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Biography of Chauncey P. Williams

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now CHAUNCEY P. WILLIAMS AMONG the noted men of Albany Chauncey P. Williams stands in the front rank as a banker and financier. He is a native of Connecticut – a state which has furnished so many of the enterprising pioneers of our own and other states of the Union. He was born at Upper Middletown (now Cromwell), Conn., on the 5th of March, 1817, the son of Josiah and Charity Shaler Williams. His early years were spent upon his father’s farm, where in summer his physical powers were trained to healthful development by the labors of the farm, and his winters occupied in mental culture at the common school. He early developed a taste for mathematics and astronomy, and probably would have devoted his life to those sciences, but for the fact that circumstances made it imperative that he must earn his own way in the world. At the age of sixteen he accepted a clerkship with his brothers, the firm of T. S. Williams & Brothers, then engaged in extensive commercial business at Ithaca, N. Y.  He remained at Ithaca two years, when in 1835 he was transferred to the Albany house of the same firm, then under the direction of Josiah B. Williams. In 1839 he succeeded to the business of the Albany house,...

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Mattabesec Tribe

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Mattabesec Indians (from massa-sepuēs-et, ‘at a [relatively] great rivulet or brook. Trumbull). An important Algonquian tribe of Connecticut, formerly occupying both banks of Connecticut river from Wethersfield to Middletown or to the coast and extending westward indefinitely. The Wongunk, Pyquaug, and Montowese Indians were apart of this tribe. According to Ruttenber they were a part of the Wappinger, and perhaps occupied the original territory from which colonies went out to overrun the country as far as Hudson river. The same author says their jurisdiction extended over all south west Connecticut, including the Mahackeno, Uncowa, Paugusset, Wepawaug, Quinnipiac, Montowese, Sukiang, and...

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Middlesex County, Connecticut Census

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now   1790 Middlesex County, Connecticut Census Free 1790 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1790 Middlesex County, Census (images and index) $ Free 1790 Census Transcriptions Chatham Township East Haddam Township Haddam Township Killingworth Township Middletown Township Hosted at Census Guide 1790 U.S. Census Guide 1800 Middlesex County, Connecticut Census Free 1800 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1800 Middlesex County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1810 Middlesex County, Connecticut Census Free 1810 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1810 Middlesex County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Free 1810 Census Transcription East Haddam Township Haddam Township Hosted at Census Guide 1810 U.S. Census Guide 1820 Middlesex County, Connecticut Census Free 1820 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1820 Middlesex County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Free 1820 Census Transcription East Haddam Township Haddam Township Hosted at Census Guide 1820 U.S. Census Guide 1830 Middlesex County, Connecticut Census Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1830 Middlesex County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $...

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Middlesex County, Connecticut Cemetery Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Most of these cemetery listings are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. The following cemeteries are hosted by Middlesex County Connecticut Tombstone Transcription Project Emanuel Church Cemetery Storehouse Yard Cemetery Following Pages hosted at Dunham – Wilcox – Trott – Kirk Middlesex County Gravestone Photos Hall Family Cemetery Old Griffith Cemetery Old Catholic Cemetery St. Patrick’s Cemetery Young Street Cemetery East Haddam, Middlesex County CT Cemeteries East Hampton Cemetery List Following pages hosted at Hale Collection of Connecticut Cemetery Records Middlesex Cemetery Records Following pages hosted at Interment) Calvary Cemetery Durham Cemetery Higganum Cemetery Indian River Cemetery Maromas Cemetery Middletown Veteran’s Cemetery Moodus Cemetery Old Cove Burying Ground Old Durham Cemetery Old North Burying Grounds Old Portland Burial Ground Old Riverside Cemetery Old South Farms Cemetery Old Westfield Cemetery Pine Grove Cemetery Riverside (Old) Cemetery Riverview Cemetery St. Bridget Cemetery St. John’s Cemetery St. Sebastian Cemetery Washington Street Cemetery  ...

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Biographical Sketch of John Collins

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now (II) John (2), son of John (1) Collins, was born in Boston, about 1644. He was also a shoemaker. He removed in 1663 to Middletown, Connecticut, thence to Saybrook, later to Branford and Guilford. He married (first) Mary Trowbridge, who died in 1668; (second), June 3, 1669, Mary (Stephens) Hingnoth, widow of Henry Hingnoth; (third) Dorcas (Swain) Taintor, widow of John Taintor. He died at Branford about 1704. Children: John, born 1665, mentioned elsewhere; Robert, 1667; Mary, married...

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Biographical Sketch of Moses Rowley

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Moses, son of Henry Rowley, was born about 1630, died in 1705, at East Haddam, Connecticut. He married, April it, 1652, at Barnstable, Elizabeth, daughter of Captain Matthew Fuller, soldier and surgeon-general of the colony. She died at East Haddam, or Colchester, Connecticut, after 1714. Moses is mentioned in the will of William Palmer as legatee, as “Moses whom I love.” The grandfather, Palmer, gives evidence of some unfriendliness towards the father and wishes young Rowley placed with Mr. Partridge, that “he might be brought up in the feare of God & to that end if his father suffer it, I give Mr. Partridge five pounds.” Apparently Moses lived with his grandfather, and March 7, 1653-54, the court allowed him a cow from Palmer’s estate. He was admitted a freeman in 1637; was constable at Falmouth in 1681 deputy to the general court in 1693. He bought sixty acres of land of Jonathan Gilbert, at Haddam, Connecticut, originally laid out to John Henderson. May 3, 1692. by deed, October 4, 1693. He probably removed to Hingham in 1691, but his wife did not approve of the removal, for she refused to sign in a deed of her dower rights, 1714, and declares that her husband left her without support and dependent on the bounty of her...

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Biographical Sketch of Moses Rowley

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Moses (2), son of Moses (1) Rowley, was born November 10, 1654, at Barnstable, died at East Haddam, Connecticut, July 16, 1735. He was admitted freeman in 1690, and was an active and useful citizen of Haddam. He and his wife joined the Haddam church. He married (first) Mary Fletcher; (second) Mary, daughter of Thomas and Frances (Crippen) Corbe, of Falmouth and East Haddam. She died June 9, 1764, in her ninety-seventh year (gravestone record). His will was dated March 24. 1734-35 proved August 19, 1735: Children: Mary, married Captain Samuel Olmstead: Moses, married Martha Porter; Naomi, married Samuel Fuller; Hannah, died unmarried: Samuel, married Elizabeth Fuller; John, mentioned elsewhere; Ebenezer, born in 1695; Mehitable, 1698; Jonathan, married Anne...

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Biographical Sketch of Ensign John Rowley

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Ensign John Rowley, son of Moses (2) Rowley, was born about 1690 in Falmouth, Massachusetts, died in January, 1763, in Colchester, Connecticut. He married (first) September 11, 1716, Deborah, daughter of John and Mehitable (Rowley) Fuller, of East Haddam, Connecticut. She died January 30, 1752, aged sixty-three. He had a second wife. He removed to East Haddam about 1722 and afterward to Colchester. He was a member of the Westchester parish church in Colchester. Children of first wife: Patience, born August 30. 1717: Content, March 26, 1719; Mindwell, October 9, 1720; Joseph. May i5, 1721; Sarah, January 17, 1722-23; Deborah, December 14, 1725: John, mentioned elsewhere; Seth, May 6,...

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Biographical Sketch of Jay F. Neal

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Jay F. Neal, dealer in groceries and provisions, Charleston; was born in Tuftonborough, Carroll Co., N. H., June 24, 1835; he is a son of Nathaniel Neal, a farmer of that town; his early life was passed in farm labor among the granite hills, but at the age of 19 years he went to Great Falls, and engaged in teaching just across the river in New Berwick Me.; he continued teaching during a portion of the year for twelve years. He graduated at the New Hampshire Conference Seminary at Tilton, N. H., in 1859, and entered the Sophomore class of the Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. At the end of a year, however, his health becoming impaired, and an opportunity presenting itself to engage in teaching in the South, he left college, and, going to Bourbon Co., Ky., taught in the Millersburg high school until 1861. He then came to Charleston and taught two years in the public schools, after which he engaged in clerking for Henry Weiss in the hardware business, and afterward as bookkeeper for the Charleston Woolen-Mill, engaging in his present business in 1870. He was married by the Rev. W. B. Anderson on the 25th of March, 1863, to Miss Sarah E. Blakeman, of Charleston Tp., a daughter of Even Blakeman, now...

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Biography of Jobe W. Brown

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Jobe W. Brown, retired, Ashmore; this gentleman was born in Chatham, Middlesex Co., Conn., July 15, 1809; his father was Jonathan W. Brown, and his mother’s maiden name was Elizabeth Aiken, the former being a native of Connecticut, and the latter of the island of Nantucket; when he was but a child, his parents removed to Oneida Co., N. Y., thence to Milton, Ky., and in 1822 to Lawrence Co., Ill.; in January, 1825, they removed to Walnut Grove in Edgar Co., then on the very outskirts of civilization; at that time there was not a single white inhabitant in the present limits of Coles Co.; his father resided there until his death June 17, 1867, at the age of 79 years. In 1840, Mr. Brown removed to Ashmore Tp., where he had entered eighty acres of land, borrowing for that purpose $100; to illustrate the struggles of those early days, we may mention that Mr. Brown was thirteen years in taking up this first note; he has hauled wheat to Chicago, taking his provisions and horse feed along with him, and sleeping in his wagon at night; the journey occupied sixteen days, and on arriving there, has sold his wheat at 50 cents a bushel. In 1838, he, with his father and brother, took a...

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Biography of Austin, Moses

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now For the information of our readers who are not familiar with the early colonial scheme of settling Texas with American colonists when it was a province of Spain, we will give a short sketch of the man in whose brain it originated and the various causes which led to it. Moses Austin was a native of Connecticut, born at the village of Durham in 1767. When a boy he went to Philadelphia, and in 1787 he married Miss Maria Brown. His brother, Stephen, was then at the head of an important house in Philadelphia, and Moses Austin soon after his marriage took charge of a branch house in Richmond, Virginia. In a few years the brothers purchased Chizzel’s lead mines in Wythe County, Virginia, and Moses Austin took charge of the enterprise. At that place on the 3rd of November 1793, Stephen Fuller Austin, the future colonial empresario of Texas, was born. Two other children lived to maturity and came to Texas, James Brown Austin and Emily M. Austin. James died of yellow fever at New Orleans in August 1829. Emily married twice, first James Bryan, and after his death James F. Perry. In a few years the Philadelphia and Richmond house of the Austins failed, which also involved the loss of the lead mines. At...

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