"The History of the old town of
Derby, Connecticut, 1641-1880;
with biographies and genealogies
ADEE to COE
[Transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]
John, m. Hannah Johnson, Mar. 22, 1775. Children:
David, m. Eleanor Smith, Dec. 27, 1769. Children:
SAMUEL, m. Susannah ----. Child:
EPHRAIM, m. Sarah Humphrey, Mar. 21, 1745. Children :
SERG RICHARD, of Milford was the son of Sylvester Baldwin, who died June 21, 1638, on the passage from England in the ship Martin, and his wife Sarah (Bryan) Baldwin. He was baptized in the Parish Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, England, August 25, 1622, and, perhaps, came with his father. Among the names of the planters at New Haven in 1643, appears Widow Baldwin, five in the family, estate 800 lb. Richard evidently had a good education for the times, and possessed much energy and enterprise of character but precarious health, of which he complained to the Court as a reason why he had not made greater progress in settling Paugassett. He married, February 5, 1642-3, Elizabeth Alsop, sister of Joseph of New Haven, and died July 23, 1665, and his estate was presented at Hartford, September 23, 1665. His eldest son received a double portion; his youngest child, born after his death, being omitted altogether. His widow m. in 1670, William Fowler, son of William the first in Milford. Richard Baldwin was the leading man of the ten who purchased land, and began the settlement of Derby.
JOSIAH, came to Derby and m. Mary Pierson, Sept. 19, 1700. The first grant of land made to him by the town seems to have been in Jan., 1712--13. Children :
Doct. SILAS, m. Mrs. Mary Plumb, Feb. 12, 1755. Children:
ISAAC, m. Philena -----. He died Jan. 4, 1799. Children:
Mr. JAMES, died Dec 27, 1760.
SYLVANUS, m. Mary French, Apr. 18, 1734. Children:
TIMOTHY, m. Sarah Beecher, Jan. 15, 1745. Children:
CLAUDIUS, was born in France in 1737, and was the son of a merchant. In 1750 he engaged in the regiment of Royal Rolison and shortly after was sent to America with Montcalm. A copy of a letter is still in the possession of the family which was written by Claudius to his brother in France, which contains a detailed account of his voyage to Canada, and of the several battles in which he participated against the English, among which was the nine days' siege at Fort George and the massacre. He came to Derby in the year 1760, and soon after m. Susanna, daughter of Samuel Plumb. He built a house on the opposite side of the street from the " Jewett house" at Up Town. After settling in Derby he engaged in trade with the West Indies, and was three times a large ship owner. He and his son Jerrod were sea captains, and, as a result of Bonaparte's celebrated "Milan Decree" in 1808, lost three merchantmen by confiscation by the French government. In his religious views he was a devout Roman Catholic and for several years
was the only one in Derby. In politics he took an independent stand, and for several years his was the only vote cast against the Whigs of Derby. His wife, Susanna, died January 26, 1818. He died October 10, 1824, aged 87. Children:
JOHN, m. Mary -------.
John, of New Haven, in 1647, died Feb. 1653, leaving son Robert, and probably Samuel and other children.
3. SERG. ROBERT, son of Robert Bassett, sen., m. Elizabeth ------ resided in Stratford, and died Aug. 5, 1720. He bought a part of the Hawley Purchase in Derby and gave it to his son Samuel. He had a brother or son Ephraim whose wife died Aug. 18, 1726. Children:
7. SAMUEL, son of Serg. Robert and Elizabeth Bassett, came to Derby a young man in 1716----17, to occupy the farm given him by his father; deed dated May 22, 1716. "Know ye that I, Robert Bassett of Stratford, county Fairfield, in consideration of the entire love and parental affection that I have to my loving and dutiful son Samuel Bassett, have freely given . . . several parcels of land." One parcel was at the foot of Great Hill, still known as the Old Bassett place; three or more pieces were on Great Hill. He married Mrs. Deborah Bennett " from near Newtown " January 1, 1719; was commissioned ensign in 1722, lieutenant in 1732, and captain in 1735, was justice of the peace many years, and held many and responsible offices, and was a man of large influence beyond the limits of, as well as in his own town. The date of his death could not be ascertained from his gravestone, although the stone is still standing and his name on it preserved very clearly, but the date is beneath the ground. Two of his sons died in the Revolutionary war.
12. SAMUEL, JR., son of Samuel and Deborah (Bennett) Bassett; m. Sarah Botsford Oct. 26, 1748, and settled on Great Hill. Children:
13. JOHN, son of Capt. Samuel and Deborah (Bennett) Bassett; m. Naomi Wooster, Dec. 15. 1746. Children:
14. JOSEPH, son of Capt. Samuel and Deborah (Bennett) Bassett; m. Sarah Hawkins Nov. 16, 1748. Children:
15. ABRAHAM, son of Capt. Samuel and Deborah (Bennett) Bassett; m. Mary Miles; settled in Bungay, near Oxford. Mary Bassett died Dec. 25, 1849, aged 90. Children:
18. EBENEZER. son of Capt. Samuel and Deborah (Bennett) Bassett, m. Rebecca Hinman of Woodbury, Feb. 10, 1756; resided on Great Hill. His wife's name is recorded once as Hannah. He died May 24, 1760. Children:
19. DEACON AMOS, son of Capt. Samuel and Deborah (Bennett) Bassett; m. Olive Glover of Newtown; was a deacon in Great Hill Congregational church. Children:
22. BENJAMIN, son of Capt. Samuel and Deborah (Bennett) Bassett; m. Mary Hinman of Southbury. Children:
23. DAVID, son of Samuel. Jr., and Sarah (Botsford) Bassett; m. "Mabe" Tomlinson, Oct. 2, 1773. Children:
30. ISAAC, son of. Samuel, Jr., and Sarah (Botsford) Bassett; m. Betsey --------who died Apr. 13, 1839. He died June 8, 1850. Children:
40. JOSEPH, JR., son of Joseph and Sarah (Hawkins) Bassett; m. Molly Hinman Mar. 18, 1779. Children:
56. JAMES, son of Ebenezer Bassett; m. Betsey Canfield Mar. 28, 1780, and died aged 90 years. Children:
62. Amos, D. D., son of Dea. Amos and Olive (Glover) Bassett; m. 1st Miss --------of Colchester; 2d Sophia Bull of Farmington; 3d Eunice Pomeroy. Dr. Bassett died in 1828. (See Biog.) Children:
64. REV. ARCHIBALD, son of Benjamin and Mary (Hinman) Bassett; m. Keziah Curtiss of Torringford, Conn. Children:
66. JOHN, son of Benjamin Bassett; m. Oct. 1809, Nancy A., dau. of Dr. Daniel Lee of Westerly, R. I., and died Aug. 16, 1858. Children:
101. Wm. ELLIOTT, Rev., son of Benjamin Bassett; m. Mary, dau. of Elizur Doud of Norfolk, Oct. 22, 1856. (See Biog.) Children:
68. BENJAMIN, JR., son of Benjamin Bassett; m. Sally Hanly, and died in 1858. Children:
69. HANNAH, dau. of Benjamin Bassett; m. Salmon Read. Children:
THOMAS; m. Sarah Pierson Aug. 24, 1727. Children:
EBENEZER; m. Sarah Tomlinson, Feb. 2, 1743.
SAMUEL; m. Mary, dau. of Jonathan Lyman of Oxford, in 1809.
87. WILLIAM, son of James and Betsey (Canfield) Bassett. Child:
88. EBEN, son of James and Betsey (Canfield) Bassett. Children:
89. JAMES J., son of James and Betsey (Canfield) Bassett; was tavern keeper at Derby Narrows 25 years. Children:
91. JOSIAH, son of James and Betsey (Canfield) Bassett; m. ---Children:
107. SHELDON, son of Wm. Bassett; m. Harriet Hull, niece to Gen. Wm. Hull. He was merchant many years; town clerk; justice of the peace, and finally engaged in manufacturing; was a prominent and influential citizen. Children:
110. CHARLES H., son of James J. Bassett; m. C. Allen. Child:
111. WILLIAM L., son of James J. Bassett; m. Elizabeth Stewart. Children:
112. JAMES, son of James J. Bassett. Children:
120. ROYAL M., son of Sheldon and Harriet (Hull) Bassett; m. Jennie Hubbell. Children:
123. THEODORE S., son of Sheldon and Harriet (Hull) Bassett; m. Carri Wells. Children:
BENJAMIN, m. Abigail Hine, Apr. 2, 1751. Children:
BEACH —Genealogists have been somewhat divided and in doubt regarding the earliest families of this name. The probabilities seem to indicate that John, Benjamin and Richard, who all appear in Stratford, and Thomas of Milford were brothers. The latter had a home lot in Milford in 1648. He m. Sarah, dau. of Dea. Richard Platt of Milford, about 1653, and may have resided a short time in New Haven where the birth of his dau. Sarah was recorded, it being the first of the name recorded in that place. He died in 1662, and his widow m. Miles Murwin and died in 1670. Children:
4. SAMUEL, son of Thomas and Sarah Beach is said to have settled at New Haven, probably that part which became North Haven. All information of him given is that he had one son:
6. THOMAS; son of Samuel Beach, m. 1st, Sarah Sanford, Feb., 1703, by Mr. Street of Wallingford. She died and he m. widow Lydia Potter, July 31, 1736. Children:
7. BENJAMIN, son of Thomas Beach, m. Lydia Potter, dau. of his father's second wife, July 31, 1736, and resided in North Haven. The birth of four of his children and all of his father's are recorded in New Haven. Children:
15. REV. BENJAMIN, son of Benjamin Beach, Sr., m. Mercy Blatchley, who was born in Nov., 1737, and died in 1812, aged 75 years. He died at Cornwall, July 12, 1816, aged 79 years. (See Biog.) Children; 25. Job; d. young.
26. GILES, son of Rev. Benjamin Beach, m. May 3, 1789, Mary, dau. of Jonathan Dayton, born Sept. 4, 1765. He resided in his father's home in North Haven. Children:
31. DAVID, son of Rev. Benjamin Beach, m. Mrs. Patty Davis of Oxtord July 6, 1805; and lived and died in that town. Children:
32. TITUS HALL, son of Rev. Benjamin Beach, bought land on Bladen's Brook and erected in 1799 the first fulling mill on it where Mr. Sharon Y. Beach's paper mill now is. He soon after removed to Pennsylvania, and afterwards to Clymer, N. Y., where he died Sept. 26, 1855, aged 79; and his widow d. Mar. 4, 1875, aged 89. He m. Ellen Haynor in July, 1803.
33. SIMEON, son of Rev Benjamin Beach. m. Mary Benedict, Feb. 7, 1808. She was born Jan. 27, 1791. He died Jan 26, 1849. Children:
45. SHARON YALE. son of Giles and Mary (Dayton) Beach; m. 1st Adaline, dau. of Asa Sperry of Orange, Oct. 4, 1832. She was born Sept. 4, 1812, and died Feb. 18, 1871. He m. 2d Julia L Hine of Orange, Apr. 21, 1872. Children:
49. BENJAMIN H., son of Titus H. Beach; m. Abigail Briggs. Children:
59. SMITH, son of Simeon and Mary Benedict Beach; m. Lucia -----, Nov. 1, 1832, who was born Sept. 19, 1813.
62. GEORGE W., son of Sharon Y. and Adaline (Sperry) Beach; m. Sarah, dau. of Hiram Upson of Seymour; resides in Waterbury; is superintendent of the Naugatuck railroad. (See biog. p. 326.) Children:
63. ANDREW Y., son of Sharon Y. and Adaline (Sperry) Beach; m. Mary, dau of B. B. Woodford, Springfield, Mass. In 1851 Mr. Woodford was agent for the Naugatuck railroad at Derby, but afterwards removed to Springfield. Child:
JOHN, received a grant of land in Derby, Jan. 29, 1679, and was among the early settlers on Sentinel Hill, where he received another grant the next year. He probably removed to Wallingford with Doct. John Hull.
JESSE, m. in Derby, Sally Wheeler, July 30, 1792. Children:
ABIGAIL, wife of Rev. John Beach of Newtown, d. Feb. 7, ------, aged 75.
MR. JAMES, m. Mrs. Ruth Holbrook, Oct. 31, 1754, who died ----. He married 2d Mrs. Hobart of Guilford, Dec. 29, 1781.
ELIHU, son of Elisha and Mabel (Hurd) Beardsley, m. Priscilla, dau. of Deodatus Silliman, Esq., who died Sept. 9, 1803, aged 25, leaving no children. He m. 2d Ruth Edwards, Sept. 1, 1805, the sister to his brother Elisha's wife. He died Feb. 29, 1844, and his widow survived him twenty years, dying Mar. 30, 1864. He was descended in regular line from William Beardsley, the first of the name at Stratford, thus: William, Joseph, Thomas, Israel, Elisha, Elihu. Children:
4. AMBROSE, M. D., son of Elihu and Priscilla (Silliman) Beardsley; m. Mary, only dau. of Samuel Bassett, Apr. 30, 1837. Children:
7. AMBROSE E., son of Ambrose and Mary (Bassett) Beardsley; m. Fanny M. Riggs, July 3, 1871. Children:
JONATHAN, m. Dorcas Wiseburybrook. Apr. 26, 1768, in Derby.
GEORGE, received a grant of land and was accepted an inhabitant of Derby in 1672; m. Mary --------- of Stratford. Aug., 1679. He was among the first settlers, and held some responsible offices. In the division of his estate in 1710, his widow and dau. Martha, and John and Mary Weed are mentioned. Children:
HALL, m. Hannah Davis, Nov. 11, 1679.
SAMUEL, son of widow Mary Benjamin, died Dec. 29, 1684.
BENJAMIN of Norwalk, m. Mrs. Lydia Deplank, Sept. 15, 1757.
GERSHOM, son of Ann Chatfield, died Sept. 14, 1751.
JEREMIAH, m. Mary. Child:
SAMUEL, m. Hannah Smith, July 27, 1726, in Derby. He received from his father Samuel of Milford 80 acres of land in Camp's Mortgage Purchase. Henry Botsford, one of the first proprietors of Derby, was probably father to the first Samuel. Children:
5. SAMUEL, son of Samuel and Hannah (Smith) Botsford, m. Elizabeth. Children:
1. BOTSFORD, SAMUEL and Ruth. Children:
REV. John, son of George Bowers of Scituate, Mass., in 1637, John was a school teacher in Plymouth and New Haven, and settled as the first minister in Derby. He m. Bridget. dau, of Anthony Thompson of New Haven, and died June 14, 1687 (See Biog). His widow continued to reside in Derby, where she died May 19, 1720. Children:
3. REV. NATHANIEL, son of Rev John and Bridget Bowers, was minister at Rye. N. Y., and to the first church in Greenwich in 1700; succeeded Mr. Wakeman at Newark, N. J. His heirs are last reported in East New Jersey. His wife's name was Barbara, who appears to have m. Samuel Moss of Derby, Dec. 3, 1713, and was living in 1727.
5. SAMUEL. son of Rev. John and Bridget Bowers, m. 1st Ruth, dau. of Edward Wooster of Derby; 2d Lydia, dau. of Francis French. He was constable some years, and was an active man in the enterprises of the town. Children:
6. JOHN. son of Rev. John Bowers, m. probably. He received a grant of land from the town in 1693; began to take an active part in the town business soon after; was surveyor in 1705, collector in 1706, deputy to the legislature in 1708, and died Dec. 23, 1708.
JOHN, but who is not known, received a deed of land Sept 12, 1713, of Samuel Nichols and his wife Mary, who say "for the love we bear to our kinsman John Bowers." This was after the Rev. John and his son John were deceased, and this 3d John was now over 21 years of age.
JOHN, m. Sarah, dau. of Capt. John Riggs, Nov. 22, 1732. He died, Jan. 26, 1738, and she m. the Rev. Daniel Humphreys. Apr. 18, 1739. Whose son this John Bowers was is not known. Children:
DEBORA, died Dec 7, 1712.
NATHANIEL, died Dec. 14, 1712.
JOSIAH, died Dec. 14, 1712.
WILLIAM, landed at Saybrook, Conn., in 1637; took the freeman's oath at New Haven in 1644; m. Alice, dau. of Roger Pritchard in 1645. Children:
2. DEA. ABRAHAM, son of William and Alice Bradley, m. Hannah, dau. of John Thompson, Dec. 25, 1673; lived in New Haven. Children:
8. JOHN, son of Dea. Abraham and Hannah Bradley, m. Sarah, dau. of Ebenezer Holt, Sept. 22, 1698. She died Mar. 29, 1743. Children:
14. ENOS, son of John and Sarah Bradley, m. Ellen Skidmore, Dec. 2, 1721; lived in New Haven, Conn. Children:
22. Enos, son of Enos and Ellen Bradley, came from Westville to Derby in 1748, and m. Hannah, dau. of Thomas Pierson of Huntington, Nov. 9, 1751; bought a house and lot of Ebenezer Durand on Town street, opposite Cyrus Chamberlin's present residence. Children:
34. ABIJAH, son of Enos and Hannah (Pierson Bradley), m. Polly, dau. of David Bassett, in 1802, and built the house Cyrus Chamberlin now resides in. Children:
36. DAVID. son of Abijah and Polly Bradley, m. Susan C. dau. of Elias Clark of Milford. Children:
43. EDWARD. son of Abijah and Polly Bradley, m. Grace, dau. of Anson Tucker, in 1838. Children:
ENOS, m. Hannah Pierson, Nov. 7, 1751. Children:
JOHN, m. Abigail Wheeler, July 28, 1703. Child:
PAUL, was in Derby a short time, his land being near the present Ousatonic dam. Child:
Moses m. Rachel -------- Children:
JESSE J., carriage-maker, was born in Hempstead, N. H., in 1809; m. Catharine, dau of Hon. Wm. Strong of Milford, in 1834. She was born in 1811. Children:
1. WILLIAM S., son of Jesse J. and Catharine (Strong) Browne, m. Abbie Gillette Chamberlin of Derby, formerly of New Haven, in 1862, and has been employed from 1854 to the present time in the Birmingham National Bank, formerly the Manufacturers' Bank, as teller and book-keeper. He has also been the organist in the First Congregational church, Derby, from 1856 to the present time. He has also been the superintendent of the Sunday-school of the same church a long series of years, in which position he is most heartily received and highly esteemed, and in all work the church would scarcely know how to move on without him.
2. MARY POND, dau. of Jesse J. and Catharine (Strong) Browne, m. in 1864, Benjamin F. Culver, son of Stephen H. Culver of Seymour. Her husband was a teacher in Derby for many years; is at present secretary and assistant treasurer of the Derby Silver Company.
REV. DAVID, first pastor in Oxford Society; m. Mrs. Anna Camp of New Milford, June 4, 1765. He died in 1806. Children:
JARED, m. Eunice Brook, May 1, 1764. Children:
BENJAMIN, SR., m. Mehitable. Children:
ISAAC, m. Ann. Children:
WILLIAM, m. Mary French, Apr. 22, 1762, who died Mar. 7, 1783. He m. 2d Sarah Baldwin, Apr. 24, 1784. Children:
LEWIS, died May 17, 1776, aged 30.
JUDSON, SR., m. Eunice Lewis, Jan 9, 1722; lived in Stratford. Children:
3. JUDSON, JR., son of Judson and Eunice (Lewis) Burton, m. Comfort, dau. of Ebenezer Keeney, Nov. 23, 1758, who died May 2, 1771. Children:
STEPHEN, m. " Sibbillah " (Sibyl) Tomlinson, Aug. 12, 1754. Children:
NEHEMIAH, m. Content Woodruff, Dec. 6, 1780.
GIDEON, m. Amy Andrus, May 14, 1772. Children:
SAMUEL, m. Mabel Bradley, Mar. 20, 1777. Children:
THOMAS, SR., of Milford, was not one of the first settlers at Milford, Conn., but was probably there in 1647, from New Haven, where he received a home lot of three acres, and purchased other pieces of land. He also received four acres of the town for supporting a gate at Newfield. He was sergeant of the train band, and represented the town of Milford in the General Court in Oct., 1674, and in Oct. 1676. He was admitted into the church at Milford in 1657; was taxed in 1686 on 154 pounds. Inventory of his estate, dated Aug. 22, 1689, was 482 pounds Is. 2d. He was the ancestor of the Milford, Derby, New Milford and Sharon families, and a part of those of the name in Newark, N. J. His wife's name was Phebe. Children:
5. THOMAS JR., son of Thomas Sr. m. had issue. He owned land in Derby, and removed to Durham before 1734 (deed). Children:
13. ABIRAM, son of Thomas Canfield, Jr , came to Derby a young man and was admitted an inhabitant in 1711, and m. Ruth Washborn Sept. 12, 1717. His will was proved in New Haven, June, 1772. His widow Ruth died Sept 24, 1784, aged 88 years. Children:
15. DEA. JOSEPH, son of Abiram and Ruth (Washborn) Canfield; m. Sarah, dau. of Moses Stilson, Sept. 3, 1746, and resided on Great Hill, and died July 14, 1784, and his widow died Jan. 25, 1793, aged 67 years. Children:
16. JOHN, son of Abiram Canfield; m. 1st, in Mar. 1751, Elizabeth Johnson, who died Sept. 8, 1751; 2d, Mrs. Martha Judd, Nov. 20, 1753; m. 3d, Sarah-------. Children:
18. WILLIAM, son of Abiram and Ruth (Washborn) Canfield; m. Hannah Lum, May 6, 1754. He died Sept. 30, 1761. Children:
19. DOCT. SAMUEL, son of Abiram and Ruth (Washborn) Canfield; m. Mary, dau., of Samuel Bassett, Esq., Apr. 3, 1754, and practiced medicine in Derby. He died in 1766. Children:
22. DOCT. JOSIAH, son of Abiram Canfield; m. Anne Nichols, Jan. 1, 1767, who died, and he m. Mrs. Naomi Davis, Feb. 28, 1768. Child:
25. ABIEL, son of Joseph and Sarah Canfield; m. Mary Barlow of Stratford, Dec. 23, 1779. (See Biog.) He died Dec. 6, 1812, aged 59 years. Children:
29. ABRAHAM, son of Joseph and Sarah Canfield; m. Mabel, dau. of Isaac Johnson, Oct 6. 1784. He died Nov. 24, 1789. Children:
30. DANIEL, son of Joseph and Sarah Canfield; m. Anna, dau. of Zadock Hurd of Woodbury, Jan. 11, 1789. She was born Aug. 13, 1765, and died Jan. 21, 1827, aged 62. He lived at Bungay, in present town of Seymour and died Dec. 25, 1818. Children:
31. DAVID, son of John and Martha Canfield ; m. Patience Durand Children :
46. ABIJAH, son of Doct. Josiah Canfield; m. Charity Smith, and died Aug 14, 1830. Children:
46 1/2. SHELDON, son of Doct. Josiah Canfield; m. Betsey Pease. Children:
48. SAMUEL, M. D., son of Abiel and Mary Canfield, m. Mary Allen, who died Oct. 5, 1841, aged 38 years. Children:
JEMIMA, died Dec. 24, 1751.
REV. BENJAMIN, m. Mrs. Abigail Riggs, Jan. 8, 1756, was pastor at Southington, Conn.
RACHEL, m. John Murray, Feb. 17, 1776.
MARTHA, m. Samuel French, Dec. 17, 1733. She died Oct. 29, 1780, aged 66.
WILLIAM, m. Margaret ----. Children:
FRANCIS, one of the settlers in Guilford, in 1639, died about 1647, probably umarried.
THOMAS, of Guilford, a brother of Francis removed to East Hampton, Long Island, supposed to have had no children.
GEORGE of Guilford, 1640, brother to Francis, m. Sarah, dau. of John Bishop, who died without children Sept. 20, 1657, and he m. 2d Isabel, dau. of Samuel Nettleton, Mar. 29, 1659. He died in Killingworth, June 9, 1671, whither he had removed in 1663. Children:
1. JOHN, son of George and Isabel Chatfield, came to Derby a single man; received his first grant of land, and engaged to occupy it, Oct, 10, 1684, and m. Anna, dau. of Jabez Harger, Feb. 5, 1684, when she lacked eighteen days of fourteen years of age. He was admitted an inhabitant in 1687. Children:
9. LIEUT. JOHN, son of John and Anna Chatfield, m. Elizabeth Johnson, Dec. 12, 1721, who died June 8, 1751, and he m. 2d Obedience --------. Children:
10. SAMUEL, son of John and Anna Chatfield, apparently did not marry until advanced in life, then m. 1st Ann ------. He m. 2d Joannah. Children:
11. EBENEZER, son of John and Anna Chatfield, m. Abigail, dau. of John Prindle, Nov. 20, 1728. Children;
12. SOLOMON, son of John and Anna Chatfield, m. Hannah, dau. of Abraham Pierson, June 12, 1734. Children:
14. JOHN, JR., son of Lieut John and Elizabeth Chatfield; m. Elizabeth Johnson, Mar. 1751, who died June 8, 1751, and he m., 2d, Sarah Chatfield. Child:
16. OLIVER, son of Lieut. John and Elizabeth Chatfield; m. 1st, Abiah ------ , 2d. Zerviah: Children:
LEVI, m. Sarah (BradIy) Beard, May 27, 1781; "had five children."
ELI, m. Lois Malory, Aug. 5, 1778. Children:
LEVI, m. Abigail Harger, Jan. 30, 1755. Child:
JOEL, m. Ruth Stoddard of Woodbury, Nov. 13, 1785. Children:
GEORGE W , son of George Weeks Cheeseman of New York, and grandson of Richard Cheeseman, was born in New York City, Jan. 7, 1823. The Cheeseman family came from the west part of England and settled first on Long Island. George W. Cheeseman, Sr.. m. Mary Hegeman of a family of Dutch descent residing for many generations in New York city and on Long Island. George W. Cheeseman, Jr., came to Connecticut in 1832; lived in Stratford several years; came to Birmingham in 1842 and m. Sarah, dau. of Samuel Durand in 1847. Children:
JOHN, m. Rachel Davis, Nov. 30, 1769. Children:
WILLIAM, with his wife Hannah came from Lyme, Conn., to Derby about 1735. In the town records he is called in 1742, "merchant," and in 1748, " shop keeper," his store being at the old village of Derby. Children:
7. SHELDON, son of William and Hannah Clark, m. Betty Keeney, Feb 15, 1764; and was a merchant at Old Town until just before the Revolution, when he established his store at the Narrows, being an influential man in the town some years. Children:
ENS. THOMAS, m. Susanna ---------. He came from Milford. Children:
MOSES, m. Abigail Brewster Johnson, Jan. 6, 1774.
1. Levi, b. Dec. 17, 1774.
2. Abigail, b. Dec. 24, 1776.
WILLIAM, m. Mary -------.
ROBERT, Hon., was born at Suffolkshire, England, in 1596. His wife, Anna, was born in 1591. He with his wife and three sons sailed from England April 10, 1634, in the ship Frances, John Cutting, master, and landed in Boston in June of the same year. He first settled in Watertown, Mass., where he remained two years, when he removed to Wethersfield, Conn., where he remained about four years. Robert Coe's name is among the original purchasers of Stamford. Here he remained until 1644, when with his family he removed to Hempstead, Long Island. At this time he was about 48 years of age, his son John, 18, Robert, 17, and Benjamin, 15. He died in 1659. Children:
2. ROBERT, son of Robert and Anna (or Hannah) Coe, removed to Stratford in 1654, where he died in 1659, aged 32. He married Susanna -------, and had three Children:
4. JOHN, only son of Robert, Jr., and Susanna Coe, m. Mary, dau. of Joseph Hawley of Stratford, Dec. 20. 1682. This was the Joseph Hawley who owned considerable land in Derby. John Coe's four eldest sons settled in Durham, where they had families. He died Apr. 19, 1741, aged 83. Children:
16. CAPT. EBENEZER, son of John and Mary Coe, m. Mary Blackman, June 1, 1727, and died at Stratford in 1766. aged 63 years. This Ebenezer Coe commanded a company in the Revolution; was wounded in the burning of Danbury, by which he was deprived of a part of his right ear and his right eye, but survived many years. Children:
17. JOHN, son of Ebenezer and Mary Coe, came to Derby a young man, and m. Hannah, dau. of John Chatfield, Sept 8. 1755 ; and resided at the old village of Derby, where he died in 1783, and hence the record made that he was one of the first Methodists in the town is erroneous, it being his son John. Children:
22. DENMAN, son of John and Hannah Coe, m. Mary Northrop of Milford, Feb. 20, 1781.
24. JOHN, JR., son of John and Hannah Coe, m. Ruth, dau. of Isaac Johnson, Aug. 17, 1785. She was born Mar. 31, 1665. Children:
31. JOHN ALLEN, son of John and Ruth Coe, m. Grace, dau. of Joseph and Esther Smith, May 10, 1812. He died Sept. 23, 1849, aged 57. His widow, Grace, died Jan. 21, 1869, aged 72. Children:
33. JOHN, son of John Allen and Grace Coe, m. Mary Hoadley of Naugatuck. Sept. 3, 1837. Children:
35. ISAAC, son of John Allen and Grace Coe, m. Augusta Hoadley of Naugatuck, Apr. 18, 1841, who died Jan. 23, 1870, aged 50; and he m. 2d Lucy Grant, Feb. 1, 1871. He died May 18, 1872. Children:
36. ROBERT, son of John Allen and Grace Coe, m. Emily J. Horton of Straitsville, May 18, 1842. Children:
37. WALES. son of John Allen and Grace Coe, m. Julia Elizabeth Beach of Milford, Sept. 17, 1845. He left Derby with his family in 1854, and settled in Davenport, Iowa, and after three years removed to Crawfordsville in the same state, where he now resides. Children:
38. George Washington, son of John Allen and Grace Coe, m. Sarah Brooks, Dec. 24, 1846. He died Feb. 27, 1854, aged 28 years. Children:
40. JULIUS CURTISS, son of John and Mary Coe, m. Elizabeth Dougal Wakelee, Oct. 8, 1860. Children:
42. JOHN ALLEN, son of John and Mary Coe, m. Cornelia A. Wakelee, Oct. 9, 1866. Children:
43. CHARLES HOADLEY, son of John and Mary Coe, m. Ida Mary Fields, Jan. 15, 1875. Child:
48. IRVING HIEL, son of Isaac and Augusta Coe, m. Addie M. Cate, May 6, 1868. Children:
52. FRANK LEE, son of Robert and Emily J. Coe, m. E. Justine Carrington of Bethany, Jan. 23, 1873.
53. STERLING DENNISON, son of Wales and Julia E. Coe, m. Mary Malinda Crawford of Crawfordsville, Iowa, Oct. 28, 1869. Child:
55. HENRY BROOKS, son of George W. and Sarah Coe, m. Elizabeth Wilson, Mar. 28, 1868, who died Nov. 21, 1870. Child: