Genealogy Club of Newtown, Connecticut
25 Main Street
Transcribed by Harlan R. Jessup
25 Taunton Ridge, Newtown, CT 06470
The genealogical collection of Newtown's Cyrenius H. Booth Library includes Bible records from a number of Newtown/Danbury area families, including: BEARDSLEY, BEERS, BURR, FAIRCHILD, HAWLEY, PECK, OLIVER, TAYLOR, and WINTON. The family record pages have been removed from these Bibles and are kept in vertical file folders. They are being published as a series in Connecticut Ancestry. Spellings are maintained in these transcriptions, and word arrangement simulates that of the original record.
Laban N. OLIVER Family
This Bible, published by Edmund Cushing, Lunenburg, MA, 1830, contained but a single leaf of family data recorded on separate strips of paper glued onto the Family Record page. Removal of these separate strips revealed an earlier record written in clear hand, apparently all at one time, and including dates but not locations of the children's births. In two cases, noted below, the names on the pasted strips are variants of the earlier record.
Laban N. Oliver born in N. York [Nov 1st 1801, added in pencil]
Celany Jane Oliver born in Huntington, Fairfield County, Con.
1798 Feb 1st [m. & d. added and year corrected from 1801, in pencil]
Mary Frances Oliver was born in Dutches County NY
Sept 7th 1823
Henry Wallis Oliver born in Huntington Fairfield County Conn.
July 22d 1825
Richard Laban Oliver born in Torrington Litchfield County Conn
March 30th 1826
Huldah Jane Oliver was born in Torrington Litchfield County Conn
Oct 17th 1828
George Dexter Oliver born in Winchester Litchfield Cou Conn
December 5th 1830
Eli Josiah [Josiah Eli in earlier record] Oliver born in Goshen Litchfield County Conn March 1st 1832
Charles Edger Oliver born in Goshen Litchfield County Conn
Oct 20th 1834
Sidney Shelton [Sidney Dexter in earlier record] Oliver born in Goshen Litchfield County Conn June 24th 1836
Amanda Eliza Oliver born in Plymouth Litchfield County Conn
April 23d 1839
Marriages (continued in Births columns)
Sidney S. Oliver Married Ann L. Knights New Years eve 1857 In Monson
Huldah [Jane, in pencil] Oliver Married to James [P, added] Mc Cabe March 12th 1849 New Haven
Mary F. Oliver Married to Otis Baily Jany 1st 1854 in Ware Village [pencilled "X's" over groom's names]
Amanda E Married to Andrew J Morgan Nov 25, 1855 [corrected in pencil from Nov 26, 1856]
L.M. Oliver Died March 3d 1867 at West Goshen at Huldahs was burried in Goshen March 7th 1867
Celany Jane Oliver died in Hartford Conn. 1882. Aged 84 Years.
Charles Edgar Oliver Departed this life Sept 10 1854 Aged 19 y 10 mo 10 days
Richard left home & went into the Army staid his time out but has never returnd 1856 - - 1861
He went to Frazier River Gold Fields in 1858 never heard of after.
Eli Josiah Oliver Died in Springfield Ohio in 1908
Abel TAYLOR Family
This Bible was published by M. Carey & Son, Philadelphia, in 1818. Undated notes on stationery of Miss Jessie I. Henderson, Whisconier Hill, Brookfield Center, CT, include copies of some of the Bible record, adding "Miriam Lawrence Taylor - a member of D.A.R. thru her great-grandmother Sarah Ann Smith." And in pencil on the same page, "Gift from Miss Jessie Henderson for Hist. Soc.?"
On a second sheet of the same notepaper and in a different hand we read, "These houses were all in Newtown before Newbury was formed. Daniel Smith died July 25, 1839, in 70 yr. of his age. Born 1769. Lived in the old red house that was torn downwhen Millers owned the property."
Abel Seelye Taylor Married to Sarah Ann Smith June 5th 1816
Thomas~ Married to Miriam Lawrence November 10th 1841
Gran[d]son Almon Henry Taylor Married to
Births (column one)
I Abel S. Taylor was born September 30th 1792. my Fathers name was Joshua who was the son of Mathew who was the son of Nathan who was the son of Thomas, one of the first settlers of Danbury.
my Mothers name was Eunice, daughter of James Seelye, born November 20th 1757.
my wife Sarah Ann, daughter of Daniel & Anna Smith born March 11th 1799
my son Thomas Smith [Taylor] born May 28th 1819
grandson Almon Henry [Taylor] born July 14th 1843
great grandson William Brown Taylor Born July 14th 1867
Brothers & Sisters
Azel born March 27 1784, Died August 10th 1850
Sally born April 11th 1786, Died June 1806
Eunice born October 11, 1788, Died December 11, 1832 [Nov. 11 in d. record]
Levi born October 11 1790, Died Decm 25th 1833
Abel born September 30, 1792
Joel born Feby 14, 1795, Died June 6, 1870
[interlined] Linda Died May 2, 1870
Births (column two, contd)
Clarissa born Feby 14, 1797
Chlorinda born Novbr 19, 1799
Esther born Janry 27, 1804, [died] Decbr 14, 1867
Great Grand Child Mariam Lawrence Taylor born January 20th 1869
Great Grandson Almon Henry Taylor born Aug 30th 1873
Daniel Smith Born Sept 18, 1769
Anna Sherman Born Janry 1st 1770
Sarah Hoyt Born Decbr 17, 1774
Russel Smith Born Augst 21, 1796
Cyntha Knapp Born [blank]
Sarah Ann Smith Born March 11, 1799
Julia Smith Born July 10, 1802
Zar Smith Born March 30, 1805
Polly [Seline?] Born March 7, 1807
Daniel [Hanson?] Born Novr [22?], 1809
Henry Hoyt Smith Born June 5, 1814
Emeline Smith Born July 5, 1817
Zar Smith at the time of his death left a widow and four Children: Mortimer, Almira, Mary A. & Kit
Deaths (column one)
Joshua Taylor died August 27th 1804 aged 52 years
Anna Smith Died September 19th 1810 in her 41st year
Sally Taylor Died June 23d 1806 aged 20 Years
Daniel Smith Died July 25th 1839 in the 70th year of his age in the full hope of a better ressurection beyond the grave
Eunice Taylor Died August 10th 1847 in the 90th year of her age. was helpless more than 16 years, and Bloind about 15. - had Nine Children, 43 Grand Children, 27 Great Grand Children, total 79
Sarah Smith Died November 25th 1849 Aged 75
our own Great Grand Child William Brown Taylor Died December 2d 1867
Great Grandson Almon Henry Taylor died Oct 23, 1873
Azel Taylor Died August 10, 1850
Sally " " June [blank] 1806
Levi " " Decbr 25, 1833
Eunice " " Novbr 11, 1852
Joel " " June 6, 1870
Linda, wf Joel " May 2, 1870
Esther Dibble " Decbr 14, 1867
Abel S. Taylor " Jan 12, 1875 age 82
Clarissa " Nov 25, 1875 age 81
Thomas Smith Taylor So. of Abel S. Taylor died Oct 4th 1898
age 79 yrs. 4 mos. 6 days
Almon Henry Taylor son of Thomas S. Taylor died Dec. 7th 1917
age 74 yrs. 4 mos. 23 days
Russel Smith Died August 26 1855
Cyntha " " March 27, 1847
Zar Smith " October 21, 1866
Sarah Ann Taylor died Sept 4th 1885 Wife of Abel S. Taylor
age 86 yrs. 5 mo. 23 da.
Mariam Lawrence wife of Thomas S. Taylor died Aug. 23rd 1902
age 83 yrs. 9 mos. 10 days
Margaret Brown Taylor wife of Almon H. Taylor died Nov 15th 1921
age 7y yrs. 1 mo. 15 da's
[blue pen, modern hand]
Miriam Lawrence Taylor daughter of Almon Henry Taylor and Margaret Brown Taylor died Sept 5, 1957. Aged 88 yrs. 7 months 16 days.
Zar WINTON Family
This Bible was published in 1852 by Alden, Beardsley & Co. of Auburn [NY]. Included was an undated, typed page reading:
"This Bible originally belonged to Zar Winton - a farmer who resided on what is now called Osborne Hill Rd., Gray's Plain District, Newtown. The lovely old Winton homestead burned to the ground in 1881, and Mr. Winton's son, George, built a house on Bennetts Bridge Rd., now owned by the Kearns family.
"George Winton was a citizen of considerable reknown - he served as district Tax Collector, on the Gray's Plain School Board, as a member of the State Legislature in 1877, and as Second Selectman for many years. He was appointed postmaster in Sandy Hook November 23, 1885. Mr. Winton married the former Sarah Jordon in 1852 - they were my great-great-grandparents.
NANCY M. JONES - a former resident of
Newtown, now residing
in Sherman, Conn."
Marriages (first column)
Zar & Delia Winton Married March 19, 1815 [year probable, smudged]
Jared B. & Cornelia Winton Married April 27, 1837
Henry L. & Polly A. Winton Married November 22, 1842
Francis O. & Eliza Winton Married April 25, 1848
George & Sarah Winton Married May 2, 1853
Czar E. & Mary E. Winton Married Oct 23d 1860
their Children [continuing in marriage column]
Lillian Gertrude Born June 31st 1862
[interlined] Mrs. Lillian Mallet Died Aug 1924
[in adjacent margin] Lillian Walker Died Apr 9 1921 Age 28
Julia ^ Born September 16th 1863
Franklin Miles Born September 21st 1865
Died May 22nd 1914
Buried in Woodbury
Births and deaths are generally juxtaposed in adjacent columns:
Births (first page) Deaths
Zar Winton born Zar Winton Died May 21th 1876
December 21, 1790 Age 85, 5 Months
Delia Winton born Delia Winton Died Oct 1st 1868
December 10, 1796 Age 72
Ο Cornelia Winton died January 26,
Σ 1907. Wife of J. B. Winton.
Jared B. Winton born Jared B. Winton Died Nov 31th 1882
January 31, 1816 Age 66 11 Months
Henry L. Winton born Henry L. Winton Died June 10th
March 29, 1822 1884. Age 62
Francis O. Winton born Francis Oscar Winton Died May 15th
January 28, 1827 1882. Age 55
George Winton born Geo Winton Died Oct 26, 1917
April 8, 1832 Age 85 - 6 months
Jared B. Winton's Children Albert B. Winton Died [blank]
Albert B. Winton Mariette Morehouse Winton Widow
born August 11, 1838 Died May 29, 1913. Age 62nd Year
Zar E. Winton born
July 27, 1840
Edmond E. Winton E. Eugene Winton Died [blank]
born August 23, 1842
Sarah Delia Winton Sarah Delia Winton Wife Wellington
born September 9, 1845 R. Tolles[?] Jan 30, 1907. Age 61
Hobart H. Winton
born April 2, 1849 Died June 17, 1856
Frank J. Winton
born December 26, 1854 Died June 10, 1856
Henry L. Wintons Children Wife H.L. Winton died Apr. 13,
1901. Age [76 in pencil]
Mary Estelle Winton
born May 19, 1852
Wife of Oscar R. Winton,
Oscar F. Wintons Children Eliza Died June 3th 1897. Aged 71
Isabel J[?] Winton born Mrs. John H. Blackman Died Aug 16
August 1, 1852 Year 1913. Age 61
Charles W. Winton Charles W. Winton
born December 20, 1854 Died Feb 13, 1927. Age 72
Eugene O. Winton Born Oscar E. Winton Drowned
July 4th 1864 Sep 1st 1895. Age 31 [note
Sarah Jordon born Dec Sarah Jordon Winton
17, 1830. Wife of [blank] Died Aug 22, 1920. Age 89
George Winton's Children
Adeline A. Winton born Adeline A. Winton [died]
January 20, 1854 Feb. 28, 1942
Births (third page, cont'd) Deaths
Willie D. Winton born William D. Winton Died
October 14, 1857. Grand[mother, Jan. 6, 1923. Age 66.
may refer to Georgie, below] Elsie Jane Bradley died
Georgie May born May May 17, 1881. Age 22.
7, 1879 Wife of Willie D. Winton
Elsie May born May 9, 1881 [Elsie May] Died Sep 26th 1881.
Margins of above page
Married Erving S. Jones nov 12, 1920 [refers to Gladys, below]
Gladys W. Osborne borne August 3, 1900
Georgia May Winton married Charles Edward Osborne June 1899
Daughter & GrandDa of Willie D. Winton. [Charles] Borne May 10, 1876
Gladys W. Osborne married Irving S. Jones nov 12, 1920
Daughter Nancy May Jones Borne December 3, 1930
Edward Osborne Died July 4, 1933, Age 57, Burried in Stepney.
Georgia May Winton Osborne, his wife, Died April 30, 1966, age 86, Buried Newtown
On blank reverse of Biblical illustration
Charles W. Winton married Frances Nichols July 4, 1875.
Charles & Francis Wintons C[h]ildren
Clarrabell Winton Borne May 4, 1876.
Charles Marchel Winton Borne March 14, 1878.
Clarrence E. Winton Died October 19, 1901 with Hart Trouble, Age 21
Born Nov 29, 1880.
Florrance M. Winton Borne March 26, 1893.
Charles M. Winton married Lillian Hubble Oct 9, 1901.
Feb 14 Died 1918, Age 38
Daughter Dorretta Eliza Borne Aug 24, 1906.
Claribel married Howard W. Bassett July 21, 1897.
Bassett Died Sep 25, Age 43, 1919
Claribel died [blank] 1958, Age 82
Sister to Charles W. Winton Isabell married Dec 1875
to John H. Blackman. he Died Jan 7, 1920. Age 72.
Charles Wintons Wife Francis Died Oct 28, 1916. Age 63.
Irving S. Jones Died November 5, 1960 - buried Newtown Village Cem.
Gladys Winton (Osborne) Jones died March 25, 1981, buried N.V. Cem.
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