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DONALD LINES JACOBUS. 



BOSTON: 
NEW-ENGLAND HISTORIC GENEALOGICAIv SACTETY. 

1904. 






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THE WILMOT FAMILY OF NEW HAVEN, CONN. 



1. Benjamin^ Wilmot and his wife Ann settled early in New Haven, 
Conn. At "a Court the 2*^ of Maye 1648," " Old Goodman Willmote and 
Samuel Marsh tooke the oathe of fidellitie " (Colonial Records, vol. i, p. 111). 
His son Benjamin^ was in New Haven at least as early as 1641., On May 
1, 1654, "Old Goodman Willmot desired the Court, that his son may be 
freed from training which was considered, and with reference to his own 
age, his wife's weakness, and their living at a Farm, his Son was freed, only 
is to attend as other Farmers do " (Colonial Records, vol. ii., p. 180). The 
son referred to was William.^ The father, Benjamin,^ died Aug. 18, 1669, 
a^ed " about fourscore " ; and his wife died Oct. 7, 1668. 

Children : 

2. i. Ann,'^ m. William Bunuel. 

3. ii. Benjamin. 

4. lii. William. 

2. Ann^ Wilmot {Benjamin^) married William Bunnel. She died be- 

fore May, 1654. 
Children : 

i. Lydia Bunnel, m. Apr. 10, 1661, Francis French. 

ii. Benjamin Bunnel, m. (1) Kebecca Mallory; m. (2) Filizabeth Post, 

widow qf John Sperry. 
iii. Nathaniel Bunnel, m. Jan. 3, 1665, Susanna Wiiitehead; removed 

to New Jersey. 
iv. Mary Bunnel, b. May 4, 1650; m. Oct. 31, 1671, Eleazar Peck. 
V. Ebenezer Bunnel, b. Aug. 28, 1653; d. before May, 1654. 

3. Benjamin^ Wilmot {Benjamin'^) married Elizabeth Heaton, a widow, 

who had a son James Heaton. Benjamin^ died Apr. 8, 1651 ; and 
his widow married third, Feb. 8, 1660, William Judson. 
Children : 

5. i. Hannah,' bapt. Jan. 25, 1645 ; m. (1) Apr. 9, 1667, Samuel Miles; m. 

(2) Sept. 21, 1681, Miles Merwin, Jr. 

6. ii. Mary, bapt. Feb. 16, 1647; m. July 15, 1679, Richard Bryan. 

7. iii. Elizabeth, bapt. Sept. 23, 1649 ; m. John Mix. 

4. William^ Wilmot {Benjamin}-), who took the oath of fidelity May 22, 

1654, married Oct, 14, 1658, Sarah, daughter of John and Tabitha 
Thomas. He died in 1689 ; and she died Dec. 28, 1711, aged 72. 
Children : ^ 

Benjamin,'' b. Mar. 7, 1661. 

Sarah, b. Mar. 8, 1663; m. (1) Nov. 27, 1677, Thomas Hotchkiss; 

m. (2) Lieut. Daniel Sperry. 
William, b. Oct. 17, 1665. 
John, b. Jan. 20, 1667. 
Anna, b. Feb. 26, 1670; m. (1) Benjamin Lines; m. (2) Dr. Peter 

Carrington. 
13. vi. Alexander, b. Dec. 13, 1672. 



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vii. Tabitha, b. Nov. 12, 1G75; d. Dec. 15, 1675. 

14. viii. Mary, b. Jan. 7, 1677; m. (1) Aug. 24, 1693, Joseph Dorman; m. 

(2) Apr. 22, 1718, Beujamiu Wooden. 

15. is. Thomas, b. Sept. 21, 1679. 

16. X. Elizabeth, b. Mar. 24, 1682; m. May 19, 1709, Richard Sperry. 

5. Hannah^ Wilmot (Benjamin,^ Benjamin^) married first, Apr. 9, 

1667, Samuel Miles, who died Dec. 24, 1678; and married second, 
Sept. 20, 1681, Miles Merwin, Jr., of Milford, Conn. 
Children by first husband : 

i. Sajiuel Miles, b. 1668 ; d. the same year. 

ii. Abigail Miles, b. Jan. 3, 1670. 

iii. Samuel Miles, b. July 15, 1672; of Milford, Conn. 

iv. Stephen Miles, b. Dec. 5, 1674; of Derby, Conn. 

V. Theophilus Miles, b. Mar. 17, 1677 ; of Milford, Conn. 

Children by second husband : 

vi. Ann Merwin, b. Jan. 17, 1682. 

vii. Elizabeth Merwin, b. Jan. 10, 1683 ; m. Nov. 8, 1705, Joseph Treat. 

viii. Daniel Merwin. 

ix. Miles Merwin. 

6. Mary^ Wilmot, also called Mercy (Benjamin,^ Benjamin^), married 

July 15, 1679, Richard Bryan, of Milford, Conn. 
Children : 

i. Elizabeth Bryan, b. 1679 ; d. young. 

ii. Joseph Bryan, b. Jan. 15, 1682; d. Aug. 1, 1742; m. Mary Newton, 
iii. Elizabeth Bryan, bapt. Nov., 1685 ; m. Dr. John Durand of Derby, 
Conn. 

7. Elizabeth^ Wilmot {Benjamin^ Benjamin^) married John, son of 

Thomas and Rebecca (Turner) Mix of New Haven. He died Jan. 
21, 1711 ; and she died Aug. 21, 1711. 
Children : 

i. John Mix, b. Aug. 25, 1676 ; was thrice married. 

ii. Esther Mix, b. Dec. 25, 1678 ; m. Theophilus Munson. 

iii. Elizabeth Mix, b. Feb. 18, 1681 ; m. Aug. 4, 1713, John Atwater of 

Wallingford, Conn. 
iv. Joseph Mix, b. Dec. 18, 1684. 
V. Stephen Mix, b. Mar. 24. 1686. 
vi. Abigail Mix, b. Apr. 17, 1687; m. Sept. 7, 1709, Thomas Miles of 

Wallingford, Conn. 
vii. Mercy Mix, b. Apr. 16, 1692; m. Jan. 5, 1716, Ebenezer Ailing. 

8. Benjamin^ Wilmot ( William,'^ Benjamin^) married, Feb. 13, 1701, 

Mary Beecher. He died in 1728. 
Children : 

i. Hannah,* b. Dec. 9, 1701 ; m. May 30, 1723, James Thompson. 

17. ii. Benjaiwin, b. Dec. 1, 1703. 
iii. Ebenezer, b. Mar. 10, 1707. 

9. Saraii^ Wilmot {William,'^ Benjamin}) married first, Nov. 27, 1677, 

Thomas, son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Cleverley) Hotchkiss, who 
died Dec. 27, 1711 ; and married second, before 1714, Lieut. Daniel 
Sperry. She died in 1731. 
Children, all by fii'st husband : 

i. Samuel Hotcheiss, b. Sept. 7, 1680. 

ii. Sarah Hotchkiss, b. Feb. 18, 1683; m. Jacob Turner. 

iii. Anna Hotchkiss, b. Dec. 12, 1684 ; m. Samuel Johnson. 



iv. William HOTCH KISS, d. 1731; unmarried. 
V. Abraham Hotchkiss, m. Elizabeth Joliusou. 
vi. DoKCAS Hotchkiss, ra. Jolin Youngs of Soutliold, L. I. 
vii. Lydia Hotchkiss, m. (1) Ebenezer Johnson; m. (2) Sept. 15, 1736, 
Nathaniel Hall of Walliugford, Conn. 

10. William^ Wilmot (William,^ Benjamin^) married, Oct. 20, 1692, 

Mary, daughter of Jolm and Elizabeth Chidsey. He was a serjeant, 
and died Jan. 25, 1714. 

Child : 
i. William,* b. July 24, 1693; d. Aug. 29, 1693. 

11. JoHN^ Wilmot {William,'^ Benjamin^) married Sarah, daughter of 

John and Sarah (Smith) Clark. After his death, she married sec- 
ond, Feb. 7, 1733, Lieut. Daniel Sperry, as his third wife. 
Children : 

i. Sarah,* b, Feb. 26, 1695; m. Dec. 25, 1719, Nathaniel Sperry. 

18. ii. John, b. May 4, 1696. 
iii. Mercy, b. Feb. 3, 1698. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. Apr. 20, 1703 ; m. Dec. 8, 1724, Ebenezer Peck. 

19. V. Joseph, b. May 28, 1706. 

vi. Anna (twin), b. Feb. 11, 1709; m. Feb. 18, 1731, Joseph Sperry. 
vii. Rebecca Ctwin), b. Feb. 11, 1709. 
viii. Amy, m. Jan. 5, 1738, Obed Johnson. 

20. ix. Valentine, b. Dec. 14, 1713. 

12. Anna^ Wilmot (William,'^ Benjami-n}) married first, Benjamin, son 

of Ralph and Alice Lines, who died July 26, 1689 ; and married 
second, Dr. Peter Carrington of New Plaven. 

Child by first husband : 
i. Benjamin Lines, b. Nov. 8, 1689; removed to Norwalk, Conn. 

Children by second husband : 

ii. John Carrington, b. July 10, 1692; a physician; m. Deborah 
Thomas, widow of Abraham Hotchkiss. 

iii. Dan Carrington, b. Sept. 26, 1694; d. June 26, 1700. 

iv. Anna Carrington, b. Dec. 28, 1696; m. Ephraim Smith of Derby, 
Conn. 

V. Zebulon Carrington, b. Mar. 6, 1699 ; m. Sarah . 

vi. Y)XN Carrington, b. Dec. 9, 1701 ; m. Aug. 28, 1727, Hannah Tuttle. 
She m. (2) Capt. John Row. 

vii. Elizabeth Carrington, b. Nov. 16, 1704; m. June 24, 1731, Sam- 
uel Cooper. 

viii. Noaiidiah Carrington, b. Dec. 12, 1706; m. Hannah, dan. of Sam- 
uel and Sarah (Barnes) Moulthrop; lived in Woodbridge, Conn. 
Among his children was : Elias, the well-known physician, of 
Mil ford, Conn. 

ix. Sarah Carrington, b. Dec. 4, 1708; m. (1) Samuel Bowers of 
Derby, Conn.; m. (2) Mar. 22, 1737, Timothy Wooster. 

X. Lemuel Carrington, a physician; m. Esther ■, who d. Apr. 

19, 1745; d. in 1761. 

xl. Levinus Carrington, of Walliugford, Ct. ; d. 1770. 

xii. Riverius Carrington, b. 1716; a physician; m. July 7, 1742, Pene- 
lope Boardman,and removed to New Milford, Conn. She d. Oct. 
13, 1799, aged 78 ; and he d. Sept. 14, 1753, aged 37. (See Orcutt's 
" History of New Milford.") 

13. Alexander' Wilmot ( William,'^ Benjamin^) married Sarah, daugh- 

ter of Eleazer and Sarah (Bulkley) Brown. He settled in Southold, 
L. I., about 1697. 



Children : 
i. Sarah,* b. Jan. 12, 1696; m. Oct. 15, 1719, Abraham Bradley, 
ii. Mary. 

21. iii. Hannah, bapt, Dec. 10, 1699; m, (1) Elisha Booth; ra. (2) Mar. 27, 

1729, Obadiah Munson. 

iv. Hepzibah. 

V. Walter, b. 1709-1710; graduated at Yale College in 1734; was or- 
dained pastor at Jamaica, L. I., Apr. 12, 1738 ; m. Freelove Town- 
send ; d. 1744. 

14. Mary^ Wilmot {William,' Benjamin^) married fii-st, Aug. 24, 1693, 

Joseph, sou of Edmund and Hannah (Hull) Dorman, who died July 
27, 1712 ; and married second, Apr. 22, 1718, Benjamin Wooden. 
Children by first husband : 

1. Sarah Dorman, b. Apr. 14, 1694; m. (Joseph?) Wooden. 

ii. Joseph Dorman, b. Jan. 11, 1696; m. Feb. 24, 1720, Sarah Lines. 

iii. Mary Dorman, b. Oct. 15, 1698; d. June 11, 1711. 

iv. Hannah Dorman, b. Sept. 9, 1701; m. (1) Sept. 24, 1722, Samuel 
Gilbert; m. (2) Nov. 12, 1730, Israel Smith. 

V. Elizabeth Dorman, b. Feb. 17, 1704; m. (Joseph?) Ruggles. 

vi. John Dorman, b. Dec. 12, 1705. 

vii. Rachel Dorman, b. Feb. 15, 1708; m. (1) Nov. 20, 1734, Ambrose 
Ward; m. (2) Feb. 17, 1748, Moses Mansfield. ^. 

viii. Esther Dorman, b. Dec. 4, 1709; m. Nov. 11, 1731, Job Bishop. 

ix. Mary Dorman, b. Oct. 24, 1711, m. (1) Mansfield; m. (2) 

Ezra Johnson. 

X. James Dorman, b. Jan. 23, 1713 ; his will, made in 1736, before " en- 
tering on a vo3'age," mentions sister Mary Mansfield, brother Ben- 
jamin Wooden, Jr., and brother-in-law Job Bishop (New Haven 
Probate Rec, vol. vii, p. 54). 

Children by second husband : 

xi. William Wooden, b. June 23, 1718; m. Dec. 15, 1743, Katherine 

Carrington. 
xii. Benjamin Wooden, m. Dec. 1, 1745, Rachel Gilort. 

15. Thomas^ Wilmot ( William,^ Benjamin^) married first, June 27, 1705, 

Mary, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Thompson) Lines ; and mar- 
ried second, May 24, 1721, Sarah (Barnes), widow of Samuel Moul- 
throp. He was a captain, and was baptized in Woodbridge, Conn., 
June 3, 1748, when in his 69th year. 
Children by first wife : 

22. i. William, ■» b. May 4, 1706. 

23. ii. Ezekiel, b. Feb. 15, 1708. 
iii. DANaEL, b. May 26, 1710. 

24. iv. Thomas, b. Aug. 25, 1712. 

25. V. Asa, b. Apr. 11, 1716. 

Child by second wife : 
vi. Mary, b. Aug. 24, 1725 ; m. Feb. 1. 1744, John Beecher. 

16. Elizabeth^ Wilmot ( William,^ Benjamin^) married, May 19, 1709, 
Richard, son of John and Elizabeth (Post) Sperry. 
Children : 

i. Richard Sperry, b. Aug. 12, 1710; m. June 1, 1738, Elizabeth Brad- 
ley. 

ii. Reuben Sperry, b. Nov. 22, 1711. 

iii. Dorcas Sperry, b. July 22, 1713; m. (1) Aug. 16, 1733, Samuel 
Lines; m. (2) Mar. 28, 1745, John Shei-man. 

iv. Jabesh Sperry, b. Jan. 31, 1715; d. young. 



V. Elizabeth Sperry, b. Nov. 11, 1716; m. Jeremiah Osbora. 

vi. GiLEAD Sperry, b. Feb. 20, 1720 ; removed to New Milford, Conn. 

vii. Mabel Sperry, b. Sept. 27, 1723; m. Benjamin Bradley. 

viii. Eden Sperry, b. June 27, 1725. 

ix. Hannah Sperry, b. Apr. 21, 1727; d. young. 

17. Benjamin* WiLMOT [Benjamin,^ William,'^ Benjamin^) married, Dec. 

19, 1733, Abigail Skidmer of Stratfoixl, Conn. He died iu Water- 
bnry. Conn., June 21, 1768; and she died Dec. 30, 1770. 
Children : 

i. Hannah,^ b. Jan. 12, 1735; m. Nov. 15, 1753, Daniel Cressey of 

Bethlehem, Conn, 
ii. Mary, b. Dec. 11, 1736. 

ill. Benjamin, b. Dec. 27, 1739; d. Dec. 28, 1770. 
iv, Abijah, b. Apr. 30, 1742; ra. (1) Aug. 5, 1762, Ruth Hickox; m. (2) 

July 9, 1771, Trypher Castle. 
v. Reuben, b. July 24, 1745. 
vi. Amos, b. 1749; d. June 6, 1809. 
vii. Abigail, b. Mar. 22, 1751 ; m. in 1772, Thaddeus Bronson. 

18. John* Wil^iot {John^ William,' Benjamin^) married Dennis, daugh- 

ter of Ebenezer and Abigail (Dickermau) Sperry. He died in 1756, 
Children : 

i. Dennis,* b. May 9, 1723 ; m. Nov. 24, 1748, Andrew Bradley. 

26. ii. John, b. Feb. 17, 1729. 

iii. David, b. May 7, 1731 ; probably d. young. 

19. Joseph* Wilmot (Johii,^ William,'^ Benjamin^) married, Mar. 18, 

1731, Abiah Sherman. He lived in Woodbridge, Conn; and died 

in 1768. 
Children : 

i. Sarah, ^ b. Jan. 6, 1732; m. Dec. 25, 1751, Seth Downs, 

ii. Joseph, b. Dec. 14, 1733; probably removed to Stamford, Conn, 

iii. Martha, b. Apr. 4, 1736 ; m. Feb. 1, 1759, Ashbel Loveland. 

iv. Hannah, bapt. May 27, 1744. 

20. Valintine* Wilmot {John,^ William,^ Benjamin^) married Rachel, 

daughter of Isaac and Abigail (Cooper) Johnson. He lived in Wood- 
bridge, Conn. 
Children : 

i. Valintine,* b. Aug. 9, 1735, bapt. June 20. 1736; d. before 1753. 
ii. Amy, b. July 14, 1737, bapt. Aug. 14, 1737; d. soon. 

27. iii. Amy, b. June 15, 1739; m. Mar. 10, 1757, David Hine. 

iv. Experience, b. Sept. 18, 1741; m. Nov. 9, 1761, Enoch Terrel. 
V. Rachel, b. Aug. 11, 1743; m. June 15, 1763, Aner Ives, 
vi. Rebecca, bapt. June 30, 1745. 

28. vii. Eunice, bapt. Mar. 29, 1747; ra. Nov. 6, 1768, Isaac Hine. 
viii. Abigail, bapt. Jan. 22, 1749. 

ix. Lois, bapt. Sept. 30, 1750. 

29. X. Valintine, bapt. Sept. 30, 1753. 

30. xi. Walter, b. 1755. 
xii. Timothy. 

xiii. David. 

21. Hannah* Wilmot (^/ea;anc?er,^ William,'^ Benjamin'^) married first, 

Elisha Booth of Soutlioid, L. I. ; and married second, Mar. 27, 1729, 
Obadiah Munsou of New Haven, Conn. 



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Children by first husband : 

i. Elisha Booth. 

ii. Alexander Booth, b. 1725-6; m. Nov. 7, 1748, Sibyl Baldwin. 

Children by second husband : 

iii. Mary Munson, b. Feb. 6, 1730; m. Mar. 11, 1756, Josepli Doolittle. 
iv. Obadiah Munson, b. Aug. 27, 1731. 
V. Walter Munson, b. Dec. 25, 1733. 

22. William* Wiljiot {Thomas,^ William,^ Benjamin'^) married, Dec. 22, 

1725, Lydia Perkins. He removed to Oxford, Conn. 

Children : 

1. Rachel,* b. Apr. 16, 1726; m. May 22, 1749, Richard Smith, 

ii. Daniel, b. July 13, 1729. 

iii. Alexander, b. Mar. 3, 1732. 

iv. Lydia, b. July 23, 1734. 

23. Ezekiel* Wilmot [Thomas,^ IFiY/mm,^ ^en;■«»^^V) married Beulah 

. He died 1746; and his v^idow married second, July 28, 

1748, Jonathan Osborne, and married third, before 1757, 

Collier. 

Children : 

i. Mary,* bapt. Apr. 2, 1738. 

ii. Isaac, bapt. June 1, 1740. 

iii. Lemuel, bapt. Jau. 8, 1744; was a Tory at the time of the RevoUi- 
tion ; renioved to Canada, and was a major. A grandsou, Lemuel 
Allen Wilmot, was governor of New Brunswicli. 

24. Thomas* Wilmot {Thomas,'^ William,^ Benjamin^) married, Feb. 21, 

1731, Sarah Mansfield. 

Children : 

1. Rhoda,* b. Feb. 29, 1740. 

ii. Samuel, b. Mar. 6, 1742; m. Elizabeth Stores. 

iii. Daniel, b. Oct. 16, 1744; m. Dec. 21, 1768, Hannah Wooden. 

iv. Sarah, b. Feb. 6, 1747. 

25. Asa* Wilmot ( Thomas,^ William,'^ Benjamin}) married, in 1740, Sarah 

Johnson, who died in Waterbury, Jan. 24, 1804, aged 89 years. 

Children : 

i. Elijah, 5 b. Dec. 17, 1742; m. Hannah Hine. 

ii. Sarah, b. Apr. 10, 1745; m. Aug. 2, 1763, Levi Baldwin. 

iii. Asa, bapt. Apr. 10, 1748; d. young. 

iv. Thomas, b. Jan. 6, 1750; served in the Revolution. 

V. Asa, b. Aug. 6, 1752; m. Jan. 10, 1776, Esther Curtiss; served in the 

Revolution; d. in Cheshire, in 1804. 
vi. Amos, b. Feb. 29, 1756; served iu the Revolution, 
vii. Joel, b. Mar. 8, 1759; served iu the Revolution, 
viii. Elisha, b. Mar. 12, 1763 ; served in the Revolution ; m. Jan. 30, 1785, 

in Cheshire, Hannah Gladding. 

26. JoHN^ Wilmot {John,"^ John^ William,'^ Benjamin^) married. Mar. 13, 

1752, Rebecca Johnson, widow of Benjamin Perkins, who married 
third, Aug. 3, 1756, Samuel Thomas. 

Child : 
i. John,6 b. Feb. 9, 1753; m. Sept. 8, 1774, Sarah Taylor. 



27. Amt^ Wilmot ( VaBithie* John,^ William," Benjamin^) married, Mar. 

10, 1757, David Hiue. 
Child : 

i. Amy Hinb. 

28. Eunice^ Wilmot ( Valintine* John,^ William,'^ Benjamin^) married, 

Nov. 6, 17G8, Isaac Hine, who died Dec. 3, 1807. She died Dec. 
29, 1806, aged 60. 
Children : 

i. Chloe Hine, b. Dec. 8, 1769. 

ii. Eunice Hine, b. Apr. 10, 1771. 

iii. Isaac W. Hine, b. July 24, 1774. 

iv. MiLLiscENT Hine, b. May 9, 1777. 

29. Valintine^ Wilmot ( Valintine* John^ William^ Benjamin^) married 

Martha . He died in 1828. 

Children : 

i. John,® m. Asenath . 

ii. Nancy. 

30. Walter^ Wilmot ( Valintine,^ John,^ William,'^ Benjamin}) married 

Hannah . Family tradition gives her name as Preston. He 

lived in Bethany, Conn. ; and died in 1824. 
Children : 

i. Daniel,6 b. 1778-9. 

ii. Jonathan. 

iii. Walter, b. Jan. 5, 1782; m. (1) Sarah Clark; m. (2) Mrs. Louisa 

Cady. 
iv. Isaac. 
v. Laura. 

Vi. ROXANA. 

vii. Medad. 

viii. George Washington, b. June 2, 1797; m. Oct. 5, 1819, Rebecca 
Hitchcock. 

ix. JffANNAH, m. Hibbart. 

X. Allen. 

xi. Minerva, m. (1) Scovill; m. (2) A. A. Perkins. 



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