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THE LINES FAMILY
DONALD LINES JACOBUS
NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT
Thk Connkcticut Magazine
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THE LINES FAMILY
By Donald Lines Jacobus of
New Haven, Connecticut
I have endeavored to give below
a fairly complete genealog}^ of the
Lines Family of New Haven through
the first five generations, and on a
few lines of descent to the present
day, hoping that these notes may
be made the foundation of a more
complete genealogy of the family.
I shall be glad to receive any addi-
tions or corrections. I take this
opportunity to express my indebt-
edness to all who have aided me in
my researches, but more particu-
larly to Mrs. Betsey Morgafi of
Woodbridge, Conn, ; Mr. Calvin C.
Lines of Peoria, 111., and Mr. H.
Wales Lines of Meriden, Conn.
Henry and Ralph Lines, usually
supposed to be brothers, settled in
New Haven about 1642, Henry
states in the birth-record of his
son, Samuel, that he is "second
Sonne of John Line (as he saith) of
Badby two miles from Dantry
[Daventry] in Northamptonshire."
I have obtained the will of a John
Lyne of Badby, who died in 1620.
This John was probably father of
John and grandfather of Henry,
the emigrant. Further search
might prove the connection of
Henry and Ralph with this John
I. John Lyne of Badby, North-
amptonshire, England, was left the
estate of his mother, Elizabeth Lyne
in 1600. He married Agnes. In
his will be names his sons John and
Henry, daughter Elizabeth, and son
Joseph. "I give unto my wife
Agnis X pound of currant monye. "
The will was proved February 27,
2. i. John.
ii. Henry, executor of his
father's will in 1620.
He was, therefore, born
before 1600, and was too
old to be Henry of New
2. John Lyne, Jr., was probably
the man called father by Henry
Lines. He had, then, for his second
3, i. Henry ^, settled in New
3. Henryi Lines (John) settled in
New Haven, Conn., and died Jan-
uary 13-14, 1663. "An inventory of
the estate of Henry Lines late of
Newhaven deceased taken & ap-
prised May 30, 1663." Elizabeth
Lines, doubtless his widow, mar-
ried, second, November 6, 1663,
Thomas Larapson; married, third,
March 29, 1666, Mr. John Morris.
i. John^ b. Aug. 7, 1656^
d. Dec. 14, 1656.
ii, Joanna, b. Oct. 20, bapt.
iii. Samuel, b, Jan. 16, bapt.
Mar, 24, d. Apr., 1660.
iv. Hopestill, b. Nov. 6,
bapt. 9, 1661.
4. Ralph 1 Lines, Sr., probably
brother of Henry, lived in that part
of New Haven later designated the
parish of Am.ity, and now the town
of Woodbridge. He died Septem.-
ber 7, 1689, and his estate showed
an inventory of over ^242. In his
will, dated December 4, 1687, he
mentions sons Samuel, Ralph,
Joseph and Benjamin, wife "Alls,"
and daughter Hannah. A codicil,
dated February i, 1689, says that as
his life has been prolonged, and his
daughter Hannah since died, he
leaves her portion to his wife,
Alice. An additional codicil, made
during his last sickness, states as
his son Benjamin has since died,
but his widow being with child, to
that child, if it lives, he bequeaths
its father's portion. He also speaks
of his deceased daughter Merriman.
The will was proved November 13,
1689 (New Haven Probate, Vol. II,
5. i. SamueP, b. Apr.. 1649.
6. li. Ralph, b, July 18, 1652.
iii. Ji>hn, b. Nov., 1655,
probably died youn;^.
7. iv. Joseph, b. Jan., 1658.
8. V. Henjaniin, b. Dec, 1659.
vi. Hannali, b. Nov. 21,
1665, m. Mar. 28, 16S2,
Capi. John Merriman of
5. Samuel- Lines (Ralph*) mar-
ried, November, 1674. Mary, daugli-
tcr of John and Ellen (Harrison)
Thompson, who was born April 24,
1652. Samuel's inventory, taken
June 8, 1692, shows estate of /,'40o
(New Haven Probate, Vol. II, p.
115). His widow re-married, sec-
ond, John Hitchcock of Wiillinj^-
f ord ; and third, Samuel Clark. In
WiiUingford land-deeds, lier sons,
John and Daniel Lines, call John
Hitchcock their father-in-law [step-
father], and John Hitchcock had a
second wife, Mary (see "Hitchcock
Genealogy"). S;imuel Lines was
baptized, when an adult, August
28, 1687, and his children. John,
Samuel, Mary, Eljeiiezer and Daniel
Lines were baptized September 25,
9. i. John-^, b. Apr. iS, 1676.
ii. Samuel, b. 1677. d. Oct.
23, 1709 His estate
went to his brothers
iii. Mary, b. Jan. 29, 1^79,
m. June 27, 1705,
iv. Lydia. b Pel) r7, 16R1,
d. May 28, I'lS^
10. V. Ehenczer, b. Aug. 18,
vi. Daniel, b. I) .. .-4,
1686. n-moved to Wal-
lingford. Conn., d.
vii. Ruth, b. Feb. ^7, 1690,
bapt. Jan. 12, 1691,
probably died before
6. Ralph 2 Lines (Ralph') lived
in "Amity," Conn., and married,
April 27, 1681, Abiah, daughter of
William Bassett, baptized February
7, 1658. He was baptized May 27,
1694, with his chiliiren, Hannah,
Joseph, Phebe and Benjamin. In
his will of January 9. 1712, proved
February 5, 171 2, Ralph names his
wife, Abia, sons Joseph, and Benja-
min, and several daughters, includ-
ing Hannah and Phebe. His estate
was inventoried at over ^364.
"Abia Lines of New Haven, widdow,
is allowed guardian to Benjamin,
Abia, and Rebeckah Lines and ap-
pointed guardian to Alis Lines,
being four minor children of Ralph
Lines, late of New Haven, dec'd,"
(New Haven Probate, Vol. Ill, pp.
347-S, 356; Vol. IV. pp. 26. 106).
"Abiah and Joseph Lines. Adm"
of the estate of Ralph Lines pro-
duced in court an amo* charged
upon Nathan Clark in way of por-
tion in right of his wife Phebe."
Hannah Thomas, Abiah Lines and
Benjamin Lines were also men-
tioned as legatees of the estate Sep-
tember 3, 1 716 (New Haven Pro-
bate, Vol. IV.. p. 420).
i. Ralph 3, d. May 8, 16SS.
ii. Hannah, b. July 28,
16S4. m. between June,
1712, and June, 1713,
John Thomas, 3rd, son
of John and Lvdia
(Parker) Thomas. ' He
was born Mar. 4. 1676,
and married, for his
first wife. Mary Ford,
who died June 30, 1712.
He had three children
by each wife, and died
June 13. 1747.
I I. iii. lo.seph.b. Feb 20. 1686.
iv. Phebe. b. June 18, 1687,
m. (i) ^^ay 27, 1709,
Nathan Clark; (2)
Joshua Tuttle (see
V. Alice, b. Feb. 27, 1689,
d. Nov. 18, 1689.
vi. Ralph, b. Sept.23,1690,
d. Dec. 7, 1693.
12. vii. Benjamin, b. Jan. i,
viii. Abiah, b. Feb. 7, 1696,
m. between 1733 and
1736, Sylvanus Clark,
son of Ebenezer and
Sarah (Peck) Clark,
who was born Feb. i,
1692. In 1736, John
and Hannah Thomas,
Nathaniel and Rebecca
Mix, Joseph Lines and
Benjamin Lines, all of
New Haven, and Sil-
vanus and Abiah Clark
of Wallingford, grant
Aaron Tuttle nearly
eighteen acres of land,
laid out to their father,
Ralph Lines, deceased
(New Haven Land,
Vol. X, p. 183). Sil-
vanus Clark had mar-
ried, previously, Apr.
22, 1717, Damaris
Hitchcock, by whom
he had: Jonah, b. Jan.
31, 1718; Thankful, b.
Dec. 21, 1 7 19; William,
b. before 1727, and
probably Damaris. Per-
haps Abiah was his
daughter by his second
wife, Abiah (Lines)
ix. Rebecca, b Feb., 1698,
m. Aug. 31, 1732, Na-
X. Alice, b. March i. 1702.
"Administration of the
estate of Alias Lines,
late of New Haven dec"
was granted to Joseph
and Benjamin Lines,
brothers of the dec\"
February 7, 1726 (New
Haven Probate, Vol.V,
pp. 277, 280).
7. Joseph2 Lines (Ralph^) mar-
ried, March 30-1, 1692, Abigail,
daughter of William and Sarah
(Hall) Johnson. In his will, dated
April 29, 1729, proved September 6,
1736, he mentions his wife, Abigail,
and his daughters, Abigail Pease,
Sarah Dorman, Elizabeth Terrell,
Hannah and Thankful Lines. He
makes his wife, Abigail, and daugh-
ter Hannah executors, and in 1736
the will is presented by Abigail
Lines and Hannah, wife of Joseph
Chatterton (New Haven Probate,
Vol. VI, pp. 194-6).
i. Abigail^*, b. Jan. 14,
1693, m. June 11, 1713,
ii. Sarah, b. Oct. 3, 1694,
m. Feb. 24, 1720,
iii. Lydia, b. Dec. 14. 1696,
iv. Elizabeth, b. June 16,
1703, probably m.
Ephraim Terrell. In
1736. Ephraim Terrell
of Milford, with his
wife, Elizabeth, deeded
land at Chestnut Hill
to Joseph Chatterton
(New Haven Land, Vol.
X, p. 247).
V. Hannah, b. May 8, 1706,
m. (i) Oct. 6, 1731,
Joseph Chatterton; m.
(2) Oct. 17, 17431 Israel
Chatterton was ap-
on the estate of her
first husband, Joseph
Chatterton, Jan. 3, 1 743-
in behalf of his wife
on the estate of Joseph
Chatterton, late of New
Haven dec'' exhibited
debts due to said es-
tate" (New Haven Pro-
bate. Vol. VI, pp. 468.
480 3, 655).
vi. Thankful, b. May 8.
8. Benjamin- Lines (Ralph*) mar-
ried Anna, dauj^htcr ot William and
Sarah (Tliomas) Wilmut. He died
July 26, 1689, and soon after Anna
married, second. Dr. Peter Car-
rington. In 1703, Peter Carrington
is called husband to Anna, admin-
istratrix on the estate of her late
husband. Benjamin Lines, deceased
(County C^ourt Records, New Haven,
Vol. II, p. 83). Peter C;irrington
certified, November 12, 1695, that he
had received from his mother,
Sarah Wilmot. his portion of his
father William Wilmot's estate
(New Haven Probate, Vol. IV, p.
64) Peter Carrington and his wife,
Anna, afterwards have numerous
land-dealings with Anna's brotiiers
14. i. "Benjatnin^, a post-
humo child of Benja-
min Lines dcccd borne
ye 8th of Nov', 1689."
9. John'' Lines(SamiieP, Ralph')
lived in "Amity," Conn., and n)ar-
ried, Dec. 37, 1700, Hannali Cooper,
daughter of John Cooper, Jr., and
his wife, Mary, daughter of John
Thompson of Last Haven. "Ad-
ministration of the estate of Jolin
Lines late of Newhaven deceased
was granted to Hannah Lints
widdow and relici of the deceased,'
February 3, 17 18 (New Haven Pro.
bate. Vol. IV, pp. 492 and 514).
His estate was inventoried at ^186.
His widow. Hannah, died Novem-
ber II, 1772. aged ninety-six: she
mentions in her will, her children,
Mary Hin»», Daniel Lines. Ke/ia
Ailing, Ruth Lounsburv and Kl-
canor Whcolor (New H •'•••n Pro.
bate. Vol. XI, p. 297).
i. Ruth*. I). Oct. 27, 1701,
d. Apr. 3, 17SS; m. May
7. 1724, Josiah Louns-
15. ii. Mary, b. about 1703. d.
Oct. 25, 1790; m. May
21, 1734, Alexander
iii. Helena, b. Mar. 3, 1706,
m. Dec. 22, 1742, Caleb
Wheeler ol Straii'ord.
16. iv. Samuel, b. Jan. 17,
17. V. Daniel, b. May 6, 1712.
vi. Kc/,iah, b. Apr. 5,
1715, ra. about 1737,
Samuel Ailing (see
10. Ebenezer' Lines (SamueF,
Ralph*) of Amity, Conn., married,
July 30, 1713, Rebecca, daughter of
Nathaniel and Sarah (Dickerman)
Sperry, who was born March 28,
1690. Their children, Sarah, Ralph,
Ebenezer and John Lines, were bap-
tized December 25, 1726. In his
will of December 8, 1740, proved
January 5. 1741. Ebenezer mentions
his wife, Rebecca, and his sons
Ebenezer, Ralph and John Lines
(New Haven Probate, Vol. VI. p.
i. Sarah^, b. Apr. 28,
17 14, m. Feb. 13. 1735,
t8, ii. Ralph, b. May 23, 17 16.
19. iii. Ebenezer, b. Apr. 26,
20. iv. John, b. Mar. 13. 1720.
V. Titus, b. Aug. 6, bapt.
Sept. 27, 1731.
11. Joseph^' Lines ( Ralph^,
Ralph*) called Junior, married,
February 3. 1709. H.innah Bradley.
In 1749. Joseph Lines mentioned in
his will his daughters Esther, wife
of John Potter; Lydia, wife of
Timothv Peck; Rachel, wife of
Benjamin Wooden, .and Mary, wife
of Eliphalet Johnson; and his
grand-children Timothy Peck;
Moses and Elizabeth Gilbert, chil-
dren of Stephen Gilbert and his de-
ceased daughter, Hannah.
i. Esther^, bapt. May 3,
1719, m. Feb. 4, 1731,
21. ii. Lydia, bapt. May 3,
1719, m. Sept. 23, 1736,
iii. Hannah, bapt. May 3,
1719, m. Stephen Gil-
iv. Rachel, bapt. May 3,
1 7 19, m. Benjamin
V. Joseph, bapt. Dec,
1720, d. young.
vi. Mary, bapt. June, 1723,
d. 1769, m. July 7,1743.
12. Benjamin^ Lines (Ralph^,
Ralph 1) of Amity, Conn., was a
husbandman, and was called junior
to distinguish him from his cousin
of the same name. He married,
February 2, 1720, Dorcas, daughter
of Joseph and Abigail (Preston)
22. i. Benjamin*, b. Sept. i,
23. ii. James,
V. Mabel, m. Dec.31,1747,
John Clark of Milford,
24. vi. Joseph, b. about 1732.
13. Sarah^ Lines ( Joseph^,
Ralph^) married, February 24. 1720,
Joseph Dorman, son of Joseph and
Mary (Wilmot) Dorman.
i. Mabel Dorman, b. Oct.
26,1720, m. (i) Nov. 10,
1743, Joel Perkins; m.
(2) Gershom Thomas,
ii. Joseph Dorman. b. May
25, 1723, m. Nov. 23,
1749, Phebe Dorman.
iii. Sarah Dorman, b. Sept.
14, 1726, m. William
iv. Israel Dorman, b. Jan.
14. Benjamin^ Lines (Benjamin^,
Ralph 1) of Chestnut Hill, in Amity,
Conn. He was a "taylor" by trade.
In 1 7 16 he granted his "father
Peter Carrington" (his step-father)
a dwelling-house and orchard at
Chestnut Hill (New Haven Land,
Vol. IV, p. 571). In 1722, Benja-
min Lines, formerly of New Haven,
but now of Norwalk, Fairfield
County, Conn., granted land to
Josiah Thomas that was laid out to
Ralph Lines, Sr., deceased (New
Haven Land, Vol. VI, p. 125). In
1733, he granted all his land in
New Haven to his sister Hannah
Carrington (New Haven Land,
Vol. IX, p. 259). I have not
traced this Benjamin further, nor
15. Mary* Lines (John^, Sam-
ueP, Ralph 1) married. May 21,
1724, Alexander Hine of Milford,
Conn. He was born at Milford,
February 10, 1699, and died March
i. Alexander Hine, b.
Mar. 23. 1725.
ii. Amos Hine, b. July 10,
iii. Mary Hine, b. Dec. 19,
1729, m. July 4, 1750,
iv. Dan Hine, b. May 7,
1734, m. Feb. 18, 1751,
V. Elizabeth Hine, b.
Sept. 14, 1737, m.
vj. Eunice Hine, bapt.
Nov. I, 1747.
16. Samuel* Lines (John^, Sam-
ueP, Ralphi) married, August 17,
1733, Dorcas, daughter of Richard
and Elizabeth (Wilmot) Sperry.
"Administration on ye estate of
Sam" Lines late of New Haven
dec'd was granted to Dorcas Lines
widow & relict of sd dec'd," De-
cember 24, 1735. His widow, Dor-
cas, married, second. March 28,
1745. John Slierraan. In Septem-
ber. 1748. John Shcrmun was "al-
lowed i^uurdian to Sam" Lines minor
Son of S.-im Lines dec'd" (New
lUivcn I'robute. Vol. VI, pp. 176
and 340). Dorcas (Lines) Sherman
died December 28, 181 7.
25. i. Samuel'-, b. Sept. 20,
17. Daniel* Lines (John\ Sam-
uel =. Ralph') resided in Wood-
bridge, Conn. He married, No-
vemt)er 11. 1736, Mary, dau^jhter of
John and Susanna (Heaton) Alcock.
Admmistration on Daniel's estate
was granted, August 5. 1793 to his
widow. Mary Lines, and to his son-
in-law. Samuel Sperry. His estate
was divided between his widow and
his daughters, Susanna Carrington,
Mary Johnson. Ke/.ia Parsons and
i. Hannah', bapt. Mar.
5, '73^. d. young,
ii. Susanna, b. Jan. 2,
bapt. Feb. 24. 1740, m!
(i) Oct. 5, 1763. Amos
Sperry; m. (2) Samuel
Carrington. son of
Noahdiah and Sarah
ton. He was b. Nov.
7. 173=. -ind d. Feb. 17,
1815. Susanna d. Nov.
iii. Mary, b. May 8, bapt.
June 13. 17,2, jn.
iv. Sarah, h. Apr. 29, bapt.
June 3, 1744.
v. Kezia. b.Nov. 30. 1747,
bapt. Jan. 24. 1748. m.
July 2, 1766, Abraham
Pierson of Derbv,
vi. Daniel, bapt. May 20,
1750. d. young,
vii. Hannah, bapt. July 26,
1752, ni. Nov. II. i7 73.
18. Ralph* Lines (Ebenezer\
SamueF, Ralph') lived in New
Haven, North Haven. Wallingford,
and Cheshire, Conn. His estate
was divided. Mays, »78i. between
his widow. Dinah the eldest daugh-
ter, Abraham, Josepji and Rulus
(the second, third and fourth sons),
and Sarah, his youngest daughter!
His estate was inventoried at ^"182
(Wallingford Probate. Vol. h! p.
395.)- Ralph Lines deeded land to
his son Erastus, November 24, 1777
(Wallingford Land, Vol. XXI. p.
108). His wife in 1753 was called
i. Titus', b. Mar. 19,1741.
at New Haven,
ii. Dinah, b. Jan. 16. 1747,
at New Haven.
Sarah, m. Theophilus
Merriman. removed to
Vale. Luzerne County,
Erastus, b. about 1751.
Abraham, b. Sept. 25,
1753. 'It Wallingford!
m. Sarah , and
dwelt in Southbury
vi. Joseph, ra. Ruth Sperrv-.
19. Ebenezer* Lines (Ebene/.er^
Samuel-. Ralph') of Woodbridge
Conn. His will of April 21. 1798,
proved October 23. 179S. mentions
his son Major Lines and his daugh-
ter Clark (New Haven Probate
Vol. XIX. p. 272).
i. Sarah •. bapt. Mav 23,
ii. Rebecca, bapt. May 23,
iii. Laban. bapt. Oct. 14,
1744. d. young,
iv. Rufus. bapt. Mar. 16,
27. V. Major, b. Oct. 14, bapt.
Nov. 29, 1747.
vi. Laban, bapt. June ii,
20. John^ Lines (Ebenezer^, Sam-
uels Ralphi), called "Captain John
Lines," lived at Woodbridge,Conn.,
and married, March 29, 1743,
Deborah, daughter of Abraham and
Deborah (Thomas) Hotchkiss.
i. Zenas^, bapt. Aug. 14,
ii. Lucas, bapt. July 28,
1745, had a son, Mar-
cus^ , and three daugh-
ters, who married, re-
Jesse Beecher, Chilim
Sperry and Clerk
iii. Hannah, b. Apr. 15,
bapt. June 5, 1748, ra.
iv. John, bapt. May 6, 1750.
V. Deborah, bapt. Apr. i,
28. vi. Eber, b. about 1755.
vii. Abel, m. Arma ,
and had: i. AbeP, Jr.,,
who m. Apr. 16, 1812,
Fenta Ford; ii, Mr.^.
Philo Hotchkiss; iii.
Mrs. Fannie Dingee,
and iv, Laura, wife of
viii. Ebenezer, m. . Mercy
, It is said that
through his son Isaac,
he was grandfather of
the late Commodore P.
Lines of New Haven.
21. Lydia* Lines ( Joseph ^
Ralph-, Ralph 1) married, Septem-
ber 23, 1736, Timothy Peck of
Woodbridge, Conn. The will of
Deacon Timothy Peck, in i775.
mentioned his wife, and children
Timothv, Titus, Roger. Samuel.
Caleb. Lydia, Penina, and Martha ;
and Isaac White, only son of his
daughter Mary, deceased (New
Haven Probate, Vol. XIV, p. 204).
Timothy died in 1784. out-living
his sons Timothy and Titus. In
1777 he deeded land to his grand-
children Mary, Titus and Rebecca
Peck, children of his son Titus
Peck, deceased (New Haven Land,
Vol. XXXVI, p. 388).
i. Timothy Peck, b. July
ii. Lydia Peck, b. Mar. 13,
iii. Penina Peck, b. Aug. 5,
1740, m. Aug. 16, 1764,
*iv. Titus Peck, b. Apr. 7,
V. Mary Peck, m. (Timo-
vi. Roger Peck, m. May
19. 1773, Philena,
daughter of Stephen
and Elizabeth (Car-
vii. Samuel Peck.
viii. Martha Peck.
ix. Caleb Peck.
22. Benjamin^ Lines (Benjamin^,
Ralphs Ralphi) ijyed in Wood-
bridge, Conn., and married, March
3, 1746, Sarah Carrington.
i. Dorcas^, bapt. Dec. 7,
1746, m. Jan. 25, 1779,
ii. Rachel, bapt. May 15,
iii. "Allis." bapt. July 13,
iv. Sarah, bapt. Aug. 11,
V. Cleopatra, bapt. Sept.,
1753. m. Aug. 25, 1773,
vi. Peter was probably son
of Benjamin. Francis
Martin was appointed
administrator on the
estate of Peter Lines,
December 30, 1784
(New Haven Probate,
Vol. XIV, p. 347).
23. James'^ Lines (Benjamin^,
Ralph^, Ralph^) married, January 7
1746, Thankful, daughter of John
and Sarah (Perkins) Sperry. They
lived in New Haven. James died
January, 1793; Thankful died
Au^^ust XI, 181 1, aged 8.S years.
1. John', b. Aug. 22, 1740.
39. li. James, b. Nov. 30, 1748.
iii. A.shbel, b. Apr. 9, 1751.
He deeded land to his
sons Ashbei and Tyrus.
The latter m.. Mar..
1796, Fatty Poller.
A.shbel, Sr.. d. May i 1,
iv. Pamela, b. Apr. 15,
1756; d. Aug. 3, 1815 .
ni. Levi Potter.
30. V. Ezra. b. Sept. 24, 1760.
vi. Benjamin, b. Aug. 16,
1762, d. Oct. 23, 1840.
vii. Sarah, b. Dec. 31, 1764.
viii. Kbenezcr, b. June 25,
24. Jose])h' Lines (Benjamin^,
Ralph-, Ralph') removed to New
Milfurd, Conn. He married, Sep-
tember 12, 175S, Phebe, daughter of
El>enezer Baldwin. Josej^h died
July 29, 1792, a^ed 60; and Phebe
died August 23, 1823. aged 85.
(See the "Baldwin Genealogy.")
i. Clarissa'"', b. Mnr. 12.
1759, 111. Noahdiah
ii. Reuben, b Jan. 21,
iii. Amity, b. June 9, 1763,
i/. Daniel, b Jan. 2, 1766,
in. Nov. 20, 1791. Han-
V. Philo. h. Jan. r i, i76().
35. S:imufl' Lines (S:iumtl',
John'. S.unucl-, Ralph') lived in
Wof>dbridge, Conn., and married,
June 13. 1755. Mercy Carrington
Rachel, Rhoda and Mercy, children
of Zebulon and Sarah Carrington.
were baptized, Auijust 2, i7.j4. in
W')odl)ridge. Samuel Lines died
Fobrnary, t8io; Mercy died Decem-
ber 38. 181 7, aged eighty-three
years. Samuel Lines deeded land to
his sons Seley and Samuel Lines
March 17, i7<>4 (Woodbridgc Land.
Vol. HI, p. 342). On July 28. 1794,
he granted his daughter, Rebecca
Lines, land (Woodbridge Land, Vol.
II, p. 4«7). Ill 1813 the estate of
Seley Lines of Woodbridgc was
divided between Alvin, Linus,
Luliier, Cornelius and Samuel
Lines. Philena Wilcox and Rebecca
Lines (New Haven Probate. Vol.
XXVI, p. 404-5). These were all
undoubtedly brothers and sisters of
Seley, and children of Samuel
31. 1. Alvin**. b. about 1756.
ii. Philena, m. Wilcox.
^2. iii. Linus, b. about 1760.
iv. Rebecca, b. about 1762,
d. Feb. 27. 1836. un-
V. Seley, d. June, 1803.
vi. Luther, b. about 1768,
d. Mar. 28, 1847, m.
Susan . Mentions
in his will his daughter
Sally Maria Camp and
his grandson. Noyes
Starr Hotchkiss (New
Haven Probate, Vol
LXII, p. 95)-
33. viii. Samuel, b. about 1774.
3.}. ix. Zebulon Lines of Ox-
ford was possibly son
of Samuel'. He would
thus be named after his
named a son of his
Alvin. who would be
named after his brother
.'6 Frastus ■ Lines (Ralph^. Ebe-
nezer-^, Samuel-'. Ralph') married
in Cheshire, Janti;iry 15, 1778.
Sarah Doolittle. Between 1792 and
1804 he removed to Oxford, Conn.,
where he died November 15, 1815;,
aged sixty-four years. His wife
died the same month.
3«;. i. Ransom''. b. about 1779.
3^). ii. Ral])h. bapt. 1782
iii. Sarah, m. Josiah
27. Major'5 Lines (Ebenezer*,
Ebenezer-^, Samuel^, Ralph^) mar-
ried Susanna, daughter of Nathan
and Deborah (Dayton) Mansfield,
and lived in New Haven, Conn. He
was a sea captain and died May 2,
1814. His widow survived him un-
til August 2, 1824. (See Tuttle or
i. Stephen'^, b, Jan. 31,
1777, d. Dec. 25, 1816,
m. June 11, 1796, Har-
ii. Charles Burril, b. July
29, 1779, d. Mar. i,
1833, m. Dec. 25, 1803,
iii. William, b. Mar. 18,
1781, d. Oct. 10,1822, m.
1805, Elizabeth Osborn.
iv. Elizabeth, b. July 5,
1783, d. Mar. 20, 1852,
m. John Chatterton.
V. Susanna, b. May 31,
1785, d. Jan 21, 1871.
vi. Mary, b. Mar. 31, 1788,
m. May 6, 1840, David
vii. Frances, b May 21,
1790, d. Feb. 8, 1869.
viii. Major, b. July 11, 1792,
d. June I, 1870, m. July
II, 1843, Martha Trues-
28. Eber^ Lines (John'^, Ebe-
nezer-^, SamueP, Ralph i) of Beth-
any, Conn., married Hannah Wel-
ton. He died February 20, 1844.
37. i. Calvin'", born Jan. 8,
ii. Alma, m, John Sanford.
iii. Philena, m. Moses San-
38. iv Hannah, b. about 1790,
m. (i) Truman Terrill :
(2) Aveil Peck.
39. V. Eber, b. about 1792.
29. James'' Lines (James'^, Ben-
jamin ^ Ralph 2, Ralph ^) of Wood-
bridge, Conn., married, January i,
1772, Susanna Ailing. He died
August 5, 1816. Susanna died
March 6, 1834, aged eighty years.
Susanna, by her will dated February
23, 1825, left her whole estate to her
son John. (New Haven Probate,
Vol. XLIII, p. 306.)
i. Sarah'', m, James Lan-
40. ii. John, b. Apr. 30, 1777.
iii. Ailing, b. Nov. 2, 1791,
d. Mar, 9, 1792.
30. Ezra^ Lines (James*, Ben-
jamin^, Ralph^, Ralph^) of New
Haven, Conn., married, first, June
4, 1782, Lue Wheaton. She died
September 5, 1794, aged thirty-
four. Ezra married, second, Jan-
uary 4, 1795, Widow Abigail Hood,
daughter of Captain Joshua and
Martha (Miner) Ray, who died June
5, 1796, aged thirty-three. He
married, third, ElizalDCth Umber-
field, who died October 9, 1825,
Children (by first wife) :
i. Henry '^, b. about 1784,
d, Dec. 19, 1836, m.
Amelia P. Tooker, who
d. Jan. 17, 181 6, aged
76. Henry was a Bap-
ii. Lue, m. Eli Trow-
iii. Betsey, ra. Jacob Wolf.
Children by third wife:
41. iv. Ezra Augustus.
vii. James, b. 1801, d. July
3, 1806, aged 4 years 8
viii. James, b. about 1806,
d. Sept. 16, 1829.
ix. Mehitabel, b. about
1808, d. Jan. I, 1832.
31. Alvin" Lines (Samuel', Sam-
uel*, John^, SamueP, Ralph ^) mar-
ried, first, Anna Morris of Oxford,
Conn, ; married, second, Phebe
He died in Woodbridge April
10, 1827. Phebe died December 13,
Chilli (by first wife):
43. 1. Lcverctt', b. about
178.' in Oxford.
Children by second wife;
43. ii. Anna, m. Jan. 1803,
iii. Polly, m. Jan. i8ia,
Children: (1) Miir}'
Marietta \Villoui;hh}\ b.
1813. d. Mar. 14, 1900,
m, Georj^c F. Carter,
who d. Aug. 26, 1868,
aged 60: (2) Charles
Christopher If 't//(>uji,''hdy,
b. 1815, m. Amelia
Brandy : (3) Ahin Lines
IViiloii^i^hhy, b. 1817, d.
1 90 1, m. Oct. 15. 1840,
Caroline S. Botsford,
who d. May 17. 18S2.
iv. (ieorge, ni. Aug. 1S16.
Susan Morris of Derby,
who d. Mar. 20. 1879,
and had William, b.
iSiS, d. Jan. 30, 18J4;
Edwin, David (b. about
1825, and m. Susan
), and Jane Lines.
32. Linus'" (Samuel', Samuel"',
John\ Samuel'-, Ralph') married
Keturah. daughter of Joseph and
Eunice (Thomas) Smith, at that
time Widow Hotchkiss. Linus died
March 27, 1814.
i. Lewisof Bethany, Conn.
ii. Keturah. m.
iii. Joseph Wiliard of
Naugatuck. Conn., m.
Oct. 15, 1825, Lydia
Russel. Their son-
John Lines of Water,
bury, was b. Jan. 7,
iv. Linusof Harrington. 111.
T. Julia Ann, ni. Hiram
vi. Nancy, m.. F-h. 1813,
Seymour Sperry. A
daughter of theirs is
Mrs. Jirch B. Foote of
New Haven, Conn.
33. Samuel'' Lines (Samuel^,
SamueP, John', Samuel-, Ralph')
lived in Woodbridge, and married,
June 18, 1795, I'olly Sperry. He
died February 23, 1848. Polly died
February 14, 1844, aged sixty-nine.
The liivision of the estate of JSamuel
Carrington, in 181 5, mentions his
daughter Polly, wife of Samuel
Lines. (New Haven Probate, Vol.
XXVIII, p. 158.)
i. Amadeus^, b. 1796, d.
Apr. II. 1812.
u. Mernt, b. 1798. d. Jan.
iii. Jeremiah, b. 1801, d.
May 7, 1882, m. Nov.
27, 1823. Nancy Rich-
ardson. Mrs. Betsey
Morgan of Wood-
bridge. Conn., is their
iv. Eunice, b. 1804, m. Oct.
24, 1825, William Min-
V. Sally, b. 1806, d. Sept.
10, 1877. m. Mar. 27,
1826. Caleb A. Finch,
vi. Harriet, m. Feb. 5,
1826, Silas Ailing,
vii. John, b. 181 2, d. Nov.
viii. John J., b. 1818. d. Apr.
2, i860, m. Apr. 29,
1842 .Eliza Riggs.
34. Zebulon'' Lines (Samuel'",
Samuel', John', Samuel-, Ralph')
of ( )xford. Conn., m;irried, J;muary
25. 1795, Lois Andrus.
i. Benjamin' Vincen.
bapt. Sept. 25, 1798. m.
Hannah English, and
had Clark, Marshal,
Irving, and Benjamin
ii. Alvin Austin, bapt.
Seiit. .'5, 1798.
iii. Sherman, b. Nov. 12,
1798, (1. in Woodbury
Aug. 31, 1876, aged 78.
iv. Thirza, b. Oct. 3, iSoo.
V. Zebulon Marshal, bapt.
Mar. 3, 1803, d. Nov.
vi. Maria Marcia, b. Dec.
2, 1804. d. May 5, 1805.
35. Ransom'"' Lines (Erastus^,
Ralph*, Ebenezer^, SamueP,
Ralph ^) married Elizabeth, daugh-
ter of Isaac and Anna (Mix) Gilbert.
He died November 6, 1815; she
died May 19, 1839. Their children,
Jairus, Charles, Harriet and Grace,
chose their uncle, Elias Gilbert, for
guardian, June 17, 1822.
i. Jairus^ G. (aged 20 at
ii. Charles M. (aged 19).
iii. Harriet E.(aged 17), m.
John W. Barber,
iv. Grace (aged 13).
V. George L. (aged 11).
vi. Henry (aged 8).
36. Ralph" Lines (Erastus^,
Ralph'*, Ebenezer^, SamueP,
Ralph*) married Lois .
ii. Joseph, m. June, 1831,
Eliza Gaylord, and had
issue (i) Edward^ Aug-
ustus, b. May 19, 1832;
(2) Frances Louisa, b.
37. Calvin*' Lines (Eber^, John*,
Ebenezer^, SamueP, Ralph*) lived
in Woodbridge and married, October
13. 1808, Sally Newton Booth. He
died September 18, 1818.
44. i. Edwin'' Lyman, b. 1810.
45. ii. Henry Willis, b, Dec.
iii. Mary, m. Philo Chat-
field of New Haven.
38. Hannah" Lines (Eber^,
John*, Ebenezer*, SamueP,
Ralph*) married, first, Truman
Terrell, son of Eliakim and Eliz-
abeth (Twitchell) Terrell, born
November 23, 1784. Truman died
May 20, 1852, and she married.
second, Aveil Peck. Hannah
resided in Bethany and died Nov-
ember 19, 1866.
i. Louise Terrell, b. Feb.
20, 1814, m. Ezra S.
ii. Almira Terrell, b, June
28, 1815, d. Dec. 9, 1815.
iii. Almira Terrell, b. Dec.
25, 1816, m. (i) Isaac
Clark; m. (2) Stephen
iv. Grace Terrell, b. Jan,
11, 1819, m. Hiram
V. Lauren Terrell, b. Dec.
12, 1820, d. October 13,
vi. Elizabeth Terrell, b.
Jan. 24, 1823, m. Nath-
vii. Smith, b. Apr. 9, 1825.
viii. Wales, b. Oct. 29, 1826.
ix. Calvin, b. May 14, 1828,
d. Mar. 29, 1846.
X. Henry, b-. June 8, 1835,
d. May 18, 1836.
39. Eber" Lines (Eber^, John*,
Ebenezer^, SamueP, Ralph*) of
Bethany, Conn., married Mary Ter-
rell, and died October 2, 1836.
ii. Minerva, m. Henry
iii, Rebecca, m. H. Stev-
iv. Hannah, m. Edwin
V. Eliza, m. (i) Samuel
Smith; m. (2) Charles
vi. Goodell, m. Laura M.
Whitney. Children: (i)
Charles F., m. Alice B.
Crick; Carrie, (2) m.
James P. Manaton ; (3)
vii. Cornelia, m. S. H.
40. John*^ Lines (Jiiines', James*,
Benjamin-. Ralph-. Ralph') ol
W»)oUbri(l);c, Conn., married, Jan-
uary 8. 1800, Betsey IVrkms. John
died May 19, 1847. Betsey died
June 6, 1 85 I.
46. i. Charles', b. Nov. 15,
ii. David, b. July i, 1S03.
was a sea captain, and
disappeared at Niagara
June 15, 1862.
iii. Anna, b. Oct. 27, 1R05,
m. Aug. 19, 1821, Elihu
iv. Betsey, b 1809, d. Mar.
41. Iv/.ra Augustus" Lines (Ezra'"'.
James*. Benjamin''. Ralph*, Ralph ')
of New Haven, Conn., married,
first, Lucy A. Ritter; second,
(Children (by first wife):
i. Augustus', E., b. Nov.
4. 1822. m. Martha
ii. George P., b. Nov. 23.
1824, m. (i) Almira F.
Augur; (;:) Ann E.
iii. Jane E., b. Aug. 2. 1830.
Children by second wife:
V. Maria, ni. James H.
42. Lcverctt' Lines (Alvin'',
Samuel', Samuel', John''. S.imuel-,
Ralph') of Oxford and New Haven,
Conn., married. January 27, 1802,
Sally BUakc He died December
j6. is 26.
i. r.everetf*, b. about
J7. ii. f^:ivid Harpin, b. about
iii. Orrin, h. Mar. 23. 1810.
iv. Sarah, b. Fob. 13. 1S13,
m. Eliznr H. Clark.
V. Lucy Tanc. b. aliout
1815. d. July 26, 1854.
43. Anna" Twines (Alvin'', Sam-
uel', Samuel'. John". Samuel..
Ralph') married, January, 1803,
i. Hannah Ball, ra.
Lyman M a n v i II e.
Children: (i) .Inn
hlizabeth Afanville, m.
(i) Eleazer W. Bald-
win, (2) John H. Claflin
of Gilxson, Penn. : (2)
Grace A. AfanrilU, m.
Charles A. Thompson ;
(3) Lyman J). Mauvillf,
m. Caroline Bradley;
(4) Mary L. ManvilU,
m. William H. Bron-
son; (5) Perry S. Afan-
ville, m. Ellen J. Smith ;
(6) Harriet H. 'Manville^
m. Theodore Bradley;
(7) Helen C. Afanville,
m.John M. Button; (8)
Kvuna JWcnvn Afanville,
m. Charles H. Pope.
ii. ■^illis Ball, ni. Mary
Allen, and removed to
44. Edwin" L. Lines (Calvin*^,
Eber ', John*, Ebenezer'', Samuel-,
Ralph') married Elizabeth Curtis
of Meriden. Conn. He died in 1831.
i. Calvin"* C, b. June 20,
1833. lives in Peoria,
111. ; m.(i)Jeannie Mud-
gett: (2) Helen ^^
ii. H(jmer C, b. June 28,
1 8 -^6, d. 1899, m. Anna
iii. Louise A., b. 1838, d.
iv. Sarah S.. b. 1842, d.
v, (Son), b. and d. 1843.
vi. ICli/.abeth S., b. 1850, d.
t8f)o, m. Aaron S, ()ak-
45. Ilcnrv' W. Lines (Calvin'-.
Ebcr'', John'. Ebenc^.er^, Samuel-,
Ralph') lived in Naugatuck, Conn.,
and married. June 2. 1835, Harriet
Bunnell. He died Januarv 30, 1863;
W\< widow died Februarv 24. 1898.
i. Henry^ Wales, b. June
13, 1838, m. June 23,
1861, Sarah C. Hunger.
He lives in Meriden,
ii. Mary E.
iii. Edwin S., the well-
known New Jersey
Bishop, m. Mary More-
46. Charles'^ Lines (John*^,
James^, Jamas'^, Benjamin^,
Ralph^, Ralph^) married Asenath
Ailing. He lived in Woodbridge,
Conn., and died July 11, 1857.
Asenath died October 11, 1862.
48. i. John** Marshall, b.
Sept. 15, 1830.
47. David* H. Lines (Leveretf,
Alvin", Samuel^, SamueH, John^,
SamueP, Ralph^) married, first, in
Wallingford, Conn., June 17, 1824,
Julia Ann, daughter of Street H.
and Martha (Bartholomew) Morse,
They removed to Delphi, N. Y.,
where Julia died September, 1846.
He married, second, in 1847, Electa
M. . He died about 187X at
Children (by first wife) :
i, Henry^, b. May 7,
1825. d. Sept. 17, 1896,
in New Haven, m.
Sept. 23, 1846, Mary
ii. Augustus. b. June,
1826, d, Dec. 28, 1892,
in Cleveland, O. , m.
Jan. I, 1848, Mary Ann
iii. David Josiah, m. Phi-
lena Goodrich, lived in
iv. James Elizur, m.
Estella Blake, lived in
Homer, N. Y.
V. Thomas Duane. m.
Jennie Simmons, lives
in Syracuse, N. Y.
vi. Fr;.'nk Newton,
Children by second wife: 1
viii. Charles Aldrich, m.
xi. Fred, m. Lizzie Brai-
48, John* M. Lines (Charles^
John'', James'5, James'', Benjamin^,
Ralph^, Ralph') married, July 21,
1854, Adeline Curley of New York.
They lived in Woodbridge, where
Mr. Lines was a prominent citizen.
He died March 28, 1894.
i. Ella« A., m. Thomas
ii. Isabella, d. Nov. 11,
iii. Harriet M.
iv. Adeline M., m. June
18, 1889, Frederick A.
V. David C.
vi, Maude E.
vii, Eugenia, d. June 30,
viii. John M., m. Ida
ix. Thomas C. , d. Aug, 20,
Note — Through the kindness of
Mrs. Frank A. Corbin of New
Haven, I am enabled to make the
3. Henryi Lines (John), who set-
tled in New Haven about 1642 and
died January 14, 1662, married Eliz-
abeth Harrison, This is proved by
the following record: 1668, June
18, Certificate that Hopestill Lyne
— 6 to 7 years old, dau. of Henry
Lyne of New Haven, in New Eng-
land, son of John Lyne of Badby,
Northamptonshire, which Henry
died Jan, 14, 1662, and had the child
Hopestill by his wife Elizabeth, dau.
of Richard Harrison of West Kerly,
Cheshire, is still alive, is sworn to
by Richard Harrison, Thomas
Johnson, Wm. Meaker and Ellen
Johnson. (New Jersey Archives.
Vol. XXI, p. 29.)
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