a history of the north society of Middletown, Ct.
from 1650 to 1800
with genealogical and biographical chapters
on early families.

Charles Collard Adams
New York: Grafton Press, 1908.


[transcribed by Coralynn Brown ]

The Parish Register of Rowington, County Warwick. England, contains this record under the year 1624: " The 4th of January John Kerbe the son of Humphrey Kerbe was baptized."

John Kirby1, was registered as "Jo Kerbie aged 12 years," on the passenger list of the Hopewell, Captain Babb, Master, which sailed Sep tember 11, 1635, from. London, Eng., for New England. In 1643, he was registered in Plymouth, Mass., as "able to hear arms." It is supposed that Richard Kirby of Sandwich, Mass., and Joseph Kirby of Hartford were his relatives. Before April, 1645, John Kirby had become a resident of Hartford, Conn., for in that year he and Seth Grant contracted to herd the cattle. In 1647 he resided in Wethersfield, Conn., as the town records give the "ear marks" of his cattle. In 1654 he had settled " north of the rivulet," later known as " Middletown Upper Houses," on what is known as Pleasant street in the present village of Cromwell, the Upper Houses having been set apart in 1851 as the town of Cromwell. On this street he lived and died. He was made a free-man by the General Court of Connecticut in May, 1658. He d. Apr., 1677, leaving a will made on April 6th and an estate valued at £551. This will and the inventory are printed in full in "The Kirbys of New England," by the Rev. M. E. Dwight, D. D., to whom the compiler of this chapter is much indebted. He owned twenty-four parcels of land, comprising 1068 acres. The homestead included a house, barn, and two and one half acres, on what is known as Pleasant street in the village of Cromwell. He had sold a part of the original homestead to his son-in-law, David Sage, who resided next south of him. His "nine bibles=3-0-0," are the only books named in his inventory. His wife Elizabeth, it is supposed, was Elizabeth Hinds. She married (2) Abraham Randall of Windsor, Conn., outlived her second husband, and died 1697. She deeded the homestead of two and one-half acres to Samuel2 Stocking, son of the settler. The numbers 'given here are the same as in the Kirby genealogy. (* This chapter is taken mainly from " The Kirbys of New England.")
Children :
  • Mary2. b. 1644, probably in Hartford, Conn.; m. Emanuel Buck.
  • Elizabeth, b. Sept. 8, 1646, Hartford, Conn. ; in. David Sage. (See the Sage Family.)
  • Hannah, b. Mar. 2, 1649, Wethersfield, Conn. ; m. (1) Thomas Andrews ; m. (2) Alexander Rollo.
  • John, b. Dec. 18, 1651; Wethersfield, Conn. ; killed by Indians, 1676, on the road between Upper Houses and Wethersfield. The Colonial Records state that an investigation was held by the authorities in August, 1676. Menowniett being examined was asked "who killed the man between Middletown and Wethersfield ? " He gave the names of Munch, Cohas, Tosocum, Cawcohchoage, and Wewawoas. At a meeting of the Council of War, Sept. 8, 1676, Cohas, who had been captured by friendly Indians and brought in a prisoner, was accused by Menowniett. The Council decreed he should die by the hand of an Indian. " The Marshall's appoynted to see execution done :—which was performed by an Indian."
  • Eunice, b. Dec. 18, 1651; twin with John; d. 1677; unm.
  • 5. Esther2, b. 1652, Middletown, Conn.; in. Benajah Stone.
  • Sarah, b. Jan. 16, 1654, Middletown, Conn. ; in. Samuel Hubbard (George1)
  • 7. Joseph2, b. July 17, 1656, Middletown, Conn.
  • Bethiah, b. Feb. 14, 1658, Middletown, Conn. ; m. John Andrews.
  • 9 Susannah2, b. May 3, 1664, Middletown, Conn. ; m. Abraham Cruttenden.
  • Abigail, b. Mar. 6, 1666, Middletown, Conn. ; m. David Robinson.
  • 5. Esther Kirby2, (John) , b. 1652; in. 1673, Benajah3 Stone of Guilford, Conn., b. 1647, son of William and Hannah Stone.
    Their children were
    • Benajah4
    • Hester
    • Mary
    • Abraham.

[*William2 Stone, b. 1608, Hereford, England, d. 1683; son of Rev. Samuel1 Stone of Hereford, England. and Hartford, Ct.. sailed with his wife Hannah from England, May 20, 1639, in the Rev. Henry Whitfields first Guilford company. Benajah3 was the third child.]
    • Benajah4, b. Guilford, Conn.; in. Aug. 15, 1702, Hannah De Wolfe. He d. July 3, 1738. Five children.
      • Benajah5, b. Sept. 25, 1708, Guilford, Conn. ; in. Mary Chittenden and removed to New Milford, Conn. Had six children.
        • Capt. Benjamin6, b. Oct. 15, 1739, served in the French-Indian War, 1758, and in repelling the British invasion of New Haven, July 5, 1779; in. May 8, 1760, Amy Tolls, b. 1739 ; d. 1804. He d. Sept. 10, 1830. Had eleven children.
          • Joel7, b. Sept. 11, 1775; m. Chloe Brown, who is of Mayflower descent through Elizabeth (Tilly) Howland. He d. Feb. 27, 1860. Had seven children.
            • Russel8, b. Jan. 5, 1801, New Milford, Conn. ; m. Laura A. Hallock, b. Mar. 10, 1810; d. Dec. 19, 1889, dau. of Amos Hallock of Washington, Conn., descended from Peter Hallock, who settled in Southold, Long Island, 1640. He d. Mar. 18, 1881, New Mil-ford, Conn.
              • Charles O.9 Stone, b. Feb. 7, 1840, Washington, Conn. ; m. Nov. 29, 1866, Rose C. Nettleton, b. Aug. 15, 1840, Durham, Conn., dau. of Deacon Henry C. Nettleton. Contractor, Meth., I. O. 0'. F., A. O. U. W., J. O. R. M., Dem. ; res. Middletown, Conn.
                Children :
                • Frances L., b. Dec. 19, 1868 ; d. July 1, 1872.
                • Clifton I., b. Mar. 12, 1871; res. Southington, Conn.
                • Berkeley C., b. Jan. 14, 1873 ; res. Middletown, Conn.
                • Cornelia H.,. b. Feb. 1, 1875 ; Teacher in Brighton H. S., Boston, Mass.
                • Henry R., b. Aug. 10, 1878; physician in N. Y. Hospital.

7. Joseph2 Kirby, (John1) , the only surviving son of John and Elizabeth Kirby, b. July 17, 1656, in Upper Houses, was, according to family traditions, a wheelwright by trade. He inherited the house and lot bought by his father of David Sage, which lot had been given "for a house lot " to David Sage. Its location is now (1908) occupied by the Savings Bank and other buildings. Joseph Kirby sold this to Nathaniel White for his son Jacob, and was given one of the four-acre lots in what was to be "comon forever," whereon he built and where he died. It was the corner opposite and south of the Catholic parsonage. By his will he gave this to his wife Mary. On March 1, 1708-09 he and others were admitted to be "attorneys at the bar," of Hartford County. He m. (1) Dec. 10, 1681, Wethersfield, Sarah Markham; (2) Oct. 17, 1704, Mary Plum of Milford, Conn., dau. of John Plum and Elizabeth Norton, and d. Dec. 2, 1711, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Lower Middletown. He had ten children, the fourth being:
  • 18. John, b. Feb. 16, 1691.

9. Susannah Kirby2, (John). m. Abraham Cruttenden of Guilford, Conn., b. Mar. 6, 1662, the eldest son of Abraham Cruttenden, Jr., and Susannah Gregson.
    They had seven children. The sixth, Hannah3, b. May 10, 1701; d. Nov. 30, 1789; m. July 24, 1718, Ebenezer Parmelee of Guilford, b. Nov. 28, 1690; d. Sept. 27, 1777, son of Isaac (son of Jonathan, Jr.) Parmelee and Elizabeth Hilliard.
    The second child of Ebenezer Parmelee and Hannah Cruttenden was Anna Parmelee, b. Mar. 27, 1720; m. Jonathan' Ranney (Joseph, Thomas'.). (See the Ranney Family.)

    18. John3 Kirby (Joseph2, John1) , only surviving son of Joseph Kirby and Sarah Markham, b. Feb. 16, 1691, Upper Houses, inherited a third part of his father's estate and purchased much of his sister's share. He was a member of the church in the "North Society," organized Jan. 5, 1715, and d. Apr. 25, 1760. He m. Mar. 3, 1718, Hannah Stow, b. Feb. 11, 1696, dau. of Thomas Stow and Bethiah Stocking. She d. Mar. 7, 1780, aged eighty-four years. They had eleven children.
    • 22. Joseph, b. Jan. 1, 1719.
    • Hannah, b. Apr., 1723; m. Solomon' Sage (Timothy)
    • 25. Daniel, b. Oct., 1724.
    • 26. Sarah, b. July 19, 1726; m. Capt. Samuel Savage.
    • 28. Thomas, b. Dec., 1729.
    • Bethiah, b. Dec. 31, 1731; m. Daniel Stocking (see Stocking Family.)
    • 31. Jonathan, b. 1736.

    • 22. Deacon Joseph4 Kirby, (John. Joseph, Johns) , b. Jan. 1, 1719, Upper Houses, was a farmer. His farm is now (1908) owned by the Ralph family. He was prominent in local and military affairs. In May, 1754, he was made Ensign of the Fifth Company of the 6th Reg. ; May, 1756, Lieut. ; May, 1764, Captain. He m. June 15, 1743, Esther Wilcox, b. Dec. 3, 1720, dau. of John Wilcox and Mary Warner, both of Upper Houses. He d. Sept. 12, 1783. She d. Oct. 2, 1788. They had thirteen children, some of whom were:

      • 32. Joseph, b. May 16, 1745; m ____ Jones ; grad. Yale, 1765, licensed to preach Oct., 1771. Served under Capt. Edward Eells, in 3d Battalion, Wadsworth's Brigade, raised, June, 1776, and was engaged at the battle of White Plains, Oct. 26, 1776. Rem. to Dorset, Vt.
      • 33. Naomi, b. Jan. 24, 1752 ; in. Dr. Solomon Savage.
      • 35. Nehemiah, b. Nov. 24, 1154, Upper Houses; in. Jan. 25, 1787, Guilford, Conn., Mary Evarts. He inherited his father's homestead and d. Nov. 23, 1795. He had three children, of which Mary, b. Dec. 26, 1787; m. Justus Sage.
      • 36. Abner, b. Feb. 4, 1757, Upper Houses ; m. Anna Plum. He rem. to New Haven, in 1793, where he d. Oct. 31, 1804. His son Selah was a surgeon in the U. S. Army. His daughter Emily married the Rev. Francis L. Hawks, D. D., a distinguished Episcopal clergyman.
      • 38. Elijah, b. Apr. 7, 1764, was a soldier of the Revolution and died a prisoner of war, July 7, 1782.

    • 25. Daniel4 Kirby, (John3, Joseph2, John1), b. Oct. 24. 1724, Upper Houses; in. Oct. 26, 1752, Lucretia Porter, b. Mar. 27, 1733, clan. of Amos Porter and Sibyl Ranney. He d. Sept. 9, 1796. She d. Apr. 29, 1767. Their daughter Sibyl m. Joseph Shepard of Upper Houses, a Rev. soldier, who removed to Whitesboro, N. Y. Their daughter Lucretia, m. John Mildrum of Wethersfield and later of N. W. part of Upper Houses. W. W. Mildrum, postmaster at East Berlin, Conn., is a grandson.
    • 26. Sarah4, (John3, Joseph2, John1), b. July 19, 1726; m. Oct. 13, 1748, Capt. Samuel Savage, b. 1722, youngest child of Thomas' Savage and Mary Goodwin. He was a Rev. soldier and his grave in Cromwell has the S. A. R. bronze marker.
    • 28. Thomas4 Kirby, (John3, Joseph2, John1), b. Dec., 1729, Upper Houses ; m. Lucy Stocking, b. June 10, 1737, dau. of Elisha Stocking and Rachel Ranney. His mansion stood nearly a half mile from the roadway. A double row of trees graces the road leading to the once superior mansion now in ruins. The U. S. Coast Survey has a station on the summit of the hill which is on the farm. He d. July 29, 1810, and she d. Nov. 15, 1818. He had twelve children. Some of them:

      Children :
      • 68. Lucy, b. Sept. 23, 1760 ; m. William Hamlin.
      • 69. Thomas5, b. Feb. 7, 1762; m. (1) Rebecca Hamlin ; m. (2) Jane Brower; child:
        • Jacobs; m. Nancy Swan. [Ancestry of Mrs. Grace Lilian (Cain) Durley : Jacobe Kirby, in. Nancy Swan. Elizabeth Kirby, in. George Edgar Cain. Res. Pittsfield, Mass. Their daughter, Grace Lilian Cain, in. Feb. 7, 1906, William Joseph Durley. Res. New Haven, Ct.]
      • 71. Reuben, b. Sept. 5, 1768; m. Mary Butler, dau. of Comfort Butler and Sybil Bonney.
      • 72. Samuel, b. Feb. 16, 1771.
      • 74. Giles, b. June 16, 1777.
      • Betsy, b. July 7, 1779 ; m. Apr. 3, 1816, Elisha Treat (see the Treat Family).

    • 31. Jonathan4 Kirby, (John3, Joseph2, John1), b. about 1736, Upper Houses; m. Mar. 1, 1769. Guilford, Conn., Lucy Burgis, b. Oct. 13, 1742, dau. of Thomas Burgis and Hannah Dodd (dau. of Samuel Dodd of Guilford, Conn., and Hannah Savage (John) of Upper Houses). She was " a woman of personal attractions, winnings manners and great energy of character," and d. Feb_ 28, 1817, aged seventy-four years. He d. May 5, 1782. Mrs. Sarah J. (Stowe) Ashton, a granddaughter, received from her mother this statement : "During the Revolutionary War, Jonathan Kirby was one of the minute-men, and kept a horse in the stable, with saddle and bridle near, to be ready at once. His wife had his saddle bags packed, and any time she saw him coming quickly toward the house she brought them out and put up a lunch for him. He was at Guilford when the British came in there, also at New London when Benedict Arnold burned the town, and at other places which I have forgotten."

      Of their children:
      • 103. Elisha, b. Oct. 13, 1774.
        104. Lucy, b. Oct. 1, 1776; m. Obed Stowe.

        68. Lucy5 Kirby, (Thomas, John, Joseph, John), b. Sept. 23, 1760, Upper Houses; m. Oct. 18, 1781, as his second wife, William Hamlin, b. Sept. 14, 1754, Middletown, Conn. She d. Dec. 13, 1792, Middletown. He rem. 1803, to Charlestown, N. H., where he d. Dec. 29, 1831. Of his seven children the second was Joseph, b. Sept. 2, 1783.

        [ANCESTRY OF WILLIAM GIRARD HAMLIN—Gilesi Hamlin, in. Esther Crow.
        William2 Hamlin, in. Susanna Collins.
        Nathaniel3 Hamlin, m. Sarah Ware.
        William4 Hamlin, in. (2) Lucy Kirby.
        Maj. Joseph5 Hamlin, m. Catherine Sprague.
        Joseph Sprague6 Hamlin, m. Delia Willard.
        William Girard7 Hamlin, b. Oct. 23, 1856, Hollard Patent. N. Y.; m. Sept. 12, 1888, Constable, N. Y., Jennie Eliza Miller, b. Aug. 22, 1862, Constable, N. Y., dau. of Stephen Todd Miller and Hannah Burrell. Lawyer, Rep., S. A. It, D. K. E.; grad: 1879, Hamilton Coll. Res. Des Moines, Iowa.]

        Children :
        • Marcia, b. Aug. 1, 1897.
        • Miller, b. Aug. 6, 1899.

      • 72. Samuel5 Kirby ,(Thomas4, John3, Joseph2, John1), b. Feb. 16, 1771, Upper Houses ; m. Apr. 21, 1793, Abigail Sage, b. 1773, dau. of Timothy Sage and Abigail Riley. He built, 1828, the brick mansion standing in N. W. Cromwell and now (1908) occupied by the Caffrey family. He d. Apr. 1, 1849. She d. Feb. 6, 1856.

        Of their children:
        • Philip, bapt. Feb. 5, 1797; d. Apr. 6, 1875, unm.
        • Sally Sage, bapt. July 29, 1804; in. Lorenzo H. Treat (see Treat Family).
        • 97. Charles, bapt. Oct. 28, 1806.
        • Mary, bapt. Apr. 8, 1808; in. Lorenzo H. Treat as 2d wife (see Treat Family).

      • 74. Giles5 Kirby, (Thomas4, John3, Joseph2, John1) , b. June 16, 1777, Upper Houses ; m. Nov. 12, 1801, Lucy Spencer, b. Mar. 31, 1782, dau. of Samuel Spencer and Martha Eells. He was lost at sea, 1807. She rem. to Hartford, Conn., where she d. July 25, 1854. They had one dau. Harriet, b. 1803; d. Nov. 12, 1871, Hartford, Conn. She made a bequest to Trinity College. Her tombstone in the old Cromwell cemetery is a Celtic cross.

          97. Charles6 Kirby ,(Samuel5,Thomas4, John3, Joseph2, John1, bapt. Oct. 28, 1806, Upper Houses, for many years holding prominent town offices; mem. of House and Senate. He m. July 6, 1830, Catherine Chauncey White, b. June 10, 1810, dau. of William White and Fanny Stocking, both of Upper Houses. Their children were: Sarah Goodrich, Frances Elizabeth, m. Fred B. Starr, and Katherine.

      • 103. Elisha5 Kirby, (Jonathan4, John3, Joseph2, John1), b. Oct. 13, 1774, Upper Houses ; m. Nov. 2, 1800, Betsy Spencer, bapt. Oct. 3, 1779, dau. of Samuel Spencer and Martha Eells. Elisha Kirby left his Upper Houses farm to keep the "Washington Hotel," which occupies the site of the homestead of Hon. Jabez Hamlin on the S. W. corner of Washington and Main streets. The Washington Hotel Company was organized in 1812 by a number of citizens who erected the spacious mansion, where General Lafayette was entertained in 1825 by Elisha Kirby. In 1835 it be-came the property of the Rev. Samuel F. Jarvis, D. D., LL. D. Later it became the Berkeley Divinity School of the Episcopal church, and was the home of Bishop John Williams for forty years. Mr. Kirby removed to Guilford, then New Haven, where he d. Feb. 18, 1868, at the advanced age of ninety-three years. She d. in New Haven, Dec. 20, 1859, aged eighty years.

        • 105. Caroline, b. Aug. 9, 1801; m. William Williams (see the Williams Family).
        • John, b. Oct. 5, 1803 ; d. Jan. 26, 1812.
        • 106. William, b. July 2, 1805 ; m. Hannah M. Wolcott.
        • Giles, b. Nov. 2, 1807; d. Dec., 1836, nnrn.
        • Olive, b. Oct. 3, 1810 ; d. Mar. 29, 1811.
        • John Burgis, b: Oct. 11, 1813; In. (1) Mary Ann T. Burgis ; m. (2) Lucretia C. Bartlett.
        • Eliab Burgis, b. Aug. 16, 1816; m. Caroline L. Noyes.
        • Thomas Spencer, b. Dec. 23, 1819 ; in. Margaret Van Vleck.

          106. Rev. Williiam& Kirby, (Elisha5, Jonathan4, John3, Joseph2, John1), b. July 2, 1805, Upper Houses, entered Yale College 1823, and graduated 1827, with one of the highest honors of his class. In 1828 he entered upon his theological studies in the Divinity School at Yale. In Dec. of that year a number of students, including William Kirby, banded themselves together to go to Illinois to preach the Gospel and found an institution of learning in that State. Having completed his theological course he was ordained Mar. 22, 1831, in Guilford, Conn., and began to teach in Illinois College, Jacksonville, Ill. After a severe illness he entered upon parochial work, first at Union Grove and then at Blackstone's Grove, Ill.
          "Here Mr. Kirby and his family had an experience of the hardships of frontier life, buying corn at $1.50 a bushel, shelling it and carrying it eight miles to be ground. His nea st post-office was Chicago, twenty-eight miles distant." In April,836, he preached the first Congregational sermon in Iowa, while on a missionary tour. With his companion, both wet through in fording a river, they found a night's lodging in a log cabin about twelve feet square. " There were sixteen in it already, but a log cabin in those days was never full. The woman had three in her bed, and two in a bed supported by sticks driven into augur holes in the wall. She got up and took one child off the floor to her bed and the other to the patent bedstead, to make room for brother Kirby and my-self to lie on the floor." ("Asa Turner and His Times," pp. 170, 171.)
          Mr. Kirby was a delegate to the first Anti-Slavery Convention held in Illinois, at Upper Alton, Oct. 26, 1837, a few days before the murder of the Rev. E. P. Lovejoy, and took a prominent part in its proceedings. He was chairman of the committee on resolutions, and a member of the committee that drew up the Constitution of the State Anti-Slavery Society formed at this convention. In 1845 he resigned his charge and entered upon the general agency of the American Home Missionary Society, in which work he spent the remainder of his life, and in the midst of its active and laborious duties he died, Dec. 20, 1851, at Winchester, Ill.
          He married, Nov. 28, 1832, at Jacksonville, Ill., Hannah McClure Wolcott, b. June 7, 1811, at East Windsor, Conn., dau. of Elihu' Wolcott and Rachel McClure. She d. Aug. 31, 1858, in Jacksonville, Ill.
          Children :
          • Edward Payson, b. Oct. 28, 1833 ; m. Julia S. Duncan.
          • William Arthur, b. Aug. 6, 1837; m. Arabella Clement.
          • Frances Caroline, b. Jan. 25, 1840; m. James McLaughlin.
          • Catherine Wolcott, b. July 8, 1842; m. Charles E. Ross.

        [WOLCOTT LINEAGE-Henrys Wolcott, bapt. Dec. 6, 1578, was the second son of John Wolcott of Tolland, Co. Somerset, England : was one of the founders of Windsor, Conn.
        • Simon2 Wolcott, of Windsor, Conn.., youngest son of the preceding, b. 1625; d. Sept. 11, 1687.
          • Lieut. Henry3 Wolcott, b. May 20, 1670; d. Nov. 17, 1747.
            • Capt. Gideon4 Wolcott, b. 1712 ; d.. Jan. 5, 1761.
              • Samuel2 Wolcott, b. Apr. 4, 1751; d. June 7, 1813 ; m. his cousin,Jerusha Wolcott, b. Nov. 29, 1755; d. June 7, 1813 (General Erastuss, Governor Roger4, Simon3, Henry2, John1).]

          • 115. Helen McClure, b. Jan. 12, 1845; m. M. E. Dwight, D. D.
          • Henry Burgis, b. Mar. 20, 1848; d. Aug. 4, 1849.
          • Elizabeth Pomeroy, b. Apr. 1, 1850 ; graduated from Vassar College, 1872 ; teacher in Brookline, Mass., 1873-81, instructor in Miss Annie Brown's School for Girls, New York City, 1881-93 ; not married.

            • 115. Helen McClure7 Kirby, (Williams6, Elisha5, Jonathan4, John3, Joseph2, John1), b. Jan. 12, 1845, Mendon, Ill. ; was musical instructor in the Illinois Institution for the Blind, 1862-65; student of music at the Conservatory of Music, Leipsic, Germany, 1867-69; m. June 23, 1870, Jacksonville, Ill., Rev. Melatiah Everett Dwight, D. D., b. Oct. 15, 1841, son of John Dwight of New York City and Nancy S. Everett, dau. of Captain Metcalf Everett of Foxboro, Mass. ; grad. from College of the City of New York, 1860; from Bellevue Hospital Medical College, 1864, and from Andover Theological Seminary, 1866 ; ordained Feb. 25, 1869, at Onarga, Ill. ; pastor of the Congregational church of Onarga, Ill., 1869-79, and of the Congregational church of Fairfield, Ia., 1879-.88; relinquished pastoral work in 1888 on account of weakness of the lungs and has since resided at Plainfield, N. J., and New York City ; published " The Kirbys of New England," in 1898; became editor of the New York Genealogical Record in 1902, and president of the N. Y. Genealogical Society in 1905; was one of the secretaries of the National Federation of Churches and a member of the Executive Committee appointed by the Inter-Church Conference on Federation, 1905, to call the Federal Council in 1908. Received- the degree of D. D. from Parsons College, Fairfield, Iowa. Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Delta Phi. Menu. Soc.of Cincinnati. He was a generous member of the Society of Middletown Upper Houses. His death occurred at Mt. Holyoke Hotel, Mt. Holyoke, Mass., on Sept. 21, 1907. Widow res. New York City.
              • Ellsworth Everett Dwight, b. Mar. 20, 1871. at Onarga, Ill. ; mem. firm of Church and Dwight, N. Y. City.
              • Richard Everett Dwight, b. June 21, 1875, at Onarga, Ill. ; m. Sept. 27, 1899, Gertrude Grace, dau. of Capt. Peter Grace, of Jamestown, N. Y.; attorney in New York City.
              • William Kirby Dwight, M. D., b. Aug. 8, 1879, at Onarga, Ill. Interne at Roosevelt Hospital. N. Y. City
              • Katharine Wolcott Dwight, b. Aug. 13, 1881, at Fairfield, Iowa.
              • Marion Edith Dwight, b. Feb. 27, 1886, at Fairfield, Iowa.

    • John Kirby1, m. Elizabeth Hinds.
      • Elizabeth2 Kirby, m. David° Sage.
        • John3 Sage, m. Hannah Starr.
          • Capt. David' Sage4, m. Bathsheba Judd.
            • Capt. Aaron Porter, in. Rhoda Sage5.
              • Abijah Porter6, m. Hannah Deming.
                • Edwin Booth, m. Sarah _Maria Porter7.
                  • Alfred Booth8, m. Fanny Woodbury Abel.
                    • Charles E.9 Booth, b. July 24, 1849, Springfield, Mass. ; P. O. address, National Arts Club, N. Y. City. Mr. Booth's maternal ancestry is Fanny Woodbury [Abel, Abigail Bates, Captain David Bates, Edith Cornwall, Jacob Cornwall, Mary White, Capt. Nathaniel White, John White.]

    [LINE OF MRS. MARIA OLIVIA STEELE LE BREN—Sarah Kirby, in. Samuel Hubbard (George).
    • Serg. George3 Hubbard, in. Mercy Seymour
      • Thankful Hubbard, in. Joseph Smith, Jr.
        • Abigail Smith, in. Samuel Andrews.
          • Lydia Andrews, m. Oliver Richards.
            • Marilla Richards, m. Ebenezer Hart Steele.
              • Oliver Richards Steele, in. Elizabeth Selden.
                • Maria Olivia Steele, b. Jan. 31, 1860, Brooklyn, N. Y.; m. Sept.. 21, 1892, N. Y. City. Michel Moracin Le Brun, b. Aug. 6, 1856, Germantown, Pa.: res. Montclair, N. J.
                  Children :
                  • Olivia Le Brun, b. July 14, 1893.
                  • Pierre Napoleon Le Brun, b. July 5, 1896. Elizabeth Selden Le Brun, b. Apr. 29, 1898.]

      • Hannah Kirby, im. Thomas Andrews.
        • Abigail3 Andrews, m. Joel Parmelee
          • Joel4 Parmelee, m. Rhoda Camp.
            • Mary5 Parmelee, m. Miles Merwin.
              • Miles6 Merwin, m. Phebe Camp.
                • Nancy M.7 Merwin, m. Gaylord Newton.
                  • Caroline Gaylord8 Newton, b. Jan. 21, 1845: m. Dee. 9, 1864, Henry Huntington Newton. Res. Durham, Conn.]

      First Line.
      • Mary2 Kirby, m. Emanuel Buck.
        • Sarah3 Buck, m. Samuel Deming.
          • Honor4 Deming, m. Hezekiah Goodrich.
            • Elizur5 Goodrich, m. Abigail Deming.
              • Mehitable6 Goodrich, m. Daniel Francis.
                • Mary7 Francis, m. William Boardman.

      Second Line.
      • Sarah3 Buck, m. Samuel Deming.
        • David4 Deming, m. Martha Russell.
          • Abigail5 Deming, m. Elizur Goodrich.
            • Mehitable6 Goodrich, m. Daniel Francis.
              • Mary7 Francis, m. William Boardman.
                William Francis Joseph7 Boardman (William, Joseph, Levi, Joseph, Samuel, Samuel, who settled, 1638, in Ipswich, Mass., and, 1640-1, was in Wethersfield) b. Dec. 12, 1828, Hartford, Conn., m. Jan. 7, 1852, Jane Maria Greenleaf, dau. of Dr. Charles Greenleaf and Electa Toocker, who was the dau. of Joseph Toocker, shipwright, who built, 1784, the Toocker house in Upper Houses, seen in this volume.] (See biographical sketch on page 772.)

      • Sarah2 Kirby, m. Samuel Hubbard (George) .
        • Lt. John3 Hubbard, b. 1691; m. Agnes Spencer
          • Hannah4 Hubbard, b. Dec. 25, 1716 ; m. Aug. 6, 1740, Jonathan Bidwell.
            • Jonathan5 Bidwell, Jr., b. Feb. 6, 1746; m. July 18, 1771, Abigail Eggleston.
              • James6 Bidwell, b. Mar. 5, 1783 ;- m. 1802, Lovisa Swetland.
                • James7 Bidwell, Jr., b. May 13, 1803; m. Nov. 16, 1826, Electa Griswold.
                  • Delia8 Bidwell, b. July 22, 1831; d. Apr. 19, 1901; m. Nov. 15, 1853, Austin Merrels Ward, b. Oct. 25, 1831; d. Sept. 17, 1875.
                    Children :
                    • Stella, b. Nov. 5, 1860; d. Nov. 11, 1860.
                    • Mabel Ward9, m. Charles Ernest Cameron, M.D., C.M.M.R.C.S., Eng. Res. Allston, Mass.
                      • Ward Griswold Cameron, student at Harvard, 1907.
                    • Edith, m. Henry Cecil Dwight Jr. Res. Hartford, Conn.
                      • Elizabeth Ward Dwight.
                      • Cecil Britnall Dwight.
                    • James Austin, m. Edith Wiley Rice. Res. Hartford, Conn.
                      • Hubbard Beach Ward.
                      • Constance Ward].

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