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Informationshared by Beers family genealogist in October 2005
Possibly Daughter Sarah d: 25 Sept 1841 age 7 mo.
Beers b: 27 June 1779; d: 23 July 1820 age 41
Beers b: 12 July 1752; d: 11 Dec 1813 age 62
Beers b: 26 June 1712; d: Oct 12 (sunken stone)
Beers b: 8 Nov. 1679;
“Only son of John of Stratford” - Newtown’s History and Historian
Beers b: 20 Jan 1652 Watertown MA; d: abt 1682-3
John was son of Anthony Beers of Roxbury, MA. Arrived in Stratford 1677 – History of Stratford, Wilcoxson, page 225
8 G Grandfather Anthony Beers born in England and lived in Fairfield county at time of his death date abt 1676, Spouses Elizabeth and Mary Adams
There is a short write-up and also a picture of a house built by Nathan Beers in the History of Stratford.
Information from Stratford Land Records, vol. 3, current page 42, but numbered 21 in the old folio style.
“Nathan Beers of Middletown, County of Monmouth in ye eastern Division in the New Jersies, in consideration of fourty pounds… paid to me by my Brother Joseph Beers of Stratford in the county of Fairfield & Colonie of Connecticut…” This proves the removal to New Jersey of Nathan Beers.
Information from Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records. Volume and
page number in brackets.
The first two wives are buried, apparently next to one another in Newtown’s Village Cemetery as recorded in the Hale Collection of Cemetery Inscriptions, p. 53.
Cornelia Belden, wife of D.H. and daughter of John and Clarissa d: 5 Jan 1838 age 23 years, 4 mo.
Susan Belden, wife of D.H. and daughter of John and Clarissa d: 15 Jan 1828, age 26 years, 7 mo.
There is just one entry in the records of the Congregational Church of Newtown:
Information from Hale Collection of Cemetery Transcriptions
They are buried in the Huntingtown Cemetery (south Newtown)
Transcribed from Newtown’s History and Historian by Ezra Levan Johnson
Children of James Clark (b: 1769) and Polly Sherman – Newtown, CT
Other information from Johnson’s history: A James Clark was one of the signers of the Fundamental Articles of Agreement when North Haven settled in 1639. James Jr. earliest Clark settler in Fairfield County. Married Deborah Peacock in 1662.
Zachariah Clark b; 1739 married Mary Bacon 4 Feb. 1761.
Hale Headstone Collection
Clark, Polly wife of James d: 11 March 1848 age 76 yr
CT Vital Records Newtown
Clark, James and Sherman, Polly m: 24 Oct 1793.
Last will of Aaron Davis dated 10 October 1881
I, Aaron Davis of the town of Newtown, count of Fairfield and the State of Connecticut, make this my last will and testament.
1st I direct that my just debts and funeral expenses be paid by my executors hereinafter named.
Second I give to my wife, Mercy Ann Davis, the use of all my estate both real and personal during the term of her natural life. The said use to be in lieu of dower.
Third After the death of my said wife, I give, bequeath and devise to my daughter Sarah E. Glover, wife of Charles Glover of Newtown, the estate both real and personal of one said to be hers absolutely and forever.
Fourth I hereby constitute and appoint my wife Mercy A. Davis and Smith P. Glover of Newtown executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have here under set my hand and seal this 10 th day of October 1881 at Newtown.
Signed, sealed, and declared to be his last will and testament by the above named Aaron Davis in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have here unto subscribed our services as witnesses.
Vol. 15, page 515 List of real property appraised. House and lot appraised at $1,450 with total appraisal at $1,592.85.
Vol. 15, page 515 Additional Inventory – Newtown Savings Bank $93.69
Vol. 15, p. 584-5 Claims against estate totaling $240.40
Newtown Bee, obituary, April 7, 1939
On Tuesday of this week there passed away one of those gentle quiet souls where departure is scarcely noticed in the busy world and yet whose passing leaves a great word in many hearts.
Mrs. Lucy Beers Duncombe, after almost a year of invalidism quietly slipped into the great beyond on Tuesday evening. Born August 10, 1854 she spent her entire life in Newtown, first on Botsford Hill where she was married to George F. Duncombe. They came to the Village later to make their home, and there, Mrs. Duncombe died in 1921.
Mrs. Duncombe was a member of the congregational church for 65 years and saw many changes in church and town and county during her long life. She possessed a quiet and retiring disposition yet had many friends for she was friendly and never spoke an unkind word of anyone. She was truly a gentlewoman. Earth is poorer and Heaven is the richer because of her passing.
Mrs. Duncombe leaves one daughter, Mrs. Julia D. Aiken and one grandson, Gilbert D. Aiken, besides several other more distant relatives.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 2:30 in the congregational church. The pastor, Rev. Paul A. Cullens will officiate and burial will be in the Village Cemetery.
Information from July 8, 1921 Newtown Bee obituary of George F. Duncombe,
F. Duncombe b: April 1, 1857 in Redding Connecticut; d: July 4, 1921
Jabot, George H. and Ida Mae Adams
Information gathered by volunteer genealogist, C.H. Booth Library
Jabot and Ida Adams were married 30 September 1922 in Monroe, CT.
Information from The Newtown Bee obituary, August 30, 1901.
John Kelly lived in the Hanover District of Newtown. His daughters were Mrs. John B. Cox and Miss Mary Kelly. Pall Bearers: John and Michael Donohue, John Leavey, Thomas Griffen, and William McNamara.
Information supplied by C. H. Booth Library volunteer genealogist.
Lawrence McMahon: No record in Newtown. Not in 1860 census. No record of service anywhere in Conn. in Civil War. Perhaps he served from a different state. Many such service records are posted on line, and he is not there. However the on-line records are far from complete.
Michael McMahon: In Connecticut Men in the War of the Rebellion Michael McMahon of Newtown enlisted 9 Aug 1862 in Co. E, 17th Conn. Vol. Infantry and was discharged due to disability on 17 Jan 1863. During that time the regiment made a winter march from Chantilly, VA, to Fredericksburg on Dec 6-13. Perhaps he became disabled due to that strenuous duty. In the 1860 census of Newtown Michael McMahon, age 46, is shown with Mary 43, John 23, Sarah 19, and Daniel 11.
John and Bridget Blake: Not found in 1860 census. In 1870 in Newtown, John Blake, 35, works in rubber factory, with Bridget 35, and Mary 3. In 1880 in Newtown, John Blake 45, rubber factory, with Bridget, 44, Margaret 12, Mary Jane 10, Catherine 7, John 4, and with Thomas Blake, 87, and Bridget Blake, 77. In the Hale Collection of Headstone Inscriptions for St. Rose Cemetery, Newtown, we find John Blake, b. 1835, d. 1890, and Bridget McMahon Blake, b. 1842, d. 1907.
Thomas and Margaret McCarthy: Only record found in Newtown is the 1880 census. Here we have Thomas 42, works in rubber factory, Margaret 40, Catherine 18, Patrick 14, Mary 12, Matthew 10, John 8, and Ellen 4.
There certainly were many early Irish in Newtown from Co. Clare, including other McMahons, Blakes, and Lillises.
American Bible Society
Bible donated to Friends of the C.H. Booth Library, Newtown CT
Inscriptions as they appear in the Bible:
Parker Morse father to Parker and Charles T. Morse died August 27, 1842 in the 72nd
year of his age
Information from Hale Collection of Cemetery Listings, St. Rose Cemetery
Mary Murphy wife of Edward d: 3 Aug 1881 age 49
Information from Newtown record books at the C.H. Booth Library
From The Newtown Bee 16 November 1951
Funeral services for Mrs. Ada Davis Randall, wife of Jeremiah H. Randall of Sandy Hook, who died Tuesday in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Bridgeport, are being held this afternoon fro the Stepney funeral home of Wilmot, West and Goulding, Route 25. Burial is to follow in Stepney Cemetery.
Mrs. Randall, 57, had been ill for the past six months and had been hospitalized much of the time.
She was born in Easton and was the daughter of Wallace Davis, now of Monroe and the late Alice Canfield Davis. Her entire life had been spent in this area, moving to Sandy Hook from Long Hill about two years ago. She was a member of the Baptist Church in Stepney.
Mrs. Randall leaves five sons, seven daughters and 25 grandchildren. Her 12 surviving children are: Daniel F. and Charles B. Randall, both of Newtown, Fireman Apprentice Jeremiah H. Randall, Jr. USN, stationed at Bainbridge, MD, Wallace H. Randall of Monroe, George Randall of New Milford, Mrs. Louis Szekeres, Mrs. James Buda and Mrs. Edward Raynor, Jr. all of Fairfield, Mrs. G. John Brush of Milford, Mrs. Lee Stevens of Redding Ridge, and Mrs. Steven Dudics and Mrs. Irving Mahler, both of Stepney and two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Schwartz of Easton and Mrs. Lewis Myers of Bridgeport.
Wethersfield Soldiers in the Revolution
Rhodes, William in Capt Chester Welles' Company; Col. Belden's Regiment;
Ancient Wethersfield, CT
by Henry R. Stiles 1904
P. 541 Vol. II William Rhodes m: Rhoda Dix 19 Sept/Dec 1764*
William Rhodes d: 4 May 1806 age 61
* The entry on William Rhodes stated they were married in September; the entry in same volume for Rhoda Dix said she was married in December.
The Newtown Bee, obituary December 28, 1928
Michael Tinto, a resident of Taunton District, died on Christmas morning, aged 73 years. Surviving him are his wife, three sons, Charles, Samuel and Nicholas Tinto and two daughters, Mrs. Columbo and Mrs. Vacario of New Rochelle, NY. The funeral took place on Thursday morning from St. Rose’s church. Rev. Father Kennedy officiating. The burial was in New Rochelle, NY.
Tinto, Mrs. Michael
The Newtown Bee, obituary January19, 1952 p. 2
Funeral services for Mrs. Michael Tinto, 85, of Whisconier Hill, Brookfield, widow of Michael Tinto, were held from the Honan Funeral Home, Main Street, Newtown at 9:15 Tuesday morning and at 10 o’clock at St. Joseph’s Church, Brookfield, with a high mass of requiem celebrated by the Rev. John Tomis, assistant pastor.
Mrs. Tinto died last Saturday, January 12 following a brief illness. She was born in Italy and came to America 67 years ago, living for several years in New Rochelle, NY, for seven years in the Taunton District of Newtown, and for the past 21 years in Brookfield.
Mrs. Tinto is survived by three sons and a daughter, a sister of Brooklyn, 28 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren. Burial took place in Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, New Rochelle.
Transcribed from The Newtown Bee, 21 April 1944, p. 2, col. C
Mrs. Lorraine Wheeler of Sandy Hook celebrated her 88th birthday at the home of her daughter and granddaughter and sons, Mrs. Harry Lane and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Simon at Sandy Hook. She received many nice gifts and friends and relatives called. Among them were three nieces from Torrington, Mr. and Mrs. William Wheeler of New Milford, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Pavone of Bridgeport, Mrs. Fred Cole, Walter and Dorothy; Mr. and Mrs. Thom Heil and daughter, Bertha. Mrs. Wheeler enjoyed very much seeing her relatives and friends.
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