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VOL. LI. 



No. I. 



THE NEW YORK 

Genealogical and Biographical 

Record. 



DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF AMERICAN 
GENEALOGY AND BIOGRAPHY. 



ISSUED QUARTERLY. 







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January, 1920 



PUBLISHED BY THE 

NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY 
226 West 58TH Street, New York. 



The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. 



Publication Committee : 
HOPPER STRIKER MOTT, Editor. 
JOHN R. TOTTEN, Financial Editor. 

JOHN EDWIN STILLWELL, M. D. TOBIAS A. WRIGHT. 

ROYDEN WOODWARD VOSBURGH. REV. S. WARD RIGHTER. 

CAPT. RICHARD HENRY GREENE. MRS. ROBERT D. BRISTOL. 

RICHARD SCHERMERHORN, JR. CHARLES J. WERNER 



JANUARY, 1920.— CONTENTS. 

PAGE 

Illustrations Portrait of .Andrew Carnegie . . . , Frontispiece 

Portrait of Hon. Capt. Ciiristopher Christopliers Facing 18 

Portrait of Saraii (Prout) Christophiers " 20 

."ivpry ."irms " 84 

Portrait of Samuel Putnam ,^ very. Sr " 86 

Portrait of Samuel Putnam Avery " 90 

Portraitof Dr. Reuel Stewart " 92 

1. Andrew Carnegie. Contributed by John R. Totten i 

2. Christophers Family. Contributed by John R. Totten. (Continued 

from Vol. L, p. 334) 8 

3. PuRDY, GuiON, Beecher AND Thomas FAMILY NoTES. Contributed by 

Theresa Hall Bristol . • 24 

4. John Brown of New Harbor, Maine (1623-1670), and Some of his 

Descendants. Contributed by Theresa Hall Bristol .... 29 

5. Westchester County, N. Y., Miscellanea. Contributed by Theresa 

Hall Bristol. (Continued from Vol. L, p. 242) 39 

6. Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Wawarsing. Edited 

by Royden Woodward Vosburgh. (Continued from Vol. L, p. 391) . . 47 

7. The TiBBiTTS or Tibbetts Family. Descendants of George Tip- 

PETT OF Yonkers, N. Y. Contributed by William Solyman Coons. 
(Continued from Vol. L. p. 364) 63 

8. Corrections and Additions to Published Genealogical Works . 74 

9. Department for Registration of Pedigrees. Conducted by John 

Reynolds Totten 83 

10. The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society's De- 

partment OF Registration op Pedigrees. (Continued from Vol. 

L, p. 237) 84 

11. Society Proceedings 93 

12. Queries — Tuthill 94 

13. Book Reviews. By John R. Totten 94 

14. Accessions to the Library 100 

NOTICE.— The Publication Committee aims to admit into tfie Record only such new Genea- 
logical, Biographical, and Historical matter as may be relied on for accuracy and authenticity, but 
neither the Society nor its Committee is responsible for-opinions or errors of contributors, whether 
published under the name or without signature. 

The Record is issued quarterly, on the first of January, April, 
July and October. Terms: $5.00 a year in advance. Subscriptions 
should be sent to N. Y. GEN. & BIOG. SOC, 

226 West s8th Street, New York City 

For Advertising Rates apply to the Society at above address. 



tJFiHP NEW YORK 






Genealogical and Biographical 

Record. 



DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF AMERICAN 
GENEALOGY AND BIOGRAPHY. 



ISSUED QUARTERLY. 




VOLUME LI, 1920 



PUBLISHED BY THE 

NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY 
226 West 58TH Street, New York. 




Publication Committee : 
HOPPER STRIKER MOTT, Editor. 
JOHN R. TOTTEN, Financial Editor. 

JOHN EDWIN STILLWELL, M. D. TOBIAS A. WRIGHT. 

ROYDEN WOODWARD VOSBURGH. REV. S. WARD RIGHTER. 

CAPT. RICHARD HENRY GREENE. MRS. ROBERT D. BRISTOL. 

RICHARD SCHERMERHORN, JR. WILLIAM ALFRED ROBBINS 



INDEX OF SUBJECTS. 



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Accessions to Society's Library; not 
reviewed — 

American Historical Society, Re- 
port for IQ16, Vols, I and II, 
100 

American Revolution, National 
Society Sons of, Report for 
1919, 280 

Andover, N. H., History of the 
Town of, 100 

Athens, N. Y., First Reformed 
Church. Report of, 280 

Auburn Dale, Mass., Early Days 
in, (1665-1870), 100 

Beanes, Dr. William, Biographi- 
cal Sketch of, 172 

Belfast, Maine, Vital Records to 
i8q2, Vol. II, 172 

Brookins Families, a brief sketch 
of, 280 

Brown Family Chart, manuscript, 
100 

Cambridg;e, Mass., I'ifty years a 
City, 1846-1896, 172 

Canaan Four Corners, N. Y., Re- 
cords of the Congregational 
Church and Society, typewritten 
manuscript, 100 

Carnegie Endowment Corpora- 
tion, Report for 1919, 100 

Caruth, Mrs. R. P., her pedigree, 
manuscript, 100 

Caruth, Walter S., his pedigree, 
manuscript, 172 

Carys of Virginia, 100 

Catskill, Greene Co., N. Y., Re- 
cords of the Reformed Dutch 
Church, typewritten manu- 
script, 172 

Caudehec Family in America 
(1700-1920), 100 

Connett, Sapp, Stauffer-Stover 
Families, History of, 100 

Coe, Rev. E. B. Commemorative 
Discourse on, 172 

Colles, The Descendants, manu- 
script 280 

Colonial Lords, Order of, etc., 
280 

Dean Family Chart, manuscript, 
172 

Derby, Conn., Town Records of, 
100 

Emerson, George Barrell, LL.D., 
Memoirs of, 100 



Accessions to Society's Library; not 
reviewed (Continued) 

Essex, Mass., Quarterly Court of, 
Records and Files, Vol. VIL, 
280 

Ffoster, Thomas, Photographic 
copy of deed by him dated 
March 3. 1674-5, 280 

Fleming, Owasco Outlet, Cayuga 
Co., N. Y., Records of the Re- 
formed Protestant Dutch 
Church, typewritten manu- 
script, 100 

Florida, Montgomery Co., N. Y., 
Records of the United Presby- 
terian Church, typewritten man- 
uscript, 100 

French Genealogical Associa- 
tion, Letters and Papers of, 
100 

Genealogies, American and Eng- 
lish, List of, in the Library of 
Congress, Washington, D. C, 
280 

Ghent, Columbia Co., N. Y., Re- 
cords of the Reformed Dutch 
Church, called Christ Church, 
typewritten manuscript, 172 

Gordons of Virginia, History of, 
172 

Hayford Family, History of, 17J 

Herkimer, Fort, (N. Y.) Reform- 
ed Dutch Church, Report of, 
172 

Holland Society, N. Y. City, Year 
Book, 1919, 100 

Horseshoe, Knights of Golden, 
Constitution of, 100 

Howland Heirs, History of, 172 

Johnstown, N. Y., Records of St. 
John's Episcopal Church, type- 
written manuscript, 100 

Kansas, State Historical Society, 
Biennial Report, 1917-1919, 172 

Kiskatom, Catskill, N. Y., Re- 
cords of the Reformed Protes- 
tant Dutch Church, typewritten 
manuscript, 172 

Knights of the Golden Horseshoe, 
Constitution of, 100 

Labagh, Rev. P., Memorial of, 
171 

Lafayette, Order of. Constitution 
of, 100 



Index of Subjects. 



Accessions to Society's Library; not 
reviewed (Conlinued) 

Lamoureux Family, Report No. 
I, 172 

Leeds, Town of Catskill, N. Y., 
Records of the Reformed 
Dutch Church, typewritten 
manuscript, 172 

Litchfield, Maine, History of 
Town of, 100 

Louisiana Historical Society Pub- 
lications, Vols. ni-VIII, 100 

Massachusetts Bay, Acts and Re- 
solves of the Province of, Vol. 
XX, 100 

Massachusetts Historical Society, 
Proceedings of, 1918-19, Vol. 
LII, 172 

Michigan, University of, Obituary 
Notices, 1837-1911,280 

Montague, Mass., History of 
Town of, 100 

Newcastle, Maine, Town Re- 
cords of, 100 

New Concord, Town of Chatham, 
Columbia Co., N. Y., Records 
of the Congregational Church, 
typewritten manuscript, 172 

New England Gazetteer, 1902, 
100 

New Hampshire, Old Home 
Week, 100 

New York Historical Society, 
Bulletin, Vol. IV, No. I, 280 

New York, New Jersey and Con- 
necticut, Medical Directory of, 
280 

New York, Old and New, 172 

New York, Presbytery of, Hand 
Book, I919-20, 280 

New York, Reformed Protestant 
Dutch Church, Manual of for 
1859, 171 

New York City, Collegiate Re- 
formed Protestant Dutch 
Church, Year Book, 1880, 172 

New York City, Directory of the 
Board of Education, i860, 172 

New York, City of. Minutes of 
the Common Council, Vols. XI- 
XIX, 100 

New York City, Social Registers 
of 1917, 1918, 280 

Nichols Family in America, 172 

Ohio, Perry County, History of, 100 

Orange County, N. Y., Portraits 
and Biographical Records of, 
172 

Order of Colonial Lords, etc., 280 

Order of the Knights of the Gol- 
den Horseshoe, Constitution of, 
100 

Order of Lafayette, 100 



Accessions to Society's Library; not 
reviewed {Continued) 

Order of the Imperial Yellow 
Rose, Constitution of, 100 

Owasco, N. Y., Records of the 
Reformed Dutch Church, type- 
written manuscript, ico 

Pastor and Church, 171 

Patten, Matthew, of Bedford, N. 
H., Diary of, 1754-1788, 172 

Puffer,George,of Braintree,Mass., 
Descendants of, 280 

Rhode Island, Documentary His- 
tory of. Vol. II, 172 

Roe, Capt. Daniel, Diary of (1806- 
8), 100 

Russell Family of Bovina, N. Y., 
manuscript, 280 

Saltonstall Genealogy, 280 

Sapp Family, 100 

Seneca County, N. Y., Manual of 
the Churches of, 280 

South Farms, now the town of 
Morris, Litchfield Co., Conn., 
Records of Deaths, manuscript, 
172 

Stauffer-Stover Family, 100 

Stover Family, 100 

Surgeons, American College of, 
Directory of Members, 280 

Tilden, Samuel J., Life of, 2 vols., 
280 

Troy, N. Y., Records of the Park 
Presbyterian Church, 280 

United States Military Academy 
(West Point), Association of 
Graduates, Report of and Nec- 
rology for 1919, 280 

Van Liew Family Chart, manu- 
script, 100 

Viele, Kathlyne K., her pedigree, 
manuscript, 280 

Washington Family Notes and 
Chart on, 280 

Westfield, Mass., History of, 280 

Whitesboro, N. Y., in the town of 
Whitestown, Oneida Co., N. Y., 
Records of the First Presby- 
terian Church, typewritten man- 
uscript, 280 

Whiting, Rev. Samuel, D.D., 
Memorial of, 280 

Williams College, Williamstown, 
Mass., Alumni Number, 1919, 
100 

Willis Family of New England 
and New Jersey, 280 

Wood, Leonard, Life of, 280 

Yellow Rose, Constitution of the 
Imperial Order of, 100 
Additions to Published Genealogical 
Works, 74, 161 



Index of Subjects. 



Addresses — 

Delivered on occasion of confer- 
ring Honorary Membership in 
this Society on his Excellency 
Jean Jules Jiisserand, Ambassa- 
dor to the United States from 
France, 241 

Appreciation, Card of, by Mrs. J. 
Warren Goddard, 278 

Arms, Coats of — 

Avery Arms, in color, 84 

Art, First School of in America, 
Founded by Archibald Robert- 
son, 130 

Astor, William Waldorf (Baron Aslor 
of Hever, Viscount Astor), Nec- 
rology, 118 

Authors — see Contributors 

Avery, Samuel Putnam 

His Avery Pedigree, 84 
His Park Pedigree, 87 

Beecher Family — Bible Records, 27 
Benton, Andrew Arthur, Necrology, 

127 
Bible Records — 

Beecher Family, 27 

Gould Family, 28 

Guion Family, 26 

Purdy Family, 24 

Thomas Family, 28 
Biographical Sketches — 

Carnegie, Andrew, i 

Draeyer, Andries, 194 

Dreyer, Andreas, 194 

Lawton, Eliza Macintosh Clinch 
(Anderson), loi 

Lawton, Mrs. James Marsland, loi 

Lovelace, Francis, Governor of 
New York, 1668-1673, 175 

Robertson, Archibald, 130 

Salomon, William, 173 

Thome, Jonathan, 281 
Book Reviews — 

Avery, Fairchild and Park Fam- 
ilies of Massachusetts, by Sam- 
uel Putnam Avery, 94, 279 

Bauman Family Chart, by John 
Jarvis Vail, 98 

Bayard, Houston and Bolton 
Families, by Gaston Baillie Bul- 
loch, M. D., 171 

Beanes, Dr. William, the inci- 
dental cause of the authorship 
of the Star-Spangled Banner, by 
Caleb Clarke Magruder, 278 

Bellingham, Mass., 1719-1919, His- 
tory of, by George F. Partridge, 
279 

Blaine Family, by John Ewing 
Blaine, 364 

Bolton Family, by Gaston Baillie 
Bulloch, M. D., 171 



Book Reviews {Continued) 

Brereton Family, by John Brere- 
ton, 95 

Brown, Alexander, and His De- 
scendants, by Mary Elizabeth 
Brown, 97 

Bushnell, Daniel Edwin, Memor- 
ial, by Emma H. Bushnell, 171 

Butler Pedigree Chart, compiled 
by Henry Langdon Butler, Jr., 
98 

Chickering Family, one branch of, 
and the complete ancestry of 
Mary Chickering Nichols, by 
Frederick C. Torrey, 279 

Christie Family, by Walter Chris- 
tie, 171 

Coddington Records, Descendants 
of Isaac, Reuben and Uzziah 
Coddington, by H. C. Codding- 
ton, 279 

Curzon Family of New York and 
Baltimore and Their English 
Descendants, by J. Hall Pleas- 
ants, 96 

Dwelly's Parish Records, Vols. V 
and Vn, Bishop's Transcripts 
at Wells,England,by E. Dwelly, 
170 

Fairchild Family, by Samuel Put- 
nam Avery, 94, 279 

Fales Family of Bristol, R. L, and 
Ancestry of Haliburton Fales of 
New York City, by De Coursey 
Fales, 97 

Fuller, Thomas, of Woburn, 
Mass., Genealogy of Some De- 
scendants of, by William Hyslop 
Fuller, 97 

George Family in America, His- 
tory of One Branch, by Jasper 
P. George, 170 

Goodridge Genealogy, by Edwin 
Alonzo Goodridge, 96 

Guilford Genealogy, by Helen 
Morrill Guilford, 171 

Harlan Family, History and Gene- 
alogy of, by Alpheus H. Harlan, 
96 

Houston Family, by Gaston Bail- 
lie Bulloch, M.D., 171 

Illinois, University of. Record of 
the Alumni of, to I918, edited 
by Franklin W. Scott, Secretary 
of the University, 98 

Kuykendall Family, History of, 
by George Benson Kuykendall, 

97 
Lawrences of Cornwall, England, 
Family History of, compiled by 
Rev. Alexander Gordon, for 
Lady Durning-Lawrence, 98 



Index of Subjects. 



Uook Reviews {Continued) 

Livingstons of Callendar and their 
Principal Cadets, new edition, 
by Eilwin Brockholst Living- 
ston, 9q 

" Mayflower," the last of the, by 
Rendcl Harris, 364 

New England Society of Charles- 
ton, S. C, by William Way, 364 

New Haven, Conn., Ancient Town 
Records of, edited by Franklin 
Howditch Dexter; published by 
New Haven Colonv Historical 
Society, Vol. II (1662-1684), 97 

New York, Old and New, a souv- 
enir volume, published by the 
N. Y. CoDunercial, 279 

Nichols Family in America, by 
L. N. Nichols, 278 

Park Family, by Samuel Putnam 
Avery, 94, 279 

Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., 
Class of 1890, by Alfred John- 
son, 364 

Piscataqua (N. H.) Pioneers, edit- 
ed by John Scales, Dover, N. H., 

95 

Putnam, Andrew the l-amily of, 
by Judge Job Barnard, 278 

Rhodes Family in America, by 
Nelson Osgood Rhoades, 171 

Schenectady, N. Y., History of 
St. George's Church in, by Wil- 
lis T. Hanson, Jr., 95 

Sheldon Family, Historic Sketch 
of, by Harry Walters Sheldon, 

364 
Sherman Genealogy, by Thomas 

T. Sherman, 99, 363 
Southern Families, Notable, by 

Zella Armstrong, 279 
Terra Cotta, The Story of, by 

Walter Geer, 171 
Vad Family Chart, by John Jarvis 

Vail, 98 
West, William, of Scituate, R. L, 

by George M. West, 171 
Whitaker, Epher, of Southold, N. 

v., Memorial Sketch, 364 
Wildes F'amily of Burlington 

County, N. J., by Charles Shep- 

ard, 364 
Brown, John, of New Harbor, Maine 

(1623-1670), and some of his 

Descendants, 29 
Burgess, Edward Guyre, Necrology, 

119 

Card of Appreciation from Mrs. J. 

Warren Goddard, 278 
Cady, Henry, Necrology, 128 
Carnegie, Andrew, Necrology, 120 



Cheesman, Timothy Matlack, M. D., 

Necrology, 128 
Chester, Herbert Merritt, Necrology, 

121 
Christophers Family, 8, 148, 206, 329 
Clinton, George, First Governor of 

New York, Notes on the Eng- 
lish Ancestry of, 360 
Contributors— 

l$eatty, Dr. Joseph M., Jr., 360 
Bamford, Mrs. E. M., 277 
Becker, Edith Van Heusen, 285 
Becker, Mrs. Frank N., 285 
Boweii, Clarence Winthrop, 241 
Bristol. Theresa Hall, 24, 29, 39, 

252 
Coons, William Solyman, 63, 103, 

266, 346 
Cornell, John, 170 
Cowing, Janet McKay, 27 
Fairchild, Helen L., 161 
Fairchild, Mrs. Charles S., 161 
Finch, Hon. Edward R., 101 
Goddard, Geraldine (Winslow), 

130, 278 
Goddard, Mrs. J. Warren, 130,278 
Hill, Edwin A., 222 
Jahr, Torslein, 194 
Jiisserand, His F^xcellency Jean 

Jules, 241 
Kissam, Henry Snyder, 117, 173 
Parkhurst, Charles D., 259, 300 
Pleasants, J. Hall, M. D., 175 
Putnam, Tarrant, 345 
Stires, Rev. Ernest Milmore, 241 
Titus, Edmund D., 74 
Totteii, John R., I, 8. 83, 94, 148, 

170, 206, 278, 329, 363 
Vail, Mrs. Lotta Tuthill, 94 
Vosburgh, Royden Woodward, 47, 

138, 233 
Thorne, Samuel Brinckerhoff, 281 
Cornell Family, Query, 170 
Corrections and Additions to Published 

Genealogical Works, 74, l6l 

I'amily Notes — 
Beecher, 27 

Christophers, 8, 148, 206, 329 
Cornell, Query, 170 
Foord, Query, 277 
Forman, 161 
Gould, 28 
Guion, 26 
Hempstead, 259 
Ledyard, 161 
Manwaring, 300 
Purdy, 24 

Rich, of Eastern Connecticut, 222 
Seymour, 161 
Thomas, 28 

Tibbitts (or Tibbetts), 63, 103, 266, 
346 



Index of Subjects. 



Registration of Pedigrees, Department 

of, 83, 162 
Rich Family of Eastern Connecticut, 

222 
Robertson, Archibald, Founderof First 

Art School in America, 130 
Robertson, Archibald, his portrait of 

Washington, 345 

Salomon, William, Necrology, 126 
Schermerhorn, Frederick Augustus, 

Necrology, 120 
Sexton, Lawrence Eugene, Necrology, 

126 
Seymour Family, Addition and Cor- 
rection, 161 
Society Proceedings, 93, 168, 277, 362 
Subscribers to this Publication, Notice 
to, 172 

Thomas Family, Bible Records, 28 



Thompson, Charles Griswold, Nec- 
rology, 120 

Tibbitts or Tibbetts Family, 63, 103, 
266, 346 

Tippett, Descendants of George Tip- 
pett of Yonkers, N. Y., 6j, 103, 
266, 346 

Titus Family, Additions and Cor- 
rections, 74 

Tuthill Family, Query, 94 

Van Husen(Van Heusen, Van Hoesen) 
Family, 285 

Wawarsing, N. Y., Records of the Re- 
formed Dutch Church, 47, 138, 

233 

Westchester County, N. Y., Miscell- 
anea, 39, 252 

Woolworth, Frank Winfield, Nec- 
rology, 120 



Index of Subjects. 



Family Notes {Continued) 
Tippett, 63, 103, 266, 346 
Titus, 74 

Tutliill, Query, 94 
Vail Husen (Van Heusen, V'an 
Hoesen), 28; 
Foord Family, Query, 277 
Forman Family, Addition and Cor- 
rection, 161 

Gardiner, Asa Bird, Necrology, 122 
Genealogical Records — 

Beecher, 27 

Christophers, 8, 148, 206, 329 

Cornell, Query, 170 

Foord, Query, 277 

Forman, 161 

Gould, 28 

Guion, 26 

Hempstead, 259 

Ledyard, 161 

Manwaring, 300 

Purdy, 24 

Rich, of Eastern Connecticut, 222 

Seymour, 161 

Thomas, 28 

Tibbitts (or Tibbetts), 63, 103, 266, 
346 

Tippett, 63, 103, 266, 346 

Titus, 74 

Tuthill, 94 

Van Husen (Van Heusen, Van 
Hoesen), 285 
Gould Family, Bible Records, 28 
Guion Family, Bible Records, 26 

Hatfield, Abraham, Jr.— 
his Burr pedigree, 164 
his Ward pedigree, 162 
Hempstead's Diary, Comments on and 
Corrections to the Introduction 
to, 259 
Hempstead Family, 259 

Illustrations — 

Avery Coat of Arms, in color, 84 
Portrait of Samuel Putnam Avery, 

Senior, 86 
Portrait of Samuel Putnam Avery. 

Junior. 90 
Portrait of Andrew Carnegie, i 
Portrait of Christopher Chris- 
tophers. 18 
Portrait of Sarah (Prout) Chris- 
tophers, 20 
Portrait of Eliza Macintosh Clinch 

(Anderson) Lawton, loi 
Portrait of Mrs. James Marsland 

Lawton, 101 
Portrait of William Salomon, 173 
Portrait of Reuel Stewart, M. U.,q2 
Portrait of Jimnthan Thovne, 281 
Index of Names in Volume LI, 365 



Index of Names in Wawarsing Church 
Records, 393 

Kulling, Catherine Elizabeth (Stewart) 
VVood — her Culver pedigree, 90 

Langdon, Woodbury Gersdorf, Nec- 
rology, 120 

Lawton, Eliza Macintosh Clinch (An- 
derson), Necrology, 120 

Lawton, Mrs. James Marsland, Nec- 
rology, 120 

Ledyard Family. Addition and Cor- 
rection, 161 

Lefferts, William Henry, Necrology, 
123 

Manwaring Family, 300 

May, Calvin Sloane, M. D., Necrology, 
124 

Mott, Hopper Lenox, his Brown pedi- 
gree, 165 

Necrology of Members, 1919, 117-129 

Newkirk, Thomas Jefferson, Necrol- 
ogy, 124 

New York Genealogical and Bio- 
graphical Record, Notice to its 
subscribers, 172 

Notice to Subscribers to this Publi- 
cation, 172 

Pedigrees, Registered — 

Avery Pedigree of Samuel Put- 
nam Avery, 84 
Brown Pedigree of Hopper Lenox 

Mott, 165 
Burr Pedigree of Abraham Hat- 
field, Jr., 164 
Culver Pedigree of Catherine 
Elizabeth (Stewart) Wood-Kul- 
ling, 90 
Park Pedigree of Samuel Putnam 

Avery, 87 
Ward Pedigree of Abraham Hat- 
field, Jr., 162 
Portraits — see Illustrations — 

Samuel Putnam Avery, Senior, 86 
Samuel Putnam Avery. Junior, 90 
Andrew Carnegie, i 
Christopher Christophers, 18 
Sarah (Prout) Christophers, 20 
Eliza Macintosh Clinton (Ander- 
son) Lawton, lol 
Mrs. James Marsland Lawton, loi 
Reuel Stewart, M. I)., 92 
Jonathan Thorne, 281 
Purdy Family, Bible Records, 24 

Queries, 94, 169, 277 

Records — 

Wawarsing, N. Y., Reformed 
Dutch Church, 27, 138, 233 





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THE NEW YORK 



Vol. LI. NEW YORK, JANUARY, 1920. No. I 



ANDREW CARNEGIE, 

WHOSE LIFE AND CAREER FURNISHES A MOST REMARKABLE EXAMPLE 
OF THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS A 
FIELD, OFFERS TO THE YOUTH OF AMBITION, CAPABILITY, ENERGY, AND 
STEADFASTNESS OF PURPOSE, TO RISE, WITHIN THE SHORT PERIOD 
OF FIFTY-THREE YEARS, FROM A CONDITION OF PENURY TO THE 
POSSESSION OF HONESTLY EARNED VAST WEALTH. 



Contributed by John R. Totten. 



That the United States of America is a field that offers unsur- 
passed opportunities for success to crown individual effort in the 
struggle for wealth, is the often expressed opinion of enthusiastic, 
patriotic citizens of this land. That such an expression of belief is 
not merely an empty, self-sufficient assertion, but a positive demon- 
strable fact, is made evident by a brief review of the life and career 
of Andrew Carnegie, the foremost iron-master of his tmie, the 
phenomonally successful business man, the financier, the world 
known philanthropist, and in later years the author and man of 
letters: — a man who, within the short space of fifty-three years of 
active effort, developed from a penniless boy into the type of 
colossal wealth of the twentieth century. 

Andrew Carnegie was born on November 25, 1835, at Dunferm- 
line, Fifeshire, Scotland. He was the elder son of William and 
Margaret (Morrison) Carnegie of that town, a community largely 
composed of old time hand-loom weavers. His father was a man of 
strong character and was favorably known to his fellow townsmen 
as a writer and speaker on matters of political interest ; he was a 
master-weaver by trade, in those times of hand-loom weaving, own- 
ing several looms, one of which he operated himself, while for the 
others he employed hired operators. Prior to the time of the intro- 
duction of steam in the weaving industry, William Carnegie main- 
tained himself and family in comfortable circumstances ; but, when 
steam was introduced as a motive power, he recognized that hand- 
loom weaving was doomed, and he decided to sell out his small plant 
and emigrate to the United States. It was with great reluctance that 
he finally reached this decision, and the sale of his looms was made at 



2 Andrew Carnegie. [Ja-i- 

such sacrifice as to leave him almost without any funds to enable 
him to take this step ; but, in order to give his two sons, Andrew and 
Thomas Morrison, that better chance of success that he deemed 
would be theirs under the influence of republican institutions, the 
decision was made ; and in 1848, when Andrew, his son, was about 
thirteen years old, with £ 10 borrowed from Andrew's mother's 
brother, to defray the expenses of the trip, he sailed for this country 
with his entire family consisting of himself, wife and two sons, 
bound for Allegheny City, Pa., in which town the family at that time 
had relatives. It will thus be seen that the family on arrival at their 
destination was without capital, and in fact in debt for money bor- 
rowed to make the trip. William Carnegie, the father, at once 
entered a cotton factory as an operator and his son Andrew followed 
him soon after into this same mill as a bobbin-boy, as his first employ- 
ment, where by toiling from daylight to dark in a long twelve hour 
laboring day he earned one dollar and twenty cents a week. Andrew, 
while living at Dunfermline and attending school there, had acquired 
a thorough grounding in reading, writing and arithmetic : and on 
arriving at Allegheny City, through the kindness of Colonel Ander- 
son, a gentleman of his town possessed of a large library, who loaned 
books to working men and boys, he strove at odd moments to supple- 
ment his Dunfermline schooling. The benefit that thus accrued to 
him from Colonel Anderson's kindness was the seed that developed 
into Andrew Carnegie's great philanthropy in endowing (in co- 
operation with local municipal bodies) free libraries broadcast over 
this land and many others. Colonel Anderson's benefaction imbued 
his mind with a desire, which in time reached fruition, to imitate his 
benefactor on a much larger scale. 

Andrew, after a short service as bobbin-boy, received employ- 
ment as stoker of the steam engine that drove the machinery of a 
factory for the manufacture of bobbins, and shortly thereafter was 
placed in charge of the engine itself, which occupation was one of 
considerable responsibility for one of his tender years. It was dur- 
ing his short sojourn as a bobbin-boy and as engine driver in the 
bobbin factory that he gained practical knowledge of the then deplor- 
able conditions surrounding labor, and especially that of child-labor, 
which information laid the foundation of his introduction of many 
reforms along these lines when later he became an employer of 
labor himself. 

Ambition soon secured for him the position of telegraph mes- 
senger in the office of the Ohio Telegraph Company at Pittsburgh, 
at the age of about fifteen, his wages in the position being $2.50 a 
week. Mr. Brooks, who was the manager of the office, took an 
interest in the boy and encouraged him to learn telegraphy. In a 
short time young Carnegie learned to receive and send messages by 
sound, a rare accomplishment in those early days — and he was 
advanced to the position of an operator at a salary of $300 a year. 

About this time, at the age of sixteen, he lost his father, and he 
thus became the main support of his widowed mother. 



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When the Pennsylvania Railroad was completed to Pittsburgh, 
the Superintendent of that road, Thomas A. Scott, frequently visited 
the telegraph office in that city, and became acquainted with young 
Carnegie, gaining a knowledge and appreciation of his merits and 
capabilities. When this railroad system erected its own telegraph 
lines, Mr. Scott engaged Carnegie as his clerk and operator at a 
salary of $35.00 a month. 

He remained with the Pennsylvania Road thirteen years, and 
during that time originated the now universally used system of 
running trains between "blocks," or stations by telegraphic sigTials, 
for the purpose of maintaining the maximum of speed consistent 
with safety of transit. 

While still a boy he made his first investment venture, advising 
his mother at Mr. Scott's suggestion, to buy ten shares of Adams 
Express stock. The money for this venture was raised by Mrs. 
Carnegie by mortgaging her home for almost its full value, $600, 
with which money she purchased the stock. This stock paid a 
monthly dividend of $1 a share and the monthly receipt of $10 from 
this source opened the eyes of both mother and boy, who up to that 
time had received no money that had not been the wage of personal 
labor. It enlightened him as to the use of capital as a source of 
income. 

While travelling in the service of the Pennsylvania road, young 
Carnegie met Thomas T. Woodruff, an inventor, who showed him a 
model of a sleeping car of his invention. Carnegie at once perceived 
the value of the invention, introduced Mr. Woodruff to Mr. Scott 
and was instrumental in organizing the Woodruff Sleeping Car 
Company. In order to secure an interest in this company, he bor- 
rowed money from a local bank on his note of hand ; which demon- 
strates the fact that his~probity was such as to have established his 
credit at this early date ; this was his first note, and by its utterance 
we see that he had by that time recognized the value of credit in 
borrowing money at commercial rates in order to venture for large 
profit on a sound business proposition. He was fortunate in this 
investment in the Sleeping Car Company, his profit on the venture 
is said to have been large and laid the foundation for his success in 
several subsequent enterprises. 

In i860 he induced Mr. Scott, then President of the Pennsyl- 
vania road, and several others to join him in buying the Storey farm 
on Oil Creek, Pa., where oil had been found the year before. They 
purchased the property for $40,000; and, although Carnegie was 
forced later to sell out one-third interest in this property, the shares 
of the Company sold at a market value of $5,000,000 and he closed 
out his interest therein for a quarter of a million. 

At the outbreak of the Civil War, Colonel Scott, who had been 
appointed Assistant Secretary of War, summoned Mr. Carnegie to 
Washington and put him i'n charge of the military railroads and 
government telegraph lines in the East. One of his first duties was 
to open rail communications between Annapolis and the Capitol. 



4 Andrew Carnegie. [Jan. 

At the Battle of Bull Run, he was in charge of the rail communica- 
tions and was the last official to leave for Alexandria. 

Soon after this the Pennsylvania road made experiments in the 
construction of bridges of cast iron. From the results of these 
initial eflforts Mr. Carnegie became convinced that the use of this 
material for bridge building purposes would become general. He, 
accordingly in 1863, organized the Keystone Bridge Building Com- 
pany, borrowing money to secure his share of the capital stock of the 
Company, and started the Keystone Bridge Works. The first great 
bridge over the Ohio River at Steubenville, with a 300 feet span, was 
built by this Company. 

During this time he had become interested in iron works and 
had organized the Cyclops iron mill for the production of structural 
iron for railroad bridges. Colonel Scott joined him in this enterprise, 
which at the outset, owing to Andrew Carnegie's engrossment in 
other business ventures, was not entirely successful. To consolidate 
his interests and better organize the field of this industry, he took in 
with him his brother Thomas Carnegie and his partner Henry Phipps, 
and the union of these interests with the Cyclops mill, resulted in the 
organization of the Union Iron Mills in 1865, under the control 
of Andrew and Thomas Carnegie and Henry Phipps. The time was 
ripe for the enterprise ; the Civil War had just ended and there was a 
period of great business expansion. In 1867 Mr. Carnegie severed 
his connection with the Pennsylvania road ; this year marks the time 
when he ceased to work for others ; he began to work for himself ; 
he had gained his ambition to become his own master and to carve 
out his future along lines of his own selection. It was an era of 
great railroad building; steel rails having become worth $80 to $100 
a ton; Mr. Carnegie was recognized as the foremost iron-master of 
the country, and the Union Iron Mills made large profits. 

In 1868 he visited Europe, and while there investigated the merits 
of the Bessemer process of steel manufacture; and, on his return to 
this country, he introduced the process into his own mills. 

Later he became the owner of the Homestead Steel Works at 
Pittsburgh, and by the year 1888 had control of seven great plants, 
all within a radius of five miles of Pittsburgh ; these plants were the 
Homestead, the Edgar Thomson and the Duquesne Steel Works and 
furnaces, the Lucy furnaces, the Keystone Bridge Works, the Upper 
LTnion Rolling Mills and the Lower Union Rolling Mills, including 
the Frick Company. 

About the year 1890, Mr. Carnegie introduced into his mills the 
system of paying for labor on a sliding scale, based upon the prices 
obtained for the finished product ; thus making the workmen partners 
in the plant and participators in the prosperity, and likewise the 
absence of prosperity, in the business ; which system is apparently 
a most equitable adjustment of the wage problem. Employes who 
rendered exceptional services were rewarded by promotion and 
given a personal interest in the business. 

During Mr. Carnegie's personal control of this immense business 
there was only one serious strike amongst his employes. This was the 



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Homestead strike which occurred in 1892, while Mr. Carnegie was 
absent in Europe on his hoHday. He did not hear of the lamentable 
riot that there occurred until days after it had taken place; and, on 
hearing of it, at once telegraphed his willingness to return and 
personally attempt to adjust the trouble. His partners urged him 
not to return, and he did not. He was the subject of some criticism 
at this time, but, viewing the matter through the perspective of nearly 
30 years, it appears to have been one of the seemingly inevitable 
struggles between capital and labor, which, after the unfortunate 
incidents attendant upon such disturbances, are finally adjusted and 
matters proceed upon a new basis of understanding. 

He thus continued the controlling influence in the iron world un- 
til 1901. At this time, which was a period of great business mergers, 
the financial world, in emphatic recognition of the time honored 
axiom that the prosperity of the world is measured directly by the 
prosperity of the iron industry thereof, felt the time was ripe for the 
endeavor to render stable the iron industry of the country in order 
that its periodical fluctuations between prosperity and stagnation 
should no longer be an influence in disturbing the general business 
of the country. A syndicate was formed and the United States Steel 
Corporation was organized, which merged large iron and steel 
organizations under its corporate existence, and took over from Mr. 
Carnegie all of his interests in the iron and steel industries that he 
controlled, paying him for his personal holdings $315,000,000 in 
5% first mortgage bonds on the entire property of the Corporation. 

It has been thought by many and so stated in public print, that, 
outside of his interests in the iron industry, Mr. Carnegie in 1901 
was possessed of large capital in addition to his interests sold to the 
Steel Corporation. Such belief and statements are not in accordance 
with the existing facts. Mr. Carnegie had enunciated the dictum 
that it was better to "put all of one's eggs into one basket and then 
watch that basket." He had strictly adhered to that pronounced 
belief ; and had put all of his capital into his iron and steel holdings, 
and the sum total of his fortune in 1901 was represented in the 
$315,000,000, he received in bonds from the Steel Corporation. 

Had he allowed his capital to accumulate from 1901 until his 
death, by gradual increase due to interest on his holdings (which have 
■never defaulted in their interest) he would at the time of his death 
(allowing $58,000,000, for current expenses during the 18 years 
since 1901) have left the vast fortune of $700,000,000. 

In 1901 Mr. Carnegie retired from active business. All during 
his early and late business career, he had devoted as much time as 
was available from his active business pursuits to the cultivation of 
his natural, literary and artistic tastes. He had travelled extensively 
and as early in life as the age of twenty-six, was a member of a 
Literary Society, and towards middle life had developed into a 
speaker of recognized ability and a prolific writer on political and 
economic topics. After his retirement from active business, imtil 
the close of his life, he devoted himself to the scientific distribution 



6 Andrew Carnegie. [Jan. 

of his surplus wealth in bettering the condition of mankind in this 
atid other countries, and also in the further pursuit of those avoca- 
tions, and the development of his natural literary and other tastes 
to which his active participation in business had not enabled him to 
entirely devote himself. 

Such is in brief an outline of the career of a man who, starting 
as a boy of thirteen without a penny, on arriving at the age of 
sixty-six years had accumulated the colossal wealth of $315,000,000. 

Mr. Carnegie, cognizant of the hardships which his parents 
endured owing to their impoverished condition, started life with the 
determination to acquire wealth in order to make life easier for them 
and to likewise place himself in a position independent of the sordid 
cares of every day existence. With the development of his mind, 
as a result of experience and success, his views broadened as regards 
the value and proper use of money. He became absorbingly in- 
terested in the development of his business ventures, and strained 
every effort in order that success should crown the work of his life. 
The accumulation of wealth, at this time of his career, was incidental ; 
the undisputed success of his business ventures was the goal of his 
ambition. His ambition bore fruit ; he succeeded in his ventures and 
incidentally gained great wealth. During the process of this develop- 
ment there germinated in his mind the often expressed conviction that 
the surplus wealth of an individual should be expended by him in 
the betterment of the community in which it was acquired. 

This review of his career also, at the same time, demonstrates 
that in every situation he held, in every occupation or enterprise in 
which he was engaged, he gave to it the best and all that there was 
in him, in the hope and belief that this supreme individual effort 
would swing the balance towards success. He was always mindful 
of the interests of his associates in business, and of that of his sub- 
ordinates and employes in general ; and he is said to have been 
instrumental, by the recognition of merit, in making many million- 
aires from among his associates and subordinates. He conducted 
his large and small business ventures on the fixed principle of the 
recognition of merit and the rewarding of such merit by advance- 
ment and opportunity for betterment. 

Mr. Carnegie inherited a love of books and an inclination 
towards authorship from his father. He pays a glowing tribute to 
his mother in the following words : "I owe a great deal to my 
mother, she was companion, nurse, seamstress, cook and washer- 
woman, and never until late in life had a servant in the house. Yet 
she was a cultivated lady who taught me most of what I know." 

In 1879, after his trip around the world, he gave to the public 
his first book "Round the World," and in 1880, "Our Coaching 
Trip" ; both of these works were originally printed for private dis- 
tribution, but they excited so much interest that they were later 
re-published for sale. His foremost important work was "Trium- 
phant Democracy" or "Fifty Years March of the Republic," 1886- 
1893. In i8qi he contributed to the New York Tribune an article 
entitled "How to Get Rich," and in 1886 "Wealth and Its Uses" 



1920.] Andrew Carnegie. 7 

appeared ; in this work his principal contention was that "surplus 
wealth is a sacred trust, which its possessor is bound to administer 
in his lifetime for the good of the community from which it is 
derived" ; in it he also gave utterance to one of his best known say- 
ings, viz. : "the man who dies possessed of millions of available 
wealth, which was free and his to administer during his lifetime dies 
disgraced." Upon this principle he shaped the plan of his many 
philanthropic benefactions. In 1902 he wrote "The Empire of 
Business," and in 1906 "The Life of James Watts," and in 1909, 
"Problems of To-day." 

Within the limits of this brief and inadequate sketch of his 
life, it is not possible to enumerate in detail Mr. Carnegie's many 
public benefactions. Such detailed setting forth is the province of 
his official biographer. Suffice it to say that at the time of his death 
the leading journals of the day stated that his known gifts to mankind 
along the lines laid down in "Wealth and Its Uses" amounted to 
the vast sum, of $350,000,000. A contemplation of these figures 
as,sures one that he made a great effort to live up to his published 
utterances. 

Mr. Carnegie's home after retirement was his residence at 91st 
Street and Fifth Avenue, New York City ; a home that embodies all 
that great wealth can secure and at the same time is one that stands 
out prominently as the most homelike and modest (if such a struc- 
ture can be regarded as modest) among the many palatial residences 
of this city. His summer home was "Shadowbrook" estate at Lenox, 
Massachusetts, and his home abroad was "Skibo Castle" in the 
Highlands of Scotland, where he loved to spend much of his time. 

On April 22, 1887, Mr. Carnegie was married to Louise Whit- 
field (daughter of John and Frances (Davis) Whitfield of New 
York City) by whom he had one child, a daughter, Margaret Car- 
negie, who married April 22, 19 19, Ensign Roswell Miller, U. S. 
Navy, a son of the former President of the Chicago, Milwaukee and 
St. Paul Railroad Company. 

Andrew Carnegie died at his summer home in Lenox, on August 
II, 19 19. He is survived by his widow and daughter. 

He became an Annual Member of the New York Genealogical 
and Biographical Society in 1893, and a Life Member in 1914; he 
was a generous donor to the Society, and was interested in its better- 
ment ; his interest lying more in the biographical field than in the 
genealogical interests thereof. He, as he said himself "was more 
interested in what a man had done than in what he genealogically 
was." 

This brief sketch is here given, not in any way pretending to be 
an adequate review of the life of this great philanthropist, but as 
an earnest tribute to the man, and to show that in Andrew Carnegie's 
life and career the young American of to-day has a concrete example 
of what is possible to be accomplished in the United States, within 
the short period of fifty-three years, by one provided with natural 
capacity supplemented by unity of purpose, energy and undeviating 
determination to put into working every bit of the best that is in him. 



ChristopheTs Family. [Jan. 



CHRISTOPHERS FAMILY. 



Contributed by John R. Totten, 

Member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, the New England 
Historic-Genealogical Society, and the New Loudon County Historical Society. 



(Continued from Vol. L, p. 334, of The Record.) 

Hon. Richard^ Christophers m. (2) Sept. 3, 1691, at New Lon- 
don, Conn., to Grace Turner (his first wife's first cousin), b. June 
5, 1663 (or 1667, according to E. C. B. Jones' Breivster Genealogy, 
Vol. I, p. 16) ; d. June i, 1734, "at half an hour past 4 of the clock 
in the afternoon," at New London, Conn., and was buried in New 
London, Conn, (probably in Old Burying Ground), no gravestone. 
Hempstead's Diary says : "six bearers at the funeral who were pre- 
sented with scarfs and gloves." She was a daughter of John Turner 
of Scituate, Mass., by his wife Mary^ Brewster (Jonathan,^ Elder 
William^) of Scituate, Mass. 

Qiildren: 11 (Christophers), 4 sons and 7 daughters, all b. 

at New London, Conn., viz : 

16 V. Joseph,^ b. July 14, 1692; bapt. New London, by 

Gurdon Saltonstall, July 17, 1692; d. , lost at 

sea, body not recovered, subsequent to Dec. 19, 
1716, or Jan. 9, 1716-17 (see New London Tozun 
Records, Book No. i). No record of his marriage 
exists and he is supposed to have died single ; not 
mentioned in his father's will. 

-|-i7 vi. Mary,' b. Sept. 18, 1694; d. ; m. (i) John 

Gray of Boston; m. (2) Jonathan Prentis of New 
London. 
18 vii. Jonathan,' b. Sept. 19, 1696; bapt. Sept. 27, 1696, 
at New London, by Gurdon Saltonstall; d. Oct. 12, 
1696, at New London, and was buried there, prob- 
ably in Old Burying Ground, no gravestone. 

-|-i9 viii. Grace,' b. Oct. 14, 1698; d. Nov. 9, 1745; m. John 
Coit. 
20 ix. Son,' "Grace the wife of Richard Christophers, being 
six months gone with child, miscarried of a son 
about the middle of September 1699." 

-(-21 x. Lydia,' b. Aug. 10, 1701 ; d. Jan. 22, 1740-1 ; m. 
Daniel Coit. 
22 xi. Berrie' (or Benie), b. Nov. (probably) 12, 1703; 
bapt. Nov. 14, 1703 ; d. March 4, 1704, at New 
London and was probably buried there in Old 
Burying Ground, no gravestone. 

-)-23 xii. Ruth,' b. Sept. 26, 1704; d. Jan. 6, 1775; m. Daniel 
Deshon. 



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+24 xiii. Joanna,^ b. March 19, 1706; d. , 1785; m. (i) 

Benjah Leffingwell ; m. (2) Col. John Dyar. 

+25 xiv. Lucretia,^ b. March 3, 1709; d. March 21, 1747-8; 
m. John Braddick. 

-j-26 XV. Lucy,^ b. Aug. 25, 171 1; died ; m. (i) Jona- 
than Douglass; m. (2) Guy Palmes. 

Hon. Richard^ Christophers was a merchant trading between 
New London and Barbadoes and other West Indian ports; he was 
a practical mariner also, making frequent voyages in command 
of his own ships in the prosecution of his commercial ventures. He 
was associated in business with John^ Picket (John^) of New 
London, Conn. The passage from Barbadoes to New London us- 
ually took place from 18 to 30 days. Thomas Prentis and Richard' 
Christophers were veterans in this trade. One of the vessels of 
Captain Richard^ Christophers bore the happy name of his two 
daughters, Grace and Ruth. Two brigantines, also styled ships, the 
AdvetJhire and the Society of 65 and 68 tons burden respectively, 
and both built in Great Britain were owned in 1698 by John Picket 
and Richard Christophers. The value of such vessels when new 
was about £500. Some of the plate in the Communion Service 
of the First Congregational Church of New London bears the 
inscription: "Presented by the owners of the Sloop Adventure in 
1699." 

Richard^ Christophers was appointed Town Clerk of New Lon- 
don in 1701 and served as such until 1706, inclusive. His name was 
fourth on the list of patentees, in the patent granted the town of 
New London by his Majesty Charles H of England, through the 
Governor and his Company at Hartford, Oct. 14, 1704 — his name 
being preceded by those of John Winthrop, Waite Winthrop, and 
Daniely Wetherell. 

In July, 1694, Richard^ Christophers was appointed one of a 
committee by the town of New London "to agree with workmen 
for building the new meeting-house, and managing the whole con- 
cern about it." In 1726 he was appointed first (senior) townsman 
of New London ; and at his death in that same year, he left a large 
estate to his wife, his two sons and seven daughters who survived 
him. Hempstead in his diary (a very ancient manuscript, now in 
the possession of the New London County Historical Society, all 
parts of which have been recovered and the complete manuscript 
published in full by the Society) says that on the occasion of Mr. 
Richard'' Christophers' funeral (Saturday, June 11, 1726), "The 
Great Ship fired 26 great guns at one half minute distance, there 
were six bearers." A description of the "Great Ship" will be found 
in Caulkin's History of New London, p. 242. 

The Superior Court was held for the first time in New London 
in 171 1. No Court House having then been erected, the session 
was held in the meeting-house. Before this year the Superior Court 
had only sat at New Haven and at Hartford. In 171 1, it was made 



lO Christophers Family. [Jan. 

a Circuit Court, each County having two sessions annually. Richard 
Christophers was one of the Assistant Judges of this Court. 

In addition to his private business and town offices, Richard^ 
Christophers was a man much employed in the affairs of New Lon- 
don County and in those of the Colony of Connecticut; he was in 
fact one of the most prominent and important men of his time in 
the Colony, as will be seen from the following summary of his 
Colonial activities, as taken from the published Records of the 
Colony, viz. : 

Assistant to the Governor 1699 and 1703 to 1722, inclusive. In 
1723 owing to failing health he withdrew from public life. Com- 
missioner for the County of New London to the General Assembly 
1690-1697, inclusive. Commissary (military office) of the County 
of New London, 1690 and 1693. Justice of the Peace, 1701-1702. 
Deputy to the General Assembly to represent New London, 1691, 
1693. Judge of the County Court of New London, 1709-1716, 
inclusive and in 1720, 1721, Judge of Probate for the District of 
New London, 171G-1721. Judge of Superior Court of Connecticut 
Colony, 1711-1721, inclusive. On Committee to audit accounts of 
the Colonial Treaurer, 1703-1721, inclusive. And in addition to 
these specific duties he sat as a member of the Court of the Gov- 
ernor and Council at frequent sessions during the various years of 
his public life and served as a member of all of the most important 
committees appointed by the Colonial legislation of Connecticut. 

His will is to be found recorded in the 5th Book of Wills at 
New London, folio 155-157. Will was dated July 13, 1720, with 
codicil dated Feb. 7, 1721-22, and was proved Aug. 8, 1726. In it 
he mentions his wife Grace, sons Christopher and Richard, and 
daughters Mary Gray (widow of John Gray, deceased), Grace, 
Lydia, Ruth, Joanna, Lucretia and Lucy. In the codicil dated Feb. 
7, 1721-2 he makes modified provision for his daughter Lydia "who 
married last May" (i. e., May 9, 1721). Wife Grace was made sole 
Executrix. 

Authorities : 

Caulkins History of New London, pp. 199, 238, 240, 259, 277-8, 317. 

Connectictit Colomal Records, published by J. H. Trumbull. 

Hempstead's Diary. 

Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of N. E., Vol. I, pp. 234, 383. 

Family manuscript in hands of the author of these notes. 

New London, Conn., First Church Records, list of baptisms. 

5-6. The two children'^ (Hon. Christopher^), b. between April 3, 
1662, and the year 1673, to the "widow Bradley," the father 
being Christopher^ Christophers. 

By reference to Caulkin's History of New London, p. 251, it 
appears from the Records of the County Court of New London 
for the year 1673 that the "Widow Bradley" [Elizabeth (Brewster) 
Bradley, widow of Peter' Bradley of New London] had two chil- 
dren by Christopher' Christophers, born out of wedlock, the last one 
bom in 1673 and the first one born previous to that date. We find 



I920.J Christophers Family. I | 

no further mention of these children in the New London records 
and it would therefore seem probable that they both died young. 
Moreover, the sex of these two children is not mentioned. The 
hypothesis of their death in childhood is not however established by 
any direct evidence. If they lived it is to be presumed that these 
children were known by definite surnames ; and, in as much as they 
were born of the "Widow Bradley," it is probable that they bore 
the surname Bradley. Peter^ Bradley d. April 3, 1662, and it was 
between that date and the year 1673 that these two children were 
born. Peter- Bradley, the only son of Peter^ Bradley d. Aug. i, 
1687, leaving only one child Christopher^ Bradley, b. July 11, 1679. 
These two illegitimate children of the "Widow Bradley" were then 
of about the same age as Christopher^ Bradley (the grandson of 
Peter^ Bradley). By reference to record No. 16 of the Descend- 
ants of Jeffery^ Christophers, it will be seen that a William Bradley 

(whose parentage has not as yet been determined) m. previous 

to May 19, 1702, to Mary' (Corey) ? (as her second husband). 

Assuming this William Bradley was at least 21 years old (and 
probably older) at marriage, he must have been born prior to May 
19, 1681 (and probably some years prior to that year). Who was 
this William Bradley whose parentage and origin we know nothing 
of? 

Could he have been one of these two children born to the 
"Widow Bradley" whose father was Christopher^ Christophers? 



THIRD GENERATION. 

Elizabeth' Christophers (Lieut. John,- Hon. Christopher^), 
b. Feb. 15, 1698; bap. Dec. 22, 1700 (same day as her father 
was baptized), at New London; d. May 12, 1730, "aged 30," at 
Montville, Conn., probably, and was probably buried there; m. 
Sept. 8, 1719; intention published Aug. 31, 1719, at New Lon- 
don, to Joshua Raymond, as his first wife, b. Jan. 20, 1697-8, 
at Block Island, R. I. (birth recorded at Shoreham, Block 
Island, R. I.) ; he lived successively at Block Island, R. I., and 
New London, North Precinct (i. e., Montville), Conn.; he was 
a representative to the General Assembly, a Justice of the 
Peace, 1738-1743. Lieutenant in the 3rd Company in New 
London, and Deacon in the First Church at Montville; he d. 
Nov. 12, 1763, at Montville, Conn., "the 66th year of his age," 
and was buried in the Old Burying Ground on Raymond Hill, 
Montville, Conn. He was a son of Joshua Raymond (b. Sept. 

18, 1660; d. , 1704; m. April 29, 1683) and his wife Mercy 

Sands (b. , 1663; d. Lyme, Conn., May 3, 1741, aged 78 

years, daughter of James Sands of Block Island) who resided 
at Block Island and New London, Conn., and who both are 
buried at Raymond Hill Burying Ground, Montville, Conn. 
Children; 6 (Raymond), 4 sons and 2 daughters, first 3 b. in 
New London, and the rest b. at Montville, Conn., viz.: 



1 2 Chnstophers Family. [Jan. 

-\-2j i. Elizabeth,* b. April 24, 1720; bap. May 8, 1720; d. 

; m. Oliver Hazard. 

4-28 ii. Mercy,* b. Dec. 24, 1721 ; bap. Dec. 31, 1721 ; d. ; 

m. Thomas Williams. 
+29 iii. Joshua,* b. Dec. 22, 1723 ; bap. Dec. 29, 1723 ; d. Sept. 

14, 1789 (or 90) ; m. Lucy Jewett. 
+30 iv. John,* b. Jan. 18, 1725-6; bap. Jan. 30, 1725-6; d. 

May 7, 1789; m. Elizabeth Griswold. 
+31 V. Edward,* b. Feb. 15, 1727; d. Sept. 14, 1788; m. 

Sarah Douglass. 
+32 vi. Christopher,* b. July 17, 1729; d. May 14, 1793; m, 

Eleanor Fitch. 

Joshua' Raymond, Senior, m. (2) May 23 ,1730, to Sarah Lynde, 
b. Feb. 2, 1702; d. Oct. 19, 1771, at Montville, Conn., and was there 
buried in Old Burying Ground, "Raymond Hill." She was a daugh- 
ter of Nathaniel Lynde (b. Nov. 5, 1659; d- Oct. 5, 1729; m. — — , 
1683), and his first wife, Susannah Willoughby (b. Aug. 9, 1664, at 
Charlestown, Mass.; d. Feb. 22, 1709-10), of Saybrook, Conn. 
Children: None. 

Authorities : 
Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages, Vol. II, p. 10. 
History First Church, New London, pp. 463, 481, 483, 485, 487. 
Rcrymond Genealogy, by Samuel Raymond, pp. 6, 9, 16-17. 
History of Montville, Conn., pp. 575-8. 
Salisbury Family History and Genealogy, Vol. I, p. 407, et seq. 

10. Esther' Chirstophers (Lieut. John,^ Hon. Christopher'), b. 

; bap. June 28, 1703, at New London, Conn.; d. Jan. — , 

1782, in her 79th year, at Lyme, Conn.; m. Feb. 14, 1721-2, at 

New London, Conn., to Thomas Manwaring, b. , at ; 

d. (will dated Nov. 15, 1769; proved Feb. 24, 1783), at 

Lyme, Conn, (probably). 

Thomas Manwaring was, according to Caulkins' History of 
New London, p. 367, probably a nephew of Oliver Manwaring 
and perhaps a brother of Peter Manwaring, of New London, 
Conn. ; his parentage is not known to me. 

Children: 9 (Manwaring), 5 sons and 3 daughters and i in- 
fant, sex not stated; the order of their birth as given is not 
vouched for. 
+33 i. Elizabeth,* b. Apr. 6, 1723 ; bap. New London, April 

14, 1723; d. (before Nov. 10, 1768) ; m. John* 

Christophers (Christopher,' Richard,^ Christopher') 

as his second wife, see No. 47. 
+34 ii. Thomas,* b. ; bap. New London, July 25, 1725; 

d. ; m. Lydia Waterhouse. 

+ 35 iii. Peter,* b. June 7, 1730; bap. New London, July 5, 

1730; d. ; m. ? 

-{-36 iv. Esther,* b. ; d. ; m. Nathaniel Plumbe. 

-f37 v. Lucretia,* b. ; d. ; m. Richard Teague. 



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-f38 vi. Adam,* b. ; d. . 

-(-39 vii. John,* b. ; d. ; m. Lydia Plumbe. 

-i-40 viii. Josiah,* b. ; d. . 

41 ix. Infant,* sex not stated, b. ; d. May (or June) 

— , 1744, buried at New London, Conn. 
Thomas^ Manvvaring, Senior, made his will Nov. 15, 1769; it was 
proved Feb. 24, 1783. and in it he mentions his wife Esther (who 
d. in 1782), his sons Thomas, Peter, John and Tosiah, and daughters 
Esther Plumbe, Lucretia Teague, and Elizabeth Christophers, de- 
ceased. 

The baptisms of the first three children above are recorded in the 
First Church, New London. In 1732, Thomas Manwaring, Senior, 
joined the Protestant Episcopal Church at New London, and the 
dates of birth and baptism of his other children may be found there 
recorded. 

Authorities : 
Caulkins' History of New London, pp. 317-18, 367. 
Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages, Vol. II, pp. II, 21, 24. 
Hempstead's Diary, pp. 117-18, 159, 426. 
History First Church, New London, pp. 485, 487, 492. 

II. Christopher^ Br.adley (Mary- Christophers, Hon. Chris- 
topher^). 

Before elaborating the record of Christopher^ Bradley, I will 
herewith set forth my reasons for his record as subsequently 
recorded : 

I. Caulkins' History of New London, p. 278, states that Peter^ 
Bradley (Peter') d. in 1687, leaving but one child, a son Christopher^ 
Bradley, b. July 11. 1679; and that the Count\- Court summarily 
settled Peter- Bradley's estate, giving the widow £300. and the son 
Christopher^ Bradley £590. On page 279 of same authority, we see 
that in 1730 Jonathan* Bradley, of Southold, N. Y., son of Chris- 
topher^ Bradley, deceased, sold the remnant of the land he held in 
New London (by heritance from his father) for £500 to Daniel 
Tuthill. 

2. Jonathan* Bradley (Christopher'') of Southold. N. Y., 
made his will July 31, 1739. which was proved Nov. 23. 1739 (Liber 
13, p. 442 of Wills, and E. D. Harris' Long Island Epitaphs, p. 40), 
and in it he mentions his sons Peter and Grant, and daughters Mary, 
Mehitable. Hannah and Martha, and his brother-in-law Lieut. Con- 
stant Booth and his brother Daniel Tuthill. 

3. The Horfon Genealogy, by George F. Horton, p. 12, states 
that Jonathan- Horton (Barnabas') m. Bethia Wells, and had a 
daughter Mehitable^ Horton, who married first to Peter Bradley, 
and second to Deacon Daniel Tuthill. 

4. The Neiv York Historical Society Wills, Vol. 1708-1728, p. 
4. gives the will of Jonathan- Horton, dated Feb. 21, 1706-7, proved 
June 2. 1708: and in it the testator mentions "my daughter Mehitable, 
wife of Daniel Tuthill." 



14 Christophers Family. . [Jan. 

5. Nexv York Gen. & Biog. Record, Vol. XXIX, pp. 215-16, 
states that Daniel* Tuthill (John,^ Henry,^ Henry^) of Southold, 
N. Y., b. Jan. 23, 1679; d. Dec. 7, 1762; m. , 1705 (or 1706, ac- 
cording to Moore's Index of Southold, p. 91) Mehitable' Horton 
(Jonathan,^ Barnabas'), b. Feb. 17, 1679; d. Sept. 7, 1757. And also 
states that Mehitable^ Horton was the widow of Peter Bradley when 
she married Daniel Tuthill, who was a Deacon in the Southold 
Church ; and that Mehitable^ Horton by her second husband. Deacon 
Daniel* Tuthill, had a son DanieP Tuthill, b. Jan. 15, 1712. 

6. Moore's Index of Southold, N. Y ., p. 7, states that Peter'' 
Bradley (Peter' of New London), had a son Christopher, and per- 
haps a son Peter (note that Moore says perhaps, while Caulkins, p. 
278 states positively that Peter- Bradley had but one child, a son 
Christopher^ Bradley). 

The known genealogical tree of Peter' Bradley, of New London, 
and his descendants is as follows : 

1 Peter' Bradley, b. ; d. April 3, 1662; m. Sept. 7, 1683, 

Elizabeth' Brewster (Jonathan,'^ Elder William'), b. May i, 
1637 ; d. , 1708. 

Children: 4 (Bradley): Elizabeth,^ Hannah,- Peter," Lu- 
cretia" (note that there is but one son). 

2 Peter" Bradley (only son), b. Sept. 7, 1658; d. Aug. i, 1687; 

m. May 9, 1678, Mary" Christophers (Christopher'), b. , 

1657; d. July 4, 1724, aged 67. 

Child: I (Bradley) son, Christopher.^ 

3 Christopher' Bradley, b. July 11, 1679; d. ?; m. ? 

who was born ; d. . 

Children: 2 (Bradley) sons: Jonathan* (see Caulkins' His- 
tory of New London, p. 279, and Moore's Index, p. 59) ; 

James,* b. , 1704-5; d. Feb. 6, 1724-5, aged 20 (see 

Moore's Index, p. 59) who d. a minor unmarried and hence 
left no issue. 

4 Jonathan* Bradley (only son that reached maturity), b. 

d. (before Nov. 23, 1739, date of probate of his will) 

m. , 1722, Mary Booth, b. Aug. 27, 1703; d. , 1738 

Children: 6 (Bradley): Peter,,^ Grant,^ Mary,= Mehitable,' 
Hannah,'^ Martha-' (see A^. Y. G. & B. Record. Vol. XXXH, 
P- 239). 

The question now is who was the Peter Bradley that the Horton 
Genealogy, p. 12, and the Tuthill Genealogx, by Miss Lucy D. 
Akerly (A^. Y. Gen. & Biog. Record, Vol. XXIX, pp. 215-16) state 
married Mehitable' Horton as her first husband? 

From the above genealogical tree of the Bradleys, we find no 
Peter Bradley who was born early enough to have married Mehit- 
able' Horton as her first husband, and who died early enough for 
her to have married in 1705 (or 1706) to Daniel* Tuthill as her sec- 
ond husband. Mehitable' Horton, herself, was born Feb. 17, 1679, 
and her first husband (according to Horton Genealogy, p. 12, and 



I920.] Christophers Family. I C 

N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Record, Vol. XXIX, p. 215-16), Peter Brad- 
ley, must have been born fully as early, if not earlier (i. e., 1679 or 
earlier). On consulting the above tree we see that the only male 
Bradley born about that time whose marriage is not otherwise ac- 
counted for is Qiristopher'^ Bradley (only child and only son of 
Peter' Bradley, who in turn was the only son of Peter^ Bradley). 
This Christopher^ Bradley was born July 11, 1679, and was of a 
proper and suitable age to become the husband of Mehitable' Horton. 
And furthermore, we are unable to find a Peter Bradley who could 
have been the first husband of Mehitable'' Horton. 

The statement made in the Horton Genealogy, p. 12, and like- 
wise in the N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Record, Vol. XXIX, pp. 215-16, that 
a Peter Bradley was the first husband of Mehitable^ Horton is not 
supported by any quoted authority, and we do not know upon what 
argument said statement was made. On the other hand, Moore's 
Index of Southold, p. 91, states that Mehitable^ Horton (Jonathan^) 
married Daniel* Tuthill, and does not state that, at the time of her 
marriage to Daniel* Tuthill, she was the widow of a Peter Bradley 
(nor in fact does Moore state that she was a widow of any one else). 

It therefore appears that the statement that Mehitable' Horton's 
first husband was a Peter Bradley is not based upon a foundation 
of positive recorded evidence to that effect, but that there seems to 
have been an established belief that she was a widow of some Brad- 
ley at the time of her second marriage in 1705 (or 1706) to Daniel* 
Tuthill. So much therefore in refutation of the statement that 
Mehitable^ Horton's first husband was Peter Bradley. 

Jonathan* Bradley (Christopher^) in his will, calls Daniel Tut- 
hill his brother. How could Daniel Tuthill have been the brother 
of Jonathan* Bradley? Daniel* Tuthill was born Jan. 23, 1679. and 
died Dec. 7, 1762, and married in 1705 (or 1706) to Mehitable^ Hor- 
ton, who was at the time of her marriage to I>aniel* Tuthill, the 
widow of a Mr. Bradley (by some said to have been a Peter Brad- 
ley, with which statement we disagree, as there was no contem- 
poraneous Peter Bradley of whom she could have been the widow) 
and by his marriage to Mehitable (Horton) Bradley, Daniel* Tuthill 
had a son DanieP Tuthill, born Jan. 15, 1712. From the above gene- 
alogical Bradley tree, the only way to account for Jonathan* Bradley 
calling Daniel Tuthill brother is under the hypothesis that Jonathan* 
Bradley was the son of Christopher' Bradley by Mehitable' Horton, 
and she by her second marriage to Daniel* Tuthill had a son Daniel'* 
Tuthill who would be a half-brother of Jonathan* Bradley, and 
which fully accounts for calling him brother in the will. Jonathan* 
Bradley also calls Constant Booth brother-in-law, which is correct, 
as Jonathan* Bradley married Mary Booth, sister of Constant Booth. 

In my study of the records of Southold, I have been unable to 
find any direct evidence of the date of death of Christopher' Brad- 
ley; nor is there any direct evidence of the maiden surname or bap- 
tismal name of his wife. We know, however, from Caulkins, p. 
279, and from Moore's Index, p. 59, that he did marry and had the 



1 6 Christophers Family. IJa^n. 

two above mentioned children, Jonathan* and James* ; and from the 
fact that Jonathan* Bradley calls DanieP Tuthill his brother (mean- 
ing his half-brother), it is clear and proven beyond question that the 
first husband of Mehitable^ Horton was Christopher^ Bradley (son 
of Peter- Bradley, of New London), and that Mehitable^ Horton's 
first husband was not Peter Bradley, as stated in Horton Genealogy, 
p. 12, and the N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Record, Vol. XXIX, pp. 215-6. 

Christopher^ Bradley married probably about or after July 11, 
1700, as at that time he would be of age, and August 24, 1700, he 
received his estate from the hands of his step-father, Thomas 
Youngs (see copy of receipt by him to Thomas Youngs under record 
No. 3 of the descendants of Christopher^ Christophers). 

Based upon the argument as above set forth, the following is the 
record of Christopher^ Bradlly, viz. : 

II. Christopher^ Bradley (Mary^ Christophers, Hon. Chris- 
topher*), b. July II, 1679, at New London, Conn.; he lived at 
New London until after his father's death in 1687, and removed 
to Southold, N. Y., with his mother, when she became the wife 
of Thomas Youngs; d. - — — • (subsequent to 1703-4, for the rea- 
son that his son James* Bradley d. Feb. 6, 1724-5, aged 20, and 
hence was b. about 1704-5, and he, Christopher, must have been 
alive fully 9 months previous to 1704-5 to have begotten this son 
James* Bradley; his widow Mehitable (Horton) Bradley m. a 
second time to Daniel* Tuthill early enough to have a child b. 
Sept. 9, 1706; and 9 months earlier than Sept. 9, 1706, is Dec. 9, 
1705 ; all of which places the date of his death about 1703-4 or 
perhaps 1705) ; he d. at Southold, N. Y., probably, although we 
have no record of his death and no stone marks his grave. He 

married (probably soon after Aug. 24, 1700, when he was 

a little over 21 years old and when he received his estate from 
his step- father, Thomas Youngs), at Southold, N. Y. (prob- 
ably) to Mehitable Horton (as her first husband), b. Feb. 17, 
1679, at Southold, N. Y. ; d. Sept. 7. 1757, at Southold, N. Y. 
She was a daughter of Jonathan Horton (b. Feb. 23, 1648; d. 

Feb. 23, 1707; m. , 1672, about) and his wife Bethia Wells 

b. ; d. April 14, 1733; daughter of William Wells, one of 

the first settlers of Southold, N.'Y.), of Southold, N. Y. 

Children: 2 (Bradley) sons, both born at Southold, N. Y. 

-[-42 i. Jonathan,* b. , after 1700; d. , after July 

31, 1739 (date of will) and before Nov. 23, 1739 
(date of probate of will) ; m. Mary Booth. 
43 ii. James,* b. — — , 1704-5 ; d. Feb. 6, 1724-5, aged 20, 
at Southold, N. Y. ; not married. 

The following is the record of Christopher^ Bradley as taken 
from Moore's Inde.v of Southold, p. 59, viz. : 

"Bradley, Christopher (son of Peter^ and grandson of Peter* of 
New London), b. , 1679; probably had children, brothers or 



igzo.] Christophers Family. \ "J 

relatives (after 1698) , viz. : Jonathan, who married Mary Booth in 
1622 ; she died in 1738, and he died in 1739, leaving a will (his son 

William died in 1728, aged 2 years. James, b. , 1704-5; d. Feb. 

6, 1724-5, aged 20." 

"1697. Christopher Bradley, witness to deed of Petty to T. 
Youngs, Nov. 3, 1697 (see Town Records Southold, Vol. II, p. 
206)." 

"1698. Christopher Bradley, living with or near Thomas Youngs 
of Southold, his step-father." 

"1700. Christopher Bradley, acknowledges payment of his leg- 
acies (from his father) by Thomas Youngs (Town Records South- 
old, Vol. II, pp. 207-8, 524)." 

Mehitable (Horton) Bradley, widow of Christopher' Bradley, m. 

(2) , 1705 (or 6) (her first child by this marriage was b. Sept. 

9, 1706) at Southold, N. Y., probably, to Daniel* Tuthill, b. Jan. 23, 
1679, at Southold, N. Y. ; he was a deacon in the church there; d. 
Dec. 7, 1762, at Southold, N. Y. He was a son of John Tuthill (b. 
July 16, 1635; d. Oct. 12, 1717; m. Feb. 17, 1657) and his first wife. 
Deliverance King (baptized Salem, Mass., 1641-31-8; d. Jan. 25, 
1688-9), of Southold, N. Y. 

Children: 8 (Tuthill), 4 sons and 4 daughters, all b. at South- 
old, N. Y. Not in Christopher's line, zns.: 

1 Mehitable, b. Sept. 9, 1706; d. ; m. Thomas Terry, March 

18, 1723. 

2 Nathaniel, b. July i, 1708; d. March i, 1732; m. Hannah 
King. 

3 Abigail, b. April 9, 1710; d. ; m. Henry Haven. 

4 Daniel, b. Jan. 15, 1712; d. Nov. 18, 1768; m. Mehitable 
Budd, Oct. 30, 1733. 

5 Noah. b. March 13, 1714; d. (will proved May 31, 

1766) ; m. Hannah Tuthill, Nov. 2, 1738. 

6 Patience, b. March 11, 17 16; d. ; m. John Havens, Oct. 

24. 1733- 

7 Lydia, b. May 6, 1718; d. Aug. 25, 1780; m. Jonathan Terry, 
Sept. 19, 1737. 

8 Mary, b. June 30, 1721 ; d. ; m. Nathan Tuthill. 

Daniel Tuthill. the second husband of Mehitable (Horton) Brad- 
ley, was the Daniel Tuthill, to whom Jonathan* Bradley, in 1730, sold 
his land in New London for £500. 

Hempstead's Diary, p. 163, states : Under date of Dec. 9, 1725 : 
"In the morn I dd Jonat Bradly i pr. gr. stones for his grandmother 
& I pr at the burying ground for his grand father." [dd probably 
means delivered.] The two stones "for his grandfather" were those 
for Peter^ Bradley, who lies interred in the Old Burying Ground, 
New London. Those for "his grandmother" were for Mary^ 
(Christophers) Bradley- Youn<rs-Lynde which are located in the 
Burying Ground in Southold Village. 



1 8 Christophers Family. FJ^n. 

Authorities : 
A'^. Y. Gen. & Biog. Record, Vol. XXIX, pp. 125-6, 215-16. 
Norton Genealogy, by George F. Horton, p. 12. 
Moore's Index of Southold, N. ¥., pp. 59, 122-3. 
ToTvn Records of Southold, N. Y., Vol. II, pp. 206-8, 524. 
Caulkins' History of New London, pp. 278-9. 
Long Island Epitaph, by E. D. Harris, pp. 8, 38, 40. 
Salmon Record, p. 15. 

12. Hon. Capt. Christopher'' Christophers* (Hon. Richard,^ 
Hon. Christopher^), b. Dec. 2, 1682; bapt. Dec. 20, 1691, at New- 
London, Conn., by Rev. Gurdon Saltonstall ; he lived at New 
London, Conn., with his home on the corner of what is now 
Main and Federal Streets. He graduated at Yale College in 
1702, and was a member of the Governor's Council ; Naval Of- 
ficer of the Port of New London ; Captain of the New London 
Train Band ; Deputy to the General Assembly to represent New 
London ; Judge of the County Court of New London ; Judge of 
Probate for District of New London, and Moderator of the 
"First Ecclesiastical Society of New London ;" he d. Feb. 4, 
1728-9, aged 46, at New London, Conn., and was buried there 
on Feb. 6, 1728-9, in all probability in Old Burying Ground, but 
no stone marks his grave. He m. Jan. 22, 1711-12, at New 
Haven, Conn., to Sarah Prout, b. Jan. 7, 1684, at New Haven, 
Conn. ; d. April 18, 1745, "in her 62nd year," at New London, 
Conn., and was buried there in Old Burying Ground, gravestone. 
She was a daughter of Capt. John Prout, of New Haven, Conn., 
by his wife Mary (Rutherford) Hall, widow of Daniel Hall. 

Children: 8 (Christophers), 3 sons and 5 daughters, all b. in 
New London, Conn. 
44 i. Peter,* b. Aug. 28, 1713; d. Aug. 30, 1713, "two days 

after birth," at New London, Conn. 
-)-45 ii. Mary,* b. Aug. 25, 1714; bapt. Aug. 29, 1714; d. 

April 3, 1736; m. Jabez Hamlin. 
-(-46 iii. Christopher," b. Oct. 10, 1717; bap. Oct. 13, 1717; d. 

Oct. 25, 1775; m. Elizabeth Allen. 
-|-47 iv. John,* b. Feb. 27, 1718-19; bap. March i, 1718-19; 

d. Jan. 15, 1787; m. (i) Jerusha Gardiner; m. (2) 

Elizabeth Manwaring; m. (3) Sybel (Capron) 

Crocker, widow of Capt. Roswell Crocker. 
-f-48 V. Sarah,* b. March 10, 1719-20; bap. March 13. 1719- 

20; d. Feb. 12, 1773; m. John Prentis. 
+49 vi. Lucretia,* b. June 24, 172 1 ; bap. June 25, 1721 ; d. 

March 20, 1792 ; m. Edward Palmes. 

*The portraits of Hon. Captain Christopher' Christophers (1682-1728-9) 
and his wife Sarah (Prout) Christophers (1684-1745) which illustrate record 
No. 12, were in 1919 in the possession of the Latimer family of Brooklyn, 
N. Y. ; this family being direct descendants of this union by the way of 
Henry Latimer of New London, who m. Sarah^ Christophers (Christopher,* 
Hon. Captain Christopher Christophers^). 




HON. CAPT. CHRISTOPHER CHRISTOPHERS 
1682-1729 



1920.] Christophers Family. ig 

50 vii. Lydia,* b. June 21, 1723; bap. June 23, 1723; d. 

July 2, 1723, and was buried at New London, Wed- 
nesday, July 3, 1723. 

51 viii. Margaret,* b. March 7, 1724-5; bap. March 7, 1724- 

5; d. Aug. 23, 1725, "3^ year old," at New London, 
Conn. 

Hon. Capt. Christopher^ Christophers besides holding many 
other offices, succeeded to all of the offices held by his father, except 
the office of Judge of the Superior Court of Connecticut. Miss 
Caulkins, in her History of Nczv London, says that he succeeded to 
all of his father's offices ; but the Colonial Records show that Jona- 
than Law succeeded Hon. Richard^ Christophers as Judge of the 
Superior Court. 

"Groton, Conn., was made a district town in 1704. A second 
ecclesiastical society was formed in the North Parish of New London 
in 1722, and Baptist and Episcopal Societies in 1726. It was then no 
longer practicable to transact ecclesiastical business by towns, but 
by districts of townships, and a society was organized which took 
the name of the "First Ecclesiastical Society of New London," as 
belonging to the oldest church. This Society met Jan. 23, 1726-7. 
and chose the following officers : Christopher'* Qiristophers, Modera- 
tor; Committee: Christopher^ Christophers, Jonathan Prentis and 
John Hempstead ; Clerk, John Richards. 

Christopher^ Christophers made his will Jan. 30, 1728-9, and it 
was proved July 9, 1729; his wife Sarah was sole Executrix, men- 
tions sons Christopher (eldest) and John, and daughters Mary, 
Sara and Lucretia. 

Sarah (Prout) Christophers, widow of Christopher^ Chris- 
tophers, made her will Jan. 26, 1744-5, and it was proved April 30, 
1745 ; her sons John and Christopher executors ; mentions also 
daughters Sarah Prentis, Lucretia Palmes, and grandchildren Sarah. 
Esther and Christopher Hamlin, children of her daughter Mary* 
(Christophers) Hamlin, deceased. 

Authorities : 

New London Town Records. 

Nezv London First Church Records. 

Trumbull's Connecticut Colonial Records. 

Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of N. E., Vol. I, p. 383; III., pp. 490-'- 

Caulkins' History of New London, pp. 317, 487, 669. 

Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages, Vol. 11, pp. 14, 18-19. 

13. Hon. Capt. Richard' Christophers (Hon. Richard,^ Hon. 
Christopher^), b. about Aug. 18, 1685; bap. Dec. 20, 1691, at 
New London, by Rev. Gurdon Saltonstall ; he lived at New 
London and was Sheriff of that town, member of the Governor's 
Council, Naval officer of the Port of New London, Deputy to the 
General Assembly representing New London, Justice of the 
Peace; and as Naval Officer of the Port he acquired the title of 
Captain; he d. Jan. 16 (or 17). 1735-6, "at 4>4 o'clock in the 
morning, Saturday." at New London, Conn., and was buried 



20 Christophers Family. [Jan. 

there in the Saltonstall tomb in Old Burying Ground. He m. 
Aug. 4 (or 14 according to New London Records, Book No. i, 
p. 39), at New London, to Elizabeth Saltonstall, as her first 

husband, b. May 11, 1690, at ; d. , at • . She was 

a daughter of Rev. Gurdon Saltonstall by his first wife Jerusha 
Richards, who lived at New London, Conn., subsequent to 1691. 

Children: 7 (Christophers), 2 sons and 5 daughters, all b. in 

New London, Conn., viz. : 

-(-52 i. Richard," b. July 29, 1712; bap. Aug. 3, 1712; d. Sept. 

28, 1736; m. Mary Pickett. 
+53 ii. Elizabeth,* b. Sept. 13, 1714; bap. Sept. 19, 1714; d. 

Aug. 5, 1783; m. (i) John Shackmaple; m. (2) 

Thomas Allen. 
4-54 iii. Mary,* b. Dec. 17, 1716; bap. Dec. 30, 1716; d. Oct. 

9, 1753; m. (i) ? m. (2) Capt. John Braddick 

as his second wife; m. (3) Capt. Nathaniel Coit as 

his second wife. 
+ 55 iv. Sarah,* b. Dec. 6, 1719; bap. Dec. 13, 1719; d. ; 

on Nov. 30, 1736, she chose Mr. Richards as her 

guardian; and was living Aug. 15, 1801 ; m. James 

Mumford. 
+56 V. Joseph,* b. Nov. 30, 1722; bap. Dec. 2, 1722; d. 

, 1749- 

57 vi. Katherine, ist,* b. Jan. 5, 1724-5 ; bap. Jan. 10, 1724- 
5 ; d. June 18, 1725, at New London, "aged about 
Vi year." 

-I-58 vii. Katherine, 2nd,* b. ; bap. Feb. 6, 1725-6; d. 

; m. (i) Davis; m. (2) James Murphy; 

m. (3) John Pinevert. 

Hempstead in his Diary, p. 298, states: "Friday, January 16, 
1735-6, Visiting Mr. Christophers who lyes a dying. I tarryed with 
him most of the afternoon and again in the evening until midnight, 
expecting every hour to be his last. He lived out most of the night 
and died about 4^ o'clock in the morning." "Tuesday January 20, 
1735-6, in after noon at funeral of Mr. Christophers and was one 
of the bearer and had gloves and scarf." 

Richard^ Christophers made his will Dec. 15, 1735, it was proved 
Feb. 16, 1735-6. His wife Elizabeth was sole Executrix; mentions 
sons Richard and Joseph ; daughters Elizabeth, Mary and Sarah. 

Elizabeth (Saltonstall) Christophers, widow of Richard' Chris- 
tophers, m. (2) Aug. 26, 1736, at New London (intention published 

there Aug. 8, 1736) to Isaac Ledyard, b. , 1704, about (Hemp- 

.stead states that he was 32 years old at marriage), at ; he was 

a merchant and lived at New London, Conn. ; d. , at . His 

parentage is not known to me. 

Children: ? (Ledyard). I know of no children. Not in 

Christophers line. 



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I920.] Christophers Family. 2 1 

Authorities : 
i^ew London Town Records. 

History First Church, New London, pp. 479, 481, 484, 486. 
Hempstead's Diary, pp. 158, 298, 307-8, 312, 657. 
Caulkins' History of New London, pp. 239, 383-4. 
Bond's Watertown, p. 924. 
Coit Genealogy, p. 39. 
Saltonstall Genealogy, pp. 32-3. 

17. Mary^ Christophers (Hon. Richard,^ Hon. Christopher^), b. 
Sept. 18, 1694; bap. Sept. 23, 1694, at New London, Conn.; d. 
, at — — ; m. (i) Oct. 21, 1714, by Eliphalet Adams (inten- 
tion published Oct. 10, 1714), at New London, to John Gray, b. 
Aug. 16, 1692; he Hved at Boston, Mass., and New London. 
Conn.; d. Jan. 14, 1720, aged 28 years, at New London, and 
was buried there in Old Burying Ground, gravestone. He was 

a son of Samuel Gray (b. , 1657, about, in Devonshire. 

England; d. , in 48th year, at Boston, Mass.), and his wife 

Susannah Langdon (b. , Plymouth, Devonshire, Eng. ; d. 

, between 80 and 90 years of age, at Boston, Mass.), of 

Boston, Mass. 
Children: None. 

Mary' (Christophers) Gray, widow of John Gray, m. (2) Feb. 
23, 1721, at New London, Conn., by Eliphalet Adams, to Capt. 
Jonathan Prentis, b. Feb. 26, 1695-6; bap. March 1, 1695-6, at New 
London ; he lived at New London, Conn., and owned a valuable 
farm at Black Point, Lyme, N. Y. ; he was a sea-captain and with 
his father owned and navigated a vessel called the John and Hester; 
d. July 18, 1755, "on Friday," in his 60th year, and was probably 
buried in Old Burying Ground, no gravestone. His estate was in- 
ventoried at ^19,150, including 86 acres of land at £70 an acre. He 
was a son of Jonathan Prentis (b. July 15, 1657; d. July 28, 1727, 
aged "in 70th year," and was buried in Old Burying Ground, New 
London) and his wife Elizabeth Latimer (b. Nov. 4, 1667; d. Aug. 
14, 1759, "in 92nd year," and was buried in Old Burying Ground, 
New London), of New London, Conn. 

Children: None. Hempstead's Diary, p. 652, states positively 
that he never had any children. 

In Old Burying Ground Inscriptions, New London, by Ed*- 
Prentis, p. 21, we find the following inscription: 

"Here lyes the body of Mr. John Gray who died January 14, 
1720, aged 28 years." 

Authorities : 

First Book of Town Records of New London. 

Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages, Vol. II, pp. 9, 11. 

History First Church, New London, pp. 458, 460. 

Boston Record Commissioners Reports. B. M. D., 1630-1699, p. 201. 

Graveyard Inscriptions Old Burying Ground, New London, by Prentis, 
p. 21. 

Hempstead's Diary, pp. 39, 652. 

Caulkins' History of New London, pp. 288, 329. 



2 2 Christophers Family. [J^m. 

Prentice Genealogy, p. 276. 

Lion Gardiner and his Descendants, p. 112. 

Gray Genealogy, by M. D. Raymond, p. 142. 

ig. Grace^ Christophers (Hon. Richard,^ Hon. Christopher'), b. 
Oct. 14, 1698; bap. Nov. 13, 1698, at New London; d. Nov. 9, 
1745, at New London, and was buried there in Old Burying 
Ground, gravestone; ni. July 2, 1719, at New London, by Eli- 
phalet Adams to John Coit, as his first wife, b. May 25, 1696 
(according to Coit Genealogy, pp. 21, 29, probably an incorrect 
inscription for May 23, 1696) ; bap. May 24, 1696, at New Lon- 
don, Conn. ; he was a ship-builder and was Town Clerk of New 

London in 1757; d. (subsequent to 1760, when he deeds 

his lands at New London to Joseph Chew and is supposed to 

have left that town), at . He was a son of John Coit (b. 

Dec. I, 1670; d. Oct. 22, 1744; buried Oct. 24, 1744, in Old 
Burying Ground, New London ; m. at Woodstock, Conn., June 
25, 1695) and his wife Mehitable Chandler, of Woodstock, 
Conn. (b. Aug. 24, 1673, at Roxbury, Mass.; d. Nov. 3, 1758, 
at New London), of New London, Conn. 

Children: 5 (Coit), 4 sons and i daughter, all b. in New 

London : 

-|-59 i. John,* b. April 7, 1720; bap. May i, 1720; d. March 

26, 1744-5; m. Mary (or Nancy) Pierce. 
-|-6o ii. Richard,'' b. July 8, 1722; bap. July 15, 1722; d. Oct. 
3, 1745 ; m. Abigail Braddick. 
61 iii. EHzabeth,* b. Dec. 3, 1724; bap. Dec. 6, 1724; d. 
April 25, 1725; buried April 26, 1726, at New Lon- 
don. 
-I-62 iv. Samuel,* b. Oct. 14, 1726; bap. Oct. 16, 1726; d. 

Nov. — , 1792; m. Elizabeth Richards. 
-|-63 V. Joseph,* b. Oct. 3, 1728; bap. Oct. 6, 1728; d. Oct. 
23, 1756; m. Sarah Mosier. 

John Coit m. (2) June 20, 1748, at , to Hannah (Gardner) 

Potter (daughter of Henry Gardner, of Kingston, R. L, and widow 
of Thomas Potter, of Newport, R. L), b. , at ; d. , at 

Children: 3 (Coit), i son and 2 daughters, all b. in New London. 
Not in Christophers line. 

1 Desire, b. Oct. 15, 1749; bap. Dec. 3, 1749. 

2 John, b. Oct. 30. 1752; bap. Sept. 13, Old Style (or Sept. 24, 
New Style), 1752; d. , about 1804; m. Mary Mumford. 

3 Mehetable, b. June 16, 1755; bap. Oct. 5, 1755. 

John Coit, Senior, was received into the church. New London, in 
1757. He was Town Clerk of New London, 1757-8. In 1750 he 
deeded lands to his sons Samuel and Joseph, and in 1760 deeded 
lands to Joseph Chew, and about this latter year he is supposed to 
have removed from New London. He renewed his baptismal cove- 



igjo.] Christophers Family. 2 % 

nant with the First Church at New London, and had all of his chil- 
dren baptized there, but does not appear to have been a communi- 
cant himself. 

Authorities : 

New London Town Records, Book I. 

Coit Family, by Rev. F. W. Chapman, pp. 20-1, 29-30, 48-50. 

Chandler Genealogy, by George Chandler, pp. 53-4. 

Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages, Book I, p. 105 ; Book II, p p. 10, 20, 
22, 28. 

Mchitable (^Chandler) Coit, her book (privately printed). 

Connecticut Colonial Records, Vol. 1757-1762, pp. 54, 143-4. 

Records First Church, Nezv London, pp. 481, 484, 486, 488, 490. 519, 521, 523. 

Caulkins' History of Nezv London, pp. 407, 667. 

Hempstead's Diary, p. 274. 

21. Lydia'' Christophers (Hon. Richard,^ Hon. Christopher') . 
b. Aug. 10, 1701 ; bap. Aug. 17, 1701, at New London; d. Jan. 
22, 1740-1, in 40th year of her age, at New London, and was 
buried there in Old Burying Ground, gravestone ; m. May 9, 
1 72 1, at New London, by Eliphalet Adams (intention published 
April 9, 1721) to Daniel Coit (as his first wife), b. Oct. 25, 
1698; bap. Oct. 30, 1698, at New London; he lived in New 
London and was a Justice of the Peace and Town Clerk there 
1736 to his death, except the year 1757, and also Clerk of the 
County Court ; d. July 19, 1773, at New London, and accord- 
ing to Miss Caulkins, was there buried in Old Burying Ground, 
under a rough stone without inscription. He was a son of 
William Coit (b. Jan. 25, 1675; d. May 7, 1703; m. June g, 
1697) and his wife Sarah Chandler (b. Nov. 9, 1676; d. July 
3, 1711), of New London. 

Children: i (Coit), daughter, b. at New London. 

64 i. Sarah,* b. April 26, 1726; bap. May i, 1726; d. March 
22, 1729-30. 

Daniel Coit m. (2) Jan. 21, 1742, at , to Mehetable Hooker. 

b. Sept. 30, 1706, at Farmington, Conn.; d. Nov. 17, 1763, at New 
London, Conn., and was there buried, no gravestone. She was a 
daughter of Samuel Hooker (b. May 29, 1661, at Plymouth, Mass.; 

d. , 1730, at Hartford, Conn.; m. June 28, 1687) and his wife 

Mehetable Hamlin (b. Nov. 17, 1664, at Middletown, Conn. ; d. 

, 1749, at Hartford, Conn.), of Farmington, Conn. 

Children: 5 (Coit), 2 sons and 3 daughters, all b. in New Lon- 
don. Not in Christophers line. 

1 WilHam. b. Nov. 26, 1742; bap. Dec. 5, 1742; d. , 1802; 

m. Sarah Prentis, see Record No. 181 of this genealogy. 

2 Sarah, b. March 30, 1744; bap. Jime 3. 1744; d. ; m. 

Robinson Mumford, see Record No. 199 of this genealogy. 

3 Mehetable, b. Feb. 18, 1746; bap. March 2, 1746; d. . in 

the south. 

4 Esther, b. Feb. 18. 1750; bap. March 24. 1750; d. March 23. 
1750. 



24 Purdy, Guion, Beecher and Thomas Family Notes. [Jan- 

5 Daniel, b. Oct. 13, 1751 ; bap. Oct. 20, 1751 ; d. Sept. i, 1753. 

Daniel Coit m. (3) Dec. 16, 1764, at , to Elizabeth (Starr)- 

Turner-Jeffrey (widow first of Joseph Turner, of Scituate, Mass., 
and second John Jeffrey, of Groton, Conn.), b. Aug. 19, 1701, at 
Groton, Conn.; d. Jan. 24, 1779, at New London, Conn. She was a 
daughter of Jonathan Starr (b. Feb. 23, 1673-4; d. Aug. 26, 1747; 
m. Jan. 12, 1698-9) and his wife Elizabeth Morgan (b. Sept. 9, 

1678; d. ), of New London, Conn., in that part now known as 

Groton, Conn. 

Children : None. 

Authorities : 
New London Town Records, Book I. 
Coit Family, by Chapman, pp. 26, 36-8. 
Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages, Vol. II, pp. 7, II. 
History First Church, New London, pp. 461, 464, 510, 512, 515, 519, 521. 
Connecticut Colonial Records, Vol. 1757-1762, pp. 143-4, 208. 
Caulkins' History of New London, p. 667. 
Hempstead's Diary, pp. 372, 486. 
Hooker Genealogy, pp. 18-35, 53- 
Chandler Family, p. 23. 

( To be continued.) 



PURDY, GUION, BEECHER AND THOMAS FAMILY 
NOTES. 



Contributed by Theresa Hall Bristol. 



From a Purdy Family Bible in the possession (1919) of the 
Misses Jane and Mary Purdy, of White Plains, N. Y., which was 
the original bible belonging to Lavinia Purdy, daughter of Elijah 
Purdy, who married ( i ) her cousin, Eisenhart Purdy, son of Joseph 
Purdy (see History of Rye, p. 436), we gather the following vital 
facts relative to the Purdy Family quoted exactly as they appear in 
the above described Bible. The Bible itself, has the name of Levina 
Purdy stamped thereon in gold letters, and it was published by M. 
Carey & Son, Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, 1817. Here follow the 
entries transcribed therefrom : 

Births 
Elijah Purdy, Apr. 27, 1729. 
Levina Purdy, daughter of David and Melison Haight, August 28, 1735. 

Brothers and sisters of Elijah Purdy : 
Marian Purdy, April 5, 1722. 
Hannah Purdy. Mch 7, 1724. 
Judah Purdy, Sept. 15, 1726. 

erpu^rdy'^i Apr. -,1728. 

Isaac Purdy, Nov. 14 1732. 
Anna Purdy, Feby 14, 1734. 



ig2o.] Purdy, Guion, Beecher and Thomas Family Notes. 25 

Sons & Daughters of Elijah & Levinia Purdy : 
Samuel Purdy, Feby 3d, 1752. 
David Purdy, Dec. 3d, 1753. 
Elijah Purdy, Jany 19th, 1756. 
Milison Purdy, Sept. 3d, 1757. 
John Purdy, Augt. 22d, 1759. 
Mary Purdy, Feby 16, 1761. 
Abigail Purdy, April 7th, 1764. 
Levina Purdy, Dec. 20th, 1765. 
Judith Purdy, April 12th, 1768. 
Melison Purdy, June 24, 1770. 
Israel Purdy, May 10, 1772. 
Esther Purdy, July 17, 1775. 

Births 
Joseph Purdy, April 20, 1728. 
Charity Eisenhart Purdy, Sept. 15, 1733. 

Sons & Daughters of Jos. & Charity Purdy. 
Joseph Purdy, Jany ist, 1751. 
Christopher Purdy, Oct. 22, 1752. 
Mary Purdy, Jan. 1st, 1754. 
Jonathan Purdy, Oct. 24th, 1756. 
Charity Purdy, Dec. 12th, 1758. 
Sarah Purdy, Dec. 17th, 1760. 
Eisenhart Purdy, Nov. 8th, 1762. 
Pamela Purdy, Sept. 6th, 1764. 
Monmouth Purdy, May 9th, 1766. 
Bartholomew Purdy, April nth, 1768. 
Henry Purdy, June 3rd, 1770. 
Micah Purdy, Feb. 24th, 1773. 
Meriam Purdy, Jan. 26th, 1775. 

Sons of Eisenhart & Levina Purdy: 
Richard E. Purdy, Dec. 5, 1790. 
Micah Purdy, April 25th, 1792. 
Eisenhart Purdy, Oct. 30, 1793. 

Deaths 

Elijah Purdy, Sen. Augt. 8th, 1816. 
Levina Purdy, Sen. Augt. 8th, 181 1. 
Melison Purdy, May 23d, 1761. 
John Purdy, March loth, 1821. 
Mary Purdy, Augt. 8th, 1822. 
Abigail Purdy, March 30th, 1796. 
Samuel Purdy, July 8th, 1823. 
Eisenhart Purdy, Dec. 6th, 1793. 
Eisenhart Purdy, Jr. Mch. 4th, 1801. 
Elijah Purdy, Jr. March 2d, 1826. 
David Purdy, March i6th, 1826. 
Israel Purdy, March 12th, 1829. 

Above all in one handwriting. 

In another hand under "Births" : 

Sarah, daughter of Stephen & Sarah Lounsberry, July 19th, 1802. 

Under Marriages : 

Richard E. Purdy to Sarah Lounsbery, April 26th, 1825. 



26 Purdy, Guion, Beecher and Thomas Family Notes. [Jan. 

Under Births : 

Children of Richard E. and Sarah Lounsbery Purdy. 
Sarah Levina Purdy, July 30, 1827. 
Stephen Eisenhart Purdy, Aug. 4th, 1829. 
Richard Lounsbery Purdy, June 26th, 1832. 
Edward Henry Purdy, i Dec. 1834. 
William Miner Purdy, 2 Jany 1837. 
James Lounsbery Purdy, 9 Jany 739. 
Elizabeth Miner Purdy, 4 Dec. /40. 

Same writing under Deaths : 
Millison Halsted, Feby 7th, 1841. 
Jonathan Purdy, April — , 1842. 

Esther Purdy, March 22, 1843. ^ 

Judith Haviland, Feby 22, 1847. 
Levinia Purdy Hatfield, Sept. 3d, 1848. 
Richard E. Purdy, June 14, 1849. 
Stephen Eisenhart Purdy, Feby 12th, 1833. 

In a third handwriting, that of father to possessor of the 
Bible: 

John Hagadorn to Jane F. Coddington, April 27th, 1815. 



The following Bible records, in the possession of the Egan fam- 
ily of Plainfield, N. J., have been examined by Dr. William B. Van 
Alstyne, who reports them as "valuable." The Bible from which 
they were taken, was destroyed by Catherine (Ferris) Lawrence, but 
the family records themselves were preserved by her. According to 
family tradition, this Bible was originally owned by Hester Guion, 
of North Castle, who married Samuel B. Ferris, who evidently col- 
lected the material from older Bible records. These records are as 
follows : 

"Isaac Guion, born in Rochelle in France, in 1692; died in New Rochelle, 
N. Y. in 1776. Isaac Guion, his son born in New Rochelle, N. Y., 1720, 
and died in 1784 serving for some time as surgeon in the Revolutionary War. 
His son Isaac was born in New Rochelle 1740. Died in Newbum, North 
Carolina, 1803, serving in the same capacity as his father. Isaac L. Guion, 
his son was born in Newburn, North Carolina, 1776. Died at the age of 39 
and was Solicitor General." 

John Guion, b. Feb. i, 1723; d. June 21, 1792. 

Anna Hart, b. April II, 1728; d. Feb. 26, 1814. 

John Guion married Anna Hart, Apr. 15, 1747. Children: 

Jonathan Guion, b. Jan. 28, 1749. 

Sarah Guion, b. April 25, 1751 ; d. July 15, 1808. 

Peter Guion, b. May 27, 1753; left his father's house in the year 
1772 and has never returned to it since. Believed to have been 
devoured by wild beasts on his way to New Rochelle. 

James Guion, b. June 22, 1755; d. Feb. i, 1781. at New Haven. 

Dinah Guion, b. May 7, I7.S7- 

Anna Guion, b. Jan. 12, 1760. 

John Guion, b. Mar. 4, 1763; d. Nov. 3, 1822. 

Abraham Guion, b. Jan. 26, 1765. 

Isaac Guion, b. Sept. 19, 1767. 

Elijah Guion, b. April 19, 1770. 

Monmouth Hart Guion, b. Oct. 8, 1771. 



I920.] Purdy, Guion, Beecher and Thomas Family Notes. 2 7 

John Guion, son of John Guion and Anna Hart Guion married 
Phebe Hustis, b. March 13, 1760, and d. July 18, 1836. Children: 

James Guion, b. Mar. 9, 1788; d. , 1864. 

Peter Guion, b. Aug. 9, 1789; d. March 31, 1845. 
Elijah Guion, b. Apr. 18, 1791 ; d. Apr. 6, 1853. 
Epenetus Guion, b. Nov. 24, 1793 ; d. Oct. 28, 1859. 
William Guion, b. Aug. — , 1794; d. Apr. 11, 1815. 
Mary Guion, b. June 6, 1796 ; d. July 19, 1809. 
Hetty & Eliza Guion, b. Apr. 14, 1798. 
Ann Guion, b. Feb. 25, 1800; d. Aug. 13, 1887. 
George H. Guion, b. Mar. 4, 1808. 

From the Westchester Co. Probate Records : 

The will of John Guion of Rye, dated Sept. 26, 1781 ; proved Oct. 17, 
1792, mentions wife Ann, sons Jonathan, John, Abraham, Isaac, Elijah and 
son Monmouth Hart Guion (under 21). To son Jonathan a sum towards 
his buying a place at North Castle. Daughters Ann Guion, Sarah wife of 
"Bath" Hadden, Dinah wife of Peter Knop. A legacy to son Peter "if living." 
"Whereas my son Peter hath been gone for some years & not heard of" — "in 
case he should return." 

The will of John Guion of Rye, dated Oct. 26, 1823; proved Nov. 26, 
1823 mentions wife Phebe; sons George H. (under 21), James H., Elijah, 
John, Jr., merchant, of the City of New York. Peter, and Epinetus H. 
Daughters, Eliza Fisher, Hetty Guion, Ann Guion. His estate was to be sold 
but the burying ground was to be reserved to his heirs forever. 



Contributed by Janet McKay Cowing, Corresponding Member. 

The following notes on the Beecher and Thomas Families were 
copied from the family Bible now in the possession of Mrs. Kittie 
Cummings, of Corunna, Mich., who is a great granddaughter of 
Isaac and Asenath Beecher, and a daughter of Isaac Toles Gould, 
and were sent to the contributor by the widow of Jasper Gould, who 
was a brother of Isaac Toles Gould. 

Beecher 
Abraham Beecher, born at Woodbridge, Conn., Sept. 13th, 1745. 
Desire Toles, wife of Abraham Beecher, born at Woodbridge, Conn., 

Oct. I2th, 1745. 
Children of Abraham & Desire Beecher who were married at Woodbridge, 

Conn., April 28th, 1768. 
Philemon, born at Woodbridge, March 19th, 1769. 
Abraham, " " Oxford, June 20, 1771. 



Amos, " " 


Sept. I2th, 1773. 


Philemon, " 


March 19, 1776. 


Ely, " " 


Jan'y 22, 1778. 


Betsey, " " 


Jan'y 6, 1780. 


Fanny, " " 


Feb. 22, 1782. 


♦Isaac, " " Kent, Nov. 22, 1783. 


Jesse, " " 


Jan'y 7th, 1785. 


Robert Ransom, " 


Deer. 12, 1789. 



Deaths 
Abraham Beecher died at Sharon, Ct, Oct. loth, 1823. 
Desire Beecher, died at Sharon, Ct., June loth, 1812. 
Philemon, died at Oxford, May 28th, 1774. 
Amos, " " Litchfield, Ct., Dec. l8th, 1810. 

Fanny, " " Sharon, Ct., April 26, 1803. 



28 Purdy, Guion, Beecher and Thomas Family Notes. [Jan. 

♦Isaac Beecher, born in Kent, Ct., Nov. 22, 1783 
Asenath Cowing, born at Ballston, N. Y., Aug. 8th, 1786. 

Children of Isaac & Asenath Beecher who were married Nov. 24th, 1805: 
Frances Deming Beecher, born at Edinburgh, Saratoga County, N. Y., 

Nov. 29th, 1806. 
William Liman Beecher, born at Sharon, Ct., January 28th, 1809. 
Sarah Elizabeth Beecher, born at Sharon, Ct, March 3rd, 1812. 
Asenath Diadama Beecher, born at Edinljurgh, Saratoga County, March 

30th, 1822. 

Deaths 
Isaac Beecher died Feb. 24th 1856 at Lodi, Mich. 
Asenath Beecher, died July 17th, 1858. 

Thomas 
Ambrose Thomas, born Aug. 7th, 1792. 
Betsey Cowing, born May 3rd, 1792. 

Children 
Louisa Jane, born July 20th, 1825. 
Fanny Beecher, born Nov. 14, 1826. 
Cyrus Julian, born Nov. 20, 1830. 
William Ambrose, born Oct. 7th, 1833. 

Marriages 
Dr. Ambrose Thomas and Betsey Cowing, Dec. 28th, 1823. 
Dr. A. Thomas to Frances Deming Beecher, Jan'y 6th, 1833. 

Deaths 
Mrs. Betsey Thomas deceased, Apl 22nd, 1832. 
Mrs. Frances D. Thomas deceased, Oct. 30, 1847. 
Dr. Ambrose Thomas deceased, April 30, 1862. 



The following notes on the Gould Family were copied directly 
from the family Bible in jMDSsession of Mrs. Kittie Cummings, of 
Corunna, Mich. : 

Willard Gould, born December 26th, 1805, at Leverett, Mass. 
Sarah Elizabeth Beecher, born March 3rd, 1812, at Sharon, Conn. ; Mar- 
ried April 28th, 1833. 

Children 

Emily Asenath, born Sept. 8, 1834, at Brownville, N. Y. 
Isaac Toles, born at Clayton, N. Y., Aug. 16, 1836. 
Orlin Ambrose, born at Clayton, N. Y., Aug. 29th, 1838. 
Jasper Decatur, born at Lyme. N. Y., Sept. 4th, 1840. 
Betsey Amelia, born at Lvme, N. Y., July 24th, 1843. 
Fanny Diadama, born at Lyme, N. Y., Feb. i6th, 1846. 

Deaths 
Willard Gould, died Feb. and, 1849, at Lyme, N. Y. 
Sarah Elizabeth Beecher, died Feb. 26th, 1895. 

Marriages 
Auren Roys, born Dec. 25th, 1835, at Lyons, N. Y., married Emily 

Asenath Gould, born Sept. 8, 1834, at Brownsville, N. Y., married 

March 28th, 1858. 
Isaac Toles Gould, born at Clayton, N. Y., Aug. 16, 1836, married Emily 

Colburn, born Oct. 29. 1841, Erie Co.. N. Y., married March 8, 1866. 
Betsey Amelia Gould married James E. Card. 



1920.] John Brown of .Vnv Harbor, Maine (1623-1670). 2Q 



JOHN BROWN OF NEW HARBOR, MAINE (1623-1670), 
AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS. 



Contributed by Theresa Hall Bristol. 



John Brown of Pemaquid, New Harbor, Damariscotta and 
Woolwich, now in Maine, is distinguished only as having been the 
recipient of what is considered to be the first Indian deed on record. 
He was the son of Richard Brown of Barton Regis, Gloucester- 
shire, Eng., and married Margaret, daughter of Francis Hayward, 
of Bristol, Eng. He is supposed to have come from Bristol to 
Pemaquid (now Bristol, Me.), as early as 1623. On July 15, 1625, 
John Brown, then of New Harbor, purchased of the Sagamores, 
Capt. John "Samoset" and Unongoit, "for fifty skins," a tract of land 
described as follows : "Beginning at Pemaquid Falls, and so run- 
ning a direct course to the head of New Harbor, from thence to the 
south end of Muscongus Island; taking in the Island, and so run- 
ning five and twenty miles into the country north and by east, and 
thence eight miles northwest and by west to Pemaquid, where it first 
began." This deed was acknowledged at Pemaquid before Abraham 
Shurt, July 24, 1626, and is supposed to be the earliest Indian deed 
on record.* The History of Bristol and Bremen, Maine, Including 
the Pemaquid Settlement, by John Johnston, LL.D., 1873, gives a 
very full account of John Brown, his possessions, and some of his 
descendants ; also a detailed account of the Indian wars which 
depleted and scattered the early population on this part of the coast 
of Maine. The object of this article is, therefore, only to bring 
together such genealogical material as has come to light later, 
through other publications, and to include the names of all the heirs 
in 1812 to John Brown's estate through the line of his granddaughter, 
Margaret (Gould) Stilson-Pittman and her first husband, James'' 
Stilson. The line of James* Stilson (James^) has been made as 
complete as possible by a personal search of New Hampshire records 
and is verified by Lincoln County Depositions of 1812 in possession 
of the Maine Historical Society, and deposited in their library at 
Portland. The names of the other children of James' Stilson (with 
the exception of Hannah'') and their descendants have been taken 
entirely from these depositions made at the time John Brown's 
descendants tried to regain the "Eastern lands." 

There seems to be some uncertainty as to the time and place of 
John Brown's death, but it was probably about 1670, as stated in the 
History of Bristol and Bremen, and "at his son John's" at Damaris- 
cotta. The historian further states that John Brown's wife returned 

♦ Maine Hist. Society Collections, Vol. V, p. 195 ; Second Series, Vol. 
Vn, p. 80, Farnham Papers. 



30 John Brown of New Harbor, Maine f^\(ii->i-\fy]o), [Jan. 

to New Harbor after the Indian War of 1676, and built a house 
there. Children: (Brown): 

i. John, b. 1636; m. Elizabeth . 

ii. Margaret, m. (i) Alexander Gould; m. (2) Morris Cham- 
pett (spelled "Chamlet," "Chamblet," "Champney," "Cham- 
less" and "Champrise"). 
iii. Elizabeth, m. Richard Pierce. 

iv. Emma, m. Nicholas Denning-. The deposition of John and 
Richard Pierce, 1729 (published in the Genealogical Adver- 
tiser, Vol. II, p. 28), gives the children of Erne Brown, dau. 
of John Brown ye wife of Nicholas Denning, as: Agnes 
Doliber, Erne Elwell, Elizabeth Paine, Nicholas Denning, 
Mary Stevens, William Denning, George Denning. 

John Brown gave the Island of Muscongus, and a large tract 
upon the mainland, to Alexander Gould, the husband of his daugh- 
ter Margaret, as Margaret's marriage portion. This was by deed 
dated Aug. 8, 1660; and "she continued to live upon it long after 
the death of her husband." (Various York Deeds and Lincoln Co. 
Depositions). It is a matter of record, however, that Margaret 
(Brown) Gould re-married; and, after the Eastern Claims began 
to be settled (1700-1720), her second husband, Maurice "Chamless," 
brought forth in 1717 what did not prove to be a genuine deed to 
land at Muscongus, dated 1672-3. This husband who survived her 
(and evidently married again) built a house upon the island and 
planted corn. James Stilson (grandson of Margaret (Brown) 
Gould-Chamless) and his sister Mary's husband, William Hilton, 
went down to Muscongus and tore down the house and pulled up 
the corn. They were willing, they said, "to share the land with 
their uncle, Samuel Champney (a son of Margaret by her second 
husband), but not with his father." Morris "Chamlet" (Champ- 
ney?) second husband of Margaret (Brown) Gould, took the Oath 
of Fidelity before Samuel Ward, at Marblehead, Dec. 18, 1677. 
(Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex Co., Mass., 
VI, 399.) A Maurice Champney m. Elizabeth Taynour at Marble- 
head, Oct. 20, 1692. Children of Alexander and Margaret (Brown) 
Gould : 

i. Margaret Gould, "b. at ye Eastward, at a place called New 
Harbor in Cornwall Co." about 1660; m. (i) 1675 to James 
Stilson; m. (2) March 30, 1696, to Thomas Pittman. 

ii. Mary Gould. 

iii. Elizabeth Gould. 

By her second husband, Morris Champney, she had : 

iv. Samuel Champney. 

Margaret Gould, oldest daughter of Alexander and Margaret 
Gould, b. about 1660, at New Harbor, Me., was married in 1675 to 
James,^ son of Lieut. Vincent' Stilson, of Milford, Conn., and 



1 920.) and Some of His Descendants. X\ 

Marblehead, Mass. James^ Stilson took the Oath of Fidelity before 
the Commissioner at Marblehead, Dec. i8, 1677. He had land laid 
out to him by the Selectmen of Marblehead, Feb. 11, 1682-3, built a 
house and shop on same and sold to Samuel Waldron, Feb. 26, 1685- 
6. Margaret, his wife, joined the First Church at Marblehead, April 
18, 1686, and her children were baptized May 16, of the same year. 
This was the year of the change at Pemaquid from New York to 
Massachusetts rule under Andros. {History of Bristol and 
Bremen.) 

The island of Muscongus together with a tract on the mainland, 
in all, containing eight square miles of the John Brown land, was 
inherited by Margaret (Gould) Stilson, "as the oldest daughter" of 
Alexander and Margaret (Brown) Gould; and she and her husband 
James Stilson, "held peaceful possession" of the same in 1689, 
according to the testimony of Richard Pierce in 1720. (Deposi- 
tions of Eastern Claims in Maine Hist. Society Library). Never- 
theless, as before stated, just prior to 1720, Margaret (Gould) Stil- 
son-Pittman's step-father, Morris Champney, tried to gain posses- 
sion. This is proved by depositions found recorded on the Essex 
Co. Probate, and published in the Genealogical Advertiser, Vol. II, 
pp. 26-28. 

During the second Indian War, as it was called, probably on Aug. 
2, 1689, the day the Pemaquid Fort was taken by the Indians, James 
Stilson, then living on Muscongus Island, was killed, together with 
his infant daughter, and his wife Margaret and their other children 
were taken prisoners to Canada. In October, 1695, an expedition 
was fitted out to ransom the Canada captives who had been held 
prisoners among the French, and Margaret (Gould) Stilson was 
brought back. On a list of those still remaining in Canada are the 
names of two of Margaret's children, "Mary" and "James." They 
are all given as "from Pemaquid." It is impossible to determine 
what became of the children Mary and John Stilson. Probably both 
died young, and "Mary" is given as a mistake for Margaret. (See 
New England Hist, and Gen. Register, Vol. VI, p. 87; Vol. XXIV, 
p. 289; Vol. XXXI, p. 185.) 

The widow Margaret (Gould) Stilson returned to Marblehead, 
where she m. (2) March 30, 1696, Thomas Pittman. The daughter 
Margaret must have returned before 1699, when she was married 
at Marblehead to William Hilton. James Stilson did not return 
until after 1703, when he married in Canada another Indian captive 
taken in a later raid. 

On the 27th of Dec, 1720, "Thomas Pittman of Marblehead and 
his wife Margaret, oldest daughter of Saunders Gould, heretofore 
of Muscongus, Yeoman, and Margaret, his wife, both deceased" 
* * ♦ "for love and good will and paternal affection which they 
the said Thomas and Margaret Pittman have and do bear unto her 
son James Stilson of Piscataqua in the Province of New Hamp- 
shire, Fisherman, and her daughter Margaret Hilton, now wife of 



32 Jofin Brown of New Harbor, Maine {ih^y-idio), [Jan. 

William Hilton of Marblehead" * * * ("the said James Stilson 
and Mary Hilton being the two children of the said Margaret Pitt- 
man by her former husband James Stilson, late of Pemaquid in New 
England, aforesaid deceased)" deeded "all that land in Broad Bay, 
beginning at a pine tree marked" * * * "eight miles North- 
west." 

Thomas and Margaret (Gould) Stilson-Pittman lived at Marble- 
head, where he died 4 mo., 1736, ae. 94. She lived until 12 mo., 
1750, when she died, "ae. 92." The children of Margaret (Gould) 
and James Stilson, all baptized at Marblehead, May 16, 1686, were : 
i. James' Stilson, "born at or near Muscongus, Me.," about 

1676. 
ii. John' Stilson. 

iii. Margaret' Stilson, b. 1679; taken captive with her mother. 
She was married at Marblehead, June 2, 1699, to William 
Hilton. (For an account of this family, see A^. E. Hist, 
and Gen. Register, Vol. 31, p. 185). 
iv. Mary' Stilson. 
V. An infant, killed by the Indians. 

By her second husband, Thomas Pittman, Margaret 
(Gould) had 4 (Pittman) children, viz.: 
i. Elizabeth Pittman "1 

ii. Thomas Pittman u n j- j 

... TT u T->-.. ^ who all died young. 

ni. Hannah Pittman ■' ° 

iv. John Pittman J 

(Marblehead Vital Records) 

James' Stilson, son of James^ and Margaret (Gould) Stilson, 
was born on Muscongus Island, "near Pemaquid" (now Bristol, 
Me.). He was bap. at Marblehead, First Church, May 16, 1686, 
with his brother and sisters. At the time his father and the infant 
were killed by the Indians, he was taken prisoner with his mother 
and sister Margaret. On the report of the expedition sent to Canada 
in 1695, to ransom these prisoners, James Stilson is called "a lad, 
of Pemaquid." The depositions of Eastern claimants in 1812, show 
that he not only did remain in Canada after the others returned, but 
that he married there and that one, if not two, of his children were 
born there. His granddaughter Mary (Stilson), widow of Capt. 
Tobias Lear, and Lucretia, widow of his grandson Capt. William 
Trefethen, both testified that "when he heard that a New England 
woman had been brought to Canada by the Indians, he went to see 
her;" that "he liked her so well that he bought her with a hat full of 
silver dollars, and married her there ;" that "she was then a widow 
by the name of Batson." Lucretia Trefethen also testified "I remem- 
ber hearing of his coming to New Castle with his wife, and child, 
Hannah, born in Canada." (Lincoln Co. Depositions.) This wife 
of James Stilson was Hannah (Odiorne) of New Castle, N. H., 
widow of John Batson, Jr., of Cape Porpoise (now Arundel, Me.). 



1920.] a}!d Some of His Descendants. 33 

From other testimony it would appear that she had returned to her 
home at New Castle, after the death of her husband, John Batson, 
Jr., and that she was taken captive from there ; that upon her ransom 
by James Stilson, her second husband, and their return to New 
England, they were re-married in Boston and "went to the home 
at New Castle from which she was taken prisoner.* Her 
daughter's (Mary (Batson) Parsons-Tarlton) son, testified in 1812, 
that his mother often told him that she was seven years old at the 
time she and her mother were taken prisoners to Canada. There is 
an article in the Nczv England Hist. Gen. Register, Vol. 28, p. 159, 
entitled "English Prisoners in Canada." The wife of James^ Stil- 
son is there given as "Anna (Odihorn) Batson, wife of John, taken 
with her children, Aug. 21, 1703, in the service of M. Pascaud; her 
daughter Mary Margaret, b. at Piscaderie [Piscataqua] [now Ports- 
mouth], N. E., 5 Feb., 1697; bapt. 24 June, 1704, in Montreal." In 
1721, "John Batson, Thomas Parsons and Mary, his wife, all of 
New Castle, ye said John Batson and Mary Parsons being the only 
surviving children and heirs of John Batson, late of Cape Porpoise, 
deceased," sold their father's land and mill in "Cape Porpus, now 
called Arundel ;" and "James Stilson of New Castle aforesaid and 
Hannah, his wife, formerly ye wife of Jno. Batson, deceased," 
signed away "all right the aforesaid premises might accrow to said 
Hannah as her dower therein." (York Deeds, Vol. X, Folio 230- 
231. )t In 1732, John* Batson and his sister Mary with her second 
(not her first) husband, Richard Tarlton, sold "all right, title and 
interest" in the estate of their grandfather, John^ Batson [Sr.] in 
Arundel, York Co. (York Deeds. XV, 508.) This corrects an error 
in the Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, Vol. IV, p. 

293- 

The first mention of James Stilson to be found on the New 
Castle town records is on Jan. 25, 1714, when he and Tobias Lear 
petitioned to have their taxes abated (Vol. I, Town Book, p. 17), 
He was living in Portsmouth in 1720. and in 1722 he called himself 
"formerly of New Castle," when he and his wife Hannah sold all 
his share in the division of the New Castle Commons. (Rocking- 
ham Co. Deeds.) In 1724, he bought a dwelling house and land 
upon "Great Island" (New Castle) and went back there to live. He 
had trouble with his grandmother's second husband, Morris Champ- 
ney, in 1720, regarding possession of the Island and land deeded him 

* John Batson returned to Cape Porpoise in 1699, from Portsmouth, where 
he had taken refuge, and as hostilities recommenced at Cape Porpoise in 
1702, it is possible that he was killed at that time, and his wife taken prisoner 
from there. \York Deeds, Vol. VI, Folio 50.) This corrects an error in the 
Kcnnebunkport History, p. 68. where the statement is made that John Batson 
[Jr.] did not return to Cape Porpoise. 

tThis mill was built about 1699-1700. when the following agreement was 
drawn up. "John Batson of Cape Porpoise and Samuel Hill of Charlestown, 
who both have good title to several tracts of land at Cape Porpoise, and are 
building a mill, take Joseph Storer into partnership with them." (York 
Deeds, Vol. VI, p. 50.) 



34 John Broivn ef New Harbor, Maine {xfsi^t-xfyjo), [Jan. 

by his mother Margaret (Gould) Stilson and her second husband 
Thomas Pittman. On March 27, 1733, James Stilson sold (or 
mortgaged) for £200, to Samuel Waldo, of Boston, Merchant, land 
on Muscongus river, near Pemaquid, in the County of York,' being 
in Broad Bay. Beginning at a pine tree marked in the westmost 
branch of the Bay ; thence Northeast by Muscongus river eight 
miles [etc.] * * * "which tract of land on the 8th day of 
August, 1660, being a good deed * * * well executed by John 
Brown, of New Harbor, given and granted to Saunders Gould and 
Margaret his wife, and upon their decease became the estate of Mar- 
garet Pittman" [etc.]. "The tract as yet being undivided." "Also 
a certain neck of land running into Broad Bay, 700 acres more or 
less." This would seem to dispose of the Brown-Stilson claim ; but 
about 1800 to 1812, all the heirs to the tract about Pemaquid tried to 
regain possession. A commission was appointed, which finally 
decided that the Brown descendants had no claim. The following 
genealogy is largely compiled and verified by depositions taken at 
this time. These are in possession of the Maine Historical Society. 
After the death of his wife, James^ Stilson lived with his son- 
in-law, Capt. Abraham Trefethen, at New Castle, until his son, Capt. 
James Stilson, moved to New Durham, when he went with him and 
died there about 1772. (Testimony of Mary Runnels, of New Dur- 
ham, and of his granddaughter, Mary Lear.) 

Children of James' and Hannah ( (Odiorne)-Batson) Stilson: 

1. Hannah^ Stilson, b. in Canada about 1704; d. in 1776; m. at New 
Castle, May 2. 1725, to Thomas Mead, of Portsmouth, who d. 
about 1759. She was admitted to the South Church of Ports- 
mouth, July 17, 1728. Children: 

i. James^ Mead. bap. 1728; d. y. 

ii. Joseph* Mead, bap. 1728; d. 1810 "at Pigwacket." Sold his 
claim to the Brown estate to Samuel Storer, of Rochester, in 
1800. He was then "of Conway." 
iii. Hannah^ Mead, bap. 1730; d. 1776; m. Samuel Wilkinson 
as his first wife. He m. (2) Sarah Benson. By his 2nd wife 
he had Samuel Wilkinson, of Berwick, Me., aged 51 when 
he testified in 1812. Children: 

i. Joseph" Wilkinson, of Sanford, York Co., Me., living 

in 1812. 
ii. Anna" Wilkinson, who m. James Urin, of Water- 
borough, Me. 

(Both sold their claims to Samuel Storer in 1800.) 
iv. Margaret (Peggy")'' Mead, bap. 1740; "living at New Mar- 
ket, N. H.," in 1812. She sold to Capt. Storer. 
v. Anna^ Mead, bapt. 1745; d. y. 

2. Anna* Stilson, b. probably at New Castle; m. Abraham Tre- 
fethen, of New Castle. Children: 



igio.] and Some of His Descendants 3 c 

i. Capt. Abraham* Trefethen, of New Castle. He was de- 
ceased before 1812, when his widow Temperance Trefethen, 
aged 72, deposed concerning the Stilson family. Children: 
i. Abraham" Trefethen. 
ii. Benjamin" Trefethen. 
iii. Temperance' Trefethen, m. Capt. Christopher Ama- 

zeen; living in 1812. 
iv. John" Trefethen. 
V. Anna" Trefethen, unm. in 1812. 

ii. Capt. William" Trefethen, of Portsmouth. He was deceased 
in 1812, when his widow, Lucretia Trefethen, aged 73, 
deposed. Children : 
i. William" Trefethen. 
ii. James" Trefethen. 
iii. Samuel" Trefethen. 
iv. Abraham" Trefethen (deceased 1812; left wife Abigail 

and minor son Abraham). 
V. Lucretia" Trefethen, m. Capt. Thomas M. Shaw, of 
Portsmouth, Aug. 30, 1793. (Both deposed in 1812.) 

vi. Polly" Trefethen, m. Stewart. (Both deceased, 

1812). Children: 
i. Polly' Stewart. 
ii. Lucretia' Stewart. 

iii. Anna'' Trefethen, m. May 19, 1766, at Greenland, N. H., to 
William Seavey. of Rye, N. H. (both living in 1812, and sold 
their claim to Samuel Balch). (For a list of their children, 
see History of Rye, N. H.) 

iv. Hannah' Trefethen, d. about 1800; m. Archelaus Fernald, 
of Kittery. Children : 

i. Sally" Fernald, m. Jeremiah Low. 

ii. Elizabeth" Fernald, m. Parker. 

iii. Hannah" Fernald, m. White. 

iv. Anna" Fernald, m. Samuel Batson, of New Castle. 
V. William" Fernald. 

3. Alice* Stilson, b. at New Castle, m. Samuel Qark. Children: 
i. SamueP Clark, drowned 1786, at New Castle; m. Hannah 

, in 1758. (She deposed in 1812.) No children. 

ii. Margaref* Clark, living at Buxton, Me., in 1812, and deposed 
that when aged 17, she m. Peter Brag, of Kittery, who d. in 
5 or 6 years; lived a widow 6 years, then m. (2) Jonathan 
Vincent, of Kittery, who d. after 1 1 years ; lived a widow 7 
years, then m. (3) William Hobson, of Buxton, "now 
living." 
iii. Alice' Clark, b. Nov. 15, 1727; d. Feb. 9, T756; m. June 18. 
1750, to Robert Neal, b. at New Castle, Jan. 12, 1726. 
Children : 



36 John Brown of New Harbor, Maine {l62T,-i6jo), [Jan. 

i. Margaret" Neal, b. April 2, 1751 ; m. John Shortridge. 
ii. Abigail® Neal, b. April 16, 1753; m. John Broadge, Dec. 

27, 1785- 
iii. Robert" Neal, Jr., b. July 17, 1755. 

iv. Anna° Qark, m. (i) Zacheus Jones, of Portsmouth, who d. 
May 18, 1772; m. (3) Nov. 9, 1779, at Kitterly Northerly 
Parish, to Robert Morrell ; d. at Portsmouth. March 20, 
1803, aged 71. Children: 

i. William" Jones, b. June 11, 1760. 
ii. Samuel" Jones, b. April 14, 1762. 
iii. Benjamin" Jones, b. March 7, 1772. 

4. Capt. James"* Stilson, only son of James' Stilson, of New Castle, 
bapt. at New Castle, N. H., 1714; m. Mary True, b. about 1717. 
She was probably the daughter of Joseph, Jr., and Kezia (Hub- 
bard) True, of Salisbury, Mass., and sister to Obadiah True, of 
New Castle, N. H. ; bapt. Feb. 9, 1717-18. He was a sea captain 
and trader; in command of the schooner Hampton for many 
years and probably owner of the schooner Charming Molly. He 
lived on Pickering Neck, down on the water front, in Ports- 
mouth, N. H. ; his land bordering on that of Capt. Tobias Lear 
and that of Huncking Wentworth, on Huncking Street. He also 
owned land and shop and house on Spring Hill in Portsmouth. 
This is where he sold the goods purchased on his voyages. About 
the year 1771, he moved to New Durham, N. H., where he owned 
land, and was Selectman in 1773. He died at New Durham, 
intestate, in 1789, and his wife Mary administered his estate. 
After his death she went to Conway, where their daughter, the 
wife of the Rev. Nathaniel Porter, was living, and while there, 
petitioned to have her dower rights set off to her. This was 
done in 1791, her portion being a part of the Spring Hill estate 
in Portsmouth. She died in Greenland, N. H., in 1795, aged 78. 
Children of Capt. James* and Mary (True) Stilson, all bapt. in 
the South Church, Portsmouth. (These baptismal entries were 
taken from the original records. The typewritten copy of the 
records in the bank is in error; giving several of the Stilson 
entries as "Hilson.") 

i. Mary^ Stilson (Hilson on copy), bapt. May 27, 1739; d. 
May 21, 1828, aged 90; m. Dec. 29, 1757, to Capt. Tobias 
Lear of Portsmouth, son of Tobias and Elizabeth (Hall) 
Lear, of Portsmouth, and grandson of Tobias Lear, of New 
Castle, and his first wife Hannah Weeks. This Mary (Stil- 
son) Lear is the Mrs. Lear upon whom Washington called 
when he visited Portsmouth. She was the mother of Col. 
Tobias Lear, and not his "step-mother," as stated in at 
least two Portsmouth publications. In 1812, she testified 
that she was a widow, aged 73 ; that she "well knew" her 
"grandfather James Stilson of New Castle" [etc.]. Capt. 
Lear d. Oct. 30, 1781, aged 45. Children: 



1920.] and Some of His Descendants. 77 

i. Mary^ Lear, bapt. Dec. 30, 1759; m. April 22, 1781, to 
Samuel Storer. 

ii. Colonel Tobias" Lear, bapt. Sept. 19, 1762; m. (i) , 

1790, Polly Long, who d. at the home of Washington, 

at Philadelphia, in 1795; m. (2) , "a niece of 

George Washington." (The following notice appeared 
in the N. H. Ga::ctte of Tuesday, August 18, 1795, under 
marriages : "Tobias Lear, Esq., to Miss Fanny Wash- 
ington, of Mt. Vernon"); m. (3) Fanny Henly. The 
record of the first marriage is taken from the South 
Church records; the others from Ratnbles About 
Portsmouth. When Col. Tobias* Lear took over by 
mortgage half of the property of Capt. Mountford from 
the son Timothy Mountford and sold to Mary (Mount- 
ford's) husband, Capt. Joseph Smith, the wife who 
signed with him in 1803, was Frances Lear. Colonel 
Lear was Secretary to George Washington, President of 
the United States, and was living at 60 King Street, in 
New York City, when Gen. Washington lived there in 
1790. 
ii. Comfort" Stilson ("a daughter" on copy), bapt. Nov. 16, 
1740; m. Jan. 9, 1759, to Nathaniel Treadwell, as his first 
wife. (His second wife was Charlotte.) Comfort prob- 
ably d. about 1765. Children: 

i. Hannah" Treadwell (bapt. in South Church, Jan. 24, 

1762) ; m. Robert Leattson. 
ii. James" Treadwell, living in Portsmouth in 1812. 
iii. John" Treadwell, "d. under age of 21 ;" bapt. March 21, 
1765. (Testimony of Mary (Stilson) Lear who was 
present when her sister's three children were bom.) 
(Lincoln Co. Depositions.) 
iii. A child" Stilson, bapt. March 21, 1741-2. This may have 

been James," who "d. without issue." 
iv. Capt. William" Stilson. His name is not on the list of bap- 
tisms. He m. at Portsmouth, Dec. 23, 1772, Sarah, dau. of 
Dr. Francis and Mary (Carr) [Baker] Roberts of Som- 
mersworth, N. H. She was b. June 2, 1750, and was living 
with her son William" Stilson, at Diirham, N. H.. when she 
applied for a Revolutionary pension in 1834. She d. Jan. 
8, 1843. William" Stilson was a Captain in the Revolu- 
tionary War. He died in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1799. Chil- 
dren: 

i. Molly" Stilson, b. Oct. 11, 1773; m. at Durham, March 
13, 1792, to Joseph Langley; "both of New Market," 
N. H. 
ii. James" Stilson, b. Feb. 8, 1775. 

iii. William" Stilson, b. June 22, 1780. (See Stackpole's 
History of Durham, N. H.) 



38 John Broivn of New Harbor, Maine (\()^Y\(i-;6). [Jan. 

iv. John C. R." Stilson, b. Dec. 30, 1781. 
V. Henry^ b. May 23, 1784; m. 1806, at Lee, N. H., to 
Nabby Randall. (iV. H. Gen. Register, Vol. IV, p. 78.) 

vi. Lattice^ Stilson, b. Sept. 15, 1785; m. Footman. 

(Deposition of Sarah, widow of Capt. William^ Stil- 
son, 1812.) 
V. Martha" Stilson ("Hilson" on copy), bapt. July 7, 1745; d. 
Nov., 1791 ; m. (i) Dec. i, 1763, Stephen Parsons, who d. 
intestate, 1769; m. (2) Sept. 2, 1770, Capt. Timothy Mount- 
ford (sometimes called Mumford). (St. Johns Church rec- 
ords, Portsmouth.) She was evidently a member of the 
Episcopal Church during her early married life, but was 
received again into the South Church in June, 1784. Capt. 
Timothy Mountford was b. about 1731, and died April 26, 
1799, aged 68 years, at Portsmouth. He was a sea captain 
and master of the Snozu Fair Quaker, sailing to the West 
Indies in 1766. In 1788, he was Master of the schooner 
Role. At the time of his death he held an office in the 
Department of the Port of Portsmouth, which he executed 
to general satisfaction. (TV. H. Gazette of April 30, 1799.) 
Capt. Mountford served in the Revolution in 1781, in com- 
mand of the N. H. Privateer Sweepstakes; and in 1782 he 
was Master of the State Ship Tartar. Roll sworn to at Bos- 
ton. Capt. Mountford owned and occupied a mansion house 
on the south side of Buck Street, which he purchased of 
John Grififith. Children : 

i. Timothy" Mountford, b. 26 of April, 1772. He was 
"of Portsmouth, formerly of Philadelphia," in 1803, and 
sold his "claim" that year, 
ii. James* Mountford, b. Nov. 5, 1773; d. y. 
iii. Polly Chadbume" Mountford, b. Nov. 15, 1776; m. 
Capt. Joseph Smith. They sold their claim in 181 2, to 
Joseph Balch. 
iv. Martha* Mountford, m. April 10, 1796, to Thomas 

Dearing; d. suddenly Oct. 22, 1800. 
V. A child" Mountford, d. Dec. 15, 1784, aged 9 mos. 
vi. Ann" Stilson, bapt. July 14, 175 1 ; d. young, 
vii. Sarah" Stilson, bapt. June 30, 1754; m. as his 1st wife, 
Rev. Nathaniel Porter, of Topsfield, Mass., New Durham 
and Conway, N. H. Children: 
i. Nathaniel" Porter, 
ii. Tobias Lear" Porter, 
iii. Sally" Porter, b. about 1776. 
iv. Mary" Porter, b. 1781. 
v. Patty Mumford" Porter, b. 1786. 
vi. Nabby" Porter, b. 1788. 
vii. John" Porter, b. Jan. 26, 1794. 



1920.] Westchester County, N. Y., Miscellanea. 7X1 

viii. Daniel T.^ Porter, b. 1798. 
ix. Stephen" Porter, b. 1800. 

{See Porter Genealogy) 

viii. John^ Stilson, bapt. Sept. 28, 1756; d. y. 
ix. John^ Stilson, bapt. July 19, 1758; d. y. 
X. Lettie^ Stilson, bapt. March 28, 1762; m. Oct. 7, 1779, to 
Zebulon Durgin, Esq., of New Durham. Children: 
i. Mary'' Durgin, b. Nov. 22, 1781. 
ii. Susanna'* Durgin, b. Apr. 23, 1783. 
iii. Lettice" Durgin, b. Aug. 26, 1786. 
iv. Joseph" Durgin, b. Sept. 3, 1789. 
V. Martha" Durgin, b. Feb. 2, 1792. 
vi. Elizabeth" Durgin, b. ]3ec. 7, 1793. 
vii. Ezra" Durgin, b. Aug. 9, 1796. 
viii. Ebenezer" Durgin, b. Sept. 15, 1799. 
ix. Charles" Durgin, b. May 28, 1801. 

( To be continued^ 



WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N. Y., MISCELLANEA. 



Contributed by Theresa Hall Bri.stol, 

Member of the Publication Committee of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. 



(Continued from Vol. L., p. 242, of the Record.) 

The following items are all from Liber C, Westchester Co. Land 
Records at White Plains. 

Edwin Hancock and wife Sarah of Eastchester, released and 
perpetually quitclaimed to John Godin, son and heir of Samuel 
Godin [Goodwin], dec'd. of Eastchester, all estate which I, the said 
Edward have or might or ought to have against the said John Godin, 
heir to Samuel Godin, dec'd. , 1699. 

P. 48: 

John Pinkney of Eastchester, yeoman, and Abigail his wife, "for 
a valuable consideration paid and to be paid by Samuel fferris and 
Sarah Pinkney his intended wife" deeded all house and home lots 
with orchard [etc.], in Eastchester, "their heirs forever at the 
decease of said John Pinkney and Abigail his wife." Dec. 11, 1699. 

P. 51: 

At a special sessions of the Peace, held at West Farms, April 
30, 1700, Thomas Hunt, Senr., complained that his son-in-law, John 
Leggat had forcibly entered upon his close which he had in posses- 



40 Westchester County, N. Y., Miscellanea, [Jan. 

sion 31 years. Samuel Hoit, a witness, sworn in the form of a 
Quaker according to his profession, testified that John Leggett was 
son of Gabriel Leggett, and that since both Thomas Hunt and 
Gabriel Leggett claimed the land, it was suggested that they give 
their rights to their son Legat. Martha Legat was present at her 
father Gabriel Legat's house at the time of the discourse about the 
land which lay before the house where her brother John Legat lived. 
Thomas Hunt said he could not give it because he had formerly 
made a deed of gift of it to his oldest son Thomas Hunt. Mrs. 
Hunt said she had never consented to the gift. 

P. 61: 

Thomas Sherwood and wife Sarah of Mile Square, within the 
Manor of Phillips, for love and affection, deeded to daughter Evis 
Sherrwood, 5 acres of land in Mile Square, lying 5 rods from his 
home lot eastward ; also 15 acres of undivided land, Aug. 24, 1697. 

P. 63: 

"The last Will and Testament of Joseph Taylor, Senr., of the 
Burrough and Towne of Westchester, being in perfect memory this 
twenty-eighth day of December, 1699. To son Samuel Taylor all 
lands and meadows ; to son Nathaniel half the 20 acres at Long 
Reach ; beloved wife, after my decease and the movable estate for 
her use so long as she shall live. Mentions daughter Ann Taylor. 
Witnesses John Winter, Bethia Dickerman and Benjamin Collier." 

"Entered this 3"* of July, 1700, per me, Benjamin Collier, 
Register. 

Nathaniel Taylor the son of Nathaniel Taylor was borne the 7th 
day of January, 1701-2, at Bronxhis." 

"This will of Joseph Taylor, Sr., is made null and void by the 
consent of the said Joseph Taylor and Samuel Taylor his sons, this 
16 day of March, 1703-4." 

"In the presence of Charles Rosell." 

P-73: 

Thomas Mollinex of Westchester, freed his negro boy Jack, 
January 14, 1701. Said negro had been deeded by him on the 12th 
of March, 1693-4, to his son John Mollinex, now (1701) deceased. 

Horseman Mullinex, son of Thomas, gave a quitclaim deed to 
the negro Jack in behalf of his son Moses Mullinex, whose property 
the negro would have been after the decease of Thomas Mullinex, "he 
being the next heir at law to brother John Mullinex now deceased." 
January 12, 1701. 

P. 76: 

William Davenport, Sr., of Westchester, for love and affection, 
deeded land in Westchester to beloved son William Davenport, Junr. 
* * * "Also provided that the said William Davenport, Jr., or 
his heirs, shall cause to be paid to my daughter Rachell Davenport 
at the day of her marriage, the sum of ten pounds." June 18, 1698. 



1920.] Westchester County, N.Y., Miscellanea. 41 

P. 81: 

John Pinckney and wife Abigail of Eastchester, confirm the deed 
given to Samuel Ferris, and their daughter Sarah, then his wife, 
April 13, 1701. In this deed John Pinckney mentions a meadow 
"formerly belonging to our father Phillip Pinkney and Richard 
Hadly, both deceased." 

P. 83: 

"John Pell, by deed bearing date 11 day of December, 1685, did 
grant unto John Smith, late of the Ferry in Brookland, in Kings 
Co., all that Island called Mulberry Island, in the Manor of Pelham." 
* * * "Robert Everden of Kings Co. in the Province of New 
York, being married unto Ann the widow and releck of John Smith 
and thereby being interested in the estate of John Smith and Ann his 
widow whom is now his wife," received of John Pell fifty pounds 
on the nth of September and the aforesaid sale of the Island was 
declared utterly void, September 9, 1699. 

P. 87: 

John Ferris, Sr., and wife Mary, of Westchester, sold to son 
Samuel Ferris, land in Westchester, May 8, 1701. 

P. 91: 

John Desbrow of Mamaroneck, yeoman, sold to Frederick Piatt 
of Branford, Conn., a part of John Nelson's home lot which John 
Nelson sold to William Pierce, September 9, 1699. 

P. 100: 

Thomas Pinckney of Eastchester and wife Hannah sold land in 
Eastchester formerly belonging to their father Phillip Pinckney, 
deceased. (No date nor signature.) 

P. in: 

"Samuel Ferris of Westchester and Sarah Ferris, his wife, is 
firmly bound unto John Pinckney of Eastchester, in the penall sume 
of seventy two pounds" * * * "due and well paid to said John 
Pinckney, his certaine attorney, his heirs or assigns to which pay- 
ment well and truly made I bind myself, my heirs" [etc.], April 18, 
1701. The condition of this obligation is such that * * * Sam- 
uel Ferris his heirs [etc.] do cause to be paid unto John Pinckney 
the full and just sum of £36 in manner as follows ; that is £12 to his 
daughter Abigail at the day of her marriage, if not married at 20 
years ; £12 to daughter Mary do. ; £12 to daughter Sisseely do. [etc.] . 
Signed Samuel and Sarah Eerris. 
P. 115: 

Land of Joseph Hunt, Sr., at Cowe Neck bounded by land of 
Thomas Farrington, deceased, November 4, 1704. 

P. 123: 

Benjamin Disbrow of Mamaroneck, cordwainer, to Henry Dis- 
brow of the same place, yeoman, dwelling house and lands which 



42 Westchester County, N. K, Miscellanea, [Jan. 

were given by father Henry Disbrow late of Mamaroneck, deceased, 
in 1688. 

October 20, 1701. Margaret Disbrow gave her free consent to 
son Benjamin to make this sale, October 20, 1701. 

P. 129: 

Thomas Pickering of Eastchester and wife Hannah sold land at 
Hutchinsons Field, formerly father Phillip Pickney's, deceased, July 
13, 1701. 
P. 202: 

Thomas Bayly of Fordham Manor, planter "for the love and 
affection which I bear unto Mary Archer, daughter of John Archer 
of Fordham," deeded two cows and two three year old heffers." 
"Should Mary die before she comes to the age of eighteen or marry," 
same to go to her sisters Katherine and Sarah Archer at the age of 
eighteen, December 22, 1701. 

P. 209: 

Richard Shute and wife Sarah of Eastchester, to loving son-in- 
law, Joseph Drake, Sr., of the same place, land in Eastchester, 
November 10, 1693. 

P. 218: 

Samuel Ward, of the City of New York, cordwainer, and wife 
Hannah, to Nicholas Conklin, 120 acres at Mile Square, which for- 
merly did belong unto Joseph James and given to Nathan Adams, 
"and is the 120 acres I bought of Nathan Adams." November 10, 
1701. 
P. 219: 

"I, Mary Godin, daughter of Samuel Godin [Goodwin], have 
received of John Godin in full satisfaction according to an agree- 
ment made by said John Godin and Edward Hancock, his father- 
in-law, and his mother, now Sarah Hancock, the full and just sum 
of nine pounds in full satisfaction of all bequests and legacies to me 
given in the said agreement." November 3, 1701. 

P. 222: 

William Penoir of Mamaroneck. freeholder, for love and affec- 
tion, to "Robert Penoir, my son and heir" one half part of lands in 
Mamaroneck divided and undivided, May 22, 1702. 

P. 223 : 

William Hardin of Eastchester, "for and in consideration of 
the afifection and love which I bear unto my well beloved friend Isaac 
Treheel of Eastchester," ♦ * * "as also a part of satisfaction 
of looking after my leg and for doing it for me" "one acre of land 
being within my homelot in Eastchester." January 23, 1701-2. 

P. 224: 

William Hardin, of Eastchester for goodwill and affection I 
bear unto mv loving friend Moses Hoit, Jr., of the .same place, all 



Ig20.] Westchester County, N. V., Miscellattea. 47 

estate real and personal lying and being in the Town of Eastchester, 
June 6, 1702. Two days later Moses Hoit transferred this deed to 
John Tompkins "in consideration of John Tompkins conditions" in 
"an obligation bond bearing same date." 

P. 231 : 

"Whereas Samuel Ferris of the Towne of Eastchester" * * * 
"and Sarah his wife was bound in a bond bearing date the 1st day 
of December, 1699, to pay unto the three daughters of John Pinck- 
ney of the town aforesaid, the full and just sum of forty pounds 
current silver money of New York, each of them three, Abigell, 
Mary and Scisilla, I say received by me this twenty seventh day of 
November, 1702, I say received by me, John Pinckney." 

P. 232 : 

Thomas Harden of Westchester released his father John Har- 
den, Senr., from the obligations of deed bearing date 4th of April 
1692, when he granted him his house, etc., in Westchester, July 
13, 1701. 

P. 236: 

Andrew Nodine of New Rochelle, Senr., acknowledged a deed 
in his own behalf and for his son Andrew Nodine, Junr., May 27, 
1702. 

P. 242: 

William Pinckney of Eastchester to Thomas Pinckney of the 
same place, "20 acres of the land which my father Phillip Pinckney 
gave me by will," next Thomas Pinckney's land, October i, 1702. 

P. 245: 

Moses Hoit, Senr., of Eastchester, to son Moses Hoit, Junr., of 
the same place, for love and goodwill, one half of home lot in East- 
chester [etc.] bounded on the west by the homelot of Henry Fowler, 
Senr. ; "also my negro called Ben ;" "reserving to myself the use of 
said land and negro during my natural life; also reserving to my 
wife the house and a quarter of an acre of a garden spot, during her 
widowhood in case she outlive me." November 16, 1702. 

P. 246 : 

Moses Hoit, Senr., of Eastchester for love and goodwill, to 
daughter Mary, now the wife of Edmund Ward, one half of home- 
lot [reserving as before], November 16, 1702. 

P. 254: 

Moses Hoit, Senr., of Eastchester and (Elizabeth his wife) 
deeded to son Moses, Jr., other lands, which they had reserved to 
themselves, December 3, 1701.- 

P. 255: 

"These are to desire you not to record any of my freeholds to 
any person whatsoever" * * * "for any part of Menwsin 



44 Westchester County, N. Y., Miscellanea. fJan- 

[Monusing] Island" * * * "a pretended deed of sale from 
Joseph Horton for land upon Mamasin [Monusing] Island." "Jona- 
than Rowles" [Vowles?] June 15, 1704. 

P. 261 : 

John Turner, son and heir of John Turner late of Westchester, 
to Daniel Turner of the same place, "all right title and interest to 
lands and meadows which I have or ought to have within the Town 
aforesaid by virtue of my grandfather's right, Larrance Turner, 
late of the Town aforesaid, deceased." June 5, 1702. The witnesses 
to the above, Edward Collier and Benjamin Collier, declared when 
recording it, "that the John Turner within mentioned did sign, seal 
and deliver the deed on the other side unto Daniel Turner, two 
hours or thereabouts before Jonathan Sheppard died." Sworn 
November 7, 1702. 

P. 262: 

Jonathan Rowles [Vowles?], aged about 57 years, being duly 
sworn saith he never did directly nor indirectly give Mr. Joseph 
Horton any bill or bills of sale for any land or lands, but only for 
a lot at White Plains. May 16, 1704. 

P. 263: 

John Tompkins, Senr., of Eastchester and wife Mary, for love 
and good will, to "my natural son Edmund Tompkins of East- 
chester," land in Eastchester, January 9, 1701-2. 

P. 267 : 

John Tompkins of Eastchester for love and goodwill to natural 
daughter Hannah, now the wife of Abraham Hiat, land in East- 
chester, April 16, 1702. 

P. 270: 

Charles Vincent, Senr., of the Yonkers plantation, for love and 
affection, to son Charles Vincent, Junr., all movable and personal 
estate and my lands and meadows which I am possessed of at the 
Yonkers plantation, October 21, 1701. 

P. 274: 

Moses Hoit, Junr.. and wife Elizabeth, deeded back to father 
Moses Hoit, Senr., the half of homelot given, etc., Etecember 4, 
1701. 

P. 284: 

Moses Hoit, Sr., of Eastchester, for love and affection, unto 
beloved son-in-law Henry Fowler, half of homelot with a stone 
house and barn thereon and one and three fourths acres adjoining 
at the rear of said homelot; also two acres of meadow bounded by 
said Henry Fowler's land ; "to enjoy after the decease of me the 
said Moses Hoit, Senr.;" March 22, 1703. 



IQ20.] Westchester County, N. Y., Miscellanea. ^.e 

P. 285: 

John Richbell, with the full and free consent of wife Ann, for 
the affection we bear our son-in-law, James Mott and our deare 
daughter Mary his wife, a certain homelot in Mamaroneck (No. 6), 
December 27, 1670. James Mott and wife assigned all right, title 
and interest in same to John Westcott, June 26, 1675. 

P. 288: 

Richard Shute of Eastchester and wife Sarah, to loving son 
Thomas Shute, land in Eastchester, bounded by land of son John 
Shute, "after our decease, this clause to be understood ;" November 
2, 1703. 
P. 294: 

Samuel Ferris of Eastchester to Edmund Avery of the same 
place, meadow land at the head of Throgg's Neck, "being a part of 
meadow I bought of my father, John Ferris," September 27, 1703. 

P. 298: 

Richard Shute of Eastchester and wife Sarah, to loving son 
John Shute, land in Eastchester, May 6, 1703. 
P. 300 : 

Joseph Gee of Eastchester, Mason, entered into an agreement 
with Richard Curry of the same place, laborer. Joseph Gee to 
deliver a bill of sale of that house and that part of the home lott 
which did formerly belonge unto his father John Gee, late of said 
Towne, deceased (except a piece which said John sold during his 
lifetime). The said Richard Curry to bind himself to keep and do 
what said Joseph Gee was to fulfill in a certain writing or instrument 
made by order of John Gee, deceased * * * that is to say to 
pay and satisfy all just debts anddues that is bill bonds [etcjmade by 
John Gee, deceased and to keep and maintain sufficiently Mary Gee 
the widow of John Gee, deceased during her life and at her death 
to bury her decently, and to pay three pounds, * * * aj^j the 
said Joseph Gee to keep the estate he have in his hands. Signed by 
Joseph Gee, Richard Curry, and Mary Gee, widow, her mark. May 
29, 1703. Follows sale of premesis to Richard Curry. "I. Abigail 
Gee do give my free and voluntary consent to the sale of the above 
mentioned premesis." "I, Mary Gee, widow of John Gee," the same. 
P. 306: 

"We, Mary Squier and Abigail Squier, both of us and each of 
us for ourselves on payment well given under hand and seale from 
Isaac Larrence on account of our portions or legacies given unto 
us by our honored father, William Squier, deceased" * * * gx- 
honorate our loving brother Isaac Larrence" [etc.] May 31, 1693. 
P. 311: 

William Penoir of Mamaroneck, for love and aff'ection, deeded 
all his estate to wife Mary during her natural life, March 2, 1703. 
Witnessed by Frederick Piatt, Elizabeth Piatt and Benjamin Collier. 



4" Westchester County, N. K, Miscellanea. [Jan. 

P- 314: 

Thomas Bowers of Eastchester, for love and affection, deeded to 
wife Sarah, house, lot, etc., in Eastchester, during her natural life, 
April 3, 1704. Witnesses, Henry Fowler, Richard Chapman and 
Benjamin Collier. 

P. 317: 

Thomas Hunt, Senr., aged 64 years or thereabouts, testified June 
17, 1704, that in the year 1692 he had paid 10 or 12 shillings to 
Richard Elliot of New York, cooper, on account of Benjamin 
Collier. 

P. 318: 

Thomas Hunt, Senr., revoked the promise he had made in a 
deed of 1695, between himself Thomas Hunt, Senr., and his son 
Josiah Hunt, June 17, 1704. 

P. 319: 

Mary Galpin testified — "Whereas my deceased husband, John 
Galpin, did on his death bed make a deed of gift to my daughters 
Mary and Ruth Galpin, for the land whereon he then lived, except- 
ing he had before given to my daughter Susanna; — whereas the 
right and title of said land did solely and properly belong to me, yet, 
in consideration of the tender affection I bear to my two said daugh- 
ters Mary and Ruth and for the great care they have taken of me in 
my old age, do ratify and confirm said deed of gift." Rye, Novem- 
ber I, 1706. Witnesses Joseph Purdy and John Horton. 

P. 321 : 

At a Special Sessions held in Eastchester, July 26, 1704, Capt. 
John Horton appearing at the Sessions acquaints the Justices that 
his brother Joseph Horton, being in a distracted condition, not 
compos mentis, doth waste and destroy his estate, which will, if not 
properly prevented, bring his family to utter ruine and destruction, 
and that there is great danger in his distracted condition, of his 
doing some mischief or hurt to himself or others, and praying this 
Court to take the same into consideration and to give such necessary 
relief thereto as shall seem meet or convenient." * * * "The 
Court have therefore ordered that so long as said Joseph Horton 
remains in this distracted condition and until he shall come to his 
natural reason, that he shall be disabled from buying or selling 
without the consent of the said Capt. John Horton, Samuel Horton 
and Joseph Purdy" they to take an inventory of his estate and 
report at next Sessions. 

P. 325: 

John Godin of Eastchester, "for and in consideration of a valu- 
able sum paid to my father, Samuel Godin late of the same place, 
deceased," by Henry Fowler, Senr., of Eastchester, gave a quitclaim 
deed to land in Eastchester, October 3, 1704. 
( To be continued.) 



Records of Ike Reformed Dutch Church of IVawarsing. 47 



RECORDS OF THE REFORMED DUTCH CHURCH OF 
WAWARSING. 



Edited by Royden Woodward Vosburgh. 



(Continued from Vol. L, p. 391. of the Record.) 

209. 

Register of those in this Congregation, 
who had the banns proclaimed and thereafter were 
united in marriage. 

Aug. 9 I Johannes Bevier, Jun'., young man, born in Wa- 
warsing and residing there, with Rachel Le Fefre, 
young woman, born in the New Paltz and residing 
there. Married Sept. 5, by Cornelis Dupuy, Justice 
of the Peace. 

1748 2 Pieter Helm, young man, born in Wawarsing 

Mar. 20 and residing in Lackawack, with Lisabeth Consales, 

young woman, born below Kingston and residing 

in Mamakating, married Apr. 11, by Cornelis Du 

Puy, Justice of the Peace. 

Apr. 24 3 Andries de Witt, young man, born in Marble- 
town, with Jenneke Vernoy, young woman, born in 
Wawarsing, both residing there, married May 17, 
by me, J. C. Fryenmoet. 

May I 4 Salomon Westbroeck, young man, born in Nes- 
kotack^ and residing at Minisink, with Hester 
Bevier, young woman, born in Wawarsing and re- 
siding there, married May 27, dito, by Cornelis 
Du Puy, Justice of the Peace. 

Oct. 23 5 Petrus Quick, young man, born in Rochester, 

dito with Johana Consalis, young woman, born below 

Kingston, and both residing below Mamakating, 

married Nov. 17, dito, by Cornelis Dupuy, Justice 

of the Peace. 

1750 6 Abraham Westbroeck, young man, born in 

Apr. 22 Minisink and residing there, with Maria Helm, 

young woman, born in Wawarsing and residing 

there, married May 17, by Johannes Vernooy,' 

Justice of the Peace. 

' Names in italics are as they were written in the original text. 
' The name was first written "Corn. Dupuy;" the recorder, Uom. Fryen- 
moet then crossed it out and substituted the name transcribed. 



4-8 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Wawarsing. [Jan. 

'1782 7 Cornelius Be vier, fFZ),* with Cornelia Vernooy, 

Mar. 19 young woman, both residing and born in Wawar- 

sing. 

210. 

1750 8 Johannes Van Etten, young man, born in 
Apr. 22 iVawfwaiT,^' and residing there, with Maria Consales, 

young woman, born below Kingston and residing 
in Mamakating, married May 18, by Corn. Dupuy, 
Justice of the Peace. 

Sept. 23 9 Isak Bevier, young man, born in Napanoch and 

residing below Hurley, with Lisabeth Bevier, born 

in Napanoch and residing there, married Oct. 17, 

by me, J. C. Fryenmoet, aet: 30.' 

1750/1 10 Jacob Bevier, young man, with Anna Vernooy, 

Feb. 3 young woman, both born in Wawarsing and both 

residing there, married the 23rd dito, by Corn: 
Dupuy, Justice of the Peace. 

1751 II Jonathan Hoornbeeck, young man, born in 
Sept . I Rochester and residing at the south branch,' with 

Sara Vernooy, young woman, born in Marylant and 
residing at Lackawack, married Sept. 21, by Johan- 
nes Vernooy, Justice of the Peace. 

Nov. 3 12 Abraham Claerwater, young man, born at the 
Raritan, with Elisabeth Burger, young woman, 
born in Catskill and both residing in Wawarsing, 
married Nov. 22, by Cornelis Dupuy, Justice of the 
Peace. 

Dec. 8 13 Gideon Louw, young man, born in Wawarsing 
and residing there, with Rachel Sammers, young 
woman, born in New York and residing in Shawan- 
gunk, married Dec. 25, by Abraham Hardenbergh, 
Justice of the Peace. 

1752 14 Johannes Le Fever, young man, born in New 
May 3 Paltz and residing there, with Sara Vernooy, young 

woman, born in Wawarsing and residing there, 
married the 29th do., by Dom. Joh: Hendr: Goet- 
schius. 
•753 15 Michael Sax, young man, born in Germany, with 
Apr. 2 2 Johanna Bevier, born below Wawarsing and both 

residing there, married May 12, by Samuel Bevier, 
Justice of the Peace. 

^ This entry was inserted at the bottom of the page, out of chronological 
order, by the same recorder who inserted entries 33 and 48. This entry is a 
duplicate of entry 33, but with a slight change in the date. 

^ This is probably an abbreviation for weduwnaar, i. e., widower. 

' In the present township of Montague, Sussex county, New Jersey. 

' This is the age of Dominie Johannes Casparus Fryenmoet. The record 
of marriages, from the beginning through entry i8, is in his handwriting. 

' Text: Suydbrench. 



1920.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Wawarsing. 49 



Apr. 29 16 Jacob Schuybli, widower, born in Switzerland, 
with Arriaentje Westbroeck, born below Rochester 
and both living there, married May 19, by Samuel 
Bevier, Justice of the Peace. 
May 20 17 Gerardus Swartwout, young man, born in Mac- 
hackemeck and residing there, with Maria Ooster- 
hout, born below Rochester and residing there, 
married June 19, by me, J. C. Fryenmoet, --Et: 32. 
1754 18 Jan Kittel, young man, born in Hurley and re- 

Aug. 18 siding in Wawarsing, with Sara Kortrecht, young 

woman, born below Rochester and residing there, 
married Sept. 10, by me, J. C. Fryenmoet, ^t. 33. 
1754 19 Johan Jacob Sax, young man, born below Kings- 

Nov. 3 ton, with Maria burger, young woman, born in the 

county of Albany and both residing in Wawarsing. 
Her first proposal." 
1754 20 Andries A. Dewitt, young man, with Maria De- 
Dec. I pue, young woman, both born in Marbletown and 
both residing in Wawarsing. Married the 24th of 
the above mentioned month, by Moses Depue, 
Justice of the Peace. Her first proposal.' 
1756 21 Cornelius Vankampen, young man, with Catha- 
Aug. 29 rine Depue, young woman, both born in Marble- 
town and both residing in Wawarsing. Her first 
proposal.* 

1758 22 John Bodily, young man, with Janitie De Witt, 
Apr. 2 young woman, both born as follows: John Bodily 

in England, Janitie De Witt, in Marbletown. And 
both residing in Napanoch. 

212. 

1759 23 Petrus Lefever, young man, with Elisabeth 
Dec. 2 vernooy, young woman, both born as follows: Petrus 

Lefever born in New Paltz, Elisabeth vernooy born 
in Wawarsing, both residing in her birth place. 
Married Jan. 2, 1760, by G: W: Ma[n]cius, minister 
at Kingston. 
1762 24 William Dewitt, young man, with Susanna 

May 30 Chambers, young woman, both born as follows: 

William Dewitt born in Napanoch and residing 
there, Susanna Chambers born at Marbletown and 
residing in Rochester- Married June 13, 1762, by 
Dom. J. Scheneman, minister at Catskill. 

1762 25 aldert oosterhout, young man, with maria kittle, 

June 12 young woman, both born as follows: aldert ooster- 

hout born in Rochester and residing there, maria 

' The text har Erste voorstei, is written under the date in each case; prob- 
ably means the first publication of the banns. 



50 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Wawarsing. [Jan. 

kittle born in Wawarsing and residing there. 
Married July 2, 1762, by Jacob Hoornbeeck, Justice 
of the Peace. 
1765 26 Johannis horenbeek, young man, with maria 

Oct. — " Vernooy, young woman, both born as follows: 

Johannis horenbeek born in Rochester and residing 
there, Maria Vernooy born in Wawarsing and re- 
siding there. Married Sept. 13, 1765, by Jacob 
Hornbeeck, Justice of the Peace. 
27 Casper Besemer, young man, with Sara Van 
Vliet, young woman, both born as follows: Casper 
Besemer, born in Germany and residing in Roches- 
ter, Sara Van Vliet born in Rochester and residing 
there. Married Sept. 27, 1765, by Elias Depue, 
Justice of the Peace. 

'"Nov. 8 28 Cornelius Chambers, young man, born in Hur- 
ley, with Elisabeth Vernoy, young woman, born in 
Patomek and both residing below Rochester. 

"Nov. 22 29 Daniel Mc Kindly, young man, born in Merry- 
land and residing in Wawarsing, with Naiiy 
Besemer, young woman, born in Germany and re- 
siding in Mamakating. 

213. 

1767 30 Johannis Decker, W D" with Sara Hoornbeek, 

Aug. 2 young woman, born as follows: Johannis Decker 

born in Machackemeck, Sara hoornbeek born in 

Rochester, both residing in her birth place; married 

Aug. 26, 1767, by Dominie Dirck Romyn. 

1769 31 Abraham Kortreght, young man, with Jannetie 
May 28 Vankampen, young woman, born as follows: Ab- 
raham Kortreght born in Rochester and residing 
there, Jannetje Vankampen born at Marbletown 
and residing in Wawarsing. Married June 22, 1769, 
by Squire andries Devvitt. 

1770 32 Stephen De Witt was married with Wyntje 
Dec. 8 Brodhead. 

1782 33 "Cornelius Bevier was married with Cornelia 

Mar. 4 vernooy. 

1771 34 Andries VerNoy, young man, with Maria De 
Oct. 3 Puy, young woman, both born and residing below 

Wawarsing. Married Nov. 29, 1771. 

' This entry and entry 27 were written at the same time. The date, 
"October," cannot be the date of the proclamation of the bans; probably 
it indicates the time that the entries were recorded. 

'° These two entries were recorded by Dominie Johannes Mauritius Goet- 
schius, at the time pastor at Shawangunk and New Pahz. 

" See note 4. 

" This entry was inserted on the page out of chronological order; it is a 
duplicate of entry 7; see note 3. 



1920.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Wawarsing. Ci 

177* 35 Ruben De Witt, young man, with Elizabeth 
Nov. II De Puy, young woman, both born and residing at 

Wawarsing. 
1774 36 Richard Brodhead, young man, born at Marble- 
Feb. 20 town, with Jannetje Nieuwkerk; young woman, 

born at Hurley and both residing below Wawarsing. 
Nov. 28 37 Samuel Kirkpatrick, young man, born in Ire- 
land, with Maria De Witt, young woman, born at 

" and both residing at Wawarsing. 

Dec. 4 38 Matheus Nieuwkerk, young man, born at Hur- 
ley, with Cornelia Bevier, young woman, born be- 
low Wawarsing, and both residing there, 

214. 

'774 39 William Davis, young man, born in New Jersey, 
Aug. — with Maria Kittle, young woman, born at Wawar- 

sing and both residing there. 

1776 40 Tjerck De Witt, widower, born below Marble- 
Nov. 17 town, with Elssie Depuy, young woman, born at 

Wawarsing and both residing there. 
Apr. 19 41 Johannis A. De Witt, young man, born in Wa- 
warsing, with Rachel Bevier, young woman, born 
in Wawarsing and both residing there. 

1777 42 Benjamen Nukerck, Jr., young man, born in 
Sept. 7 Hurley, with Margrieta Bradhed, young woman, 

born in Marbletown and both residing in Wawar- 
sing. 
'777 43 John mence, widower born on the Wallkill and re- 

Sept. 7 siding in Shawangunk, with Annatje Mack, young 

woman, born and residing below Wawarsing. 
Apr. — 44 William Comfort, young man, born at Wallkill, 

with Mary Johnson, young woman, born at Wasing, 

both residing below Wawarsing. 
45 Cornelius Cool, young man, with Tryntje Hoorn- 

beek, young woman, both born at Rochester and 

residmg below Wawarsing. 

1778 46 Henderic Broedhed, young man, with Jake- 
Jan. 24 mintie neukerken, young woman, born as follows: 

Henderic Broedhed in Luren Kil, Jakemintie 
nukerken in Hurley and both residing in Luren Eil. 
1778 47 James Olever, young man, with margarieta 
Feb. 15 nukerken, young woman, both born and residing 

below Marbletown. 
1773 48 '*hugo freer, young man, born in New Paltz, 
*[JuiyJ 5 with annatie dewitt, born in Wawarsing and resid- 

ing in Napanoch. 

" The place of birth is blank in the original record. 

'* This entry was inserted on the page out of chronological order; see note 3. 

* Manuscript illegible; the Burhans' copy gives it, April 5, 1778. 



52 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Wawarsing. [Jan. 

"216. 

1782 49 Petrus Vanderlyn, young man, with maria 
Nov. 24 masten, young woman, both born and residing be- 

low Kingston. 
1782 50 abraham van gaesbeek, young man, with Elisa- 
Nov. 24 beth haesbroek, young woman, both born and re- 

siding below Kingston. 
Mar. 23 51 William Boddily and Blandina Bovier, both re- 
1786 siding in this congregation, after proclamation, 

were united in marriage. 
May 28 52 Simeon Doio and Maria Depue, widow, after 

1786 lawful proclamation were united in marriage. 

June 19 53 Jacobus Dewitt, young man, and DinaNewkerk, 
1786 young woman, likewise after proclamation, were 

lawfully united in marriage. 
Nov. 23 54 Cornelius Depue Dewitt, young man, and Mar- 

1786 garita Cantine, young woman, were proclaimed 
according to custom and united in marriage. 

55 Likewise, Christian Tyce, young man, and Alida 

Stage, young woman, united in marriage at the 

same time. 

30 56 Also, Benjamin Depie, Jun'., and Catrina Bovier, 

after proclamation, were united in marriage. 

Apr. 8 57 William Jonsen, young man, and hester krora, 

1787 widow, after lawful proclamation, united in mar- 
riage. 

June 24 58 John Shaver, young man, and Henne Bodly, 

1787 young woman, were proclaimed according to custom 

and united in marriage. 

July 26 59 Cornelius Depuy, young man, and Sara Ver- 

1787 nooy, young woman, were proclaimed according to 

custom and united in marriage, the 23rd of August. 

1787 60 Petrus Hoornbeek, young man, and maria Louw, 
Aug. 19 young woman, were proclaimed according to cus- 
tom and the sixth of September, united in mar- 
riage. 

Nov. 8 61 Ezechiel Van wagenen [and] Rachel Janson 
"1787 were lawfully proclaimed and united in marriage 

Jan. 5, 1788. 

217. 

Aug. 10 62 Also Cornelius Low and Hanna Hoornbeek. 

1788 

Oct. 12 63 Jacob Bovier, Jun'. [and] Margriet Dewitt were 

1788 also published and united in marriage. 

" Original page 315, contains a part of the Register of Members. 
" By mistake the recorder wrote the year " 1788," which has been correct- 
ed in the transcript, 



1920.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Wawarsing. ci 

Feb. I 64 Simon Bovier and Marytje Bovier were law- 
1790 fully proclaimed and united in marriage; 

65 as also Martynus Harres and Elizabeth Johnson. 

66 At the same time, Wessel Broadhead Van wag- 
enen and Maria Hardenberg. 

1790 67 Benjamen Bevier, Jun'., and Lea Roosa were 

proclaimed in church and united in marriage. 

Aug. 15 68 Dirck Schouten and Annatje Van kampen were 
proclaimed in church and united in marriage. 

Nov. 7 69 Henderickus Kittle and Catharina Terwilleger 
were proclaimed in church and united in marriage 

Dec. 19 70 Johannis mack and Sara greahem" were pro- 
claimed in church and united in marriage. 

Jan. I 71 Davit Stage and Hanne tys were proclaimed in 
[1791] church and united in marriage. 

Nov. 6 72 Daniel Bevier and Sara Bevier were proclaimed 

1791 in church and united in marriage, Nov. 17, 1791. 
Oct. 15 73 Petrus van Leuven and Jacomyntie Boes were 

1791 proclaimed in church and united in marriage, Dec. 
1 1, 1791. 

July 22 74 Coenradt hymrod and Cornelia Shurt were pro- 

1792 claimed in church and united in marriage, Aug. 16, 

1792. 

1793 75 Gerrit Van Wagenen and Sarah Schoonmaker 
Aug. 18 were proclaimed in church. 

1795 76 Benjamin Gillet and Elisabeth M' Kellam were 

Oct. 4 proclaimed in church. 

218. 

Register of Marriages by A. J. Switz. 
1829 
Dec. 31 77 Daniel Elmore, Maria V. Bevier. 

1830 78 William Phillip, of Lackawaxen, Pike County, 
Jan. 28 Pennsylvania, Merchant, Aged 27 years, to Mar- 

garet David, of Phillipsport, Sullivan Co., N. Y., 
Spinster, aged 20 Yrs., 6 months. 
Witness present, Jno. P. Phillip, Phillipsport. 

Apr. 3 79 Hendrick Oosterhoudt, Maria De Witt. 

May 26 80 Phelix Kelly, of Mamakating," Merchant, Eve- 
lina Hoornbeck, Spinster. 

June 19 81 Amos Andrews, Bricklayer, Rachel Vernooy, 
Spinster. 

Sept. 30 82 Abraham T. E. D. W. Hardenbergh, Maria Ver- 
nooy. 

Oct. 14 83 James E. Devens, Phebe Budd. 

" Is this the marriage of John Mack and Sarah Kittle? See baptism 
entries 460, 502, 581, 655. 
" Text: Mamacotten. 



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Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Wawarsing, 



I Jan. 



Nov. 


17 


Dec. 


26 


183 
Jan. 


12 


July 
Aug. 
Sept. 


21 
23 
15 


183 
Nov. 


I 

S 


Dec. 


4 


Jan. 


2 
10 


Mar. 


8 


" 


17 


June 
Aug. 


24 
10 


Oct. 


4 


Nov. 


14 
10 


Dec. 


2 




13 


23 

1833 
Mar. 30 


Apr. 


II 


1833 
June 26 


July 


4 


" 


20 


Aug. 
Sept. 
Dec. 


I 
21 
12 


1834 
Jan. 5 

Mar. 4 


Apr. 

May 


16 

17 



84 Uriah Pride, Elsie Galpin. 

85 Thomas G. Whitmore, of Monticello, Sul. Co.. 
Rachel V. Demerest. 

86 Solomon H. Van Aken of Nevesink, Sul: Co:, 

Catharine Wood, of Rochester. Witnesses, Con- 
rad Krum, Baily Beers of Nevesink. 

87 Charles Harrison, Catharine De Witt. 

88 Richard C. Southwick, Eliza R. Bevier. 

89 Frederick Van Wagoner, of Marbletown, Harriet 

Newkirk, of Rochester. 

219. 
Register of Marriages by Ab"? J. Swits. 

90 Charles S. Garrett, Maria De Witt. 

91 Garret Van Wagoner, Elsie Depuy. 

92 William Roach, Harriet Stratton of Delaware 

County. 

93 Peter P. Garrett, Catharine Maria Frear. 

94 Isaiah G. Frost, Maria Vernooy. 

95 Herman Rosecrants Smith, Sarah Ann Davis. 

96 George Scott, of Shawangunk, Ann Eliza Hill, of 

Fallsbergh. 

97 Benjamin Hoornbeck, Sarah Jackson. 

98 Adam Montross, Nelly Richtmeyer. 

99 Milton De Witt, Margaret Depuy. 1 
100 Matthew Cantine, Jr., Caroline Lamoree. 
loi Samuel Reynolds, Sarah Vernooy. 

102 Alexander Rockwell, Cornelia Carling. 

103 John Sweet, Margaret Furman. 

104 Ledger Hoyt, Margaret Demarest. 

220. 
Register of Marriages by Abr"? J. Swits. 

105 John Tappen, Elizabeth Markell Hendrickson. 

106 De Witt Hardenbergh, of Rosendale, Sarah Johnson. 

107 Charles Wilhelmus Chulze, Elizabeth Bevier. 

108 Joseph Decker, Rebecca Sheldon. 

109 Christian S. Minkler, Susan M. Tectsel. 
no Conrad Krum, Sarah Carman. 

111 John W. Van Gorda, Eliza Carson. Both of Roches- 

ter. Mar", at the Roch^ Parsonage. 

112 Joseph Hasbrouck Tuthill of Shawangunk, Maria 

Hartshorn. 

113 William Blackmore, Maria Davis. 

114 Demmon C. Stone, Sarah Lennon. 



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55 



Aug. 21 

Sept. 21 

" Nov. 15 

Dec. 25 

1835 
Jan. 13 

1835 
Jan. 29 
June 2 



1837 
Nov. 30 

Nov. 30 



Jan. 24 
Apr. 17 
Sept. 18 
Nov. 15 

17 
Dec. — 

1839 
Jan. I 



115 Edwin Williams, of New York, Grace C. Clark. 

116 William Blake, Harriet Trickey. 

117 William Doll, Elizabeth Van Kleeck. 

118 Thurston W. Cutler, Eleanor Demerest. 



119 Harvey Lamoree, Elizabeth Griffin. 



120 Alfred Van Tassel, Phebe Gray. 

121 Richard Conine, Cimanthe Benjamin. 

Register of Marriages by J. H. Duryea. 



221. 



122 John C. Wealet, 
Ann Maria Gray, 

123 Archibald Hendern, 
Hellena Sarah Osterhoult, 
Samuel C. Duryea, 

124 Emily Tuthill, 

125 Moses D. Van wagenen, 
Elmira M" Donald, 

126 Moses P. Lefevre, 
Jane Broadhead, 

127 David Brundage, 
Hellena Crumb, 

128 Elijah Baty, 
Ellen Mircle, 

129 John B. Kenner 
Sarah Caldwell 
Henry Russell, 

130 Dewitt 



both of Napanoch. 
of Ellenville, 
Rochester 

Wallkill, Orange Co. 
Bloomingrove, 

Orange Co. 
Wawarsing, 

do. 
Paltz, 

Wawarsing. 

Port Benj"., 

do. 

m"* at Parsonage. 



Wawarsing 



1839 
June 27 

Aug. 4 
Sept. 5 
Nov. 14 
Nov. 30 
Dec. 25 



Register of Marriages by John W. Ward. 
131 Isaac Tooker 



Sophia O. Depuy \ 
132 Elijah Van Aken, 
Sarah E. Swartwout, 



Wawarsing 

Neversink, Sullivan Co., 
Sullivan Co. 



133 Henry E. Green, Shawangunk, ) yjg^g^ Qq 
Blandina De Witt, Rochester, j 



134 Peter C. Decker, to ) 
Elisabeth Rosecrants \ 

135 Joseph Mc Elwe, to ) 
Abbey Phillips f 

136 — Sensebaugh, 

to Helm, 



Wawarsing, 

Ulster Co. 

Ellenville 

New Prospect, 
Wurtsborough. 



56 



Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of IVawarsin^. 



[Jan. 



Mar. 5 

1840 
May 28 
Nov. 19 

Nov. 26 

Dec. 2 



1841 
Jan. 26 
Feb. II 



1842 
May 15 
May 24 

June 16 

Sept. I 

Sept. 14 

Oct. 13 

Nov. 7 

1843 
Mar. 4 

1843 
Mar. 24 

July 6 

Sept. 16 

Sept. 28 

Nov. 23 

1844 
Feb. I 



137 Hardenburgh Demund, to 
Jane Hornbeck 

138 Benj" Townsen ) 
Helena Hornbeck j 

138 John Oakley to 
Ruth Churchwell, 

140 W'° Hasbrouck, 
Elizabeth Hornbeek, 

141 Warren Hartshorn, to ) 
Cathrine Burlingham j 



142 Eli Terwilliger, to ) 
Eleanor Hornbeek ) 

143 Wessel Low, to ) 
Hannah Depuy f 

Register of Marriages by Jas. Demarest. 

144 Averill H. Hungerford, to I p f r • 
Elizabeth Catharine Gasherie \ ^°" benjamin 

145 Benjamin T. Jackson, to') Wawarsino- 
Sabina M': Donald f wawarsmg 

146 Frederick G. Hungerford, to ) ^ .- t> 
M^rv MnnH.nP Fr%.r [ ^^rt Benjamin 



Wawarsing 
Wawarsing 

Rochester 
High Falls, 
Napanoch. 

Ellenville 

223. 

Wawarsing, 

Ulster Co. 

Hurley, Ulster Co. 



Mary Mundane Freer 

147 Benjamin Churchwell, to j 
Martha Berger j 

148 Benjamin D. Hornbeck, to 
Sarah Elizabeth Vernooy 

149 John C. Decker, to 
Ann Vernooy 

150 John B. Demarest 
Drucilla C. Shook 

151 Cornelius B. Vernooy, to 
Magdalen Vernooy 



Rochester 

Wawarsing 

Middleport 

Napanoch 

Wawarsing 



224. 



152 Benjamin Christian, to ) 
Catharine Gilpin j 

153 George W. Gasherie, to | 
Catharine Scott j 

154 Samuel W. Cutler, to 
Sarah Maria Schoonmaker 

155 Joseph Chambers, to ) 
Jane Burhans f 

156 Henry Rosakrans, to ) 
Abigal R. Sheldon \ 

157 Sylvester Bloom Churchwell I Middle Port 
to Jane Depuy j 



Wawarsing 
Port Benjamin 
Wawarsing 
Wawarsing 
Rochester 



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57 



Mar. 23 
June 4 
Oct. 22 

1845 
Feb. 20 

Feb 



24 



July 



1845 
Oct. 2 

Oct. 30 

1847 
Apr. 19 
May 20 

Sept. 22 

Sept. 23 

1848 
Mar. 9 
Mar. 23 

July 6 

Oct. 9 



158 David Van Aken, to ) 
Jane Pardy \ 

159 Melford Vernooy, to j 
Martha Decker J 

160 David Parsell, to ) 
Catharine A. Bevier ( 

161 David R. Freer, to ) 
Mary Ann Van Wagenen j" 

162 Schuyler S. Kain ) 
Lany Catharine Bush \ 

163 Benjamin Bruyn ) 
Elizabeth R. Blanshaw ) 



Neversink, 

Sullivan Co. 



Middle Port 



Napanoch 
Port Hixon 
Port Hixon 
Port Hixon 



225. 



164 Benjamin B. Bevier ) 
Sarah E. Van Wagenen \ 



Wawarsing 

165 Hiram Depuy , I Wawarsing 

Catharine De Witt Hoornbeck S * 

Napanoch 



166 Charles Bartlett, to ) 
Elizabeth Hoffman \ 

167 Samuel W. Eaton, to 
Catharine E. Demarest 

168 Joseph Ackerman ) 
Ann Lydenbergh \ 

169 John A. Freer j 
Sarah R. Dewitt ( 

170 Joel B. Miller ) 
Maria Vernooy f 

171 John M. Ross ) 
Leah Osterhoudt \ 

172 Conrad Shealy ) 
Sarah B. Dewitt \ 

173 Jacob Russell ) 
Augusta Gross J 



Napanoch 

Wawarsing 

Wawarsing 

Wawarsing 

Wawarsing 

Lackawack 

Napanoch 



137- 



Register of Marriages by D. McL. Quackenbush. 



1849 174 Isaac Alliger & 

Oct. 20 Gertrude Mc Donald, 

1850 175 Harvey Townsend & 
Mar. S Mary Eliza Wood, 

1850 176 Philo Gorton & 
Mar. 23 Lavinia E. Garritt, 

1850 177 D. W. Peirce & 
July 10 Ellen V. Kinshimmer, 

1850 178 Perry C. Stoddard & 
July 15 Hannah W. Southwick, 



both of Wawarsing 

both of Wawarsing 
both of Liberty, 

Sullivan Co. 
both of Wawarsing, 

Lackawack. 
both of Wawarsing, 

Greenfield. 



58 



Records of the Reformed Duick Church of Wawarsmg. 



[Jan. 



1850 
Aug. 10 

1850 
Apr. 22 

1850 
Sept. 12 

1851 
Jan. I 

1851 
Jan. IS 

1851 
May 15 

1851 
June 4 



1852 
Jan. 29 
Jan. 29 

Jan. 29 

Sept. I 

Sept. a 



both of Wawarsing, 
P'. Hixon. 



179 Andrew J. Rosekrants & both of Neversink, 
Abigail Porter, Sullivan Co. 

180 Levi H. Baird & 
Jane Ann Hook 

181 David S. Lefevre, of Esopus, 

& Mary Coutant of NapanoQh. 

182 Stephen G. Champlin, of Kingston, Ulster Co., N. Y., 
& Mary E. Smedes, of Wawarsing. 

183 De Witt C. Gregory, of Lackawack, 
& Sarah Jane Vernooy, of Wawarsing. 



138. 



184 Peter Jansen & 
Gertrude Elizabeth Eckert 

185 Charles Vernooy, of Napanoch, 
& Julia Ann Demerest, of Wawarsing. 

By Rev. J. R. Lente. 

186 Martin Osterhout, and o Rochester, 
Salome Schoonmaker, " " 

187 J. H. Van Aken, and of Rochester, 
Maria Jane Osterhout, " " 

188 Abraham Maricle, and of Rochester, 
Helena Schoonmaker, " " 

189 Jonothan Snyder, and of Napanoch, 
Hannah M. Howland, Lackawack. 

190 William J. Turner, and of Lackawack, 
Maria Smith, " " 



227, 



"REGISTER OF MEMBERS. 



1745 

Oct. 2( 



1747 
June 



Sept. 28 



Upon presentation of satisfactory certificates, 
were received as members of this congregation: 
Abram Bevier & 2 Cornelis Louw. 

In the presence of the respected Elders of this 
congregation, was received upon .satisfactory con- 
fession of faith: 
Egbert de Witt. 

In presence of the Rev. Consistory of this con- 
gregation, on presentation of satisfactory creden- 
tials, were received as members of the Dutch 
Reformed Church: 

4 Cornelis Dupuy & his wife, 

5 Catharina van Aken; 

6 & his son, Abraham Dupuy. 

The original register is written in the Dutch language, up to entry 167. 



1920.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Waivarsing. 59 

7 Geertruy Vernoy. 

8 Maria Nottingham, wife of Egbert Dewitt. 

9 Janneken Louw, wife of Johannes Vernoy. 

10 Rachel Lefevre. 

Likewise, on confession of faith, were received 
as members of our Church: 

11 Coenrad Vernoy & his wife, 

12 Margriet Le Fever. 

13 Samuel Bevier, Jun'': & his wife, 

14 Sara Le Fever. 

15 Gideon Louw 16 Johannis Bevier, Jun': 

228. 

17 Andries De Witt. 

1748 In the presence of the Rev. Consistory of this 
Sept. 12 congregation, on presentation of a satisfactory cer- 
tificate, was received as member of this Reformed 
congregation: 

18 Johannes Vernoy. 

Likewise, on satisfactory confession of faith and 
life, were received as members: 

19 Jenneke Vernoy, wife of Andries Dewitt 

20 Catharina Dupuy 21 Anna Vernoy & 

22 Lisabeth Kittel. 

1749 In the presence of the Rev. Consistory, on satis- 
Sept. 25 factory confession of faith and life, were received 

as members of this Reformed Church: 

23 Isaak van Kampen 

24 Susanna de Lameter, wife of Thomas Nottingham. 

25 Margrieta Nottingham 26 Sara Vernooy & 

27 Lisabeth Vernooy 

Likewise, on presentation of a certificate: 

28 Elsje Elting, wife of Isaac van Kampen. 

1750 The following persons, on satisfactory confession 
Aug. 27 of faith and life, were received as members of our 

Dutch Reformed congregation: 

29 Cornelis Vernooy 30 Helena Louw, wife of 

31 Johanna Bevier Cornelis Vernooy, Jun'. 

32 Sara Vernooy. 

229. 

1751 In presence of the Rev. Consistory of this con- 
Aug. 19 gregation, on satisfactory confession of faith and 

life, were received as members of our Dutch Re- 
formed Church: 

33 Isaac Hasbrouk & his wife. 



6o Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Wawarsing. [Jan. 

34 Maria Bruyn, & 

35 Pieternellia Bruyn, wife of Jacob Hardenbergh. 

1752 In presence of the Rev. Consistory of this con- 
Oct. 30 gregation, on satisfactory confession of faith and 

life, were received as members of our Dutch Re- 
formed Church: 

36 John Chembers & 37 Andries Andr: DeWitt 

1753 In presence of the Rev. Consistory of this con- 
Oct. 25 gregation, on sound confession of faith and life, 

were received as members of our Dutch Reformed 
Church: 

38 Johannes Bruyn & his wife, 

39 Maria Schomaker. 

40 Mattheus Contyn & his wife, 

41 Cathrina Nottingham. 

42 Petrus Pietersen Louw 43 Jan Kittel. 

[Oct. 26] Also, the 26th, were received on certificate: 

44 Johan Pieter Sachs & his wife, 

45 Angonitje Tromboor 46 Michel Sachs. 

1754 In presence of the Rev. Consistory of this con- 
Sept. 9 gregation, on satisfactory confession of faith and 

life, were received as members of our Dutch Re- 
formed Church: 
47 William Dewitt 48 Johannes DeWitt 

230. 

49 Maria Dupuy 50 Maria DeWitt 

51 Maria Vernooy, 

Likewise on exhibition of a satisfactory certi- 
cate: 

52 Johannes G: Hardenbergh. 

1755 On exhibition of a satisfactory certificate, was 
June 20 receivedasmemberof our Dutch Reformed Church; 

53 Amalia Kleyn, wife of Pieter Burger. 

1755 In presence of the Rev. Consistory of this con- 

Oct. 31 gregation, on satisfactory confession of faith and 

life, were received as members of our Dutch Re- 
formed Church: 

54 Jacob Rutsen Dewitt 55 Cornelius Joh: Vernooy 

Likewise, on exhibition of a satisfactory certi- 
ficate: 
56 Sara Vernooy, wife of Petrus Louw. 

1758 
May 6 57 Also, Stephen De Witt, and 

58 Maria Bevier. 



ipzo.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Wawarsing. 6 1 

1761 In the presence of the honorable Consistory of 
May 16 this congregation, on a pious confession of faith, 

was received as member of our Reformed Dutch 
Church, by me, J: M: Goetschius: 

59 Corneles Coenradse Vernoy. 

Likewise, on exhibition of a satisfactory certi- 
ficate: 

60 Michel Sax & his wife, 61 Johanna Sax. 

231. 

1762 On confession of faith, were received as mem- 
July 4 bers of this congregation; received by me, 

J. Mauritius Goetschius, 
V. D. M. 
62 Jessie Bevier & his wife Elisabeth 
64 Isaak Bevier & his wife Elisabeth 

66 Maria Bevier. 

1763 On satisfactory certificates was received as 
Aug. 30 member: 

67 Elizabeth vankueren, wife of Benyamen Bevier. 

1766 On presenting satisfactory certificate signed by 

Oct. 16 D'; Thomas Romeyn, V. D. M., at Minisink, was 

received as member of this congregation: 

68 Elizabeth Bevier, present wife of Johannis Bevier, 

Jun': 

As also, received on certificate as members of 
this congregation: 

69 Andries De Witt, and his wife 

70 Jenneke Vernoy. 

71 As also, Benjamen Bevier, on satisfactory con- 
fession of our most Holy belief, was received as 
member of this congregation, in presence of the 
Rev. Consistory. 

This I witness, D^: Romeyn, V. D. M. 

72 On confession of faith, Egbert De Witt was 
received as member of this congregation, by 

D. Romeyn, V. D. M., of the same. 

Feb. 3, 73 Johannis Hoornbeek and Tjerk J. De Witt were 

1772 received as members of this congregation, on satis- 
factory confession of our most Holy belief, by 

D. Romeyn, V. D. M., of the same. 

75 Came over by certificate from Rochester, Sara 
Kittle, wife of Joh': Kittle. 
Sept. 10, Received as members on confession of faith: 

1773 76 John Brodhead and his wife, 



62 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Wawarsing. [Jan. 

77 Ann Nottingham. And 

78 Magdalena La Fever, wife of Petrus Cantine. 

Came over on certificate of membership from 
Rochester: 

79 Johannes Oosterhout, J': and his wife 

80 Jannetje Swartwout. 

232. 

July 10, Came over on certificate of membership: 

1774 81 from Marbletown, Petrus Cantine, 

82 from Rochester, Maria De Puy, widow of Joh' Miller. 

83 from Kingston, Catharina Nieuvvkerk, wife of John 

De Witt. 

Nov. It, Received as members on confession: 

1774 84 Ruben De Witt, 

85 Magdalena Tack, wife of Andries Shurger. 

Came over on certificate from Kingston: 

86 Cornelius Nieuwkerk and his wife, 

87 Neeltje Du Bois. 

July 6, Came over on certificate from Kingston: 

1775 ^^ Benjamen Roosa and his wife, 

89 Jannetje Nieuwkerk. 

Oct. 27 Received as members on confession: 

90 Ann De Witt, and 91 Maria De Witt. 
Apr. 20, Received on confession of faith: 

1776 92 Jonathan Vernooy and his wife, 

93 Margarieta La Favre; and 

94 Jenneke Hardenbergh. 

Nov. 22, Received as members on confession of faith: 

1777 95 Ellenor Brodhead 96 Margariet Brodhead 

97 Ann Brodhead. 

Jan. 25, Received on a satisfactory confession in this 

1779 congregation of Jesus Christ: 

98 Catrientje Dewitt. 

May 7, Were received on a praiseworthy confession o( 

1785 faith, the following persons, viz: 

99 Johannes Dewitt & his wife, 
100 Magdalena Bovier; & 

loi Gerret C. Newkerk. 

May 28, Received on a praiseworthy confession: 

1785 102 Benjamin Depue, Jun'. 

( To bi continued^ 



I920.] The Tibbilts or Tibbetts Family. 63 



THE TIBBITTS OR TIBBETTS FAMILY. 
Descendants of George Tippett of Yonkers, N. Y. 



Contributed by William Solyman Coons. 



(CoDtinued from Vol. L, p. 364. of the Record.) 

3. George'' Tippett and wife Joan ? 

8 i. George,^ b. during 1684-1692, m. Dorcas Baxter 

about 1710-1714. Lived on Spuyten Duyvil Neck 
and also near Van Cortlandt's mill. Had 7 children 
and d. in May or June, 1761. 

9 ii. Henry ,^ b. about 1690- 1696, and lived in Phillipsburg 

Manor and in N. Y. City; m. Elizabeth ?, and 

had 2 children who reached maturity. Buried in 
Phillipsburg at Mr. John Hyatt's beside daughter 
Hester* Hyatt. 

4. Joseph^ Hadley and Rebecca Dyckman;^^ m. 1716. 

10 i. George,* m. Phebe* Tippett, dau. of his father's 

cousin George' Tippett and wife Dorcas, at some 
titne later than July, 1749, and had 9 children. Still 
living in July, 1771. 

11 ii. Isaac,* still single in July, 1749, but probably d. with- 

out issue before July 30, 1771, as he is not men- 
tioned in his mother's will of that date. 
13 iii. Johanna,* single in July, 1749, but in Oct., 1769, she 

was the widow and administratrix of ? Bartell. 

She also d. before Aug., 1771, leaving one child, 
(a) John," living in July, 1771. 

13 iv. Rebecca,* m. Nicholas Post, previous to July 28, 1749, 

and was still living in July, 1771. 

14 v. Jacob,* still single in July, 1749, but probably died 

without issue before Aug., 1771, as he is not named 
in his mother's will. 

15 vi. William,* b. Jan. 31, 1732, m. between July 28, 1749 

and Jan. 4, 1755, Elizabeth' Warner, dau. of Charles 
Warner and Jane* Tippett. They had 10 children, 
and he died Nov. 22, 1801. 

16 vii. Elizabeth,* b. June 30, 1737; m. Thomas Lawrence 

and d. Sept. 25, 1825. 

17 viii. Mehitabel,* m. Isaac Vermilye, Jr., before July 28, 

1749, and was still living in July, 1771. They had 8 
children. 

2« See ToUr's New Harlem Register, also will of Joseph Hadley, Jr., Sur- 
rogates Office, New York City, Vol. 19, p. 178, and will of Rebecca Hadley, 
same office. Vol. 28, p. 142. 



64 The Tibbitts or Tibbetts Family. [Jan. 

i8 ix. Joseph,* m. before July 28, 1749, and d. before July 
30, 1 77 1, leaving children. 

8. George^ Tippett and Dorcas Baxter, dau. of Thomas of West- 
chester. Until Sept., 1732, when they sold their home to Van 
Cortlandt, this couple seem to have lived in the old house near 
the mill pond and cemetery, where Wm. Betts had lived and 
where Van der Dunck had cleared a planting field and built a 
home as the first white settler. Their seven known children 
who reached maturity were as follows, given in the order men- 
tioned in his will. This is not, however, the order of their 
birth, for as Dorcas was b. in 1727, James, even if a twin 
brother of Wm. and b. the next year, could not have become 
the father of Gilbert as early as 1739 or 1740. 

19 i. Jane.* She was one of the older children, as her 

own first child was b. about 1737. She married 
Charles Warner, and in Jan., 1755, there were 9 sur- 
viving children in their family. Possibly the Revo- 
lutionary patriot, Wm. Warner, was her son Wm. 

20 ii. Phebe,* m. George* Hadley between July, 1749, and 

Sept., 1752, and hence was evidently not among the 
oldest children. She had a family of 9 children and 
her husband and sons were ardent patriots during 
the Revolutionary War. George* and Isaac' Hadley, 
of the Yonkers militia in 1775, were probably her 
husband and son, and Joseph* and Wm.* Hadley, of 
the same company, were undoubtedly the grandsons 
of Mehitable^ Tippett and brothers of her husband. 

21 iii. George.* He was probably the eldest child or at least 

the eldest son. He married and had 3 sons. 2 of 
whom were apparently adults before May, 1761. His 
death occurred at some time previous to that date. 

22 iv. Dorcas.* She was b. on Oct. 29, 1727, and d. Feb. 

20, 1794, aged 66 yrs., 3 mos. and 22 days. She m. 
Samuel Berrian, who secured some of the Tippett 
lands near the southern end of Yonkers Neck where 
members of the Berrian family continued to live for 
many years after Samuel's death. For a long time 
the Neck was called Berrian's Neck, after this fam- 
ily. Samuel and Dorcas* had at least 5 children, all 
sons, and the family is said to have adhered to the 
Colonial cause during the war, which raged so 
destructively all around their home. 

23 v. William.* Date of birth unknown, but as he had two 

married daughters when he made his will" in July, 
1769, he was doubtless the third or fourth child in 
the family. He d. in 1769, between July 22 and Nov. 
22, leaving seven daughters and one son. His wife 

2' "Westchester Co. Wills, 1664-1784." 



IQ20.] The Tibbitts or Tibbetts Family. 65 

was Martha Hunt, dau. of Moses Hunt, of East- 
chester, and his home was doubtless on or near the 
Neck. 

24 vi. James.* He was undoubtedly one of the older chil- 

dren, and it seems likely that either he or his 
sister Jane* Warner was the second born child of the 
family. During 1735-1738, he m. Martha, dau. of 
Thomas Hunt, a cousin of his brother William's* 
wife, and d. at some time between July, 1756, and 
May, 1 76 1. He seems to have left only 2 surviving 
children, both of whom were adults when their grand- 
father d. in 1761, and one of whom had been m. for 
about 2 years. His home was on a 28-acre lot near 
the southern point of the Neck, which his 2 sons 
inherited from their grandfather. Of these sons, 
Stephen" appears to have adhered to the cause of the 
Colonies, while Gilbert' was a strong Royalist in 
sentiment. In 1762, Stephen' sold his inheritance, 
together with other lands at the extreme southern end 
of Tippett's Neck, to his uncle, Samuel Berrian, in 
all, 118 acres for 375 pounds. 

25 vii. Thomas.* There seems to be almost a complete lack 

of information concerning this son. We know 
only from his father's will that he died before May, 
1761, leaving 2 daughters, and that he became an 
adult before April, 1742. Nor is anything more 
known about his 2 children, whose names were as 
follows : 

(a) Jane.' 

(b) "Rachel." 

9. Henry Tippett' and Elizabeth ? 

26 i. Hester,* wife of Arnold Hyatt, of Phillipsburg. 

This dau. d. before Sept., 1752, leaving at least one 
child, who was still a minor at that date. She was 
buried on the farm of John Hyatt, who may have 
been her husband's father. Her only known child 
was: 

(a) Henry.' 

2"^ ii. Hetabla,* wife of John Sickles. Nothing further has 

been learned concerning her or her family except that 

they are believed to have lived in N. Y. City. 

10. George* Hadley^^ and Phebe* Tippett, dau. of George.' As 

this couple were second cousins in the Tippett line and their 

children, therefore, possessed a double portion of Tippett blood, 

'• The Hadley families and their descendants which follow in this article, 
including the Vermilye branch, are taken mostly from Toler's New_ Harlem 
Register, to which valuable work we hereby acknowledge our indebted- 



66 The Tibbitts or Tibbetts Family. [Jan. 

it is pleasing to recall the patriotism of this family during the 
war. Their 9 children were as follows : 

28 i. Isaac," b. Oct. 19, 1752; m. Ann Sunnacher and d. 

Jan. 14, 1836. They had 10 children. He was un- 
doubtedly a Revolutionary soldier. 

29 ii. Frederick.^ Further particulars unknown. 

30 iii. George,'^ Jr., b. in Aug., 1760, and m. Margaret 

Parker, April 27, 1794. They had 11 children and 
he d. Feb. 2, 1835. It is more than likely that he was 
also in the Colonial Army with his father, brother 
and uncles. 

31 iv. William,^ b. in July, 1762. 

32 V. Elizabeth," b. in Nov., 1763; m. a Mr. Smith and d. 

Mar. 19, 1836. 

33 vi. Stephen." 

34 vii. Sarah." 

35 viii. Archam." 

36 ix. Abraham." 

13. Rebecca* Hadley (of Joseph,^ Jr., of MehitabeP Tippett) and 
Nicholas Post. Nothing is known about her family, but we 
find in the Yonkers Colonial Militia in 1775 and 1776, Isaac 
William, Israel, Jacob, Lewis and Martin Post. Perhaps we 
can safely infer that at least Isaac," Wm." and Jacob" were her 
sons and named after her brothers who bore these Hadley fam- 
ily names. 

15. William* Hadley (Joseph,' Jr., Mehitabel^ Tippett) and 
Elizabeth Warner (Jane* Tippett, George'). This couple were 
also Tippett relatives, and the husband was especially promi- 
nent among the Revolutionary soldiers of Yonkers Precinct. 
Their first captain chosen in 1775, was not true to the cause 
and largely through the efforts of Wm. Hadley, supported by 
his brother George, he was finally removed. The children of 
this couple were : 

37 i. Joseph." 

38 ii. Moses," m. ? and had i child: 

(a) Moses," Jr. 

39 iii. William." 

40 vi. Charles," b. 1763, and m. ? 

41 V. John," d. July 21, 1840. 

42 vi. James," b. 1767; m. Hester Day, had 6 children, and 

d. Jan. 22, 1830. 

43 vii. Isaac," b. 1772 ; m. and had 2 sons who died in the 

U. S. Army. He d. Feb. 19, 1841. 

44 viii. Jacob." 

45 ix. Thomas." 

46 X. George Washington," m. Mary Richards and had 11 

children. He was a member of the famous "Old 
Guard" of N. Y. 



igao.J The Tibbitts or Tibbetts Family. 67 

17. Mehitabel* Hadley (of Joseph,^ Jr.) and Isaac Vermilye, 
Jr. 

47 i. John,^ m. first Mary Vermilye and second, Rachel 

? He had 6 children and d. in 1812. 

48 ii. Isaac, ^ m. Mary ? and had one child. 

49 iii. Joseph,^ m. Elizabeth Oblinis in 1782, and had 3 

children : 

(a) Catharine," b. 1783, and m. James Willeey. 

(b) Hetty," b. 1785, and m. a Mr. Arnolds. 

(c) Elizabeth," b. 1787, and m. a Mr. Arnolds. 

50 iv. Rebecca.' 

51 V. Cynthia. ° Never married. 

52 vi. Hannah. ° 

53 vii. Nancy, ^ m. Solomon Owens and had one child. 

54 viii. Hester,' m. Ely Reynolds and had 3 children. 

19. Jane* Tippett (of George^ and Dorcas) and Charles Warner. 

55 i. Jane," eldest dau. ; b. about 1737, and d. Feb. 22, 1777, 

in her 40th year. She m. Cornelius Berrian, Jr., 
about 1752 or early in 1753, and 12 children were b. 
to them, 4 of which d. in childhood. 

56 ii. Elizabeth,' m. Wm.* Hadley before 1755. See No. 15 

for their family record. 

57 iii. Phebe,' m. Joseph Jadwin before Jan., 1755. 

58 iv. Dorcas,' m. Moses Oakley before Jan., 1755. 

59 V. Isaac' 

60 vi. Thomas' Tibbot, m. Magdalena Van Orden, Feb. 7, 

1772. 

61 vii. Mary.' 

62 viii. William.' 

63 ix. Jesse.' 

20. Phebe* Tippett (of George^ and Dorcas) and George* Had- 
ley. See No. 10. 

21. George* Tippett (of George^ and Dorcas) and ? 

64 i. George.' This was the fifth George Tippett in direct 

line of descent, and as he was an adult before May, 
1761, it seems very likely that he was b. during 1735- 
1740. There is little other positive information 
about him, but there is one indication that he may 
have d. during the war. It is known that there was 
some George Tippett who m. Eleanor De Voe 
shortly before March, 1774, and d. before 1782, 
leaving one child by her. While we would expect 
George* to marry at an earlier age, yet we must 
remember that this may have becN a second mar- 
riage and there was no other known adult George 
Tippett in the family at that time. It can scarcely 
be doubted that the husband of Eleanor De Voe 



68 The Tibbitts or Tibbetts Fa?iiily. IJan- 

(or De Veaux), b. in 1758, was this George^ Tippett, 
for it is recorded in Vol. B, p. 350, of Mortgages, 
tiiat on March 14, 1774, George Tippett and wife 
Eleanor of Yonkers, mortgaged 150 acres of land 
on Croton's River for 600 pounds. 

65 ii. Thomas. ° Very little is known about this son except 

that he was probably the second born and an adult in 
1761. It is also known that he sided with the 
Colonists in the war and may have been in active 
service as a soldier. When the census of 1790 was 
taken neither he nor any of his relatives named Tif>- 
pett remained in Westchester Co. as head of a fam- 
ily. There was then a Thomas Tippett in Washing- 
ton Co., and later a Wm. Tippett, but we cannot say 
whether this was our Thomas from Westchester Co. 
or some Thomas from the N. Hampshire family. 

66 iii. Henry, ^ the youngest child, who was still under age 

in May, 1761. We are unable to give further definite 
information about him and can only suggest that he 
may have located in Greene Co. and later in Scho- 
harie Co., near Middleburg. There was a "Henry 
Tibbets" in Greene Co. in 1790, with one son over 
16, six under 16, and one daughter. Very early in 
the next century there was, near Middleburg, a 
James, John, George W. and Harry "Tippet" which 
family names and the use of "pp" in the name. 
"Tippet" very strongly indicate that this was the 
family of one of the Westchester Co. cousins who 
disappeared during the war. 

22. Dorcas* Tippett (of George' and Dorcas) and Samuel Ber- 
rian.^* The tombstones of brown sandstone, erected to the 
memory of Samuel and Dorcas, are among the few that still 
remain in the ancient family burial lot in Van Cortlandt Park. 

67 i. Cornelius." 

68 ii. George. ° He was undoubtedly the George Berrian 

who belonged to the Yonkers Militia and helped 
destroy British rule. 

69 iii. James. ' 

70 iv. Richard, ' b. April 29, 1765. He m. ? and had at 

least I child, the Rev. Wm.° Berrian, D.D., the dis- 
tinguished pastor of Trinity Church, N. Y. 
(a) William," m. Jane Dayton, Oct. 27, 1812. Rector 
of Trinity Church. 

71 V. William." 

29 For the Berrian genealogy from which this family record is taken see 
Riker's Annals of Newtown, pp. 338-344- 



IQ20.] The Tibbiits or Tibbetts Family. 69 

23. William* Tippett (of George' and Dorcas) and Martha 
Hunt. 

72 i. Abigail.^ 

73 ii. Martha,^ m. Col. James De Lancey, the prominent 

Tory officer of Westchester Co., in 1781. In the Fall 
of 1783, they were among the large company of 
Royalist refugees who sailed to Annapolis, Nova 
Scotia. They made their home near Round Hill, 
Annapolis Co., and had a family of 10 children. Ac- 
cording to Bolton, Martha d. there in 1837, aged 73 
years. 

74 iii. Lavina.* 

75 iv. Jane.° Still single in July, 1773. 

76 V. Dorcas,^ m. Harman Rutgers, July 19, 1773. 

TJ vi. Philena,'* m. Ezekiel Archer, June 9, 1763. From his 
will, dated July 25, 1773, in which he mentions his 
married daughters, several grandchildren, his wife's 
sister, Jane^ Tippett, and son Ezekiel,' then under 
age, we observe that Philena m. a widower much 
older than herself and that Ezekiel, Jr., was prob- 
ably her child. She was left a widow in 1773. 
(a) ? Ezekiel"? a minor in 1773. 

78 vii. Ann,° m. Michael Ryett. 

79 viii. William,^ Jr., a minor in July, 1769. Inherited 

father's home on the Neck. 

24. James* Tippett (of George'' and Dorcas) and Martha Hunt. 

80 i. Stephen.^ As his name precedes that of his brother 

in his grandfather's will he may have been the older 
son. He m. Christina Provoost, of Bushwick, on 
Sept. 6, 1761, and had i known child probably others 
also. He was a carpenter living in N. Y. City, and was 
chosen as one of the trustees when the First Baptist 
Church was organized in that city in 1775. He was 
living as late as 1786, but is not named in the census 
of 1790. 

(a) James,' b. May 8, 1765, and christened in First 
Presbyterian Church, N. Y. 

81 ii. Gilbert,' b. about 1739 and d. Mar. 29, 1828, in the 

89th year of his age. He is buried in the Hop City 
cemetery, near Charlton, Saratoga Co., N. Y. On 
Aug. II, 1759. he m. Susannah Glover, and at least 4 
• children were b. to them. A more elaborate account 
of his interesting history and the genealogy of his 
descendants will constitute part second of this fam- 
ily history. His children were Peter,' b. before 1765, 
and died in childhood. James,' b. 1765; Stephen' 
and John.' 



^0 The Tibbitts or Tibbeits Family. [Jan. 

28. Isaac' Hadley (of George* Hadley and Phebe* Tippett) and 
Ann Sunnacher. 

82 i. Elizabeth,^ b. Aug. 23, 1785, and m. a Mr. Hatfield. 

83 ii. Isaac," b. June 11, 1788. 

84 iii. Benjamin," b. Oct. 26, 1790, and d. in infancy. 

85 iv. Thomas," b. Aug. 20, 1793, m. and had one child. 

(a) Jacob.^ 

86 V. John" S., b. July 23, 1796; m. Mary K. T. Wyeth, 

June 3, 1820, and had 10 children. Died April 30, 
1864. 

87 vi. Jacob," b. Mar. 20, 1799; m. Ruth Benedict, had 2 

children and d. March 2, 1830. 

88 vii. Ritter," b. Jan. 22, 1802; m. Mary Sherman; had 4 

children and d. May 19, 1857. 

89 viii. Frederick," b. Jan. 3, 1804; m. Phebe DeAngelus, and 

had 6 children. 

90 ix. Mary," b. April 2, 1805 and d. in infancy. 

91 X. Joseph," b. April 6, 181 1. 

30. George' Hadley (of George* and Phebe* Tippett) and Mar- 
garet Parker. 

92 i. John," b. Jan. 25, 1795 and d. Dec. 3, 1795. 

93 ii. Catherine," b. Oct. 22, 1796. 

94 iii. George," b. Dec. 14, 1798. 

95 iv. Rebecca," b. Aug. 20, 1800. 

96 V. Eliza," b. May 6, 1802, and d. Sept. 2, 1803. 

97 vi. Richard," b. Jan. 11, 1804. 

98 vii. William" P., b. May 23, 1806, and d. Nov. 21, 1808. 

99 viii. Parkinson," b. Jan. 5, 1808; m. Mrs. Mary A. Put- 

nam, dau. of Wm. Parker, on April 20, 1845 ; had 2 

children, and d. Jan. 2, 1857. 
100 ix. Jacob," b. April i, 1810; m. Emeline Parcells in 183?, 

and had 3 children, 
loi X. Mary," b. May 13, 1813; d. April 25, 1818. 

102 xi. John Parker," b. in 1816; m. Caroline Pinto on Sept. 

9, 1838, and had 2 children. 

42. James" Hadley (of Wm.* Hadley and Elizabeth' Warner. 
No. 15) and Hester Day. 

103 i. Wm." b. May 2, 1800; m. Catharine C. Sayres, had 6 

children, and d. April 7, 1880. 

104 ii. Maria," b. 1802 ; m. first Abraham Horton, Dec. 24, 

1833, and had 8 children ; second, Cornelius Lewis, 
, and had 4 children. 

105 iii. Eliza," b. 1804; m. first, a Mr. Briggs in 1820, and 

had 2 children ; second, a Mr. Shields, and had no 
children by him. She d. Mar. 9, 1887. 

106 iv. James," who never m. 

107 V. Moses," m. Jane Day, and had 3 children ; 



1920.] The Tibbiits or Tibbetts Family. Ji 

(a) William,' m. Sarah Shay, and had 2 children. 

(b) Rev. Edwin' F., m. Caroline Luckey, and had 2 
children. 

(c) ? died in infancy. 

108 vi. Sarah," m. Luther Stebbins, and had 3 children. 

(a) Mary,' m. Monroe Thayer, no children. 

(b) Eliza,' m. a Mr. O'Root. 

(c) Louise,' still single in 1902. 

46. George" W. Hadley (son of No. 15) and Mary Richards. 

109 i. Eliza,* m. Abraham Berrian and had 10 children, of 

whom the names of the 2 youngest only are known, 
(i) Claude.' 

(j) Annie,' m. Philip Berrian. 
no ii. Helen,' who m. Nathan Parks, and had 5 children. 

111 iii. William.' 

112 iv. Isaac," m. Elizabeth Rice, and had 2 children. 

113 V. Mary," b. Sept. 22, 1816; m. Wm. Samler, April 20, 

1833; 5 children. 

114 vi. Harriet," m. Thomas Smith ; 4 children. 

115 vii. Emily," m. first John Oakley, and had 3 children; m. 

second a Mr. Carloss, and had 2 children. 

116 viii. Dyckman," m. first, Mary Smith, no children; m. sec- 

ond, Hannah ?, and had 4 children. 

117 ix. James," never m. 

118 X. John," d. in infancy. 

119 xi. Richard," m. Olive ? and had 4 children. 

47. JoHN° Vermilye (son of No. 17) and Mary Vermilye and 
Rachel ? 

120 i. Mehitabel," bapt. May i, 1774; m. Montgomery 

Moore ; 4 children : 

(a) Isaac' M. 

(b) Evander' C. 

(c) Maria,' m. a Mr. Porter. 

(d) Evelyn,' m. a Mr. Porter. 

121 ii. Mary," b. Dec. 28, 1778; m. Evander Childs, May 18, 

1800; 6 children. 

122 iii. John," Jr., m. Mary Hevvson before 1810; 5 children. 

123 iv. JEmily," b. 1808. Never m; d. Feb. 10, i860. 

124 V. Aletta." Never m. 

125 vi. Betsy." Never m. 

53. Nancy' Vermilye (dau. of No. 17) and Solomon Owens. 

126 j. Aeltje" (Aletta), m. Garret D. Clark, March 14, 1814; 

9 children : 

(a) Isaac' V.. b. Jan. 10, 18x5, and d. in childhood. 
; (b) Sinche' V., b. July 18, 1816; m. Evander Childs, 



7* The Tibbiits or Tibbelts Family. [Jan. 

Jr., in 1839, and had 6 children; d. Sept. 27, 
1856. (See No. 207.) 

(c) John' v., b. Nov. 6, 1818; m. CaroHne Jordan; 4 
children. 

(d) Eliza,' b. Nov. 3, 1820; m. John Morton; 4 
children. 

(e) Mary' A., b. Nov. 17, 1822; never m. ; d. 1902. 

(f) Harriet' D., b. Sept. 8, 1824; never m. 

(g) Isaac' D., b. Oct. 14, 1826; d. single in 1851. 
(h) Wm.' G., b. March 10, 1829; d. single. 

(i) Nancy,' b. June 29, 183 1 ; m. Edmund R. Tate; 
4 children. 

54. Hester' Vermilye (dau. of No. 17) and Ely Reynolds. 
127 i. Johana,^ b. 1795; m. a Mr. Alvord; 5 children: 

(a) Isaac'; (b) John'; (c) Jades'; (d) Henry,' and 
(e) Hettige.' 

128 ii. Isaac,* b. 1798; m. and had 8 children: 

(a) Isaac' Jr., m. and had i child: 
I. Arthur.^ 

(b) Alfred'; (c) Warren'; (d) Edward'; (e) 
Eliza'; (f) Margaret'; (g) Martha,' and (h) 
Julia.' 

129 iii. John,* m. and had 4 children: 

(a) John,' Jr., m. and had at least i child : 
I. Alice.* 

(b) Ebenezer'; (c) William'; (d) '? 

55. Jane' Warner (dau. of No. 19) and Cornelius Berrian,'" Jr. 
Cornelius, Jr., was a brother of Jane' Warner's Uncle Samuel 
Berrian, the husband of her aunt Dorcas* Tippett. The order 
of birth of the 4 children who died in infancy is unknown and 
the following order is a mere estimate by the writer. 

130 i. Elizabeth," b. Nov. 20, 1753 ; m. John Bogart. 

131 ii. Sarah,* b. Mar. 29, 1755; m. her cousin Samuel Ber- 

rian, son of her Uncle Nicholas. 

132 iii. Jane,* b. Dec. 24, 1757; m. first, John Deacon; m. 

second, Daniel Farrington. 

133 iv. Samuel,* b. June 7, 1760; m. Sarah Newman. 

134 V. *?; d. in childhood. 

135 '^'- *?! d. in childhood. 

136 vii. Lydia,* b. April 8, 1768; m. Wm. Lawrence. 

137 viii. *?; d. in childhood. 

138 ix. Catharine,* b. March 30, 1772; m. Richard Moore. 

139 X. James,* b. Aug. 8, 1773 ; m. Charlotte Cooper. 

140 xi. Cornelius,* b. Oct. 13, 1775; d. single, Aug. 6, 1833. 

141 xii. *?; d. in infancy. 

'o Riker's Annals of Newiown, p. 341. 



1920.] The Tibbitts or Tibbetts Family. 73 

73. Martha' Tippett (of Wm.*, of George' and Dorcas) and 
Col. James De Lancey. The history of this couple is most 
romantic and interesting. They belonged to two of the most 
prominent families in Westchester Co., and Col. de Lancey 
was a man of considerable wealth. It was at Morrisania in 
1781, that he married Martha Tippett, and shortly afterward, 
because of his unfortunate Tory principles and activities dur- 
ing the war, he was obliged to leave his native land and valua- 
ble estate to become an exile in Nova Scotia. Vv'ith his wife 
and 6 or 7 months' old baby boy, he sailed in Oct. or Nov., 1783, 
on a most trying and tempestuous voyage to Annapolis Royal. 
They made their new home on a farm in Annapolis Co., about 
2 miles from Round Hill, and half way between that place and 
Tupperville Station. Col. James died there on May 2, 1804, 
aged 58 years, and his wife many years later at Bridgetown, in 
the home of her bachelor son, John, who provided for his 
mother in her old age. There is an old family cemetery on the 
farm, but only two stones now remain, one for Col. James and 
one for his son Wm. and wife. The burial lot is now owned by 
John Nichols, and most of the farm by H. Chipman, both of 
Bentville (P. O., Tupperville Station). Unfortunately, there 
is no memorial to Martha's memory, though it would have 
been a simple matter to engrave it on one of the vacant sides 
of her husband's monument. This oversight was no doubt 
due to the greatly reduced circumstances of the family and 
especially to the poverty of her faithful son John. The writer 
has made diligent effort to establish the correct date of her 
death and her exact age. Through the kindness of the Rev. 
John Reeks, of Round Hill, the cemetery has been thoroughly 
searched in his behalf and he has also corresponded with 2 of 
her aged grandchildren. The testimony of the latter appears 
to establish the view that she died in 1837, aged 73 years, as 
Bolton states in a chart in the original edition of his Westches- 
ter Co. History. The difficulty has been that in Bolton's 
revised edition, on which he labored for years making cor- 
rections and additions, it is stated that she died in 1827, aged 
73 years (Vol. 2, p. 429). Ordinarily, one would accept this 
latter date as a needed and intentional correction, especially as 
it would bring Martha's age much nearer that of her husband 
and would fit in better with other known circumstances. But 
under date of Sept. 15, 1917, Miss Kate De Lancey, of 
Cheverie, Hants Co., N. S., one of Martha's surviving grand- 
daughters, writes: "Grandmother was at my father's after he 
was married, I have heard mother say. She must have died 
near 1835." Hence as Miss Kate's father was married in 
March, 1835, it is likely that 1837 is the correct year of her 
grandmother's death, as stated in Bolton's first edition. In 
this case, however, she must have been about 20 years younger 
than her husband. That she was William* Tippett's daughter 



74 Corrections and Additions to Published Genealogical Works. [Jan. 

Martha,'' rather than some unknown dau. of one of his 
nephews, George, ° Thomas" or Stephen,^ is evident from the 
fact that she named her first born child Wm.," and the fact 
that the author of Edsall's History of the Town of Kings- 
bridge, states that "she was a cousin of Gilbert Tippett," who 
had only one cousin Martha. Her lo children were as 
follows :^^ 

Errata, October, 1919, Record. 
Page 356, last line. Change Rev. Thomas Doughty to read Rev. Francis 

Doughty. 
Page 363, line 6. Change date given as Dec, 17 rj, io July. 1714. w. s. c. 

( To be continued.) 



CORRECTIONS AND ADDITIONS TO PUBLISHED 
GENEALOGICAL WORKS. 



Every gleaner in the field of genealogical research has met with errors in 
printed volumes which, left by themselves, carry mistaken conclusions to the 
end of time. This department has been inaugurated in an endeavor to correct 
such spurious data. Readers are requested to forward for publication here 
every such error, and such further additions to printed genealogies as are 
found, that due correction may be made. The authority for the statement 
must be furnished, with name and address of contributor. 



79. TiTus Family — Corrections and Additions. 

Contributed by Edmund D. Titus.* 

Believing- my deductions to be accurate, and trusting that they 
will be proven to be so, I submit for consideration and criticism the 
following argument concerning the record of AbieP Titus (Abiel,' 
Robert') of Huntington, L. I., as given in the pamphlet The Titus 
Family in America, by Rev. Anson Titus, and also published in the 
Nezv York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. XII, pp. 92- 
99, inclusive. New York, 1881, and also noted in the American His- 
torical Association Report, 1905, p. 692. 

At the time of its publication, this record was accepted as authori- 
tative, and was incorporated as such in the genealogical record of 
the family, at that time, and still, in preparation (not yet pub- 
lished). But subsequently, other records came to my notice which 
contained statements causing doubt to be cast upon the accuracy of 
the above referred to pamphlet : and other matters pressing, the con- 
sideration of the questions arising was postponed tmtil the present 
time. 

*i This family record is given in Kalnek-Savary's History of Annapolis Co., 
Nova Scotia, p. 499, with certain errors which are here corrected in part 
Their descendants as here presented were obtained mainly through corre- 
spondence with Oliver DeLancey, of Lawrencetown ; Miss Kate DeLancey, 
of Cheverie, etc. 
* Edited by John R. Totten. 



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It is now proposed to apply the information gathered to the 
record in question, in an effort to clear away existing doubts if pos- 
sible, so that the family record (in preparation) may be beyond 
question, rendered correct. 

The records upon which I base my argument are the following: 

Marriage Bond Records, Albany, N. Y. 

The Marriage Lists of Rev. Ebenezer Prime, of Hunt- 
ington, L. I. 

Inscriptions on the stones in the old cemetery at Hunt- 
ington, L. I. 

The Wills of Abiel, Henry and Philip Titus on file in 
the New York County Surrogate's Office. 

The Huntington Town Records. 

A Manuscript written in Huntington prior to 1849. 

Sundry other sources (see appended notes). 

The first apparent inaccuracy in the record in question seems 
to be in the statement in the pamphlet that AbieP Titus died in 1759, 
or as quoted : "His will was made Jan. 3, 1759, and probated May 4, 
1759." The second inaccuracy appears to be the listing of the 
grandchildren of AbieP Titus as his children; and the third inac- 
curacy (which naturally follows from the first and second) lies in 

the stating that AbieP Titus m. Irena ? 

I believe that the above referred to probate record refers to 
AbieP Titus (son of AbieP). 

The following is an abstract from the pamphlet, p. 7 (AT. Y. Gen. 
and Biog. Record, Vol. XII, p. 98), the italics indicating the 
points in dispute: 

"AbieP Titus (Abiel,'' Robert^), b. in Huntington, March 15, 

1678-9; w. Irena . She, or a former wife [was] probably 

[a] daughter of Samuel Smith [of], Huntington. His will was 
made Jan. 3, 1759 and probated May 4, 1759. Children: 
i. Silas.* 

ii. AbieP (oldest son in 1725). 
iii. Benjamin.* 

iv. ,* probably Timothy* (not mentioned in his father's 

will). 

V. Ruth,* m. Gould. 

vi. Anna,* m. Ketcham. 

vii. Mary.* 
viii. Phebe.* 

The following is a copy of the uncorrected record of AbieP Titus 
as it appears in the family record (not yet published) ; which record 
was, to a certain extent, constructed on the theory that the above 
quoted Titus pamphlet was authoritative: 

"AbieP Titus, son of AbieP and Rebecca (Scudder) Titus, b. at 
Huntington, March 15, 1678-9; d. between April 10 and May 10, 



76 Corrections and Additions to Published Genealogical Works. [Jan. 

1759 (N. Y. Wills); m. (i) June 5, 1727, Mary, dau. of Samuel 
Smith ; he m. (2) March 3, 1736, Elizabeth Wood ; he m. (3) March 
15, 1753, Irena, otherwise 'Rene' or Joanna Satterly."* Children: 

i. Silas,* b. , 1734; bapt. Sept. 24, 1741. 

ii. Abiel,* b. June 30, 1732; bapt. Aug. 6, 1732. 

iii. Benjamin,* b. ; bapt. Jan. 12, 1746. 

iv. Timothy,* b. ; bapt. Nov. 4, 1739; see will of his 

uncle, Henry' Titus. 

V. Ruth,* b. Jan. 28, 1730. 

vi. Ann,* b. March 22, 1728. 

vii. Mary,* b. ; bapt. May 27, 1730. 

viii. Phebe,* b. ; bapt. Nov. 20, 1743. 

fix. Philip.* 

Abiel* Titus (son of Abiel" and Mary (Smith) Titus, b. Hunt- 
ington, June 30, 1732 (per Ketcham letters) ; bapt. Aug. 6, 1732 
(per Huntington records) ; "died young, no children."' 

A Philip Titus, son of ? was b. Huntington, L. I., June 26, 

171 1 ; d. Huntington, , 1750 (see N. Y. Wills, April 2, 1750, 

Liber 17, p. 96) ; he m. Sept. 12, 1736, Charity Conklin, who was b. 

April 8, 1715 ; d. ; buried Huntington, Nov. 2, 1794. They had 

the following children: 

i. Philip, b. May 5, 1737. 

ii. Samuel, b. Sept. 20, 1739; bapt. Oct. 28, 1739. 
iii. Rebecca, b. Aug. 4, 1741. 
iv. Mary, b. Nov. 4, 1745. 
v. Martha, b. Jan. 16, 1745-6. 

vi. Richard, b. (a minor in 1750). 

vii. Child unborn, see will of its father made March 17, 1750, 
in which he states that his wife was pregnant on that date. 

The compiler of the unpublished Titus family record states 
with reference to the above Philip Titus, Senior ^ " I think Philip 
Titus belongs to the 3rd generation ; he mentions his brother Abiel 
in his will dated March 17, 1750." 

It will be noted that, in the above quoted record of AbieP Titus, 
taken from the not yet published Titus family record, there are 
three marriages given as those of the said AbieP Titus, the last one 
of which to Irena, otherwise "Rene" or Joanna Satterly, being the 
one that seems to correspond to marriage of Abiel ' Titus as given 
in the pamphlet record by Rev. Anson Titus which is under criti- 
cism. The dates and names given in these marriages are all taken 
from the official records. If these marriages are to stand as apply- 
ing to Abiel'' Titus, b. March 15, 1678, which date of birth is cor- 

* Another marriage (taken from this same family record (not yet pub- 
lished) took place April i, 1730, between Abiel Titus (widower) and Mary 
Scudder (widow), which marriage I think refers to that of Abiel Titus, 
father of Abiel Titus, to whom the above other three marriages refer. 

t There is some doubt as to whether Abiel' Titus had this son Philip. 



1920.] Corrections and Addilions to Published Genealogical Works. 77 

rect, then he was 49, 58 and 61 years of age at the respective dates 
of his three successive marriages. That the marriages do apply to 
some Abiel Titus is made certain by the fact that the Abiel Titus 
who made his will January 3, 1759, not only mentioned the last 
wife "Ireny," but also refers to the father of his first wife as the 
"grandfather" of his children, and the second marriage March 3, 
1736, to Elizabeth Wood is identified to the same Abiel Titus not 
only by the chronology, but by the gravestones at Huntington. 

Furthermore, if these marriages apply to AbieP Titus ( Abiel, ^ 
Robert^), his son Abiel* Titus could not have been born before 1728 
(actual date of his birth, June 30, 1732), although the pamphlet 
record reads that he was the "oldest son in 1725." 

Henry^ Titus, brother of Abiel' Titus, died in 1725, and he 
mentioned in his will, "Abiel Titus, eldest son of my brother Abiel." 
This item in Henry^ Titus' will is undoubtedly the source of infor- 
mation of the record of Abiel" Titus as given in the pamphlet, and 
in that pamphlet we are presented with the record of a bequest 
made in 1725 to an "eldest son," three years at least before that 
"eldest son" was born! As a matter of fact, it was seven years 
before he was born. 

To assume that Henry Titus who died in 1725 was of the sec- 
ond generation, and therefore a brother of Abiel^ Titus (Robert^), 
and that, therefore, in his will was referring to AbieP Titus as the 
"eldest son" of his brother, would be to add Henry Titus to the 
children of Robert^ Titus. As Robert' Titus died before 1679 and 
as Henry Titus was not born until 1681, no solution of this prob- 
lem can be sought along this line. The Huntington Town Records, 
Vol. I, p. 525, contains the list of the children of Abiel- Titus, and 
Henry" Titus, "b. March 6, 1681-2," was one of these children. 
This list was written May i, 1688. 

Further evidence that the Abiel Titus who d. 1759 was not the 
Abiel Titus born in 1678, is furnished by the stone that marks 
his grave in the Huntington Churchyard ; according to which he 
"died May 3, 1759 in his 50th year." Hence he was b. 1709. There 
is also a footstone marked Abiel the 4th, located not far from this 
grave, and I believe it refers to Abiel Titus (of the 5th generation, 
but the 4th Abiel, according to my theory) who was born in 1732, 
and who, as stated in the Huntington Manuscript heretofore referred 
to as one of authorities in this argument, "died young, no children." 
I believe he died prior to 1755, as there is still another inscription 
showing "a child of Abiel Titus died 1760, aged 5 years." My 
theory being that this child was also an Abiel, so named in 1755, 
after the death of the Abiel Titus the 4th, who I think died in his 
22nd year. This last child, who died in 1760, aged 5 years, I think 
was probably the only child born to Abiel Titus by his third mar- 
riage in 1753. Other stones give "Elizabeth Titus, wife of Abiel, 
died Feb. 10, 1750-1, in her 41st year," and also in another part 
of the enclosure there is a stone marked "Mary Titus, wife of 
Abiel, died July 25, 1735, aged 52." 



78 Corrections and Additions to Published Genealogical Works. [Jan. 

My theory is that AbieP Titus, b. March 15, 1678; d. ? he 

m. ( i) to ?; he m. (2) , 1738, to Mary Scudder, a widow ; 

and that he was the father of Abiel* Titus, b. , 1709; d. , 

1759, and grandfather of AbieP Titus, b. 1732, who died aged 22 
years. 

Taking the above three marriages as assigned in the unpublished 
Titus family record to AbieP Titus and applying them to Abiel* 
Titus, instead of to AbieP Titus, the age of AbieP Titus at the 
dates of each of these respective marriages would be 18, 27 and 44, 
which seems more reasonable. 

I do not know at what date the Marriage Bonds began, but it is 
significant that in several manuscripts there is mention of a Timothy 
Titus and one Philip Titus as sons of an Abiel Titus. As the fam- 
ily record (not published) now stands, these names appear in the 
fourth generation as sons of AbieP Titus, yet the marriage bond 
records show one Timothy and one Philip Titus who were evidently 
contemporaneous with AbieP Titus, viz. : 

1727, Sept. 14, Timothy Titus married Elizabeth Blatchley.* 
1736, Sept. 12, Philip Titus married Charity Conklin. 

It is possible that AbieP Titus was the father of these two 
(Timothy and Philip), they having been born after 1690 (the date 
of birth of Jonathan,^ son of AbieP Titus). The Titus Record in 
Vol. I, p. 525, of the Huntington Town Records was written in 1688, 
as before stated. In it the name of Jonathan^ Titus (AbieP) does 
not appear, nor those of these possible two other (Timothy and 
Philip) children of AbieP Titus, therefore, it is not impossible nor 
improbable that AbieP Titus had other children born after 1688. 
It is certain that the above Timothy and Philip Titus were not the 
sons of AbieP Titus, as Timothy Titus was married the year of 
Abiel's first marriage (some six months later) ; and Philip Titus 
was married only nine years afterwards. If AbieP Titus had sons 
Timothy and Philip, they were not the same individuals mentioned 
in the above quoted Marriage Bond Records. The Timothy bap- 
tized Nov. 4, 1739. was a son of AbieP Titus. According to other 
Huntington Records, the family of Philip Titus is given as follows : 

"Philip Titus was born June 26, 171 1, Charity, his wife, was 
born April 8, 1715; they were married Sept. 12, 1736. Children: 
i. Philip, b. May 5, 1737. 

ii. Samuel, b. Sept. 20, 1739; bapt. Oct. 28, 1739. 
iii. Rebecca, b. Aug. 4, 1741. 
iv. Mary, b. Nov. 4, 1743. 
V. Martha, b. Jan. 16, 1745-6. 

And to this list may be added the following children: 
vi. Richard, b. — • — , a minor in 1750 (see will of his father). 

vji. Another child, b. (his wife was pregnant when her 

husband, Philip Titus, made his will in 1750). 

• Elizabeth Titus, widow, married October 2, 1738, Ephraim Kellum. 



igzo.] Corrections and Additions to Published Genealogical Works. JQ 

No trace can be found of the second child, Samuel Titus, in the 
Huntington Records after 1763. Charity Titus, died a widow, aged 
89, on November 2, 1794. 

The will of Philip Titus, of Huntington, was written March 17, 
1750; and was probated April 2, 1750. It mentions his wife Charity 
(pregnant) ; sons Richard, a minor, Samuel, and eldest son, Philip; 
daughters Rebecca, Mary and Martha ; and as executor "my truly 
and well beloved brother Abiel Titus." 

The following is an extract from a letter from Mr. Horace Rusco, 
Town Clerk of Huntington: 

"In looking over some of the unpublished records, I find the 
name of Richard and Samuel [Titus] in an estimate of taxes. Rich- 
ard [Titus] about 1771 and continued in 1791 with that of his 
mother Charity [Titus], Samuel [Titus'] name was written about 
1763, but no tax was ever carried to him. I have not discovered 
their names in any other papers ; they seem to have dropped out 
from here." 

"In the old cemetery here is the grave of one of the Abiels 
[Titus] and that of his wife Elizabeth. Abiel died May 3, 1759, in 
his 50th year hence born 1709. This [Abiel,] I think, was Abiel 
the 4th, for only a little way from the grave is a footstone with the 
inscription "Abiel Titus the 4th,'' Elizabeth, his wife, died February 
10, 1750-51, in her 41st year (hence born 1710). In another part 
of the enclosure is the gravestone of Mary, wife of Abiel, who died 
July 25, 1735, aged 52 (hence born 1683). There is also a stone 
of a child of an Abiel [Titus] who died 1760, aged 5 years." 

Now taking the marriage records of AbieP Titus as given in 
the unpublished Titus family record, and applying them as I think 
they should be applied to Abiel^ Titus (Abiel,^ Abiel, ^ Robert^) we 
have in accord with what we have above stated the following as the 
marriage record of Abiel* Titus : 

Abiel* Titus, b. , 1709 (see gravestone record) ; d. May 3, 

1759, "in his 50th year." Married (i) when he was 18 years old on 
June 5, 1727, Mary Smith* (daughter of Samuel Smith, as per 

Abiel* Titus will) who was b. , 1683 (see gravestone record), 

and who d. July 25, 1735, aged 52. He m. (2) March 3, 1736, when 

he was 27 years old, and a widower, to Elizabeth Wood, b. , 

1710 (see gravestone record) ; d. Feb. 10, 1750-1, in her 41st year. 
He m. (3) March 15, 1753, when he was 44 years old, to Joanna (or 
as he described her in his will "Ireny") Satterly ; and by this last 
marriage he had a child who died in 1760, aged 5 years. 

The other marriage of an Abiel Titus, a widower, which is 
recorded as having taken place April i. 1739, to Mary Scudder, a 
widow, was the second marriage of AbieP Titus, the father of 
Abiel* Titus. 

* Editor's note: If this first marriage took place and at the date given, 
thi;n Abiel* Titus was at date of this, his first marriage, 18 years old and his 
first wife, Mary Smith was 42 years old, and her husband's senior by 24 years, 
which seems unlikely unless established by positive evidence. — John R. Totten. 



8o Corrections and Additions to Published Genealogical Works. [Jan. 

The following is an abstract from a Ketcham letter, dated Aug. 
25, 1894: 

"I have this memo, which I found in an old Bible loaned me 
which was once in the Titus family. I fancy although that it may 
have been copied from some other Bible. This memo, does not 
contain a single date, I give it to you as it appears" : 
"This Bible belongs to Abiel Titus 
His grandfather's name was Abiel 
His father's name was Abiel 
His own name was Abiel 
His son's name was Abiel 
Abiel the first 
Abiel the second 
Abiel the third 
Abiel the fourth 
Abiel the fifth." 

Memorandum: Whoever wrote the portion of the above begin- 
ning "Abiel the first," evidently had in mind the 5th Abiel, infant. 
Only four Abiels are described in the text. According to this and 
to the various conjectures, theories and facts hereinbefore set 
forth, the above would represent: 
Abiel first, b. 1640; d. 1736. 

Abiel second, b. 1678; d. . 

Abiel third, b. 1709; d. 1759. 
Abiel fourth, b. 1732; d. 1754. 
Abiel fifth, b. 1755 ; d. 1760, aged 5 years. 

The following chart will aid in making clear how I conceive 
the record to stand to date: 

1st Generation: Robert* Titus, b. 1600; d. before 1679. 
2nd Generation: the first AbieF Titus, b. 1640; removed to 
Long Island in 1654 ; m. probably in 1672, Rebecca Scudder. He d. 
1736. Children: 

i. Mary,' b. March 12, 1673-4. 

ii. Rebecca,' b. Oct. 21, 1676; m. Oct. 21, 1734, John Bennett, 
iii. Abiel,' b. March 15, 1678, see below. 

iv. Henry,' b. March 6, 1681 ; d. without issue, 1725 ; m. Rachel 
Rugsley (or Pugsley). 

V. Timothy,' b. ; m. Dec. 14, 1727, Elizabeth Blatchley; 

he d. prior to 1738, when on Oct. 2 of that year his widow 
m. Ephraim Kellum. 
vi. John,' b. April 2, 1684. 

vii. Philip,'* b. June 26, 171 1 ; d. , 1750; m. Sept. 12, 1736, 

Charity Conklin. 

* Editor's note : I consider it extremely unlikely that Abiel^ Titus who 
is supposed to have had but one wife, Rebecca Scudder, should have had son 
by her born June 26, 171 1 — some 35 years after Abiel^ Titus marriage to 
his wife, which the author of this article places as having taken place 
"probably" in 1672. — John R. Totten. 



1920.] Corrections and Additions to Published Genealogical Works. 8 1 

3rd Generation: the second AbieP Titus, b. March 15, 1678; d. 
?; m. (i) — ?; (2) April i, 1739, Mary Scudder, a widow. 

4th Generation: the third Abiel* Titus, b. , 1709; d. , 

1759; m. (i) June 5, 1727, Mary Smith, who d. July 25, 1735, aged 
52. [Note that this first wife was 24 years older than her husband: 
J. R. Totten, Editor.] He m. (2) March 3, 1736, Elizabeth Wood, 
who d. Feb. 10, 1750-51; he m. (3) March 15, 1753, "Ireny" (per 
will) or Joanna Satterly, as per marriage records. Children by first 
marriage : 

i. Ann,^ b. March 22, 1728. 
ii. Ruth,= b. Jan. 28, 1730. 
iii. Abiel,' b. June 20, 1732; d. — '■ — , prior to 1755, not m. 

iv. Silas, ^ b. , 1734. 

By second marriage : 

V. Mary,^ b. ; bapt. , 1739. 

vi. Timothy,^ b. ; bapt. , 1739. 

vii. Phebe,° b. ; bapt. , 1743. 

viii. Benjamin,^ b. ; bapt. , 1746. 

By third marriage : 

ix. Abiel, 2nd,' b. , 1755 ; d. , 1760, aged 5 years, as 

per record of Town Qerk of Huntington. 

5th Generation: the fourth AbieF Titus, 1st, b. June 30, 1730; 

d. prior to 1755 ; "died young, no children" as per Huntington 

Manuscript; the fourth AbieP Titus, 2nd, b. , 1755; d. , 

1760, aged 5 years. 

The Huntington Town Records, Vol. I, p. 525, gives the fol- 
lowing: 

"Titus Family Record [1688, May i] 

Mary Tittus, ye oldest daughter of Abiel Tittus was borne ye 12 
of March 1673-74. 

Rebecca Tittus, ye second daughter of Abiel Tittus was borne ye 
21 of October 1676. 

Abiel Tittus, ye oldest sonn of Abiel Tittus was borne ye 15 
of March 1678-79. 

Henry Tittus, sonn of Abiel Tittus was borne the 6th of March 
1681-82. 

John Tittus, sonn of Abiel Tittus was borne 9th of April 1684." 

The above record of the Titus family was written in 1688. After 
that year Jonathan Titus (the son of this same Abiel Titus) was b. 
in 1690. See Thompson's History of Long Island, Samuel Willis. 
1760 Wills. There were also b. to this same Abiel Titus a son 

Timothy, b. ? and a son Philip, b. June 26, 171 1 [Editorial 

Note: note that this supposed child Philip was born 37 years after 
Abiel Titus' first child Mary^ Titus who was born March 12. 1673- 
4; and while this is not impossible, yet in as much as Abiel- Titus, 
his father, is recorded as having m. but once, it seems most unlikely 



82 Corrections and Additions to Published Genealogical Works. [Jan. 

that this one wife of AbieP Titus should have borne him children 
over a period of at least 38 years. I am inclined to doubt, in the 
absence of positive proof, that this Philip Titus, b. June 26, 171 1, 
was a son of AbieP Titus by his one recorded wife Rebecca Scudder. 
John R. Totten, Editor]. 

Abstract of the Will of Abiel Titus, dated Jan. 3, 1759: 
Will mentions wife Ireny ; daughters Ruth Gould and Ann 
Ketcham, and Samuel Smith, the grandfather of these two daugh- 
ters ; son Silas, son Abiel ; younger daughters Mary Titus and 
Phebe Titus; son Benjamin: "if either of my three sons should 
happen to die before he comes of age." Executor Jeremiah Wood ; 
Witnesses Joseph Whitman, Jonas Williams, Solomon Ketcham. 
Codicil April 10, 1759; proved May 10, 1759. 

The following is taken from the "Huntington Manuscript" in 
my possession. 

"The record of the Titus family in Huntington, L. I. 
Abiel Titus, the common ancestor, on tax list for 1673 (son of 
Robert Titus). He owned the lot where Thomas Rogers now 
(prior to 1849) I'^es and also three rights in the old purchase; and 
it is probable he purchased another right and gave one to each of 
his sons. He had two daughters and four sons : 
i. Mary, b. 1674. 
ii. Rebecca, b. 1676. 
iii. Abiel, b. 1678. 
iv. Henry, b. 1682. 
V. John, b. 1685. 
vi. Jonathan, b. 1690. 
"19 Sept. 1716 the four sons joined in a deed to Jonathan Lewis 
for a four hundred right in the 'squaw pit purchase'." 

"i February 17 14, the father conveyed the homestead where 
Samuel Scudder now lives with one right in the old purchase to his 
youngest son, Jonathan, who, in 1750, conveyed the lot to John 
Bennett." 

It is supposed that the father conveyed his other homestead to 
his son Abiel, either by deed or will, and that he gave his lands 
out of the village to his other two sons, with each a right in the old 
purchase." 

"AbieP Titus had three sons and three daughters, viz. : 
i. Ann, wife of Stephen Ketcham, d. 1806, aged 78. 
ii. Ruth, wife of William Gould, d. 1803, aged 73. 
iii. Abiel, died young, no children. 
iv. Mary, wife of Ezekiel Conklin. 

V. Benjamin, d. in New York, who had 3 sons and i dau. 
vi. Silas, who moved up country and settled in Albany County, 

N. Y.'" 
This manuscript in another part, read: "Deborah Piatt living." 
She died in 1849. 



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arms and crest, which original ancient seal is also now among the Avery family collection in the Dedham; 
Historical Society. There is positive evidence of the use of this seal officially by a descendant of William^ 
Avery, for it was used as a seal affixed to the signature of William' Avery (William,' Dr. William^ (the immi-n' 
grant), Robert,' William,* Robert'), who was witness to the will of Joseph Dummer of Dorchester in 1721; it 
was also used as affixed to the signature of this same William* Avery in a deed from James Whiting to him 
dated July 10, 1724; and a cut of the seal as used on the Dumner will may be seen in the Heraldic Journal 
Vol. H (1865), p. 184. 

The arms above described are identical with the English Avery Arms of Huwish, Co. Somerset, and 
Enfield, Co. Middlesex, England, as described by Burke (1844), with the slight heraldic "difference" of a 
"fesse" being displayed in the English Arms and a. chevron displayed by the Dedham, Mass., branch of the! 
family in America. 

The arms on seal and painting were brought over to this country in 1650 by the immigrant ancestor, het 
being then an Englishman and entitled to bear them as a member of an armigerous family, these arms were 
in constant possession and use of this immigrant ancestor's descendants from 1650 up to the present time. 
Up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence they were used under the direct sanction of thet 
English laws of heraldry. War with Great Britain and our subsequent severance of allegiance to that country 
and final establishment of national independence did in no way nullify the laws governing private property 
nor vitiate in any way the private rights of individuals or families, — therefore the right and propriety of the 
Dedham branch of the Avery family to bear this particular armorial blazon is as good to-day as^it was when 
they first used it in America notwithstanding our national separation from Great Britain. 

1. Robert' Avery, .b at ; d (previous to Oct. 14, 1575) (his will was dated July 27, 1575, 

and was proved Oct. 14, 1575), at Pill (now Pylle), Co. Somerset, Eng., probably; m , 

at to ? (she is not mentioned in her husband's will and we have at the present no 

clue to her baptismal name or parentage), b , at ; d (predeceased her hus- 
band, as she is not mentioned in his will), at 

Res. Pill (now Pylle). Co. Somerset, Eng.; he was a yeoman. He made his will on the above mentioned date and it was pro- 
bated as above stated; this will is on file in Doctors Commons, and in it the testator mentions, '"my sons William, 
Richard and Thomas;" "my sister Prudence Champion " (wife of John Champion), "my grandson Robert Avery, 
Sonne of my sonne William Avery," "my nephew Jacob .\very," "my brother William .'\very's Sonne;" and fie 
makes "my sonne Richard Avery my sole Executor" and "my brothers William Avery of Congresbune and John 
Champion (meaning his brother-in-law) his overseers." 

Children, 3 (Avery) sons, viz:— (i) William= (see below). (2) Richard.^ (3) Thonias.= 

2. William' Avery, b (at least 21 years previous to the date of his father's will, July 27, 1575, as in 

that will he was left his legacy of ^5 outright, there bemg no question of his minority on that; 

date), at (Pilli Co. Somerset, Eng., probably); d (he was living July 27, 1575, as hef 

is left a legacy of £5 in his father's will of that date), at ; m (he was m. and hadj 

a son Robert, which son Robert was the grandson Ilobert' Avery mentioned in the will of hisi 

grandfather, Robert' Avery), at , to ? (whose baptismal name and maiden surname 

are as yet undetermined), b at ; d , at 

Res. It is as yet not known where William- Avery lived; he left his father's home at Pill. Co. Somerset, Eng.. having married 
contrary to his father's wishes; but his father was reconciled to him before death leaving him a legacy of "£S. Diy 
bowe and arrows and my wynter gowne furred with fox, in token of my forgiveness." 

Children, i (at least) — (.\ very) son, viz: — Robert^ (see below). 

3. Robert' Avery, b (he was living July 27, 1575, as on that date his grandfather Robert' Avery ofr 

Pill, made his will and left him a legacy thereby), at ; d (his will was dated March 30,) 

1642, and was proved June 15, 1644), at (Wokingham, Berkshire, Eng., probably, thel 

place of his residence); m at to Joanne ? (whose maiden surname and ' 

parentage are as yet not determined), b at ; d (she was living at date of her 

husband's will, March 30, 1642), at 

Res. Robert^ .\very lived at Wokingham, Berkshire, Eng.: he was a blacksmith, a most honored occupation in those days 
when those of the craft were also armor makers and gunsmiths. His will is filed in the Diocese of Doctors Commons, 
and was dated and proved as above stated; in this will he mentions his "now wife Joanne,' his eldest son William 
and his youngest son Robert and his daughter Frances Avery. 

Children, 3 (Avery) , 2 sons and i dau., viz:— (i) William^ (see below) . (2) Robert.^ (3) Frances.^ 

4. William^ Avery (the immigrant ancestor), b , 1622 (see age at and date of death), at Wokingham, 

Berkshire, Eng., probably; d. March 18, 1686-7, aged about 65 years, at Boston, Mass., and was 

buried there in King's Chapel Burying Ground, gravestone; m. (I) , at , England, to 

Margaret ? (whose maiden surname and parentage are as yet not determined), b , 

at ; d. 28 7"°°, 1678, at i:)edham, Mass.; he m. (2) at to Mrs. Mary (Wood- 

mansey) Tapping (dau. of Mr. Robert Woodmansey (probably) and widow of John Tapping of 1 
Boston, whom she m. at Boston, 20 6'"'', 1654, and who d. Sept. 14, 1678, at Boston, and was buried I 




Avery 



V 



HERALDIC DESCRIPTION 
Arms: Gules, a chevron between three bezants, or. 



AVERY— Continued. 

in King's Chapel Graveyard, gravestone), b. . 1629 about (see age at and date of death), 

at . . . . ; d. May 21, 1707, aged 78, at Boston, Mass., and was buried in king s Chapel Burying 
Ground, gravestone. 
Kes. Parish 0. Barkha-v, Berksl^e E^.^ame over^ to Uns ^^y^and^e.tl.d - D^^-^al^^t^. t!^;?^!^; ^e'^^a 

nv.V° On. Sf t^e wi nesses 0° hTs IviU was James Woodmansey-which may suggest a clue as to the parentage of 
Mary-(Wood?Ba.sey Tapp?n.u\es^^^^^^^^ =>" •='1""'^1 '"^^ ="><' ^'"^ •""^" '''' 

gilt ?o imp?oie couditions in Dedham, the town ol his first settlement in this country. ,,^,, 

Children, (..ve.,,. sons ad. I^daus. he firs, t.^^^^^ 

B?rU?,tE^;J ' (3 Rober'^'iap"^^^^^^ .64,^. at Barkham, Eng. (see below). (4) Jonathan,^ b. May .6, 1653. (5) 
Rachel.^b. Sept. m' 1657. (6) Hannah,^ b. Sept. 27. 1660. (7) Ebenezer.s b. Nov. 24, 1663. 

EQsizn Robert^ Avery, b 1649, probably: bapt. Dec. 7, 1649. at Barkham Berkshire, Eng.; d. 

EQSlgn KODert A 1722. in his 73rd year, at Dedham, Mass.. and was buned there in First Parish 
Burying Ground, gravestone; m. 3, 2-, .677. according to Dedham Records, at Dedham Mass to 

Elizablth Lane (dau. of Job and Sarah ( ) Lane, of Maiden, Mass., in 1656, and Rehoboth, 

Mass in 1604) b 1655 (see age at and date of death), at ; d. Oct 21, 1746. m the 

gist^arof'her age, at Dedham. Mass., and was buried there in First Parish Burying Ground, 
gravestone. ^,. . ^ _. .,, 

Jan.' 20. 1694-5. (6) Abigail," b. May 8, 1699. 
Rev John' Avery, b. 4 12-, 1685-6. at Dedham, bapt. April 27, 1686, at Dorchester, Mass., by the Rev. 
■ Mr Danforth; d Apr 1 23, 1754. at Truro, Mass., and was there buried, gravestone; m. (i) Nov. 23, 

moTthebrde's 24th birthday), at to Ruth Little* (dau. of Ephraim and Mary (Sturdevant) 

Liule of Marshfield, Mass.; grand-daughter of Thomas and Ann (Warren*) Lutle and great-gr^nd- 
daughter of Richard' Warren,* the yl/av^^«/^r passenger in 1620), b. Nov. 23, 1686, at Plymouth 
Mass • admitted to full communion in church at Truro, March 23, 1712: d. Oct. 1, 1732, aged 46, at 

Truro' Mass Hem (2) July 3, 1733, at to Ruth Knowles(dau.of Samuel and Mercy or Mary 

Jreeman) KnoX of Lsthkm, M and grand-daughter of Hon. John and Mercy (Prence* 

Freeman of Eastham, Mass., and great-grand-daughter of Gov. Thomas and Patience (Brewster*) 
Prence, and great-great-grand-daughter of Elder William Brewster* the ^/«jy?^;Ji^r passenger in 
1620), b. Nov. .., 1694, a? Eastham, Mass.; she was admitted to the church at Truro, March 24. 

1734 d. Nov. I, 1745. in the 51st year of her age, at (Truro^ Mass., Probably). He m (3) 

une 24 1748, at Boston, Mass., by the Rev. Mather Byles, to Mrs. Mary Rotch (widow of William 
Rotch, late of Boston and later of Provincetown, Mass. Her maiden surname and parentage are 
not as yet determined), b at ; d at 

T uro'-umll h?s dlath'Aprir2" 1754. a/period of ior.v-fuur years; he »-= « .Physj^.a" as well as a spmtua^ gu.de^ 

the treatment of bodily ills he was held m an esteem equal to that accorded h>ni as a keeper ol souls. Mis lomostoiic 

pastorate he admitted 367 members into Ins fold. ,,,u ,Ka„„,. 

,72,- blp!'May7. .72. d Mayg, 7723./ (7) 'job," 2nd, b Jan. .4, '7"-3U'^P;;o^ Aan^' b"'?uly 6 'n", bapt' July l'. 
1724-5; bapt. Jan. 24, 1724-5. (9) Abigail.' b. June i, 1727; bapt. June 4. 1727- do) Anna,' b. July 0. 1729, oapi. juiy ij. 
1729. 
7 Rev. Ephraim' Avery, b. April 22, 1713. at Truro, Mass., and was bapt. there April 26, 171 5 ;d^ ^^'u °; 
1754. at Brooklyn. Conn.; m. Sept. 21, 1738, at Pomfret, Conn to Deborah Lothrop, as her 
first husband (dau. of Samuel and Deborah (Crow) Lothrop), b. Jan. 9. '.7i6-l7, ^'.- ••••;• d- 
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 1777. at Highlands (Fishkill). N. Y., and was buried there in the family vault of 

Col. Beverly Robinson. She m. (2) Nov. 21. 1755. at , to John Qardlner the 5th proprietor 

of Gardiner's Island. N. Y., as his second wife (son of David and Rachel (Schelhnger) (Gardiner, of 
Gardiner's Island, of which he was the 4th proprietor), b. June 9. 17I4. at Gardiner s Island, N.Y 
d. May 19, 1764, at Gardiner's Island and was there buried, gravestone. She m (3) June 3 1767. 
at Pomfret, Conn., to Col. (afterwards General) Israel Putnam, as his second wife (son of Joseph 
and Elizabeth (Porter) Putnam, of Salem, Mass.), b. June 7. 1718, at Salem, Mass.; d May 29, 
1790, at Putnam, Conn., and was buried in Old Burying Ground, Brooklyn, Conn., tombstone. 

-■ -^fi!^?-?i^;^^^2-;f ^ He^^^n- - S^q;c-v""^' SSIBSHS^ 

''YolnhT^'^nfr Zs ?L''r.h'";"'prfe;'or of Gardiner's Island; he was m (■) on May 26 ,737. '» Eli-b^th Mulford 
(dau of Matthew and Elizabeth (Chatfield) Mulford of East Hampton. L. I., N. Y.)..b. .^ug. 22, 1714, d. Oct. 21 1754. 
and by whom he had t (Gardiner) children, a full record of whom may be seen in L.on Gardmer and H,s De- 
scendants, pp. ii6-8. 
Note: • Descendants eligible to membership in Society of Mayflower Descendants. 



b 6 Registration of Pedigrees. 

k.\Y.V.\— Continued. 

Geaeral Israel Putnam was the celebrated Revolutionary soldier. He removed from Salem, Mass., in 1735, an 
settled in Pomfret. Conn. He m. (() Jan. 30, 1739. at Salem, Mass., to Hannah Pope, dau. of Joseph and Mehitabl 
(Putnam) Pope, of Salem. Mass.), who was bapt. Sept. 3. 1721, at Salem, Mass , and d. .\pril 6, 1765, at Putnam. Conn 
and by her he had 10 (Putnam) children, 4 sons and 6 daus., a full record of whom may be found in the records of th 
Putnam family. General Putnam had no children by his second wife Deborah (Lothrop)-Avery-Gardiner. 
Children, g (.\very), 6 sons and 3 daus., all b. at Brooklyn, Conn., viz:— (i) John." b. July 14. 1739. (2) Ephraim,* b. April r 
i74> (see below). (3) Samuel,' b. April 13, 1741 (twin), who d. young. (4) Samuel,^ b. Nov. 7, 1742. (5) Elisha,' I 
Dec. 3, 1744. (0) Elizabeth,* b. Dec. 5. 1746. (7) Septimus. s b. July 21, 174Q; d. Oct. 10, 171,4. (8) Deborah.s b. July 1 
175'. (9) Ruth," b. Jan. 13, 1754- Deborah (Lnthrop) Avery, by her second husband, John Gardiner, had 2 (Gardinei 
children, 1 son and 1 dau.. viz:-(i) Hannah, b. Dec. 31, 1757. who m. Samuel Williams of Brooklyn, Conn., and c 
without issue. (2) Septimus, b. Dec. 28, 1759, who accompanied his step-father. General Putnam, to army headquartei 
and d. unm. June i, 1777. 

8. Rev. Ephralm* Avery, b, .Mrnday, April 13, 1741, at Brooklyn, Conn., and was bapt. by his fathei 

April 19, 1 741; d. Nov. 5, 1776, at Rye, N. Y.; m at to Hannah Piatt (dau. of Hon 

Joseph Piatt (Yale College, 1733), of Norwalk, Conn., by his wife Hannah Whitman), b 

1737 (see age at and date of death), at .NIorwalk, Conn, (probably); d. May 13, 1776, in her 391! 
year, at Rye, N. Y. 

Res. Rev. Ephraim' Avery graduated at Yale College in 1761; he soon thereafter went to New Jersey where he taught school al I 
Second River, 3 miles north of Newark, N. J., the school being conducted under the auspices of the Society for th I I 
Propanatiou of th.: Gjspel. While there he studied theolosjv and subsequently went to England and was there 01 
dained as both Deacon and Priest of theChurch of England by Dr. Hinchmin, Bishop of London. On June 29, 176'- 
he received a commission from the S P. G. as missionary at Rye, N. .Y, and he thereupon returned to this couotr', 
landing in Boston, July 30, 1765. anil was regularly presented bv the Vestry at Rye to Gov. Cadwalader Golden to 
institution, Aug. 2, 1765. and was m ,de Rect ir of Grace P. E. Church. Rye, N. Y., Sept. 9. 1765. In 1767 he receiver 
the degree of Master of Arts from King's College. New York City. He was a loyalist and on account of his political 
faith was much in disfavor with his neighbors in Rve. and was subjected to persecution there and to destruction of hi 
private property. In 1776 he suffered a stroke ol paralysis, supposedly brought about by his political troubles, whicli 
infliction was intensified by the loss "f his wife, and is supposed to have unbalanced his mind and led to his death b 
murder at the hands of one of his political enemies. 

Children, 6 (Averv), 3 sons and 3 daus., viz: -(1) Hannah," b. April 16, 1763. (2) Elizabeth Draper,' b. Aug. zq, 1765. (3) John 
William,' b. May 24, 1767 (see below). (4) Elisha Lothrop," b. Nov. 27, 1768. (5) Joseph Piatt,' b. March 24, 1771. (6 
Deborah Putnam,' b. June I, 1773. 

9 John William' Avery, b. May 24, 1767, at Rye, N. Y.; d 1799, aged 32 years, at New York Cityi 

m. Nov, 16, 1793, at .New York City, N. Y., to Sarah Falrchild (dau. of John Curtiss Fairchild, 
Stratford, Conn. (b. Feb. . ., 1745-6; d. Feb. 22, 1825, aged 79; m. Nov. 6, 1768) and his wife Rutfi 

(Burcht) (b 1748; d.Oct. 28, 1804, aged 56), b. Feb. 28, 1773, at Stratford, Conn.; d. May 6 

1837, at New York City, aged 64 years, 2 mos. and 6 days, and was buried in the Episcopa 
Burying Ground, .Stratford, Conn., gravestone. 
Res. John William' Avery lived at Stiatford, Conn., according to family tradition, he is said to have been a clergyman, but thi: 
tradition is not supported by any direct evidence; from the fact that he died in New York City it is possible that b 
may have removed there from Stratlord. Conn, 
Children, 4 (Avery). 3 sons and i dau.. viz:— (i) John William." b. Sept. 24, 1794; d. early in life, lost at sea on the JeannettK 
(2) Elisha Lothrop.i" b. Feb. 27, 1795: d. Aug. 3. 1878; who m. (i) Jane Gunning; m. (2) Sarah Coit. (3) Samuel Put 
nam 1" b. Jan, 1, 1797; d. July 24, 1832; who m. Hannah Parke (see below). (4) Sarah Elizabeth'" (Betsey), b. Nov. 3 
1798? d .' who m. Ebenezer R. Dupiguac. 

10. Samuel Putnam'" Avery, b. Jan. 1, 1797, at New York City, N. Y.; d. July 24, 1832, at New York City 

m. Jan. I, 1821, at New York City, to Hannah Anne Parke, as her first husband (dau, of Capt 
ISenjamin Parke (b. Sept. 16, 1766; d. Aug. 5, 1807, aged 41, buried in Trinity Churchyard, Nev 
York City, gravestone) and his wife Susanna Maria Keens (b, Dec. 2, 1776, at New York City; d 
Feb. 17, 1S07, at New York City), b. April (or ^.\l•^.) 24, 1804 (or 1805), at New York City; d. Junt 
26, 1888, at Jersey City, N.J. She m. (2) Sept. 26, 1835, at New York City, to John Nicholas Coyne 

b. Dec. 22, 181 1;, at Ireland; d. Mav 31, 1854, at New York Citv, N. Y. She m. (3) 

1858, at Jersey City, N. J., to John Owen Rouse, of Jersey City, N, J., b. Aug. 14, 1818, at Londoa 
Eng.; d. Nov. 14, 1896, at Jersey City, N. J. 

Res Samuel Putnam"' Avery after learning the shoe trade, opened a shoe store on Catharine Street, New York City. Hil 
alterwards became the proprietor of a hotel called the •' East River Mansion House," in which hotel he died of choleni 
in 1832. aged 35 years. His wife was an Episcopalian until her marriage to her 3rd husband, when she became ;? 
Methodist. 

Children, 6 (Avery), 3 sons and 3 daus., viz:— (1) Samuel Putnam," b. March 17. 1822 (see below). (2) Hannah Stanton," b 
Oct, 12, 1824. who m. Charles Russell Cornell. (3) Susan Jane." b, Dec, 11, 1826, who m. Stephen Avery. (4) Benjamii 
Parke," b, Nov, 11. 1S28. who m, Mary A. Fuller. (5) Mary Rebecca Halsey:" b, Aug. 10, 1830, whom. Rev. T, DeWit 
Talmadge, D,D. (6) Charles Russell Cornell," b. Oct. .., 1832; d. Aug, 5, 18,33. 

11. Samuel Putnam" Avery, b. March 17, 1822, at New York City; d. Aug. 11, 1904, at New York City; m 

Nov. 24, 1844, at New York City, to Mary Ann Ogden (dau. of Henry Aaron and Katharine 
(Conklin) Ogden, of New York City), b. Dec. I, 1825, at New York City; d. April 29, 191I, a 
Hartford, Conn. 
Res, Brooklyn, N, Y,, and New York City, where his residence at the time of his death was at No. 4 East 38th Street. Hi 
began his career as a mere boy as an engraver in a bank note engraving company and soon became an expert wooc 
engraver. His natural love of art and his mastery of the technique of wood engraving soon permitted him to establist 
himself as an independent engraver, doing work for Harpers, Putnam, Appleton and other well known publishers 
that period. He occasionally edited and illustrated compilations of his own selection. He thus in pursuance with hi; 
natural talent became intimate with artists and amateurs of art and became the friendly agent by means of whoir 
these artists and amateur collectors were brought together in close relationship.^ During this time he had formed J 
collection of cabinet pictures at his then home in Brooklyn, which were freely exhibited. In 1865 he removed hi: 
engraving rooms to Broadway and Fourth Street, New York City, and there continued his business of engraving anc 
publishing and extended this business to the purchase and selling of pictures. In 1867 in recognition ol his experl 
knowledge, be was appointed the Commissioner-in-charge of the American ,\rt Department of the Paris Universa 
Exhibition, where in his double capacity of artist and official representative of the United States, he extended hi! 
acquaintance with the artists of all countries, and studied and perfected himself as an expert and critic of the methods 
and merits of all the then existing schools of art. While in Paris he made extensive purchases of pictures and othe: 
objects of art lor his own personal business and also for other American private collectors who were his clients. It 
1868 he opened his place of business at 88 Filth .Avenue, 'where for 20 years he was an art dealer, constantly improvio( 
the class of the art objects which passed through his hands and distributing to his clients all over this country the bes 
examples of domestic and foreign production. During this period he made frequent exhibitions of paintings, watei 

t Orcutt's History of Stratford and Bridgeport, vol. ii, p, 1200, states that John Curtiss Fairchild's wife was Elizabeth Burch; 
Hit the graveyard record (see Orcutt, vol, i, p, 339), shows that his wife's baptismal name was Ruth; so if her maiden surname was 
Burch, then her full maiden name was Ruth Burcb instead of Elizabeth Burch. 




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KM'E.Vi.X— Continued. 

color drawings, etchings, engravings, and porcelains, bronzes, etc., etc.— thereby doing much to elevate public taste 
and increase general knowledge in regard to art in general. In addition to the management oi his own gallery, on ac- 
count of his e.xpert knowledge, judgment and business connection with artists and art centers abroad, be was called 
upon toassist in the (ormationof private collections by the most noted collectors of the day. In fact he was the pioneer 
and leading expert and e.\ponent of art in New York City of his time. He was one of the founders of the Metropolitan 
Museum of .\rt, and for thirty-four years served continuously as a Trustee of that notable institution. He was a member 
of the Executive Committee of the Civil Service Reform .Association of New York City for nine years. On March 17.1897. 
he was the recipient of a gilt from seventy-five of his friends and admirers, of a gold medal struck off in commemor- 
ation of his seventy-filth birthday. He served as President and Vice-President of the Grolier Club of New York City 
and was for many years a member of its Council. He w.is a Veteran of the 23rd Regiment of the National Guard of 
the State of New York. He was a member of the original committee having charge of the erection of the Bartholdi 
Statue of Liberty on Bedloe's Island, New York Harbor. In iScjb be had conferred upon him the honorary degree of 
Master of .Arts of Columbia University, He was a Life Member and Trustee of the New York Genealogical and Bio- 
graphical Society; a member of the New York Society of the Colonial Wars and a gentleman of the Council of that 
Society; a member of the New York Society of Sons ol the Revolution; a member of the Century and Union League 
Clubs of New York City and a member of tne New York Historical Society, New York Geographical, the Free Library 
and Archaeological and many other societies, besides being connected with various charitable institutions. He was 
a liberal benefactor of the Library of the Cofumbia University of New Yoik City. 
Children, 6 (Avery), 2 sons and 4 daus.. viz:— (1) Mary Henrietta," b. Oct. 4, 1845. (2) Samuel Putnam.i^ b. Oct. 7, 1847 (see 
below). (3) Fannie Falconer, '2 b. Nov. 3. 1849; d. July 22, ii)i8; who m. Rev. Manfred P. Welcher. (4) Henry Ogden >■ 
b. Jan. 31, 1852; d. April 30, 1890. unm. (5) Emma Parke,'- b. Aug. 29, 1853; d. Aug. 31, 1857. (6) Ellen Walters," b. 
Jan. 1, 1861, who d. March 25, 1893. 

12. Samuel Putnam" Avery, b. Oct. 7, 1847, at Brooklyn, N. Y.; living 1919, at No. 61 Woodland Street, 
Hartford, Conn, He is not married. 
Res. Samuel Putnam'^ .Avery lived until some years after his father's death at No. 4 East 38th Street, New York City; he then 
removed to Hartford, Conn., where he has a permanent residence at No. 61 Woodland Street, with a summer residence 
on Lake Chauiplain. He succeeded his father in business and conducted the same for 16 years and then retired to 
private life and took up his home in Hartford. He is a gentleman of large mind, artistic culture and is public spirited 
and philanthropic by natural instinct. He is a Trustee and Vice-President of the VVadsworth Athenaeum and Mor- 
gan .VIeuiorial Museum at Hartford, Conn.; a member and Vice-President of the Society for the Preservation of New 
England .Antiquities, Boston, Mass.; Trustee and member of the Board of Governors of the Institute of .Arts and 
Sciences. Brooklyn. N. Y.; Trustee and member of the Board of Finance of the Lincoln Memorial University. Harro- 
gate, Tenn.: Honorary Vice-President oi the National Arts Club of New York City; Trustee oi the Watkinson Library, 
Hartford. Conn.; Member of the Connecticut Society of Mayflower Descendants and on the Board of .Assistants, 
HartIord,Conn.; member of the New York Society ol Colonial Wars; member of the New York Society. Sons of the 
Revolution; member of the St. Nichofas Society of New York City; member and on the Committee on Publications of the 
American Numismatic Society of New York City; Life Member, Vice President and on Print Committee of the New 
York Genealogical and Biographical Society of .\ew York Citv, and the establisher by endowment of the Samuel 
Putnam .Avery Art Fund of thatSDciety; and a Fellow in Perpetuity of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. 
He IS a member of the Board of Directors of the Colonial National Bank. Hartford, Conn.; and also Director of the 
Society for Savings at Hartford, Conn. He is also a member of the New England Society, National Sculpture 
Society, Iconophile Society, Municipal Art Society, .American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society, National 
Society of Mural Painters, National Association of .Audubon Societies, Archaeological Institute of America, New York 
Academy of Science, Civil Service Reform Association, .American Civic .Alliance, Art League of America, Institute of 
Arts and Science, American Numismatic Society, American Museum of National History, New York Historical Society, 
National Academy of Design. Honorary Member .Artists' Fund Society, Geographical Society, New York Zoological 
Society, National Indian Association, Museum of French .Art, Lake Champlain Association, American Institute of 
Graphic Arts, Naval History Society, N. Y. City; Bibliophile Society. Museum of Fine Arts, New England Historic- 
Genealogical Society, Boston, Mass.; American Academy of Political and Social Science, University of Pennsylvania, 
Dept. of Archaeology, National Municipal League, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Pennsylvania Museum and 
School of Industrial Art; Philadelphia, Pa.; American Federation of Arts, National Genealogical Society, Washington, 
D C ; Institute of Fine Arts, Chicago, III.; Maria Mitchell Association, Nantucket, Mass.; Municipal Art Society, 
Board of Trade, Archaeological Society, Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford Conn.; Westerly, K. I., Historical 
Society; Dedliam, Mass., Historical Society. He is also a member of the following clubs;— Union League. Grolier, 
City History, Member and Honorary Vice-President. National Arts Club, N. Y. City; Lake Champlain Yacht, Bur- 
lington, Vt., and Pilgrim Society, Plymouth, Mass. Trustee of the Hartford Theological Seminary Foundation. 

Authorities: 

Genealogical Record of the Dedham, Mass., Branch of the Avery Family in America, pp. 14-34, 78-80, 82, 107-141, 160- 

167, 172-181. 
Burke's Armory (edition 1844). 

Yale Biographies, by Dexter, vol. 1745-1763, PP. 6855. 
Heraldic Journal, vol, ii (1865), p. 184. 
Crozier's Armory of American Families (1904), p. 12. 
Lothrop Family Memoir, pp. 58. 76. 

Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of New England, vol. i, p. 83; vol. iii, pp. 52, 92. 
Kings Chapel, Boston, Graveyard Inscriptions, pp. 29. 35. 

Boston, Records Comuiissioners' Reports, No. 9. B. M U.. Boston, 1630-1699, p. 48; vol. 28, p. 236. 
Dedham. Mass., Records, vol. i, pp. 6-7, 10, 16-19, 22. 26, 29; vol. ii, p. 275. 
Selleck's Norwalk. pp 140. 142, 216-17, 337. 

Mackenzie's Colonial Families of America, vol. vi, pp. 30-34, inc. 
Some Account of the P,irke Family, Westerly, R. I., Hist. Society, 1917, pp. 22-3. 
Freeman's History of Cape Cad, vol. li. pp. 393. .558. 

Orcutt's History ot Stratford and Bridgeport, conn., vol. i, p. 339; vol. ii, pp. IJ99-I2O0. 
Davis' Landmarks of Plymouth, p. 173 (genealogies). 
Freeman Genealogy, p. 28. 

Mayflower Descendants, vol.6, pp. 204-5; vol. 9, pp. 55-57, 75-76. 177, 2441 vol- ". P- '5'- 
Lion Gardiner and His Descendants, pp. 107, llb-118. 

Israel Pitfnam. by Livingston, pp. 1-8, 411-414. ■ 

Pope Fimily. by C. H. Pope, pp. 301,2 
Vital Records of Salem, Mass., vol. i, p. 212. 
Valentine's Manual, for year 1793. 



114. PARK SAMUEL PUTNAM AVERY 

Richard' Park, b , 1602, at Eng.; d 1665 (will dated July 12, 1665; inventory taken 

Aug. Ig, 1663), at Cambridge Village (now Newton), Mass.; m. (i) , at , to 

(whose baptismal name, maiden surname and parentage are not as yet determined), b 

at ; d. , at ; he m. (2) after Sept. i, 1656,31 to Sarah (Collier) Brewster 

(dau. of William and ( ) Collier, of Duxbury, Mass., and widow of Love' Brewster 

(Elder William'), whom she m. May 15 (Old Style) or 25 (New Style), 1634, at Plymouth, Mass., 
and who (Love Brewster), d. Jan. (or Feb.) . ., 1651 (his will being dated Oct. 6 (Old Style), 1650, 



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at Duxbury, Mass.), b ,1615, about (see age at and date of death), at ; d. April 26, 

i6qi. at Plvmouth. Mass.. in her 76th vear. 




-iidruv is aibo iioi nieiiiionea on ine usi oi pa3sen;,'ers or ine uejence ana ii is possiD 

__.ne, that she was Richardi Park's child by his second wile Sarah (Collier) Brewster-P 

Children, 4 (Park), i son and 3 daus., first 3 surelv by first wile, the lourth possibly by second wile, viz:— (i) Thomas-(see below). 

(2) Isabel, 2 said to have been 7 years old in 1635; she d. March 31, 1665; she ra 1648, about, to Francis Whitte- 

more as his first wile; whose second wile was Margaret Harty. (3) Elizabeth, 2 who is said to have been 4 years old in 
1635, said to have been second wile of Edward VVinship ol Cambridge. (4), possibly by 2nd wile, Sarah, 2 who d. in r699, 

2. Thomas* Park, b 1628 (ori629), at Eng.; d. Aug. 11, 1689 (or 1690), at Cambridge, Mass.; 

m. Dec. I, 1653, at Watertown, Mass., to Abigail Dix (dau. of Edward and Sarah (Wilkinson) 
Dix, of Watertown), b. May 2, 1637, at Watertown, Mass.; d. Feb. 3, 1691, at Cambridge, Mass. 

Res. Thomas^ Park probably came over to this country with his father on the Defence, although his name is not included on 
the list of passengers of that ship. He was a fanner and inherited some 600 acres of land lr,jni his father in Cambridge 
Village (Newton). On April 12, 1665, he was chosen Constable ol Cambridge Village, He was admitted freeman of 
Cambridge, May 31, 1671. His estate was divided amongst his heirs in 1693-4, which estate consisted of 722 acres of 
land and part of a corn mill on Smelt Brook, which mill was erected by Lieut. John Spring. 

Children, 9 (Park), 5 sons and 4 daus., viz:-(i) Thomas.^ b. Nov. 2. 1654; d. Aug. 28. 1681, aged 27, presumably not m. (2) John," 
b. Sept. 5. 1656 (see below). (3) Abisail/i b. March 3, 1658; who m. John Fiske of Watertown, Dec. 9. 1679. (4) Edward,' 
b. Aprils, 1661; who m. Martha Fiske, March 13. 1694-5. (5) Kichard,' b. Dec. 21. 1663; d. June 19. 1725; who m. (i) 
Sarah Cutler; m. (2) Elizabeth Billings. (6) Sarah. 3 b. March 21. 1666; who m. John Knnpp. 2nd. (7) Rebecca,^ b. Feb. 

(or April) 13, 1668; who m. John Sanger. (8) Jonathan. ^ b. .■\ug 27, 1670; who m. (i).^nna Spring; m, (2) Abigail f; 

m. (3) April 27, 1715, at Watertown, to Hannah Kendall. (9) Elizabeth, ^ b. July 29, 1679; who m. John Holland. 

3. John' Parit, b. Sept. 6, 1656, at Cambridge Village (Newton), Mass.; d. March 21, 1717-18, at Cam- 

bridge, Mass. ; m. ( i ) at to ? (whose baptismal name, maiden surname and 

parentage are not as yet determined), b at ; d (previous to April 5, 1694, 

the date of John^ Park's marriage to his second wife), at ; he m. (2) April 5, 1794, at Water- 
town, Mass,, to Elizabeth Miller (whose parentage is as yet not determined), b , at ; 

d (she survived her husband as she is mentioned in the distribution of his estate taken 

May 18, 1720), at 

Res. Cambridge. Mass. He was a distinguished soldier in King Philip's War. serving under Capt. Beers, and was severely 
wounded at the battle olNorthfield. where Capt. Beers was killed in Sept.. 1675; he was wounded " in the elbow joint 
and tire bone broken." lor which be was granted a pension. His eldest son John* Park was appointed administrator 
ol his estate. Mav 12. 1719; inventory ol his estate was taken April 9, 1718. and distribution of estate was made May 18, 
1720, in which distribution there were mentioned his wile Elizabeth and his children, John' (eldest son), Sulomon,* 
Elizabeth' (in her 20th year), Abigail' (in her 19th year), Joseph' (in his i6th year), Mary' (in her 13th year). A 
Deliverance' was not mentioned in the distribution. 

Children, 10 (Park), s sons and 5 daus.; by first m. 3. 2 sons and i dau., viz:— (i) George, * bapt Watertown, Oct. 24, 1686: prob- 
ably d. young. (2) Anna.' bapt. Watertown, May 17. 1691; probably d. young. (3) John, ist,' b. 1691; d. young. 

By his second m. 7, 3 sons and 4 daus., viz:— (4) Elizabeth, 1st,' b. Feb. 24, 1695; ti. young. (5) John, 2nd,' b. Dec. 20, 

1696; d. May 21. 1747; who m. (1) Esther ? m. (2) ."Vbigail Lawrence. (6) Solomon.' b. Oct. 16. 1699, d. Jan. 3, 1754; 

who m. Lydia Lawrence. (7) Elizabeth, 2nd,' b. Feb. 27. 1701; who m. Joseph Morse of Newton. (8) Abigail.' b. 
April 20, 1702; who m. Nathaniel Whittemore. (9) Joseph,' b. March 12, 1705 (see below). (10) Mary,' b. March 17, 
1708; who m. Isaac Sanger. 

4. Rev. Joseph' Park, b. March 12, 1705, at Newtown, Mass.; d. March i, 1777, at Westerly, R. I., and 

was there buried, gravestone; m. June 15, 1732, at Newton, Mass., to Abigail Greene (whose 

parentage has not yet been determined), b (after Oct. 19, 1704, see date of her death and 

her age at death), at ; d. Oct. 19, 1772, in her 68th year, at Westerly, R. I., and was buried 

there, gravestone. 

Res. Rev. Joseph' Park graduated B. A., Harvard College in 1720, and received the degree of M. A. there in 1724. He studied 
for the ministry, and was ordained in 1730. and removed to Westerly, R. 1., in 1733. to establish a congregational 
church there. He remained as pastor at Westerly until 1751 when on account of dissension in his congregation he 
accepted a call to Southold, Long Island, N. Y. The Westerly Church was reorganized by the separation ol the 
adherants of Mr. Park from othersof the body and Mr. Park returned to Westerly in 1756 and was formally reinstalled 
as the pastor there May 23. 17S9, and remained so until his death. Both he and his wife were buried in a graveyard 
just out of Westerly on the road to Charlestown, and their graves are thus inscribed;—" In Memory of the Rev. Joseph 
Park, who d. March i. 1777, in the 72nd year of his aga and the 45th of his ministry. He was a faithful minister of the 
Gospel, a great patriot, a kind husband, a tender parent, a great friend to the widow and orphan and fatherless and 
was an excellent neighbor." "In memory of .Abigail the wife of Kev. Joseph Park, who died October 19, 1772, in the 
68th year of her age. A faithful wile, a tender mother, a kind neighbor, a compassionate and steadfast friend and an 
e.icellent christian." 

Children, 9 (Park), 7 sons and 2 daus., viz:— (i) Jonathan Greene.^ b. Oct. 3a, 1733, at Newton. Mass. (2) Benjamin, ^ b. Nov. i, 
173^, at Westerly, R. I. (see below). (3) Joseph,' b. Nov. 1, 1735 (or 1736), at Westerly, R, I.; he was at the reduction 

of Crown Point in 1756 and at the defense of Fort William Henry in 1758. (4) Thomas,* b- 1738. at Westerly; 

he was at the reduction of Crown Point in 1756 and at the defense of Fort William Henry in 1758 and at the 

siege of Louisburg. (s) .'\nn,' b 1739; who m. Peleg Pendleton of Stonington, Conn., on Sept. 7, 1758, and who 

d. March 20. 1S17. (6) John,* b , 1742; d 1812. at Searsport. Me.; he commanded a company of Militia at 

Charlestown. R. I., in 1780; he m. Abigail Chapman. (7) Henry.' b 1744. (8) Samuel,' b 1747. (9) Mary,' 

b 1749. 

5. Capt. Benjamin' Park,'* b. Nov. i, 1735, at Westerly, R. I.; d. June 17, 1775, at Boston, Mass.; killed at 

Battle of Bunker Hill in the Revolutionary War; m. Dec. 4, 1757, at Westerly, R. I., ceremony 
performed by his father, to Hannah Stanton York (dau. of James and Hannah (Stanton) York, 
of Westerly, R. I.), b. June I, 1739, at Westerly, R. I.; d. Dec. . ., 1800, at Charlestown, R. I. 

NOTB: * Descendants eligible to the Societies of the Sons and Daughters of the Revolution. 



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VKV^Yi— Continued. 

Res. He lived at Charlestown, R. I. (%vhich was set off from Westerly in 1738). He was a prominent man, active in town affairs 
and a zealous patriot. He was one of the committee that drafted the celebrated resolutions to the freemen of the town 
of Charlestown. R. I., before the Declaration of Independence.' While at Stonington, Conn., visiting his sister Mrs. 
Peieg Pendleton, the Lexington Alarm sounded. .At the head of a company of Mimite-men, his neighbors, he marched 
to the relief of the .'imerican Army at Boston and fell mortally wounded at the Battle of Bunker Hill. 

Children, 9 (Park), () sons and 3 daus.. viz:— (i) Mary.« b. Sept. 8. 1758; she removed to New York after her mother's death and 
thence to Parkvale, Pa., where she d.; nut m. (2) Jonathan Greene," b. March 5, 1760; d. March 25, 1761. (3) Joseph,^ 
b. Nov. 13, 1763; he removed to New York City and was in the shipping business with his brother Benjamin." (4) 
Benjamin," b. Sept. 16, 1766 (see below). (5) Thomas," b. Sept. 1,1767; he settled in Pennsylvania in 1802, and d. Nov. 

16,1842; m. Eunice Champlin. (6) John," b. Aug, 29, 1769; d , lost at sea. (7) Hannah Stanton." b. July 12, 1771; 

she went to New York City and afterwards to Harrisburg, Pa.; d 1831,3! Harrisburg, Pa., where she kept a 

private school; not m. (8) Henry," b. Sept. 12, 1774; d 1830, at New York City. N. Y. (9) Susan," b F she 

went to New York City with her sister Hannah Stanton" and afterwards to live with her brother Thomas." 

5. Capt. Benjamin'^ Parke (he added the final e to his surname), b. Sept. 16, 1766, at Charlestown, R. I.; d. 
Aug. 5, 1807, at New York City, where he was buried in Trinity Church graveyard about 18 paces 

north of nearly the west end of said church, gravestone; m 1800, at New York City, N. Y., 

to Susanna Maria Keens (dau. of Joseph and Mary ( ) Keens, of New York City), b. Dec. 

2, 1776, at New York City; d. Feb 17, 1807, at New York City, and was buried in the same grave 
with her mother in Trinity Churchyard, the grave being alongside of that of her husband 
Benjamin* Parke. 

Res. New York City where he was engaged in the shipping business with his brother Joseph" Park. Benjamin* Parke added 
the final e to hig name. 

Children, 2 (Parke) daus., both b. in New York City, viz: — (1) Susanna Maria." b (2) Hannah Anne,^ b. April (or Aug.) 

24, 1804 (or 1805); d. June 26, 1S88; m. Samuel Putnam Avery (see below, and also Pedigree No. 113 of this series). 

7. Hannah Anne' Parke, b. April (or Aug.) 24, 1804 (or 1805), at New York City, N. Y.; d. June 26, 1888, 

at jersey City, N. J., and was buried in the Avery lot in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N. Y., 
gravestone; m. (i) Jan. 21, 1821, at New York City, to Samuel Putnam'" Avery, see generation 
No. 10, Pedigree No. 113, of this series (son of John William' and Sarah (Fairchild) Avery, of 
Stratford, Conn.), b. Jan. i, 1797, at New York City; d. July 24, 1832, at New York City. She m. (2) 
Sept. 26, 1835, at New York City, to John Nicholas Coyne (whose parentage has not as yet been 

determined), b. Dec. 22, 1815, at , Ireland; d. May 31, 1854, at New York City. She m. (3) 

1858, at Jersey City, N. J., to John Owen Rouse (whose parentage has not as yet been de- 
termined), b. Aug. 14, 1818, at London, Eng.; d. Nov. 14, 1896, at Jersey City, N. J. 

Res. Samuel Putnam''^ Avery after learning the shoe trade, opened a store on Catharine Street, New York City. He afterwards 
became the proprietor of a hotel called the East River Mansion House, in which hotel he d. of the cholera in 1832, aged 
3S years, fiis wife was an Episcopalian until her third marriage when she became a Methodist. Hannah .Anne' 
(Parke) Avery-Coyne-Rouse during her entire womanhood was engaged in kindly deeds, patriotic efforts and in a 
charity which was as broad as it was bountiful and which was limited to no particular creed or color. In the War of 
the Rebellion of the slave holding states she was active in sending delicacies to our sick and wounded soldiers, in 
caring for their widows and orphans, and was the chief instrument in founding a home for the children of dead soldiers. 
She subsequently became associated with Mrs. Gen. U.S. Grant in extending this work and was at one time Vice-Presi- 
dent, when Mrs. Grant was President, of the National organization for that purpose. John Nicholas Coyne, her second 
husband, lived in New York City. John Owen Rouse, her third husband, lived in Jersey City, N. J. 

Children, by first m. 5 (.\very), 3sons and 3 daus., viz:— (1) Samuel Putnam,* b. March 17, 1822 (see below). (2) Hannah Stanton,' 
b. Oct. 12, 1824; d. June 25, 1885; who m. Charles Russell Cornell on May 2, 1854, who was b. June 20, 1806, and d. Sept. 

12. 1866. (3) Susan Jane,^ b. Dec. 11. 1826; d. March 18, 1912; who m. Stephen Avery. Dec. 5, r8so, who was b ; 

d. Jan. 1, 1853. (4) Benjamin Parke,' b. Nov. 11, 1828; d. Nov. 8. 1875; he was U. S. Minister to China in 1874; hem. 
Nov. 27. 1861. Mary Ann Fuller, who was b. July 13, 1837; d. June 9, 1913. (5) Mary Rebecca Halsey.' b. .Aug. 10, 1830; 
d. June 7. 1861, who m. Rev. Thomas DeWitt Talmadge on lune 27, 1856, who was b. Jan. 7, 1832; d. April 12, 1902. (6) 
Charles Russell Cornell,' b. Oct. ... 1832; d. Aug. 5, 1833. By her second m., 5 (Coyne) , 3 sons and i dau., and i child 

sex not stated, who d. young, viz: — (7) child,' b 1837; d. in infancy. (8) John Nicholas,' b. Nov. 14, 1839: d. 

March 4, 1907; who m. Sallie Johnson Matthews. (9) William Henry Harrison,' b. April 6, 1843; d. Nov. 14, 1851, and 
who was buried in the Coyne lot. Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N. Y. (10) Jane .Augusta,' b. April 6, 1843 (twin) ; 
d. Nov. 14. i8si. and was buried in Greenwood (Cemetery. (11) Charles Russell,' b. Sept. 11, 184S; d. Oct. 4, 1899, and 
was buried in Jersey City Cemetery; he m, Fanny C. Waters of Jersey City. By her third m., no children. 

8. Samuel Putnam* Avery, b. March 17, 1822, at New York City; d. Aug. 11, 1904, at New York City; m. 

Nov. 24, 1844, at New York City, to Mary Ann Ogden (dau. of Henry Aaron and Katharine 
(Conklin) Ogden, of New York City), b. Dec. i, 1825, at New York City; d. April 29, 191 1, at 
Hartford, Conn. 
Res. Brooklyn. N. Y., and New York City, where his residence at the time of his death was at No. 4 East 38th Street. He 
began his career as a mere boy as an engraver in a bank note engraving company and soon became an expert wood 
engraver. His natural love of art and his mastery of the technique of wood engraving soon permitted him to establish 
himself as an independent engraver, doing work for Harpers, Putnam, .Appleton and other well known publishers of 
that period. He occasionally edited and illustrated compilations of his own selection. He thus in pursuance with his 
natural talent became intimate with artists and amateurs of art and became the friendly agent by means of whom 
these artists and amateur collectors were brought together in close relationship. During this time he had formed a 
collection of cabinet pictures at his then home in Brooklyn, which were freely exhibited. In 1865 he removed his 
engraving rooms to Broadway and Fourth Street, New York C^ity, and there continued his business of engraving and 
publishing and extended this business to the purchase and selling of pictures. In 1867 in recognition of his expert 
knowledge, he was appointed the Commissioner-in-charge of the American .Art Department of the Paris Universal 
Exhibition, where in his double capacity of artist and official representative of the United States, he extended his 
acquaintance with the artists of all countries, and studied and perfected himself as an expert and critic of the methods 
and merits of all the then existing schools of art. While in Paris he made extensive purchases of pictures and other 
objects of art for his own personal business and also for other American private collectors who were his clients. In 
1868 he opened his place of business at 88 Fifth .Avenue, 'where for 20 years he was an art dealer, constantly improving 
the class of the art objects which passed through his hands and distributing to his clients all over this country the best 
examples of domestic and foreign production. During this period he made frequent exhibitions of paintings, water 
color drawings, etchings, engravings, and porcelains, bronzes, etc., etc. — thereby doing much to elevate public taste 
and increase general knowledge in regard to art in general. In addition to the management of his own gallery, on ac- 
count of his expert knowledge, judgment and business connection with artists and art centers abroad, he was called 
upon to assist in the formation of private collections by the most noted collectors of the day. In fact he was the pioneer 
and leading expert and exponent of art in New York iZity of his time. He was one of the founders of the Metropolitan 
Museum of .Art, and for thirty-four years served continuouslv as a Trustee of that notable institution. He was a member 
of the Executive Committee of the Civil Service Reform .Association of New York City for nine years. On March 17. 1897, 
he was the recipient of a gift from seventy-five of his friends and admirers, of a gold medal struck off in commemor- 
ation of his seventy-fifth birthday. He served as President and Vice-President of the Grolier Club of New York City 
and was for many years a member of its Council. He was a Veteran of the 23rd Regiment of the National Guard of 
the State of New York. He was a member of the original committee having charge of the erection of the Bartholdi 
Statue of Liberty on Bedloe's Island. New York Harbor. In 1896 he had conferred upon him the honorary degree of 
Master of Arts of Columbia University. He was a Life Member and Trustee of the New York Genealogical and Bio- 
graphical Society; a member of the New York Society of the Colonial Wars and a gentleman of the (Council of that 



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Society; a member of the New York Society of Sons of the Revolution; a member of the Century and Union League 
Clubs of New York: City aai a membtjr >A the New V^rk Historical Society, New York Geographical, the Free Library 
and Archaeological and many other societies, besides being connected with various charitable institutions. He was 
a liberal benefactor of the Library of the Columbia University of New York City. 
Children, 6 (Avery), 2 sons and 4 dans., viz:— (i) Mary Henrietta," b. Oct. 4, 184^. (2) Samuel Putnam,^ b. Oct. 7, 1847 (see 
below). (3) Fannie Falconer,^ b. Nov. 3, 1849; d. July 22, igi8; who m. Rev. Manfred F. Welcher. (4) Henry Ogdeii,^ 
b. Jan. 31. 1852; d. April -^o, iSgo, unm. (5) Emma Parke,'-' b. Aug. 29. 1S53; d. Aug. 31, iSS7. (6) Ellen Walters," b. 
Jan. I. j86i. who d. March 25, 1893. 

Samuel Putnam^ Avery, b. Oct. 7, 1847, at Brooklyn, N. Y.; living 1919, at No. 61 Woodland Street, 
Hartford, Conn. He is not married. 

Res. Samuel Putnam^ Avery lived until some years after his father's death at No. a East 38th Street, New York City; he then 
removed to Hartford, Coun., where ha has a permanent residence at No. 61 Woodland Street, with a summer residence 
on Lake Champlain. He succeeded his father in business and coiducted the same for 16 years and then retired to 
private life and took up his home in Hartford. He is a gentleman of large mind, artistic culture and is public spirited 
and philanthropic by natural instinct. He is a Trustee and Vice-President of the Wadsworth Athenaeum and Mor- 
gan Memorial Museum at Hartford, Conn.; a member and Vice-President of the Society for the Preservation of New 
England Antiquities, Boston. Mass.; Trustee and member of the Board of Governors of the Institute of Arts and 
Sciences. Brooklyn, N. Y.; Trustee and member of the Board of Finance of the Lincoln Memorial University. Harro- 
gate, Tenn.; Honorary Vice-President of the National Arts Club of New York City; Trustee of the Watkinson Library, 
Hartford. Conn.; Member of the Connecticut Society of Mayflower Descendants and on the Board of Assistants, 
Hartford, Conn.; member of the New York Society of Colonial Wars; member of the New York Society, Sons of the 
Revolution; member of the St. Nicholas Society of New York City; member and on the Committee on Publications of the 
American Numismatic Society of New York City; Life Member, Vice President and on Print Committee of the New 
York Genealofjical and Biographical Society of New York City, and the establisher by endowment of the Samuel 
Putnam Avery Art Fund of that Society; and a Fellow in Perpetuity of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. 
He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Colonial National Bank, Hartford. Conn.; and also Director of the 
Society for Savings at Hartford, Conn. He is also a member of the New England Society, National Sculpture 
Society, Iconophile Society, Municipal Art Society, American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society, National J, 
Society of Mural Painters, National Association of Audubon Societies, Archaeological Institute of America, New York \ 
Academy of Science, Civil Service Reform .Association, American Civic Alliance. Art League of America, Institute of 
Arts and Science, American Numismatic Society, American Museum of National History, New York Historical Society, 
National Academy of Design, Honorary Member Artists' Fund Society, Geographical Society, New York Zoological 
Society, National Indian Association. Museum of French Art, Lake Champlain Association, American Institute ol 
Graphic Arts. Naval History Society, N. Y. City; Bibliophile Society. Museum of Fine Arts. New England Historic- 
Genealogical Society. Boston, Mass.; American Academy of Political and Social Science. University of Pennsylvania, 
Dept. of Archaeology. National Municipal League, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Pennsylvania Museum and 
School of Industrial Art; Philadelphia. Pa.; .\merican Federation of Arts, National Genealogical Society, Washington, 
D. C; Institute of Fine Arts, Chicago, 111.; Maria Mitchell Association. Nantucket, Mass.; Municipal Art Society, 
Board of Trade, Archaeological Society, Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford Conn.; Westerly, R. I., Historical 
Society; Dedham, Mass., Historical Society. He is also a member of the following clubs:-^Union League. Grolier, 
City History Member and Honorary Vice-President, National Arts Club, N. Y. City; Lake Champlain Vacbt, Bur- 
lington, Vt., and Pilgrim Society, Plymouth, Mass. Trustee of the Hartford Theological Seminary Foundation. 

Authorities: 

Savage's Gen. Die. of N. B., vol, i, p. 433; vol. ii, p. 53; vol. iii, pp. 346-7. 

Bond's History of Waterto-wn. pp. 190, 19S, 210, 244, 302, 323,328, 383-4, 422, 442. 

Some Account of the Park Family, pp. 7-9, 12-14. 20-25. 

Brewster Genealogy^ vol. i, pp. 26-7. 

Mayjiower Descendants, vol. ii. p. 115; vol. iii. p. 192; vol. iv, p. 128. 

Parke Family in Massachusetts, pp. 30, 34-5. 37-8, 44-6, 57-8. 79-8o. 

Jackson's History of Ni^wton, Mass., pp. 382-4. 

Denison's Westerly (P. /,) and Its Witnesses, pp. 66-75. 

Pedigree No. 113. generations 10, 11 and 12. 

Paige's History ofCumbridgc, Mass., pp. 623. 685-6. 

Drake's History of.A?nericaji Biography, p. 687. 

Historical Register of Narragansett, vol. i, p. 217. 

Avery Family Record (Dedham Branch), pp. 175-6. 

Vital Records of Newton, Afass., pp. 292, 350. 

Vital Records of Rhode Island, by Arnold, vol. v, Charlestown, pp. 12, 24. 

Valentine' s Manual, for year I793. 



o. 115. CULVER CATHERINE ELIZABETH (STEWART) WOOD-KULLINa 

. Edward' Culver (the immigrant ancestor), b at ; d 1685, at Mystic, Conn.; m. 

19-7-1638, at Dedham, Mass., to Anne Ellice (dau. of John Ellis, one of the signers of the : 

Dedham Covenant), b , at ; d (after 1678), at Mystic, Conn. Both Edward' 

Culver and his wife Ann (Ellis) Culver are buriedin the Old Cemetery at Groton, Conn., a small 
headstone marked E. C. is the only stone. 

Res. He came to this country in tlie autiimu of 1635, arriving with party of John Winthrop, the younger. He was a member of 
the guild of millwrights and wheelwrights, which latter trade he followed in this country. He was a proprietor in 
Dedham, Mass., on 28-9-1637, and there m. his wife andhis first three children were there born; he removed about 1646 to 
Roxbury, Mass., where his fourth and fifth children were baptized; and in 1653 he removed to New London, Conn., as 
is evidenced by a grant of land made to hun in that year; lie there purchased the house-lot of Robert fiurrows, whicli 
was given to the latter by the town, and established himself in that town as a baker and brewer, fn 1664 he re- 
linquished his homestead to his son John^ Culver and removed to a place near the head of the Mystic River within the 
boundaries of New London, called by the Indians " Chepados Hill," which property adjourned that of John Winthrop. 
Durinif King Philip's War he was a noted soldier and partisan and was often sent out with Indian Scouts to explore 
the wilderness. In 1681 he was called " the wheelwright of Mystic." 

Children, 9 (Culver), 7 sons and 2 dans., viz:— (i) John," b. 15-2-1640: bapt. iq Sept., 1641. at Dedham (see below). (2) Joshua,^ b. 
12-11-1642-3; bapt, Jan. 29, 1642-3, at Dedham, who m. Elizaoeth Ford (dau. of Timothy Ford), and who lived at New 
London till 1667, then removed to New Haven and thence to Wallingford, Conn. (3) Samuei,= b. 9-11-1644; bapt. Jan, 29, 
1644; said to have probibly been killed in the Swamp Fight in Rhode Island in 1675; in 1674 he removed from New 
London and notliing more positively is known of him (see Caiilkm's History of JVeTU London, p. 310). (4)Joseph,2 

bapt. Sept. 20, 1646; d , 1730, who is said to have m. and left issue. (5) Gershom.2 bapt Doc. 3. 1748. at Roxbury, 

Mass.; who m. Mary and left issue. (6) An infant dau., d. at Roxburv. Mass., Jan. 21. 1650. (7) Hannah. 2 bapt. 

April II, 1652, at Roxbury, Mass.; who m. John Burrows of New London, Dec. 14, 1670, and left issue. (8) Edward, 'i 

b , 1653 (or about 16S4), at New London; who m. Jan. is, 1682, at Norwich, Conn., to Sarah Backus and left issue. 

(9) Ephraim,'- b 1655-6; d. March 11, 1709; who is said to have m. Mary and left issue, 

>. John' Culver, b. 1 5-2-1640, at Dedham, Mass.; bapt. there .Sept. 19, 1641; d 1725, at Mystic, Conn., 

aged 85 years; m (previous to 1665, as on .\ug. 8, 1665, John Culver and his wife .Mary 

deed to Christopher Avery), at , to Mary Winthrop (dau. of John Winthrop, the younger, 




(See Generation 12, Pedigree No. 113.) 

rSRE rjElMERATiniM n PEDiriBKB No ll- 1 



Q20. 1 Regisi7-ation of Pedigrees. 9 1 

CULVER — Continued. 

Governor of Connecticut, and his second wife Elizabeth Read, of Groton, Conn.), b. Sept. 6, 1644; 

bapt. First Church, Boston, Sept. 15, 1644, at age of g days; d (after 1703, when John^ 

Culver and his wife Mary deed lands to their sons), at Mystic, Conn. 

Res. John- C'ulvor lived with liis parents in Di>dhain and Roxburv. Mass.. and in New London and Mystic, Conn. His father, 
E Iwurd' Culver, d.ieded to him his pl,-mtation in Peqiiot (New London) on Nov. 5. 1664, which was the land that Ed- 
wnrd^ Culver purcliased in ibS3 from Robert Burrows. (New London included Groton and Mystic within its limits 
until 1705.) Tile Pequot plantation was on the Grotori and Mystic side of the Thames River. John^ Culver was a 
Rogerene by faith: this religious sect was very unpopular in New London, as they denounced as unscriptural all inter- 
ference by the Civil authorities in the. worship of God; they were the first body in the Scate of Connecticut to denounce 
the doctrine of taxation without representation. J ohn^ Culver, his son, was also a Rogerene: both father and son suffered 
oppression and imprisonment on account of their religious belief. The date of marriage of Mary Winthrop to John^ 
Culver is?not mentioned in any of the published works on the family of John VVinthrop of Groton. Conn., Governor of 
Connecticut: nor is her name mentioned in the will of her father dated April 3, 1676. proved July 25, 1676. It is presumed 
that on account of her marriage with a Rogerene that her father disowned her. Tliat she was a daughter of John Win- 
throp is established by the bible records of the Culver Family of Groton. descendants of John^ Culver, photographic 
copies ol which are filed with the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, with the original application for 
registration of this pedigree. John- and Mary, his wife, on Au^. 8. 1665. deeded to Christopher .^very tlie land that 
John- Culver had received by deed from his father Edward' Culver, which land Edward* Culver had purchased in i6s3 
from Robert Burrows. John- Culver removed to New Haven sometime prior to 1673, as on Nov. 4, 1673, he was appointed 
H.iyward for the Yorkshire Quarter by the Town Council of New Haven. He was accepted as a citizen ot New Haven 
on July 31. 1677, and a grant of 26 acres was allotted to him there. The date of the birth of his three children 
.Abigail,* James^ and Sarah"! are found in the New Haven records. He ultimately returned to the neighborhood of 
Mystic where he d. In 1703 John- Culver and Mary his wife deed to their son John* Culver the home lot in New London. 

Children. 6 (Culver), 4 sons and 2 daus., viz:— (I) John,* b 1670 (see below). (2) Jabez.* b ,1674. (3) Abigail,* b. 

Nov. 13. 1675. at Ne.v Hiven. (4) James,* b. June (or Jan.) 13, 1679, at New Haven. (5) Sarah,* b. March 17, 1681-2, at 
New Haven. (6) David.* b , 1684. 

3. John* Culver, b. , 1670, at Groton, Conn., probably (the exact date of his birth is not known, which 

is likely due to the fact that his parents were Rogerenes, and the church records of that religious 
body were not carefully kept, and on account of their religious objection to Civil interference in 
church matters, the Town Records fail to furnish the date of his birth; as he d. in Dec, 1760, 
aged 90 years; he was b. as above recorded in 1670); d. Dec. . ., 1760, aged 90 years, at Schooley's 

Mountain, Morris Co., N. J.; m , at Groton, Conn, (presumably), to Sarah ? (her 

maiden surname is given as VVinthrop in Snell's History of Sussex and Warren Counties, N.J., 
p. 512; and iMunsell's History of Morris County, N.J., p. 374, states that she was a grand- 
daughter of Governor Winthrop (1. e. John Winthrop, the younger. Governor of Connecticut 1657 
till his death. Tradition in the family is to the effect that she was a cousin of John* Culver, who 
was a son of John" Culver, by his wife Mary Winthrop, who was a dau. of John Winthrop by his 

second wife Elizabeth Read), b 1683, at ; d , 1766, aged 83, at Schooley's 

Mountain, N. J. Both John* Culver and his wife Sarah were buried in the burying ground near 
Pleasant Grove Church, Morris County, N. J. 

Res. John* Culver received by deed from his father and mother in 1703 the home lot in New London. He was an active adheren t 
of the Rogerene faith and was oppressed and imprisoned on account of his actions arising out of his religious convic- 
tions. On July 26. 172;, both he and his wife while on a trip to Lebanon. Conn., were arrested in Norwich. Conn., for 
traveling on the Sabbnth. and were, in default of money to pay their fine, whipped and afterwards released and con- 
tinued their journey to Leb.^non. By Groton, Conn., Deeds, he is spoken of as owning land in Lebanon, Conn., and as 
having been an inhabitant of that town. About 1734, or earlier, he and his wife and his 10 children with their families, 
making a party ot 21 in all. removed to New Jersey and settled for a time on the east side of Schooley's Mountain, 
.Morris County. Three years after they removed to VVaretown, Monmouth Co., N J., where they remained for 11 years 
and then returned and settled on the west side of Schooley's Mountain, where he died. He owned a farm on the top of 
Schooley's Mountain, and besides farming was a panel-maker by trade. His wife Sarah was known as a '^singing 
sister"' of the Rogerenes. 

v.hildren, to (Culver). 5 sons and 5 dans.. viz;-t-(!) John."* b 1700: d , 1733, in New Jersey: who m. Freelove ? 

(2) Thomas.' 13) Timothy.'' (4) Samuel.* (5) Robert,-" b. June 10. 1713: d 1783 (see below). (6) Esther,* b 

who m. John Waterhouse, (7). (8). (9) and (10), daus. whose baptismal names have not as yet been determined. 

4. Robert' Culver, b. June 10, 1713 (see age and date of death), at Groton, Conn.; d. Jan. 7, 1783, aged 69 

years, 6 mo. and 27 days, at Schooley's Mountain, N. J.; m at , Conn., to Anne 

Clark (dau. of Stephen and ( ) Clark, of ), b. June 17, 1717, at , Conn.; 

d (after June 17, 1783, the date of her husband's will; wherein she is mentioned and left 

bequests), at Schooley's Mountain, N. J. Robert' Culver was buried in Culver Graveyard on 

Schooley's Mountain, gravestone. 
Res. Roxbury. Morris Co., N.J,; he was a farmer: he made his will Jan. 1, 1783, which was proved Jan. 16, 1783. In it he mentions 

his wife Anne, sons David, Timothy, Joseph, Robert and daus. Mercy Hill, .Anne Water, Lavinah Saterin (orSaverin) 

and Esther Hann. 
Children, 8 (Culver). 4 sons andjdaus., viz:— (1) DavidMeldest son). (2) Timothy. f> (3) Joseph.^ (4) Robert^ (see below). (5) 

Mercy.s who m Hill. (6) Anne,» who m Waier. (7) Lavinah.i* who m Saterin (orSaverin). (8) 

Esther,'' who m Hann. 

5. Robert* Culver, b 1740, at N. J.; d 1814-5 (will dated April 29, 1793, proved May 

q, 18 1 5), at Ro.xbury, Morris Co., N. J.; m 1763, about, at , to Martha .' (whose 

maiden surname and parentage are not as yet determined), b , at ; d (after 

her husband's death, as she was sworn as Executrix of his will May 18, 1815), at , Mo'lris 

Co., N. J. 
Res. He lived in Roxbury. Morris Co.. N. J., where he owned and operated a farm. His will dated April 29. 1793. and proved 

May 9, 1815. mentions wile Martha who qualified as Executrix on May 18, 1815. bis only son Joseph," his daus. Hannah*^ 

Bdciio, Nancyi: Stevens and Elizabeth' (not m. at date of will). 
Children. 4 (Culver), i son and 3 daus., viz:— (i) Joseph," b 1764: d. March 15, 1849. aged 85; m. Sarah Lawrence, b 

1767: d. April 13. 1858. aged 91 and had 8 children. (2) Hannah," b who m. John Bacon. (3) Nancy," b 

who m. Samuel Stevens. (4) Elizabeth," b who m. James Stewart (see below). 

6. Elizabeth" Culver, b 1776, at Roxbury, Morris Co., N. J.; d. March 22, 1826, in the 51st year of 

her age, near Hackettstown, Warren Co., N. J.; m , 1796, at Roxbury, N. J., to James 

Steiivart (son of William Stewart, who d. Feb. 7, 1810, in the 72nd year of his age, and his wife 

Frances ? who d. Sept. 24, 1803, aged 63 years, who resided at Hackettstown, N. J.), 

b 1772-3, at Sussex Co., N. J.; d. Dec. 15, 1834, in the 62nd year of his age, at 

Beaver Meadows, Pa. Both James Stewart and Elizabeth, his wife, are buried in the Presby- 
terian Churchyard, Hackettstown, N. J., gravestones. 
Res, James Stewart lived in Sussex Co,, N, J., near Hackettstown, N. J., untilthe latter part of his life when he removed to 
Beaver Meadows, Pa., where he died. 



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Registratioti of Pedigrees. [Jan. 

ZM'LV^V^— Continued. 



Children,? (Stewart), J sons and 4 daus., viz:— (i) Thomas Page,' b. June?, 1798 (see below). (2) Nancy,' b who m. a 

widower by the name of Gustin and left no issue. (3) Fanny,' b , who m ? (4) Robert C ' b. Nov. 30, 

1806; d. .\ug. 3, 1807, aged 8 months and 3 days, and was buried in Hackettstown, N. J., beside his parents. (5) William ' 
b ; d. in infancy. (6) Eliza,' b who m. John Nicholl. (7) Mary,' b ; d. a young girl, not m. 

Thomas Page' Stewart, b. June 7, 1798, in Sussex Co., N. J.; d. Oct. 26, 1846, at Hackettstown, N. J.; m. 
Nov. ... 1824, by the Rev. Joseph Campbell, in Sussex Co., N. J., to Susan Sherred Beavers 

as her first husband (dau. of Robert Beavers,* b 1747, at Mansfield, Woodhouse, Sussex 

Co., N. J.; d. at Mansfield, N. J., Oct. 11, 1822, and his second wife Catherine Kerr, whom he m. 
Dec. 3, 1789, at Newton, Sussex Co., N. J., and who d. between Jan. 24, 1859, and May 12, 1859), b. 
Nov. 17, 1802, in Sussex Co., N. J., bapt. Oct. 29, 1803, at Mansfield, N. J.; d. May 24, 1877, at 
Hackettstown, N. J. She m. (2) (subsequent to Oct. 26, 1846), at Hackettstown, N. J., pre- 
sumably, to Robert C Stevens, b at ; d at 

Res. Thomas Page' Stewart was a physician and resided at or near Hackettstown, Warren Co., N.J. He was a student o( 
medicine under Dr. Reuel Hampton and became his partner and succeeded to his practice in Hackettstown when Dr. 
Hampton left that town. He acquired a large practice. He was one of the founders of the New Jersey Medical Society 
and was elected in 184033 its President. He was killed by being thrown from his sulky. He made his will May 31, 1844, 
and it was proved March 3, 1847, and in it he mentions his wife Susan Sherred Stewart and his sons Reuel Stewart, 
James Townley Stewart and his daughter Catherine Elizabeth Stewart, all then minors. His wife joined the First Pres- 
byterian Church at Hackettstown and was a member May 14, 1831. He held a pew in that church. No. 5, in May, 1827. 

Robert Beavers (son of Robert and Elizabeth ( ) Beavers) was a Captain in the Revolutionary War, New Jersey 

troops, enlisted in 1776 and served two years; and his descendants are eligible to membership in Revolutionary 
War Societies. He m. (i) Mary Armstrong, who d. shortly after the Revolutionary War; he was a Justice of the Peace 
and Judge of Sussex County, N. J., Court. 

Children, 3 (Stewart), 2 sons and 1 dau.. viz:— (1) Reuel,^ b. 

beth.8 By her (2) m. to Robert C Stevens, she 

ReueP Stewart, b. May 7, 1829, at Hackettstown, N. J.; d. March 29, 1916, at Philadelphia, Pa.; m. 

March 24, 1853, by I3r. C. W. Shields, at to Anna Rebecca Agey, sometimes incorrectly 

spelled Egge (dau. of Jacob Agey, b. Jan. 14, 1782; he was a descendant of the De Archy family, 
which family is said to be of the Normandy (France) nobility, and his wife Sarah Bush, b. March 

21, 1790), b. May 10, 1829, at Allentown, Pa.; d (living Nov. i, 1919, at No. 1840 Green 

Street, Philadelphia, Pa.), at 

Res. Dr. Reuel^ Stewart was a physician with residence and office at No. 1840 Green Street, Philadelphia, Pa. He made his will 
Jan. 8, 1916, and it was proved .^pril 4, 1916 (see vol. 378, p. 270, Wills, Public Building, Philadelphia, Pa.). 

Children, 2 iStewarti daus., viz:— (I) Catherine Elizabeth," b. June 28, i860 (see below). (2) Sallie,' who m. Henry Warner Lum- 
birth on March 15, 1895; he d. Oct. 15, 1915; no children. 

Catherine Elizabeth' Stewart, b. June 28, i860, at Philadelphia, Pa.; d (living Nov. i, 1919, at 

Meadowbrook, Pa.), at ; m. (i ) April 6, 1880, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Rev. S. A. Mutchmore, 

of the Alexander Presbyterian Church, 19th and Green Streets, Philadelphia, Pa., to William 
Brewster Wood (son of Thomas Wood (b. Dec. 12, 1S27; d. May 25, 1880, at 1836 Green Street, 

Philadelphia, Pa.) and his wife Maria Jackson Flagg (b , at Providence, R. I.; d. Oct. 18, 

1897, aged 67 years; dau. of John Foster Brewster Flagg). After the death of Thomas Wood, his 
widow, Mary Jackson Flagg-Wood, m. (2) William J JeSeries), b. July 25, 1851, at Phila- 
delphia, Pa.; d. April 24, 1905, at No. 1838 Green Street, Philadelphia, Pa. She m. (2) Nov. 8, 1913, 
at New York City, N. Y., to Otto Walther KuIIIng (son of Pranz Albert Kulling and his wife 

Apollonia Langendorf, of Austria), b. June 26, 1887, at Philadelphia, Pa.; d (living Nov. i, 

1919), at 

Res. William Brewster Wood lived at No. 1838 Green Street. Philadelphia, Pa. Otto Walther Kulling resides at "Muntree,'' 
Meadowbrook, Pa. 

Child, I (Wood) dau , viz.:— (i) Constance.'" b. Jan. 7, 1881; who m. April 18, igio, Allen Rhoads Evans and has one child and 
resides in Philadelphia, Pa. By her second m. to Otto Walther Kulling, no children. 

Authorities: 

Savage's Gen. Die. of New England, vol. iv, pp. 611-12. 

Pope's Pioneers of Massachusetts, p. 113. 

Mackenzie's Colonial Families of America, vol. iv, p. no. ' 

National Encyclopaedia of American Biography , vol. xii, p. 495. 

Colonial Records of Connecticut, vol. 1665-1677, pp. 408, 417. 

Neiv Etigland Hist. Gen. Register, vol. iv, p. 274. 

Hempstead's Diary, pp. 55, 95. 

Caulkin's History of New London, pp. 302, 309-10, 315, 494. 

Town Records of New London, Conn., -vol. 1, pp. 126, 146. 

yital Records of Dedham, Mass., Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1638-1846, pp. 1-3. 

Town Records of New Haven, Conn., vol. i, pp. 174, 203. 

Register of Vital Statistics, New Haven, vol. i, 1649-1754. 

Town Minutes of New Haven, p. 226, Dec. 20, 1680. 

Vital Records of Norwich, Conn. vol. i, p. 3. 

Wtnthrops of Groton, by R. C. Winthrop, privately printed, 1894-1896, 

Boston Record Commissioner's Report, B. M. D., 1630-1699, p. 19. 

American Ancestry, vol. xii. p. 21. 

Tombstone Inscriptions, Culver Graveyard, Schooley's Mountain, N. J. 

History of Monmouth County, N. J., by Salter, p. 249, 

Snell's History of Sussex and Warren County. N. /.. p. 512. 

Bible Records of Dr. Joseph Edwin Culver who was b. in the Culver homestead in Groton, Conn., and who was 7th in 
descent from Edward' Culver and the 6th to bear the name of Joseph. He inherited the Groton homestead and lived 
there awhile and removed to Jersey City, N. J., where he d. in 1897. He was a close student of Culver genealogy. 

AfSdavits of George M. Culver, M. D., son of Dr. Joseph Edwin Culver. 

Abel I. Culver 

Henry H. Culver 

Samuel H, Culver 

Photographs of pages from the Culver Family Bible. 

Vol. M. Wills, p. ill. Office of Secretary of State, Trenton. N.J. 

Vol. H-, Deeds, p. 270, " '* " " *' 

Vol. N.Wills, p. 1583. " 

Vol. N. " Folio, p. 829, " 

Presbyterian Church Records, Hackettstown, N. J. 

Bible Records in possession of the applicant, Mrs. Catherine Elizabeth Kulling of Meadowbrook, Pa. 

Minutes and Proceedings of the New Jersey Medical Society, p. 352. 

Note: * Descendants eligible fo Revolutionary War Societies. 




REUEL STEWART, M. D. 
1829-1916 



1920.] Society Proceedings. Oj 



SOCIETY PROCEEDINGS. 



Regular Meeting, November 21st, igig. 

The meeting was called to order at 8.45 P. M., Mr. Thomas T. Sherman 
in the Chair. 

Since the last meeting of the Society the following deaths have been re- 
corded, viz: — William Waldorf Astor, Life Member, died Oct. 18, 1919, aged 
71 years; Edward Guyre Burgess, Life Member, died June I, 1919, in his 75th 
year; Andrew Carnegie, Life Member, died Aug. 11, I919, in his 84.th year; 
Mrs. James Marsland Lawton, Life Member, died Aug. 22, 1919; Herbert 
Merritt Chester, Annual Member, died Aug. 22, 1919, in his 62nd year; Gen. 
Asa Bird Gardiner, Annual Member, died May 28, 1919, in his 8oth year; 
Lawrence Eugene Sexton, Annual Member, died Aug. 30, 1919, aged 60 years. 

The Executive Committee reports the election of the following new mem- 
bers, viz: — Miss Julia Gertrude Craft, 120 West 8th Street, Bayonne, N. J., An- 
nual Member, proposed by William Raymond Wilde; William lucho Seaman, 
20 Exchange Place, City, Annual Member, proposed by Royden Woodward 
Vosburgh; and that the following names have been restored to the member- 
ship roll, viz:^Miss Kathlyne K. Viele, Mrs. Elwood Osborn Roessle, William 
Fellowes Morgan, Frederic de Peyster Foster, John Burling Lawrence, William 
Badeau Bragdon; and that the following name has been transferred from the 
list of Annual Members to that of Life Members, viz: — Philip Henry Waddell 
Smith. 

Mr. Sherman then introduced Hon. Howard R. Bayne, the speaker of the 
evening, who delivered a lecture entitled " The Administration of John Adams 
as President of the United States." 

At the close of Mr. Bayne's lecture Mr. George Riker Bishop moved that 
the hearty thanks of the Society be extended to Mr. Bayne for his very interest- 
ing and instructive lecture, which was seconded by Mr. Henry Pierson Gibson. 

The meeting then adjourned to the Library where refreshments were 
served to the members and their guests. 



Regular Meeting, December 19TH, 1919. 

Meeting called to order at 8.40 P. M. Mr. Hopper Striker Mott in the Chair. 

The Board of Trustees reported the following Committees had been ap- 
pointed, viz: — 

Nominating Committee:— Francis Effingham Laimbeer, Chairman, Ed- 
ward McKinstry Whiting, William Hull Browning, Henry Parsons, William 
Seton Gordon. 

Auditing Committee:— Henry Cole Quinby, Chairman, Henry Wood- 
ward Sackett, Haliburton Fales. 

Since the last meeting of the Society the following deaths have been record- 
ed, viz:— Charles Griswold Thompson, Life Member, died Dec. 8, 1919, age 79; 
William Salomon, .'Vnnual Member, died Dec. 14, 1919, age 67; William Henry 
Lefferts, Annual Member, died Dec. 18, 1919, age 72. 

The Executive Committee reported the following names as having been 
transferred from the List of Annual Members, to that of Life Members, viz:— 
Francis Joseph Arend, Stephen Norman Bond, William Edwards Fulton, 
Abraham Hatfield, Jr., Mrs. Theodore Frelinghuysen Jackson, Hopper Striker 
Mott. 

The following Life Members have been elected, viz: — Finley Johnson Shep- 
ard, 579 Fifth Ave., City, proposed by John R. Totten; Artemas Ward, 6 East 
78th Street, City, proposed by John R. Totten; Park Mason Woolley, 221 1 
Broadway, City, proposed by Abraham Hatfield, Jr.; Walter Rysam Jones, 30 
West 44th Street, City, proposed by John R. Totten. 

Mr. Mott then introduced Mr. Henry W. Kent, Secretary of The Metro- 
politan Museum of Art, New York City, who addressed the Society on " The 
Schuyler Mansion," which was illustrated by stereopticon views. 



94 Queries, Book Reviews. [Jan. 

At the close of Mr. Kent's address Mr. George Riker Bishop moved that a 
hearty vote of thanks be extended to Mr. Kent for his most lucid and delightful 
address, which v/as seconded by Mr. Alexander McMillan Welch. 

There being no further business the meeting adjourned. 

Henry Russell Drowne, Recording Secretary. 



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TUTHILL. — Information wanted concerning the ancestry of Elizabeth Tut- 
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Belleville), N. J., son of Cornelius Vanderhoof of Hackensack and New York. 
One of her sons was Cornelius Suydam Vanderhoof. 

Wanted: Names and dates of births of the children of Dr. Samuel and 
Sarah (Ford) Tuthill of Morristown, N. J., who were m. 3 Nov., 1750. 

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The Avery, Fairchild and Park Families of Massachusetts, Con- 
necticut AND Rhode Island, with a short narration of facts concerning 
Mr. Richard Warren, Mayfiozver Passenger and his family connection with 
Thomas Little, William Avery, 1650, Thomas Fairchild, 1638, Richard Park, 
1635, Thomas Little, 1630, compiled by Samuel Putnam Avery, Esq., of No. 61 
Woodland Street, Hartford, Conn., Member and Vice-President of the New 
York Genealogical and Biographical Society and also member of the New 
York Historical Society; Dedham, Mass., Historical Society; Westerly, R. L, 



1920.] Book Reviews. gj 

Historical Society ; Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, Conn. ; National 
Genealogical Society, Washington, D. C. ; New England Historic Genealogical 
Society. Hartford, 1919. Octavo, cloth, pp. 140, about, with 21 illustrations 
of family interest, and an elaborate index for each family record. A limited 
edition of 250 copies for private distribution. 

This excellent compilation gives a well digested and accurate record of 
the English origin of the Avery Family, and of the American (Dedham, 
Mass.) branch of the family; gives a detailed record of William'' Avery, of 
Dedham (the immigrant ancestor) and the line of his descendants terminat- 
ing in the record of the compiler of the work, Samuel Putnam^^ Avery. The 
Fairchild section of the work gives the Fairchild pedigree of Samuel Putnam 
Avery (the compiler of the work) back to Thomas' Fairchild of Stratford, 
Conn, (the immigrant ancestor). The Park section gives the Park Pedigree 
of the compiler back to Richard^ Park of Cambridge (the immigrant 
ancestor). 

The work is most exhaustive in detailed information, historical, bio- 
graphical and genealogical, along the specific lines of the pedigrees compiled 
and will be of standard authoritative reference value to all those of Avery, 
Fairchild and Park blood. 

As the title indicates the volume also contains notes of interest on 
Richard' Warren the Pilgrim; and on Thomas Little the immigrant ancestor 
who married Richard' Warren's daughter, Ann Warren, and gives the 
compiler's Warren Pedigree back to Richard' Warren. 

It is to be hoped that this meritorious work will find its place on the 
shelves of all the well founded genealogical libraries of this country. We 
congratulate Mr. Avery for having devoted the time, when occupied along 
so many lines of public interest, to prepare and produce so excellent a volume. 

Brereton — A Family History, by John Brereton, of No. 1415 Tenth 
Avenue, San Francisco, Cal. 1919. Octavo, cloth, pp. 68, illustrated. Price, 
$2.50. Address : author. 

This small volume comprises within its limited capacity much informa- 
tion of value to students of the history and genealogy of this family, and it is 
therefore called to the attention of libraries whose shelves devote space to 
genealogy. 

PiscATAQUA Pioneers, 1623-1775. Register of Members and Ancestors. 
8vo, cloth, pp. 212. Price not stated. Address : Editor, John Scales, 
Dover, N. H. 

A valuable addition to the information available on the subject of old 
New Hampshire Families. A list of the members of the Society of Piscataqua 
Pioneers is given, with list of their ancestors, and this is further elaborated 
by sketches of the various pioneers, containing vital facts of value to the 
genealogists. Recommended to genealogical libraries. 

A History of St. George's Church in the City of Schenectady, N. Y., 
by Willis T. Hanson, Jr., A. M. Privately printed and copyrighted, 1919. 
J 8vo, cloth, 2 vols., pp. 187, 212, illustrated. Price, $10.00 a set. Address: 
■\ Miss Mary T. Graves, c/o The Union National Bank, Schenectady, N. Y. 

We have been patiently awaiting the appearance of this work, as we were 
aware of its preparation and may honestly say that in this instance the joy 
of realization far e.xceeds that of anticipation. Prior knowledge of the 
thoroughness of the author's previous work led us to hope for an excellent 
production and we are in no way disappointed. Volume I deals with the 
history pure and simple of this old English Church founded in 1751. This 
history is complete in all details and the text is enriched by beautiful illustra- 
tions showing the various periods of development of the original structure 
and its parsonage and portraits of its various rectors to the present day. 
The parish and the public cannot fail to be well satisfied with this historical 
presentation. To this, the first volume, there is appended a list of church 
officers from the founding of the church to date of publication and a name 
index. Volume H contains a record of the Baptisms from 1753 to 1850; 



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Marriages, 1771 to 1850; Burials, 1771-188S; and a register of births, 1767-1788. 
It is this second volume which adds the crown to the first (we speak largely 
from a genealogist's standpoint). Many church histories are written that 
fail to embody within their contents the vital records of their church's 
activity, and this failure renders such volumes of little vital interest outside 
of the parish of which the history treats. Put the vital records in such a 
history and its appeal reaches all over the country, wherever the strain of 
blood of its original parishioners may have wandered. We congratulate Mr. 
Hanson on his well accomplished task and take the greatest pleasure in 
recommending the work to all libraries in the State of New York, to all 
genealogical and historical libraries and to those individuals who may have 
sprung from St. George's parishioners. 

History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family and Particularly of 
THE Descendants of George and Michael Harlan Who Settled in 
Chester County, Pa., 1687. Compiled by Alpheus H. Harlan (No. 4816 in 
the genealogy), large, 8vo, half morocco, pp. 1065, including an exhaustive 
85 page name index and 51 illustrations of family interest. Price in buckram, 
$10.00. Address : William H. Harlan, New Burlington, Ohio. 

This is a standard genealogical compilation of the first class. It deals 
with the origin of this originally English family that moved to Ireland and 
there affiliated with Quakers and subsequently emigrated to America in 1687, 
the time of the Quaker exodus, and settled in Chester County, Pa.. Owing 
to the general excellence and detail of the early "Friends" records in 
Pennsylvania, the volume is characterized by more than customary recording 
of the vital facts of each generation. We welcome the work to our 
library and recommend it to all genealogical libraries as of great value 
genealogically and well worth the purchase price. 

The Goodridge Genealogy, A History of the Descendants of William 
Goodridge, who came to America from Bury St. Edmunds, England, in 1636, 
and settled in Watertown, Mass., with some inquiry into the History of the 
Family in England and the Origin of the Same, by Edwin Alonzo Goodridge. 
A. M., M. D. Privately printed. 1918. Octavo, cloth, pp. 313, including name 
index, with frontispiece and other plates, including fac-similes of Goodridge 
Arms and portrait of the author. Limited edition of 275 copies. Address : 
Lyman H. Weeks, 2352 University Avenue, N. Y. City. 

This valuable genealogical work was received by this Society in August, 
1918, and was noticed in the Accession List in the October, 1918, issue of the 
Record. That it has not been before noticed in our "Book Reviews" is an 
unexplainable oversight which we greatly deplore. 

The work itself is constructed along standard genealogical lines and 
within the limit of its field is exhaustive and gives all indications of accuracy 
in its subject matter. It is a most valuable contribution to the genealogy 
of this family in America and is further increased in value by an essay on 
the English origin and history of the family in England. Genealogical 
Libraries not already supplied should endeavor to secure copies of this volume. 

The Curzon Family of New York and Baltimore and Their English 
Descent, by J. Hall Pleasants, M. D., of No. 201 Longwood Road, Roland 
Park, Md. Quarto, cloth, pp. 75, including name index, illustrated. Balti- 
more, 1919. Not for sale. 

The American branch of this English family was founded by Richard 
Curzon, of London and New York, who came to this country in 1747, 
married in New York and removed to Baltimore, Md., leaving descendants 
in both cities. The author has devoted much time and study to the verification 
of the descent of this branch of the family from the Curzons of Kedleston, 
which descent was recorded in old manuscripts and pedigrees brought to this 
country by the immigrant Richard Curzon. The work is well constructed 
and bears evidence of painstaking authentic search and compilation, and is 
presented to the genealogical public in the best form of the printer's art. 



Ig20.] Book Reviews. 07 

Genealogical libraries that succeed in securing this volume for their shelves 
are to be ycongratulated. 

Genealogy of Some Descendants of Thomas Fuller, of Woburn, Mass., 
compiled by William Hyslop Fuller, of No. 23 School Street, Palmer, Mass. 
Volume IV., to which is added supplements to Vols. I, II and III previously 
published. Octavo, cloth, pp. 271, including name index, illustrated. Price of set 
of four volumes, $20.00 (Vol. I not sold except with full set). Volume 11, 263 
pp., price, $5.00. Volume III, 325 pp., price, $5.00. Volume IV (this volume), 
$6.00. Address : Compiler and Goodspeed's Book Shop, Sa Park Street, 
Boston, Mass. 

This excellent volume, carries on the genealogical record so well begun 
and carried on in three of the set that preceded it. It gives finish to an 
already valuable production. We have called attention to the excellence of 
the preceding volumes in past reviews and wish to re-emphasize our praise 
now. Recommended to all genealogical libraries. 

History of the Kuykendall Family, Since its Settlement in Dutch 
New York in 1646, with Genealogy as found in early Dutch Church 
Records, State and Government Documents, Together with Sketches of 
Colonial Times, Old Log Cabin Days, Indian Wars, Pioneer Hardships, Social 
Customs, Dress and Mode of Living of the Early Forefathers, by George 
Benson Kuykendall, M. D. 1919. 8vo, cloth, pp. 645+20 pp. of index, 
illustrated. Price, $5.00. Address : Author, at Pomeroy, Wash. 

The title well sets forth the contents of this volume. The work is 
arranged largely in the narrative style, and outside of its purely genealogical 
contents is most interesting and instructive as to topics mentioned in the 
title. There are some 100 illustrations which enrich the volume, and the 
author has evidently spent much time and care in the presentation of the 
volume to the public. It is heartily recommended to all genealogical 
libraries. 

Alexander Brown and His Descendants, 1764-1916, compiled by Mary 
Elizabeth Brown. Privately printed. 1917. 8vo, cloth, pp. 158, illustrated. 

This attractive volume compiled primarily for family distribution devotes 
itself entirely to setting forth the record of Alexander Brown (b. Nov. 17, 
1764, in Ballymena, Ireland) who came to this country and settled in Balti- 
more in 1800. He was a son of William Brown (1715-1778) by his wife 
Margaretta Davison. Much information is given relating to the English 
blood connections ; and as the descendants of Alexander Brown have inter- 
married into some of the best families in this country, the work is rendered 
greatly interesting to the genealogist. Recommended to all genealogical 
libraries. 

Ancient Town Records, New Haven Town Records, 1662-1684. Edited 
by Franklin Bowditch Dexter, Litt. D. Published by the New Haven Colony 
Historical Society. Printed for the Society, igig. Volume II. 8vo, cloth, 
pp. 457, including name index. Price, $5.00. Price of Volume I, $5.00. 
Address : Frederick Bostwick, Esq., Librarian, New Haven Colony Historical 
Society, No. 144 Grove Street, New Haven, Conn. 

We call attention to our review of the first volume of this series which 
appeared in the October, 1917, issue of the Record. The second volume is a 
worthy companion to the first, and the name of the Editor, endorses the 
excellence and accuracy of the subject matter of the volume. The series will 
be of great value to students of the history and genealogy of New Haven and 
its environment, and librarians should place the work as a reference volume 
on their shelves. 

The Fales Family of Bristol, Rhode Island, Ancestry of Haliburton 
Fales of New York, by De Coursey Fales, A. B., LL. B. Privately printed, 
1919. Octavo, cloth, pp. 332, including an excellent name index and illustrated 
with 13 photogravure plates of unusual excellence. Address : Author, No. 
25 Broad Street, N. Y. City. 



g8 Rook Reviews. [Jan. 

The first 158 pages of this beautifully presented volume deals entirely 
with the genealogy of the Fales Family from James^ Fales (1651-1708) of 
Dedham, Mass., to the eighth generation of the present day. The work is 
well presented in standard form and is of unquestioned authenticity as to the 
subject matter therein contained. Pages 159 to 217 are devoted to genealogical 
notes on the Haliburton Family reprinted with additions and changes from 
the original article on the family contained in the New England Historic 
Gen. Register for January, 1917, and compiled by the well-known gene- 
alogist, Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton, D. C. L. This portion of 
the work is of the e.xcellence we would naturally expect from its well known 
author. The rest of the volume is made up of charts setting forth various 
blood lines of Haliburton Fales, Esq., of New York City, the father of 
De Coursey Fales. 

All genealogical libraries should endeavor to secure a copy of this work. 

The Semi-Centennial Alumni Record of the University of Illinois, 
edited by Franklin W. Scott, Secretary of the Alumni Association. Published 
in 1918 by the University of Illinois. 8vo, cloth, pp. 1147, including name index, 
illustrated. Address : Franklin W. Scott, No. 358 Administration Building, 
Urbana, 111. Price not stated. 

A most excellent example of works of this character that are issued 
now and then by Colleges and Universities. Such works are always of 
great value to genealogical students and this particular volume is replete with 
vital facts of value to the student of family history. It is of particular value 
also in containing the present post office addresses of living Alumni. 
Recommended to General Reference and Genealogical libraries. 

Butler Pedigree, Showing the various blood lines of Henry Langdon 
Butler, Jr. Arranged in chart form, 10 x 8 inches, pp. 18. 

Contains much information of value, in addition to recording the various 
blood strains of the compiler. 

Family History of the Lawrences of Cornwall (England), compiled 
by the Rev. Alexander Gordon for Lady Durning-Lawrence (Edith J. 
Durning-Lawrence), of No. 13 Carlton House Terrace. S. W., London, Eng- 
land. Octavo, cloth, pp. 80-t-xxiv, with 45 most excellent photogravure 
illustrations of family interest. Privately printed 1915. For copies apply to 
Lady Durning-Lawrence at the above address. 

Lady Durning-Lawrence, in the preface to this work says, "It was my 
intention merely to write a short outline of my husband's life, to be placed 
with his library of books, in order that future generations might know what 
manner of man he was who had made the collection. When, however, I came 
to examine more closely the family history of the Lawrences of Cornwall, I 
thought that their rapid rise from obscurity to prominence was worth 
recording." 

The library thus referred to in the above quotation was purchased and 
collected with one aim, "and that aim was to prove that Francis Bacon was 
at the head ot a great literary and scientific society whence emanated 
all the Elizabethan and Jacobean literature, a literature, it has been said, 
in which the same language was used and the same moral purpose expressed." 
The intention of the compiler has been carefully carried out and there results 
a work replete with genealogical material concerning the descendants of Joseph 
Lawrence of St. Ives, Cornwall his wife and Alice Bennetts of St. Just's 
Parish, Cornwall, who were married Dec. 29, 1718, at St. Just's Parish Church. 

The work is evidently a labor of love and is beautifully presented and 
artistically illustrated and will be a choice accession to any library that may 
secure a copy. The genealogical data therein contained will be of interest 
to those of Lawrence blood in this country. We congratulate ourselves on 
having secured a copy of this valuable work. 

Chart Diagram Showing the Lines of Descent of the Children of 
John Jarvis Vail and His Wife Anne Evelyn (Bauman) Vail of Rah- 
WAY, N. J., July 12, 1919. Compiled by John Jarvis Vail, C. E., of No. 156 



IQ20.] Book Reviews. 99 

Bryant Street, Rahway, N. J. Blue print reproduction 87 x 19 inches. No 
price stated. Address : Compiler. 

This valuable contribution to genealogy embraces data showing the blood 
strains of the children of the above named union carrying their pedigrees 
into the following named families : Bogert, Jarvis, Bloomfield, Fitz Randolph, 
Laing, Marsh, Shotwell, Vail, Carter, Nelson, Page and Bauraann. 

It will be of value to all genealogical libraries. 

ADVANCE NOTICE. 

The Livingstons of C.^llendar, and Their Principal Cadets. The His- 
tory of an old Stirlingshire Family, by Edwin Brockholst Livingston, author of 
The Livingstons of Livingston Manor. New Edition, entirely rewritten and 
greatly enlarged. Illustrated, pp. about 550, crown quarto. Price before 
publication delivered in Great Britain £3, 3s net ; delivered in the United 
States express paid and duty free, $18.00 net (or its equivalent in English 
exchange). Address the author, Mr. E. B. Livingston, No. 11 Quex Road, 
Westgate-on-Sea, Kent, England. 

The author has devoted much labor and time in the preparation of this 
new edition of his original work In the preface to the volume he states: 
"The original strictly limited and privately printed edition of The Livingstons 
of Callendar and their Principal Cadets, which was published thirty years 
ago, has for a long time been out of print. In 1910, the second part of this 
history, containing the account of the American branches of this ancient 
Scottish House, was republished in New York as a separate work under the 
title of The Livingstons of Livingston Manor. The first part, containing 
the history of the family in Scotland, France, etc., is now republished in the 
present volume. This new edition contains important fresh genealogical data 
supplied by the recently published Scots Peerage, under the able editorship 
of Sir James Balfour Paul, C. V. O., Lord Lyon King of Arms, and by the 
author's own extensive researches made since his first edition was issued. It 
has been entirely rewritten, and includes several additional chapters treating 
of various Livingston cadets, of whom no particulars have hitherto been 
given in any genealogical publication. The present volume also contains a 
set of Heraldic Plates, which have been specially executed for this new 
edition by Mr. Graham Johnston, Heraldic Artist to the Lyon Court, as well 
as copies of family portraits, most of which have never been reproduced before. 

At the special request of some of his American correspondents, the 
author has added chapters xxii and xxiii on 'The Scottish Genealogy of the 
Livingstons of the Lordship and Manor of Livingston, of New York,' and 
'Notes on some Scottish Castles and Mansions owned or occupied by 
Livingstons in the Olden Time.' " 

The work will contain 25 chapters and 5 genealogical charts in addi- 
tion to a chronology of the most notable events in the History of the 
Livingstons of Callendar and also a list of Livingston titles in the Peerage 
of Scotland. 

The volume will be a notable accession to genealogical libraries and it is 
sincerely to be hoped that all those of the blood will avail themselves of an 
opportunity to at once secure a copy at advance-of-publication price. 

Recommended most heartily to all genealogical libraries. 

SPECIAL NOTICE. 

We regret to inform the genealogical public that on November 23rd, 
1919, The Sherman Genealogy, by Thomas T. Sherman, Esq., a volume of 
over 400 pages with 118 illustrations, was already printed and bound and 
ready for delivery to the publisher by the binder, Thomas Y. Crowell Com- 
pany, of No. 426 West Broadway, New York City, on Monday, November 
24th, 1919, when the premises of the binder with contents was destroyed by 
fire November 23rd, 1919. 

Fortunately there was in the hands of the printer an extra unbound copy 
of the work. We announce to subscribers and the public that the work will 
be reprinted at once and its delivery made at the earliest possible time. 



lOO Accessions to the Library. [Jan., 1920 

ACCESSIONS TO THE LIBRARY. 
September /j, igiQ, to December ij, igig, 

DONATIONS. 
Bound Volumes. 
New Haven Colony Historical Society — New Haven Town Records, Vol. II. 
Brereton, John — Brereton Family History. 

Brown, J. C. & T. M. — Alexander Brown and his Descendants 
Cuddeback, W. L., M. D. — Caudebec Family in America, 1700-1920. 
Fales, DeCoursey — The Fales Family of Bristol, Rhode Island. 
Fuller, William H. — Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas Fuller, of 

Woburn, Mass., Vol. IV. 
Hall, Charles Wells — Piscataqua Pioneers, 1623-1775. 
Hanson, Willis T., Jr. — History of St. George's Church, Schenectady, N. Y., 

Vols. I and II. • 

Heely, Mrs. L. C. — The New England Gazetteer, 1902. Piscataqua Pioneers, 

. 1623-1775. 
University of Illinois — Alumni Record of the University of Illinois. 
Kuykendall, G. B. — History of the Kuykendall Family. 

Lawrence, Lady Durning— History of the Lawrences of Cornwall, England. 
♦Palmer, William Lincoln — Memoir of George Barrell Emerson, LL.D. 
Pleasants, Dr. J. Hall — The Curzon Family History. 

Manuscripts 

Brown, Colonel W. C. — Brown Family Chart. 

Butler — Butler Family Chart. 

Caruth, Mrs. R. P. — Pedigree of. 

Vail, John Jarvis— Blue Print Chart of the Vail and Allied Families. 

VanLiew, T. L. — VanLiew Family Chart. 

N. Y. G. & B. Society — Records of the St. John's Episcopal Church at 
Johnstown, N. Y. ; Records of the United Presbyterian Church at Florida, 
Montgomery Co., N. Y. ; Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of 
Owasco and The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in the Town of 
Fleming, Owasco Outlet, Cayuga Co., N. Y. ; Records of the Congrega- 
tional Church and Society at Canaan Four Corners, N. Y. 
Pamphlets 

Bullock, J. B., M.D.— Constitution of the Order of Lafayette. Also of the 
Imperial Order of the Yellow Rose. And the Knights of the Golden 
Horseshoe. 

Heely, Mrs. L. C— New Hampshire, Old Home Week. 

Peloubet, Miss L.— Early Days in Auburn Dale, Mass., 1665-1870. 

Williams College — Alumni Number, 1919. 

The French Genealogical Association— Letters and Papers of. 

OTHER ACCESSIONS. 
Province of Massachusetts Bay— Acts and Resolves, Vol. XX. 
American Historical Society— Report for 1916, Vols. I and U. 
Carnegie Endowment — Report for 1919. 
Louisiana Historical Society— Publications, Vols. HI-VHI. 
City of New York— Minutes of Common Council, Vols. XI-XIX. 
Litchfield, Me.— History of the Town of. 
Newcastle, Me. — Town Records, of. 
Andover, N. H.— History of the Town of. 
Montague, Mass. — History of the Town of. 
Ohio, Perry County — History of. 
Derby, Conn. — Town Records of. 
Holland Society — Year Book for 1919. 
Roe, Captain Daniel — Diary of, 1806-08. 
History of the Connett, Sapp, Stauffer-Stover Families. 



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APRIL, 1920.— CONTENTS. 



PAGE 

Illustration. Portrait of Mrs. James Marsland Lawton Frontispiece 

1. Mrs. James Marsland Lawton. Contributed by Hon. Edward R. Finch loi 

2. The TiBBiTTS or Tibbetts Family. Descendants of George Tip- 

HETT OF YoNKERS, N. Y. Contributed by William Solyman Coons. 
(Continued from Vol. LI, p. 74) 103 

3. Necrology, 19I9. Contributed by Henry Snyder Kissam, Necrologist 117 

4. Archibald Robertson, the Founder of the First School of Art 

IN America. By Mrs. J. Warren Goddard (Geraldine Winslow God- 
dardj 130 

5. Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Wawarsing. Edited 

by Royden Woodward Vosburgh. (Continued from Vol. LI, p. 62) . . 138 

6. Christophers Family. Contributed by John R. Totten. (Continued 

from Vol. LI, p. 24) .148 

7. Corrections and Additions to Published Genealogical Works . 161 

8. The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society's De- 

partment of Registration of Pedigrees. (Continued from Vol. 

LI, p. 92) 162 

9. Society Notes 168 

10. Queries — Cornell 169 

11. Book Reviews. By John R. Totten 170 

12. Accessions to THE Library 171 

13. Notice . ^ 172 

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Vol. LI. NEW YORK, APRIL, 1920. No 2. 



MRS. JAMES MARSLAND LAWTON. 



Contributed by Hon. Edward R. Finch, 

Judfe of the Supreme Court, State of New York. 



" Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might." 

Ecclesiastes, Chap. 9, loth Verse. 

At a time when the idleness and excesses of some possessors of 
great wealth do more to sow and nurture the seeds of discontent 
than do the brainless mouthings of some ignorant unkempt political 
agitators, it is refreshing to recall brieHy the life and works of a 
truly American woman who possessed in full measure the charm- 
ing combination of ability and womanliness. 

Eliza Macintosh Clinch (Anderson) Lawton, a life member of 
the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, was born in 
Baltimore, Md., the oldest daughter of General Robert Anderson and 
Eliza Bayard Clinch. In girlhood and young womanhood she showed 
an aptitude for learning and a balance and poise which gave prom- 
ise of the real accomplishment which was later to come. She was 
married on July 31, 1886, to James Marsland Lawton. Then fol- 
lowed a married life of true harmony and happiness until Mr. Law- 
ton's death nine years later in February, 1895. With their great 
fondness for children it was a regret to both that no children lived 
to bless their union. 

At "The Bungalow," her home in Elizabethtown, the Adiron- 
dacks, on Augtist 22, 1919, Mrs. Lawton began the Life Immortal. 
Two days later, in the cool of a summer evening, to the music of 
the wonderful chimes (a gift of Mrs. Lawton) from the tower of 
West Point Chapel, Drs. Slattery and Silver officiating, the body of 
Mrs. Lawton was laid at rest in the beautiful military cemetery at 
West Point, beside that of her husband and opposite that of her 
father, the hero of Fort Sumter, and beneath a stone upon which 
is reproduced in carving the altar of her beloved Grace Church as it 
appeared on Palm Sunday. 

Mrs. Lawton was the author of the following volumes : Memorial 
of Fort Sumter; History of the Soldiers' Home at Washington, 
D. C; Papier du Consistoire de I'Englise de Narragansett, A. D. 



I02 Mrs. fames Marslatid Lawton. [April 

1667, being a complete translation of the original records of the 
French Church at Narragansett ; a compilation of the Fourth Edi- 
tion of Huguenot Ancestors ; Bibliography of the Library of the 
Huguenot Society of America; and in addition thereto many other 
valuable essays and contributions of historical and genealogical 
character. At the time of her death, Mrs. Lawton was engaged in 
editing a volume of Memoirs consisting of letters and papers of her 
father, General Anderson. 

Holding a belief that love of country is strengthened and fos- 
tered by the cherishing and honoring of the American forefathers, 
Mrs. Lawton was a Founder and the first President of the Daugh- 
ters of the Cincinnati, and its Honorary President at the time of her 
death. For thirty years Mrs. Lawton labored untiringly in behalf 
of the Huguenot Society of America, serving that society as chair- 
man of various committees and then as Secretary, and at the time 
of her death, holding the office of Honorary Secretary. Likewise, 
she was serving on the Board of Managers of St. Luke's Home for 
Aged Women and the Home for Friendless Girls, and was at one 
time a director of the Holland Dames and of the women's Municipal 
League ; she rendered efficient service in work among the Indians. 

Mrs. Lawton was a member of the following societies, in addi- 
tion to those already enumerated : Life Member of the New York 
Historical Society, Society of Colonial Dames, Society of Colonial 
Lords of the Manor, Society of Colonial Governors, and was an 
elected Fellow of the Huguenot Society of London. She also took 
a leading part in many assemblages of historical and social interest, 
notably the Tercentenary Celebration of the Promulgation of the 
Edict of Nantes in 1898. The return of each Memorial Day was the 
occasion for her to welcome to the grave of their beloved General 
Anderson, the members of the Anderson Post and the Anderson 
Zouaves. Mrs. Lawton found time also to beautify usefulness by 
the erection of a fountain at the United States Military Academy 
at West Point, and in installing the exquisite chimes in the tower of 
the new chapel there ; and also by placing a window memorial to her 
illustrious father. General Robert Anderson, at Fortress Monroe, 
Va. She also erected Clergy House, a necessary addition to the 
group of buildings connected with Grace Chapel, New York City, 
upon which building is inscribed : 

"THIS BUILDING STANDS AS A 

MEMORIAL 

OF THE UNSELFISH LIFE OF 

JAMES MARSLAND LAWTON 

MDCCCXXIX-MDCCCXCV 

LIGHT IS SOWN FOR THE RIGHTEOUS AND 

GLADNESS FOR THE UPRIGHT IN HEART." 

As an example of broad vision, although Mrs. Lawton was for 
many years a communicant of Grace Church* and an active worker 

* Protestant Episcopal. 



Ig20.] The Tibbitts or Tibbetts Family. IO3 

and contributor in its behalf, she also helped to beautify, by present- 
ing exquisite windows to the Old First Presbyterian Church at Fifth 
Avenue and Twelfth Street, whose fitting architecture and setting 
fills a large spot in the hearts of all native New Yorkers. 
t 'With all these many activities Mrs. Lawton still found time to 
make and keep a host of friends, among whom were many men and 
women of much prominence. The late Col. Roosevelt and Gen. 
Wood are examples of the latter. 

An apt appreciation of whatever gave zest and coloring to social 
life, and a keen versatility, contributed in no small part to the charm 
and attraction which her society bestowed. These qualities, added 
to her balance of mind, good judgment and insight, caused Mrs. 
Lawton to hold a place of peculiar power and position among her 
many friends, admirers and followers — not only in her own beloved 
country, which she served so well before and during the war, but in 
the countries of our allies. Her place and her position will remain 
always her own. She has left an influence and a memorable im- 
pression upon the various pursuits in which she was engaged that 
will long be remembered. She was a worker and a leader of others, 
in service for God and her country. 



THE TIBBITTS OR TIBBETTS FAMILY. 
Descendants of George Tippett of Yonkers, N. Y. 



Contributed by William Solyman Coons. 



(Coatinued from Vol. LI, p. 74, of the Record.) 

142 i. William,' b. April 9, 1783; d. July 2, 1869; m. his 

cousin Elizabeth De Lancey, dau. of Stephen, on 
Oct. 2, 1808; 3 children. He lived and d. on his 
father's place at Round Hill: 

(a) Maria' E., b. Aug. 6, 1810. 

(b) Stephen' James, b. Aug. 20, 1812. He reached 
maturity but never m. Succeeded his father on 
the farm at Round Hill, where he d. at an 
advanced age subsequent to 1892. 

(c) William' Peter, b. Mar. 3, 1814. No record of; 
probably d. in childhood. 

143 ii. Maria," b. Jan. 23, 1786; m. Feb. i, 1808, a lawyer 

and custom collector, Henry Goldsmith, who was a 
nephew of the poet Oliver Goldsmith. They lived at 
Annapolis, and she d. there without children pre- 
vious to 1 84 1. 



I04 The Tibbilts or Tibbetls Faviily. [April 

144 Hi. Elizabeth," b. Aug. 27, 1789; m. Wm. G. Bailey, a 

lawyer, in 1809. She d. in Dec, 1836, having borne 
4 children : 

(a) Willinm,' b. in 1813; d. in childhood. 

(b) Eliza, ^ m. Jan. 23, 1834, sheriff Peter Bonnett 
and lived at Annapolis Royal. They had no 
children. 

(c) Maria.' No further record of; probably d. in 
childhood. 

(d) Mary' F. No further record of ; probably d. in 
childhood. 

145 iv. James." Date of birth uncertain, for in Calnek-Sav- 

ary's history it is given as April, 1789, while his sis- 
ter Elizabeth's is given as Aug. 27, 1789. Possibly 
his birth year should be 1788, or possibly the month 
is a misprint for Aug., thus making him a twin 
brother of Elizabeth. On the other hand, perhaps 
Elizabeth's birth record is incorrectly given and 
should be 1787 or 1788. James d. in Canada in 1813, 
probably single. 

146 V. John," b. in June, 1791 ; never m. In his younger 

days he was a soldier and became a Major in the 
New Brunswick Eencibles. Was the main support of 
his mother in her widowhood and d. at an advanced 
age in his home at Bridgetown, Annapolis Co., in 
lowly circumstances. 

147 vi. Oliver," b. April 30, 1793. He was a graduate of 

Kings College, Windsor, where his brother Wm. had 
also been a student. Having become a soldier in the 
British army, he was killed in battle in some distant 
land at a comparatively early age. 

148 vii. Susan," b. April 3, 1798; d. in Sept., 1813. 

149 viii. Stephen," b. March 27, 1800; d. a bachelor not long 

before 1889, at Bridgetown, Annapolis Co., N. S. 

150 ix. Peter," b. April 24, 1802; m. Elizabeth R. Starratt 

(or Starret?) on March 4, 1835, and lived on a farm 
near LawrencetowTi, Annapolis Co., where he d. 
Feb. 23, 1889, and his wife on April 19, 1896, aged 
81 years. They had 7 children: 

(a) Oliver,' b. March 4, 1837; m. (i) Caroline Robi- 
son, who was the mother of his 5 children, and 
who d. Sept. 20, 1900; m. (2) Eleanor Gibson, 
on Sept. 30, 1903. Srill living at Lawrence- 
town, in Aug., 2917. Children: 

1. Harvey,' eldest son, d. at 12 years of age. 

2. Judson^ S., resides at S. Boston, Mass. A 
carpenter. 



igzo.J The Tibbiits or Tibbetts Family. I05 

3. George' M., a carpenter, living at Plymouth, 
Mass. 

4. * ? A dau. whose name was not given 

in father's letter. 

5. * ? A dau. whose name was not given 

in father's letter. 

(b) Mary' Elizabeth, b. Jan. 23, 1839; m. Wm. H. 
Lee, and was still living in 1916. Had at least 
one child, perhaps others : 

I. Brent.' Lives at Berwick, Kings Co., N. S. 

(c) Kate' Barclay, b. May 10, 1841. Never m. and 
still living in 1917, at Cheverie, Hants Co., N. S. 

(d) Henry' Bromley, b. Sept. 18, 1843; d. in 1845. 

(e) James' Boyle Uniac, b. Dec. 24, 1844; m. Lydia 
A. Burbridge on Nov. 3, 1875. 

(f) Fannie' Upham, b. Oct. 14, 1847; m- Frank H. 
Wentworth on Feb. 26, 1881. 

(g) Anna' Justina, b. June 28, 1855 ; d. single, Sept. 
23, 1881. 

151 X. Ann," b. June 10, 1804; m. Stephen Bromley on Nov. 
13, 1825. They had 2 children, both boys: 

(a) Walter' H., who was the elder son. He joined 
the British army in 1855 and served in the 
Crimean War, during which he was twice 
wounded before Sebastopol. Later, he enlisted 
in the 42nd Regiment, which was sent to India, 
where he fell mortally wounded in the attack 
for the relief of Lucknow. He was never m. 

(b) James.' When still a young man, this son left 
home, and was never heard from afterward. 

79. William^ Tippett, Jr. (Wm.* and Martha Hunt). It is with 
much regret that we are obliged to report our inability to 
relate anything more concerning this only son of Wm., .Sr. We 
cannot say whether he ever reached his majority or ever mar- 
ried. He seems to have disappeared from history during the 
war and is not heard from afterward. He may have been a 
Tory if living during the war, but we have been unable to 
locate any record of the confiscation of any Tippett property. 
He was not in Nova Scotia in 1784, with his sister Martha and 
Cousin Gilbert, who were really the only known and avowed 
Royalists in the family. He may have started with them and 
died at sea or he may have removed to R. I. or to Maine. A 
careful search of land deeds at White Plains might determine 
the fate of his lands on Tippett's Neck and throw some light 
on his history, but we have found no opportunity to make such 
a search. We can only suggest that anyone who is anxious to 
follow up the history of Wm. Jr., and his cousins, should 



Io6 The Tibbitts or Tibbetls Family, [April 

devote several days to making a thorough search at White 
Plains, where there are extensive records. 

86. John* S. Hadley (son of No. 28), and Mary K. T. Wyeth. 

152 i. Eliza^ J., b. April 11, 1821 ; m. Capt. John F. Risley, 

Jan. 31, 1843, ^nd d. Jan. 15, 1900; 4 children: 

(a) Howard* H., b. April 21, 1844. 

(b) Emilv' A., b. Sept. 6, 1853. Single. 

(c) John' F., b. Feb. 4, 1856. 

(d) Mary* L., b. July 9, 1859. Single. 

153 ii. Mary^ A., b. May 17, 1823; m. Henry B. Watson, 

Nov. 7, 1844 ; 4 children : 

(a) Wm.8 H., b. Aug. 20, 1845 ; d. June 24, 1868. 

(b) John* H., b. Oct. 14, 1847; d. Jan. 29, 1894. 

(c) Mary* E., b. Dec. 3, 1851. Single. 

(d) Annie* E., b. Dec. 13, 1863; d. Jan. 12, 1867. 

154 iii. Benjamin^ F., b. July 11, 1825; d. in infancy. 

15s iv. Cornelia^ T., b. April 27, 1827; m. Lucien B. Terry 
in May, 1854; 4 children: 

(a) Reginald,* b. Nov. 19, 1854; d. Sept. 10, 1877. 
Single. 

(b) Lucia,* b. Oct. 30, 1856; d. Mar. 13, 1863. 

(c) Orrin,* b. May 9, i860; d. single, May 27, 1901. 

(d) Grace* A., b. June 2, 1862. Single. 

156 v. Washington,'' b. July 18, 1829; m. (i) Mary Davis; 

m. (2) Annie Wood; 2 children: 

(a) Harry* D., b. i860. Single in 1902. Child by 
first wife. 

(b) John,* b. 1870; d. 1892. Child by second wife. 

157 vi. Emily^ L., b. Oct. i, 1832; m. Charles H. Whitfield; 

5 children: 

(a) Lizzie* A., b. July 28, 1855. Single. 

(b) Charles* H., b. May 10, 1858. Single. 

(c) Alfred* L.. b. Sept. 15, 1861 ; m. Nellie M. 
Burgher, 1889; 2 children: 

1. Wm.,® b. in April, 1890. 

2. Ethel" M., b. June 13, 1895. 

(d) George* B., b. March 25. 1869; m. Marie E. 
Booth, Jan. 14, 1902 ; i child : 

I. George" B., Jr., b. Dec. 22, 1902. 

(e) Mabelle* P., b. April 7, 1872. 

158 vii. John^ S., Jr., b. April 6, 1835; d. Aug. 31, 1840. 

159 viii. Martha' T., b. Dec. 17, 1838; m. Charles H. Lowerre, 

Nov. 12, 1862; 6 children: 

(a) Emily* L., b. Nov. 9, 1863; d. July 13, 1864. 

(b) Ada* A., b. Sept. 9, 1865'; d. Jan. 4. 1878. 



1920.] The Tibbitts or Tibbelis Family. I07 

(c) Charles' H., Jr., b. Feb. 12, 1867. 

(d) Sarah' C, b. Feb. 16, 1870; m. Edward L. 
Harding, Nov. 25, 1890; i child: 

I. Leroy^ L., b. Sept. 4, 1894. 

(e) Arthur' H., b. Feb. 9, 1872; d. July 25, 1872. 

(f) Ernest' H., b. May 26, 1873. 

160 ix. Henry C.,' b. Aug. 2, 1840; m. Fanny Elton, June 6, 

1866; 3 children: 

(a) Adele' W., b. Aug. 9, 1867; d. May 24, 1874. 

(b) Henry' C, Jr., b. Aug. 18, 1871 ; m. Anna 
Haake ; i child : 

I. Frank^ E., b. March 20, 1901. 

(c) Isabel' A., b. March 15, 1876; m. John A. 
Derthick, Nov. 24, 1896; i child: 

I. John" A., Jr., b. Sept. 11, 1897. 

161 X. Charles^ L., b. 1842; m. Sarah Martin about 1871; 2 

children : 

(a) Edith,' b. 1880. 

(b) Mary,' b. 1882. 

87. Jacob' Hadley, 1799 (son of No. 28), and Ruth Benedict. 

162 i. Elizabeth,'' b. April 18, 1824; m. Eli W. Vander- 

smith, M.D., Mar. 3, 1844; 3 children: 

(a) Emma,' m. J. S. Anderson; 5 children: 

1. Alfred* W., b. Dec. 8, 1872; m. Edna Soule; 
I child: 

la. Wallace" W. 

2. Grace" E., b. Nov. 22, 1874; m. Walter C. 
Morrill ; i child : 

2a. John" A. 

3. Reginald" B., b. May 20, 1878 ; m. Helen Mc- 
Cleese, Nov. 7, 1901 ; i child: 

3a. Helen" V., b. April 7, 1903. 

4. Vandersmith." b. April 7, 1881. 

5. Thomas" C, b. July 27, 1894. 

(b) Josephine,' m. Charles H. Qark; 4 children: 

1. Charles" H., Jr., b. Oct. 3, 1868; m. Sarah A. 
Weeks, June i, 1897; i child: 

la. Howard" W., b. July 17, 1900. 

2. Ernest" V., b. Oct. 22, 1869; m. Florence 
Davidson, June 20, 1900. 

3. Percy" S., b. Nov. 25, 1872; m. (i) Minnie 
E. Warren; m. (2) Cora T. Westcott. 

3a. Harold*" K., b. June 10, 1903. Child of 
second wife. 



I08 The Tibbitts or TibbHls Family. [April 

4. Este!Ie» C, b. Sept. 27, 1876; m. Wm. W. 
Harrall, Jr., April 15, 1896. 
(c) Frank,* b. ?; m. and had at least i child. 

163 ii. Benjamin' F., b. Feb. 26, 1830; m. (i) Jane C. Gard- 

ner; I child; m. (2) Elizabeth Hazlet; 7 children. 
(a) Jacob* T., b. to ist wife, Feb. 9, 1856; m. Mary 
E. Simmonds ; 2 children : 

1. Henry" S., b. in Aug., 1894. 

2. Julien." 

(b) — (h) by 2nd wife not given. 

88. RiTTER^ Hadley, b. 1802 (son of No. 28), and Mary Sher- 
man. 

164 i. Thompson' R.. b. April 26, 1839; m. Mary H. Mc- 

Spedon, Sept. 27, i860; 2 children: 

(a) Elizabeth,' b. June 29, 1861. 

(b) Thomas* McS., b. March 4, 1863; m. Frances 
H. Babcock, Oct. 26, 1886; 2 children: 

1. Adele," b. Aug. 4, 1887. 

2. Thomas," b. July 3, 1895. 

165 ii. William' S., b. May 23, 1843 ; m. Sarah Cotte and 

had I child. Died at sea. 

(a) Wm.,^ Jr., m. and had one child. 

166 iii. Mary' A., b. Sept. 21, 1845; m. John Bryson; 6 chil- 

dren: 

(a) Florence* R., b. Aug. 31, 1866; m. Frank M. 
Button, April 17, 1894; i child. 

(b) John* H., b. May i, 1868; m. Mae Scott, Oct. 
21, 1892; 2 children: 

1. Hadley" C, b. April 4, 1894. 

2. Ruth" E., b. Oct. 3, 1898. 

(c) Fred,* b. Oct., 1870; d. in July, 1871. 

(d) Mabel* E., b. Sept. 27, 1871. 

(e) Orrin,* b. Oct. 30, 1875; d. in Aug., 1876. 

(f) Ella* S., b. Oct. 28, 1877. 

167 iv. Ritter' C, b. Dec. i, 1847; m. Ella S. Lu Gar, June 

17, 1869; 4 children: 

(a) Wilbur* R., b. March 31, 1870; m. Margaret 
Dietz in 1896; 2 children: 

1. Blanche." 

2. Marion." 

(b) Mary* B., b. Oct. 26, 1871 ; m. Walter J. Casse- 
day, March 12, 1895; 2 children: 

1. Florence" E. 

2. Ruth." 



1920.] The Tibbills or Tibbetts Family. IO9 

(c) Florence' L., b. Nov. 9, 1873. 

(d) Mortimer^ L., b. Feb. 26, 1876. 

89. Frederick" Hadley, b. 1804 (son of No. 28), and Phebe De 
Angelus. 
168-173, inclusive: 

i. Theresa^; ii. Victoria^; iii. Martha^; iv. Lizzie'; 
V. Blanche/ andvi. Frederick,' Jr. 

99. Parkinson" Hadley, b. 1808 (son of No. 30), and Mrs. Mary 
Parker Putnam ; 2 children : 

174 i. James' W., b. Oct. 3, 1846; d. single, July 3, 1870. 

175 ii. George' H., b. May 28, 1854; m. Annie M. Tanner, 

June I, 1879; 2 children: 

(a) Mabel' L., b. Oct. 16, 1881. 

(b) George' F., b. Feb. 25, 1889. 

100. Jacob" Hadley, b. 1810 (son of No. 30), and Emeline Parcelis. 

176 i. Wm.' v., b. 183—?, d. in i860. 

177 ii. Horatio' F., d. 185 — ? 

178 iii. Cynthia' R., b. July 22, 1847; m. Silas Chamberlain, 

March 18, 1867; 2 children: 

(a) Anna' M., b. May 5, 1870; m. George D. Allen, 
Nov. 18, 1890; 4 children: 

1. Gusta," b. Dec. 13, 1891. 

2. George^ W., b. Dec. 2, 1892. 

3. Marjory,'' b. July 28, 1895. 

4. Jessie" C, b. Jan. 11, 1897. 

(b) Charles' E., b. Feb. 27, 1874; m. Mary B. 
Davies, April 7, 1899; i child: 

I. Evart° H., b. March 6, 1900. 

102. John" P. Hadley, b. 1816 (son of No. 30), and Caroline 
Pinto. 

179 i. George' F., b. July 10, 1839; "^- Fanny A. Sherman 

in 1867 ; 2 children : 

(a) George' S., b. Dec. 20, 1876. 

(b) Frank' W., b. Sept. 21, 1869. Still single in 
1902. 

180 ii. Thomas' J., b. Oct. 20, 1840 ; d. single. 

103. William" Hadley, b. 1800 (son of No. 42), and Catharine C. 
Sayres. 

181 i. Charles' L., b. Jan. 26, 1825 ; m. Mrs. Hester' Ewing 

(nee Lewis), and d. Nov. 17, 1863; 4 children: 

(a) Lida.' 

(b) Moldena.' 

(c) Mary' E. 

(d) Charles.' 



IIO The Tibbitts or Tibbetts Family. [April 

182 ii. Eliza^ J., b. Oct. 12, 1828; m. (i), George Crawford; 

(2), Albert De Voe. No children ; d. April 18, 1891. 

183 iii. Sayres,' b. Aug. 19, 1837; "i- (i)> Sarah Askwith, 

Nov. 20, 1865; m. (2), Emma Askwith, June i, 
1876. No children. 

184 iv. Emeline' S., b. April 20, 1840; m. Alexander Camp- 

bell; d. Sept. 4, 1891 ; 2 children: 

(a) Minnie,* m. Clarence Cutter. 

(b) «? 

185 V. Mary' M., b. Sept. 18, 1842; m. George Cutter; d. 

April 30, 1900 ; 4 children : 

(a) George* H. F., b. Sept. 15, 1867; m. Ida E. 
Longeill, Dec. 4, 1893; 4 children: 

1. Ida» E., b. Dec. 9, 1894. 

2. MabeP E., b. Sept. 29, 1896. 

3. Marion" L., b. Feb. 12, 1898. 

4. Viola^ M., b. Oct. 14, 1899. 

(b) John,' reached maturity and married. 

(c) Qarence.* 

(d) William,' reached maturity and married. 

186 vi. James,' b. ?; d. young. 

104. Maria' Hadley (dau. of No. 42). By first husband Abram 
Horton; 8 children: 

187 i. Elizabeth,' b. Oct. 29, 1834; m. Thomas Smith, July 

3, 1850; 2 children. 

188 ii. Hannah,' b. in Feb., 1836; d. single. 

189 iii. Jeremiah,' b. Sept. 20, 1838; m. Annie Blanchard; 3 

children : 

(a) Jeremiah' Jr. ; (b) Isabell,' and (c) James.* 

190 iv. Abraham' J., b. Nov. 8, 1840; m. Elizabeth McCor- 

mack, July 13, 1863; 6 children: 

(a) '?; d. in infancy. 

(b) Abraham' L., b. June 19, 1865; m. Florence L. 
Baker, no children. 

(c) Daisy' E., b. July 2, 1867; m. Wm. F. Barr; 3 
children : 

1. Wm.,* d. in infancy. 

2. Grace," b. 1895. 

3. Abraham* H. 

(d) Grace' E., b. April 20, 1870. Still single in 
1902. 

(e) Violet' H., b. Sept. 20, 1876; m. Eugene 
Wheelock; i child: 

I. Sterling,' b. in 1900. 

(f) Arthur,' b. May 27, 1878; d. in infancy. 



Ig20.1 The Tibhitts or Tibbetts Family. Ill 

191 V. William/ b. Oct. 4, 1842; m. Mary Bogart; i child: 

(a) Laura,' m. Angus Fox; i child: i. Angus® Jr. 

192 vi. Louisa/ b. Dec. 2, 1844. Still single in 1902. 

193 vii. Benjamin,' b. Feb. i, 1846; m. Mary Cutting; 3 

children : 

(a) Mabel,* m. a Mr. Carman. 

(b) Benjamin,* Jr., single in 1902. 

(c) Charles.* Single in 1902. 

194 viii. Edwin,' b. in 1848; d. in infancy. 

By second husband Cornelius Lewis, 4 children. 

195 ix. Maria,' m. Wm. Penny ; 5 children : 

(a) Wm.,*Jr.; (b) Mary* E.; (c) Hester,* (d) 
Charles* E. ; (e) Henry.* 

196 X. Hester,' m. (i), a Mr. Ewing; 1 child; m. (2), 

Charles L. Hadley; 4 children. (See No. 181). 

By first husband ? Ewing: 

(a) Thomas.* 

197 xi. Cornelius,' Jr., d. single. 

198 xii. Moses.' 

105. Eliza* Hadley, b. 1804 (dau. of No. 42), and ? Briggs. 

199 i. Eliza,' d. in infancy. 

200 ii. Edwin,' d. young. 

113. Mary* Hadley, b. 1816 (dau. of No. 46), and William 
Samler. 

201 i. Maria' C, b. April 22, 1835 ; m. John King, Feb. 4, 

1857; I child: 

(a) Charles* G., b. June 16, 1858; m. Rose Fitz- 

simmons ; i child : 

I. Cyrus® S., b. Aug. 3, 1882. 

202 ii. Mary' E., b. April 7, 1836; not m. 

203 iii. Ella,' b. Sept. 9, 1838; m. C. V. Hough and had 3 

children ; d. March 4, 1903. 

(a) Mary* H., never m. 

(b) Leah* T., m. Edward McConnell; i child: i. 
Charles,® b. 1888. 

(c) James* W., m. Annette Lord in 1891 ; 2 chil- 
dren. 

204 iv. William' C, b. Sept. 9, 1843; "i- Louisa Gaddy; 3 

children. 

205 V. Georgianna' H., b. Sept. 17, 1846; m. John F. Tillman 

(or tallman?) on Jan. 24, 1868; i child: (a) Albert* 
V. W., m. Frances Manar, June 27, 1901. 

121. Mary* Vermilye, b. 1778 (dau. of No. 47), and Evander 
Childs. 



The Tibbitts or Tibbetts Family. [April 

206 i. Casper^ C, b. Dec. 6, 1803; m. Sophronia (or 

Josyntje) Horton ; 8 children: 

(a) Mary* V., m. (i), Melancthon Bliss; m. (2), a 
Mr. Thompson. 

(b) Sophronia,* m. Douglas Taylor. 

(c) Casper* C, Jr. 

(d) Louisa,* m. Mr. Bell. 

(e) Clarissa,* m. Mr. Curtis. 

(f) Sarah* A., m. Mr. Horr. 

(g) Charles* B., d. single, 
(h) Walter* L. 

207 ii. Evander,' Jr., b. Oct. 30, 1805 ; m. Sinche' V. Clark 

[see No. 126 (b)] on May 26, 1839, had 6 children; 
d. Aug. 17, 1874: 

(a) Augustus* F., b. Sept. 27, 1840; d. single, Feb. 
13, "1901. 

(b) Mary* A., b. Nov. 13, 1841 ; d. single. Mar. 17, 
1900. 

(c) Evander,* b. Aug. 12, 1843 ! rn. Ella Beck, Jan. 
15, 1873; 4 children: 

1. Frederick" A., b. Oct. 15, 1873. 

2. Ella" v., b. April 8, 1876. 

3. Ada," b. Oct. 12, 1878. 

4. Ruth," b. Jan. 27, 1886. 

(d) George* S., b. Dec. 16. 1845; d. single April 25, 
1866. 

(e) Albert* M., b. Dec. 20, 1848; m. (i) Caroline 
A. Curry, Dec. 16, 1875; no children; m. (2), 
Rachel McCormick ; no children. 

(f) Isaac* C, b. June 19, 1851. 

208 iii. Augustus' F., b. March 11, 1808; m. Prescilla A. 

Metcalfe; no children. 

209 iv. Walter' L., b. Nov. 21, 181 1 ; m. (i), Mary Curry; 2 

children; (2), Margaret Headcastle, 8 children. 

By first wife, Mary Curry : 

(a) Evander,* d. young. 

(b) Mary* V., d. single in Aug., 1891. 

By second wife, Margaret Headcastle: 

(c) Walter* L., Jr. 

(d) John.* 

(e) Augustus* F. 

(f) John* A. 

(g) Annie* C, m. Charles Tilley. 
(h) Charles.* 

(i) Margaret.* 
(j) George.* 



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210 V. John^ v., b. Nov. 15, 1813; m. (i) ?, no chil- 

dren; m. (2), Irene ?, 6 children: 

By second wife, Irene ?: 

(a) Irene' V.; (b) Emma ;« (c) Mary* B.; (d) Wal- 
ter' A.; (e) Sidney' T. ; (f) Frances' V. 

211 vi. Mary' V., b. Nov. 6, 1817; m. George Smith, May 4, 

1845; 8 children: 

(a) Walter' L., b. March i, 1846; d. single, Nov. 19, 
1877. 

(b) Caspar' C, b. Nov. 16, 1847; "i. Emma Kragh ; 
no children. 

(c) George,' Jr., b. Aug. 10, 1849; m- Mary L. S. 
Tufts ; 5 children : 

I. Elsie" v.; 2. Marjorie" S. ; 3. SamueP S.; 4. 
Dorothea" H.; 5. Eleanor" C. 

(d) Victor' C., b. Aug. 21, 1851 ; m. Sarah J. Wells ; 
I child; d. July 18, 1902: 

I. Clifford" V. 

(e) Kate.' b. Feb. 27, 1853; m. Wm. Myers; no 
children. 

(f) Mary' v., b. March 3, 1856; d. single, July i, 
1858. 

(g) Clara' C, b. Oct. 14, 1858. 
(h) Charles' J., b. Sept. 12, 1862. 

122. John* Vermilye, Jr. (son of No. 47), and Mary Hewson; 
5 children: 

212 i. Mary,' b. Dec. 25, 1809; m. James Ward, Feb. 9, 

1829, and d. June 14, 1884; 7 children: 

(a) Katherine' J., b. Dec. 30, 1829; m. Joseph T. 
Hallock, June 17, 1850; d. March 21, 1874; 4 
children : 

1. Gabriel" M., b. May 10, 185 1 ; m. Mary J. 
Dowling; i child: 

la. Henry" H., b. June 13, 1875 ; m. Annie 
Gerrity; 2 children: Henry, '^ b. 1899; 
George,'^ b. 1902. 

2. Adeline," b. May 11, 1853; m. Joseph 
Temple. 

3. Henry" H., b. Sept. 3, 1855 ; m. Julia Russell. 

4. Amellia" M., b. Dec. 17, 1857; d. in 1861. 

(b) Josiah,' b. Sept. 25, 1830. 

(c) Angeline,' b. March 25, 1832; m. John Quigley. 

(d) Amellia,' b. June 12, 1839. 

(e) Margaret,' b. Nov. 25, 1841 ; m. John Payne. 



114 The Tibbitts or Tibbetts Family. [April 

(f) Lewis* F., b. March 6, 1844. 

(g) Caroline* M., b. May 6, 1849; "i- Wm. K. Fer- 
ris, Jan. 31, 1870. 

213 ii. Isaac,' b. 181 1; m. Mary Lambet, 1842; d. 1875; 3 

children : 

(a) Isaac,* Jr., b. 1848; m. Mary White in 1876; 4 
children : 

I. Isaac,° b. Jan. 24, 1877. 
, 2. Lester,^ b. Sept. 25, 1881. 

3. Millard," b. Nov. 29, 1885. 

4. Howard," b. April 29, 1888. 

(b) Sarah* E., m. Edward Bonnell, July 15, 1853. 

(c) Mary* E., m. E. Turner. 

214 iii. Sarah,' b. Dec. 15, 1816; m. Jackson P. Ga Nun, 

March 23, 1842 ; d. June 5, 1902 ; 6 children. 

215 iv. Richard,' d. in childhood. 

216 V. Cynthia' (or Asenath?), m. Edwin A. Firby, July 16, 

1834- 

i26-(c). John' V. Clark, b. 1818 (son of No. 126), and Caroline 
Jordan. 

217 i. Milton.* 

218 ii. Ella,* m. Nathaniel Tuttle. 

219 iii. Annie,* m. Thomas Hood. 

220 iv. Carrie.* 

i26-(d). Eliza' Clark, b. 1820 (dau. of No. 126), and John 
Morton. 

221 i. Catherine* T., m. Charles Halstead. 

222 ii. Albert,* single. 

223 iii. Emma,* single. 

224 iv. John,* single. 

i26-(i). Nancy' Clark, b. 1831 (dau. of No. 126), and Edmund 
R. Tate. 

225 i. Melvin.* 

226 ii. Vincent,* m. Alice Peterson. 

227 ii. Edmund.* 

228 iv. Albert.* 

214. Sarah' Vermilye, b. 1816 (dau. of No. 122), and J. P. Ga 
Nun. 

229 i. Thomas* P., b. March 12, 1843 ; d. Aug. 8, 1844. 

230 ii. Margaret* J., b. Nov. 23, 1844; m. Stephen Bateman, 

Nov. 29, 1866; 7 children: 

(a) Maude" M., b. Aug. 25, 1867; m. J. E. Thurs- 
ton; 2 children: 
I. Adele." 



1920.] The Tibbitts or Tibbetts Family. 115 

2. Margaret.'" 

(b) Lulu," b. Jan. 8, 1869. 

(c) Leslie" V., b. June 7, 1871 ; in. M. T. Tamblyn; 
I child. 

(d) Gertrude," b. July 24, 1873; '■"• George B. Dill. 

(e) Mabel," b. Jan. 15, 1876; m. Wm. Meehan; 3 
children : 

I. Lulu'" A. ; 2. Wm.," Jr. ; 3. Leroy." 

(f) Edith" G. N., b. Dec. 26, 1879; m. Herbert C. 
Gile. 

(g) Adele," b. Jan. 12, 1883. 

231 iii. Thomas' Y., b. Oct. 4, 1846. 

232 iv. Alfred' M., b. Nov. 10, 1848; m. Mary L. McNamara, 

April 29, 1869; II children: 

(a) Blanche" A., b. Jan. 26, 1870 ; m. J. T. Sher- 
wood, Jan. 30, 1889. 

(b) Theodore" Y., b. Aug. 9, 1871 ; m. Irene Mc- 
?, Mav 27, 1894. 

(c) Annie" L.," b. Feb. 8, 1873; m. G. W. Walker, 
Nov. 22, 1893. 

(d) Alfred" E., b. Sept. 26, 1874; m. C. Ross, April 
27, 1898. 

(e) Minnie" E., b. June 7, 1876; d. May i, 1877. 

(f) Mary" U., b. June 11, 1878; d. May 4, 1879. 

(g) Tackson" E., b. March 21, 1880. 

(h) "Daniel" D., b. April 10, 1882; d. Aug. 5, 1882. 
(i) Florence," b. May 27, 1883. 
(j) Raymond," b. Dec. 14, 1885. 
(k) Harold" R., b. May 8, 1889. 

233 V. Ashbel' G., b. April 25, 1852. 

234 vi. Sarah' U., b. Sept. 25, 1855 ; m. Charles B. Laraway, 

Oct. 27, 1885 ; 2 children : 

(a) Henry" D., b. July 18, 1886. 

(b) Erie" R., b. Nov. 20, 1887. 

The above genealogy is, of course, very incomplete, and in reality 
professes to be only a beginning. We especially regret our inability to 
discover and present some account of the descendants of the 5 male 
cousins bearing the name Tippett, and who are mentioned in 1761 
and 1769, viz. : George,^ Thomas,^ Henry, ^ Stephen^ and Wm.,° Jr. 
As to George,^ there is one other possible theory in addition to that 
given under No. 64 of the genealogy. This is, that the George Tip- 
pett who m. Eleanor De Voe, might possibly have been a son 
of George'^ or even of Thomas,^ instead of George^ himself as 
argued above. We think this unlikely, but it all depends on whether 
George* could have been born as far back as 1710, and his sons 
George^ and Thomas^ as ea'dy as 1730-35, and married about 171^5. 



I I 6 The Tibbitts or Tibbelts Family. [April 

Eleanor's husband could not have been a son of Henry, ^ Stephen," 
Gilbert'^ or Wm.,'^ Jr. It is possible that Stephen^ of N. Y. City, who 
was a voter there as early as Feb., 1761, may have had a grandson 
named Daniel. His brother Gilbert^ had a grandson named Daniel, 
and according to the records of the Brick Presbyterian Church of 
N. Y. City, there was also in that city a "Daniel D. Tibbets" who 
married Harriet Smith on Feb. 24, 1816. There was still another 
"Daniel Tibbet" who signed a petition in Westchester Co. in April, 
1778. He seems to have lived in the Town of Bedford, and though 
he may possibly have been a son of Geo.^ or of Thomas,^ it appears 
more likely that he had come into Bedford from Conn, or R. I. We 
also find that in 1809 there was a "William Tippets" out in Ontario 
Co., who might have been Wm.,° Jr., of Westchester Co., or more 
likely, a son of a certain "Henry Tippet" (perhaps Henry^ of 
Yonkers), who in 1790, lived in the town of Mohawk, Montgomery 
Co. This Henry of Montgomery Co., had 4 sons and 6 daughters 
and it may be that he was the ancestor of the Tippet family at Mid- 
dleburg, Schoharie Co., instead of Henry of Catskill, as suggested on 
an earlier page of this work. For the benefit of any who may desire 
to investigate further the question as to what became of George," 
Thomas,'' Henry'' and Wm.,^ Jr., of Yonkers, shortly before the war, 
we would suggest that they consult the census of 1790. and in addi- 
tion to those already named, that is, Henry of Catskill, Henry of 
Mohawk. Thomas of Easton, Washington Co., and Wm. of Ontario 
Co., in 1809, search also for local records of George of Monkton, 
Addison Co., Vt. ; George of Glastonbury, Bennington Co., Vt. ; 
James of Pittstown, Rens. Co., N. Y. ; Henry of Westport, Bristol 
Co., Mass. ; Thomas of Litchfield, Conn., and Wm. of Warwick, R. I. 
These are a few names selected from about 123 heads of Tibbitts 
families in N. Y. and New England in 1790. During or after the 
war Thomas* Tippett moved to North Castle, Westchester Co,, 
where he was living in May, 1784. 

The Tippett family in Westchester Co. suffered many hardships 
during the Revolutionary War, for they lived right in the heart of 
the conflict, in the Neutral Ground, which might be called the No- 
Man's Land of that day. Several forts were built just north of their 
home and others near by just across the Spuyten Duyvil Creek on 
Manhattan Island. What it meant to them with the war raging all 
about them, with neighbor fighting against neighbor and with their 
own family divided in its allegiance, it is difficult to realiz2 even in 
these days. We are pleased to say, however, that there is no record 
that any of the few in the family who were known or believed to be 
Royalists, ever took any active part in the fighting. They may have 
been restrained by regard for their more numerous relatives who 
were actually fighting on the other side. Gilbert'^ was the most out- 
spoken Royalist among them and his history is continued in part 
second of this work, which immediately follows. 

( To be continued^ 



1920.] Necrology, \^\^. Il7 





1HecrolOG\>, 1910 


Necrologist 

Biographical 

ince the last 

1st, 1919, of 

ife Members 




Contributed by Henry Snyder Kissam, 




The New York Genealogical and 
Society announces the loss by death s 
annual report of the Necrologist, Apri 
fifteen members, of whom eight were L 




and seven were Annual Members, viz: 






IN MEMORIAM 






WILLIAM WALDORF ASTOR. 

Baron Astor of Hever, Viscount Astor, 


Ufe Member 




EDWARD GUYRE BURGESS, 


Life Member 




ANDREW CARNEGIE. 


Life Member 




WOODBURY GERSDORF LANGDON, 


Lite Member 




MRS. JAMES MARSLAND LAWTON. 


Life Member 




FREDERICK AUGUSTUS SCHERMERHORN, 


Life Member 




CHARLES GRISWOLD THOMPSON. 


Life Member 




FRANK WINFIELD WOOL WORTH. 


Life Member 




HERBERT MERRITT CHESTER, 


Annual Member 




LIEUT. COL. ASA BIRD GARDINER, U. S. A.. 


Annual Membe' 




WILLIAM HENRY LEFFERTS. 


Annual Member 




CALVIN SLOANE MAY. M. D.. 


Annual Member 




THOMAS JEFFERSON NEWKIRK. 


Annual Member 




WILLIAM SALOMON. 


Annual Member 




LAWRENCE EUGENE SEXTON, 


Armual Member 






^^^^■■B 



Il8 Necrology , \<^\t). [April 

William Waldorf Astor, Baron Astor of Hever, Viscount 
Astor, capitalist, statesman, diplomatist, author, man of letters, pub- 
lisher and philanthropist, was born in the old Astor mansion, Fifth 
Avenue and Thirty-third Street, New York City, March 31, 1848. 
He was the son of John Jacob Astor, of New York, by his wife, 
Charlotte Augusta Gibbes, daughter of a well-known merchant of 
South Carolina. He died suddenly of heart disease in his home at 
Brighton, England, October 18, 1919, in his 72nd year. He was 
educated by private tutors in Europe and the United States, and 
graduated from Columbia University Law School, LL.B., in 1875. 

He was the first of the Astors in the United States to depart 
from the established custom of devoting all time to the advance- 
ment of the business interests of the great landed holdings of the 
family. He entered into the political life of his native land, and in 
1877, was elected an Assemblyman to represent a district of New 
York City ; in 1879, he was elected a State Senator from the Eleventh 
Senatorial District of that State, in which capacity he served until 
1881. In 1882, he was appointed by President Arthur as Minister 
to Italy, a diplomatic position which he filled until 1885. His life 
in Italy, outside of his diplomatic career, was that of a man of let- 
ters, and it was during his residence in that land of romance that 
he wrote his two well-known novels depicting Italian mediaeval life. 
During this same period, he was a frequent anonymous contributor 
of sonnets and verses for publication in his own magazines in Lon- 
don, Eng. In 1890, he succeeded his father as the head of his 
branch of the Astor family in the LTnited States, and shortly there- 
after, removed to England to live, making his home in London at 
his residence, Carlton House Terrace. On July 11. 1899, he became 
a British subject. He purchased from the late Duke of Westminster 
the palatial "Cliveden" estate at Taplow, Bucks, England, which he 
extensively restored and subsequently gave to his oldest son as a 
wedding gift. Previously, he had purchased Anne Boleyn's birth- 
place, Tudor Castle, at Hever, near Seven Oaks, Kent, which with 
its adjacent village and surrounding properties he very greatly beau- 
tified. It was there that he made his principal English home until 
removing to Brighton, where he went into retirement some two years 
before his death. 

In 1893, he purchased the Pall Mall Gazette, then an influential 
afternoon publication, and he established the Pall Mall Magazine. 
In 191 1, he purchased the Obsenrr. a leading Sunday paper. 
Through the medium of these publications he wielded some political 
influence in support of the Conservative party. During the year 
1914, he sold the Pall Mall Gazette and the Pall Mall Magazine and 
gave the Observer to his son, Waldorf Astor. 

His charitable donations were munificent. At the time of the 
San Francisco earthquake, although no longer an American citizen, 
he gave $100,000 for the relief of the suflferers from that catas- 
trophe. The great World's War gave Viscount Astor opportunity 
for large and well directed philanthropy. He contributed generously 



1920.J Necrology, I919. I I 9 

to assist organizations for the relief of the orphaned and wounded, 
throwing open his estates for the shelter of invalided soldiers and 
war workers, and in all ways he was at the service of the Govern- 
ment when called upon. 

In the 1916 New Year List, King George made him a peer with 
the title of Baron Astor of Hever, and in the King's Birthday List 
of June, 1917, he was elevated to the rank of Viscount. On elevation 
to the peerage, in the necessary formality attendant upon such eleva- 
tion, in registering his coat-of-arms at the herald's office, he adopted 
arms wherein the principal armorial devices on the shield were the 
figures of a North American Indian and that of a fur trapper to- 
gether with a falcon resting on an armed wrist. The falcon was 
the device of the House of D'Astorga of Castile, Spain, from which 
house he traced his descent from the year 1085. 

In 1878, he married Mary Dahlgren Paul, daughter of James 
W. Paul, of Philadelphia. They at that time made their home at 
No. 4 East Thirty-third Street, New York City, with summer resi- 
dence at Newport, R. I. His wife died in England, in 1894, and 
her remains were brought to New York City and deposited in the 
Astor vault in Trinity Church Yard. 

He is survived by his elder son. Major the Honorable Waldorf 
Astor, M.P., of "Cliveden," who married Mrs. Nancy Witcher 
(Langhorne) Shaw, of Virginia, and who succeeded to his father's 
titles ; and by a younger son. Captain the Honorable John Jacob 
Astor of London, who married Lady (Minto) Nairne; and by a 
daughter Pauline Astor, who married Captain H. H. Spender-Clay, 
a veteran of the Boer War and Unionist M. P. for the Tonbridge 
Division of Kent. 

Viscount Astor was a Life Member of the New York Genea- 
logical and Biographical Society, to which he was elected December 
9,'i88i. 

Edward Guyre Burgess, grain broker and merchant, was born 
in Albany, N. Y.. in 1848 ; he died at his home. No. 132 South Moun- 
tain Avenue, Montclair, N. J., June i, 1919, in his 75th year. 

He came to New York City at an early age and entered into the 
grain elevator business with his father in the early eighteen sixties, 
and was actively engaged in that business up to the time of his 
death. He was President of the International Elevating Company 
of New York. 

Mr. Burgess was one of the oldest active members of the Pro- 
duce Exchange, and had served as President and Vice-President of 
that body, and also had served on many of its important commit- 
tees. He was for many years a Trustee of the Gratuity Fund of 
the Produce Exchange. He was also a member of the Maritime 
Exchange. 

In 1874, he removed to Montclair, N. J., where he afterwards 
lived. He was a charter member of the Montclair Qub, Montclair 



I20 Necrology, lt)lq. [April 

Athletic Club and of the Essex County Country Club. He was a 
member of the New York State Society of the Sons of the Revo- 
lution. He was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church and a 
vestryman thereof for many years. 

Mr. Burgess is survived by three sons, Charles E. Burgess, of 
Montclair, N. J. ; Edward Guyre Burgess, Jr., of Medford, Oregon, 
and Capt. Herbert R. Burgess, of the United States Expeditionary 
Force, serving in Germany at the time of the writing of this notice. 

Mr. Burgess was a Life Member of the New York Genealogical 
and Biographical Society, to which he was elected May lo, 1901. 

Andrew Carnegie, a Life Member of the New York Genea- 
logical and Biographical Society, died August 11, 1919. An ex- 
tended sketch of Mr. Carnegie's career will be seen in the leading 
article of the January, 1920, issue of this publication. 

Woodbury Gersdorf Langdon, a Life Member of the New 
York Genealogical and Biographical Society, died April 20, 1919. 
An extended sketch of Mr. Langdon's life will be found in the 
October, 1919, issue of this publication, pages 317-18. 

Mrs. James Marsland Lawton, a Life Member of the New 
York Genealogical and BiographicSl Society, died August 22, 1919. 
An extended sketch of Mrs. I^vrton's life will be found as the lead- 
ing article in the April, 1920, issue of this publication. 

Frederick Augustus Schermerhorn, a Life Member of the 
York Genealogical and Biographical Society, died March 20, 1919. 
An extended sketch of the life of Mr. Schermerhorn may be seen 
as the leading article in the October, 1919, issue of this publication. 

Charles Griswold Thompson, bank president, was bom in 
1840. He was a son of the late David Thompson, of New York City, 
by his wife Sarah Diodati Gardiner ; he died at his late residence. No. 
36 East 67th Street, New York City, December 8, 1919, in the 79th 
year of his age. 

He was a descendant of one of the oldest families in America 
on his father's side, and on the maternal side, was a descendant of 
Lion Gardiner, the first Lord of the Manor of Gardiner's Island, 
New York. 

Mr. Thompson was a Life Member of the New York Genea- 
logical and Biographical Society, to which he was elected January 
25, 1907. 

Frank Winfield Woolworth, merchant and capitalist, was 
born on a farm in Rodman. Jefferson Co., N. Y., April 13, 1852. 
He was a son of John H. Woolworth by his wife Fanny McBrier, 
and on his father's side a descendant of Richard Woolworth, who 
came to this country from England in 1635, and settled in Massa- 
chusetts. He died suddenly at his country home, "Winfield Hall," 
Glen Cove, L. L, N. Y., April 8, 1919, in his 67th year. 



1920.] Necrology, ic)i(). 121 

Mr. Woolworth was educated in the district public schools in 
the winter time, working on the farm in the summer time, and at 
the age of nineteen he entered a Commercial College in Watertown, 
N. Y. He began his business career in 1873, as a porter for a dry- 
goods firm in Watertown, N. Y. After filling several business posi- 
tions, he started his first five and ten cent store in Utica, N. Y., on 
February 22, 1879, ^"d subsequently opened similar stores in several 
cities in Pennsylvania. He started these enterprises in debt ; and 
during the first few years of his engagement in this business, failure 
attended his efforts. By 1886, he had established a permanent foun- 
dation for his business and thereafter continued to open new stores 
as fast as his finances would permit him to do so without borrowing 
money. In 1895, he opened his first big store in Brooklyn, N. Y. In 
19 1 2, he combined his various stores into a single corporation, known 
as the F. W. Woolworth Company, with a capital of $65,000,000, 
owning and operating over one thousand stores in the United States 
and Canada, and seventy-five stores in Great Britain. His success 
was the logical result of his initiative, persistence and exceptional 
business genius. 

As a fitting crown to his remarkable career, he erected the colos- 
sal fifty-seven story Woolworth Building in New York City, 792 
feet high— the tallest building in the world — at a cost of $14,000,- 
000, every dollar of which came from the profits made in the five and 
ten cent stores of the Woolworth Company. This building stood 
free of mortgage and debt at the time of Mr. Woolworth's death. 

Mr. Woolworth was a director of the Irving National Bank of 
New York City, a member of the Chamber of Commerce and of 
the Merchants' Association of New York City, and also a member 
of several social and business men's clubs. 

He married, June 11, 1876, at Grand Bend, N. Y., Jennie Creigh- 
ton, daughter of Thomas Creighton, of Picton, Ontario, Canada. 
He is survived by his widow, who is an invalid, and by three daugh- 
ters, viz.: Helena, the wife of Charles E. F. McCann; Jessie, the 
wife of James Donahue, and Edna Woolworth, all of whom at 
his death, resided at Mr. Woolworth's New York residence, No. 
990 Fifth Avenue. 

Mr. Woolworth was a Life Member of the New York Genea- 
logical and Biographical Society, to which he was elected January 
13, 1914. 

Herbert Merritt Chester, retired, was born in Brooklyn, 
N. Y., January 29, 1858. He was a son of John Hicks Chester by 
his wife Emeline Merritt, who were both of Stonington, Conn. He 
died at his late residence, No. 19 West io6th Street, New York City, 
August 22, 19 19, in his 62nd year. 

In his early life his family removed from Brooklyn, N. Y., to 
North Stonington, Conn., and he received his education in the schools 
of that town. He came to New York to pursue his career and early 
became devoted to the study of photography and produced many 



122 Necroiogy, ic)i(). | April 

remarkable and artistic photographic reproductions of eastern and 
western scenery. He developed a great interest in American His- 
tory and became a devoted laborer in the interests of the Empire 
State Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, representing 
that Society at National Conventions and serving it on several im- 
portant committees. In early years he was a First Sergeant in the 
Rhode Island State Militia. He manifested a marked interest in 
genealogical research and had compiled a biography of the Chester 
Family, tracing his American ancestry back to 1663. 

His maternal grandfather, Samuel Merritt, of Stonington, Conn., 
with his company of patriots in the Revolutionary War, bravely de- 
fended the town against the attack of landing parties from British 
ships, while his grandmother, Sally Partlow, melted her pewter 
dishes and ran them into bullets, which with food for the defenders 
in the early dawn of August nth, she carried on horseback to the 
troops repelling the attacks. Mr. Chester married in New York City, 
March 22, 1886, Mrs. Emma A. (Greely) Merrit. He is survived 
by his widow. He was an Annual Member of the New York Genea- 
logical and Biographical Society, to which he was elected April 20, 
1916. 

Lieut. Col. Asa Bird Gardiner, U. S. A., lawyer, was born in 
New York City, September 30, 1839. He was the son of Asa Gar- 
diner by his wife Rebeka Willard Bentley. He died suddenly of 
apoplexy at his home, "Orrell Manor," Suffern, N. Y., March 28, 
1919, in his 80th year. He was educated in the New York public 
schools and graduated from the College of the City of New York, 
A.B., 1859; A.M., 1862, and from the New York University Law 
School, LL.B., i860; LL.D., 1876. He was the recipient of honor- 
ary degrees from several other colleges. He was admitted to the 
New York State Bar in November, i860, and was practicing in New 
York when the Civil War broke out. He served from early in the 
War and until wounded, July i, 1863, enrolling May 21, 1861, at 
New York City, and being mustered in as First Lieutenant, Co. H, 
31st N. Y. Infantry of the N. Y. State Volunteers, and rose to the 
brevet rank of Captain in the U. S. Volunteers tjn May 13, 1865. 
When the war was over he entered the service of the Regular Army as 
a Second Lieutenant of the 9th U. S. Infantry on July 20, 1866, and 
continued on active service until December 8, 1888, when he was 
retired for disability incurred in the line of duty, with the rank of 
Major in the Judge Advocate General's Department. He had 
served as Professor of Law at the U. S. Military Academy at West 
Point, with the rank of Lieut. Col., from 1874 to 1878, and was Act- 
ing Assistant Secretary of War from 1887-1888. In 1917, he was 
breveted Major General of the Military Forces of the State of New 
York, under concurrent resolution of the State Legislature "for gal- 
lant conduct in the Gettysburg campaign (of 1863, as Captain of Co. 
I, 22nd Regiment of the New York Guard) and for gallant and 
meritorious services during the war." 



1920.] Necrology, iq^q. 123 

He was elected District Attorney of New York County in Novem- 
ber, 1897, and conducted that office until some time in the year 1900. 

General Gardiner was a member of many societies and organiza- 
tions ; he was a trustee of the American College of Musicians, Sachem 
of the Tammany Hall Society, Member of the Phi Beta Kappa, and 
of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternites. Member of the Military 
Order of the Loyal Legion and of the James Monroe Post of the 
G. A. R. He was an incorporator and member of the United States 
Military Service Institute, a Deputy to the Protestant Episcopal 
General Convention from 1886. representing the Long Island Diocese 
and was a member of the Church's Standing Committee on Archives 
from 1892. He was Secretary-General of the General Society of 
the Cincinnati from 1884, and President of the Rhode Island State 
Society of the Cincinnati from 1899 ; he was a founder and incor- 
porator of the Society of the Sons of the Revolution, President of 
the Military Society of the War of 181 2 since 1909, and Colonel- 
Commandant of the Veteran Corps of Artillery, State of New York. 
He was also a member of the Union, Metropolitan, Manhattan, 
Church, Seventh Regiment Veterans, Delta Kappa Epsilon and 
United Service Clubs. 

He was the author of several works on Military Law and the 
author of various essays on historical topics, and was a frequent, 
fluent and edifying speaker on historical matters before the mem- 
bers of the various historical or patriotic societies to which he 
belonged. 

He was of Mayflower descent and in later years his interests 
directed themselves largely to the study of history, biography and 
genealogy. 

General Gardiner was married first on October 18, 1865, to 
Mary Austen, who died in 1900. He married a second time, Novem- 
ber 5, 1902, to Harriet Isabella Lindsay. He is survived by his 
widow and five sons, viz. : Norman Bentley Gardiner, of Staten 
Island, N. Y. ; Asa Bird Gardiner, Jr. ; Lieut. John de B. W. Gar- 
diner, of New York City ; Wijliam Howard Gardiner, of New York 
City, and Major Philip Parkhurst Gardiner, of New York City. 

He was an Annual Member of the New York Genealogical and 
Biographical Society, to which he was elected February 10, 1899. 

William Henry Lefferts, commission merchant, retired, was 
born March 25, 1847, in Brooklyn, N. Y. He was the son of Col. 
Marshall Lefferts (who was born at Bedford, Long Island, N. Y., 
January 16, 1821, and who died July 3, 1876) and his wife Mary 
"Allan (born March 12, 1826; died January 18, 1883), who were mar- 
ried June 4, 1845. He died December 18, 1919, of heart disease, at 
his late residence. No. 308 Lexington Avenue, New York City, in 
his 73rd year. 

In 1870, Mr. Lefferts entered the East Indian Importing house 
of Morewood and Company, a firm engaged in the sugar business, 



124 Necrology, 19 19. [April 

in which firm his father had also been a partner. He retired as 
senior member of the firm in 19 17. He estabHshed a reputation for 
the higliest integrity and unimpeachable character in his business 
relations, and for sound judgment and great knowledge in matters 
pertaining to the sugar industry, and also for giving most valued 
services to the corporations and associations to which he belonged. 

His ancestry was Dutch on both sides, with the sole exception of 
the ancestry of his mother, who was of early English colonial blood. 
His paternal ancestor Lefifert Pieterse Van Haughwout, came from 
Houghwout, Holland, in 1660, and settled in Flatbush, Long Island, 
and there married Abigail Van Nuyse. His father, the late Col. 
Marshall Lefiferts, commanded the 7th Regiment (National Guard 
of the State of New York) in the service of the United States dur- 
ing the Civil War. 

Mr. LefTerts married, January 17, 1872, Edith Crane, daughter 
of John Josiah Crane, of New York City. He is survived by his 
widow, a son Barent Lefiferts, of New York City; a daughter, Elsie 
LefTerts, who is the wife of Blair S. Williams, of New York City, 
and by a grand-daughter, Edith Lefiferts Allen, the child of his 
deceased daughter, Edith Crane Lefiferts, who married William 
Bradford Allen, of Farmington, Conn. 

Mr. Lefiferts was an Annual Member of the New York Genea- 
logical and Biographical Society, to which he was elected April 13, 
1900. 

Calvin Sloane May, M.D., physician, was born in 1848, at 
Naugatuck, Conn. He was a son of James Wilson May by his wife 
Abigail P. Hotchkiss ; he died suddenly at his residence. No. 205 
West 57th Street, New York City, April 26, 19 19, in his 72nd year. 

He was educated in the Naugatuck schools, and graduated from 
Yale University Medical School. M.D., in 1873. He was house 
surgeon in the New Haven Hospital for a time, and afterwards As- 
sistant Physician and Acting Superintendent of the Connecticut 
Hospital for the Insane from 1872 to 1879. From 1879 to 1882, 
he was Superintendent and Physician of the State Hospital for the 
Insane at Danvers, Mass. In 1883, he came to New York City and 
engaged in the general practice of medicine. For thirty years he 
was, during the summer season, the resident house physician at the 
United States Hotel in Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 

Dr. May married, February 24, 1878, in St. John, New Bruns- 
wick, Canada, Rebecca P. Gushing. He is survived by his widow 
and by one daughter, Eleanor Gushing May. 

He was an Annual Member of the New York Genealogical and 
Biographical Society, to which he was elected February 25, 1918. 

Thomas Jefferson Newkirk, real estate and tax agent of the 
Rock Island Railroad lines, was born in Madison County, Indiana, 
October 30, 1854 ; he died suddenly at Daytona, Fla., December 2J, 



Ig2o.] Necrology, \c)\(). 1 25 

19 19. He was the fourth son of Daniel Bayless and Polly (Hamil- 
ton) Newkirk, of Rush County, Indiana. 

In early life, he moved with his parents to Rush County, Indiana, 
where his father became one of the largest land owners in the 
county. After his graduation from law school at Ann Arbor, 
Michigan, he was admitted to practice at the Rushville, Indiana, bar, 
in October, 1876, and soon formed a law partnership with Claude 
Cambern under the name of Cambern & Newkirk, which continued 
during most of his residence in Rushville. 

Being also a practical surveyor, he was frequently employed by 
the county and city to do such work, and after the fire of May 11, 
1892, he surveyed and plotted what is now known as the "New 
Addition" to Rushville. 

During this time he compiled the first set of real estate abstract 
books in Rush County, and the only ones yet made. Being a tire- 
less worker, and of more than usual ability, he found time to achieve 
this important work and at the same time attend to his law practice, 
which was large and often important, and though often weary, worn 
and exhausted with a multiplicity of affairs, he was always smiling, 
generous, kind-hearted "Tom Newkirk," loved by old and young, 
free from brag and bluster, petty pique or jealousy or envious dis- 
position. 

In politics, he followed in the footsteps of his father, being ever 
faithful to the Democratic party and, while never an office seeker, 
he was much sought in counsel by his party leaders, but never held 
a public office, with the exception of the time when he was Principal 
Clerk of the House of Representatives of the fifty-sixth and fifty- 
seventh sessions of the General Assembly of Indiana. 

Leaving Rushville, Ind., in the spring of 1893, he went to Rich- 
mond, Ind., where he maintained a law and abstract office until he 
took employment with the Cincinnati, Richmond & Muncie Rail- 
road, now the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad's Chicago to Cincinnati 
line, as attorney, for which company he bought considerable right 
of way and settled many claims for damages to lands adjoining the 
right of way. He entered the employ of the Chicago, Rock Island 
& Pacific Railway Company on April i, 1905, as assistant real estate 
and tax agent, with office at Little Rock, Ark. Upon the resigna- 
tion of Mr. James T. Maher, he was appointed real estate and tax 
agent, on November i, 1907, which position he filled up to the time 
of his death. It is well known among his many friends and asso- 
ciates how great an interest he always took in the welfare of the 
Rock Island and with what loyalty and ability he always worked for 
its best interests. 

In recent years he gathered and compiled genealogical data of 
considerable extent relating to the Newkirk family, and in this 
work also he took much interest, believing it to be his duty to com- 
memorate and preserve the family record. 

Mr. Newkirk married first, on November 8, 1877, to Kate Fayne, 
who was born on October 18. 1857, and who died at Rushville, Ind., 



126 Necrology, \q\q. [April 

November 9, 1878, by whom he had one son, Jesse Newkirk, born 
November i, 1878, and who died February g, 1879. On November 
27, 1879, he married a second time, at Carmel, Ind., Emma Alice 
Warren (daughter of Zina Warren), born at Carmel, Ind., July 18, 
1859. By his second marriage he had four children, viz. : 

Claude Newkirk, b. Carmel, Ind., Oct. 11, 1880; d. at Rushville, 
Ind., Sept. 28, 1891. 

Warren T. Newkirk, b. Jan. 22, 1883, at Rushville, Ind. ; he 
m. at Richmond, Ind., Dec. 29, 1903, Anna M. Stephens and 
resides at No. 7445 Princeton Ave., Chicago, 111. No chil- 
dren. 

Josephine C. Newkirk, b. Aug. 24, 1890, at Rushville, Ind. ; she 
m. June 10, 1912, Dr. N. Bruce McKay, and resides at For- 
est City, Iowa ; by whom she has had two children, viz. : 
Alice Newkirk McKay, b. Nov. 29, 1915, at Evanston, 111., 
and Mary Elizabeth McKay, b. Feb. 19, 1919, at Evanston, 
111. 

Carlisle R. Newkirk, b. Sept. 17, 1892, at Rushville, Ind.; he 
m. Jan. 27, 1912, at Chicago, 111., Eloise P. Pattison, daugh- 
ter of Charles H. Pattison, by whom he has had two chil- 
dren, viz.: Catherine Alice Newkirk, b. Nov. 17, 1912, at 
Evanston, 111.; Thomas Jefferson Newkirk, b. Sept. 27, 1918, 
at Evanston, 111. Carlisle R. Newkirk resides at 820 Sheri- 
dan Road, Evanston, 111. 

Mr. Newkirk was an Annual Member of the New York Genea- 
logical and Biographical Society, to which he was elected December 
17, 1919. He is survived by his widow and two sons and one 
daughter. 

William Salomon, an Annual Member of the New York Genea- 
logical and Biographical Society, died December 14, 1919, in his 
68th year. An extended sketch of Mr. Salomon's life will be found 
as the leading article in the July, 1920, issue of this publication. 

Lawrence Eugene Sexton, patent lawyer, was born July 26, 
1859, in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a son of David Botsford Sexton 
by his wife Caroline Elizabeth Hale. He died suddenly of heart 
disease at his office in New York City, August 30, 1919, in his 6ist 
year. 

He prepared for college at Phillip's Exeter Academy, Exeter, 
N. H., and graduated from Harvard College, A.B., cum lande in 
1884, from Columbia University School of Law, LL.B., in 1887. 
He took an active interest in class and college matters and also in 
athletic sports and for many years was a judge at the annual Har- 
vard-Yale boat race at New London, Conn. He was President of 
the Harvard Boat Club for some ten years after his graduation and 
President of the Phillip's Fleeter Academy Alumni Association of 
New York and its vicinity. He travelled extensively in the United 



1920.] A'ecrolo^y, iqlq. 12J 

States, Canada and Europe and Mexico. For some years he was 
active in the Democratic party and the Independent party in pohtics, 
and was a trustee and chairman of the Sound Currency Committee 
of the Reform Club for many years ; he was a member of the 
Executive Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of 
New York, and a member of many similar bodies, a member of the 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Zoological Garden 
Association, the American Museum of Natural History, the Acad- 
emy of Political Science, of various Civil Service Reform Associa- 
tions, the Society of the Sons of the Revolution and was an Over- 
seer of Harvard University. He was a member of many of the 
city's largest social clubs and also of many of the near-by country 
clubs. Mr. Sexton never married. 

He was an Annual Member of the New York Genealogical and 
Biographical Society, to which he was elected April 6, 1908. 



ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHIES. 

The deaths of the following named members were recorded in 
the April, 1919, issue of this publication, since which time the fol- 
lowing sketches of their lives have been obtained : 

Andrew Arthur Benton, was born in Minneapolis, Minn., 
December 17, 1873; he was the son of Arthur Hotchkiss Benton, of 
Guilford, Conn., by his wife Isabel! Anderson Craik, of Yamachichi, 
Quebec, Canada ; he died suddenly at his residence, the Royalton, 
No. 44 West 44th Street, New York City, November 19, 1918. 

Mr. Benton graduated from the University of Minnesota in 
1895, and at once entered upon a banking career. In 1905, he came 
to New York and soon became a partner in the firm of Marwick, 
Mitchell, Peat and Company, Accountants and Auditors, with which 
firm he was connected at the time of his death. 

His most vital interest, outside of his business, consisted in 
creating a wide acquaintance among boys and young men of all 
walks of life, and in taking a personal interest in their welfare and 
exerting the wholesome influence of a magnetic personality for the 
building up of a high standard of manhood amongst his proteges. 

He was a member of many civic and social clubs and scientific 
and philanthropic associations and also of the leading patriotic so- 
cieties. His interest in history led to his making a remarkable 
collection of some fourteen thousand old maps of the world, of 
North America and of the United States. 

During the war he was a devoted Red Cross worker at Camp 
Merritt, N. J., and a member, representing Minnesota, of the 
National War Work Council of the Young Men's Christian Asso- 
ciation of the United States. 

Upon coming to New York, he became a member of the Brick 
Presbjierian Church and was always a zealous and able worker 
there. 



128 Necrology, 19 ig. [April 

Mr. Benton never married. His father, a native of Guilford, 
Conn., of which place his ancestor was one of the earliest settlers, 
is now a resident with his brother, Ward H. Benton, at No. 123 
South nth Street, Minneapolis, Minn. 

Mr. Benton was an Annual Member of the New York Genea- 
logical and Biographical Society, to which he was elected March 
7, 1913- 

Timothy Matlack Cheesman, M.D., bacteriologist and sur- 
geon, was born in New York City, January 29, 1853. He was a 
son of Timothy Matlack Cheesman, M.D., by his wife Maria Louisa 
Smith ; he died at his home, "The Briars," at Garrisons-on-Hudson, 
N. Y., February 25, 1919, in his 67th year. 

Dr. Cheesman graduated from Columbia College, A.B., 1874; 
A.M., 1877, and from Columbia University, College of Physicians 
and Surgeons, M.D., 1878. He was surgeon of the Throat Depart- 
ment of the New York Dispensary, and specialized in eye, ear and 
throat diseases. In 1888, he joined the teaching staff of the Colum- 
bia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and was later 
advanced to the Professorship of Bacteriology there. When he 
retired as a member of the faculty of the University, he was made 
a Trustee of the University. 

He was a member of many scientific societies and was a past 
president of the Alumni Association of the College of Physicians 
and Surgeons. He was also a Thirty-third Degree Mason and Past 
Master of Holland Lodge, No. 8. 

He was also a member of the Society of the Cincinnati in the 
State of Connecticut, of the Society of the Sons of the Revolution, 
of the Society of the War of 1812, of the St. Nicholas Society, the 
Delta Phi Fraternity, and of the Union, University and Century 
Clubs. 

On November 6, 1884, in St. Bartholomew's Church, N. Y. City, 
Dr. Cheesman married Clara Livingston. Pie is survived by his 
widow and by three daughters, viz. : Sarah Arden Cheesman, wife 
of Albert Harkness ; Clara Livingston Cheesman, and Kate Frances 
Livingston Cheesman. 

He was an Annual Member of the New York Genealogical and 
Biographical Society, to which he was elected May 25, 1894. 

Henry Cady, Librarian of the Schoharie County, N. Y., His- 
torical Society, was born in Auriesville, Montgomery County, N. Y. ; 
he died at Schoharie Village, N. Y., Fei)ruary 19, 1919. He removed 
to Schoharie County with his family and lived in Breakabeen until 
1886 when he settled in Schoharie Village which continued to be his 
home until his death. He was of Revolutionary stock and was always 
interested in the history of his country and gave much time to the 
study of the genealogy of the families of the early settlers of 
Schoharie County and was an ardent collector of Indian and 
Revolutionary relics. 



I920.] Necrology, \(^\<:). 129 

On his mother's side, Mr. Cady was descended from the Vrooman 
family. While still a young man, a number of valuable historical 
documents came into his possession, from his maternal grandfather. 
With these documents as a nucleus, Mr. Cady accumulated a large 
collection of manuscripts, maps and Revolutionary relics pertaining 
to the history of Schoharie County. For a period of over thirty- 
five years, he devoted his spare time to compiling genealogies of 
nearly all of the settlers of that county prior to the Revolutionary 
War, much of which information he obtained from individuals 
now deceased. He also made copies of all of the older gravestone 
inscriptions in the county. Nearly every summer he journeyed on 
foot through some part of the county, on the look out for the little 
groups of family gravestones which are now so often left desolate 
and dishonored. 

The Schoharie County Historical Society, organized in 1888 and 
chartered in 1889, largely by virtue of his efforts, he being one of 
the charter members, elected him its first librarian, which office he 
held until his death. The Museum of this Society is by courtesy of 
the Board of Supervisors, located in the "Old Stone Fort" (so 
called from its having been surrounded by a stockade during the 
Revolution to provide a place of safe refuge for the inhabitants of 
the valley during the Tory and Indian raids), originally a Dutch 
Reformed Church. He took great interest in building up this 
museum and in constantly adding to its collections articles of colonial 
interest. The Museum is visited by thousands every year and will 
prove a lasting memorial to his name. 

The following is an extract from his obituary as published in a 
local paper: — 

"In 1870 he married Miss Kate Spaulding of this village, who 
survives him, as does his daughter Mrs. Alva Loucks. The death 
of his son, Harry Cady. a few years ago, as the result of an auto- 
mobile accident, was a great shock to him, leaving its impress on his 
life. For several years following his marriage he conducted a store 
near the Old Stone Fort ; on closing out his business, he became 
Postmaster, holding the ofiice for two terms to the satisfaction of 
the public and in recognition of his active interest in the Republican 
party to which he was ardently devoted. 

He took great interest in the public welfare, aiding in move- 
rnents which gave the village a water system, electric lights, the 
new High School building and modern roads, the latter he had 
charge of for many years as street commissioner. 

It is not too much to say that Henry Cady, the useful citizen, 
will be greatly missed in Schoharie." 

Mr. Cady was a Corresponding Member of the New York 
Genealogical and Biographical Society, representing Schoharie 
County, to which office he was elected July 21, 1914. 



130 Archibald Robertson. [April 



ARCHIBALD ROBERTSON, 
The Founder of the First School of Art In America. 



By Mrs. J. Warren Goddard (Geraldine Winslow Goddard). 

Address presented by Mrs. J. Warren Goddard (Geraldine Winslow 
Goddard) before the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society on 
Friday evening, February 2oth, ig20. 

This paper was compiled from the data and archives still in Mrs. Goddard's 
family, and gives the history of the first School of Art in America founded by 
her graniifather Archibald Robertson, and called the Columbian Museum and 
School of Art. 

The address was illustrated by miniatures, including the original portrait 
of Washington by Archibald Robertson, thrown on the screen and described 
by Mrs. Goddard. 



The ancestral lineage of Archibald Robertson extends as far 
back as the thirteenth century, and has a distinct genealogical value 
in the present instance because of the transmission by inheritance of 
great artistic talent, as well as versatile and brilliant literary and 
intellectual ability as evinced in the lives of the Robertson brothers 
themselves. 

We find an illustration of the above in the history of one Alex- 
ander Robertson (of the same lineage). Viscount Strahan, born in 
1640, a Jacobite nobleman who escaped to France after the Battle of 
Killiecrankie. Later, upon the accession of Queen Anne, he re- 
turned, was pardoned, and passed his later years in literary pursuits, 
achieving some more or less notable poems which were criticised 
at length by Lord Macaulay. These are now considered among the 
literary arcana of that period. 

The Robertson family moved to Aberdeen with their sons An- 
drew, Alexander, Archibald, and a younger son whose name also 
began with an A, and who died just as his talent had begun to 
distinguish itself. He lived long enough, however, to be classified 
as one of the four remarkable Robertson brothers. They were 
liberally educated at King's College, where they all equally developed 
a strong predilection for the fine arts. 

In 1782 Archibald went to Edinburgh, where he passed some 
years studying painting. His associates were Henry Raeburn, 
Walter Weir and George Watson. These formed a class of their 
own for mutual improvement, as there was no Academy of Arts in 
Aberdeen. In 1786 Archibald went to London to study at the Royal 
Academy. Here he was introduced to Sir Joshua Reynolds, and be- 
came his pupil and one of his warmest friends. This association led 
to Archibald Robertson painting his greatest miniature, which is be- 
lieved to be the only miniature of Sir Jo.shua in existence, and depicts 
the master in his scarlet cloak as Doctor of Laws, a very miracle of 
art. Over a century has passed since this was painted, but today 
the colors are as fresh as any modern production. 



■A. 



Ig20.] Archibald Robertson. I3I 

Archibald Robertson also profited much from lessons received 
from Benjamin West, and so closely applied himself to the cultiva- 
tion of his talent that before he had attained his thirtieth birthday 
he was known at the Court of St. James as "The Reynolds of 
Scotland." He also painted greater canvases, one of which represen- 
ted "The Combat of Michael and Satan," and a series of paintings 
from Ossian which received royal commendation about this time. 

After his London success, Archibald Robertson was invited by 
the venerable Dr. Gordon of King's College, Old Aberdeen, at the 
request of Dr. Kemp of Columbia College, New York, and the par- 
ticular solicitation of Chancellor Livingston and Dr. Samuel Bard, 
to cross the Atlantic to New York. After some hesitation, owing 
to the wild impressions received of the uncivilized conditions of the 
new country to which he would journey, he finally consented and 
arrived in New York on October 2nd, 1791. His previous impres- 
sions were radically changed under a personal acquaintance with the 
new republic on this side. Upon hearing of his intention to go to 
the United States, the Earl of Buchan requested an interview with 
the young artist in Edinburgh, the object of the Earl being to confide 
to him two important commissions, — one to obtain the portrait of 
General Washington, the other to present to the President of the 
United States the celebrated Wallace Box as a token of the owner's 
high esteem. This box, within which was enclosed the letter of 
introduction, was about four inches long, three broad, two deep, and 
one-eighth of an inch thick. It was made of six pieces of the heart 
of the oak tree which sheltered Sir William Wallace after the battle 
of Falkirk. The outside was finely varnished, an elegant silver bind- 
ing united the whole, and the lid, opening upon hinges one-third the 
way down the side, had a silver plate inside inscribed : 

"Presented by the Goldsmiths of Edinburgh to David 
Stuart Erskine, Earl of Buchan, with the freedom of 
of their Corporation by their Deacon, 1791." 

Robertson left an account of his first interview and subsequent 
week in the following words : 

"The bearer of Lord Buchan's compliments, although 
familiarly accustomed to intimate intercourse with 
those of the highest rank and station in his native 
country, never felt as he did on his first introduction 
to the American hero. The excitation in the mind of 
the stranger was evidently obvious to Washington, 
for, from his ordinary cold and distant address, he 
declined into the most easy and familiar intercourse in 
conversation, with a view to disembarrass his visitor 
from the agitation excited by the presence of a man 
whose exalted character had impressed him with high- 
est sentiments of respect and veneration for such lofty 
virtue. Washington easily penetrated into the heart 
and feelings of Lord Buchan's friend and left no means 



132 Archibald Robertson. [April 

untried to make him feel perfectly at ease in his com- 
pany during the period he intended to spend with him 
in Philadelphia. The General not finding his efforts 
altogether successful, introduced him to Mrs. Washing- 
ton, whose easy, polished and familiar gaiety and care- 
less cheerfulness almost accomplished a cure, by the 
aid of her grandchildren, G. W. P. Custis and Miss 
Eleanor Custis, afterwards Mrs. Lewis and wife to 
the nephew of Washington. Another effort of the 
first President to compose his guest was a family din- 
ner party, at which the General, contrary to his usual 
habit, engrossed most of the conversation at the table, 
and so delighted the company with humorous anecdotes 
that he repeatedly set the table in a roar. The only 
other members of the family at the dinner party just 
described were the two secretaries of the General, 
Major Jackson and Colonel Lear, and Colonel John 
Trumbull, who afterward became a staunch friend and 
admirer of the Scotchman. The dinner, at three 
o'clock, was plain but suitable for a family in genteel 
circumstances. There was nothing especially remark- 
able at the table but that the General and Mrs. Wash- 
ington sat side by side, the gentlemen on his right hand, 
the ladies on his left. It being on Saturday, the first 
course was mostly of eastern cod and fresh fish. A 
few glasses of wine were drank during dinner — the 
whole closed with a few glasses of sparkling cham- 
pagne in about three-quarters of an hour, when the 
General and Colonel Lear retired, leaving the ladies in 
high glee about Lord Buchan and the Wallace Box." 
It was about 1794 that Robertson became installed in the Execu- 
tive Mansion, and if my memory serves me correctly, he spent some 
three weeks at Mount Vernon with Washington. During this time 
he painted from life the two celebrated miniatures of General Wash- 
ington and Lady Washington. These are now in the possession of 
the grandsons of Robertson's eldest son, Jacob, and in the keeping 
of the Metropolitan Museum. He also painted the Washington por- 
trait in oils for Lord Buchan of a size corresponding to those in 
the notable collection of portraits in the posssession of the Earl of 
Buchan at Dryburgh Abbey, near Melrose.* Besides these, he painted 

* Washington Portrait Lost. 

Earl of Buchan Advertises for Picture of First President. 
Special Cable to New York American. 

London, March 14, igig. The Earl of Buchan, in a letter printed in a Scot- 
tish newspaper, seeks information of the whereabouts of the portrait of George 
Washington which was painted by Archibald Robertson for the eleventh Earl 
of Buchan. 

The portrait was brought to England in 1797 by Washington's private sec- 
retary, Colonel Tobias Lear. For a time it was at Deyburgh Abbey, Roxburgh- 
shire, but apparently it has disappeared. 



1920.] Archibald Robertsoti. 1 33 

a smaller one of General Washington, 9 x 12 inches, on a marble 
slab. This likeness is one of the finest originals extant. Its soft- 
ness and delicacy of tone are unrivaled. The subject is three-quarter 
view, clad in a peachblow coat with broad white ruffle down the 
front. In 1824, Trumbull, then President of the Columbian Mu- 
seum, made the following criticism : 

"If we would behold the countenance of Washington in 
his best days, we must seek it in Houdon's bust; if we 
desire to know his aspect when he began to wane, 
Robertson's portrait is the best ; only he and Stuart 
present him looking at the spectator." 
This opinion is of peculiar value as being the decision of one who 
was brought into constant and intimate relations with Washington. 

I must digress for a moment to recount the tragedy associated 
with this marble portrait. If I sound a personal note, it is because 
it is inevitable. This portrait was in the possession of my aunt, 
Mrs. Craft, and as I was the youngest daughter of the youngest 
daughter, my aunt feared I would fare poorly in the distribution of 
my grandfather's artistic work, and therefore promised to leave me 
this portrait in her will. I can remember as a child standing opposite 
it in her parlor, away from the children who were my playmates, 
and thinking almost as one does of a saint that this was to be my 
heritage. Years passed, the portrait still hung there, and I grew to 
womanhood. Two stepdaughters of my aunt lived with her and 
formed her family. During a very severe illness of my aunt, then a 
very old lady and deaf, one of these stepdaughters died and the other 
fell into melancholia from grief. A victim of melancholia is known 
at times to break suddenly into a fit of violence. In such a fit this 
girl secreted a mallet, and rising in the night, undertook to destroy 
every work of art she could reach. Fortunately, there were but few 
associated with my grandfather that she could injure, but she struck 
this marble portrait with the mallet and cracked it in seventeen 
places. Happily, not one blemish crossed the features, but in the 
great excitement which followed this was not observed at the time. 
My aunt, whose death was hastened by this circumstance, said to 
my nephew, Mr. Tarrant Putnam, then her lawyer and drawing her 
will, "Take the Washington portrait out of the house ; Geraldine 
will never care for it now.'' He naturally did as he was bid and 
the portrait became his, not mine. He sought every means to have 
it repaired, and finally took it to Ellis, the expert at Tiffany's. Ellis 
put it together on plate glass and stippled it with so much artistic 
ability that, except in certain lights, the cracks are not visible, and, 
of course, the face is uninjured. Now follows a most surprising coin- 
cidence. Upon taking the portrait from its old-fashioned frame, two 
letters fell from the back of it, one from Earl Buchan to Robertson 
expressing' his joy and appreciation of the canvas portrait just re- 
ceived ; the other an autograph letter from Washington to my grand- 
father enclosing as a mark of appreciation and friendship a lock 



134 Archibald Robertson. [April 

of his and Lady Washington's hair. When these letters were placed 
there is totally unknown, but are now among the family treasures. 
Besides these Washington portraits, Robertson painted that of Ad- 
miral Truxton, and just before his marriage, a very lovely one of 
his bride-to-be, Eliza Abramse. The latter is also in the posses- 
sion of Mr. Putnam. 

One readily concludes from the foregoing that the career of 
Robertson was established and his success insured, not only by the 
reception tendered him by Washington himself upon arriving in this 
country and the continued association with the President, but because 
of his phenomenal success already achieved in London, which I have 
referred to before as being largely responsible for the warm invita- 
tions from eminent men to come to this country at a time when the 
arts with us were almost a negligible quantity. I say "almost" be- 
cause my own memory reaches back far enough to have been 
brought up from earliest childhood constantly associated with life- 
size plaster casts of the great statues of the Loggia in Florence which 
always stood in the enclosed piazza of my grandmother's house, the 
first of their kind ever brought from abroad, I was told. How they 
came there at the date referred to, presumably about 1800, I have no 
idea, but their presence certainly proved that art in some form was 
getting to be a living force here. 

There was but one thing needed, therefore, to solidify and per- 
petuate the great future which lay before Robertson. This emerged 
from his marriage to Eliza Abramse, the talented daughter of one 
of the last of the old Dutch patroons, his sole heiress, and the for- 
tune thus inherited was the pivot upon which Robertson's future 
turned, for it enabled him to carry out his desire to remain in this 
country. The young couple established themselves at 69 Liberty 
Street, New York, which site was destined also to become the home 
of the first school of art in this country, — The Columbian Museum 
and School of Art. 

With Archibald Robertson at this time was associated his brother 
Alexander, who had joined him in 1792, and the versatile genius of 
the notable Robertson brothers is accented by the fact that, although 
associated with my grandfather in the Columbian School of Art, from 
the first Alexander's greater interest was devoted to public afifairs, 
particularly those of a municipal character, and he, together with 
other prominent men of this city with interests similar to his own, 
ultimately became one of the original incorporators of the gigantic 
public school system of New York. He was also among those who 
planned and carried out the great pageant which celebrated the 
opening of the Erie Canal, of which I shall speak later. 

It may be well here to give a sketch of the third brother, Andrew 
Robertson, who had already established for himself a reputation 
in the first rank of miniaturists in England. A pupil of Benjamin 
West and graduate of the College of Aberdeen, he made rapid strides 
in his art, and through the patronage of the Earl of Sussex, he be- 



ig2o.] Archibald Robertson. 135 

came Court Painter to George III, a miniature of whom by Andrew 
is in the possession of my nephew, Mr. CHfford Putnam. While 
acting in this capacity, there was a constant interchange of letters 
between the brothers, and copies of these fell into the hands and care 
of Andrew's daughter Emily, who lived unmarried to a very great 
age and resided at Hampton Court. With a strong attachment for 
her relatives in this country and an intense devotion to the memory 
of her father, who was her idol, she collected and sent copies of 
these letters to each member of the family, with the injunction that 
they must not be allowed to go out of their possession during her 
lifetime. These extraordinary letters contained the entire scheme of 
miniature painting in all its branches, mixture of colors, etc., and 
have since been bound in a single volume. Benjamin West also sat 
to Andrew Robertson for his portrait, and there is now in Kensing- 
ton Museum a collection of miniaiures by him. Andrew was also a 
creditable performer on the violin, which served as a bond of sym- 
pathy between himself and Niel Gow, an eccentric character of that 
period and regarded as a pet of society in London and at Bath, at 
both of which places no rout of any meaning or prominence could 
be held without his services; Niel Gow was also a personal friend 
of the Prince of Wales. A very fine miniature of Niel Gow by 
Andrew is also in the possession of my nephew. A valualbe 
treatise on miniature paintings was composed by Andrew for his 
brothers, published in America, and became an authority on 
the art. 

We now return to continue the account of the foundation of the 
Columbian Museum and School of Art, which flourished for upwards 
of thirty years. 

At the beginning of the Nineteenth Century there was little to 
forward the progress of painting in the United States. Little or no 
attempt had iDeen made to encourage emulation among artists. The 
subject, however, had not been overlooked, and among the foremost 
men of the day giving it earnest deliberation was Archibald Robert- 
son himself. His was the initial experiment upon American soil of 
a clear and definite intention to establish a school which should 
develop along the lines of those with which he had been associated 
in England. There was taught not only painting, but architecture, 
which he had learned from his father, an architect of great promi- 
nence in Scotland. Also instruction was given in shipbuilding, mak- 
ing a singular combination of subjects. The school began as an 
experiment, and like all such, had advocates for several methods of 
procedure. The result of these differences of opinion was the con- 
tinuation of the School of Art as planned by Robertson, and this 
eventually took form in the incorporation of our National Academy 
of Design in 1826. 

In 1802 Archibald Robertson was called upon to advise with re- 
gard to the contemplated Art Union. But it was not until six years 
later that the American Academy of Arts was incorporated. 



136 Archibald Robertson. [April 

The history of the vicissitudes of this parent institution spreads 
over a quarter of a century. In 1818 its affairs were in a turbulent 
state. John Trumbull was then president ; John R. Murray held the 
vice-presidency. Its directors consisted of the following well-known 
names : Cadwallader D. Colden, William Cutting, John C. Bogert, 
David Hosack, Archibald Bruce, Archibald Robertson, William 
Dunlap, John iVIcComb, Samuel L. Waldo, and James Renwick. 
Alexander Robertson was secretary, and John Pintard, treasurer. 

A contest arose as to the advisability of combining instruction 
with the exhibition of pictures. Archibald Robertson strenuously 
maintained the necessity for such a course. The opposition, led by 
Trumbull, as obstinately combated it. The latter party triumphed, 
but the victory proved to be dearly won. When dissension had so 
divided the body that its fall was merely a question of time, the 
necessity for a new organization governed by new laws was recog- 
nized. That "the president opposed the opening of schools" was 
quoted as the principal cause of the failure of this institution which 
was finally to end a melancholy existence under the hammer of the 
auctioneer. Our National Academy of Design, incorporated in 1826, 
was the direct result of the discontent created by the mistakes of its 
predecessor. This discontent finally resulted in forming a nucleus 
around Robertson which placed him in the position of leader of the 
new party. These adherents vigorously endorsed his theories re- 
garding the exhibition of paintings and methods of teaching, and 
from this parent organization emanated the modern Academy of 
Design, which still follows the original methods and from the first 
has owed its success to the tenacity of purpose and largeness of view 
which inspired its founder. 

The last public enterprise in which Archibald Robertson par- 
ticipated was the occasion of the formal opening of the Erie Canal 
in 1825. Probably no event in the history of the State ever excited 
greater enthusiasm than this triumph of human labor. The long 
contemplated union of the waters of the lakes with the Atlantic Ocean 
had, after years of toil, been brought to a successful consummation. 
Extensive preparations were made for the grand fete to celebrate 
the arrival of the first canal boat which was to start from Buffalo 
and come straight through to New York. The City of New York 
was aroused to special effort, and the superintendence of the whole 
was in the hands of the most prominent men of the time. Charles 
Rhind, cousin of Archibald Robertson, occupied the responsible 
position of "Admiral of the Day." The entire charge of such works 
of art as the event required was left to the direction of Robertson. 
It was he who designed the badge worn by the guests on the ceremo- 
nial days. This device was afterward adopted for the commemora- 
tive medals presented by the city to those gentlemen distinguished for 
public service. The medals were enclosed in boxes made of curious 
woods brought from the lakes. Accompanying this gift was a copy 
of the "Memoir of the Grand Canal Celebration" compiled by Cad- 
wallader Colden. The illustrations for this work were prepared 



1920.1 Archibald Robertson. 137 

under Robertson's care. They are curious as being the first impres- 
sions made from the first Hthographic press ever put into effectual 
operation on this side of the Atlantic. Robertson considered the 
discovery of the new art of lithographic printing — interest in which 
had already awakened in Europe by the Bavarian inventor, Alois 
Semfelder — as a most invaluable gift to mankind in multiplying with 
facility fac-similes of the works of the first rate artists. He was es- 
pecially desirous of having the process obtain a permanent foothold 
in America. It was not until Anthony Imbert crossed the ocean that 
any practical success was attained. M. Imbert was a French naval 
officer who had undergone a long imprisonment in England. During 
hiscaptivity he employed his enforced leisure inthe cultivation of his 
talent for the fine arts, the result being the opening of a lithographic 
office in New York. Through the influence of Robertson, Imbert was 
permitted to essay the illustrations for the memorial. Robertson's 
personal contributions to this work were "A View of the Fleet 
Preparing to Form in Line," made on the spot on its return from 
the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and two maps, one showing the course 
of the canal, the other its connection with the water courses of the 
Northern Continent. For these and for the able supervision of the 
Department of Fine Arts the thanks of the City Corporation were 
formally tendered him with a further testimony of their approbation 
a silver medal, a maple box. and a copy of Mr. Colden's memorial. 

After these years of diversified activities, the final decade of the 
great artist's life afforded leisure for the blending of his talents and 
tastes in literature and art, the harvesting of a lifetime's patient 
sowing. With the knowledge of six or seven languages, including 
ancient and modern, he was able to cull keen enjoyment from the 
masterpieces of the world's literature. At the same time he furthered 
his own work by drawing up directions for the continuance of the 
art school he had founded, while around him were gathered his de- 
voted pupils and associates, among whom he was now, as ever, their 
great teacher. 

There was no breaking gradually or suddenly of his splendid 
faculties, but in the year 1834, at the age of 71, the somber Angel of 
Death approached gently and unheralded, allowing him only a few 
days in which to give up his many interests and compose himself to 
accept the call extended to him. 

The keen eye of genius was closed, the versatile intellect silenced, 
and the powers for initiative and construction became the heritage of 
generations to follow, who should carry on the work thus established 
and bring art to its perfection in America. 



138 



Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Wawarsing. 



[April 



RECORDS OF THE REFORMED DUTCH CHURCH OF 
WAWARSING. 



Jan. 28, 
1786 



May I, 
1786 

June 18, 
1786 

Feb. 17, 
1787 



Oct. 8, 
1788 

Oct. 30, 
1789 



Jan. 31, 
1790 

July 22, 
1791 



May 25, 
1792 

June 29 



Edited by Royden Woodward Vosburgh. 



(CoDtinued from Vol. LI, p. 62, of the Record.) 



233- 



Has come over with a certificate from the con- 
gregation of the New Paltz: 

103 Sara Low, wife of Abram Bovier. 

Has come over to this congregation with cer- 
tificate: 

104 Elizabeth Terwilger, wife of Coenraadt Burger. 

105 Coenraad Burger was taken into the community 
as a member, on a praiseworthy confession. 

Were received as members on a praiseworthy 
confession, viz: 

106 Cornelius Bovier & his wife, 

107 Cornelia Vernoy; 

108 Elizabeth Depue, wife of Ruben Dewitt, 

109 Catrina Bovier, wife of Benjamin Depue, & 
no Catrina Vernoy. 

111 Maria Bovier was admitted to membership on a 
praiseworthy confession. 

Were received on a praiseworthy confession, viz: 

112 Abram Bovier, also 

113 Maria &) jj^^^^^^ 

114 Antje ) 

115 Likewise also, Elsje Depue, widow of Tjerk 
Dewitt, at the same time. 

116 Elizabeth Johnson, young woman, baptized and 
on praiseworthy confession, received to member- 
ship in this congregation. 

Was received to membership on confession: 

117 Nathan vernooy, ii8 william Broedhed, 

119 Richerd Broedhed, 

120 Jannetie Nukerck, wife of Richerd Broedhed, 

121 mary macky, & 122 mary Broedhed. 

Was received to membership on confession: 

123 Cattrincha Bovier, wife of Abraham Jonson. 

234- 

124 Received by confession: John Green, Jun', 

125 Leah Stag, Mamakating, 

[signed] Abr" Van Home, V. D. M. 



1920.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Wawarsing. 139 

Nov. 14 126 Jacob Klyn was admitted in this congregation, 

on certificate of his membership. 
137 Also, Moses Depue received to membership, on 

a satisfactory confession of faith. 
128 As also, Cornelia Bovier, wife of Matheus New- 

kerk. 

Nov. 19, Received on a praiseworthy confession: 

1796 129 William Dewitt, Jun', & 

130 Abram Johnson. 

May 28, After calling publicly on the name of God, was 

1796 admitted a member of this congregation, on con- 
fession: 

131 Rachel Decker, wife of Abraham Hoorenbeek. 

Then the meeting was closed with thanks- 
giving, by Moses Freligh. 

Nov. 17, On a praiseworthy confession of faith, admitted 

1797 to membership: 

132 Gerrit Vanwagene, and 

133 Gritie, wife of John Van wageae. 

Nov. 24, In the presence of the Rev. Consistory of this 

1798 congregation on confession of faith, was admitted 
to the church by the holy baptism: 

134 Diana, servant of Eliza Hoornbeek. 

June I, 13s In the presence of the Rev. Consistory, on a 

1799 praiseworthy confession of faith, Levi Bodly was 
admitted to membership in this congregation. 
Thereafter, the meeting closed with thanksgiving, 
as I testify, G. Mandeville, V. D. M. 

235- 

Oct. 19, After calling on God's name, on confession of 

1799 our most holy faith, were admitted as members of 
this congregation: 

136 Benj. Newker, and 

137 Mary Bodly, wife of Levi Bodly. 

Closed with thanksgiving, 

Att: G. Mandeville, V. D. M. 

June 28, After calling on God's holy name, on praise- 

1800 worthy confession of our most holy faith, was re- 
ceived; 

138 Letica Holmes, wife of Benjamin Devoe. 

The above mentioned [person] was then ad- 
mitted to the church, through the holy baptism. 
Closed with thanksgiving, 

Att: Gerrit Mandeville. 



140 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Wawarsi7ig. [April 

Nov, 18, After calling on God's Holy name, on praise- 

1802 worthy confession of our most holy faith, were 

admitted as members of the congregation: 

139 Benj" J. Hornbeek and his wife, 

140 Katrina Schoonmaker. 

Closed with thanksgiving, 

Ralph A. Westervelt, V. D. M. 

Nov. 20, After calling on God's holy name, on praise- 

1802 worthy confession of our most holy faith, were 
admitted as members of the congregation: 

141 Willem Turner and his wife, 

142 Catrina Wood; 

143 Conraad Heymeraet and his wife, 

144 Cornelia Shurte; and 

145 Cornelia Hardenbergh, young woman. 

Closed with thanksgiving, 

Ralph A. Westervelt, V. D. M. 

1803 On satisfactory confession of faith were received 
Apr. 8 as members of the congregation: 

146 Jacobus De Witt, 147 Eli De Witt, 

148 John Irwin, 

149 Wyntye Davis wife of Egbert De Witt, 

150 Anne Eliza: Mf Crary wife of John Green, and 

151 Solomon De Grafif, by certificate. 

Witness: Ralph A. Westervelt, V. D. M. 

236. 

1803 152 On satisfactory confession of faith, Coles Baisly 
July 3 was admitted as a member of this congregation. 

Att: Ralph A. Westervelt, V. D. M. 

1803 153 Onsatisfactory confession of faith, Sarah Schoon- 
Aug. 12 maker, wife of Gerrit V. Waganen, was admitted 

a member of this congregation. 

R. A. Westervelt, V. D. M. 

On satisfactory confession of faith, were ad- 
mitted as members of the congregation: 

154 Dina Newkerk, wife of Jacobus De Witt, and 

155 Sarah Hornbeek, young woman, 

Att: R. A. Westervelt, V. D. M. 

1804 On satisfactory confession of faith, were ad- 
Oct. 19 mitted as members of the congregation: 

156 Conrad Bevier, and 

157 Annatye Hornbeek, wife of Wilhelmus Bevier. 

Att: R. A. Westervelt, V. D. M. 



ig2o.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Wawarsing. I4I 

1805 On satisfactory confession of faith, were ad- 

Apr. 12 mitted as members of the congregation: 

158 Moses De Witt, and 159 Elizabeth Bevier. 

Att: Ralph A. Westervelt, V. D. M. 
of the same. 

1805 160 On satisfactory confession of faith, Elizabeth 
Nov. 15 Roosa, wife of Conrad Bevier, was admitted as a 

member of this congregation. 

Att: R. A. Westervelt, V. D. M. 
Nov. 17 161 Onsatisfactoryconfessionof faith, Maria Effener, 
wife of John Brodhead, was admitted as member of 
the congregation. 

Att: Ralph A: Westervelt, V. D. M. 

226. 

1806 On satisfactory confession of faith, were ad- 
May 2 mitted as members of the congregation: 

162 Maria Vernooy, wife of John De Witt, 

163 Sarah Bevier, wife of Jacob Heermanse, 

164 Elizabeth Van Der Mark, wife of Levi Depuy, 

165 Rachel De Witt Att: R. A. Westervelt, V. D. M. 

May 4 On satisfactory confession of faith, were ad- 

mitted members of the congregation: 

166 Sarah Dubois, wife of Charles Vernooy, 

167 Elizabeth De Witt. 

Att: Ralph A. Westervelt, V. D. M. 
Oct. 19 "Received as Members in full Communion: 

168 Anne Brodhead, wife of Jacob Cantine, and 

169 Catharine B. Thompson. 

Att: R. A. Westervelt, V. D. M. 

1807 Received as Member in full Communion: 
July 3 170 Rachel Lefevre, wife of John Brodhead. 

R. A. Westervelt, V. D. M. 

July s 171 Then Received Daniel Osterhout also, as a 
member in full communion. 

R. A. Westervelt, V. D. M. 

Nov. 27 Received as a Member in full Communion, upon 

Confession: 

172 Mary Hanna, wife of John Hook. 

Att: Ralph A. Westervelt, V. D. M. 

1808 Received as a Member in full Communion, upon 
Apr. 16 Confession: 

173 Wilhelmus Bevier. 

Att: Ralph A. Westervelt, V. D. M. 

" The transcript is verbatim et literatim, through entry 197. 



142 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Wawarsing. [April 

238. 

1809 Was, after calling on the Name of the Lord, ad- 

July 8 mitted as a Member of this Congregation: 

174 By Confession of his Faith, John S. Dewitt. 

Then the Consistory was closed with Prayer. 
By, Moses Freligh. 
July 9 as above: 

17s By Confession, Cornelius P. Vernoy. 

[Att:] Moses Freligh. 

1812 176 Jacob Broadhead was, after calling on the Name 
Aug. 23 of the Lord, admitted ^as a Member of this Con- 
gregation, on Confession of his Faith. 

239- 

1813 177 Col. Benjamin Bevier was received a member in 
Dec. s full communion upon Confession of his faith be- 
fore the Consistory. 

C. D. Westbrook, P. t. presses. 

1815 After calling on God in prayer, on confession of 

May 6 their faith, the following persons were received in 

full communion: 

178 Cornelius S. Hoornbeck, 

179 Mathew Contine & his wife, 

180 Catherine Shaver. 

Q. T." James Murphey, Eet: 28. 

May 6, Received as a member in full communion, on 

1815 Certificate from the Church of Christ at She wan- 
gunk: 

181 William Wilson Q. T. James Murphey 
Mar. 26, 182 Received as a member in full communion, on 

1816 Confession of her Faith, Sarah Vernooy, wife of Cor- 
nelius Du Puy. Q. T. J. Murphey, V. D. M. 

May 12, Received, on confession of their Faith after ad- 

1816 dressing the Throne of Grace, as members in full 

Communion in the Church of Christ: 

183 Cornelius Du Puy, & 

184 Maria Vernooy, wife of Benj: Du Puy. 

Q. T. James Murphey 

240. 

" After calling on God in prayer, the following 

persons were, on Confession of their faith, received 
as members in full Communion: 

185 John Brodhead, 186 Peter P. Swarthoudt, & 

" Quod Tester, to which I testify. 

" The date is blank in the original record. 



ig2o.] Records of Ihi Reformed Dutch Church of Wawarsing. 1 43 

187 Elizabeth Newkerk, wife of Jacob Brodhead. 

J. Murphey. 

Oct. 25, After Calling on God in Prayer, the following 

1817 Persons were, on confession of their faith, received 
as members of the Church in full communion: 

188 Maria De Puy, wife of Joseph Vernooy, 

189 Abram A. Van Steinbergh. & 

190 Elisabeth Burhans, his wife. 

James Murphey. 

June 14, 191 After calling on God in prayer, Tjerk De Witt, 

1818 on confession of his Faith, was received as a mem- 
ber of the Church in full communion. 

Q. T. James Murphey 

241. 

Oct. 24, 192 After calling on God in Prayer, Nelly Newkirk, 

1818 wife of Eli De Witt, was Received on Conf°, as a 
member in full communion; 

[25] 193 on the following Day, Jane De Witt, wife of Jacobus 
Bryn, on confession of her Faith, was received as a 
Member in full communion. 

Q. T. James Murphey, V. D. M. 

May I, After calling on God in Prayer the following 

1819 persons, on confession of their Faith were received 
as Members in full communion: 

194 Jane De Witt, wife of Andrew Dewitt, & 

195 Charity Wilson, wife of John W. Davis, & 

196 Rosanah Osbrone, on Certificate. 

Q. T. James Murphey, V. D. M. 

Oct. 30, 197 After calling on God in Prayer, Sarah Grummon, 
1818 wife of Philip Brigs, on confession of her faith, was 

received as a Member in full communion. 

Q. T. J. Murphey 

151. 
"NEW REGISTER OF MEMBERS 

May 7, On Confession: 

1820 198 Mary Vernooy, widow 
1821, 

May 27 199 Gertrude D. Bois, wife of J. Hoornbeck 
May 26, 200 Johanis Hornbeck 



1821 



201 Mary Wilson, wife of John Morris 



" Hereafter the register is abstracted, but the names of the persons and 
places are transcribed verbatim el literatim. 



144 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Wawarsing. [April 

152. 
Oct. 27, 202 Elisabeth Vernooy, wife of Peter Swartout 
1821 

203 Jane Freer 

204 Jane Vernooy, wife of W" Hixon 

205 Mrs. Submit Watkins, on certificate. 
Oct. 28, On confession: 

182 1 206 Gertrude Green, wife of Cornelus Vernooy 
May 4, 207 Elisabeth D'Puy, wife of J. D. Witt 
1822 

208 Arrientje Elmendorf, wife of Joseph Ledenberg 

209 Johnis H. Bevier 

153. 

May s 210 Catherine Bevier, wife of De Witt [Du] Puy 

June 9 2n Benj. Du Puy 

Nov. 2 212 Jemima Bevier 

Nov. 3 213 Margaret Vernooy 

214 Rachel Mack, wife of W. Vernooy 

2 1 s Sarah Low, wife of C. S warthoudt, on certificate. 

154. 

1823 On confession: 

July 19 216 Abraham J. Bevier, 

217 Janeke Vernooy, his wife, 

218 Maria Van Waggenen, wife of Samuel Bevier, 

219 Janneke Vernooey, widow. 
Oct. 18 220 Thomas Still well 221 Catherine Turner 

222 Elsie Turner, wife of W'^ Galpin 
1824 
July 17 223 JamesC. De Witt 224 Sally Weeks 

July 18 225 Thomas D. De Witt 

226 Rachel Marvin 

227 Anneke Terwilleger, widow of Jacob Vernooy 

228 Anne Nichols, wife of W. Snow 

229 Catherina De puy, widow of Aert V. Waggonen 

155- 

Nov. 28 230 Titus, slave of W" Bevier 

1825 
June 4 231 Christopher Eveline 

232 John J. Hardenberg, on certificate 
Aug. 7 On confession: 

233 Herman M. Romeyn 
1827 

Apr. 29 234 Sarah Hornbeek, wife of Thomas Stilwell » 

235 Peter Dorsey, a colored man ?V 

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Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of H''awarsing. 



145 



156. 

1827 236 Maria De Witt 237 Cornelias B. Newkerk 

Oct. 27 238 Abigail Sie, wife of Thomas Grossman, by cer- 
tificate from the Ref. Dutch Church at Rochester. 

1828 On confession: 
June 21 239 Miss Maria Vernooy 

Nov. — 240 Miss Eliza Bevier 241 Miss Mary Bevier 

1829 

Mar. 30 242 Mrs. Mary Bogart, wife of Henry T.Oosterhondt 

June 13 243 Mrs. Ann Bruyn, wife of Jacob E." Bogardus 

June 14 244 Maria Oosterhout, widow of Henry Kortright 



"AN 

June 4, 
1830 

May 3, 
1834 

June 4, 

1830 
May 3, 

1834 
May 30, 

1839 
May 30, 

1839 
Oct. 18, 

1840 
June 5, 

1830 
Oct. — , 

1833 
Apr. 13, 



190. 

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF MEMBERS OF THE 
CHURCH OF WAWARSING. 

245 Mary Acker, wife of John H. Terwillegar, by cer- 

tificate, Shawangunk. 

246 John Adams, by certificate, Rochester. 



191. 



247 John Bessemer, by certificate. Hurley. 

248 William Bevier, on confession. *Died. 

249 Blandina Bruyn, wife of J. J. Hardenbergh, by 
letter. 

250 Abram G. Bervier, on confession. 

251 Harriet N., wife of Mr. Burgy, on confession. 

252 Ann Clearwater, wife of Henry Krows, on con- 
fession. Dismissed. 

253 Ira Camfield & wife Roxanna, by certificate, Pres. 
Ch Pis[hjkill. 

255 Charles P. Clark, by certificate, Pres. Chh. Hones- 
1838 dale. Pa. 

256 Charity, his wife, by certificate, Pres. Chh. Hones- 

dale, Pa. 

♦'' The minutes for June 13, 1829, are written twice in the original record. 
The second time, this middle initial appears " P." 

" For the period between 1830 and 1840, the list of members received was 
alphabetically arranged; it has been transcribed, in the order of the original 
pagination. 

* Written in pencil in the original record. 



146 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Wawarsing. [April 

192. 

Dec. 6, 257 Rachael V. Demarest, on confession. 

1829 
June s, 258 Sophia Doll, do. do. 

1830 

259 SarahDoll, wife of Sam; N.Rockwell, do. do. 
20 260 Julia Doll, wife of Jacob S. Van 

Wagoner, do. do. 

Oct. — , 261 Demarest, wife of Jesse Mack. 

1833 
Sept. 23, 262 Jane Ann Dewitt, on confession. 

1837 
Apr. 15, 263 Betsy Dewitt, by certificate from the Congre- 
1838 gational Chh. of N. York. 

1840 
Oct. 18 264 Iilarv De Puy (widow), by certificate from R. D. 
Ch. of New Paltz. 
" " 265 Bridget Decker, wife of Jacobus Decker, 
Shawangunk. 
July 3 266 Nancy Deyo, by certificate from R. D. Church of 
'New Paltz. 

193. 
Apr. 13, 267 JasperGilbert,bycertificate, North Coventry, Conn. 
1838 

268 Elizabeth, his wife, do. do. 

194. 

June 20, 269 William Hixson, on confession. 

1830 

1832 
May 19 270 Daniel Hoornbeck, do. 

" " 271 Johanis D. Hoornbeck, do. 

1839 
May 30 272 Jane T. E. Hardenbergh, by letter. 

" " 273 Jane Hornbeck, wife of James J. Bruyn, on con- 
fession. 
Oct. — , 274 Cornelia, wife of Leonard Hardenbergh, on con- 

1840 fession. 

June 20, 275 Jacob Jansen, on confession. Dismissed, Feb. 16, 

1830 1852. 

195- 

June 20, 276 Henry Krows, by certificate, Rochester. Dis. 

1830 

1829 
Nov. 14 277 Elizabeth Leydenberg, on confession. 

" 25 278 Maria Lefevre, wife of Jacob lansen, by certificate. 
New Paltz. 



i<j2o.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Wawarsing. 1 47 

196. 

May 30, 279 Sarah Mc Donall, wife of Wm. Eckert, by letter. 

1839 Dismissed to Ref. Dutch Ch. of Rochester, Feb. 

16, 1852. 
Nov. 14, 280 Nelly Newkirk, on confession. 

1829 
June 5, 281 Ann Newkirk, wife of Stephen De Witt, on con- 

1830 fession. Dismissed. 

197. 
Apr. 13, 282 Alvon B. Preston, by certificate, Willington, Conn. 
1838 283 Calista, his wife, do. do. 

198. 
May 3, 284 Catharine Roosa, wife of John Adams, on cer- 

1834 tificate, Rochester. 

June 18, 285 Mar.tjaret Shafer, wife of C. Hardenberg, by cer- 

183 1 tificate. 

June 10, 286 Sarah Swart, wife of Capt. Bonisteel, by certificate. 

1837 
July II, 287 Mary Ann Swarthout, wife of Ab" Hornbeck, on 

1835 confession. 

" " 288 Sarah Elizabeth Swarthout, on confession. 
Apr. 13, 289 Jane Snider, wife of John Snider, on confession. 
1838 

Nov. 14, 290 Sally Townsend, on confession. ^99- 

1829 
June 4, 291 John H. Terwillegar, by certificate Shawangunk. 

1830 

" 292 Jacob Turner, on confession. 
May 30, 293 Isaac Tooker, on confession. 

1839 
Jan. 24, 294 Sophia Tooker, wife of Isaac Tooker, on confession. 

1840 
May 19, 295 Cornelia Van Voorhees, wife of Albert Demerest, 

1832 on confession. 

" 296 Margret Van Wagoner, wife of David Demarest, 
on confession. Died, July, 1858. 
May 29, 297 David Van Wagenner, on confession. 

1839 

200. 

Dec. 27, 298 Charlotte Ward, wife of J. W. Ward, by letter. 

1839 
"Jan. 10, 299 Catharine White, wife of Rev. J. R. Lente, by cer- 

1852 tificate from Presbyterian Ch. of Scotchtown, 

Or[ange] Co. 

" This entry was written in the record, through stupidity on the part of 
the Rev. J. R. Lente. It does not belong in the first volume of the Wawarsing 
records at all. This record of members closes in June, 1849. 
( To be continued.') 



148 Christophers Family. [April 



CHRISTOPHERS FAMILY. 



Contributed by John R. Totten, 

Member of the New York GenealogicRl and Biographical Society, the New England 
Historic-Genealogical Society, and the New London County Historical Society. 



(Continued from Vol. LI, p. 24, of The Record.) 

23. RuTH^ Christophers (Hon. Richard,^ Hon. Christopher'), b. 
Sept. 26, 1704 (or 1705) ; bap. Sept. 30, 1705, at New London; 
d. Jan. 6, 1775, "in the 71st year of her age," at New London, 
Conn., and was there buried in Old Burying Ground, grave- 
stone; m. Oct. 7, 1724, by Eliphalet Adams, at New London, to 
Daniel Deshon (name said to originally have been Des 

Champs), b. , 1697, at ?; he is said to have been of 

French Huguenot extraction, and came to this country with his 
parents ; he was in Norwich, Conn., for a while and removed 
and settled in New London, where he joined the church Nov. 
21, 1725; he was a goldsmith by trade, a tavern keeper and a 
selectman in New London; d. Nov. 6, 1781, in the 84th year of 
his age and was there buried in Old Burying Ground, grave- 
stone. His parentage is unknown, although on tixe authority 
of Miss Emma C. Brewster Jones' Notes in the N. Y. Gen. and 
Biog. Society's Library, his father's name is said to have been 
Daniel Des Champs, a French Huguenot refugee from the old 
country. 

Children: 8 (Deshon), 7 sons and i daughter, all b. in New 

London, Conn., viz. : 

-I-65 i. Daniel,* b. Nov. 10, 1725; bap. Nov. 21, 1725; d. 

-{-66 ii. John,* b. Dec. 25, 1727; bap. Dec. 31, 1727; d. June 

29, 1794; m. Sarah Starr. 
-[-67 iii. Joseph, ist,* b. Dec. 27, 1728; bap. ; d. , 

young. 
-|-68 iv. Henry,* b. Dec. 28, 1729; bap. Jan. 24, 1729-30; d. 

April 26, 1818; m. Bathsheba Rogers. 
-I-69 v. Joseph, 2nd,* b. Sept. 27, 1731 ; bap. Oct. 10, 1731 ; d. 

; m. Mary Lattimer. 

-f-70 vi. Richard,* b. Oct. 13, 1733; bap. Oct. 21, 1733; d. 

; m. Mary (Prentis) Harris. 

+71 vii. Grace,* b. Aug. 13, 1735; bap. Aug. 17, 1735; d. 

; m. Joseph Chew. 

-I-72 viii. Moses,* b. , 1745 ; bap. June 9, 1745 ; d. Oct. 8, 

1745, aged 5 months and was buried in the Old 

Burying Ground, New London, gravestone. 

In the Old Burying Ground, New London, there are two stones 
erected over the graves of Daniel Deshon and his wife Ruth^ Chris- 



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tophers, which stones are respectively inscribed as follows: "In 
memory of Mr. Daniel Deshon, who died November — , A.D., 
1781, in the 84th year of his age"- — and — "In memory of Mrs. Ruth 
Deshon, wife of Mr. Daniel Deshon and daughter of Christopher 
Christophers, Esq., who died January 6th, A.D., 1775, in the 71st 
year of her age." This latter inscription a photograph of which 
may be seen in Some Incidents in the Early History of New London, 
by the late Hon. Augustus Brandgee, of that town, is for some un- 
accountable reason absolutely incorrect in so far as the statement as 
to the parentage of Ruth Christophers is concerned. She was not 
the daughter of Hon. Christopher^ Christophers beyond any ques- 
tion of doubt; and Hon. Christopher^ Christophers in so far as we 
are informed, had no daughter Ruth Christophers, and Christopher' 
Christophers (Richard,^ Christopher^) had no daughter Ruth. She 
was the daughter as above recorded of Richard^ and Grace (Turner) 
Christophers. 

I cannot account for this error of inscription, unless it is due to 
the fact that the stone was erected some time after her death and 
was erroneously inscribed. It was probably intended to be inscribed 
granddaughter of Christopher^ Christophers, Esq., which would be 
in accordance with the facts of the case, as she was a granddaughter 
of Christopher^ Christophers of New London. 

Daniel Deshon, the husband of Ruth^ Christophers, was a youth 
in the family of Capt. Rene Grignon, at the time of the decease of 
the latter at Norwich, Conn., in 1715, and he is mentioned in Capt. 
Grignon's will. Capt. Grignon was one of the company of protestant 
exiles, or Huguenots, that settled in the town of Oxford, Mass., 
about the year 1686. That settlement having been broken up by the 
Indians in 1696; the exiles were dispersed into various parts of New 
England. Capt. Grignon came to Norwich, first as a master of a 
trading vessel, but he afterwards settled in the town as a goldsmith 
and was granted the privileges of a regular inhabitant in 1710. His 
will was dated March 20 and proved April 12, 171 5 ; and a clause of 
said will reads as follows: "I give to Daniel Deshon my goldsmiths 
tools and desire that he may learn the trade of some suitable person 
in Boston and have ten pounds when he comes of age." Daniel 
Deshon was accordingly placed with John Gray, a goldsmith in Bos- 
ton (first husband of Mary^ Christophers No. 17 of this genealogy) 
with whom he removed to New London, where John Gray d. Jan. 
14, 1720. 

Authorities : 

New London Tozvn Records, Book I. 

History First Church, New London, pp. 468, 487, 489, 491, 493, 514- 

Bailey's Early Conncctitcut Marriages, Book II, pp. 12, 22-3, 26. 

Caulkins' History of New London, p. 506. 

Caulkins' History of Norivich, pp. 288-g. 

Hempstead's Diary, pp. 163, 206, 363. 

Some hicidents in the History of New London, by Hon. Aug. Brandegee, 
p. 6 and plate. 

Prentis' New London Epitaphs, p. 18. 

E. C. Brewster Jones Notes, Book No. 3, Part A, N. Y. G. & B. Society's 
Library. 



1 50 Christophers Family. fApril 

24. Joanna' Christophers (Hon. Richard,'' Hon. Christopher^), 
b. March 19, 1707; bap. March 23, 1706-7, at New London; d. 

, 1784 (or 85), at Norwich, Conn., and was there buried, 

gravestone; she m. (i) Aug. 24, 1726, by Eliphalet Adams, at 
New London, to Benajah Leffingwell, b. Aug. 9, 1693, at Nor- 
wich, Conn.; d. June 8, 1756 (will dated May 2, 1752), at Nor- 
wich, Conn., and was buried there, gravestone. He was a son 
of Ensign Thomas Leffingwell (b. Saybrook, Conn., Aug. 27, 
1649; d. Norwich, Conn., March 5, 1723-4; m. Sept. — , 1672) 
and his wife Mary Bushnell (b. Jan. — , 1654; d. Dec. 2, 1745, 
aged 91), of Norwich, Conn. 

Children: 13 (Leffingwell), 8 sons and 5 daughters, all bom 
at Norwich, Conn., viz. : 

73 i. Richard,* b. Sept. 27, 1727; d. Nov. 6, 1727. 

74 ii. Joanna,* b. March 21, 1729; d. Jan. 25, 1729-30. 

75 iii. Benajah,* b. Nov. 8, 1730; d. May 8, 1731. 

-)-76 iv. Mary,* b. Oct. 28, 1731 ; d. , 1805; m. (i) Na- 
thaniel Richards; m. (2) Capt. William Billings. 

■^yj v. Christopher,* b. June 11, 1734; d. Nov. 7, 1810; m. 
(i) Elizabeth Harris; m. (2) Elizabeth Coit; m. (3) 
Mrs. Ruth Perit (widow of John Perit). 

-f78 vi. Sarah,* b. Dec. 29, 1735; d. April 26, 1790; m. Jona- 
than Starr. 

+79 vii. Benajah, 2nd,* b. Jan. 11, 1737-8; d. Sept. 26, 1804; 
m. Lucy Backus. 

+80 viii. Hezekiah,* b. June 24, 1740; d. Oct. 9, 181 1 ; m. (i) 
Lydia Wetherell; m. (2) Cynthia Williams. 
81 ix. Joseph,* b. June 28, 1742; d. Nov. 17, 1746. 

-f-82 X. Elisha,* b. Nov. 4, 1743; d. June 4, 1804; m. Alice 
Tracy. 

83 xi. Richard,* b. Dec. 29, 1745; d. ; inventory of his 

estate presented to Court, July 7, 1768; he was a 
mariner trading between New London and the West 
Indies ; he is not known to have married. 

84 xii. Joanna,* b. Sept. 21, 1748; d. March 20, 1748-9. 
+85 xiii. Lucretia,* b. Oct. 29, 1749; d. ; m. (i)( Capt. 

Henry Billings; m. (2) Deacon Thomas Brown. 

Joanna' (Christophers) Leffingwell (widow of Benajah Lef- 
fingwell) m. (2) , 1759, at — — , to Col. John Dyar (as his 2nd 

wife), b. April 9, 1692, at Weymouth, Mass.; he lived successively 
at Weymouth, Mass. ; Windham and Canterbury, Conn. ; d. Feb. 25, 

1779, at . He was a son of Joseph Dyar (b. Nov. 6, 1653; d. 

Oct. 12, 1704) and his second wife Hannah Baxter (b. ; d. 

Sept. 19, 1726), of Weymouth, Mass. 

Children: None. 

Col. John Dyar m. (i) Oct. 22, 1713, to Abigail Fitch, by whom 
he had 8 (Dyar) children. Not in Christophers line. 



lg20.J Christophers Family. I J I 

The gravestone of Joanna^ Christophers, in Norwich, is thus 
inscribed : 

"Joanna Dyar, rehct of Col. John Dyar, formerly wife of Mr. 
Benajah Leffingwell and daughter of Hon. Richard Christophers, 
Esq." 

The gravestone of Mary (Bushnell) Leffingwell (mother of 
Benajah Leffingwell, Senior), in Norwich, Conn., is thus inscribed: 
"In memory of an aged nursing mother in God's New English Israel, 
viz. : Mrs. Mary Leffingwell, wife of Ensign Thomas Leffingwell, 
Gent" who died September ye 2nd, A.D., 1745, aged 91 years." 
Authorities : 

Caulkins' History of Norwich, Conn., pp. 189-192. 

Vital Records of Norwich, Conn., Vol. I, pp. 27, 42, 252. 

Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages, Vol. II, pp. 13, 24, 26. 

Dyer family, by A. G. Dyar, pp. 4-5, 7. 

Coit Genealogy, pp. 51, 104. 

History of Monlvillc, Conn., pp. 306-8. 

Neiv London Town Records, Book I. 

Hempstead's Diary, pp. 174, 576. 

History First Church, New London, p. 470. 

Leffmgivcll Family, by Albert Leffingwell, pp. 31, 46, 58-63. 

Old Houses of Norwich, Conn., p. 515. 

25. LucRETiA^ Christophers (Hon. Richard,^ Hon. Christopher^), 
b. March 3, 1708-9; bap. April 10, 1709, at New London; 
owned covenant First Church there April 2, 1732; d. March 21, 
1747-8, at New London, and was there buried, no gravestone; 
m. June 19, 1726, at New London, by Eliphalet Adams to Capt. 
John Henry^ Braddick (the Henry in his name is given on the 
authority of Miss Lucretia Smith, a genealogist of New Lon- 
don, Conn.), b. , 1700, about (see age at and date of death), 

at Southold, N. Y., probably; he lived at Southold, N. Y., and 
New London, Conn.; he was a sea captain; on June 6, 1725, 
he gave £25 towards building the first Protestant Episcopal 
Church in New London, and served as a vestryman and as 
warden of that church; d. Jan. 12, 1753, "in ye 53rd year of his 
age," at New London, and was there buried in Old Burying 
Ground, gravestone; his will was dated Jan. 3, 1753, and was 
proved Feb. i, 1753. He was a son of Capt. John^ Braddick, 
"late of London, Eng., and later of Southold, N. Y." (whose 
will was dated Sept. 16, 1733, and proved Sept. 6, 1734, and 
he was killed by an Indian man on voyage home from "Madara," 
news reached New London and Southold, Feb. 15, 1733-4) and 

his wife Mary • ? who was b. ; d. Dec. 2, 1739, at New 

London, "aged about 60;" she was of Southold, N. Y., but died 
in New London. 

Children: 7 (Braddick), 6 sons and i daughter, all b. in New 
London : 

86 i. John ist,* b. Aug. i, 1730; d. Aug. 5, 1730. 
+87 ii. John 2nd,'' b. May 2, 1732; bap. May 7, 1732; d. 
; m. Margaret (Pegee) Douglass. 



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I April 



8« 


111. 


89 


iv. 


90 


V. 


91 


vi. 


93 


vii. 



Christopher,* b. Oct. 16, 1733 ; d. ; he was living 

Jan. 3, 1753, the date of his father's will. 

Henry ist,"* b. March 13, 1735-6; d. Sept. 12, 1737, 

at New London. 

Lucretia,'' b. , 1737-8; d. Feb. 4, 1743-4, aged 6 

or 7, at New London. 

Son,* b. ; d. Dec. 4, 1742, at New London. 

Henry 2nd,* b. , 1740; d. May 28, 1754, "in ye 

14th year of his age," at New London, and was there 
buried in Old Burying • Ground, gravestone — this 
gravestone states that he was a son of John and 
Mary Braddick ; but as his gravestone states that he 
was 14 years old at death, he must have been born 
(if the stone is properly recorded) in 1740, and 
hence was a son of John and Lucretia (Christophers) 
Braddick, in as much as Lucretia^ (Christophers) 
Braddick. wife of John Henry^ Braddick did not die 
until March 21, 1747-8, and he did not marry Mary* 

(Christophers) ? (No. 54) until after that 

date. Hempstead's Diary, p. 626, states under date 
of May 28. 1754: "In ye forenoon Henry Braddick a 
lad about 12 or 13 years old died with the pleurisie." 

In Long Island Epitaphs, by Edward D. Harris (p. 39), an 
abstract of the will of John^ Braddick may be seen. Will dated Sept. 
6, 1733; proved Sept. 6, 1734, and in it he mentions his wife Mary, 
his son John, partner Thomas Sandi forth, and his five youngest chil- 
dren, Alice (who married Abraham* Corey, No. 49 of descendants 
of Jeffery^ Christophers), Elizabeth, David, Peter and Abigail. 

Capt. John Henry- Braddick, in 1732, was a member of the 
Protestant Episcopal Church of New London, then first incorporated, 
which accounts for the fact that only one of his children's (No. 87) 
baptism is found recorded in the History of the First Church (Con- 
gregational) in New London, which baptism took place May 7, 1732. 

Capt. John Henry^ Braddick m. (2) (after March 21, 1747- 

8. date of death of his first wife), at , to Mary* (Christophers) 

? (see No. 54 of the descendants of Hon. Christopher^ Chris- 
tophers). Hempstead's Diary, p. 657, states under date of Oct. 10, 
1755 : "Nathaniel Coit's wife died last night [i. e. Oct. 9, 1755] and 
buried in ye eve. She was lately delivered of a child and had the 
fever and canker. She was his 2nd wife and he her 3rd husband. 
She was a daughter of Richard Christophers, deceased, the 2nd" 
[the 2nd here means Richard Christophers, the 2nd]. (Therefore if 
Hempstead's statement is correct, Mary* Christophers, 2nd wife of 
Capt. John Henry^ Braddick was a widow at the time of her 2nd 
marriage to him), b. Dec. 17, 1716; bap. Dec. 30, 1716, at New Lon- 
don ; d. Oct. 9, 1755, at New London, and was buried there Oct. 10, 
1755. She was a daughter of Hon. Capt. Richard' Christophers, by 
his wife Elizabeth Saltonstall, who lived at New London, Conn. 



1920.1 Christophers Family. 1 53 

Children: (Braddick), none that are known of. 

Mary^ (Christophers) ?-Braddick, 2nd wife and widow of 

Capt. John Henr\-- Braddick, m. a third time, July 13, 1754, at New 
London. Conn, (probably), to Capt. Nathaniel Coit as his 2nd wife 
(his first wife was Margaret Douglass (daughter of Capt. Richard 
Douglass) whom he m. Nov. 6, 1735, and who d. July 17, 1752), b. 
May 30, 171 1 ; bap. June 3, 171 1, at New London, he lived at New 
London, and was a sea captain, and afterwards kept the "Red Lion" 
inn on Main Street there ; d. , at . He was a son of Solo- 
mon and Mary (Stevens) Coit, of New London, Conn. 

Child: I (Coit), daughter, b. at New London. 

93 i. (See also record No. 198) Katherine,^ b. Oct. 5, 

1755; bap. Oct. 5, 1755; d. , young. 

Capt. Nathaniel Coit m. a third time Nov. 8, 1759, to Love 
Rogers, widow of Samuel Rogers. 

Authorities : 
New London Town Records. Book I. 

History First Church, Nezv London, pp. 471, 473, 493, 523. 
Hempstead's Diary, pp. 169, 247, 324, 402, 421, 498, 626, 657. 
Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages, Book II, p. 13. 
Caulkin's History of New London, pp. 440-1. 
Neiv London Graveyard Inscriptions, p. 14. 
Long Island Epitaphs, by Harris, p. 39. 
Coit Genealogy, p. 39. 

26. Lucy" Christophers (Hon. Richard,^ Hon. Christopher'), b. 

Aug. 25, 171 1 ; bap. Aug. 26, 171 1, at New London; d. , at 

; m. (i) Aug. 3, 1731. at New London, by Eliphalet Adams, 

to Jonathan Douglass, b. Oct. 30, 1705; bap. Dec. 16, 1705, at 
New London ; he was mate of Captain Nathaniel Shaw's 
schooner Norwich, and d. Oct. or Nov. — , 1732, at sea, on 
voyage home from Ireland ; news of his death reached New 
London on return of the Norzmch, Nov. 7, 1732. He was a 
son of Capt. Richard Douglass (b. July 19, 1682; d. Feb. 26, 
1734; m. Dec. 7, 1704) and his wife Margaret Abell, who 
resided at New London, Conn. 

Child: I (Douglass), daughter, b. at New London. 

94 i. Lucy,* b. Jan. 4, 1732-3 (posthumous) ; bap. Jan. 7, 

1732-3; d. Oct. 21, 1739, aged 6 years, 9 months and 
17 days, and was buried in Old Burying Ground, 
New London, gravestone. 
Lucy" (Christophers) Douglass m. (2) March 6, 1736-7, at New 

London, to Dr. Guy Palmes, a physician of New London, b. , 

1712; bap. April 5, 1712; he was prominent in Protestant Episcopal 
Church, New London ; d. March 27, 1757, aged 44, at New London, 
and was buried March 29, 1757, in Old Burying Ground, gravestone. 

He was a son of Andrew Palmes (b. ; bap. Oct. i, 1682, at New 

London; d. June 19, 1721 ; H. C, 1703; m. Feb. 6, 1710, at Boston, 
Mass.) and his wife Elizabeth Gray (b. Boston, Dec. 21, 1685; d. 



154 Christophers Family. [April 

; daughter of Samuel and Susanna (Baster) Gray), of New 

London, Conn. 

Children: 4 (Palmes), all b. in New London. 

95 i. Andrew,* b. April 9, 1738. 

96 ii. Daughter,* b. , 1743-4; d. Oct. — , 1750, aged 

about 6 or 7 years. 

97 iii. Child,* b. , 1749; d. Oct. 10, 1750, aged i year 

and one-half. 

-I-98 iv. Elizabeth,* b. , 1751 ; d. Aug. 29, 1803, aged 52; 

m. (i) Joseph Coit; m. (2) William Coit. 
Authorities : 
New London Town Records, Book I. 
History First Church, Nczv London, pp. 4C9. 474, 494. 
Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages, Book II, p. 15. 
Hempstead's Diary, pp. 238, 253, 255, 286, 557, 683. 
New London Graveyard Inscriptions, by Prentis, p. 19. 
Douglass Genealogy, pp. 69, 83. 
Caulkins' History of New London, p. 360. 
Chronicles of a Connecticut Farm, chart, between pp. 84-5. 
Boston B. M. D., 1630-1699, p. 165. 
Boston Marriages, 1700-1751, p. 29. 

E. C. Brewster Jones, Brewster Notes (N. Y. G. & B. Society) No. 3, 
Part A. 

FOURTH GENERATION 

27. Elizabeth* Raymond (Elizabeth^ Christophers, Lieut. John,' 
Hon. Christopher^), b. April 24, 1720, at New London, Conn.; 

bap. there May 8, 1720; d. • , at ; m. Dec. 9, 1736, at 

South Kingston, R. L, by Rev. Joseph Torrey, to Oliver Hazard, 
b. Sept. 13 (or 30), 1710, at South Kingston, R. L; he was a 
freeman at South Kingston, R. I., in 1734; d. April 14, 1792, at 

. He was a son of Col. George Hazard, of North and 

South Kingston, R. L (b. ; d. , 1743), and his wife 

Penelope Arnold (b. Aug. 3, 1669; d. , 1742), dau. of 

Caleb and Abigail (Wilbur) Arnold. 

Children: 5 (Hazard), i son and 4 daughters: 

99 i. Elizabeth,^ b. Sept. 13, 1737; d. . 

100 ii. Oliver,^ b. March 30, 1739; d. ; m. Patience 

(Cook) Greene, widow of Captain Samuel Greene 
and dau. of Ebenezer and Patience (Gorton) Cook. 

lOi iii. Mercy,^ b. Jan. 21, 1740; d. , 1810; m. Judge 

Freeman Perry. 

102 iv. Sarah,^ b. ; d. . 

103 V. Lucretia,^ b. ; d. . 

For further information relative to Nos. 99, 100, loi, 102 and 
103, see Hazard Family, by Robinson, pp. 26 and 62-3. 
Authorities: 
Hazard Family, by Robinson (1895), pp. lO-ll, 26, 62-3. 
History of First Church, New London, p. 481. 
Raymond Genealogy, p. 9. 



1920.] Christophers Family. 1 5 5 

Vital Records of North and South Kingston, R. I., pp. 45, 79-80. 
Vital Records of South Kingston, p. 18. 

28. Mercy* Raymond (Elizabeth' Christophers, Lieut. John," Hon. 
Christopher^), b. Dec. 24, 1721 ; bap. Dec. 31, 172 1, at New Lon- 
don, Conn.; d. , at ; m. Oct. 11, 1742, at , to Thomas 

WiUiams, b. Sept. 20, 1721 ; bap. May 6, 1722, at Stonington, 
Conn.; d. (killed) Sept. 6, 1781, at Fort Griswold, Groton, 
Conn., at the battle of Groton Heights and was buried at Ston- 
ington, Conn., in Whitehall Burying Ground, gravestone thus 
inscribed : "In memory of Mr. Thomas Williams who was 
killed in Fort Griswold, September 6th, A.D. 1781 in ye 60th 
year of his age." He was a son of Col. John Williams (b. Oct. 
23, 1692; d. Dec. 30, 1761 ; m. Feb. 19, 171 1) and his first wife 
Desire Denison (bap. April 16, 1693; d. Aug. 13, 1737), who 
resided at Stonington, Conn. 

Children: 4 (Williams), i son and 3 daughters: 

104 i. John,'* b. July 27, 1743. 

105 ii. Marcy,"* b. Jan. 24, 1745. 

106 iii. Elizabeth,'* b. Jan. 25, 1748. 

107 iv. Lucy,^ b. Feb. 5, 1752. 

Authorities : 
History First Church, New London, p. 483. 
Hempstead's Diary, p. 117. 
History of MontviUe, Conn., p. 576. 
Raymond Genealogy, p. 9. 
History of Stonington, Conn., pp. 668-670. 
Denison Genealogy, pp. 176-7. 

29. Hon. Joshua* Raymond (Elizabeth^ Christophers, Lieut. 
John,^ Hon. Christopher^), b. Dec. 22, 1723; bap. Dec. 29, 1723, 
at New London, Conn. ; he was a farmer and active in town af- 
fairs and was a Deacon, 1763-1790, in the 2nd Congregational 
Church in New London (Montville), Conn.; he was a Repre- 
sentative to the Connecticut General Assembly from New Lon- 
don, Conn. ; d. Sept. 14, 1789 (or 1790) ; m. Oct. 4, 1750, at ■, 

to Lucy Jewett, b. , 1731, about, see age at and date of 

death; d. Feb. 26, 1811, "aged 81 years," at . She was a 

dau. of Capt. Nathan and Deborah (Lord) Jewett, of Lyme, 
Conn. 

Children: 11 (Raymond), 6 sons and 5 daughters, all b. at 
Montville, Conn. 

108 i. Mercy,' b. Aug. 6, 1751 ; d. June 30, 1833 (or July 

— , 1834) ; m. May 26, 1774, to John^ Raymond (her 
first cousin, son of John and Elizabeth (Griswold) 
Raymond), b. Jan. 7, 1748; d. March 30, 1828, at 
Montville, Conn.; 4 children (see No. 119). 

109 ii. Joshua,' b. , 1753, about; d. April 5, 1806; m. 

(i) Mary (or Mercy)' Raymond (his first cousin, 
dau. of John and Elizabeth (Griswold) Raymond, 



156 Christophers Family. [April 

see No. 123), b. Oct. 7, 1735; d. , first year 

of her marriage, without issue ; he m. (2) 

, Elizabeth Prince (dau. of William and Mary 

(Holland) Prince), b. March 12, 1760; d. Jan. 2, 
1844: 10 children. 

no iii. Nathan,'^ b. , 1754, about; d. June (or Jan.) 16, 

1777. of smallpox; he was a sergeant in Capt. Jos- 
eph Jewett's Company at the battle of Flatbush ; not 
married. 

111 iv. Josiah,^ b. , 1756 (or 1757), about; d. July 21 

(or 25), 1795; m. Sept. 2, 1784, Elizabeth Baker 
(dau. of Joshua and Abigail (Bliss) Baker), b. 
April 21, 1763; d. Feb. 13, 1802, at Norwich, Conn., 
by whom he had 3 children. She m. (2) Deacon 
Robert Manwaring. 

112 V. Mulford,** b. , 1760, about; d. June 3, 1835; m. 

Eleanor Bradford (dau. of Samuel and Bridget 

(Comstock) Bradford), b. , 1762; d. Nov. 15, 

1837, aged 75 years : 7 children. 

113 vi. Louisa^ (twin), b. , 1760, about; d. April 8, 

1849; m. Dec. 23, 1784, to Nathaniel Lynde Ray- 
mond (her first cousin, son of John and Elizabeth 
(Griswold) Raymond, see No. 124), b. Nov. 18, 
1756; d. July 15, 1829: 8 children. 

114 vii. Charlotte,^ b. , 1763, about; d. May 23, 1854; 

m. Benajah Gardner, of Rhode Island, b. ; d. 

June — , 1828. He was a large land owner and 
farmer, and settled at Waterford, Conn., and had 
a large family. 

115 viii. Lucy,^ b. Nov. 12, 1764; d. Aug. 18, 1831, aged 66; 

m. Jan. 31, 1790, Nathaniel Bradford, of Montville, 
Conn., b. Oct. 13, 1766; d. Sept. 16, 1832, aged 65. 
He was a son of Samuel and Bridget (Comstock) 
Bradford, of Montville, Conn. They had 5 chil- 
dren. 

116 ix. Mary,^ b. — — , 1766, about; d. Dec. — , 1821, at 

Westfield, Mass.; m. Jan. 24, 1786, to Lemuel' 
Raymond (No. 154, son of Christopher* and 
Eleanor (Fitch) Raymond) : 4 children. 

117 X. Jewett," b. , 1768, about; d. Oct. 3, 1774. 

118 xi. Oliver,^ b. Jan. 24, 1771 ; d. July 29, 1862, at Lyme, 

Conn.; m. (i) Oct. 3, 1793, to Hannah Raymond 
(dau. of Edward and Sarah (Douglass) Raymond, 
his first cousin, see No. 137) b. June 13, 1774; d. 
Aug. 20, 181 1, by whom he had 9 children. He m. 
(2) April 2, 1812, to Mary Comstock (dau. of 
Nathaniel and Anna (Stark) Comstock), b. Feb. 19, 
1787; d. Feb. 14, 1863, by whom he had 8 children. 



1920.] Christophers h amity. ^57 

Authorities : 
History of Montinlk, Conn., pp. MO, i6i, 401, 576-7-8-9-80-81-82 and 787. 
Early Conn. Marriages by Bailey, Book II, p. 33. 
Raymond Genealogy pp. 9, 16, 34-5. 

30. John* Raymond (Elizabeth' Christophers, Lieut. John,^ Hon. 
Christopher^), b. Jan. 18, 1725-6, at Montville (i. e., New Lon- 
don, North Parish), Conn.; bap. New London, Jan. 30, 1725-6; 
he was a Lieutenant in Col. Whiting's command in the French 
and Indian War at Fort Edward in 1756; he lived in Montville 
in the old Raymond homestead near head of Haughton's Cove; 

d. May 7, 1789, at Montville, Conn., aged 64; m. , 1747, to 

Elizabeth Griswold, b. July 16, 1728, at Lyme, Conn.; d. Jan. 
16, 1779, aged 50, of smallpox, at Montville, Conn. She was a 
dau. of Rev. George Griswold (b. Aug. 13, 1692, at Lyme, 
Conn.; d. Oct. 14, 1761, at East Lyme, Conn.; Yale College, 
1717) and his first wife Hannah Lynde, dau. of Nathaniel 
Lynde of Saybrook, Conn. (b. Sept. 10, 1698; d. Jan. 23, 1734- 
5, in 37th year, at Lyme, Conn.), of Lyme, Conn. 

Children: 12 (Raymond), 5 sons and 7 daughters, all b. at 
Montville, Conn. : 

119 i. John,^ b. Jan. 7. 1748; d. March 30, 1828, at Mont- 

ville; m. May 26, 1774, to Mercy^ Raymond (his 
first cousin, dau. of Joshua* and Lucy (Jewett) 
Raymond, see Nos. 29 and 108), b. Aug. 6, 1751 ; 
d. June 30, 1833 : 4 children. , 

120 ii. William,'* b. June 27, 1749; d. , 1778; he was a 

Lieutenant in the army and was taken prisoner and 
whipped to death at Halifax ; never married. 

121 iii. Elizabeth,^ b. April 7, 1751 ; d. , 1841 ; m. 

Joshua West, of Lebanon, Conn. ; no issue. 

122 iv. Hannah,^ b. Oct. 28, 1752; d. Nov. 10, 1834; never 

married. 

123 V. Mary,^ b. Oct. 17, 1754; d. (first year of 

her marriage) ; ni. Joshua^ Raymond (her first 
cousin, as his first wife, son of Joshua and Lucy 

(Jewett) Raymond, see Nos. 29 and 109) b. , 

1753; d. April 5, 1S06; she left no issue; he m. (2) 
Elizabeth Prince (dau. of William and Mary (Hol- 
land) Prince), b. March 12, 1760; d. Jan. 2, 1844, 
by whom he had 10 children. 

124 vi. Nathaniel Lynde, ^ b. Nov. 18, 1756; d. July 15, 1829 

(or July 12, 1838) ; m. Dec. 23, 1784, to Louisa^ 
Raymgnd (his first cousin, daughter of Joshua and 
Lucy (Jewett) Raymond, see Nos. 29 and 113), b. 
, 1760; d. April 8, 1849: 8 children. 

125 vii. Anna,' b. Dec. 13, 1758; d. ; m. (i) Capt. 

Stephen Billings; m. (2) George Denison. 

126 viii. Eunice,^ b. March 15, 1761 ; d. ; m. Henry 

Delamore Bolles. 



158 Christophers Family. [April 

127 ix. Eleanor,' b. Nov. 9, 1765; d. Aug. 29, 1819 (or 20), 

at Greenfield, Iowa; m. March 21, 1790, to John 
Manwaring (son of Christopher and Deborah (Deni- 

son) Manwaring), b. March 21, 1765; d. , 1811, 

killed by a fall : 7 children. 

128 X. George," b. Dec. 8, 1767; d. Jan. 24, 1852; m. Oct. 

9, 1796, to Martha Smith (dau. of Deacon Gilbert 

Smith, of Groton, Conn.), b. ; d. March 23, 

i860, aged 84: 4 children. 

129 xi. Sylvanus,'^ b. Aug. 8, 1769; d. , 1792, at St. 

Thomas, West Indies ; not married. 

130 xii. Sarah," b. March 4, 1772; d. April 20, 1855; m. 

June 27, 1797, to Daniel Baker (son of Jared and 
Phebe (Harris) Baker), b. Nov. 7, 1770; d. Aug. 
23, 185 1 : 8 children. 

Authorities : 

Hyde Genealogy, Vol. I, pp. 52, 191. 

Yale College Biographies, by Dexter. 

History of Montville, Conn., pp. 165-6, 248, 577-8, 582. 

Raymond Genealogy, pp. 16-17. 

31. Edward* Raymond (Elizabeth'' Christophers, Lieut. John,^ 
Hon. Christopher'), b. Feb. 15, 1727, at Montville, Conn.; he 
settled at Waterford, Conn. (Pine Neck), and was a farmer; d. 
Sept. 14, 1788, at Pine Neck, Conn.; m. Nov. 14, 1758, at New 
London, Conn., by Rev. Mather Byles, to Sarah Douglass (dau. 
of Robert Douglass (b. Dec. 28, 1705, at New London; d. Oct. 
— , 1786; m. Aug. 5, 1731) and his wife Sarah Edgecome (b. 

; d. , 1797-8, at Wallingford, Vt., at her son Daniel 

Douglass' home, who resided at New London, Conn.), b. July 

15, 1738, at New London, Conn.; d. , 1811, at Pine Neck, 

Waterford, Conn. 

Children: 9 (Raymond), 5 sons and 4 daughters, all b. at 
Waterford, Conn. 

131 i. Caleb," b. Jan. 21, 1759; bap. Nov. 6, 1759, at New 

London ; d. ; he never married ; he was town 

clerk of Waterford, Conn., 29 years. 

132 ii. Elizabeth," b. Nov. 25, 1760; bap. Aug. 6, 1761, at 

New London; d. ; m. Goodrich. 

133 iii. Mehitable," b. March 18, 1763; d. ; m. Moses 

Warren. 

134 iv. Joshua," b. Jan. 2, 1766; bap. New London, July — , 

1772; d. Nov. 13, 1789; never married. 

135 v. Robert," b. ; bap. New London, July — , 1772; 

d. Sept. 16, 1774, in his 8th year. 

136 vi. Edward," b. ; bap. New London, July — , 1772; 

d. young. 

137 vii. Hannah," b. June 13, 1774; d. Aug. 20, 181 1; m. 

Oct. 3, 1793, to Oliver" Raymond (her first cousin, 
son of Joshua* and Lucy (Jewett) Raymond, see 



1920.] Christophers Family. 1 59 

Nos. 29 and 118), b. Jan. 24, 1771 ; d. July 29, 1862, 
by whom she had 9 children. He m. (2) April 2, 
1812, to Mary Comstock (dau. of Nathaniel and 
Ann (Stark) Comstock), b. Feb. 19, 1787; d. Feb. 
14, 1863, by whom he had 8 children. 

138 viii. Sarah,'* b. March 11, 1777; bap. New London, April 

17, 1781 ; d. , at Ledyard, Conn.; m. Shubael 

Smith, of Ledyard, Conn. 

139 ix. Edward 2nd,^ b. ; bap. New London, April 

17, 1781 ; d. , young. 

Authorities : 
History of Montville, Conn., pp. 576, 578, 581. 
Douglass Genealogy, pp. 71-2, 88. 
Early Conn. Marriages, by Bailey, Book II, p. 23. 
Raymond Genealogy, p. 17. 
History First Church, New London, pp. 526, 535, 537. 

32. Christopher* Raymond (Elizabeth^ Christophers, Lieut. 
John," Hon. Christopher'), b. July 17, 1729, at Montville, Conn. ; 
he lived at Montville and was a physician ; d. May 14, 1793, at 
Montville (probably) ; he m. , 1752, about, at Mont- 
ville, Conn., to Eleanor Fitch (dau. of Daniel Fitch (b. , 

1709; d. May 12, 1755) and his wife Sarah Sherwood (b. ; 

d. , aged 90), of Trading Cove, Montville, Conn.), b. Feb. 

4, 1734, at Montville; d. March 17, 1826, at Montville, Conn. 

Children: 6 (Raymond), 3 sons and 3 daughters, all b. at 
Montville, Conn. 

140 i. Sarah, ^ b. Jan. 20, 1753; d. June 9, 1828; m. Dec. 

22, 1769, to John Dolbeare (son of John and Mary 
(Sherwood) Dolbeare), b. Sept. 29, 1745; d. April 
9, 1806; 13 children. 

141 ii. Daniel Fitch,^ b. , 1755, about; d. Oct. 7 (or 

17), 1828, aged 73; m. (i) Oct. 11. 1779, to Rachel 
Hillhouse (dau. of Judge William and Sarah (Gris- 
wold) Hillhouse). b. Avig. 17, 1760; d. Dec. 2, 181 1, 
aged 51, by whom he had 10 children. He m. (2) 
Dec. 8, 1812, to Charlotte Comstock (dau. of 
Nathaniel and Anna (Stark) Comstock), b. June 10. 
1783; d. Aug. 17,1849, aged 66 years, 2 months: 3 
children. 

142 Hi. Christopher,'* b. , 1760, about; d. April 20, 

1840; m. Nancy Mason (dau. of Jeremiah and 

Elizabeth (Fitch) Mason), b. -.; d. April 28, 

1848. aged 85 years, by whom he had 3 children. 

143 iv. Lemuel,' b. ; d. ; m. Jan. 24, 1786, to 

Mary' Raymond (dau. of Joshua and Lucy (jewett) 

Raymond, see Nos. 29 and 116), b. , 1766, 

about ; d. Dec. — , 1821 : 4 children. 

144 V. Eleanor.' b. ; d. ; m. Levi Smith, of Hart- 

ford, Conn. 



l6o Christophers Family. [April 

145 vi. Abigail North," b. Nov. 10, 1770 ; d. ; m. Nov. 

I, 1787, Perez Comstock (son of Nathaniel and 
Sarah (Bradford) Comstock), b. May 8, 1764; d. 

; by whom she had 1 1 children. 

Authorities : 
History of Montville, Conn., pp. 145, 334, 385, 556, 576, 578-9. S84. 586-7. 

33. Elizabeth* Man waring (Esther^ Christophers, Lieut. John,* 
Hon. Christopher'), b. ; bap. April 14, 1723, at New Lon- 
don, Conn.; d. (before Nov. 10, 1768, as her husband 

married a 3rd time on that date, at ; m. (before 1764, 

as her child was b. Nov. 27, 1764), at , to John* Christophers, 

No. 47, as his 2nd wife; his ist wife was Jerusha Gardiner, 
who d. Feb. 18, 1754 (son of Hon. Captain Christopher' 
Christophers, No. 12, by his wife Sarah Prout, who lived at 
New London, Conn.), b. Feb. 27, 1718-19, at New London, 
Conn.; d. Jan. 15, 1787. 

Children: 2 (Christophers), i son and i daughter: 

146 i. Samuel,^ b. ; d. Feb. — , 1785, at sea; not 

married. (See also No. 176.) 
+ 147 ii. Elizabeth,^ b. Nov. 27, 1764; d. June 18, 1851 ; m. 
Ebenezer Holt, Jr. (See also No. 177.) 

John* Christophers m. a 3rd time, Nov. 10, 1768, at Norwich, 
Conn., to Sybil (Capron) Crocker, widow of Capt. Roswell Crocker. 
Thomas Manwaring, the father of Elizabeth* Manwaring made 
his will Nov. 15, 1769, and in it he left bequests to "the children and 
heirs of my late daughter Elizabeth, the late wife of John Chris- 
tophers, late of New London, Conn., now of Norwich in said 
county." 

Authorities : 
Caulkins' History of New London, pp. 317-18. 
History of First Church, New Londoti, p. 485. 
Vital Records of Norwich, Conn., Vol. I, p. 446. 
Early Conn. Marriages, Book II, p. 19. 

34. Thomas* Manwaring (Esther^ Christophers, Lieut. John,* 
Hon. Christopher'), b. ; bap. July 25, 1725, at New Lon- 
don, Conn.; he lived in Lyme (Black Point), Conn., and in- 
herited land from his father there; d. , at ; m. April 

14, 1748, at New London, Conn., to Lydia Waterhouse (whose 

parentage is not known to me), b. ; she owned covenant, 

as a young woman, in New London, Conn., May 3, 1741, and 
was bapt. there in first church on same day ; d. , at . 

Children: 5 (Manwaring), 2 sons and 3 daughters: 

148 i. Thomas,^ b. , bap. New London, March i, 

1749- 

149 ii. Lucy,° (or Sarah), b. ; bap. New London, Oct. 

4 (O. S.), 15 (N. S.), 1752, at New London, Conn, 
(see Hempstead's Diary, p. 596, and History First 
Church, New London, p. 521). 



1920.] Corrections and Additions to Published Genealogical Works. i6l 

150 iii. Lydia,' b. ; bap. New London, Nov. 11, 1759. 

151 iv. Isaac,^ b. ; bap. New London, July 24, 1763. 

152 V. Elizalieth,^ b. ; bap. New London, June 23, 

1765- 

Authorities : 

Bailey's Early Conn. Marriages, Book 11, p. 21. 

History First Church, Nezv London, pp. 506, 518-21, 526, 529-30. 

Hempstead's Diary, pp. 276, 596. 

His father's will. 

35. Peter* Manwaring (Esther^ Christophers, Lieut. John,^ Hon. 
Qiristopher^), b. June 7, 1730, in New London (or Lyme, i. e., 
Black Point), Conn., and was bap. New London, July 5, 1730; 
he lived at Lyme, Conn., and inherited land from his father 
there; he was the executor of his father's will, dated Nov. 15, 
1769. I have no record of his having married nor of his date 
and place of burial. 

Authorities : 
History First Church, New London, p. 492. 
His father's will. 

( To be continued.) 



CORRECTIONS AND ADDITIONS TO PUBLISHED 
GENEALOGICAL WORKS. 



Every gleaner in the field of genealogical research has met with errors in 
printed volumes which, left by themselves, carry mistaken conclusions to the 
end of time. This department has been inaugurated in an endeavor to correct 
such spurious data. Readers are requested to forward for publication here 
every such error, and such further additions to printed genealogies as are 
found, that due correction may be made. The authority for the statement 
must be furnished, with name and address of contributor. 



80. Seymour, Forman, Ledyard — Correction. 

On page 393 of the October, 1919, Record, in the last para- 
graph but one of addition No. 78, Henry Seymour was not the 
brother, but the father of Governor Horatio Seymour of New 
York. I will add that the baptisms of Judge Jonathan Forman 
and Margaret Wyckoff were dated after their marriage, suggest- 
ing a Quaker parentage. 

The wife of their grandson. Col. Jonathan Forman, of Middle- 
town Point, New Jersey, Mary Ledyard, of Connecticut, was a 
niece of Colonel William Ledyard who fell, with some seventeen 
of his kin, at the defence of Fort Griswold, on Groton Heights, 
Sept., 1781. She, with her cousin Miss Fanny Ledyard went to 
the aid of the American wounded at Groton early the next morn- 
ing, and said she stepped over her shoe tops in blood in the barn 
where they lay. She was a woman of education, great force, in- 
telligence and high character. With her husband, she is buried in 
the village cemetery at Cazenovia, New York. 
HELEN L. fairchild (Mts. Charles S. Fairchild), Cazenovia, N. Y. 



1 62 Registration of Pedigrees. [April | 

I 
(Continued from Vol. LI, p. 92, of The Record.) i 

Mo. M6. WARD ABRAHAM HATFIELD, JR. 

1. Andrew' Ward, the immigrant ancestor, b , 1597, abdut, probably (according to (fa>v^ (j^,f«^a/<?gy, 

pp. 7-8 and 28; he was made a freeman at Watertown, .Vlass., May 14, 1634; hence he must have 
been at least 21 years old on that date, which places the year of his birth at least as early as 1613; 
in as much as he was appointed March 3, 1635-6, one of six to govern the Colony of Connecticut 
it is fair to presume that his selection for this important duty was due to his importance as a • 
citizen and also to the fact that he was of sufficiently mature age to render him a suitable 
governing officer; this he would have been had he been born about 1597 as suggested in the > 

Ward Genealogy), at ? (Homersfield, Suffolk Co., Eng., according to some authorities 

which hypothesis has elements of possibility, but is by no means as yet a proven fact); d , 

between June 8 and Oct. 18, 1659 (will datetd June 8, 1659, inventory filed by his widow Oct. 18, 1 

1659; will proved Oct. 20, 1659), at Fairfield, Conn.; m , at to Hester (or Esther) 

Sherman (dau. of Edmund and Joan (Makin) Sherman of Dedham, Eng., Watertown, Mass.,. 

Wethersfield and New Haven, Conn.), b ; bapt. April I, 1606, at Dedham, Eng.; d 

(will signed, "being sick in body,'' Dec. 27, 1665), at Fairfield, Conn., probably. 

Ke^i. Andrewi Ward was probably the grandson ol Richard Ward of Homer.sfi.!ld, Suffolk Co.. Eng., who died "m extreme old : | 
age^^ in 1598. and whose will was prob.ited in the Bishop's Court in iS9?. This Richard Ward had five sons amongst 1 
whom were Henry (the oldest son), said to have been b, about 1559 and d. in 1645, who succeeded his father and in- 
herited land; Richard who inherited land; ,\ndrew, who inherited £333 (not spoken of as a minor in his lather's will 1 
and hence was of age in 1S9S) and who is estimated to have been b. in 1570; Ralph, whose wife is said to have been b. 
in 1S72, and another son. It is supposed that the land having been bequeathed to the sons Henr^ and Richard, that I 
tlie £333 was left to ."Vncirew to start him in business and that he probably removed from his home environment. It is ' 
a signihcant fact that amongst the burials in St. Michael's, Cornhill, London, that we have recorded those of .Andrew 
Warde. gent., buried Jan. 23. 1615; and also that of Ralph Ward. These two names Andrew and Ralph, were the ■ 
names oftwo of the sons of Richard' Ward of Homersfield, and it is a fair conjecture that, from the recurrence of these ■ 
two names, Andrew and Ralph, as members possibly of the Parish of St. Michael, that the Andrew Ward who was 1 < 
buried there Jan. 23. \b\^. and Ralph Ward, were the sons of Richard Ward of Homersfield, and it is also conjecttired 1 
that this Andrew Ward of St. Michael's was the father of Andrew' Ward of Fairfield, Conn. It being the belief that : I 
Andrew Ward (son of Richard Ward of Homersfield) established himself in London with the £333 left him by his : 
father and died there in 1615. leaving a son Andrew' Ward who sometime after his father's death came to New England 
and settled in Watertown, Mass.. where he was made a freeman on May 14, 1634. On March 3, 1636, Andrew' Ward 
and seven others were appointed by the Colony of Massachusetts Bay to govern the Colony of Connecticut and during - 
that year this commission held 6 courts in the Colony under their control. Andrew' Ward settled in Welhersfiela, 
Conn., and he was one of the first legislative body that met in New Towne (or Hartford) on April 26. 1636. In 1636 he il 
was appointed with Capt. John Mason and Mr. ."Vllen to treat with the Indians at .'Vgawam (or Springfield). On June 4, I 
1639, his name is found among the free planters at the gathering of the Church at New Haven. At the General Court 
Marcti 4, 1640, Andrew Ward and Robert Coe of Wethersfield were appointed to treat with that Court relative to the 
plantation of Stamford (or Toquams) which had about that time been purchased by the town of Wethersfield. On t 
March 26. 1640 he was appointed Constable of Stamford. At the General Court, Oct. 27, 1641. he, with Francis Bell,: ( 
represented Stamford and New Haven at the Court, and they were admitted as freeman. At the General Court, April ; 
5,1643, he wrote a letter in the name of the freeholders of Stamford introducing John Underbill and Richard Gilder- , 
sleeve as representatives of Stamford at that Court, and at the same Court requested that a Magistrate be appointed for 
Stamford, At this same Court, Andrew Ward and Robert Coe were appointed to assist at the next General Court of - 
Election at New Haven. In 1644 and 1646 he was elected as Deputy from Stamford. He is said to have removed to 
Hempstead, Long Island, N. Y., for a time; but he must have soon returned to Connecticut for on Oct. 6, 1651, at a I 
General Court at Hartford, he with John Banks of Fairfield, Conn., were appointed to settle the estate of Peter John- ' 
son of Fairfield. At this same Court he was appointed an .'Issistant " to join with the Magistrates for the execution ol 
Justice in the towns of Connecticut by the seaside." And in the same year he bought land in Fairfield. He was one 
of the most important and infiuential men in all of the localities with which he was identified. His will was dated 
June 3 (or 8), 1659, and it was probated Oct. 20. 1659. in Fairfield. He d. between those dates leaving a widow and c 
children. In this will drawn by his own hand he being " strong, merry and well both in mind and body " he meation! 
his wife Esther, son John, dau. Sarah (who afterwards became the wife of Nathaniel Burr), dau. Abigail, sons Andrew 
and Samuel, " the rest of his children having received their full portion;" except Edmund, his son who " in case he re 
turned'' was to receive £20. His widow Esther (or Hester), made her will Dec. 27. 166s. which was probated Feb. 28 
1666; and in it she mentions her son William, dau. Mary Burr, sons Andrew and Samuel, dau. Abigail, dau. Anns 
Nichols and her children, grandchild Hester Ward (dau. of her son William), son John and his child, grandchildrer 
Sarah Burr and Nathaniel Burr, children of her dau. Sarah, who m. Nathaniel Burr, her dau. Sarah Burr. 

Children. 9 (Ward), ; sons and 4 daus., viz:— (i) Edmund,^ who was left £20 in his father's will " il he came to this place," i. e 
Fairfield. (2) William,^ who m. Deborah Lockwood (see below). (3) Marv,^ who m. Lieut. Jehue= Burr. (4) Andrew, 
who m. Trial Meiges. (5) Samuel, = who m. (i) Alice Ogden; m. (2) Mrs. Hannah (Hawkins?) Nichols, widow of ionathai 
Nichols, who after death of Andrew^ Ward probably m. (3) John Judson of Woodbury, Conn. (6) Abigail,- who m, (1 
Moses Dimon; m. (2) Edward Howard. (7) Ann,^ who m. Caleb Nichols of Stratford, Conn. (8) John," who m. Mar; 
Harris. (9) Sarah,''' who m. Nathaniel Burr. 

2. Doctor and Surgeon William' Ward,* b 1630-5, he was made a freeman May 31, 1657; henci 

he was at least 21 years old on that date; d 1675-6; he was killed in the Great Swami 

fight in the Narragansett (King Philip's) War, while participating in the attack on the Indiai 

fort; m 1657, about, to Deborah Lockwood (dau. of Robert and Susanna ( ) Lock 

wood, of Watertown, Mass., until 1645, and later of Fairfield, Conn.), b. Oct. 12, 1636, at Water 

town, Mass.; d (living a widow at Southampton, L. I., N. Y., in 1698), at Deboral 

(Lockwood) Ward, widow of William* Ward, m. (2) at to John Topping (Tappai 

or Toppan) of Soggapanock, Southampton, L. I., N. Y., b , 1636 (see age at and date 

death), at ; d. May 29, 1686, aged 50, at Southampton, N. Y., and was there buried in Oli 

Burying Ground, where a gravestone marks his grave thus inscribed: — " Here Lieth the Body c 
John Topping, Justice of the Peace, aged fifty, who departed this life on the 29 day of May in th, 
year 1686." 

Res. William" Ward came to Fairfield with his parents. On Oct. i8, 1656, he purchased of Henry Lyon a dwelling house an 
four acres of land, a,nd also other lands of other individuals. It is supposed that this purchase of land was in prepa 
ation for his marriage, which took place about this time it is thought. (Jn Feb. 14, 1669. the town of Fairfield grante 
him 3 acres of land. He is recorded as having purchased the Perry home and home lot from the heirs of Dr. Thomi 
Pell of Newton Square. He was a physician. In 1675-6 (on or about Jan. 13) he was a Sergeant in the Fairfield Cor 
pany of troops serving against the Indians in the Narragansett (King Philip's) War. and was appointed by the Gener 
Court of Connecticut a Surgeon with the rank of Ensign of the forces stationed at New London. He was killed, 
action in the attack on the Indian fort in the Great Swamp fight. On March 4, 1675-6, an inventory of his estate w; 
taken, amounting to £595, iish.,9d. At the close of the Narragansett War the Connecticut General Assembly presenti 
his widow with a captive Indian boy to become part of her household (see Coon. Colonial Records, vol. ii, p. 14)* J°v ■ 
Topping lived in Southampton, L. I., N. Y. He was a Justice of the Peace. 

Children, I (Ward) daughter, viz:— Hester' (or Esther) (see below). By her 2nd m. to John Topping, Deborah (Lockwoo(. j 
Ward had 00 (Topping) children that ate known of. " \i 

Note:* Descendants eligible to Society of Colonial Wars. I 



Registration of Pedigrees. 1 63 



^ PiRX)— Continued. 

Hester^ (or Esther) Ward, b 1664-5 C^^r will was dated Jan. 8, 1730-1, and inventory submitted 

Feb. 8, 1731-2, proved April 18, 1732, hence she d. between Jan. 8, 1730-1, and Feb. 8, 1731-2, and 
her age at death according to her gravestone was 67 years, hence 1731-2 less 67 years equals 

1664-5 ^s her date of birth), at Fairfield, Conn.; d (between Jan. 8, 1730-1, and Feb. 8, 

1731-2), at Fairfield, Conn,, probably, and was buried in the old Mill Plain Burying Ground, 
where her tombstone existed thus inscribed: — "Here Lyes ye body of Mr? Esther Lord, wife of 

Mr . .bert Lord, aged 67 years. Died " This stone was removed to the Old Burying 

Ground, Fairfield, and set up therein the year 1881; the date of her death has disappeared, but 
we know that it occurred in 1731-2. She m. (i) April 19, 1678 (i. e. the marriage contract was 
dated April Ig, 1678, and is recorded at Fairfield, Conn.; however, if she was b. as shown above 
in 1664-5, then she was only 13 or 14 years old April ig, 1678. It is possible that this marriage 
contract was signed at Fairfield, Conn., earlier than the marriage itself, on account of her mother's 
second marriage to John Topping, and her removal to Southampton where possibly the marriage 

itself took place later), to Ebenezer Hawley (son of Joseph Hawley of Stratford, Conn, (b , 

1603; d. .May 20, l6go; m 1646) and his wife Katherine Birdsey (b ; d. June 25, 1692), 

b. Sept. 17, 1654, at Stratford, Conn.; d , 1681, aged 27 years, at She m. (2) Oct. 7 

(or 17), 1682, at Fairfield, Conn, (probably), to Ephraim Nichols (son of Isaac and Margaret 

(Washburn) Nichols of Fairfield, Conn.), b. Dec. 16, 1657; d 1690-1, probably (as the 

inventory of his estate was taken March g, i6go-l ), at She m. (3) Nov. . ., l6gi (Nov. 16, 

i6gi, accordmg to Ward Genealogy), to Ellphalet Hilt (son of William and Elizabeth (Jones) 

Hill of Fairfield, Conn.), b , at ; d 1695-6, about (inventory of his estate 

taken April 23, 1696). She m. (4) Jan. 20, 1696-7, to Robert Lord (son of William and his first 
wife) ( ) Lord of Say brook, Conn.j.b. Aug. 16, 165 1, at ; d , 1739, at 

Res. Ebenezer Hawley settled in Fairfield. Conn., wliere tie died. On ,'\pril 19. 1678, fie signed a pre-nuptial marriage contract 
settling certain rigfits of property of his intended wife Hester Ward; tlie marriage flence took place on or after tfiis 
date; two children were b, of this m., the first b. May 6, 1679, and the second b. 1680-1, Ebenezer Hawley himseff 

d 168 1, aged 27 years, ft therefore appears that, if the age of Hester Lord at her death in 1731-2, 67 years, is 

given or interpreted correctly on her tombstone, she was m. in 1678 when she was but ij or 14 years old, and she bore 
her husband two children before she whs 17 years old. It is possible that the inscription on her gravestone bas not 
been properly interpreted, or that an error was made in Perry's Fairfield Graveyard Inscriptions, p. 215. It seems 
more probable that her date of birth was 1654 than 1664-5. 

Ephraim Nichols, her second husband, lived and d. in Fairfield. 
Eliphalet Hill, her third husband, lived and d. in Fairfield. 
Robert Lord, her fourth husband, lived in Fairfield, he survived her. 

Esther (Ward) Hawley-Nichols-Hill-Lord inherited property from her father, Dr. William^ Ward and from her first 
three husbands (Hawley, Nichols and Hill). 

Children, by her first m., 2 (Hawley), 1 son and 1 dau., viz: — (i) Elizabeth,* b. May 6, 1679; d. Aug 18, 1753; who m. (i) Joseph 

Wakeman; m. (2) John Burr, whose full record is given below, (2) William.-' b 1680-1; d. young. By her second 

m. she had 3 (Nichols) children, viz:— (3) Ignatius,* b. Dec. 17, 1683; who m. Abigail Staples. (4) Deborah,* b. Jan. i, 
16S5; who m. Joseph Wheeler. (5) Esther,* b. Dec. 18, 1689; who m. Daniel Wheeler. By her third m. she had 2 
(Hill) children, viz:— (6) William,* b. Nov. 17, 1692; d. April 25. 1775; m 171S, about, Abigail Barlow. (7) Eli- 
phalet,* b. Jan. II, 1694-5. By her fourth m. she bad 5(Lord) children, viz:— (8) Mary,* bapt, Aug. 21, 1698; who probably 

d, young, (9) .Abigail,* bapt. April 5, 1700; who m. Ebenezer Stevens. (10) Sarah,* bapt. March 29, 1702; d , 1782, 

about; who m, (i) June 14, 1722, Josiah Gilbert, who d. Dec. 4, 1760; m. (2) William Hill. (11) Robert,* b ; 

d ; who m , 1730, about, Rachel Hyde, who after Robert* Lord's death m. (2) Richard Lewsey. (12) Eben- 
ezer,* b ; d , 1750; m. Abigail } 

Elizabeth* Hawley, b. May 6, i67g, at Fairfield, Conn.; d. Aug. 18, 1753, in the 74th year of her age, at 

Fairfield, and was buried there in Old Burying Ground, gravestone; shem.(l) l6g7-8, at 

Fairfield, Conn., to Captain Joseph Wakeman* (son of Rev. Samuel and Hannah (Goodyear) 

Wakeman, of Fairfield, Conn.), b , 1670, about, at ■ (Fairfield, Conn., probably); 

d. Dec. 5, 1726, aged 56, at Fairfield, and was there buried in Old Burying Ground, gravestone. 

She m. (2) 1727, at Fairfield, Conn, (probably), to Colonel John Burr (son of Nathaniel 

and Sarah (Ward) Burr of Fairfield), as his second wife, b. May . ., 1673, at Fairfield; d. June 13, 
1750, in the 7gth year of his age, at Stratfield (Poquonnock), Conn., and was there buried in Old 

Burying Ground, gravestone. Col. John Burr m. (i) i6g6, about, to Deborah Barlow 

(dau. of John and Abigail (Lockwood) Barlow of Fairfield), b , 1674 (see age at and date 

of death), at Fairfield; d. Dec. 4, 1726, in her 52nd year, at Stratford, Conn., and was buried there 
in Old Burying Ground, gravestone. 

Res. Capt. Joseph Wakeman lived at Greens Farms (Westport), Conn., then a part of Fairfield; a picture of his home there 
built in 1700 is to be seen in the Wakeman Genealogy, facing p, 167. He represented Fairfield in the Connecticut As- 
sembly in 1710, 1714, 1716-19. 1721; he was an Assistant to the Governor 1725 6, and was on the Council of War In 1725. 
Col. John Burr lived within the limits of the present city of Bridgeport, Coon, (then called Stratfield or Poquonnock); 
he was closely identified with the interests of Fairfield and held many responsible trusts; being County Commissary, 
Deputy to the General Assembly, Speaker of the House, Auditor, Judge of the County Court and Court of Probate. 
He was engaged in the expedition to Nova Scotia as a Major and later as a Colonel. He owned a large farm surround- 
ing his residence at Poquonnock and also a " long lot " and several other large grants from the town of Fairfield, be- 
sides a large inheritance from his father. He was one of the founders of the First Congregational Church of Bridgeport. 

Children, by her first m., 9 (Wakeman), 6 sons and 3 daus., viz:— (i) Ebenezer,^ b. Jan. 10. 1699; d. Sept. 25, 1726; m. Sarah Stur- 

ges. (2) Catherine. 5 bapt. April 21, 1700; d ; m. Oct. 18, 1722, Capt. John Burr. (3) Elizabeth,' bapt. April 19, 

1702; d. June 16, 1753; m. June ... 1722. Capt, Samuel Burr. (4) Joseph,' bapt. May 14, 1704; d. Sept. j-,, 1762; m. Oct. 
23, 1727, Abigail Allen (see below). (5) Jabez,' bapt. March 10, 1705-6; d. Oct, 10, 1794; m. June i, 1727, Ruth Treadwell. 

(6) Samuel,» bapt, Jan, 30, 1708-9; d young. (7) Mary,' bapt. July 23, 1710; d. March 19. 1743: m. William Burr. 

(8) Samuel. 2nd,' bapt. Nov. 1. 1713; d. Aug. 15, 1752; m. Ruth f (9) Stephen,' bapt. March 10, 1717; d. March 25, 

1760; m. (1) Mary Adams; m. (2) Sarah Jessup. 

Joseph' Wakeman, b , 1703-4; bapt. Fairfield, May 14, 1704, at Fairfield, Conn.; d. Sept. 23, 1762, 

in his 59th year, at Greens Farms, Conn., and was there buried in the Old Burying Ground, 
gravestone; he left an estate of ,£5,300; m. Oct. 23, 1727, at Fairfield, to Abigail Allen (dau. of 

Lieut, and Dr. Gideon and Anna (Burr) Allen of Fairfield), b ; bapt. June 24, 1705, at 

Fairfield, Conn.; d. Jan. I, 1804, in her looth year, at Greens Farms, Conn., and was buried there 
in Old Burying Ground, gravestone. 

Res. Greens Farms. Conn. 

Children, 10 (Wakeman). 5 sons and 5 daus.. viz:— (i) Ann.' (2) Joseph.' (3) Mary.' (4) Joseph, 2nd.' (5) Aligail." (6) Gideon' 
(see below). (7) Joseph, 3rd.' (8) Helena.' (9) Seth.' (10) Elizabeth.' 

For continuation of this Pedigree, see Pedigree No. 88 of this series, 6th to loth generation, inclusive. 

Note: * Descendants eligible to Society of Colonial Wars. 



64 Registration of Pedigrees. [April 

V^ l^KO— Continued. 

Note:— In the 4th generation of Pedigree No. 88, it is erroneously stated that Elizabeth Hawley was the 1 

au. of Ebenezer Hawley of Fairfield, by his wife Esther ( ) Ward, widow of Doctor William Ward. 1 

he was the dau. of Ebenezer Hawley, by his wife Hester (or Esther) Ward, who was the only dau. and only 1 
hild of Dr. William Ward, by his wife Deborah Lockwood. 

In the 8th generation of Pedigree No. 88 (to which pedigree you are referred for continuation of this 
edigree), the date of death of Joseph Hatfield (father of Abraham) is erroneously printed July 24, 1873; it 
hould read July 24, 1837. 

Authorities: 

N. Y. G. &• B. Record, vol. 1, pp. 231-3, Pedigree No. 108. 

Schenck's History of Fairfield, Conn., vol. i, pp. 189. 199, 378-9. 392, 399-401, 418-19. 

Savage's Gen. Die. of N. £., vol. iii, p. 105; vol. iv, pp. 406, 414. ■ Ih 

Bond's Watertown. p. 854. ff« 

Watertorwn Records, vol. i, pp. 3-5, 8, 9, 11. 

Colonial Records of Connecticut, vol. ii, p. 14. 

Lockwood Genealogy, pp. 2, 5. 

Ward Family Genealogy. Descendants of Andreiu Ward, pp. 7-29, 31. 38. 45-55. 

Orcutt's History of Stratford, Conn., vol. ii. pp. 1212, 1252. 

Old Burying Ground, Fairfield. Conn., pp. 98, 215, 227. 

Hawlev Record, pp. 2-3, 304-5. 440-1 Note 10. 522 Note 165. 

Clarence A. Torrey, Esq., Chicago University, Chicago, 111. 

Burr Genealogy, pp. 132-4. 

Pedigree No. 88 of this series. 

Wakeman Genealogy, pp. 164-8, 171-3. 



Mo. 117. BURR ABRAHAM HATFIELD, JR.J 

1. Jehue' Burr, the immigrant ancestor, b at England; d (after March 18, 1671),' 

at Fairfield, Conn.; m , at (England, probably), to b ?, at ; 

d , at 

Res. Jehue* Burr probably came over in the tieet with Winthrop in 1630; applied for freemanship Massachusetts Bay Coloay, 
Oct. 19, 1630, and was admitted freeman May 18, 1631; he was a carpenter, and settled in Roxbury, Mass., where he aad. 
his wile were members of tlie church ia 1635 and where he was overseer of roads and bridges between Roxbury aad'i 
Boston. In 1636 he removed to Agawam (now Springfield), Conn., of wliich place he and his associates received a deedil 
from the Indians dated June 15, 1636. On Feb. 9. 1637. he was appointed by the General Court of Connecticut as Tmx- 
Collector for Agawam. In 1644 he removed to Fairheid, Conn., and represented that town at the General Court in j 
1645 and 1646 and for several succeeding sessions prior to the union of the Hartford and New Haven Colonies. Bjt 
some authorities he is supposed to have d. about 1650; but the Fairfield Records seem to identify him as the Jehue Burr, 
who was Grand Juror in 1660, and who in 1664 was the Commissioner for Fairfield and likewise in 1666 was appointed a 
Commissioner to recommend methods of taxation to maintain "poore scollers " at Cambridge College; and who in 
ib68 was commissioned for Fairfield, and who on March 18, l67l,signedasCommissioner for Fairfield in an order to his son 
John Burr. The Fairfield Records show that on Jan. 12, 1673, John Burr received 27 acres of land by will of his father. 

Children, 4 (Burr) sons that are known of and perhaps other children, viz: — (i) Jehue,^ b 1625; d 1692; m. (1) 

Mary- Ward (dau. of Andrew' Ward); hem. (2) Esther ( ) Boosey, widow of Joseph IJoosey of Westchester, Conn 

(2) John,= b ; d. Oct. .., 1694; m. Sarah Fitch. (3) Nathaniel,^ b , 1640. about, at Springfield, Mass., prob 

ably; d. Feb. 26, 1712 (see below). (4) Daniel,- b 1642, about; d ; m. Abigail Glover. 

2. Nathaniel* Burr, b , 1640, about (he was made a freeman at Fairfield, Conn., in 1664, and, as h( 

must have been at least 21 years old to be made a freeman, he must have been born as early a: 
1643, ^"d probably a few years earlier), at Agawam (Springfield), Mass., probably, as his fathe.i 

was then located there; d. Feb. 26, 1712, at Fairfield, Conn.; m. (i) (probably about l65g< 

63, as his mother-in-law, Hester (Sherman) Ward (widow of Andrew' Ward) made her will Dec 
27, 1665; and in that will she mentions her two grandchildren, Sarah and Nathaniel Burr, childrei 
of her daughter Sarah (Ward) Burr; hence Sarah Ward must have m. Nathaniel Burr earh 
enough to have borne him two children before Dec. 27, 1665. Andrew' Ward (father of Nathaniel 
Burr's first wife) made his will June 8, 1659, which was proved Oct. 20, 1659, and in this will b 
states: — " I give to my daughter Sarah forty pounds to be paid within one year after her marriage;- 

hence she was not m. on June 8, 1659, and probably not until after Oct. 20, 1659), at (Fain 

field, probably), to Sarah' Ward (dau. of Andrew' and Hester (Sherman) Ward of Fairfield] 

b 1642, about, at (Stamford, Conn., probably, as her father was there located in thai 

year); d (previous to about Oct. . ., 1698, as Nathaniel'* Burr m. a second time then), at Fail: 

field. Conn., probably. Nathaniel- Burr m. (2) Oct. . . , 1698, about, to Hannah (Goodyear) Walsft ! 
man* (dau. of Deputy Governor Stephen Goodyear of New Haven, Conn., by his first wife (whost 
maiden surname and baptismal name are not known) and widow of Rev. Samuel Wakeman c 
Fairfield, whom she m. as her first husband, Aug. 28, 1656. Rev. Samuel Wakeman d. March i 

1692), b , at ; d 1721 (administration on her estate granted Nov. 7, 1721), i 

Fairfield, Conn. ■ 

* Both the Burr Genealogy, p. 134, and the Wakeman Genealogy, p. 161, agree in stating that Nathaniel'^ Burr m. as his secon -' 
vife. the widow of the Rev. Samuel Wakeman. The Wakeman Genealogy states that she was Hannah (Goodyear) Wakeman, wide v 
>f Rev. Samuel Wakeman, and ^hs Burr Genealogy states that she was Ann, widow of Rev. Samuel Wakeman, and dau. o(D, c 
[ames Laborie. Schenck's History of Fairfield, vol. i, p. 361. states that Nathaniel'' Burr's second wife was Ann, dau. of Dr. Jarai; {t 
Laborie. and the same volume, p. 417, states that Hannah, widow of Rev. Samuel Wakeman, left a large estate of £900. So it Been ni 
hat according to the preponderence of evidence that Rev. Samuel Wakeman's widow was named Hannah, and there is no evident^ .( 
jeyoud the statement in the Burr Genealogy and Schenck's. vol. i. p. 361, that her name was Ann; nor is there any evidence th 
Kev. Samuel Wakeman ever had but one wife, viz: Hannah (Goodyear) Wakeman, who is reported as having survived her husban '■ 
ind who d. in 1721 (administration on her estate being granted Nov. 7, 1721). If all the above is correct (and at this writing I believe f 
;o be correct) then Nathaniel" Burr m. as his second wife, Hannah (Goodyear) Wakeman. the only wife and the widow of Rev. Samu ' 
Wakeman. She survived Nathaniel^ Burr (who d. Feb. 26. 1712) and d. in 1721 (administration on her estate granted Nov. 7, 172. 
eaving an estate of £900. Nathaniel- Burr's second wife was Hannah, not Ann; and I see before me no evidence that she was a da [ 
-){ Dr. James Laborie. The question as to who was the second wife of Nathaniel" Burr, seems to have been confused by the vario ' 
genealogists, but I think my presentment of the case is (in the absence of positive evidence to the contrary) correct. In so far as th 5 
Dedigree is concerned, who Nathaniel" Burr's second wife was is not material as all of the auttiorities agree that all of the children . 
Nathaniel^ Burr were by his first wife Sarah (Ward) Burr. 



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3.] Registration of Pedigrees. 1 65 

V>\5Y(.V^— Continued. 

Children,? (Burr), 3 sons and 6 daus., viz:— (1) Sarah, = b , 1660-3; d young, probably; she is mentioned in the will 

of her grandmother Hester (Sherman) Ward, dated Dec. 27, 1665, and no further record of her is found. (2) Nathaniel, » 

b before Dec. 27, 1665 (he is mentioned in will of his grandmother Hester (Sherman) Ward, dated Dec. 27, 1665); 

d (inventory of his estate talten Jan. 27,1700); m. Susannah Lockwoud. (3) Abigail," b (after Dec. 27, 1665, 

as she nor any other of the following children are mentioned in their grandmother Ward's will of that date) ; d. Feb. 11, 
1711-12; m. March 22, 1602, Lieut. John Wheeler of Fairfield. (4) John,' b. Mav 2. 1673; d. June 13, 1750; m. (i) Deborah 

Barlow; m. (2) Elizabeth (Hawley) Wakeman, widow of Joseph Wakeman. (5) Daniel,' b ; d. June ... 1722 (will 

dated April 9, 1722, proved June 25, 1722); m. Mary Jennings. (6) Ann' (or Anna), b 1675-6; d. March 14, 1747-8, 

a?ed72; m. Jan. 20, 1696, Lieut. Gideon Allen (see below). (7) Mary.'b ; d ; m. Dr. James Laborie. (8) 

Esther.' b ; d ; m. (i) John Sloss of Eaton's Neck, L. I., N. Y., whose will was dated Jan. 25, 1720-1; she 

m. (2) Rev. Samuel Cook of Stratfield. Conn, (g) Rebecca,' b , i68i; d. May 16, 1721; m. Nov. 30, 1704, Captain 

Samuel Sherwood, b , 1680: d. Nov. 10, 1732. 

Ann' (or Anna) Burr, b , 1675-6, at Fairfield, Conn., probably; d. May 14, 1747-8, aged 72 years, 

at Fairfield, and was buried there in Old Burying Ground, gravestone; m. Jan. 20, 1696, at Fair- 
field, to Doctor and Lieutenant Oideon Allen (son of (iideon and Sarah ( ) Allen of 

Milford, Conn.), b at ; d. Jan. 25, 1759, at Fairfield, Conn. 

Res. Fairfield, Conn.; he was a physician and held the military titles of Sergeant, Ensign and Lieutenant. 

Children, 12 (.^llen), 5 sons and 7 daus., viz:— (i) Sarah,' b. April 1, 1697; bapt. June 30, 1700, at Fairfield; m. (i) Dec. 7, 1721, 

Thouias Couch; m. (2) Keeler. (2) Anna,* b. June 6. 1700; bapt. June 30. 1700; d. Sept. 27, 1747; m. (i) Thomas 

Hanlord; m. (2) Gershom Burr. (3) Gideon.* b. Jan. 17, 1702; bapt. Jan. 31. 1702-3; d. May 29, 1748. (4) Abigail,* b. 
June 6, 1705; bapt. June 24, 1705; m. Joseph Wakeman (see below) . (5) Mary,* b. .Aug. 8, 1708; bapt. Aug. 8, 1708; m. 
May 28, 1730, Peter Fenfield. (6) John * b. Dec. 5, 1710; bapt. Dec. 30, 1710; d. Dec. 21, 1798; m. Jan. 17, 1751, .■\bigail 

Jessup. (7) David.* b ; bapt. Jan. 11. 1712-13; d. Sept. 8, i777; m. Oct. 11, 1739, Sarah Gold. (8) Jonathan,* 

b ; bapt. Jan. 11, 1712-13. (9) Hannah,* b. Nov. 18. 1716; bapt. Nov. 18, 1716; m. March 24, 1742-3, Thomas Glbbs 

of Milford, Conn. (lo) George,* b. March 14, 1721; bapt. May 14, 1721. (11) Tamar,* b ; bapt. Nov. 15. 1724; 

d young. (12) Margaret* (twin), b ; bapt. Nov. 15, 1724; d. young. 

Abigail* Allen, b. June 6, 1705; bapt. June 24, 1705, at Fairfield; d. Jan. i, 1804, in her looth year, at Greens 
Farms, Conn., and was there buried in Old Burying Ground, gravestone; m. Oct. 23, 1727, at 
Fairfield, Conn., to Joseph Wakeman (son of Capt. Joseph and Elizabeth (Hawley) Wakeman of 

Greens Farms, Westport (then a part of Fairfield), Conn.), b , 1703-4; bapt. May 4, 1704, at 

Fairfield, Conn.; d. Sept. 23. 1762, in his 5gth year, at Greens Farms, Conn. 

Res. Greens Farms, Conn. He left an estate of £5,300. 

Children, 10 (Wakeman), 5 sons and 5 daus.. viz:— (i) Ann,' b. Oct. 24, 1728; m. July 26, 1752. Isaac Gorham. (2) Joseph,' b. Nov. 
26, 1730; d. Jan. ... 1731. (•?) Mary,' b. Jan. 5, 1732; d. Sept. 13, 1822; m. April 9, 1752, John Hazzard. (4) Joseph,' 2nd, 

b. Dec. 4, 1733; d ill infancy. (5) Abigail,' b. Dec. 19, 1735; m. Oct. 2, 1754, John Gorham. (6) Gideon,' b. Dec. 

17, 1737; d. March 30. 1797. in his 60th year; m. Ann .Adams (see below). (7) Joseph,' 3rd. b. Feb. 25, 1740; d. Sept. 2, 
1784. (8) Hellena.' b. April 4, 1742; d. Dec. 21, 1820; m. March 30, 1762, James Rogers. (9) Seth,' b. March 3, 1744; d. 
Oct. 5, 1744. (10) Elizabeth,' b. Sept. 4, 1745; d. Feb. 11, 1778; m. Rev. Hezekiah Gold, Oct. 11, 1768. 

For continuation of this Pedigree, see Pedigree No. 88 of this series, 6th to loth generations, inclusive. 
;he Sth generation of Pedigree No. 88 (to which you are referred to for the continuation of this Pedigree), 

date of death of Joseph Hatfield (father of Abraham) is erroneously printed July 24, 1873; it should read 
y 24, 1837. 

Authorities: 

Burr Gentalogy, by C. B. Todd. 4th edition, 1902, pp. 1-6, 131, 133-4. 138-40. 

Schenck's History of Fairfield, Conn., vol. i, pp. 359-61, 417, 422; vol. li, pp. 441, 453, 475-80, 484. 

Savage's Gen. Die. of N. E.. vol. i, pp. 305-8. 

Wakeman Genealogy, pp. 161-2, 165. 171-3. 

Orcutt's History of i^tratjord and Bridgeport, vol. ii, p. 1233. 

Perry's Old Burying Ground, Fairfield, Conn., pp. 32-3. 

Ward Genealogy , by G. K. Ward, pp, 30, 34, 45-6. 



118. BROWN HOPPER LENOX MOTT 

John' Brown, the immigrant ancestor (said to have been the son of Richard Brown of Barton Regis, 

England), b certainly earlier than 1614 and probably earlier than 1604 (he received a deed 

of land from the Indians, dated July 15, 1625, he then being of New Harbor, Maine. It is presumed 
that, as he received this grant of land in 1625, he must have been at least 21 years old in that year, 
which places the year of his birth at least as early as 1604. He was probably born some years earlier, 
for in 1625 he was a married man and settled in Pemaquid, having married in Bristol, Eng., prior to 
his emigration to this country, and it is fairto presume that he was at least 21 years old when married. 
We have also the deposition of his son John' Brown made on Feb. 9, 1720, when John' Brown was 
85 years old; hence John' Brown was born 85 years earlier than 1720, or in 1635, and assuming 
John' Brown to have been at least 21 years old (he was probably some years older) when his son 
John'' Brown was born, it would, by positive evidence, place the year of birth of John' Brown as 

early as 1614), at Barton Regis, Gloucestershire, England; d , about 1670 (we know from 

the testimony of his son John' Brown as quoted above, that he was alive in 1665), at Damariscotta, 

Me.; m prior to 1623, probably (as he is supposed to have come to this country a married 

man, as early as 1623), at Bristol, England, to Margaret Hayward (dau. of Francis and 

( ) Hayward, of IJristol, Eng.), b at (Bristol, Eng., possibly); d 1676, 

or later, at New Harbor, Me., probably. 

Res. Barton Regis. Eng., Bristol, Eng., Pemaquid, New Harbor and Damariscotta and Woolwich, Me. He is supposed sub- 
sequent to his marriage in Bristol, Eng., to have come over to this country arriving as early as 1623 in which year he is 
thought to have been settled in Pemaquid, Me. On July 15. 1625. he then being of New Harbor, Me., he received from 
the Indians by deed in consideration of "fifty skins" a large tract of land in and about Pemaquid, which deed was 
acknowledged July 24, 1626. This deed is supposed to be the first recorded Indian deed to lands in this country and 
granted land some 25 by 8 miles in extent, fhe exact date of John' Brown's death is uncertain, but we know from the 
deposition of his son John- Brown that he was alive in 1665, and the historian of Bristol and Bremen, Me., states that it 
was probably about 1670 and that the place of his death was " at his son John's " at Damariscotta. John' Brown's sole 
claim to prominence seems to rest on the fact of his having received by deed from the Indians a tract of land of some 
200 square miles. The historian further states that after his death John' Brown's widow returned to New Harbor, Me., 
after the Indian War of 1676, and built a house there. She probably d. therefore after 1676. 



56 Registration of Pedigrees. I April 

BROWN— Continued. 

Children, ^ (Brown), i son and 3 daus., viz;— (i) John,^ b j '^35) "•• Elizabetli ? (2) Margaret,^ 

m. (2) Morris Champett (see below). (3) Elizabeth,^ m. Richard Pierce. (4) Emma,^ m. Nic 

!. Margaret' Brown, b (her father deeded land to her, as her marriage poriion, under date of Aug. 8, 1 

1660; and assuming her to have been between 18 and 20 years old at marriage, would place the 1 

year of her birth as between 1638-40), at New Harbor, Me.; d (prior to Oct. 20, 1692, 

probably, as a Maurice Champney — possibly her second husband — married on that date at 

Marblehead to Elizabeth Taynour), at her home on Muscongus Island, Me. She m. (l) , 

prior to Aug. 8, 1660 (she on that date " being the lawful wife of Alexander Gould "), at ?, to 

Alexander (alias Saunder or Saunders) Gould (whose origin and parentage are not known), 1 

b at ; d (he was living in 1667, in which year he witnessed a deed from 

Richard Fulford to Humphrey Morrell), at his home on Muscongus Island. She m. (2) \ 

at to Morris or Maurice Champett (likewise spelled Chamlet, Champney, Chamblet, t 

Chamless and Champrise) — whose parentage and origin are not known — as his first wife, b , . 

at ; d (subsequently to 1 717), at 

Res. Alexander Gould lived on Muscongus Island, Massachusetts Colony (now Maine), and perhaps also at New Harbor, as one i' 
of his daus. was b. there. On Aug. 8. ibba. John' Brown conveyed to his dau. Margaret- (Brown) Gould "now lawful i 
wife of Saunder Gould." as her marriage portion, the Island of Muscongus and a large tract of land on the mainland, j 
Maurice (or Morris) Champett, the second husband of Margaret^ (Brown) Gould also lived on Muscongus with his i 
wife during her lifetime, .'\fter her death he m. again. The marriage recorded at Marblehead 00 Oct. 20, i6q2, of ; 
Maurice Champney to Elizabeth Taynour is supposed to be the second ra. of Morris Chamless, the second husband of 
Margaiet^ (Brown) Gould; and this second m. of Morris Chamless places the date of death of Margaret^ (Brown) 
Gould-Chamless as previous to Oct. 20, 1692. Morris Chamlet took the oath of Fidelity at Marblehead, Dec. 18, 1677; 
he was living in 1717 when he brought forward a deed for land at Muscongus dated 1(172-3, which deed was not held by: 
the Court as a valid deed and was declared void. The date of this void deed suggests that Alexander Gould had d. be- 
fore 1672-3. and that Margaret^ (Brown) Gould m. Morris Chamless some time about 1672-3. The exact date of death of 
Morris Chamless is not known. 
Children, by first m., 3 (Gould) daus., viz:— (i) Margaret,^ b. " at ye Eastward, at a place called New Harbor, in Cornwall Co.," 
1658, about; m. (I) James Stilson; m. (2) March 30, 1696. Thomas Fittman (see below). (2) Mary.3 (3) Eliza- 
beth.' By her second m., i (Chamless, or Champney) son, viz:— (4) Samuel.' 

3, Margaret^ Qould, b 1658, about (see year of death and age of death), at New Harbor, Me.; d. . ._ 

I2th month, 1750, aged 92, at Marblehead, Mass.; m. (I) , 1675, at , to James' Stilsoni 

(son of Lieut. Vincent' Stilson of Milford, Conn., and Marblehead, Mass., by his wife Mary ?),' 

b at ; d , 1688-9 (probably on Aug. 2, 1689, the day that Pemaquid Fort was 

captured by the Indians); he was living at that time on Muscongus Island and was killed by the 
Indians together with his infant daughter, the killing taking place either at the taking of Pema- 
quid Fort or on Muscongus Island. She m. (2) March 30, 1696, to Thomas PIttman (probablyl 

son of Thomas Pittman of Marblehead), b 1642 (see year of death and age at death),; 

at ; d , 4th mo, 1736, aged 94, at Marblehead, Mass. 

Res. James Stilson resided at Muscongus Island, Me., for a while, later owing to Indian outbreak he removed to Marblehead^ 
Mass. and after 1686 he returned to live on Muscongus Island. He took the oath of Fidelity at Marblehead, Dec. 18,' 
1677. He had land laid out to him in Marblehead. Feb. 11, 1682-3, and built a house and shop on this land and sold Ihei 
same to Samuel Waldron, Feb. 26, 1685-6. Margaret, his wife, joined the First Church, Marblehead. April 18,1686, andi 
on May 16, 1686, had three of her children baptized there (see below). During the hrst Indian outbreak he probablj 4 
returned to Marblehead and remained there until after 16S6 when he returned to Muscongus where his wife had itt 
herited the Island and a tract of land on the mainland, in all 8 square miles, " as the oldest daughter of Alexander anc 
MargaretMBrown) Gould." She and her husband, James Stilson, "held peaceful possession" of this same land ii: ., 
1689. However, just prior to 1720, Maurice Champney, her step-father, by a deed, which was declared null and void . 
endeavored to gain possession of all or part of this inheritance, which attempt was unsuccessful. It was during th< 
second Indian outbreak that James Stilson and his infant daughter were massacred by the Indians, probably on .\ugi 
2, 1689. His wile Margaret and her remaining children were taken prisoners to Canada. In Oct., 1695. an expeditioi 
was fitted out to ransom the prisoners in Canada and Margaret' (Gould) Stilson was brought back. On a list of thesij 
prisoners still remaining in Canada are given the names of Margaret' (Gould) Stilson's children, Mary and Jaraei 
Stilson, who are stated to be "from Pemaquid." What became of this Marv" Stilson and her brother John-" StllsoDi 
both of whom were bapt. at Marblehead, May 16, 1686. and both of whom were captives in Canada, does nut appear 
they have been lost sight of and the name of Margaref Stilson, another child, is not mentioned as returning with he^ 
mother nor as remaining a captive in Canada; yet this Margaret-i Stilson did return, as will be seen below. After he- 
return to Marblehead, Margaret' (Gould) Stilson m. a second time, March 30,1696, to Thomas Pittman, who resided a\ 
Marblehead. 

Children, by her first m., ■; (Stilson), 2 sons and three daus., viz:— (1) James,' b 1676, about, on Muscongus Island; bapt 

May 16, 1686, at'Marblehead,Mass.; d 1772. about, at New Durham, N. H.; m. Hannah (Odiorne) Batson (se 

below). (2) John,-" b ; bapt. May 16. 1686, at Marblehead, Mass.; nothing further known of him. (3) Margaret, 

b 1679; bapt. May 16, 1686. at Marblehead, Mass.; d. Nov. ... 1763. aged 84 years, at Manchester; m. (1) June 2 

1699, William Hilton, b 1678, about; d. June 21, 1723, aged 45 years; she m. (2) at Manchester, Dec. 8, 1727, johi 

Allen, who d. in 1737. (4) Mary,-" b ; bapt. May 16, 1686, at Marblehead; d ; she was taken a captive t 

Canada with her mother in l68g. In the list of captives still remaining in Canada, Oct., 1695, she is mentioned as bein 
there still and as being from Pemaquid. After which she is lost sight of. (5) An infant dau..' killed at the same tin; 
as her father at Fort Pemaquid or on Muscongus Island, probably .^ug. 2, 1689. By her second m.. 4 (Pittman) cbi , 
dren. 2 sons and 2 daus., viz:— (6) Elizabeth,' b. Marblehead, June 15, it97; d. June 27, 1697. (7) Thomas' (twin), t 
Marblehead, June 15, 1697; d. June 25, 1697. (8) Sarah,' bapt. Marblehead, Nov. 20, 1698; d. young. (9) Hannah,' I" 
, in Canada, who d. young. 

4. James"* Stilson, b 1676, about, on Muscongus Island, " near Pemaquid " (now Bristol), Me,, bapi; 

May 16, 1686, at Marblehead, Mass.; d 1772, about, at New Durham, N. H., at the home C\. 

his son James' Stilson; he m , 1703, about, in Canada, to Hannah (Odiorne) Batso>: 

(widow of John Batson, Jr., of Arundel (now Kennebunkport), Me., and perhaps dau. of Joh 

Odiorne of New Castle, N. H., who d. in 1707), as her second husband, b at New Castli 

N. H., probably; d at Hannah Odiorne m. (i) , at , to John BatsoD 

Jr. (son of John and Elizabeth (Sanders) Batson), b , at ; d , about 1702, prol 

ably, at Cape Porpoise (Arundel), now Kennebunkport, Me., probably. 

Res. James' Stilson was taken captive by the Indians at Fort Pemaquid in 1689, and carried a captive to Canada where he r I 
mained until subsequent to 1703-4. While there, about 1703, Hannah (Odiorne) Batson. widow uf John Batson, wi ■* 
brought to Montreal a prisoner, and the tradition has it that James' Stilson, then also a captive there, "bought for h' 
a hat full of silver dollars and married her there." From a certain testimony it would appear that John Batson, hi 
I first husband, was killed at Cape Porpoise about 1702 and that his widow, Hannah (Odiorne) Batson, was take;,] 

prisoner there or else had returned to her home at New Castle, N. H., whence she was taken captive. James' Stilsctj 
later returned to New England and settled at New Castle, N. H.. where he was first noted on the records Jan. 25. 171 ) 
he was living in Portsmouth in 1720. In 1724 he bought land in New Castle and returned there to live. After the dea 
of his wife he lived with his son-in-law, Capt. Abraham Trefethen, at New Castle, N. H., until his son James= Stilsi,, 
moved to New Durham, N. H., when he went to live with him and there died. 



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BKOWN—Coniinueii. 

Children, 4 (Stilson),i son and 3daus., viz:— (:) Hannah,' b , 1704, about, in Canada; d 1776 at New Castle. N.H.; 

m. Mav 2, 172;, Thom.is Mead of Portsmouth. (2) .\nna.' b probably in New Castle, N. H., who in. .■Abraham 

Trefethen. (3) Allce.^ b at New Castle, N. H., who m. Samuel Clark. (4) James.' b 1714, about; d 

J78(); m. .Mary True (see below). Hannah Odiorne had by her first husband. John Batson. Jr., 2 (Batson) children, I son 
and I dau., vu— (1) John Batson. (2) Mary Margaret Batson, who m. (1) Thomas Parso.is;_m. {2) Richard Tarlton. 

Capt. Jamas* Stil.son, b 17 14, about; bapt , 171 4, at New Castle, N. H.; d , 1789, 

about (before Nov. 6, 1789, when his estate was administered by his widow; he d. intestate), at 

New iJurham, N. H.; m at to Mary True (probably dau. of Joseph and Kezia 

(Hubbard) True of Salisbury, Mass., and sister of Obadiah True of New Castle, N. H.), b 

1717, about; bapt. Feb. 9, 1717-8; d 1795, at Greenland, N. H., aged 78. 

Res. James' Stilson lived at Portsmouth, N. H.; he was a sea captain and trader; he commanded the schooner Hampton for 
many years and was probably also owner of the schooner Cilartnmg !VIolly. He lived on Pickering Neck, down on the 
water front of Portsmouth, his land bordering on that of Tobias Lear and Huncking Wentworth; he also owned land 
and shop and house on Spring Hill in Portsmouth, where he sold the goods purchased on his voyages. About 1771 he 
removed to New Durham, N. H., where be owned land and where he was a selectman in 1773 and where he d. intestate 
in 1789. His widow after his death removed to Conway, N. H., where her dau. Sarah, wife of Rev. Nathaniel Porter 
was living. 

Children, 10 (Stilson). 3 sons and 6 daus., and i sex not stated, all of whom were bapt. South Church. Portsmouth, N. H., viz; — 
(1) .Mary.' bapt. May 27, 1739; d. May 21. 182S, aged 90; m. Capt. Tobias Lear. (2) Comfort," bapt. Nov, ib, 1740; 

d , 1765. about, probably; m. Nathaniel Treadwell, as his first wife. (3) \ child' (this may have been a son James' 

Stilson who "d. without issue "): bapt. March 21. 1741-2. (4) William.'* no record of his bapt.; d 1799. in Phila- 
delphia; he was a captain in the Revolutionary War; m. Dec. 23, 1772, at Portsmouth, N. H., Sarah Roberts. (5) 
Martha,' bapt. July 7, 174S; d. Nov. .., 1791; m. (1) Stephen Parsons; m. (2) Capt. Timothy Mountford (sometimes 
called Mumford) (see below), (b) Ann,' bapt. July 14. 1751; d. young. (7) Sarah,' bapt. June 30, 1754; m. Rev. Nath- 
aniel Porter of Topsfield. Mass.. New Durham and Conway, N. H., as his first wife. (8) John,' bapt. Sept. 28, 1756; d. 

young, (q) John,' 2nd, bapt, July 19, 1758; d. young. (10) Lettie,' bapt. March 26, 1762; d ; m. Oct. 7, 1779, 

Zebulon Durgin of New Durham, N. H. 

Martha* Stilson, b ; bapt. July 7,1745, at South Church, Portsmouth, N. H.; d. Nov. .., 1791, 

aged 47, at Portsmouth, N. H.; m. (i) Dec. i or Sept. 9, 1763, at , to Stephen Parsons, a 

mariner (whose parentage is not as yet determined), b at ; d before Jan. 26, 

1770, when letters of administration of his estate were granted to his widow; she m. (2) Sept. 2, 
1770, at Portsmouth, N. H., to Capt. Timothy Mountford* (sometimes called Mumford) of 

Portsmouth, N. H. (whose parentage is not as yet determined), b , 1731, at ; d. April 

26, 1799, aged 68, at Portsmouth, N. H. 

Res. Stephen P.irsons,* her first husband, lived at Portsmouth. N. H.; he was a mariner. Capt. Timothy Mumford, her second 
husband, lived at Portsmouth, N. H.; where he owned and occupied a mansion house on the south side of Buck Street. 
He W.1S a sea captain and master of the Snow Fair Quaker, sailing to the West Indies in I7b6; on Oct. 12, 1781, he is 
listed as a privateer (in Revolutionary War), as master of the brigantine Sweepstakes, from May 13 to Nov. 22. 1782, he 
was a master of the State ship Tartar; he was a member of the Marine Society of Portsmouth, N. H., in I7b5, and at 
time of his death he was an officer in the Port Department of Portsmouth, N. H. In 1788 be was master of the 
schooner Role, 

Children, by first m., 2 (Parsons) sons, viz:— (i) Stephen.^ lost at sea, (2) William'' (Billy), bapt. Feb. 28, I7b8, lost at sea. By 
hersecond m., 5 (Mountford or Mumford). 2 sons and 2 daus., and I child, sex not stated, viz:— (3) Timothy,' b. April 
2b. 1772, (4) James,' b, Nov, 5, 1773; d. young. (5) Mary (Polly) Chadburne,' b, Nov. 15, 1776; d. June 7, 1824; m. Capt. 

Joseph Smith (see below), (b) Martha,' b ; d. Oct. 22, 1800; m. April 10, 1796. Thomas Deering. (7) A child,' b. 

; d. Dec. 15, 1784, aged 9 months. 

Mary (Polly) Chadburne' Mountford, b. Nov. 15, 1776, at Portsmouth, N. H., probably; d. June 7, 1824, 
at Portsmouth, N. H.; m. Nov. 23, 1799, at Greenland, N. H., to Capt. Joseph Smith of Ports- 
mouth, N. H. (whose parentage is not as yet determined), b 1777, at ; d. May 22, 

1821, aged about 44, at 

Res. Capt, Joseph Smith lived at Portsmouth, N. H.; he was a sea captain with home port at Portsmouth. Capt. Timothy 
Mountford (father of Mary (Polly) Chadburne (Mountford) Smith) made his will May 29, 1798; it was proved June 19, 
1799; he left all his real and personal property to be equally divided between his son Timothy' Mountford and his dau. 
Polly Chadburne' Mountford. Polly Chadburne (Mountford) Smith and her husband Joseph Smith sold the mansion 
house of her father Capt. Timothy Mountford for 82,700, Dec. 26, 1803, 

Children, 3 (Smith) daus., viz: — (i) Mary M ' who m. Major John Stinchfield (see below). (2) Charlotte,' who at one time 

lived with her great-aunt Mary' (Stilson) Lear. (3) Martha Louisa Stilson.' 

. Mary M * Smith, b at Portsmouth, N. H.; d at ; m at ., to 

Major John Stinchfieldf (whose origin and parentage are not as yet determined), b 

at ; d. Sept. . ., 1844, at Brunswick, Me. 

Res, Brunswick, Me. 

Children, 4 (Stinchfield). 2 sons and 2 daus., viz:— (i) Frances,^ who m. George Mustard. (2) John Lincoln.® (3) Sarah Eliza- 
beth,' who m. Dr. Edwin Sewall Lenox (see below). (4) Charles,' 

. Sarah Elizabeth' Stanfield (formerly Stinchfield), b. May 6, 1833, at Brunswick, Me.; d. Nov. 6, 1897, at 
Worcester, Mass.; m. March 7, 1855, at Brunswick, Me. (probably), to Dr. Edwin Sewall Lenox 
(son of Capt. Thomas and Mary (Erskine) Lenox of New Castle, Me.), b. Feb. 19, 1830, at New 
Castle, Me.; d. Jan. 7, 1895, at Worcester, Mass. 
Res. Dr. Lenox resided successively in New Castle, Me., New York City, N. Y,. and from 1876 until his death at Worcester, 
Mass. He graduated at Bowdoin College, and received the degree of M. D. in 1859; he was a physician and held the 
rank of Assistant Surgeon in the War of the Rebellion; he was an inventor also, and later in life, from 187b, he was 
manager of the Washburn and Moen Manufacturing Company in Worcester, Mass., a branch of their business being 
the manufacture of bale-ties, by a process the invention of Dr. Lenox. 
Child, I (Lenox) dau., viz; — May" (see below). 

I. May'" Lenox, b. Oct. 27, 1855, at Chicago, 111.; d. Jan. 30, 1918, at her home No. 288 West End Avenue, 
N. Y. City; m. April 19, 1875, at New York City, to Hopper Striker Mott (son of Matavus Hop- 
per and Ruth Ann (Schuyler) Mott of New York City),b. April 19, 1854, at New York City; d 

(living Dec, 1919, at No. 288 West End Avenue, N. Y. City), at 

Res. New York City, No, 288 West End Avenue. Trustee and Treasurer of the New York Genealogical and Biographical 
Society, N, Y. City. Editor of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. Author of New York of Yester- 



day, Bloomingdale. Co-editor of the Historic Guide of New York City. .An authoritative writer on matters relating 
to the toDographical history of New York City, its streets and development. Member of the Metr' 
League, Quill, and Psi Upsilon Clubs of N, Y. City, and member of the New England Society of N. Y. 



to the toDographical history of New York City, its streets and development. Member of the Metropolitan, Union 

League, Quill, and Psi Upsilon Clubs of N, Y. City, and member of the New England Society t 

, 2 (Mott) sons, viz:— (1) Hopper Lenoxti (see below). (2) Clarence Schuyler, ^t who d., not m. 



Note: * Descendants eligible to the Society of the Sons of the Revolution. 
Note: t Descendants eligible to the Society of the War of 1812. 



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Hopper Lenox" Mott, b. April 28, 1876, at West Morrisania, N. Y.; d (living Dec, 1919), at*' 

; not m. on date of registration of this pedigree, Dec, 1919. 

Re3 No 288 West End Avenue, N. Y. City. Member of the Transportation Club and of the Association oi " Ve Olde Settlers 

of Ye West Side " [N. Y. City]. 

.Authorities; 

Johnson's History of Bristol and Bremen, Me., pp. 53-4, 236-9, 243-5, 254. 

Neiv York Gen. if Bioff. Record, vol. LI, January issue, pp. 29-39. 

Savage's Gen. Die. of N. E.. vol. i, pp. 139, 270; vol. iii, pp. 304-5; vol. iv, p. 196. 

Pope's Pioneers of Massachusetts, pp. 26-7. 

Genealogical Advertiser, vol. ii, pp. 26-8. 

Hist, of Ancient Sheeiscott and New Castle, N. H., by Cushman, pp. 1-2. 

Marblehead, Mass., V. R., vol. i. pp. 401-3; vol. ii, pp. 410, 637-8. j- 

Lincoln County Depositions. Maine Hist. Soc, Portland, Me. ^ 

New flampshire Colonial Land and Court Records, Office of Secretary of State, New Hampshire. '> 

Stratford County, N. H., Probate Records, Dover, N. H. 

Greenland, N. H., Town Records. 

Ne-w Hampshire Gazetteer, Portsmouth, N. H., Athenaeum. 

A^. E. H. G. Register, vol. v, p. 201; vol. vi, p. 87; vol. xix, p. 225; vol. xxiv. p. 289; vol. xxviii, p. 159; vol. xxxi, p. 185. 

York, Me., Deeds (published), vol. xi, folio 105; vol. xii, folio 59; vol. xv, folio 508. 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, vol. iv, p. 219. 

Collections of the Maine Hist. Soc, First Series, vol. v, pp. 57, 195, 240; vol. vii, p. 135. Second Series, vol. vii, pp. 80-1, 

195; vol. ix, pp. 122-3. 
New Hampshire Genealogical Recorder, vol. iv, p. 150. 
Portsmouth. N. H., Town Records, Book ol Marriages, p. 155. 
Records ol Second Church, Portsmouth, pp. 5, 21. 

Recordset St. John's Church, Portsmouth, copy in hands of Clerk of the Church, p. 21. Copy at the Rectory, p. 271. 
Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolutionary War, vol. xi, p. 179. 
Rockingham County, N. H., deeds. Concord, N. H., vol. 26, p. 219. 

'• " " " Exeter, N. H., vol. no, p. 441. 

" " ** " " " vol. 71, p. 231. 

Portsmouth, N. H. Town Records, vol. ii, pp. 128, 162. 

{To be continued.) 



SOCIETY NOTES. 



A regular meeting of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society 
was held on the evening of Friday, January i6th, 1920. The meeting was 
called to order at 8.45 P.M., the President, Mr. Clarence VVinthrop Bowen in 
the chair. 

The following announcements were made, viz: — The Nominating Com- 
mittee reported the nomination for election at the annual meeting to be held 
Friday evening, February 13th, 1920, of the following gentlemen to serve as 
Trustees for the term 1920-1923, viz: — Walter Geer, Douglas Merritt, Alex- 
ander McMillan Welch, Ellsworth Everett Dwight, Clarence Winthrop Bowen. 

The following deaths of members were reported as having taken place 
since the last meeting of the Society, viz : — Josiah Collins Pumpelly, Annual 
Member, died January 5th, 1920, aged 80 years. Thomas Jefferson Newkirk, 
Annual Member, died December 27th, 1919. Jonathan Thorne, Life Member, 
died January 12th, 1920, in his 77th year. 

The Executive Committee reported the election of the following members, 
viz: — Joseph Dowd, 570 Park Avenue, N. Y. City, Life Member. Thomas 
Jefferson Newkirk, 820 Sheridan Road, Evanston, 111., Annual Member. 

Mr. Bowen then introduced Miss Lida Rose McCabe, of New York, who 
addressed the Society on " Madame de Lafayette, America's Half-Forgotten 
Friend," which address was illustrated by many beautiful stereopticon slides. 

At the close of Miss McCabe's address a motion that the warmest and 
heartfelt thanks of the Society be extended to Miss McCabe for her charming 
and most instructive lecture was made by Mr. Edward McKinstry Whiting 
and seconded by Mr. George Valentine Maynard and unanimously carried. 

The meeting then adjourned to the library for refreshments. 

The Annual Meeting of the Society was held at the Society's Hall at 8.30 
P.M., on February 13th, 1920. Mr. Bowen in the Chair. 

The reports of the various Officers of the Society were read and ordered 
on file. 

The Nominating Committee as represented by Mr. Edward McKinstry 
Whiting reported the nominations on the regular ticket of the following gentle- 
men to fill the office of Trustees for the term of 1920-1923 and reported that there 
was no opposition to the ticket. Tellers were appointed by the chair who made 
the report that there were 255 proxies for the regular ticket and 4 ballots for 
the same and making 259 votes in all with no opposition vote, whereupon the 
chair announced the unanimous election of the below named gentlemen for 
the term as above stated, viz: — Walter Geer, Douglas Merritt, Alexander 
McMillan Welch, Ellsworth Everett Dwight, Clarence Winthrop Bowen. 

The President made a brief address relative to the work of the Officers 
and Trustees of the Society and to the efficient management of its affairs and 
expressed hearty appreciation of the interest and co-operation of the office staff. 

The meeting then adjourned and refreshments were served. 



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A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Society was held on 
Wednesday, February i8th, 1920, at 4.30 P. M., it being a meeting adjourned 
from February 17th on account of lack of quorum. Present: — Messrs. Bowen, 
Drowne, Dwight, Hatfield, Merritt, Mott, Sherman, Stillwell, Totten, Walker, 
Welch and Wright. Mr. Bowen, the President in the chair. 

The Board then proceeded to the election of Officers for the year 1920-1921 
and the entire ticket of Officers for the year 1919-1920 was re-elected with the 
exception of the office of Corresponding Secretary which was left vacant to be 
elected later. 

The Executive Committee for the year 1919-1920 was re-elected for the 
year 1920-1921. 

The Publication Committee as elected is as follows: — Hopper Striker 
Mott, Editor and Chairman; John R. Totten; John Edwin Stillwell. M. D.; 
Tobias Alexander Wright; Royden Woodward Vosburgh; Capt. Richard Scher- 
merhorn, Jr.; Capt. liichard Henry Greene; Rev. S. Ward Righter; Mrs. 
Robert Dewey Bristol and William Alfred Robbins. 

The Committee on Heraldry for 1919-1920 was continued for the year 
1920-1921. 

Royden Woodward Vosburgh was elected Historian and the Committee 
on Research was elected as follows: — 

Correspondents : 

Tobias Alexander Wright, Washington, Saratoga and Warren Counties. 

Capt. Richard Schermerhorn, Jr., Albany, Rensselaer and Greene Counties. 

Willis Tracy Hanson, Jr., Schenectady County. 

Alphonso Trumpbour Clearwater, Ulster County. 

Douglass Merritt, Dutchess and Putnam Counties. 

John Edwin Stillwell, M. D., Richmond County. 

Members : 

Miss Lucy Dubois Akerly, for Suffolk County, N. Y. 

Mrs. Char-les Dod Ward, for Oswego County, N. Y. 

Rufus King, for Suffolk County, N. Y. 

Eduardo Haviland Hillman, for Great Britain. 

The Corresponding Members for 1919-1920 were re-elected for 1920-1921. 

The Amendments to the By-Laws of the Society which were formally pre- 
sented to the Board at the previous meeting thereof were unanimously passed. 
These amendments in so far as they are of interest to the members of the 
Society consist in raising the fee for Life Membership in the Society from 
$100. to $200., and to the raising of the Life Subscription to the Record to Life 
Members of the Society from S75. to $100. 

A Special Meeting of the Society was held at the Auditorium of the Colony 
Club on Friday evening, February 20th, 1920. The meeting was called to 
order at 8.30 P.M., the President, Mr. Bowen, in the chair. 

Mr. Boiven introduced Mrs. J. Warren Goddard who addressed the Society 
on the subject entitled, "Archibald Robertson, The Founder of the First School 
of Art in America," which address was illustrated by stereopticon views. 

Mr. Bowen then introduced the Rev. William L. Sullivan who read Mrs. 
Goddard's prepared paper. After which Mrs. Goddard verbally made explan- 
ations of the stereopticon views displayed. 

After the conclusion of Mrs. Goddard's remarks the Rev. Henry Stimpson 
moved that a vote of the warmest thanks be tendered to Mrs. Goddard for her 
most interesting address and remarks, which motion was seconded by Mr. 
Orlando Rouland and unanimously carried. The meeting then adjourned. 



QUERIES. 

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All answers may at the discretion of querist be addressed to The N. Y. G. & B. Soc. and will 
be forwarded to the inquirer. 

In answering queries please refer to the Volume and Page of The Record in which original 
query was published. 



Cornell — Was Samuel Cornell (Waring or Warren) a grandson of John 
Cornell (of Danbury, Conn.) John', Thomas' and Mary Starr ; and was Rebecca 
daughter of John Cornell' and wife of Samuel Barnum, grandmother or great 
grandmother of Samuel Cornell Waring (or Warren) who was Elizabeth 
Barnum who married Samuel Cornell Waring. Could Samuel Cornell Waring 
be descended from Samuel Cornell' (Samuel', Thomas') of Crummels, N. Y., 
and Rebecca ? John Cornell, care of Genealogical Society. 



BOOK REVIEWS. 
By John R. Totten. 

Editorial Note:— The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society solicits as 
donations to its Library all newly published works on Genealogy, History and Biography, as well 
as all works on Town, County and btate History, or works embodying information regarding the 
Vital Records of any and all localities. It also solicits the donation to the manuscript collections 
of its library of any and all manuscript compilations which bear upon the above mentioned topics. 

In consideration of such donations the works so presented to the Society will be at once 
placed upon the shelves of its library and will be reviewed in the next subsequent issue of The 
New York Genealogic.^l and IJiographical Record, each donation of such character, 
whether in printed or manuscript form, will be reviewed under the head of " Book Notices " and 
a copy of The Record containing the review will be sent to the donor. 

The Society does «o/ solicit donations of publications or manuscripts on topics foreign to 
the above mentioned subjects, as its library is specialized and cannot accommodate material 
which does not bear directly upon its recognized sphere of usefulness. 

Donations for review in the January issue of The Record should be delivered to the 
Society before December ist of the previous year; for the .April issue, before March ist; for the 
July issue before June ist; and for the-October issue, before September ist. 

All donations will be generously reviewed with a view of calling the attention of the public 
to their good points; but, while generous, the reviews will contain such proper criticism as the 
interest of the genealogical student would expect from the editorial staff of The Record. 

The "Book Notices" of The Record are carefully read by all librarians as well as 
genealogical students, and the review of a work in The Record is equivalent to a special 
advertisement of such work. 

Letters of transmittal of donations of such vvorks should embody the price of the work 
donated and the name and address of the person from whom it can be purchased. 



Dwelly's Parish Records, Vol. V., Bishop's Transcripts at Wells, 
Vol. IV., being all the unpublished transcripts for the Parishes Ash Priors, 
Ashington, Ashwick, Axbridge, Babcary, Babington, Backwell, Badgworth, 
South Barrow also Ansford 1807 and Wrington 1806-7, copied fro™ theoriginals 
by E. Dwelly, pp.255. Pi'ice 10 shillings, net. Address compiler, Pinewood 
Hill, Fleet, Hants, Eng. 

Dwelly's Parish Records, Vol. VII, Bishop's Transcripts at Wells, 
Vol. v., being all the unpublished transcripts for Bath to 17Q3-4 and Othery 
1608. Copied from the originals by E. Dwelly and T. W. Dwelly, pp. 254. 
Price 10 shillings, net. Address compilers, Pinewood Hill, Fleet, Hants, Eng. 

Both of these volumes are continuations of Dwelly's excellent series which 
we have previously mentioned in these columns. The entire series should be 
on the shelves of all libraries maintaining a section for Vital Records of 
England. 

History of One Branch of the George Family in America, together 
with a history of some of the families connected with it by marriage, compiled 
by Jasper P. George, of Manchester, N. H., with additions and corrections 
thereto by Hiram M. George. Octavo, paper, pp. 41. No price stated. Ad- 
dress: Hiram M. George, 694 Walkhill Street, Mattapan, Mass. 

A most excellent work replete with genealogical information. 



1920.] Accessions to the Library. I 7 1 

Guilford Genealogy, by Helen Morrill Guilford. Octavo, cloth, pp. 68. 
Privately printed. No price stated. Address author, No. 2554 Wisconsin Ave., 
N. W., Washington, D. C. 

A valuable addition to the genealogical record of this family in America. 

The Rhodes Family in America. Published by Nelson Osgood Rhoades, 
No. 1208 Merchants Nat. Bank Bldg., Los Angeles, Cal. 

This is a family magazine intending to be published three times a year. 
Price per year 50c., Vol. I. No. I, issued June 19IQ. 

Its purpose is to secure information to be later embodied in a specially 
published history, biography and genealogy of all branches of this family. 

A History and Genealogy of the Families of Bayard, Houstoun 
OF Georgia, and the descent of the Bolton Family from the families 
of Assheton, Byron and Hulton, by Joseph Gaston Baillie Bulloch, M. D. 
Octavo, paper, pp. 76, including index. No price stated. Address author. No. 
1669 Columbia Road, N. W., Washington, D. C. 

A valuable contribution to the genealogical record of the families men- 
tioned in the title of the work. 

Christie Family, by Walter Christie of Bergenfield, N. J. Octavo, cloth, 
p.p. 26, illustrated. No price stated. 

This work relates to the descendants of James' Christie of Schrallenburgh, 
N. J., and his wife Magdalena Demarest and will be of interest to those of this 
blood line. 

Daniel Edwin Bushnell, a Memorial, Octavo, cloth, pp. 143, illus- 
trated. Not for sale. Address: Emma H. Bushnell, 529 Vine Street, Chatta- 
nooga, Tenn. 

A most interesting biographical sketch which covers some 132 pages, which 
is enriched by 11 pages of genealogical data. 

William West of Scituate, R. I., Farmer, Soldier, Statesman, by 
George M. West, of St. Andrews, Fla. Octavo, cloth, pp. 32. Price $2.50. 
Address author as above. Only 50 copies printed and only 15 copies remaining. 

A most valuable and interesting biograbhical sketch. 

The Story of Terra Cotta, by Walter Geer. Octavo, three quarters 
morocco, pp. 303, illustrated by 44 portrait plates. 1920. Press of Tobias A. 
Wright, No. 150 Bleecker Street, N. Y. City. Published for subscribers only; 
limited edition of 100 copies at S25. each. Not for sale. Copyrighted 1920. 

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WILLIAM SALOMON. 



Contributed by Henry Snyder Kissam. 



William Salomon was born in Mobile, Ala., October 9, 1852. 
He was of one of the oldest and most highly respected Hebrew 
families in this country. He died at his late residence. No. 1020 
Fifth Avenue, New York City, on December 14, 1919, in his 68th 
year. 

His father's grandfather was Haym Salomon, a Philadelphia 
banker and patriot of Revolutionary times. His mother, Rosalie 
Alice Levy, was a grand-daughter of Captain Jacob De Leon, of 
Charleston, S. C, who served in Washington's Army; she was also 
a great-grand-daughter of Hayman Levy, who, it is said, at one time 
had in his employment, Nicholas Low, of New York, and the orig- 
inal John Jacob Astor of New York. 

When he was three years old, Mr. Salomon's parents took up 
their residence in Philadelphia, Pa. In early youth he was delicate 
and was unable to attend the public schools in that city, but later, 
when stronger, he was placed in a private school in New York City 
and subsequently attended the Columbia Grammar School until he 
was fifteen years of age. He specialized in the French and German 
languages, and his knowledge of those tongues was of the greatest 
value to him in his subsequent business life. 

Mr. Salomon's first employment was with the banking house of 
Speyer and Company, where he started in a subordinate capacity; 
but soon demonstrated his ability for the larger affairs of finance. In 
order to master the details of European financial and business meth- 
ods he, at his own request, was transferred from the New York 
house to the Frank fort-on-Main branch of Speyer and Company's 
business. But, before he was located in Germany, the outbreak of 
the Franco-Prussian War in 1870, obliged him to remain in the 
London, England, branch of that house until the cessation of hos- 
tilities. After the war, he was for a time in Germany ; and on his 
return to New York City, he eventually became the senior resident 
partner of Speyer and Company in that city, and also one of the 



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1 74 William Salomon. [July 

foremost bankers in the field of transportation finance. Early in 
his career, he evinced an appitude for appraising the value of rail- 
road securities and a keen insight into the financial and physical 
condition of the railroads themselves, and for many years he was 
prominently identified with the great financial movements in trans- 
portation afl^airs. He retired from Speyer and Company in 1899, ^^^d 
served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Baltimore and 
Ohio Railroad, and was largely instrumental in bringing about the 
successful reorganization of that road. In 1901, he resigned as 
Chairman of the Baltimore and Ohio Board, and in 1902, he founded 
the international banking house of William Salomon and Company, 
of which house he was the leading and senior partner. This bank- 
ing house has since grown and prospered, having now branches in 
New York, Chicago, Paris and London, and has taken first rank 
in the business of handling and financing railroad securities. His 
house, in co-operation with Blair and Company and W. A. Read 
and Company, financed the securities of the Western Pacific Rail- 
road, and later, his house was at the head of a syndicate engaged 
in financing and developing a railroad project in the Philippine 
Islands. 

In politics, Mr. Salomon was a Democrat, although voting the 
Republican ticket since 1896; but his active participation in the 
party campaigns has been slight since 1891, when as Chairman of 
the Finance Committee of the New York Democracy, he played an 
important part in the defeat of David B. Hill, in his struggle for 
the nomination for the Presidency in 1892. The reason for Mr. 
Salomon's opposition to Senator Hill's aspirations was founded 
upon the uncertainty at that time as to the financial views of the 
candidate. It is possible that, if Mr. Hill had come out flatly for 
the Gold Standard, he might have received the endorsement of the 
organization headed by Mr. Salomon and have been President in the 
place of Mr. Cleveland. 

Mr. Salomon was a strong writer on financial and other topics, 
and his articles frequently appeared in the leading publications. 
Aside from his wide European travel, he was peculiarly familiar 
with his own land, having visited every State and Territory in the 
Union. Always keenly interested in the work of Americanizing for- 
eign-born residents of the United States, he gave generously for 
many years of his means, time and labor to the Educational Alliance, 
of which body he was a founder and for fifteen years its Treasurer. 

In 1892, he married Mrs. Helen (Forbes) Lewis, daughter of 
William McKenzie Forbes, of Taine. Ross-shire, Scotland. 

He was an Annual Member of the New York Genealogical and 
Biographical Society, to which he was elected April 13, 1900. 



igzo.] Francis Lovelace. 1 75 



FRANCIS LOVELACE, 
Governor of New York, 1668-1673. 



By J. Hall Pleasants, M.D. 



The question of the identity of Francis Lovelace, colonial gov- 
ernor of New York from 1668 to 1673, has recently come under 
discussion. The writer has investigated the subject anew and has 
brought to light additional evidence which conclusively establishes 
the fact that the governor is to be identified with Francis Lovelace, 
brother of the cavalier poet Richard Lovelace, of the Lovelaces of 
Bethersden, Kent, and not with a distant kinsman and contempo- 
rary, Francis, son of Richard, first lord Lovelace of Hurley, Berks, 
with whom he has until recently been uniformly confused by English 
and American biographers. This sketch deals with the known facts, 
as now disentangled, in the life of Governor Lovelace, other than 
with the political aspects of his administration as governor of New 
York, which will be considered. 

Francis Lovelace was born between 1620 and 1622, and was the 
third son of Sir William Lovelace, knight, of Bethersden and Wool- 
wich, Kent. Under his father's will he received jointly with his 
brother William, lands in the parish of Sholden, Kent, these lands 
having been purchased by the latter from Sir Peter Manwood, knight. 
Francis Lovelace was an ardent royalist. He was furnished by his 
brother Richard Lovelace, the poet, with money and men for the 
cause of Charles I (Wood's Athenae ; 1813-1820; iii ; p. 462), and 
served in the civil wars with the title of colonel. He was active for 
the royalist cause in Wales, and in June, 1644, we find him Gov- 
ernor of Carmarthen Castle, where he commanded until 1645, when 
after a stubborn resistance, the castle and town were forced to 
capitulate to the Parliamentary forces {Philip's Civic Wars in 
Wales; i; pp. 232, 233. 237; ii ; pp. 190, 274). It was during this 
siege that his brother William Lovelace was killed. A poem. To His 
Deare Brother Colonel F[ranf:is'\ L[ovelace] — Immoderately 
Mourning My Brother's [i. e., William's] Untimely Death at Car- 
marthen, by Richard Lovelace, commemorates the event (Lucasta; 
The Poetical Works of Richard Lovelace; Haditt Edition; xviii ; 
I). 125). Francis Lovelace now disappears from sight for a few 
years when it seems probable that he was with his brothers Rich- 
ard and Dudley on the continent in the service of Louis XIV. A pass 
was issued Mav, 1650, by the Parliamentary Council of State for 
the safe conduct of Hen. Modie and Col. Francis Lovelace with six 
servants to Long Island on his way to Virginia (Calendar of State 
Papers — Domestic; 1650; p. 539). It was probably on the eve of 
Francis Lovelace's departure for Virginia that his brother Richard 
wrote the poem — Advice to my Best Brother, Coll. Francis Love- 



176 



Francis Lovelact. 



[July 



lace — {Poetical Works of Richard Lovelace; Haditt Edition; p. 
218), which opens with the lines: 

"Frank, wil't Hve unhandsomely? Trust not too far 
Thy self to waving seas : for what thy star, 
Calculated by sure event, must be; 
Look in the glassy epithete,* and see." 

The writer is inclined to believe that he was accompanied by his 
sister, Anne, the widow of the Rev. John Gorsuch, Rector of Wal- 
kern, Herts, who, with several of her younger children, appear in 
Virginia about this time {Virginia Magadne; xxiv; p. 89). Francis 
Lovelace apparently remained in Virginia about two years, for 
May, 1652, there was presented to the "Commissioners on behalf of 
the Commonwealth in Virginia" a "Petition of Colonel Francis 
Lovelace to the Council of State," which recites "That petit'r accord- 
ing to Articles for surrender of Virginia [to the Commissioners of 
the Commonwealth] was [appointed] to give account to the late 
King of Scots [Charles II], wheresoever he were, of the reduction 
of said Colony, And being appointed by the Commissioners author- 
ized by Parliament to make repair to said King, Prays their Honors' 
order for a pass to France, where he supposeth the King to be" 
(ibid ; xvii ; pp. 284, 285). This petition was granted and there was 
issued [May 10, 1652] a "Pass by the Commissioners on behalf of 
the Commonwealth of England for reducing the Colony of Virginia 
to her due obedience, for Colonel Francis Lovelace with his servant 
and necessaries to repair to the late King of Scots and to return 
without let or molestation, we having engaged the honor of the Par- 
liament of England for fulfilling the capitulations agreed upon be- 
tween us amongst which this is one. Signed in the name of the 
Keepers of the Liberty of the Commonwealth of England by Ric. 
Bennett and Wm. Claiborne with their seals" {Colonial Papers II; 
No. 52). Whether he returned to Virginia after fulfilling his mis- 
sion is uncertain, but Dec. 25, 1652,, the Council of State in England 
issued a pass to "Fras. Lovelace beyond seas" {Calendar of State 
Papers — Domestic: 1651-1652; p. 274). 

Lovelace now disappeared from sight for a few years, when he 
was doubtless with Charles II in exile on the continent, but that his 
activities in behalf of the royalist cause had again brought him under 
displeasure is to be gleaned from a letter of warning from Man- 
ning, one of Cromwell's agents on the continent, to John Thurloe, 
secretary of Cromwell's Council of State, dated July ist, 1655, which 
ends with the admonition "Remember Cols. Fras. Lovelace and Edw. 
Villers [Sir Edward Villiers] {Calendar of State Papers — Domestic; 
i6S5 ; P- 212). Lovelace was with Charles in Cologne, when in Sept., 
1655, one of Thurloe's secret agents reporting from there upon the 
activities of various royalists, writes: "and much rejoicing there is 
for major Robert Walter's escape, since which colonel Francis Love- 

*"Look in the Glassy-epithete " obviously refers to crystal-gazing to 
forecast the future. 



I920.] Francis Lovelace. 177 

lace is got into Holland" (Thurloe's State Papers; iv ; p. 10). Love- 
lace, during this period of his life, spent most of his time on the 
continent with Charles II and his retinue. A letter to Secretary 
Thurloe from Blank Marshal, one of his intelligence officers abroad, 
dated April 8, 1657, from Bruges, where Charles then was, report- 
ing upon events, writes : "we had yesterday about fifty young bloods 
from your parts but in a short time they will regret it. There is 
come hither with them — one captain [Dudley] Lovelace, a brother to 
colonel [Francis] Lovelace, who is always here" [Thurloe's State 
Papers; vi ; p. 151). How or why he again should have been 
within the jurisdiction of Cromwell we do not know, but he was 
soon afterwards on the wing, for Aug. 4, 1657, a pass was issued by 
the Protector and Council "for Fras : Lovelace and servant to Hol- 
land" (Colonial State Papers — Domestic; 1657-1658; p. 549). In 
a letter from Thomas Ross, a royalist agent, dated Bruges, Aug. 31, 
1657, to Col. Gervase Holies, then apparently in Holland, in refer- 
ence to a certain M'r. Walton, Ross writes : "as to the £300 it is 
truth, and I guess your authour Fr[ank] Love [lace] by the severe 
close — he not fancying him [Walton] as a confident." In another 
letter from Ross, dated Bruges, Jan. 10, 1657-8, to Holies, then at 
Rotterdam, the former writes : "I writt to you by the last and told 
you my sense of Dud. Lovelace, but as to the money I can say nothing 
to it, and (mee thinks) Frank [Lovelace] might as easily return 
him his money, as to give his friends soe much trouble and expense 
of letters about it — I am glad to find Frank Lovelace so confident 
there, I hope wee have as good grounds to be confident here." And 
again, under date of May 4, 1658, Ross, writing to Holies from 
Brussels, referring to the uprising in England for Qiarles, writes: 
"Massey was gone likewise, and your cousin Frank Lovelace, so that 
we doubt not that ere this, they are more thousands then at first they 
were hundreds" (Historical MMS. Commission ; London, 1904 — 
Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Marquis of Bath; ii ; pp. 119, 
120-121, 133). This last letter indicates that Lovelace had returned 
to England to further there the royalist cause. Aug. 5, 1659, he 
was under arrest as on this date Wm. Cooper, Mr. Denton, Col. 
Fras. Lovelace and Sir Bayham Throckmorton were committed to 
prison by the Council of State (Calendar of State Papers — Domestic; 
1659-1660; p. 75). It is thought that they were coinmitted to the 
Tower. There would seem no question that these arrests were for 
participation in one of the various abortive risings planned by the 
royalists during the summer of 1659 for the restoration of Charles 
II. His confinement was short lived, however, for a few months 
later saw the Commonwealth overthrown and the release of all roy- 
alist political prisoners. 

Very little is known of Francis Lovelace for the first few years 
following the Restoration. Pepys, in his Diary, refers to him once, 
December 16, 1662. in such a way as to show that he was then living 
in London, and that he probably held a position under the admirality : 
"Hence to Col. Lovelace in Cannon Row about seeing how Sir R. 
Ford did report all the officers of the Navy to be rated for the Loyal 



178 



Francis Lovelace. 



[July 



helpers, but finding him at the Rhenish warehouse I could not have 
answer, but must take another time." Broadhead asserts that he was 
a favorite of the King and one of the gentlemen of the "honourable 
privy chamber" [groom of the bed chamber], but does not give his 
authority for the latter statement {Broadhcad's History of New 
York; ii; p. 138). 

Francis Lovelac« inherited at least some portion of the family 
talent for verse as is showii by his poem called To My Best Brother 
on His Poems Called '' Lucasta" addressed to his brother Richard 
and published in the 1649 edition of the latter's poems {Lovelace's 
Poetical Works ; Hazlitt Edition ; pp. 5-6). That he also had some 
ability as an artist may be seen from the engraved portrait by him 
of his brother Richard, which appears as the frontispiece or the 
latter's Posthume Poems; 1659 (ibid). 

Samuel Maverick, writing to the Earl of Clarendon, upon affairs 
in the New Netherlands and New England, in an undated letter ap- 
parently written in 1661 or 1662, says : "I have had thoughts of late 
to propound to your Lordp a p'ers'on I apprehend fitt for a Com- 
mandor there. It is Collonell Francis Lovelace, a p'rson euery way 
accompllished for such an Imploy and very well beloued in all those 
pts." It is difficult to determine from this letter to just what post 
Maverick referred ; possibly it was to Long Island, for in 1665 or 
1666, a certain order was directed to "Fras. Lovelace, deputy gov- 
ernor of Long Island" (Calendar of State Papers — Domestic; 1665- 
1666; p. 148). It will be recalled that he was given a pass to Long 
Island in 1650, on his way to Virginia, when he may have ingratiated 
himself with persons of influence there. 

June 13, 1667, a commission as lieutenant-colonel was issued to 
Fr: Lovelace in a regiment then being raised by Col. Sir Walter 
Vane (Calendar of State Papers — Domestic; 1667; p. 181), and a 
letter from Col. Werden to Sir Allan Apsley in reference to the 
appointm.ent states that "the Duke [of York] approves of the ap- 
pointment" (Calendar of State Papers — Domestic, Additional; 
1660-1670; p. 725). His selection as governor of New York was 
doubtless the revrard for his unswerving devotion and that of his 
brothers to the cause of the Stewarts. The first announcement of 
the appointment of which we have a conternporary record appears 
under date of April 16, 1667, in a newsletter: "12th [April] ; Col- 
onel Lovelace, brother of Lord Lovelace is to succeed Colonel Nich- 
olas [Nicolls] in the government of New York" (Historical MSS. 
Commission ; 12th Report; Appendix vii. London, p. 47). Theglaring 
error made in this brief announcement in this newsletter is at the 
foundation of all the confusion which has arisen in regard to the 
identity of Francis Lovelace, the Governor of New York. News- 
letters as the forerunners of the modern newspapers were just as 
subject to error as the latter. They were collections of news items, 
principally of London happenings, issued in manuscript form in as 
many copies as the writer had subscribers, and were circulated chiefly 
in the London coffee houses and among the country gentry ; and like 
the modern newspapers, their accuracy was solely dependent upon 



1920.] Francis Lovelace. 1 79 

the reliability of the various news gatherers. That this newswriter 
was far from infallible is shown by the fact that he not only con- 
fused Francis Lovelace, the subject of this sketch, with his distant 
cousin and contemporary Francis,* second son of Richard, first 

* (i) Francis Lovelace, the second son of Richard, first Lord Lovelace of 
Hurley, and brother of John the second baron, was apparently born about 
1620, and seems to have been an individual of relatively little importance. 
Burke states that he married Mary, the daughter of William King, of Ivers, 
Bucks, but the following rather indicates that his wife's name may have been 
Ann King (Dormant & Extinct Baronage; iii ; pp. 497-499). Francis Love- 
lace, Esq., second son to Richard, Lord Lovelace, Baron ot Hurtiey, deceased, 
June 5, 1661, petitioned the House of Lords for an annulment of his mar- 
riage on the ground that he had been "inveigled to marry without the privity 
of his relations and much below his quality and condition, [and] was after- 
wards by the like circumvention and cozenage induced to settle his whole 
estate upon trust to his wife." The petition goes on to recite that as he is 
now prevented from enjoying his estate and from living with his wife, that 
Ann King, Ann Lovelace and others be summoned before their lordships for 
examination and that relief be granted him (Historical MMS. Commission; 
yth Report; Appendix ; p. 144). No decision is recorded. He was living in 
1665 at Kilham, Berks, with Mr. Richard Lovelace, of Wargrave (Visitation 
of Berkshire, 1665; Harleian Society; p. 158). The writer has recently found 
the will of this Francis Lovelace in which he describes himself as "of Podyers, 
parish of Hurley, co. Berks, Esq.," dated Jan. 19, i672[3], proved Feb. 22, 
l672[3], under which he makes his only son William his universal legatee 
and executor (Prerogative Court of Canterbury IVills: 1673; Pye 22"). Upon 
the death in 1693. without male issue, of John, third baron Lovelace of Hur- 
ley, son of John the second baron and nephew of the above mentioned Francis, 
the baronacy passed to John, son of William, and grandson of Francis. It 
was this John, the fourth baron Lovelace of Hurley, who in 1709 became 
governor of New York. 

(ii) Francis Lovelace, the recorder of Canterbury, of the Canterbury 
branch of the Bethersden family, must also be carefully distinguished from 
Francis Lovelace of Hurley, and from Francis Lovelace, governor of New 
York. He was the son of Lancelot Lovelace, recorder of Canterbury, and 
was baptized Sept. 22. i,';94. This Lancelot Lovelace was the son of Henry 
Lovelace of Kingsdown. and the grandson of William Lovelace of Bethers- 
den, and his wife Lora Peckham. Francis Lovelace, the recorder was admitted 
to Gray's Inn, 1609, and although he was removed from this office in 1643 on 
account of his royalist sympathies, he was reinstated after the restoration. 
He took part in the Christmas Day riot at Canterbury in 1647. In 1660, he 
was granted by the King the Stewardship of the Liberties of St. Augustine, 
and made the address of welcome to the King and Queen the same year. He 
was also made Steward of the Chancery Court of the Cinque Ports. He was 
buried, March ist, 1663-4. By his first wife Elizabeth Rogers, whom he mar- 
ried about 163S, he had five sons and two daughters, and by his second wife 
Anne, one daughter (Archacologia Canticnta; x; pp. 217, 219). 

(iii) There was also a third contemporary Francis Lovelace of the 
Bethersden line, nearly related to, and possibly a nephew of Governor Francis 
Lovelace of New York, who died in Maryland in 1684. His position on the 
Bethersden pedigree has not been exactly determined, but his will shows that 
he was a "cosen" of the children and grandchildren of Anne (Lovelace) 
Gorsuch, a sister of the governor (Virginia Magazine; xxiv ; p. 439). This 
Francis Lovelace was appointed a Commissioner for the Advancement of 
Trade in Baltimore County, Oct., 1683 (Archives Maryland; vii; p. 611). He 
may have been the son of Thomas Lovelace or of Dudley Lovelace, brothers 
of the governor, and was apparently unmarried. An abstract of his will will 
be found in Baldivin's Maryland Calendar of Wills (i; p. 130). This will 
was dated 3 March, 1683-4, and was proved 19 May, 1684 (Maryland Wills; 
Annapolis; Liber v; fol. 38). 



1 80 Francis Lovelace. [July 

Lord Lovelace of Hurley ,and brother of John, second Lord Love- 
lace, but the name of Colonel Nicolls, the retiring governor of New 
York, appears as Nicholas. The mistake in the identity of the 
governor on the part of the newswriter becomes somewhat the 
more excusable, however, when it is remembered that a great 
intimacy existed between the family of the governor and the 
Lovelaces of Hurley, and that they may have been associated to- 
gether on this account in the mind of the public. The author of the 
sketch of Governor Francis Lovelace in the Dictionary of National 
Biography (xxxiv; p. 165), has also unfortunately not only taken 
the newsletter statement at its face value, but has still further con- 
fused the situation by giving us in his biography of the governor 
what is really a composite picture of these two individuals, although 
at the same time warning us that they must be carefully distin- 
guished from each other and from a third of the same name who 
was recorder of Canterbury at this period. This same error, which 
was also made by Broadhead in his History of Neiv York, and by 
nearly all biographers, has until recently remained undetected. 

Although the appointment of Francis Lovelace as governor of 
New York, according to the newsletter, was announced April 12, 
1667, Broadhead states that he did not actually arrive in the prov- 
ince until the following spring, and even then spent a few months 
with Nicolls, who continued to act as governor, familiarizing him- 
self with the duties of the position until August, 1668, when he 
finally assumed office (Broadhcads History of the State of New 
York; ii; p. 142). Under date of Aug. 28, 1668, he writes from 
Fort James, New York, to Lord Arlington, secretary of state, ex- 
pressing his great regret that he had been unable to see Arlington 
before leaving England (Calendar of State Papers — Colonial; 1661- 
1668; p. 608). This letter would rather seem to indicate that he 
had only recently left England, and was not acting as deputy gover- 
nor of Long Island when appointed governor of New York. 

With the details of Lovelace's administration as governor of 
New York from the political standpoint we need not concern our- 
selves in this connection. The numerous histories of that province 
can be readily referred to by those who are interested in this aspect 
of his career. As the agent of the Duke of York, in the management 
of his province, and in view of his intense loyalty to the Stewarts 
and to the political principles represented by them, it could hardly 
be expected that he would have been in sympathy with the ideals of 
self-government which were then beginning to make themselves felt 
in the colonies. In political matters his tendencies were distinctly 
conservative, and upon the whole, his administration was what may 
fairly be called a benevolent autocracy. Considerable new light has 
been thrown upon the details of his administration by the recent pub- 
lication by the State of New York of the Minutes of the Executive 
Council during his administration, two volumes of which have so 
far appeared. His most important act was probably the establish- 
ment of the first regvilar mail route in the colonies. In 1673, a 
monthly post between New York and Boston was started, and the 



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letter from Lovelace to Governor Winthrop, of Connecticut, outlin- 
ing the advantages of thus "begetting a mutual understanding" be- 
tween the several colonies which he felt would be thereby promoted, 
shows a truly prophetic vision. He also established the first Mer- 
chants' Exchange, and New York waxed prosperous under him. He 
does not appear to have been personally unpopular, and upon the 
whole, gave New York a good, if somewhat paternalistic, govern- 
ment. His official residence was at Fort James, where a degree of 
state and formality out of keeping with the crudity of the environ- 
ment seems to have been maintained. A detailed description of the 
ceremonies in connection with the funeral of his nephew, William 
Lovelace, at Fort James, in 1671, recently found among the manu- 
scripts of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, to which reference will be 
made later, shows a degree of ceremonial and luxury existing in the 
province which seems scarcely credible {American Historical Re- 
view; ix; 1904; pp. 522-5). Governor Lovelace had a large plan- 
tation on the upper part of Staten Island where he apparently spent 
part of his time, the later history of which has been traced in a most 
interesting way by Mr. EdvvardC. Dalavan, Jr., in a pamphlet, Colonel 
Francis Lovelace and His Plantation on Staten Island {Proceedings 
of Natural History Association of Staten Island; 1902; pp. 47-75). 

But events^ over which Lovelace had no control were rapidly de- 
veloping which were soon to bring about the ruin of his political and 
private fortunes. Holland and England were again at war, and a 
powerful Dutch fleet had been secretly dispatched to seize New 
York. Lovelace, who was returning from a visit to Governor Win- 
throp, at Hartford, made to further his new poste route scheme, was 
totally unconscious of the impending danger, when July 28, 1673, 
the Dutch fleet anchored off Staten Lsland. Maurading parties were 
landed, the governor's plantation plundered and his cattle seized. 
Two days later, the ships sailed up the bay and engaged Fort James. 
After the exchange of a few shots, resistance was seen to be hope- 
less, the white flag was run up, and the fort surrendered, and July 
30, New York again passed under Dutch control. Lovelace was 
severely criticised by the Duke of York for being absent from the 
province at this time, and even unjustifiable insinuations as to his 
personal courage were afterwards made by the Duke. It should be 
remembered, however, that the cry of wolf had been heard for so 
many months as to be little heeded, and as far as the result was 
concerned, the presence of the governor himself at the fort could 
have made no possible dififerences, for its defenses were in every 
way inadequate to withstand the attack of an even less powerful fleet 
than that to which it surrendered. Lovelace's stubborn defense of 
Carmarthen Castle in 1644, and the risks which he had afterward 
continually incurred for the Stewart cause, should fully attest as to 
his personal bravery. 

Lovelace, who had hurried back to Long Island upon hearing the 
news, was persuaded to return to New York by promises of political 
immunity. The Dutch council, however, at once proceeded to con- 
fiscate the property of most of the prominent English residents, in- 



I 8 2 Francis Lovelace. [July 

eluding the governor and his brothers Thomas and Dudley. It ap- 
pears that the governor had, during his administration, acquired by 
patent and purchase, a large amount of land in various parts of the 
province, especially on Staten Island and in Ulster County in the 
neighborhood of Hurley, which he named in honor of his distant 
cousin. Lord Lovelace of Hurley. Much of the land acquired by 
purchase was subject to mortgages and had been paid for only in 
small part. The confiscation of these equities by the Dutch, to- 
gether with the payments still due by him to the former owners, 
plunged him hopelessly into debt and utterly ruined him. Numerous 
suits in regard to the titles of lands at one time owned by him fill 
the records of the province, in some cases, as in that involving the 
title of the celebrated Dominie's Bowrie, lying in New York City, 
not being finally settled until nearly a century later. Lovelace, who 
had been obviously lured back to the city by his enemies for his un- 
doing was, contrary to the spirit of the assurances of safety which 
had been made to him, almost immediately arrested for debt. In a 
letter to Governor Winthrop, informing him of his plight, he 
writes : "Would you be curious to know what this amounts to — I 
can in short resolve you. It was my all which ever I had been col- 
lecting; too great to misse in this wildernesse." After some diffi- 
culty with his creditors, he was finally allowed to sail with the 
Dutch fleet in Admiral Binckes's ship for Holland, and eventually 
found his way back to England {Neiv York Colonial Documents ; 
ii; pp. 579, 603). Moore makes the remarkable statement that he 
was afterwards captured by the Turks and severely wounded, dying 
as the result of his wounds ! {Historical Notes on the Introduc- 
tion of Printing into Nezu York; 1888; pp. 4-5.) 

On his return to England, Lovelace was to experience the pro- 
verbial gratitude of the Stewarts, to whose interests he had devoted 
himself unreservedly for over twenty years. The Duke of York, 
Aug. 6, 1674, brought suit against him in New York, which was 
again in the hands of the English, to satisfy debts claimed to amount 
to £7000, and executed upon his property there (Colonial Docu- 
ments Relating to the History of Nezv York; iii ; p. 226: xiii ; p. 481). 
This suit completed the ruin of his private fortune. But the vin- 
dictiveness of the Duke was still unsatisfied. January 11, [1674]- 
1675, a "warrant [was] issued to the Lieutenant of the Tower to 
receive Col. Lovelace, committed for not having defended the col- 
ony and post of New York, according to his commission and duty" 
( Calendar of State Papers — Domestic ; 1673-1675 ; p. 527) . Feb. 22, 
[1674] -1675, the Lieutenant of the Tower is directed to send Col. 
Lovelace at such time and place as shall be appointed by the com- 
mittee who are to examine him (ibid. 603). A newsletter of March 
27, 1674-5, states that under date of March 2: "The King has ap- 
pointed a Committee consisting of the Duke of Monmouth and 
others to inquire into the surrender of New York. They this morn- 
ing examined Col. Lovelace the governor, who gave them the rea- 
sons of his absence at the time of the surrender. They were not 
satisfied and have adjourned until Thursday." Again a newsletter 



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of [April] 5, 167s, under a news item of March 9, adds: "Col. Love- 
lace was examined to-day at the Cockpit & report to be drawn up" 
(Historical MSS. Commission; 12th Report; Appendix VII ; p. 117). 
Finally, April 26, 1675, a warrant was issued to Sir John Robinson, 
Lieutenant of the Tower, to release "Col. Francis Lovelace, his 
prisoner, by giving security of 500 £ to surrender when required, he 
having fallen dangerously ill of a dropsy and being in great want of 
necessaries" {Calendar of State Papers — Domestic; 1675-1676; 
p. 81). 

The writer has recently discovered in the English probate records 
that Lovelace's last days were spent at Woodstock, near Oxford, and 
that he apparently died there in the latter part of 1675, for letters 
of administration were issued Dec. 22, 1675, to "Dudley Lovelace, 
brother of Francis Lovelace, late of Woodstock, co. Oxon, bachelor, 
deceased" {Prerogative Court of Canterbury; Administration Act 
Book; 1675; fol. 151 d.). That he must have left some estate is 
indicated by the fact that eleven yearsr later. May 10, 1686, another 
"commission [to administer] was issued to Joan Caesar, alius Love- 
lace, wife of Robert Caesar, sister and next of kin of Francis Love- 
lace abovesaid, Dudley Lovelace now being dead" (ibid.; 1686; fol. 
76 d.). We do not certainly know why Francis Lovelace went to 
Woodstock to spend his last days, possibly his sister, Mrs. Caesar was 
then living there, but as his cousin. Lord Lovelace of Hurley, who 
was lieutenant of Woodstock, owned estates there, it may be that 
he was cared for during his last illness by his Hurley relations. 

Francis Lovelace never married. This is proven by the direct 
reference to him as "bachelor," when his estate was administered 
upon. In the sketch of him in the Dictionary of National Biography, 
already referred to, it is asserted that he married Mary King and 
that he was the grandfather of John Lovelace, fourth baron Love- 
lace of Hurley, and governor of New York for a short time in 1709. 
As already shown in a footnote, it was his distant cousin, Francis 
Lovelace, brother of John, second Lord Lovelace, who married Ann 
King, and who was the grandfather of John Lovelace, fourth baron 
and governor of New York in 1709. 

Proof of the identity of Governor Francis Lovelace, of New 
York, rests upon absolutely conclusive evidence. The writer of this 
sketch is now contributing to the Virginia Magacinc of History and 
Biography a rather full genealogy of the family of Lovelace of 
Bethersden, Kent, illustrated with portraits of the father, grand- 
fathei^ and great-grandfather of Governor Lovelace. All the hither- 
to published genealogies of the Lovelaces of Bethersden, are either 
more or less inaccurate or are incomplete ; the best is that by the Rev. 
A. J. Pearman, in the Archaeologia Cantiana ( 1876 ; x ; pp. 178-220). 
The writer traces in detail in the Virginia Maga::inr the descent of 
Sir William Lovelace,' knight (i 584-1627). the father of Governor 
Francis Lovelace,' as seventh in descent from John Lovelace,'' who 
founded Lovelace Place at Bethersden, Kent, in 1367. Thi-; Sir 
William Lovelace,' the younger, of Bethersden and Woolwich, Kent, 
who was baptized at St. Alphege, Canterbury-, Feb. 12, 1583-4, was 



1 84 Francis Lovelace. [July 

the son of Sir William Lovelace," the elder, knight, of Bethersden, 
and his wife, Elizabeth Aucher, and a grandson of Sergeant Wil- 
liam Lovelace, ° who was prominent in the law in the reign of Eliza- 
beth. Sergeant Lovelace^ was the son of William Lovelace* of 
Bethersden, and the grandson of William Lovelace,^ who had two 
brothers. Sir Richard Lovelace,^ Marshal of Calais, and John Love- 
lace,^ generally supposed to be the ancestor of the barons Lovelace 
of Hurley.* These three brothers were the sons of Richard Love- 
lace," of London and Bethersden, and the grandsons of John Love- 
lace,' the founder in 1367, of Lovelace Place, previously referred to. 
From this it will be seen that the Lovelaces of Hurley were rather 
distantly related to Governor Francis Lovelace. 

Sir William Lovelace,' of Bethersden and Woolwich, the father 
of Governor Lovelace,'* was knighted by James I at Theobald's 20 
Sept., 1609, and served with distinction in the Low Countries. He 
married about 1610, Anne, the daughter of Sir William Barne, of 
Woolwich, knight, and his wife^ Anne Sandys. Both the Barne and 
Sands families took a very active part in the colonization of Vir- 
ginia, and have been shown to be connected by blood and marriage 
with numerous individuals whose names are inseparably associated 
with the colonization of America. Anne Sandys was the sister of 

* The Lovelaces of Hurley, Berkshire, trace their descent from John Love- 
lace of Hurley, whose will was proved in 1558 {Prcronative Court of Canter- 
bury Wills: 1558). He is supposed to be identical with a certain John Love- 
lac^-* of the Bethersden line, but although there was certainly a blood relation- 
ship between the Bethersden and Hurley families, the exact connection has 
not been absolutely proven by modern researches (Virginia Maga::ine ; xxvii ; 
No. I, et) seq. Archaclogia Cantiana; x; pp. 184, 185). John Lovelace was 
succeeded by his eldest son Richard, who died in 1602. The family fortunes 
were firmly established by Richard Lovelace, the eldest son of the above men- 
tioned Richard of Hurley, according to Macaulay "out of spoils of Spanish 
galleons from the Indies," captured by his privateers. This Richard Love- 
lace, born in 1568, was knighted in isgo, and was created Lord Lovelace, 
baron of Hurley, in 1627. He was the builder of Lady Place, the family seat 
at Hurley. John Lovelace, the second baron, who upon the death of his 
father in 1634, succeeded to the title when only eighteen years of age, was an 
ardent royalist. He married Anne, the daughter and eventual heiress of 
Thomas, Earl of Cleveland. Dying in 1670, he was succeeded by his son, 
John Lovelace the third baron, who is described by Macaulay as "dis- 
tinguished by his taste, by his magnificense, and by the audacious and intem- 
perate vehemence of his Whiggi=m," and who played so important a part 
in the revolution which placed William of Orange upon the throne. Upon 
the death of John the third baron, in 1603, without male heirs surviving him, 
the baronacy passed to his cousin John Lovelace the fourth baron, who 
became governor of New York in 1709, dying shortly after his arrival in that 
province. The latter's eldest son. John, succeeded to the title, but dying a 
fortnight after his father, without issue, his only brother Nevil became the 
sixth baron, with whose death, July 28, 1736, without heirs, the title became 
extinct. John Lovelace, governor of New York, the fourth baron, married 
Charlotte, daughter of Sir John Clayton, Knight ; she died April 12, 1749, 
This John Lovelace, the governor, was the son of William Lovelace of Hur- 
ley, and the grandson of Francis, the younger brother of John Lovelace, the 
second baron. It is this Francis Lovelace of Hurley, the second son of 
Richard Lovelace, the first baron, who has been so generally confused with 
Francis Lovelace, the governor of New York from 1667 to 1673. 



1 920.] Francis Lovelace. 185 

Sir Edwin Sandys, of the Virginia Company, and of George Sandys, 
the poet, and was the daughter of Edwin Sandys, Archbishop of 
York, in the reign of Elizabeth. Sir WilHam Lovelace' "was slain 
at the siege of the Burse," or the Groll, in Holland, in 1627. His 
widow married Jonathan Browne, Doctor of Laws and Dean of 
Hereford. Sir William Lovelace's' will, dated July 15, 1622, and 
proved June 23, 1628 {Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills; 
1628; Barrington 60), and that of his widow, Dame Anne (Love- 
lace) Browne, dated May 16, 1632, and proved May 22, 1633 {Pre- 
rogative Court of Canterbury Wills; 1633; Russell 51), together with 
other documents fully cited in the sketch referred to in the Virginia 
Magazine, show that he left issue five sons and three daughters. 
Richard Lovelace," the poet and Cavalier, was the eldest son. 
Thomas," the second son, figures in New York afi^airs during 
the administration of his brother, as does also the youngest son, 
Dudley- Posthumous," who edited in 1659, the Posthume Poems of 
his brother Richard. Francis," the third son, the governor of New 
York, is the subject of our sketch. William," the fourth son, was 
killed in 1645 ^t the siege of Carmarthen. Of the three daughters, 
the eldest, Anne," married the Rev. John Gorsuch, of Walkern, 
Herts, and emigrated to Virginia with seven of her younger children, 
all of whom married and left numerous descendants in Virginia and 
Maryland (Virginia Magazine of History and Biography; xxiv- 
xxvii). Joan, the second daughter, married Robert Caesar, the son 
of Sir John Caesar. Her three beautiful daughters were the sub- 
ject of Richard Lovelace's poem, Paris's Second Judgment. The 
youngest daughter Elizabeth Lovelace" married Daniel Hayne, of 
Kintbury Eaton, Berks. As the two brothers, Thomas" and Dudley" 
Posthumous, pass across the pages of New York colonial history, the 
brief sketches of them which follow may be of interest. 

Of Richard Lovelace," the poet, little need be said, as recent 
biographical sketches of him are fairly accurate. He inherited 
Bethersden Place, which he sold in 1649 to Richard Hulse. It should 
be noted, however, that Berry, Hazlitt and other earlier writers, fall 
into a serious error in stating that he married and had a daughter 
Margaret, who, through her marriage with Henry, the son of Chief 
Justice Coke, became the ancestress of the earls of Leicester. This 
is an error, as the poet never married, these writers confusing him 
with another Richard Lovelace of the Lovelaces of Kingsdown. 
Kent, a branch of the Bethersden family (Archaeologia Cantiana; 
XX ; pp. 60-61). 

The question of the identity of Governor Francis Lovelace seems 
to have been first raised by George H. Moore, in a pamphlet His- 
torical Notes on the Ivfroducfinn of Printing Into New York. 1888 
(pp. 4-5), in which he states that the governor was of the Bethers- 
den family and not the son ot Richard, first Lord Lovelace of Hur- 
lev. Moore, however, gives no details and ofifers no evidence in sup- 
port of this statement. Edwin C. Delavan, Jr., in his previously 
cited Colonel Francis Lovelace and His Statcn Island Plantation. 
1902, presents certain evidence tending to bring into question the 



1 86 Francis Lovelace. [July 

generally accepted statement that the governor was of the Hurley 
family, and adds that the Lovelace pedigrees should be restudied. 
William G. Stanard, editor of the Vircjinla Magazine of History and 
Biography, was the tirst to produce definite evidence establishing 
his true identity, based upon the colonial records of Virginia and 
Maryland. He pointed out in the Virginia Magazine, 1909 (xvii; 
pp. 288-291), that the governor of New York was the brother of 
Anne Lovelace, the wife of Rev. John Gorsuch, of Walkern, Herts, 
who is known to have been the daughter of Sir William Lovelace, of 
Bethersden, and his wife Anne Barne. Among the manuscripts of 
Thomas Jefferson, in the Congressional Library, are preserved two 
letters from Francis Lovelace, governor of New York, to Governor 
William Berkeley, of Virginia, dated respectively, Nov. 18, 1668, and 
Dec. 6, i66g ; the second of these letters which is given in full in the 
Virginia Magazine, requests the interest of Governor Berkeley in 
behalf of a nephew of Lovelace, the son of his niece Kath. Gorsuch 
by her husband Will Whitbey, for whom Mr. Tho. Todd, of Mock- 
jack [Mobjack] Bay [Virginia], was the guardian. As is explained 
by the editor of the Virginia Magazine, and has been further elabo- 
rated by the present writer {Virginia Magazine; xxiv; pp. 81-93), 
there is absolute and conclusive evidence that Mrs. Anne (Lovelace) 
Gorsuch, who came to Virginia about 1650, had among other chil- 
dren, two daughters, one of whom, Katharine, married William 
Whitby, of Middlesex County, Virginia (leaving a son William 
Whitby, Jr.), and another daughter, Anne Gorsuch, who married 
Captain Thomas Todd, of Mobjack Bay, Gloucester County, Vir- 
ginia, and later of Baltimore County, Maryland. 

In addition to this evidence from Virginia and Maryland sources, 
there are several direct statements to the effect that Thomas and 
Dudley Lovelace, who were in New York when Francis Lovelace 
was governor, were his brothers. There is in the Bodleian Library, 
Oxford, a contemporary manuscript, already referred to, describing 
in detail and in a most picturesque manner, the funeral in New 
York of a young son of Thomas Lovelace, the brother of governor 
Francis Lovelace {American Historical Reviezij; ix; pp. 522-4). In 
this account, young William Lovelace is spoken of as a nephezv of 
the governor and of Dudley Lovelace. In the reports of the Com- 
mission appointed by the governor in 1670, to lay out the boundries 
of Hurley and Marbleton, of which Dudley Lovelace was president, 
he is spoken of as the brother of the governor {Documents Relat- 
ing to the Colonial History of New York; xiii ; p. 447) ; and also in 
a letter from Francis to Dudley {Minutes Executive Council, Love- 
lace's Administration; i ; p. 384). In a contemporary account of the 
surrender of New York to the Dutch, by John Sharpe, an eye wit- 
ness, Thomas Lovelace is again spoken of as a brother of the gov- 
ernor {Massachusetts Historical Collections; 6th ser.; iii ; pp. 436- 

444)- 

Although a full analysis of all the evidence bearing upon the 
pedigree of the Bethersden Lovelaces will be found in the sketch by 
the writer previously cited, as the evidence contained in the will of 



ig20.] Francis Lovelace. 1^7 

Sir William Lovelace and in that of his widow, Anne, is alone con- 
clusive, it seems worth while to reprint here abstracts of both of 
these wills, obtained by the writer from the English probate records, 
and to give brief sketches of Governor Lovelace's* two brothers, 
Thomas* and Dudley,* who figure for a short time in New York. 

The will of Sir William Lovelace,' the younger of Biedersden 
[Bethersden], co. Kent, Knight, dated July 15, 1622, was proved 
June 23, 1628, in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury (1628; 
Harrington 60). The following is an abstract: 

I Sir William Lovelace of Biedersden, co. Kent, Knight, appoint my 
wife Anne Lovelace and Thomas Twisden of Wie, co. Kent, Esq., 
guardians of my children, and I make the said Thomas Twisden my 
executor with my wife. I give to them all my lands whatsoever in 
Bethersden, Holden, Chart Magna, Shidonhurst and Canterburie, till 
my eldest son Richard Lovelace attain his age of 24, when he shall enter 
therein. If he die before that age, I give them to my second son 
Thomas, and in the event of his death to my third son Francis at 24. I 
give to my said two younger sons all my lands in the parish of Sholden, 
CO. Kent, which I purchased of Sir Peeter Manwoode. To my daughter 
Anne Lovelace, all my stock and adventure in the East India Company, 
with all the profits thereon to be paid her at her age of 21 or marriage. 
To the child to be born to me i200 if a son, £300 if a daughter, to be 
paid out in lands. I give to the said Thomas Twisden my embroidered 
scarf, with all my horses, swords and arms whatsoever. 

(Signed) William Lovelace. 
Witnesses : Thomas Aton, Ric. Tucker. 

Proved 23 June 1628 by Anne Lovelace, the relict, the other executor 
being dead. 

The will of Anne, widow of Sir William Lovelace,' dated 16 
May, 1632, was proved 22 May, 1633, in the Prerogative Court of 
Canterbury (1633; Russell, 51). The following is an abstract: 

I Dame Anne Lovelace now wife of Jonathan Browne, Doctor of 
Laws. Whereas the wardship of my son Richard is granted to me by his 
Majesty's Court of Wards till his age of 21, I give the same to the said 
Jonathan Browne and to Miles Barnes, M.A., my brother, with power 
to sell underwood for the payment of the debts of my late husband Sir 
William Lovelace and myself. The fioo which Sir William Lovelace 
owed to my uncle Francis Barne, esq., which he always promised to 
give me at his death, shall be given to my daughter Elizabeth Lovelace. 
My said trustees shall obtain a new lease from Sir Robert Honeywood, 
Knight, of the manor of Bethersden, co. Kent; and out of the profits 
thereof they shall paj' £1300 apiece to my daughters Elizabeth and Joane, 
and my son Dudley Lovelace. I gi\'e to my son Richard my furniture 
for a bed of black velvet, wuth cushions, chaires and carpets, etc., as 
the same is wrought in colours by his grandmother, the Lady Lovelace, 
and my best suit of diaper, and which I made in the Low Countries, and 
a pair of fine Holland sheets, and a black gilded cabinet, which was his 
fathers, and all the furniture those goods and implements of household 
standing in his chief house at Bethersden, and the pictures of his father 
and myself, and of his grandfather, and my wedding ring which was 
his father's. To my sons Thomas, Francis and William Lovelace, £20 
apiece for their maintenance till their age of 21, to be paid yearly out 
of the lands called Sholden, co. Kent, which my late husband purchased 
of Sir Peter Manwood. Knight. To my daughters Elizabeth and Joane, 
and my son Dudley, £20 apiece in like manner out of the lease of Bethers- 
den. To Anne Corsage [Gorsuch], my daughter, my third suit of diaper, 
which I made in the Low Countries, etc. To each of my younger chil- 



1 88 Francis Lovelace. fJ^'y 

dren a ring enamelled, at i6. To my daughter Anne Browne, my scarlet 
velvet petticoat, my diamond ring, etc. To my husband Jonathan Browne, 
my cabinet of black ebony. To my brother Miles Barne, £2 and a ring, 
etc. If my husband continue housckeepnig and keep aiy younger chil- 
dren, he shall have the use of all my linen, etc ; otherwise it shall be sold, 
towards the payment of my debts and the portions of the said Elizabeth, 
Joane and Dudley. To my brothers Sir William Barne, Knight, Robert 
Barne and George Barne, and to their wives, 20 s. apiece to make them 
rings ; and the like to Mr. Richard Juxon, Daniell Gorsage and his wife, 
and my sone Gorsage. To my two men servants, a mourning claok 
apiece, and to my three maid servants, serge for mourning gowns. I 
make the said Jonathan Browne and Miles Barne my executors. 

(signed) Ann Lovelace. 
Witnesses; Robt. Barne, Tho. Grent, Jo. Smyther. 



THOMAS LOVELACE 

Thomas Lovelace, the second son of Sir William Lovelace of 
Bethersden, and elder brother of Governor Lovelace, w^as bom about 
1620, and is referred to in his father's will as his second son. In 
1628, apparently soon after his father's death, application was made 
to admit him as a pupil to Charterhouse School [Sutton's Hospital], 
London, on the ground that his father had served the King "about 
thirty years in the warres and left his lady with only a great score 
of children" {Eg. Ms. 2553; fol. 51 b., Gentlemen's Magazine; 1884; 
ii; p. 462). The Headmaster of Charterhouse informs the writer 
that Thomas Lovelace's name does not appear in the old registers of 
Charterhouse as a "gown-boy," so that it is not probable that he 
was actually admitted "on the foundation," although it is quite 
possible that he may have been received as a boarder in one of the 
master's houses, no record of these students having been kept. 

There is no question that Thomas Lovelace was a royalist, al 
though his name has not been found among those who followed the 
fortunes of Charles II on the continent during his exile as his 
brothers, Francis and Dudley, are known to have done, nor do€S he 
appear to have had an active military career as had these two 
brothers and his brothers Richard and William. That he occasionally 
indulged in versification can be seen from his poem to the memory of 
his brother Richard {Poetical Works of Richard Lovelace; Hazlitt 
Edition; pp. 291-2). 

Thomas Lovelace appears in the records of New York a year 
of two after the arrival of his brother Francis as governor. Broad- 
head states that he was a member of the governor's council {His- 
tory of Neiv York: ii ; p. 144) ; and it is certain he was present as 
a member at a meeting of the council held June 29, 1671, and again 
Nov. 7, 1671 {Minutes E.vcctitive Council; Nezv York; Lovelace's 
Administration; i; pp. 94, 106). He appears as an alderman of 
New York City, Oct. 13, 1671 (ibid.; p. 113). He was nominated 
captain of the Foot Company of Staten Island, Jul}' i, 1672, and his 
appointment confirmed, Feb. 4, 1672-3 (ibid.; p. 113). July 30, 
1672, he was appointed one of the commissioners to strengthen the 
defenses of Fort James (ibid.; ii; pp. 702-4), and appears, Jan. 11, 



I920.] Francis Lovelace. i8q 

1672-3, as one of the justices of New York City (ibid.; ii ; p. 761). 
He was on his Staten Island plantation when the Dutch fleet was 
sighted off New York, and was one of the messengers sent on 
board to confer with the Dutch admiral at the time of the sur- 
render, and was for a while detained as a prisoner of war {Mass. 
Hist. Collections; 6 ser., Hi; pp. 436-444). He was shortly after- 
wards ordered to abandon his plantation on Staten Island and to 
leave the province, but the Dutch Council finally consented to allow 
him six months in which to settle his affairs, this period being ex- 
tended, March 7, 1674, for an additional three months, although the 
Council declared that as "the requested Bouery is already leased, he 
must provide himself with another residence" (Colonial Documents 
Relating History Ncv.' York; ii ; pp. 692-694). Before the expira- 
tion of this time, however, peace was declared, the province again 
passed into English hands, and Lovelace was allowed to remain. 

Thomas Lovelace's plantation, generally known as "Lovelace 
farme," and later as "Ellis Duxbury's Glebe," containing 340 acres, 
which has just been referred to, occupied the northeast point of 
Staten Island, on what are now known as the heights of New 
Brighton. This tract originally was a part of or adjoined the plan- 
tation of Governor Francis Lovelace. It was occupied by Thomas 
Lovelace as early as 1669. Its history is traced in some detail by 
Mr. Edward C. Delavan, Jr., in his Colonel Francis Lovelace and 
His Plantation on Staten Island {Proceedings of the Natural 
Science Association of Staten Island; vii; 1902; pp. 49-79). Al- 
though declared confiscated by the Dutch and the "Bouery leased," 
Lovelace seems to have been allowed to occupy Lovelace Farme until 
the English were restored to power. He then endeavored to have 
his clouded title cleared by securing a new patent from Governor 
Andros, but many years passed before he was able to have any ac- 
tion taken. March 5, 1687, he succeeded in having a survey of the 
property recorded, but was never able to secure a new patent for 
it. He continued to live on Staten Island until his death in i68g, 
and appears as sheriff of Richmond County, Nov. i, 1684 ,and 
June 4, 1685 {Werner's Civil List; State of Nezv York; 1886; p. 
463. O'Callahan's Calendar of New York Historical Manuscripts ; 
pt. 2; p. 137). 

Thomas Lovelace married and is known to have had at least one 
child. The name of his wife has not been learned. Among the 
Ashmolean Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, there is a 
contemporary account of the funeral, doubtless at Fort James, of 
William, the young son of Thomas Lovelace, who died in 1671, en- 
titled "The ffuneral Solemnities at the Interm*. of M''. W™. Lovelace 
at New Yorke in America 1671." This account, which goes into 
minute detail, has appeared in full in the American Historical Re- 
view (ix; 1904; pp. 522-5), and is remarkable as showing a greater 
degree of hixurv' and ceremonial than one would suppose to have 
existed in the colonies at this early period. 

The description of the funeral of young William Lovelace is of 
sufficient interest to reprint in full : 



I90 



Francis Lovelace. 



[July 



"The ffuneral Solemnities at the Interm'. of M"". W". Lovelace 

at New Yorke in America 1671. 
The manner of Exposing the Corps in the Roome before the 
Buriall 

I — The Roome was very spacious and hung all about wth 
Mourning and Escootcheons thereupon of his Paternall 
Coate to the number of 30. 

2 — Round the sayd Roome were placed Turkey worke chayres 
richly wrought. 

3 — In the Middest of the Roome stood the Hearse with Sheete 
and Pall encompassed with 8. of his Paternall Escot- 
cheons. 

4 — At the head a Pall of deaths heads and bones richly em- 
broidered hung over as a Canopy. 

5 — Over the middle of the Herse a rich Garland hung 
adorned with black and white Satten ribbands and an 
houre Glass impending. 

6 — At the f feete a shield 4 foote square cotes of Armes qaur- 
tered and gloriously gilt which together wth the Garland 
remaines as a monument in the Church to this day. 

7 — Behind the hearse stood a black stand with silver Candle- 
stick wax Tap's and p'fumes burning night and day to 
the view of all people. 

8 — A Rich Cupboard of Plate worth 200". 

9 — 4:Attendants night and day. 

10 — The Partall or entry to the Roome was curiously adorned 
w"' pictures Statues and other fancies in carved worke. 

The flfunerall Procession 

1. The Capt. of the dead. 

2. The Minister. 

3. An Esq"', in mourning carrying a shield. 

4. The 2: Preaching Ministers. 

5. Two Maidens clothed in white silke carrying the Garland 

w"" Cypur Scarves and Gloves tyed with a whole peice 

with black and white Satten Ribband. 
The Corps carryed by 6. Gentlemen Batchlers all in 

Mourning with Skarves and Gloves. 
The Pall held up by 6., virgins all in white Silke w"" 

Cypress Skarves and Gloves. 
Tho: Lovelace Esq: father to the deceased and his Lady 

in close Mourning. 
4. Halbertes with velvet Coates and Badges thereon em- 
broidered with his Creast of 40'' a Coate. 
Coll : fifrancis Lovelace p'sent Governor of New Yorke 

and uncle to the deceased in close Mourning single. 
Capt. Dudley Lovelace uncle also to the deceased in like 

mourning single. 
The Councell all in Mourning. 
13. The Mace with Maior and Alderman in black Gownes 



1920.] Francis Lovelace. IQI 

14. The Principall Burgers of the City 2: and 2: 

15. All the English and Dutch women 2: and 2: 

16. The cheif e English and Dutch Men 2 : and 2 : 

17. All Masters of Shipps and Vessells. 

18. All the other English and Dutch men. 2: and 2: to the 

number of 500. the greatest p't of them in black. 

Wines, sweet meats and Bisketts and such Services till 10, at 
night. 

At the entrance of the ffort stood his Royall highnesse's Com- 
pany of Guards with Colours furl'd Drums beating a 
ffuneral March and afterwards severall great Guns fired 
thence. 

At the Interment of the Corps 30. pieces of Ordnance 
more fired. 

Whether Thomas Lovelace had other children than this son 
William is not known. It is just possible that a Francis Lovelace of 
Baltimore County, Maryland, whose will, dated March 3, 1683-4, and 
proved May 19, 1684, shows that he was very nearly related to this 
branch of the Lovelace family, may have been another son {^Mary- 
land Wills; Annapolis; Liber iv ; fol. 38). There is no question, 
however, that when Thomas Lovelace died late in 1688, or early in 
1689, that he was without issue surviving, and that "Lovelace 
Farme" passed to his niece Mary Duxbury, although the identity of 
this niece Mary Duxbury has not been established. She was cer- 
tainly not a legitimate daughter of his brother Richard, the f>oet, 
nor of his brother Francis, governor of New York, as both were 
unmarried. It is hardly possible that she was the daughter of his 
brother William, who was killed at the siege of Carmarthen, 1645, 
when a very young man. She was certainly not the daughter of 
either his sister Anne Gorsuch, or his sister Joanna Caesar, whose 
descendants are known. She may possibly have been the daughter 
of his brother Dudley or of his sister Katharine Hayne, or she may 
even have been a niece of his wife. 

The history of "Lovelace Farme," following Thomas Lovelace's 
death, which is of considerable interest, is traced by Mr. Delavan. 
March 10, 1691, Ellis Duxbury and his wife Mary, were granted a 
conditional patent to the Lovelace plantation on the ground that 
Capt. Thomas Lovelace, of Richmond County, deceased, was lately 
possessed of Lovelace Farme on Staten Island, Ellis Duxbury hav- 
ing married Mary, who is now his nearest heir in the province. A 
patent was issued to the Duxburys for this land, but contained the 
proviso that this grant should not bar any nearer heir or heirs of 
Lovelace to any rights in the property (New York Patents; vi ; fol. 
374). This proviso appears to have conferred an unsatisfactory 
title, for June 13, 1702, the Duxburys petitioned for a new and un- 
conditional patent, the petition reciting that "Capt. Thomas Lovelace 
was posset of a certain farme — upon Staten Island — which hee 
peaceably enjoyed for upwards of 20 years. And having no chil- 
dren sent for ye petrs from Barbadoes, but before they Arrived at 



192 Francis Lovelace. [Ju'y 

New York was deceased, his widdow hearing yt ye pef was come, 
sent for them teUing them it was her husband's desire they should 
have ye sd ffarme & dehvered them possession thereof (reserving to 
herself maintenance for life) which they have enjoyed ever since 
1689," etc. (New York Land Papers; iii; fol. 69). The long sought 
for patent was not finally issued until Aug. 26, 1708 (Nczv York 
Patents; vii ; fol. 385). Involving as it does, valuable property on 
Staten Island the history of the title is of no little local interest. It 
lies within the limits of New Brighton and Edgewater. Upon the 
death of Ellis Duxbury, in 17 18, without heirs, "Lovelace Farme" 
passed under his will to the Vestry of St. Andrews Church in Rich- 
mond County {Surrogate Office Wills, N. Y.; ix; fol. 3), and was 
afterwards generally known as "Ellis Duxbury's Glebe." 



DUDLEY LOVELACE 

Dudley Lovelace, the youngest son of Sir William Lovelace and 
the brother of Governor Lovelace, was doubtless born soon after 
his father's death, which occurred in 1627, as he styles himself in 
the dedication to his brother Richard's poems as Dndley-P ostumus 
Lovelace. He is, of course, not named in his father's will, and in 
that of his mother is simply referred to as Dudley. He may have 
gone to school at Charterhouse as did his brothers Richard and 
Thomas. Wood states that Dudley was furnished by his brother 
Richard "with moneys for his maintenance in Holland, to study 
tactics and fortification in that school of war." He was an ardent 
royalist. Returning to England in 1648, being then a captain in his 
brother Richard's regiment which had seen service in the Nether- 
lands under Louis XIV, the two brothers were committed as 
prisoners to the Petre House, in London, on account of their royal- 
ist sympathies {Wood's Athcnae; 1813-1820; iii; p. 462). He was 
probably set free, as was his brother Richard, soon after the execu- 
tion of Charles I. 

Dudley Lovelace was among the group of royalists who followed 
the fortunes of Charles II during his exile. A letter from Bruges, 
where Charles then was, dated April 8, 1657, from one of the par- 
liamentary agents to Thurloe, Cromwell's secretary of state, report- 
ing upon royalist activities, says : "we had yesterday about fifty 
young blades come from your parts, but in a short time they will 
repent it. There is come hither with them — one captain [Dudley] 
Lovelace, brother to colonel [Francis] Lovelace, who is always 
here" {Thurloe's State Papers; vi ; p. 151). Again, Jan. 10, 1658, 
he is reported to be in Rotterdam with Charles {Historical MSS. 
Connnission, 1904; Calendar of MSS. of Marquis of Bath; ii ; pp. 
120-121). Dudley Lovelace had probably returned to England when 
in 1659, the second part of his brother Richard's poems appeared 
under his editorship; Lucasta: Posthume Poems of Richard Love- 
lace. Esq.; London; 1659. The dedication which is in verse, is to 
John, the eldest son of John, second lord Lovelace of Hurley, and is 
signed by "Your most obedient Servant and kinsman Dudley- 



1920.] Francis Lovelace. 193 

Posthumus Lovelace." The volume ends with an eulogistic 
"epitaph" in verse by Dudley upon his brother Richard. Neither of 
these verses by Dudley showr any special ability as a poet. Like 
the first volume of poems w^hich was brought out by the poet him- 
self, this second part shows indifferent editing, printers' errors in 
the text and orthography being numerous. Dudley Lovelace also 
contributed a commendatory poem to his cousin Thomas Stanley's 
Ayres and Dialogues, 1656 {Lovelace's Poetical Works; Hazlitt 
Edition; p. 20). 

Dudley Lovelace was commissioned, June 13, 1667, as lieutenant 
in Col. Sir Allen Apsley's regiment {Calendar of State Papers — 
Domestic; i66j ; p. 181). He next appears with his brother Francis 
in New York. March 17, 1669-70, he was appointed by Francis as 
president of a commission to survey and grant lands in the towm of 
Esopus, April [2], he was engaged in defining the boundaries between 
Hurley and Marbleton, and July 2, 1672, was on a commission to 
survey Staten Island {Documents Relating Colonial History, N. ¥.; 
xiii ; pp. 443, 447, 466). As president of the Kingston Trustees, he 
signed an agreement with the Indians, Jan. 27, i67i[-2], (ibid.; p. 
401). Broadhead states that Dudley Lovelace was a member of 
Governor Lovelace's Council {History New York; ii; p. 144). Dud- 
ley Lovelace owned a plantation on Staten Island, adjoining the plan- 
tations of his brothers Francis and Thomas, and at one time prob- 
ably occupied it {New York Patents 4; p. 109). He was also rec- 
ommended for a grant of land at Hurley and Marbleton, April [2], 
1670 {Documents Relating Colonial History, N. Y.; xii ; p. 447). As 
noted under Governor Francis Lovelace, he is several times spoken 
of in contemporary documents as a brother of the governor. In 
the elaborate ceremonies connected with the funeral of his nephew, 
William Lovelace, son of his brother Thomas, which took place in 
New York in 1671, he is called Capt. Dudley Lovelace, and is gen- 
erally referred to in the records as "captain." July 13, 1670, Gov- 
ernor Lovelace commissioned Capt. Dudley Lovelace as ensign iti 
the local militia {Minutes Executive Council of New York; Love- 
lace's Administration; i; p. 336). May 25, 1672, Capt. Dudley 
Lovelace was commissioned as lieutenant of the Troop of Horse of 
New York City (ibid. ; ii ; pp. 636-7). 

Dudley Lovelace was one of the three officers in command of 
Fort James when it surrendered to the Dutch Fleet, July 30, I773 
{Massachusetts Historical Collections; 6th ser.; iii ; pp. 436-444). 
and with Capt. John Manning and his brother Thomas Lovelace 
signed an official statement explaining the necessity which compelled 
the surrender {Calendar of State Papers — Colonial; 1669-1674; pp. 
509-510). He was arrested by the Dutch commander and sent as a 
prisoner to Europe. In an account of this trip, given by him, March 
29, 1675, probably in connection with the official investigation of the 
surrender of New York, it is stated that "Captain Dudley Lovelace 
of New York with fifty soldiers, all prisoners in several Dutch ships, 
were brought on the coast of Newfoundland 4th of September, 1673, 
and carried into Ferryland Harbour where many inhabitants were 



1 94 Andreas Dreyer {Andries Draeyer). [Ji^'y 

plundered" (Calendar of State Papers — Colonial; 1675-1676; p. 

197)- 

Dudley Lovelace appears, Dec. 22, 1675, as administrator upon 
the estate of his brother Francis in England (Prerogative Court of 
Canterbury Administration; 1675). There is no reason to believe 
that he ever returned to the colonies. The writer has recently found 
the administration upon Dudley's estate in England in 1686 ; "May 
10, 1686, commission was issued to Joan Caesar, al[ia]s Lovelace, 
wife of Robert Caesar, sister of Dudley Lovelace, late of London, 
but dying at Newington Butts, co. Surry, to administer the goods, 
etc. of the said deceased, Mary Lovelace, his relict, renouncing" 
(Prerogative Court of Canterbury Administrations; 1686). It is 
stated by Berry (Genealogies; Kent; pp. 474-5), and Pearman 
(Archaeologia Cantiana; x; p. 208), that Dudley Lovelace married 
his cousin Mary Lovelace, and that they had a daughter, whose 
burial is recorded at St. Margaret's, Canterbury, 23 June, 1678-9. 
While it is possible that this statement as to the identity of Dudley's 
wife Mary may be true, the writer believes that an error has been 
made, based upon a misinterpretation of the following marriage 
license: Dueley Lovelace of Cant[erbury] g[entleman] ba[chelor] 
35 and Mary Lovelace s. p. spr[spinster] 20; at St. M. Bredin Cant 
f erbury] Apr. 20, 1678," with a note by her father "I am consenting 
Will: Lovelace" (Cowper's Canterbury Marriage Licenses; Ser. iv; 
p. 370). It is obvious that if the age of "Duely" Lovelace given here 
is correct, he cannot be identical with the subject of this sketch, at 
this time 50 years old. There is also the possibility that the Francis 
Lovelace who died in Maryland, in 1684, was a son of Dudley Love- 
lace, and that Mary Duxbury, the niece of Thomas Lovelace who in- 
herited the latter's Staten Island Plantation, was Dudley's daughter. 



ANDREAS DREYER (ANDRIES DRAEYER). 

Commander at Fort Nassau (Albany, N. Y.), 1673-74. 
Rear-Admiral of the Dano-Norwegian Navy. 



Contributed by Torstein Jahr.* 



The ostensible entente cordiale between Great Britain and the 
United Netherlands following the Treaty of Breda, 1667, by which, 
inter alia, the Dutch West India Company had given up New Nether- 
land in America, lost to the English three years earlier, came to an 
end when Charles II of England, joined Louis XIV of France, in 
a compact to quell "the presumptuous arrogancy" of the Hollanders, 
and on March 17, 1672, declared war against the Low Countries.^ 

* See Who's Who in America, 1918-1919, Vol. 10, p. 430. 

> P. J. Blok, Gcschiedenis van het Nederlandsche volk. 2. druk. (Leiden, 
1914), 3. deel, p. 167. 



1920.] Andreas Dreyer {Andries Draeyer). iqe 

While the Dutch navy gloriously maintained the honor of the 
flag in European waters, the States General did not fail to send a 
fleet to the American coast under the command of two well-known 
officers, Jacob Binkes and Cornelius Evertsen (Keesje de Duivel), 
assisted by Anthony Colve and two other captains of the Dutch 
army, with orders to harrass the enemy in the West Indies and to 
destroy, as far as possible, English and French trade. Elated with 
the success of their expedition in that quarter, the commanders de- 
cided to extend their operations to New York, and demand the 
surrender of Fort James on Manhattan.^ 

On Aug. 7, 1673, the great fleet of twenty-three splendid Dutch 
vessels, having on board 1,600 soldiers of the Republic, arrived off 
Sandy Hook. English commissioners were dispatched to demand 
why the squadron had come "in such hostile manner to disturb His 
Majesty's subjects in this place," to which the Dutch commanders 
replied that they had come simply to take the place, "which was their 
ovra, and their own they would have." In the meanwhile, the fleet 
quietly tided up New York Bay and anchored within gun-shot of 
the fort, and after further negotiations, at the expiration of a speci- 
fied half-hour, the Dutch warships opened fire. Captain Colve 
landed with 600 men at "the new burial-place" on the shore of the 
Hudson, just north of the fort, back of the present Trinity Church, 
and marched down Broadway. But, before he could arrive at the 
fort, he was met with proposals for surrender on substantially the 
same terms as those of 1664. The naval commanders now assumed 
possession of the reconquered territory in the name of the States 
General of the Dutch Republic, and proceeded to rechristen the 
province New Netherland ; the town New York was named New 
Orange, not New Amsterdam, as might have been expected, and the 
fort, Willem Hendrik, in honor of the stadholder of the Netherlands, 
the Prince of Orange, who later became King William III of Eng- 
land.^ 

On Aug. I2th, they commissioned Capt. Colve "to be Governor- 
General of this Country and Forts thereunto belonging, with all the 
appendencies and dependencies thereof, to govern, rule and pro- 
tect them from all invasions of enemies, as he, to the best of his 
ability, shall judge most necessary." Nicholas Bayard, the exper- 
ienced clerk of the city, they appointed to act as their own secretary 
and as secretary and register of the province under Colve, who at 
once set himself about reinstating the Dutch government. 

On Sept. 1st, Governor Colve and the commanders Binkes and 
Evertsen, sitting in council, gave audience to a number of delegates 
from Albany, who presented certain requests "for the maintenance 
and preservation of the rights of the village of Beverviryck and Fort 
Orange." The council ordered that Fort Albany (Orange) should 
"be called Fort Nassau, and the village of Beverv^ryck, Willem- 

2 W. E. Griffis, The 'Story of New Nederland (Bost. & N. Y., 1909), pp. 
216-217, 219. 

' J. C. de Jonge, Geschiedenis van het Nederlandsche seewezen (Haar- 
lem, 1859) , 2. deel, pp. 448-460. 



196 



Andreas Dreyer {Andries Draeyer). 



[July 



stadt; that the commandant of Fort Nassau should protect the Re- 
formed Christian religion; that the magistrates should be persons 
belonging to, or, at least, well affected toward the Reformed Church, 
and that the petitioners should enjoy the same privileges as they did 
in the time of the former Dutch government. Jeremias van Rensse- 
laer was granted the same immunities for a year as had been pre- 
viously granted him as director of the colony of Rensselaersviryck ; 
meanwhile, he was to obtain another confirmation of the rights of 
the patroon from the States General." 

On Sept. 26th, the Governor appointed "Lieutenant Andries 
Draeyer," commander of Fort Nassau, and "schout" (sheriff) of 
the town of Willemstadt and the colony of Rensselaerswyck.* 

Recalling the official report of Marcus Gjoe, the Dano-Nor- 
wegian ambassador to the Dutch government at The Hague, to his 
government in Copenhagen, three years earlier, to the effect that 
"there was a great number of the king's subjects in the Dutch serv- 
ice, most of whom were Norwegians, but almost all of whom were 
common marines or officers in the lowest positions, for the Holland- 
ers were too 'jaloux' to make them lieutenants or captains,"" it is 
of great interest to note that the new commander at Fort Nassau 
owed allegiance to the King of Denmark and Norway. 

In the early part of the seventeenth century, young men from 
these countries, in search of new opportunities to better their con- 
dition, had migrated in large numbers to the Netherlands; at times 
and in some districts, so many left their homes that it amounted to 
a veritable exodus. In the Dutch war with England in the time of 
Cromwell, 1652-54, the States General had enlisted such a number 
of sailors from the Norwegian seacoast districts that England's 
jealousy was aroused. Also in the Dutch merchant marine these 
Northern seamen found a new field of adventure and profitable em- 
ployment, and under the flag of the Batavian Republic they tooiic part 
in voyages to distant lands, "fran Nova Zemblas fjall till Ceylon's 
brand a dalar," "from Greenland's icy mountains to India's coral 
strand whcrcu Afric's sunny fountains," to the East Indies, the 
Brazils and America. This service, and especially the Great Dutch 
naval wars, had been a severe school in which the Norse and the 
Dane learned their seamanship, being such apt pupils that they 
often surpassed their masters. Time and again their king would 
summon his emigrated subjects to come back to his service, and 
though some returned, by far the greater number settled perma- 
nently in Holland and her colonies, or lost their lives fighting for 
the Dutch colors.' 

During the Scanian vrar, of which anon, these attempts were 
repeated to induce the Norsemen and Danes in the Low Countries 
to return home. From among those returning the officers for the 

♦J. R. Brodhead, History of the State of New York (N. Y., 1871), 2 vol., 
pp. 206-208. 

» Chr. Bruun, Curt Sivertsen Adelaer (Kbhvn.. 1871), p. 217. 

' Ludv. Daae, Mordmcrends udvandringer til Holland og England i nyere 
tid (Chria., 1880), pp. 9-15, 21-23. 



1920.] Andreas Dreyer (Andries Draeyef). 197 

fleet were chosen, many of whom rendered great services to their 
fatherland, the most prominent perhaps being Andreas Dreyer. His 
subsequent career is registered in the annals of the Dano-Norwegian 
navy, but as Scandinavian historians have till now been unapprised 
as to his antecedent adventures in America,' I shall here quote a 
few records, collected from the original sources relating to the his- 
tory of the colonial period of our country, referring to Commander 
Dreyer's short term of office at Fort Nassau. 

On September 26th, Governor Colve issued the following "In- 
struction for Andries Draeyer, Commander and Schout" : 

1. The pure, true Christian Religion, agreeably to the 
Synod of Dort, shall be taught and maintained in all things 
as it ought, without suffering any the slightest attempt to be 
made against it by any other sectaries. 

2. He is earnestly recommended to keep his men in good 
order, and to be punctually all night within the Fort. 

3. He shall do everything in his power to entertain good 
corresf)ondence with the Commissioners at Willemstadt. 

4. He shall, as much as possible, keep the Natives and 
Indians devoted to him, and according to his ability, render the 
Dutch government agreeable to them, and obtain from them all 
the information he can respecting the trade and doings of the 
French, and prevent all correspondence they may carry on with 
the inhabitants of Willemstadt. 

5. In issuing the rations he shall regulate himself by the 
following: For each man, a week, 6 lbs. of beef or 3^4 lbs. of 
pork; 6 lbs. of bread; J^ lb. of butter, or 2 stivers Hollands 
instead, i skepel of peas a man, a month; in addition Yz bar- 
rel of small beer for seven men. 

6. In regard to the office of the Schout, he shall conduct 
"limself therein according to the instruction which shall be sent 
him to that effect. 

7. Furthermore, he shall have to regulate himself agree- 
ably to any additional orders and instructions which will be 
transmitted to him from time to time. 

8. He shall not fail on all occasions to report what passes 
there, and when necessary to send a boat express for that 
purpose. 

Dated Fort Willem Hendrick, 26th 7ber, 1673. 
Under the same date the Governor wrote as follows to Mr. 
Marten Cregier, city treasurer, first burgomaster of New Amster- 

' The only effort at an entire account of Dreyer is found in Dansk bio- 
grafisk leksikon (Kbhvn., 1890), IV. bind, p. 348, a half -page notice written 
by Commander C. L. With-Seidelin and founded on, J. H. Liitzow, Hist. 
efterreUiinger om danske soe-officcrer {Kbhvn., 1788) ; a shorter one by the 
same authority in Salmonscs store illus. konv. leks (Kbhvn., 1896), V. bind, 
p. 486. Much material is scattered in the standard histories of Norway, Den- 
mark and Sweden. Additional details in Den dansk-norske sdemagts historie 
1535-1700 (Kbhvn., 1861), see index; and Efterretninger om den danske og 
norske socmagt (Kbhvn., 1832, i. bind, pp. 245-246, 262; both by H. G. 
Garde. 



UqS Andreas Dreyer {Andries Draeyer). IJulj 

dam, captain of the militia for many years, and magistrate for a 
number of terms : 

Mr. Marten Cr^iger. 

Whereas, Andries Draeyer, the Commandant of Fort Nas- 
sau, will stand in need of some money for the support of that 
Fort and its garrison, therefore have I considered it necessary 
to provide him with credit there, and you are hereby required 
to furnish the above named Commander on his order what- 
ever he shall need for that purpose, until otherwise directed, and 
not fail every three months to transmit to me proper account of 
the same. 

Whereupon relying, I remain, &c. 

Dated Fort Willem Hendrick, the 27th 7ber, 1673. 
A few days later, on Oct. 6th, the Governor sent these instruc- 
tions to the Commander : 
Mr. Andrew Draeyer. 

I have duly received the nomination of the inhabitants of 
Willemstadt, and have therefrom selected for Magistrates, as 
will be seen by the minute inclosed ; and you are hereby author- 
ized to install those magistrates into their respective offices, 
and to administer the oath to them. This further covers the 
inclosed instruction whereby you are henceforth to regulate 
yourself in the issuing of provisions to the military. 

Whereupon relying, I remain, after greeting, 
Your friend, 

A. COLVE. 
These are the enclosures mentioned in the letter just quoted: 

Regulation for Commander Andrew Draeyer in the issuing 
of provisions: 

For each man, per week, 7 lbs. of beef or 4 lbs. of pork; 
6 lbs. of bread ; Yz lb. of butter or the value thereof, 2 stivers 
Hollands. For each man, per month, ij/^ peck peas. For 7 
men, per week, Yz barrel small beer. For each man, for three 
months, i peck of salt. 

The sergeants shall receive ij^ ration each, and the cor- 
porals \Ya eacli. 

Done at fort Wm Hendrich this 6th of Octob., 1673. 

Whereas I have considered it necessary for the advantage 
and welfare of the Town of Willemstadt and Colonie Renssel- 
aerswyck to change the form of government there, and to re- 
establish it according to the laudable custom of our Fatherland, 
therefore have I thought proper to commission and quality, as 
I do hereby commission and qualify, Andrew Drayer, Com- 
mander of Fort Nassau, to be Schout over the said Town of 
Willemstadt and Colonie Rensselaerswyck ; and further have I 
from the nomination exhibited by the inhabitants of Willem- 
stadt aforesaid, selected and qualified for Schepens for the en- 
suing vear as follows : Gerrit van Sleghtenhorst, David Schuy- 
ler, Cornells van Dyck & Peter Bogardus. 



•g20.] Andreas Dreyer (Atidries Draeyer). Xgo 

And further, on the election made by Sieur Jeremias van 
Rensselaer, have approved, and qualified as Schepens for the 
Colonie Rensselaerswyck : Martin Gerritsen, Peter Vonnen 
and Hendrick van Ness. 

And finally, for Secretary of said Court, Johannes Pro- 
voost, and the inhabitants are well and strictly ordered and 
commanded the said persons in their respective offices to honor, 
respect and obey as loyal subjects are bound to do ; for such I 
find to be for the good of the said Town and Colonic. 

As above.* 

The United Netherlands being at war with France, New France 
was now hostile to New Netherland, and Commander Dreyer was 
"by letter written to and ordered to put a stop to all correspondence 
with the Jesuits (Jusuyt) and Frenchmen from Canada, whether 
runaways or others." On Nov. 29th, he was further "written to and 
instructed to keep his men in good order and discipline, and not to 
allow them without proper consent to leave the Fort or to lodge out ; 
also, according to previous advices,i not to confide in any French 
from Canada, to break ofif all correspondence with the Jesuit, but to 
excuse himself in a courteous manner."" The savages declared them- 
selves the friends of the Dutch, and the Jesuit missionaries were 
apprehensive of being driven away. Several emissaries were sent 
by Dryer to engage the Iroquois against the French, and some 
Mohawk sachems visited him at Fort Nassau and proclaimed that 
they would "side with the Dutch, and live and die with them."^" 

On the following New Year's day. Governor Colve wrote "to 
the Magistrates of Schenectada" : 
Good Friends. 

The Magistrates of Willemstadt have complained to me, 
that you have not evinced towards them that respect which is 
due to them ; you are, therefore ordered, being an inferior court 
to that of Willemstadt, to avoid such conduct in the future. It 
is also complained that you pretend to the privilege of the In- 
dian trade, which, it is alleged, has been always prohibited to 
you ; the privilege granted you by the Commanders extends only 

* Documents relative to the colonial history of the State of New York; 
procured by J. R. Brodhead, ed. by E. B. O'Callaghan (Albany, 1858), Vol. 
II, pp. 618, 627,628. 

» Ibid. Vol. n. pp. 659, 662. 

>" Brodhead, Hist, of the State of New York, 2 vol., pp. 253-254. "It was 
a period which involved political and religious issues of the gravest char- 
acter and of far-reaching consequence. In those days the supremacy of the 
Anglo-Saxon or the Latin on the continent was an open question. The geo- 
graphical position of Albany made it a point of exposure where the balance 
hung in vibration. The little frontier town was the rendezvous of person- 
ages and the scene of events, which in large measure determined the issue. To 
a considerable degree the issue depended upon the powerful tribes of the 
Iroquois Confederacy, and their attitude more or less depended upon the 
source from which they received their Christianity." — W. W, Battershall, in 
Joseph Hooper, A History of Saint Peter's Church in the City of Albany 
(Alb., 1900), p. 10. 



200 Andreas Dreyer {Andries Draeyer). [July 

to what heretofore was allowed by the late Governor Stuyvesant 
and no further. Furthermore, Capt" Schuyler, in like manner, 
lodges a complaint against the Schout Harmen Vedder, which 
he substantiates by affidavits. I am surprised that said Vedder 
dare act in such a manner against said Schuyler, without having 
any, the least order thereto. I have referred the matter to 
Commandant Drayer and Mr. Jeremias van Rensselaer. The 
aforesaid Vedder shall have to regulate himself accordingly. 
For the present nothing else, than I remain 
Your friend, 

(Signed) Anton Colve. 
Fort Willem Hendrick, first January, 1674.^* 

On Jan. 23rd (O. S. 17), Commander Dreyer was married by 
Domine Gideon Schaets in the Dutch church to Gerritje Goosens 
van Schaick, a daughter of Goosen Gerritsen van Schaick, brewer 
and trader, one of the earliest settlers at Fort Orange and Bever- 
wyck, magistrate for a number of terms, lieutenant troop of horse, 
later captain, a man of influence and repute in the little village.*^ In 
the accounts of Deacon Reyersen in the records of the Reformed 
Protestant Dutch Church of Albany, is found this entry for the 
day: "Op dijnstag dat de Commandeur getrout ijs, ijn de kerck 
versamelt en op de brolft {i. e. bruiloft) 9:2." This item also 
establishes the fact that the Commander was married on a Tues- 
day, and that at the wedding and nuptial feast nine gilders and two 
stivers were collected for the poor.^^ 

The last record we have of the Commander in the old New 
York colonial documents is the following letter: 

Lieutenant Andries Drayer, 
Sir, 

The Governor received yesterday by express a letter, but 
without any signature, date or place where written, and as his 
Honor hath not yet received the Commissioners' letter whereof 
you make mention, he hath therefore instructed me to notify 
you, that he postpones his answer until that time, and in the 
meanwhile is regulating himself according to the annexed letter 
of the 5th inst. Further, this serves for advice that, by express 
this day, information was received from New England, that 
peace had been concluded between Holland and England on the 
igth of February last and proclaimed on the 28th following, 
which is believed at present, but the confirmation by the next. 

11 Documents, ed. by O'Callaghan, Vol. II, p. 675. 

12 Jonathan Pearson, Contributions for the Genealogies of the First Set- 
tlers of the Ancient County of Albany (Alb., 1872) ; also [Joel Munsell] 
Collections on the History of Albany (Alb., 1871), Vol. IV, p. 184, e-f. 
N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Record, Vol. 2, p. 191. Broadhead, Hist, of N. Y ., Vol. 
2, p. 224. 

13 [Munsell's] Collections on Albany, Vol. I, pp.36-37. 



1920.] Andreas Dreyer {Andries Draeyer). 20I 

No more at present than greeting and conunendation to God 
from 

Your affectionate friend, 

(Signed) N. Bayard. 
Fort Wni Hendrick 
12 May 1674.'* 

The treaty of Westminster, Feb., 1674, provided for the restora- 
tion by England and Holland of all lands captured during the war, 
and on Oct. 15th orders reached Governor Colve to give up New 
Netherland. On Nov. loth the Governor surrendered the province 
to his successor, Major Edmund Andros, on behalf of His Britannic 
Majesty. A proclamation was immediately issued, charging all per- 
sons to be peacable. Ensign Cjesar Knapton was ordered to go to 
Willemstadt with Sergeant Thomas Sharpe and eighteen men to 
receive the surrender of Fort Nassau from Commander Dreyer, 
who was also replaced by Michael Siston as sheriff at Albany and 
Rensselaerswyck.^'^ 

Divested of his recent American dignities, but with no loss to 
his character, Lieutenant Dreyer, with Captain Colve and the other 
officers in the Dutch service, now returned to the Netherlands. 

In the meantime, through the disgraceful subsidiary convention 
which reduced Sweden to a "merccnarius Galliae." concluded by the 
council of regency, April, 1672, at the instigation of M. G. de la 
Gardie, Chancellor of State, Louis XIV had secured the support of 
King Charles XI, and when, in Dec, 1674, the young monarch of 
Sweden joined the enemies of the Batavian Republic, King Christian 
V of Denmark and Norway was, by treaties, pledged to intervene as 
a belligerent. Hoping at the same time to regain the old Danish 
provinces east of the Sound, lost to Sweden by the treaty of Roskilde, 
1658, he, after some delay, due mainly to the cautious policy of 
Chancellor Griffenfeld, opening the hostilities on Aug. 12, 1675, 
began the contest known in the chronicles of the North as the 
Scanian War.'^" 

The commanders Binkes and Evertsen were both among the 
Dutchmen serving on the Dano-Norwegian fleet for a part of the 

^* Documents, ed. by O'Callaghan, Vol. 11, p. 711.— In July, 1917, the New 
York Gen. and Biog. Record published "An early colonial manuscript," con- 
tributed by Richard Schermerhorn. Jr., containing a "List of those who are 
invited to the interment, bearing mourning, of the corpse of Mr. Jeremiah van 
Rensselaer, deceased, director of the colony of Rensselaerswyck, on Wednes- 
day next, in the afternoon, at one o'clock, being the 17th October, 1674," a 
schedule of 140 names representative of the early Dutch settlers, Schuyler, 
Teller, Lookermans, Lansing, Schermerhorn, Piter Bogardus. son of Anneke 
Jans, etc., besides the name of the "Hon. Commander A. Dreyer" and several 
of his countrymen, Albert Andricsen Bradt (from Fredrikstad), and his son 
Storm van der Zee, Jan Jansen Noorman, etc. 

15 Arthur J. Weise, The History of the City of Albany, N. Y. (Alb. 1884), 
p. 158. 

1" In Norway it also goes by the name of "GyldenlSvefeidenf Cf. Knut 
Gjerset, History of the Norwegian People (N. Y., 1915), Vol. II, pp. 252- 
261, where bibliographic references are given. 



202 



Andreas Dreyer (Andries Draeyer). 



[July 



time in this war in which it was to act such a glorious part; and 
Andreas Dreyer, with numerous others of the King's subjects, 
obeyed his summons and left Holland in order to serve the father- 
land. Appointed a lieutenant in the navy, he was, on March 23, 
1676, promoted to captain and chief of the line-of-battle ship 
Christiania, carrying 54 gxms, with which he assisted in the con- 
quest of Gotland, April 29th, and in the great battle ofif "Oland 
under Cornelius Tromp, June i, 1676." This defeat so crippled the 
Swedish fleet that the descent on Scania, later in the same month, 
could be undertaken without serious opposition. Dreyer was the 
first one to step ashore, and he took an active part in the victory of 
Ystad, June 27th. 

The following year, as chief of the .swift-.sailing batdeship 
Enigheden, carrying 260 men and 62 guns, he joined Niels Juel in the 
battle of Kolberger Roads, June i, 1677, where the Goteborg squad- 
ron of the Swedish navy under Admiral Sjoblad, trvdng to enter 
the Baltic through Storebelt, was completely defeated, losing four 
larger and three smaller men-of-war, the few ships that escaped 
being badly damaged, and the admiral himself taken prisoner. 
Dreyer succeeded in bringing up IVrangells Pallats and compelled 
Captain Banchert to strike colors. The action of renown in North- 
ern history as "Sjoslaget vcd Rostock" and "Slaget under M'den," 
was only a prelude to a larger contest wherein the dominion of the 
Baltic should be the stake. This took place a month later, when in 
the famous battle of Kjoge Bay, Niels Juel with 25 ships of the 
line and 1,267 gu"s, routed the Swedish admiral Evert Horn, with 
36 ships of the line and 1.800 guns. As second to Juel, Dreyer 
again distinguished himself and conquered another ship, Svenska 
Leyonet. 

"Aldrig har stoltere Scjer vcrret vundet," says a Danish his- 
torian;" the Swedish cyclopedia, not quite so sweeping, calls it 
"den stoltaste soger sotn danska flottan ndgonsinn vminit:"^' 

The exultation in Denmark was general, the name of the gallant 
Juel was on the lips of everybody, he was made lieutenant-admiral- 
general and privy councillor. A numberof medals were made, one of 
an exceptional size, in commemoration of the triumph, all flagmen 
and chiefs who partook in the battle being honored with a gold 
medal, while the subalterns received one in silver to carry as a 
badge of honor. It is extolled in the national song of Denmark 
(translated by Longfellow) : 

Niels Juel gave heed to the tempest's roar. 
Now is the hour! 

He hoisted his blood-red flag once more. 

And smote upon the foe full sore. 

And shouted loud, through the tempest's roar, 
"Now is the hour !" 

IT C. h. 'With-Seidelin m Dansk biografisk kksikon {Kbhvn., 1894), VIII. 
hind, p. 601. , 

^^ Nordisk familjebok (Stockh., 1910), 13 bandet, col. 246. 



I920.] Andreas Dreyer {Andries Draeyer). 203 

"Fly!" shouted they, "for shelter fly! 
Of Denmark's Juel who can defy 
The power ?" 

With the same intrepedity he had already evinced twice this year, 
Captain Dreyer, in command of the frigates Hummcren and Sprag- 
lede Falk, supported Vice-Admiral Peder Jensen Morsing in the 
charge of Vestervik, SmSland, in the fall. Continuing as chief on 
the Enighcden, he had more chances to distinguish himself in the 
following year by the conquest of some Swedish men-of-war. In 
the beginning of July, 1679, he took a full share under the com- 
mand of Niels Juel in the blockade of Ivalmar, where he, on July 
2nd, anticipating Hobson, sank his old ship in the southern entrance 
of the sound, in order to obstruct the escape of the enemy, execut- 
ing the feat under a sanguinary combat. For this heroic deed, to- 
gether with his former exploits, he was on the recommendation of 
Juel, promoted a schoufbynaclit, or rear-admiral. 

By this time the belligerent powers had tired of the war. The 
Netherlands, Spain and the Emperor concluded peace with France 
at Nijmegen, 1678, and when finally Brandenburg was granted 
peace in June, 1679, Denmark-Norway, left by all former allies, 
stood alone against Sweden and her mighty protector, the King of 
France, and at the peace of Fontainebleau, Sept. 2, 1679, the United 
Kingdoms were compelled to make full restitution to Sweden, the 
treaty between the Northern powers being signed at Lund, Oct. 7th, 
"En bland de mdrkv'drdigaste Svcr'ujc nagonsinn ingatt."^^ "Sjaldent 
er en Krig fort mcd storre JEre og ringer e Fordel end den Skaanske," 
according to a Danish authority.^" Freely Denmark and Norway had 
spent their blood and their treasure, only to emerge from the five 
years' contest exhausted and empty handed. 

The inevitable result had happened as Griffenfeld had presaged ; 
foreign: powers had taken advantage of the mutual jealousy between 
Denmark-Norway and Sweden, involving them in a war for objects 
of no concern whatever to the Scandinavian kingdoms, and their 
statesmen saw clearly that more wars of this kind would only weaken 
their position and would end in making them easy spoils for their 
greedy neighbors. As the great Swedish statesman and patriot, 
Baron Johan Gyllenstierna, the antagonist of De la Gardie. said: 
"If the rulers of Sweden and Denmark worked together in good 
common understanding, they would not as now need to serve as 
lackevs of the great powers. Then the commerce of the Baltic 
would depend on the crowns of the Northern kingdoms alone, and 
each for the other could then force her enemies to reason, the King 
of Denmark his German adversaries, and Sweden the Muscovite." 
The conception of an approchmcnt to Sweden had not been alien 
to Dano-Norwegian statecraft. There are in the activities of both 
Hannibal Sehested. the vice-regent of Norway, and Griffienfeld, 

*' Magnus Hojer in Sveriges storhetstid. 1611-1718 (Stockh., i88i>. p. J5Q. 
''"A. "T. Larsen Liljefalk in Salmonscns koiiv. L-ks (Kbhvn.. 1905), XVI. 
bind, p. 8. 



204 Andreas Dreyer (Andries Draeyer). [July 

strong endeavors in this direction, and especially the former had, 
in his well-known testament, which evinces the mind of the far- 
sighted and miprejudiced statesman, maintained energetically that 
peace and alliance with Sweden would lead to progress and pros- 
perity for all three kingdoms, while mutual enmity would benefit 
foreign powers alone. 

So, when peace was signed at Lund, the treaty contained a 
compact of alliance for ten years between the Northern kingdoms 
and thereby gained its real significance. This agreement was the 
beginning of a Scandinavian policy, the fundamental idea of which 
was the establishment of the closest possible relations of confidence 
between the three peoples of the North, for a comjnon defence and 
a common fight against the powers whose plans seemed to imply 
a danger to Scandinavian interests. Christian V, in December, gave 
strict orders to all his representatives at the foreign courts that, on 
account of the alliance with Sweden, they should support the Swed- 
ish envoys, and that they should mutually communicate to each other 
anything that might serve the interests of their sovereigns and might 
ward off mischief. As a further proof of the good-will established, 
Charles XI married the Dano-Norwegian princess, Ulrika Eleonora, 
whose gentle influence and constant endeavor to maintain friendly 
relations between the Northern kingdoms made her subjects regard 
her as a second "Fredkulla." 

This practical Scandinavianism was the work of Gyllenstienra, 
who also originated the Northern monetary convention at Copen- 
hagen, 1680, and at his death, this "Scandinavian policy" lost its 
motive power. But the contract of 1679 was not without conse- 
quences ; based upon an idea both obvious and equitable, its fruition 
was the great armed neutrality at the end of the seventeenth and the 
latter half of the eighteenth century, and now during the present 
war, the good understanding and harmonious co-operation has ex- 
panded to a degree that seems about to inaugurate a new era in the 
history of the Scandinavian North, to the genuine satisfaction of all 
her lovers.^ ^ 

Returning to the subject of discussion, after a digression which 
comes natural and may seem permissible to a Scandinavian-Ameri- 
can in critical times like ours, there remains little to be told. It is 
to be regretted that the political views of Rear-Admiral Dreyer are 
not on record. After the war, he had several charges as com- 

2^ "The future of Scandinavia and the Baltic must depend on the outcome 
of the war. If indeed Germany were to emerge victorious, then all the evils 
on which the pessimists delight to ponder would come to pass. A triumphant 
Germany would not only keep the Baltic provinces of Russia and Finland, but 
would reduce Sweden, Denmark and Norway to tributary provinces. That 
must be as clear as the sun at noon to them as to us. The Baltic would be 
a German lake, and its commerce would be a German monopoly. Swedes and 
Danes and Norwegians would gradually be converted by Prussian schoolmas- 
ters and Prussian police into docile Germans, and their distinctive civiliza- 
tions and literatures would disappear. Such is the prospect if the Allies 
were to fail in their task. But, fortunately for Scandinavia and for the 
rest of the world, the Allies will not fail." — Washington Star, Oct. 22, 1918 
(from the London Spectator). 



1920.] Andreas Dreyer (Andries Braeyer). 205 

mander of convoys, etc. In Oct., 1683, he was president of the 
Admiralty Court.-- He died in 1686, the father of three daughters 
and three sons, one of whom, Andreas, born 1675, became an officer 
in the navy, being appointed a second-lieutenant Dec. 28, 1695, pre- 
mier-lieutenant Dec. 31, 1697. 

Sometime later, the widow and the surviving children left Den- 
mark for America, and on March 2, 1699, with a certificate {met 
attestatie) from Copenhagen, she joined the Dutch church in New 
York; her name is recorded, "Juffr Gerritje Van Schaick, Wede van 
de Hr Andries Draeyer Rear Admiral of the King's fleet of Den- 
mark and Norway.^'' The same day "Capt. Andries Draeyer, /. m." 
joined with a certificate from the same place. He departed for 
Denmark, April 29, 1700, his appointment as captain-lieutenant be- 
ing dated Jan. ist, the same year. Jan. 12, 1704, he was promoted 
captain, and he died in 1708.^* 

A daughter, "Johanna (or Anna) Dorothea Dreyer, /. d.," joined 
the Dutch church "upon confession of faith and belief," Feb. 28, 
1700. In 1708, she was married to Rev. Thomas Barclay, first 
rector of St. Peter's Church, at Albany. They had four sons : 
Thomas (died unmarried), Henry Barclay, the second rector of 
Trinity Church, New York, married Mary Rutgers ; Andrew Bar- 
clay, "an eminent merchant, a most worthy and exemplary citizen," 
married Helena Roosevelt ; John Barclay, mayor of the city of 
Albany, married Gerritje Coeymans, and later Mary Ten Eyck.-^ 

The American line of descent from Rear-Admiral Dreyer, 
through these three sons of his daughter, is rather generally known. 

Library of Congress, Aug. 16, 1918. 

^- Pcrsonalhistorisk tidsskrift (Kbhvn., 1913), 6 raekke, 4. bind (34 
aargang), p. 61. 

23 Records of the Collegiate R. P. Dutch Church of New York, liber Ar- 
Brodhead, Hist, of N. Y.. Vol. 2, p. 224j-April 9, 1699, as sponsor at the bap- 
tism of Matthew, son of Matthew Clarkson and Catharina van Schaick, her 
name is recorded "Geertje van Schaick, anders Drajers." Records of the 
Reformed Dutch Church in New Amsterdam and New York, Baptisms, 
ed. by T. G. Evans (N. Y., 1901), p. 257. 

2* H. G. Garde, Efterretninger om den donshe og norske soemagt (Kbhvn., 
1833-35), 2 bind, pp. II, 59, 75; 4 bind, pp. 632-633. 

25 R. B. Moffat, The Barclays of New York (N. Y., 1904), pp. 41-52. 102 
et seq. A letter from Anna Dorotea Barclay, nee Dreyer, to the Society for 
the propagation of the gospel, in London, dated May 22, 1722, is given in 
extenso, pp. 49-50. Hooper, Hist, of St. Peter's Church, pp. 63-65. See also 
Our Branch of the Barclays, by Cornelia Barclay Barclay (N. Y.. 1915), 
where, on p. 19, it is stated that the Rev. Thomas Barclay was married to 
Anne Druyer, daughter of Rear Admiral Druyer (a Danish admiral in Dutch 
service); and in a foot-note: "Andries Drier's (or Druyer') mother was a 
direct descendant of the celebrated Admiral Ivel, who was to the Danish peo- 
ple what George Washington was to the United States. This Admiral Ivel 
conquered the Swedes, and for this he was presented with a famous medal, 
which is now in the possession of Mrs. de Lancey H. Barclay, of Balti- 
more." The statement compels no comment. The medal given to Niels Juel 
is now in the National Museum at Copenhagen. A complete description of 
this and the other medals struck in honor of the triumph in Kjoge Bay is 
found in "Beskrivelse over danske myntcr og medailler i den Kongelige 
samling" {Kbhvn., 1791, I, pp. 512-513; illus. tab. XIII.) 



206 



Christophers Family. 



[July 



CHRISTOPHERS FAMILY. 



Contributed by John R. Totten, 

Member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, the New England 
Historic-Genealogical Society, and the New London County Historical Society. 



(Continued from Vol. LI, p. i6i, of The Record.) 

36. Esther* Manwaring (Esther^ Christophers, Lieut. John,' 

Hon. Christopher^), b. , at ; d. , at ; m. 

Nathaniel Plumb, b. ' ; bap. New London, Aug. i, 1731 ; d. 

, at . He was a son of John Plumb, of New London. 

Children: ? (Plumb.) I have no record of children bom to 
this couple. ^ 

Authorities : 
Her father's will. 
Hempstead's Diary, p. 238. 

37. LucRETiA* Manwaring (Esther^ Christophers, Lieut. John,' 

Hon. Christopher'), b. , at ; d. , at ; m. , 

at , to Richard Teague, b. , at ; d. , at . 

His parentage is not known to me. 

Children: ? (Teague). I have no record of any children of 
this couple. 

Authorities : 
Her father's will. 

38. Adam* Manwaring (Esther' Christophers, Lieut. John,' Hon. 

Christopher'), b. , at ; d. , at . I have no 

further record of him ; he is mentioned in his father's will, 
dated Nov. 15, 1769, and hence was alive on that date. 

Authority : 
His father's will. 

39. John* Manwaring (Esther' Christophers, Lieut. John,' Hon. 

Christopher'), b. , at ; he lived at Lyme, Conn., and 

inherited land there under his father's will, dated Nov. 15, 1769; 

d. (after Nov. 15, 1769), at ; m. Feb. 4, 1761, at New 

London, Conn., to Lydia Plumbe (whose parentage is not known 
to me), b. , at ; d. , at . 

Children: ? (Manwaring). I have no record of children by 

this marriage. 

Authorities : 
His father's will. 
Bailey's Early Conn. Marriages, Book II, p. 24. 

40. Josiah* Manwaring (Esther' Christophers, Lieut. John,' Hon. 

Christopher'), b. , at ; d. , at . He inherited 

land in Lyme, Conn., under his father's will, dated Nov. 15, 
1769. I have no further record of him. 

Authority : 
His father's will. 



I 



1920.] Christophers Family. 207 

42. Jonathan^ Bradley (Christopher,^ Mary^ Christophers, Hon. 

Christopher'), b. (after 1700), at ; d. Nov. 18, 1739, 

at Southold, N. Y. His will was dated July 31, 1739, and was 
proved Nov. 23, 1739; he m. Oct. 4, 1722 (or 1723), at South- 
old, N. Y., to Mary Booth, b. Aug. 27 (or 30), 1703, at ; 

d. April 23, 1738, at Southold, N. Y., and was probably buried 
there, no gravestone as yet located. She was a daughter of 

Captain William Booth (b. 1659; d. March 11, 1722, "in 

his 63d year") ; m. , 1688; (he was a mariner) and his wife 

Hannah King (daughter of Samuel and Frances (Ludlam) 
King) who was b. Jan. 26, 1666; d. Dec. 22, 1742, of Sterling 
(now Greenport), Long Island, N. Y. 

Children: 8 (Bradley), 3 sons and 5 daughters. 

153 i. Peter,^ b. ; d. ; m. July — , 1752, Mary 

Bayley, b. ; d. July 25, 1793. 

154 ii. Grant,^ b. ; d. ; m. Feb. 14, 1753-4, Mary 

Conklyn, b. ; d. May 5, 1785, in the 52nd year 

of her age, at Southold, and was buried there, 
gravestone. 

155 iii. Mary,° b. ; d. ; m. Dec. 2, 1742, Joseph 

Conklyn, b. ; d. . 

156 iv. Mehetable,* b. ; d. ; m. May 22, 1749, 

John Petty. 

157 v. Hannah," b. ; d. ; m. April 7, 1756, Ben- 

jamin Racket, b. ; d. June i, 181 1. 

158 vi. Martha,'^ b. ; d. Jan. 13, 1755. 

159 vii. William," b. , 1726-7; d. April 22, 1728 (or 

1729), aged 2 years. 

160 viii. Daughter," b. ; d. Jan. 9, 1736-7. 

Jonathan* Bradley's will was dated July 31, 1739, and was proved 
Nov. 23, 1739. In it he mentions his sons Peter" and Grant" and his 
daughters Mary, Mehetable, Hannah and Martha, his brother-in- 
law Constant Booth and his brother Daniel Tuthill. Daniel Tuthill 
was the executor of his will. 

From Long Island Epitaphs, by Edward Doubleday Harris, p. 
40, we obtain the following inscription copied from a stone in 
Southold (Hashamomock) graveyard, viz.: "In memory of Mrs. 
Mary, relict of Mr. Grant Bradley, who died May 5, 1785, in the 
52nd year of her age." 

In Hempstead's Diary, p. 697, under date of Jan. 14, 1758, we 
find a reference to a Peter Bradley (probably No. 153) as being 
alive on that date. 

The Salmon Record, p. 95, gives the record of a Mary Bradley 
who m. a Jems Davis on Dec. 30, 1758. I have not determined who 
she was. 

The Salmon Record, p. 107, gives the record of a Mary Bradley 
who m. a William Wiggins on May 24, 1785. I have not determined 
who she was. 



208 Christophers Family. [July 

Authorities : 
N. V. G. & B. Record, Vol. XXXII, pp. 238-9. 
Salmon Record, pp. 18, 24, 26, 40, 64-78, 87, 90, 92, 94-S, 107. 
Moore's Southold Index, pp. 58-9. 
Harris' Early Long Island Epitaphs, pp. 40, 94, 96. 

45. Mary* Christophers (Hon. Capt. Christopher,' Hon. Rich- 
ard," Hon. Christopher'), b. Aug. 25, 1714; bap. Aug. 29, 1714, 
at New London, Conn. ; d. April 3, 1736, in her 22nd year, at 
Middletown, Conn., and was buried there in Riverside Ceme- 
tery, gravestone. She m. Nov. 19, 1729, at New London, Conn., 
to Hon. Col. Jabez Hamlin (as his first wife), b. July 28, 1709, 
at Middletown, Conn. ; he lived at Middletown, Conn. Yale 
College Class of 1728. Colonel in the Militia; the leading 
civilian in Middletown, and first Mayor there from 1784 till his 
death ; Judge of Probate, 1752- 1789; Judge of Hartford County 
Court, 1754, for 30 years; Council of Safety in Revolutionary 
War; Deputy, Connecticut General Assembly, 1731-1773; 
Speaker of the Assembly; Governor's Council, 1758-1766 and 
1773-1785; Deacon in the Congregational Church, 1754 till his 
death. He d. at Middletown, April 25, 1791, in his 82nd year, 
and was there buried in Riverside Cemetery. He was a son of 
Hon. John Hamlin and his wife Mary Collins (who was a daugh- 
ter of Nathaniel Collins, Harvard College, Class of 1660, and 
first minister of Middletown, Conn.), of Middletown, Conn. 

Children: 5 (Hamlin), 2 sons and 3 daughters, all b. in Mid- 
dletown, Conn. 

-|-i6i i. Sarah,'* b. Aug. 3, 1730; d. March 15, 1799; m. 
Jan. 16, 1752, to General Comfort Sage, of Middle- 
town, Conn. 

162 ii. John,^ b. Nov. 14, 1731 ; d. Aug. 28, 1736; not m. 

163 iii. Christopher,^ b. April 25, 1733; d. Aug. 5, 1768; m. 

July 4, 1764, at Glastonbury. Conn., to Abigail Tal- 
cott (dau. of Samuel and Hannah (Mosely) Tal- 
cott, of Glastonbury, Conn.), b. Aug. 21, 1738; d. 
Sept. 24, 1804, by whom he had no issue. She m. 
(2) June 14, 1770, at Middletown, Conn., to Capt. 
Timothy Starr (as his 2nd wife, whose first wife 
was Eunice Parsons, who d. April 1, 1769), b. Dec. 
24, 1730, at Middletown ; d. Jan. 3, 1802, at Middle- 
town, by whom she had i (Starr) son, Christopher 
Hamlin Starr, zvho was not in Christophers line. 

164 iv. Mary,^ b. Nov. 21, 1734; d. Sept. 17, 1736. 

165 V. .Esther,'' b. March 22 (or 23), 1736; d. Jan. 13, 

1812; m. (i) Oct. 13, 1756, to Capt. Jonathan 

Arnold, a mariner, b. ; d. , by whom she 

had no issue. She m. (2) March 17, 1776, at Mid- 
dletown, Conn., to George Phillips, b. ; d. be- 
fore March 24, 1788, when she was called a widow 
in her father's will, and by whom she had no issue. 



1920.J Christophers Family. 200 

In the Riverside Cemetery, at Middletown, there stands a stone 
thus inscribed : "Here lies interred the body of Mary, the virtuous 
consort of Jabez HamHn, Esq., and daughter of Qiristopher Chris- 
tophers, Esq., of Nevvr London, who fell asleep April ye 3rd, 1736, 
in the 22nd year of her age." 

The family legend runs that Mary* Christophers sailed from 
New London to New Haven, to attend the Yale commencement exer- 
cises, and that Jabez Hamlin, then a senior at Yale, saw her ap- 
proach the landing on ship board through a telescope, and then and 
there selected her, she being dressed in blue, as his partner for the 
commencement ball, his desire was accomplished and the friendship 
ripened into love and she became his wife until death claimed her 
in 1736. 

Hon. Col. Jabez Hamlin m. (2) Dec. 6, 1736, at MiddletowTi, 
Conn., to Margaret Phillips (dau. of Capt. George Phillips, by his 
wife Hope Stowe, of Middletown), b. Aug. 31, 1713; d. Sept. 6, 
1748, by whom he had 2 (Hamlin) children, viz. : not in Christophers 
line. 

1. John, b. Sept. 5, 1737; d. Dec. 15, 1750; not m. 

2. George, b. Feb. 16, 1739-40; d. Sept. 16 (or 22), 1760; not 
m. ; will dated June 2, 1760. 

Hon. Col. Jabez Hamlin m. (3) April 5, 1749, at Middletown, 
Conn., to Abigail Chauncey (dau. of Rev. Nathaniel Chauncey, 
Yale College. 1702, by his wife Sarah Judson, of Durham, Conn.), 
b. Oct. 2 (or 23), 1717, at' Durham, Conn.; d. Nov. 3, 1768, at Mid- 
dletown, Conn., and was there buried, gravestone. 

Children: 3 (Hamlin), i son and 2 daughters, not in Christophers 
line. 

3. Jabez, b. Dec. 11, 1752; d. Sept. 20, 1776. 

4. Margaret, b. June 22, 1755 (or 1756) ; d. ; m. Sept. 11, 

179s, Samuel Canfield. — 

5. Abigail, b. March 4, 1758; d. Sept. 10, 1759. 

Hon. Col. Jabez Hamlin m. (4) April 2, 1771, at , to Mrs. 

Susannah (Newton) Whittlesey (dau. of Rev. Roger and Mary 
(Hooker) Newton, of Milford, Conn., and widow of Rev. Samuel 
Whittlesey, Yale College 1729, of Milford, Conn.), b. July 14, 1716, 
at Milford, Conn. ; d. May (or April) 9, 1803, at Middletown, Conn., 
and was there buried, gravestone. 
Children : None. 

Authorities : 

Bailey's Early Conn. Marriages, Book II, p. 14 ; Book VI, pp. 97, 103, 105, 
110; Book VII, p. 102. 

Hinman's Early Settlers of Connecticut, p. 217. 

Yale Biographies, by Dexter, Vol. 1701-1745, pp. 371-2. 

Hamlin Family, by Andrews, pp. 44-61, 84. 

Middletown Upper Houses, pp. 220-24, 626-9, 632, 636. 

Talcott Genealogy, p. 155. 

Starr Genealogy, pp. 177-8, 183-4 and appendix. 

46. Christopher* Christophers (Hon. Capt. Christopher,' Hon. 
Richard,^ Hon. Christopher^), b. Oct. 10, 1717; bap. Oct. 13, 



2IO Christophers Family. I July 

1717, at New London, Conn. ; he lived at New London, Conn.; 
Yale College, 1737 ; he was a merchant and for sometime Sheriff 
of New London; d. Oct. 25, 1775, "aged 58 years and 4 days," 
at New London, Conn., and was there buried in Old Burying 

Ground, gravestone; m. Jan. 7 (or 10), 1743-4, at (New 

Haven, Conn., probably), to Elizabeth Allen (dau. of Fitz John 

Allen (b. Oct. 12, 1705, at Windsor, Conn.; d. , 1734-5, at 

New Haven, Conn.), and his wife Mary Mansfield, dau. of Cap- 
tain Moses and Mary (Prout) Mansfield, of New Haven, (b. 

, 1707, about; d. , 1741, aged 34), of New Haven, 

Conn.); b. Dec. 11, 1726, at New Haven, Conn.; d. Jan. 14, 
1765, aged 38 years, i mo., 3 days, at New London, and was 
buried there in Old Burying Ground, gravestone. 

Children: 5 (Christophers), 3 sons and 2 daughters, all b. at 
New London, Conn. 

-fi66 i. Sarah, ^ b. April 9, 1745; d. Dec. 13, 1803; m. 

Henry Lattimore (or Latimer). 
167 ii. Christopher,^ b. Aug. — , 1746; bap. New London, 

Oct. 30, 1748; d. Dec. 17, 1766, aged 20 years, 4 

months, and was buried in Old Burying Ground, 

New London, gravestone ; not m. 
-^-i68 iii. Joseph,'' b. ; bap. New London, Oct. 30, 1748; 

d. ; m. Lydia^ Mumford, No. 200. 

+ 169 iv. Elizabeth,' b. ; bap. New London, Jan. 7, 

1749-50; d. Sept. 30, 1825; m. Ichabod Wetmore. 
170 V. John Allen,° b. , 1753; bap. New London, 

April 8. 1753; d. May 16, 1780, at New London in 

his 27th year, and was buried in Old Burying 

Ground, gravestone ; not m. 

Christopher* Christophers sympathized heartily with the revival 
measures which stirred the country soon after his graduation from 
Yale College; and in April, 1743, he was arrested and fined for 
participation in the famous burning of heretical books and vain 
apparel instigated by the fanatical James Davenport, of Yale Col- 
lege, Qass of 1732. He made his will Oct. 21, 1775, which was 
proved Feb. 13, 1776, and in it he mentions his four children, Sarah, 
Joseph, Elizabeth and Allan. He also mentions his loving wife 
Elizabeth, and makes her his executrix and his son Joseph his 
executor. The mention of his wife Elizabeth is unexplainable as 
she is recorded as having died Jan. 4, 1765 — over 10 years previous 
to date of Christopher* Christophers' will and her gravestone so 
records the date of her death. It can only be explained by the 
hypothesis that he married a second time to another Elizabeth, but 
the town records and family legend give no hint of this second mar- 
riage. It is possible also that the date of death of Elizabeth (Allen) 
Christophers has been incorrectly copied in Prentis' Graveyard In- 
scriptions of the Old Burying Ground, New London, p. 16. If 
the record reallv read died "Jan'y ye 14th A. D. 1785, aged 58 years, 



1920.] Christophers Family. 211' 

I month and 3 days" (and it is possible that such was the original 
reading as in time worn lettering an 8 can easily be taken for a 6, and 
a 5 for a 3), if such was the original reading she would have been 
alive at her husband's death and would have been properly men- 
tioned in his will. 

Some authorities ascribe to Christopher* Christophers a son 
Peter, whom they say died Feb. 19, 1829, aged 31. They are in 
error. 

Authorities : 

Chronicles of a Connecticut Form, chart between pp. 84-5. 

Prentis' Old Burying Ground Inscriptions, New London, pp. 16-17. 

History First Church, Nciv London, pp. 517, 519, 522. 

Yale Biographies, by Dexter, Vol. 1701-1745, pp. 379, 435, 573. 

Wetmore Memorial, pp. 444-S, 452-4. 

Hempstead's Diary, pp. 378, 508, 541, 605, 615. 

Emma C. Brewster Jones' Notes on Female lines of descent from Elder 
Wm. Brewster, sent to her by Mrs. Woodson Allen, of No. 2718 Wester 
Street, Berkeley, Cal., on May 19, 1909. 

47. John* Christophers (Hon. Capt. Christopher,^ Hon. Rich- 
ard,'' Hon. Christopher'), b. Feb. 17, 1718-19; bap. March i, 
1718-19, at New London, Conn. ; he lived at New London, Black 
Point and Norwich, Conn.; he joined the first church in New 
London, June 21, 1741, at the time of the "great awakening," 
and later dissented from that church; he d. Jan. 15, 1787, aged 

68, at ; m. (i) March 7, 1741-2, at New London, Conn., 

by Eliphalet Adams ; intention of marriage published there Dec. 

6, 1741, to Jerusha Gardiner (dau. of John Gardiner (b. , 

1693; d. Jan. 10, 1724-5, at New London; m. May 6, 1716, at 
New London), and his wife Sarah Saltonstall b. April — , 
1694, at New London ; bap. there April 2, 1694 ; d. New Lon- 
don, May 4, 1738; buried New London, May 6, 1738, of New 
London, Conn.), b. Oct., 1723; bapt. Oct. 6, 1723, at New 
London; d. Feb. 18, 1754, of consumption, at New London, 
Conn., and was buried there Feb. 21, 1754. 

Children: 5 (Christophers), 3 sons and 2 daughters. 

171 i. John," b. Feb. 14, 1742-3; d. July i, 1752, at New 

London, and was buried there on that date. 

172 ii. Richard," b. Dec. 18, 1744; bap. New London, Nov. 

24, 1745 ; d. May — , 1778, at East Haddam. Conn. ; 

not m. 
-|-I73 iii. Mary," b. May 10, 1746; bap. New London, May 

II, 1746; d. July 4, 1791 ; m. Capt. Josiah Lee. 
+ 174 iv. Peter," b. Jan. 6 (or 7), 1747-8; bap. New London, 

Jan. 10, 1747-8; d. Feb. 19, 1829; m. (i) Abigail 

Miller; m. (2) Rebecca W Saltonstall. 

4-175 V. Lucretia," b. Jan. 19, 1749-50; bap. New London, 

Jan. 21, 1749-50; m. John Mumford, Jr. 

Hempstead's Diary, p. 624, under date of Feb. 20, 1754. states: 
"John Christopher's wife died i8th"; and under date of Feb. 22, 



212 Christophers Family. [July 

1754, States: "Yesterday [21st] Mrs. Jerusha Christophers was 
buried ; died of a consumption aged about 30. She was the young- 
est daughter of Mr. John Gardiner, deceased ; her mother was the 
3rd daughter of the late Hon. Gtov. Saltonstall, by his first wife" 
[Jerusha Richards]. Hempstead, under date of July i, 1752, states: 
"A child of John Christophers buried," — this child was probably 
No. 171. 

John* Christophers m. (2) (before 1764, see date of birth 

of her daughter Elizabeth,^ No. 177), at , to Elizabeth Man- 
waring, see No. 33 (dau. of Thomas Manwaring, of Lyme, Conn., 
by his wife Esther' Christophers, see No. 10) b. April 6, 1723; 
bap. New London, April 14, 1723; d. — • — • (after Nov. 27, 1764 
date of birth of her last child), at . 

Children: 2 (Christophers), i son and i daughter. 

176 vi. Samuel,'^ b. ; d. Feb. — , 1785, at sea. I have 

found no record of his marriage. 
+ 177 vii. Elizabeth,'' b. Nov. 17, 1764; d. June 18, 1851 ; m. 
Ebenezer Holt, Jr. (See also No. 147.) 

John* Christophers m. (3) Nov. 10, 1768, at Norwich, Conn., to 
Sybel (Capron) Crocker (dau. of Walter and his first wife Hope 

( ) Capron, of Groton, Conn., where he, Walter Capron, was a 

forgeman ; he d. aged 84, at Groton, where at time of his death he 
owned a large farm. She was also widow of Captain Roswell 
Crocker, of Norwich, Conn., who was b. May 25, 1722, at Norwich, 
whom she m. Oct. 17, 1754, and who d. Aug. 6, 1755, leaving a 
posthumous son Roswell Crocker, b. Jan. 10, 1756), b. April 30, 
1730, at Groton, Conn, (presumably) ; d. , at . 

Children: ? (Christophers) none that are known of. 

Authorities : 
Hempstead's Diary, pp. 334, 385, 451, 459, 494, S42, 591- 
History First Church. New London, pp. 480, 514-15, 517, 519. 
A^. Y. 'Gen. & Biog. Record, Vol. XLII, pp. 210-13. 
Early Connecticut Marriages, Book II, p. 19. 
Chronicles of a Connecticut Farm, chart, between pp. 84-5. 
Vital Records of Norwich, Conn., Vol. I, pp. 28, 126, 322, 446. 
Capron Genealogy, pp. 10, 149. 

48. Sarah* Christophers (Hon. Capt. Christopher," Hon. Rich- 
ard,^ Hon. Christopher^), b. March 10, 1719-20; bap. March 
13, 1719-20, at New London, Conn.; d. Feb. 12, 1773, in the 
53rd year of her age, at New London, and was buried there in 
Old Burying Ground, gravestone; m. Dec. 28, 1737, at New 
London, by Eliphalet Adams, to Captain John Prentis (son of 
Jonathan Prentis (b. July 15, 1657; d. July 28, 1727, in 70th 
year of his age, and buried in Old Burying Ground, New Lon- 
don, gravestone) and his wife Elizabeth Lattimore (b. Nov. 4, 
1667 ; d. Aug. 14. 1759, in 92nd year of her age, and was buried 
at New London in Old Burying Ground, gravestone), of New 
London, Conn.), b. , 1704-5; bap. New London, Feb. 4, 



5920.] Christophers Family. 2 1 3 

1704-5 ; he lived at New London, and was a sea captain ; he 
served in command of the sloop Defence in the Cape Breton 
Expedition at the taking of Louisburg; he d. in London, Eng- 
land of smallpox, in June — , 1746, and was probably there 
buried. 

Children: 7 (Prentis), 2 sons and 5 daughters, all born in 
New London. 

+ 178 i. Mary,^ b. ; bap. New London, March 26, 1737- 

8; d. ; m. (i) Peter Harris; m. (2) Richard* 

Deshon, see No. 70. 

-\-179 ii. Elizabeth,'' b. ; bap. New London, Oct. 21, 

1739; d. ■, 1791, about; m. Samuel Latimer, Jr. 

180 iii. John, ist,° b. ; bap. New London, Nov. 23, 

1740; d. , young. 

-|-i8i iv. Sarah, ■'' b. — — ; bap. New London, Dec. 27, 
1741 ; d. May 18, 1813 ; m. William Coit. 

-I-182 V. Ann,"' b. ; bap. New London, April 10, 1743; 

d. Oct. 14, 1814; m. Richard Law. 

+ 183 vi. Esther,^ b. ; bap. New London, May 6, 1744; 

d. ; m. Captain Michael Mellaly, as his 2nd 

wife. 

+ 184 vii. John, 2nd,'* b. ; bap. New London, Dec. 14, 

1746; d. Nov. 22, 1780; m. Esther Richards, as her 
first husband. 
Capt. John Prentis was a famous sea captain. In the expedition 
against Louisburg, Cape Breton, in 1744, the Connecticut troops 
numbering 500 were ordered to New London to embark, and the 
sloop of war Defence commanded by Capt. John Prentis was 
equipped and sailed as a convoy with the transports. His commis- 
sion as a Captain in the naval forces was dated March 19, 1744. 
The fleet sailed from New London, April 13, 1744, consisting of the 
colonial sloops Connecticut, Rhode Island, Defence and other 
schooners and brigs. The Defence also carried Col. Roger Wolcott, 
the commander-in-chief of the land forces and 100 men, and as a 
part of the naval fleet had a share in the capture of rich prizes. Two 
years later, in 1746, Captain Prentis, in company with Mr. James 
Bowdoin, of Boston, went to London, Ehg., to urge the claims of 
the Provincial seamen to a share of the prize money which was with- 
held by Admiral Warren. The Admiralty allowed the claim and 
placed the British and Provincial seamen on the same footing. Cap- 
tain Prentis, while awaiting the decision of the Court, made an ex- 
cursion into Cornwall to visit Lord Edgecombe, of Mt. Edgecombe, 
being invited there to partake of the Giristmas festivities. Whilst 
absent on this tour he took the smallpox, of which disease he died 
in London, Eng., Jan. (or June), — , 1746, aged 41 years. His 
estate in New London was appraised at £7.6^0, a large sum for 
those days. It was on this cruise that Whitfield blessed the banner 
of the expedition and gave it the motto: ''Nil desperandum, Christo 



214 Christophers Family. IJuly 

duce." He wished the expedition to be considered a crusade (Pren- 
tis Genealogy, 2nd edition). 

Authorities : 

Hempstead's Diary, pp. 332, 357, 370, 386, 408, 425, 472. 

History First Chureh, New London, pp. 468, 501, 504-5, 509, 511-12, 515. 

Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages, Book II, pp. 18, 24-26, 28. 

Prentis' Graveyard Inscriptions of New London, p. 27. 

Caulkins' History of New London, pp. 328-30, 392-4. 

Prentice Genealogy, by Binney, 1883, pp. 275-6, 282-4 aid 2nd edition. 

Hooker Genealogy, pp. 18, 35, 53. 

49. LucRETiA* Christophers (Hon. Capt. Christopher,^ Hon. Rich- 
ard,-' Hon. Christopher^), b. June 24, 1721 ; bap. June 25, 1721, 
at New London, Conn.; d. March 20, 1792, aged 69 years, 9 
months, at New London, Conn., and was there buried in Old 
Burying Ground, gravestone; m. Oct. 18, 1740, at New Lon- 
don, by Eliphalet Adams, to Captain Edward Palmes, b. ; 

bap. Sept. 2, 1716, at New London, by Eliphalet Adams ; he lived 
at New London, and d. there May 31, 1776, aged 58 years, and 
was there buried in Old Burying Ground, gravestone. He was 

a son of Andrew Palmes (b. ; bap. Oct. i, 1682; d. June 

19, lyzi ; H. C. 1703) and his wife ? who resided at New 

London, Conn. 

Children: 3 (Palmes), i son and 2 daughters. 

185 i. Lucretia,*^ b. Aug. 18, 1741. 
-f 186 ii. Sarah,=^ b. Aug. 8, 1742; d. April 6, 1830; m. John 
Gardiner. 
187 iii. Edward,' b. April 7, 1744. I have no further rec- 
ord of him. 

Authorities : 
Prentis' New London Grave Yard Inscriptions, pp. 27, 39. 
Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages, Book II, p. 19. 
History First Church, New London, p. 454. 
Savage's Gen. Die. of New England, Vol. Ill, p. 343. 
Caulkins' History of New London, p. 360. 
Lion Gardiner and his Descendants, p. 104., 

52. Richard* Christophers (Hon. Capt. Richard,'' Hon. Richard,'^ 
Hon. Christopher*), b. July 29, 1712, at New London, Conn.; 
bap. there Aug. 3, 1712; he lived at New London, Conn., and 
was a mariner and Sheriff of New London, resigned that office 
in 1735; d. Sept. 28, 1736, at New London, Conn., aged about 
24 years, and was buried there Sept. 30, 1736, in the old Sal- 
tonstall tomb in Old Burying Ground ; m. Dec. 10 (or 11), 1733, 
at New London, intention published there Nov. 11, 1733. to 
Mary Picket as her first husband (dau. of John Picket (b. July 
28, 1685 : d. Dec. 9, 1738, at New London, and was buried there 
Dec. 13. 1738; m. Oct. 21, 1706, at New London), and his wife 
Elizabeth (Mulford) Christophers (widow of Lieut. John^ 
Christophers, see No. 2, and dau. of Capt. John Mulford, of 

Long Island), b. ; d. Aug. 13, 1720, of New London, 

Conn.), b. ; bap. New London, Aug. 29, 1714; d. Satur- 



1920.] Christophers Family. 215 

day, May ii, 1754, at her home at White Beach, New London, 
Conn., and was buried at New London in Old Burying Ground, 
gravestone. 

Children: 2 (Christophers) daughters. 

+ 188 i. Mary,=* b. May 23, 1734; d. July 28, 1773; m. Col. 

Amos Chesebrough. 
4-189 ii. Elizabeth,^ b. Dec. 24, 1735; d. March 11, 1798; 

m. (i) Captain Nathan Hinman; m. (2) Captain 

Joseph Hurlbut. 

Mary (Picket) Christophers, widow of Richard* Christophers, 

No. 52, m. (2) Jan. 17, 1738-9, at , to Nathaniel Greene, b. 

, at ; d. , at . He was a son of Deacon Tim- 
othy Greene, of New London, who was b. March — , 1679; d- May 
4, 1757, aged 78, at New London, Conn. 

Children: ? (Greene) none that are known of. Not in Chris- 
toplvers line. 

Hempstead's Diary, p. 629, under date of May 11, 1754, states: 
"Nathaniel Greene's wife died, aged about 40. She was the 2nd and 
youngest daughter of Mr. John Picket, deceased. Her first hus- 
band was Richard Christophers 3rd, by whom she had two daugh- 
ters" — -"Monday May 13"' 1754: In the after part att the funeral 
of Mrs. Green, who was brought up (from her house at White 
Beach) to Mr. Bullfinche's by water and thence was carried through 
the town street in order with pall-bearers, &c. and buried in the 
manner of the Church of England." 

Authorities : 

New London Tozvn Records, Book I. 

History First Church, New London, pp. 475-7. 

Bond's Watcrtown, p. 924. 

Caulkins' History of New London, pp. 239, 384. 

Early Connecticut Marriages, by Bailey. Book II, pp. 16, 23. 

Hempstead's Diary, pp. 38, 266-7, 269, 685. 

Chronicles of a Connecticut Farm, chart, between pp. 84-5. 

Prentis' New London Graveyard Inscriptions, p. 21. 

53. Elizabeth* Christophers (Hon. Capt. Richard,^ Hon. Rich- 
ard,^ Hon. Christopher^), b. Sept. 13, 1714; bap. Fir.st Church, 
Sept. 19, 1714, at New London, Conn.; d. Aug. 5, 1783 "aged 
68 years, 11 months, 8 days," at New London, and was there 
buried in Old Burying Ground, gravestone; m. (i) Aug. 31, 
1732 (year date of marriage furnished from Miss E. C. 
Brewster Jones, female lines of the Brewster family, deposited 
in the Library of the New York Genealogical and Biographical 
Society), at New London. Conn., to John Shackmaple, jr.. b. 
, 1712, about (he was "30 odd" at death), at , Eng- 
land; d. Jan. 3, 1742-3, "aged 30 odd," at New London, and 
was buried there Jan. 5, 1742-3. no gravestone. He was a son 
of John Shackmaple, Senior (b. . in England; d. New Lon- 
don, March 31, 1730-T, at 3 A. M., and was buried April i, 
1731) and his wife Sarah (b. , 1675, about; d. June 14, 



2l6 Christophers Family. [July 

I755> ^t New London, "an aged gentlewoman about 80 years," 
and was buried New London, June 16, 1755), of New London, 
Conn. 

John Shackmaple, Senior, an Englishman, was commissioned by 
Surveyor General Robert Quarry, to be collector, surveyor and 
searcher for Connecticut. He was confirmed in office by a new com- 
mission issued May 3, 1718, by the Lords Commissioners of Trade 
and Plantations. His district included Connecticut, Fisher's Island, 
Gardiner's Island and the east end of Long Island. The office of 
Surveyor and Searcher was afterward separated from that of Col- 
lector and the appointment given to John Shackmaple, Jr., in 1728, 
by James Stevens, the then Surveyor General. John Shackmaple, 
Senior, died March 31, 1730-1. His son succeeded him as collector 
and the office of Surveyor was given to Richard Durfee, of New- 
port. John Shackmaple, Jr., was on the committee to purchase site 
for the P. E. Church at New London. 

Children: 5 (Shackmaple), 2 sons and 3 daughters, all b. at New 
London, Conn. 

190 i. Sarah," b. Wednesday, July 4, 1733. 

191 ii. Elizabeth," b. Thursday, Dec. 5, 1734; d. ; m. 

Thomas Wilson, Sr., b. ; d. . 

Children: 3 (Wilson) i son and 2 daughters. 

1. Sarah," b. ; d. ; m. Robert Colfax, as 

his first wife. 

Children: 2 (Colfax), i son and i daughter: 
i. Robert.' 
ii. Harriet ?'^ 

2. Elizabeth," b. ; d. ; m. (i) Jonathan 

Colfax (brother of Robert Colfax, who m. as 
his first wife Sarah" Wilson) and by him had 
one dau. (Colfax). 

i. Elizabeth.'' 

She m. (2) as his second wife, Robert Colfax 
(brother of her first husband whose first wife 
was her sister Sarah" Wilson). 

3. Thomas," b. ; d. ; m. (i) Sarah Dur- 

fee. 

Children: 2 (Wilson) daughters. 

i. Maria,' b. ; d. . 

ii. Charlotte,' b. ; d. ; m. James 

Edgerton. 

Child: I (Edgerton) daughter, 
i. Sarah,* who m. Edward Learned. 
Child: I (Learned) daughter. 
i. Elizabeth," who is believed to have never 



I 



1920.] Christophers Family. 217 

Thomas" Wilson, m. (2) Phebe Durfee (his 
first wife's sister) by whom he had: 
4 (Wilson) children, i son and 3 daughters, 
iii. Sally.' 
iv. Elizabeth.' 
V. Louisa.'' 
vi. Thomas.' 

Sarah and Phebe Durfee the first and second 
wives of Thomas" Wilson were sisters of Rich- 
ard Durfee, who m. Sarah Palmes (dau. of 
Andrew Palmes, H. C. 1703). 

192 iii. Lydia,° b. Wednesday, July 2, 1736. 

193 iv. John,^ b. Thursday, May 11, 1738; d. April 26, 

1767, aged 29, at New London, Conn., and was 
buried there in Old Burying Grund, gravestone ; m. 

, at , to Phebe ? b. , 1745, about 

(see age at and date of death) ; d. June 3, 1776, in 
her 31st year, at New London, and was buried 
there in Old Burying Ground, gravestone ; and by 
whom he had no issue. Hence with John" Shack- 
maple, the name became extinct in New London. 
John' Shackmaple was called Captain. 

194 V. Richard," b. Friday, July 17, 1741 ; d. ; he 

probably never m., as the male line became extinct 
with his brother John" Shackmaple. 

Elizabeth* (Christophers) Shackmaple, widow of John Shack- 
maple, Jr., m. (2) Oct. 29, 1753, at New London, to Thomas Allen 
(as his first wife), b. Sept. 19, 1728, at London, England; d. Nov. 
19, 1793, at New London, Conn., aged 65 years and 2 months and 
was buried there in the Second Burying Ground, whence his re- 
mains were removed to Cedar Grove Cemetery and re-interred in 
the Allen lot subsequent to April 4, 1853. He was a' son of Nathan- 
iel Allen (b. London, Eng., , 1699; d. Nov. i, 1770, at Shrews- 
bury, Mass.; m. , 1726-7, at London, Eng.), and his second 

wife Dorcas Bowes (b. ?; d. April — , 1779, at Leicester, 

Mass.), who resided in London, Eng., until 1734, when he came 
over to Boston, Mass., where he was a merchant. He removed to 
Shrewsbury, Mass., in 1757, where he bought a farm. In early life 
he commanded a packet-ship plying between London, Eng., and 
Boston, Mass. 

Thomas Allen lived in London, Eng., until 1734. He came 
over to Boston in 1734, and lived there until 1749; after that time 
until 1752, he was in the Island of Madeira for awhile and finally 
settled in New London, Conn. In 1749, he was spoken of as a 
shof)-keeper associated with his father in Boston. While in Madeira 
he is said to have made a large fortune. When he returned to this 
country and settled in New London, he was a merchant near Ferry 
Wharf. In 1770, he commenced the first Marine List in New Lon- 



2l8 Christophers Family. [July 

don, and continued publishing it until his death. He was also en- 
gaged in commerce and owned sixteen sail vessels. He was voted 
into the Boston Marine Society, as a Marine Member, March 4, 
1760, and paid i\, \o^^ for his certificate of membership. In the 
Annals of St. James (P. E.) Church, New London, by Rev. Robert 
A. Hallam, D.D., he is spoken of as a man of substance and extensive 
business, and for a long time a foremost man in the Episcopal 
Church, of which Church he was a Warden for 10 years. Hemp- 
stead's Diary, p. 634, under date of Saturday, July 27, 1754, states: 
"An infant still born, of the body of the widow Eliza Shackmapie, 
alias (it is hoped) the wife of Thomas Allin. a bankrupt and gone 
off to the West Indies, was buried in ye evening." Under date of 
Aug. 23, 1758, he states: "I was most of the day laying out Beach 
for Thomas Allin and John Shackmaple's heirs, with Justice Rich- 
ards, Justice Coit and Deacon Fosdyck." 

Caulkin's History of New London, pp. 578-9, states: "Allen's 
Marine List was esteemed a valuable appendage to Greene's news- 
paper. He enlivened the dull record of entries and clearances with 
maxims, witticisms and sudden insertions of extraneous matter 
which were often grotesque and amusing. The list commenced in 
1770. During the Revolutionary War, he [Thomas Allen] kept a 
public house on Main Street, which was reopened as the City Coffee 
House, and the marine list renewed Jan. i, 1785. This house was 
regarded as the center of good living and convivial brotherhood- 
Here was to be heard the latest news, the freshest anecdote, the 
keenest repartee : here was served up the earliest and best game of 
the season, the January salmon, the eighteen pound black fish, trout, 
woodcock and wild duck, in advance of every other table. It was 
much then in vogue for gentlemen of the town to dine together in 
clubs. The following advertisement from Greene's Gazette gives 
notice of the re-opening of the City Coffee House: 'City Cofifee 
House reopened by Thomas Allen, next door to Captain Joseph 
Packwood's, where can be had drink for the thirsty, food for the 
hungry, lodging for the weary, good stabling for horses. Said Allen 
has also in supply of choice Madeira Lisbon and Port wines for 
the benefit of the sick and weakly, and good horses to let to mer- 
ciful riders.' " 

Children: 2 (Allen), i infant still born and i son, both b. in 
New London. 

195 vi. Infant,'^ still bom, July 27, 1754; d. July 27, 1754; 
buried New London, July 27, 1754. 
-f 196 vii. Thomas,'' b. Sept. 10, 1755; d. May 16, 1842; m. 
Amelia Taber. 

Thomas Allen, Senior, m. (2) July 7, 1784, at , to Mary 

(Adams) Allen (sister of Jonathan Adams, of Shrewsbury, Mass., 
and widow of his brother Lewis Allen, who was bap. Boston, Sept. 
29, 1747; d. Nov. 7, 1782, at Leicester, Mass.; m. — — , 1770, at 
Shrewsbury, Mass.), b. , at ; d. , at . Her par- 
entage is not yet determined by me. 



[920.] Christophers Family. 210 

Children: None. 

Authorities : 
Caulkin's History of New London, pp. 239, 410-441, 444, 477, 578-9. 
Hempstead's Diary, pp. 219, 403, 634, 650, 708. 

Prentis' Burying Ground Inscriptions of New London, pp. 14, 40. 
Bond's Watcrtowfi, p. 924. 

Allen Family Genealogical History, by Frances M. Stoddard, privately 
printed, Boston, 1S91, pp. 13-4, 16, 27-31, et sequentia. 

54. Mary* Christophers (Hon. Capt. Richard,^ Hon. Richard,' 
Hon. Christopher^), b. Dec. 17, 1716; bap. Dec. 30, 1716, at 
New London, Conn.; d. Oct. 9 (or 10), 1755, at New London, 
and was there buried in Old Burying Ground, gravestone. Her 
gravestone is recorded in Prentis' Graveyard Inscriptions of 
New London, as being thus inscribed, p. 36: "In memory of 
Mrs. Mary Coit, wife of Capt. Nathaniel Coit, who departed 
this life October ye loth 1735, in ye 30th year of her age." 
The year date of her death should be 1755, as it is distinctly 
recorded in Hempstead's Diary, p. 657, and the day of the 
month was either Oct. 9th (or loth), as under date of Oct. 
loth, 1755, Hempstead in his diary states tliat she died last 
night. The inscription as recorded and printed by Prentis is 
again in error, as she was, at the time of her death, in her 40th 
year, and not in her yith year as printed. Chapman's Coit 
Genealogy, p. 39, states : "The date of her death is not known." 
I presume that the inaccuracy of the tombstone inscription gave 
rise to Chapman's doubt on the subject. Nevertheless, Hemp- 
stead distinctly records it as above Oct. g (or 10), 1755. 

The Chronicles of a Connecticut Farm, on chart, between pp. 
84-5, states that Mary* Christophers, No. 54, m. only twice, — first 
to Captain John Braddick and secondly to Nathaniel Coit. The 
Coit Genealogy mentions her only as the widow of Captain John 
Braddick. In disagreement with this. Hempstead's Diary, p. 657, 
under date of Oct. 10, 1755, states: "Nathaniel Coit's wife died last 
night, and buried in ye eve. She was lately delivered of a child and 
had fever and canker. She rvas his second zvife and he her third 
husband. She was a daughter of Richard Christophers, deceased, 
the 2nd [i. e., the second of that name]." 

If Hempstead is correct in his above quoted statement that 
Nathaniel Coit was the third husband of Mary* Christophers, No. 
54, the question arises as to who were her first and second husbands. 
We know that John Braddick was her husband previous to her 
marriage to Nathaniel Coit, and that she was the second wife of 
the said John Braddick, whom she married some time after the death 
of his first wife who was Lucretia^ Christophers, No. 25, who died 
March 21, 1747-8; therefore at the time of her marriage to John 
Braddick she was at least 31 years old (see her date of birth) which 
age (31) was a late one in those days for a first marriage. These 
facts renders in a measure probable that she (No. 34) may have 
married previous to her marriage to John Braddick. If so, to 
whom? 



220 Christophers Family. [Ju'y 

Miss Emma C. Brewster Jones, the author of the Brezvster 
Genealogy, in her manuscript records, of the descendants of Elder 
William Brewster in the female line (see manuscript collections of 
the N. Y. Genealogical and Biographical Society), states in Book 
No. 7 of these manuscripts that Mary* Christophers, No. 54, prob- 
ably married Jeremiah Miller. 

From the History of the First Church, New London, from 
Hempstead's Diary and from Hedge's History of Easthampton, 
L. I., N. Y., we gather than there were in New London from 171 1 
to 1761, three of the name of Jeremiah Miller, viz. : 

1. Jeremiah* Miller (son of Jeremiah^ and Mary (Mulford) Mil- 
ler, of Easthampton, N. Y.), b. , 1690; d. March 15, 1756, 

aged 66; m. March 2, 1717-18 (intention published New Lon- 
don, Feb. 9, 1717-18), at New London, to Mary Saltonstall 
(dau. of the Rev. Gov. Gurdon Saltonstall, of New London), 
who was b. Feb. 15, 1691-2, at New London, and who d. Feb. 
17, 1749, at New London. This Jeremiah* Miller graduated 
1709 from Yale College and was a physician and school teacher 
at New London, where he settled in 171 1. He m. 2nd, Anne 
(Dudley) Winthrop (daughter of Joseph and Rebecca (Tying) 
Dudley, of Roxbury, Mass., and widow of Major John Win- 
throp, who d. in Sydenham, Eng., Aug. i. 1747.) She was 
b. Aug. 27 and bap. Aug. 31, 1684 ; m. John Winthrop, Dec. 16, 
1707. He had a son by his first marriage. 

2. Jeremiah^ Miller, b. ; bap. New London, Aug. 23, 1719. 

He was the Naval Officer of New London, and m. May 16, 
1744, at New London, to Margaret Winthrop, bap. Jan. 16, 
1718; d. , 1803 (dau. of John and Anne (Dudley) Win- 
throp, of New London). They had a son. 

3. Jeremiah" Miller, b. ; bap. New London, May 21, 1749. 

On consideration of the above array of facts it is obvious that 
the last Jeremiah" Miller, bap. May 21, 1749, could not have been 
the first husband of Mary* Christophers, No. 54, for the reason that 
he was 33 years younger than she was and also that she married 
John Braddick as his second wife after March 21, 1747-8, and died 
Oct. 9 (or 10), 1755, when this Jeremiah" Miller was only 6 years 
old. 

Jeremiah" Miller, bap. New London, Aug. 23, 1719; d. ? 

and by his wife Margaret Winthrop, who d. in 1803, had the fol- 
lowing children as recorded in the History of the First Church, New 
London, and in Hempstead's Diary, the entries reading as follows, 
viz. : 

1. John Still, bap. Aug. 2, 1746, son of Jeremiah Miller, Jr. 

2. Mary, bap. Nov. i, 1747, dau. of Jeremiah Miller, Jr. 

3. Jeremiah, bap. May 21, 1749, son of Jeremiah Miller, Jr. 

4. Margareta, bap. June 10, 1750, dau. of Jeremiah Miller, Jr. 

5. Ann, bap. Aug. 16, 1752, dau. of Jeremiah Miller, Jr. 



1920.] Christophers Family. 221 

6. Katharine, bap. April 3, 1757, dau. of Jeremiah Miller, Jr. 

7. Elizabeth, bap. Feb. 26, 1758, dau. of Jeremiah and Margaretta 
Miller. 

8. Gurdon Jason, bap. April 3, 1763, son of Jeremiah and Mar- 
garetta Miller. 

From the above record of children we see that Jeremiah^ Mil- 
ler's wife Margaret (Winthrop) Miller was alive up to 1803 and 
bore him children as late as 1763 ; hence Mary* Christophers, No. 54, 
could not have been the wife of this Jeremiah'* Miller. 

Jeremiah* Miller, the progenitor of the New London Millers, m. 
(i) Mary Saltonstall, who d. Feb. 17, 1749, and who was the mother 
of all of his children. He m. (2) Anne (Dudley) Winthrop, widow 
of John Winthrop (son of Wait Still Winthrop, of Boston), who d. 
Aug. I, 1747, in Sydenham, England. This John Winthrop was the 
father of Margaret Winthrop, who m. Jeremiah' Miller. Jeremiah* 
Miller d. March 15, 1756; hence he m. Anne (Dudley) Winthrop as 
his second wife between the years 1749 and 1756, and this, his sec- 
ond wife and widow survived him and died in 1803. Hence it is 
impossible for this Jeremiah* Miller to have been the first husband 
of Mary* Christophers, No. 54. 

These facts seem to disprove most positively Miss E. C. Brewster 
Jones' suggestion of her probable marriage to a Jeremiah Miller. 

If she did marry previous to her marriage to John Braddick, as 
Hempstead states (p. 657), I have not been able to discover any 
record of such marriage, nor have I unearthed any clue as to who 
her first husband was, and I construct the record of her marriages 
to be as follows : 

Mary* Christophers m. (i) — , at , to ? (whose sur- 
name, baptismal name and parentage have not as yet been de- 
termined), b. , at ; d. (if he ever existed in the flesh 

before her marriage to John Braddick, which took place subse- 
quent to March 21, 1747-8, the date of death of John Braddick's 
first wife and prior to Jan. 12, 1 752-3, the date of John Braddick's 
death, at . 

Children: ? ( ?) None that we have any record of. 

Mary* (Christophers) , widow of ? m. (2) (after 

March 21, 1747-8), at , to Captain John Braddick (as his 2nd 

wife, whose first wife was Lucretia' Christophers, No. 25, who d. 
March 21, 1747-8), b. , 1700, about, at Southold, N. Y. (prob- 
ably) ; he was a sea captain and lived at Southold, N. Y., and later 
at New London, Conn., where he was a vestryman and warden of 
the Protestant Episcopal Church; he d. Jan. 12, 1752-3, of galloping 
consumption, at New London, and was there buried, gravestone. 

Children: (Braddick). None that are known of. 
For record of Captain John Braddick's first marriage see No. 
25 and Nos. 86 to 92, inclusive, of this genealogical article. 
( To be continued^ 



!2 The Rich Family of Eastern Connecticut. [July 

THE RICH FAMILY OF EASTERN CONNECTICUT. 



Contributed by Edwin A. Hill. 



This family is found on the east side of the Connecticut river 
near Middletown in the early part of the i8th Century and all mem- 
bers of it are descendants of William Brewster of the Mayflower; 
very little has thus far appeared in print about them, and as my 
official duties as Historian of the Connecticut Society of Mayflower 
Descendants have required me to devote some time to an investi- 
gation of existing records concerning them, I have concluded to 
make my researches available to others. Mr. Norman F. Allen, of 
Hartford, engaged James A. Kibbe to investigate this family for 
him, and no trouble or expense was spared. My own investiga- 
tions were separately conducted and all existing probate, church and 
vital records were obtained. Mr. Allen kindly furnished me with 
Mr. Kibbe's results, which agree entirely with my own. Mr. Kibbe 
is a reliable genealogist, and is well known by his work in connec- 
tion with Allen's History of Enfield, Conn. 

I. Thomas* Rich and Mercy" Knowles, were married at East- 
ham, Mass., July 23, 1702, and the births of their children as 
given below (with the exception of Cornelius, Ruth and Re- 
becca) are there recorded {Mayflozver Descendant, Vol. VII, 
p. 236). The wife Mercy, ° was the daughter of Samuel and 
Mercy* (Freeman) Knowles; John and Mercy^ (Prence) Free- 
man; Thomas and Patience" (Brewster) Prence; William"^ 
Brewster. {Brewster Gen., Vol. I, pp. 21, 22, 23; Freetnan 
Genealogy, pp. 27, 28, 41). 
Four of the sons of Thomas* Rich moved to Middlesex County, 
Connecticut, viz. : Thomas,^ David, ° John' and Cornelius,' and set- 
tled at Middle Haddam; David' later removing to Wallingford. 
(Beers' Hist. Middlesex Co., p. 211.) Beers states that Thomas, 
David and John were brothers, and that they were sons of Richard 
and Mercy (Knowles) Rich, and descendants of Samuel Rich, who 
died at Eastham, about 1665, but is silent as to the relationship of 
Cornelius to the other three. The records cited, however, prove the 
father of these brothers to have been Thomas and not Richard ; and 
in his will, Thomas, of Eastham, names his son Cornelius, who was 
probably the elder brother, as Executor. The will also names sons 
Thomas, Joseph, David, John and Samuel, the heirs of his de- 
ceased son James, and daughters Mercy Shaw, heirs of his daughter 
Sarah Shaw, and daughters Thankful, Rebecca and Ruth Rich. The 
will is dated Sept. 23, 1743, proved Nov. 6, 1753, and recorded in 
Vol. 9, p. 73, of Barnstable Co., Mass., Probate Records. He was 
then of "Eastham," and mention is also made of his wife "Marcy." 
The work Truro. Cape Cod, Etc.. by Shebnah Rich, at p. 554, 
mentions Thomas' Rich (Richard,^ Richard^) as settling in Con- 



1920.] The Rich Family of Eastern Connecticut. 223 

necticut or New York, and being the founder of the family of that 
name in New York. It would appear, however, that Thomas,^ who 
married Thankful Mayo, was the one who removed to Connecticut, 
and that Thomas,^ above referred to as son of Richard, was the one 
who married Mercy Knowles. 

Children of Thomas'* and Mercy (Knowles) Rich, b. at East- 
ham (^Mayfloisjer Descendant, VII, p. 236) : 

+2. Thomas,^ b. Dec. 22, 1702. 

3. Mercy ,° b. Aug. 8, 1704; m. Shaw. 

4. James,'' b. Jan. 10, 1705-6. 

5. Joseph,' b. Jan. i, 1707-8. 

+6. David,' b. March 17, 1710. > 

7. Sarah,' b. Sept. i, 1712; m. Shaw. 

-f-8. John,' b. Sept. 14, 1714. 

9. Thankfull,' b. Oct. 14, 1716; unm. in 1743. 
10. Samuel,' b. May 14, 171 — ? 
-(-II. Cornelius,' named in the will. 

12. Rebecca,' named in the will. 

13. Ruth,' named in the will ; m. Oct. 27, 1743, Daniel Hig- 
gins, of Middletown, Conn., who d. there Oct. 8, 1749. 
She m. (2) Nov. 16, 1750, William Taylor, of Middle 
Haddam, Conn., and removed to West Simsbury, Conn. 
She d. in 1813, at Barkhamsted, Conn., aged 91. She 
had children by both husbands. See Higgins Genealogy, 
p. 154, and Brown's West Simsbury, p. 124. 

2. Thomas' Rich (Thomas*), b. in Eastham, Dec. 22, 1702; m. 
there Oct. 7, 1725, Thankful Mayo, and had a son Amos^born 
there. He m. (2) at Eastham, April 13, 1727, Thankful Sears, 
and had Elizabeth,* Mercy,* Bethiah* and Peter,* all born 
there. Beers' History of Middlesex Co., p. 211, says he re- 
moved from that part of Eastham, now known as Orleans, to 
Middle Haddam, about 1738, and had baptized there children 
Bathsheba,* Sarah,* Thomas,* and Eliakim.* He d. at Chatham, 
Sept. 2, 1750, and on April 7, 1752, the widow Thankful was 
appointed guardian to Peter,* aged 16, and Eliakim,* aged 5, 
■w/hich agrees with the dates given below. The births of the 
last four children are from Vol. I, p. 121, of Middletown Rec- 
ords. The remaining dates were obtained by Mr. Kibbe. Chil- 
dren: 

-I-14. Amos,* b. Oct. 2, 1726. 
-(-15. Elizabeth,* b. July 5, 1728. 
-|-i6. Mercy,* b. June i, 1731. 
-j-17. Bethiah,* b. July 22, 1733. 

18. Bathsheba,* b. Jan. 7, 1734. 
-{-19. Peter,* b. Sept. 23, 1735. 

20. Sarah,* b. Jan. 30, 1739-40. 
-f2i. Thomas,* b. March 8, 1744. 
-|-22. Eliakim,* b. July 7, 1747. 



2 24 '^^' Rich Family of Eastern Connecticut. [July 

6. David' Rich (Thomas*), b. at Eastham, Mass., March 17, 
1710, removed to Walhngford, Conn., says Beers; but the 
David Rich of that place on Oct. 8, 1724, signed a petition to 
the General Court at New Haven, and Oct. 9, 1729, his w^ife was 
one of the original members of Walhngford Church (see 
Davis' History of Wallingford, Conn., pp. 127 and 213). At 
these dates David, No. 6, was respectively only 14 and 19 years 
old, raising a serious question of identity. Nothing more is 
heard of him at Wallingford, but on page 625, of Vol. Ill, 
Printed Probate Records of Hartford Co., is the will of David 
Rich, of New Cambridge, in Farmington, dated Feb. 23, 1747-8, 
mentioning wife Elizabeth, son Samuel, and other children not 
specifically named. New Cambridge was the early name for 
what is now Bristol, Conn., and in the Historical Catalogue, etc., 
Cong. Church of Bristol (Ed. 1875), p. 39, is given the death 
of David Rich in 1748, aged 54, which would give his date of 
birth as 1694, so that he could not have been the David Rich 
(brother of John and Cornelius), born in 1710. He was, how- 
ever, of about the right age to have been the David who disap- 
pears from Wallingford records. I think it probable that he 
was of the Eastham, Mass., family, but I have not been able 
to place him. 

The Census of 1790 (Connecticut), gives three Bristol families 
of Rich, all probably descendants of David, viz.: 

P. 34, Thaddeus Rich, 4 male children, under 16 and 3 females, 
including head of family. The U. S. Pension Records, S 14307, 
Connecticut, give Thaddeus Rich, applied July 26, 1832, then resid- 
ing at Cheshire, Conn., born at Cambridge (Bristol), Conn., July 27, 
1759, was residing at Bristol, at enlistment, which was at Farming- 
ton, May, 1776, in Capt. Morton's Company of Col. Mott's regiment. 

P. 35, Census Report of 1790, gives Wlliam Rich, of Bristol, 3 
male children under #6 and 5 females. Also John Rich, of Bristol, i 
male child under 16 and 3 females. 

The following from the 1875 Catalogue of Bristol Church refer 
to this family: 

Sally Rich, wife of Thaddeus, d. 181 1, ae. 53, p. 45. 

Abigail, wife of William Rich, d. 1828, ae. 68, p. 48. 

Parthenia Rich, d. 1838, ae. 56, p. 48. 

Samuel Rich, d. 1845, ae. 66, p. 49. 

Almira Rich, admitted to church, Jan. 24, 1802, p. 49. 

Sheldon Rich and Lorene Rich, d. 1828, p. 51. 

Dennis Rich, d. 1827, ae. 38, p. 58. 

8. John' Rich (Thomas*), b. at Eastham, Sept. 14, 1714, is men- 
tioned on p. 211, of Beers' History Middlesex Co., as settling 
at Middle Haddam, being credited with wife Lydia, and chil- 
dren Isaac," James," Mary," Samuel," John" and Isaac" ; the 
dates of whose births, as given below, are recorded in Vol. I, 
p. 59, of Middletown Records. 



1920.] The Rich Family of Eastern Connecticut. 225 

His will, dated May 6, 1776, and proved Nov. 3, 1777, is re- 
corded in Vol. 4, p. loi, of Middlctoum Probate Records. It names 
wife Lydia and all of the children except the first Isaac, and also 
a daughter Elizabeth, whose birth is not recorded, and who was a 
minor in 1776. He was m. at Eastham, Oct. 13, 1737, to Lydia 
Young, of Truro, and d. at Chatham, Conn. (Middle Haddam), Aug. 
7, 1777. Estate distributed Sept. 7, 1778; Vol. 4, p. 306, Probate 
Records, Middletoztm. Children of John^ and Lydia (Young) Rich: 

23. Isaac,* b, Nov. 3, 1738; d. Aug. 10, 1752. 

+24. James, ^ b. Aug. 29, 1741. 

-I-25. Mary,'' b. April 29, 1743 ; m. John Goff. 

-I-26. Samuel,* b. April 22, 1747. 

-i-27. John," b. June 16, 1751. 

-j-28. Isaac," b. March 15, 1756. 

29. Elizabeth," a minor in 1777; unmd. Sept. 7, 1778. 

II. Cornelius Rich (Thomas*), b. probably in Eastham, but his 
birth record has not been found. He is named in his father's 
will, and made its executor ; from which it has been assumed 
that he was the eldest son, and if so, would have been born 
prior to 1702. None of the births of his children have been 
recorded, but a very careful and especial study of this family 
was made by Mr. Kibbe, and his report to Mr. Allen is as fol- 
lows: 

"Cornelius Rich, son of Thomas Rich, ofl Eastham, Mass. .re- 
moved to MiddletowTi, Conn, (east side of the Connecticut River), 
and settled in that part which is now Chatham, Conn. Two brothers 
of this Cornelius, namely Thomas° and John,^ had several years be- 
fore Cornelius," settled in what is now Chatham, Conn. These three 
Rich brothers were the ancestors of all the Riches ever fonnd in 
Chatham, Conn. The only question is from which of the brothers 
James Rich, Jr., is descended. The children of the two brothers, 
Thomas' and John,' all appear in the records, and there is among 
them no place for James Rich, Jr. Cornelius has not a child re- 
corded in Eastham, Mass., nor Chatham, Conn., although it was well 
known that he had at least six sons and possibly some daughters." 
* * * (Mr. Kibbe then gives the data pertaining to children of 
No. 2, Thomas' and No. 8, John,' and proceeds as follows: "The 
foregoing shows that there was no James Rich in this family (No. 
2, Thomas') * * * James* (son of No. 8, John'), b. Aug. 28, 
1741, could not have been James Rich, Jr., who m. March 26, 1775, 
Margery Butler, as found in records of Chatham, Conn. A man 
less than thirty-four years of age does not often have a son old 
enough to marry. Moreover, this James Rich, b. Aug. 28, 1741. 
lived, married, had children (all recorded) in Chatham, Conn., where 
he d. in mature life, and his record is well known. No room here 
fori James, Jr., who m. March 26, 1775. So we must look for him 
among the children of Cornelius Rich, the third and youngest 
brother. 



2 26 The Rich Family of Eastern Connecticut. [July 

Why Cornelius Rich had no children recorded it is not possible 
to say. But in a petition to the Governor and Council of Connecti- 
cut, dated Aug. lo, 1779 (see Colonial Records of Connecticut for 
this date), Cornelius Rich, of Chatham, Conn., states that three sons 
of his had been killed in the Continental service, and that two more 
were at that time in the Continental Army. Only one remained with 
his father, and now he had been detailed to temporary service on 
the coast. The father asked that his son be permitted to remain at 
home. The Governor and Council ordered the proper officer to in- 
vestigate, and if he found the facts to be as the father had stated, to 
grant his request. So Cornelius Rich, of Chatham, had six sons, all 
of whom were in Continental service. 

A careful and exhaustive study covering years has convinced the 
writer (Mr. Kibbe), that the following is the correct list of these 
six sons of Cornelius Rich (Numbers added by Edwin A. Hill). 

Children of Cornelius^ and Rhoda (Fish) Rich: 
-{-30. Cornelius," lived to old age in Chatham (Middle Had- 
dam). 

31. Nathaniel," killed in the war, so reported. 

32. John," killed at Norwalk, 1779, and so reported in the 
returns. 

33. Joseph," probably killed in the service. 

-f-34. Lemuel," was finally placed in the invalid corps, and so 
served to the end of the war ; m., and settled in Chatham, 
Conn. 
4-35. James," probably the one his father asked to be permitted 
to stay at home. 

This James was the James, Jr., of Chatham. The foregoing 
shows that there is no place for him except this one in all the fami- 
lies of the name in Chatham. 

The land records indicate the same fact, for Samuel Wetmore, 
in 1780, sold a lot of 22 acres, part to Cornelius Rich and part to 
James Rich, all of Middletown, now Chatham. In 1782, Cornelius 
Rich sold his part of this lot to his son Lemuel. 

That James Rich, Jr., was son of Cornelius seems to be the 
only possible conclusion, and here we place him where he certainly 
belongs. 

On this lot lived James Rich, Jr., and near by lived the father, 
Cornelius, who sold his part of the lot to his son Lemuel Rich in 
1782." 

To Mr. Kibbe's foregoing account I may add the following with 
the statement that I fully concur in his conclusions. 

Beers' History of Middiesex Co., on p. 211, gives some little 
account of this petition of Cornelius Rich. For full details of what 
happened to John" Rich. No. 32, see Records State of Connecticut, 
Vol. 2, p. 561, 1 778- 1 780, and for the petition of Cornelius'' Rich, 
see p. 384, same volume. The marriage intentions of Cornelius^ 
Rich and Rhoda Fish, both of Eastham, Mass., were published May 
9, 1747, and recorded in Eastham. The original record book being 



I920.] The Rich Family of Eastern Connecticut. 2 27 

now in the custody of Town Clerk of Town of Orange, once a part 
of Eastham. 

In addition to the sons mentioned above, Cornehus evidently had 
daughters, for in the files of the Pension Bureau at Washington, 
D. C., File B. L. M. 103-100, Connecticut, we find Nathaniel Rich 
served under Col. Isaac Sherman — killed in battle — under 21 years 
of age — unmarried, land granted to Rhody Rich, of Chatham, Conn., 
his only parent living in 1801, who had title prior to brothers and 
sisters. 

14. Amos* Rich (Thomas''), b. at Eastham, Mass., Oct. 2, 1726; 
m. at Chatham, Conn., Sept. 25, 1749, Mary Brown (Bailey's Ct. 
Mgs. Book 3, p. 75; Middletown Records, Vol. 2, p. 189). He 
probably d. prior to 1752, at which time Daniel Smith, of Mid- 
dletown, was appointed guardian to Amos Rich, a minor. (Md. 
Probate 1-82). His widow m. Daniel Smith, Nov. 6, 1752 
(Bailey, Vol. 3, p. 75). Child of Amos" and Mary (Brown) 
Rich: 

+36. Amos,' b. Sept. 3, 1750 (Md. Record, Vol. 2, p. 189). 

15. Elizabeth* Rich (Thomas^), b. at Eastham, July 5, 1728, is 
probably the one who m. Daniel Smith, at Qiatham, Feb. 6, 
1746 (Bailey, Vol. 3, p. 74), and probably d. soon. See mar- 
riage in 1752, of Daniel Smith, at Chatham, to Mary Rich, 
widow, probably the widow of No. 14, Amos* Rich. 

16. Mercy* Rich (Thomas^), b. at Eastham, Mass., June i, 1731, 
is probably she who m. Richard Morgan, at Chatham, April 7, 
1755 (Bailey, Vol. 3, p. 76). 

17. Bethtah* Rich (Thomas"), b. July 22, 1733, at Eastham, 
Mass., is probably-she who m. Reuben Cook, at Chatham, April 
14, 1757 (Bailey, Vol. 3, p. 76). 

19. Peter* Rich (Thomas^), b. at Eastham, Sept. 23, 1735; m. at 
Middletown, June 30, 1763., Penelope Brown, of Haddam 
(Bailey, Vol. I, p. 45). He is described in this record as of 
Middletown. See also Middletown Records, Vol. 2, p. 128. He 
d. before Dec. 3, 1764, at which time Penelope Rich was ad- 
ministratrix of the estate of Peter Rich, of Middletown (Pro- 
bate Record, Vol. 2, p. 98). The child Penelope given below 
was most probably his. Child of Peter* and Penelope (Brown) 
Rich: 

37. Penelope,' b. at Haddam, March 25, 1764 (Md. Record, 
Vol. 2, p. 128). 

31. Thomas* Rich (Thomas'^), b. at Chatham, March 8, 1774; m. 
at Middletown, May 29, 1766. Ruth Prior (Bailey, Vol. 6, p. 95, 
Md. Record, Vol. 2, p. 229). The following children were re- 
corded to them at Middletown. 

Children of Thomas* and Ruth (Prior) Rich: 



2 28 The Rich Family of Eastern Connecticut. IJuly 

38. Peter/ b. March 10, 1769; who was perhaps the Peter 
Rich, of Hartford, given in U. S. Census 1790, Con- 
necticut, p. 37, credited with i male over and i under 
16 years and 2 females. 

39. Elizabeth,' b. Nov. 10, 1770. 

40. Ruth,' b. March 13, 1772. Ruth Rich and Daniel Cot- 
ton were m. at Wethersfield, Dec. 9, 1790, which may 
refer to her. 

22. Eliakim® Rich (Thomas'), b. at Chatham, Conn., July 7, 1747. 
His mother Thankful was appointed his guardian April 7, 1752, 
and on Nov. i, 1762, Lemuel Lee was appointed his guardian 
(Md. Probate, Vol. i, p. 121, and Vol. 2, p. 63). In the Cen- 
sus of 1790, Eliakim Rich is credited with i white male over 
16 years, 3 white males under 16 and i white female. The dates 
below are from Middletown Church Records. 
Children of Eliakim* and ( ) Rich : 

41. Lucy,' b. ; d. Oct. 4, 1776, ae. 18 months (about). 

42. A child' (no name) ; d. at South Farms. 

43. Eliakim,' bap. Nov. ig, 1778. 

44. Eugene,' bap. Jan. 28, 1781 ; d. "July 13, 1798, at Mar- 
tinique, W. L, of fever, ae. 18" (Church record). 

-{-45. Harvey,' bap. Jan. 19, 1782; d. Jan. 21, 1844, ae. 61. 
46. Asa,' bap. Aug. 25, 1795, then aged 9 yrs. ; d. June 8, 

1802, at Denarara of the West India fever, ae. 16 yrs. 

(Church Record). 
+47. John,' bap. Aug. 25, 1795, then aged 6 yrs. 

48. Elias,' bap. Aug. 25, 1795, then aged 3 yrs. 

49. Thomas,' bap. Aug. 25, 1795, then aged i yr. 

50. Gilbert' ("Mate of the vessel in which Asa, No. 45 
died"). 

24. James* Rich (John"). The children given below are recorded 
in Cong. Church records of East Hampton (printed), pp. 79, 
80 and 90, respectively ; the mother's name as given is Phillis. 
He was born at Middle Haddam, Aug. 29, 1741. 

Children of James* and Phillis ( ) Rich : i 

51. Son,' b. Nov. 6, 1766. 

52. Son,' b. Aug. 17, 1768. 

53. Daughter,' b. Oct. 23, 1770. 

25. Mary* Rich (John=^), b. at Middle Haddam, April 29, 1743; 
m. John Goff, Oct. 24, 1765 (Bailey, Vol. 3, p. -Jj). In the dis- 
tribution of the estate of her father, John Rich, distributon was 
made to John Goff and Mary his wife (Md. Probate Records, 
Vol. 4, p. 306). 

26. Samuel* Rich (John''), b. at Middle Haddam, April 22, 1747, 
probably m. and had issue. In the U. S. Census of 1790, Con- 
necticut, p. 81, we find at Chatham Samuel Rich, 2 males over 
16, 2 males under 16 and 4 females. Bailey, Vol. 3, p. 80, gives 



1920-] The Rich Family of Eastern Connecticut. 229 

the marriage at Chatham, Jan. 10, 1782, of Samuel Rich and the 
widow Mary Goff. Further light is thrown on this family by 
the U. S. Pension records at VVashington, D. C, file S. 35626 
Connecticut, where we learn as follows: Applied for pension 
April 14, 1818, aged 72 yrs. (hence born about 1746-7). Resi- 
dence, Chatham, Conn. Enlisted at Chatham, Jan. i, 1777, 
private in Capt. Belcher's Company, Col. Jedediah Hunting- 
ton's regiment. Discharged June 8, 1783, at West Point, N. Y. 
Allowed 100 acres of land. Certificate 1686 issued June 30, 
1818, for $8 per month from Apr. 14, 1818, under act of March 
18, 1818. In 1820 resided at East Haddam, and stated that he 
had no family residing with him. 

27. JoHN^ Rich (John^), b. June 16, 1751, in Middle Haddam; 
probably m., for we find on page 114 of East Hampton Church 
records (printed) as follows : 
Children (probably his) : 

54. Infant' child, d. Feb. — , 1783. 

55. Child,' ae. 3 mos., d. June , 1784. 

38. IsA.'^c* Rich (John^), b. at Middle Haddam, March 15, 1756, 
is without doubt the Isaac Rich mentioned on p. 82, U. S. Cen- 
sus of 1790, East Haddam, credited with i male over 16, 4 males 
under 16 and 3 females. The births and baptisms of the three 
daughters and one of the sons, are as given below ; being all of 
the children of Isaac found on record. His wife's name was 
Mary, as shown by record of births of their children. 
Children of Isaac* and Mary ( ) Rich: 

56. Susanna,' bap. at Middle Haddam, Sept. 26, 1784, Cong. 
Ch. East Hampton, p. 96. 

57. Lucy,' b. East Hampton, May 20, 1776, Md. Record, 
Vol. I, p. no. 

58. Hannah,' b. East Hampton, Aug. 29, 1777, Md. Record, 
Vol. I, p. no. 

59. Isaac,' b. East Hampton, March 25, 1779, Md. Record, 
Vol. I, p. no. 

60 to 62. Three other sons mentioned in Census of 1790- 

30. Cornelius" Rich, son of Cornelius'^ and Rhoda (Fish) Rich, 
b. probably in Middle Haddam. The following records un- 
doubtedly refer to him : 

Cornelius Rich, d. at East Hampton (Chatham), Dec. 30, 1823, 
ae. 80 yrs. (Cong. Ch. Record, p. 120). Hence b. about 

1743- 

Keziah, relict of Cornelius Rich, d. Feb. 16, 1826, aged 79 yrs. 

(Cong. Ch. Record East Hampton, p. 121). Hence b. 

1747- 

In the Census of 1790, Connecticut, p. 81, we find: Cornelius 

Rich, Jr., head of family 2 white males including head. 16 yrs. old 

and upwards and 3 white males under 16 also 3 females including 



230 The Rich Family of Eastern Connecticut. [July 

heads of families. This gives him 4 sons and two daughters. He 
was one of the six sons who served in the Revolution. 

Children of Cornelius* and Keziah ( ) Rich: 

63. Infant' child, d. March 21, 1786, ae. i}4 hours, E. Hamp- 
ton, Ch. Record, p. 114. 

64. Cornelius,' Jr., who m. Nancy Campbell, of Lyme, April 
4, 1804 (Cong. Church Record, E. Hampton, p. 109), 
was probably his son. 

34. Lemuel' Rich (Cornelius'^), b. probably at Middle Haddam, 
Cong. Ch. Record, East Hampton, p. 106, gives Lemuel Rich 
and Deborah Taylor, m. Dec. 4, 1788; and in the U. S. Census 
of 1790, Connecticut, p. 81, his family consisted of i white male 
and 2 white females. U. S. Pension files at Washington, D. C, 
S 5994 Connecticut, give data as follows : Enlisted in Capt. 
David Dorrance Company, Col. Isaac Sherman's regiment. Pen- 
sioned for disability from 1789; married 1798 or 9 Sally Quin. 
In 1823 resided at Bennington, Vt. Berkshire Co. Mass., in 
1833; d. at Williamstown, Mass., Aug. 26, 1838, widow d. Oct. 
27, 1840 leaving one child Nelson Rich of Williamstown in 1852. 

Child of Lemuel* and Deborah (Taylor) Rich: 

65. Nelson' Rich. 

35. James* Rich (Cornelius^), see the very complete statement as 
to his parentage by Mr. Kibbe (given under No. 1 1, Cornelius), 
who supplied the following data to Mr. Norman F. Allen : 

James Rich, Jr., was lost at sea. He m. at Chatham, Conn., 
26 March, 1775, Margery Butler, bap. in Middletown First 
Cong. Church, Sept. 4, 1757. Recorded in first book of bap- 
tisms now in custody of the Church Oerk. This marriage is 
also recorded in Book I. p. 137, of Middletown records, and 
Vol. 3, p. 79, of Bailey's Connecticut Marriages. Mr. Rich 
was admitted to full communion in Congregational Church, 
East Hampton (Chatham), Feb. 10. 1779. See p. 124 as printed. 
The followng children are recorded to him at East Hampton. 

Children of James* and Margery (Butler) Rich: 

-|-66. Davis,' b. Nov. 24, 1775, Md. Record, Vol. I, p. 137. 
-i-67. Betty,' b. March 6, 1778, Md. Record, Vol. I, p. 137. 

68. Margery,' b. Oct. 9, 1779, Md. Record, Vol. I, p. 137. 

69. Noah,' bap. July 2, 1780, Cong. Ch. East Hampton, p. 
94. 

-f-70. John,' bap. Feb. 16, 1783, Cong. Ch. East Hampton, p. 
95- 

36. Amos' Rich (Amos*), b. at Middle Haddam, Sept. 3, 1750 
(Md. Record, Vol. 2, p. 189). Although there is a discrepancy 
of between one and two years in birth date, I think the follow- 
ing from U. S. Pension Records at Washington, refers to him. 
S. 43936 Connecticut, Amos Rich applied for pension May 5, 



I920.] The Rich Family of Eastern Connecticut. 2 3 1 

1818, ae. 66 years ; then residing at Walton, Delaware Co., 
N. Y. Enlisted at Litchfield, Conn., Feb., 1781, Capt. David 
Edgar, Col. Elisha Sheldon's 2d Continental Dragoons. Pre- 
vious to 1818 he had resided in New Hampshire, Vermont, and 
Rhode Island, serving at St. Johns, Battle of Bennington, and 
in Rhode Island. No family data given. Rachel Rich, wife of 
Amos Rich, was admitted to full communion in Middletown 
Church (ist Cong.), Oct. 2, 1800. Again in Church Records 
we have widow Rachel Rich, d. Mar. 13, 1834, aged 85, and 
therefore b. about 1749. 
Beers' History of Middlesex Co., p. 198, states that Martha, 
daughter of Abel and Jemima (Brainerd) Abell, m. Amos Rich. As 
Abel Abell was b. in 1757, and had eight children before Martha was 
born, her birth was probably not earlier than about 1790, which 
w-ould indicate that Amos" Rich had a son Amos,^ whose wife was 
Martha. 

Child of Amos' and Rachel ( ) Rich: 

71. Amos* (probably), who m. Martha Abell, as above. 

45. Harvey' Rich (Eliakim*), bap. Jan. 19, 1782, at Middletown, 
Cong. Church; d. Jan. 21, 1844, aged 61. Middletown Church 
Records, p. 39, gives marriage at Middletown, June 16, 1803, 
of Harvey Rich and Ruby Johnson. No further records were 
found. 

47. John' Rich (Eliakim^), was. bap. at Middletown, Aug. 25, 
1795, being then aged 6 years, and was, therefore, b. about 
1790. The children recorded to John and Abigail Rich, pp. 100 
and loi, Cong. Ch. Records East Hampton, were b. too early 
to have been his children, and are probably the children of John, 
No. 70, and are therefore so assigned. 

66. Davis' Rich (James"), b. in Chatham, Conn. (East Hampton), 
Nov. 24, 1775 (Md. Record, Vol. I, p. 137). is undoubtedly the 
one mentioned by Bailey (Vol. I, p. 52), as marrying at Had- 
dam, March, 1795, Freelove Brooke. The following children 
are from Haddam Records, as furnished by the Town Qerk. 

Children of Davis' and Freelove (Brooke) Rich: 

72. Samuel,* b. Sept. 24, 1796. 

73. Huldah,* b. June 23, 1798. 

74. Justin.* b. May 22, 1800. 

75. Nabby,* b. Feb. 22, 1802. 

76. David,* b. Feb. 22, 1805. 

77. Freelove,' also, probably, m. William Little, at Haddam, 
Sept. 9, 1821. 

67. Betty' Rich (James'), b. in Chatham. Conn., March 6, 1778 
(Md. Record, Vol. I. p. 137) ; d. at Enfield, Conn., Nov. 6, 
1864; m. at Enfield, March i, 1793. George Allen, b. Enfield. 
Conn., Oct. 24, 1770; d. Enfield, Sept. 2, 1833. Children re- 



232 The Rich Family of Eastern Connecticut. [July 

corded in Allen's History of Enfield, as follows : Children of 
George' and Betty (Rich) Allen: 

78. George/ b. Dec. 11, 1795, History of Enfield, p. 1704. 

79. Betsey,* b. Feb. 16, 1798, History of Enfield, p. 1704. 

80. Norman,* b. Oct. 18, 1800, History of Enfield, p. 1704. 

81. Henry,' b. Jan. 15, 1803, History of Enfield, p. 1704. 

82. Clarissa Maria,* b. Aug. 5, 1812, History of Enfield, p. 
1718. 

70. John' Rich (James*), b. at East Hampton, and bap. Feb. 16, 
1783; had wife Abigail; for the following children recorded on 
pages 100 and loi of East Hampton Church (printed records), 
could have been children of none other than him. 
Children of John' and Abigail ( ) Rich: 

83. Amelia,* bap. May 10, 1801. 

84. Joseph Butler,* bap. May 26, 1805. 

85. Abigail,* bap. July 13, 1806. 

86. Nathaniel Austin,* bap. July 3, 1808. 

The following records probably relate to this family, but I have 
been unable to assign them their proper places. 

Jesse Rich and Anna Blake were m. at Middletown, June i, 
1800 (Ch. Record, p. 35). Anna Rich was Administratrix of estate 
of Jesse Rich, of Middletown, Dec. 27, 1802 (Prob. Record, Vol. I, 
pp. 434,435). Dec. 28, 1805, Nancy Meigs, dau. of the widow Anne 
Rich (aged about 5 years), was bap. Dec. 5, 1802, Anna Rich, widow 
of Jesse, asked prayers of Cong. Church, Middletown on account 
of death of her husband who d. at Charleston, S. C, and was buried 
Nov. 2 last past, having died of yellow fever, aged 25. 

We also have as follows: 

Sarah Rich and William Exton, m. at Chatham, Feb. 21, 1781 
(Bailey, Vol. 3, p. 80). Infant child, d. March 24, 1786, at East 
Hampton, ae. 1 1 weeks. 

Mercy Rich, of Middle Haddam and Enos Dewey, m. March 15, 
1787, Cong. Ch. Record, E. Hampton, p. 106. 

Jerusha Rich, Chatham, and John Riley, m. May i, 1796 (Church 
Record, p. 107). 

Joseph Rich and Abigail McQure m. Chatham, April 2, 1800 
(Ch. Record, p. 108) ; their infant child, d. April 4, 1809, ae. i yr. 
(Ch. Record, p. 108). 

Thomas Rich and Susanna Freeman, m. at Chatham, Oct. 21, 
1804 (Ch. Record, p. 109). 

Mercy Rich, of Chatham, and Dexter Parmenter, of Princetown, 
N. Y., m. East Hampton, May i, 1805 (Ch. Record, p. 109). 

Russell Rich and Phebe Leonan, East Hampton, m. Dec. 4, 1817 
(Ch. Record, p. iii). 

Dorcas Rich and Benjamin Griffin, m. E. Hampton, Aug. 30, 
1818 (Ch. Record, p. iii). 

Rachel H. Rich and Joseph L. Brainerd m. E. Hampton, Nov. 
27, 1823 (Ch. Record, p. 112). 



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Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Wawarsing. 



233 



RECORDS OF THE REFORMED DUTCH CHURCH OF 
WAWARSING. 



Edited by Royden Woodward Vosburgh. 



(Coatinaed from Vol. LI, p. 147, of the Record.) 

ERS IN FULL COMMUNION IN THE P. 
HURCH, WAWARSING, zsth MAY, 1842. 



"MEMB 
C 

300 (174) John S. Dewit, 

301 (tss) & Sarah, his wife. 

302 (262) Jane Ann Dewit 

303 (210?) Catharine Bevier 

304 (195) Charity Davis 

305 (240) Eliza Bevier 

306 (250) Abraham G. Bevier 

307 (228) Mrs. Snow 

308 (joo) Johannes Hornbeck, 

309 ( 199) & wife 

310 (264) Mrs. Depuy 

311 (166) Sarah Vernooy 

312 (275) Jacob Jansen, 

313 (278) & wife. 

314 (211) Benjamin Depuy, 

315 (184) & wife, Mrs. Depuy 

316 (260) Julia Van Wagenen 

317 (132) Garret Van Wagenen 

318 (222) Mrs. Gilpin 

319 (225) Thomas Dewit, 

320 (165) & wife, Mrs. D. 

321 (167) Elizabeth Dewit 

322 (285) Maria Hardenburgh 

323 Anna Van Wagenen 

324 Mary Clearwater 

325 (232) John J. Hardenburgh 

326 (272) Jane Hardenburgh 



159. 
R. D. 



Deceased, May, 1845. 



Deceased, Nov. 15, 1861. 
Deceased, Sept. — , 1844. 



Deceased, April — , 1847. 
Deceased, Oct. — , 1844. 

Deceased, Jan. — , 1843. 

Deceased, Jan. — , 1844. 
Deceased Aug. 21, 1847. 

Dismissed to Ref." D. C. 
lenville. May, 1844. 



El- 



Deceased, Aug. 30, 1843. 
Dismissed to R. D. C. Roches- 
ter, Aug., 1844. 



" This is a revised list of members made out by the Rev. James Demarest 
at the beginning of his pastorate. It consists of numbers 300 to 364, inclusive. 
If the record of membership had been perfectly kept, all the names in the list 
would have appeared before, on the respective dates when they were actually 
received. In the second column, the numbers in parentheses indicate the 
original numbers of these persons, as far as it is possible to determine them. 
A few of the names do not appear to have been recorded before. 



234 



Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Waiuarsing. 



[July 



327 
328 

329 
330 
331 
332 
333 
334 
335 

336 
337 
338 
339 
340 
341 

3*2 
343 
344 
345 
346 
347 
348 
349 
35° 
351 
352 
353 

354 
355 
356 
357 
359 
360 
361 
362 

363 
364 



(273) 
(274) 

[204) 
(297) 

[226) 

[251) 

147) 

(293) 
(294) 
(292) 
[290) 

[173) 
[157) 

[212) 

(241) 
(270) 

(239) 
(208) 
[189) 
[190) 
(295) 

[220) 
[234) 



[186?) 
(202) 
[263?) 

>7S?) 
[244) 

;258) 
[287) 



271) 



Jane Bruyn 

Mrs. L. Hardenburgh Deceased, Dec, 1842. 

Mrs. Depuy (widow of Joseph Depuy) 

Jane Hixon 

David Van Wagenen 

Sarah Bruyn 

Rachel Marvin 

Mrs. Bergy 

Eli Dewit 



Dismissed, June, 
Ellenville. 



1 846, to 



Isaac Tooker, 
& wife. 

Jacob Turner, 
& wife. 

Wilhelmus Bevier, 
& wife. 



Jemima Bevier 
Maria Bevier 
Daniel Hornbeek 
Maria Vernooy 
Mrs. Ladenburgh 
Ab? Van Steenburgh, 
& wife, 

Mrs. (Albert) Demarest 
Mrs. Hoornbeck 
Thomas Stillwell, 
& wife. 
Eve Low 



Dismissed, April, 1846. 



160. 



Dismissed, April, 1846. 
Dismissed, April, 1846. 



Deceased, April, 1847. 



Graharas- 



Grahams- 



) Dismissed to ch. 

) ville, Dec, 1844. 
Dismissed to ch. 
ville, Dec, 1844. 
Peter Swartwout, ) Dismissed to ch. Grahams- 

& wife. S ville, Dec, 1844. 

Betsey Dewit (CoH woman) (Deceased) 

John Waters & wife Dismissed, March, 1846. 

Cornelius Vernooy 

Maria Cortwright Dismissed to Grahamsville. 

Sophia Doll 

Mary Ann Swartwout, (wife of Ab? Hoornbeck) Dis- 
missed to Grahamsville, Dec, 1844. 

Sarah Elizabeth Swartwout (wife of Van Aken) 

Dismissed to Grahamsville, Dec, 1844. 

John D. Hoornbeck 



1920.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Wawarsing. 235 

161. 

Rev''. James Demarest commenced his regular 
ministry in the ReP Dutch Church of Wawarsing, 
on the ist Sabbath in March, 1842. 
June 3, 365 Betsey, a coloured woman, on confession. Died, 
1842 Jan. 25, 1852. 

366 Miss Jane Eliza Gilpin, by certificate from the 
Presbyterian Church, Marlborough. 

Sept. 2, 367 Cornelius B. Hermance & Mrs. B. Pamela Heer- 
1842 mance, on certificate from the Congregational 

Church in Spencer. 

Nov. 28 Received on confession, at Lackawack: 

1842 369 Mary Davis, widow of Dan! Osterhoudt. 

370 Jane Low, wife of Albert Gregory 

371 Samantha Benjamin, wife of Rich'! Canine. 

,372 Joanna V. Wells Dismissed to ch. Grahams- 

ville, Dec, 1844. 

373 Johanna Hornbeck, wife of Jacob H. Hornbeck 

Dismissed to ch. Grahamsville, Dec, 1844. 

374 Elizabeth H. Shealy, wife of Peter D. Osterhoudt. 

Dismissed to ch. Grahamsville, Dec, 1844. 

375 Levina Osterhoudt, wife of David Smith. 

376 John Simpson Dismissed to Grahamsville. 

377 Albert Gregory 

378 Peter D. Osterhoudt Dismissed to ch. Grahams- 

ville, Dec, 1844. 

379 Benjamin Christian Dismissed to Grahamsville, 

Dec, 1844. 

380 John D. Osterhoudt Dismissed to Grahamsville, 

Dec, 1844. 

162. 
Dec. 2, At Napanoch: 

1842 381 Sarah Darling, wife of David Demarest. 

382 Amanda Benjamin, wife of Nathl Blake. 

383 Harriet Eliza, wife of Reuben Vernooy. Deceased 

Aug. 20, 1847. 

384 Sarah Depuy, wife of Moses Clearwater. 

385 Catharine Clearwater, wife of E. Vernooy. 

386 Gabriel W. Ludlum 

387 Levi Low 

388 Catharine Ludlum, wife of G. W. Ludlum, on cer- 

tificate from the R. D. Ch. Fallsburgh. 

389 Ann Eliza Brodhead, wife of Charles Brodhead, 

from R. D. C. Kingston. Dismissed, June, 1847. 



236 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Wawarsing. Ijuly 

Feb. 27, Received on confession, at Lackawack: 

& 
Mar. 4, 390 Eve Shealy, wife of Cornelius Shealy. Dismissed 
1843 to eh. at Grahams ville, Dec, 1844. 

391 Anna Thompson, wife of Peter Shealy. Dismissed 

to ch. Grahamsville, Dec., 1844. 

392 Jacob H. Hornbeck. Dismissed to Grahamsville, 

Dec, 1844. 

393 Ab™ H. Hornbeck, Jun; Dismissed to ch. at Gra- 

hamsville, Dec, 1844. 

394 Nelson Mitchell 

395 Cornelius H. Shealy. Dismissed to ch. Grahams- 

ville, Dec, 1844. 

396 James G. Davis 

397 Benjamin H. Davis 

398 Jane Ann Bevier, wife of P. L. V. Swartwout. Dis- 

missed to ch. Grahamsville. Dec, 1844. 

399 Mary Anne M'.' Nary, wife of N. Mitchell. 

400 James S. Shealy. Dismissed to Grahamsville, 

Dec, 1844. 

At Napanoch: 

401 Cornelia C. Tenyck, wife of A. Slauson. Dismissed 

to Murray St. ch. N. Y. 

402 Catharine E. Tenyck, wife of Dr. B. R. Bevier. 

403 Catharine E. Demarest. Dismissed, June 21, 1847, 

to Presb. Ch. Lancaster, W. T. 

404 Catharine Depuy, wife of Calvin Hoornbeck. 

405 Sarah Frost, wife of Jacob A. Low. 

406 Jane Depuy, wife of Dan! Hoornbeck. 

407 Rachel Depuy, widow of R. Hoornbeck. 

408 Catharine Dewitt, widow of Will" N. M? Donald. 

Deceased. 

409 Martha Decker. Dismissed to Grahamsville, Dec.,, 

1844. 

410 Catharine Jansen 

163. 

411 Elizabeth Roots, wife of James G. Davis. 

412 Rachel H. Decker. Deceased, Apr. 16, 1847. 

413 Mary C. Ludlum. Deceased, Nov. 7, 1843. 

414 Mary High. Dismissed to Presbyt" Ch. Rahway. 

415 Catharine J. Bruyn. 

416 Eliza Crooks Bryen. 

417 Elsie Depuy, wife of Garret A. Van Wagenen. 

418 Sarah E. Van Wagenen, wife of Joseph Munson. 

419 Sarah Ann Curtis, wife of John Van Schaick. 



1920.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Wawarsing. 237 

420 Garritie Van Keuren, widow of Lewis Bevier. 

421 Mary Ann De Witt, wife of Johnathan Brundage. 

422 Albert Slauson. Dismissed to Murray St. Ch. N. Y. 

423 John T. Van Schaick 

424 Calvin Hoornbeck 

425 Nathaniel Blake 

426 William Snow, Senr 

427 Jonathan Brundage 

428 George L. D. Snow. Deceased, Aug. 14, 1846. 

429 Philander Smith 

On certificate: 

430 Catharine Gilpin, from the Presbyterian Church at 

New Windsor. 

431 Mary Schoonmaker, wife of Jas. Demarest, from the 

Reformed Dutch Church, Williamsburgh. 

June 2 On Confession: 

1843 432 Mary Ann Moore, wife of Philip T. Van Keuren. 

433 Margaret Ostrander, wife of John C. Krum. 

434 Sally Churchill, wife of Lyman Davenport. 

435 Mary Elizabeth, wife of William Snow, Jun' 

164. 

436 Margaret Gilpin. Dismissed to Grahamsville, Dec, 

1844. 

437 Leah Markle, wife of Cornelius T. Decker. 

438 Maria Sleight, wife of Benjamin Ostrander. 

439 Charity Schoonmaker, wife of Martin J. Schoon- 

maker. 

440 Ann Christina Doll, widow of Azariah Salpaugh. 

441 Catharine Himroth, wife of Peter Weist. *Deceased. 

442 Lyman Davenport 

443 Garret A. Van Wagenen 

444 David Ter Bush 

445 Theodore Slauson. Dismissed to 2nd Ch. Coxsackie. 

446 Philip T. Van Keuren 

On certificate: 

447 Sarah Van Wagenen, wife of John Matthews, from 

the Ref''. Dutch Church of Ellenville. 

Sept. I On confession: 

1843 448 Elisha Bruce, and Wealthy Ann, wife of Elisha 
Bruce. 

Dec. I 450 Elizabeth Ostrander, wife of Charles Taylor. Dis- 
1843 missed to Presbyterian Ch. Rondout. 

* Written in pencil in original record. 



238 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Wawarsing. [July 

451 Jane Irvin, wife of Jacob C. Turner. 

452 Mary Hoornbeek, wife of Levi Van Aken. Dis- 

missed to Grahamsville, Dec, 1844. 

165. 

453 Elon Stone, Jun! 

454 Levi Van Aken. Dismissed to Grahamsville, Dec, 

1844. 

455 Charles Taylor. Dismissed to Presbyterian Church 

Rondout. 

456 Jacob C. Turner. 

On certificate: 

457 Esther W. Maston, wife of Abf Van Steenburgh, 

from the Presbyterian Church in Spring Street, 
New York City. 

Mar. I On confession: 

1844 458 Maria Turner 

459 Olevia Maria Dexter, wife of Henry G. Shook. 

460 Henry G. Shook 

461 Elizabeth Osterhoudt, wife of Jacob Shealy. Dis- 

missed to Ch. Grahamsville, Dec, 1844. 

462 Jacob Shealy, Jun' Dismissed to Grahamsville, 

Dec, 1844. 

463 Charity Middagh, wife of James J. Requa. 

464 James J. Requa 

On certificate: 

465 John Wells & Maria, his wife, from the Ref**. Dutch 

Church of Fallsburgh. Dismissed to Grahams- 
ville, Dec, 1844. 
467 Jane A. Hornbeck, wife of John D. Hoornbeek, 
from the Presbyterian Church in Carmine Street, 
City of New York. Deceased, Sept. 9, 1848. 

May 31, 468 Ellen Blake, wife of Mackin, from the Houston 

1844 Street Presbyterian Church, New York. 

166. 
May 31, On confession: 

1844 469 Catharine A. Bevier. * Dismissed to Owasco. 
470 William C. M" Cune. Dismissed. 
Aug. 30 471 Peter Weist 

1844 472 Catharine Wells, widow of Gideon Hoornbeek. 
Mar. 7, 473 Julia Ann Powers, wife of Philander Smith. 

1845 474 Helen Depuy, wife of John Hoornbeek. 

475 Nelly Depuy 

476 Jane Bevier, widow of Moses C. Depuy. Deceased, 

Aug. 22, 1847. 

* Written in pencil in the original record. 



1920.] Records 0/ the Reformed Dutch Church of Wawarsing. 239 

477 James Moxham 

On certificate: 

478 Mr. G. Osborn & his wife, from the Ref! D. Church 

of Fallsburgh. 
May 30, On confession: 

1845 480 Jane Lenon, wife of Theodore Hoffman. 

481 Elizabeth Hoffman 

482 Theodore Hoffman 

483 Margaretta Wiler, wife of Henry Ruttgerodt. 

484 Henry Ruttgerodt 

167. 
Feb. 27, 485 E. Orville Demarest 

1846 
Sept. 4, 486 Meta Lulmann. Dismissed to Pres. Ch. Potosi, 

1846 W. T., June, 1847. 

May 28, On certificate, from churches in Holland: 

1847 487 Cornelius Straijer and Lena Stoel, his wife. 

489 Maria vStraijer, widow of Marinus de Jonge. 

490 Jas. Van der Meere 

Sept. 3, 49 1 John A. Carr, on certificate from the Presbyterian 

1847 Church at Freeport, Ohio. *Dismissed. 

Dec. 3, On confession: 

1847 492 Mary Ann Van Wagenen, wife of David Freer. 

On certificate: 

493 Rachel Wheller, wife of Zachariah D. Baird, from 

the Reformed Dutch Church of Guilford. 

494 Martha Decker, wife of Melford Vernooy, from the 

Ref D. Church of Grahamsville. 

168. 
Apr. 3, On confession: 

1848 495 Gertrude M"^ Donald 

496 Catharine Burhans 

497 Mary E. Hughs, *wife of Th. Hoffman. 

498 Helen Ludlum 

499 Julia Ann Demarest 

500 Frances A. AUiger 

501 Catharine S. Bevier 

502 Sarah Ann Demarest 

503 Magdalen Vernooy, wife of Corn; Vernooy 

504 James J. Bruyn 

505 Reuben Vernooy 

506 Isaac Alliger 

507 Morgan Lamoree 

508 John W. Davis *■ 



* Written in pencil in the original record. 



240 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of IVa-warsing. IJuly 

Apr. 14, 509 Phebe Low *Mrs. Marsh 

1848 510 Levi Snyder * Expunged 

511 Elizabeth S. Griffin, wife of Harry Lamoree. 
May 5, 512 Peter Jansen 
1848 513 Elizabeth Van Kleeke, wife of Will™ Doll. 
514 William Henry Doll 
Apr. 3, On certificate from churches in Holland: 

1848 515 Peter Hendrick de Pree, and -v Dismissed to 

516 Debora Van Herculeus, his wife I thechurchinOt- 

517 F. Van Drule f away Co., Michi- 

518 CathrinaLyden J gan,May22,i848 

169. 

May 5, 519 Alexander Watson, on certificate from the West 
1848 Presbyterian Church, New York City. 

July 31, On Confession: 

1848 520 James Leonard Lamoree 

Aug. 4, 521 Gertrude Elizabeth Eckert 

1848 On Certificate: 

522 Dinah N. Dewitt, wife of Morgan Lamoree, from 

the Refl Dutch Church, Ellenville. 

From Churches in Holland: ^ 

523 Johannis Hendrickse, & 

524 Catharina Viergever, his wife 

525 Matthys Hendrickse Dismissed to the 

526 Helena Hendrickse - Dutch Church at 

527 Adriana Hendrickse Grand Rapids. 

528 Mereitje Hendrickse 

529 Cornells de Blonde 

Feb. 4, 530 Baaltjie Post, widow of Abraham Van Steenbergh, 

1849 dec!, from the Reformed Dutch Church of King- 
ston. 

June 3, 531 Mrs. Sarah Heermance, from the first Congre- 
1849 gational Church of Tioga. 

532 Daniel S. Woodruff, & Hariet Ann Woodruff, his 
wife, from the first Congregational Church of 
Sharon, Ct. 

170. 
June 3, On confession: 

1849 S34 Nelly Kelder, wife of Benjamin Smith. 

END OF RECORDS OF THE REFORMED DUTCH CHURCH OF WAWARSING, 
VOLUME I. 



* Written in pencil in the original record. 



Ig20.] Addresses. 24 1 

ADDRESSES 

DELIVERED AT A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL 
AND BIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY, APRIL 10, I92O, CALLED FOR THE PUR- 
POSE OF CONFERRING HONORARY MEMBERSHIP OF THE SOCIETY UPON 

HIS EXCELLENCY, JEAN JULES JUSSERAND, 

FRENCH AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. 



The meeting was held at the Society's Hall, at 3.30 P. M., Qar- 
ence Winthrop Bowen, the President of the Society, in the chair. 

Rev. Ernest Milmore Stires, Rector of St. Thomas' Protestant 
Episcopal Church, having been delegated by the Board of Trustees 
to announce to His Excellency, the Ambassador, his election as an 
Honorary Member of the Society, thus addressed the Society and 
the Ambassador: 

"It is well that we should advise His Excellency, the French 
Ambassador, of the fact that we meet here not to confer a distinc- 
tion, but to receive one. I can well understand that certain of our 
relatives, not Americans — shall we say our English 'cousins?'— 
hearing of this occasion may declare : How characteristically 
American it must have been ! The New World electing the Old 
World to honorary membership ! 

It is for no such purpose we are met to-day. It is rather to de- 
clare a debt of gratitude and to express the realization of a sense 
of relationship to which we desire to give some formal expression, 
and to present some tangible symbol of that debt and relationship. 
This Society exists because it is grateful for the past. The Gene- 
alogical and Biographical Society of New York, looks back with 
some degree of pride, but with a very large degree of gratitude to 
the heroism, the courage, the devotion of our forbears who, facing 
undreamt of difificulties and perils, began one of the great experi- 
ments of human history upon this Continent. 

We are not organized primarily for the purpose of living, as it 
were, in the reflected light of the glory of our ancestors; we know 
how to value our relationship to them ; we know how to estimate 
our sense of responsibility to them. It is not with any sort of false 
pride that we are tempted to think of ourselves as better than 
others, but we meet from time to time to remind ourselves of how 
much more the country and the world has a right to expect of those 
to whom very much has been given. 

After all, we sympathize with the young woman in an attractive 
play presented here in America a few years ago who, when the sub- 
ject of the respective age of certain families of the community was 
up for consideration, remarked, with a smile which the audience 
knew how to appreciate. "If you go a little way back, we are all de- 
scended from the Adamses." (laughter.) 

Among the causes for gratitude which animate the New York 
Genealogical and Biographical Society is the constant sense of its 



242 Addresses. [July 

debt to France. In the early days of the Republic, before indeed 
it was as yet launched as a Republic, there was a somewhat serious 
difference of opinion between the people dwelling in this land and 
a certain German-born King of England. We experienced in those 
early days something of that which the world has still more pain- 
fully experienced and on a larger scale in these later times. We 
knew what it was in this community to have our fair fields over- 
run with Hessian mercenaries. 

We look back with gratitude and with joy to the attitude of 
France, your Excellency, in those difficult days. And the Society 
knows how to value the great share that France had in the birth 
of this Nation. But it is not only because of the contribution of 
France to the young country struggling for existence, to the young 
country fighting for those great ideals and principles which in these 
later times civilization has found essential for the whole world; 
it is not only because of the physical strength and the cheering spirit- 
ual comfort which we derived from France in those days which ex- 
cite our gratitude to France as well as our appreciation. For many, 
many generations — and if we were centuries old we would be able 
to say for centuries past — France has been the inspiration of the 
world in literature, in art and in science. 

Few people, unfortunately, seem to realize how vastly more im- 
portant have been the original contributions of France to science 
than those of that nation with which both France and ourselves have 
more recently been at war. Only well furnished, professional scien- 
tists understand that, in many of the most important scientific 
achievements of the last generation, the initial discoveries were made 
in France. They were developed, utilized and exploited by the 
clever Huns across the border, and oftentimes the credit went to 
them, whereas the credit for the original discovery ought to belong 
to France. 

That, however, is known in America; and it is not only because 
of the personal debt which this nation — may I say politically — owes 
to France, but what we owe to France for inspiration in the arts 
and sciences which constitutes, at least, a part of the debt which we 
should like to recognize to-day. 

Sir; iP is more difficult to speak of our recent and more in- 
timate relationship on the battle fields of France. With the rest 
of the world, we, too, were stunned on the first day of August, 1914, 
when the incredible thing happened. The Ambassador of France 
will permit me to stop here for a moment and speak of the way_ in 
which we were thrilled at the very beginning by a nation which 
perhaps might not feel dignified if we applied to it any other racial 
designation than that which it claims as its own but which never- 
theless seems to America to have been inspired by the French spirit, 
as indeed it almost entirely speaks the French language— I mean 
Belgium. 

To us spiritually, Belgium is almost a part of France. It was no 
surprise, to those who knew her and knew her spirit, that when 
there was choice between a certain sort of safety with dishonor on 



igzo.] Addresses. 243 

the one hand, and crucifixion, but with honor unstained on the 
other, there was not a moment's doubt as to what Belgium would do. 
We recall very gratefully the quiet and quick answer of France to 
the challenge of those early days of August, 19 14, and we breathed 
a sigh of relief and joined with you in prayers of thanksgiving to 
Almighty God, uttered by the entire French nation, and by that 
honored member thereof, the great Foch, himself, when the retreat 
of the Huns from Paris began. 

It was not strange. Sir, to us who knew your people and knew 
your country's history, that there shone out so clearly in those days 
with spontaneous renaissance, a brilliant light and glory and power 
that had never before been manifested, so it seemed to us, in the 
history of France or any other nation, and which seemed to us the 
very incarnation of honor and of courage and modesty. 

I remember — if I may be permitted to speak with some degree 
of personality — how profoundly stirred I was, your Excellency, by 
letters which I began to receive from France in May, 1917, from my 
oldest son, a lad of eighteen, who had gone over to drive an ambu- 
lance with the Army of General Mangin, and served six months in 
the Aisne Campaign on the Chemin-des-Dames. One letter after 
another was filled with enthusiastic appreciation of the marvellous 
French people, and declared that, in spite of their sufiferings, and in 
spite of the constant threat of their being overwhelmed by the 
great hordes pushing down upon them from the Rhine, that nobody 
who saw them fight could believe that their spirit was other than 
invincible, or that they ever could be conquered by any numbers 
which could be sent against them in battle array. (Applause.) 

It is not a small part of my pride, your Excellency, that having 
received a scratch from a bit of a German shell, a 220, he was 
privileged to leave a few drops of his blood ,and of mine in him, 
upon the field of honor in France. And then, when I myself had 
the privilege of going along the battle line in the summer of 1918, 
from those dark days of July, to the brighter days in the end of 
October, I felt again that no one who could see the French fight 
could ever have any doubt as to what the issue of that war would 
be. In fact, Sir, from what I saw of the French armies in action, I 
felt almost compelled to come to the conclusion that with the in- 
evitable French kindness and courtesy they had simply delayed wind- 
ing up that afifair so that America might save her face and take her 
place in the line. (Applause.) 

And yet. Sir, the spirit of the French soldiers, officers and men, 
in the front lines was in no respect finer, nobler and more inspiring 
than the invariable spirit of the French people — young and old, men 
and women, in whatsoever part of France you met them. 

It was a thrilling story, though one which did not surprise me, 
which was told me shortly after I landed at Bordeaux, in July, 1918, 
and Was on my way north to Paris, and from there up to the lines. 
A friend who had already spent a year in France, and who met me 
in Bordeaux, said, as we were on our way north, pointing over to 
the east, 'Over there is La Rochelle. I would like to tell you a 



244 Addresses. [July 

story of a widow who lived there.' I said, 'Please tell it.' He said, 
'When the war came, this widow had five stalwart sons, and she 
gathered them together ; she had been a poor woman all her life, 
but she looked at them with a smile and said, 'My boys, for the 
first time in my life I realize that I am rich. I have five sons to 
give to France, and you will all go quickly to your places and do 
your best.' Four of the boys, one after another in the first year or 
two of the war, made the last great sacrifice ,and it so happened that 
the four of them died fighting around Verdun. Finally the news 
came to her that her fifth and last boy had died in action near Ver- 
dun. When the news came to her she looked with a smile at the 
man — an old cripple — who brought her the tidings and made quiet 
preparations for a journey. She walked from La Rochelle to Ver- 
dun. The story of her journey and of her experience is too long 
even to be suggested here this, afternoon, but at any rate, after 
several weeks of walking, some three or four hundred miles it 
must be, at last she reached the lines around Verdun, where her 
explanations as to her journey seemed so strange that she soon 
found herself in the presence of the General commanding who, 
with great sympathy, but firmness said, 'You must give me the real 
reason for your presence here.' She said, 'Sir, my five boys gave 
their lives around Verdun for France and for the world's freedom 
and I have made a pilgrimage that I may kneel here at the altar 
where they off^ered the sacrifice, and thank God for having given 
me such sons, and then whisper in their ear that their mother is 
very proud of them !' 

That, my friends, was the spirit of all France, not only of the 
officers and men in the fighting lines, but of every human being you 
met over there. It is not strange that our lads are reported to have 
fought well in France. We think they were pretty good stuf? to 
begin with, but how a soldier could do otherwise than fight well in 
France would pass my comprehension. (Applause.) 

It was just about two years ago, your Excellency, shortly after 
the great March offensive began near the North Sea and Marshal 
Haig and his men were having a very rough and difficult time of 
it. when one British division after another, badly smashed, was 
going back to the rear to be replaced by fresh troops, that a French 
division went in the late afternoon of a day that had been disastrous 
and costly. A French 'poilu' was heard saying to a Captain whom 
he knew verv intimately and who came from his own home town, 
'Your pardon, Captain, but why is it that we are being sent in when 
one British division after another had been smashed and sent back. 
We are being sent in when nothing can be accomplished.' 'Quiet, 
my son,' said the Captain. 'After all it is owr France!' 

It is not strange, therefore, Indies and Gentlemen, that knowing 
France and loving France, that we feel it a great privilege that the 
French Ambassador has consented to receive our personal ack- 
nowledgment of an infinite debt. We hope that he will not think 
it strange that America, with what is said to be her invariable abil- 
ity for recognizing something that is valuable, is going to the utmost 



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245 



limits to-day in an effort to claim personal relationship with France, 
The Genealogical Society is determined that the French branch of 
its family tree must be considerably strengthened. 

Ambassadors are, of course, supposed to accept alleged distinc- 
tions as a tribute to the country which they represent. That is not 
a sufficient explanation for this occasion. Uur guest is the Dean of 
all the Ambassadors in Washington. He has seen many changes 
take place in the representatives of foreign Governments to the 
United States. I imagine he has seen no less than four or five 
changes in that of the British Government t0i the United States 
during his residence in Washington, and all this while he, a quiet, 
modest, scholarly gentleman, has been continuously the representa- 
tive of France, always firm, yet always reasonable; always just, yet 
always generous ; he has served France faithfully ; he has endeared 
himself to all Americans. He is too intelligent for us to attempt 
to deceive him concerning the character of this occasion, he is not 
here, as I have already stated, to receive a distinction, but to confer 
one. It is to America and to our Society that the honor of this day 
belongs. 

Your presence. Sir, reminds us of your country's great share in 
the birth of our nation, and of your country's predominating part 
in the more recent preservation of the liberties of mankind. In ac- 
cepting membership in our Society you are graciously acknowledg- 
ing our blood brotherhood of earlier days and of later days. You 
are consenting to transfuse the blue blood of noble tradition and 
glorious achievement into the red blood of hopeful youth. We are 
grateful, Sir, and we pray that you may long remain with us, 
strengthening the real relationship between two great nations who 
must march side by side to protect and increase the freedom and 
happiness of all mankind. 

Your Excellency, I have the very great honor to announce that 
you have been unanimously elected an Honorary Member of the 
Genealogical and Biographical Society of New York." (Pro- 
longed Applause.) 

The President then addressed the Society in introduction of 
the Guest of Honor, saying: 

"Ladies and Grentlemen : We are not in the habit of intro- 
ducing members, for they are one of us and they need no intro- 
duction. The gentleman who will now address you is an Honorary 
Member of the Society. That distinction has been conferred upon 
him as you have just heard by the preceding speaker. The Am- 
bassador of France to the United States will now address you." 
(Applause.) 

In response to the Rev. Dr. Stires' announcement and to the 
President's introduction. Ambassador Jusserand replied as follows : 

"Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen : I am deeply gratified 
by the action of your Board of Trustees of which I have just been 
informed in terms so touching, so moving for one of my race, that 



246 Addresses. [July 

really I could scarcely quiet my emotions. The Reverend Dr. Stires 
knew how to touch the most intimate fibers of the heart of a man 
from France. He is an American, and that explains it. He is a 
father and a member of the church and he had a soldier son at 
the front. He, too, like the French woman, can say, 'I am rich. I 
have given a son for the defense of liberty in general and in the 
abstract.' It is a liberty that will benefit all the nations that deserve 
it, for it is one for which so many French and Americans have died 
in recent times and this liberty shall continue in the future even if 
future opposition should arise. (Applause.) 

The Rev. Dr. Stires spoke of the impressions here during the 
war and the impressions abroad. I was in this country during the 
whole of the war; I left Paris on the morning of the day when it 
was declared, and returned to America at once, and never left the 
Capitol City during all that period. And we had very sad days ! 
When I think of the first weeks when as the news came and we did 
not know whether we would survive as a great nation or not, until 
finally one morning I walked into the room of my wife, and said to 
her, 'It is a victory.' And she burst into tears. It was the Marne ! 

After this we had very many varied days, days where the French 
showed what they were and that they did not change. There were 
some people who said that a war of patience is a war that the 
French will lose because, although they are plucky, they are not pa- 
tient. I answered that the French fought and won the Hundred 
Years' War, and no one else has done that. The other fellow 
lost it. 

And then we had the day when the news came in France that 
the Americans were coming, those men to whom we had sent a 
handful of men, a small army, under Lafayette, and the small army 
of Rochambeau, which was all that we could do. And now you 
came in millions. We had put it in as a condition of the Revolu- 
tionary treaty, that if anything happens we were not to accept a 
recompense because we came to fight for your independence and 
not for any recompense, and we kept our word. When Yorktown 
was taken, we were bribed for a separate peace, but we refused by a 
letter of which Franklin said, T like that letter very much.' 

You reciprocated what we had done ; we had no example to fol- 
low and never until your entrance into the war had we been imi- 
tated. Your noble nation duplicated our early action. You came 
with all your youth and power for nothing except for what is most 
.sacred in our eyes, for the cause of right, for the cause of liberty in 
order that democracy might survive in this world ; you came with- 
out a thought, without an afterthought, being bent upon receiving 
nothing as a compensation, and you got nothing and you wanted 
nothing except what you have — gratitude. I am no prophet and I 
cannot see into the future ; but, if you are threatened again you may 
count on us. (Applause.) 

The Reverend Doctor has put me quite off my track. I have been 
elected a member of this Society and I intended to speak to you about 
genealogy, as I know that one must speak about some specific sub- 



igM.] Addresses. 247 

ject, and I wanted to speak to you about genealogy and about one 
particular individual. If you are so good as to give me a few mo- 
ments audience, I shall fulfill that part of my agreeable task and 
comply with what I conceive to be the desire of this meeting. 

We know perfectly well that our parents, being human, had 
faults as has every man and woman. We want to know what they 
were and to emulate their better characteristics. In order to fulfill 
their wish, that is, to try and continue what was best in them, what 
they wanted us to continue, I desire to mention a very touching line 
in Homer, where Hector says Good-bye for the last time to his son, 
and holding him in his arms, he says, 'I hope the day shall come 
when the people will say, "He is braver than the father and we don't 
regret the father." ' That is the feeling in genealogy. We want 
our sons, receiving the gift we have received from our ancestors, to 
continue and improve for their benefit and for the benefit of their 
noble nation. 

Lord Chesterfield, the master of eloquence, had in his house a 
complete record of his ancestors, beginning with Adam Chesterfield 
and Eve Chesterfield. And here in America, I think it is very touch- 
ing and an honor to this country that people far from being ashamed 
of their humble origin, if they have one, are proud of it. In the Con- 
gressional Directory, all the members of Congress write their own 
biograf>hy. If they have been so lucky as to have been a boot- 
black, that is put down. 

During our wars. Marshal LeFevre, when he was made a Duke, 
heard people audibly smiling at this newly acquired Dukedom, and 
on the fact that he had no ancestors and he turned to them and said, 
'Adam is my ancestor ;' and as people were making some fun at the 
beauty of his uniform, he said, 'It took twenty years to prepare it 
and it is just finished.' 

It has been said by a French woman, the sister of an American, 
that vanity had turned this study of genealogy into a science which 
has caused numerous volumes to be printed and that the works on 
genealogy were dear to the nobility. Why should the sentiment of 
gratitude to a father or grandfather who started from the humble 
roof where he was born, not lead us to a desire to know and to 
follow the lines of his labors and efforts? This woman was the 
sister of the one of whom I wanted to say a few words to conform 
to the rule of your Society which requires me to speak of some 
definite person. She was the sister of Citizen Genet. 

Citizen Genet was a New Yorker, but a Frenchman by birth, and 
died a citizen of your State of New York. He appears to our eyes 
as one studying anything that comes to his mind — especially the 
wrong thing — insulting to everybody, including Washington ; a mis- 
chief-maker as few men ever were in any country. I am going to 
speak to you about the youth of Citizen Genet. 

I have in my hand letters from his father to him. There is no 
doubt that, when he landed at Charleston, in the Spring of 1793, 
he had his head turned. The country was full of political diffi- 
culties. That happens now and then in democracies. There were 



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parties which were called Federalists and Anti-Federalists. The 
Jeffersonians were the opposition party and they hugged Citizen 
Genet to their bosom. He had his head completely turned, and 
from Charleston it was a long, triumphant journey for him. He 
was covered with wreaths, sung to praise, and he considered him- 
self a kind of God. He celebrated the 14th of July, which was 
already our national holiday, in Philadelphia, and the local paper 
gives an account of that festivity. 

At that time, of Genet, all that we know is that he arrived in 
this country in this extraordinary fashion, that he was disagreeable 
to Washington, whom he considered from his point of view, as a 
man of intense ideas and the worst epithet that he could use to 
characterize Washington was that he was a fadist. 

Anyhow, he was a man of charming family. His people were 
well bred, well taught and in easy circumstances. The father was 
the head of the Foreign Interpreters at the French Foreign Office, 
and his two sisters were readers to the Queen, Marie Antoinette, and 
they were all charming. The young Genet was sent to Paris to 
study. The father remained at Versailles, and every day, without 
missing one, sent him a letter. He kept him aware of his duties 
and of the necessity to learn. Young Genet was supposed to learn 
Latin, Greek to perfection, English, Italian and Swedish, all per- 
fectly. He had two Swedish companions so that his Swedish should 
not rust, and he was made to translate books from the Swedish. 

The father wrote to him, 'Do not lose time and especially do 
not be too risky. Do not risk any danger.' French parents are 
much more nervous about their children than any others, than per- 
haps even those in America, where young children are allowed to 
do what they please and that makes it very serious. And yet, when 
you recall the last war, our children showed that they had some 
pluck. I was in the country and there was a mother hen and she 
had a number of little chicks, and the little chicks were Walking in 
the water, and I said to my wife, 'An American hen.' A French hen 
would not allow her chicks to do that. (Laughter.) 

And so it was that every day Genet's father wrote to his son 
and then some events happened. There was a spread of small-pox 
and there were endless letters advising that the extraordinary step 
of inoculation should be taken. In those days it was considered a 
thing of extraordinary bravery to have it done. There were direc- 
tions to be followed for a fortnight, and then you were inoculated 
and then there were all sorts of remedies. I shall not dwell upon 
what they were, but it took at least a month to be inoculated. 

And then there were letters as to the clothes his son was to wear. 
He should order a suit and, as his parents were not there to choose 
the colors, and he must choose himself. What will the color be? 
Letter after letter! The sister recommends the bluish color. The 
father thinks it is not a bad idea, and the mother likes the bluish 
color, and the son is told to go and make his choice. 

He should take a 'savoyer,' a man who ran errands. He would 
go and buy the stuff and when he had it he must go to the tailor 



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and he must be measured, taking into account that the suit was to 
be made up for one that is still growing, so that it might be used 
next year. And then there is a letter from the mother saying that 
after all, perhaps instead of taking the 'savoyer,' 'you may perhaps 
take a carriage.' She was afraid that perhaps the bundle carried 
by the 'savoyer' might fall into a ditch and get the cloth all dirty. 

All this life is very charming. The sisters would read to Marie 
Antoinette, and she reads to her very serious things, and the Queen 
is charming to them. They go together to the play, and the selec- 
tion of the play was left to those two young people, and they were 
asked to go the play first, and that is all really as touching as can 
be and as French as can be. You may read about French families 
in the novels that you read while you travel to amuse yourself, but 
French families are not that way in the least. 

Now and then, sometimes, we read of political events. The 
news comes and the father writes to his son in order that he be 
aware of what is going on. In April, 1777, he writes, 'We have very 
important and very certain news from Lxindon. The British have 
been beaten by the Americans, and I must tell you that at once.' 
And then also casually in a letter in the course of which there are 
all sorts of communications about what he should do and what he 
should not do, the father says, 'If you see B, tell him confidentially 
and in secret of the news I have just learned as to the son-in-law, as 
it has caused me very great surprise. His son-in-law has just started 
on a sudden trip for America, to go to serve the insurgents.' The 
son-in-law was called Lafayette. 'He is going to them with a ship 
full of dresses and coats and ammunition. What will his uncle 
think? He is now the minister of France in London. It is the talk 
of everybody at the Court just now.' 

And then another thing. Emperor Joseph II comes to France. 
He was the brother of the queen, and his coming is also a great 
event, and they describe him. The emperor was a man of great 
advanced ideas and would not wear any decorations and would not 
have any servants. He was going to tour France and his sister 
asked him if he would not take with him his first valet, and he said, 
'Certainly, I shall take him since it is myself.' That is another 
item of interest. 

And then the father is very anxious and nervous about every- 
thing. Then there are endless letters about manners, and how he 
must behave in society, and how he must be silent and not speak 
without being interrogated. This don't only apply to the Genet 
family, I was taught that when I was a child. It is a rule in French 
tradition. We were constantly told never to speak unless a question 
is put to us, which percept was much easier to suggest than to 
carry out. Young Genet was not altogether silent, and the father 
objected very much. 

Then the son was sent to Germany to learn the German language 
and to learn genealogv' — that may touch you — and the father says 
that in Germany genealogy is regarded as of immense importance; 
but in this, as in every thing, the Germans attach a different meaning 



250 Addresses. [July 

and sense to words and studies than we of the liberal countries do, 
and they study genealogy for different purposes than the French do. 

The father expressed the wish that one day his son may become 
a member of one of the Academies, but I am sorry to say that he 
has a very disparaging word for the Academic Franqaise of the 
Forty. The father was a member of the Academy Fran^aise, but 
he did not think much of it. He said to his son, T am delighted that 
tickets are reserved for you to the two academies and that the 
Academy of the Forty, though more brilliant, is far from deserving 
the same esteem.' We have changed that somewhat since. He says, 
'I hope, my good friend, that you will be a member of one of the 
three good Academies. You will certainly deserve it, because it is 
a question of ten years of study, with some savoir faire.' 

There are a great many of those letters and to read them, when 
you have the old letters themselves, gives a very intimate impres- 
sion of the life of those brave, honest people. 

The yotmg man was twenty years of age. We see some little 
traces of Citizen Genet, whom your ancestors have known here. The 
father is always afraid that he will be like the chicks of the 'Ameri- 
can hen,' and that he will go where it Wcis dangerous. There is an 
occasion where he has to go to a place near Paris, and he has to do 
the simplest thing, namely, take an omnibus by water. The father 
was afraid that the son would put his hand out and get hurt. There 
was a Friday when the son had actually eaten meat, and the father 
is so kind to his son that he says, T understand a young boy like you 
cannot find that vegetable and eggs are enough. The next time I will 
see that there is fish and you will abstain from meat.' 

Well, Genet came here and you know what happened. One thing 
I must say that, although we were in the thick of our revolution, and 
it was the Reign of Terror, our people were not such fools as to 
under-estimate the monstrous mistakes of Genet. It was always 
said that Genet was dismissed by Washington, by Robespierre, and 
by the men in power over in France. On receipt of the first letter 
they received from Genet in America, in which he gave an account 
of his glory and triumphs and how he had drunk a toast with the cap 
of liberty on his head, they ordered him home, and for fear he 
would not come, they sent a commission to bring him back. Genet 
knew very well what it meant to be taken back to France, and he 
chose to remain here. The Americans were very nice to him and 
instead of dismissing him, they refused to hand him over to his 
compatriots. 

His education was not entirely lost on him and he proved to be a 
charming man when he spoke about something else other than 
politics, and when he spoke of politics he was considered a charm- 
ing" man among the Anti-Federalists, and the result was that he 
pleased very much the daughter of one of your most famous Gov- 
ernors, Governor Qinton, who was an Anti-Federalist, and he mar- 
ried her. He remained in this country and had a number of chil- 
dren. 



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When James Monroe returned from France, he wrote Genet a 
letter, in which he said that he was bringing some porcelain from 
his sister, and that he would send it to him, and that he hears that 
Genet has now become a favorite in France. He said, 'I am happy 
to hear that.' And then Monroe adds, 'I have had my day of suf- 
fering, too, in the cause of liberty and my country.' Monroe was 
elected President of the United States and was re-elected to that 
office and was the father of the famous Monroe Doctrine, which 
shows that the wisest of men can be poor prophets when predicting 
their own future. 

Citizen Genet says he feels very well in America and that he has 
three children and that he wants to stay here. He remained here 
and died an old man at Schodack, in New York, respected, well be- 
haved, a good agriculturist and a good citizen of the United States. 

I shall read only one more letter and that letter bears also the 
same name, the name of Genet. It is not of the same period of time, 
and it reads as follows : 'I may have but a month or so more to 
live, but by all that is heavenly I will meet a death that will bring 
honor to anyone and you perhaps over there can realize the feelings 
and enthusiasm we few American fellows have over here for France 
in this big cause. The world will know and remember our sacrifice 
for many a year to come.' That letter was from Edmond Genet, the 
great-grandson of Citizen Genet, who had enlisted in the Foreign 
Legion at the beginning of the Great War, and had fought splendid- 
ly, having enlisted in the Lafayette Escadrille, full of Americans, 
the one to wliich Chapman belonged and in which he died, and so 
many others whose names are cherished. Edmond Genet wrote that 
on the 22nd of October, 1916, and he wrote also a year after that, 
'Remember that I gave my life for France. So, dear brothers, keep 
the French colors over my grave as well as the stars and stripes.' 
Six months after that he was killed and his French campanions 
bore him to his last resting place and a photograph is in the book of 
his souvenirs with those two flags on his coffin. 

In a mind like that, in that of so many Americans who have 
done the same, in that of so many Frenchmen who came to your 
rescue when you were in danger, lives what is noblest in man's 
breast and what is noblest in the two noblest nations that exist in the 
world, yours and mine.' " (Prolonged Applause.) 

The President of the Society, at the conclusion of the Ambas- 
sador's felicitous response, then closed the exercises with the fol- 
lowing remarks : 

"The Ambassador will be interested in knowing that a son of 
Citizen Genet was a member of the Society of the Sons of the Revo- 
lution, of which Society, Mr. Oliphant, who is present here to-day, 
is President, and of which Society Mr. Montgomery is the Presi- 
dent-General of all the State Chapters. Mr. Montgomei-y knew Mr. 
Genet ; he was one of us ; he was an old man and the son of this 
Citizen, and at J^ or 80 years of age. he used to come and attend the 
meetings of the Society of the Sons of the Revolution. Therefore, 



252 Westchester County, N. Y., Miscellanea. [July 

your paper, Mr. Ambassador, takes us back to the times of those 
who were associated with Washington. We thank you for coming 
here and for telling us what you have told us, and we thank you and 
welcome you as a member and you will be cherished and loved as 
long as memory prevails. (Applause.) 

Ladies and gentlemen, this is not a formal meeting and it is not 
necessary to have a vote of thanks because the men who have spoken 
are members of the Society, both of them, not only the Ambassador, 
but the speaker who conferred the Honorary Membership on the 
Ambassador. The Ambassador came over from Washington last 
evening and, immediately after the close of these exercises, goes 
down to the Pennsylvania Station to take the train for Washington. 
We are honored by his presence and we thank him. The meeting is 
now adjourned." 



WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N. Y., MISCELLANEA. 



Contributed by Theresa Hall Bristol, 

Member of the Publication Committee of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. 



(Continued from Vol. LI., p. 46, of the Record.) 

P. 325 : John Godin [Goodwin] of Eastchester to Henry Fowler, 
Sr., of the same place quit claim deed for land sold Fowler by 
"father Samuel Godin" late of the same place, dec'd. Oct. 9, 1704. 

P. 341 : Henry Desbrow, aged about 39 years of Mamaroneck 
and Mary Desbrow his wife aged about 33 years, testified on Febru- 
ary 28, 1704-5, that a theft had been committed in their home at 
Mamaroneck. 

P. 349: Joseph Morgan of Eastchester and wife Sarah sold 
their home lot in Eastchester to William Fowler of Flushing, iveaver, 
June 28, 1704. 

P. 350: Land described as being bounded by that of Richard 
Shute, deceased, April 4, 1705. 

P- 356: Josiah Hunt "late of West Farms" bought a home in 
New Rochelle, April 4, 1705. 

P. 360 : At the General Court of Sessions held 5 and 6 days of 
December 1704, Henry Fowler appeared and exhibited two papers 
relative to 'the administration of the estate of his father Henry 
Fowler, deceased, of Mamaroneck ; one of these papers being an 
inventory of the said Henry Fowler's estate taken by Thomas Hat- 
field and Robert Bloomer, Sr., in the year 1687. "Three pounds is 
deducted in the article for corn for the use of the children." "The 
Court orders that he shall have his quietens and is hereby dis- 
charged and we do discharge the said Henry Fowler, of his bonds 
given to the truth of said administracon." 



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P. 365: John Quinby, Jr., of Westchester was made Adminis- 
trator of the estate of Charles Quinby of the same place, dec'd, in- 
testate; and Josiah Quinby "desires" the clerk not to record any 
deed or writing pertaining to said estate. No date. 

P. 370: Indenture between John Foster of Boston, Esq., and 
Abigail his wife late the relict and widow of Thomas Kellond of 
Boston, Merchant, and Samuel Palmer of Mamaroneck, January 13, 
1701. 

P. 375: Deed of gift from WilHam Jones of Mile Square to 
daughter Katherine Jones, "after my decease," a certain part of his 
movable estate, December 4, 1705. 

P. 376: Deed of gift from William Jones of Mile Square to 
"daughter Rossomon Joanes," same as above, December 4, 1705. 

P- Z77 ■ Joseph Hunt, Senr., to son Daniel Hunt, both of West- 
chester, land in Westchester, Aug. 27, 1703. 

P. 381 : Nathaniel Ketcham of West Farms to John Leggat of 
the same place, * * the other three acres of sd meadow, the other 
part of five acres which I have by virtue of my mother Bethiah 
Ketcham's right as one of the co-heiresses of John Richardson dec'd., 
conveyed to me by my mother aforesaid." Aug. 18, 1705. 

P. 382: Josiah Hunt. Senr.. Alderman of the Burrough and 
Town of Westchester, deed of gift for land in Westchester to son 
Thomas Hunt, Aug. i. 1702. 

P. 383: Thomas Forgesson of Westchester and wife Mary to 
Thomas Hunt of Long Neck, a small share of meadow, lying in the 
West meadows of the town "which did formerly belong unto our 
father, Thomas Farrington, deceased." Dec. 4, 1705. 

P. 387: Richard Osborne and wife Sarah, to Samuel Ferris, 
both of Eastchester, land in Eastchester formerly belonging to father 
David Osborn, dec'd., Sept. 17, 1705. 

P. 392: Joseph Betts of Yonkers Patent to John Barrett of the 
same place quit-claimed all right in a certain piece of meadow in sd 
Patent, sold to "my unkell, Hopestill Betts" of the same place, Apr. 
12, 1706. 

P. 392 : Land in New Rochelle sold, bounded by land of the 
late John Nolleain, dec'd., Dec. 28, 1706. 

P- 397- John Galpin of Rye, confirmed unto "Mary Galpin my 
now wife," all parcell of estate of land "formerly" purchased by 
John Morgan my wife's father and anciently the lands of John 
Budd." "After her decease to returne unto my two daughters Mary 
Galpin and Ruth Galpin." Aug. 9, 1704. 

P. 404: Samuel Huestis and wife Elizabeth of Westchester for 
£100 current money, to Benjamin Disbrow of Mamaroneck, several 
parcels of land and home in Westchester, Aug. 4. 1701. John Dis- 
brow, of Mamaroneck assigned all right and interest "to this within 
deed of gift" "unto my brother Benjamin Disbrow," Feb. 4, 1702-3. 

P. 406 : Edward Avory of Eastchester sold to Benjamin Disbrow 
fnow] of Westchester, cordwainer, a certain piece of land which 
Samuel Ferris bought of his father John Ferris, Senr., Dec. 8, 1703. 

P. 408: Henry Budd, Senior, to John Wescot a tract of land 



2 54 Westchester County, N.Y., Miscellanea. [July 

lying on the neck called Hepawampis, in Fairfield Co., Conn., on the 
Westchester Path, Jan. 27, 1679. "John Wescot, now living in 
Rye," in the County of Fairfield, made over this deed to "Henry 
Disbrow, now living on Fattens Neck," on Long Island, July 6, 
1680. 

P. 412: Thomas Hunt, Senr., of West Farms, deed of gift to 
"loving grand sone, James Pugley," the issue of Matthew Pugley 
and Mary his wife, my daughter" ; land on Long Neck. * * * 
"for want of heirs to descend to his next brother." * "Committing 
all the above mentioned granted premisis into the actual possession 
of Matthew Pugley and Mary his wife, the father and mother" 
* * * "until he comes of full age." Nov. 24, 1701. 

P. 421 : Deed of gift from Henry Fowler, Senr., of Eastchester, 
to son Moses Fowler, for land in Eastchester, Feb. 20, 1706. 

P. 425 : Deed of gift from Andrew Naudin, Senr., to son-in-law 
Zachariah Angevin, both of New Rochelle, land in New Rochelle, 
Apr. 19, 1707. Zachariah Angevin and wife Mary deeded back the 
same. May 12, 1707. 

P. 428 : Garrett Travis of Rye, deed of gift to son James Travis 
of the same place, "after my decease," all lands, etc., in Rye {provided 
the other son Phillip Travis "do perform his part Ik the covenant." 
May 12, 1707. 

P. 430: Joseph Purdy, Senr., John Horton and Daniel Purdy 
son of the aforesaid Joseph Purdy of the town of Rye, deeded to 
Tamisen Williams, the widow of John Williams of "Madnans 
Neck," in Queens Co., on the Island of Nassau, 300 acres of land 
in the Patent granted John Clap and Company in Westchester Co., 
May 20, 1707. 

The genealogical items contained in Liber C, which have been 
given in former articles appearing in this publication, have been 
omitted in the foregoing. 

Liber D., Westchester Co. Land Records (First Half, Court 
records). 

P. 6: Hannah Tayne had a daughter, Hannah Brown. 

P. 10: Court of Sessions and of ye Peace, June 6, 171 1. Tim- 
othy Knapp, Junr., mentioned. 

P. II : "John Brown and his wife, later miller and inhabitants of 
ye town of New Rochelle are both dead, and have left behind them 

3 children, yt is to say 2 boys and one girl, to wit, ye eldest Lydia, 
Jacob & — — , & yt it is absolutely necessary yt ye sd children be 
taken care of being yet very young." Mr. Francis Lecount of New 
Rochelle ofifered to take ye girl and ye eldest boy, provided they be 
bound to him until of age ; and would deliver to them their portion 
of such estate as the father died possessed of. "John Langman hath , 
ye care and custody of ye youngest child w'ch is about a year old" 
and "ye Cort" ordered the said "John Langman and Hester his wife 
to take ye sd child under yee care until ye age of 21." 

P. 11: Jonathan Horton ordered to maintain his natural child, 
whose mother was Elizabeth Paldingh. The sd Jonathan Horton 



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appeared in Court and prayed that he be allowed to chose his guar- 
dian which was granted, whereupon he did nominate Mr. Humphrey 
Underhill. 

P. 12: Deposition of Francis Purdy, constable of ye town of 
Rye, aged about 35 years. 

P. 14: Deposition of Michaell Jones aged about 25 years, who 
was at the home of Mrs. Charlott Straing in Rye on Apr. 27, 171 1. 
Depositions of Sarah Tendall aged about 22 years, and Charlott 
Straing, aged about 20 years, both of the town of Rye, June 6, 171 1 ; 
Charlotte Straing being at the home of her mother, Mrs. Charlotte 
Straing, widow, on the 8th of May, 171 1. 

P. 17: Daniel Purdy, son of John Purdy, appointed constable 
for Rye, June 3, 1712. 

P. 19: Special Court held at Westchester, May 5, 1712. Came 
before us Underhill Barnes, a minor abt. 17 years of age, son and 
heir of William Barnes of Westchester, Esq., deceased and Hannah 
his wife w'ch sd. Hannah since ye death of sd William, married to 
one Daniel Clark of Westchester, aforesd., gent., and ye said Han- 
nah is also now lately dead, therefore ye sd. Underbill prays to be 
admitted to his guardian and hath nominated and chosen ye sd Dan- 
iel Clark his father-in-law and Joseph Budd of Rye, Esq., his uncle, 
to be his guardian." 

P. 19: "Nathan Bayly informs ye Court yt there are two or- 
phants of James Murrey, whose mother being lately deceased & 
desires yt ye care of ye sd. orphants may be given to him and their 
estate delivered into his hands. John Hawkins who was married 
to ye wife of ye sd Murrey doth likewise appear and desires yt ye 
children of sd Murrey w'th their estate may be left under his care in 
respect yt he hath made considerable improvement on sd land ye 
Court have taken into consideration what hath been offered by ye 
parties before mentioned & do order & direct yt ye orphans of 
James Murrey shall be put out & disposed of — their grandmother 
Mrs. Mary Gilpin and Nathaniel Bably their unkel." The Justices 
were directed to give them advise and assistance, and an account of 
their real and personal estate and what the real estate could be 
rented for, to be made at the next Court. 

P. 26: Joseph Purdy, son ow Joseph Purdy a Juryman, 1713; 
also Thomas Merritt, Jr. ; Timothy Knapp not called Junior. 

P. 33 : General Sessions of the Peace held at Westchester, Dec. 
I, 1713. "Came before us Jno. Quinby, a mmor about 19 years of 
age, son and heir of Jno. Quinby, deceased and prays to be ad- 
mitted his guardian, and hath nominated and chosen Thomas Baxter, 
Junr." 

Came before us Joseph Collier, son of Benjamin Collier, de- 
ceased, a minor and prays [etc.] * * * ^nd hath chosen his 
mother Elizabeth. 

P. 36: Special Court held Apr. 13, 1714. Came before us 
Thomas Jennings, son of Jno. Jennings, junr., dec'd, and hath 
chosen Joseph Hunt to be his guardian. 



256 Westchester County, N.Y., Miscellanea. [July 

P. 39: Court, June 2, 17 14. Paulcharpus Nelson, constable 
[Mamaroneck], being aged about 34 years, testified that he took for 
his assistants, Jno. Horton, Daniel Horton and Joseph Horton the 
son of Joseph Horton,* deceased. 

P. 40: Abraham Collard appeared and chose John Baxter and 
Daniel Clark to be his guardians. 

P. 42 : Joseph Appelby, son of Joseph Appelby, dec'd., chose 
John Bayly to be his guardian. 

P. 45 : The widow Griffin and Katherine Knowlton made their 
appearance at Court "also" Dec. 7, 1714. 

P. 54: General Sessions of the Peace, the first Tuesday, Dec. 
1715. Thomas Pettit of Jamaica informed the Court that Thomas 
Pettit late of New Rochelle, dec'd., being father to sd Thomas, hav- 
ing left behind him 5 small children and a movable estate prays that 
speedy care be taken of sd children and movables, the creatures be- 
ing in danger for want of fodder. The Court ordered that the sd 
Thomas Pettit take the sd children and movable estate under his 
care and put out the children according to his discretion. 

P. 58: William Fowler, son of William Fowler appointed Col- 
lector of Rye, 1 7 16. 

P. 64: Court held Nov. 2, 1716. "Came before us William 
Betts a minor about 13 years of age, son of Samuel Betts late of 
Yonkers, dec'd," and chose John Drake, Esq., and Daniel Clark, 
both of the county of Westchester, to be his guardians. 

P. 65 : Samuel Purdy, son of Joseph Purdy chosen a Grand 
Juror, Dec. 1716. 

P. 68: Court held Dec. 7, 1716. Elizabeth Shaw makes com- 
plaint that a travelling woman came out of ye Jerseys called or 
known by ye name of Mary Empson who kept schools at several 
places in Rye Parish and left a child 1 1 mos. old with ye said Eliza- 
beth Shaw and she desires relief from ye parish for its maintenance. 
Ordered that the Church Wardens, Vestry and Overseers of ye 
Poor take care for the bringing up of the child. 

Francis Purdy, Junr., says that at the request of his father 
Francis Purdy, Senr., yt William Sniffiin, son of Samuel Sniffin, 
dec'd who dying when ye sd Wm. Sniffin was but 2 yrs. old, upon his 
death bed gave ye sd Wm. Sniffiin unto his grandfather Francis 
Purdy, Senr., until he be 21 years. William Sniffiin now 14 years, 
requested that he be bound out to a trade. 

P. 69: Mr. Jonathan Haight of Rye informs the Court yt one 
Thomas Right an orphan in the town has no place of abode, etc., and 
the Court ordered Joseph Budd, Esq., and Jonathan Haight to bind 
out sd Thomas Right to a good trade until he reach the age of 21. 

* This seems a fitting place to note that Dr. William Becker Van Alstyne 
has called attention to the fact that Joseph and Sophia "Jane" "Claes"had 
two children bapt. in the Hiigueiiot Church in New York, and not before 
noted, viz: — Joseph, Aug. 6, 1694, .ind Sofie, June 11, 1699. (Collections of the 
Huguenot Society, Vol. I, pp. 36 and 64.) 



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P. 70: Court held Feb. 19, 1716-17. "Ordered yt Nathaniel 
Taylor and Samuel Taylor is to be in equal charge of bringing up 
and maintaining ye child w'ch was brought up by them from York 
until such times as its parents Henry Swynney and Rose his wife or 
either of them appear to take care of sd child or until further or- 
ders be given. 

P. jz: Court held Feb. 19. 1716-17. "Thomas Rich, son of 
Paletear Rich, being a Pallentine," did appear and chose Noah Bar- 
ton, Esq., to be his guardian. 

P. -/T. Court held March ig, 1717. Sarah Shute, daughter of 
John Shute late of Eastchester dec'd., a minor, chose her father-in- 
law, James Morgan to be her guardian. 

P. 80: General Sessions of the Peace, June 4, 1718. Court or- 
ders yt ye poor infant now living with Henry Fowler, Senr., named 
Robert Read is to be bound out to ye sd Henry Fowler as ye law 
directs in yt case. 

P. 82: Special Court of Sessions, Nov. i, 1718. "Then came 
before us John Hunt, a minor, about ig years of age, and son of 
John Hunt, Esq., of Westchester dec'd." and chose Jno. Oakley, 
Esq., to be his guardian. 

P. 76: Joseph Horton, son of Benjamin Horton of Rye chosen 
Assessor, June 2, 17 19. 

P. 91 : Special Court of Sessions, Dec. 3, 1719. Joseph Gee, a 
minor, about 14, son of Joseph Gee, dec'd of Eastchester, chose 
Isaac Lawrance, Junr.. to be his guardian. Moses Gee, about 11, 
son of Joseph, dec'd chose John Lancaster, his uncle, to be his 
guardian. Edmund Ward, a minor, about 14 years, son of Edmund 
Ward of Eastchester. dec'd, chose John Ward his uncle to be his 
guardian. 

P. 98: Special Court. Apr. 5, 1720. John Leggett, a minor, 
aged about 18 years, and son and heir of John Leggett of West 
Farms, dec'd., prays that Nathaniel Underbill be admitted his guar- 
dian in the room of Robert Edwards and Cecily Edwards. Josiah 
Jennings, son of John Jenning, dec'd., prays to have Thomas Jen- 
nings admitted to be his guardian. 

P. gg: William Fowler, son of Hen'y Fowler, Senr., appointed 
Assessor in Rye, June 7, 1720. 

P. 105: Court of Sessions. Dcbr. 6, 1720. Joshua Tompkins, 
son of JohnTompkins, Junr., dec'd chose William White to be his 
guardian. 

P. 107: Court held Jan. 3, 1720-1. Then appeared Peter Cear 
and declared that his brother Hendrick Cear is not capable of mak- 
ing bargains for him.self for his own maintenance when he comes of 
age, and that he may as formerly from his youth be put into trust 
by this Court, etc. 

P. 107: Special Court. Feb. 16, 172021. John Oakley, Esq., 
Alderman of Westchester being chosen by word of mouth by Sarah 
Bird, widow of James Bird lately dec'd upon her death had to look 
after her children and after their estate; ordered that he take care 



258 Westchester County, N. Y., Miscellanea. [July 

of ye sd estate until further orders. Feb. 17, appeared the person 
of John Bird, a minor and chose John Oakley of Westchester to be 
his guardian. 

P. 119: Court held Dec. 6, 1721. William Betts a minor, son of 
Samuel Betts of Yonkers, late dec'd chose Roger Barton of Yonkers, 
yeoman, to be his guardian. Also ordered that sd Roger Barton 
repay Mrs. Daniel Clark what money he has dispursed on account 
of sd estate." ["me"?]. Daniel Clark, Clerk. 

P. 127: Court held June 5, 1722. Elizabeth Connell com- 
plained yt she was much abused by her son-in-law William Forgu- 
son. 

Ordered that Richard Curry, son of Richard Curry deceased of 
Bedford, be bound unto Nathan Jones of Bedford until 21 ; Thomas 
Curry to Edward Griffin; John Curry to John Pell, son of Thomas 
Pell, Esq. ; John Gardner to Peter Simons of New Rochelle to 24 
years of age. 

Westchester Co. Land Records, Liber D., second half of book. 

P. 7: John Griffin of Westchester to wife Sarah, deed of gift, 
"during her widowhood and no longer," to house and lands in 
Westchester and Eastchester, during life; if she remarry same to 
pass into possession of only and well beloved son John Griffin. Feb. 
15, 1705-6. Witnessed by Edward Griffin and John Higgins. 

P. 8: Indenture between Joseph Betts of Yonkers and Thomas 
Baxter of Westchester, Alderman, for a certain sum "and other 
good causes him more especially moving particularly for ye love 
and affection which he beareth unto Abigail Baxter, daughter of ye 
sd Thomas Baxter, which ye sd Joseph Betts by ye sufferance of 
God do design to marry and take to wife ye sd Abigail Baxter, 
* * * have sold to ye sd Thomas Baxter, one half of all my real 
estate" * * * "which doth now or hereafter shall become due 
unto me ye sd Joseph Betts by virtue of my father John Betts right 
or my uncle Hope Betts, in a certain tract of land and meadow com- 
monly called by the name of Lower Yonkers, which was purchased 
betwixt William Betts and George Tippit," etc. "All my homestead 
which did belong unto my Uncle Hope Betts," etc. Same for no 
other use. that is to say to ye use benefit and behoofe of ye afore- 
said Abigail Baxter, ye sd Thomas Baxter to hold sd lands for the 
benefit of sd Abigail Baxter, Aug. 26, 1707. 

P. 11: Thomas Baxter, Senr., father of Abigail Betts, wife of 
Joseph Betts of Yonkers, made over all right, title and interest and 
all land conveyed now or hereafter belonging to sd Abigail Betts 
and her heirs forever. May 14, 1708. 

P. 14: Joseph Betts of Yonkers with wife Grace sold land 
1706-7. 

P. 21 : Thomas Baxter, Sr., and wife Rebecca of Westchester, 
deed of gift to son John Baxter of Westchester, land next that of 
Thomas Baxter. Sr., May 11, 1708. 

( To be continued.) 



Igzo.] Comments and Corrections, Hempstead's Diary. 2 59 

COMMENTS ON, AND CORRECTIONS OF, SOME 

CURIOUS ERRORS, WHICH ARE TO BE FOUND 

RECORDED IN THE INTRODUCTION TO 

HEMPSTEAD'S DIARY.* 



Contributed by Charles D. Parkhurst, 

Colonel. U. S. Army (retired) and Member of the New London County (Cc 
Historical Society. 



Naturally one assumes that the Introduction to any book will be 
in perfect harmony and accord with the contents of the said book; 
and, in any statements made, the introduction is generally taken as 
authority, the same as the book itself, without question. Hence, in 
the case about to be presented, it is a little curious to find such not 
to be the case. 

The first mistake is one that cannot be refuted by the book it- 
self ; but is of such a nature as to call for comment. 

The Introduction to the Hempstead Diary, page ix, has the fol- 
lowing : 

"From facts recently brought to light it is probable that Robert 
Hempstead came from Hempstead, Long Island, rather than with 
Winthrop's men. So far as known all the Hempsteads in this coun- 
try are descended from Robert Hempstead and his brother." 

The writer has the following before him, sent him in 1895, by 
a descendant of the Hempstead Family : 

"Robert Hempstead, one of the first nine settlers of New Lon- 
don, and in the earliest records of Hartford called Sir Robert, also 
so called in Barbour's History of Connecticut, had the three chil- 
dren Mary, Joshua, Hannah, of whom Mary was the first English 
child born in the new settlement of New London. 

He is supposed to have come from Hempstead, Essex Co., Eng- 
land, with other English settlers, and to have first settled at Hemp- 
stead, Long Island. But, finding that under Dutch control, came to 
New London. The tradition is that "Robert Hempstead came to 
New London by boat as a young unmarried man." 

Now there is nothing "new" about this latter statement, which 
is not given as "fact," but merely as supposition; the "facts" are 

♦Editor's Note: Hempstead's Diary, a most voluminous daily record of 
events in New London, Conn, (in published form containing, including index 
and excluding the introduction, 750 small type octavo pages) was kept by 
Joshua^ Hempstead from Sept.. 171 1, to Nov., 1758, and is, outside of the 
actual original town records of New London themselves, the best source of 
corroborative evidence available for students of New London family gene- 
alogy between the years which the diary covers. This article is in no way 
intended to cast any reflection upon the value and accuracy of the diary 
itself, but is written for the purpose of calling attention to, and correcting, 
certain errors of statement regarding the ancestry and family of the author 
of the diary, Joshua^ Hempstead, which errors are recorded in the Intro- 
duction to this work. The introduction was written in 1901. 



260 Comments and Corrections, Hempstead's Diary. [July 

that it is merely the revival of an old family "tradition," probably 
brought about by the similarity of names, as they now appear, mak- 
ing a supposition only. 

When examined critically, however, this supposition, harmless 
in itself, becomes very improbable. The Dutch town of "Heem- 
stede" (home-stead), now called "Hempstead," away down in the 
western end of Long Island, would be one of the last places to at- 
tract any English emigrants, as early as 1645. Later on, there ap- 
parently was more or less of a struggle in that neighborhood between 
the Dutch and the English, and finally the town was given the 
English name of Hempstead, which name also means "home-stead." 

The "Sir" Robert part of the old family tradition was exploded 
long ago. As Miss Caulkins says : "It originated probably from 
rude handwriting of the recorder, in which an imskilled reader 
might easily mistake the title Mr. for that of Sir." If Robert 
Hempstead had been a Knight, and entitled to use, or be called by, 
the title of "Sir," he would probably have so stated in his will, which 
he does not do. 

Again I have before me a copy of a letter written in 1902, from 
which I quote the following: 

'"Isaac Willey of Boston, Mass., married Joanna Luttin; upon 
his death she married Richard Hempstead, a Justice of the Courts 
on Long Island. At his death she makes a claim against the estate 
for her children, stating that it should go to his children by his first 
wife [Court Record]. There is some doubts as to the relationship 
between Robert and Richard Hempstead ; it is conjectured that Rob- 
ert was the son of Richard." 

The writer has searched for many years for the origin of this 
statement ; but so far without success. It has been suggested that 
an error has been made in this case in reading the name of "Holm- 
sted" or "Holmstead," the old way of writing the present name of 
"Olmstead," as "Hempsted," or "Hempstead." For the old way of 
writing "Holmsted," see Vital Records of Norzvich, Vol. I, where the 
record reads, "John Holmsted dec'sd Aug. 2, 1686." Also see Man- 
waring's Digest, Vol. I, p. 343, Will of Elizabeth Holmstead, where- 
in she seems to spell the name both ways, "Holmstead," and "Olm- 
stead." 

So far as the writer can find, there is not the slightest trace of a 
Richard Hempstead to be found, either as father, or brother, of 
Robert Hempstead ; and the name "Richard" is not found among the 
Hempstead family early descendants at all, as it would have been 
likely to have been, had there been a father, or a brother Richard, of 
Robert Hempstead. 

We can, therefore, dismiss the statements irv the Introduction, 
as quoted as not borne out by any "facts," "recently brought to 
light," or otherwise. Robert Hempstead received a grant of land 
in New London among the very earliest given, showing him to have 
been here among the very first settlers — and that is all we abso- 
lutely knozv about it. 



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tQ20.] Cotnments and Corrections, Hempstead's Diary. 26 1 

Now come the errors that are of some moment, part of which 
can be refuted by the very book for which the Introduction was 
written. 

On page x. Introduction, appears a genealogy of the immediate 
famihes of Robert, Joshua, and Joshua Hempstead 2d. 

First. "Robert Hempstead married Joanna Wilhe." 

Now did he? There is not the slightest shred of evidence that 
his wife's name was Joanna WilHe, or Willey. Miss Caulkins, in 
her account of Robert Hempstead, p. 272, History of New London, 
says nothing about who his wife was, merely gives the names of his 
three children Mary. Joshua, Hannah; it is only on page 310, in 
her sketch of the family of Isaac Willey, that she says "infernetial 
testimony leads us to enroll among the members of this family, 
Joanna, wife of Robert Hempstead, and afterwards of Andrew 
Lister." 

Where the "inferential testimony" comes in does not appear. It 
is by no means certain that her first name was even "Joanna ;" in 
his will, Robert Hempstead gives her the name "Joane" — not neces- 
sarily a two-syllable word, but pronounced as a one-syllable word, 
the "oane" sounding the same as "one," in "Cone." 

Savage, who got the most of his New London data from Miss 
Caulkin's History of New London, or from correspondence with 
her, fails to accept her "inferential testimony ;" and there is cer- 
tainly nothing about it to warrant the bald, bare-faced, positive state- 
ment as given in the Introduction, viz. : "Robert Hempstead married 
Joanna Willie." 

We come now to the greatest and most curious of all errors in 
the lot. 

"Joshua Holmstead married Elizabeth Larrabee. He died 1687. 

Children : 
Elizabeth, d. an infant, two months old. 
Elizabeth, b. Sept. 2. 1672; m. John Plumb, b. 1689; d. 1733. 
Mary, b. Jan. — , 1674; m. Green Plumb, May 30, 1694. 
Lydia, b. June 7, 1676; m. — ■ — Salmon (of Southold, probably). 
Joshua, writer of the Diary, b. Sept. i, 1678; m. Abigail Bailey. 
Hannah, b. , 1680; m. John Edgecomb. 

Phebe, ) probably died unm. 

Patience, \ '^ 

Lucy, m. John Hartshorn." 

There are so many errors in this so-called "genealogy," that the 
only way to do is to go back to the original records and get facts, 
as they appear on record, both as to births and baptisms, for it is by 
both of these records that we get at the facts. 

There is no use in taking space to quote the exact wording of 
the birth records ; the dates are what we are after, with the names 
of the children involved; the exact text of the record is simply 
verbiage. 

The birth and baptismal records, therefore, give us the fol- 
lowing : 



262 Comments and Corrections, Hempstead' s Diary. [July 

1. Phebe, no birth record; bap. Feb. 12, 1670; d. young. 

2. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 2, 1670; no baptismal record; d. Nov., 1670. 

3. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 24, 1672; bap. Dec. 29, 1672; d. Sept. 29, 
1733, H.D., p. 264; m. Feb. 13, 1688-9, John Plumb. 

4. Mary, no birth record ; bap. Mar. 28, 1675 ; d. Oct. 6, 1751, H.D., 
p. 576; m. May 3, 1694, Green Plumb. 

5. Phehe, b. June 7, 1676; bap. July 16, 1676; d. Sept. 13, 1725, 
single, PI.D., p. 161. 

6. Joshua, b. Sept. i, 1678; no baptismal record; d. Dec. 22, 1758, 
H.D., p. 711 ; m. Abigail Bailey. 

7. Hannah, b. no record; bap. Jan. 30, 1680-1 ; d. ; m. Jan. 28, 

1699, John Edgecombe, Jr. 

8. Patience, no birth record ; no baptismal record ; d. Aug. 9, 1725, 
H.D., p. 160; m. (i) Sept. 29, 1715, Thomas Ross, who d. July 
21, 1719, H.D., p. 90; m. (2) July 6, 1721, James Hodsell. 

9. Lucy, b. no record ; bap. no record ; d. no record ; m. Sept. 8, 
1709, Jonathan Hartshorn, of Norwich, who d. Feb. 17, 1746-7, 
H.D., p. 483. 

A comparison of these two records shows some very striking and 
remarkable differences very difficult to account for. But we will try 
to give reasons for some of them at least. 

It will be seen that the daughter Lydia, given as b. June 7, 1676, 

and as marrying " Salmon (of Southold probably)," has been 

eliminated entirely, and that a daughter Phebe takes her place, being 
the second of the name to have been born. 

This is exactly as the records read. There is no question what- 
ever as to the clearness of the record. The name "Phebe" is as 
clear and sharp, and as easily read as though it had been put in 
plain print yesterday, instead of having been written over two hun- 
dred years ago; and the names of the parents are also clear and 
sharp, identifying this Phebe as the daughter of "Joshua Hemp- 
stead and his wife Elizabeth" beyond all question. 

Not only that, but we have an entirely independent record in that 
of her baptism, which reads, "Baptized July 16, 1676, Joshua Hemp- 
stead his child Phebe." (Blake's printed reecord, page 450, The 
Later History of The First Church of Chri.<;t, New London, Conn.). 

Now it is inconceivable that two independent records such as 
those should both be in error, and have given a name "Phebe" when 
the name was "Lydia." We must believe that both records are cor- 
rect, and that the baptismal record confirms the birth record, both 
being of one and the same child b. June 7, and bap. July 16, 1676. 

Where the name "Lydia" ever came from is beyond all con- 
jecture. But there was a reason for the name "Phebe" as follows : 

Joshua Hempstead, the first, married Elizabeth Larrabee; she 
was the dau. of Greenfield Larrabee, and his wif? Phebe (Brown) 
Lee, the widow of Thomas Lee ; hence it was to perpetuate the name 
of her mother that Elizabeth (Larrabee) Hempstead named her first 
dau. Phebe, and this dau. dying soon, named another with this same 
name as shown. 



1920.] Comments and Corrections, Hempstead' s Diary. 263 

Now to account for the supposed marriage of this fictitious 
"Lydia" with some unknown " Salmon, of Southold, probably." 

Joshua Hempstead, 2d, in his Diary, makes frequent mention of 
a "Sister Salmon," of Southold, Long Island. In the want of a 
regularly written genealogy in the family, it is natural enough for 
this to have been handed down from generation to generation as 
having been a "sister of the full blood," as it is sometimes called; 
hence the supposition of a full blood sister, of some name to fill in 
the data. 

But the facts are as follows : 

Joshua Hempstead, 2d's wife, Abigail Bailey, was the dau. 
of Stephen Bailey, and his wife Abigail Cooper. She had four mar- 
ried sisters, viz. : Temperance, who m. Henry Conkling ; Mary, who 
m. Thomas Talmadge; Hannah, who ni. William Salmon, and Chris- 
tian, who m. (i) James Patty and (2) Josiah Smith. Hence we 
now have the reason not only for the"Sister Salmon" of the Diary, 
but also for the other "Sisters" and "Brothers," Conkling, Tal- 
madge, Patty and Smith. They were sisters and brothers-in-law, as 
we now call them, but then, as now. more frequently simply called 
"sister" and "brother," all the contemporaries knowing full well 
the absolute relation. 

From the records found years ago, long before the Diary was 
ever in print, it appears that Hannah Bailey was b. Aug. 27, 1683. 
This was "Sister Salmon," curiously enough not now or ever men- 
tioned by her first name by Joshua Hempstead in his Diary. 

On page 564 of the Diary, we find the following: 
"Feby 16, I7f^ ******* j^g melancholy news is 
"Aug. 27, 1683 come (from Southold by Samuel Griffing) of 
1750 the death of my dear Sister Salmon, my 

wives youngest sister of the same mother. 

0067 Aged 67 last August the the 27." 

And in the margin is the sum in arithmetic old Joshua put down 
to get at the years 67. 

From this time on all references to any "Sister Salmon" cease, 
showing conclusively that this sister-in-law Salmon was the only 
"Sister" Salmon. 

Again we have that Joshua Hempstead, 1st, left a will. This 
will was not presented for probate until Oct. i, 1706, when it was 
presented for probate by Joshua Hempstead, 2d, sixteen years after 
administration had been granted on the estate. In the meantime, 
the widow Elizabeth (Larrabee) Hempstead had m. John Edgecomb, 
Sr., and they together had been administering the estate during the 
minority of the children. Two children. Patience and Lucy, had 
been born after the will was written ; no executor was named in the 
will, and for those reasons the Court of Oct. i, 1706, refused to 
probate the will. 

From this decision Joshua Hempstead. 2d, took an appeal, and 
carried the case to the Court of Assistants. This Court reversed 



264 Comments and Corrections, Hempstead' s Diary. [July 

the action of the lower Court, probated the will, and made certain 
rulings and orders in the case. There then followed a long litiga- 
tion about the matter, all shown on record ; but of no particular 
interest or moment here. 

In the will itself, Joshua Hempstead, ist, leaves bequests to his 
wife Elizabeth ; son Joshua ; and jour daughters Elizabeth, Mary, 
Phebe, Hannah. No executor named. Will dated Oct. 7, 1683. 

This is all given simply to show that no daughter Lydia is men- 
tioned, and that the four daughters mentioned come in the exact 
order of their births. \l there had been any such daughter "Lydia," 
doubtless she would have been named. 

The Probate Court record said that two daughters had been 
born after the will was written. These daughters were Patience 
and Lucy, mentioned by name in the Court proceedings, and abun- 
dantly accounted for in the Diary, and other records. 

Let us take up Patience first. 

The so-called "genealogy" of the Introduction brackets the two 
daughters Phebe and Patience, and says, as to both, probably died 
unmarried. We can dismiss Phebe, for she did die unmarried as 
shown on page 161 of the Diary, where we find : 

"Sept. 13, 1725. Sister Phebe a poor Idiot died about i Clock 
Monday and she was buried the following day." 

Now as to Patience: The very Diary itself with clear Index 
references, shows that she married tivice ; as shown by the follow- 
lowing : 

Index — Patience (sister of Joshua Hempstead), m. Thomas 
Ross. 

p. 49. Sept. 29, 1 71 5. Tho. Ross & sister Patience married. 

p. 90. July 21, 1719. Brother Ross died. 

p. no. June 18, 1721. James Hodsell and Sister Patience Ross 
published. 

p. III. July 6, 1 72 1. James Hodsell & Sister Patience Ross 
married at night by Mr. Adams at my house. 

p. 160. Aug. 9, 1725. Sister Patience Hodsell died J^ an hour 
after 11 o'clock. She hath had a Consumption near 
2 year from the beginning of it. 
Aug. 12. 1725. I markt a pair of Gr. stones for Sis- 
ter Patience Hodsell y' was begun yesterday. 

And standing in the Ancient Burial Place to-day is a gravestone 
which reads: 

"Here lieth the body of Patience, the wife of 
James Hodsell, Died Aug. 9, 1725, aged 40 years." 

Now is it not a little singular that, with all this data to be easily 
found, and as available in 1901, when this Introduction was writ- 
ten, as it is to-day, any such statement should have been made that 
"Patience, probably died unmarried?" Such absolute ignorance as 
to facts would appear to have been absolutely inexcusable. 

Now as to Lucy Hempstead: 



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[920.] Comments and Corrections, HrmpsteaiTs Diary. 265 

She married Jofmtlian, and not John Hartshorn, of Norwich, as 
is shown by proper record, and the Diary has plenty of evidence to 
corroborate this fact. 

This marriage record is to be found on the Norwich Vital rec- 
ords : Vol. I, p. 72 : 

"Jonathan Hartshorn, Jr. and Luce (sic) Hempstead were mar- 
ried Sept. 8, 1709." 

A son Joshua is recorded as b. Dec. 11, 17 10. 

The marriage is also on record on the Town records of New 
London, with the name as Jonathan. 

It is of no particular interest in this connection to follow up the 
Hartshorn family. Suffice it to say that the family moved to Mary- 
land, and on page 483, of the Diary, we find : 

"July 2, 1747. I rec'd a letter from Thos. Hartshorn my sister 
Lucys youngest son, dated June 8, which gives an account of the 
death of my Brother in law Jont Hartshorns Death, on the 17 day of 
February last, after about 3 days illness. Maryland, Siscill (sic) 
County, Susquehannah Hundred." 

This finishes the dissection of the so-called "genealogy" of the 
family of Joshua Hempstead, the first. Years ago, long before the 
Diary was printed, a very similar account, in fact, two accounts, that 
did not agree with each other, were received by the writer, as the 
authentic record of this genealogy. Not then knowing anything 
about it, these records were accepted as possibly correct, even 
though the difference between the two accounts threw a cloud of 
doubt on both. 

It is evident that the record as given in this Introduction is sim- 
ply one of those hazy, indefinite, and inaccurate family records, that 
have grown up from insufficient and inaccurate data, until finally it 
is accepted and believed to be correct. But in this day and genera- 
tion, it will not pass muster. Why, and how, with data right at 
hand from which to have made a correct record, any such fictitious 
account should have been put in so important a place, is beyond all 
understanding. 

To finish up the matter, and to make complete the record of 
Joshua Hempstead 2d, the following is given, without going into de- 
tails of proof. Everything in this record has, however, been 
abundantly corroborated. 

Joshua^ Hempstead (Joshua.= Robert'), b. Sept. i. 1678, New 
London, Conn. Took in the Church, Nov. 4, 1726. H.D.,* p. 177; 
m,, time and place unknown, Abigail Bailey, dau. of Stephen. She 
b. May 15, 1677, Southold, L. I.; d. Aug. 5. 1716, New London, 
Conn., H.D., p. 58. He d. Dec. 22, 1758, New London, Conn., H.D., 
p. 711. 

Children of Joshua' and Abigail (Bailey) Hempstead: 

1. Joshua.* b. July 20, 1678; d. Aug. 10, 1716, H.D., p. 58. Single. 

2. Nathaniel,* b. Tan. 6, 1700; d. July 9. 1729; m. July 18. 1723, 
Mary Hallam, "C.R. 



266 The Tibbitts or Tibbeits Family. [July 

3. Abigail/ b. Jan. 14, 1701-2; d. — ; m. Sept. i, 1731, Qement 
Minor, C.R.* 

4. Robert,* b. Nov. 30, 1702; d. Feb. 13, 1779; m. (i) June 3, 1725, 

Mary Youngs, H.D.,t p. 158; m. (2) , 1768, Mehitable (Tut- 

hill) Reese. 

5. Stephen,* b. Dec. i, 1705; d. Feb. 11, 1774; m. Sept. 19, 1737, 
Sarah Holt, C.R. 

6. Thomas,* b. April 14, 1708; d. July 4, 1729, H.D., p. 210, single. 

7. John,* b. Dec. 26, 1709; d. June 2, 1779; m. Nov. 17, 1731, Han- 
nah Salmon, H.D., p. 242. 

8. Elizabeth,* b. April 27, 1714; d. Nov. 23, 1776; tn. Nov. 18, 
1735, Daniel Starr, C.R. 

9. Mary,* b. July 30, 1716; d. ; m. June 10, 1736, Thos. Pier- 

pont, C.R. 

This completes the record. All of this data could have been 
given for the genealogy in the Introduction as well as not, had the 
time necessary been given to looking up the records. 



THE TIBBITTS OR TIBBETTS FAMILY. 
Descendants of George Tippett of Yonkers, N. Y. 



Contributed bv William Solyman Coons. 

(Continued from Vol. LI, p. ii6, of the Record.) 

Part Two. 
Gilbert* Tippett (James,* George'-^- ^) and His Descendants. 

The second part of this family history relates only to Gilbert* 
Tippett and his descendants, for the reason that he is the only one 
of the six Tippett grandsons of George^ and Dorcas (Baxter) Tip- 
pett whose further history is definitely known to the writer. 

As regards the others, we know with certainty only that Thomas' 
Tippett was living at North Castle, N. Y., in May, 1784; but that 
in 1790 he was no longer a resident of Westchester County, N. Y., 
at least not as a head of a family. George^ Tippett, who had mar- 
ried Eleanor De Veaux, was still living in Yonkers in March and 
June, 1774, when he mortgaged his farm for £830. He never paid 
ofif this mortgage, and he is reported to have died young, leaving one 
child. None of these cousins remained in Westchester County as 
head of a family in 1790. 

The earliest known document mentioning Gilbert" Tippett was 
his marriage bond, dated Aug. 11, 1759, when he was 20 or 21 years 
old ; his bride was Susannah Glover, a grand-daughter of Charles 
Glover, the schoolmaster at Westchester, by Keziah Baxter, his 

♦ C. R. stands for Church record of marriage in the First Church of 
Christ, New London, Conn. 

t H. D. stands for Hempstead's Diary. 



lg2o.] The Tibbitts or Tibbetts Family. 267 

wife. This original marriage bond was destroyed in the great fire 
which partially destroyed the Capitol Building at Albany, N. Y., in 
March, 191 1. 

When his grandfather Tippett died, in the summer of 1761, Gil- 
bert'' Tippett inherited from him a half interest in 28 acres of land 
on Spuyten Duyvil Neck, which was the former home of his de- 
ceased father, and on which land he was probably living at the time 
of his inheritance. He also inherited, together with his brothen 
Stephen^ Tippett, two other large tracts of land on the Neck, a part 
of which was sold by them to their uncle, Samuel Berrian, on Nov. 
13, 1762 (see will of George-^ Tippett, New York Wills, Vol. 23, p. 
98, and Westchester Co. Deeds, Vol. 8, p. 31). 

Gilbert^ continued to live on or near the Neck until the close of 
the Revolutionary War. Here also his four sons Peter," James,' 
Stephen, ° and John" were born. Such changes in the topography 
of this region have taken place and are still taking place, by the re- 
moval of the Old King's Bridge, the excavation of the new ship 
canal and the filling in, both of the Spuyten Duyvil Creek from the 
point of the Neck eastward and of the salt water branch of this 
creek extending northward along the east side of the Neck to the 
proper mouth of Tippett's Brook, that it is now somewhat difficult 
to reconstruct the topography as it was in the days of our Revo- 
lutionary ancestors. In endeavoring to do so, one should go to the 
comer of Broadway and West 230th Street. Here he is on or near 
the S. E. corner of theancient island of Papirinamen, the first 
property which George' Tippett secured in this locality. The water 
and marsh which surrounded it occupied approximately the low 
land now lying close to the outwardly sides of the present West 
230th Street on the South, Broadway on the East, West 236th Street 
on the North and Corlear Aveenue on the West. This low land 
along West 230th Street is the partly filled in bed of the Spuyten 
Duyvil Creek, and, near the junction of this street with King's 
Bridge Avenue, was the northern end of King's Bridge, and also of 
the ancient Wading Place and ferry chossing from Manhattan 
Island. On the high ground, near the north end of the bridge, our 
Revolutionary forefathers had a guard house and other buildings, 
and there Gilbert** Tippett once had a very unpleasant experience, as 
we shall soon see. From Corlear Avenue on this Island, one looks 
westward across the former wide lagoon or branch of the Spuyten 
Duyvil, now occupied by railroad tracks, to the eastern side of 
Spuyten Duyvil Neck. This east side is a very high, steep bluflf, 
still largely covered with forest and rising abruptly from Spuyten 
Duyvil Road. It extends from the southern point of the Neck to the 
vicinity of 238th or 240th Street. 

When the Revolutionary War broke out, Gilbert'* Tippett, in 
common with many other citizens of Westchester County, felt it to 
be his duty to remain loyal to the established government of the 
mother country. Hence his sympathies were with the British sol- 
diers when they came to New York and forced Washington to re- 
treat from Long Island. He seems to have taken no part in the 



268 The Tibbitis or Tibbetts Family. LJu'y 

actual fighting, but we can imagine with what excitement the events 
on Long Island and at Harlem Heights, etc., were discussed by the 
citizens of Fordham and Yonkers as Washington's soldiers ap- 
proached and passed that locality in their retreat. Gilbert^ Tippett 
appears to have taken a leading and excited part in the discussions, 
as he met soldiers and others near King's Bridge. His relatives and 
neighbors were divided on this great question, and one can now 
readily understand how both sides may have been sincere in their 
convictions, and how deeply they were stirred by them. He was 
convinced that the Colonists were not only wrong, but that they 
could not possibly succeed in their venture. When this conviction 
received strong encouragement, through Washington's retreat from 
Long Island, he became so bold and outspoken in his discussions on 
Sept. I and Sept. 5, 1776, that he was promptly arrested for sedition 
and locked up in the main guard house at Kingsbridge. We quote 
below the official record of the testimony against him on this occa- 
sion as found in the Public Papers of George Clinton, First Gov- 
ernor of New York, Vol. I, p. 336: 

"Gilbert Tippet's Seditious Talk." 

"Examination of Nicholas Emanuel Gabrial, Adjutant in Coll. 
Swartwout's Regiment & Mr. Richard King of the same Regiment, 
taken by Henry Godwin, Captain of the main Guard at Kings- 
bridge, Sept'r 7th, 1776, against one Gilbert Tippet, Confind under 
Guard in the main Guard House by order of Maj'r General Heath. 

Richard King saith that on September ist, 1776, Gilbert Tippet 
said in public Company amongst Soldiers and others that (if we 
were united the Regulars would overcome us), and that at several 
Times he hath found Fault with the measures and spake Words 
tending to a Discouragement of the measures now pursued by the 
United States of America, and that he (Tippet) was no ways the 
worse for Liquor when he spake those words, but looked upon him 
to be a sober man. 

Adjutant Gabrial saith that on the fifth of September, Anno 
Domini, 1776, that he heard Gilbert Tippet discoursing among sev- 
eral soldiers and other Persons and endeavored to discourage them, 
and that he (Gabrial) heard him (Tippet) say that (if all the men 
in the United Colonies were united) that the Regulars would over- 
come us yet, and that he (Gabrial) heard him also speak disre- 
spectfully of the Commanding Officers in the Service of the United 
American States." 

In the same volume, p. 340, we learn that on the next day, that 
is on Sept. 8, 1776, Governor Clinton addressed from King's Bridge 
a letter to "The President of the Convention of the State of N. Y." 
enclosing the report of these examinations and making the fol- 
lowing remarks about the case : 

"I also enclose examinations taken against one Tippit of this 
neighborhood, who is also confined in our main guard, by some of 
my officers, for the crime therein particularly mentioned, which is 
(in my opinion) of the most dangerous nature, and has been too 



1920.] The Tibbitts or Tibbetls Family. 269 

much practiced, and not without effect, by the disaffected, since the 
retreat from l^ng Island, which is given out by them as a total 
defeat. I am extrctnely unhappy in lieing obhged to deprive any 
man of personal liberty but by due course law. But in the above 
cases I flatter myself the Convention will justify me till 1 can have 
their directions, which shall be faithfully pursued on every occa- 
sion." 

What directions the State Convention, or Legislature, made as 
regards the final disposition of this case, we have not been able to 
learn. The War brought great hardships and many losses to all of 
the residents of this locality. Forts were built, battles were fought, 
crops were destroyed and many thousands of soldiers, first Ameri- 
cans and later iiritish and Hessians, occupied the forts and bar- 
racks around Kingsbridge. At the close of the war there were 
thousands of Tories who suffered also the loss of their homes and 
lands and banishment from the state. Gilbert' Tippett and his 
family were among the 2500 Royalis'ts from New York who, during 
CJctober and November, 1783, landed at Annapolis Royal, Nova 
Scotia, after a stormy sea voyage. According to a family tradition 
related by one of his grand-daughters, Mrs. Jane' Manning, late of 
South Danby, N. Y., the sea became so rough on this voyage, that 
most of his mahogany furniture was thrown overboard to help 
lighten the vessel. It is believed, however, that two tables were 
spared on this occasion, and that one of them at least, is still in ex- 
istence and in the possession of one of his descendants. This is 
indicated by the fact that in his will, fiilbert'' makes particular men- 
tion of two mahogany tables, as though they were highly prized 
because of being relics of his former home in Yonkers, which had 
escaped destruction on this memorable sea voyage, and bequeaths 
them to his eldest grandson, William' Tibbitts, of Mechanicville, 
N. Y. 

In June, 1784, a census of the Royalists in Annajjolis Co., N. S., 
was taken, and in this census list we find "Gilbert'^ Tippett" and 
wife, with three children above ten years of age and one servant. 
The servant was undoubtedly a negro slave and the three children 
were his sons James," Stephen," and John." for Peter" had died in 
childhood or early youth, perhaps from the hardships of the war. 
In this same year, 1784, the new town of Clermont, Annaprjlis Co., 
was organized, and among those who then received land grants in 
the town was "Gilbert* Tippett." 

But Gilbert'' did not like Nova Scotia evidently, for he did not 
remain there long. lie returned to New York State before 1790, 
and probably as early as 1787. There are some indications that he 
was a resident of Greene Co., N. Y., in 1787, for among the tax- 
payers listed in that county that year was a "Mr. Tippit of Kiskato- 
mation."* Moreover, an old deed at Ballston Spa, Saratoga Co., in- 
forms us Csee Deeds, Vol. 63. p. 148), that when Gilbert'' Tippett 
first bought land in the town of Ballston he was a resident of "Coxa- 

• Kisketametche, now Kiskatom, in the town of Catskill. 



2 "JO The Tibbitts or Tibbetts Family. [July 

hie." This name is undoubtedly a copyist's error for Coxsackie, 
which term then included the present towns of New Baltimore, 
Greenville, Durham, Athens and Cairo, in Greene Co. There was 
also a "Mr. Tibbitts" in this 1787 tax list, but in 1790 there was in 
Greene Co., only one family of this name, viz. : that of "Henry Tib- 
bets." Hence as Gilbert^ is known to have located in Saratoga Co., 
before 1790, and to have come from "Coxahie," he may have been 
the "Mr. Tippit of Kiskatomation," who was no longer there in 
1790. If this supposition is correct, and if we also infer that Henry 
of Greene Co., was his cousin Henry^ who had disappeared from 
Westchester Co., we can readily understand how Gilbert"^ was led to 
Greene Co., after his return from Nova Scotia. This "Henry Tib- 
bets" had seven sons, but all had left the county before 1810. In 
1829, there was living near Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., "George, 
James, John and Harry Tippet," whd because of these family names 
were undoubtedly Gilbert's^ relatives. But it is not clear whether 
they were the sons of Henry, of Greene Co., in 1790, who had thus 
moved back into Schoharie Co., or whether they were the descen- 
dants of a certain "Henry Tippet" who, in 1790, lived in the town 
of Mohawk, Montgomery Co., with his four sons and six daughters. 

Shortly before 1790, and probably during 1788 or 1789, Gilbert" 
Tippett bought 100 acres of land in the town of Ballston, Saratoga 
Co., from "Gysbert Fonda," of Albany. This land was located at a 
country cross roads, now called McBride's Comers, and about one 
mile west of Court House Hill. He built his new home on the north- 
west comer, about 20 rods back from the east and west road and 10 
or 15 rods back from the north and south road. This homestead lot 
contained fifty acres and the remaining fifty acre lot was on the 
southwest corner. He also secured another fifty-acre lot adjoining 
this latter lot on the south and along the west side of the road. He 
built a house on each lot and these houses became the homes of his 
three sons when they married. James, '^ the eldest son, lived with 
his parents on the northwest corner; Stephen" lived on the south- 
west corner, and John" on the lot south of Stephen.* 

Here Gilbert^ Tippett spent many prosperous years with his 
children and grandchildren about him. As a pioneer in this new 
rountrv, which was still infested vi'ith wild beasts and savages, he 
had toiled together with his sons in clearing and subduing the wilder- 
ness, until he had largely recovered from the financial reverses suf- 
fered during the Revolutionary War. He not only owned this land, 
but was also able to loan considerable sums of money to his neigh- 
bors, when ready cash was much rarer and had a far greater pur- 
chasing power than at present. This remarkable difference in the 
purchasing power of a dollar is well illustrated in the inventory of 
his personal estate made in 1828, and which is as follows: i black 
cow, $id.oo ; I red do., $10.00 ; one yellow do.. $8.00 ; i pair 3 yr. old 
stears, S26.00; l two yr. old heifer, ;g7.00; 2 two yr. old heifers, 
$10.00; I three yr. old heifer, $10.00; 14 sheep, $26.00; 4 pigs, 
$.1.00: 3 Casks of pork. $18.00; i tub with hogs lard, $2.25; i Cask 
with flower, $.75; 2 empty casks, $.25; lot of Aples, $5.00; Cider, 



i()20.] The Tiibiits or Tibbells Family. 27 I 

$2.50; lot of potatoes, $5.00; 2 hogsheads, $1.51 ; Cash, $326.74; i 
note by John & Jonathan Cunda, $100.00; i note by Moses & Peter 
Williams, $400.00: Total $977.00. The valuation placed upon the 
live stock in this list proves that one dollar then was equal in value 
to at least seven or eight dollars now, and that Gilbert's" seemingly 
small personal estate was really equivalent to seven or eight thou- 
sand dollars nowadays. 

On Dec. 28, 1817, Gilbert's* wife died in her 82nd yr., and his 
own death occurred on March g, 1828, in his 89th yr. The Ballston 
Centre church records state that he was 89 yrs. of age, so that it 
is a little uncertain whether he was Ixjrn in 173S or 1739; but prob- 
ably in the latter year. In his old age the wife of his son James* 
(Jannet, or Jane, as he calls her in his will), ministered to his wants 
for many years, for which service she was esj^ecially remembered in 
his will. She enjoyed this bequest, however, only a few years, for 
she died in Sept., 1832, and her husband followed her in 1838. All 
of these, as well as other members of the family, are buried in a row 
near the center of the east side of the old Hop City cemetery, a half- 
mile or so west of their home. This cemetery is now so overgrown 
with trees and bushes that it is difficult to locate the tombstones of 
those buried there. 

When Gilbert' died, he left his real estate to certain of his 
grandsons. His old homestead went to William,' the son of James,' 
the southwest corner lot to Stephen's* son, Stephen,' Jr., and the 
southern lot to John's* son, James,' 2nd. Stephen,' Jr., sold his lot, 
the next year after obtaining it, to his cousin, James,' 2nd, who, in 
1833, sold the entire 100 acres to Jonathan ilcBride, after whom 
the comers were named. Undoubtedly it should have l>een called 
Tippett's Comers instead, for the Tippetts were the first settlers 
there, and members of this family occupied the original homestead 
for more than 75 vrs., and until the death of James B.' Tippitts in 
Aug., 1866. 

There are now no buildings remaining around this place, and the 
original homestead on the northwest corner is marked only by two 
old wells and traces of the bam foundation and barnyard wall. For 
many years previous to Dec, 1838, three men named James Tippett 
were jiving at this place at the same time, viz. : Gilbert's' son, 
James,* Sr., and his grandsons, James,' the son of John* and James 
B..' son of James,* Sr. To distinguish them apart, John's* son was 
called Tames,' 2nd or James,' Jr., probably bwause he was 2nd as 
regards age. while Tames B.,' who was the true James, Jr., was nick- 
named Ivong Jim. 

In presenting the genealogy of Gilbert'^ Tippett's descendants, it 
is much regretted that there has been time and opportunity for mak- 
ing the record fairly complete as regards the descendants of his 
son John* only, with a very good account also of those of his eldest 
son Tames.* The records of the Presbyterian Church at Ballston 
Center show that in Feb.. 1820. three young woman named "Mary,^ 
Catherine' and Susan' Tippeti" were received into membership. 
They must have been Gilbert's' grand-daughters and children of 



2/2 The Tibbitls or Tibbetts Family. [July 

James' or Stephen.' These records also show that Mary^ died 
later and that Catherine/ who had recently become the wife of 
James Favill, was on Jan. i6, 1821, granted a letter of dismissal to 
the church at "Salisbury, N. Y." There is no way of determining 
with exactness just where to place these three girls in our gene- 
alogy, but the probabilities are that most, if not all of them, were 
the daughters of James." This is indicated by the fact that the 
family of James" seems to have been more of a church-going family 
than that of Stephen," and by the manner in which they were men- 
tioned together as though they were sisters. The genealogy, as far 
as it has been gathered, is as follows, bearing in mind that Gilbert' 
belonged to the fifth generation of the ancient Yonkers family, as 
shown in part first of this history. 

I. Gilbert' Tippett and his wife Susannah Glover. Gilbert' 
was b. about 1739; m. Susannah Glover in Aug., 1759; he lived 
on Spuyten Duyvil Neck, Westchester Co., N. Y., and in the 
town of Ballston, Saratoga Co., N. Y., a«d d. in Ballston, 
March 29, 1828, in his 89th year. Children: 4 (Tippett) sons, 
viz.: 

2 i. Peter,' b. at some time during 1760-1765, and was 
still living in Aug., 1770, when Keziar Baxter Glover 
mentioned him in her will. He d. before June, 1784. 
+3 ii. James," b. about 1766 in Yonkers, N. Y. ; m. Jarmet 
Bradford before 1792; he lived on his father's old 
homestead, northwest of Ballston Center. N. Y., and 
d. there "December 4, 1838 in the 73d year of his 
age." He had at least two sons and probably sev- 
eral daughters. 
+4 iii. Stephen." Exact date of his birth is unknown ; but, 
as it occurred after 1766 and before Aug., 1770, he 
was b. probably in 1768-1769. He m. Anna Sher- 
wood, daughter of Amos Sherwood of Charlton ; he 
had at least two sons and possibly one or more daugh- 
ters ; he d. subsequent to 1832, at a time and place un- 
known to the writer. He resided at Ballston Center, 
N. Y., and at Shaftsbury. Vt., and perhaps also near 
Syracuse, in Onondaga County, N. Y. 
-|-5 iv. John," b. some time during 1769-1773. If there were 
already four sons in the family, rather than three, 
when in Aug., 1770, Keziah Glover refers to Peter" as, 
"the eldest son of my grand-daughter Susannah Tip- 
pett," then Stephen" Tippett may have been b. later in 
1767 or early in 1768. and John" in 1769 or early in 
1770. We think it, however, more likely that John" 
was b. about 1771. He m. Mary Talmage. eldest child 
of Enos Talmadge, of Ballston, before 1797. and he 
died between Sept. 2. 1830, and May 4, 1834, the 
exact time and place of death being unknowTi. He 
lived in the town'; of Ballston and Milton, Saratoga 
County, N. Y., and had 12 children. 



1920.] Th* Tibbitts or Tibbetts Family. 273 

3. James" Tippett was apparently the strongest character among 
the sons of Gilbert^ and Susannah (Glover) Tippett, and was 
the chief comfort of his parents in their old age. For many 
years he and his wife Jannet worked the old homestead and 
made a home for Gilbert,'* though probably having little or no 
property of their own. They managed to give their sons a 
fairly good education for those times, so that one became a suc- 
cessful physician and the other a school-teacher. For conve- 
nience we will assume that the three Tippett girls who united 
with the church in Feb., 1820, were probably sisters and more 
likely to belong to this family than to that of Stephen^ Tippett. 
Hence we list these girls here, granting the possibility that one 
or all of them may have been daughters of Stephen" Tippett 
instead of children of James." We thus assume that James" 
and Jannet (Bradford) Tippett had five children, viz.: 

+6 i. William,' b. April 14, 1792; m. Sarah Newland 
(dau. of Joseph Newland), July 11, 1820, and lived 
at Mechanicville, N. Y., where he d. July 19, 1874, 
aged 82 years. He changed the spelling of his fam- 
ily name to "Tibbetts." 

+7 ii. James B ', b. , 1808-9; lived on his grand- 
father's homestead near Ballston Center, N. Y., where 
he "died August 2, 1866, aged 57 years." He m. (i) 

? who was the mother of his 4 children; (2) 

Melinda Vibbard. He also adopted the spelling "Tib- 
betts" for the family name. 

8 iii. ( ?) Catharine,' who m. James Favill in 1820 or 

1821, and was dismissed to the Salisbury Presby- 
terian Church in Jan., 1821 (or 1822). 

9 iv. ( ?) Mary.' She was still a member of the Oiurch 

in Jan., 1826. OppwDsite her name it is recorded that 
she died, but no date of death is given. 
10 V. ( ?) Susan.' Though received into the church on the 
same date as Catharine' and Mary,' she was no longer 
a member under her maiden name in Jan., 1826. She 
received a letter of dismissal at the same time as did 
Catharine,' but retumed it to the church in 1823. Her 
subsequent history is unknown, but she may have 
joined her other sister at Salisbury. 

It appears most likely that the births of these 
three daughters occurred between the births of Wil- 
liam' and James B .' 

4. Stephen" Tippett, who m. Anna Sherwood, inherited an in- 
terest in Amos Sherwood's farm in 1809, and sold it to his 
father Gilbert' Tippett for $300 in July, 1812. He was living at 
Tippett's (or McBride's) Corners in 1820 and probably had a 
home there until his father's death in 1828, though absent him- 
self for about three years previous to the latter date. In May, 
1832, he was living at Shaftsbury, Vt., to which place he may 



2 74 The Tibbitts or Tibbetts Family. [July 

have gone soon after his father died. In June, 1857, his wife 
was Hving near Syracuse in the town and county of Onondaga, 
and is mentioned in a way indicating that her husband was not 
then hving (see Saratoga Co. Deeds, Vol. 79, p. 236). How 
long Stephen" Tippett remained at Shaftsbury, Vt., and just 
when or where he died, we are unable to say. 
Children: 2 (Tippett) sons,* viz.: 

11 i. Stephen.' He was evidently b. during 1799-1808, for 

his grandfather refers to him as a minor in his will 
dated Sept. 4, 1820 (See Saratoga Co. Wills, Vol. 8, 
p. 126), and he must have been an aduU before Aug., 
1829, when he sold his inheritance to his cousin 
James," 2nd, Tippett (see Deeds, Vol. X, p. 50). He 
was apparently not m. when this sale was made, and 
may have joined his parents at Shaftsbury, Vt., but 
his subsequent history is not known. 

12 ii. Amos Sherwood.' He was younger than his brother 

Stephen, but inasmuch as land was deeded to him 
in May, 1832, he was evidently b. before May, 181 1. 
He may have been b. as early as 1805-7, ^"d his 
brother a few years earlier, for there is some rea- 
son for believing that he was married in 1828. Ac- 
cording to the records of the Dyes Manor Dutch Re- 
' formed Church in Schoharie Co., where our Amos 

Sherwood' Tippett is beheved to have had numerous 
relatives, a certain "Amos Tibbetts" was m. there to 
Mary A. Mathews on Sept. 14, 1828. This may have 
been Amos Sherwood' Tippett, of Ballston, as we 
have not found the name Amos elsewhere in the 
Tippett family. From his grandfather Tippett he 
inherited the Sherwood lands which his father had 
sold, and he, in turn, sold these lands in Dec, 1833, 
to Nicholas Cavert. of Charlton (See Deeds, Vol. X, 
p. 421). Previous to May, 1832. Amos Sherwood' 
had located in the town of Henrietta, Monroe Co., 
N. Y., where he was still living in Dec, 1833, but his 
later history is unknown to the writer. 

5. John' and Mary, or Polly (Talmage) Tippett. As the fam- 
ily of John' Tippett was a large one, and as he had no real 
estate of his own, he had a hard struggle to provide for them. 
A lack of understanding and absence of sympathy on the part 
of some of his relatives also discouraged him and led to more 
or less trouble, but his twelve children all survived these early 
hardships and filled honorable and useful positions in society. 

* While it is barely possible that there were daughters in this family and 
also other sons, we think this somewhat doubtful, at least as regards any other 
sons. If there had been another son it is fair to presume he would undoubted- 
ly have been mentioned in Gilbert^ Tippett's will, in the same manner as three 
of the sons of John' Tippett are mentioned. 



1920.] The Tibbitts or Tibbetts Family. 275 

His home, just south of Tippetts Corners, was close to a large 
forest in which still lurked wild beasts and savages. His wife 
was a woman of unusual courage, and interesting anecdotes re- 
lating to this period are told by one of her grandsons, Fred 

H ' Tibbetts, of Charlton. At one time an Indian suddenly 

entered her door without knocking as she sat by her table peel- 
ing potatoes. She smiled bravely upon him as he advanced to- 
ward her with a large knife in his hand, and continued still 
smiling as he struck a string of glass beads from her neck, the 
keen edge of the knife grazing her tender throat. This exhibi- 
tion of iron nerve and cheerful courage undoubtedly saved her 
life and caused the savage to depart without further injury to 
her. At another time, several Indians visited their home, and, 
taking their only pig out of its pen, amused themselves tossing 
it upon the low roof of the house and catching it as it rolled 
down again. They finally departed, taking the pig with them 
without any protest from the owners who were glad to be rid 
of them so easily. . 

About 1829, John" Tippett seems to have left his old home 
at Tippett's Corners, and is mentioned as a resident of the town 
of Milton, living in or near Ballston Spa, N. Y. It is known 
that early in Sept., 1830, definite plans had been made for his 
departure without his family to a city on the lower Hudson 
River, and his death occurred either at that place previous to 
May, 1834. or at Ballston Spa, early in the fall of 1830, before 
removal plans could be carried out. His wife Mary is called 
a widow on May 4, 1834, when she united with the church in 
Ballston Center, and she, herself, d. in Ballston on January 3, 
1861, aged 83 years. She was b. Oct. 14, 1777, and was a 
Woman of strong character, highly esteemed and respected by 
her numerous friends. The sons of John" and Mary (Tal- 
mage) Tippett changed the spelling of the family name to "Tib- 
bitts" and "Tibbetts," the first form being used by Daniel' and 
William,' and the second form by James,' George,' John,' 
Enos' and Gilbert.' This couple had 63 grandchildren, of whom 
those in the smallest family had 61 first cousins on their 
mother's side alone, not to mention those on their father's side. 
Their 12 children were as follows, viz. : 

-|-I3 i. Daniel,' b. Feb. 22, 1797; m. Laura Pickett, of Ball- 
ston. Jan. 15, 1822; d. Sept. 27, 1875, aged 78 years. 
Residence, Ballston Center, N. Y. 
-fi4 ii. Ehzabeth' (Betsey), b. Oct. 4, 1799 (or 1798); m. 
George B. Patchen, of Ballston. before 1819; d. Dec. 
9, 1885, aged 86 (or 87?) years. Residence, Vib- 
Bard's Corners, town of Balston, Saratoga Co., 
N. Y. 
-f 15 iii. Permila,' b. Feb. — , 1801 (or 1800?) ; m. Peter Van 
Woert before 1823: d. Feb. — . 1889 (or t888?), 
when a few days pa^t her 88th birthday. Resided 
near Candor, Tioga Co.. N. Y. 



276 The Tibbim or Tibbetts Family. [July 

-I-16 iv. James,' b. Jan. 27, 1802; m. Catherine Carter, of 
Ballston, Jan. 31, 1833; d. Oct. 7, 1871, aged 69 
years. Lived near Court House Hill, town of Ball- 
ston, Saratoga Co., N. Y. 

4-17 V. John,' b. March 17, 1804; m. Lucy Ann Lacey, Oct. 
24, 1832; d. Dec. 22, 1882, aged 78 years. Lived 
about 2 miles southwest of Ballston Center, N. Y. 

-(-18 vi. Mary,' also called Polly, b. May 28, 1806; m. William 
Dinsmore, May 28, 1826; d. July 24, 1878, aged 72 
years. Residence, Galen, near Clyde, N. Y. 

-J- 19 vii. George,' b. Dec. 14, 1808; m. Rachel A. Weaver, 
at Ballston, March 11, 1834 (church record Ball- 
ston Center), or 1833 (family record) ; d. July 29, 
1900, aged 91 years. Residence, Galen, near Clyde, 
N. Y. 

-|-20 viii. Naomi,' b. May 3, 181 1 ; m. Jacob Aurand, Jan. 17, 
1835; d. Nov. 4, 1910, aged 99 years, 6 mos. and i 
day, thus reaching a more advanced age than any 
other member of the family. Residence, Davisburg, 
Mich. 

+21 ix. Jane,' b. Aug. 12, 1813 ; m. Joseph Manning by or be- 
fore 1835; d. March 14, 1893, aged 79 years. Resi- 
dence, South Danby, N. Y. 

+22 X. Gilbert,' b. May 19, 1816; m. (i) Elizabeth Cham- 
bers, Nov. II, 1840; m. (2) Jeannette H. Mclntyre, 
Jan. 10, 1859; d. Oct. 9, i8i84, aged 68 years. Resi- 
dence, Charlton, N. Y. 

-f-23 xi. William,' b. May — , 1818; m. Abigail Seaman (dau. 
of Hix Seaman, of Ballston, N. Y.), before 1840; d. 
"May 17, 1857, aged 39 years." Residence, Charl- 
ton, N. Y. 

-|-24 xii. Talmage Enos,' b. Aug., 9, 1820; m. Harriet E. 
Brown, Jan. 13, 1845 ! ^- March 10, 1869, aged 48 
years. Residence, Clyde, N. Y. 

6. William' Tibbitts, M.D., and his wife Sarah Newland. Wil- 
liam' Tibbitts, who became a prominent physician and located 
in Mechanicville, N. Y., was undoubtedly the William Tibbitts 
who, in 1822, was appointed surgeon's mate of the 9th Brigade 
of Infantry of Saratoga Co., N. Y. In Aug., 1852, he sold to 
his brother, James B — — ,' the old family homestead at the Cor- 
ners which he had inherited from his grandfather. He ac- 
cumulated considerable property and lived to the advanced age 
of 82 years. There were 5 children in his family, viz. : 

-[-25 i. Jane N ,* b. July 4, 1821 ; m. William C. Tall- 

madge, Sept. 5. 1843; d. May 12, 1880. Residence, 
Mechanicville, N. Y. Five children. 
( To bt continued^ 



1920.] Society Notes, Queries. 397 

SOCIETY NOTES. 



A Regular Meeting of the Society was held on Friday evening, March 19, 
1920, at 8 :30 P. M. 

The President, Clarence Winthrop Bowen, announced from the chair the 
following elections to membership: Judge Elbert Henry Gary, Life Mem- 
ber, proposed by Mr. Bowen; Mrs. James Junius Goodwin, Life Member, 
proposed by Mr. Bowen; Miss Grace Kneale, Annual Member, proposed by 
Hopper Striker Mott; Col. Charles D. Parkhurst, of New London, Conn., 
Corresponding Member, proposed by Captain Totten. 

The following deaths of members were also announced: Henry Benedict 
Davenport, Annual Member, died February 16, 1920; Hon. Richard Herbert 
Smith, Annual Member, died January 26, 1920; John F. Collins, of Fonda, 
N. Y., Corresponding Member, died February 12, 1920. 

The President then introduced the speaker of the evening. Princess Canta- 
cuzene — Comtesse Speransky (nee Julia Grant, daughter of the late General 
Frederick D. Grant, and grand-daughter of the late President Ulysses S. 
Grant), who addressed the Society on the subject "Russia, Old and New." 
At the close of the address, Mr. Bowen introduced Mr. Montgomery Schuyler, 
who addressed the Society relative to the foregoing address of the Princesse 
Cantacuzene. 

Mr. Mott moved that the thanks of the Sociey be extended to both speakers- 
which motion was seconded by Mr. George Riker Bishop, and unanimously 
carried. The meeting then adjourned to the library for refreshments. 

A Special Meeting of the Society was held on April 10, 1020, at the So- 
ciety's hall, at 3 :30 P. M. Mr. Bowen, the President, in the chair. 

The President announced the election of the following new members, 
namely : Frederick Du Brutz Bolles, Annual Member, proposed by Mr. 
Bowen ; Clare W. H. Bangs, Annual Member, proposed by Mr. Totten. 

The following deaths of members were announced: Robert Maxwell, 
Annual Member, died March 21, 1920; Eugene Delano, Life Member, died 
April 2, 1920. 

This Special Meeting was called for the purpose of bestowing Honorary 
Membership in the Society upon His Excellency, Jean J. Jusserand, French 
Ambassador to the United States of America. Ambassador Jusserand him- 
self being present at the meeting, Mr. Bowen introduced the Rev. Ernest Mil- 
more Stires. who had been requested by the Board of Trustees to announce 
to Ambassador Jusserand that he had been elected an Honorary Member. 
The Rev. Mr. Stires made an eloquent address conferring the honor upon 
the Ambassador, to which the Ambassador replied in accepting the honor in 
eloquent and felicitous terms. The meeting then adjourned to the library for 
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Genealogical Sketch of the Andrew Putnam Family, compiled by 
Judge Job Barnard, of Washington, D. C, for the Chautauqua County His- 
torical Society in 1916 (partly revised in 1918). 8vo, paper, pp. 29. No price 
stated. Address : Publishers, Conneaut Printing Co., Conneaut, Ohio. 

This excellent compilation gives valuable information relative to Andrew 
Putnam, a pioneer to Chautauqua Co., N. Y., in 1817, and fills out the gene- 
alogical data relative to this special branch of this old Massachusetts family of 
v.'hich the immigrant ancestor, John Putnam, came to this country to Salem, 
Mass., in 1634. Recommended to all genealogical libraries. 

Dk. William Beanes, the Incidental Cause of the Authorship of the 
Star-Spangled Banner, by Caleb Clarke Magruder. Jr. 8vo, paper, pp. i8. 
illustrated. Being a reprint from Vol. XXII, 1919, Records of >the Columbia 
Historical Society of Washington, D. C. 

A most interesting essay showing how the name of Dr. William Beanes is 
inseparably linked with that of Francis Scott Key in the authorship of our 
National Anthem. The pages also set forth much of interest relative to the 
ancestry of Dr. Beanes, and gives data relative to the restoration of his tomb 
at Upper Marlborough, Md. 

The Nichols Families in America. 8vo, paper, pp. 16. Address Leon 
Nelson Nichols, 476 Fifth Avenue, N. Y. City. No price stated. 



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This is in the nature of a prospectus issued in the hope that it may inspire 
the preparation of a complete genealogy of this family in the United States. 

CoDDiNGTDN RECORDS, Descendants of Isaac, Reuben and Uzziah Codding- 
ton, of Woodbridge, N. J., by Rev. Herbert G. Coddington, D.D., of No. 1006 
Harrison Avenue, Syracuse, N. Y. Octavo, paper, pp. 42. No price stated. 
Address : Author. 

A well constructed and apparently accurate genealogical record along the 
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History of the Town of Bellingham. Mass., 1719-1919, by George F. 
Partridge. 8vo, cloth, pp. 221, illustrated. Price, $2.00. Address : Goodspeed's 
Book Shop, 5a Park Street, Boston, Mass. 

A valuable historical compilation, which taken in connection with the 
Vital Records of this town published by the New England Historic Gene- 
alogical Society, seems to leave this locality pretty well covered from a gene- 
alogical standpoint. 

New Yopk, Old and New. A Souvenir Volume. Quarto, cloth, pp. 369, 
including index, profusely illustrated. No price stated. Job Printing Depart- 
ment of the New York Commercial, No. 20 Vesey Street, N. Y. City. 

This work is of interest to genealogical students solely on account of the 
numerous biographical sketches of individuals therein contained. 

Notable Southern Families, Volume I. Compiled by Zella Armstrong, 
of Chattanooga, Tenn. 8vo, cloth and boards, pp. 247. Price, $3.00. Ad- 
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A valuable contribution to the history and genealogy of Southern families. 
It contains copious notes on the following families: Armstrong, Banning, 
Blount, Brownlow, Calhoun, Deaderick, Gaines, Howard, Key, Luttrell, Lyle, 
McAdoo, McGhee, McMillan, Phinney, Polk, Sevier, Shields, Stone, Turnley 
and Van Dyke. Recommended to all genealogical libraries. 

One Branch of the Chickering Family and the Complete Ancestry 
OF Mary Chickering Nichols, by 'Frederick C. Torrey, A.M., of Lakehurst, 
N. J. 8vo, cloth, pp. 31, with 7 genealogical charts. No price stated. Ad- 
dress : Author. 

This work is in the nature of an individual pedigree of Mary Chickering 
Nichols. The first chart gives the ancestry of Jonas Chickering (1798-1853), 
the second, the Chickering and Harraden ancestry of Mary Chickering 
Nichols — the third, her Nichols and Bates Ancestry — the fourth her Clark 
Ancestry, the fifth her Lane Ancestry — the sixth sets forth certain Chicker- 
ing. Lane and Nichols connections, and the seventh groups all this information 
under a general ancestry of Mary Chickering Nichols. The subject matter 
of the text is also of much value to genealogists. Recommended to gene- 
alogical libraries. 

The Avery, Fairchild and Park Families of Massachusetts, Con- 
necticut and Rhode Island, with a Short Narration of Facts concerning Mr. 
Richard Warren, Mayflower Passenger and his Family Connections with 
Thomas Little. William Avery. 1650; Richard Park. 16.^,";; Thomas Fair- 
child, 16.38; Thomas Little, i6,w: Richard Warren. 1620. Quarto, boards and 
cloth, pp. 151, including excellent name index with 22 full-page illustrations, 
portraits and subjects of family interest. Compiled by Samuel Putnam Avery, 
F.sq., Vice-president of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. 
Hartford. Conn. 1919. Edition of 250 copies for private distribution. 

This beautiful work, of which we gave an advanced noti'-e in the Janu- 
ary, 1020, issue of this publication, is now before us and entirely fulfills the 
promises which it held forth. The paper, press work, illustrations and binding 
are beyond criticism, and the subject matter is such as to establish the vol- 



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OCTOBER, 1920.— CONTENTS. 

FACE 

Illustration. Portrait of Jonathan Thome Frontispiece 

1. Jonathan Thorne. Contributed by Samuel Brinckerhoff Thome . . 281 

2. Van Husen (Van Heusen, Van Hoesen) Genealogy. Contributed by 

Edith Van Heusen Becker <Mrs. Frank N. Becker) 285 

3. Manwaring Family Genealogy. Compiled by Charles D. Parkhurst, 

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PETT of Yonkers, N. Y. Contributed by William Solyman Coons. 
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7. Notes on the English Ancestry of George Clinton, First Gover- 

nor of New York. Contributed by Dr. Joseph M. Beatty, Jr. . . 360 

8. Society Notes 362 

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Wawarsing. Compiled by Royden Woodward Vosburgh . . . 393 

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JONATHAN THORNE. 



Contributed by Samuel Brinckerhoff Thorne. 



Jonathan Thorne, who died January 12, 1920, at his home in 
New York City, was the third son and last surviving child of 
Jonathan Thorne and Lydia Corse, well-known and prominent 
New Yorkers of a generation ago. Born in that city on April 5, 
1843, one of a family of ten, five sons and one daughter of which 
grew to maturity, New York continued to be his home, and with 
that city he was identified throughout his business life. 

His was the si.xth generation in descent from William Thorne, 
who presumably came from Essex, England, was made a freeman 
at Lynn, Mass., May 2, 1638, came to Long Island in 1645, and 
on October 19 of that year, was named by Governor Keith one of 
the original eighteen patentees of the Town of Flushing, L. L, 
which is now embraced within the boundaries of Greater New 
York. 

The genealogical record of the family shows William and his 
wife, Sarah, subsequently residing at Jamaica, L. L, where twelve 
years later he appears as one of the proprietors of that town. His 
son, Joseph, married Mary Bowne, and Isaac, their son, married 
Hanna Haight. The union of Isaac and Hanna was blessed with 
abundant progeny, ten in all, William, the seventh child, born in 
1744, being the one from whom this branch of the family was 
descended. 

Probably prompted by the demands of a constantly increasing 
family he moved to the country, and in 1689 established himself 
in Dutchess County, New York, where with eight other members 
of the Society of Friends he organized a group known as the 
"Nine Partners" and acquired a parcel of land not far from the 
present village of Millbrook. 

William married Jemima Titus and became the father of six 
children, the third of whom, Samuel, established one of the 
pioneer trading posts and general merchandise stores in that part 
of the country. He married Phebe Dean, who bore him two 
daughters and in 1801 a son, whom he named Jonathan. Thirteen 
years later, his affairs having prospered, he purchased a farm of 



2S2 Jonathan Thorne. [Oct. 

some 600 acres, a few miles from Washington, and built for him- 
self a permanent farm and home which he called Thorndale, and 
which later became renowned in this country and abroad for its 
blooded cattle and its stable of famous trotting horses. 

Jonathan's early days were spent here — at nineteen years of 
age he came to New York and started in the dry goods business, 
returning to Dutchess County three years later, however, to take 
charge of the farm which under his management and later that of 
his sons, Samuel and Edwin, and later still his grandson, Oakleigh, 
was to become a landmark in the County. 

His marriage in 1823, with Lydia Ann, daughter of Israel Corse, 
prominent in the leather business in New York, doubtless in- 
fluenced him to return to the city in 1828 and twd years later he 
succeeded his father-in-law as a buyer and seller of leather, with 
offices at Jacob and Ferry Streets. Enlarging this well-established 
business he soon secured large tracts of hemlock land in Penn- 
sylvania, where he established tanneries, becoming through suc- 
cessive changes in title, the active head and senior partner of the 
firms of Jonathan Thorne & Co., Thorne, Watson, Corse & Co., 
and Thorne, Watson & Co., and retired from active business 
in 1880, though still maintaining his interest until he passed 
away in 1884. 

Jonathan, his third son to reach manhood, was born on April 5, 
1843, 3"d his birth marks the day of the family move "uptown " 
to Washington Square, from the earlier home on Cliff Street. 
This proposed change of abode had been a matter of grave con- 
sideration but finally in his father's unerring judgment as to the 
future growth of the city, was decided upon as advisable, his 
decision being made in spite of the remonstrances of his friends 
who felt it a great mistake to move out into the suburbs and who 
warned him that his friends would but seldom come to see him in 
that distant location. 

Young Jonathan grew up at the new winter home at No. 6 
Washington Square, spending his summers at the old Thornedale 
homestead at Millbrook. He attended first a day school in the 
city and later a boarding school near Tarrytown on the Hudson. 

When fifteen years of age he entered the Academic Depart- 
ment of Haverford College, near Philadelphia, which evidently 
appealed to his parents on account of its Quaker origin and 
support, but only remained there three years, leaving in 1861 to 
learn the leather business in his father's office. These were the 
days of the Civil War and though his father's religious convictions 
against war prevented his enlisting regularly in the army, he 
joined the 7th Regiment of New York National Guards on June 
16, 1862, as a member of Company " K," serving till 1864, and 
retaining to the end of his life his keen interest in that organi- 
zation and the life-long friendships made through connection 
with it. 

His business life in which he was actively engaged for some 
twenty years, was connected almost entirely with the leather 



I9I9-] Jonathan Thome. 2%X 

trade, in which his father before him had built up such an enviable 
reputation. Starting as he did, in a clerical capacity, with Thorne, 
Watson & Co., in their offics in New York, he later went to their 
tanneries at Thornedale and Laporte, in Sullivan County, Pa., and 
learned there the business of tcuining sole leather as it was then 
conducted. 

Returning to New York, he continued his connection with 
Thorne, Watson & Co. until the year 1881. He started a business 
house of his own, encouraged and aided by his father, who had 
at the age of 80 closed his connection with the former company. 
The new firm was known as Thorne, McFarlane & Co., with offices 
at 76 Gold Street, New York. Jonathan Thorne, as senior partner, 
looked after the office and general business end while McFarlane, 
well reputed as a tanner, had supervision over the tanneries in 
Pennsylvania, and Samuel and particularly William Thorne, older 
and younger brothers, in addition to a financial interest, took a 
more or less active part in the management. 

The firm continued in business for some years and in the main 
prospered; the partnership was dissolved, however, in the late 
eighties and was succeeded by that of J. & W. Thorne, Jonathan 
and William, who continued to retain McF"arlane in the capacity 
of manager at the Laporte tannery and eventually sold out their 
business, tanneries and hemlock lands to the U. S. Leather Co, in 
the early nineties. 

From that time on Jonathan Thorne was not actively engaged 
in business, resigning in 1894 from the Phenix Bank and other 
business institutions of which he was a director, though main- 
taining his keen interest in affairs till his death. 

Though he was a successful man of affairs, it is rather for his 
loveable and deliphtful traits of character and for his unusual 
charm that his friends will long cherish his memory. 

While visiting his brother, Samuel, at the old homestead, 
Thornedale, as a young man, he first met the lady he later mar- 
ried, Harriet Van Schoonho\'en, daughter of William Van Schoon- 
hoven, of Troy, N. Y., and his wife, Margaret Brinckerhoff. 
Samuel was already married to her only sister, Phoebe, but a few 
years older, and it was doubtless the intimacy of the sisters that 
tended to cement still stronger the very usual affection which 
existed all their lives, between these brothers. 

Jonathan was married December 10, 1867, in New York City. 
The young couple began housekeeping in a wee bit of a house, 
12' 6" frontage, at 44 West 26th Street. In 1870, however, his 
father following the growth of the city, once more moved uptown, 
this time to 524 Fifth Avenue, and wishing to have Jonathan 
near him, aided him to take over the property directly adjoining 
him on the north, number 526. 

Here were born to him Josephine, who lived but two years, 
and Samuel Brinckerhoff — the former in 1868 and the latter in 
1873 — Victor, the eldest son, arriving while the family were in 
Florence, Italy, in 1871. 



284 Jonathan Thome. [Oct. 

The family continued to live here until the death of Jonathan 
Thorne, Sr., in 1884. Shortly after the two properties were dis- 
posed of and together with the corner house adjoining, became 
the site of Sherry's Restaurant, now the uptown office of the 
Guarantee Trust Co. 

In 1880, desiring a country home and attracted by the beauty 
of the location, Johathan purchased, with his close friend and 
connection by marriage, Thomas W. Pearsall, adjoining pr()perties 
overlooking Long Island Sound, at Black Rock, Conn., and built 
what was to became his most cherished home. It was his custom 
to spend a long summer season at "Schoonhoven " (named for 
his wife), and this beautiful estate was the scene of many happy 
gatherings that he so dearly loved to provide for his friends. As 
the years went on he increased his land holdings and devoted 
much of his leisure time to improving this property, farming his 
land aud takmg keen delight and pride in the results of his 
supervision. 

Never again actively engaged in business after he withdrew 
from the leather trade, he continued to keep his office adjoining 
that of his brother, Samuel, and in the winter months was a 
regular attendant there. 

The affection of the two brothers for each other, especially as 
they grew older, was unusually strong. During the week they 
daily lunched together at the Down Town Association and later 
in the afternoon almost invariably went uptown together, and 
seldom indeed did a week pass unmarked by the Sunday ex- 
change of visits between the two households. 

Although for many years a member of the Union League and 
Metropolitan Clubs, and with a wide circle of friends to whom he 
was greatly attached, he was never in any sense a club man but 
devoted himself very largely to his family and intimate friends. 
He was fond of traveling, the remniscences of the trip he made 
to Japan and China in 1883, with his wife and sons, was always a 
keen joy to him, as only in a less degaee were the memories of 
numerous jaunts to Europe and the Mediterranean. 

While not a so-called patron of art, he had a very strong sense 
of the artistic and loved to surround himself with attractive 
things. He built his final New York house in 1901 on the south 
corner of Fifth Avenue and 84th Street and never ceased to take 
pleasure in adding to the collection of beautiful things which he 
housed there. 

In business transactions he was most methodical and exact. 
Absolutely honest and straightforward in his own dealings, he 
required similar characteristics in those with whom he dealt 
and was particularly impatient at any attempt at evasion or deceit. 
He had, especially as he grew older, almost perfect control of a 
temper, extremely hot when aroused. Never harsh or dominant 
in his criticisms, he mellowed more and more in his judgments as 
the years went on. Extremely modest and retiring, with a won- 
derful courtliness of manner, self-sacrificing to a degree, always 



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cheery, he commanded a fund of stories which he told inimitably — 
and was constantly thinking of the comfort or happiness of others. 
It is not to be wondered at that he was greatly beloved by all 
who knew him. 

An ideal type of Christian .s^entleman, the last of his gener- 
ation, Jonathan Thorne has passed on, leaving as a priceless 
heritage to the wife, two sons and five grandchildren who survive 
him, the example and loving memory of a useful, generous and 
unselfish life. 

Jonathan Thorne was elected an Annual Member of the New 
York Genealogical and Biographical Society in 191 5 and became 
a Life Member in 1916. He manifested during his membership 
an active interest in the affairs of the Society, and in his death 
the Society experienced a material loss. 



VAN HUSEN (VAN HEUSEN, VAN HOESEN) 
GENEALOGY. 



Contributed by Edith Van Heusen Becker (Mrs. Frank N. Becker), 

No. 93 Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam, N. Y. 



I. Jan Franse' Van Hussem was the first Van Hoesen that 
came to America. Documents represent him, his wife, Volke 
Jurrianse, and his son Jurian as having settled at Fort Orange 
and Beverwyck (now Albany, N. Y.), as early as 1645, where 
he made several purchases of land. His principal purchase 
was that of the Qaverack land of several hundred acres from 
the Mohican Indians which he made on June 5, 1662. This 
tract includes the ground on which the city of Hudson is 
built and also a part of Greenport. It extended along the 
Hudson River from Stockport Creek on the north to the 
mouth of Keshna's Kill on the south, which empties into the 
South Bay near Mount Merino and on the cast to Claverack 
Creek. Here it met the boundary of the Van Rensselaer Pat- 
ent, and the priority of title was contested by the Patroon; 
but after a long litigation the Court settled the title in favor 
of Van Hussem. These lands were confirmed to him by a 
patent from Governor Nicoll, at Albany, on May 14, 1667. 
The purchase was originally made from an Indian named 
Pametepiet (or Pompoenick), his signature being a mark, and 
another Indian named Tatan Kenant, whose signature also 
was a mark, the purchase price being 500 guilders in beavers. 
On June 11, 1664, the sale was confirmed by another Indian 
and owner named Sickaneeck (alias Tunis). Van Hussem's 
signature was also a mark. 



2 86 Van Husen ( Van Heusen, Van Hoesen) Genealogy. [Oct. 

Jan Franse Van Hussem, the patentee, died about 1703, 
and letters of administration were issued to his son Jurrian 
Aug. 2, 1703 (Book of Deeds VI, p. 199, Albany County 
Clerk's Office, New York State). Under the law of primo- 
geniture the property passed to his oldest son Jurrian ; but on 
Jan. 7, 1704, Jurrian generously conveyed to his brothers and 
sister Jacob Jan. Johannes and Katherine, wife of Francis 
Hardick, his land lying on and near the river. Francis Har- 
dick, when a boy, had run away from Liverpool and shipjjed 
on a freighting vessel sailing for Manhattan, thence making 
his way to the "Landing," where he obtained employment from 
Mynheer Van Hoesan, and afterwards married his daughter. 

In the division Jacob Jan,'' received the land to the north- 
ward and Johannes that upon the River and South Bay ex- 
tending on the north to the road, which formed the boundary 
of the Hardick tract. This "wagonway" led from the Ferry 
along the line of the present Ferry and Partition Streets to 
the Public Square, which it crossed and went on into the in- 
terior. The lands of Johannes and Hardicks comprised a 
large part of the city of Hudson which has been in continuous 
existence as a city since 1785. The Van Hoesen house, on the 
site of that occupied by Jan Franse^ Van Hussem, is still 
standing near the entrance to the covered bridge north of the 
city, bearing the date 1729. 

Children of Jan Franse^ Van Hussem, living at the time of his 
death : 

2. i. Jurrian,^ the eldest son. 

3. ii. Jacob Jan.^ 

4. iii. Volkert.^ 

5. iv. Anna,° wife of Laykas Gerrites. 

6. v. Styntie,^ wife of Jan Tyss Goes. 

7. vi. Maria, ^ wife of Hendrick Coenraetse. 

8. vii.' Katherine," wife of Frank Hardick. 
-f-9. viii. Johannes. - 

This article will give the record of Johannes' Van Hussem 
(Hoesen) and his descendants. 

9. Johannes- Van Hoesen, was a freeholder in Claverack in 
1720. He married first Jannitje Jans de Ryck (dau. of Jan 
Cornelius), by whom he had the following children: 



10. 


i. 


Jan Hanneson.^ 


II. 


ii. 


Johannes.' 


12. 


iii. 


Harmon.^ 


1.3- 


iv. 


Jacob,' died young. 


14. 


v. 


Jacob' (1701). 


15- 


vi. 


Franciscus.' 


16. 


vii. 


Catherine.' 


17- 


viii 


Maria.' 


18. 


ix. 


Jurgen,' and perhaps others. 



1920.) Van Husen (Van Heusen, Van Hoesen) Genealoj^y. 287 

He married a second time in 1709 to Willempie Viele 
Schemierhoorn Winne, who was twice a widow before this 
her third marriage, and by her had the following children: 

19. X. Gerritje, baptized 8-20-1710. 

20. xi. Nicho1i|s, baptized 2-11-1712. 

10. Jan Hanneson^ Van Hoesen married 2-15-1711 Tannekie 
Witbeck, dau. of Hendrick, both of Claverack, and had the 
following children : 

21. i. Johannes J.,* b. 12-20-1712; bapt. 1-25-1713. 

22. ii. Hendricus,* b. 12-21-1714. 

22,. iii. Jannige,* b. 11-4-1717; bapt. 11-14-1717. 

24. iv. Jan,* b. 9-1-1719; bapt. 11-15-1719. 

25. V. Petrus,* b. 1-2-1721 ; bapt. 2-21-1721. 
-)-26. vi. Jacob,* b. 11-17-1722; bapt. 12-16-1722. 

(See New York Lutheran Church Records.) 

Just when Jan Hanneson^ Van Hoesen, or part of his fam- 
ily crossed the Hudson River into Greene County is uncertain, 
but the record of his grandchildren is found in the Loonen- 
burg (now Athens) New York, Lutheran Church records. 

26. Jacob* Van Hoesen, b. 11-17-1722; m. in 1745 Annatje Van 
Loon (probably dau. of Albertus Van Loon) ; the date of her 
death is uncertain, but it occurred before that of her husband 
Jacob* who died in 1807. In 1765, he, together with a Van 
Wornier and a Staley, went from Greene County to the region 
now known as the town of Florida, Montgomery County, 
N. Y. Jacob* Van Hoesen's will, dated 1804, is on file in the 
Surrogate's Office at Fonda, N. Y. 

The children of Jacob* Van Hoesen were : 
+27. i. Maria,'^^ b. 3-19-1747; m. John Bodine. 
-i-28. ii. Jan," b. 12-24-1748. 
-I-29. iii. Albertus,^ b. 10-13-1750. 
+30. iv. Rachel,'' b. 10-30-1752. 

27. Maria'' Van Hoesen, b. 3-19-1747; m. John Bodine (also 
spelled Burdine). The births of two of their children are 
recorded in First Settlers of Schenectady. 

Children: 4 (Bodine), 3 sons and i daughter: 

31. i. Johannes," bapt. 3-18-1770. 

32. ii. Abraham," bapt. 1-9-1785. 

33. iii. Isaac* mentioned in the will of his grandfather, 

Jacob* Van Hoesen. This may be the Isaac 
Bodine who by his wife Anna had the following 
children : Hanna.'^ b, 6-3-1810; Susannah,' b. 6-1 7- 
1812; Albert,' b. 4-21-1814 (see Florida Records). 

34. iv. Annatje"? While not positive, it is thought that 

she was a dau. of Maria-'' (Van Hoesen) Bodine. 
She m. in 1795 Harmonus Mandeville of Charles- 



i88 Van Husen {Van Heusen, Van Hoesen) Genealogy. [Oct. 

ton, Montgomery Co., N. Y., and had daughters, 
Maria and EHzabeth. 

28. Jan'^ Van Hoesen, b. 12-24-1748; he m. and had children. 
His will, dated 1826, filed in the Surrogate's office at Fonda, 
N. Y., mentions: 

35. i. John" (his only living son). 

36. ii. Jacob," deceased, leaving children: John' and 

Benjamin.' 

29. Albertus^ (Albert) Van Hoesen, b. 10-13-1750; bapt. 11-30- 
1750; m. Sophia Delyne (dau. of Cornelius and Alida Delyne 
(Lenine, LaNain, LaNoy). Their children whose records are 
part in Schenectady and part in Schoharie are as follows : 

-I-37. i. Jacob," b. 109-1771. 

4-38. ii. Annetje," bap. 4-3-1775. 

-I-39. iii. Elizabeth," bap. 5-21-1777. 

+40. iv. John A- — ," b. 8-3-1785. 

-i-41. V. "Cornelius," b. 5-22-1789. 

4-42. vi. Albert," b. 9-5-1792. 

43. vii. Alida," b. ? m. 10-19-1823, James Lewis, of 

Root, Montgomery Co., N. Y. 

44. viii. Maria," b. ? Possibly the Polly Van Hoesen 

who m. 8-4-1833 William Thomas. 
Albertus-"' (Albert) Van Hoesen, enlisted in 1776, and 
served at various times to the end of the Revolutionary War, 
amounting in all to over two years' service, as private under 
Captains Lewis Groat. Abner French and David McMaster 
(Bureau of Pensions, Oct. 5, 1917 — S. F. 28925 Rev. War). 

30. Rachel"^ Van Hoesen, b. 10-30-1752; d. , at age of 75; 

m. Hendrick Staley, b. , 1750; d. , 1840. Some of 

their children are listed in the First Settlers of Schenectady, 
as follows : 

45. i. Abraham" Staley, bap. 1-5-1779. 

-I-46. ii. John" Staley, b. , 1780; d. , i860; m. 

Rebecca Devenpeck. 

47. iii. Jacob" Staley, b. 3-19-1784; never married. 

48. iv. Susannah" Staley, b. 1-22-1785. 

49. V. Maria" Staley. b. 3-( — )-i788. 

And according to some historians the following additional 
children : 

50. vi. Ricker" Staley. 

51. vii. Ann" Staley. 

52. viii. Hermanns" Staley. 

37. Jacob" Van Hoesen, b. 10-9-1771 ; d. , i86g; he went to 

Hope, Hamilton Co., N. Y., and had at least three sons, prob- 
ably four, and probably two daughters. He was Overseer of 
Highways for Mayfield, N. Y. (not far from Hope), in 
1833-5- 



1920.] Van Husen [Van Heitsen, Van Hoesen) Genealogy. 289 

Children: 6 (Van Hoesen), 4 sons and 2 daughters, viz.: 

53. i. Jacob,^ who m. Hannah ConkHn and had : 

i. Isaac, ^ who married and had : 

1. Jacob." 

2. Isaac. ^ 

3. William.^ 

4. (a daughter)." 

ii. Philo,* never married. 
iii. John,^ who married and had : 

1. Fred." 

2. Roy." 

3. (a daughter)." 

iv. Henry, ^ who lived on a farm about one and 

one-half miles out of Northville, N. Y. 
V. (a daughter),® dead. 
vi. (a daughter),® dead. 

54. ii. Albert,^ said to have gone to Wisconsin. 

55. iii. Henry,'' said to have gone to Wisconsin. 

56. iv. Cornelius,' d. 2-27-1858, aged 29 years, 10 mo., 

II days. 

57. V. Alida,'' d. 10-10-1883, aged 66 years, 8 mo., 6 

days ; she m. David Stickney and had one 

daughter : 

i. Almira,® b. , 1842 ; d. , 1844. 

58. vi. Ann Ehza,' (possibly), b. , 1825; d. , 

1859; who m. \Mlliam Stanclift. 
Nos. 56, 57 and 58 are buried in the cemetery in Hope, 
Hamilton Co., N. Y. 

38. Annatje" Van Hoesen, bap. 4-3-1775; m. 1-10-1799, Albert 
Bodine, of Hope, Hamilton Co., N. Y. She d. 9-20-1854. He 
d. 3-1-1846, aged 71 years. 

39. Elizabeth'^ Van Hoesen, bap. 5-21-1777; m. 2-28-1797, 
Henry H. Staley (son of Harmonus and Mary (Hogeboom) 
Staley), b. 12-28-1775. 

Children: 4 (Staley), 2 sons and 2 daughters, viz.: 

59. i. Eleanor.'' b. 11-25- 1797. 

60. ii. Harmonus,' b. 4-26-1800; m. , 1857, Eliz. 

McKinney. 

61. iii. Mary,'' b. 7-26-1808. 

62. iv. Cornelius,' b. 7-22-1811. 

40. John A " Van Hoesen, b. 8-3-1785 ; d. 2-18-1869; m. 7-6- 

"181 1, Judith Van Wormer (dau. of Cornelius Van Wormer). 
b. 10-19-1792; d. 8-14-1842. They lived at Florida, Mont- 
gomery Co., N. Y. 

Children: 10 (Van Hoesen), 7 sons and 3 daughters, viz.: 



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[Oct. 



+63. i. Albert,' b. 5-15-1812. 

-j-64. ii. Cornelius,' b. 4-29-1814 (or 6-27-1814). 

65. iii. John,' b. 7-18-1815 ; d. , young. 

66. iv. Eliza Ann,' b. 9-27-1817; m. John Crawford. 

67. V. Maria,' b. 11-16-1819 (or 11-17-1819); d. 10-7- 

1824. 

68. vi. William Donly,' b. 6-27-1822; d. 7-18-1837. 

+69. vii. John Henry,' b. 4-11-1824; m. Lydia ? 

-f/O. viii. Marcus B ,' b. 9-4-1826. 

-j-7i. ix. Mary Catherine,' b. 8-7-1828. 
-I-72. X. George,' b. 7-14-1832. 

41. Cornelius" Van Hoesen^ b. 5-22-1789; d. , 1869; m. 

Deborah Cooley. They lived in Florida, Montgomery Co., 
N.Y. 

Children: 11 (Van Hoesen). 6 sons and 5 daughters, viz.: 
i. Rachel,' b. 7-17-1822. 
ii. James.' b. 11-21-1824; d. 4-15-1857. 
iii. Alexander,' b. 10-2-1825; m. Anna Morrow. 
iv. Harmonus,' b. 8-20-1827; never married. 
V. Marie,' b. 2-28-1828; d. 12-28-1897; m. Garrett 

Staley. 
vi. Sarah,' b. 2-28-1832 ; m. Lawrence Van Epps. 

vii. William H ,' b. 9-12-1833; d. 11-18-1918; m. 

Ellen Van Epps. 
viii. Charles,' b. 12-3-1836; m. Eliza Crouch. 

ix. Aaron B ,' b. ? d. , drowned when 

21 years old. 
X. Elizabeth,' b. 5-4-1844; m. Robert Harbinson and 

lived in Schenectady, N. Y. 
xi. Jane.' b. ? 

42. Albert" Van Hoesen, b. 9-5-1792; d. 12-31-1874; m. Susan 
McMasters. They lived south of the Mohawk River in Mont- 
gomery Co., N. Y. 

Children: 9 (Van Hoesen), 3 sons and 6 daughters, viz.: 



+74. 
75 
76, 

^77 

78, 
79 

80 



+84 
+85 
+86, 

+87 
-f88 



+90 
91 



i. David.' 

ii. John,' b. . 1821 ; d. 11-15-1877. 

iii. Hugh.' 

iv. Alida.' b. 2-13-1823; d. 3-12-1895; m. Rueloff 

Olmstead. 
V. Mary.' 

vi. Lydia,' b. ? d. ? m. Duncan Baxter 

Lauder ; no children. 

vii. Susan,' b. ? d. ? m. Conover. 

viii. Jane,' who m. John La Grange and had a dau. 
Susan' La Grange, who m. John Ming, and had 
Edna* Ming, who m. an Englishman and lives in 
England and had two sons, and a son George* 
Ming. 



1920.] Van Husen {Van Heuseti, Van Hoesen) Genealogy. 29 1 

92. ix. Catherine/ b. 12-18-1814. 

46. JoHN^ Staley, b. , 1780; d. — — , i860; m. Rebecca 

Devenpeck. 

Children: 7 (Staley), 6 sons and i daughter, viz.: 

92^. John H ,' m. Mary Devenburg. 

92*'. Rachel A ." 

92". Abraham.' 

92**. Theodore.' 

92^. Winslow.' 

92*'. Garrett V.,' b. 9-22-1822; d. 8-7-1879; m. Maria' Van 
Husen, see No. yy of this record — dau. of Cornelius 
and Deborah (Cooley) Van Hoesen. 

92^, Jacob/ b. 7-3-1833; d. , 1908; m. 1-6-1856 Susan 

McKinney, b. — — , 1838. She was a great-grand- 
daughter of Jacob Staley by his wife Susannah Rey- 
nex. Said Jacob Staley was a brother of Hendrick 
Staley who married RacheP Van Hoesen, see No. 30 
of this genealogical record. 

63. Albert' Van Hoesen, b. 5-15-1812; d. , 1906; m. a Mrs. 

Paterson; they had no children, but adopted a daughter. 

64. Cornelius' Van Hoesen, b. 4-29-1814; d. 5-13-1860; m. 9- 
18-1844, Caroline Rulinson (dau. of Cornelius and Catherine 
(El wood) Rulinson), b. 10-26-1823. near Theresa, Jefferson 
Co., N. Y., and who after the death of her father, accompanied 
by her mother and brother removed to Esperance, Schoharie 
Co., N. Y. She d. 3-23-1880, at Amsterdam, N. Y. 

Children: 6 (Van Hoesen), 4 sons and 2 daughters, viz.: 
+93. i. William Anderson,' b. 11-24-1846; d. Nov. 25, 

1901. 
-|-94- ii- Nelson Eugene,' b. 5-19-1848. 
-i-95. iii. George Henn,',' b. 1-15-1850. 
-I-96. iv. Sarah Armitta,' b. 12-19-1851. 
-f-97. V. Herman.' b. 3-10-1855. 
-j-98. vi. Marion,' b. 7-4-1857. 

69. John Henry' Van Hoesen, b. 4-11-1824; m. Lydia ? 

and had two children, viz. : 

99. i. (a son),' who went South and died there. 
100. ii. Cornelia.' 

70. Marcus B ' Van Hoesen, b. 9-4-1826; d. , 1917-18; 

m. Emitia Crowe and had two (Van Hoesen) daughters, viz.: 

loi. i. Mary,' b. ? who d. in Utica, N. Y., 3-23- 

1885. 
102. ii. Frances,' b. 7-7-1865; d. 2-4-1889, at Utica, N. Y. 

71. Mary Catherine' Van Hoesen, b. 8-7-1828; d. 9-4-1902; 
m. Oliver Swart and had 4 (Swart) children, viz.: 



2q2 Van Husen (Van Heitsen, Van Hoesen) Genealogy. [Oct. 

-I-103. i. Elizabeth,*' who m. Albert Morenus. 

104. ii. Matthew.*' 

105. iii. William.* 

106. iv. Snell,* who m. Carrie Bauder and lived in 

Am.sterdam, N. Y. 

y2. George' Van Hoesen, b. 7-14-1832; d. ? m. Ann Sulli- 
van and had 4 (Van Hoesen) children, viz.: 

107. i. Judith,* b. ? d. ? she is dead. 

-f-io8. ii. Elizabeth,* who m. Frank Moehringer. 

109. iii. Ella,* b. ? d. ? m. Charles Young and 

lived at Amsterdam, N. Y. 
no. iv. William,* b. ? d. ? m. Myrtle Hopkins 

at Amsterdam, N. Y., and lived at Tonawanda, 

N. Y. No children. 

73. Rachel' Van Hoesen, b. 7-17-1822; d. ? m. Garrett 

B Barhyde and had i (Barhyde) son, viz.: 

111. i. James Henry.* 

74. James' Van Husen^ b. 11-21-1824; d. 4-15-1857; m. Anna 

Maria Deconder, b. 1-14-1823; d. 11-30-1851 and 
had I (Van Husen) daughter, viz.: 

112. i. Anna C — — ,* b. 2-21-1851 ; d. 8-18-1851. 

This entire family were buried in the Dutch Cemetery, 
Schenectady, N. Y. 

yj. Marie' Van Husen, b. 2-28-1828; d. 12-28-1897; m. Garrett 

Staley, b. , 1822 ; d. , 1879. They were third cousins. 

Children: 6 (Staley), 2 sons and 4 daughters. 

+ 113. i. Alice,* b. 8-23-1855; m. James A. Young. 

114. ii. Louise,* b. 5-11-1860; m. John Swart. 

115. iii. Harriet R ,* b. 2-10-1863; d. 2-18-1876. 

116. iv. Carrie,* b. ? d. , 1871. 

117. V. T Ronieyn,* b. 6-14-1869; m. Ada Luella 

Schuyler, who was b. 5-9-1873. 

118. vi. Garrett,* b. 6-20-1871 ; d. 12-23-1871. 

84. David' Van Hoesen, b. ? m. 11-9-1843, EJeanor Le Roy. 

Children: 6 (Van Hoesen), 4 sons and 2 daughters, viz.: 
-fug. i- Peter,* who m. Margaret Conklin. 

-|-i20. ii. Albert,* who m. Sarah E. Wood. 

-|-i2i. ii. Genrge,* who m. Lydia O'Brien. 

122. iv. Emmet,* not m. 

-f-123. V. Isabelle,* who m. Eugene Benham. 

124. vi. Henrietta,* dead. 

85. John' Van Hoesen, b. , 1821 ; d. 11-15-1877; m. Lydia 

Hibbard. 

Children: 2 fVan Hoesen). i son and i daughter, \\z.: 
-I-125. i. Georgianna,* who m. Waterman Sweet. 



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293 



126. ii. Hugh,^ b. - 

beth Jeffers. 

86. Hugh' Van Hoesen, b. 
Hoeson) daughter: 

127. i. Dora,* who m. Charles Peck. 

87. Alida' Van Hoesen, b. 2-13-1823; d. 3-12- 1 
Olmstead, and had 9 (Olmstead) children, 
daughters, viz. : 

+ 128. i. Albert,* who m. — ■ — ? 
ii. John,* 
ii. Seymour,* not married. 



1847; d. , 1915; m. Eliza- 

? m. Jane Dom and had i (Van 



, ; m. Rueloff 
sons and 6 



129 
130, 
131 

+ 13-' 



Seeley ; no children. 

12-1-1848; m. Marvin Van Der- 



Alice,* who m. 

Mary E ,"* 1 

veer. 

133. vi. Susan.* 

134. vii. Emma,* who m. (i) Dr. Miller; m. (2) A. M. 

Putnam. 

135. viii. Sarah.* who m. Rose. 

136. ix. Minnie.* 

88. Mary' Van Hoesen, b. ? d. ? m. Peter Brumigin 

and had 2 (Brumigin) children, i son and i daughter, viz.: 
-{-137. i. Patience,* who m. Peter Turnbull. 
+ 138. ii. Charles,* who m. Jane Walker. 

90. Susan' Van Hoesen, b. ? m. Conover and had 4 

(Conover) children, 3 sons and i daughter, viz.: 

139. i. Webb.* 

140. ii. Mort.* 

141. iii. Abraham.* 

142. iv. Mary.* 

93. William Anderson* Van Husen, b. 11-24-1846; d. Nov. 25. 

1901 ; m. Amsterdam, N. Y., April 3. 1878. Helen Emeline 
Wright, b. 5-21-1856; d. 12-15-1909. They removed to Seneca, 
111., returning to Amsterdam in 1895, where they both died 
and are buried. 
Children: 3 (Van Husen) daughters, viz.: 

143. i. Allie May," b. 12-20-1879. 

144. ii. Maude,' b. 8-26- 1881. 

145. iii. Edith," b. 10-2-1882; d. (living 1920); m. 

2-5-1902, Frank N. Becker, b. 11-20-1878. 

94. Nelson Eugene* Van Husen. b. 5-19-1848; m. Sarah A. 
Rummings, who d. 10-8-1886, aged 41 years. In 1920 he was 
at the Odd Fellows Home at Stuyvesant, N. Y. 

95. George Henry* Van Husen. b. 1-15-1850; m. Martha Eliza- 
beth Rowley. 

Children: 3 (Van Husen), 1 son and 2 daughters. 



2g4 I'l" Husen ( Van Heusen, Van Hocseii) Genealogy, [Oct. 

146. i. Hazel, ^ b. , 1902; m. 8-16-1919, Howard W. 

Moore. 

147. ii. Beatrice." 

148. iii. Frank." 

This couple live in Pontiac, Mich. 

96. Sarah Armitta* Van Husen, b. 12-19-1851; m. 3-5-1874 
William E. Hovey, b. 6- 15- 1836; d. 9-28- 191 1. 

Children: 5 (Hovey), 4 sons and i daughter, viz.: 

149. i. James R ," b. 2-10-1875; d. 9-30-1896. 

150. ii. Ada T ,° b. 7-20-1877; m. 3-31-1903, James A. 

Minor. 
-f-151. iii. Charles George," b. 12-13-1879, vi^ho m. Burdella 

Ferguson. 
+ 152. iv. William E ," b. 3-17-1884, who m. Minnie 

Heldt. 

153. v. Freeman Van Derveer," b. 11-14-1886. 

97. Herman* Van Husen, b. 3-10-1855; d. , 1910; m. Anna 

Barnes. 

Child: I (Van Hu.sen) son, viz.: 

154. i. Harold Rulinson," b. , 1893; m. , 1919, 

Sadie E. Spratt, of Hillsboro, Iowa. They lived 
in 1920. at Chicago, III. 

98. Marion** Van Husen, b. 7-4-1857; d. , 1889; m- '^'^ 

Amsterdam, N. Y., 10-1-1873, James W. Foster, b. 12-13-1851 ; 
d. , 1895. 

Children: 4 (Foster), 3 sons and i daughter, viz.: 

+ 155. i. Herman," b. , 1875, who m. Mabel Weingar- 

den. 

156. ii. Seely," b. , 1878; d. . 

4-157. iii. Scott W •," b. , 1880; dead; who m. Maud 

Lisdell. 
+ 158. iv. Carrie Belle," b. , 1886, who m. Edward J. 

Kirker. 

103. Elizabeth'* Swart, ni. Albert Morenus and lived in Schenec- 
tady, N. Y. 

Child: I (Morenus)' son, viz.: 
159. i. Denzil Mark." 

108. Elizabeth* Van Husen, m. Frank Moehringer and lived in 
Amsterdam, N. Y., in 1920. 

Children: 5 (Moehringer), 4 sons and i daughter, viz.: 
-^-I6o. i. Francis," who m. F"lorence Young. 
-j-161. ii. Edward," who m. Katherine Casey. 

162. iii. Gervase." 

163. iv. Madeline." 

164. V. Daniel." 



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119. 



Alice" Staley, b. 8-23-1855; m. James A. Young. 
Children: 4 (Young) sons, viz.: 

165. i. Clarence.® 

166. ii. Garrett B .* 

167. iii. Howard H .* 

168. iv. Raymond." 

Peter'* Van Husen, m. Margaret Conklin and lived at Amster- 
dam, N. Y., R. F. D. No. 6. 

Children: 6 (Van Husen), 3 sons and 3 daughters, viz.: 



i. Albert William," who m. Anna Feane. 

ii. Daniel," not m. in 1920. 
iii. Leila," who m. Harry Bradley, 
iv. Emmet Eugene," who m. Catherine Riley. 
V. Agnes Augusta," who m. Charles Juno, 
vi. Ethel E- — ■ — ," who m. Vrooman De Graff. 



169. 
170. 

4-171. 
172. 

+ 173- 
174. 

Albert^ Van Husen, m. Sarah E. Wood and lived in Chi- 
cago, 111., in 1920. 
Children: 8 (\'an Husen), i son and 7 daughters, viz.: 

175. i. Carrie," who m. Dunbar. 

176. ii. Helen Maude," who m. • — — Reeder. 

177. iii. Ethel." who m. Wright. 

178. iv. Vera." who m. Reeder. 

179. v. Beryl," who m. Cisler. 

180. vi. Ruth," who m. Greenwald. 

181. vii. Jacob." 

182. viii. Florence Elizabeth." 

George" Van Husen, m. Lydia O'Brien. 

Children: 6 (Van Husen), i son and 5 daughters, viz.: 



-f-iSr 
+ 184 

185 
+ 186 

187 



i. Anna," who m. Jeffers. 

ii. Mildred." who m. Siple. 

iii. Dora." dead. 

iv. David." who m. Catherine 

V. Sarah," who m. Bramer. 

vi. Catherine," dead. 



123. IsAiiELLE* Van Husen. who m. Eugene Benham and had 2 
(Benham) children, i son and i daughter, viz.: 

189. i. Susan." 
-[-190. ii. John," whom. Julia Holwick. 

125. Georgiana® Van Husen, who m. Waterman Sweet, of 
Amsterdam, N. Y. 

Children: 5 (Sweet), i son and 4 daughters, viz.: 
-|-I9i. i. Lilla," who m. George K. Kline. 

192. ii. Jessie," dead. 

193. iii. Ruth," dead. 



296 Van Husen {Van Hetisen, Van Hoesen) Genealogy. [Oct. 

+ 194. iv. Adella,* who m. Charles J. Brown. 
-j-195. V. Waterman," who m. Mary Gaffney. 

126. Hugh* Van Husen, b. , 1847; d. , 1915; m. Eliza- 
beth Jeffers, b. , 1850; d. , 1886. They lived at 

Amsterdam, N. Y. 

Children: 2 (Van Husen), daughters, viz.: 

196. i. Anna,* who m. Samuel Wilmot. 

197. ii. Margaret," who m. Lovell Baird. 

128. Albert' Olmstead, who m. ? 

Children: 2 (Olmstead), i son and i daughter, viz.: 

198. i. Frank." 

199. ii. Carrie," living in 1919 in Albany, N. Y. 

132. Mary E * Olmstead, who m. 12-6- 1867, Marvin Van Der- 

veer, b. 1 2-1 -1848. 

Children: 7 (Van Derveer), sons, viz.: 

200. i. Edward." 

201. ii. John J." 

202. iii. Preston," who m. 11-J9-1905, Satie Dunckle, and 

lived at Amsterdam, N. Y. 

203. iv. Ruloff Garrett," who m. Harriet Noxon, of 

Amsterdam, N. Y. 

204. V. Lewis." 

205. vi. Seeley." 

206. vii. Warren." 

137. Patience' Brumagin, who m. Peter TurnbuU. 
Children: 2 (Turnbull) sons, viz.: 

207. i. Julius." 

208. ii. Maurice." 

138. Charles' Brumagin, who m. Jane Walker. 
Children: 13 (Brumagin), 6 sons and 7 daughters, viz.: 

209. i. Elizabeth," dead ; she m. Samuel Sweet ; no chil- 

dren. 
+210. ii. George," who m. Mary Gillens. 

211. iii. Maybelle, died aged 18. 

212. iv. Addie." 

+213. v. Edith," who m. Francis J. Johnson. 

214. vi. Peter," dead, married Laura Horton ; no chil- 
dren. 
-|-2i5. vii. Olive," who m. Fred Aber. 

216. viii. John," who m. Anna Carlson ; no children in 
1919. 

+217. ix. Robert B ," who m. Julia Smith. 

218. X. Charles," died at age of 8. 
-(-219. xi. Eloise," who m, Frank Howland. 



1920.] Van Husen (Van Heusen, Van Hoesen) Genealogy. 297 

220. xii. Freeman," who m. Mayme Clary; no children in 

1919. 

221. xiii. Hazel," who m. Lewis Hollenbeck in November, 

1919. 

151. Charles George® Hovey, b. 12-13-1879; m. 6-5-1901, Bur- 
della Ferguson. 

Child: I (Hovey) son, viz.: 

222. i. William Charles,^" b. 6-8-1905. 

152. William E " Hovey, b. 3-17- 1884; m. 3-3-1908, Minnie 

Heldt. 

Child: I (Hovey) daughter, viz.: 

223. i. Marian Mabel," b. 5-10-1911. 

155. Herman" Foster, b. , 1875; m. Mabel Weingarden. 

Child: I (Foster) son, viz.: 

224. i. James. ^" 

157. Scott W " Foster, b. , 1880; m. at Amsterdam, 

N. Y., Maud Lisdell. 

Children: 4 (Foster) daughters, viz.: 

225. i. Zelda.^" 

226. ii. Merle.^" 

227. iii. Gulda.^" 

228. iv. Kyle." 

158. Carrie Belle" Foster, b. , 1886; m. Edward J 

Kirker, who lived in Schenectady, N. Y. 

Children: 5 (Kirker), 2 sons and 3 daughters, viz.: 

229. i. Louise Elva,^° b. , 1907. 



230 
231 
232 
233 



ii. Margaret Ruth," b. , 1910. 

iii. Warren Edwin, ^^ b. , 1911. 

iv. Irene Beatrice,^" b. 1913- 

V. George David," b. , 1916. 



160. Francis" Moehringer, m. Florence Young. 
Children: 2 (Moehringer), i son and i daughter, viz.: 

234. i. Agnes. ^" 

235. ii. Charles.^" 

161. Edward" Moehringer, m. Katherine Casey. 
Children: 2 (Moehringer) daughters, viz.: 

236. i. Bernice.^" 

237. ii. Mary Rita,'" b. 2-11-1919. 

171. Leila* Van Husen, m. Harry Bradley. 
Child: I (Bradley) daughter, viz.: 

238. i. Ella." 



298 Va» Husen {Van Heusen, Van Hoesen) Genealogy. [Oct. 

173. Agnes Augusta" Van Husen, who m. Charles Juno. 
Child: (Juno) daughter, viz. : 
239. i. Margaret.'" 

183. Anna" Van Husen, who m. Jeffers. 

Children: 7 (Jeffers), 4 sons and 3 daughters, viz.: 



241. ii. Mabel,'" dead. 

242. iii. Mildred,'" dead. 

243. iv. Marian.'" 

244. V. Clarence.'" 

245. vi. Robert.'" 

246. vii. Ralph.'" 




Mildred" Van Husen, who m. 


Siple. 


Children: 2 (Siple), i son and i 


daughter, viz.: 


247. i. Raymond.'" 

248. ii. Mildred.'" 





184. 



186. David" Van Husen, who m. Catherine ? 

Children: 2 (Van Husen) sons, viz.: 

249. i. Kenneth.'" 

250. ii. Son.'" 

190. John" Ben ham, who m. Julia Holwick. 
Children: 3 (Benham), i son and 2 daughters, viz.: 

251. i. Mildred.'" 

252. ii. John.'" 

253. iii. Lois.'" 

191. Lilla" Sweet, who m. George K. Kline. 
Children: 3 (Kline) sons, viz.: 

+254. i. Freeman S ,'" who m. Myra Moran. 

-f-255. ii. Emery W ,'" who m. Helen Powers. 

4-256. iii. Hibbard V. B.,'" who m. Helen Howard. 

194. Adella Sweet, who m. Charles J. Brown. 
Child: I (Brown) son, viz.: 

257. i. Howard Emery.'" 

195. Waterman" Sweet, who m. Mary Gaffney and lived in 
Amsterdam, N. Y. 

Children: 4 (Sweet), 3 sons and i daughter, viz.: 

258. i. Daniel Waterman.'" 

259. ii. Harold.'" 

260. iii. John Romeyn.'" 

261. iv. Mary Dorothy.'" 



1920.] yan Hustn (Van Heusen, Van Hoestri) Genealogy. 299 

210. George' Brumagin, who m. Mary Gillens and lived at 
Amsterdam, N. Y. 
Children: 3 (Bruniagin), 2 sons and i daughter, viz.: 

262. i. William." 

263. ii. Charles.^" 

264. iii. Margaret.^" 

213. Edith'' Brumagin, who m. Frances J. Johnson and lived at 
Amsterdam, N. Y. 
Children: 2 (Johnson), i son and i daughter, viz.: 

265. i. Dorothy." 

266. ii. Richard." 

215. Olive" Brumagin, who m. Fred Aber and lived at Amster- 
dam, N. Y. 
Child: I (Aber) son, viz.: 

267. i. Frederick." 

217. Robert B ° Brumagin, who m. Julia Smith and lived at 

Amsterdam, N. Y. 

Children: 4 (Brumagin), 2 sons and 2 daughters, viz.: 

268. i. Isabelle." 

269. ii. Robert." 

270. iii. Richard.'" 

271. iv. Margaret Emma." 

219. Eloise* Brumagin, who m. Frank Howland and lived at 
Amsterdam, N. Y. 
Children: 2 (Howland) sons, viz.: 

272. i. Frank Owain.'" 

273. ii. Jared.'* 

254. Rev. Freeman S." Kline, who m. Myra Moran and lived at 
Delmar, N. Y., 1920. 

Children: 2 (Kline) daughters, viz.: 

274. i. Grace Myra." 

275. ii. Daughter," b. 1-21-1920. 

255. Emery W '" Kline, who m. Helen Powers, and lived at 

Canajoharie, N. Y., in 1920. 

Children: 2 (Kline), i son and i daughter, viz.: 

276. i. Virginia Sweet." 

277. ii. Emery." 

256. HiBBARD V. B.'° Kline, who m. Helen Howard, and lives 
at Leonia, N. J. He is a cartoonist and illustrator. 

Children: 2 (Kline) sons, viz.: 

278. i. Hibbard." 

279. ii. George.'^ 



300 Manwaring Family Getiealogy. [Oct 



MANWARING FAMILY GENEALOGY. 



Compiled by Colonel Charles D. Parkhurst,* U. S. Army, 

Member of the New London County Historical Society; Corresponding Member. N. Y, 
Genealogical and Biographical Society, 



There appears on the early records of New London the names 
of three settlers of the name of Manwaring, viz. : Oliver, Thomas 
and Peter. Whence came these settlers is as yet not determined, 
and as to what blood relation they bore to each other (if any) we 
are not at present informed. They, however, were contemporane- 
ous in the town, and it is my purpose to take up each one sepa- 
rately and give his known record in New London and the record of 
some generations of each one's descendants.f 

Peter^ Manwaring and his Descendants 

I. Peter^ Manwaring, b. , at ; d. July 19, 1723, lost 

at sea (a) on the south side of Montauk Point; m. , at 

, to Mary ? (whose maiden surname and parentage 

are not as yet determined), b. , 1686, about (see age at 

and date of death), at ; d. Oct. 16, 1746, aged "60 odd," 

(b) at New London, Conn. 

Children: 3 (Manwaring) daughters, viz.: 

-\-2 i. Elizabeth," b. April 17, 1702; d. ; m. Feb. 

27, 1723, Jonathan Tinker (c). 
-{-3 ii. Love,^ b. Aug. 2, 1710; bap. Aug. 20, 1710 (d) ; 

d. ; m. Oct. 2, 1734, at Southold, N. Y., to 

Isaac Youngs (e). 

* Colonel Parkhurst has for some years devoted much time to the careful 
and exhaustive study of the genealogical records of the early settlers of New- 
London, Conn. The material which he has gathered has been taken directly 
from the original sources of information available to him, such as Town, 
Church and Probate Records of New London, supplemented by the Manu- 
scripts in the possession of the New London County Historical Society, and 
further elaborated by discriminating extracts from published works on the 
various families whose vital histories he has invsetigated. A knowledge of 
the character of his work convinces us that his results as set forth in his manu- 
script are, in the ultimate analysis, entirely worthy of acceptance by all as the 
nearest approach obtainable to perfect genealogical informatiovi. 

t In recording references under the head of authorities, letters such as 
a, h or c. in parenthesis, will be placed to the right of the line at the place 
where the reference is made : and under the head of authorities the following 
abbreviations will be used to indicate the source of information : — C. R. stands 
for New London Church Records; T. R., for New London Town Records; 
P. R., for New London Probate Records ; E. C. M., for Bailey's Early Con- 
necticut Marriages; F. C. B. for Blake's History of the First Church, New 
London ; S. R., for the Salmon Record of deaths and marriages at Southold, 
N. Y. ; H. D., for Diary of Joshua Hempstead, 1711-1758, published by the 
New London County Historical Society ; Y. G., for Youngs Genealogy, by 
Selah Youngs, Jr. ; C. H., for Caulkin's History of New London. 



1920.] Manwaring Family Getualogy. JO I 

4 iii. Mary,= b. Feb. i6, 1713-14; bap. Feb. 21, 1713-14; 
of whom there has no further record been ob- 
tained. She was still unmarried Aug. 11, 1747 

Miss Canlkins in her History of Nev.' London states that Peter^ 
Manwaring appeared in New London shortly before 1700, and 
states that he was a mariner and followed the sea assiduously. In 
as much as Oliver' Manwaring appeared in New London as early 
as 1664, Miss Caulkins assumes that if any relationship existed 
between Oliver' and Peter' Manwaring that Peter' was the nephew 
of Oliver.' Hempstead's Diary gives abundant evidence that Peter' 
Manwaring was a sea-captain making voyages from New London 
to various West Indian ports. Hempstead (g) under date of Aug. 
9, 1723, states : "News is confirmed from East Hampton of a sloop 
cast away in ye great storm (Monday night was seven night) at 
Montauket South Side. She is concluded to be a sloop from Mar- 
teneco : belonged to Rhode Island : not one soul saved to tell the 
news ; four men are already found washed ashore, of which John 
Christophers, ye only son of John Christophers, dec'sd, is one, who 
sailed hence last winter with Peter Manwaring for Marteneco, 
where ye vessel was siezed. It is feared yt Manwaring and George 
Plumb and young Gorton were passengers also, and drowned ; all 
which is confirmed" and on Oct. 3, 1723, Hempstead states (h) : 
"G. Buttolph come home from Martineco, confirms the news yt 
Peter Manwaring. George Plumb, John Christophers and young 
Gorton came passengers in the Rhode Island sloop yt was cast away 
at Montokett in ye gr. Storm in the latter end of July : all ye men 
were lost." The widow Mary Manwaring died toward night Oct. 
16, 1746, "aged 60 odd," and on Friday, Oct. 17, 1746, she was 
buried (i). Miss Caulkins states that Peter' Manwaring was prob- 
ably an older brother of Thomas' Manwaring who married Esther 
Christophers and who was the ancestor of the Lyme branch of Man- 
warings. Administration on the estate of Peter' Manwaring was 
granted Thomas' Manwaring. under bond of £1000. on Jan. 18, 
1723-4, and on July 9, 1734. Mary Manwaring, daughter of Peter' 
Manwaring, chose her brother-in-law Isaac Youngs as her guar- 
dian. The inventory of the estate of Mrs. Mary Manwaring was 
presented to the Probate Court, Jan. 13, 1746-7. Capt. Titus Hurl- 
but, administrator of estate of Mrs. Mary Manwaring renders his 
account to the Probate Court, showing £9-9-5 to be divided. This 
sum was turned over to Thomas' Manwaring. Aug. 11, 1747, 
Thomas' Manwaring receipts for £9.9.0 from estate of Mrs. Mary 
Manwaring to be applied for use of Mary- Manwaring, daughter of 
Peter' and Mary ( ) Manwaring. 

2. Elizabeth* Manwaring, b. April 17, 1702, at New London, 

Conn.; d. , at ; m. Feb. 27, 1723, at New London, 

to Jonathan Tinker (j) (whose antecedents are not known), 
b. , at ; d. , at . 



302 Manwaring Family Gtnealogy. [Oct. 

Children: 7 (Tinker), 3 sons and 4 daughters, births all re- 
corded in New London, viz. : 

4 i. Mary,' b. Dec. 15, 1723; bap. New London, Dec. 

15, 1723 (k). 

5 ii. Love,' b. Nov. 21, 1725; bap. New London, Nov. 

21, 1725 (k). 

6 iii. Rhoda,' b. Nov. 26, 1727; bap. New London, Nov. 

26, 1727 (k). 

7 iv. Jonathan,' b. Jan. 3, 1730; bap. New London, 

Jan. 3, 1730-1 (k). 

8 V. Mary,' b. July 29, 1733 ; bap. New London, July 

29. 1733 (k). 

9 vi. Peter,' b. Aug. 17, 1735; bap. New London, Aug. 

17, 1735 (k). 

10 vii. Benjamin,' b. Jan. i, 1736-7. 

3. LovE^ Manwaring, b. Aug. 2, 1710; bap. Aug. 20, 1710; d. a 
widow. May 14, 1769, at Southold, Long Island, N. Y. 
(i); m. Oct. 2, 1734, at Southold, N. Y., to Isaac Youngs 
(son of Benjamin and Mercy (Landon) Youngs, of South- 
old, L. I.), b. April 12, 1708, at Southold, N. Y. ; d. May 26, 
1768 (m), at Southold, N. Y. 

Children: 3 (Youngs), 2 sons and i daughter, viz.: 

11 i. Benjamin,' b. ; d. Jan. 25, 1746 (n). 

12 ii. Isaac,' b . , 1736, about; d. ; m. Mary 

Hubbell. 

13 iii. Mary,' b. , 1738, about; d. ; m. April 5 

(or 6), 1764, at Southold, N. Y. (o), to John 
Milliken; and had a son John* Milliken, b. July 
28, 1766, at Southold. 

Isaac Youngs owned land in Southold, N. Y., near Hallock's 
Neck. In 1734, his sister-in-law, Mary^ Manwaring, chose him as 
her guardian and he received money for her in 1739. His will was 
dated May 24, 1768, and was proved June 11, 1768, and he be- 
queaths to his wife Love his land and buildings ; to his son Isaac his 
best coat and hat ; to his daughter Mary Milliken, 6 large silver 
spoons. Hempstead's Diary, p. 260. under date of June 23, 1733, 
says: "I bought of Love Manwaring her rights of commons and paid 
for it £4: and also I bought of Jonathan Tinker his wife's rights in 
said commons that was Peter Manwaring's, which was Isaac Foots 
and paid £4." 

Authorities: — (a) H. D., pp. 133-5, and C. H., pp. 241, 366; (b) H. D., 
p. 469; (c) E. C. M., II, p. II ; (d) F. C. B., p. 473; (e) S. R., p. 83; (f) 
P. R., Court, Aug. II, 1747; (g) H. D., p. 133; (h) H. D., p. 135; (») H. D., 
p. 135 ; (j> C. R.; (k) F. C. B.. pp. 485, 487, 489, 492, 495, 497; (1) Y. G., pp. 
6s, 86, also S. R., pp. 44, 83; (m) S. R., p. 44; (n) S. R., p. 30; (o) S. R., 



I920.] Manwaring Family Genealogy. 303 

Thomas^ Manwaring and his Descendants. 

I. Thomas^ Manwaring, b. , at ; d. , 1783 (a) 

(will dated Nov. 15, 1769; proved March 11, 1783, at New 
London; inventory £280-0-0), at Lyme, Conn.; m. Feb. 14, 
1722, at New London, to Esther^ Christophers (b) (Lieut. 
John,- Hon. Christopher^), b. June 20, 1703; bap. First 
Church, New London, June 28, 1703 (c) ; d. Jan. — , 1782, in 
her 79th year, at Lyme, Conn. (d). 

Children: 9 (Manwaring), 5 sons and 3 daughters, and i sex 
not given (d), viz.: 

+2 i. Elizabeth,^ b. April 6, 1723 ; bap. April 14, 1723 
(e) ; m. John* Christophers. 

-|-3 ii. Thomas.- b. ; bap. July 25, 1725 (e) ; m. 

Lydia Waterhouse (f). 
4 iii. Peter,^ b. Jan. 7, 1730; bap. July 5, 1730 (e) ; he 
was appointed executor of his father's will dated 
Nov. 15, 1769; and was mentioned in the divi- 
sion of his mother's estate March 11, 1783. Be- 
yond this nothing more is known of him. 
-|-5 iv. Esther,- b. ; bap. ; m. Nathaniel Plumb 

(g). 
-|-6 V. Lucretia,^ b. ; bap. — ■ — ; m. Richard Teague 

(&)• 
-|-7 vi. John,^ b. ; bap. ; m. Lydia Plumb (h). 

8 vii. Adam,- b. ; bap. ; mentioned in his 

father's will dated Nov. 15, 1769, and also men- 
tioned in the division of his mother's estate 
March 11, 1783. Beyond this nothing more is 
known of him. 

9 viii. Josiah,^ b. ; bap. ■ ; mentioned in the will 

of his father dated Nov. 15, 1769, and also men- 
tioned in the division of the estate of his mother, 
March 11, 1783. Beyond this nothing more is 
known of him. 

10 ix. Infant child- (sex not stated), b. — — ; d. , 

1744; buried in New London, June 2, 1744 
(Hempstead's Diary, p. 426). 

The will of Thomas^ Manwaring mentions his wife Esther; his 
daughter Esther, wife of Nathaniel Plumb; his daughter Lucretia, 
wife of Richard Teague ; his daughter Elizabeth, deceased, late wife 
of John Christophers "late of Lyme, but now [Nov. 15, 1769] of 
Norwich, Conn.;" his son Thomas, and his four other sons, Peter, 
John, Adam and Josiah. He appointed his son Peter^ Manwaring 
and his friend George Down, both of Lyme, Conn., his executors. 
At the Court of Probate, New London, March 11, 1783, a divi- 
.sion of the estate of Esther (Christophers) Manwaring, late of 
Lyme, Conn., deceased, was made ; it being that part of the estate of 
John Christophers (her father), late of New London, which by the 



304 Manwaring Family Genealogy. [Oct. 

settlement of his estate was apportioned to Esther (Christophers) 
Manwaring. This estate was divided amongst the following heirs: 

"To the heirs of the body of Esther Manwaring: 
To the heirs of Thomas Manwaring, eldest son of Esther. 
To Adam Manwaring, son of Esther. 
To Josiah Manwaring, son of Esther. 
To heirs of Elizabeth [Manwaring] Christophers, daughter of 

said Esther. 
To heirs of Peter Manwaring, son of Esther. 
To heirs of Esther [Manwaring] Plumb, daughter of said Es- 
ther. 
To heirs of John Manwaring, son of said Esther." 

Miss Caulkins in her History of Neiv London, pp. 366-7, sur- 
mises that Thomas^ Manwaring was a younger brother of Peter^ 
Manwaring, and that he was also possibly a nephew of Oliver^ Man- 
waring. This surmise is founded upon no direct evidence. 

2. Elizabeth^ Manwaring (i), b. April 6, 1723; bap. April 14, 

1723, at First Church, New London ; d. (before Nov. 10, 

1768, as on that date her husband, John* Christophers married 

a third time to Sybel (Capron) Crocker), at (Lyme, 

Conn., probably) ; m. ? (after Feb. 18, 1754, as on that 

date John* Christopher's first wife Jerusha Gardiner died), at 
? to John'' Christophers (Christopher,^ Richard,^ Chris- 
topher^), as his second wife, b. Feb. 2j, 1718-19; bap. March 
I, 1718-19, at New London; d. Jan. 15, 1787, at ? 

Children: 2 (Christophers), i son and i daughter: 

II i. SamueP, b. (after 1754); d. Feb. — , 1785, 

at sea ; not m. 
+ 12 ii. EHzabeth,^ b. Nov. 27, 1764; d. June 18, 1851; 
m. Ebenezer Holt, Jr. 
John'' Christophers, the husband of Elizabeth^ Manwaring, 
married first to Jerusha Gardiner, who died Feb. 18, 1754; and 
he m. a third time Nov. 10, 1768, to the widow Sybel (Capron) 
Crocker. For a full record of John* Christophers and his three 
wives and his children by his three wives, see the Christophers Fam- 
ily (Descendants of Christopher^ Christophers), published in this 
quarterly in 1919-20. 

3. Thomas^ Manwaring (i), b. ; bap. July 25, 1725, at 

First Church, New London; d. ? (inventory of his 

estate recorded New London, June 14, 1776, amount £38-11- 
6; administration bond signed by his widow Lydia Manwar- 
ing for £40, Aug. 16, 1776), at New London, Conn.; m. April 
14, 1748, at New London (f), to Lydia Waterhouse (whose 

parentage is as yet not determined), b. (bap. and owned 

the Covenant First Church, New London (j), she being a 

"young woman," May 3, 1741) (k), at ; d. ? (she 

survived her husband), at ? 



1920.] Manwaring Family Genealogy. 305 

Children: 8 (Manwaring), 3 sons and 5 daughters, all re- 
corded at New London. 

13 i. Thomas,^ ist, b. ? bap. March i, 1749 (1), 

d. , young. 

14 ii. Sarah,'' (according to F. C. B., p. 521), or Lucy,^ 

(according to H. D., p. 596), b. Aug. 8, 1752; 
bap. Oct. 4 (or 15, New Style), 1752 (m). 

15 iii. Esther,^ b. Nov. 27, 1753. 

16 iv. Anna," b. Nov. 8, 1755. 

+ 17 V. Thomas," 2nd, b. June 30, 1757; d. ? m. Feb. 

28, 1782, Keturah Hurlbut. 

18 vi. Lydia," b. Sept. 28, 1759; bap. Nov. 11, 1759 

(n) ; m. Nov. 8, 1778, Eleazer Brown. 

19 vii. Isaac," b. March 14, 1763; bap. July 17, 1763 

(o). 

20 viii. Elizabeth," b. Feb. 5, 1765; bap. June 23, 1765 

(P)- 

5. Esther- Manwaring, b. ? at ? d. ? at ? 

m. Nathaniel* Plumb (q) (John," John,^ Johni), b. ? 

bap. Aug. I, 1731 (r), at First Church, New London; d. ? 

at ? 

Child : I ( Plumb) son. 

21 i. John,' b. March i, 1761 ; bap. March i, 1761 (s). 

6. LucRETiA^ Manwaring, b. ? d. ? m. ? at , 

to Richard Teague (q) (whose antecedents are not known), 

b. ? at ? d. ? at ? No further record of 

this couple has been found. 

7. John'' Manwaring, b. ? at ? d. ? at ? m. 

Feb. 4, 1761 (t), at New London, Lydia* Plumb (probably 
dau. of Peter" Plumb (John,^ John^), and his wife Hannah 

Morgan), b. June 21, 1737; bap. July 17, 1737 (u) ; d. ? 

at ? 

No further record of this couple has been found. 

12. Elizabeth" Christophers (v), b. Nov. 27, 1764, at (at 

Lyme, Conn., probably) ; d. June 18, 1851, aged 87, at New 
London, Conn, (probably) ; m. June 12. 1786, at New Lon- 
don, to Ebenezer Holt, Jr. (w) (son of Ebenezer Holt, b. July 
25, 1733; d. Aug. 19, 1820; m. Nov. 4, 1759, at New Lon- 
don) and his wife Joanna Harris (b. March 22, 1739; d. Jan. 
12, 1775, in her 36th year, of New London, Conn.), b. Aug. 
15, 1760, at New London; d. Jan. 30, 1835, at New London 
(probably). Ebenezer Holt, Jr., served in the Revolutionary 
War. 

Children: 11 (Holt), 4 sons and 7 daughters, all born in New 
London. 



2o6 Manwaring Family Genealogy. [Oct. 

22 i. John Christophers,* b. May 2, 1787 ; d. July 29, 

1809, at Martinique, W. I., aged 22 years. 

23 ii. Lucretia Christophers,* b. Jan. 3, 1789; d. ? 

m. Feb. — , 181 5, James Allen, of Montville, 
Conn., and later of Stockton, Cal. 

24 iii. Christopher,* b. June 10, 1790; d. April 22, 1822. 

25 iv. Joanna,* ist, b. Dec. 25, 1791 ; d. July 30, 1793- 

26 V. Joanna,* 2nd, b. Jan. (or Dec.) 21, 1794; d. Oct. 

27. 1846, aged 52 ; m. March — , 1816, Jason A. 
Rogers. 

27 vi. Elizabeth Christophers,* b. Feb. 6, 1796; d. ? 

m. Dec. 31, 1816, Lester T. Fox. 

28 vii. Mary Mumford.* b. March 4, 1798; d. ? m. 

Enoch D. Ames, as his first wife. 

29 viii. Abby Starr,* b. Jan. 23, 1800; d. ? m. Feb. 

25, 1832, Enoch D. Ames, as his second wife. 

30 ix. Francis William,* b. Jan. 6, 1802; d. ? m. 

Jan. 4, 1832, Jannette Harris (dau. of Dyer and 

Lucinda ( ) Harris, of New London), and 

had 6 children. 

31 X. Caroline,* b. Jan. 31, 1804; d. — — ? m. Charles 

H. Clark. 

32 xi. Ebenezer,* b. Sept. 27, 1805; d. Aug. 26, 1819, 

aged 14. 

17. Thomas' Manwaring, b. June 30, 1757; d. ? m. Feb. 

28, 1782, at New London, to Keturah Hurlbut (according to 
the Hurlbut Genealogy, pp. 44-5 and 415, she was a dau. of 
Ebenezer Hurlbut, Jr., by his wife Keturah Brown, of East 

Middletown (now Portland), Conn.), b. ? at East Mid- 

dletown, Conn., probably) ; d. ? at ? 

Children: 6 (Manwaring), 2 sons and 4 daughters, all re- 
corded in New London. 

33 i. Keturah,* b. Jan. 17, 1784. 

34 ii. Jerusha,* b. Jan. 13, 1786. 

35 iii. Lydia,* b. June 20, 1788. 

36 iv. Elizabeth* (twin), b. June 20, 1788. 

37 V. Thomas,* b. May — , 1792. 

38 vi. William Hurlbut,* b. Aug. 20, 1797. 

Authorities:— (a) P. R., Court, March 11, 1783; (b) C. R., T. R., 
E. C. M., Book II, p. II ; (c) F. C. B., p. 466; (d) Christophers' Famih, see 
N. Y. G. & B. Record, Vol. LI, pp. 12-13; Ce) F. C. B., pp. 485, 487." 492; 
(f) E. C. M., p. 21; (g) Will of Thomasi Manwaring; (h) E. C. M., Book 
II, p. 24: (i) Christophers Family, N. Y. G. & B. Record, 1920; (j) F. C. B., 
p. 506; (k) H. D., p. 376; (1) F. C. B., p. S18; (m) H. D., p. 596, and F. C. B., 
p. 521: fn) F. C. B., p. 526; (o) F. C. B'.. p. 520; (p) F. C. B., p. 530: (q) 
Will of Thomasi Manwaring; (r) F. C. B., p. 493; (s) F. C B., p. 527; (t) 
E. C. M., Book II. p. 24; (u) F. C. B., p. 500; (v) Christophers Family, 
N. Y. G. & B. Record, 1920-21 ; (w) Holt Genealogy, pp. 237, 242, 255. 



1920.] Manwaring Family Genealogy. 307 

Oliver^ Manwaring and his Descendants 

I. Oliver^ Manwaring, b. , 1633, about (see date of and 

age at death), in , England; d. Nov. 3, 1723, at New 

London, Conn., aged 89 years ( i ) ; m. , at , to Han- 
nah^ Raymond (dau. of Richard^ and Judith ( ) Ray- 
mond, of Salem, Mass., 1634, Norwalk, Conn., 1662, and 
later of Saybrook, Conn., where Richard* Raymond died in 

1692), b. ; bap. Feb. — , 1643, at Salem, Mass.; d. Dec. 

18, 1717 (2), aged 74, at New London, Conn. 

Children: 10 (Manwaring), 2 sons and 8 daughters, all re- 
corded in New London Town and Church Records, viz.: 

-}-2 i. Hannah,- b. — — ; bap. Sept. 10, 1671 ; no fur- 
ther record. 

+3 ii. Elizabeth,- b. ; bap. Sept. 10, 1671 ; m. July 

7, 1686, Peter Harris (3). 

+4 iii. Prudence,- b. ; bap. Sept. 10, 1671 ; m. 

about 1688, John^ Beckwith (4) (Matthew^. 

-|-5 iv. Love,- b. ; bap. Sept. 10, 1671 ; m. , John 

Richards. 

-f-6 V. Richard,- b. ; bap. July 13, 1673; m. May 

25, 1710, Elinor Jennings (5). 

4-7 vi. Judith," b. ; bap. April 2, 1676; m. Simon 

Ray, of Block Island. 

-f8 \ii. Oliver,- b. ; bap. Feb. 2, 1679; m. March 14, 

1705, Hannah Hough. 

-f9 viii. Bathsheba,- b. ; bap. May 9. 1680; no fur- 
ther record. 

-)-iG ix. Anne,- b. ; bap. June 8, 1682; m. Jeremiah 

Wilson. 

+ 11 X. Mercy," b. ; bap. (an adult), Oct. 25, 1702 

(6) ; m. Dec. i, 1706, Jonathan Palmer (7), of 
Stonington, Conn. 

On the Probate Journal New London : Court Dec. 19, 1723, it is 
shown that the will of Oliver* Manwaring was exhibited, proved, 
etc., and ordered recorded. But it is not to be found on the Court 
Record Books, and no Manwaring wills appear in Manwaring's 
Digest of Wills (3 volumes published). Miss Caulkins in her His- 
tory of New London, p. 367, states : "Oliver Manwaring died Nov. 
3, 1723. He was then ninety years old, and had been an inhabitant 
of the town about 60 years. His house lot of eleven acres was 
bought on the 3rd of Nov., 1664. The nucleus of the homestead, 
consisting of the home plot and garden has never been alienated by 
the family, but is still in the possession of a descendant in the direct 
male line from Oliver." This statement of Miss Caulkins may have 
been true when Miss Caulkins wrote her history in 1852. How 
true it is now I cannot state. 



3o8 Mamvaring Family Genealogy. [Oct. 

Hannah (Raymond) Manwaring connected herself with Mr. 
Bradstreets' church in 1671, at which time four of her children 
were baptized, viz. : Hannah, Elizabeth, Prudence and Love. After 
this, all of their children were baptized in the order and dates given 
above. All of these children were living at the time of Oliver* 
Manwaring's death, and the eight daughters were married and had 
families. Oliver' Manwaring bequeathed to his grandson John 
Richards (son of his daughter Love- (Manwaring) Richards), all 
bills and bonds due him "and particularly that bond which I had 
from my nephew Oliver Manwaring in England." 

As the will of Oliver' Manwaring does not now appear upon 
the Probate Record book in New London, its contents are of course 
unknown. When Miss Caulkins wrote her History of Nezv Lon- 
don, the original records were then probably available. Some years 
ago all the original Probate records were copied into a set of books 
and the originals are said to have been sent then to Hartford. In 
some way the will of Oliver' Manwaring seems not to have been 
copied. The original Journals of the Probate Court were (in 1918) 
still on hand in the Probate Court and from those the record shows 
that Oliver Manwaring's will was proved Dec. 19, 1723, and or- 
dered recorded; hence it should appear in the original Probate Court 
Record. The baptisms of all of the children of Oliver' Manwar- 
ing as given above all, appear in Blake's History of First Church, 
New London (pp. 447, 448, 450, 452, 453, 454, 465). 

Authorities:— ( I ■) H. D., p. 137; (2) H. D., p. 71; (3) T. R., N. L. ; 
(4) H. D., pp. 369, 6q6; (5) T. R.; (6) F. C. B., p. 465; (7) E. C. M„ Book 
II, p. 8, and C. R. N. L. 

2. Hannah^ Manwaring, b. ; bap. Sept. 10, 1671, at New 

London, Conn. 

There is a remote possibility that Hannah^ Manwaring 
was the wife "Hannah" (maiden surname not proven by 
direct evidence), of John^ Harris (Gabriel,^ Walter'), who 
was born June 12, 1663, at New London, Conn., and who died 
Jan. 6. 1739-40, at New London, aged about yy (i). 

This John^ Harris had a first son (and child) bap. Oliver, 
June 24, 1694 (2), and the baptismal name Oliver may indi- 
cate a perpetuation of the name of Hannah^ Manwaring's 
father. That the name of John Harris' wife was Hannah is 
shown by the following Town Record : "Thomas Harris, son 
of John and Hannah Harris, was drowned the 21st of Oct., 
1719, and was buried the next day." Hempstead's Diary, 
p. 93, states: "Oct. 21, 1719, John Harris's son Thomas was 
drowned in swimming ashore by Benjamin Starr's, a few rods 
distant." The same authority, p. 360, gives : Sunday, Jan. 
6th, 1739-40: — -"This morning old John Harris, aged about 
77 was found dead in his bed ; he went to bed well the night 
before ; he was the last of the seven generation of that family 
and the first that settled at the Harbours Mouth." 
Authorities: — (i) H. D., p. 360; (2) F. C. B., p. 458. 



'920.] Manwaring Family Genealogy. 30Q 

3. Elizabeth^ Manwaring, b. , 1662, about, see date of 

and age at death; bap. Sept. 10, 1671, at First Church, New 
London; d. Aug. 17, 1720 (i), at New London, Conn., and 
was buried there in old burying ground, gravestone thus in- 
scribed : "Here lyeth ye body of Mrs. Elizabeth, ye wife of 
Mr. Peter Harris, who dyed August ye 17, 1720, in ye 58 year 
of her age." She m. July 7, 1686, at New London, Conn. 
(2), Peter^ Harris (son of Gabriel- (Walter^) and EHzabeth 
(Abbot) Harris), b. Dec. 8, 1660; d. Jan. 25, 1718-19 (3), at 
New London and was there buried in old burying ground, 
gravestone thus inscribed : "Here lyeth ye body of Mr. Peter 
Harris who departed this life January ye 25th 1718, in the 
59th year of his age." 

Children: 10 (Harris), 5 sons and 5 daughters, all recorded 
in New London. 

12 i. Samuel,^ b. April 29, 1689; ^- May 7, 1734, aged 

45 (4). 

13 11. Thomas,^ b. Aug. 31, 1691 ; d. Sept. 6, 1735; not 

m- (5)- 

14 iii. Elizabeth,' b. Aug. 10, 1693; d. ; m. Wil- 

liam Rogers (6), Aug. 27, 1713. 

15 iv. Mercy,' b. March 10, 1696. 

16 V. Hannah,' b. May 14, 1698; d. ; m. John 

Plumb (7), Jan. 25, 1721. 

17 vi. Peter,' b. April 16, 1700; d. ; m. Mary Tru- 

man (8), July 3, 1726. 

18 vii. Mary,' b. March 14, 1702; d. ; m. James 

Rogers. March 21, 1723, according to E. C. M., 
Book n, p. II. 

19 viii. Martha,' b. ? d. ? 

20 ix. Joseph,' b. ? d. ? 

21 X. Stephen,' b. ? d. ? m. Hannah Chalker 

(9) ; int. published N. L., Feb. 4, 1727-8. 
The Probate Records of New London give the will of Peter 
Harris, dated Jan. 19, 1718-19, and that will shows that the above 
children Martha,' Joseph' and Stephen' were his children. 

Authorities: — (i) H. D., p. 100, and Prentis' New London Grave Yard 
Inscriptions, p. 23: (2) T. R. ; (3) H. D., p. 84, and Prentis' New London 
Grave Yard Inscriptions, p. 38; (4) H. D., p. 273; (s) H. D., p. 293; (6) 
T. R„ and C. R., and E. C. M., Book II, p. 9; (7) T. R.; (8) T. R., C. R., 
E. C. M., Book II, p. 13 ; (9) H. D., p. 194. 

4. Prudence^ Manwaring, b. ? bap. New London, First 

Church, Sept. 10, 1671; d. ; m. , 1688, about, to 

John" Beckwith* (son of Matthew' Beckwith of New Lon- 

* The Beckwith Notes, No. 6, are in error in putting in a John^ and John' 
Beckwith ; from more recent search it becomes evident that the two John'-^ 
Beckwiths in these notes were one and the same man as given above, j. e., 
John- Beckwith (Matthew^). The children as above given and as taken from 
the Beckwith Notes, No. 6, are probably correct. 



■J I O Manwaring Family Genealogy. [Oct, 

don), b. , 1665, see age at and date of death, at ; d. 

Dec. 8, 1757 (according to H. D., p. 696, he died Monday, 
Dec. 5, 1757, aged 92), at New London, Conn. He lived on 
the west side of the Niantic River, near the Lyme line. 

Children: 9 (Beckwith), 6 sons and 3 daughters, whose names 
are taken from the Beckwith Notes, No. 6. 

22 i. Jonathan,^ b. ; m. (i) Elizabeth Waller; m. 

(2) Mary Warner. 

23 ii. Oliver,^ b. ; m. (i) Martha ? m. (2) 

Elizabeth ? 

24 iii. Richard,^ b. ; m. Hannah Moore, int. pub. 

Aug. 4, 1728 (i). 

25 iv. John,^ b. ; m. May 4, 1722 (2), Hannah^ 

Brooks (Henry ^). 

26 V. Joseph,^ b. ; m. Oct. 3, 1734 (3), Mary Pem- 

ber. 

27 vi. Benjamin,^ b. ; m. June 3, 1732 (4), Hannah 

Pember. 

28 vii. Bathsheba,^ b. ; m. Oct. 4, 1716, Nathaniel 

Daniels; int. pub. Sept. 9, 1716 (5). 

29 viii. Prudence,'' b. ; m. July 24, 1717 (6), Roger 

Dart. 

30 ix. Hannah,^ b. ; m. Nov. 5, 1718, George Chap- 

pell (7). 
Authorities: — (i) H. D., p. 200; (2) E. C. M., Book II, p. 11; (3) 
E. C. M., Book II, p. 17; (4) E. C. M., Book II, p. 16; (5) H. D., p. 59; 
(6) E. C. M., Book II, p. 9; (7) E. C. M., Book II, p. 10. 

5. Love- Manwaring, b. ; bap. First Church, New Lon- 
don, Sept. 10, 1671 ; d. Dec. 19, 1743 (i), aged 73, at New- 
London ; m. , at New London, Conn., Lieut. John^ Rich- 
ard (John'), b. ; bap. New London, First Church, March 

26, 1671 (2) ; d. (between Oct. 17, 1720,* a>nd Nov. 5, 

1720 (3), at New London, Conn. 

Children: 9 (Richards), 5 sons and 4 daughters, all recorded 

in New London, viz. : 

31 i. John,^ b. ; bap. Aug. 13, 1693; m. Dec. 16, 

1725 (4), to Ann Prentis. 

32 ii. George,^ b. March 26, 1695 ; bap. April 7, 1695 ; 

m. Nov. 14, 1716, Hester Hough (5). 

33 iii. Samuel,^ b. July 6, 1699; bap. July 9, 1699; m. 

May 9, 1726, Ann Hough (6). 

34 iv. Love.^ b. Oct. 25, 1701 ; bap. Oct. 26, 1701 ; d. 

(between Oct. 17, 1720,* and Nov. 5, 1720 

{fh 

* H. D., p. 103 : — "Saturday, Nov. 1720 : I came home. Lieut. John Rich- 
ards and his daughter Love, a maid about 19 years old * * * * have all 
died since I have been gone:" — Joshua Hempstead had been absent from 
New London since Oct. 17, 1720. 



1920.] Manwaring Family Genealogy. \\\ 

35 V. Oliver,^' b. ; bap. Dec. 19, 1703. 

36 vi. Lydia,^ b. ; bap. May 13, 1705; m. Dec. 2, 

1726 (8), Michael Ewen. 

37 vii. Mary,^ b. ; bap. Nov. 16, 1707; d. in in- 

fancy. 

38 viii. Mary,^ 2nd, b. — — ; bap. July 3, 1709; d. Sept. 

22, 1720 (9). 

39 ix. Guy,^ b. ; bap. April 6, 1712; d. ; not 

mentioned in the division of his father's estate in 
1721. 

H. D., p. 419 "Decern. 19, 1743, Mrs. Love Richards, the widow 
of Lieut. John Richards, died of a lingering distemper, aged 73. 
She hath been a widow 23 years, and lived of late years with her 
son Samuel. 

Probate Records, New London, Court, Jan. 24, 1743-4, Admin- 
istration on the estate of Mrs. Love Richards, late of New London, 
deceased, was granted to Samuel Richards of New London, by and 
with the advice and consent of his elder brothers. Court Feb. 17, 
1743-4, Inventory of estate of Mrs. Love Richards filed. 

Authorities: — (i) H. D., p. 419; (2) F. C. B., p. 446; (3) H. D., pp. 
103, 419; (4) T. R., and E. C. M., Book II, p. 13; (5) T. R.; (6) C. R., 
T. R., E. C. M., Book II, p. 13; (7) H. D., p. 103; (8) E. C. M., Book II, 
p. 13; (q) H. D., p. 100. 

6. Richard^ Manwaring, b. ; bap. First Church, New Lon- 
don, July 13. 1673; d. (before May 10, 1763, on which 

date the inventory of his estate was taken), at ?; m. May 

25, 1710 (i), at New London, Conn., to Elinor Jennings 
(daughter of Richard and Elizabeth (Reynolds) Jennings). 

Children: 4 (Manwaring), 3 sons and i daughter, recorded 
in New London,* viz. : 

-)-40 i. Hannah,^ b. ; bap. aged 20 years, Jan. 25, 

1735-6 (2) ; m. (intention published) July 31, 
1737 (3), to Charles Acourt. 

+41 ii. Love,^ b. ; bap. ; m. July 22, 1754 (4), 

Roger Gibson. 

-I-42 iii. Christopher,' b. Sept. i, 1722; bap. ; m. Jan. 

31, 1745, Deborah Denison (5). 
43 iv. Asa? 
The Memoir of Frances Manwaring Caulkins, in the History of 
New London, states: "Richard,'' the fifth child and oldest son (of 
Oliver^ Manwaring) was bap. July 13, 1673. He married Eleanor, 
daughter of Richard Jennings, May 25, 1710. They had seven 
children.* No record is preserved of the death of either of them, 
but the inventory of his estate was taken May 10, 1763, and prob- 
ably indicates the correctness of the tradition that he lived to the 
age of ninety." 

* Records of only four children are found in New London. 



312 Manwaring Family Genealogy. [Oct. 

From the Probate Record, New London, we gather: "An in- 
ventory of the estate of Mr. Richard Manwaring, late of New 
London, deceased, taken by us the subscribers under oath, Impr^. 
About 9 or lo acres of land adjoining Jordan, £40-0-0. 
New London, May 10, 1763 (sgd.) Jos. Chapman ) Appraisers 
Sworn to by Administrator (sgd.) John Richards \ under oath 
New London, May 11, 1763 
Accepted (sgd) G. Saltonstall, Judge of Probate. 
Mr. Asa Manwaring is appointed administrator on above estate. 
The estate of Mr. Richard Manwaring, deceased is D"^ to the 
administrator, Asa Manwaring for 20 years entertaining of his said 
father and paying for his funeral expenses — being very infirm and 
about 90 years — in part £200 

£40 
May 10, 1763 — Errors excepted Allowed G. Saltonstall, Judge of 

Probate 
Authorities:— ( I) T. R. ; (2) F. C. B., p. 498, H. D., p. 299; (3) H. D., 
p. 322; (4) H. D., p. 633; (5) T. R. See also History of Montville, Conn., 
by H. A. Baker, pp. 244-5. 

7. Judith- Manwaring, b. ; bap. April 2, 1676, First 

Church, New London; d. , at ; m. , at , to 

Simon Ray, of Block Island (son of Simon and Mary 
(Thomas) Ray), b. April 9, 1672 (i), at ; d. , at 

Children: 4 (Ray), recorded in New London, and bap. First 
Church. 

44 i. Simon,^ bap. Sept. 20, 1702 (2). 

45 ii. Gideon,'* bap. Sept. 20, 1702 (2). 

46 iii. Nathaniel,'' bap. Sept. 20, 1702 (2) ; m. Feb. 8, 

1721 (intention published Jan. 22, 1720-1) (3), to 
Ann Wilson. 

47 iv. (No name),^ bap. July 30, 1704 (4). 

The authority for saying that Judith- Manwaring married 
Simon Ray is Blake's History of the First Church of Christ (Early 
History), p. 207: "The wife of Mr. Ray, being Mr. Manwaring's 
daughter, and baptized here, owned the covenant and had her three 
daughters baptized." This was under the so-called "Half-way 
Covenant." The three children were the three above — ^Simon, 
Gideon and Nathaniel. 

Authorities: — (i) Savage's Gen. Die. of N. E., Vol. Ill, p. 5x2; (2) 
F. C. B., p. 46s; (2) E. C. M., Book II, p. 11 ; (3) F. C. B., p. 467. 

8. Oliver^ Manwaring, b. ; bap. Feb. 2, 1679, First 

Church, New London; d. Oct. 9, 1754, at New London, Conn., 
aged 77 or more (i) ; m. March 14, 1705, at New London 
(2), to Hannah Hough (dau. of John and Sarah (Post) 
Hough), b. Jan. 30, 1688, at New London; d. Sept. 20, 1754, 
at New London, Conn. (3). 



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Children: 10 (Manwaring), 5 sons and 5 daughters, all re- 
corded at New London. 

48 i. Richard,^ b. Jan. 10, 1707; bap. April 20, 1707. 
+49 ii. William,^ b. Sept. 17, 1708; bap. Feb. 20, 1709; 

m. Nov. 5, 1735, Rebecca Gager. 
+50 iii. OHver,^ b. Jan. 24, 1711; bap. May 13, 1711; m. 
Nov. 10, 1743, Mary Smith. 
51 iv. Samuel,^ b. Aug. 25, 1713; bap. Oct. 11, 1713; 
d. Aug. 20, 1788. 
+52 V. Hannah, 3 b. Feb. 27, 1716; bap. April 22, 1716; 

m. April 26, 1744, Samuel Tallman. 
+53 vi. Sarah,* b. Aug. 9, 1718; bap. Oct. 5, 1718; m. 

Feb. 25, 1742, Simon Gager. 
+54 vii. John,^ b. June 28, 1721 ; bap. July 30, 1721 ; m. 

Elizabeth Smith. 
+55 viii. Anne,^ b. Nov. 20, 1723; bap. April 19, 1724; 
m. March 23, 1749, Thomas Marshall. 
56 ix. Elizabeth,' b. July 11, 1727; bap. Oct. 29, 1727; 
d. Sept. 18, 1754 (4), at New London. 
+57 X. Jabez,^ b. Jan. 12, 1730-31; bap. May 17, 1730; 
m. June 25, 1761, Mercy Minor. 
Hempstead's Diary gives: p. 637 — "Sept. 18, 1754, Eliza, the 
daughter of Oliver Manwaring, died aged about 26 years," and also 
"Sept. 20, 1754, Mrs. Manwaring, wife of Oliver Manwaring, died 
aged 60 odd, nearest to 70," — and also, p. 638, "October 9, 1754, 
Old Oliver Manwaring died, aged yy or more." 

Authorities:— (i) H. D., p. 638; (2) E, C. M., Book II, p. 8; (3) 
H. D., p. 637 ; History of Montville, Conn., by Baker, pp. 245-6. Wherever 
the History of Montville, by Baker, is quoted as an authority in connection 
with this article, it is to be understood (unless otherwise specifically stated) 
that Baker in his printed volume corroborates other information more reliable. 
As an independent authority the History of Montville' is not accepted by the 
author of these notes, unless corroborated by others, on account of the numer- 
ous errors of statement contained therein. 

10. Anne^ Manwaring, b. ; bap. June 28, 1682, First 

Church, New London; d. Sept. 9, 1720; buried Sept. 11, 1720, 
at New London (i), and was there buried in old graveyard, 
gravestone thus inscribed : "Here lyeth the body of M. Anne 
Wilson, wife of Mr. Jeremiah Wilson, who departed this life, 
Sept. 9, 1720, in the 38th year of her age" ; m. , Jere- 
miah Wilson, of Block Island (whose parentage has as yet 

not been determined), b. , at ; d. , at . 

Children: 9 (Wilson) daughters, all recorded in New Lon- 
don, viz. : 

58 i. Mary,^ bap. Sept. 20, 1702;* d. ; m. inten- 
tion published Oct. 8, 1721, to Edward Robinson 
(2). 

* The Early History of First Church, New London, p. 207, gives :— Sept. 
20, 1702. "The wife of Mr. Wilson, being Mr. Manwaring's daughter, and 
baptized here, owned the covenant and had her child baptized." 



314 Manwaring Family Genealogy. [Oct. 

59 ii. Anna,^ bap. June 28, 1703; d. ; m. intention 

published Jan. 22, 1720-1 ; m. Feb. 8, 1720-21 to 
Nat. Ray (3). 

60 iii. Hannah,^ bap. Oct. 8, 1704. 

61 iv. Sarah,^ bap. Oct. 5, 1707. 

62 V. Alice,^ bap. Oct. i, 1710: 

63 vi. Elizabeth,^ bap. Dec. 2, 1711. 

64 vii. Mercy ,^ bap. Aug. 23, 1713; d. ; buried New 

London, Jan. i, 1714-15 (4). 

65 viii. Tabitha/ bap. Jan. 20, 1716-17. 

66 ix. Judith,^ bap. May 10, 1719. 

Authorities: — (i) H. D., p. loi, and Prentis' Grave Yard Inscriptions, 
New London, p. 32; (2) H. D., p. 114; (3) C. R. ; (4) H. D., p. 41. 

II. Mercy- Manwaring, b. ; bap. Oct. 25, 1702, as an adult, 

First Church, New London; d. March — , 1739, at New Lon- 
don, Conn., aged 54 or 55 (i) ; m. Dec. i, 1706, at New Lon- 
don, Conn. (2), Jonathan Palmer, of Stonington, Conn, (son 
of Nehemiah^ (Walter^) and Hannah (Stanton) Palmer of 
Stonington), b. Aug. 7, 1668, at Stonington; d. Aug. 26, 1726. 

Children: 10 (Palmer), 2 sons and 8 daughters. 

67 i. Judith,'' b. Jan. 2, 1706-7. 

68 ii. Mercy,'' b. Feb. 7, 1708-9; m. May 6, 1746, Wil- 

liam Horricks. 

69 iii. Hannah,' b. Dec. 2, 1710-11. 

70 iv. Anna,^ b. May 26, 1713. 

71 V. Irene,' b. March 26, 1715; m. March 27, 1735, 

Henry Rowland.* 

72 vi. Love,' b. March 26, 1717; m. Dec. 23, 1736, 

Jonathan Shepard. 
y^ vii. Prudence,' b. March 31, 1718-19; m. Nov. 8, 
1738, Ebenezer Cady. 

74 viii. Jonathan,' b. Dec. 23, 1720; m. Sept. 12, 1745, 

Prudence Holmes. 

75 ix. Oliver,' b. May 7, 1722; m. , Mary ? 

76 X. Elizabeth,' b. Nov. 28, 1724; m. , Matthew 

Horr. 
Authorities: — (i) H. D., p. 347; (2) E. C. M., Book II, p. 8. 

40. Hannah' Manwaring, b. ; bap. aged 20 years, Jan. 25, 

1735-6 (i); d. , at ; m. (intention published 

July 31, 1737, at New London) (2), to Charles Acourt (prob- 
ably son of Dr. Charles Acourt, who d. before Dec. 30, 1725, 
on which date administration was granted on his estate), b. 

* Bailey's Early Conn. Marriages, Book II, p. 17, gives : — "June 3, 1734. 
Henry Roland of Lyme and Mary Daniels were married." 



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Children: 2 (Acourt) sons, baptisms recorded in New Lon- 
don, viz. : 

■]•] i. Charles,* b. ; bap. Dec. 22, 1738; d. Dtc. 23, 

1738 (3)- 

78 ii. John,* b. ; bap. Sept. 13, 1742; d. Sept. 13, 

1742 (4). 

From the Probate Records, New London, we gather the fol- 
lowing: Court, Dec. 30, 1725: Administration granted to John 
Braddick of Southold, on estate of Charles Acourt, late of New 
London, deceased. 

Court, Oct. 10, 1726: Inventory estate of Dr. Charles Acourt, 
late of New London. Joseph Tallman, administrator of said estate 
presents an account of debts, &c. 

Court, Feb. 27, 1 730-1, Charles Acourt, only son of Dr. Charles 
Acourt, late of New London, deceased, chooses John Richards of 
New London as his guardian. 

Court, Sept. 17, 1737: Charles Acourt signs a discharge to Jos- 
eph Tallman, administrator of the estate of Dr. Charles Acourt 
(his father) and Court directs that estate be declared settled. 

Inventory of Estate of Dr. Charles Acourt, in Saybrook, 
i 1 82- 1 3-0. 

Inventory of Estate of Dr. Charles Acourt, in New London, 
£87-12-9. 

Sworn to October 10, 1726 by Joseph Tallman, administrator. 

Authorities: — (\) F. C. B., p. 498; (2) H. D., p. 322; (3) H. D., p. 344; 
(4) H. D., p. 399- 

41. LovE^ Manwaring, b. , at ; d. Sept. 16, 1787, at 

New London, Conn.; m. July 22, 1754,* at New London, by 
Joshua Hempstead (i), to Roger Gibson (son of William 
Gibson, according to New London Town Records) "an Old 
Countryman," b. , at ; d. , at . 

Children: 3 (Gibson), i son and 2 daughters, viz.: 

79 i. George,* b. Sept. 21, 1757. 

80 ii. Hannah," b. March 8, 1759. 

81 iii. Love,* b. Dec. 23, 1765. 
Authorities: — (i) H. D., p. 633. 

42. Christopher^ Manwaring (i), b. Sept. i, 1722, at New 

London; d. , 1801, aged 79 (will proved May 11, 1801), 

at ; m. Jan. 31, 1745, at New London, Deborah Denison 

(eldest daughter of Major Robert and Deborah (Griswold) 
Denison), b. Dec. 9, 1721 ; d. March 22, 1816 "in her 94th 
year." 



* Hempstead's Diary, p. 633 :— "July 22, 1754 * * * at night I married 
Mr. Roger Gibson, an old Countryman and Love Manwaring, daughter of 
Richard Manwaring att his House." 



3 1 6 Manwaring Family Genealogy. [Oct. 

Children: 12 (Manwaring), 4 sons and 8 daughters, all re- 
corded in New London, viz. : 

+82 i. Robert,* b. Dec. 16, 1745; ni. (i) Elizabeth 
Rogers; m. (2) Susanna Bushnell. 

83 ii. Deborah,* b. Sept. 3, 1747; d. , at an ad- 

vanced age, not m. 

84 iii. Hannah,* b. Oct. 3, 1749; d. ; m. Aug. 21, 

1768, Jedediah Calkins. 

85 iv. Eleanor,* b. Sept. 12, 1751 ; d. Nov. 10, 1751. 

86 V. Anne,* b. Sept. 11, 1752; d. young. 

+87 vi. Elizabeth,* b. Sept. 26, 1754; d. ; m. Aug. 

26, 1777, Nathaniel Hempstead. 
88 vii. Asa,* b. Nov. 28, 1756; d. March 10, 1779; not 

m. 
4-89 viii. Roger,* b. Aug. 27, 1758; d. ; m. July 6, 

1797, Ruth Crocker, a widow. 

90 ix. Sybel,* b. June 14, 1760; d. , young. 

91 X. Sarah,* b. April i, 1762; d. ; m. Andrew 

Huntington, as his second wife. 

-I-92 xi. John,* b. March 21, 1765; d. ; m. Eleanor 

Raymond. 

93 xii. Lois,* b. Aug. 16, 1767; d. (before 1793); 

m. Andrew Huntington. 

From the Memoir of Frances Manwaring Caulkins (in the His- 
tory of New London), p. ix, — the date of birth of Deborah Deni- 
son is given as Dec. 9, 1722, and it is stated that by her Christopher^ 
Manwaring had 13 children. I find a record of only 12 children. 

At the Probate Court, New London, March 11, 1801, the will 
of Christopher-^ Manwaring, late of Montville, Conn., deceased, was 
presented and proved. Inventory amounted to $532.80. "His 
Trusting friend," Joshua Raymond of Montville, Conn., was ap- 
pointed by the will as executor, and declined to serve and John 
Manwaring of Montville was appointed administrator. The will 
was dated March 25, 1793, and mentions wife Deborah, his son 
Robert and his son Christopher, and his sons Asa, Roger, John and 
daughters Deborah, Hannah, Sarah, Lois and daughter Elizabeth 
Hempstead. 

The following is an abstract of the return of distribution of the 
estate of Christopher'' Manwaring, of Montville, Conn., deceased: 
To Robert* Manwaring, one of said heirs 

To Christopher^ Manwaring, one of the legatees (son of Robert*) 
To Roger* Manwaring, one of said heirs 
To John* Manwaring, one of said heirs 
To Hannah* Manwaring, one of said heirs 
To Elizabeth* Manwaring, one of said heirs 
To Sarah* Manwaring, one of said heirs 

To heirs of Lois* (Manwaring) Huntington, deceased, one of the 
heirs. 



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Montville, Dec. 5, 1801 :— and March 8, 1802. Receipts from An- 
drew Huntington for parts due under will to his wife. 

Authorities ;— In addition to the authorities above quoted in the body of 
this record, we note that Baker's Montville, p. 245, corroborates this record, 
although said record was compiled from entirely independent sources of 
information. 

49. WilliamJ* Manwaring, b. Sept. 17, 1708; bap. Feb. 20, 1709 
(i), at First Church, New London; d. Nov. 13, 1779, at New 
London, in the 72nd year of his age (2) ; m. Nov. 5, 1735, at 
New London, to Rebecca Gager (daughter of Samuel and 
Rebecca (Raymon) Gager or Gadger, of Norwich, Conn.), b. 
Oct. 21, 1709, at Norwich, Conn. (3) ; d. Jan. 8, 1779, in her 
70th year (4) and was buried in Old Grave Yard, New Lon- 
don, gravestone (5). 

Children: 4 (Manwaring), i son and 3 daughters, all re- 
corded in New London. 
-j-94 i. Lucy,* b. Dec. 11, 1738; bap. Nov. 12, 1738; m. 

Eliphalet Lester. 

+95 ii. David,* b. Feb. 8, 1740-1 ; bap. March 15, 1741 ; m. 

Jan. 15, 1767, Martha Saltonstall (6). 

96 iii. Sarah,* b. Nov. 16, 1743 ; bap. Nov. 20, 1743. 

-f-97 iv. Rebecca,* b. Nov. 7, 1746; bap. Nov. 16, 1746; 

m. Oct. 23, 1766, Thomas Durfey (7). 

William' Manning and his wife were taken into the Church, 
Feb. 29, 1735-36 (8), and he was chosen a deputy to the Connecti- 
cut General Assembly April 9, 1749-50 (9), and several times 
thereafter. His will was dated Oct. 29, 1770; his son David was 
executor and mentions son David, daughters Sarah and Rebecca 
Durfey, and his grandchildren, David, Gurdon, Rebecca, Martha 
and Lucy who were children of his son David. 

Authorities:— (I ) F. C. B., p. 470; (2) T. R.; (3) V. R., Norwich, 
Conn., Vol. I, pp. 56-7 (published edition) ; (4) T. R. ; (5) Prentis' New 
London Grave Yard Inscriptions, p. 26; (6) E. C. M., Book II, p. 28; (7) 
E. C. M., Book II, p. 27; (8) H. D., p. 300; (9) H. D., p. 546; (see also 
History of Montville, Conn., pp. 245-6, as corroborative evidence). 

50. Oliver^ Manwaring, b. Jan. 24. 171 1; bap. First Church, 

New London, May 13, 1711 (i) ; d. ; m. Nov. 10, 1743 

(2), at New London, Mary Smith (daughter of Nehemiah* 
Smith (3) (Samuel,' Nehemiah,^ Nehemiah*), who was bap. 

New London, June 8, 1701, and who died in 1769*), b. , 

at ; d. , at . 

* The account given in the Nehemiah Stmth Genealogy is partly in error. 
The Probate Records of New London, Court, June 5, 1769, show the will of 
Deacon Nehemiah Smith, will dated Jan. 27. 1769 : Among the children men- 
tioned appears the name of "Molly, wife of Oliver Manwaring." This will 
also shows ''Betty, wife of John Manwaring," while the Nehemiah Smith 
genealogy gives Desire as having married John Manwaring and the will shows 
Desire as the wife of Edward Beckwith. 



3 1 8 Manwaring Family Genealogy. ' [Oct. 

Children: 5 (Manwaring), i son and 4 daughters, all re- 
corded in New London, viz. : 

+98 i. Mary,* b. Aug. 31, 1744; bap. Oct. 14, 1744; m. 

Feb. 2, 1764, John^ Gorton (William^) (4). 

99 ii. Hannah,* b. Aug. 14, 1746; bap. Aug. 31, 1746. 

100 iii. Betty,* b. Jan. 19, 1748-9; bap. Feb. i, 1748-9. 

loi iv. Lucretia,* b. Sept. 16, 1751 ; bap. Oct. 13, 1751. 

102 V. Oliver,* b. Aug. 3, 1755; bap. Feb. 22, 1756. 

Authorities :—(i) F. C. B., p. 473; (2) T. R. ; (3) Descendants of 
Nehemiah Smith, pp. 78-9; (4) T. R. and C. R. 

52. Hannah^ Manwaring, b. Feb. 27, 1716; bap. April 22, 1716, 
First Church, New London; d. June 11, 1757, at New Lon- 
don, Conn., aged 40 years; m. April 26, 1744, at New Lon- 
don, to Samuel Tallman (i), as his first wife (son of Joseph 

and Joanna (Mayhew) Tallman, of New London), b. ; 

bap. Sept. 4, 1714, at New London. He m. (2) Nov. 22, 
1759, at New London (2), Bethia Savel (probably dau. of 
John Savil (3), of New London), bap. Aug. 12, 1722 (3), at 
New London; d. Feb. 11, 1795. 

Children: 7 (Tallman), 5 sons and i daughter, viz.: 

103 i. Samuel,* bap. May 12, 1745. 

-|-I04 ii. Hannah,* bap. Oct. 26, 1746; d. Nov. 12, 1814; 
m. Sept. 13, 1767, William Starr. 

105 iii. James,* bap. June 21, 1747. 

106 iv. Joseph,* bap. Dec. 4, 1748. 

107 V. John,* bap. Jan. 19, 1752. 

108 vi. Elizabeth,* bap. Nov. 25, 1754; d. Dec. 30, 1826; 

m. Jan. 11, 1775. Thomas Danforth. 

109 vii. Jabez,* bap. May 16, 1756. 

Authorities: — (i) E. C. M., Book II, p. 21; (2) E. C. M., Book II, p. 
24; (3) H. D., p. 123, and F. C. B., p. 484; N. Y. G. & B. Record, Vol. L, 
pp. 122, 220. 

53. Sarah^ Manwaring, b. Aug. 9, 1718; bap. Oct. 5, 1718, at 
New London, First Church; d. April 12, 1767, at Norwich, 
Conn, (i) ; m. Feb. 25, 1741-2, at New London (2), to Simon 
Gager, of Norwich, Conn., as his first wife (whose parentage 

is not as yet determined), b. , at ; d. , at . 

He m. (2) Aug. 6, 1767, at Norwich, Conn., to Mary Calkins, 
of Norwich. 

Children by first marriage: None. 

Children by second marriage: i (Gager) daughter, not in 
Manwaring line, viz. : 

i. Mary,* b. June 16, 1770, at Norwich, Conn. 

AuTHORiTiKs; — (i) V. R. Norwich, Conn, (published form). Vol. I, pp. 
236-7 ; (2) E. C. M., Book II, p. 19. 



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54. JoHN^ Manwaring, b. June 28, 1721 ; bap. July 30, 1721 (i), 

First Church, New London; d. ; m. , at , to 

Elizabeth (Betty) Smith (daughter of Deacon Nehemiah 
Smith, of New London, see remarks on will of Nehemiah 
Smith under record of Oliver' Manwaring, No. 50, of this 
genealogy), b. , at ; d. , at . 

Child: I (Manwaring) son, recorded in New London, viz.: 
no i. John,'' b. July 25, 1766; m. April 20, 1788, Sarah 
Manwaring. 
Authority: — (i) F. C. B., p. 483. 

55. Anne^ Manwaring, b. Nov. 20, 1723; bap. April 19, 1724 
(i), at New London, First Church; d. Jan. 28, 1799 (2), at 
Norwich, Conn.; m. March 23, 1749 (3), at New London, 
Conn., to Thomas Marshall (son of Abial and Abiah (Hough) 
Marshall, of Norwich, Conn.) (4), b. July i, 1724; d. April 
22, 1761, at Norwich, Conn. 

Children: 6 (Marshall), 2 sons and 4 daughters, all recorded 
in Norwich, viz. : 

111 i. Lucretia,* b. Jan. 19, 1750-1 ; d. Aug. 17, 1753. 

112 ii. John,* b. June 14, 1753; d. July 23, 1753. 

113 iii. Lucretia,* b. Dec. 14, 1754; d. Jan. 3, 1774. 

114 iv. Sarah,* b. Sept. 20, 1757. 
lis '^- Thomas,* b. June 29, 1759. 

116 vi. Anne,* b. Oct. 26, 1761 ; d. March 24, 1786. 

Authorities:— (i) F. C. B., p. 486; (2) V. R. Norwich (published 
form), Vol. I, pp. 203, 508; (3) E. C. M., Book II, p. 21 ; (4) V. R. Norwich, 
Conn, (published form). Vol. I, p. 65. 

57. Jabez'' Manwaring, b. Jan. 12, 1730-31, at New London; d. 

, at ; m. June 25, 1761 (i), at New London, to 

Mercy Minor (whose parentage is as yet not determined), b. 
Nov. 23, 1738; d. Aug. 24, 1784. 

Children: 4 (Manwaring), i son and 3 daughters, recorded 
in New London, viz. : 

117 i. Elizabeth,* b. April 23, 1765. 

118 ii. Sarah,* b. Nov. 23, 1767. 

119 iii. Hannah,* b, July 20, 1771. 

120 iv. Jabez,* b. Oct. 21, 1775. 
Authority: — (i) E. C. M., Book II, p. 25. 

82. Deacon Robert* Manwaring, b. Dec. 16, 1745, at New Lon- 
don ; he was for many years deacon of the church in New 
London ; he removed to the North Parish, now Montville, 
Conn., and thence to Norwich, in 1800; he d. March 29, 1807 
(i), at Norwich, and was there buried in the old burying 
ground. He m. (i) Oct. 8, 1772 (or Nov. — , 1772 (2), at 
New London, to Elizabeth'' Rogers (James *-'''-i), b. Jan. 
27, 1741, at New London; d. Aug. 31, 1798, at New London; 



3 20 Manwaring Family Genealogy. [Oct, 

he m. (2) Jan. — , 1/99. ^t New London, to Elizabeth 
(Baker) Raymond (3) (widow of Josiah Raymond, whom she 
m. Sept. 2, 1784, and who d. July 21, 1795; and daughter of 
Joshua and Abigail (Bliss) Baker, of Montville, Conn.), b. 
April 21, 1763; d. Feb. 13, 1802. He m. (3) Jan. 30, 1803, at 
New London, to Susanna (Hubbard) Bushnell (widow of 

Ebenezer Bushnell, of Norwich, Conn.), b. , at ; d. 

April 9, 1814, at Windham, Conn. 

Children: 9 (Manwaring), 3 sons and 6 daughters, recorded 
in New London ; first seven by ist marriage and i each by 2nd 
and 3rd marriages: 

121 i. Deborah,** b. July 10, 1773; d. May 29, 1844; 

not m. 
+ 122 ii. Christopher,^ b. Aug. 13, 1774; d. May 6, 1832; 

m. (i) Nov. 5, 1797, Sarah Bradley; m. (2) Jan. 

21, 1807, Mary Wolcott. 
+ 123 iii. Frances,'' b. Nov. 6, 1776; d. Oct. 29, 1851 ; m. 

(i) Joshua Caulkins; m. (2) Philemon Haven. 
+ 124 iv. Elizabeth,^ b. June 22, 1778; d. May 7, 1854; m. 

June 22, 1800, William Raymond. 

125 V. Eleanor,"' b. Dec. 22, 1780; d. , 1782. 

+ 126 vi. Lucretia,^ b. Oct. 28, 1783; d. March 28, 1835; 

m. June 10, 1805, Henry Nevins. 

127 vii. Phebe,'' b. March 18, 1786; d. Sept. 4, 1787. 

No. 127 was baptized Aug. 17, 1787. and Nos. 
121, 122, 123, 124 and 126 were baptized Sept. 9, 
1787, at First Church, New London. 

128 viii. Caleb Baker, ^ b. Jan. 21, 1802; m. , 1827, 

Lydia Wickwire. 

129 ix. William Hubbard,^ b. Nov. 7, 1803. 

Authorities:— (i) V. R. Norwich, Vol. II, p. 584; (2) E. C. M., Book 
II, p. 29; (3) History of Montville, Conn., pp. 161, 246-7, 580, as corroborative 
evidence only. 

87. Elizabeth* Manwaring, b. Sept. 26, 1754, at New London; 

d. , m. Aug. 26, 1777 (i), at New London, to Nathaniel* 

Hempstead (Nathaniel'*-*, Joshua,^-^ Robert'), b. Feb. 7, 
1753, at New London; d. ? 

Children: 5 (Hempstead), 2 sons and 3 daughters, viz.: 

130 i. Elizabeth,^ b. Nov. 7, 1778. 

131 ii. Nathaniel,'' b. Sept. 2, 1780. 

132 iii. Anna,'' b. May 2, 1784. 

133 iv. Christopher,^ b. April 17, 1787. 

134 V. Hannah,'* b. April 13, 1792. 
Authority: — (i) T. R. 

89. Roger* Manwaring, b. Aug. 27, 1758, at New London; d. 
March — , 1836, at Waterford, Conn. ; m. July 6, 1797, at New 
London, Conn., to the widow Ruth Crocker (i) (possibly 



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daughter of Amos Calkins and widow of David Crocker), b. 
; d. Jan. 17, 1854. 

Children: 5 (Manwaring), 4 sons and i daughter, viz.: 

135 i. Elisha,^ b. May 21, 1798; d. ; not m. 

136 ii. Silas,' b. Feb. 10, 1800. 

137 iii. Asa,'' b. April 11, 1802; d. ; m. a Widow 

Crocker. 

138 iv. Ezra,^ b. April 22, 1804. 

139 V. Mary.' 

Authority: — (i) Town Records show that a David Crocker m. Dec. 9, 
1790, to Ruth Calkins (daughter of Amos Calkins) and had a son David 
Crocker, b. Sept. 26, 1792, and there the record stops. Possibly the above 
referred to "widow" Ruth Crocker was the same Ruth (Calkins) Crocker who 
m. David Crocker, and after his death, m. as her second husband Roger* 
Manwaring on July 6, 1797. If so then the maiden name of Roger-* Manwar- 
ing's wife was Ruth Calkins, dau. of Amos Calkins, whose further antecedents 
are not known. No other Ruth Crocker, as a wife, or possible widow has 
been found in the Crocker family. 

92. John* Manwaring, b. March 21, 1765, at New London; d. 

, 181 1 ; m. March 21, 1790, at New London, to Eleanor 

Raymond (i) (daughter of John and Elizabeth (Griswold) 
Raymond, of Montville, Conn.), b. Nov. 9, 1765, at Montvillc, 
Conn.; d. Aug. 29, 1819 (or 1820), at Greenfield, Iowa. He 
was a farmer and lived at Montville. Conn., and was killed as 
the result of a fall. 

Children : 7 ( Manwaring) , 3 sons and 4 daughters, viz. : 

140 i. Robert,'' b. Oct. 27, 1791 ; m. , Martha Has- 

kins. 

141 ii. Hannah Lynde,' b. May 29, 1793; m. Gurdon 

Waterman. 
+ 142 iii. John,' b. Sept. 23, 1795; m. Eliza Church. 

143 iv. JuHa,' b. April 23, 1797; m. (i) James Jones; m. 

(2) Dr. Gideon S. Bailey. 

144 V. Eleanor,' b. April 11, 1800; m. (i) Peck; 

m. (2) Charles Patrick. 

145 vi. Harriet,' b. March 14, 1802 ; m. Russell Griffin. 

146 vii. Hynes,' b. April 25, 1804; he was a soldier in the 

U. S. Army and died in 1829 (2). 

Authority: — (i) History of Montville, Conn., pp. 248-9; (2) the record 
of this child is given solely on the authority of the History of Montville, 
p. 248. 

94. Lucy* Manwaring, b. Nov. 11, 1738; bap. Nov. 12, 1738, 
First Church, New London; d. Sept. 10, 1779, in her 41st 
year, at Saybrook, Conn.; m. , to Eliphalet* Lester (Dan- 
iel," Daniel,- Andrew*), as his second wife; he b. June 22, 

1729; d. ? He m. (i) Sarah ? and possibly m. (3) 

May I, 1 781. to Mary Smith, of Haddam. 
Children: ? (Lester). 



322 Maniuaring Family Genealogy. [Oct, 

It is impossible to tell whether Lucy' Manwaring bore Eliphalet 
Lester any children, as the date of her marriage and the dates of 
birth of the children of Eliphalet* Lester are all unknown. There 
were probably no children, that lived at least, for in the will 
of William^ Manwaring (No. 49), dated Oct. 10, 1770 (52V) 
there is no mention either of a daughter Lucy or any of her chil- 
dren ; but said will does mention his grandchildren (children of his 
son David* Manwaring). As this will is a copy made to replace 
one burned, it may not have the correct date, and may also be inac- 
curate as to all of its contents. 

95. David* Manwaring, b. Feb. 8, 1740-1 ; bap. March 15, 1741 

(i). First Church, New London; d. ; m. Jan. 15, 1767 

(2), at New London, to Martha Saltonstall (dau. of Hon. 

Gurdon and ( ) Saltonstall, of New London), b. 

; bap. Oct. 23, 1748 (3), at New London, First Church; 

d. , at . 

Children: 8 (Manwaring), 3 sons and 5 daughters, recorded 
in New London: 

147 i. William.'* b. Nov. 15, 1767; bap. Jan. lo. 1768; 

d. May 2. 1768, and was buried in Old Burying 

Ground, New London, gravestone, 
-f 148 ii. Rebecca,^ b. Dec. 27, 1768; bap. April 2, 1769; m. 

Jan. 20, 1793 (4), Elisha Coit. 
149 iii. Hannah,'' b. Nov. 29, 1770; bap. Jan. 6, 1770-71; 

d. July 19, 1771, and was buried in old burying 

ground. New London. 
-(-150 iv. David,'* b. May 13. 1772; m. July 28, 1802, Lucy 

(Colfax) Starr. 

151 V. Martha,'* b. May 15, 1774; bap. June 12, 1774; 

d. Nov. 4, 1788, and was buried in old burying 
ground, New London, gravestone. 

152 vi. Gurdon,"* b. Nov. 10, 1776; bap. Sept. 14, 1777. 

153 vii. Lucy,"* b. Dec. 19, 1778; bap. Aug. 12, 1787; m. 

Oct. 26, 1799. David G. Hubbard. 

154 viii. Susanna,* b. Sept. 23, 1783; bap. Aug. 12, 1787. 

Authorities:— (i) F. C. B., p. 506; (2) E. C. M., Book II, p. 28: (3) 
F. C. B., p. 517; (4) E. C. M., Book II, p. 33, and Coif Family Genealogy, 
pp. I2S-6. 

97. Rebecca* Manwaring, b. Nov. 7, 1746; bap. Nov. 16, 1746 
(i). First Church, New London; d. Jan. 23, 1791 (2), in her 
45th year, at New London, and was there buried in old bury- 
ing ground, gravestone; m. Oct. 23, 1766 (3), at New Lon- 
don, Thomas Durfey. 

Children: (Durfey). None found recorded in New London. 

Authorities: — (i) F. C. &, p. 515; (2) Prentis' New London Grave 
Yard Inscriptions, p. 18; (3) E. C. M., Book II, p. 27. 



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98. Mary* Manwaring, b. Aug. 31, 1744; bap. Oct. 14, 1744 

(i), First Church, New London; d. ■; m. Feb. 2, 1764 

(2), at New London, to John Gorton (son of William Gor- 
ton). 

Qiild: I (Gorton) daughter, recorded in New London: 

155 i. Lydia,^ b. June S, 1765. 
Authorities:— (I) F. C. B., p. 513; (2) E. C. M., Book II, p. 26. 

104. Hannah^ Tallman (i), bap. Oct. 26, 1746 (2), First 
Church, New London; d. Nov. 12. 1714, at Middletown, Conn, 
(probably) ; m. Sept. 13, 1767 (3) at New London, to Wil- 
liam Starr (son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Hempstead) Starr, 
of New London), b. April 3, 1747; bap. April 5, 1747, First 
Church, New London. He was a "block-maker" and lived at 
Middletown, Conn. 

Children: 5 (Starr), 3 sons and 2 daughters, first 4 b. in New 
London, the 5th b. in Middletown, viz. : 

156 i. Joseph,'' b. Dec. 12. 1767. 

157 ii. Elizabeth,'' b. Dec. 7, 1769; d. Aug. 2, 1835, 3* 

Geneseo, N. Y. ; m. (i) David Eells; m. (2) 
Stephen Pierce, of Middletown, Conn. 

158 iii. William,'^ b. Nov. 17, 1771. 

159 iv. Samuel,^' b. Nov. 20, 1773; d. Sept. 13, 1775, at 

Middletown, Conn. 

160 V. Abigail.'' b. Nov. 29, 1775; d. ; m. May 11, 

1794, Euclid Elliott (son of Clark and Desire 

( ) Elliott, of New London, Conn.), b. ; 

d. Sept. 30, 1798, at New London. After her 
husband's death she returned to Middletown. 

AuTHORrriEs:— (i) N. Y. G. & B. Record, Vol. L, pp. 324-5; (2) F. C. B., 
p. 51s; (3) E. C. M., Book II, p. 28. 

122. Christopher^ Manwaring (i), b. Aug. 13, 1774, at New 

London; d. , 1836, in Waterford, Conn.; m. (i) Nov. 5, 

1797, at New London, to Sarah Bradley (dau. of Joshua 
Bradley), b. March 8, 1777; bap. Sept. 14, 1777, First Church, 
New London; d. Oct. 30, 1805. He m. (2) Jan. 21, 1807, at 
New London, to Mary Wolcott (dau. of Dr. Simon and Lucy 
(Rogers) Wolcott), b. ; d. Dec. 4, 1832. 

Children: 7 (Manwaring), 4 sons and 3 daughters, recorded 
in New London. By first marriage : 

i6t i. Sally," b. Oct. 25. 1798; d. Nov. 2, 1798. 
+ 162 ii. Christopher." b. Dec. 14, 1799; m. July i, 1823, 
Catharine J. Hinsdale. 

163 iii. Lucretia," b. Oct. 16, 1803; m. Nathan Colver. 

164 iv. Infant son," b. Sept. 5, 1805 ; d. Sept. 6, 1805. 
By second marriage : 

165 V. Mary Wolcott," b. Dec. 4, 1807. 



124 Manwaring Family Gentalogy. [Oct. 

-)-i66 vi. Simon Wolcott," b. Sept. 30, i8og; m. Nov. 2, 

1837, Sarah Banta. 
-I-167 vii. Robert Alexander," b. Aug. 2, 1811; m. May 15, 

1845, Ellen Barber. 

Authority: — (i) History of Montville, pp. 246, 249, as corroborative evi- 
dence only. 

123. Frances^ Manwaring, b. Nov. 6, 1776, at New London; d. 

Oct. 29, 1851; m. (i) , 1792, Joshua Caulkins (son of 

Jonathan and Lydia (Smith) Caulkins), b. Jan. 19, 1772; d. 

, 1795, at Port au Prince. She m. (2) Sept. 18, 1807, to 

Philemon Havens, who died Nov. 12, 1819. 

Children : 6, 3 sons and 3 daughters, viz. : 

By her first marriage, 2 (Caulkins) daughters, viz.: 

168 i. Parmelia,* b. April 19, 1793; d. June 16, 1883, at 

New London, Conn. 

169 ii. Frances Manwaring," b. April 26, 1795 ; d. Feb. 

3, 1869. 

By her second marriage: 4 (Havens), 3 sons and i daugh- 
ters, viz. : 

170 iij. Robert Manwaring," b. June 28, 1808, at Nor- 

wich, Conn. ; m. April 20, 1840, Adeline Clark, 
of Vermont. 

171 iv. Philemon," b. July 21, 1810; d. July 6, 1816, at 

Norwich, Conn. 

172 V. Henry P.," b. Feb. 11, 1815, at Norwich, Conn.; 

m. Feb. 23, 1840, Elizabeth Douglass (dau. of 
Robert Douglass, of Waterford), b. July 14, 1817. 
Henry P. Havens was a merchant in New Lon- 
don, where he was for several years engaged in 
the whaling business. He was Mayor of New 
London and Superintendent of the Second Con- 
gregational Sunday School, and for many years 
before his death he had a Sunday School at Jor- 
dan, in which he took much interest. He died 
much respected and greatly lamented in 1876. 

173 vi. Elizabeth," b. Feb. 14, 1819; d. April 30, 1842. 

Frances Manwaring" Caulkins, No. 169, was the celebrated His- 
torian, the author of the History of Neiv London, and of the His- 
tory of Norimch, Conn., etc., etc. 

124. Elizabeth' Manwaring (i), b. June 22, 1778; d. May 7, 
1854; m. June 22, 1800, William Raymond (son of John and 
Mercy (Raymond) Raymond, of Montville, Conn.), b. May 3, 
1778; d. July 27, 1842. He lived in Montville, Conn. He 
was much in public business and held offices of trust in that 
town ; he was a representative to the Connecticut General As- 
sembly in 1828. 



1920] Manwaring Family Genealogy. 325 

Children: 3 (Raymond), 2 sons and i daughter, viz.: 

174 i. Mercy ,^ b. May 21, 1802; m. John Raymond, 

April 22, 1833. 

175 ii. William," b. April 21, 1806; m. Eunice Raymond. 

176 iii. Richard," b. May 24, 181 1 ; m. Julia Ann Gardner. 

Authority: — (i) This record is entered here solely on the authority of 
the History of Montvillc, Conn., pp. 247, 583, 588-9. Colonel Parkhurst has 
not been able to verify the record. It may be correct, but is not vouched for 
by Colonel Parkhurst. 

126. LucRETiA^ Manwaring (n), b. Oct. 28, 1783; d. March 28, 
1855; m. June 9, 1805, Henry Nevins (son of David and 
Mary (Hubbard) Nevins, of Norwich, Conn.), b. Dec. 24, 
1779; d. ? 

Children: 2 (Nevins), i son and i daughter, recorded at Nor- 
wich, Conn. : 

177 i. Mary," b. March 11, 1806. 

178 ii. David Henry," b. April 26, 181 1. 
Authority: — (i) V. R. Norwich, Conn., Vol. I, p. 540; Vol. II, p. 591. 

142. John'^ Manwaring, b. Sept. 23, 1795 ; d. April 5, 1846, at 
Connellsville, Pa.; m. Feb. 21, 1825, at New London, Conn., 
to Eliza Church (daughter of Peleg and Mary (Leach) 
Church), b. April 2, 1800; d. Jan. 10, 1890, at Montville, 
Conn. 

Children: 4 (Manwaring). 2 sons and 2 daughters, viz.: 

179 i. Eliza," b. Feb. 28, 1826; m. Dec. 22, 1850, John 

R.- Stanton (Rowland^). 

180 ii. James," b. Sept 19. 1827; never m. 

181 iii. Eleanor," b. Dec. ; m. Robert Manwaring, 

her cousin. 

182 iv. John," b. March 25, 1833; m. May 27, 1863, 

Mercy Raymond (dau. of Richard and Deliver- 
ance (Gardiner) Raymond). 

148. Rebecca'^ Manwaring, b. Dec. 27, 1768; bap. April 2, 1769 
(i) ; d. July 14, 1853, aged 84; m. June 20, 1793 (2), at New 
London, to Elisha Coit (son of William and Sarah (Lathrop) 
Coit, of New London), b. Dec. 22, 1762, at New London; d. 
June 19, 1835, aged 73, at New York City. He was a suc- 
cessful commission merchant in New York City. 
Children: 7 (Coit), 2 sons and 5 daughters, viz.: 

183 i. Martha M.," b. Jan. 27, 1795; m. Nov. i, 1842, 

Hon. Thomas S. Williams. 

184 ii. Mary Ann," b. Jan. 21, 1798; m. (i) Sept. 10, 

1817, Henry Blatchford ; m. (2) Oct. 28. 1828, 
Hon. Samuel Hubbard. 



2 26 Manwaring Family Genealogy. [Oct. 

85 iii. William David," b. Aug. i, 1800. He was a 
merchant in Wall Street, N. Y. City. 

86 iv. Susanna M.," b. Feb. i, 1803; m. (i) Thomas 
Adams in 1835; m. (2) Henry Hill in 1854. 

87 V. Sarah L ," b. Sept. 15, 1804; m. Charles 

Scudder. 

88 vi. Gurdon S ,' b. July 15, 1806; m. (i) Mary 

Ann Burbridge, in 1835; m. (2) Amelia Cole, in 
1855- 

89 vii. Rebecca M.,® b. Aug. 21, 1808; d. Dec. 19, 1818. 

Authorities: — (i) F. C. B., p. 593; (2) E. C. M,., Book 11, p. 33, and 
Coit Genealogy, pp. 125-6. 

150. David^ Manwaring, b. May 13, 1722; d. July — , 1811; m. 
July 28, 1802, at New London, Conn., to Lucy (Colfax) Starr 
(relict of Joshua Starr, whom she m. April 19, 1798, and who 
d. Oct. — , 1798, and daughter of George Colfax), b. Aug. 3, 
1778, in New London; d. ? 

Child: I (Manwaring) son, recorded in New London. 

190 i. William Gager," b. Sept. 22, 1808; bap. Dec. 6, 

1808. 

162. Christopher® Manwaring, b. Dec. 14, 1799, at New Lon- 
don; d. ?; m. July i, 1823, at Hartford, Conn., Cath- 
erine J. Hinsdale, of Hartford, Conn. 

Child: I (Manwaring) son, recorded in New London. 

191 i. William H. Crawford,' b. May 11, 1824. 

t66. Simon Wolcott" Manwaring (i), b. Sept. 30, 1809, at New 

London; d. ; m. Nov. 2, 1837, at New London, Conn., to 

Sarah Banta (whose parentage is not as yet determined), b. 

Children: 5 (Manwaring) daughters, viz.: 

192 i. Mary Ellen,' b. Sept. 7, 1738; m. George Allison. 

193 ii. Sarah Frances,' b. March 19, 1841 ; d. Sept. 8, 

1847. 

194 iii. Hester Julia,' b. June 16, 1843 ; m. William S. 

Allison. 

195 iv. Caroline,' b. Dec. 12, 1845; "i- Louis De Saulter. 

196 V. Martha Pitkins,' b. Aug. 18, 1849; m- Augustus 

Foster. 

Authority: — (i) History of MontviUe, Conn., p. 250, as corroborative 
evidence only. 

167. Robert Alexander" Manwaring (i), b. Aug. 2, 1811, at 
New London; d. Sept. i, 1890, at New London; m. May 15, 
1845, 3t New London, Ellen Barber (daughter of Hon. Noyes 



1920.] Manwaring Family Genealogy. 327 

and Mary Elizabeth (Chester-Smith) Barber), b. , at 

Child: I (Manwaring) son, viz.: 

197 i. Wolcott Barber,' b. May 30, 1847 ! living in New- 
London, not m. in 1896. 

Authority: — (i) History of Montville, Conn., p. 250, as corroborative 
evidence only. 



Unlocated Manwarings Found Recorded in New London. 

These records are here given in order that this article may give 
exhaustive information as to what is to be found in the New Lon- 
don records relative to the Manwaring family. 

1. George Manwaring, m. Sept. 24. 1767, at New London, Tem- 
perance Chappell (see E. C. M., Book II, p. 28). No further 
record found in New London. 

2. Jabez Manwaring (possibly son of Jabez,' No. 57; Oliver,^ 
Oliver^) ; he died before March 14, 1825, the date on which his 
estate was distributed. 

Children: 7 (Manwaring), 3 sons and 4 daughters, as mentioned 
in the distribution of the estate, viz. : 

I. Richard. 2. Lynde W . 3. Jabez. 4. Elizabeth. 5. 

Susan. 6. Mary. 7. Nancy Hart. 

3. John Manwaring, who m. Lydia ? 

Children: 2 (Manwaring) daughters, recorded in New London, 
viz. : 

1. Anne, bap. ist Church, New London, Sept. 18, 1792, dau. of 
Lydia Manwaring (see F. C. B., p. 542). 

2. Polly, bap. 1st Church, New London, May 8, 1794, dau. of 
Lydia and John Manwaring (see F. C. B., p. 543). 

This may possibly — but not probably — be the record of 
baptisms of children of John- Manwaring, who married 
Lydia Plumb on Feb. 4, 1761 (see record No. 7 under head 
of descendants of Thomas' Manwaring). But if so, then 
these children were baptized as adults, 30 years or more old, 
and there is nothing in the baptismal records to suggest such 
a fact. 

4. LucRETiA Manwaring, who m. Dec. 25, 1792, at New Lon- 
don, John Keeney, Jr., as his first wife. He m. (2) June 2, 
1806, Mary Hempstead (daughter of Stephen). Lucretia (Man- 
waring) Keeney d. New London, Aug. 28, 1805. 

Children: 4 (Keeney), 2 sons and 2 daughters, all recorded in 
New London, viz. : 

1. John, b. Sept. 11, 1793; d. Oct. 31, 1800. 

2. Alvira, b. July 20, 1797. 



228 Manwaring Family Genealogy. [Oct. 

3. Charlotte, b. Sept. 28, 1799. 

4. Silas, b. Dec. 16, 1802 ; d. Jan. 8, 1807. 

5. LucRETiA Manwaring (daughter of Joseph), b. Sept. 25, 1794, 
at Lyme, Conn.; d. Oct. 25, 1833, at New London; m. Jan. 31, 
1819, at New London, to Thomas L. Avery, as liis first wife. 
He m. (2) Nov. 27, 1834, Maria Manwaring (sister of his first 
wife), b. Oct. 10, 1799, at Lyme, Conn.; d. May 9, 1879, ^t New 
London. Thomas L. Avery d. May 18, 1877. 

Children: 6 (Avery), all recorded in New London and in 
Avery Genealogy, viz.: 

1. Ann Maria, b. Nov. 3, 1820; d. May 12, 1893; not m. 

2. John Coit, b. Oct. 3, 1822; m. Aug. i, 1858, Emma A. Cul- 
ver. 

3. Lucretia, b. July 15, 1825; d. April 3, 1897, at New London. 

4. Henry Thomas, b. June 8, 1827; d. June i, 1843, lost at sea. 

5. Joseph Manwaring, b. Nov. 3, 1828; m. April 14, 1856, Julia 
W. Park. 

6. Mary Holt, b. Dec. 11, 1830; m. April 6, 1854, Enoch Sidney 
Morgan. 

6. Joseph B Manwaring, who m. March 22, 1798, at New 

London, Conn., Sally Lamphere (daughter of Capt. James 
Lamphere). 

Children: 5 (Manwaring), 2 sons and 3 daughters, recorded in 
New London, viz. : 

1. Joseph, b. Dec. 18, 1798. 

2. Ann Maria, b. Feb. i, 1802. 

3. Edward, b. June 7, 1804. 

4. Grace, b. Nov. 12, 1805. 

5. Sally, b. March 15, 1808. 

7. William Manwaring, who m. Sept. 9, 1795, at New London, 
Surviah (sic) Gifford, daughter of Justice GiflFord. 

Children: 5 (Manwaring), 2 sons and 3 daughters, recorded in 
New London, viz. : 

1. Nancy, b. April 2, 1799. 

2. Fanny, b. Dec. 31, 1801. 

3. William, b. Feb. 4, 1803 ; d. Jan. 7, 1804. 

4. Lucretia, b. Oct. 27, 1804; d. June 10, 1806. 

5. Leonard, b. Sept. 10, 1807. 

8. Lucy Manwaring, who m. April 13, 1829, at New London, 
Frederick Peabody. 

Children: 3 (Peabody), 2 sons and i daughter, recorded in New 
London, viz. : 

1. John T- , b. Feb. 20, 183 1. 

2. Franklin S , b. Feb. i, 1833. 

3. Lucy M , b. Feb. 26, 1839. 



'920.] Christophers Family. 3 20 



CHRISTOPHERS FAMILY. 



Contributed by John R. Totten, 

Member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, the New England 
Historic-Genealogical Society, and the New Loudon County Historical Society. 

(Continued from Vol. LI, p. 221, of The Record.) 

Mary* (Christophers) ? Braddick, second wife and widow 

of Captain John Braddick, m. (3) July 13, 1754, at New London, 
Conn., to Captain Nathaniel Coit (as his 2nd wife; whose first wife 
Margaret Douglass he m. Nov. 6, 1735, and who d. July 17, 1752), b. 
May 30, 171 1, at New London and was bap. there June 3, 1711 ; he 

was a sea captain and lived at New London, d. , at . He 

was a son of Solomon and Mary (Stevens) Coit, of New London. 

Child: I (Coit) daughter, b. at New London. 

197 i. Katharine,'^ b. Oct. 5, 1755; bap. New London, 
Oct. 5, 1755; d. , young. 

Captain Nathaniel Coit m. (i) Nov. 6, 1735, at New London, 
Conn., to Margaret Douglass (dau. of Captain Richard Douglass, 

of New London), b. ; d. July 17, 1752, at New London and 

was there buried in Old Burying Ground, gravestone. She was 35 
years old at death and hence was b. , 1717, about. 

Children by this his first marriage, 8 (Coit), 4 sons and 4 
daughters. Not in Christophers line. 

1. Sarah, b. July 18, 1736; d. ; m. June 17, 1858 (or 

1759), to Samuel Belden ; 11 children. 

2. Nathaniel, b. Dec. i, 1738; d. April 24, 1783; m. Boradil 
Latimer ; 8 children. 

3. Mary, b. Nov. 10, 1740; d. Feb. 5. 1742-3. 

4. Margaret, b. Feb. 8, 1742-3 ; d. Sept. 4, 1746. 

5. Solomon, b. Feb. 15, 1744-5; d. , 1793; m. Feb. 26, 

1775. to Hannah Jordan, of Saco, Me., where he settled; 
he d. in the West Indies. 

6. Mary, b. Aug. 2, 1747; d. May 28, 1832. aged 85; not m. 

7. Samuel, b. July i, 1752; d. ; believed to have lived 

and died in Boston, Mass. 

8. William, b. July i, 1752 (twin) ; d. July 9, 1752. 

Captain Nathaniel Coit m. (3) Nov. 18 (or 8), 1759, at New 
London, to Love (Richards) Rogers (widow of Lemuel Rogers, 
whom she m. Oct. 6. 1745, and who d. Dec. 9. 1754, and by whom 

she had 4 (Rogers) sons), b. . 1726-7; bap. Jan. 15, 1726-7. 

at New London ; d. , at . She was a dau. of Capt. George 

and Esther (Hough) Richards, of New London. 

Children by his 3rd marriage 5 (Coit), 4 sons and i daughter, 
not in Christophers line. 



XXO Christophers Family. [Oct 

9. John, bap. New London, Oct. (or Nov.) 16, 1760; died 
without issue. 

10. William, bap. New London, April 25, 1762; died without 
issue. 

11. Benjamin, bap. New London, July 24, 1763; died without 
issue. 

12. Russell, bap. New London, Dec. 30, 1764; d. Feb. 23, 
1849; I"- Lucretia De Wolf, who d. May 22, 183 1 ; 7 
children. 

13. Love, bap. New London, Sept. 21, 1766; d. ; m. 

William Luther. 

Authorities : 

Bond's History of Watcrtown, p. 924. 

History First Church, New London, pp. 479, 481, 488, 515-16, 518-19, 521, 
523-4, 527-31- 

Hempstead's Diary, pp. 62, 73-4, 156, 179, 237, 464, 491, 519, 550, 593, 657, 
665. 

Caulkin's History of Nezv London, pp. 477, 669-70. 

Coit Genealogy, by Chapman, pp. 39, 71-3. 

Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages, Book II, pp. 17, 20-3. 

Prentis' New London Burying Ground Inscriptions, p. 36.. 

James Rogers and His Descendants, pp. 105-7. 

Genealogical Register, Vol. Ill, p. 95. 

History of Easthampton, N. Y ., pp. 305-6. 

Winthrop of Groton and Allied Families, p. 27. 

Yale Biographies, by Dexter, 1701-1745, pp. 83-4. 

Savage's Gen. Did. of New England, Vol. II, p. 76. 

55. Sarah* Christophers (Hon. Capt. Richard,^ Hon. Richard,^ 
Hon. Christopher^), b. Dec. 6, 1719; bap. Dec. 13, 1719, at 
New London, Conn. On Nov. 26, 1736 she (being a minor) 
chose Mr. Richards as her guardian, bond given for iiooo. 

Mr. Shackmaple, bondsman; d. (she was living Aug. 15, 

1801 (see Chronicles of a Connecticut Farm, p. 158), at 

(probably at Adam's Falls, near Hillsborough, N. C.) ; m. 

(prior to July 7, 1742). at , to James Mumford, b. Feb. 7, 

1715, at ; he lived at Fisher's Island, near New London, 

and later at New London, Conn., where he was a merchant; d. 

. 1773 (will dated Aug. 6, 1773; proved Sept. 4, 1773), at 

New London, Conn. He was a son of Capt. George Mumford 
(b. July 15, 1689; d. June 22, 1756; m. Aug. 7, 1709) and his 

wife Mary Robinson (b. , 1694, about ; d. Jan. 5, 1752, aged 

57^, 6"°; she was a dau. of Rowland and Mary (Allen) Rob- 
inson), of Kingston, R. I., and Fisher's Island, and afterward 
of New London, Conn., where both he and his wife are buried 
in the Old Burying Ground, gravestones. 

Children: 7 (Mumford), 4 sons and 2 daughters and i sex 
not stated. 

All born on Fisher's Island except No. 204. 

198 i. Child' (sex not stated), b. , 1742-3; d. March 

29 (or 30), 1745-6, about, at Fisher's Island and 



1920'J Christophers Family. x\\ 

the remains were brought over and buried in New 
London, March 30, 1756. Hempstead's Diary, p. 
457 states: "March 30, 1745-6, after meeting a 
child of James Mumford of Fisher's Island was 
brought over and buried, about 3 years old; died 
very suddenly." 

+ 199 ii. Robinson,=^ b. ; d. ; m. Sarah Coit. See 

Record No. 21, second marriage of Daniel Coit. 

+ 200 iii. Lydia,^ b. ; d. ; m. Joseph^ Christophers, 

See No. 168. 

201 iv. George,^ b. , 1747, about; d. July 7, 1775, 

aged 28, at Georgetown, Va. (now D. C.) ; prob- 
ably not m. ; at least he left no issue who were 
living Aug. 15, 1801. 

202 V. Richard,-' b. April 27, 1752; d. Aug. 15, 1753, aged 

I year, 18 days, and was buried in Old Burying 
Ground, New London, on Aug. 16, 1753 (Hemp- 
stead, p. 613). 

203 vi. Caleb,^ b. , 1754; d. April 12, 1801, at Salem, 

Conn., aged 47; not known to have married; at 
least he left no issue living as late as Aug. 15, 1801 ; 
he was buried at Salem, Conn., on the Woodbridge 
Farm there. 

204 vii. Sarah," b. Feb. i, 1757, at New London, Conn.; 

d. March 7, 1800, at the Moravian Sister's Home, 
Bethlehem, Pa. ; not m. While visiting her brother 
Robinson'' Mumford, near Mocksville, N. C, she 
learned of the Moravian Colony in Salem, N. C, 
she presented herself to this Society in Sept., 1787. 
She was admitted to that order at Bethlehem, Pa., 
May 29,^1788, and on June 22 of that same year 
was received into the Moravian Church. 
The Chronicles of a Connecticut Farm, p. 96, states: "On 
March 7, 1755, John Christophers of New London, sold his house, 
shop, barn and work house to Captain George Mumford of Fisher's 
Island" — James Mumford (his son) probably lived on Fisher's 
Island until about this date and then removed to New London. All 
of James Mumford's children, except the last one. No. 204, were 
probably born on Fisher's Island. Both George" and Caleb" Mum- 
ford, Nos. 201 and 203, probably died, not married, or at least left 
no issue; because their brother Robinson" Mumford, No. 199, un- 
der date of Aug. 15, 1801 in a letter acknowledging news of the 
death of his brother Caleb" Mumford, at Salem, states that his aged 
mother was then still alive, but that he and his son George were the 
last of the line of Captain George Mumford. 

The exact date of marriage of James Mumford to Sarah* 
Christophers is not as yet determined ; but it took place prior to 
July 7, 1742, for on that date James Mumford joins with his wife 



332 Christophers Family. [Oct. 

Sarah Mumford in a deed of land to Roderick Mackowsky of New 
London (see Book 13 (1742-3) New London Records). 

James Mumford, of New London, made his will Aug. 6, 1773, 
and it was proved Sept. 4, 1773, before Gurdon Saltonstall, Judge 
of Probate; the will was witnessed by Jeremiah Miller, Roswell 
Saltonstall and Allen Christophers, and will was sworn to before 
Jeremiah Miller, Justice of the Peace. The will makes no specific 
bequests, but directs division of the residuary estate in accordance 
with the laws of the Colony. Executors were his wife Sarah, son 
Robinson, now residing in the island of Jamaica, and his son-in- 
law, Joseph Christophers, of New London. 
Authorities: 

History First Church, New London, p. 481. 

Bailey's Early Connecticut Mctrriages, Book II, pp. 24, 26. 

Hempstead's Diary, pp. 94, 312, 457, 613, 670. 

Mumford Memoirs, by James G. Mumford (1900), pp. 68-122, 135. 

Ancestral Records and Portraits (published by Grafton Press for Colonial 
Dames), pp. 187-8, Vol. I. 

56. Joseph^ Christophers (Hon. Capt. Richard,' Hon. Richard," 
Hon. Christopher'), b. Nov. 30, 1722; bap. Dec. i, 1722, at 
New London ; he resided at Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies ; 

d. , 1749, at . 

I have no record of his marriage and it is presumed that 
he died single. 

Authorities : 
History First Church, New London, p. 484. 
Hempstead's Diary, p. 127. 
Chronicles of a Connecticut Farm, chart between pp. 84-5. 

58. KL\THERiNE* Christophers (Hon. Capt. Richard,' Hon. Rich- 
ard,- Hon. Christopher'), b. ; bap. New London, Feb. 6, 

1725-6; d. , at ; m. (i) , at , to ? Davis, 

b. , at ; d. — — , at ; she m. (2) March 10, 1757 

(int. pub. Feb. 20, 1757), at New London, to James Murphy, 

b. , at ; d. , at . Hempstead's Diary, pp. 

681-683, states that on March 24, 1757, James Murphy and his 

wife set out for Middletown. She m. (3) , at , to 

John Pinevert, b. , at ; d. , at . 

This is the record of No. 58 as complete as I have been 
able to construct it. I have no record of her children (if she 
had any) by any of her three marriages. 

Authorities : 
History First Church, Nezv London, p. 487. 
Hempstead's Diary, pp. 165, 6681-3. 
Chronicles of a Connecticut Farm, chart between pp. 84-5. 

59. John* Coit (Grace' Christophers, Hon. Richard,^ Hon. 
Christopher'), b. April 7, 1720; bap. May i, 1720, at New 
London, Conn.; he hved at New London and was a mariner; 
d. March 26, 1745, at Middletown, Conn., where he was 



19^" Christophers Family. XW 

drowned "struck overboard with boom, body not found yet" 

i. e., March 28) ; m. Jan. 13, 1742, at , to Mary (Nancy) 

Pierce (dau. of Robert and Ann ( — — ) Pierce), b. , at 

Child: I (Coit) daughter. 

205 i. Grace,^ b. Aug. 27, 1744; d. ; m. June 11, 

1769, at New London, Conn., at home of Nathaniel 
Shaw, Esq., to Daniel Shaw, of New London (son 

of Nathaniel (b. 1703; d. Aug. 26, 1778, aged 

75, at New London), and Temperance (Harris) 

Shaw (b. 1709; bap. New London, June 26, 

1709; d. June 27, 1796, aged 87, dau. of Joseph 

' Harris of New London), b. ; bap. New Lon- 
don, June 27, 1742; d. , at . 

Mary (Pierce) Coit, widow of John* Coit (No. 59) m. (2) 
Jan. 22, 1756, at . to James Culver (or Colver), b. , at 

Child: I (Culver) son. Not in Christophers line. 
i. James, b. Nov. — , 1757; d. May 30, 1760, aged 2 years and 
6 months and was buried in Old Burying Ground, New Lon- 
don, gravestone. 

Authorities : 
Coit Family, pp. 29-30, 48. 

Mchitable {Coit) Chandler, her book, 1714, pamphlet, N. Y. Public 
Library. 

History First Church, New London, p. 481. 

Hempstead's Diary, pp. 98, 395. 

Prentis' Old Burying Ground Inscriptions, New London, p. 37. 

Woodbridge Record, p. 66. 

60. Richard* Coit (Grace' Christophers, Hon. Richard,^ Hon. 
Christopher^), b. July 8, 1722; bap. July 15, 1722, at New Lon- 
don, Conn. ; he renewed covenant with First Church, New 
London, Sept. 8, 1744; d. Oct. 3, 1745, aged 23 years old of 
lung fever after an illness of ^^i, days, at New London, Conn., 
and was there buried in Old Burying Ground, gravestone ; m. 
Oct. 12 (or 13), 1743; intention published Sept. 25, 1743, at 

New London, to Abigail Braddick, b. , 1712 (see age at 

and date of death), at Southold, N. Y. ; she renewed covenant 
with First Church, New London, Sept. 8, 1744; d. Feb. 25, 
1770, in the 58th year of her age, at New London and was 
there buried in Old Bvirying Ground, gravestone. Her grave- 
stone says she d. in 1770, but Miss E. C. Brewster Jones' fe- 
male Brewster notes, in the N. Y. Genealogical and Biograph- 
ical Society Library, says that she d. in 1779, which I think is 

incorrect. She was a dau. of Captain John and Mary ( ) 

Braddick, of Southold, N. Y., and a sister of Capt. John Brad- 
dick who m. (i) Lucretia^ Christophers, No. 25, and who m. 
(2) Mary' Christophers, No. 54. 



334 Christophers Family. [Oct. 

Child: I (Coit) daughter, b. at New London. 

206 i. Martha,'^ b. Oct. 9, 1744; bap. Oct. 14, 1744; d. 
March 31, 1807, at New London, in the 63rd year 
of her age and was buried in Old Burying Ground, 
gravestone. She m. Nov. 21, 1771 to John Holt, 
Jr., b. Dec. 6, 1746; bap. Dec. 7, 1746, at New 
London; d. Sept. 6, 1781, at Fort Griswold, Gro- 
ton, Conn., in the 38th year of his age and was 
buried in Old Burying Ground, New London. He 
was a son of John Holt (b. New London, Jan. 11, 
1719; d. May 15, 1786; m. Feb. 20, 1746) and his 

wife Sarah Strickland (b. , 1721 ; d. July 30, 

1776, aged 55 ) of New London, Conn. 

Children: 4 (Holt) sons, all b. in New London, 
i. Richard Coit," b. Aug. 25, 1772; d. Feb. 3, 
1793, aged 20 years, 5 mo. 

ii. John,'* b. Sept. 5, 1774; d. Aug. 21, 1777. 

iii. John," b. June 28, 1778; d. June 2, 1837, aged 

58; m. Lucretia Tinker, b. , 1792; d. 

June 25, 1845, aged 53 : 7 children. 

iv. Robert," b. Jan. 28, 1782; d. March 2, 1838, 
aged 56 ; m. ( i ) Nancy Hempstead, who d. 
March 28, 1835, aged 50, by whom he had 12 
children; he m. (2) the widow Lucy Hemp- 
stead of Groton, Conn. 

The Co\t Genealogy, p. 48, states that Abigail Braddick was the 
dau. of Captain Jonathan Braddick by his wife Mary, in which 
statement the work is in error. She was the dau. of John and 

Mary ( ) Braddick, and is mentioned in the will of the said 

John Braddick. under date of Sept. 6. 1733. Hempstead in his 
diary, p. 449, in speaking of the funeral of Richard* Coit on Oct. 
4. 1745, says: "I was at ye funeral of Richard Coit: 16 pair of 
mourners followed the corps. Mingo and Bela [slaves] and their 
wives brought up the rear." 

Abigail (Braddick) Coit, widow of Richard* Coit, m. (2) June 
7, 1767. at New London to James Chapman (as his 2nd wife, whose 
first wife was Hannah Acourt, whom he m. Nov. 16, 1760, at New 
London, by whom he had 4 sons), b. Feb. 8, 1708-9; bap. Feb. 20, 
1708-9; d. Sept. 24, 1784, aged 76. He was the son of Jeremiah 
Chapman, of New London, Conn., who d. Sept. 6, 1775, aged 88. 

Children : None. Not in Christophers line. 
Authorities : 

Prentis' Old Buryiiu/ Ground Inscriptions, Nnv London, pp. 16-17, 22. 

Cnil Family Genealogy, pp. 29-30, 48-9, 95-6. 

Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages, Book II, pp. 20, 28, 

Mchitahle Chandler Coil, her book (N. Y. Public Library). 

Connecticut Colonial Records, Vol. 1757-1762, pp. 143-4. 

History First Church, Kczv London, pp. 471, 515. 

Hempstead's Diary, pp. 449, 655, 683. 



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Chapman Genealogy, pp. 268, 273, 280-1. 
Holt Family, pp. 236, 241, 253-4. 

62. Samuel^ Coit (Grace-* Christophers, Hon. Richard,^ Hon. 
Christopher'), b. Oct. 14, 1726; bap. Oct. 16, 1726, at New 
London; he was a ship-builder and hved in New London; he 
served as a private in the Revolutionary War; d. Nov. — , 
1792, at New London, from smallpox contracted during a visit 
to New York City on his son John'' Coit's fishing vessel, and 
was buried in the Second Burying Ground there. He m.Feb. 
I (or 18), 1753, at New London, to Esther Richards, b. Feb. 
9- 1733-4; bap. Feb. 10, 1733-4, at New London; d. Aug. 14, 
1826, aged 94, at New London. She was a dau. nf David 

Richards (b. Dec. 29, 1703; d. ; m. April 3, 1733) and 

his wife Elizabeth Edgecomb, who resided in New London. 

Children: 10 (Coit), 5 sons and 5 daughters, all b. in New 
London. 

207 i. Elizabeth,'' b. Nov. 25, 1753; d. ; m. Jan. 16, 

1772, to John Fox; 2 children. 

208 ii. Samuel,'' b. Dec. 22. 1755; d. Sept. 10, 1756. 

209 iii. Rhoda,^ b. April (or Sept.) i, 1757; d. Sept. 13, 

1831 ; m. Aug. 17, 1772, to Benjamin Rogers; 11 
children. 

210 iv. Lydia,'' b. April — , 1759; d. , 1826; m. May 

4, 1780, to Joseph (or Joshua) Potter, of Rhode 
Island ; 5 children. 

211 V. Samuel,'* b. June 17, 1761 ; d. May 22, 1845; '"■ 

Nov. 28, 1782, to Sylvia Lewis; 10 children. 

212 vi. David,'* b. Dec. 29. 1764; d. May 13. 183 1 ; m. 

(supposedly) .^pril 24 (or 28), 1797, to Betsey 
Calkins ; 6 children. 

213 vii. John,'* b. March 12, 1767; d. April 23, 1853; m. 

(i) Dec. 3, 1789, to Lucy Smith; 10 children; m. 
(2) Sept. 10, 1809, to Anne E. Collins; 2 chil- 
dren; m. (3) Nov. 25, 1841, to Lucy Ann Packer; 
I child. 

214 viii. Grace,'' b. June 26, 1770; d. C>ct. 10, 1798; m. 

Walter Grade; i child. 

215 ix. Lucretia,'* b. Jan. 26, 1773; d. ; m. (i) Oct. 

8. 1796, to Henry (or Humphrey) Young; 4 chil- 
dren; m. (2) Sept. — , 1813, to John Carroll; no 
children. 

216 X. Richard."* b. Jan. 31, 1776; d. ; m. Martha 

Burwell ; no children. 

The Coit Genealogy, p. 49. states that Samuel* Coit, No. 62. m. 
Elizabeth Ely on Feb. 18. 1753, and states that she was a dau. of 
David and Elizabeth (Richards) Ely, of New London. This state- 
ment is at variance with Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages, 
Book n, p. 22, and with the Richards Genealogy, p. 95, also with 



336 Christophers Family. [Oct. 

Miss E. C. Brewster Jones Notes, Book No. 3, Section "A," and 
also with History of First Church, New London, p. 496. 
Authorities : 

Coit Genealogy, pp. 29-30, 49. 

Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages, Book II, pp. 16, 22, 29, 31. 

History First Church, New London, pp. 488, 496. 

Richards Genealogy (Genealogical Register), Vol. Ill, pp. 94-5. 

James Rogers and His Descendants, pp. 199, 232-3. 

Brewster Notes, by E. C. Brewster Jones (N. Y. Genealogical & Biograph- 
ical Society), Book No. 3, Section A. 

63. Joseph* Coit (Grace'' Christophers, Hon. Richard,^ Hon. 
Christopher^), b. Oct. 3, 1728; bap. Oct. 6, 1728, at New Lon- 
don; d. Oct. 23, 1756. aged 28, at New London, and was 

buried there Sunday, Oct. 24, 1756; m. , at , to Sarah 

Mosier (of Montville, Conn.), b. , at ; d. , at 

. Her parentage has not as yet been determined by me. 

Children: 3 (Coit), 2 sons and i daughter, all b. at New Lon- 
don. 

217 i. Richard," b. — 1746 about; d. ; he is said 

to have gone West. 

218 ii. Joseph,'' b. 1748; d. ; he became a part- 

ner in Norwich town in 1780 with Uriah Tracy in 
a mercantile firm which continued in business 
about 5 years; he never married. 

219 iii. Sarah, ^ b. ; d. . 

On Feb. 4, 1760, the widow Sarah (Mosier) Coit gives receipt 
in discharge of John Coit, who had been guardian to Sarah° Coit 
(No. 219), then a minor under 12 years of age. Thomas Minor 
being a guardian of Richard^ and Joseph" Coit (Nos. 217, 218) 
who were then minors under' 16 years of age. 

Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages, Book H, p. 15, gives the 
marriage in New London on May 28, 1730, of Hugh Mosier, of 
Long Island, and Sarah Jones. These may have been the parents 
of Sarah Mosier who married No. 63. 

Authorities : 
Coit Genealogy, p. 50. 
Hempstead's Diary, p. 676. 
History First Church, New London, p. 490. 

65. Daniel* Deshon (Ruth' Christophers, Hon. Richard,^ Hon. 
Christopher^), b. Nov. 10, 1725; bap. Nov. 21, 1725, at New 
London. I have been able to gather no further information 
relative to this individual. 

Authorities : 
History of First Church, New London, p. 487. 
Hempstead's Diary, p. 163. 

Brewster Notes, by Emma C. Brewster Jones (N. Y. Gen. & Biog. 
Society), Book No. 3 A. 

66. John* Deshon (Ruth' Christophers, Hon. Richard,^ Hon. 
Christopher^), b. Dec. 27, 1727; bap. Dec. 31, 1727, at New 



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London; d. June 29, 1794, aged 66, at New London; m. Aug. 
25. 1751. at New London; intention of marriage published 

there Aug. 18, 1751, to Sarah Starr, b. , 1730- 1, at New 

London, and was bap. there Jan. 24, 1730-1 ; d. June 11, 1794, 
aged 64, at New London, Conn. She was a dau. of Benjamin 

Starr (b. , 1679, about; d. Aug. 23, 1753, in 74th year, at 

New London, and was buried there in Old Burying Ground, 

gravestone) and his wife Lydia ? (b. , 1687, about; 

d. May 17, 1747, aged 60 odd, at New London, and was there 
buried in Old Burying Ground, May 18, 1747, gravestone), of 
New London, Conn. 

Child: I (Deshon) daughter. 

i. Sarah,^ b. April 27, 1752; d. ; m. Sept. 20, 

1770, at Norwich, Conn., by Matthew Graves, 
Missionary, to Samuel Wheat, of Norwich, Conn., 
b. ; d. . 

Children: 5 (Wheat) sons, all b. at Norwich, Conn. 

i. lohn Deshon," b. Nov. 14, 1771 ; d. Dec. 6, 

'1771. 
ii. John Deshon, 2nd,'' b. Sept. 18, 1773. 
iii. Henry," b. March 3, 1778. 
iv. Charles," b. Sept. 23, 1780. 
V. George," b. Dec. 30, 1782. 
Authorities : 
Hnnpstcad's Diary, pp. 481, 573, 613. 
History of First Church, Neu' London, pp. 489, 492. 
Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages, Book II, p. 22. 
Norwich. Conn., published Vital Records, Vol. I, pp. S13-14. 
Prentis' Old Burying Ground Inscriptions at New London, p. 31. 
Brewster Notes, by Emma C. Brewster Jones (N. Y. Gen. & Biog. 
Society), Book 3, Part A. 

68. Henry* Deshon (Ruth^ Qiristophers, Hon. Richard,^ Hon. 
Christopher^), b. Dec. 28, 1729; bap. Jan. 24, 1729-30, at New 
London ; he lived at New London, and for many years was 
blind and an invalid ; he d. there April 26, 1818 (according to 
E. C. Brewster Jones Brewster Notes), or May 18, 1818 (ac- 
cording to Rogers Genealogy), and May 19, 1818, aged 90 (ac- 
cording to Miss Caulkins MSS. notes) ; m. , at New Lon- 
don, Conn., to Bathsheba Rogers, b. May 14, 1734, at New 

London; d. June (or July) 23, 1803, at . She was a dau. 

of James Rogers (b. Dec. 7, 1701 ; d. March 29, 1754; m. Dec. 
8, 1726) and his wife Grace Harris (b. Feb. 3, 1707; d. March 
23, 1787), of New London, Conn. 

Children: 10 (Deshon), 4 sons and 6 daughters, all b. at New 
London. 

221 i. Daniel,^ b. Aug. 9, 1754; d. Oct. 3, 1826; he lived 
at New London in 1777; he commanded, as Cap- 



338 Christophers Family. [Oct. 

tain, a "letter of marque" brig the Old Defence 
and was also on the committee for defence against 
invasion; he m. (i) Dec. 9, 1784, at , to Mary- 
Ann Packwood, b. — — , 1764 (see age at and date 
of death), at New London, Conn. ; d. Sept. 13, 1798, 
aged 34. Her parentage is as yet not determined 
by me ; but in the Old Burying Ground, New Lon- 
don, Conn., there are two stones thus inscribed: 
(See Prentis, p. 28) "In Memory of Mrs. Abi- 
gail Packwood, relict of Capt. William Packwood 
who died September 2, 1808, in the 69th year of 
her age" — and "In Memory of Capt. William Pack- 
wood, who suddenly departed this life August 
10, 1788, aged 52." These two stones may be the 
graves of the parents of Mary Ann Packwood, but 
I have no direct evidence that such is the case. 

Qiildren: 6 (Deshon), 4 sons and 2 daughters, all 
b. at New London. 

i. William,^ b. ; d. , at sea; not m. 

ii. Henry." b. ; d. Sept. 19, 1867, at Ox- 
ford, N. Y. ; m. Fanny Covel, of Preston, 
Conn. ; 8 children. 

iii. Daniel." b. , 1786; d. Jan. 29, 1868, at 

New London; m. (i) May 25, 1820, to 
Augusta Dudley Coit (dau. of Dr. Thomas 
and Mary Wanton (Saltonstall) Coit, of New 
London), b. March 31, 1797; d. Jan. (or 
May) 17, 1822, aged 25, at New London, by 
whom he had 2 children. He m. (2) July ii, 

1826, at , to Fannie Thurston (dau. of 

General George Thurston, of Hopkinton, 
R. I., and his second wife Mrs. Sarah Rath- 
bun), b. March 2y, 1798; d. Nov. 23, 1833, by 
whom he had one son Daniel^ Deshon, who 
died without issue in New London in 1875. 

iv. Mary Ann," b. I793; d. Sept. 2, 1798, 

aged 5 years. 

v. James," b. i795; d. May 26, 1821, aged 

26, at New London, 
vi. Mary," b. Sept. 13, 1798; d. Sept. 13, 1798. 

DanieK' Deshon (No. 221) m. (2) — — , at , to Fannie 

(Packwood) Rogers (his first wife's sister and widow of Harris 
Rogers, who was b. Feb. 12, 1755; d. May — . 1785, by whom she 

had 3 (Rogers) sons; not in Christophers line), b. , 1761, 

about, at ; d. Oct. 2 (or 3). 1798 (or 1799), aged 37, at New 

London. 

Children: (Deshon). none that are known of. 



19-0'] Christophers Family. Jjg 

Daniel'' Deshon (No. 221) m. (3) , 1799, at , to Sarah 

( Pack wood ), Robertson (sister of his first and second wives and 
widow of Patrick Robertson), b. , at ; d. , 1843, ^t 

Children: 4 (Deshon), i son and 3 daughters: 

V. Mary Ann," b. , 1800; d. , 1833; m. 

, 1821, to John Brandegee, b. , 1787; 

d. , 1859; 4 children. 

vi. Francis Bureau," b. March 17, 1802; he en- 
tered Yale College at opening of the Sopho- 
more year and graduated in 1820; he studied 
law and settled at Mobile, Ala., where he d. 
July 18, 1825, aged 23 years. He is supposed 
not to have married. 

vii. Abbie Emily,*^ b. 1804; d. March 3, 181 1, 

aged 7 years. 

viii. Harriet Elizabeth,* b. , 1805; d. Nov. 8, 

1832, aged 27; m. Benjamin Babcock Thurs- 
ton, of New London, as his first wife and by 
him had 2 children. He m. (2) Frances 
Elizabeth Deshon (dau. of John and Frances 
(Robertson) Deshon. .see No. 230), by whom 
he had 3 children. 
222 ii. Grace^ (twin), b. Aug. 9, 1754; d. Oct. 3, 1835, at 
New London; m. May 26, 1776, at New London, 
to Capt. James Lampheer (see Nos. 20 and 59 of 

the descendants of Jefi'ery' Christophers), b. , 

1747; d. March 6, 1820; he was sailing master of 
the U. S. Frigate Congress; he commanded a pri- 
vateer and took valuable prizes in the Revolution- 
ary War. His home in New London was burnt by 
Arnold in 1781. He was attached to the U. S. Ship 
Trumbull, which was captured oflf the Delaware 
Capes by the British Ships of War Iris and General 
Monk. He was a son of James Lampheer, Jr., of 
New London by his wife Sarah'' Mayhew (See 
No. 20, descendants of Jeflfery^ Christophers). 

Children: 9 (Lampheer), 5 sons and 4 daughters, 

all b. in New London. 

i. Mary," b. April 8. 1777; d. Aug. 9, 1865, at 
New London; m. Dec. 22. 1798, at New Lon- 
don, to Barachiah Paine (son of Thomas and 
Alice (Gross) Paine, of Wellfleet, Mass.). 
They lived in New London and Norwich, 
Conn. ; 5 children. 

ii. Sarah," b. April 19, 1779; d. ; m. March 

12, 1798, at New London, to Joseph B. Man- 
ning. 



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iii. Lucretia," b. Oct. 4, 1781 ; d. ; m. May 

22, 1800, at New London, to Nathaniel Sal- 
tonstall. 
iv. Grace," b. June 19, 1784; d. July 29, 1866; m. 
May 4, 1806, at New London, to Daniel 
Booth Hempstead ; 5 children. 
V. James," b. Sept. 4, 1788; d. Nov. 26, 1831, at 
New London ; m. June 5, 1814, at New Lon- 
don, to Caroline Mason ; 8 children, 
vi. Henry," b. Jan. 22, 1791 ; d. Oct. 10, 1796. 

vii. Elizabeth." b. Feb. 16, 1793; d. ; m. 

Thaddeus Brooks ; their descendants moved 
far West, 
viii. John Mayhew," b. Sept. 9, 1796; d. Aug. 13, 
1818, at sea ; not m. 
ix. Grace," b. April 30, 1799; d. March 23, 1800. 
223 iii. Ruth,'* b. May 26, 1756; d. May 19, 1824, at Guil- 
ford, Conn., and was buried there in Alderbrook 
Cemetery in Burgis Plot, gravestone; m. (i) May 

II, 1776, at , to David Harris, b. June 6, 1753, 

at ; d. , at . He was a son of Wil- 
liam Harris (b. Oct. 17, 1716; d. ; m. July 

15, 1739) and his wife Bridget Turner (b. ; 

d. , dau. of Jonathan Turner). 

Children: (Harris) none that are known of. 

Ruth* (Deshon) Harris, widow of David Har- 
ris, m. (2) March 3, 1789, at New London, to 

Nicholas Lazelle ( Loysel or Loiselles), b. , at 

; d. (will dated Oct. 23, 1806, no date of 

probate), at — — . His parentage is as yet not de- 
termined by me. He was a loyal Frenchman, an 
adherent of the Crown when Louis XVI was be- 
headed on Jan. 21, 1793; when Lazelle heard the 
■ news he painted his house black, and as late as 1912 

a part of this house (which was still standing) re- 
tained evidence of this black paint. Nicholas Laz- 
elle made his will Oct. 23, 1806, and in it he men- 
tions his wife Ruth, also mentions Sarah Burgis, 
Jr., Ruth Burgis and George Thomas Burgis, chil- 
dren of Thomas and Sarah° (Deshon) Burgis, of 
Guilford, Conn., his wife Ruth Lazelle was made 
Executrix. 

Children : (Lazelle) none that are known of and 
none are mentioned in the will of either Ruth'* 
(Deshon) Harris-Lazelle, nor in that of her hus- 
band, Nicholas Lazelle. 

After the massacre in St. Domingo, several 
families from there settled in Guilford, Conn. 



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341 



Among them was Nicholas Lazelle ; he was late of 
the Island of Guadaloupe, West Indies, as stated 
in his will. Ruth (Deshon) Harris-Lazelle made 
her will May 4, 1824, and it was probated May 24, 
1824. In it she mentions Noah Fowler, Jr., of 
Guilford and his wife Ruth; her sister Sarah'' 
(Deshon) Burgis, wife of Thomas Burgis fSee 
No. 228). 

224 iv. Lucretia,'' b. June 10, 1761 ; d. Sept. 17, 1846, at 
Norwich, Conn.; m. Feb. 19, 1783, at Norwich, 
Conn., to Simeon Thomas, of Norwich, b. Dec. 13, 
1753, at Norwich ; d. July 2, 1834, at Norwich. He 

was a son of Ebenezer Thomas (b. ; d. Oct. 

16, 1774; m. Sept. 5, 1748) and his wife Deborah 

Hyde (b. ; d. Oct. 5, 1803), of Norwich, 

Conn. 

Children: 6 (Thomas), i son and 5 daughters, all 
b. at Norwich. 

i. Frances," b. April 22, 1784; d. , at Col- 
chester, Conn.; m. Elisha Leffingwell (see No. 
391), Jan. 10, 1808, at Norwich, Conn.; 9 
children. 

ii. Lucretia," b. Oct. 17, 1785; d. , at Col- 
chester, Conn. ; not m. 

iii. Elizabeth," b. April 26, 1788; d. at Hart- 
ford, Conn. ; not m. 

iv. Edward," b. April 3, 1793 ; d. , at Augusta, 

Ga. ; m. Sarah J. Hutchinson ; 8 children. 

V. Mary Ann," b. March i (or 18), 1797; d. 
March i, 1883, at Wilton, Conn.; m. Oct. 4, 
1821, to James Nevins Hyde. 

vi. Harriet Deshon," b. Aug. 19, 1800; d. , 

at Norwich, Conn. ; not m. 

The Descendants of James Rogers of New 
London, p. 133, states that Lucretia'^ (Deshon) 
Thomas m. (2) Nicholas Loyal, but gives no fur- 
ther particulars relative to this marriage. This 
same authority states that her first husband was 
Simeon Harris, of Norwich, Conn. This latter 
statement is we know, incorrect, as her first hus- 
band was Simeon Thomas (not Harris). I am in- 
clined to the belief that the statement as to her sec- 
ond husband is also an error, as I think the author 
of James Rogers and his Descendants, got Ruth^ 
Deshon (No. 223) and her sister Lucretia"' Deshon 
(No. 224) confused, as regards their marriages. 
We know (see record No. 223) that Ruth= Deshon 
m. (i) David Harris and m. (2) Nicholas Lazelle 



342 Christophers Family. [Oct. 

and we know that Lucretia^ Deshon (No. 224) m. 
Simeon Harris. The Nicholas Loyal mentioned as 
the second husband of No. 224, is we think, a con- 
fusion of names with that of Nicholas Lazelle who 
m. No. 223. 

Nicholas Lazelle the second husband of Ruth 
(Deshon) Harris, made his will dated Oct. 23, 
1806, but we have no record of its date of probate 
(see Guilford, Conn., probate records Vol. 17, p. 
76). He may possibly have long outlived his wife 
and may possibly be the Nicholas Loyal said to 
have been the second husband of Lucretia° 
(Deshon) Thomas, but we do not think that such 
was the case. The will of Mrs. Ruth Lazelle (No. 
223) was dated May 4. 1824, and proved May 24, 
1824, and in it she makes no mention of her hus- 
band, Nicholas Lazelle, which she undoubtedly 
would have done if he had been living at that date. 
Simeon Thomas did not die until July 2, 1834, and 
if Lucretia'* (Deshon) Thomas (No. 224) married 
a second time it must have been after July 2, 1834; 
and if to Nicholas Loyal (meaning undoubtedly 
Nicholas Lazelle) it was to a man who made his will 
in 1806 and who was not mentioned in the will of 
his wife (or rather most likely his widow) which 
was dated May 4, 1824, so I conclude that Lucretia'^ 
(Deshon) Thomas did not marry a second time. 

225 V. Lydia,^ b. ; d. ; m. Sept. 10, 1789, at New 

London, to James Cizane (or Cezanne), b. , at 

, France ; he came to Guilford, Conn., from 

the Island of Guadaloupe ; he was a merchant ; d. 
June 21, 1812, drowned at sea. His parentage is 
as yet not determined. The New London Vital 
Records state : "James Cezane a native of Mar- 
seilles in France married Lydia Deshon." James 
Cezanne, Nicholas Loysell and Thomas Burgis were 
respectively the 5th, 6th and 22nd signers of the 
membership roll of Christ Church (Episcopal) in 
Guilford, Conn., on Jan. i, 1804. Dr. Alvan Tal- 
cott's manuscript record of Guilford, Conn. Fami- 
lies (pages not numbered) states: "James Cezanne 
of Guadaloupe, etc., drowned at sea, June 21, 
1812." 

Children: 3 (Cezanne), 2 sons and i daughter, first 
b. New London, others in Guilford, Conn. 

i. Lydia," b. May 21, 1791 ; d. . Life and 

Letters of Fits Greene Halleck, p. 65, states : 
"About 1808 one of Halleck's favorites was 



IQ20.] Christophers Family. 343 

a young girl Lydia Cezanne the daughter of a 
French merchant then residing in Guilford, 
Conn." Under date of February 2, 1813, 
Halleck writes : "Please present my compli- 
ments to Lydia Cezanne, if she still is in Guil- 
ford" and : "I am sorry that Lydia is so much 
occupied as to prevent her scribbling me a 
line or two." 

ii. James," b. May 15, 1794. 

iii. Henry Deshon.' b. April 12, 1796. 

226 vi. Henry,^ b. , 1767; d. Feb. 10, 1800, aged 32, 

of consumption at sea ; no record of his marriage. 

227 vii. James, ^ b. , 1770; d. Dec. 11, 1796, aged 26, 

at Cape St. Nicholas ; no record of his marriage. 

228 viii. Sarah.^ b. Feb. 27, 1772; d. Jan. 25, 1852, aged 80, 

at Guilford, Conn., and was buried there in Alder- 
brook Cemetery, gravestone. She is the Sarah Bur- 
gis mentioned in the will of Ruth"^ (Deshon) La- 
zelle (see record No. 223) ; m. Feb. 14, 1793, at 
Guilford, Conn., by Mr. John Elliot, to Thomas 
Burgis, b. Oct. 6, 1770, at Guilford ; d. May 25, 
1861. at Guilford. He was a son of Thomas Bur- 
gis (b. Feb. 24, 1738; d. Jan. 14, 1799; m. Aug. 9, 
1769) and his wife Olive Dudley (b. June 3, 1746; 
d. Aug. 13, 1813), of Guilford, Conn. 

Children: 7 (Burgis), 2 sons and 5 daughters, all 
b. at Guilford. 

i. Ruth,*' b. Nov. 17, 1794; d. July 11, 1878; m. 

May 25, 1819, to Noah Fowler; no children, 
ii. Sarah," b. Dec. 2, 1796; d. Jan. 12, 1881 ; m. 

Oct. 14, 1818, to Samuel Landon Hubbard, of 

Elmira, N. Y. ; no children. 

iii. Harriet," b. Jan. 11. 1800; d. ; not m. 

iv. George Thomas," b. Feb. 6, 1803; d. Nov. 17, 

1816, "idiattic." 
V. Lydia Maria," b. July 3, 1807; d. June 16, 

1808, aged II mo., 13 days, and was buried in 

Alderbrook Cemetery, Guilford, Conn, 
vi. Eliab Thomas," b. April 10, 1809; d. Sept. 19, 

1894, at Glenburn, Me. ; m. Dec. 24, 1836, at 

Glenburn, Me., to Ruhamah Gould, 
vii. Mary Ann Thomas." b. Feb. (or Jan.) 11, 

1814; d. Sept. II, 1848, at New Haven, Conn.; 

m. Feb. 10, 1841, in Christ Church, Guilford, 

Conn., to John B. Kirby, of New Haven, 

Conn. 

Record of Births, Marriages and Deaths, 

Guilford, Conn., Vol. U, p. 226, gives: 



344 Christophers Family. [Oct. 

"Thomas Burgis of Guilford, Conn., and 
Sarah Deshon of New London were joined 
in marriage by Mr. John Elliott, Minister, 
February 14, 1793." 

Alderbrook Cemetery Inscriptions, Guil- 
ford, Conn., gives the following: "Noah 
Fowler died June 10, 1850, aged 55 years," — 
"Ruth (Burgis) Fowler, died July II, 
1878, aged 84," — Thomas Burgis died May 
25, 1861, aged 90 years, 8 months," — Sarah 
(Deshon) Burgis, wife of Thomas Burgis, 
died Jan. 25, 1852, aged 80," — "Lydia Maria, 
daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Deshon) 
Burgis died June 16, 1808, aged 11 months, 13 
days." 

Dr. Talcott's manuscript record of Guil- 
ford Families is the authority for the date of 
marriage of Ruth" Burgis and Noah Fowler, 
and for the marriage and death of Sarah* 
(Burgis) Hubbard. 

229 ix. Mary' (Polly), b. ; d. ; m. May 20, 1794, 

at New London, to Jonathan Brooks, of New Lon- 
don. 

230 X. John,'^ b. Jan. 9, 1777; d. Aug. 22, 1865, at New 

London; m. Oct. 9, 1809, at , to Frances Rob- 
ertson (daughter of Sarah (Packwood) Robertson, 
by her first husband Patrick Robertson and whose 
second husband was DanieP Deshon (No. 221), 
she being his third wife), b. Sept. 8, 1791, at — — ; 
d. July 6. 1857, at New London. 

Children: 8 (Deshon), 5 sons and 3 daughters, all 

b. in New London. 

i. Frances Elizabeth,^ b. Aug. 4, 1810; d. May 11, 
1865, at New London; m. March 12, 1834 (or 
1835), to Benjamin Babcock Thurston, as his 
second wife (whose first wife was Harriet 
Elizabeth" Deshon, dau. of DanieP Deshon, 
No. 221, by his 3rd wife Sarah (Packwood) 
Robertson), b. June 29, 1804, at Hopkinton, 
R. L; d. May 17, 1886, at New London. He 
was a son of Jeremiah and Sarah (Babcock) 
Thurston, of Hopkinton, R. L 

Children: 3 (Thurston), i son and 2 daugh- 
ters. 

i. Harriet Elizabeth,' b. Sept. 20, 1836; d. 

; m. July 17, 1877, to Lieut. James 

Monroe Ingalls, U. S. Army, by whom 

she had: 

( To be continued^ 



I 



1920.] Archibald Robertson's Portrait of Washington. 345 



ARCHIBALD ROBERTSON'S PORTRAIT OF 
WASHINGTON. 



Contributed by Tarrant Putnam, 

No. I West 72nd Street, New York City. 



In the Genealogical and Biographical Record for April, 1920, 
there appears an interesting and valuable article on Archibald Rob- 
ertson, the miniaturist. Several errors have crept therein and, that 
they may not be perpetuated, I beg space to make some corrections 
and additions thereto. That I am qualified to speak with authority 
rests upon the fact that I am a great-grandson of the artist, and 
the owner of the Washington portrait which claims so considerable 
a space and consideration at the hands of the writer, Mrs. Goddard, 
my aunt. 

(i) The exact date of Archibald Robertson's birth was May 
8, 1765. 

(2) The portrait of Washington by Archibald Robertson was 
painted from life in 1798, and remained in the artist's possession in 
his residence, 79 Liberty Street, New York City, until his death, 
December 6, 1835. It then passed to his wife, who took up her resi- 
dence in Amity Street, where it remained until she removed to the 
home of her son. Judge Anthony L. Robertson, in Thirty-second 
Street, West of Sixth Avenue, where it remained until her death, 
April 5, 1863. Judge Robertson then became its owner and it ac- 
companied him to his new residence in Twenty-second Street, just 
West of Sixth Avenue, where the portrait remained until his death, 
December 18, 1868. L^pon the division of his personal effects by lot 
among his kindred, Mrs. Craft (formerly Mrs. R. N. Timson), his 
sister, and the vouiigcst daughter of the artist, drew the Washing- 
ton portrait and removed it to her residence, 54 East Thirty-fourth 
Street, where it remained until her death, December 30. 1892. Mrs. 
Craft made her will May 18, 1885, wherein she gave the Washing- 
ton portrait to the New York Historical Society, which gift, how- 
ever, by a codicil dated January 25, 1889, was revoked, and the por- 
trait was given to me, her grand-nephew. Both instruments were 
drawn by lawyers unknown to me, and the portrait remained in Mrs. 
Craft's house until her will was probated and the title to it was 
legally vested in me. 

One thing it is necessary to emphasize. The Washington por- 
trait was only slightly injured in unimportant parts, mainly the 
right shoulder, and was perfectly restored; and the misfortune which 
overtook it certainly did not hasten Mrs, Craft's death, for she did 
not die until two or three years afterwards of pneumonia. Mrs. 
Goddard's youthful admiration of this portrait must have arisen 
when it was in the possession of her grandmother and not her aunt, 
for Mrs. Craft only became its owner in 1868. And also needing 



346 The Tibbitts or Tibbetts Family. [Oct. 

correction is the statement that Mrs. Goddard was the youngest 
daughter of the youngest daughter of Archibald Robertson, for as 
a matter of fact, Mrs. Craft was the youngest daughter and Mrs. 
Goddard's mother, Mrs. Winslow, was an elder sister. 

Sooner or later, this Washington portrait will become a highly 
valued public heritage, and the object of this contribution is not to 
minimize the valuable contribution of Mrs. Goddard, but to correct 
and perfect the details concerning the ownerships of the painting 
and to remove the impression that this likeness has come down to us 
in a much damaged and restored state. As it now appears, it is in 
an excellent state of preservation and the slight injury it received 
cannot be noticed. The colors are as bright today as when first 
painted, and it is accepted as an excellent likeness of Washington 
just as he looked in private life a year before his death, and my 
great-grandfather, the artist, has written that Washington had dis- 
carded his dentures at the time of the sitting. 



THE TIBBITTS OR TIBBETTS FAMILY. 

Descendants of George Tippett of Yonkers, N. Y. 



Contributed by William Solyman Coons 



(Contiaued from Vol. LI, p. 276, of the Record.) 

26 ii. James,* b. Oct. 31, 1822; d. Oct. 5 (family record) 

or 6 (tombstone record), 1823; buried in the old 
Scotch Cemetery, near West Charlton, N. Y. 

27 iii. William C ,*■ b. Dec. 17, 1824; m. Harriet Cramer, 

of Waterford; d. without issue, M|ay 5. 1852. Resi- 
dence, Mechanicville. N. Y. His young widow after- 
ward m. Judge Porter. 

4-28 iv. Charles,' b. Feb. 18, 1828 ; d. ? at Buffalo, N. Y. ; 

m. ? Residence, Buffalo, N. Y. Three chil- 
dren. 

29 v. Washington I ? b. Jan. 20, 1835 ; d. single, Aug. 

31, 1853. only a few weeks after his graduation from 
Columbia University, N. Y. City, which took place 
July 27, 1853. Residence, Mechanicville, N. Y. 

7. James B ' Tibbitts and his first wife, whose maiden name 

and parentage are unknown. She was the mother of all of his 

children. James B ' was over six feet tall and hence his 

nick-name of "Long Jim." Unfortunately, no living descen- 
dant can recall the name of his first wife, and hence in the ab- 
sence of any known record we are obliged to omit it. It is 
known that she became in.^^ane and. wandering away from home, 
never returned again, having perished in some unknown place 



1920.] The Tibbitts or Tibbetts Family. 347 

and by some unknown cause. James B ' worked his farm 

in summer and taught school in winter. For many seasons he 
taught in the district on the Middle Line road near the old Gor- 
don farm. Some 5 or 6 years ago, one of his former pupils re- 
lated in a Schenectady newspaper many interesting stories in- 
cidental to his work as a teacher. As the school was large and 
the pupils unruly, he averaged several whippings each day. 
Many of the girls wore bustles in those days, and when one of 
the boys found one that some girl had lost, he tied it under his 
coat-tail and marched into the school-room. The teacher 
promptly demanded its surrender and threw it into the stove. 
The next day this boy appeared with another bustle which he 
had heavily charged with powder. When "Long Jim" threw 
this bustle into the large box stove, the stove and contents were 
scattered about the room and the school had to adjourn for 
that day. At another time, Alonzo Comstock, who afterwards 
married a daughter of the teacher's cousin, John' Tibbetts, Jr., 
had been whittling industriously until hq had a large pile of 
shavings all about him under his desk. As he stood up to 
recite, William Ellsworth dropped a lighted match into the 
shavings through a knot-hole, and the school took a recess while 
the fire was being put out and young Ellsworth was properly 
attended to. Such strenuotis experiences in winter and equally 
hard work on his farm in summer, may have hastened his com- 
paratively early death at 57 years of age. He is buried in the 
old Brigg's Cemetery, not far from Ballston Center, beside his 
second wife, Melinda Vibbard. who d. April 23, 1884, aged 70 
years. His children were as follows : 

-I-30 i. Daniel,* b. during 1834-5; "d. June 9, 1881, aged 46 
years." He m. Rachel Robinson, Sept. 6, i860, and 
located at Troy, N. Y. At his death, he was buried 
in the Briggs Cemetery, beside his father. Six chil- 
dren. 

4-31 ii. William,' b. , about 1836; m. Elizabeth Haupt 

before 1871 ; "died March 11, 1908, aged 71 years." 
Residence, Newville, N. Y. Three children. 
32 iii. Jane Ann,' b. April 23. 1839; d. at Tacoma, Wash., 
Jan. 5, 1913, where she had been living for some time ; 
she never m. Residence, Ballston Spa., N. Y., and 
Tacoma. Wash. 

-1-33 iv. Sarah A.,' b. ; m. Henry Phillips, a grocer at 

Ballston Spa, N. Y. ; d. Dec. 24, IQ16. Residence, 
Ballston Spa., N. Y., and Mechanicville, N. Y. 

13. Daniel' Tibbetts and his wife Laura Pickett. DanieF Tib- 
betts lived about 3 miles northwest of Ballston Center, N. Y., 
on the farm now occupied by M^illiam A. Miller. He lies buried 
in the old Hop City Cemetery beside his two daughters who 
died in young womanhood. His wife, who was born Jan. 20, 
1802, died Oct. 20, 1866. Tliey had 3 children, viz.: 



348 The Tibbitts or Tibbetts Family. [Oct. 

34. i. Sarah Jane,' b. Oct. 9, 1824; d. unm. Aug. 9, 1846. 

Residence, Ballston Center, N. Y. 

35. ii. Caroline,^ b. April 23, 1829; m. Titus Miller, and 

d. Oct. 30, 1853. She lived on a farm near her 
father's home. No children. 
+36. iii. Charles,* b. Nov. 8, 1835 ; m. Margaret A. 
Springer, Nov. 1, 1854; d. Jan. 12, 1897. He 
lived on his father's old homestead at Ballston 
Center. Four children. 

14. Elizabeth^ Tippett and her husband George B. Patchen. 
EHzabeth' or Betsey Tippett, was the eldest daughter in the 
family and the first child to marry. She was a lifelong resi- 
dent of Ballston, and, although there is no tombstone to her 
memory, she was undoubtedly buried beside her husband in the 
Briggs Cemetery, close by their home at Vibbard's Corners. 
Her husband was b. May 16, 1798; d. Oct. 21, 1874. They had 
7 children, viz. : 

37. i. Henrietta,' b. July 17, 1819; m. George Newson, 

Nov. 7, 1835 ; d. without issue Sept. 17, 1897. 

Residence, Clyde, N. Y. 
-I-38. ii. Eliza,' b. Aug. 28, 1821 ; m. George Spanton; d. 

Jan. 12, 1901. Residence, Geneva, N. Y. Two 

children. 
+39. iii- Harry G ,' b. Jan. 6, 1825; m. Cornelia Moon, 

Oct. 6, 1847 ; d. June 22, 1893. Residence, Red 

Creek and Jordan, N. Y. His wife d. Jan. 5, 1903. 

Five children. 
-I-40. iv. Wm. G. Ver Planck,* b. Feb. 29, 1828; m. (i) Sarah 

A. Carey; m. (2) Sarah J. Monroe; d. Sept. 3, 1904. 

Residence, Ballston Spa and Brooklyn, N. Y. 

41. v. George W ,' b. Oct. 27, 1831 ; d. Nov. i, 1856. 

He lived near Vibbard's Corners in the town of 
Ballston and probably never m. 

42. vi. Mary E ,' b. Dec. 11, 1834; Hved at Martville 

and Syracuse, N. Y. ; d. not m. at Syracuse, May 
24, 1909. 

+43. vii. Nelson A .' b. Feb. 5, T838; m. Marianne Ball 

of Ballston; d. Aug. 27. 1871. Residence, Averill 
Park, N. Y. His wife d. March 13, 1917. Four 
children. 

15. Permila' Tippett and her husband Peter Van Woert. Per- 
mila,' whose name was pronounced as though spelled Permela, 
with the accent on the second syllable, located on a farm near 
Candor, Tioga Co., N. Y. After her husband's death she spent 
her last years in the home of her sister, Jane Manning, at South 
Danby, N. Y. She died a few days after her 88th birthday in 
Feb., but the exact year is not positively known. There is a 
little difficulty in determining the exact dates of birth and age 



1920.] The Tibbitts or Tibbetts Family. 349 

of Permila^ and her sister Elizabeth.' According to the Pat- 
chen record, Elizabeth" Tippett was born Oct. 4, 1799, while 
definite and jxjsitive recollections of a surviving daughter of 
Mrs. Jane' (Tippett) Manning, at whose home Permila' died, 
would establish Permila's' birth in Feb., 1800, and her death 
in 1888. It is evident that both statements cannot be correct, 
and that either Elizabeth' was born a year earlier or Permila' 
a year later than the above stated years. We have favored the 
latter alternative because the date given for Elizabeth's' birth 
has been on record in the Patchen family for many years, 
while the date claimed for Permila's birth is a matter of mem- 
ory only, though strongly and positively asserted. It must 
be admitted, however, that the Patchen record itself might 
be the result of a faulty memory, in which case we would 
have Oct., 1798, for Elizabeth's' birth, and Feb., 1800, for 
Permila's' birth. This arrangement would be also a little 
more natural and likely as the birth of James' would not then 
follow so unusually close to that of Permila,' and there would 
be nearly 2 years between them instead of only a little more 
than II months. 

Permila' married before leaving Ballston and apparently 
was still living there in Aug., 1829, when she is mentioned in 
local records. As far as we know, she had only 2 (Van Woert) 
children, viz. : 

44. i. Henry ,^ b. in 1823 ; he is known to have 

married and to have had at least one child and 
possibly others. About 50 years ago, and prob- 
ably during 1867-70. he removed to some place in 
Texas now unknown to his surviving relatives of 
New York State. His known child was: 
i. James' Van Woert, of Texas. Residence not 
known. 
+45. ii. Lebbeus,^ b. Dec. 18, 1833 ; m. Irene Amelia Grin- 
nell. May 12, 1855; d. Dec. 24, 1898. Residence, 
Gridleyville, near Willseyville, in the town of Can- 
dor, Tioga Co., N. Y., where his widow still re- 
sides. Three children. 

16. James' Tibbetts and his wife Catherine (Carter) Tibbetts. 
James' lived on several farms in the towns of Ballston and 
Milton, Saratoga Co., N. Y. His last home was on the hill 
just north of Court House Hill, in the northernmost house on 
the west side of the road. He is buried in the Briggs Cemetery 
as is also his wife, who d. Jan. 15, 1892, aged 81 years. They 
had 6 children, viz. : 

+46. i. Charles H ? b. Nov. 11. 1833; d. Aug. 16, 

1901. He m. (i) Mary Day. of Ballston Spa, 
N. Y., Nov. 10, 1859, by whom he had i child; 
he m. (2) Harriet L. Ward, April 13, 1872, by 



35° The Tibbitts or Tibbetts Family. [Oct. 

whom he had 7 children. Residence, Syracuse, 
N. Y., where his widow still resides. 

+47. ii. Zilpha M ,^ b. Nov. 25, 1835; m. Jarvis Lord, 

March 20, 1855; d. without issue July 15, 191 1. 
Residence, Pittsford, N. Y. 
48. iii. Samuel C ,* b. July 20, 1B37; m. Viola Hurl- 
but, May 22, 1867; d. in the winter of 1892, as the 
result of a fall from the eighth floor of a hotel in 
Buffalo, N. Y. He Hved at Medina and Roches- 
ter, N. Y., and had but one child. 

+49. iv. Hannah M ,« b. Nov. 18, 1841 ; d. single May 

14, 1881. Residence, Ballston Spa and Schenec- 
tady, N. Y. 

-f50. V. James E ? b. Sept. 30, 1844; m. Mary Isbell, 

March i, 1870; d. July 19, 1886. Residence, Albany 
and Schenectady, N. Y. His widow now resides 
at Mt. Vernon, N. Y. Five children. 

-f5i. vi. Catherine A ,' b. Sept. 6, 1848; m. Addison 

White, Dec. 22, 1869; d. Aug. 12, 1871. Resi- 
dence, Pittsford, N. Y. ; one child, viz.: 

i. Mackie G ," b. July 20, 1871 ; d. July 27, 

1872. 

17. JoiiN^ Tibbetts, Jr., and his wife Lucy A. Lacey. John,^ Jr., 
and his family were active members of the Presbyterian Church 
at Ballston Center, N. Y. He and his wife are both buried in 
the old Briggs Cemetery, not far from that hamlet. This 
cemetery is still a well kept burial place, after continued use for 
at least 145 years. His wife died Aug. 31, 1893, aged 87 years. 
They had 6 children, viz. : 

52. i. John, Jr.,^ b. Sept. 28, 1833 ; d. Sept. 30, 1833, 
aged 2 days. 
-I-53. ii. Mary,* b. Aug. i, 1834; m. Alonzo B. Comstock, 
Oct. I, i860; d. March 3, 1883. They lived on 
Court Plouse Hill in the town of Ballston, Sara- 
toga Co., N. Y. They are buried in the Briggs 
Cemetery. Seven children. 
-I-54. iii. Elizabeth.* b. Aug. 22, 1836; m. Stephen Mer- 
chant of Ballston; d. Aug. 15, 1908. Residence 
about I mile west of Burnt Hills, N. Y. Six 
children. 
55. iv. Miles,* b. Oct. 12, 1838; d. Feb. 20, 1839 (family 
bible record) ; or d. Feb. 20, 1840, aged 4 months 
(tombstone record. Hop City Cemetery). 
+56. V. Martha,* b. March 7, 1841 ; m. John Wheeler as 
his second wife, March 7, 1872; d. Nov. 12, 1897. 
Residence, about 2 miles west of Ballston Center, 
N. Y. Two children. 



r 



'920.] The Tibbitts or Tibbetts Family. 351 

+ 57- vi. John Henry,' b. Aug. 2, 1843; m- Helen G. Vib- 
bard and now resides in Schenectady, N. Y. Five 
children. 

18. Mary^ Tippett and her husband William Dinsmore. Mary' 
or Polly, lived on a farm near Qyde, N. Y. Her husband, who 
was born in Windham, Dec. 3, 1804; d. April 13, 1861. They 
had 8 children, viz.: 

58. i. Samuel Alpheus,* b. May 25, 1827. He went to 

sea in 1845 and never returned, nor was he ever 
heard from thereafter. 

59. ii. William Arthur,* b. at Warsaw. N. Y., March 23, 

1830; d. unm. at Sutter, Cal., May 11, 1873. Resi- 
dence, Clyde, N. Y., and Sutter, Cal. 

60. iii. Mary Jane,* b. July i6, 1833, at Palmyra, N. Y. ; 

d. unm. at Galen, near Clyde, N. Y., Aug. 17, 
1855. Resided at Clyde, N. Y. 

61. iv. Harriett Isabelle,* b. April 21, 1836, at Butler, 

N. Y. ; d. unm., Jan. 6, 191 1. Resided at Clyde, 
N. Y. She lost her eyesight in 1866. 

62. V. Henrietta Elizabeth," b. at Galen, near Clyde, 

N. Y., July 8, 1839; m. Andrew Stickles; d. March 
22, 1902. Residence, Clyde and Rose, N. Y. No 
children. 

63. vi. John Eugene,* b. at Galen, N. Y., Aug. 18, 1842; 

m. Rose Alexander, of Albion, N. Y., Dec. 27, 
1865; d. at West Branch, Mich., July 4, 1915. He 
was a Carpenter and lived at West Branch, Michi- 
gan. Owing to family trouble, he and his wife 
lived apart for many years. They had no children 
as far as is known by their eastern relatives. 
-I-64. vii. Charles Henry,* b. July 30, 1844; m. Catherine 
McGraw, July 6, 1873, ^n^ resides at Qyde, N. Y. 
Five children. 

65. viii. Lucian Lorethes,* b. Feb. 5, 1847; m. Ella F. 

F. Stothard. of Red Creek, N. Y., Nov. 30, 1881, 
and resides at Clvde, N. Y. His wife d. Aug. 21, 
1918. No children. 

19. George' Tibbetts and his wife Rachel A. Weaver. George' 
removed from Ballston soon after his marriage and located 
on new farming land at Galen, near Clyde, N. Y., where he d. 
aged 91 years, -/Yz months. He thus reached a more advanced 
age than any other meinber of his family except his sister 

Naomi' (Tippett) Aurand. His grandson, George W * 

Tibbetts now owns and occupies his old homestead. His 
wife was born in Canada in Jan., 181 1 ; d. June 12, 1882. They 
had 3 children, viz. : 

66. i. James,* b. , about 1835; he went to California 

and there m. Ella Barber. His residence and exact 



352 The Tibbitts or Tibbetts Family. [Oct. 

date of birth and death are unknown. Four chil- 
dren. 

67. ii. Lucy A- -,* b. June 27, 1839; m. William W. 

Upson, Jan. 4, 1870; d. May 21, 1918. Her hus- 
band d. May 5, 1907. Residence, Huron, N. Y. 
No children. 
+68. iii. G. Delos,* b. Nov. 5, 1843 ; m- Maria E. McMul- 
len (foster name Smith), on March 12, 1866; d. 
April 30, 1917. His wife was b. July 4, 1849; d. 
May 21, 1917. They are buried at Rose, N. Y. 
He lived on his father's homestead near Clyde, 
N. Y. Seven children. 

20. Naomi' Tippett and her husband Jacob Aurand. Naomi' 
joined the Tippett (or Tibbetts) colony at Clyde, N. Y., where 
she m. in 1835. In 1843, Mr. Aurand took his family to Michi- 
gan, sojourning in Lapeer County for 4 years, and finally 
located at Davisburg in 1847. Naomi' joined the Methodist 
Protestant Church at Lapeer in 1844, and continued an hon- 
ored and faithful member until her death in 1910. She sur- 
vived all other members of her father's family and reached a 
more advanced age than any of the others, dying at 99/^ years 
of age. Residence, Davisburg, Mich, They had 5 children, 
viz. : 

-{-69. i. Mary,^ b. March 4, 1836; m. Marcus Frisbie in 

1861 ; d. Dec. 20, 1916. Residence, Davisburg, 

Mich. Three children. 
-j-70. ii. Alanson M ,^ b. July 6, 1838; m. Caroline 

B Fuller, Oct. 29, 1867; d. July 3, 191 3. 

Residence, Rose, Mich. Seven children. 

71. iii. Naomi,* b. April 14, 1843; d. of scarlet fever, 

Feb. 3, 1859, at Davisburg, Mich. 

72. iv. Elizabeth,^ b. Oct. — , 1848 ; d. of scarlet fever, 

Jan. 28, 1859, at Davisburg, Mich. 

■Jl. v. John W^ ,* b. Feb. 28, 1850; m. Mary E. 

Pepper, Oct. 5, 1880, and resides on his farm near 
Davisburg. Mich. His wife d. in March, 1912, and 
his two unnamed children d. at birth. 

21. Jane' Tippett and her husband Joseph Manning. Jane,' who 
was probably named after her aunt Jannet, or Jane, the wife 
of her uncle James" Tippett, moved away from Ballston in 
early life, and with her husband located at South Danby, N. Y., 
about 9 miles south of Ithaca, where she resided until her 
death. Her husband d. Dec. 24, 1875, aged 65 years. They had 
4 children, viz. : 

74. i. Mary Jane,* b. Dec. 14, 1835 ! d. Feb. 28, 1847, at 

South Danby, N. Y. 

75. ii. William Henry,* b. June 10, 1841 ; m. Jane Beadle, 

July 4, 1864 ; d. Jan. 10, 1908. Residence, 
Spencer, N. Y. Two children. 



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The Tibbitts or Tibbetts Family. 



353 



76. iii. John J ,» b. Oct. i, 1847; m- Sarah Hall, who 

d. April — , 1909. He resides at South Danby, 
N. Y., on his father's old homestead. No chil- 
children. 

-JJ. iv. Permila E ,» b. Oct. 31, 1855; m. (i) Theron 

St. John in Aug. — , 1875; who d. June 8, 1883. 
She m. (2) D. A. Lament, Nov. 17, 1896. She 
lived for many years at South Danby, N. Y., and 
at Elmira Heights, N. Y., and now lives tempo- 
rarily at Wellsburg, N. Y. As a small child she 
detested the name given her in honor of her aunt 
Permila' and called herself Minnie, by which name 
she is generally known among her friends. She 
had one child by her first husband, viz. : 
i. Alice' St. John, b. June 8, 1877; d. Aug. 22, 
1877. 
Gilbert' Tibbetts and his wife Elizabeth Chambers. Gilbert''s 
family was larger than that of any of his brothers or sis- 
ters, and his home in the town of Charlton, Saratoga Co., 
N. Y., was not far from his grandfather's old homestead at 
McBrides (or Tippett's) Corners. The anecdotes that he re- 
lated to his son Fred, concerning his mother's experiences with 
the Indians were undoubtedly related to him directly by her 
and therefore were correct and reliable. He had 7 children 
by his first wife and 3 by his second wife, viz. : 
By his first wife: 

78. i. Julia,* b. Oct. i, 1841 ; d. single, Feb. 18, 1915. 

Residence. Charlton, N. Y. 

79. ii. Mary,* b. Oct. 16, 1843; d. single, July 13. 1895. 

Residence, Charlton, N. Y. 

80. iii. Anson L- ,^ b. Jan. 20, 1846; resides in Charl- 

ton, N. Y. ; not m. 

81. iv. Emma E ? b. Feb. 5, 1848; d. single, July 

30, 1872. Residence, Charlton, N. Y. 

v. George W ,* b. Dec. 11, 1849; m- Delia Root 

and resides at Bnllston Spa, N. Y. Four children. 

vi. Lydia L ,« b. Jan. 19, 1853; d. Nov. 30, 1853. 

vii. Norman Gilbert.* b. Sept. 30, 1855 ; m. Helen S. 
Moss and lives at Gloversville, N. Y. Three chil- 
dren. 
By his second wife, Jeannette H. Mclntyre. 

85. viii. Florence,* b. Dec. 29, 1859; d. Dec. 23, i860, at 

Charlton. N. Y. 

86. ix. Frank,* b. July 28, 1861 ; d. Feb. 28, 1877, at 

Charlton, N! Y. 

87. X. Frederick H ,* b. April 16, 1867; m. Mary 

South, of Charlton, N. Y., and lives on his father's 
homestead, Charlton, N. Y. No children. 



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23. William' Tibbitts and his wife Abigail Seaman. William/ 
though next to the youngest in the family, was the first to end 
life's journey at the age of 39 years only. His widow, whose 
parental home was a little south of Court House Hill in Balls- 
ton, eventually removed to Albany, N. Y., where she d. April 
24, 1900. She was b. Oct. 15, 1821. Both are buried in the 
Briggs Cemetery. They had 5 children, viz. : 

+88. i. Abigail Jane,* b. Sept. 27, 1840; m. Solyman H. 
Coons, of Ballston, N. Y., Jan. 21, 1862; d. July 
28, 191 5. Residence, Ballston Spa., N. Y. Five 
' children. 

+89. ii. William Frank,' b. March 19, 1843; rn- Jennie 
Clapper, in Feb. or March, 1868, and lives at 
Albany, N. Y. Two children. 

+90. iii. Lorenzo B ,* b. Nov. 12, 1846; m. Matilda 

Van Horn, and d. April 8, 1910. Residence, Al- 
bany, N. Y. Six children. 

91. iv. Samuel Hix Seaman,* b. Oct. 3, 1853; d. Feb. 15, 

i860. 

92. v. Mary Elizabeth,* b. May 30, 1856; she d. at 

Ballston Spa, N. Y., March 10, 1920. Residence, 
Albany and Ballston Spa, N. Y. Never married. 

24. Talmage Ends' Tibbetts and his wife Harriet E. Brown. 
Enos,' who was the youngest in the family, located on a farm 
near Clyde, N. Y. His wife was b. Sept. 28, 1828. They had 
4 children, viz. : 

-f 93. i. Frances Antoinette,* b. Nov. 14, 1845 '< "i- Henry 
Howe, Sept. 27, 1865; d. Feb. 13, 1878. Resi- 
dence, Bridgeport, Mich. Four children. 

94. ii. Emma J ,* b. March 23, 1851 ; m. Lathrop S. 

Taylor, Sept. 7, 1873 ; d. Dec. 24, 1914. Mr. Tay- 
lor d. in 1918. They resided in Clyde, N. Y. No 
children. 

95. iii. Addison E ,* b. May 28, 1855 ; m. Nellie 

Heigho and d. Nov. 8, 1900. Residence, Clyde, 
N. Y. No children. 

96. iv. Charles H ,* b. Dec. 21, 1864; m. AHce M. 

Thomas, Feb. 12, 1896. He resides at Clyde, 
N. Y. ; one child, viz.: 

i. Harold Charles,^ b. Jan. 29, 1897; d. Jan. 7, 
191 1, at Clyd