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Location: Wallingford Connecticut

Ancestors of John Richardson Bronson of Attleboro, MA

JOHN RICHARDSON BRONSON, M. D., who for over half a century was one of the best known practitioners of medicine in southern Massachusetts and part of Rhode Island, and who for upward of fifty years was a resident of Attleboro, was a native of Connecticut, born in the town of Middlebury, New Haven county, June 5, 1829, son of Garry and Maria (Richardson) Bronson.

The Bronson family was early planted in the New World. John Bronson (early of record as Brownson and Brunson) was early at Hartford. He is believed, though not certainly known, to have been one of the company who came in 1636 with Mr. Hooker, of whose church he was a member. He was a soldier in the Pequot battle of 1637. He is not named among the proprietors of Hartford in the land division of 1639; but is mentioned in the same year in the list of settlers, who by the “towne’s courtesie” had liberty “to fetch woods and keepe swine or cowes on the common.” His house lot was in the “soldiers’ field,” so called, in the north part of the old village of Hartford, on the “Neck Road” (supposed to have been given for service in the Pequot war), where he lived in 1640. He moved, about 1641 to Tunxis (Farmington) He was deputy from Farmington in May, 1651, and at several subsequent sessions, and the “constable of Farmington” in 1652. He was one of the seven pillars at the organization of the Farmington Church in 1652. His name is on the list of freemen of Farmington in 1669. He died Nov. 28, 1680.

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Hardships of the Early Natchez Emigrants

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Taking the reader with us, to the settlements of the distant Natchez region, he will find that emigrants continued to pour in, upon those fertile hills and alluvial bottoms, from all parts of “his majesty’s Atlantic plantations.” Many were the hardships and perils they encountered, in reaching this remote and comparatively uninhabited region. It is believed that the history of one party of these emigrants will enable the reader to understand what kind of hardships and deprivations all the others were forced to undergo. Major General Phineas Lyman, a native of Durham, a graduate of Yale, a distinguished lawyer, and a member of the legislature of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, became commander of the Connecticut forces in 1755. He served with so much distinction, during the Canadian war, that he was invited, by persons high in office, to visit England. He had formed an association composed of his brothers in arms, called the “Military Adventurers,” whose design was, the colonization of a tract of country upon the Mississippi. He sailed to England, as agent for this company, with the sanguine, yet reasonable hope, that the King would make the grant. Arriving there he found, to his astonishment, that land in a wilderness was refused to those who had fought so valiantly for it, and whose contemplated...

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Center Street Cemetery, Wallingford, Connecticut

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now JONATHAN DICKERMAN b. 1775, d. 1831, aged 56 yrs. AMOS RICE d. July 23, 1794, aged 60 yrs. ELIZABETH, wife of Thomas Rice, d. June 5, 1833, aged 82 yrs. MERAT RICE d. Sept. 10, 1807, aged 32 yrs. CAPT. MOSES RICE b. 1715, d. 1799, aged 84 yrs. PULLMAN RICE d. Nov. 3, 1817, aged 78 yrs. THANKFUL, wife of Capt. Moses Rice, d. 1784, aged 70 yrs. THOMAS RICE d. Feby. 8, 1828, aged 79...

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Biographical Sketch of Hon. Caleb Todd

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Hon. Caleb Todd, or “Esq.” Todd, as he was more familiarly known, was for many years one of the most prominent and influential citizens of Hinsdale. He was born in Wallingford, Conn., March 16, 1785, resided and did business in Cooperstown, N. Y.. a few years, taking up his abode in Hinsdale in 1815. Here he was one of the pioneer manufacturers, and was widely known as a manufacturer of woolens for a great number of years. At his death, May 21, 1871, he was the oldest citizen of Hinsdale. Mr. Todd was twice married and reared eight children, five of whom, with his second wife, survived him. Of these children, Henry Day, born November 8, 1809, was for twenty-five years connected with the Boston Custom House; John Douglass, born March 11. 1814, was for several years a successful woolen manufacturer at Hinsdale, of the firm of Haile & Todd; and Jehiel, born November 4, 1818, was also for many years interested in the manufacture of woolens, at Lowell, Mass., but subsequently became a wholesale dealer in spices, coffee, etc., at Worcester, Mass., where he now resides. “Esq° Todd was an active citizen, and filled all the principal offices in the gift of his townsmen, being several times returned to the legislature. He was an ardent...

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Biography of Stephen E. Beach

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Stephen E. Beach. In searching for the facts of history concerning any community, the mind of the chronicler turns naturally to the first things or the initial work accomplished in the formation of that community into a social and political body. An interest always attaches to these first things which is not to be found in anything else historic, and when there has been found the first settler, or the first house, or the first institution, it is looked upon with more than ordinary respect, and an endeavor is instinctively made to retrace the history of the subject of our interest to its or his beginning. The first things of fifty or sixty years ago are frequently difficult to ascertain, because of the death or removal of the actors and the absence of authentic records concerning them. But occasionally the chronicler has the rare privilege of coming into personal contact with one who has lived through the period of the beginning of things, and who still remains as an active factor in the life of the community. In this connection interest centers in Stephen E. Beach, of Chanute, a resident of Neosho County since 1859, and a witness of the wonderful development of the county since that time. Mr. Beach is a native of New England,...

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Stephen Todd of Wallingford CT

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Stephen Todd4, (Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Dec. 4, 1702, died 1772 in Wallingford, Conn., married May 26, 1726 Lydia, daughter of Deacon and Ensign Samuel and Ruth (Atwater) Ives, who was born Mar. 1709. Children: 126. Jehiel, b. March 13, 1727. 127. Ruth, b. Feb. 26, 1729. *128. Jonah, b. April 28, 1731. *129. Caleb, b. April 12, 1733. *130. Stephen, b. March 23, 1735. *131. Noah, b. Nov. 29, 1736. 132. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 16, 1739. *133. Sybil, b. Nov. 17, 1740. *134. Lydia, b. Nov. 21, 1744. 135. Charles, b. Sept. 6, 1746, d. Aug. 12, 1779. 136. Asa, b. Aug. 5, 1750. 137. Mary,...

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Patience Todd Clinton of Wallingford CT

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now CLINTON, Patience Todd5, (Enos4, Gershom3, Michael2, Christopher1) born June 9, 1768, died Aug. 23, 1845, married Jesse Eton, son of Capt. Lawrence and Elizabeth (Todd) Clinton, who was born at Clintonville, Conn., Aug. 9, 1762, died there Dec. 12, 1836. Their children were born in Wallingford, Conn. For Mrs. Elizabeth Clinton’s ancestry see No. 84. Children: I. Eunetia, b. June 25, 1788, d. Nov. 1824, m. Eli Sackett, who d. Mar. 15, 1836. II. David, b. June 20, 1790, d. at Wallingford, Conn., Dec. 30, 1879, m. Dec. 29, 1812, Lucy L. Smith, who d. Aug. 28, 1883. He was a farmer and mechanic, and was noted for his inventions. He built a factory at Clintonville, Conn., for the manufacture of agricultural implements, thus founding the business house of Clinton & Sons. Had issue: (1) Salina, m. John B. Johnson; (2) Lyman, b. Mar. 21, 1818; (3) Lavinia Lucy, b. 1820, d. Sept. 1849, m. Sept. 25, 1838, Ezra Munson, who was b. 1816, d. Dec. 18, 1882; (4) Eunetia O., b. Oct. 23, 1824, d. Sept. 20, 1848, m. Nov. 25, 1846, Sereno O. Todd, who was b. Mar. 8, 1819, d. Dec. 9, 1902; (5) Celia C., b. Feb. 23, 1827, d. May 23, 1872, m. Lyman Bassett, who d. Jan. 22, 1901; (6)...

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Lydia Todd Monson of Wallingford CT

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now MONSON, Lydia Todd5, (Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Nov. 21, 1744, died about 1834, married July 2, 1761, John, son of Moses and Phebe (Merriman) Munson, who was born in Wallingford, Conn. Aug. 2, 1740, died in 1828. He was a farmer and cooper. They lived in Wallingford, New Haven (Mt. Carmel), Goshen and Litchfield, Conn., and Lee, Mass. Children: I. Lydia, b. April 29, 1762, in Wallingford, Conn., m. about 1792, Job Picket; they had four sons. II. Moses. III. Ruth, b. 1765. IV. Lucy, b. May 22, 1768. V. Caleb Todd, b. Feb. 5, 1771, in Goshen, Conn. VI. Diodama, b. Feb. 18, 1775, d. young. VII. Asa, b. Jan. 26, 1778, d. young; he and Diodama “were buried in one grave,” having died, it is believed, of...

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Stephen Todd of Salisbury CT

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Stephen Todd5, (Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born March 23, 1735, married Rachel Johnson, who was born in 1740, in Wallingford, Conn. They removed to Salisbury, N. Y., or it may have been Salisbury, Conn., where he is said to have died when an old man. He was at one time a physician in Wallingford, Conn. Children: *309. Jehiel, b. Nov. 3, 1761. *310. Stephen, b. Dec. 23, 1773. *311....

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Bethel Todd of Wallingford CT

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Bethel Todd6, (Stephen5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) married Hannah, daughter of Jonathan and Hannah (Barnes) Tuttle, who was born Jan. 4, 1761. They lived near the foot of the ‘Blue Hills’ in the southwest corner of the town of Wallingford, Conn., on the farm previously owned by her father, and known ever since as ‘Tuttle’s Farm’. Children: 701. John, b. 1794, d. unmarried. *702. Sherlock, b. 1796. *703. Edward, b. 1797. 704. Maria, m. William Judd, of Fairfield, Conn., where she was living in 1879. 705. Hannah, m. Burton Thorpe, removed to St. Louis,...

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Jehiel Todd of Toddville NY

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Jehiel Todd6, (Stephen5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Nov. 3, 1761, died Jan. 28, 1843, in Toddville, N. Y., married in 1781, Hannah, daughter of Glover and Lydia (Allen) Street, who was born Oct. 1, 1758, died July 21, 1836. He was born and lived for some time in Wallingford, Conn. Glover Street, was son of Samuel and Keziah (Munson) Street; Samuel was son of Lieut. Samuel and Hannah (Glover) Street; Lieut. Samuel was a son of Rev. Samuel and Anna (Miles) Street; Rev. Samuel Street was son of Rev. Nicholas and(???)(Poole) Street. Keziah Munson was a daughter of Caleb and Elizabeth (Harmon) Munson; Caleb was a son of Ensign Samuel and Mary (Bradley) Munson; Ensign Samuel was a son of Capt. Thomas and Joanna Munson. Hannah Glover was a daughter of John Glover, who was a son of Henry Glover. Anna Miles was a daughter of Dea. Richard and Catherine (Constable) Miles. Mary Bradley was a daughter of William Bradley and Alice Pritchard daughter of Roger. Jehiel Todd lived several years succeeding the year 1800 in Northampton, Mass., and there are many deeds recorded transfering property in that town and vicinity, among which was one that conveyed to him a one third part of a grist and saw mill there. Later he went to Toddsville,...

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Caleb Todd of Hinsdale NH

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Caleb Todd7, (Jehiel6, Stephen5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born March 16, 1785, in Wallingford, Conn., died May 21, 1871, in Hinsdale, N. H., married first, Jan. 26, 1809, Hepsibah Miller, who was born Aug. 12, 1787, in West Springfield, Mass., died Dec. 29, 1826. He married second, July 10, 1828, Abigail Prentice, daughter of Seth and Abigail (Gay) Hooker, who was born Aug. 28, 1792, in Hinsdale, N. H., died Nov. 26, 1879, in Worcester, Mass. He was a manufacturer of woolen goods in Hinsdale, N. H.; a Justice of the Peace; representative to the State Legislature from his district. Children by Hepsibah Miller: *1323. Henry Day, b. Nov. 8, 1809. *1324. Maryett, b. Jan. 17, 1812. *1325. John Douglass, b. March 11, 1814. 1326. Martha Elizabeth, b. March 5, 1816, d. Oct. 5, 1835. *1327. Jehiel, b. Nov. 4, 1818. Children by Abigail P. Hooker: *1328. Lodema Hepsibah, b. Oct. 25, 1828. 1329. James Caleb, b. March 17, 1831, d. June 27, 1834. *1330. Louisa Ann, b. Nov. 2,...

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Orrin Todd of North Haven CT

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Orrin Todd7, (Joel6, Hezekiah5, Caleb4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Feb. 26, 1800, died Dec. 8, 1889, married Oct. 30, 1823, Aurelia, daughter of Jesse and Patience (Todd) Clinton, who was born July 14, 1803, died May 4, 1892. She was from Wallingford, Conn. They lived in North Haven, Conn. For ancestry of Patience (Todd) Clinton, see No. 213. Children: *1195. Francis Hayden, b. Aug. 8, 1827. 1196. Angeline, b. Aug. 9, 1830, m. Samuel Hale; lived in Cal. 1197. Henry Dennis, b. Sept. 2, 1832, m. Feb. 28, 1868, Grace Ann, dau. of Barnard and Sarah (Bishop) Hartley, who was b. March 5, 1833; they lived in North Haven, Conn. No children. *1198. Mary Aurelia, b. Nov. 25,...

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Margaret Todd Cooke of Wallingford CT

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now COOKE, Margaret Todd7, (Darling6, Samuel5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Jan. 1, 1833, died in 1891, in Wallingford, Conn., married March 18, 1856, Hiram Dwight, son of Hiram and Anna M. (Marks) Cooke, who was born Dec. 18, 1832, They moved from New York State to Wallingford, Conn., in 1857. Children: I. Thankful Estella, b. May 10, 1857, m. Oct. 7, 1874, George A. Cannon, in Wallingford, Conn. Issue: (1) Neva Estella, b. Aug. 19, 1876. II. Waldo Daniel b. Dec. 31, 1861, m. Hattie M. Carter, of Wallingford, Conn. Issue: (1) Howard, b. 1885; (2) Raymond, b. July 1887; (3) Bertha, b....

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Henry B. Todd of Wallingford CT

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Henry B. Todd7, (William6, Yale5, James4, James3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Sept. 3, 1835, married Louisa A. daughter of Merritt and Mary (Cook) Tuttle, who was born Aug. 6, 1837. They lived in Wallingford, Conn., where he was a dealer in lumber. Children: *1592. William I., b. Oct. 27, 1857. 1593. Burton H., b. Sept. 17, 1859, d. April 13, 1879. 1594. Esther L., b. July 15, 1861, d. Aug. 25, 1861. 1595. Mary L., b. March 25, 1864. 1596. Clara A., b. March 25,...

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