Genealogies - EASTMAN to GUNN
Extracted From
History Of The Towns Of
New Milford And Bridgewater, Ct.
1803 - 1882
Hartford, Conn: Press Of The Case,
Lockward And Brainard Co.
1882

[Transcribed by Sandra Boudrou]




BRIEF EXPLANATIONS


Great care has been taken to make these genealogies correct and complete. Every birth that could be found on the town records has been copied, and these have been compared with the record of baptisms up to 1800, and every baptism recorded of a child whose birth could not be found has been given here in the place of the birth.

Much biographical reading is here given because it was not convenient to place it in a former part of the book; indeed much that is in the former part has been taken from the genealogies for the purpose of making a more connected account in the historical part.

In the record of marriages and many of the families, where persons belonged to New Milford nothing is said of the place of residence, but if they resided elsewhere or removed, the place is given, if it was known.

The deaths of many persons are not here given because they are printed in the lists of inscriptions on the gravestones.

Many families resided in the town during forty years after the Revolution of whom no record of births could be obtained, for during those years there was great neglect in recording births, and all persons of many of those family names have disappeared from town.

The abbreviations are such, it is thought, as will be readily understood: m. stands for married, b. for born, d. for died, unm. for unmarried.

Only one set of numbers are used, as being the most convenient and readily understood. The number at the birth of a child is repeated only when the marriage of the same person is given further on.

Only the names of persons in the genealogies which cannot be traced in alphabetic order in any of the various families here recorded are given in the index of the book.


1. EASTMAN, Benjamin, m. Mary Hitchcock, June 16, 1756.

    2. Nadab, b. Apr. 23, 1757; d. Sept. 24, 1757.
    3. Benjamin, b. Oct. 3, 1759.
    4. Nadab, b. July 11, 1761.
    5. Rachel, b. June 18, 1763.
    6. "Deidamie," b. May 31, 1765; d. July 30, 1765.
    7. Mahitable, b. June 9, 1766.
    8. Amherst, b. Aug. 14, 1768.
    9. David, b. Sept. 14, 1770.

1. EDWARDS, Edward, m. Margaret Oviatt, Oct. 10, 1771. He died Oct. 9, 1823. She died June 5, 1824, aged 82 years.

    2. Urania, b. Aug. 19, 1772.
    3. Ohelia, b. June 13, 1774.
    4. John Weeks, b. Sept. 12, 1775.
    5. Diadamia, b. Jan. 11, 1777.
    6. John Calvin, b. Apr. 5, 1778.
    7. Sylvia, b. Sept. 1. 1779. 8. Martin Luther, b. May 18, 1781.
    9. Anne, b. May 28, 1783.

1. ELIOTT, Rev. Andrew, m. Sophia Wasson of Fairfield, Sept. 19, 1820. She d. Nov. 17, 1822. He was pastor of the Cong. Church in N. M., and d. May 9, 1829, aged 48 years.

    2. Sophia, b. Nov. 13, 1822.

EMMONS, Rollin C., came from Litchfield to New Milford, and m. Orcelia, dau. of Justin Sherman of Merryall, Jan. 17, 1856. He is a wheelwright.

    1. George Elwood.
    2. Edwin Clarence; d. when 14 months of age.
    3. Edwin Justin.
    4. Katie Maria.

1. EMMONS, George Elwood, son of Rollin C. and Orcelia Emmons, m. Alice C. Smith of East Weymouth, Mass., Oct. 21, 1880. He is a merchant in New Milford. Ch.:

    Addie C.

1. EVERITT, Daniel, Esq., an attorney in N. M., m. Urania, dau. of Rev. Nathaniel Taylor, Jan. 1, 1778. He died Jan. 20, 1805, aged 56 years. She d. May 28, 1823, aged 71 years.

    2. Harmon, b. Sept. 23, 1778; d. Mar. 3, 1812.
    3. William, b. Nov. 11, 1780.
    4. Daniel Taylor, b. Mar. 20, 1784.
    5. Tamar Urania, b. July 1, 1786; d. Mar. 14, 1812.
    6. Nathaniel Shelton, b. Dec. 7, 1796; d. Nov. 27, 1799.

1. FABRIQUE, David, m. Debora Wooster of Oxford, in Derby, May 13, 1766. On Nov. 30, 1761, he being then of Newtown, bought land in New Milford, a little west of the "Common field fence, near the gate called Samuel Prindle's gate," with a "dwelling-house and barn and cider-mill, for 140 pounds." this was on Wood-Creek road, now owned by the heirs of the late John Knowles. On Dec. 16, 1761, he bought another piece for 109 pounds, 18s 5d., on Wood-Creek hill. He afterwards sold his possessions and removed from the town.

    2. Ann, b. Aug. 27, 1766; d. Dec. 24, 1766.
    3. Amos Leach, b. Nov. 6, 1788.
    4. Deborah, b. June 6, 1769.
    5. John, b. Sept. 9, 1770.

1. FAIRCHILD, Eleazer, Jr., m. Deborah Leach, Jan. 18, 1786.

    2. Eleazer Curtis, b. Feb. 16, 1787.
    3. Amos Leach, b. Nov. 6, 1788.
    4. Daniel, b. Sept. 26, 1770.
    5. Anne, b. Nov. 6, 1792.
    6. Ruth Amy, b. July 28, 1795.
    7. Clara, b. Sept. 2, 1797.

1. FARRAND, Joseph, Jr., and wife Mercy.

    2. John, b. Feb. 25, 1756.
    3. Asa, b. June 5, 1757.
    4. Josephy, twins, b. Jan. 7, 1759.
    5. Benjamin, twins, b. Jan. 7, 1759.

1. FERGUSON, John, m. Polly Fuller, Jan. 5, 1806. Resided in Bridgewater.

    2. William Henry, b. Feb. 5, 1807.

1. FERRISS, Zachariah, from Reading, England, was of Charlestown, Mass., 1645, and in Stratford as early as 1655. Ch.:

    2. Zachariah, bapt. Feb. 6, 1676.
    3. Sarah, b. Nov. 12, 1676.
    4. Hannah, b. July 18, 1680.

FERRISS, Zachariah, of Stratfield, with wife Sarah, was one of the first twelve settlers in New Milford. The tradition in the family is that he was the son of Samuel of Stratford, and that his mother was Jerusha Reed, but of this we have no certainty. The tradition is also that this Zachariah married Sarah Noble about 1698, which must be an error so far as concerns the Sarah Noble who was daughter of John Noble, the first settler in New Milford, for she was born in 1699, and we learn from the Noble genealogy of no Zachariah Ferriss marrying a daughter of any family by the name of Noble. If Zachariah was the son of Samuel, then Samuel was most probably the son of Zachariah the first, above, and the three children above were those of Samuel instead of Zachariah the first. There are evidences that lead to the supposition that Sarah Ferriss, the wife of the first Zachariah Ferriss in New Milford, was sister to Col. John Reed, who is noticed in this book. Zachariah Ferriss of New Milford died before 1757. Ch.:

    5. Deborah, b. June 17, 1700; m. 1st, John Welch, who died May 25, 1732. She m. 2d, Joseph Miles.
    6. Joseph, b. Sept. 27, 1707.
    7. David, b. May 10, 1707.
    8. Benjamin, b. Nov. 10, 1708.
    9. Sarah, b. Nov. 10, 1710; m. Stephen Noble, Jr.
    10. Hannah, b. Aug. 6, 1712; m. Nathan Talcott.
    11. John, b. Feb. 6, 1714.
    12. Zachariah, b. Sept. 30, 1717.

    6. Joseph, son of Zachariah and Sarah Ferriss, m. Hannah Welch of Milford, Nov. 11, 1725. He settled on the plain south of Fort Hill.

      13. David, b. Sept. 18, 1726.
      14. Sarah, b. Sept. 11, 1728.
      15. Joseph, b. Jan. 5, 1732.
      16. Jude, b. May 14, 1735; d. Sept. 28, 1757.
      17. Zachariah, b. Mar. 25, 1739.
      18. Samuel, b. Sept. 11, 1743; m. Abigail Brownson, Jan. 26, 1774. He died Oct. 14, 1775.
      19. Gilbert, b. Sept. 24, 1747; m.

    7. David, son of Zachariah and Sarah Ferriss, m. at Wilmington, Delaware, and became a Quaker preacher. (See Biog.)

    8. Benjamin, son of Zachariah and Sarah Ferriss, m. Phebe Beecher of Milford, Nov. 6, 1728. They removed to Oblong or Quaker Hill, Westchester Co., N. Y.

      20. Zebulon, b. May 20, 1729.
      21. Reed, b. Oct. 7, 1730.
      22. Susanna, b. Nov. 7, 1732.

    11. John, son of Zachariah and Sarah Ferriss, m. Abigail Tryon, 3d month, 1738. He removed to Wilmington, Delaware, where he died before 1752.

      23. Deborah, twin, b. Mar. 7, 1738-9.
      24. Rachel, twin, b. Mar. 7, 1738-9.
      25. Nathan, b. Sept. 7, 1740.
      26. Rosannah, b. Feb. 7, 1741-2.

      13. David, son of Joseph and Hannah Ferriss, m. Abigail Comstock of Kent, Feb. 26, 1755. She died Sept. 11, 1797, in her 67th year. He died July 20, 1800, in his 74th year.

        27. Orange, b. Dec. 14, 1755; d. in the army at Crown Point.
        28. Jude, b. Feb. 12, 1758; d. Sept. 9, 1775.
        30. Alanson, b. Aug. 10, 1763.
        31. David, b. Feb 18, 1766; m. Amarillis Stilson.
        32. Betty, b. May 25, 1768.
        33. Daniel Hutton, b. Mar. 1, 1771.
        34. James Fitch, b. Jan. 1, 1774; d. Aug. 26, 1775.

      15. Joseph, 2d, son of Joseph and Hannah Ferris, m. Johannah Gaylord, Jan. 19, 1758. He died Feb. 14, 1814, ae. 82.

        35. Joseph, b. Jan. 26, 1778.

      17. Zachariah, son of Joseph and Hannah Ferriss, m. Phebe Gaylord, Mar. 13, 1776. He died Feb. 19, 1804. She died May 14, 1811. His residence and farm were in Jerusalem, on Rocky River.

        36. Hannah, b. June 19, 1768; m. Samuel Couch; went to Ohio.
        37. Aaron Gaylord, b. May 15, 1770; m.; removed to Vermont, and thence to Genesee, N. Y.
        38. Angus, b. Oct. 19, 1772.
        39. Nathan Langrish, b. Feb. 15, 1775; settled in Clinton Co., N. Y.
        40. Zachariah, b. July 11, 1778.
        41. Rufus, b. Mar. 21, 1780; went to Ohio as agent for Elijah Boardman; lived and died there.
        42. Zina, b. Oct. 6, 1782; d. Jan. 20, 1794.
        43. Phebe Opehlia, b. Nov. 16, 1784; m. James Briggs of Sherman, and is still living.
        44. Thirza, b. Jan. 2, 1787; m. Squire Johnson, and went to Canada.

      19. Gilbert, son of Joseph and Hannah Ferriss, m. Miriam Nichols, Apr. 15, 1778.

        45. Gilbert, b. May 6, 1779; d. May 9, 1782.
        46. "Easter," b. Sept. 8, 1780.

      Capt. Amasa, son of David and Abigail Ferriss, m. Molly Miles, Dec. 16, 1781. He d. Apr. 26, 1811, in his 57th year.

        47. Orange Miles, b. Mar. 21, 1783; d. Feb. 9, 1834, of consumption.
        48. Jude Fitch, b. Jan. 9, 1786.
        48. Molly Pickett, b. Feb. 27, 1789; m. Chester Read, and d. Feb. 20, 1812, at New York.
        49. Daniel Pickett, b. Mar. 9, 1795.
        50. Samuel Frederick, b. Mar. 9, 1795.

        30. Alanson, son of David and Abigail Ferriss, m. Esther Washburn, Nov. 16, 1783.

          51. Henry Bilson, b. Feb. 8, 1784; d. Mar. 9, 1784.
          52. Henry Bilson, b. Jan. 10, 1785.

        33. Daniel Hutton, son of David and Abigail Ferriss, m. Rheamy _____, who d. Nov. 3, 1793. He m. 2d, Annis Botsford of Newtown, Jan. 29, 1795. He d. Apr. 2, 1843. Annis, his widow, d. Feb. 19, 1852.

          53. John, b. Dec. 18, 1790.
          54. Urania, b. Feb. 17, 1792.
          55. Henry, b. Oct. 27, 1793; d. Oct. 1, 1794.
          56. Julia, b. Mar. 18, 1796.
          57. David, b. Sept. 2, 1798; d. Jan. 2, 1799.
          58. Marietta, b. Jan. 17, 1800.
          59. David, b. June 30, 1802.
          60. Eugene, b. June 18, 1806.

        35. Joseph 3d, son of Joseph 2d and Johannah Ferriss, m. Anna McMahon, Dec. 11, 1796; resided on his father's homestead on the plain.

          61. Julia Ann, b. July 6, 1801; d. y.
          62. Joanna Caroline, b. Apr. 4, 1805; m. Hubbard Barlow.
          63. George Alexander, b. Mar. 19, 1807.
          64. Constantine Wright, b. Nov. 22, 1808.
          65. Hannah Maria, b. Jan. 14, 1811; m. John Marsh.
          66. Mary; m. John Osborn.

        38. Angus, son of Zachariah and Phebe Ferriss, m. 1st, Milly Ruggles; 2d, Julia Hinman; 3d, Mrs. Aphia (Carman) Hollister. Ch.:

        By 1st wife.

          66 . Zina; went to Ohio.
          67. Abijah.
          68. Phebe; m. Geo. W. Marsh, and d. at Oberlin, O., where they resided.
          69. Gaylord, went to Ohio.
          70. Sally.
          71. Nathan; m. _____ Averill of N. P., and d. at Peru, N. Y.
          72. Rufus; m. _____ Platt; removed to Boardman, Ohio.

        40. Zachariah 2d, son of Zachariah and Phebe Ferriss, m. Hannah Marsh, Sept. 15, 1802, and lived on his father's homestead. He d. Aug. 30, 1860, ae. 82. She d. Aug. 1, 1867, ae. 82.

          73. Edith, b. Dec. 14, 1803; m. Levi Leach of Sherman, Mar. 9, 1826.
          74. Mary Ann, b. Oct. 21, 1808; m. John Haviland, Aug. 29, 1831; had Jane Ann, who m. Gershom Giddings.
          76. Phebe Joan, b. Nov. 5, 1811; m. Abraham Hoag, May 8, 1831; removed to Dover, N. Y.
          77. Hannah, b. Dec. 21, 1814; m. William Wanzer.
          78. Charles Marsh, b. July 6, 1816.
          79. Abby Jane, b. May 23, 1819; m. 1st, Israel Haviland; 2d, Richard Brady; residence in Sherman.
          80. Henry, b. Jan. 8, 1822.
          81. Arabella, b. Sept. 13, 1824; m. Walter Marsh, Sept. 15, 1852; had William H., Amos H., and Phebe M.
          82. Eunice Cordelia, b. Jan. 21, 1827; d. Oct. 10, 1829.

        49. Daniel P., son of Capt. Amasa and Molly Ferriss, m. Elizabeth Furlong, Apr. 23, 1821. He d. in New York Sept. 17, 1831. She d. in East Port, Me., June 8, 1847.

          83. Mary Jane, b. Mar. 23, 1822; d. in 1833.
          84. Robert Palmer, b. Jan. 1, 1823.
          85. Esther Ann, b. Nov. 12, 1825; d. in 1827.
          86. Daniel Pickett, b. Feb. 17, 1827.
          87. John Furlong, b. aug. 11, 1829.

          63. George A., son of Joseph 3d and Anna Ferriss, m. Olive H. Ferriss, Mar. 22, 1860. He d. Jan. 8, 1882. Ch.:

            88. George Benjamin.
            89. Samuel Joseph.
            90. Lillie Minerva.

          64. Constantine, son of Joseph 3d and Anna Ferriss, m. 1st, Rachel Northrop; 2d, Mrs. Polly A. Noble.

            91. Benjamin; m. Libbie Booth; lives at St. Pauls, Minn., and keeps the Sherman House.
            92. Arthur E.; m. Susan, dau. of Lyman Stone, Apr. 12, 1871; had Frank and Addison.

          By 2d wife.

            93. Walter; m. Maggie Jennings of Falls Village.
            94. Maud.

          78. Charles M., son of Zachariah and Hannah Ferriss, m. Mary A. Marsh, June 12, 1839. He lived some years in Jerusalem, but died in Minnesota, Oct. 15, 1865. She d. Nov. 8, 1877. Ch.:

            95. Zachariah, d. Oct. 16, 1871.
            96. Samuel D.; d. Nov. 14, 1850.
            97. Charlotte; m. Charles Sherwood; lives in Tennessee.
            98. Olive H.; m. George A. Ferriss.
            99. Charles H.; lives in Tennessee.

          80. Henry, son of Zachariah and Hannah Ferriss, m. 1st, Dorcas Hatch, May 22, 1845. She was b. Oct. 20, 1824, and d. Dec. 3, 1851. He m. 2d, Matilda M. Starks, Mar. 28, 1858.

            100. Helen C., b. Oct. 21, 1847; d. Sept. 23, 1850.

          By 2d wife.

            101. Jennie Elizabeth; m. Charles Dodd.
            102. Mary Alice.
            103. Starks Benoni.

FERRISS, Second Family.

1. FERRISS
, Stephen, is supposed to have been born in Kilkenny county, Ireland, in the year 1729.* (This date is from the old family Bible.) He embarked as a seaman on a merchantman at the age of 12 or 13, but was afterwards pressed on board a man-of-war, in which service he continued for some time, being at the siege of Havanna by the English, in 1762. He escaped from the man-of-war, probably the next winter or summer, as he lived in New Jersey eight years, at the end of which time he came to New Milford, and married, here, Sarah, daughter of William Drinkwater, Aug. 27, 1771, he being then forty-two years of age. He had several brothers; among them were Robert, Paul, and John, one of whom he saw while on board the man-of-war, that being the last he ever saw of any relatives. He was a farmer in New Milford, and d. Dec. 14, 1831. His grave-stone gives his age as 99 years, but the date in the old Bible makes him 102 at his decease. His wife, Sarah, d. in June, 1809, ae. 70 years. Children:

    2. Stephen, b. May 1, 1772.
    3. Mercy, b. Sept. 29, 1773; m. Elisha Murray.
    4. Elizabeth, b. Apr. 29, 1775; m. Ezra Drake.
    5. John, b. Feb. 24, 1777.
    6. Gerardus, b. Mar. 17, 1779. In 1859 these children were all living, the youngest being over 80 years of age.

    2. Stephen, Jr., son of Stephen and Sarah Ferriss, m. Jan. 3, 1796, Lydia West, who was b. Oct. 19, 1773, at Dover, N. Y. He was a farmer in New Milford, where he d. June 12, 1860. His widow, Lydia, d. Oct. 16, 1863, ae. 90 years.

      7. Ithamar, b. Sept. 6, 1797.
      8. Robert, b. Sept. 30, 1799.
      9. Hannah, b. Dec. 29, 1802; d. Nov. 29, 1807.
      10. Ezra, b. Sept. 8, 1804.
      11. Hannah, b. Nov. 26, 1807; unm.
      12. Lucretia, b. Nov. 28, 1809; unm; d. May 10, 1879.
      13. Gerardus, b. Mar. 2, 1812.

    5. John, son of Stephen and Sarah Ferriss, m. Feb. 24, 1801, Sally Thompson, who was b. May 31, 1781, in Warren, Conn. He removed with his family to Franklin, Delaware Co., N. Y., about 1829 where he d. in Dec., 1865. He was a farmer. Children:

      14. Sally Maria, b. Mar. 4, 1803; m. Elijah Judd; had Mary E., b. Oct. 6, 1827; Sarah M., b. Oct. 1, 1834; John E., b. Apr. 7, 1839; Ellen M., Feb. 2, 1846.
      15. Polly Miranda, b. Aug. 8, 1805; m. Ellis Sweetlove; had George N., b. Apr. 24, 1826; Chauncey M., b. Oct. 26, 1834; Merritt V. B., b. Feb. 5, 1837; Frances E., b. Aug. 7, 1839: Ellen M., b. Nov. 10, 1844.
      16. Chauncey Marshall, b. July 17, 1807.
      17. George Nelson, b. June 1, 1810.
      18. Irene M., b. Oct. 23, 1815; m. Mar. 19, 1840, Henry D. Melt, who was b. Sept. 5, 1808, in N. Y. They reside at Franklin, Delaware Co., N. Y.; had Ann Eliza, b. Mar. 13, 1841; Georgianna R., b. Jan. 1, 1844; Mary Alice, Nov. 28, 1848; Ellen I., b. June 21, 1851; Marshall I., b. Aug. 8, 1854; Estelle, b. in 1857; d. Jan. 13, 1859.
      19. Caroline S., b. June 4, 1818; m. Sept. 5, 1838, Darius Henderson, b. Aug. 10, 1815; had Vernon F., b. Feb. 3, 1840; killed at Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862; Mary J., b. Nov. 15, 1841; Alice I., b. Oct. 8, 1849; Carrie E., b. Sept. 3, 1860.
      20. Amarilla, b. July 20, 1823; m. Jan. 8, 1846, Daniel P. Rose, who was b. Nov. 4, 1813, at Exeter, Otsego Co., N. Y. He is a farmer, and resides at Bainbridge, N. Y. Had, by a former wife, Ellen I., b. July 23, 1840; Annett E., b. Oct. 1, 1842; Wallace C., b. May 31, 1845.

    6. Gerardus, son of Stephen and Sarah Ferriss, m. Jan., 1804, Polly Davis, who was b. July 30, 1784, and d. Dec. 28, 1858. He was a farmer in New Milford, and d. July 29, 1867. Children:

      21. Charles, b. June 20, 1804.
      22. Caroline, b. May 7, 1808; m. Harry Stuart of Sherman.
      23. Charlania, b. May 25, 1810; m. Israel Noble.
      24. George, b. Jan. 1, 1813.
      25. Paulina, b. Dec. 24, 1817; m. Wm. E. Hoyt.
      26. Albert, b. Apr. 7, 1820.
      27. Charlotte, b. Sept. 24, 1827; m. Alfred Burdick; had Gerardus and Alfred E.

      7. Ithamar, son of Stephen, Jr., and Lydia Ferriss, m. June 3, 1821, Louisa Catlin, who was b. Mar. 13, 1800, in Litchfield. He d. June 17, 1865, of cancer, in New Milford. Children:

        28. Lydia Ann, b. Jan. 12, 1823, at Milton, Ct.; m. Charles Gregory.
        29. Delia, b. Nov. 22, 1825; m. Henry Stevens.
        30. Jane E., b. Feb. 27, 1828; m. Wm. L. Pain, May 29, 1853, who was b. May 19, 1821, at N.M. He is a farmer, and resides at Cato, Cayuga Co., N.Y. Had dau. Frances; d.
        31. Stephen Catlin, b. Apr. 15, 1830.
        32. Morel, b. Nov. 21, 1832; d. May 4, 1843.
        33. Robert Bruce, b. May 28, 1835; killed at Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862.
        34. Helen, b. May 2, 1837; m. Minot L. Hartwell of N.M.
        35. Henry, b. May 27, 1840; d. May 24, 1843.
        36. Gertrude, b. Aug. 11, 1843; m. _____ Hickok.

      8. Robert, son of Stephen, Jr., and Lydia Ferriss, m. Sept. 13, 1843, Alice Wright, who was b. Mar. 12, 1817, in Milton, Conn. He is a farmer in New Milford. Children:

        37. Samuel Gerardus, b. Nov. 19, 1845; d. Apr. 17, 1846.
        38. Mary Augusta, b. Oct. 16, 1847; d. Sept. 18, 1864.
        39. Edward Robert, b. Dec. 21, 1849; d. Jan. 6, 1855.

      10. Ezra, son of Stephen, Jr., and Lydia Ferriss, m. Oct. 28, 1829, Sophronia Guild, who was b. Oct. 20, 1804, in Warren, Conn. He was for a time a clothier in Milton, but is now a farmer in New Milford. Children:

        40. Jay, b. Oct. 26, 1830; d. June 1, 1863, at New Orleans, in the army.
        41. Alban Guild, b. Aug. 30, 1832.
        42. Hilliard Bryant, b. July 27, 1839; d. July 27, 1862, in the army.

      13. Gerardus, son of Stephen, Jr., and Lydia Ferriss, m. May 3, 1843, Harriet Hoyt, who was b. Sept. 9, 1819, in N.M. He d. Jan. 19, 1846, leaving no children. His widow, Harriet, subsequently married Orrin Addis.

      14. Sally Maria, dau. of John and Sally Ferriss, m. Oct. 18, 1826, Elijah Judd, who was b. Oct. 24, 1805, in Kent. He is a harness-maker, and resides in Franklin, Delaware Co., N. Y. Children:

        43. Mary E., b. Oct. 6, 1827.
        44. Sarah M., b. Oct. 1, 1834.
        45. John Edwin, b. Apr. 7, 1839.
        45 . Ellen M., b. Feb. 2, 1846.

      15. Polly M., dau. of John and Sally Ferriss, m. Oct. 27, 1823, Ellis Sweetlove, who was b. Mar. 12, 1802, at N.M. He resides at Spencer, Tioga Co., N.Y. She d. Mar. 3, 1875. Children:

        46. Geo. Nelson, b. Apr. 24, 1826; d. June 13, 1870.
        47. Chauncey M., b.
        48. Merritt V. B., b. Feb. 5, 1837.
        49. Frances E., b. Aug. 7, 1839; d. Dec. 1, 1863.
        50. Helen M., b. Nov. 10, 1844.

      16. Chauncey M., son of John and Sally Ferriss, m. Nov. 5, 1834, Ann Eliza Johnson, who was b. Oct. 16, 1814, in N.J. She d. Sept. 28, 1840. He m. 2d, Nancy Newton, Jan. 1, 1844; b. Apr. 14, 1820. He d. May 9, 1858. Children:

        51. Joseph I., b. July 18, 1840.

      By 2d wife.

        52. Henry C., b. apr. 5, 1846; d. May 4, 1871.
        53. John J., b. Jan. 8, 1848; d. Nov. 10, 1863.
        54. Ellis S., b. May 18, 1851.
        55. Frank B., b. Sept. 3, 1853.
        56. Lanura F., b. Sept. 11, 1855.
        57. Chauncey M., Nov. 24, 1857.

      17. George Nelson, son of John and Sally Ferriss, m. Sept. 4, 1833, Polly Fowler, who was b. Sept. 17, 1811, in Meredith, Delaware Co., N. Y. He is a farmer, and resides in West Candor, Tioga Co., N. Y. Children:

        58. George C., b. Dec. 25, 1834.
        59. Mary Augusta, b. May 6, 1841.
      21. Charles, son of Gerardus and Polly Ferriss, m. Mar. 28, 1831, Mehitable Parsons, who was b. in Milton, Conn., Dec. 25, 1805, where he resides. His wife d. in 1881. Children:

        60. Harriet Lucretia, b. Jan. 25, 1832; m. _____ Bennett.
        61. Abigail Julia, b. Apr. 11, 1836.
        62. Charles Wm., b. Apr. 11, 1836.

      24. George, son of Gerardus and Polly Ferriss, m. Feb. 25, 1833, Amy Stone, who was b. July 23, 1814. He is a farmer in N. M. on Long Mountain. Children:

        63. Curtiss, b. Jan. 20, 1834.
        64. John, b. Apr. 27, 1836.
        65. Albert, b. Nov. 9, 1843; d.
        66. Charlania, b. Jan. 9, 1848; m. Cornelius Heritage.

      26. Albert, son of Gerardus and Polly Ferriss, m. Nov. 30, 1843, Janette Hill, who was b. July 23, 1823. He is a farmer in N. M., in Aspetuck. Children:

        67. Caroline, b. Nov. 20, 1845; m. Roger Hartwell.
        68. Mary Hannah, b. Feb. 14, 1848; m. Amos Bowers.
        69. Julia Maria, b. June 20, 1850; m. John Morehouse.
        70. Amy Jenette, b. June 3, 1855.
        71. Charlotte, b. Dec. 13, 1858; m. Henry Baldwin.
        72. Joice Rebecca, b. Jan. 1, 1861.

        31. Stephen Catlin, son of Ithamer and Louisa Ferris, m. Nov. 3, 1852, Martha Paine, who was b. Nov. 22, 1829. He is a manufacturer, resides in Gaylordsville.

        33. Robert B., son of Ithamer and Louisa Ferriss, was a farmer in N. M. He enlisted Sept. 18, 1861, in Co. I, 8th Regt., Conn. Volunteers, as a private, and was with that regiment in the battles of Roanoke Island, Newbern, Fort Macon, South Mountain, and Antietam, and fell at the last-named battle while gallantly fighting battles of his country. He was appointed Corporal after the battle of Newbern.

        41. Alban G., son of Ezra and Sophia Ferriss, m. Sarah L. Sherman of Redding, Conn., May 25, 1869. He is a salesman, and resides on High street in New Milford village. Ch.:

          Mary Alice Jessie

1. FISHER, Nehemiah, m. Frances Beecher, Jan. 18, 757.

    2. Sarah, b. Mar. 15, 1758.
    3. Lucy, b. Feb. 20, 1759.
    4. Nehemiah, b. Apr. 1, 1761.

1. FISK, Ebenezer, and wife Sarah.

    2. Ichabod Ebenezer, b. Oct. 19, 1747.

1. FOWLER, Benjamin, and wife Rachel.

    2. Philo, b. Jan. 13, 1770.

1. FULLER, Ichabod, and wife Jemima, of "Bateman's Patent."

    2. Baton, b. Oct. 2, 1749.

1. GAYLORD, Dea. William probably one of the passengers, with his wife and several children, in the company which came from England, in the Mary and John in 1630. He was one of the first deacons of the Dorchester Church. He removed to Windsor, Conn. He m. in England, and d. July 20, 1763, ae. 88 years. His wife d. June 20, 1657.

    2. Elizabeth, m. Richard Birge.
    3. William.
    4. Walter.
    5. Samuel.
    6. John.

    4. Walter, son of Dea. William Gaylord, b. in England, came with his father to Windsor, and m. Mary, dau. of Dea. Edward Stebbins of Hartford, Apr. 22, 1648. She d. June 29, 1657. He m. 2d., Sarah, dau. of William Rockwell, Mar. 22, 1658.

    By 1st Marriage.

      5. Joseph, b. May 13, 1649.
      6. Mary, b. Mar. 19, 1651.
      7. Joanna, b. Feb. 5, 1653.
      8. Samuel B., b. Apr. 12, 1655.
      9. Isaac, b. June 21, 1857.

    By 2d Marriage.

      10. Eleazer, b. Mar. 7, 1662.
      11. Sarah, b. Apr. 13, 1665.

      5. Joseph, son of Walter and Mary Gaylord, m. Sarah Stanley July 14, 1670. He settled in Waterbury, Conn., and about 1708 removed to Durham, Conn., where he d. about 1742.

        12. Sarah, b. 1671.
        13. Joseph, b. Apr. 22, 1673.
        14. John, b. Aug. 21, 1677.
        15. William, b. in 1680.
        16. Benjamin.
        17. Elizabeth.
        18. Mary.
        19. Abigail; m. James Williams.
        20. Joanna; m. Robert Royce.
        21. Ruth; m. Stephen Hickox.

        15. Ens. William, son of Joseph and Sarah Gaylord, m. "Joannah," dau. of John and Elizabeth (Booth) Minor of Woodbury, about 1707. He came to Woodbury a young man; joined the church there, Jan. 13, 1706, and his wife joined the same Dec. 7, 1712. She d. May 24, 1741. He m. 2d, Mrs. Mercy, widow of Major John Bostwick of N. M., Oct. 14, 1742. He d. Oct. 25, 1753, ae. 73. She m. 3d, _____ Lockwood, and d. Sept. 5, 1767. (See p. 63.) Ch.:

          22. Nathan, b. in Woodbury.
          23. Aaron, b. prob. in Woodbury.
          24. Ruth, b. Aug. 31, 1714; d. Aug. 31, 1714.
          25. Benjamin, b. Aug. 28, 1715; d. Feb. 11, 1718.
          26. Johannah, b. Aug. 16, 1717; m.
          27. Ruth, b. Mar. 28, 1719; m. Samuel Smith of Ridgefield.
          28. Benjamin, b. Sep. 12, 1721.
          29. Peter, b. Feb. 18, 1724; d. June 28, 1724.
          30. Mary, b. Nov. 22, 1725; m. Daniel Noble.

          22. Dea. Nathan, son of William and Johannah Gaylord, m. Hannah Brounson of Waterbury, Sep. 23, 1731. She d. Sep. 6, 1757, and he m. 2d, Hannah Mosely of Westfield, Mass., Mar., 1758. Abner, son of Hannah Mosely, d. in N. M., Mar. 8, 1768.

            31. Hannah Davis, b. June 9, 1742, an adopted daughter; m. Isaac Baldwin.

          23. Aaron, son of William and Johannah Gaylord, m. Phebe Smith of Ridgefield, Sep. 22, 1732.

            32. Sarah, b. Sep. 13, 1733; m. Lemuel Warner.
            33. Aaron, b. Dec. 21, 1735.
            34. Johannah, b. Oct. 10, 1737; m. Joseph Ferriss, Jr.
            35. William, b. Mar. 10, 1740.
            36. Phebe, b. Jan. 9, 1743; m. Zachariah Ferriss.
            37. Ebenezer, b. July 12, 1746.

          28. Dea. Benjamin, son of William and Johannah Gaylord, m. Tryal Morehouse Oct. 2, 1745. She d. July 17, 1755. He m. 2d, Ruth Sherman, Sept. 28, 1756. He d. Apr. 6, 1792. He was a farmer at Gaylord's Bridge, and a deacon in the Cong. Church at New Milford many years. He was made Ensign of the Trainband in 1760, and Lieutenant in 1762.

            38. Ruth, b. July 27, 1746.
            39. Nathan, b. Dec. 7, 1748.
            40. Peter, b. July 21, 1751.
            41. Daniel, b. May 19, 1753.

            33. Aaron, 2d son of Aaron, Sen., and Phebe Gaylord, m. Urania Briggs, Feb. 16, 1764.

              42. Truman, b. Oct. 13, 1766.
              43. Joanna, b. Mar. 31, 1769.
              44. Aaron, b. Oct. 6, 1773.

            35. William, son of Aaron, Sen., and Phebe Gaylord, m. Eunice Hitchcock, Mar. 20, 1766.

              45. Sarah, b. Aug. 12, 1766.
              46. David, b. Jan. 5, 1770.
              47. Minor, b. Mar. 6, 1774.
              48. Paulina, b. Dec. 1, 1775.
              49. William, b. Dec. 9, 1777.

            37. Ebenezer, son of Aaron, Sen., and Phebe Gaylord, m. Catharine Chittenden, Apr. 3, 1771.

              50. Demice,. Feb. 13, 1772.
              51. Phebe, b. Apr. 24, 1774.
              52. Daniel Harvey, b. May 1, 1776.
              53. Infant, b. Dec. 3, 1779; d. Dec. 7, 1779.
              54. Nathan, b. Nov. 10, 1783.

            39. Nathan, son of Dea. Benjamin and Tryal Gaylord, m. Ruth Hartwell June 30, 1774.

              55. Esther, b. Apr. 16, 1777; m. Warner Merwin.
              56. Benjamin, b. Apr. 4, 1779; d. young.
              57. Joseph, b. Nov. 19, 1781.
              58. Homer, b. Apr. 3, 1784.
              59. Nancy, b. Apr. 21, 1786.
              60. Ruth, b.

            40. Peter, son of Dea. Benjamin and Tryal Gaylord, m. Sarah, dau. of Joseph Hartwell, Feb. 20, 1778. He d. Sep. 28, 1793.

              61. Daniel, b. May 14, 1779.
              62. Betsey, b. Aug. 1, 1781; m. William Roberts.
              63. Peter, b. June 1, 1784.
              64. Elijah, b. Mar. 18, 1786.
              65. Salome, b. Oct. 26, 1791; m. B. Wadhams.

              42. Truman, son of Aaron 2d and Urania Gaylord, m. Esther Baldwin.

                66. Urania; m. Harmon Stone.
                67. Julia; m. Phineas Hunt.

              46. David, son of William and Eunice Gaylord, m. Armida Giddings of New Fairfield, Oct. 21, 1798.

                68. Eliza, b. July 4, 1800; m. William Roberts.
                69. Cornelia; m. Hugh Gelston.
                70. Eunice.
                71. Lucy; m. Sheldon Camp.

              47. Minor, son of William and Eunice Gaylord.

                72. William B.
                73. Aaron M.
                74. Albert A.; m. Julia M. Sanford, May 23, 1827.
                75. Harriet, twin.
                76. Maria, twin.
                77. Lucy A., removed to Minnesota.

              49. William, son of William and Eunice Gaylord, m. Abigail Maltby.

                78. Ann; m. John Blue.

              52. Daniel H., son of Ebenezer and Catharine Gaylord, m. Phebe Briggs, Sep. 25, 1799.

                79. Albert N., b. July 11, 1800.
                80. Eveline; m. Warner Marsh.
                81. Irwin B.
                82. William.

              54. Nathan, son of Ebenezer and Catharine Gaylord, m. Irene Downs, Oct. 15, 1807.

                83. Catharine; m. Albert Barnes.
                84. Orinda; m. M. S. Platt.
                85. Mary; m. Geo. C. Wells.
                86. Orra A.; m. Marcus E. Merwin.
                87. Elizabeth; m. Wm. H. Hine.
                88. Caroline; m. Charles S. Gaylord.
                89. George H.

              57. Joseph, son of Nathan and Ruth Gaylord, m. Mima Stone.

                90. Eliza Ann; m. Sheldon Buckingham.
                91. Harriett.
                92. Emily.
                93. John H.

              58. Homer, son of Nathan and Ruth Gaylord, m. Ann Canfield, May 5, 1807.

                94. Benjamin.
                95. Jane.
                96. Caroline.
                97. Ralph.

              61. Daniel, son of Peter and Sarah Gaylord, m. Rosanna Seeley.

                98. Betsey; m. Orra Warner.
                99. Susan; m. Col. Henry Merwin.
                100. Maria.
                101. Sarah.
                102. Delia.
                103. Charles S.; m. Caroline I. Gaylord, Oct. 4, 1848.
                104. Ann; m. Henry Elliott.

              63. Peter 2d, son of Peter and Sarah Gaylord, m. Elizabeth Briggs.

                105. John.
                106. Charlotte; m. Wm. H. Evans.
                107. Harmon.
                108. William.

              64. Elijah, son of Peter and Sarah Gaylord, m. Annie Stone.

                109. Eli.
                110. Sidney.

                79. Albert N., son of Daniel H. and Phebe Gaylord, m. Julia M. Sanford.

                  111. Albert D.
                  112. Harvey J.
                  113. Edward S.

                81. Irwin B., son of Daniel H. and Phebe Gaylord, m. 1st, Sarah E. Allen, Oct. 26, 1848; m. 2d, Phebe L. Jewett.

                  114. Hermon J.
                  115. Jeanette L.

                By 2d Marriage.

                  116. John.
                  117. William.

                89. George, son of Nathan and Irene Gaylord, m. Janet Aitkin.

                  118. Marian I.
                  119. Isabella A.

                John H., (Rev.) son of Joseph and Mima Gaylord, m. Amira Goodspeed.

                  120. Frank.
                  121. Floria.

1. GIDDINGS, George, (1)(Giddings Genealogy, by M. S. Giddings; pub. 1882.), at the age of 25, and Jane Tuttle, his wife, aged 20, came from England in 1635, and settled in the town of Ipswich, Mass. He was born in 1608, and brought with him a recommendation from the minister of St. Albans, of Hertfordshire, and became a man of position and influence; was deputy of the General Court several years, selectman, and elder in the first church. He died June 1, 1676. His widow Jane died in March, 1680. Ch.:

    2. Thomas, b. in 1638.
    3. John, b. in 1639.
    4. James, b. in 1641.
    5. Samuel, b. in 1645.
    6. Joseph Collins, b.
    7. Sarah.
    8. Mary.
    9. George.

    3. John, son of George and Jane (Tuttle) Giddings, m. Sarah _____. He was a commoner, or owner of land, in 1678; was a lieutenant and deputy to the General Court. He died before Feb. 20, 1690.

      10. George, b. 1664.
      11. Elizabeth; m. in 1685.
      12. Jane; m. in 1691.
      13. Sarah, b. in 1672.
      14. John, b. in 1675.
      15. Job, b. in 1677.
      16. Solomon, b. in 1679.
      17. Joshua, b. in 1681.
      18. Thomas, b. in 1683.
      19. Mary, b. in 1686.

      18. Thomas, son of John and Sarah Giddings, m. 1708, Sarah Butler (?); removed from Ipswich to Gloucester, where he remained eleven years, when he removed to Lyme, Conn., and settled on land he purchased, near Beaver Brook. Ch.:

        20. Job.
        21. Joseph, b. 1714.
        22. John.
        23. Joshua, b. 1719.
        24. Thomas, b. 1723.

        20. Job, son of Thomas and Sarah Giddings, m. Sarah Rathbone, Sept. 5, 1733. He removed with his father to Lyme about 1723, where he died May 25, 1748. Ch.:

          25. Dorcas, b. Jan. 6, 1735; m. in Lyme.
          26. William, b. Mar. 24, 1737; settled in Sherman, Conn.
          27. George, b. Dec. 27, 1737; d. in Rome, N.Y., during the French war.
          28. Sarah, b. Sept. 3, 1742; m.
          29. Job, b. Aug. 16, 1744.
          30. Ann, b. July 25, 1746.
          31. Zebulon, b. Mar. 23, 1748.

            26. Capt. William, son of Job and Sarah Giddings, settled in New Fairfield, North Society, about 1761; m. Lydia, dau. of Dea. Daniel Noble, June 2, 1763. He was made captain of the trainband in 1753, and served as captain in the Revolution. He was a farmer, and deacon of the Cong. Church of Sherman.

              32. Lucinda, b. Apr. 10, 1764; m. and d. in Dover, N. Y.
              33. Mary; m. Benjamin Soule.
              34. Sarah, b. July 9, 1766; m. Bennet Pickett.
              35. Dorcas, b. July 30, 1768; m. Amos Leach.
              36. George, b. June 2, 1777.
              37. Noble, b. Feb. 6, 1774.
              38. William, b. Oct. 17, 1776.
              39. David, b. Mar. 9, 1779.
              40. Buel, b. Sept. 29, 1781.
              41. Lydia, b. May 10, 1784.
              42. Daniel Noble, b. Aug., 1788.
              43. Ann, b. Sept. 27, 1792.

              40. Buel, son of William and Lydia Giddings, m. Sarah Reasoner in 1807. He was a wheelwright, and died in Dover, N. Y., Feb. 10, 1860. she died Mar. 23, 1880, aged 92.

                44. Van Rensselaer, b. in 1807.
                45. Adelia Ann, b. Mar. 4, 1809.
                46. Wm. Jackson, b. July 23, 1812.
                47. Orrin Noble, b. Feb. 21, 1814.
                48. Martin L., b. Aug. 25, 1819.
                49. William, b. Sept. 19, 1821.

                44. Van Rensselaer, son of Buel Giddings, m. Jan. 31, 1833, Sarah Maria, dau. of Heth and Jerusha Canfield. She was born Jan. 30, 1812, in New Milford, and died at West Stratford, Conn., in 1875. He m. 2d, Mrs. Nancy Kinney, in 1877. Mr. Giddings was reared on a farm; obtained a good common school education, and taught school several seasons. He also learned the trade of a clothier, and followed that business in New Milford a few years. In 1838 he purchased a farm in Montrose county in Pennsylvania, and settled upon it, where he remained five years, and then sold the farm and returned to New Milford. He followed farming, and also the cattle trade; going nearly every winter for several years to the northern counties of New York and purchasing cattle and driving them to Connecticut, and selling them. He purchased the "Miles place," of 100 acres, in Park Lane, where he made his home for several years; the house, which is now about 140 years old, was formerly kept as a tavern, and the crane which supported the sign is still hanging in the large tree in front of the house. This place he sold, and removed to Plymouth, Conn., and thence to Bridgeport, where he remained two years, when he returned to New Milford, erected a house in the village, in which he resided a few years, engaging in the grocery business. He then purchased a farm in Park Lane, east of the "Miles place," which he formerly owned, and is residing on it at the present time. He has held the office of Justice of the Peace several years, and also Assessor, and other town offices, and is a corporator of the Savings Bank of New Milford. Ch.:

                  45. Van Rensselaer Canfield, b. Nov. 19, 1834.
                  46. Nellie Canfield; m. Minot S. Giddings.

                  45. Van Rensselaer C., son of Van Rensselaer and Sarah M. Giddings, taught school several seasons, laboring on the farm in the summer time. After attending Yale Law School, he studied law with Hon. Ammi Giddings at Plymouth, Ct., and was admitted to the bar and began the practice of his profession first in Winsted, Conn., in 1862. In 1864 he joined with Henry Sanford of New Milford in the law practice, but in the autumn of that year settled in Plymouth, taking the place of Hon. Ammi Giddings, where he was successful, and was elected Judge of Probate, Town Clerk, and to fill other offices, while he remained in the town. In 1869 he removed to Bridgeport, Conn., and entered into partnership with Minot S. Giddings in the wholesale grocery business. He purchased a home in West Stratford, and on becoming a resident of that town was elected first selectman. When the borough of West Stratford was organized he was chosen its attorney, which position he still holds. In 1873 he withdrew from the firm and engaged in his profession at Bridgeport, where he is successfully prosecuting it at the present time. He is attorney for the North American Attorneys and Tradesmen's Union Company. He m. Oct. 22, 1862, Minnie E., dau. of James Nelson Paige, formerly of Sherman, but now of Bridgeport. Ch.:

                    47. Ida Augusta.
                    48. Belle Canfield.

        21. Capt. Joseph, son of Thomas and Sarah Giddings of Lyme, m. Oct. 24, 1737, Eunice Andrus of Ipswich, Mass., and removed about 1752 to Sherman, Conn. His name appears on the church records of Sherman first Oct. 6, 1752, in connection with the baptism of his daughter Sarah. He was admitted to the church by letter from the Third Church of Lyme, July 15, 1754. In the Colonial Records is the following: "1760. This Assembly do establish Mr. Joseph Giddings to be Captain of the North company or Trainband in the North Society in New Fairfield." (New Fairfield afterwards became the town of Sherman, Conn.)

        In 1775 he was at the head of a committee to build a new house of worship, and it is evident that he was a leading man in the town. His first wife died, and he m. 2d, Elizabeth Hungerford. He died Jan. 10, 1803. She died Sept. 5, 1815, aged 99 years and 11 months.

          50. James, b. July 24, 1738; m. Sept. 23, 1761. Lois, dau. of Nathan Terrell of New Milford.
          51. Jonathan, b. Apr. 18, 1741.
          52. Solomon, b. May 13, 1743.
          53. Benjamin, b. Mar. 20, 1750; settled in Vt.
          54. Sarah, bapt. Oct. 6, 1752.
          55. Joseph, bapt. Aug. 18, 1759.
          56. Mary.
          57. Hannah.
          58. Lydia; m. _____ Stewart.

          51. Jonathan, son of Capt. Joseph and Eunice Giddings, m. Mary, dau. of Gamaliel Baldwin, Jan. 2, 1766, and became an enterprising, successful farmer in Sherman. He served in the Revolutionary war; being sent at one time in command of a scouting party, on which occasion they were nine days without food, except as they subsisted on roots and herbs in the woods.

          Having received a severe wound he obtained his discharge and returned home. He was one of the original proprietors of the Western Reserve in Ohio, being associated with Elijah Boardman's company in that purchase. (See page 575.) Having married the daughter of Gamaliel Baldwin, he afterwards came into possession of Mr. Baldwin's farm on the west side of the Housatonic River, fronting on the Wiminam (Wemisink) brook; which property remained in possession of the Giddings family about 100 years. He died Apr. 8, 1817; the inventory of his estate being $18,000. His widow Mary died Feb. 20, 1824.

            59. Gamaliel Baldwin, b. Oct. 6, 1766; m. Tabbitha Eunice Barnes; in advanced age he removed to Palmyra, Ohio.
            60. Rebecca, b. Jan. 2, 1769; m. Capt. Revilo Fuller, July 10, 1791. He was the son of Doct. Oliver Fuller, who was a surgeon in the army during the Revolution. Capt. Fuller was born in Sherman, July 26, 1768, and d. in Salisbury, Oct. 31, 1846. They were members of the Cong. Church. His children were born in Kent, where he resided some years before he settled in Salisbury.

              I. John Ransom Fuller, b. Feb. 13, 1792; a resident of Kent.
              II. Amzi Fuller, b. Oct. 19, 1793; a resident lawyer in Wayne Co., Pa.
              III. Louisa Fuller, b. Dec. 25, 1795; d. Dec. 2, 1863. She m. Feb. 19, 1815, Luther Cook of Torrington, Conn., and had John Winthrop and James Ashborn. (See Hist. of Torrington.)
              IV. Jonathan G. Fuller, b. July 6, 1798; a resident of N. Y.
              V. Robert Nelson Fuller, b. Sept. 27, 1799; d. May, 1869. He m. Anna Burt of Great Barrington, Mass.; resided on his father's homestead; was Justice of the Peace and Judge of Probate.
              VI. Adaline Fuller, b. Dec. 28, 1801; d. Dec., 1838. She m. David Northrop of Sherman; had a dau., Salina, who d. aged 22 years. He removed to Middletown, Ct.; m. 2d, Mrs. Clarissa Ward Whittlesey; had David Ward Northrop, who graduated at Middletown College, and is a prominent lawyer at that place; is now Secretary of State-elect; and Etta Northrop.
              VII. Thomas Fuller, b. Feb. 26, 1804; d. in Honesdale, Pa., Dec. 16, 1843. He m. 1st, Caroline Nichols of N. Y. Her mother's home was afterwards at New Milford, Conn. Mrs. Fuller d. in Bethany, Pa., - no ch., -- and he m. 2d, Martha Robins of N. Y. They had: Mary R. Fuller; m. Ralph L. Briggs, a physician of Honesdale, Pa., and William J. fuller, a resident on his father's homestead at Honesdale.
              VIII. Revilo Fuller, b. Aug. 3, 1806; m. 1st, Caroline Hungerford, who died in 1859. He m. 2d, Ruth E. Denis of Albion, N. Y., she geing a great-granddaughter of President Stiles of Yale College. He died Feb. 18, 1871; and his widow, Ruth E., m. 2d, William N. Canfield of New Milford. Mr. Fuller was a prominent citizen of Sherman, Ct., serving as Justice of the Peace, Town Clerk, and member of the Legislature. His children were Oliver Franklin and Jane Rebecca, who m. the Rev. Edward J. Giddings of Housatonic, Mass.

                Mr. Oliver Franklin Fuller was a clerk in an apothecary's store in Poughkeepsie, and in 1852 went to Chicago, Ill., and started the drug business as partner with Myron P. Roberts. Various changes have taken place in the company, but the house and business is the largest of the kind in the northwest, and their store, which covers lots 20, 22, 24, 26, and 28 on Market street, was the only wholesale building of any kind left standing in the city after the fire of 1871. Their present store on the corner of Randolph and Franklin streets, Chicago, is said to be the most magnificent drug store in the world. Mr. Fuller m. in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Nov. 9, 1858, Phebe Ann Shipley, and had sons, Henry M., Frank R., and Charles.
              IX. Rebecca, b. Apr. 15, 1808; m. John Torrey, Sept. 28, 1830, of Bethany, Pa., and settled at Honesdale, Pa. Their children are: Edwin Fuller, Ellen Caroline, Caroline Nichols, Robert Nelson, Adaline Northrop, Henry Fuller, Thomas Fuller, John, and Frances Rebecca.
              X. Armida, b. Jan. 1, 1811; d. May 17, 1815.

            61. James Andrus, b. Apr. 3, 1771.
            62. Armida, b. Apr. 21, 1773; m. David Gaylord. (See Gaylord family)
            63. Solomon, b. Mar. 25, 1775; settled in Williamstown, Mass.
            64. Jonathan, b. Feb. 18, 1777.
            66. Polly, b. Oct. 2, 1779; m. Andrew Barnes, from Lyme, Conn. They settled on the southern part of Stilson Hill in New Milford, where he was an extensive farmer, and where he died Jan. 3, 1858. His wife died Sept. 21, 1844. (See Barnes.)
            67. Laura, b. in 1786; m. Sturges Penfield, and they removed to Pittsford, Vt. He was a merchant and manufacturer of cotton goods and carpets.
            68. Samuel, b. May 13, 1782.

          55. Joseph, Jr., son of Capt. Joseph and Eunice Giddings, m. 1st, Abigail, dau. of Stephen Crane, Nov. 24, 1765. He m. 2d, Mrs. Susannah (Bristol) Baldwin, widow of John Baldwin, who was killed by the falling of a limb of tree, about a mile southeast from Northville in N. M. After his second marriage he resided on the farm near Northville, where he died. Ch.:

            69. Hiram.
            70. Stephen, b. Feb. 17, 1793.
            71. Sally; m. about 1806, Nathan Taylor of Northville.
            72. Amanda; m. Fowler Bryant of Washington, Conn., and had: Esther, who m. John Ross of Dover, N. Y.; Seth P., who sailed from a port on Lake Ontario and was never heard from; Fowler, who m.; had a dau., Amanda, who m. Mr. Beers, whose daughter m. Andrew Buckingham.
            73. Marilla; d. Oct. 19, 1864, in N. M., ae. 64.

            61. James A., son of Jonathan and Mary Giddings, m. 1st, Eunice Penfield, Apr. 3, 1794. She was b. Apr. 25, 1778, and d. suddenly Jan. 22, 1842. He m. 2d, Rachel, widow of John Seelye. Ch.:

            By first wife.

              80. Sophia, b. Mar. 16, 1795; m. Clarke Pickett of Sherman; had, I, Mary E.; m. Alfred Giddings; II, Mason, who m. Elizabeth Cogswell of New Preston, Conn., and had one son, Charles W., who m. Marie Sperry.
              81. Isaac B., b. Feb. 18, 1797; removed to N. Y. state.
              82. Laura A., b. Sept. 5, 1799; m. Jan. 8, 1819, Nehemiah B. Northrop, and removed to Fulton, N. Y.
              83. John, b. in 1799; d. May 9, 1828.
              84. James A., b. Sept. 27, 1801.
              85. Charlotte, b. Sept. 5, 1804; m. John O. Northrop of Sherman.
              86. Eunice, b. June 3, 1807; m. Levi Penfield of New Fairfield.
              87. David, b. in 1812; d. unm. in 1874.
              88. Jonathan Allen, b. Dec. 27, 1814; m. Eliza E. Stevens, and removed to Grand Rapids, Mich.

            68. Samuel, son of Jonathan and Mary Giddings, m. 1st, Lydia, dau. of Capt. and Dea. William Giddings, Jan. 15, 1810. She died July 12, 1829. He m. 2d, Armida, dau. of Ebenezer Sanford, in 1831. He possessed great physical strength and was skilled in athletic sports. He was seen to take up a barrel of cider with his hands and place it in a wagon. He was six feet in height, of dignified appearance, dark hair, only slightly gray when he was 70 years of age, a friend to the poor, and always extended a generous hospitality to friends who visited him. He was a Whig in politics; read Greeley's Tribune from its origin; held public offices in his town, and was a lieutenant in the military company. He settled on a farm in the Giddings district in the town of Sherman, where he acquired a comfortable property, and used it generously; was a member of the Congregational Church and Society. He was remarkably healthy, never having but slight illness until the last one, which soon terminated his life, Feb. 10, 1853. His widow Armida is still living, and resides with her son in the village of New Milford, being in her 86th year and possessing much activity and physical strength. Ch.:

              89. Rebecca, b. Dec. 19, 1810; m. Hiram Giddings.
              90. Sally Ann, b. June 24, 1812; 5, d. Mar. 26, 1831.
              91. Dorcas, b. May 13, 1814; m. Harvey H. B. Turner.
              92. Armida, b. Dec. 30, 1815; d. May 18, 1818.
              93. Alfred, b. Mar. 5, 1818; m. Mary E. Pickett.
              94. William Henry, b. July 21, 1820; m. Flora E. Leach.
              95. Ann Janette, b. Jan. 26, 1823; d. Jan. 8, 1855.
              96. Caroline, b. Jan. 22, 1825; m. David N. Fuller.

            By second wife.

              97. Minot S., b. Mar. 19, 1837.

              84. James A., Jr., sonof James A. and Eunice Giddings, m. Susan H., dau. of Gershom Barlow of Sherman, Dec. 9, 1823, and settled about 1827 in New Milford, on the Danbury road, about two miles south of Lanesville. He is a prosperous farmer; has been justice of the peace, and is an influential, respected citizen. His wife, Susan H., d. June 10, 1868. He m. 2d, Helen M. Jackson, May 10, 1871. Ch.:

                98. John Penfield; m. Feb. 27, 1849, Martha Merwin, and had John Penfield, who m. Susan Frost; resides in Brookfield.
                99. Albert; m. Imogene S. Chase, Oct. 3, 1858; and resides in Elmira, N. Y.
                100. Alfred; m. Huldah E. Colburn, and resides at Union Grove, Wis.
                101. Gershom B.; m. Jane A. Haviland, May 16, 1855, and is a farmer, residing at Lanesville. They had Martha, who m. Merwin Hine of Sherman, and they have a dau., Eleanor Francis.
                102. Mary Ann; m. Dea. Alfred Somers, June 30, 1859, who is of the firm of Peck & Somers, merchants, of Brookfield, Ct. They have Edwin Merwin, Minnie Sophia.
                103. Susan H.; m. Israel Atwater Merwin, and they reside at Merwin's Point, Milford, Ct., and have Mary Bell, who m. Clifford E. Clark; Charles A., James Dwight and Rosalie G.
                104. James Andrus; m. Oct., 1854. He is a farmer and dealer in tobacco in N. M.
                105. Betsey B.; m. Nov. 17, 1857, Allen Fields Andrew of Orange, Conn., and has Burton Giddings and Leonard Fields.
                106. Levi Penfield; is proprietor of the mills at the Little Falls on the Housatonic in N. M. He m. Ellen Beers of Brookfield, May 10, 1866, and has son, Daniel Beers.
                107. Eunice P.; m. Theodore St. John, M.D., of Thomaston, Conn., Jan. 11, 1882.

              93. Alfred, son of Samuel and Lydia Giddings, m. Mary E. Pickett, Nov., 1843, and was a successful farmer in the northern part of Sherman, where he d. Nov. 19, 1878.

                108. George Clark; m. Augusta G. Briggs, Nov. 6, 1847; resides on his father's homestead.
                109. Sophia Caroline; m. Maltby G. Gelston, Feb. 9, 1875.

              94. William H., son of Samuel and Lydia Giddings, m. Flora E. Leach, June 11, 1851, who d. Sept. 29, 1864, ae. 37 years. He was an enterprising farmer in Sherman; d. Mar. 27, 1865.

                Edith A., b. in 1853; d. Sept. 6, 1864.
                Hannah Adella, b. 1855; d. Oct. 22, 1870.
                Laura Elizabeth, b. Feb. 22, 1860; d. Sept. 4, 1881.

              97. Minot S., son of Samuel and Armida Giddings, attended school at the Gaylordsville Institute, North Bergen Institute, N. J., Amenia Seminary, N. Y., and Williston Seminary of East Hampton, Mass. He m. Nellie Canfield, dau. of Mr. V. R. Giddings of New Milford, Nov. 25, 1863, and settled on his father's homestead in Sherman, where he had taken the care of the farm from the age of 16 years, at the time of his father's death, Feb. 10, 1853. In 1865 he sold the homestead, and removed to New Milford, and in the autumn of that year engaged in the grocery business at Bridgeport, where he remained about six months, and then entered the firm of Hawes and Giddings in the wholesale produce commission business, to which was soon added the wholesale grocery business, with various changes of partners in the firm until January, 1877, when he disposed of his interest in that firm. Since 1878 he has been connected with a tea firm of New York city, as traveling agent, and published in 1882 The The Giddings Family, a volume of 227 pages, which must have required considerable research and diligent effort. His wife, Nellie C., d. May 22, 1876. He m. 2d, Mrs. Emma M., widow of Doct. John B. Snow, a dental surgeon of Bridgeport, Conn. She was the dau. of Sidney and Sarah Umberfield of New Haven, Conn. Their residence is pleasantly located in the village of New Milford, on the bank of the Housatonic River.

                104. James, son of James A., Jr., and Susan H. Giddings, m. Oct. 1854, Emily Buel. He is a farmer and dealer in leaf tobacco in N. M. Ch.:

                  Mary Alice; m. Homer Wanzer, and has Susan Emily.

1. GILLETT, Eliphalet, m. Mary, whose will was dated Jan. 28, 1731, and she d. soon after. Her will was probated Mar. 15, 1731. He m. 2d, Hannah, whom he mentions in his will dated Jan. 29, 1746-7.

    2. Eliphalet.
    3. Jeremiah.
    4. Jonathan.
    5. Ephraim.
    6. Mary; m. _____ Lambert.
    7. Rachel; m. _____ Collins.
    8. Abraham.
    9. Hannah.
    10. Agnes.

    8. Abraham, son of Eliphalet and Mary Gillett of Milford, came to New Milford and m. Abigail Prindle, Jan. 28, 1730. His father and mother deeded him a half Right of land in N. M., Jan. 29, 1728-9.

      11. Hannah, b. July 24, 1730; m. Nathaniel Taylor, Jr.
      12. Abigail, b. July 19, 1732.
      13. Jonathan, b. Dec. 16, 1734.

      Abraham Gillett, what one is not known, had the following children baptized:

        Sarah, bapt. Jan. 1, 1764.
        Abigail, bapt. June 30, 1765.

GLASFORD, Hugh, and wife, Thankful.

    1. Polly, b. July 2, 1770.
    2. Betsey, b. Feb. 19, 1778.

GORHAM, Samuel, m. Betsey L. Keith, Mar. 5, 1840.

    1. Eliza Jane, b. Jan. 28, 1841.
    2. Laura Ann, b. June 28, 1842.
    3. Eunice Maria, b. Aug. 23, 1844.
    4. George Burr, b. Mar. 21, 1845.
    5. Helen Susan, b. Apr. 6, 1847.
    6. Mary Ellen, b. Nov. 25, 1849.

GOULD, William, and wife Mary, with several children, came to New Milford about 1717. He assisted in building the first grist-mill, for which he received land at Park Lane, where he made his home. He d. Feb. 15, 1730. Ch.:

    1. William, bapt. in March, 1719.
    2. Job, bapt. in March, 1719.
    3. Ann, bapt. in March, 1719; m. Joseph Buck, 1729.
    4. Abigail, b. July 23, 1718.
    5. Samuel, b. June 14, 1720; d. June 26, 1720.
    6. Mary, b. aug. 1, 1724.

    2. Job, son of William and Mary Gould, m. Sarah Prindle, June 17, 1731. He d. Mar. 22, 1751.

      6. Job, b. Mar. 5, 1732; d.
      7. Abigail, b. Aug. 3, 1733.
      8. Rachel, b. Mar. 12, 1734-5.
      9. Job, b. Dec. 28, 1736.
      10. William, b. May 14, 1740.
      11. Sarah, b. Sept. 4, 1743.
      12. David, b. Nov. 16, 1745.
      13. Annis, b. July 31, 1748; d. Feb. 28, 1753.

      9. Job, Jr., son of Job and Sarah Gould, m. Martha Hurlbut of Sharon, Mar. 24, 1767.

        14. Lyman, b. Dec. 23, 1769.

GRANT, Capt. Thomas, of Litchfield. His widow, Rachel, m. Paul Welch, Esqr., of New Milford.

    Anna; m. Amos Northrop of N. M.
    Sarah; m. Amos Bostwick.
    Rachel; m. David Northrop of N. M. Friend; graduate of Yale; d. in Litchfield.
    Thomas Friend; d. in N. M., Jan. 8, 1759.

GREGORY, Samuel, m. Mehitable, dau. of James Buck. She d. in M., Mar. 27, 1796, ae. 42 years.

    1. Ruth; m. Joseph Leonard of Kent, and had children.
    2. Lucy; m. Jacob Howland of N. M.; had 4 children.

GRISWOLD, David, and wife Deliverance.

    1. Anne, b. Feb. 22, 1716.
    2. Gideon, b. Oct. 2, 1717.
    3. Elijah, b. May 20, 1719.
    4. Mary, b. Feb. 15, 1720-21; d. Jan. 21, 1721-2.

GRISWOLD, John, m. Mabel Boardman, sister of Rev. Daniel Boardman, and came to N. M. about 1717. He d. Dec. 24, 1719, leaving several children.

    Mabel, bapt. in 1718.
    John, b. Mar. 1, 1720.
    Thankful; m. Thomas Starr.

    Jeremiah, probably son of John and Mabel Griswold, m. Hannah _____.

      Seth, b. May 30, 1740.
      Asahel, b. Jan. 23, 1743-4.
      Mabel, b. Mar. 5, 1746.

    John, probably son of John and Mabel Griswold, m. Phebe Collins Nov. 29, 1750.

      John, b. Sept. 16, 1751.
      Nathan, b. Mar. 5, 1756.
      Adonijah, b. June 11, 1759.
      David, b. July 29, 1761.
      Asaph, b. Oct. 17, 1766.
      Doctor, b. Nov. 30, 1770.

1. GRISWOLD, Rev. Stanley, m. Elizabeth Flagg of East Hartford, Aug. 5, 1789. He was pastor in N. M.

    2. James Fitzhubert, b. Aug. 18, 1790.
    3. Henry Wm., b. Oct. 5, 1795.
    4. Cornelia, b. May 6, 1801.

GUNN, Nathan, m. Hannah, dau. of John Welch, May 10, 1741. He d. in 1750, or early in 1751.

    1. Ann, b. Apr. 16, 1742.
    2. Ruth, b. Dec. 20, 1743.
    3. Reuben, b. Dec. 17, 1745.
    4. Abel, b. Sept. 20, 1747.
    5. Jane, b. Jan. 4, 1749-50.

    4. Abel, son of Nathan and Hannah Gunn, m. Martha, dau. of Theophilus Baldwin, July 18, 1771. He m. 2d, Abigail Northrop, May 30, 1776.

      6. Nathan, b. Sept. 23, 1772.
      7. Luna.
      8. Anor.
      9. Harriet.
      10. John Nathan, b. Dec. 28, 1779.
      11. Arthur, b. July 5, 1783.
      12. William.
      13. Henry; m. Caroline Gifford and had ch.

GUNN, Abner, and wife Mary.

    1. Abner.
    2. Epenetus, b. in 1757.
    3. Nathan.
    4. Mary; m. Stephen Miles, and d. Aug. 31, 1780.

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