DESCENDANTS OF JOHN ROOT

Descendants of John Root



First Generation


1. John Root 1, son of John Roote and Mary Ann Russell, was born on 26 Feb 1606/07 in Badby, Northamptonshire, England and died on 16 Aug 1684 in Farmington, Hartford Co., CT.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Emigrant Ancestor

2. Town Office; May 1656; Farmington, Hartford Co., CT 2. Sworn as Constable for Farmington

3. Will; 22 Apr 1684; Farmington, Hartford Co., CT 3. Roote, John sen., Farmington. Invt. 819-07-00. Taken August, 1684, by Thomas Porter, John Heart, John Woodruff. Will dated 22 April, 1684.
I John Roote sen. of the town of Farmingtown do make this my last Will and Testament: I give to my wife Mary Roote a Constant Comfortable maintenance to be paid to her by my Executors during her Widowhood, and 20. But in Case she marry again, I give her 20 more, and then the Constant maintenance to cease. I doe solemonly charge my sons Joseph & Caleb, as long as the care of their Mother shall be incumbent upon them, to carry very dutifull and tenderly towards her & see from time to time that she want nothing for her comfortable support, and I hope that the Overseers of this my Will will have an eye to this care. To each of my sons which are already married, 20 shillings; & to my gr. Children 5 Shilllings. I give to my daughter Mary, the wife of Isaac Brunson, 15. I do Confirm to my son Steven Roote the 20 acres of Land, which I engaged upon his Marriage with his Wife that now is. I give to my son Joseph both my Looms with all the Tackling. To my sons Caleb & Joseph I give the remainder of my Estate. My sons Caleb & Joseph to be Executors, and Mr. Hooker and Caleb Standly to be Overseers.
Witness: Samuel Hooker & Thomas Hooker John X Roote Sen.

Court Record (not found) 4 Sepember 1684: Joseph Roote gave oath to the Inventory. Test: Samuel Talcott.

4. Church Membership; 1 Mar 1679/80; Farmington, Hartford Co., CT 4. Listed among the members in full communion with the Church in Farmington, along with his family

John married Mary Kilbourne, daughter of Thomas Kilbourne and Frances Moody, about 1640 in Farmington, Hartford Co., CT. (Mary Kilbourne was born on 12 May 1619 in Wood Ditton, Cambridge, Eng and died in 1697 in Farmington, Hartford Co., CT.)

Documented events in her life were:

1. Emigration; 15 Apr 1635; England 5 6. Listed at age 16 with her parents & siblings on the Increase, sailing from England to New England; Capt. Robert Lea.

2. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 13 Nov 1650; Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT 7. Referred to as 'my daughter Meary, ye wiffe of John Root" in her mother's will.

3. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 22 Apr 1684; Farmington, Hartford Co., CT 3. Received bequest of 20 and "Constant Comfortable Maintenance" ih her husband's will.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 M    i. John Root 1 was born about 1642 in Farmington, Hartford Co., CT and died on 24 Sep 1687 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.
   3 M    ii. Samuel Root 1 was born in 1644 in Farmington, Hartford Co., CT and died on 27 Nov 1711 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.
   4 M    iii. Thomas Root 1 10 was born about 1648 in Farmington, Hartford Co., CT and died on 16 Aug 1709 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 11 12.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Oath of Fidelity; 26 Mar 1661; Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA 13.

2. VR - Marriage; 3 Jul 1666; Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA 14. Married Abigail Alvard

3. VR - Birth of Child; 11 Apr 1667; Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA 15. [Root] Roote, Thomas, s. Thomas & Abigail

4. VR - Birth of Child; 20 Jan 1667/68; Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA 16. [Root] Roote, Abigail, d. Thomas Jr. & Abigail

5. Oath of Freemanship/Allegiance; 22 Dec 1669; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 13.

6. Town Office; 6 Mar 1671/72; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 13. Thomas Roote Sworne Constable of Westfield

7. VR - Birth of Child; 16 Nov 1673; Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA 17. [Root] Roote, Samuell, s. Thomas & Abigail; year is not given in Pynchon's records, Vital Records at Northampton give 1673

8. VR - Marriage; 7 Oct 1675; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12. married Mary Gridley.

9. VR - Birth of Child; 22 Oct 1676; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12. Birth of Mary, daughter of Thomas Root and his second wife, Mary Gridley.

10. VR - Birth of Child; 1 Sep 1677; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12. Birth of Thomas, son of Thomas Root and his second wife, Mary Gridley.

11. VR - Birth of Child; 16 Feb 1678/79; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12. Birth of Samuel, son of Thomas Root and his second wife, Mary Gridley.

12. VR - Birth of Child; 16 Feb 1679/80; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12. Birth of Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Root and his second wife, Mary Gridley.

13. VR - Birth of Child; 27 Jul 1683; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12. Birth of Sarah, daughter of Thomas Root and his second wife, Mary Gridley.

14. VR - Birth of Child; 3 Dec 1685; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12. Birth of Timothy, son of Thomas Root and his second wife, Mary Gridley.

15. VR - Birth of Child; 16 Jun 1688; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12. Birth of Joseph, son of Thomas Root and his second wife, Mary Gridley.

16. VR - Death of Child; 28 Feb 1688/89; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12. Death of Thomas, son of Thomas Root & his wife, Mary Gridley.

17. VR - Marriage; 25 Jan 1692/93; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 18. Married widow Sarah Leonard

18. VR - Birth of Child; 12 Nov 1693; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12. Birth of Thankful & Mary, twin daughters of Thomas Root and his third wife, Sarah.

19. VR - Death; 16 Aug 1709; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12.

   5 F    iv. Mary Root 1 was born on 6 Aug 1650 in Farmington, Hartford Co., CT 11 and died on 13 Jun 1701 11.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 22 Apr 1684; Farmington, Hartford Co., CT 3. Named as "my daughter Mary, the wife of Isaac Bronson" in her father's will. Received bequest of 15.

2. VR - Marriage; 23 Feb 1685/86; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12. m. John Smith

   6 M    v. Stephen Root 1 was born in 1652 in Farmington, Hartford Co., CT and died on 6 Jan 1716/17 in Farmington, Hartford Co., CT.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 22 Apr 1684; Farmington, Hartford Co., CT 3. Confirmed in gift of 20 acres of land in his father's will.

2. CR - Baptism of Child; 17 Dec 1693; Farmington, Hartford Co., CT 19. Baptism of Sarah Root, daughter of Stephen Root.

3. Signed Petition; 16 Oct 1705; Farmington, Hartford Co., CT 20. Petitioned the Connecticut General Court for the formation of a new church

4. Will; 16 Oct 1716; Farmington, Hartford Co., CT 21.

   7 F    vi. Susannah Root 1 was born in 1654 in Farmington, Hartford Co., CT and died on 5 Dec 1712.
   8 M    vii. Joseph Root 1 was born in 1656 in Farmington, Hartford Co., CT and died on 18 Dec 1739 in Farmington, Hartford Co., CT.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 22 Apr 1684; Farmington, Hartford Co., CT 3. Received bequest in father's will.

2. Will; 14 Jul 1729; Farmington, Hartford Co., CT 22. Root, Joseph, Farmington. Invt. 827-02-08. Taken 3 January, 1739/40, by Isaac Cowles, Giles Hooker, and Samuel Nash. Will dated 14 July 1729.
I, Joseph Root of Farmingtown, do make this my last will and testament: I give to my wife Ruth Root the use and profit of 1/3 part of my houseing and homelott where I now live during the time of her widowhood, and also the use and profit of 1/3 part of all other of my real setae during her natural life (1 parcell of land, about 60 acres, which I have in the southward division between the mountains, only excepted); also I give to her my sd. wife, to be at her own dispose, forever, 30 money or personal estate equilvalent thereto. Unto my daughter, Elizabeth Root, besides what she now hath and claims to call her own, I give of my personal setae (of such things as she shall chose) the value of 100 current money; also I give to her the use and improvement and profit of 2/3 parts of all my real estate, viz. houseing and lands, during her natural life or day of marriage if it shall so happen; also the use and profit for the sd term of that third part given to my sd. wife in case she be living when my sd. wife's time therein is expired. To my daughter Mary Lee, besides what I have already given her, 20 current money. Unto my five grandchildren, children of sd. daughter Mary Lee, I give to each of them 5 as current money. Unto Joseph Olmsted, now living with me, provided his life be continued until he arrive at the age of 21 years and shall during that time continue faithfully in my service or the service of my son Joseph Root after my decease, then I give him 50 acres of ye land which I have in Farmingtown and in the division of land southward from the reserved land between the mountains, land that was laid out on the west of John Brounson, Sen. decease; and in case he the sd. Olmsted shall not have heirs, then my will is that the sd. t0 acres of land shall revert and belong unto my three children, Joseph, Elizabeth and Mary, in equal proportion between them. Unto my only son Joseph Root, besides what I have already given him, I give all the remainder of my real estate, whatsoever it be, to him and his heirs forever, together with the reversion and fee simple of all that real estate the use thereof for a time I have given to my sd. wife and to my daughter Elizabeth Root. I make Joseph Root to be sole executor.
Witness: John Hooker Joseph Root, LS.
Robert Porter, Roger Hooker

Court Record, Page 60 -- 24 January 1739-40: Will exhibited.

3. Inventory Taken; 3 Jan 1739/40; Farmington, Hartford Co., CT 22. 827-02-08

4. CR - Baptism of Child; 28 Jan 1693/94; Farmington, Hartford Co., CT 19. Baptism of Mary, daughter of John Root.

   9 M    viii. Caleb Root 1 was born about 1658 in Farmington, Hartford Co., CT and died on 10 Jun 1712 in Farmington, Hartford Co., CT.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 22 Apr 1684; Farmington, Hartford Co., CT 3. Received bequest in father's will.

2. VR - Marriage; 9 Aug 1693; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 23. Married Elizabeth Salmon

3. Church Membership; 30 Mar 1697; Farmington, Hartford Co., CT 24. The wife of Caleb Root joined to us March 30, 1696/97

4. CR - Baptism of Child; 4 Apr 1697; Farmington, Hartford Co., CT 19. Baptism of Mary, daughter of Caleb Root.


Second Generation (Children)


2. John Root 1 (John1) was born about 1642 in Farmington, Hartford Co., CT and died on 24 Sep 1687 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 9 Oct 1679; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. Children received legacy in father-in-law Robert Ashley's will.

2. Gravestone; 24 Sep 1687; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 25. IOHN
ROOT AGED
ABOVT 44yEArs
HE DyED THE 24th
oF SEPT 1687.

John married Mary Ashley 26, daughter of Robert Ashley and Mary Eddy, on 18 Oct 1664 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 8 9. (Mary Ashley was born on 6 Apr 1644 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 26 27 and died on 9 Mar 1701/02 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 27.)

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 6 Apr 1644; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 26.

Documented events in their marriage were:

1. VR - Marriage; 18 Oct 1664; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 8 9. Ashley, Mary of this town, m. John Roote, of Farmington, Oct 18, 1664


Children from this marriage were:

+ 10 M    i. Deacon John Root 12 was born on 5 Dec 1672 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12 and died on 1 May 1731 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.
   11 F    ii. Mary Root 12 29 was born on 22 Sep 1667 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12 and died on 23 Feb 1685/86.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 22 Sep 1667; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12.

   12 F    iii. Sarah Root 12 30 was born on 24 Sep 1670 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 24 Sep 1670; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12.

Sarah married Capt. Adijah Dewey 31 32, son of Thomas Dewey and Constant Hawes. (Capt. Adijah Dewey was born on 5 Mar 1665/66 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA 31 32 and died on 24 Mar 1741/42 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 31.)

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 5 Mar 1665/66; Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA 15 33.

2. VR - Birth of Child; 13 Nov 1689; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12. Birth of a child, name not given, of Adkjah Dewey & his wife Sarah.

3. VR - Death of Child; 17 Nov 1689; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12. Death of child, 4 days old, of Adijah Dewey & his wife, Sarah.

4. VR - Birth of Child; 9 Jan 1689/90; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12. Birth of Thomas, son of Adkjah Dewey & his wife Sarah.

5. VR - Birth of Child; 30 Sep 1693; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12. Birth of Adijah, son of Adkjah Dewey & his wife Sarah.

6. VR - Birth of Child; 17 Mar 1694/95; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12. Birth of Sarah, daughter of Adkjah Dewey & his wife Sarah.

7. VR - Birth of Child; 20 Jan 1697/98; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12. Birth of Hester, daughter of Adkjah Dewey & his wife Sarah.

8. VR - Birth of Child; 18 Sep 1701; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12. Birth of Mary, daughter of Adkjah Dewey & his wife Sarah.

9. VR - Birth of Child; 28 Jan 1702/03; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12. Birth of Abigail, daughter of Adkjah Dewey & his wife Sarah.

10. VR - Birth of Child; 11 Aug 1706; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12. Birth of Bethiah, daughter of Adkjah Dewey & his wife Sarah.

11. VR - Birth of Child; 22 Mar 1708/09; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12. Birth of Ann, daughter of Adkjah Dewey & his wife Sarah.

12. VR - Birth of Child; 6 Jan 1713/14; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12. Birth of Moses, son of Adkjah Dewey & his wife Sarah.

13. Will; 1 Mar 1732/33; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 32. "In the Name of God. Amen, the twenty third day of March one Thousand Seven Hundred & thirty three I Adijah Dewey of Westfield in the County of Hampshire Husbandman being Sensible of my own Mortality knowing that its Appointed for all men once to dye & now at this time of Perfect Mind & Memory & in Some Good measure of Health, thanks be given to God for the same I do therefore make & ordain this my last Will & Testament (Viz.) Principally & first of All I Give & recommend my Soul into the hands of God that Gave it & my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in a Decent Christian Manner at the Discretion of my Christian friends & relations Nothing Doubting but at the resurection I shall receive the Same again by the Mighty Power of God & as touching Such Worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with in this life I Give demise & Dispose of the Same in the following Manner & form
Imprimus, I Give and Bequeath to Sarah my Dearly beloved Wife I Give the one third part that is the Improvement of one third Part of all my Estate both real & Personal excepting what is disposed of off the personal estate & she is to have it during the Term of her Natural life &c.
Item. I have given to my three sons Thomas & Adijah & Moses by Deed of Gift all my lands belonging to me together with my buildings
Item I Give to my Six daughters, Sarah, Esther, Mary, Abigail, Bethiah & Ann Equally to Share alike and to have all my personal or Movable Estate in Equal Shares excepting what is disposed of by Deed of Gift & it is further my Will & Pleasure that my Son Moses Shall Pay to each of my Daughters five Pounds Apiece which will make thirty Pounds & he shall have Six Years time to Pay the Same in After my Decease. I likewise Constitute & Appoint my well beloved Sons Adijah & Moses to by my Executors of this my last Will & Testament & I do hereby Utterly disallow revoke & Disanul All & Every Other former Testaments Wills & Legacies bequests & Executors by me in any ways before named & Bequeath ratifying & Confirming this & no Other to be my last Will & Testament. In Witness Whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal this day & Year above Written. Signed Sealed, Published pronounced & Declared by the Sd. Adijah Dewey as his last Will & Testament in the Presence of the Subscriber.
Stephen Nash Benjn Ashley John Gunn. Adijah Dewey & a Seal."
His estate was valued at 205 15 sh.

14. VR - Death; 24 Mar 1740/41; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12.

   13 M    iv. Samuel Root 12 34 was born on 16 Sep 1675 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12 and died on 9 Sep 1756.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 16 Sep 1675; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12.

   14 F    v. Hannah Root 12 35 was born on 9 Dec 1677 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 9 Dec 1677; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12.

2. VR - Marriage; 30 Dec 1714; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 28. Married John Davis of Coventry; marriage performed by Judge John Pynchon.

   15 F    vi. Abigail Root 12 36 was born on 26 Jun 1680 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 26 Jun 1680; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12.

2. VR - Marriage; 13 Sep 1696; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12. Married Joseph Moreley.

3. VR - Birth of Child; 16 Nov 1697; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12. Birth of Abigail, daughter of Joseph Moreley & his wife, Abigail Root.

4. VR - Birth of Child; 24 Mar 1698/99; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12. Birth of Abner, son of Joseph Moreley & his wife, Abigail Root.

5. VR - Birth of Child; 14 Nov 1702; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12. Birth of Sarah, daughter of Joseph Moreley & his wife, Abigail Root.

6. VR - Birth of Child; 9 Feb 1703/04; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12. Birth of David, son of Joseph Moreley & his wife, Abigail Root.

7. VR - Birth of Child; 29 Sep 1707; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12. Birth of Mary, daughter of Joseph Moreley & his wife, Abigail Root.

8. VR - Birth of Child; 12 Jan 1708/09; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12. Birth of Hannah, daughter of Joseph Moreley & his wife, Abigail Root.

9. VR - Birth of Child; 18 Oct 1712; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12. Birth of Isaac, son of Joseph Moreley & his wife, Abigail Root.

10. VR - Birth of Child; 11 Sep 1715; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12. Birth of Rachel, daughter of Joseph Moreley & his wife, Abigail Root.

   16 M    vii. Joshua Root 12 37 was born on 23 Nov 1682 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12 and died on 28 Sep 1730.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 23 Nov 1682; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12.

   17 F    viii. Mercy Root 12 38 was born on 15 Mar 1684/85 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 15 Mar 1683/84; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12.


Third Generation (Grandchildren)


10. Deacon John Root 12 (John2, John1) was born on 5 Dec 1672 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12 and died on 1 May 1731 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 28 Dec 1672; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12.

John married Sarah Stebbins 39, daughter of Edward Stebbins and Sarah Graves, on 8 Jan 1700/01 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 28. (Sarah Stebbins was born on 20 Feb 1680/81 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 39 and died in 1713 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.)

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 20 Feb 1680/81; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 39. Sarah, daughter of Edward & Sarah Stebbins.

Documented events in their marriage were:

1. VR - Marriage; 8 Jan 1699/00; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 28. 'John Roote of Westfield & Sarah Stebbins of Springfield daughter of Edwa Stebins Joined in Marriage bringing certificate fro ye Towne Clerke of their Publication and due Entry according in Law'; marriage performed by Judge John Pynchon.


Children from this marriage were:

   18 F    i. Sarah Root was born on 9 Mar 1701/02 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA and died on 19 Jul 1760 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 40.

Sarah married Thomas Noble 12 42, son of Deacon Thomas Noble and Elizabeth Dewey, on 1 Sep 1722 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 41. (Thomas Noble was born on 10 Sep 1696 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12 42 and died on 18 Feb 1775 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.)

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 10 Sep 1769; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 12.



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4. Rev. Nathaniel Goodwin, transcriber, Records of Farmington, CT, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 11, October 1857, p 323).

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16. ibid. Northampton, p 97.

17. ibid. Northampton, p 99.

18. ibid. Springfield, p 62.

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22. ibid. Vol 3, p 332-333.

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30. ibid. #12402.

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35. ibid. #12452.

36. ibid. #12453.

37. ibid. #12454.

38. ibid. #110397.

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