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Eiiitor "Boston Transcript," iSSt-l'i'Oti. i''' / 

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Dean of Berkeley Di\ inity School; FresiJent ct Cjr'.v.ecricat Hi.stotical society 

Registrar Coniiecticiit Society, Co!-n:ai Fm;;-.:,;, Member Conricctic'.it H'.s'orica! Society, 
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Historical Society. 

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John Jacob Enders was a na- 
ENDERS tive of New York state and 

resided at Glen, New York, 
where he was a merchant. He married Re- 
lis-l Ostrom. 

(II) Thomas Ostrom, son of JoJin Jacob 
Enders, was born in Glen, Xew 'I'ork, Sep- 
tember 21, 1832. He was educated in his 
native town and the }ileriden Academy, and 
at an early age worked on his grandfather's 
farm. At the age of seventeen he went to 
Connecticut and found employment in Aleri- 
deii. fie also worked for a time with George 
Rice & Co., dry goods, in New Haven, and 
mot with considerable success. IJe was em- 
ployed by Curtis L. Norili, of !Meriden. t!ie 
tir;t agent of the .-Etna Life Insurance Com- 
pany, as a solicitor, and thus became inter- 
ested in the insurance business. Three years 
later he removed to New York and entered 
the employ of tlic Aver\- Sev>ing .Machine 
Company. While there he made the acquaint- 
ance of the secretary of the ^Etna Life In- 
surance Company, and on his invitation wc'it 
back to Hartford, at the age of twenty-two. 
and entered the office of that company as 
ckrlc. In 1858, four years later, he was 
elected secretary, ser\ing until 1872, when, he 
became president. To his ability, industry and 
faithfulness was due largely the great success 
1-1 tliat business in Hartford. In his zeal for 
tlie advancement of his company his health 
became impaired, and in 1879 he was obliged 
to resign his position as president, although 
he Continued as a director. He had seen the 
con,|iany grow from $175,000 in 1854 to over 
S.25xxx).ooo in 1S79. In 1881 he accepted 
tlie presidency of the United States Bank 
"•f Hartford (then the United States Trust 
'.-"Pipany ), at a time when it was LHitlering 
''"-1 old losses, the stock being quoted 
at eighty. He remained in office imtii June 
I''. 1891, when he declined reelection, un- 
'•cr ins auniinistratlon the bank advanced 
^•ipKlIy, and at the close of his presidency 
w-.H !n percentage of surplus, value of shares 
•ind ^ratio of depsj-its to capital, far in ailva.-ice 
•■■ the nther banks of the cit}. Tvlr. Encl.-r,-, 
\\-'. - a kepi'.blican in politic;-, and repre.enrel 

the West Hartford district in the general as- 
sembly in 1889-91, serving on the committees 
on appropriations and banks. He was a di- 
rector of the ^Etna Eire Insurance Company, 
Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection S: hTiur- 
ance Company, Society for Savings. Diiiie 
Savings Bank, Charter Oak Bank and ■.aricus 
other financial institutions. He was a mem- 
ber of St. John's Lodge, F. and A. 2\l., at 
Hartford. He died June 21, 1894." With- 
out the aid of imluence or inherited wealth, 
he rose to a leading positic-n among the 
prominent business men 01 the siate. He 
was a man of wonderful business knov. ledge 
and ability, and a financier of sound judgment. 

He married, December 29, 1858. Harriet 
Adelaide, born March X2, 1835, daughter of 
Uer.nis and Harriet (Sloane) Burnham, and 
a lineal descendant of Thornas Eurniiani. Clni- 
dren : Harrv; .Harriet Euruhatn ; D-;. Thc/inas 
B.. and Tohn Ostn.Mu. 

(HI) Dr. fhonias B. Enders, son of Thom- 
as Ostrom Enders, was born in Hartford, Aiay 
14. 1S65. He graduated from the Hanford 
high, school and from Yaie College in the class 
of 188S. He studied medicine in tlie College 
of Physicians and Surgeon-- in New Yc'rk 
City, graduating in 1891. .\fter two years 
in the surgical div'sion of Bellevue ilospital. 
he was for a year in pri-'ate practice in New 
York, and in 1R94 returned to Blartford. 
where he has since been ciigaged in piactice. 
Dr. Enders is a metriHer oi the Societv C'f che 
Alumni of Bellevuc, and a fellow of the New 
York State .Society ; also of the Hartford 
City and County .Medical societies. He mar- 
ried Elizabeth T. Daly, of New Yuri: City. 

(HI) John (3sr.n:.m, son of 'Os- 
rrom Enders. was born in Hartford. De- 
cember 3, 1869. He was educated in tiie 
scliools of West Harrford and at 7'hiilins Ex- 
eter Academy. He was connected with the 
United States Bank at Hartford, resigning his 
position in 1804. He is a direccor of ih.e 
na Life Insurar.ce Compajiy, the Bfartford 
.Steam Boiler Insurance Co'.npany, the Charter 
Ciak Bank, L'nited State'^ Bank. Societv for 
.Savings, and Ditiie Sa\ii:g~ B-ank. In '.809 h.e 
served as a representative from West flart- 

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ford in the general assembly, serving on the 
finance committee. Me married, June 12, i8c>5, 
Harriet Goulden Whitmore. Children: Jolm 
Franklin, born February 10. 1897; Harriet 
Burnham, January 26, 1900; Ostrom. Septem- 
ber 19, 1902 ; Elvia, July 3, 1904. 

Messina Clark, born in Delaware 
CLARK county. New York, April 15, iSi i, 
married Julia Ann. daughter of 
Samuel Chatters. Children : Edward M.. mar- 
ried Hughes: Adeline J., living in 

France, married J. I. (rioodrich, has son. Clark 
Goodrich.: Julia Russell: Frank P. 

(H) Frank P., son of ?\Ie->ina Clark, was 
born in New Haven, May 17, 1833. He at- 
tended the public schools and the pri- 
vate school of John Lovell and the 
Ur. Thayer School of Poughkeepsie. New 
York. His brother Edward and he are 
occup»ied in the care and management of ex- 
tensive real estate and other investments. Ed- 
ward Clark has an office in the Washington 
building. Church street, Xew Haven. Frank 
P. Clark married, September 7, 1886. Eliza- 
beth 2^ lay. daughter of Arthur Hughes, of 
New Haven. Children : Elizabeth Jane. 
March 15. 1892: Messina, born July 21, 1895; 
child, died in infancy. 

Xicola Joseph ^lariani was 
^I.\RI.\XI born at Limatola. Italy, in 
1848, and has alwav.- resided 
there. He has made several \'isits to his son 
in this countrv. He married Maria Giaconiina 
Marotta, born also at Limatola, Italy, in 1848 
She died in 1901. Children: J. Jrihn W'.. 
burn. in. 1872. wlio came t(,i America in 1S95, 
entered the Yale L'niversity Law Sclnjol in 
189S, and was graduated with the dei^ree of 
P.achelor of Laws in T901 : he returned to 
Italv in 11)05 '"'''1 '^ ""^'^' praciicing Ia'.\- at 
Xaj les. Married Zina and has one 
child, Ciiacomina }*Iargherita. 2. Dr. 

nil Dr. Xicola ^^lariani, son of Xicihi Jn- 
scph and Maria Giacomina 1 Man 'tia 1 .Man- 
ani, was born in Limatola, province "f ilene- 
vento, Italy, Augu-t 3, i8r)8. He was well 
educated in a national cllege, b^'mg gradu- 
atfd with the flegree <>i L'achelor of Arts in 
1887. He studied medicine at the Royal Uni- 
versity of Xaples, Italy, and was graduated 
there will; die degree .'f Dnctor (.f .Med.icme 
in the class of 1803. He was sub-equently 
an inreruc at the ^ General Hospital of the c'ty 
of Xaples tor twenty--ix nv'iuhs. 1 fe nw.c 
to tlii- CMinitrv in .-vpiil. :8r,f,, and, after -tnd\- 
ing English tor a tim-, entered Vale Medical 
Schojl for post graduate study, remainiiig 
in i8(,'8-(;;<j, and at the same practicing 

anirng the Italian-speaking people of Xew 
Ha\en and \-icinity. He took the state ex- 
amination in .\pril, 1807, and began the gen- 
eral practice of medicine in Xew Haven. He 
is a member of the Cnnnecticut Medical So- 
cietv, Xew Haven Medical Association and 
American Medical .Vssociation, and from time 
ti> time has contributed to the various medical 
journals and periodicals of the country. He 
has a very large and interesting practice both 
in medicine and 'surgery. Of high character, 
culture and learning, he occupies a unique 
position in the city of Xew Haven. He was 
attracted to this ci'untry by a ■sincere love of 
its institutions and. as an A\ni--rjcau ciiizen. is 
zealous in the supp.ort of them and exerts a 
strong and wdiolesome ihlluence upon the la- 
boring classes of countr%-men in Connec- 
ticut, He lra> accomplish.ed much in the work 
of Americanizing the Italian immigrants of 
this section, and is counted among the rio-^- 
useful citizens of Xew Haven. He has at 
tliC same time helped the men of his owti 
race and strengthened the cnizcnship of his 
adopted country. To such men. '.vho aid most 
\n the amalgamation of the dive:-se races diat 
come to America, th.e nation owes a great ae'ot. 
He is th.e president of the New Haven iJrarich 
of the Societa Nazionale Dante .Mighieri for 
liie diffusion of the Italian langu:--ge ,in.' cul- 
ture. This society is prominent in Italy ar.J 
has branches in other countries wherever Itai- 
ian-sjKakir.g people are located in sr.ihci;r,t 
numbers in otlicr pai'ts of tiie worM. 

Dr. .\fariani is a ir.cmhtr of 'Yale Conclave 
of Heptasopli.. ^'o. 244, and of ^Vooster 
Lodge, Xo, 20, -'.ncient Free and Accepteci 
Ma=ons, of Xew Haven, His home an^i of- 
fice are at Xo, no Greene street. Xew Haven. 
\\dtile in Italy he served in tlie regviar ara.y 
a; a private in the ranks and ro-e to the ran'- 
of heuten.ant. .^le v, a^ subset luentiy a sur- 
geon in the Italian army. He m.^rried in 
XcM- Haven. 18.,-, Margarita, bo.rn a: Sant' 
.\,-eni... Italy, in 1871, daughter of John Spi- 
nelli'. The\ h;ive no cliildrcn. 

Dr. Manam was '-ecently n.,no;-e 1 in a man- 
ner of which he ma_\- well fvei pr judi. in 
.\pri!. toio, the King of Ual;. co.uerred upon 
Dr. Mariani tl^e title of Clievphct of tl^e 
Crown of [taly, as a mark of reMgnition •!: 
tiie services rendered h,y th.v d'Xtor in th;- 
country. That Dr. Mariani i- eminently de- 
serving of the 'lonor thus be-towe'.i upO!i hit:! 
was amply evid,v:nced at a hanquer given in 
his honor,' Tune 2, lOUM. bv his iVTow cio^ve;is 
on wl.ich occa^io^ (.nvcrnor \\'e<;:k-. Mayor 
Rice, Michael Riccio. consnlai- a-ent tor Lal\ , 
and a ho~t of distinguid'.id men were 
nresent, and united in tlieir pra'se of Dr. :da- 

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riaiii. t'lie A'l'Ti' Ila:rii Ezviiini:; /vi't^^w/r/- of 
I'lnc V 11)10. linil the toUmvinL;- editorial: 
■■\f\\ Haven doe^ well to evince its pride in 
pr. Nicola Mariarii. \vhc)se honor from the 
Wnj, "1 his fatherland retlects light on this. 
lii> adi'pted coinitry. A gentleman, a scholar, 
a man of mark, a physician of distinguished 
ahilitv. he is one among;' many of a race which 
is contributing distinct and considerable ad- 
\antage to this growing civilization. This 
c minumity does credit to itself in showing its 

Solomon Lucas, an honored and 
Ll'CAS prominent member of the New 
Lond':ni county bar. was born 
.\pril I. 1S35. in Norwich. Connecticut, sixth 
son of Samuel and Elizabeth (!Miles) Lucas, 
bi'tli of whom were natives of Trowbridge, 
Wiltshire, England. 

Air. Lucas was entirely a self-educated man. 
He was left an orphan when only ten years 
old and, with no provisioTi made for his sun- 
port, his life became one of toil upon the 
fann and in the factory until he attained the 
age of nineteen years. Nothing daunted by 
the fact that his ei'uication at this time con- 
sisted simply of what lie had been able to learn 
in the countr)- schools, he resolutely set about 
fitting himself for his chosen profession, tliat 
rf the law. liy studying evenings and teach- 
ing school he was enabled to take a course in 
the .\lbany Law School. af!er which he read 
law frir a time in the ol^ce of the Hon. John 
I . \\ ait. in Norwich, and was admitted to 
tb'- .\'ew London county bar in 1861, from 
V, hicji time to the ver}- moment of his death lie 
continued in active practice. Mr. Lucas' ca- 
reer at tlie bar was a successful and an hon- 
oraiile one. He was a thorciugh master of 
the deep-l}ing ])rinciplcs of law. and his un- 
tiring industry, his keen, insight, and his faith- 
tnlp.ess to tlie interests of his clients won for 
biin confidence and a place in the very front 
rcT?ks of the firofession. In the i)reparation 
ot cases he was painstaking to the last de- 
vice, and in their trial was forceful and alert, 
d' iSS() he was appointed state's attorne\- for 
New London count}-, an office for which b>^ 
'■'.!- adniirabh- fitted, and whi?h he held witli 
distinction until his death. His power as a 
cross-examiner ijf witnesses made him a ter- 
ror to evil-doers. He was fearlc.-s in the dis- 
'■iirffi'e of his duties, and although, at lie.irt 
i<ind and sympathetic, lie never rdlowed his 
'eelings to interfere with his strong sense 
"! justice. He deeply recognized the truth 
tiiat he stood, as the protector of the law- 
aiiiduig community agamst the criminal. I;i 
'^■"'i.', Mr. Lucas represented t!ie town of Pres- 

t(jn in the legislature. Although of the 
younger members, he won th.e approval of 
his constituents and gained recognition 
throughout the state. After this brief tc-m of 
ser\icc lie persistently refused to accept an\' 
pijlitical office, preferring to give his v.hole 
time and energy to the growing demands of 
his profession. As a citizen I\Ir. Lticas was 
eiUerjirising and ]iublic-spirited. He gave his 
services and keen penetration freely to the 
town, and his private enterprises were of a 
character to add to the general welfare. The 
same loyalty and devotion were shown in his 
relat'iius with the Second Congregational 
C'lii'.ich (jf Norwich, of which he was a mem- 
ber frir forty-two years. 

3.[r. Lucas married. June 22. iS6^. Eliza- 
l.ietli .\.. daughter of the late Hiram Crosby, 
of Norwich. His wife died ten years later 
and ho remained a widower to the close of his 
life. Two daughters. Nancy E. and Mary C. 
Lucas, survive him. 

The death of Mr. Lucas was extremely sud- 
fien, occurring Marcli 13. i'^*'). in the suiirerne 
court ri')om at Norwich, while he was in the 
full tide ''•i activity. It \vas felt 
as a pul.'lic bereave;nent and tn;aiy trilaurs of 
respect and admiration were o.4ered to his 
memory. Mr. Lucas \\as a man of siiinpie 
tastes, fi.ind of outdiior life and nature, but 
found his cliief pleasure in his home. Onl} 
th.ose who knew him intimately understO'.Hl his 
deep. afYectionatc nature. He was a man 'jf 
su)!erb physical and moral courage ani! the 
v.-orld is better f'lr his life. 

Timi'.tliy Keiley, iJescen.cant of 
KELLEY an ;incient and ilistinguislied 
family of this suni.-ime. was 
liorn. lived and died in Ireland. He was a 
farmer all his active life. He marrieil Lianna 
O'Neil. Among tn:ir children was Edward, 
mentioned belo\\. 

(11) Edward, son of Tinioth.y Keiley. was 
horn in the Parish Cullen, county Tipperary. 
Ireland, anfi received a gi lod common school 
educatii'U in h's native parisli in. private end 
naticmal scliijoL. He came ti> .\n-erica when 
a }oung man, in 1S49, ^"'^ located at Woi- 
cot'ixille, in the t. wn of Connec- 
ticut. He fouuii employment as a section 
I'.and on the railroad for a year and was then 
appiiinted baggage master and freight agent, 
a position he held, with fidelit;. and e^Tciencv" 
lor a ])eri(.>d >■; twenty-one years. He rc- 
signc'.l his position in 1871 to give liis atten- 
tion (o his private business. in iSfJj he 
started in the teamini;:'. truckincr and exjircss 
business anii his eiii,ri;\, faiilifulness atv! en- 
terprise hrrugiu him. a large measure . f sue- 



cess and pmsperity in busine>-. The hi^tcTV 
of Torrinyt' n -a\-i "he is jihout as well 
known as a!i\ oibw w.iv.t aliout W'olcuttville. 
Rec;nl.'irh- and as faithtull}' a- the da\'s co'.iic 
and f:;Li. he i- nn his truck or c\jires< wa^on 
delivering;- i^n, ..!-. and althnii^h lie i> a --er- 
vant c>f all, yet he rules the Icwn aec<rdin,L;' 
to the law of a certain honk he carries, as 
thoroUL;idv as thc>uyh he were Kinjj Edward 
the Eirst." 

He was alwa}S interested in pc>lilics and 
for a time served on the hoard of selectmen. 
He was his^hly respected by all his townsmen 
and universally popular with all classes of 

He married, in 1S57, at Terryxille. Connec- 
ticut, Catherine Dcnoxan. daughter of John 
and ^Lar^aret i Uurns i Di ■no\an. Children: 

I. Timotliy I'., h^rn June 15. 1858. died De- 
cember II. 1883. 2. John P.. (Jctober 11, 
1859, 'J'*^'-' Hecemher 8. i83>)- ,v .Mar^Mret 
Agatha, born l-'ebruary o. iS'>;. ilied Lictober 
t6. 1865. 4. Edward J., mentioned belo'.v. 5. 
Thomas P.. l:orn ^iay 10. 1861-;. died Sejitcm- 

ber 12, 1877. 6. William John, l^orn January 
10, 1S71. died October 25. 1875. 7. Terrence. 
who resides at Elizabeth. New Jersey. 8. 
Thoma- A., of Torrin;^ton. - ij. Jci-seph F.. of 
Tcirrin;;;ton. 10. I'rancis L!.. of Torrinyton. 

II. Mary, married T. F. R_\an, an attorney. 
living at Eitchtield. Crair.ectiout. 12. Ai^nes, 
married John ^b^ran. of New Haven. Con- 
necticut. 13. Katherine. of Ti^irrin.^ti-in. 14. 
Anna ?d.. of TorringtCin. 

(HI) Edward John Kelley. >on of Edward 
Kelley, was born in Torrin;;tcn. September 7, 
iSi.iG. He was educated there in the public 
schools and was associated in business with 
his father. He succeetled v> the express and 
trucking bu<ine>- that hi-; father e-tablished 
and conducted it until 1007 under h!> own 
name. It \\as then incor[)orated as the E. J. 
Kelley Compauw of which lie is presid.ent and 
general manager, and (if which Mi<s Anna 
Kelley is secretary and treasurer. The com- 
pany deals ill coal, wood and kur.ber and 
conduct> a general contracting bu-iness. in- 
cluding all kinils of exjire-s, truckii':g and 
freight transportaticn, emjilox'ing -ixty men 
regularl}- ar.d a hundred hi^.r>es. M'-. Kelley 
has a\>i} a farm of several huiuired acres in 
Goshen. He takes a pniniinent part in pub- 
lic affairs and has been an a^-essor of the 
town and member of the i.'iard ■■! burgesses 
for the boiviugh oi TorringtMn. He is a presi- 
dent of the Torrington llu-ine-^ .Men's Asso- 
ciation and second vice-presideiu of die Con- 
necticut State I'.u-iness AlenV A-M.ciation. He 
is a member of the Kuiglits of Ci:)iunibus and 
Bene\-oleut and Protective (~)rder of Elks of 

Torrington. In religion he is a Roman Cadt- 

He married. Januar}' 30. I'aT- Frances 
Eli/abeth, daughter of He:M-\ T. atid Sarah 
(^'ou^g! .Smith. Henr\- Smith, father of 
Henry T. Smith, was born in En,L;land, 
whence he went to Ireland and later to \m- 
erica; he married Catherine ( layniir, who died 
on the voxage to this countr}-. of ship fe\'er. 
Henry T. Smith settled in New Hartford, 
Connecticut, with his father. He has been 
engaged in the hardware business in that lijwii 
for fifty years. Children of Edward John and 
I-'rances Elizabeth (Smith) Kelle\- : M.-ry, 
Ijorn January 8. iyo8; Frances. I'\-liruar\' 2, 
H909 : Edward J.. Ma\- 4, njio. 

James Parker, immigra.r.t an- 
PARKER cestor, came from England !ie- 
fc're 1040, when be settled in 
Woliurn. .Massachusetts. ;md he was a ta.x- 
payer there as early as 1045. He was iirc-b- 
ably related to some of tl;e numerous otiier 
pioneers oi this surname, wii.j located in that 
secti<)n of the T'>s.\ colony, .-\biaham Parker 
at W'oburn. Job.n Parker, of W'oburn and Pil- 
lerica. who were brother-. an;l ])erbap< others. 
James Parker removed to Billerica aijcut 
[(')54. to Chelmsford, r\Iassachusett>. in i:>58. 
and to i.iroton in 1660. He Ciwned r.iglus in 
Groton and iiicreased his holdings of !?.nd b}' 
purchase until he v.-as the largest owner of 
real c-^tate and probably the wealthie;T pro- 
prietor ot that town. In binli town and cliurck 
he was prominent, a deaciMi of tlie clmrch. 
selectman of the toAii fr,-.;m TOG2 to io.hj. a 
period of nnjre than thirty vears. He '■■as 
also town clerk for a time. nK)dernt':ir of a!! 
the important Ui\^'n meetings of his (lav. chair- 
man of many impi.irtant committees to locate 
liighways, to lay t.ut lc>ts to the ivoprietors 
and to estabii-^h "iciwr. Ijoundaries. etc.. rejire- 
sentative to the general court in loi,:;. While 
living in Groton he was once elected a select- 
man of the adjoining town of Dunstable. .A. 
brave and sturd;.' Iiuiian lighter, he be,-..ime 
captain of the r,roton compan\'. His hcTiie 
was at ■^ome dista.nce from the pre.-eut vil- 
lage of Griiton. .Martin's pond. >o.;r,e- 
what distant from tlic lii'.4b\vay, siiaded and 
seclude'!, and ivi Xvive of it now remain^. .\ 
description i.)f ihe iK.imesiead is given in a 
recent jjuldication. but the hou>e therein de- 
scril;ed must b.a\ e bel"n„ed 10 a later genera- 
tion. -\ small part of the original hon)o--toad 
plot was stir. oAiied. at !a>t account- l-y de- 
scer.dants at ''in^ton. He "v\'.ied a b'lr^e part 
of Half-moon Meadi'W. He 'lied .igcl e)uiu\- 
three years. He marric'l ' iirst I May 2N. 1714. 
Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Lon-, of 



Cliarle^town. Massachusetts: (second) Eunice 

. Children: j-^Hzaheth, born April 12, 

1645. at W'oliUrn: Anna.}- 5, 1040-47; 
John. Januar\ iS. 10411; Sar;i'i. .\u.qiist 29, 
1050, tlied yoiuiL; : Kwcph. iurn in W'oburn, 
1651 : James. April 13. 1052. killed at I'.iller- 
ica by the Indians. July 27, 1094 : Josiah. 1655 : 
Samuel, about 1657: Joshua, March 3, 1O58, 
at Chelmsford: Zachariah, January 14, i05<k 
Eleazer. mentioned below. Thirty years after 
the birth ot his youngest child liy the first 
wife, he had l.iy his second .wife. Eunice, as 
shown by his will and the town records, a 
daughter Sarah, born December 12. 1697. His 
will is published in full in Dutler's '"History 
of Groton." 

(H) Eleazer. son of Jame~ Parker, was 
born in Groton, Xovember 9, 1667, and mar- 
ried Mary . Children, born at Gro- 
ton: Anna. April 17. 16S6: Eleazer. Septem- 
ber 25, i''i95 : IMary. July 21. 1697: Zachariah. 
mentioned l)el;<w : Thomas. Decemlier 7. 1700; 
xdehitabie. June 6. 1702: Elizabeth. May 21, 

I ni ) Lieutenant Zachariah Parlcer, son of 
Eleazer Parker, was born at Groton. Janu- 
ary 29, 1099. He married (first) at W'esti'n. 
^Massachusetts. August 11. 1731. Reliecca 
Parks, who died June 11. 1748. He married 
(second) at Mansfield. Connecticut, (X-tober 
2(5, 174S, Peace Ames. He settled at .Mans- 
field, where many of his descendants have 
lived. Children of hr>t wife. Ijorn at \Veston: 
Zachariah, C)ctober 2-. 1732: Ephraim. men- 
tioned below: Jame?. born in Dutchess county. 
X'ew York. .\uQU-t 18. 1740. Children of 
second \vife. bi;)rn at }dansfield: Mary, July 
2. 1750: Daniel. (">ctol)er 5. 1751, died August 
-5- ^~'ji' Eleazer, }irarch 10, i; 
Eebruary 4, 1756; Lo\e. August 
Sarah. .V.nemljer 17. 1730: Ji'Im Keith. Aju-i! 
4. 1703, died April 13. 1763: Rachel. February 
2. 1703. 

( I\' I Epiiraim. -■ m of Lieutenant Zaclia- 
riah Parker was horn at We-ton. Ma^sacliu- 
setts. ( )clol».r 1. 1733. and came wb.en a child 
with his parents to Man.-tieW. Tolland county. 
Connecticut. He marriei! r)elii-rah Sargent. 
Chil(!'-en. li-jrn ai 2\lanstie!J: Pliinea-. July 2, 
1737: Rebecca. .\u;.;ust [.|, 17311: James, 
March 8. I7*'.2: .\nnie. April 10. 17'- 14: L*e- 
borah. July 21. 17(16: Jerusha, July 14. \-C<?-: 
Ephraim. nie:itii'ned below: Zacli;iriah. Mav 
'*'• '^lll'- Xathan. September 3, 1776. 

( \") Ephraim (2). son of Ephraim 11) 
Parker. \\a- b.;>rn at Mansfield. Connecticut. 
Xovember 10. 1770. He attended the di-tnct 
schiiols and v.cjfked <^n his father's farm at 
i.lanstiekl. Shortly after his marriage he 10- 
crue-d at Wiilim^trjii. Ti.illand countv. (7onner- 


ticut, and engaged in tiic manufacture of 
clocks, spoons, etc. .\fter abcut iSiS lie re- 
mo\ed to DiibsoiuiUe, a \illage ir. the town of 
\'eriioii, wliere he conducted .a hotel, where 
he died at an advancetl age. His wife di^'i ar 
the age of sever.tx'-three. He was acci,iuiie';d 
a mechanical genius. He niarried Lucy Prior. 
Children: Augustin, a machinist and in\eri- 
tor. married (~)li\-e Siuirk^. and had Augustin 
P... cashier of the Co-i_i[icrati\e ,'^avings So- 
ciety of Rockville, Connecticut: Lucius, men- 
tioned below; Ephraim: Joseph; William;. 
Jerusha: Lucy; Almena and Emeline. 

(\'I) Lucius, son of I-'phraim {2) Parker, 
was born at W'illington. Connecticut, and edu- 
cated there in the public schools He was 
employed w hen a young nrcw in the factor)- of 
the famous Peter Dob^on. Fur a time he 
manufactured on his own account at Hop 
River, Connecticut. He reino\-ed to ?>ianci!es- 
ter, Connecticut, where lie built a mill and 
manufactured yarns, twine, cutton warp- and 
sheetings, building up a large and p;-or",t:il:ile 
business and continuing in .ictive Inisiness un- 
til his death in 1888. d-nring a period of nearly 
forty years. He was not only the pioneer 
manufacturer at ^Lanchester. beg'inning in 
1846. but one of the con|:)etent. successful and 
prominent men. His '.nisine^s was incorpor- 
ated as the Mutual >[anufacturing Company 
of Manchester and he built and conducted 
the P.icifie 'MilL at ]\Lanchester Green. Pa 
])olitics lie was a Derriocrr.t. He married 
f fir.>t ) Pathsh.eba P.elcher. born in W'appiiii, 

Connecticut. He marriedi second) . 

Children of tir-.t wife : Rienzi Belcher, ircn- 
tioned below: -'\.dell'en C. memii.'ned leliw'. 
Child of second .\ ife : Alir.nie L.. :iow iix ing' 
in P.osto.i. 

(\d[) Rienzi I'.elche'-. s^.n of Luciu- I'ar- 
Icer. was Ijoni at South (roventrw Connec- 
ticut. February 13, 1838. As soon as lie lea 
the pulilic .-chocls. lie bega;i to work in his's cotton mills n- ?\Iar,chester. Fri.'m 
18(5(3 to [8go he ^.^;l^ mar.ufacturiiig cott n nt 
\'erni"n. Connecticut. Since then he h:is re- 
sided in Hartford. C':!nriectieut. In .'lay. 1803. 
he was elected president of the Hartf.:ird Li:'e 
Insurance Conipan\' and he r.eid this hi ni ar- 
able and im})'_'rtant .-)tfice ii>r sc\cn years. He 
is a director of the Fir-t X;'tii>na! P.ank- of 
Hartford and '^f the Security L..^.mpany .>f 
that cit_\-. His home is . mi Farniinuti.'i; a\enu^. 
He married, in r^ei' i8os. Emma ."-■. 
D.-.bson. daughter of Hon. J. dm" ^. D.-bvin, 
of \'ernon. Ciainecticut. -t.ate senator m 1S32 
;inil incumljent f r: .111 tinio \c\ ti'ne i.f \;in' '.;s 
other offices of tru-t and li.v.'.r.r. Her graiid- 
fatlier, Peter Diib-i-in. came from Preston. 
England, and established ^ne >.>{ the first cot- 




ton mills in Connecticut. He was a imtcil 
niatliematician an.l geologist, a recog'nized au- 
thority on the glacial ])erio(l. Cliiklren 01 Mr. 
and Mrs. Parker: Joiin nobson, nnrricil 
Edith, dau.uluer of the late !)■-. i'. V\'. l'.!l>- 
wortii : Julia W., married C'lJlnis W. Hen- 
ton; Lucius R., married Marie .An.toinetta. of 
Turin, Ital_\. anil she died in lune. 1902. 

(\"II) Adelbert C. Parker, brother of 
Rienzi P.elcher Parker, and son of Lucius Par- 
ker, was born I-'ebruary 1('>. 1844, i" Manches- 
.ter, Connecticut. He spent his youthful years 
in Manchester and was educated there in the 
public schools. lie learned the cotton manu- 
facturing business in his father's mills and re- 
mained in that business until 186S. when he 
came to Bridgeport an<l devoted his attention 
to real estate. Since 11)07 h^ '''^^ been retired 
and has made his home with his daughter. 
Mrs. Harding. In politics a Republican, he 
served two terms as alderman of the Eleventh 
district of Bridgeport. He married, in 1868, 
Jennie .Andrews, horn Decemlier 7. 1843, in 
Bridgeport, only daughter of .Mi Andrews, a 
native of ^^'allingford. Connecticut, who came 
to I'ridgeport and was prominently engaged 
in real estate Inisiness there until he died in 
1887. Her mother was Ruth A. 1 Curtis) .An- 
drews and she was the rmh- child of Ira and 
Lucy Curtis, of Bridgeport. Children of ^Ir. 
and Mrs. Adelbert C. Parker; Alice, died 
aged two years ; Ruth .Ann. mentioned below. 
j\[rs. Parker died Januarv 21. 1906. 

(VIII) Ruth Ann. daughter of Adelbert C. 
Parker, was born Alax" 28. 1876, at Bridge- 
port. Connecticut. She married, in 1806. Jo'.ui 
Studwill Mead, a real estate broker, of Bridge- 
port, who died in 1907. She married, Janu- 
ary 12. igii. Harvey Harding, presidcni of 
the Biinbridg^e & North Eastern Railroad 
Companies of Georgia, having offices at At- 
lanta and Xew Haven. Mr. Harding has for 
sonie years resided n; Xew Haven. Connecti- 
cut, at the L'nion League Ckib. during part 
of the year, and spending hi- winters in the 

William Di^bb- was Ijorn in Xew 
DOBBS \>prk City of an old colonial fam- 
ily and English an.cestry, in 1718. 
He died in his native cit}'. September 6. 1781. 
and was buried in Trinity church.yard. Broad- 
way. He married Catherine \'an Size, born 
in X'ew York City, Januarv 2^. T710, I'ied 
May 4, 179Q. Children: .Ann." Polly. Cadi- 
erine, V.'illiam. mentinne'l below, and eight 

(II) William (2i. son r,i V\'illiam (i) 
Dobbs. was born in Xew York City in 1757. 
died January 30, 1829. He was a soldier in 

the reviihuion in the rirsi P.cgiincnt, Xt?vv 
York Line, Colonel <.ioose \'an Schairk. He 
married, June 17, 1777, L'nmia Hoyt, born 
i7(>o. died (Jctdl'er 15, 1S54. Chiidre:'.: t. 
\\ ilHaiu, burn Septeriiber 17, 177S, died Max 
30. 1S04. 2. Joseph, January 18. 1781, died 
-April 16, 1813; married Anna Rcail; tlisir 
eldest chikl. Alary .\., born August 2;!i, 1807, 
died January II, 1890, married George Crane 
A lecher. 3. Betsey, December 11, 1782, died 
December 3. 1869. 4. John, Xoven.iber 4. 
1784, died December, 1872. 5. Oliver, Feb- 
ruary 8, 17S7. 6. Russell, Alarch 29, 1789, 
died Alarch 13. 1879. 7. Rachel, December 
22. ijt)2. died September to. i8a8, 8. Cath- 
ciine. DecemlxM- 2I1, 1794, died Xovetribor 23, 
1883. 9. I'rania. 14, 1797, died Feb- 
ruary, 1S75. 10. David, Alarch 14, 1799, 
mentioned below, died February 8, 1870. 

(Ill) David, youngest of the ten children 
of William (21 Doblis, was born Alarch 14, 
1799, died I-"eljruar_\- 8, 1870. Pie v^■as very 
prominent ;n the Masonic bt'dies of Dan- 
bury, and was one of the organizers and. the 
first to sign tlie charter of the First Hatters' 
Benenccnt Si.ciety. now known as the United 
Hatters of X'orth America, with thousan^is 
of members. He was twice married, his first 
wife being Maria Pluli. Four children were 
born to the couple; Theodore. Elizabeth, 
Louise. Frederick, mentioned bolow T'ie 
second wife of Da\iJ. Dobbs was Alartha 
Phillijis, Vidio survived hi;u. 

I lA' ) Frederick, son of David Dubbs, was 
born at Danbur}-, Connecticiu, Janiiaiy 4, 
1835. died there August 5, i~^95. He 
educated, in the common sciiools and was a 
hatter Yiv trade. In early life lie learned hi- 
trade in X'ew York Cit\' aii'l became very 
skillful in making" silk hats. fie married, 
December 21, 1S50, Sarah R. Bennett. Chil- 
liren : William F.. mentioned below- ; .Snspn. 
born at Danbury, died there in infancy, Jan- 
uary 2y. i8<''i5. 

(A') Willi;'-,!! P.. son of Fred.rrick D.-^bbs. 
was boin January 20. iSrit. at Danbur,. Pie 
attended the j'uldic schools and higii scb.ooi 
of Danbury. In 1876 he entere'i tlie employ 
of the Danburx A\':..-s- and has continued, on 
that paper, with slight intermission, until the 
present time In iO(-)o he went to Dayto:-), 
('ihi(-), as aflvcrti-ii!g i!!anagcr of the Xa- 
tional Cash Regisicr C"nipany. After one 
seas.!-,! ir, that ca;).-icity he returned to Da:i- 
bur\ and resumed a positinii as superin'er!.'- 
ent with the A'l'Ci-. and at the same time e'- 
tablish.ed the Dobbs Ail\ (."ti-irg .Agencv. 
w-hich he has built up to a hig'i -tand:;rd in 
the business wnrld. -siiecially in the g.?nerai 
new-spaper ad\ erti-irig held. He attends to 


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tlie advertising;' of nearly all the most pruiiii- 
ncnt local niercluints. also of the famous Dan- 
hury Fair, and has a part in neari\- all the 
puhlicity tor which Danbury is noted. Pie is 
vice-president and treasurer of the Danbury 
Square Box Company. He is a director of 
the Danbury lUisiness Men's Assiiciation and 
chairman of its publicit}' committee, belongs 
to all the Masonic bodies of Danbnrv and to 
Pyramid Temi^le, Mystic Shrine, of Hridge- 
port. Tie is an Elk and a member of the 
Royal Arcanum, and a member of the Dan- 
bur\- Club. He is a Methodist, and in poli- 
tics a Ixepublican. He married, April iq. 1S82. 
Katherine M., daughter of Harris anrl Sarah 
( Keelcr) Eames at West Haven. Connecti- 
cut. Three children were born to them: i. 
Frederick Eames. born at Danbury. Janu- 
ary 2/. 1S83, now holding a responsible posi- 
tion with the Standard Oil Company, in 
Brookl}'n. New York; married. July 9. K304. 
!Marie Cromwell, at Drr)okiyn. New York; 
cliiidren: Marie Cromwell, born April 15. 
1905; Natalie, June 11. 1906. 2. Edward 
Harris, born at Danbury, !May 27, 1SS8. now 
a member of the New York Produce Ex- 
change. T,. Mabel R.. born at Danburv. lune 
18. 1892.' 

Albert Frederick \\'intter, 
WTNTTER late secretary, treasurer and 

general manager of the Con- 
necticut Breweries Ci.>mpany, and for manv 
years a well-known resident and successful 
business man of Bridgeport, was a nati\"e of 
Stuttgart. W'urtemberg, Germanv, born No- 
vember 7. T84J, son of Dr. \\'illiam and Tar- 
lotta Wintter, and grandson of Dr. William 
Wintter. all of whom were natives of Stutt- 
gart. Wurtemberg, Germany. The famih- 
were originally of Sweden, but have made 
their home in German}' for the past three 
lumiireu years, their history being interwoven 
with that of both Sweden and Germany. 
Many members of the family were profes- men. Dr. ^^'intter ( father 1 was a ver\- 
prominent phvsician in the city of Philadel- 
phia, I'ennsyh'ania, taking up his residence 
there in 1S48, and he continued in the prac- 
tice of his profession until his death at the 
age of fifty-nine years. He was the father 
of ei^ht children, one nf whom is lixing at 
the present time (1911"): L}dia, w ido\'.- r.f 
John I'enz. who was the tivst man to op.r^.te 
a hrewery in Connecticut, operating what is 
now known as the Coiuiecticut Brev.-eries : 
after his death his widow returned to Ger- 
many. Nev.-s was receivedi from Stuttgart, 
V\'urte;nberg, Germany, of the death of Dr. 
\\'iriiani Wintter, brother of the late Albert 

I". Wintter of Bridgeport. The deceased 
was well known here and his death will be 
regretted by many friends. He was about 
seventy }-ears of age. r)r. Wintter fcT manv 
ye;irs had an extensive medical clientage in 
Phdadelphia, but retircfl from active practice 
in r8Q0, when he took up his residence in 
Stuttgart, where he Sjjcnt his last da\s in 
medical study and research. The funeral of 
Ernest Frederick Wintter took place from 
the late residence of his brother. Albert F. 
Wintter, 313 Seaside avenue. Mr. Wintter 
was ver}- well known here, having entertained 
so hospitably at "Frohheim." the comitry resi- 
dence of the Wintters in hong Hill. For 
the last eight }'ears he resided in Newark, 
New Jersey, where he died March i, 191 1, 
after a long illness. 

Albert F. Wintter was educated in the 
schools of his native place, and at the age of 
thirteen years joined his father ir, Idiiladci- 
phia, Pennsylvania. Not Ijeing satisfied with 
the advantages offered in that ciry, after a 
resid.ence of a few years, he crossed the plains 
to California in a prairie schooner. Fle then 
went to Nevada, where he resided in Carson 
Ciry and in \'irginia City, engaged in min- 
ing, anil made and lost several fortunes. 
While west he was a jnember of the United 
States Cavalry, and at the outbreak of tlie 
civil war embarked in the service of carrv- 
ing the niail across the plains. On the death 
i.'f liis brother-in-law. John Benz. in 1871, 
Mr. Wintter came to Bridgeport. Connecticut, 
at the request of his sister, to take charge of 
the brewery formerly conducted by her late 
husband. Two years later he purchased 
sister's interest in the brewery. By good man- 
agement he increased the capacity and value 
of the plant imniensely, and in 1882 he formed 
a partnership with the late John H. MclMahon 
and Peter W. Wren, the firm becoming known 
as .\. Wintter & Company, brewers. I^ater 
this compajiy was consolidated witii the ]\Ieri- 
den Brewing Company, which now fmn-.s the 
Connecticut Breweries Company, in the 
agement of \','hich Mr. Wintter plaved so 
pronunent a part. Mr. Wintter wa-' the smd 
of honor ami his word was as good as his 
bond. He was 'One of tlie best known men in 
his section of the .-tate. and his honor and 
integrity in all business transactions won for 
hini. a large circle of friends and actiuair.t- 
auces \v!"io loved and resir.erte'l him. and bv 
\vhom he is sadly missed sir.cereiy 
mourned. FTe was generous to a fault and 
contributed large sums to charity, also aidnig 
many less fortunate in business, hut with, char- 
acteristic modesty kept his identity in the 
background. He at one time represented the 



old fourth ward in the comnion council, ren- 
dering- vaUiaMe ani.l et'ticient >cr\"icc in that ca- 

Mr. Wintter married, in 1875, Pauline K,. 
only daughter of the late Godtre-- and L'iiris- 
tiana C. \'eit. She survives him. as do aKo 
three children, as follows: i. L\(lia. who has 
traveled extensively ; married Clarence B. 
Payne, a promoter of various enterjirises in 
New- York and Boston. 2. Wilbert. a gradu- 
ate of a niilitarv academy and alsi") of Wes- 
leyan Uni\ersit\. 3. Cora, a graduate oi Curt- 
landt School and ex-member of Smith Col- 
lege (1910). The children reside with tlicir 
mother, and all are members of the South 
Congregational Church, Bridgeport. Air, 
Wintter passed away at his ln.une, 313 Sea- 
side avenue. Tkidgeport. ?\larcli lo. lOOJ. 

l\Irs. Christiana C. A'eit. widow of Godfrey 
Veit, and mother of ^Nlrs. Pauline K. ( \'eit ) 
Wintter, passed away at her home in Ra-t 
Bridgeport, where she had resided ior over 
half a century, being one of the oldest German 
residents of the city. For many years she 
was connected with the Bridgep'~>rt Protestant 
C)rphan Asylum, being a tr.enibcr of the bl;^ard 
of managers, and shortly before her death 
ha\-ing been made an honorary memlier. She 
was a charter member of the German Re- 
formed church of Bridgeport, and was ac- 
tivel}- identified with many local charities. 
During the cii,-il war she tO'ik an acti\e part 
in the auxiliary work which wa- carried, on 
in the northern cities. supplyi;ig linen for 
bandages arid other hospital supplies for the 
wounded. Pier demise ;r.oi\rne'l by a 
large following of friends an. I aci|',iaintances 
alx>ut the city, she beir.g w-eli known ami 
highly respected. ]\Ir. \'eit was a carriage 
maker in Bridgeport, He learned his trade 
in Germany, and subseciuentl; came to tlie 
United States where he conducted bu~incs> 
for many years, up to his death at tli>,- age of 
sixty-two. being rme of th.e repie--e!Uaii\-e 
business men of Bridgep'Tt. His wife ■lied 
at the age of eighty years. They w-ere the 
parents of five children: I'auline K.. wid.-i\v 
of Albert F. Wintter: Henry I-'., a prr.iinnci't 
merehant of Bridgep'--^rt. eng;;L;ed in the cloth- 
' ing business: Robert J., a re-ident of Bridige- 
port : Theodore, who diedi in German;., :i 
child who died loung. 

Thi-- W'];r,.-'t f:i;i',ii\- came frr.m 
WILirOT good old Engl!>n' .-tock. :i!id 
was closely allii-i; tL> tlu- Eng- 
lish nobilitv. being a lineal descendant of Sir 
Jo!m Eardiy Wilniot. 

( P) Dr. .^aiviuel Wilniot wa- a surgeon in 
the I'.ritish arnv.-. He came to America dur- 

ing the revolutionary war, being taken pris- 
oner at the battle of Bunker Hill, Befoie 
an was eft'ecred he met Gen.erai 
Washington, a:id became ins ardent admirer. 
Dr. W ilmot was a man of prominence in his 
profession, and served as surgeon to the king. 

(II) Dr, Robert Wilmot, son of Dr, Sam- 
uel Wilniot. was born at Exeter, England. 
He was a graduate of Eton College in Eng- 
land, and a physician and surgeon by profes- 
sion. He came to America in 1837. brin^iug 
his famil}-, four sons, one of whom \ias 
drow-ned iluring the vovage, and one davigliter, 
Eliza Eardiy Wilmot. ' He followed theMlud.- 
son ri\er and Erie canal fron"! Xtw York vo 
Indiana, where he boiigh*; and settled on a 
farm. He continued to practice c\a(\ study, 
and in the course of his researches, \vherc sev- 
enty-three }ears of age, made an imj^ortant 
discover\- e.f the functions of tl;e brain, and 
published, a beiok- i-jn the brain.. After his 
death his jon Robert cond.ucted the farm, 
which was soUl a few- \ears later, wiien. Rob- 
ert and his widowed motlier removed to 

(III) Samuel Rns<ell„ son of Dr, Rol.iert was born in Engiatid, Jul) jS. 182.), 
died in I'.ri'igep'-ir'-. Connecticut, T'Vbn.i;iry 4, 
18^7. He ca'.ne co tliis coimtry with Ids par- 
en:<. residing during his yotUh on his fath- 
er's farm. He atter.cled tl-.c local school-, but 
wa--- largclv seif-educated. He wr.s by nature 
a vig(-irous. manly, self-reliant character, and 
being jirjssesse'I of great inventive ai.iility bt- 
came a skillful machinist and manufacturer. 
His trend, of min.i w-as essentially niechanical 
and inventive, and durhig his life be obL.uiitd 
about one patents for his inver.iions 
from :he L'nited States g\-ivern!i-ient. many 
of which were patented in F.ngiand- and ..tlier 
foieign ce>nntries. His first conspicuou- iii- 
\ention w a.s a portable steam sawing mach.ine 
for felling- fi-irest trees and saw-ing them into 
hmiber in an incredib!\- ^hort space of time. 
Pi. w;;s kiiou:', as the Wilmot Steam Saw, aiul 
it added greatly to the wealth, of the country 
by n';d-:ing available timber chat was formerly 
inacce---'^i!)le to the w.-iter-powcr mills or w-ater 
coui-:-es, Xatharie' Wheeler and }dr, H ^ugh, 
of Waterto\'. n, were interested m tlie manii- 
factm-e and devcLii'imenr of this -nver'tirin. 
The machines '.vere easily mo\-ed from one 
li'cation tii auiiiher. At the outset the)- \vere b'y i'~,-rirb;u-iks iS,- Con1pan-^ , or 
Brooiklin. New York, (.11 w-hich concern Mr. 
Wilmot \\:i.- a meriber, havir.g ■surrcnd.ere'.l 
his ])atent-^ for the trcUi-fer of their estinvatei 
\ahie in the capital '-took of the company. 
Paier "U disaster came to ti;c compan".-. and 
liie entire thing, with the patent^, passed 


tliv hands of parties in Xew Orleans, Louis- 
iana. Air. W'ilniot tlicrch}' inceting' with a 
i-rii>hin>^ reverse in his earl\- Irasiness career. 
This experience came in iSjii. but had little 
ert'ect njion liis indomitable will, as he soon 
turned his attention in diher lines and his 
inventive s;enius was ne\er at rest. A pronii- 
nent business at this time was the manufac- 
ture of hoop skirls out of whalebone, but the 
material soon became too scarce, to meet the 
re(iuirenients of the business, and Mr. \\'il- 
niot conceived the idea of substituting; steel 
spring metal for whalebone, which provei.l so 
successful that he derived a large and profit- 
able income from it. the result oi which gave 
him the financial basis for the more extensive 
business enterprise that followed. It was in 
1859 tli^it he started a brass business in Brooi-;- 
l\n, Xew York, soon after taking with him 
a vounger brother. Daniel \\'. Kissani lie- 
came his bookkeeper, ani,! later on he put a 
small amount of money into the venture, with 
the privilege of withdrawing it in. a year if he 
so desired. But the prosperit} of the business 
warranted a larger plant, and in 1S65 they 
removed to Bridgeport. Conr.ecticut. and or- 
ganize.! the Bridgeport Bras^ Company. All 
the plans for the new pla:it and provision for 
its prospective possibilities were arranged for 
and drawn by ?irr. ^^'llmot"s own brain and 
hand. He was president of the company for 
many _\eais, Mr. Kissam beiui;- secretary. 

-\fier retirement from active connecti'pu 
with the Bridgeport Brass Comr'any. .Mr. ^^"i!- 
mot spent several years in experimenting with 
details for larger schemes, meanwhile patent- 
ing various small inventions that brought him 
n.iany thousaiuls of dollars. He concentrated 
his thoughts upon a new caloric engine u-itli 
a system of tubing suggested by the intesti- 
nal principles of the human body, and \\d'ii!e 
constructing a large model of it there came a 
necessity for steel of different quality than 
he could buy. and a need for tubing with a 
seam so perfect that it must be invisible. From 
this grew a large business and the postpone- 
ment of liis larger scheme. After si.x }"ears of 
hard work and much expenditure of money, 
he had completed a cold rolling mill for steel, 
all the details being done under his personal 
supervision arid according to original ideas 
of his own. In 18S4. he organized the \Mlmoc 
and Hobbs Manufactu.ring C"nipan\- : former- 
ly known as the firm of Wilmot. Hobiis & 
Company, which business was established in 
1877 ^'y -dr. Wilmot: in 1804 -^ti". Hobbs sold 
out his entire interest. The list of this firm's 
entire products is a long caie. Bessemer, open 
livanh, and the celebrated "■Swedch" steel, 
billets, bands, sheets ami strips for pressed, 

stamped and drawn work, anti-rust, copper- 
izeil, ami nickel-jdated oilers, lamps, engineers" 
ami steamboat sets, bicycle tubing and nickel- 
plated stove edge aii'l ring trimmings, inav 
be mentioned among tliem. 

For a number of }ears these works were 
conducted tin the d.epartnieutal jdan, and the 
hcit rolling department was deserving of spe- 
cial mention. This was advantageoush' lo- 
cated on a branch track of the Xew York, 
Xew Haven & Hartford railroad. Here, each 
year, the company received its raw materials, 
thousands of tons of domestic and forei;,;! 
billets, these to be cut by enormous shears 10 
the desired size and weight, heated in large 
gas furnaces capalile cf turning out one hun- 
dred tons [ler da\', passed to and fro througli 
the hot rolling mill train, operated by engines 
of some fifteen hundred horse-power, and thus 
turned into bands and plates. A portion of 
the annealing and pickling of hot rolled steel 
was conducted at the hot rolling department, 
or lower mill, situated at the corner of How- 
ard and W'or'lin avenues, and a portion at 
the main wiirks at Railroad and Hancock a^-e- 
nues. tjn the night of}- 4. iSg.". the 
cold, rolling niilU were burnedi to the ground, 
destroying machiner}-. and the patterns and 
drawiiiivs therefor that had been the work of 
years to accumulate. Sliortly afterward a 
substantial fireproof structure was erected in 
th,e place of tlie old, uith greatl_\ increased 
facilities for handling the e.xtensive business. 
-At the time of ^[r. \\'ilmot'i death he had in 
development several mechanical idieas vvliich 
were designe'i to add to the alread} comp'.eve'v 
appointed plaiit. the perfecting oi wliich ^ie- 
volved upon his son, Frank A. W'ilmot. w'l'V 
was his successor as president of the Wilmot 
& Hobbs ^Manufacturing Coinpanv. 

For main- years ?xlr. W'ilmot was a mem- 
ber of the First Congregational Ch.urch of 
Bridgeport, being one of its deacons for 
twelve }'ears. He recognized the need 01 re- 
ligious pri\-ileges in the neighborhood \\here 
he reside.l, and purchased a pniperty on East 
^.fain street, near Stratford a\eiiue. on ■.-.inch 
he erected a church building and parsonage. 
.\ society was formed called the Ecreari 
Church, which steatlily grew and was a h!e-s- 
ing to niaii}- people. Mr. W'ilmot wa- tiie 
nr?t pi-esident of the Christian Alliance, cf 
wliich Rev. .\. B. Simpson, of Xew York Ci:y, 
was the moving spirit, and to thi.-- cau>e .Mr. 
W'ilmot gave liberall\. Ilis private cliarities 
were numerous, and the sul:istantial aid lie was 
wont to 2-ive to young inventors b\'.his quick 
insight into the value or uselessness of their 
inventions brought men from far and near to 
seek his counsel. In politics he was a stauncii 


Republican, but never souglit nr bell pubbc 

Mr. Wilinot niarrieib in 1855, Sarah M., 
born Septeniber jo, i^'^^S, at Sb.aron, C'ln- 
necticut, (lan<:;btcr of Ebrnczer Guerufey. of 
\\'atcrto\\n, Connecticut, wbose ancestor? ?et- 
tled in Connecticut in i66_^. Cbildren : i. 
Florence E., born Septenil)er 5, itS^c). at 
Watertown, married Willis E. Ilohl'is, of 
Providence, Rhode Island; child, Cliflijrd R. 
Hobbs. 2. Jendall. died aged ?ix months. 3. 
Effie May, born at U'atcrtown, died a:.;ed 
three years. 4. Erank Ashley, see forward. 
5. Ethel\n 'SI., married Percy L. Pr\ninLr. 

(1\') Erank Ashley, son of Sanniel Rus- 
sell and Sarah M. (Guernsex-) W'iluiut, was 
born in Llrooklyn, Xew York, Eeljruar\- _'i, 
1865. During his early infanc\- his parents 
removed to Bridgeport, Connecticut, and tliat 
city has been his home ever since. The sum- 
mers of his boyhood were spent in Water- 
town, Connecticut, part of which is known as 
Guernse}"town, named for his maternal grami- 
father. He attended the Bridgeport piublic 
schools and Mr. Strong's private school. He 
was an intelligent and earnest reader, espe- 
cially of books devoted to mechanical engi- 
neering, metallurgy and finance. .At the age 
of fifteen he began his bu?iness career by 
vi'orking in the summer time as a cashier. 
Two years later, upon the completion of his 
studies, he entered his father's business, then 
known as the Wilmot & Hobbs INIanufactur- 
ing Company, which is now the American 
Tube & Stamping Company, and since the 
death of his father, in. 1807, '^^ h-as been pre-i- 
dent and treasurer of the coivi]->any. He be- 
gan at the lowest round of the ladder, wr^king 
at the humblest mechanical v.ork in the fac- 
tory and in the office, and was adsanced 
through all the grades of factory and otVice 
v>"ork. During the years just precedinLT and 
following his coming of aq;e he was a trav'el- 
ing representatix'e of the company. He was 
soon afterward made secretar}-. in iS'i^ lie- 
came treasurer and vice-preside;ir. and liter 
president. Under his managen.ent the com- 
pany has been greatly eidar^ed in it? phuit. 
its capita! and its bu-iness. and has been 
changed in st\ le to its present furm. Tli.'oui;h 
his influence and skillful liandling he brouu.dit 
about the establishment of Comiecticuts first 
basic open hearth steel im^ot-making fur- 
naces and billei nulls. Whcfi the or^anizatMi; 
of tlie steel trubt made it difficult to securj 
the special (]ualiiv of steel billets v.^r^] in !r's 
coni[)any's finishing rolling niills, .\ir. W il- 
mot originated the of makini; tlicui 
from scrap iron and steel produced in Xew 
Englr.nd wliich had previouslv been .■'hipped 

to the steel makers in renn?ylva-.Tia. Hi.; p'.a'i 
of thus supplving his rolling mill plants and 
nthcrs with raw materia! in the iov.u r^f the 
best opien hearth steel billets, slab.-: imd eve:; 
ingots \\eii.:liing as high as fort}- tu i-Uv 'ons 
in '_>ne piece for large forge work [irovcd 
highly successful, saved his concern from clos- 
ing liecause of the withholding of its raw ma- 
terials, and has tended to increase tlic co-,-;-,- 
paiiy's out[)Ut many times. Mr. \\'ila;, ii nas 
made many important inventions connected 
with bis manufacturing interests r.i.' has 
I'liited Sttites and f'lreign ]"iatents c:'v;ri:ig 

In addition to '.lis own iiu^ir^^-s, ht 
ser\es in the capacity of liirector in :.k- '"it^ 
X'ati.:>nal Bank of Bridgeport. He is an at- 
tendant of St. John's "Protestant Episco[.ai 
Clui'ch. and in p'llitics is a Rep'!i)iic;ui. He 
is a member of Coriiuhian L.odge. Free r.nd 
Acccpfed Masons: Jerusalem Chaptei, Royal 
.\rcl; .Masons; Ro^a! and Select Masters; 
1 Ianiilt'->n Comn■'andcr^•, Knights Tenrlar. 
tmd of the other bodies including the cir.rty- 
second degree. He belongs to tin: Biidgev-.ori 
Board of Trade, Manufacturers' Ass;.ci;nion 
Hartford Club, Transportation Club -)f ",'.\\v 
Wile, the J^rooklawn, Seaside, Broo.Kivn 
Country, Algonquiii. Calumet and Yacht clubs 
of I'.ridgeport. 

Mr. Wilmot married, Seir.ember 2'i, 1S88. 
at i;ri<l^eport, Florence Margaret, daugh.ter 
of Charles Cartw right (see Cartw-right). 
Children: i. Russeii Cartwright. born De- 
cember 12, 1S89. 2. Alargaret Florence, April 
21, 1891, 3. IJorothy E.".:-i'ley. i\Iav 31. 1S92. 
4. Gladys Elizabeth. Septeiiiler 15. i8';3- 5. 
Fran!; .\shley. Decen^ber 20. 1899. 6. Edvviii 
Guernsey, February 3, 1902. 

(The Cartwright Line). 
The surname Cartwright belongs to a larc^-e 
cia-s «.'i English surnames formed frcn: trades 
and iH-.-upations of progenitors. The trade 
iu'.n;e "wriglit" is from the .'\ng] j-Sa.\'on 
w\fht:i, meaning about die same as the Latin 
I'altcr. a workman or in;chanic. Graduallv 
■'wri^dii' came to mean a wcricer in wood in 
di-'inction from smith, a worker in metais.' We 
fin..; the trade nainesc(-i[);ier\vrigbt.wheelwrigbi. 
111.. WW right. arkwrl:^i;t, tcUwright. allwridit! 
all in use as n;rnan:e- after tiie intr.jdu.rtion 
of surnames in Eii;.;'aad about the \ear 1200. 
The family are found .^cat.ered throuirhout 
Pin-land. Ireland an.<l Scotland, Jctrrv Cart- 
wri.,;bt. .-if l^'iblin, in r'eb.rnarv. " 1.63^. bore 
tlio-'e arms: 1\t f.;<s enibattled salile and or 
thne Catherine' wlue'N counterchangedi ? cres- 
cent fi.r ditlerenee. It is similar to the coat- 
oi'-arms of the Cartwri-hts of Devon-hire. 


Kiii;"lan(l. wIkiicl- the Irish branch iirohabl_\' 

Charles Cartwric'ht. w hn can;e In this cinin- 
trv in 1850. was a native of Knelam'. lie was 
a shoemaker by tra(!e. From Xew Vork City, 
wliere he landeii, he came to llriilijeport. L'ln- 
necticnt, where he foHowed his trade, and 
after a time bej.;an to mamifactnre >hiK'^ and 
boots. oj)enins- a retail store in Brid,L;eport. 
Jlis n.tercantile career was very sncccssful. 
and his luisiness was afterwards incorpiirated 
under the name of the Cartwriijlit Slme Com- 
pany, of which Mrs. I'Vank' .\shle}" W'ihiiot. 
his daughter, is president. He \vas a member 
of Trinity Protestant Church, and in politics 
a Re[)ublican. He married (first) Sariih X'. 
Atkinson. Child, Frank X., who was drowned 
at an early age. He married (second) Eliza- 
beth Kingston, born at StatTord, England, died 
aged forty-nine years, and is buried in Moun- 
tain Grove Cemetery. Child, Florence Mar- 
garet, aforementioned as the wife of Frank 
Ashlev ^Vilmot. 

John Feet, immigrant ancestor. 
FEET was born in England in 1597, died 
in Stratfi)rd, Conn.ecticut, 167S. 
He came from Duffield Parish, C'junty Derby, 
England, in the "Hopewell," Captain Eun- 
docli. in 1635. He was thirty-eight when he 
cam.e to America and was the first of the name 
in Stratford. His wife Sarah was daugluer 
of Richard Osborn. of Englaml. The name 
was at first spelled Peake, after that I'eat, and 
finally Peet. Children : Mary : John, abC'Ut 
1638, mentioned below; Benjamin, about I'^jo. 
married Phebe Fjenton ; Benjamin (2), mar- 
ried Priscilla Fairchild ; Thomas, married 
Phebe X'ichols ; Phebe, married ^Mitchell Cur- 
tis, and had: Daniel Mitchell, married Huldah 
r.urr : Justis Burr, married Huldah Edwards: 
Elix'.beth, married Aaron Banks Sherwood. 

(II) John (2), son of John (i) Peet. was 
born about 163S, died September i. iGS^. He 
married Sarah . and she married ( sec- 
ond) John Brooks, as learned from a receipt 
gi\en by fi\-e of lier chiUlren. datetl Xoven;- 
ber 15, k'iQ.}. Children: Samuel, born De- 
cember 2f\ i(''('-T,: Sarah. October 5. ii.'.;; 
li^-.nnah. Dec-'mber u iiVij: Elizabeth. Feb- 
ruary 19. 1(1)0 ; John. Xovember 20. K^-- 
mentioned belo\v ; Joseph, March 10. 1674-73: 
Jane, October 17. 1677. 

'HI) Sergeant John (31 Peet. son of John 
'21 IV-et. was b')rn Xovember 20. 1672, d.ied 
February i, 1709-10. The inventory of his 
e-tate \vas dated March 13. 1709-10, and 
:miounted to tliree himdred and seventeen 
pi'Und.s, eleven sliillings, six pence. Fie married 
-Mary, datighter of Thomas Morehouse. Mav 

12. 1(195, or K'lyfj. Hi> widow married Ji/.m 
Corbet before 1711J: and Se;:tembei 5, 17-;, 
m:.irricd Benjamin Peet. Children : J.'^epli. \^')rA 
January 4, \( .■ju-iiy ; Pa\i'l, Ii;ne 30. ■i.rj'i^; 
Sarah, Jmiv 4, 1701 ; M.-.vw Dece.nher 3, 
1702: Hannah, December 2j. 1704; John, 
April 23, 1707; Daniel, March 30. i7(\~<-09. 

(I\') David, son nf Sergeant John (3) 
Peet. was born Jutie 30. iTkiS. He gave land 
to his three sons in Xew Milford. Connecti- 
cut, where the\' settled and where sijme of 
their descendants still re^ide. The faiuily at- 
tended the E])iscopal cinn-ch. He married 
(first) Hilary Titharton. (Jctober I. 1719. She 
dieil in 1737, and he married (second) Fhaiik- 
ful Wdiippo, Xo\'em1jer, t7.-,0. Cb.ilciren; 
Samuel, born April i, 1721 ; }.!( liitaiilc. Xo- 
vember 15, 1722: John. Jime, 1720:,. 
Janu.ary. 1727; David. October. 1730: Alary, 
Jul}-. 1733: Patience. Septembc?r. 1735: Han- 
nah, December, 1737: Sarah. December, 1740; 
Benjamin, baptized Mnrcli, 1744. 

(\') Harmon Peet, of a later generation ci. 
the Xew I\tilfor(:l family, ^vas born at Canaan. 
C'^nnecticut. He was a farmer. He m.arried 
Sarah Webb, who died a: Carjaai;. She '>vas 
educated in a Mora\'ian Seminary ir. Fetms}!- 
■\ania, and was a woman 11 refinement and 
culture. Children: J.'Seph Webb, mentioned 
below; John Harman. 

(M) Joseph Webb, soii of Harmon Peet, 
was born at Canaan, in 1842. diieu there ui 
1904. He was educate^! ir. th.c jniblic schools. 
He was clerk in his father's gcnerid store and 
succeeded to the business at Canaan. He -'vas 
in later life a banker and farme:-. He was 
senior warden oi tlie Protei-tant E,nscc>p-..I 
churcli at Canaan. His father helped tc build 
tiie church and was the first persovi confirmed 
tp.ere. v.diile ne was the first child baptized in 
the cliiu'ch. He was a memiier ui the general 
assembly one term. He married Frances 
Stoddard, born in 1841, at Salisbury Connect- 
icut, died in Canaan, resided in Canaan. 
flren: George Cluirch, mentioned below: En- 
sign, dieil aged twenty ye:ir3 : child, dicJ. in 

( \TI) George Church, son (.-.f Joseph Webb 
Peet. was born at Cai'aan. April 15. 1866. He 
w as educated there in the 'public scliocis. At 
tiie age of seventeen he entered the firm of 
T. Hawley & Conu'any. dealers in hanlware, 
Bridgeport. He was at Stam:'(jrd for t^vo 
}'ears and then returned to ririflge[)ort and 
engaged in the iurnit'.;re bu.<iriess three ^ears 
there, after wliich h-e went to Canaai^. where 
f'lr seven \cars he was asscKriaied 'witli Iiis 
father in the general stco-e. He returned, ro 
Bridgeport ar.d has for many years been in- 
terested in tlie furniture business and in ihe 

J, „ „,! 


ir.ana<::cment of his father's estate in Canaan. 
In piiUtics he is a I'lonincrat. lie is a member 
of the Seaside Club aui! of the Iniprovetl 
Order of Keil Men, antl Son? of the American 
Revohition. He married. Feliruar_\ 3, 1890. 
Julia Cris>y Sumner, of F.ridLieport, dau^liter 
of Samuel Ilarstow Sunnier (see Sumner N). 
They have no children. 

(The Stunner Line). 

(I\') William {2) Sumner, son of Wil- 
liam (i) Sumner ( q. v.\ was born Fel-iruary 
9, 1656, in Boston, died in Middletown. Con- 
necticut, July 20. 1703. lie was a freeman 
in May, 167S. a member oi the artillery eom- 
pan_\', 1670- He married 'first) May 22, 
1677. in Dedham. Rachel, ■huicihter of William 
Avery, of Dedham. She died soon, anil he 

married (second) Hannah . About 

16S7 he mrived to IMiddletown. He was dea- 
con, lieutenant and dejnuy in 1701-02-03. 
Children: William. l»'rn November 22. i'>70. 
Boston, died. }(Umir: Hannah. Sci'.teirJier, 
1681, Boston: Hezekiah. February _'!. I(.S4, 
Boston, mentioned below: Sarah. December 
29, 1685, Boston; Daniel. September 2(k 108S, 
3,Iiddletown : Ebenezer. September 28. i''Ui, 
!\]iddletown. died 1698. 

(V) Hezekiah, son of \\'iHiam (2) Sum- 
ner, was born February 21. IC'84, in Boston. 
He lived in ^liddletown and died }>Iay 7, 1749. 
He married, February 10. 1704, in ^Iiddle- 
town, Abigail Bidwell. His widow married 

(second) Frary. Giildren, bcirn in 

Middletown : William. January 12. 1705. 
ment'oned below: TIannah. March it. 1707: 
Abigail, October 20. 1711: vlaughtcr, .Vu,i;ii?t 
25. 1713. died same da} ; Daniel. December jd. 
1714; Elizabeth. June 7. 171S. 

{\'l) William (31. son of Hezekiah Stun- 
ner, was born January 12, 1705. He lived in 
Middletown anil died November 15. 1739. He 
married, January 15. 1724. Hannah CJlark. 
who married (second) Septemlicr 15, 1730. 
Joseph Johnson. She died April 12. 1705. at 
'Middletown. Children, born in Mi<!d,l.jt. : 
Flezekiah. 4. 1723. meiitii.neii he- 
low: Hamiali. Jime 20. 1721'.: Saraii. Jul\ 12. 
1727: Marv. June 8, 1730: Wilham. JaniKiry 
14, 1733: John. June 30. 1735; Fbcaezer. Au- 
gust 14". 1737- 

(VH) Hezekiah (21, s^:; of William 13) 
Sumner, was born Deoen-.ber 4. 1725. in. Mi:!- 
dletown. He lived tir-t in Middletown. 
he was second lieutenant in the T'. .urth Con- 
necticut Regiment. Abi.nt i7'>7 he m'>\ed. to 
Sandisfield. Massaelui-ett-. and thence tr, 
Bethleliern. n^w ( iti~. .Mas--ach.u<etts. Ik- 
died there in 1^02. lie married ( tir>t ) I'el>- 
ruary 10. 1744. De-ire Hig::ins. She bed 

and he married (second) Widow Mar}' 

. Children: Sanniel. bi.irn December 

25. 1745: rabitlia. December 14. 1740. died 
No\'enibcr. 1747: Clement, September 20, 
1748: Taliului, Jul}', 1730: Abigail, June 13, 
1732; Desire. September 15. 1754. dieil May 

1, 1758; Hezekiah, August 13, 1757: Daniel. 
May 26, 1739. mentioned below: Desire. Jan- 
uary 7, 1 70 3, 

(\ill) Brunei, son of Hezekiah (2) Sum- 
ner, was born May 2(1. 1739, in Midalletown. 
He married (first) in 1779, Luc}- Cook. His 
wife died May 21, 1788. and he married (sec- 
ond) Novemlier 2(1, 17S9. Hannah Watson, 
lie li\ed in (Jtis. Mas;achu>etts. and .lied 
No\ember 2^,. 1838. Flis widc'W died Sep- 
tember 3. 1848. Children of tirst wife, born 
in Bethlehem: Daniel, May 9. 1780: William, 
.\la\ 3. 1782: Lucy, June 13, 1784; Darius, 
March 7. 1786: :\!ary S., April (5. 1788. Chil- 
dren of second wife: Almira, September 23, 
1790; Emilia, jMarcli 13, 1792; Watson, jlay 
29, 1794; Susanna, November 9, 1797. died 
August 7. 1800: Increase, May (3. 1801. meri- 
tioned below: Etlian Ne\vton. NM'.ember 18. 
1806, died Septenilier 18. 1808 ; Carolir.c, Feb- 
ruary 19, iSic. 

(IX) Increase, sen of Daniel Sun-iner. ',\as 
born [May 13, 1801, in (3tis, died Januan- 28. 
1871. He li\ed, in GreaL Barriiigtot). He 
w:is represeiitative, 1833-34. ?e:iator from 
Berkshire, 1840-42, representative, 1S39. 
judge of district court of Southern Berkshire, 
lie received the degree of M. .\. from Wil- 
liams I'ollece, 1839. Fie married ( lirst ) }>Iay 
23. 1827. I'luma Amelia, il'.ivjhter of Sam- 
uel Barstow, of Great Barrington, ?Tassacbi'.- 
•^etts. She died in ]May, 1847. ^'""^'- '^"^ i-.^ar- 
ried (-econ.I) Clara A., daughter of Willi;.;m 
Carroll Wells, of Boston. Children, born in 
Great Barrington : Elizabeth, April 2. 1828. 
• lied March. 1S37: Sap.iuel I'.arstow . February 
U). 1830: Edward Prcscott. 'anuar'- 7. 183 ^ 
<lied Alarch 24, 1834: Charles Allen, August 

2. 1833: Julia Elizaix-th, October 20. 1839: 
Albert Increase, February 4. 1841. 

(X) Colonel Samuel Bar.-tow Sumner, son 
I'f Increase and Sumner, was b;.rr> in Great 
JlarriuL'ton. b'tdiruar}- 16, 1830, dievl in 
Bridgeiiort. Febt-uary 26, 1901. His pre- 
liniinarv educatinu wa^^ acnnired in the 
academics of Lenox aitd 'jreat Barriivjton. 
and. he then matricr.lateil at Williams College, 
fr.-m. which he was graduated in 1840. and in 
18-2 he was admitted to the bar in Berkshire 
C'UU'tv. where he practicedi with his father. 
U'- held the office of postmaster during t:ie 
aiimuii<tr,'Uions of Fresidents Pierce and 
Bnclianan, ami in 18' o was elected -tate seri- 
aior from South Berkshire di-tricr, com- 


pri^mL; the seventeen ttuviis siuuh >>[ I'itt>- 
ricl'!. I [H'li the outbreak of the civil war he 
.•It ..iice uiTcrcil his servicer to his ccunlry. 
lie enh-te'l. Xnvember lo. ]8(')2. in tlie I'".)rt\ • 
ninth ReL;inient, .XTaSMtchnsetts \'i>lunteers. 
v.a~ captain nf a eouipany and \va^ later ad- 
vanced to the rank of lieutenant-ct,)I('nel of the 
reL;inient. Diirini; the assault on I'ort Hud- 
son. Louisiana, May 2~. 1S63, he was womided 
b\' a bullet in the shoulder, which was later 
cut out. The term of his enlistment expired 
September I, i8'i,v Returninu; froui the war 
lie removed to iJridgejKirt, where he resumed 
the practice of his jM'ofession and was ad- 
mitted to the I'airfield county bar in i!^"3. 
Jlere he was very successful and became one 
of the leading- lawyers of the county. He 
served several terms as city attorney, one term 
as iiKU;'e of the city court, and f' t six years 
was jud.o'e of tlie [irobate court. He was as- 
sociated for six } ears with .Judg-e Sidnev B. 
Ileardslev in the firm of Eeari.lsley & Sum- 
ner. In 1SS4 he was appointed clerk of the 
superinr and sujireme courts of Fairfield 
enmity, ami held that office until his death. 
Colonel Stunner was in great demand as an 
orator on all public occasion- and was aUo 
well known as a poet. In conjunction with 
his brother, ex-Con.gressnian Charles .\. Sum 
tier, of California, he published a volume oi 
pi .ems in 1S77. which earned for iheni lii.^h 
and well-merited praise. Colonel Sumner 

waS a member :.f Elias Howe 

'ost. Grand 

Arm\- of the Republic: an honorary ir.en:ber 
of the Society of the Army of tlie Potomac, 
before '.vliich he delivered, an i^ration at the 
annual re-ufiiijii in 1881 : was a prominent 
member of the Independent C)rder of Odd Fel- 
low s. having l.ieen noble .grand of the Arcanum 
lotige : eminent Cdmrnander of Knights Tem- 
plar: past HTaster of St. John's Lod.gc. Xo. 3. 
tree and .Accepted, Ma.sons. of i3ridgeport . 
honorary men.iber of Cineinnntus Lodge, r.i 
Crtat Britain. a.> was also his father. Col- 
onel Sumner wr.s imerestcfl in the liuiid.iiyg '''t 
the Fairfield ci:)unt_v court hou-e. and \'. as a 
nu-mber oi the building commiitee. }.renii)er 
"f Zeta I''si (Jreek fraternity, of which he hadi 
heni a memlier while at college. 

L'llonel Sumner married. 1S33. Georgiatuia 
l>:i\is. of Bridgepi.;rt. who died in 1SS7. Chil- 
'hi'! : I, Edward Stewart, a !aw\er. admit- 
ted ir, 1.8-8. .a metrber of St. johii's Lodge. 
f'^ee and .\cce;)ted .Masons, siiice 18,-0: ha~ 
'' 'tie a great deal of work in. tlie l\f atonic fra- 
J' niity. and has held all offices up to the 
'l"\'>-^f--eond ■'egree; has been a member <:.i 
•"'■ies oi tlie Mystic Shrin.e since !anuarv. 
■■^"'-': recorder of H-arnUon CommaivJerv for 
<-'e\en year>, and lias held all offices up to 

that of high priest. J. Car>.lm.e St. Leon 
(twin;, born Sepitember 10. iS~S, i:i;'.rried Dr. 
C!iar!.;s C. ' -.dfrey. 3 CIar;i lilizabeth, twin 
of Caro'ine St. Leon, born in tire:it BarriiiLi- 
toii, was a.-.-istant clerk nt the sujierioi court, 
she m:irried crank II. Betts, of Bridgeport, 
and has a child. Marian Simmer. 4. Julia 
Criss\-, \K>rn [unc 11, 1867, Bridgeport, mar- 
ried lieorge C. Peet (see Peet VII). 

The ancient Engli-h surname 

CURTIS Curtis is aLo spelled Curti^s. 
Curtess, Curteis and Curto;..-. 
Stephen Curtis was of .\.pple(.lore, Kent, 
about 1450. and several of hi> descendar.ts 
were mayors r.i Tenterden. a tc.nvn, from 
which came man\' settlers of Scituate. .Mas.-a- 
chusett^. The family has also lived, from an 
ancient date, iu county Sus-;ex. F.ngk-nil. The 
ancient coat-of-;irms i- thus de-.ribed. : Ar- 
gent, a chevron sable, ')eiwcen th.rLv; bulls 
heads caboshed, gules. Cre>t : A unicorn pas., 
or, between four trees i;>roper. 

(I) William Curtis lived 'n pTi-land and 
probably died there. His wid"w Fh'zabetri. 
and sons John and Wdlliam, -ettled in .-Strat- 
ford. Ccinnecticul. in 1631}. 

'II') Jc>hii, son of William and Llii^abetli 
Curtis, came to .Stratford. Connecticut, among 
the first settlers with his brother Williaiii ai-ci 
his ni'itiier. He wa- bi'rn iti Lnjlatid. dird 
L'eceml er 2. i-~oj. aged nit^ety-four i,ear.-;. 

He m:;rried E'izabeth ■ — . wiio died 

.Marcii, loSi-Si!. Children, at Stratford.: 
John. [4. uu.:. -settled in Xewr.rk. 
Xe>v |ersf'\- : Israel, April :;. 1^14^: E'izaberh.. 
?day J. :o.J7: Thomas Januarv .4, ir.^8: ]c.- 
ep'h, nv.'uiioued belo\'. : Benjamiii. .Se-iten-.ber 
30. if>52; Hannah. February 2, 1654, 

'IH) Joseph, son oi folm and E';izabet':'t 
Curtis, was liorn Xove'nl-er 12. ifijo. He 
married. >.'ovember o. 0170. Pethia. d.augh- 
ter of Richard Booth. ChiMren, born at 
Stratford: Elizaiieth. Jar.tiar .■ 17. if-ir8: Anna. 
Se;item''er i. lo-o; ?daiw, ;;I'..jut. K'iSi: Ep'h- 
raini, mentiv'ned bci'">w: Jo-(.-|,li. Xovemher d,. 
i''>87: Xatlian. Eelruary 21, ;(i'^u-i)o: Jo-iah. 
March 37. unji: Bethia. March :o. !0';5-oi>; 
Elizer. July 30. i6i,S: Eliphaiet. .\ugu-.t i, 

I I\ I Fpii:-aim. -^ou ..'f Jo>ei)!i and iletrii;! 
I Booth I Cuni-. was bor.i at Stratford.. Co;-.- 
necticut. Deceitiber 31. i'Si. died iii 1770 
He n:arried. June I'l'-. ijo'i. Elizai.ieth. d:ui^h- 
ter of Ephrain.-, Stiles: she 'bed in ''.V-tobLT. 
1773. ll'hikiren. V'orn at Strtitford: Sti'e-. 
irici'itiiaied below: Sarah. Septe;ii!:.rr 3, i7r>S: 
Henry, ("'etober u. 170:: 3\iui. .\ugu.-t Z'. 
171 :• I'licirc ;rwini. .Vii-u-t 1713: E'i-abeth 
'twirii. died 1710: Ej.hraim '•.u._.n.,t ;^ 1717, 




died 17C-7'- i'-lizahotli. OctiMur 2. \;-i'r 
r^Iartha. Ni xeinlier zh. ijji : Ruth, l>;ii)tized 
October jy. 17^3; iLdnuind. li;'.|)ti;:oil Au^u^t. 
1725;'i.--helja. bai)tinoiI NowmiiL-r. i/jy; 
Elnathan. hum January, i j2' -2j. 

(\') utiles. >on of Ephraim and Eiizanctb 
(Stiles) Curti-. \va< btirn at Stratford. Con- 
necticut. .March 18. 1707. He married. No- 
vember 7. i7,iO. Rebecca Jud-i_in. Chihb'en. 
born at Straii'_'rd: Sarah. May 17. 173-': EH- 
zabeth. December 28. 1733: Ehiui. Uecenilier 
17, 1734: Hannah. Decemlier 15. 173(1: V.\>\\- 
raim, mentioned below: Elihu. May 10. 1741; 
Silas. Ijaptized June 14. 1743; John, baptized 
September. 1745: Rebecca, bainizcd February 
14. 1747--18; Catee, l:ainizod June. 1732. 

(\'Ii Ephraim 121. son of Stile- ;ii.d Re- 
becca (JudM-'Ui Curtis. \va- Ix.rn i:! SlraLtni-d. 
Connecticut. Marcii 2-. 1731.;. died in Hunting- 
ton, Connecticut. August 30, 17(4. He was a 
lieutenant in the rewlutii'n in Captain I leach 
TomlinsC'n- c mpany, 1777. ami \\a- a mjI- 
dier in Ciinain Jushua I '.ri w :;'> company in 
1779. He niarriel. Deccuiljcr 23, 17-1, .Vnn, 
■born Jul} 27. 1743. died Ja'UU'.ry 15. lS:)2, 
claugliter 1 't Jij<iah and Mary Curti^>. of Strat- 
ford. Children., horn in Huntin'^ti'n : Levi, 
December 21,. i7''5: Mar\- .Snr.. .'■September 
14, I7'V- f'bilo. (.ictcber 25. 1772: [Iphraim, 
mentioned below: Reliecca. Scptemiier 17, 
-1782: Agar. February ig. 1781 >. 

(\'n) Ephraim 13). mj;-. rf Ephraim (2) 
and Ann (Curtis.-) Curti-. wa- l:.>rn at Hunt- 
ington. (.'on:iecticut. Jul}' 12. 1780. He mar- 
ried, Deccmijer 3. 1804. Fhebc. born at Strat- 
ford, died at Huntingt';.n. daugluer r.f Wil- 
liam and Fheb.e 1 Judson ) F.n'i >',.>. (.liibiren; 
Polly, b'orn December 13, 1805: Aijiir, jul\ ■% 
1807: I'.rooks. June 7. ]8o(j: l'hel)e. April n. 
iSti : Emily. .\!arch 20. 1813; Ephnii-n. I-eli- 
ruary 2t. 1815: Fhil". September 3. 1817; 
Su.san., June 10. 181';: Eucivi-. ]i\\\- 14, j8j; ; 
Wilh?.m !;ird-eye, 1 let'iber 2\. 1823; Sylves- 
ter. mentiLiied belr.w . 

(\'Hi j Sylve-ter. -on nf i' .3) aiid 
Phebe ! Uro'iks) Curti-, wa- born at Htmting- 
lon, Connecticut. April 17. 'S20. ,hed .\pril 
17. 1885, at W'aterbury. He attended the 
public school-. He worked in :•. -a-'; aiid bin;'! 
factory, and fob' wed the tr:.''..- "f iMrpenier 
for a time, ami ''tu-ing the l..-r t'.'.ct't\ \ejrs 
of his active life. \v: \\;i- -uixrii.tLndent .ir tb.e 
W'aterbury Ckick Company. 1 ie v,m- ., faithful 
meniber "f the Mcthodi-t F4M-C. : .al elnroli 
and a man "f e.ver.r|)!ary ci.::r:. -'.er lie -v ;- .a 
member "f the !'>cal i."!-:e • ' (''Li i-e'l'Av-. 
He married 1. :iro!ine E::/.i'-vi!i !\i:--rb. birn 
at M;ll^llebur^. ',\inn'-tici:'. 1 ebrnary ;;. 
1830. 'lied tla.-r. in i:<>S .--h.: v.:!- .•. d.-.ueh- 
ter 'if Cbavle- .'\ L"ckev 1 ileeiiei !vu-- 

-ell. Cli.irle- A. Ru-ell wa- ,, -,hi ..f Enoch, 
ami Sali\ Kus-ell, the iwrmer ui wiioni d:ed 
-Vpril 15. 1834. ;\geil \ear-: the lai'ter 
died Sep-teinber 30, 1850, prubah'b, in Mi'^Mie- 
bury or W'l'idbury. Li>:key 1 i'.cebe,' Ru-- 
'cii was a dau^b.ter of .-Vni/;i and ieru^lia 
I Summers ) Peebe. the former of whom died 
December 15, 1830. and the latter at tb.e a^e 
of fifty-three years (see Beebe N). ChiidvLU : 
I. (ieorge P.. married (first) Margaret Croft, 
of Waterlniry, and had one child. Croft Lur- 
tis. now living in San Fancisco; married ' -ec- 
ond). Jennie Eounsbury, who bore him six 
children. 2. Henry, died young. 3. Daugh- 
ter, died in infanc}'. 4. Rollin Alanson. men- 
tioned below. 5. Caroline Elizabeth, re-ides 
with her nii'thor in W'aterijury. 

(IN) Rollin .\lanson. son of Syl\e-ier and 
Car'>line Elizabeth. (Russell) (Airtis. was bora 
at W'aterbury. Co'.mecticul, (")ct'.)ber i';, iN');. 
He attended the public seliools and gradnatei 
frmn W'esleyan Acadeni_\', \\"i!braiiani, }da-s- 
achusett-. He studied b.i; profession at tiie 
New >'iirk University. grad!tiating witli the 
d<-gree "f M.D. in 1803. "lie -tr' ed as interne 
at Pellevue PF.-pital, New York City, i8:,3- 
1)1.. and in 1895 began tiie general practice ■. •'' 
medicine in Pritigeport. Connectictn, reT'vn-.iT 
in iQoS: he made his home in Stiai ''L'rl. He 
IS a p.'embcr of St. John's Lodge. No. 8. F'-ee 
and Aecei'tedi .Ma-ons: Jcrusalen.i Cb.aptcr. 
N'_>. 13. Royal Arch. MascT.s: Jerusalem '.'..imi- 
cil. No. ifi. Royal and Select Piaster.-: Ham- 
ilton C'lmn.ian'lcry, NcL 5. Kmehts 'l"er;p'ar; 
rvramid Teaipile. Ancient Arabic C'rder 
N"ble- of tiie .My-tic Shrine, aiid ha.- ta.i-en 
all degree- to the thirty -second in ScTttTsli 
Rile Afa-i'ury: iiieml:er rif Nir'saiirigan (.^ '-.^c: 
Xo. 21. intiepeniletit t_^rder of ( id'i Feh.nvs. 
of W'aterbury. and of Tunxis Tribe. No. 10. 
im[)roved Clrder of Red Men, of Water'r>ur_\ . 
He i- a member of the Seaside Club, o; 
ori'iqepiirt and of Cnpheag Club, of Si rat- 
ford. In religi'jn Dr. Curtis is a Prote-ta;it. 
an'l in politics a Republican. II? married. 
.Ma.rch 23. [1,04. Catherine .Theresa, !-._iV!i :;: 
Seynr-'ur. Connecticut, daughter 'm WiHiam 
and Catherine Colbert. Oiv: ehild. Catlierir.e 
Caroline, bcirn Oct(_>ber 27. igoi.'-. 

(The Lieebe Linei. 
It is intcrc-ting t'l know that the name Peebc 
.■ccurs in the nf Rameses II, al;,t 30.73 
P. C, ;n tiie form uf Pebi, v.bose hier'.igb phic 
I- ^riv-Mi in the table 'U Sakkara'i, a mrmimien' 
in F-ypt. .\!-(, in P". ik 21. in Livys ' Mi-- 
ti ry i_i; R'i;v,e." a ijuin.tius p.aebius. ar; a^ci 
man. \\.i- -eut as antba--ador t'j Hanni' a! and 
'. ' die Larti"i:i<.;inian Senate 10 demand pc-a-e 
'-■r war, and the date, vear (~if Rume. wa ■ ; -'4. 


I'lKTf i> a \en' i)l;iLi--iiile irailitiijii i)t I'rencli 
..riuin. Some ancient family [vapcrs. said to 
lie in the archive^ of Astun Hall. W'arwiek- 
sin're. lint^land. --how that the family de- 
-.(.■eiuiod from the two Xiirman kniulu^. R'cli- 
ard and William de LViebe. The-e knic;lus 
\verc in the Rowal Guard of William the Ccjn- 
(|ueror, and came to F.nrjland at the time of 
the conquest. They were granted manors in 
Warwickshire, by the king, where the family 
lived to the close of the Commonwealth. In 
the ancient Xorman Rolls which are in the 
Tower of London, there is the name Wilhl- 
nnis Babbe, Praepositiis, A. D. 1204. who ad- 
iuiii^ed the \-alues of iJrciperty with four other 
iiucrs. C.)ne of the first authentic records of 
the name is in r>rid,i;e's "Histor}' of Xortham- 
ti'iishire." Eng'laiid. printed in ij-jo. which 
vays, under the heading of Town of Rracklc}', 
.■>utton Hundred : "Here was formeri\' an In- 
firmary or Hospital for the sick, dedicated to 
St. Leonard, one (_>f which was Joli. Beby. 
IVbruary 10. 1403." Job. Beby was in- 
cnmlx-i!t i:"il the Church of St. John Baptist 
at East I'arndon, some time between the \ears 
I3<;S and [411. There is a church at Castre 
(kdicated to St. Kyneburga, and upon the 
porch of this, on the nn^ulding of the door is 
cut the inscription : "Ricardus Beby. Rector, 
l--cclcsie de Castre. Fecit Fieri." The coat- 
of-arms of the fannly is: A lilue shield with 
LI'i'dLH chevr<'n and three gold bees. Crest : A 
v:"ldcn l-ee-hi\-e. indicative of industry, visi- 
l.mcf, and persistency of purpose. Motto: 
"Se defendendo." The motto of the branch 
'>f the family under consideration is "Fidele 
et Brave." and was granted by Henry \'. to 
Sir John Beebe for di-tinguished gallantry 
at tlie .Mege of ILarlleur. 

(Li Alexander B.eebe li\ed in Great .\m- 
diir.;ton, England, and died there in u'u^. 
He married Elizabeth . who died in 

ill) Jolin, son of Alexander Beebe, died in 
l-:i'-;Iand in 1634. in Great .Addiiuiton. His 
\'.ife was Alice . 

(Illi John I J), son of John (i) Beebe, 
'•vas liorn in 1000. (bed ^lay 18. i(>50. wdtile 
on his way to America. He left five sons and 
t'.vii daughters. A third daughter. Marv, ivh.o 
^•■•a ■ Jiainized in i'>37. ua- not menii. •nod in 
aer father'- will, -vvbere the oilier children are 
''••.niioned. nr.r tlic fact thev came from 
^■r'>u.;luon. England. He left England in 
_^('iii or May, 1650 and was accompanied by 
•■'!- h\e children. Two sons preceded him to 
^^'jerica, and hi- daughter Hannah and wife 
i<fh,-cka j.n.bably died ijefore he starte.l. His 
■•■lii .\;iv written and .--igned on -hipil'i ..-..rd. at 
^'•bich time his elde-.t .-on was tweiit\--twi.., and 

his youngest child thirteen. He appointed 
William Lewis and Johr, (ole executor- of 
his will. Children born in i'.rougliton, Fnir- 
land. and dates of bapti-m : John. Xo\cmber 
.1. 1O28. of whi^^ni furt'ier; Reliecka. -Vngust 
n. 1630; Tiionias. June 22, 1033; Samuel. 
June 2T,. 1633; Nathaniel. January 23. "1035: 
Alary. .ALarch iS, 1637: Hannah, June -'3. 
iO-)0 : James, 11)41. 

(I\") Jolin (3). son of John (2) Beebe. 
was baptized in Broughton. England. Xineir.- 
ber 4. i()28. He married, about December. 
lOiKj, Abigail, born about 163S. died IXlarcb. 9. 
1725. daughter of James Vorke. of Stoning- 
ton. Connecticut, died March 9. 1725. Her 
father may ha\ e been the James Yorke. aged 
t\\enty-one. who -ailed from F.nslan<l. June 
20, 1(;'35. in the ship "Philip Richard." Mr. 
}\Iorgan, master. He was of the 
train band for twenty year-, and in the -nm- 
mer of 1676. Ensign Jolui I'lCebe. of Xew Lon- 
don, with Captain George Denison. were with 
a company which was rai-ed in Xew London 
county for the Indian war. In 1690 he was a 
lieulenant. There was once a dispute between 
the Xew London and Lyme people over tlie 
riglit to mow grass on debatable land.. The 
Xew Loudon men came and began t(.-' mow 
the hind. Tlien the Lyme men came wi;h. a. 
constable, who bet;an to ^end a warrant for 
the apprehension of Ensign Minor. Sergeant 
Ileehe interrup^ted him. crying. "We .-a-e not 
a straw for your paper." There was a strut;;- 
gie between the two p:irtits which did not 
result seriously ti.i either .-ide. Li 1671-72 be 
was brought beicre court with rnanv others m 
Xew London, "for an atreinpt to drive Mr. 
ALattlitw (iriswold and Lieut. William V-,'al- 
ler b}- violence ott their lands, re i-t.ince to 
authority and assault." \'ery likely he 'nad 
been for sotvie time on the [ilantatii^n of Xew 
London in tb.e service of John \'\'intliroii. the 
founder. He came to Xew Englatid in i(-'5o. 
September 4. 16; I, one acre of land -Aas 
granted him; L)erenil.;er 2. 1(15!. fi\e acres; 
.March 5. 1652. k.t- of ten. -even, and six 
acre-. In 1707 h.e deeded thirty-one acre- to 
his sou Benjamin. This deed was reciirded 
April 28. 1714. but very likely be wa-- dead at 
tbiis -.ime. He \\as called a "I earlier Dre--er" 
in a deed dated K'OO. In 105 [ he i- men- 
tioneii among the grantee- or planters of Xew 
I-ondon, Connecticut. He wa- gi\en hor.-e 
lots in the ■=prini;- of lO;!. in ['o'nuou;b. and 
also Fog Plain, and in 1032 l;e v as granced 
land east o'' the Mystic. In 1075 he was ap- 
pointed ensign by the genera! court, in Cap- 
tain George Denison's ciinipany in X'ew Lou- 
don comity. ( )\ er -iKtv-eii;iit men we;-e 
raised there. May 11. :676, for the -ianding 



army, as well as a part of the three hundreil 
and fifty mei! rai>ed in tlie colony of Connee- 
tieul. During Kinf,*- Philip's war. in June. 
I'ljn, he went i^n se\'era) expeditions .i^am-t 
t!ie In(Har.s. to ixhodc Nlan.l. i\iunti.'ii. I'Pd 
be_\"oiKl W'e^theld, .Massachusetts, on the way 
to Albany. t)n one of these expeditions the 
companv ascended the ConnectictU river tM 
Xorthampton. where they joined Major Tal- 
cot with supplies of which the army was in 
urgent need. (Jn January ji. 1707-08. he was 
living at New London. Children ; Jeihn. men- 
tioned below: Lienjamin. born abuut I'lOj; 
Rebecca, about i(<6^. 

(A') John (-p. -■in of John 13) Liecbe. wa-^ 
born in Xew L<aidon. at> 'Ut I'lOi. He .gave 
deeds of land there in 1087-88-90. the last 
two being to Richard Shaw, husband ^f his 
sister Rebecca. These deeils were recorded in 
June. T696. Xo further mention of him has 
been found. Children : Joseph, mentioned be- 
low : IMary. born i()8('. : Steph.en. married. 
Xf>\emher 10, 1710, Marv Leach: lei ■-i>lia : 

( \T I Jo-ei)h. son of John '4) Beebe. was 
born about 11184 in Xew London. He mar- 
ried. December jo. 1700. Elizabeth Graves, 
born April 16, 1671. The Xew London rec- 
ord says. "Joseph P.eebe married E!iza''Cth 
Gra^•ei."" while hi< wile'- '.lanie is gi\en as 
^dehitable in the recjrd- vi bapti-m of hi- 
children. A Reiiecca (iraves is recorded just 
before Eli.^abctli Craves, as marrying; Jona- 
than Daniells. and the two were very pri:iljabiy 
sisters. A historv of the Craves familv c.:in- 
firms the marriage of Elizabeth. Children: 
Joseph, born December 4. 1707: Jonathan, 
March 2. 1709; Ephraim. mentioned 1"jc';)w: 
Stephen. July i,^. 1714: Da\-id. about 1710: 
Elisha. about 1718: Simec.n, al"iut ij2o: Ani- 
gail. baptized t ictober jo. 1728: Mehitable. 
baptized October io. 1728. 

(\Tr) Ephraim, sun of Ji?-eph reebe. \'. as 
b-irn in Xew Liiidun, May 5, 1712. He luul 
a son Reuben. 

( \ IH ) Reuben. -(Hi i>i Cfibraim Peebe. \\ is 
br.rn .ibcut 1750. died July JO, !8!J. I-{e mar- 
ried. June J4. 1775, Ii;n!n;ih. dauL;iiter o! 
Enoch Scotl. ::nf! -lie iliei! l-"ebri;;iry j;. 1807. 
Ciiildren, born at Wat^rbur} : .'\n'zi. men- 
tioned below: Cl!'':>e. .\iiL;u-t 13. 1778: 
Jatunry i. 1780: Reuben. Au'^u^t ■!. 178;: 
Hannah. XL^emler i v 1782: 'lliaukfvd, .\ii- 
gust 8, i784._ 

( IX) Amzi, -iin uf Reulien Ptebe. wa- b.-rn 
February 23. 1777. at \\'aterburv. tie ;n;ir- 
ried. March 28. !8(_'j. [e.-ti-ba rit 
.Milf(rd, Child. !v.;-;i ni \'\'ater!iury : I., ickey 
or L' 'ckic. nieini'':',ei! !)e!r..v. 

(X) Locl-:c\- or LoCrie, dauL-l'.ter >: _\:nz] 

r.eehe, was born Ma\'. !8o4. She married Jan- 
uary I. 1825, Ch.arles .\. Russell, born .M.irc'a 
io. 1803, at Prospect, Connecticut. He wa^ a 
fa:aiH'r at .Midcilebury, Connecticut, wliere he 
died at the advar.ced age of eighty }ears. He 
was the son of and Sall\- Kus-eil. l:a;- 
i>ch Russell died at \'\"oodbury in if^.U- ^^'^ 
wife. Sally, September 30. 1850. Children ■•'. 
Charle- A. and Lockey Russell: Am.-^i, !.M>rn 
January I. iSj6. at Middlebury, Connecticut: 
Henr_\- K. (twin). Eebruary lo. 1828: Charles 
."\L (twin): Caroline Elizabeth, b'ebruary 11, 
1830, iiKirried S>lvester Curtis (see Ciirti- 
X'HI): Stearns. Eebruary 25, 1832. 

(HI) Israel Curtiss. son of 
CURTISS John Curti.-s (q.v. 1. was b..rn 
in Stratford, Connecticut. Ap- 
ril 3. 1644. With his ciju-in. Joshua Curti--. 
he was an original proprietor of Woodbury. 
Connecticut, in 1672. He attained the rar.k 
of lieutenant in the train band of \\'ood')ury. 
and in i08q was chosen a depni.;, to tiie gen- 
eral court. He was also a comrnis>ii" of 
'\\'oodbur_\-. He (iied in ^'\'oodlJUl■y. I'lctober 
28, 1704. and the sciticment rf bis estate wa~ 
filed in Eairfie'd. Connecticut. Xovenib-:: 10. 

1704. He married Rebecca . ChU- 

ilren : Israel, born March i,5. j6o'' ''7, at Wr^.j''.- 
burw died }-oung: Israel. Ma_\ u. .oy'iS. 
\\"oodLiur>' : John. C^ctober 7. 11-70. n;en;iL>ncd 
below: Stephen. .Vugust 24. 1073. Woi:'dbur>-: 
Peter, dietl youn^; ; Hannah. W'codl.'ury ; Re- 
becca. Xoveiiiber, 1677. Woodbury: Ruth, 
b.ip'tized lOSo-Si. died >-oung; Josiah, bapiize-i 
.Vovcmber 16S2-83, \Voodburv : Rutii. ban- 
tizcd September. 1686-87. died, young. 

!l\') John. M-in of Israel C-.ivoc-. ..^r..; non; j 

in \\'codbur\. (Jctober 7. 1670. He v,■a^ en- 
-it;n in the train band, and in 1717 was sent 
a- a deiuity from Woodbury 10 the genc-a; 
ctmrt. He died .-Vpril 14. 1754. and i'n's v.ife 
September i. 1749. He married Joiianna'a 
-S^-S-, about i6ji. Children, born in \\'o:d- , 

!:.t;ry: Elizabetli, baptized Septemi'.er. 1607: 
Harriet. X'oveiTiber i, I'y/l '. Xati^an 
lEinatnani. Eebrnar\' 2. 1701-02: .'vbigail. 
bebruary 29. 1703-04: Esther, April -. I7y': 
J'aiina. September 5. 170S ' Hannah, Xo- 
\en;l;er 1. t7>:;o: Julm. Eebn^ary 3. 1711: 
' )li\-e. Ma\' 61, 1713: Peter. January i. 1715- 
10: Druitl. Jaimary ji. 1718. mvvntio'ied i;e- 
lo\\ : l^unice, .\[.i''ca 20. 1720. 

i 'C ) Dasid. -on of Joini c'lnti--. was bor-i 
Jatuiar_\ 21, 1718, i,i XV^^odbury. He in.:irrie-i 
Eunice, daughtc rif Lieutenant Fra.ici- and 
Mary Sf.Ie-. of >'..iitlil^nry, Connecti-rut. He 
died September 1 >. 1782: -he died Aiar;b S- 
1783. a.ged -iNty-fne \c;'.r-. <_'hiid.-e!i: '.liivu''. 
hi'i.uzedi Janiv:uy 3;i. 1743. at W'.- .''iniry. inea- 



liciiied below: Asa. baiitized Aiii::u!-t 3, 174'', 
WoixJbury ; Eiiiiico. baptized b"el)ruary jij. 
17^0. Woodbury; Olive, baptized .Vijrii 5. 
173J, Woodbury; Love, baptized August 31, 
1755. Woodbury. 

' (\'I) David [2), son of David ( 1 ) Curtiss, 
was baptized January 30, 1743. W'oodbur\-. 
He married. September 2j, 1764. Sarah, 
daughter of Captain Matthew .Minor, of 
Woodbury. He died there. November 11, 
iSiy. and bis wife b'ebruary 14, 1S20, aged 
seventy-seven years. Children, born in Wood- 
Imry: Phebe. February 14. 1766; David Stiles. 
January 14. I7'i7, mentiimed below; William 
I'reston. .May 11. T7119; Anna, October 20, 
1771 : Sarah, January 21,, 1774; Klizabeth, 
( )ctober 26. 17711; Currence, baptized Octuber 

(\"H) David Stiles, son of David I 2) Cur- 
ti^^, was born January 14, 1767, Woodbiu'y. 
He was a farmer by occupation and lived in 
his native town, v.liere he died January 21. 
184)1 He married Sybilla. daughter of Dan- 
iel and Sybilla Huntington, of Woodbury. 
Slie died December 31, 1S37, aged sixty-eight 
years. Children, baptized in Woodbur}' : Sy- 
iiilla Cleora. Xovember 23, 1794: David Hunt- 
ington, April 3. 1796; Sarah, February 11. 
1798; Nathan, ^.larch 19, 1799. died young; 
Daniel. Xoveml.ier 8. 1801, mentioned be!' >w ; 
Flvira. Xo\'enil)er 13. 1S03; Mary Ann. June 
'1. 1805; Maria. August 13. 180S; Caroline. 
.\ugust 13. 180S; Harriet, baptized August 
13. t8o8; Eliza, baptized August [3, 1808; 
William, baptized September 24. iSo-:r. 
Charles. July 5. 1812. 

(XIH) Hon. Daniel Curtiss. son of David 
Stiles Curtiss. born September iS. 1801, 
baptized at Woodbury, Xovember 8. 180 1. 
He was educated in the public schools, and 
fi>r two c>r three v.inter terms taught school 
in Micldlebury and Lilchlield before he came 
'if a?;c. He began bu^ines- life as an 
Itinerant mei chant in the em;)loy of a Xe.v 
Jersey !irm. Returning at length to Wr">d- 
bury. he established himself as a dr_\- '_;f'.>d~ 
merchant and also had a gencra.l ^t^ck includ- 
ing gn.iccries. He continued in th.i^ bu'-ine-- 
n'.any years with much success. He wa- a 
l-'i'ineer in th.e m:!nui;icture oi ^;lvc^v^;^.re. 
-poons. thimlilL'--. ,-pcciacle^. in thi^> juirt of the 
-tate. He was .if the rir>t in this coiin- 
tr_\ to Use German MUer in hi- i,''.'.!!,. .\t rir-t 
'h.' product of hi.- .-h...;, va- M.ld by ned.dler^ 
V. ii'i tra\cled thr(iUL;hi ut the CMuntrx nu i". ,1 
and hi.r-c-liack carrvin^. their -t.'ck \-. ith 
'I'Vin. .\t times ^Ir. l.'urti-s as many as 
-■.•\(,-tuy-h\-c of the-e itmerants in hi- emplov. 
About 1840 he solil his manufacturing i.usi- 
ne-- and it v.-as removed to Waterburv. Con- 

necticut. About the same time he engaged in 
manufacturing; woolen gootls and e-iabli-hed 
the industry cc.>nducted after hi- death b. hi-, 
sons under the firm name of Daniel Ciini--" 
Sons. .After 1845, v.lien he sold his -umc. he 
devoted all his attention to manufacturiuL;'. 
In 1851, when the Woodbury L!ank was estab- 
lished, Mr. Curtiss became its president. He 
was acti\-e in town aitairs and often elected to 
offices of honor and tru-t. He was selectman 
for a number of years, represented the town 
in the general assembly for three vears and 
was state senator one year. In politics he was 
originally a Whig, afterward a Republican. 
Fie was active in supporting the go\-ernnient 
during the civil war and gave freelv of his 
time and means to furnish troops and aid the 
Union army in the field. He- was pnlilic- 
-pirited and always held th.e respect and con- 
fidence of his townsmen. Fie was essentiallv 
a self-made man, possessing rare bu-iiie-s 
talents, great force of character and high 
ideals. He -^vas not only quick m hi- mental 
processes, ready to .-eize up^n a new idea and. 
de\elop it. but he was vigorous and e-aterpris- 
ing in his business. He acquired a large for- 
tune m a legitimate way benetned the 
community as well as himself. 

He married. January 27. 1833. Jidia F. 
Strong, born at Woodbury. Febniarv n. 1812. 
daughter of John and Flora i t^rcstou I 
Strong. Her grandfathe'- was a lieutenant in. 
the re\olution. About the time of hi- mar- 
riage Mr. Curtiss bought the Jabez riacon 
farm where he lived the remainder of his life. 
He died. May 16. 187S. Children: Walter 
Stiles, born F>bruary o, 1836; Emilv .Vuielia. 
October 30. 1837. married Homer lomlin^ou; 
Ellen C. Xovendier 8. 1839. married i'errv 
Averiil, oi Jackson, ]\Iichigan: Horace Daniel, 
mentioncii iiel'^w ; Cordelia S.. ]vlarcli 13, 
1843. mai-ried George C. White Jr., of Brook- 
l\ii, Xcw York: Fldward John, [anuarv 24. 
1843; I'tancis J.. July 7. 1848; Elizabeth 
Stiie<. SeiJtember 7. 1850, married F.dward F. 
C'lle, of Waterbury. 

iiX) Horace Daniel, -on of U.ra. Daniel 
Curti-<. was horn in W.">odfiur\-. Jui\- 43. !Sj.i. 
died .VuLi'u.-t 12, loo'i. Hf attended tiic [.nVi- 
lic -oh. -ol- .-;f his iiati\e town, and then e;;- 
gaged in business with his father in clic manu- 
facture of woolen ';';o!s and in th.e Ci'i;r-e '^T 
time liecame a partner in Daniel Curii.--' S'Mts. 
He wa.- a prominent and succe-sfnl vr.-.len 
manufacturer all liis active life. He wa- iden- 
tified w ith i_)ubiic affair- of the von.imuniv\ ar^l 
held a high po-ition in th.e e-teeni of his em- 
I'iiiyees and town-men- Fie -erveil .v,i t^ie 
board of eilucatiiin arnl was -electman of th.e 
town. He represented the town in th.e uen- 



eral assembly of the ■^tnte and was stale ?eiia- 
tor. He was a t!cle,u;aic al-o to the la-t Ci'ii- 
veiUion whieli revised the -tate consinuiioii. 
He was a prominent member and foi' many 
years trea-^urer in the First Congrei^-ational 
Church of Woodbury. He married. (Jctoiier 
6. 1868, Harriet F. Atwater, born at New- 
Haven, now hvintr at W'oodlmry, daui^luer of 
Ira Atwater. Children: Horace Atwater, 
born at \\'oodbury, 1871. died in infancv; 
Charles .Atwater. mentioned below ; Olivia 
Harriet, born at Woodbury. }vlarch 30. 1878, 
lives with her mother at Woodbury. 

(X) Charles Atwater. son of Horace Dan- 
iel Ciirtiss. was born at Woodbury. Connecti- 
cut, !May 24. 1875. He was educated at the 
Woodbury Academy and the Sheffield Scien- 
tific School of Yale University, from which 
he was graduated in the class of i8(-)5 with the 
deg-ree of Ph.B. He took a post-graduate 
course at the Philadelphia Textile .School and 
afterward engaged in business in the rrii'l of 
Daniel Curtiss' Sons at Woodbury. He rose 
step by step until he became superintendent 
and general mariager of the concern. After 
the plan was destroyed by fire and the affairs 
of the compan}' ».-ttled. he i^ecame associated 
with Firth & ]'"v.'>ter. wo.'!e!i goods. Phila- 
delphia, for a short time, and with tr.e Win- 
sted Hosiery Company C'f W'n'-tcd. t.'onnecti- 
cut. where he remained until the J.eath of his 
father, when he returned to Woodhury to take 
charge of tiie estate. In 1007 he was ap- 
[•ointed a^si^taIit pi^stma^ter cif Th.^ma^t'iti 
ar.d since I'/.o he has been po^tma-ter. He 
represented the town of Woodbury in the 
state legislature in ic;o5-o'S and served nn the 
finance committee. In politics lie is a Repub- 
lican and a man <^'i wide influence in public af- 
fairs. He !■- a directiir of tlie Woodhury 
Water C'>n:pany and. prc-id.cit of the .Vuto- 
matic Teleplione Cunipan-.. He is a member 
of King Solonion Lrdu'e, No. 7. I'ree and Ac- 
cepted Masons, of \^'oodlrar;-. and wa; ma'-ter 
of the lodge two year-~:'t" '~'f 'nariite 
Chapter. No. 36, Royal .-\.rch I\Iason~. TliMm- 
aston, serving as treasurer; of Litcline'id 
',/ounty L'ni\-er>it\ (."!ul;i. He i^ a member 
t.f the First C' 'ii?:t"egatit."nai Lhnrcli of Wcid- 
bur_\' and succeeded his father as treasurer of 
the society. He wa^ for four years clerk and 
treasurer of the Simday vchoDl. He mar- 
ried. Tune J!, 11)05, I<me M. i'lidi^rll, lorn 
Decen'ibtr 20. 187S, dau-r.ter nf Her:ry A. ai-.d 
.Martha ( Fo-ter) Hidwci!. of Th'ima-^>n. 
_'hd.l. Hijrace Daniel. b,-rn I'ebruarv 12. 1008. 

Tlie fir.-r representative !■! rlie 

H.\WLF.V f:;m!ly here uniler c'>:i-idera- 

ti'in wa- loseuh Ilawlt.., !iLirn 

i'>03. died 1690. He emi^^rated f ri .m Eng- 
iand to the new wr.rld about th,e _\ear iOn-;. 
coming fn.nn Durby.-.hire. a;id was among tia- settlers of Stratford. Connecticut. IL 

married, 1646, Katharine, daughter of 

Eirdsey. Children: Sanuiel, see forward: 
Joseph, Jr., born 1649, died 1691 ; Elizabeth, 
i'i5i, died 1676: Ebenezer, 1654. died i<'>8i ; 
Elannah. 1657: Ephraini, 1659, died ii:>o: 
John, 1661, died 1729: Hilary, 1663. died 173 1. 

i II ) Samuel, son of Joseph and Katharine 
( P.irdsey ) Hawley. born 1647, died 1734. He 
married (first) 1673. M;'ry. daughtvr of 
Thomas and .\nn ( Wills 1 Tln>ninson, of 
Ivarmington, Connecticut; she died iL\ii. 
-Married (second) Patience, daughter i>f 
"Widow Hall.'" Children of first wife: Saiii- 
uel Jr.. born 1674. died i7.-;4: Joseph. jh75. 
died 1752; Thomas, 1(178, see forward; Mat- 
thew, 16S0, died i('ij3: Ebenezer, 1682; [eliiei, 
16S5, died 1727; EHzabeth, 16S7, died' 1765. 
Children of second wife: Ei-liraim. born j'iOj. 
died 1771: Catharine. 1693, died 1600: 
Stephen, 1^95, died 17^0; r.tni.nnin. lOoo. 
died i7f->5; Marv, 1699; Nathan)el. 1701. died 

(IIIi Deacon Thomas Hawley. soti of 
Samuel and -Mary (Tb.ompson) Hnwle-'. bo.rn 
1078, died 1722, He niarric'l, 1701, Joanna, 
born 1678. died 1701, daughter of Epl;iaim 
and -Mary ( (Clarke 1 Rooth. of Stratford. Con- 
necticut. Ciiild';en : Fjienezer. born 17CM ; lil- 
len, 1705, d.ied 1740; E!izai)eth. 1700. died 
1731; TiiOiiias, 1708-00. died 1726; Ezr:i. 
17! J. .--ee fr.rward .Alrry, '713; .TP'.nnnh. 
1715; He^ter. 1717. d.ied 1773: Samuel 17!. ). 
died T740: Kaihi'rine, 1722. 

'I\ > Captain Ezr:i Hawley, -■ t, c^i Deacn' 
Thnnias and joann.a ( t'.coth ) Hawdev, bor;i 
17! I, fiied '773. He married Abica:l, b.r-n 

1715. died ]-A\ daughter of Hall. 

(.'hildren : Thomas, born Januarv. 17311, died 
No\emhcr. 1730; Lnixabetii. 1737, died 1770; 
Thomas. 1738. died 1707 ; Haiinali, 1742. dj-d 
1822; Ezra. 1727. see forward; Saiiiue!, 17V ; 
Cri-^ell. 1754.' died is'n.. 

i\ '! Ezra (2), son of Capi-dn F.zra . i > 
and .Vnigad iMahi r'awiey, b^^rn 1747. (iied 
1790. lie married (hr^t; 1771. .Abi-ai'. borr. 
1748. died 1772, daughter of .Ab-aiiam and 
Mary (Wheeler) Erin-ni-de. ■..? Trtimbnli. 
Connecriciit. M,-trried 1 -econir,- 1774. Ruth. 
\ioru i7;-f. died i^2./, li.tuuiiter of .-amue! :\:)>\ 
Ruth i^\iUcini }d'irei!.iu-c. nf !-":drhe!d, Con- 
necriciit. Chibiren. riurdo'i. bi-rn \ 20. 
1775. died Januaty 2(, i-^'-7: WiK-.n. !ir>in 
-April 15, 1771'!, see forwar'!: Sanuiel. De- 
ceml'cr 2Q. 1778, diied i''C'4; Rutli. 1780, died 
r8-o; Ezra. 1781, died ;;-!;5 : Abraham. 1784. 
died, v^'''-:!; (je'irge, 171:4. ihed I030 

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(\'I) Wilson, son of Ezra (2) and Ruth (III) Sanuiel W'hcelor nt'tii 

(Mor'.'hoiise I Hawlev, born April 15, iyjt>. WHEELER child of Closes ((|. \. ), 

died October 30, 1840. Ke married, October and Sarah (Xicb.i'.s) Wheel- 

3. I7<)9. Charily, born .M.iy ly, 1775. died Au- er. was born in Stiatford, l"ebrua!\ 27, 1082. 

gust 30. iS44. dauyhter of Captain Steplicn fie lived at Oronoquc, one of the outlyins' 

and Mary (Holburtcin) Summers. Chikiren : districts of Stratford, and died in 1721. His 

Bronson. born SeiDtember 2j. 1800. died I'eb- estate was appraised at fourteen Innidred and 

ruary 12, iSSo: Mary. January 12. 1803. fifty pounds. He marricl (first) May, 1708, 

died December 26, 1847: Catharine. January Mary lirinsmade. Chiblren: i. Sarah, born 

25. 1805, died May 11, 1833: Cornelia. De- November 6, 1710. 2. Samuel, July 25. 1712, 

ceniber 9. 1806, died Ma\-. 1843 : Ruth Abby, remo\ed to Derby, married Abi,L;ail \Vhecier, 

November 19, 1S08, died April 24, i8iji ; four children. Samuel Wheeler niarrici.l 1 ^ec- 

Francis W., January 2. 181 1. died March i. ond ) 1713, Lois, widow of Ebenezer Ri^gs, 

1845; Edmund Summers. June 15. 1S13. see of Derlay : she n;arried (third) Job.n i,>hertius. 

forward; Eusebia ;\I.. L")ecember 12. i8i'^i. ; fourth ) Abraham Tomlinson. and died 

died May 30. 181S; Charles F.. March 3, iSiy, in Derby. September 11, 1767. aged eiglity- 

died May 2j. 1846. seven. Children of Samuel and Lois 1 Riggs) 

(\"II) Edmund Summers, son of Wilson Wheeler: 3. Mary, born ^lav 30, 1714. 4. 

ani-l Charitv ('Summers) Hawley. was born in James, see be!"W. 

Bridgeport. Connecticut. June 15. 1813. died U^ ) James (known as captaiii), fjurth 
February 10. 1894. W'.ien about twenty-one child of Sair.uel Wheeler by his second v, ite 
years of age he removed to Catskill, Now Lois, was born in 1716. Removing to Derbv 
York, where he remained in business some Narrows. Connecticut, lie was a rej)resenta- 
year=. and while tliere became associated with tive, and an inrluential and very sul'Stantial 
the Cat'-kill Bank. After his return to his citizen. In 1750 he was comr:if;i(::ned cap- 
native citv he wa^ engaged in th.e dry goods tain in_ tlie n^litary forces of L'onntcticiu. He 
and clothing business, and in 1849, ^^'^'^''' '^'- '^'''-''' J^'"'y 9' '-/'^^ lea\ing. like hrs father and 
father-in-law. Thomas Cook A\'ordin, and grandfather an estate of large amount for the 
>.Ion^on Hawley. was extensively engaged in period. Lie n^arriet!. I^Iay 9. 1736. Sarah, 
tr.e California trade, diey being am. mg the daughter of 1. ieu*enam Elenezor Jij'r.n.-cn Jr.. 
first to ship goods to that then new countrw of Derby; >he i!ie<.l Sepiteniber, 18 12. aged 
For manv vears he was a prominent merchant ninciy-tv\o. Ch.'biren: i. Sarah, iinvu i5e- 
a.vid business man. biu later gave up his nier- cember 27. 1737. niarric'! \""h:tne\ : 
caniile business and deviated his time and en- rhev were grandjiarcnts of the noted Stephen 
ergies to batiking. In 1859 he became presi- \\hitr.ey, of New York City. 2. Srfmuel, b'^rn 
dent of tlie Farmers' Bank ( now First Bridge- Septe'.nber 24. I730- marrie'l Lois Fairc'niJd : 
port Xatior.aD. wi-iicii office he held for eight cliikireu. 3. Sin.ieon. born April 15. 
more than th>!rt\ \ears. He was conuectc;! 1741. died ij~'^: married Captain Timntiiy 
with t!":e Bridgeport Sa\ings Bank a- direc- Baldwin ■>{ Derby: ^e\en children. 4. Kutii. 
tor. trustee, vice-pre-idcnt, president for o\er b<'rr> M;iy 20. 17.13, married \'atl;aii l-air- 
fortv vears, licing the sixth presitlent of this child. 5. James, born April i_>. 1743. -^ee iie- 





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bank, elected in 1875. and was regarded as a low. 6. Daughter, born I\Iarcii i. 1747. died 

conservative. sagaoJrms and successful finan- so^jn. 7. Joseph., born I\Ia\' 2. T748. live'.! at 

cier. At tiie age of eighteen Mr. Hawley Derby Narrows: married i ti-st > Sarah, 

united v\-ith the Second (South: Congrega- 'lau.gii'er of Ephraini \^'b.eeIer: no chiMren : 

tional (rhurch. then under the able mim-tr_\' married (second) Luc\ . and had six 

of Tsev. ?\athaniel Flewick. D.D. Although childrexi. 8. Closes. br>rn July 28, 17-0. in:;r- 

not ;ictive in politics, lie was alwa}s a ried Lucy Hecock, of Watcriv.iry : eight .:!'.;!- 

RctaiMican. dren. 0. Anna, born August to, 1752. lu. 

y\r. Haulev marrieti, July ly, ;842, Lucy David. l;orn March 14. 1754. ir. Joh;i. bor-i 

Sherwood, born November 17. 1810. died Oc- Jum 2. 17.y'i- married ( lir-:t ) Sib>l Toiid: one 

tolier 7,0, 1883. daugh»,;r r-i C.'jf'k child. ; inarried ' secMid ) JohnS'jn : th.roe 

Wdrdin. Children ; '.Mary Wnrdin ; Charles cbiMren. 12. Eli;ah. bnrn December 22. 1758. 

^\'ilson, married. Amu 17. 1884. Katharine diedi Ma\- 5. 1775. 13. Hannah, born March 

.-\.. daughter of Frederick J. and Margaret 25. 1761. 14. Sai'ah. born April 5. 1764. 

( Edmond ) Beardsley, of Stratford, Connect)- •' \ ) Jamc.~ (2) (known as i!eac(jn). fiith 

cut; cliildren: 'M.'irgueritc Wordin. married, child, ni Captain James and Sarah (Johnson) 

December 23. mo'i. J,icutenar.t Clianncey L. V\"heeler. was born .-\pril 6. 1745. For most 

Fenton, of tlie United Stales arni_\ ; Edimi'.id ('f Ins life he rcsidf! m that pr^rtion of Derb;.- 

Suminers. whicfi is known w.w .\^ I'tacni i-'ai(~. but 


finally cstnl.ili?Iie(l him-elt at W'atorlnw n, Con- 
iierlicut. \\1hi\- \v: ilicd 2vla_\' 2^. 1811). [le 
marric'l, Juik- 13. ijt'fj. .Mary Ch'.rk. of .Mil- 
ford. Gjur.eciicr.t. (."liiMren : i. .Mary, b-jrn 
February 5. 17(18. 2. Lucy, Dcceiiiber 23. 
ijOy, died .March 0, 1787. 3^ .\iiii, li tii Scp- 
tetiiber 12. 1 77 1. 4. Sarah, ncccinher 12, 
1773. 5. Hannali, January 30. I77'i. '>. Luis, 
March 14. 1778. 7. James, .March i, 1781. 
8. Huldah. Sciitciiiber 16. 1784, died July 4. 
17S6, 9. Huldah (2dl, -\i)ril 21. 17S7. 10. 
David, September d, 1789, see below. 11. 
Lucy, Ma\ 287 i-J^ji. 

(VI) David, leiuh child of Deacon James 
(2) and .Mary ( Clark j Wdieeler. \\a> born 
September 6, 178^. .\ re^idicnt oi W'.itertown, 
he was engaged ~uccessfull_\- in the carriage 
manufacturing business. He died in Water- 
town. He married (lirst) Phoebe De Forest. 
Chikiien: I. James, bom September 26, 181 1. 
2. Mar\, born .\ugust 14, 18 14. David 
Wheeler married (second) Sarah De Fu-est, 
sister of his first wife. Children: 3. Nalban- 
iel, born .^eptemVier 7. 1820, see below. 4. 
Jane, December 20. 1S23. 5. George. Febru- 
ary 24. iS2(x 6. Belinda Polly. IMay 18. 1828. 

The De F>3rests were originally _a Huguenot 
family of .Avesnes, France, some of whose 
mem.ljers tied to Leyderi, Holland, to escape 
religious i^ersecution. (Jne of the>e. Isaac Dc 
Forest, son vi ]<:>>v and Mane ( De CKni-x ) 
De Forest, came from Leyden to New .-Am- 
sterdam in lOy^. and there married Sarah De 
Trieu.x. who bore him fourteen children ; a 
son. Daviil. settled in Stratford. Connecticut, 
and was the ancestor of Phoebe and Sarah 
De Forest, \\i\es of Davi^I Wheeler. 

(MI) Nathaniel \\'hee!er. organi-er of tlie 
Whee'er & Wils'.'n Manufacturing Company, 
and also executive head and president from 
its inccptii n imtil his death, was the chief 
promoter th.ror.ghuut the W'lrLl of tlie .great 
and beneficent labiir-saving inventii^n of the 
sewing machine with which b.i^ nan;e is iii- 
dissulubly conn.ecteil. and the colleagiie of its 
invent'.ir in its m.arvelFiii^ lUwelupment. 

He was born in \\ atertown. Litchfield cvun- 
tv. Connecticu.t. SejUember 7. 1820. tlvird child 
of David Wlv.eler an^l eldest b>- hi-> -econd 
wife. Sarah 1 De t'crest) Wheeler, .'vfter ..'"- 
mining a sour.d iTnglish educati"n in tlie c 'Pi- 
nion schf'i 'Is of bis native place he ai4>reiuieed 
himself to In- father and karned the car-iage 
maker's tra'le. Iiavinu'- a special raste ilia: 
wa\ , he was i,d\en charge <jf t!ie orTiainentai 
part oi the v.'irk. but oti ci'n'ing of a^je b.e 
assumed the management of the entire busi- 
ness in order tha; his father riright be able to 
devote himself rr.ore fully to the cult;vati>n 
of the faim. .Miout five \car^ later he teiok 

up the manufacture of ■'.■arious .-!i::ill metallic 
articles — largel\ buckles and -;iil-.> for hat- 
bands; and. suii?tituting machinery for hand 
labor, very greatly reduced the ci ;<t of pro- 
duction- displa\-ing that eminently prac- 
tical ability manifested tliroughoui lii? life. In 
1848 he luiited his business with that of 
.Messrs. Warren & \\'oodruff. manufacturers 
of ^imilar articles. The new firm, taking tlie 
style of Warren, Wheeler eK: Wi.ndrufi:'. erected 
a buililing for the enlarged business, of which 
]Mr. \Mieeler te)ok entire charge. In a ~liort 
time he disceivered that the plant could bo 
still further utilized, and it was while seek- 
ing something new to manufacture that he 
became inte-i'jted in the machme with '.vhich 
his wlvjle -nbseijuent business life was iden- 

While it is true that tlie act of sewing bv 
machinery ( one of the mo-r imr:)ortant of all 
mechanical arts relating to labor-saving ma- 
chines ) was essentially American m its ori- 
gin and has been pre-eminently so in its nro- 
gressi^■e development. Enropea!i genius anj 
^kill had been groping Kjward it for nt-rrly a 
century before practical results of value were 
reached by .\merican inventors v,-orking with 
no know leclc-e of tb.c ettorts of their European 
brethren. Weiscnthal. as early as 1755. Heil- 
mann. Tiuunas Saint (granted an English jia:- 
ent in 1700). Thimor.ier (whi' fir>t obtaiiie-I 
a patent in Fruiice in 1830). Newton and 
.\rchbold. in Englau'J. and possiblv others, 
essayed the imenlior.. but nut ■. ne of these, 
nor all collectively, ever pointed tiie w.Ty to 
wliat \>.ould nr.w" i)e consiilereci a practical 
sewing maciiine. was dciHe. it is 
said, by Walter Hu'it. oj New Yoric. a~ earn- 
as 1832-34. but the C'intrivance aUeged to have 
been made b\' him was abandoned or neglected 
until the success of others ha.i lieconie pub- 
licly kfiown. The in^jerf.^ct iir'-.chicti'-'ii of 
f.has Howe, jiatented in t84''. wa< un.iour.t- 
edily the first imp' •rtant sTeii rii".ard a prac- 
cal machine, but the perfected ■"Howe"' was 
H'.t [patented until 1857. 

rile .\merican inventor whrise wort: in this 
lield fir^t rea.;hed satisfacttjry re^r,it> wa.- .Al- 
len 1'.. Wi'><>i,, a native ^f C"rtk.n''., .\"ev 
Vork. While working at bi" trade a= a ''.^^ir- 
ne\nian cahinctinaker in .Vd-n.n. Mi,-liigan. 
in if-^a7. he conceived tiie i^iea .-i ,t se>\:r;g 
macliiiv,,'. He knew of '.-.bat eitliers 
had th'.'Ught or deme in liii- directie'U. ivi 
1848. wlule working at hi> trade i-i Pittsneki. 
.Massacln>.-tt-. he completed the drav.-ings .if 
hi^ piiMjectoi! m;ichine. and in tl'.e spriiig of 
the loiiowiug/- year finished, his ni'-.del. .Al- 
thi ugh not a machinist, and not able co pro- 
cure s'litable tooU. lie made with hi.> ovu hand 



tverv part nf tlie ir.achiiie. wlicthcr of woofl 
or metal. This machine contained as essen- 
tial pans a curvei.i exe-poi'.ited nceille, a two- 
])i_)intc(l shuttle niakinp: a stitcli at each lor- 
vvaril and at each backward movenieiit, and 
a t\\n-mot;on feed. This '■fec(i-niiiiiuir" con- 
sisted of a serrated bar, horizontally recipro- 
cated, and, bcinj;' constantly in contacL with 
the cloth, moved the material forwanl at the 
proper time by the forward incHnatioir of the 
teeth, and receded while the material was held 
in position by the needle before the latter was 
withdrawn therefrom. Authorities a£,''ree that 
"this was the first machine ever con--tructed 
that contained a (:!e\'ice answerint;' to a!\\ ex- 
tent the requirenients of a feed iluit winld 
enable the operator to control at will the di- 
rection of the stitching, and thus to sew con- 
tinuous seams of any length, either straight 
or curved, and to turn corners of an\- an,;le." 
Buildin.g a second machine on the same I'ian 
but of better construction, at Xorth Adams. 
Massachusetts, in May. 1849, 'i"^ secured a 
United States patent for it Xovemlier i::. 
1S50. Xot }"et qu.ite satisfied with his wijrk. 
Mr. \\"ilson, in a third construction, sup- 
planted the shuttle by a rotating hook and re- 
cip.rocating bobbin, while the two-motion fee 1 
gave way to a segmental screw-feed. A pat- 
ent for this was issued to }dr. U'ilson on Au- 
gust 12, 185 1. But the inventor, desiring 
greater perfection. de\ised a machine with 
rotary hook and stationar}- bob.bin. f'lr wliich 
he obtained a patent. June 15. 1852 This last 
machine contained another most important im- 
provement, which yiv. Wilson described but 
did not claim in his application for the patent. 
but for which he obtained a patent, Decem- 
ber 19, 1854. This improvement was the cele- 
brated "four-mC'ti^'n feed" which, in ^^nie 
form or other, has been adopted in almost al! 
systems of sewing machines. These later and 
inijiortant improvements were all developed 
after Mr. \Mieeler became interested. 

Impressed by his first view fjf Afr. Wil- 
son's achievement, in December. 1850 and fore- 
seeing great possibilities. Xatlianicl Wdieeier 
entered into an agreement with ^Messr-. E. 
Lee & Company, of Xew York, then controll- 
ing the pater.t, to build five hundred 
at Watcrtown. His next step was to secure. 
Mr. Wilson's services to superintend tlieir 
I'lanufaclure. Shortly afterward nev\- ar- 
rangements were enterei! intii. and, relati^jn^ 
with the X"ew "N'ork firm being terminated, a 
co-partner?b.ip was formed lietwcen Messrs. 
\\'arren. Wheeler. Wondruff and Wi:s..n. 
under the title. ■'Wheeler. Wilsi:)n & Com- 
P'"'n\-, ' for tile [nu'pi i,-e of dewdojiing the in- 
ventions of the la?t-named. and for the man- 

ufacture and sale of sewing machines em- 
bodying his devices. The\- manufactured the 
original "\Mieeler & Wilson Sewing Ma- 
ch.incs." and made a ih.orough success of tiiem. 
not only in the household, but in light manu- 
facturing as well. This success was due to 
the inti.'Ulgent. encrgeiic. and. persevering ef- 
forts of .Mr. Wheeler, who became the mer- 
cantile head of the new concern, and who put 
into practical shape the improvements sub- 
sequently devised by Mr. ^\'ilson. The intro- 
duction of the niachine. placing it in factt'des 
and workshops and demonstrating its value 
in families, was carried out- under Mr. Wheel- 
er's tactful and A-igf)roi;s initiati\e. ( tppr^si- 
tion, prejudice and disbelief melteil liefore 
the enterprising activity 'if this perses-ering- 
and resourceful man. In a' brief period the 
machine was in successful operation not only 
in Xew York, but as well in liostL^n. Phila- 
delphia, and jtiier large cities. In ( 'ctober, 
1853, the business was reorganized as a iijisit 
stock company under the laws of t'unnecti- 
cut, taking the title "^^■heeler & Vv'li-m :\lan- 
ufacturing Con.ipany." The capital 'r-f the 
cor]i(iratiiDn was 81 no. 000. tlie patents being 
valued at and the machine:'.- and 
stock at S*JO,ooo. For a _\ear or t\\ o. the cru- 
cial period in the enterprise. Mr. \'\ heek-r 
acted as general manager and executive head 
of the company. In 1835 he became p^'esi'lent. 
and tliat office he filled during ih.e ren-ainder 
of his life. ?'ir. ^^'ils. .n retired from active 
participation in the bi,siiic>s almiu a \'tar pre- 
viousl}". but received a regular salarv and also 
ccmsiderable sums on tlie renewal of his (lat- 
ents. He die^l April 29. i^SS. Oi his rotac- 
ing hook and stationar}- bobbin it has been d.e- 
clared b\ liij;h authority that "diev constitute 
an invention as absolutely original, ingenious, 
aiul ei'fecti\e as any to be found; in t!'e whole 
range of mechanics, ami which has never 
failed to excite tiie imcjuaiified adimr.',t!on .:if 
C'~'m[!etent experts." 

In 1856 the factory was rem'>veti from 
Watertown to Piriflgenort. Mr. Wheeler aUo 
removed thither an-! at once identified liim- 
self actively witli ilie interests of tlie city. 
One of the first steps tai.;en was to enlarge 
the output. \\'iien, wicli increased fact..-^ry 
space and improved machinery (secured at 
t!ie expenditure C'f a feu' tlvju^and dollars, 
\\hicli to mail}- of the stoekiiolders seemed 
like reckless e-\travaganre ) t!ie '.>;:r:n;t h.:A 
reached twenty-fi\e machines a .la\'. it wa£ 
supposed the diemands of the world could 
easily be supplied. Even Mr. Wheeler him- 
self expected no greater success. Wk the 
business achanced witli rapid •strides. In 1859 
the capital stock was advanced to S4oa.Cn^o 

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and by special act of tlie Connecticut lei^i?- 
lature was iiicreast-d to Si. 000,000 in iS i-i. 
Fire sweiii: awa}- a jiortion of the buildiiigs 
in 1875, but they \\ere retuilt ininicdiately oil 
an iniiiroved plan. InipiMtant addilii_)n.-; have 
been made from tinu' to time, and to-dav the 
company's works, inchidini.,' the machine fac- 
tories, the cabinet factory, the needle factories 
and the foimdry, covei a ground space of 
some fifteen acres. 

It is almost needless to say that Bridgeport 
has been a p^reat gainer throuL;h the estab- 
lishment of these work« within its limits. 
During the first decade the p'lpulatiiin doubled, 
growing from about 7,500 to nearly 15.000'. 
antl it is now (1910) over 100,000. The 
wealth and importance of the city likewise 
increased proportionally, and the impetus 
given is still felt, 

]\Ir. Wheeler's activity in the sewing-ma- 
chine business was not ccnfincil to the admin- 
istration and supcrvi>ion of affairs, but ex- 
tended to the mechanical department, and 
he a(b-anced the art !iy important inventiini'^ 
of his own, for which patents \vere granted 
in the United States and foreign countries. 
In recognition of his services in this depart- 
ment of industry, he was decorated at the 
World's Exposition, held in \"ienna in 1873, 
with the Iniptrial Order of Francis Jo-eph. 
and at the Exposition Universelle, Iteld in 
Paris in 1880. lie received the Cross of the 
Legion of Ilonor of I-"rance. His energic>, 
however, were exercised with equal ability 
in other directions — in various hu^ine^s enter- 
prises and in the field of invention. His ver- 
satility was remarkable. As sole inventor, uv 
jointly with others, he b.eld j-atents for ni- 
ventions in wooii-filling comr"Tmuls, p..!i-h- 
ing the eyes of needle^, power transmitters, 
refrigerators, ventilating railway cars, heat- 
ing and ventilating buiMings. and for a mul- 
titude of devices for the sewing-machine. In 
experiments toward the perfection nf the 
sewing-machine alone he enipiowcrcd the dis- 
bursement of nearly half a million d.illars. 
The results achieved atte-t the wi-.!,.ni_ot tiii- 
large expenditure, for the original output of 
one niacliine a day lias been increased to -iix 
hundred, and ^ince the lni-ines< was e-tab- 
lished upward of two niihi' n liave been -'lid 
and in every part of the witM. 

As a business nuan Mr. Whetler w;i- di- 
tinguishcd for hi- (jrg:uiizing and admini-tra- 
tive abilities, his energy, enferpri-e, fore-i-;!it. 
good judgment and. fair dealin.u, oualit'.i.-s 
which were rec^'j^nized throngliout the bi;-!- 
ne-s world, tli- |"iwer and, i;;r'!'i-nce t-- a 
citizen were exefi-i-cd with beiKti.-ci-i vrii-cl 
in the social, p'lliticad. e'!ucali";i,i! a:id. rehg- 

it us activities of Connecticut and were felt 
in a still wider sphere. His solicitud.e tor aii 
employed b\- the great corporation of v.liicii 
ho was the head was esp.ecialh marked and 
won for him a profound reciprocal regar'l. 
lie always had at b.eart the be-t inrere-t= of 
Kridgeport. ar.d in many substantial wavs 
evi<lenced this civic pride. His intelligence, 
activity and wealth contributed largelv to tlie 
-success of a number of important local enter- 
pii-es. He was a corporator and trustee of 
the People's Savings Bank, a director of the 
Bridgeport City Bank. Bridgeport Hydraulic 
Company. Bridgeport Horse Railroad (Com- 
pany, Fairfield Rubber Company, W'iilimantic 
Linen Company, and Xew York. Xew Haven 
& Hartford Railroad Comjiany. fie was an 
active member of the board of trade, of the 
bijard of etlucation. and of the cc'm- 
mittees of schools and county ji'blic "^luili- 
inL;"s. His public spirit was shfiwn in a \a- 
riety of ways. He was foau'ler and first 
president of the Seaside Club, one of tiie 
chief donors of Sea^i.'ie Park to the cit_\'. aiid 
a commissioner for its developiiient. He sub- 
scribed liberally toward i'liprovini: i^v-: city's 
cb.icf cemetery and t-i St. John's Churc'i. also 
the Fairfield County Historical Society-. A 
Democrat in politics, he repeatC'Ily d.eclined 
nomination to high official po^inons, yet lie 
Served willingi;' in the BridQeiiort common 
coimcil and aI--o for several term- in t'le state 
legislature and senate. L":ider a uitura! dig- 
nity he concealed a warm heart, which be- 
trayed itself, however, in the family circle, 
among close friends, an^i especiallv of those 
in the community in '^vhich for so long a 
period he was a vital and beneficent factor. 
Hi~ activities made a millionaire. Blessed 
with robust health until 1803, he failed rapidly 
when overtaken with, illness, and dieil at his 
re-idence on Golden Hill. Bridgeport. Decem- 
ber 31. 1893. 

Xathan.iel Wheeler marricdi (first >. in 1S42, 
Hubiah R. lira'lley. !. ^lartha. 
born Augr.-t 24. 1843, died Februarv 19, 
1857. 2. Samuel H.. born September to. 1S45. 
3. Ellen B., born June 19, 1848, married. Ed- 
ward W. Harra!. of EridQcp.orr ( see Harral 
I\' ). 4. Anna B.. born Septeml.ier (;. 1851, 
died Janiiar}" 2'', 1852. Xath.'uiie! Wheeler 
married f^ecc^nd). .\ugu-t 3. 1858. }dary E. 
("ri-sy. of Xew Canaan. Connecticut, who sur- 
vived him (see forward). Cliildren : 3. Harry 
Do Forest, born April 6, 1803. dicl July lO, 
1S81. 6-7. Archer Crissy and \\"iiiiam Bishop, 
twins, born Septeml;cr 14, iSfq. 8. Arthur 
Penoycr. born October 20, 1S75, d,ied July 13, 

Marv E. i Crissv ) Wlif.eler, above-m'^ntioned. 

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as the second wife of Nathaniel Wheeler, was 
a member of o!ie of the nio<t distiny:uished 
families in the state of Connecticut. She was 
burn in New Canaan. Con.necticut. February 
10. !S33. dierl April jo, iijio. She was tlie 
daughter of Deacon Hiram and Polly ( Pen- 
over) Crissy. Her childlK'cHl was ^•|. ent in the 
home of her birth and was in keejnng with 
the life of her parents, simple and charac- 
teristic of the old New Eni^land families. In 
185S she came U> Priilgeport. and .\ut,'ust 3 
of that }ear she was marrie'I to Nathaniel 
\\ iieelcr. thu> uniiiny two of the oldest and 
most distinguishc<l families in New England. 
The residence of .Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler was 
for many years where the county court house 
now stands and was a most beautiful man- 
sion. In 1866 tliey moved to the fine Harral 
homestead on Golden Hill street, known for 
years as "Walnutwood."' where the remainder 
of her life was spent. The house was lo- 
cated on a simple but spacious piece of land 
covering nearly half a block, and liere for 
_\ears Mrs. Wheeler entertained her friends 
on the spacious lawns and in its h.and?ome 
apartments. ;Mrs. Wheeler wa.- one of the 
most generous and charitable women of 
Bridgeport, a ready contributor to all chari- 
table organizaticms and deeply interested in 
the work \vhich. they did. She wa^ one of 
the founders of the Bridgeport Protestant 
C'rphan Asylum and was a memlier oi the 
board of management from its organization 
un*il her deatli ; she was a director of the 
Wc'inan's .\uxiliary of the Yotmg ?\Ien's 
Christian Association, and a directcMr of tb.e 
Young \\"omen's Christian A-sociation. She 
was a devout member of St. John's Episcopal 
Church and very active in its work. She 
was a woman of fine mind, cultured and in- 
tellectual, and her reading h'a'd been extensive. 
She was a fine conversationalist, was in touch 
with the larger attairs of life to an unusual 
degree, and was a most agreeable hostess. 
Her sympath.ies were broad and she was in- 
terested in all charitable and philanthropic 
movements. Her character was a very lovely 
one and she will be greatl)- mi-sed by her very 
large circle of friends and acquaintanres, as 
Well a- by tlie poor of the city, to whom she 
a!wa_\-s extended a lielping liar.d. 

George Harrai. emigrant an 
H.VRRAL ce-tiir of the H;irr;d family. 

>\a< burn in the city <'f Heidel- 
berg-. Germany. Seiitemhcr 7. 1744. He n as 
of English parent:i','c and not a ("lerman ex- 
cept Ijy accident of bn-th. In w':ai \ ear or b_\- 
what vessel he came tc: thi- country i~ not 
kr.own. hut ir i^ iirr.b.alile, liowever, that lie 

came from Germany about 17*15 '^'~' Cliarlc?- 
tou, South Carolina. He was a resident of 
Charleston about 1770. and the records of the 
English Lutheran church, now called St. 
John's Lutheran Cliurcb, show that he was 
married there. I'ebruary 24. 1778, to Barbara 
.Ann Muilin. 

After the earthquake of .August 31, 1886. 
the pastor of the church, while exannning the 
steeple, discovered a mahogany box which was 
found to contain a book of records of the 
church from 1737 to 1785. Among them was 
found the record of the marriage of George 
Harral and P.arbara Ann .Muilin and also the 
baptisms of their two children. 
^ George Harral was elected a member of tlie 
German Fusiliers (an organization dating 
back to Colonial times) on July 12. 1775. He 
also served his country in a military capacitv 
in the year 177S during the siege of Savan- 
nah. Georgia, and returned to Charleston in 
1779 \vith the other surviving members of his 
company who had >erved in tiie defense of a 
sjster state. He was also a member of the 
German artillery and served ni it at the siege 
of Charleston in 1780. in wh.icli he wa> -e- 
verely wounded. 

His wife. Barbara Ann ( Muilin i Har.-al. 
was born in Germany. July 23. 1755, died la.i- 
uary 2T,. 1S20. in Charleston, South Carolina. 
He died m Ch.arleston. December 20. 1709. 
and botli he and his ^vife are in.ttrred in. the 
cemetery of St. Joh.n's Church. Georuie and 
Barbara .\nn 1 iMuilin ) Harral were the par- 
ents of two children: i. Catherine Ann. born 
December 14. 177S. in Charleston, died ?>lav 
27. 1850. She married i first) Jacob Sair.rel 
Yoer. s.'n of Jacob Yoer. December 21. !7.;4. 
in Lliarleston. They had fciur ciiikiren : i. 
Ann Catherine, born November 14. 1797. d.ied 
young; ii. Charlotte, born 3.1av 5, 1799. d.ied 
y.jung: iii. Eliza, born August 5. 1800. mar- 
ried Tristam Tupper and had eleven c'liidren: 
he was fifth in descent from Captain Tliomas 
Tupper. who came from England in 162:1; iv. 
.\nna Harral, born July h. 1802. died voung. 
She married (second! Captain Oliver Fuller. 
By marriage there were two children : v. 
Oliver, born June 22. 1818, died \oun.g; vi. 
daughter, who married Silas Howe. 2. 
Geiirgc. nientionc'l below. 

(II) George (2 1, second child of George 
( 1) and Barbara Aiv.i (Muilin) Harral. was 
born October 10, 1780, in Chariestrjn. South 
Carolina, and bajitized in the German Luth- 
eran Church of that city. He receiverl his ed- 
ucation in CharlestL.n. studying- to be a phv-i- 
cian, au'i at nineteen years of age reni':'ved to 
Savannah. Georgia, where he practiced his 
profession for some vears. He was n;ar'-ied 


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April 14. ij'j'j. in Sa\;innah. to Charld'te 
Wright, born in Lonilon. England. June 4, 
1779, daughler uf Edward and -\nn W'righi. 
Edward W'riglu was born in London in 1754, 
died in Savannah, Ceorgia. ( )cli>bL'r 2. u^oo. 
and hi-, wife Ann was linrn in London. June 
29. 1746. dieil in I 'Inladclphia. Septenilier 29. 

Dr. George Harral removed from Savan- 
nah to l'hiladel[)hia. about 1S13, where he re- 
mained for aliiiut ten years, then went to 
Rochester. New \'ork. where lie owned a 
house in 1827. lie remauied in Roche.-ter un- 
til 1841"), when being ([uite advanced in \ears. 
he ga\e up his professic^n and pas-eii the lat- 
ter days of his life in visiung hi.-, married 
sons and daughters. His wife died in New 
York. February 13, 1S47. ''"^1 he died in Tar- 
rytown, New York. December 17. iS5''i. and 
both are interred in Greenwood cemetery. Dr. 
George and Charlotte (Wright) Harral were 
the parents of thirteen children : 

I. George Edward, born in Sa^•annah. 
Georgia, April 18. 1800. died in New C)rleans. 
October i. 1854. He was said to have been 
one of the handsomest men of his time. Lie 
married (tlrst) a celebrated beaut\. Julia Ann 
Xeafus; of Rochester. January 8. 1829, and 
had one daughter. .Marv Marshall, ^\ho died 
at twenty-three years. He settled in New 
Orleans and practiced his profession of physi- 
cian there. He was divorced from his first 
wife and married (second) .\.nna C. Rigluon, 
in Charleston, South Carolina. January ig. 
1841. and they had one son. William Rigluon. 
After this marriage Dr. Harral moved to Mo- 
bile, Alabama. Anna C. Rightoii was a de- 
scendant of William Righton. Sr.. who emi- 
grated from England to the "■Sommers Isles" 
(now the IJerniudas) lietween the \ears of 
1600 and 1700 and on .\ugu-t 23. 1073. his 
name apj^ears as one of the ci-uncil of the as- 
sembly of those lslan(.ls. 

2. Lucy -Ann. born in Savannah. Georgia. 
October 31, 1801. died April 4, 1886. She 
married, in Rochester, New '^'ork. September 
27. 183 1. .-Manson Penheld. Tlie>- had three 
childien : i. James Harral. born in Cle\'eland. 
C)hio. January 20. 1834. died in New York, 
Septcmlier i. 1874; ii. .Marv Elizabeth, burn 
in Cleveland, Ohio. March 23, 1S37, married. 
December 7, 1862. Alfred Hopkins, son of 
James Edgar ( liorn in Hartford, Connecticut. 
December ri. 1804) and Mar}- (Lane) H-jp- 
kins. born in Onondaga. New York, August 

25, 1808. Mr. and Mrs. .Alfred Hopkins' had 
five children : a. Daughter, born September 

26, 1863, died" same day; b. .-Mfred Harral. 
born 2\kirch 4. 1870: c. Labella Eugenie: d. 
Ralph Edgar, born June 19, 1876, died June 

4, 1878; e. Walter Lane, born December I, 
1879; iii. Francis Henry, horn in Cleveland, 
Ohio, January 11. 1S45. 

3. Ji.col) Yoer, born December 20. 1S03, in 
Savannah, died there January 6. 1804. 

4. Hugh Wright, born (.)ctobcr ir, 1805. in 
Savannah, died there January 6, i8<'7. 

5. William, born November 7, 1807, in Sa- 
vannah, died youn.g. 

6. Henry Kollock, born November 26, 180S, 
in Savannah, ivientioned l.ielow. 

7. William. Ixirn (Jcti^ber 9, 1810, in S.-i\an- 
nali, died August 5, 1877, in Suninier\ ilie. 
South Carolina. As a child he was cinisideied 
delicate and his father decided to h.a\e him 
learn the trade of cabinet maker to obtain Hie 
necessary e.xercise to make him more rolnist. 
Hy the time he had mastered the trade, the 
object was attained and he became an asso- 
ciate of his older brother Henr}- K. in Charles- 
ton, liecoming his partner aad afterward had 
full charge of the business. After his broth- 
er's death, in 1854. he formed a prrcnership 
with a .Mr. Nichols and the firm became Irlar- 
ral, Nichols and Company. He v.-as promi- 
nent in Charleston, was an elder in the Globe 
Street Presbyterian Church, and a meinber of 
the building conimiitce. He ser\e(l all during 
the war and was wouniled on the last da\', 
.-Vpril 9. 1865. He married (hr>i) .August 15, 
1837. .\nna \'ardcll. born in Charleston. 
South Carolina, .\u.gust 18, 1818. daughter of 
Thomas .\ddison and Su;-an \ ardell. S;ie 
died December 26. 1871. They were the jiar- 
enls of eleven children, born in Charleston : i. 
George Edward, June 18. 1838, died .\pril 
14, 1839: ii. William James. October 3. 1839. 
died April 10, 1842; iii. Thomas .Addi.son, No- 
\"eniber 2;, 1840. died February, 11. 1841 : iv. 
Frances Marion. Oct.'ber 17. 184.. .lied CVno- 
ber iS. 1841: \. Anna X'ardell. '-.ugust 26. 
1843, <:!i'-'d C)ctober 2, 1865; vi, Albert WVight. 
;\Iarch 28, 1845, '•'li^^cl July JO. 1840: vii, Wil- 
liam. March 9. 1S47, di^d .August 2.:. 1S70; 
viii. Susan. June 30. 1848, died June 12, 1S51 ; 
ix. Cliarl(itte Wright, November. 3. 1850. died 
.-\ugu-r 2j. 1852: .\. Eni'ua. Marol; 12. 1853, 
died .Vugust 17. 1855; xi. Richard Lc\brnm, 
PYbruar}- 5. 1S55. died October 30. 1873. Fie 
m.arriecl I seconrl ) .September 21. 1875, .'lary 
Geralfline (Eraser) Hughe-, widow: of \\"i[- 
liam N. Hughes, of rhiladelphia, who died in 
^Xpril. 1872. and daughter of Cliarlos R. Fra- 
;cr. P.y tliis niarri;ige he hiul one .-on. Wil- 
li.iri!. l.Kirn in Charleston. -Vugust o. 1870. 

8. James, born September i, 1812. in Savan- 
nah, died July 25. 1893. in P.rooklyn, New 
\ ork. Fie was engaged in the drug inisiness 
and the firm of Harral, Riselv & Kitchen v/as 
a leading one in this line. Their business was 

principally w ith the prosperous southern .^tate.-. 
anil was conducteii successfull)- until Liith 
business and fortune were ruined by the ci\il 
war. I'-ut in 1S75 he began ayain in Lhark"-- 
ton. and later returned and renewed the busi- 
ness in New York. He married. June 8, 1843, 
1-Jnnia I'., daughter of Thomas \'ardell. She 
died, in ( )range. Xew Jersey. December 19. 
1868. Mr. and Mrs. James Harral were the 
parents of eight children : i. Louis Allen, born 
in Charleston, ^larch 7, 1844. died August 
jih, 1846. ii. James, born in Charleston, .\pril 
5, 1845, niarried. Xo\-ember 17, 1875. Agnes 
Reid, daughter of George Reid. of Xew York. 
She died September 14. 1886. They had 
'three children : a. Frederick Reid. horn De- 
cember I, 187'); b. Edith Agnes, born May lo. 
1878, died I'ebruary i, 1879; c. Jessie Doug- 
lass, born December 2, 1SS2. iii. Richard 
Weston, born in Charleston, September 15, 

1848. died in Xew. York, October 14, 1878. 
iv. Francis, born iri Charleston, February 9, 
1,850, married Mary Adelaide Jacques, daugh- 
ter of James Monroe Jacques, born (Jctober 
4, 181C), and Mary Louise ( Mullock) Jacques, 
born Deceml)er 14, 1824. y\v. and Mrs. Fran- 
cis Harral were the parents of three children: 
a. Mary Louise, born January 4. 1883: b. 
Richard A\"eston. born May 18. 18S5. died De- 
cember 15, 1885; c. Clarence \'an Buskirk. 
born Alarch 5, 1889, died December 4, 1889. 
\'. Emma \'ardell. born in Charleston. Decem- 
ber 22. 1831. married Henry W'yer Scudder, 
January 5. 1875. He was brirn Xovember 2(k 

1849, died September 10, 1886. and was the 
son of John (born June 24, 1815, died Ma\ 

23, 1809) and Sarah Amanda Crawfrird (Wil- 
son) Scudder. yir. and Mrs. FIenr\- W". 
Scudder wer-' the parents of two children : a. 
Henry b'lrn September to. 1877. ''ied 
September 2fi. 1877: b. ^L^i Harral. liorn May 
2J, 1881. \-i. Su^an. born in Xew York, June 

24. 1834, died in Xew York, January 8, 1885. 
vii. Henry Kollock. born in Xew York, Janu- 
ary 30, 1856. viii. Bertha, born in Irvincton. 
Xew Jersey, July 5, 1859, married Edward 
Wamsley Field, (Tlctolx-r 23, i8';)3. He was 
born July 27, 18^8, son oi Augustus 1 born 
May 5, 1S23. died December 2, i8(56), and Ev- 
eline Blanks ( Filley ) Field, born February 3, 
1832, died Xovember 6, 1886. 

9- Charlotte, born in Philadelphia, July 22, 
1814, dieil there Decen-.ber 14, 1810. 

10. E'raiici>, born in r'hiki'ieliihia, M;;rch i:, 
i>^\i''. died there .\pril 20, 18 19, 

li. Charlotte, born in Philadelphia, October 
-4. 1817, married, January 1, 183S, in Bri<!ge- 
P'lrt, Connecticut, Anihn.-e A. Lane. They 
were the parents of five children : i. Geor-e 
Lphrnini, born in Xewburg. Xew ^'orK, 

COXiXECTICUT , ,. 172; 


March 10, 1S39, and married Mary .Somer-. 
Their children were (jeorge, Ida, Robert, 
l-Vancis, ii. Charlotte Augusta, born in Hud- 
son, Xew York, January 20, 1S41, died March 
II, 1875. She married Rcibert Powell and 
had one son, Frank hving. The entire iain- 
ih- are dead. iii. (^"onulia Ambro'^ia. bririi in 
Brookl_\n, Xew York, July 21, 1843. iv. Rich- 
ard Harral, born in Trumbull, Connecticut, 
June 6, 1845, iiiarried . (Chil- 

dren : Alliert. Arthur, Robert, Grace, v. -An- 
drew, born May 21, 1850, married Sereiia 
John-on. Children: William and Rose. 

12. Francis, born in Philadelphia. Juh 24, 
1819, died in St. Louis. January 13. 1861. 

13. Richard Labrum, ij'jrn in Xew "^ ^rk 
June 19, 1821, died in Charle-.ton, South Ca.r- 
olina, March 2, 1814. 

(HI) Henry Kollock, sixth child of Dr. 
George and Charlotte ( \'\'rigln 1 Harral, was 
born in Savannidi, Georgia, Xc\e!"nl>er 2L1. 
1808, died in Augusta, Georgia. .May io, 
1854. He was named for the Rev. Henry 
Kollock, who was pa^tor of the Independent 
r'resli}"terian Church, of Savannah, from 1806 
until the time (jf his death in 1S19. Henry 
Kollock Harral located in Xewark, Xew Jer- 
sev, where he was associated in the saddle and 
harness manufacturing business with William 
Wright, subsequently L'nited States senat'^/r- 
friMi! Xew Jersey. He was later sent to 
Charleston to take charge of ^Ir, ^\'ri<::iIt's 
business there. He remained in th.e so'.i'l: 
onl\' a short time when he Ijought oi;f Tl-,e 
Writ;ht interest in the business, placed h:^ 
lirother William in ch.arge of the Charleston 
limine and returned to Xew York. He ti.ok" 
charge c^f tb.e house in Xew \ork. estab- 
lished the manufactory of tb.e goods m 
P.ridi^eport. Connecticut, arid associated linn- 
self with Phik. C. Calhoun, of that city He 
v\'as a successful business man, a much es- 
teemed citizen, proininent in the commnnity 
and was for seven years mayor 01 Bridge- 
prat. He married, in Bridgeport, Angint 14, 
1834, Sarah Ann Peet. daughter of William 
and Jemima (Tomlinson) Peet, de-^cer.dant 
of on.- of the earl\ Stratford familie-, nn:l 
was born [March 5, iSor). and died December 
17, 18(3-. The Peet family are of English 
ancestr}-, and members of it took an active 
part in tb.e ear!\- war-, therefore the cb.ildreu 
of Mr. and Mrs. Henry K. Harral are eli- 
uible to membership in the variou- s.icieties 
open only to descendant- of colonial families. 
Mr. and' ^Irs. Henry Kollock Harral were 
the parents of six children: 

I. William Wright, b.orn in Endgep'Tt, 
June 30, 1836, married,, December 12. i.~^''0. 
"lane Augusta Wells, born .\ugust 5. 1S3S, 




dauyhlcr of Gfori^e .\tisiistiis ani: jaiK' \;^- 
nei (Keeler) Wells. George AuLjustus Wells 
was born December 12, 1816. and his wife, 
Jane At,'nes Keeler, was born in P.riflLicpnrt. 
Jnne 28. 1820. Mr. and .Mrs. William 
"Wright Harral are tlie parent^ (;f finir chil- 
dren: i. P'rederick William, born in Crid«_;e- 
port, Jannar\- 17, 1862, died the same day. 
ii. George Strong, born May 29, 1863. in 
Bridgeport, married Nellie Beardsley. iii. 
Frederick List, born in Bridgeport, .\iigust 
16, 1865, married (first) Columbia Miliano, 
married ( second ) Gertrude Burbank. iv. 
\\'i!liam Wright, born in Bridgeport, August 
7, i860, married, April 15, iSo'i. E-telle Jo- 
sephine Clark. 

2. Henry Hazeltine, born in Charleston, 
South Carolina. March 8, i8,:;8. 

3. Helen }ilaria, born in r'>ridgepi:irt. Feb- 
ruarv 29, 1840, married, in Xe\v York City, 
December 12, 1S67, Samuel Mulliken. He 
was born in Dorchester, }y!as---achusetts. Seji- 
tember it, 1833, died in Washing!. jh, D. C. 
March i, 1888. He was the son of Dr. 
Samuel Mulliken (horn in Lexington. Massa- 
chusetts, in 1791, died in D^'rche^ter, Massa- 
chusetts, I'ebruary 19, 1843 1 and Mary Lar- 
kin (Paysoni Alullikeu 1 born in Cliarles- 
town. Massachusetts, August 19, 1797. died 
in 1886 1. ?\Ir. and Mrs. Samuel Mulliken 
were the parents of two chiMvcn: i. 
Harral, born Septeml;er 25. i8i.'i. in Xew 
York City: ii. Helen r'a}'M>n. born January 
27, 1883, in Washington. 

4. Frederick Fanning, born in I'ridgepiTt, 
February 24, 1843, 'li^'*^! J^^h' 5- i^f^i- He 
was unmarried. 

> George, born in Brid.f^eport. April 26, 


6. Edward \\ right, nientionefl below. 

i'I\') Edx'.ard ^^■right, sixth child of Henry 
Kollock and Sarah .\nn ( l^eet ) Harral, was 
born in Bridgeport, December 12, 1843. After 
completing a course of study in the local 
schools, he attended Marih,orough Churchill's 
Alilitarv School at Sing Sing. X'ew York, 
then the leading instittition of its kind \n ihiC 
L'nited States. Wlien the ci\il war broke out 
he displayed his sympathy' with the L'nion 
cause bv enlisting in the F'.urteenth Connecti- 
cut X'olunteer [nfantr\-. Ijut was rejecteiJ, ou- 
ing to his youthful year;. He became asso- 
ciated with, the firm of Lacey, Meelcer Ce 
Compaii}'. manufacturing harness and sa;idies, 
where he remained ten years, and for four 
years lie was general agent for the Wheeler & 
Wilsi'ii Manufacturing Conpan\', of P.ridge- 
port, his duties requiring extensive travel 
in the soi.'thern and, ^ve-tern state-, in 1880 
he retired frc.m that po-it"'n rutd s':irn after 

became C'jnnectcil \>iih the Fairfield Ruljljcr 
Company, then in its infancy. .Mr. Harral 
is a public-spirited citizen, generously ex- 
tending aiil in any worthy movement, takes 
an active part in rehgious matters, was a 
vestryman in rhilailei[ihia, and wliiie a resi- 
dent of hairfield was a junior warden of the 
Episcopal church, and for thirteen years has 
been senior warden of St. John's Church. 
I'olitical hcinors have no attraction for him. 
and while his sympathies are mainly with 
the Democratic pjarty, yet he votes inde- 
pendently, as in the campaign of 1896, when 
liij ballot was cast for McKinley. Mr. Harral 
is justly regarded as one of tlte ablest busi- 
ness men of th.e state, and the prosperous 
conditi'Tii of the business of which he is 
now the head represents Ids best energy, <kiil 
and judgment. He married (first) Julia, 
daughter of Hiram, and. Polly (T'enoyer) 
Crissy, of Xew I'anaai!, C"..innecticui, on June 
12, 1867. She was born July 24, 1S44, died 
June 30, 1872. The_\- were t!:e parents of 
one son. Crissy De Forest, born December 13, 
1868. Mr. FLarral married (secotid 1 Ellen B., 
third child of Xathaniei and Huldiah Rose 
(Bradley) ^\'heeler. She was born June 19, 
184S. Tliey are the parents of one child, 
Mary Wheeler, horn Jul}' 11, 1S79, married 

(first! Rowdand; married (second;, 

August 22. 1910, in I'.ri'igeport, ilarrv L. 
Stratton, of Br.iuxville, Xew York, wh.o is 
engaged in the atiujinobile business in. Xew 
York Citv. 

Th.e surname Hyde has beer. in. 

HYDP^ use in England ior fullv five hun- 
dred year.-, and liranciics of the 
family are found in all parts or the kiiigd'-'n. 

( I ) William Hyde, immigrant. \vas iji;rn 
in En.gland. He v\'a5 among the founders 
of Hari:ford. Connecticut, and his name is 
on the monument to the first settlers. Fie 
doubtle-s came with Rev. Thomas Hooker to 
Cambridii-j and went thence with him to Hart- 
ford. He removed to .Saybrook, Connecti- 
cut, as early a-; i('>52. and to Xorwich about 
ihC'O. He died at Xorwich, January 6, 1681. 
He was a man of considerable importance 
and wealt'n : wa< frequently selectman. His 
itouse lot devised to his grandson \\'ihiain 
■was at last accoimts still owned bv a lineal 
descendant. Children: Samuel, born i'i37. 
mentioned below ; Hester, married! Ji)hn Post. 

ill) Samuel, only son of William Hyde, 
\v;is born in 1637. died in 1677. Ffe settled 
at Xorwiili We-t Farms. Connecticut, in ii'^i'o, 
and became a leading citizen. He foU'.'wed 
farniiiT.: all his life. He married. June. 16150. 
Lane Lee. of East Savbrook. daucrhter oi 

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'-^T«''*'-'"'"«^'«" f,t»»«p^p<Il»^(^iJ515«5f«>((i»j»^?»>T '' ^IffJi^ f Ufli l g^i^f^f^ t^^^J^f^rf^a^^ ^l^ 

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Thomas anrl 

( Itiown) Lee. Children, 

born at Xorwich : HUzabeth, born in August, 
1660. marriud Richard Lord ; Phebe, Jan- 
uary, i6'S3. married }\lather Griswold; Sam- 
uel, Ma\ , 1665, married EHzaijeth Calkins : 
John. JJeceinber, 166-, married Experience 
Abel: Isaac. January. 1670, married Anne 
lUishnell : Thomas. Jul)-. 167J. mentioned be- 
low: Jabez. May, 1677, married Elizabeth 

( III I Thoma'i, son of Samuel Ilyde, was 
born in Norwich, July. 167J, died April 9. 
1755. He was a farmer at Xorwich West 
Farm?. He married, in Decemlier, 1IJO7. 
Mary Backus, died ^NLirch i-j. 1752, daugh- 
ter of Steplien Backus. Children, born at 
Norwich: Mary. February 21. 1698, mar- 
ried John Pember : Th.omas. July 29, 1(199, 
marrietl Elizabeth Huntington: Phebe. March 
16, 1702, married John I'rench : Jacob, Jan- 
uary 20. 1703. mentioned lieUjw : Jane, De- 
cember 4, 1704, married John Birchard : Ab- 
ner, September 12, 1705. married (first') 
Jerusba Huntington, and (second) Mehitaljle 

(I\') Captain Jacob Hyde, son of Tliomas 
Hyde, wa:; liorn at Norwich. January 20. 1703. 
He alsi:' setrleil at Nnrwicli \\ est Farms and 
followed farming. He married. October 1 1 . 
1727. Hannah Kin^-^luiry. burn March 13. 
1709. at Haverhill, daughter of Deacon Jo- 
seph an.d Ruth ( Dc-nisi^n ) Kingsbur)-, grand- 
daugliter of Joseph and Love ( Ayers) Kings- 
bury. She died }\[arch 16. 1770, at Benning- 
ton, \'ermijnt. v.hile on a \isil. Chik'ren. 
born at Norwich: Jacob, born August i. 
1730. married Hannah Hazen : Mary. March 
24. 1732, married Peabody Moseley : Ephraim. 
born April 23, 1734. mentioned below: Jo- 
seph. June I, I73<). married Abigail Abel: 
Hannah. May 5. 173S. vriarned Samuel Ladd : 
Ruth. Ja:urary 2(1, 1740. married Ezekiel 
Ladd: Junathan. Jnnuary 4. 1742. died Oc- 
tober 22. 1743: Silence, born A|')ril 13, 1744, 
married Joseph Ladd: Rebecca. December 11, 
1745. married Lebbeus Armstrong: Phebe, 
Octolier 7, 1750. died January 28. 1771. at,''n, \'ermont, unmarried. 

( \' ) EpiiraiiTi. son of Captain Jacob Hyde, 
v^-as bi^rn April 23, 1734, at Norwich \Vest 
F;irTi>. iiow Franklin. Connecticut. He mar- 
ried Martha Gidi'infrs. of Norwich, and set- 
tled at Stafford, Connecticut. ChiMren : Na- 
thaniel . born March 7. 1757. metitioned be- 
low; Hannah, No'.ember 15, I75<S, died un- 
married : Lydia, January 6, 1761. married Jo- 
seph Alden : E',)hraim. January 23. 1703. mar- 
ried Margaret Walbridge : Mardia. February 
15. t7''i5. married Oii\er ^^'elIes : Jacob. No- 
vember 13. 17117, married, L\<!ia Hall: Ja-per, 

December. I76';(. marri.'il Delight Strong; 
Eunice, August 2, 177., marneil i'".li Con- 
verge: Eli, }\Iay 4. 1777, married Mehitable 

(\ Ij Natlianiel. .-on of Ephraim Hyi.le, v.-as 
born at Stafl'ord, ]March 7, 1757, died in 1825 
at Scaffold. He was an iron founder. He 
married (first) Sarah, daughter of Lieutenant 
D. Strong: ( seci:ind 1 Cynthia Palmer. His 
widow was living at Hartford in 1856. Child 
of first wife: Alvan. born October 26. 1786, 
mentioned below. Children of second wife: 
Nathaniel, born February, iSoo, died October 
II, 1S30. married. January 11. 1826, Caroline 
Converse and had three children: Sarah, mar- 
ried Asahel Johnson, of EUingt'.Tu ; Lavina, 
married, June 30. 1823. R'lck'vell : .Mar- 
tha, married. Octolier 12. 1825. Joseph Phelps 
and had three children. 

(\'II) Alvan, son of Nathaniel Hyde, was 
burn Clctober 26. 1786. at Staltord, died Oc- 
tober 4, 1841. He -ucceeded to iiis latlier's 
business and for. n.iany years was an ivon 
mar.ufacturer at Stafford. He married :>arah 
Pinne_\ , born Jar,i:ary 9. 1793. at Staft'or,l, died 
September 13. 1848, daughter of Daniel Pin- 
ne\-. Children, born st Staff .jrd : i. Edwird 
G.'. married. May 5. 1845, Sarah },I. 
stead. of Mor.^i'U. Mas^achnseLt^ : settled .u 
Staffoid: chillren: i. Charles F... born .-\pril 
4, 1848. died August ly. 1849: ii. Edward A., 
born May 30, 1850: iii. Charles T. 2. Alvan 
Pinney, born March 10, 1825. mentioned be- 
low. 3. Henry L., born December 6. \%2~ , 
diei.l November 15. 1830. 4, Salisbury, re- 
sided at Cliict:)pee. unmarried. 5. Jenney. mar- 
ried Charles Fox and settled at Stafford. 6. 
Mar_\-ette. married James S. Kent, resided iri 
Richmond. \"irginia. 

(\Tn) Hon. Alvan Pimiey Hyde, s>"n of 
Ah-an Hyde, was bi.^rn in Stafford, Marcii 10. 
1825. lie attended! the public scb.ools, fitted 
for college at Mun.-on Academy a:id grad- 
uated nitli lion.or froni Yale College in the 
ela-s i:.f 1845. He -tudied lav.- in tlie office 
of Loren P. \\"al!o, of Hartford, then of Tol- 
land, and also in the Yale Law Scb;ool. and 
\'as aiimitted to the bar in \%x~. Fie re- 
mained in Stafford imtil 1849, when lie re- 
muved to Tolland and uas as-ociated with 
his father-m-law. Judge Loren P. ^^'aldo. one 
of the leading lawyer^ of the state. Then tb.e 
( ffice of the firm va^ renvned to Ibi'-tford,. 
In 18^)7 the firm became Waldo. Hul.Fard 
& Flyde. Governor R. D. ITui)bard btiiig ad- 
mitted to partnership. \\\ 1877 Charier E. 
Gross was aduiiitted. Four ye.irs biter Judge 
Waldo died audi tb.c firm ii.ime was changed 
to Hubljanl Hvde & Grov^, Wilham Waldo 
Hyde and Frank Eldridge Hyde, >on; of Mr. 

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H_\de, became partners. In 1884 Covern'M' 
Hubbard died an<i the firm became Hyde. 
Gross & Hyde. Tlie present tirm n.nme ;> 
Gross, Hyde & Shipma'i. .Mr. rlydc was ior 
many years one of the leailing' lawyers of 
Connectiev.t. He was a ,Qifte<l inii)lic -peaker 
and a skillful trial lawyer. He was a prmni- 
nent Democrat. In i854-58-(>j he repre.-enied 
the town of Tolland in the general as-emlily. 
He was made a Mason in L'riel Lodge, Xo. 24. 
in 1858, at Merrow Station. Tolland county. 
and was a member of Rc'val .\rch Masons, 
Royal and Select .Masters, Knic^hts Templar. 
He was grand master of the Connecticut State 
Lodge for two terms, first elected Ma-\ 15, 
1862. and his administratinn wa< iintaljle, 
demonstrating his great execr.tive ability and 
personal popularity. He was a member of 
the Yale .Alumni .-Association of Hartfo'-d. 
He traveled extensively in Europe and visited 
all parts of the I'nited States, iucluding 
-Alaska. His home on Charter C "ak I'lace is 
a historic spot. Iiein-'j' tlie location oi the 
famous old Charter (Jak. He was interested 
in local history and evinced ir.ucli public ^jiirit. 
He married, September 12. 1849, I'ranccs 
Elizabeth \\'aldo, born March 21. 18^1 (see 
Waldo \TI). Children: William Waldo, 
bom March 23. 1854. nientioneti lielow : l-"r;iuk 
Eldridge, January 21. 1858. member of the 
law firm of Hyde. Foiard ■& Harjier, of I'ari,-: 
has lived in Paris, France, since 1894: mar- 
ried, October 20. 18S1, at Hartford, Carrie 
Adelaide, daughter of Hon. Julius and .Ada- 
line (Conger) Strong. 

(TX) \\'illiam \\'aldo. son of .\lvan I^inncy 
Hvde, was born m Tolland. Connecticut. 
Zvlarch 25, 1854. He resided in hi-- native 
town until he was ten years old. and went to 
school there. His family then moved to H.irt- 
ford, and he prcjiared for college in the Hart- 
ford public high school, graiiuating in r.S72. 
He entered A'ale College and w.i- gr.i'lu.iied 
in 1876 v.-ith the degree of Bachelor of .-\rts. 
President .Arthur T. Ha<'!ey and other promi- 
nent men were classmates, .\fter gnwluatii^n 
he .spent two }-ears as a huv vtu'lcnt. 'me in 
hi'= fathe'-'s oftice and one in t!io law <clKi, ,1 
of LVpcton Univer.~it\-. lie \\.i-^ adiiiiited to 
the bar in H.arttV.rd in 1878 ,ind be-an to 
practice in the office of W.aldo, Hulb-ird vV 
Hyde, the firm of which !ii- f.-iilie'- aiid ;;rand- 
fatl'.er were partner- before iiim. H;e prc-- 
ent style of thi- law hrin •■■ "Iro--, llv!.- .\: 
Shipman. and Mr. Hyle ha- cor.triiiute.l lu< 
part in maintainiiig the pre-tige of thi- lirr.i. 
taking rank among the foreuio-t l.'iw'ers ot 
the state. In public affair- he li:- t.iken tlu: 
part of an able :'.n.d iiisiiiic--] irir'oi citizeri. 
For manv \ear- lie wa-; a meuib'.-v of liv,. 

-cliool board and for six years school vi-itor, 
au'l he devoted him-clf ea.rnestly to the ini- 
pr')\ement of th-e public scliOtiU. l-' many 
y^ars he was president of the board of street 
commissioners of Hartford. In j/olitics he 
is a Democrat, and from 1892 to 181)4 was 
niavor of Hartford. His administration was 
characterized Iiy good judgiuent and excep- 
tional executi\e ability, and is cited as a luodel 
to be followed by his successors. Mr. Hyde 
is pn.iminent also in social life, a member of 
the ( )rder of Free and .Accepted ]\[;;-;0!is. 
Royal .Arch Masons. Royal and Select Ma-- 
ters. Washington Coniniandery, Knights Tem- 
plar, and of the various Masonic bodies to 
the thirty-second degree: of the .\Iayflc,\ver 
Descendants, being a desi^endant of Elder 
William I'.rewster : of the Society of Colonial 
^^'ars and the Sons of the .American Revolu- 
tion ihi-^ .\very and Eldredge ancestors being 
proniinent in the revol-Litionary war 1 : of the 
Improvc I Order ui Red .Men: of the Hart- 
ford Chib. tlie Hartford Golf Club, the Fann- 
ington Countr_\ Club, the Universit;, Club ci 
New A'ork City, the Vale Club of New York 
City, the Graduates Club of New Haven and 
the .Xayassett C'ub of Springiield,. Massaciiu- 
se!t>. He is a member of the South Cougre- 
'2:'.tional <..hurcli of ilarrford. He married, 
Deceir.ber i, 1877, Helen Eliza ^\'atson, born 
(')ctober 30, 1854, in New York/City, daugh- 
ter of George \\'. and Eliza Xy< (Pixley ) 'Wat- 
son. She was a classiuate of Iter husband 
in the HartfV'rd jrLiblic high =cliool. Chib'ren: 
F.lizal.ieth. born Clctober 17. 1878: .A'.van 

Waldc). .\ugust 21. iSSo, married and 

ha-; cliiidren : Helen U'aldo and Elizabeth 
Howard, twins, born Octiiber 22, 1006. 

(The Wn'rlo Line), 
ill C'ji tielir.s Waldo, iitiniigrant arice>tor, 
wa.- Ijorn a'lout ir)24, probably in England, 
died at Cliehusi'ord, Massachusetts, January 
.^, i7o-:)-oi. Hi^ name is first mentioned in 
die c-'Urt records at Salem. July 6. 1647. It 
i- i^robabie that he settled "fir.-t in Ipswdch 
an<l wa- one of the committee appointed to 
I'lm the line between Ip-wich and Glouce-ter. 
tie o-i\ned a -ii.ire a'vi a half in Plum Island 
ai:d w:!-; lis iug ai li'-wich a^ late as Km^. He 
ii'irried Hannah. Cog-weil. born 1624. died 
DecMub'er 25. lyoj,. daughter of Jolin and 
C'i.'ai-et!! ( Thomp-on I Cog-well, of Ipswich. 
!br r.idicT- was a native of \\'eitbiiry Lei.rh, 
co;!uiy Wilt-;. luiglari.i, anfi came to New 
Engl;;nil on the -hip ■".Angel Gabriel": he was 
a well-to-do woolen nirmufactarer in England. 
Her mother was daughter of Rev, '\\'il!iani 
Tlionip-o,:;. vicar of Wc-tbur\- parish. C 
J;innai\' 2. i'itI, John Cog--v\-{:ll gave to his- 

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son-iii-!a\v his tlwelliiig house at Chebacco 
Fall.-- and forty-nine acres of land. About 
lO^S.'-'-"'"'-''^'- '»Valdo removed tu Chelmsford, 
and on J/cbruar}- 15 of that _\ear setkl his 
chebacco I-'alls house to Edward Bragg. In 
various deeds during the next fifteen or twen- 
t\- \eari he is called sometimes of Clielmsford 
and scmietimes of Dimstable. probably be- 
cause his farm lay part in each town. He 
was one of the first settlers of Chelmsford, 
and in 1673 was on the committee to instruct 
the selectmen, and in 167S was chosen select- 
man. He was a charter member of the church 
organized December 16. 1(185, in Dunstable, 
and was or.e of the first deacons. In 16S6 
lie was one of tlie purchasers of land at 
W'amesit of Jonathan T\'ng, and in 1690 he 
was licensed to keep a tavern in Chelmsford. 
He was cliosen selectman again in 169S. He 
disposed of his property, which consisted of 
a large amount of laud in Dunstable and 
Chelmsford, w ith a dwelling house and build- 
ings in each town, before his death, and died 
intestate. Children : Elizabeth ; John, men- 
tioned below: Cornelius; Daniel, born August 
I9> 1657; r\Iartha, February 27, 1658; twin 
sons, February 24, 1659, buried February 2j, 
1659: Deborah. January 14, 1G61 ; Rebecca, 
January jS. 1662 : Juditli, July 12. 1664 ; Alary, 
September 9. 1665. died at Chelmsford, No- 
vember 29. 1665 ; Jonathan, i66y. 

(11) John, son of Cornelius Waldo, was 
born probably at Ipswich and died at Wind- 
ham, Connecticut, April 14, 1700. He was 
in King Ph.ilip's war in the fight at Brook- 
field, August 2, 1675. and was wounded. He 
served at the garrison at Groton also. He 
resideil at Chelmsford and in 1682 was em- 
ployed by the to^vn of Dunstable as a mounted 
guard against tlie Indians. He removed to 
Dunstable and was a farmer and owned a 
grist mill on Nacooke brook in that town. 
He was 'Icpuly to the general court in 16S9. 
and about this time removed to Boston. In 
1697 he owned a mill and five acres of land 
in town cove in Flingham, but jjrobably never 
li\ed in Hingham. He ■-old this mill and 
bought, November 29. 1697, a grist mil! ant! 
nii'd works, dwelling house and an acre of 
land at ^^'i^dham. Connecticut, and in January 
following purchased an allotment of a thou- 
sand acre right in Windham. He wa- ad- 
mitted an inhabitant of Windham. January 
?,o. 1607-08. He died there about a year 
later. His will was dated April 14, i/OO, the 
day that he died. He married Rebecca 
■\danis. who died at Canterbury, Connecticut. 
^c;itc-mber 17, 1727. daughter of Captain Sam- 
:'.nd Rebecca (Graves) Adams, of Charles- 
!own. She married (second) (intentions 

dated April 20. 1710I Deaci^n Eliezer Brown,, 
of Canterbury. Children: Rebecca, (.lied 
July 2, 1677, at Charlestown ; John, bi 'rn May 
19, 1678: Catharine, .i'>79-8o; Edward, April 
2^. 1(184. mentioned below ; Rebe:ca. .\ugusc 
'>, 1686: Ruth: Sarah, baiitizerl December 6, 
1O91 : .\bigail. 

(HI) Edward, son of John Waldo, was 
born April 2;^. 1684. at Dun?table. died at 
Windham, August 3. I7'i7- He was educated 
in the I'.oston schools ;ind for a number of 
}ears taught school at Windham. He wa; 
an extensive farmer in that part of Windliam 
which is now Scotland. He built a liouse 
about 1714. near the coum\ line, which is 
still standing and is occupied by a descendant. 
Fle was moderator of the first meeting of the 
Third Societ}- of Windham, or Scotland Par- 
ish, in June, 1732, and was on several im- 
portant committees in the church. In 173.^ 
he was chosen a deacon, and in 1735 he and 
his wife were transferred from tho Wind- 
ham to the Scotland Parish church. In 1746 
he and his famil}- were strong supporters of 
the Separate Church, but in 1763 he was re- 
stored to his standing in the First Church. 
Fle was a member of the general assembly 
in 1722-25-30. He was lieutenant of nnlitia. 
and in 1745 was one '.if the iur_\- which tried 
Elizabeth Shaw fur murder and resulted in 
the first public execution in \\'indham countv. 
His will was dated April 3, T766. proved Sep- 
tember 16, i7'-i7. He married (first), 
2S, 1706, at Windham. Thankful Dinimock, 
born Tvlarch, i'.>82, atl!arn.-.tabie. Massachu- 
setts, died December 13N1757. at AX'indham. 
daughter cf Deacon Sluihae! and Joanna 
(Dursley) Dimmock, of [Mansfield, Connecti- 
cut. He married (sec'iul) ]\Iary , 

probably daughter of Elislia and Rebecca 
( Doane) Paine, of Easihani. She was born 
February 1, 1695-96, and was widow of Rob- 
ert Freeman. Children, all by first wife: 
Shubael. horn April 7, T707; Edward. Julv 
27, 1700, mentioned beiow : Cornelius. Feb- 
ruary iS, 1711-12: Anne, November 8, 1714- 
15, died January 17, 1734. unmarrieii : John, 
April in, 1717, died .August 20, 1726: Bethuel. 
June 10. 1710: Ihankful. July 3. 1721, died 
.August 25. 17211; Joaunali. April 18. 1723; 
Zaccheus. Julv 19. 1725 : John, October 18. 

(TO Edward ^2). .^on of Edward (l^ 
Waidc>. was horn at \\'indham, July 27, i~on. 
died at Canterbury. Se[itcmber 4. 1807, He 
and bis wife were members of the Windhau'! 
cliurrh. but ioiued the churL-h at Scotland at 
its organization in 1735. He bought !an<; at 
Cantcrburv soon afterward and removed there 
and joined the Separate or Baptist Church 



t'lcre. Rev. Daniel \\"n!(l(j ?ays nf him: "He 
\va^ a man oi arileiit pitty. Tdwai'ls the 
cli'se of liis life his minil was clniuled. The 
JJapti.sts assailed him, assuring" him if he 
would go into the water liy the hand of their 
minister the cloud would vanisli and he wmilil 
see a great light. He was immersed, hut he 
told me no more light shone on him. 1 le 
took no further step with them in the pecu- 
liarities." lie may have lived in Norwich a 
short time, hut returned to Canterlniry. He 
was tything- man in 1765. He married (first ), 
January 25, 1733, at Franklin, Connecticut, 
Abigail h'lderkin, iiorn at Norwich, September 
~9. 1715. daughter of John ami Susannah 
(IJaker) I'lldcrkin. He married (second! 

Ruth , who died (Jctoljer 14, 1824, aged 

ninety-seven years. His will was dated Au- 
gust 22, 1797, and proved October 31. 1807. 
Children, all by first wife: Zachariah, brirn 
February i, 1734-35, mcnti'iiie(I belnw ; Ann, 
September 5, 1737; Nathan, June 2;^, 1740: 
Abigail, July 15, 1744. 

(V) Zachariah, son of Edward (2) \\'aldo, 
was born I'ebruary I, 1734-35, and lived in 
Canterbury, where he died February 8. 1811. 
He was highway surveyor in 1765-81-82-85; 
grand juryman, 1771 ; member of the commit- 
tee of safety, 1777: selectman, 1779: li-ier, 
17S0-S2; member of committee of supjilie^, 
1782. He was in the revolution, in the .'-Sec- 
ond Company, Eighth Connecticut Regiment, 
from July 18, to December 16, 1775 : in Cap- 
tain Buell's company. First Connecticut Regi- 
ment, from January i, 1781. to December 31. 
1781, although this latter service may h.a\e 
belonged to his son. He married (first), 
November 21, 1758, Elizabeth W'iglit, born 
July 20, 1738, died Septeinher 7, t8oo, daugh- 
ter of Joshua and Elizabeth (Cary) Wight, 
of Windham. He married i-econd), Novem- 
ber 18, r8o6, at Canterbury, Cynthia Park. 
Children, all by first wife: Anna. bor,n .\u- 
gust 27, 1759; John EMerkiu, October 5, 
ijOii : Zachariah, May 8. 17(14; Elizabeth, Jan- 
nary 22,. 1767; Eljcnezer, April 6, 1771. men- 
ti(jned below; Samuel, March 3. 1779. 

(AT) Ebenezcr, son of Zachariah Waldo, 
was born at Canter!nir\, .\[)ril h, 1771, died 
at Tolland, August 2J. 1840. He was a man 
of prominence at Canterbury: was highwav 
surveyor, 179S; lister. 1802-05-07- n : grand 
juryman, 1806; fence viewer, 1810-12-13-14- 
16-17: selectman, 1815-24. He wn.-- admitted 
to the church at Westminster, ]\rarch 9. 1806, 
am! was inspector of school district N'"*. 4 
in that jiarish. He probably live! at Tolland 
after the removal of his sons tlierc. He mar- 
ried, March 31, 179S, at Canteibary, Cynthia 
Parish, born February ig. 1770, died Feb- 

ruary 21, 1837, daugliter of Lemuel aiK' Zer- 
\-iali ( Smitli I I'-irish. (liildren: ( Miaiiiali 
I'ari-li, liMrn Jime 8, i8ih); Luren I'inckiie\-, 
I''ebruary 2, 1802, nieiui' uie<i below; Hannah 
i'.adger, May n.,' 1807; Ebenezcr Eldcrkin, 
June y, 1809, died January 30, 1825. 

(\T1) Loren Pinckuey, si>n of Eljcnczer 
Waldo, was born h"eljruar\ 2, 1802, at Canter- 
bury, died at Hartford. Septeni])er 8, 1881. 
He attended schoo! until lie was fourteen, 
and thereafter until lie was t\veut\-one tauglit 
school every winter and worked on the farm. 
He applied himself t(.) stuil\- and ma--iered 
the higher branches of mathematics and !iad 
a good knowl:?dge oi Eatir,, "ffedge's Logic" 
he studied in the fie'd. Wlien iwe:n\-rrnc 
years old lie went. ])eimiles>, t'_> .>tud',' kiw 
with his uncle, John I'arish, at Tolland. He 
was adnn'tted to the bar of Tolland c*.'unty 
in Septemlier, 1825. and began the practice 
of law at Somers, Connecticut. He was post- 
master tliere two years and a superintendent 
of sch(_>ri!s. He retm-ned t.i TiMiaud in 7830 
and lived there until !8(.i3, when he remr)\ed 
to Hartford and resided tliere the remainder 
of his life. He was a member of the general 
assembly from Tolland in 1S32-33-34-39-47- 
48. In 1833 he w-as cierk of the house of 
representatives. He was a member of the 
board of \isitors of --chools in Tolland, of 
tlic bc_iard of commissioners nf commoit 
schools of Connecticut, and chairman of tlie 
committee of educaiir>n in the house. i-fe 
was attoiiiey for the state fi.T Tollap.i! county 
from 1837 to 1849, ''"d judge of [>robate for 
Tolland district in 1S42-43. In 1847 he ^^"^"^ 
unanimously cliosen l;y thee legislature as a 
member of the conmiittee to revise tlie stat- 
utes, an.d in 1864 was again appointed on a 
similar committee. In 1849 he was a menil:)er 
of the thirty-first ci.mgress of the L'nited States 
and was chairman of tlie committee onrevoln- 
tiiinary pensions. Fie was commissioner of 
the school fund of C(:inriecticut and commis- 
sioner of pensions in Washina:ton durint; the 
administration of Presiflent Pierce, and con- 
tinued in that office until elected judge of the 
superior court of Connecticut for a term of 
eiL;ht years. .\t tlie e.xpirati'in nf ihis terni, 
ah.iut 1863. he went to Hartford and enua'^'ed 
in general practice at fir-t \\itli liis s iii-in-!;iw. 
Alvan Pinnev H\de, au'i later in the firiii of 
Waldo, Hubbard & Hyde He was the au- 
tlior of th.e "Fli- tory ..f T^illanl" and gatli- 
ered much material for the genealog\- c-;f the 
Waldo famil\-. In p'llitics lie was a r)eni'> 
crai. He was a meniljer of tlie Westm:n>ter 
cluirch, but later rejecter! some of the tenets 
of the orthodox faith, and lioth he and his 
brother were excommunicated in 1826. He 

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))i.'c:ime a constTvativc Unitarian, and after 
ri-ni'>\ ini;- to Hartfurd \\a^ a cunjtant and 
(K'viKit attendant at the i-iuith ConL;regatioiial 

He married, at Tc'land, Xt'Veniher _'2. 1SJ5. 
I'"raTices Elizaiieth Eldredi^e, b^rn at New 
London, December 16. i8o(). iHed .March 29, 
1874. daus^hter of William anil Elizabeth 
(Avery) Eldredije, of Tolland. Her i:;rand- 
fatiicr, Charles Eldred^e. was .-ievercly wound- 
ed in the massacre at I'ort Gri-wuld. Sep- 
tember 6, 1 78 1, and her maternal ;:;rand father. 
Captain Elijah Avery, was killed in the same 
massacre. Children, born at Tolland: Ebe- 
nezer Elderkin. born }>rarcb. q, 1827, died 
.March 19. 1833: Frances Elizabeth, March 
21, 1831, married, September 12. 1849. Hon. 
.Mvan Finney Hyde (see Hyde \'HI) : LorcTi 
Pinckney. March 24, 1834; Cynthia Paulina, 
October 25, 1836. 

Priifcssor .\ndrew Wheeler 
PHILLIPS Phillips is a descendant of a 
branch of the Phillips family 
that settled early in Rhode Island. The tirst 
of his line to come to Connecticut was William 
Phillips, son of \\"illia!n Phillips, vdiri was 
born in 1756. enlisted December, 1775. as p.r;- 
vate in the company of Captain Plaw kins. Col- 
onel \'arnuni's regiment. He served ior a 
period of thirteen nioiuhs. engasring ir. the 
battles of Harlem Heights. Trenton ami 
Princeton. He married, March 14. 17S2. at 
Xorth Kingston. Rhode Island. Mrs. Martha 
.'\lbro, widow of Captain James .\lbr(.i. Her 
descent can be traccil to Pardon Tillint;"hast 
anrl many other Rhijde Island families. June 
29. 1818. William Phdlips. then living at \"ol- 
untown. Connecticut, and aged si.Kty-two years, 
applied for and received a pension, and July 
15. 1825, he died. In his will, dated December 
I, 1824, and proved .\utrust i, 1825, he men- 
ti'Mis his beloved wife. Martha, hi^ son. Daniel 
Phillips, his grandson. Harry Phillips, and 
his daughter. Pcgey Hawkins. H:^ in\-entriry 
includes the iteiii ; avails of Pen.sion. The 
snrr.ame Phillips is derived fnjn^ the ancient 
bajitisnial name of Philip and i.lares from the 
first Use of surnames in England. 

.Michael Phillips, the areat-great-grand- 
father of William Phillips, settled in Rliode 
l>!;md where liis name appears in Newport 
as a freeman in 1668. The name ■■jf his v. ife 

v.-as r.arbara r- -Vfter his death, in i''i8S. 

she married, (second) Edward Innian. May 
-■2, i(>Si). his widow jomed with her second 
■I'l'^i.iand in a deed of gift to her sons. John, 
J'ti-''es and Richard Phillips, .\ugust 26, "1706, 
I'is wi<lo\v, who is now also the widow of her 
."■•'end husband, declined administration on the 

latter's estate. Children: i. John, married 

Rebecca : was (if Xewiiort. Kh.ide 

Isiandi. 2. \\ ilham, married Idirisiian llaker, 
of .Newport, Rhode Island. 3. Jan.ies, married 
( hrsi ) .Mary Tdowry, daughter of John and 
?4lary Mowry ; (second 1 Elizabeth Foster, of 
\\ esterly : was of Providence and Smithfield. 

4. Richard, born lOO/, married Sarah Mowry, 
daugluer of Nathaniel and Joanna (Innian) 
.Mo\\r\-; was of F'rovidencc and Smithtield. 

5. Joseph, married F'lizabeth Malavery, daugh- 
ter of John and Elizabeth Malavery, died Sep- 
tember 3. 1710, in Proviilence. (3. .\lice, mar- 
rieil Joshua Clarke, son of Joseph Clarke, and 
iJ:ed after 1702. The smis are found living 
in various parts of Rhode Island, and by the 
third and fou.rth generation nearlv everv town 
was occupied by some branch of the family. 

Daniel, son of William and Alattha (.-Mbny) 
Phillips, was born in 1787, probabiv in \'olun- 
town, Connecticut, and married .Sarah Parbcr, 
daughter of Jonathan and Sabra (Stantt^n) 

Sabra, wife of Jonathan Carher. was born 
December 4, 1752, daughter of John and Su- 
sann.a ( Lamphere ) Stanton. The first Stantcm 
in. this branch of th.e family was Robert, v.dio 
was born in I59g. and settled in Newport. 
Rhode Island, in 1638. residing there inral 
his death, -\ugust 5, 1672. Hy -"onie he is 
called brother of Thomas Stanton, of Ston- 
inglon. but no proof of such relation exists. 

Ho :narrieu -\vis , family name uri- 


John Stanton, son of Robert and .A. vis Stan- 
ton, was born .\, Kxi^. married (first) 
Aiar\-. daughter of John Flarndel, in 1667, 
and (second) ]Mrs. Alary Cranston, widow of 
Governor John Cranston and daughter of Gov- 
ernor Jerer.iiah Clarke. He was ancestor of 
the Hon. Edwin M. Stanton, secretarv of war 
under President Lincoln. His sun, John Stan- 
tr.r., b>irn .\pril 22. 1674. by his first wife, 
.Mary Harndell. married ( second 1 .Susanna 
Laniphere and was father of Sabra. 

Israel Denison I'liillips. son of Daniel Pliil- 
lips. \vas born in N'oiuntown. Connecticut. Au- 
gust 4. uSoi;. He educated in the piiblic 
schools and was a typical New F'nglau'l farm- 
er, er.dowed with hardheaded coiur, sense, 
sturdy integrity, patient industry and tireless 
energy. He livedi at (^iri'=wold. New London 
Comity. He married \\'ea!t:]iy I'.rowning 
^\'l^celer. d.aughter of ("iuy and Fann\- ' Brown- 
ing 1 Wheeler. .She was a woman of great' 
mental vigor an<l deep spiriluality. Children: 
I. -\ndrew ^\'heeler. iiienti.iiied belo'.v. 2. 
Daniel Lyon, born July 18. 1852. nui'-ried 
Mary Young, of Jewett City. Griswold. Con- 
necticut. He is a and ha.s held va- 

T.or,.- .1 



rious public offices of trust and responsibility 
in his native town. 

W'ealtliy I'.rowning- Wheeler, wife of Israel 
Denisun Phillips, was descended from Mr. 
John Wheeler, who came U) New London, 
Connecticut, in i(iCi-, was a pronnnent mer- 
chant and very enterprisiny; and successful in 
foreign trade, leaving at liis death property 
which inventoried. December lO, 1691. ii.383 
3s. 6d. Plis wife Elizabeth married (second) 
Richard Steere. who with her was appointed 
administrator of the estate. 

Joshua Wheeler, son of John \\"heeler. born 
16S0, was father of Captain Zaccheus Wheel- 
er, who, .September 23. 173'!. married Sarah 
Harris, of a family of that nauie prominent in 
the early settlement of Ne\v London. Guy 
Wheeler, of the next generation, born May 
23, 17^3. married .Merc\- Lolles, born lulv iq, 

Joseph I'.olles, the first of the name to cross 
the Atlantic, was in I'^o engaged in trade 
at "Wir.ter Harbor" near the mouth fi the 
Saco river in the then province of Maine, re- 
moving later to Wells. Maine, wh.ere he iield 
the office of town clerk from 1654 to ir,64. 
Mr Holies died at WelL- in the fall of 1078, 
leaving a widow Mary, daughter of Tv (organ 
Howell, and a large estate for his eight chil- 
dren, all living at that date. 

The name liolles is foimd in the roll cif 
r.attle Abbey and the family is of long stand- 
ing in the county of Lincoln. Thanks to the 
will of John BoUes. of St. Jan.ies, Clerkenwell, 
^[iddlesex. Esquire, i, u'jO;. pn>i.i.d 9 
.\iav, i6w'\ leaving t30t> "untr. m_\ bri'ti'.er 
Joseph Bolies, living in New bjii,'!:::;!." Jo- 
seph Boib'S is posi;!\ely ;dcnt;tie'! as ;he Jo- 
seph, son of Thomas BoUes. of Osburton in 
the visitation of Nottinghamshire, connecting 
hiin with a pedigree of fourteen generations 
back to .Mane 'ir .Maine Bolle, of .Swi'u^head 
and I'x'Iie Hail in tlie county of Lincoln in 
the reign of Henry HL Thi.^ make^ a line of 
twentv-one generation.-, from l'rofi->>or Phil- 
lijis to the same .Main, with nun.en)us coats- 
of-arms of connecting families. 

The Bolies coat-of-arms is very iniere=ting. 
being an early specimen of the piunur/- arm.>. 
A shield aztn^e with tiiree Iniirs lieu';- '^f i:o\,\ 
in cups ov b'lwls ..f <il\er the ctips represent- 
ing tlie name Bowls 1 Bolies) and lioars heads, 
the name of the estate. Swine^lieail. Mr. 
William S. .\ppleton includes the arms of 
'•Joseph Bolks. Wells. Ma-., now Maine. ' in 
his limited list of thirt_\-one "Positive Pedi- 
grees and .\uthorizi:d .\rms." 

Thomas F.olle-. ^on of Jo>c]'h and ^Lary 
( hfowell ) I.olle.-, remo\ed to New Lo;idon 
soon after he reached, and marrierl 

there (tirsti Zipporah Wheeler, of Groton. 

John riC)lles, the third and on!_\- survivmg 
son of Thon.ui.i and Ziiip.irah b'.olles, was born 
August, i('77. at New Lon.don. At the age 
of thirty becoming dissatisfied witlt the ten- 
ets of the Presbyterian church, he united with 
the Rogercnes and was immersed by John 
Rogers, the elder. Well educated, familiar 
with the Bible, independent in fortune, earn- 
est in his convictions and of a proselyting 
spirit, bold and fond of discussion. .Mr. BoUes 
engaged very actively in polemical contro- 
versy and wrote and published many Ijooks 
aiui pamphlets, some of which, still extant, 
pro\e him to have been as 3.liss Caulkins says, 
"fluent with pen and adroit in argument upon 
the s]nuT of his convictions." He devoted 
himself to th.c great cause of religious free- 
dom, encountering op.'position and persecu- 
tion and sultering fines and imprisonments 
and beating with many stripes. It is no ex- 
tra\agant eulc-gy to say that John BoUes was 
a great and good man. His works are r.i'; 
be.-t epitaph.s. He married lor his fi'"st wife 
Sarah, datighter of John Edgecombe, of New 
London, and his wife, Sarah Stallion i ^v,- 
Sterling). Sarah Stallion was the daughter 
of Edward Stallion, of New London, at fir^t 
a coast\vise tiader for whom was ['uilt tlie 
ship "Edward and }vlargaret" in ir'iSi. His 
stone house in Town street. New London. 
was built before 1660. Later in hie he be- 
came a resilient farmer in North Grot'jii, ne^s 

John Edgecombe, th.e fallier of Sa'^ah. \\a- 
son of .Nicholas EMgecombe, tind the line rtms 
back from Professor Phiinps. t\'."ent\' tol- 
erations, to Ji:ihii de Edgeconibt-, liC.rn about 
1250, A. D. The present Earls of Mount 
Edgeco'.nbe are of this family. 

Joshiia Bolies, of the next generation, born 
August 5, 1712, New London, married Jan- 
uary 30, 173'). J'lanna. daughter 'ji Tlioi'.ias 
and Saratt ( llaiicock") Williams, granddangh- 
cer of Thomas and Joanna Wilb'ams, of Ne\\' 
London. 1670. 

Mercy, daughte'/ of Joshua JViUes, bcrn 
Julv K), 1758, marrii.!.! Gtiy Wheeler, as abi've. 

i'anny I'.rowning, wife of Guy \\'l'ei'ler, Jr.. 
son of Guy and Mercy f Bolies) Br:i.\ning, 
was dc'-cended froir, ariotliL-r group of Rhode 
Islarid ancestors. 

Nathaniel Browning, of Portsmouth and 
Kingston, Rhode Island, married Sarah, daiigii- 
ter of William Ereeliorn, one of the eiiili- 
teen original propriett.irs of A.finid,ne':k. who 
settled Pocasset (later P*ortsmouth ), U'XS. 

William Browning, son of Nathanirl Brown- 
ing, married Rebecca, daughter of Samurj 




.Trill Hannah (Porter) Willnir, grandJaugh- 
iiT of SaniiR'l Wilbur, another of the pro- 
|irietnrs of Aquidneck, 1638, and named in 
the Ro\al Charter granted by King Charles 

11, 1<'<J3- 

loiin I'l'rter, the lather of Hannah Porter, 
was also an original proprietor of Aquidneck. 
1(138. and named in the Royal Charter. As- 
sistant, 1C140-44-50-O4, commissioner from 
1058 to 1 66 1. 

[ohn drowning, son of William and Re- 
becca (Wilbur) Browning, married Ann Haz- 
ard, (laughter of Jeremiah and Sarah (Smith) 
Hazard, granddaughter of Robert and Mary 
(I'.rownell) Hazard, and great-gratiddaughter 
of Thomas Hazard, a founder of the Historic 
Charter Colony of Newport. 1630. 

Mary Brownell, daughter of Thomas and 
Ann Brownell, and wife of Robert Hazard, 
(lied January 28, 1739, age one hundred years 
(see "Boston Gazette," February 11, 1739 1, 
leaving five hundred children, grandchildren 
aiid great-gran(Jchildren. 

Sarah Smith, wife of Jeremiah Hazard, 
was daughter of Jeremiah and Mary (Ger- 
eardy) Smith, and granddaughter of John 
Smith, of Prudence Island. 

^Iar_\' Gereard}-, wife of Jeremiah Sinith, 
was daughter of Jan Gereardy and his wife 
Renewed, daughter of John and Margaret 
Sweet, and grautklaughter of Philip and Marie 
(Pullet) Gereardy. 

Ephraim Browning, son of John and Ann 
(Hazard) Browning, married Susanna Davis 
and his daughter Famiy was the wife of Guy 
Wheeler and the motlier of Wealthy Browning- 
Wheeler, wife of Israel Dcnison Phillips. 

Professor Andrew Wheeler Phillips, son 
of Israel Denison Phillips, was born in Gris- 
wold. March 14, 1844. In youth he attended 
the district school 01 his native town and 
I)rivate schools taught by college men in 
their sumn.ier vacations. During four years 
lie was engaged in teacliing in the public 
schools of eastern Connecticut and in study- 
ing by himself the higher branches of 
mathematics. Prom 1S64 to 1875 he was 
instructor in that branch at Cheshire Acad- 
emy. In 1871 he began to study mathe- 
matics under Professor Hubert A. Xewton. 
•■'f Yale College, and in 1873 received the de- 
^-ree of Ph. B. from Yale, followed in 1877 
by the dc.:::;rec of Ph. D. after specializing in 
Kiatiiematics. physics and political economy. 
I rinity College conferred upon him the hon- 
orary degree of A. M. in 1875. He began to 
teach in Yale College in 1876 and wa? elected 
a tutor there in 1877. In 1881 he was made 
a-_>istant professor and in iS'}i lull professor 
''I mathematics. Since 1895 he ha.s been dean 

of the Graduate School of Yale University. 
In 1883 he was chosen a trustee of the 
Episcopal Academy of Connecticut at Che- 
shire; in 1886 a trustee of the Hopkins 
Grammar School in New Haven: in 1891 
trustee of tlie Hotchkiss School at Lake- 
\ ille. of which board he has been president 
since 1900. He is a member of the American 
Mathematical Society and the Connecticut 
Academy of Arts and Sciences and a fellow 
of the American Association for the Advance- 
ment of Science. In politics he is a Republi- 
can : in religion an Episcopalian. He is a 
member of the Connecticut Society, Sons of 
the American Fievolution. by virtue of tlie 
revolutionary 3er\-ice of his ancestors. He 
belongs to the Graduates' Club of Xew Haven 
and to the Xew Haven Co-lony Historical 
Society. Professor Phillips was the originator 
of the Connecticut Almanac, and edited it 
from 1S82 to 1894. He wrote a biographical 
sketch of Professor Hubert A. Xeutmi for 
the Bulletin of the American [Mathematical 
Societ}', and has contributed numerous papers 
on mathematics and astronomy to scientific and 
mathematical societies which have been pub- 
lished in whole or in part. He i.- j(jint author 
of '"Transcendental Curves'" (Xewton and 
Philhps, 1S75): ""Graphic Algebra" (Phillips 
and Beebe. 1882); ""The Elements of (Geom- 
etry" (Phillips and Eisher, 1S96) ; ""Trigo- 
nometry and Tables" ( PliiUips and Strong, 
i8(->8) :'""The Oibit of Swift's Comet" (Beebe 
and Phillips, 1891). Professor Phillips in- 
troduced at Yale on an extensive scale, 
a svstem of instruction l-.y the use of 
mathematical cur\-es and models ^vhorel)y tlie 
principles of the advance! mathematics are 
brought down to the comprehension of the 
freshmen and soph' iniores. He has invented a 
multitude of models and machines to illustrate 
a great variety of mathematical operations and 
principles. Among These ma}' be mentioned 
a device for the discussion of the general cubic 
equation, whereby a model is so constructed 
as to transform one figure of space into an- 
other and aho showing hovv two figures of 
space may intersect each other (American .As- 
5ociatii:-n for the Advancement of Science, 
Rr>che>ter. 1S92) ; also a machine for trims- 
forming one stereographic projection of the 
sphere into any otiier ( British \ssociation for 
the Advancement of Science. Montreal, 1884) ; 
also models showing the projection of a defin- 
ite fourth dimensional figure into a figure of 
three dimensional space ( Yale Mathematical 
Club. iqii). 

President Hadley in speaking recently of 
Professor Phillips' work said : "He is one of 
the few men who has shown a positive genius 

I...,.; ( 



for tcachin;;'. lie coinliiiud n QTcat enthu^ia^in 
for his own subject with an ahiiost iiiMque 
peiwcr of appruciati'.ii:;' the chfhcnhics nl thi.>SL- 
who know less abcjr.t it tiian he did. He was 
fertile in ilhutrative expedients which enali'led 
most boys to appreciate mathematics from at 
least one side, and ins[)ireil a few of them to 
look at it from all sides. This was not charac- 
teristic of his mathematical teaching' alone: it 
ran through his whole life. He cared fiM- the 
person with whom he was dealing even more 
than for the thing he was trying to do. Every 
one felt this, and this was wh\- men worked 
for him and cared for him." 

Piofessor Phillips cuaiipleted in June, 1911, 
fifty-one years of service as a teacher. His 
resignation as Professor of Mathematics and 
Dean of the Graduate School was accepted 
by the Yale corporation. He was made Pro- 
fessor Emeritus, and the following vote was 
adopted b} the corporatit)n : 

I'otcd. to adopt the following minute with 
reference to the resignation of Dean tMiillips ; 

"The Corporation wishes to record its deep 
appreciation of the services of Profes?or .\n- 
drew Wh.eeler Phillips, who retires at the close 
of the present year from the position of Dean 
of the Graduate School. 

"Mr. Phillips has been connected with Yale 
University for forty years. After taking his 
Bachelor's and Doctor's degrees at Yale, the 
former in 1873 and the latter in 1877, '^^ ''''^ 
held successively the position.s of Tutor, .'as- 
sistant Professor of Mathematics. Professor 
<)f Mathematics, and f()r the past sixteen \ears 
the important p(;)St of Dean of the Graduate 

"The Corpuraticm is mindful i)i [he man\- 
services which Dean Phillips has rendered as 
an inspiring teacher of undergraduates, as Sec- 
retary of the College Faculty, as the successful 
head of one of the most important schools of 
the Universit}- and as the Corporation's repre- 
sentati\e in the raising of the fund for the 
erection of the Bi-Centennial buildings. 

"His loyal devotion to the Universitv ha> 
been an inspiration ti"i all w hri have ku'nvn. 
him and the Corporati(^n desires to place on 
record its sense of appreciation of wli'.t his 
character, spirit and work have meant to 

Professor Phillips married Maria Scovil'e, 
daughter of Rev. Peter G. Clarke. cha[ila!n 
of United States navv. She died Februarv 
22. tSq5. 


The Rembcrt faniih- is of 
^EMBERT French Huguenot stock. Tlie 
progenitor v,a; mucng ihe 
tttlers of South Carolina, coming 

thither. accMrding to familv tradition, friari 
L'anterbiiry, F.ngland, wlnilier the lamilv went 
fi.'r retUL;c after the rexocatlon .jf the Ivlict 
i>t Xantes, late in the centurv. 
In 1790 the first federal census siiows that 
the descendants of the immigrant were tlien 
numerous in the Camden district of Clare- 
mont county, South Carolina. Abijah Rem- 
bert had a family of three sons under sixteen 
and five females, and held eleven ■slaves: lames 
hail three sons luider sixteen, {> ur females, 
and had thirty sla\"es. E. Remliert and [olin 
Rembert also lived in this county: Joachim 
Rembert in the Georgetown district of Prince 
Frederick parish: and Jacob Rcmiiert also in 
.'^outii Carolina. 3.1ost of them appear to be 
well-to-do planters. 

( I ) Raphael, son of one of the Rem.berts 
mentioned above and grandson or great- 
grandson of the immigrant ancestor, lived, in. 
Georgetown comity. South Carolina, and •.vas 
a cotton planter. 

( II) Stephen, son of Raphael Rembcrt. was 
born in Georgetown county, South Carolina., 
in (3ctober, 1831. He remo\ed to Walling- 
ford, Connecticut, where he lived on !iis in- 
come during the smiimer month', spending- 
the winters in the south. After the civil war 
lie made his home in the soinh a'togeti-ier. 
He married Sarah Laura Hiddleston, born at 
Wallingford, Connecticut, April 9. 1S31, died 
in Georgetown, South Carolina. IQ03, daugh- 
ter of John and S}'bil (.Alansfield) Hiddleston, 
the former a native of South Carolina, the 
latter born in Connecticut, and a granddaugh- 
ter of Jolm ^lansfield 1 q. v.). He had fir^t 
met lier during his earl}' youth while lie was 
a student. Children: i. John Raphael, see 
forward. 2. Henry H.. born 185;. li\'es in 
South Carolina. 3. Robert H.. died at age 
of ten \ears. 4. Herbert, was murdercrj bv a 
negro whom he employed in 1SS4. 5. Flurine 
S.. born 1866, died at age of t'n.inv vears. 
o. Mary, died 1906. 

( III ) Ji'hn Raphael, eldest clnld of Stephen 
and Sarali Laura 1 Hiddleston ) Peinbcrt. was 
born at Wallingford, Conecticut. July 30, 1853. 
He attendefl the public schools of his 
and of New Haven, an<i unon tiie cniioletion 
lit his education was a clerk in a stationery 
business until he had attained the age of 
twenty year-. In 1S73 he went into bu^ine•!^s 
for himself, and in 1898 he formeil tlic firm 
I't John R. Rembert ^-v- Company, in .i sta- 
tionery stiire on State street. New Haven. 
In this venture they were unifcirmlv -suc- 
cessful, and the business lias enjov-cfi a con- 
stantly gr.jwing popularity. In politics Mr. 
Rembert entertains iiidependent opniions and 
he is a tiiember of the ProtC'-tant Episcopal 

staffi«5«^'»«HSf»w ^a^'CTip^-wry w- ■ *^^^ ^ ^^ w aw v;;^g!^^ig8gtyy>^yyy'^'g'■'^;^^ 







it ^^>,^ay«i.H^aia-to.,i..<»i»aiitoi^aiB«<i^^ 



clitirch. Dy virtue of t!ie services ut iiis nin- 
tenial nncc^tor. (^"aptain John .Man>tieid. nieii- 
tiiMU'cl heitinafter. Mr. Uemiterl is a member 
of the Cotiuectioiit Soeiety Sotis ox the Amer- 
ican Revolution, and h;is heen acce|ite(l in the 
Sncietv <.'f rhe Cincinnati, lie i.- alM.> a mem- 
lier of the Union League Chih of New i-Ia\-en, 
and of Hiram Lodi;e, No. i, I-ree and Ac- 
cepted .Masons. Mr. Remhert married. July 
30, 1S84, Charlotte Ri)sette Johns<.in. born in 
W'aterbnry, Connecticut. June 19. 1807. Her 
line of descent i^ as follows: 

Ira Johnson, great-gfrand father of Mrs. 
Remhert, married Lois tlcilcomb. Linus, son 
of Ira and Lois ( Hc>lcoriih ) Jr:hn>c)n, was 
born in Ilarwinton, May 2g, iSio. and died 
February 11. 1905 : married, about 1S3J. }dary 
Riley, of Southbur\-. born 1800. died April 8. 
1841. Riley, son of Linus and Marv (Riley) 
Johnson, was born in Torrington. Connecti- 
cut, 1836, and died December 29, 1SS7: mar- 
ried, August 19, i8'')3, Louisa M. Eronson (see 
Pironson). and had children: Charlotte Ro- 
sette, who became Mrs. Remhert : an.d Burr 
r.enham. born in Torrington, Connecticut, Oc- 
tober 5, 1S71, died Juiie 19, iC)o8. was a clerk 
and married, October, 1892, Mary L. Hunt. 

(Tlie Mansfield Linei. 

(I) Sir John Mansfiebl. Knight, wa^ mayor 
of Exeter, England, aho master df the sur- 
vey- under Queen Elizabeth. 

'(II) Richard, S':>n of Sir Jolm ^ilanstield, 
died January 10, 1655. He was rme of the 
first settlers in New Haven and ancestor of 
almost all the Connecticut rvlanstields, of 
many in the state of New Yr.rk, and of some 
in the south and west. He came from E.xeter, 
Devcnshire, Ens<Ir.nd. and settled in Ouin- 
nipiack in i'>39, a-^ ^hown by deeds of land 
from James .Marshall, of Exeter. England, 
which are in the New Haven Land. Records, 
vol. i. He ov.'ned a number of oclier parcels 
of land, but only erected a sort of cellar, part- 
ly in the ground, with a thatched roof, which 
kiiid of dwellings were used by tb.e most repre- 
sentative inhabitants during th- tim few years 
of their life in tliis country . In the schedule 
'■'f the list of the first planters he is put 
d iwn at £400 — thirty acres in the First JDi- 
^i-i"Ti. ^ix acres in the "Neck," twenty-two 
acres of meadow and eighty-eight in the Sec- 
f'^v] Division. .About this time it is sup- 
I'iised he establi-~hed hi< farm and built his 
large dwelling iiou.-e and farm accommoda- 
iii^ns at a place called the "East Farms," 
ah. Hit four and a half miles out on the pres- 
ent Norrh Haven roa-i, where he spent the 
reinain.ler of his life. Govern^T Theopiiiu;-; 
'.'.aton aiiministered the oath 01 .'idelitv to 

Ricliard Mansfield at the general ci;iu!t at 
New Haven, July I. 1(144. in t'ie list <.f the 
one hundred and twenty-three rirst grantees 
"f New Haven he ha> ".Mr." atrix(.-u to !n- 
name, \\ idi only seven other> in the vn h.'le 
list with that hi. nor. Th.e title of "Mr." ( Ma>- 
ter) at that time was far iiKire hmu'rable 
than that of Escpiire twi.i hundred years later. 
He is mentioned in a large number of puldic 

ilocuments. He married (lillian , ami 

had children: i. Joseph, born about 1636 
( O. S.) : took freeman's oath, Februarv 8, 
i(>^j. He owned a large estate, a portion 
of it being the present site of Yale L'ni- 
vcrsity, and died November 15. iC'.02. He 

married, about 1657, IVlary , joined the 

church, .\ugust 30, 1685. 2. Moses, see for- 
ward. The widow of Richard Ivlansfield mar- 
ried (second), 1657, Alexander Field, and 
after his death in 1666 she lived with her son 

(Ill) Moses, son of Richard and Gillian 
Mansfield, was born in January 1G39 ( (.). S.t, 
and died October 3, 1703. He was t\A-cntv- 
one }-ears of age when he took the frecnian's 
oath, Ma_\- i, ihfo. A part of the inscription 
on his monumental table is as follows: "Mere 
lyeth interred the body of 2\lajor }doses Mans- 
field, Assist., Aged 63," viator was thic high- 
est military title at that time, and for defeat- 
ing a body of Indians in tlie time of King 
Philip's war, about -wliere the town '''f ]\Ians- 
fiell is situated, the town was nanied after 
liim. He was a member c^f th.e general court 
or assembly for forty-eight sessions, judge 
of probate, and of tlie county cmirt. He 
married ffirst), ^Ia_\- 5, 1664, !Mercy, daugli- 
ter of Henry Glover, an early settler and a 
prominent man: ('second') Abigail, born ^^Jay 
5, I'li'iO, dierl February 28. 1709. daugluer 
01 Thomas and ?\lary Vale. Children, all by 
first mar-'iage : 

1. .\bigail. b'lrn February 7, 16^4. died 
September 24, 1717; marrieil, Septcinher 13, 
1682, John Atwater, who settled in ^\'alling- 
ford. and died in 1748. They had se\'en -.^n- 
aiiil three daughters, and among their ile- 
sceinlants were: Ward Atwater. a prominent 
sea captain in the \^'e^-t India trade, and Jerc- 
nu'ah .\t\\ater, pre-id'.iit of .MiddlebiT}- i_'ol- 
iege, \'ermciut, aiK! later of the Dickinson 
College, Pennsylvania. 

2. ^ilercy, born .Vjirii 2, ifiCty : married, about 
iTiOi, John, born August 6, ii'i'17. '^'•"■' ""'f Ser- 
geant fohn and grandson of .-Vntitony T'nonip- 
<i<n, the first settler. Their farn: was at 
"Soutli End," near the ohi ligh.t house. 
dren: i. John, born October ti. t'io,2. '•. 
Abigail, October 6. 1(^04. iii. Mercv. Feb- 
ruary 2T, ifkjG. iv. I\[o>e?. Novembe;- i. 

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Uyjy, married bc^ire Hcniiin;\\ ay. and their 
daughter, al-o Desire, married. DecemIxT 6, 
1758. Re\-. Xich.ilas Street. \. Helena, horn 
AprU jS. i~u2. vi. Samuel. September 30, 
1704. vii. Jii^ef^ii. viii. L'.aili>heba. .\lniost 
all the TliiuiipMjns of Ea.-i Haven are de- 
scended troni John and Mercy, and the late 
Nathaniel I'. Thompson, [iresident of the Me- 
chanics' liank. was a ilescemiant. 

3. Hannah, horn March 11. iGyj, died \'o- 
vember i. 1721J; married, about K*)^, tjcr- 
shom r.rdwn. born October 9. i6(.)5. died 
1724, who was a merchant and ship owner. 
and considered a man of cun?id.crable wealth 
for that time. He was the -iin oi Eleazar and 
the grand-nn cf l-'ranci- and Tvlary i Edwards) 
Brown. whi>-arri\ed in I'.o-inn fnjm EnLjIand, 
June 2(). I '137. and were anK.Mi:..;" tlic tirst set- 
tlers of Xew Haven. Children: i. Eleazar, 
born lOy'i, died September 21. 171 18: mar- 
ried, January Ji, i7-'5. Sarah Ruwe. ii. Han- 
nah, born January i. 170J. iii. (Tlive, born 
February jj. 170S. died October 10. 1743; 
married. }.Iarch. 20, 1728. Nathaniel Brown, 
who came from England, and had a son llen- 
jamin, whn was a sea capatin in the West 
India trade. 

4. Samuel, burn December 31. 1(171, died 
unmarried, 1701. He was graduated from 
Harvard Ceillege in lOgo. anil had charge of 
tlie Hopkin- t.iranimar School, itjij^-gg. then 
went into tb.e W'e.-t India trade. 

S- M'jse~. b'-rn .August 15. i'^74. died Feb- 
ruary 15. 1740. He is si.jmetimes -tyled mer- 
chant, sometime^ mariner, and his name ap- 
pears many times on tlie t '\\n recrirds. In 
1718 he was one of the | er-nn.- t. > whom 
license was granted "to set iii' a mill to im- 
prove the flax seed of tiiis coion_\ ami for 
the e.xtracting and prodr.cing linseed oyl," 
and in the f(3llowing year the\' were granted 
the exclusive rigiit "to make Iinsee<l and rape 
oyl." He married, November 3. 1702. Mar- 
garet, born June 7, 1682. d.aucihter of John, 
and granddaughter of Tin:othy Prout, of 
Boston. She was the ^i-ter of Jolm Prout, 
whf) was grailiiate.! fre^m Va'e College in 
1708, and was treasurer ..if institution, 

6. ."^aralt. brirn June 14. 1177; married, Jan- 
uary I. 1698. William Rh<:ide-. a mariner from 
Newport, Rhode Island, anij probably lived 
in New Elaven. They hail a son wlio be- 
came a physician. 

7. Richaril, born July 20. r I'^o, died Au- 
gust 7, 1 68 1, 

8. I'>ati>Inia. !;orn January i. 16182: mar- 
ried. January 22. 1705. Ji'-epii Lh.apman. of 
Newport. Rhode Island, 

9. Jonathan, see forward. 

ll\') Deacon Jonathan, son of Moses and 
Mercy (Glover) Mansfield, wa- born Feb- 
ruary 16, 10S6, baptized March 21, same year, 
and died Jamiar_\- 10. 1775. His name appears 
on the land records in fifty-six deeds, and in 
the court and town records, thirty-nine times. 
He was an enterprising and acti\e business 
man, and was appointed a member 01 im- 
portant ami responsible public trusts. In fann- 
ing he was equally successful. His will, dated 
October I, 1767, left an estate of £1,493, 
w hich was consitlered large for that time. He 
joined the church under the Rev. James Pier- 
pont, August 28, 1709. 

Deacon Jon.athan Mansfiekl married (tirst) 
Juiic I, 1708, Sarah Ailing, born in 1685. die^ 
May 4, 1765, daughter of John Ailing, re- 
corder and treasurer of Yale College, wlio 
married Susannah, daughter of Robert Loe, 
of Stratford, Connecticut, granddaughter of 
Ri.dgcr .Mlir.g. one of tlic first settlers of 
New Ha\en, who came from England in 1O39 
anrl became deacon and treasurer of the Juris- 
diction. Deacon Jonathan Mansfiel.i married 
(second). May 13, 1766, Abigail, born Sep- 
tember I, 1707, died January 25, 179S. widov.' 
of Ebenezer Drjrman. and daughter nf James 
and Abigail (Bonnet) Bishop, Children, all 
bv first marriage : 

1. Moses, see forward, 

2. Jonathan., biorn January 27, 1711. died 

3. Susa:uiali. bi rn l)ecemlier 9. 1712. ■bed in 
1797; married 1 first 1. Decendier 23. 173(3, 
Samuel, liorn January 28, 171 1. died 1750, 
onlv ciiild of Ebenezer (changed fr'.>n; Icha- 
boci I and Hannah (Bassett) Mansfield, and 
had one child, Susanna. Site married' i sec- 
onfl) John Stone, of Milfor'l 

4. Sarah, born May 2, 1715: married, FeV'- 
ruary 21, 1730. Captain Thomas Wiunoi. i)'.irn 
A'lgusi 23. 1712. a joiner and builder, aiid tlie 
great-grandsi ill of Benjamin anfl Aiii.e Wil- 
mrit. who came from England about !f;;40. 
Children: Rhoda, born February 20, 17-^0: 
Sa.muel. March <i. 1742 : Daniel, Ocv^ilier i(j, 
1744: Sarah, February 6, 1747, The land 
records show that he was living in 17112. and 
his wife in 1787. 

5. Stephen, born November 14. 171(1 died 
lulv t;. 1774. He was a captain in rile West 
India trade, and prominent in publi: mat- 
ters. He married. December 31, 174' ■. Han- 
nali Beach, of \\'al1i:igford. born 1728, died 
Seritembcr 20, 171)5. 

6. Nathan. b^Tii N.-.veniber r;, 1718. died 
March 13. 1783: m.-irried. t7_i3. Del.iorali L)ay- 
ton. born 1724. diedi May 29. :8t7 

7. Lois, born April 27, 172;, died ^.laich 16. 
1806; married (first), January 9. 1746!, .\bra- 



liani, l)Lirn IJJO, died 174S. great-grandion 
of W'iiliani Bradlex', ancei.toi" of all the New 
Haven I'.radiey.-. who came there about 11J45. 
Chi'drt-i! : i. Abraham, born 1746, died Jan- 
iKirv' J4. iSj5 : married Mary Punchard, who 
died Septemiier 25, 1823, and their only child, 
\\ illiani. married Caroline Munjon, of New 
IIa\en, and had six children, ii. Lois, bora 
March 3, 1748. died .\pril 20. 1805 : she mar- 
ried I second I Josiah \\ oodhouse. of London, 
England, lnjrn 1722. died September 3, 1764; 
they had une child: Ri^bert. who probably 
died }oung. She married (third). Jnly 10, 
1766, John Watts, and she ioined the cliurch, 
ictober 30. 17C14. 

' 8. Richard, born in New Haven, October i, 
1723, died April 12, 1820. He was fitted to 
enter college at the age of eleven years, but 
did not enter until he was fourteen years old. 
He was graduated from Yale College in 1741, 
remaine'.l two _\'ears longer, and then pursued 
theological studies. He became an Episco- 
palian and had charge of the Hopkins Gram- 
mar Sch-<.">oI in New Haven. 1744-47. He was 
ordained deacon in Kensington Church, Lon- 
don, England, August 3, 1748, by Dr. Thomas 
Herring, .Archbishop of Canterbury, and ad- 
vanced to the priesthood August 7, same year. 
Returning to America in 174M. he took his 
first ch.arge at Derb}- and had charge of this 
parish almost sevcnt\-two years. He sided 
with the English during the revolution and 
was obliged to fiee. He received the degree 
of Doctor of Divinity from Yale College in 
1792. He married, October lo. 1751, Anna, 
born 1720. died August 20, 1776, eldest 
(laughter of Jr)seph Hull 121. of Derby, and 
of the same family as Commodore Isaac Hull, 
of the L'n.ited States Navy. Children : i. 
Richard, horn September 3, 1752. married 
Abia Shelton. ii. Elizabeth, baptized Septem- 
ber 20, 1754. died February 22. 1826. uinnar- 
ried. iii. .\nna, baiJtizcl May 2, 1756, tlied 
April II. 1S41. mai-ried. <3ciober 22, 1774, 
Major Elijah Humphreys, born 1746, dieil on 
his way to the West Indies, r\Iay 2, 1785. 
iv. Sarah, b^v.-n August q. 1738. died De- 
cember 27,. 17Q0: married Rev. Edward 
^'•lakeslee, born in 1767. died July 17, 1797; 
they had one child, Sarah r^Iansheld, who 
married, December 24, 1812, Dr. Pearl Crafts. 
v. Henrietta, liom October 3, 1760, died Feb- 
ruary 3, T'-(.i. vi. Joseph, born February 24, 
17''-. <lied December 19, 1782. vu. \\"i!!iam, 
b.;iiti/cd Jamiarv 12, 1764. didl October i. 
j8if.: he wa- graduated from Yale College 
in 1784 and was a merchant and a manufac- 
turer r,f linseed oil in Derby: he married Fu- 
'nce Hall, and had eleven children. viii. 
Stephen, born September 12. 1765, died Au- 

gust 9, 1819; his death wa? caused by a fall his carriage, ix. Jonathan, baptized Jan- 
uar\- 21. 17(^8, died in infancy, x. Jonathan, 
baptized November 12. 17' 19, died Decemljcr 
10, 1770, xi. Lucretia, bi,irn January 12, 1772, 
died February 10, 1S4Q, married, August 10, 
1796, Abel .Klli:^, and had six children, xii. 
Marv Louisa, baptized June 12. 1774, died 
Ma\- 6, 1863, married Liiles Mardenbrotigh, 
and had two children, xiii. Grace, born .Au- 
gust 15, J776, died Octol)er 14, 1776. 

( \' ) Moses, eldest child of Deacon Jona- 
than and Sarah (Ailing) I\Iansfield, was born 
]\Ia\- 5, 1700, and ilied in New Ha\-eii, in 
1754. He was graduated from Yale Col- 
lege in 1730. P.y occupation lie is styled 
"schoolmaster," had chr.rge of the Hopkins 
Grammar School, 1730-34. and afterward kept 
a private school in which >'Oung men were 
prepared for college. His name appears on 
the land records in sixteen deeds. He was 
chosen sexeral tinie< as constalile and ci.ilkct'jr 
of taxes, and was a number of times a mem- 
ber of public committee^. He married (first). 
Ma}- 17. 1734, Ann Mary, born in 170Q, died 

JuK- 5, 1742. daughter 01 Kicrstcad, 

of Ne\\- Yr.ri<. a wealthy £)utchman, wb.o came 
to New Haven in hi- '"Id age. He married 
(second), February 17, 1748, Widow Racliel 
Ward. Children, : 

1. Sarah, born July 7. 1736. died Feliruary 
18, 1775: married. Jui\ 13. 1758. J.:>hn. Datiiel- 
son, a Scotchman. r)f th.eir three chil^i-en. 
two died \oung. the tb.ird, Alary \rn. 
married William Lamonr. a mariner, had one 
child. Sarah Alansheld. who died unmai-rieit. 
October 15. 1867. 

2. Jonathan, born !\Iarcl'. 8. 1739, died Sep- 
tember 2. 1760. He uas a sea captain and 
owned a homestead lUi Union street, betwvpn 
V.'ooster ami Eas: Wa'er .-treets. He mar- 
ried, No\embcr to, 1701. Alary, daughter of 


Sara!' Porchcster: sh.c mir 

ried (second) Edmund Burke, and died Sev.- 
tember 24, 1830 : by her second marriage she 
had a daushter, who married De.icon Sher- 
man Clair. Jonathan au'! Alary { norchc-tcr' 
Alansfield had chikiren: i. Mar_\'. born alriut 
1765. died about 1793, n'.arried, Wheeler, son 
of Caleb P.eeciier, of Woodbridge, Connecti- 
cu.t : thev had no cliildren. Fie marned 1 -ec- 
ond ) yiary ( Polly 1 HMtcliki-s, of Vv'ooil- 
hridge. and had several children, ii. ."-^arah, 
bnrn T7<>8. died Aniil -" ■. t.~^3''. married. 1786. 
Jiihn F.enediet, born in New ^'ork. I7(y'), died 
in New Haven. 183S : cluMren: Lyman, liorn 
1787, die-.l July -i, i8('>3. married Annie Moul- 
tl'.rouii: Parnaba-, bii-n T7s;8, died De'-tm- 
bcr 21. 1831'!: Wa'ter and Poily. died in in- 
fancv : Sarah, born. 171/1',. died lune 2, j873' 


■ 111 \:> 




Truman, burn April lo. ijqS, dioil April 14, 
1880, married (first), July 4, 1819, Elizabeili 
Hotciikiss, (second » Mary A. Auger; Marv, 
born i8kX). died 1857, married, Januarx' 12, 
1S23. Morris Church, born 1800, died 1834, 
lia;l six children, Xancy. horn 1802, filed iin- 
niarried, 1883: Harvew burn 1804, died Xo- 
veniber 11, 1878. married Henrietta llotch- 
kiss, who died Xovemher 21, 1808, and had 
seven sons: Charles \\'., born 1809, died on 
day appointed for his wediling, January 15, 
183J: Sherman, born Octoiier 16. 1811, mar- 
ried (fir^t), September 18, 1833, Lucy J. Prm- 
dle. born C'ctober 30, 1810, died January 9, 
1843, had two children, (seciind), December 
31. 1843, Eliza A. Ives, born Xo\embLr 14, 
1820, who also had two children ; Lieorge V\'., 
born 1814, died May 21S, 1847. married Polly 
Landcratt, r.f Ea^t Ila\en. and had three 
children. iii. John, was a mariner, never 

3. John, see lurward. 

4. Mcfses, born September 25, 174Q, died 
December 31, 1831. He was also a school- 
master, and his homestead was on Grove 
street near Church street. He married the 
widow of Thomas Dcjdd, a mariner, who left 
his wife with five small children. He had 
no children of his own. 

5. James Kierstead, usually called by the 
second of these names, wa.^ born Eebruary 15, 
1751, and died in 1804. He owned the greater 
part of the Mansfield home lot that faced Elm 
street and the Green. He was a mason and 
builder, engaged in calico printing, and man- 
ufactured saltpetre. In this last industry he 
caught a cold whicii developed into consuni]> 
tion and caused his death. He was a member 
of the (governor's Foot Guard, and, being 
six feet in height, was chosen one of the 
twelve grenadiers. At the time of the revo- 
lution he wa^ already ill and coukl not serve 
his ciiuntr_\- in the field. He married, Ftliniary 
2, 1774, Mary Hitchcock, who was taken into 
the First Congregational Church, July 26. 
178S. ChiMren: i. Joiiathan. baptized July 
26, 1788, died in West Indies in i8ot : mar- 
ried, about 1790, Hannah, daughter nf David 
Dougal, who came from Edinburgh, Scotland. 
ii. Kierstead. baptize<I July 26, 1788. died Jan- 
uary 16, 1805, aged twenty-eight years: he 
was a merchant in Xeu Haven, and married, 
March 15, T797, Anna Thonipsi.n, born in 
1770, died October 6. 1840 : -he married (sec- 
ond.) Eli Osborn, a widow, among whiise 
children bv hi- fir-t wife were: Waller ( 's- 
born, for many _\ears collecti'r of taxes, and 
^linott Osborn, editur of t'le Xew Haven 
Dailv Rcs;ister. iii. Mary, ba.'tized Septem- 
ber 12, 1799. married, March 4, 1800, Leman 

Hall, a grocer, and had six or eight children, 
iv, Sarali, baptized March ij, 1782, married, 
abou.t 1S15, Stephen Porter, aiul hadi one 
child: George H., born Xovemljcr 2. 1810, 
who married, Xoveniber 21, 1841). Sarah 
Hotchkiss. and resides in Xew Ha\'tn : thev 
ha\e an ailopted daughter, Alta H. Porter. 
V. Julia, born Xovemher i. 1784. died Oc- 
tober 9, 1S50, married, ^larch 21, 182 1, David 
Ritter, born 1778, died October 14. 1842. a 
manufacturer of monuments, etc., who was 
a widower with a number of children: by 
this second marriage he had: Stephen, a coin- 
mercial traveler, born .September 22. 1S22, 
married. September 7, 1846, Margaret G. 
Pond, of Xew \'ork, and has three children; 
Jt>seph, a jeweler, born (Dctober 24, 1824, 
married, 1845, Elizabeth ' Pease, of Flartford, 
Connecticut, and has on.e child, vi. Rachel, 
born AJarch 14, 1787, died February 2h. iS^^, 
married June 20, 1807. James Weijster To\\ii- 
send, a mariner, born July 20. 1782, diedi De- 
cember 21, 1824: children: Lucius Pcardislev, 
born A[)ril id, 1808, tiled March 10, 1882: 
Martha, bcirn 1810, die<l in infancy: John, 
born July 10, 1812. died March 16. i8'i7, 
married and had children: Mary, bc'rn 1S14, 
died in infanc;.' : Mary r" ranees, born June 20, 

( \ I ) Cajjtain John Alansfield, son of Moses 
and Ann Mary (Kierstead") Mansfield, born 
in Xew Haven, Connecticut, August 17, 1748, 
died in Wallingford, Connecticnt. in 1823. 
He owned and occupied the lot m w owned 
and occupied by Mr, Harri.Min and formerlv 
by John Hiddleston, F ;q. He -erved 'luring 
the revolution, and his record i^ given as 
follows : 

Capl:. John Man.sneld. of Wallingford. Conn. 
(1748-182JI. was a sergeant in the compa;'.y of 
Isaac Cook Jr. in the i-t Retripient, Coi. David 
Wooster. raised on the nr^t c:ill \nr troop- in 
April-May. irrs. Served in Xew York .ind on 
L.ons Island dariri.c; the summer. In September 
marclied to the northern department, wnere it 
served under Gen. Schuj-lcr about Lake- Georgre 
and Cham;d;(in. In Octoljer served at the re- 
duction of St. John-. He \va- discharg-ed Xo- 
vemher ;8. ;7r5. in June. 1776. he was ensisn 
of the 6th Company of the 5th Battalion. Wads- 
worth's Brigade, commanded by Col. William 
Douglas, rai-ed tr. reinforce \'v'ash:ngton's army 
at Xew York. Served in the Citv and at tiie 
riKht of the line ckiriny the battle of Lone 
I -land. .\ug. _'7th: ^va- ;it the battle of White 
f'lains. Oct. 28th ami ccintinned in -ervice until 
Pecembcr 25th. 1776. re-eidi-iiny m t!:e Ci.m- 
necticut Line. Jan. i-t.. 1777. On .March 14th 
1777. he was commi--ioned a lieutenant in t'le 
6th Retrinient. Connecticut Line, raised i" C'lntir,- 
ue thronsh the war. went into camp at reo'-c-ki'' 
in tl'.c summer, and served duriuLr the fa;' in Par- 
si-.n'< iirigade. on the Hiid-on. wintered 1777-78 at 
West Point, and in the snmmer wa= encamped 



wiili the main army at White Phiui-;; \viiiterc<.i 
['jS-7:) at Reading. In the Mimmcr oi i;;; 
«crVL'<l on the Far-i <ii.le of the Vhul^or. : wintcrtii 
i-;i).So at Morri>to\vn Huts. Xew Jersey, anil in 
the >ummer of I7^'o served on both sides oi tlie 
l!u(ison: ivintcred irfio-Sl at Camp ConncctKiu 
\i!la,i4C, op|iosite \^'e^t Point, and there c^ln^ ■',:- 
dated for formation 1781-1783. In this formation he 
contitmed as a lieutenant in the 4tli Regiment 
Connecticut Line, and was present with the regi- 
ment at Yorktown, At the storming of the en- 
emy's redoubts on the night of October 24tii. 
l7,Si. the column was preceded by a "forlorn hope" 
of twenty men under Lieutenant Mansfield, whu 
was wounded in scaling the works. He was 
romplimented in Col. Hamilton's report. In 
the formation of January-June. 1 78.?. he contin- 
ued as lieutenant in the .;d Regiment Connecti- 
cut Line, commanded by Col. Henian Swift, in 
iervice at \\'e~t Point and vicinity, until early in 
June the regiment was disbanded with the great- 
er portion of the army by orders of Washington, 
lie was a member of the Society of the Cincin- 
nati. He was granted a pension. — (Conn. Society, 
S. A. R. Year Hook. 1897-98-99. page 537). 

He married Eunice, daughter of Colonel 
Tl'.addeus Cook, of WoUingford. Children- 
I. Ira, Ixirn in Wallinoford. October 16. 
1776, died in Atwatcr, Ohio. June 16, 1849. 
I lis occupation was that of farming and he 
was a captain in th.e Indian wars under Gen- 
eral Hariison and Commander Perry on the 
lakes. He married Sukie Kiitland, atid had a 
son. Isaac K., hr.rn in Atwater, C>hio, Feb- 
niary 3, 1809. died in Foland. Ohio. August 
16, 1S50. Pie was a merciiant in Poland and 
in }''hilade1phia, and married, 1S39, Lois, 
daughter of E'.kanah ?\Iorse. Their son, Cap- 
tain Ira Franklin. \\as born in Poland, ( 
June 27, 1S42. anil was graduated from 
rV'lnnd College. lie served in the civil war. 
iS^j-fj;, and was promoted thrc'ugh the vari- 
ous ranks to tliat of captain nf the One Hun- 
dred and I'iflh Ohio Regiment. He lived in 
Beaver. Pennsyhania, was a member of the 
legislature, a member of the American Philo- 
sophical Society, and elder and sui'eriniendcnt 
•if the Presbyterian church. He married;. 
December 11. 1872. Lucy E.. daughter of Dr. 
EH .Mygatt, of rirmburv. Connei:ticut. and 
has children: Kirtlond M., Mary L.. Henry 
B. 2. Sybil, see forward. 

I \'H ) Svl.iil, only ;!ant:bter of Captain John 
am! Eunice ( Co' 'k 1 Mansfielii. n^.arried John 
Ili'dlcstrni. a? mentioned aliove (see Reni- 
bert II). 

I The Bronson Line). 

This name is usually spelled Brownson on 
the Hartford, atul iirunson on the Farmiu.g- 
tori records. 

< I) John Bronson. father of ib.e ^Vaterba^y 
I'ron-ons, was early in Hartford. It is be- 
lieved that he was one of the company tliat 

came with Mr. Hooker in I'i36, t'f w l!.-ise 
church he was a member. He \vas a soldier 
in the I'e<|Uot 'iiattle of u'l^y. He is not 
nauied .uiiong the jiroprietLirs of Hartfoid. in 
the land division of 1639. but in the same 
year is mentioned in the list of settlers who 
by the "towne's courtesie" hail liberty "to 
fetch woode and keepe swine or cowes on 
the ceimmon." His house lot was in the "sol- 
diers' field."' in the north pan of the old 
village of Hartford, on the "Xeck Rnad" 
(supposed to have been given for service in 
the Peipiot war), where he lived in i')40. 
.-\fter the purchase of Tiuixis ( Farmington) 
by the Hartfijnl people. John Bronson remo^-ed 
to tliat idace abc^ut 1(141. He was one of the 
seven pillars at the organizatioi; of the Farm- 
ington church in 1652: was- deputy to the 
general court. 'Slay, 165 1. and at several later 
sessions; and "'the constable of Fanningtc-in." 
wlic> collected t'le rate for "\e Fort at Sea- 
brook" in i<'it2. His name is on the list of 
freemen of Farmington in 1669, and he died 
X'oveinber 28. 1680, his estate being ir:ven- 
toried at £312. He married and iiad children: 
I. Jacob, born January. 1641. died T70S; lived 
in Farmington. in th.e society of Kensington, 
married, and liar! children. 2. John, born 
January, 1(^.44. 3. Isaac, see forward. 4. 

Mar_\-. married Ellis, or .'\Ilis. _;. 

Aliraham, baptized Xovember 28. I'u". he 
signed the l^Jattatuck articles. I'Ut decline' 1 th.e 
responsibilities of a planter; removed tn Lyme, 
where he died at an ad\anced age. FTe mar- 
ried Hanna'i. flaugliter of '.Matthew Gri-v, o'd. 
and had children, r'l. Dorcas, died Ala''- f <, 
1(197: married Stephen Floplcins. of IL-rt- 
foird. and ha'l a smi, Joliii. who was of \^'ater- 
bur^-. 7. Sarah, married Ebcuezer Kiibourn. 
of Wetherstield. 

('ID Sergeant Isaac, son of John Brons'jn, 
died about 1710. He \vas one of the original 
tinrtv subscribers, and i'-- believed to liave 
been one of the first compan\- wh.'; came to 
W'aterbury. and was one of the patentees 
named in the first town patent. Fie joined 
the Farmington chitrch. .Mav i;. T^iS4. and 
was active in establishing- a church in W'ater- 
biirv. l^ein^- one nt the netitioners to tlie cen- 
eral court fur libertv "to gather" a cliurch. 
and was one of its seven pillars at its final 
organizatieiTi in 1691. He was appointed cor- 
poral of the train ba-od in t(S8o. and becanie 
sergeant in tfiof. He served as deputy in 
May, 1697. anrl Octolier. 7701. ami held a 
number of other public offices, being evidently 
pniminent in all public matters of tlie time 
and highly re-pected. The inventnr\- nf Ins 
estate showed the amount to 1,'c distributed 
to be £386. 

1 740 


Isaac Bronson married, about iGuv. Mary. 
who died flirirtl}- after his death, daughter of 
John Root, of Farniingtoii. Children: i. 
Isaac, born 1670, died June 13, 1751 : lie -.vas a 
bachelor proprietor, a deputy to the general 
court in 1723-33, and owned a considerable 
amount of property. In all probability he 
was the first permanent settler in what is 
now known as Middlebury, and trailiiicin says 
that his eldest son Isaac was the first child 
born within the limits of that town. 2. John, 
see forward. 3. Samuel, born about 1676; 
was a cooper, and lived in Kensington. 4. 
Mary, born October 15. iCiSo. died 1756, mar- 
ried Deaciin Thomas Hickox, and sun[)oried 
herself efficiently after she became a wid'"iw. 
■ 5. Joseph, born 1682. died }ilay 10. 1707. 6. 
Thomas, born January 16, 11186. died iNIay 6, 
1777 : he was the tifth deacon of the Waterbury 
First Church, being appointed in 1750, and 
was a lieutenant, as shown by the inscription 
on his tombstone. 7. Ebene.Ter. born in De- 
cember. iij58, died July 20, i^J}, : he is called, in 
deeds a "yeoman." and appears to have been a 
man of wealth. 8. Sarah, horn Xovember 15, 
1691, died 1748. Q. ^lercy. born September 
2?-. 16194: married Richard Ercnson. of \\'0Lid- 

(Ill) Lieutenaiit John, sliii of Sergeant 
Isaac and ]\Iary (Root) P.ronson. was born 
in 1673, and died about the close ri'' 1746. 
He is su])posed to have lived at Breakneck, 
where he had a house andi a consideralile 
amoimt of land, anfl later purclia^ed a number 
of other pieces of property. He became a 
lieutenant of the militia and wa^ se\"eral times 
a selectman. He wa^ licenseii as a tavern 
keeper b}' the Xew Haven countv court in 
1730 and afterward. His inventory amounted 
to £1.184 -IS 8d. He married and chil- 
dren: I. Mar\'. born April o, 1608: married 
(first) Samuel Porter, (second) John Barnes, 
and died in 1774. 2. John, liorn April 23. 
1701 : was a lieutenant, removeii to Xorthbury 
about 1737, and later to Anieiiia. Xcw \'':>rk. 
3. Hannah, born r)ct'~'ber 13. 1704; inavrie'l 
X'athan Gaylord : lived in Xe'.v Milford. 4. 
Jemima, Ijorn August 2j. 1700; married 
Stephen Hopkins. 5. Joseph. July 15. 1709. 
6. Benjamin. October 2. 1711. 7. Tamer. 
March 14. 1730: marrier] Jr.;c[)h Xicn"'is. S. 
Ezra, see f Twnrd. 9. Phebe. Marcii 2t,. 
1734: inarried Xathaniel Richaril-::ri. 

(I\') Captain Ezra, son of Lieutenant Jri'in 
Bron-^on, was born April 24. 1732. and died 
September i 1705. He served as town cierk. 
town treasurer, representative to the assem- 
bly, justice of the peace, au'l commi-sary of 
the revolr.tion. He married, September 6, 
1753. Susanna, born 1738. died Octi.ber 13. 

1S2S, daughter of Thomas Jr.dd. t.'hildrcr. : 
I. }ilichael. see forward. 2. Hannah, born 
March 26, 1757 ; married William I.eaveii- 
worth. 3. Tviark, born August 4. 17(12. 4, 
Susanna, born March 6, 1766; married 
Stephen \\'elton. 5. Anne, born December 20, 
1770: married Joseph Cook. 6. Meliscent, 
born June 27, 1773; married William Durand. 

I \' ) Lieutenant Michael, son of Captain 
Ezra and Susanna (Judd; Bronson, was br.rn 
March 25, 1754, and died July 25, 1822. 
IMaii}- from \Vaterbury were in the northern 
armv under General Gates, and took part in 
the movements and battles which terminated 
in the cajiture of Burgoyne in October. 1777. 
Lieutenant },Iichael Bronson, attaclied to Col- 
onel Cook's regiment, acted as adjutant and 
particularly distinguished himself. He mar- 
ried, Jul)' 5. 1776, Eunice, died in 184I, 
daughter of Joseph Xichols. Children: Cla- 
rissa, born September 30, 1776. inarried 

A Bronson; Horatio Gates, see forward; 

Hannah, born February 12, 1780. married Joel 
Scott; Ezra, born December 6, 17S3. 

( \'L> Horatio Gates, son of Lieutenant l\\i- 
chael and Eunice ( Xichols) Bronson, v,-as born 
October 2, 1777. and died 25. 1S25. 
He was named for the famous general under 
whom his father had served, and scr\ed as 
a pri\-atc in the war of 1812. 

(\'II) Michael, son of Horatio Gates 
Bronson. was born in 1812. and died July 29. 
iS8t. He married Tulia Ann }i[arks ( >ee 

(\TIIi Louisa ^l.. daugluer of ^[ichael 
and Julia Ann l^larks) P.r'ins'ui. '.\as b 'rn 
in Litchfield. June 12, i8j.i. and died r)e- 
ceniijer 30. 1881. .She married Riley John^'iu. 
of Torrington. Connecticut. 

(IX) Charlotte Rosette, daughter of Riley 
and Loui-a M. ( Brou'-on) Johnson, inarried 
]..ihn Raphael Rembert (see Rembert IIL. 

Criie Mark= LineV 

(I) l\rordecai }v[arks, tlie inmiigrant an- 
ce^tor, was V^orn in London, England, Aprd 
23. 1706. and ditd in Derby. Connecticut, 
Tanuarv 8. 1771. He came to Xew Encr'and 
in 1726. lived for a time in Stratfool. then 
removed to Derby, wlierc lie ^va5 a mer- 
chant and did a large business. He a!.~o 
owned considerable land, and his v.'ili is dated 
TTi'iO. He married. ij2r), Elizabeth, born in 
Dt-rivN', daugiiter i>f Joseph and Eliza'ieth 
(Gunn) Hawkins, the former horn February 
i-i. idC*:). the latter hi.'in in Milforil. April, 
11)72. v,a^ married tin: re. .Xugu^t 0. 1603. 

(II) Zachnriah. son of ^Nlordecai and Lliza- 
lieth (Hawkins) Mark=. was born in Derljy. 
pane 28. 1734. and diedi in Milford, .\ugust 

. - f,7.' 

' -.7 on 

I- ,i' 


^^, 1802. He located near the "Marble 
( hiatrv," in ]\Iilford, and his land was di- 
vided by tiie Indian river. He died suddenly 
t'l "iieart trouhle." and left a good estate. He 
n;arried Mary Hryan. bean in Milford. in 
173^. dans,ditcr of Richard and Sarah ^ Treat 1 
llrvaii. the former b<.)rn in Milfortl in 1707. 
died there Fehniar_\- 19. 1792. the latter born 
in Mi! ford, Jnne 6. 1(399, <lied Xoveniber 12. 
174S: granddaughter of Richard and Sarah 
(Piatt) ilryan. the former born in Miiford in 
i6('/>. died Januar\- 18. 1734. the latter born 
in Miiford. September. 11173: great-grand- 
daughter of Richard and Mary (Pantry) 
Brvan, tlie former born in England, the latter 
born in 1629. married in Miiford in 164Q: 
also granddaughter of Jo^epli and Frances 
(Bryan) Treat, the former b.orn in Milfortl 
in 1662. ilied August o. 1731. the latter born 
in ]\IiIford in 1668, died in 1703; great-grand- 
daughter of Governor Robert and Jane 
(Tap[i) Treat, the former born in England in 
1622, died July 12, 1710, the latter brjrn in 
England in 162S. Children: Abraham, see 
forward; (Tomfort. married Josiah Pardee; 
Content, married James Downs ; Eciw ard. 
probably died young. 

(HI) Abraham, son of Zachariah and ]\lary 
(Bryan) Marks, was born in Miiford. Xo- 
veniber 23, 1765. He inheriteii the home- 
stead and resided on it until his death. He 
M-as a very industrious man. a mechanic as 
well as a fanner, and there was a mill on the 
river at the rear of his house which he util- 
ized as a workshop in stormy weather. Some 
of his grandsons inherited this mechanical 
tendency and have acliieved eminence in the 
manufacture of artificial limbs and kin.ired 
necessities. ^Ir. ]\Iarks owned a tract of 
land of about two hundred acres in the town 
of Bethany, and there he pastured his voring 
stock, of which he had numbers, during the 
summer months. He was noted for his in- 
tegrity and for the stanch support he gave 
to the Protectant Episcopal Churi-h. at which 
he had been a regular attendant and every 
Sunday within his memorv. as he was fond 
of telling. Fie married Content, born in IMil- 
ford. September, 17(^8. daug-hter of Joh.n and 
Elizabeth (Buckini:ham) Merwin. John ^ler- 
wiii was born in Milforri in 1734 and was 
descended from ^liles }i[erv>in. born in Eng- 
land in 1623. died April 25, 1697: Elizabeth, 
('Buckingham') Merwin was born in ^lilford, 
.^pril II. 1738. died in 1833. descended from 
Thomas Buckingham, horn in England. Chil- 
dren : T. J.ohn. see forward. 2. Abraliam, 
niarried ?vlary, a descendant of John Bur- 
well, a toi-.nder: he died young, leaving son 
.•\bram. 3. Xeliemiah. went to ilhio at the 

age of t\\ent_\-one }ears, and married Clari?;a 
Paimiter; he prospered and left numerous de- 
scendant--. 4. Content, accjinpanieil her 
brother to Ohio, and married C>'rus Paimiter, 
of Stratford, brother uf her brother's v.ife. 
5. Levi, born in Alilford. February 8. 1702, 
died I'ebruary 21, 18S0: lived on a farm in 
W'aterbury twenty years, then removeil to 
Bethan) , where he spent the remainder of 
his life. His children were all born in Water- 
bur}- ; the three eldest attended the .\cadeiny, 
and all became teachers. He married. April 
18. 1S13, Esther Tolks Tuttle, born in Wood- 
bridge, Connecticut, December 2^. 1792, died 
in Xew York. January 12. 1858. daughter of 
Amasa and Esther ( ToUes ) Tuttle, and a 
descendant of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, 
th.e immigrants. Children : i. I\Iary Ejther. 
born October 20, 1814, died Augu-l 2. 1890: 
commenced teaching at age of sixteen vears 
and was so successful that she continued in 
this occupation as long as her strength per- 
mitted her to do so ; she is well known as 
both a prose and poetical writer, the grea'er 
number of her writings have a religious ten- 
denc}', and were productive of excel^eiU re- 
sults, ii. MinerA'a Content, born 3Iay i8. 
1 8 17. married January i. 1837, Elias Xev.-ton 
Clark, iii. David, born Xoveniber 
0, 181Q. marrieii, in Hallsport, X'ew York, 
Xovcmbcr 0. 1846. Seraphina Helen Hall. iv. 
William Levi, born .\ugu^t 2j, i8_-j, .'.ied 
March 10. 1832. v Amasa AbraKain. b.irn 
Ajiril 3. 1825, married, in Xew Yo;k. Aug'ist 
22. 1850. Lucy Ann Piatt, vi. EV::--. Jennette, 
born July 13. 182S, married (first), January 
2r, 1853. ^i''' Xcv tiaven. George H. C'inten. 
who die^d Jul}- 2, 1879, (second). December i. 
t88i. lairus F. Lines, who wr.s gradmted 
from Yale Medical Scliool in 1862, receive'-! 
his commission from Governor Buckingham 
as assistant surgeon in the civil war. and con- 
tinued in service until the close of the war. 

( I\' ] John, son of Abraliam and Content 
{r\lerwini Marks, settled in Har\\-inton. Con- 
necticut, and was a prosperous farmer, fie 
married Anna Fenn (see Fenn'i. 

(\A Julia Ann, daughter of John and Anna 
(Fenn) ]\[arks. married ]\[icliae! liron-on 
! Bror,>';vn \'II ). 

(Tlio Frna 

(I I Benjamin Fenn. the immigrant ances- 
tor, was of great prominence in the arfairs of 
]\filford. as well as iliosc of t'le entire colony. 
ITe was first of Dorchester and probr.bly 
came to this country in 1630 in th.e -hip "Mary 
and Jcihn." witli Go\-ernor Winrhr'->p. He 
served as assistant governr.r from 106; vo 
1672. He was tlie owner of large estates 

■I' in 




^oth here ami in Aylesbury, Entjlaml. and uictl 
in 167:!. Mc n.iarric'! (fir-t) Sarah, wlio was 
baptizci! i'.i .\>, Clinton. I'.ucks ccimny, 
Ei'.ijlanc!. i'>Ji. liicil uJjJ,, dauyhlcr nt Syl- 
vester anil Sarah il'ryan) I'aldwin. lie mar- 
ried (sfcon(l). March u, 111(14. Susannah 
Ward, or Wood, who died in i(>75. .\inon,L; 
his children were: r.enjanun. married the 
onl_\ dalI^dlter of Jasper Juini, .M. 1).: James, 
see forward. 

(II) Lieutenant James Fenn, son uf Henja- 
min, was h'jrn .\la_\- 14. ii>~2. and died in 
1754. He married Joanna I'rudden. born in 
]\Iay, i''-76. danghter of Samuel Prudden, born 
1644, who married, December 31. k'Gq, Grace 
Jndion. horn I'ebriiary 19. 11151. Joanna 
fPrutldeii) Fenn was the i^ran l<lauu;hter (.f 
Rev. Peter F'rudden. who wa-i born in I'jv^- 
land in i6oo. died in Jnly. I0i><). lie owned a 
good estate in Edqeton. York connt_\'. Flnp;- 
land. and for many generations his heirs re- 
ceived rents from the same. He came '\ith 
Rev. John Davenport to Boston : was in Xew 
Haven in i'j38; in Milford in 1639, where he 
was the tir^'t pa^^tor. He married, in Eng- 
land, Joanna pLiyce, who died in [651. Will- 
iam Jndson, grandfather of Grace ( Judscin ) 
Prndd.en, 'vas borii in Yorkshire, England, 
and died in Xew Ha\'en, Connecticut, July 
29, 1662. Fie came to Xew England in 11134: 
was first in L'oncord. then remrieed in -nc- 
cession to Hartford, to Mihord in 1639. to 
Stratford, to Xew Haven. He married Grace 

, who died in 1659. Jo^epli, ^on of 

William and Grace Judson. was horn in Eng- 
land, in 1619, and dieil October S, 1690. He 
was ensign and h'entenant di;ri;icf King P'lU- 
ip's war, and d.epiity from Straif'-'rd in n'^55^ 
He married, October .'.'4, 1(144, Sarah, borp, 
in 1627. died r\[arch K'l, i(;,07. 'laughter of 
John and Rose Porter. 

fill) John, son of Lieutenant Jame- and 
Joanna fPnuldcn) Fe:m, was b'Tn in 1714. 
and died .^ept-.:ni!ier 4. 17M3. He married 
Snsanna. b''a-n in 1727, died February 13. 170.). 
dauirhter of Gamaliel and Su^.-ithki G;b-. i;i. 

(lY) Isaac, son of John and St-.-ariu.-i . 1 lih- 
son") Fenn, was born In F'ebrnary, 177!'. :ind 
died X'ovf;;!l:er u',, tS_>4. He !i;av;-ied _\nna 
Flotchki--, born in ;7SS:, .lied in i■'■^72. 

i'\' ' .\n!-,a, daughrer of i-:',;ic ii>d .\nn'( 
( 1 Fetin. married J"hi! "\!;-rk--. i -ee 
Mark^ IV). 

\\'illiam Ch'-r.ev. !he in;miL^rant 
CHF.XEY ance-rnr. probal '\- b..rn in I'nu;- 

land in i<*_n. w,a- a vere earlv 
resMent of RoNb.--y, Ma^ -aehu-^cU^ Hav C ■!- 
onv ino-v includei! in the cirv -.-■i i;"~L'.n"), 
One rcci-'rd n:-:e.- tlie v.latc of hi' death as Inne 

30, i<j('>7, and the cluirch record gives it: 
I)ied. "if'167, nionth 5 day 2, \\"illiain Clieany 
Sen." The r^'cords show ihai he i\as a land- 
holder and resident at RLixbnvy before .0^40. 
Ill that year or the year before he owned 
twenty-four and a half acres of land there, 
and tliere are land deeds which show that lie 
possessed other tracts. His homestead lay 
in a bend of the old highway, now Dudlev 
street, near its junction with Warren street. 
In ii.>45 the Roxbury F'ree School w-as found- 
ed, and the name of William Ch.tney is fi_>und 
on the list of subscribers to the school fund, 
also among the few who specially guaranteed 
the town the payment of their yearly contri- 
butioTis. Late in 1664 he was chosen a mem- 
ber of the board of directors, or ■'ferfees," of 
this schi.iol. In 1648 he was elected a mem- 
ber of the Ijoard of assessors, and Feljruary 
23, 1(153, '^* '^'"'^ '-^' 'I committee to raise a 
certain sum for the maintenance of the min- 
ister. In 1654-55 he was one of the t'.vo 
constables, and January 19. 1656-57, wa^ a 
member of the board of selectmen. Ma\- 23, 
i6(><\ he ^\as made a freenian ot the co!. .nv. 
He was ailmitted to full comaiuiii'"'!! of the 
churcli, March 5, I' 164-65, r.!:d liis wife, .\pr;l 

22, 1644. His wife wa~ Margaret . 

After his death she marrie'i ( Second) a Mr. 
Burge or Purges, an^l was again a widiv.v 
before 1670. She spent her las: }'ears in 
Boston, but was buried in R.jxbiiry, July 3, 
1686. Children: FlUen, liorn in Engla;id 
about 1626: ^Margaret, married, April, 1650, 
in Roxbury, Deacon Thomas : Tliom- 
as. mentioned below: ^\■iIliam : John. Septetn- 
ber 2Q. i<\V)- in Roxbury: Alehitabel. June i. 
i'''4^v in Roxhurv: Toseph, June 6. 1647, ir. 

(II) Thomas, ^on of ^^'!lliam Cheney, was 
pr''b;ibly br.rn in Roxbur}-. tliere bein? no 
record of his liirth or death. January 29, 
T'''\'4--55. he was op.e of a committee appointed 
by the town to inspect the lioiuids between 
Roxbr.:-y and Dorchester. !^omewhat later lie 
selected, a spot on the soutlt -ide of the Charles 
ri\cr. within the limits of at cliat 
time, but 
hi- hotn: 
ciiase 01 
ruarv i' 
bridge d 
ifVi4. hi 
fne :icr<. 

later included in Erigh.ton. and mad? 
there. The deed of his earliest pur- 
h-.'A is dated April 26, i'\50 : his 
leccmbrr 20, 16-63 : his Mn'rd, Feb- 
T('ui3-r,('i. When the town of Cain- 
vi led the pastnre lands. February 27, 
receivei! ter, acres and two cow 
: in a later di\-ision, in 1(18.3, he had 
■ . In Ui'i2 he was one of the «ur- 
r>rs oi biLjh.way-; in Cambrii'ge: in \i'V''>^_ one 
the si-.:ners of a petitiT.i to the general 
;rt for the cr.n-erx ati.^n of Cambridge right? 
"! nrii'ileges. He becair.e a freeman, ^vith 

il ill 

•II-. fid 

'.) vitiO 





hi^ f;itIi(.T, Ma_\- 23. i66'i. In K'JS 'i*^ served 
HI Cai)taiii J(.>lins'.'n's celebrated Koxiniry cum- 
jiiiiiv of soldiers, who niarchctl fruni L'.osiijn, 
fiil\- (1. 1O75, fur Mount iJope. the stroii<;hi.vld 
..f the Indians, and rendered very eliicient ser- 
\ iee in Decenilier of that year. ' After hi^ 
father's death, in I'liij. he returned to R'.^x- 
hnr\' til li\'e with hi- mother, and continued 
there some years. April 13, 16S4, three of 
hi- children, Thoma-, Ji'lin and William, 
■■(pwned the co\enant " in the Rnxlnu'y church. 
Hi;, la-t years were spent in Cambrnlue. and 
hi- will was dated Xovemhcr (1. i'kj^, at 
Charlestown. March 4, i''ig4-Q5, the imentcry 
of his estate, ami uniting to i>nc thi'.ii-and and 
sixt\-four pounds, was presented bv the w'idow 
anil Mr. l'"e--enden. He married, Januarv 11, 
ih^^. in Roxbtiry, Jane .\tkinson, of wdiose 
l)irth and parentaL;e no recorii ha- been found. 
She may have been a sister ijf Theodrire At- 
kinson, of I'.oston, or a dau.^hter of Thomas 
Atkinsrjn, of Concord. She died, it is sup- 
posed, July 29, 1724, ill Cambridge. Chil- 
dren: Mar,q;aret, November 26. 1656. mar- 
ried Nicholas Fessenden, one of the most effi- 
cient and y)rosperous men of tlie town : Thom- 
as, December 25. I'lsS!: Mehitabel. February 
20, 1660: John. 1662: William, June 30. I''i63; 
Mary, 1664: Jane. June 3, 1667: Joseph, Feb- 
ruary 16, 1670; Hannah, July h. 1673; Benia- 
tnin, mentioned l>_-linv ; Ebenezer, Xovember 
2, if)78. 

(HI) Benjamin, -on of Thomas Chencv, 
was born January 20. 1075' ''■'^'l J"-''.'*' Cv 1718- 
He lived in Cambridge, and in 17 18 conveyed 
to his brother-in-law. Josiah Cheney, of Med- 
tield, certain lands in Cambridge, and ai! the 
interests which he or the children of his first 
wife might have in the estate of her father. 
In Cambridge he owned, a homestead with 
house and barn and fifty-two and one-half 
acres of land, besides woodland, pasture and 
n-cadow lands. The anpraiscd value oi his 
estate was nine hundred and fortv-eight 
pi'unds at the time of his death, but a second 
ap])raisal, in 172(1. gave considerably lar'^ror 
t-timatcs. Aiiniini-tration on hi- estate was 
granted to liis widow. January 9. 1718-10. 
He tnarried ( first 1 his du-in Alary, datighter 
"f Josenh Cheney. <-<i ^^^e'lfield, born June 23, 
f'-S:-, died October 31. 1705: (second). Xo- 
\enibcr 74. 1706, Mary Harbert. who survived 
hini, and married (second) Michael Felssr,avv. 
o' Killingh-. Connecticut, and -he died May 
'.-■ 17''""'. at Ashford. Connecticut. Children: 
Mary, horn .-\pri! 21, 1701. dierl in infancy: 
I'eniamin. Sciitembcr 7. 1703,: Marv and Han- 
nali { twins i, October 2T,. 1705 : Thomas. ab.Hu 
1700: Jo-cpli. Xovember 2. 17:0: Eiicnezer. 
•ibout 171 1, died about 1731 : Fiuth, born about 

1713; Jiihn, mentinned belt>w: William, about 
1717: daughter, 1718. died befnre 1724. 

(i\') John, ^un of Benjamin Lheiie_\, was 
born m t.'ambiidge abe.ut 1715-1(1. He re- 
ninved some time after marriai^e to Rr.\bur\. 
I he time is determined apjin iximatel\ from 
the date when th.e selectmen of the hitter 
tnwn "warned" him and hi- famih'. Iiecember 

28. 1750, a legal, wa} liy which a town se- 
cured itself against pauper-. Unili he and his 
wife were members of the church. He died 
intestate in 175S. The in\entoi-y of his per- 
sonal effects was presented at once. al,-o an 
e-timate of lands for which he had bargained 
with his brother. Colonel Thomas Chenev, 
rated wi.irth two hundred and tMrtv-two 
pound- thirteen shillings four pence. The 
will of his wiiluw was dated I\!arch iS, 178!. 
He married (published), September 2, i-y^,^. 
Martha, born l-'ebruary 20, 1719. daugiuer of 
William and Martha (Wyetli) Fcs-enden. oi 
Cambridge: she wa- also a iie-cenda!it of 
Thomas _Cheney throui^i; liis daughter Mar- 
garet. Children; Mar\ , born before 1744: 
Thomas, mentioned below : Lucv, januarv 9, 

( \ ) "Ihomas (2). son of John Chenev. 
born May 20, 1751, in Rnxbury, dicii Ma\ 20, 
1833. He went, wh.en quite \-oung, to live 
\\ ith his uncle. Colonel Thomas Chene\ . of 
DtiiUey, and became almost a son to him. He 
lived in that part of old Dudley which was 
afterwani included w ithm t!ie limits of South- 
bridge. He married. .Ma\ 18. 1769, F'jnicc, 
born February q. 1752, died I'ebrtiar}- t8. 1S33, 
daughter of Amos Gleason, nf (Cluirltnn. 
Chililren: John, nientioneil Lieii'W: riioinas, 
born July 21, 1771: Sally, Atignst 6, 1773; 
Mary, Au:,i:-i: r8. 1775 : Lucy. Januars iS, 
177S: Leona;-.i, ?\[arch 18. 17S0: Joel. March 
3. 1782: Hiram. ?\rarch 3. 1784: Charles. X'o- 
\eiiiber 0. 1780: Eunice, July 22. 1780: Cla- 
rissa, July 31, 1791: Hannah, Alav 12. 1793. 

( v'li John (2 ). son of Th.omas 1 2 1 Chenev, 
was born Xovember 19. I7('ifj. in ."-^turbridge. 
Massachusetts, died at Xenia. C'hio. Fehiruary 
2. i8;8. During the ear'-.- \ears of hi- mar- 
ried, life, and f-jr many _\ears later, he lived 
in Rowe, "Massachusetts, tlien renn i\-od to 
Xenia. Oliio. He man ied itlr-ti. Jaivjarv 
12 1704. Luria. born Decembe'- ]8. 1774. (sec- 
ond), June 184-. Isabei Ah rf'-, widow, Chil- 
dT-en : Joh.n. born Januar;.- 2-., i-i;.'): Lura, 
.VuL'Ust i^. 1708: Prilly. July 2' 1. t8or; iJavid. 
( )ctiilier 17, 1803 : I.ncy W.. January 12. i8n6; 
Laban Clark, mentioned below ; Eunice, }ilarch 

29, 1810. died December 17. iS2f\. 

(\"\V) Rev. Laban Clark Cheney, son of 
John (2) Chenev. was born -.larch. 20, i8'?S, 
in Soutlibridge, ^.lassachusetts, died April t^, 



1S64, and was buried at Xenia. Oliio. He 
entered the ministry of tlie iNIetliodi^t Epis- 
copal Church, and preached at Xcw Britain, 
Derh}- and otiier towns in Connecticut. He 
lived for some time in Xicksburg, Mississippi, 
where his elde,■^t sun was born; later in New 
York Cit_v. lie was chaplain of the Fourth 
Ohio Cavalry, a nine months' regiment ; was 
discharged July 17, iSOJ. He married, No- 
vember I, 1S31, C>nthia Jane Smith, of Derby, 
Connecticut, born April 13. 1813, died 2\Iarch 
3, 1864. Children: Benjamin Hicks, men- 
tioned below ; Edward Olin, born and died in 
1840; Harriet losepliine, b<irn I-\-bruarv 7, 

(VIH) Dr. Benjamin Hicks Cheney, son 
of Rev. Laban Clark Chenew was born Oc- 
tober 10, 1838, in \icksburg. He was edu- 
cated at Amherst College in 1S56 and lived 
first in New York City, afterward removed 
to New Haven, Connecticut. Fie is a prac- 
ticing physician of Hie homeopathic school. 
He is a member of tlie C'lniiecticut Society of 
Arts and Sciences, also of the Graduates' 
Club of New Haven, and of the New Haven 
Country Club. He married, March 10, 1863, 
at Westport, Connecticut, Sarah Jane Austin, 
born at Newcastle, Maine, August 27. 1841. 
Children: Benjamin Austin, born June 10, 
1867, now ac Jolict, Iliin(^is: Arthur Sand- 
ford, October 4. iSijO, at New Havtn: Harold 
Clark, June IQ, 1877 : .Mice losephine, August 
5, 1879. 

Henrv Brooks, immigrant an- 
BROOKS ccst.-ir, settled in New Haven, 

Connecticut, about 1670, with 
his brother Johi^.. Subsequently tliey removed 
to Vv'allingford, and located in that part of 
the town wliicli is said to have been named, 
Cheshire, for their former home in England. 
Ill the house of Henry Brooks was held the 
first religious meetins' in Chesb.ire. 

( 1 ) Simeon BrC'oks, ihe re\olntionary an- 
cestor of this family, wa- i)':rn ir, 1740 aiiil 
was de,-.cended from the Bro-.l^s family of 
Haddam and Saybro'jk. Connecticut. He and 
Samuel Brooks were in the Saybrook com- 
pany, commanded by Captain John Ely. Ninth 
Company, Sixth Regiment, Colonel Samuel 
Holden Paisons, in tlie revolution, in 1775. 
Simeon Brooks was also in Captain .Stevens' 
company. Colonel Samuel Mott's regiment. 
in the northern department in I77''i. and in 
Captain Bezalcel Bristol's company. Colonel 
Newberry's reginu-nt. in 1777. In 1790, ac- 
cording to tlie fir-t federal census, lames and 
Simeon Fjrooks were heaiis of families in 
Saybrook, Middlese.x c^-iumy, Connecticut, ami 
Simeon had in hi? familv two ma!e=^ over 

si.xteen, two under ^i^teen and three fcmaies. 
He lived in Chester, wliich was tormerlv part 
ot Saybrook, He niavricd^is Clnirch, 
daughter ui >iiiiron and Eunice Church, of 
Cliester, in Sayliro.ik. Ikr fatl'.cv was 'horn 
in 170S, and died in Cliester. (.'ctobev 7, ! 7()j ; 
her mother Eunice died July I, iSl^o. ae.ed 
ninety. Children of Simecin and Eunice 
Church : Titus, lived at Pawlet. \'ermont ; 
E.unice, married Phineas Warner: Piiilemon, 
lived at Saybrook: John, li\-ed at \\"inchester ; 
Samuel, at Saybrook: Eois, mentioned aiiove; 
, married Isaiah Huntlev : Simeon, set- 
tled in Rensselaerville, New York. 1 Sea 
N. E. Hist. Reg., \'ol. 4O, p. 88. 1 Simeon 
Brooks died May 9, 1819, in Cliester. He 
had sons: Simeon, .a promineiu manufac- 
turer in Chester: Nathan, mentione'l below; 
and other children. 

( H ) Nathan Brooks, son of Simeon Brooks, 
was born at Chester, January- 23, 1780. He 
was a stone cutter by trade. He married 
Nancy A. Clark, daughter of J( sejih Clark, 
who was a soldier in the revolution, a farmer 
in Chester, and a man of much ability. A.fter 
his marriage Nathan Brooks lived for a time 
at \Vestbrook, Connecticut, and afterward set- 
tled in the lower part of KillinLrwcrth (now 
Clinton), where he foiiowed his t-ade for 
many years. In 1S39 he cam.e to Guilford, 
wi! he made his hoiTie until liis death at 
the advanced age of eight}-eiglit years. He 
was buried at Guilford. In early life i;e nas 
a Democrat, in later years a RepulViican in 
politics. liis wife, a w^man of lovel}- Cliris- 
tian character, also I'it.l z^A \\:\~ biiiied at 
(riuilford. Three of her thirteen ciiUdren died 
ill infanc)". Ciiildren : i. Julius, born "I'-Iay 
19, 1816, died J-'ebruary 2, 1S40: married 
Louisa Grirtin, daughter of James Ncpuham 
Griffin, mentioned below; children: Charles 
J. Broeks and George E. Brooirs, both now 
reside in New Hnven, Connecticut, and are 
engaged in business tliere, th; manufacturing 
of special machincrv. To Charles J. v.a> born 
a daughter. E.xiise. now li\irL;: to George 
E., a daughter, died yomiL;'. 2. Zerah 
Clark, mentioncil below. 3. Roxanna IM., 
married George II. Chapman, of Saybrook, 
for many years a mercliant in Bo-ron, resid- 
ing in 'V\'inchester, }.la~Nac!uNey v 4. Cap- 
tain Oliver N,, born Februar_\- 7. 1822, mas- 
ter mariner, in 1851, api'iointed keeper of 
Faulkner's Island lighthoLi-;e. receiving med- 
als for rescuing shiinvreck-ed sailors : retired 
in '.882; went to Arch Beach, California, in 
1887, where he was p.~'-tmaster : returned to 
(juilfor<i in 1890: represented town in c;eneral 
;issemblv in 1892-98 : married. January 4, 1846, 
:vrarv .Si. Hart; children: Oliver "N,. died 




\^>im.:;': Mary E.. married Henry I. Thrall, 
iijw '""f Cuba : and Nancy Amelia, married 
iv.luin G. H>i*ted. 5. Eliza P., married James 
!!. I'rince. oi Winchester, Massachusetts. 6. 
Laura .\., married Frederick H. Fo'.vler. 7. 
i.'iin C-i., born .\ 16, 1830; unmarried; 
Ilrowned in Nebraska. June 30, 1859. on his 
wav to California. 8. Julia A., married Rich- 
ard H. Woodward, a real estate broker, of 
Lou-' Branch, New Jerse}-. 9. Cynthia E., 
niarried Erastus H. Crosby. 10. Frances E., 
married R. H. Chipman. a coal dealer in New 
^'ork City, residing in Philadelphia. 

(III) Zerah Clark Brooks, son of Nathan 
r.riR.'ks, was born in Chester, Connecticut. 
Ocf'iber 19. 1817. He was quite young when 
his father >cttled in Killingworth (now Clin- 
ton), Connecticut. From his father he learned 
the trade of stone cutting and stone mason 
work. Later he established a stone-yard in 
Clinton, and carried on the business of stone 
cutting and stone construction work up to 
within a few years of his death. He was a 
man of higli m^iral standing, strict integrity, 
and was highlv respected in his community 
and by all who came in contact with him. He 
died at the home of his son, James \\'eston 
Brooks, in Derby. Connecticut. ^lay 14, 1903, 
and was buried at Clinton. Connecticut. He 
niarried, Elecemher 31. 1S43, Susan Cecelia 
Griffin, of Clinton. Connecticut, born October 
23, 1823, daughter of James Needham and 
Jemima fRossiter) Griffin. She was a woman 
of lovable disposition. She pos-^e-sed bright 
intellectual qualities, a keen sense of humor 
and was beloved by all. She was a member 
of tlie Methodist Episcopal church in Clinton 
as was also her husband. She died r\Iarch 25, 
1899. Children; I. John Henry, born Octo- 
ber 18, 1S46, died April 17, 185 1. 2. James 
We-ton. mentioned below. 3. Ansel Jones, 
born November 16. 1853; married February 
10. 18S0, Jessica Sturges, of Clinton, Con- 
necticut; ni^ children; he is president of tlie 
Huntington Piar.o Ci.'Uipany, Shclton, Con- 
necticut, and a member of the board of di- 
rectors of the Sterling Companv of Derby, 
Ciiiinecticut. piano manufacturers. 

(IV) James Weston Brooks, son of Zerah 
Clark Br'.joks. was Iwrn at Clinton. Connecti- 
cut. March 2r, 1830. He attended the puljlic 
schools of his native town, and the academy. 
He began his bus^nc^s career in the em.ploy of 
flu!! & Wigl;t, manufacturer'^ of ornamental 
tinware. Afterward, he was with the New 
i!a\en Org;in Company of New Haven, and 
became an expc-t in tuning organs. For a 
nmnber of years he had the contract for the 
tunmg of tlie ytonroe Organ Reed Co.mpany, 
of Worcester, ^^las^achusetts. After a short 

absence in the we^t he returned to New Ha- 
ven in 1878, and was again with the New 
Haven Organ Company, as a coiuracto.- until 
188.)., then by recommendation of the Monroe 
Organ Reed Company, was engaged to devel- 
op and perfect the tone qualities of tiie \'o- 
calion Organ, the inventor of this organ, 
James Baillee Hamilton, having in several 
xears of experimenting in Europe and a num- 
ber of trials in this country been unable to 
find anyone who could satisfactorily do this 
work. yiv. Brooks successful!}- completed this 
undertaking in about one year, enabling JMr. 
Hamilton to form the \"ocalion Organ Com- 
pany, in \\'orcester. and 'Sir. Brooks was 
placed in charge of the tuning and experi- 
menting department cf their factor}-, \vhich 
position he held until the latter part of t'ne 
year 1887, when he resigned and came to 
Derby. Connecticut, under contract with the 
Sterling Company, piano manufacturers, in 
charge of the tuning department, and in Janu- 
ary, 18S9, he was appointed to an important 
position in the office of that concern. In De- 
cember, 1894, the Fluntington Piano Com- 
pany was organized at Shelton, Connecticut, 
and ^Ir. Brooks became secretary and gen- 
eral manager of the corporation ; also a mem- 
ber of the board of directors. Largely through 
his efforts and executive ability this concern 
has grown rapidly and prospered greatly. }»[r. 
Brooks makes his home at Derby. He is 
a member of the Board or Trade of Derby; 
of the Derby and Shelton Business },Ien's 
Association; the Union League Cluli of New- 
Haven ; the Golf Cinb of Derby ; Humphrey 
Ward Chapter. Sons of the An;erican Revoca- 
tion, of New Haven, as a descendant of Si- 
meon Brooks and Joseph and Reuben Clark. 
In religion he is a Unitarian, a member of 
the church at Derby and in politics a Repub- 
lican. He is past senior warden of Jephtha 
Lodge, No. 95. Free Masons, of Clinton. He 
served si.x years in the Connecticut National 
Guard, Company E. Second, Regiment 

Mr. Brooks married, .-\pril 13. iB~o. Sarah 
Esther Piatt, born April 14. 1840. at Nor- 
walk, Coimecticut, daughter of Nathan Bry- 
ant Piatt, f'i Huntington. L. I.. Ne^v York 
I born December 26. i8oc>. died May n. 1S71 ). 
and Mary Jane ; Bixby 1 (tliis name ^polled 
Byxbee in deeds dated 181P > Piatt, of Norwalk 
( born Alarch 31. 1813, died February 21, 1S61 ), 
a relative of Sh.erifi; Bixb}- of ^^leriden, Con- 
necticut. Nathan Bryant Piatt was a master 
mariner. Children; i. Johr-, born 'S[ay 5, 
1871, died Ma}- 8. 1S71. 2. Edith Louise, 
born June 21, 1873. 3. James Ansel, born 
.-\pril 7, 1S76. graduate of Sheffield, Scientific 
School, Yale I'niversitv, 1807 ("Ph. BA. looo 

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(M. E.). For several years instructor in 
mechanical engineering at Vale, and now pro- 
fessor of mechanics at Urdwii L'ni\ e;'>ity, 
Provitlcnce, Riiode Island. He i~ :', nienil)er 
of Siijnia Xi. American So(:iet\ •>{ Mcciiani- 
cal Engineers. American As^dciatii iii for tlic 
Advancement of Science, American Society 
for the Promotion of EngineerinL;". I'rovidence 
University Cluh. president RIkmIo Inland Aer- 
onautical Societ\ . 4. Siisan May. hririi Scp- 
teinber i. 187S. 5. Grace Elizabeth Piatt, 
Mav 9. 1881. 6. Ethel Chapman. Au-iist 11. 

(The AMen-Mullin- Linei. 

(I) John Alden, married 'Pri'^cilia Miillins. 

(II) Elizabeth, daughter of J^>hn Alden 
and Priscilla i^fullins) Alden. married Wil- 
liam Pabodie. 

(III) Lydia. daughter of Wiliinm Pabodie 
and Elizabeth (Alden) Pabijlie. married Dan- 
iel Grenell. 

(I\') Lydia Grenell, daughter of Daniel 
Grenell and Lydia ( Pabodie i * irenell, n-:ar- 
ried Joseph Clark. (.See Clark IWi ( S'jnie 
of the Pabodie descendants u>e die loini of 
Peabody for the fannly name, and it is now 
the most common 1. 

(The Clnrk Line). 

1 1) John Clark scttlcil in Canibrii:'.:c. r^las- 
sachusetts. 163J. lie came to Hartfiird. Con- 
necticut, with Thomas Hooker's coniiianv in 
1636. and removed to Saybrook. (..'onnecticut. 
about 1045, where his descendants settled. 
He was one of the compan\' uii'Ict" Captain 
John Mason, who came down from Hartford 
in 1637 and fought the Pequots at Mystic 
He was one of the patentees to whom the 
Royal Charter was granted by King irharles 
II, which was hidden in th.e Ch.arter (^)ak in 
Hartford by Captain Wordsworth.. John 
Clark was one of the most infiuentia! iiien in 
tlie colony. He died in ?»Iilfor<l. Connecticut. 
in 1673. Pie married ^hrsti : 1 sec- 
ond) Mary Ward Fletcher, no c'uldren by 
sccoiici wife. 

(II) John (21. son r.f mi Clark, 
married Relieckah Porter. 

(III) Major John (31. sou of John !2i 
and Rebeckah ( Porter i Claik. ser\ed in the 
French war in 1708-00. and was r.ror.;o:ed t'l 
rank of major. He also -erved in Kinu I'iul- 
il)'s Indian war. He marrie'! Rcbt-ckah, 
• laughter of William and Lydia 1 1 ):'.nii.irth ) 

(lY) Joseph, son of John 13' ai'i' Rt-beck- 
ah (Peamont) Clark, married • first 1 Lvdia. 
dau-.;hter of Daniel and Lydia iPabo.Hei 

Circneli : (second) F'riscilla . James 

W. r.rooks is a descendanr from fohn 

Alden and Priscilla MuUins through the first 
marriage of this Joseph Clark. 

(\') Joseph (2). son of Jtjseph ( Ci and 
L\clia (Grenell) Clark, marriL-d Paruell i Siiip- 
niati : 1. 

fV'I) Reuben, son of Joseph (2) and Par- 
nell (.Shipman?) Clark, served in the revidu- 
tionary war, ranking as ensign. He married 
(first) Elizabeth Trubv, (second) Prudence 

(VII) Joseph (3), son of Reuben and Eliz- 
abeth (Truby) Clark, was too young to enlist, 
and entered the army with his father Reuben 
as his servant : later he enlisted and served to 
the end of the war. He married Ami South- 

(\'III) Xancy A., dangliter of Joseiili and 
Ann (Southworth) Clark, married Xathan 
Brooks (see Brooks II). 

(IX) Zerah Clark Brooks, son of Xathan 
and Xancy A. (Clark) Brooks, mairied Susan 
Cecelia Griffin (see lirooks III). 

(X) James Weston Brooks, so-u of Zerah 
C. and Susan C. (Griffin) Broijks, m.-nried 
Sarah Esther Piatt (see BrLwks I\"). 

(The Rossiter Line). 

(I) Edward Rossiter came from EnL;land 
to the Massachusetts Bay (Zolonv in :''30, 
with Rev. Jtjhn Warcham, and .settled, at 
Dorchester, Massachusetts. He hsd luimer- 
ous descendants. 

(II) Bryan, son of Edward Rossiter. came 
to Connecticut m 1036, with others forming 
the Connecticut Colony. He became a dis- 
tinguished ph_\sician. and was prominent in 
public affairs. He removed from \\'indsor, 
Connecticut, to Guilford. Connecticut, about 

(III) Josiah. son of Bryan Rossiter, was 
much engaged in public .affairs, and was a 
member of the Upper House of Assembly 
1700-1711. He married Sarah, daughter of 
IIi',n. .Samuel Sherman, of Woodlnirv. Con- 

(I\') Josiah !2). son of Josiah ii> and 
Sarah (Slierman) Rossiter, marrieu Yinry 

(\ ) John, son of Josiah (21 and Mary 
(Hill) Rossiter. married Jemima Bri-t'^il. 

(\'I) John (2K son of John f i ) aivl Je- 
mima (Bristol) Rossiter. married Submit 

I \'H) David, son of John (2) Posiitcr and 
Submit (\\'right) fvosiiter. married Ai)igail 

(\III) Jemima. dau!::"hter of Dav-ii and 
.Xhiurail f BucH) Rossiter married James 
?\"eedham Griffin. 

( IX) Susan Cecelia Griffin, dau-htcr of 

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la.nic? X. and Jemima ( Roisiter) Griffin. 
iiKirried Zorali Clark Brooks. 

(X) James Weston Brooks, son of Zerali 
C\ and Silvan C (Griffin i Bro-VKS, married 
Sarah E>ther Piatt (see Brooks I\). 

(Ill) Theopliilus Munson, 
.MUXSOX son of Samuel Munson (q.v. ), 
was born September lo, 1675. 
died Xovember 28. 1747. He lived in Xew 
Haven, where he was a very prosperous and 
jirominent citizen. For forty-five years he 
lived at the southwest corner of College and 
Wall streets, where President Dwight ni)W 
lives. His name appear> continually in tlie 
.\"e\v Haven records, and during" his entire 
life he served the town in various official ca- 
pacities. By trade he was a locksmith or 
blacksmith, and also an extensive dealer in 
real estate. April 29, 1701. he took the free- 
man's oath, and in 1703, his name was on the 
list of freemen in Xew Haven. In December, 
1705. he was chosen lister for the first time, a 
position to w liich he was elected several tiTiies 
later. December 2(1, i70(j. he wa;. made town 
treasurer. December 25, 17 10, he was first 
elected sealer of weights and measures, a pci- 
sition which he continued to hold for thirty- 
t'i\e consecutive years. In 1712-13-14- 15-16- 
17. he was selectman; in 1718-19-20. deputy 
to the general court. April 3. 1719, he was 
admitted, with his wife, to communion of the 
First Church. March 16. 1720, he contrib- 
uted one acre of land for the benefit oi Vale 
College. February 19. 1722, he bought the 
ancestral home on Grove street. In 1722 and 
1 73 1 he was chosen tythingman. In 1725 he 
was one of a committee to treat with the In- 
dians concerning the purchase of land. He 
was chosen a trustee of the Hopkins Gram- 
mar School in 1742, and served until his death 
in 1747. He was also prominent in the mili- 
tary affairs of the colony: sergeant in 1712: 
ensign in 1726. and captain in 1731. Early in 
hl^ career, i6X'. he was granted land, and 
from tlien on was continually buying, selling 
or exchanging land. 

He married Esther, daughter of Jolm Mi-x 
'T Meeks. She died September 16. 1746, 
aged sixty-eight years. Her father was tlie 
^on of Thomas and Rebecca ( Turner i .Meeks. 
the latter a daughter of Captain Xathaniel 
Turner. Theopliilu> Munson died Xovember 
-^. 1747. His will was dated March 29. 
•74''. and proved December 2S. 1747. The 
nv.entory of his e-tate was large, amour.ting 
to seven thoiwaiui rwo hundred and fifty- four 
f"Urids nineti-CTi shillings, si.x pence. Chil- 
dren horn in Xew Haven : Elizabeth. Sep- 
tember 26. i6<,i7, married Rev. BMchardson 

Miner; Esther, Xovember 8. if;t/;: Israel. De- 
cember XI, 1701 ; Martha, .\ugust 8, 1704; 
Daniel, January 12, 170S-00. mentioned be- 
low; Benjamin, March 28, 1711; Tb.c'.phi'.us, 
June 2^, 1713; James. October i, 1715; -\nn, 
January 4, 1717-18; S\-bil, Alarcli 22. 1719- 
20: Lois, June 7, 1722. 

( I\' I Daniel, son of Theopliilus Muiison, 
was burn January 12, ijoS-ckj. in Xew Haven, 
and was the first of the American Munsons to 
become a physician. He graduated from Vale 
College in 1726, and received the degree of 
A. M. in 1729. His father's will says: "Dan- 
iells Education & what he has Since Received 
of me is to be accountefl ei.|ual to what I have 
given m\- two Si:»ns Bcni-'imin & Theophilus 
by Deed.'" 

Mr. 3.Iunson was rector of the Hopkins 
Grammar School in 1729-30. Pie li'/ed in 
Xew Haven until 1740. and in 173O was wit- 
ness to a conveyance b}- his father, which is 
recorded in that year. April 9. 1740, he bought 
m Stratford, Co:inecticut. two acres right of 
commonage. He became a member of Christ 
Church. Stratford. February 5. 1744. He 
married. April 2J. 1730. Mar}-, daughter ol 
Joseph and Sarah Gorham. of .Stranord. She 
was born in Varmoulh, Maine, and after the 
death of her first husliand, married ( second '■ 
Xovember, 1747. Benjamin Arnold. tier 
fathe"- was the son of James Gorhar.i. born 
April 2. 1650. the fourtli I'f eleven children 
of Captain John ijorham, who commanded tiie 
iJarnstable company in the great Swamp figlir. 
December IQ, 1675, '^'^ Xarragansett. In uiiis 
right, Captain John Gorham contracted dis- 
ease from cold and exposure and died :ii 
Swansea, I-'ebruary 5. 1676. He came to Fh'- 
moutli. m I'UJ. friim Benefield. Fngiand. 
where he was baptized January 28, 1021. He 
was deputy from Varmouth. He married 
sire. daughter of John Flow land, who came 
over on the "■Alayfiower." and married whi'e 
on board. Elizabeth, daughter t)f Johti and 
Bridget ( \'an der \'elde ) Tilley. both ■"May- 
fiovcr" pilgrims, and the last of the name 
John Flowland, father of Desire, was born 
1593. died Februar_\- 23.- 1673, and wa< the 
son of John Howland,. of Xewport. Essex, 
England. Tlie hitter was the son of John 
Howland. of Londori. liaptized .\ugast 11, 
1541. and his wife Emma, daughter '<i Xicli- 
i_>las Revell. John Hmvland. of L(-nKl':in. .vas 
tlie son of Joh.n and .\nne ( Greeiiwa_\ ) How- 
land, and John was the son of John Howlaml, 
citizen and Salter, London, making five gen- 
erations of the name, including the Pilgrim. 
Daniel Munson died June 21. 1746. Children: 
Kirk, baptized i. 1731, as Joseph Kiri: 
Munson: George. July 21. 1740. Stratford; 



Sarah, Xovember 21, 1742, Stratford: Daniel, 
April 4, 1745. Stratford. 

(V) Kirk, son of Daniel Munscir.. \\a> bap- 
tized .\ugust I, 173 r, in New tlawn. juid 
married Margaret C., dauslitcr of Elilui L'ha- 
pin. who was the mhi of Japhet I'liapin. Uie 
latter was born in Roxbury, Massachu--etts, 
October 15, 1642. His father came frtim Kng'- 
land, 1638. and removed to Springfield, [O42. 
Kirk Munson lived in Huntington, Connecti- 
cut. His name was originally Joseph kirk. 
and his son. originally named Joseph, added 
Kirk on removing to Xew Haven, u here there 
was already a Joseph. Children: Anne, luq)- 
tized July 16. 1758. Stratfurd: Sarah, baptized 
October 5, 1760, Stratford; Polly, married 

George Clark : Katy, married • Hollis- 

ter, of Farmington : Juseph (Kirk), men- 
tioned below. 

(\^I) Joseph (Kirk), son of Kirk Munscin. 
was born August 13, 1765. ile married, Jan- 
uary I, 178(3, Lucinda, daughter of John and 
Frances (Plum) Sears, of AJilford. John 
Sears was the son of John and Elizabeth 
(Moore) Sears. Frances was daughter of 
Joseph and Elizabeth (Bailey) Plumb. Her 
father. Joseph Plumb, was the sc>n of John 
and Elizabeth (Norton) PUime, .sop of Robert 
and !\Iary t F>alduin ) P'ume, son of John and 
Dorothy Plume, son of Robert and C.race 
( Crackbone ) Flume, son of Robert and Eliza- 
beth fPursas") Ph.ime, son of John and Eliza- 
beth iMume. Joseph (Kirk) ^lunson was by 
trade a shoemaker and a farmer. He was a 
Consjregationalist in religion. He li\e:i in 
Milford ar.d New Flaxen. Connecticut. .\t 
the age of thirteen, he i.-- describ.ed as a druiii- 
mcr in Ca(itain Josepii Firdley's company, in 
Colonel Whiting's regiment, five days in serv- 
ice. July 4, 1771';. This was at the time of the 
Xew Havet! in\asion. .\ccording to oiM: au- 
thority, he had served pre\ii iusl\-. Octoi^er 3- 
27- ^777- H*^ '^■^''i'^ living in Milford. in 179^, 
and in tliat year. October 30. bought a piece 
of land. In 1S02. he s<.->ld land at "Stubing 
Plains." According to the records of tlie 
Second Church. 3dilford. the covenant was 
propounded to Jo':enh Munson and his wife 
"?^Iarch 2^. ijf.S. and lat^/r the church y^drd 
them a letter of recommendation to ihe ti:'st 
church in Xew Ha\'en." He \va^ a re-i<lent 
of Xew Haven. July i. 1811S. In 1812 he pr,r- 
ch.ased a lot with a dwelling-ln ..u-e r.n it. 
where he lived until 1822, when he -'Ad the 
dwelling-house. In 1824 he sold tlie remain- 
der of this propert}'. and prob.-il^ly went to 
live on land which he had purchased for a 
farm in 1821. It is supposed that he followed 
his tradie of shoemaker until ahrait this tnne. 
Durinc."- tlie ner't ten -r twelve \e;ir.^, he -cem-^ 

to have engaged' e:<tensively in the buying a:id 
selling of land, rfe and his wife we'-e atlniit- 
ted to membership in the Xorth Church m 
\pril. J 810. In Xoven.iber. 1823, he was 
chosen pound- keeper. He died January 15. 
1841, and his wife February 21, 1848. His 
will was dated January 14. 1841, and >i^ned 
by a mark, "On account of bodily suffering." 
The total \aluc of his real estate wa~. 84,335. 
Children: Margaret, born Xovember 10. 
1787: Francis Plum, January 5, 1700: Charle-. 
February 14. 1792, mentioned Ixk'w: Han- 
nah. July 17. 1794; Phebe, DecemUer 15. 
170'): Alary. February 7, 1791;: Lucindr. July 
20. 1802; Lieorge, I''ebruary n. i8t:)4: Eliiu: 
Chapin. March 7, 1807. 

I VII ) Charles, son of Joseph 1 Kiri< ) Mun- 
son. was born February 14, 1792, died June 0. 
1879. He ser\ed in the state militia in tlie wa:- 
of 1812. under Captain Joseph A. Pi-hop. He 
re^^ided in Xew Haven, but for a time was in 
tlie retail shoe business in Xewbern. Xorth 
Carolina, in partnership with He 
also resided in W'oodbridge. Connecticut, 
where he was highway surveyor in 1832-45- 
^.j : grand juror in i835-3('). He and liis \-ife 
were members of tlie Congregational cliurcli. 
He married, April 11. 1815, Alabe: Eeacli. 
bi;irn .\ugust 2, 1792, daughter of Benaiali 
Peach. She died February 16. 1878. Chil- 
dren ; Charles Xewton. born April 30. 1816. 
at Xew Haven; Edwin P.each. Oct':'l:er 30. 
1817. mentioned below; Francis. July 25. 1824. 
died March 7, 1825; brands. Jul}- 15. 1827. at 

( \ HI) Fldwhi Beach, son of Charles Mun- 
s.-n. •was born at Woodbridge. L'ctober 3-3. 
1817. died August 15, 1879. He b'ecame an 
elector at Woodbridge in 1S40. He bec:ime 
associated \vith his ()rotlier-in-law. Hon. X. D. 
Sperry, and \\'iriis Smith, a; masons and 
builflcrs, and the firm lasted tliree years. For 
many years he was a railroad ontractor and 
he superintended tlie constructic'ti of the ma- 
sonry and purchase of materials for the Xew 
Haven. Xew Condon & Stoningion railr^.a". 
in 1857-59. President Giles, in a letter aliom 
this work, said of him : "He not i^nly ef|ualled. 
' ur expectations, but far exceeded tb.em in 
ability, energy and meciianical skill." Later 
Mr. I'Jmison liuilt the Derby raiir.iai!. He ije- 
came ?up'erinteiident of tlie Fair Ha\en ^S; 
\\'csivil!e hor-e rjiih.vay. His place oi re-i- 
dence was Xew Haven nnd in 1800 he -erved 
in the common council. On the break:!ic: oi\' 
''■i the civil war, lie rai-ed Coimpany K. Tent!'. 
Connecticut Regiment of X'oluntcer.-. and w:;- 
conimissioned capt.'iin, September 25. 18' ? 
He was mustered into the -vr\-ice. * )ctober 3. 
i8'"'i. ;!nd renianieil until I )ccein' <■:■ 14 ic:I!ir,v- 

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in.u', when he resigned. Captain ilunson was 
a man of tine and imposing appearance and 
cummanded the respect and esteem of hi- 
t,A\nsnicn and all others wlio knew him. 

He married, June 3, 1S41, Amelia Cather- 
ine Sperry, of Woodbridge, born June 13, 
1S22, daughter of W'yllis and Catherine 
(Kanisdell) Sperry. Children: i. Albert Le- 
roy. born March 24, 1842, connected with the 
National Folding L'o.x and Paper Company of 
New York City ; was second lieutenant in the 
Fifth New York Artdlery in the civil war, 
March 5, 1862. tirst lieutenant, December, 
1862, and captain. March 15, 1865, and brevet- 
lieutenant colonel: married, April 4, iHji, 
Lizzie Z^Iineur, born in Copenhagen. Den- 
mark, daughter of Henry Mineur. 2. Henry 
Theodore, born March 2(5, 1844, lawyer of 
New York City: was clerk in tlie New Haven 
postoffice, then in the patent office at \^'a^h- 
ington and became principal examiner, resign- 
ing in July, 1875, to engage in the practice of 
law in New York City; married, December 26, 
1876. Nellie Sarah Porter, born October i, 

1856. at Grand Rapids, 2\lichigan, daugiiter 
of Lewis and Hannah (Gregory) Porter. 3. 
^lary Gertrude, April 18, 1846, married, 
June 20. 1867, Richard Henry Greene, a law- 
yer of Nevv York City. 4. Kate Amelia, b.ijrn 
.\ugust 15, 184Q, in New Haven, married, 
September 7, 1869, Louis Hartraan, Todd, 
born September 14. 1839, son of James Laur- 
ence and Louisa Marietta ( Hartman ) Todd. 
5. Sarah Augusta. April 18, 1852. married, 
March 21, 1882. Albert T. Canilee. ijf New 
Haven. 6. Edward Denjaniin. June 12. 1S54, 
mentioned below. 7. Harvey Sperry, March 
3, 1857, associated with his brother, Edward 
B., in the manufacture of patented pa])er 
boxes: has taken liut numerous patents on de- 
vices Used in the business , secretar\ of the 
National Folding Box and Paper Compaii)- ; 
married, February it, 1886. Grace Louise 
Catlin : child, 3iIarion Catlin, born Augu-t 3, 

1857. S. Harriet Eliza, March n'l. i8vv 0. 
Emma ^label. March 2^. 1864, died August 2, 

( IN) Edward Eeniamin, ■^i^n of Edwin 
Beach 2\Iunson. was born in New Haven, 
June 12, 1854, on what is now the northeast 
corner of George and \\'e-t >tre<-ts. In tbn'se 
days that was a farming secti^in and the (jiily 
'■'■ad leadi:ig toward the cit\ was Chapel 
-treet. He attenile<l the old U'elister school 
and fn,tu tliere went to the r.ld Hillhouse high 
school, the liu-ilding of which daring the pe- 
iio(! of liis attendance was deniolislied and th.e 
construction of the present building begun. 
School was held in the old state house during 
the progress of the improvements. He left in 

his sophomore year to I)egin liis business ca- 
reer. As a bo\' he was ambitious and .-oon 
pro\cd his business ability. He was carrier 
for the .\ cti.' Ha7cn Courier when a }oung 
boy and later for the A r:^' Haven Palladium 
and he u^ed to deliver papers at the factory on 
the corner of Williams and Bradley sticets, 
among others, and this property afterwards 
was owned by himself and brother. ]\Ian>; of 
his boxhood friends became prominent l'U>i- 
ness men and distinguished in public life. A 
souvenir of that period of his life, something 
he prizes very highly, is a photograph of a 
baseball team of which he was a member and 
of which others also rose to positions of prom- 
inence in professional and business life. .\.t 
the age of fifteen he was an errand boy in the 
store of Bradley and Pratt on the soutliwest 
corner of State and Chapel streets. ITijm 
there he went to the firm of Kimberl_\- & 
Candee in the same line of hiuiness. The 
firm failed and instead of continuing in 
business he refused a position and engaged 
with his brother, Harvey S. ]\iunson, in the 
business of office stationery and supplies. The 
business was successful. Early in 1S74 tlie 
young firm secured the New Englan.d rijlits 
to manufacture folding paper -uc>xes from f. 
B. Osborn, of Newark, New Jersex . The 
very first order was for fifty thousand boxes 
for C. Cowles & Company, of New Haven, 
and tlie manufacturer could not fill the order, 
for want of facilities. The firm .soon in:,talled 
machinery to make the goods, and in 1S75 the 
firm of Munson & Company establisiied. 
The first location was on the top tloor of a 
building on Artisan street, t!::; 40x50 r.iotn 
serving as factory and office. ALany di.fficul- 
ties due to the infancy of the industry and 
lack of capital were overcome, and in two 
years larger quarters were required and they 
toi'k tlie whole of the top floor of the 
building. Later, the floor beneath was added, 
but it was not until 1S7S that the busi- 
ness was really prosperous. Costly pat- 
ents had been bought and the product had 
been introduced to the trade, however. In 
1871 ). :i die \\-as perfected for the business, the 
etViciency of which was proved hx the fact 
th:it it lias since l>een in a!nio>t ani\ersal 'I'-e 
without improvements. In i88i larger quar- 
ters were again needed and the propert^• at 
the corner of Bradlev and Williams streets, 
the i.>ld plant of the New Haven Organ Com- 
pany, was purchased b\- the finu. In 18SS 
another building was erected on this site, jox 
50. five stories high, and a structure connect- 
ing with the original building, which was 33.x 
90 feet, and also fi\'e stories in height. Their 
boxes found a readv market and from time to 

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time new inve!Ui(.>ns were ajiplicil to increas- 
ing the (irc.iiluct at ex[>cnse and in iin;iro\'- 
ing the .-tvie .-;]i.,l qiuilitv ot the j^. m..Js. In 
1S91 llie bu-;ne.--s 'vas consolidated with others 
ill the fomiati'.Mi r,i the Natiori?.! I'oUiing- Uux 
anil Paper Ciiin[ian_\. Tlie real estate was re- 
tained by .Mini>on & Coni|iany and is still 
owned by the firm. 

In February. i8y6, owing to internal dis- 
.sensions in the corporation, the Munson 
Brothers withdrew from the National Corn- 
pan)' and prepared to resume business. }vlun- 
son & Company was tiien mcorporated with 
Harvey S. Munson as president and Kdward 
N. Munson as secretary and treasurer. They 
started again in the same quarters where tlie 
business was fir>t established on Artisan 
street. The new company found plenty of 
business and grew rapidl}. In March. 1898. 
the present quarters on Clinton avende were 
bought and transformed into one of the most 
convenient and up-to-date plants in the busi- 
ness. Fri'in the outset the bu?iness w a- pros- 
perous. The tirm was peculiarly weil-tiited 
to meet competition and hold its share of busi- 
ness. The partners possessed a thorough 
knowledge of the manufacture and sale of 
their product, both business and mechanical 
ability of a high order. The business is iii^w 
conducted under the corpi^rate title ki The 
Munson Folding Box Company, with C. II. 
\\ ickham as president, E. P.. Mun>on as trea- 
surer and H. Benjamin ^lunson as secretary. 
The New York otiice is at 47 West Tliirt>- 
tourth street. Harvey Benjamin .Mun-on i> 
son of Edwart! P. Munson. The office and 
factory is at ;83 Clinton a\enue. He and 
two brother; fc.rmerly owned the Mun.-on To- 
bacco C(3mpun_\'. incorporated Augu.--t. i8')3. 
.to manufacture the Munson continuous cig- 
arette machine. 

Edward Benj?.min Alun-e^n is a prominent 
Free Mason, having taken the thirt\--eco!Ki 
degree, Scottish Rite Masonrw He is a mem- 
ber of W'ooster Lodi^e. of \>,v Haven; of 
Franklin Chapter, Royal Arcii Masons: or 
Harmon}' Council, Royal and Select Tvlasters : 
of New Haven Commandery, Knights Tenii'- 
lar, and the Lafayette Con-.istory. He is a 
Republican in politics and has served *uvo 
teritis in the common council of the cit\' ■of 
New Haven, representing the oightii war.'. 
He is a niemher of the Knights Templar Ciub 
of New Haven. He and liis familv atte'id 
the United Congre-jational Church of the Re- 
deemer. His r',>idence is at 120 Lexington 
street. New HH\er!. 

Fie niairied, February 24. 1871;. Josephine 
Etta, born Iu!\ 17,. i'A^f\ dauahter of O^car 
F). Lea-.enwor'h. of .\'ew Haven. Children ; 

I. llrace Amelia, born April 24, 1880, grailn- 
ate of Mrs. Cady s School, New Haven. 2. 
Maude Jo^epliine, N'ovemlier 22, 1881, gradu- 
ate of the same school. 3. Harvey Benj.tmin, 
December 20. 1884, associated in business 
with his father. 4. Ethel May. August 13. 
1S92. 5. Thornton Sperry, January i, 1S97. 

(II) John (2) Warner, eldest 
\\ARNER son of John (i-q.\'. ) and 

Anne (Norton) Warner, was 
born about 1645. ''i Hartford, or I'armington, 
probably the latter, and was reared in that 
town, appearing on the list of freemen in 16(10 
and the list of proprietors iii 1072, 
with his father. He also suljscribed 'lo the 
articles of 1674 and made an ePfori to secure 
his right in the "Waterbury estate." of wliich 
he was a pioneer. His name occur.-, in ail tl;e 
fence divisons and he is called "Senior" in die 
^^'atel'bul■y records. He had recorded there. 
February 19, 1703, one and a lialf acres of 
land on which his dwelling tiion -to..>tl. He 
called himself "of Farmington ' :n April, 1703. 
and again in 1700 In i;is vill. Iiowever, 
dated Farmington, December .2j. 1706, he 
speaks of himself as "of Waterbury." He 
died soon after the latter date, in his sjxty- 
third year, and the inventorv c>f iiis estate was 
made in March. 1707. His real estate and 
hi.imesteafl in Waterbury were ;:;i\er, to liis 
son John, and the latter witii Samuel P.ron- 
son, a son-in-law. \N'ere executors of the will. 
Children: i. John, born March i, 1670; v,'a,s 
a physician in Westbur\' mow Watertowni. 
and first deacon of the church there. 2. 
raim, mentioned belfiw. 3. Rir.bert settled in 
Woodbury, died 1759. 4. Fbenczer. a plusi- 
cian, resitled in ^^'oodbury, where he died, 
1789, His grandson. Colonel Seth Warner, ar- 
rived with fixe hundred fresh troops at a crit- 
ical moment in the revolutionarv battle of 
l!enr.ingt(in, tinning threatened defeat into 
one of tlie notable victorie" of th.-it struggle. 
5. Lydia, baptized March 13, 16S0: married 
Samuel P>ronson. and received bv lier father's 
will his "beds, bedding and household stuft'."' 
< . Thomas, baptized Ma\' 6. 1(183. probaMv 
died before his father. 

(Ill) Doctor l-'.phraim, sec'iid .;on oi Jolm 
(2) Warner, wa.^ born in 1070, :\\kI died .\u- 
gust I, 1753. in his ei,u!n}--fo-.i:-rh xcnr. His 
first grant of land in \\aterbi;r>' was on the 
n orth.east corner ''<x V\'ill..)w and Grove streets, 
made January 2T. lOivj. 011 coiiilition that he 
■■shouli'l erect a hous.-.' and co-iniiabit it for four 
years." There he built his house and resided 
until iror. his next house being on a jjlnt ■■! 
forty -tw'-. and a half acres on Back's Hill. 
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otiier house and two lots of lan>l. He received 
hi> forty pound right Mareli i8, 1701, and 
s-oon after removed to \\ oudbury. In tlie latter 
tr.wn he was associated with his youni^er 
nroiher Kbentzer, who was also a physician. 
He continued practice there until April, 1714, 
when the tow 11 of W'aterhury passed the fol- 
lowing vote : "The town, to encourage Dr. 
Ephraim Warner to come and live with us, 
grant him the use of the school land for 
three years (only one-half the lot in Hancox's 
meadow is exempt this yearj. he to maintain 
the fence." They also voted him ten acres 
in the "sequester" on the condition that he re- 
main four years. He is not called docti_>r on 
the records until December. i70('>. and h.e 
probably removed to W'aterbury in response 
to the vote above quoted, being then called a 
practitioner. After his return to that town he 
became one of its notable men, bought and 
sold real estate to a large extent, and was 
much engaged in public business. He appears 
to have settled on Buck's Hill with several of 
his sons, to whom he gave houses and lots. 
He served as townsman, school committee, 
town collector, deputy to the general court in 
May, 1717, May, 171C). Ma\- and October, 
1720, and May, 1722. As early as 1722 he 
was chosen caprain o'" ;he train band, being 
the second thus distinguished, and was mod- 
erator of the town meeting in 1730. His es- 
tate was first settled by agreement of the heirs, 
ratified by order of probate in 1762. ]Much of 
it had been given to his children during his 
lifetime. He mairied Esther, daughter of 
Ohadiah Richards, of W'aterbury. Ciiildren : 
I. Margaret, born February, 1693, died tiie 
following month. 2. Ephraim, October 21). 
1695. died when nine years old. 3. Benjamin, 
September 30, 1608: was a physican, called 
'"Dr. Ben" to distinguish him from his father. 
and died in 1772. 4. John, mentioned beiiiw. 
5. Ouadiah, T'ebruary 24. ^703. f-.-j. Ebene- 
zcr and Esther, mentioned in probate records. 
{IV) Captain John (3), third son of Dr. 
Ephraim and E-ther ( Richarr's ) Warner, was 
born Juiie 24. 1700, baptized in Woodbury, 
^!av 23, 1703, and died at Plymouth. Con- 
necticut. September 7. I7")4 in liis ni!ict\ -fifth 
year. He captain of the triin band., dea- 
•X'H of the First Church, and wa- one of tiie 
first settlers of Xorthbury (no',',' riymouth>. 
Connecticf.t. The proprietors grafted him 
one half of a bachelor lot, which was thr 
fourth property lot. November 28, 1722. His 
tather, with whom he then lived, gave him 
twenty acres of land and a house on Buck's 
''in v.nlued at "60 pounds money." in Deceni- 
''<r, 1724. He married (first 1 December 17, 
'7-4. Esther, daughter of David Scott. She 

died I'ebruary ]8, 1727, and he married ( -ec- 
iiiidi Lictober 3. 172S, ]^lary. dau;;!rier of 
TliMiiias Mickiix. Tb.ere wa^ n. • -ar\'\ir;;; i,^- 
sue of the fir^t marriage. L'nildren •>! seci.ind 
wife: Esther, September n. 17211, died 
.Xdvemljer 4, '1730: l'hei)e, born Januars' 8, 
1731-32: .\iini-e. January 13. 1734-35: JaiVies. 
December i i, 1737; .Mar\, ( )cti.iber 0. 1742. 
died .\pril 21, 1745: Elijah, born r^larch 21. 
1745-4(1. Jrihn. mentioned beli:>w. 

( \' I Ji:ihn (41, youngest child of Captain 
John (31 and .Mary (Hickox) Warner, was 
l»irn (Jctcjlier 14, 1749. in Plymouth, and died 
June 10, 1822. in his seventy-fourth }ear. He 
married. Xcivemlier 8, 1770. -Viine. daughter 
nf Captain John Sutlilt, the second Pettier of 
the wilderness in the Xaugatuck \alley above 
\\'aterbiir_\-, and the first in his immediaie vi- 
cinity. Children: Chloe. born 2*Iay to, 1773: 
^ilartha. January 24, 1775: Eliel. C'Ctobcr 28. 
1776: .\arcin, ^larch (>, 1779: Randal, men- 
tinned belc>w : Abijah, bebruarx- 10. 1784; Da- 
vid, -April 19, 1786. 

(\T) Randal, third son of John (4') and 
.\nne i.Sutlifi"'* Warner, was born .Septem- 
ber 28. 1 78 1, in Plymoutli, and died Xovem- 
ber 2':>. 1S53, in his seventy-third vear. In 
I Si 5 he removeil to Plymouth PIollow ( now 
ihomajtijii I and built the hou-c now stand- 
ing on what i> commonly known as "War- 
ner's Ciirner." at the junction of the Water- 
bury and Litchfield and Watertown roads, one 
mile below the village of ^homa^t^.in. He 
owned and ctiltivateti a large ]iart i<f the es- 
tate of hi?; grandfather. Captain Ji>hn Sut- 
lifl-', and was one C'f the most promintnt and 
extensive farmers in the countv. For fifcv- 
six \ears after his death the homestead v,a.s 
owned and occupied by his ~oii. Frederick 
Eliel \\'arner. for many years .first ^eiectman 
C'f the tow,-n and one of its leading" citizen-?. 
He now re.-ides in X'ew York, and iht- hi.inie- 
.-.tead is cjwned and occupied bv Ra:K;a! War- 
ner's grandson. Dr. Florace Steley Warner. 
Randal Warner married ('first! November 24, 
1S03. Ruth Atwater, wlio died X'ovember 
14. 1815; ( scconcD February 5. 1817, Electa, 
daiighter of Jonathan ?*[arsii of ^Vinchester, 
Connecticut ! see .Mar-h V i . Children of first 
wife: Merritt. b'Tii Xic.ember Jn, i.>n4. died 
iSoi'^: Merritt, born 1807, d'.ed i860: Ranrlai 
-\.. Xovember 8. 1815. died December 21, 
:855. Cb.ildren of second wife: Ruth \iin. 
hor;! December 17. 1817. died June O. 1823 ; 
Jonathan. .Alay 8. 1820. died February 20. 
1821: J(jnathan Marsh, mentioned below; 
Ruth .\nn. .Ma\ 13. 182.1. died AnguH 0. 
!iX')5: Frederick Eliel, .March 7. 1820 i lixing 
.\pn!. u;Mi; I [orace .May 2:, 1832, died 
January 0. 1848. 

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\\'arner and t'nnd child oi his sccoml wife, 
Electa Marsh, was horn .\])ri! 23, 182J, in 
Plvniontli, and in earlv life was a carpenter 
and builder, dewtin^;' nianv year:- • > clock- 
makinu;', but most (if his life was devoted to 
agriculture. He was town clerk and chair- 
man of the school hoard, and for many years 
was connected with the cli'>ir of the hirst 
Congretjational Church, of which church he 
was a member m<ire than >ixty years. In 
1852 he built his hijme cai the U'aterbury 
road in Plymouth Hollow . iin land given him 
by his father, adjoining the latter's e-tate on 
the site where his great-L^randfather Captain 
John SutlifT built his lionse. Tiie original 
well dug about 1730. sixty-fixe >ears before 
the incorporation of the ti.iwn of Flyninuth. 
remains, the oldest and still the be<t well in 
the locality. Jonathan M. Warner moved into 
his house in Xovcmber, 185-'. and lived there 
until his death. January i},. loii, in his 
eighty-ninth year. The "'Old Red House" 
stood about ten feet north of the house now 
in use on the propcrtv, being removed soon 
after the latter was built in 185-'. He mar- 
ried. June 2. 1S51, Emily \ irginia Seeley, 
born February zy. 1828. dauglitcr c)f Dr. 
Lloyd and Elizabeth ( Staples) Seeley. of Eas- 
ton (see Seeley IX). Children: i. Ada 
Louise, born April i. 1S52: married Uecem- 
ber 2CJ. 1S79. .Toseph Frederick Klein, then 
assistant professor at Yale L"ni\"ersity, and 
now [jrofessor of mechanical engineering,' .and 
dean of the faculty of Lehigh L'niversity. 2. 
Horace Seeley. tnentioned below. ;■?. Florence 
Electa. December 7, 1859: now occupies the 
homestead known as "The Pines." on the site 
of the first house built in that section of tlie 
Natigatuck \'alley by her great-great-grand- 
father. Captain John Sutlitt. 4. .\rthur LIo\d, 
January 19, 1S63 ; now superintendent ot the 
extensive machinery factory of A\'illiams, 
Wb.ite & Company, on rhe banks of the Mis- 
sissippi river, at }vli)linc. Illir:0!5. 

(\'H1/ Dr. Horace Seeley Warner, elder 
son c.f J M'.atlian M. \\'arner. was born J.uui- 
ary 21. 1858, at Thomaston, then Plymouth 
Hollow. He attended the public schools of 
Thonia>ton. and entered Williams CoUcire, 
from which he was graduate'! witli tlie (lei;ree 
of ]'.. A. in the class ^ f 188 1. He studied 
his profession at the College of Phvsicians 
and Stn-geons of Xew Yc.rlc. where he w'as 
graduated with the decree of M. D. in 1884. 
On September 23, i88j. he married Carrie 
Stuart Crosby, b'M"n in Danbury, Connecti- 
cut, March 14, 1856. daughter of George 
Crosby, C'f New ^'ijik. arid Caroline Bircliard, 
of Dan.burv, Connecticut. Dr. Warner was 

connected with the .\'e\'. ^'rjrk Cit} Hospital 
for one year and the }\'ist ("iraduate Medical 
School and Hc>s[utai f(;ir another year. He 
began to [iractice niedicin.e at':i, 
Connecticut. After tw.> years there an.! two 
years at CoUinsville. Connecticut, iit reiri.ived 
to .Atlanta, Georgia, on accoimt 'if tin- ;il 
health of his wife. After practicing f"r two 
years in Atlanta he went t'j Waterbury. (. lai- 
nccticut, for a year. Since tlien he iia- i'ved 
and practiced in Brooklyn, Xew York, and 
also has an office at 220 Broadwav. Xew \ ork 
City. Dr. Warner is a member of the Kjn'.:;s 
County Medical Society, the Xew York .State 
Medical Societ_\' and the American ?vledicai 
Association. In politics he is a Republican. 
Dr. and Mrs. Warner ha\e child. John 
I'.irchard A\'arner. 

(IX) Job.n Bircliard \\'arner. scii; oi Dr. 
blorace Seeley and Carrie Stuart i Crosby) 
Warner, was born in Thomaston, Ci'innecticut, 
July 6. 1886. Pie attended the public schools 
of Brooklyn, and the Polvteclinic Preparatory 
School of Brooklyn, Xew York, graduating 
from the latter in loor'i. In 1910 he gradu- 
ated from Amherst College with the degree 
of B. A., ciiii: Iaiiil'_\ niui is now a law -in- 
dent at Columbia University. 

(Tl;e Seeley Line). 

(I\') Xathaniel (3,1, eldest clii'il of Xa- 
tbanitl (2) Seeley ( q. v.), and Hanuali 
(Cidell) Seeley, resi'icd in t-'airtield. 

( \' I Xathaniel (4). son oi Xathaniel 1 ,Ci 
Seeley, was born 1701, and married. Elizabeth 

( \T I Xathaniel (51. son of Xathanie! ;4) 
and Elizabeth ijacksi-in'i Seeley, \vas b'-.rn in 
i72r), and died in 1810. He married Rebecca 

lA'Il) Ebenezer. -"ii ...f Xathaniel (51 and 
Re!')':cca 1 Hubbei' ) ^eele}'. was br:irri January, 
171')!. and reside'! in Eanon. Connecticut, 
Vvlicre lie dic'l May 2r, 1842. He married 
.\nna Coley, born 171 2. die.l .ViTil 14. 1813. 
in the tifty-first year of !ier age. Clii'.dren: 
I'ri. Elienezer. James. Ll'vyd. .\rt!ien,". Eu- 
nice, Horatio X'., PIvilaiidei lb 'race an.i 

'\"HI) Dr I.lovd Seeley, i.nirth ^on oi 
El:enezcr and .\nna (Colcv-) Soe!e\ . was born 
Sei'temljer 2}. 1796. in Flanon. and dietl in 
Georgetown. Connecticut. July 18, 18-0. He 
entered Yale College. Init did m^t gra.hiate. 
He receiver! ,1 letter of reconimend.ation from 
the Yale Medical Scho.jl in 1S20. having stud- 
ied one year and "equipped liin.iself creilit- 
al)l\-." and the faculty "rec'^^mmcided him to 
the confidence of the public." He was an 
accomplished scholar and Latin student, a 


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im-i!ioal writt-r, anil became une oi the most 
>iKL-C'ot'ul and nulcil iih\>ijian> m the state. 
lie \sa-. the author ot a See)e\ tjcnealoiry 
which was not puhHshed, an.; w hu>e manu- 
script ilisapi)carecl after his death, lie \uar- 
ricd Ehzabcth Staples, born March 15. 1796, 
at Easton, died May 13, 1S74. Children: 
Elizabeth. Horatio Nelson. Emily \'irL;inia, 
Jane, fames and 3.1ary Louise. 

(IX) Emily \iryinia, second daui^hter of 
Dr. Lloyd and Eliza (Staples) Seelew was 
born l-'ebruary 27. 182S, in Easton. She was 
educated in the best private schools of that 
dav, and was a brilliant conversationalist and 
a gifted writer of poetrv and prose, ."^he mar- 
ried. June 2. 1851. Jonathan ]\larsh Warner 
of Thomaston. Connecticut i see Warner 
\TI). Eor nearly sixty }-ears she occuiiied her 
home "The Pines" at Thomaston. nr.ted for 
its hosi'itality. in a beautiful section of the 
Naugatuck valley. She died June 30. 1909, 
in the eighty-second year of her age, idolized 
by husband and children. 

(The Marsh Line). 

(Ill) Captain Jonathan !\iarsh. son of John 
(2) Marsh ( q. v.), v»-as born August 7. 16SS, 
in Hartford, and was second on the list of the 
early settlers of New Llartford. Connecticut, 
being" one of its hr-t three selectmen. He 
went there to expli.ire in 1733 and removed 
with his famil\- in 1736. settling on a hill 
'"where he had a splendid view of hills and 
valleys," and died in 1783. He married i first) 
probably in 1714, Elizabeth, daughter of Cap- 
tain Joseph Wadsworth. of Charter Oak fame. 
Her brother. Jonathan ^^'adswo^th. had prev- 
iously married Jonathan TJarsh's sister Llep- 
zibah, and from this marriage through Sam- 
uel, born 1716. ("lurdon. 174S, came Curdon's 
grandson, Gurdon Wadsworth Russell, yi. D., 
author of "L'p Neck," which vividly describes 
a part of Hartford, where manv of the ]NLtrsh 
and \\'adswortli name ha\e li\'ed. Captain 
■^larsh married (second) in 1723. Elizabeth, 
born December 26. 1704. in W indsor. dau;; li- 
ter of David and Lydia ( Marsh 1 Looniis. 
She survived her husband and returned to 
ILartford. where she lived twehe \'ears with 
her daughter Hannah, and died in 17<.,5. Chil- 
dren: Jonathan, menticnied below: Jo--eph. 
b<:>rn January iS. 1717; Elizabeth, baptized 
Fcbiuary 12. 1720-21 ; Sarah 1 or Sarai). bap- 
tized June 28. 1724: John, baptized Julv 2, 
"'■7-7 '■ Job. baptized. March S. 172Q-30: Closes, 
born 1731: Eunice, born 1736; Lois, baptized 
October 28, 1742: Hannah, baptir.ed October 
16. 1716. 

''I\') Jonathin 12), eldest chii'l .-«f lona- 
tli'in (i^ and Elizabeth ('Wadsworth') ^Larsh. 

•was born in Hartluril, and baptize.! there 
yiay I, 1713. He bad ju^t alt:;'ned man's 
estate v.dien he removed with b.i-; 
to New Hartford, and wa-. there a fariiKr, 
wheelwright- and carpenter. He mcivried. 
April 4, 1745, Theodocia. daughter i,i I...ariC 
Kellogg, one of the earl_\' settler^ uf New 
Hartford. She reared a large famil\. wa- an 
expert weaver, and se\eral uf her d.iugluers 
did a large amount of wea\ing, a^ >b''Wii b}" 
an old account book still pre^er\ed. .^he (lied 
^larch 3, 1793, and was survixetl nearly -e\eu 
years by her husLiand. whei died January 12, 
1802. Children: Theodocia. born July 13, 
1747: Ruth, July 14, I7ai; Chi. >e. .Xovemljcr 
12. 1730: Mary, July 2J. 1734 ; Ji Jiialh m, nien- 
tioneil below. Elizabeth. (Vni'l)er 13, 1739; 
Aslibel, July 11, 17O2. 

( \' ) Jonathan (3). elder son of Jtjiiathan 
(2) and The(jd(:icia (Kellugg) Mar>li. was 
born March i. 1737. in New Hartf.^rd. aitd 
died there January 2j. 1838. P.y tratle he was 
a carpenter, and al.-(:» engaL;ed in farming in 
New ILartfofd. where lit i'.eld vari'.ais i>nblic 
ofrices. being selectman. c>ften representative, 
and a member of the convention of i8j8 wliich 
framed the present constitution of Coimecti- 
cut. He married, about L~79- D^nians Pit- 
kin, born OctL'ber 12. 173O, daughter of Ca- 
leli and Damaris (Porter) Piikiri. Ciiildren: 
Frederick, born September 18. 1780; W'yllys. 
September 23, 1782: Lucy. XlJ^■e:uIJer 20, 
1784; Electa, February 18. 1787, died July 7. 
1789: Electa, born .March 1. 1785; C}nthia, 
October 16. 1791: Lois. October 28. 1792; 
Jonathan, October 18, 1793. died February iS, 
1796; Jonathan Pitkin. February 13. lyos. 

( \'i) bllecta. third dauglucr i:if Junathan ^L 
and Damaris (Pitkin) }iLarsh. was Iv.rn 
;\Iarch I. 1789, near New Hartford, and ilied 
in Plymouth, February n. i8f^?. Site mar- 
ried. February 3, 1817, Randal Warner of 
Plvmouth (see Warner Vl). 

John Pr.j.ilxer. iinmigrart :\n- 
BROOKER center, i- first found in Cuil- 

ford. (Ji .nnecticiit. in i(.i':5, 
with his wife }iLiry. It i- probable that 'le 
v,-a^ in Boston some time before he came to 
Guilford, as he continued to transact bu-incss 
whh the leading men of that city until bis 
death. He is said to ha\e been of Fa^t (~iuil- 
f.nrd. and six of h's L-hildren .are recorded in 
Guilford but not the seventh. He bouc;ht land 
in Killingworth (now Clinton"), in 1708, -,vith 
"dwelling house, barn, orcltard and otlier priv- 
ileges." for one hundred pounds. He was a 
shipwright by trade. His will was dated 17.12, 
and his propertv. after all claints were paid, 
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children; nothing i^ Ict't to tlie. fifth -on, Kd- 
ward. or to hi^ two ilnnLihters. He united 
with the Old church in KiTiingworth in 1711. 
and his wife Mary in 1714. Children, ^ix 
born in Guilford: John. July 9, 1695; C)rton, 
January 2, i'hi8: Mar}-. July 5, 1699; Edward. 
January 7. 1701: Sarah, January I, 1703; 
Abraham, ^larch. 1705. mentioned below: Ja- 

(II) Abraham, son of John Hrooker, was 
born in Guilford. March. 1705. He married 
Alary . niarriai:;e recorded in Killing- 
worth. He remained iii East Guilford ( Mad- 
ison i. until 1735. when he settled in Killing- 
worth (now Clinton). He is called merchant 
in the deeds. He was taken suddenly ill and 
made his will, .\pril 10, 1739. proved April 
16. 1730. T'V his will he gave to his sons. 
Isaac and Abraham, one hundred pounds 
each: after providing for his widow he dis- 
tributed the remainder of his property equally 
among his two sons and three daughters. His 
estate, after jiaying his debts, amounted to one 
thousand se\cri hundred and eighty pounds, 
which was a large sum for those days. His 
widow married (second) 3.1atthew McCure. 
April 15. 1740. and they relinquished all prop- 
erty in favor of Abraha)n's children. Chil- 
dren: Isaac, born December 22, 1730; ?>Iar\-: 
Sibyl; Abraham, August 17, 1736, mentioned 
below: Elizabeth. October 7, 1738. 

(III) Abraham (2), son of Abraham (i) 
Brooker, was born August 17, 1736. He mar- 
ried Tamar }.Iurry. of Guilford, October 12, 
1757. His marria'.:e is recorded in Branford. 
where he was pn.iliably living at the time. His 
father died when he was three years old, and 
his mother and five children remained in Clin- 
ton for some }'ears. He sold land left him by 
his grandfather on Chestnut hill. IMay. 1759. 
He was in the revolution: term of ser\ ice 
from July 16 to December 18, 1775; Captain 
Edward Shipman's company, sixth of Sa>- 
brook, Colonel Charles Webb's, seventh regi- 
ment. He died in W'olcoltville. his wife in 
Branford. Children: John, born ?\Iarch 211. 
1759: Mary, l.'eceniher t8, 1760; Chloe. mar- 
ried John Scoville : Sally, married .\sher Sco- 
ville; Samuel. 1774. mentioned bel'iw; Folly, 

married Roberts ; Eliza, married AMl- 

liam Wilson. 

(IV) .^amuel. -on of .Abraham (2) 
Brooker. wa- born in 1774. in Killingwortli. 
died in Torrington. Connecticut, in i85('i. He 
came to the latter town when a >oung r.Kui. 
and married Mary Ci'Ok. of Harwinton, 
daughter of ( iliver Cook. He pllrcha^ed a 
farm, then lying in Litchfield, where he lived 
and died. He was a •successful farmer by oc- 
cupation. Hi- \\ife died in 1852. Children; 

Warren, July 2-. 17- — : Ku^^eIl. December 29. 
1802: Ursula, October 17, 1804: Mar\', July 
i(j, 1807, died July 2},. 1812; Lhester. .-Sep- 
tember 26, 1810: Samuel. .\.pril 13, 1813. 
mentioned below; 2\Iartin. .\pril 5. iSiO. 

K\ ) Samuel (2), son of Samuel ( i 1 
Brooker. was born in Torrington. April 13, 
1813, died there September 30, 189(3. He was 
a farmer b\- occupation. He was selectman, 
and representative to the state legislature. He 
married, Alay 10. 1834. Julia, born 1812. died 
1887, daughter of Samuel and Susan 1. Tay- 
lor ) Se\inour. Children; ^laria Lucretia. 
born April 2},. 1S35, deceased; .-Vlbert Freder- 
ick. March ID. 1837, mentioned below; Helen 
Eli,-:a, October 10. 1839; -^lary Jane. Sopteni- 
ber I. 1841, deceased: Frank Rus-elt, March 
31, 1843. >erved in civil war for three \ears; 
Alice Josephine, married James Doughty, of 
Torrington ; Arthur Seymour, February 3, 
1850, of Haddam, Connecticut: Ella Taylor, 
February 23, 1852, married Charles Brown, 
of Brooklyn, New- York, deceasetl. 

( \'I ) Alajor Albert Frederick Broi'kcr. son 
of Samuel (21 Brooker. was born at roning- 
ton, March 10, 1837, Fie attended tlie public 
-chools of his native town and the academy at 
Norfolk, Connecticut, when ^\'illiam B. Rice 
wa- princi]iai. He began his business career 
with the \\"aterbury Brass Companv. with 
which he remained two years. He returned 10 
Torrington to engage in the meat and jirovi- 
sion business and continued ni this line until 
the time of th.e ci\il war. He had enlisted at 
the age of eighteen in Company (t. Fourth 
Regiment. Connecticut Militia, and \vi.'\ won 
promotion through the various grades to th.e 
rank of first lieutenant, and as captain of t!;c 
company lived at Ansonia and w?s in C'vm- 
mand of the company for some time. He en- 
listed in .\pril. i86i, and was coniniissii'ned 
first lieutenant of Company I. Fourth Regi- 
nient ijf Connecticut A"olunteers. afterwards 
the I-"irst Connecticut Heavy .\rtillery. and 
was mustered into service at Flartford. May 
22. 1861. This re.giment is said to be the 
first to enlist for three years or u!itil the close 
of the war. For four years he wa- in active 
service, taking part in many severe engage- 
ments and acc|uitting himself with hon.-.r ard 
distinction. He assisted in tlie defense of 
Washington on t'le -outh side of the Potomac 
river, went through the Peninsular campaign, 
including the siege of Yorktown. the Seven 
Days fig-lit under McClellan and bore a prom- 
inent part in tiie battle of ^Malvern Hi'I. He 
was ct>mn;i--i''ned captain of Ccmnany B ot 
this regiment. Mav 20. i8^)2. His co;upany 
.'tnd Con-ipan\ '\\ were ordered to Fre>iericks- 
burg. \ irginia. in (jeneral Eurnside"s com- 

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niaiid, ami continued Kir a year and a iialf in 
the Army ox the Potomac, .\niong the riiany 
other engagement-^ in w l;ich he took part were 
the battles of Ch.ancellor-viUe and retcr^lnirg. 
He was promoted to tl.e rank of mainr. In 
JNlav, 18O4. the two batteries B and .\1 were 
ordered to Washington and there they juined 
the ten companies under General Abbott who 
fitted out the siege train and was ordered to 
report to Lieneral Henjamin F. I'.utler in the 
Army of tiie James, afterwards merged with 
the Army of the f'utomac. 

In May, 1865, iMajor Ilrooker resigned, and 
returning to Connecticut again engaged in the 
meat and provision luisines.-,. [it continued 
for two years, tlien he bought what was 
known as the Pine l'iro\e pre^perty ami cut 
the lumber, from which he built >cveral 
houses to rent, and was a pioneer in in\csting 
in houses to rent in this section. In Septem- 
ber. 1869, he accepted a positioti \vith the 
Coe Brass Manufacturing Compan}'. and was 
superintendent of that concern for nine years. 
Since then he has devoted his attention al- 
most exclusively to real estate. He is one of 
the largest owners of real estate in Torring- 
ton. He has al-o conducted a farm there. He 
has a very attractive residence which he built 
at Torringion in 1890, most admirably located 
with a fine view of the surrounding country. 
He has always taken a keen interest in local 
afi'airs. He has been selectman of the town 
and held other offices of trust. He is a sup- 
porter of tlie Congregational church, member 
of Seneca Lodge. Free and Accepted .^la^ons. 
of Torrington. since 1865. and of L. W. Steele 
Post. Xo. 34. Grand Army of the Republic- 
He married. December 10. 1875. Alice }.!.. 
born February 5, 1852. died February 10. 
!8g8. daughter Oi" W'ilHam and Mary 1 Todd ) 
Cooper. One child. Julia Edna, born Au'^ust 
6. 1876, married Dr. Au-rin C. Thonin-on. of 

The pedigree of this family 
ADAMS traces the ancestry, according to 

one account to .-Vp A-..lam, the 
father of John or Lord Ap Adam, who was 
called to Parliament by Edward I. as F.aron 
of the Realm. 1206-1307. and states that he 
came cut of the >rarches of Wales into De- 
vonshire. This statement has been discred- 
ited by genealogists, though proof of error 
seems as much uanti'.iij as pi'oof of correct- 
ne,=s. The lineage includes kintjs of Englanc! 
and France and goes back to Charlemagne. 

(^) Henry Adams, the inunigrant ancestor. 
torn in England, cnm.e from ISraintree. Eng- 
land, to r.raintree. ^\Ia.= sachusetts, about 1632- 
,?3- He was allotted fortv acres of iand for 

the ten persons of his family- Fcbruarv 24, 
1639-40. President John Adams, a descend- 
ant, believed that llenr\- Adams came from 
Devonshire, and erected a monument to him 
in the old burying ground at P.raintree. now 
Ouincy. with this inscription: "Tn memory of 
Henry Adams who took tlight from the Dra- 
gon persecution in Devonshire. England, and 
alighted with eight sons near Mount Wallas- 
ton. One of the sons returned to En,i,dand •. 
and after taking time to explore the countrv, 
four removed to }>Iedfield, and two to Chelms- 
ford. One only. Joseph, who lies here at his 
left hand, remained here — an original pro- 
prietor in the township of Braintree." The 
monument commemorates "the pietv, humil- 
ity, simplicity, prudence, patience, temper- 
ance, frugality, industry and perseverance of 
the Adams ancestors." President John 
Ouincy Adams, however, dissented from the 
conclusion of his father that Henry Adams 
was from Devonshire. Savage agrees with 
the }ounger Adams that the immigrant v.-as 
of Braintree. count} Essex, EnglaiK.'. and 
some of the sons from Chelmsford in that 
county. It is generall}- 1 elievcd that the wife 
of Henry Adams returned to England with 
the daughter Ursula, and died there. ITenry 
died at Braintree October 6. 1646. and wai 
buried on the 8th. In his will, p-oved June 8. 
1647. he mentions sons I^ter, John. Toseph. 
Edward. Samuel, and dauglucr Ursula. Chil- 
dren, all born in England : Lieutenant 
Henry. 1604. married Xovember t". 1643. ''■> 
Braintree, Elizabeth Paine, settled in r'-Ied- 
held : Lieutenant Thomas. 1616; Captain 
Samuel, 1617: Deacon Jonathan, 1610; Peter. 
1622; John, about 1624; Joseph. 1620: En- 
sign Edward, mentioned below. 

(IFi Ensign Edward Adams, son of Henry 
Adams, was born in 1630. in England, and 
came with his parents to Braintree. Massa- 
chusetts, in 16^2 or 1633. He married ('first'! 
1652. Lydia. daughter of Richard and A-jnes 
''BicknelFi RooVwood. She died March. 3. 
i6j6-~j. and he married ('second) ihj^. 
widow Abigail (Craft) Ruggles of Roxbury. 
Massachusetts, who died in 1707. He mar- 
ried ('thir.l ) January 6, 1700-10, Sarah Tav- 
l-'T. He -enled with tl'.ree -.' brotliers in 
IMedfield, rdas'^aciiusetts. He was ensign and 
selectman, and represente^I the town in the 
creneral coui-t, in r68Q-r)2 and 1702. Pie died 
X'ovember 12. 1716, in Medfield. "the last of 
the original settlers." Giildren. born in Med- 
field : Lyiiia. July 12, 1633 : Captain Jona- 
than. April 4. T''>^3 : John. February 18. 1C-7- 
58: Eiiashib, Februarv 18. 1^58-50. married 
a great-granddaughter of Tdiles Scandish ; 
.^arah. May 29. I'Vio: IJeutenant Tanic-s. Tan- 

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uary 4, 1661-62; Henry, mentioned below; 
Jvlehitable, March 30, 1665; Elisha. Aue:ust 
25. i(Ajb; Ed\\ai"d Jr., June j8, 1608; Lletiiia. 
April 12, 1670, died 1672; Betliia. /vugusr 18, 
1672, died }ouiiL,'; Abiii^ail, June 25, 1675, 
died young; ]vliriam, February 26, 1O76-77, 
died }oung. 

(IIIj Henry (2), son of Ensign Edward 
Adams, was born October 20, 1663, in Med- 
field, and married (tirstj December 10. 1691, 
Patience, daughter of Thomas and Mary 
(Wight) Ellis, ^he was born February 22. 
1668-69, ■I'ld died 1695. He married, 1697- 
1698, in Providence, Rlioile Inland, Ruth, sis- 
ter of Patience Ellis, born Urtuber 31, 1670. 
He married (third) Mrs. Haniiali Adams, at 
Canterbury, Connecticut. He removed lirst to 
Providence, where he married his second wife 
and had several children born. Thence he 
removed to Canterbury about 1706, where 
he spent the rest of his life. He died there 
June 28, 1749. His last wife. Hannah, died 
March 20, 1748-49. His will, made Septem- 
ber 10, 1748, proved July 21. 1749, be- 
queathed to his wife the goods she brought 
with her, for her three daughters ; names his 
three sons David. Solomon and Ebenezer, 
giving to the first mentioned £20 and to the 
other two £10 each. To his three daughters 
Hannah Burnap. Ruth Kingsley and Patience. 
he gave £400 in bills of credit. A residue 
of his property was to go to Henry and Jo- 
seph, and his son David and son-in-law Abra- 
ham Burnap were named as CKecutors. Chil- 
dren of first v.'ife, born in ^^ledfield ; David, 
September 3. 1692; Hannah, February 21, 
1693-94. Children of second wife, born in 
Providence: Solomon, April 23, 1699; Henry 
Jr.. October 14. 1700: Ruth. April in. 1702; 
Ebenezer and Patience f twins"), February 11, 
1704: Joseph. July 28. I7'^6. 

(IV) Ebenezer. son of Henry r2'! Adams, 
was born February 11, 1704, in Provicience, 
and married, October 11. 17^4, Elizabeth 
Sears. He settled in Becker, ?\[a=sachusetts. 
Children: Ebenezer Jr.. mentioned be'ow ; 
Barnabas, born March 12, 1749, in Canter- 

(V) Ebenezer ^2), son of Ebenezer '' I ) 
Adams, was born AuL:'u«t tq, 1746. in Can- 
terbury, and married. April 30. T770. Mary 
Carpenter, of Eecket. She was bom Tulv 9. 
1752: married I'second) Xo\'em.her 26. 1S12, 
Ephraim Gibbs. of Elandford, Massachusetts. 
She died Xo-,-ember 8. 1825. Ebenezer .Vdams 
settled in Becket. where he died April 19, 
1798. Durincr the revolution he was corporal 
in Captain William Watkins' company. Col- 
onel Beniamin Simon's Berksliire regiment; 
enlistei! December 16, 1776. served tw'o 

months and nine days ; was at Ticonderoga 
sick in camp February 25, 1777. In 3Iay, 
1782, he was allowed a bouiU}' for killrig a 
"woolf." Children, born in Becket: Elijah, 
March 27, 1773; Betsey, February 25, 1775; 
Ebenezer, January 3, 1777, died 1779; Ebene- 
zer, born July 2j, 17~[); Elisha, mentioned 
below; Barnabas. October 29, 1784; Origen, 
October 6, 1786; Mary, April or May 10. 
1790; Chester, June 6, 1792; John, May 7, 
1794: r-davia. May 20. 179(1. <iied 1799. 

(\T I Elisha, son of Eljenezer (21 Adams, 
was born September 7, 1781, in Becket, and 
married. October 2, 1806. Betse\' Hurd. born 
}ilarch 9. 17S4, died before 181.5. ^^ ^^'^^ '^ 
farmer and died ^^larch i, 1845. i'^ Becket. 
Children, born in Becket : William L.. Au- 
gust 19. 1807; Eliza, May 28, 1809; Elisha 
Hurd. December 29, 1811 : Stephen Lorenzo, 
November 11. 1813; Chester Adra^tis. men- 
tioned below; Minerva, Aui:;ust 19, iSiS: Eb- 
enezer, Tanuarv 11, 1822; Theresa. March 12, 
1828: Henry, 'October i, 1831. 

(VH) Chester Adrastis. son of Elislia 
Adams, was born !\[ay 11. 18; 6. in Becket, 
and married. April 27. 1840. Catherine Wood- 
v.'orth. of Suffield, Connecticut He died in 
Suftield. February 19, [866. Children, born 
in Suffield: Everett Hurd, April 7. 18.14, 
died r\Iay 22. 1844; Julia Sophia. September 
2. 1845. died October 3, 1845: Dr. Clinord 
Eurdett. mentioned below: Catherine Adeiia. 
jvlarch ID, 1S52; Dr. Marshal! Jewell. Xo- 
vember 6, 1864. 

(VIU) Dr. Clifford Eurdett Adams, son 
of Chester Adrastis .Vdann, was born Janu- 
ary 8, 1850, in Suffield. and married. Octo- 
ber 3. 1S71, Georgia M., daugb.ter of Thomas 
yi. Sheridan, of Thomipsonville, Connecticut. 
Giildren: i. Burdctte Sheridan. April 19. 
1S73. 2. Clara Belle, i-'ebruary 7. 187;. mar- 
ried. X'ovember, 1896. Wallace S. -\Iovle; 
children: Wallace Adams, Edgerton. Ekza- 
beth. 3. Cliftord Irving, March 9. 1878. died 
y.-<;;ns:. 4. Ivlatie Lucile. (.'ctoher 20. iSSo. 5. 
Georgia. July 20, 1882; died Julv 17. 1883. 
6. Ethel Marie. Ja;iuarv 10, i8.'^4: married 
Richard Simpson : children.: Plelen. Sl'dr'ey. 

flX"! Dr. Eurdett Sheridan Adams, son of 
Dr. Clifford Eurdett Adams, was born at 
Tariitville. Cdnntcticnt. .\pril TO, 1S73. He 
came to X'ev,- Haveri ivith his parents when 
he was a }-car old, and attended the public 
and high schools of that city. In 1804 he 
began to study his yirofession in the Hahne- 
mann ^Jedical College and Flospilal, of Phila- 
delphia, Penn=vlvania. and was graduated 
there in the class nf 1800 with the desjree of 
]\I. D.. PTe took post-gra-duate courses at the 
Pliiladelphia Lying-in Charity Hospital, and 

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was an interne at Grace Hospital, Xe-.v Ha- 
ven. Connecticut, for a time, -and al-o on the 
niedical stalf tiiere. He has been ia general 
practice in Xew Haven since 1S9S. He is a 
rnember of the Connecticut Honieopatliic 
Medical Society, and one of its censors, and 
nicniber of the Hahnemann niedical Societ\' 
of Xew Ha\en. He belongs to Hiram Lodge, 
Xo. I, Free Masons, of Xew Haven. He is 
an agent of the Connecticut Humane Society. 
He is a Congregationalist in religion, and a 
member of the Grand Avenue Church. In 
politics he is a Republican. 

He married, April 5, 1899. [Mary Jane 
Munson, born [May 22. 1S7J. daughter of 
Hendrick Hudson Munson, of Xew Haven, 
and Emily Celestia (Todd), daughter of Am- 
brose and Jane (Cook) Todd (see Munson). 
Children: Cliftord Burdett, born September 
27, 1900; Jarvis iMunson, February 26, 1902; 
Chester Gordon, February 4, 1906. 

(The Munson Line). 

(I) Thomas [Munson. the immigrant an- 
cestor, was born in England, about 1612, and 
first appears in this country in 1637 as a 
resident of Hartford, who performed militar\- 
service in the Peijuot war. 1637. From that 
time he has a long and honorable record for 
civil and military service in the colonies of 
Hartford and Xew Haven. As a reward for 
his services in the Pequot war. he with, other 
soldiers was allotted a large tract of land 
from the Soldiers' Field v.hich had been set 
aside by the town for that purpose. This 
grant, which was one hundred acre^. nr.t 
confirmed by the general court until r^[a\ 13. 
1673. His house-lot, comprising two and one- 
half acres, stood on the east side of the pres- 
ent Fligh street, opposite the head of \\'al- 
nut. There was a house on this ground in 
February. 1641, which he had doubtles- built 
himself. Previous to this date b.e had sold 
the place, and is mentioned in the records as 
havirg >cil.l \\\i allotment ^n the Soldiers" 
Field and as forfeiting other land on th.e east 
and west sides of the Connecticut river bv 
removal. Before February, 1640. he had re- 
moved with other settlers to the neighboring 
settlement of Ouinnipiac. June 4. 1639. "A 
Fundamental Agreement" was signed by 
S!xty-three persons who had invested in the 
common property of the new town, providing 
thit church members only should b^ free bur- 
gesses and have the elective franchise. Tho- 
mas ^[unson, as a prospective planter, was 
the sixth to sign the Agreement. April 3. 
1640, his name appeared on the records at a 
"Court'" held on that date. June nth of the 
same year, lie was ma'le freeman. He 

ua^ a member of the First Church, as 
early as 1O40 and had land granted him in 
the same year. In 1642 he was chosen ser- 
geant of the train band, which title he h.eld 
lor nineteen years. In 1044 'i'^ name appears 
on a list of 182 inhabitants who took the oath 
of fidelity. During the next ten years his 
name appears frequently on the records, fruin 
which it is evident that he served the town 
in various capacities. He was placed on C' mi- 
mittees to treat with the Indians, to appraise 
estates, and being a carpenter by trade, was 
given numerous building contracts. In 1655 
he became the leader in the movement of 
some of the townsmen, begun in 165 1. to 
found a new commonwealth at Delaware F.ay, 
but after several years' agitation the ati'air 
was given up, and he remained in X'eu Ha-" 
ven. In 1657 he was chosen selectman, in 
1659, when a colony school was started in 
Xew Haven, he was on a committee of iowr 
who were appointed to provide a house for 
the schoolmaster and a schoolhouse. April 29, 
1661, he was made ensign. June 6, 1662, he 
was one of the deputies for the town court, 
and ]May 2-. a deputy for the general court. 
After the union of Xew Haven colony with 
that of Hartford ('1663), he wa^ chosen dep- 
uty for the general assembly in Ha.-tford. also 
in 1666 and 1669, and for every succeeding 
year up to 1683. In 1664 he a as mad^ lieu- 
tenant of the military coiapany. August 7, 
1673, he was one of a committee of six cai'ed 
tlie Grand Committee, app'"'inted by the gen- 
eral assembly for the defense and safety of 
the colony against the FJutch. Duriiig King 
Philip's War, 1676, he saw- active service, and 
September 19. 1675, '^^'i- i" command of tlie 
Xe^'.■ Haven forces which marched to Xorth- 
tield. December 20 of same year he wa-; made 
first commissary, and February 25 1675', he 
was appointed captain, and IMa} 13, ■when it 
was d.ecided by the court of electio'.is that a 
standing army should be raised, he wa= ciiosen 
captain for X'ew Haven county. In 167S-79- 
go-St-S2-83 he was or townsman, 
besides serving the town in various minor ca- 
pacities. He married Joanna . born 

.about 1610, died December 13, 1678. FTc died 
IMay 7, 1683. and was buried on The 1 .reen ; 
his monument may still he/^een in the Grove 
street 'ourial ground. Children: Elizabeth: 
Samiuel, mentioned below : Hannah, baptized 
June II. 1648. 

(II) Samuel, son of Munson, was 
baptized August 7, 1643. and married, Octo- 
ber 26. 1665. Martha, d.aughter of Willipm 
and Alice (Pritchard") Bradley. After his 
death, between January 10 and [March 2. 
-fio^. she married 'second") nm. Eliasaph 

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Preston, born 1643, <^''sd 1707, schoolmaster, 
second town clerk, and deacon of WalliuL;- 
ford. She married (third) Matthew Sher- 

Sanuiel ^. lunson was made a freeman of 
New Haven in 1067, and in 1O70 was one of 
the founders of the new plantation of W'all- 
ingford. Connecticut. He signed the agree- 
ment relative to the founding of the same, 
and was assigned one of the original house- 
lots in the new town, besides a river or farm 
lot. April 6, 1671, he was present at the first 
town meeting, and April 29, 1673, also in 
1674, was chosen selectman. June 17, 1674. 
he was made drummer. October 19. 1675, 
during King Philip's war. he was chosen en- 
sign by the court at Hartford, and November 
25 colony agent. In 1679 he was chosen the 
first schoivlnia-iter of W'allingfiird. and in ir)84 
was made rector of Hopkins Grammar 
School. In the years 1676-S0 he was auditor, 
and in 1677-78-80-81-92 he was lister. In 
t68o-Si he was again selectman, and in 1692 
constable. The administration of his estate 
was given to his widow ?\Iariha and his soi; 
John. Oiildren : Martha, born Alay 6. 1667; 
Samuel, mentioned below: Thomas. ^larch 12, 
1670-71: John. January 28. 1672-73: The- 
ophilus. September 10. 1675 • Joseph, X< ivem- 
ber I, 1677: Stephen. December 5, T670: 
Caleb, November 19. 1682: To^hua. 'Februar\' 
7, 16S4-85 • Israel. March 6. '1686-87. 

(Ill) Samuel ('2), son of Samuel (i) 
jNfunson. was born February 28. 166S-69. and 
lived in Wallingford. He married Martha 

. who died January 7. 1707. and he 

married (second") March 10. 1708, IMarv, 
widow of Caleb Merriman. daughter of Dea- 
con Eliasaph Preston. She was born April 
24, 1674, and died November 28. 175.^. He 
died November 23, 1741. In 1690 Samuel 
received from his father a deed of his dwell- 
ing house, barn, and one-half his "accommo- 
dations" in Wallingford. ^Nlarch 15. 1692, he 
was given bv the town thirtv acres of land. 
gratis, and in 1606 was given libertv witn 
five others to build a saw-mill. April 26, 
1608. he was chosen treasurer of the town, 
and in December of tiie same vear auditor. 
In 1694-05, 1701 anrl 1704 he v.-as ch<:><:en 
lister. Pie was townsman in 1709 and 1713. 
In 1710 he was made sergeant, and in Octo- 
ber, 1712. ensign. December 25. i7Tr, he 
was chosen town clerk, an office whicii lie 
filled continuousb" tor twentv-nine vcars. His 
will was dated July 11, T741. and his son 
I-ent. who inherited the larger part of t!ie 
estate, was executor. To his other sons Solo- 
mon. William. V.'ait^till and Merriman. he had 
already conveyed a full portion of land. The 

inventory of the estate was £1,512 15s. 7. 
Children of first wife: Solomon, born Feb- 
ruary 18, 1689-90; Samuel, August 25, 1691; 
Mario, February 15, 10^3-94; William, men- 
tioned below: \\'aitstill, December 12, 1607; 
Eunice, September 13, 1700: Obedience. C>c- 
tober 13, 1702; Catharine, June 3, 1704. Chil- 
dren of second wife: Tamar, December 5, 
1707: Lemuel, February 5. 1709: Merri- 
man. November 30, 1710; Mature, December 
16, 1712: Lent. November 16, 1714. 

{]\') William, son of Samuel (2) }ilun- 
son, was born October 13, 1695, and married 
Rebecca, daughter of Thomas Curtis, of \\'all- 
ingford. He died July 21. 1773. He lived 
in Wallingford, now Cheshire. Connecticut, 
a mile and three-quarters north of Cheshire 
Green, on a farm which remained in his fam- 
ilv for four generations. Jaiuiary 28, 171S, 
he purchased sixteen acres of land, and Feb- 
ruary I, 1726, the land bounded east by 
Hone\- Pot Brook, upon which h.e made his 
home. He had pre\'iouslv received land from 
his father, and in March. 1755. bought eleven 
and one-half acres in .\ew Cheshire parish, 
and in December of that same year seventy' 
acres in Farniingti:in. and m 1757 twenty acres 
in \'ew Cheshire parish. Before his death he 
made gifts of land to four of his five sons 
— William. Peter. Samuel nnd .-Vtnasa. Chil- 
dren: ^Martha. bi_irn A]iri! 2. 1729: ^\'il'iam, 
Jul}' 5, 1731 : Eunice, August 15, 1733: Peter, 
November 22, 1735 ; Hannah, September 6, 
1737: George. October 7. 1730: Samuel, about 
1741 : Aniasa. January 27, 1741-42. 

( \" I "Wiiliam (2). son of William I'l) 
Munsoii. was bi^rn July 5. 173 1, and married, 
February 28. T753, Sarah, daughter of Isaac 
Griggs, of \^'allingford. Slie was born June 
26. 1734. and died October 7, 1806. He died 
Mav 26. 1815. He lived in \\'aterbury, now 
\\'olcott.. Connecticut. There is a tradition in 
the family that after William's marriage he 
and his bride went away from home in a cart, 
and that his mother "hung on the cart and 
cried because they were going away into the 
woods and the bears would eat them up." 
In 1755 liis father gave him thirty-three and 
one-half acres of land in Waterbur}'. In 
1760 he was living in East Branch, which, was 
incorixjrated as Wolcott in 1796. In 1764 
he bought two pieces of land east of the town 
of \\'atcrbury, fifteen acres liounded by Wall- 
ingford and Farmington roads, five acres 
bounded by Wallingfiird. road. Later he sold 
some of this saiue land. A granddaugliter of 
his states that he \\ns in t1ie re\oh!tion. and 
that he and his wife were members of the 
Congregational church in Waterbury, also 
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tized in the EpiscLipal churcli. Chikiren; i. 
Isaac, born July jj., 1754. 2. Elisha, October 
10, I75('- 3- Peter. Januar)- 20. 1759: saiJ to 
have been a revolutionary •soldier. 4. Heiiian, 
May 20, 1761. 5. Aaron, February 2. 1764; 
killed in battle of Monmouth, June 28. 1778; 
enlisted for a term of three years in Captain 
Smith's company. Eighth Req;inient Connecti- 
cut Line, Cokinel Chandler, December 3. 1777. 
6. Chloe, May 4, 1767. 7. William. Xo\eni- 
ber 12, 1769. 8. David. July 30. 1772. 9. 
Seba. mentioned below. 10. Silvia. Ma.v 22, 

(\'l) Seba. son of William 12) Munjon. 
•was born January 6, 1775. '" \\'olcott. and 
married. April 17. 1806. Abigail Pardee, of 
East Haven. She was born November 4, 
1779, and died ^larch 24, 1852. ^larch 30. 
1797, he was an inhabitant of W'aterbury, and 
that date bought a small piece of land on 
the Cheshire road, with tlie buildings stand- 
ing thereon. He sold the same December 
6. 1805. and in Januar_\', 1800, purchased six 
acres in Hamden. He was admitted freeman 
in the latter place April 11, i>^o8. liut evi- 
dently moved to East Haven in 180Q and 
made a small purchase of land there July 6, 
1809. He was a member of the East PIa^•en 
militia during the war of 1812. but \\as never 
called into active service. By trade he was 
a shoemaker. al=o a farmer, and for o\-er 
thirty }-ears taught sint;ing-sciiool. He died 
July 19, 1861. Children: George Pardee, 
born March 12. 1807. in East Haven: Lewis 
Griggs. June 15, 1808: Abiiah Moulthrop. 
mentioned below: Miranda Roseanna. Octo- 
ber 2, 1814: Sarah Ann, February 3, 1818. 

(\II) Abiiah Moulthrop. son of Seba 
Munson. was i)orn September 2<k i8[i. and 
married ('first") October 4. 1832, Zeruiah 
Forbes, ^\ho died ^^f-^i" 15, 1847. ^^^ married 
''second'i Mary C. Chamberlain, of Durham. 
Connecticut. She died April 5. i8qi. He 
became a sailor at the age of fourteen, and 
followed the sea nearly sixty years. 7<y 1839 
ne V, as a captain and had command of a 
schooner, the "Smitii P.riker." named from 
the ship-chandler who had presented her with 
a set of colors. PTe sometimes sailed to Great 
P-ritain, but usually to the Mediterranean, 
South America, the West Tndie-. In 1840 he 
bouglit one-fourth of an acre with buildin^rs 
in Fair Platen vili^.^e. where he lived when 
•^n land. Fli? last years were spent at Fair 
Haven Heights, in the home of liis daughter. 
Mr?. Sm.ith. He wa« said to be "'one of the 
ablp<t and mo-;t humane sea-caotains who ever 
■mailed from Fair II;;ven. Sailors were alwa^■5 
glad to ship with hin."' He died April 19. 
^■''9-. Children; Mnr-nret Zeruiah. bom 

August 21, 1833, died Julv 21,1. 1834; Gcorgi- 
anna Estellu. May 31. 1841: Hendrick Hud- 
son, mentioned bel'.'W. 

(VTII) Hendrick Hu<lson. son of .\biiah 
'M. Munson, was born May 5, 1847, in l-'air 
Haven, and married, November 11, i8(;v8, 
Emily C. Todd, of the same place. He was a 
clerk by occupation, and lived in Fair Haven, 
He made one voyage with his father to 
Greece. He died November 9. 18SS. Cliil- 
dren, born in Fair Haven: Ambrose Abijah, 
September 3, 1869: Aviary Jane, ]vlay 22. 1872, 
married Dr. Burdett Sheridan Adams (q.v.); 
Henry Hallett, February 3, 1880. 

The name IMimrne is an an- 

MUNROE cient Scotcli clan name. ;<nd 
has been variously '^pelt, 
"IMonrow,'" "}vIunrow,"' "Miuiroe" and "Mon- 

(1) Di.mald ^lunroe. iDuniler of the ancient 
House of Fowlis. was the son of O'Catbar. 
an Trivh chief, and Prince of Fermanagh. He 
is supposed to have flourished tov\-ar<r; the 
latter end of the reign of Malcrjlm 11. King 
of Scots, V> wl'cni he rendered material aid 
in his conte-^rs •.\itli the Dani-h '.nvader:; of 
the country. I'ur the service^ thui rendered, 
Donald received from the jiani!-; of his ijrate- 
ful sovereign the lands Ijetwe^n Dingwall ar.d 
the river Aneron, or Alness water. The lands 
received the name of "Fearann-Doinhnui!!." 
anglici.^cd Eerimlonald. tiint is, "DonaM's 
land." A portii'in of th.em was subsequently 
erected into a baruny callcil the Barony of 
Fowlis. Donald i~ sup-pi'scd to have died 
about 1053. and to have been .--uccee'ie'! by 
his son, Gei>rge t'-.r^'Ugh wliom the 
faiijiiy line continues. 

(li) George, son of Donald I\[unroe '■>r 
Georgius de Munroe. is said to have assisted 
[Malcolm III, "Ceann ^^lor." in his conten- 
tions with ^ilacbeth for the crown of Scotland, 
between 1054 and 1057. According ti 1 tra- 
ditit)n he lived to an adxanced age and died 
about iioi, leaving a son. Hugh Munroe. 

(lil)'PIugh, son of George [Miiuroe. i- vlie 
first of the family to be designated "Baron of 
Fov.dis.'" That liarony has ever since formed 
the title and been the cliief residence of the 
head of the hou>e. w iiich for nearly eiLri'.t 
hundred vears has existed in uninterruiiter! 
descent in the male line, a fa^rt said to be un- 
exampled in the annals of Scotland or Eng- 
land, and only paralleled in tiie succession of 
the Lords Kin^sale. Premier Barons of Ire- 
land. Hugh is said to have increased the 
family estates by the acquisition of the ^atids 
of Logie-Wester and Findon, Count \' of Ro^s. 
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the superiors. He diet! about 1126, and was 
succeeded by his son. Kobcrt. 

(I\') Robert, son of HuL;h 3.[unroe, sec- 
ond baron of Fuvvlis. wys a loyal subject of 
David I and Malcolm IV of Scotland. Ac- 
cording to the family tradition he married 
Agnes, daughter of Angus Mor INIacdonald 
IV, of the Isles, by a daughter of Sir Colin 
Campbell, of Glenurchy. This, however, can- 
not be true, from the fact that Angus ]\Ior. 
who lived between 1255 and 1300, was not 
born in Robert's time, or for a centurv after, 
his death having occurred in the latter year. 
Robert died in 1164, and was interred in the 
Chaiionry of Ross, which continued there- 
after to be the family burying place for more 
than four hundred years. He married and 
had among other children a son, Donald. 

(V) Donald (2), son of Robert Munroe. 
third baron of the name, is said to have built 
the oil Tower of Fowlis as earlv as 1154, 
during the life of his father. He is said to 
have served under William the Lion, when 
the latter came to suppress the lav.dessness 
and rebellion which prevailed in Scotland, in 
1179, and to have rendered him material as- 
sistance at that time. He married and had 
the following children : Robert, his heir and 
successor: David, from wiiom it is alleged the 
family of Mackays. or "^^lac Dhaibhidhs," at 
one time in Tarradale. were descended: Al- 
lan, progenitor of the Mac Allans of Ferin- 
donald. Donald died in 11Q2 at his Tower 
of Fowlis, and was buried in the Cathedral 
Church nf Chanonry. wiiere the bi-hops of 
Ross had their Episcopal seat from prior to 
1 130 until tne Reformation. 

(YD Robert 12), son of Donald (2) yfun- 
roe. fourth baron of the name, married, be- 
tween 1194 and 1214, a daughter of Flugh 
Fre-kyn de Moravia. He died in 1239. and 
was buried at the Chanonry of Ross, leavinu' 
among others a son George, who succeeded 
him. Robert i= said to have married a daugh- 
ter of the Earl of Sutr.erland. 

(\TI) George (21, son of Robert (2~) 
Munroe, was the fifth baron of the name. 
and the first of the family of v.hom there is 
any authentic hi^tArical record. He wit- 
nessed a charter by V\"i:liam Earl, of Suther- 
land, to the Archdeacon of Morav. dated 
1232-37, and had his Ross-shire lands con- 
firmed to him by a charter from .Vb-Kander IT 
before 1249. He died about :26o. and v.a^ 
succeeded bv his son. Robert Munroe, 

(\TII) Robert (3^. son of George (2) 
Munroe. wa=: the sixth baron and was olaced 
under the guardianship of the earls of Ross 
and Sutherland until he attained his ma- 
jority in 1282, After :2cio Robert ioined the 

party of Bruce, and continued steadfast in 
his support throughout, the \ar_ving fortunes 
of that family. When ijuite advanced in 
years, he raised his clan, and. took part in 
the memorable battle of Bannockburn. Here 
his eldest and apparently only son was slain, 
along with many more of his followers. 
Robert lived for nine years after his return 
home, and died in 1323. 

(IX) George (3), son of Robert (3) Tdun- 
roe. who fell at Bannockburn, had married a 
year before his death a daughter of the Earl 
of Sutherland, and had children as follows: 
George, who succeeded his grandfather; Jrjhn. 

(X) George (4). son of George (3) Mun- 
roe. and the seventh baron was a steadfast 
supporter of the Bruce d}iiasty, and a firm, 
upholder of the interests of his native coun- 
try. He was killed at the battle of Halidon 
Hill, in 1333, while fighting bravely at the 
head of his clan. He married a daughter of 
Hugh, Earl of Ross, and had a son, Robert, 
who succeeded him. 

(XI) Roljcrt 141. son of George ('4) .Mun- 
roe, the eighth baron, succeeded his father 
when he wa? a mere child. During his min- 
ority, his estates were careful !\- managed by 
his Uncle John, who during his guardianship 
redeemed portions of the ancestral posses- 
sions which had been mortgaged by his an- 
cestors. He is mentioned in various charters, 
dated 1341-62-6S-72. He married (firs:) 
Jean, daughter of Hugh Rofs 1. of Bal- 
nagowan, on record in 1350 and 1366. bv his 
wife. Alargaret Barclay, niece of Queen Eu- 
phenu'a. the second wife of Robert II. King 
of Scotland. By her he had one son. Hugh, 
his heir and successor. He married ( secom-n 
Grace, daughter cjf Sir Adam Forrester, of 
Corstorphinc. Children: ; John, 
who is mentioned in a charter flated Juiv 22, 
1426: John, of whom nothing is known. Rob- 
ert Alunroe was killed in a dan fi^rht in 1360. 

iXII) Hugh (2). son of Rc.ljert (4) m'uu- 
roe, was the ninth baron. He ribtained sev- 
eral charters, dated 1369-70-94. He married 
(■first) Isabella, daughter of John Keith, sec- 
ond son of Sir Eiiwarrl Keith, great mareschal 
of Scotland, by his wife, ^Mariotta. daughter 
of Sir Reginald Cheyne. of Inverugie. They 
had one son. George, the heir and successor. 
Fie married (second) }ilargaret. daughter of 
Xicholas (son of Kenneth, fourth Earl of 
Sutherland, and brother of "A'ilHam. the fifth 
Earl) by his wife Mary, daughter of Regin- 
al'i le Cheyne and Mary. Lad\- of Dnffns. 
They had the following children : John. 
Janet. Elizabeth.. Hucrh Munroe died in 142;. 

rXIID George (3), .=on of Hugh 12) 
?\[unroe. and the tenth haron. is on record 

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ihc years 1437-3S-39-40-49. _ tie was killed, 
v.itli several membeiS of Iiis fainil) and many 
oi his follo\\ers, at the battle ot "L'.eallach- 
iian'i-brog," in 145-2. He married thrstj Iso- 
bcl, daughter of Ross of Balnagowan, by 
whom he had a son, George, who was killed 
with his father at the above-mentioned bat- 
tle. He married 1 second) Christian, daugh- 
ter of John MacCulloch, of Plaids. Children : 
lohn, who succeeded to the estates and chief- 
ship of the clan ; Hugh ; William. 

(XIV) Hugh (3), son of George^ (5) 
Munroe, of F"owlis, by his second wife. Chris- 
tian, was the first of the r^Iunroes of Coul 
and Balcony. His lands were in the parish 
of Alness, and he is on record in 145S. He 
is said to have married ( first ) Eva, daughter 
of Ewen ]\Iaclean H, of Crquliart, chief of 
the "Siol Thearlaich," who subsequently re- 
moved to and owned the lands of Dochgar- 
roch. Children: John, his heir and succes- 
sor; Hector: Andrew. He married (second 1 
Jane, daughter of Dugal Cattanach, of Craig- 
nish. Children : Alexander, Donald, Robert, 
George. He married (third) "a daughter of 
Keith Marscliall's,' hy whom he had one son, 

(X\') John, son of Hugh (3I Munroe. des- 
ignated as "3.1r. John ]\Iunroe of Balcony,"' 
studied for the church, and took his M. A. 
degree at Aberdeen University. In 149S he 
was presented to the "A'icarage of Logie-Ur- 
quhard," apparently Logie-\\'e5ter and Urqu- 
hart in the Black Isle. In 1551 Oueen ?\Iary 
prc-ented William ]\Iunroe, second son of Sir 
William }iIunroe, to the chaplaincy of .'-^aint 
Monan, on the lands of Balconie, vacant bv 
the decease of "Alaster John Monro." He 
married a daughter of iNlacken^ie, Straih- 
ci innn : cliiMren: John ^^lor, his heir an.l suc- 
cessor: Hugh; V.'illiam : .\ndrew : David: 

(XVI) John Mor, son of John Monroe, 
was the third of Coul and second of Balconie. 
He marr'cd Katharine, daucihter nf John 
^ ass. of T-oclislinn, by his wife. Elizabeth, 
'ianehter of Thomas Urquhart, of Crom.irtv. 
V ilildren : John, his heir and successor; 
Hugh: Robert; Farquhar; David; Marcraret ; 
Catherine. John Munroe died about i'^6o, 

(^X\''II) Farquhar, son of John Mor TnIuu- 
roe. married Catherine, daughter of William 
MnrCulioch, of Badcall : Children: John, 

r XVIII) Robert (5) . son of Farquhar 
Munroe, married and had the followire chil- 
dren : Robert, George, WiRiam, Fir Bene- 
'!'>t, Elizabeth. 

CXIX) William., son of Robert (O :\Tnn- 

roe. was burn in 16J5, m Scotland. He 
fought at the battle of WVircester, \^as taken 
prisoner and bani:-hed by Croniweil, from 
London, Xo\ ember 11, 1051, to Boston, Mas- 
sachusetts, along with several others, i le ul- 
timately settled at Lexington, .Mas>aclu!sctts, 
where he married, and became the progenitor 
of a' large family of Munroes. He married 
( first) about 1665, Martha, daughter of John 
George, of Charlestown, a prominent Bap- 
tist, who was fined, impri>oned, and finally 
ordered out of the town for heresy. Martha 
died before 1O72, and in or about the same 
year he married (.second) ^Nlary Ball, bhe 
died in August, 1692. aged forty-one years, 
and he married (third) Elizabetli, widow of 
Edw ard \\"yer, of Charlestown. She died De- 
cember 14, 1715. aged seventy-nine years. 
Children of first wife: John, mentioned be- 
low; Martha, born Xoveinber 2. 1667; Wil- 
liam, C)ctober 10, 1669; George. Children of 
second wife: Daniel, born August 12, 1673: 
Hannah; Elizabeth; ]\Iar\, June 21, 1678; 
Da\ id, October 6, 1680 ; Eleanor, Februar\ 
24, 1*^83: Sarah, !\Iarch 18. 16S5 : Joseph, 
August 16, 1687: Benjamin. .\ugU5t 16, 1690. 
(XXI John (2), son of William }iIunroe. 
was born May 10. 1G66, He was admitted to 
the church, February i. 1699. ^^^ subscribed 
to the building fund of the meeting house 
in 1692, and was on the tax list of 1693. He 
became a very prominent citizen, serving tlie 
town as assessor in 16:19-1714-20; con-table 
in 1700: selectman in i7i8-!i:)-26; ireasurer 
of the town 1718-19-20, He held many posi- 
tions "f trust and honor. He was lieutenant 
of the militia there. He received a grant of 
nine hundred acres of land for his services 
in the battle with the Indians at Lamprey 
river, June 6, 1690. In addition to his many 
other offices and duties, he was sexton of the 
church and rang the bell for years in the first 
church in T^exington tiD call the worshippers 
to service. His death occurred September 14. 

1753. He married Haimal; , ivho died 

April 14. 1753. Children: John. Hannr.h, 
Constance, Jonathan, William. Eli.^abetl;, Su- 
sannah. Jonas, mentioned below, Martha, 
born Decemlier 6, 1710: ^vfarr.-^tt, December 

6, 1713- 

('XXI') Jonas, =nn of John (2) Munroe. 
v,a^ horn in Lexington. Massachusets, X'o- 
vembcr 22, 1707. He wa> .t lieutenant •'■f the 
I.exing'ton militia conipanv . FTe maTiod 
(first') June 3, 1734, Joanna, born February 
2, 1 71 3". died Seritember 17, T74S, daughter 
of Joseph and ?\Iarv lAfcadi Loclce. He 
married (=econd~) T750, Ret^ecca V\'att", of 
Chelsea. He died X'ovembcr 0. trri?. ^'^■A his 
widow married, -\pril f). 1773. John "'.ru77v. 

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of Lexington, grandson oi the first settler, as 
his second wife. ChihJren of tir.^t wife: 
Jonas, born November 2, 1735: John, l-"ebru- 
nary 1, 1737: Si.eiihei'.. (Jcluber _'3, 173^^ Jon- 
athan, .May _'5, 174J; Joanna, April u, 1747- 
Children of second wife : Ebeiiezer. men- 
tioned below; Rebecca, born June 17, 1755; 
Martha, September 12, 1758. 

(XXII) Ebcnezer, son of Jonas .Mnm'oe, 
was born April 2g, 1752. He was a member 
of the Lexington "Minute-men," ttirned out 
on the memorable 19th of April, 1775, and 
claimed to have fired the first shot on the 
American side. He also took part in the Jer- 
sey campaign, 177O, after winch he retired 
with the rank of lieutenant. He was after- 
wards a settler at Ashburnham, where he be- 
came a prominent citizen, and where he died, 
May 25, 1825. He married, April 10. 17S0, 
Lucy Simonds, of W'olnirn. Children: 
Charles, born September 12, 17S1 ; Ebenezer, 
February 2^, i~S^\ Jotia--, mentioned belnw; 
John, (October 4, 1793; .Merrick, Novcinbcr i, 
1802; Lucy. November 4, 1S03: Re1)ecca. 

(XXIII) Jona- (2), son of Ebenezer Mun- 
roe, was born 'Ma.y 2~, 1700. He was an 
officer frir two _\ears, cinimand.ed the Light 
Infantry, and in 1S24 removed to Rindge, 
New Hampshire, wdiere he died .May 9. 1849. 
He married. IMay q, 1S15. Eliza Sargent, of 
Winchendon. Children: Jonas A., born Feb- 
ruary 4. 1S16; James W., September 30, 
1824; ?\[errick .A., mentioned below; Charles 
^L, Januarv 7, 18 u : George iM., November 
4, 1S32; Eliza D. 

fXXI\'~) Alerrick .\dams, son of Jonas i'2> 
Munroe. was born February 27. 182S. He is 
still living" in Middlebiiry. \"ermont. He mar- 
ried. November 2, i8r>9. Henrietta Perez "da- 
son. Children: Theodore Hapgood, men- 
tioned below: Charlie Andrews, born Febru- 
arv Q, 187;; Henrietta Mason, born .\pril 24. 

fXNAA Theodore Hapciood. son of Mer- 
rick -V-'an-,-; .Miniriie. wa> horn ir, Hn^ion. 
July 2*, 1870 rie attended the graded 
scho'ils in Middlcburv, \'enr.ont, and iifter- 
wards Middlcburv College, for four vears, 
class of iSoS. Lie was in general hn>-iriers 
for four years in Boston, as mnnn'.rer fnr a 
large New York corporation. Wf berrcme as- 
sistant superintendent of the Flntlaml r-iilrc'ad 
for the purjxise of extending the nrui from 
r.urlin^t'-a to Rouse's Point. He tb.en .M:iie 
to Hartford. Connecticut, where he or2a;d>;ed 
the Hartford Securities Corporation. .-\u2;i'.sr 
T7, I';"' J. '">'' which, be i-^ -.v^\^: fire^idert and 
treasurer. He is a RcpuMi':an in poh'tic;. He 
married Florence Filley. Child, Harriet, bom 
?vlarcli 26, 1907. 

Elder Thomas Dimock, the ini- 
DL\10CK migrant ancestor, born in Eng- 
land, settled first in Dorchester, 
.Ma-;>achu?cits, in 1035, and was selectman of 
the tow II that }car, i ie was admitted a free- 
man, .May 25, 1030, and removed tu Hingham, 
where he was li\i:ig in 1638, aiul to Scitntite 
in 1639, and finally settled in Larnstable. on 
C;ipe C(id. in .May, 1O39. of which town he 
was one of the grantees and founders. He 
was chosen ordaining elder of Mr. Lothrop's 
church there August 7, 1650, and was depnty 
to the general court and freeman of the Plv- 
niouth colony in 1639, magistrate in 1641-44, 
and six times a deput}-, 1039-50; was ucnten- 
ant and drillmaster in 1045. ^^^ marries!, it 
is supposed, in Liarnstabie. Ann Hammond, of 
W'atertown, I\iassachuse'tts. before his re- 
moval to the former town. She snr- 
vi\e(,l He made a nuncupative will, was 
proNCil June 4, 1658, leaving all his es- 
tate to his wife, "'for the children were hers 
as w ell as his." Children : Elizabeth, married 
Knyvet Sears: Timothy, baptized Januarv 12, 
1639, buried June 17. 1640; twin sotis. bur:ed 
March iS, [O40; .Mehitable, baptized .-Vpril 18, 
1642; Shubael, mentioned below. 

(II) Ensign and Deacon Shu^v^el Dnnork, 
son of FJder Thomas iJimock, wa^ born in 
If 144, and liaptizcd September or December 
13. i'i44. He removed to what is now [Mans- 
field, LVinnecticiit. among the pioneers in 16' "13, 
and had. been before that a prcMriinent citizen, 
of Vtirniuuth on Cape Cod, and selectnr.'i 
from Carnstable ; ensi.L'n and deputv to t'ae 
,£:eneral court in it385-8G and 1689. His name 
Hfipi-ars as one of tlie si.x founders engra\ed 
on the iledication tablet which apnears on tb.e 
I'irst Church of Mansfield. His IioutC :it 
r\hiiT;fieid is still in good repair, and occnpie'i 
at !;i>t accounts. Tite house in which be lived 
at r.arnbtable was the fortification hou:^e that 
his father built ar:d was taken down in 1800. 
It stood near tlte house latelv ownel bv 
fsanc f3av!s of T'.arnstable. -va^ two storic? 
b'.^h. twenty feet square, the fir-r stor\' o: 
-tone, the v.pper of wood. He die'l October 
21"). 1732, at .Mansfield, in his nin':t\-first ye:!r. 
fie married, .-\pril, 1663. Joanna Pnr-iey. bap- 

tized March. 16 

died at Man-hold. ^A:}. 

1727, ac;ed ciL;hty-three. daughter of Jolm 
Ibn-sle\-. Cl'.ildren : Captain Tb.'imas. born 
iii luT-ivtpMe. .\nrii, iN'.4; lohn. Tune. rf>''i: 
Tin:otby. Afj^rcb. [n^'^: Sbiibaei/Sc'.t. rbt r. 
1073: Toser>n. Si'pten;ber. 1075; Melii'.'iblc. 
!'i~7; r.eTiianiiti. 10,^0: Joanna. i'!:>2; 
fnl. Xoveniber. 1684. 

']][> J>.!m, ;r,n <.f Sluibnel Dimojk. w.'.~ 
born in time. it",Mi'',. zxv:\ inarriefl. Nnwmb. r 
1680, Elizabeth I.nmbar.!. cr Lan:bert. He re- 

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nioved in 1709 to Falmouth, Massachusetts. 
He was a farmer by occupation. Children, 
born in Uarnstable : Sarah, Decem!)er, lO'yi; 
Anna, i6r)2 ; Mary, 1095; Theophilus, iwo; 
Timothy, mentioned below; Ebenezcr, Febru- 
ary, 1700; Thankful. April, 1702; Elizabeth, 
April 20, 1704: David, ^iay 19, 1706. 

(IV) Timothy, son of John Uimock. was 
born in 169S, and married, August 15. 1723, 
Ann, daughter of Joseph Bradford. The lat- 
ter was son of [Major ^\"illiam. son of Gov- 
ernor William Bradford. He removed to 
Mansfield, Connecticut. Children, born in 
Mansfield: Ann. INIay 23. 1724: Captain 
Timothy, mentioned below: John. March 24, 
IJ2/-2S; Joanna. August 28, 1730: Josiah. 
March 2, 1732: Simeon. September 19. 1735; 
died 1737-38; Sylvanus, June 18. 1738; Oli- 
ver, December 31, 1740; Dan, May 13, 1743. 

( \' ) Captain Timothy (2) Dimock. son of 
Timothy ( i) Dimcick, was born April 8. 1726, 
and married, March 11, 1749-50, his cousin, 
Desire Dimock. daughter of Ensign Thomas, 
who was son of Captain Thomas, son of En- 
sign Shubael. son of Elder Thomas. lie lived 
in Coventry, Connecticut. Children, from 
Coventry records : Eunice, born Februar_\- 9, 
1753; Ann. September 15, 1754; Lois. May 12, 
1756; Desire. Januan.' 22, 1757: Sybil, ^Lirch 
18, 1758: Lucy, May 22, 1760. died July. 
1779; Timothy. .August 22. 1762: Daniel, men- 
tioned below; Mason. June 22, 1767; Rhoda. 
August ID, 1770; Roger, August 5. 1772. 

(VT) Captain Daniel Dimock, son of Cap- 
tain Timothy (2 ) Dimock, was born Febru- 
ary 20, 1765. and married. Xovcmher 16, 
178''), .\nne. daugb.ter of Elcazer atid Anne 
(Marsh) Wright, of Windliam. Connecticut. 
She was born February 20, 1765, and died 
January 26, 1832. He lived in Coventry, where 
lie became a large landholder. He died Au- 
gust r, 1833. Children, born in Coventry: 
.\nnc. August rS, 1787: Parthene. .\pril 0. 
1789; Luciiuia. }>Jarch t8. 1791; Sallv Jime 
-.V T793: Harty. December 2-i, 17O-I: Clara 
Marin. September 14, 1796: Eliza, Mn\- 24. 
i7C)S: Dr. Timtithy, mentioned below: Des'ah. 
?v[arch 31. 1802. 

(\^II) Dr. Timothy ('3) Dimock, son of 
t'aptain Daniel Dimock, was liorn in Cov- 
entry. April 17, 1800. and married (first) 
Mar\ .\nn Mi;>ody. of Granby. Massachusetts, 
('second) Laura, daughter of Rev. Chauncey 
Booth, ^^■li0 died Ja.nuarv 15. 1872. She was 
a woman of unusual abilities and go<i(l <;cn'^e. 
He was elucated at trie common school^, and 
the Beacon Academy at Colchester, Connecti- 
cut. He received instruction ako from Rev. 
Ch.auncey Booth, who was at that time pastor 
at Cove^tr^■. He studied medicine in the of- 

fices of Dr. Chauncey Burgess, of Coventry, 
and Professor Jonathan Knight, of New Ha- 
ven, and graduated fron: Yale College, 1823, 
v.itli the degree of ^l. D. After a few years 
practice at Granby he ^cttk■d in 1S37 iii his 
native town and was a successful physician 
there for nearly forty-five years. Flis supe- 
rior mental endowments, good judgment, and 
faithful and self-reliant character made him a 
favorite with his patients and his brother 
physicians. He was a member of the Con- 
necticut State Medical Societ}-, and in 1858 
was on its standing committee on examination 
for degrees. He was also for many years a 
regimental surgeon in the Connecticut militia, 
rie was a member of the Connecticut legisla- 
ture in 1838, and senator for the 21st Dis- 
trict in 1846. In person he was tall, symmet- 
rical and prepossessing. He died April 20, 
1874. He left a large landed estate, which 
became the property of his son. Children, 
born in Co\entry. of first wife: Daniel, }.I. 
D.. served in civil war: two others Of sec- 
ond wife: ]\Iary Elizabeth, 1S40, died 1S42 ; 
Henr\- Farnum, mentioneil belon- ; I^.Iaria Far- 
num, October 2, 1843. died August 13. 1861. 
(\'III) Henry Farnum, son of Dr. Timothy 
( 3 ) Dinnock, was born in South Coventry, 
Connecticut, March 28, 1842. He attended 
the public schools of his native town, w-as 
fitted for college at Ellington, Connecticut, and 
Williston Sem.inary. East Hampton, !Ma;sa- 
chu setts, and entered Yale College, from 
which he was graduated with the degree of 
bachelor of arts in t!ie class of 1863. In 1S65 
he graduated with the degree of LL. B. from 
the Har^•ard Law School, and in the follow- 
ing year he was admitted to llie bar and be- 
gan to practice his profession in Xew York 
City, and continued until his dieath. X'ot only 
in his profession did ^^Ir. Dimock achieve 
great distinction, but in the financial and busi- 
ness world as well. He was president and 
director of the McCall Fern- Power Com- 
pan\' : director of the Boston & Maine railroad, 
the Dominion C^ial Company, the Di:-m.inion 
Ir(in au'l Steel Company, the Knickerbocker 
Trust Company, and micmber o!" the advi^nry 
board of the United States Lloyds. In poli- 
tics he was active and prominent. He =up- 
ported. the Dcni'icratic camiidatcs and plat- 
forms, and was commissioner of docks of 
X'ew York Citv six years, and a member of 
the important comimission to devise plans for 
the government of cities of the state of Xew* 
York, ap[iointed by Governor Tilden in i^TS- 
He was at one time offered a cabinet pos'tion, 
which he declined. He was a member of the 
Yale Corporation, the Society of ^^layflower 
Descendants, the L'niver=itv. Manhattan, Met- 

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ropolitan, Down Town, Uarnr.rd, LaNvyers aiid 
Democratic c1u!k of \ew VvH'k City. J lii 
residence \\a> at 25 I£a^t Sixtictli ^rI■cet, Ne\v 
York City, and liis i"t"tiv:e at mo Wall s-trec-t. 
Mr. Dimock died April 10, 191 1. lie left a 
bequest of $40,000 for the establishment at 
South Coventry. Connecticut, of the llooth 
and Dimock Meinnrial Lihrary, in meuiury of 
his grandfather, Rev., Chai.n.ccy Ilooth. and 
father. Dr. Timothy Dimock. 

He married, September 5. iS6~, Susan Col- 
lins Whitney, daui^hter of General James 
Scolly Whitney (see Whitney"). ^Irs. Dimock 
is one of the nio^t prominent jinioii;.,'' the wom- 
en interested in the local and fa'.iiily iiibtory 
of this cotuitry, in historical research, ind the 
preservation oi records and historical sites 
anil structiu'es. She published the vital rec- 
ords of the towns of Coventry and Mansfield, 
Connecticut, thus setting a much-needed ex- 
ample in the state of Connecticut anrl g'iving 
to the genealogists and historians of the coun- 
try access to very valuable material. She is 
a member of the .Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants and of the Societ\- of Colonial 
Dames. .\s president of The George ^\"a^h- 
ington Memorial .\ssociatinn she is known 
throughotit the country. This society vias 'ir- 
ganized in the city of ^\'a<hinL;ton in Sep- 
tember, i8gS, the purjio-e of erecting,'- a 
faiilding to be known as the "(ieipi'Lje Wash- 
ington ?\Icmorial BtiildiiiL;." in coinmemijra- 
tiini fif our first president and hi^ interest in eilucation in .Vmerica. Wa-^hinujtoii 
often expressed the thi'Ug'it contained in his 
various me-sages to congres-. and in his Fare- 
well Address -aiil : "fromote. then, as an 
obiect of primary importance, institiuions t-r 
the general dit'fu-ion of knowledge." He al-o 
urgetl "the promotion of science and litera- 

This Memorial I'.iuldiiig i- >•'' be practical 
in plan and! ciiu-trnction, and, of the uv-i du'-- 
able character, plannedso as to futni-h a home 
and tr^therin:;- jjlace for n ui hkiI patri. ■ti.-. 
scientific, educational literarx-. art. nied,ic;il 
and similar organization--. It will fnrni-;h .a 
place where all nr.trioric -oci.'ties liotii nott'n 
and south may tc^tif'c to tiieir l':>e for 'ho 
Father of his Country. The biukhnLT ".iH 
contain a great hall or auditorium, and ri-')r,-. 
for large coiii^rrc'^M---. ro<-w^ for ■=<v.v.\] and 
large meetings, oftlce r'">oin- and stiide!it<' re- 
search rooms. It i'^ proposed to rai-~e ,>J.'xxi,- 
000 for the binlding. and .S;f)0.oiX) more for 
an endowment for maintenance, in ordi. r that 
conventions and societies may u'-e tiie li'.iiid- 
ing without rental, .^enat'ir Ri»l ■=ays: "\ 
know of no belter tribiue to the memory of 
\\'ashinL;tOTi than to e--tab!i-h such an institu- 

tion in tliis eit>-." President F[ad!cy sa} s : 'Tt 
\-,iil certainly be a most -iNortliv m<^mr,iial to 
Washingtrin and otie of whicli he would have 
approved most heartily." The board of man- 
agement of the Empire State Scciet} , Sons of 
the .American Revolution, passed a resolution 
December 3, 1009, heartily favoring the pro- 
ject. A similar resolution was adopted, De- 
cember II. 1000. by the Injard of managers of 
the Connecticut Society, Sons of the American 
Revolution. < ither great organizations offi- 
cially end'T-ing the objects of the associa- 
tion are tb.e American Federation of Arts, the 
Washn>'/t> ;i Academy of Science, the Associa- 
tion of .American IT.ysicians, the AiSS(-iciation 
of Ali'itarv Surgeons, the .American ATeuical 
-Association, etc. Alany newspaper-; base 
i^iven cordial support and wide publicity to 
the proposed \\'ashington ]\[etuorial fiall. and 
there is nr> reason to doubt the ultimate si^c- 
cest of its ambitious and patriotic plans. 

Ti) Mr. and Mrs. Dimock \\as born a 
dai'.i^hler, Si; -an Maria. November 18. iSw); 
who married <"ar\- Hutchinscai, in looo. and 
i-' now Ii\ing with her mother in Xev,- Yorl; 

(.The Collinr, Lir.c). 

{D Dcacc>n F^dvvard Ci'llins, tlie imnngrant 
ance-u:>r. appears first in Cambridge, Z\iassa- 
chusetts, in 1638, when he was deacon of the 
^ir^L Chiucli. and he was adniitt-ed a freeman. 
Alay 13, !040. He brought with liim from 
I'n'j^land his wife ^lartha and several chil- 
dren. He liv.xl for many ye.ars on the plan- 
tation of t.iovernor Craddock in Ale'Ifonl. and 
taially purchased it. IToin if!;4 to n'-jo. \vitn 
tb.e exception of the year K'n'a. lie wa? deput\- 
to tb.e :;eneral court. Cotton }.Iather in !ii~ 
"Mac;"iialia" rjieaks of Collins as the "good, 
old man, the deacon of the chur';h at Cam- 


\\ ho ha> now core ti> heaven. 


died at Charlestoun, Alassachusetts. April >/. 
io,'S<i, aged ei,.;'hty-six years. Children: Dan- 
iel, bor'i UJJO. luerchant at K'jnigsberg. Y^rus- 
.-la : John. 1633; .Sanuiel, 1636. died in Mid- 
dletown. Connecticut, lanuarv 10. 1606: Silni, 
U>T,n. married Rev. John Wliiting, and ( sec- 
oHii' Rev. John Russell: Martha. September 
1030: .Vatbanie', .'^Tarch 7. 16^:;: .\higail, Sep- 
teriiber 20, 1044: FZd^v.ard, Jutie n'xif). 

■ fl ' Rev. X'athaniel Collins, s-'U of r)eac^'!n 
Fdward Collins. \va^ I'orn March 7, t('.42. in 
(;.i',e.tirid,L>e. and died at Aliddletown, Con- 
necticut. Decendiei 2N, io,9^. He ijradiiat.^ ' 
at ITivvard Vo'lle^e in iG'xi. and wa<; ord.-.ii^ed. 
pa-tor of the Mid.dletown cbtn-ch X'.vemlier 
4. t'oo. He had, land granted to Ihm jann- 
arv 4. T004. Of liiip.. M.^ther says in the 
"Ara,i.'nalia" : 'There were more wounds gi>,en 
'by |-ii> diearh) to the whole colony of ijon- 

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iU'Cticut ill our Xew England ihan the body 
(if (.'ae^ar did receive when he fell wounded 
in the senate house." Nathaniel Collins mar- 
ried, August .3, 1664, ^Nlar;, Whitiiii,'-. who 
died Oct.jbcr -'5, i;oo. daugliter of W'illiain 
Whiting. lie died De-cember 28, 16S4. Chil- 
dren: Mary, born May 11, 1666; John, Jan- 
uary 31, 160S: Susannah, November 26, 1669; 
Sybil, August jo. 1672; Martha, December 
2b. 1674: Nathaniel, mentioned below; Abi- 
gail, June 21. 1682: Samuel, April 10, 16S3. 

(Ill) Rev. Nathaniel (2) Collins, son of 
Re\-. Nathaniel ( 1 1 Collins, was born at Mid- 
dletow!!, June 13, lOSi, and died February 6, 
1758. lie was graduated at Harvard ColleLre 
in i'X;7, and wa^ minister of the church at 
Entield, now of Connecticut. He married, in 
1701, Alice Adams, who died Februar\ 19, 
1755, a daughter of Rev. \\'iliiam Adams, of 
Dedham. Massachusetts, and a descendant 
of tlo\-ernor \\'illiam Bradford, who came in 
the '"Maytlower." Children, born at Entield : 
.\bh. December 20. 1702 : John. Januar}' 7, 
1704-05; Alice. February 10. 1706-07; Na- 
thaniel, August 17. 1709; ^^'ilIiam. mentioned 
below; Edward. Noveniber 10, 1713: Alice, 
March 14, 1716'. 

(1\') Deacon Widiam Collins, son of Rev. 
Nathaniel 12) Culiin?. was born at Enfield. 
June 20, 1711. antl died there in 1804. He 
married, }-.Iay 31. 1734, Anne Jone^. born 
1714. died 1808. Children, born at Enfield: 
Ann, Jul\- 13, 1735: William, May i. 1737: 
Abi, died May 2t,. 1742: Jabe;^, born Decem- 
ber 9. 1744: Joseph, mentioned belov.- ; John, 
September 14. 1740. 

(\') Lieutenant Joseph Collins, son of Dea- 
con William Collins, was born at Entield, De- 
cember 25, 1747. and died there M^arch 2, 
1829 (gravestone). He married ('first ) Grace 
Brown, born 1748, died 1789; (second) Abiah 
, born 1750. died March 3. 18 19. Chil- 
dren, horn at Enfield: Grace, 1772; ^\'illiam. 
n-,entioned belov,-; Elan, 1782; Elan. 1784: Dr. 
Lora, 1787, died June 19, 1819. 

(VI) \Villiam (2), son of Joseph Collins, 
T.\as brvrn in 1774, and died in 18C9. He mar- 
ried Eunice Parsons, born 1774, died 1873. 
Children, horn at Somers, formerly Enfield : 
Abiah, 1S03, died 1814; Abigail. "1S05, died 
1814; Elizaljeth ; William, horn and died in 
18 r8; Laurinda, married General James S. 
Whitney (see W'ldtney >. 

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(TI) Richard Whitney, son of Jolm Whit- 
ney, the American immigi-ant, was born in 
Encrland, and baptized at Isle'.vorth-ori- 
Thames, January 6, 1623-24. He was admit- 
f'^<I a freeman May 7, 1651, and wa3 a pro- 

prietor of the town ct Str.w, Massachusetts, 
June 3, 16S0, probably con.img there when it 
was a part of Coj.cord. He married, March 
19, 1650. Martlia Coldam. F(jr t!ie reason that 
he was seventy }-ears old he :eleased from 
military training, April 7, itxjy. Children, 
bi.irn at Watertown: Sarah, ^larcl; 17, i'!52; 
Mi->ses, -Vugust I, 1653; Johannah, January 
lO, i65fi; Deborah, October 12, 1658; Re- 
becca. December 15, 1659; Richard, mentioned 
below: Elisha. August 26, 1662; Ebenczer, 
June 30. 1672. 

(Ill) Richarcl (2), son of Richard (i) 
Wdiitney, was born at Watertown, Januar\- 
13. i'>'H3, and died December 15, 1723. ile 
resided at .Stow, wiiere he iiad a grant i:if 
land, October 24, 11182. Hi?, will \\a> dated 
December 22. 1723. He married Elizabeth 
Sawtell, widow, daughter of Jonathan Saw- 
tell, of Groton. Massachusetts. Siic was born 
February 3, 1G6S, died N"\-ember 24. 1723; 
p.i;irr:ed (first) 1 69 1, Joseph Morse; (second) 
r'.cnjamin Nurse (third) Richard Whitney. 
Chili'ren of Ricl'iard and Elizabeth. Whitne}-. 
Richard, mentioned below: Jonathan. I'ebru- 
ar\- 2r\, 1699: Joshua, 1706; Hannah; EWi?.- 
beth. married John Wetlierb}- ; Sarah. 1703; 
Hepzibah. 1710. 

il\') Richai'd (31. son of Richard ',2) 
Wiiitney. was hcirn in Stow, in 1(394, an'l died 
April 27, 1773. He resided in S^jw, and 
married (first) H;umah \\ h.itcoinb. born 16Q3, 
died November 17. 1743, daughcer of Josiah 
Whitcomb, of Lancaster. '■ second, intentions 
dated ( ictober 2''\ 1745) Hann.ah Ayres. wid- 
ow, born 1794. died September 27. 1773. Chil- 
dren : Mary, born No'-eiiiber 24 1713: Doro- 
thy, April 13, 1718: Hannah, .^^a^ 20. 1723; 
RiCiard, July 31, 1723; Elizal;etii. July 23, 
172S; Josiah,, mentioned below; Sarah, piar- 
ried December 2t,. 1769. Captain Hczekiah 

(\') (_leneral Josiah Whitne_\-. son of Rich- 
ard (3) ^\'hitney. was born at Stow, October 
12. 1731, and died Jariuary 24. 1806. His 
parents deeded to him land in Harvard. Sep- 
tember 2. 1746. and he settled there soon after 
hi- marriage. His house =;ti"iod nearly oppo- 
site ti^e present almshouse, until taken d'lwn 
in i860, after it had serve.' the town r^'-ty- 
h\e \-ears as an almshouse, J^.-iah Whitney 
in his day wa'; the m,>st prominent military 
man in Harvard, evidentlv inlieriting an apti- 
ti;de for military affairs. In the spring of 
1733 he was a soldier in the French and Iti- 
di;in war in Caj'tain ^^'!!lian■! Pierce's com- 
pany. Colonel Whitcomb's regiment.. ar Crown 
Pc'int. and al-o took part in the blc«Ddy battle 
at Lake George. September 8. 1753. wh.en th.e 
gallant Dieskau, leading a large force of 

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French and Indians, was signally defeated by 
the provincial forces under General Fhineas 
Lvnian. August 13-20, 1757, he was a mem- 
ber of the foot ronipan>- commanded by Cap- 
tain Israel Taylor, marching' as far as Spring- 
field ujKin the alarm for the relief of Fort 
William Henry. He became captain of the 
younger company of militia at Harvard in the 
early seventies, and took an active part in the 
events tliat led up to the revolution, ami was 
appointed one of a committee of ten to in- 
spect breaches of the covenant signed by the 
inhabitants pledging themselves to resist Brit- 
ish invasion. In April. 1775, when the militia 
and minute-men were organized into an armv. 
he was active in forming a regiment which 
Colonel .\sa \Miitcomb commanded, and of 
which he was lieutenant-colonel, the largest 
of the twenty-six Massachusetts regiments en- 
gaged in the siege of P.oston. He was ap- 
pointed to take command of a battalion raised 
by the state April 10. 1776. Under date of 
October 29, 1776. he wrote to the Provincial 
Congress of ^Massachusetts, sitting at Water- 
town : "though the pav of the state was 
small, yet my zeal f(jr the liberties of my coun- 
try was so great that I cheerfully undertook, 
etc." In July, 1777, the Massachusetts Coun- 
cil of War, suddenly aware of Xew Eng- 
land's peril, if the victorious progress of Bur- 
goyne's army were not checked, hurried rein- 
forcements to General r.enjamin Lincoln, who 
was then harassing the roar of the invading 
army. Colonel Whitnex- ordered a draft of 
one-sixth of the training bands and alarm lists 
in his regiment to march at once with six 
davs' rations to Bennington. A'ermont. and nn 
August 2 ordered half the militia to friUow 
with eight I'ays' ratioii_s. He was chainuan 
of a committee appointed b\ the town of Har- 
vard "to take into ci->n-ideration the .-\rticle- 
of Confederation and Perpetual Union of the 
United States of .America Concerted on bv 
Congress." Tlic rep irt urged the representa- 
tive to use his best efforts to support our in- 
dependence. In August and ."^eptemlier. 177!^. 
a more dctermiiied attempt was made 1 v the 
Continental forces to wrest Rhode Island from 
the enemy, an attack by combined forces of 
French an'! .\incricans cv, lan.l and water sim- 
ultaneously, being planncii. The .'^econil 
\\'orcester Regiment tc«ik' part in this uit^uc- 
cessful campaign under (General \\'h;tncv. In 
i/cSo he was one of the two delegates to the 
state constitutional conventiot' from Ilars.inl 
Joseph Stone was his cnHeague. .\t the clo<e 
of the revolution he commanded the Sec'ind 
Worcester County Re^'iment, of which the 
seventh and eleventh ciniiiianics weri- fr-im 
Harvard. He wa= convni^sioned bri'.radicr- 

general in 1783, but resigned before Sliay's 
Rebellion and took no active part in it. In 
i~S2 he was appointed by the gowruor jus- 
tice of the peace for the county of \\'orcester ; 
in 17S3-84-87-88-89 he was a selectman, and 
diu-ing a long period of years was moderator 
of the town meetings, an otttce he filled with 
ability and to the satisfaction of his fellow- 
citizens. He was again a delegate to the state 
cfiiivention to ratify the federal constitution, 
held in Boston, January 9, 1788. and voted 
with, the minority against accepting tiie consti- 
tution. He stated in the convention, however, 
that though he opposed it, now that the ma- 
jority had adopted it, he should support it as 
nuich as if he had \oted for it. He was rep- 
resentative to tl-.e general court in 17S0-81-S7- 
88-80. He was a prominent member of the 
church, and the important place he was given 
in the seating of the meeting house shows 
that he was one of the foremost men of the 
town for many years. Fle d.ied in .Ashby. 

He married (first, intentions dated Septem- 
ber 9. 1751), Sarah Farr, or Farrar, born 
January 19, 1735, died April 21. 1773; i^ec- 
I md I in Harvard. Februarv 3, 1774. Sarah 
rnvelly, of Bridgewater. She died at Whit- 
ington, Vermont. February 18. 181 7. By his 
first wife lie had sixteen children, thirteen of 
whom died young, and had nine by his secon;! 
wife. Children of lirst wife: Josiah, men- 
tioned below: Elizabeth, born I\iav 7. 17^5: 
Stejihen. May I, 1757; infant, died June" 4. 
17^11: infant, died May 10. 17^2: infant, died 
March 16. 1763: infant, died February, 1766: 
infant, died February 18, 1768: five others. 
Children of second wife: Sarah, born April 
ir. 1775; Oliver, January 9, 1777; Artemas 
Ward, Xovember 17. 1778: Susanna. October 
2. 1780: Dwelly, August 2. 1782; Lemuel. 
September 10. 1784 : Daniel. October 2:. 
1785 : John Hancock. December 13. 1788; Mo- 
ses Gill. February 4, 1791 : two others, died 

I V'l) Josiah (2). son of General Josiah ('i~i 
A\ hitney, born February 2^. ij^t,. and 
'lied Januarv- 2, 1827. He resided at Harvard 
until ,>oon after tlie revolution, when he re- 
moved to Xe1.?on, Xew Hampshire, where he 
ci'ndu.cted a large farm the rest of his 'ire. 
He wa- a soldier in the revolntir.n. iu a com- 
pany of minute-men from Harvard that re- 
'^pi auied to tlie Lexington alarm. .\p:il to, 
T775 ■ 'i''-'^ hi Cai)tain Manasseh Sa^vver'^ 
company. Colonel Dike's regiment. Massa'cbu- 
-etts militia, in 1776. at Dorchester Helgbr^. 
He m.arried, in Hanard. Tanuar'- 10. 1-76. 
.Anna Scollay. h.iptized April 18. 1758. .biel 
March 8, 1824. Children: Xancv. born 
April 12, 1777: Sallv. 2''). 1778: Loi=. 

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March 15. ijSi : Stephen, mentioned below; 
Lucv, married A?a Lawrence: James. T'ehru- 
ary 24. T78J: James, December (x 1789; Ly- 
dia. July 0. 1705 : Scullay. Octol^er 6, 1798; 
}'.et<ey, June 4, 1801. 

(\"ir) Hon. Stephen Whitney, son of Jo- 
siah (21 ^\'hitney, was born at Harvard. July 
I, 1784. and died July 12. 1852. He resided 
at Conway. New Hampshire, but removed to 
Bloody Brook, Deerheld. Massachusetts. He 
was a prominent merchant and respected citi- 
zen, and represented Deerfield in the general 
court in 1834-36. In 1834 he was monitor of 
the first division of the house and a member 
of the committee on accounts. He was also 
a monitor in 1835. and in the same year one 
of the commissioners havincj charsre of the 
building of the enlargement of the State 
Lunatic Asylum at Worcester. He married, 
January 13. 1810, Hilary A. Burgess, born 
July 12. 1786, died at Saratoga, New York, 
in 1868. daughter of Dr. Benjamin Burgess 
of Goshen. Children : James Scolly, men- 
tioned below; ^lary Ann: Susan C, married 

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f\TIF) GeTTeral James Scolly Whitney, son 
of Hon. Stephen \Vhitney, was born May 19, 
181 1, and died at South Deerfield, ]\Iassachu- 
setts, October 24, 1878. His early education 
was obtained principally from the instruction 
of his parents at home. .-\t an early age he 
entered the st'jre of his father as a clerk, and 
by his tact, industry and resourcefulness srion 
demonstrated superior business qualifications. 
\\'hcn he came of age he purchased the busi- 
ness of his fatlier and continued as a general 
mefcl'ant at Bloody Brook until 1838. when 
he removed to Conway, Massachusetts, and 
became a partner of his brother-in-law. Anson 
Shepard, in the firm of Shepard & \\'hitney, 
soon gaining a lar^c and profitable trade. 
Charles Wells succeeded >dr. Shepard in the 
firm, and the name became \\'hitney ..S. Wells, 
afterward, ^Vl^itne^•. Wells & Company. 

His public spirit and enterprise, general in- 
telligence and capacity, his tact in dealing with 
men and attairs, soon placed him in a position 
of prominence in the community. In 1843 he 
wns chosen town clerk and continued in that 
'^fiRcc until T852. He was frequently cho'^en 
as acent of the town in important matters, and 
in all cases v,-as vigilant in attending to tlie 
intere-'ts of his constituent^. He represented 
Conway in the general court in 185 1 and again 
in 1854. Ii has been said that his vote electcl 
Charles Sumner as Ignited States senator. The 
legislature at that time was controlled by the 
memorable coalition of Democratic and Free 
Soil parties, and a part of the understanding 

that precedetl the coalition was that Sumner 
shoukl be chosen senator, but several Demo- 
crats, of whom Whitnev was one, refused to 
vote for Sumner. >\'liiiney was a Democrat 
of the .\ndrew Jack^in l^pe, and always had 
the courage of his convictions. He was no 
friend of American slavery, but he was an 
ardent supporter of the constitution of the 
United States, and regarded the agitation of 
the slavery question in congress as detrimental 
to the peace and welfare of the countr\'. He 
regarded Mr. .Sumner as an anti-slaverv agi- 
tator, and cast his vote some twentv or more 
times for a Democrat. Efforts were then 
made to convince him that he was mistaken 
in his views of Mr. Sumner's character and 
]jurposes. Apparently by accident, Mr. Sum- 
ner met ]Mr. \\"hitney in the state library for 
the purpcise of an interview. General Whit- 
ney was assured by Mr. Sumner that he was 
not disposed to play the part of an agitator, 
and the result of the interview was reason- 
ably satisfactory to Mr. Whitney, but know- 
ing that the Democrats of his town were op- 
posed to the election of Sumner and had ap- 
proved his course in opposing the coalition, 
he decided to refer the matter to them. He 
conferred with his constituents, who decided 
that he should settle the deadlock by voting 
for .Sumner, and on the following ballot he 
cast the deciding vote, thus closing the contest. 
He was appointed sheriff of Franklin county 
in ?»Iay, 185 1, and filled that office acceptably 
and efficiently for two years. He was a dele- 
gate to the state constitutional convention in 
1853 and took an active part in the proceed- 
ings, being one of the ablest and most useful 
members. In 1854 he was a prime- mover in 
procuring the' charter of the Conway Bank, 
of which he was a director as long as he lived 
in Conway. In the same year he was one of 
the founders of the Conway ^^lutual Fire In- 
surance Company and became its first presi- 
dent. But wdiile he was thus devoting his 
time and abilities to the management of his ex- 
tensive private business and the affairs of his 
immediate vicinity, he was unexpectedh' called 
to a new and more important field of public 
service. From early youth he had been inter- 
ested; in militarv affairs, and it became hi- 
duty to reorganize the state militia, a work in 
which his father was also interested, ile made 
such an excellent record that when onl\- twen- 
ty-four years olil he was commissioned briga- 
dier-general of the Second Bri£;ade. Massa- 
chusetts \'olunteer [Militia, Fourth Division. A 
superb horseman, an efficient executive, he 
won the respect and confidence of both officers 
and men. Bv an .-Xct of C''inc:rcss, early in 
1854, the office of superintendent of the ar- 

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rnory at Sprinq'tiuld, Mas~aclui>ctt>. \\a> to be 
filled 1)\ a civilian, ami rrc-idL-m I'ierce found 
the cainliciati- fur the place 
difficult. Without th.e km i\vK>!-c nf ( icn- 
eral W'hiincv he was recoiiiiuinded by Caleb 
CushiuL;, then a niemlier nf the |ire--iilent's 
cabinet, \vh'> had been a^^nciated with Mr. 
Whitney in tlie leg'i>lature. and the position 
was offered to Mr. Whitney and accepted. Fie 
took charge (Jctober 19, 1S54. and hi- ap- 
pointment and adniinistratiiin pruNcd alike 
satisfactory. A testimonial, cnn-i-tiui.; uf an 
elegant silver service, was pre-entcd to him 
by the offi.cers and armnrer-, Marcli 3. iS'io. 
He introduced yreat iniprcw euient- in the 
building's and grianids. machinery and guns, 
and brought peace, order, harninny and gctod 
feeling ti) the arnmr)' and c. nunnuiitx-. where 
previously ])itter cuntri iver-ies hail raged. Al- a staunch Democrat liiui-elf, he ke]it 
politics out of the management nf the .irninry. 
From Springfield lie went to Ini-fiU. March i, 
i86n, as collect(:)r of tlie povi Ijy apjjointmen.t 
of President Ijuchanan. an<l hi- administra- 
tion of the custi'Ui hiH'-e wa- efficient and sat- 
isfactor}-, hut it was cut -hcrt by the success 
of the Republican ii.irty in the election of i860. 
President Lincoln, according tri custoni, ap- 
pointed a Republican in his place. He re- 
sumed hi- business career and, became con- 
nected with cnterpri-es (_'f lar^e extent and 
importance. For <'inie years and. at tlie time 
of his death he \\a- pre-ident I'f the no-tun 
\\'ater Power C' nipany and "i the ^fetn'iioH- 
tan Steam.-hip Ciimjiany, the i-ut-ide line to 
New York City. 

But his political caieer did injt vv.<l with his 
retirement as coUectrir of the [Mrt. Inr many 
years he c.intinued an active De^liMcratic lead- 
er in the ^tate. He liad been IX'mocratic can- 
didate for state -enacnr in 1840 and frir- elect- 
or-at-largc in 1832. In 1850 he wa< a dele- 
gate to the Deiri' cratic nati'in.d C' in\ eir;i.')n 
tliat nominated Iluclianan in iSij); he was del- 
egate-at-large to the Democratic n:ui"nal ci'O- 
vention at Charle-t'in. and in the d'\i-i'i!i 'hat 
followed he supported Hreekinrid-e. In 1872 
he represented the Fir-t X"rf"lk di-triet in 
the state senate: in 1870 he \\a- chairnian of 
the Democratic -tate ci'uxeutii mi that ni' 
ed Charles Francis Adams f, ,r :;■■ .v. n^.r. :md 
of the convention in Faneui! Hd! in 1878 
where Tosiah d. .MiliMtt wa^ !i"niin;ned fur 
governrtr in <-ip]iositi. 11 to 1 u-ner;d. lU'iiiamin 
F'. Butler, who n'uninated ii\ a t.icti'm 
of the Democratic I'arty in a .■ .iivciiti' m at 
Worcester. On that;.»~i'.n lir n.ade an 
able and powerful -rieecli that at'r.n-ieil much 
attentir^i. He died -udd,er,l>.-. < K-t..ber 24, 
1878, ha\-i!ig until the Iv.ur '•{ hi- d'Mth en- 

joyed excellent health. 'In all the active and 
busy walks of life," writes one who knew him 
well, "as well as in the quiet home circle, his 
conduct was mi>st exem[jlary. Xo question 
was e\er raised, 110 doubt wa- ever suggested 
as to his integrity and honor in his dealings 
with his fellow men, either in public or private 
capacity. He was temperate in all his hab- 
its, and the open avowed friend of temper- 
ance an<l good order, oi industry and econ- 
omy and of all the virtues that tend most to 
prcHuote the prosperity and true welfare 'if a 
comnumity." Flis home, after iSfjo. was at 
the corner of Beacon and Pleasant streets, 
Brookline, Massachusetts. 

Fie married, at Somer-, Connecticut, X(> 
vember 25. 1836, I.aurinda Collins, born July 
6, 1810 (see Collins). Childi-en : i. Mary A., 
born September i(^, 18,^7: unmarried, resides 
in Brookline. 2. Henr\- .Mehille. horn Octo- 
ber 22, 1839; educated in public schools and 
\\'illi<ti>n Seminary ; clerk in his father's store 
and in the Conway Bank and Bank of P.edeinp- 
tioii. lloston; clerk in the naval agent's c»tfice; 
engaged in shijiping business in Xew York 
City, and in 1866 became Boston ageur of the 
Metropi.ilitan Steamship Company, of which 
he gained control and became presidient in 
1879 : successful operator in real e-tate in 
Brookline and Boston : prominent factor in 
consolidating the street railroads of Bo-t'^n 
and forming the West End .Street Railwav 
V^>mr)aiiy, wlrch develnped, intu the pre-ent 
Boston ekwated system; president of the 
Xever-slip Horseshoe Company, the (^h-uces- 
ter Steamship Company, the Asbestos \\'ood 
Crimpany. King's Asbestos Mines, the \meri- 
can .\sl)e-tos Company, director of the Boston 
(S: [Maine Railroad Coiripany and of the .Amer- 
ican E.xp;ress Company: former pre-ident of 
the Boston Chamber of Commerce; member of 
tiie Algonquin and Exchange Clubs: former 
chainnan of the park coirunission of Bo.-tDn: 
for years one of the foremost Dcinocrats of 
Mas■^aclul^etts, candidate for lieutenant-gov- 
ernor and in 1907 for go\-ernor : married, in 
Brookline, CV'tober 3. 1878, ^ilargaret Fo-ter 
Crccn. born December, 1856. 'laughter ni .Ad- Green. U. S. X"'., children: Ruth Bow- 
mati. born December i, 1S70: Elinor 'Ireen. 
January iS. r88r : Laura Collins. Tune 20. 
iS.-=!2; James Scollv, June 20, 1886; Margaret, 
April. i8o(. 3. Hon. William Colhns. horn 
Jidv 5, 1841 : graduate of Yale College, 1859; 
-tr.ilied law at Flarvard. and became a suc- 
(■'■--tul and iTrominent la'Aver in Xew.- \'ork 
Cii\. in partner-h.ip with Henry F. Dinnck. 
hi- brother-in-law: active in the campaign that 
resulted in Governor's election: became 
ci>rporation counsel of th.e citv of ^'■e^v York; 

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prominent in Democratic national politics, and 
was appointed Secretary of the Navy by Pres- 
ident ClevelamJ. and is generally credited with 
la\iny; \vl=eiy tlie foundation of tlie modern 
steel navy: died Feliriiar_\- 5, 1893; married - 
Flora, daugluer of United States Senator 
Henry B. Pa_\ne. a distinguished capitalist. 
4. Susan C. Ijijrn March 27, 1845 : married 
Henrx Farnum Diniock ( ^ee Dimockj. 

(Ill) Joseph Wilcox, son of 

^^TLCOX Obadia'h Wilcox (q.v.), was 
born in East Guilford, after- 
wards }iIadison, Connecticut, in i'jg4, died 
July 15, 1770. He married. 17JJ. Hannah 
Goodale. of Long Island. ChiMren. born iii 
Madison: Timothy, }.Iay 27, i7-'4: Joseph, 
mentioned below: Elizabeth. September 17, 
1728; Jeliiel. June u. 1731 : Hannah, Septem- 
ber 15. 1733. I The family name also appears 
as \\'ilcoxon in early generations.'! 

(IV) Joseph (2). son of Joseph ii) Wil- 
cox, was born in East ijuilford. ;vla> 27, 
1726, died April 2. 1S08. He married (lirst) 
September 17, 1754. Sarah, born Februar_\ 10, 
1729, died September 8. 17S2. dav.ghter of 
James Mun:;er: (second) 17S4. Prudence 
Dudley, born 1742. died April 15. 1804. Chil- 
dren, born in East Guilford : IMabel, ^lay 
25; 17.^6: .-\bel. 171X): Joseph, mentioned be- 
low: Sarah. Tune 14. 177^, died November 
27, 1863. 

(Y) Joseph ^3). son of Joseph (2) Wil- 
cox, was born in East Guilford, 1763. died 
November 2. 1826. He married. 17S3. Olive. 
born 1757, died November q. 1835. daughter 
of Abraham and ^^lary ( Bishop) Doud. Her 
father. Abraliam Doud. born 171S, died 1801, 
was son of Abraham Doud. born looi, died 
1756. and Jane Doud. his cousin, born 1682. 
died 1748. daughter of John Doud, born 1(350. 
died 1713. who married Sarah Tallman, in 
1679. Abraliam Dc;ud Sr. was the son of 
Thomas Diiiide. wbo dit;".', in T713. married. 
1678. Ruth Johnsoti. vvho died in 1713. Tho- 
mas Doude was the son of Henry Doude of 
Guilford, county Surrey. England, wlio came 
to this country in 1(530 in company with Rev, 
Henry Whitfield, and settled in Guilford, 
Connecticut, on land, still owned b\- his de- 
scendants. Children of Joseph '\\4lcox. born 
in East Guilford : Olive, died December, 
1864: Prudence, born July 15. 1784: Anna, 
1786: Abel, February 12. 1788; Zenas. rven- 
tioned below: Roxanna. 1800. 

(VI) Deacon Zenas \MIcox, son of Joseph 
('3"! ^^"ilcox. was born October 20, iroi. in 
East Guilford, died ^^larch 14. 1S73. He was 
a deacon in the Fir-t Congregational Church. 
He married C first) Sentember i^. i8:'0. P.eisv. 

born 1798, died April 21, 1822. daughter of 
Pitman Wheaton. Married (^secondj Novem- 
ber iS, 1824, Lovisa, born January 5, 1802, 
died May 2, 187S, daugluer of John Meigs 
(see Meigs \'1I). Children, born in Madi- 
son : Son, December 7, 1825, died same day; 
Betsy Wheaton, March 20. 1827, died Decem- 
ber 7, 1906; \"incent Meigs, mentioned be- 
low ; Lucy r^laria, June 8. 1S30, died February 
II, 1906; Charles Morrison, August 20. 1832, 
died January 3, 1S99. 

(VH) Colonel X'incent Meigs Wilcox, ?ou 
of Deacon Zenas \\"ilcox. was born in Madi- 
son October 17, 1828, died in New York 
City, r^lay 9, 1806. He served m the civil 
war as colonel of the (7)ne Hundred and 
Thirt}--second Regiment Pennsylvania \'olun- 
teers. He was president of the corporation 
of E. & H. T. Anthony & i.ompaii}- : an elder 
of Phillips P^resbyterian Lluirch: a comrade 
of Lafayette Post, No. 140, (jrand .\rmy of 
the Republic, department of New York; com- 
panion of the New York Commandery. .Mili- 
iarv Order of the Lovai Let;ion of the L'nited 
States: member of the Si"iciet\- of the Army 
of the Potomac, and of liis Regimental As- 
sociation. He married ( first 1 June 17, 1855. 
Catherine IMillicent. liorn June 13. 1832. died 
April I. i8(jO, daughter of Dr. Reynold Webb, 
of IMadison ('see \\'ebb 1 . He married (sec- 
ond) November 2j. iSCn'.. ^dartlia Fannie, 
born .\ugust 28, 1839, did March 20, 1873, 
daughter of George Dowd. of Madison. He 
niarried (third 1 November 17. 1875. Eliza- 
beth P.ogert. Ix-irn September 27. 1841, daugh- 
ter of Harmon K. V-.'ells. of Nev\- Y'ork City. 
ChildreTi of first wife, horn in Madison: Rev - 
nold Webb, mentioned be'.ov.": Kate Elizabeth, 
born I\Iarch 7. i8;S, died Octobe"- 7, 1858. 
Child of second wife : Son. born IMarch 20, 
1873, died same dav. Child of third wife: 
Francis Vv'ells, born .\uou=t :;, 1882. 

f\HII) Dr. Revnold ^\■ebb Wilcox, -^on of 
Colonel \'incent Meig- ^\'i!c-x. born in 
Madison. March 20. i85''''. He attended the 
public schools of his native town and. en- 
tered Yale College, from 'vhich be was '^rad-- 
uated in the cla^s of 1878 with the degree 
of Bachelor of Arts. He pur-ued a pn^t- 
'4-raduate coarse at Hobart Co'.lcLre and le- 
ceivcd the degree of Master of .Vrts there in 
1881. PTe studied hi= profession at Harv'ard 
Medical School and graduated with the de- 
cree of Doctor of Medicine in i88v. He re- 
ceived the honorary degree of Doctor of I aw- 
from IMaryville College in 1S02. Ke studied 
in the hospitals of \'ienna. Heidelher-.^, r'aris 
and Fldinbureh in 1881-82. Hi^ life has been 
de-.-^^ted to study, research, teaching and hos- 
pital practice. He served as house ofiicer 


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of the House of the Good Samaritan, boston, 
of the Chiklren's Hospital, L'.oston; and of the 
Woman's Hospital. New York, tie was pro- 
ft.sstJi- ui medicine at the New York Post- 
'jradiiatc Medical School and Hospital from 
i8ip to 1908: was assistant visiting physician 
to Bellevue Hospital of New York City from 
1890 to 1895, has been physician to St. Mark's 
Hospital. New York, since 1805, and since 
1903 consulting ph_\-sician to the Nassau Hos- 
pital. He was surgeon-general of the Sons 
of \'eterans of the United States in 18QJ-93, 
surgeon of the Society of Colonial \\'ars in 
1905. and surgeon of the Society of American 
Wars since 1910. He is the author of "A 
System of Case Records" ( iSS-'i : 'Tviadison, 
her Soldiers" (1890) : "[Materia Medica" and 
"Pharmacology and Therapeutics.'' of which 
seven editions of each have been issued since 
1892: "The Descendants of William Wilcox- 
son.- A'incent IMeigs and Richard \\'ehb" 
(tSoV) : "Manual of Fe^■er Nursing" (two 
editions since 1904) ; "Practical Medicine" 
(three editions since 1907) : and a contribu- 
tor to Gould's "Year Book of ^^edicil^e," 
and of some four hundred medical and his- 
torical paper*, published in tlie Jiiicricr.n 
Journal of Medical Scitiicc. of which he 
was the therapeutic editor from 1891 to 1908, 
also in Amcricai; McdicihC, the Medical 
Knes, -Yt'Ti' York Medical Journal and 
other periodicals. He \va5 a member of the 
revision commission of United States Phar- 
macy. 1900-10. of v,-hich he was also vice- 
chairman, and '.'ice-president of the conven- 
tion. He i< a member of the American Thera- 
peutic Society, of which he was president, 
1901-02, and chairman of the council since 
1902: a fellow of the American Academv of 
IMedicine, of the American Association for the 
.Aflvancement of Science, and of the Harvard 
Medical Society, of which he has been presi- 
dent. He is vice-president of the Societ\- of 
Medica! Jurisprudence, the Pennsyi'.ania S >- 
tiety of the ^^'ar of 1812. and vice-presi'!ent 
general in tlie General Societv. nr.d an oftioer 
of several of thie local societies He is a 
member of the Medical Association of the 
Greater City of New "York, of v.-hich he has 
bee'n presirlcnt since lOOO. the association of 
Military Surgeons, the Harvard ^Jedical Al- 
umni Association. t!ie New York Soctet\' of 
Colonial Wars, the New Ynrl Commanrlerv 
of the Americati Wav-. the Ne'.\' York Societv 
Sons of tlie Revi-.hition, the IMilitarv Order of 
the Loyal Legion, and of the Metropolitan 
Gub and of the Army and Na\-\' Gul). of 
New York. Dr. W'ilcox is an Episcopalian 
in rclieion and an independent in politics and 
is not married. 

(The Wehb Line). 

(1) Richard Webb, tlie immigrant ances- 
tor, came from Dorsetshire, England. t;> 
Cambridge, l\iassachusetts in 1626, tlience to 
Boston, where he was made a freeman in 
1632. In 1635 he removed to Hartford. Con- 
necticut. He settled in Norwalk, Connecticut, 
in 1650, and removed subsequently to Stam- 
ford. Connecticut, in 1655. ^^^ ^^^^'^ there 
January I, 1676. Lie was a deputy in 1655- 
He married Elizabeth, sister of John Greg- 
ory, died January 24. 1680. Children: Jo- 
seph, died 1685 : Richard, born 1623, died 
[March 15. 1656; Caleb, died May 24, 1704: 
]Mary. died September 18. J706: John, died 
May 19, 1670; Joshua, born September 15. 
1660: Samuel, mentioned below; Sarah, mar- 
ried John Marshall. 

(it) Samuel, son of Richard W^ebb, was 
born ^larch 30. 1662. and married Hannah 

. died October 7, 1729. Children: 

Waitstill, born January 6. i(5oi : Samuel, 
mentioned below: Mercy, born April 1 1. 1603; 
Charles. Mari.h 12. 10(^7; Natiianiel. Novem- 
ber Ti. 17110: Mary. January 7. 171^;,'. 

(HI) Samuel (2). son of Sainuel (' I ) 
Webb, wa^ b.irn Noveml^er >'<. I'jyj, and died 
Januarv, 1731. He lived in Slamt\)rii. -nd 
married. December 8. 1720, Abigail Slason, 
born March 8. 1700. died 1760. Children: 
Abigail, born January. 1722; Sanineh men- 
tioned below; Elizabeth. January 16. 17257 
Charles, April 19. 1730, died same day. 

f l\' ) Samui-l' I 3 r, smi . .f Sanniel 12') 
Webb, was born Noven-.ber 14, 172^. a.'ui 
died October, 1762. He lived in Chester, 
Connecticut, and married. 1744. Alary Cat- 
lin. born 1722. died 1770, Children: Sam- 
nel. born 1745: Jemima: Stephen, born 1746; 
?ilary, 1749: Ann; Esther, b'^rn Marcli 13, 
1753. died Ausrust 2. 1S30: Reynold, men- 
tioned below ; Isaac ; James. 

!"\') Reyn-'ihl, son of Sain-.iel ( ^]) Webb, 
was born October 9. 175Q, and died March 
20. 1834. Tie married. November 15. 1787, 
Catherine rarmeie, born June 30, I7:'i8, died 
Jul}' 15. 1S51, He served in ib.c war of the 
revolution: Private. June 2. 1777. dijcharged 
January, 177?. Captain Alartin Kirtland's 
company, Colonel Williain Dougla.s' reginient : 
Sixth Connecticut Line. 1777-1781. Cliildren : 
Samuel Parmeic. born October 24, 1788; Rey- 
nold, mentioned below; Sally, born December 
4. 1792: Catherine. Aprd 20. 170=;; I<aac, 
lanuary t5. t7o8; IMary. .\pril 29, 1801 : Am- 
1-irose. December o. 7^03 ; Aim, March ft, 
1806; William Tones. .'Vpril 11, 1S08. 

Oq^ n-:. Reynold Webb, s^n of Revnold 
Webb, was born Tanuary 3. i7or. and died" 
July I, 185/:',. fie was mu-ician in Capairy 




Zachariah Clarke's coinpan\, Colonel Hlisha 
Sill's royimeiit, July 5-14, i^^i- tie rc-eived 
the degree of M. D. from Yale College, iSiq. 
He was a rrsember of the American I\iedicul 
Association. lie married for his second wife, 
March 8, 1821, Deborah Hopson, dauglier of 
Sergeant Daniel and Millicent Hopson Aleigs, 
born May 24. 1797, died December 7, 1859. 
Sergeant Daniel Aleigs was son of Captain 
jelieil Meigs ( ?ee Meigsj. Sergeant Daniel 
Meigs served in the revolution : Sergeant, 
Captain Peter X'ail's company, enlisted April 
10, 1781, served 8 months 20 days; ser- 
geant, Lexington Alarm, 1775. served 5 days. 
His first wife was Cliloe Scranton, died Mav 
19, 1788. Children of Dr. Reynold Webb: 
.Daniel Meigs, born April 6. 1822, died Janu- 
ary I, 1906: Catherine Millicent, born June 
13, 1832, married Colonel \'incent Meigs Wil- 
cox (see Wilcox). 

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(I) \'incent Meigs, the immigrant ancestor, 
born in 1583. came from Rradford, Peverill, 
Dorsetshire, England, to this country, 1637, 
with his family, and was at New Haven. 
Connecticut. He settlerl upon the border of 
the pre'-ent public square in Guilford. Con- 
necticut, in 1638, and later remo\ed to East 
Guilford (now Madison), and settled in 
Hammonasett (upon the spot owned and oc- 
cupied by Dr. Reynold ^\'ebb in 1856). He 

married, in England. Giurchill. He 

died, I3ecemher, iOtS. Children: \"incent, 
born 1600. died December 3, 1700: John, 
mentioned below; Adark. born t6i.;. 

(H) J<>h;i, ;on of \ incent Mci,:-. was l>Trn 
February 28, 1612. and died January 4, 1672. 
He married, in 1632, Tamzin Pry. of \\'ey- 
inoMth. England. He was allotted land in 
East Guilford. March 3. 1653, and was made 
a freeman 1657. Children, horn in East Guil- 
ford: Alary, 1G33. died .-\pril 30. 1703: Con- 
currence, died October g, 1708; Elizabeth, 
born 1645; Tryal, died 1690: John, mentioned 

(HP) John (2'i, son of John (i) Aleigs. 
was born 1640 and died Novemljer 9. 1713. 
in East Guilford. He married ffirst) Alarch 
7, 1665, Sarah, daughter of Wiiliain V.'ilcox- 
son, of Stratford. Siie died November 24. 
1691, he married (second) L_\dia. widow of 
Isaac Crittenden, died December, 1729. Chil- 
dren, born in East Guilford: Sai'ah. Febru- 
ary 14, 1667; John. November 11. 1670: Tan- 
na, mentioned below : Ebenezer, September 
19. 1^75 ; Hannah, February 25. T678: Hes- 
ter November 10, 1680: Alindwell. 1A82. 

(IV) Lieutenant Tanna Are!:r=^. of the Pe- 
East Ardslev, West Riding. York';hire. Eng- 

December 21, 1672, died Decciuber 5, 1739, 
and married, May 18, 1698, Hannah Wiliard, 
of Weth.ersfield, Connecticut . born 1674, died 
January 4, 1750. He was the first magis- 
trate of East Guilford, and deputy in lynj- 
26. Children, born in East Guilford: Jauna, 
August 17, 1694; Joseph, Aiay 14, 1697; Je- 
hiel, mentioned below; Hannah, August 13, 
1703; Return, Alarch 16, 1708; Hester, De- 
ceiuber 19, 1709; Silence and Submit (tnins), 
January 5. 1712, died January, 1712; i"un- 
othy, September 19, 1713; Eunice, October 

(\) Captain Jehiel Aleigs. son of Janna 
Aleigs, was born June 11, 1701, and died 
Alarch 23, 1780, in East Guilford. He mar- 
ried, September 27, 1736, Lucy Eartlett of 
Lynn, Alassachusetts. born 1712. died Decem- 
ber 8. 1800. Children, born in East Gui!f(.>rd : 
Lucy, 1739, died 1740; Lucy, born Septem- 
ber 2t, 1741 ; Jehiel, July 6, 1743: Lucretia. 
July 14, 1745; Daniel, July 24. 1747. Elihu. 
mentioned below; Lovisa, December 31, 1751. 

(VI) Elihu, son of Captain jehiel Meigs, 
was born September 21, 1749. died Septetn- 
ber 9, 1S27, in East Guilford, and married 
Elizabeth Rich, died September i, .'82G. Chil- 
dren, born in East Guilford: Benjamin Hart, 
January 23, 1772: John, mentioned below; 
Lucy, September 28, 1775; Benjamin Hart, 
December 28, 1777; Elilui, January 21, 17S0; 
Lovisa, January 17. 1782; Josiah, Alav 23, 
1784; Edmund, October 3. 1786; Elizabeth, 
Alav 10, 1790; Lucretia. August 31, 1792; 
Bezalecl Ives, August 4, 1794. 

(VII) John (3). son of Elihu Aleigs. was 
born in East Guilford, November 27. 1773. 
and died Au.gust 14, 1848. He married, .\pri! 
2, 1801, Alary, daughter of Captain Timothy 
-and Ann Dudley Field, horn Novem.ber 19, 

1778. died July 28. 1S55. Her mother. Ann 
Dudley, born 1752, died 1819, was great- 
great-great-granddaughter of Governor The- 
ophilus Eaton. Her father. Captain Timothy 
Field, born 1744. died r8i8, married. 1767, 
was the son of Ensign David Field. b<^rn 
1607. died 1770. married T742. widow Abi- 
gail Stone, who died in 1783. Ensign David 
Field was the son of Ebenezer Field, born 
1672. died 1713. married, 1607, Alary Dud- 
ley, who died 1740. Ebenezer Field was t!ie 
son of Zechaviah Field, born T645. '''^d I'^i74. 
married 1668. Sarah Y.'ebb (see WebbK 
Zecliariah Field, the immigrant ancestor, 
was the son of Zechariah Field, born 1600, 
died 1666, married 1741. Alary Stanlev. died 
1670. Zechariah Field i^'as the grandson 01 
Tohn, .\stronomer Royal. He wa=: horn at 
land, and settled first in Dorchester, Alassa- 
quot war, son of John (2) Aleigs, was born 

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chusetts, in 1629, went to Hartford, in 16.V-', 
to Xorthanipton, 2vlas>acliasett<. in IO59. and 
finally settled in Hatfield, M;.iisachusetts, in 
1661. Children of John iieiu^s. born in East 
Guilford. Lovi-a, Jamiarv 5, 1S02, married 
Noveniijer iS, 1824, Deacon Zeiias Wilcox 
(see Wilcox I : David Rich. December i, 1803; 
Edward M., ^vlarch 20, 1805, died August i, 
1867; Mary Ann. born June 6. 1807: Abi2:ail 
Field. May 14. 1809; Emmeline, March 8, 
181 1 ; John ^lorrison, IMarch 15, 1813; I'liza- 
beth, April 9. 1815; Jehiel, Septemlier 24. 
1S17. died Xovember 18, 1842; Timothy Al- 
fred, January 20. 1S20. died April 26. 1904; 
Henry Josiah. born October 29, 182,3. 

Commander Edward Hooker, 

HOOKER United States navy, in a paper 

read before the Hooker gather- 

int;- in August, 1892. gives the fallowing as the 

English ancestry of Rev. Thumas Hooker, 

the American immigrant: 

il) John Hooker was of Devonshire. Eng- 
land. He had a brother Roger, and a sister 
?Tary who married John Russell, of Lcices- 
ter.-hire. Children; John, lived in Somerset- 
shiie: Th.jmas. mentioned below; Rev. Zacli- 
ariah. rector of St. iNtichael's. Cathavs, Corn- 

I H ) Tho!na^. son of John Hooker, was of 
Devonshire. Children ; A daughter, married 
Dr. George Alcock. of Lonil(Mi : Rev. Thomas. 
mentioned below : Dorothy, married John 
Chester, of Leicestershire. 

(HI) Rev. Thomas (2) Hooker, son of 
Thomas I'l) Elooker. was the immigrant an- 
cestor. He ua^ liorn at Marfield, Leicester- 
shire. England. July 7. 15S6. Cotton Mather, 
in his "ilagnalia". says of '"He was born 
of parents tliat were neither unable nor un- 
willing to bestow upon him a liberal educa- 
tion ; whereunto the early lively sparkles of 
wit observed in him did very mucli to en- 
courage them. His natural temper was cheer- 
ful and courteous : but it ^\as accompanied 
with such a sensible grandeur of mind, as 
caused his fi lends, without the h.elp of astrol- 
ogy, to prognosticate that he wa^ born to be 
considerable". Regarding his education and 
conversion. Spracue sav^ : "He wa« educated 
at Emanuel College. Cambridge, of wliich in 
due time he became a Fellow. He'tted 
himself in tlii^; office ^vith such ahilit\- anil 
f-delity as to secure universal res;)cct and ail- 
miration. It was v.hile he was thus employed 
that he became deeply impressed nith the 
importance of eternal realities, and after a 
protracted sea-oii of bitter anguisli of spirit 
he was enabled to submit withoiit reserve to 
the terms of the Gosoel. and thus 'o find peace 

and jo\- in believing. His religious experience, 
in its very connneiicement. seems to have Vjcen 
uncommonly deep and thorough, and no doubt 
it was partly owing to thi^ that lie became 
much distinguished, in after life. ;',s a counsel- 
lor, comforter and guide, to the awak-ened 
and desponding''. He frequently preached at 
Cambridge, and for some time in London and 
vicinity. In 1626 he became a lecturer and 
assistant to the Rev. Mr. Mitchell, at Chelms- 
ford, and among his hearers were noblemen 
and others of higli standing in English society. 
He was accustomed once a }'ear to visit his 
native coimt}- and was once asked to preach 
in the great church at Leicester. One of the 
chief burgesses of the town was greatly op- 
posed to his preaching there, and not being 
able to hinder it. he set per.-ons to fiddling in 
the churchyard, with a view to disturb him. 
But Mr. Hooker was able to retain command 
of his audiences, and at last even the fiddler 
went to the door to listen, and the story goes 
that his conversion followed. In 1630 a Spir- 
itual Court, which, held its sessions at Clielm.s- 
ford, silenced 'Sir. Hooker for nonconformity. 
Although he was in acci:>r<.l with the doctrines 
of the English church, wliere were certain 
forms of worship which he could not practice, 
and on this groiuid he was forbidden to min- 
ister to the people. He continued, ho/wever. 
to live near Chelmsford, and was emploved in 
teaching a scliool at Little Eraddow. having 
John Eliot, afterwards the famous Indian 
Apostle, in famil}' as an usher. .\ petition 
signed bv forty-seven ministers of the. Estab- 
lished Church v.-as sent to tlie Spiritual Court, 
asking to have ?\lr. Hooker re-established, bui 
it did no good. After a short residence in 
retirement under the patronage of his friend, 
the Earl of Warwick, he deteririined to seek 
a home in Holland, ami his ^teps were watched 
by his persecutors, and he was followed e\en 
to the shore, but the ship firirtunatelv got orT 
shore before his pursuers arrived. Mr. Hor.ilcer 
remained in Flolland three years, and ^\■as at 
first employed as an assistant of ^Ir. Paget at 
Amsterdam. On accomit of a misunderstand- 
ing with him. Mr. Ho<.iker removed to Delft, 
and was associated with Rev. ]Mr. Forbes, a 
.Scotch minister. Twn years later he accep.'ed 
a call to Rotterdam to assi.-t Rev. Dr. William 
Ames. Dr. .\n1e3 is said to have rem:;rked 
that iie ne\>:r met a man equal to l\Ir. Ho.iker 
a> a preaidh;r .;r a learned disputant. 

Mr. Hooker decided to go to Xew England, 
but ^vished to return to England first, as the 
times were sujiposed to be somev.hat m.ire 
tL'lerant. On his arrival there he found, 
however, that his enernies >.', ere still active, and 
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liis departure for New Euglaiul. He ktt Eng- 
land about the middle of July. 1033. ironi the 
Downs, on tiie ship "Grit'tin". ^uch was his 
peril that he and friend. 'Mr. Coitun. were 
obliged to remain concealed r.ntil the ship was 
well out to sea. He arrived at Boston, ^lassa- 
chusetts, September 4. 1633, and on October 
II was chosen pastor of the church at Xew- 
ton (Cambridge I. He remained here to the 
great satisfaction of the [leople for two and 
one-half years. In June, 1630, he joined the 
company of those who went to make a settle- 
ment at Hartfonl. C'^nnecticut, and from this 
time was identitied with alnio-t all the im- 
portant public movement? of the colonv. He 
was one of the moderati^rs of the first Xew 
England Synod held at Cambridge, in the 
case of the celebrated .\nne Hutchnisim. He 
published many bookv and sermons between 
1637 and his death. He fell a victim of a vio- 
lent epidemic disease, and died July 7, 1647, 
a great luss to the community. 

E'ev. Thomas Hooker, according to family 
tradition, married a sister of John Pym. wh.o 
was an intimate friend. Children: i. Rev. 
John, settled in the Estabhshed Chu'-ch in 
England. 2. Joanna, born about ibi'i. <lied 
1646. 3. Mary, born about 1618. 4. Sarah, 
married Rev. John Wilson. 5. Daugliter. n^ar- 
ried and became a widow. 6. Samuel, men- 
tioned helov,-. 

(I\') Rev. Samuel Hooker, son of Rev. 
Thomas (2"i Hc'oker, was'born in 1633. and 
was educated at Harvard College, graduating 
in 1^163. He succeeded Rev. Roger Xewton. 
his brother-in-law, and was second pastor of 
the church at Farmington. Connecticut, where 
he was ordained in July. 1661. He wa; on a 
committee of four in 1662 to treat with the 
•Xew Ha^-en coL ^ny in reference to the pro- 
posed union with Connecticut under one col- 
onial government. All of the descendants of 
Rev. Thomas Hooker bearing the surname 
Elooker are also his descendant^;. He was a 
Fellow of Harvard, and (ii account of his 
earne=tness and piety was called "the fervent 
Hooker". He had the habit of committing 
his sermons to memnrv. and was a powerful 
and effective preacher. He died at Farming - 
t'">n Xovember o. idiy. 

He married. September 22. 1O5S. Mary \\"i\- 
Ictt. born at F'lymouth, May 4, 1643. (ia'i-:h- 
ter of Captain Thomas W'illett. of Swansea. 
Mas'^acliusetts. afterward Seeknok. Rhode 
Island. Her mother was }J.iry (Brown ) W'il- 
lett. Marv Hooker married fsecond) .\u- 
Ciist TO. 1703. Rev. Thopiias Ruckini^iiam. of 
Saybrnok, C^'nnecticnt. Chiliiren: i. Dr. 
Thomas, born Jtme to. io^o. -'. Samuel. May 
22, 1661- 3. William. May 11, i6''-.3, mer- 

chant at Farmington. 4. Joh.n, Februar\- 20. 
i(:.04-65, mentioned below. 5. Hon. Janie-. 
Cctolier 2j. Tboit, resided at Guilford. Con- 
necticut. 6. Roger, September 14, i(;w;>S. died 
unmarried, 1697-9S; resided at Hartford. 7. 
Xathaniel, Scptemlier 28, 1671. died 171 1. 
8. ]\lary. July 3, 1073, third wife of Rev. 
lames I'ierpunt, 'if Xew Ha\en, and mother 
of Sarah, who married the celebrated Rev. 
Jonathan Edwards. 9. Hezekiah, Xovember 
7, 1675; died 16S6. 10. Daniel, "March 2^. 
1679. II. Sarah, 2\Iay 5, 1081 : married Rev. 
Stephen Buckingham, t>f Xorwalk, 

I \") Hon. Tolm Hooker, si.m of Rev. San.:- 
ucl Hooker, vias born at Farmingttm, F'ebru- 
ary 20, 1664-65, died there February i. 1746- 
47. He was an able, useful and eminent citi- 
zen, and represented that town in the general 
court twenty-four years, 1699-1723. and was 
clerk of the House three sessions and speaker 
six sessions. He was assistant of the prov- 
ince eleven years, 1723-34. and during eight 
vcars of the time was judge of the superior 
court. He married, Xovember 24, 16S7, 
Abigail, daugliter of Captain Jc'lin Stanley 
(or Standleyi. She died February 2[, 1743. 
Children, bcc.n in Farmington: i. Flezckiai'i. 
Octe^ber 14, ii'i88, mentioned belnw. 2. 
Abigail, Z^Iay 25. 1691, died September 30. 
i(j92. 3. Jolin. December 17. 1693. '-'li'^'^'' L"'c- 
cemher 26, 1693. 4- Jolin, of further 
elsewhere. 5. Abigail. January i.t. 1697-S: 
married, m 1719. Xathaniel Hart. 0. Mary. 
[ime II. 1700: married, December 25. 1723, 
Samuel Hart. 7. Sarah. September n. 1702: 
married. January 7, 1724-5, Mathen' Hart. 
8. Jo-eph. Fel'ruar\ 15, 1705-6: died LX^ccn- 
ber 19, 1764. 9. Ruth, April 16, 1708: mar- 
ried. Captain Asahel Strong, of Farmington. 
to. Roger. September 17, 1710: died }i[ay 2^. 


{YD Hezekiah, son of Hon. John .Ho..ker. 
was born at F'armington, October 14. ii;.S'-(: 
died rjecember 18, 1756. He was a fari' 
at Kensington, G'nnecticut. He remo-iei! t'"^ 
Bethlehem Society in \^'oodbury. C'mnect!- 
cut. among the early settlers, and bee tnie :< 
leading citizen there. He married. .Xii.^a;! 
Curtiss, of Stratford. Ciiildren : !. Hezekiah. 

born Octo'ner 

;nanled Ehzabeii 

Stone. 2. lames, January 30, 1720. marr'ed 
Dorothy Parmalee. 3. Josiah. April 2. 1722. 
4. .Vbigail. September 25. 1724. died unmar- 
ried. September 24, 1750. 5. ^xlar). Taru- 
arv 8. 1727, niar.ied. J'me 5, 1755. ^^'a'.t-l;!l 
Goodrich. 6. William. June 20. ]j2''i. mar- 
ried Rachel Waller. 7. Jesse. April 27. 1732. 
died on the same day as her sister Abigail, 
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17, 1750. 9. Asahel, Deceinbcr 13, 1736. men- 
tioned below. 10. Sarah. Alay 30, 1739, mar- 
ried, January 26, 1763, Timothy JiuL-on. 

(Vil) Asahel. son of Ilezekiah Hooker, 
was born December 13, 1736. He was a 
farmer at Bristol, Connecticut. He married. 
February 15. 1759. Anne I'armalee. Children, 
born at Woodbury: i. Ira. March 12, 1760. 
2. Rev. Asahel. August 29, 1762, minister at 
Norwich, Coniiecticut. 3. Cryan. August 5. 
1763, mentioned below. 4. Anne, l-'ebruary 
10, 1767. 5. Levi, Aui,''ust 15, 171 '0. 

(Mil) Bryan, son of Asahel Hooker, was 
born August 5, 1763, in Woodbury, d.ied in 
Bristol, in 1S26. Fie was one of the first 
woolen manufacturers in Connecticut, and was 
very successful in producing fine and service- 
able cloth for men's wear. He built a fine 
house on a hillside in Bristol, on land slopmg 
to the river. He married, in 1804. Mrs. Nancy 
(Lee) Fuller, daughter of William Lee, of 

Bristol, and widow of Fuller, a teacher 

in Hartford. Children; i. Lydia. born 1805. 
married Hon. Cyrus P. Smith, mavor of 
Brooklyn. New York. 2. Nancy, 1809. mar- 
ried William Hill, of Troy, New York; oc- 
cupied the Hooker homestead : in 1890 cele- 
brated her ninetieth birthday with an informal 
gathering of frienu^ and relatives. 3. Br\'an 
Edward, mentioned below. 

(IN) Bryan Edward, son of Bryan Hooker, 
was born in Bristol, January i, 1813, died De- 
cember 9, 1888, of pneumonia. At the acje of 
twelve he attended a school for boys in Farm- 
ington, boarding in the family of Rev. Dr. 
Porter, father of President Porter, of Yale 
College, For a }ear after leaving school he 
was employed in a store, but early engaged in 
the manufacturing business, as his father had 
done. In 1840 he represented the town in 
the legislature, being the youngest member 
there at the time. In 1S44. he removed to 
Hartford and ei\gaged mi bu^ine-s v.-ith Law- 
son C. Ives, the nrr.i being I'.cs. Hooker &• 
Company, woo! mcrchar.t;. In i8'')2 b.e retireii 
from the firm to take v,p the management of 
the Broad Brook Woolen Manufacturing 
Company, of which he became secretarv and 
treasurer. At time the companv was 
heavily in debt, and the business situation most 
discouraging. His abilit}- -.vas shown hv the 
immediate improvement of condition =. and 
the success which came to the company dur- 
ing the twenty-five years under his manage- 

]\[r. Hook'er was a member of tiie Fir;t Con- 
gregational Oiurch of Hartford, and acti\e in 
church work. L'nder the p.a^torate of Rev. 
Dr. Hawes he was elected deacni, a -id re- 
mained in oiTice twentv-two \ears, when he 

resigned on account of partial deafness, and 
this ditficulty led him to resign from various 
boards of directors. He was the first to prc^ 
I>ose tliat the oftice of deacon should be tem- 
porary and not for life, and that system was 
soon established in the church. For many 
years he had a class of \'oung men in the Sun- 
day school, and he was always promptlv pres- 
ent at nine o'clock, the opening Iv^ur. In 
politics he was a Republican, and the last time 
he left his home he cast his vote for General 
Harrison for president. ^Ir. Hooker was 
strictl}- honorable, and all shams were abhor- 
rent to him. He was liberal and magnanimous, 
and ever thoughtful for others. He was con- 
scientious to the last degree, and, even when 
he could not hear a word of the sermon was 
always in his accustomed place in church. 

He married (first) Maria Robbins William.s, 
of Rocky Hill: (second) Martha Huntington 
Williams, daughter of Solomon Williams. 
Children: i. Edward Williams, born Octo- 
ber 19, 1865, mentioned below. 2 Robert' 
Himtington. April 21, 1867, died Mav 21, 
1874. 3. Tl-.omas Wi'liams, May 10, 1871. 

(N) Hon. Edward Williams Hooker, son 
of Bryan Edward Hooker, was horn at Hart- 
ford, October 19, 1865. He attended the pub- 
lic schools, and graduated from the Plartford 
high school in the class of 1885. He began 
his career in the employ of the Broad Brook 
Woolen Manufacturing Company, of which 
his father was treasurer and general manager 
for forty years. He learnefi the various ope- 
rations of woolen manufacturing, and b.ecame 
a practical carder, sorter, spinner, weaver and 
designer. He was with the estabiishment in 
various positions of responsibility for ten 
years, and until the business was purchased 
by the present owners, Ogden & Brook. Islr. 
Hooker then became secretary and treasurer 
of the Perkms Electric Switch ]\Ianufacturing 
Company, ser\-ing for four years, and resign- 
ing to enter into partnership with \\'illiam R. 
Penrose in the general fire insurance business, 
havmg the agency of the Commercial Union, 
Palantinc and the New York Underwriters, as 
well as other companies. In 1896, ^Ir. 
Plooker was elected to the general assembly 
from Hartford, and was appointed chairman 
of the banking committee, w'.iich secured the 
enactment of many in-:portant measures. He 
was elected mayor of Hartford for two i-ears 
in April, 1908, and liis administration vas suc- 
ce>sful and creditable. In November, 1910, 
he was elected state senator from the second 
district. He is an active member of the F'irst 
Cluirch of Christ of Hartford (Congrega- 
tional), and was chairman for a number of 
years of the business comm'ttee. He is also a 

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iiieinber of the board of minaqenicnt of the 
Hartford Hospital, the [lartford I liculooical 
Seminary, and is active in vaii<uis oiher !xne- 
volent and cthicational institutions. Jle was 
a member of Company F, First RcL;unent, 
Connecticut National Guard, and was major 
of the \'cteran Dattalion of the City Guard. 
He is quartermaster with rank of captain on 
the stat'f of the Goxernor's Foot GuariL He 
is a member of La I'ayette Lodsje of Free 
Masons ; of Pythagarus Chapter, Royal Arch 
Masons; of Wolcott Council. Royal and Select 
Masters ; of Washington Commandery, 
Knights Templar: of the Consistory, thirty- 
second degree; and of Sphynx Temple. Mys- 
tic Shrine. He is also a member of the I'iene- 
volent and Protective Order of Elks of Hart- 

Mr. Hooker married, November 12, 18S9, 
IMan,- r^ lather Turner, born February 2r). i86i'i, 
daughter of Dr. Charles P. Turner, and grand- 
daughter of iNIajor Roland Mather. Children, 
born at Hartford : Rosalie. September 26, 
1892 ; Roland Mather. September 10, 1900. 

(VT) John (2) Hooker, son 
H00I-:ER of J.Mni ( i) Hooker, was born 
March 6. 1695-6. at Farm- 
ington, and married. July 4, 172S, Tvlercy 
(Alary) Hart, daughter of Deacon Thomas 
and Mary ( Thompson) Hart, of Kensington, 
Connecticut. She was born at Kensington. 
September 29, 1703, and died there 17S2. 
He was justice of the peace, and a prominent 
and active man in the business of the town. 
He died at Kensington, August 3, 1766. 
Children, born at Kensington: John, i men- 
tioned below) : Scth, born December 8. 1731 ; 
Ashbel, April iS, 1737: Elijah, Ajiril 12, 

174'''- . 

(VH) John (3I, son of John (2) Hooker, 
was born at Kensington. ]\iarch 19, 1729-30, 
and graduated frntu Vale College. 1751. He 
was ordained at Northampton, [Massachu- 
setts, December 5, 1753. and was settled there 
for twenty-four years, until his death of small 
pox, February 6. J777. He married. Decem- 
ber 10, 1755. Sarah, daucrhter of John and 
Mary (Pratt) Worthincrton. of Springtield. 
She was born Tanmry 27. 1732, at Springtield. 
and died at Northampton. April 5. 1817. 
Children, born at Northampton : Mar;.-. Sep- 
tember to. 1756; Sarah, January 30, 1757: 
Setli, October 26. 1759; John Tmentioned be- 
low), August or October S. 1761 : Luc\ . bap- 
tii:ed .August in, 17614, died June 30. 1706: 
^^'i!liam. November 26. 1766: Thotnas. May 
20. 1770; John \\'ortliington, Ijapti/ed .-Vpril 
12, 1772; Lucy. Julv 16, )775. 

(VHI) John f4~l, son of John (3) Hooker. 

was born at Northampton, Augu.-t or October 
8, 1761, ana graduated from Yale College, 
17S2. He settled at Springfield, anil became 
a lawyer, and judge of court of common pleas. 
He was a deacon of the First CdUgregalional 
Church, and a member of A. B. C. F. M. He 
married. February 9, 1791. Sarah, daughter 
I if Colonel Jusiah and Fli;^abeth ( lUickmin- 
ster ) Dwight (see Dwight). She w a- born 
December 13, 1764, and died at Si.iriiightl'.l, 
September 5, 1S42. Fie died at Siiringlield, 
March 7, 1829. Children, born at Spring- 
field; John. December 15, 1791 : George. March 
^7' 1793; Sarah. C)ctober 16. 1795; Jo-iah, 
April 17. 1706: Elizabeth Dwight. Feljruary 
10. 179S: Mary, September 14. 1799; Rich- 
ard. July 15, 180J, died April 24. 1802: Clar- 
issa. February 11, 1804. died October 8. 1804; 
Worthington. ALarch 13, 1806; Richard (men- 
tioned below ). 

('IX) Rev. Richard Flooker. son of John 
(4) Hooker, was born .April 10. 180S, at 
Springfield. lie attended the public schools, 
and graduated frc^m ^'ale College in tlie class 
of 1827. He studied theology at Princeton, 
New Jersey, and at the Presbyterian Theologi- 
cal Seminary at Columbia, .South. Carolina, 
and settled in the South in the ministry, hop- 
ing that tlie southern climate would benefit his 
health. He preached at Mount Zion. Han- 
cock count}', Georgia, in the Pre-li'.terian 
church, for three years (183S-4I) : at Monti- 
cello, Georgia, for two years (1841-43) : and 
was settled for nine years over the Pre-bv- 
terian church at Alacon, Georgia (1843-52). 
From 1S52 to 1857 he lived in New liaven, 
Connecticut, witli his familv and ^'applied pul- 
pits as occasion required, thougli unable to 
accept a i;ermanent chaige. He \cas a man 
of vigorous powers of mini, good judgment 
and cultivated, taste. He was a clever writer 
and an able preacher. He spoke usually with- 
out notes. He died at New Ha-\-en. Decem- 
ber 19. 1857. fie married. Jul\- 15. T8_Lfi, 
Aurelia. daughter of James and Susan 
(Breed) Dwight (see pa.^e 5). born Jul\- 31, 
1816. at New Haven, died January 2^. 1S74. 
Like her mother, she was a woman of great 
energy and spirit, of strong con\-icti'jns and 
intellect an'] mural character. Th.e follow- 
ing was written f'lr the .\';-:v' fluz-iH Falla- 
oi'iin b\- Professor Nr;ah Porter, of Yale Col- 
lege : 

"To all who knew h'T. ll-t un'o iked f^.r rt:nov;iI 
i^ n siunuiiig blow, wliich uill be followed by pro- 
longed sorrow. Thou.ah very sensitive and reiiring 
in dispc^ition. her .'^trencth of mind and of chnrn.cter 
made their impress i'.i every circle in which ^he 
moved. .Slie wns eminently intidligent from read- 
ing-, thouyht and ohiicrvation. and as eminently iip- 
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less, and with her irnnkiies^ made her the delight of 
the friends whom siie trusted, and to whom she was 
free tM tx'iress her tlifuuhtj and fecHngs. She was 
true to her cnnvictio-is and frank in expressing tliem, 
and iip.selHsli in feeling, act and sacrifice. In the ex- 
periences of a ciiecUered life, in wliicli she had a 
fair ihare of bereavement, change and sorrow, she 
was ever the yeneron~ friend of tlic destitnte and 
friendless. To her own family and relatives she 
was a wi5e and sympathizing counselor and a pillar 
of strength. .-\s daughter. ~ister and mother she 
was faithful and affectionate. She was an ardent 
friend and liberal benefactor of the college in which 
she had an hereditary interest and pride. Her last 
years were consecrated to unceasing and excessive 
labors and cares for private and public charity, and 
her generous and ardent sympatiiies for others were 
such at times as to drink up the very springs of 
life. The sharp and sudden attack which brought 
on her death was inade sharper by her intense sym- 
pathj' with the liereavement of a neighboring house- 
hold. All the thou.ght and strength which she could 
command, during a week of distressing struggle for 
life were given to others. Xo one can doubt that 
she has found an open and abundant entrance into 
the eternal kingdom, for which she aspired rather 
than hoped, and that its rest and peace are none the 
less welcome because to her timid and humble 
faith they are in some set a surprise.'' 

(X") Thomas, only son of Rev. Richard 
Hooker, was Lorn in Macon, Georgia, Sep- 
tember 3, 1S49. Ik- came to New Haven at an 
early age and has lived there since. He pre- 
pared for college at tlie Hopkins School, and 
entered Yale, from which he was graduated in 
the class of iS'So with the degree of A, B. 
He studied abroad for a number of years and 
was for a time instructor in Greek in Yale. 
For many year; hi- iiealth was poor and he 
traveled much. In 1S95 he became a directiir 
of the First Xati'Mial Bank of Xew Haven, 
and in 1002 became first vice-president of that 
institution. Later in the s;une \c.'ir he became 
president of tlie Xew Haven Trust Compan\'. 
In X'ovember. 1909. Jie was elected president 
Club and Ouinnipiack Club wf Xew Haven. 
and soon after retired from tlie presidency of 
the Trust compan>. .For ten years. l!?94-i904. 
he serve<l on the board of edi-.cation of the 
citv of Xew Haven. He is a member of the 
Country Club of Xew Ha\en. the Graduates 
Club and Ouinnipiack Club of Xew Haven. 
In religion he is a Congregationalist, He was 
a '■.•arsitv baseball player when in ^'ale and 
has retained his intere-t in athletics. He mar- 
ried, June 30. i''*74. Sarali. daughter of Sam- 
uel and ^larv Dwight i Schermerhorn ) 
Bowles, of Springfield, born June 6, 1850. at 
Springfield, flied March 10. iooq. at Xew 
Haven, Samuel Bowles was the founder of 
the Spriir^lit'lJ Rt-f-nl'iicau. which for =evera! 
generations lias ra.iktd among tlie lie-t news- 
papers of the cof.ntry. lia\'ing a ti.-.'i"iial vepu- 
tation for its indepeivier.ce an'! ei!t£i>riai abil- 
ity even to the pre-ent day. \ir. Hrx/Ker re- 

sides at 51 Hillhouse Avenue, Xew Haven. 
Children: Aurelia Dwight. horn May j, 1S75, 
died January jy, 1899, uniuarried : Richard, 
born February 20, 1878 ( Vale. 1899 1, Wash- 
ington correspondent of the Springfield Re- 
publican, unmarried: 'I'liruras, July 26. 1882 
(Yale, 1903 I, a lawyer at Xew Haven. 

(The Dwight Line). 

(HI) Captain Henry Dwight, son of 
Captain Tiiunthx' Dwight ' q. \-. ), wa> born in 
Dedham, Deceiidjer 19, 1976. He was a faiiuer 
and trader at Hatfield, Massachusetts, of 
wealth and standing, and was for some years of the ciunty court. The Dwights be- 
came one of the leading families of western 
Massachusetts. He was active in the purchase 
of the territory for the Dedham settlers, es- 
pecially that nr>w coruprising the towns of 
Great Carrington. Sheffield. Egremont, Al- 
ford, etc., in Berkshire, from the Indian pro- 
prietors. In 1726 he, ?iIaior Pynch'~>n of 
Springfield, and Jolin Asliley, of \\estfield, 
were appointed b}- the general court commis- 
sioners under th.e "Act for issuing one hun- 
dred thousand poimds in bills of credit" for 
government purjjoses. He was a liceubcd inn- 
holder in 172S. He married, Augu-t 27, 1702, 
Lydia, daughter of Captain Joseph Hawley, 
of Xorthampton, and Lydia ( M'ar--hiall) Haw- 
ley, born July 7. 1680, die-! April 27. 1748. 
He died ]\Iarch 26, 1732. Children: Brigadier 
General Joseph, born October 16, 1703: Cap- 
tain Seth, August iS, 1707: Dorothy, Sep- 
tember 17. 1709; Lydia, April 25, 1712: .-Vnna, 
.-\ugust 14, 1714 ; Colonel Josiah (mentioned 
below): Captain Edmund. Januarv 19, 1717: 
Ct-lonel Simeon. February iS. 1719: Elisha, 
May 25, 1722: .\nna. Septemlier 24, 1724. 

(I\') Colonel Josiah Dwight. son of Cap- 
tain Henry Dwigiit. was bi:irn at Hatfield, Oc- 
tober 23, 17 15. He graduated at Yale College, 
in 1736. and settled in Springfield, [Massachu- 
setts, He v.'as lieutenant-colonel of nulitia 
and judge of the court of common pleas in 
Hampshire. 1750 to 176S. and previously jus- 
tice of the peace. He was a merciiant. manu- 
facturer of piotash and iron founder. He 
owned some ^.ix')© acres of land, and was an 
energetic, enterprising prosperous man. He 
married, about 1750. Sarah, daughter of Col- 
onel \Villiam and Catherine (Brewer) Pyn- 
chon, born August 14. 1721. died August 4, 
1755. He marriefl (seconil 1 October 17. 1757, 
Eli.-'.abeth Buckminster, of Brookfield, Massa- 
chusetts, born 1731. died March 10. 170S. He 
died September 28. 1768. ' Children, born at 
Springfield, of secofid wife; C'"'lonel Tiiomas, 
October 20, 175,8: Sarah. August 6. 1760, died 
young; Clarissa, iulv 4. r-62: Sarah. De- 



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ccnil)cr 13, 17114, married Wm\. JdIiii Hooker 
{see Hooker). Hon. jojiah. Scjiteniber 17, 

(VI) Captain Tosepl; Hooker. 
HOC)KER sun of John Hooker ( q. v.), 

was born at Farniington, Feb- 
rnary 15, 1705-06. He was a prominent citi- 
zen, captain of the militia. In later years 
he was very corpulent and after he retired it 
was a custom of the local militia to pay their 
respects to the former commander marching 
by his house in review as Captain Hooker sat 
in state upon his piazza. He died at Farming- 
ton. December 19. 1764. He married. January 
23. '^li}'- Sarah, born Alay 8, 1712. at Farm- 
ington. died December 25, 1797, daughter of 
Nathaniel and Abigail (Ashley) Lewis, of 
Farmirigton. Children, born at Farmington : 
Abigail. February 5, 1736; Xoadiah, Au- 
gust 29, 1737; Mercy, January 19. 1741-42; 
Ruth, February Ji. 1743-44; Anna, December 
14. 1749; Joseph. IMarch 30. 1751. 

(\'ir) Xoadiah, son of Captain Joseph 
Hooker, was born at Farmington, August 29, 
1737. died there June 3, 1823. He was an offi- 
cer in tb.e revolutionary war, raised the first 
troops enlisted at Farmington and marched in 
command of a company of one hundred men 
or more, the "very elite of the vicinity." They 
arrix'ed in Boston some three weeks in ad- 
vance of any other enlisted men from Connec- 
ticut. He was commissic-ned captain by the 
colonial assembly and under that commission 
served in several different regiments. In 1776 
he was commissioned colonel by the provincial 
congress or general assembl} of Connecticut 
and served as such to the close of the war and 
was afteruard colonel of the Fifteenth Con- 
necticut Regiment of state militia. He repre- 
sented Farmington in the general assembly 
for nian_\- years, and was prominent and active 
in church and state. He was foi many years 
treasurer of the church and was active in rais- 
ing the funds for building a nevv- church. Fie 
personally inspected every piece of timber used 
in the construction and made a trip on horse- 
back to the state of Maine to order and select 
the shingles. The fact that the shingles lasted 
for fifty years indicates the care he exercised 
in selecting the stock. Fie married. January 
I, I7''i5, Rebecca, born at VCethersfield, Sep- 
tfmlier 7. 1744. died at Farmington. Novem- 
ber 9, i8t6. daughter of ?\Iajor Josiah and 
Mabel (F.elden) Grisivold, of Wethersficld. 
Connecticut. Children, born at Farmington: 
Sarah, October 15, 1765; John. October 24, 
1766; Joseph. October 24. 1766 (twin) ; Sally,. 
November r6. 1767; Lucy, January 16, 1771; 
John, June 21, 1774: James. .^epl ember Ji. 

1777; Abigail, M;iy 2},, 1780; Nancy, Sep- 
tember I, 17S2 (twin); William G., Septem- 
ber :. 1782, mentioned below; Edward, .\pril 

27. 1785- 

(VHI) William Griswotd. son of Noadiah 
Flooker. was born at Farmington. September 
I, 1782. He was educated as a physi- 
cian and settled at ]\Iiddlebury, Vermont, 
where he had a drug store. He owned land 
there, which he sold to Cyrus Porter, of Mid- 
dlebury. He was afterward employed in tlie 
office <A the Farmington canal and later be- 
came treasurer of the New Haven Savings 
Bank at Xew Haven. Connecticut, and con- 
tinued at the head of this institution until his 
death, September 19, 1S50. He married, Oc- 
tober 20, 1807, Melinda, horn October 30, 
1785, died at New Haven, August 28, 1865, 
daughter of David and Anne (Champion) 
Metcalf. of Lebanon, Connecticut. Children : 
John Metcalf, born at Middlebiu-y, October 
2-^. 1809, died at New Haven, April 16, 1S65, 
graduate of Aliddlebury College ; Nancy 
Champion. October 18. 1813; Samuel, men- 
tioned below. 

(IX) Samuel, son of William Griswold 
Hooker, was born at Middlebury, \ ermont, 
June II. 1817, died at White Pigeon, ^lichi- 
gan, July 12, 1852. He married, ^lay 28, 
1844, Lydia Elizabeth (Strong) Baldwin, born 
.August 16, 1816, at !Montpelier. \'ermont, died 
January 2, 1858, daughter of Subell and Lydia 
Ann (Bailey) Strong, of IMontpclier, Ver- 
mont, and widow of Dr. Horatio Marsh Bald- 
win, of Binghamton, New York. Dr. Horatio 
M. Baldwin was a third cousin of Samuel 
Hooker and lived at New Haven. Children : 
\^'i!liam Griswold, mentioned below ; Thomas, 
born January 10. 1848, married Mary Denni- 
son. of Iowa, in 1875. he is manager of the 
Sl'okaiie Cluoiiiilc: Helen: Edward D. ; Ar- 
thur; Flarold. 

(X) ^\'illianl GriswL'ld (2). son of Sam- 
uel Hooker, was born in New Haven. Decem- 
ber 25. 1S45. He atteniied th.e public schools 
of that cit}- and the Hopkins Grammar School, 
later the Edward L. Hart boarding school at 
Farmington. Conr.ecticut. He was a pupil in 
the old \\'est iNIiddle District school in Hart- 
fird, Connecticut. He learned the trade of 
;!rinter in the jirinting office of Case & Lock- 
wood, of Hartford. He enlisted in Company 
.\. Sixteenth Ci:>nnccticpt Regiment of A'ohm- 
teer Infantr\-. Jul/ 12, i8(')2. and was di';- 
charged June 25. 1865 (in his nineteenth 
year I. His regiment was in the Ninth Army 
Corps, Second Brigade. Third Division. He 
took part in the battle oi Antietam and was 
woimded in the .-h.jidvlcr. causing him to be 
absent frcim rhu\- f' v n m->nth. He was at 


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Blackberry raid on tlic i>oiiin--n!a during U\\y, 
1863. and was cajKurcd with hi-^ regiment at 
Plyi'ioutli, North Carolina. Ajjril jo. 1864. 
He was confined in the intaiuous reljel prison 
at Antlersonville. frLiin June to Septenitier 
and was then removed to C'harlestnn. antl later 
to I'lorence, South Carolina. He was ex- 
changed and returned to his regiment four 
weeks before Lee's surrender. He was one 
of the youngest soldiers from the state of 
Connecticut. He is a member of the Second 
Company. Governor's I-'oot (juard of New 
Haven and wa> formerh- ;'. memlx-'r of the 
Hartford City Guard, and of the New Ha- 
ven Grays and was elected lieutenant of tliat 
company, but declined to serve. He re- 
turned to his trade after the war and for a 
number of }ears has been connected with the 
Horton Printing Comiiany oi .Meriden, Con- 
necticut, as secretary and general manager, 
and is well known and higlily resjjected by the 
business world. He is a member of Merriam 
Post. No. S, Grand Army of the Republic, 
and was at une time adjutant oi the post. 
He is a n'.eniber of the First Congregati(.)nal 
Church at Meriden. 

He married. Angus: 31, iSjo. Georgianna. 
born December 22. 1850. daughter of Wil- 
liam and Sarah ( Dennison i W'oodmansee. of 
Mvstic. Cijimecticut. Thev ha\e no children. 

The surname l\"es is derived from 
IVES the name I\er or Ives, Gaelic. 

meaning chief or leader, and the 
family in England doubtless takes its name 
from St. Ives, county Huniington. England, 
or some other locality, thouc:h it may have 
been adopted from a |ier<onal name, as many 
ether surnames have been. Jolm Ives, of 
the .Manor \\'oodno.~, in ( )ringt';in. Norfolk, 
left his estate to his son Thomas, then less 
than twenty years old. The father died Oc- 
tober 2 1, 1568. 

(I) Captain William I\es. believed tn have 
been of the county Norfolk famil>-. was born 
in England, and came to Uo-ton in tiie ship 
"Truelove," in 1635. In 163Q he located at 
Nevv' Haven. Connecticut, his name appearing 
in th.e civil compact. datCi! June 4. I'i;')- and 
in the allotment to the first settler-. He and 
his wife had seats in the meetiuL; hnu-e at 
New Haven in 1646. Children : [o.lm. 
ricd in 1067, Hannah Merriatr,: C.i[itain Jo- 
seph, mentioned below. Pcrhai)- .itlicr-- 

'III Captain Jr.sepii he-, -nn .f (aptain 
William Ives, was born aiiiMit n'-o, < .-un! mar- 
ried Mary Yale. The hi-toi-.- r.t" '■.\'a!linLrf..rd, 
Connecticut, qives the f'.IIiwinu cinldren rif 
■'John an'i Marv." but lolui ';-ii-il H.uu:,'.h 

, and the ch.ildren. should be credited to 

Joseph and Mary: Jolin died 1738, at Meri- 
den; Hannah, married Josei)h Denham : Dea- 
con Joseph : Gideon, of W'allingford, married 
Mary Royce : Nathaniel : Ebenezer : Sanuiel, 
mentii>ned below ; lien jamin. 

(HI) .Samuel, son of Captain Joseph Ives, 
was born in W'allingford, Connecticut, liine 
5, 1606. He married Mary Gilbert. 

(IV) Dr. Levi Ives, son of Samuel and 
]\Iary (Gilbert) Ives, was born at New Ha- 
ven, June 4, 1750, and died there October 17, 
1826. He was a physician and surgeon of 
rare qualifications and wide practice. He was 
a patriot in the revolutioriary days, served in 
the continental army as surgeon, and was at 
Quebec with General Mongomery. He prac- 
ticed at New Haven from 1773 to the time 
of his death. From 1773 to the present day 
there has been at least cine Dr. Ives amonL; 
the leading physicians of New Haven, arid 
since j8oi an "Old Dr. Ives," as the senior 
doctor of this remarkable faniilv has been 
called aftectionately by his patienrs and the 
public. Dr. Ives was an active, conscientious 
and successful physician. v,ho won the repu- 
tation of a public-spirited and patriotic citi- 
zen in troublous times. During the revolu- 
tion he was frequently in active service as 
surgeon to the forces in tlie field. ()iice he 
bore a lientenant's commission in the line dur- 
ing the campaign against General Burgoyne. 

When the British made their wearisome 
and futile expedition from Savin RiDck to 
New Haven, he was one of the hard\- guerilla 
volunteers that maintained a v.'aspi=h resist- 
ance to the slow ad\-ance of the cnem}-, and 
he was not onl\ a surgeon but a sh.arp-liooter 
himself. He married Lydia Augur. 

(V) Dr. Eli Ives, son of Dr. Levi Ive^^, was 
born at New Haven. February 7, 1770. As 
a youth he was studious and earnest. He fit- 
ted for college partly through his o\vn ex- 
ertions and partly under the tuition of Dr. 
.-Veneas ^ilunson and Rev. A. R. Robbins of 
Norwalk. Connecticut. He entered Yale Col- 
letre and was graduated in the class of I7'r/- 
Professors J. L. Kingsley and ?\toses Stuart 
were classmates. He was for two years rec- 
tor of the Hopk-ins School of New- 
Haven. He declined the tutorship offered to 
him in Yale College, and proceeded to -tud-- 
medicine under the instruction of his fatiier 
and Dr. Aeneas Mun'^on. a physician Mf un- 
usual attainments in botany and rhcmi-try. 
He attended lectures under Drs. Rush and 
Woo-ter in Philadelphia, and in 1801 becan 
to practice in New Haven in association wiri; 
his honored father. He achieved a v->tr.l'e 
success in practice from the outset. He was 

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an influential factor in the establishment of 
the Vale Medical School in 1813. and became 
one of the first five instructors, as assistant 
professor of materia niedica and botany, con- 
ducting al! the duties of that department for 
a period of sixteen years. He devoted much 
time and labor to the making of a botanic 
garden, which was located on the present site 
of the Sheffield Scientific School. In 1829 
he was transferred to the department of 
theory and practice of medicine, and contin- 
ued in this chair until he resigned in 1852 on 
account of age and infirmity. During the 
thirty-nine years in which he was a teacher 
in the Yale .Medical School he had in his 
classes more than fifteen hundred students. 
He had the advantage in youth of being the 
son of a learned and able ph\sician, and he 
began his career with a thorough and practi- 
cal knowledge of medicine and a good general 
education. He was versed in Latin and Greek 
and ranked well in college. When he was 
biu twenty-three years old he was honored 
by his selection as the Phi Beta Kappa orator. 
He spoke on botany and chemJstry. He had 
the additional advantage of studying under 
Rusli. Shipjjen, Wistar and llartnn, at the 
University of Pennsylvania, then the best of 
their profession in this country. He was 
given the degree of '.\I. D. causa honoris, by 
the Connecticut ]\Ieuical Society. Though his 
practice was large, he was not strict in liis 
business methods and he was satisfied with 
modest fees when he miglit have acquired 
wealth. His skill in the use of inedicine 
showed a '.\ide acquaintance with flrugs not 
then generally known, and he was always a 
leader in study and practice. He and his 
eldest son. Dr. N. B. Ives, in 1832 applied 
chloroform, discovered by Samuel Guthrie of 
Sacketts Plarbor. and described in the Journal 
of Science that year, but just failed of dis- 
covering its properties and usefulness as an 
anaesthetic. He was a member of the con- 
vention of physicians that framed the first 
United States Pharmacopeia in 1S20. and ten • 
years later at the next meeting of the con- 
vention he was the presiding officer. He was 
vice-president of the Connecticut Medical So- 
ciety, 1824-27, and in 1861 was presitlent of 
the American ^ledical Association. He was 
a candidate for lieutenant-governor of Con- 
necticut oti the Anti-Masonic ticlcet in 1831. 
He was simple in his tastes and li\ed nkiinly. 
It has been said that his face was a plain in- 
dex of his character, showing a charmincr 
cntTibination of benevolence, shrewdness and 
simj>licitv and often lighted with mirthful- 
ness. He enioved the nriviloge and happiness 
OT a serene and beautiful old age. clo.^eh" sur- 

rounded and consulted by two sons and one 
grandson, all engaged with conspicuous suc- 
cess in the practice of metlicine. He was ten- 
der and generous in disposition - and made 
many ..friends among all ages and classes. 

He was a man of varied intci-ests, 1. >\in.g 
horticulture and agriculture especially, and 
was president of the horticultural and p(Mno- 
logical societies. Pie was an earnest promo- 
ter of the Sheffield Scientific School. He 
sought after the truth, it has been said, in all 
its forms, and recognized the common bond 
which connects arts and sciences. He re- 
ceived many diplomas and degrees from insti- 
tutions of learning in this country and abroad. 
He possessed a retentive memory, clear in- 
sight and profouiid knowledge of many 
things. He had the courage to undertake bold 
treatment in desperate cases. In all the walks 
of life he was thoroughly honorable and up- 
right. He was one of the founders of the 
New Haven Medical Association, and w-as 
active in the State Medical Societv . When 
an old man. he was president of the National 
Medical Association. He was an earnest op- 
ponent of slavery, and an advocate of total 
abstinence, when his position on both issues 
wa-; extiemely unpo;;nlar. Pie joined the 
North Congregational Church in 1808. and 
was a prominent memlier for many vears. 

He married. Septeml;er 17, 180=,. ^.ta- 
ria. daughter of Dr. Nathan and Marv 
(P"'helps) Beers. Her father was an adjutant 
in the revolution, and had charge of Andre 
the night before his execution. Dur- 
ing that time Major .Andre drew a pen por- 
trait of himself and gave it to '\[t. Beers. 
This interesting heirloom is now in the Vale 
Art Gallery. Dr. Ives died October 8, iS6r. 
Chili'.ren : Levi, and Nathan I^ieers. both men- 
tioned below. 

(VI) Dr. Levi Ives, son of Dr. Ives, 
was born July 13. 1816, at New Ha'.en. He 
attended the Hopkins Grammar School, and 
took a partial course in Yale College. He be- 
gan the study of medicine under his father's 
instruction and entered Yale Aledical School, 
from wdiicli he graduated in the class of 1838. 
He was an interne at Bellev'ue Hospital for a 
year and a half, ami then began to practice 
medicine at New Haven in associatinn with 
his fatlier and brotlier. Tiie fame ct the fa- 
ther and grandfatlier did not siilTcr at his 
liands. Pie made obstetrics a specially. ;.nd 
had a very large practice. V.^ith -i n Ici'bted 
natural skill, quick in judgment, of good 
sense and genial disposition, he won tb.e liearts 
as well as the confidence of his patients. Aft- 
erward he widened his field of iMactice and 
iiecame consuhinE;' ijlnsician and -.irgeon In 

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the Connecticut State Hospital. He was a 
member of the New Haven Medical Societ}'. 
of which he was at one time presilciu : injm- 
ber of the Connecticut ?\Jeflical A--rci-ition 
and the American Medical Associati('n. to tiie 
conventiotis of which he was often a dele- 
gate. He belons^ed to the .\nierican Acad.emv 
of Arts and Sciences. He married, in June, 
1841, Caroline, daughter of I'dijah Sliiemaker. 
of Wyoming- \'alley, Pennsylvania, ,!4ran<!^on 
of Elijah, t'lie of the victims of the horri'l 
massacre. Tlieir only child was Robert, born 
April 1S42, graduate of Yale, A. M. and 
M. D.. deceased. 

(VI) Dr. Nathan Ives, son of Dr. 
Eli Ives, was born at New Haven, June 26, 
1806, died there June iS, 1869. He was edu- 
cated at Yale College, receiving the degree of 
A. P.. in 1825 and .M. D. in 1828. He began 
to practice medicine in 1828 at the age of 
twenty-two _\ears, and continued until dis- 
abled by ill health during his last years. As 
the fruit of his lifetime of industry an^l a 
token of his ability in his profession he left 
an ample estate, liiuch larger than had ever 
before been accumulated in the practice of 
medicine in New Haven. For a good many 
years it was admitted that he took the cream 
of the business in his profession, and although 
he was naturally envied by his younger or le-s 
fortunate fellow practitioners, none ■^ai'l or 
felt that his success was unmerited. "Hi-; per- 
ceptive faculties were naturally keen and his 
management of his resources "showed unusual 
tact. He devoted himself to his professional 
duties and to the welfare of his patients witli 
a singleness of purpose wdiich can spring 
only from the genuine fitness of a man f'lr 
his calling. Rarelx- dirl he enter a household 
as a physician w itliont becoming permanently 
bound to it as a friend. He had a vivid en- 
joyment of good coiupany and, brigh.t conver- 
sation, in which v.itl-i his natural vivacity of 
temperament he always bore an active part. 
There always seemed a certain fitness in it 
that these gifts should te l.dced in a <h.->rt. 
slight, alert figure." "Ilis scud", as old Ful- 
ler says, "had bu.t a small diocese to visit " 
"It was related ci him a-; a ch.ild that lie 
climbed the of a great ^tranionium 
weed among the herbs of hi■^ father's wonder- 
ful garden." For many years lie gave pri- 
vate instruction to medical students, but ne\er 
consented to become an instructor in the med- 
ical school. Tie married Sarah iM.dqer. 

(MPi Dr. Charles Linneus lve<. ..nlv child 
of Dr. Nathan Peers Ivcs. was burn in .\'cw 
Haven, June 22. 1S31. He attend., d t'.ie pul)- 
lic schi.ils of his native cirv. 'Sale (.'>)lleire. 
and studied medicine iu Philade!plii:>.. In 

Yale, in the professional schoul and in the 
great hospitals of New York Cit\ , he had 
the best opportunity America could attjrd 
to prepare him. for his life work. "During 
the period of preparation, as throughout his 
life, it was characteristic of him that what- 
ever his hand found to do he did it with his 
might. There was a bright alacrity in his wav 
of work and living and, if natural ze^t ever 
failed to attract him, an inexorable sense of 
duty always stood ready to supply miorive 
power. He was a devoutly religious man 
with an intense feeling of responsibility 
himself and for other people by which rather 
than by considerations of expedienc-i- or com- 
fort he was actuate, 1. Pie had a curioiislv rn- 
hesitating way of attacking situations which 
men are apt to fight shy of, as being knotty 
and tmproductive or involving troublesoir.e 

Dr. Ives was in his thirty-eighth year when 
he was appointed professor of tlie theorv and 
practice of medicine in Yale Medical School. 
He had been in active general practice in as- 
sociation v.-ith Ids father in New Haven f-.r 
thirteen years, and had gained a large share 
of the respect and confidence of his profes- 
sional fellows, as well as that more common 
favor which makes itself manifest in the 
length of a doctor's visiting list. "To his in- 
tercourse with his pupils, accortlingly. he 
brought a considerable wealth of observation 
and experience as well as that nati\e enthu- 
siasm which was one of his most striking 
traits. It is a trait which greatly endears a 
teacher to his pupils, an ekkr to his juniors. 
Sharp statements, if not of' fact, at Ica-t of 
opiniiin, with no trimming or qualifications, 
are apt to stick fast in the mind, easy to 1 't 
d'lwii in the notebook — the-^e are the deligiit 
'"'f the learner, especially in medicine, v,-here 
as yet too many regions in which of neces- 
sity he w^anders darkling. That agnosticism 
in therapeutics, wdiich vcas somewiiat fash- 
ionable for a while not long since, and which 
, its apostles seemed to regard v.dth ci~>mp;a- 
cence as a m.ark of intellectuai su['erioritv iias 
never prevailed at New Haven. Dr. Ives at 
least was free from it — it Y>as foreign to his 
nattire to be lackinir in pi-'sitive convictions en 
any subject to wi'dch he turned his serious 

From his youth he had a constant nni^rsle 
against ill health, and five vears after he '■.a; 
chosen professor he had to resici'n frr this 
reason. On the same account he gave up his 
practice, but afterward he accepredi the pro- 
fessorship of rliseases of the nervous system 
in the Merlical i-'choo! .-if the I.'ni'.crsity o£ 
New \'ork-. zr.v] \Acnt to Europe to iPa'.-.e a spe- 


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cial study of the subject. Owing to contin- 
ntil iii iK-alih. hi )wever, he was never able to 
enter u\K>n the uucies uf this position. In la- 
ter years he found conijenial occupation in the 
prei>aration of a book, entitic.l "The Dible 
Doctrine of the Soul," embodying the result 
of theological studies, to which he was for a 
long time addicted. He died at New Iia\en 
March 21. 1879. He was a member of the 
New Haven Medical Society, the Connecticut 
^kledical Societw and the American [Medical 
Association. He married, June 20. i860, Eliz- 
abeth \\'atson Salter, born in New Haven, 
December 27. 1833. daughter of Cleveland 
Jarnian Salter, granddaugh.ter cf IDaniel Sal- 
ter of Tiverton. England, who settled at New 
Haven. Her mother was Eliza (Cotton) Sal- 
ter of Hartford. They had no children. ]>Irs. 
Ives resides at 66 Trumbull street. New Ha- 

The surname \\"ads- 
WADS\\'(.'RTII worth is derived from 

the .\nglo-Saxon -word. 
^^'alde^worth, meaning \\'ood's Ci>urr, and 
from very ancient times has been in use in 
^'orkihiie, England, where it is still common. 
The surname \\'alworth had the same origin. 
The only coat-of-arms of W'adsworth is of 
the Yorkshire family and is described : Gules 
three fleurs-de-lis stalked and slipped argent. 
Two immigrants of the family, probably 50ns 
of Thoma? \\'adswGrth, came fr^m England 
to America in the early settlement, Chri-:to- 
pher and William, mentioned below. Tlie Bi- 
ble that Christopher brought with him i^ still 
preserved in the C'ov.-le^ family of Hartford. 
He settle! in Duxhury. [Massachusetts, and 
became a pnimineut citizen. 

ill William Wadswiirth came with, liis 
brother Cliristcjpher in tlie ship "Lion." land- 
ing at Boston. Sunday, September 16, 1632, 
after a \oyage of tv.elve weeks. It is believed 
that he I'.ere earlier and. rcfnned to 
England. He was bcrn about i6oo Tic was 
adniirted freeman of Afassachu<ett^ \'',:iv Col- 
ony. November 6. 1633. He settled in Cam- 
bi'idge and when the town 'A'as organize 1 he 
was elected to the first boar'i .-if selectiiun 
and served in 1634-33. Erom Cami_'rid.c;e he 
crime to Hartf.ird, Connecticut, in the T look- 
er company and lived tliere the remainder of 
his days. He died in 1675. He \va= among 
the more wc;!ithy an.i substantial proprietors 
"f tlie town. lie was collector ni 1637. se- 
lectman, 1642-47, and active in church .-md 
>trife af-fair~. His house lot wa- co-evt(.i>.->i\'e 
v.'ith the iiresent Sv^uare bounded by Asvlum, 
Trumbul! and \^■est Pearl streets. ;aid ;he road 
to the river and continued in the faniih' until 

1773. when it went into the. hand'^ of George 
and William Burr, relatives. lie married 
I seKjiid j Elizabedi, d.iiiLjiiler of Rev. Sanuiel 
Stinie. Children of lir^t uife: Sar.'di. 111, .r- 
ried John Wilcox; William, died in intanc\-; 
[\lary, married Thomas Stoughton ; l"hn, 
mentioned below. Children o,f second wiie: 
Elizabeth, born 1645; Samuel, 1:646; Joseph, 
captain, immortalized in history by his exploit 
in hiding the colonial charter in the Cliarter 
Oak; Sarah, 1650; Thomas, 1651; Rebecca, 

(II) John, son of \\'illiam ^^'ads\\orth. u'as 
horn in Hartford. He was an earl\- settler 
of Farniington, Connecticut, where he resided 
until his death. His widow Sarah survived 
him. He was one of the most prosperous 
and intl'.iential citizens. In -1669 of eig'uv- 
fi3ur taxable estates his was tliird with a \-alu- 
ation of one hundred and eight} -tiiree pounds. 
He was sergeant of the military compau}-, and 
member of what was later called the state 
senate. He was present Avhen his brother, 
Captain Joseph, concealed the charter. He 
married Sarah Stanley, born at Hartford. 
Ciiildren: Sarah, born 1657: Samuel, i66o: 
John, 1662: Mercy, 1665; William, mentioned 
below; Nathaniel, 1677: James (twin), 1677; 
Thomas, 16S0: Kezekiah. 16S3. 

(III) William (2), son of John Wads- 
worth, was hoj-n in 1671, died in 1751. He 
represented Farmington in tlie general assem- 
bls from 1718 to 1740. He married ffirst), 

1696, Abigail Lewis, who died in 1707. He 
married ('second), 1707. Sarah Fjunce. ChJl- 
dren, born at Farmington; WiUiaia. born 

1697. die.! \oung : ^iar}-, 1700; Hannah, J701 ; 
.\bigail, 1702: Ezekdel. 1704; William, men- 
tioned below. 

ilV) WilHam (3). son of William (2) 
^\'adsworth, was born in 1709, died 1769. Fie 
li%ed in Farmington. He married, in 1740, 
Ruth Hart. Children, horn in Farmincit'in : 
William, I7;2; Amabel, mentioned below; 
Gad, 1743; Ezekiel. 1746. died 1748. 

( \' ) Asahel, son of William (t,) Wads- 
■>\Mrtli, was born at Far;ui!;L:'ton, 1743. died in 
1X17. Fie married (first) Mcrc\ U'oodrniT. 
wlv died in iSu.- He married (second) 
Hannah \\'adswni-th. whi> dii-d in (81'-^. a::e ; 
-i\ty-one, daugliter o[ Nithr.rdel \\'ad-'vort'n. 
jr. Children, born at Farmiucjton : [Mamia. 

b'-'rn 176S. d'ed 1791 : Ruth, manned 

W'ashburn and went to X'ermont ; Thomas 
Flare, mentioned below. 

(Yl) Th.o:nas Hart, son of .\sahel Wad- 
woith, was born at Farmincjton. 1771. died 
in 1853. He married (first) Sarah. N'.irth. 
who dieil in i8oq; (second), in 1S12. Elizii- 
beth Rowe. Children, born at Farmin,Q:on . 

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Anna Deininp;. 1805, died young': r^Iarciis 
North. ihVVi; Lucy, 1808: Winthrop Alaiina, 
mentioned below; Adrian R., 1S14: Elizabetli 
A., married Rockwell. 

(\'I1) W'intl-ii-iin Manna, ion of Tnonias 
Hart \\"adswortb. was born at Farmin'.rton. 
November 2y. iSij, died Xo\eniber ^4, 1S91. 
He was educated in the pnblic schools. He 
owned the lioniestead which has been in the 
family since 1682. He was a well-to-do and 
prominent farmer, at one time president of 
the State Dairymen's Association, ar.d presi- 
dent of the Farmington Creamery Corpora- 
tion, tb.e t'lrst of its kind in Xew Englan'i: 
president also of the Union Agricultur;d So- 
ciety, comprising the farmers of five towns. 
for fifteen years. He was a charter member 
of the Farmers Savings Banlc, whicii now 
has inore than two million dollars in de- 
posits. He represented the town in the gen- 
eral assembly. He married. Deceniber Ji. 
i85,v Lucy .\nn \\'ard. who died Februan- 
to, 1883. Children, born at "Farn.iington : 
Ward M.. 18^4; Adrian R., mentioned below; 
Harry H.. 1857: Frederick A.. 1S5S: Frank 
H., 18^0; Isabella, died in infancy; George 
B., 1864' 

(VHI ) Adrian R.. son of Windin .p Manna 
Wadsv/orth. was born in 1855 at Farmington. 
He attendeil Deacon Hart's Academv at 
Farmington. PVcf ;ssor Camp's School at Xew 
Britain and graduated from the Sheffield Sci- 
entific School of Yale Uni\ersit\- in the class 
of iSSo. Ho followed the profession of en- 
gineering and in 18S2 was citv snrvevnr of 
Shamokin. Pennsylvania. In 1S83 he wa? 
in the employ of the Clark Bridge Company 
in \'irginia and practiced both civil and min- 
iiig engmeering in Minne-ota. He returned 
afterward to his native town and iij]lo\> ed 
farming and civil engineering. He was a 
prime mover in rirgauizinc: the Farmington 
Water Comiiany. of which he is secretary anil 
treasurer. He is also secretary and treasurer 
of the T'"armington Creamery Company, one 
of the oldest anii mo^r pro>perous in Xew 
England. He was jjre'-ident if t!ie State 
Dair} men's Associatirin for two years. He 
is secretary and treasurer -of the Connecticut 
Association of Civil Engineers. Flo repre- 
sented his town in the general assembiv in 
1897 and v.a? l:ouse chairman of tiie com- 
mittee on contingent expense^ ami forfeited 
rights. In 1800 he was on th.c com.niittee on 
roads, bridges and rivers, and in looi \ya-- 
chairman of the agricultural committee. He 
has been justice of the pe.'ice and fir-t select- 
man of Farmiiigton. In pi 'lif'i--; nc is a Re- 
publican. He i- a member of the Congre- 
gational church. He is a meriber of Evening 

Star Lodge. Xo. loi. Free and Accepted 
Masons: Royai .'\rch Masons: Royal and Se- 
lect Masters and Knights of Pythias. He 
married, April 16. 1890, Charlotte P... daugii- 
ter of William C. and Mary W. Steel. >>{ 
Hartford. Children: Helen B.. born April 
10, 1891; Adrian R., jr., b'ebruary 25, 1S95 ; 
\\'illiam Steele. December 16, 1899. 

James Cole, innnigrant ancestor. 
COLE came probably frc'ui Essex countv. 
England, and settled in Hartford, 
Connecticut, with the founders under Hooker. 
His name is on the list of the original set- 
tlers and on the n.ionument at Hartfonl. His 
home lot was on ]Main street. He was a 
cooper by trade. His will v.-a- d.ated in 
1652. His widow died February- 20. 1678-79. 
Children: Abigail, married Daniel Sullivan: 
John, mentioneil below. 

(II) John, son of James Cole, was bor:i 
in England. He was admitted a freeman at 
Hartford in 1655 : was constable in 1657. 
He owned eleven lots of larid, r(]niprisiriii'^ 
eighty acres. Hi^ will was dated August 4. 
i(.'>83, proved March 4. i68h. Children: 
John: Job: Samuel, mentioned below: Mai v. 

born June 27, 1654: Anne, married 

Benton: Lydia. married John \\'i!sijn: Xa- 

(III) Samuel, son of John Cole, was horn 

in Hartford. He married AFarv . ;\ho 

died March 16. X603. Children, born at Hart- 
ford: Samuel. 1673: Ichabod ; John: lona- 
than, mentioned below; Elizabeth. n!ar;-ied 
Richard Smith: FJorothy : Hannah. 

(I\') Jonathan, son of Samuc; Cole. v. as 
born about 16S5 at Hartford. He lived at 
East Hartford an! Manchester. Cunr.erticui. 
He married . Children: Jon- 
athan, mentioned below: Hilary, mariieil fchn 
Kendall : Hannah : David. 

( A' ) Jonathan (21, son of Jonathan (' i 1 . 
Cole, was born at Hartford. He received 
land from his father by deed. April 24. 17.19. 
and sold it June 29. 1756, to '"'aptaif I'avi.i 

Gr.r;f\. He married ^ . Had two. 

children- Tliomas. mentioned belov.-, and 

iVl) Thomas. ;on of Jonathan '2) Cole, 
was born about 1755. He was a soldier in 
the revolution and with the c.->n:inentai 
army when it was riccup''ing Xew Vurk Cit\-. 
He was sirk in Xew Y'.rk. and lii- \vifc 
passed through both lines on horseback and 
took him home and nursefl him back to health. 
He married, at X'orwalk. Connecticut. Xo- 
vemher 28. 177O. Mary Ressiquie, of French 
ancp'itry. daughter of .\lexani.!er Re-siirnc. 
granddaugh.ter of Alexander Rcs-iquie .vvl 

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e^reat-granddaughter of Pierre Bontecue, one 
of the r'rench Hufriienot settlers. His widow 
was granted a pension on account of his ser- 
vice in t!ie re'.-olui-on. They Hved in W'iUon 
parish, part of Norwalk. and he was a wagon- 
maker by trade. Children, born at Norwalk: 
I'homas. October 20, 1780 ; Ira. February 10, 
1783; Timothy, .\ugust 11, 1785: Sally, Feb- 
ruary 9. 1788: Curtis, mentioned below : Sam- 
uel. October 22. 1792 : Sherman, June 4, 1804, 
manufacturer of carriages and hubs in Wil- 
ton, married Susan, daughter of Louis Hurl- 

(\II) Curtis, son of Thomas Cole, was 
born May lo, 1790. in Wilton. He was edu- 
cated in the public schools, and followed his 
father's trade as carriagemaker and wheel- 
wright and later had a farm at Easton, Con- 
necticut. He spent his last years at tlie home 
of his daughter at Huntington. Connecticut. 
He married Mary Sturges, who was born in 
^^'eston, daugiiter of James and Mary fDeit- 
mann) Sturges. She died at the age of sev- 
enty-=even year~. Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Cole 
had two children: Julia Ann and James 
Sturges, m.entioned. below. Julia Ann mar- 
ried Joseph E Fields, who was a resident of 
Huntington, later Stepnev. Connecticut, and 
they had two daughters : Mary D.. married 

Lamplieer and died January 2S. iQit, 

and Anne, married Wright and resides 

in Newtown. 

(VIII) James Sturijes, son of Curtis Cole, 
was born at Wilton, September 10, 1825. 
He was reared and educated in Wilton. At 
the age of eighteen he came to Easton, Con- 
necticut, and followed farming for many 
years. Afterward he lived in Trumbull, Con- 
necticut, where he followed farming for five 
years. For a time he resided in that part of 
Fairfield now in Bridgeport, and in 1S89 came 
to Bridgeport and there spent his last years 
in retirement. He died .\ugust 30. igo6. aged, 
eighty-one years, an honored and respected 
citizen. He was successful in business and 
earned the confiderice and esteem of all v,ho 
knew him. by fair dealing and scrupulou- in- 
tegrity in all his transactions. He was a 
faithful member of St. John's Church. In 
politic^ he was a Democrat, later a Republi- 
can, and he was for one term a selectman of 
Easton. He married Emciine ?dallett. a na- 
tive of Trumbull. dauE;hter of Enhraim San- 
ford Mailett ('see ^.lailett \Ti, Children: 
I. Cieorge ^^'ilbur. born December 14. 1S5S. 
resides in Long Hi'l. Trumhuli, Connecticiu : 
married Annie Sherwood P.urr: children: 
Amy Burr, Cliffon! Malktt, Mabel Sherwood 
and Cynthia. 2. Charles ^^lallctt. bcrn Feb- 
niarv 26, 186;. m.arried Fcbruars' n. 1893. 

Edith Anna \\'heeler (see \\"hccler X'lII), 
and had one son, Hobart Fairehild Cole, 3, 
.\iai-y Emma, born October 28, 1807, 
ried Edward Larry Baldwin, of Leicestershire, 
New York, and they have two children: 
Stanley Cole and Esther .M, Baldwin. 4. Jen- 
nie Estelle, bom Decemfier 11, 1871, married 
C. Henry Hurlburt : children: llenry Cole, 
James Sturges and Edward Glenn llurlburt. 

(The Mallc-tt Line). 

(I) David ]\lallett, the progeirltor, was a 
French Huguenot living at Rochelle, France, 
During the persecution of his sect his brother 
and brother-in-lav.- were among the victims 
put to death by being broken on the vvheel. 
In 1687 he took refuge in England, where he 
died in 1691. Early in life he had a com- 
mission as commissary under tiie French gov- 

(II) John, son of David ^lallett, was born 
in France and went to England with his fa- 
ther. After the dearii of his fatiier he re- 
turned to his itative land and secured his wife 
and two children and some monev and sailed 
with other Huguenots for South Carolina. 
-Vt Santee his vessel landed, and two other 
ships that came in company with tliat vessel 
landed tlieir p'assen^ers at Beaufort, Flis wife 
and two children died. He later returned to 
Europe, to some part of Germany, wh.ere a 
brother had taken refuge, and for two yeais 
lie v,-as a soldier. He came again to this 
country by way of New York to Saniee and 
located soon at the Huguenot town of New 
Rochelle, New Y'ork. about 1695. One of his 
brothers vras a physician in Yorkshire, Eng- 
land : another was, as stated, in Germany, and 
a third came to America with him. lie mar- 
ried, in 1695, Johanna Lyon, born in 1663. 
died September 16, 1764. aged one hundred 
and one years, in tiie house where 2vlrs. Cole's 
father was born. Her will was dated Ala-ch 
tS, 1763. bequeatliing to sons John and David. 
He settled at Fairfield, Connecticut, and died 
September 2^. 1745 : is buried at Stratiield 
cemetcr}-. Ciiildre:i : David, mentioned be- 
low : Captain John. h'"rn 'Jctober 16. 1703: 
Lewis. .\ugu=t 14. 1701.'): Jol'ianna. March 10. 
1710: Peter, March :;i. 1712. 

nil) David (2). son .:,f John Mallett. was 
born January 10. 1701. died .\ugust 22, 1777. 
He residi^'l at Tashna. He niarriefi Esther 
.\ngevine. horn at New Rncheile. Now York, 
in 1711. died at Tashua. January 16. 1787. 
A journal of "^ome one hundred anri eighty 
pages. Vv-ritten bv David (t) and John (2), 
was finally ^"^t. but wa^; reproduced in some 
measure fro:n me;nory by a descendant who 
was familiar with it? pages. His account is 

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given in the Mallett sreneaIog\' and is exceed- 
• inL;lv inti.'ri.'stiii;_^. He dc^criiie'^ the e'.rcrant 
lionie at Kairriold, the faniii_\ , servants, ail 
speaking Itc-ikIi, ami yives an unusually yoi.'d 
accijimt of tlic first settler and liis faniiiy. 
Practically al! of this account lia- iieen veri- 
fied by records. Davii.l's will wa-- dated 
March 5, 1775. mentionina' all the chililren 
but Hannah. Children of l)a\id Mallett. born 
at Tasliua and 'I'ninihull. Coiniecticut : Jolin, 
October 28. 17,1! : Hatmali. September 10, 
1733; Da\-id, Xoveniber 15. 17.^^'. Jose|ih, 
mentioned below; Esther, lanuar\- t, 1745, 
married John Wheeler 1 ~ee Wheeler \" 1. 

(IV) Joseph, S'jn of Havid 12) .Mallett, 
was born March 25. 1740. died November 15, 
1819. He married ^May 4. 17G8, Jerusha 
Middlebrook, born Ausust _:^i, 1742. died .\u- 
giist 31. 1819. Children, born at Tashua and 
-Trumbidl : Elizabeth, February 7, 1769; 
Epliraim, Februarv 18, 1772, diei.l young ; 
Elijah, mentioned below: Robert, June 15, 
1778; Esther. Aprils, 1781. 

fV) Elijah, son of Joseph ATallett. was 
born August 31, 1773. died July 6, 1806. He 
married, December i, 1705. Sarah Sanford. 
born January 11. T777. died February 27. 
1834. Children, born at Tashua: Ephraim 
Sanford, mentioned below : Josiah. April 23. 
1798 ; Esther. January 17. 1802. 

(VI) Ephraim Sanfovd. son of Elijah Mal- 
lett, was born at Tashua, January f^. 1707. 
died March 15, iSSi, at Tashua. He mar- 
ries!. April 2, 1828. Cynthia Sherman, born 
April I. 1792, died AuL'.iist 10. 1881, 
daughter of Ebenezer Sricrman. Chil- 
dren, born in Trinnbull : Sarah Avx'. 
February 22. 1830, died Aug;ust 31, 
1834; Emeline, born September 20, ':83i. 
married Jatnes Sturges Cole, .\oril 27. 185 1 
(see Cole X'TH") ; M!arv Esther. Peccmljer i»). 
1834, married Charles Middlein"ook Jennings: 
Josiah IT., February 16. 183S. married Juliette 
Sherwood. December 14. 1870. 

(The Wheel.^r Line). 
(1) Sergeant Ep'iraim Wb.eeler. immi- 
grant ancestior. came from England at an 
early date in company, very likely, witli Rev. 
John Jones and partv. He located first at 
Concord, Ma~sachuser':s. \viKre he u as made 
a freeman, .March 13. I'j^o, ami i;i i('i44 be 
came to Fairfield v.dth Mr. J;.nes colony. 
.At this time lie had a v.ife and i;-ne child, if 
not two children. He became i^rominent in 
the colony, acquiring a large an-'iunt of land, 
■\shich was mentioned in liis will, dated Sep- 
teniber 22, ibfric). On October 28. 1070, his 
estate was inventoried at ten himdred and 
twen'.y-six pounds steriinz eighteen shillings 

and si.\ pence, and in if'i8[ his widow paid 
taxes on seen hundred and six acres of lutid. 
Cii'.itiren ; Isaac, Liorn ui lO^X, died \-our.g; 
Isaac, men'aoned Ijcii.iv.- ; }dar-,- ; Ruth: i lan- 
nali ; Rebecca; Judith; .Mugail, died F ;l.)n;arv 
7, 1712; Samuel, less than twent\--one •.>: irs 
of age in 1669; Timothy; Ephraim. 

( n ) Deacon Isaac Wheeler, son of Ser- 
geant Ephraim \\ heeler, was born Decentber 
13. 1642. He received from the town of Fair- 
field, on Fehruar}- 12, i')73, a Ijuilding l^'t and 
pasture lot, accor.ling t-j the custi">m of the 
town with new householders. This tract lay 
on the west side of what is now Park avenue 
and in the vicinity of State street, and ii 
occupied by him as a homestead. He also 
received from his parents a large amount of 
real estate and became a well-to-do farmer. 
His interest in religious progress is seen from 
the fact that be was one of the first nine 
members of the Stratfield Congregatioiial 
Church. He married and had children: 
Isaac, mentioned below ; Sanmel : Sarah : Re- 
becca ; .Mary: Experience: Mercy. 

(HI) Isaac (21. son of Deacon Isaac ( i^i 
\Mieeler resided in Fairfield, and on -\nril 
iS, 1698. his estate Vi'ds iriventorie'_l at fi_ur 
hundred and thirty-nine pomrls nine slulln-cs 
and fi'i-e pence. Ke married and had 
dren : Isaac, born 11102: Ebenezer, ir.en- 
t:i'>ned below; Elizabeth. p'l'/O. 

il\"i Ebenezer, son of Isaac !2i Wheeler, 
was born 1694: made h's iMine in Stratford; 
bis estate was distributed June 12. ijat-aS. 
He married .\bigail Fldwards. Cliiblren : 
Ebenezer, born Februarv 21, 17.'.^ died .Vj^ri' 
27, 1735: Sarah, died 2[). 1733 : Mary; 
Rebecca; Jc4in, nietitio;u:d below. 

' \' ) John, sou i~if Ehericzer Wheeler, was 
born in 1738. lie married. January 26, 1701, 
Estlier Mallett, born January i, 1745. daugh- 
ter of D.a-i.i }>Iailett (see Mallett III!. Chil- 
dren; Ebenezer, born Februav_\ 11. 1765; 
David, -\ugiist, 17':." : J;ihn M.. menioned 

(VTI) John M.. son of John Wheeler, was 
born January 7. 1769. and settled in the town 
of Trumbull, where he was a farmei-. He 
married -\nn Wrilkc, biirn Ji'.l>' :i. 1774. 
daughter of Eliakim W;iikcr. (."inldrcn : .Vie- 
lissa, born 1707: \\'alker, Jaiuiary 21. 1803; 
Ebenezer. mentioned below. 

(ATI) Ebenezer f2i, sou o-' Join: M. 
Wdieeler. was born Xover.iber [8, :Si2, in 
Trumbull. Fie always irn-k a lively interest 
in all the affairs of hi- town, iKldiing varii'US 
town offices, and was :i mem'ier of' the :^Late 
ieeislature in 1853. He was an active mem- 
ber of t.he Episcopal chtirch at Long Hill. 
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(lied Sc]5tfniljer 17, 18S7. On FcbruarN- 20, 
1S40, he married Cordelia ^lallctt. <.-l'il<!ri;n : 
Hon. Hcbai't R.. mentioned below; W'iliDot C, 
March 11, 1848. 

iVlll) rioa. I-Iobart Rutlcd-e Wliccler, 
son of Ebonezer (2) W'hcclor, was l)orn in 
Trunibnll. Xoveniber 20, 1840. He attended 
tlie iHiblic schools of Tnnnbiill and Xew 
I'lritain, Connecticut, and Xew York Cit\-. He 
is one of the weaUhiest and most inihicntial 
citizens of Tnnnbiill. havinij large h ildings 
of valuable real estate in that town and in 
llridpeport. Ili^ winters are spent in llridce- 
port and his summers at his country li'-'Uie 
in Trumbull. He is a Democrat m p-litics 
and takes a keen interest in public attairs. 
He has represented the town of Trumbull in 
the general assemlily. He is an Episcopalian 
in religion. He married. June 15. iS()4, An- 
toinette S.. daughter of Daniel Fairchild. of 
Trumbull. Chiliiren: Edith Anna, born Jul}- 
2, 1867, married* FelMuary 11, 1S93. Charles 
Midlett Cole, and has one son. Hobart 
r'airchild: Daniel Fairchild. }ilarch 28. 1S72. 

Thomas Ro\\le\. immiLirani 
RO\\'LEV ance-^tor. wa^ born in Eng- 
land and settled early at 
Windsor. Connecticut. He bought and prob- 
ably resided on the Eggleston lot at Backer 
Row. He removed before 16S2 to SimNbury. 
He married, ^^lay 5. 1669. Mary, daucrhter 
of Henry Denslc^w. Children; }.Iary. born 
April 16, 1670; Thomas, mentioned below; 
child, died May 22. 1676; 3Iartha, born May 
I3- ^^>77 '• John, October 27. 1679, buried Xo- 
veniber 10, 1679: Thomas; Abigail, February 
10, 1686; Grace, August 5. 1692; Samuei, 
died August II, i'5o7; Elizabeth, marrieil 
William Lucas. 

(H) Thomas 12'), son of Thomas ( i "i 
Rowley, was norn in Win.lsor in ihyi. died 
October 28. 1741. He mdr;-ied. ^iarch 16, 
n')99, \"iclet i Shepard 1 Ste'lman, born June 
Ti. i68t, died Aoril i. 17;!, daugiiter of 
Ji'hn. granddau'Tiiter nf Ed'.vard Sliepard. 
Cliildren: FTannah, born July 3. 1700: Ann. 
'■-eptember 24. 1703: Thomas. December ;, 
'"05: ;>arah, .September 17. 170S; ."^amucl, 
March II. 1710. nenti(-inen i'elnw ; Dan'e!. 
October II. 1717; Hannaii. February ri. 1720. 
(Ill) Samuel, son of Tliomas (21 Row- 
lev, was born in A\'ir.risrir. March it. 1710, 
dic'l r)ecember 6. 1811. at tb.e great ace of 
'"ine hundred and one rears. He was a mem- 
'^r of the Winterbury Church. Windsor. 
*^ !'.ilfiren : Satnuel. Mav 20. 1746: Elizabeth,. 
March 29, T74S; Job. April 15. 17:52. men-' 
tioned below: Stephen, March 21. 1755; Silas, 
necember ?. 1759; Lucina, March 10. 1762; 


Kate, FJecember 9, i70i.. William, vlieii Oc- 
tober 28, 1770. 

(1\') Job, son of Samuel Row lew was bjrn 
a* W', .\pri! 15. 1752. di^d |-\bruar\- 24, 
1823. Me resided at nionnUield. forinerly 
W indsor. Fie was a soldier in the revolution 
in Captain Barnard's company, Connecticut 
Line (Third), Colonel Samuel W'yllvs, of 
Flartford, for eicht mouili-. in 1778. Fie was 
also in Lieutenant Charles Sexmour'^ com- 
pan}-. General Erastus W'olcott's reg!n!C!,it. 
the previous year. Fie married Ruth L^ujiviis, 
born March 11, 1763. died February 5. 1816. 
Children, born at Bloomfield. bni-.tized there 
July 20. i8od: Job, born 1788, re-i:'.cd at 
Hartford, died 1864, married Ruth Hale; 
Ruth, married Flooker Clark, <lied 1854; 
Emma, died aged five year?; Xa.imi, riied 
Februarv 21, 1794, aged two y..-ar- : IHldad, 
born .August 17, 1795, mention.ed 'jciov; : 
Loomis, born April 13, 1797, married Rachel 
IMcX'eil ; Warren, died aged eight \ears. 

(Y) Captain Bildad Rowley, son of Job 
Rowley, was born August 17, !7i>5. diei.l June 
12. 18S4. He resided at Bloomfield, Con- 
necticut. He was captain of bis ci_>mpanv and 
a leading citizen of the town. He married 
(first) Clarissa Latimer, w hi;j ('ied September 
2^. 1835. He married 1 second ) Xancy 
V.'elles, wdio died August 20, 1871. Children 
of first wife, born at'Onfie!<l : i. He.'^e- 
kiah, Februar}- 28. 1819, married, 
C)ctober 14, 1841, Jane Loomis; George 
^^'ashi^£rton, September. 1822. married Re- 
becca Latimer, and died April 13. 1873. 
Children of second wife, horn at Blo'Trnfield. : 
Henry Welles, Febrii:ir\- 28. 1830. mentioned 
beic-,v ; Edward Ein:ce, Jul\- 28, 1841, never 

(VI) Henry Welles, --on of Canfam Bildad 
R'lwley, was born at Bl'jiinit^eld. F'ebruarv 28. 
1830. I-je lived at Eln-'mhcM and was a 
ieadins, citizen. He ncirried Harriet T, 
Adams. Children, born at Bloomfield; W-'lI- 
lam Henry. April 15. 1S63, married. Oct' ber 
11. 1888, 'Lu oil. P. "^Bidweil: George .•.d.-'ins. 
September 20, 1864, <iie 1 Ariril 24, iSS'o: 
-Vndrew; Scott, Tanuarv 20, f8fi8. died .\uLrust 
22. T8h8; Artliur Malc.-'hn, June 6. 18-0; 
C!a'"ion ^^ elles. August 2~^. 1874: Bert-'a 
rVFiv. July 15, 1877; Robert Fee, Angus: 15, 
1870, nientioiied belo\\ ; Hattie .\dam~, X'c- 
v,--n-,ber T, 1880, died Angm T4, ;^8t. 

I Ml) Dr. Rnr.ert Lee R.)wle\. son of 
Flenry Welles Row.le}'. \vas born at Bloom- 
fiel.i. .\ucrust i:;. 1879. He attended the pub- 
lic schools of his native le.wn and the Hart- 
f'lrt high scho^ih from wluch he wa- grad- 
uated in the class of 1P98. He studied his 
t)rofes^ion in Yale Medical School and re- 

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the following two years he was an interne 
at the IJartfonl Ho.-pita! and was house sur- 
geon six months. For a short time he was 
in tiie Post-Gradiiate liospitai in New York 
and in the Bridgeport Hospital. He began 
to practice in Hartford, January i, 1906. 
He is medical (Hrector of tlie department of 
policies of the Hartford Life Insurance Com- 
pany and is on the statt of the Hartford 
Hospital. He is a member of the Hartford 
Medical Society, the Hartford County Med- 
ical Society, the Connecticut }^lei!ical .\sso- 
ciation, the Hartford Club and Hartford Golf 
Club. In religion he is an Episcopalian and 
a member of Trinit\' Church, Hartford. 

Nicholas Knapp, the immigrant 
• KNAPP ancestor, was born in England 
and came to ^lassachusetts with 
\\'inthrop aboiu 1630. He settled at ^^'atcr- 
town, where he sold land and privileges. May 
6. 1646, and died in -\pril, 1670. He mar- 
ried (first) Eleanor , who died .\ugust 

16, 1658: (second), >Tarcli 9. 1659, Unity, 
widow of Peter Elrown and formerly widoxt- 
of Clement Buxton. Plis will bequeaths to 
four sons and _ four daughters. Children: 
Jonathan, born December 27. 1631 ; Timothv, 
December 14. 1632; Joshua, January 5, 1635: 
Caleb, see forward: Sarah, January 5, 1639: 
Ruth. January n, 1641 : Hannah, November 
6, 1(^42- ^Toses: L>dia. 

(IT) Caleb, son of Xiciiolas and Eleanor 
Knapp, was born at W'atertown. January 20, 
1637. He settled at Stamford. Connecticut. 
and was admitted a freeman. 1670. His will 
is dated December 11. 1674. He married 
Hannah . Children, born at Stam- 
ford: Caleb, November 24, 1661 : John, see 
forw^ard , ^Nloses : Samuel: Sarah, Hannah. 

(HI) John, son of Caleb and Hannah 
Knapp, was born July 25, 1664. He mar- 
ried, -June 10, 1692, Hannal'i Ferris. Chil- 
dren, born at Stamford: Samuel, August 27. 
1695; John. August 14. 1697: Hannah, Marcii 
10, 1698-99: Peter, .August 5, 1701 ; Charles, 
May 9, 1703 : Deborah. June 2S, 1705 : Moses, 
see forward. 

(IV) Moses, son of John and H.innnh 
(Ferris) Knapp, was born .\ugust ('>. 1709. 
He married, November 25, 1731. Jemima 
Weed. Children, born at Stamforrl: Jemi- 
ma, January 9, 1732-33: Ebene:^cr. Anc;ust 4, 
1734; Moses. June 5. i73'''i; -Abraham, De- 
cember 2p, 1737: John, see forward: Tamscn. 
born Julv 2.S, 1739: Tabez. June 24. T741 ; 
Phcbe, June to. 1743: Sarah, .\ugust 2. 
1745 '• Jane. March 3. 1747-48: l^aac. .\pril 
T4, 1730. 

[Y ) John (2), son of Aloses and Jemima 
(Weed) Knapp, was born in 173S, died in 
1 8 10, and w.-is buried in Danbury in a ceme- 
tery at tlie north end of Main street. By 
L>ccupation he was a farmer and shoeuia'.-rer, 
his homestead being in th.e Pembroke dis- 
trict. "He was an amiable, peace-loving man, 
and conscientiously opposed to the measures 
taken by the colonies to free themselves from 
the English yoke." As his sentiment? did 
not please his neighbors, he was obliged to 
leave his home for safety, and fur a time 
lived in a cave on Rattle Hill mountain, near 
Neversink Pond, his wife supplying him with 
food by night. 

John Knapp was married, 1759, to Ruth 
Gregory, of an old Danbury and Fairfield 
county family. Children: i. Samuel, born 
aliout 1760, married Mary Lindslev. 2. 
Elizabeth. 1765, married Ezra Nichols. 3. 
Jehu, November 17. 1767. married Lois 
Wood, 4. Ruth, about 1770,* married Joshua 
B. Bearss. ;. John, May 13, 1772. removed 
in 1812 to Harpersfield, New A'ork, thence to 
Huntsburg, Ohio, where he died. July 11, 
1S50: married (first). 1796, Lucy .Merwin : 
(second), February, 1S29. Aibacinda Earuum. 
born in Scmth East, Putnam cor.nt;. , New 
A'ork, Alay 12. 1790: he had eighteen children 
hv his first wife, four hv his secou'l. and some 
of them are now lixing in Dann;.'r}\ 6. 
Chloe, about 1774, married Josepii Mansfield. 
7. Levi, see forward. 

(AT) Levi, son of John i'2) and Ruth. 
(Gregory) Knapp, was born in Danbu.ry, Con- 
necticut, Alay I. 1777, and settled in New 
Milford. in the same state ! p. 797, "New 
Milfoi'd History'"). He married, in Dati- 
bin-y, Elizabeth Hamilton. Children : Gay- 
lord, m.arried Julia Fcrriss : William Albert, 
see forward : Eunice, married Ebenezer .San- 
ford ; Lucy -Alma, died young; Levi Sidney, 
born June 10. 1801. 

I A'lD V.'illiam AJbert. son of Le\'i and 
Elizabeth (Flamilton) Knapp, wa~ Ix'rn De- 
cember 25. 1797, and died at The age of 
seventy-six years. He was a promitient 
farmer in New Arilford. where he spent his 
life. He was a member of the First Con- 
gregational Church, as was also- his wife, and 
lie ^vas at first an adherent of the old V\'h;g 
party, transferring Ids allegiance to the Re- 
publican party upon its formation, ainl served 
as tax collector for several years. He mar- 
ried (first) Lucy, born January 19, 1801, died 
April iS. 1S46, daughter of Daniel Lines, of 
New Alilford. Children: t. William, now a 
lawver in Denxer, Crilorado. was graduated 
from, tlie PotiErlikeepsie Law School, and has 
been encraeed in legal nractice in the west 


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since 1S80. 2. George Sanford, see forward. 
Mr. Knapp married (second) Eliza Sanford. 

Daniel Lines, fatner of Lucy (Lines) 
Knapp, resided in the eastern part of New 
Milford village, and died January 24, 1837. 
He married, November 20, 1790, Hannah, 
born January 23, 1772, died August 8, 1856, 
daughter of Dr. Jonah Todd. Children : 
Mabel, born April 13, 1795. removed to Great 
Bend. Pennsylvania ; Charlotte, born }\Iarch 
21, 1797, married (jaridus Roberts: Lucy, 
born January 19. 1801, mentioned above; 
Mercy, born June 30, 1806. married Alanson 
Canfield, who is still living (1911) at the 
age of one hundred and four \ears : Richard 
Daniel, born ^larch. 2^. 1809: Oliver Todd, 
October 11, 18(3. Joseph, father of Daniel 
Lines, came from New Ha\en in 1750 and 
settled in New Milford, where he ilied, July 
29, 1792, in his sixtieth year. He married, 
September 11, 1758, Phebe, who died August 
23. 1825. daughter of Ebenezer Baldwin, an 
early settler in the northern part of New 
Milford, on what is now Poplar street. Chil- 
dren : Clarissa, born at New ^Milford. March 
12, 1759; Reuben, January 21, 17(11; Ann, 
June 9, 1763; Daniel, mentioned above; Philo, 
January 11, 1769, was the gramlfather of 
Frederick A. Lines, secretary and treasurer 
of the Ansonia Lumber Company. 

(\'III) George Sanford. son of \\'iniam 
Albert and Lucy (Lines) Knapp. was born 
at New Jililford, ]\Iarch j],. 1S40. He spent 
his early years in his nari\e town, attending 
the common schools imtil the age of four- 
teen }ears. then entered the high school and 
subsequently the academy at East Hampton, 
Massachusetts, where he studied for two 
terms. He then went to Fort Edward. New 
York, taught one term in the town of Coe;,- 
mans, New York, then returned to scliool 
and completed his studies. During this pe- 
riod he w'orked on the farm during the sum- 
mer months and taught i:i the winter time 
up to 186S. when he accepted a position as 
traveling salesman for a hardware firm, in 
which capacity he served thirty years, cover- 
ing twenty-seven states, Canada. New Bruns- 
wick and Nova Scotia. During all this time 
and, in fact, throughout his life he has been 
a .total abstainer from the u--e of liquor or 
, tobacco. For the last fourteen years of this 
period he was also interested in the manu- 
facture of hardware, having an interest in 
the Coles Hardware Company, of L^nionville, 
Connecticut, and was instrumental in bring- 
ing that business to Bridgeport in 1884. It 
was lie who erected the buildina:' and financed 
the concern, which later beCime the Knapp 
& Coles Hardware Company, but owing to 

a misunderstanding he resigned fr(5m 
corporation, and during the follo\i.'ing four 
years was engaged in various lines of busi- 
ness. He then returned and undertook the 
management of the concern, and under his 
conduct it had the two most successful years 
of its history. lie then sold his interest" and 
retired from the company. In 1895 he started 
the first photo-engraving and electrotvping 
company in Bridgeport, which he conducted 
several years, and then bought out the White 
metal goods business, later adding a siviall 
hardware specialty business, and still later the 
box business. The latter he still conducts in 
a successful manner, the plant being fitted up 
wiih the most modern improved machinery. 
He also has interests in the marble, rubber 
and timber lines. Lie is a member of the 
North Churcli, with which he has Ijeen con- 
nected since he was twenty-one }'ears of age ; 
has served in several offices, and has been a 
pupil and teacher in its Sunday school. Z\Ir. 
Knapp married August 17, 1872. Jane Au- 
gusta Humphrey, of Unionville. Connecticut, 
where she was born. They have one son : 
A. Carleton, born January 19, 1876, who was 
educated in the common and high schools, 
then attended Columbia College, receiving his 
diploma from the veterinary dejiartment of 
the medical school, and is now a veterina^v 
surgeon connected with the health departm.ent 
of Biidgeport ; he married Josie Sillirnan, and 
they have one daughter; Elizabeth Knapp. 

Russell Hun-iohrey, fatiier of Jane Augusta 
(Humphrey) Knapp. was a prominent nian- 
ufactiu'er of Unionville, which occupaiion he 
followed throughout the active years of his 
life. He married Amelia Driggs, who bore 
him ten children, of whom the following are 
living at the present time (1911); Ho^vard 
\\'. ; Nellie, married Adelbert Sallou ; Louise 
A. ; Jane At;gusta, mentioned above : Kath- 
erine ; Carrie, married Harry Starr, at one 
time mayor of R'jckford, Illinois, arid also 
connected with the \\'intiebago Bank. Mi. 
Llumphrev died at the age of si.xty-two years, 
and his wife at the age oi eisrhtv-three. 

The Pearne faniil\- originate 

PE.VRNE from Rochester di-trict 

of London, ami were "Cock- 

ne\"s" (or Londoners). They belonged to the 

Churcli of England. 

fl) Francis Pearr.e, a resident of England, 

married and had a son. William Nathaniel, 

see forward. 

(II) Rev. William Nathaniel Pearne, son 

of Francis Pearne, was born in England. He 

came to this country about 1820, settled first 

in New York City, and was employed as a 

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bookkeeper for the Black Ball Line of clipper 
ships, in 1S25 he mo\ed to Xcw York .Mills 
in central Xeu York state, a cotton mill town 
in Oneida county, and he was connected w ith 
the cotton mills there. He was a Methodist 
minister for the remainder of his life. He 
married Hannah Plall, born in London, Eng- 
land, daughter of- Thomas Hall. She had 
several brothers who settled in the United 
States. Children: i. William H.. a minister 
of the Methodist Episcopal church, was also 
a member of the Christian commission and 
presiding elder stationed at Memphis, Ten- 
nessee, during the .reconstruction da} s in the 
south, and while there was for a time super- 
intendent of police and stamped cmt gambling 
in the city. 2. Xathauiel. 3. Thomas H., 
minister of the ^Methodist Episcopal church, 
a pioneer in Oregon, delegate from Oregon 
to the Republican Xational Convention in 
1S64, at which .\braham Lincoln was m-^mi- 
nated for president: he was connected with 
the Christian commission : after the civil v,-ar 
he was editor of the JJ'Jiig at Knoxville. 
Tennessee, for a time, and afterward United 
States consul at Kingston, Jamaica : he was 
the author of a book known as "Sixty-one 
Years of Itinerant Christian Life in Church 
and State." 4. Francis, died at the age of 
nine years. 5. Mary H. B.. married Harmon 
Hubbard. 6. Harriet, married Edwin Hatch. 
7. Benjamin [Marshall, see forward. 8. John 
^^'esley. 9. tlester, died at age of fourteen 
years. One child died in infancy. 

('HL) Benjamin Marshall, son of Rev. Will- 
iam Nathaniel Pearne, was born June 22. 
1826. He is now living, retired, at Oxford, 
N'ew York. He was a carriagemaker b_\' trade 
and afterward held a government position in 
the United States navy yard at Brooklvn, Xew 
York. He married Emily .Ann Swathel, born 
in Xew York City. .August, 1826, daughter 
of William and Sarah Shipman ( Clark') 
Swathel. Her father resiiled for a time at 
Aiiddietown, Connecticut. Her brother, Will- 
iam Henry Swathel. resides at Hartinrd: her 
sister Sarah married Martin Estelew : her 
sister Jane married .Asa P. Erockway. of Es- 
sex, Connecticut. Her brother, Jared Swathel. 
died at sea. Sarah Shipman f Clark t Sv.athel 
was a daughter of Jared Clark and grand- 
dauc;hter of Colonel Edward Shipman, of 
Che-ter, Connecticut. Col.^uel ShijMuan w.-'.s 
ciptain of a Sa^brook comianv in the r. vulu- 
tion, the Sixth Comparn-, C^^'lone! L'harles 
V'l'est's regiment f Seventh). He was also 
under the same colonel in the Xinetcenlh 
Regiment. Continental army, and to>>k part in 
the battles of White Plains and Princeton. 
He was major in the same regiment in 1770 

and colonel of the First Battalion under Gen- 
eral David Waterbury in 17S1. Colonel Ed- 
ward Shipman was descended from Edward 
Shipman, the immigrant, a sketch of whom 
appears elsewhere in this work. 

(IV) Judge Wesley Ulysses Pearne. son 
of Benjamin .Marshall Pearne, was born .April 
I, 1851, in New York City. He was e^lu- 
cated at Oxford Academy, O.xford, Xew 
York, and at tlie State Xormal School, Cort- 
land, New York, where he was graduated in 
June. 1870, with teacher's certificate. In the 
fall of 1870 he entered \\'esleyan University 
and graduated with the degree of A. B. in 
the class of 1874. He then began to study 
law in the office of Hon. Samuel L. Warner, 
of [Midd'etown, and was admitted to the bar 
in 1S79. He began to practice immediately 
afterward at Middletown, Connecticut, open- 
ing an office in the Bank Block. He was 
clerk of the ^Middletown City Court from 
.April, 1S79, to .April, 1S93, when he was ap- 
pointed judge of the ]\Iiddletov.n City Court, 
a position he has filled with conspicuous abil- 
ity to the present time. Lie was a member 
of the common council of Tsliddletown from 
1S80 to 1883. He represented the town of 
]\Iiddletown in the general assembly in igoi. 
when he was house chairman of the com- 
mittee on incorporations, and in 1905, wl^en 
he M-as house chairman of the committee on 
railroads. He has been a trustee of Wes- 
leyan University since 1005. He was elected 
a member of the board of education. Alitldle- 
town city school district, in 1880, and was a 
member of the board continuously until 1907. 
except from 1882 to 18S6. and secretary of 
the board during the entire period. Lie has 
been county health officer since 1893. He 
enlisted in Company H, Second Regiment, 
Connecticut National Guard, January 12, 
1875, as a private, was promoted from time 
to time, and in 1882 was commissioned first 
lieutenant oi Company H and captain in 18S5. 
He resiened in 1S98 after twenty-three years 
of service in the militia, being at the time the 
senior captain of his regiment. He is a mem- 
ber of the Connecticut State Bar .Association. 
He is a prominent Free Mason. He is a 
member of St. Joim's Lodge, of which he i; 
past master. He was selected to give the 
historical address on the occasion of cele- 
brating the one iumdred and fiftieth anniver- 
Nar\ of the fr^undation of that lodge. Fie is 
a member and past high priest of \\'ash- 
ington Chapter, No. 6. Royal .Arch Alasons, of 
!Mid.lletown. He was grand high priest of 
Connecticut in iQon, He is a member of 
Columbia Council. No. q. Royal and Select 
Masters, and is thrice illustrious master of 

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that body; member and past commander cf 
Cvrene Comniandery, Xo. 8, Knights Tem- 
plar, of ^liddletown, and in 1910 is deputy 
g-rand commander of Knights Templar in 
Connecticut. He has taken all the degrees in 
Free Masonry, including the thirty-second. 
He is director and secretary of tiie Masi.nic 
Building Association. He is a member of the 
Delta Kapjia Epsilon, college fraternity, and 
of the Sons of the American Revolution, anil 
trustee and secretary of the Kent Literary 
Club. In religion he is independent, but de- 
votes much of his time to music, and for 
thirty-one years i.vas organist of the First 
Congregational Church. Judge Pearne has 
won distinction in so many diiterenl fields of 
activity that his career presents some of the 
most remarkable features. The multitude of 
positions of trust and honor that he has 
filled. v.-ith so much ability came to him as a 
tribute to his ability. He has been singu- 
larly useful as a citizen. He married. April 
25, 1SS3. Harrielte Cornelia Arnold, born 
April 30, 1853. daughter of Charles G. and 
Betsey (Smith) Arnold, cf ]\[iddleto\vn. de- 
scendant of the Penheld family of Portland, 
Connecticut, a member of W'adsworth Chap- 
ter, Daughters of the .-\m.erican Revolution. 
They have had one child. Dorothea .\rnoliJ. 
born May 16, 18S7, died Xoveniber 14, 1898. 

Edward Sprague, of Upwav, 
SPRAGUE England, county of Dorset, 
was a fuller by trade, who died 
in Eiigland in 1614. En- his wife Christiana 
there were children: Ralph, mentioned be- 
low, Alice. Edward. Richard. Christo]iher and 
\^'illiam. The three sons, Ralph. Ricliard and 
William, arrived in X'aumkeag 1' Salem). I\ras- 
sachusetts Colony, either in 1628, witli Gov- 
ernor Endicott's part}-, or in the following 
year with a party of independent gentlemen. 
They were employed by GovernrT Endicott to 
make explorations; and \^■ere active in the set- 
tlement of Charlcstown, and the making of a 
peace with the Indians between the Mvstic 
and Charles rivers. 

(II) Ralph Sprague. bom in England, 
about 1603. was about twcntv-five \-ears old 
v.dien I'.e c.nme to this country. He liied about 
September. 1650. at INIalden. Ha-sacnuseits, 
leaving a \\ idow, Joan or Jnanna. w'no mar- 
ried Edwai.l Converse, of W'cburn. Septem- 
ber 9, 1662. On September j8, ii'.3o, Ralph 
Sprague wa; one of a jury wiiicii >eein? to 
ha\e been t!ie first one impaneled in Massa- 
chusetts. He was a lieutenant in the train 
band. His children were:, who 
died in Maiden. 15 (6). 1650; Joiin. men- 
tioned hel-\^■ ; Richard : Samuel, born about 

1631, died October 3, 1696, aged 65 (married 
Sarah Hasse, JMalden, January 5, 16159) ; and 
Mary, wlio married Daniel Edmonds. 

(Ill) Captain John Sprague. son of Ralph, 
born in England, 1624. came to this country 
with his father. He settled finally at ^lalden, 
Massachusetts, and died there June 25. 1602, 
ageil 68. He married. May 2, 165 1. Lydia 
Goffe. who died fwiilow) December 11, 1715. 
Children, born at Maiden: John. 9. (T ), 1751-' 
^2, killed December 16, 1703. by falling tree, 
aged 51; 9-6; Lydia, married John Green- 
land; Jonathan, born .August, 1656, died 
Alarch 8, 1730. aged 75: Samuel, born 21 
(12), 1658-59; Mary, born 13 (2). 1661 ; Ed- 
ward, mentioned below ; Phineas, born (12), 
1665-66, died at ]\lalden, August 29, 1736, 
aged 70; Deborah, b^rn 21 (71, 1670: Sarah, 
born (12), 1672; audi Hannah (?), married 
Samuel Stower. 

(I\') Captain Edward Sprague, son of Cap- 
tain John Sprague. born about 1663. died 
April 14. 1715. aged 52. He married, at Mai- 
den, X'ovember 2.4, 1693, Dorothy, daughter 
of John Lane. His widow admini^t-ered 
estate; she died March 29, 1727. Children, 
born at Maiden : William, mentioned below ; 
.\nna, born ]^Iarch 20, 1696-97; Dorothy, Sep- 
tember 9, 1698: Timothy, Alay 23, 1700: Eb- 
enczer, X'ovember 6. 1701 ; Jemima. X'ovem- 
ber J 1703: Lydia, -\ugu>t 26, 1705; Heze- 
kiah. May 16, 1707 ( ?j ; Phoebe, X'ovember 
17. 1709- 

( \") William Sprague, son of Captain Ed- 
ward Sprague, born at Maiden. September 4. 
1695, died there X'ovember 21, 1747, aged ;2. 
He married there. January i. 1717, Dorothv, 
daughter of Joseph Flovd, of Lynn, and Eliz- 
abeth. Children, born at ^.lalden: i\!ary, De- 
cember 25. 171S. married Thomas ^^'a!te ; Ed- 
v.ard. January 24. 1719-20: Joseph. Octi;>ber 
26. 1/22 (of Leicester, 1780): X'athan, Oc- 
tober 24, T724; Johii. September 29. 172S; 
Elizabeth. May 12, 1736; Dorothy, February 
6, 1757-3^'. Jonathan. April 7, 1739: Israel, 
mentinned ljeL~'W. 

(\'l) Israel Sprague. son of V\'iniam. 
Spragu.e, was bom at Maiden, October 13. 
1741. He removed from }ilalden with other 
Spragues to Leicester, ^.la^sachusetts. where. 
March 25. 1762, he married (first) Phelie Ha- 
sev, of Chelsea, Massachusetts, born Febru- 
ary 5, 1741, daughter of Samuel and Sarah 
(L'(iham) IIa=ey ; she died at Athol, Jime 13, 
17S2. He settled at Athol in 1762 (the his- 
tory of Charlestown .-tates that he v>as of Ath- 
ol in 1780), and lived there until about 1784. 
when he located at the adjacent town of Ger- 
rv, novv Phillipston. He died at Phillipston. 
X'ovember 2\. 1823, aged 82. He married 

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(second) at Templeton. October i6. 1783, 
Ruth (Larned) Fisk. widow of John iMsk, 
wlioni she had married at Tem])leton, July 3, 
1777. She died at Adiol, February 27, 1S13. 
^ged 57. In 1790 the only Israel Sprague 
in Massachusetts, according; to tlie first fed- 
eral census, was Israel of Gerry, and he had 
in his family two males over sixteen, one un- 
der that a,2:e. and four females, wdiich corre- 
sponds with his then family. Children of first 
family, born at Athol : Dorothy. December 
16. 1762. died at Athol, Alay 4, 1844, aged 
eighty-one years : Hasey Floyd, mentioned be- 
low ; Esther. October 28. 1768. Chillren of 
second wife: Israel, September 21. 1784; 
died May 23. 1795 : Ruth, baptized at Phillips- 
ton. June 22, 1789: child, born and died at 
Phillipston in 1790; A\'illiam, died at Phillips- 
ton, May 7, 1827. aged thirty-six years. Wil- 
liam's father deeded the farm at Phillipston to 
him, September 10. 182 1, conditio!ied on liis 
supporting him?elf (Israel) and Dorothy 
(daughter of Israel), as long as they lived. 
Israel and Pheije of Athol deeded land to 
John Lucas of Bo-ton. !\tay 2, 1768. 

(VTI) Hasey Floyd Sprague, son of Israel 
Sprague, was born at Athol, November i, 
176^, and baptized (Asa Flaud) November 3, 
1765. He married at Athol. ^lay 8, 1788, 
Mary Newhall (Newell), born June 28, 1768, 
died June 5. 183S, daughter of Hiram "Xew- 
hall. of Leicester, and his first wife, Mary Sea- 
ver. Kiram Newhall was born February 21, 
1738. Jonathan (5") : Thomas (4) ; Thomas 
(3) ; Th.omas (2) : Thomas (i). Hiram died 
Septeni!)er 3, 1816. Mary Seaver was mar- 
ried January 21. 1762, and died February 5. 
1769. aged 29. Between 1795 and 1798 Hasey 
Sprague moved to Stratton, Vermont, and 
acquired several parcels of land. His farm 
wa^ kno\\n as Sprague Hill, and was situated 
at Stratton Gore, between Stratton and Som- 
erset. He died in 1844. S'l'J ^^'^s burierl in 
Stratton Gore cemetery, as was his wife ^^ary. 
Children: Joshua, mentioned below: Seaver, 

' born July 26, 1793. at Phillipston. died : 

Lucy, born November 5. 1795, at Athol, Mas- 
sachusetts, married at Stratton. \'crmont, 
Daiiivl Grant. NovemI.>er 15, i8r8, died 

; Jeru~ha. born December 5, 1798. 

Stratton, \'ermont. married Naham Pike, of 
Western Massachusetts, August 21, 1814. at 
Stratton: Israel, born November 12, 1801. 
Stratton, \~ermont. died March 20. i8''/3, in 

Brattleboro Retreat, married IMary ■ , 

and hail two sons born at Stratton, \'ermont : 
Edwin, November in, 1827. and Israel Bar- 
nard Baldwin. N'^vembtr . 1836, and 

a daughter. Mary Ann Nancy, Jtme 30, 1S38 
( ?) ; wife Hilary died on or about June 11, 

1842, at Somerset, \'ermont : Hiram, born 
September 7, 1S06, Stratton, \'ermont. 

(V'lII) Joshua Sprague. son of Hasey 
Flovd Sprague. was bc)rn at Phillipston, Mas- 
sachusetts, January 31, 1791, and died at 
North Adams, ?^Iassachusctts, wdiere he moved 
from Wardsboro, Vermont, about 1836. on 
November 10, 1862. He married at \Vards- 
boro, \'ermont, January i, 1815 (intention 
dated December 11, 1814, at I'hillipst'jn, 
?vlass.), Betsey Cummings, daughter of David 
Cummings (see Cummings). The Phil- 
lipston records call her of Wardsboro, \'er- 
mont, in the intention of marriage (p. 87, 
printed records), Betsey Cumtnings was 
born at F'etersham. Massachusetts. October 
30, 1793, and died at North Adams, Massa- 
chusetts, August 30, 1866. Fie went to Strat- 
ton with his father and family, and about 
1829 went to Wardsboro, the next town, 
where he had a farm. In 1S36 he deedied his 
farm to Marcus White, and moved with his 
family to North Adams, Massachusetts, where 
he was a builder. 

Children, born at Stratton, Vermont : i. 
Lucy E.. April 7, 1816, married Henry Whit- 
ney, of Stratton, and had: Henry J.. George, 
Cliarles, ]\Iartin, Scva, Ada and Zvlarv. died 
at North Adams. 2. Martha L.. born Novem- 
ber 21. 1817. married Dr. Justin Smith, and 
had Williamerta and others, 3. George Wa>t;- 
ington. March 11. 1820. died Novemher 22. 
1855, at Springfield. }ilassachusetts (kilk-.l by 
railroa'd train); children: George N., r\tarv 
and Egbert. 4. Almira J , born February 19. 
1822. died at North Adams, married (second) 
William Hurd, and ha,d several children. 5. 
Seaver Austin, born October 27, 1823, died 
in New York City, about 1893. 6. Augui^tin 
Newell, born August 22. 1826, probably died 
about 1891, at Atchison, Kansas; child, Bir- 
die. 7, Elvira Betsey Ann, born April 23, 
1828, married Samuel Parker, and died at 
North Adams. Born at Wardsboro. Vermont, 
near Stratton: 8. Lucena M., born February 
3, 1S30; died at North Adams. 9. David Cum- 
mings. mentioned below. 10. Joshua Martin, 
born September 2^. 1835, married Helen Ly- 
ons, and had: Walter, Ralph J., Helen, Eve- 
lyn, Henry H. and Stella. 

(IN) Daviil Cummings Sprague, son of 
Joshua Sprague. was born July 3, 1S33. at 
\\'ardsboro. \"ermont. He was superintend- 
ent of a hat factory at Milford. Connecticut, 
and afterward lived in the west, where he 
went at the time of the death of his wife in 
1865. Returning East, while in business in 
Rahway, New Jersey, he was instantly killed 
by a railroad train. He married, at New Ha- 
ven, Connecticut, 1852, Frances Ju'ia Kir.g. 

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\vlio died suddenly in 1S65, at Miltord. Con- 
necticut, daughter of Franklin King', born .\n- 
guit 25, i/ijS, and Polly (Backus) King, born 
October 23, 1790, and married. September 12. 
1822. Her father lived at Chico[)ee l-'alls, 
Massachusetts, and was foreman of a cotton 
mill. He had three brothers. Children of 
Franklin and Polly King: i. Nancy Ann 
King, born November 2g. 1823, married 
(first) John Edwards, of Goshen, (lied at New 
Haven, and ( second 1 December 16, 1852. Cor- 
nelius i^iatt, and had: Cornelia, December 26. 
1853, married (firstt July 12. 1873, Hiram 
Gay, of Stoughton, Massachusetts, and ( sec- 
ond)' about 1SS6. Edgar Richanl<. of \"er- 
mont ; Florence Piatt. April 12, 1S55. died 
August I. 1853: Jennie Piatt. December 25, 
1857. married (first) Thomas Matthew-;, an 
Englishman, and ( second ) John Moltz. 2. 
Pliebe M., born April 4, 1827: died September 
ID, 1827. 3. Caroline A., born September 3, 
1829, married ^^'eeks. a well-known spir- 
itualist, and lived at Worthington Hills, and 
later at Onset Bay, Wareham, Massacluisetts, 
where his wife died, leaving a son, John 
Weeks. 4. Frances Julia, married David Cum- 
niings Sprague, as stated aho\-e. 5. Laura, 
married Robert Cunningham, of New Haven. 
Connecticut. Children of David Cummings 
Sprague: i. Seaver, died young. 2. Frank 
Julian, mentioned below. 3. Charles Mav, 
born at IMilford, Connecticut, April 30. iSfSo. 
(X) Frank Julian Sprague. son of David 
Cummings Sfirague. was born at Milford, 
Connecticut, July 25, 1857. He received a 
liigh school education at North Adams, Mas- 
sachusetts. In 1874 he won the competitive 
appointment to the United States Naval Acad- 
emy at Annapolis, and graduated in 1S78 with 
high rank in engineering, physics, mathemat- 
ics and architecture. Fie then took a special 
course in electrical work, and developed 
strong inventive faculties. In i87<S he was 
ordered to United States Ship ■"Richmond," 
bound for the Chinese Station, and was spe- 
cial correspondent of che Bostnii Herald dur- 
ing this cruise at the time of General Grant's 
visit to China and Japan. He returned home 
in 1880, anil carried on electrical experiments 
at the Stevens Institute and the Brook- 
lyn Navy Yard. He was th.e.n ordered to duty 
'on the training ship "Minnesota," where he 
made the first" attempts to introduce the in- 
candescent electric light into the naval serv- 
ice. Later he continued his experiments at 
the Torpedo Station at Newport. He was or- 
dered to the U. S. S. "Lancaster." of the Med- 
iterranean squadron, and subsequentiv as- 
signed to duty at the Cr^-stal Palace Exh.ibithm 
3t Svdenham. England. He was the onlv 

American on the jury, and the youngest mem- 
ber of it. Among his associates were Horace 
Darwin, Captain d,e Abuey and Professors 
Frankland, W, Gryll Adams and Fleming Jen- 
kin, all famous scientists. He was made sec- 
retary of his section, and organized and con- 
ducted experiments on dynamo machines, elec- 
tric lights and gas engines. In his interest in 
his work he overstayed his leave, and was 
possibly saved from a court-martial bv his re- 
port to the Navy Department, which was pub- 
lished by the Bureau of Intelligence and re- 
ceived high commendation. 

Passing the examination fc>r ensign, he ob- 
tained a year's leave and resigned to become 
assistant to Thomas A. Edison. He remained 
with him for a }-ear. and during that time 
maile important improvements in matters con- 
nected with electric light distribution. Alean- 
while he became interested in the electric 
transmission of power, and at tlie end of a 
year resigned from Mr. Edison's emplo_\-. and 
with E. H. Johnson organized the Sprague 
Electric Railway and ATotor Companv and be- 
gan the development of electric motors. In 
1S84 he exhibited a number r,[ these at the 
Phila'lelphia Electrical Exhibition. His con- 
stant speed mcttors, tlie first of the kind, were 
endorsed b)- the parent Edison Electric Light 
Company for use by its licensed companies, 
and for the next four years there was an ex- 
traordinary advance in the application of sta- 
tionary motors to industrial operations. 

In 1885 he took up the Elevated Railway 
problem, and in December of that year pre- 
sented a paper before the Society of Arts in 
Boston, setting forth advant.-jges of electrical 
equipment of that road with motors under the 
cars. During 1886 he carried on experi- 
ments on private tracks on East 24th street. 
New York, and tiien on the 34tii street branch 
of the Elevated Road, where was first exhib- 
ited the fundamental method of mountitig 
geared motors which has come into universal 
use. About the same time he built motors 
for experimental operation of cars with stor- 
age batteries, in New York, Boston and Phila- 
delphia ; and also began the con-^truction of a 
motor car for pulling a train of car^ to be 
equipped with four 73 H. P. motors. 

In May, 1887, he took contracts for the 
equipment of the Union Passenger Rr.ihvav 
of St. Joseph. Missouri, and the I'nion Pas- 
senger FiaiUvav .;.f Richmonii. \'irg:iiia, the 
latter comprising eighty moturs for fortv cars, 
the complete overhead system, and a central 
statir)n. This contract was finally carried out 
under extraordinary difficulties in spite >:>i 
every prediction oi failure. It was th.e first 
commercial electric road on a large scale, anil 

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laid the foundation of the modern trolley de- 
velopment. On this road was tried [iracti- 
cally every device except the carbon brush, 
which characterizes the modern system, and 
within six yeais live-sixths of the cxistinc; 
horse-car lines were converted into electricall_\- 
operated systems. 

About 1S90 the Spra.que Company was ab- 
sorbed by the Etlison (/icneral Electric Com- 
pany, and Mr. Sprague remained for a time 
as consulting engineer. He then took up the 
development of electric elevators with Mr. 
Charles R. Pratt, organized the Sprague Elec- 
tric Elevator Company, andi developed the 
high-speed screw elevator, the automatic 
house elevator, and the two-motor drum ele- 
vator. Of the latter. fort_\'-nine of large size 
were installed on the Central London Elec- 
tric Railway in lieu of competing hydraulics. 
In the meantime, in iI^Qj;. in companv with 
Doctors Louis Duncan an.l Cary Hutcliinsun. 
he designed one 01 the earliest large electric 
locomotives for the late HeTir_\" X'illartl. 

Although he had been out of the railway 
business for a considerable period, Mr. 
Sprague had been for a number of years, and 
still v.-as, keenly intere^te 1 in the subject of 
rapid transit. Inu he was an. opponent of ele- 
vated railroad extensions in New York and an 
urgent advocate of the underground system 
to ha\e both express and local tracks, and to 
be equipped and operated electrically. .\s 
early a- 1S91 he had publicly ottered to dem- 
onstrate the pctssibilities C'f electrical opera- 
tion on a large scale at expense. In 1897, 
ten years after the Richmcnd ontract. he un- 
dertook another pioneer development, that of 
the multiple-unit systen-. of train operation, 
v.hich. provided for equipping cars ^vith mo- 
tors and controllers of 'uc'i capacity as 
vidually needed, and then C''' these 
cars into trains, irrespecti\e of numlier, se- 
quep.ce or end relation, and with or without 
other non-motor car--, controlliucr tluui all 
from master controllers c-n anv or all cars 
through the niLdium iif a secondary train 
line. In 1896-97 i;e rej.eatedly but vain'\ of- 
fererl to demonstrate the possibilities ''f the 
system at his own expen-^e on th.e Manhattan 
elevated road. In tin.- -spring of 1807. being 
called in consultation on the S'.'Utii Side Lle- 
vateil in Chicagi', he pniposed multiple-unit 
equipm.ent, and shrn-tiy .'itiei wards [lers mally 
took the contract f<'r carr>ing it nut. This 
was the beginning oi a -} -tcm which iia^ now 
become universal with electric train operation, 
such as on the imder-rniuTl. eie\ated. and 
Other roads of like character, and in addition 
to the motor car- on the New ^'ork Central 
it i.s also applied \.o the .operation of clcctr;c 

locomotives there and on the New York and 
New Haven and Pennsylvania railroads. The 
system was developed under the auspices of 
the Sprague Electric Com;iany, a consolidation 
of the Siiragiie Electric Elevator and the In- 
terior Conduit & Insulation Companie.-., and a 
few years later this company, after disposing 
of its elevator business to the Otis Elevator 
Com]iany, was absorbed by the General Elec- 
tric Company. 

Shortly afterwards, ^Ir. Sprague was se- 
lected as a member of the Electric Traction 
Commission of the New Yorlc Central Rail- 
road, and for fotn- \ears was active in the 
inaugiu-ation of the electric system on that 
road, collaborating with its chairman, \'ice- 
President W. J. W'ilgus. in the development 
of the protected under-contact third rail. He 
has ne't only always been a strong believer in 
and an active pinncer an<l promoter of the 
electric railway, Init has especially advocated 
high potentials for a nimiber of \-ears. His 
recommendati'-'us and M-ork in behalf of direct 
current df\ elopnients has brought aliout at 
least a rl.iubliug nf the standards in earlv nor- 
mal use fiir sul.Hirba!! and protected third rail 
work, and much higher possibilities fijr over- 
head supply for trunk lines. 

Pie wa-^ av>-arded a medal at the Philadel- 
phia Electrical Exhibitirn, the gold medal at 
tlie Paris Exposition in 1880, the Elliott Cres- 
son Medal liy the Erauldin Institute in 1902, 
the Grand P»"ize by the .'-^t. Louis T'urcha'^e 
Exhibition in 1904, and the Edison I\Iedal in 
1911. for inventions and developments in elec- 
tric motors and electric railways, and -pvcial 
achievements in the electric arts. Lie is pa^t- 
president and member of the American Insti- 
tute of Electrical Engineers and the Ncv.- 
York Electrical Society, meml.ier of the Amer- 
ican Society of Civil Engineers, and the .\mer- 
ican Institute of Consulting Engineers, the 
I'algli■^h Institutions of Civil and Electrical 
En-iiicer« and the L'niti-il States Naval In- 
stitute, and aLn an associate member of the 
Snciet}- of Naval Architects and Marine Engi- 
neer^ He is ciir.Nultinq- engineer o." the 
Sprague Electric, General Electric and the 
Otis Elevator companies, and was recently se- 
lected !;y tlte Southern Pacific Conipany to 
pref'aro, m collaborati(-n with its officers, a re- 
port 'in th.e ;iracticanility of electrifying the 
Sierra No\:''a m')untai!i section of the Sac- 
ramento Di>,i-:M:-. of that company, to increase 
its cai:acit\', an i>iierative problem geuerallv 
admitted to be one <jf the niost difficult in the 
railroad worid. 

He is a member of the I'niversity, Ce^.tury. 
Engineer-, .Vew York Radroad. (7ity Lunc!; 
and Sleepv H'ollow Countrv Clubs. In poll- 

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tics, he is an independent Republican, hut has 
iif\cr held office. During tiie Spanisli War. 
iSnS, he volunteered for special active service, 
but a severe accident to his eyes made such 
impossible for ilie time. 

He married (first), 1885, in Xew Orleans. 
Mary Harned Keatinge, daus^hte'- of William 
Keatinge ( member of the tirni of Keatinge & 
liall of Columbia, engravers of the Confed- 
erate bank notes), and a graduate of Dublin 
University, and of Harriette C. Keatinge. in 
later life a well-known physician in Xew C)r- 
leans and Xew York. Their children were 
Mary Harned, mentioned above, aiul Har- 
riette D'Esmonde. now a physician in Xew 
York. He married (second) C'ctober 11. 
1899, Harriet Chapman Jones, daughter of 
Captain Henry Roger Jones. U. S. A. (re- 
tired.), and Sarah (Chec'^ebrough ) Jones, 
daughter of Dr. Amos Cheesebrough, late a 
trustee of Yale College. Child of first wife: 
Frank D'Esmonde, born in X'ew York, March 
29, 1888: a igri graduate, with degree of civil 
engineering, from Cornell University. Qiil- 
dren of the second \\ifc: Robert Cliapman. 
born August 3, 1900, in Xew York: Julian 
King, June 14, 1003. in Xew York: and Fran- 
ces Althea, August 9, ioo<^, Sharon, Connecti- 

For Harriet Chapman Sprague's genealogv, 
see Chapman and Cheesebrough records. 

(The Cumniings Linei. 
The family of Cummings seems to have 
had its origin in Comines, near Lille, between 
France and Belgiimi, and from there emi- 
grated to .Scotland. Some niembers believe 
it to be descended from the famous Red 
Cumin, of Badenoch, in the southeastern part 
of Invernesshire, Scotland. The name is va- 
riously spelled in the records of England, 
Scotland and America. 

' (I) .Isaac Cumm.ings. inimigrant ancestor. 
was born in 1601. He appears in Ipswich. 
Massachusetts, in 1641. in the !i=t of com- 
moners, and is said to have had a planting" 
lot in Reedy marsh and a house lot in the 
town as early as July, 163S. He wa^ ad- 
mitted a freeman in 1642 ; n as a constable 
in 1666, with his son Isaac as his deputy : 
was elected deacon of the church in 1676. 
and was often moderator of the town meet- His vvil! was dated ^lay 8, 1677. Chil- 
dren: Ann. born 1629: John, Iiorn about 
icj.p: Isaac, mentioned below; Elizabeth, mar- 
ried John Jewell. 

(II) Deacon Isaac 12) Cummings, son of 
Isaac (i) Cummings. born about 1633. 
lie was a commoner in 1672 and admitted a 
freeman in 1673: was a sergeant in the Ips- 

wich company in .King Pinlip"s war ; was 
often mo'ierator of the town meetings, and 
held office as highway suive\or, town treas- 
urer, tytliingman. con^tallle and selectman. 
He was elected deaccin in i(.i8o and served in 
that office during the remainder of liis life. 
He fell into the prevalent error of his day 
and was a firm believer in witchcraft. He 
testified against Elizabeth ib:>w. that a rnare 
of his had been strangel_\' attected l)y her 
influence, and upon such evidence she was 
condennied and executed in July. 1692. He 
deeded the Iiomestead to his .-^on John, Alarch. 
1714-15. His will was dated April 27, 1712, 
and proved January 19, 1721-22. He mar- 
ried. Xovember 2'j . 1659. ;\lary Andrews, born 
1638, daughter of Robert and Grace Andrews, 
of Rowley Milage. Her father came there 
from Boxfcrd, England, in 1656, and was 
the immigrant ancestor of the family to which 
the war governor belonged. Children : Son, 
born and died August 28, 1G60: son, born 
and died Xovember 2, 1661 : son, bi5rn and 
died Decemljer 6, 1662 ; Isaac, born September 
15. 1664: John, mentioned below: Thomas, 
June 27. 1670: Mary, February 16, 1671-72; 
Robert, .Vpril i. 1674: Abigail, married Sam.- 
uel Pcrlev ; Stebbins, bo^n February 27. 1680. 

(Ill) Jolm, son of Deacon, Isaac (2) Cum- 
mings, was born in Ipswich. Jime 7. 1666. 
He inherited th.c home>tf;ad, and the house 
was still standing in 1S82. when it was de- 
stroyed by fire. It is now known as the 
Peterson farm, and was d.ivided, betv:een his 
two sons, Joseph and John. His will was 
made I^lay 8. 1722. and proved July 16 of 
the same year. His son David, who was the 
executor, was given the lands on the south 
side of the river and on the eastern side of 
Xichcls Brook. He married. .January 23, 
1688, Susanna Tov,-n. born in Topsfield, Mas- 
sachusett , December 24, 1671, died Septem- 
ber 13, 1766, daughter of Joseph and Phoebe 
(PerkiTis) Town. Children: Joseph, bap- 
tized January 26. 1689-90; John, baptized 
Tuly 12. 1693. mentioned below : Isaac, born 
"December 25, it>C)5 : David, April 15, 1698: 
}darv, ^lay 13, 1700: Su-anna. January 13, 
1701-02: Stebbins. .\ugu-t, 1706; Samuel. 
February 14. 1708-a): Rebecca, baptized X.> 
vcmber i. 1713. 

(IV'i Jolm i 2\ ^('W of John (r) Cum- 
mings, was baptized Jid\- [2. \bQ2. in Tops- 
field. He married. Fcliruar> 18. 1715. Mary, 
daughter of Isaac and Martha ( Towne ) Lar- 
rabee, of Lynn. ]\Iassachu5ett^. He was a 
shoemaker by trade and lived first in Middle- 
ton and then Southlwro. Massacb.usetts. In 
the latter place he bought a farm of J.'hn 
Howe. His will was made December 19. 

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1755. and he (lied February 29, 1756. Chillrcn: 
John, born April 19, 1717; Hannah, Xovcni- 
ber 6, 1718; Mercy, October 20. 1720; Benja- 
min, September 12, 1723, died \nung; Reu- 
ben, January 29, 1720, mentioned beiijw ; 
Sarah, Alay 30, 1729; Uenjamin, October 9, 
173 1 ; Joseph. February 5, 1733. 

(\') Reuben, son of John (2) Cummings, 
was born January 29, 1726, died intestate in 
1808 at Petersham, Massachusetts. He mar- 
ried (first), 1747, Hannah Booth. He mar- 
ried (second) Elizabeth , Children of 

first wife, born at Southboro: Reuben, Alay 
12, 1749; William, October iS, 1752: Han- 
nah, August 8, 1757; Hcpsibnh, October S, 
1759. Children of second wife, born at Tem- 
pleton, ^.lassachusetts : Elizabeth, April 5, 
1762: Ruany, June 5, 1764; Martha, Novem- 
ber 22. ijb'j \ David, -August 31, 1769. men- 
tioned below; Eunice, February 11, 1771. 

(VI) David, son of Reuben Cummings, 
was born in Templeton, August 31, 171J9, and 
married, February i, 1793, at Gerr\-, now 
Phillipston, Massachusetts, Miriam Wheeler. 
Children, born at Petersham : Betsey, Oc- 
tober 20, 1793, married Joshua Sprague (see 
Sprague \'ni) ; Reuben, August 20. 1795; 
David, Alarch 19, 1797; Gilbert, October 18, 
1798; Lyman, October 11, iSoo; Almira 
(twin), April 26, 1803; Alvira (twin) : Sum- 
ner, Mav 9. 1804. The twins were saiil to be 
the oldest in Xew England at the time of the 
first's death, at atout 77 years. 

John Russell, immigrant an- 
RUSSELL cestor, came to New England 

and settled first at Cam- 
bridge, where he was a proprietor m 1635. 
He was admitted a freeman, March 3, 1635- 
36, and \\as a town otiicer and clerk of the 
writs. He was a subscriber to tlie orders 
drawn up for the town of \\'oburn, at 
Charlestown. in 1640, and one i~>f the first 
settlers of Woburn. He was a proprietor 
there in 1640. He was fclcctnian of Wobr.ra 
several years, and in 1644 was appointed on 
a committee for distribution of land. He \vas 
deacon of the ch.urch, but afterwards became 
a Baptist, and about 1G69-70 was admitted 
to the Baptist ch.urch of Boston, which at 
that time met for worship at Xoddle's Island. 
He wa-; later chosen elder of church. Fcjr 
his change of faith he was summoned before 
the court at Charlestown in 1671 and sent 
to pris(-in, but was soon released. He died 
June I, 1676. His will was dated May 27, 

l'^76. He married rfirsl) Elizabeth , 

Wiio died December 16, 1644. He married 
(second!. May 13, 1645. Elizabeth Baker, 
who died January 17, 1689-90. Children: 

Samuel, born i6i(j; John, mentioned below; 
Mar\, married, December 21, 1O59, Tuiiotiiv 

(II) John Russell, sen of John Russell, 
was born about 1620, and died December 22. 
1680, He settled first in Woburn and re- 
moved to Boston, where he was ordained to 
succeed Elder Gould as minister of the Bap- 
tist church, July 28, 1679. During the short 
period he was in office he wrote a treatise in 
answer to some harsh reflections in a pub- 
lication by Rev. Dr. Increase Mather, assert- 
ing "The Divine Right of Infant Baptism."' 
The answer was entitled ■'.\ Brief Narrative 
of some considerable passages concerning the 
First Gathering and Further Progress of a 
Church of Christ in Gospel Order, in Boston, 
in New England, etc." It was dated in Bos- 
ton. May 20, 16S0, and sent to London for 
publication. Fle married, October 31, 1661, 
Sarah, daughter of John Champney, of Cam- 
bridge. She died at Woburn, April 26. 1696. 
He is buried in King's Chapel bur;.-ing 
ground, Boston. Children: John, born Au- 
gust I, 1662: Joseph. January 16. 11363-64, 
mentioned below; Samuel. February 3. 1667- 
68. died December i, 1668: Sarah, February 
10, 1670-71 ; Elizabeth, February 19, 1672- 
73 ; Jonathan, .\ugust 6, 1675 • Tl'omas. Jan- 
uarv ;, 1677-78: Ruth. 

('ifn Jo-cph Russell, ^on of John Rus'^ell. 
was horn at ^\'ohurn, January 16, T663-64, 
died at Boston, March 13. 1713-14. He mar- 
ried !\Iar}- . who died March 28, 17161. 

Both are buried in King's Chapel bunins: 
groimd in Boston. Children : Joseph, Decem- 
ber 13, 1687: }.Ia'-y; Abigail: Saraii. nuirriei 

\\'akeneld : Elizabeth, married Toscph 

r\Ii!ler : Mehitable ; Thomas, born [ulv 11. 
1705, mentioned below; Skiimer, died in Bos- 
ton, June, 1752; Jemathan. 

( I\") Thomas RusseU, son of Joseph Rus- 
'^ell, was born July ir 1705, died September i, 
1780. He married (first) Elizabeth, daug'ifer 
i:>f Jeremiah Condy and sister of Rev. Icremiah 
Condy. She was a well educated wr^man and 
jiosscssed many accomplishments K-i t'-.e dav. 
She constructed curious pictures of ri!i!:rree 
work, also wax flowers of rare beautw Her 
embroidery attracted much atlentii'U. a~ di'I 
also a Flolland bed-pread. Wliile Boston 
was held by the British in the war of the 
revolution, soldiers were admitted to the hnuse 
an.d ruined the =prcad with, blood stains. Thev 
also carried ofT her finest piece of embroid- 
ery, into which she had wrou2:ht sfold and 
silver tlireads. In 1878 a whiie silk a;.Tr.n 
em!iroidered by her in 1710-20 had a promi- 
nent place in a loan exhibition of the .'^i->ciety 
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of Elizabeth Russell, her only daughter. 1775- 
76, is still presfcrvod. Tb.omas Russell mar- 
ried (second) Honora Loud, who married 
(secund) Deacon Philip Freeman. Thomas 
Russell is buried in King's Chapel burying 
ground. Children: Thomas, died 1752; 
Joseph, born October 2, 173.2. mentioned be- 
low; Jeremiah Condy, died August 30, 1759; 
John, born April 12, 1737; William, Septem- 
ber 12, 1739; Jonathan. 1741. Children of 
second wife: Elizabeth, born April 16. 1757; 
Thomas, September 8. 1758. 

(\') Honorable Joseph Russell, son of Russell, was born October 2, 1732, 
(lied in Woodstock, Connecticut, .May 18, 
1792. He married (tirst 1 }.Iary Checkley, 
born January 4. 1735. died August. 1770. 
prubably a daughter of Samuel Checkley, of 
Boston. He married (second) Amey, born 
September 7, 1748. who was a stepdaughter 
of Governor Stephen Hopkins, one of the 
signers of the Declaration of Independence, 
who married Anne Smith, widow, daughter of 
Benjamin Smith. She died August 7, 1784, 
and he married (thin_i) Ann Frances Lippitt. 
daughter of Joseph and Lucy (Boweni Lip- 
pitt. born [March 30. 1748. died April i. 1827. 
Joseph Russell was a m.erchant of Providence, 
R. I., associated with his brother William. In 
1785 he was state senator. He was interested 
in the cause of education and was one of the 
trustees of Rhode Island College, now Brown 
University. During the last years of his life 
lie lived a retired life at his country seat at 
Woodstock, where he died. He was highly 
re^pccted as a man cf business and a good cit- 
izen. In religion he was an Episcopalian. 
Children of first wife: Joseph, born August, 
1755- fJieci September. 1755 ; Joseph Dolbeare, 
September 2. 1756. died !March. 1786: \\"il- 
liam. Mav 12, 175S. nienti'ined below, died 
Afiril 18. 1822; Mary. January i. 1760: E'.iza. 
October 29. 171)3: \nn. May 12, 17O5. died 10. 1787: Susannah Condy, Octt^ber 
17. 1767: Hayle}- 'tv.-in), July 29. i7<>o. died 
July 16. 1780; H'^pkins ftwini, Jul\- 20. 
'7'"). died .\r.L:ust 7. 17S7. Children of 
■second wife: Beniamin, February 22. 1774, 
died October 16. 1780: Ame\-. September 2. 
177!^. died :^.rarch 14, 178-,. 

CM) William Russell, ^on of Joseph Rus- 
sell, was born May 12. 1758. an<l upon the 
death of his fath?r succeeded to the home at 
\\ D.I i^trirk, Ci'inriecticut. above referred to. 
^^liich wa'^ said to be one of the most beautiful 
ill that section of the state. He there en- 
tracred in the manufacture cf pearlash and 
r>"fash, which he pri>duced in large quantities 
and sent to Providence, R. I., where there was 
•T ready market for it. He was a great ath- 

lete and fond of sports, and, among other 
things, enjoyed skating exceedingly, and, as 
there was a large artificial lake on his place, 
he had many opportunities to indulge in this 
healthy and invigorating e.\ercise. It is re- 
lated of him that at one time when he was 
skating on this lake, his little daughter was 
on the ice, and. without stopping, he stooped 
and took her in liis arms, and proceeding, 
jumped, without touching, a tive foot lence 
which separated one part of the lake from an- 
other, and placed her safel}' on the ice on the 
other side, and continued on his way across 
the lake. 

He married, April 7, 1785, Rebecca Potter, 
who was a daughter of Thomas and Esther 
Potter, and born March 19, I7'i8. Their cnil- 
dren were Harriet, born January 9, 1786, died 
February 21, 1857; Joseph, mentioned beiow, 
born ^larch 6, 17S8, died 1863 : Ann Frances, 
born November 22, 1789; Haley Hopkins, 
born January 5, 1793 : Emily Esther, bom 
IVIarch 28, 1795: and Eliza Rhohe. bcjrn Au- 
gust 13, 1797. His wife died February iC. 
18 16. in the 4Sth year of her age. and he died 
April 13. 1822. aged 64 years. 

(A'll) Joseph Russell, son of William Rus- 
sell, was born [March 6. 1788. While a boy at 
home he was in rather poor health and the 
fairiily physician advised his parents to send 
him to sea as his father was engaged in shio- 
ping and owned several East India vessels and 
knew and could trust the captains of them. 
He made several voyages to China and other 
places, and liked the sea so well that he be- 
came first mate on one of the vessels, and 
continuedi that life for a number of years. 
Later he moved to Pom. fret and continued to 
live there until his death in 1863. He was a 
great reader and an equally great student of 
the dictionary, and had the reputation of 
knowing the definition of more words and be- 
ing able tc> use them correctly in their various 
>hades of meaning than any other man for 
miles around. He was also a careful student 
of th.e Bible, and read it through many titnes. 
and his grandson, Frank Fenner Russell, re- 
ferred to later in this genealo.g-\-, has now in 
his possession a Bible which lie read through 
seven times, being careful to make a nrvte on 
the blank page at the beginning of the book 
of the time wlien he began and completed each 
reading of it. He was in politics a Democrat 
and in religion an Episcopalian, and. although 
he had never been to divinity school or fitted 
himself for a cleriryman. he •^^•as such an ac- 
knowledged authority on the Bible that lie was 
often asked to read service in the Episcopal 
Church at Brrx^kiyn. and even allowed to 
preach his own sermons. 

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Spaldiii.L;, wlio was born 30, 1797. 
Their cliililron were: Reribcn Spaldinp:. born 
June 3. i8ji: Hannah Maria, born October 
14, 18J3 ; Joseph l-"rancis. mentioned below. 
born February 18. 1^2(1: and W'iUiam Henry, 
born April 3, 1832. died June 6. 1907. 

His wife died May 8. 1S32. in the 35th year 
of her age, and on the 31st of the same 
month their daughter, Hannah, also died. He 
did not marry again, but continued to live 
on his place at Pomfret until his death, which 
occurred in 1863. 

■ ^^T^) Joseph Francis Russell, son of Jo- 
seph Russell, was born at Pomfret, Connecti- 
cut, February 18. 1S26. He married, Septem- 
ber 25, 1850. Caroline Celestia Fenner. horn 
July 21, 1830, at KilHngly, Connecticut, a 
daughter of Colonel Caleb Fenner, of Scitu- 
aie. R. I., who was born in 1794, and died Oc- 
tober 2, 1872. Her mother was Julia A. Cham- 
berlain, burn in 1808, and died Au':rust 25, 
1S6S. who was the daughter of Captain \\'il- 
liam and Rebecca ( Angell ) Chamberlain. 
Captain Chamberlain was born October 5, 
1783, and died February 10, 1855. Rebecca, 
his wife, was born March 2, 1782. and died 
April 4, 1851. Besides Caroline Fenner, Ca- 
leb and Julia Fenner had one other child, 
Helen Fenner, who was born at Killinglv, 
Coiuiecticut. July 15. 1833, and died at ^^"(■K-)d- 
stock, Connecticut. ^lay 2. 1907. unmarried. 

Joseph Francis Russell, after his marriage, 
moved to Woodstock. Connecticut. Their 
children were Helen Li~irancy, born October 
12, 1855, died 'Slay 9, 1873. and Frank Fen- 
ner, mentioned beluw, born August 3. i8('io, 

Joseph Francis Russell was a carpenter by 
trade, but during his long life ha<; filled man\- 
positions of trust in the town of Woodstock, 
such as selectman, member of tlie hoard r,i re- 
lief, and registrar of voters, and was for manv 
years one of tlie trustee-; of \\VM-idstock .\cad- 
emy, an institution which for more than rrne 
hnndred years has been sending out students 
to all i:arts of the worM. He and his wife 
are still living at the homestea-.l in \\'o<Dd>tock, 
Connecticut, where they have resided nearl\- 
fifty years, he being nriw in his ei-hly -ixtli 
year, and she in her eiglity-tirst. and on Sep- 
tember 25. 1910. the^" celebrated the sixtieth 
anniversary of their marriage. 

(IX) Hon. Frank F. Russell, son of Joseph 
Francis Russell, was born at Wood-tock. Con- 
necticut, August 3, i860. He attended t!ie 
public schools at Woodst^x-k and Wo. n^toek 
Academy, in which he prepared utr college. 
He enrered Trinitv Cc'llege in iSSt'/ and con- 
tinued in the class of 18S4 until a month he- 
fi>re commencement, when he hai! an advan- 

tageous offer to go abn:iad a^ a private tiiinr, 
but he received his degree as P.. A. with the 
cla>s of 1885 in the following year, after he 
returned from Europe. He i-^ accordingly 
claimed by both classes and attends the reim- 
ions of both. He was a master of Holderness 
School for Boys at Plymouth. New Hamp- 
shire, from 1885 to 1887. In the fall of 1887 
he entered Yale Law School and studied fc 
one year, completing his law studies in the of- 
fice of Hon. Charles Edwin Searls. under 
wliom he began to read law before he went to 
the law school. He was admitted to the Con- 
necticut bar in April, 1890. and in August fol- 
lowing became a partner of Mr. Searls under 
the firm name of Searls & Russell. Since then 
he has practiced with g'ratif_\ing success. The 
firm is well and favorably known throughout 
the state, and their office is at Putnam. Sir. 
Russell was connected with the schools of 
PiUnam as a member of the high school com- 
mittee, the school board, and tlie town school 
conmTittee for fifteen years, declining fur- 
ther service in 1908. He was appointed judge 
of the cit}- court of Putnam by Governor Mc- 
Lean, of Connecticut, in 1901, and rearjpointe'l 
by Governor Chamberlain, Governor Roberts 
and Governor Woodruff, serving' continuousl-v- 
from July i, 1901, to January i. 1910, wdien 
on account of the pressure of business he 
declined reappointment. He is a justice of the 
peace and a member of the Connecticut Bar 
A.ssociation. In politics he is a Republican. 
He is a communicant of the Protestant Epis- 
copal church of Putnam. 

Judge Russell married, ^.lay zi. 1S89. Ada 
Frances Robie. born September 23. 1867, at 
Plymouth, New Hampshire, daughter .»f 
James and Frances A. (Jameson) Robit. 
granddaughter of Samuel and Eunice (Roli- 
erts) Robie, great-granddaughter oi Joseph 
and Polly (Davis) Roberts. Her father had 
two l)rothe!S, Tliomas and ^^'ilHam Robie. 
I Judge Russell is a collateral descendant of 
Juiige Stephen Hopkins, born at Scituate. R. 
I.. March 7, 1717. died at Providence in 
1785, one of the signers of the Declarati'ju 
of Indepen<ience : also of Esek Hopkins, fir^t 
admiral appointed by the continental co:;- 
gre'-s. commissioned in December. 1773. com- 
m(".! and comtnander-in-chief, born at 
Scituate in 1718). 

Mrs. Frank F. Russell is a member t'^i 
Elizabeth Porter Putnam Chapter, Dauuh- 
ters of the American Revolution., of Putnan;. 
Judge and Mrs. Russell have one- child. Ci'n- 
■^tance Lucile. born December 31, 1898. and 
their home is at the corner of Grove an<l 
Sewar<l streets, in Putnam, where tl'.ey have 
resided for a number of vears. 

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John Bailey or I'aylie. immi- 

r,.\ILEY grant ancestor, came from Eng- 
land, and was one of the t'.venty- 
ci^ht purchasers of tlie town of Haddam, Con- 
necticut, whither he removed from Hartford 
in \u\i. In 1648 lie was viewer of chimneys 
and laildcrs. He was constable at Hartford 
in 1656-57. He was admitted freeman in 
May. 1657. He died at Haddam in i(Vj(',. He 
had sous: Benjamin, mentioned below, and 

(II) Benjamin, son of John Bailey, wa^ 
born about Kino. He lived at Haddam an<l 
had three sons: John, who was deaf and 
liumb, but niarrietl anil had a famih' : Benja- 
min, mentioned below: Xathaniel. had sons 
Daniel and Ezekiel. 

fill) Benjamin (2). son of Benjamin ii) 
Bailey, was born in Haddam in iiigo. He 
livctl in his native town and had sons: Heze- 
kiah ; Benjamin, mentioned below: Samneh 

(I\') Benjamin (3). son of Benjamin (2) 
Bailey, was born about 1720. He lived at 

(\') -, son of Benjamin (3) Bailey. 

was born about 1750. He was a soldier in 
the revolution in the Tenth Connecticut Regi- 
ment under Colonel James ^^"alls^vorth. 

(\T) Benjamin (4), son of Bailey, 

was born af Haddam, Connecticut, and was a 
farmer in his native town. He married Lau- 
rena Tryon, born at IMiddletown. Cliildren : 
Charles Turner. die.I unmarried, aged forty- 
three years : Jerry, nnmarried : Fanny, mar- 
ried Ah-a Spencer, of Haddam. and had three 
children: Edgar. Eleanora and Laurt-n ; Dr. 
Samuel B., married Sarah Price: children: 
Edna, Bonis. Jane and ^vlabei : Sarah : ^^'ol- 
ci'itt, married Thelia Baile}". a cousin : chil- 
dren: Ivernot and Blanch: William F.. mar- 
ried Rachel Treadwell ; children : Aden and 
Clitv.s ; Eleanijr. unmarried : Dr. Leonard, 
mentioned below, 

(V'll) Dr. Leonard Bailey, son of Benja- 
min (4) Bailey, was born at Haddam. Jan- 
uary I, 1S36, in the section known a^ ITigga- 
nuni. He attended the district schools and 
the Brainard Academy. He began to study 
medicine in Pliiladelphia Medical School and 
graduated fifth in a class of forty at the 
agf of twenty-two. He then spent a year 
, wuli Dr. Burr, of .Middietown. and afterwaid 
practiced for three years at East Haddam. In 
if^OT he returned to Middietown. where he 
has practiced since that time. He visited 
Philadelphia in 1862 and took 3 course of 
r-iedical lectures in the winter of 1862-63 
under Professor S. D. Gross and Drs. Pan" 
coast, Wood and Dunglison. He has en- 
joyed a large practice in Middietown and 

stands high in his profession. In politics he 
is a Republican. He was a member of the 
board, of education for eighteen years and 
director of the Farmers' and Meclumics' Na- 
tional Bank of Michigan for thirty ^'ears. 
Dr. Bailey won a notable lawsuit against the 
Xew York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad 
Company after a long and stubbornlv con- 
tested litigation. Dr. Bailey had a claim for 
tlamages against the railroad on account of 
an accident when he was crossing the tracks, 
due to the negligence of the railroad. De- 
feated in the Connecticut courts, the suit was 
pressed to a decision in the supreme court 
of Massachusetts. He is a member of the 
Independent Order of Odd Fellow s. He mar- 
ried. February 3, 1863, Sarah J. Robinson, 
rif Portland. Connecticut. They have no chil- 
dren. Dr. Bailey resides at 18S Court street. 

According to family and local tra- 
DA\'IS dition. Solomon Davis. ancest'.ir 
of t:;is family, came to Killing- 
worth, Conr.ecticut, from Long'!. Fror.T 
him descended Lenmei Davis. wl;o was the 
father of a son, Lenuiel Davis, atid he m 
turn was the S'T^n of Lewis Talccut Da\-:S, 
whr> married Sarah. da;!ghter of Joseph and 
Hnldah ('Baile_\') Burr, married in 1.803. 

Richard Davis, son of Lewis Talcott and, 
Sarah fBurr) Da\is, was born at Norti; 
Killingworth, Connecticut, Yva\ 27, 184S. He 
was educated in the public schools. Fie 
learned his trade in the Branford Lock Worlcs 
in Xew Haven. Connecticut, and made, ten:- 
pered and dres=ed his own tools, being a 
skillfnl mechanic. He accepted the positicm 
of manager of the firm of Richard .\tkins at 
r^Ii.ldletcwn, June to. t8('>0, rind subsequcntlv 
became the riwner of the place, whicl: !^ 
wideh' ku'.AVii as the Oak Grove Dairv 
Farm, He is one of the most successful 
farmers in Midrllesex county, his farm con- 
taining some two hundred and three acre;, 
and is located between Middietown and W\x- 
ham. Connecticut. He l;as been active in pub- 
lic life and held many offices of trust and 
honor. He is a Democrat in politics. He 
served eight successive years on the board .'■f 
selectmen of ?\Iiddletown : represented the 
town in the general assembly of Connecticut 
in 1900 ; in 1002 was nominated and elected 
iiigh sheriff of Middlese:c cormty, though the 
coimty is normally Republican, and was re- 
elected to the office by an increased majority 
over the seven hundred and fort>'-nine plu- 
ralitv he received in his first electii~.n. He is 
a member of the Connecticut Pomological So- 
ciety ; the Connecticut Dairymen's .Associa- 

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tion : Aliddletown GraiiLje, Patrons of Hus- 
bandry, in which he has held several ortices, 
including that of master ; member of the ex- 
ecutive coniniitlee of the Connecticut State 
Grange; men'.her of the Knitjhts of Pytliias ; 
director of the Central National Bank, of 
Middletown, and president of the Pine Grove 
Cemetery Association, of Middletown. With 
his family he attends the Aletho.list church. 
Mr. Davis has an office at Iladdam. Hard 
work, attention to details and strictlv fair 
and honest dealing' in all things have brought 
him unusual success in business. 

Mr. Davis married, October 17, 1S71, An- 
nie Talmadge Atkins, born at West Long 
Hill, September 10. 1839, only child of Rich- 
ard and ]\Ielinda (Edwards) .Atkins, and a 
descendant of George Hubbard, of 2\Iiddle- 
town, Connecticut, and also a descendant from 
the early settlers of East Hampton, Long 
Island. Children: i. i\Iary Gray, born Jan- 
uary 27, 1S73, a music teacher. 2. Sarah 
Edwards, October 4, i?74, followed the occu- 
pation of school teacher until her marriage to 
Robert Hubbard: children: Harriet Fairchild, 
born September 9, 1902 : Willard Davis, .\u- 
giist 31, 1903: Lucy Atkins, February 26, 
1908; Robert Ivleigs, December i, 1909. 3. 
Grace Atkins, July 14, 1876, married Richard 
Ackerman : children: Annie Davis, born June 
13, 1901 ; Richard Atkins, November 15, 1905 ; 
Marion Davis. June 22, 1909. 4. Alice Hub- 
bard. February 3, 1S79. married Frederick 
Harris; chiklren : Alice Marion, born Decem- 
ber 3, 1S99, died aged seven months; Richard 
Davis, August 0, 1904. 5. Wilnam Atkins, 
September'-. 1882, died April 6, 18S3. 

(The Cone Line). 
(I) Daniel Cone, immigrant ancestor, set- 
tled at 'Haddam, Connecticut, and resided 
there until t68o, k\ter resiioved to the east 
side of the ri\'er at }>rachi-}>Ioodus, and sub- 
sequently-returned to Haddam. where lie d;ed 
October 24, 1706, aged eiglity years. He 
deeded land on the west side of the rner to 
his son Caleb. He married (first) Mehitable 
Spence, of Hartford, daughter of Jared and 
Alice Spence. Her father settle! in Cir.n- 
bridge, j.Iassachusetts, in 1634. at Lyim in 
1637. at Hartford in i>':,''>o., and at Iia'Mair, 
in 1662. He married (second) R-jbe-ca. 
widen- of Ricl-iard Wakelcy. in i'V)2. Chil- 
dren: Rath, born January 7. .602: Hannnli. 
April 6, 1664; Daniel, Januarv 2t. nVi.'ij 
Jared, Januarv 7. 1668; Rebecca. February t'l, 
1670; Ebenezer. baptized March 2;. i':73: 
Nathaniel, baptized June 4. 1675: ;^tophen. 
baptized ^larch 26, 1678: Caleb, nic-niciird 

(II) Caleb, son of Daniel Cone, was born 
at Haddam in 1679, baptized March 19, 1682, 
at Middletown. He was representative in the 
general assembly in 1 73 1-3-2-33-45 -49, "nil v^'as 
captain of a military company. He married 
(first) at Haddam, December 16. 1701, Eliza- 
beth , who died there, November 14, 

1714. He married (second), September 6, 
1723, Elizabeth Cunningham, who died Sep- 
tember 28, 1743. Children of tirst wife: 
Caleb, born September, 1702 ; Joseph, Jan- 
uary 26. 1704; Noah, July 14, 1707; Eli>ha, 
September 11, 1709; Joshua, July 4, 1714. 
Children of second wife: Simon, born June 
II, 1724; Daniel, December 22, 1725; Beriah, 
September 12, 1727; Abigail, July 2, 1730; 
IMary, March 23, 1732. died October 8. 1796, 
married Richard Knowles (see Knowles I\') ; 
L}dia, January 29, 1735. 

(The Knowles Line). 

(I) John Knowles, the first of the line 
here under consideration, was killed by the 
Indians in King Philip's war, near Taunton. 
JMassachusetts, April 3, 1675, H!e married 
Apphia, daughter of Edward Bangs, a pil- 
grim, coming over in the shin "Ann" in 1623. 

(II) John (2), son of John (i) Knowles, 
was born July 10. 1673, '^■'^'^ 17.57- J^e mar- 
ried, 1693. ]\[ary Sears, and among their chil- 
dren v.-as John. 

(III) John (3), son of Jolm (2l Knowles, 
married INIehitable Walker (.see V,'a!ker II). 
and among their children was Richard. 

(IV) R:ichard, son of John (3) Knowles, 
was born at Haddam in 1725, died April 9, 
iSk). He niarrit;d, April 4, 1749, ^\lary, 
daughter of Caleb and Elizabeth (Cunning-' 
ham) Cone (see (~one 11). Children: Eliza- 
beth, born December 6, 1750; Alary, October 
28, T751. married. 1774, Joseph Burr: Su- 
sannah. Februarv 5. 1755; Bethiaii. March 6. 
17^7: Alarch 7, 1759: Simon, April 
iS, 1761. 

(The Vi'slker L-r.e). 
(I) William Walker, immigrant ancestor, 
came from England to Hingham in 1636 or 
earlier, lie was born about 1620, died in 
1703. He was on the list of those able to 
b(-ar ariiis in i'>43 : he v^ as admitted a free- 
man. June 3, 1636: surveyor of highwr.vs in 
li'A-i. ■■,!-). y<i.ji-j- constable in 16S2 : vras ex- 
cu-ci! from training. June 2, 16S3. because of 
■'--eakness, and liaving two sons in the train 
baufi. one of whom was killed. He married, 
in 1 63 J,, perhaps second. Sarah, daughter of 
Njcliolas Sr.ow. of Eastham, who married 
Con-.ta!ice. daughter of Stephen Hopkins, 
v.ho came in the "Mayflower." progenitor of 
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1655, killed in 1676; William, October 12, 
1657, died young'; Willlani, mentioned below; 
Sarah, September 28, 1664; Jabez, July S, 

(II) William (2), son of William (i) 
Walker, was born August 2, 1659, died Jan- 
uary, 1743-44. He married . 

Children : William, married Anne Young ; 
Mehitable, married John Knowles ; John, lived 
at Easthani ; Susan, married Jonathan Collins. 

This family appeared early 
WAKEFIELD in New England. A town 

in Massachusetts w a s 
named for the family, and its members have 
been prominent in the fields of education, 
medicine, law and ministry. They have also 
been active as business men, aiding in the 
mental and moral growth, as well as the mate- 
rial development of the commonwealths in 
which they lived. 

John Walcefield, the immigrant ancestor, 
v/as born in Hertfordshire, England, and came 
to America in 1632. Pie was an inhabitant of 
Marblehead, ^Massachusetts, January i, 1637. 
He had a grant of four acres on the Neck, 
and in 1641 he also had a grant under the 
authority of the Ligonia patent, which was 
later kno^\■n as the Great Hill Farm, in ]\Iaine. 
He settled in the town of Wells, Maine, where 
he attained considerable prominence. He was 
commissioner and selectman in 1648. 1654 and 
1657. In 1652 he purchased Drake's l-land, 
where he removed and resided for two or 
three years. He then removed to Scarbor- 
ough and resided for several years. From 
^here he went to that part of Bi'ldeford which 
is novv- Saco. where he died February 15, 1674. 
Married Elizabeth, daughter of Edmund and 
Annie Littlefield. of W'ells. Children: John, 
married Hester Harbor; James, mentioned he- 
low : Ilenr}-, flicd unmarried ; William, niar- 
rie<l Rebecca Littlefield; Mary, married Wil- 
liam Frost; Katherine, married R(ibert Nannv. 
(11) James, .=on of John Wakefield, was 
born probably at Salem or Weils. ( In 1657 
the town clerk's office at Wells, Miiine, \vas 
hurned, and with it all the records.) In ifigg 
lie was granted one hundred acres of lanri on 
/Kcnnebiink river, '"at the landing." He and 
his brother William, Moses and Job Littlefield, 
and Joseph Storer Jr., on October 2^. 1707, 
went out in a small sloop to fish, there was 
a heavy sea at the bar, and they attempted 
•'- 'Irive the .sioop over it. she was upset, and 
all were drowned, bodies of four were re- 
C">tred. These men were all valuable citi- 
■'"ns and their aid was greatly needed." He 
n.arried Rebecca, daughter of lames and 

(Lewis) Gibbons, of Saco. Children: 

James, m.arried, December 18, 1710, Mary 
Durrel!; John, married. May 2j, 1724, Eliza- 
beth Durrell; Keziah, married, May 27, 1724, 
Phillip Durrell Jr.; Nathaniel, married, 1730, 
Flannah Emmons ; Samuel, mentioned below ; 
Gibbons, married Mary Goodwin, November 
13. 1756. 

(HI) Samuel, son of James Wakefield, re- 
sided in Kennebunk, Alaine. In 1766 he built 
the first schooner on the Mousam river. He 
was a soldier in the French and Indian war, 
and in 1756 enlisted and was sent toward the 
lakes and Canada. He married, about 1736, 
Ruth Godfrey. Children; Samuel, mentioned 
below; Mary, married, November 27. 1766, 
Daniel Kimball; Benjamin, married, Novem- 
ber 5. 1767, Elinor Littlefield; Daniel, mar- 
ried Prisciila Allen; Lydia, married, June 21, 
1767, Jesse Larribee; Eunice, married, Feb- 
ruary 26, 1767, Benjamin Tripe; Abigail, mar- 
ried, July 12, 1770, John Fiske ; Lucy, mar- 
ried, June, 1770, Samue! Cluff; James, born 
abo\it 1759, married Sarah Wilson. 

(IV) Samuel (21. son of Samuel (1) 
Wakefield, was born about 1737. He rerno\ed 
from Kennebunk, where he was born, r,"; 1756- 
S7. and settled at the head of the bay. un 
the lot comprising a considerable part of the 
village of Steuben. He was a farmer. He 
married, November 17, 1757, Ruth, daugluer 
of John and Flannah Eurbank. Fler father 
was a millwright, and v/as a lieutenant at the 
taking of Loui'iburg in 1745. He married 
(second) probably the widow Small. Chil- 
dren of fir^i wife: Samuel, born I\iarch 15, 
17GS, married Anna Co.x ; Lydia, married Icha- 
bod Godfrey; Benjamin, mentioned belov.- ; 
Ruth, married Captain Joseph Perkins ; Phebe, 
married James Kingsley; Hannah, born Octo- 
ber 15, 1804, married Nathan Cleaves. Civil- 
dren of second wife; Sallv. born Auenst 21, 
1810, married Wheeler Tracey ; Miriam, mar- 
ried Winsiow Gallison : James, born 17S4, 
married Prisciila Small; Daniel, married Pris- 
ciila Allen; Lucy, married Lighton. 

(V) Benjamin, son of Samuel (2) ^^'ake- 
field, was born Noveinber 12, 1772, rind died 
October 28, 1S34, in Steuben, Maine, where 
he lived all his life. lie married Folly Dor- 
man, born June 30, 1775. ilied June 25. 1855, 
daughter of Jabez and Alary (Goiifrey) Dor- 
man of Flarrington, ?>Iaine. CliiMrer. : Sy- 
rena. i>orn ]\[ay 6. 1796, died March to.; 
^Matilda, horn January 15, 1798; Sabina. Sep- 
tem.ber 23, 1759; Hannah, .-Vugust 25, iSor ; 
Am.asa. 'Vpril 10, 1S03 ; Judith. Ma>- 2, 1S05. 
fiied ilay 18, 1S05 ; Lewis, born October 20, 
t8o6; jl'ary Dorman, July 19, t8o6; Eibridge 
Gerry, May 30, iSn, died 1S88 ; Ambrose 

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Coffin, born November 15, 1813; George 
Washington, mentioned below ; Hilda Ann, 
born Apnl 3, 1S19. 

(VI) Dr. George Washington Wakefield, 
son of Benjamin Wakefield, was born Novem- 
ber 23, 1815, at Steuben, ]\Iaine. He gradu- 
ated at the Blue Hill Academy in 1835, and 
attended Waterville College for some time. 
He studied medicine and was a practicing 
physician and surgeon in eastern !\Iaine until 
failing health obliged him to give up his pro- 
fession. He began building mills, and be- 
came a practical millwright and iron founder. 
He was a pior.eer in the temperance work in 
Maine and was a strong abolitionist. He was 
a trustee of the Cherryfield Academ.y for over 
forty years. He married, ]\Iay 21, 1837, Su- 
san Coffin Campbell, born in Cherryfield, 
Maine, February 7, 1S17, died .\pril 21, 1884, 
daughter of James Archibald and Tlurza 
(Picket) Campbell. Children: Atwood. men- 
tioned below; Edwin Campbell, born July 16, 
1841 : Benjamin, October 26. 1844, married 
Abbie Adarns ; Abbie Adamis. October 6, 1849, 
married Henry HaA-iland Bowles : James 
Campbell. October 15, 1853, now a resident 
of Healdsburg, California. 

(VTI) Atwood, son of Dr. George Wash- 
ington Wakefield, was born at Steuben. Maine. 
January 9, 1839, graduated at Cherryfield 
(Maine) Academy, 1859, removed to St. 
John, N. B.. to engage in the lumber and 
milling business, which resulted in failure ow- 
ing to plant being destroyed by fire with no 
■ insurance. He then became connected with 
an iron and steel plaiit and designed and su- 
perintended the construction of the first six- 
wheel driving locomotives in use in America 
on the Canadian Pacific road. In 1884 he 
removed to Hartford to become superintend- 
ent of the Buckeye Engine Con)pany, where 
he has since resided. He married, August 20, 
1861, Albenia Nice, of St. Ji'hn, New Bruns- 
wick, born Peb.ruary 7. 1S40. didl July 10, 
1902, a descendant of an old Dutch family 
that was among the very earlie^^t settlers of 
Philadelphia, but owing to tlieir political ac- 
tivities as Tories during the revolutionary 
war, were obliged to leave the country along 
with manv of their crimpatriots that settled 
in Halifax and St. John. N. B. Chiblren: 
Lincoln Fremont, born June i, i8i'.2, died in 
infancy; George Nelson, born June 17. i>^i'>t„ 
died at Hartford. .Xugust 20. 1887: Charlc'^ 
Atwood, born .April 28. t?^.,. drowned at 
Hartford, April 27, 18S8 ; Walter Leslie, men- 
tioned below; James Percival, hr>rn Junf. 22, 
1869. died March 12, 1897 ; Archih.Tld CattiTv 
bell. b'>:n Nr.vemoor 11. 1871, died N'r.vemher 
18. i8^_)i; Fre^lerick William, born OclMbtr 

20, 1875, now a resident of New York City. 
(VIII) Walter Leslie, son of AtWL>Dd 

Wakefield, was born in St. John. N. E., May 
6, 1867. He was educated in the public schools 
of St. John, N. B., and business college at 
Plartford, Connecticut. He is successfully 
engaged in the insurance business in Hart- 
ford, Connecticut, being senior member of 
the firm of Wakefield, Morley & Co., conduct- 
ing a fire insurance business throughout the 
New England states. Mr. Wakefield is promi- 
nent in the business and social life of Hart- 
ford, and has creditably filled a number of 
political ofiices, and is held in high esteem by 
a large circle of business and social friends. 
He married, April 26, 1893, Alice Grace Ba- 
con, of Hartford, Connecticut, daughter of 
Marcus jMorton and Delia (Case) Bacon. 
Children: Mildred, born at Hartford,- Febru- 
ary I, 1S95 ; Katherine Frances, born March 
19, 1897, died June 26, 1S9S; Helen, born No- 
vember 7, 1898 ; Elizabeth, Jaiuiary 26, 1908. 

Edward Bergin was born in 
BERGIN Queens county, Ireland, in 1852, 

and camie to this country in 
1866. He located first at Waterbury, Con- 
necticut, and made his home there for two 
years. Then he came to Derbv, Connecticut, 
where he is now the custodian of tb.e Derby 
Public Library building. He married, March 

21, 1871, Erid,c:et Mansfield, born in Queens 
county, Ireland, in 1853, daughter of Ed- 
ward Mansfield. Children: John J., born 
Januarv 13, 1S74, married Katherine Riley, of 
New Haven ; Timothy P.. August 7, 1875 ; 
James F., October 2, 1877; Edv/ard Red- 
mond, mentioned below; Katherine A.. August 
26, 18S0; Thomas Francis, May 27, 1882; 
Mary; Joseph, January 14, 1SS9. utiniarried. 

(in P-dward Redmond, son of Edward 
Bergin, v/as born in Derby. Connecticut, Feb- 
ruary [8, 1879. He attended the public 
schools of his native town, graduating from 
the grammar school. Fie then entered the La 
Salle Academy. New York City, from which 
he was graduated in the class of 1808 with the 
degree of A. B. He returned to Derby and 
was appointed assistant in the office of the 
Derby town clerk and judge of probate. Then 
for a time he was clerk in a grocery store. 
In iQc6 he was elected town clerk of Derby 
and has served since then. He was elected 
an alderman of the city and served in 1904- 
on. He is member of the order of Elks, 
Derby Lodge, No. 571, and is its secretary; 
member of the Knights of Columbus, the 
Ancient Order of Hibernians, and of St. 
Mary's Roman Catholic Church. In p<ilitics 
he is a Democrat. lie i^ unniairied. 

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(VHI) Frank Goffe Phipps 
BARNES Barnes, son of Major Thoinas 
Atwater Barnes (q. v.), was 
born at New Haven, September iS, 1877. He 
attended tlie public scliools of New Haven 
and the Hopkins Grammar Scliool of that city, 
the oldest school in Connecticut. He was en- 
gaged for time in newspaper work and sub- 
sequently in the manufacture of automobiles. 
He is now in the executive department of the 
New Haven Gas Lijjht Company. He is a 
member of the Ouinnipiack Club, the Union 
League Club, tlie Country Ciub, the New 
Haven Yacht Club, the Civic Federation and 
the Chamber of Commerce of New Haven. 
In politics he is a Republican. He is a mem- 
ber of Trinity Church. He resides at 191 
Bradley street. New Haven. He married, No- 
vember 30, 1904, ^lae Louise Gilbert, born 
March 2, 1S82, daughter of John and Jane I\L 
Gilbert, of New Haven. Mr. and Mrs. Barnes 
have no children. Captain Jolm Gilbert, great- 
grandfather of Mrs. Barnes, was a soldier in 
the revolution, and v>as killed at New Haven 
on the spot uhere the Yi.nuig }vlen's Repub- 
lican Club house now stands. 

Hon. Edward T. Buck- 

BUCKINGHA]\I ingham, at the present 
time mayor of the city 
of Bridgeport, is a descendant of one of the 
most prominent of the Puritan families 01 
New E:ig!and. This family may proudly 
boast of having had many eminent members, 
fore'iiost among whom was the Hon. William 
Alfred Buckingham, the justly famous war 
governor of Connecticut, a statue of whom 
adorns the state capitol at Hartford. 

(I) Thomas Buckingham, the Puritan set- 
tler, ancestor of all who bear the name of 
Buckingham in America, sailed from London 
and arrived at Boston, June 26, 1637. and at 
New Haven, then Ouinnipiack. ^larch 30, 
1638. The following year he removed to ]\iil- 
ford. He married (first) in England. Han- 
nah , who died at Milfcrd. June 28. 

1647 ; children : Flannah. Daniel, Samuel, see 
forward, ^Fary and Thomas. He married 

(second )Ann , and by this marriage 

had one son. 

Cni Sam,uei. second son of Thomas and 
Hannah Euckingiiam, v.-as baptized at Mil- 
ford, June 13, 1640. died March 17, 169Q. 
He married, December 14. 1663. Sarah, 
daughter of Timothy Baldwin, one of the first 
settlers of 2\Iilford'; children: Sarah. Mary. 
Samuel, died in infancy, Samuel, see forv.-ard, 
Hannah, Thomas. Aniie. Mary. Hester, Ruth. 

(Ill) Samue! (2). second son and fourth 
child of Samuel (i) and Sarah (Baldwin) 

Buckingham, was born November i, 166S, 
died October 29, 1708. He was a proprietor 
of the town of New Milford although he 
never removed to it. He married "Sarah 

, who was admitted to the church in 

Milford, :\Iay 17, 1696, and had children: 
Samuel, see forward, Ehenezer, Sarah, Thom- 
as, Elizabeth, Esther, Nathaniel. 

(IV) Samuel (3), eldest child of Samuel 
(2J and Sarah Buckingham, was baptized 
November 21, 1693, died in Old ililfcrd, De- 
cember 29, 1749. Fie married, Alay 20, 1714, 
Silence Clark, and had children : Sarah, De- 
borah, Abigail, Ann, Samxiel, Ebenezer, Es- 
ther, Jared, see forward, Nathan, Elizabeth, 

(V) Jared, third son and eighth chil.i of 
Samuel (3) and Silence (Clark) Bi.icking- 
ham, was born October 16. 1732, died in Ox- 
ford, about 1S12. Owing to the loss of m.any 
of the old records from various causes, we 
cannot trace the name of his wife or the date 
of his marriage, but his children were: John, 
see forward: Samuel, born in 1772, married 

Wooster, of Oxford, Connecticut ; 

Isaac, 1774; Eunice. 1775, died in 1S80. 

(VI) John, son of Jared and 

(Wooster) Buckingham, was bcro in 1770, 
and married. 179 1, Esther Osborne. Their 
children were: Fanny, born 1792, married 
Roswell Hill and removed to Oiiio; FTeze- 
kiah, 1794, married. Matilda Ann Wooster; 
Lucy, 1796,. married Ethel (?) Eartiss: Let- 
son, 1799, never married; Susan IMatilda, 
1802, also unmarried : David FTarson, Sep- 
tember 19. 1S05, married Anne Maria Sco- 
field ; Lucius E.. see forward ; Linus. i8o<9, 
did not marry: r\Ieroe, iSii. married Corne- 
lius Cahooe; Laura L., 181 '„ married. Novem- 
ber 2, 1835, Joel F. Webster. 

(, VII) Lucius E.. seventh child of John 
and Esther (Osborne) Buckingham, was born 
March 17, 1807, died in T903. He was en- 
gaged in farming in Roxbury, Connecticut, 
and also occupied as a stone cutter and 
a builder of monuments. He married. June 
13. 1832, Julia A. Taylor, of New Milford. 
and they lived in Woodbun,-, Conneccici:t. 
Their children were; i. Mary A., born April 
2, 1833, in Roxbury: married, December 31. 
1863, Isaac B. Prindle, who was for thirty 
years cashier of Pequonncck National Bank 
of Bridgeport, and died in that city. April 
30, 1910. 2. Esther A., July 16, 1833. clied 
December 11. 1855. 3- ^^ alter, see for.vard. 
4. George, Roxbury, November 14,' 1846. 5. 
Ellen L., December 11, 1848, married Henry 
E. Ward. 6. Alice A.. April 5, 1853. mar- 
ried Dwight Flalleck, and died in 1805. 

(VIII) Walter, eldest son and third child 

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of Lucius E. and Julia A. (Taylor) Bucking- 
ham, was born in Dover, Dutchess county, 
New York, October 25, 1841. When he was 
three years of age his father removed to Sing 
Sing and engaged in the stove business for a 
number of years, and young Walter was a 
pupil at the public school. He then became 
a student at the Gunnery School, which was 
a celebrated one in its day, and at which Cap- 
tain "Rob" Beedes and a son of Judge \'an 
Cott, late postmaster of New York City, were 
also educated. The family then removed to 
Woodbury, Connecticut, \vhere Walter was 
employed in the dry goods business, after 
which he went to Chicago, wliere he was en- 
gaged in the wholesale comiuission business 
for two years. TU health compelled his return 
to the east and he accepted a position as clerk 
in French's Hotel, in New York City, which 
was for many years a famous hotel. At the 
expiration of three years he went to South 
Norwalk, Connecticut, where he was engaged 
in the grocery business for a time, then re- 
moved to ^Nletuchen, Nev/ Jersey, where he 
held the position of superintendent of rail- 
road construction, and built the railroads 
throughout that section of the country. His 
next field of activity was in a similar capac- 
ity at Mount \'ernon. New York, and during 
this time he built the first macadam road in 
New York City. Returning to Woodbury, 
Connecticut, at the end of one year, he estab- 
lished liimself in the insurance business, fol- 
lowing this for three years. Coming to 
Bridg'epcrt in 18S1, he accepted the position 
of bookkeeper with the John H. \\'ay Manu- 
facturing Company, holding this until tiie de- 
struction of the factory by fire. For a period 
of eight and a half years he served as deputy 
collector of customs for the city of Eridge- 
port, and after that was engaged at various 
times as an expert accountant. While re:>id- 
ing in Norwalk. Connecticut, in iSr>>. he was 
elected as the first city clerk and served two 
term.s in that office. In politics he v>as a 
staunch suppotter ot Democratic priiiciples. 
He was made a Mason in King Solomon 
Lodge, No. I, Woo.ibury, Connecticut, th.e old- 
est in the state, and was its =ecretar\- for a 
number of years until he removed fromi the 
town, when lie affiliated with St. John's 
Lodge in Bridgeport. iMr. Buckingham mar- 
ried. November 8. iS-'')5, Helen E . daui:hter 
of Robert L Tolles. a sash and bliml maker 
of F'lymouth, Connecticut. Their children: i. 
Ida E., married T. W. Joyce, of r.riflrreport, 
and has twc> children: L'^'iis B. and Pleven L. 
2. Edward T., see forward 

(IX) Edward T.. only son of Waller and 
Flelen E. (Tolles) Buckingham, was horn in 

Metuchen, New Jersey, ?^Iay 12, 1S74. When 
he Vv-as three jears of age his parents removed 
to Bridgeport, where he became a student at 
the Grand street public school and later at the 
Bridgeport high school, from which he was 
graduated in 189 1. He then entered Yale 
University, selecting the academic course, was 
graduated in 1895, then commencetl the study 
of law in the Law School of Yale University, 
from which he was graduated two years later, 
and in 7898 commenced the practice of the 
legal profession in Bridgeport. In 1901 he 
was elected city clerk, and again in 1903. and 
in the latter year with a majority of twenty- 
five hundred and thirty-five votes, the largest 
vote ever polled for the office of city clerk. 
He was re-elected in 1905 and 1907, ser\-ing 
in that office until 1909. He was then nomi- 
nated and elected mayor of Bridgeport, his 
majority for this office being three thousand 
and forty-three, the largest ever polled in the 
city. Mayor Buckingham has numerous af- 
filiations with organizations of various kinds, 
among them being: Past master of St. John's 
Lodge, No. 3, Free and Accepted Tvlasons ; 
past sachem of ^^'owopon Tribe, N..i 40, Im- 
proved Order of Red 3>Ien, in v,-hic!i he had 
been elected to the office of great senior saga- 
more of the state of Connecticut, and May, 
1910, great senior sachem of Connecticut, di- 
rectly from the floor, that being the first time 
that such an honor had been accorded to any 
member. He is a member of Samuel H. Har- 
ris Lodge. Independent Order of Odd Fel- 
lows : of the Bridgeport Lodge, Benevolent 
and Protective Order of Elks : of V\'aldemar 
Council, Order of L'nited American 3.iechan- 
ics, also the Foresters of America antl Knights 
of Pythias ; member of the University Club, 
Yale Club of 2\'ew York, the Arion and Ger- 
niania societies and the Yotmg iMen's Cliristian 

r\rayor Buckingham is one of the }-oungest 
ma}-ors in the countrv in a city of over one' 
hundred thousand and the second youngest 
ever elected in the history of the cit}-, and yet 
he is rapidly forging to the front with the 
most prominent men of Connecticut. Perhaps 
no man who has ever been mayor of Bridge- 
port has gained more friends uniler the try- 
ing conditii^ns of this office. It i^ an office 
which carries with it heavy responsibilities, 
the of which must necessnrilv mean 
much criticism and, while ^iayor Buckingham 
has not escajied this, in most cases it has been 
the result of a\arice and greed or from a 
selfish rather than a just criticism of his ad- 
ministration of affairs. Sociall} he has few 
enemies, and a vast army of friends which is 
daily increasing as his niany duties bring him 

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ill contact with men of proniiiiciice. and his 
career has as yet only coninieiic<'iL 

Mayor iSackinghani married, Jvme 3. 1903, 
I'lO-ie R. lUulaii (see lludau lii, ami th_ey 
have ha>i children: Russell i'.., born June 2, 
1904, and Edward T. Jr., September 2, 1906. 

(The Budau Line). 

(I) John Diedericks lUidau was born in Lii- 
beck, Germany, (Jctober 14, 1817, died in 
P.riclijeport, at the corner of Main street and 
Wheeler avenue, Xoveniber 20, 18S8. At the 
a,L;e of sixteen years he came to America and 
for a time followed a seafarinti; life. He then 
went to Xe\\ Orleans and worked on the rail- 
road, receiving- the magnificent sum of fifty 
cents per day. Later h.e came north and en- 
gai^ed in the grocery business for a time, then 
organized the dry goods house at the corner 
of Fairfield avenue and Main street, which 
business is at the jiresent time owned by Rad- 
ford D. Smith. .Mr. P.udau conducted this 
successfully for some time and then sold Iiis 
stock of goods to the firm of LSeacon & Smith, 
which later changed to I'eet & Smith, and fi- 
nally passed into the liands of Radford B. 
Smith. Subsequently Mr. Budau engaged in 
the settling of e^tate'^ and general real estate 
business, in wliich he was eminently success- 
ful, and at his death left a large estate. The 
alTairs of the cit}- always engagefl his active 
interest and fur a number of years he served 
as street commi-isic^ncr. During this time 
some of the prnicinal streets and avenue-; of 
the city were laid cut, among them tx-ing 
Xorth and Bark avenues. In the I\Ia- 
sonlc fraternity he held liigh rank, wa.- a 
charter member of St. John's Lods'e, had 
passed through all the bodies including the 
commander}-, and was huned with IMasonic 
honiirs. lie married. 1845. Louise Jane 
French, one of nine children, and uho is now 
(1910) living at die advanced age of ninety 
years. Of the <e\-en children of Mr. and Mrs. 
John D. Budau, but one, Mrs. .\lvin D. Moul- 
ton. is now liviuL;. I^frs. Budau is tiie d.augh- 
ter of W'lieeler I'rerich, born in I7*'2, dierl in 
1852. v. ho was a carpenter in P>ridgei>)rt. in 
<\hirh. cit\- he spent his entire life. He mar- 
rietl Sarah \\"ebb, born in 1704. died in 1862, 
dauiihter of Zenas \\"e!ib. Wheeler French's 
father, ('Gamaliel French, served during the 
revolutif>na''v war and his name is inscribed 
"11 the tablets of tb.e gatcAav erected by the 
Mary Silliman (Tliapter. Daughters of the 
.Vir.erican Revolution, at the old Stratfield 
burying ground near the corner of X'ortli and 
P.rodklawn avenues. Bridcreport. 

(H) John 12). son of John (i) r)ie- 
d.erichs and Lr.uise la'.ie (French) Builau. 

was born in Bridgeport, F\"bruary , 24, 
1851. died in that cit_\ . December 31. 1004. 
He was reared and educated in llridgepi.Tt, 
was a musician, and for a number of years 
played in the \\'heeler c^ Wilson band.' He 
then engaged in the express business foi' a 
time, but later gave all his attention to insur- 
ance and hi> real estate interests until he re- 
tired. He was a member of St. John's Lotlge, 
h'ree and .\ccepted .\Lasons, of wdiich three 
generations of his familx were also members, 
and had taken the thirty-second degree in the 
Scottish Rite boilies. He married Annie Rus- 
sell, born in i/jreat Barriugtnu, ?\L'is--achu'-ctt.-, 
whose father was a soldier during the civil 
war. John D. and .\nnie (Russell) Budau 
had two chiklren: John H. D. Budau (q. v.), 
and Bessie R., wife of Mayor Buckingham 
(see Buckingham IX). 

fJH] Daniel Bucking- 

BUCKIXGH.VM ham, son of Rev. Thom- 
as BuckingiiaiVi ( q. v.). 
was born October 3. 1673. He was for many 
years justice of the peace, ami held other im- 
portant offices in the town. He was also a 
prominent member of the church. PIo was 
a large landholder in Lebanon, Connecticut. 
He died ]\ Larch 25. 1725. He married Sarah 
Lee, of Lyme, 3>Iay 24, i<>:»3. His \vidow 

married Lynde. Children : Sarali, 

born September 21, 1695: Daniel, .\pril q, 
1C19S, mentioned below: Hester, April 16, 
1701 : Stephen. August 4, 1703: Ann, October 
II, 1705: Temperance, 1708. 

(1\') Daniel (2). son of Daniel 1 i ) Buck- 
ingham, was born .\.pril 9. 1608. FIc married. 
March 4, 1726, Lydia Lord, (.liildren: Ann, 
born .September 11, 1728: Daniel, June — , 
1730, died ?\Iay 4. 1731 ; Daniel, December 28, 
1 73 1 : Adoniiah. rtctober 11. 1733: John. Sei>- 
tember 2. 1735: L\(lia, .\pril 27, 1738: Sam- 
uel. ALay 4 or 14, 1740, menti'jned below: 
<.iiics, February 2, 1742: .Andrew, ^ilarcli 31, 
1744: Pegg}-, baptized June 15. 1746, died 
July 13, 1740. 

I \' ) Samuel, son of Daniel (2) Bucking- 
ham, was bi^rn ^May 4 or 14, 1740. d'cd Janu- 
ary 30, 181 5. Tie married Lydia Watrous, 
who died June 12. 1833. Childreti: Samuel, 
b.orn January or July ii. 1770. mentioned be- 
low: L\-dia. January 21. 1772: Mehetebel. 
June 22. .1774; Lucy. Xo\eniber 6, 1775; 
Giles, February 8, i~JJ. 

(\T) Deaecin Samuel ('2), son of Samuel 
( I ) Buckingham, was born at Saybrook. Con- 
necticut, Janiiary or July 11. 1770. and lived 
there until after his marriage and the birth 
of his eldest child. In 1803 he removed to 
Lebanon, and in 181 5 represented that town 

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in the Ifyislatme. Ik- \vri< for ina;iy years 
deacon in tlie irhurdi He was an enterpris- 
ing and thrifty fainier and aj(|uireil a I'.and- 
some property for lh(we time-. He was inter- 
ested in the cultivation oi fruit, and raised it 
in abundance and of the choicest varieties. 
He also supplied the markets cif Hartford 
_ with all farm product^. When a Muuif;' man, 
^ and before he had left .'^ayhronk he and sev- 

eral others had built the fir>t t\\o fishing 
piers at the niijuth of the Connecticut to take 
shad, and he retained his intere?t in these fish- 
eries, which became very xalualile. His build- 
ings were always kept in the i)c>t of repairs 
and his residence \\a> a striking feature of the 
landscape, ar.d a good example of a Xew Eng- 
land home. He took an active interest in edu- 
cation and was liberal in as^i^ting to maintain 
the town schools. The church also of which 
he was a deaci:)n always found in him one of 
its best friends. In all it^ affair- he took a 
leading part, and had a peculiar regard for 
ministers, si.i much ^o that hi~ house was fa- 
miliarly known as "The Ministers' Tavern". 
When the temi)erance reform commenced, he 
was one of the fir~t to adopt it-; ]>rinciples and 
to carry them out. He wa^ a man of careful 
and exact business habit>. rare good judg- 
ment and reverence iov all good thiiigs. He 
married, March S. 171)8. b'anna. dauL;lner of 
Nathaniel and Dinah 1 Xewton 1 Matron, of 
Colchester, who were married January 15, 
1761. tier, Xathaniel Matson, was 
born in 1725, -lui of Xathaniel ?\Iatson, of 
Lyme, a fanner and merchant th.ere, who died 
Febrnarv 3, I77'>. aged ninety-two. He was 
the son of Xathaniel Mat>on. tlij fir>t of the 
name to come to this countrx-. who settleil in 
Boston. Her eldest sifter wa> the mother of 
Judge Henry M. W'aite. chief justice of the 
supreme court of the state. She was a suiie- 
rior woman, of great executue aHilit\- and 
goodi jud.gment. Children: Al'igail. born 
March 2(\ i.'Vsr : William .\ifre.l. .""lay 28, 
1804, mentioned below: Lucy .Vnn, October 
23, 1806; Samuel .Matron. Jul\- ij, i8o(), died 
November 2h. 1810: Samuel ( iiles. Xovember 
18, 181.?: Israel .M;itM,n. .\u-un ;. iSif.. 

(MI) Hon. William Altred 'lluckin-ham, 
son of Deacon ."s.unuel 1 _> 1 I'luckinuk-am. was 
born ^^ay 28. i8(J4. in LebaiKMi. l/oni-ecticut. 
' He was educated in the j)ui)lic and prixate 
schools of his nati\e t^wu. arid at I '.aeon 
Academy, Colchester. I'utd twi.-ntx years of 
age he was engaged in larimm:. lie then 
entered a dr;,' i;o. .ds -.I'.re ni Xorwich as a 
clerk, and, retn:iined tbei-e two xear^. .\,'ter 
spending a short rime in a uii''>le-ale sinre in 
New York, he returned ti • Xi'rwicii in i8j''>. 
and establislted himself in the dry ,g'">Oil.s busi- 

ness there. In 1830 he began the manufacture 
of ingrain car[ieting, and in 1848 was one of 
the principal men who organized the Hayward 
Rubber Conu_)any for the manufacture of In- 
dia rubber goods. He was the treasiu'er of 
this companv from its organization. In 1S49- 
50-56-57 he was electetl mayor of the city 
of Xorwich, and in 1S56 was presidential 
elector. He held no other public office until 
1858. when he was elected governor, and re- 
elected seven times, after which he declined 
further service. He was one of the four 
kiyal governors who held office through the 
civil war. At the beginning of the war the 
president called for one regiment of troops 
irom Connecticut and the governor organized 
three by voluntary enlistments, which he uni- 
formed, arniet! and furnished with 
train and camp equipage complete for the 
field. They were the first troops sent from 
ariy state that were in all respects ec[uipped 
for acti\'e service. This action was assumed 
.as an imperative public necessity, and taken 
upon the personal responsibility of the govern- 
or. On the first Wednesday of i\Iay, the .general 
assembly was convened, which at cure rati- 
fied the action of the governor, authorized 
him to raise ten thousand troops for the de- 
fense of the national government, and placed 
money under his control to be used for this 
])urpose at his tliscretion. A subsequent leg- 
islature removed the restriction which limited 
the number of men, and gave him authority 
and means to meet any acquisition which 
might be made b\- the president. Uniier this 
authorit\- ar.d with the co-operation (jf !iis fel- 
low citizens, he raised fift_\'-four thi>usan(l 
eight hundred and eighty-two men, which was 
six thousand and ci.ghty-nine more than the 
number assigned to the state by the general 
governtnent. In i8(')8 he was elected to tlie 
senate of the United States to serve six years 
from .March 4, i8(i<). 

He icnik an active part in the cause of edu- 
cation, was a liberal benefactor of Yale Col- 
lege, and with one exception ci:>ntributed more 
Tiionev than an\' other person to end^iw the 
Xorwiidi Free Acavlemy, of which he was the 
jiresident of the biiard of trustees. He was 
also president of the Connecticut State Tem- 
perance Union, a member of the Broadway 
Congregational Church in Xorwich. a corpor- 
ate member of the .\merican Board of Foreign 
?\fission.i, and in 1865 moderator of the Xa- 
tional Council of Ccjngregational Churches in 

He marriefl. September 27. 18.^0. Eliza, 
ilaughter of Dr. Dwight Ripley, of Xorwich. 
a famous merchant of that city in tiie early 
part of the nineteenth century. She died 

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tober. 1836. died Ueceniber. 1S38; Eliza Coit, 
mentioned below. 

(\'1II) Eliza Coit, daughter of Hon. Wil- 
liam Alfred Buckingham, was born Decem- 
ber 8. 1838. She married General Williani A. 
Aiken. The latter was one of Governor lUick- 
ingham's statt during- the civil war, and was 
the first to reach the seat of government with 
dispatches fruni the north, when Washington 
was beset with enemies, and the approaches 
to the capital were obstructed. He delivered 
these dispatches in person to President Lin- 
coln. Children : Eliza Buckingham, born 
]\Iay 21. i8''-?: William Buckingliam, Janu- 
ary 24. 1864; Mar\- Appleton, April 5, 1866; 
Jane McGregor. August 4, 1867: Alfred Law- 
rence, July (1. 1S70; John, November 3, 1S71. 

(I\') Nathaniel Buck- 

BUCKINtriHAM inghain, son of Samuel 
(2) Buckingham, (q. 
"V.), was born in 1702, died in 17S0. He vv'as 
elected deacijii of the church in 1765. He 
married, }-Iay 30. 1728, Sarah Smith, Chil- 
dren ; Natb.aniel, born March 8, 1729 ; Joseph, 
July I, 1730: Sarah, Eebruary 29, 1734: Abi- 
jali, June 22. 1735; Sibbell, September 13, 
1737; Oliver, .May 2-. 1739: Ephraim, Decem- 
ber 6, 1743 : Abel, mentionetl below. 

( \' ) Abt.1. jon of Nathaniel Buckingham, 
was born May 22. 1745, died July 2j. 1S27. 
He settled near Nortliville, in the northerly 
part of New Milford, Connecticut. He mar- 
ried (first! Hannah Botsford, who died Sep>- 
tember 22. iSoi, and he married (second) 
Sarah Barnum. Children of first wife : Na- 
thaniel, born March 3, 1775, mentioned below: 
Abel, July 18. 1776: Joseph, May 5. 1778: 
Samuel, Tulv 4. 1780: Ephraim. August 15, 
1782: Gilbert, July 2^. 1788. 

( \'I ) Nrahaniel '2), son of Abel Bucking- 
ham, wa> b<>rn at New Milford, }\Iarch 3, 
^775- He married. March 24. 1801, Tamer 
Hunt, born .May. 1778. died December 19. 
1839. Ciiildren. born at Nortliville. New 
AIilfi>rd: Har\ey. October 30, 1809; Sarah 
Aim, October 2, [•'^lo: Harry, .-\pril 10, 1813: 
Hiram Wheeler, Time 7. 1S15. mentioned be- 
low; Heman. Docemlier 24. 181S. 

(ATI) Hiram Wheeler, son of Nathaniel 
(2) Btickingham. was born at North\ille, New 
^[ilford. June 7, 1815. died .\pril 12. 1872. 
He attended the public schools. He operated 
a custom mil! and saw mill, carded wool and 
printed calicoe-. etc. In later years he fol- 
lowed farming. In politics he was a Rep'.'b- 
iican ; in religion a Congregatiunalist. He 
married. June 10, 1846. Susan Baldwin, born 
at Northville, March 17, 1828, died in 1906, 

daughter of Samuel and Mabel Baldwin. 
Children: .\ndrew D., born February 7, 
1849, died .\ugust 29. 1851: .Andrew S., De- 
cember 10, 1852: Charles Lester, August 31, 
1S55, mining engineer. Denver, Colorado, 
married Edith Jones, of Bridgeport, and had 
Mabel, Harold and Marion : Edgar B., Jan- 
uary 4, 1859, farmer at Northville, married 

, children : Grace, Ruth, Florence, 

Cora, Homer, Ethel : Herman Chester, men- 
tioned below. 

(XIH) Herman Chester, son of Hiram 
Wheeler Buckingham, wa^^ born at North- 
ville, New Milford, Litchfield county, Con- 
necticut. March 15. 1864. He was educated 
in the district scIkmiIs of hi> native town. .\t 
the age of seventeen he left home and began 
to learn the trarle of macliinist in the shops 
of the Chicago, Burlington & (Duincy railroad 
at .Aurora, Illinois. In 1883 he returned to 
New Milford and worked as a tool maker 
tliere for two years. He was also employetl 
for a time b\- his brother's firm, .Marsh it 
Buckingham, in wood-working. He was tlien 
for more than six years with the Eastern 
Lounge Company of New Milford as foreman 
and ^superintendent. In 1905 he became the 
junior partner of tlie firm of Taylor & Buck- 
ingham, in partnership with Henry H. Tay- 
lor. The firm takes all kinds of contract 
work, cement work as well as carpentering, 
and takes rank the leading builders of 
the city, Mr. Buckingham also manufactures 
what is known as tb.e '"Eas}' Truck," which 
he invented. In politics he is a Republican. 
He is a member of the Commercial Clul) and 
of St. Peter's Lodge. No, 21, Free and Ac- 
cepted I\Iasons, of New Milfc>rd. In religi'jn 
he is a Congregationalist. He married, in 
July, j886, daughter of John W. and 
Jane ( Turrill) .\ddis, of New Milford. They 
have one daughter, Maud, horn at New .Mil- 
ford, December 5, 1887. 

{\TI) Captain |ohn 
BUCKINGHA;M Buckingham, son' of 
Da\'id Buckingham (q. 
v.). was born in Watert(v\\n. Octo'ier 17, 1786. 
He was educated in the district schriols. and 
followed farming for an occupation. He 
raised a company oi men in V\'atertonri ami 
was commissioned ca])tain in the war of 1812. 
While in the service he was .--tationed at New 
London and New Haven. -\t the close of the 
war he was coinmis>i<ined c<donel of the state 
militia, but so'>n resigned. In 1825 he re- 
nio\-ed to Waterbury und for more than twen- 
ty-five years was in partnership with his 
brothers-in-law, J. .M. L. and W. H. Scovill, 
under the firm nami: of Scovills & Bucking- 

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ham, niamifacturers of brass butts and ether 
brass goods at Oakville. When tlie tirni was 
incorporated in 1S50 as the Scovill Manufac- 
turing;' Company, he retained liis interests p^ 
a stockholder. He retired, on account of the 
infirmities of age, a few years before his 
death. He represented both W'atertown anil 
Waterbury in the general assembly and was a 
state senator from the si.Kteenth (.li>trict. He 
was not only a capable busines,> man. but of 
broad and general intellectual gifts. He read 
extensively and appreciateil the classic Eng- 
lish authors. He was called uiion to fill manv 
private as well as public trusts. He was a 
lifelong member of the I'rutesiant Eptscop;;l 
church, and a member of the Masonic Lodge 
to which he was much attaclied." He wa^^ held 
in the highest esteem by his townsmen for 
his sterling integrity and many attractive per- 
sonal qualities. He died }ilay 3, 1867. He 
married. September 10. i8og. Betsey, daugh- 
ter of James Scovill (see Scovill V). Slie 
was "a lady of most amiable disposition and 
manners, and well qualified to adc^rn the large 
homestead over which she was destined to 
become the mistress, her husband having in- 
herited the ancestral farm of his Grandmother 
^lerrill in W'atertoun". Children : Scovill 
Merrill, born .August 10, 181 1, mentioned be- 
low; Marv, Mav 17. 1S15, married Abraham 

fX'IIT) Scovill Merrill, son of Captain John 
Buckingham, was born at \\'atertown, .\ugust 
10. 181 1. He was educated in the common 
schools and bet.' an life as clerk in the emplov 
of J. ^l. L. & W. H. Scon ill. his uncles. 
When he came of age he continued with the 
firm and became superintendent of the button 
factory. In 1839 or 1840 a co-partnership 
was formed under the name of Scovill & Com- 
pany with a capital of S20.000 and he became 
one of the firm. He continued in this busi- 
ness until the incorporation of the Scovill 
Manufacturing Cr.nipan_\" in 1850 with a capi- 
tal of $250,000, including the original firm, 
and the button company in which Captain 
John Buckingliam was al>o interested. .A.fter 
the death of his uncles, he became president 
of the cor[)oration. In i8riS he retired from 
the active management r.f the concerri and 
was snccee<lel as pre-ident by Samuel W. 
' Hall. He wa'^ thoroughly progressive, very 
friendly to new enterprise- and ready to aid 
them with money and ad\ice. In this wa\" he 
materially aided in upbuildin'^' \\ aterbury as 
an industrial center. He was director and. 
president of a mimber of manufacturing cr:m- 
panies between 1848 and i8i''o. He a\ as a 
director of the Waterbury Xational l^ank and 
president of the ri\n.iouth Granite Company. 

He took great interest in building dwelling 
luuses anil the block known as the Bucking- 
ham lilock was the fir.^t of the kind in Wa- 
terbury. He was a substantial stockholder in 
the Xaugatuck railroad and the Hartford & 
l-"ishkill. iiow part of the Xew Ha\en sys- 
tein. He was one of the prime movers and 
always a stockholder of the Wheeler is: Wil- 
>on Sewing Machine Company. 

For nearly fifty years he held the office of 
\varden of St. John's Protestant Epi-copal 
Church, succeeding his uncle, William H. Sco- 
vill. and was seldom absent from church ser- 
vices. He was a liberal contributor and ener- 
getic worker in all the att'airs of the parish. 
He owned a fine farm a few miles west of the 
town and after he retired from business he 
sjJcnt much time on this place, often working 
hard with hi> men, and greatly enjoying the 
life outdoors. He gave generously to the 
building fund of Trinity College. Hartford, 
and to various other educational and chari- 
table purposes. 

He inherited his father's fondness for good 
horses anil outdoor s);orts and was an excel- 
lent sliot. The weather vane of the Congre- 
gational church, which stood where the W'el- 
ton drinking fountain i^ now. liadi a hijle 
through the star end, maiie by a bullet trom 
hi. gmi. fired from the steps of the Scovill 
store near the southeast corner of H. W. Sco- 
vill's house. Years and business care scbered 
his spirit and he became the grave, sedate, 
scrupulously neat and refined person familiar 
to th.e elder ones of the present generutiim. 
"He Could never endure dirt or disoriier. All 
liis appointments, his place, the factories in 
his charge, the roads leailing to theiu, must 
be in good condition. He liked to have a 
share in keeping them so himself, and one of 
tlie most familiar sights to iiis neighibors dur- 
ing a period of fifty _\ears was Mr. Bucking- 
ham broom in hand pointing out thincrs w hiclt 
tieeded attention". He died at Waterburv, 
April 27. 18S9. 

He m.arried. May 18, 1835, Charlotte, 
daughter of Aaron Benedict. She died Janu- 
ary 9. 1887. Their whole married life of over 
fiftv vears was sijent in their house on W esc 
Main street, built at the time of their mar- 
ria<:c. Child, T'llui A., mentioned below. 

(TX) John A., -^on of Scovill Merrill Buck- 
ingham, was horn .\pril t, 183Q, at \\'atcr- 
bur\-, flied June 0. 190Q. in Watertown. He 
was educated in the schciols of Waterburv'. 

rbe follow i;i<j i '. taken tr. ni "Biographical Re- 
\iew" (Litclifield county): "Jolin A. Euckindi.''.m. 
a retired hii-ine>> man. occupied a plea^ain resi- 
dence situated opposite to the common in Water- 
town. He received his education m the schoois 

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New York City, where he was for eight years em- 
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Company He then spent two years travelling in 
Europe and upon his return to the United States, 
he engaged in business in New York City, becoming 
an active and successful operator among financiers 
of Wall- street. After fifteen years of prosperity in 
the metropolis, he relinquished business pursuits 
and returned to his home in Watertown. where he 
occupied the old Warren place, so called, which 
is one of the most desirable residence properties in 
this vicinity. He was both a prominent and popu- 
lar citizen, interested in the growth and develop- 
ment of the town, and gained the respect and good 
will of the community. He was an Episcopalian in 
religion, as were his parents, and was a liberal sup- 
porter of Christ's Church. He was a Republican 
in politics and was actively intere^ted m public 
affairs, but never aspired to political honors. 

"In 1S69 Mr. Bucknigham was united in marriage 
with Anne, daughter of Samuel McLean, an exten- 
sive dry goods importer, of Brooklyn. Xew York, 
and granddaughter of Hon. Charles Chapman, of 
Hartford, Connecticut. Children : Scoviile McLean 
and Charles Benedict. Scoviile- McLean married 
Margaret, daughter of William McConway. of Pitts- 
burg. Pennsylvania; children: Mary and Margaret 
McLean. Charles Benedict married Agnes De 
Forest, daugl-.ter of John W. Curtiss ; children: 
Harriette .Vnne, John de Forest, Elizabeth Murray. 

(The Scovill Line). 

The faniil}- of Scovil. or Scovill. as it has 
been spclied in later years. i~ orie of the most 
prominent in \\ atcrbtir\-. Connecticut. From 
the first settlement of the town the name has 
been distingtiished and in a later generation 
Jaines Mitcliell Lamson Scovill and William 
H. Scovill laid the foimdation of the indus- 
trial greatness of the city of Waterbur_\-. 

(I) John Scovill. the first settier, was early 
at Haddarn, Connecticut. 

(fl) Sergeant John {.2) Scoviile, son of 
John (i) Sco\il!e. was one of the early set- 
tlers of Waterbury. He married. February 6, 
ifj93, Haimah. daughter of nbaiHah Richards. 
She died ]\larch 5, 1720. He died January 26, 
1726-27. Children: John. January 12. 1^)04; 
Ohadiah, April 2,5. i'V)7. died 1710; Sarah, 
October 24. 1700; William. September 7, 
1703. mentioned below : Hannah. March 19. 
1706-07; Edward, February 12, 1710-11. 

(HI) Lieutenant William Scovill. slu of 
Sereeant Jc>hii 1 2 ! Scovill. \\"as born at \Va- 
terbury. Septeniber 7, T703. died March -,. 
.1755. He married ifirst) April 17, 1720. Han- 
nah, dauijhtor of John Richards. She died 
April I, 1741. and lie married I'second) June 
16, 1742, Elizabelli. d.aughter of James Brown. 
She died May 6, 1752, and he married 1 third ) 
Desire .Sanford. widow of Caleb Cooper, of 
New Haven. His widow. Desire, married 
Deacon Jonathan Garnsev. Children of first 
v;ife. born at Waterbu'-v : Anna. March 2^. 
^73^ '• James, January 2j, ij^2-^^]. mentioned 

bclovv' ; Samuel, No\ ember 4, 1735; Abijah, 
Deceuiber 2j, 1738. Children of second wife: 
William, February 9, 1744-45; Darius, May 

15. 174^'- 

{IV ) Rev. James Scovill, son of Lieutenant 
William Scovill, was born at Waterbury, Jan- 
uary 22. 1732-23- He graduated from Yale 
College in the class of 1757 and became rector 
of the Protestant Episcopal church in the mis- 
sion field at Waterbury, Xorthbury and what 
is now Bristol, Connecticut. He made his 
Lome at Waterbury and was the first Episco- 
pal clergyman located there. After laboring 
thirty years in this field, he removed to Xew 
Brunswick, Canada, and becair.e the rector 
of the church at Kingston. He died there De- 
cember 19, 1808, in the fiftieth year of his 
tninistry. He married. Xovember 7, 1762, 
Ame Xichols. who died in June, 1S35. daugh- 
ter of Captain George Xichols. Children, 
horn at ^^'aterbury: James, born March 19, 
1764, mentioned below; William, May 20, 
17116; Hannah, married Daniel Micheau ; Rev. 
F.lias, married Eliza Scovill, of Watertown; 
Samuel, married Dibby Gilbert and ?^Iary 
Smith ; Daniel, married Amelia Brannah and 
Plannah AN'iggins ; Sarah, married Dv. Kushi 
Hatheway; Edward George Xichols, baptized 
famiarv 20, 1782; Henr}- Augustus, baptized 
January 11. 1784. 

( \' ) James (2), son of Rev. James (i) 
Scovill, was born at Waterbury, March 19, 
1764. flied Xovember 26, 1S25. He the 
on!v member of his father's family to remain 
in Waterbury when he removed to Xew 
Brunswick. He became a prominent citizen, 
a large latid owner, justice of tlie pcr.ce. and 
was commonly called "Squire Scovill". Dur- 
ing the war of 1812 he established and con- 
ducted a woolen mill. He was a man of fine 
presence and much dignity of manner and 
force of character. He married, Xovember 

16. 1788. Alathea Lamson,. died Januaiw i, 
1846, daughter t.f ?i[itchell Lamson. Children, 
horn at Waterbury: I. James Mitchell Lain- 
son. September 4, 1789: of the firms of J. ^L 
L. & W. H. Scovill and Scovill & Company, 
and of the Scovill Manufacturing Companv; 
marrieil ]\[rs. Sarah .\. }dorton. daughter of 
William H. Merriman. of Watertown. 2. Bet- 
sev. May 12, 1792; m;irried, September 10, 
1800. John Buckingham 1 see Buckingham 
\'H). 3. Sarah Hannah. March 25. 1794; 
married A. Flitchcock. 4. William Henry, 
Julv 27, 1796, partner with his brother in the 
great Scovill enterprises: married (ftrstl Jidy 
2. 1827, Eunice Ruth, daughter ni Hon. 
Thomas J. Davies. of Black Lake. Xew York; 
married fsecond) March 22, 1S4T, Rebecca 
H.. daughter of Hon. Xathan Smith, of Xew 


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Haven. 5. Edward. December 31. 1798. 6. 
Anna Maria, February y, i8oi, died April 3, 
1804. 7. Caroline, July 4. 1803 ; married W'il- 
liam Prebtun. 8. Alatiiea Maria. Auc;u^t 14, 
1805: married Jciel Piinnian. 9. Mar_\-. July 
2^. iSoS: married Rev. J. L. Clark. 10. Stella 
Ann. May 19, iSii. flied September. 1S15. 

The surname Merriman is 

MERRIMAX also often written Merriam 

or Meriam. Some of the 

descendants of Joseph ^lerriam, of Concord, 

spell their name Merriman. 

(I) Captain Xathaniei Merriman -.vas one 
of the original settleis of \\'a!iinc:foril, Con- 
necticut, in 1670. He liad lot> Xos. I. and 2. 
on the north, west and east curner-; of Soutii 
Cross street, also lot Xo. 2. adioininj:; the 
west lot. These lots arc now or were lately 
ownefl by Peter Whittlesey and Rev. Edgar j. 
Doolittle. He built his hou~e a short distance 
west of the site of the W'liittlcsev house. 
Chiklren: John, born September 26. 165 1 ; 
Hannah, May 15. 1653: .Vbioail, April iS, 
1654; Manu-e, July 12, 1657, married Sam- 
uel Munson: John, Ivbruary 2S, 1659: Sam- 
uel, September 29. 1^162: Caleb, born Mav 16, 
1665, mcnti':>ncii beknv : Mr;se-. i'"')- ; Eliza- 
beth, September 14, iiiu^, '.r.arried, Decemlier 
2, 16S5, Lewis. 

(H) Caleb, son of Captain Xathaniei Mer- 
riman. was born Ma}' ifi, i(j;i3. died lulv 0, 
1703. Pic resided at W'allin'^.ford. and left 
an estate valued at four liundred and thirty- 
nine pour.d>. He married r\[ar'- . 

Children, born at \\'ailin£rford : Moses. (Jc- 
toU-r 31, 1691 : EHzal'eth. 1\[-a.y 4. 1693: Eiia- 
sapli, .May 21. 1695, mentioned below; Pliebe, 
June 17. i'^>97; Itannih, ,'^eptember 10, 1698; 
Phebe, September 16. itx)9 : Lydia. Decem- 
ber 31, 1701, 'lied }oui!g : Lydia, X'ovember 
12. 1702. 

( III ) Eliasapli, son of Calelj Merriman, 
was born May 21. if^i^, died Auqu.-t 14, 
1758. He marricfi Abi^-aii Hall, wln^ was 
killed by the Indians with Ir.-r ■iaii'.^bter .Viii- 
gaW. Aug'ust 4, 1758. Chi'i'.ren. horn at \\"al- 
linqfford: Eunice. Cjctober 7. 1720. died 
youni^ : Emuce, Janaar. 12 1722. fued X'cv- 
vember I4, 1722: Sarah, X'iVLin'"'er :8. 1723; 
Titus, .\u:Tii-t 28. 1727; Caleb. 3. 
i72fj ; .\ma>a, 1730. mentioned below: Eliza- 
beth, July ..'7, 1832, died \>Hinc:'; E--ther. De- 
cember 2, 1734: Abii^ail, killed with Iier moth- 
er, Auquht 4, 1758; E!i,-;abeth. 

I T\' ) Ama--a, <-on r.f Elia-^anii ^^lerriman, 
was \'nr:i at \\"ailiiicf"rd in 1730. He trar- 

ried Saraii . and had a son Charles, 

mentioned below. 

(V) Charles, son of Amasa Merriman, was 

born in W'allinqford, .\uL,'u-t 20, 1762. He 
was -in the revolutini;, enlisting' a^ a firuii.i:ier, 
in 1771-i. He became ilrum •aiajor anci seivecj 
through the war. He married, A lay 10. '784. 
.\nna Punderson, of Xew Haven, v,liu diied 
.■\pril I, 1S44. aged eighty, antl settled in 
W'atertown, where he commenced business as 
a tailor. He was compelled to give this \\\i 
on account of poor health, and "rode post" 
from Xew Haven to Suftield for fi.>ur years, 
and made a voyage to the W'est Indies, ile 
then engaged in business as a uierchatit in 
W'atertown until his death, August 26, 1829. 
He had a genial nature, and was distinguished 
for decision of cliararter and stern integrity. 
Children: Charles P., died 1794: Petsey, 
married Dr, Samuel Elton, of W'atertown ; 
\\'illiam H., born .September 27, 1788, men- 
tioned below: Xancy, 1792, died young: Xan- 
cy, August 8, 1796: Charles P., Aug'ust 7, 
1798, was a merchant of Savann.ah, Georgia, 
where lie died July 10, 1835 : Anna. Jvly 7, 
1801, died August 19, 1S35, married Edward 
Hickock : Frederick. August 7, 1803, a mer- 
chant, died in Alabama, X'ovember r, 1836; 
William Punder.-.on, September 6, 1S05, a mer- 
chant in Augusta, Georgia, died Septemb'-r 3, 
1805 : George F.. Aug'tist 5, 1808. 

(\I; William H.. son of Charles "Merri- 
man, was born September 2y. 17S8. He mar- 
ried, Januar}'. 8, 1809, Sarah, born February 
16, 1790. daughter of David and Chloe ( ?Jer- 
riin Buckingham ( see Buckingham A'l 1. FIc 
was an enterprising merchant and leading cit- 
izen, of Wateriown, Connecticut. Later he 
rem.' ved to Waterbury. Children, born at 
W'atertown: Charles Buckingham, born Uc- 
tober 9, 1809, mentioned below: ."-^arali A., 
September 2j. i8n. marrierl (first) Thomas 
r^Iorton and (second) James }ilitchel! Lamson 
'^coville : Joseph P., September 24. 1S13: mar- 
ried, in 1840. Julia Jurid : David. Ma" 2y, 
i8i''r died March 28, 1834; Henry, ilarch 25, 

(\'in Charlci Buckinghi'iu. srm of Wiihaip. 
H. .Merriman, was born ''n Wafertown. (.Jcto- 
b'er 9, 1S09. He attended the public schoo's 
of his native tcv.n and the Leonard Daggett 
Schr.;>! in Xew Haven. He resided in W:irer- 
toum in tliC liouse located '-•n the present -ite 
of the Taft school until 1S39, when he re- 
moved to \\'aterbury ■\\ ith liis father. He was 
associated in business with hi« father hi W a- 
tercLJwn and when he removed to Waterbury 
he entered partnership with Ezi'a Stiles in the 
dry goods business. Tlieir place of 'hu^iness 
was in the buik-ling at the corner of Center 
square and Leaven',vorth street. In 1843 he 
became a partner of Julius Hotchki^s in the 
Hotchkiss & Alerriman Manufacturing Cc.n- 

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pany, succeedinc: the firm of Hiitchkiss & 
IVichard and cantinuiiic until Januai}', 1857, 
when the business was consolidatvil with that 
ot Warren & Xewton 2\Ianufactuiing Com- 
pany in the same line of business at CJakville, 
and incorporated under the name of the Amer- 
ican Suspender Company. A successful busi- 
ness was conducted by this corporation un- 
til the business was wound up in 1S79. Mr. 
Merriman was president of the Hotchkiss & 
Merriman Manufacturing' Company. He was 
one of the most prominent merchants and 
manufacturers in his day. and he was like- 
wise distinguished in public life. He was for 
several years a member of the common coun- 
cil of \Vaterbury and was mayor of the city 
from June 14, 1S69, until June 13, 1870. In 
politics he was a Republican. He was presi- 
dent of the \\^aterbury Gaslight Company ; di- 
rector of the Citizens' Xational Bank ; presi- 
dent of the Waterbur)- Savings Bank. For 
many years he was a prominent member and 
vcstrvman of St. John's Protestant Episcopal 
Church. Of kindly nature, generous in help- 
ing others, sympathetic with the troubled and 
unfortunate, he had to a marked degree those 
qualities that attract the love of family and 
friends and the esteem of the community. He 
was upright in all the dealings of life, an hon- 
ored and useful citizen and griod neighbor. 
He died at Waterburv". March 15. 1S89. 

He married. June 30, 184 1. Mary Margaret 
Field, who died October 5. 1866, daughter of 
Dr. Edward Field. Children, born in Water- 
bury: Charlotte Buckingham. August 21, 
1843: Sarah Morton, August 7. 1845; Helen, 
January 19. 1848, died February 20, 1903 ; 
Margaret Field, March ifi. 1850. married Dr. 
Frank E. Castle : William Buckingham. June 
II, 1853, married, Xovemher 17, 1886. Sarah 
King.sbury Parsons : Fdwaril Field, Septem- 
ber I. 1854, flied June 30. 1909. 

(A'HI I William liuckingham, fiftli child of 
Charles Buckingham and IMargaret ( Field ) 
Merriman. was born in \\'aterburv, June 11, 


His school day- were spent chiefiy at 
the Episcopal Academy of Cheshire. In his 
early vears he was connected with Benedict 
Merriman & Company, then for several years 
with the .Scovill ^Manufacturing Company, but 
'afterward became teller of the Waterbury Xa- 
tional Bank, and is now assistant cashier and 
on the board of director'i. Fie was C'ne of the 
original projectors of the Country Club of 
Waterbury, and is also a member of the \\'a- 
terbury Club, the Home Club and the Farmi- 
ingt!".n Club. On Xoveniber 17, rS86. he mar- 
ried Sarah Kingsbury, daughter of Guerney 
and Eliza (Brown) Parsons. He has two 

sons, Buckingham !'ars(Mis and \\'illiam Buck- 
ingham Merriman Jr. 

(The Buckingh:ini Line). 

(IV) Thomas (2), son of Samuel 12) 
lUickingham (q. v.), was born in 1699 in >.lil- 
fnrd. He married, January 9, 1724, Mary E. 
Wooilruff, who died, a widow, April 18, 1790, 
aged ninety-one. Children : ]Mar)-, born Sep- 
tember 16, 1724: Esther, January 29, 1725. 
died July 16, 1726: Thomas, .May 17, 1727, 
mentioned below ; Epenetus, baptized January 
10, 1730, died unmarried; Hannah, baptized 
May 13, 1733: Benjamin, baptized January 2, 


(\ ) Thomas (3), son of Thomas (2) 
Buckingham, was born ^lay 17, 1727. He 
removed to Watertown in 1772, where he 
died January 27, 1796. Fie married Sarah 
Treat, of Milford, wdio died January 11, 1802. 
Children: Sarah, born 1751 ; Jean, 1753; 
Isaac, 1755, died young; Epenetus, 1757; 
^lary, 1759; David, ]March 14. 1760. men- 
tioned below ; Dan. married Philena Guernsey. 

(\'I) David, son of Thomas (3) Bucking- 
ham, was born ]March 14. 1760, died February 
6, 1832. He married, March 14, 1783, Chloe 
Merrill, who died December 18, 1841, aged 
seventv-four. Children : John, born Octo- 
ber 17, 1786; Sarah, married William H. Mer- 
riman (see Merriman VI) ; Chloe, born De- 
cember 13. 1798; David, May 28, 1801 ; 
George, October 2, 1807. 

(IV) Titus Merriman, son 
MERRDIAX of Eliasaph Merriman, 

(q.v.), was born at Wall- 
ingford, Connecticut. August 28. 1727. He 
settled in his native towm. In 1790 he had in 
his family, according to the first federal cen- 
sus, two males over sixteen and three females. 
(\') Dr. Titus (2) Merriman, son of Titus 
( 1) Merriman. a leading citizen and physician 
of Bristol for half a century, was born in 
Wallingford. August 2y. 1768. He removed 
to Bristol, Connecticut, about 1792, and was 
one of the first members of the Hartford 
Count}' ^Medical Society, in. whose delibera- 
tions he took a leading part. He was for many 
^'ears the typical, trusted family ph}'?ician of 
the people of Bristol, he beiiig practically the 
second one to practice medicine in Bristol. He 
bought land in Bristol in 1794 and in 1802 
built the fine old colonial house later occupied 
b\ his son and grandson. Titus E. Merriman. 
lie owned a large portion of what is now 
the center of the town, and was a man of 
large influence and fine character. He mar- 
ried Polly, daughter of Isaiah Thompson, a 
major in the revolutionary war, and a prom:- 

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nent citizen. CliiKlren : i. Ik-nry E. 2. 
George, mentioned Jiclow. 3. Eli Todd. M. 
E)., moved to Texas in 1848. 4. Caroline, 
wife of Judjje Stone, of \\'arren, (Jhio; she 
was ediica'.ed in a girls' >cliool at Eitclitield, 
Ccnnocticut. and was a classmate of the fam- 
-ous poetess, Lvdia Hunt Sigonrnev, of Mart- 

(\'l) George, son of Dr. Titus (2) .Merri- 
man, was Ijorn at Bristol. 1806. He was edu- 
cated ill tlie public schools. He inherited a 
large portiim of his father's estate. In 1SJ3 
he established himself in business as a gen- 
eral merchant on tlie North Side in Brist'jl. 
and the business has beer, continued by the 
family to the present time. Fi^r many \ear,- 
the post office was in this sture. In addition 
to groceries, dry goods and other staple arti- 
cles, Mr. ^ierriman added a drug department 
to his busines.-.. and this ni time became the 
more imp(jrtant part of the business and the 
other departments were discontinued. He 
married Aim Peck. Children: i. Titus E., 
mentioned ielow. 2. George, mentioned be- 
low. 3 Theodore D., born November 14. 
1S45 ; atteniled Alonson Academy, and up(jn 
his return from school was taken into th.e 
drug store as a partner with his father and 
brother George under the firm name of George 
Merriman & Sons; he bought out his brother 
George in 1888, upon the latter's retirement. 
and he retired January i. 1897; '''^''' ^larch 
3, iSy": married. (Jctober 15, 1879, Mrs. 
Julia (2\lacy) Gaul, daughter of lli'-am and 
Ann (Hall; Macy and widow of William D. 
Gaul, of Hudson, New York ; children : 
George Macy, born November 20, 18S0. Theo- 
dore Hall. Ajiril 16, 1882: both educated at 
Yale College. 

(\'II) Titus E.. son of George Merriman, 
was born in Dristol. September 19. 1833. dieiJ 
in Bristol, January 12, 191 1. He was edu- 
cated there in the public schools and at the 
Bristol Academy under Professor Barnes and 
at Baker's Academy at Collinsville, where he 
was graduated in 1852. He entered the cm- 
ploy of his father in the drug store at North 
Side, Bristol, and a year later made a trip to 
California, where lie was engaged in mining 
and experienced both go<")d and bad luck. He 
came east in i860 intending to return, but 
, except for a brief visit rcm:^ineil in (7onnec- 
ticut since then. He ojiened a grocer\- -^tore 
in 1866 on the North Side and later remo\-ed 
to the Seymour Block where now stands the 
abutments of the New York. New Haven & 
Ha-rtford Railroad Company tre'^tle over Main 
street. He lost his store by fire anil resumed 
business in the Gridley Block on Nrrtb. Main 
street. He sold out finallv to \'v". H. Scott 

& Comiiany of Terryville. After two \ears 
of rest and retirement he embarkeil ui the 
harness and saddlery business at 21 \'._M-tii 
Main street, carrying alsu in stock trunk-. 
bags and other leather goods. Mr. Merriman 
was a Republican from the tirst, \otir.-- i. r 
General John C. Fremont, of California, for 
president when in that state. He married 
.\nna Nettleton. widow of George Nettuton, 
in 1S6S. She lived less than one year, (in 
(Jctober 4,' 1871, he married Margaret A., 
ilar.ghter of Israel Upson, of Waterburw Mr. 
and Mrs. Merriman were members of the Con- 
gregaticiiial clnirch, and Mrs. Merriman was 
active in the ladies' societies. She was for 
six years a successful teaidier in the Federal 
Hill School. 

(\TI) Hon. George ( 2 )' ?\Ierrimaii, son of 
Cieorge ( i ) Merriman. was brjrn in Bristol, 
June 3. 1S44, where he still resides. He at- 
tended the common schools in his native to',\"n 
and then the Pavilion School in Hartford, At 
the age of seventeen he went to work for 
his father, and at eighteen enlisted, on July 23, 
1862, in Company K. Sixteenth Connecticut 
X'olunteers. in the civil war. He took part 
in th.e battle of .Antietam. Se|itember 17. i8i'2. 
and ot'ner engagements in which his well- 
known regiment participated. When his regi- 
ment, which was kno\^ n. as the "Fighting 
Sixteenth," was attached to the Department 
of North Carolina, the larger part \\"as cap- 
tured b}' the Confederates, but Mr. ^vlerriman 
being sick and in a hospital in WasluuL'.t'.'n. 
was fortunate enough to escape the war prison 
at AndersonA'ille. He was put on a detach- 
ment to guard the rebel prisc>ners collected 
near Sandusky, ( iliio, and w a'^ mustered out 
at Cincinnati. Ohio, August 29. iSh^. He 
then returned to Bristol and became associated 
with his father in the drug business. After 
his died the business was continued by 
Mr. Merriman and his brother Theodore D.. 
under th.e name of Merriman Brothers and 
was a ver\- sueces^frJ enterprise. In 1888 he 
retired from the firm which has since been 
conducted by his brother's widow. In poli- 
tics he is a Republican. He represented the 
tC'wn of Bristol in 1888-89 '■'' "^^e genera! as- 
sembly of th.e state, and was a member of the 
railrijad committee, one of the most import- 
ant of the house and m the deliberation? '"if 
which he took an active part. He i? a mem- 
ber of Franlsdin Lod.ce. Free and Accepted 
Masons, of Bristol; G. W. Thomps(jn Post. 
No. 13, Grand Army of the Republic, and was 
at one time its ciiumander; Ethaii Lodge. 
Xo. g. Kni'ihts of Pythias, of whic!; he was 
past chancellor ci.numander and one of its 
founders. He was th.e first captain of Hull 

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Division, L'ni formed Rank. N'j. 5, Kniyhts of 
F\t!ilas, but re^iaK-d wlien he visited Mon- 
tana, where he Iia^ interesis in real estate 
and cojijier mir.iiiL; pn.n.'crty. He is a mem- 
ber of the Congregational clmrch, and active 
in that and other good work in the com- 

He. married.. (?>ctober 2, 1S67, .Mary 
Jane, born ]\fay 2. 1S44, daughter of Lucas 
and Clariiida (Tousey) Barnes, of Bristol 
(see Barnes \T). She is a member of the 
Congregational church, past president of the 
Women's Relief Corps and past department 
president of Connecticut. 

[The Barnes Line). 

(I) Mrs. Mary J. (Barnes) Mcrriman is 
a lineal descendant of Stephen Barnes, who 
moved to Branford. Connecticut. alK.ait 170C1, 
from Southampton, Long Island. He mar- 
ried Mar\' Barnes, granddaugliter of John 
Lindley or Liu'lsley. Children: Hannah, 
baptized Noveu.iber 31, 1700: ^lary. baptized 
April 0, 1701 ; Benjamin, horn December 13. 
1702; Stephen, born January 2. 1704. see for- 
ward; Sarah, born May 17. 170S: Experience, 
born December 4. 1710. 

(II) Stephen (2). son of Stephen (i) 
Barnes, was born January 2, 1704, died March 
27, 1777. He moved from Branford to Farm- 
ington and Soutliington. Connecticut. He 
was a man of much influence, and a large land- 
holder. He married. Janr,ar\- 5. 1725-26. Mar- 
tha, daughter of Th.omas Wheden. of Bran- 
ford. Slie died 2\Iarch 18, 1773. and was 
btiried in Plantsville. The inscription on her 
headstone was "I am the first brought here 
to turn to dust." Children: Mar}-, born 1726, 
married Jacob Carter, Jr. : Stephen, December 
3, 172S; Zvlartha. August 22. 1734: William. 
November 10, 1738. see forward; Nathan. 
August 26; 1742; .\sa. August 24, 1745, mar- 
ried Pbebe Atkins. 

(IHi William, sou of Stephen (2) Barnes, 
was born November 10, 1738. died October 
13. 1S13. He was a prominent man and held 
the rank of captain. He moved from Soutli- 
ington to Southampton about 1800. He mar- 
ried Martha, daughter of John and Elizabeth 
Hipson. of Southington. She wa.s born in 
1735, died 1828. Children: Hannah, born 
1757. married Abraham Loser; Azubah. 1759. 
married Luther Atkins: Benjamin, 1761. see 
forward; Experience. 1763, died 1853. unmar- 
ried; William. Jr.. 1767, married Tiiede Miner, 
of Wolccitt; Eliiah. July 2},. \~~\. married 
Naomi \\'alker. 

(IV) Ecniamin. -on of Wiilia:.! Barnes, 
was born in 1761. He \\"is i:i the arm.}- about 
six months in 17S0. He moved to Southamp- 

ti.'U. Massachusetts, \sliero he purc]i:ised a 
lartre tract of land, lie could, go a mile \\\ 
an_N direction nu his nwn piijiierty. He was 
l'urie>i ill Southin^t' 111. Ide married Abigail 
Coodsell. Children:- Polly, born 17S2, mar- 
ried C^hadiah Walker; Julia. 17S3-84. married 
Abraham Thorpe; Amos, 1785, see forward; 
Nancy. 1790, married Calvin Torrey; Sylvia. 
1792, died 1795; Rizpah, 1800. married Ches- 
ter Rov.ley; Levi, 1S03, married Orpah Bar- 
ker: Annie, 1S05. married Thomas Elliott. 
Fi\e children died in childhood. 

( \' ) Amos, son of Benjamin Barnes, -^vas 
born 1785, died Au.gust ig. 1824. He mar- 
ried (first) Esther Danks, 1808; she died 
June 16. 1821. She had a brother, Moses 
Danks, who was killed by falling from a build- 
ing at Southampton ; his wife was Tamer 
(Porter) Danks. Amos Barnes married (sec- 
ond) Dorcas Chapman. Qiildren of Amos 
and Esther (Danks) Barnes: Benjamin, born 
July 10. 1809, died ?itay 2, 1864, married Sally 
Keeney; Lucas, December 15, 1812, see for- 
ward; Clarissa, August iS. 1814, married \\'il- 
liam \\". Carter; 3.Ioses Danks, Novemijer 12, 
1816. died October 3. 185S, married Rebecca 
Justin. Esther ^lariva. October i, 1819. mar- 
ried Levi .Stevens. 

(\T) Lucas, son of Amos Barnes, v,-as born 
December 15. 1812. died May 15, 1S64. He 
married Clarinda Tousey. Children : Geo-ge 
Lucas, born April 23. 1838, died September 
15, 1S38; Ann Eliza. October 11, 1839. t^'iar- 
ried Samuel R. Goodrich; George '\\'i!lia:n; 
.Mary Jane. iMay 2. 1844, married Hon. George 
Merriman (see !\Ierri;nan VH). 

Robert Davis, the immigrant an- 
D.WTS cestor. -.vas an ear!}- settler of 

Barnstable. ^Massachusetts. He 
was on the list of those in Yarmouth able 
to bear arms in 1643. "•^"'^^ '^ proprietor of 
Barnstable in i<''45 : admitted a. freeman in 
1650. an<i had a grant of land in Ma.\-. 1657, 
in Ba.rnstab!e. In 1639 his farm, was in- 
cluded in the bounds of Yarniouth. with the 
exception of a small lot. In 1686 his house 
was on the high ground north of the Dead 
Swamp, where the first road probably jiassed. 
He died in 1693. His will was dared. April 
14, 1688. and proved June 29. 1O03. His 
widow Ann di:d in 1701. Her w-ill was dated" 
May 3. 1699. and prnved April I. 1701, Only 
the Aoune'er children -vxere named, in her will, 
indicating that she may lia^-e been the secona 
w-ife of Robert Davis. Children, born in Yar- 
mouth : Deborah. January, 1645; ]^[ary. April 
28.1648. Born in Barnstable : .Andrew. May. 
n^50 : Joiin, March i. 1*^152; Robert, .\-.igust. 
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tember, 1658; Sarah. October. 1660: Joseph; 

(II) joslah, son of Robert Davis, was born 
in September. 1636. He was a soldier in (Tap- 
tain John Gorhnm's company in King- Philip's 
war in 1675. and was one of the proprietors of 
Gorhamtown. In the division of the common 
shares he was entitled to forty-three and a 
half shares, a number above the average. He 
had money invested in trailing- at sea. His 
house stood a few feet east of the house 
later of Lot Easterbrooks, on the nortli side 
of the road. His will was dated April 21. 
1709, and proved October 5 following. He 
married, June 2^. 1679, Ann, daugluer oi 
Richard Taylor, tailor, of Yarmouth. Chil- 
dren: John. Tiientioned below; Hannah, born 
April, 1683. married Gershom Cobb : Josiah. 
August. 1687; Seth. October, 1692:" Ruth. 
February. 1694; Sarali. February, 1696; Jon- 
athan, 1698; Stephen. December 12. 1700; 
Anna. April 5. 1702. 

(III) Captain Joim Davis, son of Josiah 
Davis, was born Sep'.ember 2, i68r, and died 
in 1736. He bought part of the great lot of 
Thomas Lumhard, and the house which he 
built was at last accounts still standing. He 
was a captain, justice of the peace, and a 
man of note in his day. He married, August 
13, 1705, Mehitable Dimmock, who died in 
May, 1775. aged eighty-nine, daugliter of Shu- 
bael Dimmock. of Yarmouth. She was dis- 
missed from the Yarmouth to the East Church 
in Barnstable. February 12. 1725-26. Chil- 
dren, born in Barnstable : Tliomas, October 
I, 170^3 ; John, September 8. 1708; Solomon, 
April 5. 171 1, died July 18. 1712; William, 
born April 10, 1713. died July 4. 1713; Solo- 
mon, menti'^ined below; ^lehitable, born Au- 
gust 10. 171 7; William. August 24. 17 19; Jo- 
siah, February 17, 1722; Isaac (tv,-in), August 
3, 1724. died October 2S. 1724; Jesse (twin), 
died August 13. 1724; Isaac. March i. 1727. 
died November 2. 1727. 

(IV) Solomon, son uf. Captain John Davis, 
was born in Barnstable, June 24. 171 5, and 
died June 6. 1791. He was a merchant, and 
resided at Boston. During the siege he re- 
moved his family to Barnstable. He was an 
intimate friend of Governor Hancock. The 
■'History of Barnstable" says: "In 1791 lie 
was dining with his Excellency in company 
with some oi the rare wits of the dav. John 
Rowe, Joseph Balch, and others. Mr. Davis 
made some witty remark wliich induced Mr. 
Balch to say to him. 'Well. Davis, you had bet- 
ter go home now and die. for you will never 
say as good a thing as that again.' On his 
way home *he was taken suddenlv ill and sat 
down on the steps of Kmg's Chapel, frorr: 

whence he was ronio\ed to his !i'>n-t; i:\ ilic 
vicinity, where he shortly after did!." He 
married (first) January 2y. 1750. Elizabetli 
Wendell, of Portsmouth.. New [[.unpshirc. 
born (Jctober 16, 1729, and died at I'lyinouth, 
February 20, 1777; (second) November 18, 
1777, her sister Catherine, who died .Vpril 7, 
1808, aged sixty-six. Children, all l.iy first 
wife: John, born May 19, 1753; .Solomon, 
born September 25, 1754, died at sea Septem- 
ber, 1789; Edward, December 18. 1765. died 
at sea, November 11, 1708: Thomas, July 26, 
1757, died at Falmouth, England. October 10, 
1775; Elizabeth, October 14. 1758, died Au- 
gust 14. 1833; Tvlehitable, July 14. 1700. ilied 
October 28. 1761 ; Henry, (j'ctober 8. 1701. 
died March 15, 1762; Josiah, September 24, 
1763, died June 29. 1777.: Isaac, mentione^i 
below; William, April 26. 1768. died Septem- 
ber 14. 1S04. 

( \' ) Isaac, son of Solomon Davis, was born 
April 2. 1765, and died at Hartford. Connec- 
ticut. December 5. 1800. He married Eliza- 
beth Fellowes. 

( \T ) Rev. Gustavus Fellowes Davis, son of 
Isaac Davis, was born ]\Iarrh 17, 1707, i'l Bos- 
ton, and died September 11. 1836. He was 
converted under the preaching of Rev. William 
Bentle>'. of Worcester, and united wiih the 
church in April, 1813. He began to preacii 
at the age of seventeen in Hampton. G'nnec- 
ticut. A year later he removed to Preston 
and was ordained pastor there in lime. 1816. 
serving as minister three \'ear5. He was or- 
dai'ied pastor of the Baptist church ar South 
Reading, ^Massachusetts, April 2t,. 1818. and 
while there, in addition to his pa^roral duties, 
began a course of study in Latin and t7Treek, 
often walking to Boston, a distance cf ten 
miles, to recei^.•e instruction from Rev. !Mr. 
Winchell. From an entr\- in his diary it ap- 
pears that he finished reading the Greek testa- 
m.ent about three years later, under the teach- 
ing of Rev. Francis Wa\land. Jr. 

In the spring of 1829 Mr. Davis went to 
Hartford to assist Rev. William Bentlev in 
conducting a religions revival. He remained 
in Hartford and was installed pastor Jul\- 29, 
^829. During the seven years of his pastorate 
the church prospered in every way. He at- 
tended carefull} to all details of organizaii'^n 
and administration, and took the greatest i:i- 
terest in the music, doing much to aid and 
improve tl;e choir. His principal strength, 
however, was in the puipi;. He prepared liim- 
self carefull}-. and then preached either withi"'Ut 
manuscript or from brief notes. His knowl- 
edge of the Bible was wonderful, and !iis rii-.e 
niemory enableil him to illuslrate sern i:>n- 
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wero ahvays ayn sometimes amnsiiiL:. He 
was naturally an outiuiist. and his cheerful 
iiianner and courteuus bearing made him a 
universal favorite. Deprived of a thorough 
school education himself, he took unusual in- 
terest in all educational matters. Through 
his efforts an academ\' was established at 
South Reading, where he then lived. He was 
the chief agent for collecting funds for the 
Connecticut Literary Institute at Suffiekl. He 
was interested in Xewton Seminary; was trus- 
tee of Brown University : examiner at Wes- 
le\"an Universit_\-. and by appointment of Hon. 
Lewis Cass. Secretary of War in 1836, a mem- 
ber of the board of examiners of the United 
States Academx" at West Pomt. In 183 1 he 
was elected a trustee of \\"ashington (now 
Trinity) College. He received the degree of 
Yi. A. from \\'aterbury (Maine) College ( iiow 
Colb_\- University) and Yale College, and the 
degree of D. D. from \\'es!eyan University in 
183:;. In August. iS3''i. while on a visit to 
fri-.iids in Boston, he was taken suddenly i!!. 
and died there. He married January 5. 1817. 
Abigail Leonard. 

( \ II) Hon. Gusta\us Fellowes Davis, son 
of Rtv. (.lustavus Felliiwes Dav's. was born 
in Xorth Stonington. Comiecticut, January 
4. 1818. He went with his father to South 
Reading, where he lived until he was eleven 
years old, at which time his father removed 
to Hartford. He was educated in tlie public 
schools of Hartfcird and at Hartford Acaden'iy. 
At the age of iifteen he entered the employ 
of the Phceni.x Bank, remaining six years. 
He was then sent to Litchfield. Connecticut, 
to take charge of a brancli of that institution 
there. In 1851' he returned to Hartford to 
become cashier of the City Bank, just organ- 
ized, and in 1857 was chosen president, and 
remained in that position until his death. April 
28, 1S96. He was identified with a number of 
the leading financial corporations of the city: 
wa? president of the State Savings Bank, and 
vice-president and director of the Travelers 
Insurance Company fron: its organization until 
the election before his death. He was presi- 
dent of the Hartford Dispensary and treasurer 
of the South School District for nearly forty 
}ears. He was a Republican, formerly a 
\Miig. and in iS-to voted for \Mriiam Henry 
'Harrison for president. In 1S80 he was elected 
representative in the and. declined 
a re-election. He was a n.ember ot the F"irst 
paptist Church of Hartford, of which his 
fatlier was pastor. He had the universal con- 
fidence and esteem of a large busi!-es< :'.c- 
fiuaintance. and had a reputation for fair 
dealing and strict integrity. He marrifd. .May 
I ;, 1839. Lucy Terry Strong. iM-irn .Vugust 24. 

18 !7. daughter of William Strong, oi JUnrt- 
ford. lescendant in the sixth gen.eration of 
Jolin Strong, a pioneer of ^\'indsor, Conncc- 
tici.t ( see Strong). Her line of descent fri.m 
William Bradford is as follows: Govcnior 
William and Lad_\- Alice (Carpenter! 1 S-'uth- 
worth) Bradford: William Jr. am! .Mice 
( Richards 1 Bradford : William and .Mice 
(Bradford) Adams: Xathaniel au'l .Mice 
(.\dams) Collins: Ephraim and .\nn (Collins j 
Terry: Samuel and Mary ( Kellogg 1 Terry; 
Samuel and Huldah (Burnham) Terr_\' ; Wil- 
liam and Xaomi (Terry) Strong. Children: 
I. Charlotte .Maria, born at Litchfiebl, Con- 
necticut. March 4. 1S40; inarried, June 15. 
1862, Rev. ^^"ikkr Smith, born Jul_\' 11. 1835. 
gracluated from Yale College. 1857. and was 
a tutor there 1S59-61 ; settled as past-r at 
Berlin. Connecticut. 1862-66. at Milwaukee. 
Wisconsin, and Lite- at Rockford. Biinois : his 
last }ear5 were spent in retirement in Hart- 
ford. Connecticut. 2. Gustavus Pierrciiont, 
mentioned below. 3. Emily Strong, born_ June 
22. 1847: married George E. Tainlor. 4. 
Frederick \\'er.d.ell. mentioned below. 

(\'III) Dr. Gustavus Pierrepont. son of 
Gusta\"us Fellowes Davis, was born in Litch- 
field. Connecticut. January 16, 1845. ^^"^ 'At- 
tended the public schools and was graduated 
fron: Yale College in 1866. He studied medi- 
cine in Paris during the following year and 
contir.ued this study in the College of Phvsi- 
cinns and Surgeons. Xew- York City, from 
which he was graduated in 18(39 v.ith the 
degree of Doctor of Medicine. Upon gradua- 
tion he was appointed a physician in the 
Charity Hospital, X'ew York. Since 1870 be 
has been practising his profession in Hartford, 
Con.necticut. Fie has been on the staff of the 
Hartford Hospital since 1878. and was medi- 
cal e.xaminer of the Travelers' Insurance Com- 
pany from 1874 to 1907. He is a member of 
the city, county and state medical societies. 
In politics he is Independent, and in religion. 
Episcopalian. Dr. Da\is married, October 5, 
1870. Elise. born (Dctober 16, 1842, daughter 
of Edward .A., and Elizabeth M. :Miic!ieli. 
Children: Elizabeth Mitclidl. born .\i-gust 
16, 1871, married Otto Schreiber. iS''i4: .\r- 
tliur W.. May S. 1874. died July. 1904: Louise 
Pierrepont. .\.pril 6, 1880: Helen Fitch. Xo- 
\ember 22. 1882. married. IQ09. ^V. S. Glazier. 

I MID Frederick Wendell, son of Gustavus 
Fellowes Davis, was born in Hartford, ('oi:- 
necticut. Septeml)cr o. 1855. He attended the 
public schools of his nati\-e city and was grad- 
liated from the Hartford purdic high school in 
the class of 1873. He then entered Yale 
Cc'liege. from which he was graduated in the 
class of 18^77 with the degree of Bachelor of 

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Arts. He started in business in Kentucky 
in partnersliip with M. W. Snii'ih it^. the sad- 
dlery business, and continued until 1881. al- 
though the place of business during the last 
three years of die firm was in Xew Orleans. 
He returned to Hartford and engaged in tlie 
manufacturing business until 1896. Since then 
he has held a of responsibility with 
the firm of J. J. & F. Goodwin, tie is a 
director in the City Bank and a trustee in 
the State Savings Bank. In politics he is a 
Republican, has been a member of the city 
council, and for the past eleven years a mem- 
ber of the higti school committee. He is a 
memlier of the Deka Kapjia Epsilon college 
fraternit}. the Mayflower Societv, and various 
other clubs and societies, including the Wolf's 
Head Society. .-Vll of the family are members 
of the First Congregational Church. 

^[t. Davis married (first) September 3, 
1879, Lucy Trumbull Smith, of Hartford, born 
November 9. 185S, died at Xew Orleans, Feb- 
ruary I, 1881. He married (second), October 
I, 1884, I\Iary, born October 8. i860, daughter 
of Hcnr}- G. and Delia W. (Ellsworth) Tain- 
tor. Children: i. Carl Willis, born in Xew 
Orleans, October 2~. 18S0: received pre- 
paratory education m the Hartford public 
and high schools and was graduated from Vale 
University in 1902 with the degree of Bachelor 
of Arts, receiving the degree of Master of 
Arts in 1908. Since his graduation he has 
been engaged in the jjrinting business in Hart- 
risburg, Pennsylvania. 2. Dorothy \\'endell, 
bom in Hartford, Connecticut. .March 12, 
1886, was graduated from the Hartford pub- 
lic high school, 1903, and from Smith College 
with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. 1907. 
3. Roger Wolcott, born in Hartford. January 
8, 1890; was graduated from the Hartford 
public high school in 1908. and from the Shef- 
field Scien.tific School, Yale University, in 
191 1. 4. Frederick Ellsworth, born in Hart- 
ford. March 11, 1892, was graduated from the 
Hartford public high scliool in 1909; is a 
member of the class of 1913 of the United 
States Xaval Academy at Annapolis, Mary- 
land. 5. Elise Pierrepont. born in Hartford, 
Xoveniber 21, 1897, died .Vpril 16, 1906. 

(The Wc-nclell Lme). 
(I") Evert Jansen Wenrlel. the immigrant 
ancesfor, was bc-rn in ii''i3. son of Jrin.umes. 
as shown by the patronymic. He lived in his 
native town of Embden. East Friesland. now 
Planover, upon the confines of the L'nited 
Provinces of Holland. Thence he cariie r.nder 
the Dutch West India Company to Xew Xeth- 
erlands in 1640, and for five years lived on 
Beaver Lane, between the present Broadway 

and Broad ^treet, Xew York. Removir,g to 
.Vlbany to engage in the fur trade lie lo- 
cated ar what is miiw the corner of Jan'es :i'v:'. 
State ^tIeet^. He died in 1709. He was dea- 
con vi the Dutch church in 1056; magistrate 
of I'ort C)range in i(jGo-6i. tie married 
I tir.-t I Jul\- 31, !')44. Susanna, daugluer r|f 
Philip and Susanna ( Ue Scheene) Du Trieu.x. 
Her father was marshal of Xew Xetheriands. 
He married (second) in 1663, Marje Abra- 
hamse Be\«rwyck. wiilow of Thcmias Uuisen 

l\Ii!)gael. He married i tliird( Ariaiitit . 

Children by tirst wife; Thomas; .Vi-raham; 
Elsje, i'u7: Johannc;, mentioiifci ''ckiw; 
Dieweii. 1O53: Hicror.ymus. 1053; i'hilio. 
1657; Evert, 1660. Ch.ildren of secon'.i wife: 
Isaac ; Susanna ; Diewertje. 

(II) Johannes, son of Evert Jan.-e \\>ni!el, 
was born in Xev/ Am-teriiam in i'.i49. aiiil bap- 
tized in the Dutch. t_'hurch. Feliruary 2. that 
year; became a genera! trader at .\l!ian\ and 
amassed much propcrt} : lived on the present 
State street: was magistrate in i()84, captain 
in colonial service 1685; alderman of -Mbar.y, 
i('iS6; tlelegate to treat with the Five Xation 
Indiai"is in 160—, and to superintend tlie de- 
fence of Albany, tiis will was proved in 1091. 
He married (first) Maritie Jillisse Meyer, 
daughter of Gillis Fieterse and his \\'4\- Elsie 
Hendrikse Meyer: (second) Elizabetli. liaugh- 
ter of Major Abraham and Katrine 1 Jocii- 
emse ) Staets. She married (second) April 
25, i('>05, Captain Johannes Schu'.i'cr. Chil- 
ilren of first wife: Alsie ; Maritie. ChiMrcn 
of second wife; Abraham, mentioned below; 
Susanna; Catai_\ntic: Elizabeth; Johannes, 
baptized .March 2, 1684 : Ephraim. b.iptized 
June 3. 1685; Isaac, baptized Januar} 28, 
1687; Sarah, baptized Xovember 11. i('i8S; 
JacC'b, baptized .August 3, 1(^91. 

( III) Abraham, son of Johannes \^'endel, 
was baptized at .\lbany, December 2~. 1678, 
and when of age remo\'ed to Xew York, be- 
ci.iming a merchant an<l in, porter and a wealthy 
lamlouner. Late in life he removed t. > Bo>- 
ton. where he 'died Septembei 28. 1734. Fie 
married, May 15, 1702, Katarina. eld.est 
daughter of Tennis and Helena ( \'an Brugh ) 
De Key, granddaughter of Jacob De Key. 
Helena was a daughter of Johannes and Ka- 
tarina (Roeloffe) \'an Brugh, and. grand- 

ilaugliter of and .\niieke ( Janse j R.k-1- 

otte. Children, witli bap'.i.-nia! date^: Julm 
mentioned below- Elizabeth, August 20. 1704. 
married. April t;. 1725, Edmund Quinex" ( -^ee 
Onincy I ; .Abraham, March 3. 1706; Helena 
I)C' Key, September 21, 1707: Catharina. 
Alarch 2j. 1709: Jacobus, August 31. 1712: 
Lucretia. July iS, 17:4: Theunis De Key. 
June 24, 1716; Theunis De Key, Oct'jlier 30. 

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1717: Ilcnilrikn^, baptized August 3. 1719: 
Sarah, January 20, 1721 ; .Mary. 

(1\ ) John, lioni 1703. son of .Abraham and 
Katarina (, 1 )e Key) W'LMulell, niarrit-d, .\i> 
\einber 10, 1724, Elizabeth Ouincy (see 
(juiiic_\- I\') : he died December 15. 17(12. 

(\') EHzabetii, daughter of John and Eliza- 
beth (Ouincy) Wendell, married Solomon 
Davis, and her sister Catherine became his 
second wife (see Davis I\'). 

(The Pierpoiit Line). 

(Ill) John Pierpont. son of John and 
Thankful ( Stowe ) Pier]ic>iu, was born 1652, 
died in 1690, . 

(I\'^ James, son of John Pierp.ont, niarried 
Sarah Dorr. Their daughter Sarah, Pierpont 
married Captain Gustavus Fellowes. 

(The Gookin Line). 
The names Gookin. Gokin, Gockin. Cock- 
rain. Cocka}n, Colkin, Cokin and Cockin are 
supposed to be of identical origin, and accord- 
ing to one authority 'mere contri\-ance^ to 
get rid of the nneuphoni'.ius and objection- 
able title -^vorn by the first soldier of the fam- 
ily, whose \igilance and chivalric bravery in 
the rude da},-s of old England set him down 
for a Cockin by name, w-ith three cocks in 
his"shield, thus winning the name and the in- 
signia togetlier." The coat-of-arms, given by 
Burke, is as follows: .\rgent, 3 cocks, gules, 
armed, crested and jelloped sable. 

(I) Arnold (jookin, the first of this branch 
of the family, is named in the \"isiiation of 
Kent in 1619, and must have been born as 
early as the reign of Henry \'II. Nothing 
further is known of him, except he was 
the father of Thomas Gookin, mentioned be- 

(II) Thijinas, son of Arnold Goi)kin, was 
of Pieke>bouriie, Kent, England, and was bur- 
ied June 15, 1599. His wife was Amy Du- 

rant, daughter and heiress of Dnrant, 

undoulitedly of the family of Dorante. of 
Bekesbourne. The date of her burial is Feb- 
ruary 15, 1380-S1. He married (second) S\"b- 

bell , who was buried Auijust 29. 1598. 

Children : John, mentioned below : Joan, mar- 
ried October 28, 13^16, the same day on which 
her brother was married. There may have 
been also a third child, Elizabitli, born before 

(III) John, son of Thomas Gookin, was 
born not later than 1346, and was his fa- 
ther's heir. He married Catherine, daughter 
of William an<l .\gnes I Tufti.n ) Denr.e of 
Kingstc>n, county Kent, oi a very ancient fam- 
ily. The crtmplete lineage of the l)ennes date~ 
back to the days of Edward the Confessor, a^ 

follows: William, father of Catherine, was 
son of Thoma^, <on of .Michael, >on of J^..iin, 
-'111 iif llionias, son of Ricluird, son of Sir 
William, son of J^jhu, son of Walter, >on of 
Walter, son of Sir .-Mured de Denn, sijii of 
William de Denn, son of Robert de Dene, son 
i>f Raljie de Dene, ^on of Ralph de Dene, son 
of Robert de Dene, .son of Robert de Dene, 
"who held large estates in Sussex and Kent, 
as well as in the duchy of .XorniaiKh', and 
was Pincerna or butler to Edward the Con- 
fessor," About the _\ear 1391 John Gookin 
purchased an estate called Little Betslianirer, 
in the parish of Northborne, and about 1603 
alienated it to Sir Henry Lodelow. About 
idoo he had purchaseil the manor of Ripple- 
Cijurt, county Kent, wdiich remained in his 
family about a hundred years. Cli:ldr'?n : 
Anne, baptized at Bekesbiiiirne, .August 28, 
1567: Elizabeth, baptized at Ripple, Lleceniber 
7, 1371, buried there, July 23, 1373: Thomas, 
baptized at Ripple, January- 13, 1371 ; J'lhn, 
b.aptizcfl at Ripple, .August 13, 1373: Dan- 
iel, baptized at Ripple, March 31, 1381, died 
same year: Daniel, mentioned below ; Sir \"in- 
cent : Catherine, married November 4, 1604, 
Thomav ]iIilton, of the parish of .St. Ed- 
mund's Church, London: ^largaret, married, 
September 4, 1610; Thomas ^larshe, of Mar- 
tin or Marton, parish of East Langdon, coun- 
ty Kent. 

(Ill) Daniel, son of J'jhn Gookin, was 
born October 28, 1382. In 1620 he was one of 
the twenty-three "undertakers" of the Planta- 
tic-n of county Longford, Ireland, and was 
assigned five hundred acres of land there by 
the English king. Within the year, lie had 
sold his assignment to Francis Edgeworth, an 
ancestor of 2^Iaria Edgeworth. In i(S20 he 
became interested in the infant colony of \'ir- 
ginia. and in the fall of 1621 arrived there, 
with fifty men of his own, anfl a large amount 
of provisions an<l cattle. Pie settled at New- 
port News, but in the spring or summer of 
1622 returned to England and was present at 
a meeting of the \'irginia Compan\- there, 
July 17, 1622. .Apparentl)-, he never v^ent 
back to Mrginia, but settled in Ireland, \' here. 
November 13, 1(^22, he was in possession .^f 
the castle and lands of Carygoline, co.nntv 
Cork. He married. January 3r, 1608. Marian 
or Marye, daughter of Richard Bird. S. T. P. 
Children: Edwine. baptized at Ripple, June 
23. if'itr; Daniel, mentioned below; perhaps 
a third, the eldest, named John. 

i I\' ) General Daniel Gookin. son of Dan- 
iel Gookin. was born in 1(112, and. <lied at 
Cambridge, A[assacliusotts, ?\larcli to, r(')8'i-87. 
In i<''39 he was in \"ircinia and acted a- agent 
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thousand acres in the county of New Nor- 
folk, and November 4, 1O42, another tract of 
fourteen hundred acres on the Raiipalianncxk 
river. Between the lklte^ of these two -rants 
he returned to England and was of the par- 
ish of St. Sepulchre, 1639. In March. 1643, 
certain ministers from New England went on 
a missionary tour to \"irginia. and as a result 
of their efforts, he was attracted to New Eng- 
land and removed thither in K144. Hi? con- 
version to New England religious doctrine and 
consequent renv ival is referred to hy L\-itt^.in 
Mather in a doga:erel in his ".Magnalia." He 
was admitted to the Eirst Church in Boston 
May 26. 1644. and was made freeman three 
days later. He wa? of K. ixhury, 1645-46, 
where he foiuiile.! the pul-lic ?chool, and in 
1648 moved to Cambridge and was th^re ap- 
pointed captain of the military company. In 
1649-51 he was elected representative of Cam- 
bridge and the latter year chosen speaker of 
the house. In 1652 he was elected as>i^tant, 
and re-elected continuously until 16S6. He 
made se\eral visits to Englau'l and on one 
of these was consulted by Cr. >mwell as to the 
advisability c)f introducing an Englk-h popu- 
lation from New England into the Island of 
Jamaica, which had been taken by the Eng- 
lish from Spain in 1654. In 1669, on his re- 
turn from a. three \'ear?' \-i>it to England, he 
brought back with him the regicides \\'halle_\ 
and Gotte, who remained under his protection 
in. Cambridge, until they were sent to New 

He was a firm friend of tlie Indians, 
and in 1656 was apfiointed iiy the gen.eral 
court superintendent of all the Indian> who 
submitted to the government of Mas>aclui- 
sett^. In this position he continuecl mitil hi> 
death. In this connection he wrote several 
works of value. He was at the ?ame 
a sturdy soldier in tlie Indian war---. In Kiiu 
he and Rev. Mr. }ilitc!ieil were appointed the 
first licensers of the printing jirc-s. In 1681 
he was made major-general oi the Colony of 

Ke was married three time-. Of hi- tir-t 
marriage there is only the fact, ir^.tn th.e fi'rm 
of license of his second marriage, "granted by 
the Bishop of London, .ritii Novei-.ibcr. ii'\V). 
for the marriage of Paniel C. n.kin. Centie- 
'man. of the parish of St. Sepulchre. I.i!v!on. 
a widower, aged abciut 27. and Marv Ii. 'llnr^, 
of the parish of St. Dmi-tan in t!ie \\\-r. 
London, spin-ter. aged al.. .ut 2r. wh.-e p-'"'- 
ents are dead." He rri.irriel ' third 1 Han- 
nah. daui:lui.-r "i Edwar.l 'I'.-nu' and wid.'W 
(in IiVVii nf Hab'iah^'e, aft.r June 2.-^. 
167;. am! bef.'fe .\n;,ni>t 1 <, 111S5. She -ur- 

vived him. .Ml his children are belie\-ed to 
ha\'e been by his sccohlI wife. He died 
10S6-87, and was buried in Cambridge, wh.ere 
his epitaph may ;-tili be read. Children: Mary, 
married. June S, 1070, Edmund Batter, of Sa- 
lem, Massachusetts, as his ^econd wife; E!iz- 
aheth, baptized at Ro.xbury, March 14, 1144, 
married (first) Rev. John Eliot Jr., as his 
-econd wife, (second) December 8, 16S0. Ed- 
mund Ouincy (see Ouincy ) ; Daniel, died a 
few months old, in 1649: Daniel, born July 
[2. i(.5o, H. C. i6(T9; Samuel, born .April" 21, 
11132: Solomon, born 1654, died in infancy; 
.Nathaniel, born (Jctober 22, 1656. 

(The Qiiincy Li:ie ). 

The Ouincy family of America and Eng- 
land has had many distinguished men in both 
ancient and modern times. The surname is 
-aid to be derived from the name of a town 
in N'urmandy. In the Roll of Battle Abbey 
the name appears several tintes, spelled Ouan- 
cey. Quinci and Ouincy. It is not found in 
DiMue-da}' Book, and the earliest record, of 
land titles of the family is in the r^lanor of 
Buckby. Northamptonshire, being given by 
Henry II to the famous Baron Saher de Quin- 
ci, who signed the Magna Charta. His son 
Roger became the third Earl of 2\[anchester. 
At one time the .American family possessed 
a paroiment iiedigree of the lineage back -to 
the time of the Norman Ci:inquest. but unfor- 
tunately it ha- been lost. The arm- used by 
the family after coming to America: Gules 
seven mascles conjoined or three three and 
one. Alotto: Sine macula macla. These arms 
were found on the seal of an unexecuted will 
of Edmund Ouincy, son of the American 
immigrant, affixed about i6qS. 

(I) Ednumd Ouinc}", father of the .Ameri- 
can immigrant, resided at \\'igsthorpe, a ham- 
let iri the parish of Lilford, county of North- 
ampti'U. He was buried at Lilford. }v[arch 
9, 1627-28. His will was proved in the dis- 
trict c.:>urt at Peterborough, March 14. 1627- 
28, liy his widow Anne. Her will i- dated 
January 29. 1630-31. She was then living at 
\\'i;j-tliorpe. The will was proved at the pre- 
rc_L;ative court at Canterbury. .April 6. 1631, 
by Jnhn Ouincy, son and executor. He was 
a yeon.ian of the middle class, not educated, 
but ihrifty and prosperous and of good social He owned the leaseholds of sev- 
eral farms, anrl the bequest? in his will were 
on tile scale that onlv a man of some wealth 
could affc^nl. His will mentions "a liabitation 
■ ■r duelling house to be erected by his -on Ed- 
uv.wv': up'.n his freehr.ld at Thorpe. iV/iu-- 
ih'rpel. That r,e -tood hit;h in the estiiiia- 
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b_\' the exccHcit marrias^es ol his dauylucrs. 

Edinunil (Juincy was baptized December 21. 
1559. rie uia}' have been t'.ie son oi John, 
'I homas rr Richard Oiiiiic\-. all of whim were 
living in that pari>h at the time oi hi? birth. 
He married, (.ictober 15, 15^3, .Anne I'aimer at 
Lilford. Children (baiitismal dates): Anne, 
September 22. 1504; Elizalieth, Januar\- 25, 
1596; Helen, or lillen. A]v.-il 5. 159S; Alice. 
September 24. Koo: Eilmund, mentioned le- 
low : Denis, b'ebruary 17, if'04-05. buried 
June 25 fi lb iwiug ; b"rancis. Xovem!)er it>. 
1606: C hri.-tian. married ibjiirii,! Mimues; 
Jolin. Aiay 10, li'ni : W'i'ham. January 31. 
IC12-13; Till lua.-, Aui^'u.-t 27, i(')i5. 

(H; EdmiT;d (21. -on of E 'niund (i) 
Ouincy. wa- the immi'.^'^rant. He was b.ajitized 
at Eilfr.rd. . av 30. i;i02, ami wa- married at 
Lilford to Judith I'ares (I'aris). The chil- 
dren tb.ey had in England were doubtless 
baptized at Acliurch (or Tb.orpe-Ach-.irch ), 
ctamty Xortb.ami;ton. England. Abort the 
time of lii- father's death in 1112S. he emi- 
grated til Xe>v linglan 1. afteruards return- 
ing to bring hi,- family. He came again with 
liis famih in comjiany whh Rev. John Cot- 
ton from Lincolnshire, England, landing in 
Boston, Seiuember j, 1633. In the colonial 
records he i> viven the title of .Mr., then re- 
stricted to designate men of quality. He was 
admitted [..1 the ch.;rch with hi- wife Judith 
in Xoveniber. iC)33. He was member of a 
committee to assess rates Xo\-ember 10, 1(134. 
The town of Ro.-ton voted that his lands and 
those of William Gildingtim at .Mount W'ol- 
laston ( r.raiutree I shi.iuld le "b.ounded out" 
Decemlier 14. 1(135. Fie wa- member of a 
committee tu lay nut lands there Jauuarx 4. 
I '''3 ^-3'''- "That he was a man of substance 
may be inferred from his bringing six serv- 
ants witii him ; and that he was a man of 
weight am.ijng th.e founders of tiie new com- 
monwealth appears fn^m his election a- a 
representati\-e of the town of Roston in the 
first general court ever helfl in r^Iassachu- 
setts Bay ( 1634). lie was also the first named 
on the committee appointeri (1634! bv the 
town to assess and raise the sum nece-sarv to 
extinguish the title of Mr. Blakestone to the 
peninsula on wdiich the city stands. In com- 
pany with \\"illiam Coddington. after gov- 
ernor of Rhode Island, he bought of Chicka- 
tabut. sachem of ?^Ios-wachuset, a tract of 
l-'md at Mount \\'ollaston. confirmed to them 
h\- tlie town of Boston in March. [636. a 
portion of which i- yet in the family."' He 
died about t('.3(i. "immediately after he had 
hiult a b..u=e yet ;-ianding on the c-tate at 
Mount \\"nl!ast(in." His widnw married Mo- 

-e.- Rair.e, who tlied in 1O43, '^'T' -'■"-' iiiar- 
ried (third) Ri-iberl Hull, father e'f her ,-> n- 
in-law John iluli, mentioned below ; she wa.- 
(li-n.ii<?ed iri in Boston to the ilraintree 
church. .March 30, 1(14(1. She die'cl Xovemlier 
29, 1(154.. Children: Jud.itii. born Seiitember 
3. i()2(i; Ednumd. mentioned below. 

(HI) Colonel Edmund Ouincy. son of Ed- 
mund 12) (Juinc}', was baptized in Engiand. 
.March [5, 162S and married (fir.-tj Jul\' 
2(1. KuS, Joanna or Joane, sister nf Rew 
Le.inard Hoar, ( H. (.'. 1650). thirdi pre?!'lent 
of Harward College, who?e grandfather wa- 
Charles Hoar of ( jlorcester, England, and 
whose father wa> Sheriff Charles He'are, of 
the "Cittie" of Glouce.-ter. The illustrious 
family of Concord, iMassac'.irsett?. of whom 
Sei'ator (jeorge E. Hoar wa>'er.e. were of this 
1 b ar family. .Mrs. Joanna (Hoar) (Juincy 
died .May id. 1(180. Edmund married ( sec- 
(tnh December 8. 16S0, Elizabeth, (.laughter 
of .Major General Daniel Gookin (see Gooicin) 
and widow of Rev. John Eiiot, elde-t son of 
Rev. Ji^hn Eliot, tb.e Indian apostle. He li\-ed 
a |;ri\ate life on lus estate at Braintree : was 
magistrate, representative to the general court, 
aiul lieutenant-colonel of the Sutioik regiment. 
When Governor .Andross was deposed Ouincy 
was chosen one of tb.e committee of safety 
w hich formed the provisional government un- 
til the r.ew charter of William and Marv ar- 
ri\etl. He died Janr.arv S. 1697-9?, leaving 
his second wife, who died Xovember 30. 17010. 
He a military funeral, and his gra\-e i- 
marked by two granite stones in wdiich his 
name ami arm-, cut in lead, were insertedi. 
In the revolutiMii the stones were robbed of 
the lead, and all knowledge of their o'DJect 
weiubl b.ave been lost had not President John 
.\dams remembered the engravings on the 
lead. The c^arne vandals broke tb.e tablet on 
which the coat-of-arms was inscribed on tlie 
Ouincy tomb. The fragments of thi- st.jue 
have been preserved by the family. Children 
of first wife: iMary. born }ilarch 4. 1650: 
D;iniel. Fehruary 7. n'151 : John, .April 5. 1652: 
Joanna. .\]iril 16. 1(354; Judith, June 2j,. 1(155: 
Elizalieth. September 28. 1656: Edmund. July 
9. i'i57. died youni;- : Ruth. October 20. 165S; 
.Ann. about i('i(')3. died September 3. i('i7i'i: Ex- 
perience. Alarcli 24. i6('>y : children of secon 1 
wife: Edmund, mentioned below: Mary, De- 
cember 7, i(iS4. 

I 1\' ) Judge Edmund (liiincy, son of Colonel 
Edmund Ouincy. was born in Braintree. I >c- 
t' 14. K'lSi. graduated at Harvard College. 
1(11)0. He was in tb.e public service all his 
life as a magistrate, councillor and justice of 
the supreme court. He was alMi coluuel of 
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court appointed him its agent to reiirocMit it 
in the adj'.idication of the disiHitcd Ijoundary 
between ^lasiach-usetts Liny an.l Xew i lamp- 
shire. He (Ued very soon after his arrival 
in London, February 23. 1737-38, of the 
smallpox, which he had taken by inoculation. 
He was buried in Liunhill Fields, where a 
monument was erected to him by the general 
court, which- also made a grant of a thousand 
acres of land in the town of Lenox to his 
family in further rei:ogniti(:in of his public 
services. Two portraits of Judge Ouincy 
were painted by Sniybert, in 1728, one of 
which is deposited in the Boston .\rt Museum, 
the other preserved by the family of the late 
Edmund Ouincy of Detlham. mentioned below. 
He married, Xovember 20. 1701, Donithy, 
daughter of Rev. Jo-iah Flint (I'lynt) ( FI. 
C. 1664) of Dorchester. Children, born at 
Braintree: F.dmund, June 13. 1703, married 
Elizabeth, daughter of Abraham Wendell, 
their daughter Dorothy, born Ma}- 10, 1747, 
married (first) Hun. John Hancock, first 
signer of the Declaration of Independence, 
afterwards gcjvernor of Massachusetts. 1 sec- 
ond) Captain James Scott, July 27. I70''>: 
Elizabeth, born C)ctobcr 17, 17(10, niarrieil Xo- 
vember 10, 1724, John Wendell, l.ircther of 
the wife of her brother Eflmund (see Wen- 
dell I\') : Josiah, April i, 1710: Dorothy, Jan- 
uary 4, 1709, married Edward Jackson, De- 
cember 7, 173S, the "Dorothy O." of C>liver 
Wendell Holmes's poem : she v.'as an ancestor 
of Dr. Holmes. 

(The Wolcott Line). 

(V) William Wolcott, son of .>imon Wol- 
cott (q. v.), was biTrn Xovember ' ', 1(17'). and 
lived at South Windsor. Fie was "a large, 
fleshy man, very handsome and good-na- 
tured." He married, Xovember 5. 1700, .\biah 
Hawley, and he died January 27, 1740. She 
died June ifi, 1716. Children: Abiah. Jan- 
uary 14, 1708: Lucia, May 7. 17 10: William, 
mentioned below: Ephraim, M:irch 13. 171-1: 
Martha. lainiarv 20. iji'^. 

[\]) "William. N.n ni William W-lcntt, 
was horn at Wind'^^'r. Jidy 21, 1711, -'-adu- 
ated at Vale in 173.1. T'"^ >'■■"■ '"'K-'' 'i>' '-^ 
uated he resided at the cidie'.;c a- tl,r h^'lder 
of the Berleley s-.h'.lar-hip ;ii;d taii-lu m tin- 
Flrfikiii'- grammar scho''!. 11*^ \'.a- tlicn ap- 
pointed a t'f' r in the O'llcue, he^mnin-- Sep- 
tember. 1735. andi'.,' t' > cr.iiimnu-e- 
ment. I73i'>. He rc>ided ar S.nuh Wind-ir: 
was justice of t!ie peaCL- :- r-ir many \e;.r-. nii- 
resenfative to the gener.--.l a>-;einbly ; activ e 
patriot ^luring the revokui'iii, cii.iirniar nf tht 
town committee of corresponden:e and ■■■{ the 

county committee of iib.-,er\ation. He died 
.May 22, 1799. "Throughout a prolonged life 
he was a pillar of the church ant! an orna- 
ment to his Christian profession ; his life was 
pure, beneficent, approved of God and man. 
and happv was his end." He married (first) 
l-'ebruary 26, 1746-47, Abigail, daughter of 
.\biel and Abigail Aljbott. She died C)ctobcr 
12, 1763, anil he married ( second 1 Xaomi, 
widow of his first cousin. Captain GiileiM-a 
Wolcott. She died Xovemljer 7, 1775. Cliil- 
dren : Eunice, born December 11, 1747: Eu- 
nice, .March i. 1750: .Abigail, December 25, 
1751, died 1752; Williaiii. I'ebruary 10, 1753; 
Abigail, February S. 1755-56, married Chief 
Justice C)liver ElNwnriii (see Ellsworth); 
Martha, .April 23. 1757: Abiel, majnr, August 
10. I7(3i. 

(\') Lieutenant Henry Wiilcott, son of Si- 
mon Wolciitt, was born Alay 20. 1670, and 
died Xovemlier 17, 1747. He was one of tlie 
original proprietors of Tcjlland and \\'elling- 
ton, Connecticut, a man of affair? in town, 
and like most of the family tall of stature. 
He married, (first) .April i, 1606, Jane AJ- 
lyn, horn July 22. ii)-o. died April 11, 1702, 
ilaughter of Thoni.a- .Alhi; ; (second) Racliel 
Talcott. who died Januar\- 8. 1725-26. Fie 
lived at South Windsor, a mile from the pres- 
ent church. Children : FIcnry. born Febru- 
ary 28. 1697: Thomas, .April i, 1702; Peter: 
Rachel : Jane, C)ctober 20, 1710: Gideon, men- 
tioned below. 

(\'I) Captain Gideon Wolcott. s. >n i>f Hen- 
ry Wolcott. was born at \\'indsor. in 1713. He 
commanded one of the companies in the 
French and Indian '.var in 17'')(3: " ci.->ntenv 
poraries and those v.ho knew him be^t regard- 
ed him as one of nature's noblemen." He 
dicfl June 5, 1761. He married (first) Feb- 
ruary 2-. 1739-40. Abigail Mather, born May 
31, 1718, died June 1741: ( seconrl ) Xaomi 
Ohn.stcad, born ?\ larch I, 1721, died Xovem- 
ber 7, 1775. daughter of Deacon Joseph and 
Hannah Mather (^>lmstead. and she married 
(second) William \\"olcott. mentioned above. 
Children: .Abigail, born April 9. 1741 : Sam- 
uel, mentioned below; X'aomi, September 28. 
1754: Gideon. Xovember 28, 1756; Elizur, 
.April 12, i7('io. 

(\'II) Samuel, son of Gideon Wolcott. was 
born .April 4. 1751. He wa^ a snldier in the 
Re\'i;liitinn. from S-mth Wiiiilsor. "When a man he wa^ a figure of manlv beauty, 
near sik feet high, robust frame, dark iiair 
and e>'es of dark hazel and uncommon bright- 
ness, feature-; remdar. riti.! a countenance in- 
dicati\e of a stroticr and active mind: in ac- 
tive rin^] e\ten>ive business. distingui.--hed fcir 
incorruntiblc integrit\-, a most judiciou-; c'^uv- 

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He married, December 3i. 1774, Jeruslia W'ol- 
cott, wlio ilied at East W'iiitl-or, March 19, 
1S44. aged eiyliLy-eii,dit. dautr'.iter of General 
Erastus Wdlcutt. nieniieM.icd I.ielow. Samuel 
died June 7, 1813. Children: Jeru^ha, Dc- 
tober 8. 1775: Xa'jnii. October 10, 1777: Sam- 
uel. December 12. 1781; Elihu, February 12. 
1784: Sophia. -March 20, 1786. married Mar- 
tin Ellsworth I see Ellsworth): Ursula. Xo- 
vember 17, 1788: Elizabeth. September 23, 
179 1 : Horace, .March 25, 1794. 

(\'I I General Erastu< W'olcott. son of (jOV- 
ernor Roger W'olcott, grandson of Simon, son 
of Henry, the immigrain. was 'born at Wind- 
sor, September 21, 1722, and settled in South 
\\"indsor ; was repeatedly representative to the 
general assembly : speaker of the house : jus- 
tice of the peace: judge of probate: chief 
judge of the county court: representati\e to 
congress; judge of superior court; brigadier- 
general of Connecticut troops in th.e revolu- 
tion. In the spring of 1775 he was sent with 
Rev. Dr. Samuel Johnson, afterwards presi- 
dent of Columbia College, from the Connecti- 
cut legislature to treat with General Gage, 
then commanding the I'.ritish troops at Bos- 
ton — an interview from which the delegates 
gained only specious and delusive promises of 
peace. In 1776 he commanded a regiment at 
Boston under Washington : after the evacua- 
tion he fortifie<l Xew London and garrisoned 
Forts Trumbull and Griswobl; commissioned 
brigadier-general in 1777 and served at and 
about Peekskill. Xew York. "'He was a firm 
patriot and able advocate for the liberties of 
his country ; and Yale College, in recognition 
of his personal worth and public services, be- 
stowed upc;n him an hosiorary degree. In per- 
son he was tall, of a large frame, witli light- 
gray eyes and light hair, reserved in conver- 
sation, and with such a reputation for sagac- 
ity as earned for him among his neighbors the 
sobriquet of "Old Long-head.' Plain in 
manners, accessible to and patient with all. he 
was verv decided when he had once made up 
his mind : and he was noble-hearted and gen- 
erous : with no ambition for public life, ac- 
cepting such as were offered him from a sim- 
ple and sincere sense of dut}. ." The sermon 
preached by Rev. David McClure at his fu- 
neral was published. He d.ied September 14. 


He married. February 10. 1746. Jen.'-ha 
Wolcott. who died June 2. 17S9, daughter of 
John Wolcott. mentioned below. Cliildren: 
Erastus. December 24. 1747: I'lavia. Mav 27. 
1750; Erastus. captain, July 6, 1752; Flavia, 
January 5? 1754: Jcu^bia. Xovember 20. 1753 : 
married December 29, 1774, Samuel Wolcott, 

mentioned above: Aoiili. Scptemiier 27, 1759- 
00, Albert. December 19. i7'ji. 

i I\' I Henry, son of Henry Wc^icott, the 
imm;gi;^.t, was torn January 21, iijic-ii, 
aMriiitieif a freeman at iJijston, April I, 1634, 
and was then a member of the Dorchester 
church: removed to Windsor in 1636; was 
an importing merchant, and was in England 
on business in 1634 and 1671 ; engaged in pub- 
lic life, and was one of the nineteen promi- 
nent men of the colony named in the charter 
of Ci^nneciicut : a memijer of the h.ousc of 
deputies in Kjoo. and of tiie house of magis- 
trates in irt62. and annually re-elected imtil 
his death. He was a nia-ter of short-hand, 
in which he preserved niiich. of interest and 
value to Windsor histor_\-; gave much atten- 
tion to fruit culture: was i>rominent in the 
church. He married. Xoveml^er 8. I "41. Sar- 
ah Xe wherry, dauglvter of Thumas. She 
(lied July 16. 16S4. and he died July 12, 1680. 
Children: Henry, h(_^r.ii January 6, 1643; 
Jolin, mentioned below ; Samuel, Oi-tober 8, 
1647; Sarah. July 5. .1649: Mary, December 
6, 165 1 ; Hannah, >.[arch 8, 1653-54: Samuel, 
born and baptized April iG, ii'i;6: losiah. July 
21. 1658. 

(\') John, son of Henry Wolcott. was born 
February 28. 1644-45 ; settled at Weihersueld. 
where he was towr.sman in 1679 ; removed to 
Windsor and was deputy to the general court 
in 169S and afterward. He married (tirst) 
February 13. ihjj. ?\Iary, daughter of Cap- 
tain John Chester and grand.daughter of Gm\- 
ernor Th.imas Wells. She was born Decem- 
ber 2;^. 1654. and died July 10. 1689. He mar- 
rred (second) June 22. 1692. Mrs. Hannah 
Xicholas, of Stamford. He died January 27,, 
1711-12. Children: John, meiitioned below: 
lienry. born August 7, 1679; Lieutenant 
Charles, September 3. 1681 : George. October 
20. 1683: Benjamin (went to England to pre- 
sent a claim for the ancestral Wolcott es- 
tate) : ^fary. marned John Eliot, grandson of 
Rev. Ji;ihn. the lu'lian apostle. 

( \ I ) John, son of John Wolcott. was born 
at ^^'ind^o^. Xoveniber 20, 1677: married. De- 
cember 14. 1703. Hannah Xewberry. died Au- 
gust 20. 1750. I see Xewberry). She was birn 
February 10, 1679, clied 171Q, daughter of 
Thomas. Children, born at XVindsor: Mary, 
."^cpteml er 18. 1704: Hannah. ''")ctolier 21, 
1706: John. Aj)ril 24. 1708-09: Anne. D-jcem- 
ber 9. 171 1 ; Abi;iail. September 26. 1716: Je- 
rusha. Januarv- 18, 1718-19. married February 
ID, 1746, General Erastus \\'i>lcott. mentioned 

(The Eli-^worth Line). 

i\') Martin Ellsworth. r.on of Chief Justice 
C)ii\er Ellsworth (q.\-.). was born at Windsor. 

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April 17, 1783: p;ra(luatf(l at Vale C'nilese in 
1801 and (lioil at W'iiul^^or in 1857. "'-' "■'* -^ 
major in tlie militia. He succoedcil Ju(l;;c 
Ellsworth in the occupancy of the fauiilv man- 
sion, now lii'loii^iny 10 the Connecticut Daii^;h- 
ters of the American Revfilution, presented to 
them by the heirs of Oliver Ellsworth. October 
8, 1903. He married, October 19, 1S07. So- 
phia, daughter of Samuel W'olcott, of East 
Windsor. Their daughter, Delia \\illiams, 
born June 20, 1818. at Windsor, died January 
2^, 1SS9, at Hartford, married. September 25, 
1839, at \\"i!!dsor, Henry Griswold Taintor 
(see Taintor I\' ). 

(I'hc Strong -Line). 
(l\ ) John Strong, son of Jfihn Strong 
(q. v.), was iKirn at \\'indsor. Connecticut, 
July 14, 1707, diefl October i, 1793 ; mavried 

Hepzibah, born 

dauLihter of 

Governor Roger Wnlcott 1 see Wolcott), Xo- 
vember !o, 1737. and she cHed Xovember 0, 
1780. Children, l>ir'i at Windsor: }.iary. 
died September 18. 1751. aged two years; 
Elnathan. born Juh- 30. 1740: rTcpzi!)ali. .\pril 
II. 1742: Zerviah, Decemlier 13. 1745: Alary. 
May. 1740: Zerviah, July 2^. 1752; Jilm. Au- 
gust 12. 1754, died young; Ellen Raynor. Jan- 
uary 22. 1731J; John, nieiitioned below: Sarah, 
bapti-ed Xovember 29, 1761. 

I \ I John, son of John Stron.g, was born 
at Windsor. May 28, 1760; married, in Xo- 
vember, 17S1, Lydia Sumner. He was a 
farmer. Children, brjrn at Ea:t Windsor: 
Elnathan. baptized Xovemhier 24, 1782. died 
unmarried October 10, 1S34. W' men- 
tioned below; Sophia. Jul\- 10. ,788. married 
Peter E'obson, a manufacturer i.'f X'ernon, 

( \T ) \\'illiam. sr.u of John Strang, wa^^ 
born in East Wind-c:r, 24, 1783, diedi at 
Hartford. X'ovember 10, 1841 ; married,, in 
May, 1S13. Xaomi Terr_\ , l,nrn September 21, 
17S7, of South \\'ir,d>''r. He f"!lrnved farm- 
ing until 1828. -Mhen he remoM'd t" ilartfnrd 
and engaged, in the lea'lier buiine-'-. fli- 
wife died Deceiviber i, i8'mj. Children: 1, 
lar.e Xaomi, born Feliruarv 24. '81.1. married 
Charles Eitkin Welles, nf Hartt.-rd. wb.. di''.I 
March 3. 187^1; she died June S. 1885, 2. 
Charlotte Maria. b'>rn Septenilier 10. iSi^; 
married Hiran: Wolctt W;irn..T. \\hr< died in 
1874: she died Deceiuber 23. \>^-ii. 3. Eucy 
Terry, born Auc'-'^t 24. 1817; ir:irried Cii-- 
tavus Fellowes iJa\i- 1 :-ee Havis). 4. Wd- 
liani Sumner, boni b"ehruar\' 20, 1820; nuir- 
ried, in i84(), Arlabne lr\\iri !'.b>h. reside-! 
at Kttiosha. Wiscnn.-in : lie liied \.i\-ember i, 
188S: sV.e .bid ( lel.-her 20. 1^74, 5. Em;l^- 
Elizabeth, bi'rn l-elivuary 2. 0^23; iiiarri'd 

Jo:>iah I'.ond. of Kcn(.)sha. Wisconsin. 6. Cl.ira, 
born, at Hartford. March 25, 1831 ; marrieil 
Rodney Dcviuis, ni sdcretarv of the 
li;i\elers' Eiie and Acciilcnt Insurance Ci^ni- 
pan\ : she died June 7, 1888. 

CI lie Xewbe-rry Line). 

(I) Thomas X'ewberry, the immigrant, was 
one of the earliest settlers and largest landed 
])roprietors of Dorchester," Massachusetts. He 
received from tlie general court a grant of a 
hundred acres on Xeponset, March. 1634. and 
ir,an_\- grants in Dorchester; laid out a large 
farm in S(|uantum ; lived on "the Rock" in 
I(j34; was freeman and selectman; was earls- 
engaged in the Connecticut enterprise and sold 
his lands at Dorchester, planning to remo\'e 
to Windsor, but his death in E/ecember. 1635. 
or January'. 1636. cut short Iiis plans. H-s 
wid':'\\ and children went thither about 1040. 
His widow Jane married i seronrl ) Rev. JeJin 
Warham. Children; JosepiiT John; J\Ia:or 
Ijenjamin. mentioned below ; Rebecca: Marv. 
married Daniel Clark, their daughter Elizabeth 

married ( first ) Cook, ( seci >nd ) 'Job 

Drake, their daughter Sarah married Roger 
Wi'lcott; Hannah; ."^arah. married Henry 
W(dcott (see Wolcott ). 

I II) Major Benjamin X'ewberry. son of 
Tliomas X'ewberry. was the first of die seven 
proririetors of Windsor to whom the patent 
wa-- granted in 1683 ; commanded die miiitar\- 
department cjf the crlony ; died September 11, 
KiSo; :irdrried. June 11, 1646. ?>Iarv, daughter 
of .Maiihew ,\llyn, of \\"indsor. ' Children; 
jfary. born Marcli 10. 1647-48: Sarah.. Jm;c 
14, 1030; Haimaii, December 22. \'>}2: Re- 
becca, May 2, ii!33: Thop.ias, mentioned be- 
low ; Abigail, }.Ia_\- 14. 1630- Margaret. Oct - 
ber 13. 1602; Benjamin, April 20, iiM'Q: Han- 
nab. July I. 1673. 

(HI) Thomas, son of Benjamin Xew-berry, 
was i^i.rn at \\"indsor, September i. 11137: mar- 
ried. May 12, 1676, Ann Ford, daughter of 
Thnnias. She died August 20. 1688; he, April 
30, !oSS. in i-amp, during the war. Children, 
l>oru ar Wmdsor; Thomas. January 20. !'''77; 
Hannah. Februarv 10, 11.70, married fr/nn 
Wolcott (see Wolcott); Thomas, Mardi 28. 
i'<8i ; Thomas, Marcli 22, 1683; Jcsepii, ser- 
geant. (October 24, 1(^.84: Benjamin. Februar\- 
1 8. 1686. 

(The Giant T..iiic). 

MH) San-iuel Grant, son of Samuel Grant 
t q. VI. and Mary (Porter), was born, at 
^\"inl;<or, A]iril 20, lC>y). He was a carpen- 
!er. He married there, December 'k 11 ''^3. 
Ann,-i Filley, born August ih. 1664. daughter 
of Samuel and Anna ('(jillet) Fille\. Sb.e 'licil 
Aiiri! 18. 1680. ai;d. he r,;arried (second) Apr.! 

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S(.i>teniber 20. idjo. daughter of John and 
Elizabeth ( i' I Minor, granddaughter ot 
Captain Th'MiK-.s and ijrace ( Pahner ) ;\Iinor. 
Thomas was son of W'iUiam ]vIinor. (Tirant 
(Hed Ma_\- S, 1710, and hi? wife lUed .\pril 16, 

Child of first wife: Sarah, horn September 
2, 1684, married, July ig, 1705, Thomas Skin- 
ner. Children of second wife: Hannah, 
March 28, 1689; Samuel, September i, 1691 ; 
Xoah, December 16, 1693; Abigail, December 
i3, 1695, married January 9, 1717-18. Abie! 
Abbott, born August 10, 1693, died 1758, she 
died August 22, 1724, their daughter Abigail 
Abbott married William Wolcott (see Wol- 
cott \T) ; Ephraim, August 24, 169S; Grace, 
August 17, 1701 : David, December 10, 1703; 
Ebenezer, October 20, 1706. 

(II) Tahan, son of Matthew Grant, and 
brother of Samuel Grant, who married Mary 
Porter (mentioned above), was born at Dor- 
chester, February 3, 1633-34: a blacksmith by 
trade; settled in \\'indsor : married. January 
22, 1662-63, Hannah PalmcY, baptized at 
Windsor, October 11, 1640. daughter of Nich- 
olas and Joan Palmer. Pie was one of the 
petitioners for the new town May 13, 1680; 
died there May ^o, 1693. He resided on the 
]\Iichael Try lot in the Palizado. Gnildren : 
Matthew. January 4, 1664; Tahan, Septem- 
ber 2j. iC/15 : Hannali, June 8, 1668; Thomas, 
February 20, 1670; Joseph, May 14, 1673; 
Sarah, Septeni'ier 19, 1675, married Jonathan 
Ellsworth ( see Ellsworth ) : Mary, October 23, 
1678; son, November 11, i()8o. 

(The Bulkcley Li.ic). 

(X\T') Gershom Bulkeley, son of Rev. John 
Bulkeley, was born in Colchester, February 
4, 1709: a prominent citizen of that town, 
holding many offices ; married, November 28. 
1733, Abigail Robbins. Children, born at Co!- 
ch.ester: Sarah, January 10. 1735, married 
Jol-in Taintor, in 1758 (see Taintor ) ;, 
■mentioned below; Joshua, February 24, 1741 ; 
Daniel, !\[ay 13. 1744: Eunice, ^.fay 14, 1747; 
David, July 18, 1740 : Roger, September 14, 
1751 ; -\nn. May 11, 1758. 

(X\'Ili John, son of Gershom P-ulkeley. 
v,as born in Colchester, August 27,. 1738; mar- 
ried, January ii, 1750. Judith W'ortliington. 
Children: John, October 7. 1759; Will'am, 
August 30, 1761; Gershom. (.October 3, I7''i3 : 
Elijah, January 20. 1766; Xabby. December 
30. 1769, married Roger Taintor; Joshua 
Robbins, Xovember 2. 1771 : Mary, February 
Z: ^774 • Ji-idith, January 30, 1775. married 
S'.'iomon Taintor (see Taintor); Gurd^in. 
March 15, 1777; Gad, February 20, 1779; 

L\dia, April 25, 1781 ; Dan, .March 20, 1784; 
Harriet, January 22. 1787. 

(The T.iintur Line). 

( I ) Charles Taintor, the tirst of the line 
here under consideration of whom we have 
informatiem, was a resident of South Wales, 
from whence he emigrated to America with 
his family in consequence of religious perse- 
cution, being deprived of a large estate in 
\\ ales by confiscation. He made his home 
in I'airfield, Connecticut, where he was the 
•jwiier of real estate. Fie ^\as a ship owner, 
made foreign voyages, an<l was lost at sea 
in 1654. 

ill) Michael, son of Charles Taintor, was 
born in Wales, died at Branford, Connecticut, 
in 1672-73. The following was taken from 
"The Genealogy and History of the Taintor 
Family," by Charles M. Taintor, published at 
Greenfield in 1847; "I" ^'i'l'' ^^'e find the ship 
master and man of enterprise, the legislator 
and consistent Christian professor, the com- 
missioner and judge, the puritan and patri- 
arch, bringing up his family in the fear of 
God. From all that can be known of him it 
appears evident thai he was a man of influ- 
ence and discretion, and posterity b.eld his 
name in great respect and veneration for his 
nobleness and integrity of character," 

(III) Micaiell, son of Michael Taintor, re- 
moved in earl\ life to Windsor, Connecticut. 
In 1698 the legislature of Connecticut passed 
a resolution providing that a new plar.tation 
should be made at a place called Young's 
Farms, between Middletown and Xorwich. and 
the Rev. John Bulkeley was appomted to lead 
out the new colony, .\niong the most promi- 
nent persons enrolled in this enterprise were 
Micaiell I'aintor and his brother-in-law, John 
Loomis, and this was the beginning of the 
present town of Colchester. He was "one of 
her Majesty's justices of the peace" ( Queen 
Anne) a member of the general assembly for 
twenty-six sessions, town clerk of Colchester 
from its settlement until his d.eath. He was 
held in high esteem by his contemporaries as 
an ornament to the town, as a man of high 
moral worth, superior abilities anrl attainments, 

(I\') Deacon Micaiell (2), son of Micaiell 
I I ) Taintor, was born at Windsor, lived in 
Colchester, and died on the place where his 
father settled, at the advanced age of ninety-: 
one years. "His wori! was a bond and his '.ove 
of justice and truth a? manifested in lii> life 
vas proverbial." 

The line is continued through Joht!, married 
Sarah Bulkeie> : Solomon, married Judith 
PiVilkeley; to itenry Griswold, mariied Delia. 
Williams Ellsworth. 

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HUliCARL) from the first ust of faiiulv 

namc-i in Englar.d aiitl x\ai 
doubtk-j.- in earlier tinics a iiers.nial lianie. 
Some writers th.iiik it a moUitkatiou of the 
Danish name liiiMia. made famous by nne of 
the sea-kings wlio eonquered part of Eni^land. 
Several forms of spelling survive. Hubbard 
and Hobart being the most prominent as sur- 
names, Hubert and Herbert a? personal names. 
In old records some fifty different spellings 
have been found and as late as tlie colonial pe- 
riod in America the variations arc ver\ num- 
erous. The English, family has alwavs been 
prominent and many of tiie I.iranches ha\"e an- 
cient coats-of-arms. We tind the records men- 
tioning a Ji'hn Hubbard born about 12,^5, liv- 
ing ill Tye. Xorfolkshire. England, and from 
him a numerous posterity in that section of 
the countr\-. 

(I) George Hubbard, immigrant ancestor 
of this fanuiy. was Ijorn in England in 1601, 
probably in the eastern or southeastern part. 
He settled before T'^-39 in Hartford, Connecti- 
cut. Another George Hubbard., who settled 
in Wether-held. Connecticut, was doubtless 
a relative, but not his father. William Hub- 
bard and Thomas Hubliard, also of Hartford, the earlv settlers, socm also to be closeh 

related. George Hubbard came uitli th.e nrst 
scttleis overland from the .Massachusetts Ba} 
C'.lony. He was given six acres of land "by 
C'jurtesy cif the t'^-wn, witli jirivilege of ixcud 
and. keeiiiiig cows dn the cinimon" and re- 
sided on a lot adjacent l>: Land of James En- 
sign and George Graves on a road th.if ^.w 
parallel with the Connecticut ri\er. from the 
south meadcn\ to Geoige .'Steele's place. In 
i()40 he married Elizalvlh. daughtcrof Rich- 
ard and I'dizalieth Watts, and was then as- 
siL^ned a home lot ,-md land on the east side 
iif the Connecticut ri\ er. He moved in March. 
1(150-51, with about fifteen other settlers and 
their fanndies to ^lattalescck, later called >did- 
illetown, Connecticut. He was licensed as 
an Indian agent and trader as early as 1650: 
in io;_|. was admitted a ireeman. He owned 
much lam! on both sides c^t tiie river, living 
on what is no\\- r\Iain street. He. with T'lijinas 
W'etmore and two others, gave land for the 
second meeting house. His son Joseplt used 
to beat th.e drum to call the people to meet- 
ing or to warn them against hostile Indians. 
His will is dated May 22. i68i. and it states 
his age as eighty _\ears. His inveruor^■ is ilated 
^lay 13, 1685, and it states that he died 
March 18, i(i84. His widow died in 1702. 
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dren : .Mary, born at Hartfprd. January ifi, 
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baptised Deceniber 7, 1645. died Xovember 9, 
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ber 4, 1732: (jeorge, December 15, i^.^o: Xa- 
tlianie!. December 10. 1652, nientir'neri below; 
Richard, July, 1055 • Elizabeth, [anuarv 15, 

(11). Xathaniel. son o.' Georr^e Hi;bbard, 
was born at .Middletown. December io, 1^152, 
died there. May 20. 1738. He married, .\ia\- 
29, 1682, Afary Earle, born in 1663. died April 
''', 1732. Fli? ^rave-itone is standin.c;. He vcas 
a subscriber to tlie i\in."! for the purchase of 
the Middictoun church bell. He lived at L'-nt;- 
^lill on ti-.e cicss roads, ?\I"iddIe' Chil- 
drvn. Ih'rn ar .Middletown: ?\rarv, .\.rarcli >). 
'''83^84; Abi-iiii. Fe'iruarv U'>. ioS;-8o: Kli^a- 
f'erh, July 17, !(.8S; Xathaniel, September 14. 
idoo. nicntioned below: John. Xcnerib'.T 28, 
"";2, mentioned below: Sarah, October 5, 
!'''<i4; Eiiene?;er. C'ctr-ber 2, i6o<';, T''i;'.ukfal, 
"Jctobcr 6, 1O98: Hannah. Julv 4, 1700: 
K--tner, July 20, 1702. 

(Ill) .Xathaniel (2;, son of Xathaniel 1 i) 
blubbard, was born at AiiddletxHsri. Con- 
necticut. September 14, i6go, died October 
14, 1 7' 13, at Long Hill, Connecticut. He 
married, .\pril 12, 1716, Sarah Johnson, 
who died, in i77fi. Cliildren, born at Mid- 
illetown: Sarah, February 11, 1716-17; 
Xathaniel, January 5, 1718-19; Xchcmiah, 
July 22, 1721 ; Samuel, (October 8, 1723, re- 
moved with others of the family to Granville, 
.Massachusetts; John, .-Vpri! 24, 1726; Eveline, 
I'ebruary 14. 1727-28; David, .\uiju--t 23. 
1730. ?\Iary, .\pril 10, ij^j.: Xoadiah, .March 
14, 1735-3'x died }oung. 

•; Ilh' John, son' of Xathaniel { i ) Hubbard, 
was borr. at Middletown. X'.'.vernber 28, if')92. 
i-Ic n^arried, .\u,gust I, 1722, Eiizabeth Stowe, 
born idS8, died Mav 9, 180.;. He was deacon 
■ ■t the Middlct.-wn church. Hi> will uas dated 
May 2'.. .1743. He died .March 12, 1733. 
ChiifirL'Ti. born at .\.fiddleti;*wp ; John Earle, 
May 12 1723; Stei^hen, June 21, 1725; Eli.^'- 
b.eth., .ADril 18. 1720; J'inathan. December 30, 
1730; Jcremial!. CJctoher 27, 1732, mentione'l 
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April 18, 17371 J^bez, June 2. I7.i0. Jabez, 
Aiiril 7, 1743; Jeuiiiiia. May i.;.. 1744. 

(I\') Jercniia'ri, son of John Hul.ibard. \va-^ 
born at Mi'.ldietown, October 27. 173-. diciJ 
tlieie },[arc'n 7, 1S14. lie niarricd, June :?S, 
1781, Elizabeth, born Feiirnary 3. 1748. dangh- 
ter of Deacon Joseph Meigs, of Aladison. Con- 
necticut. When Guilford was threatened by 
the British during the re\"oIuti(in he marched 
to the defence of the town. His comi.iany at- 
tended church there and it is interesting to 
note that he sat m the pe^v of Deacon Meigs 
and there met for the first time the. deacon's 
daughter whom he afterward married. Chil- 
dren: Jeremiah, born March 29, 17S4. men- 
tioned below ; Josiah Meigs, born June 10. 
1785, married Sarah Sill Hubbard. May 12, 
1830. died November iTi, 1862 : two daugh- 
ters, ilied unmarried. 

( \' ) Jeremiah (2), son of Jeremiah 11) 
flubbard. was born at iNIiddletown. March 
29, 1784. He was a successful farmer. He 
acquired a competence. He bougiit the farm 
in the Long Hill district formerly I'wr.ed by 
his grandfather. Deacon John Hubbar'J. but 
then held outside the family. He possessed 
great industry, integrity and enterprise, and 
was upright and honored by all his townsmen. 
He had a fine physique, we are told. He was 
a member of the Xorth Congregational 
Church ; hcl .1 various public oirices, including of iu^tice of the peace. His yijungest 
son had the liC'm.estead. He married. Decem- 
ber 25, 1815. Eunice Prout, b-rn 1795, died 
February 17, 1856. ' Children, born at Mid- 
dletijwn : i. Herbert R.. Xovember 11. i><i7. 
died .March 10, 1888 : married Charlotte Cran- 
.lall, of Xeu' Haven. 2. Elizabeth R., July 
31. 1819. ditil at I^ieriden. June 21. i8i(i : niar- 
rietl Robert P. Rand. 3. Josiah. Ji'.v.e i<). 
1821. died July 30. 1801 : married. Sarah W'il- 
co-x. 4. Jeremiah, 3.1arch 31. 1823. 5. Mar\' 
L., August 17, 1824. died unmarried at .Mid- 
dletown, September 3, 1890. '1. Georce \\'.. 
Jutie 8. 1826, resided "in P.rooklyi-, Xew Vi.ri;: 
married Anna Crunipton. 7. Walter, .\pril 
23, 1828, of the firm of Bradley & Hubbard 
and Bradley & HubVjard ?klanufacturing Com- 
pany of ?Jeriden. director of the Meriden 
Trust and Safe Deposit Company, member of 
the Cnion League Club, the Xen- Lnclau'l 
Spciety. the American Geograi'hical .^'iLiirtv 
of Xew York: married, in 1852. Aljbx- Ann. 
daughter of Levi Bradlev. of Cheshire, .lister 
of X. L. Braiilc}-. his partner in business; liis 
wife died f.-^ur months after marriage in Feb- 
ruary, 1853, iii^ed twenty, an'! he never 
ried again. 8. Flarriet Eilen. ("ictober 7, 1S30, 
died Mav 2j. 1833. 9. Prout. Jime 
L'^. ^i^33. died at Mifid'efield. Januar-. 10. 

1894: marric'l, March 2-, 1866, }dartha Hnr- 
riei fleath. of T_\ ringham. l\iassachusetts. 

i\i) Jeremiah (3), son of Jeremiah 12) 
Htdjbard, was born at ?\Iiddletown, March ;,i, 
1823. died }ilay 20, 1894. He was a lumbier 
merchant and leading citizen of tlie town, 
also a contractor and builder. He married, 
August 17. 1847, Sojihia Belden, born June 
16, 1823, died June 13, 1893. daughter of 
Alvin Belden, of Xew Britain, Connecticut. 
Children, born at Middletown: I. Helen 
Louise, January I. 1853: married, X'ovcmber 
4, 1874. Frank B. VVeeks. of Middletown, 
member of firm of Cowles & Weeks, wb.olesale 
Lorain merchants : m 1909 governor of Con- 
necticut; no children. 2. Walter I'ldkley, 
mentioned below. 3. Anna Sojihia. ]\Iarch 9, 
1859; married. April 13. 1890. Rev. Arthur 
Titcomb, of Ciilbertville ; no cliildren. 

( MI) Walter Bulkley. son of Jeremiah ('3) 
Hubbard, was born in Middletov.m, Connecti- 
cut, Ma}- 31, 1855. On the occasion of the 
two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the 
Sftilement of [Middletown, celebrated (October 
10 and II. lono. Mr. Hubbard was the lead- 
ing spirit in securing a memorial to tiie early 
settlers of the town. A large granite boulder, 
.with bronze tablet engraved with names of the 
original settlers (of whom George Hubbard, 
mentioned above, was one) and of the Indians, 
froni whom the Irm'i '.\3S purchase 1 was placed 
ipon the site of tlie old st.'ckade'l "meet- 
ing house." In the vestibule of the present 
"house of worshi]:." on Court srreet, of "The 
First Church of Christ" in Middletown was 
l)laced IMay 19, 1910, a "Historical Tablet" 
which had been planned by ]vlr. Hubijard. It 
consists of tiiree panels of antique brass, en- 
cased in a heavy frame of elegantiv car\ed 
Engh-h oak. Tlie central panel has the 
of the settlem.ent of the town, with a brief 
sketch of the early woi'ship liere and a ni''tice 
of the five buildings erected by the church. 
L'nderiiearh is the inscription : 

To commemorate the faithful r.nci unintcrr'.ipted 
v.orsiup o! God ;n 'lii^ community for nve"- J50 
years, this t^ib'et is placed in the year of our Lord. 
1910. ''Eiit I will, for their sakes, remeniScr the 
covenam of their ancestors, I am the Lord." 

( '"m the left jKinel are cat\od the naines of 
the fotmders of the church, Xi vendx-r 4, :''.:'i8; 
on tile right panel, th.e names of the ten pas- 
tors, -vith the dates of their service. It ':,as 
fitting that this tablet be placed to ?>!r. Hub- 
bard's abiding memory. 

The men of th.e Hubbard family ha\c been, 
a-; a rule, r.ien of ability ;ind integ'-ity, li^yal to 
church and country — ;uu>tb,i.:r feature has been 
tbiCir reserved ar.'! retiring tt'.nj.erau'.ent. so 
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been performed m so f|uict a \va_\' as to have 
escaped public iintice and comn;ent. Walter 
I'.ulklcy Hniiliarcl \va> connected also '.vith tlic 
families of il iMiier, AIciL,^-, Wilcox and Wii- 
lard, 'ill of whom gave noted service to their 
coiMitry. both in the colonial and the revidu- 
tionary periods, and wln'se descendants, even 
to the present day, huld h. ineirable and ini])ort- 
ant f)Osit;or.s. 

]Mr. Hnbbard was a srin ot Jeremiah War- 
ren Hubbard, a lumber merchant, ar.d much 
respectetl citizen. He was associated with his 
father in bu^i^es5 for a time and then Viecame 
cashier of the ^[iddlesex County Xatiimal 
Bank, also a director r,f th.e b.'uik. and. heiil 
the position seventeen, \e3rs, until hi-- death., 
which occurred .April 3, iiio?-t. The 'tribute" 
paid him by the president anil directeirs reails : 

"He \vri.s a ni;!ii of the highest iiite.arity. loyal to 
all interests with which he wa.=; connected, and a true 
_ friend, with whom it was a privilege to as-ociate. 
Although not caring tor piiliHc office, he was always 
mterested in public affairs, and gave his time and 
thought to tlie work oi h.elping his church and the 
city, where he ha? always resided." 

The Middletown Savings Bank, incorpor- 
ated in 1S25, passed these resolutions: 

"Resolxed, That it is with profound sorrow and 
regret we record the sudden decease of our laie as- 
sociate. Mr. Walter B. Hubhard. v.diose efforts dur- 
ing the past nineteen year~, as a trustee and director 
of this bank, have been prompted by e.\cellerit iud,.'- 
ment, constant devotion and conscientious regard for 
its best iniercsts. and v.h.ose personality and influ- 
ence in this Moard have lieen an inspiration to the 
highest conception of duty and adherence to princi- 
ples of justice and safety, and whose kindly methods 
have endeared him to us all." 

His charming- personalit}- is spoken of by 
all who knew him. .At th.e annual meeting. 
May, 150S, of the Middlesex County Hi.-tori- 
cal Societ\-, the iiresidcnt, the Rev. .A. A\'. 
Hazen, s])oke tlicse ucrd.s : 

"Wc come to our aiuiual meeting under a -hadow. 
The loss we have sustained .-.ii.ce v.'c la-t gathered 
here is a heavy one, and we cannot resi>t a deep 
feeling of sadness. Indeed, who could he taken front 
cer number creatin.g ,1 greater vacancy than has been 
caused by the sudden departure of Walter Bulk'.ey 
Hubbard? !t is fitting t.'ial we pay our --ncere 
homage to his memory, in view ot what he wa-- in 
himself, a- «ei! as in \iew of nis eminent -crxiccs 
to this =ociety. .\ lineal de-cendam from one of the 
founders of Nliddlciown, a rc'iident of this cry dur- 
ing all the fifty-three year.^ of his life, he loved the 
place, and knew much of it= history. He welcomed 
the prc-iiect of forming a iiistorica! society here, anil 
was helpful in the earliest davs of the movement 
which gave to our countv tins h.onorable in-titniii n 
For years he was the head of its membership Ciini- 
mittee, and was instrcnietual in adding not a few 
names to our roll. .After this edifice came inn our 
possession he was the most natural person to be 
the lea.ler of its house committee. He entered iipi n 
tlu- task '_•{ prep.;ring this budding for o-,,;';iiicy 
with all his cultivated taste, his sound iudg.nent, and 

hi- iin-pnring enthusiasm. .Much of the pre-ent at- 
tractivone-s of our r...(.ni-- ,uid ni the exuansir.ii m|' ihe 
Society is due to ilie wisdoni. the sentiment .-iiid ',!;., 
lab(-r I'f .Mr. Hubbard, while it is known to b.js 
friend- that he w;'.s revolving other in hi- 
fertile brain which might contribute to our adNT.nce- 
ment, and to the welfare of our entire constituency 
In short, \\'alter nulkley Hubbard, by rea-on ot bis 
1 nblcmished character, his business, hi- re- 
fined sensibilities, his tireless industry and his loy- 
alty to the town in which he lived, alike willi ids 
constant de\otion to tlie things which elevaie hu- 
manity, was a citizen whom .Middletown wid lonir 
remember with sincere gratitude. Th.e Middlesex 
County Historical Society surely cannot soon forget 
his untlagging zeal in its Ijehalf, and it is most ap- 
propriate that wc place on record our sense of obli- 
g;ition to him." 

Air, Hul:l)ard had a keen artistic sense, par- 
ticularly well de\'elopcd in architecture aiid 
landscape gardening. He was only an air.a- 
tetir, but his advice was solicited and api'i'e- 
ciated b_\' liiany. even by professionals, w liu 
spoke fif "liis sure toucii," and srune of h\> 
work, on church and bank and home, wi'l 
long remain a meuKiry to his abilitv in tliis 
direction. He was a man conscientious to a 
degree, ami frowned upon an_\thing that was 
not true and honorable. Of a somewhat re- 
served disposition, he }'et possessed a warm 
heart. In hi- death Aliddletown lost a koal 

He married, Jtme 20, 1891 ), Katharine 
Alather Alansfieid, daughter of General b.'^eph 
K. V. Alanstield, granddaughter of Henry 
Alansfield, and descendant of Aloses Mai.s- 
field, sergeant-major of Colonial troops from 
.\'ew Ha\-en, By virtue of the service of tViis 
ancestor slie is a member of the Societ\- cif Co- 
lonial Dames. Her great-imcie. Tared Alans- 
field, was superintendenr of the C'nited States 
AIi!itar\- .Academy at West FVaint, New York. 
Her ance-try on her maternal side includes the 
Rev. Richard Alather, of Dorchester. Mass:'- 
chtisetts, and the Schu_\lers and Livingsti'us 
of Xew ■^'ork State (see Alansfield and 

Richard Mansfield, the im- 
AI.AXSPTELD migrant ancestor, \\as b'-rn 
in EiiLiland, and came from 
Exeter. Dev':)nshire, to tlds c<:nlntr^", arriving 
in Boston ot; X ..\tmber 30. I''i34. and Settlni 
in i<')30 ^t (J'.umi)pinck (Xew H;i\'en). Ci.'U- 
necticut. He owned land in wliat is now a 
valuable section of th.e cit\", corner iif Elm 
atid Church streets. A schedule of the fir:-t 
planter- dared ih_M cotitains his name, ■'•alu- 
iitg hi- land at £400. including thirtv acres 
of land in tlie fir-t di\i-i(iti. .-ix in tiie neck, 
and eight_c-eight in the seci'iid divi-ioti. .At 
about this iime he binlt his dwelling !ii>u-e 
in the second <Hvision, East Earms, n ''.v 

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ab'iut the corner of Cluirch an'l Klni streets, 
ami Ii^■e^l there iMitil hi- death, January 
10. i'i35- Hi- wife's Cliristian name \\a- 
Uil'ian. ami after his death she married, 
in 1O57. Alexander I'ickl, and removed into 
tijwn. Her seeontl luishand died in iCkVi, and 
.'ihe afterward re,-ided with her s^n. Miises 
Man-held. She died in I'ldo. Children of 
Ricliard Man-field: Joseph, born 1O3O: 
M(>ses. below. 

(II) Major Moses Mansfield, son of Rich- 
ard Mansfield, was born in 1639, at Xew 
Maven. Tradition says lie was to have been 
named Richard, bi-.t in crossing: the East river 
on the way to meeting, to ha\-e him baptized, 
the canoe was upset, and the infant, well 
wrapped in blankets, floated ilown the stream 
and lodged among- the rushes, from which he 
was taken uninjured, hence called Moses. He 
certainly became, like the Dible Moses, a leailer 
and lawgiver. .Moses ]\Iaiisfield was admit- 
ted a freeman, May I. 16O0. He married. }.Iav 
5, 1664. Mercy, daughter of Henry Glover, an 
early settler and prominent citizen. He mar- 
ried (second) Abigail, born Ma\- 5. ir)6o, 
daughter of Thomas and Mary Yale. 

]\Iajor Mansfield received his title, which 
indicates the highest militarv rank in the cijl- 
ony at that time, for defeating a bod\- of In- 
dians in King Philip's war, on the site of tlie 
present town of Mansfield, which was named 
in his honor. He lived at Xew Haven, and 
represented the town at forty-eight sessions 
of the general assembl}-. He was judge of 
probate and of the comity d'lnrt. was often 
moderator, and held other offices of trust and 
honor. He had his father's homestead. In 
the old original records in Xew Haven the 
earmark of his cattle, iiastured on "the green," 
was a cross in the left ear. Children: Abi- 
gail, burn Febrnar',- 7, i<^'ri4; Mercv, Aiiril 2, 
I flit J ; Hannah, March 11, iri()0: Samuel, De- 
cember 31, 11171: Moses. August 15. i''>74: 
Sarah. June 14, 1677: Richard, July 20, KjSo; 
Bathshua, January i, i''i82; Jonathan, men- 
tioned below. Maj.jr Moses 2v{ansfield died 
< ictober 3, 1703; Airs, Abigail Man.-field .lied 
I'ebruary 28, 1708-0!). 

(HI) Deacon Jonathan MansfieM. son of 
Major Moses Mansfield, was born at X'ew" 
Havai. February 15, if'i86. He married (first) 
June I, 1708, Sarah, diaughter of John and 
Susannah i Cue) Ailing. Her father was treas- 
urer of Vale Gillege. Her, lioh- 
ert Coe, was of Stratford. "Jiilin Ailing died 
-Uarch 2^. 1717, agerl seventy-six, s^in oi 
R'-iger AlHng. Jonathan's wife died Aia\ 4, 
'~'*5- si.ced eiglitx , and he married. ( se;on(' 1 
Ma\ 13, 17(1'', Abiurad widow r<i Ebenezer 
DL.rman, aivl daugliter of James Hishop and 

Aljigail ( r.ennett ) I'.ishop. She va^ li:>rn Sep- 
tember I. 1707; married, .\ugnst Jii. 1731, 
Ebenezer Di'mian. She lived. Vi be ninety. 
ami died January 25, 179S, Deacon Mans- 
fielil joineil the church August 28, 1709. under 
Ue\'. James I'ierpont. Deaci'u Mansfield was 
prominent in public life, was selectman, en- 
sign, li-ter. grand juror, moderator. He fol- 
lowed farming. He was trustee of the Flop- 
kins Grammar School. He presided over the 
town meeting when eight}-two years of age. 
Children: Mo-cs, born S\ny 5, 1709; Jona- 
than, Januarx 2j. 1711, died young: Susannah, 
b'Mn Deceiv.lier 9. 1712: Sar;di, May 2. 1 71 5; 
Stephen, mentioned below; Xrulian. X'rixemlier 
15. 1718: Lois. April 2j. 1721 : Riclianl. ( )c- 
tober 1. 1723, minister and teacher, L'.i.-hop 
of Derl)\. Connecticut. 

( I\' i Captain Stephen MansfieM. son of 
Deacon Jonathan Mansfield, was born Xovem- 
ber 14. 1716. and died July 15. 1774. He 
marric'l, December 31. 174'!. Hannah Beach, 
who died Se]5tember 20, 1795, aged sixty- 
seven years. He was a sea captain, engaged 
in the West India traiie. Flis home was at 
the northeast corner of Chapel and State 
streets. He was vestryman of Trinit\ Cliurch 
in 1765. Cliildren : I, Hannah, l-.orn Xo- 
\ember 17, 1747; mar'-ied William Douglass, 

2. Stejihen, September, 1750, died 1751. 3. 
Stephen. July 31, 1753, died August 14, 1756, 
4, John, April 11, 1756, died Xoveniber 5, 
I7'i'>, 5, Jarcd, AIa\- 23, 1759; professor of 
mathematics, astrononi}" and philosophy at the 
F'liited, States Military Academy, \\'esl I'oinl: 
married Elizabeth Phipps. 6. Henr}-, p.ien- 
tioned below, 7. Sarah, 1765: marricLl Jr.mes 
Sisson, 8, Grace, 1770: married, (Jct'jber 15, 
17S5, Peter Totteii. 

f\') Henry Mansfield, son of Captain Ste- 
]ihen Mansfield, was born February i, I7ri2, 
He was engaged in the West India trade, and 
built one of the largest and best houses in the 
cit\- of Xew Haven, op the east side of State 
>treet. near Chapel. Xearl}- two-thirds of tliis 
l;iiU-e wa- -taiivling as lately as 1884. He 
died in tlie West Indies, in 1805. He mar- 
ried. August 3. 1785. Mary I'eiino. b'^rn April 

3. I7'^i7. d.auglner of Fjihraim Fenno, of Aiid- 
dletown. She was aged eighteen \ears four 
months at the time of her marriage, and d.ied 
January 14, 1825, aged fifty-eight years. Chil- 
dren: I, Henry, born at Xew Flaven, Ma\ .:. 
1786: married, Xovember 10, t8ii, Elizabeth 
I'.nffum, of Smithfield, Rhode Islam!, daugliter 
■ if Joshua; he was cashier of the Farmers and 
Manufactm-ers Bank, ;ifterwards the \'i!lage 
Bank of Slatersville. until August. 1839. wlien 
lie wa- succee<ie(I b\' liis son Henry S. : he 
died in Xew York, March 2('), 185 1, 2. John 

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Feiii'.o, January 9, 1788, captain. 3. Mary 
Grace Caroline,- June 4, 179-?; married David 
Wade: siie died April 16. 1823. 4. Grace Tot- 
ten, February 13, 1799, at St. Croix, I-'red- 
erickstead. West F.iid. West Indies ; resided 
at Middlctown. 5. Hannah Fenno, born at 
St. Croix, February 24. 1801. 6. Joseph Kint; 
Fenno, mentioned below. 

(VI) General Joseph Kin.a; Fenno ^lans- 
field, son of Henry ]\Iansfield, was born in 
New Haven, December 22. 1803. In 1S17, 
at the age of fourteen years, he was appointed 
a cadet to the L'nited States Military Acad- 
emy at ^^'est Point, and was g^raduated in 
1822, second in a class of forty, the }0uiig:est 
member, and July first, same }ear, was com- 
missioned brevet second lieutenant of engi- 
neers. Such was the confidence reposed in 
him by the government as an engineer that for 
twenty years or more he was engaged in the 
construction of fortifications and the improve- 
ment of rivers and harbors, and was univer- 
sally regarded as an ornament to the service. 
In 1S22-25 he served as assistant to the board 
of engineers at New York, in the construction 
of Fort Haniiiton. 1825-28, and in 1828-30 of 
the defenses of Hampton R(jads, being de- 
tached to survey Pasgustauk river. North 
Carolina, and to take temporary charge of 
works in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, 
1S30. Among the works he planned and 
coristructcd as siLpervising engineer was Fort 
Pulaski, for the defense of the Savannah 
river, Georgia — cor.sidered at the time as one 
of the strongest of harbor defenses. From 
1830 to 1846 he was in charge of repairs of 
Cumberland Roads, Maryland; in 1831-32, of 
Savannah river improvement: 1833-39, of in- 
land navigation between the St. Marvs and 
St. Johns rivers, Florida: 1835-30, of Sulli- 
van's Island break\\ater. South Car^rilina ; 
i'^37"38' oi repairs of St. Augustine sea wall, 
Florida : and of improvement of Bruns\vick 
harbor, Georgia, 1S38-39. He was a member 
of the board of engineers for Atlantic Coast 
Defenses, May 8, 1842, to September 8. 1845. 
He was chief engineer of the army under com- 
mand of Major General Taylor in the cam- 
paign of 1846-47, in the v,ar with Mexico, 
being engaged in various reconnaissances in 
Texas, and \\as the buiMer and renowned de- 
fentler (jf Fort Brown. May 3-9, 184'!, and 
was bre\'etcd major for distinguished braver\-. 
He was engaged in the reconnaissance anrl 
battle of Monterey. September 21-23. '^4*'. 
where he was sevcrel\- wounded while direct- 
ing the stornn'ng of ilie Tannery redoubt, and 
was breveted lieutenant colonel for gallant 
and meritorious cmduct in tlie -everal con- 
flicts at Monterev : in fortifving Monterev and 

Saltillo, recomioirering the mountain pa-^es, 
1846-47: ajid in the battle of Bueua X'i^ta. 
Feliruary 22-2T,, 1S47. having the honor, it is 
said, of selecting that renowned battle field, 
and was breveted colonel. He was a member 
of tlie board of engineer.^ for Atlantic Cna^t 
Defenses, May 13, 1848, to April 11. 1853. and 
for Pacific Coast Defenses, April 11 to May 
28, 1853 : superintending engineer of o?n- 
struction of Fort Winthrop. Boston harijor, 
1S4S-53 ; of improvement of the James and 
Appomattox rivers and survey of the Rappa- 
hannock river, X'irginia, 1852-53. 

In 1853 he was still captain of engineers, 
third on the li-^i, when l:e was promoted into 
the inspector general's deijartment with rank 
of colonel. As one of the two inspectors- 
L;eneral of the army, he performed the arduous 
and dangerous duties of inspection of our 
frontier ports, at a time when transportation 
facilities were not of the best, and hostile In- 
ijian tribes -were to be met, requiring months 
anil even a year's absence upon a single tour 
of inspection. He served on inspection duty 
HI the Department of New Mexico. 1S53 : of 
the Department of California. 1854: of tlie 
Department of Texas, 1856: of tlie Ut.ih ;irnyv. 
1857: of the Departments of (Jregon and Cal- 
ifornia, 1858-59; and of the of 
Texas, 1860-61. \Miile in this last duty he 
encountered the disloyal sentiment per\-adi:i.g 
the highe;t army officer commanding the dis- 
trict, and he hastened to Washington to lay 
the matter before the highest authorities. Civil 
war being broken out. he was the first otticer 
appointed to the rank of brigadier-general, and 
was placed in command of the defense of 
Washington, which lie inaugurated by moving 
troops across the Potomac at night, alm.jst i'l 
the presence of the enemy, and occupyin;:;; Ar- 
lington Heights, which subsequenth- were for- 
tified to render the Capitol secure. His civil 
uar sei\ices were aj follows: 

Mustering volunteers into ser\ice, Ceibam- 
bus, C^hio, A^pril 19-27. 18' )i : in commar.'I o: 
Department of \\"asl',ington, A.pril 2y to July 
25. 1 861 ; of City of W'ashington, D. C, Ji.dy 
2^ to October 2, 1861 : of Camp HaniiUon. 
new Fortress 2^Ionroe. Mrginia. Oct'ilicr 13 
to November 24, i8(5i : of Newport Nevvs. \ ir- 
ginia, November 24, 1S61 to June 12. iS>'2. 
being engaged in capture of Norfolk. \ ir- 
ginia, May 10. 1862, and of SuftLiik, Xirginia. 
jur.e 27 to September 3. 1862. He ceni- 
manded a corps in the Army of the Potomac 
in the Xiaryland campaign, Septeml:er 10-17. 
1862, being engaged in the battle of Antietam. 
September 17, 18' )2, wliere, while "at the 
head i.f Iiis triin])S. with ^word \\avingo\er ins 
head, clieeriiu: eiii hi-; men to victorw" he 'v:is 

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mortally wounded, and died from the effect, 
September iS. 1S62, at Antietam. Maryland, 
aged trfty-eight years nine months. 

In neighborl}' friendship. General ?\Ianst1eld 
■was exemplary and engaging. As a husband 
and parent he was affectionate and generous, 
and fond of social and domestic life. Being a 
sincere, influential anrl uniform friend and 
supporter of the Christian religion, he not only 
belie\ed, but he exemplit^.ed the religion whicli 
he professed. He was always mindful to 
encourage every u_;eful institution bv his pres- 
ence, his interest, au'l his abilities. He con- 
sidered good education as of the highest im- 
portance to the honor, freedom and happi- 
ness of his country, and tlierefore exerted his 
intiuence to promote it. Such was his genius 
:-.Vi(\ entliusiastic lo\-e of education that he es- 
tablished a ^^eminary for the education of 
young ladies in the his-her branches of learn- 
ing, and sustained it almost whollv with his 
own means, in ~ ^[iddletown, where he was 
married and made his home. 

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i8,^S. Louisa 

Maria, daughter of Samr.el and Catharine 
(Livingston) ]\Iadier. at ?»riddletown. Chil- 
dren, all except the \oungest born at ?\Iiddle- 
town: I. Samuel blather, September 23, 
i8;?0: married. April 16. 1S74. Anne Baldwin 
Wright, of Detroit. Michigan, of whom later. 

J. Mary Louise, March 23, 1841, died June 
22. i8i'>3. 3. Joseph Totton, October 4, 1843, 
died Julv 15. 1844. 4. Henry Livingstone, 
March 31, 1845; niarried. August 29, 1S66, 
.\deline O. Carter. 5. Katharine Mather. 
}ilay I. 1850: married Walter Bulkle;,- Hub- 
bard, son of Jeremiah Hubbard, June 20, 
1899 (see Mather and Hubbard). 

I ML) General Samuel 'SI. IMansticld. son 
of General Joseph King Fenno ^.lansfield. was 
entered as a cadet in the L'nited States Mili- 
tar\' Academ\' at West Point. July i. 1S5S, 
L^^raduated June ij. 18O2, and v,as that date 
commissioned second lieutenant. Corps of En- 
gineers. He ser\ed during the civil as 
follows : 

Dn the staff of his Major General 
Alan.slield, Jr.iy I to Septen'iber. iSf'u. at Suf- 
folk. \"irgin:a. He was commissioned col- 
onel 24th Connecticut \'olunteers. November 
18. 1862, and v,-as in comm.and of regiment 
Octolier 13, 1862. to September 30. iS'^3. in 
operations of tlie Deijartment of tiie i.T-uif, 
December 17, 1862, to August 31. 1892, bciii'j 
fi'St lieutenant. Corps of Engineers. March 
3, t863, engaged in the combat of Irish Bend. 
Louisiana, April 14. 181',^^; rnarch to .\lex- 
ai:dria. April-Ma^■. 1863; skirmishes near 
Port LIudson. May 24-26. 1863, and siege of 
Port LIudson. May 27-Juiy 8, participatins: in 




the assaults of M;iy 27 and June 14. iS''^. He 
was nuiblered out of the vohinfoer servire Sep- 
tember 30, iS'>3. a!".J. served as a??i>t;'.i;t en- 
gineer in ennstruetii'ii of t'irt at '^aiidy II ink. 
New Ierse\. X' o, iSd^. to .\La\ 19, 
1864; as SLiiierintentlini,r eni;iner of tile con- 
struction of the defenses of West I'ass into 
Xarragansett Uay. Rh.jde Inland, March 19, 
1864, to Xoveniber 7, 1S65; and of temporary 
batteries at Xew Haven. Connecticut. May 20, 

1864, to September 7. i8fiO: in charge eif Fort 
Trumbull and Battery Griswold. Connecticut, 
June 8. 1864, and repairs nf Fort Adan^s. 
Rhode Island. Jv.r.e 8. i8<i4, t^ November 7. 

1865, being temp'.irarily detached as as^i-tan.t 
enguieer in construction of the defenses at 
Point Lookout. Maryland. July 16-2O. 1S64; 
on engineer recruiting service Xovetnber 
2, 1864, to September 25, i8ri6. He was pro- 
moted to captain. Corps of Fnginecrs. Au- 
gust 15. iS''i4. He was a member of Siiecial 
Board cjf Engineers to consuler the defenses 
of \\'illet's Foint, Xev,- York. .April 7 t'' June 
20. 1865 : as assistant engineer in. the jurveys 
of the Upper .\[ississippi. September 17, i8i'i6, 
to March 27, 1867: in commani.l of an enguieer 
compan}- at Willet's Point. Xew "S'ork, March 
28 to August 19. 1867: in command of engi- 
neer company and po^t of I'.irt F'nint, .*^an 
Francisco Bay. California, September 26. 
1867, to ^[arch 25. 1S6S. and of cijuipaii)- and 
engineer ilepc^t, Verba Buena L-;land. Califor- 
nia. A[arch 25, i8'i8. to .Ajjril, 1871 ; as assist- 
ant engineer in the construction (if the de- 
fenses at Fort Hamilton, Xew York. Ajiril i, 
1871. to Jiuie. 1872; on euL^ineer recuiiting 
service. Xew York City. ( )ctiiber 30, 1871. 
to June. 1S72. as superintending engineer: 
(major, Corp- iif Fngineer>, September 2, 
1874) ; of liarb'ir improvrmer.t- en 'he ea-tern 
shore of Lake Michigan. June 17, IS72, tr, Oc- 
tober (). 1870. and lit sur\ey oi ['"rtaee Lake, 

Julv 24. 1878. tM : a-^ men'.i.'er of 

Board of Engineer^ ti ■ e\;ininio ii.irl;' .;- at 
mouth of Ka'.ama:;:<-io river, June 012, 1^75: 
to examine St. J'-epli l-,;irl'.'r .md railroad 
bridge acror> it. June 10-iS \>-^: mi im- 
provenient of Alinei.eo Harj'.r. \\ i^ci nsi-,. 
October 13 t^ [teceiider r .. iS7^; .-md > .'U im- 
provement of the barb- !> U '.li!c:i,;'i and 
rvlichigan City Januar}. i87>^. 

He was on lea's e of ab-.!u-i- in Ivurcpe 
from (October ('. i^y). V i'.bnir.rv 3. iSSo: 
in charge of river and<.i- '.■,i:\:r. ■wva-tI-, 
in Texas from;> j;, iSSm, i,, .\'..>. lt,;- 
l.'er 22. l88n: memlier of ... >ni, ni--i<Mi b, run 
and mark the b .undary line- lutsieen a p-ir- 
tion of the fudian Tei'ril'.ri .\:u\ tile .^t.:te 
of Te.xas, fomi iict'.ber j<<, {'■''■<-■,. Im \>nl. 
1887. He was en<;ineer of th..- Tend: Lr/ht 

H'.Hise Distric^ May i';, 188^), to April 11, 
1S8S, of the Ele\-e:i;h I listrict from Ma', [1,. 
i'-^No. and oi tl'.e .\inth Di-trict fr'nii Alarcii 
-5' '''"'87, r.nii in ciiargc of the ri\er and 
iior in!pro\ LiTciUs in western .Miciii',4an and 
northern Indiana .March jS. i8N8, to 
December 18. 1888. (Lieutenant Colonel. 
Corps of Engineers. July 5, J898). In change 
of viefensive works at Boston. Massachusetts, 
and river and harbor improvements in }iLassa- 
chusetts till Xovember i,.i898. (O'l'.Mie!, 
Corps vi Engineers. July 5, i8ySi. Di-.i-ion 
engineer. Pacific Division, and in charge '.if 
defen-es of San Francisco harl.ur. Xo\emi)er 
7. t'.i December 31. 1898. anil member of the 
Board of Engineers wlien it had under co:!- 
sideration subjects relatin.g to foitiiications 
iti F'acihc Divisinr.. In charge of rivers and 
liarl)Ois, Cleveland District, Xovember, looo, 
to .Ma}-, u,ioi ; in ciiarge of river anil liarbor, 
District of Xew Ytirk. i-hidson ri\er. East 
river and Harlem river: member of Lioard 
of PIngineers. member of harbor hn.e and other 
bi.>ards .since Ma)', iQOt : L~iivision engineer of 
ntjrt'iwest division, May 3 to August 19. 1901 : 
Divi-ion engineer of eastern division, July 
2 1., igor. to February 20, 1903. (Brigadier 
(jeneral. United States .Army. FeiDruarv 20. 
T903). Placed On retired list after fori\- vt.-ars 
service, at his own reouest, February 22. t'^W 

Bre\-ets : Bvt. Captain. June 14, t8i'!3. for 
gallant and meritorious services in .iction at 
Port Hudson, Lom'siana : l)re\et major and 
lieutenant colonel, March 13, 18O5, for gal- 
lant and ni.eritorious services durir.g the rebei- 

i.."ivil history : Member of Harbor Lan(! 
Ciimmission of tlie State of ^^la-sach-isctts- 
July 23, 1906. 

The nan;e Alather is .lerived 
M.\THER fri^m the Ang!i,.-Sa.\-tMi word 
Math, wdtich means ", 
rexererice." The lavuily is r-.f ancient English- 
descent, and is found also in Scotland. >vhe'e 
a! least two families of this n.ame bore arivi;. 
The coat-of-arms useii by the early Math.ers 
(if I' .-tKii is; Eruiine on, a fesse wav\ azure. 
ti:ree rampant or. Crest: a lion =e';a:U 
or. This coat-of-arms was recordied as beki::g- 
iiig to William .Mather in i(')02. Motto: Sunt 
lortia pectora uoha.s. .\!so : \'irtus \era r.i.'bili- 
tas est 

I h Jribn Mather was of Lowton. \^'inwi'.k 
[)aris!i, Lancashire, England. 

(H) Thomas .Mather, son of J^Im Mather, 
was of the same place. He married .Margaret 

' HI) Rev. Richard ?v[ather, s(-in of 
-Mailu-r, was born in Lowton. Wiu^.-jck pari<ii. 

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Lancashire. Eng-laiifl, iu 1596. His [)arents. 
though poor, detcrniiiu-J to give [heir son a 
good education aiul sunt him to Winwick 
Schooi. about four miles from their home. 
In the wiister he boarded at W'inwick. but in 
the summer he travelled the distance on foot 
everv dav. He attended this school until he 
was fifteen years old. Iu r6ii he became 
teacher in a school at Toxteih Park, near 
Liverpool. He lived with the family of Mr. 
Edward Aspinwall in 1614. and while there 
was converted and decided to become a min- 
ister. He continued his studies under the 
teaching of Mr. Aspinwall. \:hn was a learned 
scholar, and then went to Rrazenose College. 
Oxford. Before he had been long at (Ox- 
ford he received a call to preach at Toxteth, 
where he had been teaching school. On No- 
vember 30. 1618. he preached his first sermon 
and was ordained a minister of the Established 
English Church. In later years he was wont 
to speak in lernis of regret concerning his 
ordination, calling it a. "grievous sin." He 
preached in the town of Prescott in cotmection 
with his Toxteth church work, and in other 
parishes of the count}'. In August. 1633. he 
was silenced for non-con formit;-. but restored 
the November following. In 1634 he was 
again silenced, and his friends could not have 
him restored again. He testified that in the 
fifteen years he had been in the ministry he 
had never worn a surplice. He decided to go 
to New England, and sailed from Bristol on 
-May J3. 1635. in the ship "James." arriving 
in Boston on August 17 following. He re- 
mained in Boston some time with his family, 
and finally settled in Dorchester, and v.-as 
chosen teacher of a '-.ev; church there August 
23, 1636. He was admitted to the church 
with his wife Catherine. September 20. ih^'). 
He sefved as minister until his death, and for 
fifty years was able to attend to his church 
labors every Sunday. In his last years lie lost 
sight of o;;e of his eyes, and for the last two 
years suffered from a distressing malady which 
terminated his life .-\pril 22. 1669. Re left 
a diary with an interesting accoimt of his 
journe}' across the ocean, and also a brief 
biographv of his life up to his thirty-ninth 
year. W'uh Rev. William Thompsoii he coin- 
posed "An Answer to Mr. Charles Herle." 
,and he was the chief author of "The Elder's 
Discourse .\bout Church (jipvernment" in 
1^139 and the "Cambridge Platform ' in ['47. 
His other publications were: "The P.a\ 
Psalm Book," the first printed book in Am- 
erica. 1640: "A Reply to Rutheford," 1646; 
'"An heart melting exhortation, together with a 
cordial of consolation presented in a letter from 
New England to his coiintrvmen in Lanca- 

shire." i('i5o: "A Chati'cism," 1650: "A Treat- 
ise of Justification." i(>-,2: "A Letter to Mr. 
Hooker to prove tliat it was lawful for a 
minister to administer the sacrament to a 
congregation not particularl}- under his care" ; 
"A Plea for the Churches of New England"; 
"An Eiectirjn Sermon." 1660: ".\n Answer to 
-Mr. I3avenport's work against the propc.isi- 
tion of the Synod," 1662; "A Farewell exhor- 
tation to the church and people of Dorchester 
consisting of seven directions.'' He pre- 
pared for the press others which were not 
printed. His grandson, Cotton Mather, says 
of him : 

"His way of preaching wa? very plain, studioasly 
aioiding obscure and foreign terms, and unnecesiary 
incitation of Latin sentences, and aiming to -iioo't 
liii arrows, not over the heads 'but into the hearts 
of his hearers. * * * His voice wa< ioud and 
big. and nttcred with, a deliberate vehcniency: it 
produced unto his ministry an awful and very tak- 
ing majesty. * * * But as he judged that a 
preacher of the Gospel should be. he was a very 
hard student. Vea, so intent was he upon his be- 
loved studies, that the morning before he died he 
importuned his friends that watched wiih him. to 
help him into the room where he thoug!iv iiis usual 
works and books expected him. To satisfy his im- 
portunity, tiiey began to lead him thither; but finding 
himself unable to get out of his lod.eing room, he 
said: 'I see I am not able: I have not been in ray 
study for several days : and is it not a lamentable 
thing that I should lose 50 much time?'" 

His v.ill v,-as dated October 16, i6'3i. He 
married (^first) September 29, 1624. Cadier- 
ine Holt, who died 1655, daughter ot Edmund 
Holt, of Bury, England. Lie married (second) 
August 26, 1656, Sarah, widow of William 
Story and of Rev. John Cotton, and daugiuer 
of Richard Hankridge. of Boston, England. 
She died :\[ay 2j. 1676. Children: "^Rev. 
Samuel, born May 13. 1626: Timotir, , m.en- 
tioned below; Rev. Nathaniel, March 20. 1630: 
Joseph, 1634, died young; Rev. Eleazer, Mav 
13, 1637: Rev. Dr. Increase, June 2!, i^T,g. 

! I\') Timothy Mather, son of Rev. Richard 
Mather, was born in 162S, in Li\er;ivoi. Eng- 
land. He came to .America with his fathe'r, 
and was the only one of his father's familv 
v\ho did no: bec'iue a n'inister. He is the 
apoestor of all the New England Mathers. 
He died as the result of a fall in his barn 
in Dorche.-ter. January 14, 1(184. He mar- 
rie.J (first! Cadierine. daughter of Major- 
(jeneral Humphrey Atherton. about 1649. He 
marri'jd (second) March 20, 167S-70.' Eliza- 
lietli. daug-hter oi Amiel WeeL-s. 'chii.iren: 
Rev. Samuel, born July 5. 1650: Richard, 
mentioned below; Catherine. Janiiarv 6. 1^55- 
51'); Narhaniel. September 2. 1658: loseph. 
May 2Ti. UkSi : Atherton. October 4, ii'i'-s. 

tV) Richard 121 .Mather, son of Ti.mothv 
Mather, was born in Dorchester, December 

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io, 1653, and died at L}ir.e. Conuecticut, Au- 
gust 17, 1088. Hl- married (.'atheriiie Wise. 
July 1, J 080. He was na;ned after liis grand- 
latlier, ]\icliard [i) 2ilather, and was a lar- 
n:er. He settled in Dorchester, but a few years 
-after his marriage he moved to Lyme, Connec- 
ticut. In 1686 he bought some land in Lyme 
•of Hezekiah Usher, of Boston. • He died on 
the fifty-third anniversary of the landing of 
Viis grandfather in America (landing occurred 
August 17, 1635), aged thirty-five. Children: 
Captain Timothy, born Z^Iarch 20, 1681 ; Eliza- 
beth, November 20, 1682 ; Samuel, mentioned 
below; Joseph, January 29, 1686. 

(VI) Samuel, son of Richard (2) 
Mather, was born January 3, 1683-S4, and 
died July 12, 1725, at Lyme. He married 
Deborah Champion,' January i, 1712. Chil- 
dren : Richard, m.entioned below ; Mary, born 
November 14, 1715; Deborah. January 13, 
1718; Lucy, Decemiber 18. 1720; r^Iehitable, 
December 28, 1723. 

(\'IIj Richard (3) Matlier, :^on of Samuel 
Mather, was born in Lyme, December 22, 
1/12, died January u, 1790. He married 
Deborah Ely. May 18, 1742; she died October 
10, 1803. in her eighty-tlnrd }x-ar. Children : 
Mehitable. born March 7. 1743: Samuel, m.en- 
tioned below; Wiliiam, September 15, 1746, 
died young; Wiliiam, November 21. 1747; 
Captain Elias, February 10. 1730; Deborah, 
October 3, 1732; Ezra. February 23. 1733. 
died young; Ezra, April zy. 1736; Captain 
Sylvester, Septeniber i, 1738; Polly, March 
31, 1760; Lucia. >,Iarch 13. 1763: Richard, 
July 4, 1763. 

(ATII) Samuel 12) son of Richard 
(2) Mather, was born at Lyme, February 22. 
1745. and died March 26, 1809. He married 
Lois, dauglitor ot Thomas G. and niece of 
Ckivenior ^latthew Griswold, November 14, 

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Samuel ^[ather HonifMead; al^o Iionic of Cien. 

J. K. F. Mansfield, who ni;.rrle<i Louisa Mather; 

and of Walter Bulkley Hubbard, who married 
Katharine Mather Mansfield. 

Mather Homestead. 

1763 : she was born September i. 1747, and 
died Nc'vemLer 17, 1804. Children: Anna, 
brirn December 11. 1766; Thomas. Cictober 
ID. 1768: Sanmel. mentioned below: Plieiie, 
July 22, 1~J2: Alehitable, November 14, 1774; 
Henry. July 31. T777; Frances, December 13. 
1779: Richard. May 10. T782; James. Marcl; 
14, 1783: Margaret. July 16, 17S7: Lydia. Au- 
gust 10. 1790. 

(TX) Samuel (4) Mather, son of Samuel 
(3) Mather, was born in L}r,ie, Januarx- 4, 
1 77 1, and died at Middletov^-n. April 6. 1854. 
He married, September 14. 'S07. Catharine 
Li\ingston, born October 10. 1787, daugliter 
of Abraham Lixingston, of Stillwater. New 
York; sb.e died Febr--ary i. 1833. Children: 
Louisa Maria, mentioned belov,- ; Elizabeth, 
born Septembei 24, t8io; Catharine. January 
17, 1813. died Nrivember 23, 1817: Jatie Ann; 
born fpjy. New York, December 16. [814; 
Samuel L., July i. 1817; Hov.ard,. ^^arch 13. 
1S20; Kath.arm.e Livingston, ilay 6. 1822: 
Henry Fi.. .May 17, 1824; r\Iary Cornelia. July 
23. 1827, died August 20. 1828. 

I'N") Lciui-a Maiia Mather, daughter of 
Samuel 141 Mather, was born in Middletown. 
jure 14. 1808. died February 22, 1S80. She 
married Major General Joseph King Feano 



MaiisticM, September 23. 183S (see .Mans- 
field 1. Chi'.ilrei'.: I. Sninuei .Mather, born 
Sei)tenilier J3. iS_-5';j. 2. y\;\r\ Lov.ise, horn 
March -'3. 1841. duel Tune jj, 1803. 3. Jo- 
seph Totten. liorn <Jct'^V;er 4. 1843. ''''^'^1 1^'h' 
15, 1844. 4. Henry Livins'^-ton, liorn .Marcli 
31. 1845. 5. Katherine Mather, born ]\la>- i. 
1850: married. lime 20. T899. Waher Bulklev 

fIV) John Earle. son of 

HUBBARD John (q. v.). and Ehzabeth 
(Stowe) Hitbbard. was born 
1723, bajitized May 19, 1723. died July 27, 
17S2. He married. Feb.ruary 22, 1745. Anna, 
born 1717, died .March 30. 1797, a daugliter 
of Lieutenant Tohn Allen. 

(\:) John E.'. fifth child of John Earle and 
Anna (Allen) Hubbard, was born March 11. 
1756, died May 6. 1816. Fie married Phoebe 
Brainerd, born 1759. died June i. 1837. 

(\'I) Stephen, second child of Jolm E. and 
Phoebe (Brainerd) Hubbard, was born 17S6. 
died June S. 1S53. He married Sarah, born 
June 20, 1786. 'died 30, 1858, daugluer 
of Freelove and Lois Johnson, gianddauch- 
ter of Jedediah Johnson, and ^reat-g'rand- 
dautrhter of Tosech Johnson. 

(MI) Samuel John-:.a. sixth child of Ste- 
[ihcTi and Sarah 1 Johnson 1 Hr.bbard. was 
born in ]\Iiddlercwn. ^\-a\- 12, 1S20. d.ied Oc- 
tober. 1S95. Jf'^c married, October 5. 1851. 
I-raiices Drusilla. born January i, 1820. died 
February 13, 1S76. daugluer of Jarnes and 
Dorothy i' Sears) Smith.. Children: James 
Irvin. born Octob^er 11. 1857, died March 21, 
1859; Edwin Smith, born },lay iS. i860: 
Clement Saiiiuel. born Jinie 20, 1862; 
Ster>hen. ^ee forw.ard : Fanny Dolly, born 
Ja:u:ary 13. [8t')S. 

Dorothy ■ Sears i Smith, mother of ?vlrs. 
Samuel Johnson Hubbard, traces her descent 
to the "ilayfiower" Piio-rimi as follows: i^\] 
Stephen Hopkins, wlio came in tiie "Mav- 
flower.' (11) Constance. dauc;l:ter of 

Ste[ihen Hork'ns, married Xic'i'jlas Snow. 
I III) Sarah, daughter of Xicholas and 
Constance (Hopkins) Sno-.v. marr-'ed \M!liam 
Walker. (W) William _ Walker. ,\') 
Mehitable, ■iaugliter of William \^'alker. 
married John Kno'^ les. I'X'F) E'isiia. -on of 
John and Mehitable (W'alkeri Kno^vles. mar- 
ried Abigail Cone. (W'!") Phcbo. daughter 

of Elisha and 

'(.inc) K;;o\\dcs. mar 

ried Stephen Sears. (\'lll) Dorodr.-, daugh- 
ter of Stephen and Phebe fKnowieS' Sears, 
married J.irnes Snriti-. and became the mother 
of iMrs. Hubbard. In tlie early days the name 
was spelled Sayer, and the ine of 'iescer.r is 
a- follows: (I^ V\'ii]iam Sa"Ner. o; Hinwich 

parish. Podingtr.n county, I'.edford, Eugland. 
( Ij ) William Save:', ir.arriedi Ivlizabcth 

. nil I Francis. ■ i\' ; Thoma.. (V) 

Datiicl. ( \'l ; Xatluiu. (\'!l) Steiilien. 
(\ 111 I Stephen Sears, wh.o married t'h.cbc 
KtiGules. as mentioned above. (IX) Dorothy 
Sears, born June 17, 1793, died April 5. 1857 ' 
married. December 20, 18 12. James Smith, 
mentioned abo\e. 

(A'lII ) Elmer Stephen, son of Samuel 
John? and Frances Drusilla (Smith) Hub- 
liard. was born iu Middletown, Co:ii!ecticui;. 
March 23, 1865. Fie attended the public 
->chools of his native city and his eaib' life 
wa« spent on a farm and in the iuniherlng 
business with his father, '.■.!, ore he learned 
the dignity of labor. In i^ynj he entered the 
service of the Cuta\'-ay Harrow Compa^v.', co 
the pre^idenc}- of which l-,e \A-as electcf! in 
August. 190S, succeeding rh.e late Gc'jrge M. 
Clark, serving in the same capacity at the 
present time (1911). The products of this 
company are furnished to every state in the 
Union and to other countries a- well, and 
under the presidency of Mr. Hubbard, wlvr-, 
de\'otes himself so assiduously to it- v>-elf?.re. 
its prosperiry vxW continue and i'lcrcaie. He 
is a men:ber of tlie Congregationrd ciu;vv:h. 
a member of the Patrons of Husba.idrv, and 

Republican in politics, rie inarri^ 


teinbe" 14- 1892. Clsmonline Doll\ . bom 
just 26. 1871, daughter of George r^Iarshall 
and Cleniontine I. (Jlark. Children: ioeverly 
RaymoTid, born December 27, 1901 : Dolly 
P.r^nfoey. October 3, 1904. 

(The Ciark Lir.e). 

(I) William (Tlark. immigrant ancestor, of the early settlers of Hartford, Con- 
necticut, being a proprietor there as earlv as 
;'-'3g. He was one of Ihc L',ventv-eight men. 
who, in the summer of 1662. settled in vvliat 
vv'as then known as "the lands of thirtv-miie 
island" sulisequently named J-Iaildani. He ana 
a few others settled ou !a:id iocated back cif 
tlie t'O'.vn ineado",vs, beginning at tliC eastern 
point of ^^'aIkley Hill and extending to the 
graveyard. He died Ju'y 22. 1681. Cinldren : 
I. Daniel. Vv'ho had: sons; N'.'illiam. fosep'i. 
Daniel and jonn . 2. rhoina«. \vi:o \y-o so>-,; : 
.IFomriS. Jonathan. Da'.dd and hr.'.el. From 
these S'^iis :ire descendcc the C'arks :','f Had- 
dam. CoriH-c'icr.t. 

.I\') Rolxrt Clark, of the foiir;h ici?era- 
tion f'-om \\'i!lia:r. Cla^k. rcided in j.iart 
of Haddam I'-n \'ne ca-t =ide of the ;i\er cd.i?d 
ITaddam Xeck. Pit v,-a- a fa'-m^'r ;mdi lived 
I'diere bis descendant .-\Iexard;:r C'ark. liv^d 
recently. Cliildren : Demoaii. 3.1atthe\v. see 
forward, and Walter. 


( \' ) Matthew, son of Roljcrt Clark, was and the duty of su|)|inrtinr.- tiK- fainilv '!e- 
born about 1775, in Haddaui Xeclc, where lie volved upmi him and his eldest brntlier. wum 
passed his entire Hfe, a farmer by occupati'jii wa^ but fifteen. !lo was emijlo\-ed on neiLih- 
and a suceessful busine,-.s man. He was a bu'-in^ farms, and hi^ wa.::;es weuL t.j his 
Denii>crat and active in public att'airs. }Ie mother. I le worked at w mil cardiiii;. and fur 
married Hannah Ransom, a native of Had- eii^hteen months at blacksnntiiiii:^- and the 
lyme, Connecticut, and both lie and his wife making- of edqed tools. In the meantime he 
are buried in Haddani. Children: i. Philena, continued to stu(l\- at home at ever\- opp<-ir- 
married Harris Cook, a contractor and quar- tunity and he ac((uired a thorough and [iracti- 
ryman at Haddam : children : L.avinia. Loui-a, cal knowledge of engineering. .\t ib.e age 
C\iithia and William Cook'. J. (ieurge W'., of seventeen be went to Savannah, (]eor-ia, 
mentioned below. 3. .Vnianda. married Ania-a and worked for a time a- a common laborer 
Ackiey. of East Haddain, a <lry goods nier- in a ^aw mill. There his opportunitv came, 
chant: had two daughters. biTth deceased. 4. when a main sliatt liroke, and he used his 
Bctse_\' Ann, married Henry M. I'.rainerd, of knowledge and skill as a blacksmith to weld 
Haddani: children: Henry, Charles. Xellie it. He won the contidence of his employers 
and another. 5. (iilbert M.. married. Decem- am! s'lon aftervvards given a contract to 
ber ID. 1842. Sarah Ann, daughter of Cap- eiect three large steam sa\v' mills in Georgia, 
tain Thomas Selden, of Chatham, a soldier of Within ti\-e nionilis he had the work com- 
the war of 1812 at the time of the invasion of pleteil and the mills sawing over four bun- 
Connecticut by the Dritish forces: chilflren : dred thousand feet of pine dailw 
Emerson, teacher in the public schoi.ils : Adel- Mr. Clark entered intrj partnership with 
bert. teacher in the Xew York city puljlic hi-- elder brother Thomas [.. v..b,o vcas a stone 
schools: Jo>ephine and I-'annie Maria, also ma^on, and the firm of Clark Iir(jthers. masons 
school teachers. and builders, continued with unintenupted 
(\'I) George W., son of Matthew Clark, succes-- fcir more than thirty vears. The 
was born at Haddam Xeck, January 13. 1805, brother^ were associated in business all tiieir 
died .\ugnst 11, 1845. He owned considerable active lives. For aliout ten years Mr. Clark 
quarr\- propertv on Haddam Xeclc and was a carried on shipbuilding in summer and honse- 
contrnctcir for government and city piiliHc br.i'diiiL^' in wintei". working from liangor to 
wi'irks. furni-liing the well-known Haddam Xew ( >rleans. \\ hen he ,-tarted on his first 
stone. He was ambitious and enterprising trip he bad but fourteen dollars, but liinnr.g 
anfl was successful, though he died at the the winter he sent home S200 to niLHlier 
early age of forty years. He was a staunch and in the spring S250 more. Jn the f.'U of 
Democrat in politics. He married, in Chat- 1859 he was employed a- a journex-man c.^r- 
ham. Cvnthia Selden. sister of Mrs. Gilbert penter at Si. 75 a day. but within a few days 
M. Clark. Children: i. Thomas letferson, his nieclianical skill was discox'ered and lie 
born September 21. 1831. ^ ice-riresident of was made foreman of all the outside help at a 
the Cutaway Harrow Company; paitner in salary of ,Sio a day. His brother also found 
business ni his brother, George yi.. mentioned employment in Meriden and both worked for 
below: married ( first 1 in 1855. Elizabeth, the company for a period of sevtri vears. 
daughter of Franklin Quick: married (sec- ?\ieanwhile, ^tr. Clark had ru'-ned bis at- 
ond) Xovember 4. 1874. Sophia .Maileline tention to tiie improvement of a'^ricultural 
Warner. 2. George Marsb.all. menti'Mici! be- implcmeiits, and in the f;dl of 1807 !!(:■ anil 
low. 3. Henry Lee. Iv.irn June 7, 1S35, mar- his brother comnienced to build a factorv in 
ried ?^Iiriam Ursula, daughter of Ep;iphro- ynich to build his tools and macliinery. T'ne 
ditus Brainerd, of Hnddam Xeck: cn.ildren: brr.thers began to make mowing machines, f'.ir 
Coit C, uKirrietl Ella ^Ntanwarring, of Water- which George M. Clarlc had invented a new 
forfl, Connecticut, and Cora C, married Harry mechanical movement. P.ut after a few- 
Brown, of Chatham, and resides at Haddani months, it was decided tlia.t the iincr.rion was 
Xeck. 4. .Mary, b'jrn June 21. 1844. married an infringement on a p.itent and the iinn 
L. Oscar Brown, of Portland, Cc.nnecticut, ceased to make the machines and devoted its 
where he is chief en^cineer of the Portland attenti'jri to the mannfacture of (Hlier a^jri- 
quarries. llie wi(i^jw of (ieorge W. Clark cultural instruments. The business was c 'ii- 
■ married ( secon<l i l.inus Parmelee. of Mitldle ducted by a joint stock company, of wdiicb 
Haddam, and she died in June. i88(_^. iieor^.'^e }d. Clark president, and Tii ".iii's 
(\'1I) George Marshall, scpu of (",e:irc:e W. J., \ice-president. George ?\1. Clark inveiit- 
Claik, was born in Haddam, June 11, 1833. ed many improvements in agriculturrd ;r.;i- 
He received a rather limited sclioolin^-. lie cb.inery. To perfect and rest them he foun^l 
was but twelve years old when his father died it necessary to travel to all parts of tlie conn- 

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try and lio estimateil tliat he had traveled at 
least •^ix huiuh'ed thuusand iiiile> in this CMira- 
tr\. lie liei|nentl\ ti n;ik cuntraets for con- 
struction. In 1S71, while lie \vas buiiilin;.;" a 
dam, a derrick fell, injuring' liini. and killin;; 
one of iiis laborers. Diiriny the time he was 
disabled b\- this accident, he invented a wire 
rope clamp, which he patented. It is the first 
antl only device in u-e fur this purpose, ei- 
tectually preventing the slipping of the cable 
and of inestimable value to contractors, tele- 
graph companies anil other concerns using 
wire cables. Tcnis of these clamps were used 
in building the Xew York tunnel and bridges. 
On account of the succe-s of this patent, an- 
other firm commenced to make a .device that 
infringed upon Mr. Clark's patent. Instead of 
prosecuting them, he paid them a vi?it, ex- 
plained the circumstances surrounding the in- 
vention and allowed them to sell their stock 
without charging a ro_\-alty. He was a mem- 
ber of the Congregational Society and attend- 
ed that church, gave it his hearty support, and 
was always ready to assist the other ch.urches 
or any gorid work of the tov.-n. 

yir. Clark was one of the organizers of the 
Republican party at liartfor.l in 1S56, and 
he always took a keen interest in politics. F"or 
many years he represented hi> town in the 
general assembly of the state and the twenty- 
first district in the state senate. For some 
fifty }ear? he was a member of the Republi- 
can town committee. He was a delegate from 
Haddam to tiie ccjnstitutional convention at 
Hartford in lOO- and tcxjk a jirominent part 
in debates and deliberations. He wa> a mem- 
ber of Columbia, Free and Accepted 
Masons, of East Haddam: a charter member 
of Granite Lodge, Free and Accepted Ala- 
sons, of Haddam : member of Burning Bush 
Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, of Essex ; and 
of Cyrene Commandery. Knight? Templar. 
He ne\-er lost his interest in agriculture, and 
resided on the old Bonfoey homestead, to 
which he added many acres and which he 
vastly improNed. removing over sixteen thou- 
sand tons of rock. From the lands Jie cleared. 
over a hunrlred tons of hay are harvested an- 
nually from sixteen acre;. As a writer and 
expert in growiu'..;- gra,-~. Mr. Clark takes rank 
as one of the agricultural scienti^ts of the 
country. His share in the dd Clark home- 
steaij he gave outright to his two l^rothers. 
whi lived upon it. As one writer has said 
of him: "Mr. ClarkV life and deeds speak 
more elocjucntly than words i>i his untiring 
kindness, his open-hearted henev.'lence an<l 
his patriotic citizenship." 

He married, August 26, i8i'iO. Clemontine 
Isabel, daughter of Edwin B. Bonfoev, of 

Haddam (see Bonfoe_\ ). Children: i. Es- 
telle Eugenia, burn Septemljcr 17, iSr.4, 
ried Clement S. Hubbard, Mt .Middatown ; 
children: I'rances Estelle, (.corge .\larshali 
and Clement Samuel. 2. Harriet Cynthia, 
Iji'rn January 3, li^ixj. died Februar\' J5. 1873. 
3. Clemontine Dolly (twin), born August 26, 
1871, married Elmer Stephen Hubbard (see 
Hubbard \III). 4. Isabel, twin of Clemon- 
tine Dolly, died June 25. 1872. 

(The Bunlney Line). 

The surname Bonfoey is variously s[)elled, 
Bonfoy, Bunfoy, Bonnefoy, Bonnefoi. etc. 
The name is French, but the Engli-h family 
has borne this name since the Xorman inva- 
>ion in 1066. The ancient -eat of the f;ui!ilv 
was at Hayes, county Aliddlesex. The coat- 
of-arms is described : Azure on a cross ar- 
gent, a human heart gules. Crest ; .\n arm 
couped and erect in armrnir proper holding 
in the hand a cross Calvary gule-. Motto: 
En Bonnefoy (In good faith). 

There is a tradition apj^arently well found- 
ed that the ancestors of the Anx-rican family 
'jf this surname were two brother?, Jerathniel 
arid Eenanuel Bonnefoy. who started from 
iM-ance together v,-ith other Huguen::.t3 for 
.'vmerica. and it said that Jerathmei died on 
the voyage. Benanuel is thought to be the 
ancestor of the Connecticut Bonfoeys. The 
French Huguenots who landeil at what was 
afterwards called Bonnefoy's Point, in Echo 
Bay. and settled the tov.n of New Rricbelle, 
Xew Vijrk. were part of a larger parf or 
gri:iup of immigrant? of this faith starti::g to- 
gether after the Revocation of the Edict of 
Nantes. Some went to the Delaware, si.'me 
up Hudson river and others into tlie Ci.'unecti- 
cut \-alley. David de Bonnefoy sold his land 
in France, \'iile Pontaux, about 1600, and 
came to Xew Roclielle, but settled at or near 
Middleto'.\n, Connecticut. Of the ?anie farn- 
ilv was Susamia Bonnefoy, born 1660, wife of 
John Coutant, of Xew Rochelle, who was born 
in France in 1659. The old Bonnefoy Bible 
is still in the possession of the Coutant family 
of Xew Rochelle. It was printed in .Amster- 
dam by Jean Frederick Bernard and revised, 
and mrrected by teachers pr<.n'es^or> at 
Ceneva. Letters of Den.ization were issued, 
February 6, 1695-96, according to the his- 
torian Bolt'in. to David de Rep'.is, .\!exander 
Allair, David de Bnnnefov- and Louis Guion, 
under the seal of the Province from King 

( I ) Richard I'onfoey, son or grandson of 
the Benanuel lionnefoy of tradition, and 
doi!l)tlrss related to David Bomiefoy, men- 
tii.Mieu among the Huguenot pioneers, was an 

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early settler in what was incorporated a> Mid- 
dle Haddam. Richard Bonfoev. Xatlianiel 
Burr and others in October, 173S. I'.ctitioned 
that the jiart of Ilad'lani between the Con- 
necticut and Salnmn rixer-^ be incorporated as 
a parish, and in May, 1740, their petition was 
granted. Children of Richard : Richard, Be- 
nanuel, Susannah and Penelope. 

(II) Benanuel, son of Richard Bonfocy, 
was born about 1720, He \\a^ a soldier in 
the French and Indian war and the old pow- 
der horn that he carried, now in the possession 
of Watson E. Bonfoey, of Tipton, Indiana, 
is inscribed "Beenanawell Bonfoey, his horn 
1756"'. The kniie, with which the inscription 
%vas carved, has been preserved with the horn. 
He died in the service. He belonged to Cap- 
tain James Harris' company of Saybrook. 
Colonel David \\'ooster's regiment. The chap- 
lain of the regiment was the well-known Re\'. 
John Norton, minister of Chatham, taken 
prisoner by the Indians during the war, Be- 
nanuel Bonfoey married, in November, 1752, 
Rachel Bailey. She married (second) Eben- 
ezer Skinner, and she died February 26, 1820, 
aged eighty-eight years. She and her sec- 
ond husband are buried in the cemetery at 
Higganuni. Children of Benanuel and Ra- 
chel Bonfoey: Hannah, born Xc'vember 12, 
1753 ; Benanuel, mentioned below. 

(Ill) Benanuel (2), son of Benanuel ( i) 
Bonfoey, was born December 13, 1755. He 
was a soldier in the revolution, enlisting in 
the Fifth Battalion, W'adswcrth's brigade, 
in ]\Iay, 1776, in Captain Cornelius Higgins's 
company from Haddam. This battalion was 
raised in June, 1776, to reinfrirce General 
Washington's arm\- at New York and it 
served there and on the Brooklyn front, being 
at the right oi the line of works during the 
battle' of Long Island, August 27, 1776, and 
in the retreat to New York, August 29 and 
30; was stationed with a militia brigade un- 
der Colonel Douglas, of Kips Bay, on the East 
river, at the time of the British attack on 
New York, Septeinljer 15, Fie was in the 
battle of White Plains. Oct'i-bcr 28 of that 
year. He re-enlisted in the Sixth Regi- 
ment of Connecticut Line. April 2, 1777, serv- 
ing in Captain Pond's company as a private 
until honorably discharge.!, ?vlarchi 29, 1780, 
■ He was pensioned uiifler the act of congress 
of 1818, at S06 a year, and after his death 
his widow received the pension as long as she 
lived. The Sixth Regiment, Connecticut Line, 
was for the Continental Line equivalent to 
what is now known as the regulars and was 
to continue through the war. It went into 
camp at Peek?kill, New York, in the summer 
of 1777, but was frequently detaclied on ex- 

peditions of outprist duty on the line above 
King's Bridge. It served from August to Oc- 
tober on the Hudson in Parsons' brigade un- 
der General F'utnani and engaged in all the 
movements made in consequence of the en- 
emy's move against I'urt Montgomery : win- 
tered in iyj7-Ji> at West Point and assisted 
in constructing permanent fortifications on 
Meigs' redoubt: also on the redoubts on the 
east side of the Hudson river. In the summer 
of 1778, the regiment encamped whh the main 
army under General Washington at White 
Plains; wintered in 1778-79 at Reading. Con- 
necticut; in the operations of 1779 it served 
with the Connecticut Division on the east 
side of the Hudson and was detached to 
Meigs' Light Regiment, and engaged at the 
storming of Stony Point, July 15, 177Q: win- 
tered 1779-80 at Morristown, New Jerse\-. 
and endured the privations of winter. 
Mr. Bonfoey was also at N'alley Forge: in the 
movements of 1780 it served with the Division 
on both sides of the Hudson. Upon tlie dis- 
covery of Benedict Arnold's treason, the Sixth 
Regiment with other troops was ordered to 
\\'est Point in anticipation of the expected ad- 
vance of the enemy. After the war, Bonfoev 
taught school several terms and amcnc; his 
pupils were children of his old comrades-in- 
arms. Captain Cornelius Plicrgins, Sergeant 
William Scovil, Lieutenant Elijah Braiiierd 
and others. Afterwards he was employe'I at 
ship-calking in New Haven. He built the 
house on Catullewoorl Hill in which iiis son 
Benanuel spent his long and useful lif'-. and 
it is still standing. It was begun and the 
chimney built in 1804, and not finished until 
i8o8. Eugene Scovil resides in the old house. 
Benanuel B'.nifoey died August 14, 1825. 

He married, in 177S, Concurrence Smith, 
born in 1759. She was a member of the 
Church of Christ. Congregational, of Had- 
dam. joining October 14, 1804, under Rev, 
David Dudley Field, the famou- divine. She 
was a daughter of iJavid Smith, sixth son of 
Steplien Smith, wlio came from New I-Ia\'er 
and settled on Candlev^-ood Hill, Middletown, 
and owned a large section in that part of 
the town. David Smith, father of C'jncur- 
rcnce. married Lydia, daugh.ter of Rcibert 
Ciig:^wc!l, one of the original settlers in Old 
Saybrook. Robert Cogs'Aeli's father, Sam- 
uel Cogswell, married Ann, daughter of Cap- 
tain John Mason, of Pequot fame. Captain 
Mason was educated in the arts of war under 
Sir Thomas Fairfax and harl served ir the 
Netherlands. He was one id' th.e first settler- 
in Windsor and is buried, at Nor\\irh. D;r,id 
Smith died November 22, 1776. aged thi-ty- 
nine \'ears : his wife Lvdia died Novemijev 22. 

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1S25, aged eii;lity-eight _\ear~. ChiMrcn of 
Mr. and Mrs. Uonfoey : i. Daviil, mentionecl 
below. 2. Ifannah. born September 19. 17S1, 
died in 1S64. 3. Concurrer.ce, June 9. 1783, 
died in i.Sfj. 4. Asaliel, r\Iay 21. 17S5. died 
in 1S50. 5. Anson, June 13, 17S7, died in 
1S84 in Alichigan : he and Asahel lived at 
Ponsett and were clothiers, making tine broad- 
cli^th. 6. Lydia. December i, 1791, died in 
1 883. 7. Matilda, 1793, baptized October 2. 
1804, died in 18S3. 8. Horace. 1795, baptized 
October 2. 1804. died in 1873. 9. Lucinda. 
June 5, 1797. <iied in 1887. 10. Clarinda, 
March. 1801, died February 16, 1S06. 11. 
Benanuel, September 2S, 1S02, died October 
10, 1894. 12. Richard. September 13. 1805. 
died in .A.ugU5t. 1S25, aged twenty years. The 
united ages of this remarkable family amount- 
ed to eight hundred and sixty-nine years, 
with an avorag'e age, of the ten who lived 
to maturity, cif over eighty-foiu' years, the 
ages varying from seventy-three to ninety- 
seven, half the number living beyond the age 
of ninety. The mother died at the age of 
ninety years, the father lived to the age of 
seventy years. 

!l\') David, son of Benanuel 12) Bon- 
foey. was born at Middletown, Xoveiriber 22, 
1779. died in 1863. He was a ship caulker by 
trade and also a government contractor. He 
lived and carried on business in Bladdam. 
He was a skillful an^l careful workman him- 
self and he required of his men the same care 
and faithfulness in their work that he gave to 
it himself. In politics he was a ^\"hig. He 
was of sensitive and refined nature, upright 
and honorable in all his dealings. He mar- 
ried Dolly Brainerd. who died at the age of 
eighty-five, a dauiihter of Prosper Brainerd. 
Among their cliildren was B.. men- 
tioned, below. 

( \' ) Edwin P... son of David Bonfoey, was 
born in Haddain, January 15, iSiyj, tV\e-\ 1887. 
was buried in the Higganum cemetery. Like 
his father he was naturali}- of a mechanical 
turn of mind, and followed the business of 
caulker and government contractor. He was 
an earnest, conscientious and upright man, 
quiet and kiiullv in his ways, and of warm 
heart and >terling cliai-acter. He married 
Harriet, daughter of Samuel and Anne (Pow- 
ers) Cotton, and a descendant of the famous 
Cotton Mather (see forward). Children: i. 
Ellen Eugenia, born June 14. 1837, resided 
on the homestead \\ith her fatlier and never 
married. 2. Marv Elizabeth. Januarv 9. 1839, 
died in 1S43. 3- Ciemoiuine Isabel, married 
George M. Clark (see Clark MPi. 4. Mary 
Elizabech. Jul}- ir. 1S43, married Olin Fair- 
child, of Micldktown. and has children: 

Alice and Charlotte. 5. .\l;ce Amelia. .May, 
184U. married Lriuis C. h're_\-, of fia'-tford. 
aii-i ha.', one child: Louis Clarence. 0. .V^-- 
tiT..r L., September 17. 1847. married Jane 
.'■lork'.-, of Merideii. and h.a~ children: l-iei- 
erick L., Bavard Cla_\ton and Harriet ^lorley. 
7. Charles Edwin, I-'ebruarv 28. 185 1. mar- 
ried Ellen E. Briggs and has children: Lr.uis 
C, William Ernest and Charles Edwin. 8. 
I-T-ederick Lee. .\iigu;t 10. 1858, died i8''c. 

The Cotton descent is as follows: (I) Wil- 
liam Ciitton, of Boston, married .\nne . 

(II) John, son of William and .-\nne Cott'jn, 
was of Concord, Massachusetts, and marr.ed 
'M:\Ty Stowe. (III'i Samuel, .son of John and 
Mary (St'_^\\ei Cotton, was oi Middleto'.vn, 
and married Lyrlia I'ates. 1 I\' 1 Samuel, -on 
of Samuel and Lydia (Bates) Cotton, was of 
Middletown. and' married }ilary Cornwall. 
(\" I Samuel, soui of Samuel and Mary { Corn- 
uall) Cotton, was of \\'etliersfieM ; he mar- 
ried, 1759. Mable Bibbud. 1 \T ) Samuel, sijn 
of Samuel and }Jable (Bibbud) Cott.jn, was 
born in Wethersfield, November 7. 1759. mar- 
ried,. 1779, Sarah, daughter of William and 
Sarah i'.anks. of Mid'Uetown. ('\TI') Saimiel, 
son of Samuel and Sarah (Banks) Cotton, 
was born in Mid'liet;ivv!/. .-\pril 9, 17810, mar- 
ried. March 10. 1805, -\nne, daughter of 
Thomas and 'Slavy (Cape) Powers, of }.Iid- 
dletoviii. Chiblren ; Mary .\nn, born Janu- 
ary I. 1806. died Augu-t 16. 180C) : ^.laria. (Ic- 
tC'ber 20. 1807: Mary Aim. September 14, 
1810: Caroline A.. October 9. 1S12: Harriet, 
November 21. 1817, married, Edwin B. B'.n- 
foey: Elizabeth, February 6. 1821. 

William Rand.all. iir.nii::;Taut 
E.AND.\LL ancestor, was born in Eng- 
land, and settled in Scitu-'ue. 
Massachusetts, before i(j40. He liad a farm 
oil the brook that falls into Tili's of Dwelly's 
creek and his house was on the valley tv.enty 
rods nortlt of the brook on tlic west si'ie : f 
the road to the Elisha Foster house. He hid 
a suit in court in 1641. His name was on tlie 
list of those able to bear arms in i'')43. He 
wa- one of the proprietors as earl>- as ii'^;. 
and was admitted a June 0. i'>54. 
The histL^ry of Scituate says that iic wa- an 
enterprising and useful citizeri, hut litigious. 
He was fined in i'">'^o for striking Ed.ward 
\\'ant. and in i6f<j. for "breaking the Kind's 
pv^ace by poakc'ng Jeremiah Hatc'i with a in'- 
pole" (three shillini^'S. four pence). He was 
one of those who held it unlawful aii'J un- 
scriptural to pay reli^i^ius teachers and he was 
ci'n>tantly in conflict with the tax collectors. 
Once his wife was fined for abusing the c.-n- 
stable who came to seize propeny to pay the 

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rates. His wife Eli7aliel!i was a lejjatt-'o in 
the will of .Michael Ikir.-iLnv. Chihhcn : 1. 
Sarah, bapti/.oil witlt tlu' two f' ilji jw in^;'. Xo- 
veiniKr 2},. 1''43. -'. ji^^epii. I.nni nuj. 3. 
Hannah, .March, i')44. 4. William. 5. Jdun. 
born 1(150. mentioned helnw. o. Elizalieth. 
1652. 7. Jol), l-\l)rnary 8. 1054-55, a ship- 
wright in Scitiiate: children : Mary, born 1(180: 
Job, iriS3, settled on Job's Land in the Two- 
^lile district, Scituate ; James. 1(185; .Xehe- 
miah, 1688: Lydia. iix)0: Samuel. 8. I'.enja- 
min, 1656. 9. Isaac, 1(15'^. 

(H) John, son of William Randall, was 
born in 1(350. He settled in Rochester. .Massa- 
chnsetts. His uife was i.)robabl\- a daughter 
of Thomas Rollins, secretary of Boston, for 
she is mentioned in his will. Children, born 
at Rochester: John, 'Slnv t<. 1I177; I'atience. 
January 13, i()7y; Thoma--. January 2^. i''8i : 
IVIercv, January 20, 1683 : William, February 
6, 16S5 : Job, Alarch 3, i(388. mentioned below : 
Judith, .April 20. i(3oo: Lazarus, Decemlier 2^, 

(HI) Job, son of John Randall, was liorn 
at Rochester. March 3. 11188. He married, 
rvlarch II, 1706-07, .\lice Hunter (by Rev. 
Samuel .A.rno!d). .Xmimq- their children was 
John, mentioned below. They lived at Roch- 

(I\') John (2), son of Job Randall, uas 
born at Rijcliester, He married ; first ) at 
Wareham, Massachusetts, March 15, 1741,1, 
Lois Uinnp, who died at Sharon, Connecticut. 
August 22, 1758. agcfl twenty-se\'en \ears. 
This name is also spelled Rumpus and was 
originally, liompasse. He married 
(second) at Sharon, Xovember 9, 1758, Sarah, 
daughter of John FJates. She was \tnrn at 
Sharon, the first wdiite female arid second, child 
born in the town of Sharnn. John Randall 
lived on the farm now owned by William S, 
Marsh a little south of JewelTs Falls. He 
died in Sharon. May 19, 1807, aged eighty- 
or.e years. He ,-ettled in Sliarun about 1753. 
Children of first wife: l)a\-id, Ixirn at Roch- 
ester, December 20, 1750: John : Rebecca, horn 
at Rochester. .August 7, 1753: Lois, married., 
February 15, I78(), Ge':irge Xone\-, of Kent: 
Hannah, March i\ 1755. Children., born at 
Sharon, bv second wife: Zilj'ah. \'o\emlier 
30. 1759: Job. ( )ctober 4. 1700. n;entior,ed be- 
low: Seth...\i.)ril 8. 17(14: Solor.iou. March lo. 
1766: Sarah, December 27 17' '7: S\ heater, 
baptizei! .\ugust 2},. 1782. not in mi:incy i'lrob- 

( \' ) Job ( 2 ), .-.on of John 1 2 1 Randall, w a- 
born at Shan^n, Connecticut. < ) 4. 17(10. 
atid settled in Kent, Connecticut. .\cc. irding 
to the census of I7')0 he liaii in Ins faiiiiiv two 
females. Children, the order of v\ho-e liirtli 

is not known : Cynthia. ;iiarried Den.- 

son : .-Xmanda. remo\cd to .Maine: I'l'ira. mar- 
ried David Chamierlain : Betsey, married 
Marshall: ( 'Ine, married Rufus Cham- 
berlain: Walter. li\ed in Kent: Hiram, men- 
tii^ned below. 

(\ 1) Hiram, son of Job (2) Randall, was 
born in Connecticut, died at Seymour, L^e- 
cember 14. 1833, aged twenty-eight. He mar- 
rie'l. Jarmary 4. 1829 (by Rev. J. Smith) 
Sally I'riichard. They li\ed at Se\niour. Cem- 
necticut. Leverett I'ritchard, father of Sally, 
died on shiiiboard during the revolutionary 
war. The only child of Hiram and Sail}- Ran- 
dall was Hiram \\'., mentioned hel.;iw. 

( \ II ) Hiram W., emly child of Hiram Ran- 
dall, was born at Bridgeport, Connecticut, Seji- 
temlier 9. 1830. His father died when he was 
an infant and. he was bre light up by his wi.i- 
owed mother, and educated in th.e pmblic 
scheiols. He began his business life as clerk 
in the general store of Lucius Tuttle. Fie was 
industrious, economical andi far-sighted, and 
before many i.ears was able to buv out his 
empl'_\\er. He was eminently successful and 
became one of the substantial citizens of Se^"- 
mour. keen, sagacious, enterprising and the^r- 
eiughl\' upright in ail his dealing>. He was 
reputed to be one of the shrewilest buyers 
in the Xaugatuck \"alley and his trade grew 
to large pro[iortions. He was public-spirited 
and popular, and f':ir more than a qnarter oi a 
centur}' was the meist prosperous dealer in this 
section. He died at th.e age of fiftv-si.x. Jan- 
uary 2^. 1887, at Flartford, ititernient was at 
Seymour, Diudng his last ^■ears he traveled 
e.xtensivelw liaving retired, on account of fail- 
ing health. In ri'ilitics he was a Den\ocr.-,t. 
He married, .April 4. 1854. Martha Marie <3il- 
bert. born March 2S. 1833, daughter of FZzekiel 
and Sarah ( Hurd 1 (Gilbert. She was born in 
the old house erected by Cienera! Himiphrey. 
of revolutionary fame, and^ b(jught b\- her 
father. She came of a di-tinguishe;i liricage. 
Her ^grandfather. Thomas ( iilbert, served in 
the re\-olutionary army where he fell i!i oi 
small] o.\- and though he recovered In- he.-dth 
lost his siglit : hi'; houie was at Huntingt'iu. 
Connecticut, and 1 iter at Derby, where he d.ied 
at the age of nir.ety vears : his wife. .\bi;^a;I 
iHoJbrook) (iillit-rt. was dauehter of a revo- 
u'tionary soldier: she also li\-ed to the ace ■■: 
mnei_\-: they had eight children. Ezekiei i.'iii- 
kert. father of Mrs. Randall, was born an-l 
brought up in Huntington, workin':;- on !ii- 
farbcr's farm and attending the district >clioo!; 
d'lring his l;o\hood. In 1830 Mr. t iilbert re- 
niiived to Se\-m.~,v;r. Connecticut, where :■ r 
se\erai years he was cngagedi in trad.e. He 
establi' Ids so;i i,; business in Xe^v Have!; 

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;i'ul returned to ScMinmr wlicrf he dici! in dnur. the most perfect sewiiicc machnic yet 

h>< tiftv-sixth \ear. :\lr. ( iilbert married in\eiited. .Mrs. Kamlal! \\a> -rand. ian-liter nf 

Sarah, daughter'...! Wilson llurd. of ( ixford. .h'im ain! .'liary .'vim ( Sellecu i Whitii.ick. 

O'lncetiviU. wlic-e sUe was horn ; she died at on \hQ .na^e^-nal si.'.e '>i 1-aae Merriit and 

Ineat fiilh \\'il>.ai 1 hnd \vas ai^. a si.Uher .Ma.ry Ann ^ SiKmseUa i .Singer. .Mr^i. Ran- 

in the revohnion and. was a prominent citizen. dall's onlv sister was .Alary l.iHian \\'hitL>ck, 

a selectman of the town and representative to ^vho married .\lton T. Terrell. Mr. and :\lrs. 

the creneral asscniblx'. ISoth .Mr. Gilbert and liandall have one child. ( Mive Wdiitlock, born 

his "wife were members of the Episcdpal at Derby, December 31 , iSyj. 


Mrs. Randall had sisters; lather .\. Stod- Dr. William P.radley Cok-y. th.e 
dard ; Catherine, wife of .Minot F. L)sborne ; COLEY eminent surgeon of Xew York 
Sarah Wilco.x. and Charlotte Usborne. ]\Irs. City, who has earned a world- 
Randall was a communicant of Trinity Protes- wide reputation by his successful researches 
ant Episcopal Church in Seymour, a member in various- branches of medical and surgical 
of Sarah Ludlow Chapter. Daughters of tlie ! ractice. i-~ a descendant, in buth maternal and 
American Revolutiim, of Seymour, and fr.r paternal lines, from the early -ettlers of ti^is 
many years a member of the Woman's Club country, and is eligible to membership in the 
of that town. Sons of the .\merican Revolution. The family 

Children of Hiram W. Randall: I.Edward name wa- formerly spelled Coole as well as 

Hiram, born December 23. 1855, educated in Cole\. 

the public schotils and Cheshire .\cademy, em- ( 1 ) Samuel Coley. his ancestor, came to the 

ploved in his father's store several years, later 3,las«achusetts ]'>a}- C^dr'ny in if 13 1, and was 

with the Shelion Plate Company, of Shelton ; one of the forty-fonr original idanter; wlm 

married Elizabeth Steinmetz. a native of Xew settled in Milford in 1639: anrl died there in 

York City, and they have children: Kate loyo. He married. i('i40. .Ann. daughter of 

and Hiram: th.ey live in Se>mour. j. Kate James Prudden. Children: i. Peter, see for- 

Gilbert, born May 9. 1S59. died June 24. 1S71. ward. 2. .\bilene, born .March 12. 1C143. died 

3. Walter, bi/rn. < Jctober 12, 1S63. died Xovem- Xovemher 17. 17:0: she married, July 22. 

t)er 15, 18(13. 4. Walter, born December 9. i'V.4, Chajjin, of Springrield. birn i(.42. 

1808. n-,enti..ned l;iek)w. 5. (iilhert. July 2. died i-"ebrr.ary 20. 1712: ehiMren: Samuel. 

1873. graduate of the Xorwalk Military In- hnvn Jul}' 4. 10(15: Sarah. .March 15. 11108: 

stitute, pressman for Price, Lee & Com|iaii}-, Tlnnnas, May 20, 1(171: Jolm ; Ebeuezer : 

of Xew Ha\en. Daniel ; Jonathan. 3. Samuel, born Fc'd- 

(ATU) Walter, son of Hiram W. Randall, ruary, 1646: married, October 21. 1(399. 

wa> born at <.)xford. Connecticut, December o. .Mary Carles, baptized Xovcinber 2t\ '^/^•,: 

i8(;S. Pie attended the public schools of his children: i. Daniel, baptizei! January 2. i'im;: 

nati\'e town and graduated from the high ii. Esther, baptized Jannar}- 2. lOi/j ; hi. 

scliOcjl there. He also took a course in ih.e .Mary, bapti.^ed January 4. 1684: iv. Sain- 

Yale Business College, Xew Haven. He uel. baptized December 5, 1703; v. John, 

worked 'for a few years in his father's stnre, baptized ?\Iarch 19, ijoC), died Tur.e 6. 

tlien became connectedi with the Silver Plate 1775: he married. July 22. 1728. .Mary. 

Cutler}- (.""ompany i.i Derby, Connecticut. He diicd. January 29. 1773. daughter of Pcnjamm 

left the cutler}- business to become b.jrikkeej'er ("Tregor^■ : children: a. .Mai'v-, born Au.s-ust 13. 

for th.e Whitlock Machine Comijan}, n-iaiui- ^7^2. married John Dikenum : h. L-jis, boi:: 

facturers of printing presses at Derlr.-. Con- Janinrx 17, I73(). married hmathan Ta^•lor : 

v.ecticut. He is now secretai} nf tlie II. P'. & c. Jilm, Jr.. born iKcemljer 31, 1738. n.-ar- 

F.. Day Company of .Seymour. Ci/'unecticut. ried. .\pril ". 1701. .'^ujia. ln-irn Xovci-nber 

He and his f;imi!}- are F.]nsci>r'aiians in religi'Jii 10. 17,^'. ilaughter i->[ and. .M:!r\ 

and, atteu'I the church at Shelinn. -.vb.ere they ((hllert! t^igden . chililreu : b'hn nu^rried Eu- 

re>ide. Mr. Randall i> a memiier of the Coim- nice .Mo'-ehouse : I'elcg : .\niia : Rhc' la. vi. 

ti-} Club of X"ew Haven and of the CHnrmi- .Ann., baptized .\ugust i. 170C). marriedi, Janu- 

fiiack Club of tiia: cIl}-. ary 21. 1720-30, ]:>\\\\ Keil'g:;. who died .-\ir.-il 

He marrie.'l Olive \'oulotti Whitlock. born 17. 1740: children: Fzra. bi.rn .Vp^ril 3. 173': 

.March 3, 1S70, daughter of H. Sturge- Wdiit- .M;:iy, Jannar}- 22. \j^^2-^i:,: Ann, March I'V 

l';ck. wlio was one of tlie ftiimders of the 1734-33 : Jnhn, .'^ lay 25. 1737 ; Seth. Feliruary 

\\liit!ra:k Machine C'^mpany and the inveiuivr 8, i730-.}0. vii. .\bigail. ' "viii. Jeminia. mar- 

of the Whitiocic Printing Press. Pier mother. ried King, 4. Sarah, iiaptized Sep- 

Mar}- 01i\-e (Singer) 'A'hirinck. was a diui^h- tembcr 24, H'147. ^Ik-'l idSo; marrieil b'.-eMii, 

ter of the inventor of tlie Singer sewing: ma- baptized March 2-!,, n',44, died X'ovem'ur 2t. 


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i6Si, jun of Josei)h and Hannah JJaUIuin. 3. 
Mary, baptized Xoveniber 2;^, 165 1, married 
(first) Peter Stimpson, who died in 16S5 ; 
(second) John, Jr., who died in luSp. jO'D of 
John Strenie. 6. Hannah, baptized Octo'Der 
8, 1654, married, April 10, i''>73, Jo^eph Garn- 
sey, and had: Jo-ejih, iiorn ii>75: Sarah.. 
1678. 7. Thonla^. baptized April 20. 1657, 
married Martha, daugliter of John Streme, 
and had; Tlionias, baptized April 8, 1696; 
Samuel, baptized Xovember i, 1702, died I-'eb- 
ruary 6, 1703-04. 

(11) Peter, eldest child uf Samuel and Ann 
(Prudden) Coley. was born ab'Uit 1640-41. 
baptized April 25, 1641, and died 1690. He 
married Sarah, daughter of Humphrc}' Hide 
(Hyde). Children: i. Samuel. 2. Sarah. 
3. Peter, see forward.. 4. .Ann, born Jainiary 
13- ^^72- 5- Mary, born April 2^. 1677, mar- 
ried Xicholas Johnson. 6. Elizabetli. born 
December i. 1680. 7. Hannah. 

(HI) Sergeant Peter 121 Coley. second 
son and third cliild of Peter (i) ard Sarah 
(Plide) Coley, was born June 12, inyt. He 
married Hannah, daughter of Simon Coucli. 
Children: i. Plannah. baptizc'l Aug-.'St 4, 
1700, married Jonathan Beebe. 2. Peter, bap- 

- tized .August 30. 1702. 3., baptized 
January 30. 1703-04. 4. Pnebe. 5. Elizabeth, 
baptized March 24. 1706. married Jeremiah 
Jennings, and had: Elizalieth. born CJctober 
25, 1727; Mary. .\usu>t 2T, 1730; Hezekiah. 
October i. 1733; Ruth, X'ovember 13. 1735: 
Sarah, July 26. 1738: Jeremiah. Scptem!)er 14. 
1740: Peter. June 12, 1743: Hannah. Alay 21.1, 
1745. 6. Andrew, baptized July 25. 1708. 7. 
Ebenezer, baptized October 10, 1710. 8. Eh- 
enezer. baptized ?klarch 4, 1712. 9. Davi.'. =ee 

■forward. 10 Jonathan, born 1717, died March 
13. 1810: irarried, Decen^ber n. 1730. Lucy, 
born,i7i8, died January 29, 1795. 'laughter 
of John Sturges ; children : i. Hannah, l:orn 
May 5. 1741. married, Robert Dijwne-. ii. 
Sarah, born June 8. 1743. iii. .\nn. born Xo- 
vember 17. 1745. iv. Ellen, b'lrn Julv 17. 

1748. married Stetson, v. Lucy, b'^rn 

January 26, 1751. married Bradlev. 

vi. Jonatlian. Jr.. born September 21. 1754. 
died ^Lirch iS. 1837; married. June 2^. 1781. 
Betty Guilbert. born 1760. died Februar\- i^. 
1833, and had,: 3. Sturgo-, who married, Sep- 
tember 21. 1808. .-Vbicjail. b'' 
1782. daughter 

April 2-.. 
Lie'.itcnant James Cliap- 
mian, an^i ba.i : .Vbbe;. . married William 
Plolme- ; Eliz.i : Mar\ , married The'"' 'r^ro Cur- 
tis; Luc_\-, !iiarrieil ['.enjamui Wheeler: Sarah. 

married Turner; Williaiii ; Mun-'.m ; 

Gould, married Cornelia Hanim.ind: Tohn 

Wb.itl'jck, ami ha'l: Drai.lley ; Luc\-. married 
E'lwar ! Lineburgh ; Sally, marrieit lames 
.Mitchell ; Eliza, married \'\"illiaiu Lineburu;!!: 

Emeline. married Allen: Samuel: 

Lurr. c. Gilbert, marrie'l Sarah liunneil, 
born 1794, died June 2, 1S35. d. Bailey Still- 
son, born 1793, 'lieil May 12, 1830 :. n;arried. 
Sarah (Bunnell) Coley, widow of his brutlier 
(jilbert, ami had: Betsey; Giles, died April r, 
1S30 ; Jarvis, twin of Giles, died ■May 12, 1830 ; 
Levi, born July 4, 1819. died July 16, 1891, 
married, September 26, 1S41, (Tlarissa Whee- 
ler, daughter of John Gray, and had, : Frances 
Gertrrde, Elisia Burr. Julia Esther. Carrie 
Liiuisa ami Helen G. : !Mar_\, marricl May 28. 
184(1. Burr French, and had: Emeline. whi:> 
married Burr .\dams ; Lloy'd, married, .vpril 
24, 1853, Catliarine. daughter of Xelson Sher- 
man, e. Jonathan, born July 9, 1797, died 
April 9, 1832; married, February 2^, 1S23. 
Orra, born .\pril 8, 1802, died March ir. 
1864. dauiihter of Hezekiah. Jr.. and Aniia 

vii. Daniel, born May 24, 
September 4, 1774. -\nna 

II. r^Iary, baptized June iS. 

!xth -on and nu'.th cluid .it 
12') and Plaraiaii ( Couch 1 
29, 17x5. died June 

Chapman, married Scribner. !■. Sam- 
uel, married Abigail, daughter of Thomas 

(Burr) Col . 
1750, married. ( ?'). 
1 72 1. 

( IV } David, 
Sergeant Peter 12') an 
C'dey, wa- liorn Januar\ 
2:^. 1802. 

He married. i(5. 1740, AL';r-,-. 
\\ ho dieid Februar\- 11. 17S3. 'Iau'.;'--pr 
i)f Deacon John H\'-ie. Children: :. E';e;-'.- 
e;'er. <ee f'^rward. 2. David, Jr.. horn Tvdv 
29. 1743. died August 29, 1810; married. 
June 29. 1786. Lydin Sturgess. born Ci:to- 
ber 12, 1755, did August 16. 1823: child :-cP. : 
i. Rachel, born April 16, 1787, died March. lo. 
18 19. married Samuel Rowlan'i. ii. ^[a:•y 
Hvfle, born 1790, d.ied INfarch 26. 1871, mar- 
ried. December 10, 181 1, Levi, son of Cartain 
El'enezer and Abigail ( Morehou-e) Coley 
('see forward). 3. Rachel, b'lirn ^darch t8. 
174'), married, April 9, 1767. (."Oliver, baptized 
Se[tember 20, 174!, son of Epliraim and Eliz- 
abeth (Mix) Sanforii, and had: ^Lary, bap- 
tize! July 31, 1768: Davi'l. baptized August 
20. 176'j; Ephraim, Jr., baptized September 15, 
I'ji : .\bigail. baptized ?\iay 29. 1774: Enoclt 
.\., baptized April 28. 1776; Levi, baptized 
December 14, 1777 ; ( Jliver C. : -\bigail : ?dary ; 
Bet^ey ; Lorainc. 4. Mary, 
I75(''. married, June 27. 17 
au'l had: Elias, li.jrn .Ma\- 
May 19, 1780: David, I ebruary 15 or ;^. 
1782: Enocli. born June 5. 1785, died Octclv.r 
22. lyi^i'r. Eni'cli, iiorn July 29. 17S7. died Dr- 
cember 31, 1787, Cah'in. luirn X'ljvember 2^. 
1788: T,;aiah, March i'\ 17'-;. 3. .\bi5ai!. b -rn 
.-\pril 29. 1758, married, December n). 178 1, 

■ rn Al'arch 2. 
Enoch. Lett-. 
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William Prince, aiul had: David, Charles, Jo- 
seph and James. 

(\') Captain Ehenezer Culey, eldest child 
of David and >dary (Hyde) Coley, was born 
October 19, 1741, died Xnvemlier j, iSn. 
lie married (first) August 11, 1763, Abigail, 
i)orn March 21 1744. died February 3, 1797, 
daughter of Lieutenant Samuel Morehouse. 
He was captain of the militia pricir to the rev- 
olution, and corporal during the revolution- 
ary struggle. He married ( second » MarcU 
23. 179S. Marv Gedfrey, born 1746, died Sep- 
tember 25, 1S25. Children, all by first mar- 
riage: i. Abigail, born July 4, IJ>'>4, died 
April 14, iSii: married Shubael Gorham. and 
had : Sophia. Charlotte and Sliubael. 2. More- 
house, see forward. 3. Ebenezer, Jr., born 
January 17. 1768, died Xovember 11, 1S23; 
married, July 2, 1790. Rachel. b<->rn 1768. died 
March 9, 1S16, daughter of John Goodsell ; 
children: i. Walter, born October 11, 1791, 
died September 5, 1S58; married (first). No- 
vember 24. 1816. Anne, born Cictober 10, 1796, 
died October i, 1S29. daughter of Nathaniel 
and Mercy (Coley) \\"akeman. and had: a. 
Rachel, born October 7, 1817,- died April 3, 
18S7 ; married, November 7. 1840. Benjamin, 
son of William Bradley, and had : Edward, 
!^arah, Joseph and Arthur, b. Sallv Wake- 
man, born AugUr^t t,o. 1S20. married, Februarv 
2, 1842, J mas D. Hill, and had: Walter. Lu- 
cretia, Josephine and Ada. c. Wakeman, 
born Februarv 20, 1823, died May 13, i>^23. 
d. Mary .\nn, born August 15. 1824. died 
July 10. 182''). Walter Colev marrieil (sec- 
ond ) Xc'vember j,. 1834. Orra, dau!:;hter of 
Hezekiah. Jr.. and -\nna ' Burr) Ccilcx', and 
widow of Jonathan Coley. mentioned hereinlie- 
fore. Children: e. Walter. Jr.. !r>rn Septem- 
ber 9, 1835. f. Mercy Ann. linrn December 
16. 1836, married larvis Tavlrir. g. Ebenezer, 
born .\pril 26. 183S. died October 10. 1887. 
married, ^lav 14. i86t. Eleanor O.. daughter 
of Samuel and Eleanor (Fillow") ("irecrorv: 
children: Stanton, horn December 17, 18154. 
married. May I. i8no. Susan !M., daughter of 
John W. Hubble: Chester Ebenezer. born De- 
cember I, 1874. h. Samuel Morehouse, born 
May 2. 1839. married, December 16, 1862. 
Sarah E., <laughter of Harrv X'asb., and had : 
Willie, born Jnlv ih. 1864: Elriui^e. born Sep- 
tember 20. iS('y. marriefl. June -i. 1882. Wil- 
liam. Welsh: Fkirence Elizabeth, liorr Au- 
gust 26. 1875. married, January, i8i")5, Hcr- 
bct E. Bates, i. Henry Bur"-, born April 27. 
1848, married Helen A. Sevm.uir. and had ; 
.Alice Burr, born Aut^'ust 14. t8('iO. married. 
October 8, 1800, William Kirk, Florence 
Henrietta, born October 26. 1873. married, 
April, 1S94, John Whitlock : Infant, born 

I'ebruary 9, 1875, died 1875 ; Bertha Se\-- 
mour, born July 16, 1S77, married, October 
6, 1897, Oliver Henry Jennings, ii. David, 
born November 4, 1794, died 1864; married 
Sally, born 1807, died 1856, daughter of 
James Xash ; children : Mary, born 1827, died 
.\ugust 19, 1852; Anna, born 1S29, died jMay 
K), 1886: Ebenezer, died February, 18S3 ; Da- 
vid : Sarah Elizabeth. iii. Ebenezer, born 
July I, 1796, died July 6, 1796. iv. Samuel 
"Morehouse, born January 19, 1804, died Jan- 
uary 21, 1883: married (first) November 29, 
1S30, Alethea. born October 6, 1805, died 
March 12, 1S35, daughter of Taylor and Bet- 
ty (Bennett) Huributt ; children: a. Rev. 
James Edward, born October ii, 1832, mar- 
ried. May 29, i860, ]Mary Gray, born P'ebru- 
ary 22, 1S36, daughter of Rev. Enoch and 
Charlotte (Taylor) Huntington; children: 
Edward Huntington, married Julia Seely, 
daughter of Silas and Mary Elizabeth Co- 
veil, and had : r^Iarjory Covell and Elizi.iieth 
Huntington : Mary Pearsall, married William 
Gray, son of Captain William C. and .\mie 
(Sankey) Staples, and had: Horace, Horace 
William, ]\Jary Coley, Frank Huntington and 
Helen Huntington ; Francis Chase, married 
Cornelia Kelsey, daughter of Ambrose Spen- 
cer and Cornelia (Kelsey) Hurlbut. b. Sarah, 
born and died in September, 1834. Samuel 
Morehouse Coley married (second) Laura 
Dugas, born 1831, died December 7, 1882. 
and had: Charles Goodsell, died October 18, 
1854. 4. Samuel, born June 6, 1770, died De- 
cember 30, 1850: married, June 23, 1791, Rhu- 
amah. born October 18, 1770, died September 
II. 1855, daughter of Eliphalet and. Eunice 
(Bradley) Coley: children: i, John, born 
March 2, 1798, died October 10, 1822. ii. 
Samuel, died April 12, 1835. iii. Eliphalet, 
tv.'in of Samuel, died April 12. 1835. iv. Ed- 
son, married Jane Brittain, and liad : John 
Brittain and Sarah Jane. 5. Michael, born 
September 6. 1772, rlien December 17. 1807: 
married, Jul}' 33, 1793, Eunice, born 1776. 
d'ed September 22, 1803, daughter of Tolm 
and Abigail Hyde : children : i. John Hyde, 
born October ifi, 1796, dierl December 2, 
1865: married Mat-Ma P.each, and had: a. 
Mr:r\-. born .\r)ril 27, 1820. ilied December 
27. t8o8 : married Oliver S. Carter, b. Ju- 
li.t W'.. n.;.rn Feliruary 2J. i82h, died January 
2, i8q2: married Henry G. Lewis, and liad: 
Matiliia Cole}' and Josephine Mites, c. A son, 
born May, 1832. died July 15. 1833. d. Wil- 
liam B.. born 1834. died Xovember it, 1814. 
e. John Hyde, Jr.. married ^latilda Everett, 
ii. David, born August 16. 1799. died April 
o. 1872; married, January 6, 1819, Mary Ann, 
born November 22, 1799, clied February 15 

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1867, daughter of Aarun ami Iluldah Burr; 
children: a. Abigail Hyde, born August 24, 
1820, married. JJeceiubcr 17. 1838, Talcott, 
\vho died January iS, I^^~^S. s^n af I'.aulcs and 
Abigail (Jennings) W'ak' : cliiklren: 
Mary Ellen, bom .May 11, 1840: Julia Coley, 
June 2. 1S51. b. John Hyde, born June 30, 
1822, married, OctL-ber 19. 1848. Harriet 
Philips, c. Mary Hurr. born September 25, 
1824, married \\'illiam Hill, and had: Mary, 
born November 4. 18.^2: John, born Septem- 
•ber 12, 1845 : Harriet, d. Aaron Burr, born 
April 16. 1826, married. Xo^•enlber 14, 1S53, 
Harriet Spivey. e. Eunice, born July 13, 
1830, died October 14, 1S58, f. Rachel, born 
January 9. died January i},. \?-},2. g. Rachel 
Hyde, born January 25, 1833, marri'?'', Xo- 
vember 14, 1853. lienry Grove, .■^on of Allen 
and Lucy (Hotchkiss) Birge, and had: Ed- 
ward Coley, born October iS, 1855. h. Eliz- 
abetl'i. brjrn September 10. 1836, died August 
4, 1S6S. i. Margaret, born July 26, 1S38. died 
January 21, 187S. 6. Mary, born September 
9, 1774, died August 19. 1775. 7. Levi, born 
1778, died Xovember 20. 1S59; married, De- 
cember ID. iSti, ^lary Hyde, born 1790, died 
]\Iarch 26. 1871, daughter of David, Jr., and 
Lydia (Sturges) Coley, and had: i. r^Iary 
Ann, born 1S13, died April 3, 1834. ii. Da- 
vid Levi, born October 13. 1815, married 
Catharine, born August 22, 1S19, died April 
13, 1889. i.laughter of Eben Sherwood, and 
had: a. Frederick, born July 11, 1845. b. 
Catharii;e S., born X'oveniber 20, 1846, died 
April 6. 1849. c. Julia F., born July 11, 1848. 
died March 20. 1849. d. Katie E.. born 
j\htrch 16, 1850. e. Julia Dimon. born X'> 
vember 12. 1851, died 1897: married I'red- 
erick Sherwood, and had: Ralph Cole\', born 
April 17, 1881. f. Maria L.. born August 8. 
1S54. g. Mary Andrews, born January 10, 
1856, died December 3, i8f']7. h. David L., 
Jr., born Xovember 29. 1858. married Clara, 
daughter of Frederick and Jane Sherwood. 
and had a son, born February 4. 1894. iii. 
Levi David, born May 3, 18 18. died X'oveniber 
25, 1874: married Sarah M., dau.g'iter of 
Ward Xichols. and had: a. Mary Ann, born 
Sep'ember 20. 18-;;. marrieil Cornelius, son 
of William J. and Jane A. Finch, b. Fran- 
cis \\'iHiam. born September 23. 1848, mar- 
ried, December 24. 1875, ]\[innie H. Tali- 
man, who died Decembvr z^,, iS8t, and had: 
Clarence Tallm.rm and Maria L. c. Caroline 
C. born August 30. i8;i, died Decem.ber 8, 
iS8r; married. December 14. 1871. Charles 
G. Porter, and had : Charles R.. born Sep- 
tember 30. 1872. li. Sarah J., born June 13, 
1854. e. .Anna ^L, born June 4. 1856. f. 
William Francis, born TvTay 4, 1859, married. 

January 26, 18-81, Harriet, daughter of Heurv 
L Hoy't, and ha^i: William I-.. Jr.. born De- 
cember II, 1883, (iicd January 4. 18S4; Lienry 
L, born ^^arch 13, 1884, died ALuxli 30, 
1885. iv. Ebenczer. born 1821. died >,'ovem- 
ber 2-. 1852; married Jane, born FJiruary 2, 
1825, died July 2-j, 1859, daughter of Isaac 
Sturges. and had: a. Agnes Hope, married. 
February 25, 1879, Henry A. Thomson., and 
had: George, born ]^Iarcii i, i88o: William 
Albro, born February 7, 1S85. b. Jane Fran- 
ces, married Frank \\'eston. v. " Frederick, 
born X'oveniber i, 1825, died August 30. 1855 : 
married. .A.pril 25. 1S49, Harriet: Banks, and 

had,: Ella, married Smith; Fannv, 

inarried Provost. vi Frances AL. 

twin of Frederick, died March. 19, i8sS; 
married, Xovember 6, 1848, William Lansing. 

8. Mary, born 1780. married Abraham Ba- 
ker, and had : Ebenezer, Abraham. Marv and 
Sophia. 9. Hyde, born December 6, 1786, 
died May 15, 1789. 

fVT) Morehouse, eldest son and second 
child of Captain Ebenezer and Abigail (Alore- 
hcuse) Colcy, was born February 6. 1766, 
died October 6, 1843. He married. Februarv 
17, 1789, Abigail, born Alaich 6, 1767, died 
January 4, 183S. daughter of Jonathan and 
Sarah fOgden) Ogden. Children: i. John 
Hyde, born ?>Iay 11. 1700. died May 11. 1834; 
married. February 10, >8i9. Hannah fJownCb, 
born X'ovember 12. 1793. died Mav 21. 1871 ; 
children: i. ^lorehouse. born August 15. 
1820. died January 30, 1863 ; niarriei.1, Sep- 
tember 21, 1846, Alary, born June 6, 1820, 
daughter of Robert Lioldeii. and had: a. Mar- 
cellus. Ii.irn July 2~ . 1847, ''lied September 12, 
1852. b. Robert Hyde, horn April !, 1851, 
married. April 28, 1874. Emily Amelia, 
daughter of Daniel B. Bradley, and had: 
Lulu I\Iay. born September 3, 1877. ii. Tohn, 
born February 5. 1823. died September 10. 
1854. iii. Harriet Bradlev, born April 30, 
1824, married, :\Iay 28. ,'848. Eupiialet C., 
son of S'llomon Grav. nnd hid: a. Anne A., 
born September 21. 1S50. married William H., 
son of Daniel B. Bradley, b. Maurice, born 
October 7, 1S54, died November 25, 1874. iv. 
Samuel Burr, born Decemljer 5, 1826, d''ed 
X'oveniber 22. 1885. '•■■ Alary A., born April 
14. 1820. died March 31, 1832. vi. Marv A., 
born January 7. 1833, dieii 1874: married 
Lrasta? Green. 2. Abigail, born X'ovember 

9. 1791, died A.ugust 2. 1S67: married John, 
v.dio died December 21, 1875. son of John 
Gray: children: i. Marv Aforenouse, born 
October 22. 1817, married Thomas Goo'.isell. 
ii. Deborah Ann, born Alay ifi. 1821. mar- 
ried. :\Iay 22, 1S42. Lewis Bradley, iii. Eliza 
Hull, born August 6, 1S34, marrieri, Scptern- 

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ber 14, 1859, Henry M. Sherwood. 3. Lan- 
son, born August, 1795, died January 3, 1876; 
married (tirit) 1S23. Sally, born September 
24, 1795, died August 4, 1845. dar.ghter of 
Robert Downes ; children : i. Polly Morenouse, 
born April 2, 1825, died December 26. 1S9S; 
married, October 16, 1844, George S., son 
of Jabez and Anna Adams, and had : a. 
George E., born October 8, 1845, '''•^'J April 
9, 1857. b. William, born March 11, 1847, 
died Alay 29, 1848. c. Sarah Georgiana, born 
August 19. 1849. died ]^Iarch 6. 1855. d. 
Emma Jane, born April 27, 185 1, married, 
January 21. 1874. Maurice W'akenian. e. 
Frank Herbert, born 1S53. died June 8, 1856. 
f. Arthur Richards, born December 20. 1855. 
died January 7. 1S56. g. Jessie Catharine, 
born Xo\ember 5. 1856. married Joseph W. 
Hill. h. Infant, born and died 1858. i. John 
Lanson, born August 9, i860, j. Charles 
Francis, born 3.1arch 3, 1864. k. Infant, 
born March 28, 1866. died 1866. 1. Henry 
Frederick, born June 23, i867._^ ii. \\'iruam 
Lanson, born November 14, 1826, married. 
November 17 or 19. 1855, Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of Robert Holden, and had : a. \\'illiam 
H., born September 8, 1856, died August 19. 
1863. b. }iliriam. married, April 22. 1806, 
John Allen Birge. c. John Lanson. born Oc- 
tober 3, 1869. iii. Abigail Jane, born Octo- 
ber 16, 1838, married. May 16. i8i5o, Henry 
A., born September 20. 1831, son of John 
Hyde and Abby (Sherwood) Ogden, and 
had: Harold Hyde, born February i, 1S61. 
Lanson Coley married (second) August 30, 
1848, Emily, daughter of Daniel Sanford, 
and had: iv. Sarah Abiah. born March. 1851. 
died April 2~. 1890: married. Decembc- 29, 
1875, Daniel Eairr. son of Daniel Burr Brad- 
ley, , and had: Herbert Sanford. born De- 
cember 16, 1877. '^'icci ^lay 14, 1S83. 4. Mary, 
born August 12. 1798. died November 4. 1824. 
5. William, see forward. 6. Jonathan Ogden, 
baptized June 10, iSoo. 

(VII) William, third son and fifth child of 
Morehouse and Abigail (Ogden) Coley. was 
born April 30. 1709, died April 13, 1886. He 
married Eunice, born Noveinber 19. 1798. died 
September 19. 1851. daughter of Silliman and 
Mary ( Coley "> Fanton. Children: i. Hor- 
ace Bradley, ^ee forward. 2. Chaiincey. born 
jNIarch 18, 1S36. died August 6. 1873 : mar- 
ried Susan A. Bradley, and liad : \'irj:inia 
E., born October i. 1859, died March 4. 1884; 
married Horace A. ^dorchouse. 

(Vnn I-Iorace Bradley, eldest child of. 
William and Eunice (?"anton) Coley. was 
born June 29, 1829. He married (fir-t) Jan- 
uary 3. 1832. Polly Sophia ^Vakeman ; child. 
Henry Bradley. He married (second) Cla- 

rina Bradley W' (see Wakcman \'III 
and IXj. Children: i. Carrie E., born De- 
cember 5, 1859, died February 22, 1892 ; mar- 
ried, September 5, 18S9, Dr. Frank Goriiam. 
2. \\ illiam Bradley, see forward. He married 
(third) October 13, 1863, Abbey A., who died 
November 28, 1879, daughter of Solomon 
Gray. Children: 3. Henry Wakemaii, born 
January 8, 1867. 4. Abby H., born ]\Iay 21, 
1870, died .\pril 4, 1889. 5. Mary, died 
March 8, 18S9. 6. Horace Bradley, Jr.. born 
No\eniber 3. 1874, died March 12, 1S76. He 
married (fourth) Ellen A., daughter of Sol- 
omon Gray. 

(IX) Dr. William Bradley Coley, second 
child and only son of Horace Bradley and 
Clarina BrafUey (Wakeman) Coley, was born 
in W'estport, Connecticut, January 12, 1S62. 
His early education was acquired in his native 
town at the private school of Rev. James E. 
Coley, and from thence he went to the Easton 
Academy. He then m.atriculated at Yale Uni- 
versity, in 1880, from which he v."as gradu- 
ated in the class of 1884 with the degree of 
Bachelor of Arts. He was engaged as senior 
master at the Bishop Scott grammar school 
at prirtland, Oregon, for the next two years, 
then entered the Harvard ^^ledical School, be- 
ing graduated from that institution in 18S8 
with the degree of Doctor of Medicine. The 
New York Flospital was the scene of his next 
activities, and he served as interne at that in- 
stitution for two years, on the surgical serv- 
ices of Dr. Robert F. 'Weir and Dr. William 
T. Bull. He was instructor in surgery at 
the New York Post-Graduate Medical School 
from 1891 to 1897: clinical lecturer at the Col- 
lege of Physicians and Surgeons, 1897 to 
1907 : was then appointed associate in sur- 
gery, which position he Iield until 1909. when 
he was appointed professor of clinical sur- 
gery at Cornell University ^iedical School, 
of New York City. Dr. Coley is chairman 
of the Collis P. Huntington Cancer Reseai-ch 
Fund in connection v.dth the General 2\Iemo- 
ri?.i Hospital, at which he has been attend- 
ing surgeon for twenty years: he is also at- 
tending surgeon at the Hospital for the Rup- 
tured and Crippled. June 22, 19 10. th.e hon- 
orary de.gree of Master of Arts was conferred 
upon him by Yale University, in recognition 
of his eminent services in medical and surgical 
scientific research. He is equally lionored at 
Harvard Universilv, for \^hicll institution he 
was instrumental in securing a large endow- 
ment. On June 26, 191 1, he received the 
honorary degree of ]),Iasier of Arts from Har- 
vard. The discoveries which his careful 
investigations have enabled him to make 
have earned for him a world-wide reputation. 

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and, in July, iQiX), he nas inviteil to give an 
adilicss upon The I'reatnient of Inoperable 
Sarcoma (cancer) by Bacterial Toxins before 
the Surgical Section of ihe Royal Society 
of Medicine in London, a UiCthod of treatment 
original with himself. He has written a 
number of monographs on abi luminal sur- 
ger\' and malignant tmun'-s. and other sub- 
jects, and these have been piihli>hed in the 
leading medical journals. When his first pa- 
per upon the radical cure of hernia in chil- 
dren appeared, 1893, a number of surgeons 
upheld the opinii-n that in c!:iMren there 
should never be an operatinn fi^r this truuble, 
as it could be cured b}' mechanical means 
alone. Dr. Coley replied to this criticism by 
making an analysis of fifteen thousand cases 
of hernia observed at the Hospital for Rup- 
tured and Crippled in adults, in order to as- 
certain as nearly as possible the number which 
gave a history of hernia in infancy and child- 
hood. The careful study given to these cases 
developed the fact that at lea=t one-thinl of 
those under fourteen years of age. who suf- 
fered from inguinal hernia, were not cured 
by mechanical treatment, therefore, operative 
methods which were free from risks v.ere v.ell 
justified. In a short time his views were fully 

The limits of this article will not permit 
a full list of the writings of Dr. Coley, but 
among the large number are the following : 
"Operative Treatment of Hernia in Chililren." 
1893: "The Influence of Injury upon the De- 
velopment of Sarcoma." iS'/S; "The Parasitic 
Origin of Cancer," 1893; "Treatment of Inop- 
erable Malignant Tumors with Toxins of Ery- 
sipelas and Bacillus Prodigiosus," 1893-1911: 
"TheDisadvantages of Xon-absorbable Sutures 
in Operations for the Radical Cure of Hernia," 
1896; "Acute Traumatic ^Malignancy." 1901 ; 
"The Influence of the Roentgen Rays upon 
Sarcoma." 1902: "Amputation at the Hip 
Joint fo'- Sarcoma." 1903: "Bone Sarcom.a," 
1908: "Injury as a Causative Factor in Can- 
cer." 191 I. lie is als'i tlic ?.ntii'''r. cojoir.tly 
witbi th.e late Dr. \\'illiam T. Bull, of the sec- 
tion on hernia in "Dennis S^'stcm oi Sur':rery" 
a!id "International Text Book of Surgery." 
He also v.-rote tlie part on hernia .if Keen's 
"System of Surgery." reccntiv published. 
' The political afiiliations of Dr. Coley are 
with the Republican part\ . and he is a mem- 
ber of the foll-iv,ing-n:ipied organizations: 
New York .Academy of Medicine: Xew York 
Surgical Society: ?\ew York Pathological So- 
ciety: the University Cliiit: Harvard an^i Yale 
clubs of Xew York: the Xcw Yiu-k Hospital 
Alnmiii .\ssociation. He is entitled to mem- 
bershir- in the Sons i,f the American Revo'u- 

tii-n. He is a fellow of the American Surg'cal 
.\ssociation : also of the Southern Siirgical 
and (.i_\ necoj. .gica! Association ; a member of 
the State ?deijical Society, of tlie .\nierican 
Medical .Vssi.iciatioii, and of the Harvard 
Medical Society Lif Xew York, having served 
as president of the last named in 1902. He 
was president of the Xew York Hospital 
Alumni Association, 1910-11. He is also a 
Fellow of the American Academy of Science. 

Dr. Coley married, June 4, 1S91, .\lice, 
born at Xewton, Massachusetts, Julv 15, 1S66, 
iJaughter of Charles Bartlctt ami Mar\- Fiiz- 
abeth (Bracket) Lancaster, who were mar- 
ried in i860: Mrs. Lancaster was born at 
Xewton, April 13, 1837, died December 2, 
1902. Mrs. Cole}', by right of her descent, is 
entitled to membership in the Daughters of 
the American Revolution and in the Mav- 
tli:>wer Society. Children, born in Xew York 
City: I. Bradley Lancaster, December 23, 
1892. 2. Malcolm, Xovemher 29, 1890, died 
September 23, 1901. 3. Helen Lancaster, 
September 2, 1907. 

(The Wakemon Line). 
(T) Francis Wakeman, of Bewdley, 
Worcestershire. England, \\-as the English an- 
cestor of this family, and died ;5epten!her 2. 
i'iji'i. fie married at Eastham, England, now 
in Tenbnry, Anne Goode, who died January 
29, 1621. Children: i. Alary, bapti/e' ^.sOi:. 
married. January 14. ii'i3J. jnim \\'oven, and 
had: Alarv. 2. Sarah, married. Anri! ^o, 
ifoi. Richard Hubbeli, and had: Richard.' 3. 
Marth.a. ^H.^d in Xew Haxen. Co'n-.e-.ticut, 
1664: married. Xovember 30. f'/Ji, in Bewd- 
ley, '\\'il!iam Davis, who died 1659. .ui : ha.l: 
John, who dic'l at sea in 1657 : Sarah. ni:,r- 
ried William Russell, and had: X'oailiah and 
.Anna. 4. John, see forwar(i. 5. Samiiel. 
born in England, was killed at the Baluin:Hs, 

164 1 : married Eliza . and had chd- 

dren : i. A son wlio died at sea in i'^3i. ii. 
Eliza, married Joseph, Sorn in Engian'!. 'lied 
in Connecticut, son of John and Susanna 
.Arnold, and settled in Hadiiam, Connecticut: 
ciiil'iren : John. Joseph, Samuel. *--nsa:;nah.. 
I t:athan and Elizabeth, iii. E/bon, f'ic'.i in 
U383. iv. Joanna, married Francis Ilaclcton. 
of Xorthampton and later of Hartford. \. 
Grace, married John Ke'ly. 6. Isaac, iiied 
April 14 rf^oo. 7. jMscph. baptized ,\p'--d 23. 
1609. 8. Anne, married .Adam Xi-.hrls prior 
to 1645, '^^'■^ l^S-f\: John; Barachiah : Anna: 

Esther, Vi-ho married Ellis: Lvdia : 

Sarah: Ebcnezer. 9. Hester, married 'nrst) 
Thomas Selden, and harl : i. Thomas, 
ried Feliz. daugliter of William an^i TUary 
(rlonkins) Lewis, of Farmington. 'i. JciTn, 

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died Ma\ , 1650. iii. ;\iary, married Johii 
■ra}lur. iv. E-ther, died 11151. v. Ju-cpii, 
married Reiiecca, dai'.yiiier mI Deacim Ed- 
ward and }Aciry Church, vi. Hannah, liicd 
unmarried, HX)^. vii. I^.-tiier, viii. Sarah. 
Mn. belden married (scciiiid) Andrew War- 
ner, artd died at Hailley, Connecticut. 10. 
Priscilla, married Thomas Richards, and had : 
Mary and Thomas. 

(IIj John, son of Francis and Anne 
(Goode) W'akeman, was born at Rewdley, 
England, about 159S-99, baptized March 21, 
1601, and died at Hartford, Connecticut, 
1661. He emigrated to this country in 1(140, 
and held man\- important public ottices in the 
colonies. He married, at Dew dley, January 
28, 1628-29, Elizabeth, bajitized in Ribbes- 
ford Church. England. (Jctober 10, 1610, 
died at Xew Haven, Connecticut, 163S, 
daughter of William and Helen (\'ickarisl 
Hopkins, who were marrie.l Octoljer 30. kSoq. 
Children: i. John, baptized July 25, 1O30, 
died January 19, 1636. 2. Elellena, baptized 
December 2t. 1632, died June 22, 1674: mar- 
ried. (Jclober 29, 1650. Lieuienant-colonel 
John Talcott, who died July 2^1. 16S8: chil- 
dren: i. John, born Xovember 24. 165 1. ii. 
John, born December 14. 1653. married Abi- 
gail Tibbals. iii. Elizabeth, born February 
21, 1655. iv. Samuel, born August 21, 1058, 
died A.pril 4. 1661. v. Mary, born April 26. 
i66r. died April 19. 1723: married, about 
1692. Richard Edwards, who was grandfa- 
ther, by his first wife, of Rev. Jonathan Ed- 
wards, vi. Hannah, born December 8, 1*^53, 
died March 2S. 1696; married Lieutenant 
Governor XatJian Gold, Jr. -^ii. Dorothv, 
born Februarv 20. 1G66. viii. Governor [o- 
seph. born Xovember 16. iWx;. ix. Hellena. 
born June 17, 1674.. 3. Samuel, see forward. 
4. Elizabeth, baptized September 16, 1638, 
married, March 11. 1656-57, Samuel Kitchell, 
of Xeivark. X'ew Jersey, b'jrn 1633, died Ajiril 
20, 169a: children: i. Sarah, 'uarn Decemijer 
9, 1657. ii. Elizabeth, born February i. 1659; 
married Seth. ^on of ^I'chael Tompkins, of 
Arilford, Connecticut, who harbored the 
judges of King Charles in his house, iii. 
Abigail, born August 10. iGni. married John 
Wood of X'evark. Xew Jer^ev. iv. .Sar.mel 
V. }\[ary. married Josiah ^^"ard. of Xewark. 
vi. Susanna, married En=;ign Jonathan Bald- 
win, of Milford. Connecticut. Samuel Kitch- 
ell married ( second* Grace Pierson. and had: 
Abraiiam and Grace. 

(IH) Rev. Samuel Wakeman. second son 
and third child of John and Elizabeth (Hop- 
kins) ^^'akenian. was baptized June 7. 1635. 
died March 8, ifyQ2. He was marrieil in Xew 
Haven. C'^nnecticut. .\'igu=t 28. i6:;6. liv Gov- 

ernor Stephen Goodyear, le tlu- latter'^ d^i'.'.uh- 
ter ilannah, wii. > married i jecoiid 1 Xadianiel 
Curr. and died 1721. Ciiiidren : I. Sana el, 
born October 12, 1057, dieii ifjyi ; nnirned 
(first) Mary, daughter of Jehu I'.urr, and 
had: Mary, wdio died at the age of ^ixteen 
}ears. He married (i^econdj Sarah., dauj;!-.- 
ter of John Knowdes. an.d had: Sarah, born 
May 13. ifj9i, died Xovember 2S, 1710. His 
widuw married (second) Dugald }\IacKenzic. 
2. Joliii, see forward. 3. Ebenezer, born 
1668. died 1690; wa-. distinguished fe.r his 
military service. 4. JL)^el>h, born IC>70, dieil 
December 5, 1726: held the rank of captain 
and left an estate of mL>re than five thousand 
pounds: he married, H/'i7-9S. E!izaix-th. bjrn 
}>lay 6, 1679, died Augu^t iS, 1753. dauyhier 
of Ebenezer and Esther (\\"ardj Hawley, 
granddaughter of Ensign William and Debo- 
rah ( Lockwood ) Ward, and great-g-and- 
daughter of Flon Andrew ^^'ar'l. Chihlren: 
i. Ebenezer. born January 10, i69<'), die! ^.-p- 
tember 25, 1726: married Sarah Sturge-. and 
had: Ebenezer. born June 26, 1725. whi;) was 
distinguished as justice and deputy in Fair- 
field, ii. Catherine, baptized April 27. 1700. 
died September 25. 1753; marrieil. October 
18. 1722, John Burr, and had: Catherine, 
married Robert Wilson : Sarah, married Dan- 
iel Silliman ; Ann. m.arried Thomas Sher- 
wood : John: Deborah, married IchabLid 
\Mieeler : Elizabeth, married Colonel Abra- 
ham Gold : Mary, married Ebenezer Bar- 
tram : Justus ; Abigail ; (Jzias ; Amo^ : Wake- 
man, iii. Elizabeth, baptized April 19. 1702. 
died June 16. 1753 : married Captain .Samuel 
Burr, and had: Mehitable. marrieii Jo-eiui 
Squire : Setli, died unmarried : .Samuel : Dan- 
iel ; Ebenezer: Xehemiah : Ellen, married Cap- 
tain Abel Goid ; Elizabeth, niarriel Samuel 
Sillinian : Charles. Captain .^ctnir.ei Burr 
marrie.l (second) Ruth Bulklev. iv. Jo-eph. 
JKirn 1703. i-Iied Septeml::er 23. (7('j2 : Uiarvied 
Abigail, daughter of Gi.leon aiul Ar.nah 
Burr Allen, and had: Ann, marric'l i-aac 
Gorman: Joseph: Mar}-, married John Haz- 
zard : Joseph: Abigail, married John, son of 
Joseph Gorliam. v. Jabez. born 1705-0:1, died 
Hctober 10. T774: married,. Jime 1. 1727. 
Ruth, daughter ■:■{ Tim^tliv an 1 Sarrdi ■ SVier- 
\\-ood I Treadwell. and had: H;innah Eliza- 
beth, married Stephen Hull: William, mar- 
ried Sarah, dauehter in" Joseph and .-"vbiQail 
(Dimon'i Hill: Joseph: Sarah, marriei' ."~am- 
uel Bra'lley Ir.. of Greenfield Flil! ; Jabez: 
Joseph; Jabez: ifable. married (jein-^e. -''n 
of Colonel Andrew and Sar.ah 1 .Str.rLTes ) 
Burr: Peter, married Sarah Jennini;-: Eu- 
nice, married Lewis Goijcisel: : Tiniiithy, 
ried Anna, daugl-.ter nf Rev. John Sherw.>-.d. 

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of Strattield, Connecticut ; Jcjel, married Ra- 
chel Thorp. \i. Samuel, baptized January 30, 
1709, died in infancy, vii. ]\Iary, baptized 
July 23, 1710, died ^larch 19, J743: married. 
August 4, 1736. William, sor. of Colonel John 
Burr, and had: \\'illiain, who died in infaiicv. 
viii. Samuel, born 1713, died August 15, 1752; 
was ensign and lieutenant of the First Com- 
pany in Fairfield : married Ruth , and 

had: Catherine, married Abraham Andrews; 
Hannah, married Samuel Andrews; ^lary, 
married Isaac Tucker; .Andrew, was captain, 
and married (first) Hannah, daughter of Da- 
vid Allen, (second) Eunice, daughter of John 
and Eunice Smedley ; Elizabeth : Elizabeth, 
married Colonel Jonatlian Dimon. ix. Ste- 
phen, born 1716, died March 23, 1760; mar- 
ried, January 11, 1734, Mary, daughter of 
Stephen Adams, and had: Eunice, married 
Elihu Burritt, who served in the revolution : 
Captain Stephen, married }.Iary. daughter of 
Nathaniel and Ann ( Silliman ) Adams; Jes- 
sup, married Amelia, daughter of Xehemiah 
and Abigail (Bradley) Banks: Sarah, married 
Benjamin Banks, of Creenfield ; Mary; Bet- 
sey, married Zalmon Bradlev : Marv, marrierl 
Seth Shervood. 5. Rev. jabez, born 1(578, 
died October 8, 1704: married, at Soutliamp- 
ton, Lo!\g Island. September 29, 1702, Eunice, 
daughter of Colonel Matthew Howell, and 
had : . Samuel, born September 27. 1704, died 
iti infancy. His widow married Governor 
Joseph Talcott. 0. Mary, married IMichael 
Clugstone, and had: John, Samuel and }>I-irv. 
7. Ann, married .-Abraham Howell, who ^vas 
major of a regiment in Siiffcilk county. Long 
Island, in 1700. 8. Elizabeth, married Albert 
Denny, and had: i. John, married (fir^t) 
Mary, daughter of John and Mary (Han- 
ford) Edwards, of Stratfield. Connecticut, and 
(second) Sarah, daughter of Rev. Joseph and 
Elizabeth (Nichols) Webb, of Fairfield; he 
was the grandfather of William Hooper, one 
of the signers of the Declaration of Independ- 
ence, and of Josepli Dennie. editor of the 
Portfolio, and author of "The Lay Preacher." 
ii. Grizzell, married Rev. Daniel 
iii. Margaret, died young, iv. .-\nnabel, died 
young. V. James, baptized March 14. 1702-03, 

married (first) Eunice . ( '-ecnR(l) .^ar- 

ah , and liad : Eunice, wb.o married 

, Thaddeus But; Sarah, who ni:irried Rev. 
James Savre. 

(IV) Captain Jolm (2) Wakeman. second 
son and child of Rev. Samuel and Hannah 
(Goodyear) W;ikeman. wa^ horn 1050. died 
February 15. 1700. He was cajitain of the 
train band in the ea=t end. of the town of 
Fairfield. He married, .\pri! 24, 1687. Mar- 
tha, who died June 5. 1710, daughter of Rich- 

ard and Elizabeth Hubbell. Children: i. 
Hcllena, born August 24, 16S9, died Febru- 
ary 12, 1710-n. 2. .-\nn, born .March 24, 
Uj02. 3. Samuel, born Feb.'uary 24. 16193, 
died October 19, 1771 ; married Elizabeth, 
born 1695, died Mareii 14, 1759. and had; 
i. Eleanor, baptized August S, I72i;x ii. Mo- 
ses, baptized .August 8, 172(5. died Mav 14, 
1764; married. August 2T. 1745. Alary, 
daughter of John Goodsell. and had : Epa- 
phras. married Eunice, daughter of Ephraim 
Nichols; Eliphalet, married Katlierine, daugh- 
ter of William Bennett, of Weston. Ci.'>nnecti- 
cut : Elizabeth, married James Hill; Alarv, 
married Fitcli. of Pcnnsylvar.ia : Sar- 
ah, married Elisha Thorp, of Ea^ton. and re- 
mo\-ed to Nova Scotia: Samuel, iii. .Anne, 
baptized August 8, 1726, ' married 
Hidibell. iv. Elizabeth, baptized ^720. niar- 
ried. January 23. 1746, John Lyon, of Lanes- 
borough, Alassachusetts, and !iad : Jabez, 
Thomas. John. Elizabeth and John. v. Sarah, 
baptized October 5, 1731, dieil J-muary 18, 
1769; married, November 2.. 175'). Gershom 
Hubbell. vi. Sairuel, baptizcl Alarch 10, 
1734. died .August 6. 1809; was lieutenant and 
eapiain of the Fourth Regiment: married. 
January 17, 1740. Mabel, daughter ...f Tim- 
i>thy and Sarali (Rowland) Burr. ,-iiildren: 
Llijyd. of Ballston Spa. New York-, married 
Sarah Redfield ; Anne; Samuel, of Ballston 
Spa. married Caty Beach, of Weston. Con- 
necticut ; Alabie ; Ezekiel. of Baliston Spa, 
married Sarah. <lnugliter of John X^'b.eeier, of 
Weston, Connecticut ; Jesse : Eleanor, mar- 
ried Judge Stephen \A'heeIer, of Weston. Con- 
necticut ; Sarah, married Da-i'id Bra'llev. of 
Weston, Connecticut: Jesse, marrie'.l Eleanor, 
daughter of Epaphras Wakeman. of Green- 
field Hill, Connecticut. 4. Elizabeth, l.iorn 
June I, 1695. died 1737. 5. Alartha. born 
September 24, 1700, married, in Stratfield. 
February 2. 1720-21. Israel, born iftrtT,. ilied 
after 173 1, son of Rev. Charles Chauncey. and 
had : Sarah and Abigail. 6. Stephen, born 
October 15, 1702, died 1761-62; married, in 
Fairfield, Connecticut, .April 28. T727. Rebec- 
ca, baptized February 2.;, 1712, rlie'i 1762. 
daughter of Daniel Aloreiiouse; chilrlren : i. 
Sarah, born Alarch 15, 1728. d-'ed lime ir, 
1728. ii. David, baptized January ii. 1730. 
died January 13, 1813-14; marriei Mary E., 
daughter of Jeremiah and Elizabeth ■ Cr<le> 5 
Jennings, of Fairfield. Connecticut, and had: 
Jeremiah, married Plioebe. daughter I'f Tohn 
flendricks; Alary, married David riiibert: 
Sarah, married Thomas Ludington. o;" Dutch- 
e^> cnunt}-, New V.:rk: Da\id. inarried Es- 
ther ; F.unice. married Tames Treail- 

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Esther, daughter of John and Esther (Brad- 
ley) Hill, and had: Sarah, iv. Eunice, born 
January 31, F735, died Jamiar}- 29, I7''i5 1 
married Nathan, son of John and Iisther 
(Bradley) Hill, ar.d hail: luuiice. married 
Daniel .Meeker: Aaron: Sarah: Stephen, v. 
Squier, born June 29, 1738. married Damaris, 
daughter of David and Daiiiari.s (Davis) 
Bradley, and had : Olive. Olive and Dama- 
ris. vi. Stephen, born November 19, 1740, 
died Alay 7, 1744. vii. James, born March 
19, 1742, died about .\pril, 176S ; probably 
married, viii. Steplien. born October 23, 
1743, died about Ajiril, 176S; probably mar- 
ried, ix. Sarah, born January 26. 174S. died 
April 26. 1770: married Jolm .Mvad. :md 
had: John and David, x. Noah, burn No- 
vember 28, 1751. dieil Novenilier 5. 1777: 
married (first) Lydia Wheeler, 1 second) 
]Mary. probably daughter of David Braille)-. 
7. John, see forward. 

(\') John (3), third son and seventh and 
youngest child of Captain John (2) and Mar- 
tha (Hubbell) \\'akeman, was born .\ngust 
27, 1705, died 1789-90. He married Cath- 
erine, born July, 1706, died April 9, 1777, 
daughter of r^Ioses and Jane Gilliert. Chil- 
dren: 1. Ebenezer, born January 20. 1729, 
died June 20. 1730. 2. John, see forward. 3. 
Gershom, born November S, 1731, died May 
30, 1781 ; he served in the revolution and was 
slain by the British at Conipo, \\'e=tport, Con- 
necticut : married (first") April 15, 1757, Eliza- 
beth, daughter of David Down: (second) 
April 12, 17S1, Mrs. Huldah Williams, daugh- 
ter of Hubbell. Children, all by tirst 

marriage: i. Abigail, born March, 10. 1758, 
married Closes Banks, and had : '\\'akeman ; 
Wakeman : ?\Iary, married Captain W. Mee- 
ker, ii. Abel, born March 19. 1760, died Au- 
gust 13, 1S20; married Eunice Down, and had 
Susan, married Sturges Morehouse : Abel ; 
Frederick, iii. Gershom. born April 11, 1762, 
died Apnl 3, 184S : married Sibbell Bradley, 
and had : Lucy, married Joseph Odell : ^^'ake- 
nian : Jane ; Islary, married Alonzo Wakeman. 
iv. Molly, born July 21, 1765, died Novem- 
ber 22, 1829: married Jonathan Banks, and 
had : Jonathan : Zalmon : Abrarn ; Sally ; Pol- 
ly, married Charles Nichols; Sophia. v. 
Isaac, born }ilarch 13. I7h*^. died Septem- 
ber 23. 1844; married Sarah Bradley, and 
had : Clara, married Coville Buckley : IL^ra- 
tio P., married Rachel, daughter of Nathan 
Lobdell : Ezekiel B. vi, Betsey, vii. Parme- 
lia, born ]\Iay 7, 1772, died February 18, i8C)2; 
married (first) Gershom Sherwood, (sec- 
ond) Jerem.iah Sherwood; cliildren by first 
marriage: Fanny, married Zaimon L'anks : 
Cvnthia, married Daniel Bradle\- ; ciiiMren bv 

second marriage : Gershom Wakeman ; Par- 
melia, married Willi. mi Banks: Deli:i M., 
married Eii Wakeman. viii. Soth, born Jaim- 
ary 15, 1774, die^I .\pril S, T775. ix. Seth 
Burr, born Decemlicr 10. 1775. died Feliruarv 
24. 1857: married (first) I''cbruary 23. 1805, 
Clara, daughter of Jesse Nichols, (second) 
April 15, 1831, Sarah, daughter of Natlian 
and Mabel ( Bulkley ) \\''heelcr, and had by 
the first marriage: Horace, married Jean- 
nette, daughter of John Becker ; Alonzo. mar- 
ried (first) Catherine, daughter of Peter Stall, 
("second) Mary, daughter of Joseph and Lucy 
(Wakeman' Odell: Horatia : '.Maria, married 
Joseph Sharp: Charles. 4. Ebenezer. born 
Jidy 20. 1737. died March 31, 1S23 ; married 
(first) ^lay 3, 17(54. Elizal)eth. daughter of 
Josiah and Susanna ( Disbr'ow ) Webb: 1 sec- 
ond ) Sarah, daughter of Daniel and .Alary 
(Hubbell) Shelton : children, all by first mar- 
riage: i. Elizabeth, born June 20, 1765. died 
June 4, 1835: married Hoyt Banks, and had: 

Milly, m.arried Wheeler: Ebenezer; 

Emily, married Charles Wir.ton : Albert ; 
Noah : Charles, ii. Eunice, born August 10, 
176(1, married .-\sa Squire, and had: Eben- 
ezer. Morris, Sarah. Anne and ]Marv. iii. Eb- 
enezer, born March 4, 1770, died October 12, 
1848; married Eunice, daughter of Seth and 
Dorothy (Williams) Bradley, and had: Cla- 
rissa, married Ebenezer Hawkins; Errata, 
married \\'akeman Hull: W'yllis. married 
.\.nna, daugliter of E<lmond and Esther ( Bar- 
low) Jennings: ^Jatilda, married (first) Miles 
Lockwood. (second) James Black-man: Pau- 
lina, married Abijah ^\'allace : Catherine, mar- 
lied Robert Sage: Eunice, married Jolm Wal- 
lace : Fanny, married Orrin Sherwood : Hap- 
p}-, married William Patterson Knajip ; Fred- 
erick : Frederick Bradley, married (first) 
Anna B., daughter of Stephen and L'rilla 
(Goodsell) .Sherwood, (second) Sally, daugh- 
ter of Levi and Folly (Patchen) Rc'iiertson ; 
George; Elizabeth, iv. .\biiah. married Mary 
Buckley, and had: Charles, married 1 first) 
Lydia, daughter of John and Sarah 1 Mcnnett) 
Alitchcll. (second) Debby (^Mitchell 1 Bacon, 
daughter of John Mitchell: Caroline: Mary, 
married Cyrus Beardsley : Maria, miarried Jo- 
seph West ; Flarriet. married Ran L-ilph A. 
Hufford; Caroline, v. Jonathan, died at Al- 
bany, July 6. 1843 • n-iarried Clara, daugtiter 
of Thaddeus and Esther (Bradley i Wake- 
man. and had; Flon. Abrain. married Mary 
E., daughter nf Cyrus and Mary (Lee) Hr.r- 
wood ; James, n-iarried (fir^t) Rath- 
bun. ('secc>nd I Rebecca i^otho-at. 'third) 
Elizabeth Ooihout ; Thaddeus Burr, married 
Emily Frances, daughter of Elbert and !\Iary 
S. fCock) Ludlam ; Caroline, vi. Abrani. 

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vii. Rachel, born Septeiii'ier 24. I7('i8, died 
October 7, 176S. \iii. .Mary, twin <.ii Ra- 
chel, dii?d Xovciiilicr, i7Lr^. ix. Sarah, b'.irn 
about 1777, died Fcliruary 14, 1S37 : mar- 
ried Richard Firman or I'ainiian. aiid had: 
Julia: ]iarriet, married William liank^. 5. 
Eleanor, hovu April 0, ij}.'). died 17S — : mar- 
ried. ?vlay 3, 171 '4. KHphalet Lyon, and had: 
i. W'akcman. liirn Jar.uar\ J5. 171,15. iliei;! y\:iv 
23, 17 — . ii. Eleanur. bL'rn April 18, 17117, 

married W'ilsMn. iii. Ehphalet. Ij'jrn 

jNIarch 28, 177 r. died AuL^c.-t 7. i84('>. iv. 
Rowlantl, burn May 13. 1774, ilietl Fel.iruary 
4. 1775. V. Fucinila. i:)i;jrn December 27, 
1777, liied Septen.iber 26. 1833. 6. Abi'^ail, 
born Sei'tember 22. 1741. dierj March 3, 1847: 
married (firit) March S. 1758. Seth Meeker, 
(second) David Jenniiii,'; : children, all bv 
first marriage: i. .^eth. Ijajjtizeil May i>, 1750. 
ii. Joseph, baptized June i, 1761. iii. .\bicail, 
baptized February 12. 17114. iv. Samuel, bap- 
tized September 18, 1711S. v. Eleanor, bap- 
tized }ilarch 18, 1770, married S. .Morehijuse. 
vi. r^Iary. married Nathan Treadwcil. vii. 
Huldah. baptized March. 19. 1780. married 
Hezekiah Ogi'.en. viii. \\'akeman. baptized 
January 3. 1784. i.\. Joseph G.. baptized Feb- 
ruary 20. 1785. 7. Seth, born January 30, 
1744, died Ji'ly iS, 1770; it is supposed that 
he married and was the of: Seth. died 
January 9, 1838; married Sarah, daughter of P.ennett. and had : Alphcmson or 
Alonzo: Edgar Bennett: Almira ; Seth Md- 
nor: Thaddeus Burr, married Hannah, daugh- 
ter of Gershom liennett ; Mary Louise: 
George P. : William. 8. Thaddeus. born Sep- 
tember 19, 1745, married, 10. 1772. 
Esther, daughter of Daniel and Mary 1 Burr 1 
Bradley ; children : i. Daniel, born and died, 
April 24. 1773. ii. E^iher. born January 29. 
diedApril 24. 1775. iii. Thaddeus Burr, burn 
September 13. 1778. die 1 Xo\emlier, 1848; 
was a founder anil secretary oi the .Niuerican 
Institute of X'ew York. iv. Esther, born Sep- 
tember 2^, 1781, died October 25. 1807. v. 
Clara, born 1784. died November im. 1850: 
married Jonathan \\'akeman, and had: 
Abram, James, Thaddeus Burr and. Caroline. 
all mentioned abeive. vi. Eunice 1 ?i. vii. 
Daniel, born 1784, died Mav 30. 18117: mar- 
ried }>[ary, dau;^hter of Bcnianiin W. Hallett. 
and had : Sarah, married Philander Ferry : 
Irene J. : Ida Frances, married John Burr, 
viii. .\braham, died Xovemher 21. 1815. 9, 
Jane, born January 7. d:eil January 2J. 1848. 
10. Catlierine. b(_irn January 24, 1730-51. mar- 
ried Ichabod Wheeler. 11. Hannah. 

("vT) John (4). secoTid son and child of 
John 13) and Catherine (Gilbert 1 W'akeman. 
was born January 29, 1730-31. died July 24, 

1809. He served a^ private in the l-rnnt'ii 
Regim.cnt. C-nneclicnt Mi!;tia. C>>lunel ( jold 
S. Silliman, .Ma\-, 1770: in tlie Ce.a^t ( iuard, 
C)cto!x-r. 1770: :il Peek-kill, .mder l^ieutenant- 
Colonel Jonathan Dimon. (?)ctober, 1777. He 
married, in Greenfield. Connecticut. C)ct'iber 
3. 1753. Esther, born September 2. 1730. died 
December 20. 1808, daughter of Frtmc's ami 

(Sturges) Brailley. Cliiblrcn: i.L\- 

nian. born January 26. 1755. diet! March 0. 
iS3''i: married, about 1780. .\bigad Turney, 
and had: i. Samuel, born December 17, 1781, 
died August 2. 1834: married iJrusilla Xich- 
ols, and had: Da\'id. married Rebecca, daui^h- 
ter of Xeliemiah Barlo,\-: Abigail, married 
W'akeman Jennings; Joim: J;ine ; Samuel, 
married Sarah, daughter of Alia and Eliza- 
beth (Dimon) Bradley; Seth: Hiddah; IV.Hy, 
marrietl Hiram S. Wakemaii ; Harriet. li. 
Lewis P.. bi>rn luh'. 1784, died Jamiar\- 10. 
1823 : niarried E.-ther. /laughter of Ezekiel 
C)'lj'anks, and hat!: liradley. married Luc\', 

daughter of and Ro.xana (Johnson) 

Jennings; Hanford , Andrew, marrie'l Mar\', 
daughter of Samuel Bradley; ^Iar\-; E-ther. 
iii. Esther, baptized August 29. ij'io. mar- 
ried Isaac Jennings. 2. Esther. hMrn Augu>t 
15 17513, died March 4. 1820: married Isaac 
Brad!e_\'. and had . L'riah ; Isaac ; Eleanor . 

Uranah, married Xichols. and died 

October 9, 1813. 3. Mary, horn July 15. 
1758. died January 20. 1849; married. Janu- 
ary 2^. 1781. Levi P. Bradle)-, and iiadi; i. 
Alja. hcirn (Jct^lier 9. 1783. died December 
2, 1 8^1 1 ; married Elizabetli P)imon. ii. Cia- 
ris-a. burn (October 21. i78e'i. iii. Eunice. b':>rn 
!May i. 1791. died February 18. l8of'i. iv. 
\\"oolse_\-. born December 5. 1794, died Febru- 
ar_\- 18. 1S06. 4. John, born March ;o. 1700, 
died Septemljcr 16, 1803: married (first) 

1786, ; (second! Mrs. Lydia Bradley; 

children; i. Sally, born September, 1788, died 

October 14, 1803: married Cariiuin. 

ii. Fanny, bovn January. 1790. iii. John, born 
April 27. 1791. died April 8, 1850: married 
Ruth -Adams, ami bad: William Henrv Hrir- 
rison: John Adams: Sherwood E. ; Brailiev; 
Eli; Harriet, married Dr. .-\braham Pr'Hi-on: 
a sun: a daughter; Maranrla. iv. Aima. 1) irn 

Decemlier, 171)4. marrie;! P.ank-, v. 

Laura, born (Jctciber. 1707, died 1821. \i. Har- 
riet, born June. 1800, died December 12, 1820. 
5. Eleanor. I)cirn January 30. 1702. diid. May 
21. 1846; married. December 2fi. 1781. (~iid- 
eon Couch, and had: i. Wakeuuin. b'-nn 
March 3. 1785. ii. Gideim. born C)cteber '2. 
1788, died Ivfav 31. 184'''. ii'. Eli. burn June 
2. 1791. died September 3, I7'i('i. iv. Charirv.. 
b'~rn July 2. I~i'i3. died September 3. I7')''>. 
v. Eli, born September 25, 1797. vi. Charity, 

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linrn I\-! riinrv 11, iSoj. (>. Eli, tiaiitizcd 
March 17, i7''i4. (iuii iii infancy. 7. Xathnn, 
bajitizfd .Marc'i! 23. 17(111. tlie 1 Fe'iiiiaix lij. 
1S5T; I'lavricd. April. 17.'-^;. .Vi-i^a'i ' '. -li!. and 
y 10. I7.'<>'', died 1^53 ; 
— , and luad ; Hiram 
1 l'nll_\. daii:;htcr o{ .-^amiiel 
■: Havid, married Sarah II.. 
and Sarah ( llari cr I Ells ; 
[■"rthcr. married William 
W'akciiian : Slu-rwi i.:d : a 

Treadwc!'. ii. Jo- 

);orn .\pril 0. i7(;o. iV.c \ Marcli 12. 
Xathan, born March 24. 17112. died 

had : i. \lmon, '■:"''. 
married Rnhamah 
Sherwoi >d, marridl 
\\akeman ; lieijrc;e 
daugiiter of E!i?h:! 
Murri-: Thomas: 
Henry Harrison 
daughter, niarric 
seph Hil 
182^ ii 

June i'>. iSSo: marrie I Sarah, ihrichter ot 
Ehen and Midlie i ^ J^d^n i lUirr an 1 liad : 
Eleanor: Xadian 1!.: Ilarri-. married Irene 
Terry: Scudder I!., married E:izal:eth B.. 
dauuliter rt Ephraim and Loi> ( W'akeman i 

Osborn : Jehiel H.. married Swarth- 

out : Henry, marrie! 1 rirst 1 Jennie Stewart, 

(second I Shepherd : Harriet, married 

Jame> Co\ert : Sarah ]\I. iv. Solomon, born 
Felirrary 2h. i~u:. die! Deceniljer. 1856; 
married E-t'.er. danghter oi Zalmon and 
Polly I ( \L;''en > Burr, and had: Jessup Eben, 
married Jennie Ferris, of Lawrence, Michi- 
gan: Moses Aaron, married Lncinda Bulk- 
ley; Polly Sc'pliia. married William Riley; 
Nathan Burr, married Belle Braybrooks ; 
Abby Augusta, unmarried : Burrows ].. mar- 
ried Margaret F. Foot. v. Abigail, born 
March 3. 1796. died 1892. S. Eli. baptized 
Sejiteniljer 10. 176S. married Ruliamah. 
daughter of Epaphras and Jane CBurr) Good- 
sell, atid had: i. ^ledad. baptized September 
19, 1790. died July 17, iSfi. ii. Elihu, bap- 
tized January 22. 171,17. marrieil Martha, 
dau.ghter of Andrew Mann. iii. Parmelia 
Burr, born February 14. 1793, died .\ugust 
13, 1840: married Josiah Smith, and had: 
IMartha. iv. Eleanor, born 1793. died August 
iS. 1867: married Eela Seyniijur. and had: 
Mary Ann. George and William, v. Bradlev, 
born 1796. died 18.^,4 : married Mary .\nn. 
daughter of Jacob \Vellslager. and had: Aus- 
tin: Alonzo Burr: Elizabeth Ruliamah. mar- 
ried Joseph Proctor ; Lewis Bud. married 
Mary, daughter of Captain William W. and 

''Montgomer\- 1 La\fie;d. vi. F)i:non, 

baptized January 22. 1797, died ^iay 8. 1870. 
\;ii. Gideon, viii. Austin, born February 11, 
1804. died December 1.7. i8;o; married Louisa 
H.. daughter of Mayor Curtis, of Connecti- 
cut, and liad: Julia .\nn ; Lewis B.. married 
Lavinia P.. dauglner of ^ilo^es \\'alton: 
Mayor Curtis: IToretta : Albert C. : Ecjbert J.: 
L^riah : Charles E. : Frank: Richard A. ix. 
Adelia. born July 21. 1S03, died Julv 20, 18)^ : 
married Austin Sperry. and had: Mr.ry J., 

married James Atwcijij; Eliza ^[., married 
hreiierick I'airchiM. x. Henr\-. 01 Colum- 
bu;. I )1h(i. xi. Susan. Ijoni Marcli 22. iS'ji./, 
died I-'ebruar_\ 9. 18S7: tiiarried William 
Ilawley, Jr.. and had: Sarah Marshall, mar- 
ried ( tirst ) Fredericks, (second) 

Sanger, xii. J:ine, born June 18, 180S, 

diei! Uctober 22. I'^jii: married Guv B. i'enn, 
and had: -Mary .\nn : Mabel P... M'. D.. mar- 
ried Dr. Robert L. King: A:iielia. xiii. Ma- 
rie, born Septemlier ir, 1810, marriciJ. 'Oliver 
Cliick. and had: Adaline ; Zalmon W . : Wil- 
liam B. : Edwin A. ; George E. xiv. L'riah, 
born September 11. 1810, died December 14, 
183 I : married Elizabeth .\bel. xv. Ruliamah, 
Iji-Tii Decemlier u;, 1812. married Dayton 
Mattoon. and had: Sarah Elizabeth, married 
Gei>rge R. Baldwin: William Bradley, mar- 
ried Sarah Jane Davis : Amelia Jane, mar- 
ried Henry Truman Dayton ; Alansiai : Helen 
(ricrtru'le: Charles Burr, married .Mice Kel- 
logg, xvi. ]Medad, died in intancy. i). Aaron, 
baptized September 26, 176S, died September 
30. 1822; married Sarah Sherwood, and had: 
i. Abigail, born Xovember 27. 7786. died Oc- 
tol'cr 20. 1841 ; married Jonathan Banks, and 
had: -Anna, married Eli Sherwoijd : Polly, 
married Bradley CjiilkFcII : Catherine, m:irried 
Jarvis Patchen : Junathan, married Paurinda, 
daughter of Levi Sherwood; .Aaron. ii. 
Mary, born October 0. 1788. died October 29, 
1826: married Abijah Merwin. iii. Sarah, 
born September 20, 1790, died Septenibei 13. 
1873. iv. Charles, born LMay 31, 1792. <\\t'\ 
August 8, 1866: married Marilla, daughter of 
X'atlian Banks, and had: Aaron Burr and Ir- 
ving, v. .Aaron, bijrn 2\Iarch 21, ITOA- 'Eed 
February 28. 1810. \ i. Laurinda, b^irn Jaii- 
uarv 20, 1799, died September 12, 1823; mar- 
ried Hanford Xichols, and had: Lluyd : Heii- 
rv : Laura, married David Sherwoo 1. vii. 
Burr, died in infancy, viii. Burr, born De- 
cember 23. 1802. died .Xu^ust 20. 1832: ni:ir- 
ried .Mary A, Lyon., and had: William Burr, 
married Emmeline, daugriter of Reuben B. 
and Catlierine L. Gilbert : Jane. ix. Betsey, 
born February 22. 1806, died May 20. iS'^c;; 
married Emory Sherwood,, and had : Lau.rimia 
W., married .Arthur Merwin: Sarah .\.. mar- 
ried .\. C, Lyon. x. Eli, 'jorii Cjctoliev 24, 
1809. died October 13. 1888; married Delia 
yi.. daughter of Jeremiah and Parmelia 
(Wakemani Sherwond. and had: Herni'in. 
married ( fir^t ) Britannia S., d.augliter .:■! 
Richard Tuers, 1 second ) Mrs, E.lith Hall, 
d.'iui;hter of Wiliiam Wilkinson: .\meiia : 
William, married. Eveline J., daughter of 
Wiliiam Meeker: Heiir\-. married Sarah .\., 
daughter of AdoIIo- K. and Harriet 1 Cll- 
mer) Wadsworth : Elizabeth: Mary; Dwight; 

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Eli, niarricil Mary llurr, daughter of Charles 
\y. and Parthena .M. Johnjun. xi. Muse^, 
born Ai.'ril 6, 1^15, died .Vpril 19. 1S1J4: mar- 
ried Lydia. ('augh.ter of Hezekia'.i Sherwood, 
and had: Moses Aaron, married Mary, rlauqh- 
ter of Bradley \\'iiHams ; Charles Burr, mar- 
ried Julia H., daughter of John Lockwood ; 
an unnamed child: Alida Bell, married Melzar 
Brotherton. 10. Asahel, see forward. 11. 
Daniel, born September 26, 1773, died July, 
1849: married. May, 1799. Esther, daughter 
of David and Abigail (Waldo) Bucklin, and 
had : i. Stephen, ii. Waldo, born October 
17, 1802, died the same day. iii. John B., 
born December 6, 1804, died Alarch 31, 1862; 
married ]\Iary. daughter of Zalmon and Clara 
(Nichols) ^N'akeman. and had: Eleanor 
Couch: \\'arren Waldo: Hugh B. : John Zal- 
mon ; Horace : Ward : Burreli. iv. Eleanor, 
born July 11, 1808, died September 4, 1829; 
married Julius S. B.eardsley, and had three 
children. \ . Zalmon Bradley, born August 10, 
i8og, died September 10, 1SS7 : married Al- 
vira Thornton, and had: L.aura L. : Julia A., 
married Charles Eanclier : Francis Burr, mar- 
ried Mary E., daughter of John Luscomh. of 
Devonshire, England : Phebe Esther, married 
William S. Inman • \'ictoria J.; Stephen 
Quincy : Cora. vi. Esther A., born May 24, 
1815, died [March 24. 1834: married \\'ells 
Brayton. and had one child, vii. Laura, born 
December 16. 1817. died July 31. 1825. viii. 
Polly, born December 16. 1817, died June 14, 
1819. 12. Betsey, born October 10. 1775, died 
October 7, 1776. 13. Betsey, born December 
14, i777. died August 26. 1S20: married Jona- 
than Goodsell. May 24. 1795. and had: i. 
Bradley, born November 2. 1796, died Decem- 
ber 25, 1815. ii. }i[aranda. born February, 
1799, died 1890; married Ziba Glover, iii. 
Emily, born July 4. iSoS, died June 4. 1809. 
14. Zalmon, born Mav 11, 177Q. died February 
8. 1856: married. October '8, 1806. Clara 
Nichols, and had ciiildren: i. ^lary, born 
March 22, 1808, married John B.. son of Dan- 
iel and Esther (Bucklin) Wakeman. men- 
tioned above, ii. .\bigail Turney. baptized 
July 9, 1809. iii. Esther, born Deceml.ier 2, 
1809. died September 17. 1842. iv. John, 
born Nox'cmber 12. iSn, died Novem- 
ber 17, 1897: married (first) Sarah M., 
daughter of David and Mary (Hubble) Tay- 
lor, and had: Mary E.. .married Silliman 
Fanton : he married (second) Esther Jane, 
daughter of David and Rebecca (Barlow) 
Wakeman. v. Zalmon. born June 13. 1814. 
died August 26. 18(34: married Susan Warner 
Nichols, and had: Maria Josephine, married 
Rev. John S. Beers: Emerson Bradley: How- 
ard Nichols, married Grace }ilelville, daugh- 

ter of Henry and Catharine Silliman 'La- 
ccy) Hall. vi. Eleanor, horn January ig, 
1817, clicd February ig. 1825. vii. Elizabeth, 
horn April 25, 1827. 

(\'n) Asahel, se\enth son and tenth child 
of John (4) and Esther (Brad!ey) Wakeman, 
was born Alay 2, 1771, died November 2;, 
1856. He served as a private at Fairtiekl, Con- 
necticut. .\pril, 1814. tluring the war of 1812. 
tie married (first) b'ebruary 28, 179S, Polly, 
born Deceml)er 20, 1774, died August 4. 1S19, 
daughter of Epaphras and Eunice iNichoU) 
Wakeman; (second) April 26, 1821, Eliza- 
beth, born September 14. 1786, died May 7, 

1841, a sister of his first wife. Children, al! 
by first marriage: i. Alanson. born January 
19, iSoo. died December 21, 1881 : married, 
August 2^. 1841, .\ngeline, daughter of Ju>J- 
son Fanton. and had: i. Henry, born August 
25, 1842, married (first) Eleanor Amelia, 
daughter of George and Eleanor (Lyon) 
Wildman, (second) Emma E., daughter of 
W. O. and Lydia A. (Wheeler) Sandford; 
children : Minnie, Anna E.. ?vlar\- B. and 
Ruth A. ii. Jesse, born [March 13. 1844. iii. 
Alecia. born October 10. 1845. married Eli 
C. Goodsell. and had: [Minnie A.. CT.arles (3. 
and Sarah Louise, iv. Chauncey Cleveland, 
born Alarch 27, 1850, married Lizzie Maria, 
daughter of David and Jane (Avaria ' Su'u- 
mers. and had : Arthur Sinclair, Jennie .-\le- 
cia, Angeline Fanton. Earl Judson and Irwin 
Alanson. 2. Gilbert, born November 29. 1801, 
died December 29, 1891 : married. November 
29, 1832, Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph 
Beardsley. and had: i. Joseph Sherwo^jd. born 
October 3. 1834. married Harriet, daaghier 
of Willis Nichols, of Southport. ii. Caroline 
A., born September 2^, 1836. iii. Asahel G., 
born March i, 1839. died February 28. 1894: 
m.arried Harriet A. Keeler, and had : Gc'irge 
Wilbur and Elbee Clare, iv. Elizabeth IL, 
born November 26. 1840. married Daniei Ful- 
ler, and had : Stella and Bertha, v. John, 
born December 11, 1843, died June 10. 1868. 
3. Silas, see forv.-ard. 4. .\ daughter, born 
May, 1S05, died April 24, 1806. 

(VIII) Silas, third son and child of \-a- 
hel and Pollv (AN'akeman ) Wakeman. was 
born ^lay 6. '1804. died [March 2B. 188S. He 
married (first) December 2^. 1827. .-Vbbey 
Bradley, born October 13. 1807. dietl June lO. 

1842, daughter of Nathan and Clarina Whee- 
ler, and granddaughter of Nathan Wheeler. 
Fie married (second) December 2. 1857. Sally, 
horn Jr.iuiary 31, i8()0. died August li'i. 1804, 
daughter of Sam.uel \\"ilson. Children, all riy 
first marriage: i. Dr. Mo.'.es H., born N'>- 
vember 4. 1820. died January 6, 1802: mai- 
ried, [Mav 31, 1864, Harrier. W., daughter of 


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Saiiniel James Collins, and had: i. Mary Col- 
lin?, married Dr. Ernest Smith, ui Wt-^t Rtix- 
buiy. Massachusetts, and had: iicrman 
W'liite anii Homer Morgan, ii. Henry W'iice- 
Kjr, horn March 6. 1S69, died February 25, 
1870. iii. Harriet Wheeler, born June 13, 
1S71. 2. Polly Sophia, born September 11, 
1S31. died .April 6, 1S54; married Horace 
Bradley Coley Csee Coley \'nr) 3. Betsey 
Ann, born January 31. 1834, married, May 15, 
1853. Morris \\'akeman Salmon, and had: 
Charles Curtis: Fanny W'akeman, married Dr. 
Gorham, of \\'eston. Connecticut. 4. Clarina 
Bradlc}'. see forward. 5. Abigail B., born 
June 0. iS\2. married Erastus 1!. Sherwood, 
and had : Everett S., \^'illiam F. and Clarence. 
(IX) Clarina Bradley, daughter of Silas 
and Abbey Bradley (Wheeler) Wakeman, 
born December 15, 1837, died 1863. She 
married Florace Bradlev Colev (see Coley 

The Seymour family is one 
SEVr^IOUR of great antiquity in Eng- 
land. The seal on the will 
of Thomas Seymour, eldest son of Richard 
Seymour, the first settler of the name in this 
country, bears the impress of two wings con- 
joined in lure, the device of tlie English Sey- 
mours from the time of W'illiam de St. Maur 
of Penhow. A "Bishop's Bible", printed in 
1584. in the possession of Hon. Morris Wood- 
rutt Seymour, of Litchfield, a descendant of 
Richard Se}inour, has on one of the fly-leaves 
a drawing of the arms of the Seymours of 
Berr_\' Pomeroy, viz.: tw(5 wings conjoined in 
lure, quartered with tlie Royal .\rms as 
granted by Hemy \ IH to Edward Sevmour, 
Duke of Somerser, and the legend: "Richard 
Seymor, of Berry Pomery, heytor hund. in 
ye -Com. ■ Devon, his Booke. Hartford, in ye 
Coliony of Connecticut in Xcwe England, An- 
noque Domini 1640". (3n another page of 
this Bible th.ere is a mcninrandum relating to 
some business transaction^ and the name, 
"John Seimor. Hartford. 1666". The fact, 
moreover, that John, the son of Ricliard. died 
possessed of a "great Bible'' is established by 
the listing in his inventory dated 1713. and 
still preserved at Hartford, of "a great bible 


(1) Richard Se}mour, tliough not an orig- 
inal proprietor, was one of the earlv settlers 
of Hartford.. Just v.hen he joined the little 
settlement near "F^utch Point" on the Con- 
necticut river ve ilo not know, hut prohahlv 
in U>30. when we lind hi^ name in the list of 
tliose "inhabitant; u iio \>ere granted lotts to 
liave only at the roAvn s coartesie with liberty 
to fetch woode and 'keep swine or cones on 

the common". His lot was Xo. 70, on the 
nortl'i side, near the "cow pasture". His house 
stood on wliat is riow Xorth Main street, near 
tile Ely place. He also owne<l outiying pieces 
of land including a portion of the tract run- 
ning westward from the bluffs of the Trinity 
College property to what is now West Hart- 
ford. In 1647 '1^ '^'^■'is elected chimney-viewer, 
which calls to mind that the houses of the first 
settlers were thatched, as in the old England 
they had left behind them, and on that account 
were particularly exposed to fire It;s. and 
all the more because built of wood rather than 
of masonry as most of the corresponding Eng- 
lish houses of the period were. Richard's duties, 
then, as chimney-viewer, were allied to those 
of a building in-~pector and fire chief of our 
time. Why he left Hartford -is not known, 
though there is a vague tradition that he was 
not in Sjiinpathy with the Rev. Thomas Floo- 
ker, who dominated the Hartford country. 
Whatever the cause of his removal, we find 
his name among the number who made the 
agreement with Captain Patrick and the bril- 
liant and restless Roger Ludlow "f('r the 
settlinge and plantinge of Norwalke ", lune 
19, 1050. As one of the planters of Xor- 
walk, Richard Seymour's name apjiears in tiie 
indenture dated February 15, 1651, between 
the Planters and Runckinheage and other 
Indians. The exact date of his remoNal from 
Hartford to Xorwalk cannot be fixed, but he 
had undoubtedly taken up his residence there 
before the end of 1652, and perhaps earlier. 
His home-lot was well situated, directly oppo- 
site the meeting house and parade ground, and 
on tlic highway leading from .'-^tainfc'rd to 
Fairhelil. His !ii>use was only a >liort dis- 
tance from the present roadbed of the Xew 
York, X"ew Haven & Hartford railroad, 
^lany of his descendants have proljablv un- 
consciously viewed the spot where their an- 
cestor lived, v.diile being carried past the place 
in a manner of which he never dreamed. In 
the new plantation of X'orwalk. Richard's abil- 
ities were fully recognized. On March 29, 
1655, he was elected townsman, or selectman, 
as we should n>nv say. succeeding Mr. Tliomas 
l-"iti;h. who had in 1054 been elected governor 
of the colony But Richard did, r.ot live to 
hold this C'tP^ce long, since in his wili. which 
he executed Jul\ 29, 1655. he is described 
"very weak & sike". The fact that Governor 
Fitch was translated, so to speak, from the 
office of townsman of X^'orwalk to that of 
governor of the colony shows what a dignified 
and important office that of townsman was. 
In that primitive social order the townsman 
shared with the minister the first hr.r.ors of 
the comnunit\'. ■^inco the d.uties of the office 


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deniandcil a man vi I'.irriiity. abilit_\;. and force 
lit diameter. Riohard's tdcctiiin a-- tuwiii- 
nian in si'.cce>-i>. n to (jovurnor Fitcli Iielp.- 
us to sec tile kind of a nian that he was. 

The e.xaci .late of his death hias not come 
down to us, hnt it proliably took phice soon 
after the execution of his will, wliich on Oc- 
tober 25, 1655. was proved before the county 
court at Fairtk-ld. His "loving Wife Mercy" 
and his "faythfuU friend Richard Olmsted" 
were desit^natel by him as the "sole Execu- 
tors & Adniini>trat'3rs" of his last will and 
testament. Hi? widow was by his will ap- 
pointed guarchan of the three minor sons: "It 
is aUo my ^^'ill that my loving- wife ^hould 
have the dispose of my three Sons, John. 
Zacliary and Richard imtill such time as they 
shall be ht to receive & dispose of their Es- 
tate". These minor sons were probabl}' born 
after the arrival of Richard and ?\Ierc' in 
this country. Thomas, referred to in the will 
as "ni)- Eldest Sonr. Tiiomas,'' was probably 
born in Englauil, but whether or not he had 
the same mother is not know n. When Thom- 
as Se_\mour executed his will September 22. 
1712, he sealed it with a small -eal engraved 
with the wings "conjoined in lure." forming 
the paternal coat-of-arms of the English Sey- 
mours. It is significant tliat Thomas, tlie eld- 
est son of Richard, the settler, should have 
had iiossession of this seal, which as a yiiece 
of evidence supports and reiiiforces the arrns 
on a flyleaf of the "great Bible" alread_\- re- 
ferred to as in the possession of the Hon. 
Morris \\'oodruff Seymour, of Litchfielil. 

Richard Seymour left a fair estate, inven- 
toried October 10, 1655, at ±255-09-00. Mer- 
cy, his widow, married. Xo\-ember 25, i'->55, 
the Hon. John Steele, of Farmingtcin. one oi 
the foremost men of the colony, a man of 
means and education as well as of abilit\- and 
energy. He was town clerk of Hartford, 
town clerk of Eannington. and often deputy. 
&:c.. &c. His marriage to I\Irs. Mercy Sey- 
mour he recorded on the Farmington records 
in his own hand. \\'e may forgive her for her 
speedy re-marriage when we consider that it 
provided a home and a wise counsellor for her 
three young sons, who now left Xorwalk and 
became members of the hijuseliold of their 
stepfather, at Farmington. Of lier parentage 
nothing i^ known, nor the date of lier death, 
though she survived John Steele, who died 
November 2^, 1665. In his will, dateil Janu- 
ary 30. 1664. he bequeaths to lii; "dear an.i 
loving wife IMercy Steele tlie Itjusc whereiii I 
now dwell and the appurtenances belonging 
to it." 

Thomas Seymour. Richaril's eldest -• -n. 
remained in Xorwalk aiul became the 

progenitor of the Xorwalk family of ilv.; 

Richard Se_\n'our's English home and priv- 
entage and precise connection with, tlic (.riL;- 
lish family of the name has never been p.i,i- 
ti\el\- ascertained : the loss of record^ mav 
n<j\v make that impossible, but the evidence 
of the "llishoii's Bible" referred to and the 
seal U'^ed in 1712 by his son Thomas, of .Xor- 
walk, leaves no doubt of his being a scion ci 
the Englisii Seymours. 

In his "History of the Rev. Hugh Peters", 
I pub. 1781) the Rev. Samuel Peters gi\'es a 
list of some of the early Connecticut settler- 
credited with gentle blood : 

".\iiirirg iluni w.Ts Thonn? Seymour, a yountjer 
hraiicli of tbi f.iniily of the Duke of Somerset who 
settled at H.ttVird. did honor to th.e .~iock from 
which he de-cended. and his numeroui posterity^ 
ha\e distiiiiiuivhed themselves by their virtues, piety 
and literary merits. The Honorable Thoraa< .Sey- 
mour now of Hartford, is the head of the family, 
and iiT his sv<^at and genera! knowledge of the 
law and belle lettres has been employed by tlie pub- 
lic in many exalted situations which he has liis- 
charged with lionor to himself and benefit to :he 

The writer is well aware that the irascible 
Tor_\- par-cn ha- nexer been popular as an au- 
thority, and oiYcr- the aljove quotation mere!} 
as showing that the tradition of tl;e connection 
of Richard Seymour, the settler, with the his- 
toric English famil\- was cut rent over a hini- 
drc'l years ago. Peters made a mistake in 
saying that it was Th.omas ratb;er than Rich- 
ard Sevmour \\ho settled at Hartford, but his 
reference to tlie settler as helouL^ing to the 
younger branch of tlie family of the I'ldce of 
Somerset is. at least interesting. Evi;leiice is 
not wanting to slu.iw that tlie Honorafile 
Thomas Seymour, first ma\or of Hartford, 
had recei\ed this tradition from his ancesturs. 
Ma\or Seymour was the !a-t king's att'^^rney 
for Connecticut i he succeeding his father ui 
this office I, the first state's attorney of Con- 
necticut, the fir-t mayor of Hartford, and one 
of the foremost men of his day in Xew Eng- 
land, and K^'t rdi tlie members of the American 
family of that time was perhaps in the be=r 
positicin to know the facts. It may be admit- 
ted. hnwe\er. that Mayor Sevmour makes :-i.i 
claim to a noble origin f> r Richard, the -ct- 
tler. in tiie brief statement he made 
the famil>- in eighty-second year, and to 
be found in Dr. Parker'- "History of tiie Sec- 
ond Church at Hartford." p. 131. Still. Pe- 
ters' -tatenient mu-t have been ba-ed upon 
traditions cr.rrent in Hartford and attaching 
themselves to the family of Mayor Se\inour 
whi>, by the use of the Seymour arm-, ,L:a\e 
tlieir endorsement to the tradition. 


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'1 o all this may be a 
il\ trai!iti':)iis ami >tri 
aiul traits, coiincctiiiL;' 
Eniilish lamilv i.i the 

the force of fam- 
lainily likenesses 
tlie American witli the 
name. Sijnie of the^e 

traditions were ^aiiieieil up and \vo^■en into 
a romance entitled, "Tlie rawu of the Pale 
I'aces", written in Hartford, by J. P. Urace, 
and published in 1853 '^y ^'- Appleton & Com- 
pany. This work contains an unflattering por- 
trait of Richard Seymour, and is only signfi- 
cant as luaking use of the tradition that Rich- 
ard Seymour was not in accord with the 
"Pious Hooker" and his company, but was 
a Church of England man. Whatever his per- 
sonal sympathies may have been, it cannot be 
doubted that .Mercy, his wife, was of a non- 
conformist family. Of that iier given name 
alone is sufficient proof. If more proof were 
wanted it may be found in the name of their 
Son Zachary. Only Puritan England employed 
these Biblical names. It mav well be that 
his marriage to a woman of a non-conformist 
family had much to do with his emigration to 
New England. That she was a second wife 
and considerablv his junior is more than 

in Richard's time the name was unquestion- 
aljly pronounced See-nier, which is the tra- 
ditional and correct pronunciation of the name, 
and the pronunciation always insisted upon bv 
members of the present English family, who 
are never addressed as Seymour. In some 
branches of the Connecticut family See-mer 
as the pronrnciation of the name has been 
adhered to and is continued to the present 
day. Chief Justice Se>mour, of Connecticut, 
was always addressed r,s Judge See-mer, an^.l 
in the family of tb.e v riter See-n;er was the 
pronunciation invariably employed until with- 
in a few years. The pronunciation Sevmour 
no\\- current seems to be an innovation of 
the last half century and is quite wrong. That 
See-mer was the pronunciation enipliwed in 
Richard's time is sufficiently pro\cd b_\ the 
early records, in which the spelling is unques- 
tionably phonetic. The marriage of Mercv, 
the widow of Richard, to the Honorable John 
Steele, is recorded in Farmingtcin in his own 
hand-writing as follows: "Tohn Steel ^vas 
mar_\ed to Mercy Semer Xnvem tlie twenrv 
&• five one thousand six hundredth fiftv & 

One woidd ha\e sujiposed that a man of 
Steele's I'osition and superior education wou'.d 
in making such an entry have taken pains 
to have spelled the name of his wife c^rrectlv ; 
that he did not do so shows how indifferet.t 
even educated people were in those i'av= to 
questions of ortliography. In another mstrn- 
ment to which Steele was a parry, the name 

is ~| ellttl Semer, as ii; th.e marriage rec- 
I rd, br.t .reamer, Kefeieiicc is made to \'ol I, 
folio 10, of the Xorwalk Laud Records, in 
\\!ii;h is foun.d the foll'iwing deed: 

"A trr.f v.-il pt'ri\-L-t ci'iipR' (it tiir (L-i-iiJf oi sale 
iir'dc ,\'-inl _'0. liiOl, li\ .\Ul Ji.lui Stccile oi tT.-inn- 
iiil,'li r, I nt'j .Mallins ?<.iuii'n ."sou of X'lru'al's-, wliich 
>'y.-i| M-t. S'.ceilc was adniiiu-tr it'T niito the estate 
1; I Richil Sonnicr and married with the saved 
bLViiiLTs uitlnw. I'hcsc give tostiiiioiiies to all 
w I'.i ni It may concenie that John Steeile of ffar- 
niiiigt'Jii ill X. E. have soiild vinto Mathias Seruion 
Sun of Xorwalke all the land in Xorwake that was 
Richd Sermcr's now deceased, except the house and 
home-lott that was the sayed Richd. Seamer's, and 
by exchange for that the sayed Mathia? h.ath the 
true iMi^session of that house and house-lott that 
'A as I I'os. Seamer's" &c &c. 

1 hen follows the ilescription of eleven 
pieces of land. 

It is to be noted that the only possible pro- 
nunciation of Semer and Seamcr is See-mer. 
Undoubtedly proof of this sort might be mul- 
tiplied to show that when Richard first came 
to the Country hi? prou.ounced liis name "See- 
mer" just as the historic English family 
I);nLed it; it is not witliout some signifi- 
cance that this pro'uinciation of the name con- 
tinued down to our own time, and is adhered 
to to-('ay among some of his descendants. 

As to the spelling of Richard's iiame, no 

igraiih o 

cnown to exist. 

;e iirst 

occiinence <:i! I'.is name kt:own t:> tlie writer 
i- in the original manuscript of Hartford 
Town \ (ites, p. 10. in which the nanie is writ- 
ten "Richard Seani'-ure". In the li-t writ- 
teii in the hand- writing of John .-\llyn in the 
l'>'ol< of Original Di^triiiatioiis the name is 
spelled. "Seyniore"'. p. 550. In the s.i.nie book 
on page 166. the fnllowing entry occurs: 

"V' .Anno Dom : 1630: 

Several parcells of land in Hartford i^poi. the 
river of C'lnecticitt belongiuge to Richard S-ja- 
nic r r;ril to his heirs forever:" 

This is followed iiy a description of lands 
occupuuL; some two pages. The nauie Sev- 
mour frequently 'iccurs in the Rook of C)rig- 
ina! Distributii">ns in which it is variously 
s|>elled "Senior. Seamor, Seemer and Sey- 
niore": but in tlie fore part of the next cen- 
tury the name seems to have been spelled 
'Seymour," at least in legal documents, 

Tlie four sons iif Richard Se\niour were: 

r. Thonias, "my eWest sonn''. uiifioubtedly 
born m England: .'ate of birth tink:io\\ n : ~et- 
tied in Xorwalk, where he diedi. 1712; pro- 
genitrir of the Xorwal!< Sevmours. 

2. John, prcibabh' burn in Hartforil: date 
of birth unknown: remo\i'd to Xorwalk with 
his father in 1652: removed to Fannington 
in ifiriS after the death of his fatlier: ilied at 
Hartford. 1713: progenitor of the Ilartfrjrd^ 

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York) Seymours. 

3. Zachary, born 1642. [iroliably at Hart- 
ford; removed to Xoiwalk with liis father in 
1G52 ; removed to Farmnigion in 1655, after 
the death of his father: freeman of Farming- 
ton, 1669; he was a merchant engaged in traile 
with the Barbadoes. He removed to Weth- 

■ersfield, where he died August, 1702, ae. 60. 
He had no sons. 

4. Richard, probably born at Hartford: date 
of birth unl«iown : removed to Xorwalk with 
his father, 1652: removed to Farmington witli 
his mother in 1655: settled in Farmington: 
freeman in Farmington, n'lOg : one of the 84 
proprietors of 1672: ro^nsman, 1685; leader 
in 16S6 in the pioneer settlement at the Great 
Swamp (Kensington): cajitain of the Sey- 
mour fort built for the protection of these set- 
tlers and made of palisades sixteen feet long, 
sharp at the top and firmly set in the ground 

■near together. Captain Seymour was killed 
in 1710 by the fall of a tree, and was ilie first 
person to be interred in a plot which lie had, 
according to tradition, given to the town as a 

'burial place. He was the progenitor of the 
Wethersfield, Newington, and Troy (Xew 
York) Seymours. 

(H) John, son of Richard Seymour, prob- 

■ably born in Hartford and presumablv the 

•eldest son of Richard by }irercv; date of birth 
unknown: removed to Xorwalk with his fa- 
ther about 1S52: undoubtedlv went to Far- 
mington in 1655 with his mother after her 
marriage to the Hon. John Steele. From Far- 
mington he removed to Hartford, but when 
we do not know. He appears in Hartford as 
early as Afarch 15. 1664, when John. Se\mour. 
Joseph St.->nhard. Xathaniel iiutler, Joseph 
Easton Jr., Jo-eph Butler. Beuill ^\■ater5 and 
John A\'atson, were fined ten shillings apiece 
for ''their unreasonable conveening them- 
selves together at the house of Thomas Bunce. 
In his and liis wives oitence". While we 
must dejiiore this "u.n^easonable conveening''. 
whatever it was all a'nr/ut. we are grateful for 
the record of it. as it enables u^ to place Tohn 
Seymour's marriage as prior to this date since 
his wife seems to have been pre=ent at this 
■'party" n-hich. from this circuTniti.nce we 
cannot believe was a verv reprehensible af- 
iair except in i.l':e eye- of a magistrate with 
an overheated im-igination. Fli- marriage 
probably took place not long before this gath- 
ering on ^[arch 15. ifi'''4. Hi^ wife wa= 

'Mary. daii':rhter of John \\'af='in and ^Nlarsfa- 
ret (Smith) 'W'atson. Watson was an early 
comer in Flartford. although rot an orisfinal 
proprietor, hi? name first appearing in 1644. 
John Seymour, ^vho was made a freeman in 

1667, lived on the south branch of the [Jul.; 
river, within the lim.its of the preserit to'.\ n 
of Hartford, near the Farmington road, in 
16S8 the town "graated to John Seanior t!ic 
parcel of woodlan<l at the west end ot tlu' 
wood lot, he had by exchange with. Sergt. la- 
cob White unto the river." In the course of 
the settlement of the estate of Mrs. Islarga- 
ret Watson, the court allowed to John Seamor, 
September 6, if>S;^, the land he possessed, 
which was part of the home lot of .his motr.ei-, 
provided the said Seamor do maintain l!ie 
fence around their land, which John Wat ^011 
the administrator atlirmerl to be the term-; 
upon which the land was granted to said 
Seamor by his mother ^\'atson'■. 

John Seymour was one of the founders of 
the Second Church at Flartford. on February 
12, 1669. when the name of "John Seamer" 
and "}darv Seamer'' appear in the lists of 
those who "owned the Covenant". The\- were 
received into the "full coriimimion" en I\Iarch 
31, 1678. Dr. Parker in his 'T-Tistory of 
the Second Church of Christ in Hartford", 
speaks of John Seymour "as an active and 
influential man" (p. 58). In his tribute to 
Thomas Seymour, Esq.. hr^t mayor of Hart- 
ford (a great-grandson of Joh.n. the son of 
Richard) Dr. Parker says: "For more than 
two hundred }'ears this Seymour familv main- 
tained an unbroken contir.uitv of m.enibershiii 
in this Church or Societ}- Vv'hich John Seamer 
helped to found, and for the greater part of 
that time exerted a commanding influence in 
its affairs" (p. 135). John Seymour v,as 
leather sealer 1673, '^^'"i ch'-inney-viewtr h'V 
the nortii side in 1693. His will, dated De- 
cember 10. 1712, was proved August 3, 1713. 
and he ilied between rliese dates. Mar}-, his 
widow, survived him, but tlic date of her death. 
i> unknown. In his will, by which he disposed 
of a considerable estate, he appointed hi? "lov- 
ing Wife i^darv .Seamore" ai:d hi? "loving 
friend: }dr. Tchabod Wells and ^.Ir. Thomas 
Hosmcr" his executors. In the invontorv of 
hi~ effects, the itetn of the greatest interest '.0 
u> is "a great biWe m ."'. This ':=> unciUe;- 
tionabl}- the '"Bishop's fJible", alrcad} ret'errc 1 
to. containing the arms of the ducal family of 
Seymour, and on another page a memoran- 
dum of a business transaction and tlie n;u;ie 
"John Seim.or, Hartford. 1666". 

Ciiiiilren: i. John, born June !2. U'-'hn 
2. Thomas, bom Marrii r2 tiV:/-). 3. .Ma''y. 
born Xovember, 1670. 4. Zachary, born De- 
cember 22. 1672, probably died in infancy. 
5. Margaret, born July 17. 1^74- bapti:^cd 
same da v. 6. Richard, biorn February n. 
1^176, baptized same day. 7. Jonathan. b'"'''n 
J'lni.u'.ry lo. 1678, baptized January ''O. 8. 

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Xoveniber 7. 0. Z.ic'nary. bijrn January 10, 

(Ill) John (2!, 3'jV. of John (i ) Seynior.r. 
was born at Hartf'jrd, June 12, luG'S, anu 
married, necenilu-r 19, i(5S3, Elizabeth, 
(.lanQ'bter "f Lieutenant Robert and Susannah 
(Treat I Web-ter, and yranddau.Li-hter of Gov- 
ernor John Webster, iler mother. Susannah 
Treat, was a sister of Governor Robert Treat. 
He Hved on what was then known as the 
South road to Farmington, just west of Rocky 
Hill. Here his "Mansion House" was located, 
but he was an extensive land owner in Litch- 
field and Hartford counties, as appears by his 
will. With Elizabeth, his wife, he was "'added 
to the Church and received to full commun- 
ion" of the Second, or South Church. March 
30, 1712. On December 20. 1720. lie was 
elected surveyor of highways, and the next 
year was made one of the inspectors to see 
that the act concerning the cutting of wood, 
was duly executed. The act shows that the 
conservation of our forest resources is not a 
new thing by any means, and John Seymour 
is perhaps entitled to be enrolled among the 
earliest of American foresters m the service of 
the state. On September 21, 1722. "]\Ir. John 
Seymoiu-" was placed by the town of Hart- 
ford on a committee to "view the Western 
Lands and to report in the next Town !Meet- 
ing -.N-here may be the best place for a new 
Town." On December 25 following he was 
appointed, v.-ith San;uel Catlin and William 
Baker, on a committee representing Hartford 
to act in conjunction with a committee rep- 
resenting Windsor, '"to m.ake a further view 
of the Land West of the Easternmost Stream 
of Waterbury River, and Xorthward of Litch- 
field in order to the Settling another Town". 
In payment of his services in connection with 
these "W estern Lands" he was granted sev- 
eral parcels of land in the new town of Xew 
Hartford, and was moderator of a meeting 
held at Hartford, December, 1723, of the first 
proprietors of the new town, wh.cre subse- 
quently several of his sons settled, where 
some of his descendants have lived until re- 
cently, and where tlie name bids fair to be 
perpetiiated by a French family, wdio on their 
arrival in the old town promptly found it con- 
venient to change their name of Simard to 
Scunour, with what confusion to the anti- 
quarian of tlie future, time alone may reveal. 
^" 1737 lie was appointed by the c^eneral as- 
sembly one of a committee to settle the lo- 
cation of the meeting house at Wintonbury. 
From time to time he served on a committee 
appointed by the town of Hartford to lay out 
land to different individuals. &c., &c. Through- 

out a long life he seems to have constantly 
been iti the public service. 

He died at Hartford. .May 17, 1748. anc' is 
liLMied in the old burial ground back of Cen- 
ter L'hurch. His tombstone, a rudel}' sculp- 
tured slab of red sandstone, bears the fol- 
lowing inscription: "Here Lies Interred the 
r.ody of Mr. John Seymour \\dio Died May 
the i7th A. D."i74S Aged 84 Years". His wid- 
ow, Elizabeth, died May 15th, 1754, and lies 
buried beside him. His will, by which he dis- 
posed of an estate inventorying £603 01 06, 
was executed September. 1747, and witnessed 
bv Ebenezer Webster, }iledad Webster, both 
cousins, and George Wyllys. (See Hartford 
Probate Records, vol. xv. p. 197-8-Q, 208, and 
Manwaring's "Early Connectictit Probate 
Records", vol. iii. p. G36-637). P.v his will he 
left lands in Xew Hartford to his sc>ns John, 
Jonathan and Zebulon. By Elizabeth, his wife, 
he had twelve children — nine sons and three 

Among his descendants may be mentioned 
Maior iXIoses Seymour, of Litchfield, a Revo- 
lutionary officer of distinction, and Sheriff' 
(r>zias Seymour, his son : the Hon. Thomas 
Seymour, first mayor of Hartford, and his son, 
Captain Thomas Youngs Seymour, a gallant 
soldier of the Revolutionary War ; Captain 
Thomas Hart Seym.our, a grandson of 3.Iayor 
Seymour, who served with distinction in tiie 
Mexican War ("Blero of Chapultepec"). was 
U. S. Minister to Russia and Governor of 
Connecticut ; Judge Origen Storrs Seymour 
of Litchfield. Chief Justice of Connecticut, son 
of Sheriff' Ozias Seymour : Hon. Edward W. 
Seymo'.ir. Flon. Morris W. Seymour, and the 
Rev. Dr. Storrs O. Seymour, sons of Chief 
Justice Seymour ; Governor Floratio Sey- 
mour, of Xew York, and his sisters — Julia 
Chenevard Se)-mour, afterwards r^Irs. Roscoe 
Conkling. and Helen Clarissa Seymour, aft- 
erward= Mrs. Ledyard Linklaen : iMajor Gen- 
eral Truman Se}'monr, U. S. A. : Hon. Ho- 
ratio Se3mour, for many years L'. S. senator 
from \''ermont. and a great friend of Daniel 
^\'ebster. who considered liim the best lawyer 
in Xew England in his da\- ; Rt. Rev. George 
Franklin Se\-mour, late P. E. Bishop of 
Springfield, liliuoi.'^ ; an'! tlie late Professor 
Th'T'mas Dav Seymour, of Yale. To this list 
might be added th.e names of m.anv Seymours 
who. let us -say, from 1700 to 1850. bijre prom- 
inent parts in the civil, religious and social 
life of Hartford. 

The family as a family ha-; been "noted for 
its military training and -pirit", says Miss 
Talcott, wlio has collected a Tast amoimt cf 
material for a family history. The Flon. 
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seventy men of the Connecticut family wiio 
took part in the RevLikitionary War, i.iine of 
them with hiyii fiistinction. and ail of them 
with credit. 

(i\\) Jiib.n l_v)- son of John (2i Seymour, 
was born at Hartfijrrl. December 25, 1694; 
married June 25, 17 18, Lydia. born Aui^ust 
2, 1692, daughter of John and Hannah 1 Ar- 
nold?) ATason ; and (second). .May 7, 1733. 
at West Hartfijrd. Hannah, daughter of l3a- 

vid and Hannah ( ) Ensign, of West 

Hartford, baptized at First Church, Hartford, 
February 10. 1711-12. 

After 1730 he li\ed on the corner where 
tlie middle road to West Hartford intersects 
"Quaker Lane". To this road he seems to 
have given his name, since it was long known 
as "the John Seymour road". At a town meet- 
ing held December 26, 173 1. he was elected 
inspector of staddle wood, and again in 1732- 
33'37 • i" 1739 'ic ■^^■''i elected iiispector of 
staddle wood and leather sealer: in 1740 in- 
spector of wood and hayward ; in i~^'. con- 
stable: in 1742 leather-sealer, and in 1743-44 
inspector of wood. 

Staddle-wood ( a?i Americanism 1 was a 
term applied to standin:^ trees between four 
and eighteen inches in diameter. The annual 
election b}- that small community of an in- 
spector of vv'ood shows the force of the Eng- 
lish traditions by which they were controlled. 
The Hartford of that time was of course sur- 
rounded by fore-~t'-. but this did not prevent 
its citizens from adopting regulations fcir the 
conservation of the timber resources of the 
colony, and these regulations ha.l tlieir origin 
in England, where the scarcity of timber had 
been felt long before the settlement r.f New 
England, and striui^ent reguiati'in^ for 
its prest.T\atic'n were alreaiiy in force. 

On December t-. 1741. it was \cted that 
John Seymour Juiir., "have liberty to take, 
upon Lease, a piece of Land upi.m the Town 
Comons, for the purpose of sinking Tan- 
fatts therein". About 1750 (he was then 
fifty-six years of agei. or it mav have been 
earlier, b.e removed to Xew Hartford, then a 
frontier settlement, where his father. >.\ lio was 
at tiiis time ali\'e, owned a large tract of l:;nd. 
the greater portion of winch he gave or lie- 
queathed to liim. Here he lived in that part 
of the town known a; West Hill, and liere 
,"Mr. John Seymour departed this Life July 
-5- '^75^" ('Xew Hartford Tov.n Records). 
According to a tradition preserved bv Miss 
Talcott, he lies buried in the Town Hill bur- 
ial ground, but no stone marks tiie spot to- 
day. His great-great-grand'^on. Henrv Albert 
Seymour, of Rristol. (1818-181)71 frequently 
went to the Town Hill burvincr "round as a 

boy, as his grandfather Spencer was buried 
there, but he had no recollection of ever see- 
ing an>' old Se\niour gravestones. In "Xew 
Hartford, Pa^t and Present," [ Pub. Xew 
Hartford, 1883 1 the fewness of early >tones 
is explained by the ^j)ring\- nature it riie ?'iil 
and the character of the stone used f'>r grave- 
stones. "As far as can be found, tiie onlv 
graves of the first settlers whicli are tracealiie 
are those of Steijhen Kelsey, died in 1743; 
Ensign Caleb Pitkin, died in 1768. and Jesepii 
-Merrill in 1788". * '' "In what >eenis 

to have been tlie early Seymour plot, onh' one 
partial inscription can be traced — that nf tlie 
grave of the wife of Uriah Seymour". It 
seems likely, then, that the tomb-tone of John 
Seymour 3rd. who died in 175S. disappeared 
long ago, if indeed he ever had one. His 
grandson, William Seymour, of Fredonia, 
Xew York, who as a small boy saw his grand- 
father, rememl>ered that he had "a cancer in 
his jaws and face". 

By his t-.vo wives he had Iweniy children, 
all oi whotn were baptized eitiier in Hartfor'l 
or A\'est Hartford. In "Xew Hartford., Pa.-t 
and Present" (before referred to) it is state'! 
ijf John Seymour that "He was the father of 
twenty children, the inajority of whom came 
with him, it is supposed, about 1750. Six of 
his sons settled in X'ew Flartford. as follows: 
\\'il!iam. Uriah. Elias, Flezekiah, Elijah and 
David. His daughters married into the Steele. 
F'lower, Marsh, Smith. Andruss. 3.Ioodv and 
Kellogg families"'. The same compilation 
says, "L^riah Seymour was a man of intelli- 
gence and influence in town matters. He com- 
manded, as lieutenant, a detachment of mount- 
ed men wdio volunteered for the relief of 
Charlestown in 1775." U'riah's sons. Captain 
S_\"Ivester Seymour and "Esquire" Chauncey 
Seymour, were ainong tlie foremost citizens of 
Xew Hartford in their day. Xathaniel Sey- 
mour, another of lohn Sevmour's twentv ciiii- 
liren. died at Crown F'oint. October 20. 17130. 
"in tb.e old French war". 

(\"\ V.'illiam. son of Ji.ihn ('3) Sexinour. 
wa^; burn and baptized at \\'est Flartford. Au- 
gust 18, 1728: removed t'j Xew Flartford with 
his father atiout 1750: married, at Xew flr.rt- 
f(,rd. December 27. 1753. Mehitable Merri'i. 
d.aughter of X'jah IMerrill. "one of the hr.-t 
settlers of the town. X'oah Merrill wa~ the 
first man appointed town clerk of Xew Hart- 
ford, though, he never acted in that capacity, 
having died hefiire he took the oath of office. 
Fie died in T730. his having been the ff^f 
death among the pioneers". She wa^ i>orn 
May 25. 1734, and baptized in West Hart- 
ford the next da\-. William Sevmour. wi;o 
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granted to Meliitable. his widow, and to Xoah, 
his son, on January oth, 1783. After his 
death she removed to Stillwater. New York, 
near Saratoga, where several of her thirteen 
children were living, and where she died Jnne 
29, 1819. She is hnried in the Yellow Meet- 
ing Hou'^e Cemetery at Stillwater. 

(\'I) Xoah, son of William Seymour, was 
horn at Xew Hartfortl, Xovember 10, 1759, 
and married there. Xovember 17, 1784, Mir- 
iam, daughter of Deacon Xoah and Clemence 
(Merrill I Kellogg. He entered the army in 
1776, and served nine months as orderly ser- 
geant in Captain Amasa Mills' company. Col- 
onel Roger Enos' regiment, serving on the 
Hudson. He afterwards served for si.x 
months in Captain Elijah Seymour's com- 
pany of Dragoons. In the "Register of Con- 
necticut Soldiers during the Revolution" his 
name appears also as a private in Captain 
Pettibone's company. Colonel Relden's regi- 
ment, serving at Peekskill. Xew York, 1777. 
He sold his farm in Xew Hartford and re- 
moved to Sodus, \\'ayne county, Xew York, 
about 1802, where he had a fine farm, and 
where the old soldier died March 26. 1832. 
His widow. Miriam, died there Januarv 10, 

Most of Xoah Seymour's nine children set- 
tled in Xew York State, where their descend- 
ants are now living, but Lot Xorton settled 
in X'ew Hartford, and Horace in Fairibault. 
Wisconsin. Xoah Seymour and his family 
were Congregationalists, but Lot Xorton. his 
son, broke away from the rigors of Calvinism 
and became a Methodist. Perhaps the blue 
Congregationalism of the family was due to 
the mother, whose father. Deacon Xoah Kel- 
logg, was a man of old-fashioned piety. Rev. 
Frederick ?ilarsh says of him. in the "Marsh 
Manuscript", "This Mr. Kellogg appeared to 
me in my youthful days to be a verv grave, 
serious and e.^ernplary man. less cheerful and 
social than his brother Abraham. He was for 
many years a deacijn in the church in Xew 
Hartford. He lived, hruught up his familv, 
and died, about three-quarters of a mile south- 
west of the meeting house on Town Hill, 
near the sp-ot oti which Ira ^ferrill built a 
new house in the summer of 1849. He was 
regarded as eminently pious and consistent : a 
farmer." Of Xoaii Seymijur and his wife tlie 
"Marsh >danu-cript" sa\s, "^Fr. and ?vlrs. 
Seymour were possessore of religion, hopeful- 
ly pious under die ministrv of Mr. Griffin." 
Tn politics Xoah Seymour was a strong Fed- 

(\'II) Lot Xorton. son of X'oah Seymour. 
Vias born at X'ew Hartfiird, Marcli 3, 178-8; 

married, September 3. 1815. Uelinda, daugh.rer 
c'l Henry and Eunice (.-\Iling) .Spencer, nf Xew 
Hartford, and descended on the maternal ^ide 
fii_-m se\'eral of the early Xew Haven fami- 
lies, including the Winstons, Xewmans, Att- 
waters, Wilmots, Pecks, Bradleys, Aiiiiigs, 
Xashs and Tuttles. He died October 2y, 
1S44, and is buried in the old burial ground 
by the river, at Xepaug, in the valley of the 
Xapash. She died at Springfield, Alassachu- 
setts, Xovember 19, 1873. at the home of her 
granddaughter. Mrs. Eliza Vadakin. and is 
buried in the new cemetery near Xew Hart- 
ford village. 

In personal apjiearance Lot Xorton Sev- 
mour was tall, spare, with very black hair and 
eyes, and had a dark complexion. He was a 
farmer anrl millwright, but seems to have de- 
voted more time to his books than to either 
his farm or mill, and more time to religion 
than to his books. He was a man of a sen- 
sitive, emotional and religious nature, and 
left behind him the record of a singularly vwrn 
and blameless life. He had a remarkable 
memory, and committed the entire poem of 
"Paradi>e Lost" to memory; his meiii'jriza- 
tion of the poem was so perfect that he could 
recite all or any part of it. Even Lord Ma- 
cauley, distinguished as he was for feats of 
memorization, was proud of having memo- 
rized "Paradise Lost". Whether our Xew 
England student of Milton would liave been 
better occupied tilling his stony farm than 
with his volume of 3.Iilton, is an open ques- 
tion which no one need decide. Belinda ( Spen- 
cer) Sevmour. his wife, was also tall, of dark 
complexion, and had piercing black eyes. She 
was a v.'oman of keen mind, great energy, had 
a trenchant and sarcastic way of speaking, and 
in her later years was a constant reader and 
greatly interested in public affairs. It was 
natural to a man of his temperament and 
idealism to break away from the p ilitical 
faith of his family just as he broke away from 
its religious faith. He became imbued with 
the principles of J^^fferson, and traTi^ferred 
his allegiance to the Democrats, and m that 
sm.all conmnmity and in a strorig Fe'ler'lli^t 
family, may be said to have "suffered accord- 
ingly '. 

(\TII) Henry .Albert, son of Lot Xonon 
Sevmour, was born in Xew Hartfurd. lanu- 
ar\- 22, 1818. and married. July 28. 1844. at 
Bristol. Electa, daughter of Tohn and Laura 
iWelU) Churchill, of Xew "Hartford. She 
was horn at X'ew Hartford. .April 5, 1S18. and 
died at Rri^tol. December tn. 1873. After 
their marriage thev li\ed in Xe'W Harttord un- 
til 1846, when they removed to r.rist^>l. Hi^ 
father, a fioor farmer, wa^ una!)!e to gi\e bmi 

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an education more than he was aljle to in 
the local schools, but by the time he was six- 
teen jears ol<i he had saved enough money 
to accompany his cousins and comnanions, 
Henry and George Kellop^g, to the academy at 
\\'estfield, r^Iassachusetts, for some extra 
schoolinc;'. This academy, of which Amos 
Cheesborough was at that time the princi- 
pal, enjoyed an excellent reputation, and he 
seems to have made good use of the time 
spent there, studying- in particular natural 
philosophy and chemistry. He seems, indeed, 
to have had a passion for the natural sciences, 
and probably would have devoted his life to 
them if lie could have had the ad\-ant.Tc:e of a 
thorough education. The village library, called 
the Social Library, was a great resource, and 
he made good use of it : but perhaps the most 
important influence in forming his mind was 
the constant discussion in his own home cir- 
cle of public affairs. His grandfather Sey- 
mour, had been a strong Federalist, but his 
own father, out of deep conviction, had be- 
come an apostate — a Democrat. His father's 
defection from the political faith of the fam- 
ily gave birth to enrlless discussions and led 
him to wider reading than he would otherwise 
have done. I may mention his reading, when 
a very young man, the four volumes of Jef- 
ferson's "Correspondence and Miscellanies." 

As a young man he seems to have displayed 
some of the military spirit which ]\Iiss Mary 
Kingsbury Talcott, the historian of the fam- 
ily, says has been its characteristic. He was 
not twenty when he became captain of the lo- 
cal militia company. One year when the 
state militia had their annual training at Nor- 
folk, Major General James T. Piatt pro- 
nounced young Seymour's company to be the 
best trained in the regiment, which included 
about fifteen companies. For three vears his 
company had the position of honor at the right 
of his regiment, ot which Abram G. Kellogg 
was colonel. This position of iionor was given 
to his company by Generals Sedgwick and 
Phelps and one ether, who reviewed the troops 
and decided that his company was the best 
trained in the regiment and so entitled to the 
place of honor at the right of the resiiment. 
About this time his health failed — he was 
threatened with consumption — and he re- 
/ signefl his captaincy ami sold his accoutre- 

On first coming to Bristol he was promi- 
nently identified with town affairs, serving as 
first selectman. &c., and for manv >ears on 
school committees and as assessor. In 1S70, 
when the Bristol Savings Bank was incorpo- 
rated, he became its president and held that 
office until his death, .\pri! fi. 1897. ^^^ ^^'^s 

a man of sound judgmerit, liberal views, wide- 
ly informed, and known for perfect i-Uegritv 
of character. Though a man of es.^entiallv re- 
ligious nature and much given to reflection on 
such matters, he never joined any churcli. Fie 
went to church with his family, but was not a 
communicant. He shared in the revolt against 
the severities of Calvinism, and seems to Ijave 
accepted the tenets of the Universalists. His 
[lortrait, painted at twenty-six, shows a long 
oval face of strength and refinement, with 
the strongly marked features of the -Seymour 
family. He had black hair, dark grev e'. es, 
a dark complexion, and was above medium 
h.eight. Electa (ChurchilF) Seymour had a 
brilliant complexion, dark blue eyes, hair dark 
brown almost to blackness, and remarkablv 
beautiful hands, — a loyal, gracious and hos- 
pitaljle woman. On the paternal side she was 
descended from the Belden. Wright. \Mllard 
( ]vIajor Symon \\'il]ard of Concord, ]\Iassa- 
chusetts), Hosmer. Butler, Boardman, 
Holmes, Betts, Hubbard, Huriburt and Fitcl; 
families, <S:c. ; on the maternal side from, the 
Pattersons, Wolcotts, Appletons, Burnhams, 
Goodrichs, Chandlers, Curtis, &c. 

Their children were: i. Laura Electa, born 
at New Hartford, April 5, 1S46. 2. Henrv 
Albert, born April 2, 1847 '• married October 

30, , at Washington, D. C, Mary :\Iarina, 

daughter of General ^Mortimer Dormer and 
Marilla (Wells) Leggett. 3. Marv Harriet, 
born July 22, 1849; married, October 18, 
1S71. Miles Lewis Peck, ot Bristol. 4. Lilla 
A\''ells, born Alay 10. 1852 ; deceased. 5. John 
Churchill, born June 5, 1S33 : died June 5, 
1853. 6. Grace Ella, born July 13, 1856: mar- 
ried October 11, 1S81, William Shurileir In- 
graham, of Bristol. 7. George Dudley, born 
October 6, 1S59. mentioned below. 8. Helen 
Wells, born January 29, 1864: died Julv 12, 
1866. All these children except Laui-a Elec-a 
were born in Bristol. 

(IX) George Dudley, ^on of Henry Albert 
Seymour, was born at Bristol. Connecticut, 
October 6, 1859. He graduated from the 
Hartford public high school in 1878 : removed 
to Washington, D. C, 1878, and entered tlie 
law office of his brother : graduated f r.: ni tlie 
Law School of Cc'lumbian Univer^itv. 1S80. 
LL. B. : LL. M.. :88[ : unmarrie'. 'He 
practiced in New Haven, Connecticut, since 
1883, and is a member of the firm of Sey- 
mour & Earle. specializing in patent cases. He 
is interested in city planning and in the fine 
arts. Fle is a memjber of the New Haven 
Municipal Art Con.imission. the New Haven 
Civic Improvement Committee (secretary); 
the building committee of Ives ^Memorial Pub- 
lic Librarv : memiier of State Comr.iission on 

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Sculpture ( api-ointed by Governor Weeks) ; 
trustee of Henry Wiiittield State Ilistorica! 
IMuseum i ajipoiiited by Governor Woodruff) ; 
member of Connecticut Academy Science?, 
Sons of the American Revolution, Connecti- 
cut Society of Colonial Wars, corresponding 
member American Institute of Arcliitects. In 
politics he is a Republican, in religion a Con- 
gregationalist. He is author of "The Old 
Time Game of Wicket and Some Old Time 
Wicket Players" : "The Familiar Hole Book 
on New Haven," in preparation, and numer- 
ous papers on architecture, forestry, geneal- 
ogy, &c., &c. He is a collector of Colonial 
furniture, oM prints. &c. He has traveled ex- 
tensively, and went round the world in 1902-3 
with Hon. Gifford Pinchot. Clubs : Gradu- 
ates ("New Haven), Centur>- Association 
(New -York"). Cosmos (Washington, D. C). 
Home, 223 P.radley street : office, 1 13 Church 
street. New Haven. 

NOTE: The compiler of the foregoing n.Trra- 
tive of the Seymours expresses his acknowledg- 
ments to Miss Mary Kingsbury Taicott, who has 
collected materia' for a history of the family; to 
Mrs. Maria Watson Pinney, of Derby, a granddaugh- 
ter of "Squire" Chauncey Seymour, of Xew Hart- 
ford, who has published a brochure on the family, 
and assisted in an examinaticn of the English rec- 
ords : and to the Honorable Morris Woodruff 
Seymour, 01 Litchfield, who has also collected a 
great amount of material about the family and pub- 
lished a brochure on Richard Sevmour, the Settler. 

(R^) piloses' Seymour, son of 
SEYMOl'R John Seymour (q.v.j, was 
born at Hartford, 1710. died 
there September 24, 1795. He married Rachel 
Goodman, who died there. July 23, 1763. Chil- 
dren, born at Hartford. Sarah. February 16, 
1740. died 1709; Aloses, tnentioned below; 
Rachel, December 17, 1744, died July 24. T794: 
Dorothy. October 13. 1746. died June 5, 1819; 
Aaron, March 4, 1749, died 1820: Eunice. Au- 
gust 7, 1751 ; Samuel. January 21, 1754: Cath- 
arine. August 29. 1756, died March "10, 1S14. 
(V^) piloses (,2). son of Moses (' i ) Sev- 
mour, was born at Hartford, July 2t,. 1742. 
He settled at Li:chneld, Connecticut. He was 
a soldier in the revolution and was in the 
northern army at the surrender of Burgovne. 
He died there. September 17. 1826. He mar- 
ried, November 17. 1771. :\[olly Marsh, who 
died July 17. 1826. Children, born at Litch- 
field: Clarissa, -\ugust 3, 1772. died Septem- 
ber 2. 1865 ; rvloses. June 30. 1774. died M.iy 
8, 1826. sheriff. 1819-25. postinaster. gave 
the site for the county court house : Ozias, 
n-ientioned below : Horatio. May 31. 177S. died 
November 21. 1857. United States Senator 
from \'ermont ; Henry. May 30, 1780. died 

August 26, 1837: Epaphroditus, July 8, 1783. 
died 1856. 

{VI) Ozias, son of Moses (2) Seymour, horn in Litchfield, July 8. 1776. died there 
June, 1851. He was educated in the district 
schools, and was a pioneer manufactiu-er of 
hats. He also conducted a farm. He uas 
prominent in public life and was sheriff of 
Litchfield county for several terms, in 1825-34. 
The house that he built in Litchfield in 1807 
is now occupied by ^lorris Seymour. He mar- 
ried Selima Storrs. Children, born at Liicli- 
field ; (Jrigen Storrs. mentioned below ; Hen- 
rietta Sophronia. born October 25, 1806. died 
June 22. 1892, married George C. Woodrnft 
(see Woodruff VII) ; Amelia" Sehma. ]\Iarch 
^'>, 1809. died July 15, 1S33, ixiarried David C. 
Sanford ; Maria, March S, 1813, married Rol- 
lin Sanford, and died April 5, 1836. 

(VH) Origen Storrs, son of Ozias Sev- 
mour, was born at Litchfield, February o. 1S04, 
died August 12, 1S81. He graduated from 
Yale College in 1824 and was admitted to the 
bar in 1826. He began immediately to prac- 
tice in Litchfield and continued for more than 
half a century. He was a Democrat in poli- 
tics and active in public afifairs. He v.-as 
elected to various town otifices and often rep- 
resented the town in the general assenibh'. of 
which he was speaker in 1850. He was elected 
to congress in 1851 and re-elected iri 1853. 
In 1855 he was elected one of the judges of 
the superior court and was on the bench for 
eight years. In 1864-65 he was the Demo- 
cratic nominee for governor of the state. In 
1870 he was elected judge of the supreme 
court of errors of the state of Connecticut, and 
in 1873 became chief justice, an office lu' filled 
until he retired in 1874, upon reac'.iing the 
constitutional age liirit. Much of the" time 
after his retirement he was employed as ref- 
eree in important cases. The new code prac- 
tice, adopted by the legislature in 1879, was 
prepared by a commission over which he pre- 
sided. In the last year of his life he was 
elected unanimously to the legislature from 
his native town, a significant tribute of the 
re:-pect and honor in which he was held iti hi? 
towns by citizens of different political iieliet. 
He received the honorar}- degree of LL. D. 
from Trinity College in 1866 and from Yale 
in 1873. (Jne of the important commissions 
upon which he served late in life was that to 
settle the disputed boundary between New 
York state and Connecticut. The series of 
brilliant lectures deii\-ered by him before the 
Yale Law Schr^l and tnembers of the New 
Haven bar in advocacy of the arlopti-^n of the 
revised civil practice had much to do witli its 
final adoption. 

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"Born of a family distinguished both in law and 
politics, Judge Stymour was one of its most bril- 
liant scions. In religion he was an Episcopci'i.-.!!. 
being a devout and devoted churchman. While 
Judge Seymour was pronnnent in all the walks of 
life, whether ni church affair?, politically or socially, 
he will be chietly rememherecl as a great lawyer and 
a good man. By his finalities of mind and training 
he was specially tilted to ornament the bar. His 
intellect was clear and cloudless; he grasped the 
salient points of a controversy with remarkable ease 
and quickness; in statement he was luminous, per- 
spicacious and str^mg. His style of oratory was 
simple, unornamental. but pellucid and most con- 
vincing. Those who heard him argue a case were 
convinced, in spite of themselves, that Judge Sey- 
mour reasoned from internal conviction of the truth 
of his cause and they felt that the argument flowed 
from his intellect as a logical sequence of estab- 
lished facts. Hence he was. while unrhetorical, a 
most persuasive speaker. By his death the Bar of 
the State loses its brightest luminary, his party an 
able and effective advocate, the church a pious and 
noble member, and society one who was amiable, 
gentle and affectionate, and who loved mankind 
because he recognized in them something akin to 
divinity. \'iewed in every aspect his death must 
be regarded as a public calamity. That he will rest 
in peace needs no assurance. With such a noble 
life, such lofty aspirations, such a pure purpose and 
with such noble fulfillments of the promises of his 
early manhood, he leaves behind him a record 
which, while it is to the honor and glory of his 
family, is also a delight and blessing to the pub- 
lic. Judge Seymour was a good and great man. He 
needs no further eulogy." 

He married Lucy M., born July i, 1804, 
daughter of Morris and Candace i^Catlin) 
Woodruff, of Litchfield. Children: i. Ed- 
ward WoodrtifY. mentioned below. 2. Storrs 
Ozias, born January 24, 1836. an Episcopal 
clergyman of Litchfield : married. June 20, 
1S61, Alary Harrison Browne and had Edward 
Woodruff, born April 11. 1S74. 3. Maria, 
October 2-/. 1S38. died September 11. 1878. 
4. Morris Woodruff'. October 6. 1842, member 
of the class of 1866 at Yale, graduate of Col- 
umbia' Law School in i8(i8. and began to prac- 
tice in Bridgeport, Connecticut ; was elected 
city clerk, city attorney and corporation coun- 
sel : in 1881-82 was state senator and was 
chiefly instrumental in establishing the state 
board of pardons of which he has been for 
many years a valued member; has been a lec- 
turer on law in Yale University and has given 
especial attention to admiralty and patent cases 
in the highest courts: has a summer home 
at Litchfield: married. Sejitemher 15. 1865. 
Charlotte Tyler Sa:iford : child. Origen Storrs, 
born April 19. 1872, i7iarried. ("ictober 25, 
1890. Frances Bolton Lord. 

(\'ni) Hon. Edward Woodruff' Seymour, 
son of Hon. Clrigen S. Seymour, was born at 
Litchfield. August 30. 1832. died fJctober 10. 
1892. He was prepared for college in the 
Classical School of Simeon and Edward L. 
Hart, Farmington, Connecticut, and entered 

"\'ale College from which he was graduated 
with the degree of A. B. in the class of 1853. 
He studied law and was admitted to tlie bar 
in Litchfield county in 1856 and practiced in 
his native town until 1875 when he removeil to 
Bridgeport,. Connecticut, and associated him- 
self in partnership with his younger brother, 
Morris W. Seymour, continuing thus until he 
was appointed a judge of the supreme court of 
errors of the slate. He was for several years 
judge of probate in the Litchfield district. 
He represented Litchfield in the general as- 
sembly of Connecticut in 1859-60-70-71, and 
was a state senator from 1882 to 1886. He 
was a lay delegate from ih.e diocese of Con- 
necticut in the general convention of tlie Prot- 
ectant Episcopal church'. 

"As a lawyer he was thorough, quick in percep- 
tion. ?ouiul in rejection, pleasing and effective in 
speech. He prepared his cases conscientiously. His 
knowledge of men. his quick wit, his rare appre- 
hension of humor and humorous things, his abound- 
ing good judgment, his intellectual alacrity in emer- 
gencies, and his courage in a crisis gave him a fine 
outfit for practice. He cross-e.xamined a witness 
always with skill, and sometimes with geiiiu?. But 
no temptation to score a point ever led him into the 
petty tyranny of abusing a witness. He were the 
golden rule on his heart and remembered that the 
man in the witness box was a brother. As a Jndge, 
without being hortatory, he warmed his opinions 
with wholesome morals. Such ethic*, for instance, 
as we find in the opinion of Coupland vs. Housa- 
tomc Railroad Company, in tb.c Sixty-first Connecti- 
cut, make good reading. His career as a lawyer and 
iudge strengthens our attachment to our profession 
which he adorned. Judge Seymour is mourned by 
the Bar and by the bench of the state with a 
common and tendc grief. Years of closest inti- 
macy bound many manly hearts to him with i' love 
which may not be told, but w'lich nuist be undying. 
His grave is the tomb of hope and promise and of 
a life broken when it was strongest. He was buried 
in the afternoon of a gentle October day. v\hen the 
sun shone through the clouds and brightened the 
geld and scarlet and c-im^on of fading nature, and 
he was 1 aried in love." 

The foregoing extract is from the pen of 
Henry C. Robinson. Jutlge Augustus H. 
Feiin said of Judge Seymour at the tiir.e of 
his death : 

"Yesterday morning, at Litchfield, there passed 
from week-day toil into Sunday rest, from '.\ork so 
consecrated that it was worship, into eternal peace 
— as pure a soul, and as gentle, as ever parted from 
eaith to enter heaven. One who speaks from a torn 
heart because he loved hnn living and loves him 
dead; one who met him in delightful social inter- 
course four days la?t week (the last time on Fri- 
day) in seeming health, full of life an.d its uMer- 
est-. and to whom the telegram announcing hi~ sud- 
den death tame with shocking agony, can neither be 
silent nor speak with a calm, dispassionate utterance 
in such an hour. Edward \V. Seymour lie- dead 
at the age of sixty, in the town in which he was 
liorn and on the street where he has alway- hved. 
The oldest son of the late Chief Justice, Ovi.cen S 
Seymour, he ini;erited the rare judicial tempera- 

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ment, the calm, candid, impartial judgmLiit. tl'.c 
love of mercy-teniiKTc-d justice, so essentially cliar- 
acterisric i..f hi- father. Educated at Vale Colleire, 
graduate of the famous class of 1S5.5, .studyuu; law 
in his father's otrice. into partnership wit'.i 
him, early and fre<|ueiuly called to repre-ent his 
town, and" later his senatorial district in the general 
assemhly. a useful menilier of consress for four 
years, having in the meantime, by devotion to his 
profession, as well as by natural ability, become 
the acknowledged leader of the bar in the two 
counties of Litchtield and Fairtield : certainly it was 
the principle of natural selection which three years 
ago led to his choice as a memlier of our highest 
judicial tribunal — the Supreme Court of Errors of 
this state. While if his services upon that court, 
this is neither the time unr place to speak with 
fulness, it has been the privilege of the writer to 
know them somewhat thoroughly, and because ot 
such knowledge he can the mere truly bear witness 
to the rare spirit of fidelity to duty, to justice, to 
law. as a living, pervading and beuehcent ruL' of 
action, with which, whether upon the bench listening 
to and weighing the arguments and contentions of 
counsel, in private study, in the consultation room, 
or in the written opinions of the court, which bear 
his name, the high duties of that great oitice have 
been sacreiliy ih-i h.'^rged " 

W hen Chief Justice Seyn;i.)iir dicil. (Inx-er- 
nor Richard D. Huhbard. in a pnbhc adtlres.s, 
iieclared : 

''I think we can all say in very truth, and sober- 
ness and with nothing of extravagance in eulogy, 
that we have just lo-t the foreni'tst. undeniably the 
foremost lawyer, and take him for all in all. the 
noblest citizen of our state. If it be too much to 
say of a son. whose years were almost a score less 
than those of the father, surely it is not too much 
to affirm that never did son tread more worthily 
in the footstep- of an honored parent, and never did 
untimely death break truer promise than this which 
has deprived our state of those years of ripened use- 
fulness, which would have made the career of the 
son a- fruitful in h^'urir. and all good, and good to 
all. as' that of the .-ire. I'.ut God knows best, and 
doubtless what is. i; for th.e be?t. Certainly to him 
who lies crowned with the Ijcatitude of Christ. 
upcn the pure in he.-irt. it is well." 

Judge Seymour married. ^Uxy 12. 1S64. 
^lary Floyd born in New York, 
?.fay 26, ifS3i. daughter of Frederick Augus- 
tus and Eiizaiicth (Canfield) Talmadge. the 
former of LitchlielJ, the latter nf Shariz^n. Con- 
necticut. Tlie}- hail no chiUh-en ( see Tal- 
madge \TI ). 

(The Tahnadge Line) 

(I) Thomas Talhr.aoTe came from England, 
in 163!. in the ship ••P1oi;q|;;' n-b.ich carried 
ten passenger-^, .i.notlier report says that he 
came in the fleet with Governor \A''iurhrop in 
1650. He landed at Charlesrow n. and later 
moved to Poston. and then to L^•nn. On .Mav 
4. '--'^4. the general court made him a free- 
man, an-! in ir,_;;_7 he was allotted two huud'/ed 
acres, ant' twenty acres was granted to hi.s s- .u 
Thomas. He nios-ed to Southampton. Lov/r 
Island, ndiich was founded in iC'^o. >.rost of 

the people came from Lvim. Massachusetts, 
and Thijma.- arrived soon after the town was 
settled. In \i>4> he was granted a home lot. 
lie was a freeman. March .'s. IM4U. and was 
nn the list of townsmen. .May 10. i04g. He 
mujt have left about 1650 and gone 10 East- 
hampton, of which his son Thomas was one 
of the founders. C)n May 24, 1651. he was 
finetl for absence from town meeting at East- 
hampton. He probably died in 1653. for on 
December g. 1053. the town records show that 
it was ordered "that the share of whale in 
controversy between W'idowe Talmagc shall 
be divided e\-en as the lolt is." and in February 
1654. Thomas (no Sr. or Jr. signed to the 
nan;e) was given five acres of land. Also 
there is a record of Thomas Tallmage Sr.. 
deceased, and a Thomas is mentioned on the 
same page as living, though no Junior is at- 
tached to the name. Children, as far as 
known : Simon. William, Christian. Jane. 
Thomas, Robert, mentioned below, ria\-is, 
born 1630. 

(II) Fiobert, son of Thoiiias Talhr.adge, 
was born in England, and came to .\merica 
when a yotuig man. In [(338 his uncle. lohn 
Tallmailge. of Newton Stacc}', Hant:-. Eng- 
land, left Robert a legacy. On September 3. 
1640. at Boston, he, with his brothers and 
brothers-in-law, signed a letter of attorney to 
Ralph King, of Watford, to get the monev for 
tlieni frrjui the overseers. C)n March 7. 1644. 
be was at S'lutlianiiitem. and he next api^ears at 
Xew Haven, where lie was made a freeman, 
July I. 1644. He was a married man in 1649. 
anil \ery likel\- married in 1648. He iriarried 
Sarah v,iio was born in England, doubt- 
less the third cb.ild of Thomas and Margerv 
(liaker) Xash. She was li'.drig in 1687 wlien 
Major John Xash left her, "the wid.ow Tal- 
riage," a legacy. Robert Tallmadge was said 
to have been one of the original purchasers 
of Xew Haven colony in 1639, and his brother 
or father Thomas was also living there for a 
while at least. An in\'entory of his estate was 
filed in 1662 by the administrators. Ciiildren. 
born at New Haven; Abigail, Mav -. 11 149: 
Thomas. October 17. 1650: Sarah. Scptembu- 
TO, 1652: John, September ri. if)54, men.tioned 
below: Encs, October 4, 1656; Mary. .Sep- 
tembier 2. ifi.-Q. 

( III ) John, son of Robert Tallmad'.^e. was 
bi::rn ar Xew FIa\en, Septeriiber it. 11.1^^4. He 
is in Bradley's list of Xew Haven proprietors 
in 16S5. He died in Aj.iril. lOqo. He married. 
X'ovember 18. iC>8fi. Abigail, ben October 30. 
i'''5S, daugliter of James am! Mary (Lamber- 
tf.n ; Dishcip. She w as Lcranddauglner of Cap- 
tain George l..ami.erri:>n. of th.e famous phan- 
tom slu!.. Janies ili-hnp. her fatlier. was a 

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distinguished man, and held many public of- 
fices as magisrrato, comiiiissioner on the union 
of the Nevv- Haven and Connecticut colonies, 
deputy governor of Nevv' Haven. 166.2-63, and 
of Connecticut, 16S3-87, tic. Children : Anne, 
born August 15. lOSS; James, June 11, 16S9, 
mentioned below. 

(I\') James Talmadge,* son of John Tall- 
iriadge, was born at Branford, Connecticut, 
June II, 1680, died 1748. He was commis- 
sioned cornet in 1731, lieutenant in 1734, and 
captain in 1735, and commanded the only troop 
of cavalry in the colony of Connecticut. He 
often held important offices, and was several 
times appointed on important missions b}' the 
colonial legislature. His home was in New 

He married (first), July I, 1713. Han- 
nah, born July 28, 1690, died February 16, 
1744, daughter of Nathaniel and Hannah 
(Frisbie) Harrison. Her father was a wealthy 
man in Branford, and for thirteen years was 
representative in the colonial legislature. The 
two presidents of the United States bearing 
that name were descended from this family. 
On June 22, 1747, Captain James Talmadge 
married (second) JNIrs. iNIarcy Ailing. Chil- 
dren: Abigail, born August 14, 1714: James, 
February 10, 1716; John, May 25, 171S; Han- 
nah, February 7, 1720; Ann, June 12. 1722; 
Dorothy, January- 23, 1724: Benjamin. Decem- 
ber 31, 1725, mentioned below; Tim.othy, Feb- 
ruary 2, 1730. 

(V) Rev. Benjamin Talmadge, son of 
James Talm.adge, was born at New Haven, 
December 31, 1725, died February 5, 1786. 
He graduated from Yale College in 1747 and 
studied theology while he was teaching school 
at the Hopkins Grammar School. In 1752 
he was invited 10 fill a vacant pulpit at Se- 
tauket, near Brookhaven. Long Island, and he 
remained w ith the church for over thirtv vears. 
until June 15, 17S3. He married ( first t. May 
16, 1750, Susannah, daughter cf John Smith, 
of White Plains. New York, and ^^lehitable 
(Hooker) Smith. Susannah was .great-grand- 
daughter of William Leete, governor of New 
Haven colony. 1661-65, ^'""^ of Connecticut 
colony, 1670-76 ; she was also a great-grand- 
daughter of th.e Rev. Thomas Hooker, "'foun- 
der of the State of Connecticut and father of 
its Constitution" ; she was also a great-grand- 
' daughter of Captain Thomas Willett. the first 
mayor of New York, and her grandfather, 
Thomas Smith, was one of the founder? of 
the First Pre-byterian Church in New York: 
her uncie, William Smith, was justice of the 
supreme court of New York province and 

* From the fourth .generation the name is spelled 
Talmadge in place of Tallmadge. 

one of the incorporators of PrinceiXiU College 
and the New York Society Libraty. Susan- 
nah Smith's mother, Mehitable liooker, was 
daughter of Janies Hooker, son of Rev. Srmi- 
i:el Hooker, son of Rev. Thomas Hooker, 
founder of Connecticut. Rev. Benjamin Tal- 
madge married (second) January 3, 1770. 
Zipporah, daughter of Thomas Strong, of 
Brookhaven, and Susanna ( Thompson) Strong. 
He had no children by her, and she married 
(second) after his death, and lived until June 

13. it^35-. 

His children by first wife: William, born 
June 9. 1752: Benjamin, Februar\- 25, 1754, 
nientioneil below; Samuel. Nrivember j^, 
^755' J'31'i". September 19, 1757; Isaac. Feb- 
ruar}- 25, 1762. 

(\T) Colonel Benjamin (2) Talmadge. son 
cf Rev. Fienjamin (i) Talmadge, was born 
at Brookhaven, February 25, 1754. died at 
Litchfield. March 7, 1835. He graduated from 
Yale College in 1773, and taught school. It is 
said that President Dagget, of Yale College, 
examined him when he was twelve years old, 
and found him advanced enough in learning 
to enter Yale, although he did not do so for 
several years. He was an officer on the s'aff 
of General Washington during the greater part 
of the revolution, and his prow-e.>s as a soldier 
is recognized by the leading histories of the 

One of tl'.e most notalilc feat.- weiS his 
attack on Fort George, Long Island, in No- 
vember, 1780. which he captured, including 
the ships under its guns, and he returned to 
Connecticut without the loss of a man. Ccn- 
,s"res5 passed a resokition of thanks to Major 
Talmadge and his men, and General Washing- 
ton sent him a letter of congratulation. His 
achievements are man}' of them given in his 
otticial correspondence with Washington, and 
in his autobiography. Afajor Andre was cap- 
tured by men in his comn.iand and he was in 
his custody until his death. Even Andre spoke 
of the kind and thoughtful conduct of this true 
gentleman, .-\fter the war he maiie his home 
in Litchfield where he became a successful 
merchant and bank president, and for many 
years was a representative in the United States 
congress, from 1801 to 1817, after which he 
refused re-election. One of Colonel Benja- 
min's most prized souvenirs of the revolution 
was a portrait of General Washington with 
which he presented him shortly before liis 
death. Colonel Talmadge posed for the lower 
part of the famous portrait of Vv'ashington by 
Trumbull, at the request of ^\'ashingto:l who 
was too occupied with public affairs, as Trum- 
bull had declared that Colonel Talmadge's 
legs were an exact pattern of Genera! Wash- 

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ing'ton's. "Col. William Smith Livingsion pos- 
sessed great physical strength, and with Col. 
Benjamin Talniadge, had the reputacion of 
being the handsomest men in the Revokition- 
arv Army." Tliev were second cousins. He 
married (first) ^^larch 18, 1784, Mary, daugh- 
ter of General William Floyd, a New York 
representative in the continental congress, a 
signer of the Declaration of Independence, and 
later a governor of New York. She died June 
3, 1805, aged forty-two, and he married (sec- 
ond) Maria, daughter of his old friend, Jo- 
seph Hallett, of New York, May 3, 1808. She 
died September 18, 1838. Children by first 
wife: William Smith, born C)ctober 20, 17S5; 
Henry Floyd. January 11, 1787; r^Iaria Jones, 
March 23, 1790; Benjamin. August 29, 1792; 
Frederick Augustus, September 10. 1794, men- 
tioned below; Harriet Wadsworth, April 3, 
1797; George Washington, September 13, 

(\II) Frederick Augustus, son of Colonel 
Benjamin (2) Talmadge, was born at Litch- 
field, September 10, 1794, died there Septent- 
ber 17, 1S69. He graduated from Yale Col- 
lege in the class of 181 1 and became an at- 
torney at law, practicing in New York City. 
He was elected recorder of the city of New 
York and sat on the bench for many years. He 
was a member of congress from New York 
City in 1846-47. He served in the war of 
1812 in Captain Craig's company of Inde- 
pendent Hussars. New York militia, and subse- 
quently received a land warrant. He mar- 
ried, ^lay 22. 181 5, Elizabeth Canfield. born 
at Sharon. Connecticut. August 19, 1793, died 
in New York City. December i, 1S78. Chil- 
dren: I. Elizabeth Canfield, born August i, 
1816, died April 25, 1897; married J. P. White, 
born October 8, 1808. son of Dr. John White. 
of Lewes, Delaware; children: Caroline Mac- 
kay, Julia Flewwelling, Frederick, Flo_\d. Cora 
Elizabeth, .Annie Louise. Elizabeth, Augusta 
Tallmadge. 2. Julia Flewwelling, July 5, 
1818; married, in 1841. V\'iniam Curtis Nuyes. 
a prominent New York law}-er ; children : Em- 
ily Caroline. William Tracy and ^viary Noyes. 

3. William Floyd, born in New York City, 
November 28. 1820. lived at Tolono. Illinois. 

4. Frederick Samuel, Januar\- 24. 1822, grad- 
uatetl at Columbia in 1S45 '■^- ^I- i" 1^49^'. 
a lawyer in New York: married, April 16. 

' 1859, Jidia Belden ; he died June 20, 1904, 
leaving a large bequest to the Society of the 
Sons of the Revolution. 5. Mary Flovd, Mav 
26, 183 1, regerit of the Mar\- Floyd Talmadge 
Chapter. Daughters of the American Revolu- 
tion, of Litchfield, named for her grandmother, 
wife of Colonel Benjamin Talmadge; married 
Edward W. Seymour (see Seymour \TII). 

(H) Daniel Hubbard, son of 
HUBBARD George Hubbard (q. v.), was 
baptized December 7, 1645, '^t 
Hartford. He was a soldier in the French 
and Indian war in 1675. He removed to Had- 
dam, Ponset district, in 1700. He married 
(first) February 24, 1670, Mary, daughter of 
William Clark, of Haddam, and sister of John 
Clark, of 2\Iiddletown Upper House. She died 
December 24, 1675, and he married (second) 
Sarah, born October, 1647, daughter of Ser- 
geant William Cornwell, of Middletown. Chil- 
dren : Daniel, rnentioned below ; Margaret, 
born July 20, 167G, died April 10. 1769; Mary, 
born January 16, 1678; Jacob; Sarah, i^iarch 
10, 1080-81'; Alehitable, August 18, 1683; 
;\Iary, Alarch 23, 1686. 

(HI) Daniel (2), son of Daniel (i) Hub- 
bard, was born at Hartford, Connecticut, De- 
cember 16, 1673. He removed to Haddarn, 
where he became a wealthy and prom.inent citi- 
zen. He owned grist mills and nuich land, 
and here he died November 24, 1758. His will 
was dated January 14, 1756-57, his son Daniel 
being executor. He married (first) Decem.ber 
8, 1697, Susanna Flailey ; (second) Bath.dieba 

. Children, born at Haddam : Mary, 

Daniel; Susanna, 1703; Elizabeth, 1706; Han- 
nah, 1708; Martha, 1710. married Abriham 
Stowe; Thomas, 1714, soldier in revolution; 
Jeremiah, mentioned below. 

(I\') Jeremiah, son of Daniel (2) Htib- 
bard, W'as born at Haddam, February i, 1716. 
Here he spent his life, and died November 30, 
1803. He married (first) November 11, 1736, 
Alice, born March 11, 1713, died December 
2. 1760, daughter of Captain Thomas and 
Katherine Shailer : (second) Mary Wells, or 
Shailer. born 1715, died July 21, iSio at Had- 
dam. Children, born at Haddam: Susanna, 
July 31, 1737 : Asa. November 22, 1738 ; Alary, 
May 19, 1740: Catherine, December i, 1743; 
Jeremiah, mentioned below ; David, August 
20, 1749, soldier in revolution ; Dorothy, Feb- 
ruary 17, 1751. died young; Dorodiy, April 
26, i'754. 

(V) Jeremiah (2), son of Jeremiah (i) 
Hubbard, was born at Haddam. Januar_\- 29, 
1746; settled in Middletown Upper House, 
now Cromwell, in 1793-94. and here he spent 
his life. He joined the First Congregational 
Church in 1794, and was elected deacon De- 
cember 14, 1807, shortly before his death, 
v.hich occurred August 2^. 1808. He mar- 
ried (first) February 11, 1768, Flora Hazle- 
ton, born November 16, 1747, daughter of 
James and Hannah Hazleton, who were mar- 
ried Jani:ary 22, 1747. Her father James was 
born October 16, 1723. son of James and 
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from i;i the revdlutinn. Children, 
born at .Middlet'iwn L'nper House: Rufus, 
Xoveniber 2-;-. IT08; Jeremiah, Xovenibcr 16, 
1770, died July 4, 1790: Simon, mentioned be- 
low; Alice. March 30, 1776; Susan, August 
28, 1778; George; Flora, Februar\- 6, 17S3; 
Catherine, April 15, 1785; Asa E. (twin), 
April 2'i. 178S: Uathsheba (twin of Asa), mar- 
ried Joseph Beaumont, and had Edmund, John 
and Flora A. Beaumont. 

( \'I ) Simon, son of Jeremiah (2) Hulibard, 
was born at Middletown Upper House, in 
1773, and died April 10, 183S. He married, 
in 1790- Chloe, daugliter of Jehiel and Ann 
(Edwards) Williams, of Croniwell. They had 
eleven children. 

(\n) Jeremiah, son of Simon Hubbard. 
was born at Middletown L'pper House. Ma}' 
22, iSoo. and died April 4. 1856. He was 
educated in the public schoijN and followed 
the sea. He became a master mariner, and 
for many years commanded a vessel in the 
West Indian trade. He also owned and con- 
ducted a farm in Middlesex county. "He 
was a man of simple habits, intelligent. bra\e. 
honest. haril-\\orking and God-fearing, a 
sturd}- specimen of the oli!-tinie Yankee 'salt'." 
He married. Marcli 16, 1825. Elizabeth, born 
Deceniber S. 1803. died June 23. 1870, daugh- 
ter of \\'ickham Roberts, a prosperous farmer, 
whose homestead included in part the present 
site of the Connecticut Ho->pital for the In- 
sane. They had eight sons an-i two daugh.ters. 

(\TII) Dr. Robert Hubbard, son of Jere- 
miah Hubbard, was born at Middletown Upper 
House. April 27, 1826. He was the eldest 
son, and owing to tlie frequent absence of 
his father on vo_\ ages he was obliged at an 
early age to assume much of the burden of 
management of the farm. In early life he at- 
tended the public schools, but his 
ties for education were very limited in liis 
boyhood, but by his own eltorts he secured the 
advantages that he earnestly desired. As jani- 
tor of the building he earned his tuition at 
the academy at Cromwell, and also [laid his 
board and other expenses in labor. Rev. Jareil 
C). Knapp was principal of the institution. 
With the consent of his parents, who could not 
afford the cost, he prepared himself for col- 
lege. As a farm laborer in S'.nnmer he earned 
some money, and in 184(3. at the age ot twentv. 
he was admittt'l to \"ale Coiloge. /\t the close 
of his first \ear he was "ffere;! the pi'sini'^n 
of principal rif th.e acr.deniy at Durham, and 
he accepted with the intention of using his 
savings to continue his studies at co]le:;'c; 
but a }ear later Dr. Benjamin F. Fowler, of 
Durham, influenced him to studv medicine. 

At the end of his second year as principal of 
the academy he resigned and began to study 
in the V'ffice of Dr. l-"owler. After a year he 
became a srudenl of Dr. Xathan B. Ives, an 
eminent [iractitioner of Xew Haven, and in 
accordance with a ci.immon custom went to 
li\-e in the doctor's family. During the two 
\ears he was with Dr. hes he also attended 
the \'ale Medical School, and in 1851 N\as 
graduated with the degree of M. D.. and was 
\aledictorian of his class. In Februar_\". 185 1. 
he came to Bridgeport. Connecticut, and be- 
gan 10 practice. His office at first was in a 
drug store on Wall street, and his practice S'oon 
became large. He had borrowed two thousand 
dollars to carry him through school, but was 
soon out of debt and enjoying a largu income 
from his practice. In Ma}-,- 1854, he formed a 
partnership with Dr. David H. Xash. and the 
firm continued for a period of seventeen } ear.-. 
In 1 8') I he w-as recommended by the Connec- 
ticut State Medical Society and appointed by 
Governor Buckingham a member of the board 
of n-icdical examiners to pass upon the quali- 
fications of applicants for posts as surgeons 
L>f Connecticut troops. In 1862 he went to 
the front as surgeon of the St\-enteenth Regi- 
ment, Connecticut X'oluiiteers. with the rank 
of major. Fie was promoted a few months 
later to the post of brigade surgeon in Gen- 
eral Sigel's corps, and sliortl\- after the battle 
of Ciiancellorsville was again promoted, be- 
coming surgeon of division in General De\en's 
command. In recognition of nteritorions serv- 
ices on the field of battle Dr. Hubbard w-as 
given the rank i_if medical inspector and as- 
signed to the staff of (jei-ieral C*. O. Howard. 
At the battle oi Gettysburg he served a< me'li- 
tal diirector in the Eleventh Corps, and he 
held the same position at the battle of Look- 
out Mountain, He was also staff surgeon for 
iTieneral Hooker. He took pan also in the 
battles of Missionar}- Ridge and RinggoM. and 
was consijicuous in his devotion to the w-ound- 
ed on the field of battle. The mental and 
ph}sical strai'i of liis trving duties finally im- 
paired his health s, , that he w-as oijliged to 
resign, .\fter a sbrirt rest he resun-ieii prac- 
tice at Bridgeport. He w-ent aliroad. partl\- fi'r 
stu.l}- and partly in hope of reiievi-i-,ir an at- 
tack of sciatica, caused doulitless by exro.sure 
in the army, and he visited the principal lios- 
pitals of German}-. Fie made a second; trip 
in 1887 and a third in 1885. In 187'; he ^^-as 
elected jiresident of the Connectici'.t State 
Medical Society. Fie w-as a member of the 
cit}- and count} j-nedical s<>cieties and. of the 
American Medical Association. He coiuril?- 
uted mail}- ii'ren-.<ting rei)orts. addresses aini 
[lapers to the publications of hi*: profession. 

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He was the instructor of many young physi- 
cians who afterwanls won high standing in the 
liroie^sion. souic fifty in all, among whon.i may 
Ijc mentioned Drs. Godfrey, Garlick, Lauder, 
Juhn C. L_\iich, Wright, and Gordon, of 
Uridgeport, and Dudley, of Chicago. During 
the last five \ears C'f his life he confined his 
practice to office business ami consultation. 

Dr. Hubbard was well qualifieil by tempera- 
ment and training for a public career, and he 
was called upon to fill many offices of honor 
and trust. In 1S74 he was elected to repre- 
sent the city in the general assembly of the 
state. In 1S75 he was the Republican can- 
didate for congress in the Fourth district, but 
his party was then in a minority there and his 
Democratic opponent. William H. Barnum, 
was successful. In iSj<> Dr. Hubbard was 
elected a state senator. In the following year 
he was again nominated for congress and his 
opponent won by a narrow margin. He de- 
clined a third nomination, though a Republi- 
can victory was foreseen. He preferred! to 
de\ote liis attention exclusivelx" ti) his prac- 

Dr. Hubliard's death was the re>ult of a fall 
from the steps of his office July iS. 1897. His 
skull was fractured and he died the ne.\t da\' 
at the home of Mrs. C. L. Hubbard Stead, of 
Bridgeport. He was in active practice for 
the unusuall}" long period of fort\"-six vears. 
He took rank easily among the foremost in 
his profession and his jiractice was large and 
interesting. He had a national reputation, but 
was beloved most among his own neighbors. 
The poor, whom he always served cheerfu!l\-. 
bear him in affectionate remembrance. He 
had a natural aptitude for his profession, a 
careful and painstaking preparation, long and 
varied experience. His memory is especially 
cherished by the veterans of the civil war in 
which he served so faithfully and well, and 
in which he achieved high distinction and rank. 
Few men enjoyed the respect and esteem of 
their townsmen in Bridgeport to the extent 
that Dr. Hiibl^ard did. In all parts of the 
country friends mournel his 'leath. and none 
more than the men of his own profession. 

He married. April 15. 1855. Cornelia Board- 
man, youngest daughter of Sherman and 
Sophia Hartweil. of Bridgeport. His wife 
died in 1871. Children: 

I. Sherman Hartweil, born in Briiigeiiort, 
died in [891; graduatt- of Yale Law School: 
jMacticed liis pn:'fess:''n at Bridgeport, mak- 
ing a specialty oi patent law: he was a meni- 
ber of the Athletic Club of New York City 
and of the Seaside Club oi Brid^eporr. also 
of the Coast .\rlillery Con^pany. 0: which he 
■vas first lieutenant: he wa- a crack shut with 

the revol\-er ar-d was the champion of five 
states : he mar'-ieil Comet, eldest daughter of 
Hon. John Theodore Ludeling, Chief Justice 
of Louisiana, and they had one child, John 1'. 
Ludeling, born November 12, 1891, now in tlie 
Yale Law School at New Ha\'en. 

John Theodore Ludeling, father of Mrs. 
Hubbard, was born in 1824, in New Orleans, 
Lnuisiana, son of John Henry and Frances 
Loretta De Salrane De L'Aill'euse Ludeling, 
the former a Prussian officer who served under 
Bliicher. John Henry Ludeling was first 
cousin of Queen Louise of Prussia and the 
rightful heir to the throne of Prus-ia befc^rc 
the battle of Waterloo. On coming to tlie 
I'nited States he settled at Point Coui^e. Louis- 
iana, where he practiced law and became judge 
of the district ui Point Coupe. He nio\ed to 
2\Ionroe. and there the bovhood of liis son, 
John Iheodore, was spent. The latter was 
educated in a Jesuit College in St. Louis. He 
was admitted to the bar in Louisiana, acquired 
a!i extensive practice and, like his father, 
scr\ed on the bench. From 1S68 to 1S77 he 
was chief justice of the state of Louisiana. 
He was a Repu.blican, and while liis two broth- 
ers enlisted in the Confederate armv, he re- 
mained a strong Union man, refusing to fight 
against Jiis family and his country. .Mthough 
considerable pressure was used to induce him 
to gi\-e his services to the Confederate cause 
he uncompromisingly declined, steadfastly ad- 
hering to his principles and at the same time 
preserving the respect of both parties. He 
married Mary Singleton, of Singleton Abbey, 
Ireland, daughter of Enoch Cople}- and a de- 
scendant of Joh.n Singleton Copley, the por- 
trait painter, an outline of whose career is 
giycn below. 

Chief Justice Ludeling died Januar\ 21. 
1890, at iiis plantation near Monroe. Louisiana. 
He was the father of two sons and two daugli- 
ters. of whom the elder married Sherman 
Hartweil Hutjbard, a.> mentione<l above. After 
the death of her husband ])>Irs. Hubbard, be- 
came tiie wife of C. Frederick Stead, treasurer 
of Salt's Textile ?\ianafacturing Comp.iuy. and 
they have one bon. Charles Frederick-. Salt's 
Textile .Manufacturing Comi'any uo.v cccu- 
pies tlie factory of tn.e old Howe Macliine 
Company on Kossuth street. This c^-'ucern 
had its origin in 1893 through the absorption 
and purchase of the .\mericar. branch oi die 
iiifi'.iential English firm of Sir Titus .^;.It. 
Baronet, Sons & Company. The concern em- 
ploys over four hundrerl skilled and ex;iert 
operati\-es in the manufacture oi pile fabrics, 
plushes, velvets anil seals. Their lnisine~.» 
is chief!} in the L'nited .StaK-s ano. Canada. 
Tlie ci'mpaiiN is ca]iita!ized at Sioo.coo. and 

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has the following ufficcrs : President, F. E. 
Kip; \-ice-prcsidcnt. Frederick Klioiles ; treas- 
urer, C. !•". Stead. It i^ one of the largest tex- 
tile industries in tlie country. 
■ 2. Sopliia Todd, daughter of Dr. Robert 
Hubbard, married Charles Al. E\erest. vice- 
president of the \"acuuni ( )il Company of 
Rochester, New York. 

3. Cornelia E., daughter of Dr. Robert Hub- 
bard, married Courtlandt H., son of the late 
Henry Trowbridge, of New Flaven, who was 
an importer and ship owner engaged in the 
West Indian trade, residing in New Haven ; 
children : X'irginia and Henry Trowbridge. 

John Singleton Copley, the first great Am- 
erican portrait painter, was born July 3, 1737, 
in Boston, ?\Iassachusetts. son of Richard and 
Mary (Singleton) Copley, both of whom, al- 
though of English origin, were Irish by birth, 
the former a native of Limerick, and the latter 
the daughter of John Singleton, of Ouinville 
Abbey, county Clare, and Jane Bruffe, his wife. 
Mr. and Airs. Copley emigrated to the new 
world and settled in Boston, the former dying 
in the West Indies, whither he had gone for 
his health, about the time of the birtli of his 
only son. About ten years later Airs. Copley 
married Peter Pelham, one son. Henry, being 
born of this marriage. In addition to being 
a land-surveyor and a mathematician, -Air. Pel- 
ham was a mezzotint engraver and a painter 
of passable portraits. Both the brothers. John 
Singleton and Henr}-, were from their child- 
hood devoted to art. Eleyond the instruction 
he received from his stepfather, Coplev was 
entirely self-taught. Tradition says that hi^ 
first attempts were made on the walls of his 
nursery and the margins of his school books. 
He early established a reputation as a por- 
trait painter, and in 1766 sent to his country- 
man, the painter, Benjamin \\'est, then resi- 
dent in London, a picture of a boy seated at 
a table, holding in his hand a chain to which 
a squirrel is attached. This painting, a por- 
trait of the artist's half brother, Henry Pel- 
ham, was unsigned, and the letter which 
should have accompanied it having been de- 
layed, the picture reached its destination with- 
out an explanatory word. West, however, 
surmised that it was the work of an American 
painter from the pine wood of the frame on 
which the canvas was stretched, and also be- 
' cause the flying squirrel introduced was an 
animal peculiar to America. Tiie painting 
bore so plainly the e\idence of a master-hand 
that he was loud in his praise, pronouncing the 
coloring to be v,'orthy of Titian. The rule 
excluding from the exhibition of the Society 
of Incorporated Artists all anonymous works, 
indeed all works not painted by members of 

the Society, was waived, and Copley's "Bov 
with the Squirrel" was given a place in th.e 
exhiI)ition. His reputation in England was 
at once eslablished and he was urged to go to 
LondLin, but it was niDt until 1774 Coplev 
concluded to cross the Atlantic. He was in 
Italy when the revolutionary war broke out, 
and wrote to his wife: "Tt is very evident to 
me that America will have the power of re- 
sistance till grown strong enough to conquer, 
and that victory and independence will go 
hand in hand." Copley ever remained loval 
to his native land, and at a later period earn- 
estly desired to return to his old home, but 
was prevented by force of circumstances. Dur- 
ing the remainder of his life Copley lived in 
London. It was not long before he became 
the fashion, and commissions for portraits of 
the nobility and of people of note kept him 
busily emplo}-ed. In 1779 he was elected a 
member of the Royal Academy, and soon after 
was commissioned by the city of London to 
paint a large picture of "The Siege and Relief 
of Gibraltar, ' now in the Guildhall of London. 
In this work all the figures are portraits. His 
celebrated canvas, "Tlie Death of the Earl of 
Chatham" established his reputation as a por- 
trait painter. It is now in the National Gal- 
lery, London, and copies were sent 'oy the 
artist to President Washington, John Adams 
and Flarvard College. Washington wrote : 
"The work is rendered more estimable in my 
eye when I remember that America gave birtit 
to the celebrated artist who produced it" 
Harvard possesses Copley's portraits of Joliu 
Adams, Hubbard, Aladam and Nich- 
olas Boylston. President Hoiyoke, Tliomas 
Hollis, the engraving from "Chatham," and a 
series of eleven prints from the artist's works, 
presented by Gardiner Greene. Among his 
other works are: "Ofifer of the Crown to 
Lady Jane Grey" ; "Charles demanding in 
the House of Commons the Five Impeached 
Atembers" ; "King Charles signing StrarFord's 
Death V\'arrant" ; "Assassination of Bucking- 
ham"; "Battle of the Boyne" ; "The Five 
Alembers brought back in Triumph" : and 
"The King's Escape from Hampton Court." 

Copley married, in 1769, Susannah Fani- 
ham, daughter of Richard Clarke, a wealthy 
merchant of Boston and agent for the East 
India Company, whose name was later to 
become famous as the consignee of the cargi' 
of tea which was thrown into Boston hariior. 
Airs. Copley was a lineal descendant of Alary 
Chilton, the first passenger to land froir the 
"Alayflower," who becante the wife of lohr^ 
Winslow. Not long after his marriage Coij- 
ley became the owner of all the land lyuii' 
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\"ernoii streets, Louisburg; square and Pinck- 
ney street — a tract about eleven acres. Cpoii 
this estate — his "farm," he used to call it — 
Copley's early married life \va.~ si)ent. Th.erc 
four of his six children were b'lrn: there he 
practised his art with unremitting diligence, 
painting those many portraits of courtly gen- 
tlemen in broadcluth or in satin coats and 
powdered \\igs, and of stately ladies in gowns 
of rich silk and stiff brocade which have made 
his na'me famous. His marriage was an emi- 
nently happ_\' one. The celebrated "Family 
Group," painted soon after he was established 
in his English home, represents himself and 
his wife, four of his children and his father- 
in-law, Mr. Richard Clarke. For nearly a 
century this picture hung over the fireplace in 
the dining-room of Copley's house in London. 
Upon the death of his son. Lord Lyndhurst, 
it was brought to the United States, and is 
now in the possession of Edward Linzee 
Amory, who has loaned it to the Boston Mu- 
seum of Fine Arts where it now hangs. Cop- 
ley died September 9. 181 5, at his home in 
London. His wife survived him many years. 
as did three children : Mrs. Gardiner Greene, 
who, after her marriage, lived in Boston, 
Alassachusetts ; Aliss Mary Copley, who re- 
mained in London ; and one son, John Single- 
ton Cople}', v.lio became Lord Lyndhurst. the 
distinguished British jurist and statesman, and 
was three times appointed Lord High Chan- 
cellor of Ens,dand. 

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(H) Captain Isaac W'il- 
WTLLIAMS hams, son of Robert Wil- 
liams (q. v.), was born in 
Roxbury, September i, 1638. He settled in 
Newton, Alassachusetts, and was deputy to 
the genera! court five or six years, and cap- 
tain of' a troop of horse. His will was proved 
July 27, 170S. Fie marrieil ( tirst > Martha 
Park; (second) Judith. Cooper. Children of 
first wife, born at Xewton : Ijaac, December 
II.. i65i : Alartha, December 2-. it)^-3 : Rev. 
William. February 2. 1065. tr.entioned below; 
John, August 31. 1667, settled in Connecti- 
cut; Ebenezer, October 22. 1669, settled at 
Stonington ; Tb.omas. October 23, 1673. Chil- 
dren of second wife: Peter, August 31. 16S0: 
Sarah, C-Jctober 2. 16S8: Ephraim. October 21, 
5691, settled in Stockbriclge, Alassachusetts. 

flTI) Rev. AVilliam Williams, son of Cap- 
tain Isaac \\'illianis. was born February 2. 
1665. He graduated at Harvard College in 
1683 and settled at Hatheld.. Mas'^achusetts. in 
1685, as a minister, .\fter a long ministry, 
he died suddenly at an advancecl age. about 
174.6. He published several sermons ; one 
on the ordination of Stephen Williams in 

a sermon on the i-irdinati' >n cf Kev. Warham 
Williams. 1733; the oriiiiiatint' nf Xchciiiiali 
lUill of Westfield ; convention seriuon. i7-'u; 
"The Duty and Interest of a Christian People 
ti) l,e Steadfast," "Directions to Obtain a True 
L'onversiun." 173'! ; a sermon on the death of 
his wife, 1745. President Edwards, in de- 
scribing his character at his funeral, said in 
]iart: "He was a person of unnatural com- 
miin abilities, and distinguished learnuig, a 
great divine, of ver}- comprehensive knowl- 
edge, and of a solid accurate judgment; judi- 
ciousness and wisdom were eminently his char- 
acter. He was one of eminent gifts, qualifying 
himself for all parts of the work of the min- 
istry : and there followed a savor of holiness 
in the exercise of those gifts in public and 
private. In his public ministry, he mainly in- 
sisted on the most weighty and important 
things in religion. Christ was the great sub- 
ject of his preaching; and he much insisted 
on those things, that nearly concern the es- 
sence and power of religion. His subject was 
alwavs weighty, and his manner of teaching 
tlicm peculiarly happy, showing the strength 
and accuracv of his judgment, and ever 
breathing forth the spirit of piety, and a deep 
sense on his heart of the things he delivereil. 
His S(;rmons were soiree of them vain, but v.'cre 
all weighty. His presence and conversation 
did peculiarly coiTimand awe and respect, yet 
it _ was at the same time humble and conde- 
scending." He married (first) Eliza, daugh- 
ter of Rev. Dr. Cotton. He married ( sec- 
I nd ) . (laughter of Rev. So'oniun Stod- 
dard, of Northampton, one of the greatest 
divines of Nc.v England. Childre:i of first 
wife: Rev. William, of Weston, born Mi'y 
II, 16S8; Alartha, ( 'ctober 10. 1690, iriafried 
Edward Partridge ; Rector Elisha, August 26, 
1094; Solomon, born June 4. 1700, mentioned 
beiow. Children of second wife : Daughter, 

born January i, 1707, married Barnard, 

of Salem ; Elizabedi ; Colonel Israel, of Hart- 
ford, born November 30, 1709; Dorothy, June 
20, 1 7 13, married Rev. Jonathan Ashle;.', of 

( I\ ) Rev. Solomon Vv'illiams. son ca Rev. 
William Williams, was born June 4, 1700, and 
graduated at Flarvard College in 1719. He 
was ordained December 5. 1722, and was a 
distinguished minister at Lebanon, Connecti- 
cut. He published a sermon at the ordination 
.if Jaci.ib Elliot at Gosh.en. in 1730; a sermon 
on tlie day of Prayer, on the occasion of the 
visit of Eunice Willian.s, daughter of Rev. 
John \\'illianis, wiio was carried captive by« 
the Indians to Car.ada, preached at Mansfield, 

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August 4, 1 74 1. Hu also preached an election 
sermon which was publisliei!. cniv vu the tkatl; 
of Eleazer W'iilianis in 1743: "Clirist \\a- the 
Living Witness of the Truth,"' 1744: a vindi- 
cation of the Scripture C'f lustiiying faith, in 
answer to Andrew Crosweii, 1746: "The True 
State of tlie Ouestimi Ctincerning the Qualifi- 
cations for Conmuuiinn, " in answer to Jona- 
than Edwards. He died in ij'^'j. or, accnrdin^- 
to another authority, in 177(1. He married 
j\Iary Porter. Children : Solomon, died 
young: Solomon, died young: Rev. Eliphalet, 
born February 24. 1727. li\ed in East Piart- 
ford, died 1803 ; Ezckiel. May 4. 1729, died 
February 18, 1788, sheritt of Wethersfield ; 
Governc>r \\ illi.'im. .March 18. 1731. died Au- 
gust, 181 1, si-nei- of tile Lieclaratii::! oi Inde- 
pendence: !Mar}', February 11, 1733; Thomas, 
Xovember 12, 1735, mentioried below: Mo,, 
May 8, 1740, died aged ten: Sanuiel, Decem- 
ber 5, 1741, died Jaiuiary, 1742: Eunice, May 
22, 1745, died June 14, 1836. 

(\')'Dr. Thomas Williams, son of Rev. 
Solomon Williams, was born November 12, 
1735, died February 10. 1819. Dr. Williams 
was a graduate of Yale College in 1748. He 
was a physician of Lebanijn. Connecticut. He 
married Rebecca Wells, a descendant of Gov- 
ernor Thomas Wells. Children : Solomon 
(twin), mentioned below: Mary (twin), born 
1783, died 1831. 

(VI) Solonion (2) Williams, son of Dr. 
Thomas Williams, was born in 1783. died in 
Manchester, Connecticut, in T875. at the great 
age of ninety-two }ears. In i8o''.> he married 
^lartha llaker. of IJrooklxii. Conn.ecticut, 
daughter of Dr. Joseph Uaker, who was a 
neighbor of ( ietieral Israel Putnam and went 
with Putnam's regiment on the Lexington 
alarm, April 19, 1775. as surgeon. Dr. Baker's 
wife, was a granddaughter of Rev. Elienezer 
Dev'ition. nf Sufhekl, Connecticut, audi tlaugh- 
ter of Rev. Ebenezer Devcuion. of Scotland 
parisii, Windhairu Comiecticut. and a descend- 
ant of Edward de A'otion, of Boston, a dis- 
tinguish.eil Iluijuenot refutree. Two of Alrs. 
Wilhani^' I;nHiier> were ot'ncers in the Uniteil 
States army, in the war of 1812, Captain James 
Baker cC'ntiiniL-d in ll':e army until rlisabled b\' 
illness, wdiile tlie otlier hri.ther. Colonel R'.i- 
lus L. Baker, remained until shortly before 
the ci\ d war when he resigned rather than 
obey orders from Jeti'erson r'avi-^, then sec- 
retary of war. I' ir tlie -en>!in;; if arms atKl 
amnumition in southern ai'senrds and fcrts. 

Children of and Martha Williams: 
I. Rebecca Wells. ])ovn in 1N07. married Rev. 
Store Hebbaril. and died in Beirut. Svria, in 
1S40; lie was stationed on the island of Malta. 
she in tlit Svrian mission. 2. Thomas Scott, 

born in 1812, a ci\ il engineer. n;arried, in i8a'i, 
Ellen Cootlwin, of Ivast Hartford: he liied in 
1875. leas'ing four children. 3. Sanutel I'nr- 
ter. bum in 1814, mercb.ant ami banki.r for 
many _\ears at Lima, Indiana, married u'lrst) 
Lyilia Hume: (second; her sister. Isabell.i 
Hume: he died in California, March 31, 18117. 
leaving four children. 4. Sarali Trumbull, 
born in iSid, married Lthvin Rolnnson, i.if 
Brooklyn, Connecticut, a direct descendant of 
Rev. John Roljinson. of Leyden, and had thiee 
children: he died I'ebruary 8. (881; she died 
March 12. 1900. 5. James Baker, mentioned 
lielow. 6. George Wells, born in 1820. married 
Martha A\'oodbriuge, of Manchester. Connecti- 
cut, and hail one scm. Charles S...of Hariior(i. 

7. William Stuart, born in 1S22. marrieil r\!ary 
L<lwards (joodwin. of East Hartford, and he 
was for lu.orc than forty years associated in 
business with his brcither, James Baker Wil- 
liams: Willi;un S. died in 1894, leaving four 
chiklren: Emily, Mrs. r". D. Glazier, of S'luth 
Glastonbury : George (jOodwin, of Jriartford, 
now president of Tin.- J. B. Williams Comj-iany : 
Bernard TrumlniU, who died in 1S9S : Mary 
Stuart. .Mrs. L. S. \\'elch, of New Haven. 

8. John Albert, \:on\ iii 1S24. a civil enL;ineer, 
eiuployed in the construction of the I'.o.sumi 
uater works and of the railroad from ij.iivcs- 
ton north to .\usiin, Te.xas : married, in Tex;is. 
Caroline Shennan. ar.d ilie 1 at Galveston. r,t 
yellow fever, in i8'iO. leaving one son. .\lbert 
Siilney. 9. Stilouion Stoddard, born in 182O. 
in Lebanon., died in Mniichesler in 1847. 10. 
Martha Huntington, born in 1828, in East 
Hartford, married, in 1802. Bryan E. Hooker, 
a lineal descendant of 1-iev. Thonias Hooker, 
the first minister of Hartford : he died in iSSS. 
she in 1907. leaving twu sons: Edwartl W. 
Hooker, ma^tjr of Hartford, in 1908-09. and 
Thomas Williams Hooker. 

i\'IIl James Baker, .son of Solomon ,2) 
Williams, was born in i8;8. at Lebanon in tl.e 
h(juse occu]'ied !)y his great-grandfatlier for 
fiit\-four years, by his grandfather eight\- 
four years and by his lather forty-six \ears. 
He attei'.ded the public schools in l.el>ar;on. 
liast Hartford and Plartford and the East 
Hartford Academy for two terms. In 'be 
spriui,' of 1832 he left the Stone Sch^-oi ,:ii 
D.'rr, riow Market street, Hartford, anil went 
to live with Deacon Horace Pitkin, of M:(:i- 
chester. where ite worked on the farm .T.d 
learrerl hriw ti.i use his brains as well as bis's in dailv tasks. In the spring of iSvt 
he entered the eir.ploy of F. e\: H. C. Wo .d- 
bridge. ne;ib.e\\s of i~)eacon I'itkm.' as cleric in 
their store on Manchester Green, and c 'U- 
Linued during the next four years, receiving a- 
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tliiity-five the seconil. Diirin;::^ tb.i> time, how- 
ever, he ccmtinued liis stmUes in tlie evenir.L'.s 
anil early nii;'rniiiL;s. He ])ici<e(l up a knc'wi- 
eilL;e of drills ami became a skillful ch.emist 
and pharmacist. In 183S the senior jiartncr 
withdrew from the firm and .Mr. Williams 
was admitted to the firm, the name becoming; 
Koeney & Williams. In 1S40 he sold his share 
in the business, with the exception of the druirj 
department, to the kue Christopher A. Wood- 
liridge, and then furnied a partnership with 
bis brother, lleor^e W. W illiams, in the drug 
busmess. In connection with the apothecary 
store, th.e firm manufactured a variety of com- 
pounds, such as all druggists sell, but few 
make. While in Mancliester Mr. Williams 
became convinced that there was a great and 
increasing demand fur a better quality of >hav- 
ing soap than was to be had and he began 
to experiment in making soap. For two }-ears 
he continued this work, giving away his prod- 
uct to friends and neighbors to test. He tin- 
ally placed on the market a superior article 
under the name of "Williams' Genuine Yankee 
Soap" : its success led to countless imitations 
and led the Williams Brothers into much liti- 
gation to protect their product. The business 
was continued at Manchester until 1847 when 
the firm was dissolved. George W. Williams 
retained the drug business and later moved to 
Hartford. James Baker Williams moved to 
Glastonbury where he leased from his father- 
in-law, David Hubbard, a small grist mill, and 
continued to manufacture shaving soap and a 
few other articles. After a year or more, 
another brother, \\'illiam S. ^^"illiams, joined 
him, and the name was changed to James B. 
Williams & Compan}-, remaining thus until 
1885 when the business was incorporated 
under the laws of the state of Connecticut 
under the title of The J. B. Williams Com- 
pany. James B. Williams was president to the 
time of his death : David W. Williams was 
vice-president: his nephew, George G. Wil- 
liams, treasurer, another nephew, Bernard T. 
Williams, secretary, and his son. Samuel H. 
\\ illiank^, chemist. The original plant oper- 
ated by ^Ir. W uliams at Glastonburx- had less 
than two thousand five hundred sc|uare feet 
of tioor space, while the company now has 
nearly two hundred tliousan.d feet. Tlie ca- 
pacity has increased ei'ghty-fc'ld ami sliows 
constant growth. The profluct finds a ready 
sale in all parts of the world. Tiiere is per- 
haps no concern in the multitude of manufac- 
turing establishments of Connecticut that 
reaches with its product as many persons and 
has achieved as extended a reputation as the 
\\ illiams Companw The business history has 
been hic;hl\- creditable. Tiiough beHnning 

with borrowed capital, his credit was alway.; 
of the best. He act|u.;red a large in 
the lei^itimate channels i)f trade and never 
lost tile gijod will of a customer. Year bv 
year, almost without exception, the business 
of the concern increased, from the start ti> 
the present time. Mr. Williams was also 
president of the Williams Brothers Manufac- 
turing Company of Glastonbury and of the 
N'ermont Farm Machine Comjiany of BelFiws 
Ivalls. \'ermont. 

.Mr. Williams enjoyed a remarkably long 
life, retaining his health and faculties to an 
extreme age. From 1886 to the time of his 
death he spent his winters in Florida, mostly 
at the town of Leesburg. He was fond of out- 
tloor e.xercise and used to work daily in his 
garden. Fie never used tobacco and when a 
bo_\- of nine signed the total abstinence pjledge 
and always Icept it. His iniluence on the side 
of temperance was very great in the commun- 
ity. He cast his first presidential vote for 
\ViIliam Pienry Harrison in 1840 and three of 
his brothers supported tlie same candidate. 
He rema-ned in the Whig party until the Re- 
publican p.'irty was organized and afterward 
gave his support to the principles and can- 
didates of that party. He represented his t>:>wn 
in the general assembly in 1863-64 and during 
his first term was a member of the committee 
on education ; during the second a member 
of the committee on engrossed bills. Prior to 
that time he had refuseil several times tC' ac- 
cei)t nominations for public otTlce. He refused 
a re-nomination to the legislative office and 
declined all further honors that were offered 
to him. While a resident of ^Manchester he 
served as recorder of votes during the exist- 
ence of that office. 

At the age of eighteen he enlisted in the 
East Hartford Artillery Company and was 
chosen corporal, but he soon resigned on ac- 
count of the confining duties of his position as 
a (.Iruggist. 

In 1S38 he joined the First Congregational 
Church in Manchester and in 1S48 was re- 
ceived into the First Church of Christ in Glas- 
tonburv. of which he was chosen deacon in 
1859. continuing in that office the remainder 
of his life. He was ver}- active and useful in 
the church. He was a member of the C' n- 
necticut Historical Society, the Connecticut 
Congregational Club, the Harrison \'eteran 
Club, the Independent ( irder of Good Tem- 
plars aiul the Sons of the American Revolu- 

He earnetl and enj<iye(l the respect and cc'ii- 
ndence of his neighb<jrs and townsmen as well 
as the business world in which he moved for 
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to men in all walks of life. The exten.i of his 
good works will never be known, lie was so 
modest and thoughtful in his ways of gi\'ing 
and helping others. In both business and 
private life his record was stainless, a model 
for his successors. Few liner careers of self- 
made American business men can be found 
than that of James B. Williams. He died 
March 2, 1907. 

He married ( first j September 24, 1S45, Je- 
rusha M. Hubbard, born at Glastonliury. 2\[a.y 
5, 1825, died November 20. 1866, eldest daugh- 
ter of David and Jerush.a i, HoUister) Hubbard, 
of Glastonbury. She was buried in her na- 
tive town. lie married (second), in iS6g, 
Julia Elizalx'th Hubbard, a younger sister of 
his first wife. For many years the names of 
Hubbard and Hollister were the most num- 
erous and prominent in the town of Glaston- 
bury. The first of the name of Hubbard to 
locate there was George Hubbard, who set- 
tled there when the town was part of \\'eth- 
ersfield. ]\lrs. Williams was b^rn May 10, 
1839, died 1902. 

Children of first wife: i. ).lary Ellen, born 
November 29, 1S50. 2. David W'illard, born 
April 12, 1853, died June 8, 1909: he had 
succeeded his father as president of The J. B. 
Williams Company, and as deacon in the 
church : he had been president of the church 
from the time of its incorporation in 1896; 
he was of a peculiarly winsome disposition, 
and made many warm friends among those he 
was thrown into contact with in matters he 
interested himself in outside of his business ; 
he serve! two terms in the general assembly, 
1893 and 1S95, was a member of the Sons of 
the American Revolution, the Societv of the 
Colonial Wars, the Hartford Club, the Yale 
Club- of New York, and a trustee of the 
Hartford Theological Seminary. He mar- 
ried (first) October 2^, 1876, Helen Penfield 
Rankin, daughter of Rev. S. G. W. Rankin; 
she d'ed in 1901. and he married ( second > 
August 30, 1905, Jennie G. Loomis. daughter 
of Judge Dwight LcMinnis. of Hartford: chil- 
dren of his first wife: Helen Louise, born 
1878; James Willard, 18S; ; Mildred, 18S7 : 
Ruth Clarice, 1890: I-ahel Stoddard. 1S04; 
one son of his second wife. D'.vight Loomis, 
,born 1909. 3. Martha Baker, born r)ctober 
17, 1854. 4. Jessie Elizabeth, born Nc.vem- 
ber 17, 1S57. married Henry F". Welch, of 
Charleston. South Carolina, an.d died there in 
1901. 5. James Stod<]ard, born September 8. 
1859, graduated from the ^ilassachusetts Ag- 
ricultural College in 1S82; after several ^■e^lrs 
spent in farmir.g he entered the Williams 
Brothers Manufacturing Company, makers c^f 

sih'cr-plated ware, and has been successful 
in building up a large bu'^iness, succeedi:ig. 
his father as president of the company; he 
also served a term in the general assembly' in 
1907; he is president of the Glastonburv 
Power Ci:m,pany, a director of 1 lie J. B. Wil- 
liams Company and of the \'ermont Farm 
}ilachinc Company of Bellows Falls, \"er- 
mont, a member of the Hartford (Hub. and 
president of the corporation of the First Con- 
gregational Church of Glastonbury. He mar- 
ried, ^lay 26, 1887, Katharine F'hillips. 
daughter of Judge R, L. B. Clarke, of Wash- 
ington : cliildren : Katharine Stoddard, born 
18S9; Helen Devotion, 1891; Percy liunting- 
ton, 1894; Edith Clarke, i8g6: Jessie Hub- 
bard, 1899; James Rufus, 1902. 6. Samuel 
Hubbard, mentioned b.elow. Children of sec- 
ond wife: 7. Anne Shelton, born Ni3\ ember 
5, 1S76. 8. Richard Solon:on. Ijorn July 8, 
t88o. graduate of Amherst College in 1902; 
married, October 18, 1904, ]\lariaii Homer 
Farnham, of Ossining, New York; son, Rich- 
ard Gordon, born June 20, 1908. 

("XTIF) Samuel Hubbard, son of James 
Baker Williams, was born September 28, 
1864. He attended the public schools and 
academy at Glastonbury and entered Amherst 
College, from which he was graduated in tlie 
class of 1885 with the degree of A. B. He 
took a po.-.t-graduate course in the Sheffield 
Scientific School of Yale L'niversity, making 
chemistry a specialty. For some years after- 
ward he was chemist for The J. B. Williams 
Company, soap manufacturers. Fie was made 
secretary, assistant treasurer and treasurer 
successively, and is now vice-president of the 
corporation which his father established. In 
politics he is a Republican. He has been tou ;i 
treasurer, secretary of the board of school 
visitors, president of Glastonburv Free Acan- 
em}-, wiiich is now the public high school, as- 
sessor of the town and is now chairman of the 
school committee of Glastonbury. He was 
elected from his native town to the general 
assembly of the state in 1900 and was houfe 
chairman of the committee on education. He 
is a member of the Hartford Club, the Ci'in- 
grcgalional Club, the L^niversity Club of 
Hartford. Daskam Lodge, Xo. 86. Free and 
Accepted Masons ; of Pythagoras Chapter. 
Royal .Arch Masons; of Wolcott Council. 
Royal and Select Masters: of Washington 
Commandery, No. t. Knights Templar. He 
is a prominent inemiier of the Congrecjationa! 
church, of which for twent\- years he lias been 
superintendent of the Sunday school, and he 
succeeded his brother D. W. William- at hi- 
death as deacon of the church, an office their 
father bad held for fortv vears. Mr. Wii- 


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liams is prc'-i'lcnt of the Connecticut Sunday 
School As^ociation, ami of the Ijoard of trus- 
tees of ti'e Hartford School of Kcliijious Ped- 
ag:i>g-y, and is one of the best-known Conyre- 
gaiionalisrs in the state. In busi^c^s, in pub- 
lic life and in social and church altairs. he 
has proved a worthy successor of his father. 
He married, in India, January 9, 1S89, 
Frances .\. Scudder, born September 4, 18134, 
daughter of Rev. William W. Scudder, a mis- 
sionary in India, who had been for eleven 
years pastor of the church in Glastonbury, 
who died in Glastonbury in 1895. Children, 
born in Glastonbury: Carol Scudder, bcrn 
}^lay I, 1890: Frances Rousseau. Xoveniber 
17, 1S91 : -Martha Huntington, October 20, 
1896: James F-aker, July 29, 1900. 

(\ ) Xatban Williams, son 

WILLIAMS of Isaac Williams (q. v.), 
of Stonington, Connecticut, 
was baptized July 22. 1720! He married, in 
1744, Elizab.oth Haley. Children: Prudence, 
born Dcccmiier 18, 1745: Lucy, March 11, 
1747: Ji>-luia. 'twin) July 18, 1749; Caleb, 
(twin): Kaac. (twin) June 10, 1751; John, 
(twin): Jh.iir.a. July 10, T754: Elizabeth, 
July 7. 175'). Catlierine. (twin) February 2j. 
175S: Mary, (twiiri. 

(\'I) Caleb, son of Xathan Williams, was 
born July 18. 1749. By occu.pation he was a 
farmer, and spent life in Groton. He 
married Freelove Fanning, of Gmton. Con- 
necticut. Children : Jesse, born June 28, 
1774. menti:jned belov,- ; Alfred, Caleb, Miner, 

; VII ) Jess'^. son of Caleb Williams, was 
born June 28. 1774, He r.iarricd, Octcber 13, 
1802. Betsey Elizabeth .-\\-ery. Cliildrei: : 
Eliza, born December 22. 1803: Caleb Miner, 
March 30. i8o''i, mentioned. beli>w ; Alonza, 
June 2f\ i8<58 : Ebenezer, June 6. 181 1; Ly- 
dia. May I, 1S13: Frederick, Mav 11. i8t''). 

iMli) Caleb Miner, -on of Jesse Wil- 
liams. wa< born .darch 30. 1806, in Groton, 
and died there, at the age of eight}'. lie was 
a fanner by occupation, and was also in busi- 
ness a> a merchant in Xoank. Connecticut. 
He was pn:>minent in town at¥airs, and filled 
many positions of trust. He also represented 
the district in the legislature. He married 
Sabra Gallup, born at (jroton, Xo\'emil)er ti, 
1809. died there, Xoveniber 27, 1S84. She 
was the eighth chi'd of Gurdon and .Sibell 
Gallup, who were married February 15, 1795. 
Gurdon Gallup was born at Groton, December 
18, 1771. and his wife. Sibell (Canron') C,al- 
lup, at Preston. Connecticut. He was of the 
sixth generation from John Gallup, the immi- 
grant, v.'ho came to America hum the parish 

of ]\Iosterne, county Dorset, England, in 1630. 
John Gallup was the son of John Gallup, who 
was tlie son of Tiiomas and Agnes ! \\'atk'!ns i 
Gallup, of Xorth Bowood and Strcxle, whose 
descendants still own and occujiy the mar.ors 
of Strode. He sailed from Plyniuuth. Eng- 
land, March 20, 1630, m the ship "^vl.ary and 
John" and arrived in X'antasket, May 30, of 
the same year. He went first to Doreliester, 
and soon after to Boston. His wife and chil- 
dren followed bini in 1633. He renrlered int- service to the infant colony. Both 
he and his son John were distinguisb.ed for 
bra\ery in the Pequot war an 1 in King Phil- 
'Ii's war. He was the leader of the friendly 
Alohegans, in the swamp fight at Xarragansett, 
Decem'her 19, 1675, ^n'' ^^ 'th se\eral other 
ca])tains was -lain. The name was originalh" 
Gollup. and tb.e familv was of Franco-German 
ancestr\-, from Lorraine, Children of Caleb 
Aliner William^: Betsey Ann. bcjrn 1S31; 
Gurdon. January 30. 1832: Lucy Elizabetii, 
April 18, 1833 : Emily, January 30. 1835 : 
Jc'hn Coleman, April 24, i83('i; Xancv. Feb- 
ruary 17. 1838: Jesse ]\Iiner, October i. 1840: 
Charles Fish. April 24, 1842, mentioned be- 
low: William Ledyard, October 18, 1843: 
Ellen -\delaide, 3.1arch, 1845 • Prank Edgar, 
July 15, 1849. 

(IX) Charles Fish, son of Caleb iliner 
Williams, was born April 24. 1842. in Grc>- 
ti'in. died in Thomaston, Connecticut, Decem- 
ber 17. 1907. He received a common scliool 
education, and wdten eighteen years old went 
to work" in the drug store of Dr. Seth Smith, 
of Xew London, where he remaine'l four 
years. He was then employed as clerk bv 
Lee & Osgood, of X'orwicb. and by \\ . S. 
Tyler & Son, of the same place. Fi^r a num- 
ber of years he was in partnership with ^Ir. 
Tyler, of Green^■ille, and later opened a drug 
store in .\nsonia, wdiich he carried on frT 
about nine years. In 1878 he bouQ;ht the old 
Seth Tliomas drug store in Thomaston, Con- 
necticut, and soon established a good business, 
which increased, yenrlv. In pc.plitics he wa- 
a Democrat of tb.e con^ervati-v-e type. He had 
the confidence and esteem of Iiis felli:.\^--towns- 
men wlierever he lived, and held various offi- 
ces oi trust. In Greenville be was postmaster 
and held other mini>r office? : in .\nsonia he 
served as warden of the borivagh ; in Thom- 
aston be was selectman for several years, fire 
conimissioner, etc. He v."as one of the di- 
rectors of tlie Thc'niaston Xational Rank. In 
religion he was a Baptist, and bis wife a Con- 
gregationalist. He was a man of superior 
intelligence, of cental dispusjtion and a uni- 
\ersal fa\orite. He married. Xo\-ember 5. 
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Foote Reynolils. a prLiniincnt farmer of 
Thoniaston, anil liis wife, LorinJa E. (Ed- 
wards) Reynolds. Henry F. ReMioicN was 
the son of Rufsell and Mary (Castle) Rev- 
nolds. Russell was the son of Samuel and 
Sarah ( Foute ^ Reynolds. Samuel was the 
son of Samuel and Sarah (Warner) Rey- 
nolds. Samuel was the son of Samuel and 
Susanna (Turner) Reynolds. Samuel was 
the ?on of John ajid Ahiyail ( Preston ) Rey- 
nolds. John wa- the son of John and Ann 
Reynolds. Children of Charles Fish Wil- 
liams: Charles Henry, born September ii, 
1868, mentioned below; Freilerick, April 12, 
1870, died August 26, 1870. 

(X) Charles Henry, son of Charles Fish 
Williams, was born September 11, 186S, in 
Norwich, Connecticut, and came to Thomas- 
ton with his parents when ten years of age. 
He was educated in public and private 
schools, and the New York College of Fhar- 
macy, where he graduated in 1889. He was 
with his father as clerk for several vears, 
and later was taken in as partner. Up to 18S9 
the bu.>ine^s was carried on under the name 
of C. F. William> & Son ; ^ince that time Mr. 
Williams, the younger, has run it alone, under 
the name of C. H. Wilhaiii^^. He is a direc- 
tor in the Thoma^ton National Bank, a mem- 
ber of Free and Accepted Masons, Independ- 
ent Order of Odd Fellows, of Thomaston, and 
of the Sons of the American Revolution. He 
married, October 31, 1894, Martha, daughter 
of Gifleon Walter and Sylvia (Malthy) 
(Hartsock) Woodruff, of Williamsport, 
Pennsxivania. She was born in the latter 
town, January I. 1872. They have no chil- 

William \\'illiams, iinmi- 

WILLIAMS grant, was born about i''i25, 
died December 17, 1689. He 
came fnnn Englaml and settled in the east- 
ern part of Plartford in it>^6. He was a cooper 
by trade. He was admitted a freeman in 
1634. He married, No\ember 20, 1647. Jane 
Westover, who died December 25, i68(i. His 
will was dated in ifi8S. Children: William. 
John, mentioned belov.-. James, ("jabriel, Sam- 
uel, Elizabeth, Jane. Ruth.. Mary. 

( II ) John, son of W'ilHam \\"illiams. was 
born in Hartford. His will was flated in 
1713. He had five ciiiKlren, 

(til) Jacob, son of John Williams, was 
born at Hartford in I'VyO. He married Reiiec- 
ca Hubbard. Hi<; will was dated in 1730. 
He had nine children. 

(I\') Israel, -on of Jacob Williams, was 
born June 13. 1744, at Hartford or Windsor. 
He removed to V.'est Hartford, where he died 

June 7, 181 2. He married (tir.-t) July 22, 
1772, Beuiah Loomis. born June 22. 1746, 
died December 5, 17S4. He married ( sec- 
on<l). February 2^, 178O, Cathorme Coe, bjrn 
January 16, 1744, died November 2^. 17S<J. 
He married (third) October 31. 1791. Martha 
Stanley, who (tied April 18, 1818. Chiidren 
vi first wife: Anna, born May 17, 1776, .iied 
March 18. 1S54: Israel, October 17. 1778, 
died April 2y. 1846: Warham. October 20. 
1781, died September 30, 183 1. Cliikl of rec- 
ord wife: .-\nson, December 18. 1786, died 
January 24, 1826. 

I \' ) Warham, son of Israel William-;, was 
born October 20. 178 1. in Wot Hartland, 
died September 30, 1831. H.e wa^ a farn-ier. 
He lived and died at Hartlaui!, ami lield 
various town offices. He Was a Free .\Ia-on. 
He married L}dia Ensign, 1S09. Children : 
Dwight,- Timothy, Chloe and Clarissa. 

(Vl) Timothy Ensign, son of Warham 
Williams, was born at West Plartland, Con- 
necticut, in iSii, died September 1805. He 
followed farming in his native ami surround- 
ings towns, and taught school for a niunber 
of years. Fie represented the town many 
terms in the general assembly of th.e state and 
was state senator. He possessed great exec- 
utive ability and was held -in the highest es- 
teem in the conmuinity. lie wa-- judge of 
probate for a number of years. He married 
Octavia Persis Gaylord, born at West Hart- 
land, died July 2. 1905, aged eigbtv vears. 
They had only one child, Howaid, 
mentioned below. 

I \ II ) \\'arham Ploward. son of Tini'^tav 
Ensign Williams, was b(jrn in \\"c:n Ilariiar.l. 
October 9, 1853. died in \\ in^ted, Connecti- 
cut, July 14. IQ04. He attended tlie public 
schools, and the Winchester Institute, under 
Colcnnel Ira W. Pettibone, ami \\'illi^ton Sem- 
inary at Easthampton, Massachusetts. He 
also took the Chautauqua Literary and Scien- 
tific Course. He worked on his father's farm 
during boyhood and until September. I'^^i, 
when he came to Winsted. Connecticut, ar,'! 
commenced his business career. He accep:e 1 
a clerkship in the Mechanics' Savincf- i'-jik 
and became its secretary in 188'') and held ih\i 
oftice until th.e time oi his death. He "Aa- 
also assistant treasurer. He was aUo setu^r 
partner of the firm of Williams, Hallett .!>; 
Griswold. investment brokers: director [:■ tlie 
Hurlbut National Rank, the Win:-ted H.:.-i^r/ 
Company and tlie Winsted Eil:4-e "I ■ •"'■ 
Wr.rks: secretary of the I.itchfieM C^'U-Tity 
Hospital : treasurer of the Winsted Real F- 
tare Company; treasurer of the Fir>t >ci!"il 
District; treasurer of the Fir-t Ecclcsia-txT:! 
Societv and deacon of the Fir~t Conu^ri^.i- 

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tional Church. !Mr. Vi'ilh'ams was a member 
of Winsted Lodge, Ancient Order of United 
\\'orkmen. He was a Republican in politics. 
He represented the town of Hartland in t'.ie 
legislature of the state. He died suddenly. 
being ill but a week. He underwent an oper- 
ation for appendicitis. 

Rev. George W. Judson, pastor of the First 
Congregational Church, in a tribute to yir. 
WiUiams at the funeral, said : 

"Mr. William^ will be missed — iinspeakal.ily mis^cd 
by his neighbors and friends. None of them arc 
ytt able to speak of their loss without a choking 
voice and tear-fiUcd eyes. His was not a demon- 
strative naSure. liut rather the calm, quiet, yet ten- 
der and true -pint, a nature you could always de- 
pend upon. t)nce you had entered into personal 
friendship with him, you knew you possessed some- 
thing that would abide with the passing years. Still 
waters run deep. Quiet souls are those which ere 
we realize it, have found a place in the affection of 
our hearts, a place wliich is not the vestibule nor the 
outer court nor the formal audience chamber or re- 
ception hall, but the living room where love abides. 
The family circle, the place where we welcomf 
these we love, those who without outward demand, 
have a heart claim to its warmth and affection and 
make a place for themselves which is all their own. 
I do not know a man in this community to v\ hom 
I Would have sooner gone in trouble or perplexity 
than to him whose absence from our midst makes 
all hearts mourn to-day. The laborer on our streets, 
not yet able to speak our language, knew Mr. Wil- 
liams for a friend and he was planning to study 
Italian that he might befriend them better in time 
to come. 

"Mr. Williams will be missed — who of us yet 
knows how much — in our church. I well remem- 
ber how he shrank from his election to the office 
of deacon a few years ago. He dreaded its pub- 
licity and honor, feeling he did not deserve they 
should fall to him. I talked with him about it, tell- 
ing him that to be a deacon meant to be a helper. 
a helper in church work, a helper to his pastor, a 
helper to the Lord Jesus Christ, the great head of 
the church. And that is what Mr. Williams had 
been before he became deacon, what he ha; been 
all these years, a helper of his pastor, by his ap-. 
preciative hearing of the Gospel message and as- 
sistance in every good word and work, a helper in 
bearing the burden of the church's financial sup- 
port, in its regular expenses, its new church con- 
struction and its missionarj- Gospel e.vtension work. 
A helper in keeping parish accounts and adminis- 
tering church trust funds, a helper in the Sunday 
school as pupil and teacher, a helper in the mid- 
week service where his prayers were an inspiration 
and help to ns all, a helper in the Men's Club, in 
which he h."d a pergonal interest and took an impor- 
tant part, beheving it capable of great things in 
benefiting the men of the church as well as those 
who are without. 

"It goes without saying that our brother was one 
whose life compared with his religious profession. 
Religion was life to him, the life which is hid with. 
Christ in God. He had no habits which ran counter 
to the main purpose of his life, and this fact led 
his physicians to hope that he might rally from the 
severe shock, which he almost did. * * * He had 
the unreserved confidence and trust of everyone of 
us. of all his business assoc!r!e=. acni'.aintarces and 
friends. His word vas as good as his bond, and 

he was being sought more and more by those who 
we. iild put trusts both large and small in his hands 
Up> n such integrity as his the public business wel- 
fare rests. Without it, each of us would have to 
hoard his own and find himself able to make liitle 
use of it. With it, one and another may unite their 
little savings and be sliarers in the returns wdiicii 
the use of accumulated funds may honorably secure. 
Upon integrity buttressed by sagacity and business 
judgment rest the confidence of widows and or- 
phans in their need, knowing well that their little 
is as safe and secure as the investments of the rich 
and great. Business, in a word, was with Mr. Wil- 
liams a public trust and he discharged its obliga- 
tion- in the spirit of the Apostolic injunction, "Dili- 
lieiit ui business, fervent in spirit, serving the 
Lord.' " 

2\Ir. \\'illian'is married, September 14, 1S81, 
.^ara Gilinan, of West Hartland, daughter 
of Samuel Blakeslee and . Harriet Theresa 
(Xewtonj Gihnan (see Gilman \'H). 

(The Gilman Line). 

(H) Richard (2) Gilman. son of Richard 
(n Gilman, was born in Hartford, in 1679. 

(HI) Elias. son of Richard (2) Gilman, 
died before February 18, 1754. when his es- 
tate was distributed among his children. 

(I\') Elias (2), son of Elias (i) Gilman, 
was born abuut 1720. His brother Richard 
quitclaimed t" him, December 23. 1761. He 
deeded to Josiah Gilman, Alarch 30, 1774. 
\'arious other deeds of his are recorded at 
Flartiord. He married twice. His first wife 
was S>bil . One child. Epaphras. Sy- 
bil Gilman ilie<l when Epaphras was five 
v\ eeks old. 

(\') Epaphras. sion of Elias (2) Gi'maii, 
was born at East Flartiord, 1750. died Sep- 
ten-iber 11, iSii. He was a soldier in the 
revolution. Fie married Flaniiah Clark, wiio 
died August 31, 1S13. 

( \'F) George Clark, son of Epaphras Gil- 
man, was baptized at \\^est Flartland, Con- 
necticut. |.-\ugust 3. t783, died January 2. 
1S43. He married Sarah Blakeslee, baptized 
July 26, 1789. 

(\"H") Samuel Blakeslee, son of Geore:e 
Clark Gilman. was born at W'est Hartland, 
Connecticut, October 27, 182 1. died in 1S67. 
He married Harriet Theresa Xewton, born 
at West Hartland. Connecticut, ]\iarch 5, 
1829, now living with her daughter. She is 
a lineal ^lescendant of Roger Xewton. the im- 
migrant ancestor, who married ^.lary, daugh- 
ter of Rev. Thomas Hooker, one of tfie found- 
ers of ILartford. Children of Samuel B. and 
Harriet T. Gilman: i. George Lester, a 
farmer in E'akota, married Emily Gaines, of 
Gene-eo, Illinois : children : George Gaines, 
FToward, Elias, Raymond X'ewton, Alice The- 
resa. 2. Sara, married W'arham H. Williams 
(see Williams \"1I'. 3. Ida. died in infancy. 

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4. Ada There?a, married Henry W'etniore 
Beechcr, funeral director, of New Haven. 
Connecticat, 111 tlie hrm of Lkecher 
& Uennett. 

This nanie is a pn^niinent i>ne 

DISBRO\\' in the records cif Westchester 
county, New York, and tlie 
ancient residence of tlie Dislirnw family, 
erected in 1077, -'^'^'11 stands in the town of 
Mamaroneck. The family originally came 
from the county of Essex, England, and were 
related to. if not immediately descended from. 
General Di?bro^v. or Disbrouq'h, who married 
Jane Cri'niwe!!. si-tcr fit tive I'rotector. Tney 
had Seven sijtis. of whom the youn^jest was 
Benjamin. A Samuel ni-l)n)UL;h was one of 
the first setikrs of Guilford, Connecticut, in 

The immigrant. Peter Disbrow, was one of 
the first and principal proprietors of Rye, New 
York, having come from England abciut 1660, 
and in 1665 was a state representative from 
Stamford. He had a son John who had a 
son Henry wh:>. in 168S, conveyed Iialf his 
land, situated in }danjaronerk, to has son, who 
a!s!> bore the name of Henry. The estate 
ongin;dl_\ Ci'n^isted oi seven hundred acres, 
including a valuable tract of woc>dland, called 
the hickoiy gro\-e. '['here is a small ceme- 
tery in l\[aniaroneck containing several me- 
morials to the Disbrow familv. In the pos- 
session of William Disbrow, of New York, 
are the family Bible, edited by Basket, of 
Lrmdon, i~^>>. and a silver-iieaded walking 
stick inscribed "Hcn.ry DisVjfow, 1697". 

(I) Joser-b- Disbrow, t'orn Decctniier 6, 
1705, died '.r'Vi. rnarr'ed Abigail, daugbiter 
of John ;\rcci-:cr. Cbildien: jchn. born Jan- 
uary 15, 17,^2. died ^La\ II. 1732; Jabez, 
Jime 23. !7.i4; Ja-on, .Vpril 30, 1736; Betty, 
November 1'^, 1738, died Soptemiier 13. 17JS: 
Noah. February 8, 1740: Lois, January 29, 
1742: Joseph. Fel>ruar_\- 28. 17-f-'.. mentioned 
below; .Asael. l^.Iarch 2S, 1747, died May 2, 
1813. mL>\"ed to A-hland Greene coimtv, New 
"^'ork, in 1701): Thadileus, }>{ay 3, 1749: Elias, 
November 20. 1750. died Tr,:-iuai'y 12, 1832. 

(Til Jtxei'b ■2). son of Joseph I i) ;ind 
.\l>igail i' .M-c'rer'' i3i^bn"'".-. was born Feb- 
ruary 28. 1744, and rd.nrird Phoebe Hen- 
dricks, in 17118. The}- had fi\e children, 
among then-,, Joseph, mentioned below. 

('Iir> Josrph i;'-,). son of jijseph ('2) and 
Phoebe { f 'on.flricks ) Disbr'-iv.-. niarric'i 
Tb)dge. and they were tb.e parents of a son, 
i^feeker. mentioned beb-w. 

(IV) 'Meeker, son of Jo-ejb (31 and .-\iuia 
(Hodge) Disbrow. was born June 8, 179"^. 
divii .'s.pril. 1S4.J. Fie a combmaker and 

had a factory in B.rL.rikfiold, \\hcre he spent 
the greater part of id.- life. lie married, De- 
cember 12, 183O, Julia \\hitl(x-k, an.d tlie fol- 
lowing sons were born to them : Henry Sel- 
leck, born October 12, 1837; David Burr, Au- 
gust I, 1841 ; William E.. mentioncil below. 
(\'i William E., son of Meeker and Julia 
(\\ hillock I Disbrow. was l)orn .March i^. 
1844, in B.rookheld, C'innecticut, died in 
Bridgeport, March 2, 1907. He was self-ed- 
ucated, and like most bo\s who attaitied to 
their early manlKiod in the stirring da\ s i;f 
the opening i-if the civil war experienced' mil- 
itary life instead of a higher education or an 
ear!)- start in Ijusiness. At eighteen he en- 
liste<l in the Second Regin.icnt, Connecticut 
N'oluiUeers, Fleax-y A.rtillery, the date of his 
enlistment being August ii, 1862. He was 
soi;>n promoted to the rank of corporal. On 
June 20, 1864, he was wounded at Peters- 
burg, \'irginia, and he also took part in the 
engagements at North .Anna, Tolripotomv, 
Cold Flarbor, Petcr-luirg, Winchester, Fish- 
er's Hill, Cedar Creek, Sailor Creek, Fort 
Fisher, S])i3tt>_\ Ivan.ia, and Snicker's Gap — • 
all in X'irginia. In July, 1865, he was hon- 
orably discharcrrd. After the war he settled. 
in Bridgepoit. where he was for a tinie em- 
ployed as a springmaker, afterward engaging 
in the tire insurance business and, becoming 
idicntiiied with pension interests. In iSgh 
Governor Coffin ai'i^ointed him quartermaster- 
general of th.c state. He tilled that pr,sition 
most ethciently, resigning in December. 1897, 
in oriicr to take the cd' de;)ut\- collector 
and cu>Loriis inspectoi-, ottices which lie filled 
up to tlie lime of the bnef illness which 
caused Ins death — a period of nearly ten 
\ears, during which lie liarl full charge of the 
marine department of the cii^^toms service. 
His [jroiiiinence in the Grand .Army of the 
I'lepublic was widely kr.owii and appreciated 
by rea-i^n of tlie fact tliat f'^r t^venty years 
he served as unartei-master of Flias IT(-)we 
Post. No. 3. an<l for foin- _\ears held the ot- 
ilcc of commander. In 1S76 he was eleciC'l 
depar'uient commauilcr of the (irard A.rniy 
of tb.e Re[n;blic in Connecticut, ami he nU':> 
ser\ed a^ secre:ar\ and [iresident of ihe Sec- 
ond Connecticut F{eav_\- .Artillerv .\^sociation. 
In local, state and national politics General 
Disbrow took a steady and active interest, and 
he was a lifelong and lovai adherent of tl.c 
Republican party. He was ever an advocate 
of the most honorable, straigr.tforward ar.d 
clean nietb.ods in politics, a.nd his high prin- 
cip.Ies and keen interest did much for the 
growth of political integrity in his cit\ . ije 
was rliairman of the Repu.blican town roni- 
mittee and. rcgistr.-tr of voters for ma;;_v years. 

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In 1S80 he had cliarge of the taking of the;-. iJe N\a^ a ir.eir.ber uf tlK Masonic 
fraternity, the lnde[ien(lent Order of (Jdd 
l^ellow s and Good Ten.iplars. I?Hiriny" tlie en- 
tire perioil of Iiis residence in Uridgeport lie 
was a mcnil)er and hberal sup]3orter of the 
First Baptist Church of that city and served 
as one of the committee in charge of the 
building of the present edifice. 

A true soldier of many brave deeds, an 
honorable, patriotic and useful citizen, and a 
public official of great capability and integrity. 
General Disbrow made for liimsclf a name 
widely honored l.iy the many not fortunate 
enougli tri kti'i^v him as a personal friend. 
He was of a kimJly. generous and unselfish 
nature, possessing a warm heart and a cheer- 
ful disposition. His success in military, civil 
and business life was due to his great indus- 
tr_\-. unfailing honor and sterling worth as a 
soldier and a man. 

("leneral Di-hrcAv married, ]\Iay 22. 187S, 
Lillie J. Roiiiu-cju, of I. a Crosse, Wisconsin, 
daughter of Charles and Hannah P. (\\'ilder) 
Robinson (see Wilder XH), and their chil- 
dren are: (^liarles R., connected with the 
Union Metallic Cartridge Company ; Lily E.. 
stenographer: Helen J., graduate of Snnth 
institute and a kindergarten teacher. 

(The WiWcr Line). 
The first Wilder known in hi^^t.iry was 
Xichi.'las. a niili(;;ry chieftain in the arnu of 
the Earl of Richmond, at the battle of Br.s- 
worth, in 14S5. The fact that it is a Ger- 
m.-'.n name, quite common in some parts of 
Germany at tlie present time, would indicate 
that he was one of those who came with the. 
Earl from France and landed at ^.[ilford Ha- 
ven. On April 15, 1497, being the twelfth 
}'t"ar of the rci'_;n ',f Henry the Seventh, :hat 
mi;narch gavi.; to Xic'.vilas \\ ilder, as a token 
of his favor, a landeii estate with a cciat-of- 
arms. This e-tate is still held by his heirs. 
(H) John, "^on c-f Xicholas Wilder, was in 
priscession of the e-tatc in 15-5. He married, 

.\i;ne~ and ibcy had a smi and a 

daughter: Tolni. mentioned belov/ ; and Agues, 
who diei.I in 1580. 

( HI i John (2), ion of John f i ,1 and Ag- 
nes Wilder, died m 1588. He n.^arried .Mice, 
daui;hter of Tlnimas Keat^. Cliildren : John. 
XiThclas, Williani. Tlii-ma'^. mcntiiiucd be- 
low: Elean.Tr. J. ;ni. Alice. 

f[\'! Tbi.ina-, r-on of John (2) and Alice 

; ('Keats'i Wilder, was of Shiolake. (")xon, and 

I pronrietcir of ihe inlicritance in Berk? 

I eouiuy, England. He married ?\Iarth.a 
. and their children were: lolin. of 

I Xunhiile, heir-apfiarent oi Thomas, died in 

ii-iS8: Thomas, mentioned i)cliiw ; Elizaix-lh, 
born 1621, married, in Hinyham, Massaciiu- 
setts. January 17, it>yj, Thomas Ensign, of 
^, Massachusetts; Edward. 1623. died 
()cti'bcr 28, ih'jo, married Elizabeth 'Ames : 
-Mary. Thonias WiliJer. the father, died in 
i')J4. and in M^y, 163S. his witknv left Slhp- 
lake for the colonies, settling at Hingham. 
Massachusetts. The town records show 
grants of land to Edward Wilder and his mo- 
ther, who remained with him in Hingham un- 
til her death in 1652. 

(\ ) Thomas (2), son of Thomas (i^ and 
.Alartha Wilder, was born in lorS. and set- 
tled, in Charlestown, IMassachusetts, where he 
was made a freeman in 1640. In 1659 he re- 
moved with his family to Xashawena. now 
Lancaster, Massacliusetts, where lie was a se- 
lectman and filled many other positions of 
trust until his death in 1667, He married, 

in 1641. Anna , wdio died June 10, 

1002. Children: ^lar}-, born June .30, 1642; 
Thomas, September 14. 1644, married, 1668, 
Alary Houghton: John. iG4C\ mentioned be- 
low; Elizabeth, 1648; Xathaniel, Xovember 

3, 1650, died July, 1704. married Mary Saw- 

(\'I) John <3), son of TlKjmas (21 and 
Anna Wilder, was born in 1646, in Charles- 
town, iMassachusetts, and was a farmer in 

Lancaster. He married Hannah. . and 

their children were: John, baptized July 12, 
1673, mentioned below: Thomas, ':--orn 1676. 
married Susannah Hunt: Flannah, October 
31, 1679, died September 26, 172S: J.imes, 
1681 : Ebenezer, June 23, 1683. died Decem- 
ber 25. 1728: Anna. 1690, died 1736, married 
Joseph \\'i]lard. 

O.H; John (4). son of John (3> and 
Hannah ^\'ilder, was I^aptized fulv 12. 1673. 
He was a farmer at Six Xations, afterward 
Soutli Lancaster, and nj:u,- the town of Clin- 
ton. He married S.-.rah Sawyer, and their 
ciiikhen vvere: Jonas, horn Xovember 16, 
iCiOQ. died 1707. marrie 1 Eunice Beaman : Jo- 
-iah, J.muary (>. 1701. married Prudence 
Ke\es: Mary. July o, 1703. married A\'ll!iam. 
Richp.n's'-n : Hannali. },rarch 4, 1708; 'lona- 
than, C'ctober 3. 1710: Ji.lin. .Xpril 13, 1713. 
married Prudence \\'i!der ; Thankful. .Vpri! 
15. f7i5' ^^'ilh'am, mentioned below-. 

f'\"Ill) Wiiliam. s mi of John (4^1 and 
Saraii (Sawyer) Wilier, wa- born September 

4, 1717, and was a farmer in that part of 
Lancaster which is now Bi_>lton. He married, 
in 1730, Sarali Sawver. Chil'ircn : fohn, 
horn Xovember 28, 1741, married Rebecca 
SawAtr and removed, to i\;tne_v, \"ermont ; 
William. f>cr,-ihcr 17. 1743. scifi'ed in West- 
minster; Sarah. April 24. 1750; Prudence. 

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April 17, 1757 ; Abel, January 16, 17110, died 
June 6, iScxS, r.ia'-ried, March 28, 1779, Han- 
nah Green, of JJoltori ; Daniel, be- 

(IX) naniel. ?on of \\'illiani and Sarah 
(Sawyer) Wilder, was born Aug'ust 21, 1764, 
was by trade a carpenter and in earl_\- life 
lived in (Jrwell. N'ernicint. He removed to 
Malone, Xew York, where he li\etl many 
years, and then went with one of his sons 
to Michig:an, where he died in 185 1. 
He married, in \'ermont. Poll}- Gould, and 
they had twehe children whose names have 
been preserved, though not in the order of 
birth : Abel, born 1783, mentioned below ; 
Orra, \vho married and iiad a son, Ilyman A., 
who was a graduate of \\"illiams College and 
a missionar}- in South Africa, died in 1877, 
in Hartford, Connecticut; Joseph. Alvin. Dan- 
iel, William D., Lucretia, Polly. Sarah Eliza- 
beth, Alelinda, Jerusha. 

(X) Abel, son of Daniel and Polly (Gould) 
Wilder, was born in 1783, and was a carpen- 
ter at Malone. Xew York. He married, in 
1808, Hannah Payne, born in 1784. died in 
1S42. She of the Eastham (Alajsachu- 
setts) branch of the family to which belonged 
Robert Treat Paine, signer of the Declara- 
tion of Independence. The Paines. or Paynes, 
are of ver}- ancient stock, tracing back, not- 
withstanding the diftercnce of orthograpliv, 
to one ancestral head. Dolh- Pavne. of this 
familx, v>as the wife of Pre ident Madison. 
Children of Abel and Hannali ( I^ayne) Wil- 
der: I. Royal Gould, born February, 1809. 
died In 1S13. 2. Thomas P., April 4. 1811, 

marrietl Poliy . 3. James M.. June 25. 

1813, married .\nc;eline Day; children: Laura. 

Eliza. r.lii-:er. .\li.-e and . 4. Hannah 

P., Xo\-eml'er 13. 1814, mentioned below. 5. 
Royal Gould, h^irn Feljruary 28, 1S16. mar- 
ried, March 3, 1846, Eliza J. Smith. He was 
for many year^ a n.iissionar} at Kolajioor. In- 
dia, uniii C'.r.ipeiled by ill liealth to return 10 
the I'nitcu Slates, when he settled at Prince- 
ton. Xew Jer-cy ; chiMren : Edward Pa^•^|Jn. 
a lawwr in Xew York. }dar\- T^ne. William 
Royal', Grace Evei>n and Rj/ert. r,. P,,,!ly 
Maria, born Ma-chi 4. 1821. died March 17. 
1851 : married Henrv Austin: one son. Ifenrv. 
7. Phoebe Elmira. bcrn July 16. 1824. mar- 
ried Joseph I.ampson : childi'en: Christnia. 
Chester, -\ngusta and Charles. S. Wil'iam 
Clement, born .April 24, 1S26. married Ada- 
line Hastings: children: Henry ani1 Adaline. 
9. Sarah Cb.arlotte, born February 15, 1830. 
married .\ndrew Day: children: Wilham. El- 
nier. Carrie and r,rai-c. 10. Jo-;i:.iii Prince, 
born [anuarv q. i,s;jj, died, in infancy. 

(Xis Hannah P.. dau-hter of .\bel and 

Hannah ( Payne ^ Wilder, was born Xovem- 
ber 13, 1814, in Malone, X'ew York, and mar- 
ried Charles Robinson, of La Crosse, Wiscon- 
sin, later of Malone, Xew York. He 
born in Gerniantown, Pennsylvania, son of 
John and Mary (Drcscher) Robinson, the 
former of Scotch and the latter cf Dutch de- 
scent. John Robinson was a soldier in the 
war of 1812 and died in Cincinnati. Charles 
Robinson was reared in Philadelphia :uk1 
learned the t'"ade of cabinet maker. He w as a 
\"ery line mechanic and was also an in.\ e;itor 
of turbine water wdieels, which he built, also 
mills and dams in ilalone, Franklin cou.nty, 
Xew York. Later he went to La Crosse, 
Wisciinsin. wdiere he engaged in the sri'eerv 
business and was later in Oshkosh for the 
purpose of taking up water rights there ; re- 
turned to La Croi^e and passed the remainder 
of his life there, dying at the age of se\en.ty- 
seven. Children of Charles and Hannah P. 
(^^'ilder) Robinson: 1. Almira, died young. 
2. John W. 3. }\lartlia L., married }ilack 
Kellogg, of La Crosse, Wisconsin. He was 
born in Canada and was a telegraph operator, 
lie latej- became connected with the .Vi-rc' 
York Herald as a war correspondent and was 
killed in the Custer massacre. They had two 
cliildren: Sue Cora, married Edward Uirev. 
and Mattie Grace, married Frank Stuart 
Temple, a pliysician of Boston ; they ha^■e ''■vc 
son. Franklin Lyman. 4. Lillie J., mrntioiied 

(XII) Lillie J., daughter of Cliarles and 
Hannah P. (Wilder) Robinson, wa^ b ;-ri 
June 28. 1845, and married William E. !'i-:- 
brcw (see Disbrow \'~). I\lrs. Dlsbrow 's 
the only survivor of her family. Her mo- 
ther died at the age of seventv-six. Her par- 
ents were members of the Baptist chnrcii. 

Morgan Gardner Bnlke'.ev. 

BULKELEY president of one of the 
strongest insurance comoa- 
nies in America, the Aetna Life Insurance 
Company of Hariforfl. ex-governor of C'-^n- 
necricut. f"rmer Unitetl State- Senatr^r. hank- 
er. pc'>l!tician. orator, pliilanthropi-t and pa- 
triot, veteran soldier and pui.ilic ser.-ant. has 
iiad a career of =uch strong and varied aciiieve- 
mcnt that Iiis life ha. been lived in tiie pr.hlic 
eye more thai; ahnost any other citizen (•! 
C'Muiecticut. He was born m tht iittle ^■i!la2^e 
lit East Haddam. ^liddlesex county. Connecti- 
cut, December 2<^. 1837. 

His ancestors were among tho^e men o: 
spirit anil stability wdio came from F.n'.;land 
in early times to live the life of indejieivii. nee 
and justice wiiich their education and iti-tinct 
taught tiicm to crave. The naine Bn'kciey 

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was in remote times Buclough, first known as 
the name ot a range of monntains in the 
count}- Palatine, Chester, England, wliere 
Baron Robert lUiclongh was loVd of the Man- 
or Bncloiigji in the time of King J(_ih.n. in 
1634 the [\ev. Peter Bulkelcy, fellow of St. 
John's College, Cambriilge, silenced for non- 
conformity, after a ministry of twenty-one 
years, emigrated tc") America with a band of 
adherents and settled in Concord, Massachu- 
setts, riis son, the Rev. Gershom Bulkeley, 
was grarlnated from Harvard College in 1655 
and marrietl the daughter of President 
Charles Chauncey, of Plarvard. Gershom 
Bulkeley was a renowned scholar and divine 
as well as a skillful surgeon, a brave soldier, 
a leading politician and a forceful contro- 
versialist, linguist and Viriter. His son, lohn, 
was the first clergyman to have a church in 
Colchester, Connecticut. 

In his early boyhood, which was spent in 
the village of his birth. }iIorgan G. Bulkeley 
was vigorous, industrious and zealous in the 
development of both mental and physical 
strength. When he was nine years old the 
family located in Hartford where he attended 
the pufilic schools until he was fourteen years 
old. The!i. in 185 1, he entered the enifiloy of 
the Aetna Lite Insurance Company as office 
sweeper, with wages of one dollar a week. 
Two years later liis father became president 
of that company, of which he, too, was to 
be the head in his mature life. After a short 
experience at this humble occupation the lad 
went to Brooklyn, where he acted as bundle 
ckrk ill a mercantile house. Icnown as H. P. 
Morgan and Company, in \vhich he became a 
partner fe\'en }-ears later. In 1S61, in an- 
swer to the call for volunt-cers at the out- 
break -of the civil war, young Bulkeley enlist- 
ed in the Thirteenth Regiment, Xew York 
\'oIunteer Infantry, and ser^-ed with credit 
during tlie Peninsular campaign. After the 
war he took a keen interest in politics and was 
a member of the Republican general commit- 
tee of Kinc;s county. 

After the death of his father in 1S72, !Mor- 
gan G. Bulkeley came to Hartford, which has 
ever since been his home and the center of 
his many business and political interests. 
Soon after his return to Plartford he organ- 
ized the United States Bank in that city and 
was its first presi^ient, holding that ottice from 
1872 to 1S79. The well-known solidity of that 
institution is greatly rlue to his sound iug- 
inent and capable financiering. In 1S79, upon 
the retirement of Thomas O. Enders, Mr. 
Bulkeley became president of the Aetna Life 
Insurance Ciimpany. established and man- 
aijefl b\' father aloutf such stronir lines and 

destined to become under }iIorgan G. Bulke- 
ley's great organizing skill, firm principle and 
rare manag;erial genius an institution sur- 
pa~-~ed by none of its kind for progress, suc- 
cess and sound standing. Its headship de- 
mands far-sighted sagacity, unswerving in- 
te!.;rity, keen knowledge of men and thorough 
intimacy \vith all branches of finance as well 
as great executive ability. All these essentials 
are combined in a marked degree in President 
Bulkeley as well as personal magnetism and 
the tact and good fellowship that make him 
the friend of his employees and his policy 
holders, .\lthough the Aetna has been his 
chief business interest he has had many other 
strong business ties and has been a director in 
the Aetna National Bank, the Aetna I-"ire In- 
surance Company, the I'nited States Bank, 
all of Hartford, and in the W'illimantic Linen 

.\ political career equally long and strong 
has been achieved by Morgan G. Bulkelew In 
1S75 he became a councilman in Hartford and 
the following year he was elected alderman. 
From 1880 to tSS8 he was mayor of the city 
of Hartford, a position for wdiic!) his con- 
scientious study of munici]'al politics and rare 
executive powers made him well fitted. In the 
office of mayor lie ])roved himself wise in his 
vigilance over the c't\"> niniiex . true to his 
principles irrespective of pariisan feelings and 
thoroughly the servant and benefactor of the 
people. Each year he -pent man\' times his 
salarv in fresh air. w'ork of a most practical 
nature and in many other movements for 
ameliorating the lot of the poorer classes of 
Hartford. Loving the Connecticut river near 
which he was born, he brousfht its beauties to 
the notice of tlie public by free excursions up 
and down its course ami by making various 
improvements a'ong its course which were 
forerunners of his later great work along this 
line and in securina; the new bridge. 

In 1SS8 2^Iayor Bulkeley v.-as noniinated by 
acclamation for the office of governor, and in 
Januarw 18S9, he entered on an administra- 
tion notable for its strength and effectualness. 
In 1S90 there arose uniler the new ballot law 
th.e tr\ing deadlock ?ituation. when the ques- 
tion of succession to the office of governor 
ci'uld not lie settled and it was Governor 
r.uikeie\'s duty to r-.-uiiiin in office, tliough 
legL-lation was in abeyance. In tliis difficult 
situation he acquitted himself with great tact 
and Judgment and won admiration from op- 
ponents as well as friends. When .the legisla- 
ture failed to make needed appropriations he 
and the Aetna Life Insurance Company ad- 
vanced funds necc-^ary for the maintenance 
•■•f state institutions until proper provision was 

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nia'le. Then as always the gnverimr's re- 
sourcefulness and (leeisiiMi saved the dav. Aft- 
er liii terpi a-^ ,:^'-uveriiur expired in 1893 he 
v,-a.s noininated teM" L'nited States senator, an<l 
two years later he withdrew and worked for 
the elect' ni 'A General Hawley. .Meanwhile 
other h.jnurs were hi.~, f^.r he was a ikleujate 
to the Repulilican national conventions in 
1888 and 1800, and in 1889 he was L^ranted 
the Iionurar_\" degree of ]\[aster ni Arts by 
Yale Univer-ity. In January. 1905. l-lx-llov- 
ernor Piuikeley was elected United States sen- 
ator to succeed General Hawdey and hi> ca- 
reer in the National Capitol, terminatin;^- in 
191 1, was one of note and distinction, qivinu: 
still furtlier cxidence of his great puhlic spirit. 
his grasp of pulitical conditions, his hostility 
to corporate aluises and his unusual executive 

Since the biu'uing of the old bridge at Hart- 
ford in 1895. Senator Bulkeley has hail at 
heart the \ision of the great piece of engineer- 
ing udiich should connect the two shores and 
make for the convenience and growth of both 
sides of the Connecticut. Since 1S97 he has 
been president of the board of commission- 
ers of the Connecticut river, bridge and hig!i- 
way district, and in that capacity has t;iven 
the best efforts of his mind and heart toward 
securing the wonderful structure tiiat now 
spans the Connecticut at its most important 
point, the great world-unrivaled britige that 
was completed in 1908, and that reached its 
perfect crimrdetio!; cb.ieH} through the inspira- 
tion and elt'ijrts of .Mori;an G. Pudkeley. Chi 
the occasion c.)f the completion of the biridge 
in October. looS. Hartford enjoyed three day- 
of festive and triumphant celebration ciisi^t- 
ing of hi-t',irical pageants, patriotic julrilees 
and many other suitaii'e forms of celebration. 
This great an'! sitjiiificant occasion was first 
corxei\ed in tiie mind of ?\lorgan G. Pulke- 
ley. and the niaiiy dcta'ls of his elaborate 
plans \\ere carrieij out under hi^ Iriving super- 
vision ami made possible by generosity. 
The celeI~;ration was the bringing together of 
Hartford'= present, j.iast and future, her his- 
tory and her hopes were embodied in the fea- 
tures of the iubiiee. The event was raie r>[ 
the gieatest and most significant in the his- 
tory 'if the city and state, not only liecaiise 
of the perfect comiMeli'in of one of tlie m^'^t 
wonderful, useful and einluring of man-m.ule 
structures, but also becau'^e of the new chap- 
ter in raunicipal and sttite progress tberei\\- 
propitiously o'cnc 1. It was l)ith fitting at\d 
nattiral Mi'i"L:an < i. llulkclev. abvays tlie 
piil)!ic"s leader au'l benefactor, should be the 
moving =]'irit in ti;ls great uudertakinu- and 
it3 achievenietit. On December 3, 1908, there 

was held in Parsons' Theatre. Hartf^^rd., a 
unKjue and memorable gathering of the peo- 
ple for the express purpose of ckiing homage 
to .Morgan G. Bulkeley for this hi- ^reat serv- 
ice to his fellow men. The occasiiui was cme 
of New i-jigland dignity and simplicitx'. the 
hearty enthusiasm being manifested in a tndv 
American and democratic manner. A mag- 
nificent siher service of one bm-:dred and 
fifty-six pieces was presented to Senator 
P.ulke!e_\- on that occasion. Alore recentlv. in 
the sjjring of 1911, he was given a silver lov- 
ing cii]> to mark the appreciation due him for 
further successful eftorts in improving land- 
ings I'm the Connecticut river. In all this 
wvrk he has budded for the futm-e, the splen- 
ihd bridge, the broad boulevard, the park 
land on the East Side, are all for the genera- 
tions to come. 

In the following patriotic organization.- 
Morgan G. Bulkeley is a member and lias 
been president; The Connecticut Sons of t'le 
Revolution, the Society of Foreign Wars and 
the Society of the War of 181J. lie is also 
a member of the ^Maytlower Societ}-, tlie So- 
ciety of Colonial ^^'ars, the Grand Army of 
the Republic and the Massachusetts Com- 
mandery of the Loyal Legion. He is a 'nered- 
itary memlier of the Society of the Cincinnati, 
and a Free Mason. He is a member of the 
C' iiigregational church, and of various local 
sncial clubs. He is especially interested in 
tile Hartford Club, and contributed gener- 
ously towards its present spacious huibhug. 

(..hi February 11, 18S5. ^[^. Buikele\ n.iar- 
ried Fannie Briggs, daughter of James an 1 
(.'aroline .\. Houiihton, r>f San Francisco. Cal- 
if.irnia. The children born of this marriage 
are: ]\Iorgan Gardner Jr.. born Deceinber 
25, 1SS5 ; Elinor Houghton, April 7. 1893: 
Houghton, August 9, 1896. 

Rev. John Cranviall. immi- 
CR.XND.aLI, grant ancest<ir, wa- of 

I'rovidence, Rh.ode Island, 
as early as 1637. He ^vas early associated 
with, the Baptists, and being persecuterl for 
his religious opinions, tied from Massachu- 
setts to the abiive-mentioned place. Hew 
long be reniainel at PreHiidence i- unknox\n. 
liut he wa- a rc.ident of Newport in ih;). 
and was there a [iri;.minent memiier •?{ t'le 
Baptist cb.urch. and subseiiventb.' became the 
first elder of that denomination at We-teriy. 
Rhode Isjr.nd,, July 21. ir'151. he witli Joini 
Clarke an^i C)badiah Holmes, beinu; the r'T-- 
resentativcs of that church, ;i'urne\ed tii 
L\'nn, i! -r the purpose oif holding ser\'ice- 
there, and were a'-res'ed and -ent to nri-on 
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fine of fi\-e jouncls. vr he pul)licl\- wliipped. 
On his pr(jniise to appear at the next ci.urt. 
hii\ve\er. i;e was released. In ii>55 he wa^ 
freeman. J!e was conini;s>Jiiner in 1(138-59- 
f)2-(),5. With eight others, he >i^ned a let- 
ter til tiie conrt of contmis'-ioners. of Rhode 
Island. Angnst 27, 1 06 1, in relation to a tract 
of land at \\'e-~terly. where they and others 
desired to settle. He was depnty in 1007. and 
in the fall of that same \ear was at \\'e-terl_\-. 
His name was i;in the list of inhabitants of 
that town. May 14, lO^x). lie and Joseph 
Torrey were ap].)i>inted eoninii^sicjncrs to treat 
with Ci:»nnecticut, relati\-e to jnrisdietion of 
lands. May 14. I'/io, and he was supplied 
with thirt_\--five shillings by the colon\- of 
Rhode Island to pay his way to Connecticut. 
He received a letter from the governor and 
assistants of Connecticut, November 18, 1669, 
in \\-hich the latter persons complained that 
he and others had appropriated a large parcel 
of Stonington township, and sought satisfac- 
tion, lie and Tobias Saimders answered on 
behalf i-f Westerly, and denied any guilt in 
the matter complained of. He was ccjnserva- 
tor i)i the peace at Westerly, in 1670, and 
deput}- from that town, 1670-71. He was ap- 
prehended and held by the colonv of Con- 
necticut. May 2. 1671. and desired the advice 
of the governor of Rhode Island, v.-hether to 
give bond, or abide imprisonmer.t. The 
assembly advised him to give no bond and 
promised to bear his charges and en- 
deavor to justify his acts. His first wife, 
name unknown, died August i, 1670, 
anrl he married 'second) Hannah, pr^ibably 
the dau^h.tcr of \A"illiam and Ann 1 Porter) 
Gaylord, of Windsor, Connecticut. She sur- 
vived him, and die.i in it'ijS, He died at 
Newport, where he had removed on account 
of the Imiian \\ar. in 1070. Children: John, 
married, June 18, 1672, Elizabeth, daughter 
of Samuel and Elizabeth Gortoii : James, took 
the oath of allegiance, Sciitembcr 17, 1670; 
Jane, died 1715. marrieij Jub i'.abcook : Sarah, 
married Jo^iah \Mtter: Peter, marriei! ^[arv 

- — ■ , died 17,34: Joseph, mentioned below: 

Samuel, horn 1663: jerenn'ab,, died 1718; 
Eiier, burn 1676. 

(in Rev. Joseph Crandall. son 01 Rev. 
John Crand.all. lived in Newport, We-ter!v. 
and Kiiigst^jwn, Rhode Island, lie married 
Deborah, daughter of Robert and Rulh 
fHiibliard") Rurdick. .She w as haptizeii Ariri! 
II, 1^185. He ciiosen town councihn;m 
of \\'esterly, April 20, 1704, but declined to 
serve. In 1712 !ie removed to King^tuw.'.. 
He deeded, one acres of land in 
Westerl}- to his son h>hn. ffe ua^; caiied tn 
the pasteirate cjf tlic- Sevenlb. Jt-\\ I'.anti-t 

Church .at Xeuport. M.i;. S. 1713. :nid wa^ a 
colleague there with William (iil^stm until 
the hitter's death in 1717. He died ScpLeni- 
lier 12, 1737. (.hilihen: i. Ji.^>eTili, married 
at Westerly, February 13, I7i5-i(>. to .'vnn 
Longuorthy ami had eight chililren at 
Westerly (could not have hatl Colonel Juhn 
who was born before 1705 and no Juhn 
is recordetl among the children). 2. l\Iary, 
niarrie<.l Nathaniel Wells. 3. Dehurah, mar- 
ried, at Westerly. Ai)ril 25. 1720, Joseph 
Clark. 4. Tacy or Lucy, married, March 3, 
^7^7- John Lewis, son of James Lewis. 5, 
Jane, married, at Westerly, Janary 29, 1718- 
19, Cyrus Ricimiond. 6. Eber (see records 
of Westerly and mss. additions in R. I. Gen. 
Diet. New England Hist. Gen. Librarv, II.js- 
ton. and note to Crandall Genealogy i^iS38) 
in same library). (See Beers Rhode Island 
work p, [812.) in which the list is the same 
except Lydia is given instead oi Eber, 7. 
John, mentioned below. 

(HI) John (2). son of Rev. Joseph Cran- 
dall. was born about 1700. Hi- brothers and 
sisters were married between 1715 and 1730. 
At Westerly there are records of marriage 
of John and Mary Crandall, November 19, 
1730: John Crandall and Elizabeth Lewis, 
June 28. 1738: John Crandall and Esther 
Lewis, April 19, 1740. These may be three 
marriages of the same man. in sp'ite of the 
fact that the town records gi\-e all the chal- 
dren under the names of John and Esther, 
because, if the date of marriage is given cor- 
rectly that record must be wrong, k should 
be noticed that the children's record was evi- 
dently made after 1742 for the youngest is 
entered first and the order of birth reversed, 
therefore tlie date of marriage is more likely 
correctly g-iven. It sometimes happens in tlie 
records tiiat births recorded in this way are 
given under the >;tep-ni(ither's name. The 
days of the me.nth- are mi>sing in the birth 
records and even the year- of birth are ij;icn 
to suspicion as gi\-Ln frLini memorv. Lewis, 
son of Colonel John, was named e\ident!\- 
for his mother, eidier Elizabeth or E-ther 
Lewis, but the date of Elizalietl-i's marriage is 
but twc> \ears earlier. In the will of Tames 
Lewi--, father of Flizabetlu d.ated. Mav h. 
1740, he mentiMTis Elizabeth Crandall. lU'.t 
at that time lAtlier was the wife of Cran- 
dall. if tlie date 'if marri;ige is C'irreet. Tiicr'. 
again, tlie niarriag> uf Jflm Crandall an.d 
]\Iaiy Crandall was aUer the date of birtii 
i,f Hannah in jiuie. 1730. There was at lea>t 
one Mther Jnhn Crandall in \\'.. >teri\' at tin's 
linie, for there is a record of hirtli of Mar- 
tha. r»ecember 18, 173!!, at Hopkinton, on the 
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this John, "late of Hopkintnii". married, 
March i8, 17,^4. at Weilerly. I-lber Cran- 
dall, son of Jolm CraaJall Jr., nianieii, at 
Westerly, February jj.. 1753, Ehzalievli Lran- 
dall, daughter of Eber. It should be 5t.-iteJ 
that the name "Tacy ( misread for Lucy ) be- 
longed in the Diirdick family ami came inti:> 
Colonel John's family through his mother. 
Ruth Hubbard,- wife of the pioneer, Robert 
Burdick, was a daughter of Samuel and Tacy 
(Cooper) Hubbard. Deborah Burdick ha(_l a 
sister Tacy and both Tacy and her br':itlier 
Samuel had daughters named Tacy. 

Robert Ihu'dick made yn agreement, ^larch 
8, 169J, with hi- ,on-in-Ia\v, Joseph Crar.- 
dall, by wlii-.-li the kittei was to take care <.'f 
his father-indaw and find him with iuitalile 
meat, drink, washing, lijdging, apjMrel. etc.. 
for life, in consideration of which Jo?eph 
Crandall was "to tl;e dwelling house and 
land adjoinitig. forever, and until Robert Cur- 
dick's death. t'> b.ave also the u<e i^f oxen. cart. 
two cows, ei-ht swine, and then to be re- 
turned t'j be di-p'i-fl iif by will, except the 
cart and whceU." "Ihi5 deed explain; why 
John ancl his brothers and sifters are found 
at Westerly. Ihinjick died scion after in the 
same year. 

The most sati-fact^ry .HippMsjiion a- t'> the 
solution of the I'imcuhy caused by the .p'lvious 
errors in the redu^U either in the liatc- '.if 
marriage or birth- <n children, i;. a-suming 
that the birth record is substantially correct 
an 1 that Esther w a- mother as ftatdl, that 
the date of marriage should be i.ief.jre 1730 
.-and the errc^r due to misreading nianu-cript 
-jn-tead of in the record itself. Then Mary 
Crandiali and Elizabeth Lewis would l.ielong 
to some other John Crandall. wdiose chddrcn 
.are not recorde<i at -Westerly. Children, as 
recorded at We-terly as children i:>f "John 
•and Esther"; Hannah, June, I'^o: iVdm. 
■January, 173-^; ^lercy. February. 1734: Lew- 
is. August. 1738; Ann. August. 1740; E-ther, 
February, 174^. 

(W) l.ewi^, ?.on of Colonel J' hn 1 2 i Cran- 
dall, wa- liorn in Westerl}, Rli'^ie L-land, 
August, 1738, tlied in the same place. He 
married I'.cthia Alain, of Stonington. Gm- 
necticut. Cluldren: Lewis, born IJct^ .ber 24. 
1769; Riioda. September i. 1771 ; John I'.rail- 
iey, Januar\ 23. 1773: Russell Smitii. Feb- 
ruary 15, T775; Hu-lle\-, April M, 177'): 
Charlotte, 3.1arcli j'), 1770; J'jjhua. .\i!uu>t 3. 

(\') Lewi; {2), son of Lewis iti Lran- 
dall, was born in Wc.-terlv, Rh-.le Inland. 
October 24, T7i>9, died in New Lfr.d..;!. He 
was a carpenter by trade, wxi!-kr...wn and 
hijrhlv-rc-pectC'! as a citizen. (L: rnarrieil. 

I'ebruary 20. 1805, Lathbheba, daut^^liter of 
Enoch and JNIercy (Pendleton) Crandall, and 
granddaughter of James and Damarius (Ken- 
yon) Crandall. Children of Lewis and Bath- 
sheba Cramiall : i. Lorenzo, born Xoveniber 
2, 1S05, married Enhly Stebbins. 2. Joshua, 
January 14, 1807, married Emily Tinker. 3. 
Lewis, see forward. 4. Fanny, December 
18, i8io, died in 1881, tnnnarried. 5. -\Iercy, 
June I, 1813, married Jedediah Baker. 0. 
Washington, October 24, 1815, married (first) 
Jane Blake, (second) Eliza, sister of Jane, 
and daughters of Elder Blake, for many years 
a famous Methodist minister in New London; 
(third) Elizabeth Clark; (fourth) 2>lary 
Ijenjanhn. 7. Enoch. 8. r^lary Ann, May 
2i,. 1 82 1, in New London, married Captain 
Samuel Greene, of New London. 

( \ 1) Lewis (3), bon of Lewis (2) Cran- 
dall. was born in Xew London, Januarj- 12, 
1800, died in the same city, January 26, 1896. 
Llis father was a carpenter, in which occu- 
pation young Lewis took great delight and 
interest, and mastered it iji every detail when 
a mere lad. At that time there were only 
three boss carpenters in town, and Crandalls 
were ea-il\- the chief. Their luniber yard was 
the source of supply to all in the bu-iness 
save those on a larger scale, and Lewis Cran- 
dall sent for all that was used in his own 
work and for retail. He entered with a great 
amount of energy into the work on his own 
account at twenty-fiv(- years of age, and put 
considerable skill and taste into everything 
that lie did. and possessed the rare faculty 
.'if ha\'ing all his business relations character- 
ized with such plea-ant feeling's on both sides 
that his customers invariabl}' became liis 
friends. It would be difficult to enumerate all 
the work of importance that he did, and tell 
the vast, for those da}-s, contracts that he un- 
dertook and carried throu:::h, sometimes with 
los< to himself. The period of the growth 
of Xew London iK-tween 1850 and 1880 was 
that of his largest undertakings. He built 
Lawrence Hall, the City Hall, residence of 
J. X'. Harris, residence of Adam Prentis. and 
many of -the other large houses of the town, 
besiiles hundreds of I'louses for men of mod- 
erate iTicans. Lie employed a force of forty 
men in th.ose da\s. He was also the actual 
builder of the I'equrit C>j!ony, putting the 
large addition to the Pequot House, biulding 
the Hall, Lcarneii, .-\ppleton, and dozens of 
other cottages, in fact all those surrounding 
the li'itel. He ':er\-ed. in the common coun- 
cil during the mayorsliip of J. X". Harris, was 
',..n the cummittce for the Hill street school m 
!8;8. au'l was instrmnenta! in bringing Xew- 
ton Fuller to X'cw London. He wa= a sin- 

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cere, unassiuiiing Christian, attending the sec- 
ond Congregational Cliurcli. anil liis creei! was 
very simple — Do right — and he lived up to it. 
He married, September 30. 1S35. Charlotte 
Crandall, who was noted fur wonderful beau- 
ty, and who bore him eight cliildren: Jennie 
E., widow of William Bu^h : Mar}-, died 
young; James Madison, died _\oung; James 
Greene, died young: Herbert Lewis, see for- 
ward ; Xoves Ijilhngs ; Aimie, wife of E. D. 
Barker; Fitch D. 

(\'1I) Herbert Lewis, son of Lewis (3) 
Crandall, was born in New London, January 
3, 1844. He was educated in the common 
schools of his native town and attended same 
imtil he was sixteen years of age. when he 
entered the counting room of Williams &'Ha- 
ven, then a famous whaling house oi Xew 
London. From 1861 to 181)5 he was connect- 
ed witli that house, through the various 
changes in the firm from tlie original name 
to \\'illiams, Haven & <^impany : Haven, ^^"!I- 
liams & Company, and C. A. Williams & 
Company. ]\lr. Crandall's long service with 
this well-known concern is the best evidence 
of his trustworthiness and close application 
to duty, ^\'hen the firm dissolved in 1895, 
he remained until- the very last vessel was sold, 
the schooner "'Era", one of the many '.vhich 
the company fitted out for long whaling and 
sealing voyages to all parts of the trlobe. 
After severing his connections with C. A. 
\Mlliams & Company, }ilr. Crandall was elect- 
ed vice-president of the Xew London City 
National [lank, a position he has since held, 
while fron"! iSj^ he was a director in the in- 
stitution. He v\-as one of the incorporators 
of the Fisher's Island Brick Conipany, v.-as 
made a director of it, and vv-a- elected secre- 
tary, an office uhich he still fill-. He is al-o 
secretary and treasurer of the X'ew London 
Cemetery Association, successor of the late 
Richard H. Chapell. In his political at^iliations 
a Republican. Mr. Crandall's activit\- in mu- 
nicipal affairs has alwa\-s been entireiv disin- 
tereste<l, as he has sought no official p^sirion, 
and has served only on the board of eiluca- 
tion, where his work during the six years 
from 18S.! to 1890 was most valuable. }xlr. 
Crandall is a member of the Thames Club 
of Xew London, wliile in virtue of his descent 
from John Howland and Elizabeth Tillcy, he 
holds memlier-hip in the ^Mayflower Societv. 
of Connecticut. He is a member of the Sec- 
ond Congregational Church, of v.-hich. he has 
been trustee for a number of }-ears, i::esides 
serving on the society's committee. 

Mr. Crandall married. October 23, 18-0,, 
Alice, dai^ghter of the late Captain Samiu-! 
Greene, one of the be^t-knriwn wl-.alii-ic cap- 

tains of Xew London, and his wife, Mary 
Ann (Crandall) Greene, and a descendant 
of Governor William Bradford, of Massa- 
chusetts. One child, Herbert Lewis Jr., born 
July 2. 1885, in Xew London, died tltree 
days later. Mrs. Crandall is a member of 
Lucrctia Shaw Chapter, Xo. 94, Daughters 
of the American Revolutiori, of Xew Loniion, 
in which she has twice held the ottice of vice- 
regent, is also a member of the Mayflower So- 
ciety, the Founders and Patriots Society, of 
Connecticut, the Colonial Governors and the 
IMary ^\■ashington Monument Association. 
Her interest in philanthropic endeavors is 
indicated by her connection with the Ladies 
Scaiuen's Friends Society, of Xew London, 
of which she is treasurer, and is also presi- 
dent of the Society of the United Workers. 
l\Ir. and ?^lrs. Crandall have traveled exten- 
sively both in Europe and their own country. 

Hon. Civilian Fones, of the city 
FC>XES of Brirlgeport, i> a de.-cendant of 
two French Huguenf.)t families. 
His paternal great-gran'! nas an exile 
to England during the reign of Louis XI \', 
and afteruaid became an officer in the Eng- 
lish na\y. ai-id when retired was given a tract 
of land embracing 1,500 acres in the state of 
Rhode Island, where the tr.wn of Wicktord 
now stands, and on whirh lie locate']. His 
son Daniel, the grand fatlK-r, and rjhristopher 
(the father of Civilian"), were born or. the 
ancestral acres, and the latter married Sarah 
A. Marigo'd, of South Carolinian lineasre, 
also a dc'^cendant of French Huguenots. The 
son. Civilian, came to Bridgeport from Xew 
York- City in 1858, where he has since re- 
sided. Lie is a graduate of the Baltimore 
College of Dental Surgeons, and been en- 
gaged in the practice of his profession, on 
the corner of jNIain and Bank streets, for 
about thirty-three vears. and the appreciation 
of hi- professional brethren has been ex- 
pres-C'I by electing him president of the Con- 
necticut \'al!ey Dental Association, aUo nre--i- 
dent of the Connecticut State Dental Sir-ciety, 
and in i'S93 he was appointed by Go\-. Mor- 
ris one of tl'.e five !>tate Dental ( "o.mmission- 
cr=. and. upon the organixati'jn of the corn- 
nussion was elected pre-n'cnt. v.liicli office he 
still holds. Governor Coffi.n also re-appoint- 
ed i-iim in 1895. 

Fle has beei-i identified with the Republican 
party since its organization, but never held 
political office until the \-ear 1884. -.vhen lie 
was elected to represent his ward as council- 
n-ian. The following year he was elected al- 
derman, and at the .Xj'ril election in i8,S6. was 
elected n-iayor of the ci;y, i-nercoming an op- 

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position party niajoi'ity by about, and 
was rc-clecteil in the spring' of 1SS7 by an in- 
creased niajorit}-, receiving- an imnsiuil ixiliii- 
cal supjiort from botb parties. Durinc: both. 
terms of bis oftice every effort was made for 
tiie improvement of tbe city. In bis message 
of 1886 be made mention of tbe necessity of 
taking urgent means to procure a new post 
office building, and tbe council passed a reso- 
lution for bim to take sucb steps as were nec- 
essary to bave a bill passed granting tbe erec- 
tion of said building. W'bereupon be, in com- 
pany witb several iirominent citizens, visited 
' Wasbington, and wbile tliere a bill passed the 
house appropriating the uKiney to tlie city of 
Bridgeport for the new government building 
which now stands at tbe corner of Broad and 
Cannon streets, the site of tbe old St. John's 
Church. There were improvements made, 
such as the removal of railroad tracks from 
Water street, tlie removal of tlie old Miller 
building, and erection of tlie lower bridge, 
also locating and placing of numerous gates 
and crossings. One of the marked benefits 
was the impn^vement of the streets and roads 
about tbe city. The Park Cottage was also 
built during' bis last term of office, and manv 
other iniprovements made of minor impor- 
tance. Botb terms were most harmijnious in 
every res]iect, as tliere was not a hitch in 
either part)' durincr his administration. 

A singular coincidence is tbe fact that he 
was born in tbe same year that the city, of 
which he was twice elected ma\'or, was incor- 
porated. He is a member of •several clubi in 
the city and state, and was president of tbe 
Seaside Club in 1892. He has taken se\eral 
degrees in Odd Fellr.wsbip and is a thirty- 
second degree Scottish Rite Ma^on. 

The surname Fones or Fownes belong'- to 
an old Engli-;h family, the lineage of wliicli 
is .given below. 

(T) William Fones Ii\'cd at Saxbie. De\on- 
sbire, Englaml, in the earl}' part of the fif- 
teenth century, and married a daugliur of 
Sir Robert Plyelston. (Hi Ceorge Fones, 
Esq., son of A\'illiam Fones. aUo of .'^axljie, 
married a daughter of ^lalbram h, of Malpas. 
(in) William, son of George Fones, was of 
Saxbie : married Teihaiii, of Telham. 

(IV) John, son of Willinni Fones, was of 
Saxbie: married Bradle\. of r.eilbam. 

(V) John, son of John Fone-, was <.f ."^ax- 

bie : married Lawell. oi Lawelb ( \'F) 

John, son of JoV^n Fones, lived at Dedford. in 
Bransgrove. V,"ighorn. CXTr! Thomas, sec- 
ond son of John Fones, lived at Dedford, 

(VIII) Tlionias Fones. son of Thomas 
Fones, was an apothecary at tbe Sign of the 

Three Fawns, Old Basley, Lond<jn. He died 
.\pril 15, 1620; his will was dated -\pril 14, 
1629. and pro\'ed April 29, 1629. C'W'ater.s' 
( ileanings," p. 1184; (.llenn's "Colonial Fami- 
lies." p. I ih). He con!mitte<l the tuition of ^imi 
Samuel during minority to his uncle Jnlin 
W'inthrop. of Groton, county Suffolk, and two 
others; also his daughters Elizabeth and Mar- 
tha "unto my said loving brother John Wyn- 
tliropp until they shall be married or attain 
their full age tif one and twenty }ears." The 
tuition of the youngest daughter }ilary was 
committed to her mother, Priscilla. (Gover- 
nor) Jnhii Winthrop and tbe ■'vidow were 
executors. He married (first) February 25, 
i'X)4. .Anne Wintiirop, born January 16, 1 5S5 ; 
(second) Priscilla, widow of Bezaleel Sher- 
man, daughter of John Burgess. His widow 
married Rev. Henrv Painter. Fllizabeth 
Fones, daughter of Thomas, married Robert 
Feake. of W'atertown. Massachusetts. 

John Fones or Fownes, of this family, a 
mercban.t at Hri^tul, b\- v. ill March 2S. i6;X), 
proved ()ctii!)tr Jj. 1009. gave to hi-, wife 
Anne lands in count}' .MonmL''jtb, called Mon- 
jo}', house at Newport, etc., ail to go to his 
son John after lier ileatii : son Joiin, tlien a 
minor, Mar\- Hester and Sarah Fone^ were 
the legatees : also brothers Thomas and James 
and other kin-men and friends. Plis \.'ido\v 
Anne, oi I!ri-t.)l. in will of Febri;ar\' 11, 1020, 
proved November 10, 1630, mentions sc^n- 
in-law William Claxton. grandchildren Abei 
and ]Matbew Rogers, AndrcA and Sarah Bar- 
ker, Anne and \\'illiam Fownes. and graiid- 
son John Founes : also her kinsman, .Mr. 
Roger Williams, of Newport, ami three 
daughters: also William Evans, \\iliiani 
Jones. Catherine Watkins, Elizabeth Stce- 
vens, ^lary I.onge. Ji)!m Tomlinson anii tvicii- 
ard Long, all relatives. 

(I) Captain John Fi'ues. the American im- 
migrant, is believed to he son of J.Min and 
.\:';nc I-'ones, menrioiieii, giandis^ni of 
Anne T'ones, mentioned in her 'vill in t','c9. 
There can be nr) doulit that he was of th.e 
family mentioned above. From him i- de- 
sceniied all the families of this name of ai;y 
considerable resilience in this countr}'. He 
set'Lleil in, Rhode Island, i-ef'ire 
ii>5''). and afterwards liverl at JamestoA'u ;i"d 
Kingstown. Rlinilt- I-kmd. He died Dec>.-iii- 
lier 20. 1703. His wife i\largaret died in I7'>). 
He sold 3-oootiL-- of Conanicut Isl-ui'l, June 
1'), 11^59. to Richaril Tew, for a g.■l.^,l ev.'c 
and six ewe lambs or a marc colt. He was 
called servant of Wilbani CoddingtiiU, He 
anrl five others bougbr of .\washu\\ ctt, chief 
sachem of Oi'ohe-ett. in Xarragansett. a tract 
of land deeded. Januar}- i. 1(172. Caiitain 

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Fones was a member of a court-martial at 
Newport for trial of Indians charged with 
being engaged in King Philip's designs Au- 
gust 24. 1676. It was \oted that certain ones 
were gulitv and they were sentenced to be 
shot. He was deputy to the general assem- 
bly 1679-80-81 : conservator of the peace at 
Kingstown, 1682-83. The Rhode Island as- 
sembly met at his house August 22. 16S3, and 
there received a reply to a letter sent by them 
to Governor Cranfield, of Xew 'Hampshire, 
who with others sat at Richard Smith's house 
at Narragansctt. The assembly prohibited 
Crantield and his associates from holding 
court in this jurisdiction. He was appointed 
by the president and council of Xew Eng- 
land, justice of the peace, May 28. 1686, and 
in the same year was clerk of the court of 
commissioners, in following }'ear was one of 
the justices of the inferior court of common 
pleas. He was one of three to contract for 
the building of court houses at Newport and 
Kingstown. He was both deput\' and as- 
sistant in 1698.' It appears that his wife was 
a Quaker, for she gave twelve shillings to- 
wards building the Quaker meeting house at 
Mashapaug. His will proved in 1703 desired 
his bod_\- to be buried where his two decea^^ed 
sons were laid; bequeathed to wife, sons John, 
Jeremiah, Samuel; grandson Fones Greene. 
Shortly after his death, his sons John, Jere- 
miah and Samuel, ratified land to sister 
Greene of \\'arwick and other provisions of 
the will. Children : John, born September. 
1663, died February 17, 173S, married Lydia 
Smitli ; Jeremiah, mentioned below ; Samuel. 
born 1666, lived at North Kingston, married 
Anne Tobbetts : Mary, married, Januarv 29, 
1689, James Greene; James, dieil }oung; Dan- 
iel, died young. 

(TI) Jeremiah, son of Captain' John Fones. 
was horn in 1665. and died in 1747. He lived 
at Kingstown, Jamestown and North Kings- 
town. Rhode island. He marrie.l (first) 

Elizabeth May 30, kx)4. Siie died 

;\Iarcii 2, 1709, anrl he married (second) No- 
vember 9, 1710, r^Iartha Chard, who died in 
T747. He was a freeman of Jamestown in 
1703, constable in 1705. His will, dated De- 
cember 2. 1727, proved July 13. 1747, his wid- 
ow Martha executrix, beqeathing to son lo- 
seph the homestead, to son John five pounds, 
grandson John Davis some silverware, to son 
Daniel certain landj, and to two other sons, 
Samuel and Thomas, certain other lands. An- 
other son and a granddaughter are legatees, 
but the are destroyed in the will. As 
none of hi? brothers left maie i-sue. all the 
Fones descendants are through Jeremiah. 
Children: James, born June. [695: Jeremiah, 

August, 1697; Joseph, May 11, 1699; daugh- 
ter, !\Iay 22, 1701 ; Margaret, Alarcb 9. 1703; 
John. Children of second wife; Mary, Sep- 
tember 20, 17T1; Daniel, mentioned belo^v ; 
Samuel, March 10, 1715; daughter, Febru- 
ary 23, 1719; Thomas. 

(HI) Captain Daniel Fones, son of Jere- 
miah Fones. was born at Jamestown, or 
North Kingstown, r^Jarch 9, 1713. He lived 
at North Kingstown. He was a jirominent 
sea captain and naval oflker. The Rhode 
Island records show that he commamled the 
colonial sloop "Tartar" as early as Fcljruary 
17, 1746 (Civil and Military Lists. Rhode 
Island, p. 100). The sloop mounted fourteen 
gr.iis and twelve swivels, and had a crew of 
ninety men. in 1744, imder Captain Fones. 
He totik part with his vessel in the expedition 
to Canada, sailing from Kingstown in May. 
1747 (Civil and Military Lists, Rhode Island, 
p. 122). The record book containing the 
dates of birth of his children is nuuilate'I 
and the years. are missing. Cb.iblren. bi.irn at 

North Kingston: Mary; : ; 

}ilartlia, January 11, ; Elizabeth. Oc- 

toiier 26. ; Daniel, mentioned below. 

(I\') Daniel (2), son of Captain Daniel 
( I I I'ones. w as born at North Kingston, 
Rhode Island. December 9, (prob- 
ably about 17'jOj. He was a soldier in the 
revolution, priwate in Colonel Elliott's regi- 
ment in 1776. in Colonel Angel's regiment in 
1779. and a corporal in a Rhode Island regi- 
ment in February, 1781. According to the 
census 01 1790. only three heads of families 
of this surname remained at North or .S'">uth 
Kingston — ^Joseph. Stephen and William. The 
homestead is in the town of A'^'ickford. for- 
merly North King-ton. His wife or mnther 
were probably of French. Hutruenot stock, 
judging from the familv tradition. 

(A") Christopher, son of Daniel (2^ Fones, 
was born in North Kingston, or W'ickf'ird, 
and eilucated tlieie in the pr.blic scbiO'">is. He 
learned tlie trade of carpenter. He married 
Sarali A., i.f South Carolina, who also of I-'rench Hucuenot ancestry. He 
became an architect and builder. For a time 
he lived at Toronto, Canada, wiiile in charge 
of a large contract in that citw and later in 
New \ork. His last year^ were spent at 
IJridgeport. Connecticut. He was a man of 
excellent character and exceptional aiiilitv. 
Chiblren : I. Civilian, boi-n October i. 1S36: 
studied dentistry, and . practiced at Bridge- 
port: president of the Connecticut \"aliey 
Dental .Association: a Republican, common 18S4. alderman 1885, nia}'or tS86; 
married. Octnljer 21, 1863. I'hebe E.. daugh- 
ter of Alfred S. Wright, of New X^^xk Cite; 

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chiliiren : George, died young'. Grace and 
Alfred C. 2. Adulphus Edwy, mentioned be- 
low. Also Anyu5tu.s, Daniel. Grace, John, 
Robert. Charles, Calista, and Margaret. 

(\'I ) Adolphus Edwy Fone5.»son of Chris- 
topher Fones. was horn June 12, 1S41, in Up- 
per Canada, where his parents were located 
temporarily, and he died March 9, 1906, at 
Bridgeport. Connecticut. His early educa- 
tion was received in Canadian schools. He 
came to Bridgeport when he was about twen- 
ty-one years old. For a short time he found 
employment in one of the factories, but aft- 
erward studied dentistry in the office of his Dr. Ci\ilian Fones. and was eventu- 
ally received into partnership with him. Some 
years afterward Dr. Adolphus E. Fones 
bought out his brother and continued in busi- 
ness alone up to his death, at his residence, 
which was for many }ears at S<S7 East ^lain 
street, Bridgeport, where his n'idow now re- 

In religion he was a Methodist, and a 
trustee of the church. lie was a member of 
the Odd Fellows. His wife built in Bridge- 
port, for investment purposes, a large business 
block and a number of cottages. He married, 
June iS. 1S7J. Mary Katie, daughter of 
Charles Henrv Curtis (see Curtis). Chil- 
dren, born at BridgepLirt : i. \\'illiam Henry, 
marrieil Anna C',innor.~. oi Xorwalk ; he is 
with the Smith Publishing Comi)any, Xew 
York C'ty. _'. Harriet Augusta, married. 
1902. Roy Eldridge Tuttle, a dentist, of 

(The Curtis LiiieV 

(H) Jolm Curtis (q. v.). son of Elizabeth 
Curtis, widow, came ti> Stratford among the 
first settlers, svith his lirotlicr William and 
motlier. He was born in England, and died 
Decei'nber 2, 1707. aged}--four }-ears. 

He married Elizabeth , who died in 

March. 1681-S2. Children, born at Stratford: 
John, October 14, 1642, settled in ?\ewark, 
New Jersey: Israel, April 3, 1O44: Elizabeth, 
May 2, 1647; Thomas, January 14, 1648: Jo- 
seph, mentioned below: Benjamin. September 
30, 1652; Hannah. February 2. 1654. 

(HI) Joseph, son of John Curtis, wa^ born 
November 12. 1650. Fie married, November 
9. 1676, Bcthia, dauglUer of Richard Booth. 
Children, boin at Stratford: Elizabeth, Jan- 
uary 17, i'')7S; Anna, Sepiember i, 1679: 
Mary, about i-C^i : Ephraim, mentioned be- 
low; Josei'h. Xoveniber 6, 1687; Nathan, Feb- 
ruary 21, 16S9-90: Josiah. r\[arch 31, i6<)i ; 
Bethia, Jilarch 10. it5o5-96: Eiizcr and Eli- 
phalet. twins, A.ugust i, 1690. 

(IV) P^phraim, son of JosCi-di Curtis, was 
"born at Stratford. December 31, 1(184; mar- 

rietl, June 26, 1707, Elizabeth, daughter o; 
Ephraim Stiles. She died in October, 1775. 
lie died in 1776, aged ninety-two. Children, 
Ixiru at Stratford: Stiles, mentioned below: 
Sarah; Henry, October 12, 1709; Ann, Au- 
gust 31, 1711 : Phebe, August, 1713; Eliza- 
beth, August 1713. died 1716; Ephraim. Au- 
gust 30. 1717, died 1737: Elizabeth, October 

2, 1719; Martha, November 26, 1721 ; Ruth, 
baptized October 27, 1723; Edmund, baptized 
August, 1725 ; Bathsheba, baptized Novem- 
ber, 1728: Elnathan, born January, 1726-27. 

(\') Stiles, son of Ephraim Curtis, was 
born at Stratford, ]\Iarch 18, 170S; married, 
November 7, 1729, Rebecca Judson. Chil- 
dren, born at Stratford: Sarah, May 17, 1731; 
Elizabeth, December 28, 1732; Elihu, Decem- 
ber 17. 1734; Hannah, December 15, 1736; 
Ephraim. ^larch jy. 1739; Elihu, ^lay 10, 
1741 ; Silas, baptized June 14, 1743; John, 
mentioned below : Rebecca, baptized Febru- 
ary 14, 1747-48; Catee, baptized June, 1752. 

( \'I ) John, son of Stiles Curtis, was born 
at Stratford, and baptized September, 1745. 
He was a soldier in the revolution, and had 
the rank of lieutenant. He married l\Iary 
Shelton. Children, born at Stratford: Sarah, 
September 29, 1769; Stiles, April 13, 177T ; 
Judson, February 15, 1774: John, February 8, 
1778: Ezekiel, June 6. 1770; Daniel men- 
tioned below: Julia. November 27, 1784; Har- 
riet, baptized February, 1791. 

(\'H ) Daniel, son of Jobm Curtis, was b'>rn 
at Stratford. April 8, 1781: married Betsey 
Pixie}-. Children, born at Stratford: i. 
Sheldon P!x!e\-, married Sarah McEwcn, and 
had Robert \V., Alfred H., Charles B., and 
Fred. 2. Peter Pixiey. liad five daughters. 

3. Charles H., ir.entioned below. 4. 2\Lar>. 
married Nathan P.irdsey. 5. ^^largaret. mar- 
ried ^lorgan Curti-. 6. Elizabieth, married 
Edward Fitch, and lived at Detroit, 2\Iichi- 

(X'lIP) Charles Henry Curtis, son of Dan- 
iel Curtis, was born at Stratford. January 23, 
1815, and died at Bridgeport, February 2. 
1888. He was educated in the public schools 
and a pattern maker !)y trade. He was 
a Republican in politics and a ^^lethodist in 
religion. Fie built tlie house in which he lived 
on Lafayette street, Bridgeport, for many 
\enrs. He married, Tslarch 19, 1840, at Strat- 
ford. Catherine Ann Wheeler, born at Strat- 
ford, August 2. i8in. ilied at Er-dgep-rt. 
November 10. 1S74. Cliildrc:i : i. Mary Ka- 
tie, married, June 18, 1872, Adolphu^ E. 
Fones (see Fones). 2. Ilattie Louise, b'^ir; 
January 18, 1S58. died March 12, 1896; mar- 
ried (first) Geiirge Hews; (second) Rev. 
Edward Bassett. 

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George Snntli. colonist, born in 

SMITH Mertford-ihire, England, mar- 
ried Sarali , died in New 

Flavcn, Coniieotii'r.i, May 17, 16(^2. 

(ill Lionte!iant Saninci Smith, son of 
George Smitli. born Dcceniher 4. iii5(, niar- 
ried Obedience Laniberton. January 13, 1075, 
died September iS, 1726. 

(Ill) Captain Samuel (Ji Smith, son of 
Lieutenant Samuel ( i ) Smith, born May 14, 
1678, married !Mar\- Camper, August 14, 1700, 
died Augu>t 22. 1753. 

(I\') Lamberti.iu. son of Captain Samuel 
(2) Smith, lorn Iinit.- 23, 1701. married Bath- 
sheba Hurwell. Janu.iry 24, 1722. died Decem- 
ber 10, i77<i. 

(^' ) Lamberton (2). ^.ln of Lamlierton i i i 
Smith, born Xo\ember 28, 1734, mairied Abi- 
gail Kimberly. ^March 11, 1757. dieil April 
28, 1791. 

(\l) Nathaniel, son of Lamberton (2) 
Smith, born April 2/. 1758. married, Susan 
Smith, April 5, 1781, diod~^ April 7. 1S06. 

(Ml) Edwin, son of Nathaniel Smith, 
born March. 3. 1791, married Har'iet Porter, 
February 21, 1S13. died }.Iay 29. T85S. 

{ \TII ) Edwin Porter, son of Edwin Smith, 
was t>.-)rn at Middletown. Conneciicut, No- 
vember 18, 1S13. The family removed to 
Brooklyn, New York, in i8i8. At the age 
of twelve }ears he siartcd r.ut to earn his 
own living. It was said of him that he never 
gave up a pij-itic>n imtii he had secured an- 
other and better one. Pie went from grocer 
to wholesale grocers and distillers, until the 
year 1846 \vhen he entered the employ of 
^^'illiam r\l. Jolmson (S- Sons, distillers, on 
West Fifteenth street. New York City, where 
he remained for twcnty-tive }ears. advanta- 
geous to the firm and successful to himself. 
He was at all times untiring and faithful to 
his employers. His good judgment in in- 
vestments enabled him to retire about 1880. 
After tiiat he trave'ed quite extcnsivel}', seem- 
ingly enjoying life untranimcled by busi- 
ness. Twice lie visited the c iniinenr. 

During the }ear 1884 he puiciia.-ed a place 
in Mil ford. Connecticut, where lie enjoyed the 
country living and the quiet of home. It v.-as 
at this time lie becaiue mterested in gen.ealog- 
icaP research, particularlv in ami about New 
Haven. This proved rather a diPi';ult mat- 
ter and fev>- n^en r-* lv> a^e would have un- 
dertaken it. imt it was a pleasure to him and 
has proven a pride to his famil}". About 1889 
his health began failing liim, and on Januarv 
5. 18*30, he passed on ro his rest. He ^^■as 
buried in the .Smith plot in the old cemetery 
at Milfcird. His ancestors for seven genera- 
tions lie in New Haven and \\'c-t Haven ccm- 

etcric'-. At the latter pl.\ce he discovered, the 
old mo>s-co\ered stones and restored them to 
position. Ills genealogical record runs back 
into tiic following lines, viz.: George Siiiiih, 
Caj.itain George Lamberton, al-o the Porter 
anil Stocking families. 

Mr. Smith married, Noveml-^r 3, iS\~, 
Mary A. Hepburn (see Hepburn \"). 2.1rs. 
Smith, his wife, resides at the old home in 
^lilford, kee]iing old memories green, and 
happy in entertaining her family and friends. 
Her connection with the National Societv, 
Daughters of the .\merican Revolution, keeps 
her interest in matters at home, and as well 
at the national headquarters. She was the 
first regent of Freelove Pakhvin Stow Chap- 
ter, being chcisen to this C'ffice for life, as ap- 
preciation of her great interest and her many 
generous gifts. Her winters are passed at 
Washington, D. C, where she has mar.y 
choice and dear friends, and she lias attended 
every continental congress up lo date. 

Six ch.ildren were born to Mr. and Mrs. 
Smith, but two are living, also three grandi- 
children : i. Eleanor Grace, tuarned j. War- 
ren Archer Conover. November 15, ii87i. 2. 
Bradish Johnson, married (first! Florence 
Clark Nicholson, June 15, 18S7, She was the 
daughter of Grainille and Susan (Clark) 
Nicholson. They had two -ons. George 
Pambertson Smith, born August 4. t888. :it 
St. Paul. Minnesota; he is a niemlie'- of tlie 
Fifteenth L'nited States Cavalry. .-V second 
son was born two }-ears later, mother and 
child both dying at the time in New York- 
City. Bradish Johnson Smith married ( s vC- 
oacP) Lizzie (Lobdell) Butts, a widow. T;;ey~ 
reside at Plackensack, New Jer-ey. 

3. Edwin Porter Jr., born Tuiv 24. 1853. 
married. April 13. 1890, Rosira ^laudelicli. 
He died August 17, 1904. 

4. Mary Augusta, horn April 15. iS;3, mar- 
ried (first) Legrand N. Penslow, C'ctober 17, 
1877, ?vlarrie.i (' second) to Captain J. hn J. 
Brereton, United States ^rrn^•, of Pate''-on, 
New Jersey. April 27, 1892. Died July 14. 
1893. On petition .jf ;\Irs. Brereton the 
names of her chikiren were cl'ianced fr.">m 
Denslow to Breret.Mi by ,in ;ict >:f the k:;i-Ia- 

5. \n.iie Meiwi'i. brim November 2y. iSyj. 
ni.trried Robert Clark lline. No\'en;b..'r ,. 
r88,,. P)ied .May 15. 1887. 6. .Mien Pown- 
send. born .\pril 14. i8('4, lived but three 

i'alm.'idge Hepburn Brereton. son of Cap- 
tain John J. Brereton. graduated froiu the 
Military School at Cornw?ll. New York, and 
served in the Seventy-first New York Regi- 
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the rank of corpDral. He was afterward sec- 
retary for (.."aptain 1 Iuninlire\ s vi the L'niteil 
States Regular Anuy. cluriiijf tlie IJuxer re- 
bellion in China, and also in the Philippines. 
During this time, he studied military attairs, 
finally passing examinations at ^Manila ami 
being commissioned as secoml lieutenant in 
the United States army, by President McKin- 
ley, in the 1"\\ ent\-fi purth Regiment, lie was 
suliscquently transferred to the second regi- 
ment, L'nited States army, and stationed at 
Fort Logan, Montana. His commission was 
signed by Presidents McKinley and Roose- 
velt, He married Maud C MacXab. He 
died Jul}- 1, 1906. They had no chihJren. 

(The Stocking Line). 

The name of Stocking appears in the 
Domesday Book, 10S3-86, with the ending 
"ham,'' that being the old Saxon heim or 
home, and indicated that Stockingham. Suf- 
folk, England, \\a> the original liome of the 

In the Hundreds Rolls, 123,:^, is found the 
name of the Stockings de Stocking, which 
again h.xes the estate of the family in Suf- 
folk count}-. The name has been spelied 
Stocken, Stoclin, and Stocking. 

(I) George Stocking, tl-ie immigrant an- 
cestor, and the only one of the name known 
to have ctnigrated to America, sailed from 
England ii-i the ship "Griffin,"' with the partv 
of Rev. Thi_-)mas Hooker, and landed in FJos- 
ton in the }-ear 1633. He is believed to have 
been born in Suti'olk. England, about 158-;. 
He settled first in Cambridge, rxlassachusetts, 
where, in the year 1635 he built a house at 
the corner of the present Holvoke and W'in- 
throp streets. On May 6, 1635, '^^ ^^'^s made 
a freeman. In 1636 he joined tl-.e second 
company of the Rev, Mr, Hooker, and with 
them traveled i/jn fo'jt through the wilderness 
to the Connecticut river, and liecame otie of 
the original I'lunders of Flartford, and a 
prominent proprietor. In the general distri- 
bution of land, he received twentv acres, and 
other grants later on. He n-iarried (first) in 

England. Anna and ( second ) Agnes 

(Shotwelli \\\-bstcr, v.idnw of John Web- 
ster, governor r.f the colony. He always took 
an active ]>art in lijcal affairs; was selectman 
in' 1647, 5nr-\-e}or of highways in 1654, and 
chimne\- viewer in I '150. He was excused 
from n-iilitarv diit}- in T'lfio because of "great 
age." and died 'Sl:\y 25, 1683, aged one hun- 
dred and one ye.irs. His name is inscribed 
on a large nionument erected to the memorv 
of Hooker's party, -which stands in the old 
Center Church bur}-ing .■jrc'Und at Hartford. 
His children were: Deacon Samuel, men- 

tioned bel'jw ; S;irah, married, Samuel Olcott, 
of L}(Jia. married John kichards, 
of Hartford: Ilair.iah, married, in 1(^49, An- 
drew I'leutrin. 

( 11 ) Deacon -Samuel Stocking, son (.,f 
(icorge Stocking, was born in England, and 
emigrated whh his father in 1633. 

In it')5o he removed from Hartford to 
-Midtlletow I], Gmnecticut, and became one 
of its foimders, and was one of the three sign- 
ers of the Indian deed of that town. He was 
the first deacon in the ^iliddletown church, 
organized in lO^S. He was representative in 
the state assembly in iC'33-59-''i5-6o-77-8i. 
He was also sergeant in King Philip's war. 
He \\-a> an extensive shipbuilder and o\\i\qt, 
and lived in L'pper Middletown, r.ow the town 
of Cromwell. He married. May 2~. 16^2, 
Dethia, daughter of John and lane Hopkins, 
and granddaughter of Samuel Hopkins, one 
of the signers of the Mayflower Compact in 
1620. The latter was also a member of Cap- 
tain Myles Standish's military company in 
1621 : and was sent by Governor Bradford 
\vith Edward W'inslow, on a special mission 
to Massasoit, the Indian chief. Was a mem- 
ber of the governor's C(juncil f'-om 1632 to 
1636. A volunteer in 1637 va aid of .Alassa- 
chusetts and Connecticut co!onlsts against 
the I'equots. Also a n-iember of a council of 
war for Plymouth in 1643. 

Deacon Samuel Stocking died Decei-i-iber 
3, 16S3, and his widow married (second) 
James Steele, of Hartford. His estate was 
inventoried at six hundred and fortv-eight 
pounds, eight shillings and eight peni:e. The 
chihlren were : Hannah, born '".October 30, 
1654; Samuel, October iq, 1656; Bethia, Oc- 
tober 10, 1658: John, September 24, -1660 : 
Lydia, Januar}- 20. lOGi; George. February 
20. 1664: Ebenezcr, Februarv 23, i^6'): Ste-. 
ven. ]\Iarcli 23, 1(173: Daniel, mentioned be- 

(Ill) Daiiiel, son of Iieacon Samuel Stock- 
ing, was born April 14, 1^177. He married 
Jane, daughter of Hugh and ^lartha (Coit) 
Mould, of Xew London, Connecticut. He 
lived in Upper r^Iiddlet'iwn where he died in 
1733. His wife died April i, 1758. His chil- 
dren were: Daniel, born Alav to. 170T, died 
young; Captain Joseph, February 27, 1703; 
Ebenezer, 2^. 1704: Captain John, 
Jul}- 14, 1707: Jonathan, October i. ipy); 
Jane, December 19, 171 1: Elisha, mentioned 

(1\ 1 Ehsha, son. of Daniel Stocking, was 
born March 25, 1714. He married (^first) 
Januar} 26, 1736, Rachel Ranney. She died 
March 7, 1730. and he married (second) Feb- 
ruar}' 15, 1740, Marjer\- Wilcox. She died 

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June 2g, 1737. and he married (third) I-\-b- 
riiar\ 4, ijy<. '1 hanklul r.utkT. lie UsL-d in 
Upper },Iiudlctu\vii. r.r.J. diud thee April 4. 
1775. Me was quartermaster vi a in"_'i> ot 
horse in the militia. Children hy hi> tirst wife 
were: Lucy, born June 10, 1737: Sarah, I'eli- 
ruary 28, 1730- Children by second wife: 
Submit, February 28. 1741 : Captain Zebul'm. 
baptized April 4. 1742: Rachel, baptized June 
29, 1743 : Theo<k>sia. ba[)tized February 23. 
1745: John, baptized May 6, 1750: Eli-ha, 
baptized April 21. 1754: William, ba| tized 
June 26, 1757. Children of third wife: ?dar- 
jery, baptized Januaiy 7. I75')- married James 
Porter. They hail a daughter, Harriet I'-ir- 
ter, who married Edwin Smith (see Smith 

(The Hepburn Line). 

The Hepburn faniih- is of Scotch oriiiin 
and of hig'li antiquity, tiie house havinp: been 
founded in 1200. There is a tradition that 
the name originated from tlie names of two 
rivers. It is probable that the family orig- 
inally li\ed near two streams from which 
the name Habron was deduced. This in course 
of time was changed to Helirtn, then Hep- 
born, and finally Hepburn. In France where 
members of the family lived ^luring the fif- 
teenth, sixteenth an<l seventeenth centuries, 
the name was written dTIebron, d'Hepburne 
and sometimes Hebnjn. During the last two 
liundred years, however, in Scotla