The History of the Old Town of Derby, Connecticut, 1642 -- 188O.
Published: Press of Springfield Printing Company, Springfield, Mass., 1880.
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1. JOHNSON, EBENEZER, b. in 1761; d. Sept. 25, 1792.
2. GIDEON, son of Ebenezer Johnson, m. Sarah, dau. of Dr. Crittenden of New Haven. Children:
3. SHELDON C., son of Gideon and Sarah Johnson, m. May 19, 1828, Susan H., dau. of Abiram and Eunice Stoddard. Residence, Seymour, Conn. Children:
JOHNSON, STEPHEN, m. Mehitable Canfield. Oct. 12, 1697.
JOHNSON, MR. JOSEPH, died June 25, 1818.
JUDD, EBENEZER, m. Mary ----. Child:
JUDSON, DONALD, was born in Huntington, Conn., Mar. 25, 1798; being the son of David Gressel Judson. His earliest ancestor in this country was William Judson, who came from England in 1634, with his three sons: 2. Joseph; 3, Jeremiah; and 4. Joshua. He settled first at Concord, Mass., where he remained four years, then removed to Stratford, Conn., and resided on the southeast corner of "Meeting-House Hill."
2. JOSEPH, son of Donald Judson, was fifteen years of age when he arrived in this country; came to Stratford with his father, and in Oct.,
1644, m. Sarah, dau. of John Porter, of Windsor. He d. Oct. 8, 1696. Children:
7. JAMES, son of Joseph and Sarah Judson, m. Rebecca, dau. of Thomas Wells, of Hartford, Aug. 18, 1680. He d. Feb. 25, 1721. Children:
22. DAVID, son of James and Rebecca Judson, m. Phebe, dau. of Ephraim Stiles, of Stratford, Oct. 29, 1713. Children:
27. AGUR, son of David and Phebe Judson, m. 2d wife Mehitable, dau. of Thomas Toucey, of Newtown, May, 1750. He purchased the well-known property on White Hills, in Huntington, where he resided, and his descendants for a long time. Children:
35. DAVID, son of Agur and Rachel Judson, m. Grissel, dau. of Noandiah Warner, of Southbury, Feb 3, 1796.
37. DONALD, son of David and Grissel Judson, m. Polly Maria, dau. of Lewis and Charity Shelton, of Huntington, Feb. 10, 1829. He d. Sept. 2, 1847. (See Biog.) Children:
KENT, ELISHA, m. Abigail Moss, April 3, 1732. Child:
KEENEY, EBENEZER, born in 1718, came to Derby a young man, m. Betty, dau. of John Davis, Jr., Dec. 7, 1738, and settled first on the hill, on Milford road, about three-fourths of a mile from Academy Hill; about 1754 he built the first house so far as known at Derby Narrows, where he resided until his decease. He was a man of large influence in the town and possessed great business energy and ability, as indicated by his being elected tax-collector much of the time during the Revolutionary war. He died Jan. 10, 1795, aged 77. She died Nov., 1784, aged 65. Children:
1. Lucy, b. Dec. 3, 1739; d. young.
9. WILLIAM, son of Ebenezer and Betty Keeney, m. Mille Steele, who was born Dec 15, 1760. He died Jan. 7, 1845, aged 87. Children:
12. EBENEZER, son of William and Mille Keeney, m. Betsey Buckingham. who was born Apr. 19, 1783, and died Dec. 29, 1846. He died Apr. 2, 1851. Children:
14. WILLIAM, son of William and Mille Keeney, m. Anna Smith, resided in Seymour village and died June 25, 1856. She died Sept. 28, 1867, aged 76. Children:
17. DEA. ISAAC, son of William and Mille Keeney, m. 1st Polly Durand, who was born July 3, 1796, and died Sept. 23, 1827; 2d Ann Church, Dec. 16, 1828, who was born Sept. 20, 1803, and died Jan. 24, 1868. Children:
19. MEDAD, son of William and Mille Keeney, m. Rebecca White, and died Feb. 6, 1830. She died May 2, 1826, aged 32. Children:
29. CHARLES D., son of Dea. Isaac and Anna, m. 1st Martha J. Wilder, who was born Dec. 3, 1835, and died Oct. 23, 1871; 2d Ella A. Burwell, July 16, 1874. Children:
LEWIS, ELEAZER, m. Ann Lum, Feb. 16, 1757. Child:
LOBDELL, DARIUS, m. Mary -----. Child:
LOVELAND, JOSEPH, m. Hannah -----; lived in Stratford. Child:
1. JOSEPH, son of Joseph Loveland, Sr., came to Derby and m. Lois Chatfield, Aug. 18, 1762. Children:
1. LUM, JONATHAN, came to Derby and m. Sarah, dau. of Ens. Samuel Riggs, Oct. 10, 1700, and was a man of considerable influence and responsibility in town matters. Children:
4. JONATHAN, JR., son of Jonathan and Sarah Lum, m. Elizabeth Tomlinson, Mar. 13, 1734. Children:
7. JOSEPH, son of Jonathan and Sarah (Riggs) Lum, m. Sarah ---. Children:
11. JOHN, son of Jonathan, Jr, and Elizabeth Lum, m. Truelove Lines of Litchfield, Oct 18, 1769, and died Aug. 18, 1771. Child:
1. LUM, SAMUEL, m. Hannah "Tid," Dec. 7, 1730. Children:
LYMAN, REV. JONATHAN, was bapt. in Durham, Conn., Apr. 21, 1717, and was the son of Noah, the son of Thomas, the son of Richard, the son of Richard, the first of the name in this country. He was graduated at Yale College in 1742, and settled in Oxford in 1745, and died in 1763. He m. Abigail ----. Children, sixth generation:
1. NOAH RUSSELL, son of Rev. Jonathan Lyman, m. Comfort Fox. Feb. 13, 1771. Child recorded on Derby records:
2. JONATHAN, son of Rev. Jonathan Lyman, m. Sarah Davis of Derby, in 1781, who died June 19, 1847, at Schodack Landing, Rensselaer county, N. Y., at the age of 90. He served some time in the Revolution as captain of a company, and died about 1790 in Derby. Children:
6. Russell, b. Dec. 7, 1784; d. Aug. 11, 1802.
MANSFIELD, REV. RICHARD. D. D., son of Jonathan Mansfield (who was born in New Haven in 1686) was born in New Haven, 1724; was graduated at Yale college in 1741; ordained deacon and priest by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Eng., Aug. 7, 1748; officiated at Derby, West Haven, Waterbury, and Northfield, from 1748 to 1755, and was pastor of St. James's church at Derby from 1755 to his decease, Apr. 12, 1820; his ministerial service covering a period of seventy-two years. (See Biog.) "Rev. Richard Mansfield was m. to Mrs. Anna Hull, in Christ church in Derby, by Rev. Dr. Samuel Johnson, missionary of Stratford, on the 10th day of Oct., A. D., 1751." [Town Records.] She was fifteen years and four months old at her marriage. Children:
1. RICHARD, JR., son of Rev. Dr. Mansfield, m. Abia Shelton. Children:
MANSFIELD, NATHAN, probably from New Haven, m. Anna Tomlinson, Mar. 5, 1775. In the account of the Revolution this Nathan was supposed to be the son of Rev. Dr. Mansfield, which was an error. Children:
MARKS, MORDECAI, m. Elizabeth Hawkins, dau, of first Joseph. Children:
"MASSY, JOHN, a trantient person, m. Mary Curtiss, April 14, 1707, by the Worshipful Mayor, Ebenezer Johnson, Justice."
McKEE, WILLIAM, m. Anne Durand, May, 1769, who d. Mar. 1, 1773. Children:
McMAHON, THOMAS, born in Galway, Ireland; came to this country in 1846; settled in Orange, Conn., May 10, 1845; lived there over a year; came thence to Derby, where he now resides. His children are:
2. JOHN T., born in Orange, Aug. 15, 1847; educated at Holy Cross College, Worcester, Mass., and at Joseph's Seminary, Troy, N. Y., where he was ordained May 29, 1874; was stationed as curate at St. John's, New Haven; St. Augustine's, Bridgeport; St. Peter's, Danbury; pastor of St. John's, New Haven, and St. Mary's, East Hartford, where he still continues.
3. DANIEL E., born at Derby Narrows Dec. 16, 1852; educated at Holy Cross College, Worcester, Mass.; studied law at Yale and Albany Law Schools, graduating at the latter, Class '77; admitted to practice in New York, May 17, 1877; came to Connecticut June 13, 1877; began practice at Ansonia, where he continues; he was elected justice of the peace, Oct., 1877, for the term 1878 to 1881, and town clerk for 1879.
MILES, STEPHEN, had Children:
MILES, JONATHAN, m. Zerviah Wooster, April 4, 1723. Children:
MILES, JONATHAN, m. Lucy Smith, of Glastenbury, Feb. 17, 1768. Children:
MILLS, PHILO, m. Elizabeth Riggs, Mar. 19, 1755. He d. Mar. 8, 1765. Children:
MILLS, JEDEDIAH, of Derby, m. Mrs. Hannah Hawley, of Stratford, Feb. 24, 1756. Children:
MISET, STEPHEN, d. Mar. 27, 1713.
MOSS, JOHN, came from London, England, with the first colonists to New Haven; signed the compact, Feb. 18, 1639; was a prominent man in the Colony and settled in Wallingford. Children:
1. JOSEPH, son of John Moss; m. Mary, dau. of Roger Alling, Apr. 11, 1667; she d. Mar. 18, 1716, and he m. 2d Mrs. Sarah Gilbert, July 11, 1717; m. 3d Mary Baker who died in Derby, Feb. 28, 1734, Four children are recorded in New Haven, but there were probably others. The four surviving children settled in Derby. He died in 1727. Children:
7. REV. JOSEPH, JR., son of Joseph Moss, was graduated at Harvard College in 1699, and received the degree of A. M., at Yale College in 1702; was admitted an inhabitant of Derby, Dec, 23, 1706; ordained at Derby in the spring of 1707, where he died Jan. 23, 1731, aged 52 years. He m. 1st Dorcas Roswell, Feb. 10, 1715, who died Sept. 2, 1715; m. 2d Abigail Russell, Oct. 3, 1716. He died Jan. 23, 1731. (See Biog.) Children:
8. SAMUEL, son of Joseph and Mary (Alling) Moss; came to Derby and m. Barbara, widow of Nathaniel Bowers, Dec. 3, 1713, where he died Dec. 28, 1721, "by a gun shot in the hand of Samuel Perry, who said he was shooting at a mark." (Town record.) She died Sept. 8, 1745. Children:
9. SERG. WILLIAM, son of Joseph and Mary (Alling) Moss; came to Derby and m. Abigail Riggs, Mar. 18, 1714. He was admitted an inhabitant of Derby Apr. 17, 1714, and died Aug. 26, 1749, aged 68. Children:
10. ISRAEL, son of Joseph and Mary (Alling) Moss, came to Derby and m. Lydia Bowers, Dec. 31, 1717. Children:
16. NICHOLAS, son of William and Abigail (Riggs) Moss; m. Hannah Leavenworth, Mar. 25, 1740. He died in a fit, Nov. 24, 1759. His widow m. Jonathan Dickerman of Mt. Carmel, Conn., where she died Oct. 15, 1780. Children:
19. WILLIAM, son of William and Abigail (Riggs) Moss; m. 1st Prudence Hard of Newtown, May 30, 1751, who died Apr. 6, 1754; m. 2d Rachel Beardsley of Stratford. Apr. 30, 1759. Children:
MUNSON, JOHN, son of John and Hannah Munson of Brookhaven, L. I., was born Apr. 24, 1690; came to Derby a young man and m. Elizabeth Hawkins, Dec. 25, 1718, and received a grant of land in 1719. Children:
1. NEWCOMB, CAPT. SILAS, (Calvin6, Silas5, Hezekiah4, Simon3, Andrew2, Andrew1), born in Sunderland, Vt., June 10, 1786; a cabinet and chair maker; m. in Stonington, Conn., Apr. 27, 1811, Betsey, dau. of Simeon and Betsey Palmer, born in S. 1784. He settled at Derby, where he died Aug. 10, 1825; she died in Springfield, Mass., Nov. 17, 1849, aged 65. He was captain of an artillery company, stationed at New London, Conn., in the war of 1812. Children:
2. Robert Palmer, b. Mar. 13, 1813; cabinet maker; m. Sophia Heath, July 13, 1836; settled in Heddleburg Center, Tioga county, Penn., where he d. Apr. 6, 1869; had son, Willington.
4. JOHN LEE, son of Capt. Silas and Betsey Newcomb, m. in Derby, Nov. 23, 1840, Emily Hull, dau. of Isaac Smith He was an axlemaker in Birmingham, and died at his daughter's residence, July 31, 1870. Children:
NETTLETON, JOSIAH, m. Agnes Gunn, Nov., 1761, who died Jan. 23, 1774; and he m. 2d Freelove Lum, July 18, 1776. Children:
NETTLETON, WILLIAM, born at Killingworth, Conn., in 1754; was a soldier in the Revolution; m. Z. Parmelee, and died in 1820. Children:
6. ASHLEY, son of William Nettleton, m. Sally Stoddard, and died at Derby in 1879. Child:
7. HENRY A., son of Ashley Nettleton, m. Jennie Bidwell, who died Jan., 1877. Children:
NICHOLS, ISAAC, of Stratford removed to Derby about 1678; but only the record of one marriage and three births are found on the town records. Children:
4. ISAAC, son of Isaac Nichols, had Children:
1. NICHOLS, JOHN, was in Watertown, Mass., a proprietor in 1636 and 7; was in Fairfield in 1653, with his wife Grace, and died before 1659. Children:
2. DEA. ISAAC, son of John and Grace Nichols, was brought up by his uncle, Isaac Nichols of Stratford, and hence called Isaac Junior; and m. Esther Clark, who died in Derby, Jan. 5, 1717. Four of his children were born in Stratford, but whether there were others is not known. He or his uncle Isaac and Abel Holbrook were the first two deacons of the first church in Derby. He died Dec. 20, 1713. Children:
1. NICHOLS, ISAAC, m. Agnes Gunn of Derby, Nov. 14, 1722, and died Apr. 12, 1733. Only one child is recorded, there may have been several others. Child:
2. ISAAC, son of Isaac and Agnes (Gunn) Nichols, m. Sarah Tomlinson, July 22, 1747, who died, Nov. 23, 1754, and he (probably) m. 2d Rebecca ----, who died June 30, 1757. Children:
3. ISAAC, son of Isaac and Sarah (Tomlinson) Nichols, m. Abigail Lyman, Dec. 24, 1769. Children:
NORTHROP, ISAAC, m. Hannah Wheeler, Sept. 27, 1764. She died Mar. 6, 1765.
NOYCE, REBECCA, wife of Wm. Noyce and dau. of Silas and Dorcas Allen, died at New Haven, Mar. 29, 1780, aged 20.
O'KANE, JEREMIAH, m. Laurana Johnson, Sept. 18, 1765. Children:
OLMSTEAD, JOSEPH, m. Mary -----. Children:
OSBORN, THOMAS, m. Elizabeth ------. Children:
OSBORN, SAMUEL, m, Mrs. Patty Davis of Oxford, July 6, 1806.
OVIATT, JOHN, m. Abigail ------. Child:
PECK, BENJAMIN, m. Mary Sperry of New Haven, May 2, 1700.
PERKINS, ROGER, m. 1st Ann ----; 2d Mary ----. Children:
1. ITHIEL. son of Roger and Ann Perkins, m. Esther Fox, Oct. 26, 1767. Children:
PERKINS, REUBEN, m. Lucy ---. Children:
PERKINS, ELIAS, m. Elizabeth -----. Children:
1. PERRY, ARTHUR, came to Stratford, about 1675, and m. Anna, only dau. of Joshua Judson, about 1676. He had 13 children, one of whom was:
2. SAMUEL, son of Arthur Perry, m. Elizabeth -----. Child:
3. CALEB, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Perry, m. Hannah ---- probably a short time before he settled in Derby. The following are recorded in Derby of his Children:
12. YELVERTON, son of Caleb and Hannah Perry, m. 1st ---- Hawley, of Huntington; 2d, Patience, dau. of Henry and Sibyl Tomlinson, of Derby. [History of Seymour.] Children:
14. JOHN, son of Yelverton and Patience Perry, m. Anna Beardsley, who d. Nov. 26, 1836. He died Mar. 13. 1852. Children:
15. FREDERICK, son of Yelverton Perry, m. Mary Stroud; settled in Southbury. Children:
25. Andrew; resides at Southbury.
16. HERMON, son of Yelverton Perry, m. Susannah Henry; resided in Baltimore, Md. Children:
17. AZARIAH, son of Yelverton Perry, m. Mar. 6, 1809, Polly Leavenworth, of Huntington. He died Nov. 21, 1826. She died May 31, 1871. Child:
1. PERRY, JOSIAH, m. Anna. Children:
4. JOSHUA, son of Josiah and Anna Perry, m. Mercy Hawkins Nov., 1759. Child:
1. PERRY, JAMES, m. Mabel Johnson, April, 1760. Children:
PETTIT, SAMUEL, m. Elizabeth Tomlinson, Nov. 1, 1736. Children:
PINTO, ABRAHAM, was in Derby some years. Several of his children sold their right to their father's land at Quaker's Farm, in 1784, he being deceased. Children:
1. PIERSON, STEPHEN, is said to have been born in Suffolk county, England. about 1645; was apprenticed by his mother, a widow, about 1654, to Thomas Mulliner of New Haven to learn the carpenter's trade. He m. at Stratford 1st Mary. dau. of Henry Tomlinson, and settled in Derby in 1670, on Sentinel Hill; m. 2d Esther ----. His will was dated Sept. 2, 1733. He died in Oxford. May 14, 1739, aged 94. His first wife Mary, died Sept. 25, 1715. Children:
2. STEPHEN, JR., son of Stephen and Mary (Tomlinson) Pierson, m. Mehitable Canfield, Oct. 12, 1697, who died and he m. 2d Hannah Munson, June 15, 1738 (?). Children:
15. Elijah, b. Dec. 26, 1740.
4. ABRAHAM, son of Stephen Pierson, Sr., m. Sarah ----. He died May 12, 1758, aged 77. Children:
14. JONATHAN, son of Stephen Pierson, Jr., m. Mary Bates, Mar. 5, 1739, who died Feb. 16, 1755. Children:
20. ABRAHAM, JR., son of Abraham Pierson, Sr., m. Susanna Wooster, Apr. 10, 1731. Children:
28. OLIVER, son of Abraham, Jr., and Susan (Wooster) Pierson, m. Hannah ----. Child:
30. ABRAHAM, 3d, son of Abraham and Sarah (Wooster) Pierson, m. Keziah Lines of New Haven, July 2, 1767. Children:
31. DAVID, son of Abraham and Sarah (Wooster) Pierson, m. Lois Thompson, Oct. 29, 1766. Children:
PIERSON, NATHAN, m. Ann Smith, Nov. 17, 1756. Children:
PIERSON, JOHN, m. Sarah Sizer of Middletown, June 4, 1775.
PIERSON, ABEL, m. Hannah Fairchild, Sept. 6, 1731.
PIERSON, SAMUEL, m. Abigail Crawford, Mar. 10, 1762.
PIERSON, EDWARD, was a merchant in Derby in 1712, and re-moved to Stratford.
PIERSON, JAMES, a physician of Derby, removed to Wethersfield about 1712.
PLANT, EBENEZER, m. Esther Bassett, Aug. 17, 1774.
PLUMB, SAMUEL; m. Mary ----. The record says "A pound shall-be erected between Samuel Plumb's malt house and Fine Hill burying-place." Children:
PITCHER, JOSEPH; died Dec. 10, 1712.
POOL, MICAH; m. Mary ----. Children:
1. JOHN, son of Micah and Mary Pool; m. Abigail Bassett in 1783. Children:
PRITCHARD, JABEZ, LIEUT.; m. Eunice Botsford, Oct. 31, 1764. Child:
PRITCHARD, JAMES, JR,; m. Rachel Warren, Nov., 1773.
PRITCHARD, PHILO; m. Sabra ----. Child:
PRITCHARD, JAMES; m, Abigail ----. Children:
PRITCHARD, DAVID; m, Ruth Smith, Dec. 20, 1757.
1. PRINDLE, JOHN; came to Derby and m. Mary, dau. of Dr. John Hull, Dec. 23, 1685, who died Dec. 5, 1696, and he m. 2d Abigail Hawkins, Mar. 1, 1697, who died July 1, 1698, and he m. 3d Hannah Botsford, Dec. 21, 1699. His home was on Great Neck, where he died Nov. 25, 1734, and his widow, Hannah, m. Capt. Joseph Hull, Nov. 14, 1735. Children:
2. JOHN, son of John and Mary (Hull) Prindle; m. Deborah ----, and died Oct. 4, 17I2. Children:
PRINDLE, ENOS; m. Deborah Jones, Jan. 16, 1750. They were both of Milford. Children:
RIGGS, EDWARD, the head of the family in this country, came from England and settled at Roxbury, Mass., early in the summer of 1633. He had a wife, two sons and four daus.; his son Edward being 19 or 20 years of age. Within three years he buried his wife, son John, and two daus.
2. EDWARD, 2d, son of Edward Riggs 1st, m. Elizabeth Roosa in
1635. In 1637 he was a sergeant in the Pequot war, and greatly distinguished himself in rescuing his commander and twelve of his companions from an ambuscade, and was ever afterwards known as "Sergeant Riggs." Nothing further is known of him until 1646 when he settled at Milford, Conn. In 1654 he, with Edward Wooster, and perhaps one or two other families settled at Paugasuck, afterwards Derby; Wooster by the side of the river where Derby village was established, and Riggs on the hill a mile east, where his descendants have resided and hold the property to the present day. These two families are the only ones in the place at the time (1654) so far as can be positively assured. One public record says there were three or four families settled here at first, another two or three, but the two are all that can be ascertained to a certainty. Francis French was not m. until 1661, when he made the third family so far as known.
Thomas Langdon may have been the third in 1654, but of this there is no certainty. The house of Edward Riggs stood by the rock a few rods west of the present house of Capt. Joseph Riggs, the present owner. This first house was the one where Whalley and Goff, the judges of Charles I. took refuge in 1661, as recorded by President Ezra Stiles, in his history of those celebrated and honored men. A safe refuge it would seem while also it must have been a most charming wilderness home; and in being the protector of these refugees the Riggs family will bear lasting honors by true lovers of constitutional liberty. Edward Riggs, being one of the company of ten men of Milford who purchased the claims of Mr. Goodyear to Paugasuck lands in 1653, made his choice of a farm before any division of the lands was made and secured a beautiful location with good land. Here he remained until 1666 when he became one of the planters at Newark, N. J., being on the committee to select the site for the plantation. His wife Elizabeth was the only woman who was there the first summer. His children, except Samuel, removed with him. Children:
4. ENS. SAMUEL, son of Edward Riggs, m. 1st Sarah, dau. of Richard Baldwin of Milford, June 14, 1667, and settled on his father's homestead which he probably inherited. His wife, Sarah, departed this life and he m. 2d Mrs. Sarah Washburn, May 6, 1713. He was a man of great substantial ability, and was honored as such in his own town to the end of his life. In a business capacity and standing he had but one rival, Major Ebenezer Johnson, with whom he seems to have lived in great friendliness, with the exception of a short time, when quite a variance of understanding existed, but which was settled, and afterwards the whole matter appears to have been dropped and they occupied the same pew for a number of years, classed in the same dignity in the meeting-house. He was a representative several years, made justice of the peace in 1708, and served in many offices in his town; became a man of considerable property; built the first house in the neighborhood of Seymour; giving to his son, at that place in 1708, two hundred acres of land with houses and other comforts. He
was made ensign in the train-band in 1790, and always thereafter bore that title. Children:
11. CAPT. JOHN, son of Ens. Samuel Riggs, m. Elizabeth Tomlinson, Feb. 23, 1700, and lived on his father's homestead which he deeded to him, where he died Sept. 24, 1755, aged 78. He, as his father, was a man of solid worth; honored in many offices, and acquitting himself with much honor. He was commissioned captain in 1722; was appointed by the state one of a committee to divide Woodbury into two societies in 1723; was appointed on a committee of seven for the state to investigate the question of the western lands. "made report May, 1731, according to which five towns were laid out, Colebrook, Hartland, Winchester, Barkhamsted, Torrington, New Hartford, Harwinton. He was probably the most noted man of the town in his day. Children:
12. EBENEZER, son of Ens. Samuel Riggs. m. Lois ----, and settled on the farm given him by his father, probably soon after his marriage, or about 1708, near Rock Rimmon. He died May 11, 1712, aged 34. Children:
13. EDWARD, son of Capt. Samuel Riggs, m. Abigail Nichols, Jan. 5, 1708, and died Nov. 25, 1712, aged 32. Children:
16. SAMUEL, son of Capt. John Riggs, m. Abigail Gunn, Jan. 6, 1726. Children:
19. LIEUT. JOSEPH, son of Capt. John Riggs, m. Mabel Johnson, Feb. 20, 1740. Children:
21. EBENEZER, JR, son of Ebenezer and Lois Riggs, m. Rachel Peck of Waterbury, July 4, 1733. Children:
23. JOHN, son of Ebenezer Riggs, m. Hannah Johnson, Oct. 29, 1739(?) Children:
28. JOHN, son of Joseph and Mabel (Johnson) Riggs, m. Elizabeth Hawkins, and died June 18, 1814, and his wife died Oct. 3, 1815. Child:
33. JOSEPH, 2d son of Joseph Riggs, m. Ann Canfield, Nov. 13, 1775; Children:
45. JOHN, JR., son of John Riggs, m. Abigail ----. Children:
46. EDWARD, son of John Riggs, m. Lois Osborn of Waterbury, May 17, 1759. Children:
51. JOHN, son of John and Elizabeth (Hawkins) Riggs, m. Mary, dau. of Isaac Beecher, Jan. 1, 1793; m. 2d Betsey Hawkins, Mar. 6, 1829. Children:
RIGGS, EBENEZER of Oxford, m. Julia M., dau. of Col. John Davis. Children:
RUSSELL, SAMUEL, of Bradford gave to his son "Timothy Russell one moiety or half of all those lands and tenements in Derby, which I purchased of Jonathan Belcher, Esq., of Boston with a mansion house and barn thereon." Dec. 25, 1722, Capt Andrew Belcher and Mr. Jonathan Belcher, merchants of Boston, took a mortgage on landed property in Derby from Edward and James Pierson, merchants; the instrument being executed by Samuel Walker of Stratford, Jan. 15, 1713-14. The land consisted of about 300 acres, 200 being at Wes-
quantuck; the mansion house was on Great Neck, and for the whole Samuel Russell paid £300 "current bills of credit." Timothy Russell, therefore, had a fine start in life, and he improved it well. He m. into one of the best families; was town clerk some years, justice of the peace also; attained to military position, and closed life with honor. He m. Mary Hull, Nov. 21, 1720. Children:
SCOTT, ANDREW G., m. Susan ----. Child:
1. SHARPE, THOMAS, came from England in 1700, when about 20 years of age, and settled in Stratford where he m. Lydia, dau. of William, and granddau. of Rev. Frederick Dickinson, in 1701; was one of the 36 men named to whom the General Assembly granted the township of Newtown in 1708, and settled in Newtown. Among the transfers made by him at this time was that of land in Stratford to Samuel Hawley of Derby, in exchange for Mr. Hawley's "right " in the township of Derby; dated Jan 23, 1705-6. By the several divisions of land among the proprietors of Newtown he and his heirs acquired several hundred acres of land. He died in 1712, leaving five children. His wife Lydia survived him about forty years, since she signed a protest Dec. 15. 1751, relative to land of which she was unjustly deprived. Children:
2. THOMAS, JR., son of Thomas and Lydia Sharpe; m. Sarah, dau. of Richard, and grand-dau. of William Crozier, Feb. 17, 1745, and resided in Newtown, where he died Apr. 17, 1765, aged 63. Children:
7. THOMAS 3rd, son of Thomas, Jr., and Sarah Sharpe; m. Mary Treadwell: removed to Ridgefield and afterward to Oxford, near Zoar bridge, where he died, Mar. 14, 1805. Children:
21. Hannah, b. Dec. 7, 1791; d. May 20, 1820.
10. ELIAKIM, son of Thomas, Jr., and Sarah Sharpe, m. Hester Wetmore, Nov. 25, 1773; resided in Monroe, and died in Mar., 1839. Children:
11. JESSE, son of Thomas, Jr., and Sarah Sharpe, is named in Derby records as being one of the original proprietors of the Quaker's Farm purchase, which was in consequence of his great grandfather having bought the right of Samuel Hawley, who was one of the proprietors. Children:
23. LUGRAND, son of Thomas 3d and Mary (TreadwelI) Sharpe, m. Sept. 28, 1823, Olive, dau. of Ebenezer Booth of Southford, who died Mar. 8, 1864. He purchased a homestead in Southford where he resided until Apr., 1843, when he removed to Seymour, where he was a useful and honored citizen until his death May 1, 1876, in the 79th year of his age. (See Biography.) Children:
SHERWOOD, JOSEPH; m. Comfort Canfield of Derby Oct. 27, 1772, and resided here, apparently, several years. Child:
1. SHERWOOD, SAMUEL, born July 8, 1761, at Greenfield Hill, Fairfield county, Conn., removed to Derby April 15, 1817, where he died May 1838. Child:
2. OLIVER BURR, son of Samuel Sherwood, came to Derby with his father in 1817; m. Charlotte Fowler of Milford, Sept. 3, 1836. Children:
3. Mary Burr, b. June 11, 1837; m. Franklin Hallock, Aug. 25, 1858.
5. ALBERT FOWLER, son of Oliver B. and Charlotte Sherwood; m. Emily B. Chatfield of Derby, Oct. 17, 1866. Children:
SHORT, JOSIAH; m. Abigail ----. Children:
SILBY, THOMAS; m. Anne Blackman, Oct. 12, 1756. Children:
SMITH, JOHN, of Milford as early as 1640, had wife Grace, who joined the church in 1642. He was one of the ten first owners of Derby. Children:
SMITH, MARY, wife of Ephraim Smith; d. May 5, 1655; and he m. Anna Carrington, Dec. 4, 1727.
SMITH, EPHRAIM and Elizabeth. Child;
SMITH, EPHRAIM; m. Martha ----. Children:
SMITH, SAMUEL; m. Ann Holbrook, Mar. 16, 1758; and a Samuel Smith, m. Anna, and had Child:
SMITH, JOHN; m. Deborah Lambert of Milford, Dec. 9, 1719. Children:
SMITH, THOMAS; m. Abigail Hawkins, Dec. 20, 1727, and died Apr. 13, 1762. Child:
SMITH, ELIJAH, m. Ann Hawkins, May 3, 1748. Child:
SMITH, HANNAH, d. Nov. 28, 1712.
SMITH, JOHN, was at Milford in 1646, and although called Junior, was not a son of John Smith, the father of Ephraim, who settled in Derby. He was a blacksmith and came to Derby as such at the desire of the people. He m. 1st Sarah, dau. of Wm. Fowler, Jr., of Milford, July 19, 1665; for 2d wife he m. in 1694, Clemence, widow of Jonathan Hunt of Northampton, Mass., who d. in 1704. Children:
1. Joseph, d. young.
SMITH, ANDREW, m. Sarah Tomlinson, May 21, 1696. Children:
1. NATHAN, son of Andrew and Sarah (Tomlinson) Smith, m. Hannah ----, and d. June 27, 1725. Children:
2. JONAH, son of Andrew and Sarah (Tomlinson) Smith, m. Grace Riggs, March 22, 1726. Children:
5. ANDREW, JR., son of Andrew and Sarah (Tomlinson) Smith, m. Mary ----. Children:
9. ELNATHAN, son of Nathan and Hannah Smith, m. Abigail ----. Children:
10. NATHAN, son of Nathan and Hannah Smith, m. Sarah Northrop, of Milford, Nov. 4, 1747, who d. June 25, 1757; m. 2d Martha Frink, Mar. 15, 1758, who d. Nov. 9, 1765,; m. 3d Tryphena ----. Children:
11. ISAAC, son of Jonah and Grace (Riggs) Smith, m. Lucy ----. Children:
SMITH, JOHN, m. Mary ---, who d. June 12, 1745, aged 67. He d. May 31, 1749, aged 75. Children:
SMITH, ABRAHAM, m. Sarah French, Dec. 5, 1756. Children:
2. ABRAHAM, JR., son of Abraham and Sarah French, m. 1st Lucy Hawkins, Mar. 18, 1778; m. 2d Molly Johnson, Aug. 4, 1782. Children:
6. JOSIAH, son of Abraham and Sarah (French) Smith, m. Betsey Holbrook, July 30, 1795. Children:
SMITH, JOSEPH, m. Martha Bement, Oct. 11, 1722. Children:
SMITH, JOSEPH 3D, m. Hannah Malory, of West Haven, Aug. 21, 1753. Children:
SMITH, JOSIAH, m. Esther Smith, Sept. 8, 1773. Children:
SMITH, MOSES, m. Lucretia Hall, Feb. 28, 1780. Children:
SMITH, JOSIAH, m. Esther Oviatt, Aug. 24, 1727. Child:
SMITH, JOHN, m. Abigail ----. Children:
SMITH, DANIEL, m. Hannah Stiles, Nov. 26, 1734. Child:
SMITH, DANIEL, had Children:
SPENCER, JEHIEL, m. Anne Patience Tomlinson, Nov. 6, 1775. Children:
STEELE, GEORGE and JOHN, brothers, born in Essex, Eng.; came to New England about 1631; settled first at Cambridge, Mass.; removed to Hartford, Conn. George was a proprietor of lands at Hartford in 1639. He was made a freeman in Cambridge in 1634; he died in 1663, as it is said, "very old." Children:
4. JAMES, son of George Steele of Hartford, m. Anna, dau. of John Bishop of Guilford, and was a prominent man at Hartford; was in the war against the Pequots. Children:
7. JOHN, son of James and Anna (Bishop) Steele, m. Melatiah, dau. of Maj. William Bradford of Plymouth. Children:
12. EBENEZER, son of John and Melatiah (Bradford) Steele, m. Susannah ---- of West Hartford; removed to Killingworth, where he died in 1746. Children:
20. CAPT BRADFORD, son of Ebenezer and Susannah Steele. came to Derby and m. Mary Perkins about 1755; she was born in 1731, died Oct. 16, 1788; he m. 2d Sarah Wheeler of Derby, widow of Simeon Wheeler, who had been killed at the burning of Fairfield, Conn. [Steele Genealogy, History of Torrington, Conn.] Capt. Bradford Steele commenced business with his father-in-law in Derby in 1757; afterward removed to Hartford, and from thence to Derby, on Little river, where he purchased lands, built shops and houses; was an officer of a volunteer company that joined Washington at Boston, and afterwards was captain of minute-men, and was in several conflicts defending New Haven and the coast along the Sound as far as New York. He was noted for his shrewdness, enterprise and strength of mind, and was prominent in the business transactions of the town. He died Apr. 10, 1804, aged 69. Children:
21. ELISHA, son of Ebenezer and Susannah Steele, m. Mary Merrells, Apr. 12, 1760; lived in Derby, and was associated with his brother, Capt. Bradford Steele, in mill enterprises and labor; his wife died at Hadley, Mass.; he m. 2d Eunice, widow of Lieut. ---- Pritchard; he d. in 1805. Children:
26. DEA. BRADFORD, JR., son of Capt Bradford and Mary (Perkins) Steele, m. Ruth, dau. of his step-mother and her husband, Simeon Wheeler, Mar. 7, 1785; she was born Sept 16, 1765; died Feb. 20, 1856; he died Dec 23, 1841, aged 80. Children:
37. Edmund, b. Apr. 4, 1788; m. Anna Tucker; d. Apr. 8, 1840.
29. DANIEL, son of Capt. Bradford and Mary (Perkins) Steele, m. 1st Rebecca Clark of Waterbury in 1789, who d. Mar., 1796; 2d Margaret, dau. of Richard Welton, Sept, 20, 1797; he died June 24, 1835. Children:
35. ELISHA, JR., son of Elisha and Mary (Merrells) Steele, lived in Waterbury and died in 1792. Children:
36. NORMAN, son of Elisha and Mary (Merrells) Steele, m. Hannah Spencer, about 1800. She was born in 1778; died about 1820, aged 42. He died in 1822. Children:
37. EDMUND, son of Dea. Bradford and Ruth (Wheeler) Steele, m. Anna, dau. of Zephaniah Tucker, Nov. 24, 1809. She was born Nov. 27, 1783. Children:
40. WILLIAM, son of Dea. Bradford and Ruth (Wheeler) Steele, m. Betsey Northrop, Nov. 1, 1819; died Nov. 24, 1874. Children:
41. BURR, son of Dea. Bradford and Ruth (Wheeler) Steele, m. Betsey Mallett, Nov. 7, 1822; died Aug. 11, 1823. Children:
44. AUSTIN, son of Daniel and Margaret (Welton) Steele, m. Polly Beecher, Aug. 31, 1810; lived in Waterbury. Children:
45. DANIEL, JR., son of Daniel and Margaret (Welton) Steele, m. Sarah, dau. of Col. Street Richards of Wolcott, Conn., Nov. 15, 1813, who died in Ill., Feb. 1, 1853; m. 2d Amanda, widow of Jasper Johnson, and sister of his first wife. Children:
46. REV. ASHBEL, son of Daniel and Margaret (Welton) Steele, m. Clara Brewster, June 28, 1825, a Presbyterian minister in Washington, D. C.; is the author of a work entitled "Chief of the Pilgrims, or Life and Times of Elder William Brewster;" and also a genealogy of the "Brewster Family."
64. WILLIAM SPENCER, son of Norman and Hannah (Spencer) Steele, m. Caroline A. Jones, Nov. 8, 1837; settled in Wolcottville, Conn., in 1839, and died Jan. 22, 1857. Children:
65. ALBERT J., son of Edmund and Anna (Tucker) Steele, m. Julia, dau. of Chester Jones, Feb. 11, 1835. Children:
66. JOHN BURTON, son of Edmund and Anna (Tucker) Steele, m. Emeline A. Stuart of Bridgewater. She was born July 13, 1819. Children:
STILES, NATHAN; m. Phebe [Johnson?]
1. STODDARD, ANTHONY, came from England to Boston about 1639; was admitted freeman in 1640, and was a representative there
more than twenty years. He m. 1st Mary, dau. of Hon. Emanuel Downing of Salem and had 3 sons; 2d Barbara, widow of Capt Joseph Weld, and had 2 children; 3d Christian ----, had 10 children. He died Mar. 16, 1687. Children:
2. SOLOMON, son of Anthony and Mary (Downing) Stoddard, graduated at Harvard, 1662; was the first librarian of that college: preached a time in Barbadoes; then settled as minister at Northampton, Mass., Sept. 11, 1672. He m. Mar. 8, 1670, Mrs. Esther Mather, originally Esther Warharn of Windsor, Conn., widow of Rev. Eleazer Mather, his predecessor at Northampton. He died Feb. 11, 1729, aged 86. She died Feb. 10, 1736, aged 92. Children:
23. REV. ANTHONY, son of Solomon and Esther Stoddard, graduated at Harvard, 1697, settled as minister in Woodbury, Conn., where he preached until his decease Sept. 6, 1760. He m. 1st Prudence Wells of Wethersfield, Oct. 20, 1700, who died in May, 1714; m. 2d Jan. 31, 1715, Mary Sherman, who died Jan. 12, 1720. Children:
31. ELIAKIM, son of Rev. Anthony and Prudence (Wells) Stoddard; m. Joanna Curtis in 1729; residence, Woodbury. Children:
40. JOHN, son of Eliakim and Joanna (Curtis) Stoddard; m. Mary Atwood, Apr. 15, 1751, and settled in Watertown, Conn., where he died Jan 22, 1795. She died Jan. 16, 1802, in Charleston, Montgomery county, N. Y. Children:
53. John, b. July 1, 1763; m.
49. SAMSON, son of John and Mary (Atwood) Stoddard; m. 1st Susannah Nettleton, who died Apr. 24, 1779; 2d Amy Goodwin, who died Sept. 16, 1727. He resided at Watertown, where he died Nov. 11, 1809. Children:
61. ABIRAM, M. D., son of Sampson and Susannah (Nettleton) Stoddard, was graduated at Yale, 1800, became a physician; settled in Humphreysville, where he practiced with great success until his death Nov. 26, 1855. He m. Eunice Clark; held offices of trust many years; character, eccentric, but kind to the poor and suffering. (See Biog.) Children:
69. JONATHAN, son of Doct. Abiram and Eunice (Clark) Stoddard, was graduated at Yale in 1831; became a lawyer, and followed successfully his profession for many years in New Haven; was appointed United States District Attorney for Connecticut by President Polk in 1845, which office he held four years; was appointed District Attorney for New Haven county in 1853, which office he held until July 20, 1854. He died Apr. 28, 1855.
71. THOMAS, son of Doct. Abiram and Eunice (Clark) Stoddard, was graduated at Yale in 1836; m. Esther Ann Gilbert, Apr. 19, 1839. Children:
72. JOSEPH NETTLETON, son of Doct. Abiram and Eunice (Clark) Stoddard; m. Sophia Budington, Dec.10, 1838; reside in Westville, Conn. Children:
73. WILLIAM, son of Doct. Abiram and Eunice (Clark) Stoddard, studied law in New Haven where he resided until his death. He acquired the reputation of a thorough scholar and an able advocate, and by his genial, social manners, gained many friends.
74. MARIA THERESA, dau. of Doct. Abiram and Eunice (Clark) Stoddard, went to Maryland during the late Rebellion, to aid in caring for the sick and wounded soldiers, contributing liberally of her own means for their comfort.
77. EZEKIEL, son of Thomas and Esther A. (Gilbert) Stoddard; m. Mary De Forest Burlock, and is a wholesale merchant in New Haven, and director of the New Haven County National Bank. Children:
STONE, LEMAN, (old name was Learning) was of the fifth generation from William Stone who came from New Haven in the Whitefield company in 1639, and afterwards settled in Guilford. Stephen Stone, father of Leman, removed from Guilford to Litchfield, South Farms, Apr. 23. 1751. In Oct., 1791, he settled in the building still known as the "old Stone building" at Derby Narrows, which he had probably that year erected. He m. July 5, 1792, Louisa Stone of Guilford, a descendant of a brother of William the first emigrant. Leman Stone was born at Litchfield, Dec. 29, 1750 and his wife Louisa at Guilford, Apr 24, 1753; he died May 1847, and she died Feb 3, 1832. Children:
3. ELLEN, dau. of Leman Stone, m. May 17, 1824, Fred William Stone, who died at Vera Cruz, Mexico, June 9, 1833. Children:
6. ELLEN LOUISA, dau. of Ellen and Fred Wm. Stone, m. Apr. 5, 1846, James S. Engles. Children:
STRONG, ADINO, was the son of Thomas Strong of Northampton, Mass. He was in Derby several years, as the birth of two of his children is recorded here, and then removed to Woodbury, where he was representative to the General Court in 1726. He m. Eunice ----, probably in Derby about 1700. Children born in Derby:
STRONG, BENJAMIN, son of Adino, m. in Derby, Rachel Smith, Sept. 7, 1729; had the birth of a dau. recorded here, then removed to Woodbury, where his son was born. Children:
1. SWIFT, CHIPMAN, son of Zephaniah (probably) was born in Lebanon, Conn.; removed to Wilmington, Vt., where he was one of the first settlers about 1770, he being a farmer. His first wife, who was a Lane, died in Wilmington, and some years after he removed to
Derby and made his home with his son, the Rev. Zephaniah Swift, where he bought a part of the old Holbrook place; m. his 2d wife Mrs. ----, sister of Gen. Humphreys, and died Mar. 8, 1825. Children:
6. ZEPHANIAH, son of Chipman Swift, m. Sarah Packard, sister of the first Congregational minister in Wilmington, Vt., before he settled in Roxbury. Conn. (See Biog.) Sarah his wife died Sept. 27, 1840. He died Feb. 7, 1848. He m. 2d Lydia ----, who died May 27, 1848. Children:
17. URBANE H., son of Rev. Zephaniah Swift, m. Charity Wheeler, dau. of Elijah Booth of Stratford, Apr. 5, 1835, and resides on his father's homestead Child:
13. POLLY, dau. of Rev. Zephaniah Swift, m. in 1829, Dr Samuel Beach of Stamford, born in Trumbull; settled in Bridgeport; a physician, and was killed in the Norwalk railroad disaster in 1853.
The following inscriptions were copied by Rev Zephaniah Swift in Sept. 1836, from monuments then standing in the Wilmington, Vt., grave yard; the subjects being of his grandfather's family:
1. THOMPSON, CAPT. JABEZ, m. Sarah Gunn of Waterbury, Oct. 25, 1748. Children:
2. Lois, b. Dec. 29, 1749.
THOMPSON, MRS. ELIZABETH, wife of Joseph, died Oct. 1, 1784, aged 65. Joseph Thompson died June 15, 1787, in 70th year.
TIBBALS, JOHN, came into the town having two daughters, at least, and was quite prominent some years in the town enterprises. In January, 1712, he gave to his two sons-in-law 40 acres of land in Great Neck. He m. Hannah, widow of Jabez Harger, Mar. 28, 1700. Children:
1. TIFF, JOHN, m. Sarah. Children:
1. TODD, DANIEL, m. Sibyl ----; m. 2d Eunice Hitchcock, Mar. 27, 1775 . Children:
TOMLINSON, HENRY, was in Milford as early as 1652; removed to Stratford about 1656; was a freeman there in 1669; had wife Alice; he d. Mar. 16, 1681. Children:
1. JONAS, son of Henry and Alice Tomlinson, m. Hannah ----; was a freeman in Stratford in 1669; settled on Derby Neck in 1678, afterwards on Great Hill.
6. LIEUT. AGUR, son of Henry and Alice Tomlinson, m. 1st Elizabeth ----; 2d Sarah Hawley, Oct. 19, 1692; she died June 29, 1694; 3d Abigail Brown, Apr 14, 1702. He died Mar. 5, 1728. Children:
9. ABRAHAM, son of Henry and Alice Tomlinson, m. 1st Mary ----; 2d Lois Wheeler of Stratford, July 4, 1728. Children:
13. JONAS, son of Abraham Tomlinson, m. Mary Moss, Nov. 26, 1734. He died Oct 2, 1796. Children:
TOMLINSON, SAMUEL, m. Hannah ----. Children:
1. Henry, b. Apr. 18, 1712.
1. HENRY, son of Samuel Tomlinson, m. Patience ----. Children;
6. CALEB, son of Samuel Tomlinson, m. Mary ----. He died June 28, 1764. Children:
TOMLINSON, AGUR, son of Abraham, m. Sarah Bowers, Dec. 4, 1734. Child:
TOMLINSON, DAN, m. Susannah, dau. of Dea. Eliphalet Hotchkiss, June 3, 1774. She died aged 96 years. Children:
TOMLINSON, GIDEON, m. Abigail ---. Child:
TOMLINSON, JAMES, died Jan. 27, 1754.
TOMLINSON, MRS. Lois, mother (in-law probably) of Capt. James Wheeler, died Sept. 11, 1767.
TOMLINSON, BENJAMIN, m. Jehoada, dau. of Jabez Harger, Nov. 16, 1742. Children:
TOMLINSON, BENJAMIN, m. Mary Harger, Nov. 15, 1768. Children:
TOMLINSON, WEBB, m. Jerusha Beers of Newtown, Dec. 21, 1768. Child;
TOMLINSON, JOHN, m. Hannah, ----. Children:
TOMLINSON, WILLIAM, m. Abigail ----. Was accepted an inhabitant in Derby, Dec., 1677. William Tomlinson gave to his sons, John and Isaac, all his "lands, hereditaments, situate and being in the town of Derby, March, 1711." There was a William, Jr. William died Dec. 8, 1711, soon after making his will. Children:
2. JOHN, son of William and Abigail Tomlinson, m. Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas Wooster, Mar. 27, 1712. He d. Nov., 1756, aged 70. Children:
3. ISAAC, son of William and Abigail Tomlinson, m. Patience Taylor, Mar. 25, 1712. Children:
6. JOSEPH, son of John and Elizabeth (Wooster) Tomlinson, m. Sarah Beers, May 24, 1743, who d. Feb. 22, 1776. A Joseph, m. Bethia Glover, of Newtown, Oct. 27, 1763. Child:
9. JOHN, JR., son of John and Elizabeth (Wooster) Tomlinson, m. Deborah, dau. of Capt. Samuel Bassett, April 28, 1748. Lived on Great Neck. Children:
13. CAPT. ISAAC, JR., son of Isaac and Patience (Taylor) Tomlinson, m. Sibyl Russell, Jan. 17, 1750. Children:
14. NOAH, son of Isaac and Patience (Taylor) Tomlinson, m. Abigail Beers, July 2, 1747. Children:
18. LEVI, son of John, Jr., and Deborah (Bassett) Tomlinson, m. Amelia Beard, Dec 29, 1774. Children:
23. ISAAC, son of Isaac, Jr., and Sibyl (Russell) Tomlinson, m. Mary Hawkins, Dec. 19, 1775. Children:
24. RUSSELL, son of Isaac, Jr., and Sibyl (Russell) Tomlinson, m. Agnes Cortelyou, of New Utrecht, L. I., April 25, 1779. She was b. Mar. 10, 1764. He d. June 22, 1809. Children:
47. Sally, b. Mar. 14, 1780.
47. SALLY, dau. of Russell Tomlinson, m. David Tomlinson. Children:
48. ISAAC, son of Russell Tomlinson, m. Grace Lum. Children:
50. SIMON, son of Russell Tomlinson, m. Charity Hurd. Children:
53. RUSSELL, son of Russell Tomlinson, m. Sally Burwell. Child:
54. JAMES C., son of Russell Tomlinson, m. Laura Tomlinson. Children:
1. TOWNER, JOHN, m. Jane French, Aug. 13, 1707, who died May 4, 1759. Children:
5. JOHN, son of John and Jane Towner, m. 1st Sarah Wildman, Nov. 5, 1741; m. 2d Mrs. Hannah "Cain," June 26, 1759. Children:
1. TROWBRIDGE, ISRAEL, m. Mary ----. Children:
1. TUCKER, DANIEL, m. Elizabeth Johnson, July 9, 1741. Children:
2. Daniel, b. May 1, 1742.
1. TUCKER, SAMUEL,m. Sarah Chatfield, Aug., 1755. Children:
5. TUCKER, ZEPHANIAH, m. Sarah ----. Children:
TUCKER, JOSEPH, died Nov. 10, 1775, aged 28.
TUCKER, ANNE, dau. of James and Eunice, died Oct. 19, 1775.
TUTTLE, JOSEPH, m. Hannah ----. Child:
1. TWITCHELL, JOHN, came to Derby, and m. Sarah Pierson, Jan. 21, 1699, who died Mar. 14, 1739. Children:
6. SAMUEL, son of John and Sarah (Pierson) Twitchell, m. Hannah Hinman, Dec. 13, 1739. Child:
7. JOHN, son of John and Sarah (Pierson) Twitchell, m. Ann Harger, Mar. 20, 1733. Children:
8. JOSEPH, son of John and Sarah (Pierson) Twitchell, m. Elizabeth Tomlinson, Dec. 6, 1738; she died Feb 7, 1787, aged 67 years. Children:
18. JOHN, son of John and Ann (Hanger) Twitchell, m. Rheuamy Smith, June 3, 1773. Child:
20. JABEZ, son of John and Ann (Harger) Twitchell, m. Elizabeth Harger, May 8, 1771. Child:
24. DAVID, son of Joseph and Elizabeth Twitchell, m. Margaret Johnson, Dec., 1773. Child:
TYLER, WILLIAM, m. Mary Lothrop, June 3, 1692.
TYLER, THOMAS, died Mar. 12, 1704.
UFFOTT, THOMAS, m. Mabel ----. Children:
WARD, STEPHEN, m. Abigail Johnson of Wallingford, Nov. 22, 1752. Children:
WATERAUS, JOHN, of New York, m. Mrs. Lydia Deplank, Oct. 10, 1756.
WATROUS, PRITCHARD, m. Susanna Clark (?). Children:
1. WASHBURN, WILLIAM, came to Derby and m Hannah Wooster, Aug. 20, 1696. Child:
2. EPHRAIM, son of William Washburn, m. Miriam, dau. of Samuel Bowers, Oct. 7, 1724. Children:
3. TIMOTHY, son of Ephraim and Miriam Washburn, m. Hannah. Children:
1. WASHBURN, SAMUEL, came to Derby and m. Susannah Wooster, Nov. 30, 1714. Children:
1. WASHBURN, JOHN, m. Sarah Gunn, Nov. 5, 1729. Children:
1. WASHBURN, EDWARD, m. Mary Prindle, Dec 30, 1730. Children;
WASHBORN, GIDEON, m. Esther Allen, Oct. 6, 1743. Children:
Widow Mary Washburn died Jan. 11, 1712.
1. WASHBAND, JOSIAH, m. Sarah Harger, June 2, 1767. Children:
1. WAKELEE, FREEGIFT, kept tavern on the hill above the Capt. Bassett place. His children all died in Derby except David. Children:
4. WATROUS. C., m. Caroline, dau. of Lewis Hawkins. Children:
9. ELI H., son of Watrous C. Wakelee, m. Anna Chatfield. Child:
10. ALBERT, son of Watrous C. Wakelee, m. Hattie Hill. Children:
11. CHARLES, son of Watrous C. Wakelee, m. ----; had two Children:
12. DAVID, son of Watrous C. Wakelee, m. Mary Myers. Children:
13. FRANK W., son of Eli Wakelee, m. Fanny Platt of Milford.
WEED, JOHN, m. Mary Beement. Dec. 17, 1702. Accepted as an inhabitant in Derby, Jan. 4, 1703. He died May 2, 1739. His widow Mary died Oct. 27, 1743. Children:
WEED, SAMUEL, m. Sarah ----. Children:
WEED, GEORGE, m. Esther ----. Child:
WELTON, Moses, m. Elizabeth Wooster, Dec. 11, 1772. Children:
1. WHEELER, CAPT. JAMES, came to Derby and m. Sarah Johnson, May 19, 1736. He received a captain's commission in 1756. He owned considerable land where the village of Derby Narrows was afterwards built; and was a prominent man in the town. He died July 9, 1768, aged 52. Sarah, his widow, died in Sept., 1812, aged 92 years. Mrs. Lois Wheeler, mother of Capt. James, died Sept. 11, 1767, aged 87 years. Children:
2. Sarah, b. Dec. 27, 1737; m. Stephen Whitney.
3. SAMUEL, son of Capt. James Wheeler, m. Lois Fairchild, Apr. 28, 1763. Children:
4. SIMEON, son of Capt. James Wheeler, m. Sarah Baldwin, Oct. 10, 1764. He died in 1776, probably in the war. Children:
6. JAMES, JR., son of Capt. James Wheeler, m. Mary Clark of Milford, June 13, 1767. Children:
8. JOSEPH, son of Capt. James Wheeler, m. Sarah Wheeler of Stratford, Apr. 11, 1771, who died Apr. 10, 1772, and he m. 2d Lucy ----. He sold a number of building lots at Derby Narrows when that village began to be built. Children:
9. MOSES, son of Capt. James Wheeler, m. Lucy Hecock of Waterbury, Dec. 26, 1770. Children:
12. JOHN, son of Capt. James Wheeler, m. Sibyl Todd, July 10, 1776, who died May 11, 1777; and he m. 2d Sarah Johnson, Nov. 19, 1777. Children:
WHEELER, SAMUEL, who may have been brother to Capt. James Wheeler, m. Abigail Wheeler, Dec. 2, 1739. Children:
3. ROBERT, son of Samuel and Abigail Wheeler, m. Ruth Wheeler of Stratford, June 23, 1768. Children:
WHITMORE, ELIAS, m. Rachel Wisebury, Feb. 21, 1755. Chilren;
1. WHITNEY, HENRY, born in England about 1620; came to America and was associated with others in buying land in Southold, L. I., in 1649. He afterwards settled in Huntington, L. I., and Jamaica, L. I., where he was selectman. He came to Norwalk, Conn., about 1665, where he deceased, probably in the autumn of 1673.
2. JOHN, son of Henry, m. Elizabeth, dau. of Richard Smith of Norwalk, and followed his business of millwright and miller. Children:
13. JOSIAH, son of John and Elizabeth Whitney, m. Eunice Hanford of Norwalk, Oct 30, 1729; settled in Norwalk where he died as early as 1750. Children:
15. STEPHEN son of Josiah and Eunice Whitney, settled in Derby, at the Narrows, where he m. 1st Sarah, dau. of Capt. James Wheeler, who died Mar. 31, 1764; m. 2d Eunice Keeney, Nov. 5, 1764. He m. 3d Hannah Hull, widow of ---- Morse. She died in 1793 or 4. Stephen Whitney started the first store at the Narrows in 1762 or 3, in which he continued until 1768, when he gave up all to his creditors. At this time there were but a few houses at the Narrows, most of the trade centering at the old village of Derby and at Hawkins Point, and hence the trade was not sufficient at the Narrows to sustain a store. After this he engaged more entirely in the West India trade, and in which he had gained a modest competency a second time, when the sinking of a brig, the cargo of which belonged to him, brought him to poverty once more; after which he made a living, in his old age by trading in a small way in the towns about Derby." ["The Whitney Family." 1, 42.] Children:
16. HENRY, son of Josiah and Eunice Whitney, m. Eunice, dau. of
William Clark about 1761, who died Aug. 21, 1794, aged 48; he died May 1, 1811, aged 75 years. He was a master-mariner and farmer; founder of King Hiram's Lodge. (See inscription in Episcopal cemetery.) Children:
20. ISAAC, son of Stephen and Sarah Wheeler, m. Betsey Waterman, and died in 1794. His widow Betsey m. Justus Butler of New Haven, July 17, 1803, where she afterwards resided. Children:
27. WILLIAM CLARK, son of Henry and Eunice Whitney, m. Mary Thompson of Huntington; settled in Derby, where she died Nov. 7, 1807, aged 41. He died Oct. 26, 1838, in his 77th year. Tradition says he went to the West Indies as a mate of a vessel, before he was twenty-one, and the captain dying on the voyage; he disposed of the cargo and brought the vessel home showing great prudence and skill. He was wounded in the Revolution and received a pension. Children:
28. JOSTAH, son of Henry and Eunice Whitney; m. Hannah, dau. of Capt. Joseph Riggs in 1784, and dwelt in Derby; was commander of a vessel in the South American trade; was cast away in 1794, and died in consequence of his sufferings in Demarara, in August of that year. She afterwards m. Philo Northrop of Woodbridge and had two Children: Deborah Ann Northrop and George Northrop. Children:
31. HENRY, son of Henry and Eunice Whitney, was a merchant in New York city of very honorable character, and success; m. July 30, 1808, Mary, dau. of Hendrick Snydam of Hallett's Cove, L. I.; resided in 1811, at 75 Broadway, New York, where he died Mar. 2, 1812, of malignant croup; buried in Greenwood. His widow m. Adrian Van Sinderen, a retired merchant of Newtown L. I. Mr. Whitney was a member about 20 years of the honorable firm of Lawrence and Whitney, shippers of New York city.
33. STEPHEN, son of Henry and Eunice Whitney, was a merchant in New York city; m. Aug. 4, 1803, Harriet Snydam, sister to his brother Henry's wife, and dwelt in the city. He died Feb 16, 1860; she May 12. 1860; buried in Greenwood, of which cemetery he was one of the original incorporators, and a director through his life. He went to New York when 18 or 20 years of age, having had only ordinary advantages at Derby, and engaged himself as clerk to the firm of Lawrence and Whitney, shippers, in which his brother Henry was a partner. By energy and business talent he soon acquired means to enter copartnership with John Currie, a Scotchman, in the wholesale grocery trade. He traded largely in wines, then in cotton, then engaged in ship-building and the shipping trade to nearly all parts of the world; then in canals and railroads, and finally in banks, accumulating great wealth. Children:
33 [sic: 34]. ARCHIBALD, son of Henry and Eunice Whitney, was a wholesale grocier in New York, where he m. Nancy Brower, Sept. 2, 1801. In 1802, he formed a co-partnership with Elijah Humphreys from Derby, which continued under the name of Humphreys and Whitney until 1814, some of the time at No. 5, Burling Slip. From 1816 to 1825, he was a partner with his nephew Giles M. Whitney. He then removed to Derby where he died of apoplexy Sept. 28, 1842. His wife joined the Congregational church at Derby, May 29, 1831, and died Nov. 22, 1869. Children:
63. Archibald, b. Apr. 19, 1808: d. not m. in Derby, Jan. 10, 1849.
60. HENRY, son of Archibald and Nancy (Brower) Whitney; m. Maria Frances, dau. of John Phillips of Bridgeport, Conn. They settled at Derby where he held the offices of town clerk, justice of the peace, judge of probate and postmaster, and was much respected as a citizen. He died July 29, 1862; she died Feb. 1, 1852. Children:
70. JOHN DORE, son of Archibald and Nancy (Brower) Whitney; m. Mary Frances Parrott. Oct 17, 1866; a manufacturer of hoop-skirts, at Bridgeport, Conn. Children:
WHITNEY, RANFORD; m. Ruth Canfield, Sept. 26, 1773. Children:
WILLIAMS, THOMAS; Winifred, wife of, died Mar. 4, 1738.
WOOD, JOHN, m. Mary ----. Children:
WOODEN, DAVID, m. Lorania ----. Children:
WOODEN, HEZEKiAH, m. Eunice ----. Children:
WOOSTER, EDWARD, appears early in Milford, as indicated by the following record: "A general court, Oct. 24. 1651, considering the pressing need for hops, the town grants to Edward Wooster an acre, more or less, lying up the Mill river, to be improved for a hop garden,
according to his request. This is not to pay rates while improved for hops." [Lambert's Milford, 122.]
In 1654, he with three other families settled at Paugasuck, and one object on his part, probably, was to raise hops on the meadow lands below Ansonia, which were well adapted for that business, and it was in the pursuit of this object that he dug a trench or race, from where the lower Ansonia bridge now is, down into the meadow where the bed of the Naugatuck now is, to irrigate that part of the meadow or low land, and by this race the river course became changed in about fifty years. Tradition says, and it seems correct, that his house stood on the east side of the river road at Old Town, a little south of the parting of the two roads going north, one to Ansonia along the river bank and the other up to the Episcopal burying-ground. On his decease this property was sold to Doct. John Durand, and the first bridge built over the Naugatuck is said to have been located at or opposite this house. The house of Francis French, another of the first four families, was half a mile to the east on the hill; that of Edward Riggs, also of the first four, was about one mile east on the hill, the farm still remaining in the family; and the house of Thomas Langdon was near Edward Wooster's, in what was called the village, and known many years as Derby village; now Old Town. Here Edward Wooster resided until the close of life, July 8, 1689, his age being 67, which warrants the conclusion that he was born in England in 1622. Of his first wife nothing is definitely known, but there are indications that he was connected with Francis French, possibly by marriage. His first wife died, and he m. in 1669, Tabitha, dau. of Henry Tomlinson of Stratford. Twelve of his children shared in the distribution of his estate in 1694; Samuel Riggs being guardian for Edward, Sylvester and Ebenezer, and Ephraim Stiles for Jonas and Tabitha. Here in the deep wilderness he lived with his family and three neighbors eleven or twelve years, a hero in this respect. He was not a man of notions and changes, but continued steady and faithful at his post, providing as best he could for those who were dependent upon him, little dreaming that his grandson and his family would be celebrated in greatness the world over, and that his own name, thereby, would go down in sublime honor to the end of the greatest republic ever established in the world. For twenty years he was the leading man of the little plantation that seemed unlikely to become greater than a man's hand, but has attained in business and in war an enviable fame. All honor to the first, reliable, and most noble hero of Derby! Children:
3. LIEUT. THOMAS, son of Edward Wooster, m. Phebe, dau. Henry Tomlinson of Stratford, and lived a little north of his father's some years, if not until his death. He was a substantial, successful farmer, and died Jan. 26, 1713, aged about 57. Children:
4. ABRAHAM, son of Edward Wooster, m. Mary Walker, of Stratford, Nov. 22, 1697. In 1696, he and his brother Timothy exchanged their lands in the meadows, inherited from their father, for other lands (probably in Quaker's Farm) in the town. Abraham removed to Stratford about 1706, and remained there until about 1719. In a deed of 1722 he is said to be of Derby, and was living at Quaker's Farm, and the same in several deeds between that and 1743; in two of which he is said to be a mason: "Know ye, that I, Abraham Wooster, Senr., of the town of Derby . . . in consideration of one certain gun in hand received of Abraham Wooster, Junr., of said Derby, now resident in Stratford, have therefore given, granted, . . . sold, a certain lot of land within the bounds of said Derby, situate in Oxford Parish, in that tract of land ..known by the name of Quaker's Farm Purchase . . in number four in that division. July 16, 1743. Abraham Wooster." Children:
6. DAVID, son of Edward Wooster, m. Mary ----. At his death, Mar. 29, 1711, he left his wife Mary to administer his estate. Children:
9. TIMOTHY, son of Edward Wooster, m. Anna Perry, May 23, 1699. Children:
13. SYLVESTER, son of Edward Wooster, m. Susannah ----. He d. Nov. 16, 1712. Children:
14. EBENEZER, son of Edward Wooster, m. Margaret, dau. of Zechariah Sawtell, of Groton, and settled in the town of Stratford. Children:
19. THOMAS, JR., son of Lieut. Thomas Wooster, m. Sarah, dau. of
Joseph Hawkins, Dec. 25, 1718, who d. Dec. 10, 1785, aged 91. He d. Feb. 2, 1777, aged 85. Children:
21. ABRAHAM, JR., son of Abraham Wooster, m. Martha ----, and settled at Quaker's Farm, in Oxford parish, near his father. He resided a short time across the Ousatonic in Stratford, and then returned to Derby. Children:
23. JOSEPH. Of this family we have no account. A Joseph Wooster, Jr., resided at Good Hill, Quaker's Farm, in 1799, and deeded land at that place. If there was a Joseph, junior, there must have been a senior, who most probably was descended from Abraham Wooster, who owned land on this Good Hill. This Joseph Wooster, Sr, is said to have had 16 children, one of whom was Joseph, who m. Hannah ----. Children:
27. GENERAL DAVID, son of Abraham Wooster, was graduated at Yale College in 1738, m. Mary, dau. of Thomas Clap, president of Yale College, Mar. 6, 1746. (See Biography.) Children:
31. TIMOTHY, JR, son of Timothy Wooster, m. Abigail Harger, Aug. 18, 1727, probably dau. of Ebenezer, her birth not being recorded. She died Sept. 23, 1736, aged 30, and he m. 2d Sarah Bowers, Mar. 22, 1737, who died Oct. 23, 1749, aged 43 years. She was probably dau. of Samuel Bowers, by his first wife, although not recorded. Children:
33. EDWARD, son of Timothy Wooster, m. Child:
35 SAMUEL, son of Timothy Wooster, m. Ann Moss, Oct. 28, 1731. Child:
40. MOSES, son of Sylvester Wooster, m. Mary Hawkins, Apr. 5, 1720.
42. SAMUEL, son of Sylvester Wooster, m. Hannah Johnson, May 22, 1725. Child:
44. SYLVESTER, JR., son of Sylvester Wooster, m. Mercy Hine, Feb. 20, 1738.
49. JOHN, son of Thomas Wooster, Jr., m. Eunice, dau. of Samuel Hull, June 18, 1746. Children:
51. THOMAS, son of Thomas Wooster, Jr., m. Lois ----. Child:
53. DANIEL, son of Thomas Wooster, Jr., m. Sarah Hawkins, May 11, 1780, who died Oct. 13, 1790. Children:
54. JOSEPH, son of Thomas Wooster, Jr., m. Hannah ----. Child:
55. DAVID, son of Thomas Wooster, Jr., m. Mary ----. Child:
70. WALTER, Son of Timothy, Jr., m. Ursula Beebe of Waterbury, Nov. 15, 1780.
WOOSTER, MOSES, m. Mindwell Chatfield, June 20, 1759. Child:
WOOSTER, HENRY, m. Elizabeth Twitchell, Jan. 24, 1762. Children:
WOOSTER, TWITCHELL, m. Elizabeth Hull, Oct. 11, 1764. Child;
WOOSTER, HENRY 3d, m. Rebecca ----. Child:
WOOSTER, ZERVIAH, died Feb. 20, 1698.
YALE, THOMAS, of Farmington, m. Mrs. Elizabeth Mills, of Derby, June 15, 1768. Children:
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