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Full text of "History of ancient Woodbury, Connecticut, from the first Indian deed in 1659 ... including the present towns of Washington, Southbury, Bethlem, Roxbury, and a part of Oxford and Middlebury"

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HISTORY 



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ANCIENT WOODBURY, 

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THE FIRST INDIAN DEED IN 1659 TO 1854, 



INCLUDING THE 






By WILLIAM COTHREN. 



V OLUME II. 

" In the silent greenwood glade, 
In the dim old forest shade, 

By the gliding river, 
Are historic voices ringing, 
Music on the soft breeze flanging, 

And they haunt me ever. 
I love them Tivell, for they to me 
Are a;S some pleasant memory." 



WATERBURY, CONN. : 
PUBLISHED BY BRONSON BROTHERS. 
1854. 



Entered according to Ace of Congress, in the year 1854, by 

WILLIA]\I COTHREN, 

in the Clerk's Office of the District Coixrt of Connecticut. 



PRESS OF CASE, TIFFANY AND COMPANY, HAETFOED, CT. 



PREFACE TO VOL. 11. 

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It was originally the expectation of the author, that this work 
would not extend beyond the limits of one volume, nor did it ap- 
pear that it would be otherwise, till the printers had proceeded with 
the work beyond the appropriate place for the close of the first vol- 
ume. Consequently there is a continuous paging throughout both 
volumes. The same is true in regard to the chapters, the second 
volume being made up of the twenty-first and twenty-second chap- 
ters of the complete work. The first twenty chapters are contained 
in the first volume. The index of names is the same in both vol- 
umes. The necessity of a secofld volume has arisen from the fact 
that the family and biographical history has been found far more 
extended than was expected, occupying 423 pages. The work was 
not completed and sent to press at one time, but, from the first page, 
it has been printed as I could prepare and send small portions of the 
manuscript. Hence the impossibility of knowing accurately before- 
hand how much space it would occupy. But the additional space 
afforded by a second volume has enabled me to present to the public 
a large amount of genealogical and statistical matter of great inter- 
est and rare value ; which, it is thought, from its nature, must prove 
satisfactory to the reader. "With this hope, the present volume is 
committed to the candid consideration of the public. 

"Woodbury, Feb. 1. 185i. 



CONTENTS OF VOL. II. 



CHAPTER XXL— GENEALOGICAL HISTORY. 
The families, eighty-eight in number, are arranged in alphabetical order, 



481 



CHAPTER XXIL— STATISTICS. 



1. Members of Congi-ess, 

2. Judges of Superior and County 

Courts, .... 

3. County Commissioners, 

4. Roll of Assistants and Senators, 

5. Justices of the Quorum, 

6. Judges and Clerks of Probate, 

7. Town Clerks, . 

8. RoU of Representatives, 

9. List of Post Masters, . 

10. Sovereigns of England, . 

11. Governors of Connecticut, 

12. Census of Woodbury, 

13. Tax Lists, . .... 

14. Justices of the Peace, 

15. Members of the Constitutional 

Convention, 

16. Members of the Convention for 

ratifying the Constitution of 
the united States, 



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766 
766 
766 
767 
768 
768 
774 
774 
774 
775 
775 
776 

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List of Soldiers in the Fort Wil- 
liam Henry Alarm, 

List of Revolutionary Soldiers, 

List of Soldiers in the war of 
1812, 

Same list of statistics for the 
town of Washington, 

Same for the town of Southbury, 

Same for the town of Bethlem, 

Same for the town of Roxbury, 

Woodbury Chronology, 

Great Freshet, . . . . 

List of the present inhabitants of 
Woodbury, 

Roll of the members of the First 
Congregational Church in 
Woodbury, 



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778 

787 

789 
792 
793 
795 
796 
798 

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CHAPTER XXI, 



GENEALOGICAL IIISTOUY. 



We come now to an exceedingly interesting part of our labor, and 
one which should occupy several volumes instead of being compressed 
within the narrow limits of a single chapter. Genealogical inqui- 
ries have become far more frequent than formerly, within the past 
few years. Such investigations have been pursued with becoming 
interest, perseverance, and indomitable labor. From the moldy rec- 
ords and manuscripts of the former days, many valuable facts and 
incidents in biography and genealogy have been brought to light and 
placed in the archives of history. 

This spirit of research, this inquiring after the history of one's 
ancestors, near or remote, is commendable. The sons of New En- 
gland have an ancestry of which they may well be proud. We are 
far from saying that pride of birth and arrogance of position are to be 
commended and cultivated, or that they are to be compared to an 
upright life and a virtuous character. In this regard, we join with 
Frederick of Prussia in the exclamation, " I love the lineage of 
heroes ; but I love merit more. Patents of nobility are but phan- 
toms : true worth is within. Kings are nothing but men, and all 
men are equal." While, therefore, we repudiate the idea that there 
is any honor in searching for an illustrious ancestry as a means to 
elevate the ignoble, in the estimation of the world, and in relying on 
such ancestry as a shield to cover not only a multitude of transgres- 
sions, but also great mental imbecility and meanness ; yet it is nev- 
ertheless true that tho upright son of genius, who can point to a long 
and virtuous line of ancestors, whose fair fame has been by himself 
untarnis)ied, has whereof he may well be proud. Not that mush- 
room, aristocratic pride so often witnessed in those whose fathers 



482 , HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

were from the lowest grade in life, which leads its possessor daintily 
to spurn the air breathed by those whom it terms the " common 
herd ;" but that manly pride experienced by those who arc actuated 
by pure aspirations and high resolves for the good of mankind — for 
the advancement of the best interests of the race. Such men have 
a right to search the dim and dusty records of the past, and having 
found an honored and virtuous line of progenitors, have a right to be 
recorded as the rightful descendants of an lionored race. In this 
vieWj,the inquiries into this subject made during the last few years 
with so good success, are eminently praiseworthy. All such investiga- 
tions should tend to rebuke false pride and to encourage imobtrusive 
merit. There is no more contemptible spectacle in social life, than 
the foolish and absurd airs put on by miserable pretenders to stand- 
ing and refinement, so often seen by accurate and sensible observers. 
If such coxcombs and butterflies could know the supreme contempt 
bestowed upon their pretensions by all people of common sense, it is 
believed that some even of their number, brazen-faced and hardened 
as they have become, would be shamed into propriety. Such behav- 
ior is to the last degree vulgar and disgusting. There is no gentility 
in it. 

No inquiries can be more interesting to the intelligent student of 
human nature, than those that relate to the generations of men. 
The feelings that prompt them are just and natural — they give birth 
to some of the dearest charities of life and fortify some of the 
sternest virtues. The principle tliat prompts them lies deep within 
our nature. In the eloquent words of Edward Everett on a recent 
occasion, "The sacred tie of family, which reaching backward and 
forward, binds the generations of men together, and draws out the 
plaintive music of our being from the solemn alternation of cradle 
and grave — the black and white keys of life's harpsichord ; the 
magical power of language, which puts spirit in communion with 
spirit in distant periods and climes ; the grand sympathies of coun- 
try, which lead the Greek of the present day to talk of ' the victo- 
ries ice gained over the barbarians at Marathon ;' the mystic tissue 
of race, woven far back in the dark chambers of the past, and which 
after the vicissitudes and migrations of centuries, wraps up great 
nations in its broad mantle ; those significant expressions which 
carry volumes of meaning in a word— Fore^^ither, Parent, Child, 
Posterity, Native Land : these all teach us, not blindly to worship, 
but duly to honor the past, to study ihc lessons of experience, to 
scan the high counsels of man in his great, associations, as those 



HISTORY OF AXCIEXT WOODBURY. ' 483 

counsels have been developed in constitutions, in laws, in maxims, in 
traditions, in great, undoubted principles of right and wrong, which 
have been sanctioned by the general consent of those who have gone 
before us ; thus tracing in human institutions some faint reflection 
of that divine wisdom which fashioned the leaf, that unfolded itself 
six weeks ago in the forest, on the pattern of the leaf which was 
bathed in the dews of Paradise in the morning of creation." 

The design of this work contemplates the introduction of the 
genealogies of families bearing the early names in the ancient terri- 
tory only; though the genealogies of a few later names, which have 
been kindly furnished the author, have been inserted. Of the early 
names, all that the records show has been given, in all cases. But 
the records show little genealogical matter since the date of the 
Kevolutiou. Where those now bearing the name or blood of the 
families treated of, have been sufficiently interested in the matter to 
furnish the later branches of the several names, they have been in- 
troduced. The author would have been glad to have done the same 
with every other name; but though he has been ''instant in season 
and out of season," in making inquiries, and has sent a myriad of 
letters, to individuals who should have been interested in the inves- 
tigation ; yet such has been the indifference or ignorance of those 
addressed, that many of the sketches are necessarily meager and 
imperfect. The great inattention and ignorance existing in relation 
to genealogical information has often been amusing to the writer, es- 
pecially when he has found inteUigent and otherwise well informed 
persons unable to tell the names of their grandfathers. If, therefore, 
any one feels dissatisfied at the imperfection of any sketch, let him 
remember that he alone is to blame, as the author has introduced all 
he has gathered from every reliable source, after making use of 
personal inquiries, printed circulars, and " unanswered letters." 

In a chapter containing so large a number of facts and dates, it is 
scarcely possible to jji'event errors from intervening, and some such 
will doubtless be discovered. At the same time, the most unwearied 
pains have been taken to have the genealogies attain as high a state 
of perfection in point of accuracy as it is possible for such inquiries 
to acquire. To this end, after the author had carefully drawn out 
and examined them, they were again examined by Philo M. Trow- 
bridge, Esq., a good antiquarian and genealogical investigator, after 
which they were re-examined by the writer before committing them 
to press. It is therefore believed, that great reliance may be placed 
on their general accuracy. As all the information in the author's 



484 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

possession concerning the f\^milies treated of lijis been given, there 
can be no ground for the suspicion of partiality among names. 



Abreviations — s. for son ; dau. daughter ; b. born ; bap. bap- 
tized ; m. married ; d. died ; w. wife ; ch. children ; wid. widow. 

Some of the larger genealogies are deduced or displayed by a sys- 
tem of numbering, which may need a word of explanation. 

The Arabic numbers running through the whole genealogy, are 
used to show the number of each individual in the series descended 
from the same ancestor, and to enable the reader to trace the ances- 
tors, or descendants, backward, or forward, with ease and facility. 
One number set under anothei', or two numbers set against the same 
individual, show that such individual has descendants, and the lower 
number indicates the place in the series, where the descendants are 
to be found. The Roman numerals, or capital letters, are employed 
to show the number of children belonging to the same family. For 
example, in the " Averill Family," which follows, f^ X. Augustin/ 
shows that the person is No. 29 in the regular Arabic series, and 
that following on to the place next after No. 52, his family will be 
found. The X denotes Augustin to be the tenth child in that par- 
ticular family. The * at the end of the name, denotes the individual 
to be of the fourth generation from the first ancestor in the series, 
and so of all other numbers placed like an exponent at the end of 
the name — they show the generation. All names of jiersons having 
descendants, are necessarily repeated in their order, but are not re- 
numbered, the denominator showing that the family will be found in 
the regular series next after itself. Thus, Augustin '^ (29) is repeated 
after No. 52, the (29) showing his original place in the series. 



AVERILL FAMILY. 

1 Isaac,' born about 1G85. He with two brothers emigrated 
from jNlilfbrd Haven, Wales, supposed to be Englishmen. They ar- 
rived at Massachusetts Bay and settled at Topsfield, Mass. One of 
the brothers removed to Pomfret, Conn. Isaac removed to Preston, 
Conn. ; he subsequently, probably before 1748, removed with his 
three sons to, and settled in the town of Kent, near the boundary be- 



HISTORY OP ANCIENT WOODBURY. 485 

tween Kent and Woodbury, now in the town of Washington, New 
Preston society. He was one of the original members of the Con- 
gregational church in New Preston, formed Jan. 5, 1757. He and 
his sons were probably among the first settlers of the place. He had 
issue : 

4 I. Samuel,^ b. 1715, married Patience Perry, at Rehoboth, 
Mass. She was b. 1716, and d. Apr. 4, 1790, a. 74. He d. Apr. 30, 
1786, a. 71. He took an active part in obtaining a charter for, and 
in establishing the New Preston Ecclesiastical Society, and was a 
man of decision and energetic character in devising and executing 
public business. On the Kent records it is found that Chere Werau- 
maug (a;i Indian chief) sold to Samuel Averill, a portion of Werau- 
maug Reserve, 100 acres more or less, July 20, 1749. 

i II. Daniel," b. 1710, m. Lucy Cogswell; she was b. 1727, and 
d. Sept. 23, 1782, a. 55. He d. Oct. 23, 1785, a. GO. A deed from 
Daniel Averill to Edward Cogswell, of a portion of land in the We- 
raumaug Reserve, Jan. 18, 1748, is the oldest record yet obtained of 
the Averills being in New Preston. 

A III. Moses,' b. 1724, m. Martha Cogswell. She was b. 1728, 
and d. July 30, 1781, a. 53. He d. Jan. 22, 1784, a. 60. He was 
deacon in the Congregational church in New Preston, but lived on 
the borders of Judea. 

Samuel- (2) had issue by his wife Patience : 

f^ I. Samuel,^ m. Sarah Payne. 

fg II. Perry,^ b. Sept. 18, 1754, m. Dorothy, dau. of Eliphalet 
Whittlesey, Esq., of New Preston, Sept. 22, 1774. She was b, Sept. 
8, 1755, and d. July 12, 1824, a. G9. He m. secondly, Wid. Sarah 
Turrell, of New Milford, Dec. 8, 1824. She d. Mar. 19, 1830, a. 83. 
He d. July 10, 1842, a. 88. He was a Revolutionary soldier, and 
subsequently colonel in the Conn, militia. 

7 III. Patience,' b. about 1741, m. Morgan Noble, and settled in 
Vermont. 

DanieP (3) had issue : » 

8 I. Nathan, 3 m. Rosana Noble ; he settled in Plattsburg, N. Y. 

9 II. Daniel,' m. Eunice Calhoun, j\Iay 17, 1784, and settled in 
Branford, Conn. 

10 III. Nathaniel,^ settled in Amsterdam, Albany co., N. Y. 

11 IV. Judah," b. 175G, d. May 18, 1781, a. 18. 
Moses^ (4) had issue : 

12 I. Isaac." 

13 II. Elisha," settled in Farmington, near Lake Erie. 



486 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURT. 

14 III. Moses,^ settled in Salina, N. Y. 

15 IV. Philo,3 settled in Ohio. 

16 V. Calvin,^ ) , . , -p. ^, ,^„n 

17 VI. Currence,^r^'"^''^^P- ^^^- ^^' ^™- 
Samuel' (5) had issue by his wife Sarah, in New Preston : 

31 I. Nathaniel Perrj,^ b. July 25, 1770, m. Mary, dau. of John 
Whittlesey, Esq., Sept. 25, 1792. She was born June 13, 1771. 
He settled in Washington, but removed about 1804 to Salisbury, 
Conn,, where he and his wife now reside. 

19 II. Roger,* m. Anne, dau. of Maj. William Cogswell, of New 
Preston, Dec. 31, 1797. 

Perry^ (G) had issue by his wife Dorothy : 

20 I. Perry,4 b. Mar. 28, 1775, d. Dec. 29, 1780, a. 5^ years. 

% II. Eliphalet,* b. Mar. 30, 1777, m. Mary, dau. of E. Root, Esq., 
of Hartford, Dec. 1, 1805. She was b. 1784, and d. Aug. 12, 1819, 
a. 35. He m. secondly, Eunice, dau. of Elihu White, Esq., of Bolton, 
Mar. G, 1821. He became a distinguished merchant, and a promi- 
nent and respected citizen of Hartford, Conn., where he d. Mar. 8, 
1842, a. 65. 

22 III. Heman,' b. March 23, 1779. He became a distinguished 
merchant in New York, where he took an active part in the forma- 
tion and operation of various benevolent and reforming institutions. 
He lived unmarried and died universally beloved, Dec. 30, 1834, a. 55. 

23 IV. Chloe,* b. Jan. 21, 1781, m. Stephen Crane, of New Mil- 
ford, Aug., 1808. He d. March 21, 1843, a. about 70. They had 
issue, three sons and four daughters, viz. : 

Heman Averill,' b. Oct. 1, 1809 ; m. Julia R. Underwood, Nov. 
18, 1885. 

Henry Stephen,^ b. June 16, 1811 ; m. Betsey Bishop, Oct. 14, 
1833. 

Hannah Maria,-' b. April 16, 1813 ; d. April 12, 1840, a. 27. 

George Elliott,^ b. June 27, 1815 ; m. Emily Clark, Sept. 25, 1839. 

Mary Julia,^ b. July 11, 1818; m. Warner, April 10, 1850. 

Caroline M.,^ b. Oct. 21, 1820 ; m. II. Snyder, June 2, 1844. 

Jennett D.,-' b. March 24, 1823 ; m. George M. Allen, April 20, 
1849. 

24 V. Dolly,' b. Dec. 28, 1782 ; m. Wilmot Sperry, Dec. 9, 1803. 
She d. March 22, 1812, a. 30. They had issue, one sou and three 
daughters. 

Horatio G.,^ b. Sept. 5, 1806 ; m. Eliza Tomlinson, Oct. 20, 1834. 
Amy M.,^ b. Jan. 13, 1803 ; m. John Angcvine, Feb. 20, 1833. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT AVOODDURY. 487 

Flora/ b. Dec. 16, 1809 ; m. Harvey P. Turrell, Feb. 17, 183C. 

Dollv M.,'b. Feb. 10, 1812 ; m. Harvey Whittlesey. 

44 VI. Perry,"' b. March 5, 1785: m. Eunice Ann, dau. of Phinear, 
Barnes, of Southbiiry, Sept. 22, 1808; she was b. March 10, 1788. 
She d. July 12. 1852, a. G4. He settled in Southbury, Conn. 

^ VII. Samuel.^ b. Feb. 17, 1787; m. Betsey, dau. of Amos John- 
son, Esq., of Southbury. May 30, 1815. She was b. May 5, 1787. 
He is a farmer upon the '' Old Homestead," which he has materially 
improved. 

27 Vni. Matilda Patience,^ b. Jan. 5, 1790 ; m. David Whittle- 
sey, Sept. 30, 1816. He was b. Aug. 18, 1787. She d. Dec. 31, 
1845. a. 56. They had issue, two sons and four daughters, viz :' 

Mary Averil^ b. March 31, 181S; m. A. B. Campbell, Oct. 3, 
183.5. 

Caroline M.,^' b. July 5, 1820 ; m. Sllvanus Stuart, April 17, 1839. 
Sarah D.,^ b. May 25, 1822 ; m. L. A. Warner, Nov. 7, 1847. 
Elisha A.,5 b. Dec. 25, 1824. . 

Deming,^ b. Aug. 25, 1827. , 

Helen M.,^ b. March 1, 1831. 

28 IX. Elisha,^ b. April 30, 1792 ; graduated at Yale College, a 
classmate of Rev. President Wheaton, also of Xew Preston ; he com- 
menced practicing law in New York, very soon after which he died, 
June 7, 1824, a. 32. 

f, X. Augustin," b. Aug. 30, 1795; m. Caroline Beach, July 12, 
1825 ; her mother's maiden name was Polly, dau. of Ilezekiah 
Thompson, Esq., of Woodbury ; she was b. 1802, and d. April 9, 
1837, a. 35. He m. 2, Margaret Eraser, at Woodbury, May 9, 1838 ; 
her mother was Amy, also a dau. of Ilezekiah Thompson, Esq. He 
is a distinguished merchant in New York, and has occupied various 
offices connected with the public schools and charitable institutions of 
the city. 

^ XL Frederick Wm.,-' b. Feb. 14, 1798 ; m. Ann Keith, Dec. 
21. 1819 ; she was b. 1797, and d. Jan. 19, 1839, a. 42. He m. 2. 
Wid. Julia Welton, Oct. 24, 1839. He ultimately removed to 
Bethany, Genessee co., N. Y., where he now resides. 

^^ XII. Horace,* b. Nov. 14, 1801; m. Jennett Hungerford, of 
Harwinton. Conn., April 17, 1839 ; he commenced mercantile busi- 
ness in Hartford, Conn. ; removed to Albany, N. Y., a few years 
since, where he is now in active business. 

Nathaniel P.* (18) had issue by his wife Mary: 

32 I. Harriet,'^ b. Dec. 9, 1793 ; m. Lyman Brewster, of Salisbury. 
Conn. 



488 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

33 IT. Garra,^ b, March 15, 1796 ; mechanic and manufacturer, 

34 III. John,^ died in infancy. 

35 IV. Sarah,5 |,^ ^eh. 2, 1801 ; m. Richard M. Hart, of Ohio. 

36 V. Chester,-' b. at New Preston, March 16, 1803; m. Miss 
Julia Pomeroy, of Stockbridge ; graduated and was subsequently a 
professor at Union College, N. Y. 

37 VI. Mary B.,^ b. at Salisbury, July 20, 1806. 

38 VII. Roger,' b. Aug. 14, 1809 ; m. Miss Maria D. White, of 
Danbury, Conn. ; he graduated at Union College, N. Y., and is an 
attorney and counselor at law in Danbury, Conn. 

39 VIII. Matilda,^ died in infancy. 

40 IX. Matilda,^ b. Oct. 24, 1814^; m. David P. Nichols, of Dan- 
bury. 

Eliphalet' (21) had issue by his Avife Mary, in Hartford, Conn : 

41 I. Mary Jane,' b. Sept. 18, 1806; m. Elisha Peck, Nov. 24, 
1825; he is now a merchant in New York city; she d. June 19, 
1836, a. 30. 

42 II. James Root,' b. Feb. 20, 1810 ; graduated at Yale College. 

43 III. Henry Perry,' b. Oct. 16, 1813 ; m. Asenath Peck, April 
24, 1838. 

44 IV. Augustin,* by his second wife, Eunice ; he died in infancy. 
Perry'' (25) had issue by his wife, Eunice Ann, in Southbury, Ct. : 

45 I. Phineas Barnes,' b. Aug. 31, 1809; m. Eliza E. dau. of 
Samuel Wheeler, and has four sons and one daughter. 

46 II. Eliza Jane,' b. June 28, 1811; m. M. M. Canfield, and 
has two sons. 

47 III. Eunice Maria,' b. May 30, 1820; m. Robert Crane, M. 
D., Feb. 17, 1847, and has one son. 

Samuel* (26) had issue by his wife, Betsey, in New Preston, Ct. : 

48 I. Dolly Betsy,' b. Jan. 23, 1817; m. D. W. Whittlesey, of 
Berlin, Conn., Sept. 4, 1839, and has two sons and two daughters. 

49 II. Samuel Johnson,' b. Feb. 25, 1819 ; m. Laura P. Piatt, of 
Southbury, Dec. 4, 1844 ; she was b. June 9, 1824. They have 
issue, four daughters ; he is a farmer upon the old homestead. 

50 III. Martha,' b. Oct. 4, 1820 ; d. March 9, 1822, a. 1^ years. 

51 IV. Mary,' b. March 23, 1822 ; m. Walker S. Seeley, April 
17, 1847 ; they have issue, two daughters ; he is a farmer in Wood- 
bury. 

52 V. Sally .1.,' 1). Nov. 7, 1824. 

Augustin* (29) had issue by his wife, Caroline, in New York : 

53 I. Lucy Caroline,' b. June 17, 1826; m. Wni. Churchill, Jr.. 
merchant of New York, July 28, 1847, and has two daughters. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 489 

54 11. Perry Beach/ b. Feb. 28, 1828 ; d. Oct. 7, 1829, a. 19 
months. 

55 III. Joseph Otis,^ b. Oct. 22, 1830; m. Sarah E., dau. of John 
H. Jones, Esq., of Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, May 12, 1852 ; 
she d. March 19, 1853; have one daughter; he is a merchant in 
New York city. 

56 IV. Augustin Gurley,' b. Oct. 30, 1832 ; d. Dec. 17, 1833, a. 
13 months. 

Augustin had issue by his second wife, Margaret, two sons and 
three daughters, viz : 

57 V. Mary Frances,^ b. Oct. 24, 1840. 

58 VI. Margaret Eraser,^ b. INIay 10, 1843. 

59 VII. Louisa Edelston,^ b. Nov. 22, 1844. 

60 VIIL Heman Augustin,-^ b. Feb. 22, 1849 ; d. Feb. 23, 1852, 
a. 3 years. 

61 IX. Augustin,^ Feb. 24, 1852. 

Frederick "William,* (30) had issue by his wife, Anne, in New 
Preston. 

62 L Polly Ann,5 b. Dec. 17, 1820 ; d. April 22, 1840, a. 20. 

63 IL Betsey,^ b. Oct. 14, 1822 ; m. L. C. Durgy, Feb. 20, 1845. 
04 III. Cornelia,^ b. Sept. 8, 1824 ; m. D. D. Waite, of Ohio, 

Aug. 20, 1849. 

65 IV. Martha,5b. Feb. 17, 1828; m. C. G. Thomson, Nov. 1, 
1840. 

00 V. Heman Perry,' b. Feb. 9, 1830 ; d. Sept. 8, 1831, a. 19 
months. 

67 VI. Heman Perry,-' b. March 20, 1832 ; m. C. E. Stark- 
weather, May 24, 1851. 

68 VII. Charles WUliam, b. April 23, 1834 ; d. March 8, 1836, 
a. 2 years. 

09 VIIL Charles Augustin,-' b. Oct. 31, 1836. 
Horace,* (31) had issue by his wife, Jennette. 

70 I. Mary Jane,* b. Aug. 1, 1840. 

71 IL William Hurd,^ b. Sept. 3, 1842. 

72 HI. Horace Perry^ b. Feb. 23, 1852. 

Henry Perry,* (43) had issue by his w. Asenath. 

73 L Henry Eliphalet." 74 II. James Perry.« 75 IIL ElishaP.' 

Phineas B.,* (45) has issue by his w. Ehza M., at South 
Britain. 

76 I. Eliphalet H.," b. 17 July, 1833. 

77 IL Perry," b. 24 May, 1838. 

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490 HISTORT OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

78 III. Eunice Eliza/ b. 20 Sept. 1840. 

79 IV. Samuel Pliineas,« b. 12 June, 1843. 

80 V. Frank Wheeler/ b. 12 Aug. 1848. 

Samuel J./ (49) has issue by his w. Laura P., at New Pres- 
ton, Conn. 

81 I. Ellen Maria,« b. 17 Dec. 1846. 

82 II. Mary Elizabeth,^ b. 30 Oct. 1848. 

83 III. Betsey Caroline,^ b. 6 Aug. 1850. 

84 IV. Edna Eliza," b. 20 Nov. 1852. 

Heman P.,'* (68) has issue by his w. Clarissa. 

85 I. Forester Wallace,«b. 22 Sept. 1852. 

A few of the foregoing list were born in Ancient Woodbury ; the 
greater part, however, were born in New Preston. As a whole, they 
have been public spirited, — decided and energetic in the performance 
of business and duty. Nearly all have been members of Congrega- 
tional churches. 



ATWOOD FAMILY. 



This has been a name of some consequence on the other side of the 
water. Sixteen different families have entered their coats of arms 
in the herald's office. It has been a numerous family on both sides 
of the Atlantic. Ten of the name have graduated at different colleges 
prior to 1853. 

The name of Atwood appeared in Massachusetts earlier than in 
"Connecticut. John Atwood, Gent., from London, was made a free- 
man, 1636, and was assistant in the Plymouth colony in 1638. He 
brought over a large estate and died 1644. Phillip, aged 13, em- 
barked for New England in the Francis, of Ipswich, the last of April, 
1 634. Ilarman was member of the artillery company, 1 644, freeman, 
1645, in Mass. Capt. Thomas, of Wethersfield, Conn., tradition says, 
was for a time captain of a company under Oliver Cromwell. He was 
a physician of some note, and died 1G82. Estate £148, 16s. 9c?. Pie 
m. Abigail, and had Abigail b. Sej)!. 30, 1668. Andrew b. Sept. 1, 
1671. Jonathan b. June 8, 1G75. Josiah b. Oct. 4, 1678. 

1 Dr. Jonathan' emigrated to Woodbury, and was among tlie early 
-settlers, lie lived opposite to and owned the land constituting the 
homestead of Dr. G. H. Atwood. He married Sarah Terrill, Thanks- 
giving day evening, Nov. 5, 1701, and d. Jan. 1, 1733. His estate, as 
■valued by his distributors, March 16, 1733, amounted to £469 5s. 
OUver had £235 5s. Jonathan £234. He had, 



HISTOKY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 491 

2 I. Nathan,- b. Sept. 6, 1702, "early in the morning." He re- 
sided on the coi'ner by Alex. Gordon's tannery, and was a very strong 
man. He d. a. about 24. 3 II. Mary^ b. Oct. 22, 1703; d. Dec. 
22 following. 

4 III. Mary,-b. April 20, 1705, mother of Dr. Seth and Atwood 
Bird. 

1 IV. Lieut. Jonathan,^ b. Sept. 9, 1710; d. 1783. 
^ 3« V. Oliver,^' b. March 11, 1717 ; d. Jan. 30, 1810. 
Nathan,^ ((2) had 

I I. Elijah,=^ b. April 11,1724; d. Nov. 29, 1804. 

8 II. Sarah,^ b. June 29, 1726. 

Lieut. Jonathan,^ (5) m. Hannah Sherman ; she d. May 4, 1790, ., 
and had ^ \ 

9 I. Mary,3 b. April 20, 1733 ; m. April 15, 1751, John Stoddard.'"' 

10 IL Lucy,=' bap. May 11, 1735; m. Abel Woodward, f. Dr. 
Sherman, David, &c. 

II III. Olive,^ b. Jan. 15, 1738 ; m. 1. Timothy Strong, 2. Amo« 
Allen. 

12 IV. David,^ bap. Jan. 13, 1740 ; d. young. 

Jl V. David,"* b. Oct. 3, 1742 ; m. Martha Waller, Dec. 17, 17G5. 

14 VI. Jerusha,^ b. March 23, 1745; m. David Minor, mother of 
ISIrs. Reuben Martin and Mrs. Daniel Hill. 

15 VII. Esther,^ bap. Aug. 30, 1747; m. Asa Atwood. 

16 VIIL Sarah,=* b. April 27, 1750; m. 1. Thomas Orton ; had 
five children ; 2. Esq. Jackson, Mass. 

17 IX. Jonathan,^ bap. Aug. 30, 1752, (single) ; d. 1816. 

18 X. Hannah,-' b. March 27, 1755 ; m. 1. Benjamin Martin ; 2. 
Deodate Silliman, Esq., Stepney, Conn. 

19 XL Phebe,^ b. Oct. 9, 1759; d. same year. 

Elijah,'' (7) m. Annah Jocelyn, of East Haven ; (slie d. 1814) and 
had 

% I. Jesse,'' b. May 12, 1752 ; m. Eachel Minor ; went to Jeffer- 
son, N. Y. and d. about 1834. 

% II. Asa,' b. Dec. 31, 1753 ; m. 1. Esther A. ; 2. • Hurd, 

and was shot by the British in N. Y. city, the day it was evacuated. 

22 III. Molly,^ b. Nov. 24, 1755 ; m. Elijah AVeller, and had I. 
Huldah, m. 1. Gersham Douglass; 2. Clark Beard. II. Annis, m. 
went west. III. Benjamin, went into the army. IV. Orry, m. Arra 
Cady. V. Sally, m. 1. Brown; 2. Benajah Edwards. 

% IV. Noble,-* b. Nov. 23, 1758; m. Margaret, dau. Stephen Judd. 

24 V. Sally,* bap. Jan. 31, 17G2 ; m. Obadiah Monson ; had I. 
Barney. 




492 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURT. 

S3 VI. Elijah/ b. March 15, 1765 ; m. Abigail Atwood. 
2G VII. Anna/ bap. May 15, 1768; m. Uri Bronson. 

David,^ (13) had * ' 

27 I. Phebe,^ m. Sanford. 

28 II. Abigail,^ m. Elijah Atwood ; d. 1834, Jan. 29. 

29 III. Esther," bap. Oct. 2, 1774; m. Elijah Daley; had 
Garry, &c. 

30 IV. Samuel," bap. Dec. 29, 1776 ; m. Irene Orton, Jan. 11, 1798. 

31 V. Thomas,* bap. June 25, 1780. 

Oliver,^ (6) m. 1. Lois Wheeler, Nov. 12, 1740 ; 2. Nancy Wells; 
3. Naomi Fairchild, and had by 1. 

I. Deac. Nathan,^ b. 1741 ; m. Rhoda Warner, Jan. 4, 1763 ; d. 
1803. 

3 II. Gideon,^ b. March 3, 1743 ; lived single, and d. in Bethle- 
hem, Feb. 9, 1827, and gave his property to the town, two societies 
and Gen. Bird. 

II III. Elisha,3 b. April 27, 1745 ; d. May 24, 1825. 

35 IV. Ann,^ b. June 3, 1747 ; m. 1. Simeon Martin, 1 767, and had 

I. Anna, m. Jonas Minor. II. Philena, m. Joseph Minor, and 2. 
Mr. Holt. Anna had I. Electa ; m. Minot Smith. II. Chloe, m. 
Burton Judson. III. Ai-milla, m. 1. Alpha Scott ; 2. F. S. Atwood, 
no issue. Philena had Simeon M. and Albert. 

,Ti V. John,^ b. March 19, 1749. By 2d. 

37 VI. Wells,^ m. Lydia Atwood. 

38 VII. Nancy ,^ m. 1 Allen Carrington, of Woodbridge ; 2. Elihu 
Sanford, N. H. 

Jesse," (20) had 

39 I. Asa,^ m. lived at Lockport, N. Y. ; d. about 1843. 
J? II. William,^ b. June, 1783 ; m. Clarissa Martin. 

41 III. Lydia,^ m. Wells Atwood ; went west. 

42 IV. Betsey,^ m. Beecher Tolles ; went to N. Y. state ; had 
children. 

43 V. Ally ,5 single. 

44 VI. Anna,'* m. Jacob Jones, N. Y. 

45 VII. Jared.s 

Asa," (21) had by 1 wife, and she died. 

46 I. Ichabod,^ m. lived in Ellsworth ; moved to Ohio. By 2d. 
47. II. Asenath,5 m. when aged, old Mr. Chapman. 

William,^ (40) had 
48 I. Jason.** 

Noble," (23) had 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 493 

49 I. Dr. Curtis,^ b. April 10, 1783 ; A. B. Y. C. ; m. bail cbil- 
dren, lived in S. C. 

fs ir. Stepben/ b. April 14, 1785 ; m. Riitb Bronson. 

g III. Warner,^ b. Aug. 27, 1787 ; ni. ZiUah Drew. 

52 IV. Nancy,' m. Cbauncey Dayton ; bad Noble, Lewis and 
Curtis, &c. 

ra "V. Elijah,^ m. Permeba Atwood. 

Elijab,* (25) (nicknamed Ilardbead,) bad 

i*TO I. Wasbington 11.,' m. Maria Stone. 

55 II. Harriet,* m. Philo Atwood. 

,% III. David,' m. Huldab Manvill. 

i?9 IV. Henry C.,' b. Marcb 13,i|JSpi ; m. Jane Lum, Oct. 6, 
1822, of Oxford. ' "• f' 

58 V. Annor,' m. George Ketcbum ; bad I. Frederick. II. Mary, 
and III. Rollin. 

Stepben,' (50) bad 

59 I. Cbauncey,^ b. Jan. 13, 1816; m. Martba Atwood; bad 
Bernice. 

60 11. Obve,''b. June 25, 1817; m. Russel Dayton, N. Y., in 
1843; d. 1844. 

?J III. George,^ b. April 25, 1819 ; m. 1. Nancy Porter; 2. Wid. 
Mary Dayton, dau. of Samuel Scovill. 

62. IV. Maria," b. Dec. 31, 1820 ; m. Cbester Atwood, Mar., 1849. 

63 V. Marcia,«b. Sept. 18, 1823 ; d. Dec. 22, 1825. 

64 VI. Dotha," b. Sept. 16, 1826; d. July 16, 1842. 

65 VII. Henry N.,« b. Sept. 22, 1828; d. July 13, 1833. 

66 VIII. Eben," b. April 17, 1831. 

67 IX. Margaret,'' b. Jan. 27, 1837. 

Warner,' (51) bad 

68 I. Cbarles," m. Eunice Andrews, Cbesbire. 

69 II. Jane,"^ m. Almon Mansfield ; bad one girl and died. 

70 III. Nancy,® single, died. 

71 IV. Hannab,® m. Frank Lewis, Bristol ; bad Frank. 

72 V. Noble," m. Alma E. Hawley ; bad girL 

73 VI. Mary." 

Elijab,' (53) had 

74 I. Cbloe," m. Nelson Hayes ; no issue. 

75 II. Belinda," m. Morgan Morebouse ; had two boys. 

76 III. Harvey," m. Semantha Holmes ; had a daughter. 

77 IV. Roderic." 

George," (61) had by 1 w. 

78 I. Curtis B.' 79 II. Henry PJ 80 III. Herbert."' 



494 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBUKY. 

- Deac. Nathan,^ (32) had 

81 I. Mary/ b. June 1, 1765 ; m. Thomas Judson, and had I. 
Philo. II. Rhoda, m. Wm. Minor. III. Sylvester, m. Lois King. 

L- II. Nathan/ b. May 30, 1767 ; d. 1853 ; m. 1. Susanna Minor 
2. Ahhea Gillette. 

83 III. Joseph," b. Sept. 28, 1770 ; m. Polly Tuttle. 

^ IV. Daniel,^ b. July 8, 1772 ; m. 1. Polly Brown, May 15, 
1794 ; 2. Maria Mansfield. 

85 V. AbeV b. Feb. 13, 1779 ; m. Clara Judson ; had eh. Nathan, 
Almon, Caroline, &c. 

Nathan," (82) had by 1. 

8G I. Salina,^ bap. Feb. 8^1789; m. Deac. B. M. Peck; had 
Samuel. %^ 

87 II. Eev. Anson S.,^ bap. Oct. 17, 1790 ; A. B. Y. C. ; m. at 
Mansfield, Conn. 

ui ni. Norman,^ bap. 1792 ; m. Abigail Woodward. 

1^5 IV. Nathan W.^ m. had children, I. Laura, m. &c. 

90 V. Alma,* m. Lester SutlifF, had issue. 

Daniel," (84) had by 1st w. 

91 L Milo,*m. Sophia Lum ; had L Emily. « IL Mary." IIL 
Benjamin.'' 

92 II. Eliza,^m. Elijah, son of Job Northrop; had Sarah, m. Mr. 
Cossett. 

^ III. Ilermon Garry,* m. Betsey Northrop, dau. Wid. Phebe 
Northrop. By 2d. 

94 IV. Polly.* 95 V. Albert.* 
Hermon G.,' (93) had 

96 I. Cornelia," m. Grandison Hamlin. 

97 II. George,^ m. Elizabeth Smith. 

98 IIL Sarah." 99 IV. Edwin." 

100 V. Hiram," b. Jan. 22, 1844. 
Washington H.,* (54) had 

101 I. Mary,"m. Levi Crouch, Jr. ; had Ella Maria. 

102 IL Edward W.," m. Eliza Pitt ; had John Washington. 

103 IIL Walter." 104 IV. Henry." 
David,* (56) had 

105 I. Henry," m. Hannah Thomas. lOG IL George." 

107 III. Charles," m. dau. M. C. Russelh 

108 IV. Sarah." 109 V. Elizabeth." 

Henry Clinton,* (57), inspector of customs N. Y. city from 
1838 to '41 ; surveyor from '44 to '45; was guager from 
'45 to '49, and had 



HISTORY Oi" ANCIENT WOODBURT. 495 

110 I. Charles W., b. 1823; m. Henrietta A. Hammond, 1843 ; 
inspector of customs in the port of N. Y. from 1844 to '9. 

111 11. Henrietta. 
Norman,^ (88) had 

112 I. Lucius,^ m. in Bi'istol. 

113 II. Lucinda,^ ") . m. West. 

114 III. Belinda,^ I ^'^'"^' m. Henry Daniels. 

115 IV. Rebecca." 

116 V. Frederick," m. in Cincinnati, Ohio. 117 VI. George.* 

118 VII. Cornelia," m. Joshua Reed, R. I. . ^ 

119 VIII. Lewis," m. Elizabeth Piatt ; had girl. ^ A-O^ )^ /V-s 

120 IX. William," and deserted his wife. 

Elisha,^ (34) m. Mary, dau. Dr. Henry Skilton, and had 

}i I. Oliver,* b. Sept. 15, 1768; m. 1. Susanna Monson; 2. 
Mary Handy. 

}| II. Henry S.,* m. j. Ruth Guernsey, dau. Amos ; 2. Charlotte 
Guernsey, dau. Bethel C. 

Ill III. Elisha,* m. Lucy Carr, Sept. 6, 1798. 

124 IV. Gideon,* d. young. 

}i V. Gideon,* m. Sally Strickland. 126 VI. Mary A.,* d. young. 

127 VII. Mary A.*, m. Friend Guernsey ; had no issue. 

11^ VIII. Wheeler,* m. 1. Susannah StoddSard ; 2. Harriet, dau. 
Daniel Riggs. 

129 IX. Lucy,* m. Wm. Hotchkiss, and had I. Nancy, m. Daniel 
Upson; no issue. 11. Robert, (m. 1. Rebecca Leavenworth ; had I. 
Catharine. 2. m. Caroline Fenn ; had II. James. III. John.) III. 
Henry, (m. Hannah Trowbridge, and had I. William, II. Franklin,) 
IV. Ann, m. Alva De Wolf, and had I. Huldah, 11. Eliza, III. Ma- 
ria, V. Harriet. 

^ X. Reuben,* m. Abia Piatt, went to Pa. 

»| XI. Harvey," b. July 30, 1784 ; m. Betsey, dau. Bethel C. 
Guernsey. 

132 XII. Betsey,* m. Joseph Bryan, and had I. Mary, m. Zerah 
Tousley, judge Orleaos co. court, N. Y. and ha-d children, II. Lucy, 
d. single. III. David S., A. B. Union College, studied law, went to 
N. 0., m. had a son, lost his 1. and has his 2. wife. IV. Joseph A. 
m. Rebecca Millard, Orleans co. N. Y. V. Betsey, d. single. 

183 XIIL Sheldon,* d. a. 18. 
Oliver,* (121) had by 1 

184 I. Permelia,^ m. Elijah A. 

}^ II. Holmes,^ m. Anna Lunden ; lived in Pa. ; moved to Wis- 
consin. 



496 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

\l^ III. Hawkins,' m. Irene Judson. By 2d. 

137 IV. John A.,' h. April 1810 ; m. Lydia A. Bingliam,b. Dec. 
1811, dau. Mary Force, and had I. Olive L., b. 1838, II. Roxanna P., 
b. 1841, III. Emily S., b. 1845, IV. Julia M., b. 1847. 

138 V. Gilbert,^ m. Jannet Wright ; had I. Alma. 

139 VI. EHza,^ m. Lucius Foot ; had two boys and was divorced. 

140 VII. George,^ m. Polly Spencer. 

141 VIII. Olive.^ 

142 IX. Ephraim C.,' m. Ruth Ann A. ; had I. Jane. 
Holmes,^ (135) had 

143 I. Oliver H.s 144 II. Mary Ann.« 145 III. Gifford." 
146 IV. Wheeler.^ 147 V. Morriss.^ 

Hawkins,^ (136) had 

148 I. Susanna," m. Scovil Terrill. 

149 II. Minot." 

150 III. Josiah,^ m. in Wallingford. 

151 IV. Wealthy, 6 m. 

152 V. Sherman.'' 

Henry S.« (122) had by 1st wife, 

153 I. Tabitha,^ m. Asa Porter; had I. Henry. II. Ruth, m. 
Noah Judson, no issue. III. George, m., had two sons, wife d. IV. 
John. V. Nancy, m. George Atwood. Porter deserted her. 

154 11. Buel,'* m. Sally Waugh ; had Julia," m. George," John," 
&c. 

1^ III. Charles,^ m. Polly An dross. 
Jijg IV. Henry,'* m., lives in Ga., has children. 
157 V. JoeV m. Aug. 15, 1823, 1. Nancy, (dau., Peter Guern- 
sey, and had I. Marshall, d. II. Henry, m. Maria Wheeler.) 2. 
Polly Curtiss, Newtown, and had Marshall, &c. 

}^ VI. Hinman,^ b. Feb. 27, 1799 ; m. 1. Maria Wooster, d. 2. 
Dotha, dau. Abijah, Guernsey divorced. 3. Alma Strickland, di- 
vorced. 4. Eliza De Forest, b. July 28, 1809. 
Charles,^ (155,) had 
159 I. Amelia," m. Lyman Beardslee and d. leaving two dau'rs. 
IGO II. Louisa," m.l. Wm. Hawkins; had one dau'r. 2. Friend 
Eggleston ; had boy. 

161 III. Delia, " m. Jonas Ilungerford ; had one dau. one son. 

162 IV. Emeline," m. Albert Case, Bristol; d. leaving two dau. 

163 V. Edward," single; d. Aug., 1847. 

164 VI. Sarah S." 

165 Vll. Mary B.," m. Bloodgood. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT TVOODBURY. 497 

1G6 VIII. James M.," m. 1. Helen Merrills, d. no issue. 2. Mary 
Sperrj. 

167 IX. David," m. Maria Spellman ; had dau. b. 1843. 

1 68 X. Grace,'' d. young. 

Hinman,^ (158) had two dau's by 1st w. that d., and also 

169 I. Robert A.,« b. Aug. 4, 1822 ; m. in N. Hartford. By 4th, 

170 II. Lovinia," b. Aug. 6, 1830. 

171 III. Scovill L.,« b. Oct. 22, 1831; m. Augusta Smith, of 
Northlield. 

172 IV. Sarah B.,« b. July 6, 1833. 

173 V. Samuel E.,« b. Oct. 30, 1835 ; drowned in Waterbury, 
1853. 

174 VI. Ann Eliza,« b. March 20, 1836. 

175 VII. Ralph H.,« b. April 8, 1838; made deaf and mute by 
scarlatina, 1844. 

176 VIII. Henry Walter,"), . , . oic-o 
TTT TV xj w 11 6 rtwnis, b. Aug. 2, IboU. 

177 IX. Harry Wallace, " ) ' ° ' 

178 X. C. F. Cleveland," b. Aug. 6, 1843. 

179 XI. Henry S.," b. May 23, 1845. 

180 XII. Ellen Jane," b. Oct. 30, 1846. 
Elisha,^ (123) had 

III I. Colhns,^ m. 1. Emeline Scott ; moved to Ohio; has his 2d 
wife. 

li II. Burr B.,^ m. Charlotte Hawley, 1830. ' 

183 III. Mary ,5 m. Henry Sandland. 

184 IV. Merrit,* b. 1807 ; single; d. 1828. 

185 V. Garner^ m. Charlotte Hyde; had L Lucy; II. Franklin, 
and moved to N. Y. state. 

186 VI. Ann,5 m. Henry Smith. 

187 VII. Ruth,^ m. George Smith. 
Z VIII. Chester,^ m. Maria A. 

Collins,^ (181) had by 1st, 
189 I. Lamira," m. ISO II. Martha," m. 191 III, Merrit, 
192 IV. Birge," 193 V. Juliet." 
Burr B.,5 (182) had 

194 I. Ruth A.," b. 1831 ; m. E. C. A., 1850. 

195 II. Martin V. B.," b. 1834. 

196 III. Elisha," b. 1837. 

197 IV. Oliver," b. 1840. 

198 V. Mary A.," b. 1842. 

199 VI. Marian," b. 1845. 



498 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

200 VII. Charlotte M.« b. 1848; lived eight days. 

201 YIII. Nancy,'^ b. 1851. 
Chester,^ (188) had 

202 I. Bennet C. 203 11. Benjamin D. 
Gideon,^ (125) had 

189 I. Stiles/ single ; d. 1850, at Alabama, worth $450,000. 

190 II. Hannah,^ m. Bennet Wooster. 

191 III. Sally,^ m. Hai'son Northrop, Wisconsin, and had 

I. Stiles ; II. Marshall ; III. Martha, twins ; IV. Dex- 
ter; V. Ilarson. 

192 IV. Juliet,^ d. single, at Ala. 
Wheeler,'' (128) had by 1st, 

193 I. dau.,^ d. young, 1798. 

2u6^ II. Horace S.,^ b. 1800 ; m. Maria Morriss. 
}^l III. John N.,^ m. Lois Strickland. 

196 IV. Susan,^ m. Bansford Foot; went to N. Y. state ; had 
issue. 

J?^ V. Wm. R.,5 m. Roxy Morriss ; d. 1852, ae. 45. 

198 VI. Samuel,^ m. Clarinda L. Jones, New Milford, and had 
I. Zachery T.** 

199 VII. Sarah,'^ m. 1. Gid Crane, and had I. Dwight; 2. Ed. 
Hannah, and had II. Juliet ; III. RulufF. 

200 VIII. Martha,'^) ra. Chauncey A.; had Bernice, b. 

Uwins. Oct., 1849. 

201 IX Mary,^ ) m. Julius Smith, and had issue. 

202 X. Wheeler,^ m. Louisa, dau. Lewis Judd, and had I. 
Lucy.« By 2d wife, 

203 XL Franklin,^ d. young. 

204 XII. Dwight Starr.^ 

205 XIIL Lewis Hart,^ b. May 19, 1843. 

206 XIV. Amos Gridley.'^ 
Horace S.,^ (194) had 

207 I. Julia.« 

208 II. Margaret.^ 

209 IIL Roger," d. March, 1844. 

210 IV. Benjamin," d. March, 1844. 

211 V. Roger H.,« b. Dec. 25, 1847. 
John N.,5 (195) had 

212 I. Stephen C," m. wid. Ann Davis, dau. Nathan Woodward, 
and had I. Joseph M.; II. John N. 

213 II. William," m. Betsey French ; had L Lois. 

214 III. Susannah,^ m. Theodore Merwin. 



HISTOKT OF ANCIENT AYOODBTRT. 499 

215 IV. Sarah.« 

216 Y. John." 

217 VI. Harrison." 

218 YII. Abigail,*' b. Dec. 5, 1844. 
William R.,5 (197) had 

219 I. Ellen." 220 II. Stoddard," d. 1852. 221 III. Morriss." 222 

IV. Frank," b. May 15, 1844. 223 V. Arvesta." 224 
Yl. Vestina." 225 VII. Goodwin." 226 VIII. Wm 
E.," b. 1853. 
Reuben,^ (130) had 

227 I. Silas,^ m. * 

228 II. Caroline,^ m. Eli Gibbs. 

229 III Mary Ann,^ d. single. 

230 IV. Wheeler.5 

231 V. George,^ m. Henrietta Taylor. 232 VI. Julia,^ d., ae. 18- 
Harvey,^ (131) m. Betsey Guernsey, May 13, 1809, and had 

233 I. Charlotte,-^ b. May 10, 1810 ; d.'Sept. 19, 1814. 

234 II. Charlotte Elizabeth/ b. Aug. 5, 1815 ; d. Oct. 10, 1819. 
^ III. Garwood Harvey,' b. Dec. 5, 1818. A. B. M. D. Yale. 
^ IV. Leman Guernsey,^ b. April 28, 1821. 

237 V. Preston,^ b. May 5, 1825. 

Garwood H,^ (235) m. Henrietta Eliza Judson, sole issue of 
Henry and Nancy Judson, May 1, 1848, and had 

238 I. Henrietta Elizabeth," b. Oct. 18, 1849. 
289 II. Eliza H.," b. Oct. 14, 1851. 

Leman G.,^ (236) m. Delia Melinda, dau. Laurens Judson, 
and had 
240. L Helen OpheHa," b. March 20, 1842. 

241 IL Howard Harvey," b. Feb. 10, 1852. 

John," (36) m. 1. Concurrence Hurd. 2. Martha Brooks. 
3. Phebe Korthorp, and had by 1st, 

242 I. Lucy,* m. 1. Joel Martin. 2. Col. Curtis Tomlinson. 

1^ IL Truman,* b. 1772 ; m. Matilda Picket, New Milford ; d. 
Sept. 12, 1834. 

244 III. Anna,* died young. 

?^ IV. James,* b. 1775 ; m. 1. Prudence Stoddard ; 2. widow 
Abigail Lewis ; 3. Rosetta Cherevoy ; 4. Aurilla Hine, (divorced.) 

246 V. Michael,* b. 1777 ; m. 1. Mabel Peat ; 2. Polly Northorp. 

247 YL Concurrence,* b. 1779 ; d. young. 
By 2d wife, 



500 HISTORY OF ANCIENT -WOODBURY. 

248 VI. PhiV b. 1782 ; m. 1. Faircliild ; 2. Harriet 

AtM'ood. 

249 VIII. Ruth Ann/ b. 1783 ; m. Chauncey Hall, Dec. 5, 1803 ; 
had Fred'k and Chauncey. 

^50 IX. Polly,* b. 1785; m. Daniel Bellamy, Oct. 9, 1802. 

251 X. Minerva," b. 1787 ; m. Henry Oaks, N. H.; had issue. 

252 XI. Martha,* d. young. 
Truman," (243) had 

253 I. Currence,* m. Bethuel Foot. 

254 II. Delia,5 m. Norton, Berlin. 

255 III. Mills,^ m.; had a son David Judson.^ A. 

256 IV. Hector,^ 

James," (245) had by 1st, 

257 I. Olive,^ m. Elmore Judson, and had I. Minerva, m. Elijah 
D. Judson. II. Thomas, m. Ann Millard. III. Wesley. 

1^ II. Frederick S.,'^ m. 1. Maria Tuttle ; 2. Wid. Armilla Scott ; 
3. Wid. Sarah Hurd. 

259 III. Sylvia S.,^ m. Niram Warner and had I. Sarah, m. Geo. 
Camp, of New Pijeston. II. Oeorge. 
II IV. John Bird,'' m. Maria Lewis. 
Fred'k S.,5(258) had by 1st, 

261 Abiram S.,*^ m. Cornelia North; had Eugene,'^ b. March 14, 
1847. 

262 Chauncey H.,« m. Abby Hamblin, of Bristol ; had a son. 

263 Jannet,^ m. Nathan Warner, Jr.; had a dau. 

264 George,« m. Iluldah Carrington, of Bristol, 1853. 
John B.,5 (260) had by Maria, 

265 I. Estella." 

266 n. Victoria^. 

267 III. Frances," 

268 IV. James,« 

269 V. Helen Ada,« and parted from her. 

Henry ,5 (156) m. Margaret Ann Mcintosh in 1825 and had 

270 I. Ruth Ann." 

271 II. Jane M.« 

272 III. Sarah.« 

273 IV. William Henry," 

274 V. James Alfred. 

275 VI. Matilda R.," and a pair of twins, (sons.) 

Nathan W.,* (89) m. Sarah Gillette, dau. AltheaG.,and had 

276 L Laura," m Burwell. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 501 

277 11. Minerva,^ m. Mcarsh. 

278 III. Martha Jane,'' m. Richardson, and two sons, one 

1844, and the other was drowned in Waterbury. 



AMBLER FAMILY. 



Abraham Ambler, of Stamford, Conn., m. Mary , Dec. 25, 

1662. He was probably son of Richard Ambler, of Watertown, 
Mass. Abraham and Mary had issue, 1. Mary, b. Jan. 15, 1G63 ; 
2. Abraham, b. Jan. 5, 1665 ; 3, John, b. Feb. 18, 1667 ; 4. Joshua, 
b. Sept. 8, 1670; 5. Saveas, (a dau.) b. Oct. 6, 1672; perhaps 
others. 

Abraham, Jun., of Stamford, had Sarah, b. Dec. 29, 1721 ; Abra- 
ham, b. Feb. 2, 1724, and others. 

Stephen, of Stamford, had John, b. March 24, 1728 ; Joseph, b. 
Oct. 4, 1727, and others. 

David Ambler, Esq. was born at Stamford, April 29, 1739, and 
Cgimeto Bethlehem society in 1773. His father, Stephen, then resi- 
ding at Stamford, afterward died there. David m. Nov. 3, 1761, 
Olive Wildman, sister of Rev. Benjamin Wildman, of Soutlibury. 
He had for a long period the supei vision of the town affairs in the 
section where he resided ; was an efficient magistrate, and during the 
Revolution rendered important services to the country, as committee 
of safety, and in procuring and forwarding supplies to the army. He 
d. Jan. 8, 1808. His wife survived him many years, and resided 
with her daughter at Bridgewater, Oneida Co., N. Y. Children as 
follows. 

1. Betty, b. Nov. 8, 17G2, m. Lebbius Camp ; 2. Billy, b. June 29, 
1764 ; 3. Olive, b. Feb. 7, 1766 ; 4. Dorcas, b. Oct. 14, 1768 ; 5. 
Polly, b. Dec. 4, 1772, m. 1. Horace Brace, 2. Ebenezer Frisbie ; 
6. Sarah, b. Jan. 21, 1774; 7. Daniel, b. Jan. 8, 1776 ; 8. Olive, b, 
Jan. 3, 1779; 9. Dorcas, b. Nov. 1, 1780, m. Dr. Lawrens Hull, of 
Angelica, N. Y.; 10. Sarah, b. June 7, 1786, m. 1. William Durand, 
2. Luther Holbrook. 

Billy Ambler, son of David, Esq., m. Elizabeth Camp, and had, 1. 
Olive, b. Sept 4, 1791, d. May 21, 1793 ; 2. Selina, b. May 29, 1794, 
d. Aug. 19, 1796 ; 3. Polly, b. Nov. 29, 1795, d. March 9, 1820 ; 4. 

Joseph, b. Nov. 6, 1797, m. Eunice Mason, and d. 18 , without 

issue ; 5. Charles W., b. March 17, 1799, m. Melinda Tanner, and 



502 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBUKT. 

has an only child, John T.; 6. John C, b. Jan. 3, 1801 ; 7. Betsey, b. 
June 15, 1802, m. 1. Camp Hatch, 2. Jabez Whiting ; 8. Susan W., 
b. June 11, 1804, m. JohnR. Church; 9. Cynthia A., b. May 19, 180G, 
m. Chester Hall ; 10. Olive Selina, b. Aug. 23, 1809, d. unmarried. 
David, Jr., m. Ruth Thompson, of C4oshen ; removed to Augusta, 

N. Y., both living. Their children are, Charles, Eliza, m. Rice, 

Caroline, Augusta, d. unm., Mary, Charlotte, Lucretia, David and 
Rhoda. 



BAKER FAMILY. 



Baker is an old name at Boston and other places in Massachusetts ; 
also at Dover, New Hampshire, at Hartford, and many other towns 
in Connecticut. 

Joshua Baker, son of Alexander Baker, of Boston, b. there in 
1642, moved to New London about 1670, m. and had children, among 
whom it is believed was John,b. Dec. 24, 1681, who came to Wood- 
bury from New London, and d. in 17-50. The name of his first wife 
was Comfort, of the second Sarah ; children as follows. 

1. John, bap. April, 1703; 2. Ephraim, bap. Feb., 1707 ; 3. Mary, 
bap. March, 1709, m. Joseph Allen, March 11, 1736-7, father of Col. 
Ethan Allen; 4. Remember, b. Feb. 22, 1712 ; 5. Sarah, bap. Oct., 
1715 ; G. Elijah, b. May 16, 1718 ; 7. Elisha, b. Oct., 1724. 

Dea. John, Jr., d. May 7, 1787, had a wife, Patience, and 
children, 

1. Mercy, b. Feb., 1726; d. July 6, 1735. 

2. Eliakim, bap. May 19, 1728 ; had children, 

1. Patience, bap. July 22, 1753, m. Benjamin Clark, Sept. 
21, 1775; 2. Phineas, bap. Sept. 21, 17.55; 3. Mary, bap. 
Sept. 11, 1757 ; 4. Silas ; 5. Jacob ; Ehakim ; the three 
bop. June 9, 1774. 

3. Mary, bap. March 8, 1730; m. Abraham Thomas, Jan. 31, 
1751. 

4. Damans, b. April 22, 1733 ; d. Dec. 31, 1736. 

5. Seth, b. July 14, 1785 ; had 

I. Thrttklcus," bap. jMay 3, 1761, m. Ann Castle, Jan. 7, 1791 ; 2. Alpheus, 
bap. May 0, 17G2; 3. Abigail, bap. Sept., 21, 17G5; 4. Seth, bap. Nov. 9, 17GC. ; 
.•5 Joseph, bap. March 1, 1772; 0. Sarah, bap. Jan. 2, 1774; 7. Lucr, baj). 
Oct. 8, 1775; 8. Curtis, baj). Oct. 21. I7SI. 

6. John, bap. Oct. 17, 1742 ; d. young. 



HISTOUr OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 503 

7. Damaris, bap. Dec. IG, 1744, m. Nathan Rimiser, Aug. 19, 
1765. 

8. John, bap. April 3, 1748 ; d. Aug. 28, 1774. 

Ephraim, second .-^on of John, m. Sarah Blakeley, Jan., 1733. 
Children, 1. Samuel, bap. Nov. 3, 1734 ; 2. Daniel, bap. May 15 
1737, d. 1786 ; 8. Sarah, bap. July 22, 1739, m. John Woodrufi' 
Feb. 3, 1756. 

Remember, third son of John, was accidentally killed on Mine 
Hill, (Roxbury,) about 1740. He left a wife, Tamer, and children, 

1. Mindwell, b. March 5, 1735, m. Selah Stone, Jan. 10, 1754; 2. 
Remember, b. June, 1737, m. Desire Hurlbut, April 3, 1760. 

Elijah, fourth son of John, ni. 1. Thankful , d. Oct. 8, 1752 ; 

2. Ruth , Nov. 28, 1753: she d. June 2, 1781. His children 

were, 1. Thankful, bap. Jan. C, 1740, m. William Castle, Feb. 23, 
1758; 2. Elijah, bap. Feb. 24, 1742, d. young; 3. Comfort, bap. 
April 29, 1744, m. Ebenezer Hui-lbut, Aug. 19, 17G5 ; 4. Anna, bap. 
March 11, 1746, m. Benjamin Chittenden, Jan. 23, 1765; 5. Elijah, 
bap. April 17, 1748; 6 and 7, Eldad, Medad, (twins,) bap. Dec. 1, 
1754 ; Eldad m. Jemima Hurd, Aug. 22, 1774 ; Medad m. Sarah 
Foot, Sept. 1, 1774, and d. 1777. 8. Ruth, bap. Sept. 3, 1758, m. 
David Thomas, Nov. 28, 1784 ; 9. Eleanor, bap. May 3, 1761 ; 10. 
Lois, bap. July 10, 1763, m. Ezra Gary, 1782; 11. Rebecca, bap. 
Aug. 8, 1765. 

Jesse, (fifth son of John,) and Avife Joanna, had, 1. David, b. April 
15, 1743 ; 2. Ann, b. March 22, 1746 ; 3. Tamer, b. Feb. 23, 1749 ; 
4. Joanna, b. Sept. 15, 1754, m. Caleb Hitchcock, Jan. 4, 1776. 

Elisha, sixth son of John, had, 1. Abigail, b. Dec. 26, 1748; 2. 
Eli, bap. Oct. 28, 1750 ; 3. Sarah, bap. Jan. 7, 1753 ; 4. Phebe, bap. 
Jan. 19, 1755; 5. Elisha, b. Jan. 21, 1759; 6. Sena, bap. Jan. 21, 
1761 ; 7. Ira, bap. Sept. 16, 1764; 8. Rhoda, bap. March 25, 1768. 

Lemuel Baker and wife Jerusha, had, 1, Joseph, b. April 9, 1743 ; 
2. Jacob, b. Jan. 1, 1746; 3. Abraham, b. Sept. 13, 1747 ; 4. Ke- 
ziah, bap. Nov. 12, 1749; 6. Lemuel, bap. April 14, 1754. 

Ehmthau Baker and wife Abigail, had Abraham, b. Dec. 5, 1749. 

Ephraim Baker had children, 1. Elisabeth, m. 1. Logan, 2. 

John Trowbridge ; 2. Ephraim; 3. Lucretia ; 4. Hermnn ; 5. Ste- 
phen Sperry, these four bap. Sept. 5, 1782. Lucretia m. Enoa 
.Mitchell 

Lieut. John Baker, d. 1760 ; had a wife, Mary, and children, 1. 
Elnathan, b. July 5, 1727 ; 2. Ezekiel, b. Nov. 12, 1729 ;. 3. Jona- 
than ; 4. Elizabeth, b. June 29, 1786, m. Samuel Judson, 1753 ; 5. 



504 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

Mercy, bap. Aiig. 18, 1738; G. Jerusha, b. May 7, 1739, m. 

Sanford ; 7. Mehitabcl, b. June 1, 1741, m. Jonathan Shepherd, April 
30, 1760; 8. Olive, b. March 25, 174^; 9. John, b. May 6, 1746 ; 
10. Samuel, b. June 12, 1748 ; 11. Amos, b. Oct, 14, 1750. 



BLAIvELEY FAMILY. 

Samuel Blakeley, had, 1. Samuel, Meriam, Jonathan, Sarah, Han- 
nah and Mary, all bap. Aug., 1G97. 

Samuel, s. of Samuel, d. 1753 ; had aw., Heelinah, and ch., 1. Thank- 
ful, bap. Nov., 1714 ; 2. Dea. Samuel, bap. Nov. 23, 1718, and had, 1. 
Ruth, bap. Jan. 11, 1744, m. Edward Collins, 1763 ; 2. Rebecca, bap. 
Aug. 25, 1745, m. Asahel Hurd, 1776 ; 3. Miriam, bap. Jan. 17, 
1748, m. Asahel Booth; 4. Anna, d. 1753 ; 5. Israel, bap. July 14, 
1754; 6. Anna, bap. Aug. 15,1750 ; 7. Joseph, bap. Nov. 12, 1758 ; 

8. James, bap. Oct. 26, 1760, m. Ruth Root ; 9. Eleanor, bap. March 
10, 1765. 

Tilly Blakeley d. Aug. 3, 1769, and his wife Mary d. Feb. 26, 
1789. Children, I. Tilly, m. Mary Baker, March 16, 1758, who d- 
April 28, 1792. Their children were, 1. Mary, bap. Jan. 21, 1759, 
d. next March; 2. Mehitabel, bap. March 10, 1765; 3. Ebenezer, 
bap. Sept. 30, 1770 . 4. Zacheus, bap. Dec. 20, 1772 ; 5. Mercy, bap. 
May 26, 1776. II. Dan, bap. June 14, 1741, and m. Eunice Booth, 
of Redding, March 3, 1768. HI. Jonathan. IV. Justice, b. March 

9, 1735. V. Sarah, bap. Aug, 5, 1739. VI. Eleanor, bap. Sept. 
18, 1743, m. Zacheus Weller. VII. Ebenezer, bap. Oct. 22, 1745. 
VIII. David, bap. July 30, 1749, m. Phebe Hall, Feb. 28, 1776. 



BRONSON FAMILY. 



Richard and John Bronson, were at Hartford at an early period of 
the settlement. From them most, if not all the Bronsons in Con- 
necticut, are descended. John had a son John, bap. in 1643-4, and 

the last-named had Ebenezer, who m. Mary and settled in 

Woodbury about 1690; had Stiles, bap. 1690-1. Ebenezer m. 2. 
Mary Munn, Aug. 13, 1702, and had issue as follows. 

1. Elizabeth, bap. May, 1708; 2. Sarah, b. Sept. 10, 1705; 3. 



,mSTORT OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 505 

Bethia, b. Dec. 20, 1707, m. Lemuel Wheeler, Aug. 14, 1729; 4. 
Samuel, bap. July, 1710 ; 5. Mary, b. Aug. 27, 1712 ; 6. John, b. 
July 4, 1714, d. 1775, leaving Martha, his wife, no issue ; 7. Ebene- 
zer, 8. Stiles, (twins,) b. May 9, 1717 ; 9. Mary, b. July 21, 1719, 
ra. John Leavenworth, Jan. 29, 1747 ; 10. Esther, b. Jan. 3, 1724, 
m. Benjamin Galpin, Sept. 5, 1755. Ebenezer, the father, d. May 
23, 1727. 

Samuel, first son of Ebenezer, m. Elizabeth Towner, March 9> 
1735, and had: 

L Xoah, bap. Mar. 21, 1736, m. Eliz'bth Wilson, Nov. 11, 1760, and 
had, 1. Mary, b. March 26, 1761 ; 2. Rhoda, bap. March 20, 1763, 
d. Oct. 24, 1776; 3. Aaron, bap. July 12, 17G8, m. Anne Ward, 
Nov. 30, 1794, had Harvey, b. Oct. 2, 1795, Abel W., b. 1798, 
Hannah, bap. Sept. 13, 1809, Betsey, bap. 1809, Augustus; 4. 
Jeremiah, b. Nov. 13, 1771, d. May 18, 1775 ; 5. Rhoda, b. April 
7, 1777, d. Nov. 27, 1793 ; 6. Samuel, b. April 5, 1779. 

II. Abraham, b. July 1, 1739 ; m. Abigail , and had Joel, 

bap. May 17, 1772; Levi, bap. June 27, 1773. 

III. Eunice, bap. Sept. 14, 1745, m. Jeremiah Johnson. 
Ebenezer, fourth son of Ebenezer, m. Deborah Sanford, June 25, 

1739 ; had 1. Olive, b. Dec. 20, 1740, m. Joseph Drake, Aug. 16, 
1775 ; 2. Sarah, b. Nov. 26, 1743 ; 3. Deborah, m. Elisha Judson ; 
4. Mary, bap. March 29, 1747, d. young; 5. Rachel, bap. Jan. 21, 
1750, m. John Towner, May 9, 1774; 6. Mary, b. Nov. 10, 1754, 
m. Joseph Towner, May 17, 1775 ; 7. Ebenezer, bap. Jan. 5, 1758. 

Richard Bronson, an original settler at Farmington, had sons, and 
among them was Cornelius, b. 1648, and came to "Ancient Wood- 
bury," about 1690, d. May, 1732. His ch. were 1. Richard, bap. 
May, 1 692 ; 2. Cornelius, bap. Dec, 1 692-3 ; 3. Elisabeth, bap. March, 
1693-4; 4. Abraham, bap. May, 1697, d. May 16,1727; 5. Ste- 
phen, b. May 12, 1699 ; 6. Timothy, b. June 14, 1701 ; 7. John, bap. 
April, 1704," d. Oct. 16, 1727 ; 8. Amos, b. Oct., 1707, d. Jan. 14, 
1708. 

Richard, eldest son of Cornelius, m. Mercy Bronson, of Water- 
bury, Nov. 17, 1714, and had an only child. 

Meic}-, 1). Uc-c. '20, 1715, in. Tliomns Bonnet, of Newto\vn, Nov. IS, 173G, 
;ui(l liiid two daugliters, Rlioda and Ann; Rhoda m. Rev. Xoah Benedict , of 
VVooJbmy, and became inotlier of the Hon. Noah B. Benedict, of Gen. Thomas 
L'.. B^>nodict, and Iluth, who m. Hon. Natlianiel Smith; Ann,theother daughter 
of Thonia.s Bennet, m. Lietit. William French, of Sonthbury, and had nine chil- 
dren, among wlioui was Sylvania, the wife of Gen. E. Hinman, and mother of 
the Hon. R. R. Hinman, the distinguished antiquarian. 

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506 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY'. 

Richard, the father of Mercy, d. Aug. 21, 17G9, and his relict d. 
June 8, 1786, aged 92. 

Cornelius, Jr., second son, m. Abigail Jackson, Nov. 6, 1717, who 
died Nov. 2, 1772. Their children were : 

I. Stephen, b. June 20, 1718, m. Mary , had 1, Cornelius, b. 

June 11, 1749, m. Elizabeth Frisbie ; 2. Abijah, b. Dec. 31, 1750; 
m. Ann Hurd, Jan. 17, 1773; she d. Dec. 17, 1775 ; m. (2d) Ruth 
Hurd, Feb. 14, 1782 ; 3. Thomas, b. Jan. 7,1753, m. Ann Rumsey, 
Dec. 12, 1785 ; 4. Mercy, b. Jan. 23, 1754; 5. Luman, b. Nov. 15, 
1756 ; 6. Aaron, b. May 27, 1758 ; 7. Hannah, b. Oct. 1, 1760, m. 
David Rumsey, 1782. II. Elijah, b. March 12, 1720, m. Damaris 

, and had 1. Marsh, bap. 1763, d. May 24, 1841 ; 2. Gideon, 

bap. April 17, 1763, d. March 11, 1841 ; 3. Hannah, b. 1766, d. 
1843 ; 3. Aaron, b. 1769, d. 1811. III. Gideon, b. Feb., 1722, d. 
young. IV. Jedidiah, b. April 20, 1724, m. Nathaniel Baldwin, 
Nov. 30, 1763. V. Anna, bap. Aug. 20, 1726, m. David Norton, 
Jan. 29, 1752. VI. Abraham, bap. Jan. 12, 1729, d. at Bethlem, 
1802. VII. John, b. Feb. 7, 1730, d. 1758, "in the army of the 
nortli." VIII. Mary, bap. Sept. 1733, m. Col. Ethan Allen, June, 
23, 1762. IX. Israel, bap. July, 1735, had a dau. Ann, bap. April 
21, 1765, he d. 1785. X. Gideon, bap. June, 1737. XL Patience, 
bap. March 18, 1743. 

Timothy, son of Cornelius, Sen., m. Abigail Jenners, April 30, 1729, 
and had I. Iluldah, b. May 22, 1730, m. Andrew Squire, March 22, 
1755. II. Amos, b. June 9, 1732, m. Dorcas Strong, Dec. 14, 1757, 
and had 1. Abigail, b. Nov. 20, 1758, m. Isaac Merwin, Dec. 22, 
1795; 2. Bethuna, b. Aug. 10, 1700; 3. Joel, b. May 12, 1762. 
III. Timothy, bap. July 1, 1734. IV. Richard, bap. May 8, 1737. 
V. Gideon, bap. Oct. 4, 1739. VI. Nathan, b. May 14, 1742. VIL 
Elisabeth, b. May 17, 1744. VIII. Asa, bap. May 5, 1746. IX. 
Eli, bap. June 5, 1748. X. Abigail, bap. July 15, 1753. 

Moses Bronson, probably a descendant of John, of Farmington, re- 
moved from Berlin, Conn., to Hillsdale, N. Y., and had a son 
Ephraim, who m. Bethia Virgil, of Hillsdale, and had 14 children. 

Ira v., the fourth ch. of Ephraim, was b. Oct. 18, 1778, went to 
Simsbury, Conn., when young, and studied medicine with Doctor 
Everest. In 1804, he settled in AVashington as physician, and m. 
Sarah Ann Moseley, and had : I. Moseley V., b. Jan. 12, 1800. II. 
William V., b. Sept. 15, 1807, d. June 8, 1811. III. Desius C, b. 
Oct. 2, 1809, d. June 1, 1811. IV. William C, b. Dec. 12, 1811, 
m. T>ucy A. Whittlesey, April 15, 1840, and has 1. Martha A., b. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 507 

April 3, 1841 ; 2. Mary A., b. April 3, 1845; 3. Walter W., b. Feb. 

18, 1848 ; 4. Harriet A., b. Dec. 21, 1851. V. Susan M., b. May 

19, 1814. VI. Harriet E., b. Sept. 16, 1816, m. John P. Andrews. 



BELLAMY FAMILY. 



Matthew Bellamy settled first at Fairfield, afterward at Killing- 
worth ; had a son, Matthew, who resided at Wallingford, ni. Mary 

, and had Matthew, Samuel, Moses, Aaron, John, James, Joseph, 

D. D., and daughters, Sarah, Hannah and Mary. 

Joseph, D. D., was b. in 1719, settled in Bethlehem society, in 
1740, m. Frances Sherman, of New Haven, Api'il 27, 1744, who d. 
Aug. 30, 1785. He m. (2d) the widow of the Rev. Andrew Storrs, 
of Watertown, Conn. ; ch. 1. Lucy, b. Aug. 1, 1745, m. Abijah 
Guernsey, Aug. 1772 ; 2. Rebecca, bap. Oct. 15, 1747, m. Rev. Mr. 
Hart, of Preston, Conn., Sept. 6, 1769, d. Dec. 24, 1788; 3. David, 
b. Nov. 10, 1750, d. May, 1826; 4. Jonathan, b. Nov. 18, 1752, d. 
at Oxford, N. J., in 1777; 5. Samuel, b. March 13, 1756, d. Nov. 
11, 1802; 6. Elisabeth, b. Dec. 23, 1759, m. Charles Sheldon, of 
Springfield, Mass. ; 7. William, b. June 28, 1770 ; 8. Joseph Sher- 
man, b. 1773. Dr. Bellamy died March 0, 1760. 

David, Esq., m. Silence Leavitt, who d. July, 1814, a. 61 ; ch. 
Joseph Hart, bap. Jan., 1789 ; David, bap. Nov. 27, 1791. 

Joseph Hart, Esq., m. Sarah G. Hillhouse, of New Haven, and 
had: 1. David, bap. Nov. 10, 1816, d. unm. ; 2. Charlotte H., bap. 
Sept., 1819 ; 3. Elisabeth M., m. Rev. Aretas G. Loomis, June, 
1853 ; Joseph H., Esq., d. Nov. 2, 1848. 

Samuel, son of Dr. Bellamy, m. Anna Steele, of Bethlem, and had 
.Jonathan, Daniel, Joseph, Edward, and a dau. Charlotte, b. Jan. 30, 
1779, d. Feb. 22, 1802. The children of Samuel are all deceased, 
but some of his descendants now reside in western New York. 

William, son of Dr. Joseph, m. in early life, and left one or more 
sons to perpetuate his name. After his decease, his widow removed 
to Brooklyn, N. Y., where she died about 1848. 



508 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

BATTELL FAMILY. 

John' Battell came to America from France, settled at Dedham, 
Mass., and d. Sept.- 30, 1713, leaving a son, Jolin,^ who was born in 
1689, m. Abigail Draper, Jan. 17, 1710, d. Sept. 14, 1729, leaving 
a son John,^ who was born April 30, 1716, m. Mehitabel Sherman, 
sister of the patriot Roger Sherman, signer of the Declaration, and 
died Nov. 18, 1800. Among his children was a son named William, 
b. Aug. 12, 1748, emigrated from Dedham to Milford, Conn., and 
m. Sarah Buckingham, in 1753. His ch. were : 

I. WiUiam, b. at Milford, March 25, 1773, and d. unm. at Tor- 
ringford, July 8, 1841. II. Joseph, b. at Milford, July 21, 1774; 
settled at Norfolk, Conn., and m. Sarah, dau. of the Rev.Ammi Rob- 
bins, July 24, 1805. He was an estimable citizen, and an enterpri- 
sing and successful business man. He d. Nov. 30, 1841, leaving his 
wife and nine children, all living at the present time. III. Josiah 
Buckingham, b. at Woodbury, March 1, 1776, m. Sarah Gillett, of 
Torrington ; had three daughters, all deceased. He d. May 7, 1843. 
IV. John Brinsmade, b. at Woodbury, July 21, 1779, d. in Virginisj 
Nov. 7, 1819, unm. V. Sally, b. at Woodbury, May 29, 1781, and 
m. the Rev. Abel McEwen, D. D., of New London. VI. Nancy, b. 
at Wood])ury, Feb. 20, 1783, m. the Rev. Harvey Loomis, of Ban- 
gor, Maine, deceased, and has two sons. She now resides at Tor- 
ringford. Conn. VII. Harriet, b. at Torrington, June 7, 1785, d. 
Feb. 24, 1822, unm. VITI. Urana P., b. at Torrington, May 15, 
1787, d. Jan. 23, 1814, unm. IX. Charles Isaac, b. July 23, 1789; 
now resides in Evansvillc, Indiana, unm. X. Charlotte, b. Fel). 19, 
1796, m. Austin. 

William, father of the aljovc, m. a second time in 1807, Mrs. ]Mar~ 
tha Mitchell, his cousin, and dau. of Ihe Rev. Josiah Sherman, of 
Goshen and Woburn, Mass., and sistcsr of the Hon. Roger M. Sher- 
man, of Fairfield, Conn. Mr. Battell d. Feb. 29, 1832; his second 
wife d. Oct. 25, 1829. 



BOOTH FAMILY. 

Richard Booth was born in England, in 1G07; emigrated to th's 
country and settled at Stratford, in 16-10. From him have descended 
the Booths of Trumbull, Bridgeport, " Ancient Woodbury," Sec. He 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 509 

m. a Miss Hawlev, sister of Joseph Hawley, of Stratford, and had 1. 
Elisabeth, b. Sept. 12, 1641, m. John Minor, of Stratford; 2. Anna, 
b. Feb. 14, 1643 ; 3. Ephraim, b. Aug. 1648; 4. Ebenezer, b. Nov. 
19, 1651 ; 5. John, b. Nov. 6, 1653 ; 6. Joseph, b. Feb. or March 8, 
1756 ; 7. Bethia, b. May 18, 1658 ; 8. Johannah, b. March 21, 1661. 

John, the son of Richard, m. Dorothy Hawley, June 14, 1 678 ; 
settled at Woodbury, and had 1. Thomas, b. March 13, 1679 ; 2. John. 

John, Jr., m. Elisabeth Mallory, of New Haven, June 9, 1717 ; 

ch. 1. Nathan, b. Oct. 25, 1718, m. Comfort , and had Samuel, 

b. Dec. 23, 1743 ; 2. Gideon, b. April 9, 1721 ; 3. Bethia, b. May 
28, 1724; 4. Abiah, b. Sept. 10, 1729, d. Nov. 4, 1735; 5. Mabel, 
b. Oct. 11, 1735, m. John Skeel, Dec. 13, 1758. 

Gideon, son of John, Jr., m. (1st) ; m. (2d) Sarah " Koy," 

(McKoy,) Dec. 4, 1764; ch. I. Gideon H., bap. Dec. 18, 1755; II. 
Elisha, bap. Dec. 18, 1755 ; III. Isaac, bap. May 7, 1758 ; IV. Ann, 
bap. July 6, 1760 ; V. Rachel, bap. Jan. 23, 1762 ; VI. Martin Lu- 
ther, bap. Oct. 8, 1765, m. Sarah Simons, (formerly of Colebrook, 
Conn.,) in Albany co., N. Y., and had 1. Rachel, b. Nov. 1789, m. Bar- 
nard Eighmey; 2. Sarah, b. Feb. 18, 1791, m. Isaac Dymond ; is 
now a widow and resides in New York; 3. Susannah, b. 1793, m. 
Tompkins; 4. Mabel, b. 1795, m. William Kerr; 5. Martin, b. 
1797, m. Ede Babcock ; resides in Woodstock, N. Y. ; 6. Mary, b. 
1799, m. Joseph Dymond; resides in Pa.; 7. James, b. 1801, m. 
Hannah Hubbell ; resides in Indiana; 8. Elizabeth, b. 1803, m. 
James McDaniels ; resides in Ulster co., N. Y. ; 9. Harriet, b. 1805, 
m. Charles Jones, of England; 10. Calvin, b. 1808, d, a. 16 ; VII. 
Moses, bap. Aug. 30, 1767 ; now living in Ohio; VIII. Sarah, bap. 
July 9, 1769 ; IX. John C, bap. June 6, 1773 ; X. Aaron, bap. June 
1, 1777. 

The following are descended from Richard, of Stratford : 

Elijah Booth, son of Ebenezer, m. (1st) Anna Hinman, Oct. 14, 
1772 ; she d. April 15, 1804 ; m. (2d) Anna Deming, Aug. 22, 1806. 
He d. Sept. 24, 1823 ; his 2d wife d. Aug. 4, 1243. 

Ch. I. Esther, b. Jan. 18, 1774; II. Polly, b. May 1, 1778 ; III. 
Anna, b. Oct. 3, 1779, m. Alanson Beecher, April 3, 1800; IV. 
Noah Hinman, b. May 4, 1781, d. young; V. Noah Hinman, b. 
June 31, 1783, m. (1st) Lucenah Pardee, who d. Nov. 17, 1832 ; m. 
(2d) Damaris Fairchild ; she d. March, 1847 ; m. (3d) Cynthia Peck, 
June 22, 1847 ; his ch. were 1. George, b. March 21, 1807 ; 2. Fer- 
net, b. Dec. 4, 1809, m. Nancy Smith, of Orange; 3. Ellsworth, b. 
May 4, 1813, d. Nov. 13, 1825 ; 4. Erastus, b. Jan. 6, 1815 ; 5. Ma- 



510 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

riett, b. March 27, 1818, m. Ephraim Shelton ; 6. Noah Horace, b. 
March 19, 1820, d. Dec, 1846 ; 7. Benjamm, b. Nov. 18, 1812, nr 
Caroline Andrew; 8. EUery, b. June 16, 1826; 9. Ransom P., b. 
Nov. 15, 1827, m. Caroline Jones ; VI. Sally, b. Oct. 5, 1786, d. 
Oct. 26, 1798; VII. Lyman, b. June 22, 1788, d. July 22, 1811 ; 
VIII. Ebenezer, b. April 7, 1790, m. Sibilla Beecher, Nov. 30, 
1812 ; ch. 1. Lyman, b. Jan. 16, 1814 ; 2. Sally, b. April 22, 1815; 
3. Jerusha, b. Dec. 25, 1817, d. Feb. 28, 1834; 4. Milo, b. Oct. 12, 
1829 ; ra. Huldah Squire; 5. Gratia, b. Aug. 4, 1821. 

Samuel Booth, son of Joseph, of Stratford, m. Sarah "Walker, Dec, 
1767 ; ch. I. Joseph, b. Dec. 25, 1768, m. Betsey Edwards; II. Sa- 
rah, b. Nov. 5, 1770 ; m. James Booth, of Newtown ; III. Ebenezer, 
b. March 7, 1773, m. Comfort Smith ; IV. Ely, b. June 23, 1775, 
m. Abigail Minor, of Roxbury, and had 1. Lemira; 2. Richard, dec. ; 
3. Jerusha, m. Charles Beardsley ; 4. Harvey M. ; 5. Henry, resides at 
Towanda, Pa; V. James, b. April 19, 1777, d. Oct. 13, 1778 ; VL 
Huldah, b. Oct. 15, 1779, m. Peter Castle; VII. Ruth, b. May, 
1782; VIIL James Walker, b. Jan. 5, 1785, d. Feb., 1785; IX. 
Richard, b. Feb. 26, 1786, d. Dec 11, 1789. 

David Booth, d. April, 1753, leaving his wife, Mary, and ch. Ma- 
ry, Rebecca, Eunice, Mehetable, Joseph and Sarah. Mary m. Peter 
Castle. Sarah ni. Doct. Azariah Eastman. 

Nathan Booth and his wife Comfort had Samuel, b. Dec. 23, 1743. 



BURRITT FAMILY. 



Doct. Anthony Burritt, the first of the name in ancient Woodbury, 
was b. in Newtown, Conn. He m. 1st, Anna, dau. of Agur Curtiss, 
who was b. 20 July, 1759, and d. 30 Sept. 1808; m. 2d, Abigail, 
wid. of Justus Hinman, 26 March, 1809. Children : 

Mary Ann, b. 4 March, 1783 ; m. Bronson French. 

Josiah, b. 8 Oct., 1784 ; m. Urania Hawley, d. 1851. 

Nancy, b. 6 Feb., 1787 ; m. Truman Wheeler. 

Benjamin, b. 17 Oct., 1791 ; d. young. 

Selina, b. 29 May, 1789 ; m. William Hinman. 

Ransom, b. 18 Dec, 1792 ; m. Nancy Judson. 

Flora, b. 13 Sept., 1795 ; m. George Hinman. 

Harriet, b. 19 Nov., 1797 ; m. 1st, Daniel C. Bacon ; ra. 2d, Ben- 
jamin Hinman. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT "WOODBURY. oH 

Sally, b. 12 March, 1800 ; m. Nathan Hinman. 

Dr. Anthony B., b. 12 July, 1810 ; m. Mary Hawley, in 1830. His 
ch. are, Benjamin A., b. 1839 ; Susan, b. 30 Dec. 1843 ; Frances, 
b. 29 Jan., 1846. Doct. Anthony, Sen., d. 12 April, 1839. 



BRINSMADE FAMILY. 

Persons of the Brinsmade name appeared early in the Massachu- 
setts colony; one at Charlestown, between 1630 and 1640. John 
Brinsmade was one of the early settlers of Stratford, Conn., and was 
elected May 13, 1669, a representative to the General Court, for 
that town. He was also elected to the same office Oct., 1C71 ; was 
enrolled among the freemen of Stratford, in 1669, as John Brinsmade, 
elder. Lieut. Daniel Brinsmade, (probably son of John) d. March 
27, 1757, aged 70. Mary, his wife, d. 1731, at the age of 35. They 
had two sons, Daniel and Abraham. Daniel was born in 1718 ; 
graduated at Yale College, in 1745 ; settled as minister over the 
Congregational church in Judea society. He died April 23, 1793. 
Abraham lived at Stratford, in that part of the town now Trumbull, 
and d. Nov. 27, 1801. Daniel m. Rhoda Sherman, of New Haven, 
and had two sons, Daniel Nathaniel and Daniel Sherman. Daniel 
N. graduated at Yale College, in 1772 ; studied law and lived and 
died in his native place, Oct. 29, 1826, aged 75. He m. Abigail Far- 
rand, Nov. 23, 1779, and had one son, Daniel B., born Oct. 15, 17^2; 
Daniel S. m. Lydia Elliott, and died Jan. 31, 1813, aged 58 ; has one 
son, Daniel E., now living, and two daughters ; one m. John Mosely, 
of Southbury, and the other m. C. McMahon. Daniel B. m. Irene 
Merwin, for his first wife, and had one son. She d. May 2, 1812, 
aged 22 ; m. second, Mary W. Gold, of Cornwall, and had two sons 
and tvfro daughters, Thomas F., AVilliam B., Abigail Irene and 
Mary M. 



CAPT. THOMAS BULL, 

From England, came to Hartford, Conn., with the first company 
which settled in that place, in the year 1635, from Newtown, now Cam- 
bridge, Mass. He was born in 1606, and died in 1684, aged seventy- 



512 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

eight years. His wife, Susannah, died 1680, aged seventy. His 
tombstone says, that he was engaged in the fight at the Pequot fort 
in 1637. Pie received an arrow in a hard piece of cheese which he 
had in his clothes, and by it was saved harmless. For his services 
on that occasion, the Legislature of Connecticut, granted to him and 
to four others, five hundred acres of land, as stated in the ancient 
records at Hartford. He was sent in 1675, with a body of militia, 
to Saybrook, to resist the oppressive demands of Sir Edmund An- 
dross, which duty he successfully performed, and was told by Sir Ed- 
mund, " that his horns ought to be tipped with silver." Among his 
sons were: 

2. Dea. Thomas Bull, one of the " first and principal settlers of 
Farmington." He m. Esther Cowles, who d. 1691, aged 42 ; after- 
ward, in 1692, m. Mary Lewis, who d. 1728. Among his children 
were John, Samuel and David. John, b. 1670, m. in 1698, Esther 
Royce, and died 1705, aged 35. He lived on the border of West 
Hartford. His youngest son, John, m. Mercy Buck in 1734, and 
settled in Woodbury. He d. July 21, 1737, aged — , leaving one 
child, Elizabeth, two days old at her father's death. 

Dea. Samuel Bull, son of Thomas Bull, of Farmington, was the 
first settler of the name in Woodbury. He m. Elizabeth, only dau. 
of Rev. Zach. Walker, who d. Sept. 22, 1741, aged 67. He after- 
ward m. the widow of Thos. Hicox, of Westbury, (now Watertown,) 
who survived him, d. in 1756. He, Samuel Bull, d. Oct. 27, 1749, 
aged 72, leaving no children of his own, but adopted Major Thomas 
Bull, son of his bi'other David Bull. 

3. David, son of Thomas Bull, (2) lived on his father's place in 
Farmington ; b. 1687, d. 1762, aged 75. He m. Sarah Ashley, of 
Westfield,in 1717, who d. 1747, aged 54. 

4. Major Thomas Bull, son of the above, and adopted son of Sam- 
uel Bull, of Woodbury, b. 1729, d. Feb. 24, 1804, aged 74 years; 
m. Elizabeth, dau. of Nathan Curtiss, Sen. She d. April 30, 1770, 
aged 32. He afterward m. Amaryllis Prindle, from Newtown, a 
widow, who d. Dec. 10, 1800, aged 61. He was an officer in the Rev- 
olutionary war ; was at the capture of Gen. Burgoyne. At the bat- 
tle on York Island, he served as captain of cavalry, and also during 
the campaign in New Jersey. His children were, Esther, (who m. 
Rev. Abner Smith, of Derby, and d. about 1816, leaving one dau., 
Elizabeth, now wife of Rev. S. T. Babbitt, of Galesburg, Illinois,) 
and one son, viz., David S. Bull, b. March 30, 1763, and d. at Wood- 
bury, Oct. 10, 1810, aged 47. He m. Ruth E. Hinman, who d. Oct. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 513 

•24, 1796, aged 29. Afterward m. Elizabeth Mitchell, who d. May 
2, 1843, aged Go. Their children were Thomas, and David S.. wlio 
d. Dec. 8, 1323, aged 18. 

He was educated as a shipping merchant at New London, and 
made many voyages to the West Indies. 

Thomas Bull, son of the above, now lives in Woodbury ; m. Susan 
Sherman. Their children are Elizabeth, David S., Julia PI and 
Susan J. 

Esther, sister of Major Thomas Bull, m. Isaiah Gilbert, and lived 
for many years in Middle Quarter, Woodbury ; afterward removed 
to Vermont. Two of the daughters m. Linsleys, a son of one of whom 
became afterward distinguished in public life. 

Ebenezer Bull, son of Moses and Mabel Bull, of Farmington, a sin- 
gle man, settled in Woodbury, and d. of fever at the house of Preserved 
Strong, Jan. 26, 1760. His brother, Moses Bull, a young physician, 
recently located at Sheffield, Mass., came to take care of him in his 
sickness, and afterward remained here to settle his estate, died at 
Woodbury, April 15, 1760, of the same disease as his brother. Their 
tombstones are still legible in the old cemetery in Woodbury. 



BEERS FAMILY. 



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In 1637, the town of Fairfield was discovered by Roger Ludlow, 
Lieut. Gov. of Connecticut, in pursuing the Pequot Indians to the 
Great Sasco Swamp, where a battle was fought, from which it ob- 
tained the name of the Pequot Swamp. In 1639, Ludlow and oth- 
ers from Windsor, to the number of eight or ten families, commenced 
a plantation there. Shortly after, a company fi-oni Concord, and 
another from Watertown, Mass., joined them ; among whom were 
Anthony and James Beers, from the latter place, supposed to liave 
been the sons of 

I. Capt. Richard Beers, of Watertown, who was killed near North- 
field, Mass., in Philip's Indian War. Anthony Beers had lands 
granted to him by the town of Fairfield in 1667, which he sold in 
1669, and, as nothing further appears in relation to him, it was 
supposed that he was soon afterward drowned; and such is the 
tradition. 

II. James Beers, purchased a house and land there in 1659-60, 
and, in 1661, the" town confirmed to him eight acres in Sasco Fields, 



514 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBUtlY. 

"which the Indians gave liim." In 16G4, the General Assembly 
" accepted him to be made a freeman of Fairfield," and two men were 
designated to administer the oath of freedom to him at the next meet- 
ing, '' if nothing fall as a just exception in the interim." Sept. 30, 
1667, tlie town appointed a committee to view his lands, and report. 
They amounted to £194, 10^. In April, 1681, he purchased lands 
in AVoodbury, which he sold to John Thomas, of New Haven, in 
1693. He d. in Nov., 1694. His widow (Martha) d. in Feb., 1698. 
His children were, 1. James, who died before his father, in 1691 ; 
had five children, James, Sarah, Joseph, David and Mary. 

2. Joseph ; see below. 

3. Martha; m. Joseph Bulkley. 

4. Deborah ; m. Samuel Hull. 

5. Elizabeth ; m. Joseph Darling. 

III. Joseph Beers, above named, lived in Fairfield ; d. there in 
1696-7. The inventory of his estate was exhibited for probate, 6th 
March, 1696-7. The General Assembly, at May session, 1699, 
granted liberty to his administrators to sell lands to pay his debts. 
" As the distribution of his estate could not be found," his three chil- 
dren divided the real estate by deed of 6th of March, 1718-19. See 
Fairfield town records, B. 3, p. 292. He had three children : 

1. Joseph ; see below. 

2. James. 

3. Abigail, wlio was b. 24th April, 1692, m. Jno. Blackman, of 
Newtown. 

IV. Joseph Beers, son of Joseph above, was born at Fairfield, 18th 
March, 1688; m. Sarah, daughter of John Clarke; removed to 
Stratford about 1722, where he purchased of Nathan Beers, of Mid- 
dletown, the 4th of Aug., 1722, a dwelling-house, shop and lot of 
land for £22. On the 13th March, 1725, John Clarke deeded his 
" daugliter Sarah, wife of Joseph Beers," four acres of land in Strat- 
ford. He had nine children, viz. 

1. Ephraim, b. June 25, 1722. 

2. Daniel ; see below. 

3. and 4. Joseph and John, b. Oct. 13, 1727. 

5. Andrew, b. Feb. 3, 1729. 

6. Abel, b. Sept. 27, 1732. 

7. Sarah, b. Feb. 18, 1734. 

8. Matthew, born Dec. 10, 1736, (died young.) 

9. Matthew, 2d, b. Feb. 12, 1738-9. 

V. Daniel Beers, above named, was born at Stratford, Oct. 17, 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURT. 515 

1725. Removed to Woodbury, and purchased two acres of land 
there the 13th of Dec, ITli); m. Phebe Walker, daughter of Jo- 
siah Walker, Aug. 9, 1750; d. March 9, 1789. His widow died 
Dec. 13, 1813. Her father was son of Deacon Zechariali Walker, 
and grandson of tlie Rev. Zechariah Walker, the lirst pastor of the 
Congregational church in Woodbury. Daniel Beers had seven chil- 
dren, viz. 

1. Josiah ; see below.. 

2. Sarah ; b. Sept. 20, 1753 ; m. Dr. Bennet Perry, of New- 
town ; had tight children, viz., 1. Joseph, an Episcopal clergyman at 
Ballstown ; 2. Polly, m. Hon. Asa Chapman, of Newtown ; 3. Bet- 
sey, m. Marcus Botsford ; 4. Herman, m. Orpha Shepanl, he d., she 
m. Garry Bacon ; 5. Nathaniel Preston, an attorney at Kent ; (>. 
Sally, m. Curtis Hinman, Esq., of Southbury ; 7. Nancy, m. Eli- 
sha T. Mills, Esq., of Huntington ; 8. Sylvia, ni. Benj'n F. Shelton, 
Esq., of Newtown. Polly Chapman had four children, viz., Charles, 
now a member of Congress ; Charlotte, m. A. A. HoUey and d.; Wm., 
residing at Brooklyn, N. Y., and Henry, of Brooklyn, who m. the 
daughter of Lemuel Hurlbut. 

3. Lewis, b. Feb. 12, 175G; m. Elizabeth Munn ; had one ch., 
p]liza, who m. James Preston. 

4. Zechariah, b. June 3, 1758 ; had nine children ; 1. Orva, m. 

1. to Thos. I. Root, 2. to Benjamin B. Watson; 2. Edwin, m. N. 
Hutchinson, of Tully ; 3. Sabina, m. Wm. Drakeley ; 4. Sally, m. 
Milton Chapman ; 5. Daniel, in Illinois ; 6. Philo, in Illinois ; 7. 
Sally, 2d, d. young ; 8. Harriet, d. young; 9. Arkas ; 10. Maria, m. 
Wilmot Lake. 

5. Philo ; left home at about 21 ; never heard from. 

6. Polly, b. Feb. 2, 17 G2 ; m. Cyrus Prindle, of Newtown, April 
3, 1782 ; had four children ; 1. Lewis B., b. Feb. 2, 1762, m. Betsey 
Ferris ; 2. Maria, d. at 14; 3. Polly Ann, b. March IG, 1793 ; 4. 
Charles W., b. Sept. 17; 1801. 

7. Phebe, m. Reuben Mallory, by whom she had two children, both 
d., he also. She then m. John B. Foote, had two children. Foote 
is dead ; she is living. 

VI. Josiah Beers, (above named,) was b. April 12, 1751 ; m. 
Elizabeth, daughter of Seth Preston, Jan. ], 1778 ; had five ch.ldren. 

1. Seth Preston ; see below. 

2. Mary, b. Nov. 16, 1783 ; m. John N. Sherman ; had three chil- 
dren ; 1 . George P., m. Harriet Brown, had five children, three dead ; 

2. John N., m. Margaret Hotchkiss ; he is dead ; 3. Henry Beers, 



5l6 niSTOUY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

an Episcopal clergyman at Belleville, N. J. Mary and her husband 
are dead. 

3. Frederick, b. July 23, 1785 ; d. single. 

4. Betsey, b. March 7, 1789 ; d. Nov. 21, 1841. 

5. Henry, b. Sept. 14, 1791, was a merchant in New York ; d. 
there Feb. 5, 1825. 

VII. Seth Preston Beers, (above named,) was born July 1, 1781 ; 
m. Belinda, dau. of Reuben Webster, Sept., 1807. They have had 
five children, viz., Horatio P., George W., Henry A., Julia M. and 
Alfred H. Horatio and Mary are not living. 

VIII. Horatio Preston Beers, was born March 24, 1811 ; d. at 
school in Derby, Dec. 11, 1824. 



BACON FAMILY. 

Nathaniel Bacon, Esq.,* w^as a nephew of Mr. Andrew Bacon, a 
magistrate of Hartford, in 1637. He (Nathaniel) was for a time at 
Hartford, and became an early and important settler at Middletown. 
He acted as magistrate at New Haven, in 1761, as appears from the 
records of the Colony of New Haven, p. 297, where the affidavits of 
John Fletcher and some others of Milford, were taken Oct. 17, 1661, 
before Nathaniel Bacon, Esq., at New Haven, (though he was an in- 
habitant of Middletown,) in which the deponents stated their knowl- 
edge of Henry and William Bacon, of Stretton, Rutland Co., Eng.; 
that Henry i-emoved to Clipsam, in the same county ; that he had 
but one son, Thomas, who was reported to have died at Barbadoes, 
W. I.; and also stated that Nathaniel Bacon, Esq.; then present, was 
the eldest son of William Bacon, who must have been a brother of 
Andrew Bacon, Esq., of Hartford, in 1637, which renders it probable 
that Andrew and Nathaniel Bacon were from the same county in 
England. He m. Ann Miller, July 6, 1680, and d. Jan. 27, 1705-6. 
He had nine children, one of whom, Nathaniel, Jr., whose name was 
afterward changed to Thomas, was b. July 20 or 25, 1659. Ann d. 
July 6, 1680. He then m. Elizabeth Pierpont, April 17, 1682. 

This Nathaniel or Thomas, m. Hannah Wetmore, Feb. 5, 1702, 
and had seven children. His wife Hannah, d. Sept. 7, 1722. He 



1 Hiriinan'8 Catalogue of first Puritan Settlers. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT AVOODBUUT. 517 

m. 2. Anne, Avid. of John Lane, Jan. 31, 1722-3. The latter d. Dec. 
26 or 22, 1751. He m. 3. Rebecca Doolittle, Nov. 28, 1752. He 
d. Jan. 6, 1759. 

Nathaniel, son of above and w. Hannah, m. Jane Bevin, July 30, 
1724, and had nine children. This Nathaniel resided at Middlefield, 
in the town of Middletown. 

Jabez, son of the last-mentioned Nathaniel, was by trade a tanner 
and currier, but afterward engaged in mercantile pursuits, as has 
been seen in the preceding chapter, and d. at Woodb my, worth nearly 
half a million dollars. He was b. at Middlefield, a parish in Middle- 
town, July 5 or 16, 1731. He m. Lydia Hungerford, who was b. at 
Bristol, June 5, 1739, a descendant of Thomas Hungerford, first of 
Hartford, and afterward of Stonington. He d. Sept. 6, 1806, aged 
75. She d. Nov. 25, 1812, aged 73. Their children were: 

Jabez, Jr., b. June 28, 17C0; m. Sabra, dau. of John and Patty 
Belts, 1781, who was b. in 17G5. Children, Lorena, b. March 16. 
1782, m. Matthew Minor, Jr., Esq., Oct. 22, 1802, d. May 30, 1848 ; 
John,b. June 30, 1784, d. May 19, 1807 ; Betsey, b. July 21, 1787, 
d. Sept. 21, 1787 ; Nathaniel, b. Oct., 1788, d. Dec. 5, 1823. 

Jemima, dau. of Jabez, Sen., b. May 1, 1762, m. Isaac Tomlinson, 
April, 1784. She d. at New Haven, April 16, 1787. 

Asahel, s. of Jabez, Sen., b. Dec. 3, 1764, m. Hannah, dau. of Wil- 
liam and Ann French, in 1786. He d. March 31, 1838, aged 73. 
Ch., Polly, now Mary, b. Feb. 9, 1787, m. Chauncey Whittlesey 
Nov. 15, 1815; Charles, b. March 14, 1789, m. Betsey Tomlinson 
about 1811. She was b. 1792, d. Dec. 2, 1821. 

Lorena, dau. of Jabez, Sen., b. Dec. 29, 1766, m. Hon. David Tom- 
linson, 1784, d. Oct. 25, 1837, a. 71. Had six sons and eight daus. 

Nathaniel, Esq., son of Jabez, Sen., b. Nov. 16, 1768, m. 1. Rebec- 
ca Strong, Jan. 10, 1796. She d. Sept. 16, 1837, aged 63. He m. 
2. :Mrs. Sophia Hull, of Derby, b. at Eden, Me., July 22, 1793, m. 
April 11, 1838. He d. more than eighty years of age, at New Ha- 
ven, and left a large estate. Ch., Albert Strong, b. Feb. 12, 1797 ; 
Nathaniel Almoran, b. Aug. 27, 1798 ; Harriet, b. March 8, 1804, 
m. John J. Barnard, Nov. 6, 1825 ; d. Dec. 18, 1828. 

Lydia, dau. of Jabez, Sen., b. Jan. 1, 1771, m. Hon. Noah B. Ben- 
edict, an eminent lawyer and senator of the state, June 27, 1793. 
She d. July 5, 1808, aged 37. 

Daniel, Esq., son of Jabez, Sen., b. Dec, 8, 1772, m. Rebecca 
Thompson, June 22, 1793. He d. July 2G, 1828, aged 56. His 
wid. survives. Ch., ]\Iana, b. Sept. 3, 1794, m. Gen. Chauncey 



518 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

Crafts, Sept. 11, 1811 . Fanny, b. Jan. 12, 1796, d. Jan. 28, 1829 ; 
Rebecca, b. March 10, 1798, d. Oct. 1, 1815 ; Julia, b. Sept. 8, 1800, 
m. John Marvin, Sept. 9, 1824, had nine chiklren ; Lydia, b. April 
27, 1805, m. Charles C. Thompson, Esq., of New York city, Oct. 11, 
1826, d. Dee. 2, 1840, in that city; John, b. March 24, 1807, m. 
Augusta Walker, March 17, 1830 ; they had one son, Wm. Thomp- 
son, b. May 18, 1832, d. Dec. 10, 183G; Daniel, b. July 11, 1809; 
William Thompson, b. Aug. 24, 1812. 

Mary, dau. of Jabez, Sen., b. Feb. 23, 1776, d. March 11, 1777. 

Garry, son of Jabez, Sen., b. April 5, 1778, m. 1, Sally Minor, 
April 4, 1798, and had a son George, b. March 21, 1804 ; m. 2. Mrs. 
Orphia Perry, dau. of Moses and Sarah Shepard, of Newtown, Ct., 
Jan. 17, 1813, and had three daus.: Sarah, b. Oct. 27, 1813, m. John 
Derby Smith, March 17, 1838, d. May 11, 1848; Juliet, b. July 29, 
1816, d. March 24, 1845 ; Orphia Jane, b. Aug. 2, 1819, m. Samuel 
Breese, July 12, 1845. 

Albert Strong, son of Nathaniel and Rebecca, m. Sarah, dau. of 
Walker and Martha Mallory, March 31, 1819. She was b. March 
5, 1797. He d. May G, 1828. Ch., Harriet Martha,b. July 9, 1821, 
m. Russell Smith, Sept. 10, 1844 ; Sarah Rebecca, b. Feb. 5, 1824, 
m. Charles P. Marks, Dec. 5, 1844, d. March 29, 1847 ; Elizabeth 
Strong, b. April 4, 1826, m. Edward C. Graham, June 5, 1849. 

Nathaniel Almoran, son of Nathaniel, m Almira, dau. of Calvin 
and Phebe Selden, May 28, 1826. She was b. Sept. 20, 1 803. Ch., 
Ellen, b. Sept. 8, 1827 ; Mary, b. March 16, 1831, d. July 16, 1835 ; 
Rebecca, b. Aug. 21, 1833 ; Susan, b. Aug. 11, 1835 ; Ahce, b. Sept. 
5, 1838, d. Sept. 18, 1839. 

Daniel, son of Daniel, m. Jane, dau. of James and Altha Green, 
Oct. 22, 1828. She was b. Oct. 12, 1808. Ch., Charles Augustus^ 
b. July 15, 1831, d. Nov. 28, 1831 ; George Horatio, b. Jan. 28,' 
1833 ; Fanny Thompson, b. Sept. 4, 1835 ; Charles Bronson, b. July 
3, 1837 ; Juha Lavinia, b. March 7, 1839; Rebecca Jane, b. May 
17, 1841 ; Martha Green, b. Aug. 23, 1843 ; Mary,b. Oct. 10, 1847 ; 
Daniel Pearl, b. March 19, 1850. 

Rev. William T., son of Daniel, m. Elizabeth Ann, dau. of Doct. 
Jonathan and Elizabeth Knight, of New Haven, Aug. 7, 1839. She 
was b. Feb. 26, 1817. Ch., Jonathan Knight, b. Aug. 10, 1840; 
Uebecca Thompson, b. May 18, 1842 ; William Thompson, b. June 
27, 1844; Elizabeth Lockwood, b. Feb. 28, 1846, d. Aug. 4, 1849 ; 
Annie Fitch, b. April 10, 1848; Frederick, b. May 20, 1849. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURT. 510 

George, !?on of Garry, m, Mar^^ Ann, dau. of Charles and Frances 
Purai^elly, Nov. 16, 1826. She was b. Dee. 31, 1806. Ch., George 
Albert, b. March 6, 1832; Sarah Francis, b. Oct. 16, 1835. 



COCHKANE FAMILY 




The ancient Dundonald arms recorded in the Lyon office at Edin- 
burgh, are : 

" Argent, a cheveron gules betwixt three boars' heads erased azure, 
armed and langued of the first. Crest, a horse passant argent. Sup- 
porters, two greyhounds argent, collared or., leashed gules. Motto 
above the crest, Virtute et lahore. Date 1672. 

And by a later matriculation of date, 7th December, 1774, the 
above arms are quartered with those of Blair of that Ilk, witli the 
same Crest, Motto and Supporters. 

When surnames were first assumed by men, they had a significa- 
tion, and represented some characteristic of the appropriator, or some 
circumstance in relation to his person or history. Thus from the 
occupation of individuals came the surnames, Cook, Farmer, &c. 
From complexion came AVhite, Brown, Black and others. Some 
were derived from names of places, as Thornton, Woodbury. Oth- 
ers again were intended to describe some mental or physical quality 
or personal incident of the first possessor. Of the latter class is the 
name " Cochrane." 

The name is derived from two Gaelic words, which together sig- 
nify " the roar of war," " the battle-cry," viz., Cog, v. n., to war, to 
fight, whence comes Cogach, or Cogaiche, adj., warlike, and Ran, 
genitive Rain, a roar, loud cry, a shriek. It was variously spelled 
by the Highland Scots, Cogachran, Cogaicheran, Cogachrain, Cog- 



520 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

aicherain, Cogran, Cograin, the guttural sound in the first syllable of 
which being afterward represented by the proper letters of the mod- 
ern Gaelic, gives Cochran, Cochrane, Cochrain. 

The reason for taking this cognomen is not now known. The 
*' Cochranes" belonged to the great and warlike clan or tribe of Camp- 
bell, and in the numerous military expeditions in which they were 
engaged, frequent occasions might occur and reasons arise, sufficient 
to warrant a brave warrior in assuming such a title with propriety. 
In the early history of the name, there is certainly sufficient proof to 
establish a just title to it. The Earl of Dundonald, the head of those 
who have borne the name of Cochrane, had much to do in the vary- 
ing fortunes of Mary, Queen of Scots. Sir John Cochrane, second 
son of the first earl, was a fugitive under the i-eign of Charles II., 
and engaged under the Earl of Argyle, in the Duke of Monmoutli's 
rebellion against James II. He was arrested and taken to London 
to be tried for treason, but was pardoned by King James, on a bribe 
of five thousand pounds being offered to the priests of the royal house- 
hold by his father. Lord Dundonald. It would seem, therefore that 
the name was well taken. 

The earldom of the Earl of Dundonald is at Dundonald, in Lan- 
arkshire. It was in close i)roximity to, or embraced in the lands and 
royal residence of the Stewart family for a long period of years down 
to the time of tlie ill-fated Mary, Queen of Scots, who resided there 
with Darnley. 

The " Cochranes" have been numerous. The principal families 
of the name resided in Renfrewshire and Ayrshire. Another fam- 
ily of note resided in Barbachlacke, in Linlithgowshire, and others at 
Rochsoills and Dumbreck. John, son of Sir John Cochrane, lived 
at Watersyde. Alexander Cochrane, resided at Balbarchan ; Wil- 
liam, son of James 2d, brother of Alexander, at Rochsoills, in the 
Lordship of Newbottle and Baronry of Monkland, Lanarkshire ; and 
William, son of William, " lieired the same lands." Others resided at 
Kilmaronock, Polskelly, Bollinshaw, Paisley and Ochiltree. Sev- 
eral of these families have ermine in their arms, showing their con- 
nection with the royal family. 

The present earl and head of the family name, (1853,) is The Right 
Honorable Thomas (Cochrane,) [1G69] Earl of Dundonald, co. of 
Ayr, [1647] Baron Cochrane of Dundonald, and Lord Cochrane of 
Paisley and Ochiltree, in the Peerage of Scotland, &c. lie is an 
Admiral of the Blue, and a highly distinguished officer in the naval 
service of his country. Born Dec. 14, 1775, and succeeded his 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 521 

father as tenth earl, in 1831. He is consequently about seventy- 
eight years old. When he was in New York some years ago, he be- 
came acquainted with some of the name residing there, and pointed 
out to them their relationship to him. 

From the first Earl of Dundonald are descended all of the name 
in this country. Some of the Cochranes of Paisley, emigrated into 
the north of Ireland, a long while ago, and thence a few removed to 
this country and settled in Pennsylvania. From these are descended 
Hon. John Cochran, of New York city, and those of the name resid- 
ing at "Cochransville," in Pennsylvania. The first of this branch 
were distinguished in the war of the Revolution. Others came over 
at a different pei-iod. and their descendants are now residing in Mas- 
sachusetts, New York. Ohio and Tennessee. S. W. Cochran, Esq., 
of Troy, Tenn., is one of these. 

But the "• Cochrane," the genealogy of whose descendants, it is 
proposed at this time more particularly to trace, Avas WILLIAM, 
who emigrated from Paisley, in Scotland, to Plymouth, England, 
about the year 1740. He had previously married, and had one son, 
whom he also named William, from himself. He was a large man- 
ufacturer and ship owner, of great wealth. After his removal to 
Plymouth, his first wife died, and he was afterward married to a sec- 
ond. Soon after his second marriage, his son, being then about nine- 
teen years of age, disagreed (as is often the case in families) with his 
mother-in-law. Matters grew worse and worse, and one day when 
William had been out hunting, and returned after the regular hour 
for dining, having asked for his dinner, he was served, by his iHothcr- 
in-law's order, with food that remained from the servants' ta't)le. This 
was too much for his ^^ Scotch blood," a,nd of course he declined eating. 
In the evening his father was made acquainted with the " affliir," 
who, taking his wife's side of the question, locked his son in " an up- 
per chamber," to reflect on the fruits of disobedience. The same 
night he let himself to the ground by means of a bedcord, and, going 
to the dock, he went on board a ship, just getting under way for North 
America. Leaving' home so suddenly, he Avas entirely destitute of 
means, and agreed to w^ork for his passage over. Before the next 
morning, he had left the shores of " merry England" forever. He 
landed at Wood's Hole, Falmouth, Mass. This was about 1756. 
His father, owning vessels that sailed to various parts of the Avorld, 
made inquiries in all directions. He did not learn where he was tilj 
about 1775. This information he derived from a Falmouth sea-cap- 
tain, one day, after he had nearly ceased inquiring for his sou. On 
34 



522 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

receiving a description of liim from the captain, he burst into tears, 
and exclaimed, " He is my son." He sent by the captain on his re- 
turn voyage, a purse of gold for his son, containing also a letter for 
him, but the cabin-boy stole it on reaching the shore. He again sent 
word to him to come home immediately, as he had no other child to 
heir his property. The resentments of former years had subsided, 
and he commenced preparations for his return. Before this could 
be accomplished, the war of the Revolution broke ofit, and put a stop 
for a time to his preparations. He had married, had several chil- 
dren, and a " handsome property." Being a stei-n republican, he en- 
listed into the service of his country, and served a year as lieutenant. 
After this he made further preparations for a return to his 'father, 
expecting a close of the war, and had turned into money most of his 
estate. He was a pilot by occupation, and having gone one morning 
to pilot a ship out of Falmouth harbor, he did not return, and was 
found four days afterward floating on the water. The paper money 
he had been collecling, was reduced to a paste in his pocket by the 
action of the water. This event occurred in 1778, in the fortieth 
year of his age. Previous to his marriage, he had resided at Chil- 
mark, on the island of Martha's Vineyard ; but after that event he 
resided at Falmouth, in a house since owned by the late Dea. Fish. 
After the war was over, William,' of Plymouth, Eng., was still liv- 
ing, and sent again for his son, or if he was not living, for Ms eldest 
son, to come to England immediately, but he never went. William, 
of Plymouth, died in 1785, aged about eighty years. 

His son (2) William,- of Chilmark, Mass., m. Exjicrience Weeks, 
of Falmouth, Mass., Nov. 1, 1758. She was admitted to the church 
Oct. 15, 1780, and her eight children were baptized at the same time. 
She d.at Chatham, Conn., in 1823. Ch., 

i I. David,^ b. Nov., 17G8. 

4. II. Maria,^ b. Nov., 1771 ; m. John Smith of New York, dead. 

5. III. Tamar,^ b. Nov., 1771 ; m. Hiklretli, of New York ; 

both dead. 

6. IV. Hannah,^ b. April, 1773; m. Joseph Small, March 30, 1790. 
He d. at Eastport of small pox. 

7. V. Jane,^ b. July, 1774; m. Loudon Fish in I7i)3. He d. in 
1812, and she survives. 

8. VI. William,' b. Dec, 1775 ; was a sea-captain, and died with- 
out issue at Ilavanna in 1801. 

I VII. Peter,' b. June 7, 1777. 

10. VIII. Mary,' b. 1778; d. unmarried. 



HISTOKT OF ANCIENT WOODBURT. 523 

David'' Cothrin, (3) b. Nov., 1768, at Falmouth, Mass., m. Eunice 
Backhouse,of the same place, March 15, 1788. He moved to Maine 
in May, 1795, and settled in the " Wild Woods" of Farmington, in 
that state. Not liking the Yankee pronunciation of his Scotch sur- 
name, he changed the spelling into Cothrin. He was a man of fee- 
ble health, and obliged to go south every winter. In Aug., 1801, his 
brother William having previously died at Havanna, he went to New 
York to settle his estate. The winter following he repaired to the 
south, as usual, was taken sick in North Carolina, and died there in 
Feb., 1802. His wid. Eunice m. Stephen Dillingham, in 1808, and 
d. at Farmington, Me., April 1, 1841, aged 73. Children, 

11 I. Keziah,* b. Oct. 14, 1789; m. Montgomery Morrison in 
1808. He was b. April 14, 1783, and d. March 10, 1846, at Fay- 
ette, Me. 

}^, II. William,^ b. Oct. 31, 1791. 

^? III. Nathaniel,-* b. Oct. 6, 1793. 

14 IV. Tamar,'' b. Feb. 12, 1797, in Farmington, Me., m. Eufus 
Dresser. He was b. in 1795. They live in Illinois. 

Peter'' Cochran, (9) b. June 7, 1777, Lives at Feeding Hills, 
Springfield, Mass. He m. Eunice Sandford, of Fal- 
mouth, Mass., Jan. 24, 1804. Ch., 

15 I. Maria S.,"" b. Oct. 28, 1804, m. James Bagg, d. June 24, 
1835. 

16 II. William,^ b. Feb. 8, 1806, d. June 22, 1817. 

17 III. Hiram,* b. Oct. 29, 1808, d. Nov. 23, 1823. 

18 IV. SamueV b. Dec. 18, 1809, d. April 3, 1811. 

19 V. Samuel," h. March 9, 1812, d. Dec. 31, 1812. 

20 YI. Emily,* b. Oct. 16, 1813, m. Charles Baldwin, of New 
York, and lives at New Orleans. 

21 VII. David," b. May 16, 1815, m. . Lives at New- 
Bedford, Mass., and is captain of a whaling ship. 

Capt. William Cothren," (12) b. Oct. 31, 1791, at Falmouth, Mass. 
He and his brother, on account of the pronunciation, have always 
spelled the name Cothren. He resides in Farmington, Me., whither 
he removed with his father at four years of age. The town was then 
a wilderness. The little spot of land taken up by his father, is now 
owned by him, and constitutes part of his homestead. He served 
three months as a soldier in the war of 1812. Hem. 1. Hannah 
Cooper, Jan. 14, 1819. She was b. at Pittstown, Me., Feb. 19, 1798, 
and d. at Farmington, Me., Nov. 29, 1831 ; m. 2. Wid. Nancy Tit- 



524 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURT. 

comb, of Farmington, Nov. 15, 1835. She d. at that place, April 
19, 1840, aged 45. 

Cliildren of Hannah : 

f, I. William,' b. Nov. 28, 1819. Grad. Bowd. Coll. 1843. 

23 II. Charles,^ b. June 16, 1822. Grad. Bowd. Coll., 1849, and 
resides at Eatontown, N. J. 

24 II. Nathaniel b. June 21, 1825. Grad. Bowd. Coll., 1849, 
and resides at Eatontown, N. J. 

25. IV. George Webber,^ b. July 12, 1829. 

Child of Nancy : 

2G V. Wesley Rogers,^^ b. Dec. 15, 1837. 

Nathaniel Cothren," (13) b. Oct. 6, 1793, at Falmouth, Barnstable 
county, Mass., and d. Sept. 18, 1845, at Byron, Ogle county, Illinois. 
While young he emigrated to the state of New York, and m. there 
Clarissa Weed, of Milton, Saratoga county, N. Y., Oct. 8, 1815. He 
afterward resided in Michigan and Illinois. Children, 

(i) I. James W.,'* b. Oct. 19, 1817. 

Q 11. Montgomery Morrison,'* b. Sept. 18, 1819. 

29 III. Charles,^ b. Oct. 21, 1821, d. Aug. 30, 1839, at Bloom- 
ingville, Illinois. 

30 IV. Eunice Cordelia,^ b. May 8, 1823, at Jerusalem, Yates 
county, N. Y.; m. Albert Brown, Dec, 1842 ; had one dau., Hen- 
rietta. 

31 V. Francis,^ b. Oct. 19, 1824; d. in infancy. 

32 VI. William,' b. April 9, 1826 ; drowned in the Erie Canal, 
Lockport, N. Y., May 16, 1881. 

33 VII. George Henry,' b. Dec. 25, 1827, at Jerusalem, N. Y.; 
c". March 6, 1846, at Byron, Illinois. 

William Cothren,-' (22) b. at Farmington, Me., Nov. 28, 1819, 
graduated at Bowdoin College in 1843, received his second degree 
there in 1846, and master of arts, ad eundem, at Yale College in 1847. 
Removed to Woodbury, Conn., in Nov., 1844, and commenced the 
practice of law at that place, Oct., 1845. Was elected corresponding 
member of the New England Historic, Genealogical Society, May 
5, 1847, and a member of the Connecticut Historical Society, Nov. 
23, 1852. Was elected county commissioner for Litchfield county, 
at the May session of the General Assembly, 1851. He m. Mary J. 
Steele of Woodbury, Conn., Sept. 3, 1849. 

James W. Cothren,' (27) b. Oct. 19, 1817, in Chatauque co., N. Y.; 
moved to Galesburgh, Michigan, where lie now resides, having pre- 
viously lived in Detroit. He was there m. to Christiana Mackie, 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 525 

Dec. 22, 1839. She was b. Nov. 22, 1818, at Aberdeen, Scotland. 
He has been for some years postmaster of the place where he re- 
sides. Children, 

34 I. Charles rernando,^ b. Sept. 25, 1840, at Galesburgh. 

35 II. Mary Isabella,^ b. April 16, 1843, " " 

36 III. Clara," b. .luly 12, 1847, 

Hon. Montgomery M. Cothren,^ (28) b. Sept. 18, 1819, at Jerusa- 
lem, Yates CO., N. Y., moved to Mineral Point, Wisconsin, and com- 
menced the practice of law several years ago. Was a member of 
the convention which formed the constitution of that state, and was 
a member of the upper or lower house of the Legislature of Wiscon- 
sin, from its organization as a state, till his election as judge of the 
court of common pleas, a year or two since. In 1852, he was one of 
the presidential electors of the state. He m. Esther Maria, dau. of 
Dr. Schuyler Pulford, Aug. 24, 1848. She was b. July 16, 1830, in 
Fayetteville, N. Y. Children: 

37 I. Cordelia Maria,^ b. July 14, 1849 ; d. March 6, 1853. 

38 II. George Pulford," b. April 23, 1851. 

Something more than a hundred years ago, thei'e was a branch of 
the Cochrane family residing in " Ancient Woodbury." The author 
has not been able to discover the name of the place whence they 
came. Samuel Cochrane, the first of the name here, seems to have 
been quite a literary man. His library consisted of more than four 
hundred volumes, which was an exceedingly large one for a farmer 
in a country town in those early days, and would be a large library 
for a man in like condition, even at this day. It is believed that this 
was the largest collection of books that has ever been owned by a pri- 
vate, non-professional citizen of the territory, since the first settle- 
ment. His children were as follows : 

James, bap. May 80, 1747. 

Martha, bap. May 19, 1749 ; m. Abel Brownson, Aug. 1, 1770. 

Ruth, bap. May 12, 1751 ; m. David Perry, Nov. 3, 1789. 

Samuel, bap. March 3, 1754. 

Elizabeth, bap. June 29, 1756 ; ra. Robert Jackson, Mar. 23, 1775. 

Sarah, bap. Nov. 30, 1758. 

Stephen Peet m. Hester Cochran, 1760. 

Benajah Strong m. Jean Cochran, Feb. 3, 1761. 

All of this family have passed into the female line, or gone out of 
the territory. 



526 HISTORY OF ANCIENTWOODBURT. 

CRAFTS FAMILY. 

The first person of the name of Crafts, who settled in Connecticut, 
was Samuel, who located at Pomfret in 1686. Joseph, supposed to 

be the son of Samuel, m. Susannah , and d. Jan. 25, 1754. His 

w. d. aged 84. Joseph had nine sons and six daus. Samuel is the 
only one of the fifteen children whose descendants the author has the 
means of tracing in his possession. He was b. July 15, 1722; m. 

Judith . Ch., Griffin, b. July 18, 1748 ; Sarah, b. April 13, 

1750 ; Edward, b. April 19, 1752, d. March 17, 1821 ; Samuel, b. 
May 19, 1754; Samuel, b. Jan. 15, 1761. 

Edward, son of the above, m. 1. Abigail Clark, b. in 1759, d. Oct.23, 
1796 ; 2. Ann Baldwin, b. in 1757, d. June 8, 1813. Ch. by first w., 
Julia, b. 1781, d. Sept., IG, 1801 ; Samuel, b. 1783, d. June 5, 1810, 
at sea; Pearl, b. 1785, d. Dec. 29, 1821 ; Chauncey, b. June 1,1787, 
d. Oct. 12, 1828; Laura, b. 1789, d. June 15, 1805; Edward, b. 
1790, d. Feb. 20, 1792; Abba, b. 1796, d. Aug. 24, 1811. 

Pearl, s. of Edward, m. Sarah Blakeley. Ch., Edward B., b. 
Jan., 1814; Elizabeth M., b. 1816 ; Julia M., b. Dec. 31, 1817; d. 
Oct. 14, 1818 ; Samuel Pearl, b. 1820, d. July 31, 1822. 

Gen. Chauncey, son of Edward, m. Maria Bacon, Sept. 11, 1811. 
Ch., a dau. b. May 30, 1813, d. same day; Julia Maria, b. Aug. 20, 
1814, m. Rev. B. Y. Messenger, Feb. 7, 1838, d. Aug. 25, 1839 ; 
twins, b. July 1, 1816, d. same day ; Charles Bacon, b. July 18, 1817 ; 
Chauncey, b. March 20, 1820 ; d. June 18, 1841 ; Rebecca Bacon, 
b. May 7, 1822, m. Wm. B. Hotchkiss,_^June 6, 1843 ; Samuel Pearl, 
b. March 30, 1824; Fanny Augusta, b. June 4, 1826, m. Samuel W. 
Andrew, Esq., Jan. 4, 1848; Lydia Thompson, b. Dec. 2, 1828, d. 
July 25, 1846. 



CHURCH FAMILY 



Richard Church emigrated from England, and settled at Plymouth, 
Mass. He came in one of the early companies to that place. As 
nearly as can now be traced, he was an uncle of Col. Benjamin 
Church, who commanded the party which killed King Philip, in 1676, 
and who was sent on an expedition against the eastern Indians of 
New England, in 1704, and did tbem and the French much damage. 
He removed to Hartford, Conn., with Mr. Hooker's congregation, in 
1636. He had several sons and daughters. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 527 

2. John Church was one of the sons of Richard, mentioned above. , 
He resided in Hartford, and died there in 1691, leaving several chil- 
dren. 

3. Samuel Church was the second son of John, and died in Hart- 
ford about the year 1718. He had several children. 

4. Samuel was one of the sons of the above named Samuel, and re- 
moved to Bethlehem society, "Woodbury, about the year 1740, where 
he died during the " Great Sickness," which visited that parish in 
1760. He married Mary Porter, of Farmington, and had a numerous 
family. His sons were Joshua, Samuel, Ebenezer and Nathaniel. 

5. Nathaniel, youngest son of Samuel, was but three years old when 
his father died. He was bound an apprentice to a weaver, to be 
taught the mysteries of his art. flis master was a hard-hearted man^ 
and at about the age of eighteen, he left him and enlisted into the Rev- 
olutionary army. He was severely wounded at the battle of Wliite 
Plains, by a grape-shot larger than a hickory nut, which is now in the 
possession of his son. Chief Justice Samuel Church, of Litchfield. He 
married Lois, second daughter of John Ensign, Esq., of Canaan, and 
settled in Salisbury, Conn. His sons were as follows, viz. 

1. Ensign, whose only daughter Mary married Hon. Eben Newton, 
member of Congress from Mahoning county, Ohio. 

2. Hon. Samuel, LL. D., who was born in 1785. He graduated at 
Yale College, in 1803, and settled in his native town as a lawyer. He 
was representative to the General Assembly at six sessions, senator 
three years, judge of probate eleven years, and a member of the con- 
stitutional convention, in 1818. In 1832, he was appointed a judge of 
the superior court and supreme court of errors, and in 1847, he was 
elected chief justice. In 1845, he removed to Litchfield, his present 
residence. His son, Albert E. Church, is professor of mathematics 
at West Point. Samuel P. Church, M. D., of Ansonia, is another son. 

3. Leman, late one of the most eminent and successful lawyers at 
the Connecticut bar, died in 1849. 

4. Hon. John R., judge of the court of common pleas for Trumbull 
county, Ohio. 

5. Nathaniel, a wealthy merchant of Troy, N. York, now deceased. 

6. Frederick H., a wealthy merchant and iron manufacturer of 
Philadelphia. 

7. William. 



528 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

CASTLE FAMILY. 

Henry Castle came from Stratford to Woodbury, with the early 
settlers, and died in 1697-8. His children were Henry, Samuel, 
Isaac, Abigail, Mary and Mercy, all bap. Sept., 1686 ; William, bap. 
July, 1688; Mary m. Joseph Hurlbut, Jr., May 17, 1698; Samuel 
had a dau. Susanna, bap. Sept., 1693. 

Henry, Jr., m. (1st) Hannah Squire, Aug. 12, 1699. She d. May 

7, 1714, m. (2d) Ruth , who d. in 1725. His ch.were I. Henry, 

b. Feb. 2, 1700, m. Hannah Strong, Sept. 18, 1736; he d. in 1777 ; 
shed. 1783 ; ch. 1. Ann, b. Oct., 1736, d. Sept. 16, 1787 ; 2. Rachel, 
b. Nov. 10, 1737, m. Nathan Leavenworth ; 3. Ann, b. April 30, 
1739. 11. Hannah, b. May 22, 1702. IIL Ruth, b. Aug. 6, 1705. 
IV. Jemima, b. March 3, 1709. V. Luke, b. March 21, 1711, m. 
Mary Squire, Dec. 15, 1736 ; he d. 1797 ; his wife Sept. 13, 1777 ; 
ch. 1. Nathan, b. Dec. 25, 1789, d. 1760 ; 2. Ruth, b. 1741, d. 1746 ; 
3. Mary,b. Oct., 1744, d. Sept., 1777 ; 4. Luke, bap. April 27, 1746, 
d. Dec. 11, 1709; 5. Hannah, b. Dec. 1, 1753, d. 1777; 6. Jemima, 
bap. April 23, 1758. VL Nathaniel, b. Nov. 7, 1716, d. Sept. 11, 
1720. 

Isaac, son of Henry, m. (1st) Sarah , who d. Feb., 1708, m. 

(2d) Joanna , and had I. Isaac, bap. Aug. 9, 1707. II. Samuel, 

bap. Aug. 9, 1707, m. Martha , and d. 1781 ; ch. 1. David, b. 

Dec, 1725, m. Phebe Sanford, Sept., 1747, and had David, bap. Jan. 
29, 1748; Jonathan, bap. Oct., 1751 ; 2. Isaac, bap. May 11, 1729, 
m. Anna Hurd, Jan. 24, 1750, from whom he was divorced ; she had 
a dau. Lucy, bap. in Aug., the same year of their marriage. This 
Lucy m. William Torrance, March 30, 1768. Isaac, after his di- 
vorce, m. a second time, and d. in 1775, leaving wife Grisel, and ch. 
Isaac, Jehiel, Andrew, Sarah, Chloe and Mary ; 3. Lucy, bap. Aug. 

8, 1781 ; 4. Samuel, Jr., bap. March 31, 1734, m. Abigail , and 

had Huldah, bap. Dec. 24, 1758, Silas, ' Abigail, bap. Aug. 9, 1769 ; 
5. Hannah, bap. Sept. 7, 1735 ; 6. Peter, bap. Aug. 8, 1736, m. Ma- 
ry Booth, and d. 1808; she d. 1830 ; 7. Reuben, b. Dec, 1738, m. 

Eunice , had Reuben, b. April 4, 1764 ; 8. Rebecca, bap. Jan. 

11, 1744, m. Benjamin Warner, Nov. 2, 1761; 9. Esther, bap. 
March 17, 1746. IIL Sarah, bap. March, 1708. IV. Daniel, bap. 
Oct. 13, 1717, m. and had 1. Samuel, b. Jan. 3, 1740, m. Abigail 

, had Joanna, bap. June 23, 1762; Esther, bap. Nov. 13, 1763; 

2. Joanna, bap. March 6, 1743 ; 3. Gideon, bap. July 23, 1745 ; 4. 
Jerusha, bap. Nov., 1752 ; 5. Eunice, bap. Jan. 3, 1759. V. Israel, b. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBUKT. 52? 

April 18, 1722, m. (1st) Eunice Terrill, 1746, who d. Nov., 178G, m. 

(2d) , and had Timothy, b. April 22, 1747 ; 2. Simeon, bap. 

May 20, 1750; 3. Sarah, bap. March 10, 1754, m. Daniel Booth, 
Jan. 28, 1773 ; 4. Eunice, d. March 18, 1759 ; 5. Eunice, bap. July 
27,1700; 6. Israel, bap. April 29, 17G4, m. Electa Dewey, 1787. 
Doct. Silas, son of Samuel, Jr., had ch. Harvey H., Chauncey N., 
Abigail R., who m. Heman Patterson. Chauncey N. m. Amanda 
Minor, and had Chauncey J. and Henrietta V. 

William, son of Henry, had ch. as follows, 1. Ann, bap. Jan. 1, 
1721, m. Benajah Hawley, in 1757 ; 2. Ruth, bap. June 2, 1723, m. 
Jonathan Lum, in 1746 ; 3. John, bap. May 29, 1726; 4. Mercy, b. 
May, 1727 ; 5. Seth, bap. June 29, 1729, had Hepzibah, bap. Dec, 
1758; Tabitha, bap. Jan. 27, 1762 ; 6. Phineas, bap. May 2, 1731; 
7. Tabitha, bap. Oct. 14, 1733. 

It is at present unknown to which branch of the family the follow- 
ing belong. 

Jabez Castle had 1. William, bap. April 1, 1739, m. Thankful Ba- 
ker, Feb. 23, 1758, and had Zuba, bap. Feb. 1, 1762 ; Elijah, bap. 
Jan. 20, 1765 ; 2. Susanna, bap. Sept. 13, 1740, m. Noah Hurd, 
1759; 3. Mary, bap. Aug. 8, 1744; 4. Tabiatha, bap. April 28, 
1751 ; 5. Selah, bap. Feb. 2, 1755 ; 6. Triel, bap. Jan. 2, 1757. 

Ebenezer Castle had Ebenezer, bap. June 23, 1776 ; Jerusha, bap. 
Feb. 28,1779. 



CAN FIELD FAMILY. 

Thomas Canfield, Sen., of Milford, Conn., was not one of the early 
settlers of the place, but probably was there as early as 1647 ; had a 
wife, Phebe, and ch. His son Jeremiah m. Judith Mallory, and 
among his ch. is found Jeremiah, Jr., who was an original purchaser 
of the town of New Milford, in 1706, and who had a son Zerobabeh 
This Zerobabel resided in the society of Bridgewater, New Milford ; 
he m. and had ch., one of which was Lemuel, who m. Sarah Burton, 
and had issue as follows : Daniel, Burton, Lemuel, Augustine, and 
Orlando, who d. young. 

Burton, Esq., settled at South Britain, in Southbury, about 1800, 
m. Polly Mitchell, and had I. Harriet, b. Dec. 27, 1802, m. Anson 
Badley, 1824, and had 1. Lemuel M., b. Dec. 1, 1826 ; 2. Burton C, 
b. Jan. 9, 1830 ; 3. Polly A., b. Feb. 10, 1832 ; 4. Sarah, b. Dec. 6, 



530 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

1835 ; 5. Eliza, b. Sept. 21, 1839. II. Mitchell M., b, March 31, 
1809, m. Eliza Averill, Nov. 24, 1830, had 1. Averill B., b. Nov. 6, 
1831 ; 2. Henry M., b. Aug. 15, 1841. III. Lemuel M., b. April 
19, 1820, m. Emehne Northrop, March 16, 1843, and had Harriet 
E., b. March 16, 1850 ; Sarah E., b. April 29, 1852. 

Lemuel, brother of Burton, m. Betsey Mitchell, and had Jerome, b. 
March 26, 1808, Avho m. Hannah Smith; ch. Lemuel, Cornelia and 
Chandler. 

Rev. Thomas Canfield, of Roxbury society, was b. at Durham, 
Conn., m. Mary Russell ; ch. I. Sarah, b. Sept. 3, 1749, m. Rev. Je- 
hu Minor. II. Thomas, b. July 21, 1751, m. Sarah Mallory, Aug. 
3, 1775, and had 1. Polly, m. Ira Sanford; 2. Russell, d. in N. Y. ; 
3. Sally, m. Benjamin Wheeler, of Bridgeport ; 4. Philemon, who is 
the only survivor of the family, now residing in Hartford, III. Rus- 
sell, b. Aug. 5, 1754, d. 1769. IV. Mary, b. May 8, 1764, d. 1786. 
V. Elihu,b. July 12, 1759, m. Sarah Frisbie, Aug. 3, 1775; ch. 1. 
Betsey, b. March 11, 1784 ; 2, Augustine, b. May 15, 1786, d. Sept. 
2, 18iG ; 3. Russel, b. Aug. 28, 1789 ; 4. Sally, b. Oct. 9, 1791 ; 5. 
Caroline, b. March 30, 1799 ; 6. Polly, b. Feb. 15, 1801 ; 7. Thom- 
as, b, Jan., 1804. 

Rev. Thomas d. 1795, a. 79 ; his estate inventoried £3,049, 10s. 
Sd. His wife d. Oct. 4, 1790, a. 70. It is believed that Rev. Thom- 
as was a descendant of Thomas, Sen., of Milford, though tradition in- 
foi-ms us that his father came from England. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 531 



CURTISS FAMILY, 




Az. a cliL'V. dancettce betw. three mural coronet?, or Crest — A lion i-ej:int 
ppr., supporting with his dexter foot u shield of the arms. Motto — Strjien- 
aude. 

The arms of the London family are Az, a fesse dancetre betw. 
three ducal coronets, or; as borne by the name of Curtis, and was con- 
firmed to John Curtis, of London, Gent., son of William Curtis, of 
Hatton, in the county of Warwick, Gent., son of Eustace Curtis, of 
Malestack, of said county, Gent, son of William Curtis, who was son 
and heir of John Curtis, of Malestack, Gent. This bearing was con- 
firmed the 9th of May, 1 632, in the 8th year of the reign of Charles I. 

William Curtiss^ embarked in the ship Lion, June 22, 1632, and 
landed Dec. 16, 1632, at Scituate, Mass. He brought with him four 
children, Thomas,- Mary,^ John^ and Philip.^ He removed with his 
family to Roxbury, Mass., whence they removed to Stratford, Conn. 
By the records of Stratfoi-d it appears that the father of these must 
have died before the removal of the family thither, and that previous 
to that event, a son William had been born to him, as the first of the 
name that appears on those records, are John,- William,- and their 
mother. Widow Elizabeth Curtis. It is stated that at the date of 
their removal to Stratford, John was about 28 years of age, and Wil- 
liam about 18. Thomas d. in Mass. "7 month, 1650." Widow Eliz- 
abeth d. in 1658. Will proved Nov. 4, 1658. Devisees were sons, 
1. John* and 2. William," and grandsons, John, son of John, and Jon- 
athan, son of William. This Jonathan d. in 1681, leaving two sons 
and two daughters, names not given in the will. 



532 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

Johir (1) m. 1st, Elizabeth -, who d. in 1682, m. 2d, Margaret 

, who d. in 1714. He d. Dec. G, 1707, aged ninety-six years. 



His children were : 
6 I. John,^b. 1642. 
■X II. Israel,' b. 1644. 

8 HI. Elizabeth,^ b. 1647. 

9 IV. Thomas,^ b. 1648. 

10 V. Joseph,^^b. 1650. 

11 VI. Benjamin,-^ b. 1652. 

12 VII. Hannah,^ b. 1654. 

Capt. William- Curtiss, (2) mentioned above, was one of the original 
grantees of Woodbury, in 1672, though he never moved there, butd. 
in Stratford, Dec. 21, 1702. His will was dated Dec. 15, 1702, by 
which it appears he had childi-en : 

13 I. Daniel.'^ 

14 II. Ebenezer.^ 

15 III. Zachariah.^ 
It IV. Josiah.^ 

17 V. Joshua,^ had a son, William, and daughters, Anna, Bulayah 
and Mary. 

18 VI. Sarah,^ m. Wells. 

19 VII. Elizabeth,^ m. Ross. 

20 VIII. Jonathan,^ deceased, leaving son Jonathan. 

IsraeP (7) b. 1644, m. Rebecca . He d. Oct., 1704, eh. 

l\ I. Israel,-* b. May 20, 1668. 
f, II. John,^ b.Oct., 1670. 
1 III. Stephen," b. Aug. 24, 1673. 
f, IV. Peter.^ 

25 V. Hannah," m. Thomas Minor. 

26 VI. Rebecca," m. Ephraim Minor. 

Capt. Josiah' (16) m. Mary , lived and d. in Stratford, 

in 1745 ; will proved in Jan. of that year. Children, 

27 I. William." 

28 11. Josiah." 

29 III. Abraham." 

f^ IV. Benjamin," b. Dec. 25, 1704. 

31 V. Peter." 

32 VI. Matthew." 

33 VII. Charles." 

34 VIII. Abigail," m. Capt. Hezekiah Hooker, of Woodbury. 

35 IX. Eunice," m. Lieut. Robert Wells, of Stratford. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 533 

36 X. Mary,< m. John Patterson. 

37 XL Mehetable.* I 

Israel, Jr.,^ (21) m. Mary ; children. 

38 I. Samuel/ bap. Jan., 1694-5. 

39 II. Josiah/ bap. April, 1G97. 

40 III. Stephen/ bap. April 22, 1G99. 

41 IV. Ilebecca,^ bap. July 22, 1701. 

Ens. John'* (22) m. Johannah , who d. Sept. 1, 1749. 

He d. April 14, 1754. Children, 

42 I. Elizabeth,^ bap. Sept., 1097, m. John Mitchell, Jan. 17, 
171G-17. 

43 II. Harriet,^ b. Nov. 1, ir,99. 

^ III. Natlian,^ b. Feb. 2, 1701-2. 

45 IV. Abigail,^ bap. March, 1704, m. David Hurd, Jan. 6, 
1723-4. 

46 V. Esther,^ b. Sept. 5, 170G. 

47 VI. Joanna,^ b. Sept. 5, 1708, ni. Eliakim Stoddard, Dec. 4, 
1729. 

tl VII. John,^ b. Feb. 3, 1711. 

49 VIII. 01ive,5bap. May, 1713. 

50 IX. Peter,^ b. Jan. 1, 1716, and had ch. by wife Mercy, 1. 
Mabel, bap. 1747 ; 2. Mary, b. 1752. 

II X. David,^ b. Jan. 21, 1718. 

52 XL Eunice,^ b. March 20, 1720. 

Stephen* (23) m. Sarah Minor, Nov. 2, 1699. He d. June 
1, 1723. Children, 
II L Joseph,^ b. Oct. 20, 1700. 
U IL Daniel,^ b. Jan. 12, 1703. 

55 III. Sarah '^ ") m. Richard Peet, March 11, 1724-5. 

C (twins,) b. July 28, 1705. 

56 IV. Rebecca,* ) ni. Elisha Stoddard, Esq. 

57 V. Ruth,'^ b. Jan. 14, 1707, m. Samuel Galpin. 

58 VI. Dea. Stephen,^ b. Feb. 23, 1710, m. 1st, Lois Ilicock : m. 
2d, Wid. Huldah Ilicock. He d. in 1781. No issue. 

59 VII. Mary,"* b. Sept. 15, 1713, m. Caulkins, and removed 

to Sharon, Conn., about 1733. They had nine sons, who settled com- 
pactly in that part of the town now known as Caulkinsville. 

S VIIL Israel,* b. July 23, 1716. 

61 IX. Ehzabeth,* b. Sept. 19, 1718, d. aged about 18, unm. 

62 X. Grace,* b. July 7, 1720, m. Eldad King, March 3, 1743. 

Peter,* (24) d. 1713. Child, 



534 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

63 I. 01ive,5 b. May 6, 1713, m. Gideon Stoddard, Jan. 24, 1783. 

Benjamin,* (30) b. Dec. 25, 1704, d. July 28, 1783. He and 
two of his brothers, Josiah and Matthew, removed from 
Stratford, and settled at Newtown, Conn. Children, 

64 I. Nehemiah,^ b. Feb. 20, 1728, and others. He had a son 
Salmon," b. Aug. 16, 1759, d. Jan. 2, 1814. The latter was father 
of the Hon. Holbrook Curtis,'' of Watertown, Conn., lately judge of 
the Litchfield county court. Judge Curtis is the father of William 
E. Curtis, Esq., a lawyer of New York city. 

Nathan^ (44) m. Martha Preston, May, 1732. He d. Oct. 
17, 1761, and Martha d. June 23, 1764. Children, 

65 I. Elizabeth," b. Oct., 1733, m. Thomas Bull, Oct. 19, 1754. 

66 II. Martha," b. March, 1737, m. Doct. Andrew Graham, June 
5, 1753. 

67 III. Ann," b. March, 1740, m. Edward Hinman, July 18, 1764. 
f^ IV. Nathan," bap. April 3, 1748. 

John^ (48) was killed by lightning in 1743, while standing in 
the door of his house. He had his dau. Abia in his arms, 
who was uninjui'cd and afterward m. as specified below. 
His children by his wife Abia, were, 

69 I. Joanna," b. June 26, 1730. 

70 II. Abraham," b. Feb., 1732. 

71 III. Amos," bap. Oct., 1733. 

,?, IV. Gideon," bap. June 8, 1735. 

73 V. Joanna," bap. May 22, 1737; m. Henry Cramer, Dec. 5, 
1753. 

74 VI. Abiah," bap. Jan. 21, 1739 ; m. Stephen Galpin. , 
,]^ VII. John," bap. Oct. 12, 1740. 

76 VIII. Eve," bap. May 16, 1742. 

77 IX. Hester," bap. Dec. 11, 1743; m. Elijah Hinman, Jan. 3. 
1771. 

78 X. Hannah." 

David^^ (51) d. Sept. 15, 1782. Ch., 
,™ I. David" bap. Jan. 30, 1743. 
,?9 II. Asa," bap. Aug. 3, 1746. 

81 III. Eunice," bap. Feb. 26, 1750, ni. Ithiel Ilicock. 

82 IV. Olive," bap. April 5, 1752. 

83 V. Love," bap. Aug. 31, 1755 ; m. Graham Hurd. 

Joseph' (53) m. Mary Walker, who d. May 27, 1727. He 
d. June 5, 1727. Ch., 

84 I. Prudence,'^ b. June, 1724. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 535 

% II. Thaddeus, bap. April 24, 172G. 

• Dea. DanieP (54) m. 1. Phebe Martin, June 3, 1730 ; 2. 
Wid. Sarah Hinman, Sept. 2, 1760. He d. Aug. 14, 1784 ; 
second wife d. Jan. 12, 1807. Ch., 

86 I. Phebe,'' b. Oct. 18, 1736 ; m. Amos Ilicock, Jan. 15, 1759. 

87 II. Elizabeth,^ bap. June, 1738; d. young. 

88 III. Sarah,«bap. Aug. 6, 1762; m. Col. Joel Hinman, April 
10, 1778. 

S9 IV. Mary,« bap. June 7, 17G7 ; m. Park Brown, May 2, 1785. 
IsraeP (60) m. Martha Towner, Jan. 31, 1738. He died in 
1796. Ch., 
^■s I. Joseph," b. March 22, 1740. 
?33 II. Israel," b. April 24, 1742. 

92 III. Stephen," b. Jan. 8, 1744. 

93 IV. Daniel," b. May 18, 1746 ; m. and had two daus. 

94 V. Eunice," b. July 8, 1748 ; m. Stephen Bateman, Sept. 26, 
1768. 

95 VI. Sarah," b. April 3, 1749; m. Thomas Strong, Dec. 16, 
1767. 

,T, VII. Benjamin," b. May 18, 1751. 

97 VIII. Euth," b. Aug. 24, 1753 ; m. Luther Bateman, Nov. 18, 
1773. 

98 IX. Reuben," b. Feb. 25, 1755; m. Hannah Peck, who d. 
March 13, 1804. He d. March, 1804. 

99 X. Abijah," b. Sept. 26, 1756 ; d. Oct. 12, 1805. 

100 XL Olive," b. Nov. 24, 1759; m. Solomon, son of Gideon 
Johnson. She d. Oct. 18, 1797. 

Nathan" (68) m. 1. Esther , who d. April 5, 1803; 2. 

Martha Preston. She d. Feb. 16, 1845. He d. Nov. 29, 
1845. Children, 

101 I. Elizabeth,'' bap. July 5, 1772. 

102 IL Martha,^ bap. March 13, 1774. 

103 IIL Betty,'' bap. June 9, 1776; m. Truman Hinman, Nov. 
22, 1798. 

Gideon" (72) m. Mary Hicock, Sept. 28, 1756. He d. in 
1793. Children, 

104 I. Betterise,'' bap. June 19, 1757. 

105 IL Gideon.^ 

106 III. Aaron," bap. Jan. 27, 1762. 

107 IV. Susanna.'' 

108 V. Eldad King,'' bap. Aug. 7, 1773. 



536 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

109 VI. Mary Eve,^ bap. Sept. 24, 1775. 
John« (75) d. 1803, leaving children, 

110 I. Sherman,'' m. Sarah Benham, June 2, 1796. 

111 II. Levi.' 

112 III. John.' 

David" (79) ra. Sarah Minor, Sept. 27, 1764. He. d. in 1819, 
and his widow d. in 1820. Children, 

113 I. Phebe,' b. Feb. 14, 1765 ; m. Anthony Strong, Nov. 13, 
1791. 

I'J II. David Stiles,' b. Jan. 14, 1767. 

115 III. William Preston,' b. May 11, 1769. 

116 IV. Anna,' b. Oct. 26, 1771 ; m. Aaron Sherman. 

117 V. Sarah,' b. Jan. 23, 1774 ; m. Curtis Hicock. 

118 VI. Elizabeth,' b. Oct. 26, 1776 ; m. Bennet French. 

119 VII. Currence,' bap. Oct. 5, 1783 ; m. Rev. Philo Judson. 
Asa*^ (80) m. Eunice Woodward, Oct. 9, 1765. He d. 1794. 

Children, 

120 I. Levina,' b. March 4, 1767 ; m. Gideon Munn, Jan. 6, 
1785. 

121 II. Curtiss.' 

■ 122 III. Russell,' b. March 1, 1769. 

123 IV. Truman.' 

124 V. . 

125 VI. Olive.' 

126 VII. Mary,' m. James Ilinman. 

127 VIII. Eunice,' m. David Hawley. 

Thaddeus" (85) m. Stoddard, and removed to Rutland, 

Vt., about 1761. Children, 

128 I. Mary,' bap. April 8, 1750. 

129 II. Sarah,' bap. Sept. 24, 1752. 

130 III. Thaddeus,' bap. Sept. 29, 1754. 

131 IV. Mary,' bap. July 11, 1756. 

132 V. Ehzabeth,' bap. Feb. 19, 1758. 

133 VI. Prudence,' bap. May 25, 1760. 

Joseph*^ (90) m. Ketura Hatch, July 11, 1763. He d. Jan. 
9, 1798, and his widow d. April 19, 1797. Children, 

134 I. Hannah,' b. Aug. 29, 1764 ; m. David Mallory, Sept. 30, 
1783. 

'^ 11. Simeon,' b. Jan. 2, 1768. 
136 III. Amos,' bap. May 19, 1771. 
Ifu IV. Abel,' bap. May 10, 1776. 



HISTORY OP ANCIENT -WOODBURT. 537 

138 V. Eunice,^ bap. Aug. 6, 1781. 

IsraeP (91) m. Abigail Mallory, March 9, 1769. Children, 

139 I. Truman,^ bap. April 8, 1770. 

140 11. Polly,^ bap. Aug. 4, 1771. 

141 III. Charlotte,^ bap. Oct. 30, 1773. 

142 IV. Mary,^ bap. Feb. 24, 1776. 

143 V. Martin Luther,^ bap. Oct. 19, 1778. 

144 VI. Alathea,^ bap. Aug. 23, 1785. 

Benjamin" (96) m. Esther Benham, who d. 1747. He d, 
July 28, 1798. Children, 
\tl I. Japhet,^ b. Dec. 12, 1779. 
tf'^l II. Sherman,"^ b. Jan. 26, 1781 ; d. in 1848. 
\fs ni. Cyrus,^ b. Dec. 12, 1786. 

148 IV. Anne,'' b. Oct. 7, 1789 ; m. David Porter, of Middlebury. 
David Stiles'' (114) m. Sybilla Huntington, who d. Dec. 30, 

1837, a. 68. He d. Jan. 22, 1846. Children : 

149 I. Sybilla Cleora," bap. Nov. 23, 1794 ; m. Roderick Stiles, 
and d. Nov. 27, 1852. 

}?^ II. David H.,'' bap. April 3, 1796. 

151 III. Sarah,«bap. Feb. 11, 1798; m. Rufus Stiles, Nov. 9, 
1822. 

152 IV. Nathan,^ bap. March 19, 1799 ; d. young. 
\f, V. Daniel,«bap. Nov. 8, 1801. 

154 VI. Elvira,*' d. unmarried, Dec. 24, 1837, a. 34. 

155 VII. Mary Ann N.," bap. June 16, 1805 ; m. Oliver S. Weller. 

156 VIII. ■William,^ bap. Sept. 24, 1809 ; m. Elizabeth Stoddard. 
He d. March 19, 1844 ; no issue. 

Simeon'' (135) m. Mary Bradley, Aug. 12, 1790. Children, 

157 I. Erastus,^ b. Nov. 26, 1792. 

158 II. Jason,« b. July 11, 1794. 

159 III. Reuben,^ b. Dec. 19, 1796. 

160 IV. Billy ,« b. April 25, 1798. 

AbeF (137) m. Hannah Atwater, Feb. 1, 1802. Children, 

161 I. Alford,« bap. April 24, 1803. 

162 II. Charles,^ bap. Jan. 30, 1805. 

Japhef (145) m. Lucy Strong, June 5, 1805. Children, 

163 I. Lucy,« d. Dec. 12, 1815. 

164 II. Louisa.^ 

165 III. Maria.^ 

166 IV. Benjamin.^ 

167 V. Julia,» d. Dec. 12, 1814. 

35 



538 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

168 VI. Julia.« 

169 VII. Japhet.8 

170 VIII. Theron E.** 

171 IX. Carlos B.« 

Sherman'^ (146) m. Jerusha, daughter of Thaddeus Bronson. 
Children, 

172 I. Chester.^ 

173 11. Esther." 

174 III. Mary Ann.'^ 

175 IV. 01ive.« 

Cyrus"^ (147) m. Julia, daughter of Benjamin Strong. Ch., 

176 I. Henry. ^ 

177 II. Ames." 

178 III. Benjamin.^ 

179 ly. Julia.^ 

David H.' (150) m. 1. Maria Summers, in 1827, who d. Oct. 
5, 1828 ; 2. Anna Gurnsey. Children, 

180 I. Maria S.," b. 1831 ; d. April 16, 1836. 

181 II. James G.,« b. Aug. 8, 1835. 

182 III. David,^ b. Sept. 25, 1837. 

DanieP (153) m. Julia F. Strong, Jan. 27, 1835. Children, 

183 I. Walter." 

184 II. Emily A.'^ 

185 III. Ellen C.« 

186 IV. Horace D.» 

187 V. Cordelia.3 

188 VI. Edward J.» 

189 VII. Frances.^ 

190 VIII. Elizabeth." 

It is not found to which branch of the family the following belong. 

Agur Curtiss, m. Mercy Hinman, Jan. 30, 1755. He d. Feb. 8, 
1784, and his widow d. June 20, 1785. Ch., I. Wait, bap. Jan. 18, 
1756 ; m. Olive Strong, June 8, 1789. He d. Oct. 17, 1798. Ch., 
1. Fanny, b. Nov. 1, 1790 ; 2. Phebe, b. Dec. 27, 1792 ; 3. William, 
b. Sept. 13, 1794, d. July 4, 1801 ; 4. Cyrus, b. Dec. 8, 1797. 11. 
Ann, b. July 20, 1759; m. Doct. Anthony Burritt, April 7, 1782. 
III. Josiah, bap. July 25, 1762 ; m. Olive Moseley, Dec. 13, 1787. 

Samuel Curtiss and wife Currence, had Olive, bap. May 18, 1760. 

David Curtiss came from Farmington, and settled in Judea soci- 
ety about 1736. He d. in 1768, leaving children, Allin, David, 
Ann, Abigail, Eunice and Sarah. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 



539 



AUin m. Ruth . Ch., Chloe, b. July 31, 1738 ; Medad, bap. 

May 18, 1740 ; Ebenezer, b. Nov. 6, 1741, d. March, 1742 ; John, b. 
Nov. 30, 1742 ; Anna, b. March 24, 1748. 

David, Jr., m. Abigail . He d. in 1776. Ch., Huldah, b. 

Nov. 20, 1738 ; Elizur,b. Sept. 11, 1740 ; Axsa, b. Aug. 25, 1742 ; 
Abigail, b. June 10, 1744 ; David, b. March 14, 1746 ; Ashbel, b. 
Aug. 24, 1748 ; Joshua and Sarah, (twins,) b. Jan. 2, 1751 ; Joanna ; 
Caleb, b. Feb. 9, 1755, and Hull. 



DRAKE LEY FAMILY 




Ar. a chev. sa. betw. three drake's heads erased az. 

1 Thomas Drakeley,' of London, Eng., came early to Woodbury 
via Stratford. The date of his home-lot is 1685. He was b. in 
1657, and d. April 5, 1734. He m. Lydia Brooks, of New Haven, 
who d. Dec. 4, 1762. Children, 

2 L Anna,^ bap. May, 1697; ra. Jonathan Jackson, Dec. 15, 1738. 
I IT. Thomas,- bap. May, 1704. 

4 III. Robert,=^ bap. July, 1709 ; m. Mary Warner, July 4, 1751. 
He d.July 1,1784. 

5 IV. Mary,=^ bap. July, 1709 ; m. Jonathan Hurlbut, Dec. U, 
1728, and d. June 28, 1765. 

6 V. William,^ bap. June, 1714; d. July 11, 1769, unmarried. 

Thomas,2Jr., (8) m. Eunice Hicock. He d. in 1789. Children, 

7 I. Lydia,' b. Jan. 12, 1730 ; m. Rood, of Vt. 

8 IL Mercy,' b. May 20, 1733 ; d. Dec. 29, 1816 ; unmarried. 

9 IIL Comfort,' b. April 5, 1737. 

10 IV. Eunice,' b. July 17, 1739; unmarried; d. Oct. 21, 1825. 
\l V. Samuel,' b. May 18, 1745. 
12 VL Betterus,' b. Nov. 18, 1749. 

Samuel' (11) m. Olive Wheeler, Oct. 2, 1777. He d. March 
13, 1823. Children as follows : 
» I. William,* b. Aug. 9, 1779. 



540 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

14 II. Anne," b. Feb. 15, 1781 ; m. Hinman Hurd, Sept. 12, 
1802 ; moved to Ohio. Mr. Hurd d. Sept. 16, 1836. 

15 III. Martha,' b. Sept. 13, 1783 ; unmarried. 

16 IV. Olive," b. March 10, 1785; unmarried. 

^ V. Abiram," b. May 29, 1787 ; moved to Wisconsin. 

18 VI. Mary,"b. Feb. 10, 1789 ; m. Asa Mitchell, June 15, 1819. 
He was b. 1787. She d. Oct. 24, 1842. 

19 VII. Thomas," b. Oct. 6, 1791 ; unmarried ; now resides in 
Ohio. 

^ VIII. Robert," b. Sept. 15, 1793. 

21 IX. Sherman," b. March 22, 1795 ; d. March 12, 1805. 

22 X. Samuel," b. June 2, 1797 ; d. Sept. 26, 1814. 

23 XL Augusta," b. Dec. 10, 1800; m. Orlin Rood, of Vt., Sept., 
1831 ; now in Wisconsin. 

William" (13) m. Anna Hinman, May 8, 1806. She was b. 
April 23, 1780. He d. June 19, 1825. Children, 

24 I. Sherman^ b. April 11, 1807 ; d. Oct. 6, 1833. 

25 II. Maria,^ b. Jan. 7, 1809; m. Orem Newcomb, of Derby, 
Vt., Feb. 12, 1835. Children, Henry W., Herbert, Albert, Luther. 

i in. Henry W.,^ b. July 21, 1811. 

27 IV. Jane E.,^ b. June 21, 1813 ; m. Lucius Kingsbury, of 
Derby, Vt., Sept. 5, 1833. 

28 V. Herbert,^ ) b. June 26, 1816 ; drowned in New Haven, 

i- July 9, 1833. 

29 VI. Albert,^) b. June 26, 1816; d. Oct. 26, 1834. 
ft VH. George,^ b. Feb. 12, 1819. 

Abiram" (17) m. Selina Beers, April 1, 1807. 
% L Charles,^ b. Feb. 6, 1811. 

32 II. Caroline,* b. Sept. 16, 1814; m.Ephraim Slauter, April 5, 
1835. (Wis.) 

33 in. Edwin,* b. AprH 15, 1816; d. May 22, 1817. 
\t IV. William,* b. July 10, 1818. 

35 V. Samuel,* b. May 3, 1820 ; m. Rhoda Stone, Nov. 4, 1846. 
She d. Sept. 22, 1849. M. 2. Louisa Smith Hyer, March 21, 1852. 

36 VL Robert,* b. March 30, 1822; m. Lucretia C. Rickey, Jun^ 
6, 1850. 

Robert" (20) m. Louisa Van Hoezen, Jan. 28, 1841, and had 
children, 

37 I. Augusta* Maria, b. April 22, 1842. 

38 n. Robert* Irwin, b. March 21, 1846. 



HISTORY OP ANCIENT WOODBURY. 541 

Henry W.^ (26) m. Mary E. Greenfield, (Baltimore,) Aug. 
1, 1843. Children, 

39 I. George,^ b. Aug. 8, 1844. 

40 11. Thomas,^ b. June 10, 1846. 

41 III. Henry,« b. Feb. 29, 1848. 

42 IV. William,^ b. April 16, 1850. 

43 V. Herbert ) d. Feb. 13, 1853. 

U. Marcli 21, 1852. 

44 VI. Albert,^ ) d. Jan. 20, 1853. 

George^ (30) m. Laura M. HoUister, Nov. 11, 1844. She 
was b. Jan. 2, 1822. Their children are, 

45 I. Harriet Maria,^ b. June 18, 1846. 

46 n. Lucius,^ b. May 23, 1849. 

Charles^ (31) m. Feb. 22, 1837, Betsey Ann Fuller. Ch., 

47 I. Henry Charles," b. Oct. 13, 1838. 

48 II. Paulina EUzabeth,"b. Feb. 20, 1841. 

William^ (34) m. Julia Eliza Barnes, Dec. 6, 1840. Shed. 
Sept. 22, 1849. 

49 I. Abiram Thomas," b. June 8, 1844. 

50 II. George," b. July 22, 1846; d. March 23, 1847. 



EASTMAN FAMILY, 



I am indebted for the account of this famUy, to one of the descend- 
ants of Azariah Eastman. 

The genealogy of the Eastman line of ancestry, has been so imper- 
fectly kept, that it can hardly be traced farther back than the year 
1746, although it is certain, that Azariah Eastman and his wife Ruth 
(Jenkins,) lived at New Fail-field, Conn., previous to the above date, 
as reliable records show they had the following children, viz., Aza- 
riah, Esther, Hannah, Benjamin, Ruth, Eli, Vespasian, Mary, Deliv- 
erance, Frederick, Alvin and Prudence. All these settled in the 
state of New York, except Prudence and Doct. Azariah. Prudence 
m. Matoon, and settled in Massachusetts. 

Doct. Azariah was b. Aug. 5, 1746, at New Fairfield, Conn., (now 
Sherman,) and settled in Roxbury society; m., in 1770, Sarah, dau. 
of David Booth, of said society, and grand-dau. of Deac. Joseph 
Booth, of Stratford. He d. May 27, 1818, and was interred on the 
old burial-ground, (so called,) near where the first meeting-house 



542 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

stood. His wife, after his decease, m. Lemuel Leavenworth, of 
Whitestown, N. Y., and d. there April 2, 1828, in the 77th year of 
her age. They had four children, one son and three daughters. 

Doct. Josiah R., the eldest ch. of Doct. Azariah, was b. Feb. 14, 
1771 ; m. Amarilla Hurd, dau. of Dea. David Hurd, Jr., and had 
three sons and two daus. The eldest son, Richard H., was b. at Rox- 
bury, Nov. 27, 1800, studied medicine with his father, attended lec- 
tures, was licensed in 1821, at New Haven, and the same year com- 
menced practice in the town of Summit, Scoharie co., N. Y., Avhere 
he was favored with an extensive practice for a immber of years ; 
but at the solicitation of friends in Pennsylvania, he removed to 
Mount Pleasant, in that state, where, after a short period, he d. Oct. 
12, 1831, leaving one child, Caroline S., now the wife of the Rev. 
Charles Fabrique. 

John Randolph, the second son, was b. April 14, 1805 ; also stud- 
ied with his father, and with Doct. Sherald, of Poughkeepsie ; at- 
tended lectures, was licensed in the city of New York, and after prac- 
ticing his profession about twenty years in Pawling, N. Y., he died 
Dec. 8, 1851, and was interred in the Pearce family burying-ground 
in Pawling. 

Harmon B., third son of Doct. Josiah, was b. July 17, 1807 ; m. 
Emily Painter, and has children. 

Amarilla, eldest dau. of Doct. Josiah R., is unm. Mary Ann, sec- 
ond dau., m. Grandison Beardsley, of Roxbury. 



EDMONDS FAMILY. 

Robert Edmonds, whose father was a native of Scotland, was born 
iu Dublin, Ireland, married Mary Marks, in Cork, emigrated to this 
country in 1754, landed at Philadelphia the 23d of Dec, and re- 
mained at or near the last named place, about two years. From 
thence he went to New York, soon after which he removed to South- 
bury society, and settled in the district of South Purchase, where he 
resided several years. He then removed to Ridgefield, Conn., and 
died at the advanced age of 93. His children were, 

1. John ; 2. William, b. Sept. 28, 1755 ; 3. George ; 4. Martha, 
who m. Samuel Pierce ; 5. Margaret, m. Elias Lee and went to 

Ballston, N. Y. ; G. Esther, m. Jackson ; 7. Mary, bap. Aug. 

21, 1761, d. Feb. 5, 1778 ; 8. Ann, bap. April 27, 1764, m. 



HISTOKY OF ANCIENT "WOODBURY. 548 

Jackson, of Danbury ; 9. Eobert Stiles, bap. Jan. 24, 1770 ; 10. Cy- 
rus, bap. Jan. 3, 1773 ; 11 . Daniel. 

John, first son of Robert, m. Comfort Pierce, and had, 1. Eunice, 
b. Sept. 27, 1776, d. March 10, 1781 ; 2. David P., b. July 13, 1781, 
m. Clara Pierce, and had two children, Charles and Plari'iet; Charles 
m. and liad Helen, Margaret and Augusta ; 3. John, b. June 4, 1783, 
m. Lucy Park, of Salisbury ; ch. Mary and William ; Mary m. Dun- 
ning Babbitt, Esq. ; William ra. Sai-ah Hall, and had John, Mary 
and Webster; 4. Molly, b. March 15, 1787, d. Nov. 1, 1791. 

Judge William, second son of Robert, m. 1st, Elizabeth J. Chand- 
ler, dau. of Col. John and Mary Chandler, Nov. 30, 1784. Shed. 
Feb. 17, 1795. He m. 2d, Elizabeth, dau. of Benjamin Payne, of 
Hartford, Feb. 14,1796 ; ch. 1. Mary Elizabeth, b. in 1785, m. Col. 
Elias Starr, of Danbury, now of New York. She d. May, 1825, 
leaving six children ; 2. Elizabeth P., b. March 17, 1798, m. Hon. 
Holbrook Curtis, of Watertown, Conn., Oct. 7, 1822 ; 3. Sarah, b. 
June 24, 1800, m. Doct. Cyrenius H. Booth, Oct., 1820 ; 4. William 
P., b. July 4, 1802, d. Aug. 10, 1829 ; 5. Ann, b. April 5, 1804 ; 6. 
Robert, b. Sept. 12, 1805, m. Mary Delaplaine, Nov., 1833. 

George, third son of Robert, m^ and had three sons and two daugh- 
ters. 

Robert Stiles, fourth son of Robert, ni. Polly Lee, and had five sons 
and three daughters, who reside at Ridgefield and vicinity. 

Cyrus, fifth son of Robert, m. Esther Lee, of Ridgefield ; ch. 
William, David, Daniel, Esther, Eliza and Polly, who with their 
families now reside in Ridgefield. 

David, the youngest son of Robert, went to Vergennes, Vt. He 
had six children. Tliis David is said to be the ancestor of Judge J. 
W. Edmonds, of New York. This is found to be a mistake. 

It is said that Robert had a half-brother James, who came to this 
country with him, or soon after, and that he also settled near Robert, 
in Southbury, but we find no record evidence to substantiate the fact. 
James Edmonds, Jr., settled as above stated. He m. Ruth Kasson, 
Nov. 1, 1768, and d. April 27, 1787. His children were, 1. James, h. 
Sept. 17, 1769, now resides at Windham, N. Y. and has cli. 2. Wil- 
liam, b. July 22, 1774, d. unm. ; 3. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 20, 1772, d. 
unm. ; 4. John Park, b. July 15, 1778. 

James, Jr., had two sisters, who came with him, Mary and Betsey; 
Mary m. John Pierce ; Betsey m. Samuel Tweedy. 



544 HISTORY OF ANCIENT -WOODBURY. 

FARRAND FAMILY. 

Jonathan Farrand m. Abigail Wooster, of Milford, and settled in 
Judea society, (Washington.) He had a son John, and daughters 
Abigail and Esther ; John m. Catherine Baldwin, of Milford ; Abi- 
gail m. Nov. 23, 1779, D. N. Brinsmade, of Washington ; Esther m. 
Simeon Mitchell, Nov. 16, 1780 ; Abigail, the wife of Jonathan, d. 
young, and he m. Rebecca Powell, of Washington. His ch. were 
Nathaniel, b. 1773, and m. Hetty Frisbie, May 18, 1800 ; Mary 
Ann, b. in 1775, m. Matthew Elliott, of Kent, in 1804 ; William P., 
b. 1778, and went to Philadelphia; Daniel; Charles, m. Polly Bald- 
win, of Washington, in 1819 ; Rebecca m. Doolittle, July 10, 

1806. Mr. Farrand d. Sept., 1812, and his w. Rebecca in 1810. 



GALPIN FAMILY. 



Benjamin Galpin and wife Rebecca, came from Stratford to 
Woodbury, about 1680. Mr. Galpin d. in 1731, and his widow d. in 
1743. Their children were Elizabeth, bap. March, 1683 ; Martha, 
bap. April, 1685, and m. Doct. Ebenezer Warner, in 1704; Benja- 
min, bap. May, 1687, d. Feb. 3, 1705 ; Rebecca, bap. Nov., 1689 ; 
Joseph, bap. April, 1693; Sarah, bap. Feb., 1696-7, m. David 
Mitchell, in 1718; Rachel, bap. Sept., 1699; Samuel, b. April 6, 
1703 ; Thankful, b. Oct. 18, 1706, m. Timothy Terrill. 

Joseph, son of Benjamin, m. Joanna , and had Joanna, b. Nov. 

20, 1740, m. Ebenezer Thomas, 1760 ; Rachel, bap. March 6, 1743 ; 
Joseph, bap. July 21, 1745. 

Samuel, son of Benjamin, m. Ruth . He d. 1789 ; his w. d. 

Nov. 13, 1745. His children were, 

1. Benjamin, bap. Aug. 24, 1729, m. Esther Bronson, Sept. 5, 
1757, and had Israel, b. Feb. 11, 1757 ; Elizabeth, b. Aug. 3, 1758 ; 
Benjamin, b. Nov. 7, 1759, d. Jan. 18, 1761; Esther, b. May 20, 
1761. 

2. Samuel, b. July 8, 1732, d. young. 

3. Stephen, b. Oct., 1734, m. 1st, Esther Culver, Nov. 8, 1753, m. 

2d, Lydia , and had ch. Jerusha, b. Aug. 8, 1756 ; Stephen Cur- 

tiss, b. Nov. 2, 1763 ; Lydia, b. Feb. 19, 1767 ; Sarah, b. July 24, 
1768 ; Neri, b. Aug. 8, 1771. 

4. Samuel, b. Jan. 8, 1738, m. Abia Wheeler, and had Samuel 




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HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 545 

Asa, b. Nov. 2, 1757, d. young ; Ann, bap. Oct. 28, 1759 ; Samuel, 
b. May 3, 1761 ; Selleck, b. May 13, 1762, d. young; Abraham, b. 
Nov. 1, 1764; Curtiss, b. Nov. 1, 1767 ; Selleck, b. May 13, 1772; 
Nathan, b. June 29, 1773; Samuel Asa, bap. Nov. 30, 1777. 

5. Moses, b. 1740, m. 1st, ; m. 2d, Hannah Gregory, Jan. 

8, 1767 ; ch. Sarah, bap. Feb. 6, 1763 ; John, b. Oct. 6, 1765 ; Sarah, 
b. July 23, 1770 ; Hannah, b. Dec. 1, 1773. 

6. Ruth, bap. Nov. 17, 1743. 

Stephen Curtiss, son of Stephen, m. 1st, Judson*^ m. 2d. — 

Treadwell ; m. 3d. Polly Sharp, went south and m. twice afterward ; 
ch. by 2d w. 1. Neri, now living in Ohio ; 2. Sabra ; 3. Warren ; 4. 
Judson ; ch. iSy 3d wife, 1. Stephen F. ; 2. Maria ; 3. Curtiss ; 4. 
Leman, who went west. 

Stephen F., son of Stephen Curtiss, m. Mary A. Roberts, April 
10, 1819 ; ch. 1. Frederick S., b. March 15, 1820, d. Feb. 22, 1851; 
2. Harriet M., b. Sept. 17, 1821 ; 3. Charles F., b. Dec. 12, 1823; 
4. Almon D., b. Feb. 13, 1826 ; 5. William R., b. March 11, 1828 ; 
6. Edgar, b. May 20, 1830 ; 7. Leman G., b. Feb. 16, 1833 ; 8. Han- 
ford, b. Sept. 16, 1834 ; 9. John, b. March 23, 1837 ; 10. Sarah E., b. 
Dec. 10, 1839, d. Dec. 17, 1840; 11. Julia A., b. Dec. 29, 1841, d. 
July 20, 1849 ; 12. Mary E., b. July 20, 1844. 



GRAHAM FAMILY. 



ARMS. 



Quarterly, first and fourth, or, on a chief sa., three escalops of the 
field, for Graham ; second and third ar., three roses gu., barbed and 
seeded ppr., for the title of Montrose. Crest — An eagle, wings 
hovering, or, perched upon a heron lying upon its- back, ppr., beaked 
and membered gu. Motto — Ne Oubliez. 

An engraving of this coat appears on the opposite page. 

The Grahams boast great antiquity, and trace their descent from 
Sir David Graeme, who held a grant of land from King William, the 
Lion, who reigned from 1163 to 1214. His descendant, Patrick 
Graham, was made a Lord of Parliament about 1445, whose grand- 
son, William, Lord Graham, was by James IV. created Earl of Mon- 
trose in 1504. He died 1513. His son William, second earl, died 
36 



546 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

1571, and was suceeeded by his grandson John, third earl, who died 
1608, leaving John, fourth earl, who died 1626, leaving James, fifth 
earl, who made a very great figure in his day, as appears in all the 
histories of those times. He was born 1612, and originally joined 
with the Covenanters against Charles L, but soon came over to the 
king, who, in 1644, created him Marquis of Montrose. The remain- 
der of his illustrious career, may be read in the account of those 
times, as also that of his heroic death, which happened "by the ax of 
the executicper. May 21, 1645. His son James, second Marquis of 
Montrose, led a quiet life, and died in 1669, being succeeded by his 
son, third marquis, who died in the prime of life, April 25, 1684, 
leaving James, fourth marquis, who, in 1705, was maSe Lord High 
Admiral of Scotland, and in 1707, was created Duke of Montrose. 
On the accession of the Hanover family, he held many high offices, 
and died January 7, 1742. His eldest son, David, Marquis of Gra- 
ham, who died during his life, was, on May 23d, 1722, created an 
English peer, by the titles of Earl Graham and Baron Graham, with 
remainder to his brother, Lord "William, who, on his brother's death, 
unmarried, in 1731, became second Earl of Graham, and on his fa- 
ther's death, in 1742, became also second Duke of Montrose, in Scot- 
land, who died September 23, 1790. He was succeeded by his son 
James, as third Earl of Graham of England, and third Duke of Mon- 
trose, in Scotland, who died in 1842, and his only son James, the pres- 
ent peer, succeeded to these titles, being the fourth Duke of Mon- 
trose. In November, 1790, the late duke was appointed master of 
the horse, which he held till 1795. He was afterward a commission- 
er of India affairs, knight of the thistle, lord justice general of Scot- 
land, chancellor of Scotland, Sec. 

The Rev. John Graham,' A. M., the second son of one of the Mar- 
quises of Montrose, was born in Edinburgh, in the year Queen Mary 
died, 1694. He received his education, and was a graduate at the 
University of Glasgow, in Scotland ; studied theology at Edinburgh, 
and there received orders for the ministry. In the year 1718, he em- 
igrated to Boston in New England. He married Abigail, daugh- 
ter of the celebrated Doctor Chauncy. He settled in the ministry at 
Exeter, N. H., where he remained till Dec, 1722, when he removed 
and settled over the church in Stafford, Conn. After remaining at 
this place ten years, he again removed, and became the first minister 
in Southbury society, Woodbury, in 1732. In this field of labor, he 
remained till his death, Dec, 1774, in the 81st year of his age. Dur- 
ing the last eight or nine yeai's, however, through bodily infirmity, he 



HISTORY OP ANCIENT WOOBBURT. 547 

was unable to minister to his people. He was a learned theologian, 
and a consistent, devoted and indefatigable pastor, universally re- 
vered for his piety, and exercised an extensive influence in all church 
affairs throughout the state. His original manuscript sermons, which 
contain a powerful elucidation of the whole Christian system, display- 
ing great biblical and classical learning, were bequeathed to his grand- 
son, whom he christened himself with his own name, John A. Gra- 
ham, LL. D., of New York, who left them to his son, John Lorimer 
Graham, Esq., of New York, who now possesses them. This learned 
divine made, during his ministry, two visits to London and Scotland ; 
upon each occasion on a mission from Yale College, to procure aid 
in books, &c., for that institution, in the success of which he always 
felt a deep interest. In both these missions he was successful. 
Children, 

2 I. John,^ admitted to the church, Jan., 1738-9. 

3 II. Robert.- 

4 III. Chauncey,^ admitted to the church, April, 1741. 

f, IV. Andrew,- admitted to the church, 1741, d. June, 1785, 
aged 57. 

G V. Elizabeth,^ m. Daniel Bull in 1744. 

7 VI. Love,^ bap. Oct. 5, 1732 ; m. John Brinkerhoff, May 19, 
1755. 

8 VII. Sarah,2 b. March 18,*I735 ; m. Gideon Hurd, May 20, 
1752. 

9 VIII. Abigail,- b. March 13, 1737 ; d. young. 

10 IX. Richard Crouch,^ b. March 11, 1739; m. and had child, 
William D., bap. March 21, 1762. 

11 X. Abigail,- b. Aug. 23, 1741 ; m. John Hinman, 1772. 
John, above, graduated at Yale College, 1740; Chauncey in 1747, 

and Richard Crouch in 1760. All three settled in the ministry. 

Andrew and Robert were educated as physicians, and practiced 
with success and ability. All the sons walked in the steps of their 
noble and pious Scotch father, were men eminent in their day, and 
proved themselves worthy of the rock from which they were hewn. 
Andrew married and settled in Southbury, in Woodbury, where he 
resided until his death in 1785. He was a worthy son of a worthy 
sire, and during a long life enjoyed the respect and esteem of the 
whole population of " Ancient Woodbury:' His practice as a physi- 
cian, was extended to neighboring counties. His popularity arose 
equally from his active benevolence and admitted skill. Wherever 
he went, he was hailed as the " good Samaritan." 



548 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

At an early day in our Revolutionary struggle, Dr. Graham es- 
poused the cause of independence. By his generous hospitality and 
means, he encouraged and aided the friends of the Revolution. His 
devotion to the cause impoverished his family, for he would never al- 
low Continental money to be discredited in his presence ; and after 
his death, a large chest, filled with this worthless paper, issued by 
authority of an American Congress, was found in his possession. He 
was one of the "' Committee of Safety," in the perilous period of 1775, 
and onward, when such committees held legislative, judicial and ex- 
ecutive powers. These were times which not only tried men's souls, 
but their understandings and generosity also ; for every one had to 
bring into a common stock, all the wealth, intellect and corporeal 
strength he had, and fear no sacrifice in the discharge of his duty. 
He performed, temporarily, the duty of a surgeon in the American 
army, and being taken prisoner by the British, was sent to the city 
of New York, and confined several months in the old Dutch church 
in Nassau Street, where he contracted disease from tainted provis- 
ions, (said to have been poisoned,) of which he died a few years after 
his release. It is worthy of note, that his grandson, sixty years after 
his imprisonment, as postmaster of the city of New York, converted 
that charnel house, afterward the Middle Dutch Church, into a spa- 
cious post-ofl5ce. He was the devoted adherent of Gen. Washington, 
and the only time that illustrious man passed through Southbury, he 
spent the night under the roof of his friend. His children imbibed 
the political feelings of their sire, and imitated his self-sacrificing ex- 
ample in the cause of liberty. He died in 1785, leaving nine chil- 
dren. He m. Martha Curtiss, June 5, 1753. Children, 

12 I. Curtis,=* b. May 23, 1754 ; d. unmarried. 

13 n. Martha,^ b. Sept. 10, 1756 ; m. Matthew Mitchell, Sept. 
10, 1782. 

14 in. Andrew,^ b. Aug. 14, 1758; d. without issue. 
J^ IV. Isaac Gilbert,^* b. Sept. 10, 1760. 

16 V. Mary Ann,=* bap. June 27, 1762 ; m. David Hinman, 1784. 
■i? VI. John A.,^ bap. June 10, 1764. 
l^ VII. Nathan B.,-' bap. Dec. 20, 1767. 

i^ VIII. William Hackaliah Preston,^' b. Sept. 30, 1770; m. Ma- 
ria Curtiss, July 23, 1804. 

20 IX. Molly Matilda,'' b. Oct. 1, 1775 ; m. John Moseley, Esq., 
Oct. 31, 1798. 

All these children are deceased. 

Isaac Gilbert^ (15) married and settled in Westchester county, 



HISTORY OP ANCIENT WOODBURY. 549 

N. Y., where he resided on the same spot over half a century. He 
was an assistant surgeon in the army of the United States during the 
Revolutionary War, and served under Gen. Washington at West 
Point, whose warm regard he possessed for his medical knowledge, 
and patriotic devotion to the great cause which engaged their united 
enefgies. He was present at several important engagements with 
the enemy. When he retired from the army, he received from his 
superior officers the highest proofs of their respect and esteem, for his 
alacrity and fidelity in the performance of his military duties. Upon 
the close of the war, he commenced the practice of medicine, which 
he successfully prosecuted over half a century. He died on the 13th 
Sept., 1849, aged 88 years. His whole life was a display of useful- 
ness and benevolence. He was always ready and prompt to visit, 
without reward, the dwellings of the poor and afflicted, however re- 
mote or desolate, as a humane and ministering brother. Those who 
knew him long and intimately, estimated his sterling qualities. With 
steadiness of purpose, and regularity of life, he combined an incor- 
ruptible integrity, which secured for him through life, unlimited con- 
fidence, and an unblemished fame. He died as he had lived, a sin- 
cere and humble believer in the Christian faith. He left seven 
children : 

21 I. Andrew,'' now deceased, leaving four children. 

22 II. Frederick,* a physician ; settled in Ohio. 

23 III. Henry,* now deceased, leaving three children, one of them 
Curtis B. Graham, residing at Washington City, D. C. 

24 IV. Gilbert,* has two children, and resides upon the homestead 
at Unionville, Westchester co., New York. 

25 V. Betsey,* married Benjamin Scofield, residing in Westchester 
CO., N. Y.; has no issue. 

26 VI. Patty,* married S. Newman ; has no issue. 

27 VII. Harriet,* married A. Wordon, residing in Michigan. 
Has ten children ; one of her sons, John Lorimer Wordon is a lieu*- 
tenant in the United States navy, and a very meritorious officer. 
He is married and has two children. 

John A. Graham^ (17) was born June 10, 1764, at Southbury, in 
Woodbury. He was educated under the tuition of the Rev. Jehu 
Minor, until 1781, when he entered upon his judicial studies with 
Edward Hinman, Esq., of Southbury, a lawyer of eminence, and 
continued with him until the death of his father, in 1785. Being at 
that date only twenty-one years of age, and left dependent on his 
own exertions, with that ardor and promptitude which characterized 



550 HISTOKT OP ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

his after life, he decided to emigrate to a new state. The calamities 
of war, long continued, and the depreciation of continental currency, 
had put nearly all the people upon a level. The agrarian law had 
virtually passed, and all men had to commence anew in this country. 
Enterprise was the order of the day, and the young lawyer started 
for Vermont, to commence practice, with scanty means, but with a 
stout heart, and a determination to succeed in spite of all obstacles. 
Soon after he reached Rutland, Vermont, then a wilderness, and de- 
ciding to locate there, he sent for his two younger brothers, Nathan 
B. and William H. P., thus reclaiming his promise to his father, to 
educate and protect them in their youth. He practiced in the com- 
mon pleas court, where most of the litigated business was done, until 
1790, when he was called to the bar of the supreme court of the 
state. In June, 1792, John Jay, chief justice of the United States, 
held a circuit court for the district of Vermont at Bennington. This 
was the first time the Vermonters had seen a United States Court, 
for they had come reluctantly into the Union. Judge Jay organized 
his court in due and solemn form, to lay its foundation deep in the 
respect and reverence of the people. He admitted to practice in his 
court as attorneys and counselors, such as had practiced with reputa- 
tion in the highest courts of the state. In 1794, he was appointed 
by Governor Chittenden his aid-de-camp with the rank of lieutenant 
colonel. In 1794, the Episcopal church in Vermont, appointed Col. 
Graham their special agent to the ecclesiastical courts of Canterbury 
and York at London, and to the Society for propagating the Gospel 
in Foreign Parts, the prominent object of the mission being to obtain 
the recognition and confirmation of the Rev. Samuel Peters, Bishop 
elect for the state of Vermont. The difficulties which attended his 
course of duty, and the ability and spirit with which they were met, 
although not surmounted, are exemplified in the correspondence be- 
tween Col. Graham and the Ai'chbishop of Canterbury, and in the 
reports from the records of the mission, which were extensively pub- 
lished and noticed at the time. They displayed both tact and talent, 
and greatly aided to establish the reputation of the young diploma- 
tist, as an adroit and reliable negotiator. Col. Graham returned to 
Vermont in 1795, and shortly afterward revisited England. While 
in England, he received, unsolicited, the honorary degree of 
doctor of laws from the ancient and Royal College of Aberdeen, 
Scotland. The state of Vermont was scarcely known to the British 
nation, and Dr. Graham devoted some of his leisure hours to writing 
a history of the new state, as it was called by the other states of the 



niSTOET OF ANCIENT WOODBUKT. 551 

Union. The elements of the history of Vermont were scanty in 
1797, when " A Descriptive Sketch" of it was given by Dr. Gra- 
ham. The face of the country, its forests, its minerals, mountains 
and lakes, with its patches of cultivation, and its incipient forms of 
civil society, with a few pleasant anecdotes, were all he had from 
which to form his book. He adorned, it however, with brief and 
graphic sketches of biography, which will increase in interest with 
every passing year. This work was dedicated to the Duke of Mont- 
rose, the head of the Graham family, which was received very kind- 
ly by his grace. After residing in London a few years, he returned 
to the United States in the year 1800, and commenced his residence 
in the city of New York, where he remained until his death. He 
resumed the practice of his profession, and devoted a large share of 
his time and talents to the defense of those accused of crime. His 
warmth of heart, quick perception, and ready talents, peculiarly fitted 
him for this department of jux-isprudence. Always seizing upon the 
strong points of the defense, and urging every favorable view with 
pathos and eloquence, he was one of the most popular advocates of 
the New York courts, and few were equally successful in their de- 
fenses. The argument which obtained for him the most celebrity, 
was delivered in a case involving the right of a magistrate to exam- 
ine in private, without the aid of counsel, a person brought before 
him charged with ci'ime, and then making use of that examination 
as evidence against him on his trial. Upon the appearance of the 
argument, it produced a great sensation, and for the first time direct- 
ed public attention to alarming abuses, then in practice, and the doc- 
trines he advanced in favor of human life and liberty, were responded 
to by the ablest jurists in every part of the country. John Adams, 
Thomas Jefferson, John Jay, Chief Justice Marshall, Andrew Jackson, 
Chief Justice Spencer, Cadwalader D. Colden, De Witt Clinton, 
Thomas Addis Emmett, Pierre C. Van Vyck, Chancellor Kent and 
many others in and out of the profession, wrote to Dr. Graham on 
perusing the argument, in the most approving terms, commending its 
doctrine, ability and eloquence. This efifort was followed by a legis- 
lative enactment, securing for the first time to every one accused the 
right of consulting counsel before examination by the committing 
magistrate ; and to Dr. Graham is to be awarded the high credit of 
having unalterably secured this inestimable privilege. In 1828, Di-. 
Graham wrote and published an elaborate essay on the subject of 
the letters of Junius, claiming for his friend, John Home Tooke the 
authorship of those celebrated productions. It is an interesting and 



552 HISTORT OF ANCIENT WOODBrET. 

ingenious book. How far he has succeeded in his hypothesis, he has 
left the reader to decide. The work is dedicated to Chief Justice 
Ambrose Spencer, between whom and the author there had existed a 
long and close friendship. ^ 

Dr. Graham died August 8, 1841, aged seventy-seven years. He 
had suffered for two years from the effects of a paralytic shock, but 
retained his faculties. He died full of the hope of a blessed immor- 
tality. He was a ffrm believer in the Christian religion, to which 
he had given deep investigation. All his hopes centered in the re- 
deeming power of the Son of God. He passed from life without a 
murmur or regret. His first wife was the daughter of Dr. Hodges 
of Clarendon, Vermont, by whom he had one son, 28 I. John Hodges 
Graham.^ His second wife, Margaret, whom he married in England, 
was the daughter of James Lorimer of London, by whom he had 
one son, 29 H. John Lorimer Graham.^ 

John H. Graham* (28) was bom in Vermont, March 6, 1794. 
His life has been au eventful one. He was destined by his father 
for the bar, but after pursuing judicial studies for two years, he im- 
bibed a partiality for nautical pursuits, and sailed on a voyage to 
China. Upon his return he obtained a midshipman's warrant in the 
United States navy, and soon after sailed on a cruise with Commo- 
dore Rodgers, in the frigate Constitution. 

In a few months, he resigned and resumed his legal studies, but 
soon after the declaration of war with Great Britain, in 1812, he 
ao^ain returned to the navy, and within a few weeks after joining ■ 
Commodore Chauncey on Lake Ontario, he was engaged in the first 
conflict of the war, on the Canada side, under the command of Capt. 
Art^us. It was a gallant affair ; nine out of eleven naval officers 
were killed, or severely wounded. He lost his leg in the action, and 
his life was almost miraculously preserved by a noble tar, who car- 
ried the young and wounded midshipman on his back to the last boat, 
which had just put off for the American side. He was then only 
nineteen years of age. Having sufficiently recovered to substitute 
an artificial for a real limb, he applied for orders, reported to Com- 
modore Perry on Lake Erie, and had command of the magazine on 
board of his flag-ship, in the memorable conflict on that lake, 
which won for all who partook in it, an imperishable fame. 

In this action, Midshipman Graham, had his organs of hearing 
severely impaired, from the heavy cannonading, from which he has 
never been reUeved. After this battle, he made a voyage to the 
Mediterranean Sea, since which he has been engaged on shore duty, 



HISTORY OF AXCIENT AVOODBrRT. 553 

attached to the navy yard, Brooklyn, X. Y. He has now reached 
the grade of post-captain. He resides at Brooklyn city, is a promi- 
nent member of the Episcopal church, highly respected for his ex- 
emplary character and diffusive benevolence. He has married three 
times ; his first wife was the daughter of AVilliam Inman of Utica, 
N. Y., and sister of Capt. Inman, U. S. X. His second wife was 
the daughter of Isaac Clason of Xew York, and his present wife is 
the daughter of the Rev. Philip Millidores, D. D., of Xew Bruns- 
wick College. He has no issue. 

Col. John Lorimer Graham^ (29) was born in the city of London, 
England, March 20, 1797. He was educated in Xew York, where 
he has resided since ISOO. He prosecuted part of his judicial 
studies with the venerable Judge Tapping Reeve, at Litchlield, Con- 
necticut, and terminated them in Xew York, in the otRce of John 
Anthon, Esq. He was admitted to the bar in 1821. Few lawyers 
in the state have had a more extensive business. In 1817, he was 
called into military service by Governor Tompkins. In 1819, he 
was selected by the then Governor De Witt Clinton, as one of his 
aids-de-camp with the rank of colonel. He continued in the staff of 
Gov. Clinton for several years. Although subsequently tendered 
the commission of a brigadier-general, he declined it and other mili- 
tary distinctions, preferring to terminate his military career with the 
life of the illustrious Clinton. 

Xotwithstanding his incessant professional employments, Col. Gra- 
ham has been an active and liberal patron of scientific, literary, 
charitable and religious institutions. At an early day, he became a 
member of the Historical, the Xew England, the St. George's and 
the St. Andrew's Societies; a life director of the American Bible 
Society, and an eflScient member of the council of the University of 
the city of Xew York, in which he founded a free scholarship. 

In 1834, he was appointed by the legislature of the state of Xew 
York, and now continues, a regent of the State University ; the duties 
of which station, frequently require attendance at the capitol at 
Albanv. and visitations to the colleges and academies throughout the 
state. In the year 1810. the President of the U. S., (confirmed by 
an unanimous vote of the Senate.) conferred upon Col. Graham the 
ofiice of postmaster of Xew York. His administration of the oifice 
was marked v, ith intelligence, industry and system. He reformed 
everv department of that extensive and complicated establishment, 
and created order out of chaos. His efforts accomplished many use- 
ful reforms, and he signalized his administration by succeeding in 
37 



554 HISTORY OF ANCTKNT WOODBURY. 

effecting, after a long struggle, the removal of the post-office to a 
location which enables the mercantile class to have their letters de- 
livered at the earliest moment after the arrival of the mails. The 
value of this arrangement to a large commercial community like 
New York can not be too highly estimated. 

The fitting up of the new post-office, (formerly the Middle Dutch 
Church,) was performed with an order, an adaptation, which received 
not only universal approbation in New York, and throughout the 
country, but obtained very liberal praise from the European press. 
Upon his retirement from office in 1843, he resumed his practice at 
the bar in New York, where he still resides. He married the young- \ 
est daughter of the late Isaac Clason, Esq., one of New York's oldest j 
merchants, by whom he has had nine children, eight of whom are 
now living, viz. 

30 I. John Lorimer.* 

81 II. De Witt Clinton.' 

32 III. Ambrose Spencer.^ 

33 IV. Augustus Clason.'' 

34 V. James Varnum.-' 

35 VI. Malcolm.^ 

36 VII. Emily Matilda.^ 

37 VIII. Margaret.^ 

The eldest son, J, Lorimer,'^ (30) after admission to the bar, and 
practicing two years in New York, received in 1845, a commission in 
the U. S. army, and immediately joined the first regiment of dragoons, 
then under the command of General Scott, in Mexico. He joined the 
army at Jalapa, and remained with his company, commanded by Capt. 
(now Major) Philip Kearney, until the termination of the campaign. 
He won great distinction for his good conduct at Chalco, where with 
sixteen men he gallantly resisted an attack of 150 guerrillas in am- 
bush, rescuing one of Gen. Scott's aids, who was severely wounded. 
For this daring deed the President and Senate of the United States 
awarded him an honorable brevet. He was also distinguished at tlie 
battle of Churubusco, being engaged in the memoiablc pursuit of the 
enemy, under the command of the gallant Capt. Kearney, to the 
gates of the city of Mexico, Avhere he v/as severely wounded in his 
left arm. For his conduct at that battle, he was also awarded another 
honorable brevet. He was subsequently appointed tlie aid of the 
late Gen. Kearney, and has been engaged on duty on the plains of 
New Mexico. 

Nathan B. Graham^ (18) studied law with his brother, John A., 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 555 

at Rutland, Vermont. For many years he filled with reputation the 
offices of district attorney and first judge of the county. He married 
in England, Jean, the daughter of James Lorimer, Esq.. of London, 
March 27, 1797. He removed to New York in the year 1810, and 
pursued his profession. He died there in 1832. He was a sound 
lawyer, most estimable in all the relations of life, an exemplary Chris- 
tian and truly an honest man. He died greatly lamented and be- 
loved. He left eight children, viz. 

38 I. Louisa,* married John F. Gould, now deceased, had issue 
one daughter, Elizabeth Boyd, who married Alexander Kelsey, of 
Rochestei", New York ; since married James McCall, of New York, 
and had issue : Louisa, who married James 0. Sheldon, and died 
without issue. 

39 II. Mary Ann,^ married Joseph B. Varnum, of New York. 
Has issue three daughters. 

1. Mary Jane, married Henry A. Mott, Esq., of New York, and 
has issue, three children. 

2. Margaret Ann, and 3. Julia. 

40 III. James Lorimer Graham,* a member of the bar in New 
York, married Julia, the only daughter of Charles Graham, Esq., de- 
ceased. Has no issue. Had an extensive practice for many years, 
and is now the president of the Metropolitan Fire Insurance Com- 
pany. In 1833, he was appointed by his excellency E. T. Throop, 
then governor of the state of New York, one of his aids, with the 
rank of colonel, and he subsequently received the commission of a 
brigadier-general in the militia of the state. 

41 IV. Nathan B. Graham,* resides in New York, married March 
2, 1829, Marie Antoinette INIcCoskay, of Scotland, who died June 8, 
1850. Had issue : 

1. Robert M. C.,^ born Sept. 28, 1830. 

2. James Lorimer,* born Jan. 21, 1834. 

3. Douglass,^ born March 31, 1838. 

4. Marie Antoinette,* born August 9, 1843. 

5. Jean Louisa,^ born Feb. 19, 1845. 

He married April, 1852, Catharine, daughter of John W.Yates, of 
Albany, and widow of Francis Dwight,of the same city. He entered 
the state militia at an early age, and reached the rank of brigadier- 
general. 

42 V. John A.,* married Helen, only daughter of Heniy Beek- 
man, of New York ; now resides in Maryland ; has issue, three 
children, viz., 1. Henry Beekman ; 2. Helen; 3. Wallace. 



556 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

43 VI. Henry Montrose,'* married Rebecca Porter, now deceased. 
He has since married Margaret Brower, by \vhom he has one son, 
James L. 

44. VII. Edward Chauncey,* is a merchant, residing in New 
York ; married Elizabeth Bacon, of New Haven ; has issue, one 
daughter, Louisa. 

45 VIII. Susan Matilda," married Joseph B. Varnum, Jun., Esq., 
of "Washington City, D. C, now a member of the bar in New York ; 
has issue, one son, James M. 

William Hackaliah Preston,^ (19) married Maria Curtiss, of New 
Haven ; lived many years in Rutland, Vermont, where he oflficiated 
as sheriff of the county; removed to New York, in 1832, where he 
died in 1847, leaving two children: 1. Maria, since deceased. 2. 
William. 



HINMAN FAMILY. 

For the sketch of this family, I am indebted to Hon. R. R. Hin- 
man, of Harlem, N. Y. 

From recorded evidence and tradition, the following facts are col- 
lected. Sergeant Edward Hinman appears to have been the only one 
of the name who came from England to this country, either in the 
early settlement, or since. Edward located at Stamford, before 1 G50, 
(probably as early as 1G45.) Being an unmarried man when he 
came to Stamford, he married Hannah, the daughter of Francis 
Stiles, of Windsor, who subsequently removed to Stratford. In 1 651 , 
he resided in the present Main street, at Stratford, upon the west side, 
a few rods below the Episcopal church. He had, before his emigra- 
tion, belonged to the body or life guard of King Charles I. He had 
not resided many years at Stratford, before he, with Stiles, became 
the principal purchaser of the south part of Pomperaug, (Wood- 
bury,) now Southbury. It does not appear that he removed to 
Woodbury with his wife and family, but some of his children, with 
the Stiles family, located at Southbury, where many of their descend- 
ants yet reside. He died at Stratford, Nov. '2G, 1681. His will was 
pi-oved at Fairfield, in 1682. To his son Titus, he gave his lands at 
Woodbury ; he also noticed his son Benjamin and daughter Sarah 
Roberts ; his son Samuel, and daughters Hannah, Mary and Pa- 
tience ; he also noticed his brother, Ephraim Stiles, of Stratford. 
Hannah, his wife, died before him, in 1677. Children, 1. Sarah, b. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURT. 557 

in 1653, ra. William Roberts, of Woodbury, and had Hannah, bap. 
Oct. 27, 1677 ; Zechary, in May, 1682 ; Sarah, in 1685 ; Hannah, 
in May, 1 686 ; Amos, in July, 1 689, perhaps others ; 2. Titus, b. in 
1656 ; 3. Benjamin, in 1662 ; 4. Hannah, b. in 1666 ; 5. Mary, b. in 
1668 ; 6. Fatience, b. in 1670; 7. Edward, b. in 1672. By his will 
he directed his youngest son to be placed as an apprentice to Jehiel 
Preston, of Stratford. That part of the family who removed to 
Woodbui-y, settled in the section of Southbury Main street, called 
White Oak, near where the dwelling-house of John Moseley, Esq., 
now stands. 

Capt. Titus, the eldest son of Sergeant Edward, m. for his first 
wife, Hannah Coe, of Stamford. After her decease, he m. Mary 
Hawkins, of Woodbury, Jan., 1701-2 ; he d. April, 1736, aged 80 
years. His children were, Ephraim, bap. July 26, 1685 ; Joseph, in 
June, 1687 ; Andrew, b. April, 1690 ; Titus, June, 1695 ; Ebenezer, 
b. Jan. 4, 1702-3; Titus, in March, 1703-4; Eleazer, in May, 
1706 ; Timothy, bap. in March, 1708-9 ; Mary, b. in Feb., 1713-14, 
m. David Bostwick, July, 1739 ; Hannah, b. in March, 1720-21, m. 
Samuel Twite hell, Dec, 1739 ; Patience, in July, 1722. He was a 
member of the General Assembly in 1715, '16, '19 and '20. 

Samuel, second son of Sergeant Edward, lived on the place called 
the Doctor Graham place, in Southbury Main street, vvhei-e Nathan 
Hinman now resides. He had a wife but no children. Sarah, his 
adopted child, was bap. Sept. 28, 1707. He died about 1720, and 
his place was purchased for a parsonage. 

Benjamin, third son of Sergeant Edward, m. P^lizabeth Lamb, at 
Woodbury, July 12, 1684. He lived at Bullet Hill, in the Main 
street at Southbury, d. 1727. Children, Annis, bap. 1685, d. young ; 
Hannah, bap. Oct., 1686, m. Benjamin Hurd, Jr. ; Adam, bap. Jan., 
1687; Noah, in July, 1689 ; Benjamin, in April, 1692; Elizabeth, 
Feb., 1693, m. John Hurd ; Eunice, in May, 1696, m. Nathan Hurd, 
supposed grandmother of the Hon. Judge Smith, and Hon. Nathan 
Smith, deceased, of New Haven ; Annis, in Sept., 1697, m. Samuel 
Martin; Rachel, b. Dec, 1700, m. Ephraim Baldwin; Edward, b- 
Oct., 1702 ; Samuel, in Dec, 1704 ; Wait, in Oct., 1706 ; and Mercy, 
in Dec, 1709. 

Edward, Jr., youngest son of Sergeant Edward, drew eighteen acres 
in the land division at Woodbury, in 1702, yet he appears to have 
uniformly lived in Stratford and vicinity. He was brought up, after 
his father's decease, by Jehiel Preston. The sons of Edward, Jr., 
were, Samuel, John and Ebenezer. Samuel moved to Goshen, and 



558 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

was the father of Lemuel, of North Stratford, and ancestor of the Fair- 
field county Hinmans. He removed a short time to Southbury, and 
thence back to Fairfield county, perhaps Trumbull. He had five 
sons, viz., Ephraim, Edward, Jonathan, Michael and Bethuel. He 
left two daughters, one m. Gideon Perry, the other m. Jonathan Hin- 
man, of Southbury, and became the mother of Gen. Robinson S. Hin- 
man, deceased, of New Haven, of Daniel, Simeon and John, of Betsey 
Canfield, and Orra Wheeler, of South Britain. 

Ephraim, eldest son of Capt. Titus, left no family. 

Joseph, second son of Capt. Titus, m. Esther Downs, Nov., 1714, 
and had children, Ebenezer, b. Oct., 1715; Joseph, bap. June 1, 
1718 ; Tabitha, in Feb., 1721, m. Joseph Richards, in 1746 ; Es- 
ther, b. June 23, 1723, m. David Munn, Nov., 1749 ; Eunice, Jan. 
9, 1725 ; Mabel, Aug. 11, 1728, mother of Justus Hinman ; Amos, 
Nov., 1730, d. young ; Elijah, April 8, 1733 ; Daniel, July 6, 1735 ; 
and Lois, b. Sept. 9, 1737, m. John King, Dec, 1784. 

Andrew, third son of Capt. Titus, m. Mary Noble, Aug., 1711. 
Their children were, Andrew, bap. Aug., 1712; Hannah, Dec, 1714, 
m. Josiah Everest, March, 1739, ancestor of Dr. Solomon Everest, 
deceased, of Canton ; Coe, in Aug., 1718 ; Mary, March 8, 1720, m. 
Garwood Cunningham, of Woodbury, Dec, 1751 ; Margaret, Aug. 
11, 1723, d. unm. ; Aaron, Oct. 23, 1726, d. young ; Nathan, Dec. 
14, 1729 ; Elisha, March 10, 1734 ; Noble, April 26, 1737 ; he went 
to Nine Partners, in the state of New York ; perhaps he afterward 
went to New London, with his brother Elisha, who was commander 
of a government ship, called the Alfred, during the war of the Revo- 
lution, which sailed out of New London. Elisha left no sons, but 
several daughters ; one m. Mr. Day, one Sheriff Dimond, of Fair- 
field, and one Mr. Kellogg, of Stamford ; perhaps others. 

Titus, Jr., fourth son of Capt. Titus, m. Sarah . Their chil- 
dren were: Titus, bap. May 2, 1725, d. young; Ephraim, Feb. 19, 
1727; Sarah, (Gingle,) in Nov., 1728, m. Dea. David Hinman; 
Rachel, in Oct., 1731 ; Titus, in Nov., 1733 ; Amie, Feb. 15, 1736 ; 
Prudence, Sept. 3, 1738, m. David Hurlbut, Nov., 1757, and moved 
to Vermont ; Lucy, in May, 1740, m. a Hurlbut, and also removed 
to Vermont ; Enos, July 25, 1742, m. and went to Vermont ; he had 
a son Dea. Calvin, who m. Miss Wheeler; Annis, in March, 1747. 

Ebenezer, fifth son of Capt. Titus, m. Hannah Scovil, of Water- 
'bur3^ Their children were : Jonas, bap. Feb., 1730 ; John, Sept. 3, 
1732 ; Eleazer, Dec, 1734 ; Dorcas, Nov., 1736, m. Phineas Porter, 
Nov., 1757; Hannah, May 27, 1739, m. David Hinman, Dec, 1759; 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 559 

Peter, Aug., 1742 ; Molly, in 1744, m. B. Basset, of Derby; Miri- 
am, May 22, 1748, m. Benjamin Richards. 

Timothy, sixth son of Capt. Titus, m. Emma Preston ; he d. Dec. 
11, 1769, and wife d. June 20, 1794. Their children were : Olive, 
bap. in Sept., 1739; she m. Capt. Truman Hinman ; Timothy, in 
1741; Ruth, Nov. 20, 1748, m. Aaron Hinman, Oct., 1772; Pa- 
tience, Dee., 1754, m. Col. Increase Moseley, of Southbury, 1769, 
father of Col. William Moseley, of New Haven ; Mary, Jan., 1757, 
m. Sherman Hinman, Feb., 1777. 

Adam, eldest son of Sergeant Benjamin, died single. 

Noah, second son of Benjamin, m. 1st, Anna Knowles, Feb., 1711 ; 
after her death, he m. Sarah Scovil, of Waterbury. For several 
years was judge of the couit at Litchfield. Jl^hildren by first wife 
were: Elizabeth, bap. May, 1713 ; Gideon, b. Jan., 1715, d. young; 
Adam, named after Adam Winthrop, bap. July 13, 1718 ; Thankful, 
Jan., 1719 ; Gideon, Nov., 1725. By his second wife his children 
were : Edward, bap. April 5, 1730; Abigail, in 1733; Reuben, Sept. 
7, 1735 ; Simeon, Dec. 4, 1737, d. single, graduated at Yale Col- 
lege, in 1762 ; Noah, June 21, 1740 ; Sarah, Aug. 1, 1742 ; Jeru- 
sha, Oct. 7, 1744; Arnold, Sept. 14, 1746, m. Elijah Booth, Oct., 
1772 ; Damaris, Dec. 18, 1848, m. Simeon Minor, Sept., 1669, (the 
ancestor of Simeon H. Minor, Esq., deceased, of Stamford, who was 
many years state attorney for Fairfield county.) Dea. Noah above, 
d. in 1766, (76.) For sixteen sessions he was member of the Gen- 
eral Assembly. 

Benjamin, third son of Sergeant Benjamin, m. Sarah Sherman, a 
relative of Roger Sherman, Dec, 1718, died in May, 1727, in the 
great sickness, and his wife died same month, aged 35 years. Their 
children were : Benjamin, bap. April 1, 1720 ; Jerusha, Feb. 11, 
1721; d. single; David, March 8, 1722; Benjamin, his son, here 
spoken of, Avas a colonel, and served as quarter-master of the troop 
in the thirteenth regiment of the Connecticut colony, against the 
French in Canada, as early as 1751. He died at Southbury, March, 
1809 or '10, over 90 years of age. There were more commissioned 
officers during the war of the Revolution, by this name, 1han any 
other in Connecticut, being in all thirteen, from the town of. South- 
bury, Col. Benjamin's children were : Aaron, the father of Judge 
William ; Col. Joel, the father of Joel, judge of the superior court, 
and of Hon. Curtiss, who d. when a member of the state senate in 
1820 ; Sherman, who d. young ; and another Sherman, who was bap. 



560 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

Oct., 1752, and graduated at Yale College, in 1776. Col. Benjamin 
was a member of the General Assembly twenty-seven sessions. 

David, a brother of Col. Benjamin, m. Sarah Hinman, daughter of 
Titus, Jr. ; eh. Annis, who m. Daniel Hinman, March 31, 1754, and 
moved to Vermont ; Gen. Ephraim, bap. 1753 ; David, Jr., who lived 
and died at Southbury ; and Capt. Benjamin, of Utica, the father of 
Col. John E. ; Lieut. Asa, who served during the war of the Revo- 
lution, was also a son of Dea. David. 

Samuel, fourth son of Sergeant Benjamin, died single. 

Wait, fifth son of Sergeant Benjamin, m. , ch. Samuel, 

bap. March 8, 1730; Truman, (Capt. Truman,) June 27, 1731; 
Wait, Dec, 1732; Mercy, Sept. 20, 1735; Ann, Dec, 12, 1737; 
Currence, April 12, 1740 ; and Bethuel, June 27, 1742. 

Ebenezer, eldest son of Joseph, m. Hannah Mitchell, Jan., 1737 ; 
she soon d. and he m. second, Elizabeth Pierce, April, 1748 ; ch. 
Jonathan, bap. in 1738, d. young; Rhoda, April 1, 1740, m. Seth 
Mitchell, Dec, 1762 ; Hannah, Feb. 12, 1744, m. Gideon Hicock, 
Jan., 1768; Betty, April 6, 1746, m. Seth Wheeler, Nov., 1767; 
Annis, d. young ; Comfort, Oct. 28, 1750 ; Daniel, Sept. 22, 1752, 
m. Annis, dau. of Dea. David, and removed to Vermont; Annis, Feb. 
16, 1755, m. Lieut. Asa Hinman, son of Dea. David; Esther, Oct. 
23, 1757 ; Jonathan, Feb. 22, 1761, d. young; Jonathan, May 13, 
1764, the father of Gen. Robinson S., late deceased, of New Haven. 

Joseph, second son of Joseph, m. and removed to Farmington ; ch. 
Justus, bap. Aug. 6, 1750 ; Joseph, Aug. 6, 1750 ; and Hester, March 
17,1754. 

Elijah, third son of Joseph, m. and removed to Vermont; ch. Eli- 
jab, bap. Aug. 22, 1763; Amos, and other children. 

Andrew, Jr., eldest son of Andrew, m. Mabel Stiles, Feb., 1734; 
ch. Betty, bap. Sept. 12, 1735; Daniel, Feb. 6, 1737; Margaret, 
Dec. 17, 1738 ; Mabel, June 8, 1740, m. Shadrack Osborn, Esq. ; 
Francis, Oct. 5, 1742; David, in 1744, m. Hannah Hinman. He 
was a member of the General Assembly in 1725, '28, '21), '86, '39 
and '40. 

Coe, second son of Andrew^, m. and removed to the state of New 
York. Ch., Nathan, bap. June 19, 1751 ; Abner, July 2, 1754, and 
others. 

Noble, third son of Andrew, m. and had a family in Massachusetts 
or Vermont. 

Titus, fourth son of Andrew, m. Joanna Hurd, Nov., 1757. Their 
children were, Solomon, bap. Nov., 1758 ; Hester, Nov. 22, 1761 and 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODUURY. 501 

Titus. The latter removed to Wyoming, Pa., was an ensign in the 
regiment of Col. Zebulon Butler, and was killed July 3, 1778, in the 
bloody massacre at that place. 

Ephraim, son of Titus, m. Rebecca Lee, Aug., 1 750. Cii., Andrew, 
ba}?. Feb. 3, 1751, d. young; Patience, Feb. 17, 1753, m. Ebenezer 
Strong, Jan., 1771 ; one of her daughters m. Nathaniel Cacon, of 
New Haven. 

Enos, son of Titus, m. and removed to Vermont. , 

Jonas, son of Eleazer, m. Sarah Downs, Feb., 1750. Children, 
Silas, bap. Jan., 1757 ; Agur, Jan. 14, 1759 ; Jonas, Feb. 15, 17G2 ; 
Abner, Sarah, Mary, Reuben and Currence. 

John, second son of Eleazer, m. Abigail Graham in 1772. She d. 
and he m. a second wife and removed to Bethlem. 

Eleazer, third son of Eleazer, m. Rhoda Mitchell in 1709, and had 
Nathan, bap. Feb. 2, 1771 ; Patty, March 7, 1773; Eleazer Pres- 
ton, Jan., 1776 ; Mitchell, Sept. 3, 1778, and Livingston, July 1, 
1784. This family removed to the state of New York. 

Peter, fourth son of Eleazer, m. and had ch., William, who m. Sa- 
rah Manning, March, 1790; Scovill, (Dea. Scovill Hinman, of New 
Haven ;) Nathaniel, John, Hannah and Mary. Dea. Scovill, while 
residing in Woodbury, had Erastus, Herbert, Jane, Charles W., all 
four bap. Aug. 12, 1810. 

Gideon, eldest son of Dea. Noah, m. Hannah Curtiss, Sept., 1745. 
Their ch. were Zipper, bap. March 9, 1747 ; Asahel, Nov. 14, 1749. 
d. young; Love, April 28, 1751; Asahel, April 22, 1753, Gideon, 
April 22, 1753, (twins ;) Moses, June 29, 1755, removed to the state of 
New York ; Love, Nov. 10, 1757 ; Curtiss, April 25, 1761 ; Sarah, 
July 1, 17G4. 

Adam, son of Noah, m. and removed to Vermont. Ch., Isaac, bap. 
Dec. 29, 1754, supposed to be living; Mary, Dec, 1756; jVlartha, 
March 11, 1758, m. Frederick Hurd, Dec, 1783 ; Timothy, 1760, 
for many years a judge of the court in Derby, Vt.; Adam, Jan. 15, 
1764; Sarah, Jan., 1764. The two last were twins. 

Reuben, son of Dea. Noah, m. Mary Downs, Sept., 1756. Ch., 
Currence, bap. April, 1760 ; Abraham, Sept., 1762, and others. This 
family removed to Williamstown. 

Noah, Jun., son of Dea. Noah, m. and with his fjimily removed to 
Vermont. 

Col. Benjamin, son of Benjamin, m. Molly Stiles. Ch., Aaron, b. 
1746; Joel, bap. April 10, 1748; Sherman, June, 1750, d. young; 
Sherman, Oct. 26, 1752, graduated at Yale College in 1776, m. and 
had Ruth Emm, who m. William Forbes, of Derby, Vt., formerly 



562 HISTOUT OF ANCIENT "VVOODBURY. 

of New Haven, Conn., and Clara, who m. Jared Hawlej, Esq. Sher- 
man^ also, d. a young man, a few years after he was married. 

Aaron, son of Col. Benjamin, had Judge William ; Anna, b. April 
23, 1780, m. William Drakeley, May 8, 1806 ; Benjamin, of Vt., 
George, of Sullivan, Me., and Harry, of Southbury. 

Col. Joel, son of Col. Benjamin, m. Sarah Curtiss, dau. of Dea. 
Daniel Curtiss. Ch., Daniel, dec'd ; Irene, m. Eli Hall ; Jason, Esq., 
in Vt.; Sally, m. Jedediah Hall ; Hon. Curtiss, d. Dec., 1820 ; Phebe, 
single; Nancy, single; Robert, d. 1813; Albert, d. 1842; Sophia, 
m. Truman Mitchell ; Sherman, an attorney, d. in Mississippi in 
1832 ; Hon. Joel, is the present judge of the supreme court ; he m. 
Miss Scovill, of Waterbury ; Marietta, m. Isaac Johnson, and Maria, 
ra. Pulford. 

Hon. Edward, more familiarly known as Lawyer Ned, son of Dea. 
Noah, m. Ann Curtiss, July 18, 17G4. Ch., Sarah Ann, bap. July, 
1765, m. Timothy Hinman, son of Capt. Truman, July, 1792, he 
graduated at Yale ; Simeon, Esq., March, 1766, graduated at Yale 
College in 1784, was a lawyer, and d. single in 1830. Cyrus, also 
graduated at Yale in 1789, was a lawyer, and d. young, unm. He 
was twice a member of the General Court before the incorporation 
of Southbury. 

Abijah, son of Dea. Noah, m. and removed to Vt. Ch., Adoni- 
ram, bap. Dec. 11, 1757 ; Wait, in 1760, and Ruth Emm, Dec. 26, 
1762 ; Abigail, 1764, and Rebecca, bap. Feb. 22, 1766. 

Dea. David, son of Benjamin, m. Sarah Hinman. He d. in 1756. 
Ch., Lieut. Asa, who served during the war of the Revolution ; he 
was bap. Aug., 1750 ; Annis, bap. Aug. 23, 1752, m. Daniel Hinman 
and moved to Bennington, Vt., where they both died ; Gen. Ephraim, 
in March, 1753 ; he acted as captain and quarter-master, and assist- 
ant commissary of forage in the war of the Revolution ; David, Jan. 
18, 1756, and Benjamin, Esq., who moved to Little Falls, afterward 
to Utica. 

Samuel, son of Wait, m., and his children were, Ann, bap, July 8, 
1759 ; Olive and Wait, bap. July 8, 1759. 

Capt. Truman, son of Wait, m. Olive Hinman, and had ch., Tim- 
othy, father of the present Edward, Esq., graduated at Yale College 
in 1784; Ruth Emm, m. David S. Bull, and d. Oct. 24, 1796, aged 
29 years ; Olive, m. Nathan Judson, Dec, 1800 ; Col. Truman, m. 
Betty Curtiss, Nov. 22, 1798. 

Bethuel, son of Wait, m. Hannah Hicock, Nov., 1770, removed to 
Greenfield, N. Y., and had several sons, and one named Shadrack. 



HISTORY OP ANCIENT WOODBURY. 563 

Lieut. Asa, son of Dea. David, m. Annis Hinman. Their ch. were 
David, who sailed for China in 1802, and never returned ; Rhoda, 
m. Elisha Pierce, and Sarah, m. Nathan Rurasey, of Southbury. An- 
nis, only dau. of Dea. David, m. Daniel Hinman, and moved to Ben- 
nington, Yt. They had but one child, (Betsey.) She m. Samuel 
Brown, and had one child, Samuel H. Brown, Esq., of Bennington. 
Samuel H. m. Sarah Brown, dau. of Park, of Southbury, and had 
several children. 

Gen. Ephraim, son of Dea. David, m. Sylvania French, dau. of 
"William French, of Southbury, Feb. 3, 1779, and had four ch., viz., 
John, d. in infancy ; Laura, who m. and had a dau., (Henrietta,) both 
of whom soon after died ; Royal R., born at Southbury, and Mary, 
born at Raxbury. 

Royal R., son of Gen. Ephraim, on the 14th of Sept., 18l4,m. Lydia 
Ashley, youngest daughter of Gen. John Ashley, of ShefReld, Mass. 
Children, Jane Ashley, Royal Ashley, Lydia Ann, Mary E. and 
Catherine E. Jane A. married John Bigelow, of Hartford, Oct.' 
18, 1838. Children, Jane Frances, b. Oct. 11, 1839 ; John H., b, 
Aug. 8, 1841, d. Sept. 22, 1844, at Hartford; William Henry, b. 
at Hartford, Aug. 19, 1845, and d. at Boston, June 9, 184G ; George 
Ashley, b. Feb. 12, 1848, bap. by W. S. Potts, D. D., St. Louis, Mo. 
Lydia A., m. Charles E. Babcock, of New York, Sept., 1845, and 
had ch., Charles H., b. July 18, 1846, and Royal H., b. April 10, 
1848, d. Sept. 15, 1849, and interred at Hartford. Lydia, the wife 
of Royal R., died at New York, Aug. 27, 1853. She was mild in 
her disposition, possessed a kind heart, and was loved by all that 
knew her. She was directly descended, by lineal gradation, from the 
original Puritan fathers of New England, whose character she has 
sustained by a uniform life of piety, charitable deeds, and an exem- 
plary character, to its close. She was interred at the North Ceme- 
tery, in Hartford. 

David, son of Dea. David, m. Mary Ann Graham, daughter of 
Doct. Andrew Graham, of Southbury, and had Frederick, who m. 
Fanny Mitchell ; Nathan, m. Miss Burritt ; Benjamin, m. Miss Mi- 
nor, who d., he then ra. Mrs. Bacon ; Polly, m. James W. Ward : 
Patty, m. Dea. Nathan Mitchell. 

Benjamin, son of Dea. David, moved in early life to Little Falls, 
N. Y., m. Ann Keysor in 1779, a dau. of Capt. Keysor, of Mont- 
gomery CO., N. Y. She was born on the farm where Fort Keysor 
was built. Their ch. were Col. John E., of Utica, who m. Mary 



564 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

Schroppel, of New York city. John E. was several years sheriff of 
the county of Oneida. 

Coh John Jay, attorney at law, son of Benjamin, m. a lady from 
Conn., and resides in or near Rushville, Illinois. 

Benjamin, Esq., son of Benjamin, d. unm, at Hinmanville, Oswego 
CO., N. Y., Aug. 9, 1844. Maranda, dau. of Benjamin, d. at Utica 
in July, 1806. Gen. William A., son of Benjamin, Sen., attorney at 
Rushville, Illinois, m. Miss Grace Kingsbury, of Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Annis, second dau. of Benjamin, m. Doct. Thomas Munroe, formerly 
of Baltimore, but now of Jacksonville, Illinois. Benjamin, the father 
of this family, resided at Utica, and d. in April, 1831, at Mount 
Pleasant, Pa., on a journey to N. J., where he was interred. 



HI COCK FAMILY. 

A part of this family, who emigrated from Hartford to Farming- 
ton, afterward settled at Waterbury. Joseph and Benjamin, sons of 
Samuel, of Waterbury, settled in AYoodbury about 1685. 

(1) Joseph's Family. 

Joseph Ilicook m. 1. ; 2. RuthFairchild, Nov. 3,1697. He 

d. 1723, and second wife, Ruth, d. May 28, 1728. Ch., Samuel, 
bap. Sept., 1687 ; Ruth, b. July 31, 1700 ; ra. John Root ; Stephen, 
b. June 27, 1702; Susan; Eunice, b. July 11, 1706. 

Samuel, son of Joseph, d. June 5, 1727 ; had ch. by his wife Ellen, 
as follows : Abigail, b. Dec. 11,1714; Joseph, b. Sept. 6, 1716 ; Tab- 
itha, b. Feb. 19, 1719 ; Thaddeus, b. April 12, 1721 ; Nathaniel, Oct., 
1723; Nathan, bap. April 24, 1726. 

Joseph, eldest son of Samuel and Ellen, m. 1. Sarah Wakeley; 
2. Submit . He d. 1795. Second wife d. 1802. Ch., 

1. Eunice, b. Nov. 11, 1745 ; m. Peter Minor, 1773. 

2. Itliel, b. Nov. 18, 1747; m. Eunice Curtiss, 1770, and have 
children, 

I. Curtiss, b. Nov. 7, 1771, in. 1. Sanih Curtiss, Sept 15, 179G ; slic d. Aiifr. 
7, 1797; 2. Sally Brown, May 22, 1798, and had one ch., Ithel, b. June 9, 1799, 
in. Fanny Griswokl Elliott, Dec. 18, 1S22, and had Frances Amelia, b. Nov. 2, 
IS23; George Au!,'ustus, b. June 11, 1S30. II. Lewis, b. April 21, 177S; m. 
Abigail Powell, and had 1. Eunice, b. 1S03, d. Oct., 1822; 2. Powell, b. Nov. 
2.J, ISOG, m. Huldah P. Brinsmade, of Trumbull, Conn., Jan., 1830. Ch., Ab- 



HISTOKY OF ANCIENT WOODBUKY. 5G5 

iir;iil, b. Au-. Qj, I'^.^l : Charles Lewis, b. June 1, 1S33; Ellen, b. Sept. 2, 
1S40. 

3. Eleanor, m. ^Villiara DeForest. 

4. Joseph, m. Currence Richards, Feb. 26, 1784, and had, 

1. Lyman, b. July 21, 17S5 ; graduated at Yale College ; d. 1S31. 

2. Russel, b. Nov. 16, -1788; m. Mary Ann Brown, Feb. 15, 1S18, and had 
Mary Brown, b. Feb. 21, 1S20, d. July 21, 1844 ; Ann iVJaria, b. Dec. 20, 1821 ; 
Henry William, b. May 23, 1824, d. April 19, 1829; Sarah Maria, b. Aug. 6, 
1S2G, d. Feb. 26, 1848 ; Jay William, b. Dec. 30, 182S; Henry Park, b. March 
22, 1S37; George Sanford.b. Aug. 23,1839. 

3. Charles, b. May 31, 1796; ra. Olive Hinman, 1822, who died 1839. 

Thaddeus, second son of Samuel and Ellen, m. Mehitable Porter, 
Oct. 21, 1745. Ch., I. Currence, b. Aug. 8, 1746. II. Andrew, b. 
April 24, 1749 ; m. Mary Ingraham, 1776, and went to Cohoes, N. Y. 

III. Thaddeus, b. May 31, 1751 ; went to Vermont. IV. Elijah, b. 
June 29, 1753 ; m. Hannah Keeler, 1776, and had two sons, Jona- 
than and Leman, V. Ruth, b. Jan. 6, 1755 ; m. Thomas Hooker, 
April 9, 1783. VI. Mehitable, b. Nov. 7, 1757; m. James Guthrie. 
VII. Simeon, b. April 13, 1761 ; went to Vermont. 

Nathaniel, third son of Samuel and Ellen, m. Sarah Johnson. He 
d. Aug. 7, 1773, and his widow d. 1820. Ch., I. Samuel, b. Sept. 
17, 1748-9; went to Otsego, N. Y., and d. there in 1846. II. Ma- 
bel, m. Richard Bryan, and d. 1824. III. Phebe, b. Jan. 3, 1755; 
m. Briusmade Gibson. IV. Sarah, bap. March 28, 1756; d. 1795. 
V. Nathaniel, b. March, 1758; resided at Otsego, N. Y.; d. Feb., 
1848. VI. Johnson. VII. Olive, b. May, 1765 ; d. Dec. 23, 1845. 

Nathan, fourth son of Samuel and Ellen, m. Eunice Hurd. He d. 
Aug. 31, 1806. His widow d. Feb. 29, 1825. Ch., I. Gideon, b. 
Feb. 20, 1751 ; d. 1753. II. Nathan, b. April 22, 1752 ; m. Anna 
Mitchell, of Washington, and had. 1. Elisha, m. Anna Baker, and 

had Anna, who m. 1. Cary ; 2. Baker ; Philo, m. Olive 

Stillson, of New Milford, where he d.; Polly, m. Schyler, of 

Sullivan co., N. Y. III. Reuben, b. June 22, 1753 ; m. Sily Easton. 

IV. Eunice, b. March 31, 1755 ; m. Philemon Trowbridge, 1773, and 
d. in Buffiilo, N. Y. V. Rhoda, b. June 11, 1758; m. William 
Clark; went to Otsego, N. Y. VI. Annis, b. May 7, 1760; m. 
Thomas Armstrong. VII. Gideon, b. April 22, 1762. VIII. Tru- 
man, b. June 9, 1765 ; removed to Canada. IX. Concurrence, b. 
Jan. 9, 1765 ; m. Gideon Hollister, Jr., Nov. 28, 1782. X. David, 
b. April 13, 1766. XL Molly, b. Sept. 30, 1767 ; m. Samuel Clark. 

Stephen, son of Joseph and Ruth, m. Bethia , and had, I. 

Daniel, b. June, 1724; m. Huldah Knowles, July 31, 1751. Ch., 1. 



5G6 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

Huldah, m. Stephen Curtiss, 1772 ; 2. Eunice, bap. March 31, 1754 ; 
Abigail, bap. May 3, 1762. II. Ruth,b. Nov.", 1727. III. Dorcas, 
b. April 10, 1730 ; m. Gideon Johnson, 1753. IV. Ann, b. March 
22, 1732 ; m. Joseph Sanford, 1756. V. Samuel, b. Oct., 1733 ; m. 
Margaret Squire, Jan. 24, 1760, and had, 1. Azuba, bap. Dec. 3, 
1760; 2. Samuel, b. June 30, 1764; 3. Azuba, b. Aug, 14, 1766. 
VI. Mary, b. Jao. 26, 1736 ; m. Gideon Curtiss, 1756. VII. Su- 
sanna, bap. April 2, 1738 ; m. Jeddidiah Hubbell, 1759. VIII. Je- 
rusha, bap. Aug. 17, 1740 ; m. Roswell Franklin, 1760. IX. Aaron, 
bap. Aug. 22, 1742. X. Ichabod, bap. Aug. 4, 1745. XL Pru- 
dence, bap. April 24, 1747. 

(2) Benjamin's Family. 

Dea. Benjamin Hicock m. Hannah Skeel, March 3, 1697. He 
d. 1745, and Hannah d. 1746. Their ch. were, Sarah, b. July 23, 

1698, m. Prime; David, b. March 4, 1701, d. 1727; Mary, 

b. Sept. 15, 1703, m. Solomon Johnson; Hannah, b. June 25, 1705, 
d. unm., 1727 ; Lois, b. March 18, 1709, m. Stephen Curtiss, 1733; 
Benjamin, b. Nov. 21, 1711 ; Justus, b. Aug. 2, 1714; Amos, b. 
Oct. 11, 1717, d. 1720 ; Silas, b. March 9, 1721. 

Dea. Benjamin, Jr., son of Dea. Benjamin, m. Sarah Stiles, Feb. 
28, 1734, d. 1774, and his wife, Oct., 1772. Issue, Olive, bap. Mar. 
16, 1735, d. young; 01ive,bap. June 20, 1736, m. E. Mitchell, 1758; 
Amos, bap. Api-il 2, 1738 ; Sarah, bap. Nov. 22, 1741 ; Benjamin, b. 
April 20, 1744; Patience, b. April 27, 1746, d. Oct., 1752 ; Simeon, 
b. Oct. 22, 1748, d. in 1749 ; Simeon, bap. Nov. 4, 1750, d. 1752. 

Amos, son of Dea. Benjamin, Jr., m. Phebe Curtiss, Jan. 15, 1758. 
Ch., Patience, bap. March 11,1759, m. Amos Johnson, 1784 ; Phebe, 
bap. March 1, 1761, ra. Diodate Wildman, 1758 ; Olive, bap. July 17, 
1763 ; Sarah, bap. Sept. 8, 1765, m. Joseph Pierce, 1786. 

Benjamin, son of Dea. Benjamin, Jr., m. Mary Pierce, Feb. 10, 
1774. He d. 1829. His wife d. 1832. Ch., L Benjamin, b. Feb. 
13, 1775, d. 1831. II. Amos, b. Aug. 13, 1776, d. 1846. IIL Aa- 
ron, b. Jan. 18, 1779, d. young. IV. Simeon, b. Nov. 17, 1780; m_ 
Anna L. Wakeley, 1809, and d. 1849. His ch. are, 1. Charles, b. 
April 13, 1810 ; 2. Laura, b. Nov. 1, 1812 ; 3. David, b. April 12, 
1815 ; 4. Mary, b. Jan. 12, 1820. V. Aaron, b. July 19, 1785. VI. 
Mary, b. Dec. 11, 1788 ; m. Roswell Shelton, and became the mother 
of Gen. Shelton. 

Justus, third son of Dea. Benjamin, m. Lois Lum, Oct. 26, 1736 
and d. 1800. His wife d. 1781. His ch. were, I. David, b. May 2 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 567 

1737; m. Abigail Johnson. He d. 1784, and his widow in 1833. ♦ 

They had a dau. Hannah, b. 1767, who m. Zephaniah H. Smith, Esq., 
who was a clergyman at Newtown, Conn., several years, after which 
he removed to Glastenbury, and settled there as a lawyer, where he 
d., leaving one of the most intellectual and learned families in the 
state, consisting of his wife and five daughters. His widow d. Dec. 
27, 1850. II. Gideon, bap. July 1, 1739 ; m. Hannah Hinman, Jan. 
14, 1768 ; had, 1. Francis, b. Feb. 15, 1769, went to GranviUe, 
N. Y., is now living there ; 2. Gideon, b. Dec. 3, 1774, removed to 
Granville. III. Reuben, Dec. 25, 1741, removed to Vermont, and 
d. there in 1777. IV. Mary, b. Sept. 24, 1744, m. Francis Hinman. 
V. Justus, m. Amy Garritt, and removed to the state of N. Y. Yl, 
Asa, m. Hester Hinman, Dec. 29, 1777, and removed to Pennsylva- 
nia. VII. Annis, bap. Oct. 31, 1756, m. Francis Garrit, in 1781. 

Silas, fourth son of Dea. Benjamin, m. Sarah Stiles, April 9, 1741 ; 
ch. 1. Hannah, bap. Feb. 10, 1743. m. Bethel Hinman, in 1770; 2. 
Silas, bap. March 23, 1746, m. Hannah Johnson, Feb. 20, 1782 ; re- 
moved to Vermont ; 3. Truman, bap. Jan. 24, 1748 ; 4. Joel. bap. 
Nov. 5, 1752, m. Anna Trowbridge, Nov. 16, 1772, and d. March 
18, 1840. He had ch. Hepsa .and Truman ; 5. Asa, bap. June 9, 
1754. 



HILL FAMILY 



William Hill came to Windsor, in 1639 ; was appointed the same 
year to view arms and military provisions, in each town; was deputy 
in 1639, '41 and '44; in 1659, was assistant and collector of customs 
at Fairfield. The ancestors of the Hills of " Ancient Woodbury" 
came from Stratford, but owing to imperfect records, it is found im- 
possible to connect the different branches of the family. 

Isaac Hill d. Feb. 7, 1775, leaving Ann, his wife, and ch. Isaac, 
Sarah, Ahirah, Jonathan, James, Submit and Huldah. Submit m. 
David Hotchkiss, Nov. 10, 1748. 

Isaac, Jr., m. Caroline Perry, Nov. 16, 1741, and had 1. Rousel, 
bap. Aug. 26, 1744, d. in 1802; 2. Abigail, bap. Sept. 25, 1749 ; 3. 
Ann, d. in 1755. 

Ahirah Hill, second son of Isaac, ra. Mehitable Lewis, Jan. 29, 
1754, who d. without issue ; he m. 2. Hannah , and had Josiah, 



5G8 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBUKY. 

b. May 8, 1774 ; Rhoda, bap. June 18, 1775 ; Ahirali, the father, d. 
in 1777. 

Jonathan, third son of Isaac, m. Elizabeth Perry, April 19, 1758, 
and had Anne, b. April 19, 1759 ; Reuben, b. Feb. 2G, 1761 ; Da- 
vid, b. Feb. 10, 1765 ; Daniel, March 22, 1767 ; Jonathan, b. March 
25, 1769. Jonathan, the father, d. Feb. 10, 1793. 

Daniel, of the last family, m. Electa Minor, and had 1. Julia, who 
ni. Harvey Perkins ; 2. Ann Maria, m. Cephas Beach ; 3. Emily, 
ra. Giles Gaylord ; 4. Rollin R., m. Susan M. Kasson, and removed 
to Illinois ; 5. Gilman E., m. Nancy Crane, and now resides in Beth- 
lem ; has Sophia J. and Gilman. Daniel above d. March 2, 1849. 
His wife d. Feb. 7, 1840. 

David, son of Jonathan, d. in 1845, and his wife d. in 1843; has 
descendants in Bethlem. 

Henry Hill m. Sarah Bassit, of Stratford, Nov. 11, 1673, and had 
Sarah, b. 1675 ; Margaret, bap. April, 1679 ; Henry, bap. Feb., 1681 ; 
.John and Amy, bap. April, 1685 ; James, bap. Feb., 1687. 

Abraham Hill had ch. as follows : Abraham, bap. July 23, 1758, 
und "'d. in tlie array of the north, in 1776," Isaac, Jerusha, Susanna 
and Desire, all bap. July 23, 1758 ; Cyrus, bap. Feb. 11, 1759. 

Zenas Hill, and wife, Keziah, had Sarah, b. March 20, 1762; Ze- 
nas, b. Dec. 26, 1764; Jesse, b. Dec. 10, 1766. 



HUTHWITT FAMILY, 



Only one male of this surname has i-esided in the territory of "An- 
cient Woodliury," but the descendants of this blood in the female line 
are still numerous in a large number of other family names. 

Joliu Hnthwitt came in one of the early companies from Stratford 
to Woodbury. The legend is, that he and his sister Ann, were " of 
gentle blood," and left orphans at an early age, under the guardian- 
ship of an uncle. The latter being an avaricious man, and desirous 
of securing their fortune to himself, sent them to New England, under 
the pretense of giving them an education ; after which he squandered 
their property, and left them destitute. 

Having found their way to Stratford, they came to Woodbury, 
with one of the removing parties. John had his home lot where Mrs. 
Whitlock, in Southbury, now resides. His sister became the wife of 
Dea. John Pearce. 



HISTORY nv ANCIENT AVOODBURV. 0(59 

John married Jiulitli . and had children : 

Elizabeth, bap. July, 1()89. d. young. 
Anna, " Nov., 1690, m. Ebenezer Squire. 1714. 

Martha. •' Nov., 1G9B, ni. Ilezekiah Tuttle, 1712. 
Mary, •' May, 1(390, m. Jehiel Preston, 1714. 

Elizabeth, '* April, 1698, m. Josiah Root, 1717. 



HOOKER FAMILY. 

Hezekiah Hooker moved to Bethlehem society, from Farmington, 
among the first that went there, was many years one of tlie leading 
men of the town, and died very suddenly, Dec. 18, 1756. He was a 
descendant of the celebrated Rev. Thomas Hooker, of Hartford, "the 
light of the western churches." He raaxTied Abigail Curtiss, of 
Stratford, and had issue as follows : 

Hezekiah, b. Oct. 30, 1717; James, b. Jan. 30,1720; Josiah, b. 
April 2, 1722 ; Abigail, b. Sept. 25, 1724, d. unm. Sept. 24, 1750 ; 
Mary, b. Jan. 8, 1727, m. Waitstill Goodrich, June 5, 1755 ; William, 
b. June 20, 1729 ; Jesse, b. Api-il 27, 1782, d. unm. the same day 
with his sister Abigail, Sept. 24, 1750 ; Eunice, b. Oct. 30, 1734, d. 
Sept. 17, 1750 ; Asahel, b. Dec. 13, 1736 ; Sarah, b. May 30, 1739, 
m. Timothy, son of Isaac and Deborah Judson, Jan. 26, 1763. 

Of the above, Hezekiah m. Elizabetli Stone, Jan. 20, 1746, and 
their ch. were: Brainard, b. March 4, 1747 ; John, b. Feb. 4, 1749; 
Jesse, b. April 23, 1752 ; Abigail, b. Nov. 30, 1753 ; Gilbert, b. May 
14, 1758 ; Elizabeth, b. Jan. 27, 1761 ; Louisa, b. April 10, 1763. 

James m. Dorothy Parmeley, March 31, 1754, and had Thomas, 
b. Dec. 27, 1754 ; Josiah, b. Axig. 15, 1758 ; James, b. Dec. 25, 1760; 
Samuel, b. Aug. 2, 1762. 

William m. Rachel Waller, March 13, 1754; ch. Hezekiah, b. 
June 6, 1756 ; Eunice, b. Aug. 22, 1758, d. July 11, 1761 ; William, 
b. Feb. 4, 1762. His wife d. Dec. 10, 1762. He m. 2. Mary Mose- 
ley, March 18, 1754, dau. of Increase Moseley : ch. by Mary, Increase 
Moseley, b. Nov. 2, 1765 ; Rachel, b. Dec. 9, 1767, d. Dec. 10, 1762. 

Asahel m. Feb. 15, 1759, Anne Parmeley. Their children were : 
Ira, b. March 12, 1760 ; Asahel, b. Aug. 29, 1762 ; Bryan, b. Aug. 
5, 1763 ; Anne, b. Feb. 10, 1767 : Levi, b. Aug. 15, 1769. 



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570 HISTORY OP ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

HURD FAMILY. 

1. John Hurd settled at Stratford, as early as 1648 ; was one of 
the principal men of that town. 2. His son John" m. Anna Judson, 
Dec. 16, 1662, and was among the first settlers at Woodbury. He 
d. 1681-2. His children were: 

3 I. Sarah,='b. Dec. 10, 1664. 

a n. Joseph,^ b. Feb. 9, 1665, m. Jane . 

,2 ni. Benjamin,^ b. Feb. 16, 1666, d. 1754, leaving his wife, Sa- 
rah, and children. 

Ii IV. Ebenezer,^ Nov. 7, 1 668, had a wife, Sarah. 

7 V. Ruth,' b. Feb. 12, 1670. 

^ VI. John,^ b. Aug. 17, 1673, d. April 27, 1776, had a wife, Eliz- 
abeth. 

Joseph^ (4) had 

9 I. Mary,'' bap. June, 1696-7, m. John Cressy, June 22, 1720. 

10. 11. Esther,^ bap. 1702, d. young. 

11 III. Joseph," d. 1752, leaving wife, Ann, and children. 

12 IV. Esther," b. April 9, 1709. 

Sergeant Benjamin^ (5) had 

13 I. John," bap. Aug., 1691. 

\t II. Benjamin," b. March, 1693, d. 1783. Hannah, his wife, d. 
Feb. 29, 1756. 

fi III. Nathan,'' bap. July, 1694,m. Eunice Hinman, Nov. 7, 1718. 
He d. 1779. Shed. 1792. 

\l IV. Abraham," b. Jan. 12, 1797, m. Martha Mitchell, Feb. 11, 
1720. 

^1 V. David," b. July, 1701, m. Abigail Curtiss, Jan. 6, 1723, he d. 
1758. 

'^ VI. Zadoc," bap. Jan., 1704. His wife, Esther, d. Feb. 15, 1743. 

19 VII. Thaddeus." (Sergeant Benjamin calls him his son in his 
will.) 

20 VIII. Ann," b. Oct. 20, 1706, m. Wait Hinman, June 11,1729. 
fs IX. Adam," b. Sept. 26, 1708, m. Elizabeth Hinman, Feb. 23, 

1732 ; he d. 1756. 

Ebenezer' (6) had 

22 I. Robert," bap. Oct. 16, 1693. 

23 II. Daniel," bap. 1696. 

24 III. Ruth," bap. Jan. 17, 1697. 

25 IV. Elnathan," b. Oct. 12, 1699. 

26 V. Josiah," b. Nov. 5, 1701. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 571 

27 VI. Rebecca," b. Oct. 24, 1703, d. Dec. 26, 1770, unm. 

28 VII. Abigail," b. Oct. 5, 1705. 

29 VIII. Hannah," b. Sept. 20, 1707, d. young. 

30 IX. Hannah," b. Oct. 31, 1709. 

John^ (3) had 

31 I. Sarah," b. April 3, 1702, m. David Leavenworth, 1720. 

32 II. Wait,"b. Nov. 30, 1714, d. May 31, 1727. 

,^ III. John," b. March 16, 1717, m. Silence Warner, Jan., 1741 ; 
he d. July 27, 1766. 

34 IV. Charity," b. Nov. 20, 1710. 

1^^ V. Jedediah," b. Oct. 14, 1721, m. Abigail Baker, Aug. 12, 1741. 

86 VI. Jehiel, b. Nov., 1723, d. Feb. 22, 1724. 

37 VII. Joshua, b. Nov., 1724. 

38 VIII. Josiah, b. Oct. 31, 1725. 

39 IX. Wait, bap. 1728. 

40 X. Elizabeth, bap. July 21, 1730, m. Ebenezer Leavenworth. 
1754. 

41 XL Rachel, b. April, 1732. 

1^^^ XII. Jehiel," b. July 8, 1734, m. and had three children. 

43 XIIL Amos, b. July 25, 1736. 

Joseph" (11) had 

44 I. Patience, b. Sept. 2, 1740, m. Gideon Hollister, Dec. 6, 1759. 

45 II. Abel, b. Jan. 20, 1743, m. Hannah Hall, July 13, 1792. 
ifs HI. Joseph, b. July 10, 1745, m. Prudence . 

47 VL Ann, b. April 5, 1749, m. Abijah Bronson, 1773. 

48 V. Rebecca, b. April 14, 1751. 

Benjamin" (14) had 

49 I. Jemima,^ b. April 15, 1713, m. John Warner, Dec. 16, 1736. 

50 11. Joseph,^ b. Sept. 16, 1714. 

51 in. Silome,5bap. Dec.29,1715. 

52 IV. Silence,* bap. Jan., 1716, m. Benjamin Warner, Dec. 16, 
1736. 

ffg V. Elijah,* b. Aug. 24, 1717, m. 1. Abigail ; m. 2. Ruth 

; hed. 1752. 

54 VL Benjamin,* bap. May 15, 1719, m. Ann Hopson ; he d. 
1784. 

55 VIL Daniel,* b. July 22, 1720, d. Aug. 27, 1722. 

g VIIL Timothy,* b. March 16, 1722, m. Tabitha Foot, Dec. 21, 
1741. 

1^ IX. Daniel,* b. Oct. 24, 1723, m. 1. Experience ; m. 2. 

Aner Castle, in 1766 ; m. 3. Dorcas Osborn. 



572 HISTORY OF ANCIENT W O O D B U R T. 

ifi X. Simeon,' b. July '14., 1725, m. Ruth . 



il XI. Samuel/ bap. Aug. 4, 1728. His lirst wife, Mary, d. 1752 ; 
m. 2. Ruth Hard, 1754. 

00 XII. Abijah,^ b. Dec. '.I, i7oU, m. Phebe Hawley, March 20, 
1754. 

Gl. XIII. Reuben,' b. April 2, l7i]o, d. Feb. 26, 1752. 
Nathan'^ (15) had 

02 I. Experience,'^ ba}). Sept. 20, 1711^. 

Oy n. Nathan,^ b. Dee. 21, 1720, d. Jan. 10, 1721. 

64 III. Mary,^ b. Dec. G, 1721, m. Daniel Dudley, 1747. 

65 IV. Nathan,^ b. Sept. 29, 1723, d. same year. 

ni V. Gideon,-^ b. Aug. 22, 1724, m. Sarah Graham, May 20, 1752. 

,';^ VI. Amos,^ b. 1726, m. Dorcas Judson, July 27, 1757, d. " in 
the campaign," Nov. 20, 1751L 

I'jSj VII. Nathan,-' 1). Aug. 4, 1727, m. Amui Mitchell, April 20, 
1748. 

69 VIII. Eunice,^ b. Aug. 9, 1731. 

70. IX. Auuis,'' b. March 1,1733, m. Richard Smith, and became 
mother of Judge Nathaniel, the Hon. Nathan Smith, &c. 
Abraham^ (16) had 

71 I. Kezia,-' b. Feb. 20, 1721, d. Nov. 7, 173G. 

72 II. Jerusha,5b. Sept. 5, 1723. 

73 III. MartluV b. Oct. 14, 1725, d. April 20, 1727. 

74 IV. Abrahanv b. April 11, 1728, d. Sept. 30, 1749. 

75 V. Martha,' b. Aug. 2, 1730. 

76 VI. Levi,^ b. Sept. 20, 1732. 

77 VII. Jemima,^ b. Nov. 29, 1734, m. Ebenezer Andrus, July 
27, 1752. 

78 VIII. Elisha," bap. Aug. 2, 1737. 

79 IX. James,5 bap. May 18, 1740. 

80 X. Jerusha,^ bap. Nov. Id, 1741, m. Isaclier Norton. Dec. 31. 
1781. 

David^ (17) had 

81 I. Peter,^ b. Nov., 1724, d. 1771, leaving wife, Sarah, and eh. 
^ II. David,^ bap. March 17, 1728, m. Estlier Hurlbut, Nov. 9. 

1749 ; m. 2. Anna . 

83 III. Thaddeus,5 b. March 20, 1731, d. young. 

84 IV. Olive,' b. April 2, 1734. 

85 V. Ruth,' bap. Oct. 30, 1737, m. Samuel Hurd, Dec. 24, 1754. 

86 VI. Susanna,5b. M^iy, 1741, ra. Mallorv. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBUKT. 573 

g VII. Thaddeus/ bap. Dec. 12, 1743, m. Elizabeth Walker, 
1780. 

Zadoc^ (18) had 

88 I. Ann,^ bap. March 10, 1728, d. young. 

89 II. Sarah,^ b. May 9, 1730. 

90 III. Ann,^ b. March 5, 1731, m. Jonathan Smith, Oct. 3, 1753. 
.^rj IV. Zadoc,^ b. Oct. 31, 1732, m. Eunice Hinman, June 19, 1754. 

92 V. Solomon,^ b. April 21, 1730, d. Nov. 2, 174!). 

93 VI. Esther,^ bap. March 12^ 1788, d. Oct. 12, 1743. 

94 VII. Joanna,= bap. May 24, 1741, m. Titus Hinman, 1757. 

Adam' (21) had 

95 I. Anna,^ b. Aug. 14, 1732, m. Isaac Castle, 

96 II. Noah,' b. 1734, d. .Tan. 31, 1737. 

.97 III. Elizabeth,^ b. Jan. 26, 1737, ui. Thomas Love, 1754. 
■',• IV. NoalV b. Dec, 1738, m. Susanna Castle, Dec. 10, 1759. 

99 V. Lucy," b. Oct., 1741, d. Oct. 4, 1749. 

100 VI. Kezia,^ bap. June 24, 1744, d. Oct. 8, 1749. 

}^ VII. Adam,^ bap. Sept. 11, 1748, m. Martha Judson. Nov. 17, 
1775. 

102 VIII. Kezia,' bap. Aug. 18, 1751. 

103 IX. Annis,^ bap. Sept. 16,1753. 
John'' (33) had 

104 I. John,^ bap. Jan. 27, 1751, m. Luis Hard, March 5, 1778. 

105 II. Silence,"" bap. July 13, 1755. 
Jedediah^ (35) hud 

106 I. Charity,^ b. Jan. 20, 1743. 

107 11. Israel,^ b. July 31, 1744. 

108 IIL Amos,5 b. June 11, 1746, m. Esther Hurd, 1780. 

109 IV. Estlier,5 b. June 15, 1748. 

110 V. Rachel,^ b. Aug. 10,1750. 
111. VL Elizabeth,^ b. Aug. 10, 1752. 

112 VII. Lois,'b. Aug., 1754, m. John Hurd, March 5, 1778. 

113 VIIL Abigail,' b. Sept. 26, 1756. 
Jehiel' (42) had 

114 I. Betty ,^ bap. Nov. 11, 1759, m. Elijah I'eet, Oct. 3, 1787. 

115 II. Amos,'* bap. Dec. 2, 1759. 

116 IIL Sabra,=*bap. Dec. 14, 1760. 
Joseph^ (46) had 

117 L Abel,''b. June 7, 1767. 

118 11. Reuben,*^ b. Jan. 17, 1769. 
Elijah^ (53) had 



574 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

119 I. Lovewell,"' b. Jan. 24, 1740, d. " in the campaign," in 1758. 

120 II. Jerusha,''b. 1742, m. Daniel Baker, Jan. 16, 1763. 

121 III. Amy," bap. Sept. 29, 1751, m. Richard Hine, Jan. 15, 
1770. 

Benjamin^ (54) had 

122 I. Mary," bap. Sept. 20, 1751, d. young. 

123 II. Mary,^ b. March 15, 1755, m. Joshua Sweet, July 17, 
1794. 

)^-, III. William,« bap. May 8, 1756, m. Martha Smith, April, 1782. 

125 IV. Sarah," b. April 11, 1759. 

126 V. Rebecca,« b. Aug. 24, 1761. 

127 VI. Benjamin," b. Aug. 3, 1763. 

128 VII. Huldah," bap. Dec. 8, 1765. 
Timothy^ (56) had 

129 I. Isaac," b. Oct. 9, 1742, m. Emm. Hunt, Oct. 22, 1765. 

130 II. Abner,« b. Jan. 7, 1744, m. Rebecca Savage, Dec. 6, 1769- 

131 III. Mary," b. April 9, 1746. 

132 IV. Ned,"b. Aug. 4, 1752. 

133 V. Hannah," b. Feb. 13, 1755. 

134 VI. Eleazer," b. Aug. 15, 1758. ■ 

135 VII. Beulah," b. Feb. 16, 1760. 
DanieP (57) had 

136 I. Bethel," b. Nov. 27, 1750. 

137 II. Experience," b. March 12, 1752, d. 1770. 
188 III. Reuben," b. Dec. 12, 1753. 

139 IV. Moses," b. Feb. 10, 1757. 

140 V. Daniel," b. Aug. 22, 1758. 

141 VI. Thomas, bap. April 12, 1767, d. young. 

142 VII. Thomas, bap. Oct. 23, 1768. 

143 VIII. Abraham, bap. April 28, 1771. 

144 IX. Experience, bap. July 4, 1773. 
Simeon^ (58) had 

145 I. Richard," b. April 30, 1751, m. Mary Lacy, Nov. 21, 1771. 

146 II. Rebecca," b. Dec. 31, 1752, m. Ephraim Hinman, 1778. 

147 III. Elijah, b. April 10, 1755, m. Buzina LeavenAvorth, 1779. 

148 IV. Stephen," b. June 28, 1757, m. Betty Leavenworth, July 
28, 1783. 

149 V. Simeon," b. March 22, 1759. 

150 VI. Ruth," b. March 6, 1761. 

151 VII. Jonathan," b. April 28, 1771. 

152 VIIL Zacheus," b. July 14, 1773. 



HISTORY OP ANCIENT WOODBURY. 575 



153 IX. 



154 X. Luxanna," b. Aug. 24, 1783. 

155 XL Reuben,^ b. Aug. 24, 1783. 
SamueP (59) had 

156 I. Phebe,^ b. Nov. 23, 1751, m. Amos Bennet, 1785. 

157 II. Mary,'' b. Oct. 5, 1755, m. Ebenezer Lacey, June 3, 1773. 

158 III. Jemima," b. Nov. 25, 1757, m. Eldad Baker, 1774. 

159 IV. LoveweU,'' b. April 13, 1760. 

160 V. Silence," b. April 24, 1762. 

161 VI. Lyman,«b. Jan. 26,1766. 
1G2 VII. Abigail, bap. May 19, 1771. 

163 VIII. Truman," bap. June 19, 1774. 
Nathan^ (68) had 

164 I. Concurrence,'"' bap. June 1, 1749, m. Sraedley, 1737. 

165 II. Sarah," bap. Oct. 21, 1750 ; m. 

166 III. Abijah," bap. May 17, 1752. 

167 IV. Eunice," b. Feb. 18, 1754. 

168 V. Annis,s b. Feb. 18, 1754, m. Abel Wakelee, March 15, 
1785. 

169 VI. Ann," bap. Feb. 8, 1756. 

170 VII. Nathan," bap. Aug. 20, 1758. 

171 VIII. Wait," bap. Feb. 24, 1760. 

172 IX. Patience," bap. Jime 5, 1768. 

173 X, Sylva," bap. March 5, 1769. 

174 XL Electa," bap. Nov. 2, 1777. 
Gideon^ (66) had 

175 I. Andrew," b. March 4, 1753, d. unm. 

176 IL Molly," bap. Oct. 20, 1754. 

177 in. Graham," bap. March 27, 1757. 

178 IV. Love," bap. Sept. 9, 1759, m. Phineas Chapin, of Salisbury. 

179 V. Gideon," bap. June 14, 1761, was killed in the Revolution, 
at the age of 17. 

180 VL Abigail," bap. Oct. 3, 1763, m. Joseph Root. 

181 VII. Chauncey," bap. 1765, went Avest. 

182 VIII. Sarah," bap. 1769, m. Evits Moody, of Washington, Ct. 
}^i IX. Isaiah," bap. April 21, 1771, m. Eunice Minor. 

184 X. William," bap. June 20, 1 773, m. Mabel Root. 

185 XL Eunice," bap. Oct. 22, 1775, m. Dea. Gideon Smith, of 
Salisbury. 

186 XII. Ruth," bap. Nov. 30, 1773. 
Amos' (67) had 



576 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

187 I. Gideon,«bap. Nov. 13, 1757, d. Nov. 29, 1759. 

188 II. Zuba/ bap. Dec. 31, 1758. 
Peter^ (81) had 

}§, I. AsaheVbap. Dec. 30, 1747, m. Rebecca Blakesley, 1776 ; he 
died 1807. 

190 11. Solomon," b. Dec. 25, 1750. 

191 III. Sarah," b. July 15, 1753. 
19-2 IV. Abigail," b. Jan. 15, 1755. 

193 V. Justice,6 b. March 25, 1757, d. 1780. 

194 VI. Olive," b. Aug. 13, 1759. 

195 VII. Lois." 
David^ (82) had 

196 I. Curtis," b. Nov. 13, 1751, m. Capt. James Judson's daugh- 
ter Abigail, and had several sons and daughters, Judson Hard, now 
living in Roxbury, being one of them. He died Mai'ch 11, 1 831, and 
his wife died Aug. 14, 1818. 

197 11. Ann," b. April 2, 1754. 

198 III. David," b. Jan. 17, 1758, d. 1793. 

199 IV. Esther," b. Jan.23, 17G0, m. Moses Hnrd, 1780. 

200 V. Jonas," died 176G. 

201 VI. James," b. April 25, 1768. 
Thaddeus^ (87) had 

202 I. Mabel," bap. Jan. 1, 1764. 

203 II. Annie," bap. July 20, 1766. 

204 III. Russel," bap. May 12, 1771, m. Ruth Mitchell, May 30, 
1792. 

205 IV. Eunice," bap. May 12, 1771, m. Japhet Collins. Feb. 23. 
1790. 

206 V. Lydia," bap. Dec. 31, 1773, d. May 3, 1777. 

207 VI. Thaddeus," bap. July 9, 1775. 

208 VII. Lydia," bap. May 2, 1777. 

209 VIII. Reuben," bap. Sept. 27, 1778, m. Clemenoe Camp, July 
28, 1796. 

210 IX. Justus," bap. June 15, 1788. 
Zadoc^^ (91) had 

211 L Esther," bap. March 9, 1755. 

212 II. Lois," bap. April 23, 1757; m. Joel Linsley. 

213 in. Olive," bap. April 23, 1757 ; m. Abial Linsley. 

214 IV. Mary," bap. Jan. 11, 1761. 

215 V. Nancy," bap. Jan. 8, 1763. 

216 VL Anna," bap. Sept. 16, 1764. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURT. 577 

217 VII. Solomon," bap. Sept. 25, 1768. 

218 Vni. Zadoc,«bap. Oct. 21. 1770. 
Noah^ (98) had, 

219 I. Currence," bap .June 8, 1760 : m. John A. Norton, Sept. 15, 
1778. 

220 II. Elizabeth,^ bap. May 10, 1767. 
Adam^ (101) had, 

221 I. Sarah,*= bap. Oct. 20, 1776. 

222 II. Mary,« b. Jan. 18, 1778. 
Isaiah" (183) liad, 

223 I. Gideon H.," bap. Nov. 11, 1798. 

224 II. Marcus," bap. March 4, 1800. 

225 in. Horace," bap. May 31, 1801 ; m. Roxa Minor. Nov. 9, 
1827. 

226 IV. Burr," bap. May 22, 1803. 

227 V. Diah," bap. Feb. 17, 1805. 
WiUiams (124) had, 

228 I. Benjamin S.,' b. July 29, 1783. 

229 II. David," b. Dec. 26, 1784. 

230 III. Charity," b. July 3, 1790. 
AsaheP (189) had, 

231 I. Amos." 

232 II. Chloe.^ 

233 III. Rebecca.' 

234 IV. Sarah." 



HULL FAMILY. 

The name of Hull was an early name in Connecticut, as it is found 
that George Hull, of "Windsor, surveyed Wethersfield in 163G, deputy 
in 1639, was magistrate, and often member of the General Court. 

John Hull, of Windsor, came fi-om Dorchester : was committee of 
the General Court in 1 637-8-9. He married Elizabeth Loomis, of 
Windsor, in 1641. 

There was a Josiah Hull, at Hartford, in 1641. 

For the following account of this family, I am indebted to Lauren ? 
Hull, M. D., of Angelica, N. Y. 

From the best information that I have been able to obtain, the firs 
39 



578 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

persons of the name of Hull, who came to this country, were from 
Derbyshire, England. One of the name settled at Derby, one at 
Cheshire, and another at Stonington. 

The grandfather of Capt. Joseph Hull, of Huntington, the father of 
Commodore Isaac Hull, of the U- S. navy, and brother of Gen. Wm. 
Hull, also four others, named Samuel, Isaac, Levi and David, was 
the ancestor of the Derby family. His name was Joseph, which was 
the name of his son and grandson. 

Of the Cheshire family of Avhom I have any reliable information, 
were three brothers, Zepheniah, John and Amos. Doct. Zepheniah 
Hull was born at Cheshire, in the year 1728 ; m. Hannah Cook, 
March 18, 1749, and probably was induced to remove to Bethlem by 
the Rev. Dr. Bellamy, Avith whom a close intimacy and warm friend- 
ship existed until death separated them. Doct. Hull and his wife 
both died Nov. 10, 1760. While living, they had ch., 1. Lydia, b. 
Dec. 22, 1749, d. Feb. 21, 1750; 2. Titus, b. March 25, 1751 ; 3. 
Lydia, b. Jan. 23, 1753, m. Joseph Judson, Nov. 21, 1769, by whom 
she had four children, Mr. Judson d. and she m. 2. Amasa Clark, 
of Cheshire ; 4. Andrew, b. Dec. 8, 1754, resided with his great- 
grandfather on his mother's side, from whom he received an estate, 
on which he continued to reside until his death ; 5. Hannah, b. Jan. 
28, 1757 ; d. Nov. 16, 1760 ; 6. Sarah, b. May 17, 1759, d. same 
time of her sister Hannah. 

Titus, the eldest of the surviving children, lived with an uncle at 
Cheshire six or seven years, studied medicine with Doct. Seth Bird, 
of Litchfield, settled in Bethlehem on the farm owned by his father, 
and resided there until 1805, then removed to Danbury, from whence 
he went to the state of New York in the fall of 1807. He m. in 1772, 
Lucy Parmclee, dau. of Jonathan Parmelee, of Chatham, by whom 
he had two ch., both of whom d. in infancy, and Mrs. Lucy in Nov., 
1776. In 1778, he m. Mrs. Olive Parmelee, widow of Abram Parm- 
elee, of Goshen, her mother being a descendant of the Strong family, of 
Northampton, Mass. By this second marriage, his ch. were, 

1. Laurens, b. June 6, 1779, m. Dorcas Ambler, of Bethlem, in 
1803, and had six sons and three daughters, of whom three sons and 
two daughters are now living; 2. Althea, b. Aug. 18, 1780, is now a 
widow, has six sons and a daughter; 3. Charles, b. Jan. 4, 1782, be- 
came a physician, practiced his profession in Oneida co., N. Y., and 
d. there in 1833, leaving a son and three daughters, all m.; 4. Betsey 
M., Sept. 17, 1783, m. twice, and has one daughter now living; 
5. Eiias, b. April 3, 178G,has two ch., and now resides in Alabama : 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 579 

6. Lucy Olive, b. Aug. 23, 1788, m. Oct. 17, 1807, Ezra Starr, of 
Danbury, and d. Aug. 25, 1813, leaving two daughters, both m., in 
Angelica, N. Y.; 7. Olive E., b. March 13, 1790, m. Col. Elijah 
Morse, of Eaton, had two sons and a daughter. She d. in 1834; 8. 
Andrew C, b. Oct. 28, 1792, m., 1818, Betsey Morse, of Eaton, had 
six sons and five daughters ; 9. Leverett, b. Dec. 3, 1796 ; ni. 1. 
Julia Scovill, of Salisbury, Conn., in 1827. She d. Dec. 29, 1828. 
2. Sarah Lord, of Rome, N. Y., who is noAV a widow, with three sons 
and two daughters. Mr. Hull d. Sept. 3, 1852; 9. Rufus Lewis, d. 
in childhood. 



HOTCHKISS FAMILY. 

David Hotchkiss settled in "Woodbury about 1740. He m. Sub- 
mit, dau. of Lsaac Hill, Nov. 10, 1748. She d. March, 1756. Their 
ch. were, 1. Sibil, b. May 29, 1749, m. Simeon Taylor in 1773 ; 2. 

David, bap. Jan. 20, 1751 ; 3. Huldah, b. April IG, 1752, m. 

Yale ; 4. Eliza, b. Feb. 3, 1754, m. 1. Jesse Munger, 2. Hine ; 

5. Reuben, b. March 8, 1756, m. Thankful Minor in 1783, d. June 
27, 1834, and his widow d. May 4, 1842. Issue as follows : 

1. Jerusha, b. April 25, 1784, d. June 1, same year; 2. Jerusha, 
b. June 20, 1785, m. Judson Morris in 1813 ; 3. Josiah, b. Nov. 4, 
1787 ; 4. Harvey, b. Feb. 13, 1790, d. Sept. 15, 1793 ; 5. Betsey, b. 
July 16, 1792, d. Nov. 8, 1822; 6. Reuben Harvey, b. June 11, 
1794 ; 7. David, b. Nov. 5, 1796; 8. Gervase, b. July 2, 1801 ; 9. 
Ruth, b. Dec. 16, 1803, d. Oct. 24, 1820. 

Josiah, son of Reuben, m. Betsey Brothwell, Oct. 19, 1809, and 
had, 1. Jennette D., b. March 28, 1811, m. James Judson, Jun., July 
1, 1833 ; 2. Margaret L., b. Dec.[7, 1816, m. John N. Sherman, July, 
1838; 3. William B., b. Nov. 2, 1819, m. Rebecca Crafts, June 6, 
1843, and his ch. are Lydia T. C, b. July 3, 1846 ; Wilham Josiah, 
b. Jan. 6, 1850 ; Chauncey Crafts, b. Oct. 28, 1852. 

Reuben H., m. 1. Sally Root, Dec. 13, 1820. She d. July 19, 
1835 ; 2. Elizabeth M. Comstock, Oct. 26, 1836. His ch. are, 1. 
Ruth Elizabeth, b. Oct. 1, 1821, m. Monroe C. Sherman, May 9, 
1849 ; 2. Arvesta A., b. April 5, 1829, m. John Woodward, Sept. 15," 
1853 ; 3. Sallie R., b. July 16, 1835. 

David, m. Rachel Norton, Feb. 12, 1824, who d. Jan. 17, 1851. 
He m. 2. Julia M. Howard, March 25, 1852. Ch., Elizabeth, b. 



580 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURT. 

April 12, 1825, d. Dec. 22, same year; Ralph N., b. May 29, 1826, 
d. Nov. 23, 182G. 

Gervase, m. Sarah Cogswell, April 25, 1848. Their children are, 
Mary T., b. March 11, 1849 ; Sary A., b. Aug. 1, 1850 ; Julia H., b. 
Jan. 24, 1852. 



HUKLBUT FAMILY. 

The Hurlbut family in Connecticut commences with Thomas Hurl- 
but, who Avas one of the garrison at Saybrook fort in 1636, and set- 
tled at Wethersfield about 1640. Thomas and Joseph, the first of 
the name in Woodbury, were probably his descendants, and appear 
in the list of its inhabitants about the year 1680. 

The ch. of Thomas were, 1. Jemima, bap. Aug., 1680 ; 2. Jerusha, 
bap. April, 1681-2; 3. Thomas, bap. Dec, 1684; 4. Gideon, bap. 
Aug., 1688, This is all that the records show of this family. Whether 
they emigrated from here, or what became of them, is at present un- 
known. 

Joseph's wife Mary d. Feb. 2, 1712. His ch. were, Joseph, John, 
Sarah, (adults,) bap. Aug., 1697 ; also, Cornelius, Jonathan, Rebecca, 
(adults,) bap. March, 1705 ; Mary, bap. April, 1705, m. .Josiah Mi- 
nor, July 6, 1715 ; Phebe, bap. April, 1705, m. Josiah Walker, Dec. 
24, 1719. 

Joseph, Jr., m. Mary Castle, May 17, 1698, and d. 1729. His ch. 
were, 

I. Joseph, bap. April, 1699, d. young. II. Joshua, who m. Com- 
fort , and d. Aug. 22, 1742, " by the supposed bite of a serpent." 

Ch., 1. Daniel, bap. July 11, 1725, m. and had Truman, bap. April 
11, 1750 ; Wait, bap. March 29, 1752 ; Philo, bap. March 24, 1754 ; 
Daniel, bap. Sept. 24, 1758 ; 2. Rebecca, bap. Oct., 1726 ; 3. Ann, 
bap. June 9, 1728 ; 4. Esther, bap. Oct. 4, 1730, m. Daniel Hurd, 
1749 ; 5 .Jerusha, bap. June 24, 1733 ; 6. Joshua, bap. Feb. 6, 1737 ; 
7. Elijah, bap. Oct. 8, 1738, m. Sarah Rogers in 1761, and had 
Phebe, bap. July 8, 1764 ; 8. Prudence, bap. Nov. 29, 1741. III. 
Joseph, bap. 1704, d. 1775, leaving a wife. Thankful, and ch., 1. 
Martha, bap. June 4, 1738; 2. Joseph ; 3. Mercy, who m. Gil- 
bert ; 4. Rachel, dec'd, wife of Ingerham. IV. Mary, b. Sept. 16, 

1706, m. Scott. V. Elizabeth, bap. Sept., 1709, m. Ebenezer 

Warner, 1729. VI. Hellenah, b. May 7, 1712. VII. Moses, b. 
Aug. 26, 1714, d. 1763, had a wife, Rebecca, and ch., 1. Adam, bap. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 581 

Oct. 24, 1736, ra. Benedict, and had 1. Augustine, bap. Dec. 

18, 1763 ; 2. Mabel, bap. Oct. 8, 1738, m. Elijah Benedict, 1763 ; 
3. Israel, bap. May 18, 1740, and by his wife Jerusha, had Avis, b. 
Nov. 11, 1762; Curtis, b. May 2, 1764; Israel, b. Jan. 31, 1766; 
Jerusha, b. Jan. 5, 1768 ; 4. Rebecca, bap. Oct. 4, 1745, lu. Josiah 
Bronson, 1767; 5. Deborah, bap. .June 21, 1747, d. young; 6. Deb- 
orah, bap. April 19, 1752 ; 7. Moses ; 8. Abraham. VIII. Pru- 
dence, bap. Dec. 1, 1716. IX. Aaron, bap. April, 1719, d. 1791 ; 
his wife d. 1790. Ch., 1. Elizabeth, bap. Nov. 29, 1739 ; 2. Jemima, 
bap. April 20, 1744, d. young ; 3. Joshua, bap. Nov. 9, 1745 ; 4. 
Jemima, bap. April 30, 1749 ; 5. Aaron, bap. June 14, 1752, m. and 
d. before 1811, as his widow d. that year; 6. Abigail, bap. Sept. 4, 
1757, m. Eli Stoddard, Dec. 24, 1772. X. Caleb, bap. July 8, 1722, 
m. Mary Bartholomew, 1743. XL Benjamin, b. Nov., 1724, m. 
Ruth Hurlbut, 1758. 

John, second son of Joseph, m, Mercy , who d. March 6, 

1717; he d. Sept. 27, 1737. Ch., 1. Patience, b. Sept. 20, 1705. 
II. Nathan, b. Oct. 24, 1707, m. Sarah Castle, April 13, 1730, and 
had, 1. Nathan, b. Feb., 1733; 2. John, bap. 1735; 3. Isaac, bap. 
Nov. 10, 1740; 4. Achsah, bap. Oct. 1, 1743; 5. Ilepsabah, bap. 
April 6, 1746, d. 1747. III. Salmon, b. May 19, 1710, and had, 1. 
Tabiatha, b. Nov., 1732, m. Seth Castle, 1752 ; 2. Salmon, b. Oct., 
1734, m. Ann Everett, 1758; 3. Samuel, bap. May 15, 1737; 4. 

Mercy,- bap. Feb. 15, 1740, m. Isbel, 1760; 5. Phebe, bap. 

June 20, 1742. IV. Experience, b. Aug. 12, 1712, d. young. V. 
Experience, b. Dec. 31, 1713. VI. Mercy, b. Aug. 26, 1716. 

CorneUus, third son of Joseph, d. 1751 ; had issue by his wife Sa- 
rah, as follows : I. Gamaliel, b. Dec. 20, 1714. II. Mercy, bap. 
April, 1717; III. Keziah, bap. March 8, 1719. IV. David, b. 
March 10, 1721, m. Hannah Sanford, June 27, 1745, and had, 1. Sol- 
omon, b. March 21, 1750; 2. Hannah, bap. Sept. 15, 1754; 3. Ma- 
bel, bap. May 15, 1757; 4. David, bap. March 15, 1761. V. Han- 
nah, b. July 15, 1723, d. June 6, 1752. VI. Noah, bap. June 7, 
1730. VII. Timothy, b. Feb. 13, 1731. VIII. Sarah, bap. Sept. 
5, 1733. IX. Ruth, bap. June 15, 1735. 

Jonathan, fourth son of Joseph, d. 1767, and his wife Mary, Dec. 

20, 1727. Hem. 2. Mary , Dec. 11, 1728. Ch., I. Eunice, b. 

Oct. 24, 1713. II. Consider, b. July 14, 1716, m. Patience Hawley, 
March 25, 1742, and had, 1. Desire, b. May 20, 1743 ; 2. Lucy, 
bap. Aug. 11, 1746, d. 1750; 3. Annis, bap. July 5, 1747, m. Daniel 
Nichols, 1767 ; 4. Lucy, bap. Jan. 17, 1753 ; 5. Zadoc, bap. Aug. 



582 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

2, 1755 ; 6. Asahel, bap. July 24, 1757 ; 7. Abel, bap. Sept. 23, 
1759; 8. Consider H., bap. Nov. 19, 1764, d. 1792; 9. Orphana, 
bap. Dec, 1766. III. Gideon, bap. March 8, 1719, m. Emblem 
Garlick, June 23, 1742, and had, 1. Gideon, b. April 5, 1744, m. 
EUzabeth Judson in 1767, and had Daniel, b. July 19, 1768 ; Eliza- 
beth, b. Feb. 28, 1773 ; a son b. Aug. 15, 1774 ; Gideon, b. April 

16, 1776. IV. Jonathan, bap. May 23, 1722, d. young. V. Eben- 
ezer, bap. May 23, 1722, m. Comfort Baker, Aug. 8, 1765. Ch., 1. 
Ebenezer, b. April 25, 1767, m. Philena Bates, 1792 ; 2. Jesse, b. 
March 20,1769. VI. Zadoc, b. Feb., 1726. VII. Amos, b. Jan. 1, 
1730, and by his wife Ann, had, 1. Prudence, b. April 11, 1761, d. 
1764 ; 2. Joel, bap. Aug. 21, 1763 ; 3. Prudence, bap. Nov. 2, 1766 ; 
4. Eunice, bap. Oct. 1, 1769. VIII. Eunice, b. June 23, 1731. IX. 
Jonathan, b. April, 1733, m. Ann Hurlbut, Nov. 18, 1761, and had, 
1. Lydia Ann, bap. Dec. 29, 1765; 2. Mary, b. July 29, 1767; 3. 
Deborah, b. April 18, 1770 ; 4. Jonathan, b. Aug. 9, 1773. X. Mary, 
b. May 13, 1737, m. Eliada Pettit, 1767. XI. Thomas, bap. May 
13, 1739. XII. Robert, b. Sept. 4, 1744, m. Tamer Hurd, 1776, d. 
1784. 

The following, for want of record, are disconnected from the main 
family. 

Nathaniel Hurlbut m. 1. Patience Jenners, Oct. 19, 1708 ; 2. 
Mary . Ch., 1. Hannah, b. Aug. 20, 1709 ; 2. Lydia, b. Feb. 

17, 1712 ; 3. Experience, b. Sept. 20, 1714 ; 4. Timothy, b. July 2, 
1716; 5. Sarah, b. July 4,1719, d. June 3, 1727; 6. Nathaniel, bap. 
Nov. 17, 1728 ; 7. Sarah, bap. March 26, 1732 : 8. Merriam, bap. 
July 21, 1734; 9. Reuben, bap. Oct. 10, 1736; 10. Zacheus, bap. 
July 22, 1739; 11. Ebenezer, bap. July 12, 1741; 12. Mary, bap. 
Oct. 1, 1743 ; 13. Thaddeus, bap. Sept. 21, 1746. 

Nathaniel Hurlbut d. 1819, and his widow d. Jan. 14, 1821. Ch., 
Joel, bap. April 7, 1754 : Hannah, bap. July 18, 1756. 

Samuel Hurlbut had Gideon, bap. March 24, 1719. 

Gideon, and wife Olive, had Squire, b. April 21, 1759 ; Olive, b. 
Oct. 15, 1768. 



HISTORY OP ANCIENT TVOODBTIBT. 583 



HOLLISTER. 




Ar. a lion ramp. gu. ; on a fesse vert, a salmon naiant of the first. 
Motto — Per mare, per terras. 

The Macalister arms are given. 

The name HoUister is dei'ived, it is believed, from the eai-ly Scotch 
family name, Macalister. By successive changes and corruptions, it 
has, in New England, been reduced to its present mode of spelling. 
The name Macalister, is itself derived from Alexander, eldest son of 
Angus Mor, of the Isles. It is made up of Mac, i. e., son of, and Al- 
ester, i. e., Alexander. The present representatives of the family 
live in Loup and Kennox, Scotland. Successive derivatives, or 
modes of spelling, as Aulister, Collister, Ollistei*, and finally HoUis- 
ter, 'by the introduction of the English aspirate, are found. 

The first of the name in this country was John Hollister, probably 
from Weymouth, England, who emigrated hither about the year 
1 642, and was admitted a freeman at the General Court in Bos- 
ton, May 10, 1643. He removed, not long afterward, to Wethers- 
field, Conn., and was sent from this town as deputy to the General 
Court at Hartford, Nov. 15, 1644, also in 1654 and 1656. He was 
frequently a juror, and was a lieutenant in the militia. He differed 
in sentiment from his pastor, Mr. Russell, and in consequence of the 
controversy which arose in relation to it, he was excommunicated. 

After the death of the leading ministers of the first generation, 
which settled the colony, great dissensions arose in the churches at 
Hartford and other places, in regard to church membership, disci- 
pline, and baptism. A part of the church at "Wethersfield, interested 
themselves in the dispute at Hartford, and became much divided and 
contentious. What the precise nature of the controversy was. Cotton 
Mather says it was difficult, even at that time, to tell ; and Trumbull, 
in his History of Connecticut, bears testimony to the same fact. It 
was supposed to involve some vital point of Congregationalism, Rev. 



584 HISTORY OP ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

Mr. Stone, of Hartford, taking the Presbyterian, and his ruling elder, 
Mr. Goodwin, the Independent view of the subject. Mr. Russell, 
so far as we can judge from his practice, seems to have held substan- 
tially the views of Mr. Stone ; for in keepmg with Mr. Stone's defini- 
tion of Congregationalism — " A speaking aristocracy in the face of a 
silent democracy" — Mr. Russell proceeded to excommunicate Lieut. 
Hollister, in 165 6, from his church, privately as would seem, or at 
least without the usual notice and trial, and afterward refused to give 
the reasons for this act, or a copy of the charges, when demanded by 
Mr. Hollister. Lieut. Hollister brought the matter before the Gen- 
eral Court, of which he was a member, and obtained an order that 
Mr. Russell should give the reasons which dictated the course he had 
pursued. No record of the reasons, nor of any action upon them, is 
known to exist. Mr. Hollister and nine other members of the church 
in Wethersfield, had preferred a petition to the General Court, in 
Aug., 1658, charging Mr. Russell, in some matter in which he had 
been called to testify, with having taken " a grevious oath, acknowl- 
edged by himselfe to bee ambiguous, rash and sinfull — and what more 
may be made evident," urging that they " are afrayd to venture 
[their] soules under his ministry," asking that they "may use their 
liberty" in procuring another minister, " faithfull in the administra- 
tions of the Gospell and unoffencieue in his conversation."' At the 
next session of the General Court, in March of the next year, Lieut. 
Hollister procured the order before referred to.^ From this and from 
various other facts, it seems i*easonable to infer that he was excom- 
municated, not for any defect of moral or religious character, but in 
consequence of this controversy. The court did not grant liberty to 
get another minister, but censured Mr. Russell for carelessness, advi- 
sed him to speak more plainly in future, and that " both parties should 
walk lovingly together." After granting the order before referred 
to, censuring Mr. Russell for his course in the excommunication, and 
recommending the " issuing of their sad differences," no further refer- 
ence to the matter anywhere appears. As Mr. Russell removed to 
Hadley, Mass., in 1659, a year later, with his friends, it is probable 
that this ended the controversy.^ He was a leading man in his town 
and in the colony. He had two brothers, Joseph and Thomas, who 

1 Trumbull's Col. Rec, p. 319. 

2 Trumbull's Col. Rec, p. 330. 

3 For many of the facts in this sketch I am indebted to Rev. Dr. A. B. Chapin, and 
Charles Hollister, Esq., of South Glastcnburv. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURT. 585 

also settled in Wetliersfield. The former was also a leading man in 
the town ; was a juror in 164:4, and deputy for several sessions to the 
General Court, and held many offices of trust. We have no account 
of Thomas. Lieut. John died in 1665. 

The descendants of the first John HoUister are numerous, widely 
scattered, and bear a great diversity of names. Among them are Dr. 
Avery J. Skilton, of Troy, a descendant of Elizabeth, daughter of 
John Hollister, Jr., who m. Dr. Steele, of Kensington, and had Elijah 
Steele, of "Watertown, who had Chloe, that m. James Skilton, father 
of Dr. Avery J. Skilton. A large number of this lineage have been 
educated and prominent men, and filled the learned professions with 
honor. J'^o less than twenty-two of this name were soldiers of the 
Revolution from the single town of Glastenbury. 

John, Sen.,^ made his will, Jan. 1, 1665, and it was presented for 
probate, April 3, of the same year. Children, 
I I. John,2b. 1642; d. 1711. 

3 II. Stephen,^ m. Abigail ; d. 1709. 

4 III. Thomas,^ m. Elizabeth Latimer ; d. 1701. 

5 IV. Joseph,- d. unmarried, 1674. 

6 V. Lazarus,- d. 1709. 

7 VI. Mary.^^ 

8 VII. Sarah,= m. 1. Rev. Hope Atherton, Hatfield, 1674; 2. 
Timothy Baker, 1678 or '9. 

John, Jun.,- (2) m. Sarah, daughter of "Wm. Goodrich, Jan.., 
in 1667. Children, 

9 L John,"b. 1669; m. Abia , 1693; d. 1741. 

\l IL Thomas,'^ b. 1672; d. 1741 ; m. Dorothy . 

11 III Joseph,^ b. 1674; m. Ann , Nov. 27, 1694. 

12 IV. Sarah,^ b. 1676; m. Benjamin Talcott, 1698; d. 1715. 

13 V. Elizabeth,^' b. 1678; m. Dr. Joseph Steele, 1715 

14 VL David,^ b. 1681 ; d. 1753. 

15 VIL Ephraim,^ b. 1624; m. Elizabeth Greene, 1707. 

16 VIIL Charles,'' b. 1686. 

Thomas^ (10) m. Dorothy, daughter of Joseph Hill, 1695. 
Children, 

17 I. Josiah,* b. June 7, 1696 ; m. Martha, daughter of Wm. Mil- 
ler, Jan. 28, 1718. 

18 II. Dorotliy,^ b. Oct. 17, 1697 ; m. Abraham Fox, Jan. 3, 
1717. 

^ IIL Gideon," b. Sept. 23, 1699. 

40 



586 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURT. 

20 IV. Charles/ b. July 26, 1701 ; m. Prudence, daughter of 
John Francis, April 5, 1729. 

21 V. Elizabeth,^ b. Dec. 17, 1703 ; m. William Miller, Oct. 14, 
1712. 

22 VI. Hannah," b. Dec. 26, 1705; d. Oct., 1712. 

23 VII. Thomas," b. Jan. 13, 1707. 

24 VIII. Ruth," b. Oct. 13, 1710 ; m. Nehemiah Smith. 

25 IX. Rachel," b. July 27, 1712; m. Joshua Talcott. • 

26 X. Hannah," b. Feb. 16, 1714, m. Wm. House. 

27 VI. Elisha." 

Gideon," (19) b. Sept. 23, 1699, m. Rebecca Sherman, March 28, 
1823, dau. of Jonathan Sherman, son of Joseph, who was the son of 
Capt. John of Watertown, Mass., the latter being the cousin of Rev. 
John Sherman of the same place. This Rebecca was first cousin of 
Roger Sherman, signer of the Declaration of Independence. Gid- 
eon Hollister was drowned in a river in Stratford, May 10, 1725, 
before the birth of his second child. His widow removed to Wood- 
bury, and m. Isaac Judson, Nov. 22, 1731. Children, 

28 I. Sarah,* b. Nov. 10, 1723, m. Elijah Judson, April 28, 1740. 
i II. Gideon,' b. Sept. 21, 1725. 

Capt Gideon^ (29) m. 1. Esther Preston, Dec. 3, 1750, who 
d. Sept. 14, 1751, nine days after the birth of her son Pres- 
ton; m. 2. Patience Ilurd, Dec. 6, 1759. He d. Dec. 30, 
1812, aged 87. His wid. d. Jan. 15, 1822, aged 81. 
30 I. Preston,^ b. Sept. 5, 1751 ; m. Patience Mitchell, March 2. 
1775; was killed in Canada, in an expedition at the commencement 
•of the Revolution. Children, 
II II. Gideon," b. Jan. 13, 1761. 

32 III. Anne," b. July 1.3, 1770; m. Sam'l Baker, Nov. 2, 1784. 

33 IV. Abner," b. Jan. 16, 1769; m. Miriam Ward. She d. 
April, 1817, aged 47. 

34 V. Esther," bap. May, 1770; m. Elijah Hazcn, Jan. 25, 1781. 

i VI. Preston Sherman," ) , -.^ i n i— o 

36 vTr ci i:> * fi -bap. b eh. 11, l/<8. 
^0 VJl. Shei-man Preston,' ) ' ' 

Gideon" (31) m. Currence Hicoek, Nov. 28, 1782. He d. 

Jan. 2, 1835, aged 74. She d. May 1, 1845, aged 80. Ch., 

37 I. Marilla,- b. July 4, 1784 ; m. Andrew Iline, Esq., May 10. 
1803. 

fs IT. Gideon,^ b. Feb. 2, 1792. 
t HI. Truman,^ b. Dee. 5, 1803. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 587 

Dea. Preston Sherman^ (35) m. Lois Ford, Dec. 27, 1803. 
He d. June 10, 1850, aged 72. 

40 I. Mary Ann Esther, bap. 1818; m. Merit Beach, Nov. 6, 
1844. 

Sherman Preston" (3G) m. Sally Ford, Nov. 29, 1798. She 
d. Jan. 11, 1850, aged 72. Children, 

41 I. Laura M.,' bap. 1803 ; m. Joseph C. Calhoun, May 15, 1827. 

42 IL Clarissa,'' bap. Jan. 2, 1806; m. Asahel floUister, Dec. 4, 
1817. 

43 IIL Preston S.,' bap. 1809. 

44 IV. Samuel Ford," bap. June, 1813. 

45 V. Austin,' bap. 1816. 

Gideon" (38) m. 1. Harriet Jackson, Nov. 1815. She was 
b. Dec. 18, 1795, d. Nov. 30, 1844; ra. 2. wid. Lydia J. 
Minor, Nov. 4, 1846. Children, 
f, Gideon Hiram,« b. Dec. 14,. 1817. 

47 Laura MariUa,^ b. Jan. 2, 1822 ; m. George Drakely, Nov., 1844. 
*^ David F.,^ b. March 31, 1826. 

Truman' (39) m. Jeanette Smith, Jan. 4, 1827. Children, 

49 Burr,^ bap. 1838 ; Seth,* bap. 1835 ; Sophia'^ aod Lora.» 

Sherman HoUister, also, had 4 children ; Franklin, George, 
Abigail L. and Zeruiah, bap. 1832 ; Hubert and Lewis, 
bap., 1843; Preston HoUister, has had, Sarah Irene, bap. 
1834 ; Fitz Greene, bap. 1837 ; ^Yalter, bap. Nov. 1, 1839, 
d. June 19, 1843 ; Clarence, bap. Nov. 4, 1842, and Arthur, 
bap. 1847. 

Gideon Hiram,** (46) a lawyer residing at Litchfield, m. Mary 
S. Brisbane of Charleston, S. C, June 3, 1847. She was 
b. at Charleston, June 14, 1828. Child, 

50 Abbot Brisbane," b. Aug. 5, 1850. 

David F,^ (48) a lawyer residing at Salisbury, Conn., m. 
Mary E. Jackson, Sept. 23, 1852. She was b. May 2, 
1830. Child, 

51 Harriet Lydia," b. Aug. 13, 1853. 



JUDSON FAMILY. 

William Judson' came from Yorkshire, England, in 1634, with his 
family. He brought with him three sons, viz. (2) Joseph," (3) Jere- 
miah,- and (4) Joshua. He lived four years at Concord, Mass., and 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

removed thence to Stratford, Conn,, at its first settlement in 1639, 
where he resided upon the south-west corner of a hill, called " Meet- 
ing House Hill." He did not reside there long, but went to New 
Haven, where he died in 1 660. He probably had a daughter living 
there. 

Lt. Joseph,^ (2) eldest son of William, was fifteen years of age 
when his father came to New England. He lived with him at Con- 
cord, Mass., four years, removed thence to Stratford, Conn., married 
in 1644, in his 25th year, Sarah, dau. of John Porter of Windsor, 
she being 18 years of age. He was a leading man in the early days 
of the colony, being frequently called to sustain the duties of public 
office. He d. Oct. 9, 1690, and was buried in Stratford. His wid- 
ow d. March 16, 1696. Children, 

5 I. Sarah,3 b. March 2, 1645 ; m. Edward Howel of South 
Hampton, L. I., in 1664. 

.% 11. John,=' b. Dec. 2, 1647 ; d. Jan. 12, 1709, aged 62. 

7 III. James,=* b. April 24, 1650 ; m. Rebecca Wells of Stratford. 

8 IV. Grace,=^ b. Feb. 19, 1651 ; m. Samuel Prudden of Milford. 

9 V. Joseph,^' b. March 10, 1654; d. Feb., 1678. 

10 VI. Hannah,^ b. Dec. 13, 1657; m. Samuel Wadsworth of 
Farmington. 

11 VII. Joshua,3 b. Dec. 3, 1658. 

12 VIII. Esther,^ b. Aug. 20, 1660; m. Benjamin Curtiss of 
Stratford. 

13 IX. Joshua,^ b. Oct. 27, 1664. 

14 X. Ruth,=' b. Oct. 27, 1664; m. Samuel Wells of Hartford. 

15 XL Phebe,=^ b. Oct. 29, 1666; d. Nov. 1, 1676. 

16 XII. Abigail,^ b. Sept. 15, 1669 ; m. Josiah Curtiss of Stratford, 
and d. Nov. 21, 1697. 

Sergt. Jeremiah" (3) m. 1. ; m. 2. wid. Catherine 

Fairchild, Nov. 8, 1675. Children by 1st marriage, 

17 I. Isaac,^ b. March 18, 1653. 

18 II. Mary ,3 b. Dec. 31, 1655. 

19 III. Elizabeth,^ b. Feb. 24, 1658. 

20 IV. Sarah,^ b. April 7, 1662. 

21 V. Martha,^ b. June 15, 1665. 

22 VI. Jeremiah,^ b. March 1, 1670. 

Joshua^ (4) lived in Stratford. Child, 

23 I. Samuel,^ b. Aug. 27, 1660. 

John' (6) was one of the original signers of the " Funda- 
mental Articles," for the settlement of Woodbury, in 1672, 



HISTORY OK ANCIENT WOODBURY. 589 

and went thither in the first company. He m. Elizabeth 
Chapman of Stamford, March 12, 1673-4. He m. 2. Han- 
nah , who d. July 23, 1 698 ; m. 3. Mrs. Mary Orton 

of Farmington, July 5, 1699. He d. Jan. 12, 1709-10. 
Children, 

^3^ I. John," b. March 12, 1675. 

25 II. Joshua," b. July 23, 1677. 

fo III. Joseph," b. Oct. 24, 1679. 

27 IV. Chapman," bap. Dec, 1681 ; d. May 8, 1700. 

28 V. Jonathan," bap. Dec, 1682. 
fi VI. Jonathan," bap. Dec, 1684. 

30 VII. Martha," bap. Dec, 1686; m. Hon. William Preston, 
June, 1705. 

31 VIII. Eliphalet," bap. Feb., 1688-9, went to Stratford. 

32 IX. Ephraim," bap. Sept., 1694, went to Stratford. 
f„ X. Isaac," b. June 3, 1700. 

'^ XL Daniel," b. Feb. 6, 1701-2. 

35 XII. Mary,^ b. April 11, 1703-4; m. Curtiss. 

Sergt. John, Jr.," (24) m. Sarah Beers of Fairfield, Sept. 28, 
1698. He d. April 6, 1722. Children, 

36 I. Sarah,^ b. Sept. 10, 1699., 

37 II. Elizabeth,^ bap. June, 1704; m. Timothy Minor, June 11, 
1729. 

38 III. Jeremiah,^ bap. Nov., 1705 ; d. young. 

39 IV. Mary ,5 b. Feb. 16, 1708; m. Stephen Terrill, Dec. 9, 
1729. 

1,1 V. John,5 bap. May, 1714. 

Lt. Joseph," (26) b. in Stratford, Oct. 24, 1679; m. Mary, 
dau. of Dea. Zechariah Walker. He d. March 22, 1758. 
Children, 

41 I. Joseph,* b. Nov. 25, 1708 ; d. Aug. 20, 1712. 

42 II. Chapman,* b. Dec 31, 1710; d. Aug. 26, 1712. 
48 III. Mary,* b. April 19, 1713. 

l\ IV. Joseph,* bap. Feb., 1715. 

45 V. Chapman,* b. Jan. 11, 1717. 

46 VI. Susanna,5 b. May 13, 1719 ; d. young. 

47 VII. Elizabeth,* b. March 4, 1721 ; m. Seth Preston ; d. Aug. 
16, 1814, aged 93. 

1^ VIII. David,* b. March 2, 1723. 
« IX. Nathan,* b. Feb., 1725. 
iTi X. Samuel,* bap. Nov. 9, 1727. 



590 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

51 XI. Susanna/ bap. Oct. 11, 1730 ; m. Enos Mitchell, June 4, 
1750. 

,t, XII. Joshua/ b. Dec. 14, 1732. 

Jonathan^ (29) m. Mary, dau. of Dea. Matthew Mitchell, 
Aug. 22, 1711. She was bap. July 1687. He d. May 16, 
1727, and she d. Feb. 9, 1743. Children, 
' f,'e I- Elnathan,^ b. May 8, 1712. 

54 II. Abigail,^ b. Oct. 30, 1714; m. John Nichols, Nov. 6, 1735. 

fl III. Elijah,^ b. Dec. 15, 1716. 

56 IV. Martha,^ b. Oct., 1718; d. unm. 

1^6 V. Elisha,^ b. July 12, 1721. 

^i VI. Peter,5 b. Aug., 1723. 

*59 VII. Jerusha,^ b. Nov., 1726; m. Joshua Gitteau. 

60 VIII. Jonathan,* b. 1728. 

Isaac" (33) m. Elizabeth Hawley, Nov. 29, 1727 ; who d. 
July 12, 1731, aged 25 ; m. 2. wid. Rebecca Hollister, Nov. 
22, 1731. He d. May 14, 1789. Children, 
fA I. James,* bap. Oct. 20, 1728. 

62 II. Hannah,* b. Feb. 24, 1730 ; m. Reuben Sherman. 
^^ III. Isaac,*b. July 5,1731. 

64 IV. Elizabeth,* b. Sept. 13, 1732 ; m. Col. Samuel Canfieldof 
New Milford. 

1^3 V. Benjamin,* b. Feb. 17, 1735. 

66 VI. Timothy,* b. April 22, 1737; m. Sarah Hooker, who was 
b. May 30, 1740, and d. July 26, 1815, aged 76. He went to Green- 
ville, Green co., N. Y. Ch., Noadiah, b. Oct. 18, 1763; William, 

b. May 23, 1770 ; Olive, b. Oct. 9. 1767, m. John ; Timothy, d. 

Sept. 10, 1821, aged 83. William m. a Miss Bushe, and had Ed- 
ward B., Russel, William, Sally, who m. a King, Esther, m. Her- 

mance, and Mary Ann, who m. Hawley ; Noadiah m. Clarinda 

Kirtland and had ch., Timothy, Charles, Sarah and Maryett, who 
m. Thomas Bebee. 

66^ VII. Rebecca,* m. Hezekiah Thompson, Esq., Oct. 1, 1761. 

67 VIII. Olive,* b. Sept. 2, 1745; m. Benjamin Bostwick of 
New Milford. 

DanieP (34) m. Abigail . He d. Dec. 29, 1766. Ch., 

68 I. Gideon,* b. July 31, 1734; d. April 8, 1745. 

69 II. Dorcas,* b. Feb. 5, 1737; m. Beebe. 

70 III. Mary,* b. May 5, 1739 ; m. Allen. 

71 IV. EUsha,* b. May 28, 1741. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURT. 591 

72 Y. David,^ b. Oct. 3, 1744; m. Chloe Allen, Feb. 13, 1771. 
had a son Gideon, b. Aug. 8, 1771. 

73 VI. Elizabeth,'^ b. May 6, 1746; m. Hurlbut. 

74 VII. Sarah,^ b. March 6, 1751 ; m. Thomas. 

John^ (40) m. Sarah . He d. in 1769. Children, 

75 I. Sarah," b. Feb. 18, 1741 ; m. Gideon Martin. 

76 II. Ann," bap. Dec. 5, 1742; m. James Minor, Dec. 12, 1776. 
^ III. John," b. Oct. 6, 1746. 

78 IV. Phebe," ra. Noah Judson, son of Elnathan. 

79 V. Hannah," b. July, 1750. 

80 VI. Susanna,« b. March 13, 1753. 
,^, VII. Seth," bap. June 15, 1755. 

Joseph^ (44) m. 1. Jerusha Sherman, Nov. 26, 1741; m. 2. 
Lydla, dau. of Doct. Zephaniah Hull, Nov. 22, 1769. Ch., 

82 I. Mary." 

83 II. Susanna," bap. Sept. 2, 1750; m. Mitchell. 

84 III. Joseph," b. April 10, 1754 ; m. Perry. Ch., Samuel, 

Jerusha and Mary, who m. Reuben Mitchell. 

85 IV. Chapman," bap. May 29, 1757 ; m. Hunt. Ch., 

Sherman, Joseph, Chapman, Rufus and Thomas. Chapman m. and 
had "William, Elizabeth, Anne and Hester. 

86 V. Zephaniah," b. Dec. 13, 1770. 

David' (48) m. Patience Mitchell, Oct. 15, 1746, who d. Sept. 
10, 1749, m. 2. Abigail . He d. Dec. 29, 1766. Ch., 

87 I. Prudence," b. Feb. 29, 1748, m. Capt. Joseph Hurd, Oct. 
15, 1766. 

88 II. Patience," b. Aug. 26, 1749. 

89 III. Solomon," d. unm. in 1789. 
,^ IV. David," b. March 9, 1755. 

91 V. Abigail," b. March 24, 1757, m. Whittlesey. 

92 VI. Daniel." 

93 VII. Charlotte," m. Shelton. 

94 VIII. Mary," m. Doctor James Stoddard, son of Israel. 

95 IX. Esther, d. unm. 

Nathan* (49) m. Damaris Sherman, July 10, 1745. He d. 
Oct. 11, 1803. She d. Feb. 18, 1760. Hem. 2. Mary Or- 
ton,who d. Aug. 24, 1813, aged 72. 

96 I. Emm,« bap. Feb. 8, 1746, m. Thomas Prentice. 

97 II. Elizabeth," bap. Jan. 20, 1748, m. Daniel Manvill. 

98 III. Esther," b. Jan. 21, 1750, m. Nathan Curtiss. 

99 IV. Damaris," b. June 27, 1752, m. Peter Gilchrist. 



,592 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

100 V. Jerusha," b. May 27, 1754, m. John Clark. 

101 VI. MabeV b. July 31, 1756, d. Sept. 12, 1756. 

102 VII. Mabel,® b. April 12, 1757, m. Stephen Galpin. 

103 VIII. Lucy," b. Feb. 13, 1760, m. Bartimeus Fabrique, Dec. 
11,1783. 

104 IX. Sabra,6 bap. July 15, 1764, m. Col. Electus Backus, of 
Greenville, N. Y. 

\fi X. Nathan Sherman," b. Nov. 1, 1765. 

106 XI. Polly or Keziah,« bap. Feb. 14, 1768, m. Basset; 

lived in Kettletown. 

107 XII. 01iver,«bap.Nov.l9, 1769. 

108 XIII. SamueVl, . oa 1770 

109 XIV. Mary,« j ^^^' ■^"°- '^^' ^' '"' m. Solomon Stoddard. 

110 XV. Oliver,^) ^ . , m. Wid. Hunt, d. Jan. 1,1823. 

111 XVI. Sarah,«j "^^P"^"^^-^'^'^^' 

SamueP (50) m. Elizabeth Baker, Nov. 12, 1755, and had eh. 
Elizabeth, Sarah, who m. Jeremiah Thomas, June 24, 1772, 
Susan, Mary and Uriel. The latter had sons, Benjamin, 
Henry, Samuel and Noah. 

Joshua'' (52) m. Ann "Walker; m. 2. Deborah Leavenworth, 
He d. in 1776. His wife survived him, m. Capt. James 
Judson, and had two children, Isaac E. and Betsey. Ch., 

112 L Joshua." 

113 II. Mary.« 

114 IIL Deborah Ann,''b. May 4, 1766, m. Phineas Smith, Esq., 
of Roxbury, and became mother of Hon. Truman Smith and others. 

115 IV. Joshua,'' b. Nov. 2, 1772, removed to Vermont, had ch.. 
Sheldon, Nathan, Edward, Harriet, Charlotte and Caroline. 

116 V. Ruth," b. April 2, 1775, m. Nathan, son of Capt. Nathan 
Stoddard. 

Capt. Elnathan"" (53) m. Rebecca, dau. of Ephraim and Re- 
becca Minor, and grand-dau. of Capt. John Minor, first set- 
tler of Woodbury, and Indian interpreter. She was b. Jan. 
30, 1712. Capt. Elnathan d. Dec. 14, 1796, aged 84 years. 
Children, 

iJI L Rev. Ephraim," b. Dec. 5, 1737. 

lif IL Thaddeus," bap. Oct. 14, 1739. 

119 HI. Mary,« bap. Oct. 18, 1741, m. Edward Pond, Nov. 7, 
1765. 

120 IV. Lt. Noah," bap. July 15, 1744, m. Phebe Judson, had 
one child, Sarah, bap. Sept. 23, 1792. He d. Nov. 22, 1827 ; his 
wife d. Dec. 28, 1799. 



HISTOKY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. oDo 

121 V. Elisba," bap. July 20, 174G. 

122 VI. Elisha/ bap. Nov. 8, 1747. Had cbildrcn, Reuben and 
Ruth. 

}^ VII. Rev. Adonirara,'' b. July 15, 1750. 

Elijah^ (55) m. Sarah IloUister, April 28, 1740, who died 
Sept. 28, 1766. He d. Jan. 10, 1798. Children, 

124 I. Martha," b. July 27, 1741, m. Adam Hurd, Nov. 17, 1775. 

125 II. Simeon," bap. July 17, 1743. 

126 III. Jonathan,*^ b. Oct. 20, 1745, had sons, Jolm and William, 
and a daughter, Mary, who m. Peck Leavenworth. 

Ig^I IV. Ciideon," b. March 8, 1748. 

128 V. Chapman,^ bap. March 11, 1750. 

129 VI. Israel,' b. Jan. 15, 1752, d. Jan. 18,1785. 

130 VII. Reuben,^ bap. Dec. 21, 1755, d. Jan. 8, 1784. 
[% VIII. PhiV bap. April 25, 1756. 

132 IX. Matthew,^ bap. Aug. 6, 1758, m. Minor, d. leaving 

one child. 

133 X. Abigail," bap. March 1, 1759. 

134 XI. Abel," b. Oct. 27, 1761. He was killed at Bridgeport. 
. 135 XII. Isaiah," b. Oct. 24, 1763, d. Aug. 24, 1796, unm. 

1!^ XIII. HoUister," b. Sept. 13, 1766. 

Elisha* (57) had children, 
i37 I. Daniel." 

138 II. John." 

139 III. David." 

140 IV. Elisha.« 
14J V. Anna." 

Peter' (58) lived in Farmington, had children, Elizabeth, 

Abia, Joshua and Ira. Abia m. Phineas Pond ; Elizabeth 

m. Sherman. 

Capt. James^ (61) m. 1. Mary Edwards, who d. Aug., 1778 ; 

m. 2. Deborah, the widow of Joshua Judson. She d. Dec. 

26, 1796; m. 3. Ann Nichols, who d. March 29, 1803. 

He d. March 12, 1807. Children, 

142 I. Sarah," b. Aug. 6, 1752, m. Jeremiah Thomas, of Salisbury. 

143 II. Abigail," b. Feb. 18, 1754, m. Curtis Hurd, of Roxbury. 
}^, III. Thomas," b. March 31, 1755. 

145 IV. Nehemiah,"b. Oct. 24, 1756, d. Oct. 11, 1757. 
"« V. Nehemiah," b. May 17, 1758. 
147 VI. Abia," bap. April 18, 1762. 



594 IIISTOKY OF ANCIENT WOODBURT. 

148 VII. Abigail,'^ b. April 13, 1763, m. Capt. Walker; went to 
Vermont ; left children. 

iZ VIII. James,«bap. Nov. 25, 1764. 

150 IX, Samuel," b. Dec. 8, 1767, m. • Judson, who d. Jan. 

2G, 1831. 

151 X. Isaac Edward," bap. Sept. 16, 1781, unm. ; resides in Al- 
bany, N. Y. 

152 XI. Elizabeth," bap. Aug. 17, 1783, m. William Judson, 
since deceased. She resides with her brother, in Albany. 

Isaac^ (63) m. Mary, dau. of Elisha Stoddard. He d. Dec. 7, 
1787. Children, 

153 1. Solonion,^ bap. Dec. 15,1751; went to Greenville, N. Y. 

154 II. Eunice,' bap. Oct. 6, 1754. 

155 III. Elizabeth," bap. Sept. 12, 1756, m. Ira Smith. 

156 IV. Mehetable,« bap. Jan. 21, 1759. 

157 V. Mary," bap. Nov. 9, 1760, m. Noah Basset. 

158 VI. Sally," bap. Dec. 12, 1762, m. Ambrose Hine. 

159 VII. Abner," bap. April 14, 1765 ; removed to Greenville, 
N, Y. 

160 VIII. Rebecca," bap. Dec. 13, 1767. 

161 IX. Agur, bap. Jan. 3, 1770. 

162 X. Matthew," bap. May 10, 1772 ; removed to Greenville. 

163 XI. Josiah." 

Benjamin* (65) m. 1. Mchetable ; m. 2. Anna Camp, 

May 4, 1763 ; m. 3. Lydia Murray, who d. Aug. 28, 1829, 
He d. Sept. 11,1811, aged 77. Children, 

164 I. Mehetable," b. May 22, 1762, m. Matthew Morris. , 

165 II. Ann," b. March 14,1764, m. L. Bostwick, of Sharon, Ct. 

166 III. Lucy," b. Aug. 5, 1765, m. Gould Camp. 

167 IV. Rev. Samuel," b. Dec. 8, 1767, m. Sarah Bartlett,of Sa- 
lem, Mass. ; children, Bartlett, Elizabeth, Sarah, Samuel and Her- 
bert. Sarah m. Rev. Mr. Cole, of Maine. Herbert lives at Stafford 
Springs House. 

a? V. Benjamin," bap. Oct. 21, 1770. 
1% VI. Asa,"b. June21, 1774. 

John" (77) m. Martha Camp, cf Milford, who d. June 10, 
1834, aged 93. He died in 1808, aged 62. Children, 
JI2 I. John.-' 

171 II. Phineas,^ m. Lucy Judd, and d. April 20, 1805, aged 24; 
no issue. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 595 

Seth' (81) m. Mary IMunn, who d. May IS, 1790. He d. 
Dec. 12, 1790. Children, 

172 I. Amos," went to Erie county, Penn. 

173 II. Mary Ann.' 

174 III. Seth,'' removed to Erie county, Penn. 

175 IV. Timothy,'' removed to Erie county, Penn. 

176 V. Sarah," m. Lyman Parmelee, of Bethlem. 

177 VI. Ashbel." 

Brigadier Gen. David'' (90) m. a niece of the Rev. Thomas 
Davies. Chiklren, 

178 I. Abigail," m. Hermanns Marshall, brother of John P. 

179 II. David,'' resides at Ogdensburg, N. Y. 

180 III. DanieV resides at Ogdensburg, N. Y. 

181 IV. Charles A.,'' m. Esther Mitchell; had two daughters, both 
deceased ; resides at New Haven. 

Nathan Sherman® (105) m. 1. Hinman, and had a child 

that died young ; m. 2. Elizabeth Preston, Feb. 28, 1801. 
who was b. Aug. 10, 1773. Mr. Judson d. Aug. 3, 1824, 
and his widow, Elizabeth, d. Feb. 22, 1841. Children, as 
follows, were b. in Woodbury. 

182 I. Cornelia,^ b. Dec. 26, 1801, d. Aug. 26, 1805. 

183 II. Cornelius,^ b. April 4, 1803, d. July 10, 1826, at the Quar- 
antine Ground, Staten Island, N. Y., on his return from Alabama. 

184 III. Nathan William Ilackaliah, b. Dec. 17, 1804, m. Eliza, 
eldest daughter of John Drury, of Rhinebeck, N. Y., Sept. 8, 1831. 
She was b. Sept. 14, 1807. Their children are, Jane Maria, b. Nov. 
19, 1834, and John Drury, b. Feb. 3, 1837. This family resides at 
Rhinebeck. 

Rev. Ephraim^ (H^) son of Capt. Elnathan, m. Chloe, only 
daughter of Rev. Samuel Ellis, of Somers, Conn., July 23, 
1771. He d. Feb. 23, 1813, aged 76. He was minister at 
Norwich, Conn., Taunton and Sheffield, Mass. ; was also 
chaplain in the Revolutionary army. He had an only 
child, Ephraim Ellis,'' b. in Norwich, Oct. 10, 1775, who 
graduated at Williams College, in 1797, m. Ellen Phelps, 
of Windsor, Feb. D, 1803 ; practiced law in Sandisfield^ 
Mass., and d. March 6, 1807, leaving two children, 1. 
Ephraim,^ b. Aug. 11, 1804; resides at Windsor, unm. ; 2. 
Catherine Ellis,^ m. Barnes. 

Thaddeus® (118) ca- Ada, daughter of Phineas Camp. Ch., 

185 I. Hannah,'' m. James Judson, andd. Jan. 26, 1831. 



596 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

186 II. Esther," d. aged 28. 

187 III. EHhu.^ 

188 IV. ElnathanJ bap. Oct. 20, 1786, d. aged 30, unm. 

189 V. Noah,' bap. Oct. 20, 1 78 G, graduated at Williams College, 
d. aged 22. 

190 VI. ThaddeuP,'' bap. Oct. 20, 1786, was a lawyer at Balti- 
more, Md., d. with small pox, aged 24. 

191 VII. Parmelia,'^ bap. Oct. 20, 1786, m. Solomon Hurd, Sulli- 
van county, N. Y. 

Rev. Adoniram,^ (123) graduated at Yale College, m. Abigail 
Brown, of Tiverton, R. I., about 1784, when he was about forty years 
of age. After his son Adoniram became a Baptist, he also became 
one, and died in Scituate, Mass., Dec. 8, 1819. His children were : 
Adoniram, Elnathan, Mary and Abigail. The last Adoniram was 
the well known missionary in Burmah. He graduated at Brown 
University in 1807, and studied theology at Andover. He died 
April 12, 1850, on board the French bark L'Aristide, bound from 
Maulmain to the Isle of Bourbon. He was buried at sea, the eve- 
ning of the day of his death. His first wife was Ann Hasseltine ; 
second, Sarah Hall Boardman, widow of Rev. George Boardman, 
and his third, Emily E. Chubbuck, (Fanny Forester.) Children, by 
first, second and third wives, survive him, as does the last wife, who 
was not with him when he died, but remained at Maulmain. His 
sufferings in his last hours were very great, and among his last 
words were these : " Oh that I could die at once, and go immediately 
into paradise, where there is no pain." Perhaps no man was ever 
favored with three more amiable, lovely and intellectual wives in suc- 
cession, than Dr. Judson, The eldest daughter that survives him is 
Abby. 

His brother, Elnathan, was a physician, and settled in Baltimore, 
Md., where he died in 1829. He was, for a time, an infidel, but died 
a Christian. 

His sister, Mary, died young. 

Gideons (127) d. June 25, 1821, aged 73. Children, 
i'-J I. Elijah.' 
f^^^ II. Truman.' 

194 III. Olive,' m. Ephraim Minor. 

195 IV. Clara,' m. Abel Atwood. 

Philo« (131) m. Emm Minor, and d. Nov. 3, 1788. Ch., 

196 I. Joseph Robinson,' b. 1778, m. Sally Pond, 1804. He d. 
in 1834, and his widow d. Aug. 19, 1839, aged 61. His ch. were, 1. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURT. 597 

Burret, b. 1805, resides in Waterbury ; 2. Parmella, jb. 1807, m. 
Henry Peck, is dec'd ; 3. Laura, b. 1809, m. Silas Clark, Oct. 27, 
1836, and has Sarah P., b. 1838 ; William J., b. 1831 ; Edward S., 
b. 1847 ; 4. William S., b. 1811, resides in Ansonia, Conn ; Julia E., 
b. 1819, m. Henry Peck, and has children. 

197 II. Betsey,' bap. 1792. 

198 HI. Rev. Philo,' bap. 1792; m. Currence, dau. of David Cur- 
tiss ; has ch., and now resides at Rocky Hill, Conn. 

199 IV. Ruth Ann, bap. 1792. 

Hollister" (136) m. Esther Orton. He d. July 25, 1823, aged 
■57. His widow died Dec. 18,1849. Children, 

200 I Charles," b. Dec. 16, 1790. 

201 II. Esther Maria," b. March 26, 1795 ; m. John Leaven- 
worth. 

Daniel- (137) had, 

202 L Annie," bap. July 10, 1757. 

203 II. Esther,^ bap. March 29, 1761. 

204 III. Levi,'' bap. Oct. 9, 1763. 

205 IV. Emm,'' b. Aug. 17, 1766. 

206 V. Olive,'' b. Sept. 18, 1768. 

Thomas^ (144) m. 1. Mary Atwood, who d. Aug. 1, 1786, a. 
31; 2. Elizabeth Judson. She d. March 9, 1832, a. 72. 
He d. March 26, 1816. Ch. by first marriage, 

207 I. Rhoda,'' m. William Minor. 

208 II. Philo," lost at sea ; unmarried. 

209 III. Sylvester,'' m. widow Lois King. Ch., 1. Pierre, d. aged 
24, unm.; 2. Darwin, m. in N. Y. Ch., Mary, McEwin and James. 

Children by second marriage, 

210 IV. Henry,'' died aged eleven months. 

211 V. Maria,^ m. Harvey Morris. 

212 VI. Henry,^ m. Nancy Hard, of Bethlem; had one child, 
Henrietta G., who m. Doct. G. H. Atwood. 

213 VII. Hannah,^ m. Marcus D. Peck. 

214 VIII. Elmore,' m. Olive Atwood, and d. 

215 IX. Eliza E.,' m. Charles Jones, of Litchfield. 
Nehemiah® (146) m. 1. Anah Burton. She d. March 10, 

1813 ; 2. ; 3. . He d. Sept. 25, 1847, aged 

90. Children. 
216. I. Norman," b. Oct. 15, 1780 ; lives in Sullivan co., N. Y. 
217 II. Diana,^ b. Jan. 28, 1781 ; m. Dea. Moses-Clark. 
• 218 III Burton,' b. Feb., 1783; has a family. ' 



508 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

219 IV. Lauren," b. Feb. 24, 1785; m. Sturtevant ; d. Oct., 

1839. 

220 V. Truman,'' b. April 2, 1787 ; m. Hepsaba Lewis, and both 
d, in month of Sept., 1845, leaving children. 

221 VL Parthena," b. Oct. 1, 1790 ; m. Abner Judson, of New- 
town. 

222 VIL James," b. June G, 1792; m. Cables; resides in 

Augusta, N. Y. 

223 VIIL William,"^ b. July 12, 1795; m. Joanna Brinsmade ; 
lives in Schoolcraft, Mich. 

224 IX. Vincent," b. Jan. 2G, 1798 ; m. Sally Daily. 
James^ (I4:d) m. Hannah , who died Jan. 26, 1831. He 

d. April 10, 1852. Children, 

225 I. Edward,'^ b. 1801 ; m. Delial Abernethy ; resides in Kala- 
mazoo CO., Michigan. 

226 II. Noah," m. Ruth Porter, of Watertown, Conn. 

227 III. Elnathan," m.; lives in Richland; has children. 

228 IV. Mary,^ m. in Richland, Mich., April 4, 1853, to Isaac 
Judson, of Cleveland, Ohio. 

229 V. James,'^ m. Jennettc D., daughter of Josiah Ilotchkiss ; 
residence, Norwalk, Conn. 

230 VI. Herbert,'^ late Gen. in Texian army; lives in Yalobusha 
CO., Miss. 

281 VII. A. Bradford," m. Smith, and now resides in Mich- 

awaka, Ind. 

Dea. Benjamin*' (1G8) m. Esther, dau. of Dea. Seth Minor. 
He d. May, 1820, aged 50. Children, 
232 I. Isaac, "^ bap. July 31, 1796 ; resides in Oberlin, Ohio. 
^, IL Rev. Albert,^ b. Sept. 28, 1798 ; author of the first S. S. 
Union Question Book, &c.; d. April 4, 1839, aged 42. 

234 IIL Lydia,^ b. Sept. 13, 1801; m. 1. David S. Minor ; 2- 
Gideon Ilollister. 

235 IV. Anna,' b. Oct. 9, 1803. 

236 V. Lucy,'' b. June 9, 1805 ; m. Augustus W. Curtiss. 

237 VL Achsa,^ b. Aug. 22, 1810; m. Rev. John W. Beecher; 
resides in Vernon, N. Y. 

238 VIL Eunice,^ b. May 31, 1812; m. H. M. Hart, of Cornwall, 
Conn. 

239 VIIL Rev. Gould Camp,' b. May 18, 1815 ; residence, Ber- 
lin, Ohio. 



n I S T O II Y OF A X C I E X T WOODBURY. 599 

240 IX. Benjamin,' b. Oct. 27, 1819 ; now of Wakeman, Ohio. 
Asa^ (1G9) m. 1. Sally Minov, who d. May 15, IS'iO, aged 

42; 2. Keziah Walker. He d. April 16, 1847, aged 
73. Children, 

241 I. Rev. Everton," b. 1799 ; d. in Milan, Ohio, Aug. 20, 1848. 
No issue. 

242 II. Thalia,^ bap. July 2, 1808 ; d. Nov. 28, 1826. First per-, 
son buried in the North Cemetery. 

243 III. Rev. Benjamin Bartlett," b. Jan. 12, 1807 ; d. in Ohio, 
March 1, 1846, aged 39 ; no issue. 

244 lY. Samuel W.,' b. July 2, 1811 ; m. Almira Terrill, of New 
Milford ; d. Sept. 10, 1847 ; left a son Jeremiah, b. in 1838. 

245 V. Phebe," b. July 3, 1814 ; d. July 16, 1825. 

246 XL Lorana,' b. Sept. 3, 1816; m. B. H. Abbott; lives in 
Ohio. 

John' (170) m. 1. Elizabeth, daughter of John Mitchell. She 
d. Dec. 16, 1805, aged 26 ; 2. Jerusha, daughter of Abijah 
Mitchell, March 4, 1807. She was b. Aug. 4, 1785; d. 
May 20, 1845. He d. Aug. 14, 1849, aged 71. 

247 I. Betsey Cornelia, '^ b. April 6, 1808 ; m. Morgan Thomas, 
Feb. 27, 1828 ; d. May 2, 1834. She had Floretta E., b. Dec. 7, 
1828, d. in Michigan ; Theodore, b. Dec. 16, 1830 ; Welton, b. Aug., 
1833, d. Oct., 1833. 

248 II. Antoinette,^ b. April 27, 1810 ; m. "William Abernethy, 
May 5,1841. She d. Jan. 12, 1844, leaving a son, William J., b. 
Sept. 17, 1842. 

Z III. Phineas Alonzo," b. Jan. 28, 1813. 

250 IV. John Abijah,^ b. Feb. 17, 1815 ; d. Aug. 22, 1839. 

251 V. Theodore,'' b. March 25, 1818 ; m. Julia M. Colton, March 
11,1852. 

252 VI. Martha Emm,= b. May 4, 1822. 

253 VII. Franklin Mitchell/ b. Oct. 23, 1827 ; m. Louisa M. Sax- 
ton, Sept. 14, 1852. 

Elijah" (192.) Children, 

254 I. Herman," m. Olive Minor, who d. Sept. 30, 1846, aged 47. 

255 II. Charles," m. Charlotte Minor. Ch., Charles Gideon and 
Harriet E. 

256 III. George N.," m. Caroline Northrop. 

257 IV. Curtis," m. Alma Hill. She died of small pox, Jan. 11. 
1847, aged 29. 

258 V. Lucretia," m. John Nichols. 



600 nisTORr of ancient woodbuky. 

Truman^ (193) m. Widow Olive Wheeler, who d. June 11, 
1840, aged 66. He d. Aug. 6, 1830, aged 57. Ch., 

259 I. A son,'* who died young. 

260 II. Harriet.'^ 

261 III. Nathan,** m. Flora Ann Vining. 

262 IV. Truman," died young. 

263 V. Nancy ,*> m. Obadiah P. Northrop; d. Nov. 2, 1838, a. 29. 

264 VI. Truman,^ m. Sarah Patterson, of Roxbury. 

265 VII. Olive,** m. Robert Camp, of Middlebury. 

Rev. Albert,^ (233) of Philadelphia, was b. Sept. 28, 1799; 
He m. Mary, daughter of Oliver Burnham, Esq., of Corn- 
wall, Conn., Dec., 1829. Children, 

266 I. Oliver A., (M. D.,) b. Sept. 28, 1830; resides in Philadel- 
phia. 

267 II. William F., b. May 12, 1833. Graduated at the Univer- 
sity of Philadelphia, 1853. 

208 III. Sarah Emily, b. Nov. 25, 1838. 

Phineas Alonzo** (249) ra. Laura S., daughter of Herman 
Stoddard, Oct. 18, 1837. Children, 

269 I. Ellen Antoinette," b. July 21, 1838. 

270 II. John B.,9 b. July 1, 1842. 



JOHNSON FAMILY. 



Moses Johnson, of Stratford, had a son Moses, who was a signer 
of the original compact for the settlement of Woodbury, and came 
with the first company to the latter place. He d. Oct. 30, 1713, aged 
62, and Mary, his "aged widow," d. Dec. 31, 1747. His ch. were, 
1. Zcruiah, bap. April, 1681; 2. Rebecca, bap. July, 1684, d. Jan. 
22, 1710 ; 3. John, bap. April, 1G85-6; 4. Sarah, bap. Aug., 1688, 
d. Jan. 22, 1710 ; 5. Mary, bap. April, 1690, m. Francis Stiles, Sept. 
21, 1709; 6. Elizabeth, bap. Oct., 1691 ; 7. Moses, bap. May, 1693; 
8. vSoloraon, bap. Jan., 1694-5. 

Moses Johnson, son of Moses and Marj^ m. Prudence Jenner, July 
6, 1715. He d. 1760 ; his wife d. Sept. 22, 1780. Ch., 1. Rebec- 
ca, b. June 26, 1716, m. Samuel Wheeler; 2. John, b. March 28, 
1719 ; 3. Asa, bap. Feb. 24, 1723 ; 4. Mary, b. Feb. 20, 1724 ; 5. 
Sarah, bap, Oct. 30, 1726, m. Nathaniel Ilicock ; 6. Prudence, bap. 
Aug. 18, 1728; 7. Moses, bap. March 30, d. 1778, leaving wife, 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT "WOODBURY. 601 

Molly, and daughters Ann and Hannah. The last m. Simeon Mitch- 
ell in 1733. 

John Johnson, first son of Moses and Prudence, m. Mary Judd, Jan. 
20, 17-41. Ch., 1. Solomon, b. Feb. 21, 1743, m. SarahPlum, 1774 ; 
2. Esther, b. Jan. 4, 1746 ; 3. Jerusha, bap. Nov. 30, 1748 ; 4. Emm, 
bap. Jan. 6, 1751, m. Jehiel Franklin, Nov. 23, 1770 ; 5. Mary, bap. 
Dec. 9, 1753, m. Ebenezer Finney, 1772 ; 6. John, b. Dec. 6, 1775, 
m. Love Downs, 1777 ; 7. Jehu, b. Dec. 14, 1757. 

Asa Johnson, second son of Moses and Prudence, m. Elizabeth 
Strong, Jan. 4, 1750 ; he d. Dec. 4, 1791. His children were, 

1. Justus, b. Nov. 8, 1750 ; m. Judith Blagg, 1796. 

2. Amos,b. Feb. 23, 1753 ; m. 1. Patience Hicock, May 10,1784, 
who d. 1793 ; 2. A. Curtiss, May 6, 1795 ; and had, 

1 William, b. Sept. 4, 17S5, m. Anna Mitchel, Oct. 16, 1S08. Ch., 1. Wil- 
liam, b. Nov. 6, 1809, d. April S, ISIO : 2. William M., b. Aug. 9, 1811, went 
west; 3. Ann Maria, b. April 23, 1814, m. Elisha Wheeler, April 13, 1836 ; 4. 
Amos Minot, b. Oct. 21, 1816 ; 5. William Legrand, b. Jan. 31, 1819. 2. Eliz- 
abeth, b. May 5, 1787. 3. Sarah, b. Feb. IS, 1790. 4. Patience, b. Jan. 24, 
1793. 5. Nancy, b. Aug. 28, 1796. 6. Walter, b. Jan. 14, 1799 ; d. ISOl. 7- 
Charles, b. Dec. 15, 1800. 8. Patty, b. March 24, 1S03 ; m. Elliot Beardslee, 
Feb. 23, 1S32. 9. Walter, b. April 10, 1S05 ; m. Mary Ann Mosely, Aug. Q, 
1827. Ch., Mosely, b. Aug. 26, 1828 ; Mary, b. Jan. 10, 1832 ; Ralph, b. May 

7, 1835. 

3. Ebenezer, b. Jan. 12, 1756. 

4. Olive, b. Sept. 26, 1758 ; m. David Sanford, 1782. 

5. Moses Asa, b. July 1, 1762 ; m. Lois Guthrie, Nov. 19, 1787. 
Children, 

1. Ebenezer, b. March 3, 1791 ; m. Sally Mitchell, and had Henry, b. Nov. 

8, 1814, m. Lucinda Clark; Eliza A., b. March 29, 1819, m. the Rev. George 
P. Prudden ; 2. Asa, b. March 29, 1793; 3. Hannah, b. March 28, 1794, rn. 
William Fabrique ; 4. Thomas, b. May 8, 1798, m. Maria P. Mosely, March 
15, 1S27 ; had Truman, March 30, 1829. 

Solomon Johnson, son of Moses and Mary, m. 1. Mary Hicock. 
His house was burnt on the night of the 13th of June, 1735, and his 
wife perished in the flames. He m. 2. Hannah Noble, June 30, 1736. 
His ch. were, Gideon, b. March 11, 1725 ; Mary, b. Oct. 13, 1727, 
m. Joseph Pierce ; David, b. Aug. 22, 1730 ; Eunice, b. May 24, 

1733 ; Hannah, b. Sept. 2, 1736, m. Pierce ; Abigail, b. March 

28, 1739, m. 1. David Hicock; 2. Elizur MitcheU. 

1. Gideon Johnson, son of Solomon and Mary, m. Dorcas Hicock 
Jan. 6, 1753. Their children were, 

1. Hiram, b. March 16, 1754; m. Mary Bronson, Oct. 24, 17S2. 2. Solomon, 
b. Dec. 17, 1755 ; m. Olive Curtiss, Aug. 22, 1782 ; had ch., Laura, b. March 

41 



602 History of ancient woodbury. 

7,1784; Cnrtiss, Aug. 13, 17S6 ; Warren, b. Feb. 21, 17S8. 3. Timothy, b. 
Sept. 22, 1757. 4. Hannah, b. April 21, 1759 ; m. Silas Hicock, 1782. 

2. David Johnson, son of Solomon and Mary, m. Sarah Trow- 
bridge, Feb. 19, 1755. Children, 

Isai:ih, bap. April 11, 1756; Ruth, b. Aug. 2, 1757; Mary, bap. Oct. 30, 
1762, m. Roger Cogswell, March 12, 17c;6 ; Amarillis, bap, Feb. 24, 1765 ; Da- 
vid, Aug. 2, 1767; Cyrus Milton, bap. Oct. IS, 1772. 

The connection between the following and the preceding family 
can not be clearly traced. 

Benjamin Johnson and wife, Mary, had Asa, b. May 27, 1753 ; 
Samuel, b. Aug. 10, 1755. 

Jeremiah Johnson m. Eunice Bronson, Nov. 5, 1769 ; children, 
Polly, b. Aug. 1, 1771, m. Ely Camp, Nov. 25, 1794; Dorcas, b. 
Aug. 12, 1772 ; Lovina, b. Oct. 9, 1774 ; Clara, b. Nov. 30, 1776, d. 
April 1, 1779 ; Betsey Ann, b. April 13, 1779, m. Nathan Lake, 
May 25, 1803 ; Abel, b. Dec. 20, 1781 ; Adin, b. March 3, 1786 ; 
Eunice, b. July 15, 1788. 

Enoch Johnson m. Grace Leavenworth, Sept. 4, 1794 ; children, 
Seymour, b. May 11, 1795 ; Marshall, b. Dec. 20, 1797. 



JENNER FAMILY. 

Samuel Jenner d. 1738, and his wife Hannah, Feb. 2, 1743 ; their 
children were : 1. Hannah, bap. May, 1687-8, m. Jonathan Mitchell, 
1705 ; 2. Patience, bap. Aug., 1692, m. Elnathan Strong, April 17, 
1712; 3. Prudence, bap. Feb., 1693-4, m. Moses Johnson, July 6, 
1715; 4. Comfort, b. April 11, 1698, m. John Pierce, March 21, 
1716-17 ; 5. Samuel, b. April 20, 1703 ; 6. and 7. Nathan and Ab- 
igail, (twins,) b. April 20, 1703; Abigail m. Timothy Bronson, 1729. 

Samuel Jenner, Jr., and wife Hannah, had 1. Sarah, bap. Aug. 4, 

1728, m. Wilkinson; 2. Barbary, b. Jan. 1, 1730, m. 

Hurlbut; 3. Hannah, b. Jan. 18, 1733; 4. Richard, b. Nov. 25, 
1734, d. Jan. 12, 1788; 5. Patience, b. Feb. 7, 1737, d. 1800; 6. 
Samuel, bap. Dec. 31, 1738 ; 7. John, bap. May 10, 1741, d. 1789 ; 
8. Nathan, bap. Oct. 6, 1745 ; 9. Ruth, bap. April 19, 1747; 10. 
Stephen, bap. March 26, 1749. 



HISTORT OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 603 

KASSON FAMILY. 

James Kasson, with his father and six brothers, came from Bel- 
fast, Ireland, in 1722, landed at Boston and settled in Voluntown, 
Conn. He removed to Woodbury, about 1742, settled near the pres- 
ent line of Southbury, built a house in Bethlehem society, in 1760, 
and removed his family there the same year, where he continued to 
reside until his death, which occurred July 5, 1791. From his man- 
uscripts, we learn that in religious principle he was strictly Puritani- 
cal. His descendants are numerous, and are found in almost every 
state in the Union. The old family residence is now occupied by one 
of them, George M. Kasson, Esq. He was born in 1714, m. 1, Es- 
ther Duncan, Oct. 14, 1740, who d. Feb. 26, 1757. He m. 2. Mar- 
garet Dixon, June 8, 1758. She d. Feb. 23, 1811, aged 75. Their 
children were : 

1. Margaret, b. Sept. 3, 1741, m. Moses Knapp, Sept., 1760 ; 2. 
Jean, b. Aug. 7, 1743, d. young ; 3. Sarah, b. Aug. 20, 1745, m. 
Solomon Gurnsey, Nov. 15, 1764; 4. James, b. June 19, 1748; 5. 
George, b. Feb. 21, 1750, d. young ; 6. Adam, b. April 20, 1752, d. 
young; 7. Esther, b. May 20, 1755, m. Luke Steele; 8. Jean, b. 
Jan. 10, 1759, m. Darius Butler; 9. Olive, b. Sept. 8, 1761, m. Eli- 
zur Wheeler; 10. Adam, b. Aug. 16, 1763, m. Honor Steele, went to 
Vermont; 11. George Dixon, b. June 2, 1765; 12. Mary, b. Feb. 
19, 1768, m. Doct. Amzi Hull. 

James, Jr., m. Reliance Hatch, Jan. 16, 1771, and had I. Myron, 
b. Jan. 27, 1772, m. Betsey Hyde, went west. II. Clarissa, b. Feb. 
11, 1775, d. young. III. Lydia Ann, b. Dec. 17, 1776, d. young. 
IV. Clarissa, b. Jan. 29, 1778, m. Rev. Charles Prentice. V. Lydia, 
Dec. 8, 1779, m. Doct. Nathaniel Hall. VL Adam C, b. July 28, 
1782, m. Sally Parmalee, Nov. 27, 1818, and had 1. James T., b. 
Jan. 5, 1820 ; 2. Clarissa, b. June 1, 1823, m. Frederick L. Allen, 
Oct., 1845 ; 3. Susan L., b. Oct. 1, 1825, ra. William R. Harrison, 
March 17, 1846. VII. James, b. May 12, 1784, d. unm. VIIL 
Esther, b. May 26, 1786, m. Archibald Dixon, removed west. IX. 
Clarissa, b. April 25, 1788, d. age(J 15. X. Joseph, b. June 4, 1790, 
m. Hannah Grey, removed to Onondaga county, N. Y. XL Reli- 
ance, b. Jan. 11, 1793, m. Federal Briusmade, of Trumbull, Conn. 
XIL Theoren, b. Nov. 6, 1795, d. young. 

George Dixon, youngest son of James, Sen., m. Selina Camp, Dec. 
19, 1793, who d. Nov. 20, 1794. He m. 2. Lucy Steele, May 16, 



604 HISTORT OF ANCIENT "WOODBURY. 

1796; she d. May 19, 1808; m. 3. the Widow Deborah McCall. 
He d. June, 1828. Children, as follows : 

I. Selina, b. Nov. 7, 1794, d. 1809. 11. Emily Lucy, b. April 5, 
1797, m. Samuel M. Logan, May, 1826. HI. Edgar N., b. Feb. 19, 
1799, m. Martha P. Brown, 1832, and d. Nov., 1841 ; ch. 1. Harriet 
A., d. young; 2. Harriet Louisa, b. March 11, 1835 ; 3. Martha J., 
b. Nov. 17, 1886 ; 4. George Dixon, b. Oct. 19, 1838 ; 5. Edgar N., 
b. Feb. 19, 1841. IV. Samuel, b. April 26, 1801, m. Almira Gay- 
lord, removed to Illinois. V. George M., b. May 19, 1803, m. Lu- 
cretiaM. Turner, Dec. 9, 1824 ; ch. 1. Lucy M., b. Feb. 24, 1832 ; 
2. Eleanor M., b. Aug. 5, 1834; 3. George D., b. Sept. 18, 1836, d. 
young; 4. Deborah M., b. June 10, 1838; 5. Gertrude P., b. Sept. 
11, 1841; 6. Charlotte E.,b. Feb. 4, 1844 ; 7. Ralph W., b. Jan. 21, 
1848 ; 8. Elizabeth H., b. July 4, 1850. VI. Susan M., b. April 15, 
1805, m. Rollin R. Hill. 

William Kasson, a brother of James, also settled in Bethlehem so- 
ciety, but his descendants have all removed from the place. His ch. 
were, Elizabeth, Thomas, Jane, who m. Robert Gordon, William, d. 
young, Sarah, who m. John Gordon, Ruth, who m. James Edmonds, 
Nov. 1, 1768, and Robert. Mr. Kasson m. Elizabeth McKay, and d. 
1760. 

Dea. Archibald Kasson, another brother of James, also settled at 
Bethlehem, m. Jane Dixon. His descendants are found in that vicin- 
ity, but none of them bearing the name of Kasson. His ch. were, 
Alexander and Sarah. Alexander m. Comfort Thompson, Nov. 8, 
1767, and had 1. Daniel, m. Ruth Ann Hurd ; ch. Leverett, now re- 
siding at New Orleans ; 2. vSelina, m. Ichabod S. Prentice ; 3. Wil- 
liam, m. Irene Steele, and had Charlotte, who m. Simeon Spalding ; 
John S., who m. Catherine Crane ; INIary, d. unm. ; William and Al- 
exander ; 4. Polly. Sarah, the daughter of Dea. Archibald, died 
young. 



KNOWLES FAMILY. 



tileazer Knowles, of Stratford, was a signer of the original com- 
pact for the settlement of Woodbury, and came early to the latter 
place. He d. Jan. 31, 1731. Mary, his widow, d. Oct. 24, 1732. 
Children, as follows: 

1. Thomas, b. Dec. 26, 1683, d. without issue, Sept. 5, 1758 ; 2. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 605 

Isaac, d. young; 3. Mary, b. March 22, 1686-7, m. Samuel Sherman, 
Dec. 22, 1709 ; 4. Anna, b. Jan. 5, 1688-9, m. Noah Hinman, Feb. 
28, 1710 ; 5. Samuel, b. April 15, 1691 ; 6. Isaac, b. July 28, 1696; 
7. Elizabeth, b. March 30, 1697-8. 

Samuel, son of Eleftzer, m. 1. Huldah , who d. Feb. 1, 1727 ; 

m. 2. Elizabeth . He m. 3. Widow Mary Wooster, Oct. 28, 

1744. His children were : 

I. Eleazer, b. May 29, 1726, d. 1730. II. Thomas, bap. July 28, 
1728, m. Abigail Wooster, June 7, 1749, and had, 1. Mary, b. Sept. 
20, 1751 ; 2. Sarah, bap. July 1, 1753 ; 3. Martha, bap. June 19, 
1757. III. Huldah, b. June, 1730, m. Daniel Hicock, July 31, 1751. 
IV. Ann, b. Aug. 5, 1732, m. John Demmon, Sept. 14, 1758. V. 
Mary, b. Nov. 16, 1734, d. Dec, 1747. VI. Eleazer, b. March 22, 
1787, m. Hannah Mitchell, in 1764, and had 1. Ellen, bap. Oct. 4, 
1767 ; 2. Emma, bap. Feb. 18, 1770; 3. John, bap. June 28, 1772 ; 
4. Liberty, bap. Sept. 25, 1774, d. young ; 5. Abigail, bap. Feb. 9, 
1777 ; 6. Hannah, bap. July 2, 1780 ; 7. Esther, bap. June 16, 
1782 ; 8. Liberty, bap. Nov. 14, 1784. VIL Betty, bap. Nov., 
1739, d. Jan., 1821, unm. VIIL Mercy, bap. May 16, 1742, d. 
1771, unm. 



LINSLEY FAMILY. 




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Sa. a lion ramp. betw. eight crosses pattee fitchee ar. 

The first persons of this name who settled in Branford, came to 
that place in 1 640. The name does not appear on record, however, 
previous to 1646. Their names were John and Francis, who emi- 
grated from a place not far to the south-west of London. John re- 
mained at Branford, and Francis removed to Newark, New Jersey, 
with the followers of the Rev. Mr. Pierson, and is supposed to be the 
ancestor of those of the name in that state. 

John had a son Jonathan, who m. Dorcas Phipper, (Phippeny?) 
of Milford, Sept. 24, 1706 ; Jonathan d. May 3, 1725. He had Jon- 
athan, Samuel, Israel, Daniel and Nabby. 



606 HISTORY OF ANCIENT -WOODBURY. 

Israel Linsley m. Priscilla "Wheaton, and had children, Israel, Ru- 
fus, Stephen, Rebecca and Sarah. He died June 4, 1778, aged 66 
years. His wife d. Nov. 5, 1775, aged 57 years. 

Israel, Jr., m. Hannah Moulthrop, of East Haven ; ch. Amy, Abi- 
gail, Daniel, Elihu and Eber. He d. at Branford, Oct. 19, 1808, 
aged 63. His wife died Feb. 7, 1807. 

Daniel, son of the above, m. Polly P. Jones, of Branford, in 1790. 
He d. Dec. 30, 1813, aged 48. She d. Sept., 1847, aged 74. Their 
children were, 1. Betsey, b. July 7, 1792, m. Samuel Page, of Bran- 
ford, in 1808, and d. Jan. 81, 1822, aged 30 ; 2. Benjamin D., b. July 

7, 1793, m. Elvira Whiting, of Bridgeport, in 1819, and d. in that 
place in 1833 ; 3. Abigail, b. July 22, 1795, d. unm., Nov. 25, 1837, 
aged 42; 4. Harvey J., b. Aug. 24, 1797 ; 5. Jeremy, b. May 26, 
1799, m. 1. Phebe Page, of Branford, and had Nelson and Mary ; 
m. 2. Sarah Beach, of Guilford; 6. Sylvia, b. June 10, 1801, d. 
unm. at Branford, March 25, 1831, aged 30 ; 7. Ellas, b. Aug. 28, 
1803, m. Mary Bradley ; ch. George and Atwood ; 8. Polly, b. Sept. 
19, 1805, d. unm. at Branford, Dec. 18, 1829 ; 9. Parnel, b. Sept. 
19, 1807 ; 10. Charles, b. April 11, 1809, d. at Branford, Dec. 24, 
1829, aged 21 ; 11. Hezekiah, b. Oct. 4, 1811, m. 1. Maria Gillett, 
of Winsted; m. 2. Sarah Doolittle, of Bethany ; 12. Daniel, b. Feb. 

8, 1814. 

Harvey J., of the above family, m. 1. Laura Clarke, of Southing- 
ton, May 10, 1820, who d. July 23, 1824, aged 27. He m. 2. Mary 
Summers, of Woodbury, May 4, 1825 ; she was b. June 20, 1803. 
He d. March 25, 1853 ; had children, as follows : 

1. Mary, b. July 5, 1822, d. July 10, 1822. 

2. Mary Ann, b. Oct. 18, 1823, m. George De Forest, Oct. 3, 
1849. 

3. James Harvey, b. April 18, 1827, m. Harriet M. Curtiss, Oct. 

9, 1849. The latter was b. in 1829. They have one child, Sarah 
M., b. Sept. 4, 1851. 

4. Laura, b. Jan. 19, 1829, m. Edward F. Bassett, Oct. 3, 1849, 
who wash. Sept. 15, 1823. 

5. Jane, b. Nov. 8, 1834. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 607 

LAMBERT FAMILY.^ 

The Lambert family can trace its descent from remote antiquity. 
They can go back with all the certainty of written records to the time 
of William the Conqueror, in the eleventh century, and by history of 
undoubted credibility, to the kingdom of the Lombards in Italy. That 
such was the origin of the family can not be doubted, for were there 
no proofs of it in the records of heraldry, the name itself would indi- 
cate such to be the fact, (according to the ancient orthography,) as it 
was formerly spelt Lombard. This orthography some members of 
the family still retain. 

The earliest account we have of the Lombards is, that they were 
a roving clan from Scandinavia, (Norway,) that they settled awhile 
in Vindili, (in Germany,) till attracted by the fair plains of Modena, 
they rushed from their mountain fastnesses, took possession of, and 
founded one of the most powerful states of Italy. The signification 
of the name in their language, was long heard, as history states " that 
this clan parted their hair and suffered it to grow to whatever length 
it might attain," from which circumstance the state where they estab- 
lished themselves, took its name. This clan was of a stei-n, independ- 
ent disposition, which would not brook restraint. They lived on the 
spoils of war, and from pasturage. Such were the ancestors of the 
family in question in ancient times. Upon the subversion of the king- 
dom, the descendants of the clan were dispersed into various parts of 
Europe, many of them settling in cities and large towns in that part 
of the world. This is the first we read of the name of Lombard as a 
family name. 

The family from which the Woodbury and Bcthlem branches are 
descended, we find in history established itself in Normandy, in France. 
It appears from the records of heraldry, that they were of the highest 
respectability in that place, and on them were bestowed the various 
orders of knighthood. When William the Conqueror invaded En- 
gland, he took with him Rodolph de Lambert, as his knight of arms. 
He is the first of the name of which we have any account in En- 
gland. His name appears to indicate that his family was from Lom- 
bardy, as the particle de signifies from, or of, which amounts to Ro- 
dolphus from Lombardy ; thus retaining in what has now become a 



1 This sketch of the origin of the Lambert family, is taken from Lambert's History 
of New Haven. 



608 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

family name, the memorial of the place from which he and his ances- 
tors emigrated. 

It appears from English heraldry, that he had a family in Nor- 
mandy, previous to his going to England, and that a branch of it set- 
tled in Bologna, Italy. Cardinal Lambertiua, of this family, who 
was elected Bishop of Rome, Aug. 27, 1730, and took the title of 
Benedict XIV., always claimed relationship with the Earl of Cavan's 
family, who trace their descent from Rodolph de Lamhert, who went 
to England with William the Conquei*or. 

Rodolph de Lambert left one son, Hugh, and from him are descend- 
ed all of the name in England and North America. Hugh had by 
his wife Matilda, Sir William, his heir, who married Gundred, daugh- 
ter of the Earl of Warren and Surrey, by Gundred, the fourth daugh- 
ter of William the Conquei'or, and widow of Roger de Belltimont, 
Earl of Warwick. By her he had a son, Henry, standard bearer to 
Henry II. He married Alice, sister of William Mandeville, Earl of 
Essex. He had a son John, who settled in Skipton, in York, who 
had two sons, Sir Edmund and Thomas. Sir Edmund had three 
sons : Edmund, who settled in Skipton ; Richard, the third son, set- 
tled in Lincolnshire ; Sir John, the second, had two sous : Edmund, 
who died unmai-ried, and Sir Thomas, who married Dorothy, daugh- 
ter of Thomas Cressey, and had Henry, his heir, wlio by Isabel, eldest 
daughter of John Lambert, of Preston, grandson of Edmund, of Skip- 
ton, had Sir Henry, who by Maudaunt, daughter of Baldwin de Yere, 
had Allayne, who had two sons. Sir Thomas, of Oldton, in Northum- 
berland, and Godfrey, who was seated in Long Preston, and married 
Ellen Fulthrop, cousin of Lord Clifford, and had John, his heir. He 
married Elizabeth Whitmore, and had six sons : William, who died 
without issue ; Thomas, who lived in Skipton, from whom are de- 
scended a numerous issue ; particularly noted are John Lambert, 
who commanded the parliamentary forces against King Charles the 
First, and Richard, ancestor of the Earl of Cavan. John left a numer- 
ous issue. Christopher and Henry were slain, and left no children. 
Richard, the third son, left Walter, his heir, who resided in Carlshal- 
ton. He had by a daughter of Sir John Gaynesford, Thomas, who 
left no issue ; Roger, slain in the siege of Bulloine, unmarried ; Wal- 
ter, and Richard, an alderman of London in 1567, in which year he 
died. His son, Thomas, settled in Laverstock, Hants, from whom is 
descended a numerous issue ; Walter, the third son, had by Rose, 
daughter of Oliver Wallop, ancestor of the Earl of Portsmouth, Oli- 
ver, his heir, the first baron, who was created Lord Lamhert and 



HISTORY OP ANCIENT WOODBURT. 609 

Earl of the County of Cavan, in 1617. He died June or July 9, 
1718. His lordship married Hester, daughter of William Fleetwood, 
Knight, by whom he had two sons, Charles, his heir, and Carey, who 
died unmarried. Charles, on the 12th of May, 1642, was made gov- 
ernor of the city of Dublin. He married Jane, second daughter of 
Robert Robaites, Baron of Truro, and sister of John Robaites, Earl 
of Radnor, by whom he had Richard, his heir, Thomas, Charles, and 
Walter, who left no children. Oliver, the third, settled in Paynes- 
ton, in the county of Meath, marrfed four wives, and left a numerous 
issue. 

Richard, the second earl, married Rosa, daughter of Sir James 
Wade, and left one son, Chaides, the third earl, who married in 1670, 
Castillina, daughter of Henry Gilbert, Esq., who had Charles. Lord 
Lambert died in 1689. Richard, the fourth earl; Henry died Nov. 
18, 1774 ; left three sons, Richard, the late earl, Thomas and Oliver. 
Richard, the fourth earl, was an officer in King William's army, in 
Spain, Portugal and the AVest Lidies, and one of his majesty's privy 
counselors. He married in Barbadoes, W. I., Margaret, daughter of 
Capt. Trant. He died in 1741, aged 76. He had Gilbert, Lord, 
who died young, and Ford, the fifth and late earl, who married Eliz- 
abeth, daughter of James Wade, Esq., and left two daughters, Sophia 
and Gertrude. He died Nov. 29, 1782, aged 54. The sixth earl, 
Richard, was son of Henry, third son of Charles, the third earl. He 
married, first, Sophia, daughter and co-heir of Oliver Lambert, fourth 
son of the third Eaxd of Cavan, by whom he had no children ; second, 
Elizabeth, daughter of John Davis, Esq., Nov. 13, 1762, by whom he 
had Sophia and one son, his successor, Richard, the seventh earl. 
He succeeded on the death of his father, Nov. 13, 1762. 

Jesse, the great-grandfather of Nehemiah, and Jesse Peck Lam- 
bert, emigrated from England about 1680. He was from a collateral 
branch of the Earl of Cavan's family, settled in Wiltshire or Devon. 
Roger Lambert, his cousin, about the same time emigrated, and set- 
tled in New Jersey, where his descendants are now numerous, 

Jesse Lambert, (according to family tradition,) previous to his 
coming to New England, had been an officer in the British navy ; had 
been up the Mediterranean Sea against the Turks, and had a desper- 
ate engagement with a Turkish corvette, which he captui-ed, and re- 
turning to England, landed amid the acclamation of the people. He 
first landed, on coming to America, at Boston, but in a few days he 
proceeded to New Haven, and soon after to Milford, where he settled^ 
His residence wa son the west side of Wepowaug River, a few rods 
42 



610 HISTORY OF ANCIENT 'WOODBUBT. 

north of the first Presbyterian Church, on lot No. 7, of the early 
planters. He married Deborah Fowler, daughter of Capt. William 
Fowler, and granddaughter of William Fowler, magistrate, one of 
the first planters of Milford, May 10, 1688. He had three sons and 
six daughters, viz.: 

Rachel, m. Samuel Smith, Dec. 30, 1703. 

Martha, d. unmai'ried, aged 20. 

Richard, d. in childhood. 

Sarah, m. John Dunning ; settled in Norwalk. 

Jesse, born April 20, 1693. 

Deborah, d. unmarried. 

Elizabeth, m. Joseph Birchard, of Norwalk. 

David, b. in 1700. 

Jesse, father of the above-named, had a second wife, Joanna, and 
died in the autumn of 1718. 

Jesse Lambert, son of the above, and Mary Gillet, (born 1695,) 
daughter of Eliphaz and Mary (Wheeler) Gillet, Avere married Dec. 
6, 1717, by Jonathan Law. He settled on land given him in East 
Farms, now North Milford, and the place where he lived has been 
the family residence for more than a century. He died Dec. 26, 
1773. Mary, his wife, died June 26, 1776. They were buried near 
the middle of the burying-ground, (Milford,) and a low red stone 
inarks the place of their interment. Their children were : 

Mary, b. Oct. 10, 1717; m. John Sandford, Sept. 14, 1743. 

Jesse, b. Oct. 28, 1719. 

Martha, b. Jan. 28, 1721 ; m. Benjamin Pritchard, a descendant 
of Roger Pritchard, from Springfield, Mass., 1652. 

Richard, b. June 8, 1725; he m. Ann Immanuel; d. April 25, 
1777, aged 52, and left no children. 

Rachel, b. Feb. 15, 1728 ; m. Henry Peck. ' 

David, b. Dec. 2, 1781. 

Hannah, b. Aug. 18, 1734; m. John WoodruiF, and moved to Wa- 
tertown. Conn.; d. Feb. 22, 1813. 

Jesse Lambert, the eldest son of Jesse and Mary Lambert, married 
Anne Peck, daughter of Capt. Henry Peck, Oct. 28, 1745. He set- 
tled near his father's residence, but bought up a quantity of " ten 
acre accommodation rights," in Woodbury, which were afterward 
settled on by liis son, Jesse Peck Lambert. He d. July 30, 1794, 
aged 76, and his wife d. July 3, 1809, aged 84 years. Children, 

Mary, b. Sept. 27, 1746 ; d. Dec. 31, 1765. 

Anne, b. Jan. 7, 1748 ; m. Nathan Bristol, of Milford. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 611 

Sarah, b. 1750 ; m. Stephen Treat, of Milford. 

Mehitable, b. Jan. 21, 1752; m. Samuel Tibballs ; d. March 2, 
1774. 

Lurania, b. March 9, 1754. 

Hannah, b. Aug. 22, 1756 ; m. Joseph Peck. 

Abigail, b. March 22, 1759 ; m. John Smith, and was mother of 
Perry Smith, of New Milford, (late a United States Senator ;) d. 
Jan. 18, 1836. 

Nehemiah, b. May 2, 1763, and d. April 21, 1767. 

Jesse, b. May 2, and d. May 12, 1765. 

Nehemiah, b. Oct. 21, 1766 ; d. April, 1825. 

Jesse Peck,b. Sept. 5, 1^69 ; d. Oct. 21, 1836. 

Nehemiah Lambert, went to Woodbury, (Bethlehem society,) in 
1786, when twenty years old, and mai-ried Sarah, daughter of Moses 
Galpin, Esq. She was born July 23, 1770. He was a man of high 
respectability, and filled many public offices. He died March 26, 
1825. Children, 

Stephen Treat, b. July 8, 1791 ; settled in Canton, and m. Char- 
lotte Barber. 

Frederick, b. Oct. 29, 1794 ; m. Sally Potter. 

Nancy,) , -r , on ivnn ( m Charles Bloss, of Bethlem. 

Sarah, \ ^- ^"^^ ^*^' ^^^^ ' \m. Noble Allen, of Bethlem. 

Clarissa, b. Aug. 25, 1801 ; ra. Nicholas Morse. 

Jesse Peck Lambert, married Amy, daughter of Thomas Clark, of 
Milford ; moved to Woodbury, and settled on a tract of land, now 
owned by his son, Willis Lambert. Ilis father had many years be- 
fore a piece of land in Kettietown, but the son did not|choose to settle 
on it, and sold it. He died in 1836. His widow d. July 30, 1852, 
aged 79. Children, 

1. Nancy, b. 1797 ; m. Asahel Mitchell, of Woodbury. 

2. Stephen Treat, b. 1798 ; m. Maria Jennet Minor, Feb. 23, 
1841. 

3. Julia, b. 1799 ; m. Anthony C. Strong, Esq., of Woodbury. 

4. Willis, b. 1801 ; m. Eliza, daughter of Dea. Matthew Minor. 
Ch., Elizabeth Jane, Willis Peck, Charlotte andJNathan. 

5. Harvey, m. Jeanette Leavenworth ; lives in Ohio. Children, 
Frances, Julia, m. David Mead, Daniel Webster. 

5. Henry, b. 1807 ; m. 1. Margaret, daughter of Philo De Forest 
2. Harriet Colton. She d. Nov. 20, 1852, aged 33. Ch., George 
De Forest, Henry A., Wilbur Colton, and Margaret. The first two 
by the first wife, and the others by the last. 



612 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

7. Harriet, b. 1809 ; m. Seth Strong. 

8. Emily Amy, b. 1811 ; m. Charles Curtiss ; d. in Ohio. 



LEAVENWORTH FAMILY. 

David, Edmond and Thomas Leavenworth, came from Germany, 
(so tradition informs us,) to this country, about 1690. David was 
drowned when young. Edmond settled at or near Huntington, Conn., 
and from him have descended all of the name at Waterbury, Wood- 
bury and Roxbury. His descendants are found also in Mass., N. Y., 
in other states of the Union, and in Canada. Of his six sons, David, 
Ebenezer, John, Zebulon and Thomas, settled in Woodbury. Mark 
settled at Waterbury. 

First Family. 

John Leavenworth m. 1. Deborah ; she d. Jan. 1, 1746 ; he m. 2. 
Mary Bronson, Jan. 29, 1747 ; he d. in 1783, aged 77. Children, 

1. John, bap. July 19, 1741 ; 2. Lemuel, bap. Oct. 9, 1743, went 
to Whitestown, had Lemuel and Reuben ; 3. Deborah, bap. May 8, 
1745, m. Joshua Judson, Feb. 27, 1765 ; 4. Amos, bap. Aug. 9, 1753; 
5. Elihu, b. Oct. 5, 1756, d. Dec. 25, 1756 ; 6. David ; 7. Elisha, bap. 
July 3, 1763 ; 8. Elihu. 

John, Jr., m. Abigail Peck, and had John P., b. Nov. 23, 1762. 

Amos, son of John, m. Esther Warner, July 11, 1774. Joseph, b. 
July 19, 1776 ; Sarah, Polly, Esther and Susanna, all four bap. Dec. 
15,1784; Ralph, Aug. 13, 1786; Lorena, bap. March 29, 1789; 
Sybel, bap. July 10, 1791 ; Lovina, bap. April 7, 1793. 

David Leavenworth, sonof John, m. 1. Olive Hunt, Feb. 8, 1759; 
m. 2. Mary Downs, Oct. 30, 1776; ch. 1. Gideon, bap. Oct. 26, 
1764 ; 2. Morse, bap. July 1, 1764, m. Sarah Benedict, and had Mar- 
tin, Truman, Philo, Wait, Harriet Morse who m. Amarilla Beecher, 
and had John H., Jerome B., Bennet M. ; 3. Rosanna, bap. Nov. 15, 
1767; 4. Whiteman, b. March 22, 1777; 5. Mary, b. March 16, 
1780. 

Elihu, son of John, m. Oct. 6, 1772, Diantha Blackman, and had 
1. Jehiel, b. Oct. 4, 1773, m. Laura Thompson, removed to Salis- 
bury, Conn. ; 2. John, m. Maria, dau. of Hollister Judson, and has a 
daughter Margaret, who m. J. C. Booth, of New York city ; 3. Isaac, 
m. 1. Widow Clark, of Washington ; m. 2. Newton, of Wood- 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 613 

bridge, no issue, now resides at New Haven ; 4. Doct. Alston, m. 
Canfield, removed to the state of New York. 

Second Family. 

David, son of Edmond, m. Sarah Hurd, June 3, 1730 ; he d. April 
10, 1735. Children, 

1. Nathan and David, (twins,) bap. Aug. 4, 1731, d. same day ; 2. 
Nathan, b. Nov. 1, m. Rachel Castle, Dec. 12, 1759, and had Henry, 
b. Sept. 9, 1760, d. young; Henry, bap. May 8, 1763; Nathan, b. 
Aug. 20, 1764; 3. Ebenezer, bap. Dec. 29, 1734. 

Third Family. 

Thomas, son of Edmond, m. 1. Betty ; she d. April 24, 1758. 

He m. 2. Rhoda Olds, Oct. 10, 1758, and his children were: 

1. Triphena, b. July 3, 1746 ; 2. Gideon, b. Feb. 21, 1748, went' 
to Waterbury ; 3. Jared, b. Feb. 1, 1756; 4. Betty, b. Oct. 28, 1760, 
m. Stephen Hurd, July 28, 1783 ; 5. Isaac, bap. March 7, 1762 ; 6. 
Abel, bap. Feb. 10, 1765, removed to Hinesburg; 7. Thomas, bap. 
Dec. 28, 1766; 8. Samuel, went to Waterbury; 9. Dorraond, bap. 
Oct. 28, 1770, went to Hinesburg ; 10. Asa, removed to Chenango, 
N. Y. 

Fourth Family. 
Zebulon Leavenworth, son of Edmond, d. May 2, 1778, and his 
wife, Esther, d. in 1793 ; his children were ; 1. Mary, bap. July 16, 
1745, m. Simeon Hunt, April 11, 1769 ; 2. Esther, bap. June 21, 
1747, d. in 1749 ; 3. Esther, bap. May 30, 1750, m. Benjamin Kim- 
berly, March 23, 1773 ; 4. Zebulon, b. Nov. 14, 1752, m. Lydia Mar- 
shall, Jan. 21, 1778, and had Sarah B., b. Aug. 16, 1779 ; Seth Mar- 
shall, b. June 13, 1782; Rebecca, b. Aug. 31, 1784; Rachel, b. Oct. 
27, 1786 ; 5. Eunice, b. March 2, 1755 ; 6. Anna, bap. Aug. 22, 
1757, m. Israel Beach, July 3, 1783 ; 7. Huldah, bap. May 30, 1759; 
8. Alice, bap. Aug. 13, 1761. 

Fifth Family. 
Ebenezer Leavenworth, son of Edmond, m. Elizabeth Hurd, 
March 27,1754; he died 1778. His children were: Sarah, b. Dec. 
16, 1754, m. Lemuel Downs, March 2, 1778 ; David, b. Dec. 14, 
1756 ; Buzina, b. Sept. 10, 1758, m. Elijah Hurd, Jan. 22, 1779 ; 
Betty, b. Feb. 27, 1763. 



614 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

LEAVITT FAMILY. 

John Leavitt was b. in 1608, came to New England and settled at 
Dorchester, in 1628. In 1636, he removed to Hingham, where he 
was a deacon in the church, a magistrate and a representative. lie 
died in 1691, aged 83. His children were, John, Hannah, Samuel, 
Elizabeth, Jeremiah, Israel, Moses, Josiah, Nehemiah, Sarah, Mary, 
Hannah and Abigail. 

Josiah Leavitt, eighth child of John, lived at Hingham, and was 
b. 1653 ; children, Josiah, b. 1679, Joseph, b. 1681, Margaret, Joshua, 
b. 1687, Asaph, David, b. 1691, Hezekiah and Mary. 

Joshua, fourth child of Josiah, lived at Suifield, Conn., b. 1687, d. 
1732 ; children, 1. Hannah, 2. Joshua, 3. Freegrace, who graduated 
at Yale College, in 1745, settled in the ministry in Somers, Conn., 
1747, m. Abiah, daughter of Capt. Abraham Burbank, of Suflfield, 
and died Oct. 9, 1761, in his 43d year. His widow m. 1. Rev. An- 
drew Storrs, of "Watertown, Conn., and 2. Rev. Joseph Bellamy, D. 
D., of Bethlehem ; 4. John ; 5. Joshua, d. in Yale College, about 
1732 ; 5. Ichabod ; 6. Jonathan, graduated at Yale College, in 1758. 
He was b. Jan. 32, 1731, ordained minister over the church in Wal- 
pole, N. H., May 27, 1761, m. Sarah Hooker, granddaughter of Rev. 
Samuel Hooker, of Farmington, settled at Charlemont, Mass., Oct. 
1768. His wife d. Oct. 11, 1791 ; m. 2. Widow Tirza Ashley, Aug. 

27, 1792, who d. Nov. 22, 1797 ; m. 3. Widow Mary Foot, March 

28, 1798, who d. May 15, 1816. He d. Sept. 9, 1802 ; 7. Hannah. 
Jonathan, sixth child of Joshua, lived at Heath, Mass., b. 1731, 

graduated at Yale College, 1758, d. 1802 ; ch. Clarissa, b. 1762, 
Jonathan, b. 1764, graduated at Yale College, 1785, Hart, b. 1765, 
Joshua, b. 1767, David, b. 1769, Roger, b. 1771, Erastus, b. 1772, 
Roswell, b. 1775, Thomas, b. 1776, Samuel, b. 1779 ; Horatio, b. 
1781, and Hooker, b. 1785. 

Jonathan, second child of Jonathan, lived at Greenfield, Mass., b. 
1764, d. 1831, and was for many years a circuit judge in Mass. He 
m. Amelia, daughter of President Stiles ; children, Sarah Hooker, b. 
1797 ; Mary H., b. 1798 ; Ameha, b. 1799, who m. E. T. Foote, M. D. ; 
of New Haven, Conn. ; Jonathan, b. 1801 ; Jonathan, b. 1803, d. in 
Yale College, in 1821 ; Elizabeth Hubbard, b. 1807. 

Roger, sixth child of Jonathan, of Heath, lived at that place, and 
d. 1840, m. Chloe, daughter of Col. Hugh Maxwell, of the Revolu- 
tionary army ; children, Joshua, b. 1794, graduated 1814 ; Chloe, b. 
1797 ; Clarissa, b. 1801 ; Chloe M., b. 1808 ; Roger Hooker, b. 
1805 ; Hart, b. 1808. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT "WO ODBUKT . 615 

Joshua, first child of Roger, b. Sept. 8, 1794, graduated 1814, or- 
dained at Stratford, Feb., 1825, dismissed Nov., 1828, m. Sarah, dau. 
of Rev. Solomon Williams, of Northampton, Mass. ; ch. William 
Solomon, b. Jan. 26, 1822, graduated 1840 ; John Hooker, b. Sept. 
26, 1824, d. 1828 ; Thomas Roger, b. July 9, 1828 ; James Taylor, 
b. July 30, 1833; Samuel Cox, b. Sept. 26, 1835, and Joshua, b. 
.Nov. 12, 1839. 

David, sixth child of Josiah, of Hingham, lived at Meriden, Conn. ; 
children, Samuel, d. without issue, at Meriden, Dec. 29, 1803, aged 
87, m. Adah Cui-tis ; David, moved to Bethlem. 

David, second child of David, lived at Bethlem, Conn., d. 1808, 
aged 86, m. 1. Griswold; m. 2. Camp ; ch. David; Sam- 
uel, settled and died in Washington ; Rebecca, who m. Thomp- 
son, of Bethlem ; Sarah, ra. Bartholomew ; Irene, m. Hull, 

of Greenfield. 

David, first child of David, of Bethlem, lived at that place, m. Lucy 
Clark, d. of consumption, Jan. 16, 1807, aged 50 ; children, Sheldon 
Clark, graduated 1802, lives at Brooklyn, N. Y. ; Elizabeth, m. Rev. 
Daniel Haskell, former president of Burlington College, Vt. ; Lucy, 
m. Rev. John Hough ; David, m. Maria Lewis, has children, Ehza- 
beth and Sheldon, graduated 1837, and lives in New York ; Andrew, 
m. Julia Miller, of Middlebury, Vt. ; Clarissa, m. Oliver Goodwin, 
then of -Hartford, and Susan, m. Edward Goodwin, brother of the 
above. 

John, son of Joshua, of Suffield, m. Abia Kent, d. 1799 ; children, 
Thaddeus, Joshua, Amelia, Thaddeus, Joshua, Abia, John, Jemima, 
Freegrace, Hannah, Dorothy and Charlotte. 

Freegrace, ninth child of John, of Suffield, lived at Hartford, and 
m. Jerusha Loomis, of the former place ; children, Jerusha, Arabella 
and Harvey Freegrace, graduated 1816. 

The foregoing sketch was furnished me by Dr. E. T. Foote, of 
New Haven, to whose kindness I am indebted for copious minutes in 
relation to several other family names. 



MALLORY FAMILY. 

Thomas Mallory, the first of the name in " Ancient Woodbury," 
died July 21, 1783, aged one hundred and one years ; his wife, Eliz- 
abeth, d. Nov. 5, 1719; their children were, Mary, b. Dec. 4, 1707, 



616 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBTTRT. 

died Dec. 30, 1715 ; Thomas ; Bartlett, b. March 2, 1710, d. March 
11, 1711 ; Aaron, b. Feb. 16, 1712 ; John ; Jesse, b. April 5, 1717. 

Thomas Mallory, Jr., m. Hannah Minor, Aug. 10, 1720 ; he d. 
1783 ; his wife d. Aug. 20, 1749 ; ch. Abner, b. July 28, 1723 ; Eu- 
nice, b. June 26, 1725, m. John Crissey ; Gideon, bap. June 9, 1728; 
Mary, b. Dec. 14, 1730 ; Jemima, b. May, 1733 ; Simeon, b. Feb. 
18, 1737 ; Silas, adopted son, bap. March 29, 1778. 

Abner Mallory, son of Thomas, Jr., ra. Susanna Walker, June 25, 
1747, and had 

1. Electa, b. April 19, 1748, m. Delucena Backus, April 12, 1765. 

2. Hannah, b. Feb. 16, 1749, d. 1751. 

3. Hannah, b. Jan. 17, 1752. 

4. Walker, b. Feb. 25, 1754, m. Martha Minor, Oct. 1776, and had 

1. Peggy, b. Feb. 4, 1778, m. David Root; 2. Polly, b. June S, 17S0, d. 
young; 3. Abner, b. March 2, 17S2, m. Betsey Sherwood, and removed to the 
state of New York ; children, Charles, William, Sarah, Emeline and Harriet : 

4. Dea. Marcus D., b. Jan. 10, 17SS, m. Abigail Strong, Nov. 25, 1813; he d. 
Nov. 2, 1841 ; children, "William S., m. Laura Burwell, of Barkhamsted ; Geo. 
B., m. Olive Hoadley, Hartford; Sarah S., m. A. T. Wood, New Orleans, La. ; 
she d. Jan. 7, 1S51 ; Anna J. ; Betsie S. ; Fanny A. ; o. Burke R-., m. Eunice 
Hotchkiss, of New Haven; ch. Albert, m. Grace Sherwood; Burton M., m. 
Mary Beecher ; Sarah, m. Morris Smith; 6. Polly, b. April 30, 17S4 ; 7. Betsey 
S., m. Asahel Strong; 8. Jeanette, m. Stoddard Strong; 9. Sarah, m. Albert 

5. Bacon. 

5. Jemima, b. March 3, 1756. 

6. Abner, b. Feb. 18, 1758. 

7. Susanna, b. Sept. 25, 1760 ; m. Ebenezer Moody, Sept. 6, 1784. 

8. Charlotte, b. Feb. 7, 1763; m. Israel Judson, Nov. 27, 1778. 

9. John, b. Feb. 18, 1765; m. Harriet Dubois, June 14, 1789. 
Ch., Catharine D., b. March 16, 1790 ; Suky, b. Jan. 24, 1792 ; 
Gitty, b. Jan. 19, 1792; Abner and Susanna, b. April 15, 1796; 
Cornelius D., b. 1798. 

10. Electa, b. Sept. 22, 1767. 

11. Love, b. March 28, 1772. 

Gideon Mallory, son of Thomas, Jr., m. Olive , he d. 1782. 

Ch., Abigail, bap. April 5, 1752, m. Jared Curtiss, March 9, 1769 ; 
Amos, b. Sept. 22, 1755 ; Simeon, b. July 12, 1758; Jemima, b. Oct. 
26, 1760, m. Nathan Dudley; Gideon, b. Sept. 17, 1763; Abigail, 
b. July 2, 1766, d. 1784; Thomas, bap. May 29, 1768; Molly, b. 
July 31, 1770, m. Job Wheeler, Feb. 11, 1789 ; Gideon, bap. April 
30, 1775. 

Aaron Mallory, third son of Thomas, m. 1. Elizabeth Squire, Aug. 
11,1739. Shed. Jan. 31, 1741. Hem. 2. Joanna Mitchell, June, 1744. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURT. 617 

Mr. Malloiy, d. Oct. 15, 1783 ; 2cl wife d. 1790. Ch., Samuel, b. 

June 22, 1740, d. 1744; Samuel, b. April 24, 1745; Reuben, b. 

April 7, 1747 ; Elizabeth, bap. April 30, 1749 ; Joanna, bap. July 

14, 1751 ; Simeon, b. Dec. 6, 1753 ; Eunice, bap. March 28, 1756; 

Anna, bap. July 16, 1758 ; Aaron, bap. April 13, 1760. 

Reuben Mallory, son of Aaron, m. Elizabeth Masters, July 11, 

1769, and had Elizabeth, bap. March 17, 1771 ; James, bap. Dec. 6, 

1772, and Samuel, who d. 1777. 

Aaron Mallory, Jr,, m. Olive Terrill, renooved to Canada. Ch., 

Reuben, Simeon, Mitchell, Samuel and a daughter. Reuben (son 
of Aaron, Jr.) Mallory and wife Olive, had, Thomas D., b. Nov. 16, 

1804; David A., b. Sept. 9, 1807; Aaron, b. Aug. 13, 1809; Jane, 
b. April 4, 1814; Augusta M., b. March 13, 1817, m. Willis Judd, 

1839 ; Samuel M., b. May 28, 1821. 

John Mallory, fourth son of Thomas, d. in 1760. By his wife 
Mary, he had, 1. Mary, bap. June 25, 1749, m. Stephen Curtiss, Jr., 
1772; 2. Nathan, b. Aug. 12, 1751; 3. David, bap. May 5, 1754, 
m. Ruth Trowbridge, Sept. 3, 1778 ; 4. Josiah, bap. Dec. 26, 1756; 
5. Samuel, bap. Aug. 26, 1759. 

John Mallory, Jr., m. Ann , who d. 1778 ; ch., 1. Mirriam, 

bap. Sept. 3, 1744, d. young; 2. Deborah, b. June 2, 1746, d. young; 
3. Hannah, b. April 5, 1748; 4. John, b. Oct. 16, 1750; 5. David, 
b. July 18, 1752, m. Lydia Frisbie, Dec. 28, 1773; ch., Sheldon, b. 
Dec. 26, 1774; Eli, b. June 27, 1779; Lydia, b. July 14, 1781; 
Sarah, b. Dec. 2, 1783 ; Ann, b. March 17, 1787 ; Margary, b. April 
15, 1789 ; David, b. May 6, 1791 ; Amarilla, b. April 3, 1793; 6. 
Sarah, b. May 4, 1754, d. young. 

The following for want of records, can not be connected with the 
preceding. 

John Mallory m. 1. Esther Barnes, m. 2. Harriet Moulthrop ; 
ch., 1. Anner, b. 1764 ; 2. Adna, b. 1767 ; 3. Daniel, 4. John G., 5. 
Elizabeth, m. Abel Bronsou ; 6. Sarah, d. 1849 ; 7. Ann, m. Ashur 
Ward ; Esther, d. young. 

Adna, eldest son of John, m. 1. Hauntal Ward, in 1764, who d. 
1813 ; m. 2. Lois Beardsley of Warren, Conn. Ch., 1. Esther L.,b. 
Sept. 13, 1790; m. Edmond Trowbridge, May 4, 1809; 2. Ira, b. 
Nov. 22, 1792, m. Laura Betts, June 10, 1815; ch., Nathan H., 
William M., Philo P. and Zenas ; 3. Philo, b. Jan. 24, 1795, d. Sept. 
2, 1805; 4. Mary, b. March 9, 1797, m. Morgan Watrous in 1818; 
5. Huldah, b. Feb. 9, 1800, m. Jessie Finch, 1820; 6. Amy, b. 
March 25, 1802, m. Winthrop Morris, 1840 ; 7. Adna, m. Angeline 
43 



618 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

Hanford, and has ch. ; 8. Fanny, b. Jan. 24, 1809, m. Butler How- 
land, 1828 ; 9. Lovina P., b. April 6, 1815, m. Knox, 1834 ; 

10. Julia Ann, b. July 11, 1817, m. Conklin, 1843. 

Adna, father of the above, removed with most of his family in 
1815, to Hamden, Delaware co., N. Y., and continued to reside there 
till his death, which occurred in 1848. 

Daniel, second son of John, m. Catharine Allen, and had a son 
Truman. 

John G., third son of John, m. Deborah Warner, removed to the 
state of N. Y., had ch., John A., who now resides at Delhi, N. Y., 
Eussell, Elenor, Samantha, Samuel and Aurelia. 

Caleb Malloi-y m. 1. Elizabeth, m. 2. Jane Wheeler, Sept. 12, 
1755 ; ch. 1. Caleb, m. Mary Terry, March 17, 1774, and had Eliza- 
beth, b. Feb. 14, 1775; 2. Jonathan N,, b. June 22, 1752; 3. Mir- 
riam, b. May 27, 1756. 

Elle Mallory m. Sarah Ward of Huntington, Feb. 23, 1776. Ch., 
Anna, b. July 24, 1778, d. June, 1778 ; Mary, b. Oct. 14, 1780 ; Ezra, 
b. Jan. 23, 1785 ; Bethia, b. Jan. 13, 1788, d. Feb. 14, 1790 ; Lucy, 
b. April 25, 1790; Sally, b. Aug. 3, 1792; Charles, b. Sept., 1794; 
Betsey, b. Jan. 3, 1797. 

Eli Mallory m. Eunice Green, Feb. 11, 1795. Ch., Rilly Ann, 
b. Nov. 4, 1795 ; Betsey, b. June 4, 1799. 



MUNN FAMILY. 



Samuel Munn came from Milford, Conn., and settled in " Ancien 
Woodbury," previous to 1680. His ch. were, Jane and Amy, bap. 
Oct., 1680; Mary, bap. Nov., 1681, m. Ebenezer Bronson, Aug. 13 
1702 ; Daniel, bap. Feb., 1683-4; Samuel, bap. April, 1686-7. 

Samuel Munn, Jr., and wife Abigail, had, 

I. Abel, b. March 23, 1709, who had Sybil, bap. July 14, 1745 ; 
Daniel, bap. March 1, 1747. 

n. Mary, bap. Dec, 1711, m. John Lewis, Dec. 4, .1734. 

ni. Lois, bap. June, 1715, m. Justus Hicock, Oct. 26, 1736. 

IV. David, b. Feb. 7, 1719, m. Hester Hinman, 1749 ; m. 2. Abi- 
gail Stiles, Aug. 1, 1751, ch., 1. David, bap. June 7, 1752, m. Lois 

Osborn, Feb. 18, 1773 ; 2. Samuel, m. Ruth , and had Daniel, 

b. Sept. 7, 1781, d. 1826; Sally, b. March 5, 1787; Lette, b. May 
10, 1784 ; Benjamin, b. Sept. 15, 1786 ; Ruth Emm, b. May 13, 1788 ; 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 619 

Patty, b. June 26, 1790 ; Caroline, b. Oct. 31, 1792 ; Betsey, b. 
Aug. 25, 1794 ; Maria, b. July 24, 179G ; 3. Comfort, m. Abel Hin- 
man, 1794; 4. Mercy. 

V. Jedediah, b. 1727, m. Hester Squire, Dec. 8, 1743, and had, 1. 
Patience, bap. Sept. 14, 1746 ; 2. Ruth, bap. Jan. 29, 1749 ; 3. Jede- 

diah, bap. Feb. 12, 1751 ; 4. Asa, bap. March 3, 1754, m. 

Barnes, 1782 ; 5. Esther, b. July 7, 1757, m. Agur Hinman, Dec. 
27, 1780 ; 6. Hannah, bap. Sept. 3, 1764., 

VI. Nathan, b., Dec, 1726, and had ch., Abel, bap. Feb. 22, 1756; 
Mary, bap. March 13, 1758 ; Jemima, bap. April 8, 1759 ; Hannah, 
bap. April 19, 1761 ; Lois, bap. March 30, 1763. 

Doct. Daniel Munn, son of Samuel, d. June 11, 1761, leaving ch., 
1. Daniel, who m. and had Gideon and Mary; 2. John, m. Huldah 

, and had, Abel, b. Aug. 31, 1758 ; Gideon, bap. April 10, 1761, 

m. Love Curtiss, in 1785 ; Daniel, b. March 28, 1765 ; Mary, b. 
May 15, 1767 ; John, b. June 2, 1769 ; Aaron, bap. May 5, 1771 ; 
Huldah, bap. May 16, 1773 ; Allen, bap. July 30, 1775 ; Aaron Al- 
len, bap. April 5, 1778 ; Sherman, bap. Oct. 6, 1782 ; 3. Alma, m. 
Allen ; 4. Mary, m. Walker ; 5. Sarah, m. Sherman. 

Jedediah Munn, Jr., m. Agnes Nichols, Nov. 17, 1774, and had 
North South, b. Dec. 21, 1775. 



MOSELEY FAMILY 



Increase Moseley, Esq., was born at Norwich, Conn., May 18, 
1712, m. Deborah Tracy of Windham, May 7, 1735, removed to 
" Ancient Woodbury," about 1740, and afterward went to Vermont, 
His wife Deborah, died Sept. 6, 1777, and he died May 2, 1795. 
His ch. were, 1. Abisha, b. June 6, 1736 ; 2. Abner,b. May 17, 1738; 
3. Increase, b. Oct. 13, 1740 ; 4. Molly, m. William Hooker, March 
18, 1754; 5. Deborah, b. Nov. 11, 1748, m. John Clark, of Middle- 
town ; 6. Susanna, b. June 11, 1751, d. young; 7. Prince, b. Oct, 9, 
1753, m. Mary Newton, and removed to Vennont; 8. Triphena, b. 
July 12, 1758, m. Bronson, and went to Vt. 

Abisha, eldest son of Increase, m. Lois Dutton, Dec. 14, 1757, 
and had, 1. Susanna, b. Dec. 23, 1758, d. young ; 2. Eunice, m. Eben- 
ezer Frisbie ; 3. John, b. July 5, 1762, m. Abigail Castle, and remov- 
ed to Vt. ; 4. Thomas, b. July, 1764; 5. Nathaniel T., b. July 27, 



620 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

1766; 6. Lois, b. Aug. 4, 1768; 7. Mary, bap. June 11, 1771; 8, 
Abigail, bap. 1774; 9. Deborah, b. Feb. 16, 1777. 

Abner, second son of Increase, m. Ann Clark, Sept. 18, 1765. 
He d. Feb. 22, 1812, and liis widow d. in 1839. Their eh. were, 1. 
Gideon, b. June 29, 1766, m. Anna Taylor, and had, ch., Edna, 
Sophia, Frederick, Horace and Frances; 2. Edna, b. Aug. 14, 1769, 
m. Ashbel Moody, and d. Oct. 29, 1806; 3. Susanna, b. March 2, 
1772, m. Samuel Sperry, April 28, 1804; 4. Sarah Ann, b. June 25, 
1775, m. Doct. Ira V. Bronson. 

Col. Increase, third son of Increase, m. Patience Hinraan, Oct. 15, 
1769. He d. in 1811, and his relict d. March, 1827. Ch., 1. Olive, 
b. Sept. 2, 1770, m. Josiah Curtiss; 2. William, b. March 26, 1772, 
m. 1. Susan Marshall, m. 2. Fanny Cowles, and now resides at New 
Haven; S.Truman, b. Nov. 8, 1773, d. July 11, 1839; 4. John, b. 
Oct. 23, 1775, m. Molly Matilda Graham, Oct., 1798, who d. Jan. 30, 
1810, m. 2. Rebecca R. Brinsmade, June 13, 1821. His ch. were, Wil- 
liam G., b. Aug. 6, 1799 ; Polly Maria, b. Jan. 30, 1805, m. Thomas 
Johnson in 1827 ; Mary Ann, b. March 26, 1809, m. Walter John- 
son, Aug. 9, 1827. 

William G., son of John, m. Maria Curtiss, Nov. 12, 1821. Ch., 
Maria, b. Oct. 4, 1822, m. George Hinman of Boston ; 2. Charles 
W., b. May 6, 1824, d. on shipboard, in consequence of a fall, which 
he received when returning from Liverpool ; John G., b. Feb. 14, 
1833. 



MARTIN FAMILY, 




"Martin (Plymouth, Co. Devon; originally from Kent. Capt. 
John Martin of this family went round the world with Drake in 
1577.) Gules on a chevron or, three talbots passant sable. Crest — 
on a globe or, a falcon rising argent gorged with a ducal coronet." 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 621 

The ancient arms of the Martin family were, " Argent, two bars 
gules. Crest — out of a mural crown vert, a talbot's head, eared and 
langued gules collared of the first. J^fotto — Sure and Steadfast." 

The name of Martin was adopted as a surname, at a very early 
date, and few names have had greater numbers to bear them. The 
earliest record containing it, which has attracted the attention of the 
author, is the " Roll of Battle Abbey," on which the name of " Le- 
Sire de S. Martin," appears. Battle Abbey was dedicated to St. 
Martin, and the date of its " Roll" is A. D. 10 G6. The nacne was 
not only numerous on the other side of the water, but it has been the 
same in this country from its first settlement. There was a William 
Martin at London, Eng., who assisted the Puritans in pi*eparing for 
their voyage to Plymouth Rock, but it does not appear, that he him- 
self came to this country. John Martyn, afterward Capt. John 
Martyn, or Martin of Plymouth, and son of Martin of Bridge- 
town near Totness, who had male issue living at that place in 1620, 
sailed round the globe with Sir Francis Drake, leaving Plymouth, 
Nov. 15, 1577, and returning to the same port, Sept. 26, 1580. 

Christopher Martin, his wife, son Christopher, and one other, 
whose name is not given, came over in the Mayflower in 1 620, but 
they all died during the first winter. Others of the name, however, 
came in almost every company for some years. They settled in 
various parts of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Virginia and other 
colonies. John, "William and Samuel seem to have been favorite 
Christian names in the family. Two of the former name went to 
Virginia in 1635. John and wife Sarali were at Boston in 1643, 
another John at Dorchester in 1666, and still another at Chelmsford 
in 1665. William Martin of Reading, Mass., was made a freeman, 
May 18, 1655. There was a William of Groton, Mass., who d. in 
1672, a. 76. There was an Anthony Martin at Middletown, Conn., 
m. Mary Halle, had ch., Mary, John and Elizabeth, and d. in 1693. 
There was also a William Martin of the same place. 

It is proposed in this account to trace only the descendants of 
William Martin, or William Seaborn Martin, as he is familiarly 
known by his descendants, who was first of Stratford, and afterward 
of Woodbury. The tradition in the family is, that this William's 
father emigrated from Plymouth, Eng., and that this son was born 
on the passage to this country. ■ But every person, who has had any 
experience in genealogical investigation, well knows how little reli- 
ance can be placed on such legendary information. It may have 
been the case ; the story is thoroughly circulated among his descend- 



622 ^ HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

ants, and as confidently believed. There was a Robert, who lived 
some years in New Haven, and had eh., John and Stephen, baptized 
there before his removal from that place some time previous to 1655. 
It is possible, that this Robert had a son, William, born as the story 
indicates, who at maturity found his way to the neighboring town of 
Stratford, and thence with the early settlers to "Woodbury. There 
was a Samuel Martin of "Wethei'sfield, who m. in England, wid. 
Phebe Brace, or Bracey, a dau. of William Bisby, merchant of 
^ London, and came over with his wife and her ch., by her former 
husband, about 1650. It is not impossible, that this lady gave birth 
to a child on the voyage, whom she called William from the name of 
her father, and Seaborn from the circumstances of his birth. Another 
circumstance in favor of this supposition, is the fact of William's 
marriage in 1685, which would make him according to this theory, 
about twenty-five years of age at that date, an age when he might 
be expected to form this connection. The records of Wethersfield 
show no birth of any child of Samuel, as might be expected, if Wil- 
iam was born on the passage over, and the parties had no other chil- 
dren. This was a second marriage, and the parents were probably 
somewhat in years. Wethersfield furnished many inhabitants for 
Stratford, and this would account for his appearance there. 

William Martin* and his wife Abigail, were admitted to the first 
church in Woodbury, on their removal there, Aug. 30, 1685. She 
was the daughter of Jonathan Curtiss, of Stratford, and b. Oct. 17, 
1671. They were m. June 25, 1685, when she was about fourteen 
years of age. Their first child was born in the twentieth year of her 
a"-e.* He died July 4, 1715. His widow survived him some twenty 
years, and died Jan. 4, 1735. He was buried near the center of the 
old burying-ground in Woodbury, and a coarse native stone, on which 
was chiseled, "W. M., July 4, 1715," was set up at the head and 
foot of his grave. These stones have been removed in digging other 
graves, and now lie on the ground near the place of their original 
location. His children were, 

I I. Joseph,^ bap. Nov., 1691. 
fj II. Samuel,2bap. March, 1693. 



1 There have been many instances of earlier marriages than this. I am informed 
by a friend, that there has been an instance in Roxbury within a few years, where a 
mother and her child were both in the list of children entitled to draw school money 
at the same time. As none are entitled except children between the ages of four and 
sixteen years of age, it wiU be seen in this case, that the chUd must have been more 
than four and the mother less than sixteen years of age. 



HISTORT OF ANCIENT WOODBUET. 623 

*, III. Caleb,^ b. March 26, 1698. 

5 IV. Phebe,^ bap. Jan., 1704 ; m. Daniel Curtiss, June 3, 1730. 

Joseph^ (2) m. Sarali Harris, Aug. 18, 1718. He d. 1740. 
Children, 

6 I. Abigail,^ bap. May 10, 1719. 
I II. Abijah,^ bap. Oct. 16, 1720. 

8 in. Hannah^ or Han-iet,^ bap. July 20, 1722. 

J IV. Asahel,^ b. July 2, 1724. 

10 V. Andrewj^* b. Oct., 1726 ; m. Eunice Mitchell, Nov. 5, 1746. 

^ VI. Amos,^ bap. Oct. 8, 1728. 

12 Vn. Joseph,^ bap. Aug. 9, 1729 ; m. Jerusha Webster. He 
d. 1755. 

'^ YIU. Gideon,^ bap. July 28, 1736. 

Samuel" (3) m. Annis Hinman, Jan. 15, 1716. 

This individual had seventeen children by one wife, three of them 
at a single birth. These were daughters, all of whom married and 
had children. It was regarded as a remarkable occurrence, and as 
he was a man of moderate means, he petitioned the General Court for 
aid in the support of his family, but it was not granted. The petition 
is a curious document, and is given entire, as follows : 

" To the Hon'''' Gen" Assembly of;his Majesties Colony of Connecticut in New 
England in their Session at Hartlbrd in May, 1736. 

" The Humble memorial of Sam" Martin of Woodbury May it please your 
honors 

" Whereas the Glorious and Supream Governour of the World has Given me 
reason to Sing both of Mercy & of Judgement In that He hath blessed me 
with a numerous posterity & has particularly of Late increased the number in 
an uncommon manner, my Wife this Spring being delivered of three daughters 
at a birth, which made my number thirteen, and all living, healthy children ; 
And yet it hathe pleased the same Providence to lay me under some Considera- 
ble disadvantages to support my family ; for I have been by a sore Wound in 
my hand considerably disenabled to labour ; My Eldest Son now in his seven- 
teenth year, by a double breach in his thigh is like to be a Criple all his days. 
My wife since her lying in inclining much to a Dropsy, & unable to take the 
care of the family as formerly ; and having this Spring also lost two new Milch 
Cows, on which we had considerable dependence for the support of my family, 
& especially my infants, I am hereby reduced to considerable straits & scarce 
know how to support the charges Providence hath laid upon me. And there 
having been but one Instance of this nature in the Colony heretofore, viz' of 
Squire Curtis in Stratford. And hearing what the Charitable Disposition of the 
Hon'''= Assembly was in that case to that Gentleman, together with the many 
Instances the Hon^'^ Assembly have given of their readiness to help and relieve 
such as are in want, I have hereby been emboldened and encouraged to Lay my 
Case in the fores'' broken manner before you. And would Now Humbly Intreat 



624 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

this Hon'''' Assembly to take my Case into their Serious Consideration, and 
vouchsafe me some help and relief in such measure as in their extensive char- 
ity and in such measure as in their profound Wisdom, they shall see meet 
whereby I may in some measure be inabled to bear the extraordinary charges 
Divine Sovereignty hath laid upon me amidst the disadvantages I labor under. 
And y« Memorialist as in duty bound shall ever pray. 

"Woodbury, May lit'', 1736. 

*' Samuel Martin." 

His children were, 

14 I. Mary,^ b. April 11, 1717 ; m. Ephraim Minor, Jr., Nov. 20, 
1739. 

15 II. Eunice,^ b. April 15, 1718; d. 1788. 
I] III. William,3 b. April 27, 1719. 

^ IV. Samuel,^ b. Feb. 10, 1722. 

18 V. David,^ bap. June 9, 1723 ; d. young. 

19 VI. Prudence,^ b. Oct. 9, 1724; m. Daniel Minor, Feb. 6, 
1746. 

20 VII. Mercy,3 bap. Nov. 13, 1726; m. Amos Root, Sept. 16, 
1747. 

21 VIII. David,=^ bap. May 26, 1728. 
fs IX. Jonas,=^ bap. Oct. 25, 1729. 

I X. Elisha,^ b. Sept. 28, 1732. 
It XI. Natlian,=^ b. July 30, 1734. 

ffi?m'^"r''' 3 1. ,.,, (b. March 18, 1736. 
Zb Xili. Patience,'^ >• at a birth, -< , -., , oi itq/' 

27 XIV. Concurrence,^ ) ( ^^P* ^^'^^ ^1, 1736. 

28 XV. Timothy ,3 bap. March 4, 1739. 

29 XVI. DanieV b. April 23, 1*41. 

30 XVII. Deliverance,^' b. 1744. 

Caleb=^ (4) m. Elizabeth Walker, June 3, 1729 ; m. 2. Sarah 

. He d. Sept. 14, 1776, aged 79. Children, 

fl, I. Solomon,=*b. April 17,1731. 

32 II. Phebe,3 b. Dec. 26, 1733 ; m. Fairchild. 

33 III. EHzabeth,3 b. Feb. 27, 1736 ; m. Walker. 

{S IV. John,3 b. Jan. 15, 1739. 

35 V. Caleb,' ) , a o^ i7ti f 

36 VI. Esther,^' j ^- ^"S- ^^, i^-i^- 1 ^^ zimri Moody, March 21, 

1761. 

Abijalf (7) m. Mary Terrill, July 13, 1741. Children, 
iVi I. Elijah," bap. April 15, 1744. 

38 II. Abijah," bap. March 8, 1747. 

39 lU. Andrew,* bap. Sept. 5, 1756. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 625 

40 IV. Jerusha,* bap. Oct. 8, 1758; m. Samuel Tomlinson, Jan. 
17, 1783. 

41 V. Ashbel," bap. Nov. 27, 1760. 

42 VI. David/ bap. Aug. 11, 1763. 

43 VII. Samuel/ bap. May 11, 1766; m. Chloe Stoddard, Jan. 
26, 1784. 

44 VIII. Marsh,^ bap. Aug. 27, 1769. 

45 IX. Marv Ann/ bap. Mav 31, 1772. 

Asahel' (9) m. Comfort Jackson, Nov. 5, 1746 ; d. June 17, 
1759 ; m. 2. Ann Benham. Nov. 20, 1759. Children, 

46 I. Azeubah/ b. Dec. 3, 1746. 

47 II. Job/ b. Jan. 13, 1749. 

48 III. Enos/ b. April 22, 1751. 

49 IV. Sarah/ b. March 16, 1753. 

50 V. Joseph/ b. Sept. 3, 1755. 

51 VI. Asahel/ b. Nov. 21, 1757. 

53 Vlli. An^n^^^^' i" ^^' second wife, b. July 27, 1761. 

Amos" (11) m. Prudence Tuttle. Jan. 16, 1755. He died 
April 7, 1800. Children, 

54 I. Aaron,^ b. May 23, 1756. 

55 II. Isaac/ bap. Nov. 19, 1758. 
oQ III. Noah/ bap. Nov. 9, 1760. 

57 IV. Jesse/ bap. Feb. 27, 1763. 

58 V. Eli/ bap. Feb. 3, 1765. 

^ VI. Truman/ bap. March 12, 1769. 

Gideon^ (13.) He died 1785. Children, 

60 I. Hannah,^ bap. Feb. 12, 1758. 

61 II. Robert/ bap. Dec. 20, 1759. 

62 III. Mercy Ann/ bap. April 17, 1765. 

William^ (16.) Children, 

63 I. Simeon/ b. March 25, 1744. 

64 II. Joel/ b. June 23, 1745 ; m. Lucy , and had ch., Joel. 

65 III. Thaddeus/ b. March 8, 1747. 

66 IV. Mary,^ b. Nov. 5, 1749. 

67 V. Damaris,* b. Aug. 4, 1751 ; d. June 5, 1752. 

68 VI. Damaris/ b. Jan. 19, 1754. 

Samuel' (17) m. Ann Hurd, July 24, 1744. Children, 

69 I. Reuben/ bap. June 22, 1746. 

70 II. Esther/ bap. June 12, 1748. 

71 III. Annis/ bap. May 20,1750. 

44 



626 HISTORY OP ANCIENT WOODBURT. 

72 IV. Wait/ bap. July 5, 1752. 

73 V. Solomon/ bap. July 28, 1754. 

74 VI. Zadoc/ bap. Oct. 3, 1756. 

75 VII. Samuel/ bap. Aug. G, 1758. 

Jonas'* (22.) Children, 

76 I. Ebenezer Gold/ bap. May 24, 1767, m. and had 1. Thad- 
deus, 2. Faith, 3. Polly, 4. Samuel, 5. Sheldon. 

77 II. Susanna/ bap. May 19, 1771, m. Clifford, of Vt. 

78 III. Faith,^bap. Oct. 17, 1773, m. Dea. Joseph Hatch. 
^^ IV. Samuel/ bap. Sept. 24, 1775. 

80 V. Sarah,< bap. Sept. 17, 1777, m. David Dinsmore. 

81 VI. Rhoda/ bap. March 5, 1780. 

82 VII. Mary Ann,^ bap. March 24, 1782. 

83 VIII. Bethiah/ bap. April 4, 1784. 

84 IX. Jonas Sheldon,^ bap. Sept. 3, 1786, m. Polly Preston, and 
2. "Widow Lucy Woodward ; has child, Harriet, lives in New York. 

85 X. Daniel/ bap. Oct. 12, 1788, unm., lives in Woodbury. 

Elisha^ (23) m. Hannah Minor, March 8, 1757. Children, 

86 I. Rachel/ bap. Dec. 18, 1757. 

87 II. David,' bap. April 13, 1759. 

88 III. Jerusha/ bap. March 7, 1762. 

89 IV. David Minor,'' bap. July 15, 1764. 

90 V. Concurrence/ bap. Oct. 5, 1766. 

91 VI. Sylvia/ bap. March 5, 1769. 
92- VII. EHsha/ bap. March 17, 1771. 

93 VIII. Eunice/ bap. July 9, 1775. 

94 IX. Reuben," bap. July 9, 1775. 

95 X. Reuben Hinman, bap. Aug. 29, 1779. 

Nathan^ (24) m. Ellen Bradley. He d. at Woodbury, in 
1794. Children, 

96 I. Samuel." 

97 II. Truman." 

1^!^ III. Nathan," b. Aug. 7, 1768. 

99 IV. Ellen," m. Bildad Sherman, of Woodbury, and had chil- 
dren, John, Lucy, Bradley, Nancy, Judson, and Emily. He died at 
Angelica, N. Y., in 1840, and his widow at the same place, in 1834. 

100 V. Sybil/ m. Daniel Hurlbut. 

101 VI. Jason.^ 

102 VII. Phineas." 
[^ VIII. Thaddeua." 

}J1 IX. Bradley/ b. May 6, 1782. 



HISTORT OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 627 

105 X. Wait/ lives at Avon, N. Y. 

Solom(5n^ (31) m. Esther Mitchell, who was b. 1725, and d. 
Oct. 18, 1804. He d. July 24, 1805. Children, 
JJ^ I. Benjamin,* b. Nov. 25, 1754, d. April 30, 1782. 
\% II. Isaac,^ b. April 5, 1757, d. N^v. 6, 1882. 
108 III. Eunice," b. Sept. 24, 1759, d. June 27, 1761. 
Ig IV. Solomon,^ b. June 15, 1762, d. 1816. 
\fs V. Reuben,^ b. June 22, 1765, d. Feb. 14, 1836. 

111 VI. Eunice," b. June 27, 1771, d. April 29, 1782. 
Elijah" (37) m. Anne Smith, April 7, 1768. Children, 

112 Mary,^b. Feb. 8, 1769. 

113 Sarah Ann,' b. April 27, 1771. 

114 Eliphalet,' b. Sept. 5, 1772. 

115 Marsh,' b. Nov. 26, 1775. 

116 Faith,' b. April 22, 1778. 

117 Ashley,^ b. March 16, 1781. 

118 Elvira,^ b. Oct. 3, 1792. 

Lieut. John^ (34) m. Martha Judson, Jan. 27, 1763, who d. 
June 5, 1766. Children, 

119 I. Olive," b. Nov. 30, 1764. 

120 II. Martha,^ b. June 5, 1766. 

121 III. Noah," b. 1768. 
Truman" (59.) Children, 

122 I. Charles,^ bap. Aug. 23, 1795. 

123 11. Ruth,^ bap. Aug. 23, 1795. 

124 III. Aaron,^ bap. Aug. 23, 1795. 

125 IV. Jennette,^ bap- Aug. 23, 1795. 

Samuel" (79) m. Sally De Forest. He d. Feb. 7, 1849. She 
d. March, 1838. Children, 

126 I. Frederick,^ m. Mary Ann Orton, July 11, 1839, and has 
children, Caroline E., b. Dec. 28, 1840 ; Mary 0.,b. April 12, 1843; 
Harriet E., b. July 26, 1846; John Orton, b. March 30, 1849, and 
Frederick Sheldon, b. Sept. 1, 1851. 

127 II. John,^ m. Mehala Carmer. 

Nathan" (98) m. Abiah Minor, Sept., 1794. She was b. Oct. 
21, 1772. He moved from "Woodbury to Peacham, Vt., 
March, 1809. Here his wife died Aug. 12, 1816. He 
moved thence to Clarkson, N. Y., May, 1835, and thence 
to Avon, Livingston county, N. Y., where he now resides, 
at the age of 85, in the enjoyment of good health. Chil- 
dren, 



628 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

128 I. Nathaniel,^ b. June 16, 1795, d. April 8, 1796. 

129 11. Curtis,^ b. Oct. 2.5, 1796, tl. May 16, 182o. 

130 III. Infont son,= b. May 3, 1798, d. May 12, 17£8. 

131 IV. Betsey M.,^ b. Sept. 25, 1801, unm., lives at Avon. 
iS V. Henry,'* b. Nov. 14, 1802. 

133 VI. Henrietta/ b. May 6, 1806, m. Truman Watrous, July 
22, 1835, and d. without issue, July 20, 1836. 

134 VII. Aaron Jason,' b. April 14, 1809, d. Feb. 7, 1834. 
Thaddeus^ (108) m. Melietable Throop, sister of Gov. Throop, 

of N. Y., Oct. 10, 1805. He resided at Avon, Livingston 
county, N. Y., where he d. April 23, 1826. Children, 
134 I. Mortimer Bradley,^ b. Oct. 18, 1806, and now resides in 
Kalamazoo county, Michigan, m. Mary Ann Beach, Feb. 16, 1841, 
and had two sons and one daughter. The wife and daughter are de- 
ceased. 

Ib^ II. Enos Thompson Throop,^ b. Nov. 25, 1808. 

136 III. George Bliss,^ b. Sept. 12, 1811, m. Hannah Townsend, 
Sept. 3, 1835. 

137 IV. Harriet Byron,^ b. April 24, 1814, m. John Williams, of 
Salem, N. Y., Sept. 9,1835. 

138 V. Thaddeus Osger,'* b. April 15, 1816. 

139 VI. Henry ,5 b. July 5, 1818, d. Oct. 10, 1818. 

140 VII. Henry ,^ b. June 30, 1819, d. Dec. 5, 1819. 

141 VIII. Henrietta,' b. June 30, 1819, d. April 15, 1822. 
^^142 IX. Evelina Throop,^ b. Feb. 11, 1822, m. James H. Roches- 
ter, May 14, 1846. 

Bradley,' (104) b. at "Woodbury, May 6, 1782, and d. at Avon, 

N. Y., April 23, 1825, m. Harriet B. Hull, who was b. at 

Salisbury, Conn., Nov. 20, 1785. 

143 I. Eliza H.,^ b. at Avon, N. Y., July 9, 1807, d. Feb. 23, 

1829, about four months after her marriage to Alfred B. Field, of 

Canandaigua, N. Y. 

\t\ II. Henry Hull,^ b. Nov. 27, 1809. 

145 III. Harriet E.,^ b. April 6, 1817, m. James S. Polhemus, of 
Astoria, N. Y., June 20, 1849. 

146 IV. Jane Ann,^ b. Nov. 9, 1819, m. Anthony Blanchard, of 
Albany, Aug. 11,1841. 

Benjamin* (106) m. Hannah Atwood, who d. May 3, 1843, 
aged 88. Children, 

147 I. Esther,' b. Jan. 1, 1777, d. Nov. 16, 1819, m. Gordon 
Huntington, of Unadilla, N. Y., had children, 1. Hannah A., b. May, 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 629 

1800, who ra. 1. Calvin Bulies, of New York; m. 2. Rev. R. H. Wal- 
lace, of Coldenliam, N. Y. ; 2. Anna M., b. March, 1802, m. David 
P. Brewster, of Oswego, N. Y., Oct., 1826 ; children, Lucius Hunt- 
ington, b. July 31, 1827, who m. Maria P. Baron, Oct. 9, 1851, and 
had child, Anna H., b. Oct. 9, 1852. 

148 II. Phebe,5b. June 22, 1779, d. Mavl, 1785. 

149 III. Benjamin,^ b. May 11, 1781, d. Dec. 9, 1798. 

Isaac* (107) m. Mary Baldwin, Nov. 17, 1779 ; she was b. 
Nov. 6, 1760, andd. March 13, 1833. Children, 
Ysl I. Isaac Mitchell,^ b. Jan. 2, 1781, d. Aug. 1, 1847. ' 
1^ II. Philo,^ b. July 29, 1783. 
1.52 III. Eunice,^ b. Sept. 27, 1786, d. Dec. 17, 1789. 
153 IV. Anna,^ b. Feb. 9, 1791, d. March 4, 1795. 
i^J V. Jehiel P.,-^ b. Oct. 17, 1793. 

155 VI. Anna,^ b. March 17, 1796, m. John Salisbury, of Jeffer- 
son, N. Y. ; children, Lucy, Mary, Philena C. and Cornelius J. 

Solomon* (109) m. Susan Scott, of Catskill, N. Y., 1796. 
Children, 

156 L Benjamin F.,^ b. March, 1802. 

157 IL William S.,* b. March, 1802, m. in 1842, and has a son 
and daughter. 

158 III. Edward,^ b. 1804, m. in 1885, and has one child, Charles, 
b. in 1836. 

159 IV. Robert H., b. 1808, m. Lucy Warner, of Hartford, Conn., 
May, 1836; children, Cornelia, b. 1838, and Kate, b. 1840. 

Reuben* (110) m. March 4, 1799, Sally Minor, who was born 
Dec. 8, 17G9. Children, 

160 I. Altha,5 b. Feb. 11, 1800, m. Dea. Nathaniel Minor, Aug. 
18, 1819 ; children, Antoinette, b. Nov. 25, 1821, d. March 24, 1843; 
Mary Root, b. March 25, 1826, m. Nathaniel L. Strong, Nov. 4, 
1846 ; child, Nathaniel Minor, b. April 6, 1849. 

161 IIL 01ive,=* b. March 15, 1802, d. June 15, 1846, m. Thomas 
Olcott, Jr., March 10, 1824. He d. Nov. 25, 1838 ; children, Sarah 
M., b. July 22, 1827, m. John E. Strong, June 8, 1852 ; Margaret T., 
b. Jan. 20, 1831. 

162 IIL Electa,"^ b. April 9, 1804, d. Oct. 9, 1807. 

163 IV. Electa A.,5 b. Oct. 4,4807, unm. 

.164 V. Reuben B.,^ b. Jan. 14, 1813, m. Susan W. Cogswell, Oct. 
25, 1843; she was b. Oct. 12, 1812 ; children, Reuben Whittlesey, 
b. Jan. 26, 1845 ; Sally Cogswell, b. May 12, 1847, d. May 14, 1849 ; 
Esther Maria, b. Nov. 27, 1850 ; Susan W., b. Jan. 1, 1853. 



630 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

Henry^ (132) m. Tryphena Hawkins, of Alexandria, N. Y., 
Feb. 25, 1831. He resides at Buffalo, N. Y., and is lai'gely 
engaged in railroad operations. Children, 

165 I. Henry Hawkins,*^ b. Dec. 30, 1831. 

166 II. Frank," b. Feb. 25, 1841. 

167 III. Van Rensselear," b. April 24, 1845. 

Enos Thompson Throop^ (135) m. Cornelia "Williams, of 
Utica, N. Y., June 1, 1837. He resides at Willowbrook, 
on the Owasco Lake, near Auburn, N. Y. Children, 

168 I. Mary Williams,'' b. May 14, 1838. 

169 II. Cornelia Eliza,^ b. Feb. 10, 1840. 

170 III. Harriet Byron," b. July 2, 1841, d. Feb. 6, 1845. 

171 IV. Evelina Throop,'' b. Feb. 28, 1843. 

172 V. Throop,''b. Dec. 23, 1844. 

173 VI. Emily Norwood," b. Nov. 29, 1846. 

174 VIL Eliza Williams," b. Dec. 17, 1848. 

175 VIII. John Williams," b. Sept. 24, 1850. 

176 IX. George Bliss," b. May 29, 1852. 

Henry HulP (144) m. Anna Townsend, Oct. 8, 1835. He 
studied law, and practiced the profession with ability, and 
good success, for some years. He now resides at Albany, 
N. Y., and is cashier of the Albany City Bank. Children, 

177 I. Henry Townsend," b. at Albany, Jan. 2, 1837. 

178 II Anna Lawrence," b. at Flushing, L. I., Sept. 3, 1838. 

179 III. Harriet Byron," b. at Albany, Jan. 1, 1840 ; d. Jan. 29, 
1844. 

180 IV. Bradley, b. at Albany, Dec. 18,1841. 

181 V. Alice, " b. at Albany, Jan. 12, 1848. 

182 VI. Frederick Townsend," b. at Albany, Dec. 6,1849. 

183 VIL Howard Townsend," b. at Albany, Feb. 28, 1853. 
Isaac MitchelP (150) m. Philena Guernsey, Feb. 16, 1801. 

She was b. May 31, 1776 ; d. Sept. 24, 1824 ; m. 2. Lou- 
isa Baker, April, 1825 ; d. Aug. 7, 1832 ; m. 3. Betsey 
Swetland, April 17, 1834. Children, 

184 L Emily," b. Dec. 30, 1801 ; d. June, 1828 ; m. Gushing 

Cunningham. Ch., two sons, d. young ; Marilla C, who m. 

Galpin, and has one son. 

185 IL Bennet," b. Aug. 1, 1805 ; m. Asenath Smith, Nov. 28, 
1832. 

186 III. Sarah," b. Jan. 30, 1810 ; m. Stephen Smith, June 26, 
1831. 



HISTORY OP ANCIENT WOODBURT. 631 

187 IV. Catherine,^ b. Nov. 3, 1813. 

188 V. Harmon M., b. Aug. 29,1815; d. Oct., 1847. 

Philo= (151) m. Fanna Hurd, Dec. 21, 1803. She was born 
Dec. 6, 1780; d.Aug. 19, 1841. Children, 

189 I. Homer,« b. Sept. 12, 1804; m. Sarah Dodge, of Albany, 
June 27, 1827, and has ch., 1. Edmund Philo, b. Oct. 8, 1829 ; 2. 
Frances H., b. July 10, 1831, d. June 18, 1837 ; 3. Sarah D., b. Sept. 
27, 1833, d. July 27, 1836; 4. Homer Dodge, b. Oct. 28, 1836. 

190 II. Laura,"^ b. Nov. 30, 1805. 

191 III. Garret,*^ b. Feb. 4, 1808 ; m. Lydia Warriner, April 16, 
1835, and has ch., Altana, b. March, 1836, d. May, 1837 ; Jason H., 
b. April 16, 1839. 

192 IV. Mary Ann,'^b. Sept. 10, 1809. 

193 V. Betsey," b. Sept. 14, 1811, d. Aug. 13, 1847. 

194 VI. Philo Lewis,*^ b. July 30,1813; m. Hannah S. Giddings, 
Sept. 30, 1847. She was b. March 26, 1829, and has ch., Mose3 
C. G., b. Jan. 4, 1852. 

195 VII. Fanna Adaline," b. Sept. 15, 1815. 

196 VIII. A daughter," b. Oct. 17, 1817 ; d. 

197 IX. Reuben," b. March 18, 1819 ; m. Charlotte S. Minor, 
Dec. 4, 1848, and had ch., Philo M., b. March 5, 1850 ; d. Dec. 30, 
1851. 

198 X. Joel," b. June 16, 1821. 

199 XL Isaac Mitchell," b. Sept. 16, 1824. 

Jehiel P.5 (154) m. Susan Watson, 1814. Children, 

200 I. Isaac," d. at eight yeax's of age. 

201 II. Phebe Ann," 

202 III. Elizabeth," 



MARSHALL FAMILY. 

Edward Marshall,' a merchant of New York city, who is supposed 
to have been the son of Jarvis Marshall, of the same city, was the 
first of the name to whom the Mai'shalls of "Woodbury trace their de- 
scent. He m. Anna Maria , who after his decease, m. Rukard 

Burke, by whom she had ch., Anna and Mary. Her will is dated 
May 29, 1723. Children, 

I L John,= b. Feb. 8, 1701. 

3 n. Susanna.^ 



632 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

John^ (2) vras a shipping merchant at New York ; m. Elsie 
Rutgers, Jan. 27, 1709-10, and d. Aug. 21, 1750. Ch., 

4 I. Anna Maria,^ b. Sept. 29, 1731 ; m. Johannes Panet ; d. 
May 19,1764. 

5 II. Hermanus,'' b. March 8, 1739 ; d. July 24, 1745. 

6 III. Edward,^ b. April 5, 1741 ; d. at Derby, May 30, 1773. 
? IV. John Rutgers,^ b. June 11, 1743. 

Rev. John Rutgers^ (7) was b. in New York ; resided in Strat- 
foi'd as a merchant from 1766 to 1771. He finally became 
first rector of St. Paul's Church, "Woodbury, and d. Jan. 
21, 1789. He was interred in rear of St. Paul's Church. 
He m. Sarah Bryan, of Milford, Nov. 19, 1766. Ch., 

8 I. Susanna Anna Maria,'^ b. Feb. 19, 1768, m. Rev. Reuben 
Ives, of Cheshire, Conn., Jan. 25, 1789, and d. Aug. 26, 1849. Their 
children were Anna Burke, Maria, Susan, Cornelia, and Edward 
John. 

9 II. Rukard Burke,., b. Jan. 7, 1770; m. Ruth Preston, Juno 
18, 1795. No children. 

10 III. Sarah,-' b. Dec. 24, 1771; m. William Hawley, of Red- 
ding, Dec. 24, 1794 ; d. at Oswego, June 24, 1845. Ch., William 
Marshall, b. Jan 12, 1795; Sarah Lydia, b. March 10, 1797; Wil- 
liam, b. May 23, 1799 ; Susanna Anna Maria, b. Nov. 19, 1801 ; John 
Panet, b. Feb. 23, 1804; Henry Rutgers, b. April 29, 1806, and 
Mary Sophia, b. Aug. 29, 1809. 

11 IV. Anna Maria Susanna,^ b. Feb. 24, 1774; m. William 
Moseley, Feb. 24, 1799 ; d. at New Haven, March 2, 1837. Ch., 
Hermanns, John Rutgers, William and John. 

12 V. Hermanus,''b. April 22, 1776; m. Abigail Judson, of Wash- 
ington, Conn., April, 1804 ; d. at Ogdensburgh, N. Y., Dec. Tl, 1845. 

13 VI. John," b. May 17, 1778. Supposed to be d.; no ch. 
1* VII. John Panet," b. Aug. 29, 1781. 

15 VIII. Anna Burke," b. Aug. 23, 1782 ; d. at seven years of 
age. 

16 IX. Elsie," b. June 18, 1784; m., in 1809, Hon. Charles B. 
Phelps, attorney at law, and judge of the Litchfield county court. 
She d. Dec. 21, 1825, and he m. 2. Amanda Parker. His ch. are, 
George Bartlett, b. Feb. 11, 1810 ; Charles Elisha, b.Oct. 29, 1811 ; 
Edward Marshall, b. Nov. 29, 1813 ; John Rutgers, b. March 20, 
1816 ; Susan Moseley, b. March 23, 1818; Elisha Charles, b. Sept. 
5, 1821 ; and by the second marriage, Amanda and Maria. 

John Panel* (14) m. Julia Perry, Dec. 10, 1812. Ch., 



H I S T O II Y OF ANCIENT WO O I) B U R Y . 633 

17 I. Henry P./' b. Feb. 17, 181'i; in. Cornelia Conrad. Ch., 
John Henry," cl. Aug. 9, 1850 ; Anna Dewiit,'' Julia Perry ," Blandi- 
na Tappan,'' Frederick Panet, and Henry. 

18 11. Frederick A.,^ b. Jan. 20, ISIG. 

19 ni. Julia P.,= b. Oct. 24, 18 19. 

20 IV. Waller P./ b. May 20, 1821. 



]\I I T C II E L L F A M I L Y . 

Persons of the name of Mitchell, were early in Xew England. 
According to Farmer, Experience Mitchell came over in the third 
ship, named the Ann, in 1623. He was one of the company of Pil- 
grims in Holland, one of the first proprietors of Plymouth, and died 
in 1G80, aged nearly ninety. He had four sons, Thomas, Jacob, John 
and Edward. 

According to Mather's iSIagnalia, Rev. Jonathan Mitchell, (son of 
Matthew,) was born at Halifax, in Yorksliire, England, in 1024 ; 
came to America at the age of eleven years, in the same ship with 
Richard Mather ; arrived at Charlestown, Mass., where they were 
sick the first winter. He went to Concord in the latter part of the 
v/inter, next summer to Saybrook, Conn., the following spring to 
Wethersfield, and at the close of that year to Stamford. He gradua- 
ted at Harvard College in 1(347, preached his first sermon at Hart- 
ford, June 22, 1G49, and began to occupy the pulpit at Cambridge, 
Aug. 12, 1649, which he continued to fill for eighteen years. He 
was, according to this authority, the third minister at this place. 

By Winslow's Journal, we are informed that the Mitchells came 
over in the ship James, of Bristol. 

According to information in the possession of Minot Mitchell, Esq., 
of White Plains, N. Y., the Mitchells were originally from Scotland, 
but removed to Halifax, in Yorkshire, where they resided for three 
generations. Matthew' Mitchell, who is the ancestor of the family 
in this country, was born in 1590. He was a dissenter and is repre- 
sented to have been not only a very pious man, but a man of very 
considerable fortune. The dissenters from the Church of England, 
being constantly persecuted and annoyed in their religious worship, 
I'.e with many others of his persuasion, determined to leave England; 
and on the twenty-third of May, 1635, they set sail from Bristol, and 
arrived at Boston, Aug. 17, the same year. On the 15th, two days 
45 



634 HISTOKY OF ANCIENT WOODBURT. 

before they landed, there arose an exceedingly severe storm, which 
carried away their sails, cables and anchors, and they narrowly es- 
caped being shipwrecked on the coast. He and his family spent the 
winter at Charlestown, and removed to Concord in the spring, where 
he lost considerable property by fire. The next summer he removed 
to Saybrook, Conn., and the next spring to Wethersfield. Here he 
lost still more of his property. Toward the close of that year, his 
son-in-law was murdered by the Pequot Indians, who also destroyed 
his cattle and injured his estate, as history informs us, to the extent 
of several hundred jiounds. His situation finally became so uncom- 
fortable there, that he changed his residence once more, and located 
himself at Stamford, which was then in the colony of New Haven. 
Here his house, barn and goods were consumed by fire, and at length, 
after sutfering for some time with the gravel or stone in the bladder, 
he died, in 1 645, aged 55. He had two sons, 2. Rev. Jonathan," (men- 
tioned above,) and 3. David." 

David- (3) settled in Stratford ; had sons as follows : 
^ I. Matthew,^ settled in Southbury society, previous to 1682. 
n II. John,'^ settled in Woodbury about the same time. 
6 III. Nathan,^ moved to Litchfield, and was one of the first 
grantees of the town. 

7 IV. Abraham,'^ settled in Woodbury, had a dau. Hannah, bap. 
Aug., 1G88, and nothing farther is at present known of him. 

Dea. Matthew,^ (4) m. Mary- , who d. Jan. 18,1711. 

He d. in 1736. Children, 
8 I. Mary ,4 bap. Feb., 1678-9. 
,'9 II. Jonathan,^ bap. July, 1683. 
10 III. Mary," bap. July, 1687, m. Jonathan Judson, Aug. 22, 
1711. 

^i IV. David," bap. Oct., 1692. 

John^ (5) m. Elizabeth , d. Jan. 3, 1732. His wife d. 

in 1730. Children, 

12 I. David," bap. Nov., 1679 ; d. young. 

13 II. David," bap. April, 1680-1. 

14 III. Elizabetli," bap. Nov., 1683; d. young. 

15 IV. Elnathan," bap. Oct., 1G86. 
s? V. John," bap. Feb., 1688-9. 

\!z VI. Knell," bap. April, 1690-1. 

18 VII. Elizabeth," bap. May, 1693, m. Squire. 

19 VIII. Martha," bap. March, 1696-7, m. Abraham Hurd, Feb. 
11, 1720. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 635 

Jonathan' (9) m. Hannah , who d. 1732. lie m. 2. 

EHzabeth , and d. in 1744. His ch. were, 

20 I. Huldah,^ bap. April, 1707. 
?^ ir. Matthew,^ b. March 3, 1709. 

22 III. Mary,^^ b. May 17, 1711 ; d. young. 

23 IV. Mary ,5 b. Sept, 13, 1713, m. Benjamin King, Aug. 19, 
1733. 

% V. Nathan,' b. Sept. 8, 1715. 

25 VI. Hannah,^ b. Feb. 15, 1718, m. Ebenezer Hinman, Jan. 5, 
1737. 

26 VII. Rhoda,5 b. April 4, 1720. 

27 VIII. Susanna/ b. Nov. 11, 1722; d. March 1, 1723. 
II IX. Peter,^ b. Dec, 1723. 

29 X. Simeon,'' b. May 17, 1725; d. young. 

30 XL Susanna,5 bap. Oct. 30, 172G; d. .Jan. 16, 1727. 

31 XII. Jonathan,^ b. Dec. 20, 1730; d. March 13, 1735. 
f^ XIII. P:ieazer,^ b. Nov. 27, 1732. 

Davidr* (11) m. Sarah Galpin, Oct. 30, 1717; d. in 1757. 
Ch. as follows. 
f, I. ,Abijah,^ b. Jan. 24, 1719. 

I7 11. Enos,^ b. May 7, 1721, settled in Judea society. 
f, III. Timothy,^ b. April 9, 1725. 

36 IV. Patience,^ b. July 15, 1727, m. David Judson, Oct. 15, 
1746. 

37 V. Ann,= ra. Nathan Ilurd, April 20, 1748. . 

Lt. John* (16) m. 1. Elizabeth Curtiss, Jan. 17, 1717, who 

d. May 14, 1738 ; m. 2. Mary . She d. Jan. 4, 1745. 

He d. April 22, 1748, and " Sarah his widow," d. Sept. 3, 
1749. Children, 

38 I. Joanna,^ b. Nov. 18, 1718, m. Aaron Mallory, June, 1744. 

39 II. John,' b. Oct. 12, 17^0; had ch., 1. Elisha," bap. Oct. 8, 
1749 ; 2. Elizabeth,'" bap. April 26, 1752 ; 3. John,« bap. May, 1754, 
and had Doct. Henry,' who went to Coxsackie, N. Y. 

/» III. Asahel,' b. Oct. G, 1723, remained in Woodbury. 
1^. IV. Elnathan,-^ b. Feb. 9, 1728, settled in Judea society. 

42 V. Reuben,-' b. Sept. 1733; d. Jan., 1737. 

Knell' (17) d. in 1740 ; his wife Martha d. 1730. Ch., 

43 I. DanieV b. July 2, 1721 ; d. March 28, 1739. 

44 II. Eunice,' b. May 6, 1723, m. Andrew'Martin, Nov. 5, 1746. 

45 III. Esther,^ b. April 20, 1725. 

46 IV. Betterus,^ b. Nov., 1727, m. Jehiel Preston. 



636 HISTOKT OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

47 V. Isaac,' b. Sept. 17, 1730, m. Jerusha Eoot, Dec. 5, 1753; 
d. Jan. 1755. He had a son Isaac, b. Sept. 20, 1754, also a posthu- 
mous cli., name not known. Isaac, Jr., d. in 177 G, leaving a wife 
Sarah, no issue. 

Lt. Matthew^ (21) was blind many years. He ra. Hannah, 
dau. of Hon. William Preston, who d. in 1761 ; m. 2. Abi- 
gail Sanford. He d. Oct. 29, 1792; ch., 

48 I. Damaris," b. Aug. 30, 1735, m. Elijah Bronson. 

49 11. Jonathan," b. Jan., 1739 ; d. March 29, 1739. 
Z III. Jonathan,^ b. Feb. 8, 1740. 

51 IV. David,*^ b. Jan. 4, 1742. 

52 V. Hannah," bap. March 4, 1744, m. Eleazer Knowles, in 1764. 

53 VI. Rhoda," bap. March 9, 1746, m. Ilinman. 

!,\ VII. David," bap. Nov. 6, 1748. 

,1 VIII. Matthew," bap. July 14, 1751. 
56 IX. Mary," bap. June 3, 1753. 
^l X. Simeon," b. April 10, 1757. 

58 XL Sarah," ) , -^ , i -i-r-i m. Truman Richards, Aug.. 

59 XII. Hester," | ^^^P* ^'^'' ^'^ ' ^^' [1787! 

Nathan^ (24) m. 1. Mary, dau. of Hon. William Preston, 
Dec. 11, 1739. She d. Dec. 6, 1751 ; he m. 2. Jerusha 
. He d. Nov. 20, 1769. Children, 

60 I. Seth," bap. April 5, 1742, m. Rhoda Hinman, Dec. 19, 1762, 
and had 2 ch., Nathan^ and Seth.^ The last had 2 daus. Mary." 
who d. Sept. 24, 1794, a. 16. Rhoda,« d. May, 1805, a. 33. 

61 11. Jehiel," bap. Sept. 28, 1746; d. young. 

62 III. Jehiel," bap. Feb. 12, 1749; d. Jan. 8, 1753. 

63 IV. Beriah," bap. Dec. 23, 1753 ; lived in Roxbury soc, had 
2 sons, Edward, b. in 1798, and James Preston, b. June 24, 1800. 

64 V. Ichabod," bap. Oct. 5, 1755 ; went to Vermont. 

65 VI. Jerusha," b. Aug. 21, 1757. 

66 VII. Mary," bap. June 3, 1759. 

67 VIII. Esther," bap. Sept. 7, 1761. 

68 IX. Jehiel," bap. Jan. 1, 1764. 

Peter^ (28) ra. Elizabeth of Stratford, who d. Feb. 18, 

1780. Children, 

69 I. Lampson," b. Sept. 25, 1748. 
il^ II. Nathaniel," Sept. 22, 1750. 

71 III. John," bap. Aug. 2, 1752, m. and had a son Lampson 
Preston. 

72 IV. Mary," bap. Jan. 19, 1755. 



UISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 637 

73 V. William/ bap. Nov. 10, 17C0, removed to Genessee, N. Y., 
had sons James^ and Peter." 

74 VI. Elizabeth/ bap. April 22, 17 G4. 

Dea. Eleazer^ (32) m. 1. Olive Hicock, Oct. 5, 1758 ; m. 2. 
Wid. Abigail Hicock, who after his death, resided with her 
dau., Mrs. Zephaniah H. Smith of Glastenbury, Conn., 
where she d. in 1831, a. 92. The ch. of Dea. Eleazer 
w^ere as follows, 
^is I. Simeon,'' b. Sept. 5, 1759. 

76 XL Eunice,^ bap. Jan. 20, 1762, ra. Wait Hinman, June 29, 
1785, and had Josiah, b. May 23, 1780; Olive E., b. Sept. 28, 1797. 
,?3 III. Warren," b. Jan. 15, 1766. 
,!,^ IV. Amos," b. April 30, 1708. 

79 V. Benjamin," b. June 30, 1770. 

80 VI. Olive," b. April 11, 1774, m. Joel Crane, Jan. 20, 1804, 
ch., Simeon, b. March 24, 1804; Anna, b. Oct. 21, 1807; William, 
b. April 30, 1810; William IL, b. May 14, 1813; Charles E., b. 
Jan. 30, 1815. 

fl, VII. Benjamin," b. April 22, 1777. 
Abijah^ (33) had, 

82 I. Sarah," b. March 20, 1700. 

83 IL Eunice," b. Feb. 6, 1702. 

84 III. Ruth," b. May 21, 1764. 

85 IV. Rebecca," b. Sept. 10, 1766. 

86 V. Lucy," bap. Oct., 1769. 

87 VI. Benjamin," b. July 23, 1773, went west. 

Enos^ (34) m. Susannah, dau. of Lt. Joseph Judson, June 4, 
1750. She was b. in 1730. Children, 

88 L Patience," b. Dec. 24, 1751. 

89 IL David," b. Sept. 30, 1753; d. unm. 

90 III. Ann," b. March 21, 1755, m. Nathan Hicock. 

91 IV. Simeon," b. March 10, 1757, m. Annis , no issue. 

92 V. Susanna," b. May 29, 1760. 

93 VI. Samuel," b. Aug. 4, 1763; d. unm. 

94 VIL Mary," b. Aug. 21, 1765. 

95 VIIL Philo," b. May 14, 1767. 

96 IX. Timothy," b. May 5, 1769, m. Silence Baker. Ch., Eliza, 
Julia, Edna and Silence, all unm. He also had a son Garwood, who 
was educated at West Point, was Capt. in the army, and d. in Flori- 
da duriu"; the late war with the Indians in that state. 



638 niSTOKT OF ancient WOODBURY. 

97 X. Enos,^ b. Dec. 2, 1771, m. Lucretia Baker, both living in 
"VYasliington, no issue. 

Timothy^ (o5) m. Elizabeth Stoddard, May 1, 17G0, d. 17G8. 
Children, 

98 I. Abijah,** b. Feb. 24, 1761, d. same year. 

99 II. Anna,'^ b. May 22, 1702*. 

100 III. Capt. Abijah," b. March 20, 1764, m. Root ; Ch. 

Nathaniel," bap. Sept. 5, 1795 ; Timothy'' and Lee,^ Feb. 6, 1803, 
and others, names not known. A part of this family now reside in 
Delaware county, N. Y. 

101. IV. Patience,'' b. Aug. 10, 1760. 

Capt. AsaheP (40) lived and d. in West Side, "Woodbury. 
He m. Olive Root, Jan. 21, 1747, d. May 1, 1797. She 
d. Oct. 1, 1813, aged 88. Children, 
li I. Reuben," bap. Dec. 25, 1748. 

103 II. Daniel," bap. Aug. 19, 1750, m. Root, and d. May 

13, 1824; children, Asa'' and Curtiss ;'' Asa m. 1. Mary Drakeley, 
who d. Oct. 24, 1841 ; m. 2. Widow Eunice Osborn ; has children ; 
resides in Woodbury. 

104 III. Susanna," bap. Oct. 15, 1752, m. Sanford. 

'leo IV. Rev. Justus," bap. Sept. 8, 1754, settled in New Canaan. 

106 V. Asahel," bap. Oct. 17, 1750, m. Lucy Judson, d. Sept. 21, 
1819. 

Elnathan'' (41) m. Sarah Tcnny, of Norwich, Conn., settled 
in Judea society, about 1750, d. Feb. 28, 1818, aged 90- 
His children were, 

107 I. Elisha," d. aged 22, vmm. 

108 II. Eunice," m. Isaac Plum. 
I^' III. Simeon," b. Jan. 1, 1759. 
[II IV. Abner," b. about 1764. 

Dea. Jonathan" (50) m. Elizabeth Roland, Dec. 7, 1764, who 
d. Aug. 2, 1814, aged 73. He d. in 1825. * Children, 

111 I. Lucinda,^ bap. Aug. 28, 1768, m. Abel Stiles, Jan. 6, 1790. 

112 II. Preston,' b. 1771, d. 1774. 

113 III. Molly," bap. Feb. 11,1776, d. Aug. 29, 1818. 

114 IV. Ehzabeth,'' m. David S. Bull, Jan. 18, 1801. 

David" (54) m. Sarah Pierce, April 27, 1775, d. Aug. 26, 
1810. Children, 

115 1. David,' b. July 2, 1776, removed to Meredith, N. Y. 

116 II. Aaron,'' b. Jan. 8, 1779, d. unm. 

117 ni. Sarah.' 



HISTORY OF AXCIEXT WOODBURY, 639 

118 IV. Pierce," m. Xabby Burr, Nov. U, 1806. 

119 V. William," m. Lewis, and went west. 

120 VI. Truman," b. Jan. 2, 1790, m. Sophia Hinman, and had 
Juliette Sophia, b. July 16, 1817 ; Maria Louisa, b. June "21, 1819. 

Matthew^ (55) m. Patty Graham, dau. of Doct. Andrew, d. 
Dec. 16, 1800. She d. Sept. 9, 1794. Children, 

121 L Esther,^ bap. Sept. 7, 1783, d.in 1785. 

122 IL Preston," b. 1786, d.in 1794. 

123 III. John G.," bap. June 5, 1791, settled in Salisbury, Conn- 
is an attorney, m. Julia Lotz, Nov., 1818, has children. 

124 IV. Nathan," b. Nov. 16, 1792. 

Simeon^ (57) m. Anna, dau. of Joseph Pierce, Jan. 15, 1788. 
He d. April 26, 1826, and his widow d. Feb. 17, 1833. 
Children, 

125 I. Anna," b. Oct. 22, 1789, m. William Johnson, Oct. IG. 
1818. 

12G II. Phanna," b. Sept. 30, 1791, m. Frederick Hinman, May 
8,1814. 

127 III. Polly," b. Oct. 25, 1797, d. aged eleven months. 

128 IV. 31itchell Simeon,'' Esq., b. Jan. 24, 1801, m. Fanny, dau. 
of Park Brown, Esq. He built the house in Southbury known as 
Mitchell's Mansion, now occupied by Mrs. "Whitlock. He resides in 
Brooklyn, N. Y. ; children, as follows : I. Mary Frances,' b. Aug. 13, 
1831, d. April 1, 1839; IL Mordaunt Sebastian,** b. June 10, 1833, 
d. July 29, 1849, while a member of Yale College. He was a youth 
of i-are promise, and in his grave were laid at once an only son, and 
all a parent's fondest hopes ; III. Mary Elizabeth,^ b. April 10, 1835. 
d. April 6, 1839. 

Coh Nathaniel" (70) had 

129 I. Mary," bap. March 2, 1784. 

130 II. Lampson," b. March 2, 1784. 

131 HL Sarah,^ bap. June 27, 1786. 

132 IV. Nathaniel." 

133 V. David," bap. July 20, 1788. 

134 VI. Annis,^ bap. March 28, 1790. 

135 VIL Almira," bap. June 24, 1792. 

Simeon*^ (75) m. April 16, 1783, Hannah Johnson, who died 
Jan. 28, 1790. Children, 

136 L Folly,^ b. Dec. 7, 1783, m. Burton Canfield, Esq. 

137 IL Olive,'' b. Dec. 3, 1785, m. Seth Noble Wheeler. 

138 in. Betty,'' b. Aug. 30, 1788, m. Lemuel Cantield. 



640 H I S T O K V OF A N C I E N T WOODBURY. 

Dca. AYarren*' (77) m. Nov. 19, 1788,'Milly Kimberlj. Ch. 
i:j9 I. Cjniv b. July 11, 1790, m. Charlotte Pierce, Dec. 23, 
1812, and had I. Ann J.,^' b. Dec. 26, 1814; II. Betsey,*^ b. Sept. 22, 
1817 ; III. Mary C.,'' b. Feb. 17, 1820, m. Curtis A. Downs, Oct. 
22. 1839 ; IV. Nelson U.," ra. Edna Piatt, Feb. 28, 1842 ; V. Cyrus 
L.,'' b. Sept. 8, 1828. 

140 II. Sally,'' b. March 12, 179.5, m. Ebenezer Johnson. 

141 III. Anna,' b. May 11, 1799, m. Anson Bradley. 

142 IV. Nancy P.,^ b. March 26, 1803. 

Araos^' (78) in. 1. Ruth Curtiss ; m. 2. liutli Judson. He 
was killed by a fall. Children, 

143 I. Eleazer S.,' b. June 10, 1798. 

144 II. Harriet," b. Aug. 10, 1800, died young. 

145 III. Betsey H.," b. Aug. 5, 1807. This last by second wife. 
Benjamin^ (81) m. Hannah Pierce, in 1801. Children, 

146 I. Erastus,'' b. Sept. 11, 1802, m. Judith Downs, Jan. 6, 1829, 
and had Anna E.,° b. March 13, 1830 ; Laura A.,« b. April 12, 1835. 

147 II. Eleazer,'^ b. Oct. 6, 1804, m. Cornelia M. Merwin, Jan. 
18, 1829 ; his children were, 1. Lawrence, b. Feb. 27, 1832 ; 2. Da- 
vid M., b. Oct. 16, 1841 ; 3. Mary, b. Sept. S, 1844; 4. Benjamin 
B., b. Dec. 25, 1846. 

148 III. Amos P.,' b. Aug. 3, 1807, m. 1. Thalia M. Painter; m. 
2. Maria Tyler, May oO, 1850 ; children, 1. Josephine,' b. April 23. 
1839; 2. Henry P.,« b. Jan. 25, 1841 ; 3. George,' b. March 12, 
1846 ; 4. William/ b. March 13, 1849 ; S.Julia T.,' b. May 11, 1852. 

149 IV. Phebe A.,'' b. June 28, 1809. 

150 V. Oliver,^ b. Sept. 5, 1813, m. Mary H. Grilling, Feb. 22, 
1837, and had Benjamin G., b. Jan. 4, 1838. 

151 VL Laura,^ b. April 15, 1817. 

152 VII. Julia !!.,•' b. Jan. 10, 1822, m. Merwin Waller, Oct. 15, 
1845. 

158 VIIL Bennet," b. May 14, 1829. 

Reuben, Esq.,-^ (102) m. Judson, d. Nov. 9, 1822. His 

wife d. Feb. 23, 1817, aged 06. Children, as follows: 
(probably not all.) 

154 I. Olive,'' m. Justus Minor. 

155 IL Asahel,'' m. Nancy Lambert, and d. 1825, aged 36. Ch. 
1. Julia ;' 2. Asahel W.," now in California ; 3. Mary,' m. Cornelius 
J. Minor. 

156 in. Ruth." 

157 IV. Reuben," m. Ruth M. Bloss, d. Nov., 1853, no issue. 



HISTORT OF ANCIENT AVOOUBURY. 641 

158 Y. Susanna,' m. Abner Allen. 

159 VL Polly/ died unm. 

160 VII. Bede,' died unm., Feb. 25, 1818, aged 30. 

Rev. Justus^ (105) m. Sept. 7, 1779, Martha, dau. of Rev. 
Josiah Sherman, of "U'oodbridge, Conn. She was sister of 
Hon. Roger M., niece of the Hon. Roger, signer of the Dec- 
laration, and was an exceedingly intellectual and beautiful 
woman. Rev. Justus settled at New Canaan, Conn., and d. 
in 1807. His wife survived him, and d. at "White Plains, 
N. Y., Oct. 24, 1829. Children, 

161 I. Elizabeth," b. Aug. 28, 1780, d. June 10, 1825, m. Charles 
Thompson, Esq., had one son, Charles C. Thompson, Esq., now of 
New. York. 

162 11. Sherman,'' b. July 2, 1782, d. in 1823. He m. Hannah 
Fitch, had one dajigliter, Martha, who m. Joseph Sullivan. 

1G3 III. Minot,'' b. Sept. 24, 1784, m. Eliza Leeds Silliman, re- 
sides at "White Plains, N. Y., is a prominent lawyer, and has accumu- 
lated a large estate. His children are, I. Joseph S.,^ b. Feb. 11, 
1809 ; II. William Minot,^ b. May 29, 1811 ; III. Chauncey Leeds,'' 
b. Nov. 10, 1813 ; lY. Josiah Sherman," b. Feb. 2, 1816; Y. Ann 
Eliza,^ b. Oct. 28, 1818 ; YL Charles Ilalsey, b. Feb. 13, 1824 ; YII- 
and YIII. Caroline Minot and James Minot, b. May 12, 1829. 

164 lY. Chauncey Root,' b. June 25, 1786, m. Anna, dau. of 
lion. Robert Johnston, in 1807, settled as a lawyer at Delhi, N. Y. 
He possessed brilliant talents, and was highly gifted as an orator. 
He died at the early age of 25, at Delhi, N. Y., Feb., 1811. His 
children were, I. Elizabeth Thompson,^ b. Oct. 19, 1807, m. William 

5. Stanley, M. D., May 10, 1832; IL Martha M.,'' b. May 2, 1810, 
m. Isaac Depeu, Esq., Dec. 26, 1832; IIL "V\"'iniam Ogden,'' b. June 

6, 1812, d. June 6, 1831 ; lY. Lucia Johnston," d. Aug. 19, 1814, m. 
William Govan, M. D., July G, 1844. 

Simeon^ (109) lived in Judea society, m. Esther Farrand, d. 
Sept. 15, 1832. Children, 

165 I. Sally ,^ m. Alanson Allen. 

166 IL Daniel T.,^ b. June 14, 1786, m. 1. Theodosia Ilazen, who 
d. in 1813 ; m. 2. Lois Dudley, of Bethlem, March, 1815, had one 
child, Simeon W.,« b. Oct. 22, 1810. 

167 III. Esther,'' m. Charles A. Judson, now of New Haven. 

168 lY. Abigail,' m. D. Elliot Brinsmade. 

Abner® (110) m. Phebe Elliott, of Kent, d. July 3, 1839, aged 
75. Children, 

169 I. Elisha,"' D. D., b. 1793, m. Maria North; professor in the 



642 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill ; children, Mary,^ 
Ellen,** IMargaret,** Eliza^ and Charles.^ 

170 11. Elnathan,' b. Jan. 14, 1797, m. Harriet Wheeler, Aug., 
1818. His children are I. Eunice,^ b. July, 1819, m. Daniel S. Lem- 
on, Feb. 14, 1844, has a daughter, Harriet J. f II. Abner W.,^ b. 
June, 1821, m. Lydia, dau. of William Leavitt, Jan. 12, 1847, and 
has Frances E.^ and Charles L. f HI. Mary H.,« b. Jan., 1833. 

171 III. Matthew E.,'^ b. 1799, m. in 1823, Eunice M., dau. of 
Seth jST. Wheeler, of South Britain, and d. Dec. 15, 1827 ; children, 
I. Sarah M.,« b. Aug. 11, 1824, m. Doct. Nathan C. Baldwin, Oct. 
31, 1844, and has two children, Mary E.^ and Hilliard W.^ 11. 
Betsey, Ann," b. April 16, 1827, m. David C. Hinman, and has Ed- 
ward C, b. Dec. 4, 1848. 



MINOR FAMILY. 




Gules, a fesse between three plates, argent. 

The first. of those who have borne the name of ]\Iinor, or Miner, 
was Henry, who lived in the reign of one of the Edwardl^f Eng- 
land, at Mendippe Hills, in Somersetshire, England, and died in 
1859. The name, with armorial bearings, was given him by King 
Edward, in acknowledgment of his loyal service, in providing an 
escort for the king on his way to embark for France. His name is 
said to have been Bullman, before it was changed, and his business 
that of a miner. King Edward, in giving him a coat of arms, hon- 
ored his profession by giving the name of his trade for a surname. 
The coat of arms given above was procured at the herald's ofiice, in 
London, by the first Thomas, of New London, in 1680. There is a 
complete pedigree of the family, from the first Thomas, of New Lon- 
don, back to the first Henry, who died in 1359, in the possession of 
J. Hammond Trumbull, Esq., of Hartford. I should have been 
much gratified to have presented it in this sketch of the name, but 
though T personally applied for it, some years ago, and have since 
applied for it through the medium of a friend, I have not succeeded 
in obtaining it. Mr. Trumbull seemed unwilling to impart his in- 
formation on this subject. Perhaps he intends publishing a geneal- 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURT. 643 

ogj of the family himself, and for this reason preserves his materials. 
If this is his design, my regret in not being able to present the in- 
formation in this account of the family, will be greatly mitigated on 
its being published to the world. 

^3, Thomas,^ son of (2) Clement,- and grandson of (1) William,' 
who died at Chew-Magna, in England, Feb, 23, 1585, was b. April 

23, 1608, came to New England in 1630, and m. Grace, daughter of 
Walter Palmer, April 23, 1634. Thomas Minor came with John 
Winthrop's company, to Pequot, and settled there about 1646-7. He 
d. at Stouington, Oct. 23, 1690, aged 83. Grace, his wife, died the 
same year. He was a leading man in the settlements in the eastern 
part of the state. He is the ancestor of all bearing the name in this 
country, so far a^can be ascertained. Children, 

4 I. Thomas,* djed young. 

5 II. Clement,' settled in Xew London, and is the ancestor of 
most of those bearing the name in that vicinity. 

is III. John,* b. in 1634, went to Stratford, and thence to Wood- 
bury, and left numerous descendants. 

7 IV. Manasseh,* remained in Stonington. 

8 V. Ephraim,^ remained in Stonington. 

9 VI. Joseph,* remained in Stonington. 

10 VII. Judah,* went to Massachusetts. 

11 VIII. Samuel." 

12 IX. Ann.^ 

13 X. Marie," died young. 

14 XI. Eunice," died young. 

15 XII. Hannah." 

Capt. John" (6) removed first to Stratford. He was town 
clerk and a leading man in the affairs of the town for many years, till 
his removal to Woodbury, among the first settlers, where he stood 
equal among those who were most distinguished. In this history of 
the family name, we propose to trace his descendants only. It would 
take a volume of good size to give all the descendants of the first 
Thomas. For a personal account of Capt. John, reference may be 
had to page 58 of this volume. He m. Elizabeth, dau. of Richard 
Booth, Oct. 19, 1658. He d. Sept. 17, 1719, aged 85. She d. Oct. 

24, 1732, aged 96 or 98. Children, 
'i I. John,5 ^^ ggpt^ 9^ 1659, 

\!, 11. Thomas,^ b. May 29, 1662. 

18 III. Hannah,* b. Aug. 2, 1664. 

19 IV. Elizabeth,* b. Jan. 16, 1667, m. Dea. Zechariah Walker. 



644 HISTOKY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

20 V. Grace/ b. Sept. 20, 1G70, m. Grant. 

I VI. Joseph,5b. March 4, 1672-3. 
J] VII. Ephraim/ b. Oct. 24, 1675. 
■^ 23 VIII. Saral),^ b. June 19, 1G78, m. Stephen Curtiss, Nov. 2, 
1690. 

24 IX. Abigail,' b.Feb. 6, 1 680-1, m. 1. John Treadwell, Feb. 8, 
1699 ; m. 2. Samuel Miles. 

25 X. Joanna,^ bap. July, 1683, m. William Gaylortl, or Galpin, 
Feb. 12, 1706-7. 

John= (16) m. Sarah . He d. March 14, 1731. She d. 

about the same date. Children, 

26 I. Samuel," bap. Nov. 14, 1686, d. Dec. 22, 1734, without issue. 

27 II. Elizabeth,"^ bap. July 6, 1690, m. Dunning. 

28 III. Hannah," bap. Jan. 29, 1692-3, m. Thomas Mallory, Aug. 
10, 1720. 

fi IV. John," bap. Feb. 27, 1607-8. 

30 V. Sarah," b. April 7, 1709 ; had son, Daniel," b. March 13, 
1720-30, m. Moses Matthews, March 3, 1730-31. 

Col. Joseph' (21) m. Susanna Roots, July 12, 1710. He d. 
Oct. 30, 1774, aged 102. She d. April 20, 1738. For a 
sketch of his life see p. 62 ante. Children, 

31 I. .Joseph," b. April 12, 1711, m. Jane Nichols, Dec. 22, 1741, 
d. Aug. 19, 1749. 

32 II. Sarah," b. April 3, 1713, m. John Judson, Nov. 23, 1737. 

33 III. Susanna,'' b. Nov. 21, 1718, m. Ebenezer Warner, Aug. 6, 
1755 ; dau. Patience,^ b. Feb. 15, 1742. 

i IV. David," b. May 26, 1721. 

-^-Ephraim,' (22) b. Oct. 24, 1675, m. Rebecca Curtiss, Aug. 21, 
1701. He d. Sept. 16, 1762, aged 87. Slic d. March 13, 
1763, aged 96. 
,^ I] I. Timothy," b. Dec. 10, 1702. 
?' II. Jehu," b. June 30, 1705. 
fs III. Matthew," b. Sept. 2, 1708. 

38 IV. Rebecca," b. June 30, 1712, m. Elnathan Judson, June 30, 
1736. 

f, V. Ephraim," b. July 15, 1715. 

Thomas' (17) m. Hannah . He d. June 15, 1722. Ch., 

i" I. Josiali," bap. Julys, 1693. 

li II. Dca. Samuel," bap. May 11, 1697. 

42 HI. Peter," b. Dec. 10, 1700, d. June 10, 1703. 

S3 IV. Thomas," bap. Feb. 28, 1703. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 645 

Ifa V. Peter," bap. Dec. 11, 1705. 

45 VI. Clement," b. March 22, 1710, d. Sept. 26, 1718. 

46 VII. Hannah," b. June 19, 1712 ; d. June 27, 1712. 

47 VIII. Peace," b. July 19, 1713 ; d. June 24, 1714. 
i^ IX. Clement," b. Nov. 11, 1719. 

Dea. Samuel" (41)' m. Rachel . He d. in 17G7. She 

d. April 12, 1777. Children, 
49 I. Dea. Clement,' b. Oct. 23, 1722 ; ra. Sarah Crissey, April 
12, 1750. 

,^ II. Nathan,' b. May 25, 1724. 

il^i III. Gideon,' bap. March 2, 1729 ; moved to Vermont. 

,1 IV. Benjamin,' b. April 22, 1730. 

,fi V. Dea. Josiah,' b. March 2G, 1732. 

54 VI. Hannah,' b. IVIarch 2, 1738; m. Elisha Martin, ]SIarch 8, 
1757. 

John-^ (29) m. Elizabeth . lie d. May 2, 1761. Ch., 

55 I. Eunice,' b. Jan. 14, 1733 ; m. Averet, Feb. 1, 1768. 

56 11. Elizabeth," m. Joseph Waugh, July, 1754. 

57 III. Beulah," b. Aug. 29, 1734 ; m. Porter, July 24, 

1754. 

1% IV. John,' b. March 13, 1737. 

David" (34) m. 1. Prudence Martin, Feb. 6, 1746 ; 2. Eliza- 
beth Walker. He d. Jan. 17, 1779, aged 63. Ch., 

59 I. Simeon," b. Jan. 10, 1747 ; d. Aug. 6, 1749. 

60 II. Ann," b. June 13, 1749 ; m. John Royce, Nov. 26, 1772. 
fss III. Simeon," bap. Sept. 9, 1750; m. Damaris Hinman, Sept. 

18, 1769. 

62 IV. Prudence," b. Sept. 10, 1753 ; d. May 9, 1786. 

63 V. Anuis,'^ bap. Jan. 16, 1757. 

64 VI. Joseph,' b. Feb. 29 ; d. Jan. 7, 1841 ; m. 1. Minor; 

2. Philena Martin, who d. July 23, 1841, aged 69. Ch., Simeon, 
Ma,rtin, Joseph, Bennett and Albert. 

65 VII. David," b. Oct. 15, 1760; ra. Eunice Warner, and had 
ch., Sheldon, Rev. Sherman, David, Simeon, Harlow, Ashley and 
Harvey. 

66 VIII. Jonas," b. March 31, 1762 ; d. 1825. Ch., Electa, m. 
Minot Smith, Esq.; Chloe, m. Burton Judson; Arrailla, m. 1. Alfred 
Scott, 2. Frederick S. Atwood ; and Jonas. 

67 IX. Sarah Emm,'' b. May 27, 1764 ; d. Jan. 12, 1786. 

^ Timothy," (35) b. Dec. 10, 1702, m. Elizabeth Judson, June 
11, 1729. He d. Nov., 1760. Ch., 



646 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

68 I. Adoniram/ b. April 2, 1730 ; d. Sept. 14, 1749. 

69 II. Noah,^ b. Nov. 7, 1731. 
^ 1™ III. Seth,^ b. Nov. 23, 1733. 

71 IV. Elizabeth," bap. Jan. 18, 1736 ; m. John Hunt, Jim., Jan. 
20, 1756. 

72 V. Rebecca,'' b. April 2, 1738 ; m. Abijah Hinman, March 8, 
1757. 

73 VI. Phebe,' b. March, 1740 ; m. Noah Hinman, July 15, 
1761. 

74 VII. Timothy,'' b. April 22, 1743. 

Dea. Jehu,'' (36) b. June 30, 1705, m. Mary Judton, Nov. 
18, 1731. He d. Feb. 15, 1790, aged 85. She d. Sept. 
28, 1762. Ch., 

75 I. Justus,'' b. Sept. 4, 1730. Ch., Susan, Dotha, Cyrus and 
Peter. 

76 II. Jaraes,^ b. Oct. 19, 1732. 

i7i III. James,' b. Sept. 17, 1733. 

II IV. Reuben," b. April 29, 1736. 
79 V. Mary,'' b. June 3, 1738. 

Z VI. John," b. Dec. 25, 1740. 
II VII. Jehu,^ b. June 0, 1743. 
1^ VIII. Elisha," bap. July 14, 1745. 

83 IX. Aaron,' bap. Nov. 23, 1746. 

Capt. Matthew," (37) b. Sept. 2, 1708 ; m. 1. Sarah Preston, 
Oct. 9, 1734; 2. Widow Mary Sanford ; 3. Widow Mary 
Minor. He d. Nov. 21, 1778. Widow Mary (Sanford,) 
Jan. 12, 1760. Ch., 

84 I. Emm,''b. Dec. 31, 1734. 

85 II. Emm,^ b. April 21, 1736; m. Thomas Roots, Dec. 29, 
1757. 

86 III. Sarah," b. Aug. 24, 1738. 

87 IV. David,'' bap. April 12, 1741 ; m. Jerusha At wood. Ch., 
Electa, m. Reuben Martin, and Sarah, m. Daniel Hill. 

88 V. Sarah,'' b. March 30, 1743; m. David Curtiss, 3d, 1764. 

89 VI. Matthew,'' b. Aug. 18, 1715 ; d. Aug. 25, 1749. 
,^s VII. Solomon,^ b. Dec. 2, 1747. 

91 VIII. Matthew,"b. March 25, 1750. 
2% IX. Matthew,'' b. Feb. 11, 1753. 

Eidiraim," (39) b. July 15, 1715 ; m. Mary Martin, Nov. 20, 

1739; m. Widow Hannah . He d. May 24, 1783. 

Children, 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT AVOODBURT. 647 

afc I. Adam," b. Aug. 14, 1740. 

94 II. Samuel," b. April 30, 1748 ; m. IMaiy Hendee, May 26, 
17G8. She was b. Aug. 2, 1743, and had ch., Ljdia, b. Jan. G, 1769, 
and Olive, b. Jan. 5, 1772. 

95 III. Olive," b.; m. Stoddard Martin. 

96 IV. Elisha,'' b. Jan., 1746; d. young. 

97 V. Elisha,^ b. May 30, I7o0; d. Dec. 7, 1783. 

98 VI. Mary,''b. April 20, 1755. 

Josiah," (40) bap. July 8, lG!i3 ; m. Mary Hurlbut, July 6, 
1715; m. 2. Mary Barnum, Oct. 9, 1734, She was dau. 
of Rev. Seth Shove, of Danbury ; d. March 30, 1768. He 
d. in 1766. Ch., 
.^ I. Israel,'^ bap. Aug. 3,*1735. 

100 II. Olive," bap. Aug. 3, 1735; d. Sept. 8, 1735. 

101 III Seth,'' b. Dec. 31, 1736. 

102 IV. Jerusha," bap. March 18, 1739. 

103 V. Shove," b. Feb. 5, 1741; m. Abigail Johnson, Oct. 19^ 
1768. Shed. Aug. 12, 1784. 

Thomas" (43) bap. Feb. 28, 1703 ; m. Feda. He d., June 16, 
1796. She d. Oct. 3, 1749. Ch., 

104 I. Gilbert," b. Oct. 23, 1726. 

105 II. Ann,^ bap. Aug. 4, 1728. 

106 III. Hannah,'' b. Dec. 28, 1729. 

107 IV. Esther," b. Feb. 15, 1732. 

108 V. Rebecca,'' bap. June 16, 1734. 

109 VI. Isaac,'' b. July 16, 1736; m. Mary Butler, April, 1758 ; 
had ch., Andrew, bap. Jane 3, 1759, and d. Jan. 27, 1839. 

lUi VII. Thomas,' bap. June 25, 1738. 

111 VIII. Simeon," bap. April 10, 1743. 

112 IX. Andrew,' bap. May 15, 1748; d. Sept. 16, 1749. 
Peter,'^ (44) b. Dec. 1, 1705 ; m. Judith Squire, Oct. 1, 1734 ; 

d. Aug. 17, 1797. She d. May 11, 1769, aged 59. Ch., 
Ill, I. DanieV b. July, 1735. 
, 114 II. Peace,'' b. Oct. 9, 1737; father of Silas, of Roxbury ; 
father of Peter and Charles. 

115 III. Anna,^ b. April 12, 1740; m. ■ Edwards. 

116 IV. Peter,^ b. Dec. 19, 1742; d. Sept. 29, 1778; m. Eunice 
. Ch., Sally, wife of Silas Minor, above. 

117 V. Olive,^ bap. May 26, 1745; d. Oct. 23, 1749. 

118 VI. Jerusha," bap. Aug. 30, 1747. 



G48 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

119 VII. Andrew," bap. March 4, 1750; d. num., Jan. 6, 1836. 
aged 8G. 

120 VIII. Elisha,' m. Stilly Chidsey, April 25, 1831 ; d. Jan. 27, 
1839, aged 84 ; gave his property to Yale College. 

Dea. Clement," (48) b. Nov. 11, 1719; m. Mary Barnum, 
June, 1744. He d. 1798. She d. Sept. 17, 1785. Ch., 

121 I. Euth,^). July 20, 1745; m. Judson. 

122 II. Thaddeus,^ b. Nov. 28, 1747. 

Nathan'' (50) m. Elizabeth Nichols, Nov. IG, 1753. He d. 
Feb. 6, 1797, aged 73. She d. Sept. 17, 1785. Ch., 

123 I. Annis,"^ bap. May 18, 1755 ; m. 1. Peter Walker; 2. Tru- 
man Hurlbut. X 

124 II. Martha/bap. Feb. 5, 175^ ; ni. TvViker Mallory, Oct. 12. 
1776. 

125 III. Olive,^ bap. March 1, 1761; m. I.Matthew Jud.-on ; ni. 
2. Solomon Minor. 

126 IV. Elizabeth,^ bap. Aug. 5, 1764. 

127 V. Nathan Preston,' bap. Feb. 8, 1767. 

128 VI. Mary Ann,'= bap. Aug. 6, 1769 ; m. Matthew Judson. 

129 VII. Samuel Curtiss,' bap. April 4, 1773. 

130 VIII. Sarah Curtis?,^' bap. March 26, 1775 ; m. Garry P>:i- 
con, April 4, 1798. 

.^^ IX. Samuel Curtiss,'' bap. Jan. 17, 177cS. 

Gideon" (51) ni. Elizabeth Lewis, who m. 2. Joel Strong. 
He removed to Rutland, Vt., and d. 1808. 

132 I. Abigail,'- bap. March 23, 176G; m. Rev. Thomas Da- 
vidson. 

133 II. Samuel Lewis," bap. April 12, 1767; ra. and had six 
children. 

134 III. Joel Strong," bap. July 30, 1769 ; m. Lucretia Allen ; 
moved to Montpclier, Vt., where he died. His ch. were, 1. Rev. 
Ovid, of Syracuse, N. Y., who has a son, Brinkerhoff; 2. Hon. Joel, 
of Austin, Texas, judge of the supreme court ; 3. Rev. Larason ; 4. 
Decia, who m. Otis Richmond ; 5. Electa, insane. 

135 IV. Gideon," bap. March 24, 1771. 

136 V. Asenath,=' bap. Jan. 31, 1773. 

137 VT. Lampson,*^ bap. Feb. 12, 1775. 

138 VIL Elizabeth," bap. Jan. 31, 1779. 

Benjamin"' (52) m. 1. Rachel ; 2. Lydia BuUer, Jan. 2, 

1750-1. He d. in 1772. Widow Lydia, m. 2. John Aber- 
nethy, Oct. 23, 1778. Ch.. 



HISTOKT OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 049 

139 I. An infant.' 

140 II. Rachel," b. Marcli 20, 1758. 

141 III. Sarah,'* bap. March 20, 1759. 
}J,l IV. Samuel,' bap. Jan. 3, 1762. 

143 V. Elnathan," bap. Dec. 25, 1703. 
}Jii VI. Benjamin,'* bap. July 12, 1707. 

145 VII. Enos," bap. Dec, 17G9. 

Dea. Josiah" (53) m. Jerusha Mitchell, March 8, 1757. He 
d. 1801. Ch., 

146 I. Hannah," bap. June 23, 1758; m. Mallory. *s^ 

147 II. Ann," bap. May 18, 17G0; m. Lemuel Hill, June 15, 
1784. 

148 III. Thankful,' bap. Mai'ch 4, 17G4; m. Reuben nV)tchkips. 

149 IV. Ruth,=* bap. Oct. 13, 1765. 

150 V. Ichabod," bap. Jan. 3, 1768. 

151 VL Ruth,^ bap. Feb. 11, 1769; m. 1. Preston Curtiss ; 2. 
Amos Mitchell. 

152 VII. Deborah," bap. May 1, 1770. 

153 VIII. Josiah Ilinman," a lawyer. 

John'^ (58) m. Sarah Dutton, Sept. 19, 1758. CIi., 

154 I. John,« b. July 7, 1760. 

155 II. Justice,^^ b. Jan. 29, 1762. 

156 III. Thude," b. May 7, 1765. 

Simeon^ (61) m. Mary . He d. 1802. Ch., 

157 I. Anna.,^ bap. April 17, 1785 ; in. lleaton. 

}^ II. William,^ bap. April 17, 1785; m. RhoaaJudson. 

159 III Eunice," bap. April 17, 1785 ; m. Spauldinc;. 

100 IV. Polly," bap. April 17, 1785. 

161 V. Truman," bap. May 17, 1789; of New Milford. 

162 VI. Prudence,' bap. Dec. 2, 1792. 

^Seth" (70) m. Eunice Root, March 8, 1757 ; She was b. 
1738, and d. Oct. 27, 1787. Hem. 2. Rhoda Durkee 
Apri 18, 1792. Ch., 

163 I. Adoniram,'* b. March 20, 1758, d. aged two years. 

164 II. Susanna," b. Nov. 17, 1759 ; in. Nathan Atwood; d. June 
23, 1840. 

165 III. iSlizabeth," b. Oct. 1, 1761 ; m. Jesse Root; d. April 9, 
1830. 

.^ IV. Adoniram," b. Dec. 3, 1763. 
•S V. Seth,« b. Jan. 15, 1766. 
46 



v 

650 HISTORY OF ANCIENT "WOODBURY. 

168 VL Pheberb. Dec. 25, 1767; m. Uriel Strong; d. Dec. 30, 
1825. 

}^ Yll. Noah,==b. May 17, 1769. 

170 YJIL Eunice,** b. Jime 30, 1771. 

171 IX. Esther,^ bap. May 30, 1773. 

172 X. Love,« bap. Nov. 10, 1776. 
^ XL Wait," b. Oct. 27, 1780. 

Dea. Timothy" (74) m. Elizabeth Down, June 5, 1764. Ch., 

174 I. Betsey," b. Oct. 18, 1765. 

175 II Judson," b. Oct. 30, 1767. 

176 III. Urania, or Anna,'^ bap. May 26, 1771, d. March, 1788. 

177 IV. Treat,^bap. June 23, 1771. Twins. 

178 V. Gerry.^ 

179 VI. Mary.« 

>o^ VII. John,b. Aug. 29, 1776. 

181 VIII. Rev. Timothy, an Episcopal clergyman in New York. 
James,' (77) b. Sept. 17, 1733, m. Mary Crissey, Nov. 29, 

1753, who d. Oct. 17, 1779 ; m. 2. Aner . He died 

1794. Children, 

182 1. Ann,« bap. Nov. 19, 1754. 

183 II. Aaron," b. March 22, 1757. 

184 III. James," bap. March 11, 1759, m. Anne Judson. Dec. 12, 
1776. 

185 IV. Abigail,** b. Nov. 2, 1761, d. March 11, 1776. 

186 V. Rebecca,^ b. Dec. 2, 1763. 

187 VI. Rhoda,** b. March 29, 1766, m. Bacon. 

188 VII. Jehu, b.May 14, 1768. 

189 Vni. Elizabeth Mary Lucina,*' bap. May 5, 1771. 

190 IX. John Judson," bap. June 15, 1777. 

191 X. PhiV bap. Feb. 1, 1779. 

192 XL Philo,« bap. July, 1781. 

193 XIL Eastman,** bap. March 3, 1783. 

194 XIII. Clement," bap. Aug. 2, 1784. 

195 XIV. Abigail bap. Oct. 26, 1780. 

196 XV. Lacine,"m. Tuttle. 

Reuben" (78.) 

197 I. Mary,** bap. May 17, 1761. 

198 II. Abner,** bap. Nov. 14, 1762. 

199 III. Ruth," bap. Nov. 18, 1764, m. William Luttington, 
March 23, 1786. 

200 IV. Lorana," bap. .Tune 11, 1767. 



HISTORY OF ANCIKNTAVOODBURY. 651 

201 V. Prudence/ bap. March 26, 17 G9. 

202 VI. Jerusha/ bap. May, 1771. 

203 VII. Rufus/ bap. May 4, 1774. 

204 VIII. Reuben,'' bap. May 29, 1774. 

205 IX. Anna,« bap. Oct. 13, 1776.* 

206 X. Abraham,'' bap. Oct. 21, 1779. 

207 XL Clarinda,^ bap. Jan. 20, 1782. 

208 XII. Truman," bap. June 12, 1785. 

John" (80) m. Abigail Summers, Oct. 28, 1766. He d. June 
10, 1797. Children, 

209 I. Sarah/ b. April 14, 1768, m. Truman Minor. 

210 II. Nathan Summers," b. Jan. 17, 1770, d. Dec. 16, 1776. 

211 III. Abia,« bap. Nov. 10, 1771, m. Nathan Martin. 

212 IV. Curtiss,'' bap. Feb. 4, 1776, d. Dec. 9, 1797. 

213 V. Mary,** bap. Jan. 17, 1779, m. Aaron Hitchcock. 

214 VI. Betsey,'' bap. Aug. 3, 1783, m. Abijah Hatch. 

Rev. Jehu" (81.) He graduated at Yale College, and settled 
over the church at South Britain, »where he resided many 
years; m. Sarah Canfield, Sept. 20,1769. Children, 

215 I. Russell Canfield,^ bap. Oct., 1770, d. May 13, 1771. 

216 II. Judson," bap. March, 1772, d. March 26, 1772. 

217 III. Mary Matilda,^ h. April 11, 1773. 

218 IV. Sarah Lucretia,^ b. Feb. 20, 1775. 

219 V. Sylvia Priscilla," b. Oct. 12, 1777. 

220 VI. Jehu Russell," bap. March, 1780. 

221 VII. Elihu," bap. May, 1782. 

222 VIII. Urania Pamelia, bap. Jan. 17, 1783. 

223 IX. Canfield, bap. Nov., 1785, d. Nov. 25, 1785. 
Elisha^ (82) m. Anna Smith, April 7, 1772. Children, 

224 I. Allen Smith," b. April 28, 1773. 

225 II. Ruth Ann," b. Jan. 18, 1775. 

226 III. Lovisa," b. July 30, 1776. 

227 IV. Anna," b. April 15, 1778. 

228 V. Salmon, b. March 11, 1781. 

Solomon^ (90) m. 1. Mary Root; m. 2. Widow Olive Minor, 
who d. June 23, 1792. Children, 4 

229 I. Betty," b. July 12, 1772. 

Ifi II. Jesse," b. March 11, 1775, d. Dec. 11, 1858. 

231 III. Annis,"b. May 2, 1778. 

232 IV. Solomon Benedict," lives in Waterbury, m. Car- 

rinsrton. 



G52 HISTORY OF AKCIENT WOODBURY. 

lit V. Dea. Nathaniel," b. April 20, 1788. 

234 VI. David Stiles,' b. Nov. 28, 1790, m. Lydia Judson, Dec. 
11, 1822. 

235 VII. Olive," b. June, 1798. 

236 VIII. Garry, M. D., b. Dee. 29, 1802, m. Susan Allen, and 
lives at South Farm?, Conn. 

Dea. Matthew* (92) m. 1. Phebe Root, who d. April 25, 1786; 
m. 2. Widow Charlotte (Mallory) Judson, Nov. 29, 1792, 
who d. Sept. 13, 1843, aged 81 . lie d. July 20, 1835, aged 
83. Children, 

237 I. Hannah,'' b. Aug. 22, 1776, died young. 

238 II. Sarah,« b. Oct. 16, 1778, m. Asa Judson. 
^ III. Matthew,'' b. Oct. 22, 1780. • 

240 IV. Armilla," b. Feb. 4, 1783, m. Reuben Walker. 

241 V. Phebe," b. July 24, 1785, m. 1. Wheeler Kirtiand ; m. 2. 
Dea. Upson. 

•^ VI. Erastus,' b. March 27, 1796. 

243 VII. Charlotte,'' b. July 4, 1799, m. Charles H. Judson, Oct. 
30, 1822. 

244 VIII. Eliza,' b. April 26, 1801, m. Willis Lambert, Feb. 25, 
1823. 

245 W.. Cornelia," b. July 9, 1803, m. Phineas Smith, March 17, 
1828. 

246 X. Jane," b. Aug. 15, 1809, m. 1. Cyrus Pierce, Jan. 24, 
1831 ; m. 2. Clark Sackett. 

Adam"' (93.) Cl^ldren, 

248 II. pS/ } ^^^"^'' ^''^P- '^""" ^^^' 1 ' ^^• 

249 III. Lucina," bap. Aug. 1, 1773. 

250 IV. Asa,^ m. Stoddard, and had children, Phebe and 

Betsey. 

IsraeF (99) lived in Roxbury, m. 1. Anna Lake, July 9, 
1762, who d. June 1, 1787 ; m. 2. Widow Betty Cheravoy, 
May, 1793. lied. 1811. Children, 

251 I. Mary," b. March 30, 1763, m. Piatt Wakeley, Jan. 15, 
1789. 

252 II. Seth," b. July 8, 1764, m, Susanna Frisbie, June 3, 1789, 
and had children, I. Sherman, b. Sept. 5, 1790, m. Jerusha Norton, 
and had children, Charles S., Esq., a lawyer at Honesdale, Pa., Ehza 
and Harriet; 11. Truman, b. Nov. 4, 1795, who m. March 26, 1820, 
Eunice Peet, who was b. Sept. 10, 1799, and had children, 1. Mari- 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 653 

etta, b. March 15, 1821, m. Morris E. Clinton ; '2. George, d. young ; 
3. William, a graduate at Yale College, and a lawyer, m. Frances J. 
Clinton; 4, Emily Manville, b. Nov. 5, 1829, m. Doct. James H. 
Carry; 5. Frederick T., b. May 2, 1833, d. aged 15 years ; and 6. 
Cornelia, b. July 13, 1835 ; III. Susan. 

253 ni. Edward," b. 17 G6. 

254 IV. Josiah," b. April 9, 1768. 

255 V. Israel,^ b. April 1, 1770. 

256 VI. Shove.^ 

257 VII. Abia," b. March 18, 1773, m. Isaac Beers. 

258 VIII. Anna,« b. April 29, 1776, m. Truman Perry. 

259 IX. Jerusha,^ b. Nov. 13, 1778, m. Amariah Royce. 
200 X. Abigail,^ b. Oct. 29, 1780, m. Eli Booth. 

261 XL Ruth.^ 

262 XII. Joseph,^ died young. 

263 XIII. Aaron.'' 

Rev. Thomas" (110) settled in the parish of Westfield, Mid- 
dletown, m. Dorothy Brainard, niece of the missionary, David Brain- 
ard. She was b. Dec. 20, 1739, and d. June 5, 1828. He d. April 
28, 1826; ch-ildren, Doct. Thomas, b. Oct. 15, 1777, a distinguished 
physician at Middletown, Conn., who d. April 23, 1841 ; David 
Brainard and Gilbert, both d. unm. 

DanieF (113) ra. Abigail . Hed. Jan. 15, 1791. Ch., 

264 I. Truman,« b. Jan. 16, 1763. 

265 II. Daniel," b. Dec. 1, 1764. 

266 III. Rev. Justus,^ b. Nov. 18, 1768. 

267 IV. Ruth,*^ b. July 25, 1772, m. Shelton. 

268 V. Asahel. 

269 VI. Peter. 

270 VII. Judith. 

SamueP (142) m. Molly . Children, 

271 I. Olive,'' m. Martin. 

OT II- Ephraim," > , am ot itoo 
273 III. imos,^ I ^^P- ^P^^^ 27, 1783. 

f^l IV. Anthony,''' b. Aug. 31, 1783. 

Samuel Curtiss'' (131) m. Polly Royce, May 23, 1810. Ch., 

275 I. John C.^ 

276 II. Polly A.,« m. Samuel A. Castle, June 20, 1846. 
Benjamin" (144) m. Mehetable Turner, 1787, and d. April 

16, 1845. She d. April 9, 1842. Children, 
fil I. Gilbert Somers,'' b. Jan. 2, 1788. 



654 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

278 II. Sarah Amanda," bap. April 19, 1795, m. Chauncey N. 
Castle, Dec. 7, 1828. 

William^ (158.) Children, 

279 I. Sarah,'' bap. Nov. 20, 1803. 

280 II. Harriet,'' > , t i oq i qaq 

281 III. Pollj,^ r^l^- J^ly ^^' 1^^^- 

282 IV. Henry,'* m. Betsey Booth, April 8, 1840. 
Adoniram^ (166) ni. 1. Patience Mitchell, Oct. 5, 1785. She 

was b. Aug. 10, 1766; m. 2. Elizabeth Forbes, July 3, 
1818. She was b. Aug. 9, 1778. He d. April 21, 1847. 
Children, 
^l I. Judson," b. March 20, 1787. 

284 11. Abijah Mitchell," b. Aug. 18, 1792, m. Maria M. Clark, 
Oct. 9, 1822, who was b. Oct. 10, 1799. 

285 in. Ruth Alva," b. Nov. 11, 1793. 

286 IV. Anna Maria," b. July 4, 1795. 

287 V. Ruth Alma," b. Sept. 20, 1797. 

288 VI. George Alva," b. Feb. 22, 1800, m. 1. Pamela Clark, 
April 12, 1881 ; m. 2. Ancey Beach, April 1, 1837. 

289 VII. Albert," b. May 1, 1819. 

290 VIII. Charlotte," b. May 21, 1823, m. David A. Tuttle, May 
10, 1843. 

Dea. Seth" (167) m. Emm Judson. He d. Aug. 14, 1830. 
Children, 

291 I. Horace," bap. March 15, 1795 ; d. Aug., 1814. 

292 II. Harriet," bap. July 4, 1802, m. Benjamin Hinman, Oct. 
29, 1823. 

Dea. Noah," (169) b. March 17, 1769. Lives in Norfolk, 
Conn. Children, 

293 I. Harriet," bap. Nov. 30, 1794, m. Humphrey. 

294 n. Preston," bap. Jan. 10, 1796. 

295 HI. Alden," m. Cady. 

Waif* (173) m. Susanna Judson, Nov. 10, 1801. She was 
b. April 20, 1781. Children, 

296 I. Lura," b. Dec. 14, 1802, m. Philo Pierce, Feb. 28, 1823. 

297 II. Roxa," b. Aug. 6, 1804, m. Horace Hurd, Nov. 19, 1827, 
and has 1 ch., Marcus Andrew, b. July 16, 1829. 

f^ III. Israel," b. March 17, 1807. 

299 IV. Burke," b. Aug. 16, 1809, m. Eliza Turner. Have ch., 
Catheiine. 

300 V. Charlotte," b. April 7, 1812 ; d. unm. Nov. 8, 1835. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 655 

301 VI. Flora/ b. Feb. 16, 1814, m. Russell W. Robinson, and 
d. April, 1840. 

302 VII. Cyrus Seth,« b. Aug. 28, 1817, m. Catherine R. Hat- 
field, May 21, 1845, who was b. Nov. 19, 1822, and have ch., Flora 
Louisa, b. Nov. 9, 1846; Edward Howard, b. Oct. 25, 1848; Mary 
Elizabeth, b. Sept. 19, 1850, and Cyrus Wait, b. July 30, 1853. 

303 VIII. Noah Bennett," b. Dec. 16, 1821. 

John'' (180) m. Eunice Jones of Stephentown, N. Y., Oct., 
1801. Children, 

304 I. Eunice." 

305 II. Hiram J., owner of the H. J. Miner's Bank, Fredonia, 
N. Y., m. Adeline M. Hungerford, Oct. 19, 1830. 

306 HI. John.'' 

307 IV. Isaac." 

308 V. Ehza." 

309 VI. Mary," d. young. 

310 VII. Caroline." 

311 VIII. Heman." 

Capt. Jesse,'' (230.) Children, 

312 I. Nancy," > , t o i onn T^' Leman Sherman. 

313 II. Fa^^;; I bap. June 8, 1806, 

314 III. Sarah Augusta," bap. Oct. 9, 1808, m. Whittlesey. 

315 IV. Solomon B.," m. Frances A. Walker, 2 ch. 

316 V. Cornelius J.," bap. Oct. 11, 1812, m. Mary MitcheU. 
Dea. NathanieP (233) m. 1. Betsey Betts; m. 2. Altha Mar- 
tin, Aug. 18, 1819. Children, 

317 I. Juha," m. Amos Eno Allen, Feb. 8, 1832 ; d. Oct. 3, 1844, 
aged 32. 

318 II. Antoinette," b. Nov. 25, 1821 ; d. March 24, 1843. 

319 III. Mary Root," b. March 25, 1826, m. Nathaniel L. Strong. 
Hon. Matthew" (239) m. Lorena Bacon, Oct. 22, 1802. H^ 

d. Dec. 17, 1839. She d. May 30, 1848. Ch., 

320 I. Josiah Giles," b. July 23, 1803, m. Catherine E. Blois, 
April 18, 1832. 

321 II. John Betts,'" b. March 19, 1805 ; d. July 18, 1814. 

322 HI. Maria Jennet,'" b. May 3, 1807, m. Treat Lambert, Feb. 
23, 1841. 

323 IV. Mary Lorena,'" b. Aug. 10, 1809 ; d. Aug. 7, 1811. 

324 V. Eliza Jane,'" b. Nov. 11, 1812; d. Feb. 16, 1826. 

325 VL Henry,'" b. April 26, 1816, m. Altha Greene, May 30, 



656 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

1839, and has cli.^ James Henry, Mary Joy, George Bacon, Emily 
Lorena and Julia Bacon. 

326 VII. Mary," b. Aug. 6, 1818, m. Asahel M. Huxley, M. D., 
June 14, 1837. 

326 VIII. John B.,'" b. March 9, 1821, ra. Ursula S. Allen, Sept. 
24, 1844, and have ch., "William Henry. 

327 IX. Samuel,^" b. March 27, 1823, m. Mary T. Boughton, 
May 1, 1850. 

328 X. Emily Jane,*" b. March 2, 1826, m. Enos Benham, Sept. 
9, 1851. 

Erastus'^ (242) m. Melinda Manville, Dec. 21, 1834. Ch., 

329 I. Sarah Eliza,'" b. Oct. 22, 1835. 

330 II. John," b. Aug. 31, 1837 ; d. young. 

331 III. Mary,»° b. May 9, 1839. 

332 IV. Susan,'" b. Oct. 12, 1841. 

333 V. Jane,'« b. Jan. 30, 1844. 

334 VI. Horace,'" b. Oct. 14, 1845. 

335 VII. Charlotte,'" b. April 30, 1848. 

336 VIII. Thomas,'" b. July 22, 1850. 

337 IX. Maria,'" b. Aug. 11, 1852. 

Ephraim^ (272) m. Olive Judson. Children, 

338 I. Olive,'" bap. Aug. 30, 1807. 

339 II. George,'" bap. May 5, 1808, ra. Sally Kirtland, March 

17, 1829 ; ch., Cornelia and Charlotte, who d. Aug. 3, 1836. She m. 
2. James Abrams, Esq., of Rochester, N. Y. ; d. 1853. 

340 III. Charles J.,'" bap. May 5, 1808, m. Clarissa Terrill, Jan. 

13, 1828, and had ch., Mary Jane, b. Oct. 26, 1830, who m. 

Scott, and d. 1853 ; David Stiles, b. July 27, 1834, and Charles D., 
b. Nov. 25, 1842. 

341 IV. Nathaniel.'" 

Anthony^ (274) m. Olive Tuttle, Oct. 7, 1801, who was b. 
Nov. 22, 1778, and d. 1853. Children, 

342 I. Dea. Truman,'" b. Oct. 24, 1802, m. Harriet Curtiss, Dec. 

18, 1827, and have had ch., Henry Stiles, b. Oct. 1, 1830; Truman 
Smith, b. Sept. 8, 1832 ; John Henry, b. Dec. 14, 1837, and Harriet 
Eliza, b. Nov. 7, 1843. 

343 II. Horace,'^ b. Aug. 24, 1804, m. Emeline Leavenworth, 
Oct. 13, 1824. 

344 III. Mariette,'" b. April 18, 1822, m. Henry N. Dudley, Oct. 
2, 1844. 

Gilbert Somers^ (277) m. 1. Sabrina Sedgwick ; m. 2. Ch., 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT AVOODBURY. 657 

345 I. Frederick M.,'" m. Samantha Franklin, ami has ch., Thom- 
as Burton and Ellen Frances. 

346 II. Frances Amanda,'" m. Alfred F. Belts, Oct. 14, 1840. 
Judson^ (283) m. Electa Way, April 17, 1809. Children, 

347 I. Henry J.,'» b. March 28, 1814, m. Nancy J. Mather, March 
14, 1838, and has ch., Henry A., b. April lo, 1843, and Emma Jane, 
b. Oct. 19, 1848. 

348 11. Charles M.," b. Dec. 12, 1817, m. Harriet N. Ketchell, 
Aug. 23, 1841, and have ch., Charles Hubert, b. Sept. 14, 1844. 

349 III. Isaac L.," b. May 21, 1824, m. Esther J. Cramner, Jan. 
2, 1848, and has ch., Harriet Electa, b. April 9, 1850. 

Dea. IsraeF (298) is a wholesale druggist in the city of New 
York ; m. 1. Nancy Giles, March 23, 1829 ; who d. Jan. 22, 
1835, m. 2. Charlotte L. Crannell, June 4, 1837. " Ch., 
IS I. Charles Edward," b. Feb. 19, 1830. 

351 II. Frances Susan,'* b. March 12, 1832. 
By second wife, 

352 III. Eobert Crannell,'" b. April 30, 1839. 

353 IV. Israel, Jr.,'" b. Nov. 11, 1840. 

354 V. John Crannell,'" b. March 3, 1843. 

355 VI. Albert Judson,'" b. March 12, 1849. 

Charles Edward'" (350) m. Fanny Dolson, April 7, 1852. 
Child, 

356 I. Louis," b. March, 1853. 



NICHOLS FAMILY. 

The name of Nichols is found on the early records of Conn. Ca- 
leb and Isaac were at Stratford previous to, or as early as 1750. Isaac 
was son of John of Fairfield, and whether Caleb Avas his brother, is 
at present unknown. Caleb removed to "VYoodbury, about 1694, and 
his ch. were, Hannah, b. Aug., 1667 ; Caleb, b» Feb., 1668; Phebe, 
bap. Nov. 12, 1671, m. Isaac Knell; John, bap. Nov. 12, 1676; 
Abraham, Anna, Abigail, m. Martin, Mary, m. Hull. 

Sergt. John, son of Caleb, d. in 1727. Ch., by his wife Jane. I. 
Sarah, bap. March, 1707 ; d. young. II. Caleb, b. Dec, 1708 ; d. 
June 17, 1710. IIL John, b. April 28, 1711, ra. 1. Elizabeth Pre's- 
ton, Feb. 2, 1732, who d. 1733 ; m. 2. Abigail Judson, she d. May, 
1749; m. 3. Mary Tuttle, who d. May 9, 1768. He d. April 4, 
47 



658 HISTORY OP ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

1791. Ch., 1. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 9, 1733 ; 2. Andrew, b. Oct., 1736 ; 
3. Caleb, b. Aug. 7, 1738; 4. Ann, b. June, 1741; 5. Elisha, b. 
April 7, 1743 ; d. Aug.,1749 ; G. Sarah, bap. April 10, 1748 ; 7. 
Elisha, bap. Aug. 7, 1757, killed at New York, Nov. 4, 1776 ; 8. 
Mary, bap. May 21, 1758 ; D. Susanna, bap. Oct. 20, 1761 ; 10. 
Anna, bap. June 29, 1766. IV. Caleb, b. March 18, 1713 ; d. April 
1, 1727. V. Andrew, b. Oct. 6, 1715 ; d. young. VI. Joseph, b. 
Jan. 28, 1718, m. Phifebe Smith, Sept., 1739, and had 1. Ephraim, b. 
Feb. 2, 1741 ; d. young ; 2. David, b. Sept. 14, 1743 ; d. young ; 3. 
David, b. Sept. 23, 1744; d. young; 4. Abraham, bap. June 8, 1746; 
5. Esther, bap. Sept. 13, 1747 ; 6. Jane, bap. June 25, 1749 ; d. Sept. 
5, 1749; 7. Elizabeth, bap. July 19, 1752; d. Dec. 2, 1753; 8. 
Ehzabeth, bap. July 13, 1755 ; 9. Simeon, bap. March 20, 1757 ; 
10. Ann, bap. Dec. 16, 1759; 11. Caleb, bap. Jan. 3, 1761. VII. 
Mary, b. July 7, 1720. VIII. Samuel, bap. March 10, 1723, and 
had, Elisha, bap. May 20, 1750 ; Eunicte, bap. Jan. 27, 1752. 

The following are disconnected, for want of perfect record. 

Samuel Nichols was in Woodbury, Sept., 1687, as he had a son 
Josiah, bap. at that date. In March, 1688-9, Andrew, another son 
was bap., this being the last time that either his, or his sons' names, 
are found on record. 

Robert Nichols of Roxbury society, had Anna, bap. May 27, 1759 ; 
Jerusha, bap. Sept. 20, 1763. 



OSBORN FAMILY. 

Dea. Timothy Osborn came from Long Island, settled in South- 
bury, married Rachel Judd, July 19, 1744, and had issue as follows, 
Shadrach, b. April 14, 1747 ; Timothy, d. in Virginia, Dec. 25, 1784 ; 
"William, bap. Jan. 1, 1749, d. July, 1801 ; Simeon, bap. April 3, 1763 ; 
Asa, bap. Sept. 27, 1767 ; Lois, bap. May 16, 1755, and m. Daniel Munn. 

Shadrach, son of J)ea. Timothy, m. Mary Hinman, May 9, 1774, 
who d. Jan. 18, 1777, leaving a dau., Mary E., who m. Leman Dun- 
ning, now of New Haven. Mr. Osborn m. 2. Alletta Blagg of New 
York, she d. March 21, 1845. He d. Aug. 27, 1838. Ch., 1. Eras- 
tus, b. June 15, 1785, m. Martha Curtiss, 1811, who d. May 19, 
t852, no issue ; 2. Benjamin B., b. Jan. 18, 1787, m. 1. Sarah, dau. 
of Ephraim Stiles, who d. Sept. 4, 1809 ; m. 2. Ruth, sister of his 
first wife, Feb. 27, 1811. He d. Oct. 20, 1839; 3. AUetta, b. May 



HISTORT OF Al>rCIENT WOODBURY. 659 

9, 1789, m. ^ Tompkins; 4. Sally, b. Dec. 17, 1792, m. E. E. 

Stiles ; 5. Henrietta, b. June 30, 1795, ra. Adam Luni. 

Asa, son of Dea. Timothy, m. Hyde, 1789, and had, Lucy, 

h. 1789; Simeon, b. 1792 ; Asa, b. 1794; Abijah, b. 1795. 



ORTON FAMILY. 



Thomas Orton^ came from England to this country about 1640. 
He Avas born in 1613, m. Mary Pratt of Windsor, Conn., in 1641, 
and probably resided for a short time after his marriage at Charles- 
town, Mass. He was at Windsor some years, whence he removed to 
Farmington, where both he and his wife died. His ch. were, 
I J. John,= bap. 1648. 

3 II. Mary ,2 bap. 1650, m. John Root. 

4 III. Sarah," bap. 1652, m. Daniel Dewey, had 4 sons and 3 
dans. 

5 IV. Elizabeth,' bap. 1654, m. Samuel Lewis. 

6 V. Hannah,^ bap. 1656, m. Samuel Lewis. 

John^ (2) m. 1. Hannah ; m. 2. Mary Tudor, who sur- 
vived her husband, and m. John Judson of Woodbury. Ch., 
I'l I. Thomas,^ joined the church in 1707. 

8 II. Margaret,^ m. John Thompson. 

9 III. Mary,=' bap. May 20, 1688. 

JS IV. John,^ bap. Dec. 4, 1692, settled in Woodbury, 
g V. Samuel," bap. Nov. 11, 1694, settled in Litchfield. 

Thomas^ (7) m. Ami Buckingham. He lived at Farmington, 
in that part now Avon. Children, 

12 I. Sabrah," bap. Feb. 7, 1699, m. Jonathan Hurlbut, July G, 
1727. 

13 IL Thomas,^ bap. Jan. 4, 1701 ; d. 1706. 

14 in. Anna,^ bap. Feb. 9, 1703. 

15 IV. Mary," bap. March 7, 1705. 

16 V. Margaret,^ bap. July 1, 1707 ; d. July 3, 1708. 
•', VI. Thomas," bap. April 30, 1709. 

18 VIL Margaret," bap. March 31, 1712. 

19 VIIL Esther," bap. Oct. 11, 1714; d. April 1, 1738. 

20 IX. John," bap. Sept. 17, 1717. 

John^ (10) removed from Farmington to Woodbury in 1717, 



660 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

or previous to that date. He m. Mary , who d. iti 

1784. He d. in 1763. Children, 
21 I. Sarah/ b. 1725, m. John Mitchell in 1748 ; d. in 1749. 
Ti II. John/ b. Oct. 5, 1729. 
23 III. Elizabeth/ b. Nov. IG, 1734. 

'it IV. Samuel/ b. Dec. 8, 1741. 
25 V. Mary/ bap. Feb. 22, 1741, ra. Nathan Judson. 

SamueP (11) removed from Farmington to Woodbury in 
1718, and thence to Litchfield in 1720. He m. Abigail 
Smedley, Oct. 26, 1723, and d. March 28, 1779. Ch., 
^ 26 I. Samuel,^ b. Oct. 18, 1724. 

27 II. Hezekiah,^ b. April 29, 1727. 

28 III. Azariah,^ b. Aug. 17, 1729. 
II IV. Samuel/ b. March 24, 1735. 

30 V. Jemima/ b. Nov. 11, 1740 ; m. Capt. Archibald McNeil. 

31 VI. John,"* b. March 4, 1744; removed to Sharon, Conn. 

32 VII. Gideon, b. Aug. 18, 1732. 

Thomas* (17) settled at Cornwall in 1743 ; removed to Tyr- 
ingham, Mass., in 1749; m. Eliza Sedgewick, June 18, 
1730, who d. Aug. 16, 1758 ; m. 2. Hepzibah Buel. Ch., 

33 I. Roger/ b. March 11, 1731 ; d. 1731. 

34 II. Elizabeth/ b. Nov. 8, 1732. 

35 III. Thomas,'' m. and settled in Tyringham. He d. April, 
1780, leaving a wife, four sons and, two daughters. Of the sons, 
James m. and removed to the state of New York. Thomas settled 
in Hamilton, N. Y.; d. leaving a large family. Abiram m. and emi- 
grated to Pomfret, N. Y.; d. in 1837, no issue. Judge Philo, b. Sept. 
9, 17 78 ; was one of tlie pioneer settlers of Chautauque co., N. Y., 
and is now living in Pomfret in that state. 

36 IV. Anna/ b. May 8, 173G. 

37 V. David/ m. in Tyringham ; emigrated to Johnstown, N. Y.; 
had two ch., son and dau. 

38 VI. Esther/ b. May 12, 1738. 

39 VII. Roger/ m. in Tyringham ; settled on the old homestead 
and had a numerous family. He finally removed to Geneseo, N. Y., 
where he d. in 1813 or '14. 

40 VHI. Margaret/ b. Dec. 6, 1742. 

John* (22) m. Abigail Leavenworth, June 29, 1763 ; m. 2. 
Patience Warner, March 4, 1782, w^ho d. Feb. 11, 1814. 
He d. April 2, 1808. Ch., 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 661 

41 I. Sarali,^ b. April 29, 1765 ; m. 1. Hurd; 2. Ball; 

removed to Canada. 

42 II. Mary Ann,^ b. July 23, 1768 ; m. Eli Smith ; settled in 
Orange, Conn. 

43 III. Esther,^ b. Aug. 2, 1771 ; m. Hollister Judson. 
l\ IV. John,5 b. Dec. 6, 1782. 

« V. Truman,* b. June 16, 1784. 

Doct. SamueP (24) m. Ruth Judson, and d. in 1819. Ch. 

46 I. Doct. John,* now resides in Sherman, Conn. 

47 II. Doct. Samuel,* m., settled in Bridge water, (New Milford,) 
and is dead. He left a son, Samuel D., who is a lawyer in New 
Milford. 

48 III. Elizabeth,^ unmarried. 

49 IV. Doct. Henry T.,* resides in "Washington, Dutchess co., 
N. Y. 

50 V. Doct. David J.,* unmarried. 

51 VI. Mary,* m. Ebenezer Finch, Aug. 30, 1812, and is dec'd. 
She had, 1. Sarah, m. Rev. Jonathan Brace, of Milford ; 2. Mary O., 

m. Dewell ; 3. Henry ; 4. Julia A., m. George P. Allen, in 

1851. 

52 VII. Doct. James,* resides at Caldwell, N. J^ 

53 VIII. Sarah,* is unmarried. 

Samuel* (29) m. Ruth Mason, who d. Nov. 10, 1798. He 
d. March 31, 1810. ,Ch., 

54 I. Levi,*b. Nov. 6,1750; d. 1776. 

55 II. Abigail,* b. April 14, 1752 ; d. May 6, 1771. 

56 III. Gideon,* b. Aug. 26, 1753 ; d. Sept. 9, 1753. 

57 IV. Gideon,* b. July 0, 1754. 

58 V. Huldah,* b. April 9, 1758. 

59 VI. Samuel,* b. Dec. 27, 1759. 

60 VII. Meranda,* b. April 17, 1761. 

61 Vin. Esther,* b. May 2, 1762. 

62 IX. John,* b. March 24, 1764. 

63 X. Hannah,* b. Oct. 17, 1765 ; d. 1766. 

64 XL Damaris,* b. July 15, 1767. 

65 XII. Hannah,* b. June 24, 1769. 

66 XIII. AbigaU,* b. March 26, 1771.- 

67 XIV. Miles,* b. March 21, 1774 ; ni. Lydia Gibbs, Jan. 22, 
1795, and had four sons and three daughters. The Rev. Samuel G. 
Orton," of Ripley, N. Y., being one of them. 

68 XV. Olive,* b. May 12, 1777; d. in 1778. 



662 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURT. 

John"* (44) m. Eliza Carpenter, and d. May, I^SS. His ch. 
were, Mary Ann and Betsey. Mary Annm. Frederick Martin, July 

9, 1839. 

Truman'^ (45) m. Patty Maria Curtiss. Ch., 
I. James S., m. Emily Stanly, and now resides at Geneseo, Living- 
ston CO., N. Y.; is clerk of that county. II. Harriet Maria. HI. 
Frederick C. IV. Henry B.; m. Margaret Huntley ; resides in 
New York city. V. Cornelius T. VI. Walter J. 



PRESTON FAMILY, 



The name of Preston was of great antiquity in North Britain ; was 
assumed by the family from their territorial possessions in Mid-Lo- 
thian, in the time of Malcolm, King of the Scots. The first of this 
^family upon record, is Leolphus De Preston, living in the time of 
William the Lion, about 1040, whose grandson, Sir William De Pres- 
ton, was one of the Scottish nobles, summoned to Berwick by Edward 
the First, in the competition for the crown of Scotland, between Bruce 
and Baliol, it having been submitted to Edward for decision. After 
the death of King Alexander III., in 1291, this Sir William was 
succeeded by his son Nicol De Pi'eston, one of the Scottish barons, 
who swore fealty to King Edward I. He died in the beginning of 
the reign of David II., of Scotland, son of Robert Bruce, and was 
succeeded by his son, Sir Lawrence De Preston, who was succeeded 
by Richard De Preston, who was seated at Preston Richard in West- 
moreland, in the time of Henry II. Sir Richard De Preston, the 
fifth in descent from the above Richard, of Preston Richard, repre- 
sented the county of Westmoreland in Parliament, in seventeen Ed- 
wai'd III. His son, Sir Richard De Preston, had likewise the honor 
of being knight of the shire for Westmoreland, in the same reign, 
(twenty-seven Edward III.,) and in the same year, (1368,) obtain- 
ed a license to impark five hundred acres. His successor was Sir 
John De Preston, of Preston Richard and Preston Patrick ; was a 
member of Parliament for Westmoreland, in the thirty-sixth, thirty- 
ninth, and forty-sixth years of Edward III. He had issue, viz.: 

1. Richard , who left a family of daughters only. 

2. John , who was a judge of the court of common pleas in 

the reign of Henry IV. and VI., and retired from the bench in conse- 
quence of his great age, in 1427. He left, 1. John , a clergy- 
man ; 2. Richard, his heir ; 3. a daughter. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT -WOODBURY. ^63 

There was, about the year 1593, a William Robert Preston, who 
was a relative of Sir Edward Coke. 

George Preston,^ of Valley Field, was created a baronet of Nova 
Scotia in 1637 ; had two sons, viz., 

2 I. George,^ who had a son named William, a major in the army, 
who d. in 1637. 

3 II. William,^ m. Anna, dau. of Sir James Saunders ; Uved in 
the reign of Charles I. and II.; d. April 23, 1685, leaving a widow 
who d. Feb. 9, 1688. Left children, viz.: 

4 I. William,^ his heir, whose male issue became extinct. 

5 II. Richard,^ had a son William, who m. a Miss Webster. He 
was the representative of the family and took the title. 

6 HI. Ellen.3 

7 IV. Alice-^* 

8 V. John,^ had issue as follows : 

^j I. William,'' emigrated to America in 1 635. 

10 II. John,^ who had a son William, who was the Right Rev. 
William Preston, D. D., Lord Bishop of Fernsborn in 1729, FeUow 
of Trinity College, Cambridge. Died without issue in 1729. 

William^ (10) came in 1635, from , Yorkshire co., England, 

to Massachusetts, witli Mary, his wife, and six ch.; removed to and 
settled in New Haven, Conn.; signed the fundamental agreement of 
the 4th of Jan., 1639. He possessed at his death, real estate in 
Yorkshire, Eng., which he inherited from his father. His six ch., b. 
in England, were, I. Edward.^ II. Daniel.^ III. Eliasaph.^ IV. 
Sarah.^ V. Mary.^ VI. John.^ The four born in New Haven 
were, 

11 VII. JShieV b. 1640; removed to Stratford; had lands re- 
corded to him there, Sept. 21, 1668, and Dec. 2, 1678; had a son 
Joseph, b. July 10, 1666. 

1^ VIII. Hackaliah,^ "> settled at Woodbury, in 1681. 

/-twins, bap. 1643. 

13 IX. Eliasaph,^ ) settled in Stratford, and had by his 
wife Mary, one ch., named Mary Rowe, b. April 12, 1674; removed 
to Wallingford. 

14 X. Joseph, bap. in 1646. 

Hackaliah^ (12) m. Emm Fairchild, of Stratford, April 20, 
1676. He d. Nov. 20, 1692, and his widow d. Feb., 1733. 
Children, 
J? L William,^ b. March 21, 1676-7. 

1 6 II. Hannah," bap. Aug., 1 680 ; m. Josiah Gregory, of Dan- 
bury, 1701. 



664 HISTORY OP ANCIKNT WOODBVIRT. 

17 III. Lydia,^ bap. Nov., 1682. 

18 IV. Sarah," bap. Nov., 1G83 ; m. Joseph Wells, of Stratford. 

19 V. Jehiel," bap. Oct., 1G86 ; m. Mary Huthwitt, Dec. 27, 
1714, and d. May 2, 1727. No issue. 

20 VI. Emin,« bap. March, 1688 ; m. John Sherman, Esq., July 
21, 1714, who d. Dec. 12, 1730. She d. Feb. 25, 1733. 

21 VII. Remember," bap. Oct., 1G91 ; d. Jan. 15, 1G98. 

Hon. William" (15) m. Martha, dau. of John Judson, June, 
1705; d. Sept. 5, 1754. 

22 I. Samuel," b. Feb. 25, 1706 ; d. March 10, 1706. 

23 II. Elizabeth,^ b. Feb. 21, 1707 ; m. John Nichols, Feb. 2, 
1732. 

24 III. Martha,'^ b. April 23, 1709; m. Nathan Curtiss, May, 
1732. 

25 IV. Sarah,'^ b. Sept. 9, 1711 ; m. Matthew Minor, Oct. 9, 
1734. 

26 V. Hannah,' b. Dec. 18, 1713 ; m. Matthew Mitchell. 

27 VI. Emm,' b. Feb. 17, 1716; m. Capt. Timothy Hinman. 
3^^ VII. ^th,^ b. Nov. 24, 1718. 

29 Vlll.nVIary,^ b. Aug. 6, 1721 ; m. Nathan Mitchell, Dec. 11, 
1739. 

30 IX. Esther,' b. March 20, 1725 ; m. Gideon HoUister, Dec. 3, 
1750. 

li X. Jehiel,' b. Nov. 8, 1727. 

32 XI. Ruth,-^ b. July 28, 1730; m. Doct. Joseph Perry, April 
20, 1752. 

Seth" (28) m. Elizabeth, dau. of Lt. Joseph Judson. He d. 
April 26, 1777, of small-pox. His widow d. Aug. 16, 
1814. Ch., 
\l I. William," b. Feb. 24, 1749. 

34 II. Elizabeth," b. July 1, 1751 ; m. Josiah Beers, Jan. 1, 1778; 
d. Feb. 22, 1825. 

35 III. Mary," b. May 30, 1753 ; d. Dec. 26, 1781, unmarried. 

36 IV. Esther," b. Nov. 27, 1755 ; d. unmarried. 

JehieP (31) m. Betterus Mitchell, who d. Jan. 24, 1795, aged 
68. He d. Dec. 18, 1807. Ch., 

37 I. Jehiel," b. Jan. 16, 1754 ; d. young. 

II II. Nathan," b. April 20, 1756 ; was judge of probate from 
May, 1795, to May, 1805. 

39 III. Martha,8 b. Aug. 29, 1758 ; m. Nathan Curtiss. 
'^ IV. Jehiel," b. Feb. 15, 1761. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT ■VVOObBURT. 665 

41 V. Sarah/ b. June 29, 1763 ; d. young. 

42 VI. Esther/ b. April 17, 1766 ; m. Benjamin Stiles. 

43 VII. Ruth,^ b. Aug. 14, 1769 ; m. Burke Marshall, June 18, 
1795. 

44 Vin. Sarah,^ bap. Jan. 8, 1775 ; m. Jesse ]\Iinor. 

WiUiam* (33) m. Mary. , who d. Nov. 19, 1836, aged 

82. Ch., 

45 I. James,^ went west ; was drowned ; unmarried. 

46 II. Anne," b. Feb. 29, 1771 ; m. Doct. Nathaniel Perry. 

47 III. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 10, 1773 ; m. Nathan Sherman Judson, 
Feb. 28, 1801. 

48 IV. Polly ; m. Sheldon Martin. 

Nathan,^ Esq., (38) m. 1. Currence Prindle, Sept. 23, 1788. 
She d. June 24, 1797 ; 2. Sally, widow of Rev. Philo 
Perry, of Newtown,'Dec. 26, 1799. He d. Sept. 20, 1822, 
and his widow died July 20, 1842, aged 81. Ch,, 

49 I. Polly," b. Nov. 13, 1783 ; d. March 18, 1814. 

50 II. Nancy," b. Jan. 16, 1785 ; d. April 8, 1819. 

51 III. Sylvia," b. Oct. 1, 1786 ; m. David Hitchcock, March 2, 
1814. She d. May, 1827. 

52 IV. Caroline," b. Feb. 27, 1788; m. Joseph Scovill, Oct. 10, 
1813. She d. Sept. 30, 1837, leaving a son, Joseph, who now resides 
in the city of New York, and is editor of " The Pick." 

53 V. Nathan," b. Oct. 18, 1789 ; now living, unmarried. 

54 VI. Rev. William," b. Aug. 16, 1801. Residence, Columbus, 
Ohio ; is an Episcopal clergyman. He m. 1. Maria, dau. of William 
K. Lamson, of Woodbury ; 2. Caroline, dau. of James Scovill, Wa- 
terbury. Ch., by first marriage, William and Sarah; by second 
marriage, Scovill. 

JehieP (40) m. Anna Terrill. He d. Oct. 29, 1847, aged 87. 
His widow d. July 12, 1851, aged 87. Ch., 
II I. Nathaniel," b. Nov. 25, 1785. 

56 II Flora," b. July 17, 1786 ; m. John Strong, Esq. 

57 III. Julia," b. July 25, 1791 ; m. 1. Samuel Sherman ; 2. Dea. 
Judson Blackman. 

58 IV. James," b. July 31, 1796. 

Nathaniel" (55) m. Maria Hammond. He d. July 26, 1847. 
Children, 

59 I. Bennet H.," d. young. 

60 II. Bennet S.," m. C. Elizabeth, dau. of Dea. Chauncey Whit- 
tlesey, of Roxbury ; has a son, Henry N. 

48 



666 HISTORY OF ANCIENT "WOODBUET. 

61 III. Maria H.,'" m. Robert C. Lawson ; has two ch. 

62 IV. Nathan H./" unmarried. 

James® (58) m. Eliza, dau. of Lewis Beers, Dec. 11, 1820. 
Children, 

63 I. Elizabeth A.,'» b.Nov. 9, 1821 ; m. Charles P. Strong,May 
4, 1842. 

64 II. Martha Jane,'" b, Sept. 17, 1825; d. young. 



PERRY FAMILY. 

Persons of the name of Perry, were comparatively early in Con- 
necticut, as we find that Richard Pei-ry resided at Fairfield in 1649 ; 
also Francis Perry, at the same place, in 1663. 

Gideon Perry,^ it is said, was a Scotchman by birth, and emigrated 
to this country from Wales. Ch., 

I I. Joseph,^ b. 1728, at Derby, Conn.; settled in "Woodbury. 
3 II Gideon.- 4 III. Yelbertson.^ 5 IV. Betty.= 

Doct. Joseph^ (2) m. Ruth, dau. of Hon. WiUiam Preston, 

April 20, 1752. She d. Dec. 2, 1768. He m. 2. 

Bradley, and d. April 29, 1793. His ch. were, 
,4 I. Philo,^ b. Dec. 22, 1752; became a physician, and practiced 
in Stratford till he was ordained an Episcopal clergyman. 
J, II. Bennett,^ b. Dec. 28, 1755. 

8 IIL Ruth Ann," b. Dec. 25, 1757 ; m. Doct. Curtiss, of Mon- 
roe, and had three sons and ten daughters, viz., Harmon, George, 

Henry, Ruth Ann, Betsey, m. Lewis ; Sylva, m. Bradley ; 

Abby, m. Atwell ; Sally, m. Beach ; Maria, m. Bald- 
win ; Julia, m. Shelton ; Eliza, m. Beardsley ; Delia, m. 

William Botsford, and Esther, unmarried. 
i^ IV. Nathaniel,^ b. Feb. 8, 1761. 

10 V. Herman,^ b. Sept. 24, 1765 ; d. Jan. 27, 1770. 

11 VL Thomas Phillips,^ b. 1770 ; d. June, 1792. 

12 VII. Sylvia,^ d. unmarried. 

13 VIII. Betsey,^ m. Leman Birch, of Newtown. 

14 IX. Alathea,^ (only ch. by his second m.,) m. James Porter, 
who is dead. She resides in Bridgeport ; had four ch., Phillips 
Perry, Harriet A., James and Betsey. 

Rev. Philo3 (6) m. Sally Benjamin, of Stratford, Nov. 29, 
1781 ; settled in Newtown, where he d. Oct. 26, 1793. 



H18TORT OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 667 

Sally, his widow, m. Nathan Preston, Esq., Dec, 1799. 
Children, 
^4 I. Charles Benjamin," b, Sept. 25, 1782. 

16 II. Doct. Henry," b. Feb. 27, 1785. He was colonel in Mina's 
expedition in Mexico, and was killed by the Spaniards there, June 
19, 1817; unmarried. 

17 III. Julia," b. Dec. 21, 1788; m. John P. Marshall, Dec. 10, 
1812. For ch., see Marshall family. 

Doct. Bennet^ (7) m. Sarah, dau. of Daniel Beers, and set- 
tled in Newtown. He d. Nov. 26, 1821. Ch., 

18 I. Joseph," b. Aug. 13, 1778, an Episcopal clergyman at Balls- 
ton, N. Y.; removed to New Haven, Conn., where he died. He m. 

, and had two children ; 1. Alfred J., m. Emily C, dau. of Hez- 

ekiah Pierpont, of Brooklyn, N. Y., where they reside ; 2. Maria, m. 
Doct. McClellan, of Brooklyn, and resides there. 

19 II. Polly," b. April 12, 1780; m. Asa Chapman, Esq., of New- 
town, afterward judge of the supreme court, who d. at Newtown. 
She d. 1851, in Brooklyn, N. Y. Their ch. were, 1. Charles, an at- 
torney in Hartford, and late member of Congress. He m. a Miss 
Tomlinson ; 2. Charlotte, m. A. A. HoUey, of Geneva, N. Y., is d.; 
3. William, resides at Brooklyn, unm.; 4. Henry, m. Rebecca, dau. 
of Lemuel Hurlbut, of Winchester. Residence, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

20 III. Betsey," b. May 19, 1783 ; m. Marcus Botsford, of New- 
town ; is dead. 

21 IV. Herman," b. Jan. 16, 1782 ; m. Orphia Shepherd, of New- 
town ; had one ch., Mariette, who m. 1. Loyd ; 2. Rev. Mr. 

Bailey ,';of South Carolina. Herman d., and his widow m. Garry 
Bacon, of Woodbury. 

22 V. Nathaniel P.," b. May 25, 1788 ; m. Polly Toucey, of New- 
town, who d. He m. 2. the widow of Doct. Raymond, of Kent ; 
practiced law there; d. in 1850. 

23 VI. Sally," b. Sept. 3, 1790 ; m. Curtis Hinman, Esq., an at- 
torney, of Southbury. He d., leaving a dau., who m. Barnabas W. 
Root, of Plymouth, Conn. 

24 VII. Nancy," b. April 28,1792 ; m. Elisha T. Mills, an attor- 
ney ;^had two ch., William and Charles. She is dec'd. He resides 
in Ohio. 

25 VIII. Sylvia,* b. Nov. 20, 1794 ; m. Benjamin F. Shelton, 
Esq., a lawyer in Newtown, who d. She now resides in New York ; 
had four ch.,'?l. Theodore, m. Harriet Emmons, and had six ch.; 2. 



668 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

"William, m. a Miss Browning, of Columbus, Miss., had two daus.; 
3. Emily, m. Henry Butler, of New York, had two ch.; 4. Frances. 
Doct. jSTathanieP (9) m. Ann, dau. of William Preston. He 
d. June 13, 1820. Ch., 

26 I. William,^ m. Fanny Blackman; resides in Florence, Ohio; 
no issue. 

27 n. Nathaniel,* m. Sarah, dau. of Aaron Hitchcock ; is dec'd ; 
was an attorney, and resided in New Milford. Ch., Nathaniel H., 
George and Aaron. 

28 ni. Ruth Ann,* d. unmarried. 

Charles Benjamin* (15) m. Frances Beers, Dec. 22, 1805. 
She was b. Oct. 12, 1788. Residence, Auburn, N. Y. 
Children, 

29 I. Philo Henry,^ b. Jan. 9, 1807 ; m. Jane Vredenburgh Dill, 
June 3, 1833 ; resides at San Francisco, Cal. Ch., Robert Charles, 
b. July 2, 1834; Alice Dill, b. Oct. 26, 1843; Frances EUza, d. 
Aug. 29, 1838 ; Mary Josephine, d. March 15, 1850. 

30 II. Juha Sophia,* b. Aug. 14, 1808; m. Roderick C. Steele, of 
Woodbury, Conn., Sept. 21, 1829 ; resided at Auburn, N. Y.; d. Feb. 
13, 1832 ; had one ch., Frances Julia, b. May 24, 1831 ; d. Aug. 30, 
1831/ 

31 III. Frances Jane,^ b. July 8, 1810 ; m. Edward E. Marvin, 
April 5, 1830. Residence, Auburn. Ch., Ellen Augusta, b. Aug. 
6, 1838; Edward Charles, b. Aug. 5, 1840 ; Archibald Robertson, b. 
Sept. 26, 1848; Julia Frances, d. Dec. 26, 1834. 

32 IV. Charles Egbert,^ b. Feb. 18, 1812; m. Mariana Lang- 
don Roberts, July 10, 1837. He d. July 31, 1853. Ch., Charles 
Benjamin, b. Oct. 18, 1839 ; Emma Roberts, b. Aug. 3, 1847 ; Fran- 
ces, b. July 7, 1851 ; Mary, who d. April 4, 1845. 

33 V. Delia Augusta, b. Sept. 5, 1814 ; m. Roderick C. Steele, 
June 10, 1833. He d. Jan. 1, 1846 ; had one child, Emma Sophia, 
b. Oct. 3, 1836. 

34 VI. Roderick Beers, b. Jan. 4, 1823. 



PORTER FAMILY, 



Nathaniel Porter, b. in 1692, brother of the great-grandfather of 

Rev. William S. Porter, of Farmington, was in Woodbury in 1735. 

He m. in 1713, Ruth Woodruff, who d. the same year with her 



HISTORY OK ANCIENT -WOODBURT. 669 

infant son John, and he m. in 1715, Johanna Smith. Ch., Ruth, b, 
1717; Abigail, b. 1719; Sarah, 1722 ; Nathaniel, 1722 ; Esther, 
1726; Thomas, 1730. 

Of the above, Nathaniel m. Deborah Hurd, June 13, 1745 ; m. 2. 
Abigail Joslyn, of Branford, April 16, 1746. Ch. by second w. .was, 
Simeon, b. Nov. 26, 1747. He d. Sept., 1758, leaving, as appears 
by his will, a wife and a son, John. He lived in Bethlehem society, 
(Woodbury.) 

Thomas, brother of the above, m. Dec. 25, 1752, Elizabeth, dau. 
of John Hurd. She was born July 21, 1730, and d. Oct. 10, 1753. 
July 24, 1754, he m. Beulah, dau. of John and Elizabeth Minor. She 
was b. Aug. 27, 1734. They lived in Bethlehem society, and their 
children were. Justice, b. June 6, 1755 ; Joanna, Oct. 29, 1756 ; 
Beulah, Dec. 30, 1758 ; Thomas, Nov. 30, 1761 ; Elijah, Feb. 6, 
1763. 

Sarah, sister of the above, m. April 2, 1754, Lieut. Adam Hin- 
man, son of Noah and Anna. He was b. June 29, 1718. His father 
was one of the first settlers of Southbury. 



PIERCE FAMILY. 

Dea. John Pierce, probably son of John, of Wethersfield, settled 
in the main street of Southbury society ; built the " old plastered 
house," which stood on the east side of the street north of the White- 
oak school-house. He m. Ann, (the orphan,) sister of John Huthwitt, 
and d. Nov. 19, 1731. Hisch. were, John, bap. Sept., 1683 ; EHza- 
beth, bap. Aug., 1685. 

Sergt. John, son of the above, m. Comfort Jenners, March 21, 
1716-17, d. in 1758. Ch., L John, b. April 4, 1718. IL Elizabeth, 
b. Aug. 19, 1720, m. Ebenezer Hinman, April 20, 1743. IIL Sam- 
uel, b. Jan. 5, 1723, d. March 17, 1788. IV. Joseph, b. April 26, 
1725. V. David, b. Dec. 20, 1727. VL Ann, bap. March 15, 
1730, m. Ebenezer Squire, April 2, 1754. VII. Nathan, b. May 
19, 1732. VEIL Justus, b. May 29, 1734. IX. Abraham, b. March 
14, 1737. X. Elijah, b. Jan. 13, 1740. 

Dea. John, eldest son of Sergt. John, m. Hannah Twitchell, April 
13, 1749, who d. July 16, 1770. He d. July 26, 1788. His chil- 
dren were, 

1. John, b. March 6, 1750 ; m. Mary Edmonds, Jan. 28, 1773. 



670 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURT. 

2. Samuel, b. Feb. 26, 1752 ; m. Martha Edmonds, Jan. 9, 1777. 
He d. Aug. 30, 1799. Children. 

I. Edmond, b. May 16, 177S, d. April 10, 1802. II. Mary, b. Feb. 6, 1780. 

III. William, b. July 13, 17S5, m. Botsford, is dec'd, left two ch., David, 

of Roxbury, and Mary, wife of Samuel L. Bloss, of Bethlehem. IV. John, b. 
Oct. 30, 17S9, m. Olive Piatt. V. Rev. George, b. Sept. 9, 1794, is now Presi- 
dent of the Western Reserve College, Hudson, Ohio. VI. Molly, m. See- 
ley, had a dau. Patty, who m. 1. Garry French, 2. Henry B. Stiles, ^of South- 
bury. 

3. Titus, b. March 21, 1755 ; m. 1. Mary Norton, June 21, 1770 ; 
2. Abiah Piatt, Feb. 3, 1780. Children, 

I. Andrew, bap. Dec. 1, 1771. II. Hannah, b. Oct. 24, 1750. III. Aniiel 
Piatt, b. April 19, 1783. IV. Abigail Betsey, b. July 25, 1768. V. Phebe, b. 
Aug. 4, 1790. VI, Titus, b. July 5, 1792, m. Ann, dau. of Leverett Judd, Esq., 
of Bethlem. VII. Amos, b. July 6, 1796. 

4. Hannah, bap. Feb. 6, 1757. 

5. Amos, b. Aug. 9, 1763. » 

Joseph, son of Sergt. John, m. Mary Johnson, Feb. 22, 1750. 
Ch. as follows, 

1. Mary, bap. Jan. 20, 1751, m. Benjamin Hicock, Feb. 10, 1774. 

2. Sarah, bap. Jan. 21, 1753, m. David Mitchell, April 27, 1775. 

3. Joel, bap. Sept. 29, 1755, m. Avis, dau. of Lieut. Wilhara 
French, had ch., names not known. 

Jeremiah, the father of Lt. William French, settled at Stratford, m. 

Edwards, removed to Dover, N. Y., had 4 sons and 4 daus., viz., William, 
Jeremiah, Cree, Gershom, Dosia, Aner, Avis and Hannah. William m. Ann, 
dau. of Thomas Bennet, and had, 1. Mercy, m. ,01iver Barrit, and both d. at 
Williamstown, Mass.; 2. Avis, m. Joel Pierce; 3. Sylvania, m. Gen. E. Hin- 
man of Southbury ; 4. Hannah, m. Asahel Bacon of Woodbury ; 5. Ann, d. 
young; 6. Bronson, m. Mary Ann Burritt, d. 1852; 7. Benn«t, m. two wives, 
had issue by the first; 8. Benjamin, d. while a member of Williams College; 
9. Col. William, ra. 1. Tomlinson ; m. 2. Miss Woodhouse, from Wethers- 
field, has no issue, is living in Ohio, aged about 80 years. 

Of the above, Jeremiah m. Vinegar; Cree m. at Dover; Gershom m. 

Eisea ; Dosia ni. Stoddard Squire, and went to Little Falls, N. Y. ; Aner 

m. Bryant, an Episcopal clergyman ; Hannah m. Marsh, and settled in 

Goshen. 

4. Olive, bap. Feb. 26, 1758, m. David Stiles, Dec. 12, 1784. 

5. Benjamin, m. Lucy Beers of Newtown, and had. Sterling, Ed- 
win and Chloe. 

6. Aaron, d. April 5, 1777, of small-pox. 

7. Joseph, bap. Aug. 15, 1762, m. Sarah Hicock, Feb. 27, 1786, 
and had Lovina, b. Sept. 2, 1786 ; Sally, b. June 5, 1788 ; Joseph, 
b. April 8, 1790 ; Noble, b. May 11, 1792 ; Polly, b. March 20, 
1794 ; Joshua, b. July 22, 1798. 

8. Ruth, b. Aug. 17, 1767, m. Newton Tuttle, Sept. 10, 1786. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 671 

9. Hannah, bap. Sept. 1, 1769. 

David, son of Sergt. John, m. Eunice Strong, July 18, 1751. He 
d. Jan. 6, 1786. Ch., I. Eunice, b. June 1, 1752, m. Phineas Barnes, 
April 8, 1776. II. Comfort, b. Oct. 5, 1753, m. John Edmonds, 
Dec. 7, 1775. III. Currence, b. March 22, 1755. IV. Mercy, bap. 
Nov. 18, 1756. V. Betty, bap. July 23, 1758, d. young. VI. Pa- 
tience, b. Jan. 28, 1762, m. Samuel Botsford, in 1784. VII. Mary, 
bap. April 15, 1770, d. in 1778. 

Nathan, son of Sergt. John, m. Mabel Wheeler, Dec, 1763. 
Children, 

1. Rebecca, bap. Sept. 1, 1764, m. Benjamin Shelton. 

2. Nathan, bap. March 23, 1766, m. Rachel St. John, in 1796, 
who d. in 1816. He d. in 1820. Children, 

I. Sally, b. 1797, m. Alvin Hine of Middlebury. II. Anna, d. aged 21. III. 
Justus, b. 1801, m. Olive Malloiy, April 21, 1S31, had Reuben and Anna. IV. 
Polly, b. 1803, m. Thomas Root. V. Olive, b. 1805, m. Abel Holbiook. VI. 
Nathan, b. May 9, 1809, m. Sarah E. Bloss of Bethlem, Nov. 6, 1S34. Ch., 
1. Mary D., b. Dec. 9, 1835, d. Oct. 12, 1846; 2. Susan E., b. Nov. 1, 1838; 3. 
George E., b. April 22, 1840 ; 4. Lucy L., b. April 20, 1842; 5. Nathan F., b. 
Nov. 20, 1847, d. Nov. 21, 1848; 6. Mary D., b. Nov. 14, 1851. VII. Ely, b. 
1809, m. Augusta Hurlbut, ch., Rachel and Lucy. VIII. Ellen, b. 1812, m. 
Anson Bray. IX. Louisa, b. 1817. 

3. Simeon, m. Thankful Hunt. Ch., 

I. Philo, removed to Michigan. II. Cyrus, in. Jane Minor, removed to Ohio. 

III. Parnella, m. Andrews, who is a missionary at the Sandwich Islands. 

IV. Nathaniel, m. Minerva Sanford, and resides in Ohio. V. Fanny, ni. 

Sturtevant. 

4. Reuben, bap. Oct. 27, 1771 ; d. 1853, unm. 

5. Asa, bap. Feb. 7, 1773 ; d. unm. 

6. Truman, bap. Nov. 27, 1774; d. 1853, unm. 

7. Elisha, bap. Oct. 20, 1776, ra. Rhoda Hinman, April 28, 1799, 
and had, Russel, Betsey and Jane. 

8. Cyrus, bap. April 11, 1782, graduated at Yale College, and d. 
Nov. 14, 1802. 

Justus, son of Sergt. John, m. Hannah Johnson, July 13, 1758. 
Ch., 1. Justus Johnson, b. May 9, 1759 ; 2. Andrew ; 3. Hannah, b. 
Sept. 20, 1772, m. Benjamin Mitchell, March 1, 1801 ; 4. Mary, b. 
Sept. 10, 1775 ; 5. David, b. Oct. 29, 1778 ; 6. Justus, b. April 11, 
1782; 7. Mary Ann, b. June 8, 1783 ; 8. Shadrach,b. July 2, 1786; 
9. Abigail, b. Sept. 14, 1788. 

Abraham, son of Sergt. John, had ch., Calvin, Philo, Noble, bap. 
Sept. 3, 1769, d. 1775 ; Annis, bap. June 15, 1771 ; Sally, Nancy, 
Abraham N., bap. Oct. 2, 1778 ; Edwin, bap. July S, 1785. 



672 HISTORY OF ANCIENT -WOODBURT. 

Elijah, son of Sergt. John, m. Esther Downs, Feb. 8, 1770. Ch., 
Currence, b. Feb. 16, 1775, m. Bennet French, May 18, 1793 ; Bet- 
sey, m. Israel Bradley, and had two oh., Noble and Esther. 



PRENTICE FAMILY, 



Valentine Prentise, or Prentice, came to New England, in 1631, 
with his wife Alice, and his son John, having buried one child at sea. 
He settled in Roxbury, Mass., where he soon died, and his relict 
mamed, April 3, 1634, John Watson. 

John Prentise, the son of Valentine and Alice, became an inhabit- 
ant of New London, in 1652, and probably brought his wife, Hester, 
with him from Roxbury. Their children were, John, b. Aug. 6, 
1652 ; Joseph, b. April 2, 1655, d. 1676 ; Jonathan, b. July 15, 1657 ; 
Esther, b. July 20, 1660 ; Peter, b. July 31, 1663, d. 1670 ; Stephen, 
b. Dec. 26, 1666; Mercy, b. Dec, 1668, d. 1689; Hannah, b. June, 
1672 ; Thomas and Elizabeth, twins, b. Nov. 6, 1675, and Valentine, 
date not noted. 

Valentine Prentise, last mentioned, removed to "Woodbury, about 
the year 1700, as nearly as can be ascertained. He was there cer- 
tainly as early as 1706, as he is that year described as being of "Wood- 
bury, in the distribution of his father John's estate, and gives a quit- 
claim deed to the executor, whom he calls "my loving brother, Capt. 
John Prentice."* He married Abigail Walker, dau. of Dea. Zecha- 
riah Walker, and had ch., John, bap. Oct., 1710, d. April 4, 1716 > 
Esther, b. May 16, 1712, d. young; Joseph, b. Jan. 20, 1715; 
Esther, b. May 2, 1717 ; John, b. Nov. 1, 1719 ; Thomas, b. May 9, 
1722, d. same year; Thomas, b. June 23, 1723, d. Nov. 1, 1744; 
Christopher, b. April 13, 1726; Abigail, bap. Nov. 17, 1728, m. 
Thomas Warner, 1749 ; Patience, b. July 7, 1731. 

John Prentice, son of Valentine, d. 1751, ch., by his wife Eliza- 
beth, were, Thomas, b. Jan. 11, 1746 ; Ichabod, bap. March 30, 1748 ; 
John, bap. Jan. 20, 1751. 

Joseph Prentice, had the following ch., Theophila, b. Oct. 1, 1744; 
Valentine, bap. March 16, 1746 ; Ahiel,bap. Nov. 13, 1748 ; Ozias, 
bap. Aug. 1, 1756, d. 1792; Samuel Grant, bap. Sept. 10, 1758. 

Christopher Prentice, son of Valentine, m. Betsey, dau. of Roger 

1 Miss Caulkins' History of New London, p. 328. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 673 

Terrill, Jr., May 18, f748, Betsey, d. 1805, and Christopher in 1819, 
Their ch. were, 

1. Mary, b. Oct. 26, 1748. 

2. Amaziah, b. April 7, 1750, and by his wife Mercy, had. 

1. Colonel, b. July 26, 17S1 ; 2. Sliner, b. Feb. S, 17S3 ; 3. Walker, b. Dec. 
14, 17S4; 4. Olive, m. Joseph Root, April 22, 1802; 5. Susan. 

3. Sabria, bap. April 5, 1752. 

4. John, b. June 6, 1754, m. and had ch., 

Sally, d. Jan. 20, 1794, aged 7 years ; Betsey, d. Feb. IS, 1794, aged 11 years; 
Drusilla, d. April 22, 1794, aged 14 years; John, had also, the Rev. Charles 
Prentice, who m. 1. Clarissa Kassou, June, 1S04. She d. in 1S05, he ra 
2. Clarinda Pannlee, Nov , 1S08. Ch. of Rev. Charles, were, 1. Charles T., b. 
March 31, 1S05, m. Harriet Ensign, April, 1835; 2. Clarinda, b. Oct. 2, 1810, 
m. Sidney Ensign, Jan., 1833; 3. Eliza Ann, b. Nov. 20, 1812, m. L. S. 
Adams, Jan., 1S35; 4. Theodore P., b. June 25, 1815, m. Sarah Hoskins, 
Sept., 1841, and d. Oct., 1S4G ; 5. Martha C, b. April 20, 1817, d. Dec. 6, 
1834; 6. Henry H., b. Aug. 27, 1819, m. Frances D. King, Oct., 1844; 7, Ed- 
win, b. Dec. 17, 1821, m. Clarissa Stoddard, June, 1831 ; 8. Mary K., b. Oct. 
20, 1824, m Charles B. Sheldon, May, 1847. 

John, also had. Rev. Thomas H., now of western N. Y. ; Viigil, who went 
west; Lucy, who m. C. B. Munson ; Alma and Dother, botli d. 1829. 

5. Zachariali, b. Jan. 15, 1757, d. by a fall, when plastering the 
Episcopal Church in Woodbury. 

6. Josiah, b. Nov. 8, 1758, d. Sept. 20, 1760. 

7. Josiah, b. Oct. 4, 1701, had a wife, Sarah, and son, Curtiss, 
who became a physician, also two daughters. 

8. Abigail, b. March 26, 1763. 

9. Patience, bap. Dec. 2, 1765. 

10. Sherman, b. June 26, 1767, m. Susan Richards, Jan. 18, 1786. 
He d. July 15, 1829, and his widow, March 19, 1837. Their chil- 
dren were, 

1. David, b. Sept. 7, 17S7, m. Cordelia Willis, and had, Susan, Jane and 
Enieliue. He now resides at Geneva, N. Y., and is professor of mathematics 
in the college of that place. 2. Francis D., b. Oct. 5, 1789, m. Caroline Hib- 
bard, no children. 3. Lydia, b. Dec. 27, 1791, d. March 11, 1793. 4. Lydia, 
b. April 2S, 1794, d. May 21, 1845. 5. Sally, b. Feb. 19, 1798, m. Harlow 
Judson, 1825. C. Amy, b. Jan. 5, ISOO, d. same month. 7. Daniel S. and 
Dinner, (twins,) b. July 23, 1802; Dinner d. the same year ; Daniel S. m. Alec- 
ta Osborn, in 1827, and had Jane and Mary. S. Edwin E., b. July 23, 1S06. 

11. Gideon, bap. July 2, 1769. 

12. Sybil, bap. June, 1771. 

49 



674 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBUKT. 

PRIME FAMILY. 

John Prime, probably from Milford, settled in Woodbury, and was 
as is supposed, the ancestor of the family in the latter place. 

Elizabeth, dau. of John Prime, and his wife, Ann, d. Oct. 3, 1704, 
The Deborah Prime that m. Adino Strong, Dec. 20, 1733, was prob- 
ably his daughter. 

Joseph Prime, probably son of John, m. Sarah Root, Jan. 8, 1728 ; 
he d. 1757 ; children, 1. Desire, b. Oct. 4, 1729, m. Azariah Root, 
1750. 2. Sarah, b. June 6, 1731, m. June 27, 1751, Ichabod Tuttle. 
3. Betty, bap. Dec. 30, 1733. 4. Joseph, b. Oct. 13, 1736, m. Han- 
nah King, Oct. 30, 1765, had Sarah, bap. Dec. 13, 1767. 5. Benja- 
min, b. Aug, 19, 1739, graduated at Yale College, in 1761, and be- 
came a clergyman. His father bequeathed to him £160, to defray 
the expense attending his education. 



PERCY FAMILY. 



John Percy had John and Joseph, bap. June 30, 1754. 

Joseph Percy m. Love Reynolds, Aug. 14, 1774, and had, 1. John, 
b. Oct. 31, 1774, m. Polly Pond, Nov. 25, 1799. 2. Benjamin, b. 
July 7, 1776. 3. Ruth Amy, b. Nov. 29, 1778. 4. Sally, b. Dec. 
24, 1780. 5. Truman, b. Sept. 13, 1782. 6. Rebecca, b. March 
16, 1794. 7. Eunice, b. Feb. 21, 1796. 8. Lovina, b. March 23, 
1797. Dotha Ann, b. Oct.25, 1801. He d. March 28, 1830. His 
wife d. Nov. 22, 1829. 

Nathan Percy and wife, Sarah, had Mitchell, bap. Dec. 14, 1777, 
John, b. July 23, 1779. Nathan, b. Oct. 31, 1791. 



ROOT FAMILY. 



The name of Root appears- early at Hartford and Farmington. 
Thomas Root, of Hartford, was in the land division, 1639. John, 
made free at Farmington, in 1663. John, Sen., of Farmington, died 
about 1685. Children, Joseph, Caleb, Mary, (wife of Isaac Bron- 
6on,) and Stephen. 

John Root, probably son of John above, came to "Woodbury, about 



HISTOET OF ANCIENT WOODBURT. 675 

1685; his wife, Dorcas, d. May 15, 1720; he d. May 25, 1723; 
children, as follows : 

1. John, bap. April, 1685. 2. Susanna, same date, m. Joseph 
Minor, July 12, 1710. 3. Mary, same date, m. Robert Warner. 4. 
Sarah, same date, m. Joseph Prime, Jan. 8, 1728. 5. Josiah, bap. 
March, 1687-8. G. Bethia, bap. Dec, 1691, d. July 23, 1700. 7. 
Jj)hn, b. June 9, 1693. 8. Joseph, bap. June, 1698. 9. Bethia, b. Feb. 
7. 1703. 

John, Jr., third son of John, m. 1. Ruth Hicock, Sept. 4, 1717 ; she 
d. April 23, 1741 ; m. 2. Elizabeth ; he d. Aug. 3, 1757. Ch., 

I. Dorcas, b. April 15, 1718. 11. Sarah, b. June 25, 1722. III. 
Benajah, b. May, 1725. IV. Roger. V. Adonijah, b. Dec. 30, 
1730, m. Ruth Lake, Sept. 25, 1754, and had, 1. Anna, b. May 29, 
1755. 2. John, b. Oct. 9, 1757. 3. Ruth, b. July 24, 1759. 4. 
Adonijah, b. July 14, 1761. 5. Abia, b. Dec. 26, 1764. 6. Eunice, 
b. Dec. 27, 1765. 7. Naomi, b. June 29, 1768, m. Enos Collins, 
Feb. 11, 1789. 8. David, b. Jan. 11, 1773. 

Josiah, second son of John, m. Elizabeth Huthwitt, July 3, 1717 ; 
he d. 1727. Children, 

1. Gideon, b. Feb. 15, 1718, d.May 5, 1718. 

2. David, b. March 31, 1719, m. Deborah Royce, Oct. 3, 1739, 
and had, 

1. Joanna, bap. July 12, 1740, m. Samuel Button, 1759. II. Josiah, b. 
March 12, 1742. III. Ruth, b. May 29, 1747. IV. David, bap. March 29, 
1751. V. Deborah, b. 1754, m. Isaac Armstrong, Dec. 5, 1776. 

3. Gideon, b. March 28, 1721. 

4. Mary, b. June 14, 1723. 

5. Jesse, b. Oct. 2, 1725, m. Phebe , and had, 

I. Mary, bap. March 15, 1747. II. Olive, bap. May 15, 174S. III. Solo- 
mon, bap. Jan. 21, 1750, d. at Crown Point, Aug. 29, 1776. IV. Mary, b. 
Aug. 25, 1752. V. Phebe, b. May 19, 1754. VI. Isaac, b. June 2, 1756, and 
had, 1. Curtiss, bap. Nov. 3, 17S2. 2. Solomon, bap. same date. 3. Susanna, 
same date. 4. Joseph H., bap. June 1, 1783. 5. Mehetable, bap. Jan. 5, 
17S5. VII. Jesse, b. Sept. 17, 175S, and had, 1. Betsey, bap. Sept. 2, 1784, 
m. Abel Stoddard, 2. Matthew, bap. Sept. 2, 1784, went west. 3. Eunice. 
4. Seth S. 5. Phebe, bap. 1790. 6. Rhoda, bap. Sept. 4, 1794. 7. Adoni- 
ram, bap. July 8, 1798. 9. Rev. Judson A. VIII. Joanna, b. Sept. 22, 1762. 
Joseph, fourth son of John, m. Susanna , and had the follow- 
ing children : 

1. Gideon, b. April, 1721. 

2. Olive, b. March 4, 1726, m. Asahel Mitchell. 

3. Thomas, bap. June 23, 1728, m. Emma Minor, Dec. 29, 1757. 
He d. June 22, 1799. Children, 



676 HISTOKT OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

I. Jerusha, b. April 16, 1759, m. Lee TerriU. II. Joseph, b. May 12, 1761, 
m. Abigail Ilurd, and had 1. Rosetta, in. Isaac Sherman. 2. Thomas, ra. 1. 
Wealthy Allen, m. 2. Polly Pierce; children, Joseph H., Wealthy Ann, Thom- 
as B., Susan C, Homer A. 3. Andrew. 4. Sally, m. Reuben H. Hotchkiss. 
III. Ruth, b. April 20, 1764. IV. Esther, b. Nov. 24, 17GG. V. Sarah Ann, 
b. Aug. 24, 1770. VI. Mabel, b. July 24, 1772. VII. Mary, b. July 1, 1774. 
VIII. Preston, b. Jan. 17, 1776, d. young. 

4. Susanna, bap. Sept. 30, 1729. 

5. Mabel, b. April 18, 1733. 

6. Jerusha, b. June 20, 1735, m. Minor. 

7. Eunice, b. April 2, 1737, m. Seth Minor, 1757. 

8. Bulah, b. Aug. 7, 1739, m. Minor. 

9. Joseph, b. Aug. 27, 1741, d. same month. 

10. Joseph, bap. Oct. 24, 1742. 

11. Ruth, bap. April 22, 1744. 

12. Justus, bap. Oct. 20, 1745, d. Oct. 20, 1753. 

The connection of the following with the preceding is not deter- 
mined. 

Thomas Root m. Sarah Hicock, and d. June 8, 1 727. Children, 
Amos, b. July, 1724. John, bap. Jan. 30, 1726. John m. Mabel 
Root, Aug. 22, 1754, and had, I. Betty, bap. Oct. 12, 1755. II. Bu- 
lah, bap. Feb. 5, 1758. III. Justus, bap. April 27, 1760, m. Mercy 
Tiff, Dec. 4, 1782. IV. David, bap. April 10, 1763. V. Ruth, bap. 
March 9, 1766. VI. John, bap. Sept. 11, 1768, d. young. VII. 
John, bap. April 15, 1770. VIII. Mabel, bap. Oct. 20, 1773. IX. 
Elizabeth, bap. Oct. 29, 1775. X. David, bap. March 1, 1778. 
XI. Olive, bap. June 4, 1780. XII. Thomas, bap. March 9, 1783, 
m. Orry Beers, and had 1. Emeline, m. Thaddeus Crane. 2. Jar- 
vase, went west. 

Amos, brother of John and son of Thomas, m. Mercy Martin, Sept. 
16, 1747, and d. March 7, 1798. Children, 

I. Susanna, bap. Sept. 10, 1749, m. Samuel Carr, 1773. II. Pa- 
tience, bap. April 14, 1751. III. Joseph, bap.March 17, 1754. IV. 
Colonel, bap. April 25, 1756. V. Amos, bap. Jan, 29, 1758, and 
had 1. Laura. 2. Electa. 3. Amos, all bap. Sept. 8, 1793. 4. 
Olive, bap. July, 1796. VI. Mary, bap. Feb. 25, 1759. VII. Jonas, 
bap. Nov. 23, 1760. 

Azariah Root and wife, Desire, had Ruth,b. June 5, 1751. Betty, 
b. Feb. 16, 1753. 

Abijah Root and his wife, Ruth Emm, had Jerusha, b. Aug. 4, 
1785. Elizabeth, b. May 30, 1788. Timothy, b. Oct. 4, 1790. 
Lee, b. Sept. 13, 1792. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 677 

SMITH FAMILY. 

The name of Smith is the most numerous of any in New England. 
It had furnished two hundred and fourteen graduates in New England 
and New Jersey, previous to 1825, one-fourth of whom have been 
settled clergymen. 

Richard Smith, (probably of Lyme, Conn.,) settled in Judea soci- 
ety about 1750 ; m. Annis, dau. of Nathan Hurd. He removed to 
Roxbury society after the birth of his first child, where he d. Jan. 20, 
1807, aged 76. His widow d. April 18, 1808, aged 75. Ch., 

I. Daniel, bap. May 18, 1755. His descendants are found in Ver- 
mont, New York and Canada. One of his sons (Phineas) now re- 
sides in Woodbury ; has ch. 

II. Phineas, Esq., b. June 3, 1759 ; m. Deborah Ann, dau. of 
Joshua Judson, of Woodbury. He d. Nov. 7, 1839, and his widow 
d. May 30, 1850. Ch., 1. Hon. Truman, m. 1. a Miss Cook, of Litch- 
field, 2. a Miss Dickinson ; 2. Phineas, Esq., a lawyer in Vermont, 
is dec'd ; 3. Shelden D., d. Nov. 19, 1849, aged 53, unm.; 4. Nathan- 
iel, m. Miss Benton, of North Guilford, resides in New Haven ; 5. 
Catherine, m. Henry N. Painter, of Roxbury ; 6. Nathan R., m. a 
dau. of Dea, Judson Blackman, has ch., resides in Roxbury. 

III. Hon. Nathaniel, b. Jan. G, 17G2, settled in Woodbury; m. 
Ruth, dau. of Rev. Noah Benedict. She was b. Jan. 20, 1767. He 
d. March 9, 1822, in the 61st year of his age, and his relict (Mrs. 
Ruth,) d. June 30, 1845, in the 78th year of her age. They had 
one child, Hon. Nathaniel B., b. Dec. 7, 1795, m. Mary Ann W. 
Goodrich, Feb. 22, 1819, who was b. May 29, 1799. She was dau. 
of Rev. Mr. Goodrich, of Berlin. Their ch. are, 1. Mary E., b. July 
2, 1820, m. John J. Monell, an attorney, who resides at Newburgh, 
N. Y.; 2. Caroline E., d. Oct. 25, 1835, aged 5 ; 3. Nathaniel, b. 
1831. 

IV. Elizabeth, b. 1764, m. Capt. David Hammond, and d. Feb. 
22, 1800, aged 3G. 

V. Hon. Nathan, b. 1767, d. while a member of the U. S. Senate, 
at Washington, Dec. 6, 1835, in the 65th year of his age. Ch., 1, 
Eliza ; 2. Rebecca, m. William H. Scovill, of Waterbury ; 3. Chas. ; 
4. Sarah ; 5. Caroline ; 6. John Henry Hobert. 

VL Richard, b. in 1769 ; d. Sept. 29, 1805, unmarried. 

VII. Annis, m. Bennet Bronson, of Waterbury, and d. in 1818. 

The following resided in Southbury. 



678 HISTORY OP ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

John Smith had ch., Rachel, bap. June 11, 1732; Samuel, bap. 
Sept. 24, 1734; Martha, bap. Sept. 2, 1737. 

Ebenezer Smith had Bethua, bap. Nov. 4, 1753 ; Ebenezer, bap. 
May 2, 1758 ; Ebenezer, bap. July 29, 1759 ; Samuel, bap. April 19> 
1761 ; Mabel, bap. Nov. 18, 1764; Susannah, bap. May 16, 1774. 

Jared Smith. Ch., Thomas, bap. Nov. 1, 1767 ; Truman, bap. 
March 12, 1769 ; Thaddeus, bap. Oct. 17, 1773. 

James Smith had Sarah, bap. Dec. 16, 1770. 

Daniel Smith, and wife Anne, had ch., Anne, b. Nov. 12, 1788 ; 
Erastus, b. June 4, 1791 ; Thankful, b. Dec. 21, 1794. 

Eichard Smith m. Lovina . Ch., Abraham Lewis, b. June 

25, 1802 ; Ralph Dunning, b. Oct. 24, 1804, resides at Guilford, 
Conn. ; John Edward, b. Sept. 14, 1816, resides in Waterbury. 

Rev. Noah Smith, of South Britain society, had ch., Sarah Matilda, 
b. Aug. 14, 1823 ; Martha Miranda, b. April 29, 1825 ; Edward Par- 
melee, b. June 27, 1827 ; Mary Shipman, b. May 9, 1830. 

Samuel Smith m. Abigail . Ch., Samuel, b. March 18, 1766 ; 

Isaac, b. Feb. 12, 1771 ; Isaac, b. Jan. 4, 1788 ; Minerva, b. Sept. 
22, 1790. 

Samuel Smith m. Sarah Lewis. Ch., Betsey, b. June 3, 1785, m. 
Cyrus Tuttle ; Harriet, b. Sept. 20, 1786, m. Benjamin D. Booth; 
Sally, b. April 15, 1791, m. Iluthwitt Tuttle; Laura, b. Jan. 14, 
1794, m. Lewis Hinman ; Charlotte, b. Dec. 29, 1796, m. Benjamin 
Tuttle ; Lewis ; Samuel, who resides in South Britain, has a family; 
George, m. Marietta Stiles, resides in South Britain. 

The following lived in the other societies of "Ancient "Woodbury." 

Thomas Smith, and wife Patience, had I. Bethel, bap. March 2, 

1755, m. Deliverance , and had, Sybil, b. Oct. 7, 1778 ; Thomas, 

b. Sept. 2, 1784 ; Betsey, b. Aug. 4, 1787 ; Harry, b. Jan. 3, 1792. 
IL Anna, bap. May 18, 17y5. IIL Amos, bap. Aug. 1, 1756. IV. 
Andrew, bap. May 21, 1758. V. Reuben, bap. July 15, 1759. VL 
Simeon, bap. March 1, 1761. VIL Betty, bap. Aug. 26, 1764. 
VIIL Sybil, bap. Jan. 26, 1766. 

James Smith m. Damaris . Ch., Mary, Skinner, James, 

Stoddard, Annis and Abigail, all bap. June 12, 1771; Ashbel, bap. 
June 4, 1774; Damaris, bap. March 5, 1775. 

John Smith had ch.. Lent, bap. April 3, 1748 ; Elizabeth, bap. 
March 25, 1750 ; Mary, bap. July, 1751. 

Elihu Smith, and wife Aner, had ch., Chloe, b. Nov. 18, 1765 ; 



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HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 679 

Elihu, b. Sept. 24, 1768 ; Esther, bap. May 12, 1771 ; Susanna, bap. 
June 26, 1774. 

Jonathan Smith, m. Martha Porter, Feb. 17, 1748. Ch., Elisha, 
bap. July 7, 1754; Eunice, bap. May 9, 1756 ; Eunice, bap. March 
4, 1759.^ 



SHERMAN FAMILY. 

Arms. Sherman, (London and Devonshire; descended from the 
Shermans of Yoxley, co. Suffolk,) or, a lion ramp. sa. betw. three oak 
leaves vert ; on the shoulder an annulet for diff. Crest — A sea-lion 
sejant, per pale or and ar. guttee de poix, finned of the first ; on the 
shoulder a crescent for diff. 3foUo — Conquer death by virtue. 

An engraving of this coat appears on the opposite page. 

In 1634, Hon. Samuel Sherman, Rev. John, his brother, and Capt. 
John, his first cousin, came to this country from Dedham, Essex co., 
England. Samuel ra. Sarah Mitchell, who came with him from En- 
gland, and settled at Stratford, Conn. The other two finally located 
at Watertown, Mass. 

Rev. John Sherman was b. Dec. 26, 1613, at Dedham, Eng.; grad- 
uated at Immanuel College, Cambridge ; left college a Puritan, and 
came over to America in 1634, as above stated. He preached his 
first sermon at Watertown, Mass., under a tree, soon after his arrival 
in this country. In a few weeks he went to New Haven, Conn., and 
preached in several places. He received a call to settle at Milford, 
but declined from modesty, and perhaps from other causes. He 
finally settled at Watertown, Mass., on the death of Mr. Phillips. By 
his first wife he had six ch. He m. Miss Mary Launce, for his 
second wife, and " had no less than twenty children."^ Thirteen of 
these d. without issue, before their father. Five of the others were 
sons, viz., Bezaleel, Daniel, Samuel, John, b. March 17, 1659, and 
James ; and eight were daughters, viz., Abigail, b. 3d, 12th mo., 1647 ; 
Mercy Allen ; Mary, b. March 5, 1656 ; Grace, b. March 10, 1658 ; 



1 1 should have been glad to have carried out the later branches of th^ Smith fam- 
ily, but -was unable to induce those bearing the name, to give me the requisite infor- 
mation. 

2 Mather's Magnolia, pp. 465, 466, 457. 



680 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURT. 

Elizabeth; Abiah ; Hester, d. Aug. 25, 1688, and Barren. Rev. 
John Sherman's will is dated Aug. 6, 1685, and in it are named these 
thirteen children ; Bezaleel and Abigail, who m. Samuel Willard, 
having d. before their father, but left ch. He d. Aug. 8, 1 685, aged 
71. John, Abiah and Esther d. without eh., after their father. 
Mercy m. Samuel Barnard, of "Watertown, Mass. James became a 
minister at Sudbury, and John Sherman, Esq., of Brimfield, was his 
son. "Widow Mary Sherman, w. of Rev. John, d. March 9, 1709-10. 
Capt. John Sherman, cousin of Rev. John, and of about the same 
age, also settled in Watertown, Mass. He m. Martha Palmer and 
had ch., Martha, b. 21st of 12th mo., 1640, m. Francis Bowman, 26th 
of 7th mo., 1661; Sarah, b. 17th of 1 1th mo., 1647, d. June 17, 
1667 ; Joseph, b. 14th of 3d mo., 1650 ; Grace, b. 20th of 10th mo., 
1655, and John, who was killed in the Narraganset fight, and left no 
issue. Capt. John d. Jan. 25, 1690. His widow Martha, d. Feb. 
7, 1700. 

Joseph, son of Capt. John, m. Elizabeth "Winship, Nov. 18, 1673, 
and had ch., John, b. Jan. 11, 1674 ; Edward, b. Sept. 2, 1677 ; Jo- 
seph, b. .Feb. 8, 1679 ; Samuel, b. Nov. 28, 1681 ; Samuel, b. Nov. 
28, 1682; Jonathan, b. Feb. 24, 1683-4; Ephraim, b. March 16, 
1685; Ephraim, b, Sept. 20, 1686; Elizabeth, b. July 15, 1687 ; 
William, b. June 28, 1692, (father of Roger, the signer of the dec- 
laration;) Sarah, b. June 2, 1694; Nathaniel, b. Sept. 19, 1696. He 
d. Jan. 20, 1730-31. 

John, son of Joseph, m. Mary Bullen. He d. Oct. 31, 1756. His 
wife d. May 5, 1761. Ch., Mary, d. unm.; Joseph, Ephraim, John, 
Grace, Elizabeth and Samuel. 

Edward, son of Joseph, m. Sarah Parkhurst, Oct. 16, 1700, and 
had ch., Sarah, b. May 29, 1701, m. Andrew Wilson, June 7, 1722 ; 
Abigail, b. June 10, 1704 ; Joseph, b. Sept. 10, 1706 ; Edward, b. 
March 9, 1708-9 ; Jonathan, b. Feb. 2, 1711-12. 

William, son of Joseph, m. 1. Rebecca Cutler, of Charlestown, 
Mass. Ch., William, who d. aged about sixteen months ; 2. m. Mehita- 
ble Wellington, of Watertown, Mass., dau, of Benjamin, who was son 
of Roger Wellington, from England, Sept. 18, 1715. Ch., William, 
of New Milford, b. March 20, 1716-17, m. Sarah Terrill, lived in 
New Milford and d. without issue ; Mary, m. John Brattle, of Ded- 
ham, and had five ch.; Roger, signer of the declaration ; Elizabeth, 
m. James Buck, of New Milford, and had eight ch ; Rev. Nathaniel, 
minister at Bedford, Mass., and afterward, May, 1768, settled at Mt. 
Carmel ; Rev. Josiah, minister at Woburn, Mass., Goshen and Wood- 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 681 

bridge, Conn., father of Hon. Roger INIinot Sherman, and Rebecca, 
who m. Joseph Hartwell, of New Milford. 

Rev. Josiah, mentioned above, graduated at Nassau Hall, in 1754, 
received the honorary degree of M. A. at Harvard, 1758, and at 
Yale, 1765. After having been settled at Woburn, Mass., about 
fifteen years, he was installed at Milford, Aug. 23, 1775, dismissed 
June 21, 1781, settled next at Goshen, and remained there till 1788. 
He died at Woodbridge, Nov. 24, 1789. Hem. Martha Minot, dau. 
of Hon. James Minot, of Concord, Mass., Jan. 24, 1757. She was b. 
Feb. 1, 1738. Her father, a very distinguished man, b. Oct. 17, 
1694, was the son of James Minot, Esq., a graduate of Harvard, in 
1675, b. Sept. 14, 1653, who was the son of Capt. John Minot, of 
Dorchester, Mass., b. April 2, 1626, who was the son of Elder George 
Minot, who was b. Aug. 4, 1594. All of the name of Minot in this 
country are supposed to have descended from the latter. He was the 
son of Thomas Minot, Esq., of Saffron- Walden,. Essex, England. He 
was among the first pilgrim emigrants to Mass., and the first settlers 
of Dorchester. " His death," say the records, " was much lamented 
by the town, whose weal he sought and liberties defended." 

Rev. Josiah studied divinity with Rev. Dr. Bellamy, of Bethlem, 
and Rev. John Graham, of Southbury. He was a very acceptable 
preacher. His elocution was distinct, though fluent and rapid. His 
voice was excellent — his mind discriminating. His eloquence was 
often pathetic, sometimes very powerful, and always such as to com- 
mand the respect and attention of his audience. His wife died in 
1820, at Durham, N. Y. Their children were, 1. Hon. Roger Mi- 
not, LL. D., b. May 22, 1773, d. Dec. 30, 1844, m. Elizabeth, dau. 
of Dr. "William Gould, of New Haven, and sister of Judge James 
Gould, of Litchfield. She was b. 1784, and d. 1848. He was one 
of the most brilliant and successfullawyers that Connecticut has ever 
produced. As a man, a jurist, and a Christian, he was preeminent. 
2. Martha, b. Dec. 8, 1758, who m. Rev. Justus Mitchell, had four 
children, and died at White Plains, N. Y., Oct 24, 1829 ; 3. EHza- 
beth, b. March 26, 1761, m. John Mitchell, Esq., of Woodbury, and 
d. about 1816. Their only son, a physician, settled in Green county, 
N. Y. 4. Mary, b. Feb. 3, 1763 ; 5. Susanna, b. April 7, 1765, m. 
Baldwin, and 6. Josiah, of Albany, N. Y". 

By the foregoing account of Capt. John Sherman's descendants, it 

appears that Rev. Josiah, and consequently his son, Hon. Roger M., 

were descendants of Capt. John, of Watertown, and not of Rev. John, 

of the same place. This is as they themselves understood the mat- 

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682 HISTOKT OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

ter. The aged Eoger Sherman, of New Haven, son of the " signer," 
also gave the author the same information, and he is not likely to be 
mistaken. The records of Watertown also attest the same fact, al- 
though Lambert, Allen, Trumbull and Mather, make Rev. Josiah the 
great-grandson of Rev. John, of Watertown. 

Thus it will be seen that Roger Miuot's father was the fourth in 
descent from Capt. John. 

Nathaniel, son of Joseph, m. Mary Livermore, of Watertown, May 
31, 1.726. Children, Mary, b. Dec. 9, 1726 ; Betsey, b. June 14, 
1728; Martha, b. Feb. IG, 1729-30. 

Roger, son of William, and " Signer of the Declaration," m. 1. a 
dau. of Dea. Joseph Ilartwell, of Stoughton. Children, John, Wil- 
liam, Isaac and Chloe. His wife died Oct. 19, 1760, aged 34; m. 
2. May 12, 1763, a dau. of Benjamin Prescott, Jr., son of Rev. Ben- 
jamin Prescott, formerly minister at Salem. Children, Rebecca, 
Elizabeth, Roger, of New Haven, Oliver, Melietable) Martha and 
Sarah. Oliver never married. All the others married and had 
issue. Three of these children were living July 25, 1850. Roger, 
of New Haven, Mehetable, widow of Jeremiah Evarts, and Sarah, 
the wife of Hon. Samuel Hoar, of Concord, Mass. 

Hon. Samuel Sherman,^ brother of Rev. John, of Watertown, 
came from Dedham, England, when about 18 or 19 years of age. 
He afterward removed to Wethersfield, Conn., thence to Stamford, 
and thence to Stratford, where he died. An account of his life has 
already appeared in these pages. He m. Sarah Mitchell, sister of 
Rev. Jonathan Mitchell, of Cambridge, Mass. Nearly all of the 
name who have resided in " Ancient Woodbury," were descended 
from him. His children were, 

io I. Samuel," b. Jmae 19, 1641, remained at Stratford. 

3 n. Theophilus,^ b. Oct. 28, 1643, remained at Stratford. 

4. III. Matthew,- b. Oct. 24, 1645, remained at Stratford, m. Han- 
nah , d. in 1698. 

fe IV. Edmond,^ b. Dec. 4, 1647. 

Ii V. John,= b. Feb. 8, 1650-1, came early to Woodbury. 

7 VI. Sarah," b. Feb. 8, 105 3-4. 

8 VII. Nathaniel,^ b. March 21, 1656-7, remained at Stratford, 
d. in 1712, leaving wife, Abigail. 

^ VIII. Benjamin,^ b. March 29, 1662. 
10 IX. Daniel,^ b. April 15, 1665. 

SannieP (2) m. Mary Titterton, dau. of Daniel, June 19, 
1665. Children, 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 683 

11 I. Maiy/ b. May 7, 1666. 

,'i II. Daniel,^ b. March 23, 1668-9. 

13 III. Susanna,'' b. July 22, 1670. 

14 IV. Sarah,' bap. May, 1673. 

15 V. Grace,^ b. July 8, 1676. 

16 YL Elizabeth,^ b. Jan. 1, 1678-9. 

Edmond- (5) d. in 1683. Chiklrenby his wife Susannah, as 
follows : 

17 I. Bezaleel," b. April 11, 1675-6, d. in Stratford, 1717. Chil- 
dren mentioned in his will, Ebenezer, Edmond and Susannah. 

18 II. Sarah,3 bap. Aug., 1678. 

19 III. SamueV b. Jan. 8, 1678-9. 

20 IV. Edmond,^ b. March 20, 1680, m. Jane Cornwall, March 6, 
1706. 

21. V. Matthew,' b. Jan. 8, 1683, had sons, Lemuel and David. 

Dea. John^ (6) m. Elizabeth , d. Dec. 13, 1730. She d. 

Oct. 1, 1744. He was a leading man both at Stratford and 
Woodbury, was town clerk in the latter place. Children, 

22 I. Ichabod,^ d. in old age, unm. 

23 II. Hannah,^ bap. July, 1680, m. Chittenden. 

it III. Samuel,' bap. Aug., 1682. 

25 IV. Elizabeth;' bap. Oct., 1684, m. Roger Terrill, July 23, 
1713. 

^ V. John," bap. June, 1687. 

27 VI. Sarah,^ bap. Jan., 1689-90, ra. Benjamin Hinman, Dec. 
18, 1718. 

28 VII. Mary," bap. March, 1691-2, m. Rev. Anthony Stoddard, 
Jan. 15, 1715-16. 

29 VIII. Susanna, bap. Nov., 1693, m. Daniel Noble, June 4, 
1722. 

Benjamin^ (9) remained at Stratfoi'd. Children, 

30 I. Job," who had John, Joel, Nathan and Ephraim. The last 
named had sons, Amos and Peter. Amos was father of Homer B. 
Sherman, of Roxbury. 

31 II. Nathaniel.' 

32 III. Enos.' 

33 IV. Benjamin.' 
^ V. Samuel.' 

35 VI. Timothy.^' 

36 VII. James.' 



684 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURT. 

DanieF (12) m. Rebecca Wheeler, of Stratford, Dec. 29, 
1694. Children, 
% I. Samuel.^ 

38 II. Benonia." 

39 III. Ebenezer.* 

Dea. SamueP (24) m. Mary Knowles, Dec. 22, 1709, d. Feb. 
2.5, 1757. Children, 

40 I. Kezia,^ b. Nov. 10, 1710, d. MaMi 1, 17,S8. 

41 11. Hannah,'' b. Dec. 25. 1712, ra. Jonathan Atwood. 

58 III. Reuben,^) , . , r. * oi iti i 

43 IV. RlW r^"'''^'^^'P*-^^'^'^'^'m. Peter Walker, 1740. 

44 V. David,* b. Aug. 1, 1718, d. 1719. 
Z VI. David,* b. March 15, 1721. 

^3' VII. SamueV b. June 26, 1722. 

47 VIII. John,* b. July 9, 1727. 

John^ (26) m. Emm, dau. of Hachaliah Preston, .July 22, 
1714, d. 1727. Children, 

48 I. Jerusha,' b. Sept. 15, 1716, m. Joseph Judson, Nov. 26, 
1741. 

49 II. Damaris,* b. Feb. 14, 1719, m. Nathan Judson, July 10, 
1745. 

?? III. Daniel,* b. Aug. 14, 1721. 

r, T^r ^r 1 4 ) d- Oct. 19, 1744. 

51 IV. Matthew,* {.■, t & 170/I 
r . ^r ^r 4 )-twms, bap. Jan. 8, 17'24. 

52 V. Mary,^ ^ d. March 29, 1724. 

53 VI. Mary,* b. July 7, 1726. 

SamueP (34) had children. 

54 I. Lemuel.* 

^f II. Elijah,* settled in Woodbury. 
06 III. Isaac* 

Samuel* (37) had sons, 
57 I. .Justin.* 
fi II. Jotham,* of Newtown, Conn. 

Reuben* (42) m. Martha , who d. March 9, 1750. He 

d. May 3, 1792. Children, 

59 I. Elizabeth,* bap. Nov. 28, 1742, m. .John Curtiss. 
GO II. Kezia,* bap. March 3, 1745, m. Joseph Keeler. 

61 III. Esther,* bap. Feb. 1, 1747, m. Benjamin Rusco. 

62 IV. Daniel,* bap. May 9, 1773, j ^^ ^^^ 

63 V. Sarah,* bap. Oct. 8, 1775, | adopted cnudien. 

David* (45) m. Hannah , d. Nov. 10, 1799. Children, 

^ I. Matthew,* b. 1753. 



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HISTORY OF ANCIENT -WOODBURY. 685 

65 11. Elizabeth,^ b. March 2, 1755, m. Simeon Cole, removed to 
Canada. 

66 III. Solomon,-' b. Nov. 15, 1756, d. young. 

67 IV. Susanna,^ b. July 21, 1758, d. Dec. 23, 1776. 

68 V. Lucy,^ b. May 1, 1760, d. May, 1779. 
^ VI. Solomon,^ b. Jan. 13, 1763. 

1^4 VII. Aaron,^ b. Sept. 12, 1764. 

71 VIII. Eldad,^) * • t a ot ^r-rr 
r-.-i T-v^ T)-n IS ?- twms, b. Aug. 27, 1/ob. 

72 IX. Bildad,^ j ' & ' 

Eldad died March 12, 1813 ; his "svife died April 4, 1811, no issue. 
Bildad m. and had John, Bradley, Judson "W., who resides at Angeli- 
ca, N. Y., Lucy, Nancy and Emily. 

73 X. Gideon,^ bap. April 23, 1769, m. Susanna Dorman. Chil- 
dren, 1. Erasmus,*' b. 1802, d. 1827 ; 2. Lucy,*' b. 1803 ; 3. George," 
b. 1805, d. 1836, unm. ; 4. Edna/ b. 1807, d. 1838, unm. ; 5. Mary 
Jane," b. 1811, d. 1819. 

Samuel' (46) m. Sarah who d. April 16, 1803. Ch., 

74 I. Mary,^b.Aug. 11, 1751. 

75 II. John,^ b. Jan. 4, 1753, m. Abigail ; children, Sai-ah, 

b. April 11. 1774 ; Ichabod, b. April 28, 1776. 

76 in. Ichabod,^ b. April 15, 1755, d. April 27, 1775. 

77 IV. Esther,^ b. Feb. 6, 1763. 

Judge DanieP (50) d. July 2, 1799. His wife, Mindwell, d. 
May 18, 1798. Children, 

78 I. Hannah,^ b. June 4, 1745. 

79 IL Emm,M3.May 2, 1747, d. in 1749. 

80 III. Sarah,5 ^^ ggp^^ 17^ 1749^ ^^ in 1798, unm. 

81 IV. Emm,^b. March 23, 1753, m. Warner. 

82 V. Daniel,^ b. April 20, 1756, d. Feb. 13, 1809. Children, 
Clarissa, Louna, John, Polly, Peter and Lamson. 

S3 VI. Taylor,^ had Charles, Daniel and Betsey. Hon. Charles 
lived and died in Ohio ; had children. 

Elijah^ (55) m. 1. Nanny Northrop, May 22, 1778, who died 
April 2, 1818. He m. 2. Betsey Turney, in 1819, and d. 
Jan. 5, 1844, aged 90. Children, 

84 L John N.,5 b. Dec. 28, 1779. 

85 IL Betsey,^ b. Sept. 22, 1781, d. Oct. 8, 1798. 
i1 III. Elijah,^ b. April 23, 1783. 

,^3 IV. Isaac,' b. May 28, 1787. 
88 V. Anna,^ b. Dec. 24, 1789, ra. Joel Pierce, May 9, 1814, d. 



686 HISTORY OF ANCIENT -WOODBURY. 

March 13, 1846. She had ch., one of whom was Mariette, the wife 
of G. W. Bishop, now of Sharon, Conn. 

89 VI. Samuel,' b. Oct. 23, 1792, m. Julia, dau. of Jehiel Pres- 
ton, d. Sept. 11, 1844, no issue. 

90 VII. George,* b. July 23, 1794; d. Oct. 22, 1798. 

91 VIII. Rebecca,-^ b. Oct. 1, 1796, m. Chester Foot. 

92 IX. Amy,*b. Oct. 29, 1798; d. Jan. 13, 1813. 

93 X. Sally,'* b. March 27,- 1801, m. Daniel Abbot. 

94 XL Rev. Charles,^ b. Oct. 22, 1803, m. Jerusha Rogers, Nov. 
19, 1828, d. at Troy, N. Y., March 10, 1844. He had one ch., Hen- 
rietta J. 

Jotham,* (58) ch., 

95 I. Beers,® settled in Newtown, Conn. 

96 II. Rufus,'' settled in Brookfield, Conn. 

97 III. Samuel,® settled in Brookfield, Conn. 
1^,3 IV. Lewis,® settled in Newtown, Conn. 

Matthew' (64) d. March 25, 1813. His wife Elizabeth d. 
the day previous. Children, 
99 I. Judson,® had Hiram,'^ Albert'' and Edward.' 

100 II. Leman, Esq.,® b. Dec. 17, 1786, m. Nancy, dau. of Jesse 
Minor, Esq. He d. Oct 21, 1831, leaving his wife and 2 ch., Sarah 
and Fanny ; Sarah m. Meloy, and resides in Waterbury. 

101 IIL Susanna,® bap. March 30, 1789 ; d. young. 

102 IV. Lucy,® bap. March 30, 1789; d. young. 

103 V. Harvey,® bap. Aug. 29, 1790 ; d. March 30, 1813, unm. 

104 VI. Diodema,® bap. Nov. 14, 1792, m. Nathan Bowers. 
Solomon' (69) m. 1. Cressey, wlio d. in 1802 ; m. 2. 

• Ford. Children, 

105 I. Eunice,® b. May 19, 1789, m. Samuel Bristol, resides in 
Wakeman, Ohio. 

106 IL Cyrus,® b. Jan. 9, 1792, m. Mercy Peck. Ch., 1. Jennette, 

d. unm ; 2. Ruth Ann, m. • Porter of Waterbury ; 3. Julia, m. 

in 1853, Nelson Bristol of Wakeman, Ohio. 

107 IIL Hannah,® b. March 10, 1793 ; d. July 3, 1819. 

108 IV. Sarah,® b. March 26, 1795, m. Whittlesey of Ohio. 

109 V. David,® b. March 8, 1796, m. Juha Johnson of Plymouth, 
resides in Penn. 

110 VI. Ruth,® b. Jan. 19, 1798, m. N. Hine of Bethlem, resides 
in Ohio. 

111 VII. Reuben,® b. March 5, 1799, d. in Virginia, unm. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 687 

112 VIII. Polly ,« b. April 16, 1804, m. Gleason, Avent west. 

113 IX. Eliza," b. Feb. 25, 1806. 

114 X. ■William," b. July 31, 1807. Resides in Bedford, Pa., has 
children. 

Aaron^ (70) m. Anna Curtiss, Feb. 19, 1795. He d. Oct. 16, 
1822, and his wid. d. Feb. 18, 1847. Children, 

115 I. Betsey," b. March 28, 1796, m. Marshfield P. Marther, 
Nov. 6, 1821. 

116 II. Susan," b. May 15, 1798, m. Thomas Bull, Esq., Feb. 19, 
1824. 

117 ni. Ann," b. Sept. 20, 1800; d. Oct. 16, 1822. 

118 IV. Fanny," b. Jan. 3, 1803, m. John Summers, Feb. 23 
1829 ; d. Aug. 8, 1851, leaving ch., Cornelia and Elvira. 

119 V. Augusta," b. Sept. 11, 1805, m. Nathan B. Fairchild, 
May 6, 1832. 

120 VI. Julia," b. July 28, 1807; d. Oct. 29, 182G. 

121 VII. Monroe Curtiss, b. April 28, 1810, m. 1. CorneHa Hurd 
of Indiana ; m. 2. Euth E., dau. of Dea. Reuben II. Hotchkiss ; has 
children. 

122 VIII. Caroline," b. Feb. 3, 1813, m. Shelton Smith. 

123 IX. Bennet Aaron," b. Sept. 8, 1817, m. Emily M., dau. of 
the late John Strong, Esq., June 7, 1852. 

Capt. John N.,* (85) m. Mary, sister of Hon. Seth P. Beers. 
He d. Aug. 1, 1815 ; his wid. d. Oct. 1, 1839. Ch., 

124 I. George P.," b. Nov. 11, 1811, m. Harriet A. Bfown of 
Bethlem. Shed. Aug. 13, 1850, aged 39. He has 2 ch. living, 
Harriet and Henry. 

125 II. John N.," m. Margaret L., dau. of Josiali Hotchkiss, July 
11, 1838 ; had one ch. who is deceased. He d. June 1, 1840. 

126 III. Rev. Henry Beers," is an Episcopal clergyman, and re- 
sides at Bellville, N. J. 

Elijah^ (86) m. 1. Oct. 14, 1805, Fanny, dau. of Lieut. John 
Strong. She d. Aug. 19, 1848 ; he m. 2. Polly Beard Camp, 
Jan. 1, 1850. His ch. are, 

127 I. Catherine A.," b. May 24, 1807, m. William C. Cogswell, 
Sept. 5, 1838, and has 2 ch., Mary A. and F. Isabella. 

128 II. Margaret S.," b. April 28, 1816, m. John McKenney, May 
24, 1837. He was b. in Manchester, Conn., Sept. 8, 1812, and d. 
in Woodbury, Feb. 5, 1845. Ch., Amelia W. and Henry S. 

Isaac^ (87) m. Rosetta Root, Oct. 28, 1807. She d. May 29, 
1850. Children, 



688 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

129 I. Betsey M./ b. June 2, 1810, m. Ira Thomas, and has, Hor- 
tensia M.," Horatio S.,'^ Serina lU and Clementine S.' 

130 11. Joseph R.," b. June 5, 1812, ra. Lucretia Tolles, April 
14, 1839, resides in New York. 

131 III. Julia,"^ b. April 30, 1814, m. George E. Hall of Beth- 
lem, now resides west ; has ch., J. Sherman, Charles Henry and 
Mary Jane. 

132 IV. Anna C.,'' b. Nov. 8, 1816, m. William Abernethy, and 
had one ch., Henry W. She d. Jan. 7, 1840, 

133 V. Rebecca," b. Sept. 22, 1819, m. Thomas W. Gillette, Sept. 
2, 1840, resides in New Haven. 

Lewis,^ (98) of Newtown, had, 

134 I. Justin.'' removed to Wakeman, Ohio ; was among the first 
settlers of that town. 

135 II. Philo,'' removed early to Wakeman. 

136 III. Sylvester,'^ b. April, 1790. Settled in Bridgewater soc. 
New Milfoi'd ; m. Mercy, dau. of Andrew Peck, and had, I. Lewis 
G., b. April 14, 1813, removed to Woodbury, m. Jennet, dau. of 
Lauren Judson. Ch., Margaret A., b. April 4, 1837 ; Sylvester, b. 
Oct. 30, 1839; Emily, d. young; George, d. young; Julia, b. Jan. 
18, 1853. IL Flora, b. April 5, 1813, m. Dayton Trowbridge, re- 
sides in Bridgewater. III. George M., b. April, 1822, m. Julia 
Glover, of Bridgewater, resides in N. Y. IV. Emily, m. David 
Wooster, of Bridgewater. 

137 IV. Anna," m. Isaac Brisco. 

138 V. Sabra,'' m. Daniel Booth. 

139 VI. Esther," m. Ebenezer Terrill. 

140 VII. Marcia,'' m. Sherman Beers. 

Daniel Sherman, of Roxbury society, m. Mary . He was 

brother of Ebenezer Sherman of Stratford, who d. in 1763. They 
were probably descendants of Hon. Samuel, but the connection is not 
found. Ch. of Daniel, were, Abigail, b. March, 1747 ; Ann, b. Nov., 
1749; Ebenezer, b. Nov. 5, 1752; Philo,b. July 29, 1760; Mary, 
b. April 27, 1763. 



STEELE FAMILY 



John Steel or Steele,' emigrated to this country from Essex, Eng. 
He removed from Cambridge, Mass., to Hartford, among the early 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT -WOODBURT. 689 

settlers. His house was in Main Street, a few feet north of the 
Atheneum. He was one of the eight persons appointed by the Gen. 
Court of Massachusetts, " to govern the people at Connecticutt, for 
the space of a year next coming," March 3, 1635-6. This govern- 
ment was by sufferance continued for about three years. He was 
also " Secretary" of the colony during these three years. He was a 
member of the upper house of the Gen. Court, in Feb., April, June, 
July, 1636, and in May and Nov., 1637 ; deputy in March and Dec, 
1637 ; Jan., April and Sept., 1639 ; Feb., April and June, 1640 ; 
Jan., Sept. and Nov., 1641 ; April and Aug., 1642 ; March, April, 
Sept. and Feb., 1643; April, Sept., Nov., Dec. and Feb., 1644; 
April, July, Sept. and Oct., 1645; April, 1646; May and March, 
1647 ; Sept. and Oct., 1648, and many sessions afterward. He was 
a member of the Court that declared war against the Pequots, and 
was the town register of Hartford, in 1639, which office he held till 
his removal to Farmington. He was a prominent and useful man in 
the colony for many years, till his death in 1665. He m. 1. Rachel 
, who d. 1653, and 2. Mercy Seymour, Nov. 25, 1655. Ch., 

I I. John.2 

3 II. Samuel,^ m. Mary Boosy of Wethersfield. 
John2 (2) m. 1645, d. 1658. Ch., 

t I. John,=' b. Nov. 5, 1647; d. Aug. 26, 1738. 

5 II. Benoni,3 d. childless. 

I in. Samuel,=' b. March 15, 1652. 

John^ (4) m. Euth, dau. of Dea. Thomas Judd. Ch,, 

7o I. John,^ bap. March 7, 1687. 

8 II. Rachel,'* d. June, 1773, at a great age. She resided on the 
family estate at the north end of the street in Farmington, Conn. 

9 ni. Sarah,* lived with her sister, and d. at an advanced age. 

SamueP (6) lived in Hartford, m. Mercy Bradford, Sept. 16, 
1680, who d. in 1720. He d. 1710, leaving 5 sons, among 
whom was, 
^ I. Thomas,* b. 1681, and d. about 1757, in West Hartford. 
Lieut. John* (7) m. Mary, dau. of Samuel Newel, Dec. 17, 1716, 
who d. March, 1779. Lived in Farmington till all his children but 
Luke were born, then moved to Bethlehem society, "Woodbury, and be- 
came grantee of one right in the second lot, fifth tier in the north 
purchase of Woodbury, Aug. 5, 1736. He d. April 2, 1751. Ch., 
\\ L SamueV b. Nov. 4, 1717. 

12 n. Elizabeth,^ b. Oct. 23, 1719, m. Daniel Averit, March 25, 
1747, who d. Dec, 1793. 
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690 HISTOET OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

13 III. Mary ,5 b. Sept. 20, 1722, m. Samuel Slater, Sept. 24, 
1747. Ch., John and Mary. 

^ IV. Jobn,^ b. Nov. 15, 1724. 
It V. Elisha,^ b. Nov. 23, 1726. 
{1 VI. Solomon,^ b. Nov. 18, 1728. 
1^ VII. Daniel,^ b. March 8, 1730-1. 
^ VIII. Ezekiel,5 b. Dec. 15, 1732. 
19 IX. Eldad,^ b. Oct. 1, 1736; d.'Nov. 22, 1760, without issue. 
i? X. Luke,^ b. June, 1739. 

Thomas* (10) m. Susanna Webster, May 10, 1709. He d. 
about 1757. He had 6 sons, among whom was, 
U Samuel,^ b. 1712, and d. 1776. 

SamueP (11) m. 1. Mary ; m. 2. Honour . He d. 

June 16, 1801. His first 3 ch. were born at Southington, 
the others at Bethlem. Ch., 

22 I. John,« b. May 19, 1753 ; d. same day. 

23 II. John,« b. June 24, 1757. 

24 III. Honor," (said to be a son,) b. July 14, 1759. 

25 IV. Honour," b. Oct. 24, 1763 ; m. Adam Kasson, and went 
to Vermont. 

% V. John, 2d.« 

27 VI. Sarah," m. Capt. Jonathan Smith, Jan. 5, 1794. 

28 VII. Mary,« m. Clark. 

John^ (14) m. Agnes , who d. July 3, 1798. He d. March 

11, 1811, aged 85. Ch. 

29 I. Abigail,6 b. 1756. 

30 II. John, 3d," b. Nov. 3, 1761 ; d. Oct. 2, 1795, aged 34 ; m. 

Ruth , and had ch., Nancy, who m. Uriah Brown ; Althea, m. 

Curtiss, and Charles, d. aged 17. 

31 HI. David," b. March 27, 1766. 
^l IV. Jonathan," b. Sept. 13, 1769. 

Elisha^ (15) m. Susanna Strong, March 10, 1763, who d. Jan. 
1, 1813, aged 71. He d. Oct. 16, 1811, aged 85 years. 
Children, 

33 I. Samuel," b. Jan. 23, 1764. 

34 II. WiUiam." 

35 III. Joseph," m. Polly . 

36 IV. EUsha, m. Anna Brown, Feb. 18, 1792. 

37 V. Olive," m Hawley. 

38 VI. Polly," m. McKean. 

39 VII. Anna," m Sprague. 



HISTOKT OP ANCIENT "WOODBUKT. 691 

40 Vin. Betsey/ m. Asahel Humphreys, May 4, 1810. 

41 IX. Lucy/ m. George D. Kasson, May 18, 1796, and had a 
ch., Susan Margaret. 

Solomon^ (16) m. Mary Guernsey. He d. at Pawlet, Vt., in 
1786, and shed. 1816. Ch., 

42 I. Eldad," b. Feb. 22, 1763 ; d. in Ohio, 1839. Ch., Daniel, 
David, and two daughters. 

Z n. Solomon Gold,« b. March 6, 1768. 

44 in, Bethel,° d. in Steuben co., N. Y., 1836 ; left four sons 
and two daughters. 

45 IV. IMinerva," m. Daniel Riggs ; hve in Ohio. 

46 V. Job® m. and had ch., Elisha, Solomon, and one dau. 

DanieP (17) m. Anna Guernsey, who d. Sept. 23, 1831, aged 
93. He d. Nov. 22, 1791, aged 61. Ch., 

47 I. Anna,® m. Samuel Bellamy, d. Nov. 16, 1799, aged 38. 

48 11. Olive,® d. July 26, 1774. 

49 in. Charlotte,® d. July 24, 1774. 

50 IV. Olive,® m. Leverett Judd, and has ch., Anna and 

Daniel Steele. 

EzekieP (18) m. Rosamond Dudley, 1755, and d. Nov. 9, 

1760. She m. 2. Farnum, Dec, 1762. Child of 

Ezekiel, 

51 I. Ezekiel,® d. without issue. 

Luke* (20) m. Esther and d. about 1789. Ch., 

62 I. Henry,® m. Phebe Camp, Jan., 1797. 

53 n. Daniel.® 

54 in. Lorane.® 

SamueP (21) m. Elizabeth Merry, 1739 ; had a large family, 
and d. Dec. 27, 1776. Their tenth ch. was 
H X. Allyn,® b. July 21, 1757. 

John, 2d,® (26) m. Rebecca Stoddard, Oct. 27, 1779, and d. 
April 2, 1804. She was b. Aug. 14, 1748. Ch., 

56 L' Shelden,' d. March 5, 1793. 

57 n. Rene,^ m. William Kasson, Nov. 22, 1801. Lives, a wid., 

in Gettysburg, N. Y. 

58 ni. Wealthy,'' m. Nathan Jackson. 

59 IV. Altha.^ 

Jonathan® (32) m. Fanny Warner, Nov. 14, 1792. Ch., 

60 I. Harriet,' b. June 17, 1795. 

61 IL David,' b. Feb. 27, 1798. 

62 ni. Sarah,' b. Nov. 1, 1803. 



692 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

63 IV. John H./ b. July 3, 1805. 

64 V. Ebenezer Warner,'' b. May 24, 1807 ; m. Laura Carpen- 
ter. 

65 VI. Lucius," b. April 12, 1811. 

6Q VIL Nancy E.,'' b. April 19, 1817 ; m. Ransom Ferguson, Oct., 
1839. 

Solomon GokP (43) m. Fanny Guernsey, March 10, 1799, 
who was b. March 25, 1778, and d. April 25, 1802. He d. 
in 1844. Ch., 

67 I. Lucy,'' b. Jan. 11, 1800; m. James Donney. 

Allen" (55) m. Joanna Cadwell, Jan. 12, 1778, who was b. 
Jan. 20, 1757, and d. May 3, 1835. He d. June 17, 1802. 
Children, 

68 L Allen,' b. Sept. 11, 1779 ; d. Oct. 9, 1789. 

69 II. Joanna,' b. March 26, 1781 ; m. Ozias Griswold, March 
12, 1801, who d. Oct. 12, 1815. She d. Feb. 17, 1844. Ch., 1. Sally, 
b. April 9, 1802, m. Solomon Dunham, May 10, 1827 ; 2. Chester, b. 
Jan. 5, 1805, m. Ermina Palmer, May 10, 1827 ; 3. Allen Steele, b. 
Oct. 13, 1808, m. Mary Jane Steele, Nov. 18, 1830; 4. Thomas 
Frankhn, b. March 6, 1813 ; 5. Lucy Joanna, b. March 18, 1815, d. 
March 10, 1816. 

]i in. SamueV b. Nov. 11, 1782. 

71 IV. Lucy,' b. Dec. 13, 1785 ; d. Jan. 23, 1790. 

i;^ V. Timothy C.,' b. Decf. 20, 1787. 

73 VL Lucy,' b. Dec. 8, 1793 ; m. James Mix, Dec. 8, 1814. He 
was b. July 10, 1793. Ch., 1. Lucy Joanna, b. Feb. 22, 1816, m. Or- 
rin D. Andrew, Sept. 8, 1835. She d. July 24, 1839 ; 2. Mariette, 
b. Sept. 9, 1817, m. Aaron C. Andrew, Sept. 6, 1836, and d. Feb. 9, 
1843 ; 3. Elisha, b. Nov. 17, 1818, m. Amelia Edmonds, July 10, 
1843 ; 4. Fanny, b. Dec. 13, 1821, and d. Aug. 31, 1826 ; 5. James 
Cadwell, b. Dec. 19, 1826, m. Miranda Johnson, Nov. 21, 1847 ; 6. 
William Butler, b. Jan. 21, 1829, d. Oct. 3, 1830 ; 7. WiUiam, b. Jan. 
11, 1831, d. March 4, 1834 ; 8. Francis William, b. Feb. 17, 1834; 
9. Corneha Elizabeth, b. Feb. 25, 1836 ; 10. Edward Henry, b. Dec 
11, 1838. 

Doct. Samuel' (70) moved to Woodbury; m. 1. Sophia Cad- 
well, May 10, 1804, who was b. Dec. 7, 1785, and d. Feb. 
7, 1811 ; 2. Laura Colton, Nov. 6, 1811, who was b. Dec. 
22, 1786. He d. Dec. 10, 1835. Ch., 

l\ I. Roderick CadweU,^ b. Feb. 14, 1805. 

75 n. Laura Sophia," b. March 4, 1813 ; m. April 22, 1841, 



niSTORT OF ANCIENT 'WOODBURT. 



693 



William E. "Woodruff, who was b. April 30, 1815, and has ch., Roder- 
ick Samuel, b. Sept. 11, 1843, and Catherine Maria, b. Jan. 17, 
1848. 

76 in. Esther Maria,« b. Oct. 9, 1815 ; d. June 5, 1824. 

77 IV. Mary Joanna,'' b. Nov. 7, 1820 ; m. William Cothren, 
attorney at law, Sept. 3, 1849. He wasb. Nov. 28, 1819, at Farm- 
ington. Me. 

Timothy CadweU^ (72) m. Hannah Sedgwick, Jan. 1, 1809. 
He d. Dec. 28, 1844. Ch., 

80 I. Henry,^ b. Oct. 26, 1809 ; m. Harriet Sweet, Dec, 1832. 
Ch., Mary Elizabeth. 

81 II. Dea. Thomas,^ b. Sept. 18, 1812 ; m. Mary Ritter, Aug. 29, 
1837. Ch., Mary Louesa, b. Oct. 24, 1840; Thomas Sedgwick, b. 
June 11, 1845. 

82 IH. Charles Andrew,^ b. Oct. 19, 1814 ; m. Jane Parmely, 
Sept. 19, 1840. Ch., Lucy Joanna, and Frances Louesa. 

83 IV. George Timothy,^ b.Nov. 30, 1822; m. Mary Jane Clark, 
Nov. 25, 1845. Ch., Juha. 

Roderick Cadwell^ m. 1. Julia Sophia Perry, Sept. 21, 1829, 
who d. Feb. 15, 1832 ; m. 2. Delia Augusta Perry, June 
10, 1888. He d. Jan. 1, 1846, at Auburn, N. Y. Ch., 

84 L Frances Perry,^ b. May 24, 1831; d. Aug. 30,1831. 

85 n. Emma Sophia,^ b. Oct. 3, 1836. 



STILES FAMILY 




Sa. a fesse or, fretty of the field, betw. three lleurs-de-hs of the sec- 
ond. Crest — A wolf's head erased sa. collared or, the neck below 
the collar, fretty of the last. 

From a collection of facts in relation to the subject, to be found in 
the " Itinerary" of the late President Stiles, of Yale College, it ap- 



694 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURT. 

pears that four persons, brothers, of the name of Stiles, came to this 
country at the same time, from Milbroke, Bedfordshire, England, 
about the year 1634, and settled at "Windsor, Conn., in 1635- John 
remained at Windsor, and Francis removed to Stratford with the first 
settlers, about 1639. The latter was a carpenter by trade, and had 
engaged to build a park at the upper end of Windsor, for a gentleman 
in England, and employed some thirty men to complete the under- 
taking ; but from some misfortune, failed, was unable to accomplish 
it, and removed to Stratford. Gov. Wolcott informed President 
Stiles, that this Francis was the steward of Sir Richard Saltonstall, 
and President Stiles remarks, that he supposes Francis had charge 
of Sir Richard's thirty servants in building the park, before men- 
tioned. 

Henry, brother of the two preceding, according to the " Itinerary," 
was " accidentally killed by the discharge of a gun in a military train- 
ing, waiting upon Gov. Winthrop, when he was embarking for En- 
gland, to get the charter. Died unmarried, Oct. 3, 1651." 

Many years ago, there were in the hands of Jonathan Stiles, of 
Windsor, two indentures of apprenticeship on parchment, both dated 
March 6, 1634, in the tenth year of Charles I., in one of which, 
" Samuel Inkley, of Carlbec, in the county Lincoln, husbandman, 
doth put himself apprentice to Henry Stiles, citizen dnd carpenter, 
of London, and now (by the prov^ of God) outward bound in the 
good ship called the Christian, of London, for the plantations in New 
England, to learn the s'^ art of carpenter," &c. Term of apprentice- 
ship, six years from the 20th of March next. In the other indenture, 
Thomas Stiles, of Milbroke, in the county of Bedford, in like manner 
apprentices himself to said Henry Stiles. 

There was also in the hands of Jonathan Stiles, at Windsor, above- 
mentioned, a letter containing the baptisms of the family, as follows : 

Marie, bap. March 12, 1591. 

Henry Stiles, bap. Nov. 27, 1593. 

John Stiles, bap. Dec. 25, 1595. 

Christopher Stiles, bap. March 28, 1600. 

Francis Stiles, bap. Aug. 1, 1 602. 

Jane Stiles, bap. Jan. 13, 1604. 

Elizabeth Stiles, bap. Dec. 28, 1607. 

Thomas Stiles, bap. Feb. 7, 1600, and xii. 

This letter was sent from " Old England to New England," and is 
signed by " Your loving brother, Thomas Stiles," and is dated " xv 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT -WOODBUKT. 695 

Ffeb. 1634." The Henry Stiles, in this list, was admitted a citizen 
of London before he came to this country. 

President Stiles, in a letter to Sir Francis H. E. Stiles, Baronet, 
of London, written in 176-i, observes, "that his great-grandfather, 
John Stiles, was married about 1660," and adds, " in the first century 
from his marriage, there have been among his offspring, 397 births, 
107 deaths, 88 marriages, and 209 living at the end of the century. 
The offspring occiirred one-third in the first seventy-five years, and 
two-thirds in the last twenty-five years. Of thirty-two births, twenty 
live to marry — not above one-quarter die in infancy. I judge there 
have spi'ung from the four brothers, (meaning Henry, John, Francis 
and Thomas, who came from England in 1 634,) nearly 4,000 souls 
in 130 years since their accession to America." 

1 L Henry,! d. Oct. 3, 1651. 

? IL John,^ d. at Windsor, June 4, 1662. 

I in. Francis.^ 

4 IV. Thomas.* 

John^ (2) and Francis' (3) brought wives with them from 
England. All the "Windsor Stiles's are descended from this John, as 
Henry d. a bachelor, and his other two brothers moved away. His 
will is dated May 30, 1662. His childi'en were, 

13 I. John.- 

fs n. Henry,^ b. 1629. 

^ m. Isaac.^ 

8 rV. Sarah, m. 1. Stewart ; 2. John Sacket ; no issue. 

Francis' (3) settled in Stratford. Children, 

Is I. Ephraim.^ 

10 n. Samuel," m. Elizabeth Sherwood, and d. childless. 

3; III. Benjamin.- 

12 IV. Thomas,^ m. Elizabeth Clark, no issue ; gave his estate to 
Francis, No. 40, son of Benjamin'^ (11-) 

13 V. Hannah,^ m. Edward Hinman. 

13| VI. A daughter, who m. Washburn," of Derby.^ 

John- (5) m. Dorcas Burt, of Springfield. Her mother be- 
fore coming over was sick, died as was supposed, and was laid in her 
coffin for burial. She, however, soon after revived, recovered her 
health, came to New England, and became mother of nineteen chil- 
dren. Their children were, 

\t, 1. John,^ b. Dec. 10, 1665, grandfather of Dr. Ezra StUes, died 
about 1753, aged 88. 

y H. Ephraim.^ 



696 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURT. 

16 III. Thomas,^ m. Bethiah Hanmer, d. without issue, about 
1740, aged 67. 

17 IV. Sarah,^ m. Ephraim Bancroft, and had eight children. He 
d. 1727, aged 66. She m. 2. Thomas Phillips. 

18 V. Hannah,' b. May 23, 1664-5, but 8| months before her 
brother John. She m. Samuel BHss, of Springfield, and had four 
children ; d. about 1705, aged 35. 

Henry^^ (6) d. Aug. 22, 1724, aged 95. * 
59 I. Henry,^ d. about 1735, aged, about 70. 
ft II. Samuel,' m. Martha Elsworth; .. , 

21 III. Joseph,' d. unm. Aug. 28, 1756, aged circa 80. 

22 IV. Benjamin,' d. unm. May, 1757, aged circa 72. 

23 V. John,' m. Elizabeth Taylor, had one son, who died in 1756, 
aged 25. He died about 1735, aged 46. 

24 VI. EUzabeth,' m. Densly, d. Sept. 13, 1750, aged 90. 

25 VII. Mindwell,' d. aged about 12. 

26 VIII. Margaret,' d. about 1690. 

27 IX. Mary,' m. Isaac Eggleston, d. very aged. 

28 X. Jonathan,' lived to be aged. 

Isaac" (7) lived at Stratford. The family given at the close 
of the regular series are probably his descendants. His 
children were, 

29 I. Isaac' 

30 II. John.' 

31 III. Joseph.' 

32 IV. Jonathan,' called great Jonathan, went to New Jersey. 

33 V. Hannah,' m. Tibbals, of Derby. 

34 VI. Sarah,' m. Perry, of Derby. 

35 VII. Debox-ah,' m. and lived at Guilford. 

Ephraim- (9) m. Bathsheba Tomlinson, of Derby, and left 
three daughters, Elizabeth, Sarah and Phebe. Elizabeth m. Ephraim 
Curtiss, of Stratford, had issue. Sarah m. Thomas Wells, of Strat- 
ford ; issue, Ephraim, Bathsheba, Comfort, Sarah, Thomas, Gideon, 
Daniel, Gurdon and Hezekiah. Phebe m. David Judson, of Strat- 
ford. 

Benjamin" (11) m. Elizabeth Rogers, of Milford, who died 
June 3, 1719. He lived in Woodbury. Children, 

36 I. Sarah,' bap. May, 1683, m. Thomas Wheeler, of Woodbury, 
Aug. 20, 1701. 

37 II. Thomas,' bap. Nov., 1685. 

38 ni. Ruth,' m. John Wheeler, of Woodbury, Nov. 14, 1704. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT -WOODBURY. 697 

39 IV. Abigail,^ bap. April, 1689, m. Samuel Munn. 

tl V. Lt. Francis.^ 

John' (14) m. Ruth Bancroft. This John was an infant 
when his father came to this country. He m. 2. Widow 
Sarah Rumrill. The latter d. about 1742, without issue. 
Children, 

41 I. Ruth,^ m. Nathaniel Taylor, and had ten children, died Dec. 

II, 1760, aged 70 or 77. 

^] 11. John," b. Dec. 17, 1692, m. Mary Osborn. 

tl III. Isaac,* b. July 30, 1697, m. 1. Kezia Taylor; 2. Esther 
Hooker. 

44 IV. Margaret,' b. Feb. 23, 1694-5, m. Joseph Peck, d. 1726 
or 1727. 

U V. Ebenezer,'* m. 1. Ann Drake ; m. 2. Sarah Pinney. 

46 VI. Noah," b. Jan. 31, 1703, m. Abigail Gaines, of Enfield, 
Jan., 1735, and had Noah, b. March 8, 1736, whom. Martha Osborn, 
Nov. 1, 1761. 

47 VII. Abel," m. Alathea Robinson. 

48 VIII. Hannah," m. Isaac Hayden, Aug., 1751. 

49 IX. Ruth," b. 1691, m. Stephen Smith, of Goshen. 

50 X. Benjamin," b. 1641. 

51 XL Ezra," b. 1644. 

52 XII. Moses," b. 1646. 

53 XIII. Jerusha." 

54 XIV. David." 

Ephraim^ (15) settled in Springfield, Mass., m. Abigail Neal, 
of that place, d. about 1755, aged 75. Children, 

55 I. Isaac," lived at Westfield, m. Mary Brooks. 

56 II. Ephraim," lived at Westfield, m. 1. Fowler; m. 2. 

Jemima Meacham. 

57 III. Rachel." 

58 IV. Hannah,^ m. Phillip Jones. 

59 V. Abigail." 

Henry" (19) had children, 

60 I. Thomas," d. unm. aged 70. 

61 II. Henry," d. unm. 

62 III. Jonah," m. Widow Rachel Scott, of Windsor; children, I. 
Lucy,* m. Gurdon Manvel, in 1752. II. Gideon,* m. Taylor. 

III. Eliakim.' IV. Jonah.* V. Shubael.* VI. Alice.* The four 
last named were killed by the Indians, in 1756. VII. Rachel,* m. 
Owen, about 1759. 

52 



698 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURy. 

63 IV. Amos," m. Lydia Cooley, of Springfield, about 1725 ; 
children, I. Henry,^ ra. Wells. 11. Lydia.^ III. Margaret.^ 

IV. Zuba.'' V, Rachel,^ m. and had three children. 

64 V. Rachel/ m. 1. John Bancroft ; m. 2. Thomas Parsons. 

65 VI. Sarah,* m. John Osborn, of Windsor, in 1730. 

SamueP (20) m. Martha Elsworth, d. Dec. 18, 1712, aged 
30. Children, 

66 I. Martha," d. unm. 

67 II. Samuel," m. Mary Phelps ; children, I. Matha,^ b. 1732, 
ra. Elijah Parker, of Bolton, had five children. II. Mary ,8 b. 1734. 
III. Hannah,^ b. 1735, m. Ashbel Stiles, of North Haven, Feb., 
1759. IV. Samuel,^ b. 1737, d. Dec, 1757, aged 20. V. Elizabeth,'^ 
b. 1741. VI. Mary,5 b. 1743, d. young. VII. Margaret,^ b. 1744. 
VIII. Benjamin,^ b. April 26, 1745. IX. Abigail,^ b. Oct. 15, 1749. 

68 III. Elizabeth,^ ra. Daniel Spencer, of Suffield. 

Lieut. Francis"* (40) m. Mary Johnson, of Stratford, Sept. 
21, 1709, settled in Southbury society. A portion of his 
house is still standing, and is used as a barn, by one of his 
descendants, David J. Stiles. When it was occupied by 
Lt. Francis, it stood just in the rear of the present dwelling 
of the above David J. He died in 1748. Children, 
68| I. Francis," b. July 23, 1710. 

69 II. Sarah," b. Oct. 21, 1711, ra. Dea. Benjamin Hicock, Feb. 
28, 1734. 

70 III. Mabel," b. May 9, 1714, m. Andrew Hinman, Feb. 28, 
1734. 

71 IV. Eunice," b. Aug. 18, 1717, m. David Curtiss, Sen. 
II V. Benjamin," b. Feb. 11, 1720. 

73 VI. David,^ b. April 8, 1725, d. March 31, 1727. 

74 VII. Mary,* b. Jan. 7, 1728, m. Col. Benjamin Hinman. 

John* (42) m. Mary Osborn. Children, 

75 I. John,^ b. 1715. 

76 II. Israel,'^ b. 1718, m. Martha Rockwell, in 1748 ; children, 
I. Ann,« d. young. II. Israel," b. 1752.. III.' Azel.« IV. John.« 

V. Samuel." VI. Martha." 

77 III. Martha,^ b. 1717, m. Joseph Osborn. 

78 IV. Benoni,* d. 1760, no issue. 

79 V. Anna,'^ m. Moses Bissell, had six children. 

80 VI. Elizabeth, unm. 

Rev. Isaac" (43) m. 1. Kezia Taylor ; m. 2. Esther Hooker. 
Children, 

81 I. Ezra,= D. D.,LL. D., President of Yale College. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBUKY. 699 

82 II. Isaac." 

83 in. Ashbel." 

84 IV. Kezia.5 

85 V. Esther.^ 

Ebenezer* (45) had 

86 I. Sarah,' m. Davis. 

87 II. Ann/ m. 1. Hezekiah Herrick ; m. 2. Phillip Smith. 

88 m. Ruth,^ m. Amos Richardson. 

89 IV. Hannah,^ m. House. 

90 V. Stephen/ d. unm. ? 

Benjamin, Esq.,* (72) m. Ruth Judson, of Stratford, his cous- 
in ; was the first lawyer that settled in "Woodbury. Ch., 

911. Francis,^ b. 1748, settled in Salisbury, had sons, Benjamin,^ 
Thomas,^ and Ransom." The last named resides in Ai-gyle, N. Y. 
He also had a daughter, Sally, who m. Newman Holley, Esq., of 
Salisbury, where she now resides. Thomas, also, resides in Salis- 
bury, has children. 

92 n. Phebe,^ b. Jan. 18, 1749, d. young. 

II ni. David,= b. Sept. 10, 1751. 

fi IV. Ephraim," b. Jan. 15, 1753. 

^ V. Benjamm, Esq.,^ b. Aug. 25, 1756. 

ff, VI. Abel,^ b. March 26, 1758. 

97 VII. Judson,^ went to Salisbury, d. uum. 

98 Vni. Phebe,5 b. July 22, 1764, d. unm. 

99 IX. Nathan,^ b. March 12, 1767, lived in Derby, that part now 
the town of Seymour. He m. Phebe Dayton, and d. in Schenectady, 
about 1806, on his return from the western states ; children, I. Na- 
than Judson, m. Ann Maria Birch, of Salisbury. II. Phebe. III. 
Minerva, m. James Roath, of Norwich. IV. Hannah Narrissa, is 
deceased. 

David" (93) m. OUve Pierce, Dec. 12, 1784. Childi-en, 
.100 I. David J.,*' m. Ann French ; children, I. Mary A.,'' d. aged 
22. II. Bennet F.' III. Ann F.^ IV. Augusta M.'' V. Adelaide,'^ 
d. 1853. 

102 III. Patty,'' d. young. 

103 IV. Anna,*' m. Smith Downs. 

104 V. Benjamin," resided in 1851, at Yorkville, S. C, unm. 
Ephraun" (94) m. May 7, 1780, Sarah, dau. of Joseph Trow- 
bridge, of Southbury. She d. Aug. 3, 1816 ; he d. Feb. 7, 
1821. Children, 

105 I. Phebe,®b. Nov. 9, 1782, m. Mr. Bellamy, of Vermont, who 
afterward resided in the state of New York. 



700 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURT. 

104 11. Ruth,^ b. Feb. 18, 1786, m. Benjamin B. Osborn. 

105 III. Sally ,^ b. July 29, 1789, m, Benjamin B. Osborn, is 
deceased. 

106 IV. Er^stus,'' b. Oct. 24, 1791, m. Sally Osborn, lives in 
Clyde, N. Y., had children, Nathan, Augusta, and a daughter, who is 
deceased. 

Benjamin,* Esq., (95) m. Esther, daughter of Jehiel Preston. 
Children, 

106 I. Harriet,^ m. Harry Brown, of Southbury. 

107 II. Jennet," m. Charles Ransom Curtiss, and had I. Harriet, 
m. Jasper Osborn. II. Mary. III. Benjamin S., m. Martha J. 
Strong. ■ IV. Charles. V. Walter, m. Mary Hinman. VI. Hor- 
ace. VII. Theron. 

107| III. Benjamin, d. young. 

108 IV. Francis B.,« d. Feb. 12, 1804. 

109 V. Benjamin P.," d. 1838, aged 41, unm. 

110 VI. Henry B.,** m. Patty Seeley; children, Jeunette M., 
Ellen E. and Alice. 

111 VII. Marietta,® m. George Smith. 

AbeP (96) m. Lucinda Mitchell, Jan. 6, 1790, d. Sept. 2, 
1839. Children, 

112 I. Roderick,® b. Dec. 4, 1700, d. young. 

113 II. Roderick,® b. April 5, 1794, m. Cleora S. Curtiss, who d. 
Nov. 27, 1852. They had one child, Elizabeth A.'^ 

114 III. Rufus,® b. Jan. 14, 1796, m. Sarah Curtiss, 1822. 

115 IV. Eliza M.,® b. May 27, 1798, m. Charles Hinman. 

116 V. Jonathan,® b. Oct. 10, 1800, m. Nancy Baldwin. Ch., 
Ransom'^ and Frank "Walter.'^ 

117 VI. Nathan,® b. Oct. 15, 1807; d. 1812. 

118 VII. Francis A.,® b. Nov. 4, 1809, m. 1. Elvira H. Gidney, 
Feb. 10, 1840. She d. Feb. 11, 1845 ; m. 2. Frances M. Shelton, 
March, 1846. Ch., Gidney A.,'^ b. Aug. 28, 18'42 ; Eliza Maria, b. 
Aug. 13, 1851. 

Isaac Stiles, perhaps son of Isaac'^ (7,) lived in Southbury socie- 
ty, m. Sarah . Ch., I. "William. II. Isaac. III. John. IV. David, 

bap. July 12, 1741. V. Sarah, m. Lt. Silas Hicock, April 9, 1741. 
VI. Abigail, m. David Munn, Aug. 1, 1751. VII. Mabel, ra. Gid- 
eon Hotchkiss, Feb. 22, 1763. VIII. Samuel, removed to " Whites- 
town country." 

Isaac, Jr., had ch. by his w. Elizabeth, as follows, I. Eunice, bap 
July 14, 1751, d. without issue. II. Annis, bap. July 1, 1753, m. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 701 

Nathaniel Bristol, Nov. 10, 1777. III. Gideon, bap. May 15, 1757. 
IV. Nathan, lived and d. in Oxford. Ch., Simeon, b. Sept. 11, 1783 ; 
Leman, b. Jan. 26, 1786; Eleanor, b. Feb. 14, 1789; Henry, b. 
Sept. 30, 1792; Cynthia, b. May 5, 1796; Garwood, b. Feb. 5, 
1799. V. Truman, m. Levina Leavenworth, Sept., 1793, and had 
Sherman, Robert, Erastus, Hancey, d. unm ; Harriet, m. Abraham 
Basset, and Ann who is m. VI. Lewis, Avent to Minisink, N. Y., 
hadch. VII. Simeon, d. April 1, 1777, aged 11. 

John, son of Isaac, Sen., m. Betty Olds, Aug. 13, 1760. Ch., 
Hannah, bap. Nov. 22, 1761 ; Daniel Olds, bap. July 22, 1764 ; Asa, 
bap. March 1, 1767; John, bap. May 20, 1770 ; Aaron, bap. July 
4 1773 ; Andi-ew, bap. May 22, 1776 ; Philo, bap. July 23, 1780. 



STRONG FAMILY. 



(Elder) John Strong was a native of Taunton, England. It is 
said, that his father Richard died while young, but that his grand- 
father lived to be very aged. 1. Elder John, with his sister Eleanor, 
sailed from Plymouth, England, March 20, 1630, in the ship Mary 
and John, arrived at Nantucket, May 30, and settled at Dorchester, 
Mass. His sister m. Walter Deane. In 1635, he is spoken of as 
residing at Hingham. He was a proprietor and inhabitant of Taun- 
ton, Dec. 4, 1638, and was made that year a freeman of the Plym- 
outh colony. He was at Taunton in 1643. From thence he went 
to "Windsor, Conn., and thence to Northampton, Mass., between 1661 
and 1663 ; was the first ruling elder in the church of the latter place. 

He m. 1. , who is supposed to have died on the passage to this 

country, or soon after her arrival here. He m. 2. Abigail Ford at 
Dorchester, who d. July 6, 1688. He died April 11, 1699. Issue 
as follows, 

2 I. John,2 j^^ j^Xary Clark of Windsor, Nov. 26, 1656, d. at 
Windsor, Feb. 20, 1698. 

3 II. j"^ d. 1630, Uyo months after John's arrival. 

19 HI. Thomas,^ lived in Northampton. 

5 IV. Jedediah,^ bap. April 14, 1639, removed in old age to 
Lebanon, or Coventry, Conn. 

6 V. Josiah,- d. young and unm. 

7 VI. Return.^ He lived at Windsor, d. April 9, 1726. 

8 VIL Ebenezer/ lived in Northhampton, d. Feb. 11, 1729. 



702 HISTOKT OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

9 VIII. Abigail," m. 1. Rev. Nathaniel Chauncey, of Windsor; 
m. 2. Dea. Medad Pomeroy, d. April 15, 1704. 

10 IX. Elizabeth,- b. Feb. 24, 1648, m. Joseph Parsons, of North- 
ampton, d. May 12, 1736. 

11 X. Experience,^ bap. Aug. 4, 1650, m. Zerubabel Filer, of 
Windsor. 

12 XL Samuel," bap. Aug. 5, 1652, lived at Northampton; d. Oct. 
29, 1732. 

13 XII. Joseph," bap. same date. 

14 XIII. Mary,- b.Oct. 26, 1 654, m. John Clark, of Northampton ; 
d. Dec. 8, 1738. 

15 XIV. Sarah,- m. 1. Joseph Barnard; m. 2. Capt. Jonathan 
Wells, of Deerfield. 

16 XV. Hannah,- b. May 30, 1759, m. William Clark, and went 
to Lebanon. 

17 XVI. Hester,^ b. June 7, 1761, m. Thomas Bissell, Jr., of 
Windsor. 

18 XVIL Thankful,^ b. July 25, 1663, m. it is said a Baldwin, of 
Milford, Conn. 

19 XVIIL Jerijah,2 b. Dec. 12, 1665 ; d. April 24, 1754. 

Thomas- (4) m. 1. Mary, dau. of Rev. Ephraim Hewet, of 
Windsor, Dec. 5, 1660; she d. Feb. 20, 1670 ; he m. 2. 
Rachel Holton, dau. of Dea. William, of Northampton, Oct. 
10, 1671. Thomas d. Oct. 3, 1689, and his widow Rachel, 
m. Nathan Bradley, of East Guilford, 1698. Thomas' ch. 
were, 

20 I. Thomas,^ b. Nov. 16, 1661, i-emoved to Durham, Conn. 

21 11. Mariah,^ b. Aug. 31, 1 663, m. Samuel Judd, of Northampton. 

22 III. John,^ b. March 9, 1665 : d. num. as is supposed. 

23 IV. Hewet,^ b. Dec. 2, 1666; d. unm. Sept. 29, 1689. 

24 V. Asahel,=' b. Nov. 14, 1668. Settled in Farmington, Conn. 

25 VL Joseph,^ b. Dec, 2, 1672, removed to Coventry, Conn. 

26 VII. Benjamin,^ b. 1674; lived to old age in East Guilford, 
unm. 

U VIII. Adino,^ b. Jan, 12, 1676; removed to Woodbury, Conn., 
about 1700, and had 8 ch. by his wife Eunice, who was b. Aug. 25, 
1670. He d. Dec. 31, 1749, and his relict, Eunice, d. Dec. 24, 1763. 

28 IX. Waitstill,^ k 1677 or '8 ; d. in Northampton, Nov. 13, 1762. 

29 X. Rachel,^ b. July 15, 1679, m. Miles Dudley of Guilford. 

30 XL Selah,=' b. Dec. 22, 1680; lived at Setauket, L. L 

31 XII. Benajah,3 b. Sept. 24, 1682 ; lived at Fairfield, Conn. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 703 

32 XIIL Ephraim,^ b. Jan. 4, 1685; removed to Milford, Conn. 

'ii XIV. Elnathan,3 b. Aug. 20, 1686; removed to Woodburj, 
Conn., m. Patience Jenners, April 17, 1712. He d. May 22, 1727. 
His widow m. Jonathan Law, of Killingworth, Conn. 

34 XV. Ruth,^ b. Feb. 4, 1688, m. William Dudley, of N. Guilford. 

35 XVI. Submit,^ b. Feb. 23, 1690, (posthumous.) 

Adino^ (27) had, 
fo I. Adino,^ b. April 17, 1708, m. Deborah Prime, Dec. 20, 
1733 ; he d. 1787. 

i? II. Benjamin," b. June 10, 1710, m. Rachel . 

i HI. Preserved,* b. Sept. 8, 1712, m. Esther, dau. of Rev. An- 
thony Stoddard, July 26, 1749 ; he d. Nov. 3, 1777 ; his widow d. Sept. 
13, 1800. 

39 IV. Hannah," b. Jan. 23, 1715, m. Henry Castle, Sept. 18, 
1736. 

S V. Return," b. Aug. 1, 1717, m. Elizabeth Andrus, Jan. 8, 1740. 
He d. April 5, 1794, and his relict d. March, 1797. 

41 VI. Ann," b. , d. 1721. 

f, VII. Timothy," b. Feb. 14, 1720, m. 1. Widow Anne Rogers ; 
m. 2. Olive Atwood ; m. 3. Lucy Leet. He d. 1801. 

43 VIIL Charles," b. June 29, 1722; d. Feb. 16, 1725. 

Ehiathan^ (33) had, 

44 L Rachel," b. June 20, 1713. 

45 II. Patience," b. Jan. 4, 1716 ; d. May 26, same year. 

46 III. Nathan," bap. April, 1717 ; settled at Coventry, Conn., 
was many years a clergyman there, was father of the Rev. Drs. 
Nathan of Hartford and Joseph of Norwich. 

47 IV. Submit," b. May 14, 1719. 

*l V. Samuel," b. Oct. 15, 1721; d. 1809; his wife Eunice d. 
Aug., 1792, aged 67. 

49 VL Elnathan," b. March 18, 1724 ; d. May 22, 1727. 

50 VIL Patience," b. April 30, 1727. 

Adino" (36) had, 
l\ I. Selah,^ b. Sept., 1734, m. Esther Weed, Nov. 26, 1760. He 
d. 1807. 

52 IL Ilannah,^ b. Dec, 1737, m. David Tuttle, 1770. 
II III. Benajah,^ bap. March 23, 1740, m. Jane Cochran, Feb. 3, 
1761. 

54 IV. Ann,* bap. April 24, 1743, m. Joseph Sanford, Dec. 23, 

1786. 

55 V. Sarah,=^ b. Dec. 24, 1744. 



704 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

56 VI. Mabel/ b. Jan. 8, 1748; d. March 16, 1752. 
f, VII. Adino/ b. April 5, 1750, m. Anna Scott, May 17, 1779. 
Benjamin* (37) had, 

58 I. Benjamin, bap. Feb. 20, 1732. 

Preserved* (38) had, 

59 I. Solomon,^ b. April 13, 1751; d. Dec. 4, 1831, unm. 

,Z 11. John,5 b. Nov. 10, 1752, m. Sarah Walker, May 29, 1783. 
He d. April 19, 1843 ; his wife d. March 31, 1818. 

"o's III. Uriel,^ b. Sept. 10, 1754, m. Phebe Minor. He d. 1819 ; 
his relict d. Dec. 30, 1825. 

ff4 IV. Anthony,* b. Dec. 9, 1757, m. Phebe Curtiss. He d. Jan. 
28, 1829. Phebe d. March 25, 183G. 

63 V. Esther,* b. April IG, 1761, m. John Trowbridge, who d. 
' May 5, 1826. She d. Sept. 13, 1807. 
Return" (40) had, 
fA I. Thomas,* b. Nov. 5, 3.740, m. Sarah Curtiss, Dec. 16, 1767. 
65 II. Martha,* b. Aug. 14, 1742, m. Noah Cande, Jan. 28, 1767. 
.^0 III. David,* b. May 1, 1744. 

67 IV. Henry,* b. April 18, 1746. 

68 V. Axsah,* b. Aug. 23, 1748 ; d. 1749. 

69 VI. Axsah,* b. Sept. 19, 1750 ; d. 1752. 

» i™6 VII. Benjamin,* b. March 4, 1753, m. 1. Mary or Martha 

Beecher, (record indistinct,) Jan. 1, 1777 ; m. 2. Mai'tha , who 

d. in 1834. He d. Jan. 2, 1843. 

71 Vin. Elizabeth,* b. March 20, 1756, m. John Fiffe, Feb. 1, 
1786. 

Timothy" (42) had, 

72 I. Lucy,* b. July 6, 1752; m. Ebenezer Bird, Nov. 28, 1771. 
^ 11. Daniel,* b. March 19, 1754 ; m. 1. Esther ; -2. Me- 

hetable Sanford. He d. in 1830. 

74 III. Eunice,* b. Aug. 1, 1756. 

75 IV. Avis,* b. Sept. 14, 1759 ; d. March, 1760. 

76 V. Avis,* b. Nov. 12, 1761 ; m. Youngs. 

77 VI. Timothy,* b. Jan. 16, 1764 ; went to Vermont ; had a 
family, and d. there. 

78 VII. Abner,* b. June 28, 1766 ; d. young. 

Dea. SamueP (48) had, 

79 I. Elnathan,* b. March 17, 1748 ; m. Elisabeth Jackson, Feb. 
3, 1792 ; d. 1819, and gave his estate to his wife and Niram Bots- 
ford's son. 

80 II. Ehjah,* bap. May 1, 1752 ; d. same month. . 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT TVOODBURT. 705 

81 III. Mary/ b. Feb. 17, 1754 ; m. Sylvester "Wooster, Jan. 4, 
1770. 

82 IV. Patience/ bap. Aug. G, 1758 ; d. young. 

83 V. Eunice/ bap. Aug. 6, 1758 ; m. Silas Hinman. 

84 VI. Patience/ bap. Dec. 26, 1762 ; m. Niram Botsford, Nov. 
3, 1793. 

Selah^ (51) had, 

85 I. 01ive,« bap. Sept. 11, 1763; m. Wait Curtiss, June 18, 
1789. 

86 II. Phebe,° bap. March 30, 1766; m. John Scott, Sept. 20, 
1798. 

87 III. Nathan,« bap. Feb. 9, 1768; m. Phebe Wakeley in 1790. 

88 IV. Noah,^bap. Jan. 28, 1770 ; m. Sarah Lura, Aug. 21, 1795. 

89 V. Mabel,^ m. Solomon Johnson. 

Benajah^ (53) had, 

90 I. Truman,** bap. Jan. 31, 1762. 

91 II. Benajah," bap. Oct. 9, 1763. 

92 III. Almorena,« bap. Feb. 19, 1769. 

93 IV. Amos,'' bap. April 1, 1770 ; d. same year. 

94 V. Amos," bap. March 9, 1771. 

Adino^ (57) had, 

95 I. Nehemiah,'' b. Feb. 27, 1780. 

96 II. Annis," b. Aug. 19, 1782. 

97 in. Betsey,^ b. tluly 7, 1784. 

98 IV. Truman," b. May 20, 1786. 

99 V. Nancy," bap. Oct. 7, 1788. 

100 VI. Agnes,« b. Aug. 19, 1790. 

101 VII. Shelden," b. March 23, 1794 ; d. 1796. 

102 VIII. Harriet," b. Oct. 21, 1796. 

103 IX. Cynthia," b. March 7, 1799. 

104 X. Shelden," bap. Oct. 24, 1802. 
Lt.John5 (go) had, 

105 I. Fanny," b. Nov. 11, 1784; m. Elijah Sherman, Oct. 14, 
1805. 

1°^ II. John," b. Dec. 31, 1786; m. Flora Preston. He d. Nov. 

1, 1834. 

UriaV (61) had, 
1?] I. Stoddard," bap. May 5, 1795 ; m. Jennette Mallory. 
Ig II. Asahel," bap. June 22, 1794 ; m. Betsey Mallory. He d. 
1831. Betsey d. 1825. 

\% III. Cyrus," bap. Nov. 13, 1796 ; m. 1. Mary Burrill ; she d. 
53 



706 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

April 27, 1820; m. 2. Susan Curtiss. He now resides in Wakeman, 
Ohio. 

110 IV. Esther," bap. Jan. 5, 1800; m. Leverett Hill; has eh.; 
is a widow, and resides in "Wakeman, Ohio. 

111 V. Solomon,*' bap. May 13, 1802; m. Eliza Summers, April 
14, 1836 ; no ch. 

112 VI. Eunice,^ bap. March 17, 1805 ; m. Abel Benedict, June 
6, 1826, and has Henry S., b. Oct. 7, 1828 ; Charles P., b. Jan. 27, 
1831 ; Sophia E., b. Aug. 7, 1835 ; Edward H., b. Jan. 20, 1840 ; 
Julia E., b. Sept. 27, 1844. 

113 VII. Isaac," bap. March 22, 1807 ; unm. 

lit VIII. Seth," bap. Sept. 24, 1809 ; m. Harriet Lambert, Mar. 
28, 1832. 

Anthony^ (62) had, 
115 I. Phebe," bap. Nov., 1792; d. young. 
\^ II. Anthony C," b. Sept. 7, 1792 ; m. Julia Lambert, 1820. 

117 in. Nathaniel," b. 1794; d. at the age of 17. 
Thomas^ (64) had, 

118 L Axa,« bap. Dec. 4, 1768. 

119 IL Asa," bap. Sept. 2, 1770. 

120 III. Sylva," bap. July, 1780. 
David^ (66) had, 

121 L Return,"^ bap. Oct. 29,1769. 

122 IL David," bap. Oct. 13, 1771. 

123 IIL Cynthia," bap. Jan. 21, 1776. 

124 IV. Lecta,« bap. Dec 14, 1777. 

125 V. Leverett," bap. Oct., 1780. 

126 VL Wyllys," bap. Oct. 1, 1783. 
Benjamins (69) had, 

127 L Susanna," b. Dec. 20, 1777 ; d. unm. 

128 IL Polly," b. July 27, 1779. 

129 IIL Patty," b. July 3, 1781 ; d. unm. 

130 IV. Lucy," b. March 27, 1783; m. Japhet Curtiss. 

131 V. Sally," b. Jan. 12, 1785 ; d. 1821. 

132 VL Anah," b. Nov. 4, 1786; ra. Mallory. 

133 VIL Abigail," b. Oct. 11, 1788 ; m. Dea. Marcus D. Mallory, 
Nov. 25, 1813. 

134 VIIL Asa," b. June 4, 1790 ; d. 1818. 

135 IX. Ira," b. Aug. 28, 1792; m. Susan De Forest, June 26, 
1826. 



HISTORY OP ANCIENT WOODBURT. 707 

136 X. Eli,' b. March 5, 1794; m. Mary Buckingham, Oct. 11, 
1820 ; no ch. 

137 XL Julia,*^ b^ March 11, 1796; m. Cyrus Curtiss. 

138 XII. Uri,« b. Sept. 14, 1798; m. Betsey J. Lake. 
Daniel* (73) had, 

139 L Lucy,6 m. Levi Jackson. 

140 IL Abner,« m. AbbyTolles. 

141 III. Major,« d. Oct. 24, 1841, unm. 

142 IV. Daniel,' m. Olive Jackson. 

143 V. Lines,' d. unm. 

144 VL Chauncey,' m. JNJIary Ann Kasson. 
Hon. John' (106) had, 

145 L Julia," b. Feb., 1812; m. Daniel Curtiss, Jan. 27, 1835. 

]^l IL Charles P.," b. April 16, 1814; m. Elisabeth A. Preston, 
May 4, 1842. 

147 IIL Horace W.,' d. April 17, 1841, aged 24. 

148 IV. EmilyM.,"b. Oct. 1,1819 ;m.Bennet A. Sherman, 1852. 

149 V. John E.,^ b. ■ ; m. Sarah Olcott, 1852. 

150 VI. William.^ 

151 VIL Walter,'^ b. Aug., 1833; d. April 14, 1834. 
Stoddard' (107) had, 

152 L Bennet U.,'' b. April 21, 1819 ; m. Mary H. Green, May 
19, 1847. 

153 II. Martha J.,'' b. Nov. 13, 1821 ; m. Benjamin S. Curtiss. 
AsaheP (108) had, 

154 I. Sophia, b. April 27, 1819 ; m. Rev. A. Isham, now of Rox- 
bury ; has .a son and two daughters. 

Cyrus' (109) had, , 

155 I. Mary A.,'' b. 1824. 

156 IL Susan J.," b. 1825. 

157 IIL Frederick C.,' b. 1828. 

158 IV. Thomas J.,'' b. 1830. 

159 V. Frances S.,^ b. 1832. 

160 VL Harriet C.,^ b. 1833. 

161 VIL John O.," b. 1835. 

162 VIII. Martha E.,' b. 1838. 

163 IX. Henry C," b. 1840. 

164 X. Cornelia A.,' b. 1841. 

165 XI. Benjamin T.,' b. 1843. 
Seth' (ll4)had, 

166 L Mary," b. May 27, 1834. 



708 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURT. 

167 II. Margaret,' b. Feb. 1, 1843. 

168 III. Harriet S.^b. March 18, 1845. 
Anthony C.« (116) had, 

1,^ I. Nathaniel L.,' b. March, 1821 ; m. Mary R. Minor, 1846. 
™ II. Henry P.,' b. July 1, 1822 ; m. Sarah A. Bacon, 1847. 

171 III. WilUs A.,' b. 1827. 

172 IV. Frederick T.,' b. 1833. 
Charles P.' (146) had, 

173 I. Charles E.,^ b. April 3, 1843. 

174 II. James P.,' b. Feb. 3, 1846. 
NathanieF (169) had, 

175 I. Nathaniel M.,^ b. 1849. 
Henry P.'' (170) had, 

176 LSarahM-j^'b. 1850. 

The following, for want of record, are disconnected from the 
preceding : 

Ebenezer Strong, probably son of Adino, before his removal to 

Woodbury, m. 1. EHzabeth , who d. Dec. 1, 1728 ; 2. Mary 

Smith, July 1, 1730. She d. April 29, 1775. Mr. Strong d. in 
1785, aged 81. His ch. were, 1. Elizabeth, bap. Nov. 17, 1728 ; 2. 
Eunice, b. Aug. 14, 1731, m. David Pierce, July, 1751 ; 3. Dorcas, 
bap. Oct. 14, 1733, m. Amos Brownson, Dec. 11, 1757; 4. Charles, 
bap. July 6, 1735 ; 5. Josiah, b. Jan. 5, 1738 ; 6. MoUe, b. Oct. 14, 
1740, d. Dec. 10, 1808, unm.; 7. Ebenezer, b. June 8, 1743 ; 8. 
Mercy, bap. Sept. 15, 1745. 

Ebenezer, Jun.,m. Patience Hinman,and had Ephraim, b. Dec. 20, 
1772; Rebecca, b. Oct. 7, 1774, m. Nathaniel Bacon, Jan. 10, 1796. 

Charles, son of Ebenezer, m. Betty Hinman, Jan. 9, 1760, who d. 
Aug. 18, 1777, aged 48. Ch., 1. Benjamin, b. Nov. 2, 1760 ; 2. Lu- 
cretia, b. April 22, 1762, m. Oliver Chatfield, Aug. 8, 1782 ; 3. Anna, 
b. Oct. 17, 1763, m. Simeon Mitchell, Dec. 25, 1791 ; 4. Betty, b. 
Oct. 1, 1764 ; 5. Andrew, b. Jan. 10, 1768. 

Josiah Strong d. Feb. 25, 1817, and his widow, Mary, d. May 26, 
1826. Ch., David and Mercy. The last m. Frederick Perry. 

Dea. Samuel Strong,^ of Bethlem, d. 1795. He had ch. by his 
wife Susanna, as follows: 1. Joel, bap. June 29, 1740, d. 1760; 2. 
Susanna, b. March 20, 1746, m. Benjamin Hawley; 3. Abby, bap. 
May 22, 1748 ; 4. Abia, d. Sept. 22, 1751. 

1. The records being imperfect, it is found impossible to determine definitely, which 
of the Dea. Samuels should be placed in the regular series. It is believed, however^ 
that the one given after No. 78, has his appropriate place. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT -WOODBTTKY. 709 

SKEEL FAMILY. 

John Skeel, with his wife, Hannah, came with one of the early- 
companies to "Woodbury, from Stratford. He d. Oct. 5, 1721 ; chil- 
dren, as follows : 

John, bap. Nov., 1678, d. young ; Hannah, bap. Nov. 10, 1678, m. 
Benjamin Hicock, Nov. 3, 1697 ; John, bap. Nov., 1679 ; Thomas, 
bap. April 23, 1681-2; Elizabeth, bap. April 20, 1683; Abigail, 
bap. May 9, 1686 ; Ephraim, bap. July, 1689. 

John, Jr., d. May 25, 1727. He had by his wife, Sarah, the fol- 
lowing children: 1. Thomas, b. Dec. 27, 1711; 2. Merig,m, b. Sept. 
1, 1713, m. Bushnell Bostwick, Jan. 26, 1737 ; 3. John, bap. Nov., 
1715, and had Benjamin, bap. Jan. 15, 1744 ; David, bap. March 16, 
1746; John, bap. Dec. 20, 1747; Amos, bap. April 29, 1750; 4. 
Ephraim, b. June 30, 1717, m. Mary Marks, Feb. 5, 1742, and had 
Hannah, b. Oct. 21, 1747 ; Grace, bap. Feb. 26, 1749 ; Ephraim, 
bap. April 12, 1752 ; Silas, bap. Sept. 23, 1753 ; Mary, bap. June 
29, 1755 ; Lois, bap. Feb. 12, 1758 ; Silas, bap. Jan. 20, 1761 ; Sa- 
rah, bap. May 13, 1764; 5. Abigail, bap. May 10, 1719 ; 6. Jona- 
than, b. March 10, 1721 ; 7. Samuel, b. Feb. 23, 1723, and had by 
his wife Lydia, Belden, b. April 15, 1751 ; Truman, bap. Feb. 11, 
1753, m. Chloe Hill, in 1779 ; Samuel, bap. June 8, 1755 ; Anna, b. 
Jan. 30, 1757 ; Simeon, (posthumous,) bap. Feb. 3, 1759 ; 8. Sarah, 
bap. Feb. 14, 1725 ; 9. Hannah, b. Aug. 3, 1727. 

John, son of the third John, m. Mabel Booth, Dec. 13, 1758 ; 
children, Brian, bap. March 1, 1761 ; Gideon, bap. April 10, 1763 ; 
Eliad, bap. April 19, 1767 ; Mabel, bap. Aug. 6, 1769, d. May 9, 
1781 ; Betty, bap. Sept. 15, 1771, m. J. Downs, 1806. 



SQUIRE FAMILY, 



Sergeant Thomas Squire was an early settler at Woodbury. He 
d. April 9, 1712; children, 1. Thomas; 2. Samuel; 3. Ebenezer > 
4. John ; 5. Hannah ; 6. Martha ; 7. Sarah ; 8. Elizabeth, all bap. 
Aug., 1697 ; 9. Joseph, b. Dec. 25, 1698. 

Thomas, Jr., m. 1. Mary ; m. 2. Hannah . His children 

were, Solomon, b. May 20, 1705 ; David, b. Dec, 1708 ; Thomas, b. 
May 9, 1710 ; Elizabeth, b. Oct. 12, 1712, m. Aaron Mallory, Aug. 
1, 1739; Mary, b. Jan. 9, 1715, m. Luke Castle ; Hannah, b. Dec. 



7'W HISTORY OP ANCIENT TVOODBUET. 

1, 1717, d. 1735 ; Sarah, b. Feb. 3, 1720, m. Peter Hurd; John, b. 
Sept. 16, 1722; Benjamin, bap. March 23, 1729. 

Solomon, son of Thomas, Jr., d. June 26, 1745, had by Martha, his 
wife, children, Ohve, bap. Sept. 22, 1728; James, b. June 25, 1730, 
m. Ruth Baldwin, Jan. 2, 1755 ; Patience, bap. April 15, 1733, m. 
Zenas Ward, Feb. 1, 1761; Solomon, bap. Oct. 26, 1735; Ruth, 
bap. Aug. 27, 1738 ; Martha, bap. Aug. 26, 1744. 

David, son of Thomas, Jr., d. June 28, 1748 ; his children by his 
wife Margaret, were, 1. Jerusha, b. Jan., 1733, m. Daniel Wheeler, 
July 17, 1754 ; 2. Deliverance, b. Oct., 1734, m. Mary Robins, Sept. 
8, 1765 ; 3. David, b. Sept. 17, 1736, m. Rebecca Squire, Feb. 4, 
1762, and had Joseph, b. Aug. 1, 1763 ; David, b. April 24, 1765 ; 
Eli, b. Nov. 19, 1767, m. Mary Bronsou, 1787 ; Henry, b. Oct. 24, 
1768 ; 4. Gideon, b. March 19, 1739, m. and had children, among 
which was Abiather, who lived to an advanced age, leaving children, 
some of whom are now living in Roxbury; 5. Margaret, b. 1740, m. 
Samuel Ilicock, in 1760 ; 6. Lydia, b. June 7, 1743. 

Thomas, son of Thomas, Jr., m. Rebecca Castle, July 9, 1735 ; 
children, 1. Stephen, bap. May 23, 1735, m. Ruth Robins, Aug. 21, 
1760 ; 2. Hannah, bap. March 26, 1738, m. Ebenezer Booth, in 1782 ; 
3. Rebecca, bap. Jan. 6, 1742, m. David Squire, Feb. 4, 1762 ; 4. 
William, bap. Jan. 4, 1745 ; 5. Mabel, bap. June 28, 1747. 

Benjamin, son of Thomas, Ji'., had by wife Abigail, 1. Dea. Amos, 
b. April 15, 1752, d. Dec. 9, 1849, no issue; 2. Isaac, b. April 18^ 
1756, m. Content Ward, 1777; 3. Mary, b. April 9,' 1758; 4. Ben- 
jamin, b. May 1, 1760, m. Patience Ward, and removed to Ohio ; 5. 
Silas, bap. April, 1762. 

■ Samuel, second sou of Sergeant Thomas, d. May 26, 1727. His 
children were, 1. Elizabeth, bap. June, 1715 ; 2. Joseph, bap. Sept., 
1716; 3. Martha, b^JuIy 2, 1718; 4. Grace, b. July 30, 1721; 5. 
Lois, b. Oct., 1723. 

Ebenezer, third son of Sergeant Thomas, m. 1. Anna Huthwitt, 

July 8, 1714, who d. Nov. 3, 1721. He m. 2, Patience ; she 

d. May 3, 1729 ; m. 3. Ellen . His children were, 1. Judith, b. 

April 19, 1716, m. Peter Minor, Oct. 1, 1734; 2. Esther, b. June, 
1719 ; 3. Patience, b. Nov. 7, 1721 ; 4. Daniel, b. April, 1725, m. 
Sarah Tomlin, Nov. 9, 1752, and had Anna, b. June 8, 1753 ; Sarah, 
b. March 27, 1755, m. David Coe, 1776 ; Currence, b. May 3, 1758, 
m. Nathaniel Tuttle, July 22, 1779 ; Daniel, bap. Dec, 1761 ; Hes- 
ter, bap. July, 1765; Olive, bap. Dec. 27, 1767; Simeon Huthwitt, 
bap. Jan. 14, 1770, d. young ; Asa, bap. Dec. 22, 1770 ; Aaron, bap. 



HISTORY OP ANCIENT WOODBURY. 711 

June 5, 1772 ; Simeon Huthwitt, bap. Nov. 23, 1777 ; 5. Samuel, b. 
Dec, 1727 ; 6. Ebenezer, b. Oct., 1730, m. Ann Pierce, April 22, 
1754, and had Mary, b. Feb. 20, 1755 ; Ann, b. March 5, 1757 ; 
Lois, b. July 20, 1759 ; Ebenezer, bap. April 18, 1762 ; Mercy, bap. 
July 3, 1764 ; 7. Andrew, bap. Aug. 27, 1732, m. Huldah Bronson, 
March 22, 1755, and had Eleanor, bap. Dec. 11, 1757 ; Timothy, 
bap. Nov. 18, 1759. 

John, fourth son of Sergeant Thomas, m. Elizabeth "Wakelee, Sept. 
23, 1729 ; children, 1. Ann, bap. May 9, 1731 ; 2. Nathan, b. Feb. 
16,1732; 3. Reuben, b. May 1, 1734, and by wife, Joanna, had 
Stoddard, b. Nov. 8, 1758; Truman, bap. Jan. 24, 1764; Eunice 
Ann, bap. May 6, 1770, m. Phineas Kingsley, Feb. 9, 1794; 4. Sam- 
uel, b. Dec. 9, 1786, and by his wife, Jemima, had Clark, b. Dec. 11, 
1759; Rhoda, b. Aug. 2, 1762; Eliza Ann, b. Sept. 12, 1766; 
Molly, b. April 19, 1768; 5. Ichabod,1). Oct. 27, 1743. 

Joseph, fifth son of Sergeant Thomas, had by wife, Mary, 1. Jo- 
seph, bap. May 5, 1728 ; 2. Gurdon, b. Oct. 5, 1738 ; 3. Mary, b. 
May 9, 1737. 

Abijah Squire m. Charity Lattin, Jan. 4, 1795 ; children, Hiram 
Russel, b. Feb. 13, 1795 ; Ruth Ann, b. Nov. 8, 1796. 

Bethuel Squire, and wife, Jemima, had Olive, b. Sept. 19, 1770. 



SKILTON FAMILY. 

Henry Skilton^ son of John Skilton,' and Mary (Bennet,) was b. 
m the parish of St. Michael's, Coventry, England, Nov. 19, 1718. 
He removed with his parents to Rumsey, Hampshire county, when 
eight years of age, with a younger brother and sister, where another 
sister was born. His mother died, and his father left for a place in 
the British navy. Henry left home March 31, 1784, sailed April 1, 
1735, in a gun ship, and landed at Boston, Mass., the same year, 
boarded for some time in Roxbury, and is next heard of in Preston, 
Conn. He m. July 9, 1741, Tabitha, eldest child of Joseph Avery 
and Tabitha (Gardner,) of Norwich, Conn., the latter being origin- 
ally from South Kingston, R. I. He removed to Southington, about 
1749, became a physician, and practiced his profession in that town. 
From thence he went to "Woodbury, about 1760, continued in the 
practice of his profession, and in old age removed to Watertown, 



712 HISTOEY OF ANCIENT ■WOODBURY. 

Conn., where he died June 7, 1802, aged 82. His wife died in the 
same place, Oct. 25, 1797. Children, as follows : 

3 I. Lucy,^ b. April 5, 1742, d. April 17, 1758. 

4 II. Elizabeth,^ b. Feb. 11, 1743-4, d. Sept. 1, 1749. 

5 III. Mary,3 b. Feb. 12, 1746, m. Elisha Atwood, d. June, 1830. 
fo IV. Avery ,=' b. April 30, 1748. 

7 V. James, b. June 1, 1750, d. Nov., 1755. 

8 VI. Tabitha,b. Sept. 15, 1752, d. July, 1753. 

9 VII. Tabitha, b. Dec. 12, 1754, d. Dec, 1755. 

10 VIII. Sarah, b. April 11, 1757. 

Avery'-* (6) m. Parthena Judd, March 26, 1771, who was b. 
Aug. 6, 1754, and d. in Watertown, March 30, 1839. He 
d. Aug. 27, 1832. Children, 

11 I. Melicent,* b. Oct. 5, 1772, m. Anthony Gurnsey, who d. 
Dec. 30, 1848. She d. Jun^ 1, 1839. 

1? II. James,* b. April 10, 1777. 

13 III. Lucy,* b. July 21, 1780, m. Jesse Hine, lives in Bethlem. 

IJ IV. Henry,* b. July 17, 1783. 

15 V. Mary,* b. May 22, 1786, d. unm. Dec. 25, 1822. 

16 VI. Parthenia,* b. Oct. 2, 1788, m. Cyrus Avery, d. in Lyons, 
N.Y.,Sept. 12,1830. 

17 VIL Tabitha," b. May 2, 1797, unm. 

James* (12) m. Chloe Steel, June 30, 1799. She was b. in 
Bethlem. He d. April 9, 1848. Children, 

18 I. Elijah Steel,* b. May 17, 1800, m. 1. Elizabeth Wilson, 
April 1, 1827, who d. Oct. 3, 183G; m. 2. Mrs. Sarah Remington, 
March 25, 1838. He had five children born between 1828 and 
1836 ; residence, Ravenna, Ohio. 

19 IL Doct. Avery Judd,* b. Feb. 1, 1802, m. March 2, 1828, 
Mary A. Candee ; had nine children born between 1829 and 1849 ; 
resides at Troy, N. Y. 

20 IIL Julius J. Gardner,* b. June 24, 1804. 

21 IV. Henry Bennet,* b. Aug. 29, 1806, m. Julia Clark, Nov. 
19, 1832, who d. June 14, 1836 ; he m. 2. Emily Clark ; children by 
first marriage, two ; children by second marriage, six, born between 
1840 and 1851. 

22 V. John Chester,* b. April 30, 1809, m. Ann Heaton and had 
three children born between 1835 and 1843. 

23 VI. Hannah Maria,* b. Feb. 4, 1812, m. March 22, 1840, 
Gould S. Clark, of Middlebury, and had three children. 

24 Vn. Samuel W. Southmayd,* b. June 20, 1814, m. Mary 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 713 

"White, Nov., 1846, and had three children ; resides at Litclifield, 
South Farms. 

25 Vin. MeHcent Parthenia,-' b. Dec. 24, 1816, m. Deo. 27, 

1842, to Rev. Ebenezer O. Beers, who d. Feb. 10, 1847 ; m. 2. 

Bouker ; children, three ; resides in Pennsylvania. 

26 IX. George Frederick,'^ b. Feb. 11, 1820, m. Weakhy M. 
Mann, May 4, 1841. She d. Dec. 3, 1848 ; m. 2. Abigail Wilcox, 
had 2 ch. Resides at Watertown. 

27 X. Mary Augusta,^ b. Nov. 14, 1822, m. Dec. 29, 1847 ; Mer- 
rit Clark, Jr., and has one ch., resides at Prospect. 

Henry* (14) m. Martha Baldwin, Sept. 27, 1807. She d. 
March 10, 1810; in. 2. Maria Marshall, Oct. 20, 1812; d. 
Aug. 5, 1847. Resides at So. Farms. Children, 

28 I. Martha B.,^ b. Aug. 9, 1813, m. June 7, 1841. 

29 IT. Mary M.,=^ b. Dec. 6, 1814, m. Hubbell B. Cone, Nov. 17, 
1 836 ; lives in western N. Y. 

30 III. Henry Marshall,^ b. Oct. 20, 1816, m. at the south, jind 
d. in Arkansas, Aug. 5, 1846, aged 29. 

31 IV. Timothy Judd,^ b. Oct. 31, 1819 ; unm. 

32 V. Parthenia,^ b. Nov. 29, 1821 ; d. Dec. 29, 1830. 

33 VI. Philomela Y.,' b. Jan. 1, 1827, in. and resides in Portland, 
Conn. 

34 VII. Raphael N.,^ b. April 28, 1829 ; unm. 

35 VIII. Otis A., b. Sept. 6, 1834. 



STODDARD FAMILY. 

Anthony Stoddard* emigrated from the west of England, and 
came to Boston about 1639. He m. first, Mary, daughter of Hon. 
Samuel Downing of Salem, and sister of Sir George, afterward 
Lord George Downing, by whom he had three sons, one of whom 
was 2. Solomon," b. Oct. 4, 1643. He m. 2. Barbara, wid. of Capt. 
Joseph Weld of Roxbury, by whom he had two ch. ; he m. 3. Chris- 
tian , by whom he had ten ch. He d. March 16, 1686-7. 

Solomon,^ (2) graduated at Harvard, 1662, settled as minister in 
Northampton, Sept. 11, 1672, ra. Mrs. Esther Mather, originally 
Esther Warham of Windsor, Conn., and wid. of Rev. Eleazer Ma- 
ther, his predecessor at Northampton. He d. Feb. 11, 1729, aged 
86, and his relict d. Feb. 10, 1736, aged 92. He had 7 sons and 5 
54 



714 HISTORY OF ANCIENT "WOODBURT. 

daus. 3. Anthony,^ one of his sons, was b. Aug. 9, 1678. Graduated 
at Hai'vai-d, 1697, settled as minister in Woodbury, Conn.. He m. 
1. March, 1701, Prudence Wells, who d. May, 1714; m. 2. Jan. 31, 
1715, Mary Sherman, who d. Jan. 12, 1720. He d. Sept. G, 1760. 
Children, 

4 I. Mary,^ b. June 19, 1702. 

5 II. Solomon,^ b. Oct. 12, 1703 ; d. May 23, 1727, " with the 
Great Fever." 

^^ III. EHakim,* b. April 3, 1705; d. 1750. He m. Joanna 
Curtiss, in 1729. 

I IV. Elisha,* b. Nov. 24, 1706, m. Rebekah Slierman, and d. 
1766. 

8 V. Israel,^ b. Aug. 7, 1708 ; d. May 30, 1727. 

9 VI. John,* b. March 2, 1710. 

10 VII. Prudence,* b. Oct. 12, 1711. 

l\ VIII. Gideon,* b. May 27, 1714, m. Olive Curtiss, 1734. 
12 IX. Esther," b. Oct. 11, 1716, m. Preserved Strong. 
\l X. Abijah,* b. Feb. 28, 1718, m. Eunice Curtiss, April 4, 1739. 
14 XI. Ehzabeth,* b. Nov. 15, 1719, m. Daniel :R^nn. 

Eliakim* (6) had, 
i I. John,^ b. Jan. 26, 1730, m. April 15, 1751, Mary Atwood, 
who d. Jan. 16, 1802. He d. Jan. 2, 1795. 

16 II. IsraeV b. Jan. 28, 1732 ; d. Aug. 8, 1794. He m. Eliza- 
abeth Reade, July 4, 1759, by whom he had Phebe, b. Nov. 25, 1760 ; 
Asa, father of Col. Henry Stoddard, Dayton, Ohio, b. Sept. 4, 1762 ; 
James, b. May 14, 1765 ; Ehzabeth, b. June 14, 1769. 

17 III. Anthony,'^ b. Oct. 21, 1734, ra. Phebe Reade, by whom he 
had Major Amos, who went to England for the entailed property, 
returned and d. near Cincinnati, Ohio. He also had Simeon and 
Anthony. 

18 IV. Joanna,^ b. July 16, 1738, m. Reuben Squire. 

19 V. Prudence,' b. Sept. 24, 1740, m. John Marchant. 

20 VI. Eliakim,' b. July 25, 1742 ; d. young. 

21 VII. Seth,'' b. Dec. 2, 1744, ra. Hannah Noyes, and had Calvin, 
Joanna, Shelden, William, Noyes, Hannah, Minerva and Miranda, 
who m. Jabez D. Hammond. 

22 VIII. Abigail,' b. Aug. 21, 1747, m. Israel Woodward, of 
Watertown, Conn. 

23 IX. Eliakim,' b. Dec. 11, 1749 ; d. in Canada. 

Elisha* (7) had, 

24 I. Solomon,' b. Dec. 29, 1728, m. Mary Gurtisey, and had^ 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT "WOODBURY. 715 

Daniel, b. Dec. 9, 1753 ; Naome, b. Aug. 31, 1755 ; Cyrenius, b. 
Aug. 11, 1757; Philo,b. Sept. 29, 1759. 

25 II. Mary,^ b. March 29, 1733. 

26 III. Elisha,^ b. Nov. 4, 1735, m. Mary Ann Hunt, May 29, 
1760, by whom he had, Simeon, b. Dec. 12, 1761 ; Thomas, b. June 
21, 1763, killed in the Eevolution ; Elisha, b. April 22, 1765 ; EUhu, 
b. April 26, 1767 ; Esther, b. March 6, 1769 ; Samuel, b. 1761 ; 
Abel, b. 1773 ; Ann, b. 1775 ; Olive, b. 1777. The ch. of Ehhu 
were, Sally, Polly, Martin, David T., Nancy, Eliza and George. 

27 IV. David,^ b. Jan. 29, 1738. His ch. were Thaddeus, b. 
Nov. 6, 1757 ; Beeda, b. Dec. 31, 1758. 

28 Y. Damans,' b. June 21, 1741. 

29 VI. JoAam,^ b. July 24, 1743. 

30 Vn. Daniel,^ b. April 11, 1746. 

31 Vni. Rebekah,* b. Aug. 14, 1748. 

Gideon^ (11) had, 

32 I. Simeon,^ b. March 1, 1735. 

33 II. Maybel,^ b. Sept. 25, 1737. 

34 III. Gideon,^ b. March 24, 1740. 

fi IV. Nathan,^ b. Aug. 8, 1742, m. Eunice Santbrd, of Litchfield. 
86 V. Elisha,^ b. Nov. 11, 1744. 

37 VI. Hannah,^ b. April 5, 1747. 

38 VII. 01ive,5 ) _. ,, t i o 17<q 

39 Vm. Jeru^ha,^*^^"^'^-^^^^-'^^^^' 

40 IX. Olive,^ b. March 29, 1752. 

41 X. Prudence,' b. Sept. 15, 1754. 

42 XL Anthony,' b. April 16, 1758. 

Abijah* (13) had, 

43 L Elizabeth,' b. Sept. 21, 1740, m. Abijah MitcheU. 

44 II. Ann,= b. Feb. 21, 1742, m. Daniel AVarner. 

45 in. Esther,' b. Dec. 11, 1743. 

46 IV. Eunice,' b. March 21, 1746. 

II V. EU,' b. June 17, 1748, m. Abigail Huribut. 

48 VL Ichabod,' b. Dec. 30, 1750, m. Mary Mitchell. 

49 VII. Eunice,' b. April 5, 1753. 

50 Vin. Eunice,' b. Feb. 23, 1755, m. Joseph Walker. 

51 IX. Esther,' b. May 22, 1757, m. John MitcheU. 

52 X. Burr,' b. March 29, 1759. 

53 XI. Mary,' b. Aug. 17, 1760. 

John' (15) had, 
't I. Samson,^ b. Oct. 25, 1752 ; d. Oct. 31, 1802, m. 1. Susan- 



716 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURT. 

iiah Nettleton, by whom he had three eh. ; m. 2. Amy Goodwin, by 
M'hom he had five eh. lie resided at Watertown, Conn. 

55 11. Abiram,'' b. Oct. 25, 1756; d. Oct. 25, 1776, in the Revo- 
lutionaiy Army. 

56 TIL Wells," b. July 1, 1759 ; d. 1840, m. Sarah Hicock, no 
issue. 

57 IV. Phebe," b. Feb. 19, 1760 ; d. Sept. 25, 1827. She m. 
Josiah Hicock, and had one ch., Samuel. 

^^ V. John,« b. in Watertown, July 1, 1763; d. Feb. 24, 1821. 
He m. Sarah Woodward, removed to Coventry, N. Y., 1802. 

59 VI. Submit," b. March 17, 1766; d. Sept. 7, 1775. 

60 VII. Joanna," b. Feb. 19, 1767 ; d. June 5, 1847. She ni. 
Eri Parker. Resides in Vienna, N. Y. « 

61 VIII. Mary," b. June 11, 1771 ; d. 1845, m. Randall Judd, of 
Woodbury ; m. 2. Nathaniel Curtiss. 

62 IX. Sarah," b. May 13, 1773, m. Andrew Williams. Resi- 
dence, Cherry Valley, N. Y. 

'^ X. Israel," b. Feb. 15, 1776, m. Polly Wilson, who was b. 
Sept. 27, 1799. Residence, Camden, N. Y. 

i"o\ XI. Ehakim," b. Aug. 10, 1779, m. April j26, 1801, Lois Mat- 
thews, b. April 23, 1781 ; d. Dec. 12, 1842. He m. 2. Nancy Adsit, 
July 13, 1843. He was a minister of the Methodist church, and re- 
sided in Camden, N. Y. 

Lt. Nathan^ (35) had, 

65 I. Clarissa," m. Timothy Terrill. 

I'fs II. Nathan," m. Ruth Judson. 

07 III. Sarah," m. Jabez- Beuham, removed to Vt. 

68 IV. Phebe," m. Judge Ilinman, of Vt. 

09 V. Olive," m. 1. Simeon Wheeler ; m. 2. Truman Judson. 

70 VI. Hannah," m. Timothy Wheeler. 

71 VII. Eunice," m. 1. ■ Sprague ; m. 2. CoL Elkins, of Vt. 

Eli^ (47) had, 

72 I. Elizabeth," b. 1772 ; d. 1846 ; m. Abner Prindle, and had 
Daniel, Isaac, Francis, Abigail and Betsey. 

73 II. Philena," b. 1774 ; m. Abner Deming. Ch., Mary, Henry, 
George, Horace and Abner. 

74 III. Sarah," b. 1776 ; m. Roswell Warner. Ch., Ruth, Mary, 
David, Sherman and Frederick. 

75 IV. Abigail," b. 1778 ; m. Reuben Hubbard, and had Sophia, 
Maxcus, Aaron and Sarah. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 717 

^^ V. Abijah," b. Dec. 4, 1782 ; m. 1804, Esther Mallory, b. 
June 29, 178G. Residence, Waterbury. 

77 VI. Anthony," b. 1784; m. Betsey Lucas, and had, Cyrus. 

78 VII. Sherman,'' b. 1786. 

,i» VIII. Herman," b. ■ Sept. 28, 1790 ; d. Feb. 25, 1853 ; m. 
Ruth Ann Hughs, b. March 1, 1791. 
Samson'^ (54) had, 
80 I. Prudence,'' b. Aug. 11, 1775 ; m. James Atwood, Aug. 24, 
1798. 

1^'; II. Abiram,'' b. Jan. 27, 1777 ; graduated at Yale ; m. Eunice 
Clark, and settled in practice of medicine in Dei'by, Conn. 

82 III. Susannah,'^ b. March 26, 1779 • m. Wheeler Atwood. 

83 IV. Doct. William,^ b. Sept. 29, 1781 ; d. in Mobile, Alabama. 
He m. a Miss Stone, and had Juliaett and Hellen. Juliaett m. Doct. 
Tanner, of New York. , 

1^3 V. Goodwin,'^ b. May 8, 1783 ; m. Ann Warner; Avas presi- 
ding elder in Oneida Conference. Removed to Dixboro', Mich. 

85 VI. Harvey,'^ b. April 14, 1785; d. in Burton, Ohio, 1839. 
Ch., Charles, Sarah, William, Emeline, Nancy and Solomon. 

86 VII. Ann,'' b. Aug. 17, 1788; m. William Tolls; resides in 
Burton, Ohio. Ch., Fanny, Abigail, Nehemiah, William and Good- 
win. 

87 VIII. Samuel,^ b. Aug. 6, 1791 ; d. Aug. 4, 1828 ; m. Phebe 
Minor, who d. Sept. 5. 1836. His ch. were, Lucy, John, Mary and 
Asa. 

John« (58) had, 
ifi L Curtis,'' b. July 14, 1786 ; d. Oct. 13, 1838 ; m. Hepsey Mar- 
tin, b. Nov. 23, 1786 ; d. Sept. 11, 1834. He removed to Little St. 
Joseph's, Ohio. 

89 IL Merit,^ b. Jan. 1, 1789 ; d. Oct. 12, 1820 ; m. Laura Par- 
ker, and had, Linus P., Sarah M. and Roxy. 

90 IIL Polly,^ b. Sept. 22, 1792 ; m. 1. Sylvester Stevens ; had 
one ch., Sylvester, b. July 4, 1812 ; m. 2. Daniel Benedict, and had 
one son, John Stoddard, b. Sept. 1, 1821. 

91 IV. John,'' b. July 15, 1794 ; m. Sept., 1817, Merab Parker, 
b. Sept. 3, 1796. Residence, Coventry, N. 1^ 

92 V. Sarah,^ b. Jan. 26, 1796 ; m. William Abort Martin, and 
had, Hepsey, b, Feb., 1818, m. Henry Manwaring ; Sarah, b. 1820, 
d. 1834. 

93 VI. Rev. Elijah Woodward,'' b. May 28, 1799 ; d. Jan. 21, 
1838. He m., April 27, 1825, Alathea Coye, and removed to Little 



718 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

St. Joseph, Ohio, in 1836. Ch., Wolcott Dwight, b, July 13, 1828 ; 
Edward Dorcey, b. April 27, 1880 ;. Sidney Deshon, b. Jan. 23, 1832 ' 
Ellen Coye, b. Nov. 20, 1836. 

94 VII. Abigail,^ b. Sept. 1, 1802 ; d. Aug. 7, 1830 ; m. Miles 
Doolittle. Ch., Abel, b. July 7, 1825 ; Sarah Abigail, b. May 27, 
1828; Mary Matilda, b.May 17, 1830. 

95 VIII. Wells,^ b. April 10, 1806; m. Eunice Benedict, and in 
1833, removed to Huron, Ohio. Ch., Mary, b. May 7, 1827 ; Elia- 
kim,b. Feb. 1, 1829 ; Andrew, b. Feb. 22, 1831 ; Sarah A., b. Mar. 
10, 1833 ; Emily, b. Oct. 17, 1835 ; Eunice, b. Sept. 4, 1837 ; Wells, 
b. Feb. 3, 1839 ; John, b. May 25, 1843 ; Myra, b. Feb. 14, 1848. 

96 IX. Doct. Abiram,'' b. March 12, 1809; d. Sept. 1, 1839 ; m. 
Dec. 14,1834, Lavinia Smith, b. Sept. 2, 1802. Ch., William Abi- 
ram. 

IsraeP (63) had, 

97 I. Cyrus,'' b. April 2, 1820 ; m. Charlotte S. Spring, by whom 
he had, Josiali, b. Aug. 10, 1844; Isaac Atwood, b. Oct. 24, 1846. 

98 IL Samuel Hicock,'' b. April 29, 1822 ; graduated at Hamil- 
ton College, 1844. 

99 III. Huldah B.,^ b. Dec. 4, 1823; m. Erastus Judson. 
100 IV. Joanna P.,^ b. May 1, 1825 ; m. Lansing McConnell. 

102 V. Martha P.,'' b. June 18, 1827 ; m. Lewis Baker. 

103 VI. Wells A.,' b. May 10, 1829. 

104 VIL Israel,^ b. June 1, 1831. 

105 VIIL Lucintha.^ 106 IX. Mary." 107 X. John.^ 
Eliakim^ (64) had, 

108 L PhilomeV h. Dec. 13, 1802; m. Feb. 21,1828, John W. 
Searles, and had Lois, Francis and John. 

109 n. Cynthia," b. Sept. 14, 1804 ; m. Sept. 15, 1827, Lorenzo 
Driggs. Ch., Stoddard, Flora, Lorenza, John and Cynthia. 

110 HI. Flora,^ b. Dec. 28, 1806; d. Feb. 21, 1840; m. Feb. 1, 
1833, Hiram Whedon, and had one ch., Albert Stoddard. 

111 IV. Polly,'^ b.May 26, 1809; m.May 28,1828, Elisha Morse. 
Ch., Mindwell, Eliakim and Cynthia. 

112 V. Joanna P.,"' b. June 6, 1811 ; m. Thomas D. Penfield, 
Sept. 6, 1837, and had, Samuel D. 

113 VI. Israel,' b. July 1, 1813 ; m. Oct. 5, 1836, Maria P. Peck, 
and had, Lois M., b. Aug. 19, 1837 ; Joanna D., b. July 21, 1846. 

114 VIL Mindweiy b. April 21, 1816 ; d. in 1831. 

115 VIIL Eliakim J.,^ b. Jan. 31, 1819. Lawyer, Utica, N. Y. 

116 IX. George,^ b. Sept. 6, 1823. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 719 

Nathan^ (66) had, 

117 I. Rachel.' 

118 n. Rodman," resides in Detroit, Michigan. 

119 III. Nathan,'^ resides in Richland, N. Y, 

120 IV. Catherine,^ d., aged about 20. 

121 V. Elizabeth," d. young. 

122 VI. Rev. Judson B., resides at Sherman, Conn. 

123 VII. William.^ Residence, Canada West. 

124 VIII. Joshua." Residence, Worcester, Mass. 

125 IX. Elizabeth,'' m. Simms ; resides in Mexico, N. Y. 
Abijah^ (76) had, 

126 I. Almina Ann,'' b. March 24, 1806. 

127 IL Jennette,^ b. April 25, 1808. 

128 III. Esther,^ b. Dec. 16, 1809. 

129 IV. Mary Ann,'' b. Sept. 27, 1811. 

130 V. Abijah Curtis,^^. April 2, 1813. 

131 VL Horace Wilham,^ b. Nov. 4, 1815. 

132 VII. Hannah Mariah," b. Aug. 27, 1818. 
138 VIII. David Eli,'' b. March 30, 1821. 

134 IX* Abijah Curtis, b. July 17, 1823. 

135 X. Jane E., b. May 26, 1826. 

136 XI. Ruth Ann, b. March 12, 1828. 
Herman" (79) had, 

137 I. Elizabeth Ann,'' b. June 19, 1814; m. William Curtiss, 
March 20, 1839 ; m. 2. Treat. 

138 II. William,^ b. Jan. 10, 1816; d. 1818. 

139 III. Laura Sabrina," b. July 1, 1817 ; m. Oct. 8, 1837, Phin- 
eas A. Judson. 

140 IV. Sherman Bennet,^ b. Aug. 11, 1821 ; m. Mary Ann Har- 
ger, 1843. 

141 V. Herman Wheeler,^ b. July 6, 1823 ; m. 1845, EHza Ann 
Roberts. 

142 VL Mary Maria," b. April 6, 1825; m. Fred. P. Gorham, 
of New Haven. 

143 VIL Samuel Hughs,^ b. Dec. 19, 1827 ; d. 1829. 

144 VHL Sarah Abigail,'' b. July 15, 1829; m. 1846, Daniel 
C. Frost. 

145 IX. Charlotte Amanda,' b. March 4, 1837. 
Abiram'' (81) had, 

146 L Theresa," b. Jan. 6,1806; d. 1814. 

147 11 Jonathan,^ b. Oct. 9, 1807 ; graduated at Yale, 1831. A 
lawyer, New Haven, Conn, 



720 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURT. 

148 III. Susan H./ b. Aug. 1, 1809 ; m. Doct. Johnson, of Derby, 
Conn. 

149 IV. Thomas/ b. March 11, 1813 ; graduated at Yale, 1836 ; 
m. April 9, 1839, Esther Ann Gilbert, b. July 31, 1819. Ch., 
Frances Eunice, b. Jan. 13, 1840 ; Sarah G., b. April 6, 1842 ; 
Ezekiel, b. Nov. 14, 1844. 

150 V. Joseph,^ b.Nov. 12, 1815 ; m. Dec. 10, 1838, Sophia Bud- 
dington. Ch., William, b. Sept. 27, 1839 ; Henry, b. March 22, 
1843 ; Sophia T., b. March 9, 1845 ; Goodwin, b. April 2, 1847. 

151 V. William,^ b. Jan. 6, 1818. Lawyer, New Haven, Conn. 

152 VI. Theresa,'' b. June 2, 1825. 
Goodwin^ (84) had, 

153 I. Samson,^ b. Feb. 7, 1806. Physician in Michigan. 

154 11. Amy,3 b. April 21, 1808. 

155 IIL.Moses,'' b. Feb. 14, 1810. 

^ 156 IV. Aaron,^ b. April 0, 1812 ; d. May 6, 1814. 

157 V. Laura Ann,'' b. 1814; d. young. 

158 VL Abigail,^ b. Sept. 2, 1815. 

159 VIL William,'' b. April 11, 1819. 

160 VIIL Goodwin,^ b. April 8, 1821. 

161 IX. Anna,« b. May 25, 1824. 
Curtis^ (88) had, 

162 I. Israel, "^ b. Feb. 15, 1808 ; m. Lois Horton; was judge of 
Williams co., Ohio, and d. Dec. 29, 1842. Ch., Dwight, Sarah, Is- 
rael and Phebe. 

103 IL Samuel Augustus,^ b. May 10, 1809 ; d. Dec. 10, 1834; 
m. Sarah Beecher, Oct., 1830. 

164 in. Curtis,^ b. July 10, 1811 ; m. Jane R. Doughty, July 1, 
1835. Ch., Charity R., b. Aug. 14, 1836, d. Aug. 28, 1836 ; Phebe, 
b. Oct. 29, 1838; Catherine M., b. July 9, 1840; Austin C, b. 
April 25, 1842 ; Benjamin C, b. June 7, 1844 ; John C, b. May 6, 
1846. 

165 IV. William Ira," b. Oct. 25, 1814 ; d. June 2, 1837. 
160 V. John,« b. Dec. 22, 1820 ; d. Aug. 26, 1837. 

167 VL Zerah,« b. Jan. 7, 1823. 

168 VIL Martin," b. Oct. 24, 1824. 

169 VIIL Hepsey," b. Nov. 3, 1826. 
John^ (91) had, 

170 L Henry Eliakim," b. July 23, 1818 ; m. Jan. 3, 1843, Sabra 
Ann Davis, and had issue, John Henry, b. Jan. 30, 1847. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 721 

171 IT. Elijah Woodward/ b. April 23, 1820 ; graduated at Am- 
herst College, 1849. 

172 III. John," b. Oct. 15,1823. 

173 IV. William Albert,=^ b. Jan. 10, 1826. 

174 V. Lewis Gaius,*^ b. Nov. 14, 1828. 

175 VL Samuel Augustus," b. April 20, 1835. 

176 VII. Sarah Abigail," b. April 15, 1839. 



TERRILL FAMILY. 

Roger Terrill, of Stratford, was a signer of the fundamental arti- 
cles for the settlement of Woodbury, and came with the first company 
of settlers to the latter place. He died April 17, 1722, and his wid. 
Sarah, died April 13, 1728. His children are found to have been, T. 
Abigail, bap. Jan., 1681-2. IL Sarah, bap. March, 1684, m. Doct. 
Jonathan Atwood, in 1701. IIL Stephen, bap. Aug., 1686. IV. 
Roger, bap. July, 1691. V. Ezra, bap. April, 1693. VL and VIL 
Timothy and Martha, b. Nov. 19, 1697. 

Stephen, eldest son of Roger, d. in 1728, leaving children, I. Abi- 
gail. II. Sarah. III. Stephen, m. Mary Judson, Dec. 9, 1729, d. 
in 1757, leaving an only child, Prudence, who m. Lieut. Gideon 
Stoddard. IV. Roger. V. Ezra. VI. Timothy. VII. Martha. 

Roger, Jr., second son of Roger, m. Elizabeth Sherman, July 23, 
1713, who d. in 1747. He d. in 1769 ; children, I. Mary, bap. Aug. 
31, 1718, m. Abijah Martin, in 1741. II. Gideon, b. Sept. 14, 1720, 
d. Dec. same year. III. Gideon, b. Oct. 17, 1721. IV. Daniel, b. 
Nov. 25, 1723. V. Caleb, b. Feb. 12, 1726, d. young. VI. Phebe, 

b. Feb. 12, 1726, m. Root. VIL Betsey, bap. June 23, 1728, 

m. Christopher Prentice, May 18, 1748. 

Ezra, third son of Roger, d. 1740. His children by wife, Marga- 
ret, were, I. Sarah, b. April 13, 1715, m. Camp. II. Ezra, b. 

Jan. 6, 1717. IIL Peter, b. Jan. 19, 1719. IV. Paul, b. Feb. 1, 
1721. V. Hannah, b. Sept. 25, 1722. VI. Margaret, b. Nov., 
1724. VII. Martha, m. John Brownson, in 1747. VIII. Roger, b. 
Nov. 11, 1731, d. same year. 

Timothy, fourth son of Roger, m. Thankful Galpin, and d. in 1727 ; 
children, Eunice, b. July, 1724 ; Olive, bap. Aug. 28, 1726 ; Timo- 
thy, (posthumous,) b. Oct., 1727. 
55 



722 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBUKY. 

Timothy, Jr., son of Timothy, m. Hope Lee, Feb. 26, 1754, d. 
Aug. 29, 1785; children, Lee, b. Jan. 18, 1755; Timothy, b. Jan. 
15, 1757 ; Olive, b. June 25, 1759, m. Aaron Mallory ; Anna, bap. 
April 25, 1762, d. young; Anna, b. Jan. 7, 1765, m. Jehiel Pi-eston, 
and d. July 12, 1851. 

Lee, eldest son of Timothy, Jr., m. Jerusha Root. He removed to 
Canada with his family, after the birth of his children, where his de- 
scendants are somewhat numerous. His children were, I. Olive, bap. 
Sept. 4, 1788. 11. Hazard, bap. Sept. 4, 1788, m. Betsey Bailey, 
and had 1. Hazard Bailey, who d. suddenly in the fall of 1852, while 
in the most active discharge of his duties as a member of the Cana- 
dian Parliament ; 2. T. Lee, was elected to fill the vacancy in said 
Parliament, occasioned by the death of his brother ; 3. Caroline ; 4. 
Preston ; 5. Eliza ; 6. Jerusha. HI. Hope Emm, bap. Sept. 4, 
1784. IV. Lee, bap. Oct., 1791, m. and had 1. Joseph Hazai-d ; 2. 
Samuel Lee ; 3. Oiive ; 4. Ann. V. Jerusha Ann, bap. Dec, 1794. 

Timothy, second son of Timothy, Jr., m. Clarissa Stoddard ; chil- 
dren, Timothy, b. Nov. 19, 1781; Eunice, (posthumous,) b. April 
15, 1787 ; Timothy, m. 1. Huldah Dudley ; m. 2. Dolly M. Bacon. 
His children are, I. Clarissa, m. Charles J. Minor. II. Timothy, m. 
Laura Warner. HI. George D., m. Nancy Booth. IV. William 
Lee, m. Eunice Ingersoll, of Ohio, and resides at Medina, in that 
state. V. Nathan S., ra. Emily Green. 



THOMAS FAMILY. 

No. I. 

John Thomas settled in Woodbury about 1690 ; children, 1. John, 
bap. Aug. 30, 1095 ; 2. Samuel, bap. Sept. 10, 1699, m. and had 
Reuben and Rhoda, (twins,) bap. Sept., 1714 ; 3. Thomas, bap. 
March 5, 1701. 

No. II. 

Jeremiah Thomas d. Dec. 10, 1752. His children were, I. John, 
bap. June, 1714, d. young. II. Elizabeth, bap. June, 1714, m. Obed 
Henries, Jan. 20, 1737. IIL John, bap. March, 1716, d. Sept., 1722. 
IV. Mary, b. Oct., 1722. V. Susanna, bap. June 22, 1718. VI. 
Charles, bap. July 3, 1720. VIL Phebe, bap. Jan. 17, 1725. VIIL 
David, b. 172G. 

Dea. Charles, son of Jeremiah above, m. Mary Barges, Feb. 1, 



HISTORY OP ANCIENT WOODBURY. 723 

1749, d. Oct. 3, 1794; children,!. Dea. John, bap. April 5, 1750, ra. 
Parnel AVeller, March 2, 1794, d. without issue. II. Mary, b. April 
9, 1753, m. Noah Dudley, in 1775. III. David, bap. Nov. 15, 1754, 
d. same month. IV. David, b. April 16, 1756, m. Abigail Case, 
Sept. 4, 1777, and had Benajah C, b. Aug. 2, 1778. V. Charles, b. 
Jan. 30, 1758, m. Jerusha Weller, who d. May 26, 1827. He d. Feb. 

23, 1833. Children, Charles, Jerusha and Mary. Charles has a 
family, and resides on the old homestead in Roxbury. VI. Annis, b. 
Feb. 7, 1760, m. Abel Bronson. VII. Jeremiah, bap. Jan. 30, 1763. 
VIII. Sarah, b. Oct. 16, 1764, m. Thomas Warner, 1782. IX. Su- 
sanna, bap. April 9, 1769, m. Stephen Terrill. X. James, b. Jan. 
25, 1768, d. July 4, 1767. 

No. III. 
Ebenezer Thomas m. Sarah Mitchell, Oct. 11, 1721 ; children, I. 
Phebe, bap. Dec. 2, 1722, m. Daniel Chilson, July 5, 1759. II. 
Abraham, bap. Feb. 15, 1725, m. Mary Baker, Jan. 31, 1751 ; chil- 
dren, 1. Ebenezer, bap. Jan. 2, 1751, m. Joanna Galpin, Aug. 14, 
1760, and had Mary Ann, who d. .June 5, 1784 ; 2. Bulah, bap.June 

24, 1753, m. John Mallory, in 1769 ; 3. Lucy, bap. Oct. 5, 1755 ; 4. 
Isaac, bap. April 23, 1758 ; 5. Friend, bap. March 10, 1765 ; 6. Ira, 
bap. Aug. 27, 1769, m. Abigail Hurd, Aug. 28, 1788 ; 7. Sarah Ann, 
bap. May 31, 1772. III. Sarah, b. Nov. 14, 1731, ni. Noah Hurl- 
but, in 1761. 

Thomas Thomas had by wife Elizabeth, Aaron, b. March 20, 1759. 



TUTTLE FAMILY. 

Nathaniel Tuttle^ settled in Woodbury, about 1680, and from him 
have descended most, if not all of the name now residing in its vicin- 
ity. He d. Aug. 20, 1721, leaving his wife Sarah, and children given 
below, except the first, who is supposed to have died previously, as 
she is not mentioned in his will. 

2 I. Mary,^ bap. May, 1683, d. probably previous to 1721. 

? II. Ephraim,^m. Dinah Wheeler, Feb. 13,1706. 

1^3 III. Hezekiah,^ m. Martha Huthwitt, April 11, 1711 ; he died 
1753. 

■fo IV. Isaac,^ b. Feb. 3, 1697-8, m. 1. Prudence Wheeler, Jan. 
10, 1729, who d. in 1730 ; m. 2. Mary Warner, April 15, 1731. 
She d. Oct. 28, 1746. He d. in 1772, leaving a wife, Ann. 



724 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

6 V. Temperance,^ d. Nov., 1749. 

7 VI. Ann," d. July 22, 1753. 

Ephraim" (3) had 

Josepli d. in 1754, leaving wife Mary, and an only child, Sarah. 
10 III. Sarah,=* b. Oct. 15, 1 712, m. Hezekiah Wright, June, 1732. 

V, IV. EzekieV b. Jan. 5, 1718, m. Tabitha . 

il V. Caleb,^ b. May 3, 1721, d. 1790. Mary, his widow, m. Na- 
than Hine. 

Hezekiah- (4) lived in Main Street, Southbury, near the pres- 
ent dwelling of Sherman Tuttle, his great-grandson. Ch., 

13 I. Lois,3 bap. May, 1713, m. Thomas Kimberly, Jan. 23, 1742. 

14 11. Agnes,^ b. Feb. 11, 1718, m. Obadiah Wheeler, in 1740. 

\l III. Nathaniel,^ bap. Oct. 1, 1721, m. in his 58th year, Cur- 
rence^Squire, July 22, 1779, who d. in 1819 ; he d. in 1796. 

16 IV. Gideon,^ b. Feb., 1727, m. Mary Stiles, removed to Ver- 
mont ; children, Amos, Gideon, Nathaniel, Mary and Lois. 

17 V. Ichabod,^ bap. June 1, 1729, m. Sarah Prime, June 27, 
1751, went to Vermont ; children, David, Martha, Hezekiah and 
Nathaniel. 

18 VI. Huthwitt,3 b. Aug., 1731, d. unm. about 1785. 
\l Yit. Noah,= bap. April 29, 1734, m. Susanna Smith. 

20 VIII. Nathan,3 bap. Aug. 15, 1736, graduated at Yale College, 
in 1763, m. Lydia Skeel, went to Rutland, Vermont, disappeared 
mysteriously, supposed to have been murdered. 

Sergeant Isaac^ (5) had 

21 I. David,^ bap. May 21, 1732. 

22 II. Prudence,^ b. Jan., 1734, m. Moses Martin, Jan. 16, 1755. 

23 III. Mary,=' b. June 12, 1737, m. John Nichols, in 1756. 
To IV. Andrew,^ bap. March 25, 1739. 

25 V. Daniel,^ bap. June 5, 1743 ; had sons, Truman and Garry. 
Truman m. Lovina Manvill ; children, I. Truman, resides in Middle- 
bury, and has a family. II. Harriet E., m. Ebenezer Wheeler, has 
one child, Truman E. III. Jennette M. IV. Julia M., m. Madison 
Johnson, and has two children, Harriet L. and Jennette E. 

26 VI. Aaron,^ bap. May 15, 1748, m. Mary Smith. 

27 VIL Ichabod,= d. young, in 1749. 

EzekieP (11) had children, 

28 I. Samuel," b. Feb. 22, 1743, removed west. 

29 II. Concurrence," bap. March 15, 1747. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBUET. 725 

30 III. Truman," bap. April 2, 1749, d. young. 

31 IV. Ichabod," bap. Oct. 25, 1750, went west. 

32 V. Tabitha," bap. Oct. 22, 1754. 

33 VI. Truman,* bap. Feb. 22, 1756. 
II VII. Ephraim,* bap. Nov. 23, 1763. 

35 VIII. Aaron,* m. Rebecca Wooster; children, Olive, Cyrus, 
Anna, Daniel, Betsey, Aaron, William, David, Harvey, Silas and 
Arad. 

36 IX. Mabel," bap. AprU 4, 1769. 

Caleb^ (12) had 

37 I. Amos,* b. Oct. 5, 1765. 

38 II. Joseph,* b. March 1, 1767. 

39 in. Benjamin,* b. May 15, 1768. 

40 IV. Abigail,* b. April 2, 1770. 

41 V. Mary,* b. Nov. 26,1771. 

42 VI. Gaius,* b. April 15, 1773. 

Noah^ (19) had children, 
60 I. Newton,* m. Ruth Pierce. 

44 II. Ann,* bap. April 29, 1759, m. Agur Wheeler. 

45 III. Susanna,* bap. Nov. 13, 1763, m. Nathan Downs. 

46 IV. Mary Ann,* d. young. 

Capt. NathanieP (15) was in the army during the Revolu- 
tionary War. His children were, 

47 I. Martha," bap. Aug. 1780, m. David Dayton, Nov. 6, 1800. 
He d. Aug. 17, 1836, aged 64 ; children, I. Augusta, m. Burton 
French, resides in Ohio. II. Nathaniel, d. Jan. 6, 1833, aged 30, 
unm. III. Charles, d. Jan. 2, 1816, aged 11 years. IV. Berkley, 
d. unm. on his return from the west. V. Tuttle, ra. Caroline, dau. 
of Judson Hurd, of Roxbury, and d. Sept. 18, 1843, aged 35. VI. 
Currence A., m. Hall Gridley, removed to the state of New York. 
VII. James Clark, removed to the state of New York, and d. Aug. 
28, 1851, aged 38. VIII. Charles, d. March 12, 1851, aged 34. 
IX. Benjamin, resides in Naugatuck, Conn. 

48 II. Huthwitt,* bap. May 25, 1785, m. 1. Sally Smith, and had 
one child, Samuel; he m. 2. Olive Burr, and d. May 29, 1844 ; chil- 
dren by second marriage, were Sarah and Mary. 

49 III. Nathaniel,* bap. July 31, 1785, m. Betsey Fabrique, May 
9, 1808, d. May 5, 1850 ; children, I. John H., b. Feb. 16, 1809, d. 
Aug. 30, 1831. II. Nathaniel, b. Feb. 1, 1811, resides in New 
Haven. III. Sherman, b. Jan. 18, 1813. IV. Benjamin Newton, 
b. April 11, 1815, resides in New Haven. 



726 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURT. 

50 IV. Anna, bap. March 21, 1793, d. while on a visit at Rutland, 
Vermont, aged 11 years. 

Andrew^ (24) had, it is said, fourteen children, among whom 
were the following : 

51 I. Reuben.'' «• 

52 II. Ayers.4 
fo III. Noah." 

54 IV. Nathan," went west. 

55 V. Isaac," went west. 

56 VI. Nabby." 

57 VII. Reny." 

58 VIII. Thaddeus." 
^l IX. William." 

60 X. Russell," died young. 

Ephraim" (34) m. Sai'ah Stone, and d, Dec. 19, 1830, aged 68; 
being the first death in his family. He left 8 eh. and 14 grandch. 
Sarah his wid. d. July 28, 1847, aged 74. Ch., I. Harriet, m. Philo 
Scott. II. Alvin. III. Lydia, d. Jan., 1844, aged 48. IV. Sarah, 
m. Garry Scott; is a widow. V. Lucy, m. Ransom Judson, now of 
Southbury.* Ch., Lucius, Charles, Robert, Albert, Jane, Clarissa and 
George. VI. Tabitha, m. David M. Fenn. VII. Clarissa, m. Wil- 
liam Tucker, d. May 9, 1838. VIIL Eliza. 
Newton" (43) children, 

61 I. Mary Ann,^ bap. in 1787, m. Walker Lyon. Ch., Smith, 
Jennette and Harriet. 

62 II. Cyrus,^ bap. Dec. 23, 1789, m. Betsey Smith. Ch., Har- 
riet E. and Samuel S. 

63 III. Benjamin,^ bap. April 19, 1792, m. 1. Harriet Smith; m. 
2. Charlotte Smith. Ch., Sally Jane, Noah B. aild Caroline S. 

64 IV. Smith,^ bap. Aug. 23, 1794, m. Maria Shelton ; resides in 
Burlington, Conn. Ch., William, d. aged 21 ; Lockwood, Mariette, 
d. young ; Smith and Theron. 

65 V. Newton,^ m. Eliza Wilcoxson. Ch., Charlotte, m. Charles 
Munson ; Mary Jane and Nancy B. 

66 VI. Johnson,^ bap, Feb. 27, 1797, m. Esther Hinman, had one 
ch. Jennette. 



1 Mr. Judson is a descendant of William Judson, who came from England in 1634. 
He has in his possession a Bible 250 years old, which has descended to him as an heir- 
loom. This Bible was printed in London by Christopher Barkers, deputy for the 
Queen. 



HISTORY OP ANCIENT WOODBURY. 



727 



67 VIL Polly Ann/ m. William Guthrie, Aug. 25, 1842. 

68 VIII. Harriet,' m. William Sauford, May 24, 1822. They 
had one ch. Martha T., who d. April 30, 1852, aged 19. 

69 IX. Nathan,' d. young. 

70 X. Jennette,' d. aged 9. 

Noah^ (53) had children, 

71 I. Harley,' b. Jan. 13, 1795. 

72 II. Lydia,' b. July 12, 1798. 

73 ni. Roxa,' b. April 26, 1801. 

William^ (59) m. Mary Sanford. Ch., I. William R., b. 1808, m. 
Sarah E. Tuttle, ch., William G., Altha and Marvin E. II. John, 

m. Abigail Tolles ; resides in Ohio. III. Philo, m. 1. Stone; 

m- 2. Martha Morriss. Ch., Mary H., John E., Emily J. and Mar- 
vin E. IV. Marinda, m. Burr Keeler. V. Albert, m. Harriet Sax- 
ton. Ch. Nathan A. VI. Charity, m. William Culver. VII. Na- 
than, resides in Ohio. VIII. Burritt, i-esides in Plymouth, Conn. 
IX. Marvin, m. Caroline Hubbell. X. Emery. 



THOMPSON FAMILY, 




Or, on a fesse dancettee az. three estoiles ar. on a canton of the 
second, the sun in glory ppr. Crest, an arm erect, vested gu. cuff 
ar. holding in the hand ppr. five ears of wheat or. Motto — In lu- 
mine luce. 

"There are few names more common among the early settlers of 



728 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

New England, than that of Thompson, most of whom came from 
London and Hertfordshire, and were probably related to each other. 
Of these, the principal individuals connected with the New England 
settlements were, David Thompson, who emigrated to Portsmouth, 
N. H., in 1622, where he established fisheries, and in 1623, removed 
to an island in Boston harbor, which still bears his name ; James 
Thompson, who was one of the first settlei's of Woburn, Mass., in 
1634; Major Robert Thompson, who resided in Boston in 1639, 
and was a man of wealth and respectability ; Maurice Thompson, a 
merchant of London, governor of the East India Co., who established 
fisheries at Cape Ann in 1689 ; Rev. William Thompson, who came 
to York in Maine, 1637, and Anthony Thompson, of New Haven, 
Conn."^ 

Anthony Thompson, with his wife, two children, and two brothers, 
John and William, embarked at London, on board the ship Hector 

and ship in company with Governor Eaton, Rev. Mr. Davenport, 

and others of Coventry, Eng., and arrived at Boston, June 26, 1637, 
according to Winthrop's Journal," though Cotton Mather says it was 
on the 23d of July in that year. They were dissenters from the 
Church of England, and left home to enjoy quietly hei*e the principles 
of their faith, as well as to avoid the constant persecutions, taxes and 
exactions, which Avere so frequent during the reign of Charles the 
First. In the spring of 1638, Messrs. Davenport and Eaton made 
diligent search for a desirable location for the settlement of their 
colony ; and, being perhaps the most energetic and wealthy party, 
which, up to that period, had emigrated to these shores, several towns 
made them tempting offers to join them. But as no site appeared to 
hold out as many advantages as Quinnipiac, or New Haven, they final- 
ly concluded to make that place their permanent abode. Anthony 
Thompson^ signed the colony constitution of June 4, 1689. As the 
Thompson brothers had probably been more or less connected with 
agriculture at home, we find they soon secured lands here. John 
lived at East Haven, and died Dec. 11, 1674. It is asserted, that 
the farm, Avhich he occupied is now in the possession of some of his 
descendants. William and Anthony i-esided at New Haven during 



1 Thompson's History of Long Island. 

2 Winthrop's exact words are: — " 26: 4: 1637. There amved two ships from Lon- 
don, the Hector and the ■ . La these came Mr. Davenport and another minister, 

and Mr. Eaton and Mr. Hopkms, two merchants of London, men of fair estates and 
of great esteem for religion and wisdom in outward affairs. 

" Li the Hector came also the Lord Ley," &c. 



HISTORT OF ANCIENT -WOODBUKY. 729 

their lives, and died there. Anthony died March 23, 1647, at which 
time he made a nuncupative will in presence of Rev. John Daven- 
port, and Robert Newman, who afterward committed his instructions 
to writing, and appeared before the proper officer to prove it, May 
27, 1650. He bequeathed the lands, which were set off to him origi- 
nally, and the house which he had erected thereon, to his son (2) 
John -^ other lands since purchased, to Anthony ; a certain sum to 
Bridget, (a daughter of his first wife,) provided she married in ac- 
cordance with the wishes of the deacons of the church ; and the re- 
mainder to his second wife, Catherine, and to his three daughters by 
her, her share to continue during her widowhood. But as it appears 
she married Nicholas Camp, July 14, 1652, the property probably 
reverted to the family. Anthony, Jr., made his will while on a visit 
at Milford, on the 26th, and died on the 29th of Dec, 1654, giving 
most of his property to his brother, John. William, who was prob- 
ably a bachelor, made his will Oct. 6, 1682, and died the same year. 
He bequeathed all his property to his relatives, particularly mention- 
ing his nephew John. (2) John^ seems to have been a sea-captain. 
He had three children, mentioned on the records of the town, viz., 
(3) Mary,^ b. Sept. 9, 1667 ; (4) Samuel,^ b. May 12, 1669, and (5) 
Sarah,^ b. Jan. 16, 1671 ; but he probably had two or three previous- 
ly, whose names they neglected to register. John died June 2, 1707, 
and an inventory of his estate is on record. His son SamueP was 
m. Nov. 14, 1695, to Rebecca Bishop, dau. of the Lieut. Governor. 
They lived at the Beaver Ponds, now called TVestville, about two 
miles from New Haven. Pic was captain of the military company, 
in New Haven. He must have been a healthy, athletic man, as his 
grandson Hezekiah used to relate, that he rode behind him on horse- 
back from New Haven to Goshen, a distance of about 50 miles, 
when he was in his 82nd year, at which latter place he afterward 
died. Children, 

6 I. SamueVb. Dec. 2, 1696. 

J n. James," b. June 5, 1699. 

8 ni. Amos,* b. March 3, 1702. 

9 IV. Gideon," b. Dec. 25, 1704. 

10 V. Rebecca," b. Feb. 23, 1708. 

11 VI. Judah," b. June 10, 1711 ; d. Aug. 1, 1712. 

12 VII. Judah," b. Oct. 5, 1713. 

13 VIII. Enos," b. Aug. 18, 1717. 

This family lived to an advanced age. Some of them settled in 
Amenia, Dutchess co., N. Y., and others in Goshen, Conn. Smith 
56 



730 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

Thompson, judge of the supreme court of the United States, and 
subsequently secretaiy of the navy, descended from the Amenia 
branch of the family. Enos Thompson Throop, grandson of Enos 
Thompson, was charge to Naples, and governor of the state of New 
York. 

James* (7) m. Hannah Wilmot, May 30, 1723, and lived nearly 
opposite the stone house subsequently built by his grandson Elijah, 
in Westville, Conn. His death, which occurred in 1737, was caused 
by a fall from a cherry tree. He had previously made a will, be- 
queathing his property to his wife during her life, and directing it to 
be divided, at her death, into nine parts, giving to each of his sons a 
double shai'e. Ch., 

14 I. James,^ b. in 1725, and lived ninety-three years. 
I! II. Hezekiah,^ b. in 1735. 

16 III. Mary.^ 

17 IV. Hannah,^ m. Baldwin. " 

18 V. Mabel,' m. Bradley. 

19 VI. Amy.' 

20 VII. Eachel,' d. in infancy. 

21 VIII. Rachel.' 

Hezekiah,^ Esq., (15) was b. in New Haven in 1735. His father 
d. when he was about two years of age, and he resided for some years 
with his grandfather, Samuel Thompson. The records at New Ha- 
ven show that in 1749, when he was fourteen years of age, Enos 
Thompson, his uncle, was appointed his guardian, and gave a bond 
for £500 sterling, as security for the execution of the trust, and the 
preservation of the property. It would seem that his uncle shortly 
afterward bound him out to learn the trade of a saddler. Whether 
this was done contrary to the will, or in accordance with the wishes 
of his nephew, tradition does not inform us ; but it appears that soon 
after arriving at manhood, when he could control his actions, having 
a taste for reading, which he had for some years gratified, whenever 
he had a leisure hour, his ambition now led him to higher pursuits. 
He studied law under the direction of Col. Walker, of Stratford, and 
soon commenced the practice of his profession at Woodbury, although 
he passed a portion of the year 1757, in the army, as paymaster to a 
regiment, and went to the relief of Fort William Henry, near Lake 
George, during the French War. In 1760, he built a large house in 
the south part of the village of Woodbury, which is still in the pos- 
session of one of his descendants, a cut of which appears on the oppo- 
site page. 




THE OLD MANSION OF HEZEKIAH THOMPSON, Esq. 



HISTORY OV ANCIENT WOODBURY. 731 

He was the first person who practiced the profession of law, ex- 
clusively, within the present limits of Woodbury. He was appointed 
a justice of the peace soon after commencing practice. He stood 
well as a lawyer and a magistrate. His integrity and nice discrimi- 
nation were so well established, that questions of difference were often 
brought before him by litigating parties, and left at once to his decision* 
He was a man of stern, though facetious character, and exercised a 
strong influence over his fellow-men. His wit was of the keenest 
quality, his humor universal ; yet he ever maintained his personal 
dignity inviolate, and was, in the best sense of the term, " a gentle- 
man of the old school." His sayings and jocose remarks, which 
were never calculated to injure the feelings of others, are to this day 
remembered and repeated by the inhabitants of the town. As would 
be expected of such a man, he set the highest estimate on a thorough 
education ; and although his own was neglected in early life, yet he 
had the satisfaction of seeing three of his sons in possession of a col- 
legiate education. 

He represented the town of "Woodbury in the General Assembly, 
May and October, 1782 ; May, 1784 ; October, 1784; October, 1788, 
and October, 1789. In all the varied affairs and offices of the town 
he acted a conspicuous part, proving himself in all positions an up- 
right and useful citizen. In addition to these labors, he occupied 
the time which was allowed him from professional pursuits, in over- 
seeing and cultivating a handsome landed property, of which he was 
the owner. 

A few years before his death, he had a paralytic shock, from which 
he partially recovered ; but two years subsequently he suffered anoth- 
er attack, from the effects of which he died in March, 1803. During 
his illness, a quality of his personal character was conspicuous. His 
disease had disabled his right arm, with nearly all the muscles of 
his right cheek. The consequence was, that he could neither con- 
verse, nor take food with looks and gestures, such as comported with 
his ideas of propriety. He therefore never ate before strangers, and 
often wept in solitude over the departure of that dignified self-com- 
posure, which had been one of the ornaments of the man. He was 
buried in the rear of the Episcopal church, in the " old burial-ground," 
where a square, pyramidal stone has been erected, to mark the place 
where his ashes repose. He m. Rebecca, dau. of Isaac Judson, Oct. 
1, 1761. Ch., 

f, I. Wilham AbdiaV b. June 15, 1762 ; d. Dec. 9, 1847. 

23 II. Polly,« b. Feb. 15, 1764; d. Aug., 1824; m. 1. Doct. 



732 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

Charles A. Hall, in 1783. Ch. by this marriage, 1. Maria, b. at New 
Haven, in 1784, m. George Washington Willis, of Newark, N. J., 
who d. in the 37th year of his age. She d. in March, 1849, aged 62. 
They had three sons and three daughters. 2. Jason James, b. in New 
Haven about 1785, d. in New York, 1806 ; 3. and 4, Carlos and 
Fanny, d. in infancy ; 5. Sophia, b. Aug., 1791, m. John R. Lay- 
crafts, of the U. S. navy, in 1809. He d. Aug., 1819, and she d. 
Oct. 11, 1842 — no issue. G. Carlos, who d. in infancy. Doct. Hall 
d. of consumption about 1795, and his widow, Polly, m. 2. Lazarus 
Beach, Aug. 19, 1797, at Bridgeport, Conn., where they afterward 
resided. They had ch., 1. a son, still-born, Nov. 29, 1798 ; 2. Fan- 
nie, b. March 30, 1800, m. James Ladd, of Devonshire, England, who 
d. April 13, 1852. They had six sons and seven daus. 3. Caroline, 
b, Dec. 20, 1801, m. Augustin Averill, of New York, June, 1825. 
She d. April 9, 1837. He afterward m. Margaret Fraser, who was 
also a grand-daughter of Hezekiah Thompson, Esq. For his ch., 
see " Averill Family." 4. Catherine, b. in New York, Oct. 12, 1805, 
m. Thomas S. Underbill, April 21, 1825. He d. Feb. 17, 1852. 
They had three sons and three daughters. Of the descendants of 
Doct. Hall and Polly Thompson, but three grandchildren are left. 
Of her descendants by Lazarus Beach, two daughters and ten grand- 
children are left : two of Caroline, five of Fanny, and three of Cath- 
arine. Said Beach was b. Dec. 1, 1760, in Redding, Conn.; d. in 
NewYork, June28, 1816. 

It in James," b. March 4, 1767 ; d. 1844. 

II IV. Samuel,^ b. Nov. 15, 1770 ; d. 1800. 

26 V. Hannah,^ b. Nov. 5, 1772 ; d. 1808 ; m. Rev. Tillotson 
Bronson, D. D., of Cheshire, Nov. 9, 1797. Had four ch., Rebecca, 
Lavina, Isaac and Charles. 

27 VI. Rebecca," b. Jan. 23, 1775 ; m. Daniel Bacon, Esq. For 
further particulars, see " Bacon Family." 

28 VIL Amy," b. Feb. 3, 1777; d. Jan., 1849 ; m. Mr. Simon 
Fraser in 1808. Resided in Woodbury (whei'e all her children were 
born) till 1838, when she removed to New York. Simon Fraser 
was born at Quebec in 1785. His father, Hugh Fraser, Esq., a na- 
tive of Inverness, Scotland, emigrated to and settled at Quebec. He 
was an extensive shipping merchant there, and carried on business 
with the merchants of England. He m. the daughter of Robert 
Jackson, a British ofiicer, Avho was serving under Gen. Wolfe at the 
time he fell. Hugh Fraser d. in 1828, aged 82. Simon, husband of 
Amy, above-mentioned, was lost at sea in the fall of 1812, on a voy- 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT •WOODBURY. 733 

age from New York to "Wilmington, N. C, on the coast of the latter 
state, where he was going to establish business. They had oh., I. 
Alexander, b. Feb. 17, 1809 ; settled in business as a merchant in 
New York, in 1823 ; m. Sarah, dau. of Joseph "\Yatkins, Esq., in 
1S37, raid has had five ch.: 1. Watkins Alexander, b. Jan. 16, 1838, 
d. March 6, 1843 ; 2. Frederick Thompson, b. Dec. 2, 1839, d. Jan. 
31, 1843 ; 3. Edward Clarence, b. Jan. 3, 1841 ; 4. Sarah Elizabeth, 
b. Aug. 10, 1844, d. May 2, 1846; 5. Alexander Watkins, b. Feb. 
15, 1846. II. William Augustus, b. Sept. 21, 1810, studied law, and 
settled in that profession in Illinois, where he m. and has two children, 
William and Amy. III. Margaret, b. Sept. 21, 1812 ; m. Augustin 
Averill, Esq., a merchant of New York city, and has ch., 1. Mary 
Frances, b. Oct. 24, 1840; 2. Margaret Eraser, b. May 10, 1843; 
3. 'Louisa Edelston, b. Nov. 22, 1844 ; 4. Augustin, b. Feb. 24, 
1852. 
i VIIL Charles," b. Feb. 18, 1780, d. Dec. 9, 1817. 

Hon. William AbdieP (22) graduated at Yale College, in 
1782, and after studying law with Gov. Griswold, he settled at Green- 
wich, Conn., where he married in succession two daughters of Israel 
Knapp, viz., Frances, July 17, 1785, and Amy, Sept. 7, 1791. The 
former was born Feb. 25, 1769, died June 11, 1788, and the latter 
was born Nov. 17, 1771, and died Aug. 15, 1807. As the laws of 
Connecticut did not, at that time, allow a man to marry his wife's sis- 
ter, he was obliged to change his residence, and consequently settled 
in the city of New York, where he was employed in a large and lucra- 
tive practice, for many years. In 1795, he purchased several thou- 
sand acres of land in Sullivan county, N. Y., removed to what is now 
called Thompsonville, and erected, at the junction of two streams of 
water, a fine and spacious house. The county seat, in 1802, was 
named Thompson, in compliment to him. He was appointed first 
judge of the court of the counties of Ulster and Sullivan, which situ- 
ation he held many years, until his age by law disquaUfied him. He 
married here a third wife, Mrs. Charity Reed, March 3, 1809. She 
was born in 1789. By his three wives he had a numerous family. 
In 1811, he made a voyage to Europe, which was a far more rare 
occurrence at that date than at the present time. He spent a year in 
France and England, (the history of which to him was always a 
favorite study,) and often passed a leisure hour in recountino- the 
attentions he received, and the scenes he witnessed during his ab- 
sence. He was a man of decidedly good literary taste, and frequent- 
ly wrote scientific articles for the periodicals of the day. One of 



734 HISTOET OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

these attracted the notice of the Geological Society and the Royal 
Institute of France. He was elected an honorary member of that 
body in 1833. A few years before his death, Dec. 9, 1847, he fell 
from his horse, and partially paralyzed his right side ; children, 

30 I. Charles Knapp,^ b. May 12, 1786, d. March 8, 1814. 

31 11. William Augustus,'' b. Dec. 11, 1788, m. Maria, daughter 
of John Holdron, Esq. 

32 III. Adeline Augusta,' b. Sept. 28, 1793, m. Joseph M. Palm- 
er, Esq. 

33 IV. Julia Margretta,'' b. June 11, 1795, m. Doct. Royce, died 
March 1, 1829. 

34 V. Louisa,' b. Jan. 16, 1798, d. Oct. 20, 1807. 

35 VI. Cornelia Ann,' b. Jan. 4, 1801, m. Jonathan Stratton. 

36 VII. Carohne Rebecca,' b. Jan. 28, 1802, m. Raymond, 

Esq. 

37 VIII. Harriet Frances,' b. Feb. 11, 1804, m. Burr Bronson. 

38 IX. James Knapp,'b. May 26, 1806, m. Adeline Cohen. 

39 X. Francis William,' b. Dec. 25, 1809, m. Mary Frances 
Wood, of Kentucky. 

. 40 XI. Helen Maria,' b. July 15, 1811, m. Edward Gale. 

41 XII. Louisa Elizabeth,' b. Feb. 23, 1813. 

42 XIII. Samuel Guire,' b. Sept. 14, 1814, m. Jane Hill. 

43 XIV. Maria Antoinette,' b. Jan. 17, 1816, m. Rev. Mr. Louns- 
bury. 

44 XV. Ann Augusta,' b. March 29, 1821, d. 1839. 

45 XVI. Catherine Ehzabeth,' b. Oct. 28, 1823, d. Oct., 1826. 

Rev. James® (24) b. March 4, 1767, graduated at Yale Col- 
lege, in 1789, studied law, and settled in the practice of his profession 
at New Durham, N. Y. When he was 35 years of age, he experi- 
enced a change in his religious opinions, and was induced to take 
orders in the Episcopal church. Though he owned two large farms 
within three or four miles of his residence, which required liis daily 
oversight, he still found leisure to write one or two sermons weekly, 
and preached nearly every Sabbath for about forty years. He was 
an eminently pious and pure clergyman. He died at Durham, Aug. 
18, 1844. He m. Anna, dau. of Capt. Elijah Humphreys, of Derby, 
Conn., Oct. 22, 1798. Children, 

46 L Anna,' b. Aug. 16, 1800, d. Oct. 21, 1801. 

47 II. Caroline,' b. Feb. 18, 1802, m. John Young, April 27, 1825. 

48 III. James Mansfield,' b. July 13, 1803, d. in New York, Aug. 
21, 1822, of yellow fever. 



HISTOKT OP ANCIENT -WOODBURY. 735 

49 IV. EUjah Humphreys/ b. Nov. 17, 1804, d. Aug. 10, 1811. 

50 V. Hezekiah,^ b. Aug. 22, 1808. 

51 VI. Sarah Ann,^ b. Nov. 21, 1813, m. Capt. Edward B. Crafts, 
of Derby, Oct. 15, 1845. 

52 Vn. Betsey Vose,'' b. Aug. 19, 1816, m. Edward Hand, of 
Durham, April, 1837. 

Doct. Samuel,*^ (25) b. in 1770, graduated at Yale College, in 
1790, studied medicine, and practiced the profession for a time at 
New Milford. He is said to have possessed talents of the first order, 
and would undoubtedly have become a distinguished man, had he not 
been disappointed in an affair of the heart, which brought on intem- 
perance, and seriously clouded his prospects. With a view of chang- 
ing his associates, as well as his habits, he concluded to seek his for- 
tune in a foreign clime, and in 1800 he sailed for the island of St. 
Thomas, "West Indies, where he shortly after died of the yellow fever. 

Charles, Esq.,« (29) was b. Feb. 18, 1780. As he was the 
youngest son, his father intended that he should remain with him, 
follow agricultural pursuits, and inherit the homestead and the farm 
connected with it ; but when he was about fifteen years of age, cir- 
cumstances led him to make a visit to New York, where his brother 
(William A.) was engaged in an extensive law business. Observing 
the facility with which money was made there, and being delighted 
and amused with the novelties of the city, he concluded to change 
the course which his father had marked out for him, and immediately 
turned his attention to the study of the classics. When he was be- 
tween 17 and 18 years of age, we find him in the law ofiice of Noah 
B. Benedict, Esq. He concluded his studies at the celebrated law 
school of Judge Reeve, at Litchfield. At the age of twenty-one he 
received a license to practice law, in the state of New York, and 
commenced his career at Spencertown, Columbia county, where he 
formed a partnership with Gov. Van Ness, who was subsequently 
minister to Spain. He soon became a warm admirer of Mr. Jeffer- 
son's administration, and ever after espoused the principles of the 
democratic party. Nov. 1, 1801, he m. Elizabeth, only daughter of 
Rev. Justus Mitchell, of New Canaan, Conn. In 1806, he removed 
to Mount Pleasant, Westchester county, N. Y. Here he purchased 
the Durell property, where he lived ten years, in the enjoyment of a 
large and profitable business. At the expiration of this period, he 
bought the residence of S. F. Jones, of Monticello, and many hundred 
acres of land in Sullivan coimty, with a view of erecting mills and 
other improvements upon them. When the first mill was completed, 



736 HISTORY OF ANCIENT "WOODBURT. 

he rode out to the place, caught cold, a fever followed, when erysip- 
elas on the bram attacked him, and after a fortnight's illness he died 
Dec. 9, 1817. His stature was about five feet ten inches. He was 
well proportioned, having the usual characteristics of the Thomp- 
sons, dark hair and a light, florid complexion. He was a generous 
man, of popular manners, and having a fine voice and excellent mem- 
ory, he was enabled to occupy a very respectable position in his pro- 
fession. His wife, Elizabeth Mitchell, was born Aug. 28, 1780, and 
died at White Plains, N. Y., June 10, 1825. Child, 

51 I. Charles Chauncey, Esq.,'' b. Feb. 6, 1803. He was a mer- 
chant in the city of New York, for more than twenty years. In 
1845, he retired from commercial pursuits, with an ample fortune, 
and, having a predilection for the fine arts, antiquarian researches, 
and subjects of a like nature, he has indulged his taste for several 
years in traveling through most of the countries of Europe, as well 
as in the East. 

He married Lydia, daughter of Daniel Bacon, Esq., of "Woodbury, 
Oct. 11, 1826. She was born April 27, 1805, and died Dec. 2, 1840. 
Her worth is recorded in the following epitaph engraved on her 
monument in "Woodbury : 

" Here lies deposited the remains of Lydia, wife of Charles C. 
Thompson, and daughter of the late Daniel Bacon, Esq., who died at 
her residence in the city of New York, Dec. 2, 1840, aged 35 years. 

" She was formed by nature to conciliate and please, while her 
good sense, amiable disposition, and unexceptionable deportment, 
secured her the esteem and love of all, who had a knowledge of her 
spotless character. In each of her varied relations of wife, mother, 
daughter, sister and friend, she has not left a more faultless example 
behind her ; and the recollection of her many virtues should not fade, 
till memory loses its power, or affection ceases to be a feeling of the 
human heart. 

" 'Tis ever thus, 'tis ever tbus, writh all that's best below ; 
The dearest, noblest, loveliest, are always first to go. 
A little while they dwell with us, blest ministers of love ! 
Then spread the wings we had not seen, and seek their home above." 
Children, 

52 I. Charles B.,« b. Sept. 30, 1827; d. June 11, 1829. 

53 II. Rebecca B.; b. March 30, 1830, m. Charles D. Matthews, 
a merchant of New York city, Jan. 31, 1849, and has a dau., Lydia, 
b. Nov. 20, 1850. 

54 IIL Chauncey Minot,^ b. March 29, 1833. 

55 IV. Charles Edward/ b.Nov. 21, 1834; d. Jan. 31, 1836. 



i 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 



737 



56 V. Frederick Augustus," b. Jan. 26, 1839; d. March 26, 1841. 

There have been other individuals of the name of Thompson re- 
siding in the "ancient territory," whose relationship with the fore- 
going can not now be traced. 

Ambrose Thompson, ch., John, bap. Oct., 1680; Ambrose, bap. 
Sept., 1 686 ; Sarah, bap. same date. 

Doct. Ebenezer Thompson, of Bethlehem society, m. Mary Judd, 
Oct. 29, 1742. He d. June 11, 1750; his wid. d. in 1752. He is 
the ancestor of the Thompson families now residing in the east part 
of Bethlem. Ch., Levi, b. Dec. 13, 1743, m. Rebecca Leavitt, in 
1772; Amos, bap. Oct. 13, 1745, d. May 8, 1750; Esther, b. Oct. 
14, 1747 ; Mary, b. April 28, 1750. 

Daniel Thompson d. in 1776, leaving brothers and sisters, James, 
Paul, George, Henry, Mary, w. of Thaddeus Minor ; Hannah, w. 
of Bradley, and Comfort, w. of Kasson. 



Henry m. Prudence 
Lucy, b. June 10, 1785. 



-, and had ch., Daniel, b. Jan. 12, 1783 



TROWBRIDGE 



FAMILY.' 




1 The account of this family is reluctantly furnished by Philo il. Trowbridge, Esq., 
of this town, at my solicitation. He has collected much information concerning the 
family, and has, at a late moment, hastily written the following sketch, containing 
only a part of what he has in his possession. He is desirous that any person possess- 
ing information relating to the family, would communicate it to him at Woodbury, 
Conn., with full dates of births, man-iages, deaths, change of residence, &c., as he 
may at a future time present to the world an extended history of the name, 

57 



738 HISTORY OF ANCIENT -WOODBURY. 

" Or, over water, in base, on a bridge of three arches in fesse, 
embattled, a tower ppr., thereon hoisted a broad pendant, flying to- 
wards the sinister, a canton az. charged with two keys in saltier, 
ward upward, gold. Crest — A dexter arm, embowed, habited az., 
holding a flag staff erect, thereon a broad pendant o^ the last 
charged with two keys, in saltier, as in the arms." 

The name of Trowbridge is of high antiquity in England, as per- 
sons bearing this name are found to have lived during the reign of 
William the Conqueror. The first of the name are found in Trow- 
bridge, a market town and parish in Wiltshire co., England, which 
town received its name from that of one of the family, being their 
residence for many centuries, and the property of one of the name 
in the reign of Edward I. The name of Trowbridge first appear^ in 
" Doomsday Book." Trowbridge formerly had a castle, but no 
traces of it now remain. It was besieged by Stephen about A. D. 
1135. 

A younger branch of the Devonshire family of Trowbridge seems 
to have settled in Somersetshire, as early as 1541. They resided at 
Taunton in that county. From this branch sprang the Trowbridges 
of America. That the Taunton family descended from that of De- 
vonshire is sufiiciently proved by their arms being precisely the same 
as those seen in the stained glass window in the chancel of St. James' 
Church, Devonshire. 

Thomas Trowbridge' the progenitor, probably, of all of the name in 
America, emigrated from Taunton, Somersetshire, England, to this 
country about 1636. He brought with him two sons, viz., 2. Thomas,^ 
and 3. William,^ settled at Dorchester, Mass., where another son (4. 
Dea. James^) was born in 1636. Thence he removed with his 
family in 1639, to New Haven, Conn., where he purchased lands, 
built houses, was a merchant, and after a few years, (in 1645,) return- 
ed to England, leaving his " Sons, Houses, Goods, Lots, estates and 
chattels in trust with his steward or servant, Henry Gibbons," but 
this man shamefully neglected them, and " a friend of Mr. Trow- 
bridge took these three sons to educate and bring up in the fear of 
the Lord, and when Mr. Trowbridge comes back, he will leave it 
with the court to determine what is equal for it." Mr. Trowbridge 
did not return, but wrote often to his sons and the authorities of New 
Haven to bring Gibbons to account for his breach of trust. He ex- 
ecuted a power of attorney Jan. 19, 1662, to his sons " Thomas, Wil- 
liam and James, [the last being described of Dorchester, Mass,] to 
receive of all persons, Claims, Houses, &c., to bring to account and 
punish Gibbons." This instrument was brought to the governor and 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT -WOODBURT. 739 

court, and proved. Gibbons was also brought before them, when 
" he said he had rendered the account as well as he could, but it was 
many years since." The secretary was ordered to examine records, 
&c. In a short time Gibbons died, but he made over by will to 
Thomas the eldest son, all his possessions. Mr. Trowbridge died at 
Taunton, England, about Feb. 7, 1672. His sons, as soon as they 
attained their majority, became men of influence and possessed large 
estates. 

Thomas,^ (2) the eldest son, remained at New Haven, was a mer- 
chant. He was b. in 1632, m. Sarah, dau. of Mr. Henry Ruther- 
ford of New Haven, where many of his descendants are still found. 
He died in 1702, leaving a large estate. His son Thomas, b. in 1663, 
d. 1711, m. Mary, dau. of Mr. John Winston, and had Daniel, b. 1703 ; 
d. 1752. Graduated at Yale College, m. Mabel, dau. of Mi*. Francis 
Brown, and had Rutherford, b. 1744; m. Dorcas Hitchcock, dau. of 
Mr. Amos Hitchcock, and had, Henry, b. July 30, 1781, m. Harriet, 
dau. of Ezekiel Hayes, and d. Oct. 7, 1849. He was a shipping mer- 
chant, arid founded the house of Henry Trowbridge and Sons. Since 
his decease, the business is continued by his sons, (Thomas R., Hen- 
ry, Ezekiel H. and "Winston J.,) under the firm of Henry Trow- 
bridge's Sons. They are more extensively engaged in the West 
India trade than any other house in the state. Of these, three 
reside at New Haven. The last named, Winston J., resides at Bar- 
badoes. Thomas R. has made quite extensive researches for informa- 
tion referring to the family, both in this country and England, and 
has procured very many valuable facts during his investigation. 

Dea. James- (4) left New Haven and settled in Dorchester, Mass., 
about 1658. He removed thence to Newton, where he died May 22, 
1717. In his v/ill he speaks of his father-in-law, Maj. Humphrey 
Atherton, and refers to rights he (James) had in Dorchester by his 
father Thomas. The ch. of Dea. James, were, 

1. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 12, 1660. 

2. Mindwell, b. June 20, 1662. 

3. John, b. May 22, 1664. 

4. Margaret, b. April 30, 1G66. 

5. Thankful, b. March 6, 1668. 

6. Mary, b. June 11, 1670. 

7. Hannah, b. June 15, 1672. 

8. Experience, b. Nov. 1, 1675. 

9. Thomas, b. Dec. 9, 1677, was father of Judge Edmund, "of 
whom it has been asserted, that he was the most profound lawyer in 



740 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBUBY. 

New England prior to the Revolution.' He also was ancestor of Doct. 
Josiah Trowbridge of Buifalo, N. Y., of which city the latter has 
been mayor. 

10. Deliverance, b. Dec. 31, 1679. 

11. James, b. Sept. 20, 1682. 

12. William, b. Nov. 19, 1684. He is the ancestor of Otis Trow- 
bridge, Esq., of Newton, Mass., who possesses much valuable infor- 
mation referring to this branch of the family. 

13. Abigail, b. April 11, 1687. 

14. Rev. Caleb, b. Nov. 7, 1692, settled at Groton, Mass., and 
died Sept. 9, 1760. 

William^ (3) remained at New Haven, was a planter, afterward 
master and owner of a vessel trading to Fayal. He is the ancestor 
of those of the name residing in Danbury and vicinity, and of 
those at Litchfield and " Ancient Woodbury." His descendants 
also are found in many parts of the country. He m. 1. Mrs. or Miss 
Sullivant at Milford, June 9, 1656; m. 2. Elizabeth Lamberton, and 
d. in 1690. A grand-dau. of Mr. Trowbridge, m. Rev. Mr. Wood- 
bridge, who gave name to the present town of Woodbridge." 

5 I. William,^ b. Sept. 12, 1657. 

6 II. Thomas,^^^ b. Oct. 3, 1659. 

7 III. Elizabeth,^ b. May 5, 1661. 



1 See Blake's Biographical Dictionary; also Farmer. 

2 Cotton Mather in his Magnalia, records the following interposition of Divink 
Providknce, which he says is " attested beyond all contradiction." 

" The Dolphins and the Lord's day. 
" On the 16th of October in this present year, 1697, there aTrived at New Haven, a 
sloop of about 50 Tons, whereof Jlr. William Trowbridge was master, the vessel be- 
longed unto New Haven, the persons on board were 7, and 17 long weeks had they 
now spent since they came from their Port, which was Fayal. By so unusual tedious 
a passage, a terable famine unavoidably came upon them, and for the five last weeks 
of their voyage, they were so destitute of all food, that through faintness they would 
have chosen death rather than life. But they were a praying and pious company, 
and when these poor men cried unto the Lord, he heard and saved them. God sent 
his Dolphins to attend them, and of these they catch'd still one every day which was 
enough to serve them, only Saturdays they still catch'd a couple, and on the Lord's 
Days they could catch none at all. With all possible skill and care, they could not 
supply themselves with the fish in any other number or order, and in deed with an 
Holy blush, at last they left off trying to do any thing on the Lord's Days, when they 
were so well supplied on the Saturdays. Thus the Lord kept feeding a company 
who put their trust in him, as he did his Israel with his manna, and thus they contin- 
ued till the Dolphins came to that change of water where they used to leave the ves- 
sels, then they 80 strangely sun-ender'd themselves, that the company took 27 of them, 
which not only supplied them till they came ashore, but also some of them were 
brought ashore dry'd as a monument of the Divine benignity." 



HISTORY OP ANCIENT AVOODBURT. 741 

8 IV. James,^ b. March 21, 1664. 

9 V. Margaret/ b. June 1, 1666. 

10 VI. Hannah,^ b. July 6, 1668. 

11 VII. Samuel,^ 12 VIIL AbigaiP, (twins,) b. Oct. 7, 1670. 
This Samuel was father of the Samuel who d. in New Fairfield, - 
Conn., Nov. 24, 1782, and was the progenitor of most of the name now 
residing at Danbury and Bethel.' The following was taken from 
Samuel Jr's family record, contained in his Bible, which is in posses- 
sion of his great-grandson, Samuel Trowbridge, Esq., of Hamburg, 
S. C. 

" Samuel Trowbridge born was he, 
In seventeen Hundred you may see. 
The month of August he was born, 
The six and twentieth in ye morn." 
" Samuel Trowbridge, Jan., born August ye 26, 1700." 

13 IX. Mary,^b. Oct. 12, 1672. 
13^ X. Joseph,^ b. 1676. 

James" (3) m. 1. Nov. 8, 1688, Lydia Alsop ; m. 2. Hester 
Howe, Sept. 9, 1691. He had a son, 

14. James,* b. Sept. 13, 1689, who d. in 1740, leaving a son, 

15. Samuel,5 who chose Benjamin St. John of Norwalk for his 
guardian in 1640-1. This Samuel m. a dau. of Rev. John Eells, of 
New Canaan, Conn., and settled in Bedford, West Chester co., N. Y. 
Children, 

16 I. James,® m. and had, 1. Samuel, resides at Sing Sing, has ch. 
2. John, had a family and d. in N. Y ; 3. George, d, unm. ; 4. Polly, 
m. Osser ; 5. Hannah ; 6. Betsey, m. Davis ; 7. Cathe- 
rine, m. McCord. 

" II. John,° b. in 1752 ; came to "Woodbury in 1778 or '9. 

18 III. Lydia,® m. Smith. Ch., 1. John; 2. Richard, had a 

grandson, Richard Trowbridge Smith, whose name was changed to 
Richard Smith Trowbridge, and resides in Philadelphia ; 3. Anna, 

m. Potter; 4. Hannah, m. 1. Penier, 2. Joseph Tuthill, 

and resides in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

19 IV. Samuel," m. Clarissa Reymond ; lived in Bedford. Ch., 
1. Stephen, m. and resides in Monticello, N. Y., has ch.; 2. James 
Harvey, m. Eliza Canfield, is dec'd. Ch., Doct. Israel L., James H. 
and Elizabeth, all m., reside in Bedford ; 3. Henry, m. Charlotte 
Purdy, resides in New York; 4. Jeremiah, m. Fountain, d. in 



1 A tradition exists in this branch of the family, that their ancestor came from 
Scotland. It is believed to be Uke most other traditions, without foimdation. 



742 "^ HISTORY OP ANCIENT WOODBUKT. 

Bedford, left ch.; 5. Alexander, lives in Peeksfcill, has a family ; 6- 
Abigail, m. Walter Keeler, has four ch.; 7. Clarissa, m. Whedon 

Fowler, and has four ch.; 8. Edwin, m. Mead, has one ch.; 9. 

Anjaline, m. WilUams, is dec'd ; 10. Samuel, m., has ch., re- 
sides in New York. 

John*' (17) settled in the south part of Woodbury ; m. Esther, 
dau. of Preserved Strong, and grand-daughter of Rev. Anthony Stod- 
dard. He remained a few years in Woodbury proper, removed 
thence to Roxbury soc, in 1798. His wife, Esther, d. Sept. 13, 
1807, aged 45. He m. 2. Widow Elizabeth Logan, of Washington, 
July 2, 1811, and d. May 5, 1826. His widow, Elizabeth, d. in 
1848. Children, 

20 I. James,^ b. 1784 ; m. Sarah Wakeley, and was killed in- 
stantly by a fall, Oct. 9, 1838; no issue. His widow wenttoMur- 
raysville, Ohio, and d. there June 9, 1840, aged 52. 

l\ 11. Edmund,^ b. Dec. 4,1786. 

22 III. Fanny,"^ b. 1790 ; m. in 1817, Rev. F. Harrison.^ Ch., 
1. Harriet C; 2. Fanny S., d. Oct. 2, 1831 ; 3. William R.,m. Mar. 
25, 1846, Susan L., dau. of Dea. Adam C. Kasson, and resides in 
Bethlem ; 4. E. Eliza, m. Theodore Bird ; 5. Caroline F., m. Sam- 
uel, brother of Theodore — sons of Dea. Joshua Bird, of Bethlem. 
f, IV. John,^ b. Nov., 1788. 

24 V. Anna,^b. in 1792; d. Sept. 20, 1810. 

25 VI. Mary,"' b. Nov. 14, 1796; m. Nov. 13, 1816, Samuel W. 
Baldwin.- Ch., Samuel T., b. April, 1821, m. Emeline L. Castle in 
1841 ; Charles, d. Oct. 4, 1830 ; Charles W., b. April, 1834. 

i? VII. Charles Strong,^ b.in 1798. 

27 VIII. Caroline,^ b. April, 1802 ; m. Dec, 1820, Harmon Bald- 
win, of Washington, brother of Samuel W., above ; has one child, 
George R. T., b. 1822 ; m. Sarah Smith, of Northfield, in 1848. 

Edmund'' (21) m. Esther L., dau. of Adna Mallory, May 4, 
1809. Ch., 

28 I. Philo Mallory,^ b. Aug. 4, 1810; m. Sept. 18, 1837, Sarah 
Earl, dau. of Lemuel Akin, dec'd, of Norfolk, Conn., she being great- 
grand-dau. of Henry Akin, who emigrated from Londonderry, Ire- 



1 Jlr. Harrison m. 1. Betsey Bunnell, of North Branford, who d. March 31, 1816, aged 
34, leaving two daughters, Jlary A. and Betsey B. Mary A. m. Rev. K. Manning 
Chipman, now of Guilford, Conn. Betsey B. m. Robert To-vrasend, formerly of Mid- 
dlebury, now of New Haven. 

2 He is son of Samuel, whose father, Enos Baldwin, came from Jlilford, Conn. ; set- 
tled on the hill west of the Shepaug River, near Ferry's bridge in Washington. 



HISTORT OF ANCIENT TTOODBURT. 743 

land, in ^1710; landed at Boston, Mass., where he m. Isabel, dau. of 
Rev. Mr. Holmes. He afterward located at Middletown, Conn., and 
d. there in old age. She is also fourth in descent from Sarah Earl, 
(from whom she received her name,) who m..David Johnson, in En- 
gland. Johnson and his wife came to this country, settled in Dur- 
ham, Conn., where she was shot by an Indian, while standing in the 
door of their dwelling, and immediately expired. 

29 II. Charles Samuel,^ b. May 4, 1812 ; m. July 30, 1834, Ann 
Jennet, dau. of John Hurlbut, of Woodbury, who d. Oct. 15, 1835, 
aged 23. He m. 2. Sept. 5, 1836, Julia Ann, dau. of Dea. David 
Mills, of Auburn, N. Y., where he now resides. Ch., Hellen Mills, 
b. Jan. 27, 1840 ; Charles Augustus, b. Jan. 30, 1843 ; Juha Frances, 
Oct. 24, 1844 ; all three born in Tecumseh, Mich.; David Henry, b. 
at Auburn, Aug. 29, 1851. 

30 III. Fanny Caroline," b. June 18, 1817. 

31 IV. Francis Finch,^ b. Aug. 14, 1830 ; d. Oct. 5, 1836. 

John'' (23) m. Mahalah Thompson, and resides in Roxbury. 
Children, 

32 I. Mary Ann," b. April 9, 1817; m. Enoch Ford; has five 
ch.; resides in Bridgewater. 

33 II. John," b. Dec. 25, 1819 ; m. in 1846, Louisa J. Treat, of 
Milford ; has one ch., Henry Treat, b. March 8, 1852. 

34 HI. Eliza," b. Feb. 5, 1823 ; m. Jay Gregory, and resides in 
Salem, Westchester co., N. Y. 

35 IV. George," b. Nov. 18, 1824. 

36 V. Caroline," b. Jan. 13, 1828 ; m. Samuel Thomas, of Rox- 
bury. 

37 VI. William," b. in 1830. 

Charles Strong^ (26) m. Eliza, dau. of David Clark, of New 
Milford. Ch., 

38 I. Charles Edwin," b.May 8, 1835. 

39 II. Mary Marinda," b. Nov. 20, 1836. 

40 III. Esther E.," b. Oct., 1838 ; d. July 5, 1842. 

41 IV. James E.," b. Oct. 18, 1840; d. Feb. 15, 1841. 

42 V. Henry C," b. Dec. 14, 1841 ; d. 1852. 

43 VL Job A.," b. Aug. 14, 1843. 

44 VII. Esther E.," b. July 12, 1845. 

45 VIII. WilHam F.," b. March 22, 1848. 

46 IX. Sarah H.," b. June 25, 1850 ; d. Oct. 6, 1851. 

47 X. Sarah," b. Feb. 10, 1853. 

Joseph Trowbridge, of West Haven — probable descendant of Wil- 



744 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

liam,^ (3) — settled in Southbury society, about 1740, m. Trial More- 
house, April 15, 1741. He had a sister Sally, who m. David John- 
son, of Southbury, in 1755. Joseph, in his old age, resided with his 
son, Doct. Joseph Trowbridge, of Danbury, where he died. His ch. 
were, 

1. Lieut. Elihu, a Revolutionary soldier, who d. unm. 

2. Lorana, m. David Woodin. 

3. Ruth, m. David Mallory, Sept. 3, 1778. 

4. Anna, m. Nov. 16, 1772, Joel Hicock, of "Washington. 

5. Philoman, m. Eunice Hicock. 

6. Sarah, bap. Jan. 29, 1755, m. Ephraim Stiles, May 7, 1780. 

7. Doct. Joseph, bap. Nov. 8, 1761; removed to Danbury; d. 
leaving daughters. 

Of the above, Philoman removed to Clinton, N. Y., with his fam- 
ily, where some of his descendants now reside. Ch., 

1. Elihu, bap. March 11, 1781 ; m. Lois Curtiss, Oct. 18, 1802. 

2. Sally, bap. March 11, 1781 ; d. young. 

3. Eli, bap. Nov. 3, 1782 ; now living in Clinton, N. Y., and has 
a family. 

4. Pheba, bap.Jan. 28, 1784. 5. Cyrus. 6. Polly. 



WALKER FAMILY. 

Richard, John and Robert Walker, were admitted freemen in Bos- 
ton, in 1632. 

1. Robert Walker,* was born about 1606, and was living in Boston 
June 10, 1684. He had six sons, as follows : 

^ I. Zechariah,^ b. in Boston, 1637. 



3 II. John,= 


iC 


u 


1639; d. there June 6, 1663 


10 III. Jacob,^ 


ii 


u 




5 IV. Joseph,'' 


u 


ii 


1646; d. in 1655. 


6 V. Eliakim,^ 


u 


ii 


1652. 


1*6 VI. Joseph,- 


u 


ii 




Rev. Zechariah2 


(2)m. 


Susannah , who d. April 26, 



He was a Presbyterian clergyman at Jamaica, L. L, from 1668 to 
1668 ; was ordained pastor over the second church in Stratford, May 
5, 1670; removed his family to Woodbury, June 27, 1678. He d. 
Jan. 20, 1699-1700. Ch. 

1^9 I. Zechariah,^ bap. May 22, 1670 ; settled in Woodbury, 



HISTORY OP ANCIENT \rOODBUKT. 745 

9 11. Abigail,^ bap. May 22, 1C70. 

10 III. Elizabethj^* b. March 1, 1674-5. 

Jacob^ (4) m. Widow Elizabeth Blackman, Dec. 6, 1070, and 
settled at Stratford. Ch., 

11 I. Samuelj^* b. Nov. 7, 1671. 

12 II. Mosesj^'bap. Dec, 1073. 

13 III. John,^ b. Oct. 29, 1074; m. Tabitha Wooster, Oct. 15, 
1705. 

14 IV. Elizabeth,' bap. July, 167G. 

15 V. Mary ,3 b. Jan. 1, 1078-9. 

10 VI. Mercy,^ b. March 11, 1681. 

Joseph" (7) settled at Stratford ; m. Abigail . Ch., 

17 I. Robert,' bap. May 22, 1670 ; m. Ruth Wilcockson, Aug. 1, 
1695. 

18 II. Sarah,' bap. May 22, 1670. 

19 III. Abigail, Feb., 1671-2. 

Dea. Zechariah' (8) m. Elizabeth, dau. of Dea. Samuel Bull. 
He d. Dec. 21, 1753. She d. Dec. 19, 1749. Ch., 

20 I. Mary,^ bap. Jan., 1689 ; m. Lieut. Joseph Judson, Feb. 13, 
1700-7. 

21 II. Abigail,^ bap. Sept., 1691; m. Valentine Prentice. 
ti III. Timothy,* bap. June, 1693. 

^ IV. Josiah,* bap. Sept., 1694. ♦ 

24 V. Joseph,* d. unm. in 1727. (See Probate Rec.) 

25 VI. Zechariah,*' b. May 14, 1702; m. Margaret . She 

d. June 16, 1782 ; had one ch., Joseph, who d. unm. 

% VII. Peter,* b. Oct. 24, 1706. 

27 VIII. Elizabeth,' b. Dec. 16, 1708; m. Caleb Martin, June 
26, 1729. 

28 IX. Gideon,* b. Dec. 16,1711 ; m. Mary Munn, Nov. 6, 1735, 
who d. April 6, 1793. He d. April 30, 1781 ; had no ch., but adopt- 
ed the following : I. Esther,* m, Zimri Moody. II. Zechariah.* 

Capt. Timothy* (22) m. Sarah ; d. June 15, 1786. Ch., 

29 I. Elisha,* b. Feb. 7, 1724; m. Isabel Ward, Nov. 2, 1752 ; 
she d. Aug. 11, 1790. Ch., I. Anna,'' b. Aug. 25, 1753. 11. Eliza- 
beth,^ bap. July 9, 1758. III. Elisha,« bap. Dec. 16, 1764. 

30 II. Sarah,* bap. Nov. 7, 1725. 

31 III. Elizabeth,* b. Sept., 1728. 
' I] IV. Joseph,* b. Feb. 13, 1731. 
33 V. Timothy,* b. Dec. 14, 1732. 

58 



746 HISTORY OP ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

34 VI. Samuel/ bap. Api'il 11, 1736 ; bad a son Asa, who d. in 
1759. 

35 Vn. Gideon,* b. April 27, 1739. 

36 VIII. Mary,* bap. Aug. 23, 1741. 

37 IX. Abigail,* bap. April 2G, 1747. 

Josiah* (23) m. Dec. 24, 1719, Phebe Hurlbut, and removed 
to Litchfield. Ch., 

38 I. David,* b. Sept. 18. 1720. 

39 II. Josiah.* 

40 III. Lucy.* 

41 IV. Phebe,* b. Sept. 19, 1728; m. Daniel Beers, Aug. 9, 
1750. 

42 V. Zeeheriah.* 

43 VI. Susannah,* m. Abner Mallory. 

Peter* (26) m. 1. Mary , who died April 4, 1740 ; m. 2. 

Ehoda Sherman, Nov. 13, 1740. He died in 1788. Ch., 

44 I. Elizabeth,* b. April 28, 1734, m. David Minor. 

45 IL John,* b. Dec. 13, 1735, d. May, 1760. 

46 in. Joanna,* b. Sept. 25, 1737, m. 1. Richard Peet; m. 2. 

Wilmot ; m. 3. Jehiel Preston. 

47 IV. Peter,* bap. May 21, 1739. 

48 V. Mary,* b. March, 1740, d. April 3, 1740. 

49 VI. Mary,* b. Oct. 23, 1741, m. Jonathan Stoughton, Nov. 12, 
1761. 

50 VII. Kezia,* bap. Dec. 11, 1743, m. 1. Hungerford; m. 

2. Sheldon Clark. 

51 VIIL Peter,* bap. Oct. 27, 1745, d. Oct. 6, 1749. 

52 IX. Rhoda,* bap. Feb. 14, 1748. 

l^xSoda,* } ^"^"^' ^- ^^y 1^' '^^'- m. Jeremiah Burton. 

1^ XII. Samuel,* bap. April 1, 1753. 

56 XIII. Susanna,* bap. July 27, 1755, m. Jacob Linley. 
Joseph* (32) had the following children : 

L Joseph,^ bap. Nov. 11, 1753. II. Simeon," bap. Jan. 11, 1756. 
IIL Caleb,'' bap. March 8, 1759. IV. Phebe," bap. Nov. 4, 1764. 
V. Caleb," bap. March 30, 1760. VI. Mary," bap. June 4, 1769. 
VIL Timothy," bap. Jan. 6, 1773. VIIL Reuben," b. 1777, m. Ar- 
milla, daughter of Dea. Matthew Minor, and died Oct. 20, 1851, aged 
74 ; children, Theodore W., Joseph F., Augusta, m. John Bacon, 
John, went south, Nathaniel, resides in Oxford, and others. IX. 
Elizabeth, bap. Dec. 14, 1780. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT -WOODBITRY. 747 

Peter' (oo) m. Annis Minor; children, 1. Electa, m. Jonathan 
Spicer. II. Rhoda, m. John Root. III. Betsey, m. Elijah Judson. 
IV. Keziah, m. Asa Judson, Dec. 6, 1820. V. Caroline, m. Gould 

Camp. VI. Olive, m. Pine, from the state of N. Y. VII. 

Guy, m. Oct. 16, 1811, Nancy Lum, had one child, Harriet, who m. 
Loren Forbes, has children, Mary W. and William. VIII. Annis, 
m. Jonathan Baker. IX. Laura, m. Asahel Hurd. X. Rebecca, 
m. Asahel Hurd. 

SamueP (55) m. Abia Judson, removed to Manchester, Vermont ; 
children, I. Mary, m. Nathan Warner. II. Laura, m. Walter Jen- 
nings. III. John, m. Anna Roberts. IV. Horatio, m. Rhoda Pur- 
dy, resides in Vt. V. Sally, m. Jabez Hawley. VI. Catherine, m. 
Cyrus Munson. VII. Hiram, m. Lucy Harris. 



WHEELER FAMILY. 

Farmer informs us that thirty distinct families of the name of 
Wheeler resided at Concord, Mass., between 1650 and 1680. John, 
of Concord, went to Fairfield, Conn., in 1644. 1. John,* of Strat- 
ford, probably a son of John, of Fairfield, was a signer of the funda- 
mental articles for the settlement of Woodbury, removed early to the 
latter place, and d. May 12, 1704. His children by his wife Ruth, 
are found to have been, 

2 L Sarah,- b. Feb. 24, 1663-4. 

3 II. Elizabeth,- b. Feb., 1669, m. Burritt. 

4 in. Mary,-^bap. Jan. 19, 1670, d. 1701, unm. 

I IV. Thomas,^ bap. May 25, 1673, m. Sarah Stiles, Aug. 20, 
1701, who was dau. of Benjamin Stiles. He was killed by the fall 
of a tree, March 2, 1728. 

6 V. Ruth,- b. June 30, 1679, m. John Richardson, of Waterbury, 
April 23, 1701. 

7 VL Dinah,'^ bap. 1681, m. Ephraim Tuttle, Feb. 13, 1706-7. 

fi Vn. John,^ bap. May, 1684, m. Ruth, dau. of Benjamin Stiles, 
Nov. 4, 1704, and d. May 19, 1727. 
Thomas2 (5) had 
9 I. Prudence,^' b. Sept. 19, 1702, m. Isaac Tuttle, Jan. 10, 1729. 

II IL Benjamin,3b. July 21, 1706, m. Mary Waller, Oct. 3, 1729. 
^J m. Lemuel,^ bap. Jan., 1711, m. Bethia Bronson, Aug. 14 

1729, d. 1782. 



748 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

l^ IV. Thomas,^ b. June 13, 1715, m. Eunice . 



13 V. Obadiah,^ b. Nov. 11, 1716, died young. 
13i VI. Sarah,=^ b. Aug. 1, 1719. 

14 VII. Mary,3b. Aug., 1725. 

Jolin=^ (8) had 
\l I. Caleb,=^b. March 21, 1704, m. Ruth . 

16 II. Abigail,^^ b. Feb. 15, 1707. 

17 III. Obadiah,3 b. May 28, 1709, drowned Oct. 1, 1715. 

^4' IV. SamueV b. June 24, 1712, m. Abigail , who d. 1792 ; 

he d. 1786. 

19 V. Lois,^ b. March 10, 1714, d. young. 

20 VI. Lois,^ b. May 2, 1716, m. Olive Atwood, Nov. 12, 1740. 

fi'i VII. Obadiah,3 bap. April 27, 1718, m. Agnes Tuttle, May 12, 
1740, d. 1806. 

?5 VIII. John,3b.March5, 1720, m. Delilah Sanford, Jan. 3, 1752, 
who d. Feb. 6, 1802. He d. May 22, 1811. 

23 IX. Jesse,^bap. April 22, 1722, m. and had adau. Sarah. 

24 X. Seth,3b. 1724, lived in Bethlem, d. 1746, unm. 

Benjamin'^ (10) had 

25 I. JoseplV b. July 20, 1730. 

26 II. Mercy,^ b. Feb. 27, 1733, d. 1751. 

27 III. Benjamin,^ bap. Oct. 26, 1735, d. young. 

28 IV. Bathsheba,'* b. Feb., 1739. 

29 V. Caleb,* bap. Dec. 19, 1740. 

30 VI. Abigail,-* bap. Jan. 5, 1748. 

LemueP (11) had 
?^ I. Obadiah,* b. June 27, 1730, m. Mary Manvill, March 25, 1756. 

32 II. Prudence,'^ b. June 26, 1732, m. Nathan Baldwin, March 
28, 1757. 

33 III. Sarah,'' bap. Sept. 2, 1737, d. Oct., 1749. 

34 IV. Amos,* bap. May 3, 1741. 

35 V. David,* bap. May 11, 1746. 

36 VI. Asa,* bap. Sept. 10, 1749. 

37 VII. Justus.* 

Thomas' (12) had 

38 I. Noah,* b. June 6, 1743. 

39 II. Chloe,* bap. Feb. 2, 1746. 

40 in. Seth,* bap. April 2, 1749. 

Ens. Calebs (15) had 

41 I. Sarah,* b. Sept., 1727. 

42 XL Ruth,* b. July, 1729, d. 1730. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURT. 749 

43 III. Caleb," bap. Oct. 17, 1731, d. June, 1737. 

44 IV. Simeon,* b. Nov., 1733. 

45 V. Preserved,* bap. March 28, 1736, m. Lucy Parks, May 1, 
1757, d. 1769. 

46 VI. Caleb,* b. Nov. 9, 1737, d. Feb., 1738. 

47 VII. David,* b. Sept. 13, 1739. 

48 VIII. John,* b. Oct. 14, 1741, m. Lois Dudley, in 1763, and 
had a daughter Lydia. 

49 IX. Peter,* b. April 16, 1744. 

50 X. Gideon,'' bap. March 13, 1745, 

51 XL Martha,* bap. April 27, 1746. 

52 XIL Abigail,* bap. June 30, 1748. 

53 XIII. Ashbel,* bap. Nov. 12, 1749. 

54 XIV. Ruth,* bap. April 5, 1712. 

SamueP (18) had 

55 I. Justus,* bap. Oct. 8, 1733. 

56 II. Mabel,* bap. Aug. 4, 1735, m. Pierce. 

57 III. Patience,* m. Ambrose Sperry. 

58 IV. Ann,* bap. Sept. 14, 1743, m. Parmlee Allen, July 21, 
1768. 

59 V. Ruth,* bap. March 24, 1745, m. Nehemiah St. John. 
^ VI. Seth,* bap. July 26, 1747, m. and had a family. 

Obadiahs (21) had 
% 1. Truman,* b. Nov. 26, 1741. 
62 IL Martha,* b. July 12, 1742. 
II IIL Adin,* b. Nov. 20, 1743. 

64 IV. Gideon,* b. July 27, 1745, 

65 V. Betty,* b. May 15, 1747, d. Jan. 26, 1752. 

66 VL Olive,* b. Sept. 21, 1749, d. Jan. 14,1752. 

67 VII. Currence,* b. Jan. 20, 1752, d. same day. 

68 VIIL Obadiah,* b. May 1, 1753. 

69 IX. Betty,* b. Jan. 1, 1755,m. Jude Moulthrop, July 30,1777. 

70 X. Olive,* bap. Jan. 5, 1757, m. Samuel Drakeley, Oct. 2, 
1777. 

John' (22) had 

71 I. Amos,* b. Jan. 18, 1753. 

72 IL Elizabeth,* b. Oct. 11, 1754, m. WilUam Hues, 1781. 

73 IIL Rachel,* b. Jan. 14, 1757, m. Stevens. 

74 IV. Daniel,-! b. Aug. 3, 1758. 

75 V. Annis,* bap. May 4, 1760. 

76 VI. Zaphar Sanford,^ bap. May 6, 1764. 



750 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

77 VII. Ruth/ bap. April 2, 1766. 

78 VIII. Amarillis," bap. Jan. 26, 1772, m. Hezekiah Gilbert, 
Feb. 10, 1793. 

OT IX. John,^ m. Thankful Beecher. t 

Obadiah^ (31) had 

80 I. Sarah,5 ^^^^ -peh. 13, 1757. 

81 II. Mary,= b. Sept. 2, 1758. 

^^i III. Asa,^ b. Oct. 15, 1760, m. Abigail Tyler, 1781. 

83 IV. Ebenezer,^ b. Nov. 28, 1762, ra. Love Curtiss, in 1789. 

ill V. Amos,^ b. Dec. 12, 1764, m. Eeny Booth, Nov. 13, 1793. 

85 VI. Job,5 b. Feb. 12, 1767, m. Molly Mallory, 1789. 

86 VII. Ruth,5 b. March 17, 1769. • 

87 VIII. David,^ b. June 22, 1771, d. Feb. 16, 1774. 

88 IX. Aremynta,5 b. March 10,1781. 

Seth* (60) had 

89 I. Hinman,^ b. April 21, 1768. 

Z II. Seth Noble,^ b. Jan. 28, 1772, m. Olive Mitchell, Feb. 19, 
1795. 

Truman" (61) had 
fi^2 I. Truman,^ m. Nancy Burritt, Nov. 18, 1806, d. Oct. 3, 1843. 
Dea. Adin^ (63) had 

92 I. Currence,* bap. Aug. 5, 1778, m. Joel F. Benedict. 

93 II. Lois,^ bap. Aug. 5, 1778. 

94 III. Clarissa,^ bap. Aug. 5, 1778. 

95 IV. Agnes,* bap. Aug. 5, 1778, m. Sheldon Bristol, Feb. 17, 
1811. 

96 V. Estlier,'^ b. July 9, 1780, m. Benjamin Hurd. 

97 VI. Adin,' b. Sept. 16, 1795. 

John^ (79) had 

98 I. John L.,5 b. July 31, 1805. 

99 II. Francis,^ b. Feb. 28, 1808. 

100 III. Ransom B.,^ b. Jan. 25, 1810. 

101 IV. Philander,* b. May 25, 1811. 

102 V. Mariette,* b. Dec. 2, 1812. 

103 VI. William E.,*b. May 7, 1814. 

104 VII. Mariette T.,* b. May 17, 1817, m. Doct. William C. Cat- 
lin, 1840. 

Asa* (82) had 

105 I. LemueV who d. June 11, 1789. | 
Amos* (84) had 

106 I. SaUy,« b. Oct. 17, 1793. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 751 

107 n. MinervcV b. Aug. 13, 1795. 

108 TIL Amos,« b. Nov. 30, 1797. 

109 IV. Leorany,« b. Sept. 20, 1799. 
Setlj Noble^ (89) bad 

110 I. Betsey, b. Oct. 22, 1798, m. Peter C. Oakley. 

111 IT. Eunice, b. May 15, 1805, m. Matthew E. Mitchell, 1823. 

112 III. Sarah, b. May 8, 1807. 
Truman'* (91) had 

113 I. Sarah Ann, b. May 30, 1808, m. Albert G. Ambler, Nor. 
25, 1829. 

114 II. Mary Ann, b. Aug. 21, 1811, m. Ebenezer Hurd, Nov. 
18, 1834. 

115 III. Burritt T., b. June 13, 1813. 

116 IV. Truman B., b. Nov. 1, 1819. 

117 V. Harriet M., b. April 4, 1820. 

118 VI. Flora N., b. Nov. 24, 1822. 

Lt. Samuel Wheeler, probably son of Samuel, of Stratford, settled 
in the south-east section of " Ancient "Woodbury," about 1740. We 
are informed by his descendants, that he had ten children, all of 
whom died young, except two. The following is from record : Rob- 
ert, son of Lt. Samuel, b. 1746 ; Agnes, d. Aug. 2, 1764, aged 16; 
Abigail, wife of Lt. Samuel, d. June 15, 1792. He d. Dec. 24, 1799 
aged 81. 

Robert above named m. Ruth , who d. May 15, 1788. He d. 

April 17, 1782. His children Avere, Samuel, b. July 2, 1769 ; Elisha, 
b. Jan. 29, 1771 ; Moses, b. March 4, 1773 ; Sarah, b. July 10, 1776, 
m. Isaac Riggs ; James, b. March 3, 1779, m. Hannah Booth, and d. 
Aprils, 1805 ; Joseph, b. July 3, 1781, d. July 31, 1793. 

Samuel, eldest son of Robert, m. Phebe Glover, of Newtown, and 
had Maria, who m. Washburn ; Betsey, who m. Oi-Iando Ca- 
bles, and Birdsey G., who d. Feb. 18, 1838, aged 30, unm. 

Elisha, second son of Robert, m. 1. Mehetable Smith, who d. Jan. 
19, 1795 ; m. 2. Deborah Booth, Jan. 1, 1799 ; children, Elvira, b. 
April 19,1796, m. Eleazer Gidney,and d. Oct. 8, 1822. 

Moses, third son of Robert, m. Betsey Loveland, in 1795, and had 

I. Robert, b. Feb. 13, 1796 ; 2. Joseph, b. Dec. 24, 1797; 3. David, 
who d. in Georgia, Aug. 25, 1822, aged 23 ; 4. James, d. Feb. 11, 
1831, aged 31 ; 5. Henry S. ; 6. Harriet, d. March 9, 1842, aged 31 ; 
7. Willis, d. July 6, 1805, aged 2 ; 8. Willis, d. Sept. 4, 1807, aged 
five months ; 9. Sally, d. July 8, 1813, young ; 10. Elisha, d. young ; 

II. Elisha, b. June 14, 1816. 



752 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

Robert, son of Moses, m. Julia "Washburn, and had Betsey Ann, 
George, Smith, Robert, Elisha find Julia Ann. 

Joseph, son of Moses, m. Mary M. Candee. Ch., Sarah, Maria 
and David. Sarah d. unm. 

Henry S., son of Moses, m. Widow Polly Blagg, and had Harriet 
and Maria. 

Elisha, youngest son of Moses, m. 1. Ann Maria Johnson, April 
13, 1836; vshed. April, 1837; m. 2. Elizabeth Leavenworth, April 
10, 1838. Ch., James, b. March 1, 1837 ; Francis E., b. Oct. 17^ 
1840; Martha E., b. Aug. 12, 1842; Ralph E., b. May 17, 1844- 
Mary S., b. April 26, 1846 ; Henry S., b. Aug. 5, 1848. 



WARNER FAMILY. 

John Warner, of Farmington, died in 1G78-9, leaving ch., among 
whom was John, who settled at Waterbury, and had, John, Ephraim, 
Robert, Ebenezer and Lydia. The last mai-ried Samuel Bronson ; 
John, Jr., d. at Farmington, while on a visit, in 1707. Three of his 
sons settled in Woodbury, viz., Ephraim, Robert and Ebenezer. 

First Family. 
Ephraim Warner had, 1. Ephraim, bap. Nov., 1693 ; 2. Benjamin, 
bap. Aug., 1698. It is probable they emigrated from Woodbury, as 
the records of the territory show nothing more of them. 

Second Family. 
Robert Warner m. 1. Mary Hurlbut, who d. April 14, 1743 ; m. 
2. Sarah Wheeler, April 14, 1744. She d. May 30, 1755. Mr. 
Warner d. 1759. Ch. as follows: 

1. Sarah, bap. July, 1704; d. Jan. 28, 1721. 

2. Mary, bap. July 24, 1707 ; m. Isaac Tuttle, April 15, 1731. 

3. Margaret, b. April 22, 1709; d. Sept. 8, 1711. 

4. John, b. Oct. 27, 1713 ; m. Jemima Hurd, June 11, 1735 ; d. 
Dec. 8, 1785. His ch. were, 

I. Daniel, b. July, 1736, d. same month. II. Sarah, b. Aug. 2G, 1737, m. 
Ephraim Baldwin, 1757. III. Jemima, b. Oct. 2, 1739. IV. Mary, b. April 
22, 1742. Y. Daniel, b. Aug. 26, 1744, m- Ann Stoddard, Feb. 7, 176.5. He 
was killed at the battle of Bennington, July, 1776. Ch., 1. Mary, b. March 27, 
1766 ; 2. Eunice, bap. Sept. 12, 176S ; 3. Daniel, bap. July 5, 1772 ; 4. John, 
bap. July 4, 1773 ; 5. Mary Ann, b. June 7, 1776. VI. Hannah, b. March 20. 
1753. 



HISTORY OP ANCIENT WOODBURT. 753 

5. Nathan, b. Feb. 14, 1717 ; m. Hannah ; he d. July 14, 

1784. He had, 

I. Mary, b. June 23, 1743. II. Rhoda, b. March S, 1745. III. Nathan, b- 
Feb. 13, 1747, m. Lois Armstrong. IV. Robert, bap. June 4, 1749, m. Feb. 
19, 1772, Emma Sherman, and had, 1. Jerusha, b. Feb. 11, 1778; 2. Rhoda, b. 
April 29, 1775; 3. Lucinda, b. May 7, 17S1 ; 4. Robert Sherman, b. March 29, 
17S5. 

6. Silence, bap. Sept. 11, 1720; m. John Hurd, Jan., 1741. 

Third Family. 
Doct. Ebenezer Warner m. Martha Galpin, Dec. 19, 1704, who 
d. April 17, 1745. He d. April 23, 1755. Ch., 1. Ebenezer, b. 
Mar. 18, 1705, m. Elizabeth Hurlbut, Feb., 1729. He d. Aug. 23^ 
1769. Ch., 

I. Ebenezer, bap. Aug. 13, 1732, m. Patience Minor, July 6, 1757, who d. 
Sept. 23, 1774. He d. March 21, ISOO. Ch., 1. David, b. Jan. 3, 1758, m. 
Ruth Baker, Nov. 28, 1784; both d. March, 1S13— their son David d. April 3, 
1813; 2. Ebenezer, b. July 19, 1760, m. Elizabeth Sweet, April 13, 1779, and 
had Ebenezer, Patience, m. David Judson, Stephen, Elizabeth, m. Barnet Haw- 
ley, Polly, m. Simeon Castle ; 3. Gideon, b. Aug. 19, 1762 ; 4. Elizabeth, bap_ 
March 10, 1765, m. Solomon Squire ; 5. Susanna, m. Samuel Bristol. II. Eliz- 
abeth, b. Nov. 17, 1736, d. 1753. III. Martha, b. June 9, 1746, m. Gideon 
Squire, Nov. 19, 1761. 

2. Martha, b. July 23, 1707 ; m. Solomon Squire. 

3. Doct. Benjamin, b. May 6, 1709 ; m. Silence Hurd, Dec. 16, 
1736. She d. Nov. 15, 1785. Their ch. were, 

I. Hannah, b. Aug. 4, 1737, m. Josiah Hawley. II. Doct. Benjamin, b. May, 
1739, m. 1. Rebecca Castle, Nov. 2, 1761 ; m. 2. Jemima Chambers, of New- 
town, and had, 1. Benjamin, 2. Allyn, 3. Rebecca, m. Daggett, 4. Silena, m. 
Asaph Betts, 5. Rhoda, m. Maj. Abraham Bronson. III. Daniel, b. April 12, 
1741, m. Patience Norton in 1765. IV. Col. Seth, b. May 6, 1743, d. Dec. 26, 
1784, m. Hester Hurd, 'and had, Seth, Asahel and Abigail. V. John, b. May 
29, 1745, m. Hurlbut, went to Vermont. VI. Doct. Reuben, bap. March 4, 

1750, m. 1. Eunice , who d. Feb. 7, 1785 ; ch., Reuben and two daughters. ■ 

VII. Elijah, bap. June 30, 1754. VIII. Asahel, m. Rhoda Bassett, and had, 
1. Marvin, 2. Rhoda, m. Benjamin Rumsey, 3. Olive, m. Isaac Newton. IX. 
David, had Daniel, Lucy and Malcolm. X. Tamar, m. Asahel Hurd. 

4. Margaret, b. Dec, 1712 ; m. David Squire, Dec. 20, 1732. 

5. Rebecca, b. Dec. 12, 1715 ; m. Moses Hurlbut, Dec. 25, 1735. 

6. Tamar, b. Feb. 26, 1718; m. Remember Baker. 

7. Lydia, b. Feb., 1720; m. Stephen Judd, March 13, 1751. 

8. Thomas, b. Nov., 1722 ; m. Abigail Prentice, July 4, 1749 ; he 
d. Dec. 17, 1778 ; his widow d. Nov., 1794. Ch., 

I. Deborah, b. July 31, 1751. II. Martha, b. Nov. 3, 1753, m. Gideon Hurl- 
but, Sept. IS, 1772. III. Esther, b. May 21, 1755, m. Amos Leavenworth, 
1779, IV. Samuel, b. Sept. 24, 1756. V. Saul, b. March 12, 175S, m. Abi- 
59 



754 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

gail Keeler, Feb. 15, 17S1, and had, James, Daniel, Sally, Jemima, William 
and Hannah. VI. Sarah, b. Sept. 19, 1759. VII. Thomas, b. April 2S, 1761, 
m. Sarah Thomas, 17S2, d. Jan. 26, 1S36. His widow died April 16, 1S44. 
Ch., Mary, Sally, Thomas, Susan, Lucy, Zella, John, Silas, Moses and Irene. 
VIII. Lydia, bap. Sept. 19, 17G2. IX. Dorcas, bap. May 12, 1765. X. Enos, 
b. May 5, 1787. XI. Abigail, bap. May 27, 1770. 

9. Frances, b. Feb., 1726 ; m. Oviatt. 

10. Rachael, bap. March 23, 1729. 



WAKELEY FAMILY. 

Abner "Wakeley and wife Sarah, had, Henry, b. April 9, 1750 ; 
Eunice, b. Sept. 19, 1752; Sarah, bap. July 14, 1754; Abel, bap. 
Oct. 7, 1759 ; Ann, bap. May 3, 17G1 ; Sarah, bap. Aug. 20, 1763 ; 
Piatt, bap. April 6, 1766; Phebe, bap. Sept. 27, 1767. Abner, the 
father, died 1769. 

Joseph Wakeley, d. June, 1730, leaving his wife, Elizabeth, and 
ch., Daniel and Dinah. Elizabeth, after the death of Mr. Wakeley, 
m. John Squire. Daniel, d. 1748, leaving his wife, Joanna, and dau. 
Tabitha. 



WYATT FAMILY, 



Ensign John Wyatt, one of the signers of the original compact, 
came from Stratford, and settled in " Ancient Woodbury." 

His ch. were, Gershom, bap. Feb. 16, 1679-80; Sarah, bap. Feb., 
1781-2 ; Elizabeth, bap. Aug., 1785 ; Mercy, bap. April, 1787-8. 



WALLER FAMILY 



Joseph Waller came early to Woodbury; d. 1727, "in the great 
sickness;" had a wife, Abigail, and ch., 1. Sarah; 2. Lydia; 3. Abi- 
gail—all three bap. Sept. 25, 1698 ; 4. Joseph, b. April 3, 1701 ; 5. 
Samuel, b. March 18, 1703, had w. Esther, who d. Oct. 6, 1749 ; he 
d. in 1745. Ch., Jane, bap. June 22, 1729; Lydia, bap. April 18, 



HISTOKT OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 755 

1731; Joseph, b. June, 1733; Samuel, b. April 17, 1735; Elijah, 
bap. April 3, 1737; Esther, b. Dec, 1738; David, b. Dec., 1740; 
Martha, bap. July 7, 1745, m. David Atwood, Dec. 17, 1765 ; Peter, 
bap. Aug. 3, 1747. G. Martha, b. Sept. 6, 1705 ; 7. Marj, bap- 
May, 1708, m. Benjamin Wheeler, Oct. 3, 1729 ; 8. Bathsheba, b. 
May 19, 1710 ; 9. Daniel, b. May 23, 1713, d. same month. 

Thomas Waller had. Rose, bap. April, 1714 ; Elizabeth, bap. July, 
1716; Mary, bap. Nov. 9, 1718. 



WARD FAMILY. 

Andrew Ward was admitted freeman in 1633, at Boston. In 
June, 1G35, he was at Wethersfield, and with twenty others, pur- 
chased Stamford. He also with others, made a purchase of Hemp- 
stead, L. I., but in consequence of some difficulty with the Dutch 
government, removed to Fairfield, Conn., and d. Oct., 1G59, leaving 
his wife, Esther, and ch. He was a man of great worth and conse- 
quence in the colony, was frequently united with the governors and 
other most important men on committees of the General Assembly, 
and was the ancestor of a respectable and wealthy family, who reside 
in Hartford. He was father of Andrew, who was father of William, 
who settled at Wallingford, who was father of Zenas, who came to 
"Ancient Woodbury," and m. 1. Mary Bates, 1743, who d. Sept. 25, 
IV GO ; m. 2. Patience Squire. Ch,, Bethuel, b. April 8, 1744 ; Ma- 
cock, b. Nov. 6, 1745; Mary,b. Oct. 26, 1747, m. Ichabod Squire, 
and went to Vermont ; Amy, b. July 6, 1752, d. unm.; Anna, b. July 
6, 1755, m. Thomas Squire ; Content, b. Oct. 20, 1757, m. Isaac 
Squire, Aug, 7, 1777 ; Patience, b. Dec, 27, 17G1, m. Benjamin 
Squire, and removed to Ohio ; Hannibal, b. Sept. 30, 1764, m. Adna 
Mallory, Nov, 26, 1788 ; Zenas, b. July 17, 1770, m. Martha Parks. 

Bethuel, son of Zenas, m. Ruth Squire, April 23, 1769. Ch., 1. 
Hannah ; 2. Chloe ; 3. Asher, m. Anna Mallory, and had, Bennet, 
Harriet, Charles ; 4. Amy ; 5. Rebecca ; 6. Eunice ; 7, Sally ; 8, 
Lucy. 

Macock, son of Zenas, m. Elizabeth Squire, Jan. 8, 1769. Ch., 1. 
Macock, d. unm.; 2. Arry, m. Ruth Kane ; 3. Mary, d. unm.; 4. 
Eli, m. Alice Brown, and had Laura, d, young ; Levi, m, Polly 
Cogswell ; Abiram, Sterling, Alvin and Calvin, (twins,) William 
Mary and Laura ; 5. Reuben ; 6. John, m. Sally Gilbert, Ch,, Lem- 



756 HISTORY OF ANCIENT -WOODBURY. 

- 9 

uel and a daughter ; 7. Alvin, d. unm.; 8. Elizabeth, drowned young ; 

9. Samuel, m. Olive Hurlbut ; 10. Ambrose. 

Zenas, son of Zenas 1st. Ch., Ruth, James, Ashbel, Sylvania, 

Zenas, Patience. 



WHITTLESEY FAMILY. 

1. John Whittlesey^ is believed to be the first person of the name 
who emigrated to the United States, and the ancestor of all the Whit- 
tleseys who have lived here. He came from England about 1650, 
and became a tanner and shoemaker at Saybrook, Ct. The town of 
Saybrook, by authority of the General Court, gave to Mr. Whittle- 
sey and Wm. Dudley, the right to establish a ferry over Connecticut 
River, near which he lived in 1663. This still belongs to his de- 
scendants. He died, April 15, 1704— his wife, Sept. 29, 1714. They 
were eminent Christians. Their descendants were, 

10 I. John,^ settled at Saybrook. 

il II. Stephen,^ attorney at Saybrook. 

15 III. Joseph,^ settled at Saybrook. 

fs IV. Eliphalet,- settled at Wethersfield ; m. Mary Pratt, Dec. 
1, 1702. 

6 V. Ebenezer," settled at Saybrook. 

7 VI. Jabez," settled at Bethlem ; deacon. 

fg VII. Samuel," settled at Wallingford ; minister. 
9 VIIL Elizabeth.' 
10 IX. Ruth.- 

Johu^ (2) had children, 
111. John,^ settled in Saybrook, 
if II. Hezekiah, settled in Saybrook; deacon, justice of the peace. 
13 III. David, settled in Saybrook ; died young. 
Stephen- (3) had children, 
14 I. Samuel,^ d. young. 
^ 11. Ambrose,^ settled in Saybrook ; attorney. 

Joseph^ (4) had children, 
^ I. Joseph,^ settled in Saybrook. 
Ehphalet^ (5) had children, 

17 I. Mary,'^ b. Oct. 1, 1703 ; m. Post. 

18 IL Hannah,^ b. May 13, 1711 ; m. Smith. 

II IIL Eliphalet,^ b. May 10, 1714 ; m. Dorothy KeUogg, Dec. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBUKT. 757 

16, 1736 ; removed to New Preston, 1761 ; united with the church 
same year; chosen deacon soon after. His wife d. April 14, 1772, 
aged 55 years. He m. Widow Hannah Mallory, June 23, 1774, who 
lived some years after his death. He d. July 12, 178G, aged 72. 
SamueP (8) had children, 

20 I. Samuel,^ settled in Milford ; minister. 

21 11. Chauncey,^ settled in New Haven ; minister. 

Hezekiah^ (12) had children, 

22 I. Hezekiah,'* settled in Saybrook. 

23 II. David,* settled in Saybrook. 

Ambrose^ (15) had children, 

24 I. Ambrose,^ settled in Saybrook. 

25 II. Stephen," «' " 

26 III. Samuel,* " " 

27 IV. Azariah,* " " 

28 V. David,* " " 

Joseph^ (16) had children, 

29 I. Joseph.* 32 IV. Duzen.* 
80 II. Stephen." 33 V. Aaron.* 
31 III. Samuel.* 

Eliphalet^ (19) had children, 

l\ I. Martin,* b, Oct. 5, 1737 ; m. Sai-ah Deming ; settled at New 
Preston ; farmer ; served a short time in the Revolutionary War, 
where he was sick, from the effects of which he never fully recovered, 
and received a pension the remainder of his life. Died 'May 29, 
1800, aged 62 years ; wife d. March 29, 1829, aged 92. 

fi II. Lemuel,* b. May 16, 1740 ; m. Hannah Wells; settled at 
Newington ; d. Aug. 30, 1823, aged 83 years. 

g III. John,* b. Dec. 23, 1741 ; m. Mary Beal; settled in New 
Preston ; fai-mer ; justice of the peace ; member of the legislature 
seventeen sessions, between 1781 and 1791; chosen deacon, June 
30,1784, which appointment he declined; removed to Salisbury, 
1792, where he died, March 22, 1812, aged 70 years ; wife died Sept. 
80, 1802. 

37 IV. Anna,* b. Jan. 27, 1744 ; m. Wm. Cogswell, of New Pres- 
ton; d. Jan. 10, 1810, aged 65 years, 11 months. 

II V. Abner,* b. May 1, 1746; m. Ruth Wadsworth; settled in 
Farmington; farmer; died July 12, 1821, aged 75 years. 

^6? VI. Eliphalet,* b. July 2, 1748; m. Comfort Waller; settled 
in Stockbridge, Mass.; farmer ; d. Jan. 25, 1823, aged 74. 

^» VII. David,* b. Aug. 18, 1750 ; m. for his first wife, Abigail 



758 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBUBY. 

Judson, Dec, 1779, who d. Oct. 1, 1782, aged about 25. She had 
one daughter, Abigail Laura, who died May, 1784, aged 3 years 
and 3 months ; also a son that lived but a few hours. He m. Martha 
Pomeroy, of Northampton, May 19, 1798 ; lived in New Preston, on 
the same farm occupied by his father; served a short time in the Rev- 
olutionary "War ; sheriff's deputy 12 or 15 years ; justice of the peace, 
1792; deacon, April 22, 1807; d. Jan. 31, 1825, aged 74 years; 
wife d. Sept. 8, 1827, aged 59 years. 

tl VIII. Asaph,^ b. May 12, 1753 ; m. Abigail Skeels ; settled at 
Wyoming ; killed in the battle at that place, July 3, 1778. 

42 IX. Dorothy,* b. Sept. 5, 1755 ; m. Col. Perry Averill, Sept. 
22, 1774; d. July 12, 1824, aged 69. 

g X. Ehsha,^b. Jan. 8,1758; graduated at Yale College, 1779 ; 
studied law ; settled in Danbury ; m. Mary Tucker ; d. Nov. 9, 1802, 
aged 44 years and 10 months. 

44 XL Eoger,* b. Oct. 6, 1760; d. June 23, 1761. 

Martin' (34) had children, 

45 I. Sally ,^ b. March, 1762 ; m. Dea. Isaiah Johnson, Jan. 11, 
1791 ; settled in Russia, N. Y.; d. in 1836. 

II IL Joseph,^ b. March 20, 1764 ; m. Mary Camp, Oct. 6, 1785 ; 
settled in New Preston ; farmer ; captain of the militia ; member of 
the Legislature; d. March 8, 1838, aged 74; wife d. April 4, 1853, 
aged 89. 

47 III. Jemima,^ b. Feb. 2, 1765, m. Hezekiah Ackley, Jan. 8, 
1787, settled in New Preston, died Aug. 17, 1835. 

48 IV. Mary,= b. Dec, 1767, m. Daniel Camp, d. Dec. 19, 1792. 
Z V. Martin,^ b. March 2, 1770, m. Lorana Dayton, Dec, 1797, 

settled at New Preston, as farmer on the homestead, d. May 28, 
1837. 

50 VI. Elizabeth,^ m. Dea. Cyrus Johnson, Sharon, Ohio. 

51 VII. Dolly,^ died young. 

52 VIIL Dolly,' b. Dec, 1776, ra. Dea. Gideon Smith, Salisbury. 

53 IX. Sheldon,' b. 1780, d. June 17, 1800. 

54 X. Abigail,' b. 1783, m. Ehada Peck, Litchfield, d. 1825. 

Lemuel^ (35) had children, 

i'u9 I. Roger,' m. Smalley, settled in Southington. 

ffs II. Asaph,' settled in Newington. 

57 III. Hannah,' m. Gridley, settled in Farmington. 

58 IV. Dolly,' m. Dr. Belden, settled in Newington. 

John^ (36) had children, 
ffg I. Matthew Beal, m. Hannah "White, settled in Danbury. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT -WOODEURT. 759 

12° John,^ m. Abigail Johnson and Rebecca Camp, settled in Salis- 
bury. 

"5 III. Chester/ m. Nancy Wadsworth, settled in Southington, d. 
May 15, 1849, aged 76 years. * 

i^j IV. Eliphalet,^ m. Martha R., settled in Salisbury. 

^3*7 V. Asaph,* m. Zesta Hart, settled in Tallmadge, Ohio. 

iVi^VI. Elisha,' m. Polly Mygatt, settled in Canfield, Ohio. 

65 VII. PoUy,^ ra. N. P. Averill, settled in Salisbury. 

Abner' (38) had children, 

66 I. Ruth.5 

67 II. Dolly,^ m. Harvey Whittlesey, settled in Farmington, died 
March 19, 1841. 

Eliphalet^ (39) had children, 

68 I. Comfort,^ m. Joel Camp, of New Preston. 

fl, II. David,'^ m. Rebecca Smalley, settled in New Britain, Conn. 

[■'s". III. Eliphalet,* settled in Cayuga, N. Y. 

na IV. Asaph,' m. Clarissa Richards, settled in Galon, N. Y. 

m V". Solomon,^ settled in Brownhelm, Ohio. 

"c VI. Heman,^ m. Electa Kellogg, settled in Newington. 

1^9 VII. Charles,^ settled in Brownhelm, Ohio. 

'4 VIII. Federal,^ settled in Stockbridge, Mass. 

76 IX. Mary.^ 

77 X. Sarah, m. Leavenworth, settled in Brownhelm, Ohio. 

78 XL , m. Curtiss, settled in Stockbridge and Ohio. 

David* (40) had children by Martha, his wife, 
^,% I. Frederick,' b. June 12, 1799, graduated at Yale College, 
1818, studied law, settled in Cooperstown, N. Y., removed in 1823, 
to Rochester, N. Y. ; m. Sept. 12,1825, to Ann Hinsdale, of Winsted; 
elected a member of Congress in. 1830, re-elected in 1832, appointed 
vice-chancellor of the state of New York, professor of law at Geneva 
College ; died Sept. 19, 1851, aged 52. 

80 IL Frances P., b. June 26, 1801, m. William C. Cogswell, Oct. 
3, 1821, settled in Woodbury, d. Oct. 22, 1837. 

,^9\ III. David Chester, b. March 29, 1803, m. Mary Cogswell, 
Oct. 2, 1823, settled in New Preston, occuj)ying the same farm that 
Eliphalet^ (19) first settled on when he came to New Preston, mem- 
ber of the legislature, justice of the peace. 

82 IV. William Sheldon,^ b. Nov. 4, 1806, settled in Rochester, 
N. Y.,d. Sept. 11, 1849. 

Asaph* (41) had children, 

83 I. Anna,' m. Joel Camp, New Preston. 



760 HISTORY OP ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

84 IL Abigail/ m. William Camp, settled in Owego, N. Y. 

85 III. Laura/ m. Eneas Camp, settled in New Milford. 

Elisha* (43) had children, 

86 I. Elisha.^ 

log II. Thomas,^ m. Holley, settled in Danbury and Michigan. 

88 III. Harriet, m. Condit, settled in Owego, N. Y. 

Joseph^ (46) had children, 

89 I. Anna,« b. April 21, 1786, m. Wihnot Sperry, Sept. 22, 1812, 
settled in New Preston, d. Nov. 25, 1844. 

209 II. David,« b. Aug. 18, 1787, m. Matilda P. Averill, Sept. 30, 
1816, who died Dec. 31, 1845, aged 56 years ; m, Mrs. Anna Miranda 
Taylor, Nov. 12, 1848 ; settled in New Preston, farmer. 

2T7 III. Harvey,"^ b. Oct. G, 1788, m. Dolly Whittlesey,^ (67,) who 
died March 19, 1841 ; m. Dolly M. Sperry, Aug. 31, 1842 ; settled in 
Farmington, farmer. 

92 IV. Deming," b. July 9, 1790, settled in Tallmadge, Ohio ; 
killed by the fall of a tree, March 16, 1816. 

93. V. Mary,'' b. June 7, 1792, m. Dea. Calvin Hatch, March 2, 
1813, settled in Farmington. 

II VI. Charles," b. Oct. 5, 1793, m. Mary Ann Camp, Oct. 1, 1816 ; 
settled in New Preston, farmer, deacon ; wife died Oct. 29, 1843, 
aged 47 ; m. S. Augusta Minor, of Woodbury, Sept. 27, 1848. 

2^^ VII. Luman," b. March 15, 1795, graduated at Yale College, 
1816, m. Sally J. Cogswell, Sept. 15, 1818 ; settled in Wilhamston, 
N. C, teacher ; m. for his second wife, Eliza J. Peal, of Williamston ; 
removed to Alexandria, Va. 

^^ VIII. Joseph," b. Dec. 8, 1797, graduated at Yale College, 
1825, m. Maria A. Chappell, of New London, who died Nov. 10, 
1846 ; m. Maria Peck, of Litchfield, May, 1849 ; pastor at Stonington, 
Conn., Haverhill, Mass., and Berlin, Conn. 
* 97 IX. Sheldon Camp," b. Jan. 9, 1799, d. Oct. 19, 1809. 

212 X. Ralph," b. July 2, 1801, lived in various places in the south- 
ern states, m. Nancy Rowan ; wife died, and he then served in the 
Mexican War ; afterward went to California, died at Stockton, Cal., 
July 21,1850. 

99 XL Sarah Maria," b. April 21, 1803, d. April 3, 1828. 

1% XII. Roger Newton," b. Feb. 15, 1805, m. Esther Ann Hub- 
bell, Feb. 4, 1833 ; settled in New Preston, farmer ; wife died July 24, 
1836, m. Mrs. Jane Lane ; removed to Farmington ; where he died 
July 15, 1841. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBTTRT. 761 

Martin^ (49) had children, 

101 I. Garry," d. Dec. 24, 1799, aged one year. 

102 n. Laura,^ d. Sept. 18, 1800, aged five months. 

103 III. Harriet," d. Oct. 15, 1805, aged four years. 

104 IV. Laura," d. March 25, 1807, aged three years. 

]^ V. Sheldon," b. Aug. 28, 1806, m. Eunice Smith, Dec. 13, 
1837 ; settled in New Preston, farmer; wife died May 19, 1843 ; m. 
Esther M. Hart, of Cornwall, March 13, 1844. 

106 VI. Dolly," b. Nov. 2, 1808, m. Rev. A. Newton, Aug. 14, 
1837, settled in Norwalk, Ohio. 

107 VII. Martin Dayton," b. July 81, 1810, d. July 21, 1823. 

108 VIIL Martha," b. Oct. 5, 1812, m. Albion C Rouse, Jan. 17, 
1844, settled in Cornwall, removed to Illinois. 

109 IX. Hannah Maria," d. July 16, 1815, aged eight mouths. 
Roger^ (55) had children, 

110 I. Henry." 

111 II. Chauncey." 

112 III. Frederick." 

113 IV. D wight," m. Laura Barnes, settled in Southington. 
Asaph^ (56) had children, 

114 I. Delia," m. Homer Camp, settled in Newington. 

115 IL Ehzabeth." 

116 III. Hannah." 

Matthew BeaP (59) had children, 

117 I. Wilham," settled in Marietta, Ohio. 

118 II. Eliza," m. Dr. Botsford, settled in Danbury. 

119 III. John." 

120 IV. Ohver." 

121V. Mary," m. Rev. Grove L. Brownell, settled in Sharon, Ct. 

122 VI. Julia," m. Hawley, settled in Winsted. 

123 VII. Amelia," m. Brown, settled in Hartford. 

124 VIIL Ebenezer,' settled in Danbury. 
John^ (60) had children, 

125 I. Mary." 

Chester^ (61) had children, 

126 I. Elizabeth," m. Lowry, settled in Southington, died. 

127 II. Mary." 

128 in. Laura Ann." 
Eliphalet^ (62) had children, 

129 I. Martha," m. Norton. 

130 IL Walter." 

60 



762 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

131 III. Caroline,^ m. Fish. 

132 IV. Philander.^ 

133 V. Eliphalet.6 

134 VI. Charles.^ 

135 VII. Elislia." 

136 VIII. Lucj.^ 

137 IX. George.*' 

Asaph^ (63) had children, 

138 I. Charles.« 

139 II. Samuehs 

140 III. Hannah." 

141 IV. Rosanna.^ 

142 V. Mary.« 

143 VI. Asaph.« 

144 VII. Nancy." 

Elisha'* (64) had children, 

145 I. Frederick,^ m. Mary Smith. 

146 II. John M.," m. Seely. 

147 III. Harriet," m. Collins. 

148 IV. Anna Maria." 

149 V. George." 

150 VI. Lucy." 

151 VII. Elisha," m. 

152 VIII. WiUiam." 

153 IX. Comfort." 

154 X. Granville." 

David^ (69) had children, 

155 I. William," minister, lives in New Britain. 

156 II. Nancy," m. Stanley, lives in New Britain. 

157 III. Sarah." 

158 IV. Mary." 

159 V. John,^ minister, lives in New Britain. 

160 VI. Rebecca, m. 

161 Vn. David, m. Dolly B. Averill, settled in Berlin. 

162 VIII. Calista, m. settled in Illinois, 

163 IX. Eli phalet, minister, settled in Bath, Maine. 

164 X. Elizabeth, m. Rev. Charles W. Camp, settled in Wisconsin. 
Eliphalet^ (70) had chUdren, 

165 I. William.6 

166 11. Austin." 

167 III. Lewis.o 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 763 

168 IV. Emeline.^ 

169 V. Watson.^ 

170 VI. Johnson." 

171 VIL Henry." 

172 VIII. Mary.« 

173 IX. George.8 

Asaph' (71) had children, 

174 I. Cornelia.'^ 

175 II. Melzar.'* 

176 III. Franklin.-'- 

177 IV. Charles." 
. 178 V. Emily." 

Solomon^ (72) had children, 

179 I. Mary Ann." 

180 II. Edmund." 

181 in. Eliphalet." 

182 IV. Calista." 

183 V. David." 

184 VI. Sahnon." 

185 VII. Pamelia." 

186 VIII. Lorenzo." 
Heman^ (73) had children, 

187 I. Martin Kellogg," minister in Wisconsin. 

188 II. Heman," m., settled in Newington. 

189 III. Cornelia." 

Charles* (74) had children, 

190 I. Mary." 

191 II. Charles." 

192 III. Caroline." 

FederaP (75) had children, 

193 I. Frederick." 

194 II. Caroline." 

David Chester^ (81) had children, 

195 I. David Eliphalet," b. Sept. 18, 1824, d. April 1, 1826. 

196 II. Martha Pomeroy," b. Aug. 11, 1827. 

197 III. John Eliphalet," b. May 22, 1830. 

198 IV. Frederick," b. Sept. 25, 1833. 

199 V. Fanny Pomeroy," b. Oct. 14,1835. 
Frederick^ (79) had children, 

200 I. Edgar," b. June 11, 1826, d. June 24, 1826. 

201 II. Frederick Augustus," b. Aug, 1, 1827, graduated at Ge- 
neva College, studied law at Cambridge. 



764 HISTORY OP ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

202 III. Martba Ann,« b. Jan. 13, 1829, d. Sept. 8, 1834, of 
cholera. 

203 IV. Mary Matthews,«b. July 4, 1831. 

204 V. Theodore Hinsdale,^ b. Dec. 17, 1833. 

205 VI. Thurlow Weed,« b. Dec. 16, 1835. 

206 VII. Frances CogswelV b. July 14, 1837. 

207 VIII. William Seward,^ b. July 3, 1840. 

208 IX. Ann Louisa," b. April 30, 1844. 
Thomas^ (87) had c^ ild, 

209 I Elisha.« 

David^ (90) had children by wife Matilda, 

210 I. Mary Averill,^ b. March 31, 1818, m. A. B. Campbell, 
teacher, Oct. 3, 1835, settled in Galena, Illinois, d. Dec. 29, 1849. 

211 II. Caroline Maria,'' b. July 5, 1820, m. Dr. S. Stuart, April 
17, 1737, settled in Milan, Ohio. 

212 III. Sarah Deming,'^ b. May 25, 1822, m. Leman A. Warnei", 
Nov. 7, 1847. 

213 IV. EHsha Averill,^ b. Dec. 25, 1824. 

214 V. Deming,^ b. Aug. 25, 1827. 

215 VI. Helen Matilda,^ b. March 1, 1831, by his second wife, 
Miranda. 

216 VII. Chester Beal,^ b. Sept. 10, 1849. 

217 VIII. Joseph Tryon, b. Aug. 6, 1853. 
Harvey'^ (91) had children by first wife, 

218 I. Ann Amelia,'' b. May 23, 1815, m. Daniel Youngs, settled 
in Barkhamsted. 

219 II. Harriet Deming,'' b. March 3, 1817, died 1840. 

232 III. Abner Sheldon,'' b. March 6, 1819, m. Harriet A. Newell, 
May 24, 1848, settled in New Preston. 

221 IV. Lucius Wadsworth,^ b. April 16, 1821, d. Sept. 5, 1826. 

222 V. Dolly ,^ b. Aug. 1, 1823, d. Feb. 4, 1825. 

223 VL Louisa Dolly,' b. June 14, 1825. 

224 VII. Ellen Euth,' b. Aug. 22, 1828, m. George S. Cogswell, 
May 21, 1851, settled in New Preston. 

225 VIIL Emily Wadsworth,' b. Oct. 4, 1880. 

226 IX. Frances Marion,' b. Nov. 10, 1832, d. March 18, 1834. 

227 X. Frances Marion,' b. July 14, 1835. 

228 XL Lucius Harvey,'' b. March 11, 1841. 
Charles'' (94) had children by his first wife, 

229 I. Gould Camp,'' b. Dec. 21, 1818, m. Sarah A. Cogswell, 
Dec. 11, 1844. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 765 

230 11. Lucy Ann/b. March 11, 1820, m. William C. Bronson, 
April 16, 1840, settled in "Washington. 

231 III. Rebecca Jane,^ b. Sept. 9, 1823, d. Sept. 9, 1833. • 

232 IV. Sally Amelia,^ b. April 16, 1827, m. Nathan Hart, Jr., 
Sept. 8, 1847, settled in Cornwall. 

233 V. Thalia Judson,^ b. Aug. 16, 1829. 
Luman* (95) had children by his wife Sally. 

234 I. Edgar Augustus,^ b. July 1, 1819, settled at Silver Creek, 
Miss. ; m. Elizabeth Bullock, wife died ; removed to Texas, m. second 
wife. 

235 II. Joseph Adolphus,^ b. Oct. 13, 1820, m. Ann Bullock, set- 
tled in Texas. 

By his wife Eliza, 

236 III. Sarah Johnson,^ b. Aug. 24, 1824. 

237 IV. Oscar Columbus,'' b. Aug. 17, 1826. 
Joseph" (96) had children by his first wife, 

238 I. Ezra Chappell,' b. Aug. 7, 1832. 

239 II. Charles Boardman,^ b. Dec. 4, 1834. 

240 III. George "William," b. Aug. 18, 1836. 

241 IV. Joseph Edward,' b. Jan. 28, 1846, d. March 13, 1847. 
By his second wife, 

242 V. Mary Abigail,^ b. April, 1850, d. June, 1851. 
Ralph" (98) had children, 

243 I. John Rowan,'' b. June 13, 1845. 

Roger Newton" (100) had children by Esther, 

244 I. Susan Florinda,' b. Nov. 21, 1833. 

245 II. Newton Hubbell,^ b. May 4, 1836. 
By wife Jane, 

246 III. Harriet Esther,'' b. Nov., 1839. 
Sheldon® (105) had children by Eunice, 

247 I. Amelia Frances,' b.Nov. 26, 1838. 

248 II. Timothy,'' b. Aug. 4, 1840. 

249 III. Alfred Newton,' b. April 21, 1843. 
By his v/ife Esther, 

250 IV. Nathan Hart,' b. April 15, 1848. 

251 V. Robert Clark,' b. Feb. 5, 1851. 

252 VI. Mills,' b. Nov. 26, 1852. 
Abner S.' (220) had children, 

253 I. Sherman Newell,^ b. May 24, 1849. 

254 II. Henry Hawley,« b. Jan. 9, 1853. 



CHAPTER XXII. 

STATISTICS. 

MEMBER OF CONGRESS. 
Nathaniel Smith, from 1795 to 1799. 

JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT. 
Nathaniel Smith, from 1806 to 1819. 

JUDGES OF THE COUNTY COURT. 

Col. William Preston, from 1751 to 1754. 
Daniel Sherman, from 1786 to 1791. 
Charles B. Phelps, from 1850 to 1851. 
" " " 1852 to . 



COUNTY COMMISSIONER. 
William Cothren, from 1851 to 1852. 

ROLL OF ASSISTANTS AND SENATORS. 

Assistants were magistrates, who constituted the upper house of the Assem- 
bly, and, in early times, were the supreme court of the state. They were 
the leading men of their times. 



John Sherman, 
Nathaniel Smith, 
Noah B. Benedict, 



Nominated. 


Elected. 


Retired 


1711 


1713 


1723. 


1798 


1799 


1805. 


1810 


1816 


1818. 


SENATORS. 







Nehemiah C. Sanford, 1833, 1834. 
Matthew INIinor, Jr., 1837. 
Charles B. Phelps, 1843. 

JUSTICES OF THE QUORUM. 

John IMinor, from 1684 to 1719. 
John Sherman, from 1684 to 1728. 
Col. Joseph Minor, from 1725 to 1739. 
Col. William Preston, from 1740 to 1751. 
Noah Hinman, from 1754 to 1759. 
Increase Moseley, from 1755 to 1780. 
Daniel Sherman, from 1761 to 1786. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT TVOODBURT. 



767 



JUDGES AND CLERKS OF PROBATE FOR THE DISTRICT OF 
WOODBURY. 

From the first settlement of tlie colony of Connecticut, to 1666, probate 
business was done by the court of assistants and the General Court. In 
1066, county courts were estabhshed, and probate business was done by them 
till October, 1698, when probate courts were first established. There were 
but four counties in the state, till 1726, viz.: Hartford, New Haven, New 
London and Fairfield. The probate districts corresponded in name and ex- 
tent to the counties, till Oct., 1719, when three new districts were constituted, 
viz. : Guilford, Windham and Woodbury. The probate districts, including 
the original four, now number one hundred. The first court in Woodbury 
district was held Feb. 2, 1719-20. It included all of the settled part of the 
present county of Litchfield, and Waterbury in New Haven county. Litch- 
field district was set off" in 1742. Waterbury, in 1779. New Milford, in 
1787. Washington, in 1832, and Roxbury in 1842. The district now in- 
cludes Woodbury, Southbury and Bethlem. 





JUDGES. 






Appointed. 


Retired. 


Capt. John Sherman, 


Oct., 1719, 


Resigned May, 1728. 


Co . Joseph Minor, 


May, 1728, 


May, 1758. 


Daniel Sherman, Esq., 


May, 1758, 


May, 1795. 


Nathan Preston, Esq., 


May, 1795, 


May, 1805. 


Noah 13. Benedict, Esq., 


May, 1805, 


Resigned May, 1816. 


John Strong, Jr., Esq., 


May, 1816, 


May, 1818. 


Nathan Preston, Esq., 


May, 1818, 


died Sept. 20, 1822.' 


Charles B. Phelps, Esq., 


May, 1823, 


May, 1834. 


John Strong, Jr., Esq., 


May, 1834, 


died Nov. 1, 1834.2 


Charles B. Phelps, Esq., 


May, 1835, 


May, 1838. 


Nathaniel B. Smith, Esq., 


May, 1838, 


May, 1842. 


Charles B. Phelps, Esq., 


May, 1842, 


May, 1844. 


Leman B. Sprague, Esq., 


May, 1844, 


May, 1845. 


Thomas Bull, Esq., 


May, 1845, 


May, 1846. 


Charles B. Phelps, Esq., 


May, 1846, 


May, 1847. 


Thomas Bull, Esq., 


May, 1847, ■ 


May, 1849. 


Charles B. Phelps, Esq., 


May, 1849. 
CLERKS. 




Rev. Anthony Stoddard, 


Oct., 1719, 


Resigned May, 1759. 


Gideon Walker, Esq., 


June, 1759, 


1778. 


Daniel Sherman, Jr., 


1778, 


June, 1794. 


Nathan Preston, Esq., 


June 18, 1794, 


June, 1795. 


Noah B. Benedict, Esq., 


Jime, 1795, 


May, 1805. 


Matthew Minor, Jr., Esq., 


June, 1805, 


May, 1816. 


Judson Blackman, 


June, 1816, 


May, 1818. 


Nathan Preston, Jr., 


May, 1818, 


Sept., 1833. 


Edward M. Phelps, 


Sept., 1833, 


June, 1834. 


Thomas Bull, Esq., 


June, 1834, 


AiDril, 1845. 


William Cothren, 


April 17, 1845, 


June 22,' 1845. 


David S. Bull, 


June 22, 1845. 





1 The diities of probate judge were performed from this time tiU May, 1823, by John 
Kingsbury, Esq., of Waterbury district, by statutory provision. 

2 Holbrook Curtiss, Esq., of Watertown district held jurisdiction till May, 1835. 



768 


HISTORY OF 


ANCIENT WOODBUKT. 




REGISTERS, OR TOWN CLERKS OF WOODBURY. 






Appointed. Ketired. 


Capt. John Minor, 




1672, Dec, 1702. 


John Sherman, Esq., 


Dec. 


1702, Dec, 1727. 


Col. 


Joseph Minor, 


Dec. 


1727, Dec, 1755. 


Gideon Walker, Esq., 


Dec. 


1755, Dec, 1780. 


Peter Gilchrist, 


Dec. 


1780, died Dec, 1782. 


Nathan Preston, 


March 3, 


1783, Oct., 1822. 


Leman Sherman, 


Oct., 


1822, died Oct. 24, 1831. 


Matthew Minor, Jr., 


Dec, 


1831, died Dec, 1839. 


Lew 


is Judd, 


Dec. 20, 


1839, Oct., 1846. 


Elijah Sherman, 


Oct., 


1846, Oct., 1847. 


Lewis Judd, 


Oct., 


1847, Oct., 1851. 


Elijah Sherman, 


Oct., 


1851, Oct., 1852. 


Lewis Judd, 


Oct., 


1852. 




ROLL OF REPRESENTATIVES. 


Woodbury was settled in 1672, made a town in 1674, but was not repre- 


sented 


in the General Court till 1684. 


The following is a roll of the repre- 


sentativcs to the present time. 








May Session. 




October Session. 


1684 


Capt. John Minor, 




Capt. John Minor. 




Lt. Joseph Judson, 




Lt. Joseph Judson. 


1685 


No choice, 




Capt. John Minor. 




No choice, 




Lt. Josejih Judson. 


1686 


Capt. John Minor, 




Capt. John Minor. 




Lt. Joseph Judson, 




Lt. Joseph Judson. 


1687 


Capt. John Minor, 




Capt. John Minor, June. 




( No choice, 

} Andross' usurpation, 

( No choice, 




No choice. J 
No choice. - 
No choice. ) 


1688 


, 






1689 


Capt. John Minor, 




Capt. John Minor. 




Israel Curtis, 




Israel Curtis. 


1690 


No choice. 




No choice. 




No choice. 




No choice. 


1691 


Lt. Israel Curtis, 




Capt. John Minor. 




Capt. John Minor, 




Lt. Israel Curtis. 


1692 


Lt. Israel Curtis, June, 


Lt. Israel Curtis. 




No choice. 




No choice. 


1693 


Lt. Israel Curtis, 




Lt. Israel Curtis, Oct. and Sept 




No choice. 




No choice. 


1694 


Capt. John Minor, 




No choice. 




Lt. Israel Curtis, 




No choice. 


1695 


Capt\ John Minor, 




Capt. John Minor. 




Lt. Israel Curtis, 




Lt. Israel Curtis. 


1G96 


Capt. John Minor, 




Capt. John ]\Iinor. 




Lt. Israel Curtis, 




Lt. Israel Curtis. 


1697 


Capt. John Minor, 




No choice. 




No choice. 




No choice. 


1698 


Thomas Mnor, 




John Minor. 




No choice. 




No choice. 


1699 


Israel Curtis, 




John Sherman. 




No choice. 




No choice. 


1700 


John Sherman, 




No choice. 




No choice, 




No choice. 





HISTORY OF ANCIENT TVOODBURT. 




May Session. 


October Session. 


uoi 


No choice, 


No choice. 




No choice, 


No choice. 


1702 


Samuel Jenner, 


No choice. 




No choice, 


No choice. 


1703 


John Minor, 


No choice. 




Israel Curtiss, 


No choice. 


1704 


John Sherman, 


John Sherman. 




Israel Curtiss, 


Israel Curtiss. 


1703 


John Sherman, 


John Minor. 




Israel Curtiss, 


John Sherman. 


1706 


John Minor, 


John Sherman. 




No choice. 


No choice. 


1707 


No choice. 


John Sherman. 




No choice, 


No choice. 


1708 


John Minor, 


John JMInor. 




John Sherman, 


John Sherman. 


1709 


John Mitchell, 


John Minor. 




No choice. 


John Sherman. 


1710 


John Sherman, 


John Sherman. 




No choice. 


No choice. 


1711 


John Sherman, (Speaker.) 


John Sherman, (Speaker.) 




Benjamin Hinman, 


Benjamin Hinman. 


1712 


John Sherman, (Speaker,) 


John Sherman, (Speaker.) 




Joseph Minor, 


Titus Hinman. 


1713 


Joseph Minor, 


Titus Hinman. 




No choice. 


Joseph Minor. 


1714 


Titus Hinman, 


Capt. Titus Hinman. 




William Preston, 


Joseph Minor. 


1715 


Joseph Minor, 


Thomas Judd. 




John Curtiss, 


John Hosklns. 


1716 


No choice. 


Capt. Titus Hinman. 




No choice. 


Joseph ]\Iinor. 
Joseph Minor. 


1717 


Joseph Minor, 




William Preston, 


John Curtiss. 


1718 


Joseph Minor, 


Capt. Thomas Judd. 




Stephen Curtiss, 


Timothy Stanley. 


1719 


Capt. Titus Hinman, 


John Judson. 




Joseph Minor, 


Benjamin Hickock. 


1720 


Joseph Minor, 


Capt. Titus Hinman. 




Zachariah Walker, 


Lt. Joseph Minor. 


1721 


William Preston, 


Joseph Minor. 




John Judson, 


John Curtiss. 


1722 


Joseph Minor, 


William Preston. 




Thomas Knowles, 


Ebenezer Warner. 


1723 


Capt. Joseph Minor, 


Capt. William Preston. 




Thomas Knowles, 


Ebenezer Warner. 


1724 


Capt. William Preston, 


Capt. Joseph Minor. 




Ephralm Minor, 


William Preston. 


1725 


Joseph Judson, 


Capt. Joseph Minor. 




Andrew Hinman, 


William Preston. 


1726 


Capt. Joseph JMInor, 


Capt. William Preston. 




Adino Strong, 


Joseph Minor. 


1727 


Capt. Joseph Minor, 


William Preston. 




Henry Castle, 


Andrew Hinman. 


1728 


Capt. Joseph Minor, 


Capt. Joseph ]Minor. 




Capt. William Preston, 


Andrew Hinman. 




61 





769 



770 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 



May Session. 

1729 Joseph Minor, 
William Preston, 

1 730 Joseph Minor, 
William Preston, 

1731 Joseph Minor, 
Noah Hinman, 

1732 Joseph Minor, 
William Preston, 

1 733 Joseph Minor, 
William Preston, 

1734 John Curtiss, 
Ephraim Minor, 

1735 John Curtiss, 
Ephraim Minor, 

1736 Joseph Judson, 
Andrew Hinman, 

1737 William Preston, 
Npah Hinman, 

1738 Capt. William Preston, 
Andrew Hinman, 

1739 William Preston, 
Noah Hinman, 

1740 Capt. William Preston, 
Capt. Andrew Hinman, 

1741 Noah Hinman, 
Knell Mitchell, 

1742 Samuel Minor, 
Daniel Curtiss, 

1743 William Preston, 
Noah Hinman, 

1 744 William Preston, 
Noah Hinman, 

1 745 Col. Joseph Minor, 
Col. William Preston, 

1746 Col. William Preston, 
Noah Hinman, 

1747 Col. William Preston, 
Noah Hinman, 

1748 Caleb Martin, 
Benjamin Hicox, 

1749 William Preston, 
Noah Hinman, 

1750 Noah Hinman, 
Samuel Minor, 

1751 Samuel Minor, 
Benjamin Hicox, 

1752 Noah Hinman, 
Samuel Minor, 

1753 Samuel Minor, 
Increase Moselej, 

1754 Daniel Sherman, 
Increase Moseley, 

1755 Daniel Sherman, 
Benjamin Stiles, 

1756 Increase Moseley, 
Benjamin Stiles, 



October Session. 

Henry Castle. 
Andrew Hinman. 
Joseph Minor. 
William Judd. 
Joseph Minor. 
William Preston. 
Joseph Minor. 
William Preston. 
Joseph Minor. 
William Preston. 
John Curtiss. 
Ephraim Minor. 
William Preston. 
Noah Hinman. 
Joseph Minor. 
Noah Hinman. 
William Preston. 
Noah Hinman. 
Joseph Minor. 
William Preston. 
Capt. Thomas Knowles. 
Andrew Hinman. 
Knell Mitchell. 
Kichard Bronson. 
Noah Hinman. 
William Preston. 
Noah Hinman. 
Samuel Minor. 
William Preston. 
Noah Hinman. 
William Preston. 
Noah Hinman. 

No choice. 

No choice. 
Col. William Preston. 
Noah Hinman. 
.Caleb Martin. 
Benjamin Hicox. 
William Preston. 
Noah Hinman. 
Samuel Minor. 
Eleazur Hinman. 
Samuel Minor. 
Benjamin Hicox. 
Samuel Minor. 
Increase Moseley. 
Samuel Minor. 
Increase Moseley. 
Samuel Minor. 
Increase Moseley. 
Daniel Sherman, 
Increase Moseley. 
Daniel Sherman. 
Increase Moseley. 
Samuel Minor. 

No choice. 





HISTORT OF ANCIENT 




May Session. 


1757 


Daniel Sherman, 




Elislia Stoddard, 


1758 


Daniel Shei-nian, 




Benjamin Hicox, 


1759 


Daniel Sherman, 




Benjamin Ilicox, 


17G0 


Daniel Sherman, 




Col. Benjamin Hinman, 


1761 


Daniel Sherman, 




Col. Benjamin Hinman, 


1762 


Daniel Sherman, 




Col. Benjamin Hinman, 


1763 


Daniel Sherman, 




Increase ]\Ioseley, 


1764 


Daniel Sherman, 




Increase Moseley, 


1765 


Daniel Sherman, 




Increase Moseley, 


1766 


Daniel Sherman, 




Increase Moseley, 


1767 


Increase Moseley, 




No choice. 


1768 


Daniel Sherman, 




Benjamin Hinman, 


1769 


Daniel Sherman, 




Benjamin Stiles, 


1770 


Daniel Sherman, 




Benjamin Stiles, 


1771 


Daniel Sherman, 




Benjamin Stiles, 


1772 


Daniel Sherman, 




Increase Moseley, 


1773 


Daniel Sherman, 




Edward Hinman, 


1774 


Daniel Sherman, 




Increase Moseley, 


1775 


Daniel Sherman, 




Increase Moseley, 


1776 


Daniel Sherman, 




Increase Moseley, 


Five 


sessions this year. 


1777 


Daniel Sherman, 




Increase ]\Ioseley, 


1778 


Daniel Sherman, 




Increase Moseley, 


1779 


Daniel Sherman, 




Increase ^loseley. 


1780 


Daniel Sherman, 




Benjamin Hinman, 


1781 


No choice. 




No choice. 


1782 


Increase Moseley, 




Hezekiah Thompson, 


1783 


Daniel Sherman, 




Increase Moseley, 


1784 


Hezekiah Thompson, 




Increase Moseley, 



■WOODBURT. 

October Session. 
Daniel Sherman. 
Benjamin Hinman. 
Daniel Sherman. 
Benjamin Hicox. 
Daniel Sherman. 
Col. Benjamin Hinman. 
Daniel Sherman. 
Col. Benjamin Hinman. 
Daniel Sherman. 
Col. Benjamin Hinman. 
Daniel Sherman. 
Benjamin Stiles. 
Daniel Sherman. 
Increase Moseley. . 
Daniel Sherman. 
Increase Moseley. 
Daniel Sherman. 
Increase Moseley. 
Daniel Sherman. 
Increase Moseley. 
Daniel Sherman. 
Benjamin Hinman. 
Daniel Sherman. 
Benjamin Hinman. 
Daniel Sherman. 
Benjamin Stiles. 
Daniel Sherman. 
Benjamin Stiles. , 
Daniel Sherman. 
Benjamin Stiles. 
Daniel Sherman. 
Increase Moseley. 
Daniel Sherman. 
Increase Moseley. 
Daniel Sherman. 
Increase Moseley. 
Daniel Sherman. 
Increase JMoseley. 
Daniel Sherman. 
Increase Moseley. 

Daniel Sherman. 
Benjamin Ilinman. 
Andrew Graham. 
Benjamin Hinman. 
Daniel Sherman. 
Benjamin Hinman. 
Benjamin Hnnnan. 
Increase Moseley. 
Daniel Sherman. 
Increase Moseley. 
Daniel Sherman. 
Increase Moseley. 
Daniel Sherman. 
Increase Moseley. 
Increase Moseley. 
Hezekiah Thompson. 



771 



772 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT TTOODBURT. 



May Session. 

1785 Daniel Sherman, 
Benjamin Hinman, 

1786 Daniel Sherman, 
Benjamin Hinman, 

1787 Benjamin Hinman, 
David Ambler, 

1788 Daniel Sherman, 
Hezekiah Thompson, 

1789 Daniel Sherman, 
David Hurd, 

1790 Daniel Sherman, 
Nathaniel Smith, 

1791 Daniel Sherman, 
Nathan Preston, 

1792 Nathaniel Smith, 
Shadrach Osborne, 

1793 Nathaniel Smith, 
Nathan Preston, 

1794 Samuel Orton, 
Curtiss Hurd, 

1795 Nathaniel Smith, 
Shadrach Osborne, 

1796 David Tallman, 
Phlneas Smith, 

1797 Nathan Preston, 
Elijah Sherman, 

1798 Elijah Sherman, 
Noah B. Benedict, 

1 799 Garwood H. Cunningham, 
Keuben Mitchell, 

1800 Reuben Mitchell, 
John Clark, 

1801 Nathan Preston, 
John Clark, 

1802 Nathan Preston, 
John Clark, 

1803 John Strong, 
Reuben Mitchell, 

1804 Elijah Sherman, 
Reuben Mitchell, 

1805 Nathaniel Perry, 
Samuel Walker, 

1806 Nathan Preston, 
Elijah Sherman, 

1807 Elijah Sherman, 
Nathan Preston, 

1808 John Strong, 
Matthew Minor, 

1809 John Strong, 
Noah B. Benedict, 

1810 Noah B. Benedict, 
Matthew Minor, 

1811 Nathaniel Lamson, 
Noah B. Benedict, 

1812 John Strong, 
Nathaniel Bacon, 



October Session. 
Daniel Sherman. 
Benjamin Hinman. 
Daniel Sherman. 
Benjamin Hinman. 
Daniel Sherman. 

No choice. 
Daniel Sherman. 
David Hurd. 
Daniel Sherman. 
Hezekiah Thompson. 
Daniel Sherman. 
Nathaniel Smith. 
Nathaniel Smith. 
Nathan Preston. 
Nathaniel Smith. 
Nathan Preston. 
Nathaniel Smith. 
Nathan Preston. 
Nathaniel Smith. 
Shadrach Osborne. 
Nathan Preston. 
Shadrach Osborne. 
David Tallman. 
Noah B. Benedict. 
Nathan Preston. 
Elijah Sherman. 
Elijah Sherman. 
Noah B. Benedict. 
Garwood H. Cunningham. 
Reuben Mitchell. 
John Clark. 
Noah B. Benedict. 
Garwood PI. Cunningham. 
John Clark. 
William Hawley. 
Elijah Sherman. 
John Strong. 
Reuben Mitchell. 
Noah B. Benedict. 
Reuben Mitchell. 
William Hawley. 
Nathaniel Perry. 
Reuben Mitchell. 
John Strong. 
. John Strong. 
Noah B. Benedict. 
John Strong. 
Noah B. Benedict. 
John Strong. 
Noah B. Benedict. 
Nathaniel Bacon. 
Nathaniel Lamson. 
Nathaniel Perry. 
Daniel Bacon. 
John Strong. 
Nathaniel Bacon. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT -WOODBURT. 



773 



1813 
1814 
1815 
1816 
1817 
1818 



Mav, 
1819 
1820 
1821 
1822 
1823 
182-1 
1825 
1826 
1827 
1828 
1829 
1830 
1831 
1832 
1833 
1834 
1835 
1836 
1837 
1838 
1839 
1840 
1841 
1842 
1843 
1844 
1845 
1846 
1847 
1848 
1849 
1850 
1851 
1852 
1853 



May Session. 
Nathaniel Bacon, 
John Strong, Jr., 
Daniel Bacon, 
Reuben Martin, 
Nathaniel Perry, 
Philo Murray, ' 
Nathan Preston, 
Reuben Martin, 
John P. Marshall, 
Elijah Sherman, Jr., 
Nathan Preston, 
Philo Murray, 



October Session. 
Nathan Preston. 
Nathaniel Perry. 
Daniel Bacon. 
Reuben Martin. 
Daniel Bacon. 
Elijah Daily. 
Daniel Bacon. 
Nathaniel Perry. 
Nathaniel Perry. 
Jesse Minor. 
John P. Marshall. 
Ehjah Sherman, Jr. 



1819. UNDER THE CONSTITUTION. 



Reuben Mai'tin, 
Nathaniel Perry, 
Daniel Bacon, 
Daniel Bacon, 
William Drakeley, 
William Drakeley, 
John Strong,. Jr., 
John Strong, Jr., 
Noah B. Benedict, 
John Brush, 
Harvey IMorriss, 
Nehemiah C. Sandford, 
Charles B. Phelps, 
Matthew Minor, Jr., 
ilatthew Minor, Jr., 
Gideon B. Botsford, 
Harvey Morriss, 
Peter F. Peck, 
Charles B. Phelps, 
Harvey Morriss, 
Hermon Stoddard, 
John Judson. 
No choice, 
Phineas S. Bradley, 
Daniel Curtiss, 
Daniel Curtiss, 
Thomas Bull, 
Daniel Bacon, 
Nathaniel B. Smith, 
William B. Hotchkiss, 
Willys Lambert, 
Monroe C. Sherman, 
Bennet A. Sherman 
Reuben H. Hotchkiss, 
Solomon Strong, 



Nathan Preston. 
Daniel Bacon. 
Samuel Steele. 
William Drakeley. 
Chauncey Crafts. 
Samuel Steele. 
Jeremiah Peck. 
Peter F. Peck. 
Daniel Bacon. 
Nathaniel B. Smith. 
Samuel Steele. 
Matthew Minor, Jr. 
Treat Camp. 
Gideon B. Botsford, 
Jeremiah Peck. 
Treat Camp. 
John Judson. 
William H. Bacon. 
Elmore Judson. 
Nathaniel Preston. 
Farnham Patchen. 
Charles Booth. 

No choice. 
Lewis B. Candee. 
Stephen Atwood. 

No choice. 
John Abernethy. 
Charles P. Strong. 
Reuben H. Hotchklsa. 
Barlow Russell, 
Silas Clark. 
Jason Parker. 
Josiah G. Minor. 
Charles B. Phelps. 
Alexander Gordon. 



774 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT ■WOODBURY. 



In the year 1797, the Post-Office was established. 



LIST OF POSTMASTERS. 





Entered. 




Retired. 


Doct. Daniel Huntington, 


1797 


Resigned 


1814 


John P. Marshall, 


May 28, 1814 


Resigned 


1817 


William Perry, 


1817 




1822 


Leman Sherman, 


1822 


Died 


1831 


Charles B. Phelps, 


1831 




1841 


Andrew Root, 


1841 




1844 


Charles H. Webb, 


1844 




1849 


John Marvin, 


1849 


Resigned, 


1850 


Charles B. Crafts, 


1850 


Resigned, 


1853 


Gilead H- Smith, 


March, 1853 


June, 


1853 


George P. Allen, 


June, 1853 







SOVEREIGNS OF ENGLAND 



While Connecticut tvas a colony^ after Woodbury loas settled, 1G72. 



Charles II., 


B 


egan 


to reign. 


1660 


James II., 






't 


1685 


Mary and William III., 








1689 


Wilfiam ni., 








1694 


Anne, 








1702 


George I., 








1714 


George II., 








1727 


George III, 








1760 


The last ceased to 


reign. 






1811 



LIST OF GOVERNORS 



Of Connecticut, since 
John Winthrop, 
William Leete, 
Robert Treat, - 

Government interrupted from 

Robert Treat, 
Fitz-John Winthrop, 
Gurdon Saltonstall, 
Joseph Talcott, 
Jonathan Law, 
Roger Wolcott, 
Thomas Fitch, - 
William Pitkin, - 
Jonathan Trumbull, 
Matthew Griswold, 
Samuel Huntington, 
Oliver Wolcott, 
Jonathan Trumbull, 
John Treadwell, - 
Roger Griswold, 
John Cotton Smith, 
Oliver Wolcott, 
Gideon Tomlinson, 



tlie settlement of Woodbury. 

- from 1659 to 1676— died in office, 
from 16 76 to 1683 " " 

- from 1683 to Oct. 31, 1687. 

Oct. 31, 1687, to May 9, 1689. 

- from 1689 to 1698. 
from 1698 to 1707, died. 

- from Dec. 17, 1707, to 1724, died, 
from Oct., 1724, to 1741, died. 

- from Oct., 1741, to 1750, died, 
from Nov., 1750, to 1754. 

- from 1754 to 1766. 
from 1766 to 1769, died. 

- from Oct., 1769, to 1784. 
from 17S4 to 1786. 

- from 1786 to 1796. 
from 1796 to 1798. 

- from 1798 to 1809, died, 
from Oct., 1809, to 1811. 

- from 1811 to Oct., 1812, died, 
from 1813 to 1817. 

- from 1817 to 1827. 
from 1827 to 1831. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT -WOODBURY. 



775 



John S. Peters, 
Samuel A. Foot, - 
William W. Ellswortli, 
Chauncey F. Cleveland, 
Roger S. Baldwin, 
Isaac Toucey, 
Clark Bissell, - 
Joseph Trumbull, 
Thomas H. Seymour, - 



- from 1833 to 1834—1835 to 1838. 
from 1834 to 1835. 

- from 1838 to 1842. 
from 1842 to 1844. 

- from 1844 to 1846. 
from 1846 to 1847. 

- from 1847 to 1849. 
from 1849 to 1850. 
from May, 1850 to Oct., 1853. 



Charles H. Pond, on resignation of Gov. Seymour, from Oct., 1853. 



CENSUS OF WOODBURY. 



Year. 

1756 
1774 
1782 
1790 
1800 

1810 
1820 
1830 
1840 
1850 
1853 



Whites. 
2,880 
5,224 
4,980 
2,662 



Blacks, including Indians. 

31 

89 9 Indians. 

83 



1,944 three of the number being slaves, out of forty- 
seven in the state. 
1,963 one slave. 
1,885 one slave. 
2,045 one slave. 
1,948 one slave. 
2,150 
2,201 



AVOODBURY LISTS. 



On the eleventh of October, 1683, the whole number of tax-payers in the 
colony was 2,735. The whole number of tax-payers in Woodbury at that 
date, was 62. The whole amount of the lists of the colony was £159,385. 
Of this amount, Woodbury had £2,552. 



Year. 


Persons. 


Estate. 




Year. 


Persons 


Estate. 


1683 




62 


£2,552 




1698 


72 


£2,974 2s. 


1684 




62 


2,580 




1699 


65 


2,684 


1685 




74 


3,152 




1700 


66 


2,814 


1686 




64 


2,947 




1701 


65 


3,045 


1687 




91 


2,912 




1702 


80 


3,260 


1689 




53 


2,700 




1703 


86 


3,646 


1690 




46 


2,093 




1704 


80 


3,807 


1691 




52 


2,487 




1705 


84 


3,492 


1693 




61 


2,639 




1706 


90 


3,663 2s. 


1694 




61 


3,049 




1707 


80 


3,840 


1695 




62 


2,767 




1708 


86 


3,715 


1696 




63 


2,970 




1709 


79 


3,598 


1697 




64 


2,989 










Year. Estate. 




Year. 


Estate. 




Year. 


Estate. 


1710 £4,284 


1716 


£5,019 


7s. 


1722 


£6,892 19s. 


1711 


4,049 




1717 


5,500 


19s. 


1723 


7,196 15s. 


1712 


3,635 




1718 


5,817 




1724 


7,317 12s. 


1713 


4,766 


19s. 


1719 


5,980 




1725 


8,064 


1714 


4,434 




1720 


6,190 


7s. 


1726 


7,988 13s. 


1715 


4,806 




1721 


6,636 


9s. 


1727 


8,191 13s. 



776 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURT. 



Year. 

1728 

1729 
1731 
1732 
1733 
1734 
1735 
1736 
1739 
1740 
1741 
1742 
1743 
1744 
1745 
1746 
1748 
1749 
1750 
1751 
1752 
1753 
1754 
1755 
1756 
1757 
1758 
1760 
1762 
1763 
1764 
1765 
1766 
1767 
1768 
1769 
1770 
1771 



Estate. 
£8,359 
8,455 
9,648 
10,175 
10,262 
10,753 
12,197 
12,885 
14,474 
16,487 
15,803 
16,326 
18,656 
18,674 
20,949 
22,358 
24,327 
29,861 
27,787 
28,703 
30,038 
29,781 
33,165 
30,298 
34,407 
37,170 
38,813 
41,832 
40,436 
44,456 
45,429 
59,327 
62,334 
49,425 
53,799 
54,317 
54,996 
54,325 



Year. Estate 



lis. 
15s. 
Is. 

3s. 

Os. 6c?. 
19s. 
lis. 

4s. 9fZ. 

Os. M. 

Os. Id. 
12s. 3c?. 

5s. 5d. 
16s. M. 

9s. 

7s. 7c?. 
17s. 6 c?. 

Is. 3c/. 

9s. lOd. 
12s. 

OS. 3d. 

5s. 3d. 
10s. 3d. 

Is. 10(7. 

4s. Ic?. 
16s. Id. 
18s. 4c/. 
13s. 5c/. 
1 7s. 7c/. 
13s. 4c/. 
10s. lie/. 
18s. 10c?. 

3s. 8c/. 

8s. lie/. 
19s. 6c/. 
10s. 7c/. 

4s. 7c/. 
18s. 



1772 
1773 
1774 
1775 
1776 
1777 
1778 
1779 
1780 
1781 
1782 
1783 
1784 
1785 
1786 
1787 
1788 
1789 
1790 
1791 
1792 
1793 
1794 
1795 
1796 
1797 
1798 
1800 
1801 
1802 
1806 
1808 
1811 
1812 
1813 
1814 
1815 



Year. 

£57,931 2s. 9c?. 1816 
57,882 3s. 10c?. 1817 
57,229 4s. 3d. 1818 
56,435 14s. 10c/. 1819 
56,572 19s. 6c/. 1820 
56,699 4s. lie/. 1821 
59,536 8s. 2d. 1822 
59,462 6s. 9c?. 1823 
44,375 18s. lid. 1824 
45,149 7s. 2d. 1825 
49,125 12s. 9c/. 1826 
47,600 4s. lie/. 1827 
37,749 15s. 9c/. 1828 
39,274 14s. Id. 1829 
36,955 19s. lie/. 1830 
15,263 6s. 1831 

15,325 14s. 6c/. 1832 
16,835 5s. 6e/. 1833 
17,046 19s. lid. 1834 
17,982 13s. 6c/. 1835 
19,451 4s. lOc?. 
20,6 79 18s. 6(?. 
21,027 Is. 2c/. 
22,156 5s. 4c/. 

$74,616.27 



46,260.23 
48,456.39 
46,393.83 
47,527.75 
48,381.38 
40,448.77 
39,906.23 
42,894.40 
44,327.54 
45,201.81 
45,347.38 
44,535.46 



1836 
183 7 
1838 
1839 
1840 
1841 
1842 
1843 
1844 
1845 
1846 
1847 
1848 
1849 
1850 
1851 
1852 



Estate. 

$44,245.67 
43,229.64 
43,348.37 
31,725.56 
29,390.14 
29,430.12 
30,441.49 
30,144.79 
30,450.82 
30,329.90 
28,200-88 
28,21843 
28,946-16 
29,338-21 
29,650-93 
30,215-02 
28,118-02 
29,436.81 
30,742.05 
31,417.45 
32,671.25 
34,735.80 
35,147.08 
34,419.80 
34,526.98 
34,830.20 
34,991.71 
31,658.54 
31,595.39 
32,170-21 
33,217.89 
34,178.35 
35,351.02 
35,050.00 
32,861.00 
37,280.00 
39,653.83 



LIST OF WOODBURY JUSTICES OF THE PEACE. 



John Minor, 
Col. Joseph Minor, 
John Sherman, 
Noah Hinman, 
Col. William Preston, 
Daniel Castle, 
Benjamin Hicock, 
Hezekiah Hooker, 
Increase Moseley, 
Daniel Sherman, 
Benjamin Hinman, 
Gideon Walker, 
Thomas Warner, 
Joseph Pierce, 



Daniel Averitt, 
Elisha Stoddard, 
Henry Castle, 
Tilley Blakeley, 
Benjamin Stile.'s, 
Edward Hinman, 1776. 
David Hard, 1 780, 
Hez'h Thompson, 1782, 
Benjamin Specs, 
Olwil Parmeley, 
Justus Johnson, 
Nathan Preston, 1793, 
Curtis Hurd, 
Nathaniel Smith, 1796, 



NoahB. Benedict, 1800, 
John Clark, 1801, 
John Strong, 
Reuben Mitchell, 
Matthew ]\Iinor, Jun., 
Nathaniel Bacon, 1811, 
Joseph M. Palmer, 1811, 
Charles B. Phelps, 1818, 
Philo Murrey, 
Jesse Minor, 
Nathaniel Perry, Jun., 
Leman Sherman, 
Gideon B. Botsford, 
John Strong, Jan., 



HISTORY OP ANCIENT WOODBURY 



777 



John Judson, 
Elijah Sherman, Jun., 
Treat Camp, 
Daniel Bacon, 
Joel Pierce, 
Samuel Steele, 
Samuel Hopkins, 
Lauren Judson, 
Ashbel Moody, 
Isaac Peck, 
John Hurlbut, 
Thomas Bull, 
Daniel Martin, 
Elmore Judson, 
Harvey Morris, 
William De Forest, 
Samuel W. Gould, 
Ethan Walter, Jr., 
Reuben H. Hotchkiss, 
Hermon Judson, 



Phlneas S. Bradley, 
Nathaniel B. Smith, 
Samuel Sherman, 
William K. Atwood, 
Loren Forbes, 
Edson Camp, 
George Peck, 
Lewis Judd, 
Horace S. Atwood, 
Norman Parker, 
Gideon H. IloUister, 
Nathaniel Minor, 
Barlow Russell, 
Leman B. Sprague, 
Charles P. Strong, 
John P. Marshall, 
Peter F. Peck, 
Levi S. Douglass, 
Garwood H. Atwood, 
Phineas A. Judson, 



Benjamin C. Peck, 
Philander Nichols, 
Calvin H. Downs, 
William Cothren, 
Samuel Minor, 
Leman G. Atwood, 
Silas Chapin, 
Truman Minor, 
John W. Rogers, 
George Drakelcy, 
Charles H. Webb, 
David C. Somers, 
Nathan Warner, Jr., 
William Way, 
Jason Parker, 
David C. Bacon, 
Grandlson Beardsley, 
Willys Lambert, 
David H. Curtiss. 



MEMBERS OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION, 

August, 1818. 

Daniel Bacon, Esq., Nathaniel Perry, M. D. 

MEMBERS 

Of tJie Convention of Connecticut, Jem. 3, 1788, for the ratification of the 
Constitution of the United States. 

Hon. Daniel Sherman, ) ^yoo^burv, 

Doct. Samuel Orton, ) -^ 

Benjamin Hinman, Esq., Southbury. 

John Whittlesey, Esq., ) Washington. 

Daniel N. Brinsmade, Esq., \ ° 

Moses Hawley, Bethlem. 

All the above voted in favor of ratifying the Constitution. 

FORT WILLIAM HENRY ALARM. 

Capt. Ebenezer Doions' Company. 
Li August, 1757, there was an alarm for the rehef of Fort William Henry 
near Lake George. The persons named below marched for that fort on this 
occasion, and were gone about three weeks. 

Capt. Ebenezer Downs, Thaddeus Lacey, Abner Mallory, 

Lt. Gid. Stoddard, Gideon HoUister, Reuben Hurlbut, 

Lt. Mat. Mitchell, Joseph Reny, Benajah King, 

S"t. Jo. Hicock, Eldad King, Nathan Hurd, 

Sgt. Return Strong, Obadiah Wheeler, TiUey Blakeslcy, 

Jedediah Hurd, Timothy Allen, Nathaniel Mnor, 

Thomas Knowles, Benajah Hawley, BushneU Benedict, 

Joseph Washburn, John Stoddard, Tunothy Tui-rell, 

Daniel King, Timothy Walker, Daniel hherman, 

Gideon Tut°tle, Nathan Hine, Thaddeus Curtiss, 

Gideon Curtiss, Benjamin Warner, Gideon Hicock, 

Robert Potter, Carpenter Sandford, Ben. Sandford, 

John Calhoun, Sam. Hurd, Reuben Castle, 

Selah Strong, Samuel Knowles, Reuben Hinman, 
62 



778 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 



Samuel Minor, 
Daniel HIcock, 
Enos Hawley, 
Peter Castle, 
Ebenezer Hurlbut, 
Daniel Judsou, 
James Durkee, 
Jesse Roots, 
Samuel Hinman, 
Wm. Ilopson, 
Peleg Stone, 
Thomas Roots, 
Ben. Prime, 



Seth Minor, 
James Morey, 
David Crissey, 
John Reynolds, 
Joseph Burch, 
Noah Frisbie, 
Ezekiel Baker, 
John Hunt, 
Josiah Bassett, 
Josiah Judson, 
John Bassett, 
Samuel Galpin, 
Daniel Hurlbut, 



Gideon Bristol, 
Phineas Potter, 
Gideon Bronson, 
Edward Smith, 
Aner Bronson, 
David Hicock, 
David Johnson, 
Elisha Stoddard, 
Robert Edmond, 
Matthew Dutton, 
David Hurd, 
Gideon Squire. 



CAPT. WAIT IIINMAN's COMPANY 



Capt. Wait Hinman, 
Lt. John Hinman, 
Lt. Ephraim Baker, 
David Martin, 
Elijah Hurlbut, 
Joseph Perry, 
Benajah Hinman, 
David Pouter, 
Samuel Wheeler, 
Elizur Mitchell, 
Amos HIcock, 
Daniel Wheeler, 
Edward Lake, 
Edward Frisbie, 
John Hurlbut, 
Mitchell Horn, 
Lemuel Castle, 
Timothy Fuller, 
Ephraim Baldwin, 
Gideon Holley, 
John Jackson, 
Nathaniel Sandford, 
Timothy Judson, 
Zechariah Walker, 
Ben. Eastman, 
Gideon Munn, 
Israel Sumner, 
Noah Tuttle, 
Samuel Castle, 
Wm. Baldwin, 
DeUverance Koine, 
Wm. Black, 



In the same alarm. 
Samuel Judsou, 
Amos Martin, 
Abiel Tomlinson, 
Daniel Minor, 
David Barnum, 
Abraham Brownson, 
Charles Smith, 
Daniel Cressey, 
Elihu Smith, 
Joseph Gilbert, 
Ben. Galpin, 
David Stiles, 
Elijah Brownson, 
Graham Lake, 
John Atwell, 
Noah Hurlbut, 
Titus Beach, 
William Edmond, 
Ichabod Tuttle, 
Gideon Walker, 
John Corday, 
Remember Baker, 
Timothy Case, 
Abisha Moseley, 
Isaac Bush, 
Jehial Post, 
Joseph Hurlbut, 
Robert Thomas, 
Thomas Minor, 
Zachariah Weller, 
Hezekiah Noble, 



Charles Strong, 
David Durkee, 
David Hinman, 
Daniel Wheeler, 
Hezekiah Thompson, 
Anthony Stoddard, 
David Foot, 
Daniel Read, 
Abiel Mitchell, 
Judah Durkee, 
David Calhoun, 
David Leavenworth, 
Eliphalet Clark, 
John Walker, 
Joseph Guthrie, 
Richard Bouden, 
Thaddeus Judson, 
Philemon Way, 
Isi-ael Canfield, 
Ebenezer Hurlbut, 
Jonathan Royce, 
Samuel Logan, 
William Youngs, 
Samuel Koine, 
Nathan Martin, 
Justice Blakeley, 
Justice Gibbs, 
Samuel Curtiss, 
Thomas Durkee, 
James Nichols, 
Cole Weller. 



LIST OF SOLDIERS IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR FROM 
WOODBURY. 

Itmay be safely asserted that no town in Connecticut, or in New England, 
furnished a greater number of men in the war of the Revolution, in propor- 
tion to the number of its inhabitants, than the town of Woodbury. In 1 776, 
every able-bodied man in this and the other western towns of Connecticut, 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT "W O O D B U R T 



779 



between the ages of sixteen and sixtj years, "v^as marehed to New York, by 
order of Gen. Washington, and Woodbury was during the entire war the 
head-quarters of the recruiting service in western Connecticut. No com- 
plete list of soldiers can be obtained. The following is the best that can now 
be had. It contains nearly 1,000 names. A few in this list may have come 
here from other towns to enlist. Probably not far from 1,500 men went from 
this town durins the course of the war. 



Armstrong, Stephen 

" James 

Allen, Capt. Parmely 

" Nathaniel 
Arthur, James 
Avery, Benjamin 
" Nathaniel 



Baker, Phlneas 

" Love well 

" Eldad 

" Edward 

" Nathan 

" Thaddeus 

" John 

" John, Jr. 

" Capt.Eemember; 

killed at St. John's by 

the Indians, in 1775. 

His head was cut off, 

and set upon a pole, 

and our jjeople gave 

them a guinea to take 

it down, that they 

might bury it. 
Bull, Major Thomas 
Brace, Joseph 
Bond, William 
Bassett, Samuel 
Bell, N. 

" Andrew 

" Benjamin 
Bacon, Josiah 

' " Gould 

" Jabez, Jr. 
Blakesley, James 

" Capt. TUley 
" Isaac 
" Jonathan 
" Ezra 
" Samuel 
" Joseph 
Bedeau, William; rupt- 
ured in action, Oct., 

1778. 
Brinsmade, Hon. Dan. N. 



A. 

Arnold, Stephen Avered, Keuben 

Adge, Aner Ayer, Peter 
Atwood, Asa; shot in Austin, Caleb 

New York. Aspinwal, Caleb 

Atwood, Benjamin Ambler, David 

Abernethy, James Andrus, Lt. Benjamin 
Allien, Samuel " Thomas 

B. 

Brinsmade, Zecharlah ; Brownson, Sgt. Abijah 
he was confined with " Thomas 

others at Halifax in " Abraham 

1 7 7 6 ,in a room " among Brewster, Jonas 
felons, thieves and ne- " Gideon 

groes," having been Burns, John 
taken prisoner with Bird, Ebenezer 
Col. Ethan Allen, the Beardsley, Nathan 
preceding 25th Sept., " John 

1775, and lodged for a " Henry 

time in Halifax jail, " Theodoras 

before transportation Beach, Curtiss 



to England 
Bellamy, Jonathan; at- 
torney, died of small- 
pox In 1777, in New 
Jersey. 
Beemont, Friend 

" William 
Booth, Capt. James 
" Abijah 
" John 
" Amos 
" Joseph 
" Aaron ; taken 



John ; was at first 
a tory, and enlisted in- 
to the British service ; 
was arrested and tried 
at Derby, convicted, 
and pardoned on con- 
dition of enlisting to 
serve during the war. 

Beach, Ambrose 

Bunnell, Frederick 

Bailey, Jonathan 

Brown, Asahel 
" James 

Elijah ; died at 



prisoner, carried to 

England and kept six New York. 

years and eight months. Buel, Benjamin 
Banham, John Blois, Edward 

Barlow, John Bidlard, Isaac 

" David , Burton, Ens. Judson 



Bunce, John; sick at 




Eobert 


TIconderoga In 1 775. 




Ephralm 


Bunce, Isaiah 




Jeremiah 


Prownson, Luman 




Asahel 


" Abel 




Daniel 


" Capt. Gideon 




David 



Ens. Cornelius Bendy, William 



780 



HISTOKT OF ANCIENT WOODBURT. 



Baldwin, Enos, Jr. 

" John; died in 
the northern army. 
Baldwin, Judah 
" Nathan 
" Asahel 
Barnes, Abraham; died 

in the army, 1781. 
Barnes, Samuel 
" Simeon 
" Frederick 
" John 
Beers, Lt. Nathan 
" Zachariah 
" Stephen 
" Abner 



Coles, James 
" Amos 

Crammer, John 

Chitman, Thomas 

Cutler, Joseph 

Carter, John 

Chatfield, Yarmouth 

Churchill, Oliver 
" Moses 

Curtiss, Lt. Ephraim 
" EUhu 
" Edmund 
" Kobert 
" Andrew 
" Jabez 
" Lewis, 
" Ebenezer 
" David 
" Isaac 
" Jeremiah 
" Henry 
" Reuben 
" Abner 
" Daniel 
" Phineas 



Davenport, Jonathan 

" John 

Dudley, George 

" Buel, 

" Benjamin 

" Elizur 
_ " Nathan 
Dimonds, John 

'I David 
Davis, Amos 
Dally, Obadiah 



Beers, Silas 

" Josiah 

" Philo 

" Lewis 
Belden, Asahel 

" Enos 
Bates, Elias 

" Ephraim 
Burritt, Samuel 

" Dr. Anthony 
Bristol, Nathaniel 

" Gideon, Jr. 
Bannister, George 
Balcomb, Nathaniel 
Butler, Abel 
Beecher, Abraham 

c. 

Curtiss, Aaron 

" Capt. Agur 

" Asa 

:" Wait 

" Israel, Jr. 

" Capt. Eleazur 
Crissey, Solomon 
" Truman 
Canfield, Thomas 

" Ehsha 
Collins, Ens. Edward 
Chittenden, Daniel 
Case, John C. 

Crosby, 

Cogswell, Capt. William 
Cash, Africa 
Corbran, Samuel 
Clark, Benjamin 

" Isaac 

" Amos 

" William 

" John 

" Phineas 

" Robert 

" Josiah 

D. 

Dixon, David 
" Archibald 
" Jarcd 
DooHttle, Thomas 
Doel, Shem 
Dunning, Capt. Elias; 

Commissary. 
Dunning, Christopher 
" David 
" Phineas 
Davidson, John 



Bradley, Zuar 
^' Jehlel 

Benedict, William 

Bostwick, Andrews 

Blenney, Barnabas 

Botsford, Samuel 

Blaisdell, Roger 

Backus, Delucena; after- 
ward Colonel in U. S. 
Army. 

Brothwell, Joseph F. 

Burchard, Dan 

Bulford, John 

Bloom, Isaac 

Burr, William, Sergeant 



Carpenter, William H. 

Couch, Capt. Ebenezer 

Chilson, Thomas 

Crowfoot, James 

Castle, John 
" Timothy 
" William 

Cole, Phineas 
" Simeon 

Church, Ebenezer 
" Moses 
" Nathaniel; 
wounded by a grape 
shot at White Plains, 
and disabled for life. 

Coilln, Samuel 

Camp, Phineas 
" Ens. David 

Chapman, Capt. Nathan 
" Israel 

Chldson, John ; wounded 
in left arm at White 
Plains, Oct. 28th, 17 76. 

Calechan, Thomas 

Crow, Elias 



Durkee, Benjamin 

" Asa 
Durbey, Ephraim 

" John 
De Forest, Joseph 
Dunbar,*Joseph 
Downs, Ellphalet 

" Daniel ; killed at 
White Plains. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 



781 



Eastman, Beryamin 
" Azarlah 

Easton, Eliphalet 
" Normand 
'' Julian 
" Elijah ; enlisted 
in 1777, for three 
years ; was taken sick 
at Mud Fort, Nov., 
1777, and transferred 
to the hospital at Tren- 
ton, N. J. At the time 
the hospital was remo- 



Frisbie, Jonathan 

" Asahcl 

" Noah 

« Noah, Jr. 

" Abiel 

" David 

" James 
Foot, Joseph; Uved to 
98 years. 



E. 

ved seventy miles, the 

•wagoners employed 

to transport the inva- 
lids, ran off with the 

wagons, leaving him 

to make his way on 

foot. He afterward 

petitioned the General 

Assembly for relief, 

and the sum of £30 

was granted him. 
Elderkin, Jedediah 
Edmond, William ; after- 

F. 

Farrand, Capt. Jonathan Filets, Francis 



ward judge of the su- 
perior court. He was 
wounded in the right 
thigh, in the "Dan- 
bury Alarm," April 
2 7th, 1 7 7 7 ; was also at 
Ticonderoga. 

Edwards, Corp. John 

Elgur, Abner 

Eastburn, DeUverance 

Elwood, 

EUis, Jonas 



Fish, Nathan 

Flowers, Nathan 
" Nathaniel 

Fall, Patrick 

Field, Francis 
" George 
" Nathaniel 



Goodrich, Wait ; com- 
missary, Pay Table al- 
lowed him £3,000 Dec. 
18th, 1780, for purcha- 
sing pork for the army. 

Goodrich, Timothy 

Galesley, Thomas 

Gideons, Joshua 

Grant, EUsha 

Gillis, Tint 

GoodseU, Isaac 

Graham, Isaac G., M. D. ; 
surgeon under Gen. 
Washington. 

Graham, Doct. Andrew ; 
surgeon. 



G. 

Graham, Rev. Chaun- 

cey ; chaplain. 
Gardin, John 

Gilchrist, 

Giles, Timothy 
Garnsey, Joseph 
Gould, John 

" John W. 
Garnet, John 
Gilbert, Corp. Isaiah 

" Elnathau 
Gorham, Benjamin 
Garret, John 

" John 
Green, Ezra 

" Eleazer 

H. 



Hinman, Col. Benjamin Hinman, Jonas 



Capt. Ehjah 
" Capt. Ephraim ; 
Commissaiy. - 
Hinman, Moses 
" Lt. Asa 
" Ens. Joel 
" Wait 
« Silas 



Eno3 
Michael 
Isaiah 
James 
Francis 
Capt. David 
Daniel 
Capt. Samuel 



Frost, Joseph 
Fales, Francis 
Fieldsley, Francis 
Franklin, Jehiel 
Fenn, Daniel 
Fisher, Darius 



Green, Samuel 
Galpin, Joseph 

" Stephen 

" Samuel ; died in 
N. Anny. 
Gage, Thomas 
Guernsey, Richard 
" Solomon 
Gillet, Ehphalet 

" David 
Gridley, Asahel 
Griswold, Ebenezer 
Gear, Ezra 
Glazier, Jacob 
Gordon, Robert 



Hinman, Lemuel 

" Capt. Truman; 
Commissary. 
Hinman, Enos 
" Timothy 
" Benjamin, 3d; 
returned a deserter in 
1780 by mistake, he 
having gone home on 



782 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 



account of sickness, by 
advice of bis captain. 
Hinman, Capt. Elisha; 
commander of a gov- 
ernment ship called the 
Alfred, which sailed 
out of New London. 
Hinman, Ens. Titus ; in 
Col. Zebulon Butler's 
regiment. He was 
killed in the bloody 
massacre of Wyoming, 
July 3d, 1778. 
Hicock, Asa 
" SUas 

" Reuben ; sick at 
Ticonderoga in 1775. 
Hicock, Thaddeus, Jr. 
" Ebenezer 
» David 
" Elijah 
" Ephraim 
" Benjamin 
" Johnson 
" Nathaniel 
Hull, Ebenezer 
" William 
'* Doct. Titus; sur- 
geon. 
Hull, Stephen 
Hall, Ebenezer 
» Thomas 
" Thomas, Jr. 
" Aaron 
« L. 
Hawley, Capt. Enos 
" James 
" Moses 
« David 
Hamsted, David 
Hows, Samuel 
" George 
Humphrey, Capt. Elijah 
Herrick, John 
Hilliard, William 
Hubbell, Ebenezer 
Hill, Abraham ; died in 
N. Army. 



Hill, Reuben Hurlbut, Asaph 

" Solomon ; sick at " Capt. Samuel 

Ticonderoga, in 1775. " Abraham 

Higley, Nehemiah Hine, Capt. Nathan 

Hazen, William " Jonathan 

" Elijah, Sergeant " Adam 
Hurd, Capt. Thaddeus " Lewis 

Lt. Asahel ; killed Hitchcock, Benjamin 



in 


the war. 


" David 


(( 


Simeon 


'' James R. 


it 


Capt. David 


" Benjamin, Jr 


11 


David, Jr. 


Hunt, William 


a 


Daniel 


" John, Jr. 


ii 


Capt. Adam 


" Isaac 


it 


Stephen 


" Simeon 


n 


Lovewell 


" Isaac, Jr. 


a 


Samuel 


Hooker, James 


u 


Isaac 


" Thaddeus 


u 


Solomon 


Hastings, Dr. Seth ; sur- 


<( 


Noah 


geon. 


(< 


Moses 


Hand, Elias 


<( 


Calvin 


Hannah, Alexander 


(( 


Curtiss 


" James 


(t 


Lewis 


" Robert 


(( 


Gideon 


Hawkins, Moses 


it 


Gideon, Jr. 


" Zadock 


(( 


Simeon, Jr. 


" Zadock, Jr. 


u 


Abner 


Hayes, 


u 


Abraham 


Hodge, Gulielmus 


(( 


Graham 


" Philo 


(( 


Joseph 


Huntington, Ebenezer 


(( 


John : sick at Ti 


- Hotchkiss, Reuben 


conderoga, in 1775. 


Hobert, Elisha 


Hurlbut, Truman 


" John 


u 


Robert 


Hudson, John 


(1 


Joel 


Ilungerford, James 


u 


Noah 


" Lt. Benja- 


u 


Wait 


min ; sick at Ticonde- 


(( 


John 


roga, in 1 775, and died 


(1 


Amos 


soon after. 


(( 


Elisha 


Hastians, Samuel 


(( 


Gideon 


Hannayed, William 


ii 


Gideon, Jr. 


Holt, Nicholas ; had small 


(( 


Thomas 


pox in Canada, 1776. 


ii 


Squire 


Henries, Zadock 


ii 


Joel 




ii 


Capt. Adam 





Ingraham, Nathaniel 
" Henry 

William 



I. 

Ingraham, Eleazer 
Indian, Tom 
Ives, Asahel 



Ives, Abner 

" Daniel, Jun. 
Isbell, Seruda 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 



783 



Johnson, Isaac 

" Amos ; stood 
next to Daniel Downs, 
whose brains were 
spattered upon him at 
White Plains. 
Johnson, John 
'' William 
" Isaiah 
" Iliram 
" Justus ; Avound- 
ed in the left arm in 
the action near Nor- 
walk. His arm was 
amputated. State al- 
lowed him $12 per 
month in consequence. 
Johnson, Peter 
Judd, Daniel 



J. 

Judd, Freeman 
Jackson, Samuel 

" Theophilus 
Jones, Benjamin 
Jewett, Isaac 

" Caleb ; had small- 
pox, and was disabled 
by It in his sight, in 
Canada, 1776. 
Jordan, John 

" William 
Judson, Gen. David, A. 
M.; was capt. in the 
Continental army. 
Judson, Capt. James 
" Ensign John 
" Joseph 
" Ensign Amos 



Judson, Elijah ; sick at 

Ticonderoga, 1775. 
Judson, Chapman, do. 

" Chapman, Jr. 

" Agur 

" Timothy, Capt. 

" Aaron 

" Joel 

" Elihu 

" WQliam 

" James 

" Abel 

" Joshua 
Jenks, Thomas 
Jennings, Charles; had 
small-pox and fever in 
Canada. 
James, Thomas 



KImberly, David 

" Thomas 
Kellogg, Samuel 
Kjiapp, Eleazar 

" Moses 



K. 

Keeney, Levi 
Kelly, John 
Kasson, James 
" Alexander 



Kasson, Archibald 
Keeler, Hezeklah 
Kellis, Peter 
King, David 



Lewis, Capt. Ezekiel 

" George 

" Asa 

" Abraham 

" Nathaniel 

" James 

" Elihu 
Lacey, Capt. Thaddeus; 

died in service at Cas 

tleton, Oct. 3, 1775. 
Lacey, Ebenezer 

" Ebenezer, Jun. 

" Ezra 
Leavenworth, Capt. Da- 
vid 



Martin, Joel 

" Joseph 

" Solomon 

" Ezekiel 

" David 

" Isaiah 

" Capt. Andrew 

" William 

" Gideon 



L. 

Leavenworth, David, Jr. 

" Amos 
" Morse 
" Lt. Ebenezer 
" Gideon 
'' Capt. John 
Lake, Edward 
Leavitt, Samuel 
" Jonathan 
" David 
Ladd, Benajah 

" David 
Lee, Abner 
" Samuel 
Liusley, Abiel 

M. 

Martin, Amos IMInor, Timothy ; sick at 

" Samuel Ticonderoga. Taken 

Minor, Adoniram prisoner at Danbury, 

" Simeon; taken and carried to N. York, 

prisoner at Danbury. Moseley, Increase, Esq.; 

Minor, Elisha Commissary. 

" Sergt. Israel Moseley, Col. Increase, 

" David Jr. 

" Daniel . Moseley, Capt. Abner 



Linsley, Abiel, Jun. 
" Brainard 

Lines, Abraham 

London, Pomp 

Lamfear, Samuel 

Logan, Matthew 
" John 

Laslin, John 

Lusk, Samuel 

Liberty, Jeff; formerly 
slave of Jonathan Far- 
rand ; made free by 
enlisting.| 

Lyon, Isaac 



784 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 



Manville, Simeon 
" Ira 
" John 
Mac Daniel, Thomas 
Meigs, Jesse 
Mott, Lyman 
Mills, Cnrtisg 

" Samuel, Jr.; had 
the small-pox in Can- 
ada, 1776. 
Mills, Alexander 
Moody, Zimri 
Morgan, Lewis 
Mansfield, Clement 
Mol trope, Jude 
McKinney, John 
Mitchel, Beniah 
" Nathan 
" Daniel 
" David 



Mitchell, Thomas 
" Capt. John 
" Jehiel 
" Simeon 

Seth 
" Capt. Nathan'l 
" Abijah 
" Capt. Eleazer 
" Brier 
Mallory, Aaron ; three 
years aid to General 
Washington. 
Mallory, Daniel 
" David 
" John 
" John, Jr. 
" Simeon 

Eli 
" Capt. Abner 



Mallory, Walker 
Murray, Samuel 
" Noah 
" Hugh 
Meramble, John 
]Mix, Joseph 
ISIasters, N. S. 
Morris, Matthew 
Munn, Doct. Ebenezer ; 

surgeon. 
Munn, Corp. Samuel 

" Justus 
Mclntire, Henry 
McGraw, John 
Merchant, Job 
My, Ebenezer 
Mulatto Michael 

" Job 
Munger, Jonathan 



Norton, Issachar 

" George 

" George, Jan. 

" William 

" John Austin 

" David 
Newton, Ezekiel 



N. 

Nettleton, Josiah at Boston 

Northrop, Amos Negro Bobbin 

Nails, John " James 
Nichols, Elisha ; killed at " Titus 

New York " Peter 

Nichols, James " Toney 

" Andrew ; died " Camming 



Osborne, Shadrach ; 
purchasing and issuing 
commissary during the 
war. 

Osborne, Samuel 



o. 

Osborne, Nathan ; New York ; was there 

wounded in several three months, 
parts of the body at Olcott, John E. 
Horse Neck, June 8, Olds, Oliver 
1779, and carried to " Aaron 



Peck, Abijah 
" John 
" Josiah 
" Judson 

Piatt, John ; taken pris- 
oner at Fort Wash- 
ington, June 5, 1777; 
was released on parole 
and came home with 
the small-pox. 

Pitcher, Ebenezer 

Pease, William 

Patterson, Sherman 

" Ens. WilHam 

Pierce, David 

Post, Abraham 



Parks, James 
Pislie, Elijah 
Prindle, Enos 
Parker, Gamaliel 

" Peter 
■ " Thomas 

" Amasa 
Prentice, Zachariah 
Peters, Galloway 
Peet, Daniel 

" Richard 
Parry, Daniel 
Pollard, Isaac 
Palmer, Phineas 
Porter, Capt. David 

" John 



Porter, Benjamin 

Pritchard, Nat. 

Potter, Sheldon 
" David 
" Daniel 

Phelps, Charles 
" Darius 
" Samuel 

Parmely, Thomas 

Perry, Elisha 
« Eli 

Preston, Nathan ; pay- 
master and issuing 
commissary of supphes. 

Pain, Justus 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT TVOODBtJRT. 



785 



Reynolds, Matthew 
" Sergt. James 
" William 
" Jas. Blakesly 
" Justus 
" Hezekiab 
" Simeon 
" David 
" Solomon 
" Solomon, Jan. 

sick at Ticonderoga. 
Roots, Isaac 

" Solomon ; died at 

Crown Point. 



R. 

Roots, Joseph 

" Colonel ; sick 
Ticonderoga, 1775. 

Royce, Matthew 

Rill, Edward 

Rice, Edward 

Rumsey, David 
'' Kathan 

Rumrill, Frederick 

Richards, Amos ; sick 
Ticonderoga. 

Rusco, Stephen 
" Benjamin 

Ranney, Solomon 



Ranney, Stephen 
at Rogers, Ebenezer 
Robinson, Solomon 
" David 
" William 
Robin, jNIichael 
Read, Jonathan 
" Matthew 
Rood, Simeon 
at " John ; shot thro' 
the thigh with a mus- 
ket ball at White Pi's, 
Oct. 28, 1776. 



Stoddard, Anthony 
" Eli 
" Amos 

" Thomas; kill- 
ed in the war. 

Stoddard, Abiram ; died 
of bloody flux in the 
army. 

Stoddard, Cap. James; 
d. in the service, 1777. 

Stoddard, Capt. Nathan ; 
killed at Mud Fort, on 
the Delaware, Nov. 15, 
1777, by a cannon 
ball, which entirely 
severed his head from 
his body. Lt. John 
Strong related, that he 
was standing near him 



s. 

went out one day to 
view the position of the 
enemy- He found 
La Fayette on the 
ground before him for 
thti same purpose. — 
When they wished to 
retire, they found 
themselves cut off from 
camp by some British 
soldiers. There was 
DO escape except by 
fording a creek. Lt. 
Strong being larger 
and stronger than his 
companion, took him 
upon his shoulders, and 
crossed the creek in 
safetv. 



when it occurred, and Strong, Adino 



that for a moment 
after, he was standing 
without a head before 
he fell. 
Stoddard, Curtiss 

" Abijah ; died 
at Crown Point. 
Stoddard, Cyrenius 

" Luther 

" Philo : wound- 



Uriel 
" Anthony 
" Daniel ; teamster 
" Charles 
" Josiah ; 
shot through the leg, 
in the Germantown 
action, and was oblig- 
ed to have it amputa- 
ted. 



ed in the arm in the Strong, Benjamin 
Germantown action. " Benjamin, Jun. 
Stoddard, Adjutant Smith, Daniel 



Ichabod ; sick 
at Ticonderoga. 
Strong, Samuel 
" Lieut. John ; 
while in the service he 



Capt. Ebenezer 
Capt. Richard 
Hon. Nathaniel 
Samuel 



63 



Smith, Stephen; sick at 
Ticonderoga. 
" Phincas 
" Abraham 
" Jeremiah 
" Elisha 

" Robert ; was a ser- 
geant under Col. Seth 
Warner ; was toma- 
hawked and scalped by 
the Indians on " Four 
Mile Island," in Lake 
George, a small party 
to which he belonged 
having been surprised 
in the night. He lay 
four days, when he was 
found and taken care 
of. He recovered and 
survived many years 
after. 

Sperry, Ambrose 
" Enoch 

Savage, Joseph 

" Seth; died in 
New York. 

Stiles, Joseph 

Sharp, James 

Sheldon, Charles 

" Doct. Daniel ; 
surgeon's mate. 

Slauter, John 

Steele, Sergeant John 
" Luke 
" Sergeant Elisha 

Sanford, Capt. J. 

St. J«hn, Adonijah 

Seymour, Capt. Moses 



786 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT -VVOODBURT. 



Squire, Capt. Gideon 
" Abiathar 
" Joseph 
" Thomas, 3d 
" Thomas, Jr. 

Skeels, Adoniram 

Stratton, Thomas 

Starr, Elisha 

Stevens, Aaron 
" Daniel 

Sedgwick, Benjamin 
" Archer 

" Joseph 



Torrance, Thomas; 
wounded in the " Dan- 
bury Alarm," April 
27th, 1777, in the 
thigh. 
Torrance, Corp. Joseph 
" Capt. Samuel 
" Samuel, Jr. 
'' Ezra 
" Wilham 
" Joseph 
Tona, Jethro 
Twiss, Jonathan 
Turrill, John 

" Samuel 
Tallman, Ebenezer. Jr. 

" Peter 
Tomlinson, ; com- 
missary. 

" Timothy 

" Henry 

« WilUam 

Thompson, John 



Sherman, David; com- 
missary. 
Sherman, Elijah 
" James 

" Lt. John 

" Taylor; ex- 

press man. 
Daniel ; member of the 
Council of Safety four 
years. 
Southworth, William 
Summers, Asahel 
Simons, David 

T. 

Tomlinson, Thomas 
" David 

" Lieut. 

Tongue, Jonathan 
Tossel, John 
Thorp, David 
Taylor, Simeon 
" Josiah 
" John 

*•' Joel ; killed at 
New York. 
Titus, Joel 
Touseley, Nathaniel 
Thomas, Lt. Ebenezer 
" John ; taken 
sick at Fort Ann ; 
came home by advice 
of his captain, lost his 
wages, and was re- 
turned a deserter in 
consequence. 
Thomas, Isaac ; wounded 



Simons, Cummey 
Stannard, Samuel 
Seeley, Ephraim 
Strickland, Moses 
Standclift, William 
Sturgess, Aquila 
Stewart, William 
Saxton, Jo. ; died at 

New York. 
Sears, John 
Sperry, Eli 

" Ambrose 
Skilton, Doct. Henry 



in the knee at White 
Plains, Oct. 31st, 1776, 
by a cannon ball ; was 
removed to Woodbury 
by Asahel Thomas and 
died Dec. 9th, 1776. 
Thomas, Jacob 
" Charles 
" Charles, Jr. 
" David 

S. 
" Jeremiah 
" Joseph 
" Enoch 
Tuttle, Aaron 
" Capt. Nathaniel 
" Ichabod 
" Andrew 
" Thomas 
Tucker, Daniel 
Trowbridge, Lt. Elihu 
" Philemon 



Vandyke, Peter 



Warner, Col. Seth 
" Capt. John 
" Daniel; kUled 
at the battle of Ben- 
nington. 
Warner, Thomas 
Saul 
" Samuel 
" Capt. Elizur 
" Lt. Ebenezer 
" Eliphaz, 
Wakeley, Abiel '. 
" Henry 



W. 

Wakeley, Abel; was a 
soldier, through the 
whole length of the 
War of Independence, 
joining the army in his 
1 6th year ; was with 
Washington at Valley 
Forge ; at West Point, 
under Arnold, and saw 
the traitor escape ; with 
La Fayette in his me- 
morable retreat before 
Cornwallis, and with 



him stormed the re- 
doubt at Yorktown ; 
received an honorable 
discharge from Wash- 
ington ; died at Green- 
ville, Green county, 
New York, April 13th, 
1850, in the 90th year 
of his age. 

Wheeler, Capt. Seth 
" Doct. Lemuel; 
surgeon. 

Wheeler, Capt. John 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURT. 



787 



Wheeler, Benjamin 
" Benjamin, Jr. 

Silas 
" Adam 
" EInathan 
" Agur ; sick at 
Ticonderoga, in 1775. 
Wheeler, Archelaus 
" William ; com- 
missary at the north 
end of Lake George. 
"Wheeler, Nathan 
Washburn, Edward 
" Edmond 

Wayland, John 
Whipple, Joseph 
Wilkinson, Abraham 
Wott, Adam 
Woodruff, Hawkins 

" John 

Weeks, John 
Wildman, Rev. Benja- 
min ; chaplain. 
Walker, Abel 
" Zechariah 
" Elisha 
" Capt. Joseph 
" Isaiah 
" Samuel 



Walker, Peter 

" Joseph, Jr. 
" Josiah 
" David 
" Simeon 
Watson, Hon. James ; 
afterward senator In 
Congress. 
Watson, Capt. John ; 
wounded in the back 
at St. John's, Canada, 
in 1775, and the state 
granted him a pension 
of S18 per month. 
Whittlesey, Martin ; lost 
the use of his Umbs by 
sickness at New York. 
Whittlesey, David 

" Asaph; killed 
at Wyoming, Julv 3d, 
1778. 
Wallace, Thomas 
Waugh, Buel 
Wiscott, Joseph 
White, John 

" Joseph 
Woodward, Noah 

" Noah, Jr. 

Welch, Sergeant Luke 



Welch, Ithuel 
Welch, Michael 
Wagner, Daniel 
Wagner, David 
Wilson, Samuel 
Way, Ira 
Way, Isaac 
Wooster, Hinman 
Woodman, Samuel 
AVells, David 

" John 

" Benjamin 
Wilcoxson, Ephraim 
AVard, Samuel 
Whitney, John 
Wheaton, Jonathan 

" Roswell 
Wright, Charles, Jr. 

" Freedom 

" David 
Waters, Joseph 
Wentworth, G. 
Warden, Joseph 
Waller, Thomaa 

" Daniel 
Ward, Macock 
Wood, James 



Youngs, David 



LIST OF SOLDIERS IN THE WAR OF 1812. 

B. denotes Bethlem. Wa. Washington, R. Roxbury. S. Southbury. 
This list is not complete. Those without any letter are from Woodbury. 

A. 

Atwood, Washington H. Allen, James (B.) Allen, Stephen 



Burton, Oliver (B.) 
Bates, Richard (R.) 
Bryant, Samuel, (Wa.) 
Blackman, Beecher 
Bunnell, Sheldon 
Barnum, Eli (B.) 
Beebee, Isaac (B.) 



Castle, Bethel S. 

" John 
Coe, Daniel (B.) 



B. 

Barlow, Elisha (Wa.) 
Bishop, Miles 
Booth, Aaron 
Brown, James (S.) 
" Daniel (S.) 
Baker, Henry (Wa.) 
Bishop, Amos 

c. 

Church, Samuel (B.) 
Canfield, Austin (B.) 
Curtiss, John 



Bassett, Nathaniel 
Bryant, Ira 
Baldwin, Amos (B.) 
Beecher, Lyman (B.) 
Botsford, Samuel 
Barto, Jonah 



Cunningham, Wm. (Wa.) 



788 HISTOKY OF ANCIENT "WOODBURY. 

E. 

Eastman, Daniel E. (R.) 

F. 

Fairchild, David (B) Fowler, Robert B. (Wa.) Farrand, Capt. N. (Wa.) 
Frisbie, Benjamin (B) French, Ezra (B.) 
" Samuel (Wa.) Forbes, Robert (Wa.) 

G. 

Gordon, Jonathan Glazier, John Galpin, Pettit 

Griswold, Harvey Galpin, Stephen F. Gibbs, Spencer (B.) 

" Asa S. " Sergt. Samuel 

H. 

Howe, William Hine, Elijah (B.) Hubbell, Zalmon (B.) 

Hannah, George (B.) Hyde, Abijah (B.) Hatch, Joseph 

Hine, Austin (B.) 



Judson, Henry Jackson, Levi Jackson, Levi (B.) 

Jackson, Joel " Samuel 

K. 

Knapp, Capt. Seymour Kasson, Lt. Adam C.(B.) Kimball, Horace (B.) 
(B.) Kimball, Horatio (B.) 



Luddinpton, Fred. (B.) Lewis, Elisha (R.) Lum, Austin (B.) 

Lewis, Jabez (B.) Leavenworth, Philo (B.) Lambert, Fred. 



Geo. (R.) 



M. 



Murray, David Moody, Samuel Munger, Harmon (B.) 

" Alexander Morriss, Edward Masters, Doct. Samuel S. 

McCoy, Hugh Mitchell, Nathaniel (R.) 

N. 
Nichols, John 

o. 

Olds, David Osborne, Daniel 

P. 

Parker, Willis Parker, Philo (Wa.) Peet, Ashbel 

" James Patterson, Charles (R.) Price, Sheldon, (B.) 

" Lt. Thomas C. Peck, Capt. Joseph 

R. 

Reynolds, Joseph Ryan, Marcus 



HISTORY OP ANCIENT WOODBURY 



789 



Sandford, Thomas (R.) 
Stiles, Lyman 
Spring, Isaac (B.) 
Seymour, John H. (B.) 
Squire, John A. (E..) 



Titus, Stiles (Wa.) 
Turrill, Asahel (K.) 



Stevens, Jeremiah (B.) Strong, Daniel (B.) 
Sperry, Moses ' Stone,, Norman (B.) 

Smith, Ens. Theodore Seeley, Freeman H. (B.) 

(B.) Steel, Joseph (B.) 

Smith, John (B.) Skidmore, James B. (B.) 



T. 

TurriU, Roswell (R.) 
Tuttle, Preston 

W. 



Tuttle, David 



Weller, Capt Thomas ; drafted, when he went Warner, Capt. Elizur 
killed by Warner to notify him. Williams, Wm. R. (B.) 

Knapp, who had been Webb, Joseph (R.) Wilcox, Linus (B.) 

Wakeley, Harry 



LIST OF REPRESENTATIVES 



1779 



1780 



1781 



1782 



1783 



1784 



1785 



1786 



1787 



1788 



1789 



1790 



1791 



Of the Town of Washington, which 
May Session. 

Capt. Increase Moseley, 
Capt. William Cogswell, 
Capt. William Cogswell, ] -r 
Capt. Ebenezer Clarke, ) 
Capt. William Cogswell, 
Capt. Gideon HoUister, 
Capt. William Cogswell, 
Capt. Gideon HoUister, 
Capt. Nathan Hicock, ) j 
Mr. John Whittlesey, ; ''^^' 
Maj. W^illiam Cogswell, 
Mr. John Calhpun, 
Mr. John Whittlesey, 
Capt. Nathan Hicock, 
Mr. John Whittlesey, ] j 
Capt. Nathan Hicock, ^ 
Capt. John Whittlesey, 
Mr. Daniel N. Brinsmade, 
Mr. John Whittlesey, 
Mr. Matthew Logan, 
Mr. John Whitdesey, 
Capt. Jonathan Farrand, 
Mr. John Whittlesey, 
Rev. Daniel Brinsmade, 
Mr. John Whittlesey, 

No choice, 
Capt. Jonathan Farrand, } j 
Mr. Peter Sherman, | 

Mr. John Whittlesey, 
Mr. Peter Sherman, 
Mr. John Whittlesey, 
Mr. David Judson, 
Mr. David Judson, 
Mr. John Whittlesey, 



was incorporated, Jan., 1779. 
October Session. 
Capt. William Cogswell. 
Capt. Ebenezer Clarke. 



Capt. W^illiam Cogswell. 
Capt. Gideon Hollister. 
Capt. Nathan Hicock. 
Mr. John Whittlesey. 



Maj. William Cogswell. 

No choice. 
Mr. John Whittlesey. 
Capt. Nathan Hicock. 



Capt. John Whittlesey. 
Mr. Daniel N. Brinsmade, 
Mr. John Whittlesey. 
Capt. Jonathan Farrand. 
Capt. Nathan Hicock. 
Mr. John Whittlesey. 
Mr. John Whittlesey. 
Capt Nathan Hicock. 
Capt. Jonathan Farrand. 
Mr. Peter Sherman. 



Mr. John Whittlesey. 
Capt. David Judson. 
Mr. Jonathan Farrand. 
Mr. John Whittlesey. 
Mr. David Judson. 
Mr. Simeon Mitchell. 



790 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 





May Session. 


October Session. 


1792 


Mr. Peter Sherman, 


Mr. Daniel N. Brinsmade 




Mr. David Judson, 


Mr. David Judson. 


1793 


Mr. Daniel N. Brinsmade, 


Mr. Daniel N. Brinsmade 




Mr. David Whittlesey, 


Mr. David Whittlesey. 


1794 


David Judson, 


Daniel N. Brinsmade. 




Peter Sherman, 


Peter Sherman. 


1795 


Daniel N. Brinsmade, 


Daniel N. Brinsmade. 




Peter Sherman, 


Mr. David Whittlesey. 


1796 


Daniel Brinsmade, 


Daniel Brinsmade. 




David Whittlesey, 


David Whittlesey. 


1797 


Daniel N. Brinsmade, 


Daniel N. Brinsmade. 




Eljah Hazen, . 
Daniel Brinsmade, 


William Cogswell. 


1798 


Daniel Brinsmade. 




Elijah Hazen, 


Elijah Hazen. 


1799 


Daniel N. Brinsmade, 


Daniel N. Brinsmade. 




William Cogswell, 


Elijah Hazen. 


1800 


Daniel N. Brinsmade, 


Daniel N. Brinsmade. 




Elijah Hazen, 


Elijah Hazen. 


1801 


Daniel N. Brinsmade, 


Daniel N. Brinsmade. 




William Cogswell, 


Simeon Mitchell. 


1802 


Daniel N. Brinsmade, 


Daniel N. Brinsmade. 




Simeon Mitchell, 


William Cogswell. 


1803 


Daniel N. Brinsmade, 


Daniel N. Brinsmade. 




Elijah Hazen, 


William Cogswell. 


1804 


Daniel N. Brinsmade, 


Daniel N. Brinsmade. 




Elijah Hazen, 


David Whittlesey. 


1805 


Daniel N. Brinsmade, 


Daniel N. Brinsmade. 




David Whittlesey, 


David Whittlesey. 


1806 


Daniel N. Brinsmade, 


Daniel N. Brinsmade. 




David Whittlesey, 


David Whittlesey. 


1807 


Elijah Hazen, 


Daniel N. Brinsmade. 




David Whittlesey, 


Elijah Hazen. 


1808 


Daniel N. Brinsmade, 


Daniel N. Brinsmade. 




Elijah Hazen, 


William Cogswell. 


1809 


Daniel N. Brinsmade, 


Daniel N. Brinsmade. 




Noble Day, 


Joseph Whittlesey. 


1810 


Warren K. Fowler, 


Daniel N. Brinsmade. 




Noble Day, 


David Whittlesey. 


1811 


Evets Moody, 


Daniel N. Brinsmade. 




Noble Day, 


John Newton. 


1812 


Daniel N. Brinsmade, 


Daniel N. Brinsmade. 




John N. Gunn, 


Joseph Whittlesey. 


1813 


Daniel N. Brinsmade, 


Daniel N. Brinsmade. 




John N. Gunn, 


David Whittlesey. 


1814 


Daniel N, Brinsmade, 


Daniel N. Brinsmade. 




John N. Gunn, 


David Whittlesey. 


1815 


Samuel Leavitt, 


Samuel Leavitt. 




Noble Day, 


Noble Day. 


1816 


Samuel Leavitt, 


Daniel B. Brinsmade. 




Daniel B. Brinsmade, 


Samuel Leavitt. 


1817 


Daniel B. Brinsmade, 


Daniel B. Brinsmade. 




William Cogswell, 


Constantine McMahon. 


1818 


Daniel B. Brinsmade, 


John N. Gunn. 




Joseph Whittlesey, 


Noble Day. 





HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURT. 




UNDER THE 


CONSTITUTION. 


May, 






1819 


Samuel Leavitt, 


Joseph Whittlesey. 


1820 


Daniel B. Brinsmade, 


Joseph Whittlesey. 


1821 


Curtis Hicox, 


Ensign Bushnell. 


1822 


Timothy Mitchell, 


Philo Clark. 


1823 


Evetts Moody, 


William Cogswell. 


1824 


Constantine McMahon, 


Abijah Tomhnson. 


1825 


No choice. 


No choice. 


1826 


Samuel Leavitt, Jr., 


Nathan Newton. 


1827 


Constantine McMahon^ 


Samuel Leavitt, Jr. 


1828 


Daniel B. Brinsmade, 


Abijah Tomlinson. 


1829 


John Newton, 


Chester Ackley. 


1830 


Samuel Leavitt, Jr., 


Daniel B. Brinsmade. 


1831 


Johnson C. Hatch, 


Joseph Titus, Jr. 


1832 


Youngs Elliot, 


David C. Whittlesey. 


1833 


David C. Whittlesey, 


Youngs Elliot. 


1834 


Samuel Frisbie, 


George Lewis. 


1835 


Samuel Leavitt, 


Daniel Wheaton. 


1836 


Joseph Titus, Jr., 


Charles Lemon. 


1837 


Daniel B. Brinsmade, 


Charles Vail. 


1838 


John Newton, 


Truman Baldwin. 


1839 


John M. Ford, 


William Pond. 


1840 


Chester Ackley, 


No choice. 


1841 


No choice. 


No choice. 


1842 


Frederick Chittenden, 


Daniel Frisbie. 


1843 


George Steele, 


No choice. 


1844 


No choice. 


No choice. 


1845 


No choice, 


No choice. 


1846 


Ithiel Hicox, 


David Whittlesey. 


1847 


Piatt Bryan, 


Nathan H. Carey. 


1848 


Daniel B. Brinsmade, 


Abijah Tomlinson. 


1849 


Sheldon H. Calhoun, 


Daniel Burnham. 


1850 


Abiel C. Lemon, 


Johnson L. Tomlinson 


1851 


Arvin Burnham, 


Moseley V. Bronson. 


1852 


Russell W. Frisbie, 


Leander Odell. 


1853 


Sheldon W. Meeker, 


Frederick Newton. 



791 



ASSISTANT. 

Daniel N. Brinsmade, from 1802 to 1818. 

WASHINGTON PROBATE DISTRICT. 
Set off from Woodbury and Litchfield districts in 1832. 

JUDGES. 

Daniel B. Brinsmade, 1832 to 1834, Ithiel Hicox, 1837, 1842, 1843 and 

1838 to 1841, 1844 and 1845, 1847 1852. 

to 1849, 1851. William Moody, 1846. 

Frederick S. Fenn, 1835 to 1836. Daniel G. Piatt, 1850. 



STATE SENATOR. 



Alvin Brown, 1839. 



792 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 



MEMBERS OF CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION, 1818. 
Ensign Bushnell, Hermanns Marshall. 



TOWN-CLERKS. 



Daniel N. Brinsmade, from 1779 to William Leavitt, from Oct., 1841, to 

1813. Oct., 1846. • 

Daniel B. Brinsmade, from Oct., 1813, Daniel B. Brinsmade, from Oct., 1846, 

to Oct., 1841. to . 



LIST OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM SOUTHBURY. 

Southbury was set off from Woodbury and incorporated in 1787. 
following is a list of Eepresentatives to the present time. 



The 



May Session. 
1787 

1 788 Col. Benjamin Hinman, 

1789 Col. B. Hinman, Jan. and May, 

1790 Mr. Shadrach Osborn, 

1791 Mr. Benjamin Hinman, 

1792 Mr. Benjamin Hinman, 

1793 Mr. Justus Johnson, 

1794 Mr. Benjamin Stiles, Jr., 

1 795 Mr. Joel Hinman, 

1796 Mr. Shadrach Osborn, 

1797 Mr. Benjamin Hecox, 

1798 John Edmond, 

1799 Mr. Joel Hinman, 

1800 Shadrach Osborn, 

1801 Justus Johnson, 

1802 Aaron Hinman, 

1803 Shadrach Osborn, 

1804 Justus Johnson, 

1805 Aaron Hinman, 

1806 Aaron Hinman, 

1807 Burton Canfield, 

1808 Truman Hinman, 

1809 Shadrach Osborn, 

1810 Titus Pearce, 

1811 Simeon Hinman, 

1812 JohnMoseley, 

1813 Joel Crane, 

1814 Nathan Curtiss, 

1815 Curtiss Hinman, 

1816 Moses Wheeler, 

1817 Park Brown, 

1818 Curtiss Hinman , 



October Session. 
Col. Benjamin Hinman. 
Col. Benjamin Pllnman. 
Mr. Shadrach Osborn. 
Mr. Benjamin Hinman. 
Mr. Benjamin Hinman. 
Mr. Benjamin Stiles, Jr. 
Mr. Increase Moseley. 
Mr. Joel Hinman. 
Mr. Benjamin Stiles, Jr. 
Mr. John Edmond. 
Mr. Benjamin Hecox. 
Benjamin Hinman. 
Warren Mitchell. 
Shadrach Osborn. 
Aaron Hinman. 
Warren Mitchell. 
Simeon Hinman. 
Shadrach Osborn. 
Justus Johnson. 
Aaron Hinman. 
Shadrach Osborn. 
Justus Johnson. 
Shadrach Osborn. 
Truman Hinman. 
Simeon Mitchell. 
Park Brown. 
Nathan Curtiss. 
Joel Cranel 
Joel Crane. 
Warren Mitchell. 
Amos Johnson. 
Warren Mitchell. 



May, 
1819 
1820 
1821 
1822 
1823 



UNDER THE CONSTITUTION. 



Curtiss Hinman. 
Amos Johnson. 
Truman Moseley. 
Amos Johnson. 
Gideon Judson. 



1824 Newton Tuttle. 

1825 Benjamin B. Osborn. 

1826 John*Pearce. 

1827 Edward Hinman. 

1828 Newton Tuttle. 





HISTORY OF 


ANCIENT 


-WOODBURY. 


1829 


John Moseley. 


1842 


Erastus Pierce. 


1830 


John Pearce. 


1843 


Charles B. Hicock. 


1831 


Edward Hinman. 


1844 


No choice. 


1S32 


Henry Downs. 


1845 


Titus Pierce. 


1833 


Charles C. Hinman. 


184G 


Walter Johnson. 


1834 


Henry Downs. 


1847 


George P. Shelton. 


1835 


Charles C. Hinman. 


1848 


George Smith. 


1836 


Daniel Hinman. 


1849 


Titus Pierce. 


1837 


John Peck. 


1850 


Oliver Mitchell. 


1838 


Elijah French. 


1851 


Henry D. Munson. 


1839 


John Peck. 


1852 


Edwin Pierce. 


1840 


William Guthrie. 


1853 


Truman B. Wheeler 


1841 


Samuel Candee. 


SENATORS. 




Curtiss Hinman, 1820. 


Edward Hinman, 1843. 


John Pearce, 1832, 1833. 


Gen. George P. Shelton, 1850. 



'93 



TOWN-CLERKS. 

Increase Moseley, appointed 1787. Walter Johnson, appointed Dec, 1837. 
John Moseley, " Dec, 1805. Titus Pierce, " 1851. 

Charles C. Hinman, " Nov., 1834. 

JL'DGES Of THE COUNTY COURT. 
William Hinman. Edward Hinman, from 1847 to 1849. 

LIST OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM BETHLEM. 
Bethlem was incorporated in 1787. 



May Session. 
1787 

1788 Mr. David Ambler, 

1789 Mr. David Camp, January. 
Capt. Jonathan Smith, 

1790 Mr. David Ambler, 

1791 Mr. David Ambler, 

1792 Mr. David Ambler, 

1793 David Ambler, 

1794 David Bellamy, 

1795 David Bellamy, 

1796 David Bellamy, 

1797 Oliver Parmeiee, 

1798 David Leavitt, Jr., 

1799 David Leavitt, Jr., 

1800 David Leavitt, Jr., 

1801 David Leavitt, Jr., 

1802 David Bellamy, 

1803 David Bellamy, 

1804 David Bellamy, 

1805 David Bellamy, 

1806 Nehemiah Lambert, 

1807 David Bellamy, 

1808 Nehemiah Lambert, 

1809 David Bellamy, 

61 



October Session. 
;Mr. David Ambler. 
Mr. David Camp. 

Capt. Jonathan Smith. 
Mr. David Ambler. 
Mr. David Ambler. 
Mr. Oliver Parmeiee. 
David Ambler. 
David Bellamy. 
David Bellamy. 
David Bellamy. 
David Bellamy. 
David Bellamy. 
David Leavitt, Jr. 
David Bellamy. 
Alexander Kasson. 
David Leavitt, Jr. 
Nehemiah Lambert. 
David Bellamy. 
David Bellamy. 
David Bellamy. 
David Bellamy. 
David Bellamy. 
David Bellamv. 



794 



BISTORT OP ANCIENT WOODBUKT. 





May Session. 




October Session. 


1810 


Samuel Church, Jr., 




David Bellamy. 


1811 


George D. Kasson, 




Samuel Church, Jr. 


1812 


Nehemiah Lambert, 




Nehemiah Lambert. 


1813 


George D. Kasson, 




Leveritt Judd. 


1814 


Samuel Church, Jr., 




Leveritt Judd. 


1815 


Nehemiah Lambert, 




Sheldon C. Leavitt. 


1816 


Nathan Hawley, 




Nathan Hawley. 


1817 


Sheldon C. Leavitt, 




Nehemiah Lambert. 


1818 


Nehemiah Lambert, 




Joseph H. Bellamy. 




UNDER 


THE CONSTITUTION. 


May, 








1819 


Joseph H. Bellamy. 


1837 


Jeriel Hayes. 


1820 


Sheldon C. Leavitt. 


1838 


Noble Allen. 


1821 


Joseph H. Bellamy. 


1839 


Nathan Hawley. 


1822 


Sheldon C. Leavitt. 


1840 


No choice. 


1823 


Nathan Burton, Jr. 


1841 


Charles A. Bloss. 


1824 


Sheldon C. Leavitt. 


1812 


Abraham Beecher. 


1825 


Sheldon C. Leavitt. 


1843 


Gideon Allen. 


1826 


Joseph H. Bellamy. 


1844 


Nicholas Moss. 


1827 


Joseph H. Bellamy. 


1845 


George T. Bloss. 


1828 


Sheldon C. Leavitt. ' 


1846 


Bennett Warner. 


1829 


Nathan Jackson. 


1847 


Nicholas Moss. 


1830 


Nathan Jackson. 


1848 


Marvin S. Todd. 


1831 


Nathan Jackson. 


1849 


Edwin L. Thompson, 


1832 


Minofc Smith. 


1850 


Sidney Peck. 


1833 


Nathan Jackson. 


1851 


James Allen, Jr. 


1834 


Nathan Hawley. 


1852 


James Allen. 


1835 


Isaac S. Wadsworth. 


1853 


Henry W. Peck. 


1836 


James Allen. 







COUNTY COMMISSIONER. 

Joseph H. Bellamy, appointed 1839, 1841. 



Joseph H.Bellamy, 1841. 
Minot Smith, 1846. 



STATE SENATORS. 

John C. Ambler, 1847. 



MEMBER OF CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION, 1818. 
Nehemiah Lambert. 



Moses Hawley, 
Doct. Titus Hull, 
Samuel Church, 
Isaac S. Wadsworth, 
Doct. Lyman Catlin, 
Joseph H. Bellamy, 
Benjamin T. Lake, 
Homer Skidmore, 
Joseph H. Bellamy, 
Norman Lake, 
Joseph H. Bellamy, 
Philo H. Skidmore, 
Homer Skidmore, 



TOWN-CLERKS. 



from June 20th, 

from Dec. 

from Dec, 

from Dec, 

from Dec, 

from Dec. 23d, 

from Dec, 

from 

from 

from 

from 

from 

from 



1787, to Dec, 
1794, to Dec, 
1803, to Dec, 
1830, to Dec, 
1836, to Dec 

1836, to Dec, 

1837, to 

1838, to 
1842, to 
1843, to 
1846, to 
1848, to 
1853. 



1794. 
1803. 
1830. 

1836. 
23d, 1836. 

1837. 

1838. 

1842. 

1843. 

1846. 

1848. 

1853. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT "WOODBURY. 



795 



LIST OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM ROXBURY. 
Koxbury was incorporated in 1796. 



May Session. 

1797 Mr. Phineas Smith, 

1798 Abraham Bronson, 

1799 Abraham Bronson, 

1800 Ephraim Hinman, 

1801 John Trtiwbridge, 

1802 Elihu Canfield, 

1803 Abner AVakelee, 

1804 Wells Judson, 

1805 Abraham Bronson, 
,1806 Gideon Leavenworth, 

1807 Amos Squire, 

1808 Elihu Canfield, 

1809 Ephraim Hinman, 

1810 Elihu Canfield, 

1811 John Trowbridge, 

1812 Asahel Bacon, 

1813 Elihu Canfield, 

1814 Royal R. Hinman, 

1815 Silas Minor, 

1816 Silas Minor, 

1817 Silas Minor, 

1818 Josiah R. Eastman, 



October Session. 

Elisba Canfield. 
Ephraim Hinman. 
Elihu Canfield. 
John Trowbridge. 
John Trowbridge. 
John Trowbridge. 
David Hammond. 
Elihu Canfield. 
Adna Mallory. 
Elihu Canfield. 
Samuel AVeller. 
Deliverance L. Painter. 
Elihu Canfield. 
Elihu Canfield. 
Ebenezer Burritt. 
Elihu Canfield. 
Miles Bishop. 
Royal R. Hinman. 
Silas Minor. 
Asahel Bacon. 
Elisha Patterson. 
Elisha Patterson. 



UNDER THE CONSTITUTION. 



May, 

1819 Eli M. Smith. 1837 

1820 Samuel Patterson. 1838 

1821 Silas Minor. 1839 

1822 Stephen Sanford. 1840 

1823 Josiah R. Eastman. 1841 

1824 Isaac B. Hawley. 1842 

1825 Roval R. Hinman. 1843 

1826 Elisha Patterson. 1844 

1827 Eli M. Smith. 1845 

1828 Zaccheus W. Weller. 1846 

1829 David Brothwell. 1847 

1830 David Brothwell. 1848 

1831 Royal R. Hinman. 1849 

1832 William Pierce. 1850 

1833 nosiah R. Eastman. 1851 

1834 David Weller. 1852 

1835 Stephen Sanford. 1853 

1836 David Brothwell. 



Wait Leavenworth. 
Henry L. Randall. 
Charles Beardsley. 
Daniel Botsford. 
Abiram Ward. 
Chauncey Hodge. 
John Trowbridge. 
Isaac G'. Botsford. 
George Hurlbut. 
Elisha A. Weller. 
Charles Thomas. 
Everett Beardsley. 
Bennett S. Preston. 
Stephen Sanford. 
Myron Downs. 
Lacey Higgins. 
Albert S. Hodge. 



COUNTY COMMISSIONER. 
Henry L. RandaU, 1850. 

Roxbury Probate District set off from Woodbury District in 1842. 

JUDGES. 

Harmon B. Eastman, from 1842 to 1845. 



Aaron W. Fenn, 



from 1845 to 1846. 



796 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

Henry L. Randall, from 1846 to 1847. 

Adron W. Fenn, from 1847 1o 1849.' 

Harmon B. Eastman, from 1849 tc 1851. 

Myron Downs, from 1851. ^ 

SECRETARY OF STATE OF CONNECTICUT. 
Royal R. Hinman, from 1835 to 1842. 

MEMBER OF CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION, 1818. 
John Trowbridge. 

TOWN-CLERKS. 

Elihu Canfield, Dec. 6, 1796. Zaccheus W. Weller, Oct. 27, 1827. 

Elisha Patterson, Dec. 14, 1818. David Brothwell, July 21, 1831. 

Silas Minor, Nov. 6, 1820. Myron Downs. 

WOODBURY CHRONOLOGY. 

Tautannimo's (Indian) deed, April 20, 1659. 

First, or Pomperaug Purchase, April 26, 1673. 

Second, or Shepaug " March 17, 1685-6. 

Third, or Quassapaug " Oct. 30, 1689. 

Fourth, or Nonnewaug " May 18, 1700. 

Fifth, or Kettletown " Oct. 25, 1705. 

Sixth, or Confirmatory " May 28, 1706. 

North " June 23, 1710. 

Promisick " by Dr. Eb'r Warner, March 6, 1728-9. 

South " June 18, 1733. 

Pootatack, or Last " 1756. 

Tom Sherman (Indian) sells last reservation. May, 1759. 

Half-way Covenant dispute begins at Stratford, 1664. 

Pomperaug granted by General Court, May 9, 1672. 

Pomperaug settled, 1678 

Fundamental Articles agreed upon, Feb. 14, 1672. 

Pomperaug incorporated and called Woodbury, May 14, 1674. 

First ferry to Stratford, 1677. 

King Philip's War, June, 1675. 

Inhabitants of Woodbury retreat to Stratford, 1675. 

" return to Woodbury, 16 76 and 1677. 

Rev. Zecheriah Walker moves his family to Woodbury, June 27, 1678. 
Woodbury first represented in General Court, May, 1684. 
Woodbury Patent in ample form. May 17, 1686. 
North Purchase granted the town by General Court, May, 1 703. 

" " surveyed, 1723. 

First mill, 1674. 
Second mill, 1681. 
Third mill, 1692. 
First meeting-house, 1681. 
Parson Stoddard's house built, 1702. 
Rev. Zecheriah Walker ordained, May 5, 1670. 

" " " died, Jan. 20, 1699-1700. 

Rev. Anthony Stoddard ordained, May 27, 1702. 

" " " died, Sept. 6, 1760. 

Second Church built, 1747. 
Great Sickness, 1727, 1749 and 1760. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 797 

Pootatuck Ferry established, 1730. 

Hinman's Ferry " 1752. 

Carlton's Bridge built by Gen. Washington, 1778. 

Mine Hill spathic ore known in 172-i. 

Fort William Henry Alarm, 1757. 

First Revolutionary Town Meeting, Sept. 20, 1774. 

Great Boston Alarm, Sept. 3, 1774. 

Continental Association Articles adopted by the town, Nov. 17, 1774. 

Southbury Society incorporated. May, 1731. 

South Britain " " May, 1766. 

Southbury incorporated as a town. May, 1787. 

Bethlehem Society incorporated, Oct., 1739. 

Great Sickness in that society, 1750. 

Bethlein incorporated as a town, May, 1787. 

Judea Society settled in 1734; incorporated Oct., 1741. 

New Preston Society incorporated, Oct., 1753. 

Washington incorporated as a town, Jan. 7, 1779. 

Roxbury Society settled in 1713 ; incorporated May, 1743. 

Roxbury incorporated as a town, Oct., 1796. 

Episcopal Parish, Woodbury, organized, 1740. 

Episcopal Church ei'ected by seventy persons, 1785. 

Episcopal Parish, Roxbury, oi'ganized, 1 740. 

" " Judea Society, organized, 1762. 

" " New Preston Soc, " 1764. 

" " Bethlem " 1807, 

Baptist Church, Roxbury, " 1790. 

Methodist Church, Woodbury, " rf92. 

" " Southbury, " 1808. 

Rev. Noah Benedict ordained", Oct. 22, 1760. 
Rev. Worthington Wright ordained, Jan., 1811. 

" " " dismissed, 1813. 

Rev. Noah Benedict died, April 20, 1813. 
Rev. Henry P. Strong ordained. May 25, 1814. 

" " " dismissed, Jan., 1816. 

Rev. Samuel R. Andrew ordained, Oct. 8, 1817. 

" " '• " dismissed, 1846. 
Third Church erected, 1819. 
Rev. Lucius Curtis ordained, July 8, 1846. 
Northern Inhabitants "sign oftV ^ov. 29, 1814. 
Strict Congregational Society incorporated, Oct., 1816. 

" " Church, dedicated, Jan. 7, 1819. 

Rev. Grove L. Brownell ordained, July, 1817. 
• " " " " dismissed, 1840. 

Rev. John Churchill ordained, April 22, 1840. 
Public Libraries established, 1772, 1823 and 1850. 
Daniel Bacon's Town Hall erected, 1823. 
New Town Hall erected, 1845. 
New Burial-Ground laid out, 1826. 
North Academy built, 1846. 
South Academy built, 1851. 
Masonic Lodge founded, 1765. 
Masonic Hall built, 1S39. 
Fidelity Chapter instituted, 1809. 

Pomperaug Division Sons of Temperance, organized, 1847. 
Bethel Rock Lodge, L O. O. F., " 1847. 

W^oodbury Bank incorporated, 1851. 
Woodbury Savings Bank and Building Association organized, 1853 



798 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 



Great Freshet, Nov. 13, 1853. This was by far the largest and most 
destiiictive freshet that the town has suffered since its first settlement. A 
continued torrent of water fell for several hours, raising the river and streams 
to a point three feet higher than was known by the " oldest inhabitant," and 
three feet higher than the " old Indian marks." The damage done was im- 
mense. Bridges, mills, dams, stacks of hay and other property, all disap- 
peared before the angry flood. Many roads and intervales were destroyed, 
and all within reach of danger were more or less injured. The loss of all 
kinds to the town of Woodbury, must have been from S15,000 to $20,000. 
To Roxbury, the loss was probably $8,000 or $10,000. The rise of the river 
ac Shepaug Falls, was about twenty-five feet, or some four feet higher than 
had been known before. Similar damage in character and amount was done 
in Southbur}-, "Washington, and other neighboring towns. All this happened 
in an incredibly short time, forming the most remarkable flood, in a,ll respects, 
that ever visited these regions. 

LIST OF THE PRESENT INHABITANTS. 

This list includes the names of such persons as were inhabitants of the town 
between Nov. 1, 1852, and March 1, 1853 — the taking of the list having occu- 
pied this length of time. The whole number of inhabitants March 1, 1853, 
was 2,201, whose names appear in the following list, except those of about 
thirty transient persons. The " ?c7u7e,s" number 2,130 and the ^^ blacks" 71. 
Families are grouped together, the father and mother first, and the children 
in their order. The brace shows husband and wife. 



Allen, 


1 Stephen } 


Atwood, James 




Atwood, Noble ) 


(( 


Mary | 








a 


AlmaE. j 


(( 


Joseph 


li 


Edward W. 


} 






u 


Elmira 


a 


Eliza 


; 


a 


John A. } 






it 


John W. 




a 


Lvdia A. | 


11 


George P. "^ 








u 


Oliver L. 


a 


Juha 1 


u 


Garwood H. 


) 


t( 


Roxana P. 






u 


Henrietta E. 


. f 


a 


Juliette 


11 


William H. I 
Lovina A. ^ 


u 


Henrietta E. 




n 


Emily 


ti 


u 


Elizabeth H. 








a 


George M. 








u 


William R. | 






11 


Henry 




(( 


Roxy S. j 


a 


Susannah 








a 


Ellen S. 


li 


Amos E. 


il 


Abigail E. 




u 


Morris 


u 


Abner 








u 


Frank 


(1 


Emily U. 


il 


Maria 




u 


Arvesta R. 


(( 


Mary J. 








K 


Vestina N. 


(( 


Chauncey F. 


11 


Frederick S. 
Sarah 




a 


WilUam R. 


u 


Minot M. > 
Catherine C 


(f 


Stephen ) 

Ruth ; 




11 


Chauncey ) 
^Martha f 


i( 


John H. 


(( 




ii 


Bernice 


(1 


Laura A. 


(( 


Eben J. 








(( 


Harriet S. 


1( 


Margaret 




a 


BurrB. ) 


(( 


Henry M. 








11 


]\Iary C. I 






(( 


Elijah ) 
Permelia ) 




11 


M'n VanBur( 


(( 


Reuben J. 


(1 




n 


Elisha 






11 


Roderick 




a 


OHver 


(( 


Chauncey "J 








u 


Mary A. 


"2 


Rebecca^ ) 


<( 


Warner 




11 


Marion B. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT •WOODBURY 



799 



Atwood, Nancy M. 

" Charles S. > 

" Eunice A. ) 

" Wlieeler 

" D wight S. 

" Lewis H. 

" Betsey 

" Jenn^tte 

" Wheeler, Jun. 

'' Louisa 

" Lucy S. 

" Horace S. ) 

" Maria H. | 

" Julia M. 



Atwoodj'iMargaret S. 
" Roger H. 

" Samuel 
" Lucinda C. 
" Zachery T. 



larvey | 
Jetsey | 



Harvey 

Betsey 

Preston 



Leman G. ) 
Delia M. j 
Hellen O. 
Howard H. 



" James 



Abernethy, John 7 

'' Susan ) 

Willard 

" John T. 

" Henry W. 
" William J. 

Armstrong, Raphael C. 

" Harriet 

" Jerome 
Atwater, Marshall D. 



Andrews, Reuben 
" Caroline J 
" Charles V 



.} 



Bull, Thomas) 

" Susan, ^ 

" Elizabeth 

" David S. 

" Julia A. 

" Susan J. 

Bacon, William T. ) 
" Elizabeth L. \ 
" J. Knight 
" Rebecca T. 
" William T. 
" Anna T. 
" Frederick A. 
" Walter H. 

" John I 
" Augusta j 

" David C. } 
" Sarah M.^' 

" Timothy C. } 
" Catherine S. j 

" Simeon W. ) 
" Harriet M. \ 
" David C. 

« WilUam H. | 
" Suba \ 

« Sylvester R. } 
" Zemira L. ) 



B. 

Botsford, Gideon B. } 

Poiiv B. ; 

WUiiam C. 

" David 7 
"• Annette } 
" Charles B. 



Samuel 
Jane E. 
Charles H 
Jane E 



id > 
a M. I 



Betts, David 
" Anna 
" Cornelia 
" Henry 
" Sarali M 
" John 



Charles, | 
Jane j 
Cornelia J. 
William F. 
C. Edward 
Frederick W. 

George } 

Lutheria C. ^ 
George E. 
Emma F. 
Frank M. 

Marcus D, > 
ElizabetiiE. ) 



Betts, Otis W. 

" Marinda 

" Ralph N. > 

" Anna ) 

" Ralph N. 

" James S. 

" Alfred F. } 

" Julia S. ) 

'< Sabrina F. 

« Gilbert S. 

" Walter W. 

" Edwin 

" Perry " 

Brothwell, Almira 

William C. 
" Joseph J. 

Booth, Charles 

" Nelson 
" Sarah 

" Hezekiah | 

" Flora j 

" Augusta] 

" Cornelia 

Benedict, Harriet J. 

" Abel ) 
" Eunice j 
" Henry S. 



800 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT -WOODBURY. 



Benedict, Charles P. 


Bishop, Solomon ) 
" Maria \ 


Bennett, John S. ) 
" Betsey J 


u 


Sophia E. 


(( 


Edward H. 




William H. 


a 


Julia E. 


" Noah I 
" Abigail j 


Flora H. 






" Albert C. 


Bradle} 


r, Phineas S. } 






(( 


Sarah S. } 


Burton, Zeruiah 


Buckingham, Nelson } 


u 


Robert P. 


" Mary Z. 


" Hannah B. | 


(( 


Harriet E. 


" Henrietta S. 


" Louisa M. 


(1 


Sarah E. S. 


" Lyman 


Charles H. 






" Nathan 


" Floretta J. 


(( 


Edward E. ) 
Adaline C. \ 




" Levi H. 


u 


" Elam B. ) 
" Nancy E. } 




n 


Robert P. 


Barnum, Samuel C. 


(1 


James W. ) 
Abigail | 


" Jesse B. > 
" Sarah J. ^ 


Burnham, Harriet A. 


(1 




(( 


James M. 


" William B. 


Bunce, Leanora 


(( 


Albert H. 


" Daniel B. 




' ii 


Edward B. 




Beddall, Thomas 


u 


Frank P. 


" Joseph ) 
" Melissey j 








Baldwin, Horace C. ) 
" EHzabeth D. ; 


u 


George 


" James 






" John 


" Lydia 


Briggs, 


Rosamond 


" Fanny 


" Judah 


(1 


Margaret 


" William 


" Eunice 


(( 


Hannah 


" Lois 




i( 


Daniel 




" Andrew 


u 


Isaac 


Bodicut, Thomas \ 
'■ Elizabeth! 








Bowas, Ann E. 


Benham, Enos } 


" John T. 




u 


Emily J. j" 


Bristol, Thompson ) 
" Hannah M. | 


Boyle, Margaret 


(( 


Garwood B. | 


Boyson, Rebecca 


(1 


Maria A. t 


" George P. 




u 


Willis M. 


" Mary B. 
" Benjamin J. 


Beardsley, Clarinda 


n 


Lockwood P. ) 
Mary E. | 




" Grandison > 
" Mary A. j 


1( 


Burritt, Charles W. 


(( 


Hiram A. 




Stanley E. 


(( 


James A. 


Banks, Lucinda 




(1 


Jane A. 


" George 


" Everitt 


a 


George H. 


" Mary A. 
" Daniel C. 


- " Willis 


Bishop, 


Leraan 




Boulton, George ) 
" Maria H. | 


(( 


Dotlia D. 


Boughton, John } 


u 


AViUiam F. 


Dotha A. 1 


" George A, 


11 


Edward N. 


John A. 


" Ellen M. 






" Delia L. 


" Arthur C. J. 


u 


Deane 


" Abbey M. 


" Frederick ) 
" Julia 1 


tl 


Luman 


Bunnell, Isaac A. 7 
" Sabra | 


u 


Mabel 






Olive 
Riley 


" Jose 3h 
" Wes ey 


Buell, Frederick > 
" Sarah A. f 






" Watson A. 


" Charies S. 


(( 


Syba 




" Amelia 

«< Frederick A. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT -WOODBURY. 



801 



Buell, George N. 
" Amanda 
" Wells C. 

" Amanda E. 

Bell, John | 
" Ann ^ 
" Horace 

Bates, Isaac } 

" Emeline ) 

" Julia C. 

" Johnson E. 

" Charles E. 

" Emeline A. 

" Samuel J. 

" Franklin P. 

" George R. 

" Eandolph J. 

Breen, Patrick 
" Eliza 



Curtis, Lucius ) 
" Emily 5 

Curtiss, David H. 
" Anna 
" James G. 
David 

" Daniel > 
Julia F. 5 
" Walter 
'• Emily A. 
Ellen C. 
" Horace D. 
" Cordelia 
" Edward J. 
" Frances 
" Elizabeth 

" Sarah 

" John ? 
" Maria 5 



Henry S. } 
Elizabeth L. ^ 
Henry B. 

Benjamin S. ) 
Martha J. 5 

Carlos B. ) 
Pvachel D. 5 



Bronson, Samuel 

Bailey, William ) 
MarA' J. i' 
" Henry B. 
Ella 

Brooks, Lemantha 

Blackman, Harriet B. 
Marv E. 
Albert S. 

" Beecher 7 
" ISIary j' 



Blackman, Charlie F. 
" Sarah A. 
Flora E. 



Brown, Benjamin 
" Diantha 

Barto, Chauncey ) 
" Julia ) 

" William P. 
" William H. 
" Willys L. 
" Emma J. 



Barnes, Andrew J. 
" Samantha 
Charles A. ] 

Lurlnda ^ Beck, Christian 
George B. 
Jane E. Ballantyne, Kate 



c. 

Curtiss, Walter H. } 
'♦ Mary 5 

" Lorena 

" Elizabeth A. 

" Joseph 

Chapin, Silas ) 
Julia S. 5 

Churchill, John 
" Caroline 
" Harriet C. 
" Nathan P 



Cothren, William 
" Mary J. 



Chittenden, William E. 
" Ann E. 

William F. 
" Julia M. 

" M. Adella 

" John S. 

Chtvis, Mary B. 

Cables, Almira 

Clark, SUas \ 
Cogswell, William C. ') " Laura j 
«' Catherine A. 5 " Sarah P. 
« Martha P- " William J. 

" Edward S. 



Cogswell, Frances S. 
" Maria J. 
" Mary A. 
«' F. Isabella 

Castle, Bethel S. | 
" Fanny C. ^ 
" Elizabeth H. 
" Samuel 

" Chauncey N. "^ 

" Sarah A. ^ 

" Chauncey J. 

" Henrietta Y. 

" Eeuben S. I 

" Polly > 

" Ferris A. 

« INIary J. 

" Harriet A. 

" Azuba 

" Samuel 
Cole, Cornelia 
Crafts, Charles B. 



65 



802 HISTORY OF ANCIKNT -WOODBURY. 

Capewell, Seymour L 



Clark, Susan 

« Sllah 
" Susan B. 

" Mary 

Candee, Lewis B. ) 
Betsey E. S 
" Susan C. 
Frank B. 

" John A. 
" Abigail 
" Edward D. 

" Harry ^ 
Eliza 0.5 
" Henry G. 

Carpenter, Cyreny 

" Mary 

Capewell, IMark } 
" Jane 5 
" George J. 
" Eliza 

" George A. 

" Harriet A. 

" George D. 

" Caroline E. 

" Mary Ann 

" Martha L. 



" Joseph T. } 

" Sarah 5 

" Sarah Ann 

" Julia 

" Emily 
Ellen 

" Joseph 

Coudren, Thomas 

Couden, Eliza 

" Catherine 

Campbell, George 

Crane, Henry S. > 
" Betsey J. 5 
" Horace B. 
" George P. 
" Stephen H. 

Camp, Eunice 

" Caroline 

" George 1st? 
" Sarah W. 5 
" Harriet A. 

" George 2d > 
" Margaret S 
" child 



Cramer, John 
" Hoxy 
" Everton R. 
" Mary E. 

Chipman, Hiram 1 
Phebe E. 5 
Surilla L. 
" Benjamin F. 
" Chauncey F. 
" Elizabeth 

Carroll, Patrick } 
" Mary ) 
" Mary J. 

" Catherine 
" John 

Conrad, Henry 

Collerts, William 

Coger, Mary E. 
" Charles 

Callender, Henry } 
" Charlotte S 
" Levi 
" Caroline 
" Naomi 
" Josephine 

Carr, George 



Drakeley, Martha 

" Olive 

" Robert, } 

" Louisa 5 

" Augusta M. 

" Robert J. 

" Anna 



George > 
Laura M. j 
Harriet M. 
Lucius 



De Forest, ^Marcus 

" Laura C. 

' " Lucy A. 



D. 

De Forest, John P. 
" Mary J. 



Emily 

" George > 
Mary A. 5 

" Alma 

" Edward } 
" Ada 5 
" Delia 

" James 1 
Mary 5 
" James 

De Castro, J. Fernandez 



De Forest, William ? 
" Rana 3 

" Martha 

Douglas, Levi S. ) 
" Sarah A. 5 

Dickerson, James M. 
' ' Louise 



Downs, Calvin H 
" Minerva A 



.1 



Catherine M. 
Julia E. 

Wyllys ) 
Melicent > 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 



803 



Downs, Louisa M. 
" Henry W. 

Doolittle, Benjamin ? 

" Betsey 3 

" Frances E. 

" Mary J. 

" George 

" Thomas B. 

" Merritt E. 



" Henry 
" Emeline 
"• George 

Dayton, Charles S. 

Dawson, William ^ 
" Emmelen 5 
" Sarah J. 
" Ann E. 
" Diantha 
IMartha 
" Anna 



Josephine 



De Wolf, George W. ) 
" Sarah 3 

■' Mary 

" Georgiana 

Dascum, David B. } 
" Mary 5 

"' Charles ^ 
" Clarina 3 
" infant 

'• Robert ? 
" Almira 5 
Mary E. 
" George H. 
" Charles E. 
" Ann M. 

Deming, Sarah J. 

Dewes, George ) 
" Ann 5 
" Sarah 
" Edwin 
" Thomas 



Dewhurst, James ) 
" Elizabeth 5 
'■' Mary A. 

Davis, Nelson } 
" Sarah E. 5 
" Sarah J. 

" George 

" Frederick 

'- Clark 

DIehl, Lewis 

Dooley, John > 
" Mary C. 5 
" EHza 

Dolan, Conrad \ 
" Bridget 5 
" Edmund 

" Bridget 

Darnley, Mary 



IClliott, Mary A. 

" Clarina 

Elwell, Sherman 
" Harriet 



E. 

Elwell, Isaac F. 
" Rebecca H. 
" Charlotte P. 

Eastman, Amarilla 



El wood, Zadoc ^ 
" Sarah A. 5 

Essig, Paul 



Forbes, Loriu ^ 
" Harriet 5 
" ISIary W. 

'' William 

Fairchild, Stephen B. 

Fabrique, Benjamin 

Fuller, Calvin W. > 
" Marietta P. 5 
" Emma C. 

Fowler, William 2d ) 
" Amanda ) 
" John M. 
" Hiram D. 
" Lewis L. 



Fowler, Harmon } 
" Hannah 5 

" John i 
" Martha 3 

" Horace S. > 
" Mary'A. 3 
" George B. 

Farr, Sarah M. 

French, Andrew 

Fox, Harvev H. } 
" JuhaW. 5 
" Guy W. 
" Emily M. 



Fox, Mary J. 

" EUen S. 

" Charles } 

" Esther 5 

" Charles B. 

" Robert S. 

" Mary E. 

" Elizabeth J. 

'• Mary F. 

" Martha M. 

" Sarah F. 

" Peleg ) 

" Sabra 5 

" Philo ) 

" Asenath 3 



804 

Fox, Russel 
" John 
*' Lucy 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

Ford, Philo J. 



« William ) 

" Roxy M. 3 

" Andrew 

" Anna J. 

Foot, Lucius H. } 

" Clarissa T. ^ 

" Edward A. 



Foot, Roswell } 
" Harriet 3 
" Sarah 
'• George 
" Elizabeth 
" Charles 

Ford, Harriet 

" John B. ? 
" ISIary 5 
" Mary E. 



Fitzgibbens, Johanna 

Fairbrother, William ) 
" Sarah 5 

" Elizabeth 

Fuell, John 

Flotto, William 



Gordon, Alexander ) 
" Maria H. 5 

William A. 
" Maria C. 
" Alexander 
" Susan L. 

Green, George } 
" Althea 5 
" Fannie 

Galpin, Samuel 

" Cyrus ^ 

" IMartha ^ 

" Daniel B. 

" Thomas C. 

v" Jane E. 

" Stephen F. ) 

" Mary A. ) 

" Leman G. 

" Hanford J. 

" John 

" Mary E. 

WiUiam R. ) 
" Abigail E. ; 



Galpin, Almon D 
" Sarah E 



?1 



Julian H. 
infant 



G. 

Galpin, Charles > 
" Susan A. | 
" George L. 

Galpin, Edgar R. ) 
" Lovina W. jf 
" Julia E. 
" infant 

Gibson, Asahel R. } 

" Eliza I 

" Asahel B. 

" Frederick W. 

" Charles J. 

" Julia M. 

" Edgar E. 

" Henry 

Gardner, Mary E. 

Gillett, Sarah 
" Julia A. 

Gaylord, John Jay 
" Charlotte A. 
" Ellen L. 
" Marion E. 

Glazier, John > 
" Hannah 3 
" Thomas 
" Henry 
" Clarissa 



Gun, Lent 

Gun, Susannah 

Griswold, Harvey ) 
" Mary | 
" Lucy A. 

Gleason, Michael 1st 

Gleason, James > 
" Mary 3 
" Margaret, 
" AVilliam 

Ellen 
*' Mary 

" Michael 2d 

Gallovin, Bridget 

Goodman, Margaret 

I Graham, Michael } 

I " Elizabeth | 

" Mary M. 

" Ellen B. 

" Winnafried M. 

" William 

" Caroline E. 

Guthrie, Evis 
Grant, Francis 



Hotchkiss, Josiah > 
" Betsey 3 



H. 

Hotchkiss, Reuben H. ) Hotchkiss, Sally R. 
Elizabeth M. j" 
" Arvesta A. " Gervase ) 

Sarah E.; 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 



805 



Hotchkiss, Mary T. 
" Sarah H. 
" Julia H. 

Hitchcock, George } 
" Jane A. ]" 
" Margaret J. 

Emily E. 
" Sarah M. 
" George 
" Howard L. 

Julia S. 

Hurlbut, Rebecca J. 
" Frances A. 
" Elizabeth M. 
" William 



Hurd, Horace ) 

" Eoxy j' 

" Marcus 

" Truman 

" Albert S. 

" Sarah A. 

" Asahel T. 

" Harriet C. 

>' Willis R. 

" DImIs B. 

» Sally 

" Margaret H. 

" Sidney 

'' Albert D. 



Benjamin Hayes, Louisa 



HoUister, Gideon } 
" LydlaJ. i' 

Huntington, Carina 

Hunt, Mitchell > 
" Mary | 
" Edward A. 
'* Sylvester 
" Harvey D. 

" Truman ) 
" Sarah ^ 
" Sarah M. 



" Hezekiah C. } 

" Susan i 

" Elizabeth 

" Hezekiah 

" John S. } 

" Abia I 

" Nancy R. 

" Lydia 

" Ephraim J. | 

" Harriet | 

Hull, Bradford J.) 

" Catherine ^ 

" Catherine A. 



Hull, William N. 
" Ammi F. 
" Susan E. 

Hatch, Faith 

Hyde, Nancy B. 
" Amelia 

Hubbell, Jerome B. 

Hodges, Leander } 
'' Sarah | 
" Mary A. 
" George J. 

HaU, John ) 
" Harriet ) 
" John 
" Joseph 

Hill, John ) 
*' Emma j 
" Sarah 
" Charles 

Hinman, Anthony B. 

Holmes, Frederick 

Hamer, Elizabeth 

Hartford, Henry 

Hawkins, Harriet R. 

Heylur, John 

Haragan, Margaret 



I. 



Isbell, Horace ) 


Isbell, 


Charles '} 


IsbeU, 


Jared S. } 


" Sally 1 


u 


Harriet J . 1 


(( 


Polly A. C 


" Julia A. 


" 


George H. 


" 


Mary E. 


" Sarah C. 


(( 


Willard A. 


u 


William S. 


" Ellen L. 






ii 


Betsey L. 


Judson, Elijah > 
" Betsey ]" 


J. 

Judson, Herman '} 


Judsoi: 


I, Anar S. 


a 


Minerva (" 


n 


Statira D. 




(.1 


Roderick B. 


li 


Ackerman E. 


" George N. \ 


" 


Andrew J. 






" Caroline ^ 


ii 


Ellen S. 


IC 


Mary 


" Margaret C. 






it 


Silas 


" Susan L. 


it 


Vincent, ) 
Sally ; 


<( 


Frederick 


" Sarah M. 


a 


(( 


Jane 



806 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT TVOODBUKT. 



Judson, Thomas F. ) Judson, Abigail 



" Ann B. j 
" Wesley 

Elijah D. I 
" Minerva F. ^ 
" Elmer F. 

" Olive 



Henrj' > 
Nancy ) 



W.> 



" Herman W 

" Elizur J 

" William E. 

" Noah ) 

" Kuth P. i 

Jay R. 

" Emma B. 

" Franklin M. 

" Louisa M. 

" Kezlah 

" Charlotte 

" Harriet E. 



" Theodore } 

" Julia M. f 

" Martha E. 

" Phineas A. > 

" Laura S. j 

" Ellen A. 

" John B. 

" Rhoda 

" Marcus 

" Burton > 
Polly j 

" Mariette M. 

" Henry C. 

" Harriet E. 

" Ralph N. 

" William W. 

" Nathan S. } 

" Flora A. | 

" Mary E. 

" Truman H. 

Sarah P. 

" T. Franklin 



Judson, Albert N. 
" Harriet 

" ' W. Le Grand ) 
Ruth S. ; 

Judd, Lewis > 
" Harriet S. ^ 

Johnson, Charles S. f 
" Betsey | 
" Charles B. 
" Burnette H. 
" Walter 

" Julia M. 
" Harriet L. 
" Jennet E. 

Jackson, Samuel 

" Jerome B. ) 
" Rebecca ) 
" Ellen 

" Sarah 

Joice, William ^ 
" Jane 5 
" Jennette 



Kelsey, Charles ) 
" Eliza f 



K. 

Kelsey, Sarah E. 

" Charles 



Kane, Friend F. 

" William 



Lambert, Willys } 
" Eliza I 
" Elizabeth J. 
" Charlotte 

" Treat f 
" Maria J. ^ 

" Henry } 
" Harriet ^ 
" George D. 
" Henry A. 
Wilbur C. 
" Margaret E. 

Linsley, Harvey J. ) 
" Mary f 

" Jane 



L. 

Linsley, James H. > 
" Harriet M. | 
'• Sarah M. 

Lawson, Robert C. 7 

" Maria P. C 

William S. 

Lemon, Daniel S. } 
" Eunice P. | 
" Harriet J. 

" Edwin S. 

Leavenworth, Alma 

" David 



Lewis, George B. ) 
" Charlotte L. \ 

" Ephraim ^ 
" Caroline ^ 

" Agur I 
" Lorina j 
" Antoinette 

" Agur 

Lum, George [ 
" Nancy ) 
" William L. 
« Jane E. 



HI8T0KY OP ANCIENT WOODBURY. 



807 



Lawton, George 7 

" Hannah ^ 

" Samuel 

" James 

" Hugh 

" Frank 

" Martha 

" Thomas 

Lounsbury, Lucius J. ) 
" Esther \ 



Lounsbury, Franklin 



Lathrop, George 
" Emily J. 
Ellen C. 

Lowns, Jacob 

Lawlor, Martin | 
Mary ) 

" Anna 
" Mary 



Lawler, Badelia 
" Edward 
" John 
" Mark 

Leach, Alva V. } 

" Betsey A. \ 

" Reuben B. 

" Laura J. 

" Adeline E. 

" Alva A. 

" Daniel A. 



Minor, Wait } 
Susanna ) 
Noah B. 

Judson } 
Electa i 

Erastus > 

Melinda ) 

Sarah E. 

Mary 

Susan 

Jane 

Horace 

Charlotte 

Thomas 

Maria 

William 
Sarah 

Nathaniel 
Frances 
George C. 

Josiah G. > 
Esther C. 5 

Henry } 
Altha 5 
James H. 
Mary J. 
Emily L. 
JuUa B. 

Gilbert S. 



Frederick M. 
Amelia C. 
Thomas B. 
Ellen F, 



"I 



M. 

Minor, Betsey 

Henry B. 

" Ephraim ? 

" Olive 5 

" Charles J. ) 

" ' Clarissa T. 5 

" David S. 

" Charles D. 

" Anthony ^ 

" Olive S 

" Truman > 

" Harriet 5 

" Truman S. 

" John H. 

" Harriet E. 

" Nathaniel } 

" Althea 5 

" Jesse 

" Fanny 

" Solomon B. 

" Frances A. 

" Fannie J. 



" Cornelius J. } 

" Mary 5 

" Albert 

Mitchell, Ruth 

" Asa ) 

" Eunice 5 

" Asahel F. 

" John W. 



Mitchell, Charles C? 
" Louisa M. ) 
" WaUace 



*' Reuben > 
" Ruth M. 5 

" Nancy 
" Julia 

Asahel W. 

Martin, Daniel 

" Rhoda 

" Frederick > 

" Mary Ann ) 

" Carohne E- 

" Mary O. 

" Harriet E. 

" John O. 

" Frederick S. 

" Sally 
" Electa A. 

" Reuben B. > 

" Susan W. 5 

" Reuben W- 

" Esther Maria 

" Susan W. 

" Augusta M. 

Marshall, John P. ^ 
Julia 5 
" Julia P. 

Merriam, Alva 
" Mary A. 
" Frankhn M. 



808 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

McKay, Ann Eliza 



Merriam, Edward M 
" Gilbert K. 
" Charles A. 



" Sarah A. 



" Henry A. Moody, Ashbel 

" Sarah A. 
McKenney, Margaret S. 

Amelia W. Millard, Charles ) 



" Henry S. 

Mallory, Abigail 
" Betsie 
" Fannie 

" Polly 
" Fanny 

" Reuben } 
" Olive 5 

" Samuel M. 
Willis 

Manvill, James 
" Harriet E. 
" James H. 
Theodore S. 

" Hiram } 
" Paulina 5 

" Harvey W. 

Ruth 

McCracken, Mary 



Morris, Harvey 
" Maria J. 

" Garry 
" AUathea 

" James 
" Matthew 



" Hobert H. } 
" Sarah M. S 
" George F. 

McKay, William C. ) 
" Rosamond 5 
William H. 
" Ophelia B. 



Abigail > 
" Charles A. 

Morehouse, Joel V 
Altha 5 

Munson, Charles ] 
" Charlotte t 
" Susan C. 
" infant 

" Jane 
Ellen 

Munn, Nathaniel ) 

" Polly 5 

" Mary S. 

" Myron B. 

McDevit, John ) 
Markham, Sylvanus A. } " Abigail 5 



Mansfield, David S. 
" Eliza 
" Sireuo 
" Walter 

Mellor, Anna 

Miller, Allen 

Morrisson, Rachel 

McCumell, Margaret 

Maghur, Patrick 'i 
" Margaret > 

Mulhall, Mary 

Murphy, Bridget 



Minder, John D. 
" Mary A 
" Charles A 
" Emma E. 
" Josephine 



Alvira M. 
Caroline R. 
Harriet A. 
Ellen C. 
Sylvanus W. 



Merwin, Joseph R. 
Emily P. 
" Parker J. 
" Mary E. 

Maramble, John 

Munroe, Admir H. 

" Susan 
" Sarah 
" Chauncey 

MoUer, C. F. > 

Julia ^ 

" Carl F. 



Mansfield, Charles } 
" Alma 5 
" Margaret S. 
" George 



Marks, George L. ? 
" Emeline 5 
" George S. 
" Josephene E. 
Hellen S. 

McGloughlin, Thomas 

Nichols, Edward > 
" Sally 5 

" Philander ) 
" Harriet ) 

Loyd P. 
" John W. 

" Lucretia 
" John 

Northrop, Obediah P. 
" Harriet M. 

" George J. 

" John R. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT W O O D B U K Y 



809 



N. 



tieto 


n, Samuel } 
Sarah 3 


Nettleton, Joseph > 


Newey, William ^ 


u 


a 


Elizabeth 5 


" Phebe 5 


u 


]\Iary J. 


n 


Mary E. 


" Emma J. 


(( 


Augusta E. 






'• Arthur B. 


a 


Sarah B. 


i( 


Stiles } 
Nancy 5 


" Anna E. 


(( 


Jehiel } 
Jerusha 5 


u 


Lamson 


Noyes, Hezekiah } 


n 


" 


John 


Harriet \ 


" 


Jackson J. 


a 


Scoyill 
George 


" Sarah M. 
" Mary 


" 


Henry B. 


5 Norton, 




" Charles J. 


(( 


Elizabeth A. 


, Talcott ) 
Belinda 5 




u 


Frederick B. 


(( 


Nooney, Thomas } 


u 


jDsephine E. 


11 


Amelia 


Mary 5 


i( 


Frank H. 









Ann 



o. 



Orton, Truman i 
" Martha M. 5 


Olcott, Mary 


Osborn, Simeon D. } 


ii 


Amanda 


"• IMargaret A. ) 


" Harriet M. 


i< 


• Mary D. 


" Lusella A. 


" Walter J. 






" William W. 




Osborn, Henry A. 


" Alsora A. 


" EHza E. 




■' Ellen 




" Betsey 


( 


' Almon ) 


" Lorinda 


" David J. 


1 


' Sahna \ 


Olmsted, Curtis ^ 
" Lois 5 


" Sarah 




Juliette 


" Elizabeth 




■' Newell 


" Emily 
" Mary J. 


Olcott, Lucy 


i 
i 


' Daniel } 
' Elizabeth C. 5 


" Sarah A. 


" jMargaret 




P. 




Preston, Nathan 


Peck, Lucy S. 


Peck, Ephraim B. ) 




(1 


Samuel F. 


" Betsey \ 


" James > 






" George H. 


Eliza 5 


u 


Isaac } 






i( 


Anna ^ 


" Robert ) 


" Maria 


t( 


Susan A. 


" Catherine M. I 




a 


Jane A. 




Phelps, Charles B. i 






" Benjamin C. ) 
" ILannah 3 


" Amanda S 


(( 


Jei'emiah ^ 
Polly 5 


" Amanda E. 


it 


" David C. 


" S. Maria 


n 


Nancy M. 


" Enoch } 


Peck, Peter F. 


ii 


Henry H. } 


" Martha I 




(( 


Julia 5 




" Frederick D. ^ 
" Lucy D. 5 


u 


John J. 


Pratt, George } 


u 


Frank B. 


" Martha 5 


" William 








" Frederick 


u 


Eunice 


Piatt, Merrit } 
" Mary 5 



66 



810 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 



Piatt, Edward B. 
" Mary E. 

Porter, George 

Parker, Truman } 
" Rhoda 5 
" Jarvis 

" Daniel S. } 

« Olive J. 5 

" Mary Jane 

" Eliza A. 

*' Susan M.- 

" Norman } 
" Eunice 5 
" Hellen 

" Jason 1 

" Harriet L. l 



" Rufus a 

" Selina S 

" John M. 

« Mary E. 



OrleyM. } 
Marcia A. ^ 
Sally 

James L. 



Pangman, Susan 

Paretree, Robert C. 
" Sarah J. 

" Mary J. 

Pierce, Nathan ) 
" Susan E. S 
" Susan Esther 
'' George E. 
" Lucy L. 
" Mary D. 

" Laura 

Prentice, Daniel S. 
" Electa 

" Mary S. 

Percy, Clement ) 

" Louisa S 

« Seth W. 

" Harriet J. 

" Sarah M. 

" James F. 

» Charles H. 

" Julia E. 

" Samuel B. 

" George W. 

Potter, Bela 
" Rhoda 
" Alice 



Potter, Edward i 
" JMary A. \ 

Peete, Eli S. i 
" Abigail L. \ 
'' Harriet E. 
'' Andrew W. 

Palmer, Charles 

Proctor, Alza 

" Nathaniel L. l 
" Elizabeth \ 
" George N.- 

Parmlee, Mahalah 
" Cornelia 
" Fidelia 

Pitt, John 
" Ann 
" Georgiana 



Pearles, Jacob 

Pickhardt, Christian } 
" Louisa ^ 

" Charles 

" Henry 

" William 



Quick, Michael i 
" Mary A. \ 



Rogers, Ned 
" Betsey 



" John W. ) 

" Susan ) 
Charles E. 

" John J. 

" Henry C. 

" George W. 

" Harvey N. 

" Warren S. 

" Robert C. ) 
" Anna P. \ 
" Anna Florence 

Root, Andrew 



Q. 

Quick, William 



E. 

Root, Thomas i 
" ■ Polly \ 
" Joseph W. 
" Wealthy A. 
" Thomas B. 
" Susan C. 
" Homer A. 

Russell, Barlow 
" Caroline 
" Edna Eliza 

" Benjamin S. i 
'' Sarah H. \ 

John B. 
" D wight B. 
" StUes C. 



Russell, Martin C. ) 
" Sebela S 
" Adelia 

" Dwight C. 1 
" Lucy A. I 

Richards, Levi 

William G. » 
" Celestia M. \ 
" Sylvester P. 
" Tomlinson W. 

" Henry W. i 
" Minerva A. \ 
" Emma 





HISTORY 


OF AKCIENT "WOODBURY. Oil 


Richards, Marcena 


Randall, Columbus W. 


Reynold 


s, Julia E. 


u 


George P. 




(i 


Catherine A. 


(i 


John T. 


Race, Andrew B. } 
" Esther E. \ 


(( 


Roderick 


. , u 


Sarah M. 


It, 


Harriet 


i( 


Fanny E. 


" Delbert A. 






u 


Juliette 


" Hellen L. 


il 


Betsey 


(4 


Fratiklin 








11 


Charles 


Riley, James 


Riggs, Jane E. 


Roberts, John ) 


" Thomas i 
" Catherine S 


" Eri 


a 


Elizabeth ^ 






u 


Mary A. 


" Mary J. 


Roswell 


, John 1 
Emeline <'. 


(( 


Amelia E. 


'•, James 


11 


a 


George A. 




a 


Mary 


a 


Charles G. 


" Margaret 


(( 


George 


(( 


Robert N. 


Reynolds, Solomon > 
" Alvina S 


u 


Sarah 


" 


Edwin i 
Jane A. \ 


u 


Charles ) 
Mary \ 


11. 


" Henrietta 


u 






» Ireda 






(( 


Abraham i 
Ann S 




Rockwell, David S. } 


(( 


Noah S. ) 
Eliza A. S 


if 


Emily A. 5 






(( 


Sarah M. 


(( 


James ) 
Maria A. ) 


" Henry 






u 


" James 


Ragan, 


Mary 






" Mary A. 






i{ 


WUHam 


" John 
" Emily 


Ragin, , 


Joanna 


Sherman, Eliiah ) 


8. 
Sherman, Lewis G. ? 


Strong, 


Nathaniel L. ^ 
Mary R. 5 


a 


PoUy 5 


" Jennet E. 5 


u 




•' y 


" Margaret A. 


" 


Nathaniel M. 


u 


Isaac 


" Sylvester J. 
" Julia 


« 


Flora 


n 


Jerusha 








(i 


Henrietta J. 


Strong, Stoddard ^ 


u 


Charles P. ^ 
Elizabeth A. 3 






" Jennet 5 


(; 


(( 


George P. 




u 


Charles E. 


u 


Harriet E. 


'• Bennet U.^ 
" Mary H. 5 


il 


James P. 


(( 


Henry E. 












li 


John E. ) 
Sarah 0. ) 


It 


Cyrus > 
Mercy 5 


" Solomon ] 


" 


il 


" Eliza f 






(( 


Julia 


" Seth ) 




William 


(( 


Lucy 


" Harriet A. ^ 
" Mary E. 


(i 


Eli i 
Mary 3 


a 


Munroe C. } 


" Margaret L. 






11 


Ruth E. 5 


" Harriet E. 


Stoddard, Harmon } 


u 


Anna M. 


u 


n 


Ruth Ann 3 




R. Hotchkiss 


" Anthony C. } 
" Julia 5 


u 


Charlotte 




Bennet A. > 
Emily M. 5 


" Willys A. 


11 


Harmon W. } 


(( 


" Frederick T. 


(( 


Eliza N. 5 


a 






li 


Hellen S. 



Isaac, 



812 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBUKY. 



Stoddard, Cyrus } 


Smith, 


Frances 


Summers, Eli ? 


(I 


Maria H. 5 


u 


AVorthington B. 


" 


Amelia > 


" 


AVealthy A. 


" 


Henry C. 


i( 


Henry "• 


u 


George A. 














" 


Elijah F. -i 
JVIartha 5 


Summers, David ^ 


(1 


Louisa M. ^ 


u 


(( 


Sarah 5 




Charles H. 5 
Edward C- 


n 


Ann M. 


u 


Mary Jane 
Sarah M. 




Martin I 
Eliza B. 5 


n 


George F. } 


a 


Eliza A. 


i 


u 


Elizabeth R. 5 


u 


Sheldon 


C( 


Betsey 


u 


Stephen B. i 
Ruth A. 5 




Mary 


Smith, Nathaniel B. } 


11 


Cornelia 


a 


George M. 


u 


Mary Ann W. > 


ii 


Henry 


u 


Parthena E 


u 


Nathaniel 


ic 


Josephene 


u 


Abby G. 






ii, 


Lucy A. 


a 


John E. 


n 


Phineas ) 










u 


Cornelia 5 


a 


George > 
Maria > 


" 


Charlotte 


it 


Truman 


u 






(( 


Cornelia M. 






(( 


Abraham 


(i 


Catherine P. 


(.1 


Hannah 


u 


Nancy 


(( 


William P. 


a 


Mary 






a 


Charles K. 


.< 


Sarah A. 




Cornelia 


■' 


Catherine 






Somers, Charles A. ^ 






" 


Emma 


(i 


CeceUaF. 5 


'( 


Guy 


11 


George G. ? 


<( 


Eugene A. 


a 


Gilead H. ^ 


u 


Betsey A. 5 


n 


David C. ) 
Minerva B. 5 


u 


Anna M. 3 


(I 


Charlotte C. 


n 


(i 


Niles C. 


" 


Emily C. 


u 


Marion D. 


(( 


Leslie P. 


(( 


Martha A. 






a 


Legrand B. 


a 


Mary E. 


Shelton, WiUiam N. } 


" 


Mary A. 


" 


infant 


u 


Henrietta 5 
William M. 




Kobert 


'' 


Susan E. 


Stone, 


Abernethy B. i 


u 


Frederick A. ^ 
Sarah A. \ 


Steele 


, Laura 


a 


Julia A. I 


t( 






>( 


Mary D. 


a 


Alonzo A. 


Stiles 


Roderick > 
Cleora S. 5 


u 


Emma B. 


u 


Fanny L. 


(1 






(( 


Frank B. 


*' 


Elizabeth A. 




Ursula 
James 


u 


Isaac } 


" 


Mary 






" 


Hannah 5 






Stilsor 


, John B. } 
Julia H. 5 






Seeley, Walker S. ^ 


<f 


(1 


Mark } 


a 


Mary A. 5 






u 


Rhoda 5 


<( 


Mary E. 
infant 


<< 


Daniel 


" 


Marcus D. > 
Charlotte 5 






Spring, John ) 


(( 


Sperry. Susan 


u 


Eliza 5 


(( 


Herbert B. 














Summers, William } 


Sanford, Nathan W. } 


<( 


George ? 
Osha 5 


' 


' Joanna 5 


n 


JuUa F. 5 


(t 






a 


Hellen B. 


u 


Dwight 











HISTORY OF ANCIENT -WOODBURY. 



813 



Saxton, Sireno J 
" Julia A. 5 

" Marlette 
" Ellen S. 
" Lawrence 

" George j^ 
" Caroline 5 
" Josephine 

Stienmetz, Daniel 

Schnider, Christian 

Scott, James S. } 
" Angeline M. 5 

" Samuel B. 
" Harriet L. 



Scott, Mary E. 

Simpson, Robert ) 
" Mary 5 

Squires, Joseph W. i 
Elizabeth P. 5 
" Wesley J. 
" Jane L. 



Scovill, Sidney 
" Lucretia M. 

Willys 
" Sheldon 

Shea, Virginia 
" Thomas L. 
" George 



Shea, Thomas ) , 
" Margaret 5 
" George 

" John 

Stevens, George W. 

Sweeney, Miles 

Stowe, Benjamin M. 

Stewart, William" ? 

" Margaret 5 

" Mary 

" John 

" Jemima 

" . William 

" infant 



Terrill, Timothy | 
Dolly M. ^ 

" Timothy, Jr. 
" Laura W. 

Huldah M. 
" Margaret E. 
" Catherine C. 

Ellen A. 
" infant 

" George D. ) 
" Nancy B. ] 
Charles T. 

" Nathan S. } 
" Emily i; 
" James G. 

Eh B. I 
" Esther J. 5 



" Lauren 
" Martha J. 
" Henry 

" Elmore 

" Orrin 

Tuttle, Lovina 

" Jennette A. 

" Henry > 

" Esther]" 



Tuttle, Charles 

" Edward 

" Benjamin B. 

" Frances A. 

" Rebecca 

" WiUiam R. } 

" Sarah E. ^ 

" William G. 

" Altha M. 

" Lucy J. 

" Philo } 

" Martha P. ]' 

» Mary H. 

" John E. 

" Emily J. 

" Marvin E. 

" Albert } 

" Harriet ) 

" Nathan A. 

" Caroline 

Thomas, Ira ? 

" Betsey M. > 
" Hortensia M. 
" Horatio S. 
" Serina B. 
" Clementine S. 

'• Isaac } 

" Ehzabeth A, j' 



Thomas, David M. 

" James R. \ 

" Mary A. ^ 

" Charles L. 

" Hellen R. 

" Catherine 

Tomlinson, Samuel } 
" Jennette 5 

" Betsey J. 

" Elisha P. 

" Homer S. 

EUen A. 

" Joseph 

" John D. 

" George 

Thompson, Thomas M. } 



Sarah 
Ellen 

Augusta 

Harriet 

Sheldon 

Francis i 
Elizabeth j 
Launcelot 
Margaret 
Sarah A. 



5 



814 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY, 



^hompson, Charles ? 
" Laura 5 

<' Hobert 



ToUes, Robert I. } 
" Emeline 3 
" Hellen E. 



Trowbridge, Edmund > Teeple, George L. 
" Esther L. ) 

" Fanny C. Tifft, Henry R. 

PhUo M. ] Tyler, Asahel _ V 



" Sarah E. A. ^ 

Tumey, Abel } 
" Sarah A. 5 
William E, 
Sarah E. 

Tolles, Sheldon? 
Abby j, 
" Harriet A. 
" Elizabeth H. 
" Lewis N. 

" Ransley } 
" Lucretia 5 
" Frederick 



Mehetable M. 
William M. 
" Sophronia 

" Almira 

" Mary 

Town, Mary T. 
" Eli 
" John 

Taylor, Henry L. 
" Delia A. 
William H 



Taylor, Roswell 7 
" Minerva ) 
" Abby F. 

" George } 

" Anna \ 

" Charles 

" Daniel 

" Francis 

" Henrietta 

" James 

" Adaline 

Thornton, Thomas } 
Celia A. 5 
" Mary A. 
• " William 
Celia E. 

" Joshua } 
" Mary D. 5 

" Robert 



Umberfield, Jarius 



U. V. 

VoUmuller, George ) Vail, Anna 
" Margretha 5 



Walker, Armilla 



Webster, Guy 



Theodore W. ■) Woodward, John 



Almira T. 
" Josephine 
" Margaret A. 
" Theodore W, 
" Leodore W. 

" Joseph F. 
" Esther R. 
" Frederick A. 

William B. 
" Maria B. 

Harriet C. 

" Nancy 

Webb, Charles H. > 
" Jennette M. i 
" Catherine L- 
" Mary E. 
" Caroline L. 



^ 



Warner, Nathan ^ 
Mary 5 
Maria 

Niram 

Sylvia S. 
George 



Nathan, Jr. > 
Jennette M. ^ 
Antoinette H. 

Truman ) 
Polly I 
Morgan F. 
Harley E. 

Elijah ) 
Betsey 5 
Samuel N. 



Warner, John 

" Martha N. 
" George B. 
" Frank P. 



Wellman, David, Jr. ) 
" Amanda 5 
" Joseph 
" Benjamin 

Ward, Asher } 
" Ann 5 

" Charles N. 
" Mary 
" Wallace 



James } 
Eliza 3 
Anson J. 
Julia P. 
Ann E. 
James M. 
George S. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 



815 



Ward, Wealthy J. 



Way, Isaac 

" Matilda 

" Walter 

" John } 

" Phebe 5 

'' Mary 

" George 

" John T. 



Wheeler, Ebenezer ^ 
" Harriet E. 5 
. " Truman E. 

"■ Laura 
" Mary J. 



Young, Avis 



Wheeler, Justus 


Wickwire, Mary 


" Luthena 


Wooster, James B. 


" Xancy 






Welch, William } 


" Joseph > 


" Margaret 5 


" Polly A. 5 


" Mary Jane 


" Emily 


" Angeline M. 


" Caroline 


" Margaret L. 


" Charles 


William D. 


White, William H. ^ 


Wolpert, Frederick ^ 


" Sarah E. 5 


" Maria 3 


" Edward C. 


" Clara 


" Maria 


Westerfield, Levi > 
'• Eliza 3 


" Frances A. 




" Emma J. 


" Harriet M. 


*' Julia E. 


Y. 





Broadwill, Cesar ) 
" Charlotte | 

" Harry 

Chatfield, Oliver f 
" Rosanna | 

" Benjamin > 

'• Caroline L. ^ 

" Susan C. 

" Harriet E. 

" Timothy 

" George 
" Charles 

Cam, Keziah 

" Hiram } 

" Maria f 

" Hiram 

" Reuben 

Freeman, John 

" Rachel 

" Elizabeth 

" Aaron 

" Roderick 

" Crosby 

" Alice 



COLORED PERSONS. 

Graham, Charles } 
" Mary ^ 
'' George 
'• Charles 

Hawley, Orrin f 
" Mary A. ^ 
" John 

" Aaron > 

'' wife ) 

Jackson, Julia 
" Henry 
" Lot 

'' Heni-y } 

" Eliza i 

" George 

" Mary A. 

" George 

Johnson, Andrew } 
" Eliza y 
'' Nancy 

Low, Charles 

Mallory, Alice 
Nettle ton, Clarissa 



Nichols, Edward ) 
" Ruba ^ 
" Clarissa 

Osborn, Benjamin } 

" Maria f 

Phillips, Leveritt f 
" Elizabeth ^' 

*' Edward } 
'• Betsey ) 

" Leman > 

" Harriet y 

'■ George 

" Charles 

" Henry 

" Ruth A. 

Pet'ferson, Arnold } 
" Mary A. ^ 



saac > 
ilary j 



Randolph, Isaac 
" ]Mar^ 
Ellen 
" William 
" Roy 



Williams, William H. 
" Eliza J. 



816 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBUKT. 



ROLL OF MEMBERS OF THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 

IN WOODBURY. 

This church was organized as the second cliurcli of Stratford, under the 
ministry of Rev. Zechariah Walker, May 5, 1G70. In 1672-3, the larger 
portion of its members removed, and settled the town of Woodbury. The 
following is a complete list of its members from its first organization. It is 
given because it contains the names of all the church members in the terri- 
tory of " Ancient Woodbury," for nearly sixty years, and because all the 
other early churches in the territory, of whatever name, were founded, in 
the first instance, by men who had been nurtured in its bosom. The admis- 
sions only are given. Deaths, excommunications and regular dismissions are 
not noted. 

1673. 

Kichard Beech, March 8. 
1675. 

Sarah Hill, July 4. 

Susanna, w. of Rev. Z. Walker, July 8. 

1676. 
John Hagglt, Nov. 5. 



1670. 
Zechariah Walker, May 5 
Samuel Sherman, Sen., " 

Joseph Judson, Sen., " 

John Hurd, Sen.^ " 

Nicholas Knell, " 

Robert Clark, " 

John Minor, " 

Samuel Sherman, Jr.. " 

John Wheeler, " 

Samuel Stiles, " 

Hope Washburn, " 

Hugh Griffin, " 

Ephraim Stiles, "• 

John Thompson, Jr., " 

Theophilus Sherman, " 

Matthew Sherman, " 

John Judson, " 

Samuel Mils, " 

Benjamin Stiles, " 
Edmond Sherman, 
John Skeeles, ) 
Israel Curtis, 



Thomas Fairchild, \ mediately 
Richard Harvey, May 6. 
Mary Harvey, " 8. 

Richard Butler, " 9. 

Robert Lane, " 9. 

Moses Johnson, " 24. 

Samuel Galpin, June 8. 
John Bartram, Oct. 20. 
Good wife Harvey, Nov 



1678. 
[[ Roger Terrill, Dec. 31. 

" 1679. 

Hannah Skeeles, March 4. 

a 1680. 

John Wyatt, Feb. 8. 
" 1681. 

" Benjamin Galpin, May 1. 

The following 
- were added im- Jo^" Hough, May 3. 



Margaret, his wife. May 3. 
Sarah, w. of Roger Terrill. June 4. 
Matthew Mitchell, Dec. 27. 
Mary, his wife, " 

1683. 
John Sherman, Nov. 25. 
Ehzabeth, his wife, " 

1685. 



Goodwife Hurd, w. of John Hurd, William Martin, Aug. 30. 

_ Sen., Dec. 27. Abigail, his wife, """ 

Abigail, w. of Joseph Walker, Dec. Rebecca Galpin, '• 

^'* Emma Preston, " 

1671. Dorcas Roots, . " 

Sarah Nichols, Feb. 22. John Judson, Nov. 26. 

Susanna Hardy, Dec. 1 7. Elizabeth, his wife, Nov. 26. 

John Mitchell, " 

"^- Elizabeth, liis wife, '' 

Samuel Beecher, March 25. Hannah Judson, " 

Thomas Dickinson, June 30. Hackaliah Preston, " 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT AVOODBUH7 



817 



Hannah, w. of Thomas Minor, June 

27. 
Sarah, w. of Samuel Blakely, June 

27. 
Anne, w. of John Pierce, Oct. 3. 
Jonathan At wood, " 

Mary Wheeler, " 

1G98. 
Abigail Minor, May 1 . 
End of admissions under Rev. Z. 
Walker, who d. Jan. 20, 1699- 
1700. 

1702. 
Rev. Anthony Stoddard, May. 
John Roots, Sept. 6. 
Abigail, w. of Joseph Waller, Sept. 6. 

1703. 



Susanna FaircMld, Nov. 26. 

1686. 
Joseph Hicock, May 2. 

1687. 
]Mary Nichols, Jan. 30. 

1688. 
Samuel Nichols, Feb. 26. 
Abigail Judson, " 
Caleb Nichols, April 29. 
And his wife, " 

John Hurd, " 

And his wife, " 

Mrs. Sarah Judson, *' 
Mrs. Elizabeth Minor, April 29. 
Rebecca Cui-tiss, " 

1691. 

Mary, w. of Moses Johnson, Jan. 4. j^^^^^ ^^ ^r Joseph Hurd, June 20. 

Hannah, w. of Titus Hinman, " Abraham Fullbrd, Oct. 3. 
Elizabeth, w. of Zechanah Walker, 

Jan. 4. 1'^^- 

Eleazur Knowles, March 1. Mr. Zechariah Walker, April 2. 

Mary, his wife, " Ephraim jMincr, June 18. 

Benjamin Stiles, " Rebecca, his wife, " , 

Abigail, his wife, " Henry Castle, Dec. 31. 

Samuel Hinman, '• . -q- 

Sarah Roberts, " .,..,/,, t 

Judith Huthwitt, " -Abigail Castle, June 10. 

Anna Nichols, " 1706. 

Elizabeth, w. of Benjamin Hinman, ^yj^j.^^ Gaylord, Jan. 13. 

T 1 n""®.-^" T ^..w. Benjamin Hicock, Feb. 24. 

Israel Curtiss, Jr., Oct. l.S. Hannah, his wife, 

li^C)2. Sarah, w. of Jonathan Atwood, June 

Elizabeth wife of Samuel Utiles, y^^^^^^;^ ^^,_ ^^Hg^^.^ C^g^^^j^^^^^ 3y_ 



March 20 

1695. 

Nathaniel Tuttle, May 12 
John IMinor, Jr., " 

1697. 



Mr. Samuel Bull, Nov. 3. 

1707. 

Isaac Castle, Jan. 5. 

Stephen Curtiss, June 29. 

Sarah, his wife, " 

Joseph Hicock, " 

Ruth, his wife, " 

Ephraim Hinman, " 

Mary, w. of Titus Hinman, June 29. 

Sarah, w. of John Judson, " 



Titus Hinman, May 26. 

Moses Johnson, '' 

Ebenezer Hurd, " 

Sarah, his wife, " 

John Judson, Jr., " 

Sarah, w. of Benjamin Hurd, May 1708. 

26. John Pierce, Sen., May 9. 

John Curtiss, May 26. Joseph Hurlbut, Jr., " 

Joanna, his wife, " Mary, his wife, " 

Thomas Minor, " Sarah Hurd, Aug. 29. 

Samuel Jenner, " 

Hannah, his wife, May 26. ^ '^^• 

Elizabeth Walker, " Adino Strong, Jan. 2. 

67 



818 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

John AVheeler, Sen., July 3. Roger Brownson, of New IVIilford, 

Hannah, w. of Thomas Squire, Aug. Nov. 11. 

28. CorneHus Brownson, Sen., Nov. 25. 

John Sherman, Nov. 25. 

Emm, his wife, " 

1717. 
Helenah, w. of Samuel Hicock, June 



9. 



1710. 
Mr. John Noble, of New Milford, Jan. 

29. 

1712. 
Joseph Judson, Oct 12. John Nichols, Sept. 8 

Mary, his wife, " Jane, his wife, " 

Joanna, w. of Wm. Gaylord, Dec. 7. 

1718. 

1713. Stephen TerriU, April 6. 
Valentine Prentice, April 1 2. Ephraim Tuttle, Dec. 7. 
Sarah, w. of Nathaniel Hurlbut, July ^,^^^ 

26. 
Sercrt. Beniamin Hinman, Nov. 29. Anna, w. of Ebenezer Squire, Jan. 
° •' 11. 

1714. Richard Brownson, July 5. 
Samuel Hitchcock, of New Milford, Mary, his wife, 

Jan. 3. Noah Hinman, Aug. 23. 

Mary Sherman, Feb. 7. Prudence, w. of Moses Johnson, 

Sarah, w. of Thomas Wheeler, May 7. Sept. 27. 

Mary, av. of Samuel Sherman, " 1720. 

Elizabeth, w. of Thomas Mallory," t ' q 

Hannah Minor, May 7. l^^^-^^' ^f "V^' ^^f ' ^• 

John Huthwitt, May 30. J^^'^fw" ^'i""?', ■, 7 

Ruth, w. of John Wheeler, Sept. 2G. ^f*" Earner, July 17. 
Patience, w. of Elnathan Strong, Jolm Mitchel , July 24 

-pj ' J 9 Lydia, w. of Thomas Drakeley, July 

31. 

1715. Sarah, w. of David Mitchell, Aug. 14. 

Samuel Sherman, Jan. 30. Jonathan Mitchell, Dec. 18. 

EHzabeth Minor, " 1721. 

Ezra TerriU, March 6. . ^ -d "• • u i t 

Joseph Minor, May 1. Hannah, w. of Benjamm Hurd, Jr., 

Susanna, his wife, May 1. '^^"- i- ,,. , „ ^ 

William Preston, May 8. Ehzabe h, w. of John I\Ltchell, Jr., 

Martha, his Avife, '• ,^ l- V i,- na ^ -at u r 

Mary, \y. of Jonathan Judsoa, July Mary,w. of Jehiel Preston, March, 5. 

•^j7 Susanna Sherman, March 5. 

Hannah, w. of Jonathan Mitchell, Hannah Curtiss April 2. 

Q(>j. 23. ^ Samuel Mmor, Jr., April 30. 

Sarah, w. of John Baker, Oct. 23. ^osiah Minor, June 4. 

Mary, his wife, " 

1716. Abraham Hurd, Oct. 8. 
Ruth, w. of Henry Castle, May 21. Martha, his wife, " 
Abigail, w. of Valentine Prentice, Mary Stoddard, Oct. 22. 

May 21. Abigail, w. of Samuel Munn, Dec. 

Abigail, w. of Cornelius Brownson, 10- 

Sept. 2. 1722. 

Thomas Wellar, Sept. 30. 
. Sarah, w. of Cornelius Hurlbut, Sept. INIartha Warner, Feb. 25. 

30. Sarah Thomas, " 

Anna, w. of Noah Hinman, Nov. 4. Isaac Knowles, May 6. 
Andrew Hinman, Nov. 4. Margaret, w. of Ezra TerriU, May 

Mary, his wife, " 20. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURT. 



819 



1723. 
Sergt. Benjamin Hurd, Jan. 6. 
Jonathan Hurlbut, Feb. 3. 
Mary, his v,-ite, " 

Nathan Hurd, Dec. 15. 
Eunice, his wife, '• 

1724. 
Knell Mitchell, July 26. 
Martha, his wife, " 
Sarah, w. of Noah Hinman, March 7. 

1725. 
Bethiah, w. of Xathl Sanford, May 6 
Martha Waller, May 6. 
Jehu Minor, " ' 23. 

1726. 
Elizabeth Brownson, Feb. 20. 
John Ortou, April 3. 
Abigail, w. of Cornelius Brownson, 

Jr., April 3. 
Hezekiah Culver, May 15. 
Thomas Drakeley, Jr., May 15. 
Isaac Judson, June 26. 
Ebeuezer Thomas, July 10. 
Sarah, w. of Joseph Martin, July 10. 
John Pierce, July 1 7. 
Comfort, his wife, July 1 7. 
Hannah, w. of Samuel Jenner, Jr., 

July 17. 
Joseph Walker, July 24. 
Daniel Curtiss, " 

Timothy Brownson, " 
Caleb Wheeler, . " 

Esther Curtiss, '' 

Eunice Hicoek, " 

Bethiah Hicoek, " 

Ruth Curtiss, " 

Bathsheba Waller, July 3 1 . 
John Cressey, August 20. 
Mary, his wife, •' 

John Minor, Jr., " 
David Hicoek, " 

Elisha Stodclard, " 
Elizabeth Ivnowles, " 
Mary Atwood, " 

Samuel Galpin, August 28. 
Rebecca Curtiss, " 
Elizabeth Preston, " 
John Skeeles, September 4. 
Sarah, his wife, " 

Ann Drakeley, " 

Ruth, w. of John Roots, Sept. ] 1 . 
Ann Hurd, '• 

Joanna Curtiss, " 

Thomas IMinor, Sept. 18. 



Sarah, w. of Hezekiah Porter, Sept. 18. 
David Mitchell, Oct. 30. 
Abigail, w. of David Hurd, Nov. 6. 
Ebenezer Strong, Dec. 18. 

1727. 
Rachel Galpin, Jan. 8. 
Marv Drakelev, " 
Timothy TerriH, Jan. 29. 
Thankful, his wife, " 
Feda, w. of Thomas Minor, Jan. 29. 
Samuel INIartin, March 5. 
Annice, his wife, " 
Joseph Galpin, " 

Susanna, w. of Joseph Roots, Mar. 1 2. 
Mary, w. of Solomon Johnson, Apr. 1 9. 
Solomon Johnson, June 4. 
Sarah Peet, '• 

Roger Terrill, June 18. 
Joseph Hinman', " 
And his wife, " 
Joseph Roots, June 25. 
Ephraim Baldwin, " 
John Baker, Jr., " 
David Leavenworth, " 
Lois Hicoek, " 

Robert AVarner, July 2. 
Marv, his wife, " 

John Roots, " 

Elizabeth Squire, Jr., July 2. 
Abigail Jenner, " 

Hannah Hicoek, July 30. 
Sarah, w. of Titus Hinman, Aug. 6. 
Mary Judson, Sen., Aug. 8. 
Stephen Hicoek, Aug. 13. 
Matthew Mitchell, "" 
Ehzabeth Roots, | j j j^ ^.^ 
Sarah Roots, ^ ' ° 

Samuel Blakeley, Aug. 20. 
Mary, w. of John Orton, Aug. 20. 

1728. 

INIary, w. of Joseph Squire, ]\Iay 26. 

Nathaniel Sanford, Jr., July 14. 

Sarah, w. of Timothy Walker, Sept. 1 . 

Ebenezer Down, Sept. 8. 

Dinah Down, " 

Titus Hinman, Sept. 15. 

Elizabeth, w. of John Hurd, Nov. 1 7. 

1729. 

Martha, wnfe of Hezekiah Tuttle, 

]\Lirch 9. 
John Hurd, March 16, 
Samuel Waller, May 18. 
Esther, his wife, " 
Roger Karby, August 3. 



820 



HTSTOBY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 



1730. 
Timothy Minor, February 8. 
Elizabeth, his wife, " 
Isaac Tuttle, April 12. 
Prudence, his wife, " 
Abel Holebrook, April 19. 
Hezekiah Tuttle, Aug. 9. 
Eliakim Stoddard, Sept. 27. 

1731. 
David Burnham, March 28. 
Mercy, his wife, " 

Bethiah, wife of Lemuel Wheeler, 

April 4. 
Benjamin Hurd, Jr., Aug. 8. 

1732. 

Maiy, w. of Isaac Tuttle, April 2. 
Matthew Minor, Dec. 24. 

1733. 
Lydia Hurlbut, March 18. 
Jonathan Atwood, April 29. 
Nathan Hurlbut, Sept. 23. 
Ehzabeth, w. of Adam Hurd, Sept. 30. 
Sarah, w. of Hezekiah Wright, Oct. 7. 
Susanna, w. of Jeremiah Thomas, " 

1734. 
John Hunt, Jan. 27. 
Joseph Martin, March 31. 
Peter Walker, " 
Hannah, w. of Jonathan Atwood. 

March 31. 
Sarah, w. of David Leavenworth, 

April 7. 
Patience, w. of John Baker, Mar. 12. 
Salmon Hurlbut, May 26. 
Abigail, his wife, " 

1735. 
Martha, w. of Samuel Castle, Feb. 2. 
Caleb Martin, Feb. 2. 
Elizabeth, his wife, " 
Joshua Hurlbut, JMarch 23. 
Comfort, his wife, " 
Edmund Tompkins, April 6. 
Mary, v/. of Peter Walker, April C. 
Sarah Baker, April 6. 
Peter Minor, June 1. 
Hannah, w. of Edmund Tompkins, 

June 1. 
Mary, w. of John Minor, Sept. 14. 
Sarah, w. of Nathan Hurlbut, " 

1736. 
John Warner, May 23. 
Jemima, his wife, " 



HeUenah, w. of Ebenezer Allen, 

May 30. 
Sarah, w. of Matthew Minor, Aug. 1. 
John Baker, y^ aged, Sept. 5. 
Marah, w. of Nicholas Manvill, Sept. 5. 
Peter Terrill, Sept. 12. 
Henry Castle, 2d, Sept. 19. 
Hannah, liis wife, " 
Abigail, w. of John Nichols, Oct 3. 
Mary, w. of Gideon Walker, " 

1737. 
Mercy, w. of John Bull, of West 

Hartford, Jan. 16. 
Gideon Walker, Feb. 6. 
Rebecca, w. of Elnathan Judson, 

June 5. 
Phebe, w. of Daniel Curtiss, Aug. 5. 
Olive, w. of Gideon Stoddard, Sept. 4. 
Rhodah Sherman, Sept. 25. 
Joanna Porter, " 

John Eoyce, Oct. 2. 
Dorcas, his wife, " 
Hannah, w. of Matthew IVIitchell, 

Oct. 16. 
Esther Prentice, Oct. 30. 
Elnathan Judson, Nov. 13. 
John Barrit, Nov. 28. 

1738. 

John Ashmun, Feb. 12. 
Ephraim Smedley, June 25. 
Concurrence, his wife, " 
Susanna Minor, " 

Mary, w. of Jabez Castle, July 2. 
David Roots, July 16. 
Elizabeth Squire, " 
Deborah Royce, July 30. 
Joanna Mitchell, " 
John Judson, Nov. 12. 
Sarah, his wife, " 
Luke Castle, " 

Mary, his wife, " 
JMiriam, w. of David Foot, Dec. 3. 

1739. 

Abigail Porter, Jan. 21. 

Eutb Porter, Feb. 11. 

Sarah Porter, " 

Isaac Hill, Jr., April 8. 

Hezekiah Hooker, Jr., " 

Ann Clark, April 9. 

Mary Steel, " 

Adino Strong, Jr., May 27. . 

Deborah, his wife, June 10. 

Isaac Hotchkiss, " 

Reuben Avered, " 






HISTORY OP ANCIENT WOODBURY 



821 



James Hooker, June 10. 
Joshua Guitteau, " 

Ebenezer Lewis, " 

Sarah, his wife, " 

Widow Tamar Baker, " 
Joseph Chiddenden, July 1- 
Sarah Hollister, July 22'. 
Mary Roots, " 

K Phebe Smith, " 

Martha Squire, Aug. 5. 
Grace Squire, " 

Eunice Mitchell, " 
Josiah Avered, Aug. 12. 
Samuel Steele, " 
Sarah Hill, " 

Experience Hurlbut, Sept. 16. 
Submit Hill, Oct. 14. 
Lydia Warner, " 
Elijah Hurd, Dec. 9. 
Abigail, his wife, " 

1740. 
Olive Roots, Jan. 13. 
Silence Warner, Jan. 27. 
Peter Mitchell, Feb. 3. 
Jesse Roots, " 

Benajah Roots, Marcli 23. 
Timothy Mitchell, " 
Daniel Muun, Sen., April G. 
Gideon Roots, April 27. 
Ephraim Minor, May 4. 
Mary, his wife, " 
Aaron Mallory, June 8. 
Hannah Martin, June 2G. 
Mary Terrill, July 6. . 
Joseph Hurd, July IS. 
Ann, his wife, " 
Reuben Sherman, Aug. 3. 
Abijah Stoddard, " 
Eunice, his wife, " ■ 

Esther Mitchell, Aug. 24. 

1741. 

Matthew Millard, of Cornwall, Jan. 8. 

Joseph Nichols, Jan. ^5. 

Abigail Barker, March 8. 

Nathan Mitchell, April 5. 

Mary, his wife, " 

Thankful, w. of Jonathan Rumrill, 

April 19. 
Elijah Judson, April 2(J. 
Enos Mitchell, " 
WiUiam Martin, IMay 3. 
John Prentice, " 
Elijah Baker, May 10. 
Thankful, his wife, " 
Jerusha Sherman, May 31. 
Elizabeth Stoddard, " 



Mary Barnham, June 7. 
Ephraim Baker, June 14. 
Rebecca, wife of Moses Hurlbut, 

June 14. 
Adam Hurd, July 9. 
Preserved Strong, " 
Gideon Stoddard, " 
John Rumrill, " 

Joseph jMinor, Jr., " 
Joseph Judson, Jr., " 
Jesse Baker, " 

Ahijah Mitchell, " 
Clement Minor, " 
Samuel Broughton, " 
Samuel Blakeley, " 
Benjamin Hinman, 3d, July 9. 
Elizabeth, wife of Aaron Hurlbut, 

July 9. 
Elizabeth, w. of Daniel Curtiss, July 9. 
Rebecca, w. of Thomas Squire, Jr., 

July 9. 
Phebe Thomas, July 9. 
Benjamin Hurd, 3d, " 
Ehzabeth Mallory, Aug. 9. 
William Harris, Aug. 23. 
Charles Thomas, " 
David Curtiss, Sept. G. 
Esther Preston, " * 
Sarah Crissey, " 
Elnathan Baker, Sept. 20. 
Mary Wheeler, '• 
Elizabeth, w. of Capt. Masters, Nov. 1. 
Sarah, w. of Ephraim Baker, " 
Jerusha, w. of Abraham Hurd, " 

1742. 
Eunice Mallory, Jan. 10. 
Daniel Wakeley, '• 
Friend Weeks, Jan. 24. 
Rachel, his wife, " 
Mary, wife of Nathaniel Hurlbut, 

Jan. 24. k 

JNIary Yfellar, Jan. 24. 
Timothy Hurd, March 28. 
Tabitha, his wife, " 
Ruth Castle, '' 

Moses Matthews, June 6. 
Nathaniel Hurd, Jr., " 
James Judson, " 

Mercy ]\Iartin, " 

Zebulon Leavenworth, June 27. 
Nathan Osborn, Julv 4. 
Timothy Terrill, '' 
Amos Roots, July 11. 
Joshua Hurd, " 
Francis Warner, July 11. 
Mary Baker, " 

Moses Hurlbut, July 18. 



822 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY 



Daniel Hurlbut, July 18. 
Elizabeth Warner, " 
Prudence Curtiss, " 
Samuel Jenner, July 25. 
Simeon Hurd, " 

Zadoc Hurlbut, " 

Sarah Castle, " 

Bai'bary Jenner, " 
Ann, w. of Timothy Culver, Aug. 1. 
Tilley Blakeley, Aug. 8. 
Mary, his wife, '' 

Samuel Bell, " 

Samuel, y'= servant of Samuel Blake- 
ley, Aug. 8. 
Eunice Terrill, Aug. 29. 
Christopher Prentice, Oct. 3. 
Sarah Atwood, " 

Andrew Cooley, Oct. 17. 
Consider Hurlbut, Nov. 21. 
Gideon Hurlbut, Dec. 19. 

1743. 

Jerusha Judson, Jan. 30. 

Betty Terrill, " 

Sarah, w. of Hatchetousy, an Indian, 

April 1 7. 
Nathan Warner, May 15. 
Daniel Hurd, July 17. 
Abraham Thomas, " 
Daniel Sherman, Nov. 6. 
Kezia Rice, Dec. 11. 

1744. 

Daniel Castle, Jan. 8. 
Joseph Prentice, Sept. 9. 
Samuel Martin, Jr., " 
Ann, his -wife, " 

1745. 

Nathan Judson, Feb. 2. 
Mary, his wife, " 

1747. 

Mr. Peter Curtiss, March. 

Mary, his wife, " 

Elizabeth, w. of John Roots, April 5. 

1748. 

Abner Mallory, Jan. 1 7. 
Susanna, his wife, " 
Betterug Mitchell, June 5. 
Seth Preston, Dec. 4. 
Elizabeth, his wife, " 
Asahel Mitchell, Dec. 18. 



1749. 



Mary, w. of John INIallory, April 30. 
John Mitchell, Oct. 8. 

1750. 
Sarah, w. of John Mitchell, Feb. 18. 
Dorcas, negro woman of Deacon 
Samuel Minor, Sept. 16. 

1752. 
Esther, w. of Eldad Spencer, Feb. 2. 
Solomon Martin, April 12. 
John Stoddard, Dec. 10. 
Mary, his wife, " 

1753. 
Gideon Hurd, March 4. 
Sarah, his wife, April 8. 
David Carr, July. 
David Sherman, Aug. 5. 
Hannah, his wife, " 

1754. 

Tabitha, wife of Thomas !Minor, 

March 31. 
James jNIinor, June 23. 
Jerusha, w. of Isaac Mitchell, Oct. 13. 

1755. 
Nathan Minor, Feb. 23. 

1756. 
Abia, w. of John Edwards, May 16. 
Mary, w. of James Mi|^r, Aug. 1 . 
Hezekiah Culver, Jr.,Tk.ug. 8. 
Simeon Stoddard, Sept. 26. 

1757. 
Thomas Bull, Feb. 27. 

1758. 
Sarah, w. of William Adee, Jan. 8. 
Joslah Minor, Feb. 12. 
Seth Minor, " 

Eunice, his wife, " 

1759. 
Thomas Roots, April 8. 
Prudence, wife of Amos Mai-tin, 
Ajiril 22. 

1760. 

Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Walker, 

Jan. 27. 
Hannah, wife of Daniel Judson, 

Mc^rch 23. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY 



823 



LIST OF PERSONS 



Who " owned the baptismal" or lialf-way " covenant," during Rev. Mr. 
Stoddard's ministry, most of whose names have appeared in the foregoing list 
oS members in full communion, having been subsequently received as such. 



1708. 
Francis Stiles, July 11. 
John Pierce, " 

John Skeeles, " 

Thomas Skeeles, " 

Valentine Prentice, " 
Samuel Sherman, " 

John Sherman, " 

Jonathan Judson, " 

Thomas Knowles, " 

Joseph Hinman, " 

Samuel Minor, " 

Stephen Terrill, " 

Daniel Munn, " 

Jehiel Preston, " 

John Johnson, July 25. 
Ebenezer Squire, " 

Hannah Mitchell, " 

Mary Mitchell, " 

Sarah, wife of Nathaniel Hurlbut, 

July 25. 
Patience Jenner, July 25. 
Andrew Hinman, " 
And his wife, " 

John Hurd, 

1712. 
John Burr, of Newtown, Sept. 21. 

1713. 
Hellenah Bostwick, March 1'. 
Hagar, negro maid of Rev. Anthony 

Stoddard, July 5. 
Hannah Minor, March 22. 
Benjamin Hurd, May 10. 
Abigail Prentice, May 24. 
Noah Hinman, " 

Hezekiah Tuttle, " 

1714. 

Thomas Wellar, April 4. 
Elizabeth Minor, April 11. 
Anna Huthwitt, May 30. 
Hannah, w. of Benjamin Hurd, Jr., 

May 30. 
Susanna, w. of Jeremiah Thomas, 

May 30. 
Samuel Hicock, Dec. ] . 

1715. 
Sarah, w. of John Skeeles, March 6. 



Richard Brownson, Dec. 3. 

1716. 
Moses Johnson, June 1 7. 
Prudence, his wife, " 

1717. 
Samuel Martin, May 19. 
And his wife, •' 

Jeremiah Thomas, Dec. 1. 

1720. 
Josiah Walker, July 24. 
Phebe, his wife, " 

1 724. 
Mary Harriss, Aug. 30. 

1726. 
Thomas Drakeley, March 27. 
Richard Peet, June 26. 
Sarah, his wife, " 
Daniel Judson, July 3. 

1727. 

Matthew JVIitchell, April 16. 
Samuel Munn, July 2. 

1728. 

Solomon Squire, June 23. 
Martha, his wife, " 

Thomas Pierson, Dee. 8. 
Ruth, his wife, Dec. 8. 

1729. 
John Curtiss, Feb. 2. 
Abia Curtiss, Feb. 2. 
Sarah Terrill, June 29. 
Lydia Hurlbut, July 6. 

1730. 

Sarah Minor, Sen., March 1 . 
Wait Hinman, March 8. 
Lemuel Wheeler, June 7. 
Benjamin Wheeler, Aug. 2. 

1731. 
Eleazer Hinman, Feb. 21. 
John Squire, May 9. 

1732. 
Adam Hurd, June 25. 
Elizabeth, his wife, June 25. 



Emma, w. of John Sherman, June 19. Ebenezer Warner, July 23. 



824 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY, 



Maiy, wife of Jehu Minor, July 30. 
Salmon Hurlbut, Nov. 12. 
Sarah Baker, Jim., Dec. 24. 

1733. 

John Ashmun, Nov. 4. 

1734. 

David Squire, Feb. 4. 
MaryMunn, June 16. 
Nathan Curtiss, Aug. 26*. 
Martha, his wife, Aug. 26. 
Adino Strong, Sept. 8. 
Deborah, his wife, Sept. 8. 
Ephraim Baker, Nov. 3. 
Sarah, his wife, Nov. 3. 

1735. 

Remember Baker, Jan. 26. 
Tamar, his wife, Jan. 26. 
Gideon Stoddard, Feb. 2. 
Olive, his wife, " 

John Eoyce, " 

Dorcas, his wife, " 

David Foot, Maj- 4. 

1736. 

Thomas Squire, Jr., May 9. 
Moses Hurlbut, July 25. 
Rebecca, his wife, July 25. 

1738. 
Jabez Castle, Feb. 26. 
Maiy, his wife, Feb. 26. 

1739. 

Daniel Castle, Dec. 2. 
Elizabeth, his wife, Dec. 2. 

1740. 

Elijah Baker, Jan. 6. 

1711. 

Samuel Broughton, March 22. 
Oliver At wood, March 22. 
Zadoc Clark, July 19. 
IVIercy, his wife, July 19. 

1747. 
Peter Hurd, Dec. 20. 

1748. 
Enos Beech, July 10. 

1749. 
John Masters, July 16. 

1751. 
Daniel Beers, May 5. 



Samuel Sherman, Aug. 18. 
David Hiuit, Jr., Oct. 27. 
Isaac Judson, Jr., Dec. 15. 

1752. , 

Gideon Mallory, March 8. 
William Adee, April 26. 
Benjamin Squire, May 24. 
Abigail, his wife, May 24. 

1753. 
Elijah Atwood, Jan. 28. 
Solomon Stoddard, Oct. 28. 
Elisha Walker, Sept. 9. 
Josejih Walker, Nov. 4. 

1755. 
Elisha Judson, March 2. 
Thomas Smith, March 2. 
Zadoc Hurd, March 9. 
Adonijah Roots, May 18. 
Richard Smith, May 18. 
John Edwards, Nov. 30. 
Abia, his wife, Nov. 30. 
Daniel Judson, Dec. 21. 

1756. 
Daniel Fairchild, April 25. 
Amos Martin, June 6. 

1757. 
Nathan Jackson, Jan. 16. 
Benjamin Galpin, May 8. 
Sarah, wife of Wm. Adee, Oct. 30. 
David Stoddard, Nov. 6. 
Nathan Baldwin, Nov. 13. 
Elisha Martin, Dec. 18. 

1758. 
Gideon Martin, Jan. 22. 
Ephraim Baldwin, Jan. 22. 
Samuel Galpin, Jr., March 26. 
Benjamin Minor, April 2. 
Margaret, wife of Abraham Hill, 

July 23. 
John Munn, Aug. 6. 
Sarah, w. of John Wilkinson, Aug. 6. 
Isaiah Gilbert, Dec. 21. 

1759. 
Isaac Minor, June 3. 
Mary, his wife, June 3. 
John Marchant, June 10. 
Widow Lucy Baldwin, Sept, 30. 
Samuel Squire, Oct. 14. 
Jemima, his wife, Oct. 14. 
John Manvill, Dec. 23. 
Elizabeth, his wife, Dec. 23. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT "WOODBURY. 



825 



1760. 
Daniel Perry, Jr., April 27. 

End of admissions under Rev. Mr 
Stoddard, who died Sept. 6, 1760, in 
the 83d year of his age, and 61st of 
Jns ministry. 

1760. 
David Minor, Nov. [>. 
Benjamin Minor, " 
Isaac Judson, Jr., " 
Amos ]\Iartin, Nov. 30. 
Gideon Mallory, ' 
Thomas Leavenworth, Deo. 7. 

1761. 

Zadoc Hurd, Jan., Jan. 1 1 . 

David Stoddard, Feb. 8. 

Isaiah Gilbert, Feb. 15. 

Elisha Judson, March 7. 

Thomas Smith, " 

Daniel Beers, March 8. 

Elisha Martin, " 

John Munn, April 19. 

Reuben Minor, May 10. 

Rachel, wife of Matthew Minor, May 

10. 
Adonijah Roots, May 16. 
Samuel Galpin, Jr., " 
Lydia, wife of Benj. Minor, July 5. 
Abiel Linsley, July 26. 
Thankful, his wife, " 
Elizabeth, wife of John Manville, 

Aug. 9. 
Asahel Martin, Aug. 23. 
!Mary, wife of John Stoddard, Nov. 1 . 
Ann, wife of Asahel Martin, " 

1762. 
Elijah Atwood, Jan. 24. 
Ephraim Baldwin, April 8. 
Ebenezer Thomas, ]\Iay 2. 
Daniel Culver, June 6. 
Anna, wife of John Demmon, June 6. 
Ann, w. of Hezekiah Culver, July 18. 
Samuel Squire, Aug. 15. 
Moses Galpin, " 

1763. 
Mille, w. of Elisha Walker, Jan. 23. 
Phebe, w. of Daniel Fairchild, May 29. 
Anne, w. of Dea. Jehu Minor, June 

12. 
Benjamin Judson, Nov. 20. 

1764. 
Solomon Stoddard, Feb. 26. 
68 



Joanna Peet, April 8. 

Bethel Lyon, May 20. 

Jemima, his wife, " 

Sarah, w. of Reuben Sherman, Auff. 

12. 
Mabel, w. of John Roots, Sept. 2. 
Elisha Walker, Dec. 2. 

1765. 
Gideon Martin, April 1 7. 
Gideon Stoddard, Jr., Nov. 10. 

1766. 
Gideon Minor, March 9. 
Ruth, w. of Jonathan Franklin, Aug. 
31. 

1767. 
Jonas jMartin, April 12. 
Lydia, w. of James Burgess, Aug. 9. 
Charles Taylor, Aug. 23. 

1768. 
Mary, w. of Caleb Tuttle, Feb. 14. 
Gilbert Minor, Feb. 21. 
Dr. Henry Skilton, fromSouthington, 

July 31. 
Mary, w. of Samuel Martin, Nov. 6. 

1769. 

Martha, w. of Wm. Cressey, May 28. 

James Tyler, Oct. 22. 

And his wife, " 

Widow Elizabeth Mitchell, Nov. 19. 

Mary, w. of Dea. Jehu ISIinor, Dec. 3. 

1770. 
Nathan jNIallory, Dec. 2. 

1771. 

Nathan Pierce, March 3. 

Mai'tha Judson, " 

John Minor, " 

Timothy ^Minor, " 

Chapman Judson, " 

Eli Stoddard, " 

James Smith, " 

Lampson Mitchell, " 

Reuben Mallory. " 

Rhoda, w. of Rev. Noah Benedict, 

May 5. 
Abia, w. of Sam. Galpin, Jr., June 2. 
Lucy, w. of Joseph Wheeler, Sept. 1. 
Nathan Stoddard, " 

Andrew Blackman. " 

Sarah Judson, " 

Marv, w. of David Stoddard, " 

Phillip Pond, Jr. 



826 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

2»[atlian Atwood, Sept. 1. Rebecca, w. of Gideon Stoddard, Dec. 

Oliver Sanford, " " 10. 

Jeremiah Burton, " 1781. 

Marv, w. of Isaac Judson, Jr.. " ^ ■, ct\ -i r^ r ^ x^ u 

Mary, w. of Edvyard Pond, " ^^'^\^^ ^^- «^ ^^^^^ ^urtiss, Jr., Feb. 

Julia, w. of David Sherman, " -r^ iV • i tt i.- i. t m 

T>i 1 r-r» -in- c; * i k Dea. Daniel Huntmsrton, June 10. 

rhebe,w. ot Daniel Cnssev, Sept. 15. c, , ,,. o > 

XT n T^ -. Solomon Mmor, " 

Henry Cramer, Dec. 1. ' 

Levi, negro servant of Peter Walker. 1 782. 

1772 Abigail, w. of Asahel Martin, June 1 6. 

» x'-n. • 1 -ITT T -.n Isaiah Roots, Aufr. 18. 
Ann, w.ot Daniel >Varner, Jan. 19. o„„ ^ ^\f \„^^ c„ f^„,i c^^f 

Adam Minor, March 1. ^'"'"'Tq^ ^- "^ ^'"^°" ^^^°^^"^' ^^P*" 

Deliverance w. of Andrew Blackman, j.,^^^^,^ Minor, Oct. 27. 

TT xT-if^T J r. Mary, tv. of Samuel Minor, Dec. 1. 

And his wife, June 7. 1783, 

Huldah Hotchkiss, Sept. 6. Aner, w. of James Minor, June 22. 

Ann, w. of Capt. Nathan Hurd, Nov. 8. Annis, w. of Capt. Nathaniel Mitchell, 

Eunice, wife of Nathan Stoddard, Oct. 5. 

I^ec. 6. Lydia, wife of Capt. Nathan Hurd, 

1773. Oct. 26. 

Ann, w. of Elisha Stoddard, Feb. 14. Phebe,w.ofMatthew Minor, Nov. 23. 
Matthew Mnor, March 7. ^..g, 

1774. Elizabeth, w. of Jesse Roots, May 30. 
Elijah Martin, Feb. 27. Richard Bradley, Aug. 22. 
Patience Jenner, March 6. Olive, his wife, " 

Abigail, w. of John De Forest, INIav Susanna Minor, " 

29. * Mehetabel Turner, " 

Martha, w. of David Atwood, Aug. 28. Esther, wife of Amos Leavenworth, 

Eliphalet Easton, Dec. 4. Sept. 12. 

Wife of Thaddeus Minor, Dec. 4. Benjamin Eastman, Oct. 17. 

.r-r-r Elizabeth, his wife, " 

-iTT-^ ,^m^ ^r „* -, Mary, w. of Simeon Minor, Dec. .'). 

Wife of Thomas Mallory, Sept. 24. •' ' 



1776. 



1785. 



Experience, w. of Phillip Pond, Feb. ^ope, w. of Timothy Terrill, Aug. 14. 

25. 
Widow Deborah Judson, Dec. 29. 



1786. 
Widow Huldah Malby, Marcli 26. 



Jacob Cleav eland, Nov. 16. 1787. 

^ -^o Thomas Andrus, Jan. 21. 

TVT /^T -r 1 Tf . . Lois, his wife, " 

Mary, w. of Lt. John Martin, Apr. 22. 

Esther ]VIinor, Sept. 27. 1788. 

Lydia, w. of Abiel Linsley, Doc. 6. Widow Charlotte Judson, Feb. 24. 

Ij-c) Lee Terrill, June 1. 

Mr. Justus Mitchell,"May 30. ^^%^ ^- 1^^""' '^'''^^' ^^i"''"' ^"S" ^• 

Mr. WiUiam Battell Oct. 24. ^^,-"1^1 ^f ?™?"' ^^% ' ' 

Sarah, his wife, " Elizabeth, Ins wife, 

1780. 1789. 

Mary, w. of Solomon JMinor, April 9. Caleb Abernethy, March i. 

Azuba, w. of Jci-emiMh ' Chapman, Asenah, wife of Jeremiah Burton, 
•Tune 18. Sept. 6. 



HISTOKT Of ANCIENT WOODBUKY 



82- 



1790. 
Phebe, w. of Steplien Hull, May 30. 
Hannah, w. of Benj. Andrus, " 

1791. 
John Prudden, March G. 
Mary, his wife, " 

Lydia, w. of Benj. Judson, Sept. 11. 

1792. 
Widow Emm Judson, June o. 
LoA'B Mallory, " 

Sybil Huntington, " 

Edward Pond, Aug. 19. 
Adoniram jNIinor, " 
Patience, his wife, " 
Benjamin Minor, Nov. 11. 
Seth Minor, Jr., " 

Eunice Minor, " 

Esther Minor, " 

Phebe, w. of Capt. Anthony Strong, 

Nov. 12. 
Benjamin Judson, Jr., Nov. 25. 

1793. 
David Atwood, Feb. 24. 
Capt. Joseph Peck, April 21. 
Hannah, his wife, " 

Hollister Judson, June 2. 
Isaac Bunce, " 

Thankful, wife of Reuben Hotchkiss, 

June 2. 
Anna, wife of Jehiel Preston, Jr., 

June 2. 
Widow Ruth Curtiss, July 1. 
Lt. John Strong, July 21. 
Sarah, his wife, " 

Jemima, w. of Amos Roots, Jr., July 

21. 
Noah Pond, Oct. 27, 

1794. 
Mulford Coan, June 29. 
Mary, his wife, " 
Noah Minor, (Dea. in Norfolk, oldest 

living admission to this church,) 

Oct. 5. 
Concurrence, w. of Truman Martin, 

Nov. 9. 
Anna Castle, Nov. 9. 

1795. 
Mercy Tyler, Jan. 4. 
Sarah, w. of Daniel Cogshall, May 10. 
Daniel Tuttle, Sept. 6. 
Abigail, w. of James Hall, Dec. 6. 

1796. 
Betty Hurlbut, Nov. 27. 



1797. 
Nabby, wife of Rev. Noah Benedict, 

March 5. 
Mary Hurd, March 5. 
Elizabeth, w. of Jehiel Preston, Mar. 5. 

1798. 
Solomon Sherman, Dec. 30. 

1799. 
Robert Crow, Jr., May 5. 

1800. 
Thomas Olcott, March 2. 
And his wife, " 

Lydia, w. of Noah B. Benedict, Es({., 

June 1. 
Faith Martin, (now living,) June 1. 

1801. 
Daniel Bacon, March 1. 
Rebecca, his w., (now living,) Mar. 1. 
Samuel Dean, Oct. 6. 

1802. 

Gideon Judson, Feb. 21. 

Susanna, wife of Ebeuezer Moody, 
Feb. 21. 

Rhoda, w. of William Minor, Feb. 21. 

JNIary, w. of Wm. Preston, May 9. 

Rebecca, w. of Nath'l Bacon, " 

Jonathan Judson, June G. 

Ruth, his wife, '' 

Ruth Emm, w. of Capt. Abijah Mitch- 
ell, June G. 

Polly, w. of John D. Leavcnwortli, 
June G. 

Anna, w. of William Lord, June G. 

Asa Cogshall, June 27. 

And his wife, " 

Elizabeth, w. of John Mitchell, Jr., 
Aug. 1. 

Anna, w. of Selleck Galpin, Sept. 5. 

Eunice, formerly the wife ot Joseph 
Walker, Jr., Nov. 7. 

1803. 
Mrs. Rebecca, wife of Jabez Bacon, 
Feb. 27. 

1804. 
Mercy Drakeley, Sept. 30. 

1805. 

Anthony Minor, (now living,) June 2. 
Mercy Ann Warner, Aug. 4. 
Hannah, w. of Capt. James Judson, 

Aug. 4. 
Sally, w. of Asa Minor, Sept. 22. 



828 HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 

1806. Judsou Minor, Juue 2. 

Joanna, Av. of Jehiel Preston, Feb. 2. Electa Minor, " 

Sallv, w. of Capt. Jesse Minor, Feb. 23. Juliana Franklin, (Mrs. bhcrman 
Cliloe, w. of Reuben Judsou, Mar. 2. Warner,) June 2. 

Peter Mitchell June 1. Rosanna Frankhn, (Mrs. Justus Mi- 

Phebe, his wife, " ' nor, Ohio,) June 2. _ 

Widow Mary Hobsou, July 27. Thebe, wife^ of Wheeler Kirtland, 

(Mrs. Upson,) June 2. 
180 '• Susan Minor, (Mrs. Wm. P. Curtiss,) 

Olive, wife of Ephraim Minor, (now Sept. 10. 

living,) Aug. 30. Abraham Tuttle, (out west,) Nov. 3. 

, Q^.Q Anna, his wife, Nov. 3. 

Mary Bunce, (Mrs. B. H. Andrews, 
Adoniram Minor, July 3. Waterbury,) Nov. 3. 

Patience, his Avife, " 

1809. . '^''■ 
ThaddeusMinor,reb.26. ^'" Juh-f ''''' ■^"'^ ^'"'"^""^ 
Uriel Strong " Sarah Thomas, Aug. 23. 

Samuel Frankhn, May 28. ' = 

Mabel, his wife, " 1813. 

Asa Judson, " Olive, w. of Anthonv Minor, Jan. 3. 

Sarah, his wife, " Huldah Warner, (Mrs. Aaron Mallo- 

Stiles Curtiss,_ "_ _ ry, Canada,) Jan. 3. 

Sarah-, his wife, (oldest hving member -.^ , ^ , . . i i> xr , 

of this church,) May 28. ^nd of admissions under Rev. N oah 

Justus Minor, " Benedict, who died April 20, 1813, 

Aden Maltby, " aged 75 years. 

Ruth, w. of John Manville, (now liv- 1813. 

ing,) July 23. ^^^j^ ^^^^^^^^ j^j^ ^^ 

1810. Susan, his wife, " 
Capt. Jesse Minor, Feb. 11. Armilla, w. of Reuben Walker, ^' 
Dea. Scoville Hinman, (now living,) <^live, w. of Reuben Mallory, " 

Peb. 11. ^ '^^ Marcus D. Mallory, " 

Isaac Martin, June 3. Betsey Mallory, (Mrs. Asahel Strong,) 

Mary his wife " Julia Preston, (Mrs. Judson Black- 

Sylva, w. of EUsha Crane, Aug. 26. man,) July 18. 

Sheldon Minor, Aug. 26. Susan De Forest, (Mrs. Ira Strong,) 

William P. Curtiss, (afterward Epis- J"b' 1^. 

copal clergyman at Staten Isl- Percy, wife of Judson Sherman, Oct. 

and,) Aug.'26. 25. 

Abijah M. Minor, Aug. 26. Eunice Vming, Aug. 30. 

Diana, w. of Moses Clark, " ^„.. 

Asahel Strong, " " . 

Benjamin H. Andrews, (AVaterbury,) ^aria Curtiss, (Mrs. Truman Orton,) 

Aug. 26. July 3. 

Nancy Minor, July 3. 
1811- Esthe'r Strong, (Mrs. Hill, Ohio,) 

Anna, wife of Isaac Bunce, (Ohio,) July 3. 

March 3. Eliza Beers, (Mrs. James Preston,) 

Wheeler Kirtland, June 2. July 3. 

Abigail Huntington, " Jennet Mallory, (Mrs. Stoddard 

Concurrence Curtiss, (wife of Rev. Strong,) July 3. 

Philo Judson,) June 2. Horace JNIinor, " 

Keziah Walker, (wid. Asa Judsou,) Laura, w. of Rev. Henry P. Strong, 

June 2. July 3. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 



829 



Abigail, w. of Marcus D. Mallory, 

July 3. 
Sally Pollard, Sept. 
Anna Phillips, (colored,) Sept. 
Dea. Judson Blackman, " 
Patience, bis wife, " 

Betsey, w. of Ezra Beecher, Sept. 
Anna, w. of Peter lilbbard, Nov. 6. 
Wife of David Minor, " 

Melissa, w. of Sheldon Minor, " 
Timothy Ca3sar, (colored,) " 
And his wife, (colored,) " 

1815. 

Elizabeth, wife of Truman Root, 
(Southington,) July 2. 

Alice, wife of Daniel Mallory, (col- 
ored,) July 2. 

Samuel Steele, Sept. 17. 

1816. 

Phebe, w. of Capt. Anthony Strong, 

July 5. 
Sheldon Minor, Oct. 20. 
And his wife, " 

1817. 

Phineas Smith, July 13. 

Dr. Hiram Bunce, (Ohio,) July 13. 

Mary, av. of Jacob Bunce, " 

Thankful, w. of Simeon Pierce, " 

Nathaniel Smith, (Judge Suj). Ct.,) 
Nov. 2. 

1818. 

Ruth, his wife, Jan. 4. 

Sally Chidsey, (Mrs. Elisha Minor,) 
Jan. 4. 

Clarinda Root, (Mrs. Towner of Ox- 
ford,) Jan. 4. 

Sally Root, " 

Mabel Munn, " 

Charity Tuttle, (Mrs. White, South- 
bury,) Jan. 4. 

Wife of Levi Richards, July 5. 

Ruth Ann, w. of Hermon "Stoddard, 
July 5. 

Julia Lambert, (Mrs. Anthony C. 
Strong,) July 5. 

Wife of David Gilbert, (Ivent,) Sept. 
27. 

1819. 

Betsey Beers, July 3. 

Samuel Robbins, (N. Y.) Sept. 5. 

Fanny, his wife, " 

1820. 
Margaret, w. Stephen Topliff, (Mass.,) 
Jan. 2. 



Jonathan Lumm, (Oxford,) .July 1. 
And his wife, July 1. 

1821. 

Wid. Zillah Nettleton, June 10. 

Wid. Lucy Mitchell, (Mrs. Olcott, 
June 10. 

Elisha Minor, Aug. 5. 

Louiza, w. of Enoch Hayes, Aug. 26. 

Wid. Esther Munn, Aug. 26. 

Reuben Mallory, Oct. 7. 

Stoddard Strong, " 

Polly May, (Mrs. Tyler,) Oct. 14. 

Yarmouth Chatfield, (colored,) Oct. 
28. 

Elizabeth, his wife, (colored,) Oct. 28. 

Mary, w. of Rev. Samuel R. An- 
drew, Nov. 2. 

1822. 

Gilbert Somers JMinor, Jan. 6. 
Sabrina, his wife, " 

John Curtiss, " 

Maria, his wife, •' 

Rufus J. Bunce, (Ohio,) " 
Eli Summers, " 

Amasa Curtiss, (Maine,) " 
Willys' Lambert, " 

WiUiam Heaton, '' 

Cyrus Pierce, (Ohio,) " 
Bennet Minor, "■ 

Philena, w. of Joseph Minor, Jan. 6. 
Susan, w. of Dr. Sam. J. Andrews, 

(North Carolina,) Jan. 6. 
Flora, w. of Hezekiah Booth, Jan. 6. 
Maria, w. of William G. Moseley, 

(Maine,) Jan. 6. 
Mary Knapp, " 
Mary Northrop, (N. Y.,) Jan. 6. 
Irene'Northrop, (N. Y.,) " 
Sabra Manville, "• 

Lorena Manville. (New Haven,) 

Jan. 6. 
Ann Sherman, Jan. 6. 
Amelia Nichols, (Mrs. Eh Summers,) 

Jan. e. 
Lura Minor, (Mrs. Philo Pierce,) 

Jan. 6. 
Harriet Minor, (Mrs. Benj. Hinman.) 

Jan. 6. 
jNIary Summers, (AVid. H. J. Lins- 

ley,) Jan. 6. 
Parnella Pierce, (Mrs. Dr. Andrews, 

missionary at Sandwich Islands,) 

Jan.' 6. 
Wife of Nathaniel Gray, Jan. 6. 
George Miller, (went to Hartford,) 

Julv 7. 



830 



HISTORT OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 



George H. Cable, (went west,) July 7. 
Wid. Martha Mallory, " 

Joanna, w. of AVm. Summers, " 
Charlotte ]Minor, (Wid. Charles Jud- 

son,) July 7. 
Susan Sherman, (Mrs. Thomas Bull,) 

July 7. 
Clarissa Chatfield, (colored,) |July 7. 

1823. 
Wid. Betsey Dudley, Jan. Id. 
Mary Ann W., w. of N. B. Smith, 

July 6. 
Laura, w. of H. J. Linsley, July 6. 

1824. 
Ruth May, (Mrs. James Manville,) 

July 11. 
Abigail Huntington, Oct. 10. 

1825. 
Aaron Mallory, (Canada,) Sept. 11. 

1826. 
Dr. Roswell Abernethy, Nov. 4. 
Anna, his wife, " 

1827. 

Harvy J. Linsley, May 6. 

Eliza, w. of Willys Lambert, May 6. 

Terrissa Ray, (Mrs. Charles Peck, 

out west,) May G. 
Benjamin D. Beecher, (Prospect,) 

May 6. 
Aurelia, his wife. May 6. 
Anthony Strong, Sen., Nov. 4. 
Benjamin Andrews, " 

Jehiel Preston, '' 

Jesse P. Lambert, " 

Stephen Allen, " 

Mary, his wife, " , 

Wid. Anna Sherman, " 

Sally, w. of Solomon Sherman, Nov. 4. 
Laura, w. of Samuel Steele, " 
Polly, w. of Asa Mitchell, " 

1828. 

Charles Judson, Jan. 6. 

Abel Benedict, " 

Thomas D. Mallory, (Bridgeport,) 
Jan. 6. 
_: Albert Mallory, Jan. 6. 

Henry Lambert, " 

Seth Strong, " 

Shelden Summers, " 

Alma, w. of John DeForest, Jan. 6. 

Olive Drakeley, Jan. 6. 

Cornelia DeForest, (Mrs. S. M. En- 
sign,) Jan. 6. 



Maria Manville, Jan. 6. 

Jane Minor, (Mrs. Sackett, Ohio,) 

Jan. 6. 
Margaret DeForest, (Mrs. Henry 

Lambert,) Jan. 6. 
Sally J. Bunce, " 
Fanny Pierce, (Mrs. Stux'tevant, 

Ohio,) Jan. G. 
Andrew Minor, March 3. 
Hermon Stoddard, " 
David Summers, " 
Laura P., w. of Marcus DeForest, 

March 3. 
Sally, w. of Geo. W. DeWolf, Mar. 3. 
Amy, w. of Jesse P. Lambert, May 3. 
Mrs. Tompkins, " 

Susan, w. of Dea. Judson Blackman, 

May 3. 
Ada, w. of Edward DeForest, May 3. 
Harriet, w. of Ti-uman INIinor, " 
Betsey, w. of Stephen Roswell, " 
Temperance, w. of Daniel Warner, 

July 6. 
Abigail Harrison, (Waterbury,) Dec. 

21. 

1829. 
Mary, w. of James DeForest, Aug. 9. 

1830. 
Timothy C. Steele, Feb. 21. 
Hannah, his wife, " 

1831. 
Charlotte Minor, July 2. 
Jane Mallory, July 2. 
John Strong, Jr., Sept. 4. 
Nathaniel Benedict Smith, Sept. 4. 
Thomas Bull, " 

Loreu Forbes, " 

William Johnson, (out Avest,) " 
Dilazon L. Ruggles, (Bridgewater,) 

Sept. 4. 
Pinet P. Manville, Sept. 4. 
Charles J. Blackman, (Ohio,) Sept. 4. 
AVidow Esther Perkins, " 

Sally Miles, Sept. 4. 
Rhoda Dean, " 
Polly Ann Prindle, Sept. 4. 
Fanny, av. of William Perry, (Ohio,) 

Sept. 4. 
Augusta Drakeley, (Mrs. Orlin Rood, 

of AYisconsin,) Sept. 4. 
Augusta Sherman, (Mrs. Fairchild, 

Oxford, Sept. 4. 
Susan Allen, (Mrs. Silas Tuttle, of 

MIddlebury, Sept. 4. 
Eliza Stoddard, (Mrs. Treat,) Sept. 4. 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 831 

Laura Stoddard, (Mrs. P. A. Judson,) Sylvia Chatfield, (colored,) Sept. 6. 

Sept. 4. Widow Elizabeth Bull, Nov. 1. 

Mrs. Lucretia Woodruff, Oct. 16. Eliza Curtiss, Nov. 1. 
Nancy Peters, (colored,) " Jared S. Baldwin, Nov. 22. 

Truman Parker, Nov. 6. Amelia, his wife, " 

Samuel Nettleton, " .gog 

Srptillipsf (colored,) Nov. 6. ^aria, w. of David Summers,Feb. 15. 

Eliza, w. of Solomon Stron-, Jr., " Horace Hurd, March 6 

Harriet A. Lambert, (Sirs. Seth ^urke Mnor, (Plymouth,) May 29. 

Strong, Nov. 6. Eliza, his wife, 

Emily A. Lambert, (]\Irs. Charles 1837. 

T^r 5"fuis'i"^'°'''^' „ , V . Mrs. Elizabeth Nettleton, Feb. 

Elizabeth Leavenworth, (wife f Talcott xXorton, March. 
Hon. C. Delano, New lork ^^^ ^.^ ^.^^^ 
citv, J^ov. b. Truman JMInor, Aug. 30. 

Nancy Reynolds, Nov. 6 _ ^^^^ widow of George Minor, Sept.3. 

Sally w. of Ehsha Minor, (Fair ^.^^f^^ j^j^,^j^^^ (California,) Nov. 
Haven,) Dec. 11. ,„ ' ^ '"^ 

1832. 1838. 

Thaddeus Crammer, March 4. Hannah Chappel, (Mrs. Isaac Smith,) 
And his wife, " Jan. 7. 

Pinet Thomas, (Ohio,) " Erastus Minor, March 4. 

jg33_ Mellnda, his wife, " 

Mrs. Betsey^Mather, (Mrs. Curtiss,) jgaarStronff!^'^"' " 

March 7. Charles Cu?tiss, (Ohio,) March 4. 

Maria Drakeley, (Mrs. Newcomb, ^^^^,^^ g ^^^^,^.^^^ 

ot V t.,) JNov. d. Carolme, wife of Drake Prentice, 

1835. March 4. 

Widow Susan Sperry, July 5. Eunice, w. of Abel Benedict, March 4. 

Sophia Sperry, " Laura S. Steele, (Mrs. William E. 

Widow Clara Leavenworth, (Ohio,) Woodrutf,) March 4. 

July 5. Caroline Sherman, (Mrs. Smith, of 

Mrs. Alza Proctor, July 5. Oxford,) March 4. 

Jennet, wife of Harvey Lambert, Eliza Ivirtland, (Mrs. Piatt, Water- 

(Ohlo,) July 5. bury,) March 4. 

Eunice, w. of Norman Parker, Julv 5. Martha J. Strons, (Mrs. Benjamin 
Fanny Dudley, (Mrs. Gillet, Rox- S. Curtiss,) March 4. 

bary, July 5. • Joseph Nettleton, March 14. 

Cornelia Dudley, (Mrs. Jeremiah Abraham Smith, March 18. 
Peck,) July 5. Mrs. Nancy Lum, April 25. 

Mary E. Smith, (]\Irs. John J. Marcus D. i\Iallory, returned by 

Monell, Newburg, N. Y.) July 5. letter. May 6. 

Harriet M. Orton, July 5. Abigail, his wife, returned by letter, 

Sophia Strong, (w. of Kev. Austin May 6. 

Isham, Roxbury,) July 5. Samuel Sherman, May 6. 

Augusta Mallory, (Mrs. Willys George W. De Wolf, " 
Judd, of Danbury, July 5. Andrew P. Potter, " 

Sybil Chatfield, (colored,) " - Bennett U. Strong, (Wisconsin,) 

Betsey M.Moriiss, (colored,) July 5. May 6. 

George Hitchcock, July 19. Myron Hitchcock, May 6. 

And his wife, '" Hiram Manvllle, " 

Rhoda, w. of Truman Parker, Sept. G. Benjamin Ivirtland, " 
Peggy Root, Sept. 6. Sarah Mallory, (Mrs. Wood, New 

Polly Mallory, " Orleans,) May 6. 



832 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY. 



Harriet Morriss, (Mrs. Thomas Up- 
son,) May G. 

Elijah Judson, July 1. 

Phineas A. Jiidson, July 1. 

Sarah Curtiss, (Mrs. Benjamin S. 
Russell,) July 1. 

Mary, w. of Stephen Allen, July 1 . 

1839. 

William Peck, May 5. 
Samuel Minor, (Ohio,) May 5. 
Abner Munson, May 19. 
And his wife, " 

Widow Abigail Hurlbut, May 19. 
Mrs. Eunice Camp, June 22. 
Wife of William Peck, Sept. 15. 
Amanda, w. of Chauncey N. Castle, 
Sept. 15. 

1840. 

Julia, w. of Silas Chapin, Feb. 23. 
Ehza, w. of Albert Manville, May 3. 
Mary, w. of Merrit Piatt, " 

James S. Orton, (Geneseo, N. Y.,) 

Sept. 5. 
Widow Flora Strong, Sept. 5. 
Harriet Hurlbut, " 



Aurelia Beebe, Jan. 23. 

Mary Elizabeth Andrew, (wife of 

Rev. Mr. Aitchison,) May 1. 
Charlotte Rogers Andrew, " 
Charles C. Mitchell, Julv 3. 
Samuel M. Mallory, '' 
Henry P. Strong, (Bridgeport,) 

July 3. 
Marcus DeForest, Jr., July 3. 
Mary, w. of Sheldon Summers, July 3. 
Mary J. Steele, (Mrs. William Coth- 

ren,) July 3. 
Augusta Thompson, July 3. 
Abigail DeForest, (Mrs. John A. 

Candee,) July 3. 
Elsie Ann Chappel, July 3. 
Augusta Booth, " 

Fanny Mallory, " 

Mary A. Hull, (Mrs. James R. 

Thomas,) Sept. 11. 
Clarissa Glazier, " 

1843. 

Eli B. Sperry, March 19. 
Emily S.,w. of James S. Orton, Aug. 
Elizabeth, wife of Henry S. Curtiss, 
December. 



1844. 

Emeline Perkins, Jan. 
Sydney B. Whitlock, July 7. 
Mary, his wife, " 

Eliza F. Whitlock, 

1845. 
Joseph B. Beadle, July G. 
Daniel S. Lemon, " 
Eunice P., his wife, " 
Eunice, w. of Asa Mitchell, July 13. 
Caroline, wife of Barlow Russell, 

Aug. 17. 
Catherine E. Russell, (Mrs. A. P. 

Lyon,) Aug. 17. 
Olive J. Parker, Sept. 21. 

184G. 
Amelia C, w. of F. M. Minor, Jan. 4. 
Eli Strong, 
And his wife. 

End of admissions under Rev. Mr. 
Andrew, who resides in New Haven, 
Conn. 

1847. 
Mrs. Rebecca Jackson, Jan. 1. 
Mrs. Clarissa Nettleton, (colored, 

returned by letter,) March 1. 
Emily M. Strong, (Mrs. Bennet A. 

Sherman,) Sept. 5. 
Harriet M. Curtiss, (Mrs. James H. 

Linsley,) Sept. 5. 
Susan F. DeWolf, " 
Sarah E. DeWolf, " 

1848. 
Harriet, w. of Henry Lambei-t, Jan. 2. 
Harriet Manville, " 

Henry T. Mygatt, Feb. 27. 
Fidelia Chatheld, Nov. 5. 
Betsey A., wife of Enos Benham, 

Nov. 2G. 

1849. 
Mrs. Emily C, w. of Rev. Lucius 

Curtis, Jan. 6. 
Mrs. Lutheria C. wife of George 

Betts, Feb.4. 
Mrs. Maria Finley, Feb. 11. 
Charles H. Bradway, March 25. 
Eunice, his wife, " 

Elizabeth, w. of Horace C. Baldwin, 

April 29. 
Edmund Trowbridge, Sept. IG. 
Esther L., his wife, " 



HISTORY OF ANCIENT "WOODBURY. 



833 



Philo M.Trowbridge, Sept. 16. 
Sarah E., his wife, " 

Fanny C. Trowbridge, " 

Mary Root, wife of Nathaniel L, 
Strong, Nov. 25. 

1850. 
Widow Fanny Summers, July 7. 

Cornelia Booth, " 

Emily J. Minor, (Mrs. Enos Ben- 
ham,) July 7. 
William Cothren, '■ 
Benjamin Fabrique, '" 
John E. Strong, " 
David S. Bull,"' " 
Merrit Piatt, " 
Frederick P. Pond, " 
George DeForest, " 
George Drakeley, " 
Laura M., his wife, " 
George H. Bacon, Sept. 1. 
Enos Benham, " 
Sophia E. Benedict, " 
Mary A., w. of George DeForest, " 
Elizabeth M. Hurlbut, " 
Frances A. Hurlbut, " 
Martha Hinman, (Mrs. F. P. Pond,) 

Sept. 1. 
WiUys R. Hurd, Sept. 1. 

Harriet E. Judson, " 

James H. Linsley, " 

Loiza M., w. of Charles C. Mitchell, 
Sept. 1. 
Betsie S. Mallory, " 

Paulina, w. of Hiram Manville, " 



Ellen Osborn, Sept. 1. 

Ransom S. Reynolds, " 
Elizabeth, wife of Charles P. 

Strong, Sept. 1. 

Mary E. Strong, " 

Willys A. Strong, " 

Nathaniel L. Strong,' " 

Truman Smith, " 

Cornelia Smith, " 

Catherine Smith, " 

Charles A. Summers, " 

Cecelia F., his wife, " 

Duncan P. Whitlock, « 

Corneha Summers, Nov. 3. 

Catharine A. Hull, " 

Augusta E. Nettleton, " 

Sarah B. Nettleton, " 

Mary J. Nettleton, " 

Charlotte M. Lambert, " 

Juha E. Bull, " 

Henry P. Summers, " 

William E. Towner, " 

Truman S. Minor, " 

1851. 

Edwin S. Lemon, Feb. 26. 
Charlotte, wife of George B. Lewis, 
June 29. 

1853. 



Maria J. Lambert, 


Mayl. 


Lucinda Banks, 


May'l5. 


Roxy Hurd, 


Sept. 4, 


Julia W. Fox, 


li 


Eliza Reynolds, 


n 



69 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



A. 

Abemethv, Doct. Roswell, 

345, 46(5, 479. 
Abemethv, J. J., 466, 477. 
AUen, Gen. Ethan, 183,273, 

412, 506. 
Allen, Ool. Ira, 475. 
Ambler Family, 501. 
Andrew, Eev. Samuel R., 

305, 466, 478. 
Andrew, Samuel W., Esq., 

466, 478. 
Andrews, Dr. Sam. A., 466. 
Audross, Sir Edmond, 76. 
Atwood Family, 490. 
" Dr. Jonathan, 66, 

35, 466, 490. 
Atwood, Rev. Anson S., 

466, 477, 495. 
Atwood, Dr. Garwood H., 

323, 351, 466, 477, 499, 

597. 
Atwood, D. S., Esq., 495. 
" Curtiss, 477. 
" Henry C, 466. 
AvERiLL Family, 484. 
" Augustm, Esq., 487. 

B. 
Bacon Family, 516. 
" Jabez, 351. 
" Daniel, Esq., 328, 
427. 
Bacon, Rev. Wm. T., 354, 

466, 477, 518. 
Backus, Rev. Azel, 253, 

478, 466. 
Backus, Fred. P., 477. 
Babbitt, Rev. P. T., 292, 

467, 478. 
Baker Family, 502. 

" Remember, 156. 
" Capt. Remember, 
183, 273, 427. 
Battell Family, 508. 
Baldwin, Dr. N. C, 467. 

" Rev. Wm., 467, 478. 
Bellamy Family, 507. 
" Rev. Joseph, 241, 
245, 249, 467, 478. 
Bellamy, Jonathan, Esq., 

467, 474. 
Bellamy, Hon. Joseph H., 
355, 467, 477. 



Bellamy, Rev. David, 467. 
Benedict, Rev. Noah, 301, 

303, 466. 
Benedict, Hon. Noah B., 

306, 357, 466, 478, 476. 
Benedict, Col. Thos., 466. 

" Bennet, M. D.,475. 
Beaumont, Petre, 165. 
Beers Family, 513. 

" Hon. S. P., 426, 466. 
Beers, Zechariah, 286. 359, 

466. 
Bedieut, Dr. Butler, 74, 466. 
Beecher, Rev. J. W., 598. 
Berry, Rev. J. D., 297, 467. 
Bishop, Dr. Reuben, 466. 
Bissell, Dr. G. G., 467, 479. 
Blakeley Family, 504. 
Bhikesley, Sammis, Esq., 

466. 

Blakeman, Dr. W. N., 467. 

Botsford, Chas., M. D., 466. 

Boardman, Rev. Dan., 105. 

" Rev. Charles A., 

270, 466. 
Booth Family, 508. 

" Henrv, Esq., 467, 477. 
" Harvey M., 468. 
Bostwick, Hon. Isaac W., 

467. 
Brinsjlvde Family, 511. 
" Rev. Daniel, 262, 

467, 478. 
Brinsmade, Zechariah, 166. 
" Hon. Daniel N., 

322, 354, 467, 476. 
Brinsmade, Wm. B., 477. 
Broxson Family, 504. 
" Dr. Abraham, 137^ 
" Rev. Tillotson. 291, 

467, 478, 732. 
Brownson, Dr. Ira V., 467. 

" Dr. , 467. 

Brown, Rev. Garret G., 

467, 477. 
Brownell, Rev. Grove L., 

314, 467, 478. 
Bull Family, 511. 

" Dea. Samuel, 78. 

" Maj. Thomas, 187, 

204, 207, 466. 
Bull, Hon. Thomas, 467. 

" Rev. Edmond C, 292, 

467. 



Burhans, Rev. Daniel, 292, 

467. 
BuRRiTT Family, 510. 
" Dr. Anthonv, 358, 

467. 
Burritt, Dr. Anthonv B., 

359, 467. 
Bulklev, Rev. Peter, 120. 
Buttertield, Rev. 0. B., 236, 

466. 
Bushnell, Rev. Horace, 467, 

478. 
Bushnell, Rev. George, 467 . 



Calhoun, Rev. Geo. A., 467. 
" Rev. Henry, 467. 
" Dr. John, 187, 363, 

467. 
Campfield, Rev. Robt. B., 

271, 468. 
Camp, Rev. Joseph, 467, 

476. 
Canfield Family, j529. 
" Rev. Thomas, 276, 

280, 467, 476, 478. 
Canfield, Orlando, 477. 
Castle Family, 528. 
" Dr. Silas, 467. 
Catlin, Dr. Conaut, 361, 

467, 479. 
Catlin, Dr. Lvman,467,479. 

" Dr. Win. C, 467, 429. 
Cazier, Rev. Matthias, 467. 
Chittenden, Fred., Esq.,467 
Churchill, Rev. Jolm, 315, 

467, 479. 
Church Family, 526. 
" Hon. Samuel, 475, 

527. 
Church, Hon. John R., 475. 
" Leman, Esq., 475. 
" Nathaniel, 527. 
Clark, Rev. Daniel A., 230, 

467. 
Clark, Rev. John, 467. 

" Rev. Jehu, 467. 

" Amos, 187. 

" Dr. Heman, 467. 
Chauncey, Rev. Israel, 32, 

33, 129, 124, 133. 
Cheravoy, Philemon, 165. 
Cheesbrough, Dr. E. M., 

467. 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



Cochrane Family, 519. 
" William, Sen., 521. 
" William, Jr., 521. 
" Samuel, 525. 
Cothren, David, 523. 

" Capt. William, 523. 

" William, Esq., 323, 

338, 339, 340, 341, 361, 

478, 479, 524. 

Cothren Hon. M. JI., 525. 

Couch, Kev. Paul, 256, 467, 

478. 
Cogswell, Wm., Esq., 467. 
" Fred. W., 467, 478. 
Covell, Rev. J. S., 297, 468. 
Cotton, Rev. Josiah, 478. 
Coxe, Rev. Rich'd, 292, 468. 
Crane, Dr. Rob't, 467, 479. 

" Dr. Joel, 468. 
Crafts Family, 526. 

" Gen. Chauncey, 527. 
CuRTiss Family, 531. 
" Capt. Wm., 35, 60. 
" Agur, 187. 
" Lt. Israel, 61, 77, 119. 
" Rev. Lucius, 306, 
323, 467, 479. 
Curtiss, Hon. Holbrook, 

534, 543. 
Curtis, Wm. E., Esq_., 534. 
Chapman, Hon. Asa, 515, 

667. 
Chapman, Hon. Charles, 

515, 667. 
Cramer, Moll, 159. 

D. 
Davies, Eev. Thomas, 293, 

295, 433, 468, 475. 
Davies, Thomas J., 468. 
" Prof. Chas. J., 468. 
" John, 468. 
" Dr. Thomas, 468. 
Day, Rev. Jeremiah, 270, 

468 478. 
Day, Rev. Jeremiah, D. D., 

270, 429, 466, 468. 
Daj-, Thomas, LL. D., 270, 

430, 468, 476. 
Day, Tut. MiUs, 468 476. 

" Prof. Henry N., 468, 

477. 
Day, Charles, 477. 
Downs, Dr. Myron, 468. 
" David, 282. 
" Captain Ebenczer, 

174, 187. 
Dowdney, Rev. John, 292, 

297, 468. 
Davidson, Rev. David B., 

468, 478. 
DeForest, Dr. Marcus, Jr., 

468. 
Dundonald, Earl of, -520. 
Dunning, Capt. Elias, 176. 
Drakeley Family, 539. 
Dutchers, Ruloof, 158. 

E. 
Eastman Family, 541. 



Eastman, Dr. Azariah, 363, 

364, 468. 
Eastman, Dr. Josiah R., 

325, 365, 468, 542. 
Eastman, Dr. John R., 468. 
" Richard H., 468. 
Easton, Hon. Rufus, 468. 
Edmonds Family, 542. 
" Robert, 187. 
" Hon. Wm., 201, 
434, 468, 476. 
fZdmonds, David, Esq., 468, 

476. 
Everitt, Hon. Daniel, 174, 
176, 187, 434, 468. 

F. 
Farrand Family, 544. 
" Capt. Nathaniel, 
326. 
Farrand, Jonath'n, 176,187. 

" Wm. P., 46, 476. 
Fairchild, Dr. S. B., 366, 

468. 
Fansher, Dr. Sylvanus, 

364, 468. 

Fenn, Dr. Aaron W., 468. 

" Fred. J., Esq., 468. 
Flint, Eev. Seth, 291, 468. 
Foote, Rev. George L., 293, 

468. 

Foote, Dr. , 468. 

" Dr. E. T., 614. 
Foster, Dr*. Isaac, 321. 
Ford, Dr. Seth P., 468. 
Fowler, Dr. Parlemon B., 

365, 468. 

Fowler, Dr. Warren R., 

365, 468, 479. 
Fowler, Dr. Remus M., 365, 

468, 479. 
Fowler, Dr. Henry, 468. 
Eraser, William A., Esq., 

468, 733. 
Eraser, Hugh, 732. 
" Simon, 732. 
Frisbie, Rev. Wm. Henry, 

297, 468. 
Fuller, Rev. Samuel, 292, 

468. 
Fulford, Abraham, 73. 

G. 

Galpin Family, 544. 
" Rev. Samuel, 469. 
" Dr. Leman, 469. 
Gilbert, Rev. Sturges, 291, 

297, 469. 
GUbert, Rev. Raphael, 299, 

469. 
Glover, Rev. Bennet, 291, 

469. 
Goodsell, Dr. Thomas, 469, 

479. 
Goodsell, Dr. Isaac, 469, 

479. 
Graham Family, 545. 
" Rev. John, 222, 

223, 468, 479, 546. 
Graham, Kev. J., Jr., 478. 



Graham, Dr. Andrew, 176, 

187, 226, 366, 468, 547. 
Graham, Hon. John A., '226, 

441, 469 549. 
Graham, Rev. Chauncey, 

469, 475. 

Graham, Dr. Isaac Gilbert, 

441, 548. 
Graham, "Col. John L.,226, 

553, 475. 
Graham, Capt. John Hodg- 
es, 552. 
Graham, John Lorimer, Jr., 

554. 
Graham, Nathan B., Esq., 

554. 
Graham, James Lorimer, 

Esq., 555. 
Gray, Rev. Cyrus W., 267, 

469. 
Gunn, Fred. W., 272, 477. 
Garrow, Dr. John L., 469. 
Gridley, Dr. Horatio, 469. 

H. 

Hannah, James, 176, 187. 
Hall, Dr. Charles A., 732. 
Harriraan, Eev. Fred. D., 

292, 470. 
Harrison, Eev. Fosdick, 

256, 281, 470, 478. 
Hastings, Dr. Seth, 385 , 469. 

" Prof. Thomas, 469. 

" Dr. Seth, Jr., 470. 

" Orlando, Esq., 470. 

" Eurotus, Esq., 470. 
Hartwell, Sam. E., Esq., 

367, 470. 
Hart, Eev. Seth, 478. 
Hawley, Dr. Benjamin, 

188, 368, 470. 
Hawley, William, Esq. ,',368, 

470, 476. 

Hawley, Moses, Esq., 322. 
Hard, Dr. David B. W., 

469, 479. 
Hayes, Eev. Gordon, 267, 

469, 478. 
Hayes, Charles G., 478. 
Hicocic Family, 564. 
" Lyman, 477. 
" Capt. Nathan, 176, 
187. 
Hicock, Simeon, 476. 
Hinmak Family, 556. 
" Noah, Esq., 469. 
" Sergt. Edw'd, 566. 
" Edward, Esq., 176, 
187, 369, 469. 
Himnan, Hon. Edward,'370, 

469. 
Hiiunan, Hon. Timothy, 

476, 469. 
Hinman, Gen. Ephraim, 

367, 469. 
Hinman, Hon. Eoyal R., 

370, 469, 476. 
Hinman, Col. Joel, 442. 
" Hon. Joel, 442, 469. 
" Capt. E., 442, 469. 



INDEX OF NA3IES. 



Hinman, Hon. Curtis, 469. 

" Hon. William, 469. 

" Col. Benjamin, 166, 

169, 174, 183, 237, 371, 

469. 

Hinman, *Gen. Eobinson S., 

373, 469. 
Hiiunan, Simeon, Esq., 373, 

476, 479. 
Hinman, Simeon, 476. 
" Sherman, Esq., 476, 
479. 
Hinman, Capt. Wait, 150. 
" Capt. Adam, 166. 
" Elijah, 187. 
" Titus, 561. 
" Cyrus, 476. 
Hitchcock, Hon. Sam. J., 

444, 469, 477. 
Hitchcock, Rev. Solomon 
G,, 287, 291, 292, 469,478. 
Hooker Family, 569. 

" Asahel, 476. 
Hill Family, 567. 

" Hon. Charles J., 470. 
HoLLisTER Fajiily, 583. 
" Lt. John, 583. 
" Gideon H., Esq., 
369, 470, 477. 
Hollister, David F., 470, 

478.- 
HoTCHKiss Family, 579. 

" Dr. , 470. 

" Jolm, 332. 
HubbeU, Peter, 150, 167. 

" Comfort, 187. 
Hull Family, 577. 
" Ebenezer, 187. 
" Hon. Andrew C, 444, 
469. 
Hull, Rev. Leverett, 444, 

469. 
Hull, Gen. EHas, 444, 469. 
" Dr. Zeph., 366,469. 
" Dr. Titus, 367, 469. 
" Dr. Laurens, 443,469. 
" Rev. Charles, 469. 
HuED Family, 570. 
'' John, 66. 
" Capt. David, 176. 
" Samuel, 187. 
" David, 187. 
" Dr. Curtis, 469. 
" Dr. Nelson L., 469. 
' " Dr. Theodore C, 469. 
'• Dr. Fred W., 469. 
" Mom-oe, Esq., 469. 
HuRLBUT Family, 580. 

" Joseph, 259. 
HuTHWTTT Family, 568. 
Huntington, Dr. Daniel, 

368, 470. 
Huxley, Dr. Asahel M., 
868, 470. 

I. 

Isham, Rev. Austin, 281, 

470. 
Ingersol, David B., Esq., 47. 
Ives, Rev. Reuben, 291, 478. 



.J. 
Jenner Family, 602. 
Johnson Family, 600. 
" John J., 80. 
" Amos M., Esq., 470. 
Jones, Rev. Isaac, 297, 470, 

478. 
Judd, Rev. Reuben, 261, 

470, 478. 
Judd, Bethel, D. D., 291, 

470, 478. 
Judd, Rev. Wm. H., 292, 

470. 
JuDsoN Family, 587. 
" Lt. Joseph, [35, 54, 
61,74, 116, 128, 588. 
Judson, John, 61. 
" WiUiam, 587. 
" Gen. David, 470, 
476, 595. 
Judson, Rev. Adoniram, 

448, 470, 476, 596. 
Judson, Rev. Adoniram, 

D. D., 575, 596. 
Jaidson, Rev. Ephraim, 448, 

470, 476, 595. 
Judson, Rev. Philo, 445, 

470,478, 597. 
Judson, Rev. Albert, 446, 

470, 477, 598. 
Judson, Rev. Gould C, 

470, 598. 
Judson, Rev. Evertou, 447, 

470, 477, 599. 
Judson, Rev. Samuel, 445, 

470. 
Judson, Rev. Ben. B., 470, 

599. 
Judson, Philo M., Esq., 475. 
" Dr. Ehiathan, 596. 
" Isaac E., 476. 
" Gen. Herbert, 598. 
" Dr. Ohver A., 600. 
" WiUiam F., 600. 
" Dr. Frederick J., 
470, 477. 
Judson, Charles A., 470. 
" David, Jr., 470. 
" CurHss, 476. 
" George H., 470. 
" Israel, 476. 



Kasson Family, 603. 
Keese, James D.,Esq., 385, 

470. 
Kirby, Hon. Ephi-aim, 332, 

450, 4f 0, 479. 
Knowles Family, 604. 
" Dr. Thomas, 385, 

470. 



Lacey, Capt. Thaddeus, 

176. 
LaFayette, Gen., 213. 
Lambert Family, 607. 
Langdon, Rev. John, 256, 

470, 478. 
Langdon, Dr. Timothy, 470. 



Lawrence, Rev. Anius E., 

236. 
Leavenworth Family,' 

612. 
Leavenworth, Capt. David , 

196. 
Leavenworth, Isaac, Esq., 

470. 
Leavenworth, Dr. Alston, 

470. 
Leavenworth, Dr. Thomas, 

470. 
Leavenworth, Rev. Thad- 
deus, 292, 471. 
Leavitt Family, 614. 
" Rev. Freegrace, 614. 
" Rev. Jonathan, 614. 
" Sheldon, 615. 
" Hari'ey F., 615. 
" Sheldon C, 476,615. 
Lemmon, Dr. Sheldon, 470, 

477. 
LiNSLEY Family, 605. 
Logan, Rhoda, 272. 
Loomis, Rev. Aretus Gh, 

257, 471. 
Lvmau, Rev. Ephraim, 267, 

"470. 
Lvon, Hon. Matthew, 320, 

'471. 
Lucas, Rev. William, 292, 

471. 

M. 
JIaeshall Family, 631. 
" Rev. John R., 184, 
288, 289, 291, 387, 471, 
478. 
Martlx Family, 620, 
" Wm. Seaborn, 621, 
622. 
Martin, Samuel, 623. 
" E. T. Throop, 630. 
" Henrv, Esq., 630. 
" Henry Hull, 475, 
030. 
Martin, Capt. Andrew, 198. 

" Caleb, 99. 
Malloey Family, 615. 
" Hon. Garrick, 471, 
477. 
Mason, Rev. Stephen, 267, 

471. 
Mason, Ebenezer P., 471, 

477. 
Masters, Nicholas S., Esq., 

452, 471. 
Masters, Dr. Samuel S., 

388, 471. 
Meigs,' Dr. John, 386, 471. 
" Dr. Phineas, 387, 471. 
" Dr. Abner, 471. 
" Rev. Benjamin C, 
471, 477. 
Merwin, Rev. Noali, 262, 

471, 478. 
Minor Fasiily, 642. 

" Capt. John, 35, 36, 
37, 50, 51, 54, 58, 71, 77, 
79, 643. 



IV 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



Minor, Col. Joseph, 98, 139, 

644. 
Minor, Dea. Samuel, 153, 

154. 
Minor, Capt. Matthew, 174. 
" Dea. Clement, 187. 
" Kev. Jehu, 233, 234, 
471, 476, 651. 
Minor, Hon. ]\Iatthew, Jr., 

389, 471, 476, 655. 
Minor, Dr. Garrv H., 471, 

479, 652. 
Minor, Samuel, Esq., 390, 

471, 478. 
Minor, Charles S., Esq., 

471, 478, 652. 
Minor, Israel, Esq., 471, 

657. 
Minor, H. J., Esq., 475, 655. 
" Rev. Sherman, 645. 
" Hon. Joel, 648. . 
" Eev. Larason, 648. 
" Josiah H., Esq., 477, 
649. 
Minor, ReT. Timothy, 650. 
" William, Esq., 653. 
" Wm. T., Esq., 475. 
" Rev. Thomas, 476, 
653. 
Minor, Dr. Thomas, 475, 

653. 
Mitchell Family, 633. 
" Eev. Jonathan, 

633. 
MitcheU, Abijah, 187. 

" Eleazur, 94, 176. 
" Eev. Elisha, 452, 
471, 477, 641. 
Mitchell, Jolm, Esq., 471, 

476. 
Mitchell, Eev. Justus, 452, 

471, 476, 641. 
Mitchell, John G., Esq., 471. 
" Hon. Henry, 471. 
" Enos G., 471. 
" Dr. Henry, 635. 
" Capt. Garwood, 637. 
" Mitchell S., 639. 
" Mordaunt S., 639. 
" Minot, Esq., 641. 
" Chauncey E., Esq., 
641. 
Moseley Family, 619. 
" Hon. Increase, 
174, 176, 187. 
Moseley, Col. Increase, Jr. , 

174, 176, 187, 209. . 
Moseley, Dr. John, 471. 
Montrose, Duke of, 545. 
Monell, John J., Esq., 677. 

" Mary E., 471. 
Moody, Rev. Martin, 292, 

471. 
MoiTis, Dr. John E., 479. 
MuNN Family, 618. 
" Dr. Samuel, 72. 
" Dr. Daniel, 389, 471. 
" Dr. Nathan, 389, 471. 
Murray, Rev. Eufus, 292, 
453, 471. 



IMurray, Philo, Esq., 388. 
Munson, Eev. Fred. E., 

453, 471. 
Munson, Hon. Harris B., 

471. 
McEwen, Eev. Abel, 677. 

N. 
Kichols Family, 657. 
North, Dr. Loomis, 390, 471. 

0. 
Okton Family, 658. 

" Dr. Samuel, 321, 
392, 471, 476, 660. 
Orton, Hon. Philo, 660. 
" Dr. John, 392, 471, 
661. 
Orton, Dr. Samuel, Jr., 392, 

471, 661. 

Orton, Dr. Henry T., 392, 

472, 661. 

Orton, Dr. David J., 392, 

472, 661. 
Orton, Dr. James, 392, 472, 

661. 
Orton, Rev. Sam. G., 661. 

" Samuel D., Esq., 661. 
OsBORN Family, 658. 
" Shadrach, 36, 193, 

390, 472. 
Osborn, Timothy, 187. 

P. 

Palmer, Jo. M., Esq., 395, 

472. 
Parker, Eev. Daniel, 472, 

478. 
Parker, Dr. Joseph, 472. 
" Col. Amasa, 453, 

472, 477. 
Parker, Hon. Amasa J., 

475. 
Parsons, Eev. Benjamin, 

271, 472. 
Parmely, J. E., Esq., 472. 
Preston Family, 662. 
" Hon. John, 662. 
" Ee-sf. Wm., D. D., 

662. 
Preston, Hon. William, 62, 

292, 472, 662. 
Preston, Hackaliah, 62. 
" Hon. Nathan, 155, 

332, 393, 472, 476, 664. ' 
Preston, Jehiel, 78. 

" Rev. William, 472, 

477, 665. 
Percy Family, 674. 
Perry Family, 666. 

" Rev. Joseph, 475, 667. 

" Dr. Joseph, 321, 332, 

392, 472, 478, 666. 
Perry, Dr. Nathaniel, 392, 

472, 479, 668. 
Perry, Nathaniel P., 475. 

" Col. Henry, 454, 472, 

667. 
Perry, Hon. Nathaniel, 393, 

472, 668. 



PeiTy, Rev. Philo, 292, 472, 

666. 
Perry, Rev. Phillips, 292, 

472. 
Perry, Eev. Bennet, 472, 

667. 
Pettigree, Alexandre, 165, 
Phelps, Hon. Charles B., 

286, 312, 394, 472, 632. 
Peet, Harvey P., LL. D., 

472, 477. 
Peck, Dr. John, 472. 
Pierce Family, 699. 

" Joseph, 176. 

" Justus, 176. 

" Amos, 476. 

" Dea. John, 174. 

" John, 476. 

" Eev. George E., 455, 

477, 472, 670. 
Pierce, Cyrus, 476. 
Pitcher, 'Hon. Nathaniel, 

472. 
Porter F^'amily, 668. 
" Eev. Ebenezer, 263, 

478. 
Prindle, Eev. Chauncey, 

472, 478. 
Pond, Rev. Sam. W., 472. 

" Rev. Gideon, 472. 
Powell, Dr. WilKam, 472. 
Powers, Dr. Peter, 472. 
Prime Family, 674. 

" Rev. Benjamin, 472, 

476, 674. 
Prentice Family, 672. 

" Dr. Curtiss, 472, 

673. 
Prentice, Rev. Thomas H., 

472, 673. 
Prentice, Eev. Charles, 455, 

472,476,673. 
Prentice, Eev. Charles T., 

475. 
Prentice, Prof. David, 472, 

477, 673. 

Prudden, Eev. Geo. P., 231, 

472, 479. 
Putnam, Eev. Charles S., 

292, 472. 

E. 
Eaymond, Eev. Moses, 472, 

477. 
Eead, Dr. , 472. 

" Eev. Hollis, 271, 472, 
Eichmond, Edmund, Esq., 

472. 
Eosers, Eev. Eobt. C, 292, 

472. 
EooT Family, 674. 

" Eev. Judson A., 472, 

477. 



Sanford, Hon. John, 473. 
" Henry Shelton, 

473, 479. 
Sanford, Eev. David P., 

292. 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



Savre, Rev. James, 289 

291, 473. 

Sackett, Dr. , 473. 

Scott, Rev. Joseph, 292 

297, 473, 478. 
Scott, Eev. James L., 293 

473. 
Scoville, Joseph A., 473 

665. 
Scisceau, Henrie, 165. 
Seelye, Dr. Thomas T., 397 
Shove, Dr. Harmon W. 

398, 473, 479. 
Shelton, Gen. Geo. P., 473 
Sheldon, Dr. Daniel, 396 

472, 475. 
Sherjian Family, 679. 

" Hon. Samuel, 35 
60, 679, 682. 
Sherman, Hon. John, 61 

79, 155, 683. 
Sherman, Matthew, 61. 
" Hon. Daniel, 151 
176, 187, 190, 213, 321 

473, 685. 

Sherman, " Father" Elijah 

290, 299. 

Sherman, Rev. Henry B. 

291, 292, 473, 687. 
Sherman, Taylor, Esq., 473 

" Eev. Charles 

473, 686. 
Sherman, Hon. Charles 

475, 685. 
Sherman, Rev. Josiah, 680 

681. 
Sherman, Hon. Roger, 680 

682. 
Sherman, Hon. Roger M. 

681. 
Sherman, Rev. John, 679. 
" Capt. John, 680 

681. 
Shipman, Rev. Thomas L. 

231, 473, 478. 
Skeel Family, 709. 

" Sergt. Thomas, SO. 
Skiltox Family, 711. 
" Dr. Henry, 396 

473, 711. 
Skilton, Dr. Avery J., 473 

712. 
Smith Family, 677. 
" Hon. Nathaniel, 155 

327, 398, 473, 477, 479 

677. 
Smith, Hon. Nathaniel B. 

405, 473, 677. 
Smith, Hon. Nathan, 461 

473, 479, 677. 
Smith, Hon. Truman, 463 

473, 477, 592. 
Smith, Hon. PeiTy, 461 

473. 
Smith, Phineas, Esq., 473 

477, 677. 
Smith, Hon. Ralph D., 473. 

" Dr. Abraham L., 473. 

" Rev. Deliverance, 

473, 475. 



Smith, Rev. Noah, 236, 473, 

678. 
Smith, Rev. Svlvester, 

300. 
Smith, Rev. Levi, 478. 

" Rev. Zephaniah H., 

567. 
Smith, Ebenezer C, 477. 

" Elihu, 187. 

" Walter. Esq., 475. 
Snow, Eev. T. W., 297. 473. 
Sprague, Hon. Leman |B., 

398, 473. 
Squire Family, 709. 
Stanton, Rev. Ben. F., 256, 

473. 
Stanton, Eev. Thomas, 59. 
Steele Family, 688. 
" Hon. John, 688. 
" Doct. Samuel, 692. 
" Rev. Juhus, 473, 

477. 
Steele, Eev. Nathaniel, 473, 

476. 
Stephens, Aim S.,473. 
Stewart, Eev. Pliilander, 

473. 
Stiles Family, 693. 

" Eev. Ezra, D. D., 

693, 695, 698. 
Stiles, Benjamu],Esq.,322, 

395, 473, 475, 699. 
Stiles, Benjamin, Jr., Esq., 

395, 473, 476, 699. 
Stiles, David J., 18, 37. 
, " Nathan, 476. 
Stoddard Family, 713. 
" Eev. Anthonv, 

66, 79, 103, 135, 137, 140, 

157, 472, 478, 714. 
Stoddard, Maj. Amos, 456, 

472, 714. 

Stoddard, Col. Henry, 459, 

473, 714. 

Stoddard, Dr. Israel, 459, 

473, 475. 
Stoddard, Jonathan, Esq., 

719. 
Stoddard, Capt. Gideon, 

176, 187. 
Stoddard, Rev. Judsou B., 

719. 
Stoddard, Capt. Nathan, 

205. 
Stoddard, Thomas, 720. 
" William, 720. 
" Rev. Elijah AV., 
717. 
Stoddard, Dr. Abiram, 717. 
" Dr. WiUiam, 717. 
" Eev. Goodwin, 
717. 
Stoddard, Eev. Eliakim, 

716. 
Stoddard, Rev. Solomon, 

713. 
Strong Family, 701. 
" Elder John, 701. 
" Rev. Nathan, 473, 
475, 703. 



Strong, Rev. Joseph, 475, 

703. 
Strong, Hon. John, Jr., 397, 

473, 477, 707. 
Strong, Rev. Nathan, Jr., 

475, 703. 
Strong, Rev. Hem-v P., 304, 

473, 478. 
Strong, Timothy, 187, 
- " Hon. Henry, 475. 
Swift, Eev. Zephaniah, 281, 

473. 
Slade, Hon. Wilham, 475. 



Taylor, Jonathan, 78. 
Terrill Family, 721. 
" Hon. Hazard Bailey, 

475, 722. 
Terrill, Hon. T. Lee, 475, 

722. 
Thompson Family, 727. 
" Hezekiah, Esq., 

155, 174, 176, 232, 405, 

473, 730. 
Thompson, Hon. William 

A., 463, 473, 476, 733. 
Thompson, Charles, Esq., 

473, 735. 
Thompson, Eev. James, 

292, 474, 476, 734. 
Thompson, Dr. Samuel, 

474, 476, 735. 
Thompson, Dr. Ebenezer, 

405, 474, 737. 
Thompson, Charles C, 518, 

736. 
Thompson, Egbert A., 478. 

" Thomas M., 478. 

" Hon. Smith, 730. 

" Anthonv, 728. 

" Eev. Caleb, 740. 
Thayer, Dr. Nathaniel, 474. 
Thomas Family, 722. 
Throop, Enos T., 730. 
Toucey, Thomas, 178. 
Tomlinson, Dr. Abraham, 

406, 474, 476. 
Tomlinson, Dr. Jos., 474. 

" Eev. George, 474, 
477. 
Trowbridge Family, 

737. 
Trowbridge, Dr. Joseph, 

474, 744. 
Trowbridge, Dr. Thomas, 

739. 
Trowbridge, Dr. Josiali, 

740. 
Trowbridge, Otis, Esq., 740. 
" Dr. kraelL.,741. 
" Samuel, Esq., 
741. 
Tuttle Family, 723. 
" Nathan, 724. 
" Eev. Isaac H., 297, 
474. 
Tyler, Rev. Bennet, 235, 
474,476. 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



W. 

Walker Family, 744. 
" Rev. Zechariah, 
33, 48, 51, 66, 121, 124, 
130, 131, 133. 134, 474, 
744. 
Walker, Sarah, 90. 

" Gideon, Esq., 174, 
176, 187. 
Walker, Reuben, 312. 
Wakeley Family, 754. 

" Abel, 209. 
Wadhams, Rev. Noah, 269, 

270, 475. 
Watson, Rev. Wm., 297, 

475. 
Watson, Hon. James, 463, 

475, 476. 
Washington, Gen. Geo., 

150, 324. 
Warner Family', 752. 
" Dr. Ebenezer, 1st, 
74, 294, 406, 474, 753. 
Warner, Dr. Ebenezer, 2nd, 

474. 
Warner, Dr. Ebenezer, 3d, 

474. 
Warner, Dr. Ebenezer, 4th, 

474. 
AVarner, Dr. Benjamin, 474, 

753. 
Warner, Dr. Benjamin, Jr., 

753. 
Warner, Lt. Ebenezer, 99. 
" Dr. Reuben, 474, 753. 
" Dr. Abner, 474. 
" Dr. John, 474. 
" Col. Seth, 183,201, 
273, 287, 407, 474, 753. 
Warner, Dr. Ephraim, 474. 
" Curtiss, 476. 



Warner, George W., Esq., 

474, 478. 
Warner, Lyman, Esq., 474. 
" Thomas, Esq., 174. 

176, 187. 
Ward Family, 755. 

" Hon. Levi, 474. 
Waller Family, 754. 
Weeks, Rev. Dr., 314. 
Webb, Dr. Chas. H., 406, 

474, 479. 
Weller, Lt. Thos., 283. 
Welton, Rev. Jo. D., 291, 

474. 
Welton, Rev, Willard, 297, 

474. 
Wheeler Family, 747. 
" Benjamin, Esq., 

474. 
Wheeler, Rev. Ulysses M., 

292, 474. 
Wheeler, Dr. Lemuel, 406, 

474. 
Wheeler, Rev. Russel, 297, 

474. 
Wheeler, Lt. Thomas, 22. 

" Dr. Ohadiah, 186. 

Whittlesey Family, 756. 

" Rev. Samuel, 

270, 474. 
Whittlesey, Hon. Elisha, 

465, 474, 476. 
Whittlesey, Elisha, Esq., 

474, 758. 
Wliittlesey, Hon. Freder- 
ick, 474, 477, 759. 
Whittlesey, Charles C, 

Esq., 474,477. 
Whittlesey, Dr. Henry N., 

474. 



Whittlesey, Rev. William, 

762. 
Whittlesey, Rev. John, 762. 
" Frederick A., 

Esq., 763. 
Whittlesey, Stephen, Esq., 

756. 
Wliittlesey, Rev. Samuel, 

756. 
Whittlesey, Ambrose, Esq., 

756. 
Whittlesey, Rev. Chaun- 

cey, 757. 
Whittlesey, Rev. Samuel, 

767. 
Whittlesey, Rev. Joseph, 

474, 477. 
Whittlesev, Luman, 477. 
" 'John, Esq., 322. 
" Luman, 760. 
Wliittemore, Rev. Williams 

H., 231, 474, 479. 
Wildman, Rev. Benjamin, 

199,227,228,474, 478. 
Williams, Dr. Wilham C, 

474. 
Wigdon, Rev. Samuel, 298, 

475. 
Wyatt Family, 754. 
Woodward, Rev. Fred. B., 

474. 
Wood, Rev. Elijah, 230, 

474. 
Wright, Rev. Worthington, 

303, 474. 
Woodbury, definition of,45. 
Wheaton, Rev. Nathaniel 

S., 474, 477. 
Wheaton, Rev. Salmon, 

474, 477. 



ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS. 



ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS. 

A few errors wliich escaped attention Avliile the work was passing through the 
press, are here corrected, and a few additional facts presented, wliich have just been 
brought to the notice of the author. Some errors in orthography, &c., the reader will 
easily correct for himself. 

Page 498, fifteenth line from top, for 271 read 211. The side numbers, as will be 
seen, are erroneous from the third to the twenty-eiglith line. 
" 501, eighth line from bottom, for Lmcrens read Laurens. 
" 508, seventh line from bottom, after Goshen introduce Conn. 
" 555, fourteenth line from bottom, for JlcKosJcay read McKoskry. 
" 592, tenth line from bottom, after the words " Indian interpreter'''' introduce 

June 30, 1736. 
" 596, twenty-second line from top, omit the word first. 
" 657, first line from top, for Samantha read Amelia C. 
" 657, twenty-second line from top, for Fanny Dolson, April 7th, read Fanny J. 

Bolsen, April 8th. 
" 657, twenty-fourth line from top, for Louis^^ b. ilarch, read Leicis D., b. 

March 3d. 
" 663, twentieth line from top, for irdliami (10) read William^ (9.) 

The reader is requested to take a pencil and make the foregoing corrections on the 
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