JULIA M. ROYS and L- I. DODGE
Roys Family Records
Miss ^ulia M. Roys
Oxford, N. Y., Branch of the
Compiled by L. I. Dodge,
Oxford, N. Y.
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ROYS FAMILY RECORDS
In Aug'ust 1G21), Robert Ryece of England
wrote a letter to his friend, John Winthrop^ Gov-
ernor of the MasMU'husetts Bay Colony, trying
to persuade him not to go to New England, but
Governor Winthrop came and it seems that he
persuaded Robert Roys to come with him, for
Governor Winthrop arrived on the Arabella
which anchored June 17, 1630. August 27,1630,
the first church of Boston was founded at
Charlestown and John Winthrop and Margaret,
his wife, and Robert Roys w^ere among the cove-
nant members. Roys', wife was Elizabeth, and I
thinkhemust have married after he came to this
countrv, as their first child was born in 1637. He
was entered freeman in Massachusetts in 1634
and was one of those disarmed in Boston in 1637
for adherence to the party of Wheelright and
Hutchinson. Three children were born in
Boston, and about 1643 he removed to Stratford.
Connecticut, and from therein 1657 to New Lon-
don, Connecticut, where he died in 1676. He was
a man of influence holding responsible public
positions. He was a shoemaker by trade. He
had ten children, seven sonsand three daughters.
One son settled in Norwich, Connecticut, four
sons and one daughter went to Wallingford,
Connecticut and were among the first settlers of
that town. The name is spelled in various ways
but in England, it is Rovs. Robert Rovs was
constable in New London in 1660 and in 16(U rep-
resentative for that town.
Jf. The Roys luonili/ Beeonh.
Children of Robert Roys, who came from Eng-
land to New England in 1630 and Elizabeth his
Joshua, born April 14, 1B37. Nothing fur-
ther is known of him.
Nathaniel, born March 24, 1639, married
Patience, born A[jril 1,1642. lived one week.
Ruth, married John Lathrop December 15.
Sarah, married John Caulkins of New Lon-
Nehemiah, married Hannah Morgan, Nov-
ember 20, 1660.
Samuel, married Hannah Churchill, daugh-
ter of Josiah Churchill of Wetherstield,
January 9, 1667.
Isaac, married Elizabeth Lathrop, December
Jonathan, married Deborah Caulkinsof New
London, Connecticut 1660
Another record says that Nehemiah was born
in Boston in 1634 and died November 7, 1706,
aged 72. He lived at the head of Main St., Wall-
insfford. Nathaniel, Samuel and Isaac also set-
tied in Wallingford.
Children of Samuel (son of Robert Jst) and
Josiah, married Elizabeth Parker. March
Robert, married Mary Porter, June 2. 1692.
Samuel, married Hannah Benedict, Decem-
ber 12, 1695.
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Abigail. l)orn Novembei* 24, 1677, married
Joseph Cowles, July 1'^, 1699. .
Prudence, born July 26, 1()80, married John
Deborah, born September 9, 1683, married
Thomas iMix, March :21, 1708.
Isaac, born Match 10, 1()88, mari'ied Marv
Benedict, February 10, 1713.
John, born April 25, lf)93.
Samuel Roys came from New London and set-
tied in that part of Wallingford whicli is now
Meriden, in the eastern part of the town and
lived and died there.
Elizabeth Parker Roys, widow of Josiah, mar-
ried second, Ebenezer Clark and was the mother
of Phebe Clark, who married Nathaniel Roys,
son of Robert second and Mary Porter.
Children of Robert second (son of Samuel) and
Nathaniel, born Oct. 22, 1694, married Phebe
Clark, December 27, 1720.
Dinah, born Pebruai*y 24, 1696.
Josiah, born July 10. 1<)98, married x\bigail
Clark May 1, 1722.
Ruth, born September, 1700. married Amos
Hall. June 8, 1720.
Sarah, born April 4, 1703. died August 5,
Timothy, born June 2, 1705, married Mind-
well Wai^les, May 16, 1727.
Mary, born July, 1707, married John Beach
February 22, 1727.
Elizabeth, born August 1709.
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Gideon, born May 4, 1711, married Re-
Prudence, born April 11, 1714.
Moses, born September 24, 1716, married
Robert Roys lived in the eastern part of Mer-
iden and was one of the first deacons of the first
church in the town, elected December 14, 1729.
This item is in one of the old records: ''Decem-
ber 18, 1716 the town voted that Robert Roys
should sett in ye fore seat in the meeting house''
(Wallingford Church Record).
Children of Nathaniel first (son of Robert sec-
ond) and Phebe Clark, daughter of Ebenezer
Clark, of Wallingford, C(mnecticut.
Jehiel, born February 11, 1723, married Re-
becca Brown, October, 1746.
Dinah, born November 24, 1724.
David, born, September 27, 1726, married
Prudence Cole, February 28, 1750.
Lois, born March 27, 1728, married Nathan-
iel Bunnell, January 1759.
Robert, born November 16, 1729, married
Jeruslia Parker, May 27, 1762.
Elisha, born October 27, 1731.
Nathaniel, born July 1, 1733, married first,
Anna, second, Elinor Wright, November
Phebe, boi-n May 15, 1735, married Eleneser
Rice, December 25, 1766.
John, born March 22, 1737.
Josiah, born March 2, 1739.
Clark, born October 4. 1740.
I think Nathaniel first (son of Robert) lived
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Elenezer Chirk, son of James of Xew Haven,
Connecticut, born November 2U, 1H51. married
Urst, Sarah Peck, May b, lb78. second, EHzabeth
(Parker) Roa's, widow, December 22. 169r). He
died April 30, 1721, :ig*ed 70. Slie married again
an Andrews and died September 10, 1751, aged
ai)()ut 78. Phebe Clark, theii'daughtei*, was born
Mav 20, 1703.
Children of Xathaniel second (son of Nathan-
iel) and Elinor Wright. Nathaniel and Elinor
were married in Goshen, Connecticut, November
5, 1760. First wife, Anna, died December 18,
Osee, born in Goshen October 26. 1761, mar-
ried Lydia Dean, September 8, 1785.
(David's birth is recorded as the sixth son.
Think there should be one here).
Thaddeus, born in (Toshen, July 4, 1767,
married Ester Abbot, September 6, 1789
Auren, born in Goshen, October 20, 1770,
married Elizabeth Knapp, August 1793.
Nathaniel, born in Goslien, Februarv 10,
1773, married Eliz.ibeth Tattle. August
David W., born in Noi-folk, Ccmnecticut, Aug-
ust 30. 1775. married Mere}'. Phelps,
September 30, 1803.
Amy, born in Norfolk, Conneticut, baptized
July 7. 1779, married Bazil Trest.
Ichobod, (Don't know, anything about him)
Osee's marriage is recorded in Norfolk, also
the birth of a son, Ruben Dean, born October 16,
1786, aod the death of twins in 1793. He was
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drowned. I found no record of other children,
Thaddeus was married in Norfolk and a child
died there in 1792. ^
Between 1750 and 1800 a portion of the family
hegan to spell their name Rice.
Auren Roys marriage is recorded in Norfolk,
also his only child, Loisa Hannah, baptized in
1802 and married Mr. Salmon. Lived in Rich-
mond, Massachusetts. Auren Ro3's was a gold-
smith by trade, afterward he became a druggist
and had a dt-ug store near the church. He w^as
called Dr. Roys. He w^as town clerk from 1812
to 1849 and the first clerk of the Ecclesistical
Society and re-elected annually for 39 years.
He died September 19, 1855 aged 85. His w^ife
died September 16, 1858, aged 82.
David W., was born and lived and died in Nor-
folk. I think he had children but I have no re-
cord of them yet.
Know nothing of Amy's family.
Children of Nathaniel third (son of Nathaniel
second) and Elizabeth Tuttle of Cheshire. Conn-
Franklin, born in Southhigton, Connecticut,
Septeml)er 1, 1807. mariied Emily Sav-
age, of Berlin, (born December 3, 1811)
October 10, 18.30.
Loyal, born in Southington, March, 22, 1809.
marr'ied Mary Ann Hart of Southington
(born, November 29, 1815) January 26,
Elizabeth Ann, born in Southington, Nov-
ember 20, 1811. mari'ied Joel L. Judd of
Southington (born September 19, 1809),
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May 1, 1832.
Siisan, boruiiiSouthiii^ton, January 19, 1814,
married Robert E. Foot, of Oxford, X.
Y., (born August IH, 1817) February 4,
Nancy, born in Southino'ton Ma}' 16, 1810,
married Leonard Ralsey Foot, of Oxford,
N. Y. (born April 8, 1816) February 2C>,
Mary, born in Southing-ton, September 11,
1819, married Soloman Barris, of Guil-
ford, N. Y. (born March 3, 1828) March
Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Tuttle) Roys in 1835,
left Southington and went to Oxford, Chenango
County, N. Y., taking most of their family with
them, those remaining following soon after,
except the oldest son Franklin, who bad married
and started a manufacturing business in North
Children of Franklia (son of Nathaniel tliird)
and Emily Savage:
Charles Augustus, born in North Greenwich,
Connecticut. July 19, 1832, married Eliz-
abeth Sturgis Mead of North Greenwich
(born December 21, 1837) April 29, 1857.
Julia Maria, born North Greenwich, Aug-
ust -24, 1834.
Sarah Mead, borninNorth (ireenwich, Aug-
ust 24 1839.
Emily Louise, born in Berlin, Conn., Janu-
ai V 5, 1842, died June 26, 1857.
George Franklin, born August 8, 1845, died
June 2, 1861.
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Harriebte AUeae,borain Berlin. Conn., Jan-
iJiiry 8, 1851.
Children of Charles A., (son of Franklin) and
Elizabeth 8. Mead:
Harry Augustus, born June '21, 1858, at
May Bell, born in North Greenwich. Mav
16, 1863, married Tliomas A. Mead of
Greenwich, September 19, 1894. She
died March 10, 1907.
Helen Mead, born in Brooklyn, N. Y., June
Frank Marcus, born in Berlin, January 9,
1869, died April 2, 1869.
In 1840, Franklin Roys on account of impaired
health sold his business in North Greenwich and
bought a farm in Berlin. He died in Berlin
December 12, 1883, aged 76. Mrs. Roys died
September 2, 1896, aged 84. Charles A. died
July 26, 1900, aged 68.
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Roys Family Compiled by
L. I. Dodge, Oxford,
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Children of Loyal (son of Natlianiel third) and
Mary A. Hart:
Elizabeth Ann, born January 16, 1837.
Samuel Nelson, born July 30, 1839.
Benjamin Franklin, born May 2, 1841.
Auren Nathaniel, born April 26, 1845, died
October 6, 1846.
Irene Rosamond, born July 25, 1849, died
July 31, 1884.
Royal Roys, died December 20, 1873. His
wife, died January 24, 1902.
Elizabeth A. Roys married James O. Dodg-e,
of Oxford, N. Y., on March 25, 1853, their chil-
Kmmagene I. born April 10, 1856, died Sept-
ember 13, 1859.
Loyal I. born November 20, 1857.
Elbert E., born August 18, 1864; died Nov-
ember 1, 1865.
James H., born July 31, 1866, died April 15.
Elizabeth Roys Dodge died August 6, 1870.
Loyal I. Dodge married Addie L. Stoik of Coy-
entry, N. Y.,()n October 21, 1884, their daughter
Elizabeth V. was born May 16, 1887.
Samuel N. Roys married Esther A. Padgett,
of Oxford on February 27, 1870, their children
James Nelson, born Decembei' 24, 1870.
Erford Sanniel, born May 26, 1872.
Elbert Eugene, born November 5, 1873.
Chai'les Augustus, born April 24, 1875.
Eli Benjamin, born November 2S, 1876.
Fred Emerson, lK)rn September 8, 1878.
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Stella Irene, born December 17, 1880.
Anna Lucy, born March 28, 1883.
Mary Ann, boi'n November 24, 1884, died
November 20, 1895.
Jennie Belle, born Mav 28, 188().
Emmett Loyal, born x\pril 11, 1888.
LinnPVank, born Aug-ust />, 1890.
James N. Rovs married P]dith M. Potter of
McD(^noug'h, N. Y. on November 5, 1890. Pre-
sent home Norwich, N. Y.
Erford S. Rovs married Clara Yeomansof Ox-
ford on Auo^ust 29, 1900. Present home, Havnes
Charles A. Rovs married Ella Putnam of Mid-
dlesex, N. Y., on August 28,1906. He was or-
dained to the ministry of the Free Baptist
Church on February 19, 1907.
Eli B. Rovs married Minnie Hodo-e of Oxford
on October 22, 1905, and soon aftei' removed to
Ellsworth, Kansas. Their son, Donald Eugene,
was born January 3, 1909.
Fred E. Roys married Ora Walker of Oxford,
November 2, 1901, and their children are:
Beatrice May, born June 16, 1902.
Emerson R., born Mav 14. 1VM)5.
Or fin M., born February 7, 1908.
Mildred Gladvs, born August 3, 1909.
Stella Roys married Joseph L. (xitford of
Hornby. N. Y., on August 12, 1903. Their sou,
Leoti Samuel was boi*n May 15, 1905.
Anna L. Rovs married Roy Nichols of Oxford
on August 12. 1903, their children are:
Orlo Roys Nichols, born November 12. 1904
Mary Edna Nichols, born January 2r), 1907
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Roy Nichols, Jr., born July 10, 1909. Pre-
sent home Leonard sville, N. Y.
Beniamin Franklin Roys, married Elizabeth
Brown of Coventry on September '29, 18B8.
Their children are:
Georo'e A., born March 14, 1870
May M.. born March 19, 1872
Emma E., born Ma}^ 10, 1874
Jay M., born September 24, 1877.
Lena (x., born Aug'ust 12, 1880.
Bessie E., born October 2, 1886
Marion I., born March 6, 1892
GeoT'ge A. Roys, married Florene Manzer of
Oxford on January 15, 1896, their children are:
Edith M., lx>rn August 1, 1897
Helen E. , born January 4, 1902
Edna May, born August 22, 1907
They live at Mt. Sinai, Long Island.
May M. Roys, married James Ireland, of West
Bainbridge on August 25, 1897.
Emma E. Roys, married Alton Clark of Bain-
bi-idge on March 6, 1895. Their children are:
Leig*h R., born August 3, 189<)
Evelyn Elizabeth born September 12, 1906^
died December 3, 1906
[lelen Mary, born January 15, 1909
Jay NL Roys, married Bertha Green of Oxford
«)n Septeml)er 16, 1903, their children ai*e:
Julian Benjamin, born November 13^ 1904
Hai-old M., born May 1, 1906
Ethel Mav, born. Julv 17, 1908
Lena G. Roys, married G. Lewis White of
Norwich on December 25^ 1903, their child i'cd
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Ruth E. born May, 27, 1904
Dorotha C, born August ^i, 1905.
Roys Lewis Wliite, born May 1, 1907.
Sallie (Trace, born November 4, 1908.
Elizabeth Roys Judd Family
Joel L. Judd and his wife, Elizabeth A. Roys,
located at Coventry ville, X. Y., after their re-
mov^al from Southington, Conn. Their only
child Lucelia A., was born August 15, 1841, and
married J. J. Stoddard, born October 15, 1823,
of Coventryville oq February 18, 1863. Their
Lillian L., born July 4, 1885.
Fred L., born February 11, 1874.
John Arthur, born February 7, 1883.
Lillian L. Stoddard, married Wm. M. Hinman,
bora July 5, 1866, of Coventryville. September
28, 1888. Their children are:
Ernest Hinman, born April 14. 1891.
Erma Hinman, born April 14, 1891, died
April 4, 1893.
Present home Bingham ton. X. Y.
Fred L. Stoddard married Carrie Moon of
Coventrvyille on July 25, 1894. Their child. Ina
Lucelia, was born September 11, 1898. Carrie M.
Stoddard, dving January 28, 1899, her husband
married May Wheeler of Oxford. X. Y.. on June
2, 1901. Their children are:
Sarah K., l)orn Xovember 30, 1902.
Jo€4 Lee, born December 28, 1905.
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Susan Roys Foote Family
Susan Kovs .b'oote, died January 11, 1869;
Robert Foote, her husband, died November 5y
1904. Their children were:
Lewis R., born April 25, 1842.
Charles A., born October 26, 1843.
Coi-nelia B., born Septeml)er 5, 1847.
Jane Eliza, born January 20, 1853, died Nov-
ember 24, 1861.
Lewis Foote, married Martha Wright of Ox-
ford, in the spring of 1859. Their child, Jennie
Belle Wright, was born July 4, 1861 and died
August 23, 1869.
Lewis Foote, died December 2, 1866, his wafe
afterwards married James H. Brooks of Oxford,
she died March 7, 1904, leaving one daughter,
Mrs. Oiiu Howe of Guilford, N. Y.
Charles A. Foote, married Ruth E. Laman of
Coventry ville on December 25, 1864 or 5. She
died May 7, 1900. He died April 21, 1905. Their
Minnie A., born Mav 15, 1867.
William R., born February 10, 1872.
Fred L. , born September 5, 1879.
Mary M., born March 4, 1882.
Miunie A. Foote, married Judson A. Burton
of Oxford on February 21, 1889. Their children
Ruth Helen, born May 16, 189L died Octo-
ber 11, 1894.
Granville J., born November />, 1895.
They live on the old Foote homestead.
William R. Foote, married Harriett Morrison
of Cannons ville, N. Y. on June 10. 1897.
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Ruth Sarah P^oote, their daughter was born
June 3, 1904.
Tliey live at Coventryville, N. Y.
Fred L. Foote. married Agnes E. Eldgerton of
Morris. N. Y., on Deeeml)er 26. 1900.
They live in Fi'anklin, N. Y.
Mar}^ M. Foote, married Olin P. Pierce of
Coventry, N. Y., on Dec-ember 23, 1903. Their
daughter, Helen Ida Pierce, was boim October
Cornelia B. Foote. married Henry Laman of
Waverly, N. Y. on March 22,1877. Their child-
Harr}^ R. Laman. born June 17, 1878.
Fred E. Laman, born February 22, 1879.
Lena W. Laman, born February 22. 1882.
Leon W. Laman. born March 11, 1884.
Harry R. Laman, married Lydia A. Comstock
on August 11, 1903. Their children are:
Henry Fenton Laman, born July 4, 1904.
Elmer James Laman, born April 8, 1906.
Vera May Laman. born April 12, 1908.
Fred E. Laman, married Nellie_Ellis on June
Lena W. Laman, married Frank Burns of
Sayi'e, Penn., cm April 12. 1905. Their sou.
Reed Burns, was born Februarv 7, 1909.
Leon W. Laman, married Lizzie Sherman on
Decembei- 25. 1901, their daughter, Ola May La-
men, was born August 24. 1902.
Henry Laman. died in Say re. Penn., their
present home, on November 19, 1901.
Nancy B. Roj^s, married Ralsey L. Foote of
Oxford on February 27, 1839, and he dying on
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March 21, 1854, she married Thurston Green
of Bainbridge. She died March 30, 1867.
Mary Roys Harris Family
Mary B. Roys, married Solomon Harris, Jr.,
of Guilford, on March 14, 1848, their children
Franklin N. Barris, born November 2;^>
Alma Adella Harris, born June 16, 1852.
Sai-ali Lucelia Harris, born December 8, 1856.
Effie May Harris, born March 7, 1861.
Franklin N. Harris, married Etta Wilcox of
Erieville, N. Y., on June 25, 1879. Their child-
Beulah M. Harris, born December 12, 1880.
Wallace H. Harris, born November 5, 1883.
C. Belle Harris, born August 22. 1885.
Agnes May Harris, born September 6, 1889.
Andrew R. Harris, born ()ctol)er 3, 1892.
Lawrence L. Harris, born December 31, 1894.
Florence J. Harris, born August 11, 1899.
C Belle Harris, married Merritt M. Barstow
on Se})tember 18, 1907.
Agnes May Harris, married Merton G. Bars-
low' on February 26, 1908.
Alma Adella Harris, married Jerome Robin-
scni, (born June 27, 1852, of GuilfortI, N. Y. ) on
July 1, 1874, and he dying on April 20. 1900, slie
married M. P. Dean of Masonville, N. Y., on
Septeml)er 8, 1904. and since his death on Dec-
ember 5, 1907, she has lived in Greene. N. Y.«
witli her daughter. Her daug-liter, Ella X. Rob-
inson, was horn January 21. LScS'i, and mari'ied
Orville M. Rarstow on April 17. 1901. Merritt,
Merton and Orville Barstow are three brother's,
sons of Ethan and Elinoi* Rarstow of Oxfoi'd,
Sarah Lueelia Harris, married Willijim Ben-
nett on Se])tember 1. 187*). Their children ar-e-
Frank Albei't Bennett, born July :J0, 1876.
Fred Asa Bennett, born June b, 1878.
Ida Mae Bennett, born December 17. 1880.
Leon Melvern Bennett, born June 29. 1883.
Leland. born June 29, 1883, died June 30,
Frank A. Bennett, married Fannie Yeomans
of Oxford, on November 9. 1898, their daughter',
Berdena Lueelia Bennett, was born ApT'il 27.1900.
Fred A. Bennett, married Enah L. Warn o!"
Oxford on September 20, 1899, their son, Paul
Warn Bennett was born November 1. 1901.
This branch of the familv live in Rock Island. Til.
Effie May Harris, married Melvern M. Grid-
lev of Guilford. N. Y., on Januarv 18, 1882.
Their children are:
Earl H. Gridiey, born July 17. 1885.
Roy N. Gridiey. born April 10. 1888.
Leon G. Gridiey. born July 28, 1890.
Earl H. (xridlev married Emma L, letter of
Guilf. >rd on Decern ber 30, 1903. Their son, Floyd
Earl Gridiey, w^as born August 12, 1904, and
died from being scalded in March. 1907.
Roy N. Gridiey. marri^nl Mal)el Butts of Guil-
ford, N. Y.. on May 14. 1907. Their daughter,
Marv Etiie (Tridlev. was born Decern ber 5, 1907.
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