fisher 
and John, one hundred acres each, and h'cb- 
ruary 14, i^iQ.^ he deeded to his son .Samuel 
cisjlUy acre>. He died intestate, and on April 
10, if)04. his son Robert disposed of the es- 
tate, to the two youni^est brothers, Kdward 
and Content. Chib'ren. born in Warwick: 
Robert. .March 5. iCiOj ; Fisher, July 12. it)«\~: 
John, November 21. Kjtf). mentioned below: 
William, Nfay 23, ir>7i : Samuel, January 10, 
i()72: Isabella. October 17, 1(174: Ruth, No- 
vember 20. iCi/fi: Edward. .November 25, 
1678: Content. October 2. ih8o. 

(Ill) John (2), son of John (i) Potter, 
was born at Warwick, November 21. if/ic). 
He marrieil Jane, daughter of Roger and 
Mary I'.urlinj^hame. He was killed Eehruary 
3, 171 1, by the fallinir of a tree, and his 
widow married (second) December 27. the 
same year, his brother I'dward. an<l these two 
brothers both had a son John who grew up 
to maturity, and both by the same mother, 
Jane. Children, liorn in Cranston, Rhode 
Island: John, born before ifioj: Fisher. Sep- 
tember 20. i7of>: Mary: William, mentioned 
below: Amy: .Mice. John. 

(I\"l William, soil of John (2) Potter, 
was born in Cranston, Rhode Island. He 
marrietl. I'ebruary to, 17-0, Martha TilliuR- 
hast. l^'hildren : .\lniy. horn .\pr\\ 17. 1721: 
Ruth. November 24. 1722: Cajitain William, 
September 24. 1724; Marth.i. I'eliruary 2j. 
1727: Sarah, .\\ni\ 15, 1721): ( )liver, men- 
tioned below : Keziah, horn in I'ranston. 

(\') Oliver, son of William I'otter, was 
born in Cranston, Rhode Island. He mar- 
ried. October 17. 1757. Mary Colvin. Chil- 
dren, born in Coventry. Rhode Island : Col- 
onel .\ndrew. October 18. 1757. mentioned 
below: Robe, .\pril 11. 1750: Noel. June 4. 
I7('>i : Sarah. December 2f^. 17(1.^: Freelx>rn. 
December 11, 170;: Huldali. januarv 16, 

( \'I ) Colonel .\ndrew Potter, son of Oliver 
Potter, was born in ("oveutr\, Rhode Islau '. 

< Ict'iber 18, 1757. uH.i .\i;ii,n .1. iRi'j. He 

married .Nancy Remington, who dieil ni 1827. 
(.hildren: .\manda. married ( )rrm lairman: 
Edmund, Iwirn 1791: Nicholas (',., SepicmlH-r 
I, 1792. mentioned below; Rev. Ray. Ix>rn in 
Cranston. June 22. 1795: Caroline, married 
Elislia OIney; Samuel, married I'emperance 
.Stone: .Nancv R.. iMtrii ' ' '■' i 

(\ II I Nicholas C... Ircw 

Potter, was l)orn in W ' .-r i, 

170^. died in 1846. He nianicd (lirst) Jan- 
uary 8, 1815, .\nna I'., Ix.rn in I7<;<>. die I 
1834, dan-^luer of Dr. Ilardini.; Harris. He 
marrieil (second) .\pril 2<>, 1844. (. harlotle. 
dauj,'hter of Caleb .\twood. Childr- •■ 1 •■■ • 
wife: Ilardinj; Harris, Jiorn in I 
Rhode Island, ( Vtober It. 1815: i 
horn in Johnson, Rhoilc Island, March <>, 
1819 (the remainder of the ehildrfn were 
born in Johnson I : Henry T.. ' ' |8_»|. 

mentione 1 below: .Ann l-"rai: 13, 

182.V. Phebe .Sophia. March .... died 
.Se))tembcr 24. 1827: William 1... .\|iril 2,V 
(830: lohn, lulv 28, 1834, die<l Otoher 14, 
1834: 'Phebe' 11.. December 27, 1838. died 

(\'lll) Henry T.. son of Rev. V ' ' ' 
Potter, was born at Johnson. Rb 
October i. 1821. He (^'raduated 
Smithfield Seminary at North .Seitnaie. 
Rhode Island. He was gifted with mechanical 
ability of a high onler and when a young 
man engaged in the manufacture rif cotton 
machinery of all kinds in Rhode Islaii I. 
.Afterwards be came to making ihe coiiNiruc- 
tion of mills, dams ami machinery and the 
laying out oi mill villages a s|HTialty. His 
undertakings were, at the time, the largest of 
the kind in this country. He devb: 
himself an engineer, though he lo< •' 
in the engineering (irofession. lb 
to designate himself as a builder 
signer of engineering works. H< 
man in a machine shop at the age 
In 1852 he built the .Arctic mill at 
Warwick. Rhode Island. He weni i • 1 
when the jdace was a comparative wildcriic -- 
laid out a villaje. made the necessary plm- 
and superintended the construction of the 
big dam and mills there. In i8r>3 he came 
to Norwich. Connecticut. In 18^14 he built 
a canal and dam for the Occum Company. 
He built for Edward P. Taft the village of 
Taftville. laying out the streets. erectinR the 
houses and planning the dam and canal. The 
cornerstone of the big mill was laid .April 
17. i86fS. hut when the work reached the sec- 
ond story, financial disi own- 
ers an I coiivtnution Mr. 
■ '■"..,• xvas engaged i" ' ii'-r 



Company of Birmingham to build a dam 
across the Housatonic river. This vast work 
inckiding the locks and canal was completed 
October 5, 1870, and the event celebrated 
with music, a parade and formal addresses. 
In the history of Derby fifteen, pages are 
devoted to the enterprise. Of ^Ir. Potter 
the history says: "The engineer, Mr. H. T. 
Potter, received most hearty commendation 
and praise. He was a man of no specious 
pretense, yet very able; patient as most men, 
often more so ; seeing at a glance what he 
could do, and always did what he promised ; 
many times under censure, and yet he went on 
his way steadily, pushing to the end, beat- 
ing back one and another difficulty, until 
finally the work under his hands grew to final 
completion, a monument to his engineering 

The dam on the Shetauket river built by 
him has a drainage area of four hundred and 
fifty-nine square miles and is twenty-five feet 
high. Another dam the same height on the 
same river has a drainage area of four hun- 
dred and seventy-seven miles, and a third fif- 
teen feet high has an area of five hundred and 
twenty-six miles. The dam on the Housatonic 
has a drainage area of one thousand five hun- 
dred and sixty miles and is twenty-four feet 
high. All these dams were built on a rather 
poor gravel foundation and much was learned 
by the builders in the course of construction. 
He was appointed in 1878 to the state board 
of civil engineers for the supervision of dams 
and reservoirs and continued in that office 
until he resigned on account of ill health in 
1897, a few months before he died. 

The first dam approved by him was that at 
Greeneville to take the place of the structure 
built in 1830 by the Norwich Water Power 
Company. The new dam was built in 1881- 
82 and develops the largest power in eastern 
Connecticut. The second was a dam on the 
Quinebaug river in the town of Thompson at 
the village of Reedsville. This dam has a 
timber rollway and a long earthen embank- 
ment over which a highway passes. The third 
was a dam in Woodstock, built without state 
supervision in an improper manner and 
strengthened by the addition of ten feet in the 
width of the base, as recommended by j\Ir. 
Potter. The fourth was the new Slater dam 
at Jewett City, built to take the place of the 
one carried away in the freshet of 1886. It 
is of stone masonry with granite face, founded 
on a large led^e and said to be the finest 
structure of its kind in the third congressional 
district. He approved another dam at Jewett 
City above the Slater dam, to take the place 
of one that was destroyed in 18S6. and a sixth 

at the Pachaug reservoir to take the place of 
a wooden dam that has become rotten. The 
seventh dam was a timber dam at Moosup, the 
eighth for water power for Lebanon, and the 
ninth for the Pomonah water supply. Dur- 
ing his later years he was a consulting engi- 
neer and expert in mill construction. His 
advice was often sought, and great confidence 
was reposed in his judgment. 

In 1862 he represented the town in the 
general assembly of the state. He was elected 
an honorary member of the Connecticut Asso- 
ciation of Civil Engineers and Surveyors, 
June 7, 1887. Mr. Potter was well informed 
in many fields of thought and was a gifted 
public speaker. His integrity was never ques- 
tioned. He detested shams of all kinds. His 
home was his chief delight in life and there 
his best personal qualities were revealed. He 
was kindly, considerate and charitable in deal- 
ing with men and was highly esteemed bv his 
neighbors and friends. He died September 
20, 1897. He was buried in the Yantic cem- 
etery. He purchased a home on Washington 
street, Norwich, and lived there the remainder 
of his life. 

He married. November 16, 1S48, Sarah Ba- 
ker, who died January 26, 1903, daughter of 
Dr. Daniel Baker, of Fiskville. Children : i. 
Daniel Baker, died August 16, 1901 : unmar- 
ried : was a jeweler in Norwich. 2. \\'alter 
Harris, married Julia Lathrop, of Norwich ; 
child, Ruth Potter. 3. Jennie, resides in the 
old home on Washington street. 4. Harry, 
died January 17, 1893: was clerk in the Dime 
Savings Bank of Norwich. 

George Potter, immigrant an- 
POTTER cestor. was born in England, 

and came as early as 1638 to 
Portsmouth, Rhode Island, and was admitted 
as an inhabitant of what was then called the 
island of Aquidneck. He and twenty-eight 
other settlers signed the compact regarding 
their government, April 30, 1639. His widow 
married Nicholas Niles. He had a son .\bel, 
mentioned below. 

(II) .Abel, son of George Potter, was born 
about 1640. died in 1692. When a youth he 
was bound out as an apprentice for a term of 
eighteen years to William Boylston or Baul- 
ston. He bought a right in the town of Dart- 
mouth, ;\Iay 3, 1667, and also owned land 
in Providence, Rhode Island. He was admit- 
ted a freeman. May i, 1677. His will was 
proved March 9, 1692, his widow Rachel being 
executrix. He married. November 16, 1669, 
Rachel, daughter of John and Priscilla \\'ar- 
ner. Children, born at Warwick, Rhode 
Island: George, died ^lay 3, 1712: John, 



liorii i(>S<): .\l)fl, inciitiuncd liclcus ; licnjainin ; 
Marv ; Ichabud ; Job. 

(Ill) Abel (2), son of Abel (i) Totter, 
\va> l)i>rii about litcjo, died January lo, 1727. 
He married (first) January i. 171.?. Keliecca 
raine: (second) April 30. 1719. Martha, 
widiiw 111 John I'aiue. ChiM of first wife: 
I'lCnjainin. inentinncd below. 

(1\) -Major lienjaniin Potter, son of .\bel 
(2) Potter, was iiorn October 18, 1713. He 
settled at Lranston, Rhode Island, lie niar- 
rieil, December 25, 1735. Jemima, dautjhter of 
Josepli Williams Jr. Children, horn at Cran- 
ston: Znriel, .\pril S. 1740: .Meshach. men- 
tioned below: llonneyman. M. D. ; llolliman, 
July .S, 175.=) : Susanna; Rebecca: Jemima. 

(\') Meshach, son of Major Benjamin Pot- 
ter, was born at Cranston. 1744. died Sejitem- 
ber iS. i8iy. He married, .\pril 10. 1774. Tem- 
perance, born 1750, ilied 1S2S, dauj^liter of 
Josiah and Sarah P>urlini;ame. Chihlren. born 
at (."ranston : Lydia. .May 29. 1775; Henry H. 
Jamiary i.S. 1777: William .Vnson, mentioned 
lielow : Thomas Rumeril. .March 6, 1781; 
h'reelove, .May 10, 178^^; Hamiah, June 22, 
1780: .Meshach, May 2y. 1788; married three 
times; Abedneijo, Jimc 2S, 1790; Simon W'., 
September 17. 1792. 

( \ I ) William .-\nson. son of Meshach Pot- 
ter, was born I'ebruary 3, 1770. He married, 
in 1S05, Sarah. <lani;htcr of John and Hope 
(Harris) ( Parkluirst I Smith. Children, horn 
at Warwick: Alfre<l W., July 10. 180*); Re- 
becca W'.. January 13. 1808; Kliza Harris, 
twin of Rebecca W'. : Maria Smith. N'ovem- 
ber 28. i8(x>: William Pitt, mentioned below: 
Job Harris. I'cbruary 28. 1817. 

(\II) William Pitt, son of William .\nson 
Potter, was born .\u^nst I'l. 181 1. died Feb- 
ruary 14, 1887. He was sujierintendcnt for 
many years of the Xorwich I'deachinij. Hyeinj; 
and C'alenderinj; Company, now the I'niteil 
States I'inishinij Company, and was at one 
time treasurer of the corjx'ration. He lived 
It .\orwich. He married. July 15. 18.^5. 
>.irah n.. ilauyhter of Nicholas Hawkins. 
I hililren : i. Cliarles H.. Iwrn at Warwick. 
June I, 1836; married ( July 22. 1863. 
.Marion Waters, horn 1837, ilic<l i8(h^. daui;h- 
ter of Jeilcdiah Waters: marrieil (second) 
May K). 1874. Ainia M.. daughter of David P. 
' 'tis. J. \\illiam Pitt, mentioned below. 3. 
I'rank H.. born at \i>rwich, November 17, 
1 83^1; married. Anijust 24. 1881, Minnie K.. 
Ixirn 1852, danuditer of David P. and Julia 
Ann Otis. 

(\Tll) William Pitt (2), son of William 
i'itt ( 1 ) potter, was born at Norwich. Mdy i. 
1S50. He married. .\uj;ust 14. 1873. Ellen .\.. 
'lau,i;htcr of Georjie H. and Lucinda Waldo 



(Cheney) Ciriswold t .n.i.i,,, 

(iriswold, of Win " 

(iris wold came to \\ 

shire, when ab<jut Iwtiii) luiir 

ried Trvphena. dnuuhter of 

a I '• ■' ■ •■' ' •- ' ' - 


Al ■ , 

ter oi .Xbn.-! C lieney Jr.. 

Sr. .\bi>,'ail PahoH-k w > 

than Habcock, of Wiii' 

Ptjtter was eclucated in 

Norwich and ■•' ■ '•• i- ■' 

.\c.ndeniy. I .as 

Iwokkeeper !• ' , >■- 

injj and Calemlcrnin Compaij 

Norwich, Anjjust 13, iik>i I! 

Ikt of the (ireeinille ( ■ 

and was superintendent 

for fourteen \ Hi .... 

Somerset Loilijc. l"ree and .\i 

Royal .\rch Masons; Roynl : 

tcrs : Cohnnhian Coinmai' ;i;. 

plar. In politics he wa- ii|- 

dren: i. Ernest < i- h, 

Au),'ust (\ 1874. .; 2. 

Charles Palmer, .A; , .11- 

ist of the Second Con;;re};ati' 

Norwich twelve years, of the ' 

i^aeijational Church six \ .m 

or!.;ani-t in I'.oston; i;ra' ich 

.\cademy and a pupil wi :,,, ,nd 

Conservatory of Music; he the 

(iale-Sawyer Conifiany of P.o- in 

office supplies. He niarric«I. libiiiaij. 2", 

1903, lilanche Louise SpauKling. of Norwich. 

This family for centuries 
H.X.MILTON has been one of the most 
distinv^uisheil in .'scotlaml 
and Englanil, anil closely relale<l to royalty in 
both countries. Hcfore 131X) the family was 
established in Scotland in Eanark-hire, Ren- 
frewshire and .\yrshire. r- ' ' ' cr- 

ous ever since, lite nan of 

Norman ori.i;in. The fan 

scsscs the titles to the diiki-i 

ton ( antl of Chatelher.Tuli in 

quisates of Clyile-'" I 

(ionis of .\rnn. ll.i' e. 

Orkney. Roth.- i-' 

wall: lordshii 

ninninp. lt>'' 


IVilmoimt. Riccari.m 

I'.elhaven ami Stenton 

ily. whoso scat was in in 

whom the .Xmerican i'; ^ icfl 

below is .said to have spnini;. Uire these arms: 

(lules, three cinipiefoils ernnne. with a h«ir- 


.\l.;:ii!v,(-iii. r.ii>ley, 
baronies of I'artrenv, 
T' • ' • 


der counter point of the second and first. 
Crest: A hand grasping a lance in bend 
proper. Motto: "Et Anna et Virtus." Many 
famihes of this name emigrated to Ireland 
and settled in the counties of Tyrone, Antrim 
and Londonderry. 

(I) David Hamilton, the immigrant an- 
cestor of this branch of the family, lived in 
the township of Hamilton, near Glasgow, 
Scotland. He was taken prisoner by Crom- 
well at the battle of Worcester, September 3, 
1 65 1, and with many others was sent to this 
country by Cromwell as prisoner of war, and 
sold into slavery. David Hamilton sailed on 
the ship "John and Sarah," from Gravesend, 
near London, November 8, 1652, arriving at 
Charlestown, jMassachusetts, in the April fol- 
lowing. He worked from five to ten years 
for his liberty, and then went to Dover, New 
Hampshire, and settled in what is now the 
town of Rollinsford, on the west bank of the 
Salmon Falls river, at a place called Newicha- 
wannock, and which he bought in 1669. Here 
he lived until he was killed by the Indians, 
September 28, 1691. His name appears Feb- 
ruary 20, 1689, on a petition for defense 
against the enemy. He married at Saco, 
Maine, July 14, 1662, Anna Jackson, daugh- 
ter of Richard Jackson, who came to America 
on the same ship and wdio was also a prisoner. 
Children: Solomon, born August 10, 1666; 
Jonathan, born December 20, 1672 ; Abel, born 
1676; Jonas, born 1678; Gabriel, born 1679, 
mentioned below ; David, died without issue ; 
Abiel, born 1680: James, born 1682. 

(II) Gabriel, son of David Hamilton, was 
born in 1679, and lived in Berwick. ]\Iaine. 
He owned much property in Berwick, and also 
some in New London, Connecticut. He and 
his wife Mary joined the church at Berwick, 
September 6. 1713. His will was dated Sep- 
tember 22, 1729, and proved April 6, 1730. 
He married (first) about 1705, MaiT Hearl, 
wh.o died before August 9, 1718, daughter of 
William. Sr. and Elizabeth Head. He mar- 
ried (second). May 24, 1721, Judith (Lord) 
Meeds, born March 29, 1687, daughter of Na- 
than and Martha (Toxer) Lord, of P.erwick, 
and widow of P)enjamin Meeds. Children of 
the first wife, the first five baptized September 
6, 1713: (jabriel ; Mary, died young; Han- 
nah : John : Patience ; Jonathan, baptized Au- 
gust 4, 1715, mentioned below; Katherine, 
baptized May 29, T718. Children of the sec- 
ond wife: Mary, baptized August 27, 1724; 
Martha, baptized same day : ^Iargaret, bap- 
tized same day; Olive, ba]5tized May 6, 1731. 

(Ill I Jonathan, son of Gabriel Hamilton, 
was ba]itized in the first parish of Berwick, 
Maine, .\ugnst 4, 1715. He removed about 

1736 to New London, Connecticut, and mar- 
ried there, July 26, 1735, Elizabeth Strick- 
land. It is said that he had a second wife, and 
that Phebe, who died July 26, 1786, was his 
third wife. In 1760, with his wife, Phebe, he 
removed to Horton, Nova Scotia. He was 
the first high sheriflf of King's county. He 
died February 24, 1778. Children of Jona- 
than Hamilton : John ; James, born Febru- 
ary 2, 1763, mentioned below; Jonathan, born 
February 10, 1767; Sarah, born March 24, 
1769, died young. 

(R") James, son of Jonathan Hamilton, 
was born February 2, 1763, and married, Feb- 
ruary 10, 1796, Nancy Flarris. He died De- 
cember 9, 1843. They had one child, James 
E., mentioned below. 

(\') James Edward, son of James Hamil- 
ton, was born in Norwich. He married Anna 
Maria Gesner, whose ancestors were of 
Knickerbocker and French Huguenot stock, 
Konrad Gessner, the Zurich scholar and phil- 
osopher, was an ancestor. Her father was 
Henry Gessner, a farmer and trader of New 
York, who lived to the advanced age of nine- 
ty-four years. She was a faithful member of 
the Protestant Episcopal church. .She died 
at the age of seventy-four years. James E. 
Hamilton was a merchant in the West India 
trade. He lived to the age of eighty-four 
years. Children : J. Henry, professor in 
Polytechnic Institute of Firooklyn, New York; 
Charles Storrs ; James ; Nicholas L. 

(\'J) Charles Storrs, son of James Ed- 
ward Hamilton was born in New York City, 
January 3, 1848. The family removed to 
Grand Pre, Nova Scotia, and he went to school 
there. A branch of this Hamilton family lo- 
cated in Nova Scotia some generations before, 
having grants of land for their service in the 
capture of Louisburgh. He prepared for col- 
lege under a private tutor and entered Kings 
College at Windsor, Nova Scotia, the oldest 
chartered college in the Dominion of Canada. 
He was graduated with the degree of A. B., 
in the class of 1873, and then came to Boston, 
where he began the study of law in the office 
of Hon. Samuel Clark, a congressman from 
that city. After two years of study he en- 
tered the Yale Law School and was gradu- 
ated with the degree of LL. B. in 1875, after 
eighteen months. He had previously studied 
medicine to some extent in the office of his 
uncle and while at New Haven he took some 
courses in the Yale Medical School, and he 
has made a specialty of law cases requiring 
some knowledge of medicine and surgery, es- 
pecially actions of tort and suits for damages 
for injuries. He was admitted to the bar in 
1875, after an extended tri|) through the 




sdiitlurn stales. In May, 1875. lie opened an 
cifticf in the Vale National I'.ank I'nildinK, 
where he has lieen liLated ever since, lie lias 
taken liii,'h rank anun;; the lawyers ol Con- 
necticut, and is especially in demand as an 
advocate on acc(.)iuit of his sncccss as a trial 
lawyer. In recent years he has had an exten- 
sive liitsiness in the courts of Massachnsetts, 
Rhode Island and New York in tryini; heforc 
juries cases for daniages. In Connecticut this 
class nf cases is not tried hy jury. He has had 
Iroin one to four cases in every state report in 
Connecticut since \Ohnne 41 was puhlished. 
He is in much demand as puhlic speaker. 
N'olwithstaiidini; his husy life, he has inain- 
taincfl his ac(|uaintance with the classics and 
reads Latin and Greek for a pastime. He 
speaks I'rench and ( ierman tlueutly. In addi- 
tion to hi- law j)r:ictice, he has extensive in- 
terests in shiiipinfj and real estate. 

lie was a Republican until i8go, when he 
differed from his party in some essential 
jioints. and since then he has been independ- 
ent. In 1888 he was a member of the com- 
mon council of New Ha veil from the second 
ward, and in the following year was an al- 
derman of that city. In i8<)o he was nomi- 
nated for state senator and ttiouj.;h his party 
was in the minority, he ran ahead of the ticket. 
In the same year, he was chairman of the 
commission to revise the city charter and ordi- 
nances of New Haven and ilid his work thor- 
oiij^dily and well. He takes a keen interest in 
the letjislation of the state from year to year, 
an<l has drafted many important statutes that 
have been enacted in recent years, lie has 
held various other offices of trust and responsi- 
bility, lie was at one time a director of the 
New I laven Free Pulilic Library and chair- 
man of the I5oard of Registration of New- 
Haven for five years. He has held the office 
of justice of the peace. He has written arti- 
cles on legal topics for various jierioilicals and 
newspapers of New Haven and New \ov\<. 
He wrote an article on "The Use and Effect of 
a Seal on a Written Instrument." for the 
nciuh and Bar A'crvVti' (now Tlic Forum). 
He has taken out three patents for marine in- 
vention — for a new adjustable centre boanl. 
a rudder liinsie and a moorini^-linc attach- 
ment. He was a trustee of the New Haven 
Yacht Club, member of the .Shelter Isl.ind 
Yacht Club, and a skillful yachtsman. In the 
summer of 1901 he carried the tlag of this 
yacht club for the first time into the British 
|>rovinces on his schooner yacht "Fearless." 
He is also fond of fishinsj and huntini;, and 
takes much of his recreation with rod and 
line, or with his gun. He has an interestinir 
collection of birds, made bv himself and lian<l- 

snmely mounted. He i- 1 ni.n I . • ... ;i , 

L<)d|,;e. No. I, Free and 
has taken all the dc^i 

.\!as«>nry. inchKliny tin lit t» 

a member of the Itar of Con- 

necticut. I'ur many ye.o - ii> u.i- a vestry- 
man of St. Paul's' I'rotestmt HpiHCoial 

He marrie«l. August i.i. iHjH. .Mary Kliza- 
bcth. dau^'htcr of Williniv (liiprvmi. of 
Itrooklyn. Cliildren: M ' latc 

of thc'Orton & Nichol- Ha- 

ven, and W'oodsidc ^- ■ ' 

William Slorrs \\ 
the honor men in 
of \ale College in 

(II) I'liiiip i 

JCDI) Jud.I (q. V. 

baptized .Sei'i-; .. . ,, 

married Hannah, daughter ot 1 homas Loo- 
mis, of Windsor, by his first wife. He lived 
in Farmington, t onnecticut. until a lew years 
before his death, ami then removed to Water- 
bury, where he died in ' ' • ' " The 
inventory of his estate Ijcr 
2, iftf^cj, and presented 1 l.irt- 
ford, November 11. The widow was adminis- 
tratrix, but she seems to have brrn m.irried 
again, before if*)], to sonu 'losc 
name has not been found, ami nas 
Ju«!d and Thomas Jiuld. the ap- 
pointed administrators, and to the 
chiblren. March, tfiC)i. The i uich 
in debt, and considerable was t.\|>^n<lc<l for 
the children. One hundred and forlv-four 
iviunds were left to be divi! ' ' ''ren: 
Philip, mentioned below; Ti i/cd 

May 27. i(>S^, died young; II..: ., :ized 

October to, \<>^. five years old ; \\ dliam, l>ap- 
tized July 3, 1^187. two years oM ; Henjamin, 
baptized Mav 4, KiQO, three months old. 

(Ill) I'hi'lip (2 1. son of Philip fi) Judd, 
was born in 1(173, bapti-' ' ^' • ' ■• i'i8l. 
He livcil in that part of I ' iicl. 

and dicfl ageil over ei:., een 

17^10 and I7^>5. He ami Ins second wife 
Lydia were members of the clnirch in Rcth- 
el in 17(10. That church seems to have been 
organized in i7(>o. He had three s<mis. and 
Deacon F. Taylor thought he had five daugh- 
ters. Chiblren : Philip; Thomas; Samuel, 
mentioned below; Hannah; Rebecca. 

(I\') Samuel, son of Philip (2) Judd. of 
Danbury. in Hetliel StH-icly. was Ixjni there 
in 1700. He married Hannah Knapp. Tlicy 
were both membiTs of the church in iTfio. 
(."hildren: Fbene/er, iHirn aliout 1743-44: 
Samuel, twin of Elienczer. mentioned l»elo\v ; 
Comfort. ah<iut 1745; James and Jonathan, 



both Tories in the revokition, joined the lirit- 
ish on Long Island, and died without issue ; 
Ehjah, June 19, 1759. 

(V) Samuel (2), son of Samuel (i) Judd, 
was born about .1743-44. He married Lucy 
Hawley, and had one child, Benjamin, men- 
tioned below. This wife died and he married 
a second. He lived some years in Cornwall, 
and is believed to have died there. 

(VI) Benjamin, son of Samuel (2) Judd, 
was born in Bethel, in 1769, died March 6, 
1826. He married (first) June 13, 1790, 
Zilpha Williams, of Bethel. She died April 
15, 18 19, and he married (second) Elizabeth 
Sturdevant, April 30, 1820. Children by first 
wife : Samuel, bom November 2, 1791 ; Lucy, 
December 15, 1792, married Abel Crofut ; 
Polly, August 15, 179s, married Stephen Ad- 
ams ; Hawley, September 13, 1797, mentioned 
below ; Hiram, May 14, 1803. By second 
wife: George B., January 24, 1821. 

(VII) Hawley, son of Benjamin Judd, was 
born September 13, 1797, in Bethel. He mar- 
ried, December 31, 1818, Eleanor Adams, of 
Redding. Connecticut. He removed to Pem- 
broke, New York, and from there to Michi- 
gan. His first wife died and he married a 
second wife. Children, all born in Bethel : 
Betsey, March 29, 1819; Grant, June 29, 1821, 
mentioned below; Hiram Benjamin, April 3, 
1823: Harrison, June 2, 1825; Henry, July 
20, 1827; Amelia, February 22, 183 1 : Frank, 
December 18, 1833; Mary, January 28, 1839; 
Edgar, March 10, 1841. 

(VIH) Grant, son of Hawley Judd, was 
born June 29, 182 1, in Bethel. In 1843 he 
removed to Stamford, where he passed the 
remainder of his life. He was one of the or- 
ganizers of the Phoenix Carriage Manufac- 
turing Company, of Stamford, with which he 
remained until the company dissolved. Dur- 
ing his life he was much respected, and had 
many fine characteristics. He died January 
3, 1892. He married, March 26, 1845, Han- 
nah M. Knapp, born June 26, 1827, daughter 
of Luther and Hannah fSelleck) Knapp (see 
Knapp VI). Child, William Hawley, men- 
tioned below. 

(IX) William Hawley, son of Grant Judd, 
was born at Stamford, Connecticut, February 
10, 1850. He was educated chiefly in the pri- 
vate .schools of his native town. At the age 
of eighteen years he began his business career 
in the employ of Fox & St. John, lumber 
dealers, Stamford. Upon the death of Mr. 
Fox in 1868, the firm name was changed to 
St. John & Hoyt, Harvey Hoyt succeeding 
to the interests of Mr. Fox. Mr. Judd con- 
tinued with the new firm as bookkeeper, sales- 
man and manager until 1878, wlien he was ad- 

mitted to the firm and the name changed to 
St. John, Hoyt & Company. Early in 1888 
Mr. Getman, of Oswego, New York, was ad- 
mitted to the firm and the name changed to 
Hoyt, Getman & Judd and continued thus un- 
til 1897, when Mr. Bogardus became a mem- 
ber of the firm and the name became Getman, 
Judd & Company. Mr. Getman died in 1897 
and the concern was incorporated the follow- 
ing year under the name of the Getman & 
Judd Company, Mr. Judd being president of 
the company. Mr. Judd is secretary and 
treasurer of tlie St. John Wood Working 
Company ; secretary, treasurer and director of 
the East Branch Dock Corporation ; treasurer 
and director of the Victor Steamboat Com- 
pany ; director of the Stamford Trust Com- 
pany, the Stamford Hospital, Manufacturers' 
Association of Stamford and the Woodland 
Cemetery Association ; trustee of the Stam- 
ford Savings Bank ; delegate of the Eastern 
States Retail Lumber Dealers' Association, 
and has served as president of the Connecti- 
cut Lumber Dealers' Association. He is a 
Republican and somewhat active in politics 
and city affairs : he was a burgess of Stam- 
ford under the borough government. He is 
a member of the Church Club of Connecticut, 
the Republican Club of New York, the Sub- 
urban Club of Stamford, the Stamford Yacht 
Club and the Lumbermen's Club of New York 
City. Mr. Judd married, November 11. 1873, 
in New York City, Anna Moores, born .\pril 
3. 185 1, daughter of Charles W. and Susan 
(Mallory) Moores. ^Ir. and Mrs. Judd are 
members of St. Andrew's Protestant Epis- 
copal Church of Stamford ; he has been a 
vestryman for many years and for the past 
ten years has served as junior warden of the 

(Tlie Sears Line). 

(H) Caleb Knapp, son of Nicholas Knapp 
( q. v.), was born January 20, 1636. He set- 
tled at Stamford. Children, born at Stam- 
ford : Caleb, November 24, 1661 ; John, men- 
tioned below. 

(Ill) John, son of Caleb Knapp, was born 
at Stamford, July 25, 1664. He married there, 
June 10, 1692, Hannah Ferris. Children, born 
at Stamford : Samuel, August 27, 1695 ; John, 
August, 14, 1697; Hannah, March 10, 1698- 
99: Peter, August 15, 1701 ; Charles, men- 
tioned below; Deborah. June 28. 1707; Moses, 
.August 6, 1709. 

(I\') Charles, son of John Knapp, was born 
May 9, 1705, at Stamford. He married there, 
June 17, 1731, Bethia Weed. Children, born 
at Stamford: Charles, July 18, 1732; Sarah, 
.\pril 2. 1734; Hannah, March 29, 1736; 
Bethia, June 12, 1738; Jonas, .August 25, 


1740: I'ipfiK-m-, M:i\ I'j. 174-': ' inii'i'ii, Dc- 
(.rmlitr I, 1744: Silvaiius, November 30. I74'>; 
I Iczckiah, iiicntioiicd liolow. 

(\') Ilezekiali, son of C'liarlos Knapi), was 
Ixirn at Stamford, October 14, 1749, <lif<l at 
Stamford. Deccmlier 11. 1S40. He married. 
in (irecmvidi, (."oimecticut. September 7. 1775, 
Mary IVck, bom \oveml)i-r 13. 1732. <bed 
^rptcmbor iq. 184J. He was a soWlier in tlic 
M vohilion in I'aptain Jnnatlian \\ bitney's 
ii'Mipany, Colonel (General) Wooster's re^ji- 
ment in 1776, and was in tlie New York cam- 
paign after tbe battle of W'bite [Mains. Me 
was a pensioner in 1S40. tben aged ninety 
{padres 485 ami (162 Conn. Rev. Rolls). Chil- 
ilren. born at .Stamford: Polly. July 18, 1776; 
liannali, March u. 1778; Rufus. Angnst 19, 
1781 : Sally, November iS. 1785 ; Luther, men- 
tioned below: r.ctbia, January 15. 1795. 

(\'l) l.utl'.er. son of llezekiah Knapp, was 
liorn at Stamford, August 21, 1789. died there 
December 5, i8f>6. lie married there, Octo- 
lier 25, 1814, Hannah Selleck, born April 23, 
1793, died there August 26. iSrii. ilaughtcr of 
losei'h .Selleck, born bebruarv 14. 1759, died 
March 16, i84r., and I'hocbe (Clock) Selleck, 
liorn November 17, 1772, died March 21, 1853. 
( bildren, born at .Stamford: Phoebe Selleck, 
Inly 19, 1815; Joseph Selleck, March 15, 
1818: Mary Peck, June 6, 182 1 : .\nn Eliza, 
May 2^1. 1823 : Charles Hezckiah, August 23, 
1825: Hannah M., |ime 2f), 1S27: married, 
March 26, 1843, (".rant Judd (see Judd \'Ul). 

Hiugham. Massachusetts, is 
LI NCt >LN (listingui'ihed as the home of 
all the first settlers of the 
iirname Lincoln. From these pioneers are 
descended all the colonial families of the 
name, inchiding President Lincoln and more 
than one governor and man of note in all 
walks of life. The surname was variously 
spelled I-iTikhorn. Linkoln. Lincou, and was 
common in old Hingbam. in P.ngland. for 
more than a century before immigrant ances- 
tors made their home in Massachusetts. The 
origin or meaning of the name has been a 
theme of discussion. Some have maintained 
that it is a relic of the .\nglo-Saxon-Norman- 
Conquest period, when, near some waterfall 
(Anglo-Saxon "lin") a colony (Roman "col- 
onia") was founded, thus .giving Lincolonia or 
finally Lincolnshire. Eight of the name were 
among the first settlers of Hingbam. coming 
thither from W'ymondham. county Norfolk. 
England. Tliree brothers. Daniel. Samuel and 
Thomas, came with their mother Joan. There 
were no less than inur naincil Thomas Lincoln, 
adults and heads of families, all doubtless re- 
lated. Thev were distinguished on the records 

and in I<K-al speech by tinir tia^.s 1 bey 
were known as Thomas, the miller: Thomas, 
the cooper; Thomas, the hn-l'"'"''" ;ind 
Tliomas. the weaver. There w en 

Lincoln who came with his wiii Ste- 

phen, from Wymond. England, in Kj^.S. This 
name is spelled also Windham and Wymond- 

( L) Thomas Lincoln, the miller, was bom 
in Norfolk county. FiiLhuid in 1603. He 
came to Hingham. ttls, in 1635, 

and was one of the lie <:imc rear. 

He drew a house-lot .1 i; nn, 

July 3, 1636, on what '. ct, 

near .Main, an ' ^■■'■- • igj. 

Before 1630, 1: ts- 

sachusetts, an. re 

on Mill river at a (xiiht ni iJic vll^ 
the present city, near the street lea! 
the railroad -tation to City Si|u.iro. it : .M 
that King Phili|) and lii^ iliicfs omi- met the 
colonists in conference in this ni'" ''- • ^ved 
in Taimton on the jury in 1631 ly 

surveyor there in 1630 and tl lul 

owner. He Ix-came one of tl rs 

in the famous Taunton iron \vo u-d 

October, 1632, as a stock con: ng 

other stf>ckholders were Ric' iis, 

Richard .Stacy and George W > se 

works were operated until 1883, and the dam 
and foundation still mark one of fbe most 
interesting sites in the I .in 

industry. He married ( li iid 

(second) December 10. k-'-.. , ,i..ii-i,, ■ 
vey) Street, widow of Francis .Street. Ijn- 
coln gave land in Hingham to his son Thomas, 
who sold it October 11, 1662, specifying the 
history of the transactions. Lincoln's will 
was (latcd August 23, 1683, when he stated 
his age as about eighty years. Tlie will was 
proved March 3. 1U84. (Iiildren: John, 
baptized February, 1639, married Edith Ma- 
comber: Samuel, mentioned below: Thomas 
Jr., February, 1637-38, at Hingham : Mary, at 
Hingham, (October 6. 1642, married William 
Hack and Richard Stevens; Sarah, December. 
1643, married Joseph Wills, of Taunton, and 
settled in Scituatc. 

(H) Samuel, son of Thomas Lincoln, the 
miller, was bom at Hingham. England, or 
vicinity and baptized in Hinpham, Massachu- 
setts, in I '137. He married Jane . and 

settled in Taunton, Massachusetts. Children: 
.^anuiel (<|. v.) liorn June 1. i'i'm: ILm- 

nah, married Owen; Tamscn, married 

Jonah Austin Jr.; Elizabeth, married William 

(Iin .*^.ninuel (2^. -.on of Samuel (i) Lin- 
coln, was born at Tatmton. June i, 1664; 


srtllcd .It 


Norwich, Connecticut, later in Windham in 
that state. He married, June 2, 1692, Eliza- 
beth Jacobs, also of an old Hingham family. 
Children : Samuel, mentioned below, Jacob, 
Tho;vas, Jonah, Nathaniel, died in infancy, 
and Elizabeth. 

(IV) Samuel (3), son of Samuel (2) Lin- 
coln, was born in Windham, Connecticut. No- 
vember 29, 1693; married, August 23. 1723, 
Ruth Huntington. Children : Samuel, John, 
(mentioned below), Nathaniel, who lived to 
be one hundred and five years and five months 
of age, Joseph, Eleazer and David. 

(V) John, son of Samuel (3) Lincoln, was 
born at Windham, July 28, 1726, and died 
June 7, 1810. He married (first) Rebecca 

; (second), May 30, 1758, Annie Sto- 

well, widow. Children of first wife : Two died 
in infancy. Children of second wife : Annie, 
Eleazer, Jonah and lerusha (twins), and 

(AT) Jonah, son of John Lincoln, was born 
at AYindham, November 15, 1760. For many 
years in addition to farming on an extensive 
scale, he was a wool manufacturer at North 
Windham. One of the products of his mill 
was satinet that was used in making uniforms 
for the revolutionary soldiers and felt for 
paper machines. For a time the business flour- 
ished, but after the war the commercial crisis 
caused heavy losses. For a number of years 
his sons were associated with him and the 
business was finally taken by his son Stowell. 
The later years of Jonah's life, he spent in 
farming and at the time of his death he had 
a handsome competence. In politics he was 
a John Quincy Adams Democrat and took a 
keen interest in national, state and town af- 
fairs. He was for many years representative 
to the general assembly and for a long time 
served the district, comprising the towns of 
Hampton, Windham and Chaplin, as now con- 
stituted, as judge of probate. He was active 
in organizing the Christian Church at North 
Windham. He died May 14, 1845, ^"d was 
buried at North Windham. He married. May 
I, 1783, Lucy Webb, born May 31, 1763, died 
July 23, 1846, at the age of eighty-three years. 
Children, born at Windham: i. James, May 
31, 1784; married Asenath Flint. 2. Dan, 
mentioned below. 3. Stowell, October 28, 
1788, for many years a manufacturer at North 
Windham, captain of the artillery company ; 
married Maria Welch and died March 29, 
1870. 4. John, February 17, 1791 ; married 
Millany Huntington and was a farmer in 
Berks county, Pennsylvania, where he died. 
5. Ralph, December 22. 1792; married Almira 
Trumbull, was a manufacturer at North 
Windham and died June 24, 1876. 6. Elisha, 

January 12, 1795: married Eliza Aplin, was a 
farmer in Berks county, then in Ohio, and 
finally in \'an Buren, Arkansas, where he died. 
7. Lucy, July 11, 1797; married Benjamin 
Perry, a carpenter. 8. Marcia, November 2;^, 
1799: married Luther Burnham, a farmer of 
Hampton and finally at North Windham 
where he died. 9. Albert, September 9, 1802, 
graduated at the military academy at West 
Point and while on his way to Fort Anthony, 
now Minneapolis, Minnesota, died, October 
13, 1822, at St. Louis, Missouri. 10. Burr, 
October 2, 1804; married Elmira W^ood. 

(VII) Dan, son of Jonah Lincoln, was 
born July 27, 1786; died December 31, 1864. 
In early manhood he entered his father's 
mill at North Windham, became an expert 
clothier and later a partner of his brother 

In middle life he bought the Tucker 
farm, just over the Windham line in Chaplin, 
and built thereon the Clover Mill. Later he 
removed to Scotland and followed farming. 
His last years were spent on the Burr Lin- 
coln place, later William Sibley's, in North 
Windham and he died there. For many years 
he was captain of militia and was widely 
known as ''Captain Dan." He was a prom- 
inent citizen in this section ; was selectman of 
both Windham and Qiaplin. He was of sound 
judgment and strong character. His counsel 
and advice were sought by many and he had 
many friends in all classes of people. He mar- 
ried, February 6. 1812. Mehitable Flint of 
North Windham, born November 3, 1787, died 
September 3, 1875. Children: 1. Amanda, 
born November 10, 1812; died January 12, 
i8go: married Edwin E. Burnham of Wind- 
ham, a prominent merchant and real estate 
dealer in later life at Willimantic. 2. Mason, 
March 26, 1816, a blacksmith at North Wind- 
ham, afterward a banker and real estate broker 
at Willimantic: died July 10, 1889. 3. Allen, 
of further mention. 4. Albert, September 
15, i8ig, blacksmith until the civil war. en- 
listed and returned disabled, engaged in 
farmine. died at Coventry, January u, 1885. 
5. Jared \A'., September 8, 1823, still living 
( igi I ) in Chaplin : was a school teacher, then 
a farmer in Windham and Scotland, Con- 
necticut ; bought Allen Lincoln's store 
in Chaplin in 1857; was appointed post- 
master bv President Lincoln and except dur- 
ing two Democratic administrations was post- 
master until he retired and was succeeded by 
his son : was town clerk and treasurer in 
1863 and continually until 1905, thereafter 
represented the town of Chaplin in the gen- 
eral assembly in 1862: clerk and treasurer of 
the Congregational Society until 1908. 6. 



Earlc. died yl)lln5,^ 7. Imiali, died yminj^. 8. 
Dan Jr.. died xoiinj,'. 

(Mil) Allen, >c,n of Dan Lincoln, was 
born in the north end of the town of Wind- 
ham. Connecticut. October 16. 1817. lie at- 
tendetl the district schools and worked during 
his hovhood on the farm. Fn i8,^i his parents 
removed to the Tucker farm over the line in 
the town of Chaj)lin and lie was "bound out" 
ami had more than his share of hard work 
and driidj,fcry. lUit his schoolinf,-- was not neg- 
lected and in the course of time he was found 
competent to teach. When he came of age he 
purchased the Tucker farm, where he had 
lived when a hoy, goingf in debt for the entire 
amoiuit of the purchase price and making,' the 
place pay for itself. Wlieii a vovni,' man he 
bou,L;iil wool in the west and sold woolen f.;cio(ls 
there, in addition to his farming. Twice be- 
fore he was thirty-five he met with reverses 
and lo.-t all his property, but he was never 
discouraged. In 1833 he removed to Chaplin 
and opened a general store. Four years later 
he opened a similar store in Willimantic. in 
what was then the principal part of the vil- 
la|,'e. at the corner of Bridge and Main streets, 
and retained his store at Chajilin. but finally 
sold it to his brother Jareil W. Lincoln. In 
i8'>4 he made his home permanently in Willi- 
mantic. In jiartnership with I. Lester Eaton, 
also of Chaplin, he opened a general store 
in the old "jlrainard House" and carried on 
business there r.ntil. in company with F,. F.. 
Rurnham and J. G. Keigwin, he built Union 
I'.Iiick and removed to the sture that was in 
later years occupied by John M. .Mpangh, his 
son-in-law. to whom he tinall\ sold his busi- 
ness. .After leaving Chaplin, he bought the 
Howes property on L^nion street, opened Tem- 
ple. \'alley and Center streets and sold lots 
and built dwelling houses there. He erected 
the brick house on Center street. For a long 
time he and F. F. Ilurnliam were in part- 
nershi]! in the real estate business in which 
they were very successful. In 1860 he pur- 
chased the Hassett Block and soon afterward 
a large tract of land on Prospect Hill. In 
1876 he formed a partnership with E. .\. 
Buck and E. M. Durkce in the flour and 
grain business. This firm was dissolved in 
TS71). Soon afterward he took into partner- 
ship his only son. .Mien B. Lincoln, under the 
firm name of A. Lincoln & .Son, and con- 
tiinicd in business to the time of his death. 

lie was elected to various offices of honor 
and trust and filled them with characteristic 
zeal and faithfulness. In Chaplin he was 
postmaster and town clerk and in 1855 rep- 
resented the town in the general assembly. 
In Windham he was selectman. t'>wn clerk 

nil'! trrrt-nrcr seventeen yciirs, and f. .1 ri.ins 
ivc trial justice, lie 
liners In establish an.: 
I..-, .^.u<l^,.,r^s : - • - 
lave C.I Williinai' 
and Useful in In.r. 
he was a director of tiic U ilinnai 
Institute and for a time was pre- 
Willimantic Trust Company. ]]■ 
inally a Democrat, but in 1836 vol. 

Soil ticket and joined ''•• '' 

at its organizati(jn. li 

tionalist he served tlu 

was a member in varioii, ..iViccs and was 

active in the movement that resnl(n<l in n nf\v 

church building .it Wi" 

member of I".;isterii S; 

Accejited .Masons. IU ,; 

and was buried in the cemetery at ' 

The following tribute to his rbnr 

of nvmy: "Mr. Allen l.ino.ln 

years a director of this banl 

tute), having been suddenly rem .m.i ir..m ■ :r 

midst by death. UesoKcd. that in the death 

of Mr. Lincoln, who met with us at the last 

meeting of the l)oarn, we feel that this bank, 

in common with other public interests with 

which he was connected, has lost a valuable 

helf)er, and that as fellow officers, we take 

this opportunity to exprc-s or- • • •• ■' 

his uniform and prompt .r- 
ways, and the valuable advi. . 
he has rendered in this manageincni .w the 
affairs of the bank. We miss his kinHlv pres- 
ence from our councils, and honor " ' 'i 
his memory as a pleasant compani. 
citi/en. who discharged any trust 
private, to which he was called. -. 
and ability. Resolved, that these 
be placed in the records of the .m.; a 
copy fielivered to the invalid widow and the 
family of the deceased, as an cxpre~.-ion of 
our sympathy with them in their affliction. 

He was an able and successful bnsine-.- man. 
facing loss an<l misfortune with c<iurage and 
honor, |)aying his dthts in full and nskinij no 
favors. He was considerate and - 
with others in mi^ifortune and ■..: 
charity. His manly, -lerling ''■ ■• 
exam])le and inspiration in th 
he moved. He was a devot. ■ i 

father. He married. May 23, 1841, in Clw|)- 
lin. .^allinila Beimett, who was Iiom. in that 
town lanuar\ j8. i8iS" • ■ ]\',i- 

con Origen ami .Sallin.' nclt. 

The BalKocks were a . the 

Bennetts of Stoninglon, t onnecticut. l^eacon 
Origen Bennett was a farmer and for years 
was deacon of the Baptist church at Spring 
Hill, Mansfield, Connecticut. Mrs. Lincoln 



was one of the four children of his second 
marriage. Origen Bennett Jr. taught school 
at Chaplin for more than forty years. Mrs. 
Lincoln died December 26, 1900, and is buried 
at Willimantic. A memorial baptismal font 
of bronze and marble has been erected in 
memory of yir. and Mrs. Lincoln in the First 
Congregational Church, of which they were 
members. Children of Allen and Sallinda 
(Bennett) Lincoln: i. Martha Sallinda, born 
in Chaplin, April i, 1847; married John M. 
Alpaugh, of ^Villimantic. later of Providence, 
Rhode Island ; children : Frank L. and Clif- 
ford J. Alpaugh. 2. Janette (twin), born De- 
cember 22, 1848; married Frank F. Webb, 
of Willimantic. 3. Lila, twin of Janette, mar- 
ried Edward H. Brown, of Providence, and 
has three children — W'ard L., Preston and 
Mabel B. Brown. 4. Allen Bennett, mentioned 

(IX) Allen (2) Bennett, son of Allen (r) 
Lincoln, was born August 2, 1858, in the house 
that stood formerly near the corner of Church 
and Main streets. His schooling was begun in 
Miss Rose Dimock's private school. In 1865 
he entered the Natchaug School, which was 
founded in that year and graduated in 1875. 
He then entered the Williston Seminary at 
Easthampton and was graduated in the class 
of 1877. He graduated from Yale College 
with the degree of A. B. in the class of 1881. 
For about a year he was associated in busi- 
ness with his father, but his tastes were liter- 
ary and he accepted a position as editorial 
writer on the stall of the Providence Evening 
Press, under Z. L. White. Afterward he held 
a similar position on the Providence Journal, 
under George W. Danielson. In 1885 he re- 
turned home, on account of ill health, 
and soon afterward was elected temporary 
clerl- of the state board of education in place 
of A. J. Wright, who was absent on sick 
leave. In the fall of 1886 he established The 
Connecticut Home, at Willimantic, making it 
the state organ of the Prohibition pirty. Four 
years later, he removed the office to Hartford 
and combined his paper with the Worcester 
Times, a similar newspaper, which he bought, 
and continued the amalgamated journals under 
the name of The Neiv England Home, which 
took high rank among the Prohibition news- 
papers of the country. The Prohibition party 
strength was undermined by political changes 
and the support of the party newspapers weak- 
ened. In November, 1894, Mr. Lincoln sold 
his paper to what was afterward The Neiv 
Voice, published in Chicago. In 1895 ^''^ es- 
tablished in Willimantic a branch of the Co- 
operative Savings Society and also carried on 
a fire insurance a2;encv. He added life 

insurance to his business. In May, 1901, he 
sold his other business and has since devoted 
his attention chiefly to life insurance. He 
developed successfully the district agency of 
the Northwestern 3,Iutual Life, in eastern Con- 
necticut, and May i, 1909, he was appointed 
manager of the district offices of the same 
company in New Haven, Connecticut and in 
September, 1909, removed his residence from 
Willimantic to New Haven. His literary work 
has not been confined to newspapers. He was 
while in college an editor of the Yale Courant 
for three years. In 1883 he wrote a history 
of the Natchaug School and in 1885 a "His- 
tory of all the Fire Companies ever formed 
in Windham," both of which were published 
in pamphlet form and were valuable contribu- 
tions to local history. In 1885 he wrote a 
series of articles on civil service reform which 
were personally commended by George Wil- 
liam Curtis and issued in pamphlet form by 
the Willimantic Civil Service Reform Asso- 
ciation. He developed ability as a public 
speaker and during various political campaigns 
spoke at rallies of his party in more than a 
hundred towns in Rhode Island, Connecticut 
and New York. He was chairman of the 
Prohibition State Committee for several years 
and a number of his addresses were published 
as campaign documents of the Prohibition 
party. In 1892 he was chosen historian of 
the town of Windham at tlie bi-centennial 
celebration, and was editor and compiler of the 
Memorial Volume, published in 1893. In 
June, 1900, The Hartford Times published an 
article on "A New Democracy" written by 
Mr. Lincoln, and said editorially: "His 
conclusions must appeal powerfully to all 
patriotic Americans, and presentation of 
them has not been excelled in force or 
precision by any writer on public ques- 
tions who has recently addressed the 
American public." He cast his first vote 
for the Republican party, but in 1884 sup- 
ported Cleveland. In 1886 he joined the Pro- 
hibition party and in recent years he has been 
independent of all parties in his political 
action. He has served on the school board of 
Willimantic and was charter member of the 
W^illimantic Board of Trade. He is a mem- 
ber of the executive committee of the State 
Civil Service Reform Association, delegate- 
at-large in the State Brotherhood of Congre- 
gational Men's Clubs, and member of the New 
Haven Chamber of Commerce and the Grad- 
uates' Club. He and his wife are members 
of the Congregational Church, Willimantic, 
of which he was superintendent of the Sun- 
day school for ten years. He married, Decem- 
ber 18, 1883, Caroline Laura Buck, born 


Marcli _'5. iS^q, dauiilitcr of Kdwiii A. and 
Delia Lincoln I'.uck. Ilcr father was formerly 
^talc treasurer of Connecticut, residinj^ at 

\sliiiinl. Mrs. Lincoln was active in church 
and Micial lirdes in Williinantic. Children: 
I. Marion liuck, horn January 2, i88S. 2. 
l-'.lsie lieiniett. November 2"], i8y2. 3. Har- 
lara < irace, ( 'ctolrer 15, 1896. 4. Julia 

\rmour, June 27. 1899. 

William Buck, the inimij^rant an- 
PiL'CK ccstor, came from I-'ngland on the 
ship "Increase," which sailed, 
.\])ril. 1633. and landed in a month at I'os- 
ton, Massachusetts. At that time, he ijavc his 
age as fifty years, and so he was bom in 
1585. His son Roger, then eighteen years old, 
was with him. lie settled at Cambridge, ^L^s- 
-.iclni setts. He ha<l a grant of land of twenty 
acres in 1652, which was lot No. 91 in the 
ri-called Cambridge Survey. The new home 
was situated in what was called the west field, 
now Raymond street, Jiorthcisl from (larden 
-treet. He was a plough-wright. He died, 
intestate, January 24, 1658. He was buried 
n the old cemetery at Cambridge. His son 
Koger was administrator. 

( H) Roger, son of William Ruck, was born 
II iC)!", in Pingland. He came with his 
lathcr to Xew England on the "Increase." 
Xpril 15. 16.^5. His mother was probably 
lead at this time. It is supposed that Lnoch 
. iid Emanuel Hiick who settled at Wethers- 
lield, Connecticut, were relatives, and were 
perhaps sons of William Buck. Roger Buck 
was a plough-wright and a farmer. He set- 
tled near his father at Cambridge, and when 
bis wife Susannah died, he moved to Woburn 
where sonic of bis children lived, fie died in 
Woburn. November 10, if>9.V Children: John, 
lorn ."September 3, 1644: Ephraim, July 26, 
\<\i,G. mentioned l)clow : Mary, born January' 
J3, 1648; Ruth. November (\ 1633; Elizabeth, 
July 3. i'i3~: Lydia. married November 3, 
1672. Henry .Smith; Samuel, March 16. 1669. 
(Ill) Ephraim. son of Roger Buck, was 
born at Cambridge, July 26, 1646. He mar- 
ried. January 1, 1671. Sarah, daughter of 
John and E.unice ( Mousall ) Brooks of Wo- 
burn. He t!oubtless settled there a few years 
before he married, as he is mentioncfi in the 
will of John Mousall, whose granddaughter 
he married, and Mr. Mou.sall died March 2"/, 
1663. He was a man of much distinction. 
He was appointed local magistrate by the gen- 
eral court, to try small causes. He was a 
farmer. His grandson Jonathan was the 
founder of Bucksport. Maine. He died, Jan- 
uary, 1721, at Woburn. Children: Sarah, 
born January 11. 1673: Ephraim. July 13. 

1676; John, Januar 

John, l-'ebruary 7. 

bcr 13, 1682. mentii.tii-cl !k;I-'\s ; ],■ ■ 

7, 1685: Ebenczer, May 20, 1689; M . 

ber 28, \()f)\. 

(IN) Samuel, son of Ephraim Buck, was 
born at Woburn, November 13. \fS^2. Alxjut 

1708, he married Hannah "'cd 

at Woburn. and was a fam. n: 

Hannah. • ' ' 1710; .■^ainiu-,. ..lay 

7. 171 1 . ; Sarah. April 16, 

1716: Z> ., j.^, 1719. 

(V) Samuel (2j, son of Samuel (l) Btick. 
was born at Woburn. >fnv 7. 171 t, nnd d-rd 
at Killingly, Com 
From records in C 
tween the Thorn)' 
is found. Samuel 
with n)any other 1 
lingly and Thom;--..n, < 
Batcman joined the KH'i 
ber 15, 171 3. ■ 
from \\'cst ' 

May 23, 1716 

ard of Lexington. ' he 

stream of emigraf > ral 

years from Woburn to TlK.iiip.Nun. Jair.o W'il- 
son and Ivory L'pham joined the church in 
1729. from Woburn. \'cr ' ' ' ' " ;ck 

came with relatives in -re 

is nothing but a rccor ^ . of 

Robert Buck, in 171 3, and he may have 
been one of the Wcthcrsficld family. Sam- 
uel was one of the heads of families 
who signed the covenant on November 
19, 1743. an'' • 'I ' 'Vv. Perley Howe of 
Dudlcv, Mas- settle as minister at 

Killingly. 11. : farm .n K;!t::-!v 

Hill in 1736, of Kiienczcr, on ^^ 
The Rev. Mr. Howe kept no > 
so that information about ^ : s 

family is bard to find. For • 
was deacon of the church. Iv 
succeeded by Lieutenant Ben 
who may have Ixjen related t 
from Woburn. The son of > 
Jr., married a Miss Blo^s. wIk nie 

from W ■" ' is 

good n v- 

ing nauT. uie 

ccrtainlv are. Cinidren: 1. /crviiili, married 
Giles Roberts, .April 3. 1734. 2. OaviH men- 
tioned below. 3. Samuel, \v ha 
Bloss, January i. \~(yo. 4. J' in 
the revolutionary w"- ■ "M cd 
at the battle of Har er 
15, 177^). 3. .'\ap : -35. 
(i. Child, died OctoUr 3, 173O. 7. Ktiibcn, 
married Elizabeth, joined the church, 1769. 

(\T) David, son of Samuel (2) Buck, mar- 





ried Anna Russell, June 22, 1756. He came 
from Massachusetts to Putnam, a part of 
Thompson or Killingly township, where he 
settled. He was a farmer and a joiner. Chil- 
Jren, by first wife: David, Jonathan, Aaron, 
mentioned below ; Mrs. Josiah Dean, ]\Irs. 
Benjamin Cutler, two daughters who succes- 
sively married Resolved Wheaton. By second 
marriage : David ; Eliza, married Henry 

(\TI) Aaron, son of David Buck, was born 
at Killingly and lived on the old homestead. 
He married Annie, daughter of Asa Lawrence, 
of Killingly. Children : Lucy, married Calvin 
Leffingwell ; Rosamond, married Calvin 
Boyden : Mary, married Jesse Herenden ; 
Anne, married Caleb Howe : Erastus ; Elisha ; 
Augustus, mentioned below ; George, born 
October 13, 1810. 

(A''HI) Augustus, son of Aaron Buck, died 
of scarlet fever at the age of thirty-seven, 
after a few days' illness. On February 15, 
1827, he married Lucy Knowlton Brooks, who 
died February 8, 1856, and was buried beside 
her husband in the Baptist Cemetery at West- 
ford. She was born February 27, 1801, daugh- 
ter of Simeon Brooks, who vv^as born in 1767, 
and died in 1844. Simeon Brooks married 
Eunice Bass, and had three children, Juliana, 
Lucy Knowlton. and Maria. Simeon, was son 
of Deacon Abijah Brooks of Ashford, Con- 
necticut, who married Lucy Knowlton and had 
twelve children. He was a deacon in the Ash- 
ford Presbyterian Church, and was a prom- 
inent man. His wife was distinguished in the 
community for her many excellent qualities. 
It is said of her. that a short time before her 
death as she was about to retire for the night, 
she saw a light flash up before her, at times 
brilliant and then fading away, and she called 
this a warning of her approaching death. She 
lived but a few days longer, dying April 16, 
1820. She was daughter of William Knowl- 
ton, who was born in 1706, and married, in 
1728, Martha Binder of Boxford, who was of 
a noble ancestry. Colonel Thomas Knowlton, 
the noted revolutionary soldier, and Lieuten- 
ant Daniel Knowlton, were sons of William. 
He was born in Ipswich, but removed to West 
Boxford. He spent his last days in Ashford, 
where he moved about 1740. He was son 
of Nathaniel Knowlton Jr., who was born 
in 1683. In 1703 he married Mary Burnett, 
and they had six children. Nathaniel Knowl- 
ton, father of Nathaniel Jr., was born in 1658, 
and married Deborah Jewett in 1682. They 
had seven children. He was a very prom- 
inent man, and held a high position in the 
colony. An old historian says of him : 
"Though honored by men he did not forget 

to honor his God." He died in 1726 and his 
wife in 1743. He was son of John Knowlton 
Jr., who was born in 1633, and married Sarah 
Whipple. They had ten children. His father, 
John, was born in 1610, and married Mar- 
jery Wilson, and they had three children. 
Captain William Knowlton, father of John, 
was at least part owner of a vessel in which 
he, with his wife and children, sailed to 
America. He died on the voyage, and a 
gravestone erected to his memory still stands 
in Shelburne, Canada. His wife and children 
moved to Hingham, Massachusetts. Captain 
William Knowlton, father of Captain William, 
was born in 1584, and married Ann Elizabeth 
Smith. He was son of Richard Knowlton, 
who was born in Kent in 1553, and married 
Elizabeth Cautize on July 15, 1577. They 
had four children. The coat-of-arms of the 
Knowlton family is: "Argent, a chevron, be- 
tween crowns and ducal coronets sable." The 
crest is a demi-lion, rampant. The motto is : 
"Vi at Virtute." 

(IX) Edwin Augustus, son of Augustus 
Buck, was born in Ashford, Connecticut. Feb- 
ruary II, 1832. He married, May 9, 1855, 
Delia A., daughter of George and Laura (Ash- 
ley) Lincoln of Ashford. She was born here 
November 27, 183 1, in Westford Society, and 
died at Willimantic, February 28, 1906. Mrs. 
Buck was always very active in church and 
social work, both in Ashford and Willimantic. 
Her father, George Lincoln was a tanner by 
trade, and a well-known citizen in Ashford 
representing that town in the general assembly 
of 1847. Mrs. Buck belonged to Anne Wood 
Elderkin Chapter. Daughters of American 
Revolution. Edwin Augustus Buck received 
an elementary education at a neighboring 
school, and then attended the Ashford Acad- 
emy. WHien eighteen vears old, he began to 
teach school at the school which he had at- 
tended as a scholar, having many of his form- 
er schoolmates as pupils. He received a dollar 
a day and boarded at home. He taught for 
three terms in district No. 4, two in the Woods 
district, and one in the Knowlton district. 
When he was twenty-four he began business 
for himself. He furnished sawed lumber for 
various trades, such as car timber, plough 
beams, and finished lumber in chestnut. His 
business soon became large. The Collinsville 
Axe Company which was making at that time 
a cast-steel plough, bought of him many thou- 
sand plough beams. In Boston and Worces- 
ter, Massachusetts, he had customers who gave 
him ver\- large orders, also, and he supplied 
many thousand feet of chestnut lumber for 
furniture. In the later fifties he purchased the 
bankrupt stock of the Westford Glass Com- 



paiiy, and the late Senator John S. Dean and 
his son (afterwards Mayor Cliarles L. Dean 
of Maiden. Mass.) were associated with Mr. 
Buck in the carryinjj on of that business. .Soon 
they o])ened brancli lioiiscs in N'cw York and 
Boston. After about twenty years Mr. Buck 
retired from the firm and moved to WilHman- 
tic, where he became associated with the late 
.Alien Lincoln in the grain business. The 
firm was called Lincoln, Buck & Durkce, in 
1876, when the late Everett M. Durkce of 
Ashford joined it. It is now Stiles and I lar- 
rin},'ton. Before leaving Ashford he had been 
identified with the business interests of Staf- 
ford Springs, where he was a director of the 
St.itTord National Bank, and president of the 
Stafford .Savings Bank from 1874 to 1877. 
He bought the hardware business of Craw- 
forrl it r.anford at .StafTord Springs, and put 
it in charge of his oldest son, George E. Buck, 
giving it the firm name, E. A. Buck & Co. 
In 1900 this was sold out. He and his son 
established in Palmer, a hardware store and 
oil business which was carried unrler the name 
E. A. Buck & Co.. also. His younger son, 
W'illiam .\. Buck, was a partner with him in 
Hour and grain in W'illimantic and still carries 
on the business under the name of E. A. Buck 
& Co. Edwin Augustus Buck was also inter- 
ested extensively in lumber for many years. 
He died in W'illimnntic, May 12, 1905. He 
wa^ a man of sound judgment and good busi- 
ness ability. He held many positions of trust 
and importance. Me was a trustee of the 
W'illimantic Savings Institute: a director in 
the W'illimantic Machine Company : a trustee 
of the A. G. Turner estate ; assignee of the J. 
Dwight Chaffee property ; a trustee of the \V. 
G. and .\. R. Morrison estate, all large es- 
tates. He acquired much real estate in Willi- 
mantic, and much landed property in Willi- 
mantic and .\shford. He was active and 
pr>>minent in politics all his life. WHien a very 
young man. he became town constable. When 
he was twenty-four he was sent to the gen- 
eral assembly from .\shford. although the op- 
posing candidate was Ebenczcr Chaffee, a 
prominent citizen. He was the yotmgcst mem- 
ber of the assembly at the time. In i86j he 
was again elected by a coalition of I'nion 
Democrats and Republicans. He was of great 
help to the I'nion cause during the war. and 
secured many pensions for soldiers after the 
war. He was elected to the legislature in 
1865 by the Democrats. In 1874 and 1875 he 
was in the general assembly, and in both ses- 
sions was on the judiciary committee. .-Kfter 
he removed to W'illimantic he was chosen a 
member of the state senate, and in 1876. state 
treasurer. The session in which he served in 

the senate was the last in the old Stale House. 
In 1878 he was nominated for re-election as 
treasurer, but the entire i>artv tiri<.f wn- de- 
feated in that election. \' 
a borough, he served 
selectman for the town 
appointed state bank c 
Morris. He was not a 1 

but contributed liberally to the 3\nt\n,n .ji all. 
He hclpe<l many men over har<l yil.irp«. and 
few realize the extent of 1 ' 
Children: i. Ger^rgc E.. re 

Massachusetts. 2. Lucy .M., :, 

3. Charlotte E., married Dr. T. K. I'arkcr of 
Willimantic; member of the na;c^itnrs of 
American Revolution 4. Car- nar- 

ried Allen B. Lincoln of \Vi' \ of 

New Il;iven ( si-o liiuohn. - v.i: :: A.; 
member of E. .A. Buck & Co. ; married Mary 
J. Phillips of W'illimaiitir >'. Bertie I^, died 
youn. 7. ilia 1 . 'mr 1. Bill 

of Willimantic. 

John Plum was a yeoman of 
PLL'ME Toppesfield, county Essex, Eng- 
land. In the visitation of Essex, 
in 1634, John Plumer is reptirtcd as father 
of Robert, of Great Yeldham, in Essex, hut 
no other children are mentioned. lohn in his 
will mentions Robert, T' ' ' 

dren of son John, dece 1 
ters. The will is dated . , _:. .. ... 

Then we have the will 01 Rotjcrt, the elder, 
dated January 9, 1611-12, wherein he gives to 
his children and his seconri wife's children, 
and to sisters Alice Enstcrford's and .Margaret 
Edgeley's children, naming them, and then "to 
Thomas Plume my eldest brother'' ^on" and 
to the children of John Plume, who was his 
eldest son. It is thought that his eldest 
bntther was named John, and the }'-,U<y lhr»t 
was his eldest son was born before t! 
field register begins, 1560. and ■; 

Robert's will, in 1611-12. He mar:;* . 

beth . who was buried October i. 158O. 

Children : R<ibert, mentioned below : John, 
bom about 1332: .Mice, about 1534: Margar- 
et, about i.v^'i: daughter, about 1538; Thomas, 
about 1540; daughter. al>out 1542. 

(II) Robert. sf«n of John Plum, was l>om 
about 1330, at Toppesfield. He was a yeoman. 
He lived at Great Yeldham, county Essex. 
He owned much land in Grfrit Yc'dhnm. Little 
Yeldham. Toppesfield. \'. Bul- 

iner. C.istle I ledin'.,'h.ini ind 

Halstcd, in county Essca ■■< ^ .i< , |..vnes 
and Butlers manors and much other land to 
Robert, his eldest son. Yeldham Manor to 
Thomas. Hawkd<in Hall, in Suffolk, to Ed- 
mund, and other land to a married daughter. 



and bequeathed also to children of his brothers 
and sisters. He married (first) Elizabeth Pur- 
cas, who was buried June 25, 1596; (second) 
Ethelred Fuller's widow, who died in Alay, 
1615. He was buried May 18, 1613. Chil- 
dren: Margaret, born about 1556; Robert, 
mentioned below ; Elizabeth, baptized Decem- 
ber 9, 1560; Thomas, March 12, 1563-64; 
Mary, baptized October 9, 1566; Anne, bap- 
tized May 2, 1569; Edmund, baptized Septem- 
ber 2, 1571 ; infant son, born about 1575; 

(HI) Robert (2), son of Robert (i) Plum, 
was born about 1558, and settled at Spaynes 
Hall, Great Yeldham. His son Robert was 
eldest and the heir; his son John, mentioned 
below, received only a small estate with Ridge- 
well Hall, Essex. He was buried at Great 
Yeldham, August 14, 1628. He married Grace 
Crackbone, buried July 22, 161 5. Children, 
born at Great Yeldham: Robert, 1587: ^lar- 
tha, baptized March 20, 1592-93 ; John, men- 
tioned below; Thomas, about 1596; Mary, 
about 1598; Ethelred, baptized April i, 1599; 
Frances, baptized November i, 1601 ; Hannah, 
baptized August 26, 1604. 

(IV) John (2), son of Robert (2) Plum, 
was baptized at Great Yeldham, July 28, 1594- 
He resided after his marriage at Spaynes Hall, 
Great Yeldham. He was living there, ac- 
cording to the official visitation, in 1634. He 
came to Wethersfield, Connecticut, as early as 
1635, and died at Branford, Connecticut, in 
July, 1648. He owned a vessel, in which he 
probably came to Wethersfield, and in which 
he made trading voyages on the Connecticut 
river. It is surmised to have been his vessel 
which was employed to carry Captain John 
Mason's little army in the Pequot war around 
Narragansett Bay to the point of their attack, 
and that he took part in that fight and received 
therefor a grant of land. He was the first 
ship-owner in Wethersfield. He was a juror ; 
representative to the general court in 1637-41- 
42-43; collector of customs in 1644; nomin- 
ated as assistant, but was defeated. He sold 
out at Wethersfield in 1644, and removed to 
Branford, where, in 1645, ^^^ ^^^^ chosen to 
keep the town's books. He died August i, 
1645. His will was proved August i, 1645. 
His wife Dorothy was living as late as 1669. 
Children : Robert, baptized at Ridgewell, De- 
cember 30, 1617; John, baptized May 27, 
1619; William, born May 9, 1621 ; Ann, bap- 
tized October 16, 1623 ; Samuel, mentioned 
below; Dorothea, baptized January 16, 1626; 
Elizabeth, born October 9, 1629; Deborah. 
July 28, 1633. 

(V) Samuel, son of John (2) Plimn, was 
baptized at Ridgewell, county Essex, England, 

January 4, 1625-26. He settled at Branford, 
Connecticut. He sold out his land at Bran- 
ford, June 23, 1668, and removed to Newark, 
New Jersey. The name of his wife is not 
known. He died January 22, 1703. Children: 
Elizabeth, born January 18, 1650-51; Mary, 
April I, 1653; Samuel, March 22, 1654-55; 
John, mentioned below ; Doratha, March 26, 
1655-56; Joshua, August 3, 1662; Joanna, 
i\Iarch II, 1665-66. The name is spelled 
Plum, but most of the descendants follow 
the spelling Plume. 

(\T) John (3), son of Samuel Plum, was 
born at Branford, October 28, 1657. He lived 
in Newark, died there July 12, 1710. He mar- 
ried, in 1677, Flannah, daughter of Azariah 
Crane. Children, born at Newark : Mary ; 
Sarah ; Jane ; Hannah ; John, mentioned below. 

(VII) John (4) Plume, son of John (3) 
Plum, was born 1696, at Newark. He was the 
first to use the present spelling. Plume. He 
married Joanna Crane, who died March 9, 

1760. He married (second). Mary . 

who was living in 1784. Children : Isaac, born 
October i, 1734; Stephen; Mary; Jane; Phebe ; 
Joanna; Joseph; John (mentioned below). 

(VIII) John (5), son of John (4) Plume, 
who was born about 1743, died about Jan- 
uary, 1 77 1. He married Susan Crane. Chil- 
dren, born at Newark: Joseph R., July 30, 
1766; Matthias, 1768; David, mentioned be- 
low ; Robert. 

(IX) David, son of John (5) Plume, was 
born at Newark, 1769, died there August 27, 
1835. He was a prosperous farmer. He mar- 
ried Matilda Cook. Children, born at New- 
ark: Margaret, 1795; Robert, mentioned be- 
low; Amzi, married Phebe Peach; James C, 
born 1801, married Anna Maria Ross. 

(X) Robert (3), son of David Plume, was 
born in 1799, at Newark, New Jersey. Early 
in life he learned the trade of carriage maker, 
and came to North Haven, Connecticut, to 
follow his trade. After his marriage he re- 
turned to Newark to live. He married Au- 
relia Hulse, a descendant of the Barnes family, 
one of the prominent families of North Haven. 

(XI) David Scott, son of Robert (3) 
Plume, was born at New Haven, Connecticut, 
August 22, 1829. He received his early educa- 
tion in Lovell's Lancastrian School, and after 
the return of the family to Newark, in 1835, 
attended a private school in that city. When 
he was fifteen years old he entered the employ 
of a manufacturer of brass goods at Newark, 
to learn the business. He won promotion 
rapidly, and soon occupied positions of large 
responsibility. When he was twenty-two years 
old, in 1852. he embarked in business for him- 
self as a brass manufacturer in Newark, with 

CONXij 1 it I 1 


a store in New York City. Watcrlnirv being 
the centre of brass niannfacturinj,' at tliat 
time, and in the cmirsc of iiis business he came 
to know the manufacturers there. In iS'/) he 
bought an interest in the Thomas Manufac- 
turing Company, at Plymouth Hollow, Con- 
necticut (now Thnmaston), anil removed to 
that village to take charge of the plant. In 
1869 he was one of the founders of the Plume 
& Atwood Manufacturing Company, of Water- 
bury. It was a joint stock company, and his 
associates were Israel Holmes, John C. Booth, 
Lewis J. Atwood. .Xanm Thomas, George W. 
\\'eiton and I'.urr Tucker. The name origin- 
ally adopted was the Holmes, Booth & At- 
wood Manufacturing Company, but on Jan- 
uary 1, 1871. this was changed to its present 
form, the Plume & Atwood Manufacturing 
Company. Israel Holmes was the first presi- 
dent, John C. Booth secretary, and Mr. Plume 
treasurer. Soon afterward the company 
bought the Hayden & Griggs Manufacturing 
Company, and in June following purchased 
the brass rolling mill of the Thomas Manu- 
facturing Company, at Tliomaston. The capi- 
tal stock was then ?400,ooo. During the same 
year the erection of tlic factory on Banks street 
was begun. This plant aiid that at Thomaston 
have both been enlarged from time to time, 
anrl the con-i'n lias lield its jilace among the 
foremost brass manufacturers of the country. 
It manufactures sheet brass, brass wire, lamp 
burners and trimmings, copper rivets, pins and 
similar goods, .\fter the death of Mr. Holmes, 
in July, 1874. Mr. Booth was elected presi- 
dent and Lewis J. Atwood secretary. The 
company was incorporated by the general as- 
sembly in January. 1880. .\fter the death 
of Mr. Booth, in July. 1S86, Burr Tucker was 
clcctetl president, and Robert H. .Swayze. of 
New York City, secretary. Mr. Plume con- 
tinued as treasurer of the concern. Mr. Pltune 
was also treasurer of tiie .American Ring Com- 
pany, another of the great manufacturing con- 
cerns of W'aterhury. Me removed- his resi- 
dence from Thomaston to Waterliury in 1873. 
In politics he was a Whig until the civil war, 
and afterward a Republican. He never sought 
public office, however, though he held a num- 
ber of places of trust and h'>nor. He repre- 
sented the town in the assembly in 
1 87^1. and was re-elected in 1S78. He ranked 
easily among the foremost men of tlie city 
in business and civil life. He was a director 
of the Xew York & New England Railroad 
Company, formerly the Hartford. Providence 
& Fislikill railroad, and now a part of the 
New 'S'ork. Xew Haven & Hartford system. 
Mr. Plume was one of the organizers of the 
W.-it.M-linrv H,ir~.- Raili, ..kI Cc,inii:mv, .tikI held 

the oflice of president *'•• — *'— '•••• ■ ••■ 

corporation imtil it ■. 

Waterbury Traction ( ■ : 

ticut Electric Company was the liisl i-j iuini>li 

electricity for lighting and p«iw<-r in W.hit- 

bury. and he was ele. i 

it w:is organized, in 

Traction Company caii> 

of which he was prcs 

merged with the Conn' 

and Lighting Company he Mas a Uiieclui and 

vice-president of the corporation. He was 

also the most act! ■ " ' »■ ^■ 

building the first t 

bury, and the 01:, 

came pjirt of the Southern 

tern. When the Colonial T- 

inci)r|)(irated he was 

office he held till the i 

was a director of the 1 n 

Insurance Company, of H:i- 

Waterbury Hospital. Mr. I' 

her of the Union league Club, of New \ ork 

City ; also the Waterbury Club and the H^rrc 

Club, of Waterbury. He w ■. 

of the Protestant Episcopal ' 

ricd, C)ctober 16, 1855, .\h\<\^ * 

ardson, of Newark. Children : I 

enm. i(|.v.i : David .\'.. died '>c\>u 

F.iiiily Alansfield, married John Gaiv Lvaiis. 

toriuerly goverunr of South Carolina. 

(XII) Frank Cameron. - ' ' ' " ;i 
Plume, was born at Wati 

1856. He married, July 7 

drews, born in Waterbury, Septcml)cr 1 1 , 

18^2, daughter of General Stephen Wricrht 

Kell.igg (see Kcll'>ug IX). He ^ ! 

in the public schools and bccan 

with his father in busincs- 

phen Kellogg, born at W: 

1881, mentioned below; An- 

at Thoina-ton, Julv n, 18144, ^'cd Occcnibcr 

(XIII) Stephen Kellogg, son of T 
Cameron Plume, was l>orn at Waterbur 
16. 1881. He n""'- ' •:■ ' '• - 
U'atertown, and 

He became ass' 

in the Plume & Atwoud Maniiia. 

pany, and is now general man 

Thomaston plant. His honi^ 

He is a director of the Tl ! 

Bank and of the Plume & . . - 

luring Company. In politics he is an active 

and infiucntial Republican. He is unmarried. 

(TV) John Kellogg, son of 
KELLOGG Lieutenant Joseph Kr"— 
(q. v.). was baptized in 
iuL'tc-in. December 20. 1656. and marr 



Hadley, Massachusetts, December 23, 1680, 
Sarah, daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Dem- 
ing) Moody. She was born 1660, died in 
Farmington, September 10, 1689. He mar- 
ried (second) Ruth — ■ , who survived him, 

and died after 1732. He Hved in Farmington 
and Hadley, and succeeded to the ferry in the 
latter town, which had been formerly operated 
by his father. In 1720 his name appears in a 
list of those owning the largest estates in Had- 
ley. At that time his estate was valued at 
one hundred and fourteen pounds sixteen shil- 
lings. He lived at one time in the Hopkins 
school house in Hadley. Children, of first 
wife, born in Hadley : Sarah, May 2, 1682 ; 
John, March 21, 1684, died March, 1691 ; Jos- 
eph, November 6, 1685, mentioned below ; 
Samuel, April i, 1687; son, born and died 
September 9, 1689. Children of second 
wife: Ruth, April 5, 1693, died November 15, 
1705; Joanna, June 12, 1694; Esther, Feb- 
ruary 17, 1696; Abigail, September 26, 1697; 
John, October 26, 1699; James, July 10, 1701. 

(V) Joseph, son of John Kellogg, was born 
November 6, 1685, in Hadley, married, March 
15, 171 1, Abigail, daughter of Ebenezer and 
Abigail (Broughton) Smith, born July 11, 
1688. He was a weaver by trade and lived 
in South Hadley. Several years after his death 
his son John was appointed administrator of 
his estate. Children, born in South Hadley : 
Abgail, December 8, 171 1; Sarah, January 8, 
1714; Ebenezer, December 26, 1715; Ruth, 
January 18, 1717; Martha, May 21. 1720: 
Esther, September 19, 1722; Joseph, Decem- 
ber 24, 1724; John, October 13, 1727; Rachel, 
September 15, 1730; Jabez, February 11, 1734, 
mentioned below; Eunice, December 4, 1736. 

(VI) Jabez, son of Joseph Kellogg, was 
born February 11, 1734. He was a private in 
Captain Samuel Smith's company, which 
marched from South Hadley to the relief of 
Fort William Henry, August, 1757, served 
thirteen days, travelled one hundred and eighty 
miles; also in Captain Elijah .Smith's com- 
pany. Colonel Israel ^Villianis' regiment, in 
the expedition against Canada at Crown Point, 
April 26 to December 7, 1759; furnished him- 
self with arms. He served in the revolution. 
Captain Kendricks' company. Colonel Lovell's 
regiment, in Charlestown, Massachusetts, 1776, 
as corporal ; Captain Chapin's company. Col- 
onel Porter's regiment, September 24 to Octo- 
ber 4, T777, sergeant; Captain Wait's com- 
pany. Colonel Woodbridge's regiment, Ben- 
nington Alarm, August, 1777, private. In 
1875 he removed to Hanover, New Hampshire, 
and died there, 1791. He married Abigail 
Catlin, who died in Hanover, 1788. Children 
born in South Hadley: Phineas, January 6, 

1759; Enos, July 28, 1761 ; Jabez, April 22, 
1763; Julian, September 27, 1765, mentioned 
below; Noadiah, October 26, 1767; Joseph, 
February 26, 1770; Abigail, March 20, 1772; 
Erastus, October 27, 1774, died May 12, 1775; 
Erastus, April 4, 1776; John, November 17, 
1778; Rachel, July 23, 1781. 

(VH) Julian, son of Jabez Kellogg, was 
born in South Hadley, September 27, 1765, 
married, February 14, 1788, Molly, daughter 
of Lieutenant Jacob and Mary (Kellogg) 
Pool. She was born February i, 1771. Her 
father, Jacob Pool, was an officer in the revo- 
lution, and died of smallpox in the early part 
of the war. Her mother, Mary (Kellogg) 
Pool, was the daughter of Stephen and Martha 
(Wells) Kellogg, and was baptized July 30, 
1753' i" Colchester, Connecticut. Martha 
Wells was the daughter of Jonathan and Mary 
(Newton) Wells, of Colchester. Her mother 
married (second) Captain John Fellows, born 
175 1, son of Deacon Samuel and Eunice 

• Fellows, of Harvard, Massachusetts. 

Her grandfather, Stephen Kellogg, was the 
son of Jonathan, born December 25, 1679, in 
Hadley; married, January 3, 1711, Ann, 
daughter of James Newton, of Kingston, 
Rhode Island, born April 13, 1692, in Col- 
chester, died August 14, 1769. Her great- 
grandfather, Jonathan Kellogg, was a son of 
Lieutenant Joseph Kellogg. Julian Kellogg 
was a blacksmith by trade, and when si.xteen 
years of age, removed to Shelburne, where he 
learned his trade of Major Nash. He was a 
representative to the general court in 1808. 
From the public prints of the day we read : 
"His character was reputable and his life use- 
ful. In his death the church lost a cordial 
friend, and the town a valuable inhabitant." 
He died in Shelburne, August 4, 1813 ; and his 
wife in Bernardston, Massachusetts. Septem- 
ber 7, 1833. Children, born in Shelburne: 
Abigail, November 12, 1788; Polly, Decem- 
ber ID, 1790; Jacob Pool, February 16, 1793; 
Flam, July 14, 1795; Henry, April 26, 1797; 
Julia, March 10, 1799; John, December 10, 
1800 ; Rachel, April 14, 1802, died January 
22, 1803 ; Samuel Otway, July 22, 1809, died 
luly 12, 1810; ]\Iarv Abigail, August 24, 

(VIII) Jacob Pool, son of Julian Kellogg, 
was born February 16, 1793, in Shelburne, 
married, October 20, 1820, Lucy Prescott, 
daughter of Stephen, born May 24, 1764, and 
Sarah (Prescott) Wright, born March 31, 
1765. She was born August 4, 1795, in Ashby, 
Massachusetts. He was a farmer by occupa- 
tion and lived in Shelburne, where both he and 
his wife died. He died October 6, 1843, his 
wife, Ma^• 2S. 1882, aged eightv-seven. Chil- 

> < 'A A i'.i 1 i< i 

drcn : Stephen WVi^jlit, liorii April 5, if^jj, 
mentioned below; Ai. I-'ehniary 15, 1S24; 
John, January 6, 1826, servcil with distinction 
in Mexican and civil wars, on General Sheri- 
dan's staff as chief of commissary, with rank 
of colonel; Sarah Prescott, Ixjrn September 1 1, 

I IX I (ien. Stephen Wri^jht KelloKjj. son of 
Jacob Pool Kellogg, was born April 3, 1822, 
in Sholhurne. llis early life was spent on his 
father's farm, where he worked in the sum- 
mer until twenty years old. After he was six- 
teen he taught school in the winter months, and 
attended ,'m academy at Slu'Ihiinie Falls for a 
>liort time. At the age of twenty he entered 
Amherst College, where he remained for two 
terms, then, at the beginning of the third term, 
entered Vale. lie graduated from the latter 
in 1846, with one of the three highest honors 
of his class. In the fall of that year he hc- 
lanie principal of an acadcTuy in Winchendon, 
Massachusetts, but the following winter re- 
turned to New Haven and entered tha ^'ale 
l^w Schix)l. In June, 1848, he was admitted 
to the New Haven bar, and immediately 
opened an office in Xaugatuck. where he re- 
mainerl until 1854. In that year he was elect- 
ed judge of probate for the Watcrbiiry dis- 
trict, which inclu<led Xaugatuck, and removed 
to W'aterbury, where he has since had his law 
office. In 185 1 he was clerk of the Connecti- 
cut senate; 1853 a member of the senate fmm 
the W'aterbury district, and in 1856 a member 
of the h<iuse. In 1854 he was appointed by the 
legislature judge of the New Haven county 
court, and hekl the office of judge of probate 
for seven years. From 1866-69 he was city 
attorney, ar.d duriiv^ that lime secured the 
first legislation for supplying the city with 
water. From 1877 to 188^ he was apain city 
attorney, and drew up a bill for the establish- 
ment of a sewerage system for the city, pro- 
curing its passage by the legislature. In i860 
he was a delegate to the Republican national 
convention, and a member of the committee in 
that convention which drew up the "platform" 
upon which Abraham Lincoln was first elected 
president. He was also a delegate to the na- 
tional conventions of 1868-76. and in the latter 
chairman of the Connecticut delegation. In 
the civil war. from 186.^ to iS6<i. he was col- 
onel of the Sccoufl Regiment of the Connecti- 
cut National Guard, and from 1866 to 1870. 
bripadier-Lreneral. In i860 he was elected to 
the forty-first congress and re-elected in 1871- 
73, During his six years of senice in con- 
gress he was a member of the oimmittees on 
the judiciary, patent*, war claims and Pacific 
railroads, and chairiuan of the committee on 
civil service refomi in tb<' fnriv-tliird. He wa<; 

thouglll I.. M, .„n: i.f tllr 

the district ever had, w;' 
fur the practical sid.- .: 
organization of tin 
has h«'en one ••f t! ■ 



ment from i 

himself to tli. 

has never lost In^ initnsi in p 

has frequently written arlirl. 

upon fxilitical ami ' 

He marrieil, S' 
daughter of Majui 
8, 1782, and Sara 
August 4. 1794. an 

Justice Hosmer, ui .Mi.hilciwrtu. .^lit 
ijorh March 11, 1829, in Muffalo. New V 
Children, born in W'aterbury: "^^ ' ' ' 
September il, 1852, marrieil 
Plume (see Plume XIH ; I.i: 
ary 14, 1855; Frank \\'< 
John Prescott, March .^ 1 . ■ 1 

mer, March 14, 1864; Stephen \\ rij^lit, M 
8, iS(^«.: t'harlev I'oi-le, April 27. I«'i8. 







Thomas Brush, the immigrant an- 
BRl'SH cestor, was born in Rngland 
about 1610 and came to this 
country before 1653, in which ve.qr hr i« ns 
corded as owning a lot in S 
county, I."ng Island. In !'• 
a will in Southold and attcmU., .. ; ^s,, ,,.,<- 
ing there in 1660. Octolx;r, i66n. it was agreed 
that "Gudman Rnish" shall keep "the ordi- 
nary." He was made a freeman of Connecti- 
cut in 1664. In 1656 or 1657 he removed to 
Huntington, long Island, havini; "sold his 
home at Smithold to Thomas Mapcs. his wife 
Rebecca assentintj." .About 1665 he with two 
others was sent by the "Inh.ibitants of Hunt- 
ington with an Indian called Cliickinoc to The 
South Meadow" to find and fix the Iviundaries 
of a piece of land bought from the Massa- 
pague Indians. This land was South Neck, 
and upon it was a marked tree which was to 
serve as a witness to the bargain. The while 
men met there some twenty Indians with their 
sachem, who was at first very reluctant to 
conclude the transaction. They finallv agreed 
to point out the tree, however. Thomas Bru-ih 
was ahead of the other white men. and went 
past the said tree without noticing it. "Then 
an Indian called him backc and shewed him." 
He was one of the proprietors of Hunting- 
ton in 1672. He was also chosen one of the 
overseers of the town and finally constable. 
He exercised his authority in the latter posi- 
tion u lion fill- tr>\vn Fclirnary 21, 1670, "refuse 



to Repair the Fort" at New York because they 
feh deprived of the liberties of EngHshmen. 

His wife was Rebecca, daughter of John" 
Conkling or Conclyne, who was said to have 
come from Nottinghamshire, England. He 
was received as an inhabitant of Salem, Mas- 
sachusetts, September 14. 1640, and had four 
acres of land allotted to him in 1649. He was 
an active man, who "Identified himself with 
ever}^ new enterprise with zeal and energy, and 
soon became the cynosure of all the village." 
He moved later to Southold, and about 1660 
to Huntington, where he is numbered among 
the founders of the town. He is believed to 
have been born about 1600. 

Thomas Brush died in 1675 and his son 
Thomas administered upon his estate in 1677. 
It was valued at 306 pounds, which was a very 
fair sum for those times. Children : Thomas ; 
Richard, mentioned below ; John, born about 
1650, and Rebecca, married February 8, 1682, 
Jeremiah Hobart or Hubbard. 

(II) Richard, son of Thomas Brush, settled 
on West Neck, on the south shore of Lloyd's 
Harbor. This property remained in the pos- 
session of his descendants until 1898. Like his 
father, he was a town officer, a commissioner 
to lay out lands and roads, and in 1683 one of 
the seven trustees annually elected under the 
new patent. He married Hannah or Joanna 
Corey. Following a common practice of his 
time he divided his real estate among his sons 
during his life-time. In 1700, he gave a farm 
to his son Thomas, with the consent of his 
wife. In 1709 he gave Richard and Thomas 
"meadows and uplands," and in 17 10 his son 
Robert his home lot with other property in- 
cluding one-half one hundred pound right of 
commonage. Children : Richard ; Thomas ; 
Robert, mentioned below, and Reuben, mar- 
ried February 11, 1739. 

(III) Robert, son of Richard Brush, was 
born in 1685 and married. He was also a 
town trustee, and when a new meeting house 
was built was among the most liberal sub- 
scribers, giving the sum of twenty pounds. He 
was executor of the will of Jeremiah Hub- 
bard Jr., his nephew, in 1730. He had four 
sons, of whom Reuben married Ruth Woods, 
February 11, 1739, and was a prominent citi- 
zen ; and Jonathan, mentioned below. 

(IV) Jonathan, son of Robert Brush, was 
born and lived at Huntington, Long Island. 
He married Elizabeth Smith. Among their 
children was Joshua, mentioned below. 

(V) Joshua, son of Jonathan Brush, was 
born at Huntington and always lived there. 
He married Margaret Ireland, of ^^'est Hills, 
Long Island. Among their children was 
Philip, mentioned below. 

(VI) Philip, son of Joshua Brush, was born 
at Huntington and lived in that town. He mar- 
ried Ruth Brush, a distant relative. Among 
their children was Jarvis, mentioned below. 

(VII) Jarvis, son of Philip Brush, was bom 
January 6, 1797, and died in 1883. He was 
a merchant in Brooklyn until 1835, when he 
retired from business and made his home at 
Danbury, Connecticut, but in 1841 returned 
to Brooklyn to live. He married Sarah 
Keeler, born at Ridgefield, Fairfield county, 
Connecticut, June, 1797, daughter of Timothy 
and I.urany (DeForest) Keeler. Children: 
Joseph Beale Brush, merchant in New York, 
born September 2^, 1828, died Julv 23, 
iSfig: Georf^e Jarvis, of whom further. 

(VIII) George Jarvis, son of Jarvis Brush, 
was born in Brooklyn, New York, December 
15, 1831- He received his early education in 
the schools of Danbury, Connecticut, where 
his father moved in 1835, and in Brooklyn, to 
which he returned in 1841. It was not, how- 
ever, pntil 1846, when he was sent to a school 
in West .Cornwall, Connecticut, that he had 
an opportunity to pay any special attention to 
science. This school was kept by Mr. Theo- 
dore S. Gold, who was an enthusiastic stu- 
dent of mineralogy, botany and of various 
other departments of natural history, and he 
not only gave instructions to his pupils in 
these subjects but succeeded in inspiring them 
with a taste for them. Although young Brush 
was at this place only six months, he remained 
long enough to acquire a fondness for natural 
science, which in the end resulted in changing 
his course in life. He intended to pursue a 
business career, and, accordingly, on leaving 
the school at West Cornwall entered, in the 
latter part of 1846, the counting-house of a 
merchant in Maiden Lane, New York City. 
There he remained for nearly two years, but 
the taste for scientific study already acquired 
did not desert him, and in particular he took 
advantage of every opportunity that came in 
his way to go off upon mineralosjical excur- 
sions. A severe illness that befell him in 1848 
rendered it necessary that he should abandon 
the mercantile profession and it was decided 
that he should take up in its place the life of 
a farmer. 

Just about this time Professor John P. Nor- 
ton returned from England and Holland, and 
in conjunction with Professor Silliman Jr., 
opened at Yale College a laboratory^ for the 
purpose of practical instructon in the applica- 
tions of science to the arts and to agriculture. 
At the same time he began a course of lec- 
tures on agriculture and agricultural chemis- 
try. To attend these lectures, to fit himself 
as thoroughly as possible for the life of a 

ei i.XNLl 111 L 1 


farmer, I'rofcssor lirnsli, not as yet seventeen 
years old. repaired to Xew Haven in October, 
i8^8. This event clianjjcd his career. He 
came to attend a single course of lectures on 
afjricultiire. lie remained two years as a stu- 
dent of chemistry and mineralogy. In Oc- 
tober, 1850, he went to Louisville, Kentucky, 
as assistant to I'icnjamin Silliman Jr., who had 
been elected Professor of Chemistry in the 
university of that city. There he remained 
the following winter, and in March. 1851. 
made one of the )iarly who accompanied the 
elder Silliman on a somewhat extended tour 
in Europe. Returning to Louisville in the au- 
tumn of that year he continued acting in his 
old capacity until the spring of 185J, when he 
returned to New Haven. .At the time he was 
student, no dei;rees were granted by the col- 
lege merely for pn.tieicncy in science. There 
was a general feeling that the pursuit of it, 
like the ]iur-;uit of virtue, was its own reward. 
I'.ut throu h the exertions of Prof. Norton 
the corporation of the college voted to create 
the degree of Bachelor of Philosophy and to 
grant it to those of the old students in the de- 
partment of science who would come back and 
pass a satisfactory examination, .\ccordingly, 
Mr. Urush returned, and after undergoing ex- 
amination received, with five others, at the 
commencement of 1852 the degree of Ph. B., 
thi- tir-t time it \\as given by the c>lle.:e. 

The acatlemic year 1832-5,^ was now spent 
by him at the University of Virginia, where 
he was employed as assistant in the chemical 
department. Here he was associated with 
Professor J. I^nwrence Smith in a series of 
special studies, the object of which was to re- 
examine a number of American minerals 
which had been described as new species. The 
results of their joint investigations were pub- 
lished in the fifteenth and sixteenth volumes 
of the American Journal of Scu'iicc. second 
series. At the end of the academic year Pro- 
fessor Brush w cnt to New York, where he was 
associated with Professor Silliman Jr.. in 
charge of the mining and mineral department 
of the I'niversal Exposition held that year in 
the city. But he now began to feel tlie neces- 
sity of pursuing his studies to an extent which 
he was ni't able to do in this country, especially 
at that time. .Vccordingly. in 1853 he sailed 
for Europe, and during one year at the L'ni- 
versity of Munich devoted himself to chemistry 
and mineralogy- under Liebig. \'on Kobcll and 
Pettcnkofcr. The year following — that of 
1834-53 — he spent at the Royal Mining .Acad- 
emy in Freiberg. Saxony. 

just about this time an effort was Iwing 
made at New Haven to put the scientific 
department of Yale College in a more 

satisfactory |iosition than it li 1 1 f»r.\i.,iislv 

held. To building it up 1' 

hafi sacrificed time and 1 

last his life; and after tl 

taincd in his earlv death it 1 

tinned to ex' • • ■' ■ •' •■ • 

of a very sii 

it might at .r 

out of being and llic 

academir world wnnbl ii 

of it < 

ence i 

a |)osii; , 

education, that it : 

how low wa< til. 

held in this • 

ago. The .1 

lege nrr ' 

the n:. 

held in 

reputation, in tar' 

of most of tbe-r ■ 

Still, .so str. 

tr.Hliii, ,- 1!, 

reflected tin 

very little tli 

to have even 

in the future. The >iii.iciii 

not learn L.Ttin and r,r<'<-k. I 

the case he I. ' ' 

respect f< ir 1 

of his respLw 

degree of his ignoranc 
in the cri'r of the nnt'- 
the e 

in the 

then till ir 

termed the 

munity of I 

share, which renders 11 

of them to he nndnlv .' 

ingsomeiu! ' " ■ i:i' n tin 'h \(:'i:ii< iit 

of all the r. 

Still the . '■■• "■•^'••" '■■• 

than had !•< 
and in a fi< 
prepare for what tlie 
to see was the inevital' 

where else, and an in*-! 
what imf-^inc r^nn^(• 
then I 

that, ii.iM u.i ,. 
voted. But in op 
a service to the r; 
ated. greater than 
any pecuniary 

■I'tn rent 
.It lav i 

e.l by 



power. At the commencement of 1855 they 
elected Mr. Brush to a professor.ship. 

He was first offered the chair of mining and 
metallurgy, but this he declined as embracing 
too much and the title was limited to that of 
metallurgy alone. This, several years after, 
was exchanged for that of mineralogy. To 
qualify himself still further for the position, 
the newly-elected Professor went in the au- 
tumn of 1855 to London, where he pursued 
his studies in the Royal School of Mines. The 
following year he made an extended tour 
through the mines and smelting works of Eng- 
land, Scotland, Wales, Belgium. Germany and 
Austria. In December, 1856. he returned to 
this country, and in January, 1857, he entered 
upon the duties of his professorship. 

From this time on the history of Professor 
Brush has been the history of the special sci- 
entific department of Yale College, which in 
1861, owing to the liberal benefactions of Mr. 
Joseph E. Sheffield, received the name of Shef- 
field Scientific School. He came to it while it 
was not only without reputation, but without 
appreciation or expectation. He came to it 
while it was poor beyond even that decent pov- 
erty which apparently belongs, in the nature of 
things, to institutions of learning, while it was 
in a state so unorganized that as a whole it 
could hardly be said to have a being at all. 
It exhibited, indeed, a good deal of life in the 
college catalogue but beyond that its vitality 
did not extend. There was vigor enough in 
certain of its departments, especially in that of 
civil engineering, under the charge of Profes- 
sor William A. Norton, but in such cases it 
was a vigor due to the energy of the individual 
instructor and therefore almost certain to dis- 
appear whenever he disappeared. To bring 
these scattered units into an organic whole, to 
build up a complete and consistent scheme of 
scientific education, which should have both 
definite and lofty aims, which should train men 
thoroughly in scientific methods, and which 
should continue to exist by its own inherent 
vitality after the men who established it should 
have passed away — all this became by degrees 
the main work of Professor Brush's life. His 
energy, his judgment, his executive capacity 
and his devotion soon gave him the leading di- 
rection in the affairs of the institution. He 
was for a long period its secretary ; he has al- 
ways been its treasurer, and when, in 1872, a 
more formal organization of its faculty was 
felt to be desirable, he was elected as its presid- 
ing officer, a position which he re- 
tained until his retirement in 1898. Others 
have done their part toward developing 
various departments of the school, but its 
growth, as a whole, and the position which it 

has acquired among scientific institutions, 
whatever that position may be, has been due 
to him very much more than to any other one 
man connected with it. None are more willing 
to admit this than the colleagues who have co- 
operated with him, and it is a gratification for 
them to have an opportunity of saying here, 
without his knowledge, what would never be 
suffered to be printed were it submitted to his 

Nor has Professor Brush been idle in his 
special work, in spite of the exhausting de- 
mands made upon his time and thought by 
the management of the Sheffield Scientific 
School. The series of investigations made 
by him on American minerals, in con- 
junction with Professor J. Lawrence Smith, 
have already been mentioned. He co- 
operated with Professor Dana in the 
preparation of the fifth edition of his 
treatise on "Descriptive Mineralogy" published 
in 186S. and an account of his special 
services in connection with tliat will be found 
stated in the author's preface. To the two 
editions preceding, as well as to this one, he 
contributed analyses of minerals. He also 
edited the eighth, ninth and tenth supplements 
to the fourth edition, as well as the appendix 
to the fifth, published in 1872. In 1875 he 
brought out also a "Manual of Determinative 
Mineralogy and Blowpipe Analysis." In ad- 
dition to these he has been a constant con- 
tributor to the American Joiiriia! of Science, 
as will he seen by the following list 
of articles furnished by him to that 
periodical, second series, "Analyses of 
American Spoduirene ;" "On the Chemical 
Composition of Clitonite fSeybertite) ;" "On a 
New Test for Zirconia ;" "On Prosopite :" "On 
the Chemical Composition of Antigorite;" "On 
Dechenite and Eusynchite ;" "Note on Para- 
thorite;" "Chemical Composition of Chalco- 
dite ;" "Analyses of Gieseckite ( ?) from Diana, 
Compact Pyrophillite, LTnionite, Danbury Feld- 
spar;" "Chemical Examination of Boltonite ;" 
"On Crystalline Hydrate of Magnesia ;" "On 
Amblygonite from Maine;" "On Tfiphylins 
from Norwich, Massachusetts ;" "On Children- 
ite from Hebron, Maine ;" "On the Tucson 
Meteoric Iron ;" "On Tephroite ;" "On Arti- 
ficial Diopside ;" "On Cookeite and Jefferis- 
ite ;" "On Native Hydrates of Iron ;" "On Sus- 
sexite ;" "On Hortonolite :" "On Durangite ;" 
"On a Meteoric Stone from Frankfort, Ala- 
bama ;" "On Magmetite in the Pennsville 
Mica." Third Series : "On Gahnite from New 
Jersey ;" "On Ralstonite ;" "On Compact An- 
glesite ;" "On Durangite ;" "On American 
Sulphoselenides of Mercury." 

In 1878 a new and remarkable mineral lo- 

CUN.\ECTlt.L 1 

cality at Braiiclnillc, Fairfield county. Con- 
necticut, was discovered, and in connection 
witli Professor Edward S. Dana, Professor 
Brush produced a series of papers in the 
.hncriiun Jmiiiuil of Siiciuc. I third series, 
vol. XV, pp. 398, 481 ; vol. X\'I, pp. ■^7,. 114; 
vol. XVII, p. 359; vol. X\III. p. 45. and vol. 
.XL'''. |>. .?iii). and in tluin arc <lc--crilitd the 
new phosphates — Kosphoritc, Triploidite, Dic- 
kinsiinitc, Lith'iphilitc. Rcddingitc, Fairfielditc 
and I*"illowitc. In conjunction also with Pro- 
fessor E. S. Dana he contributed to the same 
journal a memoir on "Spudumenc and Its .Al- 
terations" (XX, 257). and a paper on "Cry- 
stallized Danburite from Russell. Xew York" 

In 1862 Professor Pirush was a correspond- 
inj,' member of the Royal P>avarian .Academy 
of .*>cicnci's : in 1866 a member of the Imperial 
Mincraliifjical Society of St. Petcrsburj;, and 
in 187- a foreign correspondent of the Geo- 
logical Society of London. 1 le is also a mem- 
ber of the .American Philisophical Society, of 
the Xational .Academy of Sciences, and of 
various other scientific bodies in this country. 
In 1880. at the meeting of the .American Asso- 
ciation for the .Advancement of Science held 
at Boston, he was elected its president for the 
following year, and in that capacity presided 
over the meeting held in .August. 1881, at Cin- 
cinnati. He was director of the SbetTield Sci- 
entific .School from 1872 to i8t)8 and recciveil 
the lic'jree of 1.1.. I ). from Harvard in iS8(i. 
-Alter his retireu'ent in iSi>8 he w;is made 
professor emeritus of mineralogy in Vale I'ni- 
versitv. He is still jTesident of the board of 
trustees of the SbetTield Scientific .School, and 
al-o one of the trustees of tiie Pcabody 
Museum nS Y;\\v I'niversity. 

He married, in i8<)4. Harriet Silliman, 
daughter of John Trumbull, who was the 
grandson of the first Governor of Connecticut. 
Children,; i. Sarah, married Professor Ed- 
ward Thompkins Mcl^iughlin, professor of 
English at S'ale College. 2. Eliza, married 
Louis G. Pirsson, professor, a graduate of 
Yale College. .'Sheffield Scientific School. 3. 
Bertha, married Rev. Edward L. Parson, of 
South i'.erkelev, California: three children. 

Thomas Barbour or Barber, 
B.ARBOl'R the immigrant ancestor, came 

to Xew Englan'l in the ship, 
"Christian," March i6, 1634. He settled in 
Windsor. Connecticut, in 1635, at the age of 
twenty-one, with the Saltonstall party, under 
Francis Stiles. He was a soldier in the I'e- 
quot fight. He married. October 7, 1640. Jane 

, who died ."September 10, i'i62. He died 

September 11, 1662. Children: i. John, bap- 

tized July 24. 1642: married lflr^l 1 r;.iihslul);i 

Coggins; (second) Widow II 

2. Thomas, sec forward, t, 

July 19, 1^146; married I '-■ .un- 

uel, baptized October i, rst) 

Mary ' V 

Mercy. ricd 

(first) 1 ton. 

6. Josiab, liorii l-cbruary 5, 1033-54, married 
(first) .Abigail LtK.mis; (second) .Sarah (Por- 
ter) Drake. 

(II) Lieutenant Thomas (2) Barber, son of 
Thomas ( 1 ) and Jane Barlicr, was Iwrn July 
14, i''>44, died May 10, 1713. He removed to 
Simsbury, and was a carpenter by trade, build- 
ing the first meeting house there. lie mar- 
ried. December 17, i'''>3, .Mary, who ilied in 
U18-. dau' hter it| William and .Mar> ( l>.ivcr) 
Phelps, the immigrants. Cliildrcn : John, 
bom Xovembcr i. 1664. married Mary Hol- 
comb; Mary, born January 11. 1666; Sarah, 
boni July 12. 1669, married .Andrew Robe; 
loanna, born KC). married 1 lir^t 1 lo^iah .\i|- 
kins. (second) Benjamin Colt; Thomas, l>om 
October 7. 1671, married Abigail Buell; Sam- 
uel, see forward; .Ann, married Jonathan 

(HI) .Sanuiei. son of Lieutenant Thomas 
(2) and Mary (Phelps) Barl>er. was Ixirn 
May 17, i''>73. died December i8. 1725. He 
married, December 17. 1712, Sarah jlolcomb, 
born 16(71. died 1787. aged ninety-six. •laugh- 
ter of Xathaniel and Mary ( I'.li-- 1 Holcomb. 
She removed from the old parish to West 
Simsbury in 1738 with her four sons, Samuel, 
Thomas, Jonathan and John, and daughters, 
Mercv and Sarah, the sons settling on the l>cst 
land in the "centre school district." They 
were among the earliest and most prominent 
settlers of West Simsbury. Children: i. Sam- 
uel, liorn 1714: married (first) Tryphcna 
Humphrey: (second) Hannah (Humi.hrcy) 
Case. 2. Thomas. l)orn ijjf>: married Eliza- 
Ixrth .Adams. 3., bom 1717; mar- 
rieil Jemima Cornish. 4. John, see forward. 
5. Sarah, born .April i, 1722; married John 
Case. 6. Mercy, married Ephraim Buell, Jr. 

(IV) John, son of Samuel and Sarah (Hol- 
comb) Barber, was born December 4. 1719, 
died December jy. 17<)7. He married, Jan- 
uary 22. i74'>-47. Lvdia '•' ■' - '- " - '"■'^•' 
XovemlK-r 18, i72<>. <l 
a daughter of Jacob 
Reed. Children: Lydia, U»rii December 26. 
1747, marrie<l Samuel Olcott; John, see for- 
wanl: Renlien, Ixim Decemlier 7, 1751. mar- 
ried Elizabeth Case: Sarah. Ixim July i, 1754. 
died .April 15, 1761 : Rho<la. Ixim .April 25. 
1756. died June 1. 1761 ; Benjamin, bora 
March 3. 1760. married Lydia Case; Jona- 


than, born 1763, married Abi ^lerrell ; /\bel, 
born 1765, married Chloe Case. 

(V) John (2), son of John (i) and Lydia 
(Reed) Barber, was born November 29, 1749, 
died November .3, 1825. He married, in 1773, 
EHzabeth Case, born April 20, 1752, died May 

26, 1817, daughter of Captain Josiah and 
Esther (Higley) Case: Children: Infant, born 
1774, died same year; Elizabeth, born March 

27, 1775, married Roswell Barber; Rhoda, 
born 1777, married Gurdon Hurlbut; Cyntha, 
born i\larch 1 1, 1773, married Chauncey Sadd ; 
John, see forward; Abi, born March 4, 1784, 
married (first) Elisha Case, (second) John 
Brown; Sylvia, born 1785, died 1786; Sylvia, 
born 1787, married Dan Case; Luke, born 
iybij. married (first) Clara Foote, (second) 
Lavinia Hosmer; Austin, born 1792, married 
Lucy Allen. 

(VI) John (3) Barbour, as the name is now 
spelled, son of John (2) and Elizabeth (Case) 
Barber, was born February 18, 1783, died No- 
vember 24, 1865. He married (first) October 
13, 1803, Delight Griswold Case, born October 
15, 1783, died April 13, 1811, daughter of 
Elisha and Delight (Griswold) Case. j\Iar- 
ried (second), June 15, 1812, Fanny Hunt, 
born August 30, 1792, died November 6. 1858, 
daughter of George and Jemima (Hollister) 
Hunt. Children of first wife:,i. Lucius, born 
July 26. 1805 ; see forward. 2. Eveline G., 
born July 22, 1807; married Abel G. Buell. 
3. Edwin .Case, born May 26, 1810; married 
(first) Harriet Newel Hinman ; (second) Wi- 
dow Ann ^laria Hinkley. Children of second 
wife: 4. Selden, born October 5, 1813, died 
April 20, 1814. 5. Fanny Maria, born Febru- 
ary 7, 1815; married Lawrence S. Parker. 6. 
Fidelia Gates, born March 16, 1817; married 
George C. Baldwin. 7. Herschell, born April 

I, 1819, died April 22. 1819. 8. Theodore 
Dwight, born June 28, 1820; married Angeline 
Dodge. 9. Silvia, born January 28, 1822, died 
February 12, 1822. 10. Goodrich Hollister, 
born June 28, 1824 ; married Harriet C. Ward. 

II. John Newton, born June 22, 1828; married 
Electa Houghton. 12. Theron Laselle, born 
February 20, 1832, died July 21, 1864, unmar- 
ried. 13. Juliet Louise, born September 28, 
1834: married ( George Davis; (sec- 
ond) Hiram Peck; (third) Noel Mattison. 

(VII) Lucius (2), son of John and 
Delight Griswold (Case) Barbour, was 
born July 26, 1805, in Canton. Connecti- 
cut, died February 10, 1873. When about 
fourteen years old he went with his 
parents to western New York. For a num- 
ber of years he traveled in the south and 
west, where he was en'^a'^ed in business and 
investing in western lands, especially in Indi- 

ana. He finally settled in Madison, Indiana, 
and engaged in the wholesale dry goods busi- 
ness. Afterwards he became interested in the 
same line'in Cincinnati, Ohio. About 1845 he 
removed to Hartford. Connecticut, where he 
afterward lived, although he kept his business 
interests in the west. He possessed excellent 
business habits and ability and his efforts met 
with success. He was greatly esteemed by all 
who knew him. He was deacon of the Second 
Congregational Church of Hartford from 1858 
to 1865, and in the First Congregational 
Church from 1869 until his death. He was a 
trustee of the Hartford Theological Seminary, 
a director of the American Asylum for the 
Deaf and Dumb, and of the Charter Oak Bank. 
He married, April 23, 1840, Harriet Louise 
Day, born February 2. 1821, died September 
26, 1886, daughter of Deacon Albert and Har- 
riet (Chapin) Dav (see Day VII !. Children: 
Harriet Louise, born June 22, 1843, died No- 
vember 7, 1848; Lucius Albert, see forward; 
Mary Adelia, born February 23, 1851, died 
March 6, 1851; Hattie Day, born July 18, 
i860, married Richard Storrs Barnes. 

(VIII) Lucius Albert Barbour, son of Lu- 
cius and Harriet Louise (Day) Barbour, was 
born January 26. i8-|6, at ]\iadison, Indiana, 
and came when young with his parents to 
Hartford, Connecticut. He attended the public 
schools and graduated from the high school in 
1864. Later he became teller in the Charter 
Oak Bank, resigning in 1870 to make an ex- 
tended tour of Europe. He enlisted Septem- 
ber 9, 1865, in the Flartford City Guard, then 
attached to the First Regiment as Battery D. 
His military advancements were rapid, receiv- 
ing wide notice in the state. He was by na- 
ture a leader, well fitted for military honors. 
He resigned from the Guard in 1871. but re- 
turned some years later, and in February, 
1875, was chosen major of the First Regiment. 
He was elected lieutenant-colonel, December 
28, 1876, and was advanced to the command 
of the regiment, June 26, 1878. Colonel Bar- 
bour was in command of the First Regiment 
at the Yorktown Centennial in i88t, and won 
a national reputation by the splendid efficiency 
and discipline which his organization dis- 
played. In this connection the command vis- 
ited Charleston, South Carolina, and gained 
the highest military praise. Archibald Forbes, 
the celebrated London war correspondent, paid 
a high tribute to Colonel Barbour's command. 
Colonel Barbour was one of the most popular 
officers connected with the National Guard and 
his selection later as adjutant-general of the 
state met with popular approval throughout 
the state. He resigned as colonel. November 
12, 1884. In politics he is a Republican, and 

'{/UH-vl^J i//, (^^Jathi^v: 

was a member of tlic Ivmso of representatives 
in 1879, and proved an efficient member of 
that liody. He was prominently identified 
with "Battle Flap Day," being a nieinlK-r of 
the ietcislativc committee wlncit had ciiar^-e <>f 
the arrani^enients. As a distinguished repre- 

• ntMtivc of the .National Ciiiard, he is honored 
throiij^hout Connecticut, lie was for many 
years president and treasurer of the Williman- 
tic Linen Company, of Willimantir. and ha<: 
the reputation of beinf,' an ah" 
aper. He is president nf the ' 
tional liank- of Hartford, lie 

e I-irst Contircpational Church ol llartlord. 
He married. February 8, 1877. at I'.rooklyn, 
'ew York. Harriet E. Barnes, born December 
1S40. diei' \ii\en'''cr S. iSijij. ilaughter of 
Alfred Smith and Harriet F.lizal)cth (Burr) 
r..irncs. Hir father was the ftiundcr of the 
publishing house of .A. S. I'arncs & Company 

f New York City. Children: i. Lucius 
i ;,irnes, born February 1. 187S; married Char- 
1 'Ue Cordelia Hilliard; children: Lucius Hil- 
liard, born .April 5, 1903; .Alice Cordelia. lx>rn 
April 30, 1907. 2. Harriet Burr, born July 22. 
1 S7C) ; married George Alexander Phelps. 

Robert Day, immigrant ancestor, 
n.\Y came to New England in the ship, 
"Elizabeth." from Ipswich, Eng- 
iid. to Boston. He was bom about 1604. 
' ith him came his wife Mary, aged twenty- 
-:ht. He settled first in Cambridge, and was 
■iniitted a frecninn. May 6. 1635. He re- 
moved to Hartford. Connecticut, where he 
was living as early as 1639 and was one of 
the first settlers there. He niarricd (second") 
Editha Stehbins. sister of Deacon F.dwar<l 
Stebbins. He died in Hartford in 1648. aged 
forty- four. His widow married (second) 
Deacon John Maynard; married (third) in 
1638. Elizur Holyokc. of Springfield, and died 
there October 24. if>88. Children: i. Thomas. 
see forward. 2. John, married Sarah Butler. 
3. .^arah. married (first) Nathaniel Gunn ; 
(second) .'^amuel Kellogg. 4. .Mary, married 
(first) .Samuel Ely; (second) Thomas Steb- 
bins; (third) John Coleman. 

( H) Thomas, son of Robert Day. married, 
tober 27. 1650. Sarah, daughter of Lieuten- 
.,11 1 Thomas Cooper, who was killed when 
Springfield was burned by the Indians. He 
died in Springfield. Decemlicr 27. 171 1. His 
will was dated May 20. 171 1. and proved 
March 23, 1712. His widow died November 
21. 172^. Children: !. Thomas, born March 
2^. i(V')2; married Elizabeth Merrick. 2. 
Sarah, bom Jime 14. 1664; married John Burt. 
3. Mary, bom December 13. i6fi6; married 
John Merrick. 4. John, bom February 20. 





ni.i : 


(.\l;ir.-h» l\cii!. 7. LLeiitzti. {...rii 1 ii*ru- 
18. 1676. died June 12. 1676. 8. Elx-nczcr. 



bletoii. Cliil.litn; S, 

lf)o8, married Mai' .<• 

for • ■■ ■ 

( i( ■ 

ma: ; 

ig, 1708, man; 11 

March 19. 17' 

gail, bon 


married 1 m -i 1 .^v mi . i- 

sannali Stanley. 

(I\ ) Josi.ah. son "f - 
(Diunbleton) Day, 
died January 13. i~ 
February 23. 1731. 
marv 11. 1704. dii 

thir'- •"•■ 1 '■• ■• 



sided at West Spriiigikld. C 1 

bom Januar\- 7. 1732. died Ian 

Gideon, sec forward ■ ' • ' -^ 

31, 1736, married 1. 

born June 2. 1738. : 

(V) Gideon, son of josiah and i 
(Bliss) Day. was bom September 
He resided several years in W'l 
and afterwards removed to \V( 

chusctt*. Hen "■ ' '' ' 

abcth Duncan. 

(Ingham) Dni' 

October 23, I7<»3; married I'olly Carew. -'. 

Jemima. Ix^m September 24. i"'*': marru-d 

Peter Rose. 3. \mbn>'-e. <;»< j. 

Asenath. Iiorn l^ebntarv jj. 177 

ricd. 3. Electa, born Jtily 13. ;,, , cd 

Gains Searle«. '>. Martin. lv>rn .March 22. 
1777; married Mary Noble. 7. Calvin, l>om 
March 19. 1779: married Polly Famhani. 8, 
Gideon Bliss. Ix)rn Fcbmar>- 8, 1781, died 

(\'I") Ambrose, son of Gideon and Eliza- 
beth (Duncan) Day. was l>orn V.:]\ - irfij. 
He resi'Icd in Wcsffield. He ni.i ;. 

1791. Mary ( Polly 1 Ely. who . ,ty 



27, 1839, aged sixty-nine. Children : Ambrose, 
born February 9, 1792,* married Sarah Spen- 
cer; Robert, born December 18, 1794; Albert, 
see forward; Mary, born October 26, 1801, 
married Alfred Topliff; Calvin, born Febru- 
ary 26, 1803, married Catharine Seymour; 
Horatio Ely, born June 18, 1814, married 
Adelia Burt. 

(VII) Albert, son of Ambrose and Mary 
(Ely) Day, was born November 29, 1797. He 
resided in Hartford, Connecticut, where he 
was a prominent man. He was a member of 
the firm of A. & C. Day & Day, Griswold & 
Company. He was lieutenant-governor of 
Connecticut, 1856-57. He married, November 
II, 1819, Harriet Chapin, of Chicopee, daugh- 
ter of Frederick and Roxalany (Lamb) Cha- 
pin. Children : Harriet Louise, born February 
2. 1821, married Lucius ISarbour (see Bar- 
bour Vn ) ; Albert Frederick, born July 19, 
1824, married (first) Annie W. Bulkley, (sec- 
ond ) Caroline Ballard : Charles Gustavus, 
born .April 19, 1829, married Sarah F. Davis. 

This, the Norwich branch of 
GREENE the Greene family, comes from 
the Boston branch of the Rhode 
Island family, descended from John Greene, 
of Warwick, of that state. John Greene was 
descended from the family of Greene of 
Greene's Norton, Northamptonshire, England, 
which flourished in that county from 1319 un- 
til the time of Henry VIII. Sir Flenry 
Greene Knt., lord chief justice of England in 
1353, was the head of this family in his time. 
His younger son, Sir Henry Greene, was be- 
headed in 1399 for his attachment to the cause 
of Richard II. Queen Catl>erine Parr was 
a member of this family, her mother being 
Matilda Greene, daughter and co-heiress ot 
Sir Thomas Greene, of Greene's Norton. By 
the marriage of Matilda Greene and her sis- 
ter Anne, respectively, to Sir Thomas Parr 
and Baron Vaux, the Northampton estate 
passed into other families. 

A branch of this family, from which the 
American Greenes are descended, owned and 
occupied the estate of Bowridge Flill, in (lil- 
lingham parish, in Dorsetshire, in the reign 
of Henry VIII., and so continued until 1635 
and after. Many records of births, marriages 
and deaths of the family appear in the par- 
ish records, and various curious wills of theirs 
are e.xtant. Their old stone house is still 
standing. The John Greene, of Warwick, 
Rhode Island, referred to in the foregoing, 
and who is treated in what follows, was a 
younger brother of the owner of Bowridge 
Hill, at the time of his emigration to the 
American colonies in i(>^S- From this source 

came the Greenes under consideration, and 
their lineage from the American ancestor fol- 
lows, each generation being designated by a 
Roman character. 

(I) John Greene, of Salisbury, county Wilts, 
England, sailed from Southampton, England, 
in the ship "James" to Boston, in 1635, bring- 
ing with him his family. J\Ir. Greene was 
probably born at Bowridge Flill, Gillingham, 
Dorset, where his father, Richard (2), and 
grandfather, Richard (i) Greene, resided, 
riis great-grandfather was Robert Greene, of 
Bowridge Hill. He was of Salem, Massa- 
chusetts, for a short period, and of Providence 
in 1637. He was one of the twelve persons to 
whom Roger Williams deeded land bouglit of 
Canonicus and Miantonomo, in 1638. He was 
one of the twelve original members of the 
First Baptist Church. In 1643 he and others 
purchased a tract of land now called \\'ar- 
wick. He was commissioner during 1654-57; 
was made a freeman in 1655. John Greene 
was a surgeon in Salisbury, and there made 
his first marriage at St. Thomas Church. This 
was on November 4, 1619, and to Joan Tat- 
tersall. His children and the dates of their 
baptism were: John, August 15, 1620; Peter, 
March 10, 1622; Richard, March 25, 1623; 
James, June 21, 1626; Thomas, June 4, 1628; 
Joan, October 3, 1630; Mary, May 19, 1633. 
He married (second) Alice Daniels, a widow; 

married (third)- Phillipa . His death 

occurred in 1658. Some of the conspicuous 
descendants of John Greene, of Warwick, 
Rhode Island, have been General Nathaniel 
Greene, of revolutionary fame ; John, deputy 
governor of the colony ; William, lieutenant- 
governor and governor of the colony : Wil- 
liam (2), chief justice and governor of Rhode 
Island ; Ray Greene, United States senator ; 
and the latter's son, William, lieutenant-gov- 
ernor, and graduate of Brown LTniversity : and 
General George S. Greene. 

(II) Thomas, son of John Greene, born 
June 4, 1628, married, June 30, 1659, Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Rufus and ^largaret Bar- 
ton. Mr. Greene was a freeman in 1655 ; com- 
missioner in 1662; deputy in 1667-69-70-71- 
72-74-78-81-83-84; ancl assistant in 1678-79- 
80-84-85. He died June 5, 1717. Children: 
Elizabeth, born July 12, 1660; Thomas, Au- 
gust 4, 1662; Benjamin, January 10, 1666; 
Richard, March 5, 1667: Welthian, January 
23, 1670; Rufus. January 6, 1673; Nathaniel, 
mentioned below. 

(III) Nathaniel, son of Thomas Greene, 
born April 10, 1679, married, February 27, 
1703, Anne, daughter of Thomas and Frances 
Gould, of Boston. Mr. Greene removed to 
Boston where he was engaged in mercantile 

I t ).\MJ.1ILL T 


].ur-iiit-. riicir thililrfii, wlm-c births arc 
recorded in Warwick, were: Riifiis, Imrn May 
30, 1707; Natlumiel, l)<»rn NFay 14, 1709, "at 
Boston." Mr. (ireene lived and died in Bos- 
ton, leaving Thomas, Nathaniel, Rufus, I'.cn- 
i.iinin ancl William. 

(1\ ) llenjamin, son of Nathaniel Greene, 
il-o resided in ISoston, and was there en- 
'.tgcd as a merchant. 

(\) Gardiner, son of Benjamin Greene, 
was the merchant jirincc of Boston .and one of 
the foremost men of New F.nijland of his 
time. Ixith in business and social life. The 
I'iillnwiii):; e.xtracts concerning; him, his fam- 
i.tmil\ and estate are from "The Memorial 
History of Boston" (1881). His house stood 
on the site of the new court house. Pember- 
• >n S(|iiarc. and his estate was the most fa- 
in )iis in lloston. .A view of the house is in 
liie mayf>r's ofTice at the City Hall. The build- 
ing was of wood, three stories in heitjht, four 
larpc rooms on each tlo<jr. with an L. The 
woodwork of the drawinij room was elalro- 
rately carved, and in this respect it differed 
trum the Faneuil house, which had plainer 
orn;imentation. Mr. Greene had resided in 
Hemerara for many years after 1774, and had 
laii! there the foundation of a lar<ic fortune. 
In 1775 he married Miss Ann Reading, who 
I lied in 17S6. Two years later he visited Bos- 
ton, and married Rlizabcth. danijhter of Dan- 
iel Hubbard, who died in 1707. In July. 1800. 
while in London, he married Klizabetli Clarke, 
danijhtcr of I'opley the painter, and si>in took 
lip his permanent residence in Boston, and 
iiere died December 10. 1832. 

The most cons|iicuous, extensive and ele- 
•_;ant garden in the early part of the nineteenth 
century was that of Gardiner Greene, who 
also had one of the early greenhouses in Bos- 
ton. The grouiuls were terraced, and planted 
with vines, fruits, ornamental trees, flower- 
ing shrubs and plants, and were, sixty-five 
>cars ago. says the author of the "Memorial 
History of I>oston," a scene of beauty and 
enchantment which I shall never forget. Here 
were i^irowing in the open air, lilack Hamburg 
and White Chasselas grapes, apricots, necta- 
rines, peaches, |icars anrl plums in perfection, 
presenting a scene which made a deep impres- 
■^ion on my mind, and which gave me -iome 
of those strong incentives that governed me 
in the cultivation of fruits and flowers. Here 
were many ornamental trees brought from 
foreign lands: one of which, the "Salishuria 
adianti folia." the Jajtan Ginko tree, was re- 
moved throtiijh the personal efforts of the late 
Dr. Jacob Piigelow. and planted on the upper 
mall of the coMunon. where it now stands. 
( \T I William Parkinson, son of Gardiner 

sa- the 



Greene, \\.i- i.ue ■ i -n..iaiiii ! *' ' .'.il- 
kins' "History of Ni>rwich" 1 vrs 

the following notice of .\Ir. (>• .is 

mayor of the city in 1842: "M .is 

a native of P.oston, bu? .in tnh 1' 
wich for more than 
second son of Gan! 
bavi ■ '■ 

H. Md 

aft. ng 

equal lu the re<tuiieinini:. ul (he Ic^iil pro- 
fession, he remove<l in 1824 to N'nrwirh, and 
engaged at once in 1 ind 

agent of the Thai m- 

pany, which had in ^ , . ..! in 

the purchase of mill privileges ai the Falls. 
In this city he soon acqittm! nnd retained 
during life the esteem an. the com- 

nuinity. He was an 1 ! large- 

hearted man; literary in ' ■ vith 

profound sagacity in fm ess 

concerns. These qualitu vith 

a pure life and an entire absence of ustcnta- 
tion. .As a beautiful result of his unobtru- 
sive life and liberal dis|»sition. he sccme<I to 
have no enemies. Slander never made him 
its mark, and his name was n<' •■■ t,,,.,,t,,,„c(j 
with disrespect. He was ne\' of 

robust health, and therefore - ■ to 

give his personal services in ai<i of public 
measures, but all charitable and noble un- 
dertakings having for th. ■- ' " ' e welfare 
of man and the honor sure of 

his liberal aid and cordia' , In 1825 

he was chosen the president 01 tiic Thames 
Bank, and held the office for sixteen years. 
With this exception, anrl that of the single 
year in which he was mayor of the city, he 
steadfastly declined, on account of his health, 
all appointments to public office. He died 
June 18. i8r>4, aged sixty-eight. Seldom had 
the death of a citizen excited in the place so 
deep an interest and such profound regret. It 
was a loss that wa^ felt in the circles of busi- 
ness and of public improvement ; in the de- 
partments of education and philanthropy." 
Mr. Greene was one of the incorporators 
of the Norwich Free .\cadeniy in 1854. He 
was the second president of the Iward of trus- 
tees of that in^^titution, serving from 1857 
until his death in i8/>4. His ■ ' ■■ '^yg, 
gave to the academy a house .r for 

the use of the principal. .\t v.r the 

gifts of Mr. and Mrs. Greene to the acad- 
emy amounted to $40,000. .After Mr. Greene's 
removal to Norwich in the early twenties, he 
was wholly identified with the place, and by 
his enterprise and liberal and enlightened 
course as a citizen, contributed largely to its 
prosperity. He was one of the founders of 



the Thames Manufacturing Company in 1823. 
The company purcliased the mill of the Quine- 
baug Compan}', which in 1826 built a mill on 
the Shetucket river for the manufacture of 
■cotton and woollen goods, before it went into 
operation. The Thames Company likewise 
purchased the mill at Bozrahville, and in its 
best days had the three large mills in success- 
ful operation. Two new companies were 
formed and went into operation between 1838 
and 1842, under the auspices of Mr. Greene 
— the Shetucket Company and the Norwich 
Falls Company. The latter company pur- 
chased the mill at the Falls, which had for- 
merly belonged to the Thames Company. 
These companies were established by Mr. 
Greene chiefly upon his own credit, and were 
kept, while he lived, under his management 
and direction; each mill had 1,500 spindles in 

Mr. Greene was the prime mover and the 
largest subscriber to the stock of the Water 
Power Company, incorporated in 1828 "for 
building a dam and canal in order to bring 
the waters of the Shetucket river into manu- 
facturing use." He had previously purchased 
land on the Quinebaug above the union with 
the Shetucket and on the latter river from 
Sachem's Plain downward, nearly three miles 
in extent on either side of the river, in Nor- 
wich and Preston. The Shetucket dam was 
built, a canal dug, and a village was laid out 
by this company, and properly named Greene- 
ville in honor of William P. Greene, who had 
been the active promoter of the enterprise. 
On July 14, 1819, Mr. Greene married Eliza- 
beth Augusta Borland, of Boston. 

(VII) Gardiner (2), eldest son of William 
Parkinson Greene, was born in Boston, Mas- 
sachusetts, September 19, 1822, and came 
with his parents in 1824 to Norwich, Connecti- 
cut, where he attended school, after which he 
entered Yale College, graduating in 1843. He 
then attended the Law School of Harvard Col- 
lege, and graduated with the degree of LL. B. 
in 1845. Returning to Norwich, his health 
not permitting him to practice his chosen pro- 
fession, he became engaged in manufacturing 
with his father, assisting him in establishing 
the Shetucket cotton mills at Greeneville. also 
the cotton mill at the Falls, and was for many 
years manager of both, also filling the office 
of treasurer of both companies, and conduct- 
ing the business with marked ability and suc- 
cess. He retired from business a few years 
before his death, which sad event occurred at 
his home in North Washington street, Nor- 
wich, October 30, 1895, and he was buried in 
Yantic cemetery. He was a Republican in 
politics, and was a staunch supporter of his 

party ; while he never sought office, he took a 
deep interest in the growth and improvement 
of his adopted city, and was ever ready to aid 
in whatever tended to the advancement of 
Norwich and its institutions. He was a con- 
sistent member of Christ Episcopal Church of 
Norwich, and for many years held the office 
of vestryman, and still later was senior war- 
den of the church. He took a deep interest 
in all church work. Mr. Greene was a gen- 
tleman of culture; his refined taste and pleas- 
ant, unassuming manner won for him the ad- 
miration and respect of his fellow men. He 
was the soul of honor, detesting shams of all 
kinds ; was kind and charitable, and delighted 
to relieve suffering wherever possible. His 
home life was one of happiness and content- 
ment, and it was there that his fine personal 
characteristics were best reflected. Mr. 
Greene was a director in the Norwich Water 
Power Company, and he was also interested in 
banking matters. 

He married, June 26, 1850, Mary R. Adams, 
of Alexandria, Virginia, daughter of Francis 
and Mary R. (Newton) Adams; she was much 
devoted to her husband and family, and like 
him is a member of Christ Episcopal Church. 
They had two children : Gardiner Jr., and 
Leonard V., who died at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 
September 18, 1895. 

(\TII) Gardiner (3), son of Gardiner (2) 
Greene, was born August 31, 1851, in Nor- 
wich. He was graduated from the Norwich 
Free Academy in 1868, from Yale College in 
1873, and from Columbia College Law School 
in 1877. 

He was admitted to the bar in New York 
City, in May, 1877, ^"^ ^t New London,. 
Connecticut, in March, 1878. In the latter 
year be became associated in the practice of 
law with the late Hon. John Turner Wait, 
of Norwich, a partnership that only terminated 
with Mr.Wait's death in 1899. Mr. Greene was 
a member, from Norwich, to the lower house 
of the general assembly of the state in 1891- 
92 and in 1895-96. He was chairman of the 
committee on canvass of votes for state offi- 
cers in the memorable deadlock session of 
1891-92. The house having ordered that no 
business should be introduced except through 
this committee, he was placed at the head of 
the Republican party in the assembly during 
that contest. He was a member of the com- 
mission for the revision of the statutes of 
Connecticut, whose labors are represented in 
the general statutes of 1902. Mr. Greene was 
appointed a judge of the superior court of 
Connecticut in 1909. He married, .^pril 4, 
1894, Louise Eustis Reynolds, of Norwich, 
daughter of the late Henry Lee and Mary 


(Ilill) Reynolds, liotli Mr. and Mrs. Greene 
arc members of Clirist Episcopal Church. 

Harmaniis Madison Welch, son 

WELCH of George and Zelinda (N'ilcs) 
Welch, was born July i8. 1813, 
in East Hampton, Connecticut, died May 29, 
1889, in .\\\\ Haven. ( in his fallier's side he 
was of Scotch- Irish descent, his mother's an- 
cestors were En;,dish. 

.\t about sisteen years of aj^e, he went to 
Amherst witii the intention of fittinjj himself 
to i)racticc medicine, but was induceil instead 
ti> enter upon a commercial life, and before he 
bfcame of age he had commenced in his own 
name a business career which was extended 
over half a century and was one of unswerving 
rectitude and marked success. He started in 
Bristol and I'lainville, Connecticut, and later 
became interested in .some of the most pros- 
jierous man u fact uriiif^ cnterjjrises of the state. 
In iutlustry and thorontihness, and in williufj- 
ness to serve tiie i)ublic in positions where the 
duties were arduous and e.xactinj;, his career 
miyht well serve as a model one. While liv- 
ing:; in Plainville, he was chosen to represent 
Hartford county in the state .senate, and serveil 
also at dift'erent jieriods in the ijeneral assem- 
bly. In 1848 he removed tf> New Haven and 
became the partner of Hon. James E. English, 
uho was afterwarils member of congress, gov- 
1 rnor of Coiniecticut, and Cnited States sen- 
iior. This partnership continued until his 
A-alh. In 18^0 .Mr. Welch was elected mayor 
md continued in that office imtil 1863, and 
uhile mayor his equipment and forwarding of 
triKips were cs|>ecially ci^nspicuous. His great- 
est service to the country was the promptness 
with which he and his associates tendered fi- 
nancial aid to the government in the time of 
its greatest neetl in 1863, by the formation of 
the I'irst National I'.ank of Xcw Haven, of 
which he was the organizer and for over 
twenty-six years the president. This bank, 
though numbered tw<i on the list of the ctnup- 
troller of the currency, was in reality the first 
to comply fully with all the required conditions, 
and the mor.Vl effect u|>on others of his early 
action was. in view of his well-known conserva- 
tism and that oi others connected with him. 
very beneficial. 

For the last thirty years of his life. Mr. 
Welch was constantly entrusted by the people 

f New Haven with positions of rcs|OTnsibility. 
Most of that time he acted as town and city 
treasurer, but will perhaps be best remembered 
locally, by his services uixm the board of 
I ducation. When he assumed office the credit 

f the scho<il district was at its lowest, and its 
notes had gone to protest. He advanced the 

njui for 
1 of its 

money to complete the Eiiloti - 

instnimcntnl in the m-afi")! ••• 




which he found it t". 
which at his death \ 
schcM)I /or the ' 
the thorougbi 
pupils. He IK It .1 ■ .ry 

education, but was ; .n 

that through such in. , cm 

of immigration would Ik- solved. l*ew men 
outside of those coiMiertc! with <"f|iimtt'>iinl in- 
stitutions ha\i a 
period and to .: . h 

was also a tni^.v. ■■, ,,..i, ..,>.,- ...-ii- 

tute, which until within a few \cars furnished 
the only available i>ublic library. The general 
public was singularly iiulifTerent to its needs, 
but Mr. Welch, by wise judgment in invest- 
ments, succeeded in ' ' ' ' wn 
building, and in mal 

The cpiality whii.i; . •.111- 

guished Mr. Welch was the keenness with 
which he felt the responsibility i^f any private 
or public trust confided in him. These trusts 
were many, but large or small, each received 
the same attention to the last ' • •' '• vas 
this acute sense of his duty \'. ed 

his ever taking neede<l rest an^i rnt 

of a trip abnxjd. He was | an 

active mind, gifteil with a rema: ry, 

and as he spent his entire leisure inu- m his 
library, his intellectual attainments iK-camc of 
a high order. 

He married, on May 21, 1834, Antoinette, 
daughter of Noble ,\braham .nnd 1 vdia Grid- 
ley Pierce, of Bristol, < < )f the 
family of eleven chiKlren. infancy. 
The others are: I. Colonel - As- 
sistant (luartemiaster, l m- 
tecrs. <Iied I'\'liruary 11. ; An- 
toinette, married Professor Aie\.-m"ier van Mil- 
lingen, of Robert College. Constaiuinoplc. July 
16, 1879, died November 2.'. i8-,2. 3. Pierce 
Noble, mentioned bci-'W. 4. VAh Marian, 
married Edwin S. W ' ■ ■ '■ • • ^■- n ,vcn, 
January 12, 1870. >8. 
5. Grace, married ' of 
New Haven. May i<». 184.7. ''• ''-thnda Ly- 
dia, \'assar A. B.. 1873: married William J. 

I.saacson, of Cincinnati. ' '' ' '"'**2, 

died func 9, 1888. 7. i n. 

M. D!, Yale. B. A., 1875. , 18, 


( Iin Pierce Noble, son of Harmanus Madi- 
son and .Xntoincttc (Pierce) Welch, was bom 
in Plainville, Connecticut, June 27, 1841, died 
October 26, 1909, in Berlin. (■.(••••"^•<> The 


greater part of Mr. Welch's boyhood was spent 
in New Haven, where he attended General 
Russell's Militar_v School, in preparation for 
Yale College. After receiving the degree of 
B. A. in 1862, he spent two years in travel, 
and in study at the Universities of Berlin and 
Gottingen. In 1867 he began his business life 
in New York City, as partner in a wholesale 
grocery house. Returning to New Haven in 
1870, Mr. Welch became interested in the or- 
ganization of the New Haven Rolling Mill 
Company, with which he was connected as 
treasurer and president until 1890. Succeed- 
ing his father, he was president of the First 
National Bank from 1889 until his death ; he 
was also president of the Bristol Brass Com- 
pany, vice-president of the Bristol Manufac- 
turing Company, and of the New Haven Gas 
Light Company, a director of the New Haven 
Clock Company, a trustee of the New Haven 
Trust Company, and of the National Savings 
Bank, a director of the Security Insurance 
Company, and of other business, as well as 
philanthropic organizations of the city. Mr. 
Welch was a generous promoter of many char- 
itable and religious movements, and made large 
contributions to the Young Men's Christian 
Association, of which he was president for fif- 
teen years. He was also president of Mt. 
Meigs Institute in Waugh, Alabama, a school 
for the education of the negro race, and was 
treasurer of the Yale Foreign Missionary So- 
ciety, which has in charge the Yale Collegiate 
School and hospital at Changsha, China. In 
1892 he presented Yale University with Welch 
Hall, erected in memory of his father. In col- 
lege. Mr. Welch was a member of the Alpha 
Delta Phi fraternity, and later an honorary 
member of the Senior Society, Wolf's Head. 
He belonged to the Yale and Reform clubs 
of New York, and the Graduates Club of New 
Haven. From early manhood a member of the 
First Baptist Church, he shared in its activities 
and privileges, and for nearly a quarter of a 
century served as superintendent of its Sun- 
dav-school. In later years he was also greatly 
interested in the work of his denomination 
among the Italians of the city. A man of broad 
sympathies and generous deeds, unfailing in 
patience and courtesy, and in unselfish devo- 
tion to duty, Mr. Welch will long be remem- 
bered in the community as an inspiring exam- 
ple of Christian manhood. 

He married, February 28, 1867, Emma Cor- 
nelia, daughter of John and Cornelia (Mon- 
tague) Galpin, whose ancestors came from 
England to Connecticut, in the early days of 
its history. 

Their children are: i. Cornelia Galpin, wife 
of John Marshall Gaines, of New York City, 

Yale, B. A., 1896: Ph. D., 1900; children: 
John Marshall, Jr., born October 31. 1902; 
William Welch, June 12, 1904; Pierce Welch, 
August 13, 1905. 2. Ella Marian, Vassar, 

A. B., 1895 ; wife of Henry Solon Graves, Yale, 

B. A., 1892, director of the Yale Forest School, 
and chief forester of the United States. 3. 
Pierce Noble, mentioned below. 4. Hilda 
Frances, Vassar, A. B., 1901 ; wife of Charles 
Welles Gross, of Hartford, Connecticut, Yale, 
B. A., 1898. Harvard, LL. B., 1901 : child, 
Spencer, born December 22. 1906. 5. Cora 
Deming, Vassar, A. B., 1904. 

(I\') Pierce Noble (2), son of Pierce Noble 
(i) and Emma Cornelia (Galpin) Welch, 
was born March 14, 1877, in New 
Haven. Connecticut. He attended the pub- 
lic schools of his native city and Phillips 
Academy at Andover. After graduating 
from Yale, in 1898, he spent two years 
at the Harvard Law School, and a year 
and a half as a clerk in the First National 
Bank of New Haven. Returning from a trip 
around the world in 1902, Mr. Welch became 
connected with the Peck Brothers' Company, 
of which he is vice-president and treasurer. 
He is a director of the First National Bank, of 
the New Haven Clock Company, of the Bris- 
tol Brass Company, of the Bristol Manufactur- 
ing Company, and a trustee of the Young 
Men's Christian Association. He is a member 
of the Graduates Club, of the Yale Club of 
New York City, and of the Alpha Delta Phi 
fraternity of Yale University. He belongs to 
the First Baptist Church. 

The Scofield family is of an- 
SCOFIELD cient and honorable lineage, 

representatives thereof being 
prominent in the various walks of life, per- 
forming conscientiously and faithfully the du- 
ties and responsibilities which fell to their lot. 
The first ancestor of the family was Sir Cuth- 
bert Scofield. of Scofield Manor. 

(I) Daniel Scofield. grandson of Sir Cuth- 
bert Scofield, was born in the parish of Roch- 
dale, Lancashire. England. In 1609 he emi- 
grated to America, sailing in the ship, "Susan 
and Ellen," and after residing for a time at 
Ipswich. Massachusetts, located at Stamford, 
Connecticut, where he died in 1670. He ap- 
pears to have been a man of prominence in the 
colony, and in 1658 served as marshal of 
Stamford. He married Mary, daughter of 
Rev. John Youngs. Children : Daniel ; John, 
see forward; Richard: Joseph: Mary, born 
November. 1657 ! Sarah. 

(II) John, second son of Daniel and Mary 
(Youngs) Scofield, was born in 1650. died 
March 27, 1699. He married, at Stamford, 


^ ( C^(LC I 11,1// 



July 12. i''"7. Hannah Mca'i. Cliiklrcii, Ixjrii 
at Stamford: i. Samuel, July 10, 1678: mar- 
ried, February 10, 1703, Eunice Buxton. 2. 
John, January 15, 1680, died 1758; married, 
Xo\ ember 17. 1743, Mary Mead, of Green- 
wich : no children ; he was known as Serjeant 
John. 3. Ebenezer, June 26, 1685. 4. Na- 
thaniel, December 10, 16S8, sec forward. 5. 
-Mercy, October 30. 1690; married Henry 

. 6. Mary, August 4, 1694. 7. 

Susanna. March 2. i()98; married. February 
1 1. 1720. Caleb Smith. 

(Ill) Nathaniel, son of John ami Hannah 
(.Mead) Scofielil, was born in Stamford, Con- 
necticut, December 10, 1688, died 1768. He 
married. January 21, 1713-14, Elizabeth Pet- 
tet. Chilrlren : John, born, October 4, 1714, 
see forward; Nathaniel, March 7, 1717: Jona- 
tiiaii. .May 2. 1719 : Josiah. June 26. 1721 ; Eliz- 
abeth. .\iif,'ust 11, 1726; David. .May 13, 1727; 
.Silvaiuis. .May i. 17^9; Thankful, October 11, 
1731: .Silas, December 10. 1735; .■\!)rahain, 
I'ebruary 17. 1737. 

( I\) John (2) son of Nathaniel and Eliz- 
•ibetli ( Pettet) Scofield, was born in Stamford, 
Connecticut. ( )ctober 4. 1714. He was a team- 
ster in the revohitionary war. He married, 
.March 4, 1744, Hannah Mills. Children: Sil- 
vanus and Epenetus, twins, born December i. 
1744: John, see forward. 

(V) John (3). son of John (2), and Han- 
nah (Mills) Scofield, was born in .Stamford, 
Connecticut. September 4, 174^1, died .^pril 17, 
1S33. He was a substantial citizen and prop- 
erty owner at Sbippan, town of Stamford. He 
married (first) I'ebruary 18, 1768, Susanna 
Weed: (secon<l), January 14, 1773, Sarah 
Nichols, who died in 1818, aijed sixty-fi%e 
years : (third) Martha Lounsbury. Chiblren 
by second wife: i. Susanna, born December 
'0. ^77Z: married, March 31. 1796, William 
Bishop, father of .\lfred Bishop, of Bridcje- 
port. who built the New York & New Haven 
railroad (see r.ishop family). 2. John. Janu- 
ary 14, 1775 : married. Februarys. i8o(). Sally 
Knapj). 3. Silas, .\pril 2, 1776; married. Feb- 
ruary 4, 1803. Rebecca Holmes. 4. Robert. 
July 14, 1777. sec forward. 5. James, Sep- 
tember 22. 1778, see forward. 6. Elizalieth, 
July 15. 1781 : married. February 7, 1804, Ru- 
fus Knapp. 7. I'.cnjamin. June 21. 1783. died 
October 20. 1801. 8. .Sarah Nichols, Septem- 
ber 4. 1788. died January 7, 1700. 

(\'I) Robert, third son of John (3) and 
-Sarah (Nichols) Scofield, was born in Stam- 
ford. Connecticut. July 14. 1777. <Iied May «). 
1817. He was a farmer by occupation. He 
married, .\pril 13. 1708. Haimah Ik-U : she 
died December IQ. 1843. Children: Eliza, 
born July 15. \~<Y). died January z^, 1846; 

Darius. ' ■'• — •'-■ ■ '• ' -.-o- 

Sally, ' -S3; 

(jcorRe. .31. 
1881 ; James B., May lo, Jiio/, sec ii^rward; 

Oliver, June 13, 1809, <lird Inw 2fi, 1870; 

Emily, May 15. 1811; H " '. 6. 1813, 

died .April 18, 1871 : W.v ry, 1815, 

died Januarv a, 1837; \\J. ,...: 10, 1817. 

died October 15, 1894. 

(VH ) lnirr<; B.. ton nf Rnhrrt arid Hannah 
(Bell) - ■ 

tobcr 15, i.-K,. 1,1 ..i;n rir 

trade of blacksmith, but -;cd 

in the foundry busim s- I) 
Warren and Isaac \\ 
firm name of J D. \\ 
later Mr. Wai: 
field formed v. 

Foundry Coii.j .. 

continued up to the time of 

was a lo.idiiii; nT'ii' I r f t!i. 

ciety at ^ 

of the '- 

marricil 1 111^; 1 .\],i ;i : 

Raymond, liorn at \j<' 

Connecticut. Novcmlur 

1839. Married (.se 

drcn by first wife : ■ 

4. 1831. see forward; Cewis i 4, 

1833. died June 13, 1863, at tis. 

while serving as n ' ■ • '" 

Twenty-eighth Ci'i 

try; Haimah M.. b • 

Feliruary 6, i8<'i3. CliiUireii 1 it: 

Mary .\.. June 14, 18 ji, marrii !:is- 

1am. now ' .... ,^^^ 

M.. .Vg. n- 

ily B. li -,. .^45- 

married Cyrus V\ . i)eart>orn; no children; 
Elizabeth H., bom January 14. 1855, married 

.\llen J. Finny ; children : Lillian and James 
.\. Finnv. 

(VH'n George E., s ■ ■ ' " nnd 
Betsey .\nn (Raymond) in 
Stamford, Connecticut. I In 
early manhood he learnetl lite •■ ■ n- 
ter with Thomas P. Pir-Mv sor r-n- 
ticeship of four y< 'n- 
nccted with the St ly. 
f.,-,,,' •.■•:.'■■ "> their » .1 , . . 's, 
di ter part of whi \as 
a .\bout 1874 ! of 
his inicit,-.i in that business, asi.l .a v.i-.ious 
times has been connected with imtx>rtant con- 
cerns in his I . - .■ - . - jj 
treasurer of :n- 
pany. and vict , ^'iv- 
ings r.ank for some years. He is a staunch 
Republican, and has fille<l offices of tnist 



and responsibility, among wliich was that 
of deputy assessor under the internal 
revenue act appointed by United States 
government for the towns of Stamford, Green- 
wich and Darien, which he lield for about two 
3-ears ; deputy collector and inspector of cus- 
toms for the district of Fairfield for seven 
years ; collector of town, school and borough 
taxes : town and borough assessbr ; Republican 
register of voters, serving for twenty-one 
years ; appointed by President Arthur, post- 
master of Stamford, which appointment he de- 
clined : clerk in probate court, serving for ten 
years. He has always taken an active part in 
the Universalist society at Stamford, serving 
for thirty-six years in the capacity of treas- 
urer. He enlisted as a private in 1862 in Com- 
pany B., Twenty-eighth Connecticut \"olun- 
teer Infantry; was promoted in January, 1863, 
to commissary sergeant, and served as such un- 
til he was mustered out at New Haven, August 
28, 1863. He married (first) :\Iay 19, 1858, 
Lydia E. Ferris, of Stamford, Connecticut, 
born May 7, 1833, died November 13. 1867 ; 
married (second) June 15, 1869, Emma E. 
Rose, of Suffield, Connecticut. Child of 
first wife: Arthur F., born May 20, 1859, 
married Lillian E. Simmons : no children. 
Children by second wife: Julia Rose, born 
March 5. 1871, married Dr. Charles P. Haller, 
of Bridgeport, Connecticut : no children ; 
James Bell, born April 12, 1875, died ]^Iarch 
30, 1876. 

(\"I) James, four son of John and Sarah 
(Nichols) Scofield, was born in Stamford, 
Connecticut, September 22, 1778. He was a 
farmer by occupation. He removed to New 
Jersey during the latter part of his life, and 
his death occurred there. He married, April 
17, 1803, Anna Jones. Children : James Jones, 
born August 22, 1804; John William, April 10, 
1805; Sarah Ann, October 13. 1806; Edward 
R.., ':\Iarch 17, 1808; Albert Henry. July 29, 
1809 : Lydia Emeline, February 22. 181 1 : Eliz- 
abeth Nichols, August 26, 1812 ; Hannah 
Maria, October 7. 1814; David Lyman, July 
22, 1816, see forward : Charles Ephraim, De- 
cember 7, 1 81 7. 

(^'II) David Lyman, son of James and 
Anna (Jones) Scofield, was born July 22, 1816, 
died January 19, 1883. He was for some years 
associated with the late Alfred Bishop, of 
Bridgeport, in building and contracting enter- 
prises, they having built many miles of the 
present New York & New Haven railroad in 
addition to various others. During the latter 
part of his life ^Ir. Scofield was engaged as a 
civil engineer, deriving therefrom a lucrative 
livelihood. After his marriage he took up his 
residence in Stamford, remaining there until 

his death. He married, January i, 1S50, in 
Stamford, Connecticut, Josephine Webb, born 
in New Rochelle, New York, July 8. 183 1, 
daughter of Augustus and Naomi (Water- 
bury) Webb, her mother having been a daugh- 
ter of \Mlliam Waterbury. jMrs. Scofield came 
to Stamford, Connecticut, from New Rochelle, 
New York, at the age of five years, accompany- 
ing her parents, w-ho purchased the home 
where she now resides with her son. Henry 
Clay Scofield, in which she was married, and 
where she has lived for over seventy-four 
3"ears. Children : Annie Louise, born ^Iarch 
22, 1851, died April 28, 1881. unmarried: Sar- 
ah Frances, September 16, 1854, died Novem- 
ber 3. 1880, unmarried ; Henry Clay, Novem- 
ber 26, 1856, see forward; Edward Everett, 
August 29. 1861, died October 24. 1863 : Emily 
Augusta, May 27, 1864, married, June 9, 1897, 
Samuel M. Burroughs; Josephine Webb. June 
8, 1867, died iMay 10, 1910 ; married, June 3, 
1902, James B. Bonney; child, Henry Scofield, 
born in Boston, Massachusetts, January 24, 
1907; Augustus \\'ebb, February 21, 1870. 

(VIII) Henry Clay, eldest son of David 
Lyman and Josephine (Webb) Scofield, was 
born NovemlDer 26, 1856, in Stamford, Con- 

He attended the old Broad street school, 
known as the Center school, acquiring a 
practical education which qualified him for 
the active duties of life. For a short time 
after completing his studies he was associated 
with his father in civil engineering. In 1875 
he entered mercantile life in New York City, 
and at the present time (1910) is serving in 
the capacity of treasurer and secretary of the 
C. H. & E. S. Goldbury Company, Incorpor- 
ated, wholesale dealers and manufacturers of 
wooden ware in New York City. He attends 
the Universalist church of Stamford, of which 
he is treasurer and a member of various com- 
mittees. He is a member of the ]^Iunicipal Art 
Society of New York City and of the ]\Ietro- 
politan Museum of Art of New York Cit)'. He 
resides with his mother in Stamford. 

John Jenkins, immigrant an- 
JENKINS cestor, came from Judbury, 

Scotland, to America about 
1750. He settled in New York. He married a 
Miss Gordon, niece of Sir John Sinclair, the 
Scottish statistician and agriculturist. They 
eloped and came to America, where they set- 
tled. They had a son, James. 

(II) James, son of John Jenkins, was born 
1755, died 1817. He was a corporal in the 
revolutionary war, attached to the North Jer- 
sey Continental line, served under Captain 
Outwater, honorably discharged at end of 



war. He married Susanna \an Geldcr, and 
they had a son. James. 

(Ill) James (2), son of James (i) Jen- 
kins, was born in 1789 in Xcw York 
City. He was a very prominent mer- 
chant of Xew York City, and engayed 
in the wholesale hardware busine-^is. He 
was identified witli many institutions. 
He was a director of the- Nc.rtli River 
Bank, and had various offices of trust. He 
died in Xcw York City duriii;; tiu- <\.-.'r-; ^.■ ,,i 
cholera in 1840. He married Han: 
son. Children: i. James W.. wh 
luriuK the ^'old excitement of iS4y, m Culi- 
rnia. but later returned and settled in Madi- 

•■ '■'■'•.■■■. ■■I--- '••■ 'icd. J. Jolr- ■ ' 

York all ; 
il years wit! 
.lit>4e ; lie tlitd iiHy7. uinnarried. ,5. Ciiarles 
. who went to California, but later returned 
: 1 settled at Salem. Massachusetts; he mar- 
■ d Lucy Weston, and i1k\ had one child, 
iwrence W.. whn Is cnr.itor <if His- 
:y in the nui>eiiiii at Salem. .Ma--.ii.liii<elts. 
George Washinytmi .Mlston, nieiiiiiMicd bc- 
X. 5. Hannah, married Rev. Dr. .\bram D. 
llette. a Baptist cleri^yman. 6. Susan, mar- 
ried Dr. Pitcher, of Madison. Indiana. 

(I\') George Washiniitoii .Mlston. son of 
Tames ( 2 1 Jeiikin>. was born in Xew York 
;y, I'ebruary 20. i8i'>. and was reare<l there. 
il- received a l^imkI education, attending; board- 
ing school at Xew Canaan. Connecticut. In 
early life he became an artist and sj>cnt several 
years in Eur- • ■ '■ ••i>j art in Paris. Brus- 
sels and Dii- r his return lie fitte<l 
up a fine st' •• ilt expensively in im- 
rted paintings and works of the old masters 
Xew York. He was also one of the found- 
ers of the Xatiniial .\cadcmy of Desi-jju in Xew 
York City. In 18/15 settled in Stamford, where 
he botight antl inipri>ved real i--* •' '■'■ ••■ He 
died I'ebruary 23, i</xi. He ^^. 
in Stamford. Emma Clarke. 1;: rr of 
Ciiarles Pitt, of Stamford, and daughter of 
John Clarke, of Ilo-ton. Children, born in 
Stamfonl: 1. James Sinclair. 1871. mentioned 
below. 2. ("le^'rure .\ll-t<'n. txirn in 1870: en- 
gaged in the real estate and insurance business 
in Stamford ; married Ethel Ford, of Stam- 

(\') James Sinclair, son of George Wash- 
ington Allston Jenkins, was born in Stamford. 
< "nnccticut. October 31. 1871. He prepared 
• ci:>llege at St. Mark"? Schixil. Southlxir- 
:gh. Massachusetts, and entered Yale Uni- 
versity, graduating with the degree of A. B. in 
the class of 1894 and from the Yale Law- 
School with the degree of LL. B. in 1896. In 
the same vear he was admitted to the bar 

and began [imcticc at Stanif..rd iii |..^rlI.t•r^hip 


He ie I 

the Viii. 
Club . 
Club fi 1 
Club a 
City. \' 
bcr of t: 
Senior > 
society, \ 
the Law 




eriiv . a v. 

Poni«'r<i\ ■ 



Sep: ... .-,■■■, , 

19, 1907; John Jay. July 20, 1910. 


from tlu- 

sjKrll. ,! 



sions a.-. 

these latt. 


origin. .'^ 

liam the ' 

means warlike nr p- 

signify a chieftain. 

Essex. Ei . ' 

Morris, \' 

i^trr '•• 

of I \ as the sc.i 

ris t 

bom Apni i, 1074. 

(II) Daniel, son of Dorman and Elinor 
Morris, was boni February 13, 1672. died in 
1749. buried in Bridgeport. Connecticut. He 



married Polly Benjamin, born in Stratford, 
Connecticut. Child : Daniel, mentioned below. 

(III) Daniel (2), son of Daniel (i) and 
Polly (Benjamin) Morris, was born in Bridge- 
port, Connecticut, May 7, 1715, died March i, 
1792, in Gray's Plains, Newtown, buried at 
Walker's Farms. He moved to Newtown 
about 1782. He was a farmer and joiner. He 
was appointed guardian of the Golden Hill In- 
dians and to report to the probate court of 
Fairfield in February, 1768. He married 
(first), July 9, 1741, Sarah Fayerweather 
Mackhard, widow of Matthew Mackhard ; she 
was born in Scotland, 1712-13, died April 16, 
1761, and was buried in Stratford. He mar- 
ried (second) Mrs. Jackson, widow. Children 
of first wife: Mary, born December i, 1742; 
Sarah, September i, 1745; Amos, November 
30, 1747, died young; Daniel, March 8, 1749, 
died ]\Iay 7, 1749; Daniel, December 13, 1750, 
mentioned below ; James, June 14, 1753, 
moved to Halifax; Matthew Mackhard, July 
25, 1757- Child of second wife: Amos, born 
September 28, 1762. 

(IV) Daniel (3), son of Daniel (2) and 
Sarah Fayerweather (Mackhard) Morris, was 
born in Fairfield, noW Bridgeport, December 
13, 1750, died in Newtown, March 15, 1828, 
buried at Walker's Farms. He attended the 
Lexington alarm. He conducted a saw and 
flour mill in the Gray's Plains district of New- 
town, and also conducted agricultural pursuits. 
He was active in local afifairs. He moved to 
Huntington about 1790, to Roxbury about 
1817, and later to Newtown. He married 
June 12, 1774, Elizabeth, born 1757, daughter 
of Israel and Mary (Salter) Burritt. Mary 
(Salter) Burritt was born June 23, 1725, in 
Antiego, one of the West India Islands, and 
came from there to Bridgeport, Connecticut. 
Children of Mr. and Mrs. Morris : Israel B., 
born in Newtown, July 26, 1775 ; Sally (or 
Sarah), born in Bridgeport, married (first) 
Abraham Blackman, (second) Abel Curtis; 
James, born in Bridgeport ; Daniel, born in 
Newtown, January 27, 1781 ; Eli Gould, June 
6, 1783, mentioned below; Polly, born August 
I, 1786, married John Blackman; Nancy, born 
July I, 1790, married Silas N. Glover; Eliza- 
beth (or Betsey), born January 30, 1792, mar- 
ried Fairchild Burritt ; Eunice, born June 6, 
1793, married John Blackman; Winthrop, 
lived in Woodbury and Roxbury. 

(V) Eli Gould, son of Daniel (3) and Eliz- 
abeth (Burritt) Morris, was born in Newtown, 
June 6, 1783, died there January 3, 1856. He 
was a successful farmer in his native town. In 
1819 he bought a farm of eighty-five acres, 
which he afterward increased to about one 
hundred and thirtv acres. He was a member 

of the Episcopal church at the time of his mar- 
ria'ge ; he was a Democrat in politics, but never 
held public office. He married, March 21, 
1821, Lydia Bennett, born in Trumbull, Con- 
necticut, June 4, 1794, died July 2, 1879, in 
Newtown. Children : Eli James, born Decem- 
ber 20, 1821, died Newtown, November 10, 
1901, married, September 2, 1850, Jane E. 
Chambers ; Luzon Burritt, April 16, 1827, 
mentioned below ; Martha Jane, December 14, 
1834, died in Newtown, June 12, 1877. 

(VI) Hon. Luzon Burritt, son of Eli Gould 
and Lydia (Bennett) Morris, was born in 
Newtown, April 16, 1827, died in New Haven, 
August 22, 1895. He attended for a time the 
common schools of his neighborhood. At the 
age of sixteen he began work for a black- 
srriith in Roxbury. Later in the same year he 
worked in the edge tool factory of Raymond 
French, of Seymour. Being ambitious, 
he saved his earnings and used them 
for an education. He attended the Con- 
necticut Literary Institute at Suffield, 
where he prepared for college. He then 
entered Yale College, graduating in 1854. 
He then prepared for the profession of 
law, partly in the Law School and partly in 
an office, and was admitted to the bar in 1856. 
He began practice in Seymour, and entered at 
once into political life, identifying himself with 
the Democratic party. In 1855-56 he was a 
representative from the town of Seymour to 
the legislature. In 1857 ^^ was appointed 
judge of probate for the New Haven district, 
to which office he was elected six times. His 
wide experience gained in this office was the 
cause of his being made chairman of the com- 
missioners appointed by the legislature to re- 
vise the probate laws of the state. In 1870 
he represented New Haven in the legislature, 
and in 1874 hf served in the state senate. In 
the former body he was chairman of the com- 
mittee on railroads, and in the latter chairman 
of the judiciary committee and also president 
pro tern. He was returned to the lower house 
in 1876, also in 1880-81, and in the last two 
sessions was active in the discussions on the 
question of the boundary line between Con- 
necticut and New York, and served again on 
the judiciary committee and as chairman of 
the committee on incorporations. The com- 
mission to which the boundary line dispute 
was referred agreed to fix the line in the 
middle of the Sound, a decision which pre- 
served to Connecticut lands of immense value 
to the oyster producers along the coast. 

Throughout his long period of public service. 
Judge Morris gained a thorough knowledge of 
legislation and administration, and his experi- 
ence, probity and faithfulness to trust com- 


man<lcfl for Iiiiii an inMiiciitial place in his pro- 
fession and in the ])u1ilic councils, and jjained 
for him the esteem of his fellow citizens, with- 
out regard to ])artisan flitTerences. I'or twenty- 
five years or more hefore his death he was a 
distinguished memhcrof the New Haven coun- 
ty bar, his practice being connected largelv 
with the settlement of estates. As the agent 
of Daniel Hand, he handled for him more than 
a million dullars, and was instrumental in cs- 
talilishing the Hand Academy at .Nfadison. 
Connecticut. In tin- eighties,' Judge Morris 
began Id be talked alxiut as a good and avail- 
able man for governor, and in i,S88, he was a 
candidate of the UcnvKratic ])arty for that 
office. He received at the election following a 
plurality of the votes cast, but not a majority, 
which the state requires to elect, and the Icg- 
isl.iture. beirg Republican, his opponent was 
chosen. He was again a candidate at the next 
election, and although he received a majority 
of the votes was restrained from assuming the 
duties of the office through technicalities. In 
i8<)2 he was for the third time a candidate 
and won. He gave the state one of the best 
administrations it had ever had. His career 
was one of his own shaping and forging, and 
is a good example o( what may be accom- 
plished by men of genius and perseverance. 
For years before his death he was one of the 
most trusted cmmselors of the state. He was 
for more than twenty years prominently con- 
necte<I with the Connecticut Saving* Piank of 
New Haven and was its president at the time 
of his death. He was always greatly interested 
in the schools of New Haven, an interest pro- 
ductive of much good. He served on the New- 
Haven hoard of education an<l also on the 
board at W'estville. and in each body was 

judge Morris married, June 13, 1836, Eu- 
genia Laura, horn October 3. 1833, daughter 
of Lucius and Laura Tuttle, of Seymour, Con- 
necticut. Children : Robert Tuttle, born May 
14. 1837, mentioned below; Mary Seymour, 
December i, 1838, a graduate of X'assar Col- 
lege in 1880. married Charles M. Pratt, of 
Brooklyn. New York; Helen Harrison, May 
12. i8'>^ graduate of \'assar, 1883, married 
President .Arthur T. Hadley, of Yale Col- 
lege: Emily Eugenia. June 2f->, 18^, graduate 
of \assar, 1890: Charles Could. February 4, 
1871, mentioned below; Ray. June 4, 1878, 
mentioned below. 

{ \'in Robert Tuttle, son of Hon. Luzon 
Burritt and Eugenia Laura (Tuttle) Morris, 
was bi^rn May 14. 1837. He graduated from 
Cornell College. i87<). and later gra<luated 
with the flegree of M. D. from the College of 
Physicians and Surgeons of New Yorlc; now 

practic"'- ••• V... v ,1 / 
June i 

(Vli ■ 
Burritt and l:lu|^cnta l^ura 
was lK)rn at WVstvillr. Cnw 
4. 1871. H • • • 

fitted for . 
schixjl of .\ 
Yale College m t 
Ihf N'ale Lnw S- ' 


grades anil 

tcered in the navy in 1 

American war iK-gaii :v 

acting B. M., fir-' 

Newtown since n. 

ocrat. He !•; ' " . ; 

Christ of ■ . known 

Church M tl). Hr ' 

Hiran' i iS, Free :r 

sons : I >h War \i 

cut S>M( I'. • •' ' 

and to the ' 

is secretary 

Reform Association. He 111. 

lyn. New York, ."^epteinlier 2~ 


(\Tn Ray, son of Hon. Luzon Burritt and 
Eugenia I^nura (Tuttle) Morris, was I)om in 
New Haven. June 4. 1878. He graduated 
from Yale College, class of i</5i. He is a 
banker in New York City. He married. Oc- 
tober 4, i9o^», Katharine (jrinnell. of New- 

Matthew Morris, the rcvlu- 

MORRIS tionary ancestor of this family, 

was the first of the rn?ve in 

W.-Midbury, Connecticut. He was 

Captain Nathan Hinc's company, wr 

of corporal, in 1776. In 1790, hi 

sons under sixteen and two fen'. 

family, according to the first fcdc 

He married Mehitahle, l)orn May ^j. 171.J. 

daughter of B<'nianiin ItiHsnn, nf VVnodbnrv. 

Among his . " ' ' 

wife (lied at 


1S21 : Judson, mentioned below. 

(ID Judson. son of Matthew Morris, wns 

born at Woodbury. He married ' 

hitable Peck, who died .\pril 8. 

thirtv-two years. He ' 

i8!.v Jentsha, l>orn Jv 

of Reuljen and Thank 1 

Morris was a prominent cm —do 

farmer and large land owi'. of 



first wife : Almira, Eliza, ]\Iehitable, Alarcus 
and Sally. Children of second wife : Henry ; 
Hobart Hotchkiss, mentioned below; Betsey, 

married Church; Ruth, married Le- 

grand Judson ; Imogene, married Charles S. 

Reuben Hotchkiss, son of David Hotchkiss, 
was born at Woodbury, March 8, 1756. He 
was a soldier in the revolution in Captain Na- 
than Hine's company in 1776 and in Captain 
Stoddard's company in 1777, and was living 
in 1832 in Litchfield county, his name appear- 
ing on the pension list at that time. Reuben 
Hotchkiss married in 1783, Thankful jMinor, 
.who died May 4, 1842 ; their children : Jerusha, 
born April 25, 1784, died young; Jerusha, June 
20, 1785, mentioned above; Josiah, November 
4, 1787; Harvey, February 13, 1790; Betsey, 
July 16, 1792; Reuben Harvey, June 11, 1794; 
David, November 5, 1796, Gervase, July 2, 
1801 ; Ruth, December 16, 1803. David Hotch- 
kiss, father of Reuben Hotchkiss, settled in 
Woodbury, in 1740; married, November 10, 
1747, Submit, daughter of Isaac Hill. She 
died in March, 1756 ; their children : Sibil, born 
May 29, 1749; David, baptized January 20, 
1751; Huldah, April 16, 1752; Eliza, Febru- 
ary 3, 1754 ; Reuben, March 8, 1756, mentioned 

(Ill) Hobart Hotchkiss, son of Judson 
Morris, was born at Woodbury, Connecticut, 
May 24, 1817; died February 2, 1891. When 
a young man he learned the trade of finish- 
ing cassimer and followed it for a number of 
years in the woolen mill in Hotchkissville, in 
the town of Woodbury. He then entered the 
employ of Allen & Dayton, general merchants, 
Hotchkissville, and held positions of responsi- 
bility under different firms conducting that 
business for a period of twenty-eight years, 
and until he retired from active business. He 
was an able business man, thoroughly reliable 
and of strict integrity, and possessed the es- 
teem and confidence of the community. He 
was active in public affairs and served with 
ability as justice of the peace, as postmaster 
and in various other offices of trust and honor. 
He was a prominent member of the Congre- 
gational church. 

Hobart Hotchkiss married, October 18, 
1842, Sarah M., daughter of George and Sally 
(Way) Hurd. George Hurd was a native of 
Monroe, Connecticut, was a carpenter and join- 
er by trade, and died in the prime of life, at 
the age of thirty-four years. Children of 
George and Sally Hurd : Lewis C, Sarah M., 
Harriet I., Margaret H.. Frederick, i\Iartha, 
who died young. Sally (Way) Hurd lived to 
the advanced age of ninety-five years. Mrs. 
Morris resides in Woodburv at Hotchkissville. 

Mr. and ^Nlrs. Morris had one child, George 
Franklin, mentioned below. 

(IV) George Franklin, son of Hobart 
Hotchkiss Morris, was born September 21, 
1844, in Hotchkissville. He attended the pub- 
lic schools of his native town, and at the age 
of si.xteen became bookkeeper for the firm of 
Allen & Dayton, merchants, in the native vil- 
lage. Four years later he went to jNIarshall, 
Michigan, where after working for a year and 
a half as clerk, he returned home. When he 
returned to his native place, he was employed 
as bookkeeper by R. J. Allen. After five years 
he embarked in business with George M. Al- 
len and remained for eleyen years. The firm 
was dissolved and Mr. Morris worked for a 
year in the office of American Shear and Knife 
Company. He then became a partner in the 
firm of Morris & Dawson, general merchants 
at North Woodbury, and this firm continued 
for nine years. He purchased his present 
store, the old stand of R. J. Allen, in Hotch- 
kissville, November i, 1893, and built up a 
large and flourishing business. He has one of 
the largest and best stores in this section and is 
enterprising and progressive in his business 
methods. Mr. Morris has been active in public 
life. In politics he is a Republican. He was 
town clerk of Woodbury for ten years and 
auditor six years. He represented the town 
in the general assembly of Connecticut in 1881 
and 1901. In his first term he served on the 
committee, on temperance, in the second on the 
committee on new towns and probate districts. 
He was for four years postmaster of North 
Woodbury and for a number of years post- 
master at Hotchkissville. He holds a com- 
mission as notary public. Fle is one of the 
incorporators of the Woodbury Savings Bank 
and is a trustee of several estates. He is a 
member of the Congregational Church and has 
held the office of deacon since January 5, 1882. 

He married, in 1868, Sophronia, born in 
New York state, daughter of Francis Dawson. 
Children: i. Carrie, born May 12, 1871 : mar- 
ried Ryce L. Clark ; children : Mrginia, born 
June 21, 1900; Morris Dawson, September 30, 
1905 ; Alary Esther, April 24, 1907.. 2. Hobart 
Dawson, May 11, 1879; educated in the pub- 
lic schools and Wilbraham Seminary : associat- 
ed in business with his father. 

Richard Goodman, immi- 
GOODMAN grant ancestor, came from 

England and settled first in 
Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he was a 
proprietor in 1633. He was admitted a free- 
man. May 14, 1634, and brought a suit in 
Plymouth court, March 4, 1638-39. He re- 
moved to Hartford, Connecticut, with Rev. 


Mr. 1 looker's company and was one uf tlic 
tirst sctllt-rs there. Later he removed to Had- 
ley, Massacluisttts. and was killed hy the In- 
dians in Kinj,' Philip's war. April i, i(>j(>. 
Jle married, at Ilartfcird, Dccemher S, i'>5<;, 
^[ary Terry, and administration on his estate 
was granted her September 26. 1676. Chil- 
dren: jolin, Uirn Octoher 13, 1661 ; Richard. 
Inrcli 23, i(i<)3. nientit)ne<i below; Stephen, 
rhruary 6, 1^)64: .Mary, .\ovember 5, if>i>$, 
iiuirricd John .Voiilc ; Thomas. March 20, 
i(i/)S. died yomiij: Mli/alieth, I'lbruary 5, i(>7i, 
in.irried Jao.ib Warner; Thomas, September 
I, I'i73; .Samuel, born May 5, 1^)75. 
(II) Richard (2), son of Richard (i) 
Goodman, was born March 2^, i<jCit^, in I lad- 
Icy. .Massachusetts, died at Hartford. May 14, 
1730. The inventory of his estate was file(l 
June II. 1730, showing an estate of one hun- 
dred and thirty-seven poimils, seven shillings 
and eight pence. He married Abigail Pan- 
try, born January 11, i(t~S-jq. died January 
2f), 17118, (laughter of John, gramldaughler of 
John, ami grcat-granddauglilcr of William 
Pantry, (.hildren : Mary, baptized March 7, 
1702. died young; Mary, baptized Moy 10, 
1703; Richard, born Xovember 4, 1704; Tim- 
othy. September 22, 1706, mentioned below ; 
.Abigail, married Daniel Ensign ; listher, Iwrn 
October 30. 170). 

(HI) i imothy, son of Richard (2) Good- 
man, was born September 22. 1706, died 
March 12, 1786. He had land given him by 
his grandfather, John Pantry. March 4. 1729, 
in U'cst Hartford, near Farmington. The 
Boston Clironkh- of May 2. I7^>8. states that 
on .\j)ril 7. 1768. the house of Timothy Giood- 
man in West Hartford was burned with all 
the furniture and clothes, which were very 
rich and costly, and that Jerusha, daughter 
of Daniel Ensign, who liveil in the family, ten 
years old, was burned to death. He married 
( first t Max 7, 1735. Joanna Wadsworth, who 
died March 10, I7'')8. aged fifty-three, daugh- 
ter of Josei)li and Joanna XVatls worth and 
grandflaughtcr of Captain Joseph Wadsworth. 
of Charter Oak fame. He marrie<l (second) 
November 20. 17*19. Widow Eli/.aiieth Wads- 
worth. of Hartford. Children: Joamia ; Tim- 
othy, baptized March 7. 17,^^1; Thomas, born 
March 18. 1739: .\bigail, (\-tober 4. 1741: 
Mary. February 12. 1744; Elizabeth. March 
!6 1746; Richard, .\pril 10, 174S, mentioned 
below; Mehitable (twin) baptized June 24, 
1750, die«l May 2. 1758; Moses (twin), bap- 
tized June 24. 1730. 

(IN) Richanl (3). son of Timothy G<x>d- 
man. was born .\pril 10, 1748. died in Wot 
Hartford, in May. 1834. He was in the revo- 
lution in Captain Seymour's company. He 

married, in 1771. \.m 
ruary i6. 1751 
nary ?7. i7<>.> 


■ rn IVb. 




Iht 1.;. ; , julv 12, 

I77«: M' I. I'dv !-• 

July r,, 1; . . 

vember 1 

vembcr 11. . , _ , 

Joatnia. t )ctol)er 2, 

178*:); Childv, \-MVf 

(\) A. 
was lx)n: 
He was 1' 
and held 

'«3-^ II' 

sitt. born .u Gi.uilix. t oihu-iikiii. i 

ID, 1780, died in Plainfield, .\iw li- 

vemlx-r 13, i8<>S, daughter 01 \ 

(Cole) C'ossilt. Childrin: Edu 

cember 10, 1805, died Jidy 2?^ i, 

March 14, J809; Julia. June 1 1- 

uel, Iwrn June 12, 1818. died .\l: ,: 

Aaron Cossitt. mentioned below. 

(\'I) Aaron Cossitt. s«^)n of • 
man, was lK)rn in W • '" ' 5. 

1822, died July 29, 1" .f 

thirteen, in 1835. In li- 

ner's book store in liartinrd. In 1H41 iie went 
to Philadelphia. Pennsylvania, to frd;c a posi- 
tion in the house o|>etu'd there h: cs 
& Coinjiany. but returneil the i .ir 

and went into p.irtiic^'''' '■ 1- 

ployer under the firm 1- 

man. In 1848, he b 1- 

terest in the firm and Ciiniiiu. il 

1852, when he embarked it) the ; —s 

in Xew York City. He was oiu- "i tin' ttg- 
inal stockholders and directors in the Phm-nix 
Mutual Life Insurance Company of Hartford, 
and became its president in 1875, having se- 
cured a controlling interest in its stock. In 
18S9 the company was reorgam'zed and he s«:>Id 
out and dissolved his connection with the 

company. I'roni tli.Tt f- '^ ' • ' '"-nn 

lived (|uietl\. giviuL; hi'- n to 

private interests atiil t.> ; k. 

He was a mem1)er of the luilcpt ■>{ 

( )dd Fellows and the Fn-e .tp"! ,1- 

sotis. in St. Joli: 
a member of ' 
pany in il" <• 

of the II <n 

the staff - a 

memlKT ol liiii:i> I k- lu.iriitd. .\pril 
to, 1857, .\nnic M. Johnston, l)orn in Xew 



York City, daughter of Robert R. and Mary 
Sears (Hatch) Johnston, and tliought to be 
descended from Dr. John Johnston, who came 
from Scotland in 1685 and settled at Perth 
Amboy, New Jersey. One of her early an- 
cestors was John Alden, of Plymouth, who 
came in the "Mayflower". Children : Eniilie, 
married Rev. Richard Wright, of Windsor 
Locks; Edward, died 1872; Annie G., mar- 
ried Rev. John F. Plumb, of New Mil ford, 
Connecticut ; Mary A., Richard J., mentioned 

(VII) Richard Johnston, son of Aaron Cos- 
sitt Goodman, was born in Hartford, March 
23. 1875. He was educated in the public and 
high schools of his native town, and at Yale 
College, graduating in 1896, and from the Yale 
Law School in 1899. During his last year at 
the Law School he also practiced law in New 
Haven. He was admitted to the bar in Jan- 
uary, 1899, and began the practice of his pro- 
fession at Hartford in October, 1899. Since 
1905 he has been associated with Leslie W. 
'Newberry under the firm name of Newberry 
& Goodman. In addition to this he is the 
president and general manager of the Bush 
Manufacturing Company of Hartford, manu- 
facturers of automobile radiators and auto 
parts. This corporation was organized in Ap- 
ril, 1908, and has been very successful. -His in- 
terest in politics began at an early age, and 
his activity in party matters began immedi- 
ately after his graduation from college. In 
1903 he was elected to the common council, 
serving two terms ; was on the Republican 
town committee from January, 1904, to Jan- 
uary, 1908, and has served as health commis- 
sioner since 1908. He is a member and vestry- 
man in Trinity Church (Episcopal). He is 
prominent in Masonic circles, being a member 
of St. John's Lodge, Free and Accepted Ma- 
sons, and of Washington Commandery, 
Knights Templar, of Hartford. He is a mem- 
ber of the Connecticut Historical Society, So- 
ciety of Colonial Wars, State of Connecticut, 
Municipal Art Society, Hartford Club, Hart- 
ford Golf Club. University Club of Hartford, 
Republican Club, Graduates Club of New Ha- 
ven and Yale Club of New York. Mr. Good- 
man enlisted as a private in Company K, First 
Infantry, Connecticut National Guard, in 1899. 
He was made second lieutenant in November, 
1902; captain. December, 1902; major, 1907; 
lieutenant-colonel. November, 1908, which po- 
sition he still holds. He was an aide on the 
staff of grand marshal General Chafifee at the 
inauguration of Theodore Roosevelt as presi- 
dent of the LTnited States. He has always 
taken an active interest in out-door sports, be- 
ing especially fond of boating, fishing, tennis. 

and horseback riding. His home is at 834 
Asylum Avenue, Hartford. He is unmarried. 

(The Sears Line). 
The first edition of the Sears genealogy gave 
what purported to be the English ancestry of 
the family, but the second edition by Samuel 
P. May, in 1890, shows that the ancestry was 
conjectural and erroneous. The parentage and 
ancestry of Richard Sears, American immi- 
grant, have yet to be established. The sur- 
name spelled Sares, Scares, Sayer, Seers and 
Seir, in this country, and many other variations 
in England are to be found in the records. 
The surnames Sawyer and Sayer furnish al- 
most identical variations in spelling and make 
the work of the genealogist very difficult. 
There is a belief in the family that the Sears 
family is of Norman origin. The eastern par- 
ishes of London and vicinity had many fami- 
lies of this name about 1600. The name is 
common in the islands of Guernsey and Jersey, 
from which many emigrants came with the 
early settlers at Marblehead and vicinity. 

(I) Richard Sears, immigrant ancestor, was 
a taxpa3-er in Plymouth colony as earlv as 
1632. He removed to Marblehead, where he 
was a landowner in 1637, but i-eturned to the 
Plymouth colony about 1638, and settled at 
Yarmouth. He took the freeman's oath June 
7, 1653. Commissioners were appointed to 
meet at his house, on Indian ai?airs, October 
26, 1647. He was one of the settlers and foun- 
ders of Yarmouth. He was buried August 26, 
1676. His widow Dorothy was buried March 
19, 1678-79. Children: Silas, died at Yar- 
mouth, January 13, 1697-98; Paul, born 1637- 
38, mentioned below ; Deborah, born at Yar- 
mouth, September, 1639, died August 17, 

(II) Captain Paul, son of Richard Sears, 
was born probably at Marblehead, Massachu- 
setts, in 1637-38, after February 20, and died 
at Yarmouth. February 20, 1707-08. He took 
the oath of fidelity in 1657. He was captain 
of the militia at Yarmouth, and was in the 
Narragansett war. He was one of the original 
proprietors of Harwich, which was laid out 
between Bound Brook and Stony Brook as 
Wing's Purchase. He married, at Yarmouth, 
in 1638, Deborah Willard, baptized at Scituate, 
September 14. 1645, died May 13, 1721, daugh- 
ter of George Willard. Her mother was prob- 
ably Dorothy Dunster. Children : jNIercy, 
born July 3, 1659; Bethia, January 3, 1661-62, 
died July 5, 1684 ; Samuel, January, 1663-64, 
mentioned below ; Daughter, 1666, perhaps 
Lydia. who married Eleazer Hamblin ; Paul, 

June 13, 1669: , October 24, 1672, 

probably Mary, who married . Colonel John 




Kti'iwlcs: Aim. M.ircli .'7. H'J.v 'l'»ci Nuvcni- 
liir 14. 1-45: J.-hii. if.;7-7H."(licd May 24, 
171S; Daniel. I'lSj-.S^, <licd .Xiij-ust 10. 175*1. 

(Ill) Captain Samuel, son of Captain Paul 
Sears, was Ixirn at Varmoiitli in January. 
i<rfiV'>4, died January S, 1741-42. He was oiic 
of tlic earliest inhal)itants of Harwich. His 
first linuse there was just over the line that 
separates the part of Harwich, which is ix.w 
West Mrcwster. from East Dennis. It stood 
until after i8<x). and was occupied hy his sons. 
I lis w ill was dated April 7, 1740. He was con- 
stahle in 1702, lieutenant 170*1. and later ca|>- 
tain. He married Mercy Ma><). Imrn ir/14, 
<Hed JaiMiary jo. i748-4«^, dau>;hter of Dea- 
con Samuel and Tamzin ( Lum[ikin ) .Mayo, 
and jjranddauj,diter of Rev. John .Mayo; chil- 
dren: Haimah. Imrn July 1. 1*1X5; .Sauuicl, 
Se|iteinher 15, 1*187; Nathaniel. Septemher J.?, 
i*>8<): Tantseii. Xoveniher i.v i*><ji, ilied July 
17, 17*11; Jonathan, Septenil)er .^ I'XA^; Caji- 
tain Joseph, July 15, 1695; Joshua, Slay 3, 
l*Hj7; Judaii, ( )ctol)er 2y), ifxji). mcntiimed In 
low ; John. July 18, 1701 ; Scth, May 27, 170^ . 
P.cnjamin, June i*'i. 170*'!. 

( I\') Jutlah. son of Captain Samuel Sears, 
was Ixirn < )ctol)er 2y, iCK)i), died at Rochester, 
.Massachusetts, about 177<>. He lived in Har- 
wich, now West nrewster. and his house was 
standing recently. He removed to Rochester 
and joined the church there in 17'H). and was 
t\ thini^'man in I7*i4-<'i7. His will was dated 
I'ehruary 5. 177.^ proved Septemher 2. I77<^>. 
his son Judah being executor. He married, at 
Yarmouth, in Xovcmlwr. 17.^1. Mary Paddock, 
liorn 1714, daughter of Judah and Alice ( .M- 
den I Paddock, grancldaughter of David Aldcn 
and great-graixldaughter of John and Priscilla 
(Mullens) .\Men. who came on the "May- 
flower." Children : Ann. iKirn March 31, 1733 ; 
Judah. N'ovenilxr H). 1734; Mary, l)aptizcd 
November 7, 173'i. died young; .\ldcn, born 
February 24, 1738-30; Nathan. June 18. 1741 ; 
David. May 10. 1744; Richard. June 8. I74'»; 
Mary. April 15. 1750. married, at Rochester, 
November 13, 17^1*1. Jonathan Hatch, of Fal- 
mouth, his son, .\lden Hatch, had a daughter, 
.Mary Sears (Hatch) Johnston, whose daugh- 
ter, .\nnie M. Johnston. marrie<i .\aron C. 
(iixidman (sec Goodman \'I) ; Elizabeth, bap- 
tized July 8, 1752; .Mice, married Charles 
Church; Sarah, baptized March 30, 1755. 

Klesworth, Elsworth, EIIc»worth and Av 

, I , •».., I I ., ._ I. It ,.1. .1 


Ellsvwiiii, II. 
sided in ( anil 


Connecticut .. 

Ixiught a hou" 

Rivulet, near the oM null, uii wl1.1l w<t!> di 

wards known as the t'lillrtt pl.iri* In 1^15; 

1h. ■ ■ ■ • 

I i 







The surname Ellsworth is 
F.1.I.S\\( >UTH .lerivcd from that of a 

small village a few miles 
from Cambridge. England. The village is on 
a small stream once remarkable for its eels, 
hence the name of the village, place of cols. 
The name is spelled in various ways — Elswort, 

liii.:.;.-. I'-' lliL i. • ■luu^ IK !.■ ;hc 

|KMir of other colonies. 20. 

I(.V. ' • T- • ■ ' 



tcnibci 18. 1712. C iit)drt-ii . i 1)1- 

cemlKT 5, I'l??: Elirilvib. ii. 

i*>57; Mar\. ' " ' " lier 

7. 1*1* .2: Ser^;. '-5; 

Jonathan. Jiii.t -■ w ; 

Lieutenant John. < icioIkt 7, i'.- 11. 

.\pril 13. 1*174; I'.enjamin. J;ii ■7*1, 
died April 14, i*><>i. 

(H) Captain Jonathan Ellsworth, son of 

Scrgear' ' " ' ' ""'" ■ ' ' '*''ii(|- 

sor, Jill ily 

record. ■ pt 

a tavern and a small store ui \\ ds, 

and was engageil in nianv snv, ,n- 
tiircs. He was a r 
but was of such w 
by the name of "Hiv. . 

tall and strong. His dr.. his 
being thrown from .i ' 13. 
1749. when he wa- 11. He 
married. < ktober . rn Sep- 
tember 10. '^'"5- "'<" N. ■^' i'"t «J, I"55' 

<laughter of Tahan dranl. Cliildrcn: Jona- 
than. l)orn March 11, i'>95-</>; Sarah, January 

8, iTxjS; |ohn, 1701; Ciilcs, .August f>. 1703; 
Mary. MnVch t. f7n*>: Esther. March 9. 1708; 
I")avid, i7o<i. menlione<l below; 
Hannal 10. 1713; Jonathan. Au- 
gust 2^ ^ '-' ' ' '"'" 

(HI ' of Cap- 

tain Io> "> Wind- 



sor, August 3 (June 17, according to the fam- 
ily Bible), 1709. He inherited from his father 
a hundred pounds, and acquired a handsome 
estate through his own industry. He was a 
farmer. "He had much cunning, or quick wit, 
and very sound judgment; was a selectman 
nearly all his active life, and commanded a 
company of Connecticut men at the Siege of 
Louisburg, hence his title of Captain." He 
died March 5, 1782. He married, July 8, 1740, 
Jemima Leavitt, of Sulifield, born July 9, 1721, 
"a lady of excellent mind, good character, and 
pious principles," daughter of Joshua and Han- 
nah Leavitt. She married (second) June 4, 
1784, Captain Ebenezer Grant, and died Feb- 
ruary I, 1790. Children: David, born March 
27, 1741 ; Oliver, April 29, 1745, mentioned 
below; Martin, January 12, 1750; Jemima, 
March 13, 1751. 

(IV) Chief Justice Oliver Ellsworth, son of 
Captain David Ellsworth, was born in Wind- 
sor, April 29, 1745. At an early age he was 
placed under the instruction of Rev. Dr. Bel- 
lamy, and in 1762 entered Yale College, re- 
maining there two years. At Nassau Hill, now 
Princeton, New Jersey, he attained high rank 
as a scholar, and there received the degree of 
A. B. in 1766. After his graduation, his father 
placed him under the instruction of Rev. Dr. 
Smalley, to educate him for the ministry. Af- 
ter a year's study, however, he abandoned that 
calling for the law, and studied first with the 
first Governor Griswold of Connecticut. He 
completed his course of reading with Judge 
Root, of Coventry, and was admitted to the 
bar of Hartford county, in 1771. The debts 
which he incurred while studying he paid by 
cutting and selling wood from land which he 
owned, not being able to sell the land. 

His father gave him a house and farm in 
Bloomfield (then Wintonbury), and for about 
three years he divided his time between farm- 
ing and the law, the income from his practice 
being very small. His skill in handling an im- 
portant case given him by a neighbor secured 
a verdict for his client and won him at once 
a high reputation. His practice rapidly in- 
creased, and in 1775 he was appointed attorney 
for the state. He sold his farm and removed 
to Hartford, and his practice soon became 
larger and more remimerative than any of his 
contemporaries in the state. His resolute will, 
and power of concentration, together with the 
concise statements of his cases, and his lucid 
and forcible arguments, gained for him a com- 
manding position at the head of his pro- 
fession. He was a Whig in politics, and at 
the beginning of the revolution represented 
Windsor in the general assembly of Connecti- 
cut. \\'hile in that bodv, he served activelv in 

the militia, and was one of a committee of four 
called the "Pay Table." This committee at- 
tended to the military expenditures. In Octo- 
ber, 1777, he was elected a delegate to the 
continental congress, and served as a member 
of the marine committee, acting as a board of 
admiralty, and also on the committee of ap- 
peals, and took a prominent part in all dis- 
cussions and political measures. From 1780 to 
1784, by yearly elections, he was a member of 
the governor's council. In June, 1783, he left 
his seat in congress, and although re-elected, 
declined to serve. In 1784 he declined the ap- 
pointment of commissioner of the treasury to 
take the position of judge of the Superior 
Court of Connecticut. He conducted the duties 
of this office with rare ability and great repu- 
tation until he was a member of the Federal 
Convention at Philadelphia in May, 1877. In 
this body he bore a distinguished part, and 
became conspicuous as one of the ablest advo- 
cates of the rights of the individual states. 
To him we are largely indebted for the Federal 
element of our constitution "by which so many 
sovereign States are kept in distant activity, 
while included under a higher sovereignty." 
He moved in the convention to expunge the 
word "National" from the constitution, and 
substitute the words "Government of the 
United States," and this was finally agreed to 
without a dissenting vote. Upon the organiza- 
tion of the new government at New York in 
1789, Mr. Ellsworth was one of the senators 
from Connecticut, and was appointed chairman 
of the committee to organize the judiciary of 
the United States. The original bill, in his 
handwriting, passed with but slight alteration, 
and its provisions are still in force. He was 
particularly watchful over the treasury, and 
was called the "Cerberus of the Treasury." He 
was spoken of by John Adams as "the firmest 
pillar of Washington's whole administration." 
By common consent he was yielded precedence 
in the Federal ranks in the senate, then com- 
posed of the elite of the Republic. The mission 
of John Jay to England in 1794 was due to his 
suggestion. March 4, 1796, he was made the 
successor of Mr. Jay as chief justice of the 
Supreme Court of the United States, and by 
an extensive course of study, freshened his 
memory on points of law in which he felt him- 
self deficient. His dignified bearing, courteous 
impartiality and acknowledged ability won for 
him everywhere the confidence and esteem of 
the bar. In 1799 President Adams appointed 
him one of a committee to negotiate with 
France as an extraordinary commission to 
avert a war between the two countries, if pos- 
sible. Of the other members of the commis- 
sion, Mr. Henrv declined to act, on account 

Df/jJ U/^u/^r^ 



of <ngc, and Mr. Ellswnrtli did so reluctantly, 
but went to }-"ranci-, rcacliyif; tlicro .Marcli -j. 
iS<)o. acconipaiiii'd by thi- two other uicuilH-rs 
of the coininissioii. A tnaty was couchuled 
wliicli niL-t willi much opixjsition from con- 
gress, but which time has proved was wise. 
Ju(I);;e [•'ilswortli's heahli liad l)ecn seriously 
impaired, and travel only iiicreaseil his malady. 
Me was carried to l'"n;;land on the "Ports- 
month," an<l there to<»k the mineral waters at 
r.atii. with some benefit, lii^ son ( )liver. wh'i 
had accompanied him as secretary, returncti 
home with his father's resi(.;nation of the office 
of chief justice. Jud^e F.IIsworth sailed from 
Bristol in April, 1801, and after a painful voy- 
ap;c was laniled at I'oston. In iSt)J he was 
again elected a member of the ii^overnor's coun- 
cil which acted as a superior court of errors 
in Connecticut, beinjj the final court of appeals 
from all inferior state jurisdictions. Flere his 
intluence was controlling. In May, i8*>7, he 
was appointed chief justice of the Supreme 
Court of Connecticut, but he resigned the office 
soon. He died November 2f>, 1807, anil was 
hurieil in the Windsor cemetery. A morm- 
ment marks his grave. Judge Ellsworth was 
tall and erect. His eyes were blue, large, tine 
and jienetrating, and his brows were arched and 
heavy. His expression was pleasant. His 
manners were simple and unatTected, and his 
bearing was dignified and courtly. He was 
I)articular about his personal appearance, and 
never hurried his toilet. In public he always 
af)peareil in black silk stockings, with silver 
knee buckles, and wore a fine ruftled shirt. His 
silk justice's robe and powdered hair greatly 
hcighteneil his natural advantages. His life 
was regular and strictly temperate. Daniel 
Webster once in the senate referred to Ells- 
worth as "a gentleman who had left behind 
him. on the records of the : • of his 

country, pnxifs of the clear i-e and 

of the utmost purity and i: :_ . charac- 

ter." In 1700 he received the degree of LL.D. 
from Yale College, and in 1707 the same de- 
gree from Dartmouth and Princeton. 

Judge Ellsworth married. Dcccmljcr to, 
177.2. .\bigail Wolcott. lM->rn February S. 1755. 
died .\ngnst 4, iSiS. daughter of William. 
Esq., and .\bigail Wolcott. Children, l>orii in 
Windsor: .Abigail, bom August if>. 1774: 
Oliver. October .?3. 177(1. died May 20. 1778: 
Oliver, .\pril -'7. 1781: Maior Martin, .\pril 
'7' i"'*'3 : William, June 25. died July 24. 1785 : 
Frances, August 31. 178^1; Delia. July 2^, 
178(1: William Wolcott. November 10, 1791. 
mentioned below: Hon. Henry Lcavitt (twin), 
born November 10. 1701. 

(\') Ciovenior William Wolcott Ellsworth, 
son of Oliver Ellsworth, was born in Wind- 


and Ai 
of the 

M>. «1...M 

none at tl 

:lul lime 
I bar. wait 

tins tunc .Mr. I'.liswortii had ai r.ic- 
tice of his own and lie mntji- t,,|ly 
to practice in Han ■ He 
was a Wliig in jvi! ■ .in- 
gress in 1827. and 

at the end of the • 
legislative record v 

self and satisfactory lu U\>> c>iUAtitueni>. A> a 
nl)er of the iiuliriarv mmmitto*' he was 




_ due the 

extension of the copvright law. He was a 
I" ■ ■ ■ • ■ ■ • ' ■ ^ • - 

active i 
feet P'. 

the Niil 

was on the coinmr 
of the L'nite<l .Stat< 
him, more than to any wilici sii.iii. 

Tevenne tor the govemmeiil. Krinrmng lo 
Hartford in t8't. h<- rc««(nvd fiv pnietirc of 
law. and it \' >' in 

18^8 he wa- late 

f.-- ihy 

execiiliw Willi i..iisi'ici; 
Dnrinij this jioriod he 




bv the legislature a jufigc ni the ^ui>t.rn>r 
Court and of the Supreme Court of Errors. He 
remained on the licnch as an associate judge 
of the Supreme Court until i8''ii. when he re- 
tired by age limitation. '"'■•" < ■" .' i'..'<..rc 


and still possessed of his great intellectual 
powers, he retired to private life, though he 
never ceased to take a keen interest in public 
afTairs. He received the honorary degree of 
LL.D. from Yale College in 1838. He was 
professor of law in Trinity College, Hartford. 
He was one of the original incorporators and 
at the time of his death president of the board 
of directors of the American Asylum for the 
Education and Instruction of the Deaf and 
Dumb, at Hartford. He was president of the 
board of directors of the Hartford Retreat for 
the Insane. 

The following estimate of his character and 
delineation of his personality is from a sermon 
by Rev. George H. Gould, pastor of the Centre 
Church of Hartford, preached at the funeral 
of Governor Ellsworth : 

"He was a Puritan of the best stock. His 
honesty was of perfect whiteness. Rufus Choate 
once spoke of him, in a speech before a legis- 
lative committee of Massachusetts, as 'a man of 
hereditary capacity, purity, learning and love of 
the law,' adding, 'If the land of the Shermans, 
and Griswolds, and Daggetts, and Williams, rich 
as she is in learning and virtue, has a sounder 
lawyer, a more upright magistrate or an hon- 
ester man in her public service, I know not his 
name.' In Judge Ellsworth were hereditary qual- 
ities of great mental and moral worth. Like his 
father, the Chief Justice, he was remarkable for 
the simplicity of his tastes and habits. In man- 
ner he was dignified; in person he was tall and 
finely proportioned with as fine a personal pres- 
ence and bearing as any man of his time; he 
was a good speaker and had a fine voice; in 
conversation he was earnest and sincere, and all 
his intercourse was marked by kindness and in- 
tegrity of nature. The crown of his enduring 
character was his Christian walk and conversa- 
tion. He early professed Christ and ever after, 
through all his membership in the old Centre 
Church of Hartford, was an humble and faithful 
follower of his Lord. 

"He delighted in theological studies and dis- 
cussions and took a very active part in relig- 
ious movements. He was a prominent friend 
of the great charitable and missionary enter- 
prises ; was much interested in Sunday schools 
and even after he had attained a high official 
position, he continued his duties as a teacher 
in the school connected with his church. From 
1821 until his death, a period of forty-seven years, 
he held the office of Deacon in the Centre 
Church. In all things he was an admirable rep- 
resentative of New England, a man of old-time 
integrity, sincerity, solidity of character." 

Governor Ellsworth married, September 14, 
1813. Emilv Webster, born August 4, 1790, 
died August 23, 1861, daughter of Noah Web- 
ster, the lexicographer (see Webster VI). 
Governor Ellsworth died January 15, 1868. 
Children, born in Hartford : i. Pinckney Web- 
ster, December 5, 1814; mentioned below. 2. 
Emily, September 27, 1816; married. .Kpril 2". 
184T, Rev. Abner Jackson, president of Trin- 
ity College. 3. Harriet, July 4, 1818 ; married, 

December 23, 1845, Rev. Russell S. Cook, sec- 
retary of the American Tract Society ; she died 
February 24, 1848: 4. Oliver, September 13, 
1820. 5. Elizabeth, November 17, 1822: died 
January 20, 1823. 6. Elizabeth, June 8, 1824; 
married, December 14, 1853, Hon. Waldo 
Hutchins, congressman from twelfth New 
York district, lawyer of New York City. 

(VI) Dr. Pinckney Webster Ellsworth, son 
of Governor William Wolcott Ellsworth, was 
born in Hartford, December 5, 1814. He was 
descended from Governor William Bradford 
of Plymouth : of John Steele, who was in Hart- 
ford before Hooker and other pioneers of Mas- 
sachusetts and Connecticut. He attended the 
public schools and entered Yale College, from 
which he was graduated in the class of 1836. 
He took up the study of medicine and attended 
medical schools in Philadelphia and New York, 
graduating from the College of Physicians and 
Surgeons of New York with the degree of 
M.D. in 1839. His medical studies were after- 
ward continued in Paris, London and Dublin. 
He settled in Hartford in 1843 and began to 
practice his profession, becoming in a few 
years one of the leading surgeons of the state. 
He was the first to perform a surgical oper- 
ation with the use of anaesthetics, outside of a 
dental office. He was in partnership with Dr. 
Amariah Brigham, who became subsequently 
superintendent of the Retreat for the Insane 
in Hartford, and later superintendent of the 
Insane Asylum at Utica, New York. Dr. Ells- 
worth was for a considerable time one of the 
visiting physicians of the Retreat. He was one 
of the organizers and a prominent member of 
the City Medical Society of Hartford, and a 
leading member of the Hartford County and 
Connecticut Medical Societies, and honorary 
member of the New York State Medical So- 
ciety. During the civil war he was appointed 
brigade surgeon by Governor Buckingham, 
and served on the staff of General Isaac T. 
Stevens of the Army of the Potomac, who was 
shot and killed at the head of his command in 
the second battle of Bull Run. Dr. Ellsworth 
was examiner of recruits for the service, and 
made personal examination of about nine thou- 
sand soldiers. Later he held the office of pen- 
sion examiner, in Connecticut, for nine years 
under Presidents Johnson. Grant and Cleve- 
land. He was a member of the Centre Church 
of Hartford for many years. In politico he 
was always independent and never sought pub- 
lic office of any kind, and even in the church 
he alvvavs declined to hold office. A lifelong 
student, not only of medical, but of theological 
and philosophical subjects, his learning was 
profound. He was es]5ecially interested in 
reading and comparing the Greek scriptures. 


7.' I 

He wrote a numl)cr of papers 011 his tlu-oloKical 
research aiul pubHshed "Iinmamicl. God with 
lis." etc. The busiest part of the doctor's life 
A. IS spent in his home and office f>n the site 
1 the F'hoenix Life Insurance Company's prcs- 
i lit ortlcc huildin)^^. 

Me married (first), Octoljcr 11. 1842, Julia. 
horn February. 1822, died March 18. 1854, 
l.iii^liter of Jesse Sterlinfj, of liridReixirt. one 
I the first treasurers of tlie Housatonic Rail- 
road Company. He married (second) Decem- 
ber 7, 1857. Julia Townseiid. born at New 
Haven. March 5. 1837, ""^^ livinj,' at Hartford, 
i.iughter of Lucius K. Dow. Child of first 
wife: I. William SteriinK. born .-\upiist 11, 
i>!4<j: died April lO, 1832. Children of the 
' cond wife: 2. Julia Sterling. Itorn June 27, 
1S60; married, December 21. 1882, .\upustus 
Julius Lyman, son of I'.ishop Lyman, of Ashe- 
ville. North Carolina. 3. Emily Webster, born 
May 21, 1864. 4. Harriet, born June i^^), 18^)3; 
!icd October 31. i8r>8. 5. Wolcott Webster, 
horn October 23. 1867. prarluate of Vale Col- 
leU'e. (<. Ernest IJradford. born .April 2~. !870. 
7. Edith Townsend, born February 4, 1872. 
V Alice Greenleaf, born October 6. 1877. 

(The Webster Line). 
John Webster, the immigrant ancestor, 
'.IS one of the original settlers of Hartford, 
' ■iimecticut. He was magistrate of the colony 
rom 1639 to 1639; deputy governor in 1655. 
iiid govcrnf>r in ](^-,f^. During the next three 
ears he was first inagistrate of the colony, or 
1 l)ublic, as his descendant Noah Webster calls 
1. On account of a controversy with the min- 
uter of Hartford, the settlement af Hadlcy, 
Massachusetts, was plamied and John Webster 
e.'uled the list of fifty-nine signers who agreed 
■ ' locate there. His son Rohert was another 
Mgner. Governor Webster lodged at North- 
ampton, Massachusetts, fell sick soon after- 
ward, but recovered and became one of the 
judges associated with John Pynchon and 
Samuel Chapin. His home was on the east 
side of the highway, near the late residence of 
' ieorgc Wyllys. in Hartford. He died April 
;. i'>83, and was buried at Hadlcy. His will 
was dated June 23, i<)39. He gave to his 
wife, .\gnes. the use of his estate at Hart- 
ford during her life, and he also bequeathed 
property to his four sons. Oiildren : Robert. 

mentioned below : Mary, marrii-d Hunt. 

who died in 1639: Mathew settled in Farming- 
ton; William, who-ic wife was tried for witch- 
raft in 1(^84-83, married. 1^)71. Mary Reeves, 
11(1 roided at lladley: Tboma-;. married Abi- 
;;ail .Mexander: .\nne. settled at Northfield. 
Slassachusetts. married John Marsh, of Hail- 

Ill , k,.i,.ii ., 

I.,llM \\ ..|..l^ 











in 1 










a!i. ' 


1Ck/4. ■ 


i6«i, D. 

t : 

Robert, ; 


•744; J' 

1722: Sii 

ford : M.i; v , -.n.'.- ■ ; 1 1 ii-ii-.i- r\:: . 

married John Seymimr; Sarah, marrii 


"(Ill) John (2). v.n . 

nah Webster, was Ix'rn in 1 


and died in i^k>4- ' ' 


John, married, 171 -■ 


1733, lived in Southii..,. 

• n- 

ezer. lived to advanced 


1728, married Elizalu-th \ 


1693. mentioned below; Sarah; .Aim. 


married, 1710. Jacob Merrill. 

fl\') Daniel, son of John (21 " ' 

A as 

bom in i'>93, at Hartford, aiv 


1763. He married, i-i. \l 


Children : Daniel, 


March 23, 1721, mo 


June I, 1724, died in .M 


died in 1731 ; Miriam, \> 

1. I7.29. 

married ( first ) William 

...- .,,.1 1 

Marsh, of New II 

age at home of her son. 

\\'cst Hartford: Daniel. Sc|.itmU;r 

died in 178^: Flihn. died in voulh 

(V) \ ' 

logg) W 


25. •-^'- 

one years seven niontiis 
Mercy Steele, dauglurr 
Children, U>rn at I ' 
November 8. I74<>; 
den. and <lie.! ' 
l)orn in 1731 
( second ) D' 
Eunice Chibl- 
in 173'': man 
removed to |lnnli\ 
ruarv 21. 1821. 4 

i75«-"' ' '■ 

tember j 
ruflf; (-. 

(\"I) N..,ih (^», .-"11 



la, l>orn 

'r\ , who 

• 'eb- 




A Xijali 

; I > and 
Mercv (Steele) Webster, was born in West 



Hartford, October i6, 1758; married, October 
26, 1789, Rebecca Greenleaf, of Boston. He 
served as a private in his father's company in 
the campaign against General Burgoyne, in 
the fall of 1777. He studied law and was ad- 
mitted to the bar in 1781, but he preferred 
teaching to law, and in 1782 opened a classical 
school at Goslien, New York. In 1783 he pub- 
lished at Hartford the "First Part of a Gram- 
matical Institute of the English Language," 
followed by a second and third part in the 
' two years following. He published "The 
American Spelling Book" in 1783, and JVin- 
throp's Journal, which until then had been 
preserved only in manuscript. He wrote vari- 
ous political essays in the Connecticut Courant 
in 1785, entitled "Sketches of American Pol- 
icy." He was interested in public questions, 
and in 1785 visited the southern states to ad- 
vocate the enactment of state copyright laws. 
In 1786 he delivered a course of lectures in the 
principal cities and towns on subjects relating 
to the English language, and these lectures 
were published in 1789 under the title of "Dis- 
sertations on the English Language." In 1787 
he taught English grammar and kindred sub- 
jects at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After the 
Federal constitutional convention adjourned, 
he published a work entitled "Examination of 
the Leading Principles of the Federal Consti- 
tution." In 1788 he published for one year 
the American Magacinc, but the venture was a 
failure finanically. Returning to Hartford in 
1789, he took up the practice of his profession 
and gained a prominent position at the bar. In 
1793, at the request of the president, he estab- 
lished a daily newspaper in New York City 
to support the administration. This paper was 
called the Minerva, and after a short time he 
added a semi-weekly called the Herald. These 
were subsequently called the Commercial Ad- 
vertiser and the Netv York Spectator. The 
Advertiser is still published, though the name 
was changed again to The Globe a few years 
ago. Webster's articles in these papers under 
the nom-de-plume "Curtius" ably defended 
Jay's treaties and other controverted policies 
of the young government. 

In 1798 he removed to New Haven, and in 
1799 he published "A Brief History of Epi- 
demics and Pestilential Diseases" in two octavo 
volumes. In 1802 he published a work on the 
rights of neutrals in time of war, and "Histor- 
ical Notices of the Origin and State of Bank- 
ing Institutions and Insurance Offices," and in 
1807 his "Philosophical and Practical Gram- 
mar of the English Language." He had in 
1806 published a "Compendious Dictionary," 
and in 1807 commenced the great labor of his 
life, "A Dictionary of the English Language," 

the first edition of which appeared in 1828 in 
two quarto volumes, and a second in 1840 in 
two royal octavo volumes. While preparing 
this stupendous work he lived at .Amherst, 
Massachusetts, and he was one of the most 
active and influential founders of Amherst Col- 
lege. He was for a number of years a repre- 
sentative to the general court from Amherst. 
He had served his district in New Haven in 
the Connecticut legislature several terms previ- 
ously, and for a time was judge of one of the 
state courts and one of the aldermen of the 
city. He returned to New Haven in 1822 and 
visited Europe in 1828. Early in 1843 lie Pub- 
lished "A Collection of Papers on Political, 
Literary and Moral Subjects," and an elabor- 
ate treatise on "The supposed change of tem- 
perature in Winter." His last literar}' labor 
was the revision of the Appendix to his dic- 
tionary, completed a few days before his death. 
He died at New Haven, May 28, 1843. Of 
the "Elementary Spelling- Book" nearly fifty 
million copies have been sold, and during the 
preparation of the dictionary the income from 
this work supported his family. His dictionary 
was revised after his death by his son-in-law, 
Professor Goodrich, and from time to time by 
others. The Merriams of Springfield have 
been the publishers for many years. In 1823 
he received the honorary degree of LL.D. from 
Yale College. Dr. Webster's works, besides 
those mentioned, were : "History of the 
Ignited States," revised in 1838 ; "Letters to a 
Young Gentleman Commencing His Educa- 
tion," published in 1823; "Manual of L'seful 
Studies," in 1832 ; "The Prompter," and a 
"History of Animals." 

In many respects Dr. Webster was the most 
famous scholar of his period in American liter- 
ature. He performed a work of lasting value 
to the English-speaking people and blazed the 
way for other lexicographers to follow. That 
he was a genius cannot be disputed. His ver- 
satility in literature was as remarkable as his 
learning was profound. 

Children of Noah and Rebecca (Greenleaf) 
Webster : i. Emily, born August 4, 1790 : mar- 
ried William Wolcott Ellsworth, September 
14. 1813 (see Ellsworth family). 2. Frances 
Juliana, February 5, 1793: married, October i, 
1816, Chauncey Allen Goodrich. 3. Harriet, 
April 6, 1797; married (first) Edward H. 
Cobb, of Portland, May 22, 1816, and (sec- 
ond) July 26, 1825, William Chouncy Fow- 
ler. 4. Mary, January 7, 1799; died February 
28, 1819; married Horatio Southgate, of Port- 
land. 5. William Greenleaf, September 15, 
1801 ; married Rosalie Eugenia Stuart, of A^ir- 
ginia. May 5, 1831, and removed in 1833 to 
Cincinnati, Ohio. 6. Eliza Steele, December 



21, 1803; iiijirricil, SciiU-mber 5, 1823, Henry 
Jones. 7. Henry liradford, Xovcnibcr 20, 
1806; (lied aj^ctl ten weeks. 8. Lmiis-i. Xnril 
12. i8<>S. 

The name ^l \\ liitlle>L\ 
Will III. K.SEV was first taken Ijy the 
|ie()|)le livini^ in Cam- 
bridgeshire, Knpland. on the Whittlesea l-'ens, 
at no later date than the tenth ccntnry. In 
the year 1 187 William Whittlesey led a for- 
lorn hope at the siefje of .\crc. He followed 
his kins' •" t'''" elTort to rcscnc the tomb of 
Christ from the Jews, and was one of abimt 
fifty men who withstood the famine of fire and 
water and returned to finj^land with the kinp, 
by whom he was knighted in i i()o. In 1 192 
he fell at the battle of Malta. Cambridgeshire 
was the birthphce of the iMiglish and .Ameri- 
can families of the name of Whittlesey and 
there are still many of the name living in that 
comity. The coat-of-arms of the linglish fam- 
ily is described as follows: .Aznre; a fess. er- 
mine, between three escaloj) shells. ( )r. An 
Esqnire helmet on shield. Crest : Lion ram- 
pant. .Motto: Animo ct fide (Courage and 
Faith ) . 

( I ) John Whittlesey, immigrant ancestor, 
was born Jidy 4, 1623, in Cambridgeshire, 
England, near Whittlesea, the son of John, 
born in 1593. and Lydia (Terry) Whittlesey. 
The lalter's mother's name was Wesley, ami 
she and her husband were married in London, 
October, iri2i-22. John Whittlesey, the son. 
came to .Xirerica with the Lords .Say and Seal 
Company in i')35. The company landed in 
Boston. Massachusetts, but as early as 1636 
were in Saybrook. Connecticut. The records 
of Savbrook from this time to 1670 were de- 
stroyed by fire, but the Whittlise\s arc men- 
tioned as among the iidiabiiants of Middlesex 
county. Connecticut, in 1(148. In 1662 John 
Whittlesey and William Hudley. of Saybrook, 
contracted with the town to keeji a ferry across 
the Connecticut at Saybrook from Tilly's 
Point. They were also to build a road to the 
point and a b.orse canoe or boat large enough 
to carry three horses at once and such passen- 
gers as desired to cross. In if>77-78-79 John 
Whittlesey is mentioned as buying lands. He 
represented the town of Saybrook in the gen- 
eral assembly between 1644 and i'>85. and was 
also elected in If')</v97-t>^-i703. In if>78 be 
was afipointed collector of minister's rates, and 
again in iC>8i-82: townsman in ir>88-89-97. In 
ir>84 he was oi'e of the attorneys, ^a lister in 
ir»85. and frequently one of a committee to 
surve\ and lav out Innd and to seat people in 
the meeting house. He was made freeman. 
.\pril |. 1 -o I \V\^ lion^c u:is Iniill re'\r the 

ferry, on tiu- ui-i Ii.hik "I 'iir "le 

site remained in the family until 

He married, :ii ^i'. l.t... ,k 1 ;, 

Ruth. l)orn \\' \. 

liam and Jane 
William DudU 

erl\ .'^lK•en, in ;.> 

(inillord, < ■ 

Henry \\ 1 

Hopkins 1 1 ; :- 

man. of W *jrtx-n, AuKxist 24. M>3"- 

He was : \e in the general court 

for Cuilfoni. .in.i .ii.d .March 16. 1683-84. His 
wife died Mav i. i')74. He was the son of 

David Dudley', of D:.'L -- ■ v,,rr..v, 

1^)30. a wheelwright .s 

the son of Squire Tb' .it 

I58<». of Darking. His wiu .■> iwi.'* 

VVhite. He was married in Km 2 and died in 
1649. He was • ' ' ' ' " \t- 

ert Dudley, b rt 

, Dudley was_thi. a' 

Leicester, who married i third » I h- 

tcr of Sir Francis Knolles. wi'l -^t 

Devcreux. Earl of Essex. He \' i 

John Dudley, Duke of Northun 11 

1502. beheaded 1533. married Lii.., 
iKirn 1504. died 1555. daughter of .Sir Edward 
(iuilford. John Dudley was the son of Edward 
Dudley, born I4(>2. beheadetl 1510, married 
Elizabeth, heir to Sir Edward tiray. Edward 
Dudley was the son of .Sir John Dudley, born 
at .\rimdel Castle, .Sussex county, «licd 1500, 
married Elizabeth Bran.shot. ilie<l I4'»" ^'^ 
John Dudley was the son of Sir John 
Lord Dudley. K. <i.. Iwrn I4Q<>. died 14- 
ried Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Mtrklc), 
Knight. John Whittlesey died .\pril 15. 1704. 
Children: John. l)orn December 11, i'V.5; 
Stephen. .\\ir\\ 3. UHij : I-'benezcr. DeccmlHT 
II, ifVx): Joseph. June 13. i'>7i ; Josiah, .\ii- 21, 1673: Jabcz, March 14, 1^75: David, 
Tune 20. 1^)77: Eliphalet, July 24, 1670: Kuth, 
April 2V i(>8! : Sarah. .Mav 2?., 1^183: Sam- 
uel. i^STi. 

(II) Eliphalet. son of John Whittlesey, was 
born July 24. if)79. at Saybrook. In 1707 he 
removed to Xewington and purchaseil seventy- 
two acres of land from his brother Jabez. On 
this land he erected his house and bam and 
started farming. In 1723 and 1727 he was 
one of the "prudential committee" in the so- 
cietv. His name a|)pears on the list of Xew- 
ington church members in 1747, on the com- 
mittee to suiierinteml letting the school money 
during the year 1748; on the conimittee to 
"seat the meeting house." t-^rt. He married, 
Decemlx-r I, 1702. Mary P'" '■ —' '^' • v}. 
1677. at Saybrook. He die. 
and hi< wife. March 22. I75> 



born October i. 1703; Hannah, May 13, 1711 ; 
Eliphalet, mentioned below. 

(lllj Eliphalet (2), son of Eliphalet (i) 
Whittlesey, was born in Newington, May 10, 
1714. He was a farmer by occupation, and 
his farm was one of the best known and most 
productive in the vicinity of Newington. He 
was also prominent in public affairs. In 1761 
he removed with his family to Washington, 
Connecticut, and united with the church there 
the same year. He was soon after chosen 
deacon. In May, 1775, he was appointed a 
member of the general assembly from Kent, 
Connecticut, also at a special session held at 
Hartford, by order of the governor, called to 
provide for the defense and safety of the in- 
habitants and to supply troops. He took an 
active and important part in the colonial wars. 
October 13, 1748, he was commissioned by the 
general assembly to be ensign of the Tenth 
Company or train band in the Sixth Regiment 
of the colony of Connecticut, and on May g, 
1 75 1, was commissioned lieutenant of the same 
company and regiment. Alarch 7, 1756, he was 
appointed and commissioned captain of the 
Si.xth Company of the Fourth Regiment. Feb- 
ruary 9, 1757, he was commissioned captain of 
the Tenth Company of the Sixth Regiment, 
and March, 1758, commissioned captain of the 
Fourth Company in the First Regiment under 
Phineas Lyman, colonel; 1759, captain of the 
Fifth Company, First Regiment; 1760, captain 
of Fifth Company, First Regiment. In 1760 
he was placed at the head of a company which 
was raised on the call for twenty-five hundred 
men for Major-General William Shirley's com- 
mand, to operate at Crown Point and Iroquois 
Lake. He participated in the battles and re- 
mained in service during the war. In the 
campaign of 1757, which- resulted in the sur- 
render of Fort William Henry to Montcalm's 
forces. Captain Whittlesey had the command 
of a picked company of one hundred men, 
mostly from Wethersfield, Connecticut. In 
1758, when Fort Edward was the base of oper- 
ations, and Ticonderoga the objective point, 
he was always in the thickest of the battles and 
led his men with great bravery. 

He married, December 16, 1736, Dorothy, 
born December 24, 1716, died April 14, 1772, 
daughter of Captain Martin Kellogg, who 
settled in the first society of Wethersfield, but 
afterwards removed to Newington. where he 
died. As a boy he lived at Deerfield. Massa- 
chusetts, with his father, stepmother and three 
other children. During Queen Anne's war, 
February 29, 1704, he was captured by the 
Indians, together with his father and the other 
children, but they were afterwards allowed to 
return. He was several times captured, but 

was returned. He was often employed by the 
government as interpreter of the Indian lan- 
guage at the Indian treaties. He was commis- 
sioned captain in the Sixth Company of militia 
of Wethersfield by the general assembly, and 
in 1746 was engaged to be pilot for the ex- 
pected British fleet in the St. Lawrence. In 
1 75 1 he was the colony's agent to the chief of 
the Mohawks to supply them with clothing. 
He married, January 26, 1692, Dorothy Ches- 
ter, died September 26, 1754. His father was 
Martin Kellogg, born October i, 1660, prob- 
ably at Farmington. He was often employed 
as an Indian interpreter and was a courageous 
and active man. He was a weaver by trade. 
He survived many captures and much hard 
treatment by the Indians. 

He married (first) December 10, 1684, 
Ann, daughter of Samuel and Mehetabel John- 
son, born at Hadley, Massachusetts. February 
22, 1667, died at Deerfield, July 19, 1689. Sam- 
uel Johnson was born March 5, 1642, at Had- 
ley, and was killed by the Indians at Deerfield, 
September 8, 1675. Mehetabel, his wife, was 
the daughter of Humphrey Johnson, born in 
England, son of John Johnson, who came from 
England in the fleet with John Winthrop, and 
was a representative in the first general court, 
1634, a member of the Ancient and Honorable 
Artillery Company, 1638. He lived in Rox- 
bury, Connecticut, where he died September 
30, 1659. Martin Kellogg married the third 
time in 1732. His father was Joseph Kellogg. 
Dorothy Chester, wife of Captain Alartin Kel- 
logg, was the daughter of Stephen and Jemima 
(Treat) Chester. Her father was born May 
26, 1660, son of Captain John Chester, born 
August 5, 1635, married, February, 1653, 
Sarah Welles, born in 163 1, daughter of Gov- 
ernor Thomas Welles, the fourth governor of 
the Colony of Connecticut, 1655-58. He died 
February 23, 1698, and his wife, December 12 
or 16, 1698. He was the son of Leonard Ches- 
ter, born July 15, 1610, married, in England, 
1634, Mrs. Rlary (Sharpe) Wade, born about 
1608. daughter of Nicholas Sharpe. He died 
in Wethersfield, Connecticut, December 11, 
1647. '"''f' t'''^ family arms are on his tomb 
in the old Wethersfield burying-ground. His 
wife died November 30, 1688. He was the 
son of John Chester, of Blaby, England, who 
married Dorothy Hooker, sister of Rev. Thom- 
as Hooker, founder of Hartford, and daugh- 
ter of Thomas Hooker, mentioned elsewhere 
in this book. John Chester was the son of 
Leonard and Bridgetta (Sharpe) Chester, and 
grandson of Sir ^^''illiam Chester, baronet, of 
London. Eliphalet Whittlesey died July 12, 
1786, at Washington, Connecticut. Children: 
Martin, born October 5, 1737; Lemuel. ^lay 


I'l, 1740: John, December 23. 1741, mcmiDHcd 
below; Aniui, January J7, 1744; Abiier, May 
I, 1746; Elijibalet, July 2. 1748: Daviil. Au- 
gust 18, 1750; Asaph, May 12, 1753; Dorothy, 
September 5, 1755; I'-lisha, January 8, 1758; 
Roger, < >ctuber 6, 1760. 

( I\) John (2), son of Eliphalet (2) Whit- 
tlesey, was born at Xcwington. December 23, 
1741. He removed in 17O1 with his father to 
New Preston, Connecticut, lie left a diary 
which shows that he served as a servant to 
his fatlier in the colonial wars. His discharge 
shows that he served for three years in his 
faihir's CKUipaii). May 9, 175''. he assisted in 
furwardiiii,'' stores fri>m Connecticut to tireen- 
bush, opposite .\lbany, .New York, h'rom the 
memoranda left by Mr. Whittlesey we tind that 
the "spirit of the times'" and the "safety of 
the people" jirednminated above all else in his 
mind, and after placing; his farm in jicrlcct 
working order, he devoted iiis alteiition tn the 
revolution. In 177^) he was a private in Cap- 
tain Tibbetts' company, August 18 to Septem- 
ber 14. 177'). at New York, in Captain John 
Ilinman's i. pn'|i;iiiy ; ( )ctobiT 28, he marcheil 

Stanif'>ri!. ( ■ niiiccticut. in L'aptaiii Moselcy's 

uipany. Xnvciuber '>, the re:,'imeiit was at 

I l'>rse Neck; Xovember 12, marched to Rye: 

'■ cember 2. was at Saw Pitts, under General 

A 1 Mister. March 21, 1777, he was commis- 

■ned ensign hy Jonathan Trumbull, and 
served in the regiment of Lieutenant-Colonel 
N. Parsons, lie recruited the (|uota of men 
for New Preston and collected and forwarded 
supplies and ammunition. After the revolution 
he was a justice of the peace, and was re- 
'I'cted to the Connecticut legislature for sev- 

teen consecutive sessions, and was also a 
member of the cotnmittee of safety. He was 
chosen deacon of the church in 1788, but de- 
clined to act. He was chosen and made a 
member of the convention to ratify the Con- 
stitution of the United States, and gave his 
vote, January _v i"88. 

He iTiarried. Novetnber 14, 1765, Mary, bom 
August 24. 1745. at New Preston, died Sep- 
tei^ber 30. 1802. daughter of Matthew and 
Hannah Beale. Her father. Matthew Beale, 
was born .Xjiril 13. 17 19. He inarried (first) 
March 17. 1738, at New Preston, Hannah 
Cogswell, and removed to Salisbury in 1792. 
He tnarried (second) Hannah Sweezey. Sep- 
tember I. 1777. and removed to Long Island. 
His father. George Beale. was born in Eng- 
land, 1675, died 17^10. He came to America 
with his son Matthew when the latter was 
eleven vears old. Hannah Cogswell was the 
daughter of Edward and Hannah (Brown) 
Cogswell, born at Ipswich. .\|iril 13. 1710. died 
in 1776. of dumb ague. Her father. Edward. 


dren : Matthew 
January 11. i-' 
Chester. " 
teml>er 2: 
phalet, >' 
1781 ; El. 
(\) .\l. 
tiesey, was bom ai 
176^1. He practiced ' 
cut. ' ' 

att' I... 

sitions with 11 1 
was first presi. 
tion. Me was a man of 
skill in his profession, an'! 
manners and princi- ' 
He married f tirst ) ! 
13, 1772, died .May 7. 
ter of Ebenezer Russell an 
White. He married (sc 
1824. Mrs. Caroline H<1 
March 25. 1773, widow ■ 
and Betsey ( Brownell ) 
Beale Whittlesey died Oct 
dren : William .Augustus. 


A. M. 

7. Chil- 
t. 1796: 

Eliza, .April 16, 1798; John. 1 i.l.:iiary 16, 1800; 
Oliver, March 31, 1803: Marv Anna. Febniary 
9, 1805; Amelia (tw: ' ... . i ,!;j 

(twin) ; Ebenezer R 

(\'I) Eljenezer 1\ jw 

Beale Whittlesey, was bom at Danbury, Jan- 
uary 30, 181 5. When fifteen ve?re of n^e he 
went to New York, where 1 n- 

ticeship to a jeweler, an! !e 

for ten years. He then v d, 

and became interested i' -'g 

and the milk business. In • -e- 

tumed to Danbury and assuiiicvl charge ui his 
father's farm. He alsn Hid business as a con- 
tractor and as - ' ' • ' ' xn. He 
was associated !1 under 

the firm name . Tliey 

built a portion of the Fourth a\ in 

New York City, and St. Jan. in 

Danbury. In the early seventies .M:. \\ Imtle- 
sey retired from active business, and devoted 

his time to tbr -- • ''^ •— " He 

was at one ti- t- 

man and a mi i cs. 

He was a memUi oi the i..'n^rt)4.iti.>nal 
church and with "fher* nrtr^ini/ed the Second 

C- 'to 

tli( I>- 

erii.;> .,..., :• ■■■ ty- 

six vears. He was a man of integrity and 
sound iudgment. He died October 6, 1892. 



He married, at Newtown, Long Island, Febru- 
ary 19, 1840, Ann Eliza, born January 16, 1822, 
at Cairo, Greene county, Xew York, daughter 
of Jacob and Permelia (Carmen) White. Her 
mother, Permelia (Carmen) White, was the 
daughter of George Washington and Betsey 
( Buckbee) Carmen, of Westchester, New 
York. On her father's side she was a direct 
descendant of Peregrine White, of Plymouth. 
Children : Frank, born January 20, 1841 ; Mat- 
thew Beale, November 2, 1842; John Jacob, 
November 12, 1844 ; Mary, December 23, 
1846; William Augustus, February 21, 1849; 
Elmira Carmen, August 9, 1851 : Frank Rus- 
sell, August 28, 1858 ; Charles White, June 30, 
1861 ; Granville, mentioned below. 

(VII) Granville, son of Ebenezer Russell 
Whittlesey, was born at Danbury, July 11, 
1864. He studied law with Brewster, Tweedy 
& Scott, and was admitted to the bar in Febru- 
ary, 1889. He remained w-ith this firm until 

1892, when he was made clerk of the city court. 
He served in the latter capacity until March, 

1893, when he became a member of the firm of 
Tweedy, Scott & Whittlesey. He is a member 
of the Sons of the American Revolution, of 
the New England Society, New York, and of 
the Congregational church. Danbury. In poli- 
tics he is a Republican. He married, January 
19, 1903, Julia Delliker, born September 29, 
1876, daughter of Ebenezer and Julia (Del- 
liker) Hill. Children: Granville, born in 
Danbury, December 5, 1903 ; Julian Hill, 
Greenwich, October, 1905. 

William Beardsley, the 
BEARDSLEY immigrant ancestor, was 

born in England in 1605. 
He came to this country in 1635 in the ship 
"Planter" with his wife Mary, aged twenty- 
six, children Mary, aged four, John, aged two, 
and Joseph, aged six months. According to 
the family tradition, he was a native of Strat- 
ford-on-Avon, the home of Shakespeare, and 
it is believed that he gave the name of Strat- 
ford to the settlement in which he made his 
home, now Stratford, Connecticut. One of his 
descendants who settled in western New York 
named the town in which he located Avon in 
honor of the Beardsley who came with Rev. 
Adam Blakeman from St. Albans, England, 
and settled first at Hadley, Massachusetts. In 
1638 he removed to Hartford, Connecticut, and 
in the following spring to Stratford, of which 
he was one of the first settlers. He was deputy 
to the General Court seven years. He was a 
mason by trade. His will was dated September 
28, 1660, and proved July 6, 1661. His inven- 
tory, dated February 13, 1660-01, amounted to 
three hundred and thirty-three pounds fifteen 

shillings eight pence. He died at the age of 
fifty-si.x years, leaving several young children. 
Children : i. Mary, born 163 1 ; married Thom- 
as Wells. 2. John, born 1632; captain; died 
November 19, 1718. 3. Joseph, born 1634; 
mentioned below. 4. Samuel, born 1638 ; had 
land in what is now Bridgeport. 5. Sarah, born 
1640 : married, June 8, 1668, Obadiah Dickin- 
son. 6. Hannah, born 1642; married Nathan- 
iel Dickinson. 7. Daniel, born 1644 : died 1730. 
8. Thomas, mentioned by Savage. 

(II) Joseph, son of William Beardsley, was 
born in 1634. He inherited half the estate of 
his father, on condition that he should lead 
a seafaring life and care for his mother. He 
fulfilled the conditions. He was living in 
Brookhaven, Long Island, when, July 31, 1684, 
he exchanged his property in Stratford for the 
property of Andrew Gibb at Brookhaven. 
Later he returned to Stratford, however, and 
died there in 1712, aged seventy-seven years. 
His inventory was dated May 29, 17 12, and 
amounted to seven hundred and eighty-two 
pounds six pence. He married Abigail Day- 
ton. Children: i. Joseph, born June 16, 1666. 
2. John, born November 4, 1668. 3. Hannah, 
born April 30, 1671 : married Thomas Har- 
vey. 4. Elizabeth, married Edmund Pulford. 

5. Thomas, married Sarah Deming. 6. Eph- 
raim, married Mehitable Osborne. 7. Jona- 
than. 8. Josiah, mentioned below. 

(III) Josiah, son of Joseph Beardsley, was 
born in Stratford or Brookhaven about 1685- 
90. He married, November 4, 1712, at Strat- 
ford, Mary Whittemore, probaljly daugliter of 
Samuel. Children: i. Kate, born Alarch 23, 
1714. 2. Hannah, born February i, 1715. 3. 
Josiah, born December 31, 1716. 4. Samuel, 
born June 30, 1719; mentioned below. 5. 
Israel, born March 13, 1721. 6. Benjamin, 
born July 12, 1723, died 1726. 7. Isaac Jud- 
son, born October, 1725. 8. Benjamin, born 
February 28, 1727-28. 9. Jonathan, ba])tized 
August, 1734; settled at Newtown. 

(IV) Samuel, son of Josiah Beardsley, was 
born in Stratford, June 30, 1719. He married 
(first) Ann, daughter of Samuel and Mary 
French; (second) Thankful Doolittle. Sam- 
uel Beardsley was in Lieutenant Colonel Jona- 
than Duncan's regiment at Peekskill in 1777, a 
captain in rank; also captain in Colonel Sam- 
uel Whiting's regiment in 1777. Children : i. 
Catherine, born July, 1742. 2. Josiah, born 
February 6, 1750. 3. Daniel, born July, 17,^2; 
married .\nn Hawley. 4. .\nna, married Eli 
Smith. 5. Sarah, baptized August 13, 1758. 

6. Joseph, baptized, August 13, 1758. 7. Sam- 
uel, born May 14, 1760. 8. Eliot, bantized 
August 29, 1762; mentioned below, q. Sarah, 
baptized August 29, 1762. 10. Hall, born 



i-f>7. n. L.itlicrine, born March 2, 1770; 
married Stephen IJeardslcy, uf Truniljiill. Con- 

(\') Eliot, son of Samuel Itearclsley, was 
horn in Stratford in 1762, and was baptized 
there with his twin sister, Sarah, Au].^ust jq, 
\~(>2. He settled at Southbury, Connecticut, 
,md many of his descendants have lived at 
W insled and vicinity. In 1790 he was livin;; 
.it lluntinf.;ton, L'onnecticut, and had one fe- 
male in iiis family. He married, April 20, 
178X, Hannah Heach, who died June 10, 1799. 
He married (second), October i(\ 1800, .Abi- 
gail Patterson, widow. Children: i. .-\bi).;ail, 
born ,nt 1 luntinjjton, .April 25. 1792. 2. Han- 
nah, born .May 17, 179S. 3. ICliot, born De- 
cember 26, 1 80 1. Perhaps others. 

(VI) Eliot (2), son of Eliot (l) Beardsley, 
born December 26. 1801, at Huiitin{;ton. He 
marrii'd Delia Rockwell. They lived at Win- 
chester. Connecticut. 

(\ 111 Edward Rockwell, son of Eliot (2) 
I'.cardslcy, was born at W'insted, Comiecticut, 
January 10, 1839. He was educated in the 
public schools and Vale Colle-je, where he 
irraduatcd in 1859. He was treasurer of the 
I'.eardsley Scythe Company from 1S59 to 1S74. 
I'roni 1S74 to 1S77 he conducted a private 
banking business in W'insted, and in 1877 be- 
came secretary and treasurer of the Central 
\ew England ami Western railroad, which po- 
sition he occupied for twenty-nine years until 
his death, .May 19, hjo^l He removed from 
Winsted to Hartford in 1881, and passed the 
remainder of his life in that city. In religion 
he was a Congregatiopalist, in politics a 
staunch Rejiublican. He was a member of 
the .\syluni Avenue Congregational Church of 
Hartford: secretary and treasurer nf the 
Pcnrdsk-y Library of Winsted: and a director 
of The Empire Knife Company of Winsted. 

He married, January 10, 1867, Emma .•\<le- 
laide. born January 30. 1840 ( see Lyman and 
Wetmore families). I'aiigliter of Thomas Wat- 
son. She is living at Hartford. Connecticut. 
Children: 1. Elliot Gay, lK)rn June 4. iSTiS. 2. 
Edward Wat.son, born June 4. i8f>8, ntentioned 
below. 3. Eaith. died in infancy. 4. Grace 
Rockwell, born at Winsted, April 5, 1876. 

(XIIIi Fdwanl Watson, son of I-'dward 
Rockwell Peardsley, was born in Winsted, 
June 4, 1868, and attended the public schools 
there. He went with the family to Hartford 
in 1 88 1 and there attended the public schools, 
taking a two years' in the Hartford 
iniblic high scliool. In December. 1885. he 
entered the employ of the D. H. nuell Jewelry 
Company, resigning that position. Jidy. iSS/t, 
to become a clerk in the office of the Phoenix 
Fire Insurance Company, where he continue' ! 

until .March, ■cd 

local agent 01 'so 

representing \ .. com- 

panies. He !• isurance 

business in hi- 1 I, 1^99, 

and then entered a |>.kru)cr.>!iip vvith General 
1-. .\. Dickinson and C. I. Heardsley. under 
the firm nan ■ • ■ 1. , • ^ 

l'.eard>l(y in i nce 

tieiicral Dicki: , /H, 

the firm name has been . iieards- 

ley. They arc the l^x-n! ' •• Aetna 

Fire Insurance C' the 

Phoenix I'ire Insur rd, 

the Home Insurani rk, 

and the .Alliance li da- 

delphia. .Mr. lieard I in 

business and is well knuwn liiruUKliutit the 
coimtry as an able, progressive and enterpris- 
ing imdcrwriter. He w " it of the 
Comiecticut .As.sociation c Insur- 
ance Agents in 1902 an' - at pres- 
ent ( 1909) the president nal Asso- 
ciation of Local Fire In- !its. He 
was vicc-f)resident of the ll.uiii.;.! I'.oard of 
Fire L'nderw riters in 1899. and re-elected for 
a second term in 1900. He is an active and 
prominent Republican. He was fire commis- 
sioner of the city of Hartford 1902-05, and 
has been for several years clerk of the west 
middle school district of Hartford. He is a 
member of the Republican Club of Hartford. 
He is a member of the .Asylum .Avenue Con- 
gregational Church of Hartford. He belongs 
also to the Hartford Golf Club; the Connecti- 
cut Society, .'^ons of the American Revolution ; 
the Pi. H. Webb Council, Royal .Arcanum, and 
St. John's Liidge of Free M,Ti<-in« He niar- 

ried. October 15. 1889. I. n-.on, l)orn 

September 28. i8fi9. Tb -hild. Ar- 

line Johnson, bom July . ., ,,, 

(The Lyman Line). 

H) .Alfred the Great, King of England, 
married Ethelbirth, dauglUer of Earl Ethel- 
ran; their .son — 

(ID Edward the Elder was King of Eng- 

I HI) Edgina. daughter of Edward, married 
Henry <le X'erandois. 

f IV ) Hubert fourth was Count de Vcrman- 

i\') .Adela. daughter of Hubert, married 
Hugh Magnus, fifth Count de Vcnnandojs, 
and son of Henry I.. King of France. 

(\'n Isabel, daughter of Hugh, married 
Robert, Earl of Millent and Leicester. 

{\'\\^ Robert was second Earl of Leicester. 

(\Tin Robert, his s.-)n. was third Earl of 

I cii-istcr 



(IX) Margaret, daughter of Robert, mar- 
ried Saier de Quincy. 

(X) Roger was the Earl of Winchester. 

(XI) EHzabeth, daughter of Roger, married 
Alexander Comyn. 

(XII) Agnes, daughter of Alexander, mar- 
ried Gilbert de Umfreville, called the famous 
baron, the flower and keeper of the northern 
parts of England. 

(XIII) Gilbert de Umfreville was an in- 
fant at the time of his father's death and was 
made a ward of Simon de Mountford, Earl of 
Leicester. He was the Earl of Angus, having 
married Matilda, Countess of Angus, a lineal 
descendant of R^alcolm III., King of Scotland, 
three of whose sons succeeded to the throne. 
Gilbert died in 1307. 

(XIV) Robert de Umfreville, second son of 
Gilbert, had livery of his lands. He was one 
of the governors of Scotland and was a mem- 
ber of parliament under Edward II., until the 
eighteenth year of his reign, when he died. 
He was the second Earl of Angus. 

(XV) Sir Thomas de Umfreville, son of 
Robert, was heir to his half-brother. Gilbert, 
and lived at Harbottle. He married Joan, 
daughter of Lord Rodam. 

(XVI) Sir Thomas de Umfreville was sec- 
ond son of Sir Thomas (i) and heir to his 
brother, Sir Robert, and was living in the time 
of Henry IV., at Kyme. Children: i. Gilbert, 
a famous soldier in the French wars in the 
time of Henry IV. and V., and was slain with 
Thokas, Duke of Clarence and others. 2. Jo- 
anna, mentioned below. 

(XVII) Joanna, daughter of Sir Thomas de 
Umfreville, married Sir William Lambert, son 
of Alan 'Lambert. 

(XVIII) Robert Lambert, of Owlton, was 
his son. 

(XIX) Henry Lambert, Esquire, of Ongar, 
county Essex, was living in the twenty-fifth 
year of the reign of Henry VI. 

(XX) Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Lam- 
bert, married Thomas Lyman of Navistoke. 

(XXI) Henry Lyman, of Navistoke. was his 

(XXII) John, son of Henry Lyman, lived 
in High Ongar. 

(XXIII) Henry, son of John Lyman, lived 

in High Ongar. He married Elizabeth , 

and had nine children. 

(XXIV) Richard, third child of Henry Ly- 
man, was born at High Ongar, county Essex, 
England, and baptized October 30, 1580. In 
1629 he sold to John Gower lands and orchards 
and a garden in Norton Mandeville, in the par- 
ish of Ongar, and in August, 163 1, embarked 
with his wife and five children in the ship 
"Lion." William Pierce, master, for New Eng- 

land. In the ship, which sailed from Bristol, 
were Martha Winthrop, third wife of Govern- 
or Winthrop, the governor's eldest son and 
his family, and also Eliot, the Indian apostle. 
They landed at Boston, and Richard Lyman 
settled first in Charlestown, and with his wife 
united with the church of which Eliot was 
pastor. He was admitted a freeman, June 11, 
1635, and in October of the same year, join- 
ing a party of about a hundred persons, went 
to Connecticut, and became one of the first 
settlers of Hartford. The journey was beset 
by many dangers, and he lost many of his 
cattle on the way. He was one of the original 
proprietors of Hartford in 1636. receiving 
thirty parts of the purchase from the Indians. 
His house was on the south side of what is 
now Buckingham street, the fifth lot from 
Main street, west of the South Church, and 
bounded apparently by Wadsworth street 
either on the east or west. His will was dated 
April 22, 1640, and proved January 27, 1642, 
together with that of his wife, who died soon 
after he died. He died in 1640. His name is 
inscribed on a stone column in the rear of the 
Centre Church of Hartford, erected in mem- 
ory of the first settlers of the city. He mar- 
ried Sarah, daughter of Roger Osborne, of 
Halstead, in Kent, England. Children: i. 
William, buried at High Ongar, August 28, 
1615. 2. Phillis, baptized, September 12, 161 1 ; 
came to New England and married William 
Hills, of Hartford ; became deaf. 3. Richard, 
baptized July 18, 1613; died young. 4. Wil- 
liam, baptized, September 8, 1616: died No- 
vember, 1616. 5. Richard, baptized February 
24, 1617; mentioned below. 6. Sarah, bap- 
tized February 6, 1620. 7. Anne, baptized, 
April 12, 1621 ; died young. 8. John, baptized, 
1623; came to New England; m"arried Dorcas 
Plumb ; died, August 20, 1690. 9. Robert, born 
September, 1629: married Hepzibah Bascom. 
(XXV) Richard (2), son of Richard (i) 
Lyman, was baptized at High Ongar, Febru- 
ary 24, 1617. He and his two brothers, John 
and Robert, were taxed in 1653 in Hartford 
for a rate assessed to build a mill. They prob- 
ably removed the same year to Northampton, 
where in December, 1655. Richard was chosen 
one of the selectmen. He sold his father's 
homestead in Hartford in 1660. He married 
there Hepsibah. daughter of Thomas Ford, of 
Windsor. She married (second) John Marsh, 
of Hadley. Richard Lyman died June 3. 1662. 
Children : i. Hepsibah, married November 6, 
1662, Joseph Dewey. 2. Sarah, married, 1666, 
John Marsh. 3. Richard, married Elizabeth 
Coles. 4. Thomas, mentioned below. 5. Eliza, 
married, August 20, 1672, Joshua Pomeroy. 
6. John, settled in Hadley. 7. Joanna, born 


i(j5.s. 8. Hannali, twrii nxio; iii;irrif<i. June 
20, i')77. Job Pomeroy. 

(XX\'Il Ensign Tliomas, son of Kichanl 
j) Lyman, was born in Windsor, Connccti- 
. lit, in 1647, and died July 15, 1725, aged 
seventy-five years. He removed to Northamp- 
ton in 1636. and in 17(18-09 to Durham. Con- 
necticut. His wile Ruth and part of tlie cliil- 
dren came to Durliam with him. Me was one 
of the early settlers tliere, one of the first 
deacons of the church and represented the 
town several sessions in the ijcneral assembly. 
Both he ami his wife renewed their covenant 
with the church at the settlement of Rev. 
N'athanicl Chauncey, December _^o, 17 10. 
They were dismissed by letter from N'orthamp- 

11 church under date of Jannnry :>'\ 1710-1 1. 
i U' was ensij;n of the militai He 

irried. in 1^78. Ruth. wid. iv '..iker 

:i<l daughter of William H'ui.i; -n,- had 

\ children by her tirst husband. t"hildren of 
1 homas and Ruth Lyman: i. Thoma.";. liorn 
1078. 2. Mindwell, born 1680: married John 
Harris. 3. Ebenezer. born iCiS2: mentioned 
below. 4. Elizabeth, Iwrn about 1^)84. 3. 
Noah, born \(>^>: died 1728. 6. Enoch, born 
January 18. i'k;)!. 

( XXV'H ) Deacon Ebenezer, son of Ensign 
I iiomas Lyman, was born in Northampton in 
I '"82. and died in 1762. at the age of eighty. 
He removed to Durham, Connecticut, after his 
father and settled near the north Ixmndary on 
the west road, or Cooked I^mc. about 1719. He 
bought land in 1737 over the line in Middle- 
field with his brother Noah, and in 1740 re- 
Mioved to Tiirrington. He and his son Eben- 
■■er were original members of the church. Oc- 

tier 21, 1 74 1, and he was elected deacon Jan- 
uary I. 1742. He was representative from 
Durham in the general assembly in 1737. He 
married. January 2, 1706, Experience Pom- 
eroy. Children: i. Moses. 2. Experience, 
lx)rn .\pril 17, 1708. at Northampton. 3. Eben- 
ezer. born Se|itember 20. 1700; mentioned be- 
low. 4. Stephen, born August 14, 171 1. 3. 
Fxpcrience. born December 23. 1712. 6. Mind- 
ell, horn July 13. 1714. baptized at Durham; 
Married. October 29. 1741. Jacob Strong. 7. 
John, born 1717: died 1763. 8. Hannah, bap- 
tized June 30. 1723; died February 19. 1771 ; 
married .\sahel Strong. 

(XWlin Ebenezer (2). son of Ebenezer 
I I) Lyman, was borni n Nrthhampton. Sep- 
tember 20, 1709. He removed to Durham with 
his parents about 1709. He was the first settler 
in Torrington. Connecticut (1737), whither he 
went with his "young family of three pers<->ns," 
He owned a large tract on what was later 
called I.vman P.rook. and his house was used 
fur t,'arriv,in purpn^e^ during Indian troubles. 

He .,- 

N.' ,h 

— . •! 

1810; m.i r. 

bom Ntai .1 

in N'ermont. .i. ^,.l:,l!l, \»r.i, 1; 

aged ninctv-two years: married .•3, 

,.,,. , . ,> ;.. ,_ 

4- I 'h. 

ma' .-I 

Nathaniel Haydcn. 7. .Mary, marne<i 
Tuttle and lived at Windsor. 

(Hie VVetmore Line). 

The W- ■■ ■■■•"•i- -• -^ - •" -he 

.same as \' . d 

in the 1 ■ 


(I) Thomas VVetmore. 
cestor, \\a ' ■ -, ■ - , 

counties i- 

dition. 1 : g 

from Hristol, and settled m \\v 1- 

necticut. where in i^<;?o-;o I- d 

owner. He r> 

ward, and in i '•> 

of Massabeseclx. «.i.. u is 

the town of Middletown. 1 - 

her 23, 1633. Hcwasadni <> 

20, 1632. and must have tlim ' <r 

of the orthndox church .iiiil ■■•t 

two huni ■ • • ■ ,,. 

town in t i le 

died Dec. _ 

will was dated July 20. nw^i Ht 

(first) Sarah. (!nTich*<-r m' t^-hv 

(Willicke) H.tI' 

December 7. 

ond ). Januarx 

daiiglitiT <it 1\ 

Atkinson. Sl:> 

married (third) K.r isoUirds, 

widow, whrt (lied ' 1" 'he 

pr-' ''It: 

cb:' -: 

Jolii,. ,v 

23 : Ben 

siah, 13 

31 : Hannali. 

.•\bicnil 1: H 

fir-' • ' 

S«' ■ 

l(^i^ ■ ■■' 

1640: married John Stowe. 4. Sandi. liaplized 
.\pril 20. :^-i ■ d-H t'>«3 Rom at Middle- 
town: ; October 19. 1632; 
married ' ^' Hannah, bom 

Fehruar ' '• -" <>,,-om- 

ber to. 'h. 

bom Ma- '^o- 



veniber 2, 1659 ; married ]\Iargaret Stowe. 10. 
Xathaniel, born April 21, 1661 ; married Dor- 
cas Allen, widow. 11. Joseph, born March 5, 
1662: married Lydia Bacon. 12. Sarah, born 
November 27, 1664. Children of the second 
wife: 13. Josiah, born March 29, 1667. 14. 
Mehitable, born June i, 1669. Children of 
the third wife: 15. Benjamin, born November 
2"], 1674. 16. Abigail, born November 6, 1678. 
17. Hannah, born January 4, 1680. 

(II) Samuel, son of Thomas Wetmore, was 
born September 10, 1656, and died April 12, 
1746. He removed to the Middlefield Society 
in 1700, and was one of the first settlers there. 
He married, December 13, 1687, Mary, born 
April 7, 1664, died May 24, 1709, daughter of 
Nathaniel and Ann Bacon. Her father was a 
native of England, and his family lived in 
Stratton, county Rutland, England. Children : 
I. Mehitable, born November 14, 1689. 2. 
Samuel, born ]March 13, 1692; mentioned be- 
low. 3. Mary, born June 29, 1694. 4. Benja- 
min, born Alay 17, 1696. 5. Thomas, Ijorn Au- 
gust 26, 1698. 6. Daniel, born ]\Iay 9, 1703. 
7. Beriah, born January 22, 1706-07. 8. 
Jabez, born May 14, 1709. 

(III) Samuel, son of Samuel Wetmore, was 
born in Middletown, Connecticut, March 13, 
1692, and died December 30, 1773. He was a 
member of Middlefield Society and removed 
with his family to Winchester, Connecticut, on 
election day, 1771, where he purchased land. 
He was the first person interred in the old 
Winchester burying ground. His farm in 
Winchester remained in the famil}' for many 
generations. He married, June 21, 1722, Han- 
nah Hubbard, born July 21, 1700, died June 
4, 1794. Children, born in Middletown: i. 
Deacon Samuel, born December 24, 1723 ; died 
September 22, 1804. 2. Hannah, born Decem- 
ber 18, 1725. 3. John, born October 27, 1727. 
4. Rev. Noah, born April 16, 1730; died March 
9, 1796. 5. Mehitable, born August 5, 1732; 
died 1816. 6. Sarah, born March 31, 1734; 
died 1803. 7. Lois, born March 6, 1736. 8. 
Toel, born March 9, 1738: mentioned below. 
9. Milicent, born September 15. 1739. 10. 
Maru, born July 23, 1741. 

(IV) Joei, son of Samuel Wetmore, was 
born in Middletown, March 7 or 9, 1738, and 
died in Torrington, in February, 1814, aged 
seventy-five. He resided in Torrington, Con- 
necticut, and married, and his wife owned the 
covenant in the church there, March 10, 1765. 
He married, November 23. 1763, Sarah, 
daughter of Deacon Ebenezer Lyman, of Tor- 
rington (see Lyman family). She died in 
1832, aged ninety-two years. Children: i. 
Olive, born March 10, 1765 ; died November, 
1848. 2. Ebenezer Lyman, born 1766. 3. 

John I'omeroy, born June 15, 1770; died Au- 
gust 22, 1853. 4. ]\Ielicent, born January 10, 
1772; mentioned below. 5. Sarah, married 
Giles Whiting. 

(V) Melicent, daughter of Joel Wetmore, 
was born in Torrington, January 10, 1772, and 
died September 19, 1848. She married, Jan- 
uary I, 1797, Captain Thomas, born in New 
Hartford, October 15, 1763, died January 23, 
1850, son of Levi and Abigail (Ensign) Wat- 
son. Children: i. Roman, born September 27, 
1797; died unmarried, February 12, 1848. 2. 
Thomas, born February 5, 1800; married, No- 
vember 10, 1829, Emeline, born August 3, 
1807, daughter of Elizur and Amanda (Steele) 
Curtis ; children, born in New Hartford : i. 
Caroline Amanda, born October 7, 1831 ; ii. 
Charlotte Ellen, born January 8, 1835 ; iii. 
Emma Adelaide, born January 30, 1840, mar- 
ried Edward R. Beardslev (see Beardslev fam- 

(Ill) Thomas, third son 
BEARDSLEY of Joseph Beardsley (q. 
v.), married Sarah Dem- 
ing, July 18, 1707, and removed to Ripton, 
now Huntington, in 1729, where he died in 
1773. His chil'h-en were: Israel, December 
3, 1708, mentioned below ; Sarah, March 24, 
1709-10: Hannah, May 26, 1715 : Elizabeth, 
October 26, 1716; Esther, married Benjamin 
DeForest; Thomas and Henry (twins). Alay 
19, 1720, both died young; Thankful, July 8, 

(IV) Israel, son of Thomas Beardsley, was 
born December 3, 1708. He married Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Samuel Blagge, May 30, 
1730. They removed to Newtown, Connecti- 
cut, before 1761, where he died in 1791. Chil- 
dren : Samuel Blagge, bom January, 1731-32; 
Israel, September 30, 1733; Elisha, August 17, 
1735, mentioned below; Urania, baptized April 
9, 1738; Lemuel, June, 1740: Abel, April, 
1743 ; Jared, 1744 ; Katharine, February, r753 ; 
Price, May 19, 1761, in Newtown. 

(V) Elisha, son of Israel Beardsley, was 
born August 17, 1735. died in Monroe, April 
6. 1824. He married ?\'ehetahel. daughter of 
Ebenezer and Abigail Hurd. He was a farmer 
by occupation ; a large landholder ; a communi- 
cant in the Episcopal church, vestryman and 
clerk, 1768-1812, and warden from 1812 until 
his death. Children : Abbe Betsey, baptized 
August 5, 1770: Ebenezer, baptized April 26, 
1772: Elisha Hubbard, baptized December 5, 
1773; Ezra Abel, baptized January 14, 1776; 
Elihu, baptized September 7, 1777, mentioned 
below; Agur, baptized August, 1779; Roswell, 
born in 1782. 

(\'I) Elihu, son of Elisha Beardsley, was 


L«'t ^^UY , 

^cc^ ^ I f'fj^ 


it W'l-ston. 
While a 
the district 
I le went u> the Epis- 

Ijiirii ill .\i:i\, 1777; liaiiti/cl ><|itcnilK.T 7. 
1777, (iiid l'ul)riiary Hj, 1844. He iiiarrii<l 
(first) rriscilia, <lau),'htcr of Deacon Deo«latiis 
SiMiiiian, of Munrue; she was l)orn in 1778, 
died Septeinhcr 9, 1803, aged twcntv-fivc. He 
married (second) .September I, 1805, Ruth, 
daiitrhter of \\ iliiam Kd wards, wlio was lK)rn 
Septenil>er 10, 1781, died March 30, iST^. 
Children of second wife: ['riscilla ; IC1h:ii K<I- 
wards ; Agur; Ambrose; Sylvia, married Lu- 
cius 1!. lUirroiighs; Rufus, died September 21, 

(VII) Rev. Ebcn Edwards Bcardsley, D.D., 
LL.D.. son of Elihu Ueardsley. was 1»orn at 
what is now the town of Monroe, I-'airfield 
county. Connecticut, formerly the towti of 
New Stratford. January 8, 1808. His boy- 
hood was spent largely on his father's farm and 
in the district schools. .\t the at;c of sixteen 
he was sent to the StapK 
where he began his da^ 
Student he taught a feu 
schools of the vicinity. 

copal Academy at Norwalk to prepare for col- 
lege under Rev. Reuben Sherwoinl, then rec- 
tor of ."^t. Paul's Cluirch at Xorwalk, when 
Rev. Allen I.. Morgan was head master of the 
academy. 1 le eiucreil Trinity College in |8.'S, 
and took the academic course of four years. 
He was csi)ecially fond of literature, and he 
took a place of honor at graduation. AlK)ut 
the same time lie received pay for a maga- 
zine story that had laen accepted, and this 
money, he often said, seemed the best to him 
of any that he ever earned or received. He 
taught school for one year in Hartford, and 
for two years was a tutor in Trinity CollcBe. 
pursuing at the same time the studv of tlieol- 
Ogy by liitr.- ' ' ' < - < < < 1 > 

from till- ci'!' 

deacon by !'■ . . , ,, . 

and immediately placed in charge of St. Peter's 
Church at Cheshire. Connecticut. In 1838 he 
was called to the position of principal of the 
Academy at Cheshire, and he continued also 
as rector of the church there. Cnder bis man- 
agement the school iirosjierccl. He was anx- 
ious to have a new church built, and offered to 
gpvc his services without salary, if the under- 
taking were accomplished within a given time. 
The church was built. Soon afterward he re- 
M:,'ned as rector to give his iimlivided attention 
;.i the schc^M : but in 1844 the parish again had 
need of him. and he relinquished the academy 
for the church, and became rector once more. 
He continued his gotxl work in this field of 
labor from 1S35 to 1848. He then came to 
New Haven, as the first rector of the Third 
Parish. St. Tlioma-'s Church. This church was 
organized by men of modest means, and had a 

.\ ! 





Dr. IUMrils|p\ was a Inivtrc of Tri 

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Wll.,,,:,^ ,. 

Sch.M.l at ("In 
always alive I"' 
from its aiinivei>.ii ' 
largest sense of r!--.' 
tion of any of •' 
degree of D.l > 
and it was well .. 
unexpected. He w: 
the fw.-Titv-fiftli nr- 

of r 


by year ^'ew in iiillucnce and i' 

kinds of office* rnn}f \n hirn 

cause of •" 

strong r:i 

sixth de. 

to the pr' 

works, i : 

history, and i- 

historv of hi- 

hi>r ' 


his own chufi 

"History of ti- 

cut," his first 

was printe<l if 

l>ook was a bi' 

research, anii 

seeking the ">r:. 






• '». 




with living witnesses to the facts of which he 
was writing. In later years he took a unique 
place as adviser and counsellor in the church. 
He was a constant and productive worker, tak- 
ing few and brief vacations. He went abroad 
in 1870, and was welcomed heartily in Eng- 
land and Scotland ; his history had made him 
known across the sea, and he formed many 
new friendships there. In 1868 he was a mem- 
ber of the general convention of the Protestant 
Episcopal church, composed of the house of 
bishops and the house of clerical and lay depu- 
ties, four from each diocese. He sat in eight 
conventions, and presided over the lower 
house in 1880 and 1883. He always served 
on the most important committees, and exerted 
a potent influence in the deliberations of the 
conventions, though he was not given to fre- 
quent speaking. He undertook the writing 
of a biography of Dr. Samuel Johnson, com- 
monly known as the Father of the Episcopal 
Church in Connecticut, and also the first presi- 
dent of Columbia College. He spent three 
arduous years in the preparation of this work, 
which was published in 1873. Dr. Johnson, it 
may be said, was the first in Connecticut to 
teach the Copernican theory of astronomy, 
when Yale College and the Pope at Rome still 
agreed that the sun went around the earth. 
Dr. Beardsley's Life of Bishop Seabury was 
finished in 1880, and in the same year he at- 
tended the provincial synod of the Church of 
England, at Montreal, as representative of the 
American Episcopal church. 

He loved his work, his church, and the ser- 
vices of the church, and often attended divine 
services in other churches. He was rarely dis- 
abled by sickness, and enjoyed uniformly good 
health all his life. The first Sunday of August. 
1890, was the first time in forty years, unless 
out of the country, when he failed to be pres- 
ent on the first Sunday of the month to admin- 
ister communion. A collection of his historical 
papers and addresses at various anniversaries 
was made at the request of his friends, and 
published under the title of "Addresses and 
Discourses." In 1884 he was one of a deputa- 
tion from Connecticut to Scotland and the 
Scotch Episcopal church to commemorate the 
consecration of Bishop Seabury, of Connecti- 
cut, at Aberdeen, and to renew and strengthen 
the bond between the two Episcopal chm-ches. 
He had many friends in Scotland then to wel- 
come him. He was interested in the new 
diocesan school called St. Margaret's for girls, 
established in Waterbury in 1875, and in the 
raising of the diocesan fund for the support 
of the bishop to one hundred thousand dollars, 
bringing much relief to the churches and par- 
ishes and improving the financial condition of 

the diocese. Friendship with Philip Marett, to 
whom New Haven owes in great measure its 
public library, led to placing Dr. Beardsley in 
a position of great trust and responsibility in 
the disposition of his estate at the death of his 
daughter, Mrs. Gififord. Many worthy insti- 
tutions were benefitted. Dr. Beardsley was 
the one man above all others in whom I3ishop 
Williams trusted, and on whom he leaned in 
later years. 

"Dr. Beardsley was a remarkably wise man ; 
shrewd in good sense, able to look at things in 
a quiet, judicial way, to see the probable 
course of things and the end from the begin- 
ning. It was New England wisdom of a good 
kind. He had his own way of judging men, 
and he felt strongly on many questions ; but 
he measured men quite accurately, and made 
not many mistakes. He knew well the Con- 
necticut parishes, and was in full sympathy 
with them in their desire to keep in the old 
paths. He knew how the people in the parishes 
felt, what traditions were behind them, what 
feelings and motives and desires appealed to 
them and were likely to influence them. Of 
course Dr. Beardsley was a conservative, a 
man not given to change, distrusting a good 
many new methods and ideas in the religious 
world. He trusted to the ministry of the Word 
and Sacraments, to the preaching of the Gos- 
pel, to ordinary parochial ministration, to 
build up the church." 

He died December 21, 1891. 

"He made no selfish stru.ggle for place or 
power. He did his work, and let it pass for 
what it might. He did the work close at hand, 
and took up one task after another as they 
came to him. * * * Of highest ideals as re- 
gards integrity and honesty and justice, a man 
of great gentleness and kindness, his life light- 
ened up with a sense of humor, a plain, ap- 
proachable, straightforward man of the best 
New England type, reverent. God-fearing, as- 
sociated in a helpful way with many institu- 
tions and interests, very useful in his day and 
generation, a man of unusual wisdom and 
judgment, a lover of truth in speech and in 
writing, and a lover of righteousness — having 
large if quiet part in many movements which 
make for religion and for common good. 
* * * He kept his interest in life, and he 
worked on to the end : no break in his useful- 
ness or his work, having the reward of tem- 
perate, orderlv, godly living and high think- 
ing." The foregoing is cited from the address 
of Rt. Rev. Bishop Edwin S. Lines, D.D., on 
the occasion of the presentation to the New 
Haven Colony Historical Society of a portrait 
of Dr. Beardsley, November 19, 1902. Dr. 
Lines was then president of this society. Dr. 



Beanlsky was its vice-prcsitlcut |8( ._•-<. .,n.! 
its president 1873-84, and to him 
owes imicli uf its im|M>rtancc and ; 

Dr. i'.cnrdsliy jnihlished : "Hisi,.- , ..; \,[. 

dress at Cheshire" (1844); "History of the 

Episcopal Church iti Comiccticut, ' of which a 

second edition was published in iHikj in two 

volumes; "History of St. Peter's Church at 

' heshirc" ( 1837 ) ; '"Life and Career of Sam- 

• 1 jnhnM.n, n.D." (1874): "Life and Times 

I William Samuel Joluisun' (18701; and 

ihcr wnrks. He contriiuited a iiumhcr of 

iper> tiiat arc published in the pruceedings 

! the .\ew Haven Colony Historical Society. 

He married, in Cheshire, Jane Margaret 

.Matthews, born at St. Simon's Island, Gcorijia, 

March 20, 1824. died .Xujjust 30, 1851. daugh- 

'<T of Rev. Edmund Matthews, of St. Simon's. 

ii)rf,'ia; her father was born at Charleston, 

-"Uth Carolina. Mrs. licardsley was the only 

dauf^'hter. .^he had a brother. Dr. Henry \V. E. 

Mattluws. Mrs. Matthews and daughter came 

•rtli to live among friends in the village of 

lieshire. The only child of Dr. and Mrs. 

I ardsley was Elisabeth Margaret, born at 

'leshire, March 16, 1844. now living at 30 

Iin street. New Haven, and well known in 

iiurch and society. 

(Y) Josiali I _■ I. SI 111 lit 
I'.H.ARDSLEV .Samuel lieanlsky (q. v.), 
was born at Stratford, 
February 6, 1750. He was a tailor by trade. 
In 1805 he removed from Stratford to Butter- 
nuts. < >tscgo county. N'ew ^■ork. He married 
.■\bigail liulkley. Children: 1 laniel, born July 
15. 1770. mentioned below; Eli, .\ugust 26. 
17S1; Sally, July 17. 1783; Robert. .April 21, 
178(1; P.ulkley, February 27. 1791 ; Abbie, Jan- 
uary 1. I7(>S; Fainiy, l"ebrnary 10, 1803. 

(\T) Daniel, son of Josiah (2) Beardsley, 
was bom at Stratford. July 15, 1779. He was 
a farmer all his active life. In politics he was 
a Whig. He lived at Butternuts, New York, 
but with his wife made frequent visits to his 
old home in Stratford, and upon his return 
used to take a load of clams, then a great lux- 
ury at places distant from the shore. Their 
last visit was in 1843. He was a thrifty farmer 
and used to buy pork of all the farmers in 
the section where he lived, jiacked the |)ork, 
smoking the hams and shoulders. He found 
a good market for this meat anion? the men 
then building the Delaware & Hudson canal. 
He became well-to-do. "I have heard him 
speak uf it as a remarkable fact," says a de- 
sceiulant, "that one year he made clear over 
a thousand dollars, which was a large sum. 
when in those days the best dairy butter sold 
for fri>m three to ten cents a pound and brown 

sugar at over twenty cents a poui"i " "■• "lar- 

rictl. November 11. 1804, H.: ih 

Hurd. rhiMrcit: Flvirn, h-.n -.i«j, 

*!'«• J. iiicn- 

ti' : ~.):\Vil- 

liai.i ,11 -vv5_ 

tVIIi ,8 

born Aul i le 

was a fariiiet in 

religion, and a i-J 

at 1: r.l 

«. ■■,. 

1 8-' ,.„. 

jail I- 

dan, .4 

and ui 1 ' it 

.'\menia, i- 

inin Woixi H ^o 

county, New N a, 

May 12, 1797. r. 

His wife Lodema eiied n ;1- 

dren : Pheb'-, iiK(rri<'d Fr:' 1- 

tioncd all 1". 
W'aite ; > 

staff. Ch;, ■..-... ...1.1- 

niin Franklin, l-'cbruary 28, 1841. nientinncd 
below; William Henry, .Vpril i. 1843; .Mary 
Achsali, January 15, 1845, ^'C<1 August 18, 

1848; Melissa Lodenia. May 25. 1840. died 

February, 189;, ■ ' ' '• ' ' ■-•;i. 

flied March 1 n, 

June 5. 1853: - 3. 

1855. died Februar\ 28. .\. 

March 10, 1859; Robert I!: -8, 

(\Tin Dr. Benjannn Franklin Beardsley, 

son of Erastus Bear''- ' ' • '" r- 

nuts. February 28, i.^ '>- 

lie schools and lli. ' .J 

Delaware Col!' ^d 

from the mcdii ^y 

of Buffalo. New 1 ;. 
He began the practii 

New York. He reii: ' .v 

York. Since 188/1 n 

general practice at II r 

about si.\ months of t.icl. is 

been lecturing in various ; y 

on subjects rel.r--- • •'■ 'c 

an<I surgery, i ^8, 

since then a I' ' •' 

terms as coroner ui w 

York. He has hrt-ii ■ iie 

teir; • 'f 

lien' in 

|l>li> - --^o 

thousanil lectures in all part- <>f the coun- 
tr>' on the subject of tem|)crance. Dur- 
ing the civil war he paid a .substitute three 
hundred dollars to supjxjrt the govern- 



ment, in order to continue his studies in 
the medical school. He is a member of St. 
John's Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, of 
Hartford, and of the South Park Methodist 
Church. His family are members of the First 
Baptist Church. He mirried, at Sublette, 
Illinois, October i6, 1865, Anna Elizabeth 
Guy. bom at Greene, Chenango county, New 
York, August 16, 1843, daughter and only 
child of Rev. Albert and Anna (Allis) Guy. 
Children: i. Mary Allis, born July 2, 1872, 
at Coventry, New York ; graduate of Columbia 
College ; teacher in the Hawthorn School, New 
York City. 2. Guy Erastus, December 14, 
1874, mentioned below. 3. Howard Wood, 
September 7, 1889, at Hartford: graduated 
from Yale Universitv, 1910, receiving degree 
of Ph.B. 

(IX) Guy Erastus, son of Dr. Benjamin 
Franklin Beardsley, was born at Coventry, 
New York, December 14, 1874. He attended 
the public schools at Binghamton and the Hart- 
ford high school. He left the high school in 
his junior year to enter Yale College and he 
graduated there with the degree of Ph.B. in 
the class of 1896. He began his career in 
business as clerk in the employ of the Aetna 
Fire Insurance Company. After six years with 
this company, he went to Pittsburg, Pennsyl- 
vania, and remained a year as special agent 
for western Pennsylvania of the National 
Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburg. 
He returned to Hartford in January, 1903, as 
special agent of the Home Insurance Company 
of New York for Connecticut and Rhode Is- 
land. In July, 1905, he became a special agent 
for Connecticut, western Massachusetts and 
Vermont for the Aetna Fire Insurance Com- 
pany and he held thispo sition until May, 
1907. when he was elected to his present office 
as assistant secretary of the Aetna Fire Insur- 
ance Company. He is a Republican in politics : 
a member of the Asylum Hill Congregational 
Church, of the University Club, the Hartford 
Golf and Twentieth Century clubs of Hart- 
ford. He is a trustee of the Society for Sav- 
ings. He married, December 2, 1903, Jane 
Reed, daughter of John Reed Hills (see 
Hills II). "children, born at Hartford: John 
Hills, October 27, 1904, Guy Erastus, Jr., 
October 12, 1906, Roxanne, ]May 18, 1910. 

(The Reed Line). 
The name of Reed is found not only in Eng- 
land, where it has been conmion from the time 
surnames came into use. and as a clan name 
before that time, but in Ireland, Scotland 
and various countries on the continent of Eu- 
rope. The name at present is spelled generally 
in three wavs : Reed, Reid and Reade. The 

genealogy of the Read family of Kent, Eng- 
land, dates back to 1139 to Brianus de Rede of 
Morpeth, on the Wensback river in the north 
of England. 

(I) John Reed or Read was born in 1598, 
supposed to be son of William and Lucy 
(Henage) Reed. He was brother of William 
Reed, of Weymouth, Massachusetts. He came 
to America in 1630 and lived for a time in 
Weymouth, where he was in 1637. He was of 
Dorchester in 1638, and removed from there 
to Braintree. In 1643 or 1644 he went to 
Rehoboth with Rev. Mr. Newman and his 
church, and his name is third on the list of 
proprietors of that town. He was constable, 
and a man of affairs. He kept an inn. He 

married Sarah . He died September 7, 

1685, aged eighty-seven. Children : Samuel, 
William, Abigail, baptized in Dorchester, De- 
.cember 30, 1638: John, born in Braintree, Au- 
gust 29, 1640; Thomas, November 9, 1641 ; 
Ezekiel (twin) , died young; Zachariah (twin), 
died young; Moses, October, 1650; Mary, Jan- 
uary, 1652 ; Elizabeth, January, 1654 ; Daniel, 
March, 1655; Israel, 1657; Mehitable, August, 
1660; Josiah, mentioned below. 

(II) Josiah, probably the elder son of John 
Reed, was among the early emigrants from 
Massachusetts to Connecticut, and settled near 
New London as early as 1652. He had two 
sons, John, Josiah, mentioned below. 

(III) Josiah (2), son of Josiah (i) Reed, 
settled in Norwich, Connecticut. He married, 
in November, 1666, Grace Holloway, of 
Marshfield, Massachusetts, who died May 9, 
1727. He died July 3, 1717, at Norwich. 
Children: Josiah, born April, 1668: William, 
April, 1670: Eliazbeth, September, 1672; Ex- 
perience, February 27, 1675; John, August 15, 
1679; Joseph. March 12, 1681, mentioned lu'- 
low: Susanna, September 20, 1685: Hannah, 
July, 1688. 

(IV) Joseph, son of Josiah (2) Reed, was 
born March 12, 1681. He married, August 
25, 1708, Mary Guppie. Children : Joseph, 
born May 23, 1709; Mercy, November 28, 
171 1 ; Abigail, February 7, 1712: Esther, No- 
vember 22, 1714; J\Iary, August 19, 1717; 
Elizabeth. June 28, 1719; Samuel, mentioned 

(V) Samuel, son of Joseph Reed, was born 
October 16, 1721, at Norwich, died at Lisbon, 
Connecticfut, January 17, 1801. He married, 
October 3, 17.45, Mary Andrews. Children: 
Samuel, born October 28, 1746; Jonathan, 
February 12, i7-!9: ]\Iary, June 10, 1751; 
Elisha, January 5. 1753. 

(\^I) Samuel (2), son of Samuel (i) Reed, 
was born at Lisbon, Connecticut, October 28, 
1746. He married Lucy Kilham, of Preston, 




Coniucticut, .Scptcmljcr ^4, 1769. Qiihlren : 
Sarah, horn at Norwich, August 12, 1775. 
flicd April 7, 1795: Lucy, Ijorn Juiu- >>. rrrS; 
I lijah. mentioned 1)cIo\v. 

(\ll) I'lijah. son of Sanuiil 
was horn Anj,'iist 5. 1780. Mc niarrir.i >ir.iii 
or Sally Peck, jamiary 3, 1805. They livc<l 
at Canferhury. Coiniccticut. thihlren : John 
". born December 24. 1805; Klisha, N'ovem- 
'T 3. 1807; ji'iiiima, ( )ctoler .'o. iSo.;, mar- 
ried William Flills (sec Hills 1); Thomas X.. 
AiiRust II, iSii ; Sally D., Jnly 8, 1814. 

(The Hills Line). 

( I ) \\ illiam Hills was born near Paisley, 

otland, about I78f). Me came to this coun- 
w ith some of his people when he was a 
Muall boy and located at \\\st I'.irms. West- 
chester courry, Xcw \'ork. iu>\\ the tlistrict of 
Harlem, New N'ork City. lii?routrh of the 
Bronx. Thence he came in later years to 
Hartford. Connecticut. The name was ori^;- 
inally Hill, the linal letter beinij added in this 
country to the surii.nne. He died in Hartford 
in 1857. He married Jemima, born ( >cto|)cr 
20, i8(v;, died .Vovember 30, i8i>3. daughter 
of Elijaii Reed, of Canterbury ( see Reed \ H ). 

' hildren: Wifliam, married Julia ; 

I liarles. married Josephine Pollard; Sarah 
Jane, married IMward b'rancis : John Reed, 
irentioiied below; Mary, marriecl Charles H. 
Tryon and had two sons. 

(H) John Reed, son of William Hills, was 
born at Hartford. ( )ctober 9. 1841. He was 
educated in the public schools of his native 
city, and throughout his active life has fol- 
lowed the trade of mason and the business of 
builder and omtractini; mason in Hartford. 
His oflice is on Nfain street, near Central row. 
He has constructed many of the business build- 
ini^s of the city, and for many years has been 
one of the foremost in his line of business. 
He has been honored with various places of 
tnisf and honor. In politics he is a Re|>ublican 
and he has taken an active and intluential 
part in public affairs. He was state senator 
for several terms and at one time senior sen- 
ator and member of the Yale College corpora- 
tii>n. rci>resintini,' the state. I le has rcpcatc lly 
ilcclirecl to take the nomination for mayor of 
the city and other offices to which he coidd 
have been elected. He is a member of the 
order of Free and .Accepted Masons. He is 
a director of the Travelers' Insurance Com- 
pany, the I'nited States National Rank, the 
Kcllog!.; & r.ulkeley Printing Company and 
trustee of the Pratt .Street Savings P.ank. 

He married F.lla Maria, born .\pril j;. 1844. 
died I'cbruary 14. 1897. (laujjhter of Charles 
Otis and Caroline Maria (Myers) Willis. 

Oii'-' •• ' '• '■ '■■ 



sicy, 111 Ilaitioul tM. 

Her mnthcr was Uirn Ju' 

fol,' . . ■. 

of I 


l\s. \v;iv 

( ine- : ■ 


ner ... 
Cutler ' 
die.: . , 


15, 1828, sun wi lKi;r\ an 

.Myers of Rocky Hill. I 

aluMit I78''i, was from Pen ■ ... 1 ^ 1 

John Myers, of Wethersfielil, Connecticut, w 

died in 1803. 

Klizabeth (Wells) Mvcrs, l-orn lune 
1788. at Wethersfield. died nro-^lxr k\ !« 
was daughter of ( ' 
master mariner, lH)r' 
married ( first I l'.et>. 
had four children ; 
phrey, a native of \.r 
cut. who died at .Mmir.i. V. li> 
New York, in 1835, having ha.' 

The Mi-Neil family 
Mc.NKIL port, now nt.r.-. n. 
Archibald M 

sons, has been re.-^dent 

nearly two centuries. Tr 

ancestor to the yoimtrest ■ 

embraces sevo" ■ ■ - 

career the M. 

guished by p.i" 

honorably and inlliu-iiti.ili^ 

lie affairs and activel\ ar 

dated with the substanti.ii it. r. 

state of Connecticut. 

This family is descended n .n-. '.-.. 

land stock. .\ 

"Landed Cmtrv". the rr 

(or McX 

onsay, C- 

challic. .1 


in the fi. 

tic Sween. in the 

continues vigorous a 

.f P.ridgc- 

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position. The late eminent General Sir John 
Carstairs McNeill was of the house of iMcNeill 
of Colonsay. The immemorial heraldic device 
of the family is a silver lion rampant on an 
azure field, which usually is blazoned quarterly 
with the arms of notable allied families. 

(I) Archibald McNeil, founder of the Con- 
necticut line, was of Branford, where in 1735 
he purchased lands. Subsequently he was a 
prominent citizen of New Haven, was assessor 
in 1740 and surveyor of highways in 1746, 
and was conspicuous in real estate transac- 
tions. A circumstance of particular interest is 
his participation, as one of the "brothers" in 
founding the first Masonic lodge in Connec- 
ticut (now known as Hiram Lodge, No. i), at 
a meeting "held at Jehiel Tuttle's in New 
Haven on the festival of St. John the Evan- 
gelist, 1750". This was only seventeen years 
after the first institution of ]\'Iasonry in the 
American colonies (which occurred at Boston, 

July 3. .1733)- 

Archibald McNeil was successfully engaged 
in the trade with the West Indies, in part- 
nership with Samuel Cook (who was named 
as executor of his will), and was owner and 
supercargo of the ship "Peggy and Molly". 
He died in the island of Jamaica in the latter 
part of 1752 (see "Connecticut Colonial Rec- 
ords", vol. X, p. 577), and his will was pro- 
bated in July, 1753, by his widow, who was 
placed under bond of three thousand pounds 
sterling, indicative of a very considerable 
estate for those times. He married Mary, 
daughter of Rev. Samuel and Abigail (Whit- 
ing) Russell and widow of Benjamin Fenn. 
She was born in 1708. Her father. Rev. 
Samuel Russell, was one of the founders of 
Yale College. Issue: Archibald, born Sep- 
tember 20, 1736, see below; Charles, baptized 
January 18, 1739; Charles, baptized Novem- 
ber I, 1741 ; John, born August 2, 1745, bap- 
tized August 4, 1745 ; removed to Armenia 
precinct, Dutchess county, New York ; Sam- 
uel, baptized October 9, 1748, of Litchfield, 

(II) Archibald (2), eldest child of Archi- 
bald (i) and Mary (Russell) McNeil, was 
born in Branford, Connecticut, September 20, 
1736, and baptized October 10 following. He 
lived in New Haven and Milford, and was a 
large property owner; died before July 3, 
1782. when the executor of his estate was ap- 
pointed. On July 3, 1776, he enlisted in the 
continental forces. He married, in New 
Haven, Connecticut, May 2, 1758, Sarah 
Clark. Issue : William, see below. 

(III) William, son of Archibald (2) and 
Sarah (Clark) McNeil, was born in New 
Haven, May 13, 1759. He was a graduate of 

Yale College, class of 1777, and in the old 
Yale catalogue is described as a sea captain. 
During the revolution (January 30, 1782, to 
August 13, 1783; he served as gunner on the 
American privateer "Marquis de Lafayette", 
under Captain Elisha Hinman. In the brief 
war of the United States with France he was 
again on the same vessel, which was cap- 
tured by the enemy, and with others he was 
for some time confined in a French prison. 
On account of this event he was one of those 
who figured in the celebrated French spolia- 
tion claims. He was engaged in business in 
Derby, Connecticut. His death occurred in or 
before 1808. He married, in New Haven, 
Huldah Augur. Issue (the chronological se- 
quence not being exactly known) : Abraham 
Archibald, born July 21, 1802, see below; 
William : Maria, married, September 12, 1824, 
Russell Bradley, of New Haven ; John, had a 
daughter, Elizabeth, who married John E. 
Wylie, of New Haven: Henry; Nancy, mar- 
ried R. Dickinson. 

(I\") Abraham Archibald, son of W'illiam 
and Huldah (Augur) McNeil, was born in 
Derby, Connecticut, July 21, 1802. In early 
life he was supercargo of vessels in the West 
Indies trade, sailing out of New Haven. Re- 
moving after 1825 to Bridgeport, he became 
a prominent citizen of that community. For 
some time he was associated in the shoe man- 
ufacturing business with Samuel Hodges, his 
wife's uncle. He was the founder of the 
system of lighthouses in Bridgeport harbor, 
and for many years before his death was the 
keeper of the lighthouse at the entrance to the 
harbor. Mr. AIcNeil died in Bridgeport, May 
II, 1873. He married, in Bridgeport, No- 
vember 25. 1827, ilary Ann, daughter of 
Captain William Hulse, who in 1813 was lost 
at sea with all the crew of the brig "WiUiam", 
sailing out of Bridgeport. She was born No- 
vember II, 181 1, died July, 1892. Issue: i. 
Charles Hubbell, born December 14, 1828, de- 
ceased ; was engaged in business pursuits, 
being for many years associated with his 
brother Archibald ; twice married, but had no 
issue; his widow married (second) Captain 
Alvin P. Hunt. 2. John, born October 9, 
1830, deceased: many years harbor-master of 
Bridgeport and a highly public-spirited citi- 
zen, especially active in all movements for the 
improvement of the harbor ; married. 1865, 
Anna, daughter of James and Anna Maria 
(Barnes) Scofield, of New York, and is sur- 
vived by one daughter, who is the widow of 
Rev. Louis N. Booth, of Bridgeport. 3. Sam- 
uel William, born March 16, 1832, deceased. 
4. Eliza Maria, born January 9, 1834, died 
March 6, 1835. 5. Josiah Hoyt, born February 



'J' ^^7,}" 'I'l^''' Auj,'ii>t 24, i)^y. f'aii.l 7, (twins), 
born Auf^ust 31. i.*<?7. Aiii;iistiis, «|ic»l Au- 
gust 18. 1S3S. and Siilni-y A<l<.l|>luis, deceased. 
wild was a citizen ui l!^id^;l.•|)')rt and keeper of 
the lii,dithi)itse. and is survived liy his widi)W. 8. 
Mnry Iloyt, \v^xn ()cti>lier Jo 1831;. died N'o- 

ttnlitT 2^. 1840. <j. Mary Hoyt. Ix)rn I)c- 

rinlier \2, 1840. dcceasc<l. 10. Archibald, 
born July 2, 1843, see below. 11. Maria 
Lonpwortli, born December 25, 1845. de- 
ceased; married Lester J. Bradley; no sur- 
\iviiij,' children. 12. Sarah. Ixtrn .-Kujfust 28. 
1848. dieil 1853. 

(\ ) Archibald (3). tenth child «if Abra- 
ham .\rchibal<l and Mary Ann (Hulse) Mc- 
Neil, was born in l{rid;;e|H)rt. July 2. 1843. 
I le received his early cflucation in Scllick's 
.Schoiil in l'.rid^'e|)nrt, snbsci|nenfly attendinjj 
the celebratecl Thonias .'^cll'")| in New Haven 
and the ni>i)kiiis (Irannnar .School of the same 
l>lace, and jjraduatinjj from the latter insti- 
tution in iSf'Hj. .After completing his studies 
Iir entered the ship chandlery store of his 

! other. Charles H.. then located op(>osite the 
• ■Id depot and steamboat landiujij, I5ridu;e|>ort. 
I'loin 18^13 t" 187(1 he was in partnership 
with his brother, niicier the firm name of .Mc- 
Neil Hrothers. in the wholesale fruit and 
produce business. In the latter year the 
brothers removed to New York and estab- 
lisheij themselves in the wholesale butter and 
> liee>e trade at 84 I'.roail street, the firm style 
beinji .\rcbibald .McNeil & CV)m]iany, and 
three years later they embarked in the expirt 
and import business with Cuba, dealing in 
bituminous coal and produce. The New York 
house was ijiscontimic! in 1888. when Mr. 
McNeil returneil l>> i;ridi;e|iort. where he has 
since been exteiisi\ely eiiL;age<! in the coal 
ide. The jirescnt style is the .\rchibald Mc- 

.\il & Sons Company. Incorporated, in which 
his three sons, .Archibald. Kenneth W. and 
Rinlerick C. are associated. ( )ne of the rep- 
••'•seiilativc men of aflfairs of I'lridfjeiHirt, Mr. 
McNeil enjoys the hij^best business and (ler- 
-"n.Tl reputation, is conspicuous for public 
.sjiirit, has been active and prominent in jhv 
litic.Tl life, ami with his family occupies a 
leadinsj jiosition in the .social circles of the 

From his earliest years warmly interested 
in political (piestiops and public jK>licy. Mr. 
McNeil became attached to the princii>Ies of 
the Oemocratic party, an 1 in that faith be 
has always contimied. Thonph never a seeker 
of imblic office, be has on several occasiojis 
accejited nominations, and bis record as a 
candidate before the people is one of excep- 
tional popularity and success. In 1872-73 he 
represented the old second ward in the Hridge- 

|)ort coil 

Bryan campaifn^. in 
for tile legislature, 
.some four hundred 
In the »prini!: of i 

niil: • - .1 





elected, I'T 

in a disti n- 

servative, air in 

in the state. \ cd 




( )f his cuurM.' mitl ret:urti la ; ac 

followinp was said: "It is wortl 

there h;i\ ' if 

McNeil, l.y 

some 01 ; . st 

alone for some iiif;i 10 

be riRht, or aj;ainst .ht 

to be wrong- And ■ c- 

ord has been a stea. 
to advocate or e>ui. 1. n.ip.. , .m, ■...y.-.-.xxxi 
which, in his opinion, would not l>e entirely 
for the fn-st interests of tin ^t.ite r is '■\\-\\- 

He was a charter mcnii 

tic Club of llii ■ ,1 

is a member ■ \l- 

gonquin Club .,, . tie 

latter for two years). I • be 

was commo«lore of the oi lit 

Club, ami he is now governoi e- 

port Yacht Club and was its n 
i8<)<;-if)00. He is a memlwr 01 mh < .< ncral 
.Silliman branch. Sons of the .American Revo- 

Senator McNeil married, in New ^ 
October 2, 1881. Jean McKetirtf. .In' 
tieorgc J. Clan Ranald, ■ 

Their children are: 1. ;n 

New Y.-' I ^'-^ .f 

the Arch le 

received .f 

his native cit> aii<i tu 

the Park Avenue h • <. 

H, • • !i- 

ti< 111 

tl;e : -:... . :,T- 

ity. He is a n 
teefivr Orrlrr 



nd Pro- 

^f-^. r.f 



. and 

1 '..1 ... 


1 1 

of Wo- 

w. of Rc<| 

.Men, liie llii«ilvl.»ttn * luli. Sca.^ide CItib, 
and the .\rion .Singing S<Kiety. 2. Kenneth 



Wylie, born in Bridgeport, September 14, 
1885 ; secretary and treasurer of the Archibald 
McNeil & Sons Company. Married, in New 
York City. November, 1907, Queenie Beatrice, 
daughter" of William H. Hall, of New York. 
They have one child, Kenneth Hall McNeil, 
born May, 1908. 3. Roderick Clan Ranald, 
born in Bridgeport. March 20. 1888; general 
manager of the Archibald McNeil & Sons 

Dolor Davis, immigrant ancestor, 
D.-W^IS was one of the prominent pion- 
eers. He married in county Kent, 
England, March 29, 1624, Margery, daughter 
of Richard Willard, of Horsemonden, county 
Kent, yeoman. She was baptized at Horse- 
monden, November 7, 1602, and died before 
1667. He, with his wife, three children, and 
Simon Willard, his wife's brother, came to 
New England and settled prior to August 4, 
1634, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Simon 
Willard was one of the founders of Concord, 
and he was captain of foot in 1646, major in 
1654, and at his death in 1673 "the colony 
.lost one of its most distinguished members." 
Dolor Davis was a carpenter and a master 
builder. He received his first grant of land 
in Cambridge, June 4, 1635, and others later. 
He removed to Duxbury, August 5, 1638-39. 
was admitted freeman, and was granted land 
there in 1640. He was a resident in Barn- 
stable in 1643, and was admitted a freeman 
there June 2, 1646. He held many public 
offices in Barnstable, including those of high- 
way surveyor and constable. He and his wife 
were dismissed from the Duxbury church to 
the Barnstable church, August 27, 1648. In 
1656 he left Plymouth Colony and returned 
to Massachusetts Bay, where he purchased, in 
Concord, one hundred and fifty acres with a 
house. In 1666 he returned to Barnstable, 
where he died in June, 1673. His will was 
made September 13, 1672, proved July 2, 1673. 
He mentions his sons Simon and Samuel as 
already having their portions ; eldest son 
John ; son-in-law Lewis, and Mary his wife ; 
and daughter Ruth Hall. Children: i. John, 
born in England about 1626, to v\'hom was 
bequeathed the Concord homestead. 2. Mary, 
horn in England about 1631. 3. Elizabeth, 
died young. 4. Lieutenant Simon, born in 
America, mentioned below. 5. Samuel, born 
in America and lived in Concord and Bed- 
ford. 6. Ruth, born in Barnstable. March 
24, 1645. 

(II) Lieutenant Simon Davis, son of Dolor 
Davis, was born in America and settled in 
Concord. His homestead was near his father's 
house, on a farm given him by his father. He 

was one of Captain Thomas Wheeler's troop- 
ers in the expedition of 1675 to the Nip- 
muck country, and he took command when 
the captain was wounded. He received his 
commission as lieutenant, July 2, 1689. He 
was admitted a freeman, March 21, 1699, and 
v\^as deputy to the general court in 1689-90-92- 
1705. He died in Concord, June 14, 1713, 
and his will was proved July 3, 1713. He 
married, December 12, 1660, Mary, born at 
Concord, July 12, 1640, daughter of James 
and Eleanor Blood. Children : Dr. Simon, 
born October 12, 1661, mentioned below; 
Mary, October 3, 1663; Sarah, March 11 or 
15, 1666; James, January 19, 166S: Eleanor, 
October 22, 1672; Ebenezer, June i, 1676; 
Hannah, April i, 1679. 

(Ill) Dr. Simon (2) Davis, son of Lieu- 
tenant Simon (i) Davis, was born in Con- 
cord, October 12, 1661. He settled there, and 
was one of the most distinguished physicians 
of his day. He married (first) Elizabeth, 
daughter of Henry Woodhouse, of Concord, 
and she died November 12, 171 1. He mar- 
ried (second) Mary Wood. Children by first 
wife: Dr. John, born November 19, 1689, 
mentioned below; Simon, September.7, 1692; 
Henry, February 23, 1694; Elizabeth, March 
28, 1695 ; JNIary, November 8. 1701 : Samuel, 
March 6, 1703; Eleanor, March 4, 1705-06; 
Peter, September 25, 1707. 

(I\") Dr. John Davis, son of Dr. Simon 
(2) Davis, was born in Concord, November 

19, 1689, died November 16, 1762. He lived 
in Concord and Acton. He was a physician. 
He married, December 17, 1713. Abigail Dud- 
ley. Children: i. John, born July 15, 1714, 
mentioned below. 2. Ezekiel, June 8, 1717; 
married Mary Gibson ; their son was Captain 
Isaac, killed at Concord. 3. Micah, February 
15, 1720. 4. Isaac, October 24, 1723. 5. Abi- 
gail, March 22, 1726-27. 6. Samuel, April 23, 
1730- 7- Sarah, married. May i, 1757, John 
Robbins. The will of Dr. John bequeaths to 
wife Abigail, sons John. Ezekiel, Micah and 
Samuel, daughters Abigail Melvin, Sarah 
Robbins. Mentions brother Simon Davis ; will 
was dated September 3, 1762. 

(V) John (2), son of Dr. John (i) Davis, 
was born at Concord, July 15, 17 14, died at 
Littleton, Massachusetts, October 6, 1753. He 

married Hannah . Children, born at 

Concord: John, June i, 1735, mentioned be- 
low. Born at Acton : Ezekiel, February, 
1736-37, settled in Shirley; Abel, May 14, 
1739: Hannah, February 28, 1740; Elisha, 
twin of Hannah; Silas, November 8, 1743; 
Jonathan, October 9, 1749. Born at Little- 
ton: Rebecca, July 9, 1750; Mary, February 

20, 1753. 



(\1) John (3(. M.ii , , _.) Davis, 

was l)orn June i. 17.15. at LuiHunl. He lived 
at Acton an'l IJttlcton. MiiLlli^cx cnunly. 
Massachusetts, and settled ai)out the time of 
his niarriai,'e at Shirley, Worcester county. 
His hrother^, ICzekiel, lilislia, Silas and Ji>na- 
than. also settled in that town, lli^ home 
was the farm lately owned hy the \\'il.s<,)ns 
nd previously by Th<jnias Clark, where most 
1 his children were lx>rn. He served his 
nntry in the French and Indian war. He 
IS sergeant in Captain Henry Haskell's 
mpany of niiniite-iiien. Colonel James I'res- 
tt's regiment, uii the Lexinj^ton alarm. He 
T his son was a drinnmer in Captain Mills's 
company, Colonel Joseph X'ose's rej^jiment, 
1777-79. He or his son was in Lieutenant 
Holden's com|)any. Colonel Jonathan Reed's 
regiment, enlisting in -Septemher, 1777, in the 
•■■'ntinental army for three years; sergeant in 
iptain r.arnes's company. Colonel Timothy 
i-elow's regiment, from March to Decem- 
ber. 1777. crediteil to Wrcntham, residence 
Shirley, twenty months, twenty-seven days 
as sergeant, and ten months as private, then 
for three months sergeant again. He was 
sergeant in Sylvanus Smith's company, 
lonel I'.igelow's regiment, at Stillwater, 
,dle\ l"orgc %nd Providence. 1777-78. He 
IS sergeant in Cajitain Dow's company, 
lonel I'.igelow's regiment. January i. 1780. 
.March i. f'loth he and his son John seem 
have done long and faithful service in the 
ar. In 1788 he removed with that part of 
his family that had not passed their minority 
to Reading, \ermont, and erected the first 
saw mill in that section and turned a wilder- 
ness into a well-tilled farm. "He fulfilled the 
mission of life with admirable precision, and 
went down to his grave, leaving 1)chind an 
li>>norablc and useful memorv." He <lied in 
^'.ly. 1808. 

John Davis married, at .\cton, June 2, 
1757, Huldah Thayer. Children. Ixirn at 
."shirley: i. John, born atx^ut 1758-59; mar- 
ried Anna Ilolden: removed to Westminster, 
where he jiassed the first ten years of his 
married life, then returned to .Shirley, where 
he lived the rcmaimler of his life, and died 
February 8. 1827; had thirteen children. 2. 
Cornelius, born 1761 ; was in the revolution- 
ary army three years and wa« ensign in Shay's 
rebel army ; settled at Cavendish. N'crmont ; 
children: Hiram. Luther and Lucy, settled 
in Canada. ,v Hulilah. Iwirn at Shirley, No- 
vember 3, I7'>,i; married Philemon Holdcn. 
4. .Samuel. .March i.v •7^'3: married Phebe 
Spaulding and Mary Coijswcll. 5. Lucy, mar- 
ried. 1785. Xehemiah F-tabrin">k. C\ Ezekiel. 
mentioned below. 7. Thankful, .\ugust 21, 

1772: married i.,^,^,,, ,.dmcr- '■ • ' '•■'■ M, 

1858. 8. liliakim, March 1, 1 1 

Olive Hawlliorn, of Rcadin:;. " :-; 

removed front Reailing i ni the 

sanjc state; had oiijbt rbii 'tathan, 

OctolxT 11, 17: f 

Lexington ; h.i i 
farm at Wind 

''*•'■ '5. 1777; ' I 

.Sallv .Mien; <;- 

(XH) 1 
Ijorn at > 1- 

her 11,1 M 

when the 1- 

ing and h .g 

the forest atul cniiivaluig ilic farm. He was 
a farmer .11 Readinij all bi« active life and 
there all T " " At the age 

of twent 11- 17, 1 791, 

itethia Gi..:.... ... . , jq, 1770. died 

March 9, 1850. Children, l)orn at Reading, 
\ermont: I. Harry, .Vugust 7, 1792. died 
.August 10. 1793. 2. Fflmund, October 10. 
179,1; married. .November 2, 1816, Rebecca 
Pliilbrick and had nine chililren. 3. Betsey, 
Hctober II, 1795; married, .April 2, 1817, 
Sewall Shattuck antl had seven children. 4. 
Solomon, mentioned l)clo\v. 5. .Almond, 
March 24. 1799, died September 30, 1855; 
married (first) March 18. 1823, Semira 
Pratt; (second) Stisan Pratt, Febniary 18, 
1832: (third) Crace .Stearns, ft. Clarissa, 
July 7, 1801 ; marricfi, February 15, 1823, 
.America .Amsden ; one child. 7. Sophia, N*o- 
vember 5, 1803; niarricfl, February 15, 1822, 
Henry .Mcgrath and had eleven children. 8. 
Cynthia. January 28, i8<yj; married. May, 
1824, George Clyde and had seven children. 
9. John. .April 15. 180S: marricl l.>i i', _>^^ 
1834. Lydia Pratt and lived h. 

\'crmont : four children. 10. t ■ ., 

July 15, 1810; married Flvira Whcclci, 1 an- 
nie H. White and Polly Morcy : five chililren. 
II. Lorintha. .'^ci)tcmbcr 20. 1812; married. 
January' 19. 1836. Francis ("urtis and had ten 
children. 12. Lucy. October 2'>. 1811 mar- 
ried, Fcbruar)' 6. 1847, William G. (!• 

(\"HI) Solomon, son of Fzckicl D.i 
born at Readim:. April 3. 1707. He sct;!< 1 in 
St. Lawrence c<>tmt\. New N'ork. He mar- 
ried. May, 1824. I'anny ("iraiv'- • ' 'od 
October 15, 1841. Children: \1- 

pha ; Fanny; .Alpha Ezekicl, '■ <- 

low; Benjamin \\'.. June 5. 1831. m.iriied, 
1854. .Abbip Withev : children: Jenny J., born 
.August .; ' ' ' :ly 13. xRfu: 

Frank 1". nny I... Jan- 

uary 20. ! ~ ^ ', mbcr 8. 18/18. 

.Solomon r>avis died on the way to Illinois, 
where he intended to settle, and his wife con- 



tinned to their destination and lived the re- 
mainder of her life there. 

(IX) Alpha Ezckiel, son of Solomon Davis, 
was born September 2, 1829, in St. Lawrence 
county, New York. He was educated in the 
public schools there, and worked on a farm 
until he was twenty years old. At the age of 
sixteen he went to Vermont and four years 
later came to Worcester, r\Iassachusetts. He 
went west with die family, but returned to 
Vermont and lived with an uncle four years. 
At Worcester he was employed in the State 
Hospital for the Insane for about three years, 
and then spent two years in Illinois. He 
started in the railroad business in 1859 and 
continued for a period of forty-eight years. 
He was employed on the old Norwich & 
\\'orcester railroad as brakeman, baggage- 
man, freight conductor and passenger con- 
ductor. He was well known for a generation 
by the patrons of this railroad and retired 
wath an enviable record of faithfulness and 
efficiency. He is a communicant of the 
Protestant Episcopal church of Norwich. He 
married (first) October 6, 1852, Jane E. 
Withey, born March 14, 1828, died July 17, 
1855. He married (second) January 6, 1858, 
Lucy Frances Withey. sister of his first wife. 
She was born September 23, 183 1. He had 
one child by his first wife, James Clarence, 
mentioned below. 

(X) James Clarence, son of Alpha Ezekiel 
Davis, was born February 19, 1854. He has 
been a member of the Worcester police force 
since 1896. He married, September 28, 1875, 
Sarah R. Cowan. Children: i. Alpha F., 
married Jennie Murphy, of Worcester, and 
has twin sons, Reginald and Winthrop. 2. 
Clarence Theodore, married Lillian Peter- 
son ; children : Clarence F. and Ruth. 3. 
IMarion Cowan, married John I. Hoyt ; chil- 
dren : Clarence J. and Charlotte Louise. 4. 
Charlotte Louisa, married William Hanna- 

The ancient home of the Skil- 
SKILTON ton (formerly Skelton) fam- 
ily is in Cumberlandshire, 
England, in the parish of Skelton, from which 
the family took its name. The name was 
written de Skelton as long as the family 
owned the Skelton estate, or parish, and re- 
sided there. The prefix was dropped by emi- 
grating portions of the family, and finally 
entirely omitted after the middle of the fif- 
teenth century. Some derive the name of 
the parish directly from the British language 
— Skell, water, and tone, town. Others be- 
lieve that the town was not named until the 
latter half of the Anglo-Saxon period, or 

possibly as late as 1090, when its cultivation 
began. Thus, they derive the name from the 
Anglo-Saxon language — Skaling, a hut. Huts 
were built in numbers in the forest of Ingle- 
wood to shelter the herdsmen who tended 
the vast herds which fed in the ancient for- 
est, forming in time a village; and, when 
cultivation began, the place was calle 1 Skal- 
ing-ton, tone, tune, etc.. having previously 
been adopted from the British into the Saxon 
language, and used as now in English in Skel- 

The earliest de Skelton mentioned repre- 
sented Cumberland in Parliament, in the time 
of Edward I, about 1300. John de Skelton 
was knight of the shire in 13 16, reign of Ed- 
ward II. Adam de Skelton was member of 
Parliament 1318. John de Skelton was mem- 
ber of Parliament 1324-29. Richard de Skel- 
ton was member of Parliament in 1331, reign 
of Edward III. 

Thomas de Skelton was knight of the shire 
'" ^ZZ7^ reign of Edward HI. Sir Clement 
de Skelton, about 1350, married the heiress 
of Orton, of Cumberland, and in default of 
heirs a part of the property passed out of 
the family. He was four times knight of 
the shire, between 1375 and 1306, in the reign 
of Richard II. Between the reign of Edward 
II. and Henry VIII. several individuals of 
this family distinguished themselves in the 
Scotch and French wars. As a token of su- 
perior strength and valor they preserved, in 
Westminster Abbey, a large sword equal to 
that of Edward III., which it was said was 
worn by some of them in attendance upon 
the king in France. Hence came the family 
coat-of-arms, viz. : Azure, a fez between three 
fleurs de lis, or. It appears that such was 
the marked character of their prowess that 
several dififerences were granted in their arms, 
each indicating the individual personal suc- 
cess as a commander against the French. Sir 
Thomas de Skelton was steward of the Duchy 
of Lancaster. He died in 1416, and was 
buried in Hinxton, Cambridgeshire. He was 
probably father of Johannes de Skelton, who 
was member of Parliament 1401, 1406 and 
1422. Both he and his son John were noted 
among the gentry at the visitation of 1433. 
The latter was sheriflf of Cumberland in the 
tenth, nineteenth, twenty-fourth and twenty- 
ninth years of Henry VI., and was in Parlia- 
ment in 1450. For his prowess as a w'arrior 
he received a grant from the crown of one 
hundred acres at Armathwaite. His brother 
Richard was sherif? of Cumberland in 1427, 
and was with Henry V. in France at the 
battle of Agincourt, about 1416. He mar- 
ried the heiress of Branthwaite, and estab- 


lislKil the family of Skcltons of LSranthwaitc, 
receiving a jjraiit of arms for his valor. 

Robert Skclton, Escjuirc, member of Par- 
liament for Carlisle, in 1471. 

John Skcllnii, Esquire, sheriff of Cumber- 
lam 1, in 151 1. 

Cieorj;e Skelton, Knif^ht, was sheriff of 
Cumberland in 1520. 

Sir John Skelton, of Norfolk, married 
Anne ISoleyn, aunt of Queen Anne Rolcyn. 

Rev. John Skeltnn, of Norfolk, was Poet 
Laureate of lienry \ III. 

John Skelton, .\rmif,'er, was sheriff of Cum- 
berland 1633 (Charles 1.). 

Sir John Skelton. one of the generals of 
Charles I. and Charles II., was lieutenant 
},'(>vernor of tiie city and fortress of Ply- 
mniith, i(*)2. At that time his son. Sir iJevil 
.Skelton. was captain of the guards, and soon 
after he was minister successively to the 
courts of Germany. Holland and !•" ranee. 

Charles Skelton, brother of I'.evil, not 
known to fame, lost his life in battle in the 
wars of the period. 

Charles .Skelton, Lieutenant (jeneral in the 
1-rench service, (Irand Croix, Conuii;mder of 
the Order of .St. Louis, married the daui;hter 
of Lord Dacre. She ilied 1741. 

Henry Skelton. of I'.rantlnvaite Hall. t,an- 
eral in the army, and .i;overnor of Portsmouth, 
was en(.;a!.;ed in blanders and in Scotland in 
1745. I)\ini; without issue, he l)e(|neatlie<l his 
estate to his friend, Jones, who had saveil his 
life in battle, the Jones family taking the 
name of Skelton. 

Rev. Dr. Philip Skelton. of Ireland, irom 
the .\rneathwaite famil\, was a noted Epis- 
cojialian ilivine and commentator. 

The name of Skilton l)eint; even now very 
rare in Enijland. it is probable that the chani^c 
from Skelton to<ik place about the bei^inning 
of the eii;hteenth century, one of the first of 
the name may have been John Skilton, men- 
tioned below.* 

(I) Dr. Henry Skilton, immigrant ances- 
tor, oldest child of John .ind Mary ( liennitt) 
Skilton. who were married January J3, 1717, 
in the parish of Saint Michaels, Coventry, 
EiiL;land. was there born .NovemlieT lo. 1718, 
and bajitized December 3. 1 7 18. He had sis- 
ters .Mary and .Sarah, and also a brother John, 
whose descendants were coinnuuiicaled with 
from .America as late as 1833. The family 
removed to Kumsey. Hampshire county, Eni;- 
land. about 17^5. and the mother died soon 
afterward. The father entered the P.ritish 
navy. Henry left home March 31, 1734, and 
enlere<l the navy. He sailed .\pril i. 1735, 

* (The ahovc compiled from llic notes gath- 
ered !>>■ Dr. .\ver>' Jiidd Skilton .ibiuil 1850.) 

in a K"'" -'"' •■"■1 

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in lio-i 





lived ai 




first in I'le : 

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tof>k the pla 

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w :' 


near iiosioti, Ma- 


have rendered .sue: 


died as to attract 1 

11:11 ki_'l .; ■ 

1 to 

receive an appointment and ai> 


He married, July 9, 1741. 
chihl of Joseph and Tabitln 
ery, Ixjrn L'ebruary 25, 1; 
necticiit. In 1740 he !■ 
ton, C' li- • " 
i7»:o h< 

and continued jiractice 1 
he removed to Watert- 

died there June 7, iX- .;r 

years. His wife died < ' Ho 

was an able, pious and 
the founilers of the "^ 
Church in what is now i 
He engaged in farming on .1 .uxl 

in other business as well. ( "•v, 

liorn .\i>ril 5, 1742, died .\pril 17. 1 
beth, l'"ebruary 11, 1743-44, died ^ 

I, 1749: .Mary, I'ebruary 12. 174' 

F.lisha .\twood ; .\very, .\pril 30, I74<'<, men- 
tioned below; James, Jiuie 1, 1750. ilied No- 
vember, 1755: Tabitha, .\ugust 26. 1752. fiied 
July 28, 1753: Tabitha, Decemlicr 12. 1754, 
died November J~, 1755; .Sarali, .April 11, 
1757, married .Abraham Richards, and died 
November 30, 1 79 V in Yates cotmty. New 

(II) Avery, son of Henry and Tabitha 
(.\very) Skilton, was Ivirn at Preston, Con- 
nectictit. .April 30, 1748, died at Wateriown. 
Connecticut, .August 27, 1832. He livcl for 
a time at P.ethlehem, Connecticut. He mar- 
ried, March 2(). 1771. Parthenia Judd, Imrn 
.August fi. 1754: she <lied at Walcrtown, 
.March 30. 1831) (see Judd family ». Chil- 
dren: I. Millicent, Ixirn Octoln-r 5. 1772; 
married .Anthony (iiirnsey, who died Decem- 
ber 30, 1848: she died May 25, 1839; no 
chililren. 2. J.nines, bom April 10. 1777: 
mentioned IkIow. 3. Lucy. l)orn Julv 21, 
1780; niarrieil Jesse Mine: had two children 
who died tuunarricd. 4. Henry, Ixirn July 
17. 1783: had four son- •■ ' '■■- ' — '-ters. 
5. Mary. lx>rn May 22. it)cr 

25. 1822: unmarried. < • )c- 

tobcr 2. 1788; died SepleiiilK:r 12, 1830, at 
Lyons. New York : married Cyrus .Avery. 7. 



Tabitha, born May 2, 1797; never married; 
died October 30, 1878, at South Farms, Con- 

(III) James, son of Avery and Parthenia 
(Juddj Skilton, was born April 10, 1777, in 
Bethlehem, Connecticut, and died April 9, 
1848, in Watertown, Connecticut. He mar- 
ried, June 30, 1799, Chloe, daughter of Eli- 
jah and Hannah (Scovill) Steele (see Steele 
family). Children: i. Elijah, born May 17, 
1800; married, April i, 1827, Elizabeth Wil- 
son; (second) March 25, 1738, Mrs. Sarah 
Remington, at Ravenna, Ohio. 2. Dr. Avery 
Judd, born February i, 1802; married, March 
2, 1828, Mary Augusta, daughter of Cyrus 
and Rebecca (Munn) Candee : he died March 
20, 1858, at Troy. New York, where he was 
a physician. 3. Julius James Gardner, born 
June 24, 1804; died unmarried, August 17, 
1858, at Troy, New York. 4. Henry Bennett, 
born August 29, 1806; died March 13, 1894, 
at Watertown, Connecticut ; married, Novem- 
ber 19, 1832, Julia Clark; (second) Novem- 
ber 19, 1838, Emily, daughters of Merritt Sr. 
and Katurah (Smith) Clark. 5. John Ches- 
ter, born April 30, 1809 ; mentioned below. 
6. Hannah Maria, born February 4, 1812 ; 
died January 18, 1897, at Middlebury, Con- 
necticut ; married, March 22, 1840, Gould 
Smith, son of Merritt Sr. and Katurah 
(Smith) Clark. 7. Samuel William South- 
mayd, born June 20, 1814; died April, 1894, 
at Morris, Connecticut ; married, November 
26, 1846, Mary, daughter of Joel and Emma 
(French) White. 8. Millicent Parthenia, 
born December 24, 1816: married, December 
2, 1842, Rev. Ebenezer O. Beers. 9. George 
Frederick, born February 11, 1820: died July 
18, 1895, at W'atertown, Connecticut; mar- 
ried. May 4, 1841, Wealthie JMunn, who died 
December 3, 1848; (second) Abigail, daugh- 
ter of George Thomas and Almira ( Richards) 
W'ilcox. 10. Mary Augusta, born November 
14, 1822 ; married, December 29, 1847, JMer- 
ritt Clark, Jr., son of Merritt Sr. and Katurah 
(Smith) Clark, of Prospect, Connecticut. 

(IV) John Chester, son of James and 
Chloe (Steele) Skilton, was born April 30, 
1809. in Watertown, died in Plymouth, Con- 
necticut, December 29, 1851. For twenty- 
five years he was identified with the Seth 
Thomas Clock Works of Thomaston, Con- 
necticut. He married in Northfield, Connec- 
ticut, Anna, born February 18, 1810, died at 
Hartford, Connecticut, July 14, 1891, daugh- 
ter of Levi and Anna (Guernsey) Heaton. 
Children : Anna, De Witt Clinton and Chloe 

(V) De Witt Clinton, son of Jolin Chester 
and Anna (Heaton) Skilton, was born in 

Thomaston, Connecticut, January 11, 1839. 
He began his business career in 1855 in Hart- 
ford, in the dry goods trade with C. S. 
vVeatherby. In October, 1861, he entered the 
employ of the Hartford Fire Insurance Com- 
pany as a clerk in the office. On August 19, 
1862, he enlisted for the civil war service in 
Company B, Twenty-second Connecticut Vol- 
unteer Infantry, and was mustered into service 
September 20 following, as second lieutenant 
of the company. The regiment was a part 
of the Army of the Potomac under Major- 
General Heintzelman, in brigade of General 
Robert Cowdin, and later Colonel Burr Por- 
ter. On February 16, 1863, he was pro- 
moted to first lieutenant, and served with 
honor until mustered out, July 7, 1863. On 
his return to Hartford he resumed his former 
position, and December i, 1867, was chosen 
secretary of the Phoenix Fire Insurance Com- 
pany. He held that position from December 
I, 1867, to August I, 1888, when he was 
elected vice-president of the company and 
acting president. On February 12, 1891, he 
succeeded Flenry Kellogg to the presidency, 
and under his management the business grew 
rapidly. When he entered the service as sec- 
retary in 1867 the capital was $600,000, the 
assets $1,234,195, and the surplus $113,683. 
On January i, 1910, the capital had more 
than trebled, the amount being $2,000,000; 
the assets had increased to $9,941,424.23, and 
the surplus to $3,066,837.38. The premium 
income for the year 1868 was $1,219,211, 
and for the year 1909 was $4,889,175.87. 

President Skilton's career has been con- 
temporary with the years of the great growth 
in American insurance, and he has been iden- 
tified with all the organized effort, and hence 
gave much time and thought to the upbuild- 
ing of the National Association. He was 
selected by the New York City Association 
of Underwriters to represent the Connecticut 
companies of the committee which prepared 
the standard policy for fire insurance. By 
many states this form has been adopted and 
made obligatory. The Phoenix Fire Insur- 
ance Company owes much of its success to 
his able management. He is a director of the 
Hartford National Bank, and a corporator 
and trustee of the State Savings Bank. He 
is a member of the Military Order of the 
Loyal Legion of the United States, of Robert 
Tyler Post, Grand Army of the Republic, 
and of the Hartford Club. He was secre- 
tary of the National Board of Underwriters 
three years ; vice-president seven years, and 
president three years. For seven years he 
was committeeman of the West Middle School 
district. Fie is a Republican in politics, and 

I//; :' itHltiiUHLlLilliHUIliin! '.L.riii' ' ■< '''luawiHuimiiiinuwimuniiminiiinniiiiiji.iiiiii! 





is altiliatcd with the Asyhiiii Avcmic Con- 
grcj^aticjiial Churcli. 

Ho marriuil, August 8. 1865, Ann Jeancttc 
Andrews, burn Aiimi>t J5, iH^j, ilaugliter ui 
Lvman and Klizabctli (iJrown) Andrews, of 
Martforil. One child, John Lyman, horn 
June 4. 1868, <lied November i, 1887. 

(The Steele Line). 

(I) John Steele, immitcrant, was l>orn in 
coynty Essex, Lngland. and died at Farm- 
in^rton. Connecticut, November 25, 1655. He 
came to this country when a youni; man. about 
i6,^i-.^j. and settled lirsl in V'aiiibrid^'c, Mas- 
sachusetts, then in Hartford, Connecticut, and 
tinally in Farmington. His brother, Cieorge 
Steele, who also came to Hartford, <lied in 
1W13. very old. John marrietl (first) Rachel 

. in Kngland. She died in 1053. He 

married (second), soon afterward, .Mercy 
Seymour, sister of Ridiard Seymour, who 
survived him. Children : John, married 
Mercy W'arriner, who married (second) 
Thomas Hill: Lydia, married. March ,u. 
1657. James liird: Mar>-. twin with Lydia, 
married William Judd; Hannah, born 1655; 
Sar.di, born about i'\^8. married Lieutenant 
TliMmas Judd; .'^amueI. mentioneil below. The 
order of birth of the diildren is not known. 

(H) Samuel, son of John and Mercy (Sey- 
mour) Steele, was born in Fnglaml in 1626- 
27. and came witli his parents to .\nierica. 
lie was a le:idinij citizen of r'armington, Con- 
necticut ; deputy to the general assembly in 
i(/(8-(')9-72-77 ; lieutenant of the I'armington 
train l)and in i')74. He had a grant of land 
from the general court. May 9. 1672, of two 
luuulred acres. He marrie<l Slary, ilaughter 
of llun. JauKs ;ind .Mice linosey; her father 
was a i)romiiieiit citi/en i>f W'elherslieM. She 
was born .'September 10. U\^S- ''••^'1 »' l*'arm- 
ington, in 1702. Children: James, Iwrn .Au- 
gust 31, i('>44. mentioned below: Mary. De- 
cember 5, \(>-,2: Rachel. October .^o, 1654. 
livctl at W'ethersfield. married Jonathan 
Smith: Sarah. bai)tized December 29. i'»5f), 
flieil unmarried; Samuel, born March it, 
"'58-59. died young; John, baptized Decem- 
ber 10. KVji. died inimarried: Hannah, l)orn 
1688; F.benezer, August 13. |U)I, married, 
February 15. 1705. Sarah Hart. 

(HI) Captain James, son of Samuel and 
^^ary (I!otisey) Steele, was born .\ugust 31, 
1644. died May 15. 1713. He was a merchant 
in Wetliersfield. and captain of the train band. 
He married. July 19. "187, .\nna. <langhter 
of Captain Samuel and Elizabeth (Hollister) 
Welles. She was Ixirn in r^>8. at Wethers- 
field, and died in 1730. aged seventy-one. She 
ni.Trricil ( ^ccmid I Xovcmlitr 20. i~i8. I.iiiu-^ 

Dr. J.. 



tobcr 28, 1702. married U dham Hooker; 

Davi'l. Jnrtc X. i^rvi 


J ;i at 

\- ■ ■ 

ary 10, 1715. Li; 
Fr, and .^.Tmh it, 

(•• ti:c 

'= ..rn 


Sarah, July 17, 17 

mentioned below : 

married Nathan 1 

cut; Dr. .Samuel, I 

January 27;. 1724 _■;. 

I'bcnezer. .M.iy 18, 1727 

dletrin ; Jonathan, ma; 

Elizur, 1736. married, Novcnil)cr 17, 1705, 

^L^rv Rood; Lucy. June 24. 1737. married 

Jonathan Pitkin, residetl at I I 

(\) James, son of Dr. |. I/.t- 

beth (Hollister) Steele 
1719. ilifd July 27. 177; 
daughter o'f Caleb %i<j 

Cowles. granddaughter ui J..>cpii Ui«)diiiril, 
son of Thonias WmwIfMnl. whn cTme fniin 
Englaml to I . jn 

"Wm. She nM 

at lierlin, t .... .t 

Berlin: i. Mercy. 
1/(54, .Mexandcr i 
Connecticut; died in iS_^t,. j 
18, I74'>; married Lucretia 
scph. S ■ • • ' ■ - - - - 
cut. 4 

Eleazer .\^pulwali; she dicil .May 4. 1832. 
5. Thomas. Jtdv. 175?: '1'<»»t Vrvvcmlfr 13, 
1761. 6. Eliv ncd 

below. 7. J. icil 

August 3. i.s^.- ,. .,,.,. .,..,; De- 

cember. 177'!. 

(\n Flitnh. son of James and Mercy 
I < vas iKirn at Berlin. Jan- 

II. 1 1830. He was a soldier 

itl ini ■ .. I .--• . 


('•11. ill 



York ; in Captain Thomas Converse's com- 
pany, Colonel Heman Swift's regiment of 
the Connecticut Line in the Continental army, 
1781-83. He married Hannah, daughter of 
Ezekiel and Alindvvell (Barber) Scovill. 
Their daughter, Chloe, born October 2, 1780, 
married, June 30, 1799, James Skilton (see 

(The Judd Line). 
The surname Judd is one of the oldest Eng- 
lish surnames, and is identical with Jude, an 
old and now almost obsolete personal name. 
Judson and Judkins are formed from the 
same name. Henry Judde, of county Kent, 
and John Judde. of Oxfordshire, were men- 
tioned in the Hundred Rolls of 1275, and 
the family has been in Kent down to the 
present time. Sir Andrew Judd, a dealer in 
skins and furs, of London, son of John Judd, 
of Tunbridge, Kent, was mayor of London in 
1550, a man of wealth and influence. He 
endowed a grammar school in Tunbridge. His 
only child was a daughter Alice. The coat- 
of-arms of this family is : Gules, a fesse 
raguled between three boars' heads couped 
argent. It is likely that all the Judds are 
descended from this Kent family. The only 
other coat-of-arms of the Judd family is 
plainly of the same origin, and indicates re- 
lationship. The Judds of Middlesex bear: 
Gules, a fesse raguled between three boars' 
heads erased argent. Crest : on a ducal coro- 
net or, a cockatrice, wings displayed proper. 
The family was also prominent in county Es- 
sex, England. 

(I) Deacon Thomas Judd, immigrant an- 
cestor, came from England in 1633 o^" 1634, 
and settled at Cambridge, Massachusetts, 
where he had a home lot granted to him Au- 
gust, 1634. It was in that part of the town 
known as the West End, on the road to 
Watertown. He had other land granted in 
1635, and was admitted a freeman ]\Iay 25 
that year. He removed to Hartford, Con- 
necticut, in 1636, and had two acres for a 
home lot. near the "Charter Oak.'' He was 
one of the first proprietors and settlers of 
Farmington, Connecticut, and removed there 
from Hartford about 1644. His home lot was 
on the main street, and he was a substantial 
farmer and an influential man. He was dep- 
uty to the general court several times. He 
was a charter member of the Farmington 
chur-ch, and was its second deacon. He died 
November 12, 1688. aged about eighty. His 
first wife died in Farmington, and he mar- 
ried (second ) December 2, 1679, Clemence 
Mason, widow of Thomas Mason, of North- 
ampton, and resided in Northampton the re- 
mainder of his life. He was selectman there 

in 1682. Children, order of birth not known: 
Elizabeth, married, December 2j, 1653, Sam- 
uel Loomis ; William, mentioned below ; Thom- 
as, born about 1638, married Sarah Steele ; 
John, born about 1640, married Mary How- 
kins ; Benjamin, born about 1642, married 
Mary Lewis ; Mary, born about 1644, married, 
January i, 1663, Thomas Loomis: Ruth, bap- 
tized February 7, 1647, married John Steele; 
Philip, baptized September 2, 1649, married 
Hannah Loomis; Samuel, born about 1651. 

(II) Sergeant William Judd, son of Deacon 
Thomas Judd, married, March 30, 1658, Alary, 
daughter of John and Rachel Steele, of Farm- 
ington ; she died October 2, 1718, aged about 
eighty. He lived in Farmington, and was 
counted a well-to-do citizen for those days. 
The inventory of his estate was presented No- 
vember 5, 1690. His age when he died was 
about fifty-five years. Children : Alary, bap- 
tized July 22, 1660; Elizabeth, July 22, 1660, 
died young; Thomas, October 13, 1662; Wil- 
liam, January 8, 1665, died young ; Thomas, 
born 1663, mentioned below ; John, 1667 ; 
Rachel, 1670, died unmarried 1703; Samuel, 
1673 ; Daniel, 1675 : Elizabeth, 1678. 

(III) Deacon Thomas (2) Judd, son of 
Sergeant William and Mary (Steele) Judd, 
was born in 1663, and settled in Waterbury, 
Connecticut. He was a blacksmith by trade, 
and conducted a farm. He was town clerk, 
deacon of the church, captain of militia, jus- 
tice of the peace, and a deputy to the general 
court more than twenty years between 1696 
and 1733. His will was dated April 26, 1738, 
and bequeathed to his son William his silver- 
headed cane, which descended later to Syl- 
vester Judd, of Northampton. He died Jan- 
uary 4, 1747. He married, February 9, 16S8, 
Sarah, daughter of Stephen and Hannah ( As- 
trood) Freeman, who died September 8, 1738, 
aged sixty-eight. Stephen Freeman was one 
of the first settlers of Alilford, Connecticut, 
and later of Newark, New Jersey. Children : 
William, born Alay 7, 1689, mentioned below; 
Martha, September 11, 1692: Rachel, Novem- 
ber 13, 1694: Sarah, .April 23, 1697, died No- 
vember 3, 1725-26; Hannah, July 2, 1699, 
died Alarch 12, 1713 ; Alary, January 30, 1701 ; 
Elizabeth, July 23, 1704; Ruth, Alay 9, 1707; 
Stephen, November 30, 1709. died June 25, 

(I\') Captain AA'illiam (2) Judd, son of 
Thomas (2) Judd, was born May 7, 1689, 
died January 29, 1772. He lived a few years 
in Kensington Society, Farmington, now 
Berlin, and removed to Waterbury. He final- 
ly settled near the center of Westbury parish, 
now the town of Watertown. His will is 
dated January 23, 1772. He was a captain of 


iiiiliii.i. .iinl .1 upu -riii.iM\ I I i till- j^'cncral 
ctiiirl many s«.>si<>n^. IK- niarrii-il ( hr>i i Jan- 
uary 21, 1713, Mary Kixit, who dicil l)cccni- 
licr 10, 1751, (lauj^htcr of Stcplicn and Sarali 
I W'ailswortli ) KoDt. of I'arniinyton. He 
married (sccomli Hope, widow. Chil- 
dren: TiniDtliy, horn Ucccinher j8, 1713. nicn- 
ticincd below; Stephen, Anj^ust 17, 1715; 
llannal), Scptenilicr 12, 1717, died youn^; ; 
lonatlian, Octnlier 4. 17117: DanKhter, <lied 
• 'inij; : I'llnathan, Aui^nst 7. 1724; Mary. No- 
inl)er 22. 17J7; William, January 12, 1730; 
>. trail, Xovemljer 30, 171,2, dieil April 27, 

( \' ) Timothy, son of Captain William (2) 
Jiidd, was horn Dccemher 2.S, 1713. died Jan- 
uary 2^, i/f/h lie ijraduated at Yale Col- 
lc'i;e in 1737, and lived in Westhury parisli. 
lie reprcM-iited Walerhury in the ijeneral 
cmirt twenty-one sessions. l74^'-73. He was 
ajipoiiited a justice of tile jieace every year 
from May, I7')5, to May, 17S3, and held other 
offices. He married (first) .March 2(), 1744, 
Mary Clark, who died November 8, 1744, 
daii^;iiter of Thomas Clark. lie marrie(r 
(second) Octoi)er 9, 1749, Millicent .South- 
mayd, dauphter of Samuel and Marj^aret 
( Soutiimayd ) Gaylord, anil widow of John 
.^outiimayd : she was lK>rn 1720, died March 
-•'), 17<'3. He married (third) .August 8, 
17^(4. .Ann Scdijwick, widow of I'.enjaniin 
.'^cdiiwick. This provetl an unhappy niar- 
ri.iL;e, and they se])arateil. He married 
( fourth) June h. 17S0, Mary I'oote. who died 
in October, 17S2. widow of Samuel l'\Kitc. 
He married ( fifth) a widow Clauson, of Stam- 
ford. Children: Mary, Imrn December 11, 
1751 : Parthenia, .August 6, 1754. married, 
March 2i>. 1771. .\very Skilton. son of Dr. 
Henry ."^kilton, of lui.ijland (see Skilton fam- 
ily), died .March 30, 1S39: .\llyn Southmayil, 
born October, 175'^): (iiles, lx)rn (X'tobcr 20. 
1758, died September 3, 1739: Millicent, born 
\ut;ust 21. i7r)o. died .Vu^^ust 30. 1762: Tim- 
othv, born lanuarv 21. 1763. died Mav 26, 

I'he names of our families 
\\ \RXI:R are the jjroduct (^f the Middle 
.Xses. To the world a hless- 
ini;, tc^ mankind a ])oint of distinction, names 
serve a beneficial use. In tlie delineation of 
names we see the character and habits of an 
ancient pi-ople e.xjircssctl : in them we trace 
the chani.;es they have undcr^;one from the 
most remote time. 

In the southwestern jiart of Knplan<l, near 
the iKtuudary of Wale>. dwelt a race of people 
ciii;a,!:;ed in ai^ricultural pursuits. Tiiese people 
in v,l|.,!,t'iii-e were forced to protect them- 

<T, who 
f War- 

. I he 

:<". nnd 

sel\. ' 



into the warn the 

appron'-l 'iiv llr'- 








tanr. i;i 11. m. 

sliield>, and ai' 

1 art-, of the n ; ^ 

church of (Ireat \ 

Warner arms .ire 

their motto, ' 

terpreted. "\\ 

alone." The • 

tivcs of the f.r 

have l)een of .1 

authority has >t.iu<l ^tseial 

killeil in relij.;ii>us riot-, or ni;i 

liie .Man..i 

hiiinireil and < 

John Warner. >. 

tliani : his son John held it until 1473; ins 
son Henry seized of it .March 21. 1504; his 
son John, (ientleman. held it until his death 
in 1.352: he also held the .Manor of ilnisches; 
Henry, his brother, an heir, held it until his 
death in 155^1. when it jw.sscd to the heirs of 
his sister. 

Queen Klizabeth ({ranted in 150S lands to 
Sir Kdward Warner, Knight, in the M.mor of 
(iettin!.;ham. county Kent : also ^' i\- 

ley in the same county: he mar ih. 

third daughter of Sir Thoma- ;.. .. 

William Warner. Ksf|.. in tiie latter p.irt of 
the reii,'!! of Kini; Ivlward, liecame |x»ses>ed 
of .\orthwi>od .Manor, county Kent, and held 
it until his death in 1504; then his son Hum- 
phrey seized •>f if, and lie held it until 1513. 
when he willed it to his mhi \\ illiani. 

John U arner, of Fo»>t Cray. wa> sheriff i>f 
county Kent in 1442. He reccivc<l the |>osi- 
tion from his father John, who had received 
it from the government in 1395. 

Henry .\ Warner, capitalist ami real estate 
dealer, who>e business caieer from Imyhood 
has been passed iti New Haven, where he is 
widely and favorably kni>wn as one of the 
city's Icadiiij; business men and substantial 
citizens, descen<ls from one of Connecticut's 
earliest families. 

( 1) John Warner, the first of the line on 
this si.fe of the .\tlantic, ai the afre '<• t«. nt^ 
one \ears came from l-jiyland with 
who sailed in the ship "Increisc" in 



1637 he performed service in the Pequot war. 
He became one of the original proprietors of 
Hartford in 1639. In 1649 he married (sec- 
ond) Ann, daughter of Thomas Norton, of 
Guilford. Mr. Warner became an original 
proprietor and settler of the town of Farm- 
ington, Connecticut ; he united with the church 
there in 1657, and was made a freeman in 
1664. In 1673 he went to Mattatuck (Water- 
bury) to ascertain if it was a desirable place 
to settle, and was a patentee of that place in 
1674. It was his intention to move thither, 
but he died in 1679, leaving a widow, Mar- 

(IV) John (2) Warner, a descendant of the 
John Warner mentioned above, was a captain 
in the Connecticut state guards, and served 
in Governor Waterburv's state brigade, assist- 
ing in the defense of the seacoast in 1781. 
The long hill between Plymouth and the town- 
ship now known as Thomaston was for many 
years called Warner Hill in his honor. From 
him our subject is descended. 

(V) John (3), son of John (2) Warner, 
married and had a son Abijah. mentioned be- 

(VI) Abijah, son of John (3) Warner, 
married Betsey, daughter of Jason Fenn. 

(VII) Gains Fenn, son of Abijah Warner, 
was born in 181 1, in that part of the town 
of Plymouth known as Town Hill, in Litch- 
field county, and was the youngest of three 
children. He was but six years old when his 
fatlier died, and until his marriage remained 
at home with his mother. At the age of 
twenty-one he wedded Harriet Jackson, of 
Bethlehem, that county, and the young couple 
settled in their own home. For about three 
years Mr. Warner worked the farm, and then 
moved to Waterville. His two daughters, 
Helen and Harriet, were born during his resi- 
dence in Plymouth ; his son, Henry A., in 
Waterville, Connecticut. About the year 1847 
he found his life work. He met a man who 
was in the business of manufacturing malle- 
able iron castings, and who so urged him to 
enter this work that he finally decided to go 
with him to Straitsville and investigate for 
himself. He soon moved his family to that 
place, and so well succeeded in the new ven- 
ture that when the buildings were burned to 
the ground he removed the works to New 
Haven, many of the principal workmen going 
with him. In this line he had the monopoly, 
and his was the largest concern of the kind 
in the country. Mr. Warner passed the re- 
mainder of his life in that city, active alike 
in commercial, religious and benevolent circles, 
and widely known and beloved. 

It was during Mr. Warner's residence in 

Plymouth that the Congregational church in 
that village was built, and he threw his superb 
energies and strength into that enterprise. He 
hauled much of the timber from the woods to 
the mill, and from there to the church lot. 
At "raising day"' all the town turned out to 
help, and afterward all were served, as was 
the custom of the time, to doughnuts, raised 
cake and cider. When he removed to Straits- 
ville, at that time a very small village, Mr. 
Warner deplored the fact that no regular 
church services were held there, and he very 
soon made arrangements whereby theological 
students from New Haven should preach in 
the small chapel each Sunday for the sum of 
ten dollars and their board. His house was 
freely opened for their accommodation, and 
very often the compensation was largely given 
from his own pocket. As he grew in pros- 
perity he was ever ready to respond to numer- 
ous calls for benevolence, both public and 
private, which were made upon him, notably 
that of home and foreign missions, growing 
.stronger each year of his life. Mr. Warner 
was a man of few words, and while ever 
friendly to those who were so fortunate as to 
possess his love and confidence, he showed a 
true and loyal heart, to be relied upon in any 
extremity. In his family he was the faithful 
husband, the kindest of fathers, and his house 
was ever open to all his friends. 

In the year i860 ]\Ir. Warner decided to 
build a new residence, and purchased a fine 
lot on Chapel street of about one and a half 
acres, in the center of the city, opposite Yale 
College, where he erected the substantial 
house now occupied by the Union League 
Club, in the rear of which is now the Hyper- 
ion Theater, and on the western side Warner 
Hall, an apartment building, erected and man- 
aged by his son, Henry A. Warner. It is 
characteristic of Mr. Warner that, when ques- 
tioned by a member of the college faculty as 
to his venture in laying out this acre or more 
of ground, stocking it with fruit trees, foun- 
tain, grapery and ornamental shrubs, lest he 
should suffer invasion by mischievous boys of 
the college, to reply: "I shall not molest them, 
and I don't think they will ever trouble me," 
and they never did. After moving to his new 
home he gave his best Christian efforts to the 
welfare of the College Street Church, which 
building joined his land on the eastern side, 
and was an earnest helper and exemplary 
member until his death, in October, 1870. He 
died as he had lived, in full trust and faith in 
his Saviour and God, since when, in 1837, 
during a strong religious movement through- 
out the entire country, he and his young wife 
united \\-ith the clmrch in Plvmouth Center. 


j (\ 111) Henry A., si.ii .,i (j;iiii> l-'enn War- 

I ner, was .NIarcli lo, 184J, at Watcrville. 
in tile town ot W aterlniry, ami wa> six years 
■ Id when tlie family settled in Now Haven, 
riiere. in tlic puhlic ami private >cIuk>1s, antl 
I General Russell's and Hopkins jjrammar 
liool. he received his education, anil was 
|.repared for a business career. I'or many 
\cars he was an iron inanuiacturer, continu- 
inji his father's large concern, and he has since 
dealt in pipe, in which line his elTorls have 
met with deserved success. Returning east 
after the Chicago tire. .Mr. Warner stn|>pcd 
at .\kron. Ohio, and fomid a make of pipe 
which had not been introduccil east, where 
imported Scotch pipe ami a slip glaze pipe 
from .New Jersey were in use. However, 
they were soon superseded by the Ohio pipe, 
which Mr. Warner introduced and sold 
throughout -New England. For many years 
he received royalty on all i)ipes mailc from 
this clay and sold cast. He has also dealt 
lensively in real estate, and is proprietor of 
o Warner Hall .\partment Hotel, ^t No. 
14 Chapel street. New Haven. .\t the time 
the erection of this bniltling, which was 
t Hrst six-story building erected in Connec- 
iil. he gave it the name of "Warner Hall," 
lite imaware that there had been a "Warner 
i ill " at the Manor of F^ikeUham. which was 
^ anted to John Warner of "Warner Hall" 
in Great Walthani. Englaml. Mr. Warner re- 
sides at 61 J Whitney avenue, .New Haven, 
• "nnnccticut. 

Mr. Warner married Gertrude E. Morton. 
I r. and Mrs. Warner's religious connections 
are with the Plymouth Congregational Church 
of New Haven, which was formerly the Col- 
lege Street Churcii. of which he has been a 
deacon. Mr. Warner's pulitical atVdiations arc 
w ith the Repid)Iican jiarty : but w hile ever in- 
terested in politics and public affairs, he has 
kept aloof from party warfare, and has never 
held pidilic office. He is a member of the 
Union League. Voimg Men's Republican 
Clui>. Sons of the .\mcrican Revolution. 
Chamlier of Commerce. Country Club, and 
was sergeant major of the .'>econd Company 
Governor's Horse Guard. Mr. Warner has 
two sisters living. Mrs. Helen L. Cowles. 
widow of I.uman Cowles. anil Harriet W. 
Mcrwin. wife of Thomas P. Mcrwin. all of 
Now Haven. 

I John Eaton, the first of the line 
E.\TON here imdcr consiileration. is re- 
corded as taking the freeman's 
oath. May J5. irt^^i. Hi* wife. Abigail, ac- 
companied by tw'i children, embarked for 
\iu F'ngland in tb<' -l"i> "Elizabeth and 




tbic tiiat 


.... 7t 

his wiic Alice I!, uul recorded. 

(Ill) Ih^ma-:. "ion of }nhn 121 and Mice 
E;.t ,..„, 

"T k. 

^'•^> d. 

where li. ,ri of his 1 !it. 

He mail {.orn in 1 m 

1748. tlfttcii d.i;, > .liter tile death tA hci Im,-.- 
band. daughter oi .Nathaniel Gav. 

(IV, - - ' ■■ ■ • :i., 

(Gay) I ,,. 

necticut. 1, , ,i^ 

to the ncighlMiring town 01 > m 

17^7. and lived therp flic iTen' us 

life. He held 1 " ' „, 

and for a tinu 

urer. He mar; -,,,,.. .i.n.^.u., .., y .^^^. 

tain John and Sarah Parry. 

(V) .Abel, son of .Nathaniel and Esther 
( Parry) Eaton, was liorn at WixidMock. Con- 
necticut, 1734. the youngest of thirteen chil- 
dren. He went to Concord. New York, in 
I7'>|). and there served as deacon of the church 
and captain of a military company. He later 
removed to Greene comity. I'.etwccn 1776 
and 1780 he was absent from h.mi- for a 
considerable period, and it is i;it 

he was then on service in tin yy 

war. He married .Ann .\zuba lim ,, .1 k.'x- 
bury. He died in Cairo. New York, in 1812. 

(\'l) .Amos, son of .\bcl and \nii \/:l..i 
(Hurd) Eaton, was born at Cli ■ 
bia county, New York, in I77'>. 
New York, May f\ 1842. \\ lien i ■ :rti;i.n 
years of age he was selected to deliver a 
Fourth of July oration in his native town. 
With his own hands he made the necessary 
instruments for surveying, and siH.n l>egan 
work as a surveyor of the neighboring farms. 
He was a student at Williams College, from 
which institution he graditaie<i in 1770. He 
became a lawyer, bni bis career a^ vucii ter- 
minated unfortunately, and m iSi; ! 1 ..: "icd 
natural science as his pr n 
became an interesting Ic' ■■ c« 
being in : -id. and 111 iSiu Ik was 
invited b DeWitt Clinton to lec- 
ture bef.1i> ,.,,,,,..> I ^ of t'"- ' ■■ ' ■ !Ic 

was afterward employed 11 

\'an Rensselaer to make a g- 

ricultural survey of the flistnci a.ljwiniiig the 
Erie canal, and his report, published in 1824, 
was one of the • ' ' ■ kind in 
.\merica. Th< iicd hi 

iS.>.) ibr m1„„ ;i as the 



Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Troy, 
New York, and Mr. Eaton was made the 
senior professor ; here he spent the remainder 
of his life. He published many text books, 
and kindled in the breasts of many young men 
a love for science, which in time made their 
names famous and immortal. Professor 
Eaton was married four times. His second 
wife. Sally, daughter of Eleazer and Try- 
phena (Beebe) Cady, born at Canaan, New 
York, 1780, died at New Haven, Connecticut, 
July 13, 1810. 

(VII) Brevet Major-General Amos B. 
Eaton, son of Amos Eaton, was born in 
Greene county. New York, in 1806. He 
graduated from ^Vest Point in 1826, and was 
at once assigned to garrison duty, serving in 
the war with Mexico. At the breaking out 
of the civil war he was made chief of the 
commissary service, with headquarters at New 
York City, and was also purchasing commis- 
sary for the armies in the field. Millions of 
money passed through his hands in the dis- 
charge of the duties of the important posi- 
tions assigned to him, and in the selection of 
General Eaton the government was particu- 
larly fortunate. 

(VTII) Professor Daniel Cady Eaton, only 
son of Brevet Major-General Amos B. Eaton, 
was born at Fort Gratiot, Michigan Territory, 
in 1834. XAHiile a student at Yale, where he 
graduated in 1857, he was a zealous student 
of botany, and the three years after gradua- 
tion were spent in the Lawrence Scientific 
School of Harvard University, where he re- 
ceived the degree of Bachelor of Science in 
i860. In 1864 he was elected to the newly 
founded University professorship of botany 
at Yale, which he held until his death. He 
married, in 1866, Caroline, daughter of Tread- 
well Ketcham, of New York City. 

(IX) George Francis, second son of Pro- 
fessor Daniel Cady and Caroline (Ketcham) 
Eaton, was born in New Haven, Connecticut, 
May 20, 1872. He graduated from Yale Col- 
lege in 1894. and took up the study of oste- 
ology and palaeontology with Professor 
Marsh; he is now (1910) curator of the Os- 
teological Collection in the Peabody Museum 
of Yale University. He married, (October 24, 
1899. Julia Henrietta, daughter of Thorvald 
Frederick Hammer, of Branford, Connecticut. 
Two sons. Frederick Selden, of the tenth gen- 
eration, born July 15, 1900, and Richard Law- 
rence, April 17, 1906. 

(\ II) Daniel Cadv, son of Amos 
EATON (q. v.) and Sally '(Cady) Eaton, 
was born in the village of Cats- 
kill, New York, June 17, 1805. .A.s soon as 

possible he devoted himself to business. When 
a very young man he went to New York and 
found employment in the wholesale dry goods 
establishment of Doughty & Robinson, of 
Pearl street, where subsequently he was ad- 
mitted to partnership. In 1845 he retired from 
business and went to Evlrope. In 1847 he 
again went to Europe, accompanied by his 
family. From 1849 until 1852 he was in New 
York devoting himself to finance and politics. 
In 1852 he and John A. Dix were the leaders 
of the conservative side of the New York City 
Democracy. Under President Pierce Mr. Dix 
expected to be appointed Minister to France, 
and Mr. Eaton expected to be made Collector 
of the Port. Disappointed in their expecta- 
tions, they went abroad with their families 
and remained away until the death of Mr. 
Eaton in Paris, June 11, 1855, when the two 
families returned to America. Mr. Eaton was 
fond of France, devoted to the fine arts, and 
instilled his tastes into, his son. In addition 
to his son he left a daughter, who became the 
wife of George S. Brown, of Baltimore, of 
the banking house of Brown Bros. & Com- 
pany. The wife of Mr. Eaton was a grand- 
daughter of General James Livingston, of the 
well-known family and of revolutionary fame. 
(VIII) Daniel Cady (2), son of Daniel 
Cady (i) Eaton, was born at Johnstown, New 
York, June 16, 1837. He was at school in 
Paris, France, when ten years of age, and 
upon his return to the United States attended 
the Grammar School of Columbia College 
until 1852, when he again went abroad and 
pursued studies in Geneva, Gottingen, Rome 
and Paris until the death of his father in 
Paris, June, 1855. He entered Yale College 
in 1856 and was graduated in i860 with the 
degree of B.A. He entered the Columbia 
College Law School in i860: was admitted to 
the bar in Albany, New York, in 1861, a 
year ahead of his class, hoping for and ex- 
pecting the position of judge advocate on the 
staff of General John A. Dix. .Disappointed 
in this, he joined the Seventh Regiment New 
York State Militia, and was with it during its 
second term of service under the United 
States. After the return of the regiment from 
Baltimore he v^'as drill master of the One 
Hundred and Fifty-fifth New York \'olun- 
teers expecting to be appointed its major. He 
was, however, seized with a fever, contracted 
during his service, and for over six months 
was an invalid. During the New York City 
draft riots he served on the staff of General 
Miller. After the riots were over he was 
gazetted colonel of a regiment that was never 
raised. His military career was gloriously 
ended by hi:; name appearing in the list of the 


l;i-i ■ I'll I |>-. a draft wliich. unfor- 

iiinatcly tor liim. \va> not tnlorccd. In iK/jj 
he- received from \'alc the ileyrcc of M.A. 
After a residence of several years aliruad he 
was, in iH'xj, appointed to the newly «rstab- 
lishcd jjrofessorslii]) of the History and triti- 
cisrn of Art in \'ale Collej^e. He reNij^iuil lii- 
professorsliip in iHjt) hecause the cor|»pralioii 
would not Ljivc hin) a iKisition outside oi the 
art school, where his |)osition was sulxirdinate 
and disa;,'reeai)le and where his activities were 
of very little, if any, henefit to the collcRC. 
I'roni 1S7S until ahout HKX5 his time was 
pa>se<l in stndyiiii,' the history of the tine arts 
abroad and in writin;,' and lectnrinj; on the 
subject at home. When lladley was elected 
president of Yale L'niversity he was otTerccl 
ami accepted a university professorshi]). This 
he held until retired for aj^e in 1907 with the 
title of I'jneritus. Apart fronj pamphlets, 
magazine and newspaper articles on various 
subjects, he is the author of a "llanilbook of 
Greek and Koman Scilpture," Hoston, James 
K. Os},'ood & Company, 1884, and of "A 
Handbook of .Modern French I'aintinj;," 
Dodd, Mead & L'omj)any. New N'ork, I'jcx^. 
He is now ( tgiot at work on a "Handbook 
of I-'rench Sculpture", which he hopes to 
puMi-^h next year. 

This family sccnis to have been 
IIAKI-.K connected with various important 
afTairs of the colony from its 
lirst settlement. September 3, it/>4, Claes 
Jaiisen I 'acker was one of the signers of a 
petition to Ciovernor Stiiyvesant to surrender 
New .\msterdam to the ICuRlish on account of 
the defenceless condition of the town. Octo- 
ber 21. 1(1(14. amonij those who took the oath 
of allej^iance to the l-"n,uli~h in New ^'ork 
City were: Claes Jansen liacker, llendrick 
Janzen Hacker. Reinier Willemzen Hacker, 
and Jacob Macker. husband of Marijrict Stiiy- 
vesant. Decemlier 24. ifi/.V I'laes Jansen 
Backer and another are on rccortl in connec- 
tion with the sale of a house. March t", 
l(>~4. llendrick Willemse I'acker was worth 
two thousand guilders, and Reinier 1 '.acker 
was worth five thousand guilders. Jacoli 
Backer and Claes Jansen i'acker were not 
assessed at this time, and it is probable that 
they had already left the city for New Jer- 
sey. June 15, i'>74. llendrick ile ISacker and 
:i number of others petitioned that each of 
them may be ;,Mven anri granted a piece of 
ground on Stalen Island at the mouth of the 
Kill von Kull, and they were deferred in the 
matter of this reip'est to the time of the dis- of the lands. In \])ril, \h~fi, .Margriet 
Stt'vvcsanf Hackir obtained a patent for two 




nan ' 

lb. N 

came, is 

and anioiu '■-■- 

we fimi the n 

Backer or llaki 

chasers in Bergm. m 

ifi6S. Littell. in his , s 

an account of '■- ' 

tion. Thomas n 

England and s, : ,,1 

from thence remove 

now I'nion. New J»-t .f 

Thomas Baker, the iinnn-rani m 

L^nion to the I'assaic valley, t f 

New Providence, and there 1. 

tracts of land. He married H 

son, on the Rahw.iy river. an<l 

Thomas : William, married Racial \ rtUiitiiic . 

Daniel: Nathan; Sarah: I-'lizal-eth. Henry 

Baker, who was not t. ' • ' \n 

to Thomas Maker. tn 

Wesifield Church t-'u r- 

ried I'hebe Hedges, of !.• ul 

children: naniel. Junr ^ 1 ,r- 

ried lemima W iiail'..iii. Jtitiiiiah; 

Jonathan: I'Ik The descendants 

of l)otb are Irai . 1 ■> ! 1. 11. 

(I) C'laes Jaiis/eri Kiist nnrric<l (first) 
Aechtje Comelis : ( second I July 21. i'«47. 
acconling to the record in the Hutch Re- 
formed t'hurch of New N'orW t'iiv, (Icprtjc 
Nanniiu'ks, wi " 

( II ) Claes (1 . n 

and (K-ertjc ' ) 

Kusf. was l>aptize<! d 

Church of New ^'oi ■ d 

June «. irif>8. 

(HI) Ilendricus, .s tic Itecker. 

was born ' " " ^' 

( I\ ) ' I of Hendricus dc Back- 

er, was li :; ^;aten Island, (Jctoltcr 3i. 


(\"> Wiltinm Bnt-er. «"n of Ntmlitit* de 
Ba.' ■ ■ ,rd 

at 'It 

to 1 i , .-•.th 

his son John .M.. and died there. He married 
F-lizabeth Fose. 



(VI) John AL, son of William and Eliza- 
beth (Fose) Baker, was born October 2, 1788, 
baptized in the Tappan Dutch Reformed 
Church, November 6, 1788, died in 1863. He 
ran away from his home during his youth, but 
must later have become reconciled to his par- 
ents, for they came to live with him. He had 
a nephew, Benjamin, living at Honeoye Falls, 
New York, who has children : Claude, Ed- 
ward, Frank and others. John M. Baker was 
a carpenter and cabinetmaker. He married 
Hetty Meddaugh, of La Grange, Dutchess 
county, New York, born in 1778. died in 
1853, and their gravestones may be seen in 
the Freedom Plains church3'ard. Children : 

I. Aaron, married (first) ; (second) 

Adaline Meddaugh ; children of first mar- 
riage : Melissa. John Peter, Edwin ; children 
of second marriage : Mary Ann, Amelia and 
Eugenia. 2. Levi, see forward. 

(VII) Levi, youngest child of John M. and 
Hetty (Meddaugh) Baker, was born at La 
Grange, Dutcbess county, New York, Au- 
gust 6. 1819, died in Kingston, New York, 
September 6, 1898. He received a common 
school education, and learned the trade of a 
merchant tailor in Poughkeepsie. New York, 
which he followed for many years, employing 
a number of journeymen. After his retire- 
ment from business he removed to Kingston, 
New York, where the last twelve years of 
bis life were spent. He was an earnest worker 
in the cause of temperance, was a charter 
member of the Dutch Reformed church of 
Poughkeepsie, also an elder. He married 
(first) August 23, 1841, Mary Ann Jewell, 
born April 30, 1824, died February i, 1843. 
He married (second) May 5, 1845, Emily 
Brown, of Rhinebeck, New York, born Jan- 
uary II, 1825, now living in Kingston, New 
York, daughter of Sebastian and Eliza (Bard) 
Brown, and a great-granddaughter of Major 
John Pawley, the famous officer of the colon- 
ial and revolutionary wars. Children, all of 
second marriage: i. Francis Marion, born 
March 24. 1848: lives at Providence, Rhode 
Island, and is a commercial traveler ; married 
(first) Kate Emighie and had children : 
Henry N.. Amy, Bertram Francis : married 
(second) Abby Perry Dennis, of Bristol, 
Rhode Island. 2. DcWitt Levi, January 31, 
1851, died ATarch 26, 1854. 3. Mary Helen, 
December 2, 1854 ; lives in Kingston. New 
York. 4. Willard, see forward. 5. Carrie, 
July 18, 1862 : married Edgar Eltinge Keator, 
who died June 18, 1894: has one son. Harold 

(VIII) Willard, third son of Levi and 
Emily (Brown) Baker, was born in Pough- 
keepsie, New York, October 27. 1858. He 

acquired his education in the public and high 
schools of his native town, commenced the 
study of law in the office of Hughes & Baker, 
at Amenia, New York, and was admitted to 
the bar of Litchfield county, Connecticut, in 
1880. In 1883 he was admitted to the bar in 
New York. At first he established himself in 
the practice of his profession at i\.menia. and 
later at Sharon, Connecticut, where he has had 
an office since that time, 1886. He has not 
confined his activities to the legal profession, 
but has been a leading spirit in a number of 
business enterprises, as well as taking a fore- 
most interest in the public welfare of the com- 
munity. He was one of the organizers, and 
until recently a director, of the Sharon Water 
Company ; an organizer and director of the 
Sharon Electric Light Company and of the 
Sharon Telephone Company. For a number 
of years he served as an officer of the first 
district, and is a trustee of the Sharon Library 
Association. As clerk of the probate court 
of his district he has done excellent service 
for many years. He was appointed post- 
master of the town in 1897, ^nd since that 
time he has filled that office v.'ith credit to 
himself and to the satisfaction of all who have 
its welfare at heart. He is active in the af- 
fairs of the First Congregational Church and 
since 1895 has been a memb^ of the stand- 
ing committee of the society. He is a mem- 
ber of the local council of the Royal Arcanum. 
Mr. Baker married. April 30, 1887, Nellie A. 
Hitchcock, of Unionville, Connecticut, daugh- 
ter of Elmer and Mary (Gorman) Hitchcock. 
Children : Mildred Hitchcock, born January 
3, 1895 ; Marion Brown, August 18, 1900. 

The surname Noble is of great 
NOBLE antiquity in England. It "first 
appears in the reign of Richard 
1., and has been common since then. Several 
noted merchants of the name lived in Edin- 
burgh. Various families of the name bore 
arms and the principal seats of the family 
were in Cornwall. Belson and Bishop's Ten- 
tor, county Devon, and Marming. near Maid- 
stone, county Kent. The latter family bore 
these arms: Or two lions passant guard, in 
pale azure between as many flaunches of the 
last ; over all a fesse gules charged with three 
bezants. Crest : A lion passant azure. 

(I) Thomas Noble, the immigrant ances- 
tor, was born as early as 1632, in England, 
and died in Westfield, Massacliusetts, Feb- 
ruarv 20. 1704, aged at least seventy-two 
years. He was an early settler at Spring- 
field. Massachusetts, coming thither from 
Boston, where he was an inhabitant, January 
5, 1653. He had an account at the store of 


J ;:ii I'yiichon in Si)iini,'tield, and the account 
book shows tliat he visited England soon af- 
ter removing from Boston. In i<V)4 lie witli 
others was given leave to set up a saw mill 
on a "brook below Ensign Cooper's farmc 
over Agawam River." lie was an assessor 
of the town. lie had lands granted to iiim 
in W'estticld, in July, l666, on cf>nditiiin of 
settlement, and the grant was renewed Jan- 
uary 9, 1668. He settled there as early as 
January 21. \6(^. and was on a committee 
to decide the boundary lines. His homestead 
was al)Out two miles and a half fmm the 
present center of the town. lie served as 
constable, and took the oath of allegiance, 
January 23, 1678. He joined the Westtield 
Churcli, February 20, 1681, and was adnutted 
a freeman, October 12. \(&i. Me was fined 
five shillings at one time for traveling on a* 
fast day. His home was exposeil to Indian 
attacks during King rhiliji's war. kev. Dr. 
Davis says "One night during family pray- 
ers, (iray Lock (an olil Indian), ste])ped up 
and pulled the string and let the d(K)r swing 
open, and as soon as all was cpiiet. he would 
pull the string again. Mr. Noble was per- 
suaded l>y his friends to move into lown. (.iray 
Lock said he iiad several opportunities of kill- 
ing most of his children at a shot, but did not 
want scalps as much as captives." On March 
2. \(r^\, Thomas Noble was chosen county 
surveyor. He was a tailor by trade. His will 
was dated May 11. 1697, •'"^ proved Sep- 
tember 5, 1704. He marrieil, November i, 
1660. H;mnah. born in SpringfieM. .-Vugust 17. 
1643. only daughter of William and Joanna 
(Scant I \\'arriner. .She joined the W'estfield 
church. November 11, \(iki. She married 
(seconil), January 24. 1705. Deacon Medad 
Pomeroy, of Northampton. Children : John, 
born March 6, i6<i2: Hannah, born February 
24, ifi64: Thomas, born January 14, 1666; 
Matthew; Mark, mentioned below; Elizabeth, 
born February 9, 1673: Luke, born July 15, 
1675: |.nne<. born October 1. i'>77: .Mary, 
born June 20, 1(180: Rebecca, born January 
4. 1683. 

(in Mark, son of Thomas Noble, was born 
in W'estfield. aliout if 170, and died there, .April 
\(\ 1741. He was a farmer and was chosen, 
in 1718. surveyor for the town and county 
roads; in 1720 constable: and in 1722. to seat 
the meeting. In 1725 he was tythingman. On 
.•\pril 8, 1741, a few days before his death, he 
executeil a deed giving his property to his 
sotis John and Noah Noble. He married, in 
1698, Mary or Mercy Marshall, who died 
May T2. 1733, daughter of Samuel and Re- 
becca (Newberry) Marshall, of Northamp- 
ton. She joined the W'estfield church. De- 

cemlier 23. .,■■.% • i'l'"^-- ' ■•■ ^^ • 

fiebl: Noah, born M.i 
ber 7, 1703; Mary, \> 

.Vbigail, born July 7, 1704,», l»ufh De- 
cember 21, 1706; Miriam, born Januar>- 4, 
1710; Noah, bom May 23. 1713. mentioned 

(Ill) Noah, son of Mark Noble, was t>om 
in W'estfield, May 23, 1713. He dic<I there 
alxiut 1781, aged ntw^nt irtv rir^^t He 
joined the W'e>-i! 
ing become a ."^^ 

uary 3, 17- ' 1 

the same i 

.Voble, all. 

uary 17, 1737, Sarah liarber, 01 
Massachusetts. She wri<; K.rn. i 
cembcr 4.1 
(Smith) I 

f'>. 1707. aL,^ . . .^.,. 

l>orn December 19, 1737: 

1730. mcntiiiiied below; M. 

1741; Zenas, November 30. i74.<. i 

December 18. 1745; Joel. I"ebrii;iry _••, 

.Sarah, June 30, 1750; I" 

(I\') Gad, son of ,, was born 

in W'estfield. .August j. . , li tlie<| there 

.March 9. 1823. He was among the ilrnfted 
men who during the .American n-vi^l-itinn 
went. September, 1776. to New '. • 

months. He resided alxmt nne • 

W'estfield Centre, nn the ri ' • 
field. He was a farmer, ,i' 
ern. He married, March ^ , <•. 

who was born .May l. 1744, daiii;bltr «>i Sam- 
uel and Catherine (Fowler^ Noble, of West- 
field. She dic<l January 23. 1810. Children: 
Lucy. b<irn .April 29. i/rtiS; Catherine, June 
2, 17^19 : Gad. June 20. 1771; Enoch, March 
5- ^77}>- inentione<l below ; Naomi. July 31. 
1775: Elijah. March 9, 1778: Elisha. Septem- 
ber 15. 1780. died young; Elisha. March 8, 
1782; Naomi, .August 31, 1784. 

(\') Enoch. «on of Gad Noble, was horn 
in W'estfield. March 5. 1773, and died in 
Richmond, or W'illiston, \'emiont. Januarv 
29. 1856. He resided in Bristol, Connecticut, 
from 1795 through 1800; in Hartland, Con- 
necticut, i8oo-i8<yi: in Richmond. \'ermont, 
1806-56. He married. Novemlier 18. 1795. 
Caroline Matilda, who was lxirn July 17. 
1771. daughter of lolnnol Seth .'^mith, of 
New Hartford. Connecticut. She dicil \ii- 
gust 8, 1849. He was a man of untir- 
dustry, both as a farmer and a bl.-»i ; 
He brought up his c' ' ' 
pressing on their mi- 

and economy. He u.: ^ 

eminently social in his habits, an 
tioned integrity. Never tied to , 



variably voted for the candidate, in his opin- 
ion, best fitted for the place, without regard 
to his political sentiments. He was one of 
the first volunteers in the war of 1812. He 
was in the battle of Plattsburg, and performed 
service at Sackett's Harbor, for which he re- 
ceived a pension. The story is told of him 
that when on his way to Plattsburg, some one 
asked of him : "How long do you intend to 
stay?" "Stay," was his answer, "I shall stay 
as long as a Briton remains to invade our 
soil !"' Following the faith of his parents, at 
the age of twelve years he united with the 
Baptist church, but subsequently embraced 
the doctrine of universal salvation. Children : 
Amureth Smith, born March 3, 1800, men- 
tioned below ; Warham, September 28, 1802 ; 
Amelia, August 3. 1805 ; Alonzo, June 3, 
1805: Caroline Matilda, December i, 181 1; 
Maria, April 7, 1817. 

(VI) Amureth Smith, son of Enoch Noble, 
was born in Bristol, March 3, 1800. He mar- 
ried (first) September 5, 1826, Ruth, who 
was born in Williston, Vermont, January 24, 
1808, daughter of Calvin and Ruth Murray. 
She died in Richmond, February 2, 1827. He 
married (second), October 28, 1829, Susan, 
who was born in Hinesburgh, \'ermont, Feb- 
ruary 18, 1808, daughter of Captain Daniel 
and Susan ( McClave) Patrick. She died in 
Chester, Vermont, March i, 1875. He re- 
sided in Richmond until 1S37: in Hinesburgh, 
1837-65; in Rutland, 1865-69; and he moved 
to Chester in 1869. Children: Daniel Patrick, 
born August 12, 1830: Ruth Maria, born June 
20, 1832; Henry Smith, October 8, 1845, 
mentioned below. 

(VH) Dr. Henry Smith Noble, son of 
Amureth Smith Noble, was born at Hines- 
burg, Vermont, October 8, 1845, and attended 
the public schools there. He prepared for 
college in the Green Mountain Institute at 
South Woodstock, Vermont, and entered 
Tufts College, from which he was graduated 
with the degree of A.B. in 1869. He studied 
his profession in the College of Physicians 
and Surgeons of New York City and received 
the degree of M.D. in the class of 1871. He 
received the degree of LL.D. from Tufts 
College in 1905. He was an interne at the 
Hartford City Hospital for a time, and be- 
gan to practice medicine at Chester, Vermont, 
where he was located for seven years and a 
half. He was then appointed assistant super- 
intendent of the Hartford Retreat. Subse- 
quently he became an assistant in the Aliclii- 
gan State Asylum for the Insane at Kala- 
mazoo, and was afterward assistant physician 
of the Connecticut State Insane Asylum at 
Middletown. Connecticut, serving there 1885- 

98. He was then assistant superintendent of 
the same institution from 1898 to 1901 and has 
been superintendent since then. He is well 
known throughout the country as an able and 
successful alienist. He is a member of the Am- 
erican Medical Association ; the Connecticut 
Medical Society ; the Middlesex County Med- 
ical Society ; the American Academv of Medi- 
cine ; the American Medico-Phychological As- 
sociation ; the New York Neurological So- 
ciety ; Olive Branch Lodge, Free Masons, of 
Chester, Vermont, of which he was formerly 
senior warden. In religion he is a Universal- ; in politics a Republican. 

He married, March 14, 187 1, Edna Jane, 
born August 12, 1846, daughter of John and 
Rose (Lowell) Chafifee. They have no chil- 

Franklin Pierce Carter, founder 
CARTER of the Carter & Hakes Ma- 
chine Company, of -Winsted, 
Connecticut, in which he holds a number of 
important offices, is possessed of many ad- 
mirable qualities which have drawn about him 
in public as well as private life a large circle 
of friends. While he has never sought public 
office, but allowed the office to seek the man, 
he has been honored in this respect a number 
of times by his fellow citizens, and has filled 
the offices to which he has been elected with 
honor and ability. The Carters came original- 
ly from England, and were among the earliest 
settlers in this country. In his maternal line, 
Mr. Carter traces his descent back to the 
"Mayflower" Puritans. 

( I ) Robert Carter, immigrant ancestor, 
was born in England about 1675, died at Kil- 
lingworth, Connecticut, November 6, 175 1. 
He sailed from Bristol, England, for Amer- 
ica, about 1700, was a shipwright by trade, 
and had a business as a ship builder at what 
is now Clinton, Connecticut. The name of 
his wife has not been preserved. Children : 
Benjamin, William, see forward, John, Sam- 
uel, Mary, Nathaniel, Joseph. 

(II) William, son of Robert Carter, immi- 
grant, was born at Killingworth, Connecticut, 
in 1702, and joined the church at that place 
in 1725. Not long after he removed to Guil- 
ford. Connecticut, and from thence to Wal- 
lingford, in the same state. In the latter 
town he married. May 3, 1733, Ann, daugh- 
ter of Theophilus and Sarah (Street) Yale. 
Children: 'Thaddeus, see forward: a daugh- 
ter, born November 20, 1738; William, born 
November 14, 1748 ; perhaps others. 

fllD Thaddeus, son of William and Ann 
(Yale) Carter,,was born at Wallingford, Con- 
necticut, April 8, 1735. Fie served as a sol- 





dier during llic rLVolution, being in Cai)tain 
Isaac LVxjk's company in 1775, and removed 
to Litclificld, Connecticut, prior to I7'^3. lie 
marric<i Lucy, daughter of lilislia Andrews, 
granddaughter of Samuel Andrews, and great- 
granddaughter of William Andrews, the immi- 
grant ancestor. They iiati a number of chil- 

(IV) Noah .^ndrews, son of Thaddeus 
and Lucy (Andrews) Carter, was born at 
Wallingford. Connecticut, in 1777, died in 
Barkhamsted in 1830. lie was a verv voung 
child wiicn his parents remove ' • ' '■ ■ ' ' 
and from thence he removed i 

he was one of tlic pioneer p' 
Methodist Episcopal church in Connecticut. 
Prior to this time he liad been adopted by his 
maternal uncle, tiic Rev. Noah Andrews, for 
whom lie had been name<l. His <ecular oc- 
ciipatiiin was that of fanning, and for many 
years the visiting clergymen of the Metliodist 
Episcopal denomination were entertained at 
his home in r.ristol. In 1815 he removed 
to r.arkhamsted, where he spent the remainder 
of his life. He married, in 1798, Lydia Gay- 
lord, of Plymouth. Connecticut, who \va> born 
in 1778. Cliiblrcn: Cidoc. Ixjrn (^ctuln-r 23, 
1799: Thaddeus Andrew*, March 29, 1802; 
Polly, .\ugust 24, 1804 ; Evitts, December 24, 
1806: Hiram, see forward; Joseph Henry, 
November i, 181 2: Caroline, May 2^, 1S15; 
Rispah ; Lydia. 

(V) Hiram, son of Noah .Andrews and 
L\dia (Gaylord) Carter, was l^^rn in Hris- 
tol, Connecticut, January 29, 1810. died in 
Barkhamsted, Connc-timf. rcbrnary 20, 
1861. He V. when he 
came tn Hat > nts. and 

receiveil hi-- i , ... !;l schools 

of the town. He carried the United States 
mail on hor.scback for many years between 
Lee, Massachusetts, and Hartford, Connecti- 
cut. In 1834 he went to Ohio with the view 
of settling in that state. ' ' ' ' time 

returned ti> riarkhani<teil. ng, 

with which occupation ]k iitil 

his death. Stanch in his adherence to the 
tenets of the Methodist denomination, he was 
for many years an active mendicr of the 
Methmiist church in Pleasant \"alley. a vil- 
lage near New Harf' -^ ' ••- •'''• town of Bark- 
hamsted. He mar; y 3. 1833, Eli- 
za Nancy Taylor. .• 'arch 18, 1895. 
at the home of her el-lot .-I'li. Edwin R.. in 
New Hartford. ChiKlren: Edwin R.. lx>rn 
in 1834: Mary. 1836; L\man, 1837; Hiram, 
1830: Eliza Jane, 1842: John Wesley, 1S44; 
George Taylor, 1S46: Philina Jcnettc, 1848: 
William Carvosso. 1S49: Franklin Pierce, sec 
forward ; Carrie. i8s6. 

Th- 1- 

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.Sarah ( ' 



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Prill r 

Thonuii .i!id i'.iiiciKc 

married John Freeman. 1 

ter . '■ ' '■ ' " - M. 

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mar r 

of 1 

ried \\ i 

(Vn Frankl I 

Eliza N.TT'-' -1 

Pleasant I, 

Litchfieiri s, 

1832. He wa.-> educated in i^ 

of hi<; native town until 1; <• 

age t 


thill;, 1 

and developed a di 
LTpon the complcfi'Tt 
to Hartford. 1 
ujwn his bu<;iii. 
termincd ti> le.uu i 
with this end in vii 
of the Pratt & Whii: 
ford, and remaincl witii tii.ii >• 
long pcrioil of thirty \c;\r< Dn 
be perfected hiin^clt '■■ " ' 
trai'e, and ro>;i- fror 
initil he had filled nn 
and res|>onsibility, ,i- 
conscientiiiusm-- •t 
prcciatcd. In 1!' 

ter severed hi* I 

in ,\pril of ■' ■ 
necticiit. wlu-rc bo i. • 

Machine Company, • il 

manager, secretary and ire.tMiier. I'lie <\i cl- 
ient fjuality of the output of this concern 



soon gained for it a widespread reputation, it 
grew rapidly and consistently, and is in a most 
flourishing condition. In spite of the mani- 
fold demands made upon him by the duties 
of his business, Mr. Carter found time to 
devote to the public welfare of the communi- 
ties in which lie resided and has always been 
a staunch supporter of the principles of the 
Republican party. In April, 1891, he was 
elected councilman from the first ward of the 
city of Hartford, and was re-elected for the 
two succeeding years; in z\pril, 1894, he was 
elected alderman, serving for two years ; and 
in April, 1896, he was elected by the board 
of aldermen and councilmen as a member of 
the board of relief for a period of two years. 
He is a member of the board of directors of 
the Litchfield County Hospital of Winsted, 
was for many years a member of the Pearl 
Street Congregational Church of Hartford, 
and is now a member of the First Congrega- 
tional Church of Winsted. His fraternal as- 
sociations are as follows : St. Andrews Lodge, 
No. 64, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons ; 
Meriden Chapter, Royal Arch Masons : Ty- 
rian Council No. 31, Royal and Select Mas- 
ters ; all of Winsted ; also Charter Oak Lodge 
No. 2, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 
of Hartford, Connecticut, in which he is one 
of the oldest past officers. 

Mr. Carter married, October 17. 1876, Ella 
Eliza Smith, of New Hartford, Connecticut, 
and has children: i. Ethel, born March 2, 
1880 ; married Clifford Wheeler, a traveling 
salesman for the Strong Manufacturing Com- 
pany, of Winsted. 2. Mills Taylor, born Au- 
gust I, 1882, is with the Carter & Hakes 
Machine Company. 

Tames Stewart Osborne, of 
OSBORNE the Osborne family which 

has been prominent in Fair- 
field, Connecticut, from the first settlement 
of the town, was born there March 9, 1802. 
He married Elizabeth Brown Guilford, born 
at Charlestown, Massachusetts, now Boston, 
November 10, 1806. Children: James, a 
farmer at Hull's Farms, Connecticut ; Cap- 
tain Samuel, a master mariner, lived at Brook- 
lyn. New York ; Mary, married LeGrand 
Sherwood : Oliver Stewart, mentioned below : 
Sarah Jane, deceased. 

(II) Oliver Stewart, son of James Stewart 
Osborne, was born in Fairfield, in December, 
1834, died in March, 1897. He enlisted in 
1861 in Company M, First Connecticut Heavy 
Artillery, and served three years in the civil 
war. He was badly hurt during the war by 
having his horse fall upon him. He was a 
member of the Grand Army of the Republic. 

He married, September 25, 1855, Ellen Lewis 
Sturges, born at Fairfield, July 9, 1837 (see 
Sturges VI). Children: born at New Haven : 
Oliver Thomas, November 14, 1862, men- 
tioned below ; Caroline, November 20, 1865, 
died October 27, 1868. 

(Ill) Dr. Oliver Thomas Osborne, son of 
Oliver Stewart Osborne, was born at New 
Haven, November 14, 1862. He attended 
both private and public schools in New Haven, 
and took the classical course at the New 
Haven (Hillhouse) high school, from which 
he was graduated, with honors, and with the 
rank of third in a class of more than fifty, in 
1882. He combined the study of medicine at 
the Yale Medical School with the work at the 
New Haven high school in the year 1882, 
thus saving a year of time, and graduated 
with the degree of M.D. in 1884. He then 
went abroad and studied a year in the Medi- 
cal University at Leipsic, Germany. He re- 
turned to New Haven in the fall of 1885 and 
began the practice of medicine, where he has 
practiced his profession since that time, mak- 
ing a specialty of internal medicine. After 
teaching in the Yale Medical School as assist- 
ant in the iledical Clinic, later as instructor 
in Materia Medica and Therapeutics, he was 
appointed assistant professor, and was made 
full Professor of Materia Medica and Thera- 
peutics in 1895. He received the degree of 
A.M. from Yale College in 1899, and re- 
ceived the extra title of Professor of Clinical 
Medicine in 1906. Fie was the instigator of 
the anti-tuberculosis movement in southern 
Connecticut, and was chairman for two years 
of the original committee for the furtherance 
of this object. After the incorporation and 
organization of the New Haven County Anti- 
Tuberculosis Association he became the chair- 
man of the medical board of the Gaylord 
Farm Sanatorium for 'the treatment of in- 
cipient tuberculosis, which position he has 
held since its inauguration in 1905. He is a 
director of the New Haven County Anti- 
Tuberculosis Association ; director of the Elm 
City Private Hospital Corporation : member 
of the council of the American Therapeutic 
Society : president of the New Haven Medical 
Association ; vice-president of the Lhiited 
States Pharmacopoeia] Convention for the 
term of 1910 to 1920; member of the Commit- 
tee on Revision of the 1910 Pharmacopoeia: 
chief of the Medical Clinic of the New Haven 
Dispensary ; director of the National First 
Aid Association of America. He is a mem- 
ber of the New Haven County .Medical So- 
ciety : The Connecticut Medical Society ; 
American Medical .'\ssociation ; American 
Therapeutic Society ; National Association for 



the Stiuly ami rrcventiun of Tulx-TCiilosis ; 
Connecticut Society of Social llyKi«-*ne; Con- 
necticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, mem- 
ber of the New Haven Chaml)er of Com- 
merce, lie has been editor since July, 1907, 
of tile therapeutic department of the Journal 
of the .hncriidn Miuliinl .Isstuuilioii, a week- 
ly journal with a circulation of over 53,000. 
He is ex-president of the Hillhouse High 
School Alumni .Association, of the .Xmcrican 
Therai)cutic Society, of the New Haven 
County Medical Society, of the N'ale Medical 
Alumni Association. Rx-chairman of the 
Ther.i])eutic Section of the .\nierican Medical 
Associati'ii. and <<i the Committee on Creden- 
tials and Arranpcments of the United States 
Pharmaco]>ieial Lnnvcntion of iqio. Was an 
accredited delei^ate to the liUernatii>nal Me<l- 
ical Conijress at lludapest, |i/k">, an<l read a 
paper by invitation in the me<Hcal section of 
tliat congress. He is the author of a Ixwk 
on "Introduction to Materia Medica anri Pre- 
scription Writint;" : of a book on "Therapeu- 
tics" : of a thirteen-page article on Acrome}ialy 
and a short article on Fever in Muck's "Refer- 
ence HandliiHik of the Meilical Sciences": of 
the section on ( )rijan< "therapy in Cohen's "Sys- 
tem of Physiologic Theraiieutics" : and of 
more than fifty original articles published in 
various magazine> and journals. He is a Ma- 
son, a memlier of Hiram Lodge, Xo. i. New 
Haven; member of the (iraduates' Club, and 
of the I'nion League llub. New Haven. In 
politics a Republican : religious denomination 

Dr. (Osborne married. .\])ril 18. i88«. .Mary 
Woodwanl Tyler, of l'a>t Haven. Connecti- 
cut, born (Xtober, 18^15. daughter of .\mmi 
and Harriet Tyler. Children: Marguerite 
Nichols. Iiorn January 23, i8S<^: dertrude 
Stewart. June '28, 1890! died July 21. 1890. 
Dr. Osborne resides at 232 York street. Xew 

(The Sturpcs Line). 

(I) John Sturges was b<irn in Kngland in 
1623, and came to Fairfield, Connecticut, in 
1660, in his thirty-seventh year. His name is 
often spelled Sturgc and Sturgee. He Iwught 
Richarij Fowles' homestead and various other 
property from time to time until be became 
one of the large property holders there. He 
was admitte<l a freeman. May 14, i<V)<>, and 
was a selectman the same year. His will, 
dated March 4, i(*)~. bequeathed to his son 
Jonathan the homestead, his sword and vari- 
ous parcels of land: to Joseph bis fowling 
piece, long gun and land: to John his little 
gun: to neb<->rah. wife of James Reilfield, 
several lots of land and bis negro woman 
Jenny: to his grandson Christopher; son-in- 

law, Richard Strattun. .md 
daughter Sarah; to •!.. 
Simon Couch, l»is n- 
maindcr of his n 
his daughters I 

M.h.l. In I, 

l>\\. Clid.Uci). 
below ; John, m 

lu-n i.iiiii- Ki'iiui'i., 
Stratlon ; .\bigail, married 

in if>52, <ii. ' 
Sarah, daughter ui J'j-l|)1i Ikt; -. lie mar- 
ried (second) Mary . His will men- 
tions bis •■■•■■ ^' -^ ' '■ '■' ' '-.T 

Lines. .\1 ! 

others. < 

topher : JoMpb; U.tud. 1 
with the three first nientioi 
Solomon, iKirn .May 15, i<"j>. ^.1:.. 
10. i<')'K>-i7oo: Fstber. .March 2. 1; 
.•\bigail, June 14, 1702; Jane, March i-, ., ., 
04; Dclxirah, June i, 1708; Benjamin, men- 
tioned below. 

(Ill) Benjamin, son of Joseph S' 
was l)orn at Fairfield, February 3, 17 • 
in 1739. He married Thankful \\'ar<l. » ui.., 
Seth, mentioned below; jjrobably others. 

( 1\ ) Seth. son of P.enjamin .^turges. was 
Iwrn at Fairfield. .April 28, 1733. died March 
20. 181 1. He was a carpenter by tra«le, hv- 
ing at Fairfield. He married, February 5, 
1761. Mary, born Scptcml)er 11, 1738. died 
.Vovember 0. 1800. daughter of Peter liurr 
(see P.urr 1\). Children, Iwrn at Fairfield: 
Benjamin. March ii, 1762, <lied .August 11, 
1832. married Thankful Harrow: Ward. No- 
vember 27, I7^>3. died -April i, 1812, married 
Rachel lloyt : Fimicc, .August 4, i7')3. dic<l 
February 21, i83(>. married .Abraham Cooper 
Woodhull; Seth, .August 27, 1767, mentioned 
below: P.arlow, .August 28. 17^19. cjicd 1819. 
married Eunice Osljorne ; .Aaron Burr, July 
iT). 1771. died Xovcmlwr 8, 1834. married 
Sclina Hill Wakcman : Cicrshom. June i. 1773, 
died March 17. 1833. marrie.l 
Davis: Ezra, I'ebruary 20. 1773. did .No- 
vember 13, 1840. married Lydia Ciill>crt : Jo- 
seph, .April 27. 1777, died .April 15. 1855, 
married Sarah Burr: Jeremiah, .April 30. 
1770. died December 12, 1843. marrietl Maria 
Sbelton: Peter, January 10. 1782, died 1844. 
married Xancy . 

(\) .Seth (2). son of Seth (i) Sturgc*. 
was born at Fairfield. .August 27. 1767. died 
March 20. 1811. He was a carpenter by 
trade, and lived at Fairfield. He married, De- 



cember ii, 1791, Grissell Gould, who died 
February 28, 1832, daughter of Abel Gould 
(see Gould IV). Children, born at Fairfield: 
Ellen, August 31, 1792, died September 13, 
1868, married (first) Jonathan Lewis, (sec- 
ond) Edward Bennett; John Gould, July 5, 
1794, died August 7, 1864, married Lucinda 
Rust, Tamar Perry and Frances Vandeburgh, 
settled in Poughkeepsie, New York ; Judson, 
March 31, 1796, died November, 1868"; Mary 
Burr, April 11, 1799, d'ed May 13, 1822, 
married Edward Bennett ; Jonathan, February 
13, 1801, died January 24, 1875, married 
Sarah FIull and Laura Wilson; Racilla. Feb- 
ruary I, 1803, died November 29, 1823, mar- 
ried James Rust; Samuel Squire, January 23, 
1805, died February 25, 1848, married Lydia 
Hoyt; Seth Morehouse, May 19, 1808, mar- 
ried Mary Young; Peter, mentioned below. 

(VI) Peter, son of Seth (2) Sturges, was 
born June 22, 1810, died April 18. 1853. He 
lived at Southport, Connecticut. He married, 
August 30, 1833, Harriet C. Van Vreden- 
burgh, who died November 10, 1852, killed in 
a railroad accident at Southport. Children: 
William D., born June 16, 1835, died April 
13. 1878, married, February 29, i860, Corne- 
lia Lockwood, who died March 3, 1908, lived 
in San Francisco; Ellen Lewis, July 9, 1837, 
married, September 25, 1855, Oliver S. Os- 
borne (see Osborne II) ; Maria B., June 14, 
1840, married, December 16. 1869, Henry T. 
Hawley; Austin, May 26, 1842, married, 'Oc- 
tober 12, 1869, Emma A. Bennett, born March 
31, 1847; Jane S., March 19, 1846, died May, 
1872, married, October 7, 1869, Rev. Welling- 
ton S. Skinner; Benjamin, December i, 1849, 
married, September 28, 1869, Maggie Crombie. 

(The Burr Line). 
(I) Jehue Burre or Burr was born in Eng- 
land of German descent. He came over it is 
supposed, in the fleet with Governor Win- 
throp to New England and was in Boston in 
1630. On October 19th of that year he ap- 
plied to the general court of Massachuset-ts 
for the rights of a freeman, and was admitted 
May 18, 163 1. In 1633 he was one of a 
committee to oversee building a bridge over 
Muddy and Stone rivers, between Boston and 
Roxbury. In 1635 his name and that of his 
wife are mentioned as among tine church 
members of Roxbury. Massachusetts. He was 
one of the pioneers of Springfield or Agawam, 
and with William Pyncheon. William' Smith 
and six other young men "of good spirits & 
sound bodies" founded that town in 1636. 
On February 9, 1637, he was appointed by 
the general court of Connecticut to collect 
taxes at Agawam (at that time under the 

jurisdiction of Connecticut) to assist in de- 
fraying the expenses of the Pequot war. Sav- 
age says that he removed to Fairfield in 1640, 
and represented that town in 1641. He was 
granted a house lot by the town, southwest 
of the meeting-house green and the pond, af- 
terwards called Edward's pond. He was dep- 
uty to the general court in September, 1645, 
also in 1646. He is believed to have been 
the Jehue Burr who appealed a jury verdict 
in 1 65 1, given in Stratford, to the general 
court at Hartford in the same year; was a 
grand juror in 1660, a commissioner of the 
United Colonies in 1664; and died before 
1670. It is uncertain who his wife was. It 
is possible that she was a sister of Sergeant 
Nehemiah Olmstead, in a record of whose 
lands is mentioned the fact that said Olmstead 
"before he died, did purchase land of his 
brother-in-law Jehue Burre." It is more prob- 
able, hovi'ever, that Olmstead married a 
daughter of Jehue Burr. John Cable, Sr., 
who died in 1682, mentioned in his will his 
kinsmen Jehu and John Burr, and the wife 
of Jehue may have been a sister of John 
Cable. Children : Jehue, mentioned below ; 
John, Daniel, Nathaniel. 

(II) Jehue (2), son of Jehue (i) Burr, 
was born in England, it is supposed. He 
married (first) Mary, daughter of Andrew 
Ward. He married (second) Esther, widow 
of Joseph Boosy, of Westchester. He be- 
came one of the most influential men in the 
town of Fairfield and also in the colony. He 
was a captain in King Philip's war, a com- 
missioner of the United Colonies, and held 
offices of the highest trust and honor. He 
lived in the family homestead, having pur- 
chased in 1671 his brother John's interest in 
the house and home lot of their father. In 
1673 he purchased the next lot west of this. 
His will was dated January 7, 1689, and 
mentioned his wife Esther, his sons Daniel, 
Peter and Samuel, daughters Esther. Eliza- 
beth, Sarah, Joanna and Abigail (the last 
four minors), also a granddaughter, Mary, 
daughter of his deceased daughter, Mary 
Wakeman. He died in 1692. Children: 
Peter, graduated at Harvard College in 1690, 
became a noted judge of the supreme court ; 
Daniel, Samuel, Esther, Elizabeth, Sarah, 
Joanna, Abigail. 

(III) Daniel, son of Jehue (2) Burr, lived 
in Greenfield, Aspetuck river, and was called 
Daniel Burr, of Upper Meadow. December 
19, 1687, he was given by his father twelve 
acres of land at the Upper Meadow, with a 
house and barn, on the east side of the Mill 
river. He married (first) Hannah, daughter 
of John Banks. He married (second) Mary 



Slicrwuud. He married (third) Klizahcth 

. Mis will was dated January i, 1719- 

20. and nienlioiied his wife Eiizai)eth, sons 
Jehu, Stephen. Peter, David, Moses and 
Aaron, llic last three minors; dauyhlers Han- 
nah, Mary, wife of Wheeler, Klizalieth, 

wife of Hull; Jane and Ksthcr. The 

inventory of his estate was dated July 14, 
17J7. The estate was large, his eldest son 
rtceivinp over one thousand f>ounds, and each 
of his other children five hundred and forty- 
five pounds. Children of first wife: Daniel, 
Hannah. Children of second wife: Jehu, 
Mary. Children of third wife: lUizaheth, 
baptizcf! Septemher 20, itjr/i: Stephen, Octo- 
ber 3, U<97'- Peter. July 23, 1699; Jane, .\pril 

27, 1701 ; Esther, January 31, 1702-03; Na- 
thaniel. June r, 1707: David, January i, 1709- 
10; .M<>sc», .March 28, 1714; .\aron. 

(I\'l Peter, son of Daniel Burr, was born 
July 23, 1699, died in Auj^'ust. 1779. He re- 
moved to ReddiuLj, Connecticut, and was 
clerk of the Coiij^regational society and mod- 
erator of the parish in 1734. His inventory, 
dated .■\uj.,'nst 4. 1770. amourted t" two hun- 
dred :in(l fifty-five jionnds, cij,dit shillin>:s. He 

married Sarah . Children : Esther, 

baptized N'ovemhcr 29. 1734; Sarah, bajjtized 
February 21, 1736; Ezra, baptized January 
2. ^7^7'> Mary, married Seth Sturges (see 
Sturi^es l\'); Ednumd, hajitized September 

28, 17^1. 

(I\') Rev. Aaron Burr, son of Daniel Burr, 
was born January 4. or March 4, 171 3-16, 
died September 24, 1757. He graduated at 
Yale College in 1735; studied for the minis- 
try, and was first settled in Newark. \cw Jer- 
sey, where he taught a nourishing school 
until called to be president of Princeton Col- 
lege. Upon settling in N'ewark, he soU] the 
homestead at Upper Meadow to two cousins, 
each named Joseph Bradley, one of whom 
was the great-grandfather of Justice Joseph P. 
Bradley, of the I'nited States supreme court. 
He married Esther, daughter of K«'. Jona- 
than Edwards, of New Haven. Children: 
Sarah: Colonel .Aaron, third vice-president of 
the United States. 

(The Gould Line). 
( n Xathau Gould, son of Nathan Gould, 
of England, was the iiniiiigrant ancestor : he 
came from St. Edmundsbury in South Brit- 
ain, and was in Mil ford, Connecticut, as early 
as 1647. in which year he purchased land 
there. December 12. i^qg. he purchased 
"George Huhharrl's dwelling-house & home- 
lot at Millord. & all his upland & meadow", 
and on the thirty-first of the next December 
sold the same and removed to Fairfield. Here 

.steads. His name is mentioned in the Con- 
necticut Koval <'bart«T of u^'j; ]\r ."iej 
March 4, i' , c 

of the t... 

necticut aiu. !i 

character, sterling w 

ness. His will dai 1, 

mentioned his only -^ 

left most of his real 

ters. ^ - ' " 


left t . , ..;y 

divided among them. 1 he name 01 his nrst 

wife is not knowtv He mrricH ftrrrin'!) 

Martha. \\ 

field ; she 

Nathan, 11,1,., v , 

Martha, married {fy 

ond) Rev. John D . !, 

grandson of Rev. John iiic eccle- 
siastical founder of New Haven ; by her sec- 
ond husband she had seven children, and be- 
came the ancestor of a talented and illustrious 
lineage ; Abigail. 

(II) Lieutenant-Governor Nathan (2) 
Gould, son of Nathan ( 1 ) Gould, was deputy 
governor of Connecticut alnrnt 1705. He died 
October 31, 1723. aged sixtv vears. His 

tombstone is still well pre?( ' •• •' ■ " --nl 

Hill cemetery. His will w r 

'3> ^7-3- '" '' 'ic gave i a 

double portion of his estate ; lo >oii .^^amuel 
a single share, including what he had already 
given him ; to sons, Onesimus, David and Jo- 
seph, a single portion of his estate : to son 
Flezckiah fifty pounds, "over "■' .'-..e 
what he had expcn<lcd n]x)n his ' ■ 1 

daughter Abigail, one hundred 1 c 

her marriage portion; to daughter M.iriha, 
two hundred pounds. He married llnimah. 
daughter of Colonel John Talr ' " t- 

ford. and sister of the great ' i 

Read Talcott. of Boston. Cl.v 1. 

Samuel, mentioned IkIow ; Hezekiah, .Abigail. 
Martha, Onesimus. David. ?r>«p|^h < The 
order of birth of the al)Ove 

(HI) Samuel, son of 1 r 

Nathan (2) (;••'' I 

honiestcad in ! ■; 

occupied by tin ''. 

Jolin Gould. P i>cr 11, 17U>. He 

married Esther f Bradley. 

Children : T' " '"-■); 

-Abigail, ' 

1727. nu: ' r 

18. 17.^0. probably died young; .Abraham, May 
14. 1732 



(IV) Abel, son of Samuel Gould, was born 
September 17, 1727, in Fairfield, died in 1789. 
He married Ellen, daughter of Peter Burr. 
Children and dates of baptism: John, born at 
Fairfield and baptized October 5, 1755 ; Abel, 
October 24, 1756: Talcott, June 17, 1759; 
Ellen, August 2, 1761 ; Samuel, November 27, 
1763; Isaac, February 23, 1766; Esther, May 
8, 1768; Nathan, September 30, 1770; Gris- 
sell, January 17, 1772, married Seth Sturges 
Jr. (see Sturges V); Seth, May 14, i/JCS: 
Hannah, June 17, 1775. "T 

Deacon Samuel Chapin, "The 
CHAPIN Puritan", was undoubtedly the 

progenitor of all in this coun- 
try of the name. There is a tradition that he 
was of Welsh origin and another that he was 
of Huguenot descent. The late President A. 
L. Chapin, of Beloit College, after an ex- 
haustive study of philological records abroad 
was of the opinion that he was of French 
Huguenot descent and probably fled with 
other persecuted Huguenots to Holland, 
where he associated with the English Puritans 
who had also fled to Holland. The coat-of- 
arms also points to French origin and the 
name of Deacon Samuel Chapin's wife, which 
was Cicely, or Cecile, is one found in early 
French families. 

Tradition says that he was born or lived in 
Dartmouth, England, for a time, or at least 
sailed from that port, about 1635, while there 
is reason for the belief that he came over in 
1631 or 1632 in the "Lyon," if he was not of 
the original Pyncheon company. He was a 
contemporary with Pyncheon in the settlement 
of Roxbury, Massachusetts. He followed him 
to Springfield and was known as "Pyncheon's 
right-hand man" and one of the "founders of 
Springfield". He was made a freeman, June 
2, 1641, and elected to town office in 1642. 
The Chapins of this country are all descended 
from him, according to the best authorities. 
He was a distinguished man in church and 
state. He was deacon of the Springfield 
church, elected in 1649, and employed to con- 
duct services part of the time in 1656-57 when 
there was no minister in town. He was ap- 
pointed commissioner to determine small 
causes, October 10, 1652, and his commission 
was indefinitely extended in 1654. His wife, 

Cicely , died February 8, 1682-83 ; he 

died November 11, 1675. Of their children 
five were born in Europe : Catherine, Sarah, 
David, Henry and Josiah. Japhet was born 
August 15, 1642, and Hannah, December 2, 
1644. Rev. Henry Ward Beecher was a de- 
scendant of Catherine Chapin and President 
\\'illiam FT. Taft is of the Josiah Chapin line. 

(II) Japhet, son of Deacon Samuel Chapin, 
was born in Springfield, October 15, 1642, died 
at Chicopee, February 20, 171 2. He married 
(first) Abilinah Coo'ley, July 22, 1664, who 
died November 17, 1710; (second) Dorothy 
Root, of Enfield, Connecticut, ]\Iay 31, 171 1. 
Japhet Chapin settled first in Milford, Con- 
necticut, where he was living November 16, 
1669, when he took a deed from Captain John 
Pyncheon and built his house at the upper end 
of Chicopee street. He was in the fight at 
Turners Falls in 1675 in King Philip's war in 
which he was a volunteer, and his son Thomas 
was grantee of a large tract given to the sol- 
diers and their descendants by the general 
court. He was, like his father, a man of great 
piety, a bulwark of the Puritan faith, Chi!-, 
dren : i. Samuel, born July 4, 1665. 2. Sarah, 
March 16, 1668. 3. Thomas, May 10, 1671. 
4. John, May 14, 1674. 5. Ebenezer, June 26, 
1676, mentioned below. 6. Hannah, June 21, 
1679. 7- Hannah, July 18, 1680: married, 
December 31, 1703, John Sheldon, of Deer- 
field ; was taken captive by the Indians and 
kept in Canada two years. 8. David, No- 
vember 16, 1682. 9. Jonathan, February 20, 
1685, died in infancv. 10. Jonathan, Septem- 
ber 2T„ 1688. 

(III) Ebenezer, son of Japhet Chapin, was 
born in Chicopee, Massachusetts, June 26, 
1676, died in Enfield, Connecticut, December 
13, 1772. He married, in December, 1702, 
Ruth Janes, died January 18, 1736, daughter 
of Abel Janes, of Northampton. They had 
eleven sons, six of whom settled in Somers 
Mount and had farms adjoining. On the 
homestead at Enfield six generations have 
lived, each Ebenezer by name, and five genera- 
tions are buried in one lot in the Enfield, Con- 
necticut, cemetery. Children, born at En- 
field : Rachel, August 27, 1703 : Ebenezer, 
September 23, 1705, mentioned below : Noah, 
October 25, 1707: Seth, February 28, 1709; 
Catherine, January 4, 171 1 ; Moses, August 
24, 1712: Aaron, September 28, 1714: Elias, 
October 22, 171 6; Reuben, September 3, 1718; 
Charles, December 26, 1720: David, August 
18, 1722; Elisha, April 18, 1725: Phineas, 
June 26, 1726. 

fIV) Ebenezer (2), son of Ebenezer (i) 
Chapin, was born at Enfield, Connecticut, Sep- 
tember 23, 1705, died there March i, 1751. 
He received from his father, April 7, 1749, 
three parcels of land in Somers. Connecticut, 
and lived there for a time. He returned to 
Enfield to live with and care for his father. 
His estate was distributed August 5, 1755, his 
wife Elizabeth being administrator. He mar- 
ried Elizabeth Pease, died July 6, 1786, aged 
seventv-four, daughter of Jonathan Pease,. 



Lhililrcti: i-.tiiiiezcT, mciitii .iu-.| lnhjw; Kli- 
phalet, Elizabttli, Ruth, Tabitha, Eiicncr, 
1 -ove. 

(\) EbcneztT (3), son of Ebcnezcr (a) 
* liapin, was born September 29, 1734, died 
April 23. 1822. He enlisted. April 18, 1777, 
in Captain Peter Tcnninun's company. Col- 
onel Wooil's rijjimcnt. for service at Rhode 
Island: discharj,'cd May 7, 1777. Enlisted 
July 28. 1780. as serj,'eant in Captain I'liilip 
Ammidon's company. Colonel Nathan Tyler's 
regiment; niarclic<l on alarm to Rhode Island; 
discharged Anj^ust 8. 1780. He resided on 
the homestead at Enfield. He married. May 
4. 1758, Mehitable llartlett. of Stafford, Con- 
necticut, who died April 8, 181 1, ajjed seventy- 
seven. His will was dated ( )ctober 20. 1797, 
ml mentions wife Mehitable, children Tini- 
:liy. Mehitable Collins. Mary Pease, Susan- 
nah I'.ooth. Sarah IJarber. Tryphcna Terry, 
Patty .iml Ebeiiezcr. (."hildren l)orn in En- 
fiehl : Mehitable, June 7. 17(k-); Mary. April 
28, 1762; Susannah. August 21, 1764; Ebe- 
nczcr. June 15. i~(^); Sarah. March 31. I7'h8; 
Tryjihena, April 30. 1770; Timothy, April 12, 
1772, mentioned below: Joel. May 6. 1774; 
^.imnel. May 19, 177'): Patty. April 23. 1780. 

(\It Timothy, son of Ebenezer (3) Clia- 
;in. was born at Enfield. April 12. 1772. died 
June 30. 1838. He married (first) at Enfield. 
November 2~. i8<k). I.ecty llarber. died July 
12, 1804: (second) ( )ctober 7, i8o(>, Susannah 
Terry. Ixirii March J^. 1778. died June n;. 
185S. Children of first wife: Reuben, Tim- 
othy Rarber. Ry second wife: Dan Terry, 
born March 8. 1808; Henry. June 10. 1810; 
I lilbert. November 18. 1812. Joel, August t6, 
1X15. nientioncd below: Erancis. August 1, 
I S20. 

(\'I1) Joel, son of Timothy Gia|>iii. was 
born in Enfield, .\ugust 16. 1815. <lied Au- 
gust 27, 1832. He was brought up on his 
father's farm, and received a go<id education 
in the public schools and at Yale Colleije, al- 
thdU'^h he liidnot grathiate. He was n fine 
student and linguist, speaking several lan- 
i;ii.iL'<~. He was licensed to preach, and al- 
thon,;li he was never settled i»ver a |>astoratc 
he often supplied pulpits. In early life he 
taught school, and later established and main- 
tained several Imarding schools for l)oys. He 
was the author of a series of four grnnimars, 
two of which were is-iued shortly before his 
death. In (politics he wa* a Whig. He mar- 
ried, at Enfichl. September i. 1841, Amelia, 
born May i. 1818. die.l necemWr 22. 1882, 
dani;hter of F.lisha ami I-ovisa (Cdeason) 
Parsons, of Enfield. Her father was a farmer 
and leading citizen in town and church. Chil- 
dren. l)orn in Springfield. Massachusetts: i. 

John Eliot. Ji! 
Hcceml)cr 30. 

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of LmI)|)vcIi«.uI \oiuitlcris, in j 

slightlv vviiiiniird at Antielain 

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Trn. !"?i ~f frrl Onpin, 

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(\ HI 
was Iwm at ." 
gust I. 1847. I lie 

contmon ■ '• in 

his lx>yli rs 

old he li ■■ .1- 

reer a.s clerk tit <t vvhulc9<tle oirpct establish- 
ment. Soon after he tr^^k a potjfion as 
clerk in a retail car ml 

of his thir<l year in 1- 

tion in the office of : ^. ig 

concern in New York City, iie 

spent seventeen years in the •». 

He had some experience in tlu llc;\^|«a^JC^ 
and insurance business. Since i88<» he has 
l)een in the Society for Savings of Hartford, 
the largest Iwnk in New England (excepting 
Boston) and for many years has been its 
actuary. Mr. Giapin gained wide experi- 
ence in the subject of investments and securi- 
ties in pursuing an intricate and extended 
litigation in behalf of an estate in the prose- 
cution of a trustee for breach of trust. This 
experience and the admirable training of a 
varied business life added to a natural apti- 
tude for the investn)ent department of the 
Ixmking business. He has charge of the se- 
curities ami accounts of the bank and repre- 
sents various interests in the capacity df exec- 
utor, conservator, trustee, elc. 

Mr. Chapin is at present fleveloping a tract 
of land and building for rental some hand- 
son . ■ . s on Chapin place, Hartford. 
Hi in local history and genealogy. 
esp^>... ... ... .i:e Cliapin family. He was the 

prime nwver in forming the Chapin Family 
.\ssociation and has been its president from 
the time of organization. His priric in the 
family of Cliapin is great and amply justified 
by the record of his ance-|or<. The name of 
Chapin is clean and honorable, with a few 
great names, and withal, faithful an<l hon- 
orable even in the humble walks of life. He 
is a member of the Hartford Historical So- 
ciety, the Municipal .\rt Society, the Hart- 
ford Club and the Get Together Clidi. He is 
a Republican and a memln-r of the Republican 
Club of Hartford, but has never sought or 
held public office. He is a member of the Con- 



necticut Congregational Club and he and his 
family belong to the Farmington Avenue Con- 
gregational Church of Hartford. 

He married (first) October 22, 1874, at 
iVlansfield Center, Connecticut, Delia P., born 
February 4, 1849, in New York City, died 
January' 31, 1902, daughter of Herbert Bar- 
rows and Cynthia Selima (Storrs) Campbell. 
Her father was a New York merchant. She 
had a sister Eugenie. Mr. Chapin married 
(second) November 17, 1909, Lucy G. Stock. 
His only child is Warren Storrs, born July 4, 
1885, educated in the Hartford district and 
high schools, graduating in the class of 1903 
and from Amherst College with the degree of 
A. B. in the class of 1907; now located in 
Springfield, Massachusetts, where he is asso- 
ciated with the Phelps Publishing Company in 
their advertising department. 

(II) Josiah Chapin, son of 
CHAPIN Deacon Samuel Chapin (q. v.), 
was born probably 1634. He 
married (first) at the age of about twenty- 
four years, Mary King, in Weymouth, No- 
vember, 1658. She died May 30, 1676. He 
married /second) at Ipswich, Lydia Brown, 
September 20, 1676. She died October 11, 
171 1. He married (third), June 22, 17 13, 
Mehitable Metcalf. in Dedham. She died De- 
cember 2, 1724. He died September 10, 1726, 
at the advanced age of ninety-two years. He 
settled in Weymouth and later in Braintree, 
where he lived for more than twenty years, 
and eleven of his fifteen children were born in 
Braintree, three in Weymouth and one in 
Mendon. He removed to Mendon in Worces- 
ter county, Massachusetts, where the fifteenth 
child was born in 1684. He was one of the 
original grantees of the town of Mendon, and 
one of its most prominent citizens in the early 
days. Fie built the first sawmill in the town. 
He held many public offices, and was chair- 
man of the selectmen for twenty years. He 
represented the town in the general court. 
He left many descendants. The record of 
his children and grandchildren in his own 
handwriting has been preserved. 

His children were : 

I. Samuel, born November 11, 1659, Wey- 
mouth ; drowned at sea, April 10, 1692. 2. 
John, June 11, 1661, Braintree; died at sea, 
1686. 3. Mary, August 27, 1662, Braintree. 
4. Deborah, June 16, 1664, Braintree ; died 
August 16, 1668. 5. Josiah, December 17, 
1665, Braintree; slain in Lord Russell's fight. 
May 20, 1693. 6. Shem, May 11, 1667, 
Braintree; died June 6, 1667. 7. Seth, Au- 
gust 4, 1668, mentioned below. 8. Joseph, 
May 17, 1670. 9. Henry, February 15, 1671, 

Braintree; died JNIarch 20, 1761. 10. Eph- 
raim, December 18, 1673, Braintree. 11. De- 
borah, February 12, 1675. 12. Lydia, Septem- 
ber 29, 1677, Braintree. 13. Sarah, March 12, 

1679, Braintree. 14. David, November 11, 

1680, Braintree. 15. Hannah, November 11, 
1684, Mendon. 

(III) Captain Seth Chapin, son of Josiah 
Chapin, was born August 4, 1668, at Brain- 
tree. He married (first) j\lay Read. She 
died without issue September 12, 1689. He 
married (second) Bethia Thurston, March 
25, 1691. She died after having fourteen 
children, March 2, 1744. He died April, 
1746. It appears from the old propri- 
etary records that Captain Seth Chapin 
had acquired a family home and domicile near 
the Post Land bridge on Mill river some time 
previous to May 26, 1700, for at that time 
he had the following-described parcel of land 
laid out to him : "Forty-five acres of the 
fourth division laid out to Seth Chapin and in 
possession of said Chapin, encompassing the 
said Chapin's homestead and meadow on the 
Mill River," etc. He went on adding parcel 
after parcel to his estate till he became the 
owner of several hundred acres in what is 
now Milford, Massachusetts. In 171 3 he and 
his wife made a deed of gift to their son, Seth 
Jr., of sixty acres in what is now South Hope- 
dale. They sold their homestead August 31, 
1715, to Josiah Wood, formerly of Concord, 
and removed to Mendon to live with or near 
the venerable parents of Mr. Chapin. He 
held many places of honor and trust in Men- 
don. Children: i. Seth, July 2, 1692, Med- 
field, mentioned below. 2. Bethia, February 
16, 1693. 3. Josiah, March i, 1695-96. 4. 
John, May 13, i6g8. 5. Mary, April 30, 1700. 
6. Samuel, June 2, 1702. 7. Deborah, June 
14, 1704. 8. Hopestill, November 27, 1705. 

9. Joseph, March 6, 1707. 10. Abigail, June 

10, 1710. II. Lydia, February 2, 1712. 12. 
Benjamin, April 6, 1713. 13. Ebenezer, De- 
cember 23, 1714. 14. Japheth, February 24, 
1716; died April 15, 1717. 

(IV) Seth Chapin, son of Captain Seth 
Chapin, was born July 2, 1692, at Medfield, 
and married, February 5, 1713, Abigail Adams, 
aunt of John Adams, second president of the 
United States. She died April 18, 1722. His 
home place was in that part of Mendon now 
Hopedale, where he was a large land holder. 
He married (second) Elizabeth . Chil- 
dren of first wife: i. Sarah, July 3, 1715, at 
Mendon. 2. Mary, May 19, 1717. 3. Josiah, 
January 19, 1719. 4. Abigail, May 27, 1721 ; 
died April 28, 1722. Children of second wife: 
5. Thomas, December 12, 1723! 6. Daniel, 
October 10, 1727. 7. Rachel, January 22, 

/yl Ciyv<^-> 

N.M-l lit IT 


1729. 8. Lydia, .\\>r\\ 20. 17.^-'. 9. Seth, De- 
cember II, 1733. 10. Miosis, 1735. 

(\') Lieutenant jnsiali Lliapin. son of Scth 
Chapin, was born January 19, 1719, in Men- 
tion, Massacluisetts, and died . He 

married (first), 1744, Racliel Albcc : lie mar- 
ried (>ccond), 1770, Mary Curljct. wiil^w. 
Cliildren of first wife: i. Stejilicn. born De- 
cember 27, 1745. 2. Abigail, May 13, 1747. 
3. Adams, April 12, 1750. 4. Rhoila, Sep- 
tember 17, 1752. 5. Lydia, Marcb 14. 1755. 
6. Deborah, June 10. 1757. 7. Josiali, March 
-'■• '759- 8. Simeon, November 4, 1761. 9. 
Kacliel, May 7, I7<i4. 10. Levi, mentioned 
below. II. Marvel, October 27, 1768. 

(\I) Levi Chapin, son of Lieutenant Jo- 
siah Chapin, was born May 5, 1766, in Men- 
don, and died in \'iri;iiiia, September 18, 1.S33. 
He m.'irried .\nna (litirch. born January 5, 
1772. in i'.ristnl, Rlmde Lsland, died Xovem- 
lier S. 1S46, \\ alpole. New Hanipsliire. Chil- 
dren: I. Nathaniel, born November 21, 1792, 
Orantje, .Massachusetts. 2. Levi, July 2. 1796, 
\\o>tmoroland, .New Hampshire. 3. Hennon, 
meiuioned below. 4. Jonathan, March 6, 1802, 
Westmoreland, New Hami>sliire. 5. Philip, 
.*^eptc■nlber 3, 1805, Westmoreland, New 
Ilaiii]i>hire. 6. Rhoda .\nna. May 12, 1808, 
Westminster, X'ermont. 

(V'll) Hernion Chapin, son of Levi Chapin, 
was born October 9, ijijf), in Westniorelantl, 
New I lamp-hire, and died January 31. 18^16, 
in Savannah, Georgia. He spent his boyhood 
in New Hampshire, anil in early life traveled 
down the Connecticut river, selling lumber 
for Westmoreland and \\'al[X5le concerns. 
Later he left home and went to Hartford, 
where he learned the trade of plane making. 
He then starte<l out to establish the business 
for himself, and bought lanil in Hartford for 
the purpose of building a shop. Owing to the 
influence of certain people who objected to 
having more factories in the town, he was 
obliged to look elsewhere for a site, and finally 
decided to locate in Pine Meadow, in the tow'u 
of New Hartford. Here in 1826 he built a 
factory which was the foundation of the pres- 
ent large plant of The Chapin-Stephens Com- 
pany. From 1826 until the time of his death 
he continued the manufacturing of carpenter's 

While on a vi<it to his «on George, in 
the <;outh. he diefl. January 31. i8<Vi. He mar- 
ried Catharine Merrill, bom J\ine 23, 1803. at 
New Hartforrl. She <lied March 21, 1873, at 
the home of her son George, who was then 
living in Cleveland. Ohio. Children: i. El- 
len. 2. John. 3. Edward Merrill. 4. Hernion 
Terrill. 3. George Washington. f\ Philip 
FiiL'cinv - W'.iItiT Fraiu-i< 8 Fr.inkliii. o. 

Charles Francis. All an -.. 

(\nil FdA:.r.! Merrill C^i 

u-pt IMulip 

ii.f Her- 



chani;e<l t>i II 
until the lati' 

his inanufacturiiii^ -<-al 
estate intere-t--, n>^ - a 
Republican in iin- 
jiaign. but i! re- 
mained a stai',1 

town olVices. He v 
eral years and wa- 

tivc to the legislature, lie uaa al.-u dticctur 
of the State Prison, and served on the Re- 
formatory P.oard. In religion he was an Epis- 
cojialian. His father had built the first Epis- 
cojial church in Pine Meadow. 

He married. June i'>. i><5''>. Mary Ellen, 
daughter of Hiram and fMive T'iVrr Slir was 
born July 3. 1833, in .\( -a- 

chusetts. and remove<l t^ ■ tit, 

with her parents wli. " iiil- 

dren : i. Hennon 17, 

1866. New liar; I 1 he 

Chapin-Stepli. June 22, 

1898. Kate 1 ;.. Massa- 

chusetts ; child. Flizalj(.lli .MliiiII L hapin. bom 
January 24. 1900. 2. Frank Mortimer, men- 
tioned below. 

(IX) Frank Mortimer Chapin. son of Ed- 
ward Merrill Chapin, was born June 28. 1869, 
in New Hartford, and was educated in the 
district schools of New ff.irtforrl He at- 
tended The Gunn< ... .^^^ 
Connecticut, for iv ^me 

for one year, and ..,,■... .s.iry 

.\cademy for three year-, inun wliuh he 
graduated in 1888. He r"i= ' ' rxrinvrntions 
for the school of techn- en- 

ter. Instead, he went i- his 

father, and after t' ' 'ed 

to the bu-iness \^ 'he 

name of The H. < It 

was continue*! until inot. wi; da- 

tion wn- r-r-i 'e w>h <ff^\'rv.~ of 

R was 

St,-: .,:- - 
• "h.ipiii i- tr( 
is due in a 




forts. The business conducts its own store 
at 126 Chambers street, New York, under the 
management of John E. Humason, son of Vir- 
gil P. Humason, who before his death in 
1905 had charge of Stephens & Company's 
New York interests for twenty-five years be- 
fore the consolidation. In pohtics Mr. Chapin 
is a Democrat. In 1908 he was first select- 
man of the town of New Hartford, and also 
candidate for presidential elector. He is a 
member of the school board, has been justice 
of the peace and member of the board of re- 
lief. In religion he is an Episcopalian, and is 
collector and treasurer of St. John's Episcopal 
Church, Pine Meadow. He is a past master 
of Amos Beecher Lodge, No. 121, A. F. and 
A. M., New Hartford ; a member of Colum- 
bia Chapter, No. 31, R. A. M. ; Lee Council, 
No. 25, R. S. M., of Collinsville; Washing- 
ton Commandery, K. T. No. i, of Hartford; 
past patron of Mayflower Chapter, No. 47, O. 
E. S., New Hartford : past venerable consul of 
New Hartford Camp, No. 9,612, Modern 
Woodmen of America ; a member of the Con- 
necticut Field Trial Club. He is also a mem- 
ber of the Country Club of Farmington, a 
member of the board of governors of the New 
Hartford Free Public Library, and a director 
and first vice-president of the New Hartford 
Savings Bank. On January 4, 191 1, Governor 
Simeon E. Baldwin commissioned Mr. Chapin 
commissary general, with rank of colonel. 

He married, March 24. 1891, Ellie Munger, 
daughter of Hon. H. Wales and Sarah (Mun- 
ger) Lines, of Meriden, Connecticut. They 
have one daughter, Catharine Lines, born July 
10, 1892, a student of Smith College. 

(The Lines Line). 

Henry and Ralph Lines, usually supposed to 
have been brothers, settled in New Haven in 
1642. Flenry states in the birth record of his 
son, Samuel, that he is "second sonne of John 
Line (as he saith) of Badby two miles from 
Dantry in Northamptonshire." 

(I) Ralpli Lines, immigrant ancestor, pos- 
sibly the son of John Lyne, of Badby, North- 
hamptonshire, England, lived in that part of 
New Haven later designated as the parish of 
Amity, and now the town of Woodbridge. 
He died September 7, 1689, and his estate 
showed an inventory of over two hundred and 
forty-two pounds. In his will he mentions 
sons Samuel, Ralph, Joseph and Benjamin, 
wife "Alis'' and daughter Hannah. In a cod- 
icil, dated February I, i68g. he mentions the 
fact that his daughter Hannah has since died, 
and leaves her portion to his wife, Alice, and 
in an additional codicil he states that his son 
Benjamin has since died, and mentions his 

deceased daughter Merriman. The will was 
proved November 13, 1689. Children: Sam- 
uel, born April, 1649; Ralph, July 18, 1652, 
mentioned below ; John, Novemijer, 1655, died 
young; Joseph, January, 1658; Benjamin, De- 
cember, 1659; Hannah, November 21, 1665. 

(II) Ralph (2), son of Ralph (i) Lines, 
was born July 18, 1652, lived in Amity, Con- 
necticut. He married, April zj , 16S1, Abiah, 
daughter of William Bassett, baptized Feb- 
ruary 7, 1658. He was baptized j\lay 27, 
1694, with his children Hannah, Joseph, Phebe 
and Benjamin. In his will, dated January 9, 
1712, and proved February 5, 1713, he names 
his wife Abiah, sons Joseph and Benjamin, 
and several daughters, including Hannah and 
Phebe. His estate was inventoried at over 
three hundred and si.xty-four pounds. In the 
New Haven probate records, "Abia Lines of 
New Haven, widdow, is allowed guardian to 
Benjamin, Abia, and Rebecckah Lines and ap- 
pointed guardian to Alis Lines, being four 
minor children of Ralph Lines, late of New 
Haven, dec'd". Children: Ralph, died May 8, 
1688; Hannah, born July 28, 1684; Joseph, 
February 20, 1686; Phebe, June 18, 1687; 
Alice, February 27, 1689, died November 18, 
1689; Ralph, September 23, i6go, died De- 
cember 7, 1693; Benjamin, January i, 1694, 
mentioned below ; Abiah, February 7, 1696 ; 
Rebecca, February, 1698; Alice, ]\Iarch i, 

(HI) Benjamin, son of Ralpli (2) Lines, 
was born January i, 1694, and lived in .\mity. 
He was a husbandman, and was called junior 
to distinguish him from his cousin of the 
same name. He married, February 2, 1720, 
Dorcas, daughter of Joseph and Abigail 
(Preston) Thomas. Children: Benjamin, 
born September i, 1720; James, mentioned 
below ; Dorcas, Alice, Mabel. 

(IV) James, son of Benjamin Lines, mar- 
ried, January 7, 1745, Thankful, daughter of 
John and Sarah (Perkins) Sperry. She died 
August II, 181 1. He died in January, 1792. 
They lived in New Haven. Children: John, 
born August 22, 1746; James, November 30, 
17^18; Ashbel, April 9, 1751 : Pamela, April 
IS- 1756; Ezra, born September 24, 1760, 
mentioned below; Benjamin, August 16. 1762; 
Sarah, December 31, 1764: Ebenezer, Tune 25, 

(V) Ezra, son of James Lines, was born 
September 24, 1760. He removed to New 
Haven and was a merchant there many years. 
He was originally an Episcopalian but in later 
life a member of the North Church. He was 
a soldier in the revolution under General Israel 
Putnam and was present at Putnam's famous 
ride at Greenwich. He married (first)- 



JiiiK' 4, I7S_'. I. IK- Wlicaton. Slic rlied Scp- 
tiiiihir 5. i~<M. :iii<l lie married (sec- 
ond) January 4. ijys. Widow Abigail Hootl, 
dauKlitcr of Captain Josluia and Martha 
(Miner) Kay. who died June 5. ijc/i. He 
married ( third ) Klizaheth L'mherficld, who 
died October g. iSj^. Children of first 
wife: Henry, born about 1784; Luc; Uetscy. 
Children nf third wife: li/ra Aui;ustus, men- 
tioned below; l"re«U-rick ; William; James, 
born 1801, died 1806; James, lK)rn about i8of); 

(\I) Ezra Augustus, son of Ezra Lines, 
was l)orn in New Haven, September 13, 1797, 
not far from the historic mansion at 144 Olive 
street, where he himself residetl for mi>re than 
eighty years. It was built by one of his 
family in 1704. He attended the public 
schools of New Haven an<l became associated 
with his father in conducting his store, suc- 
ceeding,' in time to the ownershi|) of the busi- 
ness. He had subsequently a tailoring estab- 
lishment, in which, as in various other busi- 
ness ventures, be was successful. He was for 
many years a director of the National New 
Haven Bank at the corner of Orange and 
Cha|)el streets, the oldest in the cit\ . For 
thirty years he was a member of the Imard of 
assessors of New Haven and was the oldest 
member at the time of bis retirement. He 
was also on the school committee, and member 
of the common council of New Haven for a 
ntuulier of years. In politics be was a Re- 
publican. A gentleman of the old school, 
of spotless intetjrits and strong character, he 
was highly respected by all classes of people 
and beloved by his friends and family. He 
was active in the New Haven (irnys and for 
many years the accomplished fifer of that 
famous company. He was the first player on 
the doulilc bass in New Haven and was skilled 
in music. He married (first) Lucy Ann Rit- 
ter. dieil in 1S51. aged forty-eiRbt. daughter 
of David Ritter : (second) Martha, daughter 
of William Kimlierly. Children of first wife: 
.Xugustus Ezra, born November 4. 182.:. inen- 
tioncil Ih-Iow ; (ieorge P.. November 2_\, 1S24, 
married .Mmira I*". Augur and .'\nn E. Holt 
Hubbard; Jane E., Iiorn .\ugust 2. 1830. Chil- 
dren of second wife: Martha; Maria, inar- 
ried James H. Rowlaiul. 

(\II) .Augustus Ezra, son of Ezra Au- 
gustus Lines, was l>orn in New Haven, No- 
vember 4, 1822. at the corner of Olive and 
Grand streets, and died in New Haven, No- 
vember 8, iqo2. He attended the Lincaster- 
ian School. Early in life he learned the trade 
of engraving on metals in a shop at the corner 
of Fulton and Nassau streets. New York 
Citv I ;Uer he was eiiipli>\ed in the simp at 


> t. 

the corner of 
the firm of .'s 
si.x vcars he 1 
famdy nf Mt 
then a htu i< 
niaincd n 
ing a \ 

Street. He engraved tl^ ■,■•<.■ 

United States govcrnmei • m 

New Haven in " ' ' ' vc- 

pidtlican, but i le 

inherited a fmi :ll- 

ful player, esiH-cially "m tiic flute, t >ne 01 his 
pupils snbse<|uentl\ plaved in thr Nfw York 
."symphony < )rchestra. II ■ .re 

mendK-rs of the t"hurcli r, 

formerly Chapel Street t <•- 

markalily well informed .1 a 

wide range of subjects. I : m 

local history and genealo^\ .lii.i j-„.is,cd 
some very interesting and valuable pictures "f 
various landmarks in this section. He mar- 
ried, Jaimary <). 1840, Mary .\. Kimlxrrly, 
iMirn .\pril 18, 1824. at tiuilford 1 r, .. ;,tit, 
died February 18, ic)o8, dauf^ht n- 

berly (see Kiml)crly \I). " 
giistus Kimberly, Ixirn in 1850. h 
age of thirtv-five vcars; I]arr\ 

(ad '■ •■■■■•••• ' '•■' •■ 

•ly Lines, son 
by . iiie-, « ;i~ the 

son oi l>dnicl (liiiiui .iiiil 11.11' 
Kimberly. grandson •>( Eli K 
He was . 

He atten..- , .... , 

ven ami studied untlcr various ()rivatc tu- 
tors. He began his business cnrnr n= rlrrk 
in the office of KimlH-rly &• 1 
merchants, of New Haven. Tl-' 
cessively in the euv ' ■ • 

New Haven & Ha' 
the Central New V.v 

road and for a few years wiili llie Snutiiern 
New England Telriib.>f»r ('..ninanv in New- 
Haven. He ^^ '■ s- 
man for the \' id 
traveled e.\t« ^ 'n 
states. Since ■ e 
business. He 1 :c, 
No. I, Free and ,\ 'm 
Chapter, No. 2. R r- 
mony Council, N<i. "" i^. 
ters : New Haven 2. 
Kuii.dit- Temiikir : 'ic 


Shrine of Bridgeport, also the various Scot- 
tish Rite bodies, having attained the thirty- 
second degree. He has held various offices 
in the Masonic bodies to which he belongs. 
He was commissioned captain of the Second 
Company of the Governor's Foot Guards of 
New Haven. He is also a member of the 
Chamber of Commerce of New Haven ; the 
Union League Club of New Haven; the Al- 
gonquin Club of New Haven ; the Knights 
Templar Club and of St. John's Protestant 
Episcopal Church. He is a Republican in 
politics. He married, June 7, 1882, Clifford 
Hastings Cooke, of Marietta, Georgia. They 
have one daughter, Louise Douglas, born No- 
vember 16, 1889. 

(The Kimberly Line). 

(IV) Abraham Kimberly, son of Nathan- 
iel Kimberly (q. v.), was the first of the name 
in Guilford. He came from West Haven 
about 1740 and died at Guilford, February 19, 

(V) George, son of Abraham Kimberly, 
married and has a son Eli. 

(VI) Eli, son of George Kimberly, and 
grandson of Abraham Kimberly, was born 
November 2, 1792. in Guilford, Connecticut. 
He was a mariner in early life. His home 
was on Faulkner's Islaijd, Guilford and 
Sachems's Head, having charge of the light- 
house on Faulkner's .Head for thirty-three 
years. No resident along the coast was bet- 
ter or more favorably known to both lands- 
men and sailors than Captain Eli Kimberly. 
He lived to the age of seventy-nine and was 
much lamented. He married Polly Fowler, 
of New London, November 12, 1812, and they 
had twelve children, among whom were Mary 
A., married Augustus E. Lines (see Lines 
VII), and Daniel Griffin, father of Captain 
Harry Kimberly Lines. He and his wife were 
members of the North Church. 

Edward Parker, immigrant an- 
PARKER cestor, was born in England. 
He settled in New Haven, 
Connecticut, as early as 1644, and died there 
in 1662. He married Elizabeth, widow of 
John Potter. Children, born at New Haven : 
Mary, baptized August 27, 1648; John, men- 
tioned below : Hope, born April 26, 1650, mar- 
ried Samuel Cook: Lydia, April 14, 1652, mar- 
ried John Thomas. 

(II) John, son of Edward Parker, was born 
at New Haven, October 8, 1648. He settled 
early at what is still known as Parker's Farms 
two miles west of the village. He was an act- 
ive business man and did much to advance 
the interests of the settlement. He died in 

171 1. He married, at New Haven, Novem- 
ber 8, 1670, Hannah, daughter of William 
Bassett ; she died June 7, 1726. Children, 
born at New Haven: Hannah, born August 
20, 1671; John, March 26, 1675; Abiah, 
March 26, 1677; born at Wallingford : Eliza- 
beth, married Josiah Royce ; Rachel, born June 
16, 1680; Joseph, married Sarah Curtis; Eli- 
phalet, married, in 1708, Hannah Beach; 
Samuel, married Sarah Goodsell ; Edward, 
born 1692, mentioned below ; Mary, married 
Joseph Clark ; Abigail. 

(Ill) Edward (2), son of John Parker, 
was' born in 1692, died October 21, 1776. He 
settled in Cheshire parish, Cheshire. He mar- 
ried (first) Jerusha Merriam, who died at 
Cheshire, December 27, 1745. He married 
(second) December i, 1748, Rebecca Ives, 
who died May 23, 1762, aged sixty-five. He 
married (third) September 30, 1762, Ruth 
Merriman Merwin. Children, born at Che- 
shire: Ralph, January 9, 1718; Athelred, 
July I., 1719; Edward, March 11, 1721 ; Joel, 
February 24, 1723, mentioned below ; Eph- 
raim, August 23, 1725 ; Amos, November 26, 
1726: William, 1728, died May 2, 1752; El- 
dad, September 14, 173 1 ; Joseph Merriam, 
February 2, 1734: Joseph, October 9, 1735. 

(I\') Joel, son of Edward (2) Parker, was 
born at Cheshire, February 24, 1723. He 
married, December 25, 1746, Susannah Hotch- 
kiss. Children, born at Cheshire: Athelred, 
September 17, 1747; Amos, October 22, 1749; 
Susanna, March 8, 1752; Joel, January 17, 
1754: Stephen, mentioned below. 

(Y) Stephen, son of Joel Parker, was born 
at Cheshire, August 5, 1759. He was a sol- 
dier in the revolution and drew a pension late 
in life. He was living in Cheshire in 1840, 
according to the census, aged eighty-one years 
(p. 660 Connecticut Rev. Rolls). He married 
(first) May 27, 1787, Sally, daughter of Jo- 
seph Twiss. He married (second) January 
6, 1805, Rebecca Stone, widow, daughter of 
Joshua Ray. She died July i, 1846. Chil- 
dren, born in Cheshire, by first wife : Cla- 
rissa, June 10, 1788, died i\Iay 27, 1789 ; Zeri, 
August I, 1790; Stephen, July 17, 1792, died 
January 15, 1794: Stephen, November 3, 1794, 
died young: Sarah, March 11, 1797; Clarissa, 
March 10, 1800; Joel, March 11, 1801: Isa- 
bella, November 25, 1803. Children of second 
wife: John, August 30, 1805: Betsey, ]\Iay i, 
1807 : Charles, mentioned below : Edmund, 
February 9, 181 1, married Jennette Bradley. 

(\T) Charles, son of Stephen Parker, was 
born January 2, 1809, at Cheshire, and lived 
to the great age of ninety-three years. From 
the age of nine to fourteen he lived with the 
familv of Porter Cook, a farmer of Walling- 



ford, attendiri)^ the district scIkjoI aiii w runy 
on the farm. When he \va> eijjhteen year> 
old he entered tlie emiiiiiy ui Aiimjii Mathews, 
a manufacturer of pewter huttons in South- 
ington, Connecticut, receiving as wages at 
first six ilollars a month and l)(>;ird. A year 
later he went to wori< fur li.iny & Horace 
Smith, who were also maimlaclurers of hut- 
tons, and six months later he accci>ted a po- 
sition in the factory of Patrick Lewis, manu- 
facturer of coffee mills. A year later he be- 
gan to manufacture cotfce mills on his own 
accoimt. making a contract with Patrick Lewis 
and Liias Holt to deliver a certain lunnljcr of 
mills per month. With a capital of $70 he 
succeeded in this business in making a profit 
of $1,800 in the first thirteen months. In 
1831 he became associated with Jared Lewis 
in the same line of contracting and in the 
following January Mr. Parker sold out to 
his partner, bought an acre of laml, on which 
was an old houye, for which he |)aid $ii$o, and 
built a stone shop "which was finished in the 
spring of 1832 and in wliicii he carric<l on 
the manufacture of coffee mills and waffle 
irons. In Xovcmber, 1833. his brother, Ed- 
mund Parker, an<l Heinan White were ad- 
mitted to partnership in the business under 
the firm name of Parker & White. During 
this partncrshi[) the business had many trials 
and some reverses, but none ever atlected the 
financial standing of Mr. Parker. His brother 
retired in 1843 and Mr. White the year fol- 
lowing. The only power used up to this time 
was furnished by a horse attached to a pole 
sweep. The steam engine installed by this 
concern in 1844 was the first used in Meridcn. 
The industry grew to mammoth jiroportions, 
and now has four engines with a capacity of 
500 horse power with twenty lK)ilcrs having a 
capacity of 2.000 horse [Kiwer. besides water 
power at the factories at East Meriden and 
Yalesville. .\t first Mr. Parker not only made 
but sold his own gixids. He made extended 
trips twice a year and on one occasion took 
an order tliat rcfpiircd two years for the fac- 
tory to fill. The present method of working 
on orders had not then come into practice 
generally. A few years later, Mr. Parker 
added to his pro<luct the making of silver- 
plated spoons and forks aiiil was the first to 
make plateil iiollow ware in .Meriden at what 
is known locally as Parker's S|)oiin Shop, 
the power for which is supplieil by FUack 
pond. The output of this factory at present is 
largely lamp products and steel spcxins, 
knives and forks. The capacity of the fac- 
tory is very large and the goods arc sold not 
only in all parts of this country but extcn- 
sivelv in f. neii^ii countrie-. .\ltlnnigh the 

making oi -\n 
important pan 

coniiiiiu-J i.i.i, 


is i< 

to inc ouipui 


hui a 

ste., .f 

a I ' 11 

tanie laillici .-r 

Clock Karli>ry :c 

ma^! ' ' e 

ma. 11 

torn !■» 

been given to 11 

extent, now p is 

branch of the r c 

years ai;o. I • r 

Riin^ ' n 

the :i- 
pan\ .f 
Parker liroihcrs. i-. 
a world-wide repnlrt' .- 
liability. ;, 
has been 1 •!- 
ufacturcii ... vi.... a 
hundred and fifty si. ;.> 
the uses of every t: is 
the largest manufacturer of vims mul cof- 
fee mills in the country. At the main fac- 
tory are | ' • ■ • • "el 
wood scri i.| 
electric p h 
room fittings. -c 
mills arc asst • it 
the wo<-)<lwork 1 
ville. The con -, 

ben.' ly 

otli. 1.) 

scar' y. 
Until i<>»5. tiic Charles Parker Cuinpaiiy also 
owned and opern»"d the pbnt known a<: the 
Meriden Curt.i' 
est concern of 
ing some five 
ness is now ci.' 
making siniil.Tr 
CoIumbi.T ~ 

The bti -6 with 

a capital 01 >; ' cr 

Company, and .i- 

panv, whii li it n. 

The first : CharJc- 

ident : ( Park«T. \ i ; 

Dexter \\ . 1' r. 

Since the deatl \- 

tcr W. P.t' ■ !•". 
Parker. \ 

retarv atv "- 



pany, incorporated June 12. 1893, has the fol- 
lowing officers : William H. Lyon, president 
and treasurer ; James F. Allen, secretary. The 
various Parker companies give steady em- 
ployment to about 1.500 hands, most of whom 
are skillful mechanics. Its development has 
contributed materially to the growth and 
prosperity of the city of Meriden. The New 
York salesrooms are at 32 Warren street. 
Since the death of Charles Parker, the gen- 
eral management has devolved upon his son- 
in-law, William H. Lyon, who has been con- 
nected with the company for many years. 

About twenty years before his death Mr. 
Parker was stricken with disease that kept 
him confined most of the time to his home, 
but did not afTect his mental and intellectual 
vigor and he continued to direct his business 
affairs. To the very end of his life, his deci- 
sion was sought and given in important mat- 
ters. Few men have had such a long and re- 
markable business career. No man's business 
credit in the history of Meriden was higher 
than his. The great diversity of products 
of the company and the enormous capital re- 
quired in the business called for the highest 
financial ability in the management. "The 
evolution of his business life from an appren- 
tice boy to a captain of industry would be 
the story of the growth of a small inland 
Connecticut town possessing a few local ad- 
vantages, developing in a comparatively few 
years into a thriving and prosperous city, 
prominent among the residents of which he 
was a prince among equals." 

Mr. Parker was naturally one of the fore- 
most citizens of Meriden. He took a lively 
interest in municipal affairs, and exerted a 
large and wholesome influence in the com- 
munity. In his early life he was a Democrat. 
He was one of the presidential electors from 
Connecticut who voted for Franklin Pierce 
for president. After the civil war broke out, 
however, he gave his loyal support to the 
Union, and helped to equip companies of mi- 
litia in response to the first call for troops 
and became a prominent Republican. He was 
a delegate to both Republican national con- 
ventions at which General Grant was nomi- 
nated for president. When Meriden was in- 
corporated as a city in 1867, Mr. Parker 
was given the handsome compliment of the 
choice of the people for their first mayor and 
he started the new city government with wis- 
dom and foresight. He set a standard that 
has been well maintained ever since. He was 
a member of Meridian Lodge, Free and Ac- 
cepted INIasons, and was the last surviving 
charter member of the lodge. He was also 
a member of St. Elmo Commandery, Knights 

Templar, to which he presented a beautiful 
banner in memory of his brother. Rev. John 
Parker, his son. Wilbur Parker, and his 
nephew, Geoi"ge WHiite Parker, all of whom 
were Knights Templar. He joined the So- 
ciet)' of the Sons of the American Revolu- 
tion in 1893. From early manhood he was a 
faithful member of the First Methodist Epis- 
copal Church, to which at one time he gave 
$40,000 toward the building fund. He erected 
one of the finest residences in the city on 
Broad street. It is now occupied by his son 
Dexter W. 

He married, in 183 1. Abi Lewis Eddy, of 
Berlin, Connecticut. They had ten children ; 
among whom were : Dexter Wright, men- 
tioned below ; Annie D., married William H. 
Lyon : Charles E. 

(VH) Dexter Wright, son of Charles Par- 
ker, was born November 23, 1849, i" -^feri- 
den. He attended the Russell Collegiate and 
Commercial School in New Haven. He was 
appointed to the United States Military Acad- 
emy at West Point by Congressman \\''arner. 
of Middletown, and graduated in the class of 
1870 with the rank of second lieutenant. He 
was in active service in the Sixth United 
States Cavalry on the frontier of Texas, In- 
dian Territory and Kansas. He resigned 
from the army to become his father's partner 
in the great business he had established in 
Meriden, and when the firm became a corpo- 
ration in 1877-78 he became an officer of the 
company. Year by year his share of the man- 
agement became larger and finally the bur- 
den of management was placed upon him and 
his brother, Charles E. Parker. The great 
concern continued its amazing growth and 
prosperity under his guidance. His health 
failed and he retired for a time. After the 
death of his brother he became treasurer, and 
in 1902 when his father died, he naturally suc- 
ceeded him as president. He is a director of 
the City Savings Bank and was formerlv a 
director of the First National Bank of Meri- 
den. He is a member of the Home Club of 
Meriden. In politics he is a Republican. He 
is unmarried. 

The Parker family has been 
PARKER actively and prominently iden- 
tified with the welfare and ad- 
vancement of Norwich, Connecticut and rep- 
resentatives in each generation have borne 
honorable parts in public aft'airs, especially in 
military and naval life, and have left records 
of upright lives. 

(I) \\'illiam Parker was the immigrant an- 

(II) Robert, son of ^^'illiam Parker, mar- 

. I A 1 n I 1 


ried (tir>t> January 28. 1657. Sarah James. 
Children: Mary. Inirn .Xjiril 1, 1658; Sam- 
uel, June 30. ifrf^io: .Mice, January 20, if/)2; 
James. .March, if/14. Mc married (secon<l) 
August, iiiiij. Patience, dauj^hter of Henry 
CobI). Cliillrcn: Thomas, Imrn .Xuj^ust 24. 
1669. was an nrij^iiial meinher nf the cluircli 
at Fainii'utli, .Massachusett>. in 1707, ordained 
a deacon. March (>, 1745. married, Decenihcr 
5, i(*),\. Mary Jenkins; Daniel, Ixirn .\]>r\\ 18, 
1670: JoNciih, see forwanl: Itenjamin. March 
15. '^'74: llannah. .Xpril, ih~(i: Sarah. June, 
i'>7S; IClisha, April, i()8o; .Mice, Septcmhcr 
15. KkSi. 

(Ill I Joseph, son of Kohcrt and Patience 
(Cohh) I'arker, was born in February, 1^172, 
dic<l in 1732. lie was also an original mem- 
ber of the I'almouth church. Me married. 
June .V3. ■'K)7-(>8, Mercy W'histoii. sometimes 
written Whetstone or \Vhiton. Children: Jo- 
seph, horn in i<*jf); John, see forward; Tim- 
othy. 170.^; Scth, 1705; Sylvamis, 1707; 
Mary, i7oi>. 

(1\ I John, son of Joseph and Mercy 
(Whiston) Parker, was born in 1700, and 
removed to N'orwich, Connecticut, in 1745. 
He was admitted to the church at l-'almonth. 
Massachusetts, Xovember, 1741. lie married. 
1734, Elizabeth .^mitii. Giildren: Timothy, 
see forward: Mary, born January 15, 1737; 
John and ICIizabcth. .March 2~. 1731). 

( \ ( Captain Timothy, eldest child of John 
and I'lizabeth (Smith) Parker, was born in 
Kahnoiuh. Massachusetts, May 17, 1735, died 
.May 27. 1797. lie had been a naval ci>m- 
niander jirior to the beji'inninji of the revolu- 
tionary war, and he rem;iincd in the merchant 
service. In I77'>. while returniui,' from the 
\\ est Indies, he was made a i)risoner. taken to 
New York, and there endured the hardships 
of the prisoners of those days. In September. 
1777. he was released, aiiil appointed to serve 
as lieutenant on the "Oliver Cromwell," which 
was the lari,'est cruiser of the state of Con- 
necticut. 1 te was promoted to the captaincy 
of this vessel, made several cruises in her, 
ami in company with another Connecticut 
cruiser, April 13. 1778. foutjht a severe but 
successfid battle with three P.ritish ships. 
These sjijps, as well as a munber of other 
armed vessels bel'mginij to the enemy, were 
captured by Captain Parker. In June. 1778, 
he was oblijjcd to ca])itulate to a far larger 
P.ritish force, but the •^truKijle was a tribute 
to his ability as a commander as well as to 
his seamanship. lie was atrain jdaced in one 
of the I'nijlish prison >hiiis. manaijed to escape 
by way of lonif Island, and returned to Nor- 
wich. Later he was placed in conuiiand of 
various privateers, the one with which he was 

last connected Lv...^ \. •• . 

close of the war he 

with the merchant n 

married, March 23. 

ChiMrcn: Ann. Iwi 

John. ■ ' 


ary 1 . , , ' 

K<ist 24, i7>/j, m Cii.. 

(\l) John (2\. 
and Delxirah :i 

March 10, 177.' , 

sea captain •"" 1 

he went i n 

navy whili 

taincd the rank ut 1 

command of the "I 1 

of a fever ' ' 
of Ilondir 
1819. Tlh 

tion of the valualile servici ;. 

gave grants of land to hi 
were never claimed. ( 
married, .\pril 25, iSt)2. .- t 

10. 1771. tlied .November 
of F.benezer and .Mary ( I 
granddaughter of Daniel . 
hitch, and great-granldaugluti .'J Uw. J.inie> 
and .Mice l'"itch. the former the first niinisirr 
at .Norwich, and the latter a grai. ' ' ' f 

(iovernor William PradfMrd. • 
flower." Fbenezer anil .Mary <[- .,. ;. i 
Fitch were married September 3, 1750. Chil- 
dren: F.lizabeth .\nn. l)orn May 28, 1803. die<l 
unmarried, in Norwich, .\pril i«i, |87<); Tim- 
othy, December 15. 1804, died in 1832: John 

Henry, February 2U. '^ ■" ' ' ■■• ' '•'■1 

in Norwich: Mary F.!I -i. 

died March 19, 181. e 


(\'\\) F.benezer Fitch, chihl of 
John (2) and Sarah (Fitch) Parker, was 
ixirn in Norwich, Decemlier 25. 1812, dieil 
.'September 21. 1897, and was buru.l m N .m- 
tic cemetery. He was but se\. 
when his father die<l. and at tb. 
teen years he commenced to learn i! 
of cabinet making, with Deacon Hor. 
ton, where he remained two years, 
then until he attained his majority c 
as a clerk in tin _i"cery and drug -' 
Lester & ' 1 Water street. I or a 

time he v. ! in the hmilwr vanl of 

Dr. William r 1 ii n at \ " ' ' 11 

the steamer "("icneral }:>■ 
tween Norwich an<l ^' ■ n 

the gnx'crv busines* 
uel n. Phillips. Jr.. 11. 

lips &• Parker, and whci'. t^.c inn; 44-.-,;htd 
Mr. Parker continued the business alone for 



some years. He finally disposed of it and 
formed a connection with Hyde & Hall, mer- 
chants of Norwich. Mr. Parker entered the 
employ of the Norwich & Worcester railroad 
about 1S40, served as conductor for one week, 
was then made master of transportation and 
retained this position for thirty-seven years, 
when he resigned. Subsequently he became 
accountant for the Reade Paper Company, 
continuing with them, under Edwin S. Ely, 
until they went out of business. The New 
London County Mutual Fire Insurance Com- 
pany next claimed his attention, and he held 
the office of president for thirty-five years. 
His health having become impaired, he re- 
signed from this position, and lived retired 
from all business atfairs for three years prior 
to his death. His political affiliations were 
with the Democratic party, and he served as 
a member of the city council for some time. 
He was appointed harbor master by Governor 
Jewell, and held this position until his death. 
Mr. Parker was a man of wide and diversified 
reading, an interesting speaker, and his kind 
heart and optimistic disposition gained for 
him a host of friends. He married, Novem- 
ber 9, 1836, Susan Cross, born in Stonington, 
Connecticut, in 1821, died January i, 1879, 
daughter of James Clark. Children: i. 
Henry Lester, see forward. 2. Walter Farns- 
worth, born August 3, 1839; he married, De- 
cember 22, 1861, Sarah Catherine Hartt; 
children : Ella Crane, widow of Charles P. B. 
Peck, of New York ; Carrie H., deceased ; 
Marco Smith, married Miriam Hoyt and re- 
sides in New York; Walter F., lives in New 
York, where he is president of the Peck Press. 
3. Robert Bottum, born October 21, 1842; 
for a number of years he was a ticket agent 
at Norwich for the Norwich & Worcester rail- 
road, was engaged in the mercantile busi- 
ness for a time, and is now living retired ; he 
has attained the thirty-second degree in the 
Masonic fraternity : married, September 19, 
1877, Annie Cornelia Kelley, who died May 
13, 1879. 4- John Ford, born August 2, 1846. 
5. Ebenezer Fitch, born October 21, 1854; is 
married and resides in New York. 6. George 
Brewster, born August 7, 1857, is unmarried 
and lives in New York. 7. Frank Clark, born 
November 8, i860, died September 5, 1861. 

(\'III) Flenry Lester, eldest child of Eben- 
ezer Fitch and Susan Cross (Clark) Parker, 
was born in Norwich, August 21, 1837; 
died November 7, 1908, He received 
an excellent education until he was fif- 
teen years old, when he entered the em- 
ploy of the Boston & Sandwich Glass Com- 
pany in Boston, remaining in that city a num- 
ber of years. Upon his return to his native 

city he obtained a position with the Norwich 
& Worcester railroad under the supervision 
of his father. He then went to Chicago and 
was employed as freight clerk by the Illinois 
Central railroad, and later became a clerk in 
the Howard House in New York. He again 
returned to Norwich, formed a connection 
with the Norwich & New York Transporta- 
tion Company, became secretary and later 
treasurer of that corporation, and held these 
positions about twenty years. He became as- 
sociated in a partnership with his brother, 
John F., in 1877, in the insurance business, 
two years united with the business of Thomas 
H. Perkins, the firm becoming Perkins & 
Parker Brothers, and in 1883, Mr. Perkins' 
interests having been purchased, the firm re- 
turned to its old style of Parker Brothers. 
Three years later the impaired health of 3,ir. 
Henry Lester Parker caused him to dispose of 
his interest in this concern. In spite of the 
many demands made upon his time by his per- 
sonal afifairs, Mr. Parker served as secretary, 
treasurer and director of the Norwich Water 
Povv'er Company, and was president of the 
board of water commissioners for many years. 
He joined Trinity Episcopal Church in his 
early years, and all his life took an active in- 
terest in its affairs, serving as vestryman, 
senior warden, superintendent of the Sunday 
school and for many years as parish treas- 
urer. His entire family joined the same 
church. In his political affiliations 'Sir. Par- 
ker was a Democrat, and served his town as 
a member of the common council. His frater- 
nal relations were .of a high order and he was 
one of the two oldest thirty-third degree Ma- 
sons in the state of Connecticut. He was a 
member of Somerset Lodge, No. 34, Ancient 
Free and Accepted Masons, having been made 
a Master Mason in 1859 ; was a member of 
Franklin Chapter, No. 4; Franklin Council, 
No. 3 ; Columbian Commandery, No. 4, 
Knights Templar, and held almost every office 
in the different branches. He and the late 
Judge C. W. Carter were appointed members 
of the Supreme Council of Sovereign Grand 
Inspectors of the thirty-third degree, for the 
Northern Masonic District of the L^nited 
States, May 18, 1865. 

Mr. Parker married, December 30, 1857, 
Ann Meech, born August 17, 1836, died Oc- 
tober 22, 1894, daughter of Colonel Asa and 
Elizabeth (Allyn) Roath, of Norwich. Chil- 
dren: I. Susan May, born May 7, 1859, is 
a member of Faith Trumbull Chapter, Daugh- 
ters of the American Revolution. She mar- 
ried, July 2, 1883, i\Iartin E. Jensen, of Nor- 
wich. Child : Gerard Edward, born March 
10, 1884, was graduated from the Norwich 


Itcc .\c;iik-iii> m \(j>2,:ini\ I'rimi Sale Univer- 
sity. 2. l-'li/.iliith Knatli. I)'>rn M;i> 27, |W>| ; 
married. Scptciulicr u. iSXj. Henry A. Nor- 
ton, of Norwich. 3. (ieranl Lester, Ixirn in 
Norwich, Connccticnt, Se])tenilicr 4, i8»V'>; c<l- 
iicatol in tlie ]iul)lic schools of Norwich, and 
at an early a|,'c >howc<l a decided inclination 
for inaniilactiirin),' interests, more es|)e:ially 
niacliincry. Siiue I><S_^ he lias tieen connected 
with the inaufactiire oi machinery. He was 
in the employ of C. I'. R(i;;er> & Company, 
mamifacturers of machinery at Norwich, for 
a period of thirteen years, then with Xiistin 
& Ilildy, of |to>ton, for two years. Snbse- 
quently he was with the J. A. I"ay & Eyan 
Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, for almost eipht 
years, enj^ajjed in the manufacture of wojd- 
workinj; machinery. Since ir)07 he has been 
with S. A. Woods Machine Company, of 
Boston, and holds the [wsitions of secretary 
and a-i>i-taiit treasurer in that important cor- 
poration. His residence is in Itrookline, .Mas- 
sachusetts. .Mr. I'arker married, December 
8, 1897. Fannie .\rnoKI Carpenter, of Nor- 
wich. They have two dau;jhters : .\nnettc 
and Lester. 4. .\nne Meech. Ixirn .\ujjust 
26, |8^>S; married. October 14, 1891, Henry 
Halsey Walker and resides in Norwich. 5. 
Henry I-'itcli. see forward. 

(IN) Henry I'itch. youngest child of Henry 
Lester and Ann Meech ( R<iath ) I'arker, was 
born in Norwich, October 0, 1874. and re- 
ceived his education in the public schools of 
hi.s native town. 

He entered up,>n business as a clerk for N. 
S. Gilbert & Sons, at Norwich, in .\pril, 
1892, remainiuf; in their employ until Janu- 
ary, i<>04, when he resigned his position. For 
a ninnlier of year^ he has been one of the 
most iimminent members of Trinity Episcopal 
Church : is a vestrvman and has served for 
a lontj time as the parish treasurer. He be- 
came a memlicr of the Sons of the .\merican 
Revolution in i8o'i. and is secretary and treas- 
urer of the Israel Putnam branch of that or- 
ganization in the city of Norwich, and by vir- 
tnre of that i^ffice is a member of the Ixiarfl 
of managers of the st.ite. He is a member 
of the board of [lark commissioners of Nor- 
wich and has been since its organization. He 
is a director of the Norwich Nickel and I'rass 
Company, anti a trustee of the Chelsea .Sav- 
ings Hank of Norwich, a member of the New 
London County Horticultural Society of Nor- 
wich and the New London County .\gricnl- 
tural Sinriety of Norwii^h. He is a Demixrat 
and was electe<l an alderman of the city of 
Norwich in loio. He married. December i, 
IQOO. Elizabeth Eastmead Scofield. of Pough- 
keepsie. New York. 

.\ hrst edi- 

ifSi The 

The surtM 
LEE TE gone var. 

cations in , - ., 

Letc. Lcty, Lcct. Lctte, Lyttc and sinniar 

form- with the prcijo'-ition c/r nn! 'hr nrti'dc 

le. \ '.ever, as 1' m 

Eliz.i IS Leetc. • I 

the ; ■ • 


in til , 

Lcet. In 127 J we In 1' 

Lynton Parva, Camb- t 

date the snrnani' 

England. .\ siij 

ily, inchuling tlu ... . , . 

lished in 190^) by Jo 

tion of this work wa- ; 

Leete coal-of-arms : Arf,tii; ou ■^ 

between two rolls of matche- I 

proper a martlet or. Crest: d 

coronet or, an anlii|Me lamp or, h 

(I) Thomas Leete, to whom . :: . 
is traced in England, lived at ( )akmKion and 
Comberton and was<l to the 'stib'^idy 
for Cambridgeshire in 1522-2J. He w 

ied at t^akin^jton, July 9. 15A4. IJc : 

.-\lsc (.Mice) , who was buried .ii > mk 

ington, February 3, 1766. 

(II) Thomas (2), son of Thomas (1) 
Leete, married, November 12, 1568, at Oak- 
ington, . Me was assessed to the sub- 
sidy for Cambridgeshire in 1566-67 and 1571- 
J2. and was buried at Oakington, l-"ebruary 4, 

(III) Thomas (3), son of Thomas (2)' 
Leete. livefl at Oakingt"'" nn! was named in 
the visitation of H' re in 1613. 
He was warrlen of il irch at Oak- 
ington in 1598, and w.i i.;;Tii.i there No- 
vember 12. \iiH>. He married. June 2, 1574, 
Maria ."slade, who was buried at Oakington. 
Sei'tember 25. 1610. daughter of Edward 
.'slade, of Rushton. Northamptonshire. Ot!1- 
ilrcn : John, mentioned l>elow ; John 

two sons the same name was not 
mon ). lived at Islington ; Ricbarrl, churcii «.ii - 
den of Oakington, njarried Elizabeth or Isa- 
bella Rogers. 

(l\') John, son of Thomas (3) Leete, was 
of Dodington : was named in the V'i«it.-itinns 
of Hants in 1613 and 1^.48. H. .d 

May 13, 1575. at Oakington. ai :i 

Deceml>cr, 1648. He marrl- ' .-r 

of Robert Shute, one of ' • e 

King's Mench in 1650. CI r 

William, mentioned below: ji.lin. ui Midlow 
Grange, married .Sarah Filbrig ; .Anne, mar- 
rieil Robert Raby. 

(\') Governor William Leete, son of John 
Leete. of Dodington. was Mm in 1612 or 



1613. "He was bred to the law and served 
for a considerable time in the Bishop's Court 
at Cambridge where, observing the oppres- 
sions and cruelties then practiced on the con- 
scientious and virtuous Puritans, he was led 
to examine more thoroughly their doctrines 
■and practice, and eventually to become a Puri- 
tan himself and to give up his office." He 
married, at Hail AVeston, Huntingdonshire, 
-August I, 1636, Anne, daughter of Rev. John 
Paine, minister of Southoe, in county Hunts. 
She died in Connecticut, September i, 1668. 
He married (second) Sarah, widow of Henry 
Rutherford : she died February 10, 1673. He 
married (third) Mary, widow of Governor 
Francis Newman and of Rev. Nicholas Street ; 
she died December 13, 1683. After his mar- 
riage he lived for a short time in Keyston, 
Huntingdonshire, and there his first child, 
Mary, was born and died. In the Visitation 
of Hants in 1684, the record signed by John 
Leete, brother of Governor Leete, reads : 
"William Leete, eldest son, Governour of Har- 
ford in New England, now living 1684 as is 
supposed aet. 71." 

William Leete came to New England with 
Rev. Mr. Whitfield's company and he was one 
of the signers of the Plantation Covenant on 
shipboard, June i, 1639, arriving in New Ha- 
ven about July 10, following. When they 
had agreed upon Guilford as a place to settle 
he was one of six chosen to buy the lands of 
of the Indians, in trust, for the plantation, un- 
til their organization was effected. When 
the lands were laid out, Leete received a lot 
opposite William Chittenden on the corner 
of what is now Broad street and River. His 
outlying land, some two hundred and fifty 
acres, was located about three miles away and 
the locality was named for him Leete's Island. 
His seal bearing the coat-of-arms described 
above has been preserved by his descendants. 

He figured prominently in public life. He 
was clerk of the plantation from 1639 to 1662. 
He was one of four to whom was intrusted 
the whole civil power of the plantation with- 
out limitation until a church was formed, June 
19, 1643, ^nd he was one of the seven pillars. 
He and Samuel Disborough were chosen to 
meet the court at New Haven in 1643 when 
the combination of the plantations was made 
and a general court established for the en- 
tire New Haven colony. Leete was a deputy 
from Guilford to this court until 1650, and 
from 165 1 to 1658 magistrate of the town. 
In 1658 he was chosen deputy governor of the 
colony and continued in that office until the 
union with Connecticut in 1664. Afterward 
he was assistant until 1669 when he was elect- 
ed deputy governor of the Connecticut colony. 

holding the office until 1676 when he was 
chosen governor, which he held by reelection 
until his death in 1683. Upon his election as 
governor he removed to Hartford. His tomb- 
stone is in the rear of the First Church of 
Hartford. "During the term of forty years" 
says Dr. Trumbull, the historian, "he was 
magistrate, deputy governor or governor of 
one or other of the colonies. In both colonies 
he presided in times of greatest difficulty, yet 
always conducted himself with such mtegrity 
and wisdom as to meet the public approba- 
tion." When two of the judges of Charles I., 
Goffe and ^'\^^alley, fled to New England for 
safety after the Restoration, Governor Leete 
secreted them in the cellar of his store and 
cared for them several days. 

Children, all by first wife : John, mentioned 
below ; Andrew, born 1643 > William, married 
Mary Fenn ; Abigail ; Caleb, born August 24, 
1651; Gratiana, December 22, 1653; Pere- 
grine, January 12, 1658 ; Joshua, 1659 ; Anna, 
March 10, 1661. 

(A^I) John (2), son of Governor William 
Leete, was born in 1639, said to have been the 
first white child born in Guilford. He died 
November 25, 1692. He married, October 
4, 1670, Mary Chittenden, born 1647. daugh- 
ter of William and Joanna ( Sheaf e) Chitten- 
den. She died March 9, 1712. Children: 
Ann, born August 5, 1671 ; John, January 4, 
1674; Joshua, July 7, 1676; Sarah, December 
16, 1677; Pelatiah, mentioned below; Me- 
hitable, December 10, 16S3 : Benjamin, De- 
cember 26, 1686; Daniel, September 23, 1689. 

(VII) Deacon Pelatiah, son of John (2) 
Leete, was born at Guilford, March 26, 1681. 
He settled on Leete's Island, Guilford, where 
no previous settlement had been made, and 
built a house where Edward L. Leete recently 
lived. He owned much land and was a well- 
to-do farmer. He kept a hundred head of cat- 
tle. His homestead descended to him from 
his grandfather and father and at last accounts 
was in the possession of his descendants. He 
was deacon of the Fourth Church of Guil- 
ford, and often represented the town in the 
general court. He died October 13, 1768, 
very old. His wife died October 22, 1769, 
aged ninety years. They lived together for 
sixty-three years. He married July i. 1705, 
Abigail, born in 1679, daughter of Abraham 
and Elizabeth (Bartlett) Fowler. Children, 
born at Guilford : Abigail, born September 
13' 1707: Daniel, October 14, 1709: Mehitabel, 
September 28, 1711; Pelatiah, mentioned be- 
low: Mehitabel, 1714. 

(A^III) Deacon Pelatiah (2), son of Dea- 
con Pelatiah (i) Leete, was born at Guilford, 
March 7, 1713, died May 28, 1786. He mar- 



ricfl. Nfarch 26, 1740. Lyrlia, Iwrn March 14. 
1719. flicd Autjust 13. 1772. (laiiKhtcr of Uea- 
cnn Sniniicl .ind ^[inll\velI ( Miii;^ I Cruttcn- 
den. of (iuilfonl. lie \v:is ileac-ni of the 
Fourth ConLjrc^'ational Church of tliat town, 
lie lived on I.eete's Island. Chil<lren, bom 
at (iiiilford: rdatiah. Marc!) 4, 1741, died 
younK': I'elatiah, .April 22. 1744. mentioned 
below; I^ydia. October 24. 1749 (twin) ; \oah 
(twin) : i'lber, March 23, 1752: Simeon, .April 
'4. '753: Amos. .April 25, 1758; Nathan, 

(IX) Pclatiah (3), son of Dcticon f'cla- 
tiah (2) Lectc. was born .April 22. 1744, died 
March 2. iSoTi. He married (tir>t) Jime 17, 
1767, Hethiah Norton, who dieil [mie 30, 
•"W. -'Kt'd fifty-six years, daiij^hter of Thomas 
and Methiah Norton, of Guilford, lie mar- 
ried (second) November 10, 1794, Mary Fris- 
bie, of North Mranford, who died Jannary 14, 
1832, aged seventy-six years. Children, born 
at Lcete's I<lanil. (iuilfonl: Joel, mentioned 
below: Noah, I'ebrnary 22. 1770; FVIatiah, 
July 3, 1773: Mary, b'ebriiary 15. 1798. 

(X» Joel, son of Pelatiah (3) I.eete, was 
born at (jiiilford, .April 13, i~f)^, died Janu- 
ary 28, 1842. He married. May 2/, 1790, 
Molly, born .\upust 23, t7<)3, died .November 
27. 1843. danjjbter of .\oali and .Naomi (.\t- 
wcll) Cnittenden, of Ciuilford. Children, born 
at I.eete's Island, Ciuilford: .Alvan, Ant;ust 
24. 1791, mentioned below: Polly Maria, 
March 7, 1794: Morris .Atwell. November 10, 
1795: Frederick William. July 6, 1803. 

( XI) Captain Alvan. son of Joel Leete, was 
born .Auijust 24. 1791. died July 6. 1882. He 
was for many years a teacher in the public 
schools of (iuilford and vicinity. He was cap- 
tain in the militia. In religfion he was a Con- 
gregationali>t : in politics a Whig and Re|)ub- 

He married. January 13, i8i''>, Rclx'cca, 
widow of Williatn Hutler, and daughter of 
Isaac and .Abigail (Tyler) Palmer, of I'.ran- 
ford. She was Iiorn February 14, 1789. died 
January id. i8(.2. Chibtren, born at (iuilford : 
Abigail Mari.T. N'ovember 18, 1816, married 
A. \V. Leete: Fliza Ann, March 3. 1818, 
married C. Rolibin>; Isaac Palmer, ^iarl■ll 9. 
1821. married Clarissa Foote : Edwi;i Alonzo, 
mentioned below : Marietta. July 20. 1827, 
died January 18. 1877. 

(XII) Deacon Edwin .Alonzo, son of Cap- 
tain .Alvan Leete. was Iwrn December 21, 

He was educated in the public schools, 
an<l followed the trade of cabinet making in 
his native town. He was deacon of the church 
and a highly respected citizen. He married 
(fir>;t) November 23. 1847. S. Ellen. Iwrn No- 

vemf)cr 10, 1825, d.i 
F'annv < Norton > ?b ' 

3. •>■■' 
of L 
lec) I 
the 1 

14. I 

ley) I Af 

Deacon .A 

10. 1774: 1 

rine. l)orn >cpteml>ei 

5, 1830. daughter of i 

Icy) Ward. 

Deacon Ambrose Lectc, father of A 
Leete, was |y>rn January >■■ •-■^' 
ford; married. .November 
born February 28. 1747, ^\:■. n 

and Rachel (White) Chittcii.lcu. 
was chosen a ficacon of the I'ourlh Church 
of Ciuilford in 17S6 ami of tlic First (.Tiurch 
in 1807: he died February 14, 1809; she died 
September 16, 1838. 

I)aniel Lectc, father of Deacon Ambrose 
Lectc, was son of Deacon Pclatiah Leete 
(\'II), mentioned alxivc. Daniel niarricd, 
June 14. 1738. Rlnxla Stone. Ixirn Novcml>er 
2, 1719, (Iie<l Decemli ' ■■ ■-• > ■• f 
Caleb and .^arab (.M( 
a deacon of the i ^ 


Edwin .Alonzo Lectc learned the ti 
cabinet maker un<ler John Kiml)crly in < iiiil 
ford, and worked for him four years. He 
was employed as a journeyman by Jonas H. 
Howditch, of New Haven, manufacturer and 
dealer in furniture, for a short time. .After- 
ward he came to (Iuilford and worked for 
two years in the shipyards at East river owned 
by Eber Hotchkiss. For a numtn'r "f 
be dealt in hardwixid lumlier for tlii 
York City market. He enlisted in tin 
army in 1862, in Company I, Fourteenth < 
nccticut Regiment, under rnpfnin !<:n-f 
son. Colonel Dwight ^' 
ice for six m<inihs ;iii 
of .Antietam. He w.i 
dria shortly afterwar'l 
disability. .After reti;' 

engaged in cabinet making un Ui> own ac- 
count. He openerl a fiirnifnro >iforr and c*- 
tablishefl ,i- ' • ■ • . ., . 

business 1: 

came the k .. . ; ..c 

most successful i action. In 

religion he was .1 'in politics 

a Republican and Littr .1 -• 

Children of Edwin ,\loii (ir>t 

wife: Fanny Rebecca, born t ■. i ..<.. . ,. 1848. 


married Ezra S. Kelsey ; James Spencer, Sep- 
tember 8, 1850, died jNIarch 23, 1857. Chil- 
dren of second wife: Edward Morris, 
mentioned below ; Catharine Ward, Novem- 
ber 28, i860, married Fred W. Seward; Eliz- 
abeth Morris, February 10, 1867, graduated 
from the State Normal School at New Brit- 
ain, for the past five years a teacher in the 
William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia ; 
William Henry, December 3, 1868, in Guil- 
ford, formerly with the New York, New Ha- 
ven & Hartford Railroad Company, afterward 
assistant to the general superintendent of the 
Los Angeles Terminal Railroad, and cashier 
and paymaster on the San Pedro, Los Angeles 
& Salt Lake Railroad, and now treasurer of 
the latter, married Caroline Hopkins Barnes, 
of Binghamton, New York. 

(Xni) Edward Morris, son of Edwin 
Alonzo Leete, was born in Guilford, August 
18, 1858. He was educated in the public 
schools of his native town, and learned of his 
father the trade of cabinet making. He be- 
came associated in business with his father 
and succeeded to the business. He repre- 
sented the town in the general assembly of the 
state, as so many of his ancestors had done 
in the earlier days. He was elected in 1900. 
In politics he is a Republican, and a Congre- 
gationalist in religion. He is a member of St. 
Albans Lodge, No. 38, Free and Accepted 
Masons, of Guilford. 

Edward Morris Leete married, October 
15, 1879, Eva S., born April 19, 1858, daugh- 
ter of Elisha Chapman and Charlotte G. 
(Fowler) Bishop (see Bishop VIII). Her 
sister, Mary C. (Bishop) White, is a member 
of the Society of Colonial Wars and of the 
Daughters of the .American Revolution, in 
both of which i\Irs. Leete is entitled to mem- 
bership. Mary C. Bishop married Miles G. 
White, of Hartford, Connecticut. Mrs. 
Leete's interest in family history and heir- 
looms have led her into an interesting busi- 
ness, which has grown to large proportions, 
for she has now in tlie town of Guilford three 
houses furnished with colonial and antique 
furniture and two large storehouses full of 
similar goods. She has had the contract for 
furnishing various state buildings and head- 
quarters at national and international exhibi- 
tions, and is recognized as an authority on all 
kinds of colonial and antique goods. Mrs. 
Leete is a graduate of the Guilford high school 
and is well known in business as well as so- 
cial circles in this section. Children of Mr. 
and Mrs. Leete: Frank Chapman, born Au- 
gust 16, 1881, unmarried; Earl Bishop, No- 
vember 8, 1887; Charlotte Elizabeth, August 
14, T889. 

The surname Bishop is of 
BISHOP cient English origin. Just how 

the title of a sacred office of the 
Catholic church came to be used for a sur- 
name is lost in the obscurity of ancient his- 
tory. It is suggested that it must have been 
a personal name or a nickname of some pro- 
genitor, just as majors and deacons are some- 
times given. Other names, like Pope, are of 
this class. Bishop was in common use in 
England as a surname many centuries ago, 
and no less than eleven immigrants came 
from there to JNIassachusetts before 1650 with 
their families. Various branches of the Eng- 
lish Bishop family bear coat-of-arms and have 
had titles and dignities of various sorts. 

(I) Thomas Bishop, of Ipswich, Massachu- 
setts, died February 7, 1674. His estate was 
valued at above five thousand pounds, which 
was a large fortune for the times. He served 
in many public offices. He was in the general 
court in 1666. Records show that in 1685 
Captain Thomas Bishop lost a ship sailing to 

the Barbadoes. He married Margaret , 

and had sons Samuel, John, Thomas Jr., Job 
and Nathaniel. 

(II) Samuel, son of Thomas Bishop, grad- 
uated at Harvard College in 1665, and died 
at Ipswich in 1687. He married Hester Cogs- 
well, and they had nine children. The widow, 
Hester or Esther, married (second) Thomas 
Burnham in 1689. Children : Margaret, 
born May 17, 1676; Samuel, February 6, 
1678-79, mentioned below: John, September 
20, 1685. The names and dates of Ijirth of 
the other children are not known. 

(III) Samuel (2), son of Samuel (i) 
Bishop, was born February 6, 1678-79. He 
lived in Ipswich and Norwich, and died No- 
vember 18, 1760. He married. January 2, 
1705, Sarah Forbes, born in 1683, died 1759. 
They had eleven children, and one, Sarah, who 
died young. Children : Thomas, born No- 
vember 14, 1706; Samuel, February 2, 1708; 
Sarah, March 7, 1710; Esther, January i, 
1712; Caleb, March 16, 1715, mentioned be- 
low; Joshua, June, 1716; Sarah, ]\Iarch, 1718; 
Elizabeth, January 5, 1720; Hannah, August 
2, 1722; Ebenezer, November 26. 1725; Su- 
sannah, December 26. 1727. 

(IV) Caleb, son of Samuel (2) Bishop, 
was born March 16, 1715. He married Ke- 
ziah Hebbard in 1739. She died 1776. Chil- 
dren : Reuben, born November 2, 1740, men- 
tioned below; Elijah, June 16, 1742; Mary, 
July 18, 1744; Lucy, December 21, 1747. 

(V) Reuben, son of Caleb Bishop, was born 
November 2, 1740, in Ipswich. He married 
his cousin, Hannah Bishop, February 10, 1761. 
He was a soldier in the revolutionary war. 


Jl'n//t(r/i .yer/in/i r/jf'<^/fv/f 



A ^ ale CdlcKC class book for 1819. when one 
of his ;;r;mils()ns, Dr. Klijali lti>hn|), jjra'lii- 
atcd, >iKaks of his Kran<lfathcr "as a laptain 
i)f a militia in the Kcvoliitinnary war, who ac- 
coiii|)anicfl Arnold's cx|)fiIiiion up tlu- Kcnne- 
iifc river towards Otic-hcc, ami was killed Scp- 
tcniher 24, 1775." The story of his <lcath, as 
told liy his widow to her grandchildren was 
.1^ follows: Her luishand. the captain, was 
Msited hy one of his soldiers who wa- intoxi- 
cate<l. When the captain ordered him back to 
his i|iiarters, and shut the door upon him. the 
the soldier turned and fired thronph the dixir, 
fatally wonndini; the connnander. His widow 
liveil to be ninety years old. In the settle- 
ment of his estate is fjiven an apprai>al of his 
niilit;iry e(|uipnients. and his creditors col- 
lected and returne 1 credit in ixmnds. shillings 

intl pence for money received for his scrv- 
ues in the arniy. liis widow married (scc- 
"iid I laptain l'>enjamin linrnham, and had a 

on. Ilishop I'uriiham, 17S3. and dau(.;hter, 
Hannah, I7«S6, by the second marriage. 
Josbtia. Ili^hop's eldest son. was in the revo- 
hiiionary war for the last two years, and it 
was the mother's care to look after five chil- 
dren. She often said: "It took each year 
the best yoke of oxen she could raise to buy a 
substitute for him, as she could not spare 
him." The I'ishop family owned slaves, and 
when slavery was abolished they were obli;.;cd 
by law to support those too old to care for 
themselves. The pillion on which Hannah 
I'ishop rode seven miles to church has been 
kept, and the stories she use<I to tell her 
prandchildreu have been a source of much in- 
formation for the family records. Children: 
Joshua, born January 14, 1762, mentioned 
below; Caleb, March 20. 1764; Cyrus, Janu- 
ary 22, i~(\ii: r-'arl, December 29, 170S: Dan- 
iel W., Xovenibcr 24, 1770. 

(\ n Joshua, son of Reuben Ilishop. was 
lx>rn Jaiuiary 14. 17(12. dieil May 4. if^43. He 
married (first) Wcltby Adams, born in i7''io, 
died Sejitember 5. iH_^i). He niarrjed (sec- 
ond) Mehitable \\illiams. Children, by first 
wife: Reuben: P.arzillai, mentioned below. 

(\'in I'.arzillai. son of Joshua Ilishop, 
was Ixirn in 1780. He marrieil Lucy Iliint- 
int;to!i. March \f>. 1X15. She was liorn Sep- 
tember to. 1704, died January i. 1855, dauRli- 
tcr of Ilarnabas and .Xbicjail (Perkins) Hunt- 
ington (see Perkins \'i t. liarzillai P.isho]> 
was a iiroiiiinent citizen of Lisbon and rep- 
resented that town in the ijeneral assembly of 
Connecticut ami held other important offices. 
Chililren: t. Parzillai Huntington, born 
iSi'i; married, .\pril 17. i8j?7. Llizabeth Ly- 
dia Allen and went to Illinois: she married 
(second) Downs. 2. Xatban Perkins, 

mentioned below. 3. Samuel, died in inf.incy 
4. Ko^er .\., liorn 1822: marri' 
1844, Lucy P. Lee: chililren: ' 
rissa Huntin).;ton an' ' ' ' ,,1 

without issue. 5. I id. 

March i(>, 1843, j , iijl- 

dren: i. Joseph Huntington 1 rn 

1843, married Mary .\lbro; ii. ', cih 

lulniunds. married. N'mcmber lu, i!57i, W'y- 
nian J. May and lived at Hartford; iii. Lucy 
Kdnuinrls, died in infancy. 6. Mary (twin), 
born 1828; married Rev. Charles L. .\ycr, 
November 27. 1849; children: i. S .ti, U.rn 
and died June 3, 1852; ii. 1 lia 

Aver. July 11, 1853; iii, John or, 

I'ebruarv 15, 1856. : m ; 

iv. losepli Iluntiii: .•5. 

1858, died March _'j, . 
Ayer, July 9, i860, died .Ajird 30. 
Rev. lulward Per' ins .\yer, Jidv 
married Helen Itishop; vii. 1 . il 

Ham .\yer, .Xugust 8. 18/14. '' <J- 

18^)5: viii. Mary F.lizalieth "■ 
14. iSG^i; ix. Cieorge Soule A 
1868; .X. Lucy Ku}.;enia Aver. 
1870. 7. Klizabeth (twin), Ixirn 1828, died 
unmarried. 8. Abigail, bom 1830. died un- 
married in 1855. 

(\'II1) Nathan Perkins, son of Barzillai 
Piishop. was Ixun Februar>- 3. 1818. He 
worked on a farm during bi^ lioyluMid and 
received his education in the public schools. 
He became a merchant in Norwich and was 
a well-known and highly respected citizen. 
He was a member of the Hroadway Congrega- 
tional Church of Norwich. He held many 
offices of public and private trust. He was 
first selectman of the town of Lislwn and re]v 
resented the town in the general assembly in 
i8fio. In later life much of his time was de- 
voted to the management and settlement of 
states. "He was a model citizen and a wel- 
coine visitor in many househobls. He tinJc 
great delight in home tics, and his life was 
an example of the Christian living wliich he 
professed." He was prominent in charitable 
and cluirch work in Hanover parish. In pol- 
itics he was a Republican. He marrie<l (first) 
I'ebruary 16, 1840. Nancy Lee. of Hanover, 
Connecticut, daughter of William Lee. who 
was a son of tlie Rev. .\ndrcw Lee. who 
preached in the Hanover parish for more than 
fifty years. She was born SeptemlK-r 10. 1817, 
died .\pril 2S, \>ii)2. lie married (second) 
.April U). i8<>4. Mary Denison, tlangbter of 
Jedediah and Joanna (Porter) (Cleveland) 
Ensworth. of Canterbury. Connecticut. Her 
mother was Ixirn in Sharon. X'ermont. Her 
grandfather was Jesse Rnsworth. who mar- 
rieil I.otilla Dver, of Canterburv. The Ens- 



worth or Ainsworth (as it is also spelled) 
family is one of the oldest and most distin- 
guished in the state. Children of first wife : 
I. Nathan Lee, born March 6, 1841, men- 
tioned below. 2. Lucy Huntington, born Sep- 
tember 9, 1842; married, November i, 1865, 
Nathan Witter ; children : Herbert Bishop 
. Witter, October 23, 1867 ; Nellie B. Witter, 
June 5, 1869 ; Edward William Witter, April 

15, 1874. 3. Nancy Bingham, January 21, 
1845: married, March 10, 1871, Rev. Charles 
W. Carey ; children : Frederick \Villiam Carey, 
born February 16, 1872; Herbert Bishop 
Carey, October 15, 1873 ; Henrietta Wood- 
worth Carey, January 31, 1876. 4. Barzillai 
Perkins, February 10, 1852 ; married, July 

16, 1877, Nellie Kilbourne ; children: Hattie 
Kilbourne, April 2, 1880; Roberts Hunting- 
ton, June 9, 1884, died October 14, 1909 ; 
Marion Lee, May 31, 1886. 

(IX) Nathan Lee, son of Nathan Perkins 
Bishop, was born March 6, 1841. He was 
superintendent of the public schools of Nor- 
wich for thirty-two years. He served his 
country in the civil war from 1862 to 1865, 
enlisting as a private in the Twenty-first Reg- 
iment of Connecticut Volunteers. After an 
examination by the military board at Wash- 
ington, he was commissioned first lieutenant 
of the First Regiment, United States colored 
troops, and served as adjutant of the regiment 
for more than a year. He refused a captain's 
commission. He was mustered out at Wash- 
ington, in November 1865. He died Octo- 
ber II, 1909. He married, November 15, 
1869, Julia A. Armstrong. Children : Fannie 
Arnold, born October 20, 1S73 : Katharine 
Trowbridge, February 27, 1877. 

(The Perkins Line). 

(I) John Perkins, immigrant ancestor, was 
born at Newent, county Gloucester, England, 
about 1590, and came to Boston, Massachu- 
setts, in the ship "Lion" in FebruaiT, 1631, 
with wife Judith and five children. He joined 
the church in 1631. He removed to Ipswich 
in 1633 and was a deputy to the general court 
in 1636. He died in 1654. Children: John,. 
Thomas, Jacob, mentioned below, Elizabeth 
and ]\Iary, born in England, and Lydia and 
Nathaniel, born in Boston. 

(II) Jacob, son of John Perkins, was born 
in England in 1624, and settled with his fa- 
ther in Ipswich, Massachusetts, v\'here he died 
January 29, 1701. He married Elizabeth 

. Children : Elizabeth born April 

I, 1650: John, July 3, 1654: Judith, July 11, 
1655; Mary, May 14, 1658: Jacob, August, 
1662; Mathew, June 23, 1665: Joseph, men- 
tioned below ; Jabez. 

(III) Joseph, son of Jacob Perkins, was 
born at Ipswich in 1667. He removed to Nor- 
wich, Connecticut, where his descendants have 
been a prominent family to the present time. 
He married Martha Morgan, who died in Oc- 
tober 1754, in Norwich. He died in Septem- 
ber, 1726. Children: EHzabeth, born No- 
vember 5, 1701 ; Joseph, October 25, 1704; 
Martha, August 21, 1705; John, October 5, 
1709; Jerusha September i 171 1; Matthew, 
mentioned below; Deborah (twin), July 20, 
1715 ; Ann (twin); Hannah, 1717; Simon, 
1720; William, 1722. 

(IV) Matthew, son of Joseph Perkins, was 
born August 31, 1713, at Norwich, Connecti- 
cut. He married, April 19, 1739, Hannah 

S-^^feS^' '^o''" 1724- Children, born at Nor- 
'wK^lf: I. Ephraim. 2. Joshua, mentioned be- 
low. 3. Samuel. 4. Enoch. 5. Nathan, re- 
ceived the degree of D. D. and was pastor of 
the church at West Hartford for sixty-six 
consecutive years ; died January 18, 1838, aged 

ninety-two. 6. Frederick, married El- 

dridge and followed farming on his father's 
homestead"; died at Utica, New York. 7. 
Hannah, married Joseph Kirtland. 8. Jeru- 
sha, married Jabez Fox. 9. Judah, married 

John Staples. 10. Sally, married 


(V) Joshua, son of Matthew Perkins, was 
born in Lisbon, Connecticut. He married 
Abigail, daughter of Samuel and Abigail 
(Corning) Bishop. He died November 13, 
1832, and she April 6, 1825. Children, born, 
at Norwich : Abigail, mentioned below ; Ta- 
bitha, married Benjamin Burnham, 3d., of Lis- 
bon, Connecticut : Sarah, married Rufus John- 
son, M. D., of Canterbury, Connecticut ; Na- 
thaniel ; Azariah ; Daniel ; Corning ; Clarissa ; 
Charles, married Betsey Payne : children : Jon- 
athan, Elizabeth, Joshua, Olive and Abigail. 

(VI) Abigail, daughter of Joshua Perkins, 
was born at Norwich, November 19, 1765. 
She married, November 13, 1788, Barnabas 
Huntington, of an old Connecticut family. 
They lived at Franklin, Connecticut. He was 
born July 7, 1764. Children: i. Clarissa 
Huntington, born May 3, 1791 ; married 
(first) February 18, 1810, Martin Bottom; 
(second) Dr. Rufus Smith, April 18, 1820. 
2. Lucy, September 10, 1794; married Barzil- 
lai Bishop (see Bishop VII). 3. Barnabas, 
June 30, 1800 ; married, October 13, 1823, 
Tuliet Morgan. 

John Bishop, immigrant an- 
BISHOP cestor, was one of twenty-five 

who came from England in Rev. 
Henry Whitefield's company and one of the 
signers of the Plantation Covenant on ship- 

C^i C . f^Zo^^-^Ca'^^ 



board, June i, I'l^Q. lie was one of the men 
chosen by tlie planters to purchase lamls at 
Menunketiick, now Guilford, from tlie In- 
dians : was one of the magistrates of the plan- 
tation and these ma<;istrates ha<l supreme 
power in all civil matters, not being respon- 
sible to England or any other [Kiwer. He 

married Aime . He died in rebruary, 

i6<)i. His widow died in April, 1676. Chil- 
dren : John, mentioned below : Stephen, mar- 
ried Tabitha Wilkinson ; iJethia, married 
James Steele; daughter, married Hub- 

(II) John (2). son. of John (i) Hishop, 
was born aKnit 1625. He marrie<l. December 
ij, if>5o. Susannah, daughter of Henry (loKl- 
ham. cif Guilford. He ilicd in October, i(>S,?; 
she died .November 1, 1703. Children: .Mary, 
born September 20, i(>52: John, mentioned be- 
low; Susannah, 1657; Klizabeth. n/x); Dan- 
iel. I'A^; .Nathaniel, iMrfi; Samuel, October 
23, i(>7o; Sarah, January 22, i'>74: .Abigail, 
January 25, 1681. 

(HI) John (3), son of John (2) Bishop, 
was Uirn in 1053 at Guilford, Connecticut. 
He marrieil (first) July 3, uySg, Elizabeth 
Hitchcock, wlio dietl March 14, 1712; mar- 
ried (second) .November 18, 1713. Mary 
Johnson, of New Haven. He died in Guil- 
ford, November 2-,, 1731. Children: Eliza- 
beth, born October 14, 1690; John, August 
12, ifio2; Ann, February 13. 1(195; David, 
June (>. i'i97, mentioned below : Jonathan, .No- 
vemlier S, iU)«j; Mary, December, 1700; De- 
borah, I-ebruary 10. 170J; Nathaniel. May 6, 
1704: Timothy, 1708. Children of second 
wife: William, (October 18, 1714; Enos. May 
26, 1717; Esther, February 24, 1719; Mercv. 
May 7. 1722. 

(I\) David, son of John (3) Bishop, was 
born at Guilford. Jiuie C>, 1697. He married. 
May 17. 1724, Deborah (or Dorothy?) Stan- 
Kn, widow of Thomas Stanley, .'^l^e ilied 
February 11. 1775. He died in Guilford, .Au- 
gust 20, 1773. Cliildren, born at Guilford: 
Deborah, January 17. 1725: Iluldah, .\ugust 
5, I72(): David, mentioned below; Chloc. July 
'.^' '7.^": Sarah. .August iS, 173(1. 

(\) David (2), son of David (1) Bishop, 
was Imrn at Guilford. Se|)tember 20, 1728. 
He married, April 17, 1753. .Andrea, l)orn 
September 12. 1724, daughter of Benjamin 
and Andrea Fowler, granddaughter of C'ap- 
lain John Fowler, of Preston. Connecticut. 
She died January 24. 1815; he died in Guil- 
ford. June 25. 1792. Children. Ix^rn at ("tuil- 
ford: .\ndrea, February 2i<, 175(1; David. July 
29. 1757: Huldah. March 4. 1750; Margaret, 
November 10. i7(3o; Jonathan, mentioned be- 
low; Jared, October 22. 17CM. 

(\'Il Jonathan. =nn -f David (2) Bishop, 
was born at fl .bcr 19, i7C»2. He 

was a farmer e life, am! owned 

mucli land in tnuip 10 He wa nt 

and highly respected citizen. 1 v- 

olutionary war he served in tli. 1 

for coast defense. In pol 
eralist ; in religion a (>>• 
married. !" ' 
cember 1 jS, 

daughter .,,.., 

athan, l)orn Dccemlier 10 
ber 22. 1787; Jonath.Tii, ; 

(\H) Jonathan ' 
Bishop, was born at ' 
(lied March it'>. iSS.- 1 . 
education in the jmblic ^^ 

town, btU \\;is in great nir. 

He read nuich and became a man 01 broad 
cultuff ;ind general iiifortintion. Iti bis 
youii Ml 

the ,f 

malt . i, ,, .V - 

plying between 1- 

ern p<jrts. Afi( le- 

stead in Guilford and cuuductcd it the re- 
mainder of his life. He was burie<1 in (he 
East cemetery, Guilford. He \v 
gationalist in religion, am! a 1 
ixjlitics in later years, a W I > ■ ' 
days. He married, Jiuic i i- 

ria, b(^rn January 30. 170' li 

antl Hannah ( Parnul' 
was Ijorn January 2.', 

1789, Hannah ParnK-ici. m;- ji .> 

and .Ann Bishop, were married ^ 1. 

i/f>~. Enos Bishop, father of '1 ' : , 

married, December 15, 1742. .Al 
Enos Bishop was a son of John 
tioned above. Jonatlian I'.i 
ond) March iC), 1840, I'aiu u, 

lK)rn November 1, 1803, du. ... . ,, ..-.5, 
widow of I-'ordyce Dennison and dangliter of 
Dan Griswold, of F'sse.x, Connecticut. He 
marrie.l ( third t .March 15-, iSdTi, Electa Ma- 
ria Stone, lw)rn October 30. 1810. Chil- 
dren: .\nn Maria, Iiorn Jan\iary 22. 18^3, 
died May 2~. 1S41; h'lisha I h:ipman. men- 
tioned below; Richard I.ord, I), in.i.. i -o. 
1825, marrie<l Mary (i. Hand. 1- 

ber 7, 1889; Hulda Jeanette. A >!, 

married George Hull, die«l .April 20. i.S-Sy; 
Sopliia I'owler. May 13. 1835. married 
Thomas Griswold; .Allen. July • ■^'— ' d 
January 13. iS<)i ; son. Jul\. i^ v 

2(>, 1839; .Alfred Griswold. CVt' ^j ; 

William E., November 3. 1855, married Ellen 
A. Stone. 

(VIII) Elisha Chapman, son of Jonathan 
(2) Bishop, was born .April 10. 1824, at Guil- 



ford. He attended the district schools of his 
native town, and assisted his father in the 
work of the farm until he was twenty years 
old. He then began an apprenticeship at the 
machinist's trade and afterward engaged in 
business on his own account as a machinist at 
Guilford. He started in the old business in 
the fields at Titusville, Crawford county, 
Pennsylvania, in 1861, and met with substan- 
tial success. He returned to Guilford in 1870 
and since then has been engaged in farming 
on the homestead. In 1874 he built one of the 
finest residences in the town. In politics he 
was a Republican but in his later years be- 
came a Prohibitionist. In 1882 he represented 
the town of Guilford in the general assembly. 
He was selectman of the town of Guilford 
seven years ; member of the school committee, 
burgess and warden of the borough. He was 
for many years a member of the Congrega- 
tional church. He married, July 5, 1846, Char- 
lotte Griffin Fowler, born December 15, 1823, 
daughter of Lyman and Mary (Griffin) Fow- 
ler (see Fowler VII). She died October 6, 
1885, and he married (second) Cornelia F. 
Fowler, sister of his first wife. Children : 
Frederick Chapman, born May 15, 1847, died 
July 27, 1847 ; Frederick Chapman, Decem- 
ber 23, 1848, graduate of the United States 
Military Academy, West Point, lieutenant in 
the regular army, died August 26, 1907 ; Rob- 
ert Denison, June 14, 1850, died August 15, 
1850; Robert Allen, April 16. 1851 ; Edward 
Fowler, mentioned below ; Mary Cornelia, Au- 
gust 27, 1853, member of Daughters of Amer- 
ican Revolution, married ]\Iiles G. \Miite, of 
Hartford; Frank Havelock, March 22, 1857; 
Ida (twin), April 19, 1858; Eva S. (twin), 
married Edward Morris -Leete (see Leete 
XIII ) ; Richard Mathew, May 5, 1861, died 
September 22, 1861 ; jMarilla Canfield, June 
28. 1864; Ernest Smith, :\I. D., October 22, 
1866, graduate of Yale College, class of 1889, 
physician and surgeon of New York City. 

(IX) Edward Fowler, son of Elisha Chap- 
man Bishop, was born at Guilford, March 11, 
1852. He attended the public schools in Penn- 
sylvania and the Titusville, Pennsylvania, high 
school. He carried on the blacksmithing busi- 
ness in New Haven for a period of twenty- 
six years. He retired to devote all his time 
to real estate, in which he has large invest- 
ments in New Haven and elsewhere. In this 
business he has been very successful. His son, 
Fred C. Bishop, is associated with him and 
has assumed the principal burden of manage- 
ment. He is a member of St. Albans Lodge, 
Free and Accepted Masons, of Guilford ; of 
Pulaski Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, of Fair- 
haven ; of Crawford Council, Royal and Se- 

lect Masters, of Fairhaven ; New Haven Com- 
mandery. Knights Templar, New Haven ; 
Pyramid Temple, ]\Iystic Shrine, of Bridge- 
port, Connecticut. In religion he is a Con- 
gregationalist, and in politics a Republican. 
He married (first) February 25, 1878, Anna 
Gardner, born December 31, 1856, daughter 
of Dyer J. Spencer. He married (second) 
May 19, 1897, Edith Emily, born August 2, 
1868, daughter of George Ashley, of the town 
of Scunthrope, Lincolnshire, England. Her 
mother's maiden name was Ellen Matilda No- 
ble. Mrs. Bishop came to Canada and subse- 
quently to Denver, Colorado. Children of first 
wife: I. Edna Fowler, born August 17, 1879; 
married, September 6, 1897, Leon Bemis ; 
children : Louise Gardner Bemis, born June 2, 
1900; Leona Bishop Bemis, i\Iay 21, 1905. 
2. Frederick Chapman, born OctolDer 5, 1880; 
has taken all the degrees of Free Masonry up 
to and including the thirty-second ; married 
Mary ^^'are, daughter of John Willais, of Bal- 
timore, IMaryland ; is in partnership with his 
father in the real estate business. 3. Charles 
Edward, January 22, 1884 ; married Elizabeth 
Palmer Norman ; child, Dorothy E., born July 
18, 1910. 

(The Fowler Line). 

(III) Abraham Fowler, son of John Fow- 
ler (q. v.), was born at Guilford, August 29, 
1652, died September 30, 1719. He married, 
August 29, 1677, Elizabeth, daughter of 
George and Mary (Cruttenden) Bartlett, 
born March, 1653, died October 4, 1742. 
Children: Abigail, born 1679; Mary, 1681 ; 
Abraham, 1683: Ebenezer, 1684, mentioned 
below; Daniel, 1686; Josiah, 1688; Caleb, 
1690, died in January, 1724; Elizabeth, 1694. 

(IV) Ebenezer, son of Abraham Fowler, 
was born in Guilford, 1684, died there, No- 
vember 28, 1768. He married, i\Iay i, 1717, 
Elizabeth Starr, born N^ovember 26, 1695, 
died March 26, 1765. Children: Ebenezer, 
born January 11, 1719; Nathaniel, March 21, 
1721, mentioned below; Huldah, March 6, 
172 — ; Caleb, January 21, 1726, died March 
17, 1726; Caleb, January 21, 1727; Elizabeth, 
May 26, 1732; Lucy, February 19, 1735; 
William, August 6. 1738, died December, 


(\ ) Nathaniel, son of Ebenezer Fowler, 
was born March 21, 1721, died November 12, 
1764. He married, November 2, 1757, Lucy 
Chittendon, born March 12, 1735, died March 
5, 1807. Children : Nathaniel, born July 14, 
1758, mentioned below; Reuben, June 11, 
1760; Lucy, September 21. 1761 ; Hannah, 
May 8, 1765. 

(VD Nathaniel (2), son of Nathaniel (i) 
Fowler, was born July 14, 1758, died Feb- 



niary J4, 1X41. lie was a |>rivatc in tlic rev- 
olution. 177'J, Captain Hand's company, 
Cf'luncl 'I'alcott's rcj^inK-nt. I k- married Rutli, 
daiij,diier of Tiniotliy and Ann (Dudley) Ev- 
arts. linrn June .V), 17^0. ChiMren: Kutli, 
born I'ebruary 11. I7>S.3: Ann, September 12, 
1787; Natlianiel. Xovemlier 2\, 1788; Klisha, 
April '), 1790: Richard. May 5, 1794: Lyman, 
mentioned l)elf>\v. 

(\'II) Lyman, son of Nathaniel (2) Fow- 
ler, was Imrn January f), iS<X), died February 
16, 1877. lie married. Xovembcr 24, 1822, 
Mary, dauj,ducr of I'eter ami Folly ( Fair- 
child I (iriftin. lx)rn July 27, 1802, died March 
f8. 1885. I'eter drillin was the son of I'ctcr 
iiifhn, who was a captain in the revolution, 
- taken prisoner and diecl aboard the Jer- 
prison ship in Xew \'ork harl)or. Chil- 
li: Charli ttc G., i)orii December 15. 1823. 
rricil Elisha Chapman Hishop (see I'ishop 
\ill) : L'ornelia I'.. (October 7, 1826. married 
Elisha Chajiman Hishop (sec Bishop X'llI); 
Monzo. January 2.^, 1820: Fdwin A.. July 2. 

John Collins, the immiijrant 
COLLI XS ancestor, was born in Eng- 
land about 1^116. According 
to tradition be came over with his father. 
Lewis Collins, and brothers. Xathan. Albert 
and Dexter, who settled in Charlestown. but 
the records prove that this must be an error. 
John was a shoemaker in I'.oston as early as 
1639. Some authorities think he was a 
brother of Edward Collins, a very |>rominent 
merchant, father of several distinguished sons 
and progenitor of the I-'ntield Collins family, 
but proof has not been shown. John Collins 
was admitted to the I'oston Church. April 4, 
1646. He was a member of the IJoston .Artil- 
lery Comi)any in 1(144. In 1^140 be barl a 
grant of laud at Mount \\'olla<ton (ISrain- 
tree) for tliree heads, lie died May 29. i('>70. 
and administration was granted to Gideon .\1- 
len. His inventory mentions shoeinaker's 
stock and tools, three apprentices, etc. Chil- 
dren : Ji>hn, mentioned below; Thomas, bap- 
tized April 5. 1646. aged seven months: Su- 
sanna. ba])tize(l with Tliomas : Elizabeth, baj)- 
tized Ajiril (i. 1648. aged eight days. 

(in John (2), son of John (i) Collins, 
was Iwrn about 1640. He was also a shoe- 
maker in Pioston. He removed in 1663 to 
Middletown and i(/>S was one of the fountlers 
of riranford. Contiecticut. He was one of 
the first settlers of Guilford. Connecticut. June 
2. ifW). an<l lived there for a time. He died 
at Piranford in 1704, He was pro|iosed as a 
freeman. October. iT/iQ. at Guilford. He was 
school teacher as earlv as 1(182 and as late as 

1702. He married (first) Man' Trowbridge, 
who died in \(iA. Married (second) Mary 
Kingston or Kingsworth. Married (third) 
Dorcas, willow of John Taintur. daughter of 
Samuel Swain. IbiUlren by first wife: John, 
IxJrn I'l'i.^ : Robert, mentioned below; Mary. 

( III ) Robert, -on of John (2) Collins, was 
iKirn in i(><i7 in I'ranford. He married Lois 
I'.urnett. They had a son Robert, mentioned 

(I\) Robert (2), son of Robert (i) Col- 
lins, was Ixirn in Itranford, probably, alunit 
ifiQO. He married Eunice b'oster. They had 
a son Edward, mentioned below. 

(\') Edward, son of Robert (2) Collins, 
was Ijorn about 1715. He married. August 2f>, 
1738, Susaimah Peck, of I'ast Hamptim. 
.•\mong their children was Daniel, mentioned 

(\T) Captain Daniel, son of Edward Col- 
lins, was born February 16. 1741. He wa.s a 
soldier in the revolution, sergeant in the sec- 
ond company. Captain Havens. May (1 to 
June 10. 1775; also in 1777 and in I7<)9 on 
the Xew Haven alarm. He was in Captain 
Xathaniel Chapman's an<l Captain Jalxiz 
Wright's companies under Colonel 'I haddeus 
Cook at the time of Ledyard's invasion ; in 
1780 he was captain of a ctinipany in Colonel 
\Villiam W'orthington's regiment stationed at 
Guilford to defend the coast. Cajtain Col- 
lins received a pension under the act of 1818. 
He married. May 17. 1774. Susannah Lyman. 
Children: Molly. Susannah, Lucy, .\aron. Ly- 
man and Betsey. 

(\TI) Lyman, son of Captain Daniel Col- 
lins, was born in Meriden, Connecticut, where 
he followed farming. He was a soldier in 
the war of 1S12. He married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Salmc>n Carter, a cabinet maker of 
\\'allingfi>rd. Children: .\aron Lyman, men- 
tioned below: Charles Hinsdale. Iiorn Janu- 
ary 14. 1823. grocer and woolen manufac- 
turer, married, .\pril. 1852. Sarah C. rlaugh- 
ter of James S. and Millicent .\. (Clark) 
Brooks, of Meriden. child. Sarah Elizabeth ; 
Lucy A., married X. P. Ives. 

(Vlin .\aron Lyman, son of Lyman Col- 
lins, was born December 22, 1820. in the old 
homestead in Meriden. on East Main street 
bill. He attended the i>ublic schools, an 1 be- 
gan his business career in his native town in 
tlie grocery business in partnership with his 
brother, Charles Hinsdale Collins. The ven- 
ture was successful and Collins Brothers, as 
the firm was called, built up a large trade. 
In 1854 the firm was dissolved and Mr. Col- 
lins became associateil with the cutlery finn 
of Pratt. Ropes. Webb & Company at South 
Meriden. beginning as traveling salesman and 


becoming a more important factor in the busi- 
ness year by year until 1878 when he was 
elected president of the Meriden Cutlery 
Company. Under his able and wise manage- 
ment this business developed and prospered 
and he continued at the head of it for a period 
of forty years, retiring a short time before 
his death. He died at Meriden, March 25, 
1903. The concern was established by David 
Roper in Maine in 1832, Julius Pratt and 
Walter Webb were his partners. In 1846 
the business was brought to Meriden and aft- 
erward incorporated as the Meriden Cutlery 
Company. Mr. Collins had interests also in 
other Meriden industries. For a number of 
years he was president of the Wilcox Silver 
Plate Company, afterward consolidated with 
the International Silver Company. He was a 
director of the Home National Bank, trustee 
of the City Savings Bank, president of the 
]\Ieriden Grain and Feed Company. He also 
conducted a farm of sixty acres on what is 
now Williams avenue. In early life he owned 
many acres on East Main street hill, but he 
developed the property and sold it in lots. 

lie took a keen interest in public affairs and 
took an important part in the development of 
the city of Meriden, which he saw grow from 
a humble village to a thriving municipality. 
He was a valued member and generous sup- 
porter of the Congregational church and gave 
freely to other benevolences and charities. 
He commanded the esteem and confidence of 
all his townsmen, not only on account of his 
substantial success in business but for his 
sterling .character and attractive personality. 

He married Silvia, daughter of Rev. Ben- 
jamin White, of Middlefield, Connecticut. 
Children : Charles Lyman, born June 4, 1852, 
lives at Clinton; Edward John, March 31, 
1856, married Mary Hemmingway, of Me- 
riden, child, Elizabeth L. ; Aaron, December 
6, 1857 ; Benjamin White, mentioned below ; 
Elizabeth, January i, 1862; daughter, Septem- 
ber 9, 1863. 

(TX) Benjamin White, son of Aaron Ly- 
man Collins, was born in the Meriden home- 
stead, April I, 1859. He attended the old 
Center School, and worked on the farm in 
his early youth. His father's large business 
interests gave him an excellent opportunity 
to acquire a thorough training and before he 
came of age he had been given a share of re- 
sponsibility such as few young men are trust- 
ed with. He had much to do with the man- 
agement of the farm and real estate of his 
father, and he has always continued active 
in agricultural matters, raising much fine 
stock and blooded horses ; he has a fine herd 
of Jersey cattle. In 1895, ™ partnership with 

his father, he bought the hay, grain and feed 
business of A. S. Russell on South Colony 
street, and in 1897 the concern was incorpo- 
rated under its present name, the Meriden 
Grain & Feed Company, and since his fa- 
ther died he has been president and treasurer. 
Under his management the business has in- 
creased from year to year. Tlie company does 
its own milling and grinding and deals ex- 
tensively in flour, seeds and fertilizer as well 
as hay, grain and feed. Mr. Collins is a 
large stockholder and director of R. D. Pren- 
tice & Company, dealers in potatoes, control- 
ling twenty-three potato jobbing concerns in 
Alaine. He owns much real estate and is one 
of the large taxpayers of the city. He is a 
director of the Home National Bank. In pol- 
itics he is a Republican. He has been a mem- 
ber of the board of selectmen and for ten 
years of the school committee. He was on 
the town hall building committee and one of 
the reception committee at the time of the 
Meriden Centennial. He is a thirty-second 
degree Mason, a member of Center Lodge, 
Free and Accepted Masons ; of Keystone 
Chapter, Royal Arch Masons : of Hamilton 
Council, Royal and Select Masters ; of St. 
Elmo Commandery, Knights Templar, and of 
the Scottish Rite bodies of New Haven and 
Bridgeport. Fie is also a member of Pyra- 
mid Temple, Mystic Shrine, and of Alfred 
H. Hall Council, Royal Arcanum. He is 
treasurer of the Connecticut Agricultural So- 
ciety and president of the Meriden Agricul- 
tural Society. He is president of the Meriden 
Braid Company. In politics he is a Repub- 
lican. He belongs to the Country Club of 
Meriden and the Home Club. In religion he 
is a Congregationalist. 

He married, March 5. 1895, Sophia Lovell, 
born September 24, 1869, daughter of Lucius 
and Martha (Dickerman) Northrop. Their 
onl_v child, Betsey, was born October 9. 1901. 

Jeremiah Randall, immigrant 
RANDALL ancestor, was born in Eng- 
land. He and several broth- 
ers settled at Greenwich, Connecticut. In 
1790 the first federal census shows that Reu- 
ben. Nathaniel, Solomon and Timothy Ran- 
dall were heads of families at Greenwich with 
sons over sixteen and a Widow Elizabeth 
Randall, and Widow Amy, all of the first or 
second generation probably, while Samuel and 
Jeremiah, heads of families, with sons under 
sixteen, were doubtless of the second or third 
generation. Some of the family settled on 
Randall's Island, New York. The name was 
usually spelled Rundle in colonial days. Jere- 
miah was of Greenwich, June 19, 1778, when 



he buUKht a ilwelliiii; house ami barn at New 
Milfonl (I'.riilKC'watcr ), Connecticut, of 
James Lockwooil fur one humlred and thirty 
pounds, the land lyinij on twth sides of the 
hif^hway leadini; to Jolni 1' real's house. Soon 
afterward he settled in Bridgewater. Me was 
a snidier in 'tlie revolution from tirecnwich. 
May-l)ecembcr, 1775. in Captain lh>«mas 
Hobby's coni])any (thiril), Colonel UavitI 
Waterbury's rcfjiment. Joslnia Kandall was 
a ciirporal, i-'li Kandall a >erj,'eant. Abram 
Randall drummer and John Randall a i)rivatc 
in the same company. Children: Jeremiah J., 
born 1755. mentioned below; Timothy, 1756; 
Charles, .May 5, \^J(^^,•. Richard, .Xutjust 25, 

(II) Jeremiah J., son of Jeremiah Randall, 
was born in 1755, died November 7, 1S08, at 
Briiltjewater. lie married Anne Jessup, who 
clieil at Mridgewater, Kebruary 12, 1835, aged 
eighty-one year*. Children, born at Mriclge- 
water: .\nne, died December 19, i8<i6, aged 
eighty-nine; Polly, born January jo. 1780, 
died July 3, 1828; Nathaniel, August jo, 1782; 
Jonathan J., mentioned below. The order of 
birth unknown. 

(III) Jonathan Jessup, son of Jeremiah J. 
Randall, was Ixirn about 1790 in Bridgewater. 
He married .Abigail, daughter of Phineas Gor- 
ham. Children, born in Eiridgewater : i. 
Jeremiah Ci., .\ugust 23, 1S15; married .\bi- 
gail .Mead. 2. Phineas P.., Seiitember 2, 1817; 
married Flora Mead. 3. Rachel S., .\ugust 
21. iSig. died June 3, 1823. 4. William W., 
December 3, 1823. 5. Sally J., September 21. 
1825 ; married Jonah Davidson. 6. Rachel S., 
October 18, 1829; married John Minor. 7. 
Charles \V., mentioned below. 8. Edward, 
August 18, 1835; married Eliza P.ishop. 

(I\') Charles Wesley, son of Jonathan Jes- 
sup Randall, was born at Bridgewater, March 
8, 1834, died January 23, 1887. He was edu- 
cated in the jiublic schools of his native town, 
and was a merchant at Southbury, Shelton 
and Derby, Connecticut. He married Eliza- 
beth .Ann. daughter of Sherman and Sally 
(Oakley) Rugglcs. Children: i. Dr. Wil- 
lian) Sherman, mentioned below. 2. Grace 
Elizabeth, born January 25. 1879. in Shelton, 
Connecticut, town of Huntington ; married, 
1908. .\llrcd Charles Si^erry. of .Ansonia, Con- 
necticut, .md now living at .^lielton: he is 
clerk in the office of the Derby Gas Company. 

(A) Dr. William Sherman Randall, son 
of Charles Wesley Randall, was born at 
Brn<iktield. Connecticut, .Aut^ist 5. iSrti. At 
an early age he went to live at .'^nuthbury and 
afterward at Huntington. Connecticut. He 
attended the public schouls of Huntington and 
Derbv, Cotuiecticut, and entered the Sheffield 

Scientific Schtxjl of Vale University, in i88<>. 
graduating in the class of 1883 with tin. Ic 
grec of Ph. B. He bc^^an the -imIv <a wa- ::- 
cine in the Vale Medical Sd' 
vcar entered the CoUeire '■: 

Haven Hospital and was an nitcrne liicrc 
from December. 1885. to November, iH«/> He 
located immediately afterward at 1 ' ' 
necticut, wliere he has coiitinuetl ' 
ent time in general practice, m.ii 
cialty also of ear, throat ami n^ 
His practice is widely extended in : 
sonia, Huntington, Shelton and all ilii» sec- 
tion, and he has offices at Shelton an<l Derby. 
He resided in Derby until 1891 when he |ur- 
cliased the property at .\'o. 378 Hnwe .1 venue, 
residing there until October, 1910, when he 
acquired the handsome and comnjodious prop- 
erty at No. 241 Coram avenue, where he has 
since resided. He is a n)emher of the Fair- 
field County Medical Society and was for- 
merly its president, of the < ... ^. ,,. 

.Medical Society, of the .Xnu: 
sociation, and of the Natii i 
Society. He is the atteniling otologist and 
lar^ngolist of the Gritlin Hospital, and sec- 
retary of the medical board of the same insti- 
tution for Derby, .Ansonia and Shelton. He 
has been an assistant in the Manhattan Eye 
and Ear Infirmary of New Vork City. F'rom 
time to time he has contributed the results of 
his researches and study in various medical 
publications, and he ranks among the leaders 
of the firofcssion in this state. 

Dr. Randall has been honored with many 
oflices of trust and responsibility. He was 
chairman of the school board of Shelton (Fer- 
ry district) for two years, was a member of 
the board of burgesses for two years, for sev- 
eral years was a director of the Plumb Me- 
morial Library, and since 1S03 has been health 
oti'icer of the town of Huntinctun. He is an 
active member and ex-vice-president nf the 
New Haven County Pui)Iic Health .Associa- 
tion and takes a keen interest in the subject 
of hygiene and public health reizulations. In 
1802 and 1893 he served his district in the 
general assembly of the state from the town 
of Himlington. While in the legislature. Dr. 
R.-mdall was a member of the conunittec on 
public health and safety and clerk of the same, 
also member of the school fund committee. 
He was in securing the passage 
of the .Medical Practice .Act. the lir-i law in 
this state reijulating the practice of medicine, 
also instrumental in the passage of an act re- 
lating: to town ami county health officers. 



which has been eminently successful in bring- 
ing about the control of contagious diseases, 
and in the advancement of sanitary science. 

Dr. Randall is prominent and popular in 
many social organizations. He is a member 
of King Hiram Lodge, No. 12, Free and Ac- 
cepted Masons; Solomon Chapter, No. 3, 
Royal Arch JMasons ; Union Council, No. 27, 
Royal and Select Masters, of Derby ; Ham- 
ilton Commandery, No. 5, Knights Templar, 
and Pyramid Temple, Nobles of the Mystic 
Shrine, of Bridgeport. He is senior warden 
of the Church of the Good Shepherd (Prot- 
estant Episcopal). He is also a member of the 
Yale Alumni Association of Fairfield County ; 
the Lower Naugatuck Valley University 
Club: the Derby and Shelton Board of Trade 
and the Business Men's Association of Shel- 

He married, September 7, 1887, Hattie La- 
cey Beers, born at Brookfield, Connecticut, 
.September 24. 1862, daughter of Daniel G. 
and Flarriet Eliza (Starr) Beers. Children: 
I. Harold Beers, born in Derby, March 12, 
1889, attended the public schools of Shelton 
and graduated from the high school ; was spe- 
cial student at the Boardman School of New 
Haven, where he completed his preparation 
for college ; entered Sheffield Scientific School 
of Yale in 1908. 2. Helen Starr, born at Shel- 
ton, December 30, 1891 : salutatorian of the 
class of 19 10, Shelton high school. 

Anthony Austin, immigrant an- 
ALTSTIN cestor. was born in England, 
died in Suffield, Connecticut, 
1708. He settled first at Rowley, Massachu- 
setts, was admitted a freeman in the Massa- 
chusetts Bay Colony in 1669, and later re- 
moved to Sufiield, Connecticut. His wife 
Esther died in the latter place in 1698. Chil- 
dren, born at Rowley: Richard, see forward; 
Anthony, 1668; John, 1672. Children, born 
in Suffield; Nathaniel, 1678; Elizabeth, 1681, 
died young: Elizabeth, 1684: Esther, 16S6. 

(H) Captain Richard Austin, son of An- 
thony and Esther Austin, was born at Row- 
ley, 1666, died in Suffield, October 29. 1773. 
He married, January 12, 1698-99, Dorothy 
Adams, who died June 26, 1772. at a very ad- 
vanced age. Children, born in Suffield : Rich- 
ard, October 9, 1699: Dorothy, July 26, 1701 ; 
Jacob, June i, 1704; Ebenezer, April 22, 
1706; Anna, January 16, 1708-09; Joseph, 
see forward; Rebecca, April 16, 1713; Moses, 
April 25, 1716; Elias, April 14, 1718. 

(HI) Joseph, son of Captain Richard and 
Dorothy (Adams) Austin, was born at Suf- 
field, January 28, 1710-ir. He married, Ma}- 
8, 1740, Abigail Allen, of Suffield. Children : 

Caroline, born April 25, 1742; Abigail, No- 
vember 15, 1747; Ruth, November 15, 1749; 
Joseph, March 16, 1750-51, died in 1753; Jo- 
seph, see forward; Benjamin, June 19, 1756; 
Tryphene, March 25, 1759: Lurama, June 15, 
1761 : Olive, March 12, 1764: Lucv, March 
IS 1767. 

(IV) Joseph {2), son of Joseph (ij and 
Abigail (Allen) Austin, was born at Suffield, 
November 3, 1753, and was living there, ac- 
cording to the federal census, in 1790. He 
was a soldier of the revolutionary war, being 
a member of Captain Elihu Kent's company, 
on the Lexington alarm. He lived for a time 
at New Hartford, Litchfield county, Connecti- 
cut, and went to Ohio with some of his sons 
about 1832. He married, December 18, 1782, 
Hannah Kellogg, born August 4, 1759, admit- 
ted to the church at Goshen, Connecticut, in 
1800 (see Kellogg VI). Children: Archi- 
bald, born at New Hartford, December 29, 
1783; Norman, April 12, 1785; Russell, May 
17, 1787; Nelson, see forward; and others. 

(V) Nelson, son of Joseph (2) and Han- 
nah (Kellogg) Austin, was born September 
9, 1806, died January 13, 1879. He v^•as a 
farmer, and settled in Goshen, Connecticut. 
He married, March 27, 1832, Clarena Apley, 
born March 22, 1806,' died March 31, 1874. 
Children : Theodore W., see forward ; Caro- 
line Louisa, lx)rn ]\Iay 31, 1836, died January 
21, 1907; Luther Edward, born September 9, 
1S38, died July 14, 1841. 

(\T) Theodore W., eldest child of Nelson 
and Clarena (Apley) Austin, was lnjrn in 
Goshen, Connecticut, August 5, 1833, died at 
Plymouth, February 23, 1884. He was edu- 
cated in the public schools of his native town, 
and followed farming there during his youth. 
He then engaged in business as the proprietor 
of a livery stable at Torrington, and after- 
ward located at Plymouth, where he had a 
livery stable and a stage business. He was a 
prominent citizen and a successful man of 
affairs. In politics he was a Democrat, rep- 
resenting Goshen in the general assembly of 
Connecticut in 1873. He married (first) Sep- 
tember 27, 1854, Esther S., born February 17, 
1837, died February i. 1866, daughter of 
Stephen and Lucinda Roberts, of Goshen. 
Children: i. Wilbert N., see forward. 2. 
Emma L.. born December 28, 1863: married 
Frank L. Bunnell, of Plymouth, now living 
in Moline. Illinois : has children : Austin. Ra- 
chel and Charles. Mr. Austin married (sec- 
ond) October 16, 1867. Elizabeth A., born 
May 8, 1841, died November 4. 1876, daugh- 
ter of ]\Iarcus Obiatt, of Torrington. Chil- 
dren : 3. Elmer Grant, born January 15, 
1869; conducts a hotel at Terryville ; married 

(A' U4Ay 



1-jiiiiui Miilt/. atiil li.i> liiiir cliildrcn. Mr. 
Austin iiKirrii'd (tiiinl) llattic I'oiul. 

(\Ill Wilhtrt X.. cKlcst cliil.l nf TIk-o- 
dorc \\ . aiul llslhcr S. (KoIktIs) Austin, 
was liorn in ( insiu-n, June 23, 1859. lie was 
ediKali'd in the pulilic scIikdIs dI tliat town. 
Torrin,L;ti>n an<l I'lynunitli, and during; lii> 
boyliund worked lur his father in tlie sta^e 
business and tlie livery staltlc. I'or seven 
years he drove the stage, later |>urchascd the 
business, tLK>k a partner, and continued it un- 
der the firm name of Austin & (iregory. At 
the end oi five years he was the sole proprie- 
tor, and now lias a well-etpiipped livery, sale 
and exchange stable in Thomaston, and aKo 
in Plymouth. In politics he is a Democrat, 
has rcpresentcil the town in the general as- 
sembly in 1892 and 1808. ami has served on 
a number of important committees, lie is a 
conunuuicant and senior warden in the Prot- 
estant Kpi-copal churdi. and is a member of 
Franklin Loilge. lndei)endcnt ( )rder of (Jdd 
Fellows, of rhoma>ton. Mr. Austin mar- 
ried, December jo, 1882, Minnie Isal>el Mat- 
toon, l)orn July 27, 18(11, youngest daughter 
of Iharles II. ami lane (Sanfordi Mattoon. 
Children; KlKworth Welles, i)orn May 2^, 
1891; .\rline. July 8. 1893; Roland Mattoon. 
January 2^. 1895. 

( The KclloRg Line). 

( Iin Deacon Samuel Kellogg, son of Lieu- 
tenant Josejili Kellogg ((|. v.), was born at 
Hadley, .*septcmiier 28, \f)l't2. Me married at 
Hartford, September 22, i(>87. .Sarah, born 
Sejitember 19, i(^>(>4. daughter of Deacon John 
ami Sar.ih (Watson) Slerrill. of Hartford, 
who had been brought u|) in the family of 
Colonel Stanley, who rescued her when she 
was a child from an overturned kettle of boil- 
ing soap. 

(IN) Lieutenant Jacob Kellogg, son of 
Deacon Samuel ami .Saraii ( Merrill 1 Kellogg, 
was Ixvrn Ajril 17. \(*ti), died Jrly 31, 1765. 
He married (first) Mary, Ixirn July i, 1705. 
died .\ugust 12. 1759. daughter of Captain 
Samuel and Mary (Hopkins) Sedgwick, the 
former born at Hartford in i(V)7. the latter 
liorn at>out 1(170: he niarried (second) 17(10, 
Ruth (Lee) Judd. June 14, 1703. i!ic<l 
December 2G. 1794. cfaughter of John and 
F.lizabeth (I.oomis) Lee. and widow of Wil- 
liam Judd, of Farmingtcin. 

(\' ) .Vzariah, sop of Lieutenant Jacob and 
Mary ( Se<l.g\vick ) Kellogg, was born in 1733. 
died at Harwinton. Xovembcr 5. 1806. lie 
married Hannnb. born September 12, 17,^8, 
daughter of .\i)ijah and Hannah (Cook) Cat- 
lin, of Hartford, the former liorn .\pril 6. 
1713. the latter Ixirn at Hartford, June 20, 

1717. .\t the time of her death she hail six 
chiblren. seventy-six grandchildren and fifty- 
three great-granilchiUlren. 

(\l) Hannah, daughter of .\zariali and 
Hannah (Catlin) Kellogg, married Joseph (2) 
.\u-tin ( see .\ustin l\ ). 

John Turner, ancestor of tliis 
TURN MR branch of the Turner family, 
was lx>rn in Haddam, Con- 
necticut, in the year 17(18. 

(Hi James, son of John Turner, was lK>rn 
in Haddam. in 1815. Children: I. John 
.\rnold. mentioned below. 2. .Mary P.. Iwrn 
in 1843: married Oliver W. Woodworth ; had 
no children. 

(Ill) John .\rnold, son of James Turner, 
was born in Meri<len, Connecticut, March 25, 
1839. He was a farmer, hotel keei)cr and 
merchant. 1 le was lieutenant and captain for 
a time in the civil war in the I'irst C onnccti- 
cut Heavy .\rtillery an<l after tlie war was 
captain of the Durham Company in the Con- 
necticut .National (aiard. Children, born at 
Middletown : i. P.i-njamin l-"ranklin, men- 
tioned below. 2. Saraii l-'lizabetb, Ixirn .\u- 
gust 3, 18(^)6; married Warren L. I'uller, of 
.\niesbury. Massachusetts, dealer in clothing ; 
children: Helen and Walter I'uller. 3. James 
C)lin, January 4, 1872, died .VovemlK-r 22, 
1899; married Mattie Clark, of l-"a>t (iranby. 
Connecticut: child. < )lin Turner. 5. .\melia 
Louise, .\]iril 1874: married ( ieorge ."^elleck, 
deceased, of (Greenwich, t'oimecticut : child. 
Harold Turner Selleck. 

(I\) Hon. I'.enjamin I-'ranklin Turner, 
son of John .\rnoIil Turner, was \ynrn 
at Midilletown, Connecticut, March 17. 
18(0. I le attended the pul)Iic schools of 
bis native town, private schools at Dur- 
ham, and the Durham Academy and Mid- 
dletown high school. He b.ccame a clerk 
in bis grandfather's grocery store and 
after eight years was admitted to partnership. 
.\fter six year> he bec.ime the siL- owner of 
tlie business, which he has contimied very 
successfidly to the present time. His .son. 
I'ranklin (leorgc Turner, is now associated 
in business with him. Mr. Turner has been 
treasurer and secretary of the Durant school 
district, of Mitliletown, for twenty-five years. 
He was elected to the state senate in 1908-09 
and was member of the committees on con- 
tested elections, contingent expenses and ex- 
cise, and chairman on committee of mamial 
and roll. Mr. Turner is one of the most 
prominent Free Masons in the .'stale of Con- 
necticut. He is past master <if St. John's 
Lotlge, \o. 2; member of Washington Chap- 
ter, Roval .\rch Masons, No, 0, of which he 



is past high priest ; member of Cyrene Com- 
mandery, Knights Templar, No. 8, and he 
has taken all the Scottish Rite degrees in Free 
Masonry including the thirty-second. In 1906 
the supreme honor in Free jNIasonry in the 
state came to him, being elected I\Iost Wor- 
shipful Grand Master of Masons in the State 
of Connecticut. In politics he is a Democrat. 
He married, November 28, 1883, Jennie 
Oscella Stevens, born June 6, 1861, daughter 
of David K. Stevens, of Killingworth, Con- 
necticut, town clerk, judge of probate and 
town treasurer. Mrs. Turner is a member of 
the Congregational Church. Children: i. 
Mima Bailey, born January 3, 1885 ; married 
November 28, 1908. 2. Franklin George, Oc- 
tober 6, 1886, married Clara, daughter of 
George W. and Etta Birdsey ; children : Win- 
nifred Turner, and Benjamin Franklin Turner 
2d., born in 1910. 3. Clelie Olive, born De- 
cember 30, 1887; married, September 7, 1909, 
Dayton A. Baldwin, of Worcester, Massachu- 
setts. 4. Mildred, died in infancy. 5. Nelson 
Benjamin, January 27, 1893. 

(The Burr Line). 
(I) Benjamin Burr, the immigrant ances- 
tor, first appeared as one of the original set- 
tlers of Hartford in 1635. His name in the 
land division in 1639 as an original propri- 
etor and settler, is the first evidence of his 
presence in America. It is said that the first 
settlers of Hartford were collected from Wa- 
tertown, Newton, and other places near Bos- 
ton, and so it is certain that he was in Mas- 
sachusetts some time before his appearance 
in Hartford, and he may have been one of 
the eight hundred who came to America with 
\\'inthrop"s fleet in June, 1630. He seems to 
have been an active, energetic, thorough busi- 
ness man, who mingled but little in public af- 
fairs. He was the first of his name in Con- 
necticut, and was admitted a freeman in 1658. 
His allotment in the land division of Hart- 
ford in 1693 was six acres. He also drew 
eighteen acres in the land division of East 
Hartford in 1666. He appears to have been 
a thrifty, well-to-do settler, as he owned an- 
other house lot in the northwest part of the 
village, besides houses and lands at Greenfield, 
in Windsor. He also gave his name to one 
of the city streets. He died at Hartford, 
March 31, 1681. A monument to his memory, 
in common with the other original settlers of 
Hartford, was erected in the cemetery of the 
Central Congregational Church. His will is 
dated January 2, 1677. Children: i. Sam- 
uel, born in England ; mentioned below. 2. 
Thomas, January 26. 1645. '" Hartford. 3. 
Mary, January 15, 1656. 4. Hannah. 

(II) Samuel, son of Benjamin Burr, was 
born in England. He was made freeman at 
Hartford in May, 1658, His wife's name is 
not found. He died September 29, 1682. He 
evidently was a man of great business ability, 
and left quite a large estate. All his children 
were minors at the time of his death, and by 
the provision of his will were to possess the 
property as they came of age. Children: i. 
Samuel, born 1663. 2. John, 1670. 3. Mary, 
1673. 4. Elizabeth, 1675. 5. Jonathan, 1679, 
mentioned below. 

(III) Jonathan, son of Samuel Burr, was 
born in 1679. He settled early in Middletown, 
and married Abigail Hubbard, who was born 
in t686, daughter of Nathaniel Hubbard, and 
granddaughter of George Hubbard, of Mid- 
dleto.wn. He died January i, 1735. Children: 

I. Mary, born March 18, 1708. 2. Ebenezer, 
January 24, 171 1. 3. Jonathan. ]\Iarch 21, 
1713. 4. Nathaniel, March 23, 1717; men- 
tioned below. 5. Elizabeth, April 23, 1719. 
6. Abigail, March 12, 1724. 7. Thankful, twin 
of Abigail. 8. Hannah, April 23, 1723. 

(I\') Nathaniel, son of Jonathan IBurr, was 
born March 23, 1717. The name of his first 
wife is unknown. He married (second), Au- 
gust- 19, 1743, Sarah Porter, who was born 
October 28, 1724. He settled early in Had- 
dam, Connecticut* about six miles from his 
native town, Middletown. His house stood 
on the site of the present Methodist church, 
near the residence of his grandson, Mr. Syl- 
vester Burr. He was a farmer, a man of ath- 
letic build and capable of enduring great hard- 
ships. He died in Haddam. September 12, 
1802, and was buried in the old burying 
ground in the northwestern part of the town, 
where his tombstone may still be seen. His 
second wife, Sarah, died May 21, 1799, and 
was buried near her husband. Children, by 
first wife: i. Sarah, born November 27, 1740. 
2. Samuel, born August 27, 1741. By second 
wife: 3. Benjamin, July 26, 1746. 4. Jo- 
seph, August 26, 1748, mentioned below. 5. 
Nathaniel, April 17, 1752. 6. Jonathan, April 

II, 1756. 7. Martha, January 26, 1759. 8. 
Stephen, May 7, 1761. 9. Phebe, November 
16. 1765. 10. David, July 2, 1769. 

(V) Joseph, son of Nathaniel Burr, was 
born August 26, 1748. He married Mary 
Nolles, of Haddam. He died in Haddam, 
May 25, 1835. His wife Mary died Septem- 
ber 5, 1835. He and his fi'.e brothers were 
in the revolutionary war. Jonathan Burr was 
a captain in the continental army, and after 
the war became a farmer in Haddam. Of the 
six brothers. Samuel, Benjamin, Joseph, Na- 
thaniel, Captain Jonathan, and Stephen, all of 
whom served their countrv faithfullv in the 



continental army, Stephen, the youngest, 
failed to return to liis family and friends, nor 
were any certain tidings of his fate ever re- 
ived. Years after, a neighbor claimed to 
i\c met and spoken with him while on a ped- 
(limg tour in the far South, but his report was 
generally discredited ; it is probable that he per- 
ished on some one of the battle fields of the 
revolution. Children of Joseph Uurr, born in 
Haddam: i. Joseph, born 1779; mentioned 
below. 2. Mary, who married Mr. Bristle, of 
Madison. 3. Martha, who married Mr. Ste- 
vens, of Durham. 

(\l) Jo>eph (2), son of Josepli ( i) Burr, 
\\;is born in 1779, in lla<lflam. Me married, 
December 26, 1803, Huldah Bailey, of Had- 
dam. He died October 13. 1H44, anti his wife 
died .March 30. 1837. Children, bcirn in Had- 
dam: I. Aima, born April 2'). 1S06; married 
Dan forth Stevens, of Killing worth. Connecti- 
cut. 2. Joseph, March 9. 1S08. 3. Esther, 
January 31, 1810, married Hiram Hubbard. 
4. Pcgg>'. November 12. iSi 1 : married I'rain- 
ard I'.ailey; their daughter, Jemimah Bailey, 
irried John .Arnold Turner (see Turner). 
\sher. September 17, 1813. (>. Sarah, Jan- 
IV 16, 1S15: married Lewis l)avis. 7. Ja- 
,' lidy 2h,"iSi7. 8. Richard, July 16, 1820. 
iluldah. July i, 1822. 10. .\nna, June 6, 
---7. II. Henry, .\pril 6, 1829. 

William Bunnell, immigrant 

BUNNELL ancestor, was liorn in Eng- 
land, and settled early in' New 
' iven. He married Ann. daughter of Benja- 

II W'ilmot, who in his will dated .\ugust 7, 
1669, mentions the four children of his (laugh- 
ter as heirs of his small estate. Probably both 
^^ illiam and .\nn were dead at that time. 

ildrcn: Benjamin, mentioned below; Mary, 

•n May 4. 1650: Ebenezcr. August 28. 1653; 

r other. 

til) Benjamin, son of William Bunnell, 
was born before 1630. and was admitted a 
freeman in 1670. He was in New Haven in 
• 1668, but soon afterward settletl at Walling- 
ford. He married Mary Brooks. Children : 
Rebecca, 1667: Rebecca, February ji. 1^168: 
Abner, 1676: Benjamin, mentioned below: 

(Ill) Sergeant Benjamin (2) Bunnell, son 
of Benjamin ( i ) Bunnell, was born about 

1680. He married (first") Hannah , 

who died November 16, 1716: (second) Au- 
gust 2, 1717, r\Ttience Miles. He was one of 
the earliest settlers of New Milford. and died 
there .\ugust 20. 1740. Children, born at New 
Milford: Rebecca. March 8. 1701. married 
Ebenezer Bostwick : Hannah. .April 11. 1702; 
Benjamin, .\pril 28. 1704: Solomon. October 

2j, 1706; Gershom, mentioned below; Isaac, 
August 29, 1713: Keziah, October 17, 17 — . 

(1\') Gershom, son of Sergeant Benjamin 
(2) I'lUnnell, was Iwrn at New Milford, .May 
I, 1708. He married, at Slratfurd. l-'airfield 
county, January 17. 1728-29. Mari^aret John- 
son. I heir descendant- lived in Danbury and 
other towns in l-'airtield county. 

(\'I) Joseph, grandson of Gershom Bun- 
nell, lived in Danbury, i'airfield county. He 
was a soldier in the revolution, a private in 
Captain Charles Smith's company. General 
\\ aterbury's brigade, and served under Wash- 
ington at Phillipsbnrg in 1781. Gershom lUin- 
nell, bis brother, was in Danbury in 1790. ac- 
cording to the federal census, and had one 
son under sixteen and one female in his fam- 
ily. .\ Job Bimnell of BnH)klield in the >ame 
county is the only other fnund in the census 
returns. Joseph must have been omitted or 
his name is misspelled. He married, at Wes- 
ton, -April 7, 1793, Esther Gilbert. .Among 
their children were Beale. Zar anti Giles. 

(VH) Beale, son of Joseph Bunnell, was 
born in Weston. Connecticut, died at the age 
of sixty-si,\ years. He was a carpenter and 
builder and resided at Greenfield, Connecticut. 
He married Anna, daughter of David and 
Deborah (Buckley) Davis. Her father was 
the eldest of eight children : David. Joseph, 
Samuel, Ann, Jeremiah. Daniel, Doctor and 
Sally Davis, and he lived to the age of one 
humlred and one years. .All the men of this 
family were more than six feet in height. 
Children of Beale and .Anna Bunnell : Samuel 
Gilbert, .Anna Davis. Harriet B., Sarah H., 
Elizabeth B.. Beale D., John W., William H., 
mentioned below, George B. and Joseph E. 

(\III) William Henry, son of Beale Bun- 
nell, was Ixirn May 30. 1833, at what is known 
as Hull's Farms. Greenfield, Connecticut. His 
schooling was limited to the winter terms of 
the district school. Until he was nineteen he 
assisted bis- father on the farm and at his 
trade. He was then apprenticed to the car- 
riage-maker's trade in the shop of Charles 
Curtis, at Stratford. On the memorable morn- 
ing of the Norwalk disaster on the New A'orlr, 
New Haven & Hartford railroad in May, 
1853. he left Stratford and found employment 
as an apprentice in the carriage-making busi- 
ness of Z. M. Miller. Bridgeport, a branch of 
the firm of Thompson & U'ooil, later Hincks 
& Johnson, Bfoad street. He later entered the 
employ of T. C. Robbins. carriage builder, at 
Wolcottville. Connecticut, as a journeyman. 
He was persuaded by his brother, while on a 
visit to the farm. July 4. 1834. to return to 
the |iomestead. but in the following month 
he returned to Bridgeport to work for Smith 



& IJarlijw, carriage-wood benders. Afterward 
he returned home to assist his brother in build- 
ing a house, and in January following entered 
the employ of Thomas & Wood, carriage 
makers. In ]\Iay, 1856, he returned to Smith 
& Barlow's shop and continued until he aban- 
doned his trade, January i, 1862. He was 
appointed by the board of selectmen super- 
intendent of the poor of the town, and held 
this office four years. He then engaged in 
the real estate and building business in part- 
nership with his father-in-law, Edward C. 
Foster. In the following autumn he went to 
Westport, Connecticut, where he built a house, 
and for three years was engaged in the build- 
ing and contracting business. His return to 
public office was accidental and unexpected. 

One Sunday night he received a message 
from the Bridgeport selectmen that the keeper 
of the town farm had died suddenly and re- 
quested him to call the following morning. 
He responded and made a contract with the 
town to take charge of the poor, and he con- 
tinued under this contract for fourteen years. 
The old town farms had been sold to P. T. 
Earnum, the show man, and a new farm 
known as the Lake View farm purchased and 
new buildings erected on the present location 
in the north part of the town. At the expira- 
tion of his contract, April i, 1884, Mr. Bun- 
nell was engaged under salary to continue in 
his position as superintendent of the poor, 
and he remained in the service of the city until 
April I, 1896. From that time until his death 
he devoted himself to the real estate business, 
having an office in Bridgeport. 

In politics he was Independent, and though 
having no party ties, was called to various 
offices of trust and honor. In his younger 
days he was a member of the hook and ladder 
company. Reindeer Hose Company, of the 
\'olunteer Fire Department of Bridgeport. He 
served for five years on the school committee 
of Westport: he was a justice of the peace for 
six years ; was a member of the court of 
burgesses for two years ; warden two years, 
and for two years was a member of the board 
of assessors of Bridgeport and two years a 
member of the board of relief. In West 
Stratford, which was annexed to the city of 
Bridgeport in 1889, he lived- many years. He 
was a prominent member of St. John's Lodge, 
Free and Accepted ^Masons ; Jerusalem Chap- 
ter, Royal .A-rch Masons ; Hamilton Command- 
ery. Knights Templar, and Raymond Temple, 
M}'stic Shrine. He was a member of the 
board of associated charities, and at the time 
of his retirement as suj)erintendent was ap- 
pointed by the county commissioners one of 
the visitors to the Children's Home, Norwalk. 

Few men in Bridgeport showed more earnest 
public spirit and accomplished more for the 
public welfare than he. He was popular and 
possessed the confidence and respect of all 
classes in the city. Of magnificent phvsique, 
attractive personality and kindly manner, he 
made friends readily and was beloved by all 
who knew him. He and his wife were mem- 
bers of the Newfield Methodist Episcopal 
Church, in which he held all the offices, and 
he was one of its staunchest supports during 
his active life. He resided at No. 432 Sea- 
view Avenue, Bridgeport, where his death oc- 
curred November 20, 1908. 

Mr. Bunnell married, November 20, 1856, 
Julia G., daughter of Edward C. and Eliza 
(Dobbs) Foster, of Danbury. Her father was 
of an old New England family of English an- 
cestry ; he came to Bridgeport in 1840, and 
died there at the age of seventy-six, a car- 
penter by trade. Her mother, who bore him 
six children, died aged eighty-eight years. 
Children of Mr. and Mrs. Bunnell : i. William 
H., a physician, practicing in Bridgeport ; mar- 
ried ^iiargaret Bogart ; children: Clara, Alice, 
Harold. 2. Sarah J., married Meriden Nash, 
son of Rev. Albert Nash, of the Methodist 
church: she died in 1885: they had one son, 
William Albert, married Alice Burkhardt. 3. 
Edward, died aged four years. 4. Julia A., 
married Frank \V. Hawley, of Hartford: chil- 
William Albert, married Alice Burkhardt. 3. 
Dr. George, now an assistant at Sheldrake-on- 
Cayuga, New York. 6. and 7. Edward and 
Frederick, twins, died young. 8. Mary Grace, 
married Stephen A. Norton : resides at Utica, 
New York: children: Richard, William. 9. 
Francis G., a machinist, residing at Bridge- 

John Hurd, immigrant ancestor,. 
HURD came first to Windsor, Connecti- 
cut, and was among the first set- 
tlers of Stratford, in 1639. He married, De- 
cember 15, 1662, Sarah, daughter of John 
Thompson, who is supposed to have been his 
second wife. She married (second) Thomas 
Barnum, of Danbury, Connecticut. His will 
was dated February 18, 1679. and the inven- 
tory of his estate, ^larch 4, 1681-82, amounted 
to five hundred and four pounds ten shillings. 
According to the inscription on his gravestone- 
he was sixty-eight years old when he died. 
He mentioned in his will two sons, John and 
Isaac, his wife Sarah, and his daughters, 
though not by name. To the latter he gave 
all his land on White Hill to be divided among 
them. He also mentioned Mary, wife of John 
Bennett, and Abigail, wife of Samuel Bissell, 
probably daughters by his first wife. He had 



a brother Ailainr'Tlic name Hiinl i> vari- 
ously spcllcil Heard, " Herd, Hard, Hurd, 
Hoord, Ilunl. Children: J<.>hn, born Decem- 
ber 16, 1664, mentioned beluw; Sarah, I'cb- 
ruary, 1665; Hannah, September. 1667; Isaac, 
June 2, iCtdg; Jacob, November 16, 1671, died 
younp; Esther, Auj^ust 20, 1676; Abigail, Feb- 
ruary 12, 1679, died in 1683; Marv. August 
15, 1683. 

(H) John (2), son of John (i) Hurd. was 
born December 16, 1664. He lived in Strat- 
ford village, and died March 7, 1731. His 
will was dated March 4, 1731-32. and proved 
'iich 16. 1731-32. He married. January 5, 

,-'. .Abigail W'allis, who died August 28, 
V -S. Children: Jonathan, born Ajiril 2j, 
1694; Hester. May 9, i6<;6; John. I'ebruary 
I (. 17(X): Ebcnezer. .\pril 7, 1703; Nathan. 

lober II. 1705; Jabez, March 12, 1707-08; 

igail. I\'l)ruary 8, 1710-11; Enos. March 
12. 1713: Ephraim, September 20. 1715. 

( III ) John (3). son of John (2) Hurd. was 
burn I'ehruary 14. 1700. He married Sarah 

. Children: Gillead. born September 9, 

1733. mentioned below; Rhoda. ()ct'>!ier 18, 
1735; Levi, October i. 1738; Rhoda. August 
26, 1742. 

( IV) Gillead or "Gillard," son of John (3) 
Hurd. was born September 9. 1733. lie mar- 
ried Elizabeth . Children : \\i Icott, 

born I7'>4; Silas, February 12. i7'V3: John M.. 
November 30, 1769; Truman, February 2^, 
1772; Daniel, February 16, 1774: Sarah. Octo- 
ber 15. i77'». Gilleail Hiird was living in 1790 
at Stratford, according to the first federal 
census, ami had three males over sixteen and 
one female in his family at that time. 

(V) Truman, son of Gillead or Gillard 
Hurd. was born at Stratford. February 23. 
1772. Son, Ebenezer. 

(\"I) Ebenezer, son of Truman Hurd, was 
born in Stratford. He married Frances 
Wheeler. ( )nly child. Truman Ebenezer. 

(\'II) Truman Ebenezer. son of Ebenezer 
Hurd. was horn at Southbury, Connecticut, 
in 1847, died in 1888. He was educated in 
the conunon schools. For iiiany years he was 
a m;mutacturer of pajier in Southbury. He 
married Frances Eliza Wheeler. Ixirn at 
Southbury in 1852. Children: Mary Frances, 
born i8f>7. married Louis A. Mansfield in 
August. 1900; Katherinc Eliza, born 1868. 
unmarried: Henry Baldwin Harrison, men- 
tioned Ih'Iow. 

(\'IIh Henry Baldwin Harrison, son of 
Truman F.bcnezer Hurd. was born at South- 
bury. July 22, 18(19. He attended the public 
schools of his native town, and later grad- 
uated from the high school of New Haven. 
He took up the study of medicine at the Yale 

Medical School in 1890, but did not graduate. 
He was employcfl for a tir ' firm of 

.•\ustiii .Man>(ield & .Son. b , .W-w 

Haven. Sub".ei|uently he v. rl with 

the Derby Lumber Company, of Derby, Con- 
necticut, cf which he became the treasurer 
and general manager, and continued with this 
concern until i9o<j. He then conducted a 

wholesale lumber Ini ■ ''-r his own 

name for a time in n. Then he 

formed the Mil ford 1 ■ >mi)any and 

conducted it several ycais. He is treasurer 
and general manager of the New England 
Stone Com|>any at tli line, and this 

concern manulacturi inc. He is 

a member of the <Ji; Uib of New 

Haven; of Hiran) I. 1. of New- 

Haven ; of Franklin > •'. 17, Royal 

Arch Masons; Harnioir, Lwuiicd. Rnyal and 
Select Masters, of New Haven: .New Haven 
Coniniandery. No. 2, Knights Tc: ' ' '.;c 
of Perfection. New Haven (.1 c 

Croi.v and Elm City Council. I'm . '" 

salcm ; Lafayette Court of New Haven. He 
has taken all the degrees of Scottish Rite Ma- 
sonry, including the thirty-second. He i> a 
member of St. Thomas Protestant Ei)isco]>al 
Church and has been a vestryman for a num- 
ber of years. He is immarried. 

John Hubbcrd, immigrant 
HL'BBlvRD ancestor, wa^ prohrtblv horn 
in F.i: ■ ' ! e 

related to the Hingli 

He was an inhabitaiii >■■... "ii- 

setts, as early as 1670. He removed to Kox- 
bury and served in King Philip's war in Cap- 
tain Isaac Johnson's com]3any, 1675-76. He 
married Rebecca Wells. She joined the 
church February 17. 1683. He went to Wood- 
stock. Connecticut (New Roxbury or .Mashe- 
niequil), settled by forty Roxbury -families 
who left Roxbury, July 21. i6S<'>. John Hub- 
bard was an original proprietor. Chiliren of 
John antl Rebecca Hubbard: Rachel, baptized 
.\pril 13. 1684; Rebecca, baptized .\pril 13, 
1684; Sarah. September 21. 16S4: Mary, bap- 
tized -April II, 1(186: John, mentioned Ik'Iow. 
(II) John (2). son of John (i) Hubbcrd. 
was born at Woodstock. May 3, 16S9. died 
after 1731. He was one of the petitioners for 
the charter of the town of Pom fret, set off 
from Woodstock, dated in 1713. He bought 
the homestead of John .\dams in 1710. It is 
located between Canterbury and Mortlake. He 

married Elizabeth —. Children, born at 

Wooilstock : Benjamin: Joseph, mentioned 
below ; Jonas, died in Canterbury ; Elizabeth, 
died September 23. 1754: Timothy, died 
March 9. 1758. 



(III) Joseph, son of John (2) Hubberd, 
was born at Pomfret. Connecticut, about 
1720. He removed to Salisbury, Connecticut, 
and located at Tory Hill. He bought a farm 
of one hundred and forty-five acres, four- 
teenth lot, near Middle Pond in Salisbury of 
John and Experience Palmer for three hun- 
dred pounds sterling, June 18, 1774, by war- 
rantee deed (see Salisbury land records, vol. 
7, p. 102). Pie was a Loyalist during the 
revolution, though a personal friend of Gen- 
eral Israel Putnam, his neighbor. He mar- 
ried at Pomfret, July 5, 1744, Deborah, daugh- 
ter of Joseph Cleveland (see Cleveland). 
Children : Luther, Jesse, Olive, Sybil, Par- 
ley, mentioned below. 

(IV) Parley, son of Joseph Hubberd, was 
born in Pomfret about 1767, died in 1848. 
He removed to Salisbury with his parents in 
1781. He was a large and successful farmer, 
owning the land where the Hotchkiss School 
is located at Lakeville, Connecticut. He was 
captain in the state militia. He married Anna, 
daughter of John and Sarah (Landon) Cat- 
lin, of Salisbury. Children: i. Hiram Bos- 
worth, born 1796, died March 21, 1869; mar- 
ried Polly Dean, of Canaan. 2. Joseph Au- 
gustus, born 1800, died 1877, at Honesdale, 
\\'ayne county, Pennsylvania : married Daphne 
Bushnell. 3. John Henry, mentioned below. 
4. Alexander, born 1806, died June, 1881 ; 
married Mandane Van Deusen ; children: 
Jane, James, John Henry, Edwin, Anna. 

(V) Hon. John Henry Hubberd, son of 
Parley Hubberd, was born in Salisbury. March 
24, 1804, died July 30, 1872, in Litchfield. 
He received a good education in the district 
schools and became especially proficient in 
mathematics and Latin. He was qualified to 
teach school at the age of fifteen )'ears. He 
was a lifelong student, however, and a man 
of many attainments. He began to study law 
in the office of Hon. Elisha Sterling, of Salis- 
bury, and was admitted to the bar before he 
was twenty-two years old. He established 
himself in the practice of his profession at 
Lakeville, Connecticut, and resided there for 
thirty years. In 1847-49 he was a state sen- 
ator from the seventeenth district. He was 
appointed state attorney for Litchfield county 
in 1849 and held the oflice four years. In 
politics he was originally a Whig, afterward 
a Republican and a leader of his party. He 
gave earnest support to the government dur- 
ing the civil war and helpted to recruit the 
Thirteenth and Niifeteenth regiments. In 
1863 he was elected to the thirty-eighth con- 
gress and re-elected to congress in 1865 from 
the fourth district. He served his district 
with ability and distinction. He was an able 

and successful lawyer and continued in prac- 
tice until shortly before his death. The fol- 
lowing tribute by his neighbor and friend, 
Plon. Henry B. Graves, was published in a 
Litchfield newspaper at the time of his death : 
"The Hon. John H. Hubberd died in this vil- 
lage on the 30th of July, 1872. The deceased 
was born in Salisbury in November, 1804, and 
was therefore at his death past sixty-seven 
years of age. He was admitted to the Litch- 
field county bar in April, 1826, and soon after 
commenced practicing law in his native town, 
in the village of Lakeville, where he con- 
tinued in a very successful business until about 
seventeen years since, when he removed to 
Litchfield. Here he was constantly occupied 
in his profession, being engaged in most of 
the important cases tried in our higher courts 
until his election to Congress in 1863 from 
this district. He was again returned to Con- 
gress in 1865. Plaving served his four years 
in Congress, he again returned to the prac- 
tice of law and continued it till within a few 
weeks of his death. He was very industrious, 
energetic and persevering; never discouraged 
by an adverse decision, where there was an 
opportunity to pursue the cause of his client 
further, and was often victorious in the court 
of review, where he had been overruled in 
the inferior courts. In the course of his pro- 
fessional career he had a lucrative practice 
and for many years was one of the more 
prominent lawyers in this county. He served 
five years as State Attorney of the county, in 
which position he gave general satisfaction ; 
he was also State Senator from the 17th dis- 
trict two terms and served in various other 
public relations and in all of them acquitted 
himself with honor. He was a good citizen; 
liberal, kind and generous to the poor, and 
always ready to contribute his full share to 
all objects of worthy charity. As a husband 
and parent he could not do enough for those 
so nearly connected to him and his aft'ections 
knew no bounds or limit. The deceased leaves 
a widow, three sons and a daughter surviving 
him, to mourn his loss. Though his death had 
been expected for several days, owing to the 
character of his disease, yet our community 
was not prepared to meet with so great an 
affliction and deeply sympathize with the 
stricken family in their great sorrow." 

He married (first) Julia A. Dodge. He 
married (second) September 18. 1855, Abby 
Jane Wells, born at Litchfield, in 1826, died 
September 30, 1908, daughter of Tomlinson 
and Electa (Smith) Wells, granddaughter of 
Philip and Elizabeth (Tomlinson) Wells. 
Hezekiah Wells, father of Philip, was son of 
Thomas, grandson of John, and great-grand- 

^^3-t^ 04- !)<iLi^-u-C^aS^ 

Qal^^A^ J. ^iuM^<jaA. 



son ot John Wclh, i>i Mrati.inl, I Diinccticut. 
Jolin, la>t niL-ntioncd, was sun <>l Governor 
Thomas Wells, of whom a sketch is j^iven 
elscwlierc in this work. Chihlrcn: 1. John 
'romlinson, mentioned below. 2. riiilip Par- 
ley (twin I, June 9, 1859, cashier of the Litch- 
Held .National Hank; married, .May 9, 1896, 
Harriet .\. Cook, of I.owell, Massachusetts; 
children: Miriam, horn I'ehruary 21, 1897; 
Harriet, May 13. i<>o-». 3. .\nna Klecta 
(twin), died Decemher II, 1909. 4. Frank 
\\ells. Anjiust 2. iS'15: attorney, le(4al ad- 
viser of the New York .Street Railway : mar- 
ried. Novenilier 18, i8<<i, < irace \\ . Keese. of 
Brooklyn. New York. Chihlren : tjrace 
Louise, liorn March iS. 1893; W.ildron Wells. 
July 10. i8i/>. 

(\'I( Jolin Tomlinson, son of Hon. John 
Henry Huhherd. was horn in Litchlielil, .No- 
vemher 3. 1856. He attended the public 
schools tliere and i^raduated from Yale Col- 
IcRc with the degree of .A.I'., in the class of 
1880 and from the Yale Law School in the 
class of 1883. He was admitted to the bar in 
1883. He heyan to practice law in I^keville, 
but s«.x>n after located at Litchtield. where he 
has always rcside<l. lie has been a menil)er 
of the bar examinin!.j committee since it was 
formed. He represented the town in the gen- 
eral assembly in i<x>i-o3 an»l served on the 
judiciary committee. He is now serving his 
second term as judge of probate of the Litch- 
field district, r.esides an extensive law prac- 
tice, he has a real estate business. He is a 
director in the Litchfield Mutual Insurance 
Company and trustee of the Litchfield Sav- 
ings I'.ank. He is jiresident of the Lcho Farm 
Company. In religion he is an Lpiscopalian. 
He is unmarrieil. 

(The Clcvclnnd 
(II ) Josiah Cleveland, son of Moses Cleve- 
land (q. v.). was I)orn in W'oburn. Massa- 
chusetts, February 26, \()iih-Uj, died at Can- 
terbury, Connecticut, .\pril 26, 1709. He 
married, at Chelmsford. .Massachusetts, about 
16S0. Mary, born there May 8, i(i<)7. died at 
Canteriuiry. July 20. 1743, tiaugbtcr of John 
and Mary Bates. He served in the Indian 
wars, 1(188-89, probably in Maine. He settlc<l 
in Chelmsford in i'>8<). ,ns did his brotlier 
Samuel. In i(h73 he followed Sauuiel to 
Plainticld. the part afterwards Canterbury, 
when there was only one white or English 
family in the town, and the west side of the 
Quinuebaug river was first settled, 1(190. In 
ifio8 be, Sanuiel and others were made 
trustee^ of lands west of the Quinue- 
baug river by ( hvaneco, chief of the Mahi- 

canni nr \!i ilu-'juw riiiil in Hmii hr i.iir- 

chasi-d one lumdred . 
(Jwaueco, "ihen bein 

his,.-, ,,„l ,.<1„ ■ 
9. ■'- 


ten "oi ilic ol.k.-.i aud mo^ii icaiiviicil luhalu 
tants" of the place who were ap|>ointed to 
assume the jurisdiction of their territory, and 
re|M.rtc.l June 13. 1701, the result, lieccm- 
ber 24, 1702, Samuel. Josiah and Isaac were 
among the freeholders and proprietors of 
I'lainlield applying for a separate township, 
and it was divided (Jctol)er, 1703. and the 
west siile named Canterbury. \\ idow Cleve- 
land was a<lmitted t ''■ '■■•' ' ' 15, 

1712. She married \, 

January 22, 1721-22. t 

well, being his second \\\ic, lie died before 
1743. She died July 20, 174V <'luldron: \n- 
siali, b<jrn Octobir 7. i'" ' ' ' 

Joseph, June 13, 1692, 

Mary, March 7, 1^)94, at ' 

June 28. i(n)<). at Chelmsfor<l; Jonathan, Iwrn 
at Chelmsford, died there, .\j)ril 5, l<)98; 
Henry, Decemlier 22. i(»f): Jonathan, alx>ut 
1701, died at Canterbury, July 15, 1713; Ra- 
chel, about 1703, at Canterbury; Lydia. De- 
cember 7, 1704, at Canterbury: Deliverance 
(son), July 13. 1707. at Canterbury; .\biel or 
.\bigail, < Jctober 9, 1709. at Canterbury. 

(Ill I Joseph, son of Josiah Cleveland, was 
born at Ihelmsford. June 13. \(>^2. died at 
Canterbury, May 11 or 12, 1752. Ca|>tain 
Joseph Cleveland was a prominent man in 
Canterbury and active in all jiublic m;ittcrs. 
He was one of the wealthy men of the town. 
He and his wife Delxjrali entereil covenant 
July 6, 1710. On Decemlier 20. 1720, he was 
chosen grand juryman. He was in the gen- 
eral assembl) in May, 1731. He was captain 
of the train baud of Canterbury, romfret and 
Mortlake, ap|winted by the assembly in (Jcto- 
bcr, 1733. He married (first) at Canterbury, 
May 19. 1717. Deborah Huttcrfield. Kirn at 
Chelmsford, .\ugust 20, 1(187. dicil at Canter- 
bury, November 10 or 14, 1724, daughter of 
Samuel and Mary lUitterfield. He married 
(second), June 26, 1725, .Mary, daughter of 
John \\'oo<lward. Benjamin Buttcrfield, father 
of Samuel lUitterfield, was Ixirn in Lngland, 
and was in Charlestown. Massachusetts, in 
1(138. and subscribed to town orders in W'o- 
burn, Massachusetts, in 1640: was in Xaam- 
keek, Chelmsford, in 1634: he married (first) 

Ann and had son Samuel, liorn in 

W'oburn, May 17. 1647. who married Mary 

and had daughter Delmrah. Children : 

Jonas, iKim Octolier i(>. 1718; Sybil, January 
7, 1720: John. December 31, 1721 : DelKirab, 
ViiL'ii^t II i~j() ui.irru'il. .(t ('.ititfiliiirx liilv 



5, 1/44, Joseph Hubberd (see Hubberd III) ; 
Bridget, August 12, 1728; Joseph, January 19, 
1730; Jonathan, November 24, 1737; Jesse, 
October 20, 1739. 

Dr. WiUiam James Butler, a 
CUTLER leading physician of New Ha- 
ven is of Irish ancestry. His 
father, Thomas Butler, was born in Ireland in 
1845 and came to this country at the age of 
fifteen. He made his home in Hartford, Con- 
necticut. He married Bridget Baker, also a 
native of Ireland, who came with her parents 
to America in 1852, when she was about two 
years old. Children : Thomas ; Francis ; Mar- 
garet ; William James, mentioned below ; Cath- 
erine C, born June 20, 1876, unmarried. 

(II) Dr. William James, son of Thomas 
Butler, was born at Hartford, October 16, 
1870. He attended the public schools of his 
native city and graduated from the high 
school. In 1887 he entered Niagara College, 
near Buffalo, New York, and was graduated 
in the class of 1891. In 1891 and 1892 he 
attended medical lectures and visited many of 
the great hospitals of London, Berlin and 
Dublin. He began the real study of his pro- 
fession in the Long Island College Hospital 
of New York City and was graduated with 
the degree of M. D. in 1895. He began to 
practice at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. After 
about a year there he came to New Haven, in 
April, 1896, and has been in general practice 
as a physician and surgeon in that city ever 
since. From 1896 to 1904 he was police sur- 
geon of the city of New Haven. He was ap- 
pointed health commissioner of New Haven 
in 1908 for a term of five years. He is a mem- 
ber of the staff of St. Raphael's Hospital of 
New Haven ; examining surgeon for a num- 
ber of insurance companies. In politics he is 
a Democrat. He has contributed articles of 
value to the medical publications and press 
from time to time. He is a member of the 
Connecticut State Medical Society, the New 
Haven City and County Medical Society, the 
American Medical Association, the Union 
League Club of New Haven, the New Llaven 
Gentlemen's Driving Club, and the Second 
Company, Governor's Foot Guards of New 
Haven. Honorary member of the Celtic 
Medical Society of Connecticut, Chamber of 
Commerce of New Haven, New Flaven Lodge 
of Elks and several fraternal societies ; among 
some are the Woodmen of the World, Hepta- 
sophs, Maccabees, and Foresters. He is also 
a director in the Organized Charities of New 

Dr. Butler is unmarried. His office is at 
712 Howard avenue, New Haven. 

Robert Dunbar, immigrant an- 
DUNBAR cestor, was born in Scotland, 
in 1630. His name is believed 
to have been derived from the ancient Scot- 
tish city of the same name. It is also a gen- 
eral belief in the family that he was descend- 
ant of George, Earl Dunbar, in the regular 
line. Ninian Dunbar, founder of the Dunbar 
family of Grange Hill, born in 1575, had a 
son, Robert, who is supposed to have been 
the Robert mentioned above. Robert Dunbar, 

the immigrant, married Rose , and in 

1655 settled in Hingham, Massachusetts. It 
was the general opinion that he brought with 
him a considerable sum of money to begin 
life in the new country, inasmuch as for years 
there were but two men in the town who paid 
a higher tax than he. He died October 5, 
1693, and his wife, November 10, 1700. Chil- 
dren, born in Hingham: John, December i, 
1657, mentioned below; Mary, October 25, 
1660: Joseph, March 13, 1662; James, June 
I, 1664; Robert Jr., September 6, 1666: Peter, 
November i, 1668; Joshua, October 6, 1670; 

(II) John, son of Robert Dunbar, was born 
in Hingham, December i, 1657. He married 
(first), July 4, 1679, Mattithiah, daughter of 
George and Catherine Aldridge, of Dorches- 
ter, Massachusetts. He married (second), 
July 24, 1700, Elizabeth Beecher, of New 
Haven, Connecticut. After his death his sec- 
ond wife willed all her property to her own 
children, and cut off altogether the children of 
the first marriage. In 1697 or 1698 he re- ■ 
moved to New Haven. Children of first wife : 
Susanna; Lydia; John, mentioned below. 
Children of second wife: Elizabeth, born 
March 27, 1701 ; James (twin). June 28, 1703, 
died young; Joseph (twin), died young; Jo- 
seph, October 9, 1704; James, April 30, 1708; 
Lydia, October i, 1714; Ebenezer, November 
9, 1718. 

(HI) John (2), son of John (i) Dunbar, 
married, June 14, 1716, Elizabeth Fenn, born 
April 29, 1692, daughter of Edward and Mary 
(Thorpe) Fenn, who were married Novem- 
ber 15, 1688. She died in 1751. John Dun- 
bar died May 13, 1746. Children: Mary, born 
September 26, 1717 ; Sarah, February 7, 17/9; 
Edward, April- 9, 1722; John, September 28, 
1724, mentioned below; Samuel, December 18, 
1726: Elizabeth, May 5, 1729: Hannah, April 
20, 1733. ' 

(IV) John (3), son of John (2) Dunbar, 
was born September 28, 1724, in Wallingford, 
Connecticut. He married Temperance Hall, 
born in Wallingford, April 16, 1727, died May 
26, 1770. Her husband died before that date, 
and both were buried in Plvmouth, Connecti- 

auiricsi SiJi c 

/ ) ' — ^ V \ 


cut. Diiriiif,' tlic revolution lie was one of 
three commis>aries in W'aterliury, chosen to 
furnish su|>plies to the continental army. Chil- 
dren : Miles, incntioneil below ; .\Io>es ; Dinah ; 
Joel ; John : Aaron ; Joel ; Lucina ; John ; 
Charity; Atla, died ApriT 12, 181 J ; ^follic ; 
David (twin), born May 26, 1770; Jonathan 
(twin I. 

(\') Miles, son of John (3) Dunbar, was 
born in \\ allinj^ford or IMyinouth, but re- 
moved to Oblontr, New York, prior to 1818. 
He was a lite major during; the revolution; 
enlisted March 31. 1777, at \\ aterbnry, Con- 
necticut ; served until discharged March 30, 
17S0, in New York. He liecamc overtaxed 
at the battle of Monmouth, and on his way 
home was taken sick at Newtown, .\ew York. 
His expenso at this time were paid by the 
state ot New York, .iml the -same state after- 
wards, in iSiS, ])cnsioneil him. .Alter the war 
he studied law with Es<|uire lUitler, and fol- 
lowed that vocation the remainder of his life. 
In 1776 he joined the l'oni;rc).;ational church 
at Plymouth, lie marrietl. May 1. 1779, I ry- 
phose, daughter of Isaac and Rebecca Kut- 
ler. She was born in W aterluiry, Cnnnecticut. 
May 15, I75'>. Children: l>aial); Clarissa; 
John; Lucrelia; lUiller, mentioned below; 
Jenas ; (.alvin ; Miles. 

(\'I) Hutler, sou of .Miles Dunbar, was 
born l"ebruary I. 1791. in I'lymoutb. lie was 
a musician in the war of 1812 under John 
P.uckingham. and later was in the clock busi- 
ness with Titus .Merriam. When quite young 
he removed to the west and became a farmer. 
He was actively connected with the Congre- 
gational church in his new home, Monroe 
towiisliip, Mahaska county, Iowa, and for 
manv vears before h\> death bore the title of 
"Father Dunbar." He died October 18, 1868. 
He married Lucina, daughter of Thomas 
Wclcher and Lucina (Dunbar) Painter, the 
latter a sister of his father. Children: Wil- 
liam P.utler, born June 28, 181 1; Edward 
Lucien. .\pril 23. 1S15, mentioned below; 

(\TI) Edward Lucien, son of Butler Dun- 
bar, was born .\i)ril 23, 18 15, in Springfield, 
Pennsylvania, ."shortly after his birth he was 
brought by his ])arents to their native state, 
Connecticut, where he grew up. In early life 
he became engaged in the manufacture of 
clock springs and clock trinuuings in P.ristol, 
Connecticut, and later was connected with 
Wallace liarnes in the mamifacture of hoop- 
skirt and crinoline steels. He was a man of 
strict integrity, and of great public spirit and 
enterprise. In 1858 he erected a town hall 
for Bristol, which for many years went by 
the name of Crinoline Hall. Through his in- 

fluence, in 1853, a haml fire-engine was se- 
curctl for the town, and from tliis as a be- 
ginning the present fire department has been 
developed. In iKjIitics he was a I ' id 

rcpre^eutell Bristol in the lowei 

general assembly in 1862. He ...^ 

7, 1872, much honored and resjicctcd by his 
fellow citizens. He married. .May 3, 1840, 
Julia, iKirn in Farmington, ilaughter of Joel 
and Lucinda Warner, .^he died Mav 2<j. 1886. 
Children: i. Winthup \\ an ' ' . bruary 
25, 1841 ; married, .\i.iy 3, 1 .\ima 

\\ heeler, born June 3, 1 , an: i. 

Charles l-'dward, born November 18. 1865, 
married. July 2, i88q, Elizabeth Bulklcy Nott, 
born August 29, i8'J9. died May Kj. 1908; 
one son. Winthup \Villiam, liorn June 26, 
1891; ii. .Mice Mav. Iwrii .\pril 7 •'^''^ •••nr- 
ried. May 3, 1888, Carl Xirgil :n 

November jt^, 1803; children: icc 

Frances, l)orn July 14, 1889, married. 1 >ectm- 
ber 25, 1909, Lea W. Rockwell; b. .Anna Dun- 
bar, lK>rn June it, 1893; c. Carl Hull, born 
September 25. 1900; iii. Beatrice Estclle. born 
June 22, 1874, died ,^ugust 29. 1874. 2. Ed- 
ward Butler, iwrn .November i, 1842, see for- 
ward. 3. William .Augustus, born Ajjril 5, 
1844; married. October 4. i8'i5, Josic H<^ikcr 
Sharpless. born January 9, 1845; children: 
i. Nettie Louise, lK)rn .August i(>, i86<). mar- 
ried, .August 20, 1885, Dennis .Andrew Ijjjson ; 
children: a. Elizabeth. Imrn .April 14. 1887; 
b. Doris Add, July 13, 1894: ii. Edward 
Louis, lx)rn November i, 1869. married, Oc- 
tober 21, 1896, Josephine .Adelaid Case, liorn 
June II, 1874: children: a. Jf)seph Edwanl, 
born April 1, 1898: b. .Adelaid Case, liorn July 
25, 1902; iii. William Howard. Inirn May 23, 
1875, marrie<I, June 19, 1901, Nellie .Adams; 
one son, William .Adams, born .Ai)ril 30, 1907. 
4. Alice Augusta. l>orn March 2S. 1847; mar- 
ried, May 3. 1865. Warren W. Thnrpc, born 
November 19, 1839; children: i. Eva May, 
born November 2, 18(19, married October 19, 
1898, George W. Birgc, born June 8, 1870, 
died September 22, 1901 ; one daughter, 
Rachael. born September 8, 1899; ii. Helen 
Dunbar, bom June 9. 1876, married, Octo- 
ber 28. i<K>3. .\rtliur (i. Beach, liorn .\ugust i, 
1870: children: a. .Arthur (i., Jr.. bom De- 
cember 19. 1904; b. Alice, Ixirn March 29, 
1907. 3. Julia Lucinda. born .April 18, 1849; 
married. July 3, 1878, Lcverett ,A. Sanford, 
born October 17, 1837. 6. Eva Louise, Ixim 
November 4. 1852: married, October 22. 1873, 
George W. Mitchell, iK^rn November 1. 1849. 
(\Tin Edward Butler, son of Edward Lu- 
cien Dunbar, was Ixjrn in Bristol, Connecti- 
cut. November i, 1842. He attended the pub- 
lic scho<iIs of the town and completed a course 



at the W'illiston Seminary at Easthampton, 
Massachusetts. At the age of eighteen years 
he went to Xew York and became associated 
with the late WilHam F. Tompkins in the 
management of the New York office of the 
"crinohne" or hoop-skirt business of Dunbar 
& Barnes, then an extensive Bristol industry. 
Two years later, on the retirement of Mr. 
Tompkins, Mr. Dunbar succeeded to the sole 
management of the office, and conducted it 
with great success for about three years, when 
the fashion for hoop skirts had materially sub- 
sided and the New York office was given up. 
Returning to Bristol in 1865, Mr. Dunbar en- 
tered the employ of his father who had that 
year established the small spring factory at the 
present location of Dunbar Brothers. In 1872 
the elder Mr. Dunbar died and the following 
year a partnership was formed between the 
iDrothers, Edward B., William A. and Win- 
throp W., for carrying on the business under 
the firm name of Dunbar Brothers. The 
partnership continued until i8go, when, be- 
cause of ill health, William A. Dunbar sold 
out his interest to his brothers and retired 
from the firm. The business thrived under 
the management of the new firm and became 
one of the leading manufacturing houses of 
the town. The original factory building is 
still in use and one of the landmarks of the 
town. The firm turned out from five thou- 
sand to eight thousand clock springs daily, 
but later they devoted their attention to the 
production of small springs only. Since the 
death of the elder Dunbar, and by his express 
wish, the old bell is tolled every night of the 
year ninety-nine times at 9 o'clock. Just 
previous to the death of Edward B. Dunbar 
the firm of Dunbar Brothers was incorpor- 
ated with E. G. Dunbar as a member of it. 
Edward B. was the largest stockholder and 
president of the firm. 

Mr. Dunbar's life was an active one, and 
he devoted much time, energy and thought 
to worthy jjublic enterprises and institutions. 
He served his town two terms as representa- 
tive in the general assembly ; in 1869, when 
but twenty-seven years old, and again in 1881. 
He served the old Fourth senatorial district 
in the upper branch of the general assembly 
in 1885 and was re-elected in 1887. While 
in the senate he was an earnest advocate of 
the weekly payment bill for workmen, and 
of the child labor law, for both of which he 
made forcible and eloquent speeches. Subse- 
quently he was urged to accept a nomination 
for congress, but declined. For thirty years 
he was the Democratic registrar of voters 
in the first district of the town and borough. 
He was one of the active promoters of the 

project which provided Bristol with a high 
school and was chairman of the high school 
committee from its establishment until four 
years previous to his death, when he resigned, 
owing to the press of other duties. It was 
under his direction the present sightly build- 
ing was constructed. His interest was ever 
intense for maintaining high standards at the 
school, giving it a standing and efficiency be- 
yond that of similar schools in towns the size 
of Bristol. For a number of years he was a 
member of the board of school visitors, and 
for more than a c|uarter of a century was a 
member of the district committee of the South 
Side school. He was the executive head of 
the Bristol fire department from 1871, the 
date of the establishment of the board of fire 
commissioners. He was deeply interested in 
the progress of the department and within 
his administration witnessed its growth from 
the old hand engine equipment to its present 
modern apparatus. In 1891. when the Free 
Public Library was suggested as a solution 
of the question of what should be done with 
the library of the then defunct Young Men's 
Christian Association, Mr. Dunbar was very 
active in behalf of the movement for the town 
institution. He was chosen president of the 
board of library directors, which position he 
held to the time of his death. He was a mem- 
ber of the special committee of the board ap- 
pointed to solicit for the building fund, and 
during the absence of Mr. Ingraham from the 
town acted temporarily as a member of the 
building" committee. 

Mr. Dunbar was also active in the interests 
of the movement for the establishment of the 
Bristol National Bank : from the first was a 
director in the institution and for a number 
of years was its vice-president. In 1905, fol- 
lowing the death of President Charles S. 
Treadway, Mr. Dunbar was chosen his suc- 
cessor and filled that office with characteristic 
faithfulness and ability to the last days of his 
illness. He was also a director and vice-presi- 
dent of the Bristol Savings Bank since 1889. 
He was president of the Bristol Board of 
Trade. He was president of the Young Men's 
Christian Association, being particularly in- 
terested in the boy's branch. He united with 
the First Congregational Church, July 7, 1867, 
and from October 11, 1901, until his death 
was a faithful deacon of the same. He was 
a member of the Bristol Business Men's As- 
sociation ; Reliance Council, No. 753, Royal 
Arcanum ; and the Central Congregational 
Club. Every position held by Mr. Dunbar 
was regarded by him as a channel for service 
in the community and to his fellows. Faith- 
fulness, ability and self-sacrifice characterized 



his a<liiiini-tr;iiiiins throiiyhont lii-i lunj^ career 
of iiscl'iilne>>. 

Mr. Dunbar inarrieil, December j.?. 1X75, 
Alice Eliza, burn July 8. 1.S54. dau^jhtcr of 
Watson and Adeliza .Mun>on (Case) tiid- 
dings (see Liidilinj^s \II). Children: i. 
Mamie Eva, born December 17. 1X77, died 
Jaiuiary 18, 1881. 2. Marguerite, born June 
28, 1880; married. June 22. 1904, the Kev. 
Ciiarlcs Norman Shejiard. of l!ri>tol. Connec- 
ticut, professor of Hebrew at tiie General 
Theological Seminary, New ^'ork City; now 
resides in New York; chil<lren:_ i. Katberine, 
June 4. 1905: ii. Alice Emma. June 30. i«)o'); 
iii. Martjncrite Dunbar, ( )ctober 23. ir;o8. 3. 
Edward (iiddin,L;s, born May 20, i88q; edu- 
cated in the Bristol ])id)lic schools and Hctts 
Academy. Stamford, Connecticut ;" is now in 
the factory of The Dunbar Ilmthers Company, 
and vice-[)rcsident of the company. 

Mr. Dunbar died at his htMiie on South 
street, I'.ristnl. May y, \f)Oj. I^rayers were 
said at the home by the Rev. Dr. Calvin B. 
Mofxly. and the public services were held at 
the First Con};;re,Lcational Church, which was 
filled to its capacity, the tire commissioners, 
com]ianies of tireiucn and members of Reli- 
ance Council attcndini; in a body. The Bris- 
tol National liank, the Bristol Savings Bank, 
and the South Side school committee were 
also re])resented by delegations. The follow- 
ing are extracts from the eulogy of the Rev. 
Dr. Moody: "In Imsiness life .Mr. Dunbar 
was sagacious, cautious, prudent, honest, the 
best type of a reliable, successful business 
man. I Ic was resrected for his integrity and 
honor by all of those who were ever in his 
employ. There are men in the factory of the 
Dunbar Brothers who have been ein|)loyed 
there for thirty or forty years, and to-day they 
feel that tluy have lost one of their best and 
tniest friends. .As a public citizen he was 
broad-minded and j)ublic-Ni>irited. and he took 
a deep interest in everything that lende<l to 
the highest welfare of the comuumity and 
state. He was a noble, large-hearted, gener- 
ous, patriotic, pbil.'intbropic citizen, lie was a 
lcvcl-lica<lcd. warm-liearted. benevolent Chris- 
tian geutleuian. Deacon Dunbar was a man 
of faith and prayer. He knew Jesus Christ 
as his personal Savior ani! I-Vicnd ; he could 
say with the apostle Paul. "I know whom I 
have believed." He had that ho|)e which is 
'an anchor of the soul, both sure and stead- 
fast, and which entereth into that within the 
veil.' " The interment was in West cemetery. 

.\t a special mcetinsf of the Board of Libra- 
ry Directors of the Town of Bristol, the fol- 
lowing minute was adoi)tcd. and a copv or- 

.liT,-.|' In 1„. ..•i,t t.. Mri ■ 

" I Ills Ito.inl licrctiy rii'THs n- ' r 

row .iml sense ol los> by the death 
orabic l^ilw-irct II. Dunbar, wliicli ■ / 

gdi. UXJ-. Ulu-n in ( >cli>brr. iN^i. 11. ■ i wii 
voted to establish a free public library. Mr. Dun- 
bar w.T- tlir tT't-Tinmc! mrniber "f »hr board of 
dircit At the 

lirst I r igih, 

i«<ji. , I rfiid 

lie Ill-Ill "111. 1- . ..nlmu. i; 
\'cry tfw indeed ha\c been 1 
liiianl at which he was nut 1 
inj;, until, during si.\ niontlis |i.i~i. hl^ ii:: 
m.idc It inipiissiblc for him tn alteiid lli. 
spirit which made him .ilwriy- nrti- r in • 
purl of every (j;'""' can ■ 1 

made him con^tant in ; 
public duty, the lo\e I'l 

which always charactcri/i ■! htm. liir iinnir-.d 
rcKjanl for him and conlidcncc in him which 
made his su|)piirt of any cause most inlhunii.-il. 
combined to make his service on thi- 
most valuable to the Library and to tli. 
and the hearty and cordial spirit of gooil : 
ship, which so endeared him to every da-- "I 
the community, made the association with him 
always a pleasure to his fellow members, and 
causes a marked sense of our personal loss in 
his death." .\ttest, Epaphroditus F'eck, Secretary 
of the Hoard. 

At a meeting of the Board of Directors of 
the Bristol National Bank, held Monday, May 
13, 1907, it was voted: That the following 
minute be entered upon the records, in mem- 
ory of the late Hon. Edward B. Dunbar, and 
that a copy of this minute be transmitted to 
his family: 

Edward I'.utlcr Dunbar. President of the Bris- 
tol National liank, died after a lingering illness, 
'I'liursday. May 0. 190-. Stricken down in the 
full strciiRth of his vigorous manhood, with the 
prospect of many useful years before him, within 
a twelvemonth, he has passed to his rest. His 
associates in the Board of Directors desire to 
enter upon the records their appreciation of his 
valuable services, and their deep regard and af- 
fection for the man himself, lie has been a mem- 
ber of this board since the organization of the 
bank in 1875. and its President since I'W.s. The 
growth and progress of the institution arc an 
elo(|uent tribute to the sound j"' •■•■"• -■••.I 
executive ability of the original h. '1 

he was a member. .As a man. he i 
dence of all who knew him. He u..- ..,,,...,, m 
all his dealings, and knew no way but the 
straight path. He typified a Christian gcnllc- in the world of business, and through the 
seven days of the week. His death is a great 
misfortune to our institution, and we desire to 
express mir deep sorrow, and to voice our heart- 
felt appreciation of his cordial relations with us 
in our business and personal associations, of his 
wise and kindly counsel, and his lasting pride in. 
and loyally to. the institution. Attest, M. L. 
Tiflfany, Cashier. 

The resolutions of the Board of Fire Com- 
missioners : 

Whereas. In the Providence of God. the long 
and useful activities of Hon R B. Dunbar in the 
upbuilding of his native town, have ceased, and 



Whereas, The deceased served continuously as 
chairman of this board since its organization, be 
it therefore 

Resolved, That in the removal of Hon. E. B. 
Dunbar from our councils and from the com- 
munity, we realize the loss to ourselves and to 
the people of the town, of a faithful, efficient, 
judicious and loyal public servant, of an es- 
teemed gentleman and friend, a man noble in 
Christian character, honorable in all places, and 
high-minded in action whether in this cTr other 
■capacities. Be it further 

Resolved, That we tender to the members of 
his family the sincere sympathy of the members 
of this board, and that these resolutions be 
spread upon our minutes and published in The 
Bristol Press. George H. Hall, C. H. Deming, 
C. H. Blakesley, W. H. Carpenter, J. R. Holley, 
Bristol, Conn., May 14. 1907. 

The resolutions of the Bristol Savings 

Whereas, Death has again invaded our Board 
of Directors and taken from us Mr. Dunbar, our 
first vice-president and dear friend, who has long 
been identified with this bank, a man wise in 
counsel, of sound judgment and business ability, 
of sterling integrity and Christian character, a 
friend to all, beloved and respected by all, one 
who will long be remembered and missed by us, 
and in whose death we realize a very great loss 
to this bank, as also to this community. 

Resolved. That as Directors of this Savings 
Bank we place upon its records this token of our 
appreciation of his personal worth and of his 
services to this bank, and tender to his family 
our sincere sympathy. .Attest, Miles Lewis Peck, 

(The Giddings Line). 

The Giddings family, of which Mrs. Dun- 
bar is a representative, is of remote Scottish 
ancestry, and of New England descent since 


The name of Giddings, according to 
some authors, was derived from Gideon, the 
Hebrew for "brave soldier." From Gideon 
also is derived Giddy, Giddies, Gibbon, Geddes. 
That this name is an ancient one in England 
can be proven from various sources, but at 
what period it first appeared the researches 
thus far do not enable us to state. The name 
was spelled in different ways by different 
branches of the family, Giddings and Ged- 
dings are English, Geddes is Scottish, and Git- 
tings is Welsh, and by many they are sup- 
posed to belong to the same family. There 
are several places in Scotland called Geddes, 
as Geddes Hill, Geddeston, Geddeswell. Ac- 
cording to the statistical account of Scotland, 
the family of Geddes of Rachan, in Peeble- 
shire, have possessed that estate for thirteen 
hundred years. "The Manor of Geddings," 
which lies partly within the two parishes of 
Boxbourne and Great Amwell, probably de- 
rived its name from the family of Geddings, 
for in 1334 it was in the possession of Ed- 

mund Geddings, to whom the king granted 
the right of free warren. There is a town 
called Little Giddings, situated on the western 
border of Huntingdon county, England, and 
also a parish of that name in Suffolk county. 
Amongst the various families of this name ■ 
there are various coats-of-arms ; a coat-of- 
arms of the Giddings family is now in pos- 
session of Mrs. Robert B. Denney, of Boston, 
Alassachusetts, a descendant of Daniel Gid- 
dings, who procured it of a painter of her- 
aldry in the early part of this century. On 
the will of Lieutenant John Giddings there 
was a crest with a griffin rampant, supposed 
to be the crest of Collins, as the Collins and 
Giddings families interinarried. Lieutenant 
John used a seal with that crest upon it to 
stamp legal documents. 

(I) From what particular branch of the 
Giddings family in England, or who were the 
immediate ancestors of George Giddings, the 
first of the name here, we are unable to say. 
There is a tradition in the family that there 
were three brothers who emigrated to this 
country in the early years, one settling at Ips- 
wich, one at Cape Cod, and one at Halifax, 
Nova Scotia. The fact is well authenticated 
that George Giddings, aged twenty-five, and 
his wife, Jane (Tuttle) Giddings, aged twen- 
ty, came from England in 1635, and settled in 
the town of Ipswich, about twenty-five miles 
from Boston, Massachusetts, with their three 
servants. They are said to have had as com- 
panion on their voyage Sir Henry \^ane, 
fourth governor of Massachusetts, who in 
1662 suffered martyrdom for his zeal in the 
cause of liberty and religion. George Gid- 
dings brought with him a letter of recom- 
mendation from the rector, or minister, of St. 
Albans, Hertfordshire. George Giddings was 
born in 1608, died June i, 1676. He was one 
of Major Denison's subscribers in 1640, a 
commoner in 1641, one of the twenty sworn 
freeholders who paid the highest rates out 
of two hundred and thirty in 1664, deputy to 
the general court in 1641-54-55-59-61-63- 
64-68-72-75, selectman from 1661 to 1675, and 
for a long time a ruling elder of the first 
church. The inventory of his estate, June 19, 
1676, exhibited a total value of ii,02i, 12s., 
of which one hundred and fifty-two acres of 
land with six acres of marsh, at Plumb Island, 
was appraised at £772. His widow died 
March, 1680. Children of George and Jane 
Giddings: Thomas, born 1638, married (first) 

Mary Goodhue, (second) Elizabeth ; 

John, see forward; James, born 1641, mar- 
ried Elizabeth Andrews : Samuel, born 1645, 
married (first) Hannah Martin, (second) 
Elizabeth : Joseph Collins, married 



Susaniiali Kiiulyt- ; >arali ; Mary, married 
Samuel I'carce; Ge<>ri;c. 

(II) John, son of George and Jane (Tutllc) 
Giddings, was born 1639, died March 3, 1691. 
He had a commonage granted him in 1667; 
was a commoner in 1678; a lieutenant of mili- 
tia; and was also a deputy to the general 
court in 1683-84-85. The inventory of his 
estate, rendered February jo. ifx/i, amount- 
ing to £269 15s. lod., was distributed March 

29, 1692. He married Sarah , who 

married (second) Henry Hcrrick, of Beverly, 
and she died in Gloucester. Children : George, 
born 1664, married (first) .Mary Skamp, 
(second) Mrs. Elizabeth Perkins: Elizabeth, 
married (first) Dccemlier Kj, 1685, Mark 
Haskell, (second) John Dennison. of Ips- 
wich: Jane, married, November 26, 1691. Jo- 
seph Haradine: Sarah, born 1672, married 
John Haraden. died .November 11, 1724, they 
had several children: John, born i(>75; Job, 
born 1677, died February 27, 1708, married 
Sarah .Andrews, children : Job, Sarah ami 
John: Solomon, born 1679, married .Margery 
Goodhue: Joshua, l)orn 1681, probably was 

lost at sea in 17 16, married .Abigail , 

children : .Abigail. Jacob, and three others 
who died young : Thomas, see forward ; Mary, 
born i(>86. married Benjamin York. 

(HI) Thomas, son of John and Sarah 
Giddinijs. was born in Ipswich, Massachu- 
setts, 1683. He removed to Gloucester, and 
purchased of r.cnjaniin Lufkin, in 17 10. a 
house which he sold May 22, 1721, and went 
to Lyme, Connecticut, with his family about 
1722-23, where he purchased land nearly every 
year for several years : he settled near Heaver 
brook. In 1708 he married Sarah lUitler. 
Children: Job, married Sarah Rathbone: Jo- 
seph, born 1714. married (first) Eunice .\n- 
drus: (second) Elizabeth Ilungerford: John, 
marricil Su-annah Tozor: Joslnia, see for- 
ward : Thomas, born 1723, married Marv 

(I\') Joshua, son of Thomas and Sarah 
(Butler) Ciiddings. was liorn 1710. died Feb- 
ruary 4. 1S07. He probably removed from 
Lyme, Connecticut, anrl settled in Hartland, 
about 1723. The last deed found on the 
Lyme records concerning him is to Ensign 
Jasper in 1735, consideration £1.500. The fol- 
lowing is also recorded Jime 5, 1746: "Joshua 
Giddings ear-mark, for all sorts of creatures, 
is a swallow-tail in the left, or a cros« on 
right ear. with a lialf-penny on each side of 
same." It is said that he went to Hartland 
when quite a young man, and put up a log 
house in the southwestern part of the town, 
sleeping meanwhile on a bed of leaves. The 
^■"■•ndation of the house and a chimnev still 

remain, and a large tree is growing in the 
cellar. The records show that he was for 
many years one of t!v i- ■ i- ■ men of the 
town, holding office : year. He 

was a<lniitted to the ' nal church, 

February 5, 1769. He luanicd Jane Reed, 
who died .\]>ril 11, 1803, aged M-vcnty-nine 
years. Children: 1. Elisha, ni.i 
22, I77<), Susannah Perkins, wlv 
3ry 7, 1777. aged twenty- 1'."' 
same year, aged thirty-one. 
forward. 3. John, born .\ 
married .Ascha Palmer. 4. I 
marricfl (first) Submit Jon. 
beth Pease. 5. Sarah, mat 
1784, .Angus McLv>ud, and 
who married, .August 31, n 
man, of Hartland. and had ciiildren ; 
Abigail. Sarah, Jane, William and .\n' 
6. Deljorah. married, October 27, I7'>S, Jnii: 
diah Bushncll, of Hartland. 7. Jane. <iicd 
March 11. 1777, aged fifteen. S ' ' • -:i 
1760: married Naomi Hale. 9. 
ried. September 2«'), 1789, Mosi ■ 
of Hartland. 10. Ruth, married, November 
18, 1770, Jonathan Couch, of Simsbury ; in 
October, 1775, was a widow with three chil- 
dren : Jonathan, Ruth and Delilah. 

(V) Benjamin, son of Josln' • —i 'vie 
(Reed) Giddings. was Iwrn at L 
ticut. 1753. died in Hartlaml. ' i. 

1830. whither he was brought in iniauvi, by 
his parents. He was a prominent man in 
town atTairs: was a soldier in the re\ ' 
during the extreme cold winter of 1 

In June. 1781. at a town meeting, i- 

appointed "a committee to hire all the sol- 
diers for the army, and bring on the men 
that counted for the town of Hartland. and 
had not joined." Neither Mr. ("lid. lings nor 
his wife were members of any church, but 
were respected for their inilustry. intelligence 
and strict morality. They were careful to 
train their children to fear God. honor their 
parents, and found pleasure in i)romoting the 
welfare ni .ithcrs. He married .Afiah Holcomb. 
who died 1830. aged seventy-seven. Chil- 
dren: I. .Almon. married Lota Miller: settled 
in Michigan. 2. Salmon. Ix>rn March 2. 1782; 
married .Almira Collins. 3. Zcriuah. l)orn 
1784; married. .August 31, 1807, Jonathan 
luttle. of Barkhamsted. Conncctirnt; in t8io 
they removed to Ohio a: ' ' ' -ic 

hundred acres of lan<l in W : _^ 

there: he was a justice of :! . ;.:.- 

one years, county commissioner twelve years, 
representative in legislature one year ; he died 
June, 1864. and she died May 3, 1871. 4. 
Julia, born 1791 : married Ezra M.ick. 5. 
Lorrain. born February 12, 1789. died .April 



30, 1858; married Desdemona Cowdry. 6. 
Harriet, born 1795 ; married William H. Tis- 
dale ; died December 10, 1831, leaving a son. 
7. Benjamin, see forward. 8. Affie, married, 
Ma_v 30, 1820, Dr. Josiah Banning; she died 
September 28, 1832, aged thirty-four; he mar- 
ried (second) Edith Cowdry, and died 1848. 

9. Lowly. 10. Harriet, married a Mr. Tisdale. 
(\'T) Benjamin (2), son of Benjamin (i) 

and Afiah (Holcombj Giddings, was born in 
Hartland, Connecticut, January 12, 1801, died 
February 20, 1874. He resided in Hartland 
all his life ; he was a very prominent man, a 
merchant and postmaster many years, was 
representative to the legislature, selectman, 
justice of the peace, and ,^ commissioner of 
superior court for Hartford county until age 
disqualified him. He married Amoret, born 
February 8, 1804, died October 26,' 1881, 
daughter of Rev. Asa Bushnell, of Hartland. 
Children: i. Philo B., born January 25, 1823, 
died in Montrose, Virginia, December 6, 1857. 
2. Fidelia H., born May 19, 1824; married, 
November. 1842, Henry J. Gates, of Hart- 
land. 3. Milo J., born April 2, 1827, died at 
McPherson, Kansas, May 8, 1900 ; married, 
July 4, 1849, Eugenia P. Miller. 4. Watson 
M., born April 4, 1830, see forward. 5. Al- 
mira, born November 30. 1831 ; married, Sep- 
tember 27, 1858, Hoyt M. Hayes, of Bark- 
hamsted. 6. Mary E., born October 5, 1833 ; 
married, February 8. 1855, Nelson D. San- 
ford, of Hartland ; died at New Flaven, April 

10, 1871. 7. Eliza A., born April 14, 1836; 
married. July 3, i860. Cyrus Cook, of Lex- 
ington, Ohio ; she died September 8, 1877, at 
Albia, Iowa; Almena A., born April 14, 1838, 
died November 13, 1891 ; married, July 23, 
1878, Ralph FI. Park. 9. Salmon B., born 
July 14, 1847; married. May 17, 1870, Aurelia 
M. Emmons, born 1850, died September, 1891. 

(\'II) \\'atson, son of Benjamin (2) and 
Amoret (Bushnell) Giddings, was born in 
Flartland, Connecticut, April 4, 1830, died 
March 22, 1905. He attended the common 
schools of East Hartland until seventeen years 
of age, after which he worked for five years 
with his brother-in-law, Henry J. Gates, in 
East Hartland. He was a carriage maker 
and blacksmith by trade, and conducted a 
blacksmith shop in Barkhamsted, Connecticut, 
for ten years. He then went to New Hart- 
ford, and worked one year for R. H. Wheeler, 
later forming a partnership under the firm 
style of Wheeler & Giddings. A year subse- 
quently he purchased Mr. Wheeler's interest, 
and carried on the business alone about two 
years, at the expiration of whicl: time he dis- 
posed of the plant to Henry M. Gates, and 
purchased the Walter Stickney shop in \\'in- 

sted, which he conducted about eighteen 
months, and then sold to the Winsted Car- 
riage Company, with which he invested all 
his capital. About six months later this com- 
pany failed, financially ruining ;Mr. Gidtlings, 
who then went to Lewis, Iowa, where he 
worked at his trade for a year and a half, at 
the end of that time returning to Connecticut 
and purchasing a shop in Terryville, which 
he conducted three years and then sold. In 
1874 he removed to Bristol; he opened a 
small carriage repair shop on the corner of 
North Main and Center streets, which he soon 
converted into the most commodious and best- 
equipped carriage factory in the town, em- 
ploying from five to fifteen men, according to 
his volume of business. In June, 1886, he 
admitted as a partner his son, Frederick Wat- 
son, the firm style being W'atson Giddings & 
Son. Watson Giddings retired from business 
several years prior to his death, the business 
being conducted by his son. In politics Mr. 
Giddings was always a Republican until the 
formation of the Prohibition party, when he 
united therewith and was an active worker in 
its ranks. In 1861 he was elected by the 
Republicans a member of the state legislature 
from Barkhamsted, served one term, and also 
served one term on the board of selectmen 
of the same town. He was a member of the 
board of burgesses, serving two terms, and 
was chairman of the sewer committee of the 
town. He was president of the West Ceme- 
tery Association, was a trustee of the Pros- 
pect Methodist Episcopal Church, of which he 
had long been a prominent member, was made 
a member in 1878 of Franklin Lodge, No. 
56, Free and Accepted Alasons, in which he 
served as treasurer from the time he joined 
until his. death, and he and his wife were 
members of the Order of the Eastern Star. 
Mr. Giddings was a man of sterling character 
and strict integrity, faithful and conscientious- 
in the performance of every duty devolving 
upon him, and won and retained the confi- 
dence and esteem of all with whom he was. 
brought in contact. 

Mr. Giddings married (second) September 
12, 1892, Emma S., born October 4, 1843,, 
daughter of Amos Loomis, of Norwich, Con- 
necticut, who survived him. Children of first 
marriage: i. Alice Eliza, born July 8, 1854; 
married, December 23, 1875, Edward B. Dun- 
bar (see Dunbar VIII). 2. Mary Addie, born 
April 6, 1856; married. May 31, 1877, Sam- 
uel D. Newel, born 1847 ; four children, of 
whom only one, Alice Mae, survives ; Alice 
Mae, born February 18, 1880, married, Octo- 
ber 22, 1902, Charles Dudley White ; one son, 
Newell Dudley, born January 6, 1904. 3. 

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Freilerick W'atxm, horn March 29, il<('o; 
married, Jiiiii- 5. \H<)0, Cora M., liorn ncccin- 
bcr J5, iS(*j. (Iaii),'litcr of llarvilla |. llarl. 
of liristol: chil<lri.-n : \\at>on Hart, liorn June 
24, 1^),^, and Snsii'. July i>). i>^)~. 4. Charles 
Saiiniel, l)orn .\iiL^ii>t 4, lX(>2, died l)cicnil)er 
19, iS.S_'. 5 ant! '>. Twins, who bolli died in 

In the deatii <>f Watson Giildings the com- 
munity e.\]ierienced the loss of one of its niost 
valuable citizens. The funeral was held from 
his late home and was larfjely attended. 
Franklin Ijulye, I-ree and .Accepted .\Ia>ons, 
anil Ueli;incc Council, Koyal .\rcanuni. were 
present in a body. A delegation fnjm Bris- 
tol (iran)j;e was also present, and the em- 
ployees of Giddings carriage shop attended in 
a body. The Rev. .\rtlnir II. Cioodenough, 
D.l)., pastor of Prospect Methodist Episcopal 
Church, otViciated and sjKjke of the consistent 
Christian character of the deceased. .\ <|uar- 
tette rcndereil the following selections: '".Some 
Time We'll Understand" and "One Sweetly 
Solemn Thought". Interment was in West 
cemetery, IVanklin Lodge conducting the 
burial service. 

(The C.1SC Line). 

(I) John Case, founder of the American 
branch of the Case family, was a native of 
England, and emigrated to .America in the 
early settlement of the colonies, coiuing to 
Windsor from tlie old family home at .Xyles- 
ham, England, where many of them now re- 
side. They were a noted family as far back 
as the time of Oliver Cromwell, and accu- 
mulated fortunes by furnishing leather for 
his army, being tanners and farmers. John 
Case remained in Windsor imtil the spring of 
l6<K), when he removetl to Simsbury, and 
settled at Weatogue. He was elected the tirst 
constable of Simsbury, October 14, iWk), and 
al)out i(>72 represented the town at the gen- 
eral court or assembly. 1 le w as a landowner 
and farmer, ami a prominent citizen. He 
married (first) Sarah, daughter of William 
Spencer, of Hartford. She died November .^ 
1691. He married (second) Elizabeth 
(Mofire) Loomis. lx>rn at Windsor, if\?8, died 
July 23, 1728, daughter of John Moore, of 
Windsor, and wi(li>\\ of Xathaniel Loomis, of 
Windsor, lie died in Simsbury. I'ebruary Ji. 
1703-04. and was buried there. Children of 
first marriage: i. Elizabeth, born K152. died 
171S: married (first) Joseph Lewis; (sec- 
ond) John Tuller. 2. Mary, horn June 22, 
\fifro. died 1725: married (first) William .\1- 
dcrman : (secoml) James Ilillyer. 3. John, 
born November 3, ifi<)2. died 1733: married 
(first) .MaryOlcott: (seconil) Sarah Hol- 
comb. 4. William, born June 5. i'i<>5: mar- 

rie<l Elizabeth Holcomb. 5. Sannicl, Ixmi 
June I. i(rf>7, died 1725; married (first) Mary 
Westover ; ( second ) Elizabeth ( Owen I 
Thrall, d. Kichartl. sec forwar<l. 7. Itarthol- 
omew, iMirn in Octolier, 1670, <lie<l 1725; mar- 
ried Mary Humphrey. S. Joseph. l>orn .\pril 
6, 1674, dieil August II, i74><; marrieil .\nna 
Eno. 9. Sarah, l)orn .\ugust 14. il>~H, died 
1704: married Joseph I'helps Jr., of Wind- 

(II) Captain Richard, .son of John ami 
Sarah (Spencer) was born .\ugnst 2j, 
li**), died in I74'>. He marrieil, in .\ugust. 
1701, .Amy, daughter ot Philip Ueed, of ton- 
cord, .Massachusetts. His sons were: Rich- 
ard, see forward. Timothy and Eilward. He 
located at Terrys Plains at an early date. 

( HI ) Sergeant Richard (2). son of Captain 
Richard ( i ) and .Amy ( Reed ) Case, was Uirn 
at Terry's Plains in 1710. dieil at West .Sims- 
bury in I7'>9. .Alxiul 1737 he went to West 
Simsbury, a part of Canton, and settled on 
what is known as East Hill, where he spent 
the remainder of his life, engaged in agri- 
culture. He married Mercy Holcomb. i>f 
Simsbury. born in 1712. tlicd in West Sims- 
bury, 1780. Children: i. Richard, lx>rn in 
1734; marrieil Ruth Case. 2. Joab. Iwrn 1735, 
died 1758. 3. -Sylvanus. Ixtrn 1737. died 1817; 
married (first) Caroline Humphrey: (sec- 
ond) Hei)zihah lliunphrey. 4. Simeon, see 
forward. 5. Eli. born 1741 ; married Athil- 
dred Curtis. (>. Uriah, Ixirn 1743, died 1826; 
married ( first ) Susannah I^wrence : ( sec- 
ond ) Eunice Hill. 7. Edward. Ixjrn 1748, 
died 1798: married Teruah Lawrence. 8. 
Mercy, born 1752, died i8i8; married .\bram 
Moses. 9. Naomi, born 1755. died 1850; mar- 
ried I-'sther IJrown. The son .Sylvanus was 
reputed to have been the first English child 
born within the limits of West .Simsbury. 

( I\ ) Simeon, son of Sergeant Richard (2) 
and Mercy ( Holcomb ) Case, was Iwrn in 
Simsbuiy. I73<). died 1823. His youth was 
mainly spent in West Simsbury. and in young 
manhood he went to what is now West Gran- 
by. which became his permanent residence, and 
there he engaged in farming. 1 le married 
.Mary, born 1730. died 1834, daughter of .\mos 
and Mary (Hi>lcomb) Case. ' Children: 1. 
Simeon, born 1759. died 1819: married Phoebe 
I'.urr. 2. Titus, see forward. 3. Mary. Ikkh 
1771, died 1821. 4. Obed. born 1765. <iied 
1849: married Rachel Emmons. 3. Elijihalet, 
born 1770. died 1847: married Rachel Case. 
6. .Ashbel. hnm IJ(M. liied 181(1: niarried Polly 
brazier. 7. .Alexander, born 1774. <lied 1824; 
marrieil !Nlindwell Case. 8. Irancis. Iwrn 
1777. died 1843: married Jemima Case. 9. 
Robert. Ixirn 1780: marrieil Clarissa Case. 



lo. Peter, ii. Elizabeth, married Reuben 

(V) Titus, son of Simeon and Mary (Case) 
"Case, was born 1764, died April 3, 1816. He 

married, March 12, 1792, Amy Reed. Chil- 
dien: Loviah, born October 5, 1792; Titus, 
August I, 1796; Jeremiah, July 18, 1798; 
Owen, see forward; Neri, December i, 1803; 
Mahalath, February 20, 1806; Chloe, Febru- 
ary 6, i8og; Amy Fannie, October 14, 181 1; 
Nancy, August 20, 1816. 

(VI) Owen, son of Titus and Amy (Reed) 
Case, was born April 5, 1801, died May 16. 
1877. He married, December 23, 1830, Laura 
Munson, born July 14, 1808, died March 12, 
1871. Children: Adeliza Munson, born Oc- 
tober 4, 1833, married, January 6, 1853, Wat- 
son Giddings (see Giddings VII) ; Samuel 
Munson, born November 24, 1834, died June 
6, 1841 ; Adelaide Laura, born April 10. 1842, 
died December i, 1877, married, October 16, 
1867, Joel Tififany Case; Owen Elliot, born 
January 18, 1849, married, April 5, 1871, 
Belle Lee. 

Richard Knight, immigrant an- 

KNIGHT cestor, was a carpenter by 
trade and lived at Newport, 
Rhode Island. He was keeper of the prison 
in 1648-49 and general sergeant in 1648-49- 
50"53"54"57'58- He was admitted a freeman 
in 1655. In 1663 he bought lands in Nar- 
ragansett, and in 1677 he and forty-seven 
others were granted one hundred acres each 
in a plantation to be called East Greenwich, 
but never lived there. He died in 1680. He 
married Sarah, daughter of James and J^Iary 
Rogers. Children : John, Jonathan, David, 
mentioned below. 

(II) David, son of Richard Knight, lived at 
East Greenwich, Rhode Island, and Norwich, 
Connecticut. He was associated with his 
brother Jolm in surveying and laying out 
lands in Narragansett. He lived most of his 
life at Norwich, where his children were re- 
corded. He married, March 17, 1691, Sarah, 
daughter of Stephen and Sarah Backus. He 
died November 24, 1744. Children : Rachel, 
born Novemby 14, 1691 ; Jonathan, July 2, 
1698, mentioned below; Mary, April 2, 1700; 
Hannah, January 30, 1702 ; Lurana, Febru- 
ary I, 1704; Joseph, November 7, 1705; Ben- 
jamin, August 14, 1707. 

(HI) Jonathan, son of David Knight, was 
born at Norwich, Connecticut, July 2, 1698, 
and resided there. He died March 7, 1770. 
He married. May 3, 1726, Abigail, born Oc- 
tober 21, 1705. daughter of Daniel and Eliza- 
beth (Lamb) Longbottom. 

(IV) Jonathan (2), son of Jonathan (i) 

Knight, lived at Norwich. He had a son 
Joshua, mentioned below. 
• (V) Joshua, son of Jonathan (2) Knight, 
was born September 23, 1746. He married, 
July 10, 1770, soon afterward removed to 
Chesterfield, Massachusetts, and built the first 
house on the old Knight homestead. He died 
there December 26, 1815, aged sixty-nine 
years. His wife was born in Northampton, 
December 28, 1748, died in Chesterfield, No- 
vember 26, 1825. Children: i. Jonathan, born 
October 17, 1772, in Chesterfield. 2. Esther, 
October 16, 1773, died September 6, 1836. 
3. Joshua, January 14, 1775, died in western 
New York. 4. Erastus, November 18, 1776, 
mentioned below. 5. Shubael, July 29, 1778, 
in Chesterfield, died May 19, 1824 ; married 
Hannah Rhodes. 6. Elizabeth, February 6, 
1780, died at Shepherd's Flollow, Northamp- 
ton, December 8, 1864. 7. Miriam, July 12, 
1783, died September 28, 1835. 8. Seth, July 
II, 1785, died August 18, 1793. 9. Zebina, 
January 27, 1788, died at Keene, August 28, 
1871 : married Philena Graves. 

(VI) Erastus, son of Joshua Knight, was 
born at Chesterfield, November 18. 1776, died 
February 14, 1846. He married (first) April 
6, 1802,' Polly Little, of Williamsburg, Mas- 
sachusetts. She died May 10, 1808, aged 
twenty-eight years, six months. He married 
(second) November 30, 1809, Lucy Smith, 
who died January 17, 1829, aged fifty-one 
years. He married (third) May 28, 1829, 
Theodosia Cushman, who died March 4, 1833, 
aged forty-six. He married (fourth) Electa 
Bullard, of Williamsburg. She lost her life 
in the Williamsburg flood. May 16, 1874, aged 
eighty years. He lived in Northampton and 
Chesterfield, whither he moved in 1818. Chil- 
dren: I. Fanny, born January 9, 1803, died 
June 14, 1857 ; married Luke Wilder, of 
Chesterfield ; removed to western New York ; 
had seven children. 2. Harriet, born Novem- 
ber 17, 1804, died the same day as her mother. 
May 10, 1808. 3. William, born at North- 
ampton, January 17, 1807 ; lived at Chester- 
field from the age of eleven to twenty, then 
at Williamsburg three years, in New Jersey 
a year, in Greenfield three years, moved thence 
to Michigan in the spring of 1834 with the 
Smede family ; married, December 23, 1834, 
Anna Smede, and celebrated his golden wed- 
ding; his wife was born at Bolton, Warren 
county. New York, September 14, 1810, died 
at Adrian, Michigan, July 4, 1885. 4. Sam- 
uel Swett, born September 6, 18 10, died at 
Williamsburg, January 20, 1889. 5. Mary, 
born at Northampton, August 10, 1812, died 
September 25, 1813. 6. Jonathan Henry, born 
December 5, 1814; settled in Worcester; mar- 




ried Pcrsis Goodwin, of Springticltl, wIid died 
in 1847-48, leaving one son, Janus Ilcnry, 
now president of the First National liank of 
Hartford; Jonathan Mcnry married (second) 
Harriet S. Alvord, of Martfunl. wlm dieil No- 
veinl er, iS'ij: chililrcn : l\"rsi> I'rowning, 
married Otis Redden, of Worcester, and Har- 
riet Sophia, married Mr. W. I*". Hatch, of 
Hartford: Jonathan Henry died March 27, 
1862, at Worcester. 7. Merrick, iiorn Jan- 
uary 15, 1817: mentioneil Ih.1<>w. 8. Martha, 
born June 10. i8n), died at Worcester. Feh- 
ruary 21. 1889. 9. Elizalx-th Sophia, born 
October 12, 1821 ; married T. L. Whitney in 
1^4^); children: Henry S.. of jjerkeley. Cali- 
•lia: Mrs. Sarah >r. Meyers, of Bridgeton, 
. Jersey: Mrs.