Collection: Matthew Woodruff of Farmington Connecticut

Genealogy of Matthew Woodruff of Farmington Connecticut

NOTE-Regarding Woodruff’s of Wooley, England. Regarding the genealogy of the Woodruff Family, published in Volume III of the Colonial Families of the United States, will say that the circumstances surrounding the record of Matthew Woodruff in said book are as follows: Sometime in 1910 a party called on me stating that his name was Norris Woodruff. that he was from England and naturally well acquainted with the Woodruff Families there, that he was a descendant of the Woodruffs of Wooley, England, and for a consideration would give out details that would establish a direct connection between the Woodruffs of England and the Woodruffs of the United States. Naturally I was interested and agreed to pay his price for said information, which was as follows: The Genealogy of Woodruffs of Wooley, England. Coming down to the time of Sir David Woodruff of Poyle, Min married in 1611 Lettice Duncombe. Issue: Matthew, born 1612 and died 1682 Thomas David George Robert Nicholas Six daughters He claimed he had investigated and found that Matthew Woodruff, the emigrant, was born in London in 1612, that he came from England with his wife, Hannah, and settled in Hartford, Conn., and died in Farmington, Conn., in 1682. I advised him to take up the matter with Mr. George N. Mackenzie who was to publish Volume III of the Colonial Families of the United States. Later...

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Descendants of John Folger

John Folger, b. 1590, d. 1660. He came from Norwich in Norfolk in 1635 on the “Abigale” and settled in Dedham, Mass., in 1638, and in Watertown, Mass., in 1640, then went to Martha Vineyard. He married Merible Gibbs. ISSUE: (2) Peter b. (England) 1617, d. Nantucket 1690; m. Mary Morrill in 1640. She was from Salem, Mass.; she came over in the same ship with Peter. (She died in 1704.) ISSUE-(10 children; see Folger Genealogy). One of their sons was John Folger (3), b. 1659; d. Aug. 23, 1732; m. Mary Barnard, daughter of Nathaniel Barnard. John and Mary (Barnard) Folger had children as follows: Nathaniel (3), b. Feb. 18, 1694; d. June 15, 1775; m. Priscilla Chase, Nov. 18, 1718. Priscilla was the daughter of Isaac Chase, born 1647, died at Martha’s Vineyard, 1727, and married Mary Perkins. Isaac Chase was son of Thomas Chase, who died July 25, 1604. His wife was Elizabeth Philbrick. (4) Nathaniel Folger, John Folger (2), Peter (1) and Priscilla (Chase) Folger had daughter, Elizabeth (4); b. 1716, d. Nov. 25. 1795. She married Paul Pease. (See (3) Kelley Genealogy.) (3) Abiah. daughter of Peter (2) and Mary (Morrill) Folger married Josiah Franklin and they had ten children. Their last child was Benjamin Franklin, b. in Boston, Jan. 7, 1706, d. April 17, 1790; m. Deborah Reed, of Philadelphia, Pa., in 1770....

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Descendants of Thomas Franckline

Thomas Franckline, native of Northamptonshire, England. (Wife’s name unknown.) Issue: Four sons and two daughters. One son named Henry Franckline, born May 26, 1573. married October 30, 1595, Agnes Joans. Henry and Agnes (Joans) Franchline had two sons. (159498). Henry married a second wife, name unknown, by whom he had six sons and one daughter. His eighth and last son was Josiah, born December 23, 1657, married first wife, Ann Child of Eaton, England, and there was issue in England, three children and in New England, four children. His second wife was Abiah Folger of Nantucket, by whom he had ten children. Their last child was Benjamin Franklin, born in Boston, January 17, 1706; died April 17, 1790; married Deborah Reed of Philadelphia, Pa., in 1730. Benjamin and Deborah (Reed) Franklin had: Francis, died in boyhood. Sarah, born September 22, 1744, died October 5, 1808, married Bache of Philadelphia, Pa. (See Descendants of John...

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Descendants of Nathan Coffin

Nathan Coffin (1) married Sarah Dole. Their child was Enoch (2), born Feb. 17. 1696. Enoch (2) married Jane Claghorn. They had a child, Beulah (3), born Oct. 10, 1748; died Jan. 29. 1773. Beulah (3) married Jonothan Pease, Jan. 6, 1769. They had a son, Paul (4), married Elizabeth Folger. She died Nov. 25, 1795. (See Descendants of John Folger) Paul (4), and Elizabeth (Folger) Pease had three children: Paul, Jr. Noah Judith (5) (5) Judith married John Kelley. Their children were: Noah Paul Catherine (6), b. Nantucket, Feb. 12, 1778; d. in Winthrop. Me., May 1, 1840; m. at Nantucket, to Consider Sturtevant, Nov. 24, 1802. (6) Consider Sturtevant and his wife, Catherine (Kelley) Sturtevant. For their issue seeĀ Descendants of Samuel Sturtevant in this...

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Descendants of Joseph Stevens

Joseph Stevens, born Billerica, Mass., Oct. 20, 1720. Died in Winthrop, Maine, Oct. 2, 1791. Married Elizabeth Emery, born Billerica, 1723. Died Winthrop, Maine, Feb. 28, 1798. They moved to Winthrop, Me. from New Ipswich, N. H. in 1769. The names of their children were: Elizabeth, b. Oct. 10, 1744. Joseph, Jr., b. April 8, 1746. Joseph, Jr., b. Oct. 31, 1747. Ames, b. July 16, 1749. Samuel, b. April 28, 1751. Mercy, b. Nov. 23, 1752. Abel, b. April 27, 1755. Esther, b. Oct. 6, 1756. Ephrain, b. June 29, 1758. (2) William, b. July 4, 1760; d. Winthrop, Me., Sept. 17, 1823. Jonas, b. April 20, 1763. (2) Captain William Stevens, Joseph (1) and his wife, Susanna Whiting; she was born April 23, 1763 (twin to Joanna). She was daughter of Sargeant Jonathan Whiting, Revolutionary War. (See Mass. S. & S. Rev_ War. Page 172.) Married at Wrentham, Mass.. Oct. 29, 1750, Elloenai Thurston, daughter of Daniel and Debora (Pond) Thurston, born in Wrentham, May 19, 1728, died Jan. 23, 1770. (See Whiting Genealogy, Page 39.) William was Captain in Col. Lambs (Artillery) Reg., Jan. 1. 1777 to December 31, 1779. Also Jan. 1, 1780 to December 31, 1780. (See Mass. soldiers and Sailors in War of Revolution, Vol. XIV, Pages 986-7). Capt. William and Susanna (Whiting) Stevens had children as follows: Asenath, b. July 11, 1784....

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Descendants of Samuel Sturtevant

(1) Samuel Sturtevant, the immigrant ancestor of the family, was at Plymouth, Mass., as early as May 3, 1642; married in Plymouth in 1643, to Ann (surname unknown). ISSUE: Ann, b. June 4, 1647. John, b. Oct. 17, 1650. (2) Samuel, Jr., b. April 19, 1654; d. April 21, 1736. Hannah, b. Sept. 4, 1658. John, b. Sept. 4, 1655. James, b. Feb. 11, 1660. Joseph, b. July 16. 1666. Mary, b. Dec. 7 , 1668. Lydia, b. Dec. 13, 1670. (2) Dacon Samuel Sturtevant, Jr., b. April 19, 1654: d. April 21. 1736. His will is recorded at Plymouth Probate Court 1736, as of Halifax, Mass., in which he mentions his wife, Elizabeth, and children, but the records do not give many of the dates of deaths or marriages. Married Elizabetht 1676 (surname unknown). ISSUE William b.1678. Marcy, b. 1680. Samuel, b. 1682; m. Mary Price, Jan. 20, 1706. Hannah, b. 1684. Nehimiah, b. 1686. James, b.1688. Josiah, b. 1690. John, b. Feb. 10, 1692. (3) Moses, b. June 15, 1695. (3) Moses Sturtevant of Wareham, Mass., b. June 15, 1695; m. Elizabeth Howell, June 16, 1720, daughter of Thos. Howell of Mansfield, Mass. ISSUE Abigail, b. 1721. Joseph, b. 1723. Moses, b. 1725. Marcy, b. 1729. (4) Consider, b. April 5, 1733; d. Feb. 10, 1805. (4) Consider Sturtevant of Wareham, Mass., served as a soldier during...

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Descendants of William Burke

William Burke (see his life in Boston Public Library) born in Galway, Ireland, in 1752. Arrived in Boston soon after the Battle of Bunker Hill. Died in Millington, Conn., in 1836, where a stone marks his grave. Married Lucetta Maynard April 15, 1780, at New London, Conn., by Rev. Mr. Jewett Lucell, Lucetta died Oct. 10, 1818. He married a second wife, Olive Arnold, May 27, 1821, who is mentioned in his will June 14, 1836. William and Lucetta (Maynard) Burke had children as follows: William, b. Aug. 23, 1782; d. June 19, 1862. Mary, b. July 5, 1784; d. Gleasonbury. Sarah; b. July 8, 1787; d. in infancy. Thomas, b. Jan. 28, 1790; d. ‘May 25, 1842. Joseph C., b. Nov. 11, 1791; d. Jan. 12, 1869; m. Jane E. Whiting, New Haven, Conn., 1818. Their only child was John Whiting Burke, born in New Haven, June 27, 1821. In 1842 he received degree of M. A. and in 1843 degree of M. D. from Yale University. In 1844 he married Ann Parish Benjamin, who died in 1863. (2) Lydia, b. Aug. 19, 1794; d. Nov. 16, 1874; m. Hiram Woodruff, Oct. 31, 1821. (See Woodruff Genealogy). Lyman, b. April 5, 1796; d. Sept. 28, 1858. Edward G., b. July 31, 1798; d. 1880. Buried Rock Landing, Haddam, Conn. Married Miss Holmes of Glastonbury, Conn. Lucinthia, b. March...

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Descendants of John Abbe

JOHN ABBE, settled in Salem, Mass. He was entered as “Inhabitant” ye 2nd of 11 month 1636.” His wife, Mary Loring, died in Wenham, Mass., Sept. 9, 1662. He then married Mary, widow of Robert Goldsmith, Nov. 25, 1674. He was granted land most of which was situated in Enon, that part afterwards called Wenham, Mass. He joined the church a short time before his death in 1698 (as only church members could make wills) and he made over his property to his eldest son John in trust in which son John is to give life support to his father and father’s wife and to pay certain legacies to his children, which are all named. This will of, Deed of Trust in Salem, Mass., Probate Records was entered Aug. 3, 1683, and in the Deed of Trust he twice mentions his children. But for some reason his estate was settled by his youngest son Thomas, for the Essex County Probate Court Records show that letters of administration were granted to Thomas Abbe, son of John Abbe, senior, Dec. 12, 1702. Their children were as follows: John, died in Wenham, Mass. Samuel, settled in Windham, Conn. Sarah Mercy, married Mr. Killam. Rebeckah, married Richard Kimball. Obadiah, settled in Enfield; married but no children. (2) Thomas, b. 1656, Wareham, Mass.; d. Enfield, Conn., May 17, 1728. LIEUT. THOMAS (2), son of...

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Descendants of Matthew Woodruff

MATTHEW WOODRUFF (1) and wife Hannah, came from Hartford to Farmington in 1640-1. He was one of the eighteen proprietors of the Town of Farmington in 1672, having been admitted as a freeman in 1637, (History of Southington, Conn.. Page CCIVII.) He died at very old age in 1652. He was a man of considerable wealth for those days. He joined the church March 1st, 1672. His will probated Dec. 13th, 1682. mentions his wife, Hannah, who was admitted to the church in Farmington, April 2, 1634, also his will mentions three sons and a daughter named Hannah. wife of Richard Seymour, 2nd, but the Probate Court supplies name of another daughter Elizabeth, wife of John Broughton of Northampton, Mass. Matthew and Hannah Woodruff had children as follows: John, b. 1643; d. 1692. Matthew, b. 1646; d. Nov. 1691 at Farmington, Conn.: m. Man, C _y Plumb at Milford, Conn., June 16, 1668. He married 2nd wife, Sarah North in 1686; she was b. Dec. 23, 1653; d. 1692. She was the daughter of John and Mary (Bird) North. Matthew lived in Milford, Conn., until death of his first wife, then returned to Farmington, Conn. He was a freeman 1671. Adm. of his estate granted Dec. 3, 1691. (See, Hartford Court Probate Records.) Hannah, b. 1648; m. Richard Seymour. Elizabeth, b. 1651; m. in 1678 John Broughton of Northampton....

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