The History of the Old Town of Derby, Connecticut, 1642 -- 188O.
Published: Press of Springfield Printing Company, Springfield, Mass., 1880.
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The Genealogies are not as complete as it was intended they should be, but the work has grown to such extended proportio.ns that it is inexpedient to add to the material thus far obtained. Much time has been given to this department of the work, but the material was so scattered, and the families, mostly, have been so indifferent to the subject, that more than is given, has not been obtained. Eleven volumes of land records of the town have been searched, leaf by leaf, and every date of birth, marriage or death, copied carefully, although many dates had to be deciphered by the aid of a high magnifying glass. During the Revolution, and for some time after, there was great indifference entertained to the making of records of birth in the town books, and hence many of the families seem to end at that period. Also the records of baptisms in the First Congregational church ends at that period, although those in the Episcopal church are continued.
Every name and date recorded before 1800, that could be found, is printed.
In consequence of the largeness of the work it is necessary to omit the index to the Genealogies, but the family genealogies are not lengthy, and being in alphabetic order can easily be glanced over; and also, there are but very few surnames in the Genealogies that are not in the index.
1. ADEE. JOHN, m. Hannah Johnson, Mar. 22, 1775. Children:
ALLEN, DAVID, m. Eleanor Smith, Dec. 27, 1769. Children:
ALLEN, SAMUEL, m. Susannah ----. Child:
ANDRUS, EPHRAIM, m. Sarah Humphrey, Mar. 21, 1745. Children:
1. BALDWIN, SERG. RICHARD, of Milford was the son of Sylvester Baldwin, who died June 21, 1638, on the passage from England in the ship Martin, and his wife Sarah (Bryan) Baldwin. He was baptized in the Parish Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, England, August 25, 1622, and. perhaps, came with his father. Among the names of the planters at New Haven in 1643, appears Widow Baldwin, five in the family, estate £800. Richard evidently had a good education for the times, and possessed much energy and enterprise of character but precarious health, of which he complained to the Court as a reason why he had not made greater progress in settling Paugassett. He married, February 5, 1642-3, Elizabeth Alsop, sister of Joseph of NewHaven, and died July 23, 1665, and his estate was presented at Hartford, September 23, 1665. Plis eldest son received a double portion; his youngest child, born after his death, being omitted altogether. His widow m. in 1670. William Fowler, son of William the first in Milford. Richard Baldwin was the leading man of the ten who purchased land, and began the settlement of Derby.
BALDWIN, JOSIAH, came to Derby and m. Mary Pierson, Sept. 19, 1700. The first grant of land made to him by the town seems to have been in Jan., 1712-13. Children:
BALDWIN, DOCT SILAS, m. Mrs. Mary Plumb, Feb. 12, 1755. Children:
BALDWIN, ISAAC, m. Philena ----. He died Jan. 4, 1799. Children:
BALDWIN, MR. JAMES, died Dec 27,1760.
BALDWIN, SYLVANUS, m. Mary French, Apr. 18,1734. Children:
BALDWIN, TIMOTHY, m. Sarah Beecher, Jan. 15, 1745. Children:
BALDWIN, SARAH. Child:
BARTHELMK, CLAUDIUS, was born in France in 1737, and was the son of a merchant In 1750 he engaged in the regiment of Royal Rolison and shortly after was sent to America with Montcalm. A copy of a letter is still in the possession of the family which was written by Claudius to his brother in France, which contains a detailed account of his voyage to Canada, and of the several battles in which he participated against the English, among which was the nine days' siege at Fort George and the massacre.
He came to Derby in the year 1760, and soon after m. Susanna, daughter of Samuel Plumb. He built a house on the opposite side of the street from the "Jewett house" at Up Town. After settling in Derby he engaged in trade with the West Indies, and was three times a large ship owner. He and his son Jerrod were sea captains, and, as a result of Bonaparte's celebrated "Milan Decree" in 1808, lost three merchantmen by confiscation by the French government. In his religious views he was a devout Roman Catholic and for several years was the only one in Derby. In politics he took an independent stand, and for several years his was the only vote cast against the Whigs of Derby. His wife, Susanna, died January 26, 1818. He died October 10, 1824, aged 87. Children:
3. JERROD, son of Claudius and Susanna (Plumb) Barthelme, m.
Aug. 17, 1793, Mary, dau. of Samuel and Mary (Perry) Wooster, who was born Dec 10, 1771. She died Feb. 23, 1813.
BARTUS, JOHN, m. Mary ----.
1. BASSETT. JOHN, of New Haven, in 1647, died Feb. 1653, leaving son Robert, and probably Samuel and other children.
2. ROBERT, son of John Bassett of New Haven, born in England, was in New Haven in 1643, and was shoemaker and town drummer; removed to Stratford and had family of several children.
It was probably the wife of this Robert Bassett who was executed at Stratford in 1651 or soon after, as a witch, as is confirmed by the Colonial Records of New Haven, vol. II. 81. The records of Connecticut show under date of May, 1651, that "Governor Haynes, Mr. Cullick and Mr. Clarke were desired to go down to Stratford, to keep court upon the trial of Goody Bassett for her life." After Mrs. Bassett was executed the witch mania continued and eventuated in the execution, also, of Good wife Knapp in 1654. Soon after this Goodwife Staplies was reported to be a witch; upon which her husband prosecuted certain parties in court for defaming his wife. This turn of matters soon ended the complaints about witches. The pity is that Robert Bassett did not sue for slander the defamers of his wife, and the court for murdering her. It was after his wife's execution that this same Robert Bassett as a leader, with others, in 1653. made considerable stir in Stratford and Stamford against the government of the plantation which would not allow a man to vote unless he was a member of the church, and was tried for the offense at New Haven, but was excused upon some acknowledgments of error. This was the grandfather of Capt. Samuel Bassett of Derby, one of the most reliable and honorable men of which the old town can boast. Children:
3. SERG. ROBERT, son of Robert Bassett, sen., m. Elizabeth ----
resided in Stratford, and died Aug. 5. 1720. He bought a part of the Hawley Purchase in Derby and gave it to his son Samuel. He had a brother or son Ephraim whose wife died Aug. 18. 1726. Children:
7. SAMUEL, son of Serg. Robert and Elizabeth Bassett, came to Derby a young man in 1716-17. to occupy the farm given him by his father; deed dated May 22. 1716 "Know ye that I, Robert Bassett of Stratford, county Fairficld. in consideration of the entire love and parental affection that I have to my loving and dutiful son Samuel
Bassett, have freely given . . . several parcels of land." One parcel was at the foot of Great Hill, still known as the Old Bassett place; three or more pieces were on Great Hill. He married Mrs. Deborah Bennett "from near Newton" January 1, 1719; was commissioned ensign in 1722, lieutenant in 1732, and captain in 1735, was justice of the peace many years, and held many and responsible offices, and was a man of large influence beyond the limits of, as well as in his own town. The date of his death could not be ascertained from his gravestone, although the stone is still standing and his name on it preserved very clearly, but the date is beneath the ground. Two of his sons died in the Revoluntionary war.
12. Samuel, Jr., son of Samuel and Deborah (Bennett) Bassett; m. Sarah Botsford Oct. 26, 1749, and settled on Great Hill. Children:
13. JOHN, son of Capt. Samuel and Deborah (Bennett) Bassett; m. Naomi Wooster, Dec. 15, 1746. Children:
14. JOSEPH, son of Capt. Samuel and Deborah (Bennett) Bassett; m. Sarah Hawkins Nov. 16, 1748. Children:
15. ABRAHAM, son of Capt. Samuel and Deborah (Bennett) Bassett; m. Mary Miles; settled in Bungay, near Oxford. Mary Bassett dies Dec. 25, 1849, aged 90. [History of Seymour.] Children:
18. EBENEZER, son of Capt. Samuel and Deborah (Bennett) Bassett; m. Rebecca Hinman of Woodbury, Feb. 10, 1756; resided on Great Hill. His wife's name is recorded once as Hannah. He died May 24, 1760. Children:
56. James, b. Sept. 16, 1757; m. ancestor of Royal M.
19. Deacon Amos, son of Capt. Samuel and Deborah (Bennett) Bassett; m. Olive Glover of Newtown; was a deacon in Great Hill Congregational church. Children:
22. Benjamin, son of Capt. Samuel and Deborah (Bennett) Bassett; m. Mary Hinman of Southbury. Children:
23. David, son of Samuel. Jr., and Sarah (Botsford) Bassett; m. "Mabe" Tomlmson, Oct. 2, 1773. Children:
30. Isaac, son of Samuel, Jr., and Sarah (Hotsford) Bassett; m. Betsey who died Apr. 13, 1839. He died June 8, 1850. Children:
40. JOSEPH, JR., son of Joseph and Sarah (Hawkins) Bassett; m. Molly Hinman Mar. 18, 1779. Children:
56. JAMES, son of Ebenezer Bassett; m. Betsey Canfield Mar. 28, 1780, and died aged 90 years. Children:
62. AMOS, D. D., son of Dea. Amos and Olive (Glover) Bassett; m. 1st Miss ---- of Colchester; 2d Sophia Bull of Farmington; 3d Eunice Pomeroy. Dr. Bassett died in 1828. (See Biog.) Children:
64. REV. ARCHIBALD, son of Benjamin and Mary (Hinman) Bassett; m. Keziah Curtiss of Torringford, Conn. Children:
66. John, son of Benjamin Bassett; m. Oct. 1809, Nancy A., dau. of Dr. Daniel Lee of Westerly, R. I., and died Aug. 16, 1858. Children:
93. Catharine E., m. Isaac Brush, 1834.
101. Wm. Elliott, Rev., son of Benjamin Bassett; m. Mary, dau. of Elizur Doud of Norfolk, Oct. 22, 1856. (See Biog.) Children:
68 Benjamin, Jr., son of Benjamin Bassett; m. Sally Hanly, and died in 1858. Children:
69. Hannah, dau. of Benjamin Bassett; m. Salmon Read. Children:
BASSETT, THOMAS; m. Sarah Pierson Aug. 24, 1727. Children:
BASSETT, EBENEZER; m. Sarah Tomlinson, Feb. 2, 1743.
BASSETT, SAMUEL; m. Mary, dau. of Jonathan Lyman of Oxford, in 1809.
87 William, son of James and Betsey (Canfield) Bassett. Child:
88. Eben, son of James and Betsey (Canfield) Bassett. Children:
89. JAMES J., son of James and Betsey (Canfield) Bassett; was tavern keeper at Derby Narrows 25 years. Children:
91. JOSIAH, son of James and Betsey (Canfield) Bassett; m. ----. Children:
107. SHELDON, son of Wm. Bassett; m. Harriet Hull, niece to Gen. Wm. Hull. He was merchant many years; town clerk; justice of the peace, and finally engaged in manufacturing; was a prominent and influential citizen. Children:
110. CHARLES H., son of James J. Bassett; m. C. Allen. Child:
111. WILLIAM L., son of James J. Bassett; m. Elizabeth Stewart. Children:
112. JAMES, son of James J. Bassett. Children:
114. DAVID, son of James J. Bassett; m. ---- Jacobus. Child:
120. ROYAL M, son of Sheldon and Harriet (Hull) Bassett; m. Jennie Hubbell. Children:
123. THEODORE S., son of Sheldon and Harriet (Hull) Bassett; m. Carrie Wells. Children:
BATES, Benjamin, m. Abigail Hine, Apr. 2, 1751. Children:
BEACH -- Genealogists have been somewhat divided and in doubt regarding the earliest families of this name. The probabilities seem to indicate that John. Benjamin and Richard, who all appear in Stratford, and Thomas of Milforcl were brothers. The latter had a home lot in Milford in 1648. He m. Sarah, dau. of Dea. Richard Platt of Milford, about 1653, and may have resided a short time in New Haven where the birth of his dau. Sarah was recorded, it being the first of the name recorded in that place. He died in 1662, and his widow m. Miles Murwin and died in 1670. Children:
4 SAMUEL, son of Thomas and Sarah Beach is said to have settled at New Haven, probably that part which became North Haven. All information of him given is that he had one son:
6. THOMAS, son of Samuel Beach, m. 1st. Sarah Sanford, Feb., 1703, by Mr. Street of Wallingford. She died and he m. widow Lydia Potter, July 31, 1736. Children:
7. BENJAMIN, son of Thomas Beach, m. Lydia Potter, dau. of his father's second wife, July 31, 1736, and resided in North Haven. The birth of four of his children and all of his father's are recorded in New Haven. Children:
15. REV. BENJAMIN, son of Benjamin Beach, Sr. m. Mercy Blatchley, who was born in Nov., 1737, and died in 1812. aged 75 years. He died at Cornwall, July 12, 1816, aged 79 years. (See Biog ) Children:
25. Job; d. young.
26. GILES, son of Rev. Benjamin Beach, m. May 3, 1789, Mary, dau. of Jonathan Dayton, born Sept. 4, 1765. He resided in his father's home in North Haven. Children:
31. DAVID, son of Rev. Benjamin Beach, m. Mrs. Patty Davis of Oxford July 6, 1805; and lived and died in that town. Children:
32. TITUS HALL, son of Rev. Benjamin Beach, bought land on Bladen's Brook and erected in 1799 the first fulling mill on it where Mr Sharon Y. Beach's paper mill now is. He soon afler removed to Pennsylvania, and afterwards to Clymer, N. Y, wheie he died Sept. 26, 1855, aged 79; and his widow d. Mar. 4, 1875. aged 89. He m. Ellen Haynor in July, 1803.
33. SIMEON, son of Rev Benjamin Beach, m. Mary Benedict, Feb. 7, 1808. She was born Jan. 27, 1791. He died Jan 26, 1849. Children:
45. SHARON YALE son of Giles and Mary (Dayton) Beach; m. 1st Adaline, dau. of Asa Sperry of Orange, Oct. 4, 1832. She was born Sept. 4, 1812, and died Feb. 18. 1871. He m. 2d Julia L Hine of Orange, Apr. 21, 1872. Children:
49. BENJAMIN II., son of Titus H. Beach; m. Abigail Briggs. Children:
59. SMITH, son of Simeon and Mary Benedict Beach; m. Lucia ----, Nov. 1, 1832, who was born Sept. 19, 1813.
62. GEORGE W.. son of Sharon Y. and Adaline (Sperry) Beach; m Sarah, dau of Hiram Upson of Seymour; resides in Waterbury; is superintendent of the Naugatuck railroad. (See Biog. p. 326.) Children:
63. ANDREW Y. son of Sharon Y. and Adaline (Sperry) Beach; m. Mary, dau of B B Woodford, Springfield, Mass. In 1851 Mr. Woodford was agent for the Naugatuck railroad at Derby, but afterwards removed to Springfield. Child:
64. SHARON D., son of Sharon Y. and Adaline (Sperry) Beach; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Stephen R. Rider.
65. THEODORE B., son of Sharon Y. and Adaline (Sperry) Beach; m.
BEACH, JOHN, received a grant of land in Derby, Jan. 29, 1679. and was among the early settlers on Sentinel Hill, where he received another grant the next year. He probably removed to Wallingford with Doct. John Hull.
BEACH, JESSE, m. in Derby, Sally Wheeler, July 30, 1792. Children:
BEACH, ABIGAIL, wife of Rev. John Beach of Newtown, d. Feb. 7, ----, aged 75.
BEARD, MR. JAMES, m. Mrs. Ruth Holbrook. Oct. 31, 1754, who died ----. He married 2d Mrs. Hobart of Guilford, Dec. 29, 1781.
BKAKDSLEY, ELIHU, son of Elisha and Mabel (Hurd) Beardsley, m. Priscilla. dau of Deodatus Silliman, Esq., who died Sept. 9, 1803, aged 25, leaving no children. He m. 2d Ruth Edwards, Sept. 1, 1805, the sister to his brother Elisha's wife. He died Feb. 29, 1844, and his widow survived him twenty years, dying Mar. 30, 1864. He was descended in regular line from William Beardsley, the first of the name at Stratford, thus: William, Joseph, Thomas, Israel, Elisha, Elihu. Children:
4. AMBROSE, M. D., son of Elihu and Priscilla (Silliman) Bearclsley; m. Mary, only dau. of Samuel Bassett. Apr. 30, 1837. Children:
7. AMBROSE E., son of Ambrose and Mary (Bassett) Beardsley; m. Fanny M. Riggs, July 3. 1871. Children:
BEERS, JONATHAN, m. Dorcas Wiseburybrook. Apr. 26, 1768, in Derby.
BEEMAN. GKORGE, received a grant of land and was accepted an inhabitant of Derby in 1672; m. Mary ---- of Stratford. Aug., 1679. He was among the first settlers, and held some responsible offices. In the division of his estate in 1710, his widow and dau Martha, and John and Mary Weed are mentioned. Children:
BEEMAN, HALL, m. Hannah Davis, Nov. 11, 1679.
BENJAMIN, SAMUEL, son of widow Mary Benjamin, died Dec. 29, 1684.
BLACKLY, BENJAMIN of Norwalk, m. Mrs. Lydia Deplank, Sept. 15. 1757.
BLACKMAN. GERSHOM, son of Ann Chatfield, died Sept. 14,1751.
BLAKE, JEREMIAH, m. Mary. Child:
BOTSFORD, SAMUEL, m. Hannah Smith, July 27, 1726. in Derby. He received-from his father Samuel of Milford 80 acres of land in Camp's Mortgage Purchase. Henry Botsford, one of the first proprietors of Derby, was probably father to the first Samuel. Children:
5. SAMUEL, son of Samuel and Hannah (Smith) Botstord, m. Elizabeth. Children:
1. BOTSFORD, SAMUEL and Ruth. Children:
1. BOWERS, REV JOHN, son of George Bowers of Scituite, Mass., in 1637. John was a school teacher in Plymouth and New Haven, and settled as the first minister in Derby. He m. Bridget dau. of Anthony Thompson of New Haven, and died June 14, 1687 (See Biog).
His widow continued to reside in Derby, where she died May 19, 1720. Children:
3. REV. NATHANIEL, son of Rev. John and Bridget Bowers, was minister at Rye, N. Y., and to the first church in Greenwich in 1700; succeeded Mr. Wakeman at Newark, N. J. His heirs are last reported in East New Jersey. His wife's name was Barbara, who appears to have m. Samuel Moss of Derby, Dec. 3, 1715, and was living in 1727.
5. SAMUEL, son of Rev. John and Bridget Bowers, m. 1st Ruth, dau. of Edward Wooster of Derby; 2d Lydia, dau. of Francis French. He was constable some years, and was an active man in the enterprises of the town. Children:
6. JOHN, son of Rev. John Bowers, m. probably. He received a grant of land from the town in 1693; began to take an active part in the town business soon after; was surveyor in 1705, collector in 1706, deputy to the legislature in 1708, and died Dec. 23, 1708.
BOWERS, JOHN, but who is not known, received a deed of land Sep. 12, 1714, of Samuel Nichols and his wife Mary, who say "for the love we bear to our kinsman John Bowers." This was after the Rev. John and his son John were deceased, and this 3d John was now over 21 years of age.
BOWERS, JOHN, m. Sarah, dau. of Capt. John Riggs, Nov 22, 1832. He died Jan. 26, 1738, and she m. the Rev. Damiel Humphreys, Apr. 18, 1739. Whose son this John Bower was is not known. Children:
BOWERS, DEBORA, died Dec. 6, 1712.
BOWERS, NATHANIEL, died Dec. 14, 1712.
BOWERS, JOSIAH, died Dec.14, 1712.
1. BRADLEY, WILLIAM, landed at Saybrook, Conn., in 1637; took the freeman's oath at New Haven in 1644; m. Alice, dau. of Roger Pritchard in 1645. Children:
2. DEA. ABRAHAM, son of William and Alice Bradley, m. Hannah, dau. of John Thompson, Dec. 25, 1673; lived in New Haven. Children:
8, JOHN, son of Dea. Abraham and Hannah Bradley, m. Sarah. dau. of Ebenezer Holt, Sept. 22, 1698. She died Mar. 29, 1743. Children:
14. ENOS, son of John and Sarah Bradley, m. Ellen Skidmore, Dec. 2, 1721; lived in New Haven, Conn. Children:
22. ENOS, son of Enos and Ellen Bradley, came from Westville to Derby in 1748, and m. Hannah, dau. of Thomas Pierson of Hunting ton, Nov. 9, 1751; bought a house and lot of Ebenezer Durand on Town street, opposite Cyrus Chamberlin's present residenee. Children:
34. ABIJAH, son of Enos and Hannah (Pierson) Bradley, m. Polly, dau. of David Bassett, in 1802, and built the house Cyrus Chamberlin now resides in. Children:
36, DAVID, son of Abijah and Polly Bradley, m. Susan C. dau. of Elias Clark of Milford. Children:
43. EDWARD, son of Abijah and Polly Bradley, m. Grace, dau. of Anson Tucker, in 1838. Children:
BRADY, ENOS, m. Hannah Pierson, Nov. 7, 1751. Children:
BRINSMADE, JOHN, m. Abigail Wheeler, July 28, 1703. Child:
BRINSMADE, PAUL, was in Derby a short time, his land being near the present Ousatonic dam. Child:
BRISTOL, MOSES m. Rachel ----. Children:
BROWNE, JESSE J., carriage-maker, was born in Hempstead, N. H., in 1809; m Catharine, dau of Hon. Wm. Strong of Milford, in 1834. She was born in 1811. Children:
1. WILLIAM S, son of Jesse J. and Catharine (Strong) Browne, m. Abbie Gillette Chamberlin of Derby, formerly of New Haven, in 1862, and has been employed from 1854 to the present time in the Birmingham National Bank, formerly the Manufacturers' Bank, as teller and book-keeper. He has also been the organist in the First Congregational church, Derby, from 1856 to the present time. He has also been the superintendent of the Sunday-school of the same church a long series of years, in which position he is most heartily received and highly esteemed, and in all work the church would scarcely know how to move on without him.
2. MARY POND, dau. of Jesse J. and Catharine (Strong) Browne, m. in 1864, Benjamin F. Culver, son of Stephen H. Culver of Seymour. Her husband was a teacher in Derby for many years; is at present secretary and assistant treasurer of the Derby Silver Company.
BRONSON, REV. DAVID, first pastor in Oxford Society; m. Mrs. Anna Camp of New Milford, June 4, 1765. He died in 1806. Children:
BUCKINGHAM, JARED, m. Eunice Brook, May 1, 1764. Children:
BUNNELL, BENJAMIN, SR., m. Mehitable. Children:
3. BENJAMIN, JR., son of BENJAMIN BUNNELL, m. Ruth Smith, Oct. 10, 1752, and died in Waterbury, Nov 5, 1770. Children:
BUNNELL, ISAAC, m. Ann. Children:
BURRITT, WILLIAM, m. Mary French, Apr. 22, 1762. who died Mar. 7, 1783. He m. 2d Sarah Baldwin, Apr. 24, 1784. Children:
1. Sarah, b. Jan. 3, 1763.
BURRETT, LEWIS, died May 17, 1776, aged 30.
BURTON, JUDSON, SR., m. Eunice Lewis, Jan 9, 1722; lived in Stratford. Children:
3. Juuson, JR., son of Judson and Eunice (Lewis) Burton, m Comfort, dau. of Ebenezer Keeney, Nov 23, 1758, who died May 2, 1771. Children:
BURWELL, STEPHEN, m. "Sibbillah" (Sibyl) Tomlinson, Aug. 12, 1754. Children:
CANDEE, NEHEMIAH, m. Content Woodruff, Dec. 6, 1780.
CANDEE, GIDEON, m. Amy Andrus. May 14, 1772. Children:
CANDEE, SAMUEL, m. Mabel Bradley, Mar. 20, 1777. Children:
CANFIELD, THOMAS, SR., of Milford, was not one of the first settlers at Milford, Conn., but was probably there in 1647, from New Haven, where he received a home lot of three acres, and purchased other pieces of land. He also received four acres of the town for supporting a gate at Newfield. He was sergeant of the train band, and represented the town of Milford in the General Court in Oct, 1674, and in Oct. 1676. He was admitted into the church at Milford in 1657; was taxed in 1686 on £154. Inventory of his estate, dated Aug. 22, 1689, was £482 1s. 2d. He was the ancestor of the Milford, Derby, New Milford and Sharon families, and a part of those of the name in Newark, N. J. His wife's name was Phebe. Children:
5. THOMAS JR., son of Thomas Sr; m. had issue. He owned land in Derby, and removed to Durham before 1734 (deed). Children:
13. ABIRAM, son of Thomas Canfield, Jr, came to Derby a youg man and was admitted an inhabitant in 1711, and m. Ruth Washborn Sept. 12, 1717. His will was proved in New Haven, June, 1772. His widow Ruth died Sept 24, 1784, aged 88 years. Children:
15. DEA. JOSEPH, son of Abiram and Ruth (Washborn) Canfield; m. Sarah, dau. of Moses Stilson, Sept. 3, 1746, and resided on Great Hill, and died July 14. 1784, and his widow died Jan. 25, 1793, aged 67 years. Children:
16. JOHN, son of Abiram Canfield; m. 1st, in Mar. 1751, Elizabeth Johnson, who died Sept. 8, 1751; zd, Mrs. Martha Judd, Nov. 20, 1753; m. 3d, Sarah. Children:
18. WILLIAM, son of Abiram and Ruth (Washborn) Canfield; m. Hannah Lum, May 6, 1754. He died Sept. 30, 1761. Children:
19. DOCT. SAMUEL, son of Abiram and Ruth (Washborn) Canfield; m. Mary, dau, of Samuel Bassett, Esq, Apr. 3, 1754, and practiced medicine in Derby. He died in 1766. Children:
22. DOCT. JOSIAH, son of Abiram Canfield; m. Anne Nichols, Jan. 1, 1767, who died, and he m. Mrs. Naomi Davis, Feb. 28, 1768. Child:
25. ABIEL, son of Joseph and Sarah Canfield; m. Mary Barlow of Stratford, Dec. 23, 1779. (See Biog.) He died Dec. 6, 1812, aged 59 years [Hist. Sevmour, 126.]. Children:
29. ABRAHAM, son of Joseph and Sarah Canfield; m. Mabel, dau. of Isaac Johnson, Oct 6, 1784. He died Nov. 24, 1789. Children:
30. DANIEL, son of Joseph and Sarah Canfield; m. Anna, dau. of Zadock Hurd of Woodbury, Jan. 11, 1789. She was born Aug. 13,
1765, and died Jan. 21, 1827, aged 62. He lived at Bungay, in present town of Seymour and died Dec. 25, 1818. Children [Hist of Seymour 196.]:
31. DAVID, son of John and Martha Canfield; m. Patience Durand. Children:
46 Abijah, son of Doct. Josiah Canfield; m. Charity Smith, and died Aug 14, 1830. Children:
46 1/2 Sheldon, son of Doct. Josiah Canfield; m. Betsey Pease. Children:
48. SAMUEL, M. D, son of Abiel and Mary Canfield; m. Mary Allen, who died Oct. 5, 1841, aged 38 years. Children [Hist of Seymour 196.]:
CHAMBERS, JEMIMA, died Dec 24, 1751
CHAPMAN, REV. BENJAMIN, m. Mrs Abigail Riggs, Jan. 8, 1756, was pastor at Southington, Conn.
CHAPMAN, RACHEL, m. John Murray, Feb. 17, 1776.
CHAPMAN, MARTHA, m. Samuel French, Dec. 17, 1733. She died Oct 29, 1780, aged 66.
CHARLES, WILLIAM, m. Margaret. Children:
CHATFIELD, FRANCIS, one. of the settlers in Guilford, in 1639, died about 1647, probably umarried.
THOMAS of Guilford, a brother of Francis removed to East Hampton, Long Island, supposed to have had no children.
GEORGE of Guilford, 1640. brother to Francis, m. Sarah, dau. of John Bishop, who died without children Sept. 20, 1657, and he m. 2d Isabel, dau. of Samuel Nettleton, Mar. 29, 1659. He died in Kilhngworth, June 9, 1671, whither he had removed in 1663. Children:
1. John, son of George and Isabel Chatfaeld, came to Derby a single man; received his first grant of land, and engaged to occupy it, Oct. 10, 1684, and m. Anna, dau. of Jabez Harger, Feb. 5. 1684, when she lacked eighteen days of fourteen years of age. He was admitted an inhabitant in 1687. Children:
9. LIEUT. JOHN, son of John and Anna Chatfield, m. Elizabeth Johnson, Dec. 12, 1721, who died June 8, 1751, and he m. 2d Obedience ----. Children:
10. Samuel, son of John and Anna Chatfield, apparently did not marry until advanced in life, then m. 1st Ann ----, He m. 2d Joannah. Children:
11. Ebenezer, son of John and Anna Chatfield, m. Abigail, dau. of John Prindle, Nov. 20, 1728. Children:
12. SOLOMON, son of John and Anna Chatfield, m. Hannah, dau. of Abraham Pierson, June 12, 1734. Children:
14 JOHN, JR., son of Lieut John and Elizabeth Chatfield; m.
Elizabeth Johnson. Mar. 1751, who died June 8, 1751, and he m. 2d, Sarah Chatfield. Child:
16. OLIVER, son of Lieut. John and Elizabeth Chatfield; m. 1st, Abiah, 2d. Zerviah. Children:
CHATFIELD, LEVI, m. Sarah (Bradley) Beard, May 27, 1781; "had five children."
CHATFIELD. ELI, m. Lois Malory, Aug. 5, 1778. Children:
CHATFIELD. LEVI, m. Abigail Harger, Jan. 30, 1755. Child:
CHATFIELD JOEL, m. Ruth Stoddard of Woodbury, Nov. 13, 1785. Children:
CHEESEMAN, GEORGE W, son of George Weeks Cheeseman of New York, and grandson of Richard Cheeseman, was born in New York city, Jan. 7, 1823. The Cheeseman family came from the west part of England and settled first on Long Island. George W. Cheeseman, Sr., m. Mary Hegeman of a family of Dutch descent residing for many generations in New York city and on Long Island. George W. Cheeseman, Jr., came to Connecticut in 1832; lived in Stratford several years; came to Birmingham in 1842 and m. Sarah, dau. of Samuel Durand in 1847. Children:
CHURCHILL, JOHN, m. Rachel Davis. Nov. 30, 1769. Children:
1. CLARK, WILLIAM, with his wife Hannah came from Lyme, Conn., to Derby about 1735. In the town records he is called in 1742, "merchant," and in 1748, "shop keeper," his store being at the old village of Derby. Children:
7. SHELDON, son of William and Hannah Clark, m. Betty Keeney, Feb. 15, 1764; and was a merchant at Old Town until just before the Revolution, when he established his store at the Narrows, being an infulential man in the town some years. Children:
CLARK, ENS. THOMAS, m. Susanna ----. He came from Milford. Children:
CLARK. MOSES, m. Abigail Brewster Johnson. Jan. 6, 1774.
CLARK, WILLIAM, m. Mary ----.
COE, ROBERT, HON., was born at Suffolkshire, England, in 1596. His wife, Anna, was born in 1591. He with his wife and three sons sailed from England April 10, 1634, in the ship Frances, John Cutting, master, and landed in Boston in June of the same year. He first settled in Watertown. Mass., where he remained two years, when he removed to Wethersfield, Conn., where he remained about four years. Robert Coe's name is among the original purchasers of Stamford. Here he remained until 1644, when with his family he removed to Hempstead, Long Island. At this time he was about 48 years of age. his son John, 18; Robert, 17, and Benjamin, 15. He died in 1659. Children:
2. ROBERT, son of Robert and Anna (or Hannah) Coe, removed to Stratford in 1654, where he died in 1659, aged 32. He married Susanna ----, and had three children:
4. JOHN, onlv son of Robert, Jr., and Susanna Coe, m. Mary, dau. of Joseph Hawley of Stratford, Dec. 20, 1682. This was the Joseph Hawley who owned considerable land in Derby. John Coe's four eldest sons settled in Durham, where they had families. He died Apr. 19, 1741, aged 83. Children:
16. CAPT. EBENEZER, son of John and Mary Coe, m. Mary Blackman, June 1, 1727, and died at Stratford in 1766 aged 63 years. This Ebenezer Coe commanded a company in the Revolution; was wounded in the burning of Danbury, by which he was deprived of a part of his right ear and his right eye, but survived many years. Children:
17. JOHN, son of Ebenezer and Mary Coe, came to Derby a young man, and m. Hannah, dau. of John Chatfield. Sept 8. 1755; and resided at the old village of Derby, where he died in 1783, and hence
the record made that he was one of the first Methodists in the town is erroneous, it being his son John. Children:
22. DENMAN, son of John and Hannah Coe, m. Mary Northrop of Milford, Feb. 20. 1781.
24. JOHN, JR., son of John and Hannah Coe, m. Ruth, dau. of Isaac Johnson, Aug. 17, 1785. She was born Mar. 31, 1665. Children:
31. JOHN ALLEN, son of John and Ruth Coe, m. Grace dau. of Joseph and Esther Smith, May 10. 1812. He died Sept. 23, 1849, aged 57. His widow, Grace, died Jan. 21, 1869, aged 72. Children:
33. JOHN, son of John Allen and Grace Coe, m. Mary Hoadley of Naugatuck. Sept. 3, 1837. Children:
35. ISAAC, son of John Allen and Grace Coe, m. Augusta Hoadley of Naugatuck, Apr. 18, 1841, who died Jan. 23, 1870, aged 50; and he m. 2d Lucy Grant. Feb. 1, 1871. He died May 18, 1872. Children:
36. ROBERT, son of John Allen and Grace Coe, m. Emily J. Horton of Straitsville, May 18, 1842. Children:
37. WALES, son of John Allen and Grace Coe. m. Julia Elizabeth Beach of Milford, Sept. 17, 1845. He left Derby with his family in 1854, and settled in Davenport, Iowa, and after three years removed to Crawfordsville in the same state, where he now resides. Children:
38. GEORGE WASHINGTON, son of John Allen and Grace Coe, m. Sarah Brooks, Dec. 24, 1846. He died Feb. 27, 1854, aged 28 years. Children:
40. JULIUS CURTISS, son of John and Mary Coe, m. Elizabeth Dougal Wakelee, Oct. 8, 1860. Children:
42. JOHN ALLEN, son of John and Mary Coe, m. Cornelia A. Wakelee, Oct. 9, 1866. Children:
43. CHARLES HOADLEY, son of John and Mary Coe, m. Ida Mary Fields, Jan. 15, 1875. Child:
48. IRVING HIEL, son of Isaac and Augusta Coe, m. Addie M. Cate, May 6, 1868. Children:
52. FRANK LEE, son of Robert and Emily J. Coe, m. E. Justine Carrington of Bethany, Jan. 23, 1873.
53. STERLING DENNISON. son of Wales and Julia E. Coe, m. Mary Malinda Crawford of Crawfordsville, Iowa. Oct. 28, 1869. Child:
55. HENRY BROOKS, son of George W. and Sarah Coe, m. Elizabeth Wilson Mar. 28, 1868, who died Nov. 21, 1870. Child:
1. CRAFTS, LIEUT. GRIFFIN, born about 1598, came with his wife, Alice, from near London, Eng., to America, with Gov. Winthrop. They sailed in company with seven vessels in April, 1630, and he settled at Roxbury, Mass., where he was selectman and a member of the General Court. He died about 1690, as his will dated May 18, 1689, was presented for probate Nov. 9, 1690. His first wife was born in 1600; died Mar. 20, 1673. He m. twice afterwards. Children:
6. SAMUEL [Taken in part from the family manuscript.], son of Lieut. Griffin and Alice Crafts, m. Elizabeth Seaver, Oct 16, 1661; resided with his father; occupied public positions in the town. In 1683 the General Court granted him with twelve others the township of Woodstock, Conn, and in 1687 the Connecticut Assembly granted him and thirteen others the township of Pomfret, they buying the Indian title. This was known as the "Mishani-
oquet Purchase." He died about 1690, soon after the death of his father, leaving a good estate. Children:
11. SAMLFEL, son of Samuel, Sr. and Elizabeth (Seaver) Crafts; m. Elizabeth Sharpe, and died Dec. 9, 1709, aged 42. Children:
19. CAPT. JOSEPH, son of Samuel 2d and Elizabeth (Sharpe) Crafts, m. Susannah Warren, and removed to Pomfret, Conn, about 1721; received a lieutenant's commission, 1736, and a captain's in 1741. He died Jan 23, 1754. Children:
26. DEA. SAMUEL, son of Capt. Joseph Crafts, m. Feb. 19, 1746, Judith Payson of Pomfret, who was born Nov. 22, 1720, and died Feb. 13, 1813, aged 93. He died Nov 20, 1791, aged 69. Besides being deacon of the church he was prominent in places of trust in the town. Children:
42. EDWARD, M. D., son of Dea. Samuel and Judith (Payson) Crafts, came to Derby a little before 1780, and m. 1st Abigail Clark of Southington, Conn., Nov 23, 1780, who died Oct. 23, 1796, being the mother of all his children. He m. 2d Ann, widow of Edward Clark and dau. of Doct. Silas Baldwin, who died June 8, 1813, aged 56, and he m. 3d Melissa Holbrook Osborn, dau. of Daniel Holbrook, who died Jan. 19, 1841. He died Mar. 17, 1821, aged 68 years. Children:
47. PEARL, M. D., son of Doct. Edward Crafts; m. Dec. 24, 1812, Sarah Mansfield, dau of Rev. Edward and Sarah M. Blakeslee, and grand dau. of Dr. Mansfield. Children:
53. Edward Blakeslee, b. Jan. 13, 1814.
48. CHAUNCEY, son of Doct. Edward Crafts; m. Maria, dau. of Daniel Bacon of Woodbury, Conn., Sept. 11, 1811. Children:
53. EDWARD B., son of Doct. Pearl Crafts; m. Sarah A., dau of James Thompson, Oct. 9, 1846. Children:
CRAWFORD, BENJAMIN, m. Olive Carpenter, Mar. 14, 1775.
CRAWFORD, JOHN, m. Sarah Adee, Dec. 13, 1795. Child:
1. CURTISS. OLIVER, came to Derby and m. Hannah, dau. of William Clark, Apr. 2, 1754. He died Jan. 13, 1794. His widow Hannah died Oct. 3, 1803, aged 64. Children:
2. SHELDON, son of Oliver and Hannah (Clark) Curtiss, m. Lois Nichols, Nov. 11, 1781. She was born May 28 1760. Children:
CURTISS, KNEELAND, a prominent sea captain, was born in Stratford; was in the war of 1812; m. Anna A. Fields, came to Derby in 1832, and engaged in the West India trade. Children:
1. CAPT. EDWARD F., son of Capt. Kneeland, m. Lucy Moshier, and is a sea captain. Children:
1. DAVIS. JOHN, m. Abigail; m. 2d Mrs. Mary Gunn, May 12, 1691. Children:
2. JOHN, JR.. son of John and Abigail Davis, m. Sarah Chatfield, July 15, 1706, who died Jan. 20, 1721. Children:
7. CAPT. JOSEPH, son of John, Jr., and Sarah (Chatfield) Davis, m. Mary Wheeler, Apr. 25, 1734, who died Jan 18, 1764, aged 49 and he m. 2d Mrs. Mary Foot of Newtown, Jan. 30, 1765. They settled in Oxford. Children:
8. DAN., son of John, Jr., and Sarah (Chatfield), m. Ruth. Children:
17. COL. JOHN, son of Joseph and Mary (Wheeler) Davis, m. Mehitable, dau. of Reuben Thomas of New Haven, Apr. 10, 1782, who died Dec. 27, 1852, aged 88 years. He is said to have died Nov. 27, 1848, aged 93 years. Children:
26. ANSON, son of Col. John and Mehitable Davis, m. Sally Pruden of Milford. Children:
27. CAPT. TRUMAN, son of Col. John and Mehitable Davis, m. 1st Mary Allen of Woodbridge, Dec. 6, 1808, who died Feb. 13, 1832; m. 2d Statia Ball of Bethany, who died Apr. 24, 1854; m. 3d Sophia
Mallory of Milford, Oct 24, 1854. He died May 19, 1868. aged 81 years. Children:
28. JOHN, JR.. son of Col. John and Mehitable Davis, m. Laura, dau of John Riggs, and died Aug 8, 1844. His widow, Laura, died Feb 20, 1855. Children:
34. JOSEPH W., son of Col. John and Mehitable Davis, m. Henrietta Newton of Woodbridge. Children:
36. LEWIS, son of Col. John and Mehitable Davis, m. Lucinda Perkins of Oxford. Children:
37. BURRITT, son of Col. John and Mehitable Davis, m. Sarah Electa, dau. of Hiram Osborn of Oxford. Children all living in Owego, N. Y.:
DAVIS, NATHAN, and Eunice had children:
DAVIS, ELIAS, and Abigail, had child:
ISAAC son of Nathan and Martha Davis, died Oct. 1, 1781, aged four years.
DENMAN. PHILIP, of Derby, had wife Hasadink. He died Aug. 20. 1698. Children:
DEREMORE, JOSEPH, m. Sarah ----. Child:
DE LAMARQUESIE, BERNARD, ensign major in the Continental
service, and m. Mary Anne De Lamarquesie. Child:
DEPLANK, NICHOLAS. Child:
DORMAN, JAMES, m. Anna Harger, June 9, 1779. Children:
DOWNS. ABRAHAM, m. Elizabeth ----. Child:
DUDLEY, JOSIAH, m. Sabra Dudley, Jan. 20, 1798; came from Fairfield county, about 1800, to Derby. Children:
1. DURAND, DOCT. JOHN, m. in Stratford Elizabeth, dau. of Richard Bryan, and grand dau. of Alexander Bryan, and came to Derby about 1685, his residence being near Edward Wooster's at Derby village. He possessed considerable property, and his wife inherited quite an estate from her father and grandfather. Children:
2. JOHN, son of Doct. John and Elizabeth (Bryan) Durand. m. Sarah Lum, Nov. 5, 1730, who died, and he m. 2d Sarah Chatfield, June 2, 1747, and died Mar. 8, 1773. Children:
4. NOAH, son of Doct. John and Elizabeth (Bryan) Durand, m. Abigail Riggs, Nov. 9, 1732, who died, and he m. 2d Damaris ----. Children:
5. JOSEPH, son of Doct. John and Elizabeth (Bryan) Durand, m. Ann Tomlinson, Apr. 25, 1734. She died Feb. 14, 1778, aged 64. He died Aug. 6, 1792, aged 81. Children:
6. SAMUEL, son of Doct. John and Elizabeth (Bryan) Durand, m. Mary ----. Children:
9. EBENEZER, son of Doct. John and Elizabeth (Bryan) Durand, m. Hannah White, Dec. 17, 1754. Child:
24. NOAH, son of Joseph and Ann (Tomlinson) Durand, m. Abigail, dau. of Caleb Tomlinson; lived on Great Neck and died Apr. 12, 1818. Abigail, his widow, died Nov. 2, 1831. Children:
33. JOSEPH, son of Noah and Ann (Tomlinson) Durand, m. Margaret Chamberlain of New York city; was a tailor and worked at his trade some years, when he returned to his father's home and died, Oct. 12, 1821.
34. WILLIAM, son of Noah and Ann (Tomlinson) Durand, m. Sarah Ambler of Bethlehem, Conn., a tailor in that town where they lived, and he died Feb., 1813.
35. SAMUEL, son of Noah and Ann (Tomlinson) Durand, m. 1st Susan Hawkins; 2d Sally Hawkins, sister of the first wife; 3d Nancy Beers of Trumbull; 4th Nancy Bourn of New Bedford. He was a farmer at Bare Plains. He died Feb. 18, 1852. Children:
DAVID, son of Noah and Ann (Tomlinson) Durand, m. Maria, dau. of Edmund Leavenworth of Huntington. He lived on his father's homestead on Derby Neck, and died Apr. 30, 1868. Children:
39. WILLIAM L., son of David and Maria (Leavenworth) Durand, m. Ruth Coe, Oct. 7, 1838. Children:
DURAND, NOAH 3d, m. Ruth Foot, Aug. 12, 1772. Child:
DURAND, JOHN, Jr., m. Desire Andrews, Oct. 3, 1769. Child:
ENGLISH, CLEMENT, m. Ruth Wisebury. Oct. 26, 1752. Children:
FAIRCHILD, ABIEL and wife Lois, and probably some family came to Derby before 1750. It was probably he who m. Mrs. Mary Peck, May 10, 1757. Several of their children were probably born before the family came to Derby. Children:
FAIRCHILD, NATHAN, may have been a son of Abiel. He m. 1st Ruth, dau. of Capt. James Wheeler, July 23, 1761, who died Sept. 22, 1764, aged 21; m. 2d Lois Bowers, Apr. 28, 1765.
FAIRCHILD, ABIEL, perhaps son of Abiel and Lois Fairchild, m. Zerviah. dau. of Bennajah Johnson, Sept. 3, 1761, who died May 29, 1816, aged 77.
FAIRCHILD, ABIEL, m. Hannah Chatfield, Feb. 23, 1757, who died Apr. 5, 1760.
FAIRCHILD, JOSEPH, m. Hannah Wheeler, Nov. 9, 1780.
1. FRENCH, WILLIAM, came in the Defence, from London, in 1635, with his wife Elizabeth, his eldest child Francis, aged ten years, and three other children, down to the baby, four months old, all from Essex, England, as shown by the record in the Custom-House. William French was one of the original settlers of the beautiful town of Billerica, eighteen miles north of Boston, where he died aged 78, having had ten children born in America. He was the author of the famous tract entitled "Strength out of Weakness," published in London and re printed by the Boston Historical Society. He held many offices of trust, showing that much confidence was placed in him when to hold office was to bear great responsibility.
2. FRANCIS, son of William French, came to Milford, probably in 1650, with Edward Wooster. who may have been his brother-in-law, and settled in Derby with Wooster in 1654, being then twenty nine years of age. Here he continued, working to establish his home in the wilderness, until 1661, when, on April 10th, he married Lydia Bunnell, of Milford, and brought her to his home; which constituted the third or fourth family in the plantation It is uncertain whether Thomas Langdon was at Paugasuck at that time; the two who were there being Edward Wooster and Edward Riggs. His house was located on the hill east of the old Jonathan Jackson farm, near Merritt Clark's, who now owns most of the old farm, which remained in the family until some time in the present century. Here on the hill he toiled to clear the forests to make the beautiful fields as they now appear on that western slope. His almost solitary axe sounded over the spreading valley to the opposite hills, several years when scarcely another sound of the kind could be heard across the whole amphitheatre, which is now become a marve'ous wonder of life and business. How lonely then, yet how grand the mighty forests stood, covering all those beautiful hills; but how magic-like the change to the present animated theatre of gayety, refinement, riches and enjoyment, as well as marvelous skill of toil and inaustry. No prophetic poet could have pictured to Francis French and his bride, in his new home, a hundredth part of the royalty of useful learning, art and skilled science that should, within two hundred years, sit in the valley at their feet and touch with the thrill of business life the utmost ends of the earth.
The gold of India, China, Japan and the islands of the sea springs into life at the skilled movement of the ready hands of ihe people of this beautiful valley.
Francis French did his work faithfully and manfully, without show or public notoriety, and left the stage of action Feb 14, 1691, aged 66 years. His widow Lydia continued some years the care of those committed to her love, and departed this life April 1, 1708. Children:
10. FRANCIS, JR., son of Francis French, m Anna Bowers Sept. 2, 1703, who d. Jan. 11, 1744. and he d. April 11, 1751, aged 74 years. He lived on his father's homestead; was high sheriff of the town; was a man of positive character, and stood high as a Royal Arch Mason. Children:
12. SAMUEL, son of Francis French, Jr., m. Martha Chapman, Dec. 17, 1733, who d. Oct. 29, 1789, ased 65. He d. Feb. 2, 1783, aged 78. Children:
14. ISRAEL, son of Francis French, Jr., m. Sarah Loveland, Sept. 11, 1739, and was among the early settlers in Seymour. Children:
19. NOAH, son of Samuel and Martha (Chapman) French, m. Hannah Riggs, June 12, 1755. He d. Jan. 7, 1781. Children:
26. DAVID, son of Israel and Sarah (Loveland) French, m Lois Lines, of Bethany; resided on Nyumph's Hill, but removed into the north part of Woodbridge. Children:
32. ENOCH, son of Israel and Sarah (Loveland) French, m. Comfort ---- and d. Sept. 27. 1852. Children:
33. CHARLES, son of Israel and Sarah (Loveland) French, m Anna Woodcock, of Milford, Feb. 25, 1784, who d. Dec. 24, 1859. He d. April 14, 1814 Children:
45 DAVID, JR., son of David and Lois (Lines) French, m. ----. Children:
46 ADONIJAH, son of David and Lois (Lines) French. Was a justice of the peace and representative of Woodbridge. Children:
67. RAYMOND, son of Charles and Anna (Woodcock) French; m. Olive Curtiss, Dec. 11, 1733. Children:
FRENCH, NATHAN; m. Lucy Johnson, Sept. 2, 1773. Children:
FRENCH, FRANCIS; m. Olive Camp, Dec 19, 1779. Child:
FOX, BENJAMIN; m. Esther Chatfield Apr 9, 1754. Children:
GILLETT, EPHRAIM, son of Eliphalet of Milford, came to Derby and m. Persis, dau of David Wooster, Apr. 2, 1724. In Feb., 1728, his father Eliphalet and mother Mary deeded to him several pieces of land in Derby as a gift. Children:
GRACY, CAPT. EBENEZER; m. Betty ----. He bought June 23,
1767, a piece of land of Henry Whitney (£120) "containing thirtysix rods, with a dwelling house thereon." Hence he was among the first settlers at Derby Narrows. He was a sea captain.
GRIFFIN, CHARLES; m. Catharine Wisebury, Dec. 4, 1751. Child:
1. GUNN, JASPER of Roxbury, Mass.; came in the Defence in 1635, aged 29; was a freeman in 1636; a physician in Hartford some time, and after 1657 removed to Milford, Conn. He died in 1670. Children:
4. ABEL, son of Jasper Gunn; m. Mary, daughter of John Smith of Milford, Oct. 29, 1667. She was the third bride that settled in Derby. Her father, one of the ten original purchasers of Derby land, gave her and her husband his right in Derby lands in 1668. He was the first town clerk, beginning his record in 1665-6, and continuing it until near 1690. He had no children and gave all his property and lands in Derby to his nephew Abel Gunn, son of Jobamah, which will the town confirmed by vote in 1709.
7. SERG. ABEL GUNN. called Jr., the heir to his uncle's property, came to Derby and m. Agnes, youngest dau. of Joseph Hawkins, May 24, 1704. He died Feb. 26, 1721. Children:
8. CAPT. ABEL, son of Serg. Abel and Agnes (Hawkins) Gunn; m. 1st Hannah Harger, Aug. 2, 1727, who died Mar. 13, 1758, and he m. 2d Hannah French, who died Jan. 24, 1781, aged 65. He died Sept. 15, 1769. Children:
10. NATHANIEL, son of Serg. Abel and Agnes (Hawkins) Gunn; m. Sarah Wheeler, Dec. 10, 1728.
GUNN, ABEL, of Waterbury; m. Abigail Davis, Dec 2, 1756. Child:
HALE, ABRAHAM; m. Martha Smith, Mar. 3, 1756. Children:
HALE, SAMUEL; m. Anne Pierce, Nov. 23, 1757. Child:
HALLOCK, PETER, the ancestor of those of that name in this country, was one of thirteen pilgrim fathers, including the Rev. John
Youngs, who came from England in 1640, and landed at New Haven. There on the 21st of October, 1640, the Rev. Mr. Youngs "gathered his church anew" under the auspices of the Rev John Davenport, minister, and Theophilus Eaton, governor of New Haven, and in the same autumn Mr. Youngs and his church, consisting of 12 or 13 families took up their abode in Southold, then comprising the whole northeastern part of Long Island, landing at the harbor of what is now Southold village, on the Peconic bay, where as a church and town they retained their connection with the New Haven Colony until 1662, and with Connecticut until 1674.
Peter Hallock, was the first of the thirteen who stepped on shore at Southold, that part of the village being still called "Hallock's Neck" and the beach extending from it "Hallock's Beach." The tract of land called Oyster Ponds, now called Orient, was purchased from the Indians by him. He then returned to England for his wife who when he married her was a widow with one son by a former husband, a Mr Howell, whom he promised if she accompanied him, her son should share in his property. When he retuned he found the Indians had resold Orient, and he then purchased, about ten miles west of Southold village, a farm extending from Long Island Sound on the north to Peconic Bay on the south, and extending west into Aquebogue, about ten miles west of Mattatuck village.
His original homestead and that of his wife's son Howell were on adjacent lots and are still (or were in 1863) occupied by their descendants, B. L. Hallock and S. Howell.
Peter Hallock had one son William who died in 1684, leaving four sons: Thomas, Peter, William H. and John. Of these John had four sons, one of whom, William, died at Brookhaven (Stony Brook near Setawket) in 1765. His son William, born in 1722, lived many years in Stony Brook, was in Greenwich during most of the Revolutionary war, in which he suffered much, in command of picket boats on the Sound. His daughter Anne (Mrs. Lodowick Hackstaff) died in 1806, aged 83, and one of his three sons, William, Jr, was five years a volunteer in the Revolutionary army, and one year a prisoner in the old Sugar House, New York. His third son was the late Zephaniah Hallock, ship builder in Derby.
HARD, SAMUEL, m. Elizabeth. Child:
HARD, JAMES, on Dec. 15, 1707, petitioned the town for ten acres of land above Eight-Mile brook.
1. HARGER, JABEZ, was at Stratford, and m. Margaret, dau. of Henry Tomlinson in 1662, and settled in Derby in 1669, on Sentinel Hill east of Edward Riggs's residence. He died in 1678. His widow Margaret died Mar. 17, 1698. Children:
2. SAMUEL, son of Jabez and Margaret Harger m. Hannah Stiles of Stratford May 9, 1693, and died about 1699; and his widow m. John Tibbals, Mar. 28. 1700. Children:
8. EBENEZER, son of Jaipez and Margaret (Tomlinson) Harger, m. Abigail, dau. of John Tibbals, Sept. 15, 1698. Children:
9. ABRAHAM, son of Jabez and Margaret (Tomlinson) Harger, m. Hannah, dau. of Serg. Samuel Riggs, May 1, 1703. The births of several of his children were recorded in Stratford. Children:
10. JABEZ, son of Jabez and Margaret (Tomlinson) Harger, m. 1st Ann Gilbert of Stratford, Jan. 24. 1705; and 2d Anna, dau. of John Tibbals. Children:
]6. JOHN, son of Ebenezer and Abigail (Tibbals) Harger, m. Rachel Stevens, Dec. 14, 1734. Children:
27. SAMUEL, son of Jabez and Anna (Tibbals) Harger, m. 1st Phebe Wooster, Dec. 9, 1747; m. 2d Rebecca ----. Children:
30. JABEZ, son of Jabez and Anna (Tibbals) Harger, m. Sarah Durand, Jan. 24, 1758. Children:
35. EDWARD, son of Samuel Harger, m. Susannah Dickinson of Stratford, Aug. 16, 1780. Child:
HARGER, EPHRAIM, perhaps son of Abraham (No. 9), m. Mary Humphrey, June 5, 1735. She may have been the dau. of Capt. James Humphrey of Milford and of Derby. Children:
4. BENJAMIN, son of Ephraim and Mary Harger, m. Amy Tuttle, July 4, 1768, and died Mar. 15, 1779. Children:
HARGER, JONAS, m. Elizabeth ----. Child:
HARGER, JOSIAH, m. Sarah ----. Child:
HARRIS, JOHN. m. Rachel Moss, Feb. 5, 1740.
1. HAWKINS, ROBERT, came from England in the "Elizabeth and Ann" in 1635.
2. JOSEPH, his son, said to have been born at Milford in 1642, was probably the Joseph who m. Apr 8, 1668 and settled at that time on Birmingham Point. He with John Brown bought the Point, about 40 acres, of Alexander Bryan, June 5. 1665, but Brown soon after removed to Newark, N. J. About the time of his marriage Mr. Hawkins received a grant of land from the town, lying north of and adjoining to this purchase; the northern boundary of which crossed the Neck from about where the Ousatonic dam now is eastward, a little north of what is now known as the old Hawkins house, and down that little brook to the Naugatuck river. Mr. Hawkins probably resided at first in a house on the Point, built by Thomas Wheeler of Stratford, and afterwards built a house where now the old Hawkins house stands, on Hawkins street, where he died in 1682. When Mr. Hawkins made the purchase on the Point, he is said to be "of Stratford." Who his wife was is not known. Ebenezer Johnson (the first), in a deed, calls Joseph Hawkins his brother, and the supposition is that he was brother-in-law by marriage, but how is not certain. Children:
3. JOSEPH, JR., son of Joseph Hawkins, Jr., m. Elizabeth Gunn of Miliord, Aug. 9, 1693. and resided on his father's homestead. His will was dated Apr. 21, 1732, in which he mentions his warehouse, giving it to his grandson Joseph, son of Joseph. Children:
13. JOSEPH, 3d, son of Joseph 2d and Elizabeth (Gunn) Hawkins, m. Sarah Brewster, Nov 17, 1720. He died and his widow m. Benajah Johnson. Children:
23. Mary, b. Sept. 5, 17JI; m. Ebenezer Judd of Waterbury, Nov. 17, 1742, and had eight sons.
17. CAPT. MOSES, son of Joseph 2d and Elizabeth (Gunn) Hawkins, m. Ann ----, who died a widow May 9, 1782, aged 77. He died Sept. 10, 1760 (the day his grandson Isaac was born), aged 57. Children:
18. DANIEL, son of Joseph 2d and Elizabeth (Gunn) Hawkins, m. Anne, dau. of Timothy Wooster, Jan. 6, 1726, and died before 1732. Child:
19. ELEAZER, son of Joseph 2d and Elizabeth (Gunn) Hawkins, m. Damaris, dau. of Timothy Wooster, Dec. 13, 1727. Children:
20. JOHN, son of Joseph 2d and Elizabeth (Gunn) Hawkins, m. Hannah Davis, Nov. 29, 1733. Children:
22. ZECHARIAH, son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Gunn) Hawkins, m. 1st Sarah Davis, July 6, 1737, who died, and he m. 2d Sarah Tomlinson June 31, 1743, who died, and he m. 3d Mary, who died Aug. 18, 1773, and he m. 4th Mrs Rachel Perry, Feb. 16, 1774. who died July 26, 1786. He died in 1807, aged 90; lived in Quaker's Farm. Children:
24. JOSEPH, son of Joseph and Saiah (Brewster) Hawkins, m. Mercy Riggs, Jan. 3, 1750. Children:
25. ABRAHAM, son of Capt. Moses and Ann Hawkins, m. Elizabeth Bassett, Apr. 20, 1748, who died Aug 9, 1789, aged 61. He died Apr. 10, 1760. Children:
61. ISAAC, son of Abraham and Elizabeth (Bassett) Hawkins, m. 1st Sarah Morse, who died, and he m. 2d Anne Leavenworth, Apr. 23, 1783. Children:
62. DAVID, son of Abraham and Elizabeth (Eassetl) Hawkins, m Hannah Durand, b. July 12, 1791.. He died July 11, 1814, aged 52. Children:
74. ABRAM, son of David and Hannah Durand Hawkins, m. Chloe Tuttle. Children:
HAWKINS, ZADOC, m. 1st Lydia Wilmot, Aug. 4. 1754; 2d Elizabeth ----. Child:
HAWKINS, LIEUT. SAMUEL, m. Sarah Smith, Mar. 16, 1758. Children:
HAWKINS, ELEAZER, m. Ruth Botsford, Jan. 7, 1762. Child:
HAWKINS, MR. JOSEPH, died May 31, 1767.
HAZELTON, SAMUEL, m. Abigail Chatfield, Sept. 16, 1755.
HEWISON, SAMUEL, m Hannah ---- and died Feb. 18, 1698. Child:
HILL, JONATHAN, m. Hannah Twitchell, Sept. 19, 1717. Children:
HINMAN, PHILO, m. Mary, dau. of John Coe, July 20, 1774. Children:
HITCHCOCK, SAMUEL, m. Ann Johnson, Jan. 20, 1747-8, who died Apr. 14, 1760. Children:
HITCHCOCK, DAVID, m. Anne Chatfield, May 4, 1774.
HITCHCOCK, JONATHAN, m. Abigail Beecher, Jan. 21, 1747. Children:
1. HOLBROOK, JOHN, emigrated from Derby, England, and settled at Oyster Bay, Long Island.
2. DEA. ABEL, son of John Holbrook, was the first male child born at Oyster Bay, L. I. (in 1653), and came to Milford, Conn., where he married Anne Meriam (?). Her name on the Derby records is written Hannah. He settled on the farm now known as the "Swift farm" about 1676, having received a grant of land a little before that date. He kept an ordinary (tavern) several years, and was a prominent citizen in the town. His wife Hannah died Oct. 20, 1740, aged 72, and he died May 30, 1747, in his 94th year. Children:
3. ABEL, JR., son of Dea. Abel and Hannah Holbrook; m. Tabitha Wooster, Jan. 29, 1723. Children:
4. DANIEL, son of Dea. Abel and Hannah Holbrook; m. Elizabeth Riggs, Jan, 22, 1729, and resided on his father's homestead. Children:
5. RICHARD, son of Dea. Abel and Hannah Holbrook; m. Esther Nichols June 9, 1708. He died May 3, 1709, aged 25. She died Nov. 23, 1712.
8. JOHN, son of Dea. Abel and Hannah Holbrook; m. Abigail, dau. of Serg. Abel Gunn of Derby Aug. 27, 1723. His residence was adjoining the old Episcopal grave-yard. He and his wife Abigail gave the ground for this grave-yard and the site for the first Episcopal church. He was one of the reliable, successful men of his day and died June 5, 1752, aged 52 years. Hence there is an error on page 195 of this book, in which it is stated that he withdrew from the Episcopal church at the beginning of the Revolution. It must have been his son, who was the Capt. John complained of by Dr. Mansfield, as given in Dr. E. E. Beardsley's History of the Episcopal Church in Conn. Children:
17. DEA. DANIEL, son of Daniel and Elizabeth Riggs; m. Anne Hitchcock, Oct. 8, 1766. He was colonel of the militia, and was very active during the Revolution in support of the war. Children:
20. Melissa, b. June 28, 1767; m.; had no family.
18. CAPT JOHN, JR., son of John and Abigail Holbrook; m. sther Nichols of Newtown, Nov. 4, 1750, and resided on his father's homestead adjoining the Episcopal burying ground until his death Jan. 28, 1801, aged 74. His wife died Feb, 5, 1795. Children:
28. JOSIAH, son of Dea. Daniel. Jr., and Anne Holbrook; m. Lucy, dau. of Rev. Z. Swift in 1815. Children:
30. CAPT. JOHN, (3d) son of Captain John, Jr, and Esther Holbrook, m. Huldah Fox of Quaker's Farm; lived on Great Hill; was a deacon of the Congregational church; was a soldier in the Revolution. Children:
32. PHILO, son of Capt. John, Jr., and Esther Holbrook, m. Anna Wooster, June 3, 1779; resided at Seymour. Children:
34. NATHANIEL, son of Capt. John, Jr., and Esther Holbrook, m. Allis Davis, Dec. 20, 1778; was in the Revolution; lived and died at Wesquantuck. Children:
36. CAPT. ABEL, son of Capt. John, Jr., and Esther Holbrook; was in the Revolution. Children:
42. RICHARD, son of Capt. John, Jr., and Esther Holbrook, m 1st Sarah Lum, Sept. 13, 1797, who died Nov. 21, 1798; he m. 2d Grace Hawkins, Oct. 6, 1799; lived on Great Hill; 3d Rebecca Stoddard. Children:
64. Sarah, b. Julv 30, 1800.
43. ALFRED, son of Josiah and Lucy Holbrook, m. Melissa, dau. of Abiel Pierson of Derby, Mar. 24, 1843. Children:
44. DWIGHT, son of Josiah and Lucy Holbrook; m., Children:
45. JOHN, son of Capt. John 3d; m. Betsey Lum. Children:
58. THOMAS CLARK, son of Capt. Abel Holbrook, enlisted in the war of 1812, under Capt. Wm. Humphreys; m. Maria Benham; is living, being over 90 years of age. Children:
65. CAPT. PHILO, son of Richard and Sarah (Lum) Holbrook, m., Children:
97. WILLIAM E., son of Thomas C Holbrook, m. Esther A. Bennett. Children:
HORSEY, THOMAS, CAPT; m. Eunice Hawkins, Feb. 12, 1771. "Capt. Thomas Horsey d. June 19. 1789, aged about 46. He was the son of Thomas and Margery Horsey, born at Comb St. Nicholas, in Somersetshire, old England. The father of said Thomas Horsey was the son of Ralph Horsey, of Dungat, in said county; his mother, Margery, was daughter to Mr. Richard Walter, of Wadford, near said Comb St. Nicholas. The said Comb St. Nicholas is near Chard." Children:
1. HOTCHKISS, ELIJAH, came to Derby about the time Eliphalet Hotchkiss did. Whose sons they were has not been ascertained. Elijah may have been m. when he came. He m. Mehitable Hotchkiss, of New Haven, Nov 11, 1761, and d. Sept. 2. 1806. She d. Mar. 18, 1804, aged 61. Children:
1. Leverett, b. Oct. 6, 1762; m. Sarah Burritt, Aug. 14, 1785; had "Wyllys," b. April 25, 1788.
HOTCHKISS, DEA. ELIPHALET, came to Derby and m. Comfort, dau. of Jabez Harger, Jr., Dec 26, 1751. Settled at North End. He was a carpenter and builder, justice of the peace, deacon of the "First Church of Christ," and a prominent man in the business of the town. He was b. in 1727; d. July 5, 1803; said to have been aged 76. His wife Comfort d. Mar. 11, 1802, aged 82. Children:
2. LEVI, son of Eliphalet and Comfort Hotchkiss, m. 1st Phebe, who d. April 3, 1789; 2d Betsey, who d. April 8, 1791; 3d Sarah, who d. Dec. 1, 1801; 4th Susannah. Children:
7. ELIPHA, son of Levi and Phebe Hotchkiss, m. Nancy; d. Sept. 21, 1858, aged 81. His wife Nancy d. Nov. 15, 1865, aged 86. Children:
HOTCHKISS, JOHN, m. Betsey Riggs, Oct. 16, 1796.
HOTCHKISS, DANIEL, m. Sarah ----; had Eliphalet, b. Nov. 1, 1727.
HOWD, John, had children:
HOWD, JOHN, and wife had child Hester, b. Mar. 5, 1746; and John Howd (probably the same) and wife Nabbe had child Sarah, b. June 4, 1752. There are several considerations which indicate that this was an Indian family, the associate with Chuse.
HULL, RICHARD, came from Derbyshire, Eng., and was made freeman at Dorchester, Mass., in April, 1634, and removed to New Haven, Conn., in 1639. His son John was baptized in 1640. This John the Derby family claim to be their ancestor. Judge Savage thinks John, the son of Andrew, was the settler in Derby. Richard and Andrew were brothers, so said, and each of them had a son John, apparently, one of these settled in Stratford and Derby, the other settled in Killingworth, and was the surgeon in King Philip's war, instead of John of Derby.
JOHN, son of Richard Hull, was accepted as a planter at Stratford in 1661, and received grants of lands in 1667; and was accepted as an inhabitant at Derby in 1668, receiving a grant of land, but does not appear to have removed his family thither until 1675. He became a prominent man at once in the transactions of the town; was employed by the town to build the first parsonage house, and also the first corn and flour mill in the town; built two if not three dwelling houses for himself and his sons; was on the building committee of the first meeting-house, and probably was the chief director of the work. He acquired considerable landed property with the mill, in the town, all of which, apparently, he gave to his sons John and Joseph in 1696. He removed to Wallingford in 1687, where he received a tract of about seven hundred acres of land from that town, where he is called Doctor, and where he died Dec. 6, 1711. He m. 1st probably at Stratford, but who is not known. He m. 2d Mary Jones. Oct. 19, 1672. She died, and he m. 3d Rebecca Turner, Sept. 20, 1699 [Wallingford History.]. Children:
1. JOHN, JR., son of Doct. John Hull [The name was written with the s, Hulls, 100 years ago.], m. Hannah Prindle, probably, and lived a time on the hill near the Riggs farm, but afterwards settled near his mill, back of Ansonia, the place still being known by his name. He was a man of solid worth; representative, selectman, farmer and miller. He died May 25, 1753, aged 91. Children:
4. CAPT. JOSEPH, son of Doct. John Hull, m. Jan. 20, 1691, Mary, dau. of Isaac Nichols of Fairfield. She died Apr. 5, 1733, and he m. 2d Hannah (Botsford), widow of John Prindle, Nov. 14, 1735. He lived on the hill a time, near the Riggs farm; then removed to Up Town; was representative, captain, selectman (appointed 1716;, and had a large part in the business and responsibilities of the town. He died Oct. 5, 1744, aged 75. Children:
11. JOHN, 3d, son of John Hull, m. Child:
12. DANIEL, son of John Hull, Jr., m. Elizabeth Lum, Mar. 2, 1732. Children:
18. SAMUEL, son of Capt. Joseph Hull, m. Anna Riggs, Jan. 15, 1724, who died Mar. 22, 1731, aged 26. He resided at Old Town, and was partner in the old Hull's mills. Children:
20. JOSEPH, 2d. son of Capt. Joseph and Mary (Nichols) Hull, m. Sarah, dau. of Dea. Daniel Bennett, who resided across the Ousatonic opposite Derby Narrows. This Dea. Bennett was the man who gave a breakfast to Gen Lafayette and his officers, on Sunday morning, while the latter was marching his army from Rhode Island to join Washington's army at the Highlands. Children:
40. CAPT. JOSEPH, 3d, son of Joseph and Sarah (Bennett) Hull, m. Elizabeth, dau. of William Clark, merchant, of Derby, May 3, 1750, who died Jan. 1826, aged 95 years. She was m. three times after the death of Capt. Hull. He died in 1775. His children are thus recorded on the town books. Children:
43. LIEUT. JOSEPH, son of Joseph 3d and Elizabeth (Clark) Hull, entered the army in 1776 as a lieutenant of artillery and was taken prisoner at the capture of Fort Washington; was exchanged in 1778, after great suffering. He died in Jan. 1825. His 2d wife was the widow of Silas Nichols, and mother of Rev. Charles Nichols, (See Biog.). Children:
44. William, son of Joseph 3d and Elizabeth Hull, m. Sarah, only dau. of Hon. Abraham Fuller of Newtown, who died Aug. 21, 1826, aged 67. He died Nov 25, 1825, aged 72. (See Biog.) Children:
45. LIEUT. SAMUEL, son of Joseph 3d and Elizabeth (Clarke) Hull, served as lieutenant in the Revolution. Children:
47. ISAAC, son of Joseph 3d and Elizabeth (Clark) Hull. m. Martha Clark; removed to Canada about 1804, and afterwards removed to Ohio, where he died in 1829, aged 77, and his wife died in 1817, aged 64. Children:
49. DAVID, son of Joseph 3d and Elizabeth (Clarke) Hull, studied medicine with Doct. Wm. Eustis of Boston; m. the dau. of Andrew Elliot, D. D., of Boston, Nov. 10, 1789; settled as a physician in Fairfield, Conn., where he died in 1834, aged 70. Children:
51. JOSEPH, son of Joseph Hull 4th, studied medicine with his uncle David in Fairfield; m. Susan Baiton in 1800; settled in New York state and died in 1810. Children:
52. LEVI, son of Joseph Hull 4th, m. Mary Wheeler in 1811; died Jan. 23, 1848. Children:
53. ISAAC, son of Joseph Hull 4th, m. in 1813, Anna Hart of Saybrook, Conn., and died in Feb., 1843, without children. His widow Anna died in Nov 1874, aged 84 years. (See Biog. of Com. Isaac).
1. HUMPHREYS, REV, DANIEL, is said to have descended from Simsbury, Conn., but it has been impossible to obtain the precise con-
nection. He married the widow of John Bowers, and dau. of Capt. John Riggs, April 18, 1739. (See Biog. of him and his wife.) This family spelled the name with the s, especially did General David. Children:
2. DANIEL, son of Rev. Daniel and Sarah Humphreys, was graduated at Yale College in 1757, when he was 17 years of age; became a lawyer and settled in Portsmouth, N. H., where he was state attorney until his age disqualified him for the office. He was a distinguished scholar and wrote a grammar in verse. He acquired the Italian language after having reached the age of 70 years. He died Sept. 30, 1827, aged 87 years.
3. JOHN, son of Rev. Daniel and Sarah Humphreys, m. Rachel Durand, Feb 11, 1773, and resided on his father's homestead for a time, after which his home was the house north of, and adjoining the old Episcopal cemetery. He was a farmer with a large family; many hired men; and his wife was celebrated for efficiency, and success as a housekeeper. A four pail iron kettle filled with corned beef, pork, potatoes and turnips, was boiled every day for forty years, Sundays excepted. His children's names are given as written on the town records. Children:
4. ELIJAH, son of Rev Daniel and Sarah Humphreys, m. Anna, dau. of Rev. Dr. Mansfield, Oct 22, 1774. He died July 2, 1785. (See Biog.) Children:
1. HUMPHREY, JAMES, was in Derby as early as 1710, and was "felt maker," or hatter at the "north end" or on Beaver Brook, back of Ansonia. He came, probably, from Milford. What relative he was to Rev. Daniel Humphreys is not known. Children:
3. JAMES, son of James Humphreys, Sr., m. Submit Stevens, Mar. 15, 1750. Children:
HUMPHREYVILLE, ELIPHALET, m. Martha ----. Children:
HURD, WILSON, was born in Monroe, Fairfield county, Conn., Feb. 8, 1763; was a soldier in the Revolution, and after the war came to Derby, where he married, Oct. 25, 1789, Abigail, dau. of Capt. John Holbrook. He was a mason by trade; represented the town in the Legislature and held other ofifices. He died Mar. 2, 1853, aged 91. Children:
1. AUSTIN, son of Wilson and Abigail Holbrook Hurd. Children:
INGRAHAM, BENJAMIN, m. Hannah. Children:
JAMES, REV. JOHN; m. Mary ----. Was pastor of ihe First Church, in Derby, 12 or 13 years. Children:
JACKSON, JOHN, d. Oct 8, 1683, aged about 60 years.
JEWETT, Rev. STEPHEN, the youngest son of Stephen and Sarah (Hatch) Jewett, was b. Aug. 18, 1783. He was a descendant in a direct line from Maximilian Jewett, who was one of the early settlers of Rowley, Mass. Rev. Stephen Jewett m. Sept. 5, 1813, Elizabeth Backus, who was b. Sept. 7, 1789, at Norwich, Conn. Her mother, Mary Fitch, was the daughter of Col. Ebenezer Fitch, of New Haven, Conn. (See Biog ) Children:
3. PLINY A, M. D., son of Rev. Stephen and Elizabeth (Backus) Jewett, m. Juliet M. Carrington, Nov. 10, 1847. (See Biog.) Children:
4. HENRY H., son of Rev. Stephen and Elizabeth (Backus) Jewett, m. Aug. 17, 1842, Elizabeth Shaw, dau. of Rear Admiral F. H. Gregory. He d. Feb. 15, 1849; his wife, Elizabeth S., d. May 11, 1850. Children:
5. THOMAS B., M. D., son of Pliny A. and Juliet M. (Carrington) Jewett; m. Mary E., dau. of Dr. A. Beardsley, Nov. 10, 1873, who d. Mar. 24, 1878. He is a physician in Birmingham, Conn. Children:
1. JOHNSON, EBENEZER, said to be son of Peter of Fairfield, born about 1649. Settled at Derby about 1668, and m. Elizabeth, dau. of Edward Wooster in 1671. He called Joseph Hawkins his brother (probably brother-in-law). Children:
2. Elizabeth, b. in 1672.
5. PETER, son of Ebenezer and Hannah (Tomlinson) Johnson; m. 1st Martha ----; 2d Mary ----. His father gave him 150 acres of land in the southern part of Quaker's Farm purchase, where he lived and died. Children:
6. LIEUT. EBENEZER, son of Col. Ebenezer and Hannah Johnson; m. Elizabeth Hine, Feb. 19, 1719. He died Sept 10, 1751, aged 60. He was made lieutenant in 1722. He lived and died on his father's homestead. Children:
7. TIMOTHY, son of Col. Ebenezer and Hannah Johnson; m. Abigail Brewster, Feb. 21, 1725, who died Dec. 15, 1773. His father divided his farm at Rimmon between this Timothy and his brother Charles. Their house was a little way below Pines Bridge. Children:
8. CHARLES, son of Col. Ebenezer and Hannah Johnson; m. Sarah Wooster, Aug. 16, 1726. His farm was near his brother Timothy's at Pines Bridge.
10. ISRAEL, son of Peter Johnson; m. Elizabeth Wakelee, May 28, 1740. Children:
12. PETER, son of Peter Johnson; m. Abigail Johnson, Nov. 9, 1749. Children:
18. EBENEZER, son of Ebenezer and Elizabeth (Hine) Johnson; m. 1st Mrs. Lucy Barnes of Waterbury, Mar. 19, 1754; m. 2d Thankful ----. Child:
19. DAVID, son of Ebenezer and Elizabeth Johnson; m. Esther Riggs, May 6, 1755, who died May 22, 1766, aged 29; m. 2d Sarah Thompson Mar. 18, 1778. Child:
25. ALEXANDER, son of Timothy and Abigail (Brewster) Johnson, m. Hannah ----. Children:
JOHNSON, JEREMIAH, came from New Haven and was accepted as an inhabitant of Paugassett, and a grant of land made him on Sentinel Hill, joining Samuel Riggs, Mar. 2, 1672. The births of five of his children are recorded in New Haven. His wife's name was Sarah. He was not living in 1713. He was chosen constable in 1683, and was an influential man in the town. "Jeremiah Johnson hath a bay sorrel horse; a stone horse to his brother Joshua Hogkis, ten years old Mar. 4, 1680." (Town Rec.) Children:
1. JEREMIAH, Jr., son of Jeremiah and Sarah Johnson, m. Elizabeth, eldest dau. of Col. Ebenezer Johnson. He was granted a home lot of "four acres of land in Scraping Hole Plain on this side (south) of Bladen's Brook, Dec. 30, 1684." Children:
4. JOHN, son of Jeremiah, Sr., and Sarah Johnson, m. Mary Washburn, Dec. 24, 1694. He settled one the Quaker's Farm. Children:
6. MOSES, son of Jeremiah, Sr., and Sarah Johnson, m. Sarah Adams, Apr. 15, 1703. He resided in Derby some years and then removed to Newtown. Children:
7. EBENEZER, son of Jeremiah, Sr., and Sarah Johnson, m. Hannah, and signed a deed with his brother Moses for his father's home-stead and several pieces of land, to Samuel Gunn of Milford in 1713.
9. DEA. GIDEON, son of Jeremiah, Sr., and Sarah Johnson, m. Abigail Chatfield, Nov. 6, 1718. Children:
10. SERG. JOSEPH, son,of Jeremiah, Sr., and Sarah Johnson, m. 1st Margaret Harger, Jan. 24, 1717; m. 2d Mrs. Elizabeth, widow of Joseph Hull, Oct. 14, 1776. Children:
11. BENAJAH, son of Jeremiah, Jr., and Elizabeth Johnson, m. widow
Sarah (Brewster) Hawkins, Oct. 10, 1728. He died Apr. 13, 1763, aged 59. His widow Sarah died May 7, 1773, aged 72. Children:
12. ABNER, son of Jeremiah, Jr., and Sarah Johnson. m. 1st Patience Tomlinson, Dec. 12, 1737; m. 2d Abigail ----. Children:
26. JOSEPH, son of Joseph and Margaret (Harger) Johnson, m. Elizabeth Durand, Aug. 9, 1738. Children:
27. SAMUEL, son of Joseph and Margaret (Harger) Johnson, m. Mary ----. Children:
25. NATHANIEL, son of Joseph and Margaret (Harger) Johnson, m. Susannah Smith, Jan. 30, 1753. Children:
28. GIDEON, son of Gideon and Abigail Chatfield, m. Lydia Beecher, Mar. 24, 1749. Children:
34. ISAAC, son of Benajah and Sarah Johnson, m. Lois Hopkins of Waterbury, Jan. 24, 1758, who died Oct. 16, 1814, aged 76. He died Apr. 10, 1813, aged 78. Children:
42. ASAHEL, son of Joseph. Jr., and Elizabeth (Durand) Johnson, m. Lois Williams of Fairfield, May 9, 1756, who died Jan. 28, 1783, m. 2d Miriam Fowler of Middletown, Apr. 6, 1783, Children:
46. HEZEKIAH, son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Durand) Johnson, m. Rebecca Johnson, Dec. 12, 1784. Children:
72. EBENEZER BEECHER [History of Seymour.], Son of Gideon and Lydia (Beecher) Johnson, m. Hannah P. Clark, May 25, 1785. He died Sept. 17, 1846. His widow Hannah d. July 24, 1847. Children:
81. REV. JESSE [History of Seymour.], son of Isaac and Lois Johnson, m. Hepzibah -----, who died Apr. 13, 1824. He died Oct. 21, 1829. Children:
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