Samuel Thornton1

M, b. say 1680, d. say 1735
     Samuel Thornton was born say 1680 at Connecticut.2 He married Susannah Whiting at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, on 2 February 1701/2.2 Samuel died say 1735 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.2

Family

Susannah Whiting b. 18 Jun 1682, d. s 1738

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S93] Family Tree Maker's Genealogy, online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com, Descendants of William Whiting.

Susannah Whiting1

F, b. 18 June 1682, d. say 1738
FatherCapt Joseph Whiting1 b. 2 Oct 1645, d. 19 Oct 1717
MotherAnn Allyn1 b. 18 Aug 1652, d. 3 Mar 1734/35
     Susannah Whiting was born on 18 June 1682 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.2 She married Samuel Thornton at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, on 2 February 1701/2.2 As of 6 February 1702,her married name was Thornton.2 She witnessed Samuel Thornton's death at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, say 1735.2 As of say 1737,her married name was Warren.2 She married Thomas Warren at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, say 1737.2 Susannah Whiting died say 1738 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut; Family Tree Maker has death 6 Sep 1702 (same date as brother William) but with second husband married "bef 1738."2

Family 1

Samuel Thornton b. s 1680, d. s 1735

Family 2

Thomas Warren b. 1678, d. bt 1738 - 1768

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S93] Family Tree Maker's Genealogy, online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com, Descendants of William Whiting.

Elder William Throop1

M, b. circa 1785, d. 22 May 1836
     Elder William Throop was also known as Benjamine Throop.2 He was born circa 1785 at New York.3 He lived; N.Y.2 He married Nancy Gardner at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, on 4 February 1814.2,3,4 Elder William Throop died on 22 May 1836 at Genessee County, New York; Burial: Darien Cemetery, Darien, Genessee County, NY.1

Family

Nancy Gardner b. bt 1796 - 1801, d. bt 1881 - 1887
Child

Citations

  1. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Elder William Throop.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S43] Gary Rolph guess.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Nancy Gardner in the Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.

Nancy Gardner1

F, b. between 1796 and 1801, d. between 1881 and 1887
     Nancy Gardner was born on 10 May 1787 at Massachusetts.2 She was born between 1796 and 1801 at Massachusetts; 1850 census 49 yo
1870 census 70 yo
1880 census 84 yo.3,4,5 Her married name was Throop.1 She lived; N.Y.1 She married Elder William Throop at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, on 4 February 1814.1,6,7 Nancy Gardner died between 1881 and 1887 at Palmyra, Wayne County, New York; 1880 census residence Palmyra, widowed.2

Family

Elder William Throop b. c 1785, d. 22 May 1836
Child

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Sandra Mac Eachern Family Tree.
  3. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com, Nancy Throop in the 1880 United states Federal Census.
  4. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, Nancy Throop in the 1870 United states Federal Census.
  5. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Nancy Throop in the 1850 United states Federal Census.
  6. [S43] Gary Rolph guess.
  7. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Nancy Gardner in the Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.

Charles Throop1

M, b. 1815, d. 28 March 1860
FatherElder William Throop1 b. c 1785, d. 22 May 1836
MotherNancy Gardner1 b. bt 1796 - 1801, d. bt 1881 - 1887
     Charles Throop was born in 1815 at Darien, Genessee County, New York.1,2 He married Mary Osborn Loomis, daughter of Justin Loomis and Mary "Polly" Rolph, on 25 June 1844 at Bennington, Wyoming County, New York.1 Charles Throop lived; NY.1 Charles was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at Bennington, Wyoming County, New York. 1502 1502 Charles Troup [sic] 35 male farmer 1600 NY; Mary 38 female NY; Lucy C 6 female NY attending school; Austin L 4 male NY; Richard J 1 male NY; Polly Loomis 64 female CT.3 He died on 28 March 1860 at Bennington, Wyoming County, New York.1,2 He was buried at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bennington, Wyoming County, New York.1,2 He 'prob the son of Benjamin & Nancy (Gardner) Throop'-- Fred Rolfe. But Mrs. Anita Ripstein, letter to Gary Rolph, has son of William S. and Lucy --- Throop.1

Family

Mary Osborn Loomis b. 25 Jun 1812, d. 1884
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Charles Throop.
  3. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census
    about Charles Troup
    Name:
    Charles Troup

    Age:
    35

    Estimated birth year:
    abt 1815

    Birth Place:
    New York

    Gender:
    Male

    Home in 1850
    (City,County,State):
    Bennington, Wyoming, New York.

Mary Osborn Loomis1

F, b. 25 June 1812, d. 1884
FatherJustin Loomis1 b. 2 Mar 1785, d. 18 Oct 1858
MotherMary "Polly" Rolph1 b. 23 Apr 1786, d. 26 Dec 1874
     Mary Osborn Loomis was born on 25 June 1812 at Bennington, Wyoming County, New York.1,2 She married Charles Throop, son of Elder William Throop and Nancy Gardner, on 25 June 1844 at Bennington, Wyoming County, New York.1 Her married name was Throop.1 Mary Osborn Loomis lived; N.Y.1 Mary, Lucy, Justin and Richard was listed as a household member living with Charles Throop on the 1850 Census at Bennington, Wyoming County, New York; 1502 1502 Charles Troup [sic] 35 male farmer 1600 NY; Mary 38 female NY; Lucy C 6 female NY attending school; Austin L 4 male NY; Richard J 1 male NY; Polly Loomis 64 female CT.3 Mary was listed as a neighbor of John Loomis on the 1860 Census at Bennington, Wyoming County, New York. 164 157 John Loomis 39 male farmer 8000 1000 NY; Julia 36 female NY; William Theball 20 male NY attending school; Ann M Rowley 48 female NY; [next page] 164 157 Myron 15 male domestic NY attending school; Carrie 4 female NY; Phebe Potter 73 female VT; Mary Sheak 20 female domestic Baion; Henry Rolph 32 male domestic NY; Mary Throop 48 neighbor.4 Mary was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Bennington, Wyoming County, New York. 165 158 Mary Throop 48 female farmer 2000 500 do [NY]; Carrinnie 15 female do attending school; J Loomis 14 male do attending school; Richard J 11 male do attending school; Flavilla E 6 female do; George Loomis (73 CT) neighbor.5 Mary was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Bennington, Wyoming County, New York. 55 55 Throop Mary O 57 female white keeping house 500 0 NY; Lucy M 25 female white at home NY; Justin L 24 male white farm laborer NY male over 21; Richard J 21 male white farm laborer NY male over 21.6 Mary was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Enumeration District 199, Bennington, Wyoming County, New York. 281 285 Throop Mary white female 68 widowed keeping house NY CT CT; Corinna white female 35 daughter single at home NY NY NY; Richard J white male 31 son single at home NY NY NY.7 She died in 1884 at Bennington, Wyoming County, New York; not in 1900 census.1,2 She was buried at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bennington, Wyoming County, New York.1,2

Family

Charles Throop b. 1815, d. 28 Mar 1860
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Mary Osborn Loomis Throop.
  3. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census
    about Charles Troup
    Name:
    Charles Troup

    Age:
    35

    Estimated birth year:
    abt 1815

    Birth Place:
    New York

    Gender:
    Male

    Home in 1850
    (City,County,State):
    Bennington, Wyoming, New York.

  4. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, 1860 United States Federal Census
    about Henry Ralph
    Name:
    Henry Ralph

    Age in 1860:
    32

    Birth Year:
    abt 1828

    Birthplace:
    New York

    Home in 1860:
    Bennington, Wyoming, New York

    Gender:
    Male

    Post Office:
    Bennington

    Value of real estate:
    View image

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    John Loomis
    39


    Julia Loomis
    36


    William Teball
    20


    Ann M Rowley
    48


    Myron Rowley
    15


    Carrie Rowley
    4


    Phebe Potter
    73


    Mary Sheak
    20


    Henry Ralph
    32.

  5. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, 1860 United States Federal Census
    about Henry Ralph
    Name:
    Henry Ralph

    Age in 1860:
    32

    Birth Year:
    abt 1828

    Birthplace:
    New York

    Home in 1860:
    Bennington, Wyoming, New York

    Gender:
    Male

    Post Office:
    Bennington

    Value of real estate:
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    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    John Loomis
    39


    Julia Loomis
    36


    William Teball
    20


    Ann M Rowley
    48


    Myron Rowley
    15


    Carrie Rowley
    4


    Phebe Potter
    73


    Mary Sheak
    20


    Henry Ralph
    32.
  6. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, 1870 United States Federal Census
    about Richard J Throop
    Name:
    Richard J Throop

    Estimated birth year:
    abt 1849

    Age in 1870:
    21

    Birthplace:
    New York

    Home in 1870:
    Bennington, Wyoming, New York

    Family and neighbors:
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    Race:
    White

    Gender:
    Male

    Value of real estate:
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    Post Office:
    Varysburgh.

  7. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com, 1880 United States Federal Census
    about Mary Throop
    Name:
    Mary Throop

    Home in 1880:
    Bennington, Wyoming, New York

    Age:
    68

    Estimated birth year:
    abt 1812

    Birthplace:
    New York

    Relation to head-of-household:
    Self (Head)

    Father's birthplace:
    Connecticut

    Mother's birthplace:
    Connecticut

    Neighbors:
    View others on page

    Occupation:
    Keeping House

    Marital Status:
    Widowed

    Race:
    White

    Gender:
    Female

    Cannot read/write:

    Blind:

    Deaf and dumb:

    Otherwise disabled:

    Idiotic or insane:
    
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    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    Mary Throop
    68


    Corrinna Throop
    35


    Richard J. Throop
    31.

Justin Loomis Throop1

M, b. 1846, d. 1901
FatherCharles Throop1 b. 1815, d. 28 Mar 1860
MotherMary Osborn Loomis1 b. 25 Jun 1812, d. 1884
     Justin Loomis Throop was born in 1846 at Bennington, Wyoming County, New York.1 Mary, Lucy, Justin and Richard was listed as a household member living with Charles Throop on the 1850 Census at Bennington, Wyoming County, New York; 1502 1502 Charles Troup [sic] 35 male farmer 1600 NY; Mary 38 female NY; Lucy C 6 female NY attending school; Austin L 4 male NY; Richard J 1 male NY; Polly Loomis 64 female CT.2 Lucy, Justin, Richard and Florilla was listed as a household member living with Mary Osborn Throop in the 1860 Census at Bennington, Wyoming County, New York; 165 158 Mary Throop 48 female farmer 2000 500 do [NY]; Carrinnie 15 female do attending school; J Loomis 14 male do attending school; Richard J 11 male do attending school; Flavilla E 6 female do; George Loomis (73 CT) neighbor.3 Justin Loomis Throop married Mary Louisa Norton circa 1870 at New York.1 Lucy, Justin and Richard was listed as a household member living with Mary Osborn Throop on the 1870 Census at Bennington, Wyoming County, New York; 55 55 Throop Mary O 57 female white keeping house 500 0 NY; Lucy M 25 female white at home NY; Justin L 24 male white farm laborer NY male over 21; Richard J 21 male white farm laborer NY male over 21.4 Justin Loomis Throop died in 1901 at Bennington, Wyoming County, New York.1 He was buried at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bennington, Wyoming County, New York.1

Family

Mary Louisa Norton b. 1853, d. 1937

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census
    about Charles Troup
    Name:
    Charles Troup

    Age:
    35

    Estimated birth year:
    abt 1815

    Birth Place:
    New York

    Gender:
    Male

    Home in 1850
    (City,County,State):
    Bennington, Wyoming, New York.

  3. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, 1860 United States Federal Census
    about Henry Ralph
    Name:
    Henry Ralph

    Age in 1860:
    32

    Birth Year:
    abt 1828

    Birthplace:
    New York

    Home in 1860:
    Bennington, Wyoming, New York

    Gender:
    Male

    Post Office:
    Bennington

    Value of real estate:
    View image

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    John Loomis
    39


    Julia Loomis
    36


    William Teball
    20


    Ann M Rowley
    48


    Myron Rowley
    15


    Carrie Rowley
    4


    Phebe Potter
    73


    Mary Sheak
    20


    Henry Ralph
    32.
  4. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, 1870 United States Federal Census
    about Richard J Throop
    Name:
    Richard J Throop

    Estimated birth year:
    abt 1849

    Age in 1870:
    21

    Birthplace:
    New York

    Home in 1870:
    Bennington, Wyoming, New York

    Family and neighbors:
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    Race:
    White

    Gender:
    Male

    Value of real estate:
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    Post Office:
    Varysburgh.

Mary Louisa Norton1

F, b. 1853, d. 1937
     Mary Louisa Norton was born in 1853 at New York.1 Her married name was Throop.1 She married Justin Loomis Throop, son of Charles Throop and Mary Osborn Loomis, circa 1870 at New York.1 Mary Louisa Norton died in 1937 at New York.1 She was buried at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bennington, Wyoming County, New York.1

Family

Justin Loomis Throop b. 1846, d. 1901

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

Richard Josiah Throop1

M, b. 12 January 1849, d. between 1881 and 1900
FatherCharles Throop1 b. 1815, d. 28 Mar 1860
MotherMary Osborn Loomis1 b. 25 Jun 1812, d. 1884
     Richard Josiah Throop was born on 12 January 1849 at Bennington, Wyoming County, New York; 11 1860 census.1,2 He lived; N.Y.1 He was buried at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bennington, Wyoming County, New York.1 Mary, Lucy, Justin and Richard was listed as a household member living with Charles Throop on the 1850 Census at Bennington, Wyoming County, New York; 1502 1502 Charles Troup [sic] 35 male farmer 1600 NY; Mary 38 female NY; Lucy C 6 female NY attending school; Austin L 4 male NY; Richard J 1 male NY; Polly Loomis 64 female CT.3 Lucy, Justin, Richard and Florilla was listed as a household member living with Mary Osborn Throop in the 1860 Census at Bennington, Wyoming County, New York; 165 158 Mary Throop 48 female farmer 2000 500 do [NY]; Carrinnie 15 female do attending school; J Loomis 14 male do attending school; Richard J 11 male do attending school; Flavilla E 6 female do; George Loomis (73 CT) neighbor.2 Lucy, Justin and Richard was listed as a household member living with Mary Osborn Throop on the 1870 Census at Bennington, Wyoming County, New York; 55 55 Throop Mary O 57 female white keeping house 500 0 NY; Lucy M 25 female white at home NY; Justin L 24 male white farm laborer NY male over 21; Richard J 21 male white farm laborer NY male over 21.4 Richard was listed as a son in Mary Osborn Throop's household on the 1880 Census at Enumeration District 199, Bennington, Wyoming County, New York; 281 285 Throop Mary white female 68 widowed keeping house NY CT CT; Corinna white female 35 daughter single at home NY NY NY; Richard J white male 31 son single at home NY NY NY.5 Richard Josiah Throop died between 1881 and 1900 at Bennington, Wyoming County, New York.1

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, 1860 United States Federal Census
    about Henry Ralph
    Name:
    Henry Ralph

    Age in 1860:
    32

    Birth Year:
    abt 1828

    Birthplace:
    New York

    Home in 1860:
    Bennington, Wyoming, New York

    Gender:
    Male

    Post Office:
    Bennington

    Value of real estate:
    View image

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    John Loomis
    39


    Julia Loomis
    36


    William Teball
    20


    Ann M Rowley
    48


    Myron Rowley
    15


    Carrie Rowley
    4


    Phebe Potter
    73


    Mary Sheak
    20


    Henry Ralph
    32.
  3. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census
    about Charles Troup
    Name:
    Charles Troup

    Age:
    35

    Estimated birth year:
    abt 1815

    Birth Place:
    New York

    Gender:
    Male

    Home in 1850
    (City,County,State):
    Bennington, Wyoming, New York.

  4. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, 1870 United States Federal Census
    about Richard J Throop
    Name:
    Richard J Throop

    Estimated birth year:
    abt 1849

    Age in 1870:
    21

    Birthplace:
    New York

    Home in 1870:
    Bennington, Wyoming, New York

    Family and neighbors:
    View Results

    Race:
    White

    Gender:
    Male

    Value of real estate:
    View image

    Post Office:
    Varysburgh.

  5. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com, 1880 United States Federal Census
    about Mary Throop
    Name:
    Mary Throop

    Home in 1880:
    Bennington, Wyoming, New York

    Age:
    68

    Estimated birth year:
    abt 1812

    Birthplace:
    New York

    Relation to head-of-household:
    Self (Head)

    Father's birthplace:
    Connecticut

    Mother's birthplace:
    Connecticut

    Neighbors:
    View others on page

    Occupation:
    Keeping House

    Marital Status:
    Widowed

    Race:
    White

    Gender:
    Female

    Cannot read/write:

    Blind:

    Deaf and dumb:

    Otherwise disabled:

    Idiotic or insane:
    
    View image

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    Mary Throop
    68


    Corrinna Throop
    35


    Richard J. Throop
    31.

Andrew Greele1

M, b. circa 1617, d. 30 June 1697
     Andrew Greele was also known as Andrew Greeley.2 He was born circa 1617 at England; "In the Essex Court Records Vol L, page 49, there is a deposition made by Andrew Grele of Haverhill, MA, dated March 7 1691. In this deposition he says he is seventyp-four years old or thereabouts. This is the only datge to be found that give an approximate date of his birth."2,3,4 He was miller.2 He lived between 1640 and 1650 at Seabrook, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; on record Salisbury MA 1640; Haverhill, MA 1669 (Holmes Dir of Anc Heads of NE Families)
"He was an early settler of Salisbury, MA. The exact date of his arrival there, from whence he came, or from what vessel, is unknown. The town of Salisbury was granted in 1638 by the name of Merrimac, to be a plantation unto Simon Bradstreet & others. It was later named Salisbury. The name Andrew Greele first appears in 1640 in town records. Andrew settled on a part which is now included as Seabrook, NH, and built a grinding mill for corn on Kanes River. Note: During the early years of settlement, the line between NH and MA was not clearly defined- today what was considered Massachusetts may now be New Hampshire state." Find a Grave
"Andrew settled on a part which is now included in Seabrook, NH, and thereupon built a tide mill for the grinding of corn, on Kane's River, contiguous to a rock-bound island in the marsh, where, in addition thereto, he built a sawmill about 1650.2,5,3 He washad land "The town of Salisbury MA was granted in 1638, by the name of Merrimac, to be a plantation unto Simon Bradstreet and others. The year following it was incorporated by the name of Colchester, and in 1640 assumed, by direction of the General Court, the name of Salisbury. The first time the name of Andrew Greele appears on the town records is in 1640, when there appears the following record -- "16-9-1640. Granted unto Willi Sargeant six acres more or less for a planting lot lying near unto the mill between the millers lot & Andrew Grelles & so butting one end upon the mill river & ye other upon the north with the comon." on 16 November 1640 at Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.3 He married Mary Moyse at Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, say 1643.2 Soon after completion of the mill, Andrew removed to Haverhill, MA.1 Andrew Greele was taxed Extract from town records of Salisbury: "John Isley and Andrew Greele shall have power to gather up the 3 rates made for the payment of Mr. Halls farm. . .In the original rate, according to which the cow common i portioned off to see how many cows they may keep on common, Andrew Greele was 8s 10d, the largest being 1 pound 4s 4d . There were 27 inhabitants whose rate was larger, and 47 whose rate was smaller, than Andrew Greele." on 6 January 1659 at Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.6 He witnessed the education of Benjamin Greele in March 1691 at Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts; While living at Haverhill [Andrew] went bonds for his son Benjamin, who, dying, leaving his debts unpaid, his father was obligated to sell his property in Haverhill, and in Mafrch 1691, he returned to Salisbury, and went to live with his son Andrew, and there spent the rest of his life."7 Andrew Greele was a witness The deposition of Lt Jeremiah Allen aged 75 years and Elizabeth Moody aged 66 years who testify and say that about ye year 1692 Andrew Grele and his wife came down from Haverhill to their son Philip Greele in Salisbury and lived with him some considerable time all which time they were unable to do anything and were very troublesome & chargeable to their son & to his wife and died therer." Essex Sept 17 1733.8 He died on 30 June 1697 at Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts; VR; fr N. Ct. Bk.)2,3 He Settled in that part of Salisbury, Mass., which is now Seabrook, N.H. Source Greeley Gen. (Greeley A.) Andrew Greele, the emigrant ancestor, was an early settler in Salisbury, Mass. The exact time of his arrival there, from whence he came, or in what vessel, is unknown. The town of Salisbury, Mass., was granted in 1638, by the name of Merrimac, to be a plantation unto Simon Bradstreet and others. The year following it was incorporated by the name of Colchester, and in 1640 assumed, by direction of the General Court, the name of Salisbury. The first time the name of Andrew Greele appears on the town records is 1640, when there appears the following record 16-9-1640 Granted unto Willi Sargent six acres more or less for a planting lot lying near unto the mill between the millers lot and Andrew Grelies & so butting one and upon the mill river and ye other upon the north with the common. Andrew settled on a part which is now included in Seabrook, N.H., and thereupon built a tide mill for the grinding of corn, on Kane's River, contiguous to a rock-bound island in the marsh, where, in addition thereto, he built a sawmill about 1650. Tradition gives the date of the erection of the sawmill as 1650, but the following deed would seem to prove that it was erected and in operation previous to 1655 (Old Norfolk County Recs, Vol I, p. 47) -- Beee it known unto all men by these present yt I, Jno Sanders of ye town of Newberry in ye Co of Essex in N.E., yeoman for & in consideration of ye full some of fower pound & three thousand of board upon bill vpnder ye hand & seals of Andrew Greele of Salsberry in the Co of Norfolke, Shoomaker & fower pound & three thousand foot of board already received a full satisfaction & for other god & lawful conseracon me therunto moveing have bargained & sold & do by these presents clearly bargain & sell unto the said Andrew Greely a great Lott of upland containing y estimacon forty acres more or less lying under ye South side of Mr. Batts Hill, as also a meddow Lott lying in a Cove ate the hither end of ye great meadows Incompased with ye greet neck of Mr. Dowes Rie Lott & butting uppon ye S.W. side of Mr. Willi Worcesters Meadow Lott in yt & in yt upon a y cell of meadow belonging unto Robert Pike, boyht of me the said John Sanders. To have & to hold the sayd Lott of upland & the said Lott of meadow lying with in the bound of Salsbury aforesaid, unto ye said Andrew Greele, his heirs & assyns foreber. In wittness whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand & seale this fourth of August 1655. John Sanders. Witness - Thos Bradbury, Richard Wells This mill was occupied and run by three distinct individuals, each by the name of Andrew Grele, for more than a century, and until 1747, when Andrew (3) sold and conveyed the right to Jonathan Walton. Soon after completion of the mill, Andrew (1) removed to Haverhill, MA About the year 1700 Andre (2) received Robt Smith as a partner in the mill business, and in 1701 they built a corduroy road, so called, about one quarter of a mile long from said island to the lower falls of said river, on which they constructed a set of new mills. About 1725 Smith sold his right to Joseph Dow, who sold the same to Samuel Walton, Jan 21, 1728-29. Andrew (3) sold his right and share in said mills, together with the homestead and certain other real estate which was of his father, to Jona. Walton, July 14, 1747, from which time the name of Greele disappeared from the records of Seabrook, NH for more than sixty years. All of the children of the thre successive generations of Andrew Greeles were born ont he old homestead, which consisted of about three acres of land and two sets of buildings thereon. The following extracts from the town records of Salsbury would indicate that Andrew took an active part in the business of the town - At a meeting of the townsmen ye 28 of ye 4th 1672 it as ordered Mr. Saml Winsley William Osgood John Clough ----- Barnet, Sam ffellow Andrew Greele John Dickerson William Buswell shall divide that common meadow which is given equally & be divided to the townsmen inhabitants according to their former grant 26-11-1651 They shall have for their pay 2s 6d per day. 1652-4-28 Same parties appointed to didivde the comon according to their disgresion 1-12-1652 At a general meeting of the Town of Salsbury, Tho Bradbury Tho Macy John Ilsley Andrew Greele & Jono Gyll are chosen to order the planting and prudential affairs of the said town for ye year ensuing executing the disposing of uplands & meadow & timber & erecting of buildings. 21-12-1652 Ata general meeting of ye town of Salsbury it was ordered that Wiliam Osgood & Andrew Greele shall have all the rite wch the towne has in ye point of uppland wth lies between Tho Barnett & Jno Hoyts meddow att ye head of ye towne creek provided no man bee hindered for carting hay over it. Andrew was also chosen constable. 23-11-1653 ordered that Andrew Greele John Clough & Josiah Cobham with one of ye lottlayers shal measure the beach comon & the other division & to lay it out according to ye grants & shall be paid for same 2.6 per day Also yt Andrew Greele shall be added to Saml ffellows about ye exchange of a little ground wch Richard Currier ----- planting lott uppon Merrimack River & to finish the same. Also it was ordered that Andre Greele shall be joyned with Mr. Saml Winsley in ye stead of Abraham Morrill to lay out the tract of land towards ye fferry according to the grant. 27-12-1653 Andrew Greele was chosen constable for the year ensuing to begin att Salsbury court next. 14-1-1653 In a list of names of those whom the mowing of ye Beach comon is divided with, number of their Lotts & quantity of their proportion. No 36 is Andrew Greele 2 A 100 R. 29-11-1654 ordered that the lott layers with Mr. Andrew Greele shall aly out and bound that six acres of land uppon the eastermost Island by Merrimack River side in Mr. Hooks range wch the town doth require for the use of ye fishery. 11-12-1655. Andrew Greele one of the planting & prudential committee. 11-12-1656 Orderd that William Buswell & Andrew Greele shall divide the neck of land towards ye ferrie according too a towne order bearing date 23-12-1651 Also it was ordered that John Clough shall b added to William Buswell & Andrew Greele & with the two have power to cound out ye towns swamp in ye neck toward the ferry, that ye rest may be layed out accordiing to the above order. 11-12-1658 Andrew Greele on prudential committee 15-10-1659 Andrew Greele one of committee to lay out 500 A - Payment 1d for every acre. 6 Jan'y 1659 John Ilsley & Andrew Greele shall have power to gather up the 3 rates made for the payment of Mr. Halls farm & in case of any man refusing to pay his proportion in kind according to covenant unto the said John Ilsley & Andrew Greele. Allowign for ye transportation of their pay to Boston or Charlestown & standing to ye adventure of the Sea shall be freed from any damage thaat may arise bgy any suites upon the bonds made to Samul Hale for ye payment for ye sd affair. In the original rate, according to which the cow common is portioned off to see how many cows they may keep on common, Andrew Greele was 8s, 10d, the largest being 1 pound 4 s 4 d. There were 27 inhabitants whose rate was larger, and 47 whose rate was smaller, than Andrew Greele. 25-12-1660 Orderd that Andrew Greele & John Islsly shall have power to strayne for ye forbearance as well as ye principle Rate du for Mr. Halls farm. 17 Jany 1661 orderd that Andre Greele & William Buswell shall with the first opportunity measure all the meadows & marsh lying & bordering upon the Cow comon & view it & make report to the town & shall have due satisfaction for the pains therein Feb 12, 1661 Andrew Greele shall be joined with William Buswell the lot layer to lay out the five acres of swamp granted to Mr. Tho Bradbury towards ye ferrie 24-12-1661 orderd to divide the land between ye River y comes from the new meadows & the Mill River to the head thereof and Andrew received the 35th lot of 3 score acres. Proprietors of Cow Comons Andrew Greele received 3 A (1st div) 57 A (2d div). 24 March 1661 division cow common Andrew Greele received 50 A (1st div) 63 A (2d div). Last of June 1662 Ordered that Andrw Greele William Buswell & Henry Brown shall forth lay out one of the divisons of the meadow & marsh lying in the cow comon ie the sweepage of it to every townsman his proportion according to the stent of ye cowes in ye sd comon. 16 Nov 1662 ordered that there shall be about 20 acres of that meadow which is comonly called the elders cove allotted unto ye perpetual use of the ministry of ye old town of Salbsury to be layd ojut & proportioned for ye conveniency of ground & fencing by John Clough, Andrew Greele & Wm Buswell. 2-11-1662 ordered that Capt Bradbury John Severeance & Andrew Greele shall have powe to buy ye widdow Morrills house & house lott at ye old town for ye use of the ministry & to satisfy her for it either in ye towns land or otheways as shall in their judgment be best for the town out of the towns estate. 27 Jany 1662 orderd that Andrew Greele shall agree with some men in behalf of ye town for ye setting up the fence of the lott bought of goody Morrill for the use of the ministry. Also it was orderd that goodman Osgood & Andre Greele shall bring in a draft of the land to be layd out to the townsmen above the mill betwixt ye River & an estimate of ye quantity into ye next meeting of ye town wch is to be this day fortnight by 9 oclock in ye morning & then ye town is to order how th lotts shall lie & each man to draw his lot. Mch 10, 1662-3 orderd that Wm Buswell & Andre Greele shall go uppon Perambulation with Hampton men this 1st or 2nd mo according to law. 22 6-1663 Andrew Greele was chosen to ad to ye prudential men about ye contrey rate for ye town e of Salsbury 29 Dec 1663 Wm Buswell, Sam Winsley Edward Gove Andre Greele Joseph Fletcher shall forthwith lay out last div of lott above the mill. Also orderd Andrew Greeley shall have his pportion of ye 500 acres granted by the town at ye NE end of ye widdow Morrills land toward ye burnt bridge; pvided it be there to be had after ye farmes be layd out; he laying down that wch was layd out to him in refference to ye sd 500 acres toward ye mill. 2-12-1663 Andrew Greele appointed prudential man 27 Dec 1664, Capt Thos Bradbury, Cornet John Severrance John Ilsley & Andre Greele with those deputed by the new town vix Richard Currier John Joyt Sr & John Colby shall be a committee to take an account of what has been expended bgy the town in general for the settling of the ministry since Mr. Worcester's decease and to present it to the town to be by them recorded. At a meeting of the prudential mean 22 April 1665 Andrew Greele, Capt Robert Pike and Wm Buswell were chosen to go upon perambulation with Hampton Men about the line which runs from Mr. Batchelder's marked tre to Hampton rivers mouth and to mark out ye sd Bounds agreeed upon between us. There was considerable difficulty regarding the line of the bounds of Hampton, or virtually the line betwwen New hampshire and Massachusetts, and committees were several time apoointed to lay out the lines, as will be seen by reference to the records of the Province of New Hampshire under date of May 27, 1652; May 28, 1653; Col Records Vol III, page 379; May 14, 1656; Col Recoreds Vol IV, page 226; March 22, 1656; Col Records, Vol. III, pages 108, 109; Oct 23, 1657; Col. Recoreds Vol. IV, page 316. 31 Jan 1666. Orderd taht Andrew Greele, Wm Buswell & Wymond Bradbury shall with the first conveniency view the meadow the whole cow common & return made Feb 1, 1666. At a meeting of Selectmen of Salsbury 18 Mch 1668-9, Will Buswell Andrw Greele and John Stevens were chosen a committee to meet with the Hampton men, the 29th of this present month, to join with them for the perfecting the line between the said towne running from Mr. Batchelder's marked tree, unto Haverill bounds, and what they or any tow of them shall conclude about the said line, we do hereby on the behalf of the said town of Salsbury ratify & confirm. 16 Apr 1669 Capt Pike and Andrew Greele were chosen on behalf of the town to answer to a suit commenced against the said town by Edward Gove or othewwise to commpound & agree with ye sd Gove concerning ye sd action. 17-10-1668-9 Andrew Greele allowed 7 days work as lot layer at one shiling per day. At a general meeting orderd Wm Osgood Andrew Greele John Clough have full power to farm and lay out the cow common Mch 13, 1670-71 In 1677 he was appointed to view and seal leather. As giving a little idea of his financial standing, the records say that Dec 25, 1650 Wm Webster made a tax rate for Salsbury, the whole amount of taxes being 30 pounds. The highest single tax was 1 pounds 3 s, and Andrew's share was six shillings. The inhabitants of Haverhill, about 1665, seem to have been much troubled for want of sufficient mill accomodations, as the town records of that date say 'that taking into consideration that the corn mill now in Haverill is not sufficient to answer the towns end for to grind the towns corn,' a committee was appointed to treat with John Osgood and Andrew Greele, the owners of the mill, 'to know whether they will maintain a sufficient mill or mills for to answer the end of the town.' In case the owners should refuse or neglect to do it, the committee were empowered 'to agree with any other men that will build and maintaina sufficient mill or mills that will answer the end of the town for to grind the towns corn sufficiently.' This action on the part of the town had the desired effect. An agreement was entered into with the committee by Bartholomew Heath and Andrew Greele to the following effect 'First to repair the mill that now is by Sept next & if this mill proves insufficient to answer the towns end, then to build another by Sept following; and so to keep and maintain from time to time a sufficient corn mill or mills, suitable for all so ts of grain that the inhabitants of Haverill shall have occasion to grind. And also to kep a sufficeint skilful miller or millers such as the town shal approve of from time to time; and further do engage to provide good millstones, and convenient room for the laying of the bags, with sufficient housing with lock & key. And also we do engage not to grind for any other town or towns to the hindrance of the inhabitants of Haverill.' In consideration of the above, the town agreed that Heath and Greele should 'have so much privilege of the land in the road on both sides of the brook at the end of Michael Emerson's lot as may be convenient to set another mill on or any other place on the towns land. And also we do engage that no other man shall set up a m ll or mills upon any land that is the towns with any order from the town.' The agreement was dated Nov 4, 1665. The town still continued to be troubled about a corn mill, as will be seen by the following record of a special town meeting held Sep 17 1669 'This meeting being warned to take some order about a corn mill, the town being wholly destitute of any, Andrew Greele in whose hands the mill was, being about to carry on a mill at the Wast meadow river, upon the motion & desire of the town, did pro ise to to take the frame down at the little river and bring it uo and raise it at the place where the former mill was; (on MIll Brook) many of the inhabitants at the same time promising to allow him freely some help towards the taking the frame down & raising it again.' At the town meeting in 1675, Michael Emerson was chosen 'to view and seal all leather' in the town. IN 1677 he 'complained,' and Andrew Greele was joined with him. What he complained of is not known, but the probability is that the duties were not very pleasant, and that he adopted the modern remedy, division of responsibility. At the town meeting in 1683 the subject of corn mill accomodations again came up, and we find the following, 'The town being sensible of their great suffering for want of another mill to grind their corn, the mill of Andrew Greele's not being able to supply them or to grind their corn as it ought to be done did send to Andre Greele to trat with him & propos d to him the building of another who then did refuse to accept of the proposition and declared before the town that he knew there was a necessity for the town to have another corn mill & that he was not at all agaisnt their having of one set up, provided it be set upon any other brook or stream & not uon that brook which his mill stands upon.' In 1696 the town gave Samuel Currier and Joseph Greele permission to build a gristmill at East Meadow River, and allowed them ten acres of land for their accommodation and encouragement. They did not, however, build that year, but did soon after. It was located about one fouth of a mile from the mouth of the stream. In 1669 the following vote was passed at town meeting 'The town, by a major vote, did make choice of Andrew Greele Sen to keep the ferry at Haverill; provieed he will agree and carry over the Inhabitants of that town, and the inhabitants of the town of Merrimack (Bradford) over agaisnt us, for three pen e an horse, and a penny a man; and that he will carry all ministers over free that come upon visitation to us, and in particualr Mr. Symmes, & that, if the inhabitants of the town over agaisnt us do come over to meet with us on the sabbath days they shall have the free use of the ferry boat, or boats, for the occasion without paying anyting.' They also stipulated that he should pay the former ferry man (Mr. Simonds) forty shillings. Mr. Symmes was the Rev. Zachariah Symmes, minister at Bradford, MA. While living at Haverhill he went bonds for his son Benjamin, who, dying, leaving his debts unpaid, his father was obliged to sell his property at Haverhill, and in March 1691 he returned to Salisbury, and went to live with his son Andrew, and there he spent the remainder of his life. The following depositions are on file in the Essex County records - Haverill, Sep 12, 1733 Joseph Greeley aged 80 years testifieth and saith that about fourty years ago I the deponent with my father Andrew Greele was bound to Simon Wainwright of Haverill for a certain sum of money which my Brother Benjamin Breele owed him ye sd Wainwright; which after my Brothers decease the sd Wainwright came upon my father and my selfe for the payment of the aforesd debt and my father could not pay the dedbt but was forced to sell his house which was a doble house and corn mill and about four acres of land in haveril to the said wainwright for to discharge my brothers debts. Joseph Greele. Joseph Peasley of Haverill aged 87 years deposeth that about 40 years ago or upwards Benjamin Greele of Haverill was sued by Capt S. Wainwright for debt and the deponent understood in the time of it that his father Andre Greele with his brother Joseph became bound for said debt and some time after the death of the said Benjamin Greele Capt Wainwright sued the said Andrew Greele and Joseph Greele for the said debt and the said Andrew Greele did sell his dwelling hosue and land and corn mill to Capt W to dischg the sd debt as the said Andre Greele informed him at the time. Haverill Sept 18, 1733. Joseph Peaslee. While living at Haverhill he gave his son Joseph what he probably thought would be his share of his estate, as the following deed shows - Ipswich deeds, vol. 5, p. 543. IAndre Greele of Haverill upon Merrimack in New England in consideration of my love & affection unto my son Joseph Greele & for his accomodation in order to his settlement & future likelyhood in the world as & in ye way of a portion (in part if not in whole) out of my estae which I design at present to settle upon him I ye sd Andre doo hereby freely give grand bequeath & alienate & confirm to & upon himn ye said Joseph my said son those two pieces o land whih ly in Haverill aforesaid on ye Eastward side of ye River called theEast Meadow River between ye said River & land of John Shaddock containing by estimation & deeds of my purchase twenty one acres viz fourteen acres purchaed of Mary ye relct of William Doak & Nicholas Smith of Exeter her husband at ye time of purchae which bares date April ye 16 16hd eighty & seven acres bought of Edward Clark of Haverill as will appear by his deed baring date May ye 8 16hd seventy one to have & to hold the sd two parcels of land according to ye bounds mentioned & entered on ye above sd deeds be they more or less with all ye priveletges & appurtences thereinto belonging & appertaining (which deeds I herewith deliver to my said son for the clearing of his title) to him the sd Joseph Greelee & heirs executors adminstrators & assigns forever And I the sd Andre Greelee do hereby warant this my deed of gtift to be made without any deceit & that I will by myselfe or heirs defend ye same for him the said Joseph & his heirs & assigns from all & every one that may or shall legally at any time hereafter lay any claim & in law make it out to all or any part thereof in from by or under me ye sd Andre Greele or my wife or both or either of us or our heirs executors administrotors or assigns upon acount of my former right therein. Andrew died intestate, and his son Philip was appointed administrator. In Greeley Gen, p. 10-14 are records of estate . , Greely, Grele - A place name same as Grelley or De Grelley from Greilly, France. Grele in French, slender, slim, delicate. In the Roll of Battle Abbey the name is included as coming to England with William the Conqueror. Andrew, miller, b England 1617, oln record of Salisbury MA 1640, was Haverhill, MA 1669; Nathaniel, brother of the preceding was in Salisbury MA 1649.2 An unknown person was mentioned in Philip Grele's will and is now deceased on 14 March 1717/18 at Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. A.9

Family

Mary Moyse b. s 1624, d. 24 Dec 1703
Children

Citations

  1. [S1272] George Hiram Greeley, Greely Family 1905, page 2.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S1272] George Hiram Greeley, Greely Family 1905, page 1.
  4. [S1272] George Hiram Greeley, Greely Family 1905, page 15.
  5. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Andrew Greeley.
  6. [S1272] George Hiram Greeley, Greely Family 1905, page 4.
  7. [S1272] George Hiram Greeley, Greely Family 1905, page 8.
  8. [S1272] George Hiram Greeley, Greely Family 1905, page 13.
  9. [S1272] George Hiram Greeley, Greely Family 1905, page 17.

Mary Moyse1

F, b. say 1624, d. 24 December 1703
FatherJoseph Moyse1 b. c 1600, d. a 1654
MotherHannah Folcord1 b. c 1600, d. 1655
     Mary Moyse was born say 1624 at England.1 She married Andrew Greele at Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, say 1643.1 Her married name was Greeley.1 Mary Moyse lived; MA.1 She and Joseph Moyse Neither the church nor town records of Salsibury offer any clue as to the name of Andrew 's wife before marriage, beyond the fact that her name was Mary; but the following deed recorded in the Old Norfolk County Recoreds prove conclusively that her name was Moyse. It has been published that her name was Goldwyer, and the inference was probably drawn from an old deed in Norfolk County Records, Vol II, page 231, in which Andrew mentions his brother-in-law George Goldwyer. George Goldwyer was not a brother of Andrew's wife, but he married Martha Moyse, a sister of Mary Moyse (Andrew's wife). Old Norfolk County Records - I Joseph Moys of ye town of Salisbury in ye Co of Norfolk MA, joiner, for divers good causes & considerations me thereunto moving gbut especially for and in consideration of ye natural love and affection which I have and doe bare unto my loving grandchildren Philip Grele & Andrew Grele both of the same town doe give & grant unto them my sd grandchildren all yt my sweepage lot of salt marsh now lying & being wth in ye bounds of Salsbury aforesd contg by estimation 2 A 16 r lying between the lots of Richard Goodale & John Severance. Apr 30, 1654. Apr 28, 1673 For 8 pounds Philip Greele sells his brother Andrew Greele 1/2 the sweepage lot of salt marsh in Salsbury formerly given him by his grandfather Moyse and the other half he gives his brother Andrew as a deed of gift. in 1654 at Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.1,2 Mary Moyse was a witness The deposition of Lt Jeremiah Allen aged 75 years and Elizabeth Moody aged 66 years who testify and say that about ye year 1692 Andrew Grele and his wife came down from Haverhill to their son Philip Greele in Salisbury and lived with him some considerable time all which time they were unable to do anything and were very troublesome & chargeable to their son & to his wife and died therer." Essex Sept 17 1733.3 She died on 24 December 1703 at Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.1,4

Family

Andrew Greele b. c 1617, d. 30 Jun 1697
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S1272] George Hiram Greeley, Greely Family 1905, page 15.
  3. [S1272] George Hiram Greeley, Greely Family 1905, page 13.
  4. [S1272] George Hiram Greeley, Greely Family 1905, page 1.

John Starnes1

M, b. say 1780, d. between 1819 and 1870
FatherConrad Starnes1 b. 1755, d. c 1800
MotherMargaret Brown1 b. c 1758, d. bt 1808 - 1848
     John Starnes was born say 1780 at Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.2 He living close to Jesse Starnes, Benjamin Scroggins, James Mitchell, Abraham and Jacob Brown.In tax list of Wash. County, TN 1818.1 He died between 1819 and 1870 at Washington County, Tennessee.2

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S1179] Matthews / Conner / Covey / Salts Family History, online www.saltsfamilyhistory.com.

Benjamin Thurston1

M, b. 8 May 1640, d. 10 November 1678
FatherJohn Thurston2 b. 13 Jan 1601, d. 1 Nov 1685
MotherMargaret Buck2 b. Jan 1605, d. 9 May 1662
     Benjamin Thurston was born on 8 May 1640 at Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.1 He was Farmer, Ensign under Capt. John Hull.1 He married Elizabeth Walker, daughter of Robert Walker and Sarah Leager, on 12 December 1660 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.1 Benjamin Thurston lived; MA.1 He died on 10 November 1678 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, at age 38; of smallpox.1 He was buried at Old South Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.1 He , p. 357. Benjamin, b. in Dedham, May 8, bap. July 15, 1640; m. Dec. 12, 1660, Elizabeth Walker, da. of Robert Walker of Boston, MA. He was a freeman May 3, 1665, one of the foudners of the third or 'Old South' Church in Boston, May 16, 1669, his wife also being an original member (the records of this church have the name of Margrett Thurston in 1668). In 1675, before Philip's war, the General Court made him ensign under Capt. John Hull. His special friend, Charles Just. Smal, says he died of small pox Nov. 10, 1678. 15 Jul 1640, Dedham, MA.3,1 He was Congregationalist (Old South Church, Boston.)1

Family

Elizabeth Walker b. c 1640, d. 1669
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, S J Bertram Family Tree.
  3. [S277] Brown Thurston, Thurston Genealogies 1635-1892.

Elizabeth Walker1

F, b. circa 1640, d. 1669
FatherRobert Walker1 b. 21 Feb 1608, d. 29 May 1697
MotherSarah Leager1 b. 1607, d. 21 Dec 1695
     Elizabeth Walker was born circa 1640 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.1 She married Benjamin Thurston, son of John Thurston and Margaret Buck, on 12 December 1660 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.1 Her married name was Thurston.1 Elizabeth Walker died in 1669 at Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut.2

Family

Benjamin Thurston b. 8 May 1640, d. 10 Nov 1678
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, S J Bertram Family Tree.

Joseph S Stewart1

M, b. 6 July 1753, d. 15 April 1822
FatherJoseph Stewart2 b. c 1727, d. 1759
MotherJane Wilson2 b. 18 Mar 1730, d. bt 1758 - 1820
     Joseph Steward From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedi
Joseph Steward (July 6, 1753, Upton, MA – April 15, 1822, Hartford, CT) was an American minister, portrait painter and museum curator.
Joseph Steward was born on July 6, 1753, the son of Joseph and Jane (Wilson) Steward of Upton, MA. He attended Dartmouth College, graduating in 1780. Under the guidance of Reverend Doctor Levi Hart of Preston, CT, he continued his divinity studies and was licensed to preach in 1786. However, before long, he became seriously ill and was unable to maintain the parish he had been assigned to in Newport, RI. It is not known for certain what ailment Steward had, but one source suggests it was bronchitis.[1] He remained in Newport for two years while being nursed back to health. In 1788, he moved to Hampton, CT to fill in for the town’s reverend, Samuel Moseley, who had recently become gravely ill. While there, Steward met Sarah Moseley, the reverend's daughter, and they were married on May 31, 1789. They had four children: Sally (Sarah) born in 1790, Joseph (1792), Mariah (1796), and Anna (1799).
Steward continued to fill in for the elder Moseley, but attempts to find him a permanent placement within the parish were prevented by his continuing poor health.[2]
Hartford years[edit]
Soon after Mariah’s birth, the family moved to Hartford, CT. In 1797 Steward became a Deacon of the First Church of Hartford, a position he held until his death. In 1799, he joined with Reverends Nathan Strong and Abel Flint to compile a hymnal titled The Hartford Selection of Hymns. The book was very successful and went through eight editions by 1821.[3]
He died on April 15, 1822 at the age of 69. He was survived by his wife Sarah and his daughters, Sarah and Anna. He is buried in the North Cemetery in Hartford, CT (Section F, Lot 452).
Painter[edit]



Eleazar Wheelock
Steward was a largely self-taught artist, although he may have studied with Jonathan Trumbull in the fall of 1792, during Trumbull's brief residency in Hartford. Steward is known to have been painting portraiture on a regular basis by 1788. He did not, however, always paint from life. There are many examples of him copying other works.
In 1793 he was commissioned by Dartmouth College to create full length portraits of John Phillips, a soon-to-be retired member of the college’s board, and Eleazar Wheelock, the school’s founder. The portraits were not completed until August 1796. This was his largest and best documented commission. That same year, he opened a “Painting Room" in the State House. The Connecticut General Assembly had given him permission to use a room in the newly completed capitol’s third floor as a painting studio.
Few of his works appear to be extant or available for public viewing, and many of those are only tentatively identified as his, based on style.
Museum of Natural & Other Curiosities[edit]



The Old State House, Hartford
In June 1797, he opened a museum in his Painting Room. He regularly used newspaper advertising to solicit donations for the museum, thank contributors, and promote his displays. His collection included portraits, wax works, and other curiosities, man-made as well as natural. His natural curiosities included a dwarf cow, a two-headed calf and a "sagacious" goat.
By 1808, his collection had outgrown the space available at the Old State House, so he acquired the Talcott Mansion, built in 1725 by Governor Joseph Talcott (1724-1741) and moved his museum there. It was open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. “except the evening before and after the sabbath”. The building stood until 1900 when the property was sold by the Moseley family and the building razed. [4]
After Steward’s death in 1822 the museum was relocated to 131 State Street, Hartford.[5] It reopened in the new location on January 6, 1824 and Charles Dickerson became its proprietor. He was succeeded in 1832 by Caleb Wright. The collection remained intact until at least 1840. Some objects from the museum, including a number of portraits, were donated to the Connecticut Historical Society, which used them to recreate the museum at the Old State House.
References[edit]

Jump up ^ Harlow, Thompson R. “The Life and Trials of Joseph Steward.” The Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin 46.4 (1981): 97-164.
Jump up ^ Larned, Ellen M. History of Windham County Connecticut 1760-1880. 1880. Ed. Leigh Grossman. Pomfret: Swordsmith Productions, 2000.
Jump up ^ Harlow, Thompson R. “Joseph Steward and the Hartford Museum.” ‘’The Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin’’ 18.1-2 (1953): 2-16.
Jump up ^ Harlow “The Life and Trials of Joseph Steward.”
Jump up ^ Harlow “Joseph Steward and the Hartford Museum.”
External links[edit]

American Folk Art Museum: Early Portraits
Damned Connecticut:Joseph Steward’s Museum of Natural and Other Curiosities
Bibliography[edit]

French, Henry Willard. ‘’Art and Artists in Connecticut’’. Boston: Lee & Shepard, Pub. 1879.
Harlow, Thompson R. “The Life and Trials of Joseph Steward.” ‘’The Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin’’ 46.4 (1981): 97-164.
Harlow, Thompson R. “Joseph Steward and the Hartford Museum.” ‘’The Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin’’ 18.1-2 (1953): 2-16.
Harlow, Thompson R., "The versatile Joseph Steward, portrait painter and museum proprietor." ‘’The Magazine ANTIQUES’’, vol. 121, no. 1 (January 1982), pp. 303-311.
Walker, George Leon. ‘’History of the First Church in Hartford’’. Hartford: Brown & Gross, 1884. 368.
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Privacy policyAbout WikipediaDisclaimersContact WikipediaDevelopersMobile viewWikimedia Foundation Powered by MediaWiki.3 Joseph S Stewart was also known as Joseph Steward.2 He was born on 6 July 1753 at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts; VR Births p. 51.1 He was portrait painter; silouette maker (folk art.)2 He married Sarah Moseley at Hampton, Windham County, Connecticut, on 31 May 1789.1 Joseph S Stewart died on 15 April 1822 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, at age 68.2 He A 'Benjamin Stewart' is listed in Upton in 1735. Could this be the father of Joseph and Susannah?-- see 1735 map of Upton in back of Upton's Heritage. Upton's Heritage, pgs. 85-87 -- 'Joseph Steward, whose portraits hang in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, at Old Sturbridge Village, at Dartmouth College, and in the Abby Rockefeller Folk Art Collection at Williamsburg, VA, among other places, was b in Upton on July 6, 1 53, son of Joseph and Jane (Wilson) Steward. Nothing much is known about his boyhood or about his family until his graduation from Dartmouth in 1780. He apparently was granted a license to preach in Newport, RI, but was forced to give up his ministry because of debilitating bronchitis. AFter two and a half years under nursing care, he turned up in Hampton, CT, where he filled in as pastor for Rev. Samuel Mosely, who had become paralyzed and was being nursed by his daughter Sarah. On May 31, 1789, she married Steward, who at this time still gave his home as Upton. The marriage was performed by Sarah's father. The Stewards moved to Hartford where Joseph set up shop as a portrait painter and a silhoutte painter. He also developed a museum featuring arts and curios. He charged twelve and a half cents for a profile likeness if subjects visited his museum, where he charged a small fee, and twenty-five cents for those who did not visit the museum. Although Steward's work was not greatly esteemed in his lifetime, his portraits today are considered fine examples of American folk art. The Connecticut Historical Society gave an exhibition of his work in 1953. Later, from November 2, 1981, to January 31, 1982, a greatly enlarged collection of his work was exhibited at this society. Fifty-two paintings by Steward were in the exhibit, including portraits of George Washington, Eleazar Wheelock, founder and first president of Dartmouth; John Philips, founder of Phillips Exeter Academy; and Gen. Nathaniel Greene, of Revolutionary War fame. Steward advertised in 1801 that he could furnish portraits of certain famous persons. They were listed as John Adams, president of the United States; Thomas Jefferson, vice-president; Jonathan Trumbell, Connecticut governor; Benjamin Franklin; Bonaparte, first consul of the French Republic and Jean Paul Marat. Steward died on April 15, 1822, in Hartford, after a long illness. There is no indication that he ever had any inkling that 150 years after his death he would still be remembered for his art.' Stewart Clan Magazine, May 1933 (B287) - 'was left fatherless at the age of 6 years. After he was 14 he chose Asa Partridge as guardian, Nov 13, 1770. He was education at Dartmouth College and after his graduation he became a preacher. He married in Hampton, CT May 31, 1789, Sarah Mosely, youngest daughter of Rev. Samuel Mosely of Hampton. Rev. Samuel Mosely died July 26, 1791 in Hampton. Rev. Joseph Steward was living in Hartford, CT in 1797 when he was chosen deacon of the First Church. He seems to ahve been a painter, but we have no information about his children, if he had any. He died in Hartford Apr 16, 1822, aged 69. graduated Dartmouth 1780.2

Family

Sarah Moseley b. 1 Apr 1759, d. 22 Feb 1833
Child

Citations

  1. [S1205] Betty Andrews Storey, Andrews J desc 2009, 94 of 3037.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S128] Wikipedia, online http://en.wikipedia.org
  4. [S128] Wikipedia, online http://en.wikipedia.org, Joseph Steward.

Sarah Moseley1

F, b. 1 April 1759, d. 22 February 1833
     Sarah Moseley was born on 1 April 1759 at Windham, Windham County, Connecticut; dau of Samuel Mosely and Mary Gaylor Clarks, Widow.2,3 She married Joseph S Stewart at Hampton, Windham County, Connecticut, on 31 May 1789.2 As of 31 May 1789,her married name was Stewart.2 Her married name was Steward.1 Sarah Moseley died on 22 February 1833 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, at age 73.3

Family

Joseph S Stewart b. 6 Jul 1753, d. 15 Apr 1822
Child

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S1205] Betty Andrews Storey, Andrews J desc 2009, 94 of 3037.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Huffer Family Tree.
  4. [S128] Wikipedia, online http://en.wikipedia.org, Joseph Steward.

Lucy Ann Day1

F, b. 18 May 1848, d. 13 March 1910
     Lucy Ann Day was born on 18 May 1848 at Indiana.1 Her married name was Wright.1 She married Levi Clay Wright, son of West Lee Wright and Nancy Wright, say 1865 at Indiana.1 Lucy Ann Day died on 13 March 1910 at Indiana at age 61.1

Family

Levi Clay Wright b. 31 Aug 1844, d. 15 Sep 1929

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

Elizabeth M "Lizzie" Cook1

F, b. August 1860, d. 24 July 1918
     Elizabeth M "Lizzie" Cook was born in August 1860 at Kentucky.2,1 She married Warren Wright at Indiana in 1881.3,4 As of 1881,her married name was Wright.2 Elizabeth M "Lizzie" Cook died on 24 July 1918 at New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana, at age 57.2,5

Family

Warren Wright b. Aug 1856, d. bt 1931 - 1940

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Wright Family Tree.
  2. [S257] Lillie Elizabeth Wright Lane White, Genealogy of Richard Wright and Descendants.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Genealogy of he Wright family, by Lillie Wright, p. 74 (75 of 162 in digitized edition).
  4. [S148] 1900 United States Census, online www.ancestry.com, about Elizabeth M Wright.
  5. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Mary Lizzie Wright.

Daniel Thurston1

M, b. 16 October 1804, d. 13 November 1871
FatherJohn Thurston1 b. 14 Nov 1759, d. 10 May 1847
MotherLydia Fletcher1 b. 2 Mar 1769, d. 25 Jan 1842
     Daniel Thurston was born on 16 October 1804 at Chester, Windsor County, Vermont.1,2 He married Mary Porter at Vermont on 6 September 1831.1,3 Daniel Thurston died on 13 November 1871 at Brookfield, Linn County, Missouri, at age 67.4

Family

Mary Porter b. 5 Jul 1807, d. 12 Apr 1886

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S434] Brown Thurston, Thurston 1880 Genealogies.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Thurston Family Tree.
  4. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Mehetabe Thurston Field.

Mary Porter1

F, b. 5 July 1807, d. 12 April 1886
     Mary Porter was born on 5 July 1807 at Benson, Rutland County, Vermont.2 She married Daniel Thurston at Vermont on 6 September 1831.1,2 As of 6 September 1831,her married name was Thurston.1 Mary Porter died on 12 April 1886 at Washington County, New York, at age 78.2

Family

Daniel Thurston b. 16 Oct 1804, d. 13 Nov 1871

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Thurston Family Tree.

Daniel Thurston1

M, b. 25 September 1695, d. 20 March 1738
FatherThomas Thurston1 b. 11 Feb 1658, d. 15 Dec 1704
MotherEsther Clark1 b. 12 Mar 1670, d. 8 Jul 1713
     Daniel Thurston was born on 25 September 1695 at Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.1 He married Deborah Pond at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, on 11 February 1720.2 Daniel Thurston died on 20 March 1738 at Wrentham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, at age 42.2

Family

Deborah Pond b. 13 Sep 1693, d. 22 Oct 1742

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Ancestry One World Tree.

Deborah Pond1

F, b. 13 September 1693, d. 22 October 1742
     Deborah Pond was born on 13 September 1693 at Wrentham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.2 She married Daniel Thurston at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, on 11 February 1720.2 As of 11 February 1720,her married name was Thurston.2 Deborah Pond died on 22 October 1742 at Wrentham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, at age 49.2

Family

Daniel Thurston b. 25 Sep 1695, d. 20 Mar 1738

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Ancestry One World Tree.

David Burroughs Thurston1

M, b. 8 October 1829, d. 30 September 1883
FatherWilliam Calvert Thurston1 b. 17 Mar 1796, d. 1 Jun 1883
MotherPhilena Burroughs1 b. 1796, d. 18 Jan 1881
     David Burroughs Thurston was born on 8 October 1829 at Heuvelton, Saint Lawrence County, New York.1 He married Mary Elizabeth Griffin at Saint Lawrence County, New York, on 27 September 1853.1,2,3 David Burroughs Thurston and Mary Elizabeth Griffin immigrated in 1870 to West Point, Cuming County, Nebraska; where he "lives on his rents;" is "a liberalist in belief, considers nature all."2 David Burroughs Thurston was occup1 boot, shoe, harness and tanning business at Heuvelton, Saint Lawrence County, New York.2 He died on 30 September 1883 at Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska, at age 53.1,3

Family

Mary Elizabeth Griffin b. 11 Mar 1832, d. 6 Feb 1912
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S434] Brown Thurston, Thurston 1880 Genealogies.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, k.e. thurston family tree.

Mary Elizabeth Griffin1

F, b. 11 March 1832, d. 6 February 1912
FatherNathan Ford Giffin2 b. 6 Dec 1805, d. 12 Sep 1891
MotherMary S Galloway2 b. 6 Jun 1813, d. 16 Jan 1863
     Mary Elizabeth Griffin was born on 11 March 1832 at Saint Lawrence County, New York.2,3 She married David Burroughs Thurston at Saint Lawrence County, New York, on 27 September 1853.1,2,3 Her married name was Thurston.1 Mary Elizabeth Griffin and David Burroughs Thurston immigrated in 1870 to West Point, Cuming County, Nebraska; where he "lives on his rents;" is "a liberalist in belief, considers nature all."2 Mary Elizabeth Griffin died on 6 February 1912 at Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, at age 79.3

Family

David Burroughs Thurston b. 8 Oct 1829, d. 30 Sep 1883
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S434] Brown Thurston, Thurston 1880 Genealogies.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, k.e. thurston family tree.

David Thurston1

M, b. 20 November 1693, d. 20 March 1738
FatherThomas Thurston1 b. 11 Feb 1658, d. 15 Dec 1704
MotherEsther Clark1 b. 12 Mar 1670, d. 8 Jul 1713
     David Thurston was born on 20 November 1693 at Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.1 He died on 20 March 1738 at Wrentham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, at age 44.2

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Minnis Family Tree.

Catherine Inyart1

F, b. 1814, d. 26 November 1888
     Catherine Inyart was born in 1814 at Kentucky.2 Her married name was Wright.1 She lived; 7 m south of Sumner, IL.1 She married Emsley Wright, son of James Benjamin Wright Sr and Elizabeth "Betsy" Sears, on 21 January 1833 at Monroe County, Indiana.3 Catherine Inyart died on 26 November 1888 at Lukin, Lawrence County, Illinois.3

Family

Emsley Wright b. 1811, d. 13 Sep 1854
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Ancestry One World Tree.
  3. [S730] Descendants of Richard Wright (Arkin 2004), online http://www.webring.org/l/rd?ring=wright;id=4;url=http%3A%2F%2Ffreepages%2Egenealogy%2Erootsweb%2Eancestry%2Ecom%2F%7Eherbarkin%2F.

Eleazer Thurston1

M, b. 24 April 1662, d. between 1663 and 1690
FatherBenjamin Thurston1 b. 8 May 1640, d. 10 Nov 1678
MotherElizabeth Walker1 b. c 1640, d. 1669
     Eleazer Thurston was born on 24 April 1662 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.1 He died between 1663 and 1690 at Massachusetts.

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.