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rBOMTHS 

BRIGHT LEGACY 

One half the income from this Legacy, which wa« re- 
ceived in 1880 under the will of 

JONATHAN BROWN BRIGHT 
of Waltham, Maaaachasettt, ii to be expended for books 
for the CoU^ Library. The other half of the income 
i« devoted to fcholarahips in Harrard UniTenity for the 
benefit of desceadaatt of 

HENRY BRIGHT, JR., 
who died at Watertowa, Masaachntetts, in 1686. In the 
absence of rach descendants, other persons are eligible 
to the scholarships. The will requires that thb announce- 
ment shall be made in every book added to the Library 
under its prorisions. 



GENEALOGY 

OF THE £ 



FIRST SEVEN GENERATIONS 



BIDWELL FAMILY 



AMERICA 



EDWIN M. BIDWELL. 



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ALBANY, N. r. 

JOEL MUNSELL'S SONS,- 82 STATE ST. 

1884. 



Second Generation. ig 

Allso to my son John Bidwell I give foure acres of my meadow 
pasture on the south ende of it to begin his measure at the old ditch 
that parts Barthleme Barnards land from say*^ pasture & so to goe 
eastward as far as s^ pasture reaches that way & from the south ende 
thereof northwards till foure acres be accomplished to him & his 
heirs forever, onely my wife shall have the use of halfe the s*^ foure 
acres during her naturall life & provided allso that my say' son doe 
pay Twenty-one pounds in currant country pay for the same that is to 
say Twenty shillings to the reverend Mr. John Whiting of Hartford 
which I bequeath to him & Twenty pounds to my son Joseph Bidwell 
or his heires, halfe of it at my decease & the other halfe at decease 
of my wife. Twenty pounds I doe bequeath to my son Joseph 
besides what is given him before in my will. Allso my will is that 
whereas I have before given Twenty pounds apiece to my daughter 
Sarah House & Hanah Waddoms my will is that my daughter House 
shall have Thirty pounds & my daughter Waddoms Ten pounds of 
the say*^ Forty pounds in regard of what I have already given my 
daughter Waddoms more than her sister & this Codicill I doe desire 
to be a true part & member of my last will to all intents & that 
nothing in the former will or part of my will shall any wayes weaken 
or make voyd the same. In witness whereof I have hereunto put 
my hand & seale this u^ day of August, 1683. 

the marke of 



John ( Bidwell & a seale. 



Signed sealed & declared by John Bidwell as a true part of his last 
Will before us William Pitkin, John Makin. 

An Inventory of the Estate of John Bidwell sen^ of Hartford, 
deceased taken the 4*** of June, 1687, by us whose names are under 
written. 

Imp" his weareing apparell 5 1 1 GO 

5 Payre of sheets 4 00 00. 2 Chests & i Box 00 18 00 4 18 00 
I Bedstead & Cord i 00 00. 4 Chaires 00 6 00 i 06 00 

1 Warming pan 00 04 00 
10 napkins 15. 4 pillow been 12. 3 Table cloathes 10 01 17 00 

2 Towells 3. I Brass Kettle 16. 1 Brasse Kettle 14 01 13 00 
I Ketle 2 Skilletts 16. 2 Iron Potts i 10 02 06 00 



30 



Bidwell Genealogy 



Tonges Three Tyred Iron Spit fire Iron 

Morter & pestle. 5 Pewter 2 13 o 

Wheat, churn. Payles. Tubbs & woodenware 20. 

Table 3 
ride 3. Kneeding Trough 2 6. Fry pan 3 6. Chese 

pry 2 6 
2 Barells 4. 2 Tramells 10. Trowell i. Cupboard 5 
Tin ware, hower glass, wine glass bottes 
Earthenware 6. Bookes 10. Beding 40 
Woole 15. Wheat 28. Indian 30 
2 Oxen 12. 3 Cowes 12. 2 Steares 3 years old 6. 

iiy. 15 
I Mare 4 i Mare i. i Hors Coalt 2 years old i 10 
10 Sheep 5 & 4 Lambes 20 
6 Swine 3 

Cart 3. 5 Yoak Colic* Traces i chaine 15. Plowe 12 
Axes & Hewes 10 & Roap 8 
The Homestead Ten acres of upland in fence 70 

Dwelling house 30. Barn 15. out land 10. wast land 

15. all 
In house lott in the swamp 
In the Midle lot about 8 acres 
The upper lott in the swamp about 4 acres 
The pasture about 7 acres 



00 17 00 
02 18 00 



01 03 00 

00 II 06 

01 00 00 
00 12 00 

02 16 00 

03 13 00 

31 05 00 
06 10 00 
06 00 00 
03 00 00 
05 12 00 
00 18 00 



140 00 00 

25 00 00 
80 00 00 
40 00 00 

50 00 00 



419 10 06 

By a gun & some yarn & some other small 1 
things come to hand since the Inventory > 
was taken Thirty Shillings. J 

William Pitkin, 

Joseph Olmstead. 



3 Hannah Bidwell, b. 22 Oct., 1644; d. 7 Oct., 1679; m., 
18 Aug., 1648, James Eno^ d. 11 June, 1682. They lived at 
Windsor ; he settled therein 1646. She was b. at Windsor, Conn. 

Children : 

14 Sarah, b. 15 June, 1649. 



Second Generation. 



3» 



15 James, b. 30 Oct., 1651. 

16 John, b. 2 Dec, 1654, 



4: Joseph Bidwell, d. 1672 ; m., 28 Oct., 1636, widow Rachel 
Deane^ b. 1605. They lived at Marshfield, Plymouth Co., Mass. 
She was 31 yrs. old when they were married. She came over in the 
Planter in 1635. He was a freeman there in 1643. ^^^ further par- 
ticulars see Plymouth Colony Records from vol. i to 12 inclusive. He 
was at Duxbury in July, 1635, and bought land ac Island Creek, of 
Isaac Robinson. In 1640, he was fined 20 shillings ^* for suffering 
men to drink drunken at his house." From History of Duxbury 
by Winsor, page 217 : In 164 1, he was a surveyor of highways at 
Duxbury, or Marshfield. Page 21. He enlisted to serveagainst the 
Pequin Indians. Page 297. Thomas Bidle bought land at Island 
Creek. Date of will 17 April, 1671, and date of inventory 26 Sept., 
1672, amount £221. 7^. iod. He gave to Rev. Mr. Samuel Arnold, 
to the towns poor, to Edward Bumpas, Sen., to Jacob Bumpas his 
late servant, to his wife Rachel and her dau. Martha Deane, etc. 

Martha, dau. of Mrs. Deane Bidwell, married 28 Dec, 1674, 
James Clement and for hfer 2d husband, James Powell. 
No children : 

5 Samuel Bidwell, m., 2 Feb., 1653, Mary Hodgkinson. 
They were married at Boston, by Mr. Wm. Hibbins. See pages 
323 and 434 of Reyster of births, marriages and deaths at Boston. 
The name was spelled Bedwell. 

Children : 

17 Mary, b. 3 Oct., i66i. 

6 Richard Bidwell, m. 

Child: 

18 b. 17 Aug., 1677. 

The following is from the Church Records of Windsor, 17 Aug., 
1677 : Richard Bidwell had one child born in Windsor, before he 

moved from there. 



3^ Bidweli Genealogy 



Third Generation. 

7 John Bidwell, d. 3 July, 1692 ; m., 7 Nov., 1678, Sarah 
Welles^ b. 1659 ; d. 1708. She was a dau. of Mr. Thomas and g. 
dau. of Gov. Welles, and mentioned in his will. 

Children : 

19 John, b. I Sept., 1679 ; d. 3 Sept., 1751. 

20 Hannah, b. 31 Aug., 1680; d. 1707. 

21 Sarah, b. 19 Aug., 1681. 

22 Thomas, b. 27 Dec, 1682; d. 1716. 

23 Jonathan, b. 5 March, 1684. 

24 David, b. 1687; d. 24 June, 1758. 

25 James, b. 1691 ; d. 7 May, 1718. 

Glastenbury for 200 years by Chapin, page 129 : John Bidweli, Jr., 
has the ist Saw Mill at Glastenbury, 1667. He lived at Hartford, 
as his father willed him all his lands and buildings west of the 
Connecticut river. He had at Hartford, a saw, grist and fulling 
mill: six saw or grist mills, three at Hartford, and one each at 
East Hartford, Wethersfield and Middletown, he was an engineer 
and was selected by the town of Hartford, to deepen the channel 
in the Connecticut river between Hartford and Wethersfield. 
(Town Records of Hartford, 1686. The town by their vote 
made choice of major Talcott, Ensign Nathaniel Stanley, 
Mr. Cyprian Nichols and John Bidweli to consider the best way 
to make a channel in the river between this town and Wethersfield). 
He is buried at East Hartford and left an estate of £1081. His 
widow Sarah, in March, 1704, gave to her son John land on the 
east side of the Connecticut river and her son Thomas witnessed the 

deed. He and his wife Sarah were admitted to full communion at 
the 2d or Centre St. Church, Hartford, 21 Feb., 1685. Vol. 5, page 
45 Hartford Co. Probate Records : " Mrs. Sarah (Wells) Bidweli 
was administrator of John Bidweli (her husband) deceased and 
Daniel Bidweli (her brother-in-law) was appointed by the court to 
oversee the children as they were all young." 



Third Generation. 33 

An Inventory of the Estate of John Bidwell who deceased the 3** 
of Jull, 1692, taken by us whose names are under written. 

By I Clock 50. I searg coat 50 one Broad Cloth coat 30 06 10 00 
By I searg wascoat 20 2 pay re Breeches 10 2 payre 

lining Breeches 15 02 05 00 

By I Doz neck cloths 24 7 shirts 35 6 payre of stock- 
ings 12 03 II 00 
By Gloves 4 shoes 8 Hatts 20 Handkerchief 12 a staiFe 6 02 10 00 
By cash 9 8 More 18 in all 10 06 00 
In the Parler By one feather Bed, Bed sted & furniture 10 00 00 
By one Trundle Bed Bed sted & furniture 02 10 GO 
By one cubboard & cloath & cushione 4 10 one. great 

chest 20 05 10 GO 

By one small chest 10 3 Boxes 10 one small trunck & 

Desk 7 01 07 OG 

By one small table 2 wicker baskets 10 a looking glass 

10 2 Inck home i Gi 09 GO 

By I Brush i i Trundle Bed sted 5 5 yds ^ druget 26 01 18 GO 
By 3 Holland sheets 4 2 payr sheets dowlass 4 3 

sheets 50 all 10 10 00 

By 3 payre of cotton sheets & one a small 6 3 payre of 

lining sheets 4 all 10 go go 

By 3 Holland seamin Pillow been 30, i payre dowles 

Semin Pillow Been 12 02 02 oo 

By 3 Holland Pillow Been 123 Holland Towels lo 01 02 GO 

By I Doz napkins 18 i Doz Halfe of striped coten & 

Lining Napkins 42 03 oo oo 

By I Doz napkins 24 a wrought cupboard cloth 7, 3 

Table clothe 30 03 01 GO 

By 2 Doz & halfe of lining napkins 75 a payr of cotton 

Linen Pillow Been 10 04 05 oo 

By 2 Payr of Pillow Been 14 3 Thousand pins 6 fine 

thread 20 all 02 oo GO 

In the Parler chamber one Bed sted feather Bed & 

furniture 09 00 oo 

By one feather Bed & 2 pillows five pounds one bed 

two cloth ticken 12 . 05 12 oo 

3 



34 Bidwell Genealogy 

By one Coverlet 20 2 new home made coverleds 30 02 10 00 

By one red coverled & a White Blanket 25 01 05 00 

By one cupboard & cloeth 3 one chest 20 2 chests 16 04 16 00 

By one chest 2 2 payre of new Tow sheets 50 5 payre 

Tow sheets 5 all 08 10 00 

By 3 Pillowbeen 10 6 table cloathes 18 12 Towells 15 02 03 00 
By 10 cushions 16 11^ lb. Woollenyarne 40 15 lb. 

Woollenyarne 45 05 01 00 

By 16 lb. of cotton yarne 72 by 20 lining yarne 60 by 

100 lining yarne 12 10 19 02 00 

By 55 lb. of fine Tow yarne 74 by 40 of Tow yarne 40 

By 30 lining yarne 60 all 08 14 00 

By 20 lb. Woollen yarne 40 by 7 lb. Tow yarn 10 By 

5 lb. Worsted Yarn 40 all 04 lO 00 

By 3 old Tow sheets 18 By 5 chajnres 10 by 9 chayres 

15 a great table & forme 30 03 13 00 

By 2 Brass candlesticks & cuHindish 20 by 12 pewter 

platters 70 04 10 00 

By 4 Pewter Bauns 15 aflagon 8 2 Tanckards 8 5 

Pots 14 all 02 05 00 

By 10 Porringers 122 plates i salt sellar i sucking 

Botle 6 00 18 00 

By earthen ware 12 glasses 4 i payre stilliards 9 Bookes 50 03 15 00 
By 2 Belts & swords 25 a pike 8 powder & lead 5 01 18 00 

By 3 joynt stooles 6 a cradle 3 2 wheels and a reake 5 00 14 00 
By a slico & fire pan 5 2 pieces Timber chayrs 12 00 17 00 

By 2 Great Brass Kittles 30 3 more 60 3 Iron Potts 50 08 10 00 
By 4 Brass Skiletts 30 a small Brass pan 3 3 Payles 4 2 

milk Keelers 2 Oi 09 00 

By Wooden ware 10 2 Box Iron & Heaters 8 Bellows 4 01 02 00 
By a Grid iron 4 an Iron Pan 5 an old brass Kitle 5 

Need Troffs 4 00 18 00 

By a warming Pan & frying Pan 12 a Brassweight i i 

doz spoons 6 00 19 00 

By a chest 7 a hold fast 2 4 corn Baskets 4 a candle 

mold 2 00 15 00 

By 2 halfe Bushells 2 Lumber 5 earthen ware 2 a Bush- 
ell 2 00 II 00 
/ 



Third Generation. 35 

By a sadle 15 a made pillion 2 a needing 3 a corn fan 6 01 06 00 

By 3 made seimer 46 6 old Barrells 3 4 Bags 4 00 11 00 
Bed, Bedsted & furniture 60 a Bed payre of sheets & 

Rug 50 05 10 00 
a Hear Bed & feather Pillows lO salt 10 30 lb. of Toe 7 

Indian Corn 10 01 17 00 

By 40 yardes scarg 12 37 yds of cotton & Wool cloth 7 10 19 00 00 

Bagen 24 5 yds cotton cloth 20 lining cloth 10 01 10 00 

By a carpet 5 pease 5 a cow Bell 18 eight penny nayles 20 i 10 06 
By 4000 Tenpenny nayles 64 shoe nayles 10 Tools & 

old irons 5 08 10 00 

By 2 Henlocks 5 a crosscoat sawe 10 a Handsaw 8 01 03 00 

By Hatchett & Bill 3 a Bar of iron 40 a spindle step 25 03 08 00 

By a Brass box for a saw mill 25 a cart rope 6 01 11 00 
By cartwheeles & Irons 50 collors & Hames 102 payre 

Hors chaines 20 04 00 00 
By 2 axes 6 2 Hoes 6 2 forkes 3 i payre catle rings 2 

wedges 6 01 01 00 

By 3 Timber chaines 60 Plow Iron 24 a Grind stone 20 05 04 00 

By Hay & Corn in the Barne 8 10 aples 20 09 10 00 

By I payre sheets 15 3 old Blankets 20 a Brass pan 12 02 07 00 

By I Yoake of Oxen 10 4 Cowes 15 i steer 5 3. 3 Y 9 39 00 00 

By 2. 2 Y 4 10 2. I Y. 30 2 Calves 30 07 10 00 

By 3 Horses 15 2 mares 5 Swine 9 20 00 00 

By House & Barn & the land it stands on 120 00 00 

By 2 acres of land in the old house lott 20 00 00 

By the oate Lott & lane 40 00 00 

By land that the Brook runns through 10 00 00 

By land that he bought of Danil Butler & Jos Mygat 60 00 00 

By land that he bought of Joseph Burr 20 00 00 

By land at Wilcoxs Lot 44 acres 130 00 00 

By 12 acres of land in the west swamp of Weathersfield 24 00 00 

By land that was Jonathan Welles 50 00 00 

By 4 acres of land in the pasture over the great river 32 00 00 

By 2 acres of land by Thomas Bunce his Barn 20 00 00 

By 5 acres of land that he had of Samuel Wells 50 00 00 

By land & his share in the upper mill 40 00 00 

By his share in the lower mill & land Belonging 40 00 00 



36 Bidwell Genealogy 

By his share of the Mill at Midleton 20 00 00 

By halfe the Mill at home & land 60 00 00 

By Barrells & Lumber in the seller all 01 10 00 

By a payre of cart Wheeles, Boxes, hoopes, & Extre 

prims all 03 00 00 



August 25. 92 apprized by us Stephen Hosmer, 1,081,04,06 

Joseph Myger. 

In Colonial Records of Connecticut, between years 1678 and 1689, 
page 184, I find the following : Mrs. Sarah Hayncs is plaintiff by way 
of appeale from the judgment of the Court of Assistants 3 Oct. 1685 ; 
contra John Allyn and John Bidwell defendants, which action was 
for their darning on land in Hartford belonging to the estate of Mr. 
Joseph Haines deceased & bequeathed to her by him during the 
nonage of his children ; whereby much fence of hers, corn & grass 
have been flooded & damnified & her land thereby layd open to 
her great wrong & dajiage to the removing of sayd dam or so much 
of it as is on sayd land and payment of £40 [pownds] damage in 
which action the Court found for the deft, cost of Court and the 
Court of Assistants, the Jury fownd for the plaintiff, Mrs. Haynes 
30 shillings and cost of Court. In the action the Court findes for 
the plaintiff 20 shillings & cost of Courts & 10 shillings annually to 
be payd by the defendants, unto Mrs. Sarah Haines till the heirs be 
of age & the dam remains. Upon the question propounded by the 
plaintiff what is to be understood by those words in the Court order 
(and the dam remains) the Court declares that it be understood if the 
dam remaines so long which the defendants have liberty to doe if 
they see cause. Cost of all the Courts is .£9. 5. 6. besides the Sec- 
tys dues this Court. Same Records from 1 689-1 706, page 85, 
year 1692 ; The Court grants liberty to Mr. Thomas Welles 
(Father-in-law of John Bidwell) to pass over one acre & — roods of 
meadow to Mrs. Bidwell the relict of John Bidwell for the heirs of 
said John Bidwell. Page 337 : Oct. 1700, Liberty & full power is 
by this Assembly granted to Sarah Bidwell widdowe & relict of John 
Bidwell late of the town of Hartford deceased, to convey and con- 
firme to John Marsh Jr., of the said town one certain parcell of land 



Third Generation. 37 

situate in said town containing about halfe an acre or less which the 
said John Bidwell bought of Thomas Long &also the one halfe part 
of a grist mill & of a Saw mill & fulling mill situate in Hartford 
aforesaid and whereof the said John Bidwell died seized. This 
liberty & power is granted to the said Sarah upon her petition and 
upon the petition of her eldest son John Bidwell and in considera- 
tion that the estate in the said Mills is in a wasting way, the Mill 
being much out of repair. Same Records, page 446 : October, 1703. 
Whereas this Court in May 1702, granted liberty to Mrs. Elizabeth 
Welles widdow to record a house & 12 acres of land which was ex- 
changed with the legatees of Jonathan Welles unto her child and in 
May, 1703, Mrs. Sarah Bidwell appearing in Court obtained a bane 
of said record until this present session & this assembly having 
heard the allegations and pleas of said Mrs. Welles & Mrs. Bidwell 
doe see cause to grant a libertie to said Mrs. Elizabeth Welles to 
record said house & land to herselfe & the child of Joseph Welles 
her late husband alwayes provided that what ever right Mrs. Sarah . 
Bidwell or any other legatees hath in said house & land as legacies 
shall be paid by Mrs. Elizabeth Welles to said legatees. A court of 
Probate holden at Hartford for the County of Hartford 7 March 
1708. Present John Eliot, Esq., Robert Wells Esq., & Joseph 
Talcott Esq., Justices. This Court grants letters of administration 
on the Estate & both the Estates of John Bidwell late of Hartford de- 
ceased and Sarah Bidwell, late widow and relict of the said John Bid- 
well also deceased jointly to John & Thomas Bidwell sons of the said 
deceased, provided they shall give bond as the law requires — and the 
Court do order that they do make a true and perfect Inventory of 
the said Estate, and exhibit the same in this Court on or before the 
first Monday of April next and dso make and render an account of 
their administration to this Court on or before the first Monday of 
May, 1 7 10, and they gave bond accordingly 7 March, 1708. 

8 Joseph Bidwell, d. 1692 ; m., 18 May, 1675, Mary Colefax, 
b. Feb., 1657. They lived upon the east side of the Connecticut 
river at Wethersfield. She was a dau. of Wm. Colefax. 

Children : 

26 Mary, b. 12 March, 1677 ; d. young. 

27 Amy, b. 2 Oct., 1678. 



38 Bidwell Genealogy 

28 Joseph, b. 24 Jan., 1681. < 

29 Benjamin, b. 26 Sept., 1683. 

30 Ephraim, b. 16 Aug., 1686; d. 1753. 

31 Lydia, b 13 May, 1689. 

32 Mary, b. 18 March, 1692. 

They lived at Wethersfield, Ct. He was an original member of 
the Centre st. church at Hartford (Feb., 1672). In 1669, he had the 
grant of timber land for a saw mill in Eastbury, vol. 5, page 44, 
Hartford Co., Probate Records ; 2 July, 1692, the last will and testa- 
ment of Joseph Bidwell and Inventory of his estate was exhibited^ 
approved and ordered to be recorded. He died at Wethersfield. 

The last will & Testament of Joseph Bidwell of Wethersfield, the 
2d day of Jun. 1692. 

I, Joseph Bidwell of Wethersfield in the County of Hartford, in 
New England, being of competent memoirie & remembrances 
praysed be God, doe make & ordain this my last Will & Testament 
in manner & forme following. First I bequeath my soule into the 
hands of allmighty God my maker hopeing that through the meri- 
torious death & passion of Jesus Christ my onely Saviour & redeemer 
to receive free pardon & forgivnes of all my sins, & as for my body 
to be buryed in Christian buriall at the discression of my Executrix 
afterward nominated, it is my will & desire that my deare & well be- 
loved wife shall have all & the whole of my Estate both moveable & 
unmoveable both personale & reale estate within dores & without for 
the maintenance of my wel beloved wife & bringing up my dear 
children, it is my will that my beloved wife shall when she maryeth 
shall make an equal I division of all my Estate which is left at her 
marriage, excepting her thirds which Estate shall be equally di- 
vided among my children, which at her marriage shall be liveing, tis 
my will that my wife shall secure the childrens Estate in her 
hands or in the hands of some faythfull friend or friends to be kept & 
secured for the children when they come to age, tis my will that my 
beloved wife be my soale Executrix of this my last Will & Testa- 
ment, revoaking all other wills & testaments, & I doe desire my be- 
loved friends Deacon Samuel Butler k, my loving brother Jonathan 



;/ 



Third Generation. 39 

Colefax to be overseers of this my will, as witness my hand this 
2(1 day of June, 1692. 

Joseph Bid well f his markc 

July 2d, 1692, Sarah House the wife of William House & Eliza- 
beth Arnold the wife of Henry Arnold personally appeared before 
the County Court in Hartford & gave in their testimony upon oath 
that Joseph Bidwell deceased was of good memory & understanding 
when he signed & declared the above written to be his last Will & 
Testament & seen him set his hand to the same as attests 

John Allyn, Clerk. 

An Inventory of the Estate of Joseph Bidwelhdeceased, taken by 
us whose names are underwriten by the apoyntment of the Select men 
of the town of Wethersfield taken 17 June, 1692 

Ipmprs To a house & home lott & the frame of a barn 80 00 00 
To the halfe of a saw mill & the halfe of the houseing 
belonging to the saw mill & the land belonging to the 
mill 60 00 00 
To a parcell of out lands purchased of Thomas Ed- 
wards 02 00 00 
To wearing cloaths 02 00 00 
To 3 Bedds & furniture to them 10 00 00 
To Two Brasse Ketles 03 00 00 
To Two Iron Potts & a Ketle 02 00 00 
To Two Frying Panns 00 10 00 
To a warming pan 00 10 00 
To Pewter earthen ware Wooden ware Glasse Botells 00 10 00 
To Grid iron Tonges & Tramell fire slide 00 10 00 
To 3 Gunns & a sworde 03 10 00 
To 4 axes & Beetele rings & fower wedges 01 00 00 
To a Sith & Tacklin & a Sickle 00 05 00 
To upper leather & Soale leather 01 10 00 
To meale Trough Three chestes & a Box 02 00 00 
To lining & woolen yarne 2. To a parcell of flax 2 

To Baggs 10 04 10 00 
To 3 Cow bells 5. To cart wheeles Boxes & hoopes 2 

to a plow iron & 3 chaires 3 05 05 00 



40 Bidwell Genealogy 

To a payre of traces yoak & colo'r & sadle & steed oi oo oo 
To Six acres of corn upon the ground 8. To part of a 

Barell of fish lo 081000 
To a parcell of Hoggs 5. to a cow & 2 Heifers & a Calfe 

8 6 13 06 00 

To 4 Oxen 18. To ahorse & a mare 5 8 To 3 Wheeles i 23 14 00 
To a parcell of Boards i . To 5 Hines of beef 2. To 

debts due to the Estate 25 28 00 00 

To due to the Estate from Bennezer Hale 01 02 00 



254 04 00 



Taken by us this 17^** June 1692, Saml Hall, Jun 

Joseph Hill. Thomas Fitch. 

The age of Joseph Bidwells children 

Amy 14 years old, in Octobro 2 next. Josep 12 years old next 
January 24. Benjamin 9 years old 26 Septr next Ensueing. Eph- 
raim Six years old August 16 next ensueing, Lydia 3 years old the 
13th of May last. Mary 4 months old the 18th of this Instant July 
1692. July 2*^ 1692 the relict or widow of Joseph Bidwell deceased 
made oath that she had made a true presentment of the Estate of her 
deceased husband & if more comes to her knowledge she will add it 
to the Inventory. 

9 Samuel Bidwell, b. 1650; d. 5 April, 1715 ; m., 14 Nov., 
1672, Elizabeth Stow. She was a dau. of Thomas Stow, formerly of 
Roxbury, Mass. 

Children : 

33 Sarah, b. 20 Sept., 1674. 

34 Samuel, b. 10 June, 1677 ; d. March, 1727. 

35 Mary, b. 8 Jan., 1680 ; d. 1734. 

36 Nathaniel, b. 4 Nov., 1688. 

37 Elizabeth. 

He m., 2d, Sarah Harris; d. 1696. She was the 4th dau. of 
Capt, Daniel Harris. 

Children : 

38 Thankful, b. Dec, 1695. 




Third Generation. 41 

Hem. 3d, Abigail ; d. 8 March, 1733. 

Children : 

39 Moses, b. 9 Jan., 1699, 

40 Abigail. 

41 Hannah, d. 22 Aug., 1725. 

The above are children mentioned in his will. 

They lived at Middletown, Ct. ; Thankful his daughter was named 
in her grandfather Harris' will. He settled at Middletown as early 
as 1680, and is buried at the Riverside cemetery at Middletown. 
Middletown Town Records, vol. i, page 81: 18 March, 1685, 
Samuel Bidwell sold land upon the east side of the river. He made 
his will 23 March, 17 15, it is at Probate court Hartford, also In- 
ventory, vol. 10, pages 31 and 175. Estate £1.00.6. He repre- 
sented Middletown at the General Court at Hartford in January and 
October, 1697, May and October, 1698, October, 1703 and 
October 1705. 

A Nathaniel Bidwell is mentioned as representing Middletown, 
Ct., at Hartford, at a General Court held May, 1696, but as there 
was no Bidwell of that name except a son 6f Samuel then only six- 
teen years old, and as Samuel served the next year and for several 
years after, he must have been meant. Colonial Records of Ct., 
1706 to 1 716, page 208 : the above is mentioned as an executor of 
Capt. Daniel Harris' will, 5 May, 171 2, (his father-in-law). 

Vol. 8, page 253, Hartford Probate Records : Abigail Bidwell of 
Middletown, widow of Samuel Bidwell, presented the will of her 
late husband which was approved, etc. Extracts from Field's Cen. 
Ad., at Middletown, Nov., 1850, page 42: about May, i860, the 
name of Samuel Bidwell first appears as a member of the Congrega- 
tional church at Middletown. 

Sketch of Portland, Ct. : In May, 17 14, the first church was 
formed here and the society was called East Middletown, and was 
in Oct., 1767, named Chatham ; among the petitioners were Samuel 
and Nathaniel Bidwell, and afterwards came John Penfield from 
Rhode Island. Public Rec. of Col. of Conn., page 208, Samuel 
Bidwell of Middletown, is mentioned. 



42 Bidweli Genealogy 

10 Sarah Bidwell, m. Wm, House, 

Children : 

42 William, bapt. 9 July, 1671. 

43 John, bapt. 18 May, 1673. 

44 Sarah, bapt. 18 April, 1675. 

45 Mary^ bapt. 13 Klay, 1677. 

46 Amy, bapt. 23 March, 1680. 

47 Hannah, bapt. 12 Feb., 1682. 

I have no evidence that the above were the children of Sarah, but 
find from the records of the 2d or Centre st. church, Hartford,that she 
was in full communion there upon the 31:, March, 1678, and the 
above children were bapt. in this church and they were the only ones 
of the name baptized. 

11 Hannah Bid well, m. Wadams, 

13 Mary Bidwell, m. Lt. John Makin, 

Children : 

48 Thomas, bapt. 8 Oct., 1676. 

49 Mary, bapt. 8 Oct., 1676. 

50 John, bapt. 25 Feb., 1682. 

51 Mehitable, bapt. 25 Feb., 1682. 

52 Sarah, bapt. 19 April, 1674. 

53 Samuel, bapt. 27 Aug., 1676. 

54 Rebecca, bapt. 21 Aug., 1681. 

They lived at East Hartford and are buried there by the side 
of Daniel Bidwell, her brother. The name is spelled Mekins. The 
children Sarah, Samuel and Rebecca, were bapt. at the 2d church, 
Hartford, Ct. 

At the East Hartford cemetery I find the tombstone of Mrs. Mary 
Makins relick of Dea. Joseph Makins, who departed this life 22 
April, 1804, in the 83d year of her age, and Dea. Joseph died 4 
Sept., 1794, ae. 76. This Joseph is probably a grandson of John 
Makin and Mary Bidwell. He had land in 1666 at East Hartford. 
18 acres allotted to Nich. Disbroe and sold by him to above. His son 




Third Generation. 43 

Samuel in March, 1731 is mentioned in Jos. O. Goodwin's History 
of East Hartford. He and Daniel Bidwell his brother-in-law, built 
a saw-mill at Burnside, 1690. 

13 Deacon Daniel Bidwell, b. 1655; d. 29 Nov., ^1^9 y 
m. Elizabeth . 

Children : 

55 Daniel, b. 19 Oct., 1682 ; d. 24 Aug., 1765. 

56 Elizabeth, b. 1687 > ^* ^^ June, 1691 ; bapt. i Jan., 1688. 

He m., 2d, Dorothy . 

Children : 

57 Dorothy, b. 18 Aug., 1692 ; d. July, 1708. 

58 Mary, b. 18 Sept., 1694. 

59 Hannah, b. 2 June, 1697. 

60 Aaron, b. 5 Dec, 1699 ; d. 11 Feb., 1713 or 12. 

61 Ebenezer, b. 28 Feb., 1702 ; d. 18 Oct., 170;^. 

62 William, b. 27 Nov., 1703. 

63 Lydia, b. 20 April, 1706 ; d. 1720. 

They lived at East Hartford, Conn. He was in 1699 appointed the 
first constable. 1704 at a town meeting Mr. Wm. Pitkin, Lt. 
Jonathan Hill, Dea. Joseph Olmstead, Daniel Bidwell and Sergeant 
William Williams were chosen a committee to appoint the houses to 
be fortified. See the Probate Records, vol. i, for particulars in regard 
to him. Colonial Records, 1706 to 1716: In May, 1714, he with 
eleven other residents of Hartford petitioned the governor and coun- 
cil to have a commission of sewers appointed. Town Records of 
Hartford, vol. 2 from 1700 to 12, page 334 above is mentioned, vol. 
3 from 1 712 to 21, pages 227 and 294. He is buried at East Hart- 
ford by the side of John and Mary Makin. 

In the Public Records of Colony of Connecticut, from 1 706 to 
1716, page 447, Daniel Bidwell of Hartford is mentioned. 

He was administrator on his father's estate with his mother. 



44 Bidwell Genealogy 

Fourth Generation. 

14 Sarah End, b. 15 June, 1649 ; m. Benajah Holcomb, She 
m., 2d, Samuel Phelps, 

15 James Eno, b. 30 Oct., 1651 ; d. 16 July, 1714; m., 26 
Dec, 1678, Jbigail Bissell, d. March, 1728. She was a dau. of 
Samuel ; she was buried in Sunsbury old ground. 

Children : 

64 James, b. 23 Sept., 1679. 

65 Ann, b. 10 April, 1682. 

66 William, b. 15 Dec, 1684. 

67 Abigail, b. i March; 1686. 

68 Mary, b. 5 May, 1691. 

69 John, b. 5 Jan., 1693. 

70 Samuel, b.' 7 July, 1696 ; d. 17 Aug., 1778. 

71 Susanna, b. 16 May, 1699. 

72 David, b. 12 Aug., 1702. 

16 John Eno, b. 2 Dec, 1654 ; m., 10 May, 1681, Mary 
Dibble. 

Children : / 

73 Mary, b. 12 Oct., 1682. 

, 74 Martha, b. 6 April, 1685* 

75 Sarah. 

76 Ann. 

19 John Bidwell, b. i Sept., 1679; ^- 3 Sept., 1751; m. 
Hannah Pitkin^ b. 1682, d. 14 Jan., 1751. She was a dau. of Capt. 
Roger Pitkin who d. in 1748. 

Children : 

77 Ruth, b. J 704. 

78 John, b. 1707 ; d. 14 June, 1765. 

79 Zebulon, d. 1731. 

80 Joseph, b. 1709; d. 1793. 

81 Roger, b. 1714 ; d. 28 Dec, 1782. 




Fourth Generation. 45 

82 Sarah. 

83 Hannah. 

84 Jerusha. 

He and his brother ;Thonnias were administrators on their father 
and mother's estates. 

It is related' of him that, once worn out with overwork in a busy 
season, he fell asleep in his clattering saw mill and slept twenty-four 
hours, unconscious of the lapse of time. Awaking he sav^ the sun 
going down. He stopped his mill and started for home, at his grist 
mill he stopped and shouldered his grist and plodded home. Arriving 
there he was questioned in regard to his long absence and he was 
horrified to find his mill had been running all day Sunday, so he sat 
down with his Bible and passed the next twenty-four hours as piously 
• as he thought he ought to have kept the preceding day. 

Vol. I, page 476, Hartford Town Records : Roger Pitkin gave to 
John Bidwell, upland on the east side of the Connecticut river 
** because of my natural love to my daughter Hannah Bidwell and 
for diver good reasons, etc., I give to my Son-in-Law John Bidwell." 
The following is from Zebulon Bidwell, a great-grandson as he re- 
membered from his grandfather. Zebulon was ae. 94 in 1 871, having 
been born in 1778. *' John Bidwell built a saw and grist mill in East 
Hartford on Hockamun river, these mills were twice burned down 
by the Indians and the third time he rebuilt he took in a man by the 
name of Pitkin who owned one-third of the mills. He left these 
mills to his son John." Also vol. 2 from 1700-12, pages 38, 185 
and 352; vol. 3, from 1712-21, pages 20, 33,42, 364, 375 and 
376, 210, 127 and 88; vol. 4, from 1721-28 ; vol. 5, from 1728-35 ; 
vol. 6 also. At town clerk's office, Hartford, in original distribution 
page 496, he bought land of Samuel Wells on east side of Connect- 
icut river, April, 1709, and deed witnessed by Daniel Bidwell. 

30 Hannah Bidwell, b. 31 Aug., 1680 ; d. 1707 ; m., 1706, 
' Joseph Judd. He was a son of Lt. John Judd, of Farmington, Ct. 

21 Sarah Bidwell, b. 19 Aug , 168 1 ; d. 3 Dec, 1744; m., 
20 Nov., 1707, Capt, Joshua Robbins^ Jr. They lived at Wethers- 
field, Ct. She was bapt. 23 Oct., 1681. 



46 Bidwell Genealogy 

Children : 

85 Nathaniel, b. 7 Sept., 1708. 

86 Zebulon, b. 2 Aug., 17 10. 

87 Sarah, b. 25 Jan., 171 2. 

88 John, b. 31 March, 1713. 

89 Hannah, b. 3 March, 1715. 

90 Joshua, b. 19 June, 1717. 

91 Elizabeth, b. 23 Sept., 1719. 

92 Abigail, b. 9 Oct., 1721. 

She may have m., 2d, Capt. Thomas Wells, 2d cousin. 

32 Thomas Bidwell, b. 27 Dec, 1682; d. 1716; m., 28 
March, 1707, Prudence Scott ^ b. 1683, d. 14 Feb., 1763. He was 
bapt. 31 Dec, 1682. Her father was Edward Scott of New Haven, 
20 May, 1739. 

Children : 

93 A child b. 29 May, 1710; and died 29 May, 1710. 

94 Thomas, b. 16 May, 1711 ; d. 1746. 

95 Abigail, b. 18 Aug., 1713. 

96 Jonathan, b. 12 Jan., 1715 ; d. 1734. 

97 Adonijah, b. 18 Oct., 1716 ; d. 2 June, 1784. 

He and his brother John were administrators on their father's and 
mother's estate. He lived in Hartford and had a store north of the 
State House between Exchange corner and the Hartford bank. He 
was also an owner of trading vessels and was lost at sea in 17 16, while 
on a voyage to the Barbadoes for rum and sugar. Colonial Records, 
page 263, Aug., 17 p, he is mentioned in a list of persons whose goods 
were impressed for the expedition to Canada. Same records page 
575 • Upon the petition of Mr. Edward Bromfield of Boston (Oct., 
1 716), against the administrator of Thomas Bidwell, late of Hart- 
ford, deceased. Resolved by this assembly that the administrator of 
said Thomas Bidwell be fully impowered and enabled and is hereby 
enabled to prosecute said Bidwell, review entered at the Superior Court 
in March last past and to persue the issue already joined by said Bid- 
well and no other at the Superior Court at Hartford in March next, 
and in case the administrator shall refuse or neglect so to do, then 



Fourth Generation. 47 

it is hereby determined that execution shall go forth upon the judg- 
nnent already given in the court aforesaid upon such estate of said 
Bidwell as is already seized by said Bromiield, or so much thereof 
as will answer said debt, if so much there be and shall not extend to 
any other estate of said Bidwells nor to the person of the adminis- 
trator. Town Records of Hartford, vol. 2, from 1700-12 ; the 
above is mentioned page 325, vol. 3, from 17 12-21 ; pages 21, 204^ 

262, 88, 127 and 210. She is mentioned in vol. 3, from 1712-21 
pages 217-232, vol. 5, from 1728-35. 

At town clerk's office Hartford, Ct., in original distribution of 
town, page 504 : Thomas Bidwell of Hartford, bought of Baley 
P. Baker some land called south meadow, 13 May, 1709. Page 505. 
He bought land in May, 1709, of Wm. Roberts, also part of a saw 
mill. 

New Haven Land Records, vol. 5, page 283 : Prudence Bidwell, 
of Hartford, Ct., sold land at New Haven, 4 Aug., 1719, l.\ 
acres for ^5. Vol. 6, page 302 : she sold 4f acres for £9. 15.0. 
Page 627 : she sold 15 acres for X20. Vol. 7, page 231: she 
sold J acres, 26 Nov. 1726, £18.0.0. Vol. 9, page 477: she sold 
for £4, 7 J acres and 34J rods, 20 May, 1739. Vol. 9, page 476 : 
she sold 2 acres 10 May, 1734 for £6. Vol. 10, page 3 : she sold 

for £8, 10 May, 1743. ^°'- ^^* P^S^ ^54 ' ^^ *°'^ ^^"^ &\o^ 26 
May, 1744. 

Land records at Windsor.^ Ct., vol. 16, page 37: Jonathan Bid- 
well sold to Jonathan Bidwell, Jr., both of Windsor, part of the real 
estate of Prudence Bidwell of Hartford, but late at Windsor, Ct. 
Vol. 8, page 169 : Prudence Bidwell of Windsor, Ct., bought of 
Isaac Butler of Windsor, land there 18 Dec, 1744. Page 170: 
Widow Prudence Bidwell received a grant of land from the town of 
Windsor, Ct., in exchange for some land the town took for a high- 
way at Wintonbury, Ct., 5 Oct., 1747. Vol. 9, page 82 : Prudence 
Bidwell of Windsor, Ct., bought of Samuel Barber, of Windsor, 
land there 5 Oct., 1747. 

23 Jonathan Bidwell, b. 5 March, 1684 > ^^ ^- between 24 
Nov., and Dec. 12, 1712; m., 25 Dec, 1711, Martha Butler ^h. 



48 Btdwell Genealogy 

1688, d. 26 Feb., 1735 ; he was bapt. 16 March, 1684. Inventory 
taken 12 Dec, 1712. Will signed 24 Nov., 171 2. She is buried 
at the old ground at Hartford and headstone is standing (1872). 

Children : 

98 Jonathan, b. before 1711 ; d. 11 June, 1787. 

99 Martha, bapt. 2 Nov., 17 12; d. 19 May, 1790. 

[Colonial Records of Connecticut, page 567, May, 17 16.] 

Whereas Jonathan Bidwell, of Hartford, lately deceased, did at 
the time of his decease stand justly indebted in divers considerable 
sums of money to Oliver Noyes, Esq., Ezekiel Lewiss, Thos. 
Bannister and Giles Dyer all of Boston, and they have sued and re- 
covered judgment for their debts, against Martha Bidwell, executrix of 
the last will and testament of the said Jonathan and thereupon partly 
by execution and partly by deed from the said Martha Bidwell, ex- 
ecutrix, have obtained the whole real estate of the said Jonathan 
Bidwell lying in Hartford and Glastonbury, all of which fully appears 
on the said executions and deeds, with their several parts, shares and 
interest in the same, and thereupon the creditors aforesaid have ac- 
quitted and discharged the said Martha Bidwell, executrix of and 
from all other and further demands whatsoever on the account of 
their debts aforesaid, though they want considerable sums of their 
debts aforesaid, still these things being seen and considered and the 
creditors aforesaid praying this court to ratify and confirm their estate 
in the lands and tenements aforesaid. This court therefore doth 
hereby allow and approve of the conveyances by the execution of 
the said Jonathan Bidwell's real estate to the several and respective 
creditors aforesaid according as they are particularized in the said 
executions and deeds, and do hereby ratify and confirm unto the afore- 
said creditors their several parts aforesaid of the said Jonathan Bidwell's 
real estate, to have and to hold the same as an indefeasible estate of 
inheritance in fee simple to them, their heirs and assigns forever 
respectively. Vol. 8, page 203, Probate Records, contains the In- 
ventory of No 34. 

At Town Clerk's office Hartford, in Original Distribution, page 
486 : Jonathan Bidwell bought of John Watson Nov., 1708, land 
ying in the westernmost part of the town. 



Fourth Gemration. 49 

From the Public Records of Conn, from 1706 to 17 16, page 
201 : Jonathan Bidwell of Hartford, Ct. was paid by the Colony 4 
shillings and 6 pence. 

Page 263 : Jonathan the above, was paid £1^. 16 and 3. 

Page 567 : Jonathan Bidwell lately deceased, did stand indebted to 
Oliver Noyes : Jonathan's land was at Hartford and Glastenbury, 
Ct. 

Jonathan and his brother Thomas both had stores at Hartford at 
the same time, because 8 Aug., 1711, they had bills paid by the 
colony of Connecticut. His goods were impressed for the expedition 
against Canada. 

He is mentioned in Town Records of Hartford, vol. 3, pages 102, 
103? I3I^ 207? 88, 127 and 210. 

Probate Record at Hartford, vol. 8, page 105: At court held 3 
Jan., 1 712, Martha Bidwell, Widow, exhibited now in this court the 
last Will and Testament of her late husband Jonathan Bidwell, late 
of Hartford, where-so-of she is appointed executrix, which office and 
trust she now declared that she do accept, the witnesses of the will 
were now sworn thereunto before this Court in manner accustomed 
and the will was proved and allowed and ordered to be recorded and 
kept on file and the said Martha also exhibited the Inventory of her 
husband's estate which was allowed. Page 203: The amount of In- 
ventory, £1434. 13 and I. 

34 David Bidwell, b. 1687 ; d. 24 June, 1758 ; m., 8 July, 
1714, Mehitabel Web'ster, He was bapt. 25 Feb., 1687. She was a 
dau. of Jonathan. 

Children : 

100 David, b. 9 Dec, 1715 ; d. 7 Feb., 1716. 
loi Mabel, b. 18 Aug., 1718 ; d. 25 Aug., 1745. 

102 David, b. 16 Oct., 1720; d. abt. 1794. 

103 Isaac, b. 16 Aug., 1723 ; d. 14 Nov., 1793. 

104 Stephen, b. 29 July, 1725 ; d. 12 Sept., 1808. 

105 Jacob, b. 23 Aug., 1727 ; d. 23 April, 1794. 

106 Amos, b. 18 Aug., 1729 ; d. 25 March, 1783. 

107 Oliver, b. 13 Dec, 1732. 

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50 Bidwell Genealogy 

From the Middletown Record I find the following : " David 
Bidwell, Son of John of Hartford, sold Saml. Miller of Middletown 
one certain sixth part or one equal half of one third part of a Saw 
Mill in Middletown on the west side of the River, the property was 
given David by his Father, the Mill did belong to John & Saml. 
Bidwell and Thomas Miller Father of said Saml. Miller." Ac- 
knowledged 12 Mch., 1 712, and at the same time David sold 
another share in this Saw Mill to Saml. Bidwell of Middletown. 
He is mentioned in Hartford Town Records, vol. 2 from 1700 to 
12, pages 131, 211, 247 and 260. Vol. 3 from 1712 to 21, pages 
88; 127 and 210. Vol. 6 FarmingtonTown Records. Vol. 7 page 
71. Vol. 8 from 1748 to 54. Vol. 9 from 1755 to 58. David 
Bidwell of Hartford sold land at Farmington 27 June, 1744, for 

^333- 

36 James Bidwell, b. 1691 ; d. 7 May, 1718; m., 3 Dec, 
1 713, Ruth Stanley, She was a dau. of Caleb and grand-dau. 
of Timothy. He was bapt. Dec, 1691. Page 122 Probate 
Records of Hartford Co : James Bidwell of Hartford, one of the 
sonsof John late of Hartford, deceased, a minor of about i7yrs.ofage 
appeared before the court and made choice of his bro. Thomas of 
Hartford to be his guardian (7 Mch., 1708). He is buried at the 
Old Ground in Hartford and his stone is now standing (1872). 

Children : 

108 James, b. 26 July, 1716; d. Jan., 1782. 
She married 2d Palmer. 

He is mentioned in Town Records of Hartford, vol. 2, page 346, 
from 1700 to 12. Vol. 3 from 171 2- 18, pages 128, 136, 88, 127 
and 210. She is mentioned in same record vol. 3 from 17 12-21, 
page 350. 

27 Amy Bidwell, b. 2 Oct., 1678; m., i Nov., 1705, Jona- 
than Sage^i, 10 Dec, 1712. They lived at Middletown. She 
was bapt. 17 Nov., 1678. 

28 Joseph Bidwell, b. 24 Jan., 1681 ; d. about or before 
1713. He lived at Glastenbury. He was bapt. 10 April, 1681. 



Fourth Generation. 51 

Page 61 Chapin's Hist, of Glastenbury for 200 years, the above is 
mentioned as follows : In list of persons receiving 60 additional 
acres of land Joseph Bidwill deceased 1713. Page 82: In 1743 the 
heirs of Joseph Bidwell (the above) were granted 24 acres, 80 
roods and 401 poles. 

29 Benjamin Bidwell, b. 26 Sept., 1683. He must have 
lived at Glastenbury, Ct. 

30 Ephraim Bidwell, b. 16 Aug., 1686; d. 1753; '"•j 3 
Nov., 1 7 13, Elizabeth Lewis. They were married at Wallingford, 
Ct., and lived at Glastenbury, Ct. 

Children : 

113 Mary, b. abt. 1715 ; d. 15 April, 1742. 

114 Joseph, b. abt. 1717 ; d. 1750. 

115 Ephraim, b. abt. 17 19. ,' 

116 David, b. abt. 1721. 

117 Hezekiah, b. abt. 1723. 

118 Hannah, b. abt. 1725. 

Page 130 Chapin's Glastenbury : In 17 15 permission was granted 
the above and two others to build a Saw Mill, the grant was made in 
year 17 14, see Book 3 page 35 Glastenbury Records. Page 66 the 
name of the above appears on the 3d grant of land in (732, his 
property is apprized at £60 and he has 72 acres granted him at * 
Great Hill, see Book 4, page 82. His will was dated 1753. The 
following is from Hist, of Glastenbury for 200 years by Chapin, page 
63 : the above is granted 40 acres of land, this is an additional grant. 
His levy was <£44.io.o. this 30 acres was situated in Great Swamp. 

31 Lydia Bidwell, b. 13 May, 1689; m. 24 May, 1717, 
Eleazur Foote^h. 5 Sept., 1684; d. 17 Nov., 1758. He was a 
son of Saml. of Hatfield, Mass. 

Children : 

119 Eleazur, (twin) b. 8 Feb., 1719 ; d. in infancy. 

120 Lydia (twin), b. 8 Feb., 1719. 

33 Sarah Bidwell, b. 20 Sept., 1674, m. Brainard, 



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52 Bidwell Genealogy 

34 Samuel Bidwell, b. 10 June, 1677; d. March, 1727 5 m., 
I Nov., 1707, Jnn Stanbarrow. She was from Long Island. 
They livtd at Middletown Ct. 

Children : 

125 Samuel, b. 24 Oct., 1709 ; weakminded, d. Jan., 1731 (?)• 

126 Ann, b. 2 May, 171 1 ; probably died young. 

He m , 2d, 2 Dec, 1714, Mary Barnes^ d. 1734. She was dau. 
of Thomas, Barnes, Sen., of New Haven, see New Haven Land 
Records, vol. 11, page 197: Daniel Bidwell, of Middletown, Ct., 
sold for ,£3 5^., 5 J acres of land there, 27 Nov., 1739. This land 
was laid out by his grandfather Thomas Barnes, Sen., late of New 
Haven. 

Children : 

127 Daniel, b. 18 Nov., 171 7 ; d. Dec, 1791. 

128 Sarah, b. 29 Jan., 17 19. 

His estate was distributed 1728. 

Vol. 10, Hartford Probate Records, page 178: *' At a court held 
4 March, 1731, Mary Bidwell of Middletown was appointed tp be 
guardian to her Children, viz. Daniel about 1 1 years and Sarah about 
8, etc.," this was the age of the children at time of their father's 
death. See page 196 of Chapin's History of Glastenbury : He 
settled on the east side of the Connecticut river sometime before 
1 7 14, as he, his brother Nathaniel, and 30 others in May, 17 14, 
petioned the General Court for parish privileges. Page 181, vol. 
10, Hartford Probate Records: 5 March, 1727, Samuel Bidwell a 
person of weak mind made choice of Noah Waddams of Wethers- % 
field for his guardian. 

A Samuel Bidwell married at Middletown, 22 Dec, 1720, Mary 
Keeney. She was a daughter of Richard Keeney, and this may 
have been his 3d marriage ; her date of death 1734. 

Vol. 12, Hartford Town Records, page 9 : At a court held 3 
Sept., 1734, it granted administration on the estate of Mary Bidwell 
widow of Samuel, of Middletown, Ct., unto Hezekiah Sumner, and 
he filed the inventory i Sept., 1734; 13 Sept., 1734, inventory of 
Mary Bidwell, of Middletown, £22 18/. 8^/. 




Fourth Generation. 53 

36 Nathaniel Bidwell, b. 4 Nov., 1688. He lived at Glas- 
tenbury, as one of his name is mentioned in Chapin's History of that 
place as having 23 Dec, 1723, a grant of land there ; his levy was 
£30 5J., and his grant was 36 acres which he sold to Robert Powel, 
1726, Book 3, page 121, Town Records. 

Children : 

129 Samuel, b. 1720 ; d. 14 April, 1799. 

130 Joseph, b. 1726 ; d. 8 July, 1796. 

131 Jonathan, b. 1739 ; d. 25 Nov., 1810. ' 

He lived at Chatham, as he, his brother Samuel and 30 others in 
May, 1 714, petitioned for parish privileges. 

In 1 7 14 the 1st church at Portland was formed and Nathaniel 
Bidwell was one of the petitioners. 

37 Elizabeth Bidwell, m. Brainard. 

38 Thankful Bidwell, b. 8 Dec, 1695; m., 5 Sept., 1716, 
Edward Yemmans. They lived at Middletown, Ct. 

39 Moses Bidwell, b. 9 Jan., 1699; m., 20 May, 1729, 
Dorothy Ward, They lived at Middletown, Ct. 

Children : 

143 Samuel, b. 15 March, 1730; d. 22 Oct., 1782. 

144 Abigail, b. 17 July, 1732. 

145 Phebe, b. 27 Dec, 1734 ; d. before 1793. 

146 Moses, b. 10 July, 1738 ; d. 1793. 

147 Anna, b. 4 Aug., 1741 ; d. before 1793. 

148 William, b. April, 1745 ; d. before 1793. 

Middletown Town Records, vol. 4, page 188 : A distribution of the 
estate of Mrs. Dorothy Bidwell was made at Middletown, 25 
April, 1774. She had sons Samuel, Moses and William then living. 

Phebe, Anna and William died before 1793 as they are not 
mentioned by brother Moses in his will. 

40 Abigail Bidwell. m., 10 Feb., 1703, Hezekiah Sumner^ 
b. 21 Feb., 1683, d. 7 May, 1740. His parents were William and 
Hannah Sumner. He was born at Boston. They were married at 
Middletown, Ct. 



54 Bidwell Genealogy 

She may have m., 2d, Chalker. 

Middletown Town Records, vol. 3 : Abigail Bidwell had a son 
Jabez Chalker, b. 19 Oct., 1750. 

41 Hannah Bidwell, d. 25 Aug., 1725; m., 18 July, 17 17, 
Richard Turner. They lived at Middletown, Ct. 

Children : 

154 Edward, b. 25 April, 1718 ; d. 10 Jan., 1727. 

155 Sanford, b. i Dec, 17 19. 

156 Richard, b. 5 June, 1722. 

He m., 2d, 2 July, 1735, Sarah Hubbard. 

A Jonathan Turner is mentioned 13 Oct., 1788, as one of the 
first members of South Congregational church, Middletown. Field 
in Cen. Address, mentions Edward Turner from Milford ; he had 2 
or 3 children baptized there. His wife was received by letter from 
Milford by church at Middletown. 

65 Daniel Bidwell, b. 19 Oct., 1682; d. 24 Aug., 1765; 
m. Widow Esther Buckland. He was bapt. 22 Oct., 1682. 

Children : 

157 Elizabeth, bapt.' i Dec, 1706. 

158 Daniel, b. 1708 or 9 ; d. 4 Dec, 1777. 

159 Samuel. 

160 Dorothy. 

His will was made 1760. In the papers of his wife were found 
«ome that belonged to Widow Esther Buckland, so conclude she 
was his wife. He is mentioned in Town Records of Hartford, vol. 
8, from 1748 to 54. Vol. 10, from 1760-65. Vol. 11, from 1762-65. 
Vol. 4, from 1721-28, he is mentioned. Vol. 5, from 1728-35. 
Also in vol. 6. 

69 Hannah Bidwell, b. 2 June, 1697; ^' Daniel Bigelow. 

63 William Bidwell, b. 27 Nov., 1703 ; m. Jbigail Pitkin. 
She was a dau. of Ozias. They lived at East Hartford, his name 



Fifth Generation. ^^ 

is signed to a deed of land for a highway 4 rods wide laid out between 
1722 and 5. 

Children : 

166 William, b. 1732; d. 4 Dec, 1736. 

167 Ozias. 

168 £lizabeth. 

169 Abigail, b. 1737; d. 6 Feb., i8i8. 

170 Anne. 

He m., 2d, Hannah Olcott, 

Child: 

171 Hannah, b. 1747. 

He is mentioned in Hartford Town Records : vol. 8, from 
1748 to 54. Vol. 9, from 1754 to 60, East Hartford. Vol. 5, from 
1728 to 35. Vol. 10, from 1760 to 65. Vol. 11, from 1762 to 69. 
Vol. 12, from 1767 to 70. Vol. 13, from 1767 to 81. Vol. 14, from 
1773 to 85. Vol. 15, from 1771 to 82. 



Fifth Generation. 

64 James Eno, b. 23 Sept., 1679 ; m., 5 April, 1703, Mary 
Grants d. 6 March, 1705. 

Child : 

172 James, b. 30 Dec, 1703. 

He m., 2d, 15 July, 1708, Hannah Phelps^ d. March, 1728. 

Children : 

173 Hannah^ b. i Sept., 1710. 

174 Benjamin, b. i March, 1715 ; d. 9 Nov., I7i6(?). 

175 James, b. 30 Dec, 17 13. 

176 Sarah, b. 7 Nov., 1717. fY>. — fs^-ry^ 

177 Benjamin, b. 5 Oct., 1719. 

178 Joseph, b. ?o Jan., 1721. 



56 Bidwell Genealogy 

70 Capt. Samuel Eno, b. 7 July, 1696 ; d. 17 Aug., 1778 ; m., 
24 Dec, 1735, Eunice Marshall^ b. 1709; d. 7 May, 1792. He 
was one of the builders of the free bridge over the Tunxis in I749« 
Residence Windsor, Conn. 

Children : 

179 Eunice, b. 14 March, 1737 ; d. 23 March, 1737. 

180 Samuel, b. 19 March, 1738. 

181 Eliphalet, b. 29 March, 1 740-1. 

182 Daniel, b. 12 April, 1742 ; d. 9 Dec, 1797. 

183 Ashbel, b. 2 Aug., 1744. 

184 Eunice, b. 5 Oct., 1746. 

185 Moses, b. 13 Aug., 1752. 

73 David Eno, b. 12 Aug., 1702. 
Children : 

J 86 David. 

187 Roger. 

188 Jonathan. 

77 Ruth Bidwell, b. 1704; m., 13 April, 1727, //>«ry Loomisj 
b. 14, Sept., 1701, d. 8 Aug., 1778. She was bapt. at East Hartford, 
13 Aug., 1704. They lived at Windsor, Conn« 

Children : 

189 Henry, b. 12 Feb., 1728; d. 2 March, 1805. 

190 Ruth, b. 24 Aug., 1729 ; d. 17 June, 1770. 

191 Jerusha, b. 10 July, 1731. 

192 Hannah, b. 22 Oct., 1733; d. 1815. 

193 Gideon, b. 30 Dec, 1735 ; d. 7 May, 1802. 

194 James, b. 11 March, 1737 ; d. 28 Oct., 1738. 

195 Mindwell, b. 3 Nov., 1739. 

78 John Bidwell, b. 1707 ; d. 14 June, 1765 ; m. Mabel Gil- 
man^ b. 171 1 ; d. I Oct., 1776. She was a dau. of Solomon Gil- 
man. He was bapt. at East Hartford, 16 Feb., 1707, and was 
buried there, and in 1871, his headstone was still standing. 

Children : 

196 Zcbulon, b. 1736 ; d. 18 Jan., 1742. 

197 Mabel, b. 1738; d. 14 Feb., 1774. 



Fifth Generation. 57 

198 John, b. 1740 ; d. 9 March, 181 7. 

199 Lucretia. 

200 Zebulon, b. 1743 ; d. 20 Sept., 1777. 

201 Elisha, b. 1750; d. 14 March, 1834. 

202 Ruth, b. 15 Sept., 1752 ; d. 27 April, 1825. 

He is mentioned in Town Records of Hartford, vol. 8, from 1748 
to 54. Vol. 9, from 1755 to 60. Vol. 10, from 1760 to 65. Vol. 11, 
from 1762 to 65. Vol. 5, from 1728 to 35. He cleared up a swamp 
of poison alders on the south side of his house and set fire to them 
with the wind north ; after the fire got started the wind shifted to 
the south ; he ran to his house shut it as close as he could, but the 
smell of the alders poisoned him so that he died about 24 hours after 
and his wife was so affected by the poison that she was a cripple the 
rest of her life. 

79 Zebulon Bidwbll, d. 1731 ; m. Mary Gilman^ d. 1750 (?). 
She was a dau. of Solomon Gilman. He d. aged only 23 years. 
They lived at Hartford, she was appointed guardian of her child 
Stephen, 4 June, 1731, and 26 Aug., 1750, Stephen's uncle John 
Bidwell was appointed his guardian, so his mother may have then 
just died. 

Children : 

203 Stephen, b. Nov., 1730 ; d. 26 May, 1806 

Zebulon is mentioned in Town Records, vol. 5, 1728-31. Hart- 
ford Probate Records, vol. 11, page 119: 7 April, 1731, inven- 
tory of Zebulon Bidwell's estate of Hartford, Ct., amount X201. 19.9. 
Pages 42,47, 68 and 75 : John Bidwell, Jr., of Hartford, appointed 
administrator on Zebulon Bidwell's estate 6 April 173 1, and was 
approved 4 June, 1731, and the court appointed Mary Bidwell as 
guardian of her son Stephen, aged i yr. and 6 mo. She m., 2d, Jona- 
than Rose. 

80 Joseph Bidwell, b. vI709; d, 1793 ; m. Hannah Rockwell^ 
b. 25 Dec, 1 7 17, d. 1806. She was from Colebrook, Ct. They 
lived at East Hartford. He was a physician and was born, lived, 
died and was buried at East Hartford. He was also a deacon. 
Windsor, Ct.,Land Records, vol. 8, page 96: Dr. Joseph Bidwell of 



58 Bidwell Genealogy 

Hartford, Ct., bought of Caleb Pitkin of Hartford, land at Podunk, 
in Windsor, 17 April, 1749, and vol. 14, page 188 : Joseph Bid- 
well of Hartford, Ct., bought of Jonathan Rockwell of Windsor, 
land there 6 May, 1760. 

Children. 

204 Joseph, b. 30 July, 1750; d. about 1824. 

205 Eleazor, b. 2 Aug., 1752 ; d. 2 Nov., 1840. 

206 Epaphias, b. March, 1754; d. July, 1828. 

207 Rodolphus, b. 26 Sept., 1755 ; d. 23 May, 1840. 

208 Elijah, b. March, 1758. 

209 Hannah, b. Dec, 1761; d. 9 Jan., 1841. 

Joseph Bidwell is mentioned in Town Records of Hartford, vol. 5, 
from 1728-35. Vol. 6, Joseph of Glastenbury. Vol. 15 from 1771-82. 
Vol. 8, 1748 to 54. Vol. 9, from 1755 to 60. Vol. 10 from 1760 
1065. Vol. II, from 1762 to 69. Vol. 12, from 1767 to 70. 
Vol. 13 from 1767 to 81. 

81 Roger Bidwell, b. 17 14 and d. 28 Dec, 1782; m. Rhoda 
Easton^ b. 1721 ; d. 24 Aug., 1782. She was a dau. of Timothy. 
They lived, died, and are buried at East Hartford. 

Children : 

210 Typhena, b. 5 Nov., 1749; d. 30 Sept., 1750. 

211 Ashbel, b. Aug., 1751. 

212 Adoniam, b. Aug., 1753; d. 17 Feb., 1777. 

213 Enodias, b. May, 1758 ; d. 1818. 

214 Darda, b. Nov., 1761 ; d. June, 1782. 

He is mentioned in Town Records of Hartford, Vol. 10 from 
1760 to 65. Vol. II, from 1762-69. Vol. 12, from 1767 to 70. 
Vol. 13 from 1767 to 80 and vol. 14 from 1773 to 80. Darda 
served in Revolutionary war and died unmarried at or near New 
York, in British prison. 

83 Hannah Bidwell, m. Dominan ? 

84 Jerusha Bidwell, m. — Sprague. He was from An- 

dover, Ct. 



Fifth Generation. 59 

85 Nathaniel Robbins, b. 7 Sept., 1708 ; m., 11 Dec, 1735, 
Mary -, d. 7 Nov., 1781. 

Children : 

228 Sarah, b. 13 Dec, 1736 ; d. 8 March, 1740. 

229 Richard, b. 24 Sept., 1738. 

230 Joshua, b. 9 Feb., 1740. 

231 Sarah, b. 7 Aug., 1742. 

232 Nathaniel, b. 27 Aug., 1745. 

233 Mary, b. 24 May, 1751. 

234 Eunice, b. 22 Aug., 1755. 

86 Zebulon. Robbins, b. 2 Aug., 1710 ; m., 6 Jan., 1737, 
Sarah Morton. 

Children : 

235 Comfort, b. 16 Feb., 1738. 

236 Sarah, b. 7 Feb., 1741. 

237 Hannah, b. 4 June, 1743. 

238 Zebulon, b. 19 Oct., 1744. 

239 Abigail, b. 27 June, 1748. 

94 Thomas Bidwell, b. 16 May, 1711 ; d. 1746; m. Per- 
hannah Pinney^i. 1776. 

Children : 

240 Abigail, b. 1734; d. 1810. 

241 Perhannah, d. 18 14. 

242 Thomas, b. 1738 ; d. 3 Dec, 1802. 

243 Prudence, b. 1740 ; d. 20 Dec, 1772. 

244 Jehiel, d. young. 

245 Martha. 

She m. 2d (?) Ephraim Wilcox. They moved from Windsor, Ct., 
to West Simsbury, about 1740, and settled on the premises that fell 
to his son Thomas, and said premises have remained in the posses- 
sion of the Bidwell family until the present time. His will was 
signed 7 Dec, 1746. He was buried in New Hartford, uuon town 
hill. From the Probate Records at Farmington, Ct., vol. 2, page 
39: at a Court of Prob te held at Farmington, 11 April, 1777, 



6o BiJweld Gemtabgj 

Thomas Bidwell was appointed admuustrator of the estate of 
of Prudence or Perhannah his mother, late of New Hartford. Es- 
tate £65.8.0., an equal share allotted to Thomas, Abigail, Perhamiah 
and Martha Bidwell. 

96 JoiTATHAK BmwELL, b. 12 Jan., 1715 ; d. 1734 ; m. Jki- 
gail . They lived at Simsbury. Vol. 12, page 268 : Inven- 
tory of Jonathan Bidwell of Simsbury, ^335.8.9. 8 Nov. 1734. 

97 Adoitijah Bidwell, b. 18 Oct., 1716; d. 2 June, 1784; 
ro.^ 24 Oct., 1752, Theadasia Cattan, b. 13 May, 1721, d. 8 June, 
1759. They were b. at Hartford. 

He m. 2d, 16 Oct., 1760, Jemima Dewtim^h, 13 May, 1727 ; d. 
7 Feb. 1771- His 1st and 2d wives were first cousins, and were 
also first cousins of the celebrated President Stiles, of Yale College. 
The Devotions were a Huguenot family, Jemima was born at 
Suffield, Conn., and d. at Hartford, West Division. Theodpsia 
Cotton was a daughter of Rev. Benjamin Cotton, of Hartford, and 
had the reputation of being a poetress of merit ; but none of the pro- 
ductions of her pen are known to be extant ; there is a pedigree of 
the Devotions in a direct line from Charlemagne through William 
the Conqueror and a line of English kings for several generations. 

Children : 

246 Adonijah, b. 6 Aug., 1761 ; d. 14 Feb., 1837. 
y 247 Barnabas, b. 23 Aug., 1763; d. 27 July, 1833. 

248 Jemima, b. 26 Jan., 1765 ; d. 28 Jan., 1842. 

249 Theodosia, b. 29 Nov., 1766 ; d. 5 April, 1841. 

He m., 3d, 28 Oct., 1772, Ruth Kent^ b. 1730 ; d. Dec, 1815. 
She was a dau. of Mr. Kent of Suffield, Ct. She m. (after the 
death of Adjonijah) in 1790, Rev. Jonathan Judd of Southampton. 
She was his 2d wife. He died 1815, and she went to her brother 
Capt. Kent of Suffield, and died there. 

Rev. Adonijah Bidwell was born at Hartford the same year 
his father was lost at sea, he graduated at Yale College in 
1740, in 1741 he taught school at Hartford and Hartford West 
Division (now West Hartford). In 1744 he served as chaplain 



Fifth Generation. 6i 

on the Connecticut Colony sloop 20 weeks. In 1745 he 
served in the same capacity 39 weeks and in 1747 he served 
18 weeks, making altogether 77 weeks, for which he received 
JS272 as pay and £39 as plunder (as he calls it) or prize money. 
In 1746, he kept school at Wintonbury, Ct., and in 1747 
at Simsbury, and in 1747 and 1748 at West Hartford. He was 
ordained 5 Oct., 1744. He preached at Simsbury, Ct., between 
1747 ^"^ ^750> ^"^ ^om his diary I find he preached 29 Sundays 
at Kinderhook, N. Y., in 1749, for which he received £122. 25. 
Sept. 1750, the church was organized under him with eight members zx, ^ 
Tyringham, Mass. (now Monterey) and he settled there the same year 
and remained as pastor until his death, 34 years. The foundations of 
the old church could in 1854, be traced on the hill above the '^ old 
meeting house." His house stood about north-east by east from the 
church yard ; the only remains in 1854, was a pile of stone which 
partly filled up the cellar, and some remains of the garden in which 
was still growing some currant and gooseberry bushes and rose trees 
among the stones ; the garden was on the south side of the house. 
Windsor Land Records, vol. 8, page 169 : Adonijah Bid well, of 
Hartford, Ct., bought land at Windsor of Jonathan Gillett, 7 Oct., 
1748. He is mentioned in Town Records, vol. 10, from 1760 to 
65. Vol. 12 from 1767 to 70. Vol. 13 from 1767 to 81. 

98 Jonathan Bid well, d. ii June, 1787; m., 6 Aug., 1740, 
Hannah Hubbard^ 6, 26 Feb., 1794. They lived at Wintonbury * 
or Windsor, Ct. He is mentioned in Hartford Town Records. 
Vol. 15 from 1771-82, and vol. 16 from 1783-86. 

Children : 

250 Hannah, b. 11 Oct., 1741 ; d. 4 April, 1804. 

251 Abigail, b. 26 May, 1743. 

252 Jonathan, b. 6 Feb., 1745 ; d. 12 May, 181 1. 

253 Mabel, b. Jan., 1747; d. 19 Sept*, 1748. 

254 Mabel, b. 26 June, 1 749. 

255 Rachel, b. 30 Aug., 1751 ; d. 27 May, 1792. 

256 Anne, b. 25 Nov., 1753. 

257 Candace, b. June, 1755; d. 21 Aug., 1761. 

258 Theodosia, b. 20 Jan., 1759. 

Rachel died unmarried. 



62 Bidwell Genealogy 

Windsor Land Records, vol. 7, page 202 : Jonathan Bidwell 
bought of John Hubbard both of Windsor, Ct., land there 26 March, 
1741 ; and page 276 : Jonathan Bidwell bought of Thomas Shepard, 
Jr., land at Wintonbury, Ct., 23 March, 1742. Vol. 8, page 193: 
Jonathan Bidwell of Windsor, bought land there 12 April, 1745, of 
Zebulon Shepherd. Vol. 10, page 103 : Jonathan Bidwell of 
Windsor, bought land there of David Grant of Windsor, 28 May, 
1751. Vol. 10, page 167: Jonathan Bidwell of Windsor, Ct., 
bought of Joseph Olcot of Hartford, Ct., 5 May, 1753, land at 
Wintonbury, Ct., and page 230, he bought of Jeremiah Tilor, land 
at Wintonbury, 18 April, 1755. Vol. 14, page 121 : He bought 
of John AUyn, both of Windsor, land there 29 Nov., 1766. Vol. 
16, page 37 : Jonathan Bidwell of Windsor, sold to Jonathan Bid- 
well, Jr., of Windsor, part of the real estate of Prudence Bidwell 
of Hartford but late of Windsor, 

99 Martha Bidwell, b. 1712 ; d. 19 May, 1790. She was 
bapt. 2 Nov., 1 712. She is mentioned in Town Records of Hart- 
ford, vol. 9, from 1755-60, as of Boston. 

101 Mabel Bidwell, b. 18 Aug., 1718; d. 25 Aug., 1745 ; 
m., 20 Dec, 1744, Uriah Judd^ b. 28 Dec, 1713. They lived at 
Farmington, Ct. See pages 40, 44, 45, 59 and 69 Hist, of New 
Britain, Ct. 

No children. 

Farmington Town Records, I find '* Uriah Judd, his ear- mark for 
neat cattle, sheep and swine a slanting crop on the end of each ear, 
entered 6 May, 1747. 

102 Capt. David Bidwell, b. 16 Oct., 1720; d. about 1794; 
m. Esther Lawrence^ b. 1727, d. 10 Nov., 1809. He was born at 
Hartford, Ct., and died at Stillwater, N. Y. 

Children : 

259 Esther, b. 6 May, 1750. 

260 David, b. 20 Oct., 1754; d. 6 May, 1829. 

261 Jacob, b. 9 Sept., 1758. 

262 Daniel, b. about 1760. 



Fifth Generation. 63 

263 Tryphena. 

264 Abram, b. 3 March, 1769; d. 4 Feb., 1842. 

265 Phineas, b. 9 May, 1771 5 d. 28 Aug., 18 14. 

He moved from Hartford to Canaan, Ct., in 1648, and upon 
Canaan Town Records 1 find date of birth of his three oldest children 
so they were born there. 10 Oct., 1748, 5 acres of land laid out and 
surveyed by him in Canaan upon his own right. 3 Nov., I747> he 
bought land at Canaan from Noah Webster and recorded 28 Jan., 
1748. 7 March, 1748, he bought land from Jeremiah Lawrence 
(his father-in law). 27 Dec, 1759, he sold land at Canaan. He 
removed to Stillwater, N. Y., about 1762. 18 June, 1766, David 
of Stillwater sold land at Canaan. Also in 1768, 1770, 1774 and 18 
Nov., 1773, he leased land at Canaan for 199 years, and 9 July, 1794 
(David Bidwell and Charles Moore of Stillwater, the husband 
of Esther) sold land at Canaan, they were then settling up his 
estate, I can find no will at Albany or Ballston, N. Y. Still- 
water was formerly part of Albany Co., but is now in Saratoga Co. 
Albany Land Records, 24 Dec, 1763 : he bought land at Stillwater. 

103 Capt. Isaac Bidwell, b. 16 Aug., 1723; d. 14 Nov., 
1793 ; m., 5 June, 1745. Anna Porter^ b. 1725, d. 12 May, 1809. 
They lived at Farmington, Conn., and are buried there in the old 
cemetery. 

Children : 

266 Isaac, b. 5 Aug., 1746; d. i Sept., 1746. 

267 Oliver, b. 5 Aug., 1746; d. 21 Sept., 1746. 

268 Sarah, b. 9 Nov., 1747. 

269 Isaac, b. 5 Dec, 1749; d. 14 Jan., 1750. 

270 Theodore, b. about 1753. 

271 Huldah, b. 20 Aug., 1755. 

272 Anna, b. 4 April, 1758. 

273 Levina, b. 20 May, 1760. 

274 Isaac, b. 25 Aug., 1762; d. 15 Nov., 1822. 

275 Chloe, b. I Aug., 1764. 

276 Titus, b. 3 Oct., 1765 ; d. 9 Nov., 1808. 

He was a blacksmith. From Farmington Town Records, I find 
he was an appraiser in 1757. His ear- mark for cattle recorded 3 



64 Bidwell Gemaiogy 

Jan., 1748 was ^^for creturs a half crop od che underside of rigbc 
eare and a hole in each eare." 24 March, 1747, he bought land at 
Farmington for £980. 30 Sept., 1754, he bought land for jSioo 
and he sold 21 acres of land to Jacob and Amos Bidwell of Hartford 
(his brothers), and 26 March, 1785, they sold this land., Isaac, 
Jacob, and Amos Bidwell sell land at Farmington to Rev. Timothy 
Pitkin and 1 May, 179I9 Isaac sold land at Farmington to Stephen 
Bidwell (bis brother) of Litchfield, Ct. ; in 1782, he was town sealer 
of weights. 13 Nov., 1793, ^^ ^^ '^"^ ^^ '^'^ ^°^ Theodore and 
Titus. 1779 and 1780 he was a town selectman. His sons Theo- 
dore and Titus were administrators on their bther's estate. 

104 Stephen Bidwell, b. 29 July, 1725; d. 12 Sept., 1808 
or 9 ; m. Anna Rossiter^ d. 15 May, x. 86. They lived at North • 
field, Litchfield Co., Ct., also at Litchfield, Ct. She was born at 
Harwington, Ct. He is mentioned at Litchfield, 1778, as a grand 
juror and in 1762 as a rate maker. 

Children : 

277 Elijah, b. 9 Dec, 1760; d. 10 May, 1848. 

278 Stephen, b. 23 Nov., 1765 ; d. 25 Oct., 1850. 

279 Polly. 

280 Amy. 

281 Ruth. 

282 Mabel. 

He moved from West Hartford to Litchfield, Ct. He is men- 
tioned in Town Records of Hartford, vol. 8, from 1748 to 54. 
Vol. 9, from 1755 to 60. Vol. 10, from 1760 to 65 of Tolland, 
Ct. Vol. II, from 1762 to 69. Vol. 13, firom 1767 to 81 and 
Vol. 14 from 1773 to 85. Farmington Town Records, vol. 28, 
page 266 : Stephen Bidwell of Litchfield, Ct., bought of Isaac Bid- 
well and Jos. Lankton land at Farmington, 3 Sept., 1789. Vol. 
28, page 451 : Stephen Bidwell of Litchfield, Conn., bought land at 
Farmington of Isaac Bidwell of Farmington, i May, 1791. Vol. 30, 
page 25 : Stephen Bidwell of Litchfield sold laud at Farmington, 24 
Dec. 1793, and page 256:. he again sold land at Farmington, 13 
Nov., 1793. 

105 Jacob Bidwell, b. 23 Aug., 1727 ; d. 23 April, 1794; 
m., 31 Dec, 1764, Sarah Belden^ b. 20 June, 1748, d. 23 Jan., 



Fifth Generation. 65 

1833. ^^^ ^^5 ^ ^*"- of Timothy. They lived at West Hartford, 
Ct. He died at Watcrtown, Ct. They moved from West Hart- 
ford to Watertown, Ct., one mile north of the churches. 

Children : 

283 Mabel, b. 29 March, 1766; d. 21 July, 1766. 

284 Jacob, b. 2 Sept., 1767 ; d. 30 Nov., 1846. 

285 Jared, b. 12 Feb., 1769; d. 26 April, 1852. 

286 Mabel, b. 23 June, 1771 ; d. about 18 12. 



d. 23 March, 1774. 
d. before 1816. 
d. 20 Aug., 1848. 



287 Timothy, b. 7 May, 1773 

288 Sarah, b. 31 March, 1774 

289 Lucretia, b. 2 Oct., 1777 

290 Polly, b. 23 July, 1780 5 d. 13 Feb., 1781. 

291 Polly, b. 30 Jan., 1782 ; d. 4 Feb., 1782. 

292 Timothy, b. 28 Dec, 1782; d. 27 March, 1866. 

293 Abner, b. 8 July, 1785; d. 30 Aug., 1880. 

294 Charles, b. 10 Sept., 1787; d. 23 Oct., 1848. 

She went to Coventry, N. Y., and lived with her son Timothy 
and died there. Her granddaughter, Mrs. Sarah Ann*X^arrier, says of 
her ^^ I distinctly remember her as my embodiment of excellence 



in toto." 



He 16 mentioned in Town Records of Hartford, Vol. 8, from 
1748 to 54. Vol. 9, from 1755 to 60. Vol. 13, from 1767 to 
81. Vol. 14, from 1773 to 85. Vol. 17, from 1786 to 90. 
Vol. 18, from 1774 to 92. 

Sarah did not marry, she moved to Coventry, N. Y., with her 
mother. 

106 Amos Bidwell, b. 18 Aug., 1729, and d. 25 March, 1783 ; 
m., 25 Oct., 1753, Phehe Williams^ d. after 1774. They lived at 
Hartford, Ct. She was a dau. of Gabriel. 

Children : 

295 Susanna, b. 13 Jan., 1755. 

296 George, b. 9 Oct., 1756; d. 17 April, 1840. 

297 Phenias, b. 9 July, 1758. 

298 Rachel, b. 7 Dec, 1759. 

299 Ruth, b. 28 Dec, 1761. , ^ 

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66 Bidwell Genealogy 

300 Williams, b. 28 May, 1764; d. 3 Oct., 1840. 

301 Nancy, b. 21 Oct., 1766. 

302 Amos, b. 18 Feb., 1769. 

303 Ozias, b. 31 March, 1771; d. 12 Oct., 1846. 

304 Eunice. 

I found this record, or part of it, in back of vol. 3, of Hartford 
Town Records. Amos Bidwell is mentioned in vol. 9, Town Re- 
cords of Hartford from 1755 to 1760, also in vol. 10, from 1760-5, 
also in vol. 11, from 1762 to 1769; also in vol. 12 from 1767 to 
70. Vol. 14, from 1773 ^^ ^5* ^^ mvLSt have lived after 
1783, as he is mentioned in Hartford Town Records, vol. 16 
from 1783-86. Vol. 17, from 1786-90 he is mentioned in two 
places and his wife Phebe in one place; and vol. 18, from 1774 to 
92 he is again mentioned and also Amos, Jr.; vol. 19 from 1792- 
95, he is again mentioned as having bought or sold some land in 
1774. In vol. 18 from 1774 to 92, Phebe is mentioned showing 
her death to have been later than 1774. 

Probably Susanna d. unm. I find her mentioned in vol. 28, Hart- 
ford Town Records for 1808. 

108 James Bidwell, b. 26 July, 1716; d. Jan., 1782; m., 
12 Jan., 1747, Mary Norton^ b. 20 May, 1730 ; d. i Jan., 1762. 
He was bapt., 29 July, 17 16. She d. of small pox. She was the 
dau. of John. He d. in New Britain at the house of Elijah Hins- 
dale, his son-in-law. They lived at Hartford, Conn. 

Children : 

305 Mary, b. 8 June, 1748; d. 8 Sept., 1750. 

306 Ruth, b. 18 April, 1750; d. 23 June, 1783. 

307 Mary, b. 9 Feb., 1752. 

308 James, b. 30 April, 1754; d. 28 April, 1802. 

309 Huldah, b. 10 Oct., 1756; d. 23 April, 1760. 

310 Anne, b. 7 April, 1759 ; d. 24 Feb., 1834. 

311 Huldah, b. 23 April, 1760. 

He may have m., 2d, Anne Thompson. 

He is mentioned in Town Records of Hartford; vol. 8 from 
1748 to 54. Vol. 9, from 1755 to 60. Vol. 10 from 1760 to 65. 
Vol. II, from 1862 to 69. Vol. 13 from 1767 to 81. 



Fifth Generation. 67 

113 Mary B I DWELL, d. 15 April, 174Z ; m., 17 Oct., 1741, 
Joh Risley, No children. 

He m. 2d, Beriah Fox. They had 10 children. 

114 Joseph Bidwell, d. 1750; m., Mary . He is 

mentioned in Chapin's History of Glastenbury, page 84, as having 
sold land in 1757, to Wm. Welles, and same date and page it says 
the heirs of Joseph. This was ment. at first. 

Children : 

312 Joseph. 

313 Benjamin, d. young. 

314 Rachel. 

315 Mary. 

She m., 2d Bartlett. 

115 Ephraim BiDWELL, d. 1777; m. Rebecca Burnham, She 
was b. at Hadlyne, Conn. They lived at Glastenbury, he d. of 
small pox, taking it from his son Joseph while attending him in the 
army, and he was buried near his own house. 

Children : 

316 Joseph, d. 12 Jan., 1777. 

317 Allen, b. 1759; d. 2 Aug., 1822. 

318 Ephraim. 

319 Salmon. 

320 Daniel. 

321 Benjamin, b. 1767. 

322 Elizabeth, d. at Glastenbury, Ct. 

He is mentioned in Chapin's History of Glastenbury, 25 April, 
1757- 

116 David Bidwell, he d. away from home ; nothing is known 
of his history, 

117 Hezekiah Bidwell, lived at Glastenbury, Ct. See 
Chapin's History of that place page 84 ; the above has two acres and 
24 rods of land granted him ; page 99 : served in 1777, ^^ ^ soldier 
in the Revolutionary war, and was of the 2d church society. 

118 Hannah Bidwell, m., Smith. 



68 • Bidwell Genealogy 

137 Daniel Bidwell, b. i8 Nov., 1717; d. Dec, 1791; 
m., 25 Dec, 1740, Agnes Ahhe^ d. 30 Aug., 1765, 

Children : 

327 Daniel, b. 8 Oct., 1741 ; d. before 1790. 

328 Benjamin, b. 9 May, 1744; d. 31 Oct., 1831. 

329 Mary, b. 21 April, 1746. 

330 Hannah, b. 21 Sept., 1748. 

331 John, b. 28 Dec, 1750; d. 8 Nov., 1825. 

332 Sarah, b. 12 March, 1753 ; d. 8 Dec, 1795/ 

333 Esther, b. 10 March, 1755. 

334 Samuel, b. 26 May, 1758 j d. young. 

335 Josiah, b. 8 March, 1760 ; d. 5 Sept., 1790. 

Middletown Pro. Rec, Book 7, page 17 : 24 Feb., 1800, distribu- 
tion of estate of Daniel, deceased, property set to Lucinda, widow, 
and to Josiah and Demmis, children of Josiah, deceased, youngest son 
of Daniel. Chatham, Ct., Town Records, vol. i, page 48 : Daniel 
Bidwell of Chatham, bought 24 Feb., 1768, land. Page 448: He 
gave to his son Benjamin land 18 May, 1773. Vol. 2, page 6 : 
He bought land 31 May, 1768. Page 50 : He bought of Timothy 
Cornwell land, 6 May, 1776. Page 66 : He bought land, 10 Feb., 
1780. He was a drum major during the French War (1756). Vol. 
2, page 6 : He bought land there 31 May, 1768. Vol. 3, page 530:. 
He bought land there 13 Dec, 1780. Vol. 5, page 514 : He sold 
land at Chatham 28 March, 1791 and his son John and Jonathan 
Penfield witnessed the deed. Vol. 6, page 20 and 21 : He gave his 
son John land. Page 46 : He gave his son and grandson John and 
Daniel of Chatham, 28 March, 1791. Page 100: He gave to his 
grandson Josiah and the other child land at Stoney Swamp, 7 Dec, 
179 1. Page 10 1 : He gave to his daughter-in-law Lucinda Bidwell, 
widow, land. His deed was signed by his mark 7 Dec, 1791. 
Perhaps one of his daughters married Thomas Cornwell before 24 
Jan., 1790, see vol. 5, page 507 of Chatham Town Records. New 
Haven Land Records, vol. 11, page 197 : Daniel Bidwell of Middle 
town, Ct., sold land at New Haven for £3 5^. o 5 J acres 27 Nov., 
1739. This land was laid out by his grandfather Thomas Barnes, 
Sen., late of New Haven, Ct. Same records, vol. 34, page 171 : 
Daniel Bidwell of Chatham, Ct., for £2, sold 24 Sept., 1774, i acre 



Fifth Generation. . 69 

distributed to Mary Barnes formerly the property of Thomas Barnes, 
Sen., of New Haven, this was i>io part of the homestead distributed 
to her 15 Nov., 1712. 

Will of Daniel Bidwell. 

In the name of God, Amen, Know Ye, That I Daniel Bidwell 
of Chatham, State of Connecticut and County of Middlesex, being 
of sound mind and memory, but under great infirmity of body, and 
calling to mind my immortality, do make and ordain this my last 
will & Testament, and also committing my body to decent Christ- • 
ian burial. 

I bequeath and dispose of such worldly estate as it hath pleased 
God to bestow upon me in the following manner and form. 

First. Unto my eldest son Benjamin Bidwell, I give in addition to 
what I have heretofore given him, only five shillings as his own 
forever. 

Secondly. Unto my son John Bidwell, I give & bequeath as his 
own forever, he paying my lawful debts at the time of my decease : 
and the Debts against the estate of my son Josiah Bidwell deceased, 
which shall remain after the one half of the Stock, which he left at 
his decease, shall be applied to the payment of my said deceased sons 
debts, besides what I have this day given him by deed, the &ne half 
of the Home estate which now belongs to me in Quantity & Quality, 
and the one half of my Land which lies at a place called Stoney 
Swamp, which was not included in the deed of Gift, executed this 
day to my said son John Bidwell, also one Ox, one Mare & Colt, and 
two Cows together with the one half of my Farming utensils and 
household furniture, these to be his own forever, he paying the 
Debts aforesaid, and the hereafter named legacies. Thirdly^ unto my 
daughters, Mary, wife of Josiah Griswold, Hannah, wife of John 
Smith, Sarah, wife of Abner Pelton, & Esther, wife of Abel Strick- 
land, I give to each a Legacy of Ten pounds lawful money to be 
paid them by my son John Bidwell as abpvesaid. 

Fourthly unto the two children of my son Josiah Bidwell deceased, 
viz, Josiah and Demmis. I give and bequeath the one half of the 
Home estate now belonging to me, and the one half of my land at 
Stony Swamp not included in the Deed given to my son John Bid- 



70 Bidwell Genealogy 

well this day in the following manner, viz : two thirds to Josiah and 
the other third to Demmis, also I give to said Grandchildren the 
one half of my Farming utensils to be their own, my will is that in 
case either of my said Grandchildren should decease before he or 
she^ shall arrive to lawful age, the other shall have the whole of the 
above bequests. 

Fifthly. Unto my daughter in law, Lucinda, widow of my son 
Josiah Bidwell deceased, I give and bequeath as her own, my Brass 
Kittle^ Porrage pot and Hand Irons, together with all the household 
furniture, which has been purchased since her marriage, together 
with the improvement of the interest above bequeathed to my 
grandchildren during her present Widowhood. 

Finally. I do hereby appoint my son John Bidwell, Executor of 
this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former Wills 
Legacies & Bequests, declaring this to be my last Will & Testament. 
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal this 13th 
day of December, A.D., 1790. 

Signed, sealed, pronounced & declared \ 
to be the last Will & Testament of the | 
said Daniel Bidwell, in presence of us,/ 
who in each other presents have here-^ 
unto set out our hands. / Daniel Bidwell, l. s. 

Cyprian Strong 
Dan^ Cruttenden 
W» Case. 



At a Court of Probate held in Middletown, in and for the Dis- 
trict of Middletown, the 2d of April, 1792. Then this Instrument 
was exhibited in Court, being proved to be the last Will & Testa- 
ment of Daniel Bidwell, late of Chatham deceased, was by this 
Court, approved, accepted and ordered to be recorded in the Registry 
of this Court, & Capt John Bidwell, who is therein appointed sole 
executor, personally appeared before this Court, and accepted the 
trust reposed in him, and gave bond according to Law. 

Test. Bezaleel Fisk, 

Clerk. 



Fifth Generation. 71 

Chatham, March 23**, 1792. 

An inventory of the estate of the late Daniel Bidwell, of Chatham, 
deceased, taken by us the Subscribers, and is as follows, viz : 

£ 5, d. 
I Brown Camlet Coat & Vest 7 070 

I Brown do & do 3.6. i Blue Great Coat 6. i pr 

Trouses 5 14 6 

I pr blk breeches 2. i pr stripe trouses i. i Check 

Shirt 5. 2 pr blue yarn stockings 3 1 1 o 

I square maple table 6. i Round maple Do 12. i 

Desk 10. I Blue striped Bead & Boulster 30 2180 

I Brown bead 30. 1 underbead 7. i Brown Check 

Blanket 7. i Brown Stript Bead & and"" Do 26 3 10 

1 pale blue bed Quilt 3. i Blae, Red & White check 
Coverlid 12. i Black & White Check Do 6. i Do 10 i 11 

2 half hh** Tubbs & i Flower bbl. 3. 2 Dutch wheals 

12. I Round Willow basket 3. i Oval do 4 12 

I Maple Chist 5. i Real i. 6 Black Chairs 15. i 

Blk Great Do 4.6. 10 Chairs 6.8. i fireshovel 3 i 15 2 

I pr Tongs 3. i Large Trammel 9. i small do 6. 

I pr hand Irons 8. i iron pot 7. i Dishkittle 2.6 i 15 6 

I Tea Kettle 8. i Frying pan 5. i Brass Kittle 20. 

I Testing Iron 2. 8 J Pewter 12.9. 2 Tinpans 1.6 2 43 

3 Chains 34lbs 25.6. | of a Cart 55. i Grindstone & 

Crank 10. i Wash tub 2. 4126 

I old Axe 2. 2 Chizzels 2. 4 old Scythes 6. i Hay 

Knife 1.6. 2 Hay Forks 2. 13 6 

1 Yellow Three year old Steer 65. i Pied Farrow Cow 

55. 5 J Bushels Wheat 27.6. 2 do Indi** Corn 2.6 7126 

2 do Rye 6. 130 lb Fish 4^ 43.4. 3 Bedsteads & Cords 

a 6.18 3 7 4 

^ the Homestead in quantity & Quality containing about 

40 Acres and the Buildings thereon 122 10 o 

3f Acres Meadow adjoining the homestead .£23. 20 

Acres of a 50 Acre Lot called Stony Swamp equal in 

Quality k Quantity it being undivided <£3S. 58 o o 

£213 4 3 



72 Bidweil Genealogy 

At a Court of Probate held in Middletown, the 2*^ of April, I792. 
Then this Inventory was exhibited in Court under oath, was accepted 
and ordered to be recorded in the Re^stry of this Court. 

Test. Bezaleel Fisk, 

Clerk. 

Hezekiah Goodrich 1 freeholders 
John Ellsworth j under oath. 

129 Samuel Bidwell, b. 1720 ; d. 14 April, 1799; m.Sarab 
Sparks^ b. 1734, d. 26 Aug., 1822. They were born, lived and died 
at Glastenbury, Conn. ' 

Children : 

336 Ephraim. 

337 Joseph. 

338 Jonathan. 

339 David. 

340 Samuel. 

341 Thomas. 

342 Prudence. 

343 Betsey. 

130 Joseph Bidwell, b. 1726; d. 8 July, 1796; m. Ruth 

, b. 1724, d. 14 Jan., 1794^ They are buried at Glastenbury, 

Ct., with Samuel and Jonathan. 

131 Jonathan Bidwell, b. 1739; d. 25 Nov., 1810; m. 
Hannah , b. 1743, d. 17 Oct., 18 10. They died at Glasten- 
bury, Ct. 

143 Samuel Bidwell, b. 15 March, 1730 ; d. 22 Oct., 1782 ; 
m., 10 Jan., 1754, Isanah Hubbard. She probably died 1787, as 
guardians *for the minor children were appointed then by the court. 

Children : 

344 Samuel, b. 8 Dec, 1755. 

345 Ashbel, b. 20 June, 1757. 

346 Dorothy, b. 8 June, 1759. 

347 Anna, b. 4 July, 1761. 



Fifth Generation. 73 

348 Irena, b. 4 Aug., 1763 ; d. 26 March, 1833. 

349 Elizabeth, b. 21 April, 1765. 

350 Moses, b. 10 June, 1766; d. before 1793. 

351 Oliver, b. 22 April, 1768; d. 11 Nov., 1815. 

352 Priscilla, b. 2 Aug., 1770 ; d. 20 Aug., 1770. 

353 Priscilla, b. 8 June, 1772. 

354 Hephzibah, b. 2 September, 1773. 

355 Amy, b. 1.7 Feb., 1776. 

356 Rhoda, b. 12 March, 1778. 

His estate amounted to «£362.3.3. 2 June, 1788, Joseph Driggs 
was appointed guardian of Priscilla, dau. of Samuel Bidwell, late of 
Middletown. Nathan Sturr was appointed guardian of Oliver a 
minor son of Samuel late of Middletown, 5 March, 1787. 6 Jan., 
1783, Samuel and Ashbel Bidwell (two oldest sons) were appointed 
administrators of Samuel of Middletown, deceased. He was at St. 
Domingo, W. I., when the blacks rebelled and murdered the whites. 
He had charge of a vessel there ; and the rebels boarded her and 
threatened him with death if he did not give up the money of the 
ship. They held a knife to his throat three times but he refused 
each time ; at last they found the money and left. The vessel was 
wrecked, but he arrived safely at home. Middletown Pro. Rec, 
page 195 : His brother Moses give to heirs of Samuel, deceased, only 
brother of Moses and names the following children : Samuel, 
Ashbell, Dorothey, Anne, Elizabeth, Irena, Priscilla, Amy, Hep- 
zibah and Oliver Bidwell. 

144 Abigail Bidwell, b. 17 July, 1732; d., after 1793; m. 
Wardy d. before 1793. 

Middletown Pro. Rec, Book 6, page 152: 29 June, 1795, dis- 
tribution of the estate of her brother Moses property was set to 
Widow Abigail Ward, only sister of deceased. 

146 Moses Bidwell, b. 10 July, 1738; d. 1793; "^^^^ '"^''" 
ried or if he did his wife and children were all dead before he died, as 
he gave his property to his sister and nephews and nieces. Middle- 
town Probate Book 6, page 28 : 6 May, 1793, Ashbel Bidwell 
appointed administrator on estate of Moses Bidwell deceased, of 
Middletown, Ct. Page 152: 29 June, 1795, distribution of the 



74 Bidweli Genealogy 

estate of Moses Bidweli, property set to widow Abigail Ward 
only sister of deceased, to heirs of Samuel Bidweli, deceased, only 
brother of deceased, viz : to Samuel, Ashbel, Dorothy (Dolle), Anncr, 
Elizabeth (Betty), Irena (Irenah), Priscilla, Amy (Benama), Heph- 
zibah and Rhoda and to Oliver, children of Samuel Bidweli (No. 

H3)- 

148 William Bidwell, b. April, 1745; d. 1793. He died 
before his brother Moses. Believe he never married. Middletown, 
Probate Records Book 6, page 28 : 6 May, 1793, Ashbel Bidwell, 
of Middletown, was appointed administrator on estate of William 
Bidwell deceased of Middletown. Page 152 : 29 June, 1795. Dis- 
tribution of the estate of Wm. Bidwell, property set to Widow 
Abigail Ward sister of deceased to Samuel, Ashbel, Oliver, Dorothy, 
Anna, Irena, Elizabeth, Priscilla, Amy, Hephzibah and Rhoda, 
children of Samuel Bidwell, deceased. 

157 Elizabeth Bidwell, b. 1706; d. 20 Feb., 1761 ; m., 17 
Dec, 1729, Moses Loomisy b. 24 June, 1696, d. 16 Feb., 1761. 
She was bapt., i Dec, 1706. She was his second wife. He was 
son of Moses of Windsor, Ct. He bought land at Tolland, Ct., 

1744. 
Children : 

357 Elizabeth, b. 30 Dec, 1732. 

358 Moses, b. 24 Dec, 1734. 
359. Submit, b. 20 Oct., 1736. 

360 Zerviah, b. 10 Nov., 1738; d. 10 Dec, 1740. 

361 Roxalena, b. 1 Oct., 1741. 

362 Justus, b. 25 Aug., 1745 ; d. 21 Sept., 1824. 

158 Daniel Bidwell, b. 1708 ; d. 4 Dec, 1777 ; m., 5 Dec, 
1733, Mary Ehivorth^ b. 17 10, d. 26 Feb., 1777. She was from 
East Windsor, Ct. 

Children : 

363 Chloe, b. 4 Sept., 1734; d. 17 May, 1825. 

364 Mary, b. 9 June, 1736. 

365 Jonathan, b. 18 Feb., 1738 ; d. 4 June, 18x5. 

366 Lucy, b. I Nov., 1739; d. 29 Dec, 1763. 




Fifth Generation. 75 

367 Edatha, b. 12 Sept., 1741 ; d. 20 March, 1820. 

368 Sibyl, b. I Aug., 1743; d. 31 May, 1823. 

369 Daniel, b. 10 July, 1748 ; d. 8 Oct., 1776. 

370 Hannah, b. 31 March, J 750. 

A record of this family in the handwriting of Daniel Bidwell, ortho- 
graphy very curious, also a family Bible that belonged to the father 
of Mary Elsworth are in possession of Charles Marcus Bidwell of 
East Hartford, Ct. He is mentioned in Town Records of Hartford, 
vol. 8, from 1748-54. Vol. 10, from 1760-65. Vol. 11, from 
1762-69. Vol. 12 from 1767 to 70. Vol. 13 from 1767 to 76. 
Vol. 6 he is mentioned; also vol. 15. Windsor, Ct., land records 
vol. 10 page 256 : Daniel Bidwell Jr., of Hartford, Ct., bought 
land at Windsor, Ct., 3 Dec, 1756 of John Gridley. 

159 Samuel Bidwell, b. about 1710 ; m. Mary Pitkin^ b. 
1720, d. 9 April, 1756. She was the dau. of Caleb Pitkin. Windsor, 
Land Records, vol. 8, page 96 ; Dr. Joseph Bidwell of Hartford, 
Ct., bought of Caleb Pitkin of Hartford, land at Podunk, in Wind- 
sor, 17 April, 1749. 

371 Samuel, d. 1811. 

372 Thankful. 

373 Mabel. 

374 Nathaniel, b. 1750 ; d. April, 1812. 

375 George, b. 1753. 

He m. 2d Elizabeth Treaty or Widow Benton, 

Child : 

376 Ephraim, b. 1759. 

His first wife is buried at East Hartford and the following is the 
inscription. '' Here lyes ye body of Mrs. Mary the wife of Mr. 
Saml. Bidwell, who died April ye 9*^ A. D , 1756, in ye 36*^ year 
of her age." He is mentioned in Town Records of Hartford, vol. 
10, from 1760 to 65. Vol. II from 1762-69. Vol. 12 from 1767- 
70. Vol. 6. Vol. 15 from 1771-82. 

160 Dorothy Bidwell, m. Matthias Treat. They lived at 
East Hartford, Hockanum. 

167 OziAS Bidwell, b. about 1734; d about 1822 ; m. Penel- 
ope Beckwith^ b. 1744; d. 30 Aug., 1770. She is buried in the 



76 Bidwell Genealogy 

East Hartford graveyard and the inscription is as follows : *^ Here 
lies entered ye Body of Mrs. Penolophe Wife of Mr. Ozias Bidwell, 
who departed this life August ye 30^ A.D., 1770, in ye zf^ year of 
her age.'' 

Children : 

380 William b. 14 Aug., 1766; d. 21 March, 1831. 

381 Martha, b. 12 March, 1768; d. 26 July, 1819. 

Q82 Ozias Pitk?n. 1 u ui ^ • 

^o n* % r probably twins. 

383 George, d. young ; J ^ ^ 

He m., 2d Esther BrainardyA, 1799. She may have been the 
Widow Brooks. 

Children : 

384 Esther, d. 1772; d. 2 May, 1869. 

385 Anna, bapt. 28 April, 1776. 

386 Elizabeth. 

387 George, b. 17 July, 1782; d. Oct., 1859. 

388 Heman. 

389 John, b. 1785 ; d. 8 May, 1851. 

390 Abigail, b. 1788. 

391 Hannah, b. March, 1789. \twin<; 

392 Huldah, b. March 1789 ; d. 8 Feb., 1868, /^^^"s- 

393 Fabeus, b. 3 Dec, 1792; d. 9 June, 1874. 

394 Jerusha, b. 1796; d. 25 July, 1862. 

He m. 3d Widow Smithy formerly a Butler. No children. 

He lived at East Hartford, Ct., and d. at the house of his dau. 
Esther, at East Glastenbury, Ct. He is mentioned in vol. 15, Hart- 
ford Town Records, from 1771-82. 

168 Elizabeth Bidwell, m., 14 Oct., 1756, Stephen Beldeuy 
b. 1727, d. 8 Nov., 1764. They were m. and lived at East Hart- 
ford, Ct. 

She m. 2d, E%ra Burnham^ b. 1721 j d. 8 Dec, 1776. He was 

b. at East Hartford. His first wife was Mindwell , b. 1737, 

d. 25 March, 1761. (No child). 

She m., 3d John Sage. 



Fifth Generation. 77 

169 Abigail Bidwell, b. 1737; d. 6 Feb., 1818, aged 82 ; 
m. Nathan Belden^ b. 1736, d. 23 Aug., 1794, ae. 58 years. 

170 Anne Bidwell, m, Daniel Hale. 
Child : 

414 Thomas. 

171 Hannah Bidwell, b. 1747; d. 14 Feb., 1819, aged 72; 
in. George Olmstead, b. 1745, d. 14 July, 1792, ae. 47 years. 

Children : 

415 Sage, b. 18 June, 1775 ; d. 27 Dec, 1808. 

416 Elizabeth, b. 8 July, 1777; d. 30 Nov., 1828. 

417 Hannah, b. 16 Aug., 1780; d. 21 Nov., 1864. 

418 Clarissa, b. 16 April, 1783 ; d. 18 Jan., 1822. 

Clarissa, did not marry. 

177 Benjamin Eno, b. 5 Oct., 1719; m., Jan., 1742, Wtdcw 
Jerusha Pinney. 

Children : 

419 Benjamin, b. 2 Dec, 1742. 

420 James, b. 17 June, 1743. 

421 Joab, b. 6 March, 1745. 

180 Samuel Eno, Jr., b. 19 March, 1738; m., 7 May, 1777, 
Mercey Manley. He enlisted from Windsor, Ct., in 1759. 

Children : 

422 Samuel, b. 4 Feb., 1778; d. 27 Feb., 1782. 

423 Daniel, b. 12 Jan., 1780. 

424 Mary, b. 4 March, 1783. 

425 Samuel, b. 4 Nov., 1785. 

182 Lt. Daniel Eno, b. 12 April, 1742; d. 9 Dec, 1797 ; m., 
23 Jan., 1783, Esther Phelps^ d. 10 July, 1787. 

Children : 

426 Hezekiah, b. i July, 1783. 

427 Esther, b. 9 July, 1785. 

428 Daniel, b. 6 Jan., 1788. 

429 Mary, b. 26 Dec, 1794- 



jS Bidwell Genealogy 

187 Capt. Roger Eno, m., lo March, 1763, Jerusha Hayden. 
Children : 

430 Jerusha, b. 6 Feb., 1766. \, .„^ 

431 Sybil, b. 6 Feb., 1766. /^wins. 

432 Rogei, b. 14 Feb., 1768. 

433 Paoli, b. 19 Feb., 1 770. 

434 Elizabeth, b. 20 May, 1774. 

He enlisted in 1759, and was lieuteuant and then lieut. col. under 
Benedict Arnold in expedition to Canada in 1775, he was then 
promoted to colonel and commanded a regiment on Long Island, and 
was afterward a general. 

188 Capt. Jonathan Eno, m. Mary Hart. She was from 
Berlin, Ct. 

Children : 

435 Polly, b. 21 Dec, 1764. 

436 Rhoda, b. 12 Aug., 1766. 

437 Jonathan, b. 15 March, 1769. 

438 Lucretia, b. 13 Feb., 1771. 

439 Elizabeth, b. 9 Aug., 1773. 

440 Cynthia, b. 28 May, 1777. 

441 Salmon, b. 13 Dec, 1779. 

442 Chauncey, b. 19 Dec, 1782. 

443 Abigail, b. 28 Feb., 1785. 

190 Ruth Loomis, b. 24 Aug., 1729; d. 17 June, 1770 ; m., 
I Nov., 1763, Ebenezer Holman. 

191 Jerusha Loomis, b. 10 July, 1731; m. Sprague. 

193 Gideon Loomis, b. 30 Dec, 1735 ; d. 7 May, 1802 ; m., 
1765, Hannah Booth, d. 4 April, 1787. Lived at South Windsor, 
Ct. He served in Revolutionary war. 

Children : 

451 Gideon, b. 9 Aug., 1767 ; d. 23 July, 1834. 

452 Jerusha, b. 2 Aug., 1769.* 

453 Sarah, b. 1771 ; d. 27 Oct.', 1793. 



Fifth Generation. 79 

195 MiNDWELL LooMis, b. 3 Nov., 1739; m., 5 June, 1761, 
Titus King, He was of East Windsor, Ct. 

197 Mabel BiDWELL, b. 1738; d. 14 Feb., 1774; m. 

Kibbe, They moved to the Green Mountains, Vt., and her sister 
Lucretia not having married lived with them after the death of their 
mother. 

198 John Bidwell, b. 1740; d. 9 March, 181 7; m. Sarah 
Spencer^ b. 1743, d. i Aug., 1830. They were born and always 
lived at East Hartford, Conn., and are buried there. He was a miller 
and farmer. His father left him a share in the mill. 

Children : 

461 Jerusha, b. 1765; d. 20 May, 1842. 

462 Sarah, b. 20 Feb., 1767 ; d. 20 Dec, 1768. 

463 John, b. 2 Feb., 1769; d. 7 July, 1804. 

464 Sarah, b. 1771 ; d. 10 June, 1804. 

465 Timothy, b. 20 Dec, 1773; d. i March, 1847. 

466 Huldah, b. 1779; d. 12 July, 1853. 

467 Emily, b. 1784; d. 4 Sept., 1870. 

The part of East Hartford where his mill stood is now called 
Burnside. He is mentioned in Hartford Town Records, vol. 10, 
from 1760 to 65. Vol. 11, from 1762 to 69. Vol. 12, from 
1767 to 70. Vol. 13, from 1767 to 81. Vol. 14, from 1773 to 
85. Vol. 15, from 1 77 1 to 82. 

200 Capt. Zebulon Bidwell, b. 1743 ; d. 20 Sept., 1777 ; m., 
18 Dec, 1766, Mary Burnham ; she was a dau. of Thomas and Mary 
(Barber) Burnham, granddaughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Strong) 
Burnham, great-granddaughter of Thomas and Naomi (Hull) Burn- 
ham, and great-great-granddaughter of Thomas and Anna Burnham 
the emigrants. They lived at East Hartford, Conn. His mother 
lived with him. 

He vi^as a captain in the Revolutionary war and was killed at the 
battle of Stillwater, N. Y. He is mentioned in Hartford Town 



8o Bidwell Genealogy 

Records for 1762 to 1770 and in rolls of Revolutionary war, page 9, 
22 Aug., 1777. 

Children : 

468 Joel, b. 4 March, 1768; d. 1768. 

469 Mary, b. 17 June, 1769. 

470 Joel, b. 6 June, 1771 ; d. 26 March, 1772. 

471 Moses, b. 16 March, 1773. 

472 Beulah, b. i April, 1775 ; d. 16 Oct., 1776. 

473 William, b. 1777. 

474 Zebulon, b. 1777. 

Zebulon removed from East Hartford, Ct., to Middlebury, Vt. 
He was in the Revolutionary war at N. Y., and at Yorktown, 
Va., at the surrender of Cornwallis. She was born at East 
Windsor, Ct., and was drowned in Otter Creek in Middlebury ; she 
was out visiting and staid until evening, a boy was sent to light her 
home; he went on ahead, there was no railing to the bridge across 
Otter Creek and she walked off and was drowned. The boy went 
on to her house and as she did not come her family went to look for 
her. A light snow had fallen that evening so they could trace her 
footprints to where she walked off the bridge; they did not find 
her body until after midnight. 

A curious monument to his son Wm., can be seen in the cemetery 
at East Hartford, it is as follows : In memory of Wm., son of the 
late Capt. Zebulon and Mrs. Mary Bidwell, who was stillborn soon 
after his Father's death (and perhaps quited Life at ye news thereof) 
who was killed in ye Northern Army, 20 Sept., 1777, in his 34th 
year. 

*' Abroad from home in Earth's cold womb, 
His body sleeping lies ; 
May we prepare to meet him where 
Are everlasting joys.'' 

201 Elisha Bidwell, b. 1751 ; d. 14 March, 1834 ; m. Lydia 
Loomis, b. 5 Oct., 1748, d. Oct., 1807. She was a dau. of John 



Sixth Generation. 8i 

Loomis, of Windsor, Ct. He was born at East Hartford, Ct., and 
died at Canton, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. 
Children : 

475 Mabel, b. 1775; d. Feb., 1864. 

476 Lydia, b. 1777 ; d. 29 July, 1867. 

477 Zebulon, b. 17 July, 1778. 

478 Elisha, b. 21 Jan., 1781; d. 8 Jan., 1857. 

479 Beulah, b. 1783. 

480 Ursula, b. 1786. 

481 Levi, b. 1788 ; d. at East Hartford, aged 14 or 15 years. 
Elisha is mentioned in Hartford Town Records, vol. 13, from 

1767 to 81. 

202 Ruth Bidwell, b. 15 Sept., 1752; d. 27 April, 1825 ; m. 
EUazer Bidwell (No. 205), b. 2 Aug., 1752, d. 2 Nov., 1840. They 
were cousins,' he being a son of Dr. Joseph (No. 80). They were 
born at East Hartford, and were married there and moved to Cole- 
brook, Conn., where they lived, died and are buried. 

Children ; 

482 Eleazer, b. 29 July, 1776; d. 26 Oct., 1854. 

483 Zebulon, b. 31 March, 1778 j d. 3 May, 1782. 

484 Linus, b. 29 Feb, 1780; d. May, 1842. 

485 Elias, b. 23 Feb., 1782; d. 1858. 

486 Luman, b. 6 June, 1784 ; d. April, i860. 

487 Phineas, b. 13 April, 1787; d. 8 May, 1841. 

488 Elihu, b. 2 June, 1789 ; d. 27 March, 1827. 

489 Jeremiah, b. 28 March, 1792; d. 23 May, 1792. 

490 Luther, b. 29 March, 1795 ; d. 13 June, 1838. 

203 Stephen Bidwell, b. Nov., 1730; d. 26 May, 1806; 
m. Rebecca Keeney, 

Children : 

491 Polly, b. II Oct., 1759; d. 21 Aug., 1836. 

492 Zebulon, b. 1760; d. 31 July, 1853' 

493 David, b. 17 Jan., 1761 ; d. 23 April, 1798. 

494 Stephen. 

495 Rebecca, b. 4 Sept., 1766"; d. 20 Jan., 1847. 

'496 Esther, b. 17695 d. 1789. 
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He is mentioned in Hartford Town Records, vol. i6, from 
1783-86; and in Probate Records, vol. 16, page 2: Stephen Bid- 
well aged 20 years, son of Zebulon, late of Hartford, made choice 
of his uncle John Bidwell to be his guardian, 26 Aug., 1750. He 
is buried at Manchester, Conn. 

204 Joseph Bidwell, b. 30 July, 1750 ; d. about 1824; m., 
26 Feb., 1772, Theodosia Holcomb^h, 11 Aug., 1750, d. about 1824. 

They lived at Colebrook, Ct. They moved to York, Livings- 
ton Co. N. Y., about 1820, and d. there. 

Children : 

497 Joseph. 

498 Asa, b. 5 Oct., 1778 ; d. 27 Aug., 1852; 

206 Dr. Epapheas Bidwell, b. March, 1754; d. July, 1828; 
m. Margaret Bissell^ b. ^4 Oct., 1746. 

Children : 

499 Huldah, b. 1786; d. 1865. 

500 Sophia, b. 1788. 

501 James, b. 1790. 

She d. at East Hartford, aged 84, she was from East Windsor, 
Ct. He was a physician and was born, lived and died at East 
Hartford, Ct. 

Their daughter Sophia in 1871, was living in the homestead at 
East Hartford. He marched to the relief of Boston, in April, 1775, 
as a private under Col. Geo Pitkin. About 1820, he kept a public 
house corner Silver Lane and Main street. 

207 RoDOLPHUs Bidwell, b. 26 Sept., 1755; d. 23 May, 
1840 ; m., 4 Nov., 1778, Mary Sprague, b. 3 March, 1751 ; d. 15 
July, 1793. He was born, lived and died in the same house at East 
Hartford, Ct. She was from Andover, Ct. 

Children : 

502 Joel, b. Aug., 1779; d. 10 May, 1812. 

503 Jerusha, b. 21 Feb., 1781 ; d. 21 Aug., 1863. 

504 Solomon, b. 23 June, 1784 \ d. 1858. 



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505 Mary, b. 18 June, 1786; d. 3 Oct., 1842. 

506 Eli, b. 20 Sept., 1788 J d. 22 Nov., 1849. 

507 Harvey, b. 9 Dec, 1790; d. 1^57. 

508 George, b. 19 June, 1793, d. 25 March, 1862. 

Jerusha did not marry. She lived to an advanced age at Andover, 
Conn., with her sister Mary. 

He married 2d, 26 Dec, 1793, Phebe Daniels^ b. 5 April, 1764, 
d. 12 Jan., 1833. 

Children : 

509 Betsey, b. 14 May, 1795; ^« '7 Oct., 1867. 

510 Jesse, b. 2 Jan., 1797 ; d. 10 April, 1806. 

511 Oliver, b. 5 Aug., 1798; d. 15 April, 1800. 

512 Sarah, b. 8 June, 1800. 

513 Lydia, b. 27 June, 1803. 

514 Chloe, b. 17 Feb., 18055 d. 1855, ae. 50. 

Rodolphus is mentioned in Town Records of Hartford, Vol. 13, 
from 1667-81. Chloe d. unmarried, was troubled for many years 
with ossification of the throat and it was very difficult for her to 
swallow enough to keep alive. 

208 Elijah Bidwell, b. March, 1758; d. unmarried. He 
lived with his brother Rodolphus. 

209 Hannah Bidwell, b. Dec, 1761; d. g Jan., 1841 ; m., 
I June, 1786, Charles Reynolds^ b. Nov., 1760; d. 12 April, 1816. 
He may have been born at Wrentham, Mass. He served during 
the Revolutionary War. They lived and diedat East Hartford ; he 
was a blacksmith there. 

Children : 

515 Hannah, b. 23 Jan., 1787; d. 11 Nov., 1871. 

516 Susan, b, 21 Sept., 1788; d. 11 Oct., 1869. 

517 Horace, b. 27 Jan., 1790. 

518 Sarah, b. 29 Oct., 1791 ; d. 12 Aug., 1796. 

519 Charles, b. i Dec, 1793; d. 20 July, 1796. 

520 Amelia, b. 6 Nov., 1795 ; d. 8 July, 1848. 

521 Charles, b. 8 Jan., 1798 ; d. 6 Sept., 1871, 



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522 Sarah, b. 4 May, 1800. 
223 Harvey, b. 28 Dec, 1802. 

524 Walter, b. 15 July, 1805; <•• 26 Nov., 1879. 
Neither Harvey or Hannah married. 

211 AsHBEL BiDWELL, b. 23 Aug., 1751, d. 1830; m., 1786, 
Prudence Roberts, b. 9 April, 1755 ; d. 1829. They lived at Eift 
Hartford, Ct. He was a weaver on a hand loom ; m. at East Hart- 
ford. 

Children : 

525 Ashbel, b. 20 Oct., 1787 ; d. 1793. 

526 Velina, b. 31 July, 1789; d. 28 Nov., 1855. 

527 Lewis, b. 18 July, 1793 ; d. 20 April, i860. 

528 Dennis, b. 23 July, 1795. 

Vol. 2 Rolls of Revolutionary War, page 121 (at Comptroller 
Office Hartford) he is mentioned as a private, 4 Sept., 1780, in Col. 
P. B. Bradley^s Regiment of the Regular Army. 

213 Enodias BiDWELL, b. May, 17585 d. 1818; m. Lucy 
Loomisy d. summer of 1827. He was bapt. 14 May, 1758. They 
were both buried at East Hartford cemetery near the road. 

Children : 

529 Frederick, b. Sept., 1780. 

530 Tryphena, b. June, 1782; d. young. 

531 Darda, b. Dec, 1783 ; d. young. 

532 Tryphena, b. May, 1785. 

533 Martin, b. 5 March or May, 1787 ; d. 3 Oct., 1861. 

534 Darda, b. 31 July, 1789; d. 6 April, 1825. 

535 Lucy, b. July, 1792 ; d. aged 50 years. 

536 Giles, b. June, 1796. 

Frederick died unmarried. All the children but Martin died of 
consumption. 

They lived and died on what is now called Burnside avenue. East 
Hartford, they lived near the fork of the road, between the Middle 
and Boston turnpike ; his brother Ashbel lived east of his house ; 
their houses were very queer looking with sharp roof, and diamond 
paned windows and between them stood a shop. He was something 
of a mathamatician and difficult problems were sent him from all 



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parts of the State ; he would go up into his garret and work them 
out. He had a genealogical record in the shape of a tree. Neither 
Frederick, Lucy, or Giles married. The daughter Lucy, died at 
Hebron, Ct. ; she had a record of the Bidwell family. Enodias, 
served in the Revolutionary War. 

While in the woods one day with his gun he caught sight of an 
Indian crouching in the bushes, he held his gun at arm's length 
above his head and shouted. ^' I am Enodias Bidwell. I wont 
shoot if you wont/' getting no reply he gathered courage and found 
the Indian had been dead many days. He owned Cotton's Tavern 
and store on the corner of Tolland Turnpike and Burnside ave., and 
probably this place descended to him from his father. Before rail- 
roads this was quite a station on the road. 

Some of the East Hartford BIdwells were Ashbel, Rodolphus, 
Daniel, Moses, Russell, Jonathan, anj John all living in rotation 

from Bidwell Lane, now Burnside avenue, to Scotland in East 
Hartford ; also Deacon Bidwell, in East Hartford, Ct. The genea- 
logical record I have never been able to find. 

440 Abigail Bidwell, b. 1734; d. 1810; m. Thomas Cone. 
She did not marry until past middle life. 

441 RuHAMAH Bidwell, d. 18 14; m. James Cornish. 

243 Thomas Bidwell, b. 1738; d. 3 Dec, 1802; m. Esther 
Orton^ b. 22 May, 1738 ; d. 17 Oct., 1823. He vifas born, lived 
and died at Canton, Ct. She was born at Farmington, and died at 
Canton, Conn. 

Children : 

542 Jehiel, b. 1760 ; d. Jan., 1777. 

543 Rivcrius, b. 20 Aug., 1762 ; d. 22 July, 1822, 

544 Thomas, b. 1764 ; d. 1848. 

545 Norman, b. 1768; d. 1849. 

546 Lois, b. 22 May, 1772 ; d. 26 Dec, 1835. 

547 Jasper, b. 1775; d. 1848. 

Mrs. M. B. Barnes says of Thomas and wife. " To a man of 
straight forward honesty, energy and kindness, united with great 
plainness of speech ; she was a most suitable companion, with great 



86 Bidwell Genealogy 

intelligence and correct judgment. She was well endowed ; her 
tomb is beside that of her husband in the old Canton burying ground. 
The following is copied from his monument : '* In memory of 
Deacon Thomas Bidwell, who departed this life 3 Dec, 1802, in the 
64th year of his age. Unshaken in the great truth of the Gospel, in 
this he was as an iron pillar, and steadfast as a wall of brass ; he lived 
and died in the confidence of his brethren. But though dead he yet 
speaketh to the church, to his family and to all who knew him." 

'* Thou tomb shall safe retain thy sacred trust," 
" Till life divine reanimate his dust." 

He served during the Revolutionary War, as I find vol. 2 Militia 
Roll of Revolutionary War, at Hartford, that 24 Jan., 1778, he 
lost his baggage and collected from the State for it £1. 6. 2. and again 
in (E. Haskell's Receipt) Pay Rolls of Officers of the Militia from 
Connecticut in Revolutionary War, page 9 ; he is mentioned date 30 
May, 1778, as Capt. Thomas Bidwell, in the Bennington Alarm list. 

343 Prudence Bidwell, b. 1740 ; d. 20 Dec, 1772; m., 
I June, 1765, Aaron Pinney, He was a captain. 

346 Adonijah Bidwell, b. 6 Aug., 1761 ; d. 14 Feb., 1837 j 
m., 15 Jan., 1789, Melicent Dench^ b. 4 April, 1764, d. 27 July, 
i860. 

Children : 

550 Dench, b. 4 Nov., 1789; d. 25 June, 1790. 

551 Lawson Dench, b. 21 March, 1791 ; d. 23 Sept., 1863. 

552 John Devotion, b. 25 Oct., 1792 ; d. 27 May, 1867. 

553 Adonijah S., b. 9 July, 1794; d. 10 Dec, 1830. 
• 554 Barnabas, b. 13 March, 1796 ; d. 8 April, 1882. 

555 Horace, b. 29 Oct., 1797; d. 27 Oct., 1837. 

556 7th son, b. 13 Aug., 1799; d. 23 Aug., 1799. 

557 Gilbert, b. 14 Oct., 1800 ; d. 5 Sept., 1803. 

558 Alfred Gilbert, b. 2 Sept., 1802; d. 2 July, 1881, 

559 Melicent, b. 25 Sept., 1804. 

560 Philo, b. 20 Oct., 1806; d. 17 April, 1808, 

561 Almira Cecilia, b. 23 Feb., 1809. 



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They lived in Hillsdale, N. Y., in 1826. Col. Co. Records, 
Book L. page 356 : of Hillsdale 10 April, 1826. Book W., page 
426 : sold to his son Alfred G. 

The son Adonijah S., did not marry ; he was thoroughly educated 
and highly accomplished and was a physician. 

247 Barnabas Bidwell, b. 23 Aug., 1763 ; d. 27 July, 1833 ; 
m., 21 Feb., 1793, ^^^ Gray^ b. 28 May, 1764, d. 2 Feb., 1808. 

Children : 

562 Sarah Gray, b. 12 July, 1796; d. 20 Jan., 1864. 
J 563 Marshall Spring, b. 16 Feb., 1799 ; d. 24 Oct., 1872. 

They were married at Watertown, Mass. She was born at Stock- 
bridge, Mass. 

He lived at Stockbridge, Mass., was treasurer of Berkshire Co.," 
Mass., attorney-general of Mass., and member of congress from 
Mass. ; became involved in bank difficulties and went to Bath, 
Canada, and afterwards to Kingston, where he lived and died. He 
graduated at Yale College in 1785; he was a tutor at Yale from 
1787 to 1790. Received degree of A.M. from Williams and Yale,' 
and LL.D., from Browns. In 1792 he was a member of the Conn. 
Society for the promotion of freedom. He prepared the eleven 
sketches of Canada that appear in Gourlay's work and form its most ' 
valuable portion. He was elected to represent Lennox and Adding- 
ton in Canada but was not allowed to serve on the grounds of his 
being an alien, although he was excluded by a majority of only one, 
16 for him to 17 against. See Hildreth's Hist, of U. S., vol. 5, 
pages 566, 569, 570, 571 and 629 and vol. 6, page 26. 

248 Jemima Bidwell, b. 26 Jan., 1765 ; d. 28 Jan., 1842 ; 
m., 3 June. 1787, IVilliam Patridge^ b. 30 April, 1753; d. 28 
Oct., 1836. 

Children : 

564 Williams, born 26 April, 1788 ; d. 4 Oct., 1866 or 5. 

565 Oliver, b. 28 Oct., 1789; d. 4 March, 1872. 

566 Emily, b. 14 Aug., 1791. 

567 Edward, b. 27 Aug., 1793; ^- ^7 May, 1840. 

568 Mercy, b. 14 Aug., 1795 \ d. 26 Dec, 1872. 



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569 Maria, b. i Dec, 1797; d. 15 Sept., 1866. 

570 Pamela, b. 25 Sept., 1799; d. 28 Sept,, 1841. 

571 Samuel, b. 18 Nov., 1801 ; d. 15 Dec, 1880. 

572 John, b. 24 Dec, 1803; d. 30 April, 1870. 

573 George Washington, b. 26 Dec, 1805 ; d. 19 Feb., 1858. 

574 Cotton Mather, b. 21 Aug., 1808 ; d. 18 or 20 or 29 
Aug., 1856. 

575 James Harvey, b. 8 June, 1810. 

He was born at Hatfield, Hampshire Co., Mass. They lived at 
Pittsfield, Mass., from 1787 to their death. She was born at Tyring- 
ham, Mass. 

Pamela did not marry. She lived at Pittsfield, but being in poor 
health went to Onondaga Hill, N. Y., and died and was buried 
there. 

Dr. Oliver Partridge of Stockbridge (brother of Wm.), in 1838, 
then 90 years old, said '* that when Wm. died his family were all 
grown and livings but so scattered in Mass., N. Y., Cuba, Astoria, 
Oregon, etc, that there was not 40 minutes in the 24 hours that 
the sun did not shine on some of them. He and wife are buried in 
the cemetery at Pittsfield, Mass. He was a son of Oliver Partridge. 

From Gen. Register, vol. 17, page 126: Wm. Partridge m., 11 
Jan., 1692-3, Abigail Reading. They had Nchemiah, b. 2 Feb., 
1695-65 Sarah, b. 8 Dec, 1694; Wm., b. 22 Jan , 1697-8, and 
d. 19 Feb., 1677-8 ; Mary, b. 9 April, 1699; William, b. 24 Dec, 
1700, d. 4 March, 1701-2; William, b. 25 Feb., 1702; Abigail, 
b. 10 Feb., 1704. Abigail the mother d. 29 Aug., 1704, and he 
m., 2d, 28 Nov., 1710, Hannah Griffin, and from Gen. Reg. for 

Jan., 188 1, Col. Partridge died at Hatfield, Mass., 25 Dec, 1740, 
in the 96th year of his age. He was a very pious, sincere and 
honest man, one that served his generation to a great age by the 
will of God, discharged the several offices of honor and trust the 
government put upon him with great diligence, prudence, courage 
and integrity. 

349 Theodosia Bidwell, b. 29 Nov., 1766; d. 5 April, 
1841 ; m., 1793, ^l^^^ Brewer, b. 9 Jan., 1770, d. 6 April, 1804. 
He graduated at Yale, 1793, and in 1796 or 7 removed from South 
Tyringham to Lennox where he engaged in the practice of law. 



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Children : 

576 Edwin, b. 16 Oct., 1794 ; d. 9 July, 1859. 

577 Josiah, b. i June, 1796 5 d, 19 Nov., 1872. 

578 Eliab, b. 18 Oct., 1797; d. 5 Sept., 1829. 

579 Bid well, b. 31 March, 1799; d. 1880. 

580 Theodosia Bidwell, b. 13 Nov., 1800 ; d. 29 May, 1870. 

581 Sylvester, b. 12 Aug., 1802 ; d. 6 June, 1834.. 

After her husband's death she taught school at Pittsfield, Mass. 

Neither Edwin, Eliab, Theodosia or Sylvester married. 

Edwin was at Yale class of 1823 and Eliab at Yale class of 1824. 

250 Hannah Bidwell, b. 11 Oct., 1741 ; d. 4 April, 18045 
m., 27. March, 1766, Samuel Foote^ b. 10 Oct., 1744, d. July, 1770. 
He was of Torrington, Ct. She was b. at Bloomfield, Ct. He 
was a son of Samuel, of Simsbury, Ct. 

Children : 

582 Roger, b. 27 Dec., 1766. 

583 Samuel, b. 27 March, 1771. 

She m. 2d, Roswell Olmsted. He was of New Hartford, Ct. 
Children : 

584 EKhu, b. 17 Feb., 1782; d. 16 May, 1853. 

585 Stanley, b. 1784; d. 2 Dec, 1826. 

251 Abigail Bidwell, b. 26 May, 1743; m., 11 March, 
1773, Charles Seward. He was of Torrington, Ct. See Windsor 
Families, book i, page 52. 

252 Jonathan Bidwell, b. 6 Feb., 1745; d. 11 May, 1811 ; 
m., 18 July, 1 771, Abigail Eggleston. They lived at Windsor, 
Conn. 

Children : 

592 Abigail, b. 7 Feb., 1772; d. 24 Aug., 1854. 

593 Candace, b. 21 Nov., 1774; d. 29 Sept., i860. 

594 Jonathan, b. 27 March, 1777 ; d. 25 June, 1861. • 

595 James. 

596 Nathaniel, b. 23 June, 1786 ; d. 13 March, 1868. 



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Farmington Town Records, vol. 37, page 470 : Jonathan Bidwell, 
of Windsor, Ct., sold land at Farmington, 3 April, 1810. Windsor 
Land Records, vol. 18, page 83: Jonathan Bidwell bot. of Elisha 
Allyn both of Windsor, Ct., land there 17 Sept., 1791. Vol. 22, 
page 70 : Jonathan Bidwell, of Windsor, Ct.-, sold to Jonathan, Jr., 
James and Nathaniel Bidwell, land at Wintonbury, Ct., 14 May, 
1804. He was drafted from Wintonbury, Ct., during the Revo- 
lutionary war, and served during 1776 at New York city and 
Westchester Co., N. Y. 

354 Mabel Bidwell, b. 26 June, 1749 ; m. Codw ell Parsons ; 
d. Windsor, Ct. 

356 Anne Bidwell, b. 25 Nov., 1753; m , 27 Sept., 1775, 
Nathaniel Austen, He was of Torringford, Ct. 

358 Theodosia Bidwell, b. 20 Jan., 1759 ; ra. Elisha Lord, 
They lived -at Farmington, Ct. 

359 Esther Bidwell, b. 6 May, 1750; d. about 1806; m., 
1770 or 71, Charles Moore. They lived at Nine Partners, Dutchess 
Co., N. Y., before they moved to Stillwater. At his death he still 
owned the farm he first settled on at Stillwater. She is buried in 
the cemetery at Bemus Heights, N. Y. 

Children : 

607 Esther. 

608 Elizabeth. 

609 Tryphena. 

610 David, d. 1829 or 30. 

611 Gideon, b. 1782. 

612 Charles, d. 1846. 

They were both among the original members of the ist Presby- 
terian church at Stillwater, 1793, and he was elected the first and 
only deacon, which office he continued to hold until his death. 

Esther did not marry ; she was drowned in the Hudson river when 
a young woman. 

360 David Bidwell, b. 20 Oct., 1754 ; d. 6 April, 1829 ; m. 
Mary Gregory, b. 20 May, 1751, d. 15 April, 1802. They lived 



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and died at Stillwater, N. Y. They were m. at Balston, N. Y., 
and she was born there. 

Children : 

613 Reuben, b. 23 July, 1781 ; d. 18 March, 1852. 

614 Hannah, b. 20 Jan , 1785 ; d. 25 Jan., 1854. 

615 Charles Moore, b. 3 June, 1788 ; d. 14 July, 1831. 

261 Jacob Bidwell, b. 9 Sept., 1758 ; m. Dolly Andrews. 
He moved from Stillwater, N. Y., with his wife and child, and his 
relatives never heard from him afterwards. He was a farmer. 
He may have settled near Seneca Lake, N. Y. 

262 Daniel Bidwell, m. Rachel Drake. 

Children : 

620 Esther, b. 1782 ; d. 9 March, 1823. 

621 Levi, b. about 1790; d. 1868. 

622 Elizabeth, b. 14 April, 1793; d. 31 March, 1875. 

623 Drake. 

624 Daniel. 

625 David. 

526 Phebe, b. 26 Feb., 1801 ; d. 30 Jan., 1880. 

627 Cornelius. 

628 Rachel. 

629 Mary. 

630 Millie. 

631 Tryphena. 

Neither David or Cornelius married. 

They moved from Stillwater, N. Y., to Pennsylvania, and then 
between 1800 and 10, to Kentucky, and afterwards to Carmi, 
White Co., 111. He fought in Revolutionary war and had a soldier's 
claim for 160 acres of land in N. Y., on the Susquehanna river. 

263 Tryphena Bidwell; m. David Morehouse, 

They lived and died at Saratoga, N. Y. Ezra Davis, of Saratoga 
Springs, N. Y., is a grandson. 



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364 Abram Bidwell, b. 3 March, 1769; d. 4 Feb., 1842; 
m., 26 Oct., 1786, Abigail Benedict^ b. March, 1 769V d. about 1813. 

He was a farmer. She was a daughter of Eli Benedict. She d. 
at Chateaugay, N. Y. 

Children : 

637 David. 
641 Stephen. 

647 Daniel. 

He m., 2d, 31 March, 18 16, Clarrissa GriggSy b. 31 July, 1778 ; 
d. I Jan., 1853. ^^^ ^^5 ^^^^ ^^ Winchenden, Mass., m. at 
Glover, Vt., they d. at Van Buren, Darke Co., O. 

Children : 

648 Laurinda, b. 4 Feb., 181 7. 

649 John, b. 5 Aug., 1819. 

650 Thomas J., b. 18 Feb., 1821 ; d. 8 Sept., 1867. 

651 Amzi, b. 18 June, 1822. 

652 Alpheus, b. 4 Jan.., 1826. 

He was born at Stillwater, N. Y., just before 1812; he was in 
the lumber business near Montreal, Canada, and when the war broke 
out he and his son David were drafted into the British army, to 
effect his escape, rescue David and get back into the state of New 
York, was a thrilling episode in his life. His wife died while he 
was separated from her in Canada and he never saw any of his 
eleven children after the war. After his second marriage he went 
west and lived in Chautauqua Co., N. Y., where his son John was 
born and then to Erie, Pa., and afterwards to Ashtabula Co., Ohio, 
and finally to Darke Co., O., where he died. He intended when 
his circumstances would allow him to reunite his family, but he 
could not do so during his life. 

265 Phineas Bidwell, b. 9 May, 1771 ; d. 28 Aug., 18145 
m., 7 March, 1793, Hannah If^illiams^ b. 19 Nov., 1773, d. 7 
Jan., 1843. ^^ ^^^ ^°^" *^ Stillwater, and she at Saratoga, N. Y. 
She was a descendant of Roger Williams, of Rhode Island. They 
were married at Stillwater; his parents lived with him until their 



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death. They left Stillwater about 1810 and settled at German 
Flats, Herkimer Co., N. Y. He was a farmer. 

Children : 

653 Esther, b. Feb., 1794; d. i July, 1811. 

654 Robert, b. Aug., 1775. 

655 Daniel, b. 3 March, 1797. 

656 Martha, b. 1799 ; d. 1879. 

657 Tryphena, b. 7 July, 1800. 

658 Phineas, b. 3 July, 1802 ; d, 17 Dec, 1862. 

659 Sarah, b. 20 Sept., 1804; d. ii Jan., 1873. 

660 Abraham W. S., b. 21 Dec, i8o6, 

661 Hannah, b. 12 April, 1809. 

662 David Joseph, b. 12 Feb., 1812; d. in infancy. 

663 Isaac, b. 14 Feb., 18 14. / 

268 Sarah Bidwell, b. 9 Nov., 1747 ; m. Jonathan Montague. 
He was from R. I. 

Children : 

664 Charlotte, b. 12 July, 1789. 

370 Theodore Bidwell, b. about 1753 > ^- ^g®^ ^7 > "^* 
Mercy Harb^ b. 1754, d. 14 Nov., 1800. 

Children : 

665 Mary, b. 1774 ; d. 29 Jan., 1846. 

666 Susan. 

667 Abia. 

668 Abigail, b. i Nov., 1786; d. 10 March, 1787. 

669 Abigail. 

670 Marvoa, b. 25 July, 1787 ; d. 20 June, 1824; 

They lived at Farmington, Conn., he was a blacksmith and made 
edge tools. 

He was born at Litchfield, and died at New Haven, Conn. She 
was a dau. of Thomas and granddaughter of Stephen Harb. 

' In the cemetery at Farmington I found his wife's tombstone, 
with inscription as follows : This monument was erected by 
Theodore Bidwell to the memory of Mercy his wife, who on the 



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12 July, 1796, was wounded by lightning and continued declining 
until the 14 Nov., 1800 ; then expired in the 46th year of her age. 
Farmington Town Records, vol. 26, page 59 : Theodore and Mercy 
Bidwell, and Eunice Harb, all of Farmington, sold land there i 
Sept., 1778 ; and vol. 31, page 13 : Theodore and Titus Bidwell sold 
land there 21 Aug., 1795 ; and page 227 : Isaac, of Farmington, sold 
lane at Farmington to Titus and Theodore of Farmington. 

271 HuLDAH Bidwell, b. 20 Aug., 1755 ; may have married 
either a Harb or Sweet, 

372 Anna Bidwell, b. 4 April, 1758 ; m. North. 

273 Levina Bidwell, b. 20 May, 1760 ; she may have married 
cither Harb or Sweet, 

2114: Isaac Bidwell, b. 25 Aug , 1762; d. 15 Nov., 1822 ; m., 
8 May, 1783, Lavina Harb^ b. 13 Oct., 1769; d. 19 Jan., 1847. 

Children : 

675 Chauncey, b. i April, 1784; d. 31 June, 1807. 

676 Sidney, b. 27 March, 1786; d. 13 July, 1826. 

677 Elizabeth, b. 28 Oct., 1788 j d. 6 Nov., 1848. 

678 Lavina, b. 5 Jan., 1790; d. 2 Nov., 1795. 

679 Isaac, b. 2 Aug., 1792; d. 28 Oct., 1796. 

680 Julia, b. 31 Aug., 1797; d. 30 Nov., 1798. 

681 Lavina, b. 8 June, 1799; d. 10 Nov., 1869. 

682 Isaac H., b. 2 Sept., 1801 ; d. 26 June, 1802. 

683 Hiram H., b. 28 March, 1804; d. 8 March, 1877. 

684 Elmira, b. 5 July, 1806 ; d. 20 Sept., 1828. 1 

68s Elvira, b. 5 July, 1806; d. 26 Sept., 1843. J^^^"^* 
686 Geo. P., b. 13 Oct., 1809 ; d. i Dec., 1850. 

They were born and married in Farmington, they moved to West 
Stockbridge, Mass., where they died. He was a blacksmith. The 
children were all born in West Stockbridge. 

He is rated at Farmington in 1783 at 12 shillings, 1784 at £18. 
12., 1785 £81. 14. 3. He is also mentioned in Town Records of 
Farmington, vol. 27, page 83 : 5 Feb., 1787, he and wife Lavina, 



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of West Stockbridge, Mass., sell land ; and same, vol. 28, page 293 : 
3 Sept., 1790 ; and same in vol. 29, page 28, &c. 

Elmira did not marry. 

375 Chloe Bidwell, b. 1 Aug., 1764; m. Alexander Gridley. 
They were both of Farmington, Conn. 

Children : 

687 Adelia, b. 18 Oct., 1790. 

276 Titus Bidwell, b. 3 Oct., 1765 ; d. 9 Nov., 1808 5 m. 
Nancy Langdon^ d. 1 831. 

Children : 

688 Emily, bapt. 23 Oct., 1796. 

689 Julia, b. 24 Nov., 1797 ; d. 27 July, 1841. 

690 Henry L., b. Dec, 1803; d. 15 June, 1863. 

691 James, d. 2 April, i8o3. 

He was born, they lived and died at Farmington, Conn. She 
was a daughter of Joseph Langdon. Titus is buried in cemetery at 
Farmington. In memory of Mr. Titus Bidwell who departed this 
life 9 Nov., 1808, aged 44 years. His widow married second, Asa 
Andrus. 

He and wife were admitted to the Congregational church at Far- 
mington, 7 Aug., T796. In 1795 he was assessor at Farmington, 
Probate Records of Farmington, vol. 6, page 281 : The date of his 
inventory was 30 Nov., 1808, and the amount $9,682.49. Ezekiel 
Cowles and Nancy Bidwell, widow, were administrators and his 
widow Nancy and children Emily, Julia and Henry L., are named 
in will. Farmington Town Records, vol. 30, page 262 : Titus 
Bidwell, of Bristol, Conn., bot. land at Farmington ; 10 Oct., 1793, 
vol. 31, page 13 : Theodore and Titus, of Farmington, sold land at 
Farmington, 21 Aug., 1795; page 37, he bot. land at Farmington 
II March, 1796; page 227: Isaac Bidwell, of Farmington, sold 
land there to Titus and Theodore, 13 Nov., 1793. He also bot. 
land at Farmington, 12 May, 1797, 18 April, 1797, and 22 Oct., 
1799. Asa Andrews was appointed guardian of Julia and Henry 
L. Bidwell. 



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277 Elijah Bidwell, b. 9 Dec, 1760; d. 10 May, 1848; 
m. Lucy Cole^ b. 26 Aug., 1766, d. 14 March, 1842. They were 
born and married at Litchfield, and died at Hannibal, N. Y. He 
was a member of the Baptist church at Hannibal. He is mentioned 
at Litchfield, 1793 as a grand juror. Probably married at Litch- 
field. 

Children : 

692 Sarah, b. 14 Nov., 1785 ; d. 1835. 

693 Lucy, b. 4 June, 1787 ; d. 17 Sept., 1855. 

694 Bennett, b. 21 April, 1790; d. 18 Oct., 1830. 
69s Lurana, b. 6 July, 1792 ; d. 30 Dec, 181 2. 

696 Almira, b. 23 June, 1794; d. 23 Aug., 1824. 

697 Sophia, b. 23 Nov., 1797. 

698 David, b. 12 Jan., 1799; d. 18 March, 1836. 

699 Josiah, b. 5 Oct., 1802 ; d. 7 Oct., 1855. 

700 Harriet, b. 28 Aug., 1804; d. 2 Sept., 1804. 

701 Sylvanus, b. 6 April, 1808. 

The children may have been born at Clarendon, Vt. 
Daughter Lurana died unmarried at Rutland, Vt. 

278 Stephen Bidwell, b, 23 Nqv., 1765 ; d. 25 Oct., 1750; 
m., 26 Sept., 1786, Hannah Culver, h. 1762, d. 11 Aug., 1837. 
He was born at Litchfield, Conn., and they lived there and at North- 
field, Conn., where the children were born. 

Children : 

702 Charlotte, b. i March, 1788; d. 15 Nov., 1851. 

703 Minerva, b. 21 April, 1790 ; d. 8 March, 1870. 

704 Sheldon, b. 9 March, 1791 ; d. 12 March, 1863. 

705 Mabel, b. 13 Dec, 1792; d. 23 June, 1873. 

706 Linas, b. 16 Jan., 1794; d. 5 Sept., 1866. 

707 Joseph Camp, b. 28 Sept., 1795; d. 17 May, i860. 

708 Truman, b. 30 May, 1797. 

709 George, b. 9 Dec, 1798 ; d. 4 March,^i845. 

710 Cornelia, b. 12 July, 1800; d. 30 Aug., 1868. 

711 Susan Taylor, b. 23 Sept., 1802. 

Neither Charlotte or George married. Charlotte lived and died 
at Litchfield, Conn. 



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281 Ruth Bidwell, m. George Bull\ they lived and died at 
Litchfield, Ct. 

382 Mabel Bidwell, d. bet. 1846 and 1850; m. Timothy 
Wehstir. They lived and died at Catskill, N. Y. 

Children : 

716 Timothy, b. 10 Nov., 1772; d. abt. 1852. 

717 Norman. 

718 Dennis. 

719 Mabel, d. abt. 1835. 

They were early settlers at Acra, Greene Co.. N. Y. She was 
probably born and married there. She lived with her brother Timothy 
at time of her death. 

284 Jacob Bidwell, b. 2 Sept., 1767; d. 30 Nov., 1846; 
m., 2 Nov., 1789, Martha Tompkins^ b. 2 Nov., 1767, d. 14 Sept., 
1843. They died at Sidney, N. Y. She was born and married at 
Watertown, Ct. He was born at Hartford, Ct.; he was a farmer. 

Children : 



720 Jonathan Scott,b. 2 July, 1790 ; d. 6 April, 1864. 1 



721 J 



twins. 



ohn, b. 2 July, 1790 5 d. 2 July, 1790. / 

722 Mary D., b. ii Jan., 1792. 

723 Jacob Belden, b. 11 Oct., 1794 ; d. 23 Aug., 1842. 

724 Sarah, b. 22 Nov., 1796 ; d. Sept., 1833. 

725 Simeon, b. i Sept., 1798. 

726 Maitland A., b. 8 May, 1800 ; d. 1861. 

727 Lucretia, b. Oct., 1862; d. Oct., 1802. 

728 Ury, b. 14 March, 1804. 

729 Lucretia, b. 22 Oct., 1805; d. 22 Aug., 1821 or 2, aged 
16 years. 

730 Martha T., b. 19 Dec, 1807. 

731 Charles, b. 20 Dec, 1809; d. 1809. 

732 Prudence, b. Sept., 1812 ; d. 1813, aged 9 mos. 

286 Jared Bidwell, b. 12 Feb., 1769 ; d. 26 April, 1852 ; 
m., 17 Nov., 1793, ^^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^ ^6 Nov., 1767, d. 17 March, 
1848. He was born at West Hartford, Ct., and she at Water- 
town, Ct. 

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98 Bidwell Genealogy 

Children : 

733 Anson, b. 4 Sept,, 1794 ; d. 1867. 

734 Norman A., b. 5 Oct., 1798. 

735 Alma, b. 2 May, 1802. 

736 Chauncey, b. 8 July, 1805. 

737 Charles, b. 18 July, 1812. 

They lived and died at Watertown, Ct. Occupation farmer and 
afterwards had saw mill and was a dealer in lumber, also had a lime 
quarry. He was a constable and tax collector at Watertown, 
Ct. A number of years a deacon in church. 

386 Mabel Bidwell, b. 23 June, 1771 ; d. about 1812 5 m. 
Erastus Caldwell. They were married at West Hartford. 

Children : 

738 A son. 

739 Mabel, b. about 1812 ; d. young. 

The son lived near Hudson, N. Y., on the west side of the 
river and after his grandfather's death went to Watertown, Conn., 
to claim some property left him by his grandfather, but he received 
nothing and went away and has not since been heard from. 

Mrs. Sarah Ann Carrier says, " I have a little incident connected 
with the Mabels (mother and daughter) and my grandmother (Mrs. 
Sarah Bclden Bidwell), so remarkable that I feel constrained to re- 
peat it to you, I give it as related to. me ten years ago by my oldest 
sister (Mrs. Caroline A. Brainerd), who stated our grandmother told 
it to her. When Aunt Mabel Caldwell died, she left little Mabel a 
mere infant, with our grandmother who was then sixty years old. 
At that time my father (Timothy Bidwell), was living in Coventry, 
N. Y., and grandmother was ready to go from Conn., to live with 
him. The distance 200 miles must be made on horseback. In 
order to accomplish this with her infant charge, she put the babe to 
her breast, which effort gradually brought back life sustenance for 
the babe. It was thus by nursing that the child was carried in her 
arms safe through that long tedious journey." The fact was a re- 
markable one but duly verified. 



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289 LucRETiA BiDWELL, b. 2 Oct., 1777 ; d. 20 Aug., 1848 ; 
m., 10 Jan., 1805, John MattUon^ b. 8 Dec, 1780; d. 1 Feb., 
181 2. She born at Hartford, Conn., married at Sidney, N. Y. 
He was born at Pownal, Vt,, died at Coventry, N. Y. Children 
born at Coventry and Emeline died there. 

Children : 

740 Emeline E., b. 9 Aug., 1807 ; d. 8 Jan., 1818. 

741 Charles B., b. 9 Jan., 1811. 

She m., 2d, 20 May, 1816, John Adams^ b. 1774; d. 10 Nov., 
1848. They were married at Coventry. He was born in England, 
they died at Greene, N. Y. 

Children : 

742 Mary Ann, b. 20 Feb., 1817 ; d. 8 Feb., 1846. 

743 John H., b. 2 Feb., 1824: d. 10 April, 1834. 

Mary Ann born at Coventry and died at Greene, N. Y. John 
H., born at Unadilla and died at Greene, N. Y. 

392 Timothy Bidwell, b. 28 Dec, 1782 -, d. 27 March, 1866; 
m., 28 Feb., 1807, yfdosha A. Blakslee, b. 5 Dec, 1788 ; d. 6 Oct.; 
1855. He was born at Watertown, Conn., and his wife at Saratoga, 
N. Y. ; they were married at Plymouth, Conn. They liyed at 
Coventry, Chenango Co., N. Y., from 1707 to 1839. and their 
children were all born there. They moved afterwards to Wood- 
stock, McHcnry Co., 111., and they died there. 

Children : 

744 Caroline Adosha, b. 31 July, 1808. 

745 Cordelia Blakslee, b. i Oct., 18 10. 

746 Eliza Juliette, b. 12 Aug., 18 12 ; d, Sept., 1863. 

747 Timothy Judson, b. 8 May, 1814; d. 17 Dec, 1837. 

748 Sarah Ann, b. 8 Sept., 18 16. 

749 Mary Pamelia, b. 14 Sept., 18 18. 

750 Emeline Elizabeth, b. 28 Oct., 1820. 

751 Abner Benjamin, b. 9 Oct., 1825. 



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393 Abner Bidwell, b. 8 July, 1785; d. 30 Aug., 1880 ; 
m., 4 Oct., li 1 2^ Sylvia CurtisSj h. 20 Sept., 1790; d. 18 Sept., 
1817. He was born at West Hartford. She was born and died at 
Farmington, Conn. 

Children : 

752 Jane Eliza, b, 18 Sept., 1813. 

753 JulJa Ann, b. i Feb., 1815 ; d. 6 Nov., 1859. 

754 Geo. Curtiss, b. 17 March, 1817 ; d. 20 June, 1866. 

He was a merchant in New York, and was located as follows : 
1 817-8, at 161 Pearl and house 59 John street; 1826-7-8 at 98 
Pearl street ; 1829 at 244 Pearl street ; 1830 at 16 Exchange Place ; 
1 83 1-2-3 ^^ 4^ Exchange Place; 1834, at 11 Hanover Square. 
In 181 1, he was admitted a freeman at Farmington. I called to see 
him August, 1872, and found him active and much interested in 
this work. Upon 8 July, 1880, it being his 95th birthday, his nephew 
Chauncey made him a visit, and his mind was not very clear, nor 
his health good. 

294 Charles Bidwell, b. 10 Sept., 1787; d. 23 Oct., 1848; 
m., 6 Dec, 1828, Mar'.ha Binkley^ b. 14 Jan., 1801, d. 24 April, 
1855. She was the dau. of Jacob Binkley, of Tennessee. She 
married first John Shaw and had three children. 

Children : 

755 Charles Montgomery, b. 31 Aug., 1829. 

756 Sarah Belden, b. 7 May, 1831. 

757 Josiah Martin, b. i Sept., 1832; d. Dec, 1862. 

758 fulia Ann, b. 18 May, 1834. 

759 Jacob Washington, b. 24 Sept., 1835; d. 8 Oct., 1852. 

760 Bell Gerard, b. 19 Feb., 1837. 

761 Abner Franklin, b. 10 Oct., 1839. 

762 Martha Virginia, b. 26 Oct., 1840. 

He was sixteen years old when he left home to seek his for- 
tune, he said when he left that he would not come back until he 
could come in a coach and four. He went to 13th District, 
Robertson Co., Tenn., and upon his arrival had only fifty cents 
and no change of linen, he borrowed a shirt of an old hunter until 




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the hunter's wife could wash his. This he often referred to after- 
wards and when the hunter became old and poor he furnished him a 
cabin free of rent as long as the hunter lit^ed. He began work as 
a common laborer, educated himself and then taught school and 
ultimately began business for a large Nashville firm ; then trading 
with New Orleans, he accumulated a handsome estate for his day 
and country, and died leaving his family in very comfortable circum- 
stances. He did not join any church ; was an active zealous whig, 
but never souorht office. He served under Gen. Jackson and was at 
the battle of New Orleans as major of Tennessee militia. No one 
ever had greater influence in his county than he. For three years 
before his death he was paralyzed. 

396 George Bidwell, b. 9 Oct., 1756; d. 17 April, 1840; 
m., 16 Sept., 178 1, Sarah Sedgwick^ b. 5 Sept., 1760, d. 14 Feb., 
1843. He was born at West Hartford, and his wife at Farmington, 
Conn. They were married by Rev. Nathan Perkins of Hartford, 
Conn. She was a dau. of Stephen and Lucy Sedgwick. 

Children : 

763 Chester, b. 9 Dec, 1781 ; d. 30 Oct., 1782. 

764 Chester, b. 28 Sept., 1783; d. 27 Feb., 1842. 

765 Lucy, b. 6 Oct., 1786 ; d. Jan , 1853. 

766 Cyrus, b. II Dec, 1790 ; d. 15 Sept., 1840. 

767 Nancy, b. 22 Nov., 1793; d. 24 Nov., 1793. 

768 Sarah, b. 4 Jan., 1795 ; d. 18 Nov., 1867. 

769 Nancy, b. 3 April, 1798; d. 11 Jan., 1858. 

770 Amanda, b. 22 March, 1801 ; d. 16 Jan., 1868. 

771 George, b. 9 Oct., 1803. 

They lived at Canaan, Conn., where their three oldest children 
were born. Canaan Land Records, vol. 4, paf(e 148 : George 
Bidwell of Canaan, bought land there of Hezekiah and Anna 
Andrews, 15 April, 1783; vol. 5, page 25: George Bidwell of 
Starksboro, Vt.,sold land at Canaan, 15 June, 1789. 

He was a Revolutionary soldier at Ticonderoga, N. Y. In 
August, 1787, he went to Vermont with Horace Kellogg to seek a 
home in the wilderness; they pitched a tent at what is now Starksboro 
then three miles from the nearest house and their only route was 
by marked trees. Here he cleared two acres and commenced a log 



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house, then returned to Connecticut, and in February, 1788, took 
his family to his Vermont clearing ; they arrived at Monkton (ad- 
joining Starksboro) in March and found the snow so deep in the 
roads they could go no farther until it thawed ; they had to cut a 
road two miles and build a bridge over Lewis' creek at their own 
expense, which lasted three years. He finished his house 7 Apiil, 
1788, and with two other families made that their home. He after- 
wards kept a public house for many years at his farm house, and 
Town meetings were held there for years. He was a man of sterling 
worth, by his industry he improved all the land he took up (several 
hundred acres). He was tall and well proportioned with keen black 
eyes and very active and industrious. He learned the coopers trade. 
His son George has a gun that he shot a Tory with in the Revolu- 
tionary war. 

297 Phenias Bidwell, b. 9 July, 1758 ; d. 5 Nov., 1835 ; m. 
Mary fVilliams, b. 27 November, 1757; d. 11 February, 1814. 
She was a dau. of Abram or Abraham. She died at Fairfax, Vt. 
He died at the house of his dau. Betsey at Stockton, N. Y. He 
was a clothier. 

Children : 

772 Joel, b. 26 Feb., 1781; d. 30 Aug., 1814. 

773 Nancy, b. ii June, 1787 ; d. 7 Feb., 1792. 

774 Phila, b. 12 Sept., 1789; d. Feb., 1814. 

775 Betsey, b. 15 Oct., 1791 ; d. i April, 1869. 

776 Milles, b. 4 May, 1796 ; d. 10 July, 1839. 

777 Amanda, b. 10 Sept., 1798; d. 29 July, 1814. 

The children were born at Middlebury, Conn., and Nancy died 
there, Phila and Amanda died at Fairfax, Vt. Hartford Town 
Records, vol. 22, from 1799-1811, Phineas and Joel, are men- 
tioned as living at Fairfax, Franklin Co., Vt. Phila, died unmarried. 

298 Rachel Bidwell, b. 7 Dec, 17595 m. Daniel IVilUams. 

300 Williams Bidwell, b. 28 May, 1764 ; d. 3 Oct., 1840 ; 
m., Oct., 1787, Phebe Ives^ b. 25 Nov., 1771, d. I Nov., 1849. 
He was born at Hartford, Ct., and she at Norwich, Ct., and was a 
dau. of Lazarus Ives, and died at the home of her son Stephen W^,, 
at Jordan, N. Y. 



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Children : 



783 James, b. 21 Nov., 17^8; d. 16 April, 1847. 

784 Eliphaz, b. 27 Dec, 1790; d. 12 Dec, 1862. . 

785 Rosetta, b. 20 April, 1793. 

786 Phebe, b. 27 Nov., 1795. 

787 Chester Ives, b.4 Jan., 1799 ; d. 2 Jan., 1864. 

788 Williams, b. 23 April, 1801. 

789 Lucy, b. 20 Feb., 1804; d. 14 April, 1852. 

790 Lydia, b. 12 Nov., 1806. 

791 Nancy, b, 28 March, 1809 ; d. 5 Nov., 1857. If • 
7V2 Anna, b. 28 March, 1809 ; d. 1850. j-twms. 

793 Stephen Warren, b. 11 Dec, 181 1. 

794 Jerusha Amanda, b. 19 July, 1814. 

Rosetta did not marry. 

Williams Bidwell settled at Brunswick, Rensselaer Co., N. Y., and 
lived there nearly fifty years and then moved to Barre, Orleans Co., 
N. Y., where he died. His children were all born at Brunswick, 
N. Y. He is mentioned in vol. 28, 1707 to 1711, Hartford 
Town Records, as being a resident of Brunswick, N. Y., and that 
his mother was Phebe. Vol. 24, from 1802-5. 

303 Amos Bidwell, b. 18 Feb., 1769; d. between 1802-5. 
He is mentioned in Hartford Town Records, vol. 18, from 1774 to 
83 as Amos, Jr., and vol. 20 from 1795-97 as Amos. Vol. 23 from 
1800 to 1804. Vol. 24 from 1802-5. 

3O3 OziAS Bidwell, b. 31 March, 1771; d. 12 Oct., 1846. 
He was born at Hartford and m. there. His wife d. at Pratts- 
ville, N. Y. 

Children : 

800 Mason. 

801 Phebe. 

Mason d. unmarried out west. 

The children were born in Connecticut, and Phebe died there. 
He m., 2d, Elizabeth Brant, b. 14 Dec, 1768, d. 17 April, 1874. 



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She was born in Schoharie, N. Y., and died in her 105th year at 
Prattsville, N. Y. 

Children : 

802 Phebe Ann, b. 19 Jan., 1815. 

803 Abram, b. 21 April, 1817; d. spring, 1862. 

He was a farmer, he moved to Prattsville, Greene Co., N. Y., 
and d. there. 

304 Eunice Bidwell, m. Hathway. She is men- 
tioned in Town Records of Hartford, vol. 24 from 1802-1805. 

306 Ruth Bidwell, b. 18 April, 1750 ; d. 23 June, 1783; 
m. Elijah Hinsdale^ b. i April, 1744, d. 26 June, 1797. 

Children : 

809 Ruth, bapt. 30 Dec, 1770 j d. young. 

810 Elizabeth, b. 6 Feb., 1775 ; d. 26 Aug., 1844. 

811 Roxana, b. 10 June, 1778 ; d. 4 Jan., 1832. 

She was born at Hartford and died in New Britain, Conn., and 
was buried in old part of cemetery there ; she died very suddenly 
and was supposed to have been poisoned by a negro slave woman. 
They lived at Stepney now Rocky Hill, Conn., on the Connecticut 
river, and their children were born there. 

Fie was a son of John and Elizabeth Cole Hinsdale, he and his 
father were blacksmiths. He was born at Farmington, and died at 
New Britain. He had a mulberry orchard and a silk house and re- 
ceived a silk bounty from state. He ni., 2d, Sarah Daniels, and 
had daughters Sarah and Ruth. 

307 Mary Bidwell, b. 9 Feb., 1752; m. Henry Brainard. 

They removed to New Conn., Ohio, in 1801. 

308 James Bidwell, b. 30 April, 1754; d. 28 April, 1802. 
He was m. fi rst atWethersfield, Ct. He d. of consumption at 
Kempsville, Princess Anne Co., Va., where he settled after the 
death of his first wife. 



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Sixth Generation. 105 

Children : 

817 Sarah. 

He m., 2dy 17 July, 1788, Zila Cowin. 

Children : 

818 Caleb, b. 7 July, 1789. 

819 Charles, b. 29 Jan,, 1792. 

He m., 3d, Jnna Mora, She was the widow of James Morse. 

Children : 

819^ Polly, b. 18 April, 1797. 
He is mentioned in Hartford Town Records, vol. 17, from 
1786-90. 

310 Anne Bidwell, b. 7 April, 1759 ; d. 24 Feb., 1834; m., 
fall 1779, Jamei Hosmer^ b. 30 Sept., 1751, d. 19 Sept., 1837. 

Children : 

820 James Bidwell, b. 27 Sept., 1781 ; d. Sept., 1879. 

821 Charles, b. 10 April, 1785 ; d. 26 July, 1871. 

822 Anne, b. 30 April, 1789 ; d. 5 March, 1857. 

312 Joseph Bidwell, served in 1779 in the Revolutionary 
army as a soldier from the 2d Church Society of Glastenbury, Ct. 

314 Rachel Bidwell, m. Justus IFolcott^ d. Glastenbury or 
vicinity. 

315 Mary Bidwell, m. Pease, 

316 Joseph Bidwell, d. 12 Jan., 1777 5 served as a soldier in 
the Revolutionary war from Glastenbury, Ct., and was captured 
by the enemy and died at Milford, Conn., on his return from captivity, 
see page 100, Glastenbury for 200 years, by Chapin. 

317 Allen Bidwell, b. 1759; d. 2 Aug., 18225 m. Anna 
Woody b. 1759, d. 10 July, 1840. 



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Children : 

828 Joseph, b. 1779 J d. 21 July, 1854. 

829 Clarissa, b. 1786 ; d. 25 Sept., 1803. 

830 Mary, d. June, 1825. 

831 Erastus, b. 20 May, 1791 ; d. 16 Jan., 1866. 

832 Harriet, b. 2 July, 1797 » ^* ^' J"^y» '^45. 

833 Grove, b. 6 March, 1801. 

834 Fanny, b. 16 July, 1803. 

835 Neoma, b. 12 Jan., 1803 ; d. 12 Nov., 1869. 

836 Pacta, b. 1808 ;d. 29 Sept., 1821. 

They were born and married at Glastenbury, Ct., and moved to 
Charlestown, N. H., in 1808, and afterwards to Langdon, Sullivan 
Co., N. H., where they died. He fell from a load of grain and 
broke his back, and she was totally blind for a number of years 
before her death. 

Joseph did not marry, he was b. at Glastenbury, Ct. ; d. at 
Langdon, N. H. 

318 Ephraim Bidwell, is mentioned in Chatham, Conn., 
Town Records as living at Glastenbury. He bot. land at Chatham, 
I Feb., 1796, and 15 June, 1797, and sold land there 15 March, 
1800. 

319 Salmon Bidwell, m. Elizabeth McCUn, They were 
married at Wethersfield, Conn., and their children were born there 
and afterwards moved to Middletown, Conn., and died there. 

Children : 

837 Ephraim, b. 23 March, 1791 ; d. 26 Sept., 1828. 

838 Mary. 

839 Elizabeth. 

840 Elmira. 

841 Lucius, b. 27 Dec, 1806; d. 14 June, 1852. 

842 Salmon. 

Mary died' unmarried at New Bedford, Mass. 

320 Daniel Bidwell, moved to Vermont or New Hamp- 
shire. 



Sixth Generation. 107 

331 Benjamin Bidwell, b. 1767; d. Oct., 1827-32. They 

lived and died at East Hartford, Conn., left no children. 

327 Daniel Bidwell, b. 8 Oct., 1741 ; d. before 1790; m. 

Ttbatha . The Middletown families whose record I have been 

unable to get may have descended from the above. 

328 Benjamin Bidwell, b. 9 May, 1744; d. 31 Oct., 1831 ; 
m. Eunici , b. 1743, d. 16 June, 1828. 

Child : 

853 Betsey. 

They moved to Durham, Greene Co., N. Y., in 1786 from 
Chatham, Conn., and died there. Durham was then part of 
Albany Co. 

Chatham, Conn., Town Records, vol. i, page 353 : he bought 
land at Ciiatham, 4 April, 1772; page 448 : Daniel gave to his son 
Benjamin land at Chatham, 18 May, 1773; vol. 3, page 135 : he 
bought land at Chatham, 31 March, 1775; page 520, 31 March, 
1780; vol. 4, page 14: Capt. Benjamin bought of Isaac Wells, land 
at Chatham, 18 Oct., 1782; page 142: he sold land at Chatham, 
9 Feb., 1784; vol. 5, page 107 : Benjamin, late of Chatham, but 
now of Durham, Albany Co., N. Y., sold to his brothers John and 
^Josiah of Chatham, land there 10 Nov , 1787. 

329 Mary Bidwell, b. 21 April, 1746 ; m. Josiah Griswold. 

330 Hannah Bidwell, b. 21 Sept., 1748; m. John Smith, 

331 John Bidwell, b. 28 Dec, 1750; d. 8 Nov., 1825; m., 
^5 Aug., 17:^5, Sarah Penfield^ b. 6 Nov., 1756, d. 19 March, 1846. 
They were born and married at Chatham, Ct., and moved near 
Kinderhook, Columbia Co., N. Y., where he died. 

Children : 

864 Daniel, b. 2 Aug., 1776; d. 16 Oct., 1797. 

865 Sarah, b. 15 Sept., 1777. 

866 Anne, b. 25 Dec, 1778 ; d. 2 Nov., 1779. 

867 John, b. 2 Oct., 1780 ; d. 6 Nov., 1795. 

868 David, b. 21 Sept., 1782 ; d. 7 Nov., 1839. 



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86g Alexander, b. ii June, 1784; d. 17 Nov., 1858. 

870 Halsey, b. 10 May, 1786; d. 12 July, 1847. 

871 Anne, b. 7 June, 1788. 

872 Benjamin, b. 7 May, 1790; d. 21 Dec, 1862. 

873 Horace, b. 21 March, 1793; ^- '5 J""^, 1849. If • 

874 Hoel, b. 21 March, 1793; d. 2 June, 1837. pwins. 

87s John, b. IS May, 1796 ; d. 8 Jan., 1823. 

He was executor of his father's estate, was a farmer and cooper. 
Chatham Town Records, vol. i, page 490: he bought land at 
Chatham, 10 Feb., 1773. Vol. 3, page 438: he bought land at 
Cnatham, 21 April, 1777. Vol. 5, page 256: he bought land at 
Chatham, 24 Jan., 1789. Vol. 6, pages 20 and 21 : Daniel gave 
his son Capt. John Bidwell land at a place called Stoney Swamp, 13 
Dec, 1790. Vol. 8, page 197: he exchanged land at Chatham, 19 
June, 1792, which was Daniel Bidwell's and Samuel Abbys and was 
bought from Thad. Shelton. Page 330 : 27 Oct., 1795, he bought 
store and house and .sold land at Chatham, 11 May and 28 June, 1799. 
Vol. 10 : he sold, 16 Aug., 1799, three parcels of land at Chatham, 
and 29 Oct., 1799, he sold a cooper shop and land called Indian Hill 
and 18 April, 1803, he sold land at Stoney Swamp. Vol. 2, page 
126: Daniel Bidwell of Chatham, gave to his son John, 13 Dec, 
1790, two tracts of land lying in the Common at Wongunk, one 
piece having been granted to Samuel Bidwell and was known as the 
fencing grant and the other as the parsonage grant. He was a 
captain in the Revolutionary war and his wife served as nurse in 
war of 18 1 2 and received a pension for her services. They moved 
to Kinderhook, N. Y., in August, 1799, where he bought a farm 
called Eyke Bouch of 240 acres and lived until his death. Kinder- 
hook Town Records, 6 April, 1802 : he was overseer of highways. 
April, 1807, he as overseer of highways and Martin Van Buren as 
fence viewer are mentioned. They were admitted to the church at 
Kinderhook by certificate 8 May, 1802. He and his wife are buried 
in the cemetery at Kinderhook. His widow, married second, when 
she was nearly eighty years old, Col. Wm. Potter, b. 1731, and d. 
20 Jan., 1833 *, his first wife was Freelove Knight who died 6 
Dec, 1829, ae. 70 years, 11 mos. and 4 days. Col. Potter and 
wife were from Rhode Island. He lived at Nassau, Rens. Co., 
N. Y., and when 75 years old would take his dog and gtin and walk 



Sixth Generation. 109 

to Kinderhook or Stuyvesant and home in a day ; the distance being 
about 36 miles, and have a good bag of quail, robins or other game 
to show for his day's tramp. In 181 1, Anne, dau. of John and 
Sarah Bid well, married Wm., son of Col. Potter; in 181 2, David 
son of John Bidwell married Amy C, dau. of Col. Potter, and 
after John Bidwell's death his widow married Col. Wm. Potter. 
John Penfield, grandfather of Col. John, came from Rhode Island 
and was one of the earliest settlers at Chatham, Conn., where 
the family have since been a prominent one. John Penfield 
(fuher-in-Iaw of John Bidwell) was appointed major 11 May, 
177s and Lt. Col., 25 March, 1778. He was a lawyer and mer- 
chant. Jonathan Penfield was the first town clerk at Chatham 
and justice of the peace from 7 Dec, 1767, till his death, 23 
July, 1794, aged 64. 3d town clerk was Zebulon Penfield from 
6 Dec, 1802, until 3 Oct., 1836, and 4th town clerk was Edward 
C. Penfield, from 3 Oct., 1836 until June, 1841. Col. John Pen- 
field was a representative in 1776-7-8-9, 1780-1-7-9. 

Daniel did not marry, his health failed and he went south and 
died shortly after. 

332 Sarah Bidwell, b. 12 March, 1753 ; d. 8 Dec, 1795 ; 
m., 18 May, 1775, Abmr Pelton^ b. 4 March, 1755, d. 17 Jan., 
1846. 

Children : 

876 Matilda, b. 29 July, 1776; d. 24 Feb., 1851. 

877 Amos, b. 21 April, 1779 ; d. 10 Oct., 1796. 

878 Abner, b. 15 April, 1781 ; d. 20 Dec, 1841. 

879 Sarah, b. 11 April, 1783; d. 18 Sept., 1867. 

880 Jeremiah, b. 14 April, 1786; d. 17 July, 1822. 

881 Vienna, b. 4 July, 1788; d. 21 April, 1813. 

882 Philinda, b. 28 Feb., 1791 ; d. 8 April, 1878. 

Abner Pelton was son of Joseph, son of John, son of Samuel, 
son of John. 

Amos was killed by falling ofF a tree. Neither Jeremiah or 
Philinda married. 

He m , 2d, 28 April, 1796, Widow Dorothy Bagley, d. 26 March, 
1844. 



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333 Esther Bidwell, b. lo March, 1755 ; m. Ahd Strickland. 

335 JosiAH Bidwell, b. 8 March, 1760 ; d. 5 Sept., 1790 ; 
m. Lucinda Kneeland. He was a drum-major during Revolutionary 
war from Conn. 

Children : 

888 Demmis, b. 1787. 

889 Josiah, b. 4 Sept., 1789; d. 20 Aug., 1859. 

Middletown Probate Records, Book 6, page 66 : His wife was 
appointed administratrix on his estate, amount <£i48,5.6, and 28 
April, 1794) she was appointed guardian to Demmis, dau., and 
Josiah, son, minor children of Josiah Bidwell. Vol. 4, Rolls of 
Revolutionary war, page 44: Josiah is mentioned 28 Dec, 1782 as 
being in the regular army. Vol. 6, Chatham Land Records, page 
100 : Daniel Bidwell, of Chatham, Ct., gave to his grandson Josiah 
of Chatham and the other child land in Stoney Swamp, 7 Dec, 
1 791. Page loi : Daniel Bidwell gave to his daughter-in-law 
Lucinda Bidwell, widow, land at Chatham, and this deed was signed 
only by his mark, 7 Dec, 1791. Vol. 8, page 1 1 : Catham Records, 
Lucinda sells land there 13 May, 1793. Middletown Probate Re- 
cords, Book 7, page 17: Daniel Bid well's estate distributed to 
Lucinda, widow, and to Josiah and Demmis, children of Josiah, de- 
ceased, 24 Feb., 1800. She m., 2d, Pelton ; had children: 

Joseph, Amasa. She m., 3d, Phineas Norton and d. in New Marl- 
boro, Mass. 

339 David Bidwell, b. 1765 ; d. 26 Dec, 1841 ; m. Mabel 
Taylor^ b. 1759, d. 21 Oct., 1840. He lived and died in the next 
house to his brother Samuel in Glastenbury, Ct. They were both 
born there. No children. 

340 Samuel Bidwell, b. 1779; d. i June, 1836; m. Betsey 
Collins^ b. I777» d. 19 April, 1846. He was born at Glastenbury, 
and she at Wethersfield, Ct. They lived at Glastenbury and arc 
buried there. Married at Wethersfield. 

Children : 

890 Fanny, b. 11 May, 1801 ; d. 31 Dec, 1857, ^ 

891 Erasius, b. 2 July, 1803. 



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892 Julius, b. 1805. 
892^ Betsey Ann. 
892^ Cornelius. 
892^ Harvey. 
892^ Henry. 

892/ Luna. 

341 Thomas Bidwbll, b. about 1770 ; m. EUxabith Brooks. 
They lived at South Glastenbury, Ct. 

Child : 
892/ Purley. 

344 Samuel Bidwbll, b. 8 Dec., 1755 ; m., 6 April, 1775, 
Christiana Knoivles, 

345 AsHBEL BiDWELL, b. 20 June, 1757 ; d. between 1825 
and 1827; m. Mafy fVhiting^ d. after 1827. ^Z Nov., 1783, 
they owned the covenant at Middletown, Ct. 

Children : 

893 Mary, b. 1784. 

894 Esther, b. 1786. 

895 Daniel, b. 1787. 

896 Betsey, b. 1789. 

897 Moses, b. 1790. 

The above dates are from the ist Congregational Church 
Records, Middletown, Ct. Middletown Probate Records, Book 13 
page, 235 : 13 June, 1825, will of Ashbel Bidwell of Middletown, 
gave his property to wife Mary and children Polly Harris, Esther 
Jones, Daniel, Betsey Johnson and Moses. 

346 Dorothy Bidwell, b. 8 June, 1759 ; m. Botsford. 

They lived and d. at Bristol, Ct., Hartford Co. 

Children : 

898 Daniel. 

899 Samuel. 

900 Tleophilui. 



412 Bidweli Genealagy 

961 Dolly. 

902 Irena. 

903 Annis. 

348 Irena Bidwkll, b. 4 Aug., 1763; d. 26 March, 1833; 
m., 15 Oct., 1782, Thomas Bivins^ b. 10 Jan., 1765; d. 3 Nov., 
1848. They lived at Buffalo, N. Y., and lived before that at Mid- 
dletown, Ct. 

Children : 

908 Betsey, b. 20 May, 1783. 

909 Benjamin, b. 17 Feb., 1785. 

910 Jesse, b. 8 Feb.. 1787. 

911 Moses, b. 26 July, 1789. 

912 Thomas, b. 22 Sept., 1791. 

913 Ebenezer, b. 12 Jan.,^ 1794- 

914 William, b. i May, 1796. 

915 Clarisa, b. 2 June, 1800. 

916 Sophia, b. 4 April, 1802. 

917 Sarah, b. 24 Feb., 1804. 

918 Mary, b. 31 May, 1806. 

919 Homer, b. 4 April, 1809 ; d. April, 1872. 

920 Lewis, b. 2 Sept., 181 1. 

Six brothers older than Sarah, and three sisters ; two sisters died 
leaving no chi|dren and sons did not have large families. Neither 
Mary or Lewis married, he went away and is supposed to have died 
of cholera. Some live in Arizona Territory. 

350 Moses Bidwell, b. 10 June, 1766; d. before 1793. 
Middletown Probate Records j vol. 6, page 28: 6 May, 1793, 

Ashbel Bidwell, was appointed administrator on estate of Moses 

Bidwell, deceased of Middletown, Conn.. 

351 Oliver Bidwell, b. 22 April, 1768; d. 11 Nov., 1815; 
m., 24 Dec, 1794, Joanna Foster ^ d. 30 May, 1858. She was 
born at Middletown, Ct., and they lived there. 

926 Sarah, b. 17 Nov., 1795 ; d. 3 March, 1849. 

927 Caroline, b. 26 Oct., 1796; d. 21 Jan., 1829. 



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928 Oliver, d. May, 1868. 

929 Frederick. 

930 Eliza F., b. 26 July, 1804 ; d. 7 Feb., 1872. 

931 Mary Ann, d. 8 or 3 July, 1828, at Bristol, Ct., 

932 Harriet. 

933 Mariecte, d. young. 

934 Samuel D., b. 15 Feb., 18 10. 

935 Adeline C, b. 19 Aug., 1812; d. 12 April, 1866. 

Children were all born at Middletown, Ct. 

353 Priscilla Bidwbll, b. 8 June, 1772; m. fVhitmorf. 

She d. at Middletown, Ct. 

355 Amy Bidwell, b. 17 Feb., 1776. Perhaps she m. — * 
Dcnner, and lived at Ithaca, N. Y. 

366 Rhoda BidwelJl, b. 12 March, 1778 ; m. Tucker, 

357 Elizabeth Loomis, b. 30 Dec, 1732; m., 26 May, 
1754, Jbiel Grant. 

358 Moses Loomis, b. 24 Dec, 1734; m. Eunice . He 

sold his farm at Windsor and bought land at Bolton, Ct., in 1765. 

Child : 

951 Ercle(?), b. 1760; d. 21 Dec, 1794. 

359 Submit Loomis, b. 20 Oct., 1736; m., 10 Nov., 1755, 
Thatcher Lathropy Tolland, Ct. 

361 RoxALENA Loomis, b. i Oct., 1741 ; was living in 1761. 

362 Justus Loomis, b. 25 Aug., 1745; d. 21 Sept., 1824; 
m. Sarah , d. 10 Aug., 1805, ae. 59. 

Children : 

952 Abdicl, b. 10 June, 1770 j d. 29 June, 1800. 

953 Sarah, b. 25 Aug., 1772. 

954 Chloe, b. 25 May, 1775 ; d. 22 Sept., 1850. 

955 Justus, b. 19 Sept., 1778; d. 1830. 

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114 Bi dwell Genealogy 

956 Roxa, b. 20 Oct., 1781. 

957 Elizabeth, b. 5 March, 1788. 

He m., 2d, Hannah Parker^ Monson, Mass. 
Child : 

958 Abdiel Parker, b. 4 Dec, 1806; d. 13 July, 1866. 

363 Chloe Bidwell, b. 4 Sept., 1734; d. 17 May, 1825. 
She died at Guilford, Ct. (where she had gone for her health), of 
consumption when about eighteen years old, and her sister Chloe 
and .... carried her gravestones to Guilford in saddlebags. 

364 Mary Bidwell, b. 9 June, 1736 j d. about 1754. 

365 Jonathan Bidwell, b. 18 Feb., 1738 ; d. 4 June, 1815; 
m, 28 Dec, 1768, Anne Benton. They lived on Burnside Ave., 
East Hartford, Conn. 

Children : 

959 Russell, b. 8 Oct., 1769 ; d. 22 July, 1828. 

960 Lucy, b. 3 Oct., 1772. 

961 Jonathan, b. 29 Dec, 1776. 

962 Anne, b. 22 Feb., 1779. 
993 Hannah, b. 8 Feb., 1781. 

964 Abigail, b. 28 Feb., 1782. 

965 Mary, b. 20 Nov., 1785. 

Lucy m. Moses Bidwell (No. 471). 

366 Lucy Bidwell, b. i Nov., 1739; d. 29 Dec, 1763. 

367 Edatha Bidwell, b. 12 Sept., 1741 ; d. 20 March, 1820. 

368 Sibyl Bidwell, b. i Aug., 1743; d. 31 May, 1823; 
m. John Taylory East Hartford, Ct. 

369 Daniel Bidwell, b. 10 July, 1748; d. 8 Oct., 1776; 
m., 2 May, 1770, Asenath Burnham, b. 10 April, 1748, d. 28 Dec, 
1819 ; she was a dau. of Deacon Silas Burnham. 



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Sikth Generation. 115 

Children : 

970 Mary, b. 18 Dec., 1771. 

971 Daniel, b. 13 Feb., 1777 ; d. 14 May^ 1852. 

He served in the Revolutionary war and contracted a fever of 
which he died. Letters written to his wife while he was fighting, 
are in possession of his descendant Chas. M. Bidwell of East Hart- 
ford. The house built 1744 in which he was born and lived, and 
in which his children and grandchildren were born, was still standing 
in 1871. 

He is buried at East Hartford old cemetery, the inscription is as 
follows: *'Here lies ye Body of Mr. Daniel Bidwell, Jun., who 
departed this life 8th Oct., 1776, in ye 29th year of his age. Let 
not ye living forget that they must die." 

370 Hannah Bidwell, b. 31 March, 1750; m. Elijah 
Burnbam. 

Children : 

972 Naomi, bapt. 13 June, 1773. 

973 Selah, bapt. 6 Feb., 1774. 

974 Elijah, bapt. 14 May, 1780. 

371 Samuel Bidwell, d. 181 1 ; m. Jnne Treat. She was a 
dau. of Henry Treat; and died before 181 1. 

975 Elizabeth, b. 1768. 

976 Anne, b. 1770. 

977 Mary, b. 1772. 

978 Samuel, b. 1774; d. 12 Aug., 1829. 

979 Mabel, b. 1777. 

980 Abigail, b. i March, 1780; d. i Jan., 1832. 

981 Dolly, b. 13 May, 1783. 

He was a farmer and lived most of his life about 5 miles east from 
Hartford on the Hartford and Boston turnpike. At the time of 
his death he lived with his son-in law Piiny Hollister, in Hockamun 
in the lower part of East Hartford. He was buried two miles south 
of the burying ground in East Hartford street and perhaps no head- 
stone was placed at his grave. He is mentioned in vol. 11 from 



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1762-69. Hartford Town Records, vol. 12 from 1767 to 76. 
Vol. 13 from 1767 to 81. Vol. 14 from 1773 to 85. Vol. 15 
1771-82. Vol. 16 from from 1783-86. 

872 Thankful Bidwell. 

373 Mabel Bidwell, b. about 1748; m. Eziiiel Loomis^ b. 
6 Feb., 1745. He was born at Lebanon, Ct. They moved to 
Uiica, N. Y. 

Children : 

982 Ezekiel, b. 1769 ; d. young. 

983 Charles, b. 12 Feb., 1773. 

984 Asa, b. II Sept., 1775; d. 14 Nov., 1859. 

985 James, b. 1777 ; d. 1830. 

986 Elizabeth, d. 1867. 

987 Matilda, d. 1867. 

374: Nathaniel Bidwell, b. 1750; d. April, 1812; m., 30 
Jan., 1772, Martha Bixby^ d. 26 Oct., 1785. They lived at East 
Hartford, Ct. He died at Littleton, N. H. 

Children : 

988 A child, b. 18 Oct., 1773 > ^' young. 

989 Thankful, b. 21 April, 17755 d. 24 Feb., 1845. 
99b Mima, b. 25 Sept., 1776; d. 3 April, 1815. 

991 Mabel Loomis, b. i May, 1778. 

992 Jasper, b. 6 Dec, 1779 5 d. 26 April, 1823. 

993 Jason, b. 3 March, 1782 ; d. 26 April, 1859. 

994 Martha, b. i June, 1785. 

375 George Bidwell, b. 1753; may have m. Sarah , 



376 Dr. Ephraim Bidwell, b. 1759; d. 25 June, 1831 ; m. 
Sarah fFright. He was a physician. They lived at East Windsor, 
and he is buried there. Ea. Windsor Church Records 1809, had 
child bapt. 19 Feb., 1786. Two -children bapt. 26 Nov., 1786. 
Three bapt. June, 1787. One early in 1788. Ephraim, bapt. 5 
April* 1789* Horace, Cynthia, Eunice aod Julia, 6 Sept., 1807. 



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Sixth Generation. 117 

Children : 

995 Clarissa, b. 28 May, 1783 ; d. 27 Jan., 1850. 

996 Wareham. 

997 John, d. aged 2 years. 

998 Chloe, b. 21 Nov., 1787; d. 11 April, 1863. 

999 Ephraim, bapt. 5 April, 1789. 

1000 John, b. 1789; d. 26 July, 1843. 

1 00 1 Sarah, bapt. 27 Feb., 1791 ; d. 1870, aged 79 years. 

1002 Horace, d. about 1813. 

1003 Cynthia. 

1004 Eunice, b. 1798 ; d. 2 Aug., 1862. 

1005 Julia. 

Neither Sarah or Horace married ; he was killed in the war of 
1812. 

380 William Bidwell, b. 14 Aug., 1766; d. 21 March, 
1831 ; m., 20 Oct., 1796, Mary Pelton^ b. 30 Oct., 1777, d. 31 
July, 1868 who was a dau. of Ithamon Pelton and Elizabeth 
Hall, and was from Portland, Ct. She belonged to the Congrega- 
tional church at Farmington and removed to N. Y., 18 16. He 
was born at East Hartford, and was a farmer. They moved to 
Farmington, Ct., and their children were all born there. 

Children : 

1006 Walter Hilliard, b. 21 June, 1798 ; d. 11 Sept., 1881. 

1007 Emeline, b. 13 July, 1800. 

1008 William, b. 21 March, 1805. 

1009 Oliver Beckwith, b. 16 May, 1810; d. 9 Aug., 1881. 
loio Elizabeth, b. 16 Sept., 1812 ; d. 19 Dec, 1838. 
lOii Mary Ann, b, 15 July, 1815 ; d. 15 April, 1858. 

Vol. 5, page 89, Farmington Town Records: 10 Jan., 1799, he 
was appointed guardian of Sarah Whaples, a minor. Vol, 33, page 
234, he and Ephraim Webster, of Farmington, sold land there 6 
Jan., 1803. Vol. 24, page 493: he and Hezikiah and Seth Wads- 
worth sold land at Farmington 8 May, 1804. Farmington Town 
Records, vol. 39, page 177, he sold land at Farmington, 22 Feb., 



1 1 8 Bidweli Genealogy 

1815, and again, page 264: 23 Oct., 1815. He was admitted a 
freeman at Farmington, 1802. 

381 Martha Bidwell, b. 12 March, 1768; d. 26 July, 
1819; m. Nathan Gi/lum^ b. 4 Nov., 1767, d. 4 Nov., 1821. 
They lived at Portland, Ct. She was bapt 13 March, 1768. 

Children : 

1 01 2 George. 

1013 Sarah. 

1014 Betsey. 

1015 Sophia. 

1016 Hiram. 

1017 William. 

383 OziAS Pitkin Bidwell, b. about 1770; m., 26 Sept., 
1793, Mary IVetherelL They settled at Batavia, Genesee Co., 
N. Y., as early as 1806. They also lived at Sherburne, Chenango 
Co., N. Y., and at Gaines, Orleans Co., N. Y. 

Children: 

1018 Mary, b. i Oct., 1794. 

1019 Chester, b. 26 Nov., 1796. 

1020 Elizabeth, b. 4 Oct., 1798. 

1021 Alfred, b. 12 Oct., 1800 i d. 1866. 

1022 Elizar. 

1023 David. 

They had ten sons and three daughters. 

He was named for Capt. Ozias Pitkin, of East Hartford, a 
state representative and judge. He lived at East Hartford until 
about 1800, and moved first to Bristol, N. Y., as he is mentioned 
in Town Records of Hartford, vol. 24, from 1802-5, *s of Bristol, 
Schoharie Co., N. Y. Elizar, David. One sister m. Timothy 
Billings, of East Gaines, Orleans Co., N. Y., he i$ dead. The 
four brothers lived in the township of Carlton, Oi leans Co., N. Y. 
Vol. I. page no, Superior Court Records of Middletown, Ct. : 
Wm. Bidwell, of Farmington, and Ozias, of East Hartford^ are 
mentioned, 19 Dec, 1801. 



Sixth Generation. 119 

884: Esther Bidwell, b. 1772 ; d. 2 May, 1869 ; m. Samuel 
Gibson^ b. Feb , 1767, d. 9 or 10 April, 1857. She was bapt. at 
East Hartford, Conn., 21 June, 1772. He was a brother of 
Abigail's (No. 390) husband. Her father died at her bouse at East- 
bury, Cpnn., P. O. Buckingham. * 

Children : 

1030 Elizabeth. 

385 Anna Bidwell, m. David Ranney. She was bapt. 28 
April, 1776. They died at Le Roy, N. Y. They have two 
children living in Wisconsin. 

Children : 

1031 Susan. 

1032 Laura Ann. 

Daughter Laura A., lived in Iowa. 

386 Elizabeth Bidwell, m. Asher Smith. 

387 George Bidwell, b. 17 July, 1782 ; d. Oct., 1859 > "^'i 
12 Oct., 1804, Mary Russell^ b. 16 Feb., 1786, d. Nov., 1873; 
22 Aug., 1 87 1, I called upon her and found her very smart for one 
so old. They were born in Chatham or Portland, Conn., and 
lived and died there. 

Children : 

1033 Elizabeth, b. 2 May, 1805 ; d. 12 May, 1871. 

1034 Charlotte, b. 15 June, 1807 ; d. 11 July, 1808. 

1035 Charlotte, b. 6 Aug., 1809 ; d. 6 Feb., 1858. 

1036 Esther, b. 2 Aug., j8ii. 

1037 Russell, b. 26 Feb., 18 14. 

1038 Mary, b. 11 Nov., 1816 ; d. May, 1854, 

1039 Martha, b. 17 March, 1821. 

1040 Nancy, b. 17 Nov., 1825 ; d. i July, 1833. 

1041 Timothy, b. 16 April, 1832 ; d. 8 July, 1833. 

Chatham Town Records, vol. 11, page 96; he is first mentioned 
as of Chatham, 25 Nov., 1805. Vol. 12, page 367: Geo* of 
Chatham, bot. land there 12 Jan., 1807. Vol. 13, page 337: 



1 20 Bidwell Genealogy 

Geo. of Chatham, enlisted in lOth Co., 2d regiment, 13 Aug.,. 
i8i3v in Capt. E. H. Buell's Co. Portland Town Records, vol. 2, 
page 95 : Geo. Bidwell and Mary his wife, of Portland, Ct., are 
' mentioned. 

388 Heman Bidwell, lived at Portland, Ct., and then went 
west. They may have lived at Le Roy, N. Y. 

389 John Bidwell, b 1785 ; d. 8 IVfay, 1851 ; m., 24 March, 
1811, ^^7ry Knowlton^b. Aug., 1789; d. 16 June, 1845, at Le 
Roy, N. Y. They were married at Ashfield, Mass. He was born 

at Ct. They lived at Le Roy, N. Y., and he died at 

Gainesville, N. Y. 

Children : 

1042 Horace, b. 5 April, 1813 i d. 19 March, 1864. 

1043 Betsey, b. 25 July, 1816. 

1044 Harry, b. 3 Oct., 1819. 

1045 Amanda, b. 26 July, 1823. 

1046 George, b. 6 Nov., 1827. 

Horace was born at Ashfield, Mass., and other children at Le 
Roy, N. Y. 

390 Abigail Bidwell, b. 1788 ; d. 10 May, 1855, aged 67 ; 
m. Roger Gibson^ b. 1768; d. 6 Feb., 1855, aged 87 ; he was a 
brother of Esther's (No. 384) husband. 

She may have m., 2d, Chas. Cooper^ who was from Middletown, 
Conn. 

391 Hannah Bidwell, b. March, 1789; m. Daniel Cross. 
She and Huldah were twjns. 

393 Huldah Bidwell, b. March, 1789 ; d. 8 Feb., 1868 j m., 
1809, Asa Cowles^ b. Sept., 1785 ; d. 18 Oct., 1832. She and 
Hannah (No. 391), were twins ; they were born at East Hartford, 
Ct. They were married at East Hartford, and the children were 
all born there. 

Children : 

1048 Henry Brainard, b. 22 March, 1810; d. 18 Nov., 1829. 

1049 Asa Franklin, b. 18 Aug., 1812. 



Sixth Generation. 121 

1050 Edmund Bement, b. 22 March, 1815 ; d, 4 July, 1856. 

1051 Elizabeth, b. 7 March, 1S18. 

1052 Loren S., b. 22 March, 1820 ; d. 8 May, 1853. 

1053 Fidelia, b. 9 Nov., 1823 y ^*' '^ May, 1855. 

1054 Maria Abby, b. 7 May, 1826. 

105s Julia Ann, b. 15 Aug., 1828 ; d. 10 Oct., 1830. 

1056 Julia Ann, b. 7 April, 1832 ; d. 25 Nov., 1851. 
Fidelia died unmarried. 

393 Fabeus Bidwell, b. 3 Dec, 1792 ; d. 9 June, 1874 ; m., 
16 Nov., 1819, Laura Riiey^ b. 18 June, 1799 j d. 24 Sept., 1875, 
who was born at Weihcrsfield, Ct. They lived and died at 
Allegan, Mich. 

Children : 

1057 Ozias, b. 26 Dec, 1825 ; d. 31 Aug., 1826. 

1058 John S., b. 20 July, 1827. 

1059 Mary M., b. 7 Oct., 1828. 

1060 Laura Ann, b. 5 March, 1830 ; d. 1875. 

1061 Nancy Jane, b. 28 July, 1831 ; d. 3 May, 1847. 

1062 Adelia H., b. 5 Aug., 1833. 

1063 Susan, b. 29 Nov., 1835. 

1064 William W., b. 8 Aug., 1838 ; d. 9 June, 1864. 

1065 Miles, b. 24 Sept., 1841 ; d. 2 Feb., 1865. 

He was quite young when his mother died and he lived with his 
brother William. In 1870 he had a paralytic stroke and was helpless 
after it; William enlisted jn the 8th Mich. Cavalry, served about 
two years and died at Knoxville, Tenn. Miles enlisted 4th Mich, 
in Capt. Pritchard's Co., the same company that caught JefF Davis, 
but Miles was home sick when this occurred and died before the 
news of it reached him. 

394 Jerusha Bidwell, b. 1796 ; d. 25 July, 1862 ; m. David 
PirkinSy b. I794> d- i Junc> 1854. He was of Manchester, Ct. 

Children : 

1066 Charles. 

1067 David. 



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414 Thomas Hale. 

415 Sage Olmsted, b. i8 June, 1775 ; d. 27 Dec, 1808 ; 
m., I Dec, 1802, Surah fFoodbridge^ b. 28 May, 1777; d. 15 Oct., 
1803. ^^^ ^*^ ^ ^^"* of Ward Woodbridge. 

He m., 2d, 5 May, 1805, Nancy Fitcb, b. 5 Oct., 1778 ; d. 20 
March, 1864. She born at Lebanon, Ct. 

416 Elizabeth Olmsted, b. 8 July, 1777 ; d, 30 Nov., 1828 ; 
m., 17 Oct., 1805, Samuel Butler. She died at Rochester, N. Y. 

417 Hannah Olmsted, b. 16 Aug., 1780; d. 21 Nov., 1864; 
m., 5 Oct., 1805, Ozias Pitkin^ b.6 July, 1778, d. 17 Jan., 1849. 

420 James End, b. 17 June, 1743 s he served 6 months in 
Revolutionary war 1780. 

421 JoAB End, b. 6 March, 1 745. They lived at East Windsor, 
Ct. 

Children : 

107 1 Philomeda, b. 24 June, 1783. 

425 Samuel End, b. 4 Nov., 1785. See note in History of 
Windsor. 

435 Polly Eno, b. 21 Dec, 1764; m., 30 April, 1782, 
Elijah Fuller. 

438 LucRETiA Eno, b. 13 Feb., 1771 ; m. Granville Humphrey. 

439 Elizabeth End, b. 9 Aug., 1773; m. Alexander Phelps. 

440 Cynthia Eno, b. 28 May, 1777 ; m. Hezeiiah Case. 

441 Salmon Eno, b. 13 Dec, 1779 9 °^* ^^n Richards. 

Children : 

1072 Emeline. 



1073 Aaron R. 

1074 Amos Richards, b. i Nov., 1810. 

1075 Mary. 



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Seventh Generation of Bidwell Pajnilyl Continue oi'r cm p"^ 
no 29^) No 7450o rdella Blake slee Bidwell, b Oct I I8IO, 
Married Caleb"Williams, b Oct 12 1799, d Webster City la., 
Dec I ,1851, and had the following children: 

I, Charles P., b Jan 5 18^5; d Jan I?, l856Woodstock II] 
2,TimothyB., b Oct 27 I856; d Infant, Coventry N.Y* 
5, Abner Risley,b Dec 20 l858Woodstoch 111; d Mar 4 1$ 
Anacortes Wash* 

4, Timothy (2) b Woodstock ,may 20,I840;d Sept 29,1854* 
5, Caleb IieRoy,bAug 5 184^; d Arcadia Kan., Oct 6 ,1886. 
6, John Chaiincey,b Dec 12,1845. 
7,Mary Bnnia,b July I5,i848; d Nov 50 ,1849. 
8, Clarence A.,b Apr 29 I85O; m Nov 17 1875 
Ella Pricilla Dodge, Webster City la^ and had two sons 
Roger 7ance,b Sept l4 I876; and Mark Dodge, Dec 18, 1882. 

Eighth Gendration of Bidwell Family. 
Ukmt Risley Williams,b Dec 20 I858; d Mar .4 I9O7, m, 
Mtr3iNk Uisilbeth Hurd,b New Hudson N.I.,d Anacortes Wash., 
I9Q6y8«pt 19 1866, she was the Dau. of Jared Curtis Hurd. 
Children: 

1, Jessie May, b July25 I867; d July 10 I956. 

2, Lidia Cordelia, b feb 25,1874; d Sept 29, I875. 

Ninth Generation of Bidwell Family. 
Jessie May Williami,b Woodstock 111., July 25,l867;d 
July 10 1956 , Anacortes Wash.,m William Willis Griffin 
b Apr 25 ,1860, in Calif., and had the following Children: 

I, Ernest J.A., b Oct 10,1889;. 

2, William Clarence, b Mir.l4 1$9^. 

5,MErtha Almina, b Mar l4,l892. 

4, Edith Isabel la, b Aug 4 ,1894. 

5,LeRoy Williams, b May 21, I896. 

6, Frederick Bidwell, Apr 29, I898. 

7,Fli)yd 01iver,b Jan 12,1901. 

8, Ivan, b Apr I5, I905; d Apr 12, I92O. 

9, Ruth Lucia, b July 9, 1905; d Jtdy I940. 
IO,Je0#ph Richards, b Dec 19; 1907; d Jan I5, I925# 



Tenth Generation of Bidwell Family. 
Ernest John Abner Griffin, b Oct 10, 1889, mAug 28, 
I9I0,at Everett Wash., Effie Louretta Walker, b may 2l I885, 
Aliston, Ontario, Canada, d Dec 18 ,1942. 

Children 

1, Naomi E., b Mar 7,1912. 

2, John W., b Mar 9, I9l4* 
5, Winona, Feb I7.I916. 

4, Anita , b June 5, 19^1. 



Sixth Generation. 123 



1076 Salmon Chester. 

1077 J^'^c. 



442 Chauncey Eko, b. 19 Dec, 1782; m. Ararilla Case. 
She was a daughter of Fithian Case, of Canton, Ct. 

443 Abigail End, b. 28 Feb., 1785; m. John Veits. 



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