Genealogies from
"The History of the old town of
Derby, Connecticut, 1641-1880;
with biographies and genealogies

UFFOTT to YALE

[Transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]




UFFOTT.
    THOMAS, m. Mabel ------. Children:
    • 1. Abigail, b. Feb., 1741.
    • 2. Mehitable, b. Apr. 27, 1743.
    • 3. "Shours," b. May 17, 1745; "Shores " m. Elizabeth Durand, June 10, 1773; had Samuel, b. Oct. 31, 1773.
WARD.
    STEPHEN, m. Abigail Johnson of Wallingford, Nov. 22, 1752. Children:
    • 1. Joseph, b. Nov. 29, 1753.
    • 2. Mary, b. Feb. 28, 1756.
    • 3. Rhoda, b. Dec. 11, 1758.
WATERAUS.
    JOHN, of New York, m. Mrs. Lydia Deplank, Oct. 10, 1756.
WATROUS.
    PRITCHARD, m. Susanna Clark (?). Children:
    • 1. Richard, b. May 26, 1751.
    • 2. Charity, b. Sept. 19, 1753; d. May 24, 1760.
    • 3. Susanna, b. May 21, 1755.
    • 4. Isaac, b. Mar. 27, 1757.
    • 5.
    • Andrew, b. Mar. 27, 1759.
    • 6. Anne, b. Dec. 3, 1761.
WASHBURN.
    WILLIAM, came to Derby and m Hannah Wooster, Aug. 20, 1696. Child:
    • 2. Ephraim, b. in 1701.

      2. EPHRAIM, son of William Washburn, m. Miriam, dau. of Samuel Bowers, Oct. 7, 1724. Children:
      • 3. Timothy, b. Jan. 20, 1725.
      • 4. Joseph, b. May 5, d. Oct. 28, 1737.
      • 5. Hannah, 2 [out] d. Oct. 30, 1737.
      • 6. Benjamin, b. July 5, 17-- [Out]; d. Nov. 4, 1737.
      • 7. Dorcas; d. Nov. 13, 1737.
      • 8. Mary.
      • 9. Hannah, b. Aug. 23, 1740.
      • 10. Dorcas, b. Mar. 22, 1742.
      • 11. Bowers, b. June 18, 1745.
      • 12. Benjamin, b. June 6, 1747.

        3. TIMOTHY, son of Ephraim and Miriam Washburn, m. Hannah. Children:
        • 13. Sarah, b. June 11, 1746.
        • 14. Edmund, b. Nov. 27, 1747.
        • 15. Joseph, b. May 12, 1750.
WASHBURN.
    SAMUEL, came to Derby and m. Susannah Wooster, Nov. 30, 1714. Children:
    • 2. Samuel, b. May 4, 1717; m. Sarah Beach, May 9, 1741.
    • 3. William, b. Aug. 28, 1742.
    • 4. Mary, b. Dec. 4, 1744; d. Dec. 5, 1749.
    • 5. Mary, b. Aug. 15, 1749.
    • 6. Samuel, b. Jan. 6, 1751.
    • 7. Sarah, b. Feb. 24, 1755.
    • 8. Eli, b. Sept. 19, 1758.
WASHBURN.
    JOHN, m. Sarah Gunn, Nov. 5, 1729. Children:
    • 2. John, b. June [out].
    • 3. Anne, b. Feb. 19, 1733.
WASHBURN.
    EDWARD, m. Mary Prindle, Dec 30, 1730. Children;
    • 2. Dan., b. Nov. 21, 1731.
    • 3. Ruth, b. Apr. 2, 1738.
    • 4. Mary, b. Mar. 20, 1749.
    • 5. Eunice, b. Apr. 14, 1742.
    • 6. Lemuel, b. Nov. 28, 1744.
    • 8. Abel, b. Oct 17, 1753.
WASHBORN
    GIDEON, m. Esther Allen, Oct. 6, 1743. Children:
    • 1. Philene, b. July 6, 1744.
    • 2. Asahel, b. Mar. 30, 1746.
    • 3. Anne, b. Jan. 30, 1748.
    • 4. Lucretia, b. Sept. 5, 1750.
    • 5. Mabel, b. Sept. 16, 1752.
    • 6. Eunice, b. May 20, 1755.
    • 7. William, b. May 1, 1757.
    • 8. Sarah, b, Oct. 16, 1760.
    • Widow Mary Washburn died Jan. 11, 1712.
WASHBAND.
    JOSIAH, m. Sarah Harger, June 2, 1767. Children:
    • 2. Josiah, b. Jan. 9, 1769.
    • 3. Mary, b. Feb. 5, 1774.
WAKELEE.
    FREEGIFT, kept tavern on the hill above the Capt. Bassett place. His children all died in Derby except David. Children:
    • 2. Smith.
    • 3. David.
    • 4. Watrous C.
    • 5. Isaac.
    • 6. John.
    • 7. Leander.
    • 8. Lefty.

      4. WATROUS. C. ,m. Caroline, dau. of Lewis Hawkins. Children:
      • 9. Eli H., b. 1829.
      • 10. Albert, b. 1834.
      • 11. Charles, b. 1836.
      • 12. David, b. 1838.

        9. ELI H., son of Watrous C. Wakelee, m. Anna Chatfield. Child:
        • 13. Frank W. H.

        10. ALBERT, son of Watrous C. Wakelee, m. Hattie Hill. Children:
        • 14. Frederick.
        • 15. Eli H.
        • 16. Albert.

        11. CHARLES, son of Watrous C. Wakelee, m. -----; had two Children:
        • 17. Hermon.
        • 18. Clarke.

        12. DAVID, son of Watrous C. Wakelee, m. Mary Myers. Children:
        • 19. Leonard; m. -----; had Esther.
        • 20. Frank W.
        • 21. Mary.
        • 22. Fanny; m. --- Platt of Milford.

        13. FRANK W., son of Eli Wakelee, m. Fanny Platt of Milford.
WEED.
    JOHN, m. Mary Beement. Dec. 17, 1702. Accepted as an inhabitant in Derby, Jan. 4, 1703. He died May 2, 1739. His widow Mary died Oct. 27, 1743. Children:
    • 1. John, b. Sept. 29, 1706; d. ----.
    • 2. John, b. Nov. 2, 1708.
    • 3. Jonah, b. Apr. 6, 1711.
    • 4. Andrew, b. Sept. 27, 1721.
    • 5. Joannah, b. Apr. 22, 1724.
WEED.
    SAMUEL, m. Sarah -----. Children:
    • 1. Samuel, b. Mar. 4, 1732.
    • 2. David, b. Jan. 16, 1734.
    • 3. Nathaniel, b. June 3, 1736.
    • 4. Dan., b. Mar. 10, 1739.
    • 5. Reuben, b. Oct. 16, 1740.
    • 6. John, b. May 9, 1742.
    • 7. Abel, b. Nov. 5, 1744.
WEED.
    GEORGE, m. Esther. Child:
    • 1. Elijah, b. Feb. 17, 1739.
WELTON.
    Moses, m. Elizabeth Wooster, Dec. 11, 1772. Children:
    • 1. Andrew, b. Jan. 29, 1774.
    • 2. Eleazer, b. Jan. 26, 1776.
WHEELER.
    CAPT. JAMES, came to Derby and m. Sarah Johnson, May 19, 1736. He received a captain's commission in 1756. He owned considerable land where the village of Derby Narrows was afterwards built; and was a prominent man in the town. He died July 9, 1768, aged 52. Sarah, his widow, died in Sept., 1812, aged 92 years. Mrs. Lois Wheeler, mother of Capt. James, died Sept. 11, 1767, aged 87 years. Children:
    • 2. Sarah, b. Dec. 27, 1737; m. Stephen Whitney.
    • 3. Samuel, b. Sept. 24, 1739.
    • 4. Simeon, b. Apr. 15, 1741.
    • 5. Ruth, b. May 26, 1743; m. Nathan Fairchild.
    • 6. James, b. Apr. 6, 1745.
    • 7. Daughter, b. Mar. 1, 1747; d. an infant.
    • 8. Joseph, b. May 2, 1748.
    • 9. Moses, b. July 28, 1750.
    • 10. Anne, b. Aug. 10, 1752.
    • 11. David, b. Mar. 14, 1754.
    • 12. John, b. June 2, 1756.
    • 13. Elijah, b. Dec. 22, 1758; d. May 5, 1775.
    • 14. Hannah, b. Mar. 25, 1761.
    • 15. Sarah, b. Apr. 5, 1764 (?).

      3. SAMUEL, son of Capt. James Wheeler, m. Lois Fairchild, Apr. 28, 1763. Children:
      • 16. Lois, b. Mar. 24, 1764.
      • 17. Abel, b. Dec. 18, 1765.
      • 18. Eunice, b. Oct. 26, 1767.
      • 19. Samuel, b. May 28, 1769; d. Jan. 7, 1770.
      • 20. Levi, b. Nov. 21, 1770; d. Apr. 29, 1774.
      • 21. Ann, b. Sept. 9, 1773.
      • 22. Rachel, bapt. Oct. 22, 1775.
      • 23. Hannah, b. Sept. 6, 1777.

      4. SIMEON, son of Capt. James Wheeler, m. Sarah Baldwin, Oct. 10, 1764. He died in 1776, probably in the war. Children:
      • 24. Ruth, b. Sept. 17, 1765; m. Dea. Bradford Steele.
      • 25. Nathan, b. Sept. 29, 1767; m. Experience Washburn.
      • 26. Timothy, bapt. Apr. 29, 1770.
      • 27. Simeon, bapt. Jan. 26, 1772.
      • 28. Sarah, bapt. May 29, 1774; m. Eli Stanford.
      • 29. David, bapt. Mar., 1777; d. not m. Dec. 21, 1829.

      6. JAMES, JR., son of Capt. James Wheeler, m. Mary Clark of Milford, June 13, 1767. Children:
      • 30. Mary, b. Feb. 4, 1768.
      • 31. Lucy, b. Dec. 23, 1769.
      • 32. Ann, b. Sept. 12, 1771.
      • 33. Sarah, bapt. Feb. 6, 1774.
      • 34. Hannah, b. Jan. 30, 1776.
      • 35. Lois, b. Mar. 14, 1778.
      • 36. James, b. Mar. 1, 1781.

      8. JOSEPH, son of Capt. James Wheeler, m. Sarah Wheeler of Stratford, Apr. 11, 1771, who died Apr. 10, 1772, and he m. 2d Lucy -----. He sold a number of building lots at Derby Narrows when that village began to be built. Children:
      • 37. Sally, b. Oct. 2, 1774;m. Jesse Beach, 1792.
      • 38. William, b. Apr. 3, 1779.
      • 39. Nancy, b. Mar. 1, 1782.
      • 40. Whittlesey, b. Sept. 19, 1784.
      • 41. Joseph, b. Aug. 11, 1787.
      • 42. Polly, b. May 19, 1791.

      9. MOSES, son of Capt. James Wheeler, m. Lucy Hecock of Waterbury, Dec. 26, 1770. Children:
      • 43. Moses, b. July 20, 1771.
      • 44. Lucy, b. Mar. 9, 1773.
      • 45. Betty, b. Feb. 20, 1775.
      • 46. Cheery, b. May 3, 1777.
      • 47. Clary, b. May 3, 1777.
      • 48. David, b. Sept. 7, 1779.
      • 49. Daniel, b. Mar. 14, 1782.
      • 50. Asa, b. June 23, 1783.

      12. JOHN, son of Capt. James Wheeler, m. Sibyl Todd, July 10, 1776, who died May 11, 1777; and he m. 2d Sarah Johnson, Nov. 19, 1777. Children:
      • 51. John Todd, b. May 4, 1777.
      • 52. Elijah, b. Dec. 4, 1778.
      • 53. Samuel, b. Jan. 17, 1781.
      • 54. Sibyl, b. Apr. 14, 1783.
WHEELER.
    SAMUEL, who may have been brother to Capt. James Wheeler, m. Abigail Wheeler, Dec. 2, 1739. Children:
    • 1. Samuel (probably).
    • 2. Abigail, b. Jan. 17, 1744.
    • 3. Robert, b. May 14, 1746.
    • 4. Agnes, b. Sept. 26, 1748.

      3. ROBERT, son of Samuel and Abigail Wheeler, m. Ruth Wheeler of Stratford, June 23, 1768. Children:
      • 5.
      • Samuel, b. July 2, 1769.
      • 6. Elisha, b. Jan. 29, 1771.
      • 7. Moses, b. Mar. 4, 1773.
WHITMORE.
    ELIAS, m. Rachel Wisebury, Feb. 21, 1755. Chilren;
    • 1. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 21, 1757.
    • 2. Sarah, b. Oct. 13, 1760.
WHITNEY.
    HENRY, born in England about 1620; came to America and was associated with others in buying land in Southold, L. I., in 1649. He afterwards settled in Huntington, L. I., and Jamaica, L. I., where he was selectman. He came to Norwalk, Conn., about 1665, where he deceased, probably in the autumn of 1673.

      2. JOHN, son of Henry, m. Elizabeth, dau. of Richard Smith of Norwalk, and followed his business of millwright and miller. Children:
      • 3. John, b. Mar. 12, 1676-7; a miller.
      • 4. Joseph, b. Mar. 1, 1678-9; millwright.
      • 5. Henry, b. Feb. 21, 1680; a weaver.
      • 6. Elizabeth, b. about 1684.
      • 7. Richard, b. Apr. 8, 1687.
      • 8. Samuel, b. 1688.
      • 9. Anne, b. about 1691.
      • 10. Eleanor, b. Jan. 27, 1693.
      • 11. Nathan.
      • 12. Sarah.
      • 13. Josiah.

        13. JOSIAH, son of John and Elizabeth Whitney, m. Eunice Hanford of Norwalk, Oct 30, 1729; settled in Norwalk where he died as early as 1750. Children:
        • 14. John, b. Feb. 10, 173031; d. young.
        • 15. Stephen, b. Feb. 10, 1732-33.
        • 16. Henry, b. Feb. 19, 1735-36.
        • 17. Eliezer, b. Mar. 7, 173738.
        • 18. Isaac, b. Mar. 27, 1741.

          15. STEPHEN son of Josiah and Eunice Whitney, settled in Derby, at the Narrows, where he m. 1st Sarah, dau. of Capt. James Wheeler, who died Mar. 31, 1764; m. 2d Eunice Keeney, Nov. 5, 1764. He m. 3d Hannah Hull, widow of ----- Morse. She died in 1793 or 4. Stephen Whitney started the first store at the Narrows in 1762 or 3, in which he continued until 1768, when he gave up all to his creditors. At this time there were but a few houses at the Narrows, most of the trade centering at the old village of Derby and at Hawkins Point, and hence the trade was not sufficient at the Narrows to sustain a store. After this he engaged more entirely in the West India trade, and in which he had gained a modest competency a second time, when the sinking of a brig, the cargo of which belonged to him, brought him to poverty once more; after which he made a living, in his old age by trading in a small way in the towns about Derby." Children:
          • 19. Samuel, b. Mar. 24, 1759; m. Esther Smith, Jan. 31, 1793. No children.
          • 20. Isaac, b. Nov. 17, 1761.
          • 21. James, b. Mar. 23, 1764; d. m. June, 1794. Stephen, 1772.
          • 22. Sarah, b. Aug. 11, 1765; d. in Seymour about 1849, aged 84.
          • 23. Lucinda, b. Apr. 2, 1768; d. Sept. 18, 1769.
          • 24. Eunice, bapt. May 30, 1771; d. in 1808, age 37 years.
          • 25. Abigail, b. Mar. 24, 1772; d. Apr., 1772.;Stephen, b. Mar. 24, 1772; d. Apr., 1772.
          • 26. Nabby, b. Apr. 4, 1774; m. Capt. Amos Sherman, a master-mariner, who d. in Derby in 1834. She d. in Oxford, Oct. 1, 1862, aged 87, 1769.

          16. HENRY, son of Josiah and Eunice Whitney, m. Eunice, dau. of William Clark about 1761, who died Aug. 21, 1794, aged 48; he died May 1, 1811, aged 75 years. He was a master-mariner and farmer; founder of King Hiram's Lodge. (See inscription in Episcopal cemetery.) Children:
          • 27. William Clark, bapt. Apr. 11, 1762.
          • 28. Josiah, b. about 1764.
          • 29. Isaac, b. Mar., 1767; d. Oct., 1769.
          • 30. Sheldon, b. about 1769; probably d. young.
          • 31. Henry, b. July 30, 1772.
          • 32. Susan, b. Oct. 11, 1774; died not m. Dec. 22, 1851.
          • 33. Stephen, b. Sept. 15, 1776.
          • 34. Archibald, b. Mar., 1780.

            20. ISAAC, son of Stephen and Sarah Wheeler, m. Betsey Waterman, and died in 1794. His widow Betsey m. Justus Butler of New Haven, July 17, 1803, where she afterwards resided. Children:
            • 35. James, d. before Jan. 5, 1796.
            • 36. Sarah Wheeler, b. in 1789; dwelt in New Haven and New York city.

            27. WILLIAM CLARK, son of Henry and Eunice Whitney, m. Mary Thompson of Huntington; settled in Derby, where she died Nov. 7, 1807, aged 41. He died Oct. 26, 1838, in his 77th year. Tradition says he went to the West Indies as a mate of a vessel, before he was twenty-one, and the captain dying on the voyage; he disposed of the cargo and brought the vessel home showing great prudence and skill. He was wounded in the Revolution and received a pension. Children:
            • 37. George Henry, b. about 1784; d. in New York aged 25, not m.
            • 38. Harriet, bapt. Sept., 1785; m. Lucius Kellogg, a physician in Derby until 1810; they then settled on Long Island.
            • 39. Mary, bapt. July 6, 1788; m. Truman Plumb, a mariner of Milford, Dec. 24, 1807. They afterwords settled in New Haven where she d. in 1817.
            • 40. Mark William Embleton, bapt. June 20, 1790; not m.; was a mariner and d. in London, Eng., aged 25.
            • 41. Giles Marlborough, b. in 1792; a merchant in New York city; m. Cornelia Anne Heyer,Oct. 1, 1817; d. in 1825.
            • 42. Eunice, b. Apr. 5, 1794; m. Zina Chatfield of New Milford; resided in Huntington opposite Derby Narrows until 1821; then settled at Oyster Bay, L. I., where he d., and she m. David Marcus Clark of Oxford, where they resided.
            • 43. Sheldon Clark, b. Apr. 1799; went South, m. had a family.
            • 44. Barnard, b. Dec. 24, 1801; m. Sarah Elvira Kane of Derby; was merchant at Oyster Bay, L. I., then removed to Paterson, N. J.
            • 45. Charles Dennis, b. in 1805; a wholesale merchant in New York city.
            • 46. Elizabeth, b. May 29, 1805; m. Theodore E. Bliss, a merchant of New York.

            28. JOSTAH, son of Henry and Eunice Whitney; m. Hannah, dau. of Capt. Joseph Riggs in 1784, and dwelt in Derby; was commander of a vessel in the South American trade; was cast away in 1794, and died in consequence of his sufferings in Demarara, in August of that year. She afterwards m. Philo Northrop of Woodbridge and had two Children: Deborah Ann Northrop and George Northrop. Children:
            • 47. Hannah, b. June 20, 1785; m. Aug. 10, 1805, Henry Remer, who carried on a large business as shoe-maker in Derby until May, 1827, when they removed to Seneca Falls, N. Y.
            • 48. Maria, b. Mar. 14, 1787; m. George Finley, grandson of Rev. Samuel Finley, D. D., of New Jersey. He d. at Bridgeport. She d. at Tremont, N. Y.
            • 49. Josiah Clark, b. Apr. 1, 1789; m. in 1811, Esther E. Mosier of Derby; was a cooper; d. in New York; she d. in Trumbull, Conn., in 1873.
            • 50. Martha, b. Mar. 26, 1792; m. Mar. 4, 1808, at Hinesburgh, Vt., Jonathan Stone, where they resided; had family.
            • 51. Stephen Merit, b. Feb. 17, 1794; a master mariner; m. Charlotte Lewis Sept. 22, 1822; resided a time in New York city; removed to Mount Vernon, O.

            31. HENRY, son of Henry and Eunice Whitney, was a merchant in New York city of very honorable character, and success; m. July 30, 1808, Mary, dau. of Hendrick Snydam of Hallett's Cove, L. I.; resided in 1811, at 75 Broadway, New York, where he died Mar. 2, 1812, of malignant croup; buried in Greenwood. His widow m. Adrian Van Sinderen, a retired merchant of Newtown L. I. Mr. Whitney was a member about 20 years of the honorable firm of Lawrence and Whitney, shippers of New York city.

            33. STEPHEN, son of Henry and Eunice Whitney, was a merchant in New York city; m. Aug. 4, 1803, Harriet Snydam, sister to his brother Henry's wife, and dwelt in the city. He died Feb 16, 1860; she May 12. 1860; buried in Greenwood, of which cemetery he was one of the original incorporators, and a director through his life. He went to New York when 18 or 20 years of age, having had only ordinary advantages at Derby, and engaged himself as clerk to the firm of Lawrence and Whitney, shippers, in which his brother Henry was a partner. By energy and business talent he soon acquired means to enter copartnership with John Currie, a Scotchman, in the wholesale grocery trade. He traded largely in wines, then in cotton, then engaged in ship-building and the shipping trade to nearly all parts of the world; then in canals and railroads, and finally in banks, accumulating great wealth. Children:
            • 52. Samuel Snydam, b. Nov. 26, 1804 d. unm. at 7 Bowling Green, New York, Dec. 21, 1858.
            • 53. Emeline, b. June 7, 1808; m. June 25, 1828, John Dore, and were residing at 127 Madison Ave., New York, in 1877.
            • 54. John Currie, b. Dec. 28, 1808; d. Dec. 28, 1808.
            • 55. Mary, b. Apr. 5, 1810; m. Oct. 28, 1829, at 7 Bowling Green, Jonas Philips Phoenix, who was a prominent citizen of New York
            • 56. Henry, b. Aug. 23, 1812, was graduated at Yale College, where he resided until his death Mar. 21, 1856; m. 1st Hannah Eugene Lawrence, Jan. 27, 1835; 2d Maria Lucy Fitch.
            • 56. Stephen, b. Oct. 11, 1814; d. of consumption at his father's residence, New York, Nov. 21, 1858; not m.
            • 57. William, b. July 6, 1816; m. Mary Stuart McVickar, and d. June 12, 1862 at his city residence.
            • 58. Edward, b. Nov. 29, 1818; d. at Flushing, L. I., Apr. 7, 1851; not m.
            • 59. Caroline, b. June 11, 1823; m. 1st her cousin, Ferdinand Snydam, who d. at "Ivy Nook " near New Haven, June 25, 1872; m. 2d Oct. 29, 1874, John Jacob Crane, a physician; reside at Ivy Nook.

            34. ARCHIBALD, son of Henry and Eunice Whitney, was a wholesale grocier in New York, where he m. Nancy Brower, Sept. 2, 1801. In 1802, he formed a co-partnership with Elijah Humphreys from Derby, which continued under the name of Humphreys and Whitney until 1814, some of the time at No. 5, Burling Slip. From 1816 to 1825, he was a partner with his nephew Giles M. Whitney. He then removed to Derby where he died of apoplexy Sept. 28. 1 842. His wife joined the Congregational church at Derby, May 29, 1831, and died Nov. 22, 1869. Children:
            • 60. Henry, b. Nov. 14, 1802, in New York.
            • 61. Maria, b. Feb. 19, 1804; m. Josiah Mann of New York, Dec. 1, 1840, where he d. Feb. 8, 1873, in his 81st year. She returned to Birmingham.
            • 62. Alfred, b. May 26, 1806; d. not m. in Derby May 28, 1839.
            • 63. Archibald, b. Apr. 19, 1808: d. not m. in Derby, Jan. 10, 1849.
            • 64. Thomas Vose, b. Aug. 15, 1810; m. Nancy M. Powe, dau. of Mayor Powe of Derby. He died at Ansonia of apoplexy May 15, 1873: The local paper said: "Mr. Whitney was a citizen of Derby for fifty years, and well known in all this region; and his sudden death will be deeply lamented by the whole community." Their children all died in infancy.
            • 65. Ann Eliza, b. Mar. 15, 1813; m. in Derby, Nov. 23, 1836, Peter P. Phelps a book-keeper; lived at Ottawa, Ill., and Georgetown, Col.
            • 66. Susan Augusta, b. Jan. to, 1816; m. in Derby, Apr. 17, 1843, James M. Mann; residence, Birmingham.
            • 67. Jane Alida, b. Nov. 15, 1818; not m.; residence, Birmingham.
            • 68. William, b. Dec. 16, 1821, in New York; appointed deputy-consul for the United States at Bermuda, Dec. 10, 1872, where he m. Francis Mary Hill, Jan. 27, 1875.
            • 69. Theophilus Brower, b. Nov. 5, 1824, at Derby; d. Apr. 4, 1825.
            • 70. John Dore, b. May 25, 1827; a manufacturer of hoop-skirts; m. Oct. 17, 1866, Mary Frances Parrott of Bridgeport, where they reside.

              60. HENRY, son of Archibald and Nancy (Brower) Whitney; m. Maria Frances, dau. of John Phillips of Bridgeport, Conn. They settled at Derby where he held the offices of town clerk, justice of the peace, judge of probate and postmaster, and was much respected as a citizen. He died July 29, 1862; she died Feb. 1, 1852. Children:
              • 71. Alfred, b. July 25, 1840; d. at Derby, Nov. 4, 1859.
              • 72. Maria Sherwood, b. Oct. 28, 1841; d. Aug. 20, 1842.
              • 73. Thomas Hart Benton, b. Sept. 18, 1843; a merchant and broker in Birmingham; served three months in Connecticut volunteers.
              • 74. Henry Archibald, b. Dec. 25, 1846; a clerk; m. at Port Chester, N. Y., Mary Ella, dau. of Nathan Bassett of Derby; settled in New Britain, Conn. He served in the navy during the late war, and in the United States army after the war ; resides in New York city.
              • 75. Edward Huntington, b. June 3, 1849; d. Sept. 8, 1856.
              • 76. Albert, b. May 3, 1850; d. July 23, 1850.
              • 77. Arthur, b. May 3, 1850; said to be living at Ottawa,

              70. JOHN DORE, son of Archibald and Nancy (Brower) Whitney; m. Mary Frances Parrott. Oct 17, 1866; a manufacturer of hoop-skirts, at Bridgeport, Conn. Children:
              • 78. Henry Parrott, b. Feb. 26, 1868; d.
              • 79. Frank Archibald, b. July 18, 1869.
WHITNEY.
    RANFORD; m. Ruth Canfield, Sept. 26, 1773. Children:
    • 1. Sarah, b. Apr. 3, 1774.
    • 2. Joseph Lyman, b. Sept. 1, 1775.
WILLIAMS.
    THOMAS; Winifred, wife of, died Mar. 4, 1738.
WOOD.
    JOHN, m. Mary ---. Children:
    • 1. Samuel, b. July 18, 1704.
    • 2. Caleb, b. Dec. 27, 1714.
    • 3. George, b. Mar. 20, 1717.
    • 4. Mary, b. Mar. 25, 1719.
WOODEN.
    DAVID, m. Lorania ----- . Children:
    • 1. Sarah, b. Dec. 9, 1765.
    • 2. David, b. Jan. 14, 1778.
WOODEN.
    HEZEKiAH, m. Eunice ------. Children:
    • 1. Thomas, b. Dec. 22, 1775.
    • 2. Eliza, b. Aug. 28, 1789
WOOSTER.
    EDWARD, appears early in Milford, as indicated by the following record: " A general court, Oct. 24. 1651, considering the pressing need for hops, the town grants to Edward Wooster an acre, more or less, lying up the Mill river, to be improved for a hop garden, according to his request. This is not to pay rates while improved for hops." In 1654, he with three other families settled at Paugasuck, and one object on his part, probably, was to raise hops on the meadow lands below Ansonia, which were well adapted for that business, and it was in the pursuit of this object that he dug a trench or race, from where the lower Ansonia bridge now is, down into the meadow where the bed of the Naugatuck now is, to irrigate that part of the meadow or low land, and by this race the river course became changed in about fifty years. Tradition says, and it seems correct, that his house stood on the east side of the river road at Old Town, a little south of the parting of the two roads going north, one to Ansonia along the river bank and the other up to the Episcopal burying-ground. On his decease this property was sold to Doct. John Durand, and the first bridge built over the Naugatuck is said to have been located at or opposite this house. The house of Francis French, another of the first four families, was half a mile to the east on the hill; that of Edward Riggs, also of the first four, was about one mile east on the hill, the farm still remaining in the family; and the house of Thomas Langdon was near Edward Wooster's, in what was called the village, and known many years as Derby village; now Old Town. Here Edward Wooster resided until the close of life, July 8, 1689, his age being 67, which warrants the conclusion that he was born in England in 1622. Of his first wife nothing is definitely known, but there are indications that he was connected with Francis French, possibly by marriage. His first wife died, and he m. in 1669, Tabitha, dau. of Henry Tomlinson of Stratford. Twelve of his children shared in the distribution of his estate in 1694; Samuel Riggs being guardian for Edward, Sylvester and Ebenezer, and Ephraim Stiles for Jonas and Tabitha. Here in the deep wilderness he lived with his family and three neighbors eleven or twelve years, a hero in this respect. He was not a man of notions and changes, but continued steady and faithful at his post, providing as best he could for those who were dependent upon him, little dreaming that his grandson and his family would be celebrated in greatness the world over, and that his own name, thereby, would go down in sublime honor to the end of the greatest republic ever established in the world. For twenty years he was the leading man of the little plantation that seemed unlikely to become greater than a man's hand, but has attained in business and in war an enviable fame. All honor to the first, reliable, and most noble hero of Derby ! Children:
    • 1. Elizabeth; m. Col. Ebenezer Johnson.
    • 2. Mary, b. Nov. 1654; d. young; probably the first white child born in Derby.
    • 3. Thomas.
    • 4. Abraham.
    • 5. Edward, bapt. 1670; not m.
    • 6. David, bapt. 1670.
    • 7. Henry, b. Aug. 18, 1666; enlisted in Queen Anne's army and d. at Nova Scotia about 1700.
    • 8. Ruth, b. Apr. 8, 1668; m. Samuel Bowers in 1657.
    • 9. Timothy, b. Nov. 12, 1670.
    • 10. Hannah, b.
    • 11. Jonas, b.
    • 12. Tabitha, b.
    • 13. Sylvester, b.
    • 14. Ebenezer, b.

      3. LIEUT. THOMAS, son of Edward Wooster, m. Phebe, dau. Henry Tomlinson of Stratford, and lived a little north of his father's some years, if not until his death. He was a substantial, successful farmer, and died Jan. 26, 1713, aged about 57. Children:
      • 15. Phebe Leavenworth, d. Mar. 26, 1696.
      • 16. Zervia, d. Aug. 19, 1682.
      • 17. Alice, b. Sept. 6, 1680; d. 1682.
      • 18. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 1, 1685; m. John Tomlinson.
      • 19. Thomas, b. Feb. 18, 1692.
      • 20. Thankful, b. Nov. 7, 1695; d. Nov. 18, 1706.

      4. ABRAHAM, son of Edward Wooster, m. Mary Walker, of Stratford, Nov. 22, 1697. In 1696, he and his brother Timothy exchanged their lands in the meadows, inherited from their father, for other lands (probably in Quaker's Farm) in the town. Abraham removed to Stratford about 1706, and remained there until about 1719. In a deed of 1722 he is said to be of Derby, and was living at Quaker's Farm, and the same in several deeds between that and 1743; in two of which he is said to be a mason: "Know ye, that I, Abraham Wooster, Senr., of the town of Derby . . . in consideration of one certain gun in hand received of Abraham Wooster, Junr., of said Derby, now resident in Stratford, have therefore given, granted, . . . sold, a certain lot of land within the bounds of said Derby, situate in Oxford Parish, in that tract of land ..known by the name of Quaker's Farm Purchase . . in number four in that division. July 16, 1743. Abraham Wooster." Children:
      • 21. Abraham, b.
      • 22. Ruth, b. Sept. 26, 1700.
      • 23. Joseph, b. Jan. 16, 1702.
      • 24. Sarah, b. April 2, 1700.
      • 25. Mary, b. April 3, 1707.
      • 26. Hannah, b. Feb. 23, 1709.
      • 27. David, b. Mar. 2, 1710.

      6. DAVID, son of Edward Wooster, m. Mary ---------. At his death, Mar. 29, 1711, he left his wife Mary to administer his estate. Children:
      • 28. Jerusha, b. 1702.
      • 29. Persis, b. May 30, 1704.
      • 30. Tamar, b. June 16, 1707.

      9. TIMOTHY, son of Edward Wooster, m. Anna Perry, May 23, 1699. Children:
      • 31. Timothy, b. Dec. 29, 1699.
      • 32. Tabitha, b. May 3, 1701
      • 33. Edward, b. Sept. 17, 1702.
      • 34. Anne, b. Jan. 17, 1705; m. Daniel Hawkins.
      • 35. Samuel, b. April 17, 1706.
      • 36. Damaris, b. Feb. 20,1708; m. Eleazer Hawkins.
      • 37. Henry, b. Feb. 19, 1710.
      • 38. Arthur, b. Mar. 26, 1713.
      • 39. Eliezer, b. Oct. 16, 1715.

      13. SYLVESTER, son of Edward Wooster, m. Susannah ------. He d. Nov. 16, 1712. Children:
      • 40. Moses, b. 1699.
      • 41. Tabitha, b. 1701.
      • 42. Samuel, b. 1704.
      • 43. Nathaniel, b. 1707.
      • 44. Sylvester, b. 1710.
      • 45. Susannah, b. July 23, 1713.

      14. EBENEZER, son of Edward Wooster, m. Margaret, dau. of Zechariah Sawtell, of Groton, and settled in the town of Stratford. Children:
      • 46. Harvey, b. May 27, 1712.
      • 47. Zechariah, b. Mar. 17, 1714.
      • 48. Ebenezer, b. Jan. 5, 1716.

        19. THOMAS, JR., son of Lieut. Thomas Wooster, m. Sarah, dau. of Joseph Hawkins, Dec. 25, 1718, who d. Dec. 10, 1785, aged 91. He d. Feb. 2, 1777, aged 85. Children:
        • 49. John, b. Dec. 22, 1719.
        • 50. Ruth, b. Mar. 30, 1722.
        • 51. Thomas, b. Oct. 11, 1724.
        • 52. Elizabeth, b. Mar., 1727.
        • 53. Daniel, b. July 14, 1729.
        • 54. Joseph, b. June 30, 1732.
        • 55. David, b. Jan. 5, 1735.

        21. ABRAHAM, JR., son of Abraham Wooster, m. Martha -----, and settled at Quaker's Farm, in Oxford parish, near his father. He resided a short time across the Ousatonic in Stratford, and then returned to Derby. Children:
        • 56. Wait, b. Apr. 22, 1732.
        • 57. Mary, b. May 10, 1733.
        • 58. Hinman, b. Apr. 26, 1735.
        • 59. Miles, b. June 10, 1738.
        • 60. Abraham, b. Sept. 20, 1740.

        23. JOSEPH. Of this family we have no account. A Joseph Wooster, Jr., resided at Good Hill, Quaker's Farm, in 1799, and deeded land at that place. If there was a Joseph, junior, there must have been a senior, who most probably was descended from Abraham Wooster, who owned land on this Good Hill. This Joseph Wooster, Sr , is said to have had 16 children, one of whom was Joseph, who m. Hannah ------. Children:
        • 61. Russell, b. Apr. 26, 1791; father of Col. Wm. B.
        • 62. Sally, b. Aug. 5, 1792.
        • 63. Hannah, b. July 7, 1794.

        27. GENERAL DAVID, son of Abraham Wooster, was graduated at Yale College in 1738, m. Mary, dau. of Thomas Clap, president of Yale College, Mar. 6, 1746. (See Biography.) Children:
        • 64. Mary, b. Jan. 21, 1747 ; d. Oct. 20, 1748.
        • 65. Thomas, b. July 30, 1751.
        • 66. Mary, b. June 2, 1753.

        31. TIMOTHY, JR , son of Timothy Wooster, m. Abigail Harger, Aug. 18, 1727, probably dau. of Ebenezer, her birth not being recorded. She died Sept. 23, 1736, aged 30, and he m. 2d Sarah Bowers, Mar. 22, 1737, who died Oct. 23, 1749, aged 43 years. She was probably dau. of Samuel Bowers, by his first wife, although not recorded. Children:
        • 67. Jabez, b. Oct. 15, 1728.
        • 68. Dorcas, b. Apr., 1731; d. Apr., 1737.
        • 69. Abigail, b. Aug 18, 1736.
        • 70. Dorcas, b. Mar. 25, 1736.
        • 71. Edward, b. Feb. 18, 1740; d. Oct. 15, 1746.
        • 72. Jesse, b. May, 4, 1743.
        • 73. Walter, b. July 7, 1745.
        • 74. Edward, b. Sept. 28, 1747.

        33. EDWARD, son of Timothy Wooster, m. Child:
        • 75. Grace, b. Feb. 15, 1727.

        35 SAMUEL, son of Timothy Wooster, m. Ann Moss, Oct. 28, 1731. Child:
        • 76. Elisha, b. July 5, 1732.

        40. Moses, son of Sylvester Wooster, m. Mary Hawkins, Apr. 5, 1720.

        42. SAMUEL, son of Sylvester Wooster, m. Hannah Johnson, May 22, 1725. Child:
        • 77. Sarah, b. Nov. 28, 1725.

        44. SYLVESTER, JR., son of Sylvester Wooster, m. Mercy Hine, Feb. 20, 1738.

          49. JOHN, son of Thomas Wooster, Jr., m. Eunice, dau. of Samuel Hull, June 18, 1746. Children:
          • 78. Anne, b. Apr. 13, 1747; d. Aug. 3, 1751.
          • 79. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 26, 1748; d. Aug. 8, 1751.
          • 80. Hannah, b. July 8, 1750.
          • 81. John, b. Oct. 11, 1752.
          • 82. Anne, b. Nov. 13, 1754.

          51. THOMAS, son of Thomas Wooster, Jr., m. Lois -----. Child:
          • 83. Sarah, b. Feb. 2, 1749.

          53. DANIEL, son of Thomas Wooster, Jr., m. Sarah Hawkins, May 11, 1780, who died Oct. 13, 1790. Children:
          • 84. Isaac, b. July 24, 1781.
          • 85. Aramy, b. Dec. 26, 1782.
          • 86. Rama, b. Nov. 11, 1784.
          • 87. Daniel, b. Mar. 14, 1786.
          • 88. Sally, b. Apr. 20, 1788.
          • 89. Joseph, b. Mar. 22, 1790; d. June 14, 1790.

          54. JOSEPH, son of Thomas Wooster, Jr., m. Hannah ---------. Child:
          • 90. David, b. Dec. 1, 1774.

          55. DAVID, son of Thomas Wooster, Jr., m. Mary ----. Child:
          • 91. Amy, b. Dec. 9, 1754.

            70. WALTER, Son of Timothy, Jr., m. Ursula Beebe of Waterbury, Nov. 15, 1780.
WOOSTER.
    MOSES, m. Mindwell Chatfield, June 20, 1759. Child:
    • 1. Lemuel, b. June 23, 1760.
WOOSTER.
    HENRY, m. Elizabeth Twitchell, Jan. 24, 1762. Children:
    • 1. Henry, b. Oct. 25, 1762.
    • 2. Enoch, b. May 7, 1765.
WOOSTER.
    TWITCHELL, m. Elizabeth Hull, Oct. 11, 1764. Child;
    • 1. Ebenezer, b. July 30, 1765.
WOOSTER.
    HENRY 3D, m. Rebecca ---. Child:
    • 1. Abigail, b. June 3, 1789.
WOOSTER
    ZERVIAH, died Feb. 20, 1698.
YALE.
    THOMAS, of Farmington, m. Mrs. Elizabeth Mills, of Derby, June 15, 1768. Children:
    • 1. Thomas, bapt. Apr. 15, 1769; d.
    • 2. Thomas G., b. Sept. 22, 1770.
    • 3. Rebecca, b. Jan. 28, 1773.
    • 4. John, bapt. Apr. 16, 1775.
    • 5. Samuel, bapt., Dec., 1777.
    • 6. Benjamin, bapt., Mar. 5, 1780.
    • 7. Sally, bapt. June 9, 1782.

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