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Litchfield County Queries - May-July 1997

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Gwendolyn Plyler Sat Apr 26 20:06:10 1997
I am looking for any information on Jonathan Devereux who was born in Goshen, Litchfield County in 1750 or his wife Lydia Williams born in 1751.

Lois A. Krafve Fri Apr 25 10:11:04 1997
My G g grfather, HENRY REED, b. 3/31/1784, Ridgefield, CT, d. 7/29/1864, Waterville, OH; his wife TEMPERANCE PRATT, b. 2/19/1786, Sharon, CT, d. 6/8/1857, Waterville, OH, dau. Capt. ABRAHAM PRATT. Family migrated to OH 9/1830. Looking for family who remained in Sharon, specifically HENRY, WEALTHY, FANNIE, TEMPERANCE, FREDERICK, and ALEXANDER REED. Also trying to find information about parents of HENRY: ELIAS REED,11/3/1756 - 10/10/1794, buried Ridgefield, CT, wife Hannah??? Siblings of Henry??? Happy to exchange information from 1830 to present. Hundreds of descendants.

Paul B; Phelps Sun Apr 27 09:14:29 1997
SCARRIOTT - ADKINS Seeking information on the family and origins of Nathan SCARRIOTT b. 1753 or 1757 in CT, d. 11 Oct 1828 in Lyman, Grafton Co. NH, m.a. 1780 in CT to Abigail ADKINS or ATKINS, who was b. 20 Oct 1759 and d. 19 Jul 1842. Nathan and Abigail had at least seven children between 1781 and 1801: Lucy, Isaac, Nathan Jr., Lillian, Josiah, Jeremiah, and Lovina. This family was enumerated in the 1790 Census of Southington, Hartford Co. CT, along with two other SCARRIOTT households (James and Jonathan) and three ADKINS households (Chancey, Luther, and Samuel). Nathan is not found in the 1800 Census, but his kinsmen have removed to Wallingford in New Haven Co. The ADKINS family appears to have connections in Middletown, Middlesex Co. Nathan SCARRITT is found again in the 1810 Census of Lyman, Grafton Co. NH. At some time between 1816 and 1821, at least three of his children remove to Madison Co. IL. I will be grateful for any information or leads to published sources on the SCARRIOTT and ADKINS families of Hartford, New Haven, and Middlesex counties CT.

Jason Stevens Mon Apr 28 04:36:40 1997
ALLEN Looking for ancestors of Lois or Louis ALLEN b. 1763 Salisbury and m. Aaron SWETLAND in 1789. Have decendents to present

John Daniel Turrel Jr Thu May 1 12:10:55 1997
Seeking ancestors of Nancy Rowley, believed to have been born in Town of Litchfield. Known b date is 23 Jun1780. Father may be Simeon Rowley. D 18 Sept 1880. M Jared Turrel of Woodbridge Twp, CT abt 1796.

Ann Onstad Fri May 2 19:36:07 1997
I am looking for the parents of Hezekiah BEEBE b. Feb 12, 1790 in Litchfield, Litchfield, CT. He married Sarah BOYER in about 1813 in Onondaga County NY. If you have any info on this contact me or Alan Henry ( There are several people looking for this info and Alan is writing a book on the BEEBE line. Thanks!

L-B Rhodes Fri May 2 11:36:58 1997
Researching the following: George GRINNELL(b.1686)SON OF Daniel GRINNELL and Lydia PABODIE. he married Mary BULL(HULL?) Jan 31,1725/26. Their daughter was Phoebe GRINNELL m. Thomas SPENCER. Phoebe died in Litchfield. Where is she buried/ I need info on Mary Bull(HULL?)Please E- mail replies. thanks.L-B Rhodes

L-B Rhodes Fri May 2 11:43:05 1997
Researching Abigail MARSHALL b. July 13,Torrington,CT. Married John Spencer b. Oct. 18,1762 ay Saybrook,CT.Married Feb.14,1793 in Litchfield CT.Please E-mail replies. Thanks.L-B Rhodes

Betty Matteson Rhodes Fri May 2 12:29:08 1997
Looking for any info on the DURKEE family. Robert Durkee b. 1713 in Windham,CT, died in Woodbury, CT on June 28, 1771. Robert married Hester WARREN,daughter of David Warren and Patience THOMSON. Robert and Hester DURKEE had the following children: Hester b. 1739; David b. 1741; Joseph b. 1743; Benjamin b. 1744; Sarah b. 1749; Eunice b. 1751; Asa b. 1754; Lois b. 1761. If anyone has anything on this DURKEE family, please contact Betty Matteson Rhodes Thanks!!

Ross Andrews Sun May 4 06:48:11 1997
James Thomas (or Trehearn) b.Scotland abt 1760, d. in CT m. Martha Barnes 3 March 1773 in Northbury Parish, Plymouth, Litchfield, CT. Had dau. Martha Thomas b.1778 d.22 January 1867 in Wolcott, New Haven, CT, buried Allentown Cemetery, Wolcott, New Haven, CT m. Luther Andrews 6 July 1797 in New Haven, CT. Seeking ANY information about this family. Especially the parents of James Thomas and his children.

Rick Bronson Wed May 7 10:26:53 1997
Hi, I'm looking for information about the parents of Selah Bronson b. Mar 16, 1790 d. Sep 27, 1826 in Gaines, Orleans, NY. Selah Married Nancy Collins (b. May 20 1795 Bridgewater, NY d. Jan 19, 1834 Gains, NY) on Sep 27 1826. Selah had a son Orrin Wells Colins Bronson b. Feb 18, 1816 in Phelps, Ontario, NY Selah shows up in this 1800 census: Bronson, Selah State : CT County : Litchfield Co. Year : 1800 Page # : 83 Age ranges in household : 10000-1101000 Any help or tips greatly appreciated.

RAYMOND SCHOLL Wed May 7 19:18:49 1997
the stockman family originated from the rockport,massachusetts area. they settled in morris,connecticut. both artemas & gardiner stockman were in the civil war. the stockman family eventually settled in new haven,conn. vicinity. The doyle's, burdy's, westerman's, and behler all finally settled in the new haven area.

Jack Glasgow Thu May 8 13:42:41 1997
CALKINS/CAULKINS, Julia Ann born NY (Litchfield) ca 1830. Married Ozias WHITE in Kosiusko Co., Ind 1850 Any info on Julia Ann appreciated. Father may have been Benjamin Calkins.

Cyndi Sweet Sat May 10 13:33:54 1997
Joshua Sweet m. 28 May 1848 Christ Church, Sharon, Litchfield Co., CT Julia Ann Berry, dau. of Charles Edward berry and Emily Hunt. I am looking for information on Joshua's background. He and Julia left Sharon and went west to Wisconsin and Minnesota where he was an Episcopalian missionary. Any clues as to his background will be appreciated. Thank you.

Catherine Douglas Mon May 12 17:26:51 1997
BALDWIN - Phineas Baldwin born Litchfield CT c1750. Who did he marry? Who are his children? Emma Baldwin b c1760 place unknown, md Simeon HOLMES b 1755 Wethersfield, CT. Could she be granddaughter of Phineas? She had a son Phineas.

Marge Dulin Wed May 14 14:30:57 1997
CVAHMBERLAIN (CHAMBERLIN) in Kent, Litchfield Co. I am searching for descendants of Peleg CHAMBERLAIN (1713-1766) or siblings of his who lived in Litchfield Co and moved to NY state. I am especially interested in any who moved to Otsego Co., NY or surrounding areas. I have names of Peleg's children; I am trying to put together a listing of his grandchildren alsong with where they moved. Any help appreciated.

Robert Page Wed May 14 09:33:10 1997
Am looking for information on the family of Daniel O. PAGE, born in Litchfield Co. abt. 1838. He married Sarah CUMMINGS abt 1855 and had children Joseph, Arthur, and Walter. Daniel was in the 2nd CT Heavy Artillery in the Civil War. Was wounded and captured at Cold Harbor and taken to Andersonville Prison, where he managed to survive, though weighing only 85 lbs. After recovering, he moved to Grand Traverse Co., Michigan with second wife Maria Briggs Johnson, widow of Jason Johnson. Daniel died in Michigan in 1893.

Rita D'Arcangelis Fri May 16 06:12:52 1997
Seeking names of parents of Thomas GALUSHA b.2 Aug 1756 New Milford, CT d.24 Jul 1844 NY, Rev.War Vet CT/MA/VT. Also seeking info on parents/siblings of French and Indian War soldiers from western CT, Capt. John Slapp's Co: Samuel GALUSHA and Timothy GALUSHA. Also seeking parents of Daniel GALUSHA, b.@ 1751 possibly Kent, CT.

Newb LeRoy Sat May 17 03:04:52 1997
Looking for the father of the Chileab SMITH who was b c 1733 in Farmington, d 08 or 10Oct1808 in Goshen. His wife was Phebe (TITUS) HOLMES and his mother was Mary or Martha (DENNEY) BAILEY who m 3d Joseph NORTH of Farmington.

David See Wed May 21 13:41:04 1997
I am looking for SEE surnames in western Connecticut prior to about 1830 that might have wandered over from the Amenia/Dover area of Dutchess County, NY. I know of one Martin See of Granville whose census record indicates that he was born somewhere in Connecticut. Any information on a SEE surname would be appreciated (and I'm sure there aren't many).

Loretta Barnard Thu May 22 17:07:35 1997
GARVEY/BREGNY: Looking for birth information on children of Isaac E. GARVEY & Celestine BREGNY: Louisa GARVEY b.13 Feb 1892 CT Florence GARVEY b.Sep 1893 Edward Thomas GARVEY b.Aug 1896 in Taconic, CT Isaac & Celestine were probably only in CT for about 6-8 years. Three of their 5 children were born in CT, Edward in Taconic. I am guessing that the other 2 were probably also born in Taconic. They also had a son Eugene b.1889 in Manhattan, NYC and a daughter Celestine born 1898 in NYC.

Sherry Jesberger Thu May 22 10:51:33 1997
I am a WOLCOTT descendent, and I am just sorting out my connections to this family. Would appreciate corresponding with someone who is more familiar with this family. Or finding someone who may have the Wolcott family history book by Chandler Wolcott, who would be willing to send me photocopies. (I would pay costs, of course.)

Joan Soule Verdoorn Thu May 22 12:51:03 1997
I'm looking for the ancestry of Ebenezer Allen. He was the cousin of Ethan Allen, who was born in Woodbury, Litchfield, Conn. in the 1740's or late 30's. Also Timothy Soule married an Elizabeth Allen whose father was Ebenezer Allen and Margaret Williams in 1736/7. I'm trying to find the relationship between these people.

Stephen Smith Sun May 25 14:01:31 1997
Look for information on the following individuals in Litchfield county Ct. Albert Welton 1840-1850? Susan Bidwell 1840-1850? Married Albert

Janice Falvey Mon May 26 06:59:18 1997
Seeking anyone with knowledge of Franklin SCOVILLE, a deaf mute, b. 1800 in Cornwall; d. 12 August 1859 in Danbury, CT; m Emeline Hanchett 17 June 1838 who was b. North Canaan. Who were the parents of this Franklin? In September 1858 Franklin and Emeline were living in a household with the John Ten Eyck who were a black family. They are not listed as servants/slaves.

James Kirby Tue May 27 14:09:12 1997
Searching for William BALDWIN b 1790-1791 in Litchfield Co, CT. Possibly the child of Amos BALDWIN and Martha ALLEN. Probably has a brother Daniel and a sister Polly. Moved to Ashtabula Co., Ohio by 1814.

Marilyn Nichols Trumbull Tue May 27 11:52:44 1997
Am looking for descendants of Sgt. Francis Nicholls who was in Stratford, Fairfield, Ct in 1639. The family branched out to Trumbull, then Woodbury, then New Milford, then Delaware Co., Ny, & finally Ohio. If your are a direcet line descendant or of a collateral line, I would enjoy hearing from you to trade info.

Bob Runkle Thu May 29 14:42:53 1997
Seeking parentage of Sheldon George WOODIN, b 21 Oct 1797, Merryall/New preston Conn m Lucy Bostwick in Litchfield 24 Fef 1833 ll, Conn, m Lucy Bostwick, 24 Feb 1833 in Litchfield. Lucy b 16 Oct 1811 in New Milford.

Kathy JACOBS Fri May 30 17:33:35 1997
Seeking info on Abner HINE, b. May 1834, married to Jane Isabel BILL, b. Feb 1847, d. 25 Apr. 1927, Torrington CT.(Her parents were Seth & Eliza BILL). Their children: Emma HINE b. abt. 1866; Lewis HINE, b. 7 Oct., 1868 in Guilford, d. 30 Aug. 1938 in Torrington, CT.(Lewis was my great-grandfather); Andrew HINE b. abt 1871l; Daniel A. HINE, b. abt 1876; Edwin E. HINE, b. 29 Nov 1880 in Northfield, d. 14 Nov 1958 in Torrington CT; Otis HINE & twin sister Frances HINE b. 29 Apr 1883 in E. Litchfield. Frances was married to Walter BENEDICT of Torrington. She died 11 Aug 1983 in Torrington. Have information to share.

Robert Hull Mon Jun 2 21:11:08 1997
Researching William R. HULL and Julia Ann MCKAIG in Litchfield county. According to 1850 census, the family lived in New Hartford. Had four children Elizabeth, Rochelle, Egbert, and Emerson. Egbert and Emerson were born in New Hartford 1847 and 1849. Possibly moved from Massachusetts or New York. Family moved to Grant county, Wisconsin between 1850 and 1860. Would welcome any information. Thank you in advance.

Trudy A. Dickneider Mon Jun 9 05:49:53 1997
My greatgrandmother was Eunice Amelia WARNER of New Milford, Litchfield Co. CT. She was the daughter of Franklin A. WARNER b. 9/9/1842, d. 9/2/1910, and Sarah A MINOR, b. 12/25/1845 d. 3/4/1939, both buried in New Milford. I am beginning genealogist and would appreciate any info regarding this line of the WARNERS. I can supply info from Eunice to the present.

Ken Purdy Tue Jun 10 11:35:24 1997
I am looking for both ancestors and descendants of Thomas RICHARDSON b. 1649 in Woodbury, CT. Thank you for any help you may be able to offer. KRP.

Jessica Miller Wed Jun 11 16:26:30 1997
I am looking for information on the parents & siblings of Ebenezer CLAWSON born c. 1772 in Harrington/Harwinter/Harwinton Litchfield Co., CT. (Not sure of the town name.) His parents names are Jonathan CLAWSON/CLAUSON and Mary or Polly WEBB. If anyone has any more information on them, please let me know. Thanks.

Humberto Nunez Thu Jun 12 23:53:03 1997
looking for info on surname WEBSTER; full name Edwin Belden Webster born March 07,1858 in Litchfield;CT parents were Edwin Belden Webster (Sr.) and Ann Eliza Webster.i don't know if Eliza was her middle name or maiden name.. you can contact me at

Toni Turk Fri Jun 13 13:15:19 1997
Seeking information on a Johnny Theopolis (Tapolis/Topalas)from Litchfield., CT, born about 1923, who was stationed at Limestone, Maine, with the Air Force in 1950-51. Toni Turk, P.O. Box 667, Blanding, UT 84511. (801) 678-2428.

Kenneth Childs Tue Jun 17 22:06:22 1997
MOTT/VALLETTE Abiah Mott (b.1780 Winchester, CT) married Jeremiah Vallette (b.1764 Richmond, RI) Any information about the Mott family would be appreciated.

Kathleen Musser Wed Jun 18 17:10:57 1997
Looking for information on the family of Alpheus MOORE (b. 1794)and his wife Nancy A. HANDY (b. 1798). They had at least two children, Nancy Almira (b. 1828) and Nelson (b. 1821). Seeking any information on this family.

jerry thompson Thu Jun 19 21:57:38 1997
We are looking for a birth or christening record circa 1800 for David Thompson, son of Edmond or of David Thompson Sr. Grandson of Eliezur and Esther Thompson of Kent, CT. He was born in Litchfield County, but we cannot find his birth record in Kent. Perhaps he was born in another community? Anyone else connected with this family that might have some notion? Thank you!

Don Seymour Sat Jun 21 10:00:04 1997
Looking for birth, death, or marriage record of RHODA CHIDSEY of East Haven, CT, b. 21 Jul. 1764, dau. of John,Jr.(4) [John(30, Ebenezer(2), John(1)]. She prob. had a son, William, Jr., by William Seymour of Greenwich and later of Newburgh, NY. Son, William Seymour, Jr. was born in Greenwich, 8 Dec. 1785, removed to Newburgh and later (ca.1803) removed to Delaware Co., NY accompanied, I believe, by RHODA CHIDSEY. She died 26 Mar. 1820, but I know not where. Her CHIDSEY family was a prominent East Haven family, arriving from England in the 1600s.

Ginny Gage Sun Jun 22 11:30:43 1997
FARVOR, Flora E, date of birth September 5, 1845 or 1846, died February 8, 1931. She was my grandmother's mother and my grandmother's birth certificate indicates Flora E. Farvor was born in Washington, CT. She married Darius Crosby Baxer on December 15, 1865. She's buried at Mapleshade Cemetery in Ridgefield, CT. The town clerk's office in Washington has no record of her. Any information would be very much appreciated.

Shirley Curran Mon Jun 23 04:59:44 1997
Looking for descendants of PATRICK WHYTE b 1865 Castle Negno, Sligo,Ireland; m Elena Gilligan 1887 Sligo. Last known address JC WHYTE (? son) C/- William Webbe, Box 477, Waterbury, CT. Other family members immigrated to New Zealand.

Bill Glass Mon Jun 23 15:57:27 1997
looking for any relations to Glass, Fink,or Cables these are known ancestors of both my mother and father

Anthony Killard Fri Jun 20 04:23:56 1997
I am interested in any information relating to the name of Killard. I have two records of individuals with that name living in the region. The earliest is William Killard, Plymouth, Litchfield, CT, present on the 1860 Federal census index, and the second, a Mary Killard, Watertown, Litchfield, CT, b. 9 Feb 1917, d. Apr. 1970. I am interested to any information relating to this surname.

Shirley Curran Mon Jun 23 04:59:44 1997
Looking for descendants of PATRICK WHYTE b 1865 Castle Negno, Sligo,Ireland; m Elena Gilligan 1887 Sligo. Last known address JC WHYTE (? son) C/- William Webbe, Box 477, Waterbury, CT. Other family members immigrated to New Zealand.

Bill Glass Mon Jun 23 15:57:27 1997
looking for any relations to Glass, Fink,or Cables these are known ancestors of both my mother and father

Thomas L. Trolia Thu Jun 26 19:29:52 1997
jabez G. Fox and Anice Caroline Bronson were married in Roxbury, Ct. march 6, 1833 according to an afidavid he signed for a pension from the U.S. Govt. I would like any information on the two families. Thank you in advance

Rick Bronson Fri Jun 27 09:46:22 1997
Hi, I'm looking for information about the parents or birthplace of Selah Bronson (or Brownson or Brunson) b. Mar 16, 1790. All of the info I have on Selah is at I have reason to believe that Selah may have been born in Harwington, CT. Can anyone verify this? Vital records in Harwington doesn't have any record of Selah's birth but did find Land records, Warrenty deeds, 3 for Selah Brunson 1794,95,97 Vol 5 page 120, 278, 345. 1801 Vol 6 Page 132 Selah Brownson. This could have been his father. Any help greatly appreciated.

Beverly Sat Jun 28 09:09:30 1997
PITCHER: Looking for parents of Harriet(t) PITCHER born in Watertown, Litchfield Co., CT 1804 m. Nathan FISH Cayuga Co., NY relocated to Orleans Co. NY and then finally migrated to Van Buren Co., MI in about 1850. Would appreciate any informatio about the pitchers who lived in this area.

Wayne Burkett Sun Jun 29 19:01:51 1997
Seeking all information on the family of James BURKETT. James married Phoebe Maria HUNT probably bet 1840 and 1846. They had 11 children: Mary b. 1846; Maria b. 1848; Isnella b. 1849; Elizabeth b. 1850; John b. 1851; William A. b. 1854; Lewis b. 1856; Clarence E./C Edward b. 1858; George b. 1859; Adelie b. 1862; Eugene b. 1865. I am particularly interested in marriage info for Maria m. William H PECTAL 1860 - 1870; Elizabeth m. Irving E. AYRES 1868/9; John m. Mary REDAN/REGAN 1877/8; Adelie m. Oscar J SABINI 1884/5.

Lorene Wittkoetter Wed Jul 2 19:24:27 1997
ALLEN/REED/CRANDALL.Seek any info on Mary REED AND ? ALLEN. According to a published biography , Mary REED was related to Ethan ALLEN. Mary ALLEN and Mr REED were parents of at least one son, William ALLEN REED, born 20 August 1792 in Connecticut he married Amy CRANDALL of Goshen,Litchfield CT

Chris Cruess Thu Jul 3 14:24:56 1997
Hello, I am searching for information on WILFRED CRUESS who died in the Litchfield area in the ?1960's? Any information appreciated. Thankyou, Chris Cruess Phoenix, Arizona

Nancy Young Sat Jul 5 11:50:24 1997
looking for info. on Patience Franklin b. 5 june, 1769, m. William Ferguson. Believe her father was a Jonathan Franklin (wife Ruth ?). Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks.

L. Dwight Vidito Sat Jul 5 20:00:09 1997
My ancestor Jasper Vidito [other spellings have been used] 1660 in New Amsterdam and married abt 1685 and lived at Greenwich, Ct. Had a son John b. ca. 1887 and lived at Danbury, Ct. d. 1745. Had several children in Danbury and most lived at New Milford. My ancestor, the oldest of these children, John Vidito b.1714 at Danbury and d. 1799 at Winchester, Ct. His son John Vidito livid in Winchester Ct. and with his family in 1808 moved to Austinburg Ohio. Would like to correspond with anyone with connections to this line.

Barbara Andersen Sun Jul 6 14:25:50 1997
I am trying to tie the following family names together. Barnum, Hinman, Stevens, Reynolds.circa early 1700. They probably lived in Fairfield Co. or nearby. I suspect a Hinman married a Barnum. I know that then a Rachel Barnum married David Stevens,(they were probably from Fairfield, or New Fairfield) they had a child named Zeruah Stevens who married Simeon Reynolds,(b.1761 New Milford CT) The last couple lived most of their lives in Lee, Ma. Looking for any information on the above lines

Beverly Morse Mon Jul 7 14:20:01 1997
Researching Elihu MOSS/MORSE b. 16 Jul 1774 Wallingford, CT; m. Abigail BARBER of Wolf Lake, IL at time of marriage; children born in Litchfield County: Barzillai b. 9 apr 1801, Elihu b. 14 Oct 1803 d. 6 Dec 1887 LeRoy MN, Chauncey b. circa 1805 m. Mahala TENNER, Roswell b. circa 1809 d. 2 May 1887 New Marlborough MA, Huldah b. circa 1810 m. Orrin BACON, Lurina b. circa 1811 m. Otis MOSS, William L. b. 4 Jun 1815 and Roxana b. circa 1817 m. Calvin MARTIN.