Ancestors of George Earle Burroughs
(through the *immigrants to the United States only)
Compiled by Karen Kravcov Malcolm
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Generation No. 1

 1.    George Earle Burroughs, later known as Earl Burroughs, born November 23, 1878, Van Buren, Wayne County, Michigan [Toledo, Ohio per his marriage (1884) and death certificate on Nov. 24, 1881!].  He died January 21, 1937, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, PA.  He married ca. 1917 (PA?), 1) Ida V. Comosely ? (maiden name), born April 1, 1886, PA (parents:  PA/NY), the daughter of Michael J. Comosely? born in PA, and Bertha Moon born in NY) (Ida’s second marriage) and adopted her son, Richard.  Ida V. Burroughs died Oct. 5, 1926, at age 40 of hypostatic congestion of lungs, cardiac degeneration (contributory) at St. Francis Hospital, Pittsburgh after a 4 day hospitalization (2 months duration of her main illness; 2 years duration contributory illness).  “Earl Burroughs,” her husband, was the informant.  She was buried in Mount Royal Cemetery, Glenshaw (Shaler Township), in Allegheny County, PA (about 7 miles from the center of Pittsburgh) on October 7, 1926.  He married 2) Louise Clare Herr in Reading, Berks County, PA on October 10, 1927 (Vol. 84, p. 299, Berks County, PA Marriages 1885-1929).  He was the son of 2.  George Taylor (Tyler) Burroughs and 3.  Lucie/Lucy Elinor Berlin, and a second cousin of the author, Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Per his first wife’s death certificate in 1926, his 1927 marriage certificate and a 1929 Hays County, TX deed, he had a residence of 1110 Palo Alto (Palatto) St. North, Pittsburgh, PA.  He was a civil and mechanical engineer.  Per his funeral record, he was an Episcopalian (but not a churchgoer according to Eleanor L. Burroughs Kravcov).  According to his death certificate, he had been a draftsman for the State of Pennsylvania for 1 1/2 years prior to his death.  He and Louise lived briefly in Pittsburgh, PA and Elizabeth, NJ.  His last residence was 2335 Logan Street, Harrisburg, PA.  He died suddenly at home of a coronary occlusion with angina pectoris & with coronary sclerosis at the age of 58 on Jan. 21, 1937 and is buried in Dunnstown Cemetery, Lock Haven, PA next to his last wife, Louise Herr Burroughs and his daughter, Eleanor Louise Burroughs Kravcov.

 In the 1880 Census, he was age 1 (“Earl G.”), living with his grandfather, George H. Burroughs, his wife, Rebecca J., his parents, George T. & Lucy E. Burroughs, plus 3 servants/farmer in Van Buren, Wayne County, Michigan.  He graduated June 1, 1898 from Belleville High School, Belleville, Michigan [501 W. Columbia, Belleville, Michigan 48111].  In the 1900 Census, he was age 21 (Earl) living with his parents and brother, Colburn, plus a male servant, Lee, age 14, in Belleville Village, Enumeration District 205, Belleville, Van Buren, Wayne County, Michigan.  He lived in Dundee, Monroe County, Michigan [SE Michigan, 20 miles from Toledo, OH] in Sept. 1903 through at least May, 1905.  He attended Ohio State University, Columbus, OH in Electrical Engineering for one semester in  1903-1904, and received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering  in 1905 from Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH.  He was a graduate student for two semesters in Structural Engineering, in 1905 at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL.  On May 25, 1905, a certificate of recommendation was signed (for “Earl G. Burroughs”) by the principal of his high school for the University of Michigan, Dept of Literature, Science and the Arts.  By the 1910 Census, he was not living with his family, who had moved to Dundee, Monroe County, Michigan.  A “Mr. Geo. Burroughs” is listed in the Cheboygan Democrat on Nov. 14, 1913 (Northern Michigan, Newspaper Surname Index,  In the 1920 Census, he was living in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 22nd Ward, ED 671, at 921 Ball or Barn St., (search as “Geo. E. Burrough”), living in an apparent rented triplex with 3 separate families (including James Herr, 2nd head of household, age 67, et al.), an engineer – mechanical, MI (parents:  “WV/WV”), with his wife, Ida Burroughs, 31, PA, and (her) son, Richard, age 7, PA (parents:  MI/PA).  In the 1930 Census (search “George Burrough”), he was living at 5850 Morrowfield St., Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA, Dist. 235, rented, monthly rental:  $75, with a radio, did not own a farm, age “50”, first married at age 37, born “OH” (parents:  “England/Irish Free State”), engineer, construction, employed, not a veteran, with wife, Louise, age 38, first married at 25, born PA (parents:  PA/PA), with [step]daughter, Margaret [Ungard], age 13, PA, and adopted son, Richard Burroughs, 17, single, PA (parents:  England/PA).

 On June 6, 1927, the Probate Office of Monroe County, Michigan assigned the residue of the estate of Lucie E. Burroughs, to George Earle Burroughs, and his brother, Colburn J. Burroughs, in equal shares, which consisted of  the following real property (2,504 acres in Texas):
 1.  640 acres, Abstract No. 134, Cert. or Scrip No. 1/1023, Survey 67,  Travis County, TX;
 2.  640 acres, Abstract No. 204, Cert. or Scrip No. 56, Survey 35, Travis County, TX;
 3.  640 acres, Abstract No. 753, Cert. or Scrip No. 1/5, Survey 1, Travis County, TX;
 4.  320 acres, Abstract 437, Original Grantee Sul. Fork Iron Works, County, Hays County, TX;
 5.  264 acres, Abstract 438, Original Grantee Sul. Fork Iron Works, County, Hays County, TX; and
6.  House and lot, Lot 10 of block 173 (lot being 30’ x 155’), according to a map of Meredith & Neel’s Fairhome Addition to Central City, filed on Nov. 14, 1907 in Huntington, Cabell County, WV.
(Hays County, TX Deed Records, Vol. 98, p. 10 (copy of Order from Monroe County, Michigan)).
On May 25, 1929 (recorded June 6, 1929, Hays County Deed Records, Hays County, TX, Vol.___, pp. 349-351.), George and Colburn John Burroughs, sold the property, including all mineral rights, in Items 4 & 5 above, for $4,000 to H.P. Prather of Hays County, TX.

George Earle Burroughs owned  American Engineers Service, 15 Park Row, Park Row Building, NYC and Pittsburgh.  His stationery listed his services as transcontinental employment, industrial, executive and staff assistants and registry.  Also listed were engineering and commercial reports and directories of iron, steel, copper, coal, utilities, railways; manufacturing, commercial construction; and Latin-American industries.

 The Park Row Building was designated a Landmarks Preservation Commission building on June 15, 1999 and is still in use as a commercial building with residences beginning on the 11th floor.  It is a 30-story, 391-foot high building, which was the tallest building in New York City and one of the tallest structures in the world between 1899, the year of its completion, and 1908.  It remains one of the most distinctive buildings in lower Manhattan by virtue of its height and twin cupola-topped towers, including four large sculpted figures set on overscaled brackets, huge columns and pilasters, as well as several projecting ornamental balconies.  The architect was R.H. Robertson, who was prominent for his institutional and commercial buildings.  It lies across from City Hall Park on a street that became known as Newspaper Row, the center of the newspaper publishing in New York City from the 1840s to the 1920s.  The building housed the offices of the Associated Press news agency as well as the HQ of August Belmont’s Interborough Rapid Transit Company.  Early twentieth-century artists admired the shape of the Park Row Building, and Alvin Langdon Coburn and Charles Sheeler featured it in their photographs.  See

George E. Burroughs ran the following classified ad on June 4 and on June 11 193_ :
“AMERICAN ENGINEERS SERVICE, Park Row Building, New York.  Requires eastern-western Plant Managers, Superintendants, Product Development Engineers, Designers, Draftsmen, Checkers; Time Study-Cost Accountants, Sales Engineers; Chief Draftsmen, Estimators, Metallurgical-Chemical supervisors, graduate cadets for industrial training -- Machinery, Buildings, Bridges, Foundry, Forge, Stampings, Heavy Chemicals, Motors, Electrical, Railway, Automotive Productions.”

Lock Haven Express, Lock Haven, Clinton County, PA, Saturday, January 23, 1937:

“George E. Burroughs:  George E. Burroughs, 55, died Wednesday evening at Harrisburg as the result of a heart attack.  The body has been brought to the Welsh Funeral Home, where it may be viewed this evening by friends.  Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Welsh Funeral Home, the Rev. William J. Watts officiating.  Burial will be made at Dunnstown.
 Mr. Burroughs was the son-in-law of Street Commissioner and Mrs. D.L. Herr, this city.  He was a graduate civil and mechanical engineer, and for the past year and a half had been employed by the State.  Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Louise Herr Burroughs, a daughter, Eleanor M.[sic] Burroughs; a stepdaughter, Margaret Ungard, and a brother, Coleburn Burroughs of Detroit.
 Mr. Burroughs is the second son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Herr to die at Harrisburg within the past few weeks.  Ralph Z. Smith passed away recently at the Harrisburg Hospital, following an emergency operation Thanksgiving night.”


i. Richard Burroughs (adopted son of first wife, Ida V. Comosely).  Born ca. 1913, PA.  See 1920 and 1930 Census data under George E. Burroughs above.  A Richard Burroughs, born Aug. 13, 1912, died Sept., 1976, in the SSDI, #206-05-954, issued in PA, before 195_.

ii. Eleanor Louise (“Bunny”) Burroughs, born September 28, 1930, Sunday, 8:38 P.M., Harrisburg Hospital, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, PA, weighing 7 lbs. 10 oz.  She died Sunday, October 28, 2001, 2:40 AM, Gardiner Home, Hospice of the Valley, Phoenix, Maricopa County, AZ.  She was buried Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, Dunnstown Cemetery, Dunnstown (next to Lock Haven), Woodward Township, Clinton County, PA, in the A. Wayne Myers Addition, southern half of Lot No.37 (37 S ½).  Blood type A+.  She married Frederick Kravcov, on October 21, 1957 (born May 13, 1929, Elizabeth, NJ; died November 21, 1993, Corpus Christi, TX), in Washington, D.C. (civil) and in 1959, Madrid, Spain (Catholic).  They had one daughter, *Karen Louise Kravcov, born December 30, 1962, Princess Tsehai Memorial Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.   Karen married Alastair James Malcolm on April 16, 2003, Sedona, Coconino County, Arizona.

  Eleanor received her first holy communion in St. Mary’s Church, Harrisburg, PA on May 8, 1938.  She attended Steele School, Harrisburg, PA (1930-1937), St. Mary’s Parochial School, Harrisburg, PA (1937-1942), and St. Francis Parochial School, Harrisburg, PA (1942-1944).  She graduated in 1948 from Catholic High School, Harrisburg, PA  (her senior yearbook entry reads:  LeCercle Francais 2; Catholic Action Club 4; Pep Squad 1, 2.  “Bunny is pleasant to everyone, When you’re with her you’ll have lots of fun.”).  In 1950, she had a tonsillectomy.  She attended Central Pennsylvania Business College, Harrisburg, PA; George Washington  University (1957) and University of Maryland (Ext. in Madrid, Spain) (1958-59).  She was a member of the Dept. of State Recreation Assn., Washington, D.C. (1955-57); the recording secretary of Alpha Xi chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha, an international women’s social, cultural and service sorority.  In the mid 1950s, she studied Russian.  She took a computer science course at College of the Desert in Palm Desert, CA in 1988.  Her hobbies and interests included reading mystery and spy novels (Robert Ludlum), playing the piano, golfing, Japanese sumie (brush) painting, which she learned while living in Tokyo, Japan as a student of Madame Shutei Ohta of Nakano-ku, Tokyo.  She also was a student of Ikebana under Tazuko Niimura, and learned some Japanese.  She exhibited her sumie artwork at the American Club Tokyo on Jan. 10, 1968.  Georgia O’Keeffe was a favorite artist.  While living in Madrid and Buenos Aires, she learned Spanish.  In the music department, favorite early artists in her record collection included Stanley Black, Louis Armstrong, The Dorseys, Glenn Miller, Judy Garland, Duke Ellington, Della Reese, The Supremes, Johnny Mathis, Robert Goulet, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwicke, The Carpenters, The Captain & Tenille, Tony Orlando, Barbara Streisand, Miles Davis, Ramsey Lewis, Tom Scott, & Helen Reddy.  She enjoyed Brazilian/Portugese music and her Argentine collection included records by Julio Sosa, Alain Debray and Mercedes Sosa.  Later she enjoyed 1980s dance and new wave music and new age musicians such as Sadao Watanabe, Ottmar Liebert, Kitaro, Yanni and Enya.  She attended concerts including Gato Barbieri, Richard Elliott, k.d. lang and Yanni.  Other interests included shopping, growing cacti and succulents (including some showing), her Korat cats, including Yin Lan, Nappy, Maui, Chaya and Chinda; Hamid, the Afghan Hound dog, and raising and showing Arabian and other horses with her daughter, Karen Kravcov, jigsaw and crossword puzzles, and playing cards and electronic solitaire.

  Eleanor was employed by the Transportation Division, New Cumberland General Depot, New Cumberland, PA (1948-1949), the Special Reserve Division, New Cumberland General Depot, New Cumberland, PA (1949-1950), the Adjutant’s Office, New Cumberland General Depot, New Cumberland, PA (1950-1952), the Commercial Warehouse Field Office, New Cumberland General Depot (DOD), New Cumberland, PA (1952-1953); Philadelphia Quartermaster Depot, Comptroller’s Office  (1953), US Naval Supply Depot, Mechanicsburg, PA (1953-1955); Admin. Asst. to the Chief of the Soviet Orbit Policy Staff, United States Information Agency (USIA) (1955-1957), Washington, DC; the American Embassy & US Air Force, Madrid, Spain (1958-1959), the Foreign Service of the United States, Dept. of State, US Agency for International Development (USAID), Public Safety Division (Addis Ababa) (1962), and the CIA. While at home, she worked part time for “Something Special By Patti” (McKelvey), as a painter of children’s furniture and assisted with mall kiosk sales (May 1978 to Sept. 1979).  She returned to work after retirement in 1962 in Feb. 1986, working in the accessories department at May Company, Palm Desert, California for 8 mos., where she won the Chairman’s Club Tope Sales Producer for the month of May in 1986.  She worked in commission sales for Finlay Fine Jewelry Department at May Company in Palm Desert, California from Oct. 1986 until April, 1988.  At the Palm Desert National Bank, she worked in the Bookkeeping Dept. and lastly in the Note Department (April 2, 1988 until March 23, 1990).  She also worked part time for Saks Fifth Avenue in San Antonio, TX and Coldwell Banker Swope Realtors in Boerne, TX (until Oct. 28, 1995).

  According to Eleanor’s Personal File – 1948-1962, in 1954, the nature of the Soviet Orbit work:  Under the direction of the principal officers, the Soviet Orbit, are responsible to the Assistant Director for Policy and Programs (IOP), the Soviet Orbit Staff deals directly with matters of information policy and planning as they apply to the East European satellites, the USSR, and the Chinese and North Korean Communist regimes.  The staff is responsible for (1) providing guidance on Soviet and Communist activities to the media through the instrumentality of the news policy section of IOP and to the field through information guidances and (2) the development of information policy planning relative to Soviet-controlled areas.  To carry out these functions, the staff which consists at present of three officers and one secretary must examine and utilize a large daily flow of materials (telegrams, despatches, studies, reports, etc.) in order to understand the constantly changing Communist situation, and in this manner be prepared to implement planning and guidance responsibilities and functions.
 Another copy stated:  The Soviet Orbit Policy Staff (IOP/LS) deals directly with matters of information policy and planning as they apply to the geographic areas comprising the USSR, the Baltic States, the European Satellites, Communist China, North Korea and North Vietnam, as well as the Escapes Program and Communist front organizations.  The staff is responsible for (1) providing guidance on Soviet and Communist activities to the media directly and through information guidances and (2) the development of information policy planning relative to the above listed Communist controlled areas.  To carry out these functions, the staff must examine and utilize a large daily flow of materials (telegrams, despatches, studies, reports, etc.) in order to understand changes taking place in the Communist world, and in this manner be prepared to implement planning and guidances responsibilities and functions.

  On December 31, 1956, her supervisor, E. Lewis Revey, at USIA, Soviet Orbit Policy Staff, had the following comments about Eleanor’s work performance:

  “In every respect, Miss Burroughs has performed her duties with noteworthy efficiency and distinction.  The thoroughness of her work and the perfectionism which she applies especially to outgoing communications is as commendable as her dependability and eagerness to insure the operational efficiency of this office, even at the cost of personal inconvenience.  The entire staff has known at all times that it could count on Miss Burroughs to carry an additional share of the workload whenever that proved necessary.  Her quiet efficiency and dependability have brought much comfort to IOP/LS in the difficult and trying period brought on by the dramatic turn of events in Poland and Hungary.”

  A 1960 Personal History Statement (Form 444) for an administrative secretarial and/or clerical position, reflected that she had experience with the following business machines:  comptometer, calculator, dictaphone, mimeograph and hectograph.

  Obituary in The Arizona Republic and The Lock Haven Express, Oct. 30, 2001:

Eleanor Louise Burroughs Kravcov, 71, of Phoenix, AZ since 1995, passed away on Oct.  28, 2001 in Phoenix after more than a two-year battle with advanced colon cancer.  She was born in Harrisburg, PA on Sept. 28, 1930, the daughter of George Earle Burroughs of Van Buren, Belleville, and Dundee, Michigan and later, NYC and PA, both the grandson of Col. George Holland Burroughs and a cousin of Edgar Rice Burroughs, all from the colonial Burroughs family of Warren & Scituate, MA, and Louise Clare Herr of Lock Haven, PA, a direct descendant of Rev. Hans Herr of Zurich, who emigrated in 1709 to Philadelphia and settled Lancaster County, PA.  Among other CT, MA & VA colonists, Eleanor was also a direct descendant of Job Tyler who emigrated from Shropshire, England to Newport, RI and settled in Andover, MA in 1639.
She married Frederick Kravcov in Washington, D.C. and Madrid, Spain. She was the Asst. to the Chief of the Soviet Orbit Policy Staff, U.S. Information Agency, Washington, D.C., lastly retired from the Civil Service/Dept. of State, U.S. Foreign Service at the birth of her daughter in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
An accomplished Japanese sumie painting artist, Buenos Aires, Argentina was among her favorite residences with her family.  Since 1980 she raised Arabian horses with her daughter in CA, TX & AZ.
 She is survived by her daughter, Karen L. Kravcov of Phoenix, AZ, a nephew, E. Joseph Kintz, his wife, Lynn, their son, Todd J. Kintz of Carlisle, PA, a cousin, Betty Lou Smith Young of Lock Haven, PA,  Betty’s son, Dr. Michael F. Young of Manchester, CT, and his uncle, Ralph Herr Smith of Lakeland, FL.  Arrangements by Hansen Mortuaries in Scottsdale, AZ and Gilbert L. Dailey F.H. in Harrisburg, PA.  Interment will be in the family plot in Dunnstown Cemetery, Dunnstown, near Lock Haven, Clinton County, PA,
 with graveside services 1 PM Thursday.

 Directions to Dunnstown Cemetery:  From Hwy. 80, exit 178 (10-12 miles from the exit total) and off at 2nd exit = 220 North.  Go right at the stoplight (Sheetz on the right) = Belafonte/150 N. to Church Street and turn right.  Turn left at Jay St. and go 1 block – turn right on E. Main St.  Pass the Piper Air Museum on the right and veer left over Constitution Bridge/Susquehanna River, which becomes Woodward Ave./Rte. 150 N.  Go to the first 4-way intersection and turn right on Church St.  Go 3 blocks and the cemetery is on both sides of the road.  The Burroughs plot is on the left – south half of Lot 37.   From Lamar take 220 N. and go to Lock Haven exit 120 to (left) Jay and continue with the above directions.

Eleanor’s Addresses to Birth of Karen Kravcov:

Sept 1930-Aug. 1932: 2429 Pennsylvania St., Harrisburg, PA.
Aug. 1932-Sept. 1933: 523 Seneca, Harrisburg, PA.
Sept.  1933-Jan. 1942: 2335 Logan St., Harrisburg, PA.
Jan. 1942-March 1955: 1417 Verbeke Street, Harrisburg, P
April 1955-Dec. 1955: 2016/2116 O St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Dec. 1955-Oct. 1957: 903 N. Wayne St., Arlington, VA.
Oct. 1957-Dec. 1957: 2430 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. (married).
Jan. 1958-Feb. 1960: 47 Avenida del Generalisimo Franco, Madrid, Spain.
March 1960-Aug. 1961: 7633 (7733) Loisdale Rd., Springfield, VA (Louise H. Burroughs, her mother, lived with them)
Aug. 1961-Aug. 1963 Casa Inches, Urael District, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Generation No. 2

 2.  George T. (Taylor/Tyler) Burroughs, born February 9 (7), 1844, a merchant & farmer born in Jamestown (Zanesville), Montgomery County, Illinois.  Per the 1900 Census, he was born in Indiana.  He married Nov. 1877 (married 21 years per the 1900 Census) 3.  Lucile (“Lucie”) Elinor Berlin.  They moved to Belleville, Michigan between 1846 and 1870 Census.  Possibly he was enlisted in Co. H., 51 Virginia Infantry as a corporal (Confederate) – see – Civil War Service Records).

He was listed as a “farmer” born in Illinois and living in Van Buren, Michigan with his parents, George H. (“merchant”) and Rebecca Burroughs and his brothers Samuel (“merchant”) and Henry C (“student”) in the 1870 Michigan Census.  In the 1880 Michigan Census, he is listed as a farmer living in Van Buren, Wayne County, Michigan with his parents, George H. (“retired merchant”) and Rebecca J. Burroughs, his wife, Lucie, Earl G., their son,  a farmer, George Spruce(?), and two servants, George Waygott and Nancy Smith.  He obtained by Travis Scrip, 5 tracts of land in Hays and Travis Counties, TX between 1875 and 1879.  He acted as the power-of-attorney for his father’s Texas 2nd class headright land grants issued via 3 patents (1874-76) in Upshur, Wise and Milam Counties, Texas.  He was the author of 1) “The Business Man’s Guide and Assistant.  Merchant’s and mechanic’s practical arithmetic; or, Instantaneous method of arriving at correct results…”, published by Wm. Graham’s Steam Presses, Detroit, Michigan, 1875 (138pp.), located at the Detroit Public Library, Burton Historical Collection (Call #511 B94); and 2) “Merchant’s and Mechanic’s Practical Arithmetic:  or, an instantaneous method of arriving at correct results,” compiled from results of actual experiments and observation in the pursuit of a business life, published by E.B. Smith & Co., Detroit, Michigan in 1876 (144 pp.) (Rare book collection, Library of Michigan, Call # QA 103.B8 1876z), and Detroit Public Library, Burton Historical Collection (Call #511 B94a).  In the 1900 Census, he and his family, Lucie E., and sons Earl and Colburn, along with a male servant, Lee, age 14, and in school, were living in Belleville Village, Enumeration District 205, Van Buren, Wayne County, Michigan.  As of 1903, he was living in Dundee, Michigan.  In the 1910 Michigan Census, he and wife, Lucie and son, Colburn, were living in Dundee, Dundee Village.  He is listed as a merchant who owns a store (general). He died August 6, 1916, Dundee, Monroe County, Michigan of anterior spinal sclerosis (5 years duration), with contributory acute gastritis and ileo-colitis (5 days duration).  He was married at the time of his death.  He was buried in Lot 128, Pleasantview/Soop Cemetery, Belleville, Michigan on Aug. 9, 1916.  Colburn Burroughs, his son, of Dundee, Monroe County, Michigan, signed his death certificate.  (Note that the 1929 Hays County, TX deed states that he died “July 17, 1917” (Book ___, p. 178, rec. 4-26-1929).  He was the son of 4. George H. and 5. Rebecca Jane Bell Burroughs.

 3.  Lucie (“Lucy”) Lucile Elinor (Eleanor) Berlin, born  Philippi, Barbour County, Virginia Feb. 12, 1852 (per 1880 Census), “1855” and Jan. 1860, per 1900 Census) (West Virginia after 1861).  No record (ca. 1853 in Barbour County, WV).  Married 2. George T. Burroughs Nov. 1877 [they have no marriage record in Michigan for the years 1875 through 1878].  Per the 1880 Census, her parents were born in England, however, per the 1900 Census, her father was born in PA and her mother in VA.  In the 1910 Census, Dundee, Michigan, she is listed as age “44”, born in VA and a saleslady in her husband’s store.  She is listed in the 1920 Michigan Census as “Lucy E. Burroughs,” living in Dundee Township, Dundee Village, Monroe County, Michigan (Supervisor’s District No. 2, Enum. District No. 103) (age 53) with her single son, Colburn (age 29) and a widowed friend, a nurse, Christine Entwisle (age 57) of Michigan.  She died Oct. 3, 1925, Dundee, Monroe County, Michigan intestate and with no will (Hays County, TX deed.  Per Sharon Johnson, there are no Burroughs listed in the Monroe County, Michigan Cemetery Book, Vol. 1.  The daughter of Frederick W. Berlin, Esq. and Maria F. Holt.  For her extended line and additional information see “Ancestors of Lucie Elinor Berlin Burroughs.”


i.  1.  George Earle Burroughs, a/k/a Earl G. Burroughs, born November 23, 1878, Van Buren, Wayne County, Michigan; died January 21, 1937, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, PA.  See first page.
ii.   Colburn John Burroughs, Esq. (John C. Burroughs) (Coleburn) SSN 269-16-3345, born December 25, 1886 (Dec. 25, 1891 per his WWI Draft Registration Card; 1896 per his death records), Detroit, Michigan.  His Certificate of Birth – Delayed Registration, issued on June 9, 1943 by the Michigan Department of Health, gives his birth as December 25, 1896 with the evidence listed as:  “Affidavits of two cousins.  No documentary proof available.”  He was the second of two children born to his mother.  As of 1943, he was living in Detroit.  He was living in Dundee, Monroe County, Michigan in 1910, 1916, 1917 & 1920 (with his mother) and Detroit, Michigan as of Jan. 23, 1937.  In the 1900 Census, he was age 13, attending school and living in Belleville, Van Buren, Wayne County, Michigan, Enum. Dist. 205 with his parents, George T. and Lucie E. Burroughs, and brother, Earl (George).  In the 1910 Census, he was age 20, living with his parents on Tecumseh Street in Dundee, MI, single, had attended school since Sept. 1, 1909 and was not working.  His World War I Draft Registration Card dated June 5, 1917, lists him as Colburn (“Corburn” in print, signed “Colburn”) John Burroughs, age 26, born December 25, 1891 in Detroit, MI, working as a Justice of the Peace and merchant for his mother, L.E. Burroughs in Dundee; he was single, short, of medium build, with blue eyes and dark brown hair, and not bald.  His address was Tecumseh, Dundee, Monroe Co., Michigan.  He had no military history, and he did not claim any exemptions.  In the 1920 Census, he was age 29 and living with his mother on Tecumseh Street in Dundee, MI.  As of April 15, 1929 & May 25, 1929, he was living in Dundee (Hays County, TX Affidavit and deed).  In the 1930 Census, he is listed as John C. Burroughs, age 34, a lawyer (General Pract.), living at 120 ½ West Main St., Dundee, Monroe County, Michigan, District 7, Enum. Dist. 58-7, Supervisor’s Dist. 17 (April 2, 1930, Roll T626-1012, page 1A, Image 777).  He owned his own home (value $3500) and a radio.  He had not attended school or college since 9-1-29.  He was single and never married and “not a veteran of the US Military.”  His mother was born in VA and his father was born in IL.  He sent clothing as gifts to Eleanor L. Burroughs (Kravcov) when she was a child.
According to his Certificate of Death, he died March 19, 1952, at 2:05 PM, Maumee Valley Hospital, Toledo, Ohio, age 55 (actual age, 65), single, of bronchopneumonia (1 month), with multiple dissecting aneurysm of aorta and pellagra .  An autopsy was performed.  He had been in the hospital for 19 days.  His informant was Robert K or R. Stewart(?) Supt.  He had been attended from Feb. 29, 1952 until his death on March 19 by Dr. Burnheimer, Maumee Valley Hospital.  He was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery (no cemetery number) in Dundee, Monroe Co., Michigan on March 29, 1952.  He had been a resident of 407 ½ Clark Street, Toledo, Ohio, and a truck driver for Sentele Co.  He was in World War I, MI Pvt. In the Infantry, 101st Sanitary Train Field Hospital, 26th Division.  He was honorably discharged as a Private.  His obituary states that he was born Dec. 25, 1896.   In a letter from Bersticker Funeral Home in Toledo, Ohio, dated April 25, 1952 to Mrs. William J. Young of 416 Lakeland Ave., Grosse Point 30, Michigan, the funeral home indicated that the hospital (Lucas County/Maumee Valley) informed the funeral home that Mrs. Young had disclaimed all financial responsibility as to the burial and body of Colburn Burroughs, although she had made inquiry to the funeral home in regards to his burial and personal effects.  Bersticker Funeral Home acted as the administrator of his estate since he was a WWI veteran.  On March 29, 1952, religious services were held at the funeral home, conducted by the Rev. Harold Davis and attended by a Mr. Narrigan and others.  After the funeral services, the body was taken to Dundee, Michigan to be interred in the Family lot with full military honors including the firing squad by members of Harry W. Bamm Post #72 of Dundee, Michigan.  The funeral home requested any donation from Mrs. Young towards his burial as his funeral expenses exceeded the Government award.


To all whom it may concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That Colburn J. Burroughs, #2040060 Private Demob Co. 160DB Last assgd 101st Field Hospital 101st San Tr. The United States Army, as a testimonial of honest and faithful service, is hereby honorably discharged from the military service of the United States by reason of Cir No 106 WD Dec 3, 1918.

Given under my hand at Camp Custer, Michigan this 3rd day of May, one thousand nine hundred and nineteen
   (Signed) Watts C. Valentine
    Major Infantry
Forwarned 10-29-20
Approved by Frank F. Becker
  Capt., Inf.
Medal with four clasps
Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne
Defensive Sector


Enlisted, or inducted, April 1st, 1918, at Monroe, Michigan.

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions,   Aisne-Marne offensive, July 18 to Aug. 6, 1918.  St. Mihiel offensive Sept. 11 to Sept 15, 1918.  Verdun Sector Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, 1918; Meuse-Argonne offensive Army Troops Oct. 15 to Nov. 11, 1918.

Remarks:  No AWOL or absence under GO 45 WD 1914 AE Fin France.  Left US June 11, 1918 arrived US Apr 18, 1919 served in 101st F.H. to date of discharge.

   (Signed) J.C. Sutton
    Commanding Capt. Infantry Demob Co.

Certificate to be made by a Civil Officer empowered to administer oaths or by an Office of the Regular Army

I CERTIFY that the foregoing is a true extract from the original discharge certificate (Form No. 525, A.G.O.) of Colburn J. Burroughs #2040060 and contains all written and printed matter appearing on the discharge certificate opposite the headings hereon extracted, together with any notation or stamp with reference to a previous use of the discharge certificate for the purpose of obtaining a Victory Medal.

 I FURTHER CERTIFY that I have indorsed on the original discharge certificate over my signature the following:  “True extract certified by me on Oct. 26, 1920, for the purpose of obtaining Victory Medal by mail.”

Place:  Dundee, Michigan    Levi G. Williams
Date:  Oct. 26, 1920    Notary Public, Monroe Co., Mich.
      My commission expires June 19, 1923

 (Courtesy of Boyer-Van Wormer-Scott Funeral Home Bersticker-Scott Funeral Home, Toledo, OH.)

During the St. Mihiel offensive, as of September 12, 1918, the 26th Division, Field Hospital 101-104 were stationed in Genicourt-sur-Meuse, from the Reports of Division Surgeon, 26th Division.

According to the National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Records, St. Louis, MO, Colburn J. Burroughs’ Service No. was 2 040 060.  A Private in the Army, his dates of service were between April 1, 1918 and April 23, 1919.  He had basic military training and received a World War I Victory Medal with Defense Sector Clasp and a World War I Victory Button (Bronze).  He was discharged and his place of separation was Camp Custer, MI.  They had no other records for Colburn, probably due to the July 12, 1973 fire that destroyed the major portion of records of Army military personnel for the period 1912 to 1959.

The following obit/death notices are courtesy of Betty Gay of RAOGK

“C.J. Burroughs Buried Saturday

   Military burial services were held at Maplegrove Cemetery Saturday noon for Colburn J. Burroughs, age 55, former Dundee resident who died March 19 in the Maumee Valley Hospital in Toledo.  Funeral services were held in the Bersticker Funeral Home.

   A veteran of World War I, he was a charter member of the Harry Bamm Post No. 72, American Legion and was its first adjutant.  He had left Dundee about 20 years ago and at the time of his death was employed at the Central Trucking Corporation in Toledo.  While in Dundee he ran a variety store, was a Justice of the Peace and attorney.

   The military burial services were under the direction of George Lenz who acted as Sergeant  Hugh Smith was chaplain.  Firing squad was composed of Charles Graham, Clifford Heisler, Warren Missler, Louis Mintz, Duane Loss and Wyman Hanson.  Color bearers were Henry Bunge and Robert Roof.  Color guard, Max Good.  Buglers were Richard Karner and Wyman Fisher.

    Bearers were Vern Bowman, Kenneth Kleinert, Roy Burgess, Clifford Ward, Hugh Smith and Clarence Heinl.  Burial was in the American Legion lot.  Fisher Funeral Home was in charge at the cemetery.”
Monroe Record-Commercial, March 1952

Colburn J. Burroughs
(Special to The Evening News (1952))

DUNDEE, March 31 – Colburn J. Burroughs, 55, of 407 ½ Clark St., Toledo, a former resident here and a veteran of World War I, died March 19 in a Toledo hospital.
Services were Saturday morning in the Bersticker Funeral home at Toledo and burial was in the veterans’ plot in Maplegrove Cemetery.  The Dundee Veterans Organization had military rites.  Fisher funeral home was in charge here.

 Burroughs, Colburn J.
 Born—age 55
Died in March 19, 1952 in Toledo, Ohio formerly of Dundee.  Dundee Reporter, April 3, 1952, page 1,   column 2.
Generation No. 3

 4. Col. George Holland Burroughs, born April 28, 1807 in Warren, Worcester, Massachusetts.  He married Rebecca Jane Bell, of South Bend, IN, on December 28, 1837, in South Bend, St. Joseph, IN by the Rev. A. Bryant (Marriage Book No. 1), St. Joseph County, IN, and South Bend Free Press and St. Joseph Advertiser, December 30, 1837, p. 2, both courtesy of John Palmer, St. Joseph County Public Library).  He died March 14, 1890 in New Boston, Wayne County, Michigan at the home of M.H. and L.W. Ellis [Myron Hawley and Lavina W. Burroughs Ellis] (Ellis Family Bible Record).  He is buried in Pleasantview/Soop Cemetery, Belleville, Michigan.

  According to a historical paper entitled “Seventy Years Ago” written by Danforth Keyes, Esq. for the Quobag Historical Society, included in a newspaper story in the Warren Herald (MA), April 4, 1952 (reprinted from Warren Herald, Feb. 5, 1897), ca. 1827, George and his older brother, Abner T. Burroughs, were blown into the brook when one of the buildings of a Powder Mill (a relic of the Revolutionary War) blew up (Lois Ellis’s Genealogy, p. 18).

  In 1830, George first purchased land from his brother, Abner T. Burroughs, with a mortgage (Bk. 275, p. 31).  In 1832, Tyler Burroughs deeded property to his sons, Abner Tyler Burroughs (Bk. 289, p. 260) and George H. Burroughs (Bk. 287, p. 170).  George Burroughs then sold his property back to his father later the same year (Bk. 289, p. 258).

A merchant and soldier of MA born parents, around 1832, George H. Burroughs migrated from Warren, MA to Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio through St. Joseph County, Indiana and Zanesville, Montgomery County, Illinois, and finally settled in Belleville, Van Buren Township, Wayne County, Michigan around 1845. He was in the mercantile business in Zanesville.  On August 26, 1836, as printed on Aug. 31, 1836 in “The Zanesville Gazette”, Col. George H. Burroughs acted as recruiting officer for the Army at the Muskingum County Court House, Zanesville, OH (Letter dated June 11, 2001 from Hilda E. Yinger).  According to Norris Scheider, Zanesville historian, George trained his volunteer soldiers with patriotic fervor for almost a year in the local school yard.  On the day of the troops’ departure, the town held a spirited parade, the highlight of which was the presentation of a patriotic banner made by the women of Zanesville to “Captain” George Burroughs.  In response, he is quoted as saying:  “So long as I have nerve sufficient in my arm to wield a sword, this splendid banner, emblem of hope to the world, shall never go into the hands of the enemies of Texas.”  (Lois Ellis’s Genealogy, p. 18)  His Company of Zanesville Riflemen was temporarily attached to 1st Regt. Permanent Volunteers, T.A. Col. Rogers Command.  Enlistment from Sept. 26, 1836;  His Dep:  H.Q. Camp Independence on Lavaca River, in what is now Jackson County, Texas.  On Feb. 2, 1856, the Legislature of the State of Texas issued to him by Act (Special Laws of the Sixth Legislature, Chapter XLIII) $1816 and a certificate for 852 acres.  As Col., he commanded a regiment in the Mexican War (1846-48).   According to the Descriptive Roll of the Zanesville Volunteer Rifle Company, he volunteered to serve in the Army of Texas, for the term of nine months, or during the War (Muster Rolls of the Texas Revolution, published by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1986, p. 230, courtesy Texas State Archives), issued December 24, 1836, Capt. Geo. H. Burroughs was born in Warren, MA; age 26 years; height 5-6/12 ft; hair, black; eyes, hazel; skin, dark; vocation, merchant.   (Also see p. 191 for Capt. Burroughs’s muster roll under his command). He fought in the BATTLE OF SAN JACINTO - April 20 & 21, 1836, and is listed in the rolls from copy of list of Burleson's Command made Apr 22, 1836 by Wm. Gorham, Clerk.

The 1840 Ohio Census shows a George Burroughs in Blue Rock, Muskingum County, page 370, however, he and Rebecca moved to Zanesville, Montgomery County, Illinois by the 1840 Census, Twp. L, p. 367 (“George H. Burrows” is listed as family #21.) (Lois Ellis’s Genealogy, p. 19;  Illinois Census), line 12, with the following free whites:  1 male 15 and under 20, 1 30 and under 40, 1 female 15 and under 20 and 1 20 and under 30; 3 were employed in agriculture.  He and his wife are mentioned in the History of Montgomery County among “the early settlers” in Zanesville, Montgomery County, Illinois.  On Aug. 1, 1844, George H. Burroughs of Montgomery County, Illinois, obtained a patent for 40 acres in Edwardsville, Montgomery County, Illinois (Doc. #21493, BLM, GLO Records).

In 1844/45 he had moved to Belleville, Michigan from Zanesville, OH by a team of horses and wagon after the failure of his mercantile business.  On June 1, 1845, he was granted Power of Attorney for James A. H. Bell of Brooklyn, NY “for the management and conveyance of all real estate of said Bell in Michigan.”  It was revoked by Bell in 1857 (LR, Vol. 68, pp, 273, 584) (Lois Ellis’s Genealogy, p. 20).  George H. received a grant from James A. H. Bell and wife Lucretia of New York City on Feb. 22, 1848, for one acre in Van Buren Township (Vol. 35, p. 258) (Ibid.)  Between 1847 and 1864, George H. purchased over 320 acres of land in Wayne County, 120 acres in Huron Township and 200 acres in Van Buren Township.  He also bought several lots in Belleville (Ibid, p. 21).

In the 1850 Census, he is listed as “George Burrows” in Van Buren Township, Wayne County, Michigan, p. 832.  He is listed as a Justice of the Peace in 1850 in Belleville, Michigan, and in 1860 in the Belleville Business Director, he is listed as a “Druggist and Notary Public,” and listed as “Burroughs & Combs” in Belleville, and under the business heading, “Agricultural Implements, Manufacturers and Dealers in” in the Michigan Gazetteers and Business Directory, 1860.  In the 1860 Census, he was living in Van Buren, Wayne County, Michigan.  He is listed as the owner of a general store/druggist in Van Buren, Michigan in the Michigan Business Directory, 1863 and in the 1863 and 1875 Belleville Business Directories (“Water Under the Bridge,” pp. 26-27)).  He is listed in the 1870 Census (Belleville, Michigan on p. 466) as a merchant (real estate valued at $4000 and personal estate of $4000, which is considerably more than most of his neighbors).  On May 15, 1879, he and his wife, Rebecca Jane Burroughs, conveyed to Lucie E. Burroughs, all parties of Van Buren Township, Wayne County, Michigan, 320 acres in Milam County, TX, 320 acres in Hays County, TX and 263.50 acres in Hays County, TX for the amount of $500.00 (Vol. 98, pp. 8-10, Hays County, TX Deed Records).  In the 1880 Census (Van Buren, Michigan), he is listed as a retired merchant, and living with his wife, Rebecca, son George T, his wife, Lucy E., their son Earl G. (grandson), 2  tenant farmers, George Waygott [Maggott] (sic), 32, and George Spruce [Spence] (sic), 37, works on farm, and a servant, Nancy Smith, 13.  He was the son of  8. Tyler Burroughs and 9.  Anna Pratt.

 From “Handbook of Texas Online:”
BURROUGHS, GEORGE H. (?-?). [Capt.] George H. Burroughs, merchant and soldier, was a native of Warren, Massachusetts. In August 1836 he organized a company of cavalry in Zanesville, Ohio, [Company G] to help the Texans in their ongoing hostilities with Mexico. En route, at Portland, Kentucky, Burroughs's company merged with contingents from Ohio and Pennsylvania. At New Orleans a fourth company, from Norfolk, Virginia, joined the group for the journey to Texas. The contingent arrived at Matagorda in November 1836 and marched to Camp Independenceqv on the Lavaca River. The ladies of Zanesville, Ohio, had presented a battalion standard to Burroughs. The flag was composed of a field of light blue silk, a border of white silk and fringe, and a dark blue center with a gold five-pointed star superimposed. Above the star the American eagle grasped a streamer bearing the legend "Hero of San Jacinto." Burroughs resigned his commission four months after arriving in Texas and by August 1837 was back in Ohio. In 1838 he received a second-class headright certificate for land in Milam, Upshur, and Wise counties. In 1856 an act of the legislature ordered the General Land Officeqv to issue Burroughs a certificate for 852 acres of land.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Austin Daily Democratic Statesman, December 18, 1874. Hans Peter Nielsen Gammel, comp., Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 (10 vols., Austin: Gammel, 1898). Muster Rolls, Texas General Land Office, Austin.
L. W. Kemp

From “Flags of the Texas Revolution” The Handbook of Texas Online:
 There were three flags that flew after the revolution, one of which was the Burroughs flag.  “Capt. George H. Burroughs’s company of cavalry arrived in Texas in September 1836 carrying a flag presented by Mary Love of Zanesville, Ohio.  The Burroughs flag is said to have been light blue with a white border and the words “ZANESVILLE, OHIO” on the bottom.  It was fringed with gold, and in the center it displayed a dark blue rectangle with a gold star and the letters “TEXAS” between the points of the star.  Above the dark blue rectangle was a golden eagle holding a streamer bearing the words “HERO OF SAN JACINTO” – apparently referring to Sidney Sherman.  In December of 1874 the flag was said to be in the possession of the Austin Statesman, but its current location is unknown.  The central design of the Burroughs flag, a dark blue rectangle with a gold star and letters “TEXAS,” may be the origin of the mythical “Zavala flag” that is often described in books.”

From The Romantic Flags of Texas, by Mamie Wynne Cox, Banks Upshaw and Company, Dallas, TX, Chapter XVIII, “Captain Burroughs’ Flag of the Muskingum County, Ohio Volunteers”:
Co-owned the firm of Messrs. Patrick and Burroughs, Zanesville, OH.  1836/37, after the Texas Revolution, Capt. Burroughs returned to Zanesville and shortly removed to South Bend, IN.  During the Mexican War (1846-48), he served as Colonel commanding a regiment.  After the Mexican War, he located in Belleville.

5. *Rebecca Jane Bell, born 1806 (1807) in Belfast, County Londonderry, Ireland (1807 “County Derry, Ireland” per Ellis Family Bible Record), of Irish born parents.  Merchant.  She died on November 8, 1887, Van Buren, Wayne County, Michigan of paralysis at age 81.  According to the Ellis Family Bible Record, she died at the home of “Lev(?) T(?) Burroughs, Belleville, Nov. 8, 1887” (probably “Geo. T.”).  She is buried next to her husband in Lot 128, Pleasantview/Soop Cemetery, Belleville, Michigan.  Her large monument reads:  “Rebecca J. wife of Col. Geo. H. Burroughs died Nov. 8, 1887, in the 81st year of her age.  A native of Londonderry, Ireland.”  (There are 3 illegible lines below this.)  The daughter of 10.  James A.H. Bell and 11.  Lucretia N.  She was of South Bend, IN when she married George H. Burroughs in 1837, then to Illinois (by 1839) and Van Buren, Michigan by 1846. Robert Bell, her brother, as her Trustee, “receives a grant fr. James A.H. Bell & w. Lucretia A. of Brooklyn, NY.  Mar. 1 1848 to occupy during his (her?) lifetime 41.35 acres in Huron Twp.” (LR Vol. 35, p. 256) (Lois Ellis’s Genealogy, p. 20).  Rebecca purchased 120 acres in Van Buren Township from James A. H. Bell and w. Lucretia N. of Brooklyn, NY on July 12, 1853 (Vol. 49, p. 273).  Note that her death certificate – retyped recently, shows George and Elizabeth Bell as her parents.

 Children (6):

i. Anna E. Burroughs, born October 22, 1838 in South Bend, St. Joseph County, IN; died 1839 in Belleville, Michigan. Buried in Lot 128, Pleasantview/Soop Cemetery, Belleville, Michigan.
ii. John B. Burroughs, born July 16, 1841 (1840 per Ellis Family Bible Record) in Zanesville, OH; died in Sept. 1841 in Belleville, Michigan.  Buried in Lot 128, Pleasantview/Soop Cemetery, Belleville, Michigan.
iii. Lavina Whitside Burroughs, born July 10, 1842 in Zainesville/Zanesville, Montgomery County, IL.  She married Myron Hawley Ellis (born Nov. 27, 1841 in Saline, Washtenaw County, Michigan; died Nov. 22, 1906, 1:30 AM after an illness of four days in New Boston, Wayne County, Michigan) on October 26, 1864 in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Michigan by the Rev. G.P. Tindall, Minister.  Witnesses were John S. Jenness and Henry W. Moore. Myron was the son of Daniel Ellis and Calista Ellsworth.  Lavina lived in Warren, Michigan until age 15 due to her health according to her life story, however, she appears in the 1850 and 1860 Censuses with her family in Belleville, Michigan.  She is listed as “Lorina Burroughs”, age 8 in the 1850 Census living with Shubel Butterworth and wife Hannah, in Warren, MA (born in “Illinois”) see p. 15 below.  She lived with William, her son, in Detroit from 1906, after the death of her husband.  Lavina died on January 23 (25), 1927 in Detroit, Michigan.  Lavina and Myron are buried in Malett Cemetery, New Boston, Wayne County, Michigan.  Myron Ellis enlisted in the I Co. 7th Cavalry Regiment, Michigan on Aug. 14, 1862 (as Sergeant in Company B, 5th Cavalry) in Ypsilanti, Michigan as a First Sergeant at 21.  He was promoted to Full First Lieut. on Oct. 15, 1862 (7th Cavalry) (Register of Commissioned Officers, Michigan in the War, p. 822, and to Full 2nd Lieut. On Dec. 15, 1862 and to Full Capt. on June 6, 1863.  He resigned on July 30, 1863, honorably discharged ( – American Civil War Soldiers) (General Custer’s Brigade).  He was a three-term township supervisor and a Representative for the 32nd Session of the Michigan State Legislature. (Lois Ellis’s Genealogy).  After the birth of their two children in Ypsilanti, Lavina and Myron, lived on a farm at Lake Ridge, between Tecumseh and Mooreville Village.  In 1869, they moved to the farm near New Boston along the Huron River.  They gave a right of way on the property along the river for a railroad and built a home in New Boston (Village).  This property remained in the family until the mid 1930s (Ibid, p. 24).  In the Michigan 1870 Census, Myron Ellis, a farmer with $6000 real estate/$200 personal estate, with Lavina and children, William A, and Georgia L., and a servant and a laborer, were living in Macon Township, Lenawee County, Michigan, Roll 685-686, p. 327R.  In the 1880 Census, they were living in Huron, Wayne County, Michigan, with Myron H. Ellis, age 38, farmer, MI, or NY born parents, Lavina W., wife, 37, IL, keeping house (parents:  MA/Ireland), their children:  William Ellis, 14, MI, at school, Georgia Ellis, age 11, MI, Edward Nowland, other, age 24, a teamster, Nickolas Alexander, other, black, 44, VA, farm laborer, Martha Smith, other, 21, servant, and Edward Gilmon, other, 16, MI, farm laborer.  In the 1900 Census, same location, Myron was age 58, born Nov. 1841, married 36 years, a farmer who rented his farm, with Lavina, born July 1842, IL, age 57 (2 children; 1 living).  See her son below for her 1920 Census entry.

 Lavina W. Ellis, sister of Samuel W. Burroughs, signed an affidavit for him regarding his Civil War service.  It indicated that she married Myron H. Ellis while she was a student at the State Normal School in Ypsilanti, Michigan  shortly after his, Myron’s, resignation (1863) from service (NARA Pension Application File of Samuel W. Burroughs).

 The Detroit Free Press, Monday, January 24, 1927 (copy and transcription courtesy of Lois A. Ellis):

 “Woman Pioneer of Michigan Who Dies in Detroit (with photo)
 Mrs. Myron H. Ellis

 Mrs. Ellis, 85 years of age and a resident of Michigan for 82 years, died Sunday Morning at the residence of her son, William A. ELLIS, 2543 John R. St.  Burial will be at New Boston, Mich. On Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.
 Mrs. Ellis was born July 10, 1842 at Zainesville, Ill.  At the age of three years her parents moved to Belleville, Mich. In a covered wagon and engaged in the lumber business.  She spent most of her childhood in Massachusetts and married Myron H. ELLIS of Ypsilanti.
 Her son William has been a school principal in Detroit for 49 years and has been principal of Duffield school for the past 37.
 In 1862 Mrs. ELLIS moved from a farm at Lakeridge, between Tecumseh and Mooreville village to a farm which she owned at New Boston.  For the last 20 years she had lived in Detroit.”

Children of Myron and Lavina Ellis (2):

i.  William Austin Ellis, born Oct. 16, 1865 (Oct. 1866 per 1900 Census), Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Michigan; died Nov. 10, 1946, Detroit, Michigan.  He married Carrie Lida Goodwin on Dec. 31, 1889 at her home in Cassopolis, Cass County, Michigan (born Jan. 6, 1865, Detroit, Michigan (1867 per 1900 Census; died May 27, 1961, Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan; the daughter of Fairfield Goodwin and Mary Gordon).  They were divorced by 1920.  He was a teacher according to the 1900 Census, Wayne County, Michigan.  William’s address in 1916:  Duffield School or 1465 John R., Detroit, Michigan (SWB Pension Application File).  William, then of Detroit, witnessed Jane Burroughs’s Pension Application on April 7, 1916 and had attended his uncle’s Samuel W. Burroughs’s funeral.  In the 1910 Census, William A. was age 44, married 21 years, living in Detroit, Ward 1, Dist. 19, a principal in a public school, living with wife, Carrie, 44 (1 child/1 living); with son Don G., age 19, MI, a draughtsman in a factory.  In the 1920 Census, William E., was living at 1465 John Rd., Detroit, Distr. 44, Wayne Co., MI, age 54, a widower [should be divorced, see above], and school principal, with his mother, Lavina W., age 77, and two female lodgers ages 30 and 16.
In the 1930 Census, he was living on Mt. Vernon St. in Detroit, by himself (divorced), and was employed as a school principal  (Roll T626-1032, p. 1B, ED 27, Image 0393,  He was buried in New Boston, Wayne County, Michigan.  Carrie was buried in Oakhill Cemetery, Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan.


i.  Donald Goodwin Ellis, born Nov. 14, 1890 in Detroit; died June 19, 1974 in Royal Oak, Oakland County, Michigan.  He married 1. Grace Aileen Schneider (aka “Aileen” Apollonia G. Schneider), the daughter of William Schneider and Louise Klein on April 15, 1920 (born Dec. 30 (20), 1890 in Detroit; died Dec. 30, 1948 in Detroit; buried Jan. 2, 1949, Holy Sepulcher C, Southfied, Oakland County, Michigan); 2. Alice Champion Kern on Oct. 26, 1956 (born 1894); 3.  Margaret N. Brohawn Hudson (b. 1894).  In the 1930 Census, he was a mechanical engineer in the refrigerator industry living on Main St. in Huron Township, District 1004, living with his wife and 4 children and a servant, Margaret O’Roarke (Wayne County, Michigan, Roll T626-1075, p. 15B, Image 0031,  His last residence was 48009 Birmingham, Oakland, Michigan; SSN:  366-01-2207. He was buried in Oakhill Cemetery, Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan on June 22, 1974.

  Children with Grace Schneider (4):

i.  Don W or M. Ellis, born 1921, Michigan
ii.  Shirley L. Ellis, born 1923.Michigan.
iii.  Lois Ann Ellis, born 1925, Michigan; of Warren, Michigan (see Sources).
iv. Georgiana Marie Ellis, born Sept. 29, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan; died June 27, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan.

ii.  Georgiana (Georgia) Lavina Ellis, born July 14, 1868 in Ypsilanti, Michigan; died age 36 on March 25, 1905 in New Boston, Michigan, at her father’s home at 2:56 AM, after a severe illness of ten months (Ellis Family Bible Record).  She married 1) George L. (A.) Earing II on Feb. 24, 1886 (born ca. 1864 in Ypsilanti, Michigan; died 1918), at her home in New Boston, Michigan.  He was listed in the 1913 Belleville Business Directory as a contractor (“Water Under the Bridge,” p. 30).  Note that a George Earing was the original land owner of Section 29, Van Buren Township in Wayne County, Michigan in 1831  She married 2) William Reed-Hill on Dec. 24, 1896, 1047 3rd Ave., Detroit, Michigan.
i.   Ellis Howard Earing Reed-Hill, born Aug. 8, 1889 in Belleville, Wayne County, Michigan.  He lived in California and worked for the coast guard (“Water Under the Bridge, p. 45).  He married Elise Dauplaise in Detroit on March 30, 1912 (b. Nov. 16, 1889; died Nov. 17, 1969).  In the 1920 Census, he was age 30, a Captain in the US Coast Guard, living in New London, New London Co., CT, Dist. 268, with his wife, Elise, age 30, MI (Canada/Canada), and son Robert, age 6, MI
i.  Robert E. Reed-Hill, born Nov. 19, 1913, Detroit, Michigan; married Barbara Otte, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
ii.  Claire Leah Reed-Hill, born April 1, 1920, New London, CT; married Charles J. Dillman, Rochester, Michigan.

iv. 2.  George T. Burroughs, born February 9 (7 per Ellis Family Bible Record), 1844 in Jamestown (Zanesville), Montgomery County, Illinois.
v. Samuel Whiteside Burroughs, Esq. , born August 11, 1846 (Aug. 11, 1847 see date below) (Aug. 16, 1846 per Ellis Family Bible Record), in Belleville, Michigan.. He died on March 23, 1916 at his home in Detroit, Michigan (1004 Trumbull Ave.), 6th Ward, where he had resided since Sept. 15, 1908 (1891 per his Pension Application File), of nephritis of a one year duration per the death certificate in his Pension Application File.  He is buried in Lot 127, with his wife, Jane, and Samuel W. Burroughs, Jr, in Pleasantview/Soop Cemetery, Belleville, Michigan.
 He and his sister and probably, George, attended Michigan State Normal School (high school) in Ypsilanti, Michigan (SWB Pension File) .  He is listed as age 23, and a merchant in the 1870 Census, living in Belleville PO, Van Buren, Wayne County, Michigan, with his parents, George H. and Rebecca Burroughs, and his two brothers, George T. (25) and Henry C. Burroughs (21).  In the 1880 Census, he is listed as a lawyer and living in Belleville, Van Buren Township, Wayne County, Michigan, age 32, lawyer (parents:  MA/Ire.), with wife, Jane, age 27 (keeping house – b. MI – parents:  PA/NY), and Cora, age 12 (at school), MI, and Lotta B., age 2, MI.  He lived in Belleville, Michigan until 1891, when he moved to Detroit to 1004 Trumbull Ave. (SWB Pension File). In the 1900 Census, he and his family were living at 1001 Trumball Ave. in the 6th Ward, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, EDN:  66 (Roll 749, Book 2, pp. 22-23):  He was age 52, born Aug. 1847, MI (MA/Ireland), a lawyer, who owned his house free of mortgage, with wife, Jennie, age 47, born Dec. 1852, NY (Germany/Don’t Know), married 23 years, 5 total children, 3 living; and son, George H., age 17, born March 1883, MI, student, son Donald M., 8, MI, born Aug. 1891, daughter, Lotta Sweetland, born Feb. 1878, age 22, married 5 years to a musician, James Sweetland, age 32, born Nov. 1869, MI (NY/MI), also living with the family – they had no children and none had died.  A judge and author of a Civil War play, he was the Prosecuting Attorney of Wayne County, Michigan in 1891-92.  In the 1910 Census, Samuel W. was living at 1004 Trumbull Ave., Detroit, 6th Ward, Dist. 89, age 59, married 38 years, a lawyer, General Practice, employer, with wife, Jennie, age 57 (6 children, 3 living), Lottie Dicher, age 29 (0/0), married 2 years, with George Dicher, manager of a barber shop, George H. Burroughs, son, 27, single, a machinist, adding machines, and Donald M., son, 18, single.  In Aug. 1910, Frank H. Patton (10 years acquaintance) and Charles Jacobs (3 years) of Detroit, were witnesses for his Declaration for Pension.  In the 1920 Census, his wife, Jane Burroughs was the head of the family, owned her own home, widowed, age 65, born NY (PA/MI), no occupation; living in at 1232 Virginia Park, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, ED #444, with her son George Burroughs, 36, single, MI, clerk at the post office, with grandson, Harry Reynolds, MI (MI/MI), age 21, single, clerk at the post office, Lotta Descher, 38, MI, no occupation, George Descher, MI, son-in-law, 40, a barber in a barber shop, of German born parents.

 An American Civil War Soldier, he had enlisted on 3-25 (28)-1864 in Bellevue as a Private at 18 in I Co. 15th Inf. Reg. MI (Union). (See  He was promoted to Full Corporal on 3-30-1865.   Mustered out at Little Rock, AR on 8-13-1865.  Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers 1861-1865.

 Military Service (from SWB’s Pension File):

 He married Jane Steffy (Eliza Jane Steffy) (the former Jane Lewis, who divorced Henry Lewis on July 22, 1875) in 1876 (April 13, 1877, Royal Oak, Oakland County, MI per Pension Application File) in Belleville, Michigan (born 1857 in Belleville, Michigan (NY per SWB Pension Application File/Marriage Certificate).  Jane died April 17, 1927.   Jane’s last address was 2920 Euclid St., Detroit, Michigan.
 Company I of the Seventh Michigan Cavalry (of General Custer’s Brigade) – 7 mos. (Feb. 14, 1863 at Ypsilanti, Michigan through Sept. 15, 1863) under Capt. Myron H. Ellis (his brother-in-law), who was a second Lieut., then a first Lieut. And then a Capt. of same.  SWB enlisted Feb. 14, 1863, he enlisted as a private soldier under Capt. Ellis.  His cavalry uniform was double seated army blue pantaloons, blue jacket with yellow stripes and blue cap.  SWB accompanied Capt. Ellis to Grand Rapids shortly after he enlisted where the regiment rendezvoused before going to Virginia.  During late June, the Seventh MI Cavalry marched from Fairfax Court-House, VA, northerly with the army of the Potomac following up General Lee’s Confederate Army by way of Frederick, MD; thence following up the Cotoctin Valley towards Gettysburg and engaged in scouting.  General Kilpatrick took command of the Cavalry Division which General Custer at the head of the Michigan Brigade took the place of General Copland as Brigade Commander.  This brigade was engaged at Hanover, PA on June 30, 1863 with some of Stewart’s Confederate Cavalry and on the 2nd and 3rd of July, this regiment and brigade were on the extreme right of the enemy and on July 3 had a great Cavalry battle with the Confederate Cavalry at Rummel’s Farm.  General Greeg with his division of Cavalry and with Kilpatrick’s division and Custer’s Brigade had a great battle with the Confederate Cavalry under General Stewart and stopped the Cavalry Corps from getting into the rear of the army of the Potomac during the third and last day’s battle of Gettysburg.  On the morning of July 4 or 5, the 7th Michigan Cavalry regiment with the other part of the command followed up Lee’s retreating army and was engaged at Montri Gap and again on the next day at Smithsburg and at Hagerstown still following and driving the confederates who continued their retreat to and across the Potomac River at or near Falling Waters.  He took part in the entire Gettysburg campaign and served in VA, MD and PA until he was honorably discharged for youth middle of Sept. 1863 around Culpeper Court-House, VA.
 Company I, 15th Michigan Infantry  (“Army of the Tennessee” per SWB)- 18 mos. (March 28, 1864 through Aug. 13, 1865) in Georgia and the Carolinas during the winter months of Dec. 1864, and Jan thru March in 1865.  He reenlisted March 1864 under Major John B. Bell, a cousin .  Served through General Sherman’s entire military campaigns in GA (Atlanta) The March to the Sea, and the Campaigns of North and South Carolinas to the end of the war when he was again honorably discharged at Little Rock, AR on Aug. 13, 1865 (He became a Corporal during the Atlanta campaign).
 Final discharge from the Federal Army in August 1865.

  Samuel was listed as a lawyer in the 1881, 1890 and 1893 Belleville Business Directories (“Water Under the Bridge,” pp. 27 & 29).  According to various reports in his Pension Application File, he was between 5’ 7” and 5’ 10” tall, had blue eyes, dark hair and a light complexion, and weighed between 186-195 lbs. between 1891 and 1902.  According to his Pension Application File, he had only a family bible published in 1857 by American Bible Society, NY to prove his birth date.  In 1895, he claimed rheumatic ailments and pains of a neuralgic character off and on, kidney and heart disease as a result of his service in the Civil War.  In 1901, he claimed an Invalid Pension for sciatica and neuralgia pains, stiff joints and swelling of the knees, and affecting his back, kidney and bladder, with sciatic nerve pains in the buttocks and back of thighs.  A C.W. Lougheed and A.L. Nowlin of Detroit, Michigan, were witnesses.  A Jacob Lee had worked for the Samuel Burroughs family as of June 1893 for 16-17 years (SWB Pension Application File).

 His picture appeared in the following newspapers:
  Pontiac Gazette, June 27, 1902;
  Elk Rapids Progress, May 28, 1908;
  Grand Traverse Herald, June 5, 1908;
  The Detroit Times, August 29, 1908;
  Detroit News Tribune, March 28, 1909.
 In a letter dated July 5, 1908(9) from the Dept. of Michigan, Grand Army of the Republic, he had accepted a position of Judge Advocate.  In the Detroit Free Press dated August 24, 1908(9), he is referred to as a Senator.  His letterhead on a letter dated April 23, 1909 stated:
Sam’l W. Burroughs
Attorney at Law and Solicitor in Chancery
701 Whitney Opera House Block
tele, main 2081

 Note:  The Whitney Opera House (1887-1909) on Griswold, near Michigan Ave., became the Garrick Theatre in 1909.  Harry Houdini last performed there in 1926.  In 1928, the theater was torn down.   It’s noted that Lucy E. Burroughs’ father, Frederick Berlin, Esq. and his son, George H. Berlin, had a real estate business at 192 Griswold in Detroit in 1890.

  From “The Romantic Flags of Texas”:  Judge Samuel W. Burroughs was one of Michigan’s best trial lawyers and prosecuting attorney in Detroit.  He was an orator and speaker in Michigan and other states.
 He wrote a play for the stage:  “Herbert de Bazan; or, The soldier of the Tennessee, a tragical drama, in three acts,” published by The Tribune Printing Company, Detroit, Michigan, c. 1873, located in the Detroit Public Library Burton Historical Collection (Call #74 012 B925h – non-circulating). Mentioned as a “notable” and member of the “Silk Stocking Post” in “The Grand Army of the Republic,” The Detroit News, Jenny Nolan.
AUTHOR       Burroughs, Samuel W. (Whiteside), b. 1847.
TITLE        Samuel Burroughs collection, 1900-1910.
DESCRIPT     1 volume .1 cu. ft.
SUMMARY      This collection consists of a scrapbook, dating 1900-1910, kept
               by Samuel W. Burroughs. The scrapbook includes clippings about
               the activities of Burroughs as attorney, politician, speaker,
               and Civil War veteran. Also includes letters to Burroughs
               regarding G.A.R. matters. The collection is arranged
NOTE         Samuel Whiteside Burroughs, son of George H. and Rebecca Jane
               (Bell) Burroughs, was born at Belleville, Wayne County, Mich.,
               Aug. 11, 1847. In the spring of 1863, he entered the army as a
               member of the 7th Michigan Cavalry, serving for 6 months, when
               the regiment was disorganized. He joined Company I. of the 15th
               Michigan Infantry. He was mustered out at Little Rock, Aug. 13,
               1865, returning to Belleville to study law. He was admitted to
               the bar in Dec., 1879. He had an office in Belleville,
               practiced in Detroit, and was elected prosecutor for Wayne
               County for 2 years. He was a member of the State Bar
               Association, a member of the G.A.R. Detroit Post No. 384, and
               of I.O.O.F. (International Organization of Oddfellows) In 1876, he married Jane Steffy of Belleville and they had 4 children, of whom 3 survived, Lottie B., George H. and Don M.   "Archives Control Number: MS 76-29."
             Guide describing collection is available in the reading room of
               the State Archives of Michigan.
SUBJECT      Burroughs, Samuel W. (Whiteside), b. 1847.
             Lawyers -- Michigan.
             Michigan -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Veterans.
             Grand Army of the Republic. Detroit Post No. 384.
             Belleville (Mich.)
   State Archives (Hist Ctr)
 Samuel Burroughs Collection Scrapbook bio. courtesy of Sheila Wall and The Library of Michigan:

 “Biographical Sketch:
  Samuel Whiteside Burroughs, son of George H. and Rebecca Jane (Bell) Burroughs, was born at Belleville, Wayne County, Michigan August 11, 1847.  In the spring of 1863 he entered the army as a member of the Seventh Michigan Cavalry, which regiment afterwards became a member of Custer’s famous fighting brigade.  Mr. Burroughs served with this regiment for about six months.  The Seventh being temporarily disorganized through loss of numbers, young Burroughs was discharged and he joined another regiment.  He re-enlisted and forthwith became a member of Co. l of the Fifteenth Michigan Infantry and served with the regiment under General Sherman in all his campaigns, including the Atlanta campaign and the famous March to the Sea.  Mr. Burroughs was mustered out of the service at Little Rock, Ark., August 13, 1865, and returning at once to his home in Belleville, Mich., he resumed his schooling for an education, and afterwards commenced the study of law.
                  He was admitted to the bar in December, 1879 upon petition, after a rigid examination in open court before Judge Chambers.  The Detroit Post and Tribune of December 3, 1879, in speaking of his admission said:
  ‘Samuel W. Burroughs of Belleville was admitted to the bar upon examination in the Wayne Circuit Court yesterday.  The committee reported that he was admitted on motion to practice in the United States Court.’
  He at once opened an office in his native village where he practiced for a few years.  Later he was an active practitioner of his profession at Detroit and met there with much success.  During the years of 1891 and 1892 he was prosecuting attorney for Wayne County, Michigan.  Before his election to this office his colonel, in the Detroit Free Press of October 10, 1890, had this to say:
  ‘To the Editor of the Detroit Free Press:  I see that Samuel W. Burroughs has been nominated and is a candidate on the Democratic ticket for the office of prosecuting attorney for Wayne County.  It was my fortune to be a member of the 15th Michigan Infantry during its term of service in the late war, about two years of which I had the honor of commanding it.  Mr. Burroughs was a member of the regiment and was one of if not the youngest member of his company.  He was never absent from duty without authority; never under arrest, or subject to complaint or reprimand during his service.  He was present with his command and did his full duty in every battle in which he was engaged; was, in short, a meritorious, brave and faithful soldier in every respect.  I earnestly hope his old comrades who live in Wayne County will not only vote for Sergeant Sam, but will do their best to secure his election.  Fred G. Hutchinson, late colonel 15th Michigan Infantry.’
  Major John B. Bell of Toledo, Ohio, published a letter in the same issue, speaking equally praiseworthy of Mr. Burroughs as a soldier.  During his term of office and after he handled many notable cases, among them the famous Prince Michael (Michael K. Mills) case in 1893, which he won against great odds, not only in the Circuit Court before Judge Kinne for the county of Washtenaw upon a change of venue, but also as ex-prosecuting attorney in the Supreme Court afterwards.
  The Free Press of date of August 11, 1891, in speaking editorially of Mr. Burroughs as a prosecuting attorney and of the record and showing he had made as such official closed:  ‘Mr. Burroughs and the people are to be congratulated on this excellent showing.’
  This same paper of date February 18, 1893, in speaking of the Mills case, said:
  ‘The case was brought to the Supreme Court by the defendant’s attorney, John Atkinson, who set up 107 assignments of error.  These were ably responded to by the brief of ex-Prosecuting Attorney Burroughs, who argued the matter before the court for the people a week ago last Monday.’
  The conviction was affirmed.
  The Evening News of date of March 13, 1894, in reviewing editorially the record of Mr. Burroughs as prosecuting attorney said:
  ‘Mr. Burroughs’ record as prosecuting attorney is now known to all who care to study it.  It is one he may well be proud of.  According to official reports it appears that the business done was unprecedented.’
  After his term as prosecuting attorney Burroughs became a private attorney with a good and successful practice in the courts of Michigan.  He was a member of the State Bar Association, Detroit Post No. 384, G.A.R., and I.O.O.F.
  In 1876 he married Jane Steffy of Belleville, Mich., and they had four children, of whom three survived; Lottie B., George H. and Don M.”
 Detroit News Tribune, March 28, 1909, p. 20:

“Would Do Honor to Former Foes – Samuel W. Burroughs Takes Hand in the Erection of Unique Monument
Memorial at Jonesboro, Ga, Will be for Both Federal and Confederate Dead:

 Samuel W. Burroughs, who fought with the union forces in the civil war, has interested himself in the movement to secure funds for the erection of a monument to the memory of both the confederate and northern soldiers who died at the battle of Jonesboro, Ga.
 While on a recent visit south Mr. Burroughs attracted attention by the plea for mutual forgetfulness of past strife which he made in various addresses.  A few days ago he received a letter from Mrs. J.O. Hightower, whose husband, a confederate veteran, is among Mr. Burroughs’ warmest friends.  She outlined the plans afoot for the erection of a suitable memorial near the little Georgia town.
 Mr. Burroughs responded as follows:
 ‘Detroit, Mich., March 24, 1909.
 Mrs. J.O. Hightower, Jonesboro, Ga.
 Dear Madam – Your kind letter with articles from the Jonesboro Enterprise in reference to the project of erecting a monument on the battlefield of Jonesboro, fought Aug. 31, and Sept. 1, 1864, by and between the federals and confederates, to commemorate the memories of the slain, was duly received.  This was the last and culminating battle of the Atlanta campaign, which for endurance, valor and strategic movement, offensive and defensive, has no parallel in the art military.  Grand, brave and devoted as Generals Sherman, Johnston and Hood were, so were the subordinate officers and soldier boys on either side alike, heroic and self-sacrificing.  Of the 175,000 American boys in blue and gray who participated in that campaign, 75,000 at least martyred, immortalizing the names of the blue and the gray.
 The ladies of Jonesboro, including yourself, and the old boys in gray are to be congratulated in endeavoring to erect on this historic field a monument to be dedicated to the memories of the blue and the gray.  This will be the first one raised for like purposes, and, in so far as I know, the first to commemorate any of the battlefields of that great campaign between the boys in the blue under Sherman and those in gray under Johnston and Hood, and for it, God in his infinite goodness, will in my humble judgment, bless the patriotic ladies and citizens of Jonesboro and those who assist them in this noble work.
 I will heartily comply with your request and do all I can to aid you, individually and otherwise.  You will, however, pardon me for a suggestion:  remember that most of the officers, if not all of them, of high rank who participated in the great battles at your place are gone, and the members of the firing line, most of them, have likewise departed this life, so that it will depend largely upon the energies of the younger generation.
 Every American business man and every lover of his country, whether of federal or confederate effort, who knows of your project, and who ought to know now, that the ex-federal soldier and the ex-confederate soldier surviving recognize the prowess and the devotion to the cause each espoused.  The respect each has for the other as American brothers, proven by constitutional amendments since the conflict in which both were instrumental in bringing about, demonstrates this conclusion, and, therefore, all should aid you in every way possible to erect such a monument which will not only redound to your honor but to the glory of our united country.
Yours respectfully and fraternally,
Sam’l  W. Burroughs”

The Detroit Free Press, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1909 “Tree Dedicated to G.A.R. Heroes:”
Samuel W. Burroughs is listed among those in attendance as “former prosecuting attorney”.  Excerpt:  “In an elegant address, Mr. Burroughs said it is his habit to spend his vacations on the field of Gettysburg and other spots he and others had ‘risked their lives in the vanguard of glory for the life of the greatest nation on God’s footstool.’”

Also, copies of the following articles by or about Samuel W. Burroughs are included in the NARA Pension Application File:

1.  “Teddy Not Peer of Washington, Nor of Jefferson, Cleveland or Grant, So Should Not Ask for Third Term”, The Detroit Free Press, March 24, 1912; and

2.  “Shows Up Errors Made By Colonel, Samuel W. Burroughs Quotes Law to Shatter Teddy’s Judicial Notions, No Possible Way to Rip Constitution, Differences in Roosevelt’s Utterances at Columbus, Chicago and Detroit Suggest Crawfishing,” Detroit Free Press, April 7, 1912; and

3.  “Civil War Heroes to Hold Reunion, Fifteenth Regiment of Michigan G.A.R. to Hold 21st Annual Meeting, Grand Haven to be Scene of Camp Fire and Samuel W. Burroughs to be Orator (includes photo of SWB), The Detroit News, September 19, 1912.

Other articles regarding Samuel Burroughs:
Detroit Free Press, Oct. 10, 1890; and
The Detroit Post & Tribune, Dec. 3, 1879.

Handwritten letter (3 pp.) on SWB's legal letterhead, dated Sat., Oct. 5, 1912.

"Hon. J. L. Davenport
 Commissioner of Pensions,
  Washington, D.C.

My Dear Sir:  You will undoubtedly remember me as the Comrade introduced
to you personally by our mutual friend the Hon. David W. Smith, member
of Congress from Mich - by letter in the interest of Comrade Ezra Taft
No. 73197 - some time last month; and thus you kindly allowed me the use
of his files in your office from which to make many notes - and after
briefed same for Congressman Doremus(?) Y. Smith to use in advocacy of a
special pension for Taft.  They succeeded.  He got his certificate one
day last week from your office.  Thanks and remembrance ever to you for
your kindness.    I was by this put in mind of the fact that I was
entitled to an increase under Act of May 11/12 for faithful services as
a campaign soldier - 7 months with 7th Mich Cavalry - discharged for
youth Sept. 15, 1863 - served through out the entire Gettysburg
Campaign.  Reenlisted in Co. I 15 Mich Infantry and served through out
the entire Sherman's Campaign in Georgia and the Carolines over 17
months - being discharged and mustered out at Detroit Sept. 1/65 -
serving a little more than two years.  So I send you with this my
increase serviceable claim for pension under Act of May 11/12 - which if
executed properly and legally please place on file to my credit, etc.
Enclosed find clipping of our last 15 Mich Infantry Reunion; also
clippings offering in support of the President, maligned, and against
Roosevelt, the Champion Grand Stander? of the world's history.  I am
afraid for Mr. Taft; because the candidates on his ticket for election
are afraid to come out and do their duty in his support.  They as a
formal thing speak only for their individual elections for fear they
will loose the support of the Republican voters in this state who are
foolishly Roosevelt inclined!!  And I presume this mistaken rule
prevails elsewhere.  I know if it had not have been for the Detroit Free
Press before the Chicago Convention Mr. Taft would not have had the
support of the Michigan delegation.  It's Editorials were good, well
written and absolutely in the interests of Mr. Tafts renomination and re
election!!  It's columns were open freely to well written communications
in behalf of President Taft as against Roosevelt - he would be Napoleon
if it were possible?  I like Taft because he hates war, and advocated
the grandest international peace arbitration with England, - Germany-,
France and ourselves -  Ever devised by the Brains and genius of
Statesmanship!  He advocated strenuously the enforcement of the Sherman
Anti Trust Law - which is absolutely enforceable in equity under proper
investigation, p ___tions and procedure in the Federal Courts against
whom-so-ever violates.  I wish he would make this the paramount issue of
his campaign and the Republican candidates would thus advocate his re
election from the stump and in the Press because of his faithful stand
in support of obedience to the Sherman Anti Trust Law.  I know all about
the history of this law from A to Z and therefore know of its worth in
protections to the millions of consumers of this Land - if enforced in
the Courts in their behalf as against the illegal workings of the Trust
confirms in violation of that law.  My God, I know from the
investigations going on in Washington in reference to the contributions
given in support of Roosevelt's election in 1904 establishes the fact
that he is a slave to monopoly of the wickedest kind.  I repeat I love
Taft because he hates war!  I have a right to judge thus.  I know how a
boy feels in blue and how the mistaken American boy in gray suffered.  I
saw it all.  Excuse this lengthy letter, but I got to writing and just
could not stop.  I hope you are well and hope you'll be able to retain
your position as long as you want it, because of your courtesy and
efficiency in this high office.  Believe me, I am yours in F.C.L., and
very Respectfully Samuel W. Burroughs." (SWB Pension Applic. File)

 Children (5) – 3 living as of the 1900 Census of Samuel W. and Jane Burroughs:

 i.  Cora Lewis, born ca. 1868 (1869), Michigan.  [Listed in the 1880 Census as “12” and a daughter of Samuel and Jane Burroughs, however per SWB’s Pension Application File, she was the daughter of Henry and Jane Steffy Lewis].  Died young?  Possibly married a Reynolds and had a son, Harry Reynolds, born ca. 1899, and living with his grandmother et al in 1920, a postal clerk, aged 21.
 Probable Child:
 i.  Harry D. Reynolds, born ca. 1899, Michigan.  Married ca. 1928, Lee _____.  In the 1930 Census, he was living at 305 Blaine Ave, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan in Distr. 308 in a rental unit ($60/mo.), MI (MI/MI), with his wife, Lee, aged 32, married at 30, born in IL of a French father and a Swedish mother.  Harry was a postal clerk, and Lee was a typist in an [illegible possibly Veteran _____].

 ii.  Lotta (“Lottie”) B, born Feb. 16, 1878, Michigan.   She married James Sweetland, a musician of Michigan (born Nov. 1867) in 1895 (no children as of the June 1900 Census; living with Samuel Burroughs’s family as of 1900 Census).  She still was married to him as of June 1898 (SWB Pension File).  Around 1915, she married George Descher, age 33.  In the 1920 Census, she lived with her mother, husband, George Descher, age 40 (born ca. 1880, Michigan), a barber in a barber shop, born of German born parents, her brother, George, and nephew, Harry Reynolds, age 21, in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, ED. #444.  Lottie Burroughs Descher (Discher), died 1936, and is buried in Lot 165, Pleasantview/Soop Cemetery, Belleville, Michigan.  She witnessed Jane Burroughs’s Pension Application on April 7, 1916 and had attended Samuel W. Burroughs’s funeral, and was living then at 1004 Trumbull Ave., Detroit, Michigan [current zip:  48216-1939, near W. Lafayette Blvd., several blocks north of the Michigan River], the home of SWB.  On May 5, 1927, she wrote a letter from Detroit to the Commissioner of Pensions regarding her mother’s death and signed it “Lotta Burroughs Discher.”  In the 1930 Census, she (Lotta) was living in Detroit on Euclid West St (house valued @ $10,000)., age 37, with husband, George Descher, age 48, and George Burroughs, her brother, age 43 and single.  Her husband spoke German and had German parents.  He managed a barbershop (Enum. 82-357, Super. District 4 20, Detroit Districts, 251-500, Wayne County, Michigan, Distr. 357).
  iii.  Samuel W. Burroughs Jr.  Born March 13, 1881; died March 5, 1882.
 iv.  George H. (Holland) Burroughs, born March 21 or 22 [2], 1883, Michigan.  Possibly died in 1947 and buried in Pleasantview/Soop Cemetery, Belleville, Michigan in Lot 276 (no headstone).  His WWI Draft Registration Card shows him as “George Holland Burroughs” born March 2, 1883, age 35, living at 428 Maidstone, Detroit (see Don Burroughs below), and a laborer with the US Government, Post Office in Detroit, MI.  His nearest relative was Mrs. Jane Burroughs, his mother, at the same address.  He was of medium height, stout build, gray eyes and brown hair.  He had no disabilities.  In the 1920 Census, he was aged 36, single, a postal clerk, living with Jane Burroughs, his grandmother, and the Deschers and his nephew, Harry Reynolds, in Detroit, Michigan.  In the 1930 Census, he was living (single) with Lotta and George Descher, his sister and her husband, in Detroit.  He worked in the post-office as a clerk.
 v.  Donald M. D. Burroughs, born Aug. 26, 1891, Belleville, Michigan.  A picture of Donald appeared in the Detroit Journal dated June 28, 1910 along with an article about his singing in a recital:
  “Elvin Singer will give his second operatic recital in his studio in the Gladwin building Wednesday evening.  Many of the friends of Donald M. Burroughs, on account of the large crowd that attended the first recital were unable to hear that young man sing and have requested that he be included in the second program.  Mr. Singer has consented and Mr. Burroughs will sing the romance “Zara” from “Havana.”’
 His WWI Draft Registration Card shows him as “Don Burroughs”, age 25, born August 26, 1891, Belleville, MI, living at 428 Maidstone, Detroit, MI, single, an actor working at Vaughan Glass Stock Co. and Alvin Theater, Pittsburg, PA.  He had no military service, and was medium build and medium height with blue eyes and brown hair.  .
 In the 1920 Census, he is listed as “Don Burroughs”, single, age 28 a lodger at the Berkshire Hotel on North Fifth St., Reading, Berks County, PA working as a theater actor.  He is listed as born in MI, father MI and mother NY (ED 73, Image 97, Roll T625-1537).
 *Note that a Don M BURROUGHS, Birth Date:    05 July 46; Death Date:    08 06 73; Gender:    Male; Residence:    Canton, Wayne, Michigan appears in the Michigan Deaths, 1971-1996.  Perhaps he is a son of the above Donald?  Interestingly, a Don Burroughs appears in several website reviews as a musical/Shakespearean theater actor in and around Philadelphia and other cities, 1997-2004.

vi. Henry C. Burroughs, born November 17, 1848, in Belleville, Michigan, a student, and listed as “cannot read” in the 1870 census.  He possibly moved to New York City or Brooklyn after 1870 and by 1880 per Lois Ellis.  He is not listed with his parents in the 1880 Census in Dundee, Monroe County, Michigan, but appears to be the Henry Burroughs living in New York, NY (Manhattan) NYC Greater, NY in 1880, age 31, MI, a news dealer of MA born parents, with Olive Burroughs, his wife, age 28, MI (born ca. 1852), keeping house (OH born parents), and son, Harry Burroughs, age 1, born NY.  Note:  There is a “Henry C. Burroughs” listed in Postsdam, St. Lawrence, NY, in 1890 (“St. Lawrence County, New York Directory 1890”,
  i.  Harry Burroughs, born ca. 1879, NY.


Generation No. 4

  8. Tyler Burroughs, born December 17, 1770, Warren, Worcester, MA.  He married Anna Pratt on December 17, 1797, Warren, Worchester County MA. The 1790 to 1830 Census Records show that he and family lived in Warren, MA (Lois Ellis’s Genealogy).  He is listed in the MA 1820 & 1830 Censuses in Western Township, Worcester County, MA; in 1830 with 2 males ages 5-9, 1 male age 50-59, 1 female age 5-9, 2 female age 20-29, and 1 female age 50-59 (all free whites).  He was a farmer and served the Town several years as Tax Collector.   He died January 22 (24), 1845, Warren, Worcester, MA and is buried there in Pinegrove Cemetery.  He was the son of 16.  (Deac.) David Burroughs (Jr.) and 17.  Hannah Blodgett.

 He first acquired land from Isaac Tyler in 1792 (Bk. 115, p. 481).
 In 1797, he purchased land from Dinty Partridge (Bk. 129, p. 644).
 1814 from John C. Cummings (Bk. 190, p. 589);
 1816 from Cyrus Huthins (Bk 200, p. 556);
 1822 from Rufus Fuller (Bk. 231, p. 114);
 1827 from Jacob Mansfield (Bk. 253, p. 496);
 1830 from Abner T. Burroughs (Bk. 274, p. 226); and
 1832 from Tim Jones (Bk. 289, p. 258).
 In 1832, Tyler Burroughs deeded property to his sons, Abner Tyler Burroughs (Bk. 289, p. 260) and George H. Burroughs (Bk. 287, p. 170).  George Burroughs then sold his property back to his father later the same year (Bk. 289, p. 258).
 1839 from John Burbank (Bk. 344, p. 501).
  He owned what is known as the Shepard Blair homestead on Maple Street on the Brimfield Road, and lived there between 1800 and 1837.  He then sold it to Mr. Blair.  Charles L. Combs, his great grandson, owns a colonial writing desk and combback Windor rocker belonging to him.  The Burroughs/Blair House is still occupied today, although it has been remodeled.  (Lois Ellis’s Genealogy, p. 15).  Sylvia G. Buck describes the house in her pictorial history of Warren, MA:  “Local tradition says the house was built by Hezekiah Marks (1704-1788) an early Warren settler for whom the nearby mountain was named.  When the foundation was dug, the plan was for a church (which would account for the long setback from the street) but that idea was abandoned, according to the Grace Combs papers at the Warren Public Library.  The town cemetery, ca. 1746 or earlier, is directly across the street. Tyler Burroughs lived here in 1825.   Shepard Blair bought the house in 1837.  He and his second wife, Mary Ann Bishop, supported the anti-slavery movement, frequently entertaining advocates of human rights such as William Wells Brown, Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, and women’s suffrage speaker, Lucy Stone.  Tradition says this house was a station on the underground railroad.” (Lois Ellis’s Genealogy, p. 15)

  9.  Anna Pratt, born December 18, 1773 (1774), Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA; died August 2, 1842 (1848), Warren, MA.  The daughter of 18. Daniel Pratt and 19. Mary Patten.  She is buried in Pinegrove Cemetery next to her husband and daughter, Louisa. (Lois Ellis’s Genealogy).

Children (all born in Warren, MA):

i. Louisa Burroughs, born May 16, 1800, Warren, MA.  Died August 6, 1805, Warren, MA.  Buried in Pinegrove Cemetery next to her parents.
ii. Hannah Ann Burroughs, born March 23, 1802, Warren, MA.  Married Shubel Peck Butterworth on June 28, 1820 (born 1798 in Warren, MA; and apparently deceased by the 1860 Census).  She died July 29, 1870.  In the 1850 Census, he was listed as a blacksmith with a value of $2000.  He and wife, Hannah, were living with Warren and Georgianna and John Whiting, age 50, a blacksmith, and Lorina (Lavina) Burroughs, age 8.  In the 1860 Census, Warren, MA, she was age 58, living with Warren G. Butterworth, her son, age 38, a blacksmith, with a RE value of $2500 and personalty of $300, with Sarah A., age 36, Eddie W., age 8, Albert P., age 5, Lillie C, age 2, Hannah, age 58, Frank age 6 and Georgiana, age 28, a Com S. teacher.  In the 1870 Census, in the same location, she was age 68, living with Warren Butterworth, age (4)8, a blacksmith, with $3000/$800 value, Sarah A., age 42, keeping house, Edgar W., age 18, apprentice tin smith, Albert P., age 16 at school, Lillie C., age 13, at school, Frank W., age 17, at school, Alona Nichols, a female nurse, age 55, May Seels, age 43, a servant born in Ireland (could not write), and John Beak, age 50, a blacksmith from Ireland.

  a.  William Tyler Butterworth, born July 12, 1821, Warren, MA.
 b.  Warren Gleason Butterworth, born Aug. 28, 1822, Warren, MA; died before the 1900 Census.  A blacksmith. On  05/04/1845 (or 6/25/1845 City:  Brookfield, Worchester Co., MA) Married: COMBS, Cornelia Spouse: BUTTERWORTH, Warren G. City: Warren, County: Worchester  (Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Ut, Film # 0369735).  In the 1880 Census, he was living in Warren, MA, age 58, MA, blacksmith (parents:  MA/MA), with wife Sarah A., age 56, MA, house keeping, and children:  Edgar W. Butterworth, age 28, MA, marketsman, Albert P., age 26, MA, marketsman, Emma K., age 9, MA, and Fred E. Wilcox, 20, VT, a market clerk, other.  In the 1900 Census, Sarah, a widow, was living in Warren, age 76, born March 1824, MA of MA born parents (6 total children, 3 living), with her sister, Sophie? Keys, single, age 78, born May 1822, MA, and Wallis Hodge, a white female servant, age 46, and a widow from ME.  Sarah owned her house free of mortgage.
 Children (3 were alive in the 1900 Census):
  i.  Edgar (Eddie) W. Butterworth, born ca. 1852, MA, a marketsman.
  ii.  Frank W. Butterworth, born ca. 1853, MA.
 iii.  Albert P. Butterworth, born Sept. 1854, MA, a marketsman.  In the 1900 Census, he was living in Rutland, VT, a boarder, and manager of ____ co., age 45, born Sept. 1854, MA of MA born parents, with his new wife, Sena or Lena J., age 41, born Nov. 1858, MA, of MA born parents.  They had no children and were married less than 1 year.  In the 1910 Census, they were living in Beverly, Essex Co., MA, Ward 4, Dist. 272, Albert P., age 55, married 10 years, sales market man, needs, provisions, meat market; Lena J., age 51, (0/0) children.  He owned his house free of mortgage.  In the 1920 Census, same location, Dist. 20, Albert was 65, and a retail merchant of provisions on his own account, Lena or Sena W. was age 61.  In the 1930 Census, in the same location, Albert was age 75, married at 44, $8,000 home value (owned), none - occupation and not a veteran, with no radio, living with Lena, age 71, married at age 40.
  iv.  Lillie C. Butterworth, born ca. 1858, MA.
  v.  Emma K. Butterworth, born ca. 1871, MA.
  vi.  ?

 c.  Georgianna Butterworth, born July 25, 1832, Warren, MA.  A Com. S teacher, see above Hannah Butterworth for her census data.

iii. Abner Tyler Burroughs, born May 26, 1805 in Warren, MA.  He married Mary Coleman Rice on December 16, 1827 (born July 12, 1802, Brookfield, MA) in Warren, MA; she died Feb. 16, 1889, Chicago, IL, aged 86 years).  She was the daughter of Capt. Thomas Rice (1767-1847) and Sally Makepeace (1767-).  Mary had an aunt named Frances Fiske, a daughter of Capt. Thomas Rice (died Oct. 26, 1840, aged 70 years).  An A.T. Burroughs is listed in the 1840 Census in Warren, Worchester County, MA, p. 209; and an Abner Burroughs in the 1850 Census, same location, p. 63.  They moved to Chicago, IL in 1868, after Abner sold his farm and came to live with his daughter, Caroline in Chicago.  See their 1870 Census under George T. Burroughs below.  In the 1880 Census, he (A.T. Burroughs) was living in Chicago, Cook County, IL, age 75, MA (parents:  MA/MA), with Mary R. Burroughs, wife, age 78, MA (parents:  MA/MA), and servant, M. Anderson, age 25, Norway.  Interviewed on election day as he marched home from the polls, he boasted that at age 90, he was the oldest voter in the city.  Furthermore, he announced that “Since there has been a Republican Party, I have never voted any other ticket, and before that party was born, as an old-time Whig, I voted for straight Republican principles.”  (Tarzan Forever, p. 26).  He died on July 9, 1897, Chicago, IL, aged 92 years, 1 month, 12 days.  Mary Rice was related to Deacon Edmund Rice, one of the early Massachusetts pilgrims.  Clara Barton, Samuel F. B. Morse and Calvin Coolidge are said to be Rice descendants, also.  (Tarzan Forever, p. 26).


 a.  Mary Louise (Louisa) Burroughs (“Louise”), born Dec. 5, 1828, Warren, MA.  DAR #13259.  She married 1) Fowler P. Taylor, Aug. 31, 1852 (He died Oct. 17, 1853, aged 32 years), and 2) Thomas Burrows on Dec. 15, 1873.  In 1863, she was living in Wheeling, Virginia and was the assistant principal of the Young Ladies’ Seminary (in Wheeling).   In the 1880 Census, they were living in Chicago, Cook County, IL, Thomas was 54, born in Ireland, a retired carpenter.  Mary, was 51, MA, and Anna Mahony, 26, Ireland, a servant, and Emma Lublad, 35, born Sweden, a servant.  Mary died September 15, 1896, aged 67 years, 8 months, 18 days. (Burroughs Genealogical Notes – Births and Deaths, Danton Burroughs,
 b.  Sarah Ann Burroughs, born Oct. 7, 1830, Warren, MA.  In 1863, she was a teacher of drawing and painting at the Young Ladies’ Seminary in Wheeling, Virginia, and later, a teacher of drawing and painting in New York (Memoirs of a War Bride).  She died June 3, 1875, aged 44 years (Burroughs Genealogical Notes – Births and Deaths, Danton Burroughs,
 c.  George Tyler Burroughs, Sr. , born Oct. 13, 1833, Warren, MA in a house owned by his father that was built in 1741.  He was six feet tall (Tarzan Forever, p. 28).  A Major in the Civil War (Union), he enlisted in New York infantry in 1861 and became a lieutenant and quartermaster.  He was discharged a brevet major in 1865. (Tarzan Forever)   According to the American Civil War Soldiers database on, he was born Oct. 13, 1833; his service record:  Enlisted as a Private on May 3, 1861 at the age of 27.  He enlisted in 71st Infantry SM Regiment New York (Company G).  Mustered out on July 31, 1861.  Promoted to Full Lieutenant 1st Class on Nov. 13, 1861 (1st Lieutenant and Quartermaster as of 43rd NY Inf.).  Commission in Company S, 43rd Infantry Regiment New York on Dec. 16, 1861.  Promoted to Full Captain on April 8, 1863 (Capt. and Commissary of Subsistence).  Discharged for promotion on April 8, 1863.  Commission in Commissary Dept. Reg VO on April 8, 1863.  Resigned on June 22, 1865.  Promoted to Brevet Major on June 24, 1865.  Sources NY:  Report of the Adjutant General (NY Roster), 1894-1906; Commander of Illinois MOLLUS:  Deceased Companions (ILMOLLUS), 1923; Heitman:  Register of United States Army 1789-1903, (Heitman), 1994.  He married Mary Evaline Zieger on Feb. 23, 1863 in Iowa City, IA (born Nov. 10, 1840, IA [IN per most Censuses], the daughter of Josiah Zieger (1812 (PA)-1889) & Mary Coleman Zieger (1816-1889), he a Pennsylvania Dutch man born in OH (PA per 1900 Census), she born in IN (OH).  Mary was the daughter of John Coleman, an 18th century Virginia settler, and Edgar Rice Burroughs named his second son after him.  Just prior to their marriage, George worked in the woolen department of a large importing house in New York: Bliss, Wheelock and Kelley (“Memoirs of a War Bride”).  They moved to Portland, Maine, where he ran a furniture business, then they moved to Chicago, IL in 1868. In the 1870 Census, the family lived in Chicago, Ward 13, Cook Co., IL:  George T., age 35, a distiller, with a home valued at $40,000, personalty at $2000, born in MA; Mary E, wife, age 29, keeping house, born in IN, George T., Jr., born in ME, age 4, Henry S., age 2, born in ME, Emma Nixe, a white domestic servant from Norway, age 30, Mina Lasse, age 22, a female domestic servant from Norway, Thomas Crosby, 24, a domestic servant, born in MA, Henry R. Burroughs, age 33, retired, with a value of $20,000, born in MA, Abner T., age 31, retired, born in MA, Abner T. age 66, retired, with a value of $10,000, born in MA, and Mary R. age 68, at home.   In the 1880 Census, the family was living in Chicago, Cook County, IL, George “D.” Burroughs, age 46, MA (parents:  MA/MA), distiller, wife, Mary E., 39, IN, keeping house (parents:  OH/IN), and children:  George “D.” 13, ME, Henry S., 12, ME,  Frank C., 8, IL, Edgar R., 5, IL, and A.F. Burroughs, brother, 42, MA, livery stable, Mary “Dieger” [Zieger]mother, 63, IN, Margaret Flynn, other, 19, WI, servant, Mary O’Connor, other, 24, Ireland, servant, Edward Weldon, other, 21, IL, coachman.  George was a whiskey distiller and owned Burroughs Phoenix Distillery, which was  destroyed by fire in 1885 and the property sold in 1923.  He owned the American Battery Company, Chicago, IL.  In 1888-1890, their address was 646 Washington St., Chicago, IL (“1888-1892 Chicago Voters List –  In the 1900 Census, they were living in Chicago, District 331, Ward 12, at 646 Washington Blvd., George T., age 66, owner of Phoenix Battery Co., Mary E., age 59 (6/4 children) (father born in PA, mother in IN), married 36 years, with Anna Trainor, a servant age 33.  In the 1910 Census, he was living with his brother-in-law, Charles S. McEntee and Caroline McEntee, in Chicago, Ward 21, Dist. 912 at 95 East Elm Street.  He had the first car in Chicago using his battery.  Involved in political, civic and social affairs.  He died Feb. 15, 1913, Chicago, IL, aged 79 years, 4 months, 2 days.  Mary wrote Memoirs of a War Bride.  Mary died April 5, 1920, Tarzana, CA of kidney disease, aged 79 years, 4 months, 26 days.


 i.  George Tyler Burroughs, Jr., born Aug. 31 (29), 1866, Portland, ME.  He died June 8, 1944, Fontana, CA, aged 77 years, 9 months, 10 days.  He graduated from engineering school at Yale University in 1889.  He married Edna McCoy of Bellvue, ID in Minidoka, ID, Jan. 10, 1900 (She was born April 12, 1877; died in Oct. 1941 at a mental institution). In 1900, he was appointed by Governor Steunenberg to represent Idaho at the International Mining Congress at Milwaukee, WI.  He owned a hardware store in Burley, ID (1929).  Chi Phi Fraternity.
 i. George Tyler Burroughs III, born July 1, 1905, Chicago, IL.  In the 1930 Census, a George T. Burroughs, age 24 (married 2 years, not a veteran), a hardware salesman, born in IL, father born in Maine, mother born in Oregon, is listed on Lovejoy St., Portland, District 13, Multnomah Co., Oregon with his wife, Sonoma, age 22, born in Idaho and “son”, Joyce, age 8/12 months.  George Tyler Burroughs SSN: 565075523 died on July 31, 1992 in Ventura, California – born July 1, 1905, Illinois, mother’s maiden name:  McCoy (California Death Index).  According to the SSDI, he last lived in Thousand Oaks, Ventura Co., CA 91360, and had his SSN issued in CA prior to 1951.  Sonoma Steele Burroughs was born on Sept. 14, 1907, Idaho, and died on Jan. 22, 1993 in Ventura, CA.  Her mother’s maiden name was Crabtree.  She had the same last residence as her husband.
 ii.  Henry (Harry) Studley Burroughs, born May 23, 1868, Portland, ME.  Graduated from engineering school at Yale University in 1889.  He married Ella (Nellie) Frances Oldham on December 30, 1891, Louisiana (Maryland per Studley’s 1930 Census) (She was born July 31, 1868; killed in car accident near Ann Arbor, Michigan March 30, 1933).  In the 1930 Census, they were living in Chicago, District 1846, 1335 Birchwood Ave., in a rental, both age 61, and married 23 years.  Ella’s parents were born in LA/IL.  Henry was an Assistant Treasurer in Insurance and was not a veteran.  (They owned a radio.)  He died Jan. 21, 1940, Quincy, Michigan, of sclerosis of the spine.  Chi Phi Fraternity.

i.  Studley Oldham Burroughs, born Dec. 26, 1892, Chicago.  On April 22, 1919, his wife of only two years (Mary Becker) died in childbirth.  In March 1920 he rushed back to Chicago where his year-old daughter Margaret Mary had been stricken with spinal meningitis -- she died before he could reach her on March 31.  (ERBzine.)  From a second marriage, to Alice Armstrong, he had two daughters, June and Beverly.  In the 1930 Census, he has two listings:
1).  with Alice’s parents in Chicago, District 1197 at 1742 Kedzie Ave., a rental:  Harry F. Armstrong (Head), 45, a traveling laborer, married at 30, (parents both born in North Ireland), with his wife, May W., age 45, and their daughter, June, age 12, Studley is the son-in-law, age 38, an artist, working on own, and his wife, Alice S. Burroughs, age 23, married at 20.
 2)  In a rental on Leavitt St., in Chicago, District 1922, Studley is the Head, age 38, an artist (own business), married at 34, with wife Alice, age 24, married at 20, with their daughters (born in IL), June, age 2, and Beverly, age 1 6/12, and a white servant, Charlotte Saper, age 19.  He died of an embolism following an operation for a hiatus hernia on Dec. 23, 1949, aged 56 years, 11 months, 27 days.  Studley had illustrated four Burroughs novels: Tarzan the Invincible, Jungle Girl, Tarzan Triumphant, and Apache Devil (1931-1933).
 i.  Margaret Mary Burroughs, born March 8, 1919; died March 31, 1920, aged 1 year, 23 days.
  ii.  June Burroughs, born July 29, 1927, IL.
  iii.  Beverly Burroughs, born July 25, 1928, IL.

 ii.  Mary Evelyn Burroughs, born March 12, 1895 in Chicago, IL.
 iii.  Frank Coleman Burroughs, born May 14, 1872, Chicago, IL.  He married Grace Stuart Moss on Jan. 24, 1900 (She was born Sept. 21, 1873, Chicago).  He died March 18, 1930, Wilmette (New Trier Township), Cook Co., IL, aged 57 years, 10 months, 4 days.  He Owned the Camplain-Yardley Co., a stationery manufacturing company, Chicago, IL and Sweetser-Burroughs Mining Company in Stanley Basin, ID (failed in 1904).  In the 1930 Census taken April 14, 1930 in New Trier Township, Wilmette Village, Greenleaf Div., Cook Co., IL, Distr. 2211, with the residence of 1204 Forest, his name is listed, but in the far right margin “died” is indicated:  “F. Coleman Burroughs, Head, owned home, $18,000 home value, age 58, married at 27, born IL (parents:  MA/IN), occupation:  None; wife, Grace, age 56, married at 25, born in IL (parents: Canada/CT), no occupation, with daughter Katherine, age 20, single, IL a clerk for a gas utility, and mother-in-law, Leonora Moss, age 87, widow, born in CT of CT born parents.
 i. Grace Stuart Burroughs, born Oct. 6, 1904, Chicago.  She married Robert Boyd-Robertson (born Nov. 30, 1900).
  i.  Coleman Boyd-Robertson, born June 30, 1928.
  ii.  Grace Stuart Boyd-Robertson, born Sept. 18, 1931.

 ii. Marjorie Burroughs, born Aug. 15, 1908, Chicago, IL; died June 21, 1909, aged 10 months, 6 days, Chicago.
 iii. Kathryn/Katherine Moss Burroughs, born Sept. 4, 1909, Chicago.
 iv.  Arthur McCulloch (McCullough) Burroughs.  Born February 25, 1874 & died March 9, 1874, Chicago, IL (lived only 12 days).
 v.  Edgar Rice Burroughs, born Sep. 1, 1875, Chicago, IL  Married 1)  Emma Centennia Hulbert (born Jan. 1, 1876, Chicago, divorced 1934; died Nov. 5 (10), 1944 – depression/alcoholism, aged 68 years, 10 months, 9 days) on Jan. 31, 1900; 2)  Florence Ashton Dearholt on April 4, 1935, Las Vegas, NV (divorced 1941).  Author of the Tarzan series and creator of the town ,Tarzana, CA. The godfather of American/modern science fiction.  He died March 19, 1950 (angina, arteriosclerosis and Parkinson’s Syndrome (paralysis agitans)), Encino, CA, aged 74 years, 6 months, 18 days.  He was cremated at the Chapel of the Pines in Los Angeles, CA.  In the 1900 Census, he was living in Chicago, Ward 13, West Town, Enum. Dist. 412 at 194 Park Avenue, at his mother-in-law’s house:  Emma Hurlbert (head), born July 1860, age 49, a widow, born in NY (MA/NY) who owned her house free of mortgage (5/4 children), Edgar R. Burroughs (son-in-law), , born Jan. 1876, IL (England/England!), age 24, married less than 1 year, an electrician, with wife, Emma C., born July 1876, IL (MA/NY), age 23, Julia Ann Drake, Emma (Sr.)’s mother, born May 1823, age 77, a widow, born in NY (CT/CT), Warren Nicols, son-in-law, 30, IL, a lawyer, and his wife, Jessie D. Nicols, age 29, IL, married 1 year with no children, along with the following servants:  Mathau Jackson, a cook, age 50, Jennie Lawson, a servant girl, age 24.   In the 1910 Census, Edgar R. Burroughs was living in Chicago, 20th Ward, Distr. 865, at 1957 Washington Blvd., in a rental, age 34, married 10 years, the manager of a mail order house, with wife and chidlren, Emma C., age 34 (2/2 children), Joan, age 2, IL and Hulbert, age 9/12 mos. IL.  Edgar Rice Burroughs WWI Draft Registration Card lists him in Oak Park, IL, age 43, born Sept. 1, 1875, a writer working for himself in Oak Park, with wife, Emma Hulburt Burroughs.  He is listed as tall and stout with brown hair and eyes.  In the 1920 Census, Edgar Rice Burroughs was living on a farm in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA, Enum. Dist. 131, Precinct 668, on Ventura Road, age 44, IL a fiction writer, general farm, with wife, Emma H., age 44, IL, Joan, daughter, 12, IL, Hulbert, son, 10, IL, and John C., son, 6, IL, along with the following staff:  John A.G. Shea, Secretary, business manager ranch, age 26, born in IN, Matilda Eisenschmidt, 38, maid, born in Russia, Hulda J. Erickson, 44, hired woman/cook, born in Sweden, David N. Ohrland, hired man, chauffeur, age 33, born in Sweden, and Gerrit Roest, hired man, age 30, gardner, born in Holland.  In the 1930 Census, he was living in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA, Dist. 1598, Enum. Dist. 19,  in a rental on Mecca Street, age 54, married at 24, born in IL (MA/IN), President, Literature; with wife, Emma H., age 54, married at 24, IL (NY/NY), Vice President, Literature; with sons Hulbert, 20, single, IL, no occupation; and John C., son age 17, IL, no occupation, with the following staff (all white and married):  Carl G. Dickel, age 34, cook, born in Berlin, Germany, and his wife, Bernice, domestic servat, age 23, Jules C. Barnes, a chauffeur, age 27, and Robert Helm, a hostler, age 41.

 a.  Joan Burroughs, born Jan. 12, 1908, Chicago, IL.  Died Dec. 31, 1972.  She married James H. Pierce (born Aug. 8, 1899 (1900); died at 83 on Nov. 12, 1983, the Tarzan of the silent screen and radio; football coach at Uof A).

 i.  Joanne Burroughs Pierce (Mrs. Charles Anselmo, Jr.), born Dec. 24, 1929, Hollywood, CA.
  ii.  James Michael Pierce, born Aug. 13, 1934.
 b.  Hulbert (“Hully”) Burroughs, born Aug. 12, 1909, Chicago.  Combat photographer.  Captain in the army.  He married Marian (Marion) Thrasher (born Feb. 16, 1918).  He died Aug. 8, 1991 of a heart attack.
 c.  John (Jack) Coleman Burroughs, born Feb. 28, 1913, Chicago.  He married Jane Ralston (born Dec. 8, 1913-2002) on Dec. 12, 1936.  Jack contracted Parkinson’s Syndrome in 1961 and died on Feb. 22, 1979.
  i.  John Ralston Burroughs, born on June 22, 1942.
  ii.  Danton Burroughs, born June 21, 1944.
  iii.  Dian Burroughs, born June 17, 1948.

 vi.  Charles Stuart Burroughs.  Born August 15  1881, Chicago, IL.  He died 5 months later, Jan. 18, 1882.  Named after Caroline Burroughs’s husband, apparently.
d.  Henry Rice Burroughs, born April 11, 1836, Warren, MA.  He married Mary E. Trull on Oct. 24, 1876.  He was living with George T. Burroughs in Chicago in the 1870 Census.  (See above).  He died March 18, 1904, Chicago, IL, aged 67 years, 11 months, 7 days.
e.  Abner Tyler (Thomas) Burroughs, born June 10, 1838, Warren, MA.  He was living with George T. Burroughs in the 1870 Census in Chicago.  See above.  He died March 17, 1883, age 44 years.
f.  Caroline Studly Burroughs, born Nov. 12, 1843, Warren, MA.  In 1863, she was a student living in Wheeling, Virginia, pursuing French and music (“Memoirs”).  On Dec. 21, 1865, she married Charles Stuart McEntee, born Dec. 1839, NY, and a Captain in the Civil War (Memoirs of a War Bride – ERBzine website).  She died Dec. 18 (12), 1913, Chicago, IL, aged 72 years, 1 month.  DAR #13256.  In the 1880 Census, she, age 36, MA, at home (parents:  MA/MA) and husband, Chas. S. McEntee, age 40, NY, a distiller, and children:  Chas S., age 10, NY and Douglas, NY, age 4, were staying at a hotel in 3rd Ward, Des Moines, Polk County, IA.  In the 1900 Census, Charles McEntee, was living in Chicago, Ward 24, Dist. 710, in a rented house at 566 Division St., age 60, born Dec. 1839, NY (NY/VT), with wife, Caroline S., age 56, born Nov. 1843, MA (MA/MA) (“0/0” children), with servants, Belinda Kearns, 22, and Mary Murphy, 28, a dressmaker.  In the 1910 Census, Charles S. McEntee, head, was living in Chicago, Ward 21, Dist. 912 in a rented house at 85 East Elm Street, age 70, married 44 years, NY (NY/VT), no occupation (own income), with wife, Caroline S., age 66, MA (MA/MA), (2/0 children), and her brother, George T. Burroughs, lodger-head, age 76, married 47 years, MA (MA/MA), no occupation, own income, with his wife Mary E. Burroughs, age 69, IN (PA/OH) (6/4 children), and two single Irish servants/housemaids, Kate Sheridan, 30, and Bessie Doughall, 35.
 i.  Charles Stuart McEntee, Jr., born November 6, 1869, NY.  He died April 29, 1897, aged 27 years, 5 months 23 days. (Burroughs Genealogical Notes – Births and Deaths, Danton Burroughs,
ii.  Douglas McEntee, born March 24, 1876, NY.  He died July 30, 1904, aged 28 years, 4 months, 6 days (Ibid).

iv. 4.  George Holland Burroughs, born April 28, 1807, Warren, Worcester, MA.
v. Cynthia Rich Burroughs, born January 7, 1810 in Warren, MA.  Married Levi Combs on June 1, 1830 (born ca. 1806 in Warren, MA), Warren, Worcester County MA.  In the 1840 Worcester MA Census Index – Warren, the following men are listed:
210 Levi COMB
210 David COMBS
212 Levi COMBS
212 John COMBS
215 Daniel COMBS
 In the 1850 Census Warren, Worcester Co., MA Roll 341 p. 49a (transcribed by Deb Coombs), the following people are listed:
Cynthia COMBS, 40, F, farmer, $4500, MA
Eunice, 79, F, MA [probably Levi’s mother]
George, 16, farmer, M, MA, attended school within the year
John, 14, M, MA, attended school within the year
(Amedon TREND?), 20, laborer, NY, attended school within the year
Mary TUCKER, 22, F, NH
 In the 1880 Census, Cynthia was living in Warren, Worcester, MA age 70, with her son, John T. Combs, 44, MA, farmer, and his wife, Mary A. Combs, 42, MA, house keeping, and their son, Charles L. Combs, 17, MA, Frank C. Sizer, other, farm laborer, white, 25, MA.  Cynthia died May 10, 1890, Warren, MA and is buried there in Pinegrove Cemetery. (Lois Ellis’s Genealogy).
  i.  George Combs, born ca. 1834, MA.
 ii.  John T. Combs, born ca.1836, MA; died before the 1910 Census.  A farmer.  He married Mary Augusta _________, born ca. 1838, MA (died after the 1920 Census and before the 1930 Census).  See his mother above.  In the 1900 Census, John T. Combs, age 64, born May 1836, MA (MA/MA), married 41 years, was living in Warren, Worcester Co., MA, Dist. 1696, with wife, A. Mary, age 62, born April 1838, MA (MA/MA), (1/1 child), and son L. Charles, age 37, single, born Oct. 1862, MA.
 i.  Charles L. Combs, born Oct. 1862, MA.  In the 1910 Census, Charles L. Combs (head), was living in Warren, MA, Dist. 1833, age 47, single, a farmer, who owned his farm free of mortgage, with Mary A., his mother, age 71, a widow, and Grace J. Gould, 18 a servant – housework, single.  In the 1920 Census, he was living in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA, Dist. 139, age 57, owned his house free of mortgage, no occupation, with his wife, Grace D., age 27, MA, and Charles W., son, age 5, MA, and his mother, M. Augusta, 81, a widow.  In the 1930 Census, Charles was living at 32 Dartmouth St., in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA, Distr. 55, owner of his home, valued at $12,000, with a radio, no occupation, age 67, married at 52, and his wife, Grace D., age 38, married at 22, no occupation, and their son, Charles W., age 15.
  i.  Charles W. Combs, born ca. 1915, MA.

10.  James A.H. Bell, born 1781 in Ireland (per Lois Ellis). He died after 1857, possibly in Brooklyn, NY.  George Bell per Rebecca’s death certificate.  “The name of James A. H. Bell was indelibly written into the history of the town (Belleville, Michigan) when he came here and built a dam and operated the first grist mill.  His brother William kept the first store in a little white building which is still standing on Main Street.  It is recorded that James Bell purchased lots 32, 33 and 35 from John B. and Maria Louise Graham in 1841, for $10,000 (possibly of the Berlin line? Note that the widow of John Bell is listed at 631 First Ave., NY, 1890 (NYC Directory, 1890)).   A John B. Graham, age 66, born Scotland, is listed in the 1850 Census in Brooklyn.   A white lead Manuf ($63,000 Rev) in Ward 2 (Brooklyn) – appears to be a business address.
 Previous to the coming of Mr. Bell no town had existed on the site of the present village of Belleville….  A post office was established here in 1845 and William Bell was the first postmaster….  James Bell sold out in 1846-1847 to George D. Hill and moved to Toledo, Ohio.  A number of his kinfolks still live there.  The Bells were related on the maternal side, to George H. and Samuel W. Burroughs, both well known and well remembered by citizens of the town today.”  (Samuel Robbe, DDS, History of Van Buren Township, Wayne County, Michigan, 1930, in Lois Ellis’s Genealogy, pp. 19-20).  In 1837, he employed several men to build a grist mill on the banks of the Huron River in Belleville.  It is believed that this mill stood approximately where Hayward’s Store now stands.  It survived well into the twentieth century, becoming known through the passage of the years, as “the old red mill.”  The mill was later owned by Robert Clark (who helped build the mill) and Daniel Lace Quirk (Water Under the Bridge, pp. 369-370).  William Bell operated Belleville’s first post office in 1845.  It is one theory that the town is named after the two brothers, and additionally, the first plat recorded to create Belleville used the spelling “Bellville” (Ibid, pp. 20-22).  William Bell, the brother of James Bell,  is buried in Pleasantview Cemetery in Belleville, Michigan.  “William it is reported by one historian, operated the first store and the first post office in Belleville about 1845.  Some say the City of Belleville is named for the two Bell brothers, as they were among the very first to come to the area and go into business – William with the store and James with a mill he built by putting a dam across the river.”  (Ibid, p. 529).

 A William Bell of Monroe County, Michigan, obtained a patent for 78.4 acres in Monroe, Michigan on June 15, 1837, Doc. #10425, BLM, GLO Records, and other patents between 1835-1839.
 A William Bell is listed in the June 16, 1870 Census in Dundee, Monroe County, Michigan, born in Ireland, of foreign-born parents, age 41, an engineer and US citizen, with $1000 in real estate and $150 in personal estate.  He had a wife, Sarah, A, age 31, born in MI, and children, all born in Michigan:  Mary E., age 6, Agnes M., age 4, Edna N., age 1.

 According to the Land  Records of Wayne County, Michigan in Lois Ellis’s Genealogy, p. 20, in October 1841, James A. H. Bell made two major land purchases in Wayne County, Michigan from John B. Graham of Brooklyn, NY:
 1.  144.84 acres in Van Buren Township (LR Vol. 20, p. 315); and
 2.  1,480.75 acres in Huron Township (LR Vol. 20, p.448).
 On Jan. 20, 1843, he sold 80 acres of the Huron Township land (LR Vol. 45, p. 512); and on July 6, 1843, Bell bought an additional 5 acres in Van Buren Township (LR Vol. 23, p. 69) for a total of about 1,540 acres of property in Wayne County, Michigan (Ibid.).
On June 1, 1845, George H. Burroughs was granted Power of Attorney for James A. H. Bell of Brooklyn, NY “for the management and conveyance of all real estate of said Bell in Michigan.  The following year, on July 4, 1846, Bell granted Wedworth Clarke of Monroe County, Power of Attorney of all real estate of said Bell in Michigan (Vol. 28, pp. 489, 509) (Lois Ellis’s Genealogy, p. 20).  Bell then revoked the Power of Attorney of Wedworth Clarke in 1855, and George Burroughs in 1857 (LR Vol. 68, pp 273, 584) (Ibid.). George H. Burroughs received a grant from James A. H. Bell and wife Lucretia of New York City on Feb. 22, 1848, for one acre in Van Buren Township (Vol. 35, p. 258) (Ibid.)

 A James Bell of Livingston County, NY, obtained a patent for 40 acres in Bronson, St. Joseph County, Michigan, on May 1, 1839, Doc. #10746, BLM GLO Records.  A James Bell of Cuyahoga County, OH, obtained a patent for 80 acres in Detroit on Aug. 10, 1837, Doc. #22089, Ibid.

  A James A. H. Bell and a merchant, is listed in the 1850 Census in Kings County, NY (Brooklyn) 3rd Ward, p. 232 as born in 1819 in NY, age 31, with wife, Lucretia N., age 25 (b. 1825).  They had sons, John G. Bell, age 4, and Charly A., age 2.  In addition, the following people lived with them:  Richard H. Frost, age 21, Clerk from NY, Royal Payne, Clerk from RI, age 42, Elizabeth Payne, age  36, Mary Donagan, age 17, of England.  All 4 were born in New York, Image 466 (94/95),  These would not be Rebecca Bell Burroughs’s parents, but perhaps a brother or cousins.  A James Bell, merchant, listed at 176 Hull in Brooklyn, NY 1888-89, and also at 471 5th Ave. in Brooklyn in 1889-90.  Another James Bell is listed as a merchant at 581 Greene Ave., Brooklyn 1889-90 (Brooklyn, NY Directories, 1888-1890).

11.   Lucretia N (A)., born 1785 in Ireland (per Lois Ellis).  She died after July 12, 1853, possibly in Brooklyn, NY.  (Elizabeth ________ (per Rebecca’s death certificate).  A Lucretia Bell is listed in the 1800 and 1810 NY Federal Censuses in New York County, NY.


i.  5.  Rebecca Jane Bell, born 1806/1807 (1815) in Belfast, Londonderry, Ireland; died November 8, 1887, Van Buren, Wayne County, Michigan.
ii.  Samuel W. (Whiteside?) Bell, born 1806 in Londonderry County, Ireland; died at the age of 28 on May 1, 1834, Belleville, Michigan; buried in Lot 128, Pleasantview/Soop with a very large monument, to the right of George T. Burroughs.  He is not listed in the 1830 Michigan Census.  Listed in Records of Cemeteries, Edward Harvey Mohneke, transcribed in 1943.  Possibly a brother of Rebecca’s.  Presumably the namesake of Samuel W. Burroughs and his son.  Samuel W. Bell or Robert Bell below, may have been the father of  Major John B. Bell, of Detroit, Michigan, a cousin of Samuel W. Burroughs, who witnessed Samuel W. Burroughs’s Declaration for Invalid Pension on June 9, 1891, regarding his, Samuel’s, Civil War service.  Samuel W. Burroughs served under  John Bell when he re-enlisted in Company I, 15th Michigan Infantry.  John Bell moved to Toledo, OH by Oct.1890 (Lois Ellis’s Genealogy) and was deceased as of 1913 (SWB Pension Application File).  Major John B. Bell was most likely a nephew of Rebecca Jane Bell Burroughs.  He is listed as a Member of Ohio Commandery, June, 1890, p. 137 on
“Bell, John B., Maj. 15th Mich VI, Brev. Lieut-Col. U.S.V., Toledo, O”, and in the Historical Collections of Ohio by Henry Howe, Vol. 1, 1888:  “Roll of Members of the Ohio Commandery -  Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States.  He was also in the Grand Army of the Republic, p. 235, Forsyth Post No. 15, Toledo and the 1888 member of the GAR, Toledo Post No. 107.

Two possible John Bell’s are listed in the 1870 Michigan Census, on June 20, in Detroit:
1) In Detroit Ward 9, Roll 714-715, p. 261, age 30, born in England, possibly a soldier? or moulder?, with foreign-born parents, with wife, Sarah A. (“keeping New Depot?”), age 35 ($1000 in real estate next to her name), born in Ireland with foreign-born parents, and children, all born in Michigan, Mary A, age 15, Jan C., age 11, and Ellen C. age 10.
2)  In Detroit Ward 6, Roll 712-713, p. 392R, age 32, single and living with other non-related people, a cabinet maker, born in Ireland of foreign-born parents, a non US citizen.
A John B. Bell is listed in the “Toledo, Ohio Directories, 1889-1891” for all years at 1909 Collingwood Ave., Toledo, on, and in the 1880 Census, in Toledo, Lucas County, OH:
Jno. B. Bell, age, 39, Michigan, soap manufacturing (parents:  Scot./Scot.), wife, Ada M. Bell, 26, MA (parents:  MA/-), M.J. Bell, son, age 2, MA, and Jas. A.H.Bell, brother, age 30, Michigan, single, soap manufacturing, and Ellen Hussey, other, 21, Ireland, servant, Kate Hussey, 18, Ireland, servant, and Ed Eckard, age 18, OH, servant.
iii.  Robert Bell  Born 1828, Ireland. Died after 1848.  Possibly the uncle with money who gave a little house among the logs, with plenty of woods surrounding it, with a saw mill, a grist mill and a store soon erected for the George H. Burroughs family to live in when they arrived from Zanesville, IL to Belleville, Michigan ca. 1844/45. “Father was put in full charge of everything.” (Lavina Burroughs Ellis quoted in Lois Ellis’s Genealogy, p. 19).  Robert Bell, brother of Rebecca Jane Bell, as her Trustee, “receives a grant fr. James A.H. Bell & w. Lucretia A. of Brooklyn, NY.  Mar. 1 1848 to occupy during his (her?) lifetime 41.35 acres in Huron Twp.” (LR Vol. 35, p. 256) (Lois Ellis’s Genealogy, p. 20).
According to the BM, GLO Records, a Robert Bell of Cayuga County, NY, obtained a patent for 80 acres in Detroit on Sept. 4, 1838, Doc. #27650.  A Robert P. Bell of New York, obtained a patent for 240 acres in Detroit on Feb. 1, 1826, Doc. #1707.  In the 1810 Census, Image 159, Ward 5, both a Robert P. Bell and a Lucretia Bell are listed in NY County, NY.
In the 1870 Michigan Census, in Detroit, Detroit Ward 1, Roll 712-713, p. 25, a Robert Bell, age 41 (1829), City Railroad, $7,500/200, born in Ireland with foreign-born parents, had a wife, Susan, age 39, keeping house, born in Ireland with foreign-born parents, and children, John, age 19, bookkeeper, born in Massachusetts, Alexander, age 16, born in Massachusetts, and David, age 13, born in Michigan.

An Otho Bell of Monroe County, NY, obtained several patents in 1837 in Monroe, Michigan.  In 1831, a man of that name of Ontario County, NY, obtained a patent in Detroit.

Note:  According to Savage, Vol. 1, “Bell:”  “Of this name Dartmouth counts eight as her graduates of whom the first, Samuel, of Chester, the governor was grandson of John, early an inhabitant of Londonderry, and so may well be thought of that noble colony of Scotch-Irish, who hardly more than half so many as the sad gleanings of the fields of Dunbar and Worcester, transplanted hither seventy years earlier, probably outnumber by fifty-fold, if not a hundred, the political exiles’ progeny.”
“Yet hardly more than three in a thousand, for instance, of Scottish ancestry, almost wholly the migration of the heroic defenders of Londonderry, that came, as one hundred and twenty families, in 1718 and 19, could be found in 1775 among dwellers on our soil; a smaller number of the glorious Huguenot exiles above thirty years longer had been resident here, and may have been happy enough by natural increase (though I doubt it) to equal the later band. (Ibid, Preface).
“… of the Protestant defenders of Londonderry, and emigrated from Ireland, so late as 1725.” (Ibid.)

Generation No. 5

  16.  (Deacon) David Burroughs (Jr.), born May 10, 1747, Windsor, CT (March 10, 1746, Stafford, Tolland, CT); married May 8 (March 12 per Lois A. Ellis’s records), 1768, Warren, Worcester, MA.  In Lois Ellis’s Genealogy, the “Intention” is recorded on March 10, 1768 and the marriage date is listed in the Public Record as May 8, 1768.  He served as Selectman in Warren, MA at various times from 1785-1802; and as Assessor in 1799.  In 1783, he purchased land in Warren, MA with Moses Tyler (Bk. 89, p. 42) and with Joseph Gleason (Bk 90, p. 4); in 1793, with Polly Rice (Bk. 117, p. 188), and in 1818 with Josiah Burroughs by lease (Bk. 207, p. 611) (Lois A. Ellis’s Genealogy).  Records from the Congregational Church in Warren, MA indicate that he and his wife were among the Covenant Subscribers on March 9, 1791 and his removal from membership by death in 1838 (Lois A. Ellis’s Genealogy).  He died February 2, 1838, Warren, Worcester, MA, and is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Warren, MA.  A soldier in the American Revolution, he marched April 20, 1775 on the Alarm of April 19, 1775 from Western to Roxbury, service of 9 days.  He was a Private (“David Burrows” or “David Barrows”) in Capt. Joseph Cutler’s Co. of Volunteers, which marched from Western (Warren) of Oakham to join Gen. Gates at the northward Sept. 24, 1777; service of 18 days.  His name “David Burras” also appears on a list engraved on the Soldiers Monument in the center of the Town of Warren, MA. (Lois A. Ellis’s Genealogy).  Over his grace and in the rear stands a bronze marker placed at the expense of the town through the Board of Selectmen as follows:  “Here stands his statue as a private soldier with gun in hand 1775; died Feb. 2, 1838 aged 91 years.”  (Lois A. Ellis records)  The son of David Burroughs  (Sr.) and Sarah Tyler.

   17.  Hannah Blodgett, born November 19, 1749, Stafford, Tolland, CT; died May 13, 1835, Warren, Worcester, MA.  Buried in  Pine Grove Cemetery, Warren, MA.  The daughter of Josiah Blodgett (Jr.) and Margaret Rockwell.

Children (all born, married and died in Warren, Worchester, MA):

i. Eunice Burroughs (“Unice Burress”), born March 11, 1769 in Warren, MA.  Married Frederick Carpenter on November 5 (4), 1789, in Warren, MA.  Died October 5, 1855 in Ischua, NY (aged “96”). (ca. 1833 per Lois Ellis).  Frederick was from Rhode Island and settled in  Warren, MA.  He died in Warren, aged 56.
 Children (12):
  i.  Isaac Carpenter Moved to Franklinville/Farmersville, NY.
  ii.  Eunice Carpenter Moved to Franklinville/Farmersville, NY.
 iii.  Lucy Carpenter Moved to Franklinville/Farmersville, NY.  She married Samuel McCluer.
  iv.  Laura Carpenter Moved to Franklinville/Farmersville, NY.
  v.  Calista Carpenter
  vi.  Mary Carpenter
  vii.  Eliza Carpenter
 viii.  Frederick Carpenter, born Nov. 4, 1804, Warren, MA.  He moved to Franklinville, NY in 1821.  In 1829, he married Elsie Hibner.  She died in 1882.  He owned over 200 acres of woodland in Franklinville, Machias and Ischua, NY  In 1831, he bought the first 40 acres of his farm, paying $4 an acre.  He lived there for 62 years.  He purchased an additional 145 acres.  Other than for 2-3 years in the ashery and mercantile business, he was always a farmer.  In 1835, he was first elected justice of the peace, and although resigning twice, he served in that position nearly 40 years.  He served four years as supervisor of Hinsdale and was the first supervisor of Ischua (then Rice), holding the office in all 19 years.  As a young man, he made two trips on the Erie canal between Buffalo and Albany and was one of the few men alive in 1893 who saw the three Thayers hung in Buffalo.  He died on or after 1893.  (Biographical Sketches from Historical Gazetteer and Biographical Memorial of Cattaraugus County, NY, ed by William Adams, 1893

  i.  David Carpenter, who died at age 21.
  ii.  James Carpenter
  iii.  Sidney Carpenter, of Stevens Point, WI
  iv.  Ruth E. Carpenter.  Married Noah Sherwood of Ischua, NY.
 v.  Frederick L. Carpenter,  married Delilia Chamberlin of Ischua, NY.
  vi.  Sarah E. Carpenter.  Married William McStay of Lyndon.
  vii.  Levi P. Carpenter.  Died in 1860.
  viii.  Eunice S. Carpenter  Married William Wharton of NE.
  ix.  Charles E. Carpenter.  Farmer.  Died in 1860.
  ix.  David Carpenter Moved to Franklinville/Farmersville, NY.
  x.  Sidney Carpenter
  xi.  Hannah Carpenter
  xii.  Charles Carpenter
ii. 8. Tyler Burroughs (“Burress”), born December 17, 1770, Warren, Worcester, MA.
iii. Hannah Burroughs (“Burress”), born June 16, 1772, Warren, MA.  Died March 9, 1845.  Married Dec. 28, 1803, Ebenezer Rich.
iv. David B. Burroughs, born October 6, 1778, Warren, MA.  Married 1) Hulda (Gleason) Glezen on October 24, 1802; 2) Rhobie [Rubie?] Arnold, on April 28, 1814.  He died July 7, 1869, Warren, Worcester County, MA.  According to the US Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880, he died of injuries from a fall at age 91.  He was a retired farmer and a widower.  A Rubie Burroughs, married, is listed in the same schedule.  She died in Dec. 1849 of cancer at the age of 67.  She was born ca. 1783 in MA.

  a.  Philana Burroughs, (daughter) born March 12, 1803, Warren, MA.
 b.  Azubah Burroughs (daughter), born May 29, 1804, Warren, MA.  In the 1880 Census, Azuba B. Ellis,  a widow, was living in Warren, MA, age 76, MA (MA/MA), living with her grandson, George H. Ellis, 17, MA, farm labor (MA/MA), and Anna Shaw, other, 50, CT, housework.
 c.  Samuel R. Burroughs, born Oct. 14, 1805, Warren, MA.  A will for him is recorded in Warren, MA in 1874.
 d.  Welthy Burroughs (daughter), born June 27, 1807, Warren, MA.  In the 1880 Census, Waldo Converse, age 73, a wheel “might” (right), MA, (MA/MA), was living in Warren, MA, with wife, Wealthy, aged 72, MA (MA/MA), keeping house.
 e.  Mildred Burroughs, born March 2, 1809, Warren, MA.  She possibly married Columbus C. Orcutt (see 1880 Census).
  f.  [John Burroughs, born after 1809.]
 In 1826, guardianships were recorded in Western, MA for Wealthy, Mildred and John Burroughs, Probate Index Vol. 1 and 2 A-Z, July 1731-1881,Worcester County, MA (

v. Ruth Burroughs (“Burrougs”), born February 25, 1781, Warren, MA.  Married Isaac Gleason on Dec. 20, 1800.  Died June 13, 1818.
vi. Sarah (Sally) Burroughs, born October 3, 1783, Warren, MA.  Married John Commings (John Graham Cummings) on November 11 (27), 1806.   “I give and bequeath to Sarah Burroughs Daughter to Dea David Burroughs of Western my large Bible.”  Isaac Tyler’s will dated May 14, 1799 of Western, MA (The first 100 years, Warren, MA was known as Western).
vii. Margaret Burroughs, born January 24, 1787, Warren, MA.  Married Isaac (Gleason, Jr.) Glezen, Jr. on March 30, 1809.  Died June 13, 1867.
viii. Josiah Burroughs, born September 3, 1792 in Warren, MA.  Married first, Cynthia Clifford on July 20, 1816, Warren, MA; 2) Louisa Olds, married June 15, 1823 in Warren, MA.  Died March 10, 1818.

   18. Daniel Pratt, born  May 30 (March 3), 1741, Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA; died June 9, 1778 “at Camp Greenage”.  He “married Mary Patten of Connecticut.” (“Matthew Pratt”)  He was a drum cpl. In the Revolutionary Army.  Plymouth County Probate #16081 O.S. pertaining to estate of Daniel, later of Bridgewater.  By request of widow, Mary, Hezekiah Hooper was appointed admin. 24 Feb 1779.  She petitioned for allow. From estate 9 March 1779, “whereas my husband Daniel Pratt died intestate and left me with nine children [unnamed] all under 16.”  Children named in DAR record for Daniel who served at Valley Forge.  Mar. for most found in Worc. Co. towns.  Widow died age 61, “poss. In Vt.”  He is the son of Solomon Pratt and Sarah Johnson.

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 14, page 97: [Descendant of] Corp. Daniel Pratt, of Massachusetts via Tyler Burroughs and Anna Pratt, his wife, the latter the daughter of Daniel Pratt and Mary Patten, his wife.
Daniel Pratt, (1741-78), enlisted from Bridgewater, at the Lexington Alarm in Capt. Nathan Mitchell's company.  He was at the siege of Boston and the New York campaign, 1776, under Capt. James Allen. He served as corporal, 1777, and was in the regiment commanded by Col. Calvin Smith, when he died in camp.

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, 17. Vols., Volume 12, page 672:

Pratt, Daniel, Bridgewater. Drummer, Capt. Nathan Mitchell's co. of Minutemen, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 11 days; also, Private, Capt. James Allen's co., Col. John Bailey's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos., 1 week, 1 day; also, Capt. Allen's co., Gen. John Thomas's regt.; company return dated Roxbury, Oct. 6, 1775; also, Capt. James Allen's co., Col. Simeon Cary's regt.; pay abstract for mileage, dated Camp near New York, Aug. 9, 1776; mileage for 251 miles allowed said Pratt; also, return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Capt. James Allen, Jr.'s co., Col. Edward Mitchell's (3d Plymouth Co.) regt.; residence, Bridgewater; engaged for town of Bridgewater; joined Capt. Porter's co., Col. Wigglesworth's regt.; term, 3 years; also, list of men mustered between March 22, and March 27, 1777, by James Hatch, Muster Master for Plymouth Co.; Col. Michael Jackson's regt.; age, 35 yrs.; enlisted by Capt. John Porter; also, Corporal, Lieut. Colonel's co., Col. Calvin Smith's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from April 1, 1777, to June 9, 1778; reported died June 9, 1778; also, Capt. Daniel Pillsbury's co., Col. Edward Wigglesworth's (4th) regt.; return [year not given]; mustered by County Muster Master; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll for May, 1778, dated Valley Forge; reported sick at Yellow Springs; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll for June, 1778, dated “Greenage;” reported died June 9, 1778.
Secretary of the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, - Vol. I-XVII (17). Boston: Wright and Potter Printing Co., 1896.

19. Mary Patten, born March 3, 1742? Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA; died age 61 in ca. 1803, possibly in Vermont.   Of Connecticut, when she married Daniel Pratt [no date, but possibly ca. 1763].  Possibly the same Mary Pratt who published a marriage intention 9 Oct. 1779, Bridgewater, MA, to Capt. John Shaw of Raynham.  She may be the Mary Patten born March 14, 1742, a daughter of Nathaniel Patten of Killingly, who married Anna Hutchins, October 18, 1730 (1740 according to Early Connecticut Marriages: Fifth Book, Killingly—Putnam Milford, page 35), Killingly-Putnam Congregational Church.  The town of Putnam was incorporated in 1855. It was formed by taking parts of Thompson, Pomfret and Killingly. The old Congregational Church at North Killingly, organized in October 1715, thus came within its limits. Rev. J. Fisk was the first pastor.  Nathaniel Patten had 10 children in Killingly, including Mary, born March 14, 1742. (Patten Genealogy, p. 39).  “Of this family we know nothing further, except that the name of Nathaniel Patten appears on a subscription to hire a minister in South Killingly (CT) in April, 1735.

Children (9):

Solomon Pratt (II), born Nov. 30, 1764, bapt. Dec. 1, 1765, Brookfield  Married Rebecca Richardson.
 Ruth Pratt, born Aug. 23, 1765.
 Cynthia Pratt, born July 11, 1766.
 Sarah Pratt, born Nov. 17, 1768.
  Phebe Pratt, born poss. Feb. 3, 1770.
  Lucretia Pratt, born Sept. 13, 1771.
9.  Anna Pratt, born December 18, 1773, Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA.
Mary Pratt , born April 17, 1775.
  Daniel (Jr.), born Jan. 9, 1777.

Generation No. 6

 32.  David Burroughs (Sr.), born Sept. 30, 1721 in Enfield, Hampshire, MA [Sept (4), 1724], Enfield), Windsor, Hartford, CT; married May 24, 1744, Windsor, Hartford, CT; died age 27 Nov. 14, 1747, Windsor, Hartford County, CT (before his father).  He is buried in the McKinstry Cemetery in Ellington, Tolland County, CT next to his father.  His will was probated June 6, 1749, Windsor, Hartford, CT.  The son of John Burroughs (Jr.) and Sarah Rumrill.  See “A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records.”

 33.  Sarah Tyler, born Feb. 18, 1724, Tolland, Tolland, CT; died 1776, Tolland, Tolland, CT.  The daughter of Deacon John Tyler (Jr.) and Sarah Barron.  She was living in Windsor as of June 6, 1749 when administration was accepted. She was appointed administrator and later the guardian of her children, which was the practice at the time.  She moved to Tolland after David’s death and married ______ Benton and had 4 more children.  She married several times, the last to ____ Olcott.   (Lois A. Ellis’s Genealogy, p. 8).

i.  Anna/Anne Burroughs, born March 12 (1) (1744/1745, Windsor, Hartford, CT (Lois A. Ellis’s Genealogy), Warren, MA (Tolland, CT).  Married Reuben Carpenter, ca. 1765.
ii.  16.  Deacon David Burroughs (Jr.), born March 10, 1746 (May 10, 1747 per Lois A. Ellis’s Genealogy), Windsor), Stafford, Tolland, CT, died Feb. 2, 1838, Warren, Worcester, MA.

 34.  Josiah Blodgett (Jr.), born Nov. 29, 1726, Stafford, Tolland, CT; married Feb. 17, 1746, Stafford, Tolland, CT; died Dec. 7, 1755(6), Stafford, CT.  The son of Josiah Blodgett (Sr.) and Elizabeth Sawyer.

Catalogue of the Names of the First Puritan Settlers of Connecticut
Blodget, Josiah, of Stafford, d. in 1756. Wife, Margaret. He left a son Josiah and perhaps other children.

 35.  Margaret Rockwell, born Nov. 9, 1725, Stafford (Stratford), Tolland, CT; died Sept. 3, 1793, Warren, MA.  The daughter of Benjamin Rockwell and Margaret Parke.  She married Isaac Tyler, Sarah Tyler’s brother after Josiah’s death, see p. 21.

  i.  Eunice Blodgett, born Aug. 29, 1747, Stafford, CT; died Oct. 26, 1750, Stafford, CT.
ii.  Ruth Blodgett, born ca. 1748, Stafford, CT.
iii.  17.  Hannah Blodgett, born Nov. 19, 1749; married Deacon David Burroughs (Jr.) on March 12, 1768, Warren, Worcester, MA; died May 13, 1835, Warren, Worcester, MA.
iv.  Male child born, June 8, 1755, died same day, Stafford, CT.
v.  Josiah?

 36.  Solomon Pratt, born 1686 (1696), MA; married Jan. 27, 1719; died July 26, 1757.  A deacon, his will named all children but gave no surnames for daughters; Plym. Co. Prob. #16205 O.S. dated March 27, 1929 #8369.   The son of Joseph Pratt (Jr.) and Sarah Benson of Bridgewater, MA.

 37.  Sarah Johnson, of Bridgewater, MA, born July 1, 1702.   She died at age 61 (ca. 1763 ) (  The daughter of Isaac Johnson and Abiel (Abigail) Leavitt.

i. Sarah Pratt, born Nov. 22, 1721.  She married Nathan Perkins, April 2, 1752.
  ii.  Abigail/Abiel Pratt, born Dec. 8 (3), 1724.  She married John Conant, March 3, 1745-6.
  iii.  Mary Pratt, born March 6, 1727.  She married Thomas Perkins, Jr., April 5, 1748.
iv.  Solomon Pratt Jr., born Feb. 20, 1728/9  He married 1. Mary Keith of Bridgewater Dec. 3, 1761 (she died Nov. 7, 1764; he married 2. Abigail Hooper, June 11, 1767.
v.  Ebenezer Pratt, born March 3, 1731.  He married 1. Abial widow of John Alger, daughter of John Johnson on Jan. 19, 1758; 2.  Bulah Washburn on Aug. 8, 1760.  He settled in Middleboro.
  vi.  Hannah Pratt, born Sept. 12, 1733.  She married Timothy Hayward, July 16, 1767.
  vii.  Isaac Pratt, born May 15, 1736.  He married Catherine Caswell, Sept. 6, 1758.
  viii.  18.  Daniel Pratt, born May 30 (March 3), 1741.


 Generation No. 7
Ensign John Burroughs (Jr.), born April 16 (Aug. 10), 1685, Enfield, Hampshire, MA, now Enfield, Hartford, CT; married in 1718; died Feb. 14, 1757, East Windsor (now Ellington, Tolland County), Hartford County, CT.  He is buried in the McKinstry Cemetery, Ellington, CT (Burroughs, Blanche in Lois Ellis).  The son of John Burroughs (Sr.) and Sarah _______.  He married1) Elizabeth Pasco (daughter of John and Rachel Pasco of Stafford, CT) ca. 1710 in Enfield (born ca. 1690, Salem, MA; died bef. 1718/1715) and had:  John (1711), Mary (1712), Hannah (1714), and Elijah (1716); 2) Sarah Rumrill, married ca. 1718, Enfield, CT.  Various town records in Lois Ellis’s Genealogy show the following:  He was appointed a field driver on March 10, 1711 or 12 with Abram Pease.  He owned 50 acres in East Windsor (now Ellington, Tolland County) as of May 12, 1712.  On May 23, 1712, he and his first wife, Elizabeth, sold 13 acres of land to Israel Phelps.  John then sold 5 more acres to Phelps on June 18, 1715.  He was among four persons selected as fence viewers for four years on Nov. 24, 1714 at a town meeting.  He was appointed on a land survey commission on Feb. 3, 1717/18.  He sold subsequent parcels of land in Enfield to Thomas Jones in 1716; to John Pryor in 1718; and to Samuel Allyne in 1719.  On June 7, 1720, John Burroughs “of Windsor” sold to Samuel Colton 131 acres.  Both men are listed as planters.  Another entry lists “John Burroughs husbandman late of Enfield now of Windsor Conn. To John Pierce” ½ acre on Dec. 16, 1721. (Ibid.)  In 1735, he was commissioned an “Ensign:”  “This Assembly do establish and confirm Mr. John Burroughs of Windsor to be Ensign of the company or trainband at the place called the Great Marsh in the town of Windsor aforesaid, and order that he be commissioned accordingly.” (Ibid, via Hoadly, Charles, J. The Public Records of The Colony of Connecticut).
His will was dated Dec. 2, 1756, of Windsor, Hartford County, CT.  See Hartford Probate Records, Vol. 17, p. 316.  Inventory of his estate was accepted in Court of Probate on Aug. 3, 1757. Mary, Hannah and Sarah, John’s daughters, each received the household goods after their Mother’s death.  He willed his saw mill and 1 acre of land containing it named “Burroughs Mill” to his sons, Simon, Jonathan and Abner, in equal shares.  His grave marker reads:  “In memory of Ensign John Burroughs who died Feb. 14, 1757 in ye 72 year of his age.” (Stiles History of Ancient Windsor, ref. via Lois A. Ellis’s records.)

Catalogue of the Names of the First Puritan Settlers of Connecticut:

Burroughs, John, of Windsor, d. in 1757. Abner, his son, executor. He left a widow, Sarah--and children, Mary, Hannah, Sarah, Simon, John and Abner. This name has generally been found at Middletown.

Sarah Rumrill, born Feb. 14, 1691, Enfield, Hartford, CT.  The daughter of Simon (Simeon) Rumrill and Sarah Fairman.  She is mentioned in a land records dated Jan. 15, 1729/30 and Dec. 1, 1731:  “John Burroughs and wife Sarah of Windsor Conn. And John Rumeriel to Ebenezer Rumeriel of Freetown (Quit claim) All right in 8 ½ acres of a home lot lying between Elisha Kibbee’s home lot and John Pease’s home lot, it being the north half and was set out to our mother Sarah Stiles of Windsor as her thirds in the estate of her former husband Simon Rumeriel dec. who was father to said Sarah Burroughs and said John Rumeriel.”  “John Burroughs of Windsor Conn. Yeoman and his wife Sarah daughter of Simon Rumrall dec. to Jonathan Terry yeoman (War.)  All right in estate of said Simon Rumrall not already disposed of except in the home lot, viz. 8 acres on Scantick river….”  (Lois A. Ellis Genealogy, p. 5).  She received two cows and the use of her husband’s household goods for her life in his will.  She died in 1757 in East Windsor (now Ellington, Tolland County), CT.

Children with Elizabeth Pasco:

i.  John Burroughs, born April 16, 1711, Enfield, CT; married June 9, 1739/40, Sarah Abbe, Enfield, CT; died Feb. 21, 1798, Gilsum, Chesshire, NH.
ii.  Mary Burroughs, born June 12, 1712, Enfield, CT; married June 30, 1733, Nehemiah Chandler, Enfield, CT; died 1807, age 95, Enfield, Hartford, CT.
iii.  Hannah Burroughs, born June 7, 1714, Enfield, CT.

 Children with Sarah Rumerell:

i.  Simon Burroughs (Sr.), born Sept. 21, 1719, Enfield, CT; died Aug. 12, 1799, Enfield? Hawley, Franklin County, MA.  Married Oct. 30, 1745, Windsor, Hartford, CT, Lydia Porter.
 ii.  No name (possibly Hannah?), born 1723, Windsor, CT.
iii.  David Burroughs (Sr.), born Sept. 30, 1721, Enfield, CT (per Lois A. Ellis) 1724 (4, 1721), Windsor, Hartford, CT; died  Nov. 14, 1747, Windsor, CT.
iv.  Johnathan (Jonathan) Burroughs (Sr.), born June 27, 1725, Enfield (Ellington), Windsor, CT; died Sept. 7, 1763 (1793, Havana, Cuba).  Married Martha Proctor (1718- ) per Victor Burroughs; Judith Webb on March 5, 1752, Windsor, Hartford, CT.
v.  Abner/Abnor Burroughs (Sr.), born June 20, 1728, Enfield, (Windsor) CT.  Died Oct. 15, 1810, Windsor, CT.  Sole executor of his father’s will.  He married Margaret Harper in 1752/53.
vi.  Sarah Burroughs, born Aug. 19, 1731, Windsor, CT; died 1806, near Muncy, Lycoming, PA.  Married James Harper on Nov. 20, 1752, Windsor, CT.
vii.  Elijah Burroughs (not named in his father’s will).

 Will of Ensign John Burroughs:
 (Note that David Burroughs had died in 1747)
 “In the name of God, amen, the 2d Day of December A.D. 1756, I, John Burroughs, of Windsor, in the county of Hartford, and colony of Connecticut in New England, being very sick and weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God therefor, calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament.  That is to say principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God who gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in descent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors, nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God; and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give demise and dispose of the same in the following names and form.

Imprimis.  I give and bequeath to Sarah, my well beloved wife, the two cows that are mine, to dispose of as she thinks best, and also the use of all my household goods during her natural life and after her death, I give and bequeath my beloved daughters, Mary, Hannah and Sarah, all my household goods to be equally divided between them.

Item.  I give to my beloved sons, viz., Simon, Jonathan and Abner, all my other movable estate, except the above mentioned, and also one acre of land that the saw mill stands on, called Burroughs Mill, all to be equally divided between them.

Item.  I also give to my youngest son, Abner, whom I likewise constitute, make and ordain my sole executor of this, my last will and testament, all my lands that I have not already given by deed, except that above mentioned one, and I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannull all and every other former testament, wills, legacies and bequests and executors by me in any ways before named, willed and bequeathed, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.

Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and declared by the said John Burroughs as his last will and testament in presence of us the subscribers.

Phineas Newton, His
Frances Fuller, John __ Burroughs.
Media Fithc, mark. [Seal]

Hartford Probate Records, Vol. 17 page 316.

Note of Carol ( on RootsWeb Burroughs Board, posted Oct. 21, 1999:  “An inventory of the estate of John Burroughs was accepted in Court of Probate August 3, 1757, which amounted to about L100, which was so small because he had given each of his sons a farm and probably his daughter, each a good portion.”

(Deacon) John Tyler (Jr.), born Nov. 6, 1696, Charlestown, Suffolk, MA; married 1720/21, Canterbury, CT; died age 93 on May 27, 1790, West Warren, Worcester, MA.  He moved to Warren, MA after 1751/2.  His will was dated Aug. 19, 1784 and was probated in 1790. (Lois A. Ellis’s Genealogy, p. 10).  The son of John Tyler (Sr.) and Annie Messenger.

Sarah Barron, born Sept. 29, 1695, of Canterbury, Windham, CT.  She died June 1773, Worcester, MA.  The daughter of Isaac Barron and Sarah Goodwin.


i.  Mary Tyler, born Jan. 25, 1722, (Tolland) Canterbury, CT.
ii.  Sarah Tyler, born Feb. 18, 1724, Tolland, Tolland, CT; died 1776, Tolland, Tolland, CT.
iii.  Annah Tyler, born March 12, 1727, Tolland, CT; died Aug. 29, 1803.
iv.  Moses Tyler, born Feb. 25, 1730, Tolland, CT; died ca. 1777.  Possibly married Eleanor.  He settled in Warren, MA (Lois A. Ellis)
v.  Ruth Tyler, born Feb. 28, 1732, Tolland, CT; died April 26, 1814, North Broofield, Worcester, MA.
vi.  Prudence Tyler, born Nov. 26, 1735, Tolland, CT.
vii.  Abner Tyler, born 1738, Tolland; died March 1, 1819, West Warren, MA. He settled in Warren, MA (Lois A. Ellis)
viii.  John Tyler, born ca. 1741, Tolland, CT; died May 30, 1780, Tolland, CT.
ix.  Isaac Tyler, born ca. 1743, Tolland; died Feb. 25, 1810.  Married Margaret Rockwell Blodgett, the widowed mother of Hannah Blodgett, Deacon David Burroughs’s wife.  No children.  He settled in Warren, MA (Lois A. Ellis)

 Josiah Blodgett (Sr.), born March 27, 1696, Woburn, Middlesex Co, MA; married Dec. 16, 1718, Medford, Middlesex County, MA; died May 1, 1775, Stafford, Tolland County, CT.  The son of Samuel Blodgett I and Ruth Eggleton (Iggleden).

 Elizabeth Sawyer, born Nov. 7, 1698, Woburn, Middlesex County, MA; died July 22, 1764, Stafford, Tolland, CT.  The daughter of Joshua Sawyer and Sarah Wright Potter.


i.  Elizabeth Blodgett, born Jan. 12, 1719, Woburn, Middlesex, MA; died 1789, Stafford, CT.
ii.  Ruth Blodgett, born May 20, 1722, Stafford, Tolland, CT; died May 1, 1753, Stafford, CT.
iii.  Josiah Blodgett, born Dec. 24, 1724, Stafford, Tolland, CT; died 1725, same.
  iv.  Josiah Blodgett (Jr.), born Nov. 29, 1726, Stafford, CT; died Dec. 7, 1755, Stafford, CT.
  v.  Suzanne Blodgett, born Nov. 29, 1726, Stafford, CT; died 1728, same.
  vi.  Paul Blodgett, born Aug. 7, 1729, Stafford, Tolland, CT; died May 13, 1732, same.
  vii.  Susanna Blodgett, born 1730, Stafford, Tolland, CT; died May 15, 1732.
  viii.  Silas Blodgett, born Jan. 22, 1731, Stafford, CT; died Aug. 27, 1824, Knox, Albany, NY.
ix.  Susanna Blodgett, born Jan. 12, 1733, Stafford, CT; died Feb. 2, 1815, Wales, Hampden, MA.
  x.  Paul Blodgett, born May 26, 1737, Stafford, CT; died 1800/1818.
  xi.  Sarah Blodgett, born April 4, 1741, Stafford, CT.

 Benjamin Rockwell, born Oct. 26, 1700; Windsor, Hartford, CT; married Feb. 3, 1723, Stratford, Fairfield, CT; died Feb. 4, 1775.  The son of Joseph Rockwell and Elizabeth Drake.

 Margaret Parke, born June 7, 1702, Stonington, New London, CT.  The daughter of Robert Parke and Mary Rose.


  i.  Margaret Rockwell, born Nov. 9, 1725, Stafford, Tolland, CT; died Sept. 3, 1793.
  ii.  Samuel Rockwell, born Nov. 28, 1727, Stafford, Tolland, CT.
  iii.  Elizabeth Rockwell, born ca. 1729, Stafford, Tolland, CT.
  iv.  Mary Rockwell, born ca. 1731, Stafford, Tolland, CT.
  v.  Sarah Rockwell, born ca. 1733, Stafford, Tolland, CT.

 Joseph Pratt (Jr.), born Feb. 2, 1665, Weymouth, MA; died Jan. 13 (14), 1765, Bridgewater, MA age 99 years, 11 mos.  He married 1. Sarah Benson, of Hull; 2. Anna Carver Richards of Weymouth on Dec. 14, 1721 (born 1674, died March 21, 1766, aged 92 – no children).  He lived in Weymouth, where he held such town offices as fence-viewer, surveyor of highways, etc., being styled Junior in the town records.  In 1704-5, he removed to Bridgewater with his cousin, William Pratt, where he again held positions of trust in the town affairs, being on the Grand Jury, Feb. 17, 1720, and a selectman, 1739.   He sold a mill at Abington, 1704 (probably being interested with Matthew Pratt, his cousin, in business).  The Boston News Letter of January 31, 1765, states as follows:  “On the fourteenth of this month died at Bridgewater Joseph Pratt, aged 100 years.  A man of good character and religious profession.  He had twenty children by his first wife, but none by his second, who still survives him, about 90 years of age.”  He was called “Little-leg Joe” on account of one leg being a trifle short (“Matthew Pratt”).  His will dated March 13, 1755, names Anna, son Joseph, deceased; all children below except Jonathan; grandchildren of daughter Sarah Snow deceased; grandson Seth, son of Nathaniel, deceased; granddaughter Anna, daughter of Nathaniel; granddaughter Hannah Connant; and Hannah, widow of son Nathaniel.  The son of Joseph Pratt (Sr.) and Sarah Judkins.  The second wife was Ann Philips.

 Sarah Benson, of Hull.

 Children (20) all with Sarah Benson (see Mitchell’s History of Bridgewater):

i.  Joseph Pratt, of Bridgewater, born ca. 1688; died 1753 (before 1765).  He married 1. Lydia Leonard, Dec. 9, 1712; 2. Alice Hayward (widow Alice Cushman), April 5, 1749.  He was a surveyor of highways and a tithing-man, 1720.  He had 10 children.
ii.  Benjamin Pratt, born 1693.  He died 1762.  He married Sarah Kingman, daughter of Henry, June 24, 1719.
  iii.  Solomon Pratt, born 1696.
iv.  David Pratt, born ca. 1698 (1708).  He died 1799.  On April 30, 1722, he married 1. Joannah Allen, daughter of Ebenezer and settled in East Bridgewater.  He married 2.  widow Anna (Bryant) Leonard, Jan. 31, 1738.  He had 12 children among his two wives.
  v.  Jonathan Pratt, born May 3, 1700; possibly died before 1755.
vi.  Nathan(iel) Pratt, born March (Nov.) 23, 1701; died 1749 (before 1765).  He married 1.  Sarah Snow, daughter of Benjamin or Allen, she died 1743; then, he married 2. Hannah Conant, Nov. 5, 1745.  By his first wife, he had son Seth and daughter Anna, who married John Packard.
vii.  Samuel Pratt, born ca. 1704.  He married Bethia Byram, daughter of Nicholas, Dec. 30, 1729, and settled in East Bridgewater.  The family moved westward after Bethias death in 1774.
  viii.  Sarah Pratt, born ca. 1710; died before 1755.  She married Ebenezer Snow in 1728.

 Isaac Johnson, born Feb. 18, 1667, Hingham, Plymouth Colony, New England.  Died May 27, 1738, West Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, MA.  Death may have been in 1735.  Isaac purchased land at Bridgewater, Mass., of John Alden, June 20, 1700. He sold his land in Hingham, Mass., to Matthew Cushing, June 25, 1700.  He married Abigail Leavitt, daughter of John Leavitt & Sarah Gilman, abt 1690.  The widow of Isaac Lassell.  Isaac Johnson was the son of Humphrey Johnson and Elinor Cheney.

Sources: "Hingham, Mass.,: Vol. II, p. 385.
Journal of American Genealogy, Vol. II, 1st Quarter, p. 40.
"Sandwich Records," p. 284.
"History of Bridgewater, Mass.," 2nd edition 1897, p. 211. Deborah is listed as dau. of Isaac and Abigail (Leavitt).
SML Comment: See Benjamin Johnson and Rebecca Hersey for Deborah (Johnson) Perry.
 Abigail Leavitt, born Dec. 9, 1667, Hingham, Plymouth Colony.  Upon her marriage to Isaac Johnson, she was the widow of Isaac Lassell.  Died Jan. 4, 1748, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, MA.  (Sharrow/Charron Genealogy,  The daughter of John Leavitt & Sarah Gilman.

 Children (See above website for more information):

  i.   David Johnson, born 1692
  ii.   Hanah Johnson, born 1695
  iii.   Solomon Johnson, born 1696; died 1771.
  iv.   James Johnson, died 1787.
  v.   Daniel Johnson, born 1700
vi.   37.  Sarah Johnson, born 1702.
vii. John Johnson, born 1705; died 1770
viii. Joseph Johnson, born Dec. 1707; died Nov. 6, 1730.
ix. Benjamin Johnson, born 1711; died 1768
x. Mary Johnson, born 1716; died 1757
Generation No. 8

John Burroughs (Sr.), born 1651, England, probably Southwest England – Counties of Gloucester, Somersetshire, Wiltshire or Hampshire – with Laverstock, Wiltshire, being a popular Burroughs home, per Victor Burroughs; died May 25, 1693, Marshfield, Plymouth, MA (Enfield (Hampshire, MA)).  Per Victor Burroughs, he left England ca. 1673 (between 1667 and 1673) and was a farmer.  He was one of 3 men who built the Congregational Church at Enfield.  Per Savage, he arrived in Enfield in 1684. Married ca. 1679, CT, Hannah, born ca. 1658; died Sept. 8, 1729, Enfield, CT (Hampshire, MA).  “In 1680, he was one of the first settlers in Enfield, Hampshire, CT located about 15 miles north of Hartford on the Connecticut River.  As one of the original proprietors, he was granted a home lot and outland.  Town records indicate that in December 1680, John Burroughs was granted the 5th lot south of Perry Land in the south of Enfield and a farm in the East Precinct of Enfield, which was later incorporated as the Township of Somers in 1734.  Enfield was an out colony of Salem through Springfield, MA (Victor Burroughs).  Enfield was governed by the Springfield, Hampshire, MA Commission until 1693 when it began to control its own affairs.  It remained in Hampshire County, MA until 1750 when it became a part of Hartford County, CT.” (Theodora Blanche Burroughs in Lois Ellis’s Genealogy.)  His will was dated 1691, Enfield, CT (Hampshire, MA) and was probated on Sept. 2, 1693 at Springfield.  “Hannah” was the executor of his estate, possibly a second wife. (See copy of his will.)    The outlying section of John Burroughs farm was called “Somers,” which may have been named for Sir George Somers (1554-1610) of Dorsetshire, England, who was prominent in the colonization of Virginia. (Theodora Blanche Burroughs in Lois Ellis’s Genealogy).  The Burroughs Family appears in the Enfield area around 1680 (Lois A. Ellis, Genealogy of an Ellis Family…, p. (i)).  Possibly his father was John Burroughs and his mother was Rebecca, based on English naming traditions (Victor Burroughs).

Hannah _______, born 1657/1658, Scituate, Plymouth, MA.  Alive at John’s death.  She married Aug. 30, 1693/94 William Booth (son of Simeon and Rebecca Frost Booth).  Died Sept. 8, 1729, Enfield, CT, per Savage.


i.  Hannah Burroughs, born ca. 1680, Enfield, CT/Hampshire, MA.  Married Samuel Allen on May 29, 1700, Enfield.
ii.  Rebecca Burroughs, born June 1683, Enfield; died 5-1-1684, same.
iii.  (Ensign) John Burroughs (Jr.), born April 16 (Aug. 10), 1685, Enfield; died Feb. 14, 1757, East Windsor (now Ellington, Tolland County), Hartford, CT.  Buried in Ellington, CT.  He received his father’s house in his will.
iv.  Sarah Burroughs, born ca. 1689 (1687), Enfield, CT.  Died after 1693.  Mentioned in her father’s will.

Will of John Burroughs (Sr.):

“In Enfield, the last will of John Burroughs, in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred and ninetie one is as followeth, - and now being weak in boddy yet sound in mynde and memory, not knowing how soon this life of myne may expire, I do comitt my soul unto God who gave me itt, and for my hopes as to another life, the Lord having given some measure, made sensible of my undone and doe believe in Jesus’ X for righteousness and pardon of my sins and desire repentance towards God my maker and preserver, and that God would  axcept of me in and through Jesus Xt, and doe comitt my boddy to the dust believing that there shall be a glorious ressurrection when this boddy of myne shall be raysed againe.  As to that portion of my outward estate which it hath pleased God to give me withall, after my funerall charges is payed and my just debts payed, what remaynes I doe dispose of as followeth:

I doe give and bequeath my whole estate to my wife, that is to say the use of it during her naturall life, for her comfort and bringing up of my children.  But if God should in his providence give her opportunitie to change her condition then to have the thirds of my estate during natural life.

I doe give my son John Burroughs my house and lands excepting my wives 3ds and some small legacies to my two daughters Hannah and Sarah Burroughs, that is to say, my house and land I give to my son John Burroughs and his heirs forever, he paying to my two daughters Hannah and Sarah Burroughs heirs ten pounds apiece and my wives 3ds.  I except in my gift to my son above named and these legacies to be payed to my daughters above writtyn when my son comes of age, within four years after he comes of age the two first years to pay per year to my daughter Hannah and the two years following five pounds a year to my daughter Sarah, that clause in the bequeathing my whole estate to my wife during her natural life is to be understood till my son comes of the age of twenty-one years.

In witness I hereunto as my last will and testament I set to my hand and seale.  I do appoint and constitute my loving wife to be my sole executor of my estate.

John Burroughs, a seal affixed and in the presence of these witnesses.
Joseph Warriner.
Benjamin Parsons.

The last will of John Burroughs, late of Enfield in Hampshire, deceased, was presented this 2 of September, 1693, before me at Springfield & proved by the oaths of Joseph Warriner & Benjamin Parsons, who swore to their seeing him seal and subscribe the same when he was, to their apprehension of sound understanding and soe is proved and allowed & all & singular the said goods chattels & credits of the deceased was committed to Hannah Burroughs, wife of the said John Burroughs, executor in the same will named.  Well and truly to administer & make a perfect inventory of all & singular of the goods, chattels, rights & credits & exhibit the same into the Register office according to law & to render a true account of her said administration upon oath when called thereto.

Allowed pr John Pyncion, Esqr.
Attested pr Samuel Partrigg, Register”

Simon Rumrill (Rumerell/Rummerell), born ?, of Enfield, Hartford, CT; married Feb. 3, 1690 (1692 per Savage), Enfield, CT; died April 13, 1705, Enfield, CT.  Parents unknown.

Sarah Fairman, born 1676, of Enfield, Hartford, CT; died July 28, 1747.  The daughter of John Fairman (Jr.) and Elizabeth _________.


 i.  Sarah Rumrill, born Feb. 14, 1691 (1693), Enfield, Hartford, CT.
ii.  Simon Rumrill, born Nov. 23, 1694, Enfield, Hartford, CT; died before July 26, 1696, Enfield, CT.
iii.  Simon Rumrill, born July 26, 1696, Enfield, Hartford, CT; died before 1757.
iv.  Ebenezer Rumrill, born March 22, 1700 (1702), Enfield, Hartford, CT; died before 1764.
v.  John Rumrill, born Sept. 15 or Oct. 21, 1704, Enfield, Hartford, CT; died Nov. 28, 1770.

John Tyler (Sr.), “Captain John Tyler” born Sept. 14, 1669, (Rowley Village) Andover, Essex, MA; married Annie Messenger on Nov. 14, 1695, Boston, Essex, MA; died June 17, 1756, Boxford, Essex, MA at age 86 (Tyler Genealogy and Vital Records of Boxford).  The son of Moses Tyler and Prudence Blake.  Believed to have been a “Master Mariner” and is said to have spent 20 years on the ocean (Tyler Genealogy).  He was military enlisted and served five months in King William’s War in 1688 (Ibid).  He lived between 1696 and 1702 in Charlestown, MA, where the births of his firt two children were recorded.  He was bought, from Ephraim Foster, of Andover, blacksmith, in consideration of lbs70 in silver, paid by “Mr. John Tiler, living in Boxford, Mariner, conveying a house and land in Boxford… being 1/3 of right therein of Robert Eams, Sr., purchased of Jacob Eams, who had it from his father’s estate on 1 Mar 1702.” (Ibid.)

Annie Messenger, born 1676, Boston, Suffolk, MA; died Feb. 11, 1745, Boxford, Essex, MA.  The daughter of John Messenger/Messinger and Martha _______.


i.  John Tyler (Jr.), born Nov. 6, 1696, Charlestown, Suffolk, MA; died 1790, West Warren, Worcester, MA.
ii.  Moses Tyler, born July 14, 1700, Charlestown, Suffolk, MA; died 1781, Pembroke, NH (Oct. 16, 1778 at Hopkinton, NH at age 78 (Church Records of Hopkinton, NH, n.d.)).  Married Miriam Bailey on Sept 25, 1734.  He was a military member of the second company of Boxford militia in 1757.


 i.  Joshua Tyler, born at Hopkinton, NH.
 ii.  Moses Tyler, born 1735 at Chester, NH.
 iii.  Hannah Tyler, born 1737, Chester, NH.
iv.  Adonijah Tyler, born 1739, Chester, NH; married Mary Abott ca. 1760; married Lydia Davis on May 7, 1781, Hopkinton, NH.  He died on Oct. 12, 1812, Hopkinton, NH (Tyler Genealogy and Church Records of Hopkinton).

Children with Mary Abott:
 i.  James Tyler, born April 12, 1760; married Sarah Gould

v.  Jepitah Tyler, born 1741, Chester, NH.
vi.  Abigail Tyler, born 1741, Chester, NH.
vii.  Hespiah Tyler.
viii.  Nancy Tyler.
ix.  Lucretia Tyler, born 1748, Pembroke, NH.
iii.  Anna Tyler, born Jan. 1, 1702, Boxford, Essex, MA; died after 1743, Boston?, MA.  Married John Harris.
iv.  Martha Tyler, born Feb. 5, 1704, Boxford, Essex, MA; died after 1726, Marblehead?, MA.  Married Samuel Read.
v.  Prudence Tyler, born Jan. 15, 1706, Boxford, Esses, MA; died July 23, 1804, Boxford, MA.  Unmarried.
vi.  Abner Tyler, born Feb. 15, 1708, Boxford, Essex, MA; died Dec. 8, 1777, Brookfield, Worcester, MA.  Married Hannah Stevens, the daughter of Benjamin Stevens on Feb. 1, 1742 at Andover, Essex, MA.  Abner’s will was probated Jan. 8, 1778, in which he mentions the “mansion house in which I now live” and appointed his son John as executor and made him residuary legatee.

i.  Nathan Tyler, born Nov. 14, 1742, Boxford, Essex, MA; died 1759, Warren, MA of smallpox on his way home from the war in 1758.  He was in the French and Indian War.
 ii.  John Tyler, born March 13, 1745, Boxford, Essex, MA.
 iii.  Gideon Tyler, born July 1, 1747, Broofield, MA.
iv.  Hannah Tyler, born Feb. 15, 1749, Brookfield, MA; married Thomas Tufts on Feb. 27, 1769.
v.  Molly Tyler, born Sept. 1, 1753, Brookfield, MA.
vi.  Moses Tyler, born March 16, 1756, Brookfield, MA.
vii.  Joshua Tyler, born Aug. 12, 1758, Brookfield, MA.
viii.  Patty (Martha) Tyler, born Jan. 13, 1763, Brookfield, MA; married John Hibbard May 13, 1781.
ix.  Nabby (Abigail) Tyler, born Dec. 15, 1765, Brookfield, MA; married Jesse Ayres Sept. 7, 1783.
vii.  Joshua Tyler, born Feb. 3 (March 2), 1711, Boxford, MA; died Feb. 8, 1715, Boxford, Essex, MA.
viii.  Gideon Tyler, born Dec. 8, 1712, West Boxford, Essex, MA; died Oct. 7, 1800, West Boxford, MA.  Married Mehitable Kimball on April 14, 1748 at Boxford, Essex, MA.  He was in the second Boxford company of militia and an ensign of a company.  He was in the Continental Army and also one of a committee to hire soldiers for “future public service” in 1776.  His will is dated Sept. 13, 1792 and his estate was valued at $12,076.58 and included 280 acres of land in Boxford and Andover, MA.  For more details see the Tyler Genealogy.

Children, all born at Boxford, Essex, MA (and died there, unless noted otherwise):
 i.  Mehitable Tyler, born Dec. 21, 1748; died Sept. 28, 1833.
ii.  John (Jonathan) Tyler, born April 1, 1751.  Had a daughter, Sally Tyler and a grandson, John E. Gage as of 1833.
 iii.   Anna Tyler, baptized Feb. 11, 1753; died Sept. 23, 1833, age 80, unmarried.
 iv.  Amos Tyler, born Feb. 16, 1753; died Sept. 23, 1833, age 80.
v.  Dean Tyler, born June 3, 1755; died Oct. 1802 at Marietta, OH at age 47; unmarried.  He graduated in 1776 from Harvard College and was one of the founders of Waterford, Ohio, his lot being 100 acres.  The garrison for the settlement was called “Fort Tyler” in 1789.
vi.  Sarah Tyler, born Feb. 8, 1758; married John Robinson April 3, 1781, Andover, Essex, MA.
vii.  Stephen Tyler, born June 9, 1760; deceased by Setp. 11, 1833.  He had children.
viii.  William Tyler, born Jan. 15, 1764; died Nov. 2, 1764.

ix.  Sarah Tyler, born April 1, 1713 (12), Boxford, MA; died about 1713, West Boxford.
x.  Hannah Tyler, born June 13, 1714, Boxford, MA; died before 1756, Lennoxville, Canada.  Died in infancy.
xi.  Abigail Tyler, born Aug. 2, 1715, Boxford, MA; died after 1750, Sutton, MA.  Married Isaac Dodge.
xii.  Ruth Tyler, born 1717, Boxford, MA; christened June 30, 1728, Boxford.  Married Daniel Hovey.

Isaac Barron (Sr.), born Dec. 1, 1671, Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA; married Dec. 6, 1694, Middlesex, MA; died Sept. 16, 1739, Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA.  The son of Moses Barron and Mary Learned.

Sarah Goodwin, born 1674, Chelsford, Middlesex, MA; died 1714.  Parents unknown.

 i.  Isaac Barron (Jr.), born ca. 1693?, Chelmsford, MA.
 ii.  Sarah Barron, born Sept. 29, 1695, Canterbury, Windham, CT.
 iii.  Mary Barron, born Sept. 22, 1698, Chelmsford, MA; died April 25, 1699, same.
 iv.  Elizabeth Barron, born Dec. 9, 1700, Chelmsford, MA.
 v.  Hannah Barron, born Oct. 14, 1703, Chelmsford, MA.

Samuel Blodgett I, born July 12, 1633, Woburn, Middlesex, MA; married Dec. 31, 1655, Woburn, Middlesex, MA and died May 21, 1720 (July 3, 1693 per Savage), Woburn, MA.  He “was rep. 1693” per Savage Vol. I.  The son of Thomas Bloggett/Blodgett and Susanna (Susan) Thompson.

Ruth Eggleton (Iggleden), born Nov. 8, 1631, Woburn, Middlesex, MA; died Oct. 14, 1703, Woburn, Middlesex, MA.  The daughter of Stephen Eggleston (III) and Elizabeth (Jane) Bennett.


i.  Ruth Blodgett, born Dec. 28, 1656, Woburn, Middlesex, MA; died Dec. 18, 1695, of Woburn, MA.
ii.  Samuel Blodgett, born Oct. 12 (Dec. 10), 1658, Woburn, MA; died Nov. 5, 1743, same.
iii.  Thomas Blodgett, born Feb. 26, 1661, Chelmsford, MA; died Sept. 29, 1740, Westford, Middlesex, MA.  Married Nov. 11, 1685 to Rebecca Tidd, daughter of John
iv.  Susanna Blodgett, born Feb. 17, 1664, Woburn, MA; died Feb. 9, 1714, same.
v.  Sarah Blodgett, born Feb. 17, 1668, Woburn, MA; died Sept. 19, 1692, Concord, MA.
vi.  Martha Blodgett, born Sept. 15, 1673, Woburn, MA; died after Feb. 1710 (twin of Mary).
vii.  Mary Blodgett, born Sept. 15, 1673, Woburn, MA; died March 11, 1752, same.
viii.  Daniel Blodgett, born March 24, 1685, Woburn, MA; died Dec. 15, 1762, Stafford, CT.
ix.   Josiah Blodgett (Sr.), born March 27, 1696 in Woburn, Middlesex County, MA; died May 1, 1775, Stafford, Tolland County, CT. [Note his birthday does not work with Ruth or Samuel dates.]
Note the last three and Susanna are not in Savage and probably had different parents

Joshua Sawyer (Sr.), born March 13, 1655, Lancaster, Worcester, MA; married Jan. 2, 1678, Lancaster, Worcester, MA.  Adm freeman 1690.  Died July 14, 1738, Woburn, Middlesex, MA.  The son of Thomas Sawyer and Mary Prescott.

 Sarah Wright Potter, born Feb. 16, 1652, Woburn, Middlesex, MA.  The daughter of John Wright (Jr.) and Priscilla Byfield.


i.  Abigail Sawyer, born May 17, 1679, Woburn, Middlesex, MA.
ii.  Joshua Sawyer (Jr.), born June 20, 1684, of Woburn (Charlestown), MA; died March 1, 1738 (1737), Woburn, MA.  Buried First Bur. Ground, Woburn Center,  Middlesex, MA.  Married   Mary Carter on 5-22-1706.
iii.  Sarah Sawyer, born July 4, 1687, Woburn, Middlesex, MA; died June 21, 1737, Woburn, MA.
iv.  Hannah Sawyer, born Nov. 25, 1689, Lancaster, MA; died June 18, 1747.
v.  Martha Sawyer, born April 26, 1692, Woburn, MA.
vi.  Elizabeth Sawyer, born Nov. 7, 1698, Woburn, Middlesex, MA; died July 22, 1764, Stafford, Tolland, CT.
vii.  Mary Sawyer, born Sept. 14, 1706, of Woburn, MA; died 1766.

 Joseph Rockwell, born May 22, 1670, Windsor, Hartford, CT; married Jan. 23, 1694, Probably Windsor, Hartford, CT; died June 26, 1733, Windsor, Hartford, CT.  The son of  Samuel Rockwell and Mary Norton.

 Elizabeth Drake, born Nov. 2, 1677, Windor, Hartford, CT; died after 1731, Windsor, CT.  The daughter of  Job Drake and Elizabeth Alvord.


i.  Joseph Rockwell, born Nov. 23, 1695, Windsor, Hartford, CT; died Oct. 16, 1746, Windsor, Hartford, CT.
ii.  Elizabeth Rockwell, born Dec. 12, 1698, Windsor, CT; died Nov. 1699, Windsor, CT.
  iii.  Benjamin Rockwell, born Oct. 26, 1700, Windsor, Hartford, CT; died Feb. 4, 1775.
iv.  James Rockwell, born June 3, 1704, E. Windsor, Hartford, CT; died Oct. 15, 1776, Litchfield, CT.
v.  Job Rockwell, born April 13, 1709, Windsor, CT; died Aug. 23, 1751.
vi.  Elizabeth Rockwell, born July 24, 1713, Windsor, CT; died Sept. 24, 1751.  Married Jonathan Huntington in 1734.

 Robert Parke, born Nov. 24, 1681, New London, New London, CT; married 1692/3, New London, New London, CT; died Sept. 11, 1707, Preston, New London, CT.  The son of Thomas Parke and Dorothy Thompson.  [Note:  This Robert Parke conflicts with Savage.  This Parke should be born after 1648, New London and married Rachel Leffingwell, Nov. 24, 1681.  He died bef. Sept. 1707.  They had Rebecca, born Sept. 7, 1682 and James, born 1684, + eight more children.]

 Mary Rose, born April 20, 1655, Stratford, Fairfield, CT; died 1726, New London, New London, CT.  The daughter of Robert Rose (III) and Rebecca _______.


  i.  Margaret Parke, born June 7, 1702, Stonington, New London, CT.

 Joseph Pratt (Sr.), born Aug. 10, 163(7)9 (June 10, 1637 per “Matthew Pratt of Weymouth”), Weymouth, Suffolk County, MA; died Dec. 24, 1720.  He lived with his parents until his marriage.  He married Sarah Judkins on May 7, 1662.  He was the youngest son, and lived with his parents until about the time of his marriage.  His name frequently occurs in the Town Records, in which are found his birth, marriage and death.  In 1666 and 1673 he was a fence-viewer.  In 1667, he cut 500 shingles for his house.  In 1681, he was appointed to cut 5 cords of wood a year for the Pastor; in 1682, he was on a committee to rebuild the Meeting House.  In 1685, he was a way-warden; in 1688 a surveyor; in 1693, he was named a “freeholder” and in 1706 a surveyor of highways.  In 1709, he was chosen to lay off land adjoining his own.  In 1710, 87 rods of land were laid out for Joseph Pratt, senior, bounded by land, owned by himself and Samuel Whitmarsh, who married Hannah, the daughter of Matthew Pratt (his niece).   He appears, by the records, to have been prominent, not only in the town affairs, but in the church.  All children and son-in-law Aaron Pratt named in will dated March 5, 1719 (Boston Probate), in which he names his children, Joseph, John, William, Ephraim, Sarah, Experience, Hannah and Samuel.  Witnesses were Edward Bate, John Reed and Joshua Torrey.  He was the son of Macuth (Matthew) and Elizabeth Kingham.

JOSEPH Pratt, Weymouth, by w. Sarah, had Sarah, b. 31 May 1664; Joseph, [p.474] 2 Feb. 1666; and John, 17 May 1668; was freem. 1672, and perhaps sw. again in 1674, when he liv. perhaps at Nantucket, and had there Mary, 16 Sept. 1675. (Volume 3, page 476, Pratt, Genealogical Dictionary of New England Settlers)

 Sarah Judkins, born Dec. 7, 1645 (1638 per “Matthew Pratt of Weymouth”).  She died Jan. 14, 1726, a widow.  The daughter of Job Judkins and Sarah  ____, of Boston, MA.

 Children born in Weymouth (* listed in History of Weymouth):

*i.  Sarah Pratt, of Hingham, born May 31, 1664.  She married Aaron Pratt, son of Phineas Pratt; she died June (July) 22, 1706.  According to the Phineas Pratt book , her father, Joseph, was believed to have been Aaron’s father’s brother.  Aaron married 2) Sarah Cummings (Wright), a widow on Sept 4, 1707.  She died Dec. 25, 1752.  Aaron died Feb. 23, (25), 1735, aged 81 years.  Note that an update to the Matthew Pratt book that Matthew “may have been a near relative of Phineas Pratt, who was a member of the Weston Colony of 1622, yet the connection does not appear on any record, nor is any connection traced between him and Aaron Pratt of Cohasset, except by marriage, or any of the many families of the name who were among the earliest settlers of New England.”
  *ii.  Joseph Pratt (Jr.), born Feb. 2, 1665/6.
*iii.  John Pratt, was born 17 MAY 1668 in Weymouth, Norfolk County, MA. He married Mercy Newcombe. She was born APR 1665 in Braintree, Norfolk County, MA, and died 2 MAR 1701 in Braintree, Norfolk County, MA.  This line goes to Horatio Alger, Jr.
*iv.  William Pratt, of Weymouth, born ca. 1670.  Alive March 5, 1718-19.  He married Experience King.
*v.  Ephraim Pratt, of Weymouth, born ca. 1674.  Alive March 5, 1718-19.  He died ca. 1745.  He married Phebe ____ (she died Dec. 2, 1736).  He possessed considerable land in Weymouth and was elected Surveyor of Highways, 1724; Tithing-Man, 1725; fence-viewer 1729-1732, and other offices were held by him subsequently.  His will is dated Feb. 9, 1740, in which he leaves property valued at £191 8d 0s. (“Matthew Pratt of Weymouth”).
vi.  Mary Pratt, born Sept. 16, 1675, in Nantucket
  *vii.  Hannah Pratt, born ca. 1678?  She married ____ Hines.
*viii.  Samuel Pratt, born ca. 1682?  He inherited the homestead in Weymouth.  In 1734, he was a surveyor.  Weymouth Records indicate land was granted to him in 1710.
  *ix.  Experience Pratt, born ca. 1685.  She married David Battle of Hingham, March 13, 1707.

Humphrey Johnson, Birth: ABT 5 NOV 1620 in Great Amwell, Hertfordshire, England.
He died Hingham, Mass., on 24 Jul 1692(3).  He first married Elinor Cheney, daughter of William Cheney & Margaret, on Mar 20, 1642/3 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co, MA. Born England abt 1626. Died Hingham, Mass., on 29 Sep 1678.  He second married Abigail May, on 6 Dec 1678.  Daughter of Samuel and Abigail (Stansfall) May, or the widow Abigail May, Samuel having died July 17, 1677. She was living in Roxbury, Mass., May 7, 1714, when she sold land. Possibly the widow Stanfield and widow May.  Humphrey was the son of Captain John Johnson and Mary Heath.

              Elinor/Eleanor (“Ellen”) Cheney  b: ABT 1626 in England.  Died Hingham, Mass., on 29 Sep 1678.  The daughter of William Cheney & Margaret Cole. William Cheney, was an ancestor of President William H. Taft.  Their line also leads to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd US President.

 i.  Mehitable Johnson (1644-1689) She married Samuel Hinsdale.  This line goes to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 7 generations.
  ii.  Martha (died 1714)
   iii.  Deborah. Born Roxbury, Mass., on Jan or Nov 20, 1649/0. Baptized on 20 Feb .
  iv.  John. Born Roxbury, Mass., in Mar 1653. Died Hingham, Mass., on 12 Jun 1674.   Drowned.
 v.  Benjamin (1657-1707)
  vi.  Margaret (1659-1739)
   vii.  Deborah. Born Scituate, Mass., in 1661. Died on 1 Apr 1669.
  viii.  Mary. Born Scituate, Mass., on 19 Apr 1663.
  ix.  Nathaniel (1666-1755) He married Abigail
  x.  Isaac (1667-1738)
   xi.  Joseph. Died Hingham, Mass., on 6 Sep 1676.

Children with second wife, Abigail:
   i.  John (1679-)
  ii.  Deborah (1682-)
John Leavitt (Deacon) b: 1608 in Dorchester, England

Sarah Gilman b: 19 JAN 1622 in Hingham, Norfolk,England


i. Abigaill Leavitt, born Dec. 9, 1667, Hingham, Plymouth Colony

Generation No. 9

 John Fairman (Jr.), aka Ferman and possibly Firmin, born about 1646, of Enfield, Hartford, CT; died Dec. 13, 1684, Enfield, Hartford, CT.  The son of *John Fairman (Sr.) (born 1588, Stoke-By-Bayland, Suffolk, England; immigrated to MA _________; married before 1648; died before 1653 in Watertown, Middlesex, MA).  Mother unknown (born 1627, MA).

 Elizabeth _______, born about 1650, of Enfield, Hartford, CT.  Parents unknown.


  i.  Elizabeth Fairman, born Feb. 11/Nov. 12, Dec. 11, 1674, Salem, Essex, MA
  ii.  John Fairman, born ca. 1675, Salem, Essex, MA.
iii.  Sarah Fairman, born 1676, of Enfield, Hartford, CT; died July 28, 1847.
iv.  John Fairman, born Oct. 5, 1678, Salem, Essex, MA; died May 27, 1753.
v.  James Fairman, born April 8, 1683, Salem, Essex, MA (Enfield, CT); died before May 16, 1721, Somers, Tolland, CT.

 Moses Tyler (Sr.), born 1641/2 of Rowley, Roxbury removed to Andover, MA ca. 1700; married July 6, 1666, Andover, (Essex) Suffolk, MA; died Oct. 2, 1727, Boxford, Essex, MA (Andover, per Savage).  Quartermaster by com. title.  He married 1) Prudence Blake on July 6, 1666 at Andover, Essex, MA (Vital Records of Andover).  He married 2) Sarah ________ and had a son, Jacob and 5 daughters:  Joanna, Abigail, Martha, Catharine and Sarah.  He married Martha Hasey ca. 1690 and had 1 child:  Jacob Tyler, born 1-9-1691, Boxford, MA; and later, Abigail Kimball; then Abigail Foster; and later Martha Fisk on 8-13-1718 at Andover (no children).  The son of Job Tyler and Mary Horton.  He had at least 6 wives.  His will is in Geneal. Reg. XII, 319.  Eight sons and three daughters and children of two daughters who were deceased, had shares in his estate either by advancem. or testam. (Savage).

 Prudence Blake, born April 15, 1647, Gloucester, Essex, MA; died March 9 (19), 1688 (1689) (Per Savage, March 19, 1689), Andover, Essex, MA.  The daughter of George Blake who lived in Boxford and Dorothy _______.

 Children (10 out of Prudence per Savage):

i.  Moses Tyler (Jr.), born Feb. 16, 1667, Rowley Village, Andover, Essex, MA; died Oct. 11, 1732, same.  Married Ruth Perley.  Constable of Rowley in 1703.
ii.  John Tyler (Sr.), born Sept. 14, 1669 (1667 - Savage), Rowley Village, Andover, Essex, MA; died Jan. 13 (Savage) (June 17), 1756, Boxford, Essex, MA.  Sh. Master.  Married Annie Messenger.
iii.  Joseph Tyler, born Sept. 18, 1671, Boxford (Andover), Essex, MA; died 1698/99, Salem, MA or (Barbados) West Indies.  Married Martha ____.  He was a “confessed” witch.
iv.  Ebenezer Tyler, born Sept. 18 (Dec. 17), 1673, Rowley Village, Andover, Essex, MA; died Dec. 1, 1743, Boxford, MA.  Married Elizabeth Walker before 1694 (Born ca. 1668, MA; died April 9, 1745, Essex County, MA).
v.  Job Tyler II, born Dec. 16, 1675, Andover, Essex, MA; died Dec. 3, 1754, Rowley Village, (Andover), Essex, MA.  Married Margaret Bradstreet; then Priscilla Peabody; then Mary Brocklebank.  Constable of Boxford in 1706.
vi.  Samuel Tyler, born May 2, 1678, Boxford (Andover), Essex, MA; died before 1700, Rowley Village, MA.
vii.  Nathaniel Tyler, born Aug. 14, 1680, Boxford (Andover), Essex, MA; died before 1700, Rowley Village, MA.
viii.  Jonathan Tyler, born March 3 (8), 1682/3, Rowley Village, MA; died after 1727, MA or ME.  Married Phoebe Chandler.
ix.  James Tyler, born Dec. (May) 7, 1685, Rowley Village, Andover, MA; died June 8, 1749, Scarboro, ME.  Married Mary Green; Phoebe Royall.
x.  Joshua Tyler, born July 4, 1688, Boxford, MA; died 1735, Salem, MA.  Married Margaret Lombard.  A mariner.

 John Messinger/Messenger, born Jan. (March per Savage) 25, 1641, Boston, MA.  The son of Henry Messinger/Messenger and Sarah ________.  Probably died mid age.

 Martha _________., born 1643, Boston, MA.  She married Jeremiah Fitch on Sept. 5, 1689.  Parents unknown.


  i.     John Messenger, born Jan. 2, 1670.
  ii.     Joshua Messenger, born Jan. 2, 1671.
  iii.    Sarah Messenger, born Oct. 1, 1672.
iv.  Annie Messenger, born 1676, Boston, Suffolk, MA; died Feb. 11, 1745, Boxford, Essex, MA.

 Moses Barron, born March 1, 1643, Watertown, Middlesex, MA; married 1673, Woburn, Middlesex, MA; died April 25, 1699, Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA.  He may have lived at Woburn.  The son of Ellis Barron (Jr.) and Grace [Hawkins].

 Mary Learned, born July 15, 1647, Woburn, Middlesex, MA; died after 1688, Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA.  The daughter of *Isaac Learned and Mary Stearns Sterns.

i.  Isaac Barron, born Dec. 1, 1671, Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA; died Sept. 16, 1739, same.
ii.  Mary Barron, born March 1, 1673, Chelmsford, MA; died Oct. 10, 1758, same.
iii.  Moses Barron (Jr.), born ca. 1676 (Oct. 28, 1669), Chelmsford, MA; died Sept. 16, 1719, same.
iv.  John Barron, born 1677 and died Nov. 13, 1677, Chelmsford, MA.
v.  Samuel Barron, born May 3, 1679, Chelmsford, MA; died Nov. 14, 1751, same.
vi.  Elliseus Barron, born March 16, 1682, Chelmsford, MA; died 1715, Woodbridge, NJ.
vii.  William Barron, born Nov. 19, 1685, Chelmsford, MA.
viii.  Joseph Barron, born Sept. 27, 1688, of Chelmsford, MA.

*Thomas (Bloggett) Blodgett, born Nov. 18, 1604, Haughley, Suffolk, England; married 1628/29 in Stowmarket, Suffolk, England; died Aug. 7, 1649/ June 7, 1639, Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA.  His family sailed from London in April 1635 to Massachusetts Bay in the Increase.  See  Ship Index.  His will was dated Aug. 10, 1641, and probated July 8, 1642.  Three children are listed in the will.  The son of Robert Bloggatt (Blodgett) of Stowmarket, Suffolk, England and Mary Whitlock of Winston, Stowmarket, Suffolk, England.  See green binder to continue the line.

Thomas, glover, ae. 30, with wife Susan, ae. 37, and ch. Daniel, ae. 4, and Samuel, ae. 1 1/2, came in the Increase April 8, 1635. Settled at Cambridge. Propr. Frm. March 3, 1635-6. Wife Susan; ch. Daniel, Samuel, Susanna b. (4) 1637
He d. 7 (6) 1639. His will prob. (Suff.) 25 (1) 1643, beq. to wife Susan, and the three ch. above named. [Reg. II, 186.]

*Susanna  (Susan) Thompson, born 1598 of Stowmarket, Suffolk, England; died Feb. 10, 1660, Cambridge, Lexington, MA.  According to LDS, the daughter of James Thompson (born ca. 1572 in Norfolk, England; died Feb. 15, 1643).  “She married James Thompson of Woburn on 2-14-1643-4.” [These two men seem to be confused].

Children (Note:  The first 4 children are not listed in Savage):

  i.  John Blodgett, born 1622, Stowmarket, Suffolk, England; died May 4, 1632, same.
ii.  Nathaniel Blodgett, born 1627, Stowmarket, Suffolk, England; died before 1635, England.
iii.  Robert Blodgett, born 1629, Stowmarket, Suffolk, England; died May 4, 1632, same.
iv.  Nathaniel Blodgett, born Feb. 28, 1629, Stowmarket, Suffolk, England; died June 8, 1633, same.
v.  Daniel Blodgett, born May 14, 1631, Stowmarket, Suffolk, England; died June (Jan. per Savage) 28, 1672 (Feb. 28, 1671), Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA.  Married Mary Butterfield on Sept. 15, 1663.
vi.  Samuel Blodgett, born in England June (July 12), 1633, of Woburn, Middlesex, MA; died July 3, 1693 (May 21, 1720), Woburn, MA.
vii.  Susanna Blodgett, born April (June) 1637, of Cambridge, Lexington, MA; died Feb. 6, 1697, Cambridge, Middlesex, MA.  Married Jonathan Thompson on Nov. 28, 1655.
viii.  Thomas Blodgett, born and died Aug. 7, 1639, Cambridge, MA.

 *Stephen Eggleston (III), born July 17, 1608, Biddendon, Kent, England; married Nov. 30, 1628, Biddendon, Kent, England; immigrated to MA? ____________; died 1634 (1638 per Savage), at sea, North Atlantic, aboard “Castle”.  The son of Stephen II Iggleden (Ingulden) and Sarah Haffenden.  See the green binder to continue the line.

 *Elizabeth (Jane) Bennett, born 1610, Biddendon, Kent, England; died March 10, 1681, Roxbury, Suffolk, MA; buried Fairfield, Fairfield, CT.  Parents unknown.  A propr. At Roxbury in 1639.  She married on April 18, 1642, Joseph Patcham and had two sons.

i.  John Eggleston, born 1629, Biddendon, Kent, England; died 1660, Biddendon, Kent, England.
ii.  Sarah Eggleston (Igulden), born 1630, Biddendon, Kent, England; died March 10, 1687, Woburn, Middlesex, MA.  She married Aug. 28, 1650, John Nutting of Woburn.
iii.  Ruth Eggleton (Iggleden) born Nov. 8, 1631, Woburn, Middlesex, MA; died Oct. 14, 1703, Woburn, Middlesex, MA.
iv.  Elizabeth Eggleton, born May 11, 1634, Biddendon, Kent, England.  Married April 1641, Philip Meadows of Roxbury.
v.  Hannah Eggleston (female), born 1636, Biddendon, Kent, England.  Died Oct. 20, 1646 (10 years old), Roxbury.
vi.  Richard Eggleston, born 1638, Biddendon, Kent, England.  Married July 19, 1660, Ann Prince.

 *Thomas Sawyer, born 1615/1616 of Sowerby-Bridge, Yorkshire, England; immigrated by 1648 to MA; married July 2, 1648, Lancaster, Middlesex, MA; died Sept. 12, 1706 [ca. April 12, 1720], Lancaster, Worcester, MA.  Buried Settlers Burial, Worcester, Middlesex, MA.  The son of John Sawyer of Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England and *Mrs. John Sawyer (born ca. 1586, Lincolnshire, England; died Dec. 28, 1677, Charlestown, Suffolk, MA).  One of the first six settlers in Lancaster.

Thomas, yeoman, Lancaster, propr. 1648; town officer, 1652. He m.[in 1648] Mary[Prescott.] Ch. Thomas b. 2 (5) 1649, Ephraim b. 16 (11) 1650, Marie b. 4 (11) 1652, Joshua b. 13 (1) 1655, James b. 22 (1) 1657, Caleb b. 22 (2) 1659.  Will dated 6 March, 1705-6, prob. April 12, 1720, beq. to wife Mary, sons Thomas, Joshua, James, Caleb and Nathaniel, and dau. Mary Wilder. The latter testified that she had her father and mother during 8 or 9 months while her bro. Thomas was in captivity.

 *Mary Prescott, born Feb. 24, 1630/1, Sowerby-Bridge, Halifax, Yorkshire, England; died Sept. 12, 1706, Lancaster, Worcester, MA.  The daughter of *John Prescott and *Mary Gawkroger (Platts).


i.  Thomas Sawyer, born May 2 (Aug. 2) (July per Savage), 1649, Lancaster, Worcester, MA; died Sept. 12, 1736, Worcester, Worcester, MA.  Buried Sept. 15, 1736, Lancaster, MA.
ii.  Ephraim Sawyer, born Nov.  16 1650 (Jan. 1651 per Savage), Lancaster, Worcester, MA; married a Houghton; died Feb. 11, 1676, Clinton, Worcester, MA (killed by the Indians Feb. 10, 1676 per Savage).  Note the death date does not work with the will information in the Pioneers paragraph.
iii.  Marie Sawyer (Mary), born Nov. 4, 1652 (Jan. 7, 1653 per Savage), Lancaster, Worcester, MA; died 1711 [death date does not work per the Pioneers paragraph].  Married Nathaniel Wilder.
iv.  Elizabeth Sawyer, born Jan. 7, 1654, Lancaster, Worcester, MA; died young.
v.  Joshua Sawyer, born March 13, 1655, Lancaster, Worcester, MA; died July 14, 1738, Woburn, Middlesex, MA.
vi.  James Sawyer, born Jan . (March) 22, 1657, Lancaster, Worcester, MA; married Mary Marble on Feb. 4, 1678 and later Mary Prescott; died Jan. 27, 1753, Lancaster, MA.
vii.  Caleb Sawyer, born Feb. 22 (May 20), 1659, Lancaster, Worcester, MA; married Sarah Houghton on Dec. 28, 1687, Ralph’s widow; died Feb. 13, 1755, Lancaster, MA.
viii.  John Sawyer, born April 1661.
ix.  Nathaniel Sawyer, born Nov. 24, 1660 (1670 per Savage), Lancaster, Worcester, MA.  Possibly died Nov. 10, 1756, Lancaster, Worcester, MA.
x.  Deborah Sawyer, born & died July 16/17, 1666, Lancaster, Worcester, MA.
 Deacon John Wright (Jr.), born Sept. 15, 1601, of Woburn (1641), Middlesex, MA; married 1630, Charlestown, Woburn, Middlesex, MA; died June 21, 1688, Woburn, Middlesex, MA.  The son of John Wright (Sr.) and *Jane Blechenden.  One of the 32 settlers of Charlestown and the church there.

John Wright, Charlestown, 1640; one of the founders of Woburn; frm. May 10, 1643; deputy, town officer, deacon.  Wife Priscilla; ch. John b. 27 (7) 1646, Joseph, Ruth, (m. Jonathan Knight,) Deborah b. Jan 21, 1648-9, Sarah b. Feb. 16, 1652-3, (m. Joshua Sawyer).  [Reg. XXXVIII, 76.]  He d. June 21, 1688; wife Priscilla d. April 10, 1687.

 Priscilla Byfield, born 1610/13, of Charlestown, Middlesex, MA; died April 10, 1687, Lancaster, Worcester, MA.  The daughter of Richard Byfield and Sarah _________.

 Children (Note:  Only John, Ruth, Deborah and the second Sarah are listed in Savage):

  i.  [Priscilla Wright, born 1640, Concord, MA; died May (March) 3, 1680, same.]
ii.  Joseph Wright, born March 14, 1641 (1648 [one Joseph may have died young]), Woburn, MA; died March 31, 1724, same.  Married Ruth Carter (her married name).
iii.  John Wright (III), born July 27, 1646, East Parish, Guilford, New Haven, CT; died April 30, 1714, Woburn, MA.  Married Abigail Warren on May 10, 1661.  John was prosecuted for Baptist sentiments in 1671.
iv.  Ruth Haygate Wright, born April 23, 1646, Woburn, MA; died April 13, 1714, same. (married Jonathan Knight).
v.  Deborah Wright, born Jan. 21, 1648-9; died in Concord, MA.  Twin?
vi.  Sarah Wright, born Jan. 21, 1649, Watertown/Woburn, MA; died before 1652.  Twin?
vii.  Sarah Wright, born Feb. 16, 1652 (1653 per Savage), Woburn, Middlesex, MA.

 Samuel Rockwell, born March 28, 1631, Dorcester, Suffolk, MA; married April 7, 1658 (1660 per Savage), Windsor, Hartford, CT; died 1710/11, Windsor, Hartford, CT at age 80.  A Deacon.  The son of *William Rockwell and *Susannah Capen.

 *Mary Norton, born May 7, 1630, Dean, Bedford, England; of Saybrook; died 1662, Windsor, Hartford, CT.  The daughter of *Thomas Norton and *Grace Wells.


i.  Mary Rockwell, born Jan. 18, 1662, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA; died April 2, 1738, Lebanon, New London, CT.
ii.  Abigail Rockwell, born Aug. 23, 1664, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA; died May 3, 1665, same.
iii.  Samuel Rockwell, Jr., born Oct. 19, 1667, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA; died May 18, 1725, East Windsor (now Ellington, Tolland County), Hartford, CT.
iv.  Joseph Rockwell, born May 22, 1670, Windsor, Hartford, CT; died June 26, 1733, Windsor, Hartford, CT.
v.  John Rockwell, born May 31, 1673, Windsor, Suffolk, MA; died Sept. 30, 1741, Windsor, Hartford, CT.
vi.  Abigail Rockwell, born April 11, 1676, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA; died Oct. 12, 1741, East Windsor (now Ellington, Tolland County), Hartford, CT.
vii.  Josiah Rockwell, born March 15 (10), 1678, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA; died Nov. 13, 1748, East Windsor (now Ellington, Tolland County), Hartford, CT.

 Job Drake, born June 15, 1651, Windsor, Hartford, CT; married March 20, 1672, Windsor, Hartford, CT; died April 19, 1733, Windsor, Hartford, CT.  The son of John Drake (Jr.) and Hannah Moore.

 Elizabeth Alvord, born Sept. 21, 1651, Windsor, Hartford, CT.  The daughter of *Benedict Alvord (Alford) and Joan Newton.


  i.  Johnathan Drake, born Jan. 4, 1673, Windsor, Hartford, CT; died 1716, same.
  ii.  Sarah Drake, born 1677 (Nov. 4, 1675 per Savage), Windsor, CT.
iii.  Elizabeth Drake, born Nov. 2, 1677, Windsor, Hartford, CT; died after 1731, Windsor, CT.
iv.  Josiah Drake, born & died Jan. 23. 1681, Windsor, Hartford, CT.
v.  Jeremiah Drake, born Sept. 11, 1684, Windsor, Hartford, CT; died Nov. 25, 1746, same.
vi.  Rebecca Drake, born Jan. 16, 1689, Windsor, Hartford, CT; died Sept. 29, 1789?
vii.  Benjamin Drake, born ca. 1691, East Windsor (now Ellington, Tolland County), CT.

 *Thomas Parke, born Feb. 13, 1615, Hitcham, Suffolk, England, OR Stonington, New London, CT; of wehersfield; removed to Stonington ca 1648, thence to New London.  He married about 1640, of Hitcham, Suffolk, England.  He married Dorothy Thompson in 1644; In 1686, he was the first deacon of the church in the new town of Preston.  He died July 30, 1709, Preston, New London, CT and buried in Avery Cemetery, same.  His will was dated Sept. 5, 1707.  The son of *Robert Parke (Jr.) and *Martha Chaplin.

 *Dorothy Thompson, born ca. 1621 of Hitcham, Suffolk, England.  Immigrated to CT by 1681.  Parents unknown.


i.  Martha Parke, born 1646.  She married Isaac Wheeler, Jan. 16, 1668.
ii.  Thomas Parke, born 1648, of New London;  married Jan. 4, 1672, Mary Allyn.  He died before his father.
iii.  Robert Parke [III], born Nov. 24, 1681, New London, New London, CT; died Sept. 11, 1707, Preston, New London, CT.
iv.  Nathaniel Parke, of Preston and Norwich 1680;  died 1718.  Married Sarah.
v.  William Parke.
vi.  Martha Parke.
vii.  Dorothy Parke,  Born 06 MAR 1651, New London, New London, CT.  Married April 1670, Joseph Morgan.  She died in Preston, New London, CT.  This line goes to Princess Diana.
viii.  Alice Parke, married March 16, 1673, Greenfield Larabee.

 *Robert Rose [III], born 1618/1619, Ipswim, Suffolk, England; married Oct. 7, 1651, Branford, New Haven, CT; died May 9, 1683, Stratford, Fairfield, CT.  The son of *Robert Rose [II] and *Margery Evered.

First Settlers of the Colony.
Rose, Robert, Wethersfield, was one of the first settlers--was constable in 1639--juror in '41--deputy in '42, and had frequent manifestations of the confidence placed in his capacity and integrity by the town and General Court, by the repeated offices bestowed upon him by both.

 Rebecca _______, born ca. 1623, of Stratford, Fairfield, CT.  Died after 1654.  Parents unknown.


i.  Mary Rose, born April 20, 1655, Stratford, Fairfield, CT; died 1726, New London, New London, CT.
ii.  Rebecca Rose, born July 14, 1657, Stratford, Fairfield, CT; died Jan. 19, 1728, Stamford, Fairfield, CT.
iii.  Elizabeth Rose, born Feb. 1658, Stratford, Fairfield, CT; died 1740.
iv.  Dorcas Rose, born April 1661, Stratford, Fairfield, CT; died 1741.
v.  Sarah Rose, born Aug. 1664, of Woodbury, Litchfield, CT, died 1731, Woodbury, CT.
vi.  Hannah Rose, born March 15, 1666, Branford, New Haven, CT; died 1742.
vii.  Merry/Mercy Rose, born March 3, 1672, of Stratford, New Haven, CT; died 1742.
viii.  Robert Rose, born ca. 1674, Stratford, Fairfield, CT.

 *Macuth/Macute/Matthew Pratt, born ca. 1595, England; died Oct. 29, 1672 (August 29), Weymouth, MA; married Nov. 9, 1619, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, England.  He was styled as “Matthew” in literally all published works regarding his descent until the article, “The English Origin of Macuth (or Matthew) Pratt and Edward Bates of Weymouth, Mass; article by Frederick J. Nicholson in The American Genealogist, #257, Jan. 1990, Vol. 65, No. 1, a scholarly treatment of his English origins, proved his actual name was Macuth.   His first 7 children were baptised at Aston-Clinton; one born Weymouth, MA.  Matthew and wife arrived 1635; however, he must not have left England until ca. 1637 (according to the book, “The Pratt Family – a Genealogical Record of Matthew Pratt of Weymouth, Mass. and His American Descendants 1623-1888;” Francis Greenleaf Pratt; Boston, MA, 1889).  He is referred to by Cotton Mather in his “Magnalia,” as a very religious man (Ibid.).  He possibly was a member of the Gorges Colony.  In February 1648, he was a “townsman” (selectman).  He was frequently in this position and appears to have been one of the most prominent men of the Colony.  His will dated March 25, 1672 probated April 30, 1673, recorded May 20, 1673, Suffolk County, names wife Elizabeth; all sons,  daughter Chard and her daughter Joanna; daughter White; son Thomas’s children Sarah and William; overseers, Rev. Samuel Torrey, son Thomas, and my kinsman Edward Bate.  The son of Thomas Pratt, ca. 1563? and unidentified wife, possibly Elizabeth Hunt.

MATTHEW Pratt, Weymouth, freem. 13 May 1640, had Joseph, b. 10 Aug. 1637, prob. d. soon; and perhaps others, and may have, bef. 1643, rem. to Rehoboth.  (Savage, Volume 3, page 476, Pratt, Genealogical Dictionary of New England Settlers)

 Elizabeth Kingham, baptised in Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, England on Aug. 17, 1600; died 1676.  The daughter of William Kingham and Catherine Bate, the granddaughter of William Bate and Alice (Oslington) Bate.  Her cousin was Edward Bate mentioned in Macuth’s will as “my kinsman.”


i.  Mary Pratt, bapt. Oct. 22, 1620, Clinton-Aston, Buckinghamshire, England.  She married Thomas White of Braintree.  They had 5 children.
ii.  Thomas Pratt, bapt. March 2, 1622/23 “  A Sergeant, he was killed by the Indians April 19, 1676 in the “Sudbury Fight.”  He had 5 children.
  iii.  William Pratt, bapt. Nov. 13, 1625. “
iv.  Matthew Pratt, born 1628, bapt. June 7, 1629. “  He married Sarah Hunt of Weymouth on June 1, 1661.  Both deaf and she dumb (Savage).  Their children were also deaf and dumb.  He died Jan. (June) 12, 1713.
v.  Elizabeth Pratt, born Feb. 12, 1631/32.”  She died Feb. 26, 1726.  She married William Chard, Town Clerk of Weymouth on Nov. 22, 1656.  They had 8 children.
vi.  John Pratt, bapt. Aug. 24, 1634.”  A cooper, he left no children, but married Mary Whitman, daughter of Ensign John Whitman on Oct. 9, 1656.  He died Oct. 3, 1716.
vii.  Samuel Pratt, bapt. Jan. 22, 1636/37.”  A carpenter, he married Hannah, a daughter of John Rogers, on July 19, 1660, and had eight children.  He died in 1678.
viii.  Joseph Pratt, born Aug. 10, 1639 (June 10, 1637), Weymouth, MA.  He died Dec. 24, 1720.

Captain John Johnson. b: ABT 1590 in Ware, Hertfordshire,England . Died Roxbury, Suffolk County, Mass., on Sept 30, 1659 Will dated 30th. He married Mary Heath, daughter of William Heath & Agnes Cheney, on 21 SEP 1613 in Ware, Hertfordshire,England.  His line with Mary goes to President Franklin Pierce, 14th US President and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd US President.  Captain Johnson was married second to Grace Negus, widow of Barnabas Fowler. Grace died on September 29th, according to town records.

Mary (Margery) Heath, daughter of William Heath & Agnes Cheney, in England. Died on 9 Jan 1655. Buried Roxbury, Mass., on 9 Apr 1655.

 They had the following children:
i.  Isaac (-1675) b: BEF 11 FEB 1615/1617 in Great Amwell, Hertfordshire,England.  He married Sarah.  This line goes to President Franklin Pierce.
  ii.  Mary (-1678)
 iii.  Humphrey (1620-1692) b: ABT 5 NOV 1620 in Great Amwell, Hertfordshire,England.  He died in 1692.
  iv.  Elizabeth (-1683)
v. Sarah (~1627-)

*William Cheney, born ca. 1604, England.  He died June 30, 1667, Roxbury, Suffolk County, MA.  William Cheney, was an ancestor of Pres. William H. Taft (Twenty-Seventh President
1909-1913 Born: September 15, 1857 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Died: March 8, 1930 in Washington D.C. Married to Helen Herron Taft).

Margaret Cole


i. Eleanor “Ellen Cheney was born 1626 in Beverly, England, and died 28 SEP 1678 in Hingham, Massachusetts. She married Humphrey JOHNSON 20 MAR 1641/42 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, son of John JOHNSON and Mary HEATH. He was born 5 NOV 1620 in Great Amwell, Hertfordshire, England, and died 1692.
ii. Thomas Cheney;  married Jane Atkinson.  of Cambridge, Mass., will dated 23 Oct. 1693, inventory 4 March 1694/5 [Pope 2 (pp. 34-42)]  m. Roxbury, Mass., 11 Jan. 1655/6 This line goes to Vice President Richard Cheney.
iii. Joseph Cheney, born June 6, 1647, Roxbury, MA.  He married Hannah Thurston.  She was born 28 APR 1650 in Dedham, Massachusetts, and died 29 DEC 1690 in Medfield, Massachusetts.  This line goes to Pres. William Howard Taft.  Joseph died Sept. 16, 1704, Medfield, MA.

Generation No. 10

 *John Fairman (Sr.), born 1588, Stoke-By-Nayland, Suffolk, England; married before 1648; died before 1653, Watertown, Middlesex, MA.  Parents unknown.

 Mrs. John Fairman, born 1627, MA; died before 1648.  Parents unknown.


i.  John Fairman (Jr.), born ca. 1646, of Enfield, Hartford, CT; died Dec. 13, 1684, Enfield, Hartford, Ct.

 *Job Tyler, born 1619, Cranbrook, Kent, (Shropshire) England; immigrated to MA by 1638; married March 20, 1638, MA; died 1699/1700, Mendon, Worcester, MA.  The son of Laurence Tyler and Dorothy _______, both of Cranbrook, Kent, England.  See green binder to continue this line.  Note Joan Tockwotton may have been his mother.  He removed to Mendon in 1669, driven by the Indians.  He returned to Roxbury before 1681.  He was in Rowley, the part now Boxford, then Andover per Savage.  There is a memorial stone next to his son, Moses, as the first settler of Andover, MA.  See the “History of Andover.”
Job Tyler and Mary, his wife, who emigrated from Shropshire, England, were admitted to the town of Newport, R. I., 1638 (Colonial Records, Vol. 1., p. 92) and settled at Andover, Mass., 1639.  Job’s father, Laurence Tyler, died in 1663 in Cranbrook, Kent, England.  His will was dated Jan. 10, 1663, which mentioned his son, Job “now in New England.”

 Mary Horton, born 1619, Andover, Essex, MA; died ca. 1700 (by 1698), Andover, Essex, MA.  The daughter of *Thomas Horton and *Mary Eddy per Brigham.


i.  Moses Tyler, born 1641/2, Roxbury or Andover, MA; died Oct. 2, 1727, Boxford, Essex, MA.
ii.  Mary Tyler Post, born 1643/1644, Andover, Essex, MA; died Nov. 18, 1688, probably same.  Married Richard Post on Nov. 18, 1662; and John Bridges on March 1, 1677/78.  She was accused of witchcraft in Jan. 1692/93 under the name” Mary Post”.
iii.  Hopestill (Hope) Tyler (male), born 1645, Roxbury or Andover, MA; died Jan. 20, 1734, Preston, CT.  Married Mary Lovett.  He was in Mendon in 1662 and in 1697 he left Andover.  Blacksmith.  His wife and two daughters were charged with witchcraft and imprisoned at Salem.  They were acquitted on Jan 6 and 7, 1693.
Hopestill Tyler (1645-1734) and Mary Lovett (Jan. 1, 1651, Mendon, Suffolk, Middlesex, MA; died March 3, 1732, Preston, New London, CT, the daughter of *Daniel Lovett and Johanna Blott).
i.  Daniel Tyler, born 1673, of Andover, Tolland Twp., Hampshire County, MA; married May 28, 1700, Andover, MA?, died 1734, Groton, New London, CT.  He married Anna Geer (born Jan 6, 1679, Groton, Middlesex, MA, died Ledyard, New London, CT, the daughter of George Geer and Sarah Allyn)
i.  Daniel Tyler, born Feb. 22, 1701, Groton, New London, CT; married Sept. 16, 1742, died Feb. 20, 1802, Brooklyn, Windham, CT.  He married Mehitable Shurtleff (born Aug. 30, 1716, Plympton, Plymouth, MA, died May 17, 1769, Brooklyn (Canterbury), Windham, CT).
i.  Daniel Tyler, born May 21, 1750, Canterbury, Windham, CT; married June 10, 1790, Brooklyn, Windham, CT; died April 29, 1832, Brooklyn, Windham, CT.  He married Sarah (Edwards) Chaplin (born July 11, 1761, Elizabethtown, Union, NJ; died April 25, 1841, Brooklyn, Windham, CT, the daughter of Timothy Edwards).
i.  Daniel Tyler, born Jan. 7, 1799, Brooklyn, Windham, CT; married May 28, 1832, Norwich, New London, CT; died Nov. 28, 1882, New York, NY.  He married Emily Lee (born March 17, 1813, Cambridge, Middlesex, MA; died March 9, 1864, New York City, NY).
i.  Gertrude Elizabeth Tyler, born Feb. 14, 1836, Farrandsville, Clinton, PA; married June 8, 1859, Norwich, CT; died April 26, 1896, Turin, Italy.  She married Charles Carow (born 1825, of NY; died 1883).  He was in the shipping business.
i.  Edith Kermit Carow, born Aug. 6, 1861, Norwich, CT.  She grew up in Union Square, NYC.  On Dec. 2, 1886, she married Theodore Roosevelt in London (born Oct. 27, 1858, NYC, NY; died Jan. 6, 1919), who became the 26th US President - his second wife.  They lived in Sagamore Hill, Oyster Bay, NY.  She was the First Lady from Sept. 14, 1901 through March 4, 1909.  Edith died on Sept. 30, 1948, Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY, aged 87.
i.  Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., born Sept. 13, 1887, Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY.  He married Eleanor Butler Alexander on June 29, 1910, NY.  He died July 12, 1944, Normandy, France.  He was the assistant secretary of the Navy, Governor of Puerto Rico and the governor general of the Philippines during the Harding, Coolidge and Hoover administrations.
ii.  Kermit Roosevelt, born Oct. 10, 1889, Oyster Bay, NY.  He married Belle Wyatt Willard on June 10, 1914, Madrid, Spain.  In WWI, he fought with the British Army, joining as a Captain.  He died June 4, 1943, Alaska.
iii.  Ethel Carrow Roosevelt, born Aug. 13, 1891, Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY.  She married Richard Derby on April 4, 1913, Oyster Bay, LI, NY.  She died Dec. 3, 1977, Oyster Bay, LI, NY.
iv.  Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt, born April 9, 1894, Washington, D.C.  He married Grace Stackpole Lockwood on April 14, 1917, Boston, MA.  He died Oct. 1979, Palm Springs, FL.
v.  Quentin Roosevelt, born Nov. 19, 1897, Washington, D.C.  He died July 14, 1919, Cambrai, France.  He never married but was engaged to Flora Payne Whitney.  He served in the fledgling air service in France and was shot down behind enemy lines in Germany at the age of 20.
ii.  Emily Tyler Carow, born April 18, 1865, NYC, NY.

  ii.  Hopestill Tyler, (son) born Oct. 26, 1685, Andover, MA.
  iii.  Abigall Tyler, born Jan. 4, 1687-8 (twin), Andover, MA.
   iv.  Mehitabell Tyler, born Jan. 4, 1687-8 (twin), Andover, MA.

iv.  Male, born & died Jan. (March) 28, 1646, Andover, MA.  twin
v.  John Tyler born Jan. 28, 1646, Andover, MA; died Sept. 28, 1652, same.
vi.  Hannah Tyler, born 1648, Roxbury, Boston, MA; died after 1693, MA.  Married James Lovett.
vii.  John Tyler (I), born 1650; died Sept. 28, 1652, Roxbury/Andover (Mendon), MA.
viii.  John Tyler (II), born April 6 (16), 1653, Andover, MA; died May 4, 1742, Mendon, MA of Jaundice.  Of Bristol.  Married Sarah Havens before 1680.  He or his father had a daughter, Tamar, who married Robert Cook of Portsmouth, RI on Dec. 5, 1678.  Married Hannah Parker on Sept. 14, 1682, Andover, MA. died May 4, 1742, Andover/Mendon, MA.  Of Andover, a Deacon in Mendon.  A freeman in 1691 (Note:  “Freeman” is a term meaning granted all the rights of citizenship in the town conferring it.).
i.  John Tyler, born Aug. 16, 1684, Andover, MA.
ii.  Nathan Tyler, born Feb. 17, 1686/7, Andover, MA.
iii.  Robert Tyler, born July 19, 1689, Andover, MA.
iv.  Bethia Tyler, born Feb. 17, 1692, Andover, MA.
ix.  Samuel Tyler, born May 24, 1655, Andover, MA; died Dec. 17, 1695, Mendon, MA, slain in the King Phillips War.  Married Hannah ______?

 George Blake, born 1611, Gloucester, Essex, MA; married 1640, Gloucester, Essex, MA; died Feb. 17, 1698 (1699 per Savage), Boxford, Essex, MA.  Per Savage, he arrived in Gloucester in 1640 and was selectman 1641.  He removed to Andover.  [The son of *William (Son of Giles & Dorothy Tweedy) Blake and *Agnes (Band) Thorn.  Note:  These are thought to be his parents, but not listed in Savage nor in The Pioneers of Massachusetts with any parents.  George seems to be old for William, his supposed father.]



George, Gloucester, 1649, town officer. Rem. to Boxford. Wife Dorothy; ch. Rebecca b. Feb. 1641, Deborah b. 10 (9) -----, Prudence b. April 15, 1647, Elizabeth b. (3) 1650, Mary b. Feb. 14, 1652, Thomas b. June 9, 1658, Ruth b. Sept. 5, 1659.  Will dated 17 Jan. 1697-8, prob. 1698; beq. to daus. Rebecca Ham, Mary Curtis, and Ruth Shaw; gr. ch. Deborah Kimball, Deborah Perry, Moses Tyler, whose mothers are deceased; to gr. ch. John Earns, and to wife Dorothy.  After the death of the widow admin. was gr. to John Eames; inv. taken 17 Feb. 1697-8.

 Dorothy _________, born ca. 1615, Gloucester, Essex, MA; died Dec. (Feb. per Savage) 12, 1702, Boxford (formerly part of Andover), Essex, MA.  Parents unknown.

 Children (7):

i.  Rebecca Blake, born Feb. 1641, Gloucester, Essex, MA; died May 8, 1721, Boxford, MA; married ____ Ham.
ii.  Deborah Blake, born Sept. 10, 1644, Gloucester, MA; died March 6, 1680/1689, Boxford, MA;  married a Kimball or a Perry.
iii.  Prudence Blake, born April 15, 1647, Gloucester, Essex, MA; died March 9, 1688, Andover, Essex, MA.
iv.  Elizabeth Blake, born March (May 31,) 1650, Gloucester, MA; died before 1698, Boxford, MA (married a Kimball or a Perry).
v.  Mary Blake, born Feb. 14, 1652, Gloucester, MA; died Aug. 23, 1745, Topsfield, Essex, MA; married _____ Curtis.
vi.  Thomas Blake, born June 9, 1658; died June 25, 1658, Gloucester, MA.
vii.  Ruth Blake, born Sept. 5, 1659, Gloucester, MA; married ____ Shaw.

 *Henry Messinger/Messenger, born 1618, England; married 1640, Boston, Suffolk, MA; died March 15, 1672, Boston, Suffolk, MA.  The son of *Andrew Messenger of Yorkshire, England (born 1588; married ca. 1610/14, England; immigrated to CT after 1618;  & died in CT) and Sarah _______ (born 1590, England and died after 1681 - probably immigrated to CT also).  His will was dated March 15, 1678; apprais. Aft. April 30, 1681.


Henry Messenger, Messinger, joiner, Boston, had a great lot at Muddy River, for 2 heads, 11 (9) 1639.  Frm. May 3, 1665.  Wife Sarah, [see Cal-lowe,] adm. chh. 1 (9) 1640; ch. John b. 25 (1) 1641, Sarah b. 12 (1) 1643, (m. Nov. 20, 1660, Richard Mason,) Simeon b. (1) 1645, Maryah bapt. 15 (6) 1647, Anne bapt. 20 (11) 1649, Rebecca b. 26 (4) 1653, Henry bapt. 3 (7) 1654, Lydia and Priscilla b. Nov. 22, 1656, Priscilla d. 21 (4) 1657, Priscilla b. 1659, Thomas b. March 22, 1662, Ebenezer b. Oct. 25, 1665, Martha, (m. Sept. 5, 1689, Jermiah Fitch.)  Old Mrs. Messonger, (Sarah M.,) d. June 6, 1697; (twice recorded.)  His will dated 25 March, prob. 9 April, 1673, beq. to wife Sarah for herself and the children; to son John.

 *Sarah [Cal-lowe?]_______, born ca. 1621, England; died June 24, 1697, Boston, MA.  Parents unknown.

 Children (13):

  i.  John Messinger/Messenger, born Jan. (March per Savage) 25, 1641, Boston, MA.
ii.  Sarah Messenger, born Jan. (March per Savage) 12, 1643; married Richard Mason, Nov. 20, 1660.
  iii.  Simeon Messenger, born Jan. (March 28 per Savage) 1645.  Married Bethia Howard.
  iv.  Maryah Messenger, bapt. June 15, 1647.
  v.  Anne Messenger, bapt. Nov. 20, 1649 (Jan. 20, 1650 at 13 days old per Savage).
  vi.  Rebecca Messenger, born April 26, 1653 (June 26, 1652 per Savage).
vii.  Henry Messenger, bapt. July 3, 1654.  Married Mehitable Minot.  Will dated Nov. 17, 1686, prob. May 5, 1687.
viii.-ix.  Lydia and Priscilla Messenger (twins), born Nov. 22, 1656.  Priscilla died April 21, 1657.
  x.  Priscilla Messenger, born 1659.
  xi.  Thomas Messenger, born March 22, 1662 (1661 per Savage).  Married Elizabeth Mellows.
  xii.  Ebenezer Messenger, born Oct. 25, 1665.  Married Rose ca. 1687.

 Ellis Barron (Jr.), born 1605, Watertown, Middlesex, MA; married ca. 1631, England? 1) Grace, mother of his children and 2) Hannah, widow of Timothy Hawkins, on Dec. 4, 1653.  He died Oct. 30, 1676, Watertown, Middlesex, MA.  According to Colonial Families in the U.S., “Ellis Barron of Watertown, Mass. [was] a man whose education and abilities won a distinguished consideration.”  The son of Ellis Barron (Sr.) and Grace _______.


Ellis, and Elliz, Watertown, frm. June 2, 1641; propr.; bought meadow in Cambridge in 1653. Wife Grace. Ellis, ae. about 20 in 1653. [Mdx. Files.] (m. 14 (10) 1658, Hannah Hawkins,) Mary, (m. Dec. 10, 1650, Daniel Warren;) Susanna, (m. 14 (10) 1653, Stephen Randall;) Hannah, (m. 17 (9) 1658, Simon Coolidge;) John, Sarah b. 1640, Moses b. (1) 1643. He m. [ca. 1650] 2, Hannah, widow of Timothy Hawkins, Sen., whose will, dated 18 Aug. 1683, prob. Oct. 6, 1685, mentions her son Timothy Hawkins [Jr.}and her dau. Hannah Barron's ch., gr. ch. Benjamin and Benoni Garfield.  He d. Oct. 30, 1676. His will prob. Dec. 19, 1676, beq. to wife, sons Elizeus, John and Moses, and the rest of his seven children; to gr. ch. Elizabeth B.  The inventory mentions "barbaren instruments" and tools "to draw teeth," etc.

 Grace _______, born 1608, Watertown, Middlesex, MA; died before Dec. 4, 1653, same.  Incorrectly shown to  be the daughter of  Timothy Hawkins Sr. and *Hannah Hammond, however, a Grace married Timothy Hawkins, Jr.


i.  Mary Barron, born 1632, Watertown, MA; died Feb. 13, 1715, same.  Married Daniel Warren on Dec. 10, 1650.  Their line goes to President George W. Bush. And his father, George H. W. Bush. 12-13 generations, and Eli Whitney.
ii.  Ellis [Elizeus?] Barron [III], born April 22, 1633, Watertown, MA; died Oct. 7, 1712, Lancaster, MA.  Married Hannah Hawkins in 1658, the daughter of Timothy Hawkins.
iii.  Susanna Barron, born ca. 1634, of Watertown, MA; died May 14, 1673, same. Married   Stephen Randall on Dec. 14, 1653.
iv.  Hannah Barron, born 1635, Groton, MA; died July 14, 1680, Watertown, MA.  Married Simon Coolidge in 1658.  This line goes to President Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) in 8 generations.
  v.  John Barron, born 1638, Watertown, MA; died Jan. 6, 1693, Groton, MA.
vi.  Sarah Barron, born July 24 (4 per Savage) 1640, Groton, MA.
vii.  Moses Barron, born March 1, 1643, Watertown, Middlesex, MA; died April 25, 1699, Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA.
viii.  Peter Barron, born 1645, Watertown, MA; died Sept. 1675.  Abigail’s twin?    A soldier in Moseley’s camp; killed by the Indians.
ix.  Abigail Barron, born April 21, 1645, Watertown, MA.  Probably died young.
x.  Daniel Barron, born ca. 1647, Woburn, MA.  Probably died young.

 *Isaac Learned, born Feb. 25, 1624, Bermondsey, Surrey, London, England; immigrated to MA by 1646; married Mary Stearns on July 9, 1646, Woburn, Middlesex, MA; died Nov. 24, 1657 (Nov. 27 or Dec. 4 per Savage), Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA.  The son of William Learned (1590 (1581)-1646(5)), of Bermondsey, Surrey, England and *Judith (Goodith) Gillman (born 1594 (1586), Bremondsey, Surrey, England;; immigrated to MA ca. 1646; died June 24, 1661, Malden, Essex, MA). William’s second wife was Jane 1586 - 1661 b: Bef. 1586.  William Learned was married to Goodith Gilman in St. Olave Parish, Southwark, Surrey, England on April 22, 1606. The baptism records for all known children, except the oldest, Sarah, have been found in neighboring Bermondsey, Surrey, England.  William’s Residences:  Charlestown from 1630, one of founding fathers of Woburn, Mass in 1640 (along with Henry Baldwin and the Richardson brothers).  He died March 1, 1645/6, in Woburn, Middlesex Co, Mass, age abt 55-60. Clara Barton, celebrated nurse and one of the founders of the American Red Cross, and  President George Bush are notable in this family.

 Mary Stearns (Sterns), born Jan. 26, 1626, Watertown, Middlesex, MA; died Dec. 21, 1663, Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA.  The daughter of *Isaac Stearns and *Mary Barker.  She married John Burge on June 9, 1662.


i.  Mary Learned, born July 15, 1647 (Aug. 7, 1647), Woburn, Middlesex, MA; died after 1688 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA.  She married Moses Barron in 1673, Woburn, Middlesex, MA.
ii.  Anna Learned, born Aug. 11, 1648, Chelmsford, MA; died Feb. 1, 1655/56, same.
iii.  Hannah Anna Learned, born Aug. 24, 1649, Woburn, MA; died Dec. 31, 1685, Chelmsford, MA.  Married 1666, Joseph Farwell.
iv.  William Learned, born Oct. 1, 1650, Woburn, MA; died April 23, 1684, Watertown (Chelmsford), MA.
v.  Sarah Learned, born Oct. 18 (Nov. 15 per Savage), 1653, Chelmsford, MA; died Jan. 11, 1695, Chelmsford, MA.  Married Jonathan Barrett.
vi.  Isaac Learned, born Sept. 16 (or Oct. 5 per Savage), 1655, Chelmsford, MA; died Sept. 15, 1737, same.  Married Sarah Bigelow on July 23, 1679; served in Narragansett battle Dec. 19, 1675.  She was the daughter of John Bigelow and Mary Warren and   This line goes to Clara Barton (Clarissa Harlowe Barton) (1821-1912), Founder of the Red Cross, in 5 generations.  Also, John and Mary are the ancestral parents of President James Abram Garfield 1831 – 1881, in 7 generations.
vii.  Benoni Learned, born Dec. 4, 1656, Chelmsford, MA; died April 10, 1738, Newton, MA.  A deacon, he married 1) Mary Fanning on June 10, 1680 at Sherborn; 2) Sarah More (died Jan. 25, 1737); 3) Sarah.


William, Charlestown, propr. 1630; adm. chh. with wife Goodith 6 (10)1632; frm. May 14, 1634; memb. of the com. to propose to the Court a body of laws in 1638. One of the founders of the town and chh. of Woburn, 1640. Town officer. Wife Goodish (Judith,) d.. and he m. 2, Sarah or Jane --. Ch. Isaac and Sarah.  He d. March 1, 1645. Widow "Sarah" or "Jane" L., d. at Malden 24 (11) 1660. Admin. gr. to Ralph Shepherd April 2, 1661.

 *John Prescott, born 1604/5, Standish Parish, Shevington, Lancashire, England; a blacksmith; married Jan. 24, 1629, Sowerby, Halifax, Yorkshire, England; immigrated ca. 1640 (Savage) to MA; died Dec. 20, 1681, Lancaster, Middlesex, MA; buried Lunenburg, Lancaster, Worcester, MA.  The son of Ralph Prescott (1569-1609) and Ellen or Helen ________ Prescott (1580-1643), both of Shevington, Lancashire, England.  See the green binder to continue this line.

John PRESCOTT, b. 1604; d. Dec. 1681, who is said to have been a Cromwellian soldier.  Sailed first to Barbadoes in 1638; came to Boston in 1640, and brought with him his armor and coat of arms, and later was the founder of Lancaster, Mass.  Was the youngest son of Ralph and Ellen PRESCOTT of Shevington, Lancaster, Eng., and a great-grandson of Sir James PRESCOTT of the Manor of Dryby; m. at Wiegan, 21st Jan. 1629, Mary PLATTS.

John, blacksmith, Watertown, bought house and land at Lancaster, (Nashaway,) 5 (8) 1647.  Took oath of fidelity 1652.  Petitioned Gen. Court 19 June, 1650.  He finished his mill and began to grind corn 23 (3) 1654. [Mdx. De. III, 406.]  Wife Mary.  Dau. Mary m., 1648, Thomas Sawyer.  Will dated 8 (8) 1673; in old age prob. April 4, 1682; beq. to wife, sons John, Jonathan and Jonas; to James Sawyer his gr. ch. and servant; to daus. Mary, Sarah and Lydia; to gr. ch. Martha Ruge.

JOHN, Lancaster, blacksmith, came, a. 1640, as is said with w. Mary
Platts (a Yorksh. girl, while he was b. in Lancash. but liv. at Sowerby
in the parish of Halifax in the W. [[vol. 3, p. 481]] riding of
Yorkshire) and sev. ch. sat down first at Watertown, rem. 1645 or 6 to
the foundat. of new sett. at L. Childr. were Mary, Sarah, Martha, and
John, all suppos. to be b. bef. com. hither; Lydia, b. Aug. 1641;
Jonathan; and Jonas, June 1648; the last prob. the only one at L.
Difficulty and loss in his cross. Sudbury riv. on his rem. is told by
Winthrop II. 306. He took o. of alleg. 1652, but was not adm. freem.
bef. 1669; was with his fam. rem. shortly aft. the doleful day of 10
Feb. 1676, and the town was wholly abandon. for sev. yrs. so that no
white man liv. betw. the towns on Conn. riv. and those of the Concord.
In 1682 the number of fams. was not more than one third so large as
seven yrs. bef. but of these, Presott's was one, and the yr. assign. for
his d. tho. with some hesit. is 1683. Mary m. Thomas Sawyer; Sarah m.
Richard Wheeler; Martha m. John Rugg, and d. a. 1655; and Lydia m. 28
May 1658, Jonas Fairbanks.
JOHN, Lancaster, s. of the preced. b. in Eng.
blacksmith, on the destruct. of the town, sett. at Concord. freem. 1679;
by w. Sarah, had Mary; John, b. a. 1672; and Ebenezer, both of wh.
perpet. the name.
JONAS, Groton, s. prob. youngest ch. of
John the first, call. of Sudbury, when he took freeman's o. 1678, m.
Oct. 1669, Thankful Wheeler, as one acco. says, or 14 Dec. 1670, Mary,
d. of John Looker, as ano. has it, had eighth ds. wh all m. and four s.
and d. 13 Dec. 1723. The youngest of the s. Benjamin, b. 4 Jan. 1696,
wh. d. 3 Aug. 1738, was f. of col. William, the command. at Bunker Hill,
17 June 1775, the f. of that disting. jurist, William, H. C. 1783, wh.
was f. of the more disting. historian of Ferdinand and Isabella.
JONATHAN, Concord, br. of the preced. by first w. Dorothy, m. 3 Aug.
1670, wh. d. 8 Oct. 1674, had only Samuel, b. bef. he was driv. from
Lancaster; by sec w. Elizabeth d. of John Hoar, wh. d. 25 Sept. 1687,
had Jonathan, b. 5 Apr. 1677; Elizabeth 27 Nov. 1678; Dorothy, 31 May
1681; John, 13 July 1683; Mary, 4 Aug. 1685; and Benjamin, 16 Sept.
1687, H. C. 1709, min. of Danvers; by third w. Rebecca, wid. of Hon.
Peter Bulkely, whose d. Rebecca m. his s. Jonathan, and by fourth w.
Ruth Brown wh. outliv. him, and d. 9 Feb. 1740, he had no ch. was capt.
freem. 1690, and rep. 1692 at first Ct. under the new chart. and his day
of d. is not kn. but he was on serv. Feb. 1707.  (Savage)

 *Mary Gawkroger (Platts), born ca. 1596, of Halifax, Yorkshire, England; christened March 15, 1607, Sowerby, Halifax, Yorkshire, England; died Oct. 20, 1688, Lancaster, Middlesex, MA.  The daughter of James Gawkroger (Platts) (1578-1628) and Martha Ainsworth (ca. 1580-1632), both of Sowerby, Halifax, Yorkshire, England.  See the green binder to continue this line.

 Children (6):

i.  *Mary Prescott, born Feb. 24, 1630/31, Sowerby-Bridge, Halifax, Yorkshire, England; died Sept. 12, 1706, Lancaster, Worcester, MA.
ii.  Infant Prescott, born & died March 7, 1631, Sowerby, Halifax, Yorkshire, England.
iii.  Martha Prescott, born March 11, 1632, Sowerby, Halifax, Yorkshire, England; died Jan. 11, 1656, Lancaster, Worcester, MA.  Married John Rugg (Ruge).
iv.  Infant Prescott, born Jan. 1633; died Jan. 3, 1633 (buried March 11, 1633), Sowerby, Yorkshire, England.
v.  Infant Prescott, born & died  Jan. 3, 1634, Sowerby, Yorkshire, England.
vi.  John Prescott, born April 1, 1635, Sowerby, Halifax, Yorkshire, England; died Nov. 11, 1668.  A blacksmith, he settled in Concord and married Sarah ____.
vii.  Sarah Prescott Wheeler, born April 16, 1637, Sowerby, Yorkshire, England; died Aug. 25, 1714, Stowe, Middlesex, MA.  She married Richard Wheeler.
viii.  Hannah Prescott, born 1638/1639, christened April 16, 1639, Sowerby, Yorkshire, England; died Sept. 11, 1696, Lancaster, Worcester, MA.
ix.  Infant Prescott, born 1640 and died July 8, 1643, Yorkshire, England; buried Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England.
x.  Lydia Prescott Fairbanks, born Aug. 15, 1641, Watertown, Middlesex, MA; died Dec. 31, 1723, Sowerby, Yorkshire, England.  Married Jonas Fairbanks (Fairbanke) on 5-28-1658.
xi.  Jonathan Prescott, born 1643/44, Watertown, Middlesex, MA; died Dec. 5, 1721, Concord, Middlesex, MA.  Married 1) Dorothy on Aug. 3, 1670 (she died Oct. 8, 1674); 2) Elizabeth Hoar (died Sept. 25, 1687); 3) Rebecca, widow of Hon. Peter Bulkely; 4) Ruth Brown (died Feb. 9, 1740).
xii.  Joseph Prescott, born 1645/46, Watertown, Middlesex, MA; died Dec. 31, 1732, MA.
xiii.  Jonas Prescott, born June 30, 1648, Lancaster, Worcester, MA; died Dec. 31 (13), 1723, Concord, Middlesex, MA.  Of Groton, he married Thankful Wheeler Oct. 1669, and/or on Dec. 14, 1670, Mary Looker.

 John Wright (Sr.), born ca. 1575, of Woburn, Middlesex, MA; married 1588; died _____________.
The son of *Richard Wright (born ca. 1537, London, England; married Sept. 25, 1562, London, England; died 1568, MA) and *Dorothy Russell (born ca. 1541, London, England; immigrated to MA by 1575).

 *Jane Blechenden, born ca. 1567, Ruffins Hill, Aldington, England; immigrated to MA by (1588) 1601.  Parents unknown.


  i.  Francis Wright, born 1596, St. Dunstans, West Peckham, England.
  ii.  Thomas Wright, born 1600, St. Dunstans, West Peckham, England.
iii.  John Wright (Jr.), born Sept. 15, 1601, of Woburn, Middlesex, MA; died June 21, 1688, Woburn, Middlesex, MA.
iv.  Ann Wright, born ca. 1603, St. Dunstans, West Peckham, England.

 Richard Byfield (Jr.), born 1597 of Charlestown, Middlesex, MA; emigrated to England by ca. 1608; married ca. 1608, England; died Dec. 26, 1664, age 67, Mortlake, Surrey, England.  The son of *Richard Byfield (Sr.) (born ca. 1547) and *Margaret ________ (born ca. 1549), both of Mortlake, Surrey, England.  Ancestry unknown.

 Sarah Byfield, born ca. 1588, of Charlestown, Middlesex, MA.  Parents unknown.


i.  Priscilla Byfield, born 1610/1613, of Charlestown, Middlesex, MA; died April 10, 1687, Lancaster, Worcester, MA.
ii.  Rebecca Byfield, born ca. 1615, England.
iii.  Dorcas Byfield, born ca. 1617, England.
iv.  Mary Byfield, born ca. 1619, England.
v.  Debora Byfield, born ca. 1621, England.
vi.  Samuel Byfield, born ca. 1623, England.
vii.  Richard Byfield, born ca. 1624, England.

 *William Rockwell, deacon, born Feb. 6, 1591, Fitzhead, Somersetshire, England; married April 14, 1624, Holy Trinity, Dorcester, Dorset, England; immigrated to CT between 1624 and 1631; died May 15, 1640, East Windsor (now Ellington, Tolland County), Hartford, CT.  Probably came in the “Mary and John” ship per Savage.  Req. adm. as freeman Oct. 19, 1630.  One of the first two deacons removed to Windsor (Savage).  Buried Old Cemetery, Sunsetting, Windsor, CT.  The son of John Rockwell (1563-1637)and Honor Newton (1564-1637) both of Fitzhead, Somersetshire, England.  See the green binder to continue the Rockwell line.

William Rockwell, Dorchester, probably one of the original church-colony; juryman Nov. 9, 1630; deacon; one of the leaders in granting lands to settlers. Rem. to Windsor, Conn., in 1656-7 with Mr. Warham and half of the Church.  He d. 15 May, 1640. His widow Susanna thew Grant, q.v.. Ch. Joan b. April, 1625, (probably dau. of Bernard Capen of Dorchester, Eng., m. there 14 April, 1624,) m. 2, Mat-John b. 18 July, 1637, Samuel b. 28 March, 1631, Ruth b. Aug. 1633, (m. Christopher Huntington,) Joseph, Sarah b. 21 July, 1638, (m. Walter Gaylord.) [,Genealogy.]

 *Susannah Capen (Chapin), born April 11 (5), 1602, Dorchester, Dorchestershire, England; died Nov. 13 (14), 1666(4), Windsor, Hartford, CT.  The daughter of *Bernard Capen ( abt 1562-1638) and *Joan Purchase (Purchis)  (abt 1578-1653).      Probably Rockwell’s second wife.  She married Matthew Grant in 1645.  Bernard Capen and Joan Purchase and Susanna Capen and William Rockwell are the ancestors of Ulysses Simpson GRANT (1822–1885), the 18th President of the United States, via the latter’s’ daughter, Ruth Rockwell.

The Pioneers of MA:
Matthew Grant, b. in England, Oct. 27, 1601, came to Dorchester, probably one of the original church-colony that came in the Mary and John in 1629-30; frm. May 18, 1631. He rem. to Windsor, Conn., in 1635-6; was clerk of the chh. there. Ancestor of President Ulysses S. Grant. He m. 1, Priscilla--,Nov. 16, 1625; she d. April 27, 1644, ae. 43 yrs. 2 mos.; he m. 2, May 29, 1645, Susanna, dau. of Bernard Capon, and widow of William Rockwell, who was b. April 5, 1602; she d. Nov. 14, 1664. Ch. Priscilla b. Sept. 14, 1626, Samuel b. Nor. 12, 1631, Tahan b. Feb. 3, 1633, John b. April 30, 1642. [From his own rec.. See Stiles' Windsor.]  He d. 16 Dec. 1681.
Per Savage, of this name (Rockwell), 10 had in 1829 been gr. at Yale and 1 at Dartmouth.

 Children of William Rockwell and Susannah Capen:

i.  Joan Rockwell, born April 25, 1625, Dorchester, Dorchestershire, England; died July 7, 1665, Windsor, Hartford, CT.  Married Nov. 15, 1642 to Jeffrey Baker.
ii.  John Rockwell, born July 18, 1627, Dorchester, Dorchestershire, England; died Sept. 3, 1673, Windsor, Hartford, CT; buried in Stamford, CT.  Married 1) Sarah Ensign on May 6, 1651; 2) Deliverance Haynes, Aug. 18, 1662.
iii.  Samuel Rockwell, born March 28, 1631, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA; died 1710/11, Windsor, Hartford, CT.
iv.  Ruth Rockwell, born Aug. 16, 1633, of Windsor, Hartford, CT; died Feb. 14, 1683, of Dorchester, Suffolk, MA.  (married Christopher Huntington on Oct. 7, 1652).  To Ulysses S. Grant.
v.  Joseph Rockwell, born July 24, 1635, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA; died Oct. 28, 1742 (1642?).
vi.  Sarah Mary Rockwell, born July 21, 1638, of Windsor, Hartford, CT; died Aug. 17, 1683, Windsor, Hartford, CT (married Walter Gaylord, his second wife, on March 22, 1658).
vii.  Mary Rockwell, born 1639/1637, of Windsor, Hartford, CT.  Died young?  Possibly married Jeffrey Mahon per Stiles.
viii.  Josiah Rockwell of New London?

 *Thomas Norton, born Aug. 1582 in Norton, Yorkshire, England (Ockley, Surrey per Richardson & Ellsworth)  [Sept. 15, 1609, Sharpenhoe, Streatley, Bedfordshire], England; married May 5, 1631?  [probably ca. 1629], Shelton, Bedford, England; immigrated to CT after 1631; died May 16, 1648, Guilford, New Haven, CT.  A miller and signer of the Compact of Guilford, CT in 1639.  He came by ship, St. John, in 1639 with Reverend Whitfield’s Company.  The son of Richard Norton and Ellen Rowley [Dennis of Chelmsby or Denise or Susanna Neville].  See the green binder to continue this line.

First Settlers of the Colony.

Norton, Thomas, 1647. The name is not numerous in the State at this time.
John, a juror in '71.

American Biographical Library The Biographical Cyclopædia of American
Women Volume I Daughters of America; or Women of the Century Norton,
Mary Blanche Educational Work page 214:

Thomas Norton of Surrey, England, who, with the Reverend Mr. Whitefield,
came to Guilford, Connecticut, in 1639; was a signer of the Plantation
Covenant of that settlement, and until his death was the town miller and
church warden in Mr. Whitefield's [p.214] church. Thomas Norton owned a
large tract of land in the old town of Guilford, where his home lot
comprised over two acres on the west side of Crooked Lane, now State
Street; he also held seventeen and one-half acres on the "uplands"
beyond the town, with one and one-half acres of shore land. His wife was
Grace Wells, who belonged to a family prominent in Southern New England,
and on Nantucket Island.  One of Thomas Norton's
descendants, Aaron Norton, Doctor Norton's great-great-grandfather,
founded the City of Akron, Ohio. Another representative of the line was
Colonel A. B. Norton, a publisher of Dallas and Mr. Vernon, Texas, who,
at the gathering of publishers at the Columbian Exposition, Chicago, in
1893, was welcomed as the oldest living publisher in the United States.
A younger brother of the original settler of Guilford, one John Norton,
came to this country and settled in Branford, Connecticut, about 1646.
These two brothers have had many illustrious descendants, among them
being Eli Norton, Solicitor General of the United States Court of
Claims, during and after the Civil War; and Professor Charles Eliot
Norton, of Harvard University.

 *Grace Wells, born 1611, of Shelton, Bedfordshire, England; died Aug. 7, 1648, Guilford, New Haven, CT.  She was a widow at the time of her marriage (Richardson & Ellsworth, pp. 450-1).  The daughter of Hugh Wells or Welles (1595/98-1672) of Colchester, Essex, England and *Frances Belcher.


i.  Thomas Norton, born 1636, England; married May 8, 1671, Elizabeth Mason.  They moved to Durham.
ii.  *Mary Norton, born May 7, 1630, Dean, Bedford, England; died 1662, Windsor, Hartford, CT.  Married April 7, 1660, Samuel Rockwell of Windsor, CT.
iii.  Anne Norton, born Jan. 13, 1632, Deans, Bedford, England; died 1679, of Farmington, Hartford, CT.  Married John Warner of Saybrook, CT at Hartford in 1618.
iv.  Grace Norton, born 1633, Deans, Bedfordshire, England; christened June 13, 1632(3); died March 5, 1704, Guilford, New Haven, CT.  Married William Seward of Guilford, CT on April 2, 1651.
v.  John Norton, (1640-1704) A Deacon; born Feb. 15, 1634, Dean, Bedford, England; freeman 1667; died March 5, 1713 (lat 1712 per Savage), Durham, Middlesex, CT.  Married 1) Hannah Stone; 2) Elizabeth Hubbard in 1686.
vi.  Abigail Norton, born 1642, Guilford, New Haven, CT; married Aug. 6, 1667, Annanias (Ahnamias) Tryon (Trians per Savage).
 John Drake (Jr.), born 1622, Windsor, Hartford, CT; married Nov. 30, 1648; died July 7, 1688 (1689 per Savage) (will proved) [dated Will dated Sept. 12, 1689, proved Nov. 11, 1689], Windsor, Hartford, CT.  The son of *John Drake (Sr.) and *Elizabeth Rogers.

First Settlers of the Colony.
Drake, John, married Hannah Moore, in 1648--juror in '43.

 Hannah Moore, born Dec. 29, 1644, Salem, Essex, MA; died Feb. 16, 1686, Salem, Essex, MA.  Buried in Windsor, CT.  The daughter of John Moore and Abigail Pinney.

 Children (Note:  ix and x are not listed in Savage):

i.  John Drake (III), born Sept. 14, 1649/1647, Windsor, Hartford, CT; died July 7, 1689, Simsbury, Hartford, CT.  Married Hannah Mills on Dec. 15, 1687.
ii.  Job Drake, born June 15, 1651, Windsor, Hartford, CT; died April 19, 1733, Windsor, Hartford, CT.
iii.  Hannah Drake, born Aug. 5 (8), 1653, Windsor, CT; died Aug. 4, 1694, Simsbury, CT.
iv.  Enoch Drake, born Dec. 8, 1655, Windsor, CT; died Aug. 21, 1698, same.  Marred Sarah Porter on Nov. 11, 1680.
v.  Ruth Drake, born Dec. 1, 1657, Windsor, CT; died Nov. 13, 1731, same.
vi.  Simon Drake, born Oct. 28, 1659, Windsor, CT; died Dec. 21, 1711, same.
vii.  Lydia Drake, born Jan. 26, 1661 (1662 per Savage), Windsor, CT; died May 7, 1702, same.  Married Joseph Loomis on April 10, 1681.
viii.  Elizabeth Drake, born July 22, 1664, Windsor, CT; died Feb. 10, 1697, same. Twin
ix.  Mary Drake, born July 22, 1664, Windsor, CT; died Feb. 20, 1697/1698.
x.  Joseph Drake, born ca. 1665, Windsor, CT (died young?)
xi.  Mary Drake, born Jan. 29, 1666 (1667 per Savage), Windsor, CT; died Dec. 2, 1728, same. xii.  Mindwell Drake, born Nov. 10, 1671, Windsor, CT; died March 1, 1736, same.
xiii.  Joseph Drake, born June 26, 1674, Windsor, CT; died Jan. 14, 1754, same.

 *Benedict Alvord (Alford), born prior to Oct. 15, 1627, probably Bridport, County, Dorset, England; immigrated to Windsor, CT 1637; married Nov. 26, 1640, Joan Newton; died April 23, 1683.  He was a soldier in the Pequot War in 1637.  Probably the elder son of *Alexander Alvord.  The son of Thomas Alford (1575-1636) of Whitstaunton Parish, Somersetshire, England and Joan Hawkins (1594-1636) of Ashill, Somerset, England.

 Joan Newton, born __________.   The daughter of  _______________.

 Children (Data from Savage):

i.    Jonathan Alvord, born June 1, 1645.  Married Hannah Brown in 1681.  No children.
ii.   Benjamin Alvord, born July 11, 1647.  Of New London;  died Aug. 12, 1709 (Geneal. Reg. XI.27).
iii.   Josias  (Josiah) Alvord, born July 6, 1649, Windsor, CT.  Removed to Simsbury.
  iv.  Elizabeth Alvord, born Sept. 21, 1651, Windsor, Hartford, CT.
v.   Jeremy (Jeremiah) Alvord, born Dec. 24, 1655, Windsor, CT.

 *Robert Parke [II], born June 3, 1580, Preston, Suffolk, England; married Feb. 9, 1601, St. Edmunds, Bury Co., England (semer, Suffolk Co.); immigrated to CT after 1614; 1649 removed to New London.  He died Feb. 11/7, 1664 (1665 per Savage), Mystic River, New London, CT.  His will was dated May 14, 1660; probated March 1665.  The son of Robert Parke [I] (1515/6-1593) of Acton, Suffolk, England, and Alice Chaplin (1551-1594) of Tarnes Farm, Long Melford, Suffolk, England.  See green binder to continue this line.

First Settlers of the Colony.
Park or Parks, Robert, a juror in 1641-2-3, and a grand juror in '43—deputy in '41,

First Settlers of the Colony.
Parks, Thomas, 1649--probably a son of Robert.

 *Martha Chaplin, born Feb. 4, 1583, Semer, Suffolk, England; died 1640, Wethersfield, Hartford, CT.  The daughter of Robert William Chaplin (1555-1629) and Elizabeth or Agnes Ansty, both of  Semer, Suffolk, England.  Martha and Robert Parke are the ancestral couple of Princess Diana.
 Children (Note:  Only iii, vii, viii and ix are listed in Savage):

i.  Martha Parke, born Oct. 13, 1603, Semer, Suffolk, England; died Aug. 25, 1708, Roxbury, Suffolk, MA.
ii.  Robert Parke, Jr., born June 4, 1605, Semer, Suffolk, England; died May 11, 1685.
iii.  William Parke, born April 21, 1607, Semer, Suffolk, England; died May 11, 1685, Roxbury, Suffolk, MA.  A deacon, he married Martha Holgrave. He came in the Lion arriving in Boston in Feb. 1631 with Roger Williams.  Savage calls him the eldest son.  Descent to Woodrow Wilson’s wife.
iv.  Richard Parke, born Aug. 8, 1609, of London, Middlesex, England; died Cambridge, Newton, Middlesex, MA.  Married Margery Crane, ca. 1664.
v.  John Parke, born March 3, 1611, Ringhall, Semer, Suffolk, England; died 1634.
vi.  Jane Parke, born & died Aug. 10, 1613, Ringshall, Suffolk, England.
vii.  *Thomas Parke, born Feb. 13, 1615, Hitcham, Suffolk, England OR Stonington, New London, CT; died July 30, 1709, Preston, New Haven, CT.  Buried Avery Cemetery, Preston, New London, CT.  Married Dorothy Thompson.
viii.  Anne Parke, born Feb. 3, 1618, Hitcham, Suffolk, England; died Sept. 10, 1641, Roxbury, Suffolk, MA.  Married Edward Payson on Aug. 20, 1640.
ix.  Samuel Parke, born June 20, 1621, Bildestone, Suffolk, England; died March 22, 1709, of Stonington, New London, CT.  Had two sons and probably others.
x.  Elizabeth Parke, born 1623, Preston Capes, Northamptonshire, England.
xi.  Edward Parke, born 1624, of Semer, Suffolk, England.
xii.  Joseph Parke, born 1625, Bidley, Suffolk, England.

*Robert Rose [II], born ca. 1594, of Elmswell, On Rye, Suffolk, England.  He immigrated from Ipswich, Suffolk, England in April 1634 on the Francis, which arrived at Massachusetts Bay on Nov. 12, 1634.  He was age 40, and he arrived on the Francis with Margery, his wife, also age 40, who both took an oath at Ipswich, Suffolk, England for passage, along with their first 8 children (ages 2-15).  He married before 1619.  They moved to Watertown, Litchfield, CT.  He died April 4, 1665, Branford, New Haven, CT.  A constable in 1640, rep. 1641-3.  He removed before 1648 to Stratford.  The son of  Robert Rose [I] (1573-ca. 1592) and Mary Evered (born 1568), both of Rye, Suffolk, England.

 *Margery Evered (Everard), born 1594, of Elmswell, Suffolk, England; died before 1664, East Hampton, New York.  The daughter of Thomas Gawdy Everard and Agnes Mannock.  See green binder to continue the Mannock line.


i.  *Robert Rose [III], born 1618/19, Ipswich, Suffolk, England; died May 9, 1683, Stratford, Fairfield, CT.
ii.  John Rose, born 1619, Elmswell, Ipswich, Suffolk, England; died April 17, 1697, Southampton, Suffolk, New York, New York.
iii.  Elizabeth Rose, born ca. 1621, Elmswell, Suffolk, England; died July 22, 1659, of Branford, New Haven, CT.
iv.  Mary Rose, born 1623, Elmswell, Suffolk, England.
v.  Samuel Rose, born ca. 1625, Elmswell, Suffolk, England; died 1698, Newark, NJ?
vi.  Sarah Rose, born 1627, Elmswell, Suffolk, England.
vii.  Daniel (Danyell) Rose, born 1631, Ipswich, Suffolk, England; died 1696, Wethersfifeld, Hartford, CT.  Married Elizabeth Goodrich.
viii.  Dorcas (Darcas) Rose, born 1632/3, Elmswell, Suffolk, England; died 1708, Branford, New Haven, CT.
ix.  Hannah Rose, born 1634, Elmswell, Suffolk, England.
viii. Jonathan Rose, born 1636; of Branford, New Haven, CT; died 1684.

William Heath b: 1550/1555 in Ware, Hertfordshire,England.

Agnes Cheney b: ABT 1560 in Waltham Abbey, Essex,England.


 i.  Mary Heath  Christened 24 MAR 1593 Ware, Hertfordshire,England
Burial: 15 MAY 1629 Ware, Hertfordshire,England
Generation No. 11

*Thomas Horton aka Orton, born 1596, Mousley, Leichestershire, England; immigrated to MA by 1619; married (div.) 1632, Suffolk, Middlesex, MA; died 1640, Springfield, Hampden, MA.  The son of *Joseph Horton and Mary Schuyler (born 1578, Mowsley, Leicestershire, England).


Thomas Horton, Springfield, a witness of the Indian deed in 1636; propr., taxed in 1638.  He d. in 1640.  His widow Mary was examined Oct. 9, 1640, for selling her husband’s piece to the Indians.  She made marriage contract with Robert Ashley Aug. 7, 1641, reserving the rights of her son, Jarmy [Jeremiah,] 3 years old, and her other son, an infant. [Reg. XXXIII, 310.]

*Mary Eddy, born March 10, 1625, Nayland, Suffolk, England; immigrated to MA by 1619; died Sept. 19, 1683, Springfield, Hampden, MA.    Made marriage contract with Robert Ashley (died 11-29-1682) of Springfield Aug. 7, 1641 [they had children:  David, b. June 2, 1642, Mary b. Feb. 6, 1644 (married John Roote of Farmington on Oct. 18, 1664), Jonathan b. Dec. 25, 1645, Sarah b. June 23, 1648 and Joseph, b. May 6, 1652].  The daughter of *John Eddy and *Amy Doggett.

Children of Thomas Horton and Mary Eddy:

i.  Mary Horton, born 1619 (1629) [date doesn’t work with mother’s date], Andover, Essex, MA; died ca. 1700, Andover, Essex, MA.
ii.  Jeremiah Horton, born 1636, Windsor, CT; died Aug. 18, 1682, Springfield, MA.
iii.  Thomas Horton, born 1638, Springfield, MA; died before March 8, 1715/1716, Rehoboth, MA.
iv.  Jarmy /Jeremiah (Jeremy) Horton, born 1638, MA.
v.  Son born 1639, MA.
vi.  John Horton, born 1640, Springfield, MA.

 *William Blake (Sr.), born July 10, 1594, Pitminster, Somerset, England; married Sept. 23, 1617, Pitminster, Somerset, England; immigrated to MA by 1611; died Oct. 25, 1663, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA.  The son of Giles Blake (born ca. 1568 of Little Baddow, Essex, England) and Dorothy Tweedy (1572-before Feb. 15, 1647), of Andover Co., England.


 William, son of William, bapt. at Pit-minster, Eng., July 10, 1594, m. there Sept. 27, 1617, Agnes Band, widow. Ch. bapt. at P.: John bapt. Aug. 30, 1618, Anne bapt. Aug. 30, 1618, (m. in Boston, Jacob Leager,) William bapt. Sept. 6, 1620, James bapt. April 27, 1624. Edward, (place and date of birth unknown).  He was one of the founders of Springfield in 1636. [Reg. XIII, 297.] Rem. to Dorchester; earliest rec. there Jan. 3, 1637. He and his wife were membs. chh., and he was adm. frm. March 14, 1638-9.  Town and county clerk, town officer.  He d. Oct. 25, 1663.  Will, dated 3 Sept. 1661, prob. 28 Jan. 1663. Beq. 20s. to the town for the repairing of the burying place.  The remainder of his est. he gave one half to his wife and the other half to his 5 ch.  The widow d. July 22, 1678. [See Increase Blake, his Ancestors and Descendants.]

 *Agnes (Band) Thorn, born Jan. 12, 1594, Pitminster, Somerset,  England; died July 22, 1678, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA.  The daughter of  Hugh Thorne (ca. 1568-1616) of Pitminster, Somerset, England and Ede West (born 1572, Pitminster, Somerset, England).

 Children (5):

i.  George Blake, born 1611, Gloucester, Essex, MA; died Feb. 17, 1698, Boxford, Essex, MA.  [His birth date does not work with his parents’ marriage, nor is he listed above.]
ii.  Jasper II Blake, born ca. 1614, Wimbotsham, Norfolk, England; died Feb. 11, 1673, Hampton, Rockingham, NH.
iii.  Anne Blake, born/born Aug. 30, 1618, Pitminster, Sommerset, England; died July 12, 1681, Boston, MA. (Married Jacob Leager, in Boston). Twin?
iv.  John Thorne Blake, born Aug. 30, 1618, Pitminster, Somersetshire, England; died Jan.25, 1689 (Feb. 21, 1688), Dorchester, MA.  Twin?
v.  William Blake (Jr.), born Sept. 6, 1620, Pitminster, Sommerset, England; died Jan. 25, 1703, Milton, Norfolk, MA.
vi.  Grace Blake, born ca. 1622, Pitminster, Sommerset, England.
vii.  James Blake, born April 27, 1624, Pitminster, Sommerset, England; died Jan. 28, 1700, Dorchester, MA.
viii.  Edward Blake, born Sept. 3, 1626, Aisholt, Pitminster, Somersetshire, England; died Sept. 3, 1692, Milton, MA.

 *Andrew Messenger, born 1588, of Yorkshire, England; married ca. 1610/14, England; died in CT.  Parents unknown.

 Sarah _______, born 1590, England; died after 1681.  Parents unknown.


i.  Henry Messinger (Messenger), born 1618, England; died March 15, 1672, Boston, Suffolk, MA.

 *Ellis Barron (Sr.), born ca. 1578, Burn Church, County Waterford, Ireland; immigrated to MA by 1605; married ca. 1599?, of Watertown, Middlesex, MA; died unknown in Ireland.  Parents unknown.

 Grace _______, born ca. 1605?? Of Watertown, Middlesex, MA; died ca. 1650, Watertown, MA.


i.  Ellis Barron (Jr.), born 1605, Watertown, Middlesex, MA; died Oct. 30, 1676, Watertown, Middlesex, MA.

 Timothy Hawkins (Sr.), born ca. 1612?? Of Watertown, Middlesex, MA by 1635; married ca. 1637, Watertown, Middlesex, MA; died Sept. 1651, Watertown, Middlesex, MA.  Parents unknown.


Timothy Hawkins, weaver, Watertown, had grant of trees from Cambridge to pay for timber he used about John French’s house, 13 (1) 1647-8; bought land in 1651.  Inv. of his est. taken 27 Sept. 1651.

 *Hannah Hammond, born July 14, 1616, Lavenham, Suffolk, England; died Oct. 8, 1662 (1685), Watertown, Middlesex, MA.  Parents unknown.  Married Ellis Barron (Jr.) Dec. 4, 1653.  Her will was probated 10-6-1685.

 Children (Note that Grace Hawkins is not the daughter of these parents, but a wife of their son):

i.  Hannah Hawkins,  born Jan. (June per Savage) 10, 1637, Watertown, MA; died May 11, 1673, Groton, MA.  Married Ellis Barron (III) (Elizeus) in 1658.
ii.  Timothy Hawkins (Jr.), born Dec. 30, 1639, Watertown, MA; died Oct. 1697, same.  Married 1) Mary Sherman on Jan. 18, 1667; 2) Grace (died Jan. 2, 1675 – no children); 3) Mary (nee Treadway), widow of John Fisher (she died May 17); 4) Ruhamah Johnson on June 30, 1680.  His will is dated Aug. 7, 1697, probated Oct. 20, 1697.
iii.  Mehitable Hawkins, born ca. 1645, Watertown, MA; died Dec. 9, 1675, same.  Married Benjamin Garfield and had 2 sons, Benjamin and Benoni Garfield.

 *Isaac Stearns (Sr.), born Feb. 25, 1623 [1602], Nayland, Suffolk, England; married May 20, 1622 [probably May 20, 1631], Stokeby, Neyland, Suffolk, England; immigrated to MA by 1626; died June 19, 1677 (1671 per Savage) at age 75, Watertown, Middlesex, MA.  The son of William Stearns (born ca. 1545) and Emma Ramsford (born ca. 1545), both of Stoke, Cambridge, England.  See the green binder to continue the lines.


Isaac Stearns, sometime of Stoke Nayland, co. Suffolk, Eng. tailor, came early to Watertown.  Planter, propr.; frm. May 18, 1631.  Town officer.  His wife was a dau. of John Barker of S.N., clothier, and her mother m. 2, -Munnings of Gaynes Coine, Essex, Eng.; letter of attorney Aug. 24, 1640. [L.] Ch. Isaac b. 6 (11) 1632, Sarah b. 22 (7) 1635, Samuel b. 2 (2) 1638.  Other ch. known Mary, (m. Isaac Lerned July 9, 1646,) Hannah, (m. Dec. 25, 1650, Henry Freeman,) John, Elizabeth, (m. Samuel Manning,) Abigail, (m. John Morse).  He d. June 19, 1671; will prob. in Oct. folg., beq. to wife Mary; to ch. Isaac, John, Samuel, the ch. of dec. dau. Mary Lerner; daus. Sarah Stone, Elizabeth Manning and Abigail Morse; to kinsman Charles Sternes; to several grand children.  The widow d. April 23, 1677.

 *Mary Barker, born Jan. 1, 1604, Stoke By Nayland, Sudbury, Suffolk, England; died April 23 (2 per Savage), 1677, Watertown, Middlesex, MA.  The daughter of John Barker (Jr.) (1563-1617), a clothier, and Margaret Walter born 1564), both of Stoke, Nayland, Suffolk, England, who married Munnings of Gaynes Coine, Essex, England in 1640.  See the green binder to continue the lines.


i.  Mary Stearns Sterns, born Jan. 26, 1626, Watertown, Middlesex, MA; died Dec. 21, 1663, Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA.
ii.  Anna (Hannah) Stearns, born Oct. 5, 1628, Stoke-Nayland, Suffolk, England; died June 17, 1656, Watertown, MA.  Married Henry Freeman, Dec. 25, 1650.
iii.  John Stearns, born 1631, Nayland, Suffolk, England; died March 5, 1668/1669.  Married 1) Sarah Mixer, and 2) Mary Lothrop.
iv.  Isaac Stearns, Jr., born Jan. 6, 1632, Watertown, MA; died Aug. 29, 1676, same.  Married Sarah Beers on June 24, 1660.  Co-executor of his father’s will.
v.  Sarah Stearns, born Sept. 22, 1635, Watertown, MA; died Oct. 26, 1700, same.  Married Deacon Samuel Stone on June 7, 1655.
vi.  Samuel Stearns, born April 24, 1638, of Watertown, MA; died Aug. 3, 1683, same.  Married Feb. 1, 1663, Hannah Manning.  Co-executor of his father’s will.
vii.  Abigail Stearnes, born Feb. 28, 1639, Watertown, MA; died Oct. 15, 1690, same.  Married Deacon John Morse on April 27, 1666.
viii.  Elizabeth Stearns, born April 13, 1644, Billerica, Watertown, Middlesex, MA; died June 24, 1671, Watertown, MA.  Married Samuel Manning on April 13, 1664.

 *Bernard Capen, 1552/1562, Dorchester, Dorchestershire, England; married May 31, 1596, Dorcester, Norfolk, MA; died Nov. 8, 1638, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA.  Adm. a freeman May 16, 1636.  Buried with his wife North Burying Ground, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA.  His will was dated Oct. 9, 1638; probated Nov. 1652.  Abst. Of it in Geneal. Reg. V 240.  The son of Mr. and Mrs. Capen of Dorchester, Suffolk, England.

Bernard Capen, b. in Eng. in the year 1552, m. on Monday in Whitsun week, 1596. Joan, dau. of Oliver Purchase, ("Purchis"). Ch. b. in Eng.: Ruth b. 7 Aug., 1600, Susanna b. 11 April, 1602, d. 30 Nov., 1666, [believed by Stiles and others to have m. 1, Wm. Rockwell, and 2, Matthew Grant. Some discrepancy in dates.] John b. 26 Jan., 1612; (He came to this country with his parents, m. 1, Redegon, dau. of Nicholas Clap of Venn Ottery, Oct. 20, 1637, m. 2, 20 Sept., 1647, Mary, dau. of Samuel Bass of Braintree). The
family came from Dorchester, Eng., about Feb. 26, 1632. [See quotation from the diary of Wm. Whitway in Dorch. Pope Family, p. 13.] [See old family record in Reg. II, 80.] Settled at Dorchester; propr., 5 Aug., 1633, frm.  May 25, 1636.  He d. 8 Nov., 1638, ae. 76. Will dated Oct. 9, 1638, prob. 19 Nov. 1652. Beq. to wife and son John. Makes his "brother dyer" one of the overseers of the estate. George Dyer deposed. The widow Joanna d. 26 March, 1653, ae. 75 yrs. [See Upsall.]

 *Joan Purchase (Purchis), born March 25, 1578, Dorchester, Dorchestershire, England; died March 26, 1653, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA.  The daughter of *Oliver Purchase, Jr. and *Tamzine (Thomazine) Harris.

 Children (Savage lists only Ruth, Susanna and John):

i.  Bernard Capen, Jr., born 1597, Dorchester, Dorchestershire, England.
ii.  James Capen, born 1599, Dorchester, Dorchestershire, England; died Sept. 8, 1628, same.
iii.  Ruth Capen, born Aug. 7, 1600, Dorchester, Dorchestershire, England.
iv.  *Susannah Capen, born April 11, 1602, Dorchester, Dorchestershire, England; died Nov. 13 (14) (30), 1666, Windsor, Hartford, CT (buried as well).
v.  Dorothy Capen, born 1603, Dorchester, Dorchestershire, England; died Sept. 18, 1675, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA.
vi.  Hannah Capen, born 1607, Dorchester, Dorchestershire, England; (married Aug. 4, 1629, Robert Gifford).  Possibly died Jan. 26, 1678, of Dorchester, Suffolk, MA.
vii.  John Capen, born Jan. 6, 1612 (Jan. 26, 1613 per Savage), Dorchester, Dorchestershire, England; died April 6, 1692, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA.  He came to Dorchester before his father and was freeman May 14, 1634.  He married 1) Redigon or Radigan Clap on Oct. 20, 1637; 2) Mary Bass on  Sept. 20, 1647.  He was of ar. co. 1646, deacon 1656, a capt. rep. 1671 3-8.
viii.  Honor Capen, born 1614, Dorchester, Dorchestershire, England; died 1679/80, Westfield, Hampden, MA.
ix.  Elizabeth Capen, born Oct. 29, 1616, Dorchester, Dorset, England; died Jan. 16, 1678, of Dorchester, Suffolk, MA.  Married Tom Swift.
[Hannah Capen (II?), born ca. 1618, Dorchesters, Dorset., England.]

Hugh Wells or Welles, born 1590 in Colchester, Essex, England; married in 1619, Colchester, Essex, England.  He was buried in 1645, Wethersfield, Hartford, CT.  He probably came in the ship, Globe, in 1635 and arrived in Hartford, CT by 1636 and removed to Wethersfield.  The son of Thomas Welles and Alice Welles.

 *Frances Belcher, born between 1595 and 1598, of Colchester, Essex, England; immigrated ca. 1672 to MA; died March 1, 1678, Hadley, Hampshire, MA.  She married 2) Thomas Colman (Coleman of Hartford)  per Savage.  The daughter of Dabridgecourt Belcher (born 1580) and Elizabeth Fisher (born 1582),  both of Essex, England.  See the green binder for the Belcher lines.

 Children (Grace and Mary are not listed in Savage):

i.  Thomas Welles, born____, Stourton, Whichford, Warwickshire, England; died Jan. 14, 1659/60 (1676 per Savage), Wethersfield, Hartford, CT.  Of Hadley.  He married Mary _______.
ii.  Grace Wells, born 1619, of Shelton, Bedfordshire, England; died Aug. 7, 1648, Guilford, New Haven, CT.
iii.  Ann Wells, born ca. 1622, Bedfordshire, England.
iv.  Hugh Welles, born 1625, Colchester, Essex, England; of Wethersfield.  He died Dec. 22, 1678, Hadley, Hampshire, MA.  Buried Hartford, Hartford, CT.  Married at Hartford on Aug. 19, 1647, Mary Rusco.
v.  Mary Welles or Wells, born 1626, Colchester, Essex, England; died July 3, 1700, of Hartford, Hartford, CT.
vi.  John Welles, born 1628, of Colchester, Essex, England; died Oct. 18, 1692, Hatfield, Hampshire, CT.  Of Hatfield.  He first lived at Stratford.

 *John Drake (Sr.), born 1585/1592, of Wiscombe, Devonshire, England; married Feb. 12, 1784?, Wiscombe, Devon, England; died (killed by a cartwheel running over him) Aug, 17, 1659, Windsor, Hartford, CT.  He came in the fleet with Winthrop to Dorchester or Boston.  The son of William Drake (1564-1625) of Wiscombe, South Leigh, Devonshire, England and Phillippa Dennis/Dennys (1566-1655) of Holcombe-Burnel, Bicton, Devon, England.  See green binder to continue the lines.

 *Elizabeth Rogers, born 1581, of Wiscombe, Devon, England; died Oct. 7, 1681 (age 100 yrs.), Windsor, Hartford, CT.  Parents unknown.  Possibly the daughter of Thomas, of Plymouth; possibly married Samuel Eddy.


i.  Elizabeth Drake, born 1620/21, Windsor, Hartford, CT; died June 18, 1716, probably Windsor, Hartford, CT.
ii.  John Drake (Jr.), born 1622, Windsor, Hartford, CT; died July 7, 1688 (will proved), Windsor, Hartford, CT.  (Will proved Nov. 11, 1689.)
iii.  Job Drake, born 1623, Wiscombe, Devon, Dorchester, England; died Aug. 16 (Sept. 18 per Savage), 1689, probably Windsor, Hartford, CT.  Married Mary Wolcott on June 25, 1646.
iv.  Jacob Drake, born 1623, Windsor, Hartford, CT; died Aug. 6, 1689, Windsor, Hartford, CT.  Married Mary Bissell on April 12, 1649.
v.  Samuel Drake, born 1624, of Fairfield, Fairfield, CT; died May 10, 1686, probably Windsor, Hartford, CT.
vi.  Mary O. Drake, born 1625, Windsor, Hartford, CT; died June 12, 1683, probably Windsor, Hartford, CT.

 John Moore (Sr.) (a Deacon), born 1614, of Windsor, Hartford, CT; married June 16, 1637, Windsor, Hartford, CT; died Sept. 14 (18 per Savage), 1677, buried Sept. 19, 1677, Windsor, Hartford, CT.  He came in the Mary and John.  Both he and his father came to Dorchester, MA in 1630, and moved to Windsor, CT.  He was a freeman in May 1631.  The son of *Thomas Moore and *Elizabeth Young.

First Settlers of the Colony.

Moore, J., Capt. Newbury and E. Griswold were ordered in 1662, to lay out all the undivided lands in Windsor, at Massico, to such persons in Windsor as needed it. He was one of the early settlers of Windsor--and was a juror in 1639-42-43 and 44--deputy in '43.  He was deacon of Mr. Warham's church, and died there in 1677. He left a son John and four daughters; John Drake, sen'r married one of them {KK:  Hannah Moore}; Nathaniel Loomis, Thomas Bissell, and Nathaniel Bissell married the other three daughters.  He had two children, Mindwell and John born after he moved to Windsor.  A John Moore came in the ship Planter from England to Massachusetts, in 1634--perhaps the same. {KK:  See above for correct ship}

Colonial Families in the U.S.:
Deacon John MOORE, and his father Thomas MOORE, came to Dorchester, Massachusetts, in 1630, with Rev. John WARHAM'S Church and moved to Windsor, Connecticut

First Settlers of the Colony:

Moore, Thomas, Windsor--juror in 1639 and '42--perhaps a brother of deacon John.

Moore, John, jr., married Hannah Goff, 1664. His children were, John, Thomas, Samuel, Nathaniel, Edward, Josias and Joseph.

Moore, Isaac, Norwalk, 1664.

 Abigail Pinney, born 1618, of Windsor, Hartford, CT; died after Dec. 22, 1677, Windsor, Hartford, CT.  The daughter of Humphrey Pinney (born ca. 1588, of Winsor, Hartford, CT; and married ca. 1617, Windsor, Hartford, CT), and Mrs. Pinney (born ca. 1596, Windsor, Hartford, CT).


i.  Elizabeth Moore, born July 13, 1638, of Windsor, Hartford, CT; died July 23, 1728/3, Windsor, Hartford, CT.  Married Nathaniel Loomis on Nov. 24, 1654.
ii.  Abigail Moore, born June 16, 1639, Windsor, Hartford, CT; married Thomas Bissell in 1655 (Oct. 11, 1665 per Savage); died July 31, 1728, Windsor, Hartford, CT.
iii.  Thomas Moore, born 1640, Windsor, Hartford, CT; died Nov. 24, 1682.
iv.  Mindwell Moore (female), born July 10, 1643, Windsor, Hartford, CT; died Nov. 24, 1682, Windsor, Hartford, CT.   Married Nathaniel Bissell on Sept. 25, 1662.
v.  Hannah Moore, born Dec. 29, 1644, Salem, Essex, MA; died Feb. 16, 1686, Salem, Essex, MA.  Buried in Windsor, Hartford, CT.
vi.  John Moore, Jr., born Dec. 5, 1645, Windsor, Hartford, CT; died June 21, 1718, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA.  Married 1) Hannah Goffe on Sept. 21, 1664; 2) Martha Flamsworth on Dec. 17, 1701.
_____ Moore, female, born 1647, Windsor, Hartford, CT.

 First Settlers of the Colony
 Pinney, Humphrey, was one of the first settlers at Windsor in 1639. He was a juror in 1645. He was from Dorchester in Massachusetts, and was probably the ancestor of the few persons of the name now in Connecticut. One of the sons moved east of the river, the remainder of the family continued on the west
 side. He was the ancestor of Judge Pinney, of Ellington, and of Sidney, of Hartford. He married Mary Hall in Dorchester. His children were, Samuel, Nathaniel, Mary, Sarah, John, Abigail and Isaac.  Pinney, Nathaniel, son of Humphrey, died at Windsor, 1676--left children, Nathaniel and Sarah.


Generation No.  12

 *Joseph Horton, born 1578, Mousley, Leicestershire, England; married ca. 1599 Mary Schuyler (born 1578), Mowsley, Leicester, England; died Springfield, Hampden, MA.  The son of William Horton (1550-1640) of Firthouse, Halifax, England and Elizabeth Hanson (1550/1552-after July 16, 1660) of Mowsley, Leicester, England.  See green binder to continue the lines.


i.  *Thomas Horton, born 1596, Mousley, Leicestershire, England; died 1640, Springfield, Hampden, MA.
ii.  Jeremy Horton, born ca. 1598, Mousley, Leicestershire, England.
iii.  Barnabas Horton, born July 13m 1600, Mowsley, Leicester, England; died July 13, 1680, Southold, Suffolk, NY.  Buried, First Church, Southold, Suffolk, NY.
iv.  Jeremiah Horton, born ca. 1602, Mowsley, Leicester, England.
v.  Jeremiah (Jeremy) Horton, born 1604, Mowsley, Leicester, England.
vi.  Joseph Horton, born ca. 1606, of Mowsley, Leicestershire, England
[Robert Ashley Horton, born 1620, England; died Nov. 29, 1682, West Springfield, Hampden, MA. – seems to be confused with Robert Ashley who married Mary Horton, the widow.]
 *John Eddy (Sr.), born March 27, 1597, Cranbrook, Kentshire, England; married 1619, England; died Oct. 12, 1684, Rehoboth, Bristol, MA.  Buried in Watertown, MA.  He married a second wife, Joana ___, who died Aug. 25, 1683, ae. 80.  The son of Rev. William Eddy (1558/64-1616) of Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, and Mary Foster or Fosten (Faston) (1568-1611) of Cranbrook, Kent, England.  See green binder to continue the lines.


John Eddy, son of Rev. William Eddy of Crainbrook, Eng.; came to Plymouth in the Handmaid [with his brother, Samuel (both from Boxted, Sussex, England); Samuel stayed in Plymouth], arriving Oct. 29, 1630.  Rem. to Watertown (1633) in the Bay Colony; [see Bradford’s letter, Reg. II, 244.]  “A godly man, now and then a little distempered.” [W.] Frm. Sept. 3, 1634.  Town officer.  He desired to be excused from training 15 (10) 1673, ae. 77 years. [Mdx. Files.]  Wife Amy; ch. Pilgrim b. 25 (6) 1634, John b. 16 (12) 1636, Benjamin bur. In 1639, Samuel b. 30 (7) 1640, Abigail b. 11 (8) 1643.  He m. 2. Joanna --, who d. Aug. 25, 1683, ae. 80.

It is stated that John of Watertown, born about 1595, was son of Rev. William Eddy of Bristol, later of Cranbrook, England, who had been educated at St. Johns and Trinity Colleges, Cambridge, and received the degree of Master of Arts in 1591 at Cambridge University. The young graduate became a clergyman and received the appointment as Vicar of St. Dunstan's, Cranbrook, Kent, where he remained until his death which occurred in 1616, after a service of twenty-five years. (Bond, Watertown, 203.)]

John Eddy left Plymouth prior to 1632 and settled at Watertown, where he became a freeman in 1634 and resided there until 1684, the year of his death, being then ninety years of age. [*Winthrop Journal, I, 101.] By his wife Amy he had a son John, b. February 6, 1636-7, just ten months before our  John of Plymouth came along, and who is the one entered as "Deced December 27: 1707" in the Watertown recors. [*He had married, probably, before 1677, the date of his father's will. A bequest of £30 was made to him contingently, payable in £5 installments, annually, by his brother Samuel (Middlesex Probate, VI, 301)] It does not appear that he left any issue, as his brother Samuel in his will dated Aug 6, 1702, makes provision for the maintenance of "my brother John Eddi during his natural life." [*Middlesex Probate, XII, 454.] It is evident that he was then without a family, in straitened circumstances and perhaps "a little distempered" mentally as his father had been. This Watertown family had the names of John, Samuel, Caleb and Benjamin, as did the Plymouth branch.

Another John Eddy lived contemporaneously with these two just mentioned, in the person of John Eddy or Eddway, carpenter of Taunton in 1660, and as John of Plymouth bought land in Taunton that year, which was bounded by John the carpenter's land, it makes a pretty good foundation for some confusion which earlier investigators did not successfully escape. [*The Eddy Genealogy makes a hopeless tangle of the several Johns, particularly the Plymouth and Taunton men.] Whence came this John to Taunton is not known, but he is distinct from our pioneer. He may have been a half brother, or even a full brother, though bearing the same name, as there are a number of well-known instances of this double nomenclature in New England families. John of Taunton had two wives, Susanna Paddock and Deliverance Owen, and died in 1695 leaving three sons and five daughters. [*Bristol Co. Probate, I, 46; II, 20. Savage, Gen. Dict., III, 326, 328.]

The History of Martha's Vineyard by Dr. Charles Banks: Volume II, Annals of West Tisbury:  pp. 25 – 65, SKETCHES OF THE EARLY SETTLERS OF WEST TISBURY.

 *Amy (Amie) Doggett, born July 16, 1597, Groton, Suffolk, England; died Aug. 20, 1683, Rehoboth, Bristol, MA.  The daughter of John Doggett and Dorothy ________, both of Groton, Suffolk, England.  See green binder to continue the Doggett lines.

 Children (all but i, ii, vii, ix, x are listed in Savage):

i.  John Eddy (Jr.), born June 9, 1622, Nayland, Suffolk, England; died Feb. 8, 1623, Nayland, Suffolk, England.
ii.  John Eddy (Jr.), born March 29, 1624, (Boxted), Nayland, Suffolk, England; died Oct. 12, 1684, Nayland, Suffolk, England.
iii.  *Mary Eddy, born March 10, 1625, Nayland, Suffolk, England; died Sept. 19, 1683, Springfield, Hampden, MA. [Note she is not listed among the children in the excerpt above, however she is listed in Savage.]  She married Thomas Orton.
iv.  Sarah Eddy, born Oct. 29, 1632, Crainbrook, Kent, MA/England; died Jan. 26, 1671, Boston, Suffolk, MA.  Buried King’s Chapel, Boston, MA.  Married John Marion.
v.  Pilgrim Eddy, born Aug. 25, 1634, Watertown, Middlesex, MA; [died] Feb. 22, 1656, Boston, Suffolk, MA. [also, shows she married on this date, William _____ - they had children up till 1661.  Note that there were two daughters named Pilgrim.  One was married on April 22, 1656 to William Baker and next to ___ Stedman.
vi.  John Eddy (Jr.), born Feb. 16 (12) 1636 (Feb. 16, 1637 per Savage).  Married 1) Betsey Ann Dunham in 1831; and 2) Maryann Rider
Benjamin Eddy, born 1638, Watertown, Middlesex, MA; died 1639, Watertown, MA.
vii.  Sarah Eddy, born 1639, Watertown, MA.  Married John Marion.
viii.  Samuel Eddy, born Sept. 30, 1640, Watertown, MA; died Nov. 22, 1711, Watertown, MA.  Married Sarah Meade on Nov. 30, 1664.
ix.  Ruby Eddy, born 1641, Watertown, MA.
x.  Ruth Eddy, born [1641], Watertown, MA.
xi.  Abigail Eddy, born Oct. 11, 1643, Watertown, MA; died May 20, 1687, Charlestown, MA.

 *Oliver Purchase Jr., born 1552, Dorchester, Dorset, England; married June 21, 1577, Holy Trinity Church, Dorchester, Dorset, England; immigrated to MA after 1578 (ca. 1633); died 1633, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA.  The son of Oliver Purchase Sr. (born ca. 1522, of Dorchester, Dorcsetshire, England and Mrs. Olver Purchase (born 1528) of Dorchester, Dorset, England.

 *Tamazine (Thomazine) Harris, born 1556, Dorchester, Dorset, England; died 1633, Dorchester, MA.  The daughter of a ______ Harris, born 1530 in England.


i.  Thomas Purchase, born 1577, Dorchester, Dorset, England; died May 11, 1678, Lynn, Essex, MA.
ii.  *Joan Purchase (Purchis), born March 25, 1578, Dorchester, Dorcestershire, England; died March 26, 1653, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA.
iii.  Oliver Purchase III, born 1580, Dorchester, Dorset, England.
iv.  Robert Purchase, born Oct. 29, 1581, Dorchester, Dorset, England.
v.  Jane Purchase, born 1584, Dorchester, Dorset, England.
vi.  Aquilla Purchase, born 1587/91, of Charlton, Mackrel, Sommerset, England; died 1633, at sea, en route to Ne?
vii.  John Purchase, born 1609, Dorchester, England; died 1645.
viii.  Oliver Purchase (IV), born 1613, Dorchester, England; died 1701.
ix.  Priscilla Purchase, born ca. 1615, Dorchester, England.
x.  Ellen Purchase, born ca. 1617, Dorchester, England.
xi.  Mary Purchase, born ca. 1621, Dorchester, England.
xii.  Elizabeth Purchase, born ca. 1623, Dorchester, England.

 *Thomas Moore, born July 28, 1584, England; married 1589 of Windsor, Hartford, CT; died Dec. 18, 1645, Windsor, Hartford, CT.  The son of John Moore (born 1558 of England) and a Miss Young, of England.

 *Elizabeth Young, born 1588, [note her birth date does not work with the marriage date above] England; died in Windsor, Hartford, CT.  The daughter of a ____ Young born ca. 1562 of Windsor, Hartford, CT and Mrs. Young born ca. 1566 of Windsor, Hartford, CT.


i,  John Moore, born 1614 of Windsor, Hartford, CT; died Sept. 14, 1677, Windsor, Hartford, CT.  Buried Sept. 19, 1677, Windsor Twp., Hartford, CT.
ii.  Hannah Moore, born 1616, Windsor, Hartford, CT.
iii.  Thomas Moore, born 1629, Windsor, Hartford, CT.
iv.  Elizabeth Moore, born 1631, Windsor, Hartford, CT; died July 23, 1728, Simsbury, Hartford, CT.
v.  Hannah Moore, born 1633, Windsor, Hartford, CT; died Feb. 1, 1686, Windsor, CT.
[Hannah Moore, born Dec. 29, 1644, Salem, MA; died Feb. 16, 1686, Salem, MA.; buried Windsor, Hartford, CT.]



Andover, MA, Vital Records to 1850 (Tyler Family).

Baldwin, Thomas W., Patten Genealogy, William Patten of Cambridge, 1635 and His Descendants, Boston, MA, 1908, reprinted by Higginson Book Company, Salem, MA.

Banks, Dr. Charles, The History of Martha’s Vineyard, Vol. II, Annals of West Tisbury.

Bersticker-Scott Funeral Home, 3453 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, OH 43614. (Colburn Burroughs death, military records).

Brigham, Willard Irving Tyler, The Tyler Genealogy, The Descendants of Job Tyler of Andover, 1619-1700, 1912 (2v.), n.p.:  Cornelius B. Tyler and Rollin U. Tyler, 1912.

Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records –

Edgar Rice Burroughs, Chrono-Log Life Line, 1875-1950, compiled by Bill Hillman.

Burroughs (Kravcov), Eleanor L. Personal File – 1948-1962, in possession of Karen Kravcov Malcolm.

Burroughs, George T., Merchant’s and Mechanic’s Practical Arithmetic…, E.B. Smith & Co., Detroit, Michigan, 1876, and also Wm. Graham’s Steam Presses, Detroit, Michigan, 1875 (photocopy courtesy Library of  Michigan, Rare Book Collection, Nancy R. Robertson, curator).

Burroughs (Zieger), Mary Evaline, Memoirs of a War Bride, ERBville Press, Rialto, CA, 2003, Jerry L. Schneider. Also:

Burroughs, Samuel W., “Herbert de Bazan; or, The Soldier of the Tennesee, a tragical drama, in three acts,” The Tribune Printing Company, Detroit, Michigan, c. 1873 (excerpt photocopy courtesy of  the Detroit Public Library Burton Historical Collection).

Burroughs, Samuel W. (Whiteside), Samuel Burroughs Collection, 1900-1910 (scrapbook), notes and excepts courtesy of Sheila Wall from The Library of Michigan.

Burroughs, Theodora Blanche, Compiler, The Burroughs Family of Enfield, CT (1942-1969), Little Valley, NY referenced in Lois Ellis’s Genealogy, below (“John Burroughs of Enfield”) and LDS microfilm.

Burroughs, Victor, or  A cousin of the author Theodora Blanch Burroughs.

Colonial Families in the U.S.

Cox, Mamie Wynne, The Romantic Flags of Texas, Banks Upshaw and Company, Dallas, TX, 1936, (Chapter XVIII, “Captain Burroughs’ Flag of the Muskingum County, Ohio Volunteers.”.

Descendants of Jeremiah Burroughs,

Descendants of John Burroughs, Sr,

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Journal

Detroit Post and Tribune and Detroit News Tribune

 Ellis Family Bible Record, Elijah H. Owen, Genealogist, Detroit, Sept. 8, 1941, courtesy of Lois A. Ellis.

Ellis, Lois A., Genealogy of an Ellis Family of Michigan, Part III, The Burroughs Family, Warren, Michigan, 1996 - 30025 City Center Drive, Warren, Michigan 48093-5238,

Family Record Lavina W. Burroughs 1842-1927, courtesy of Lois A. Ellis.

Copy of The Detroit Free Press obituary for Mrs. Myron H. Ellis (Lavina W. Burroughs Ellis), dated Jan. 24, 1927, courtesy of Lois A. Ellis.

Family Search (LDS),

Fenno-Gendrot, Almira Torrey Blake, The Ancestry and Allied Families of Nathan Blake 3rd and Susan (Torrey) Blake, Early Residents of East Corinth, Vermont , Stanhope Press, Boston, MA, 1916.

Fenton, Robert W., The Big Swingers, A Biography (Edgar Rice Burroughs), Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1967.

The First Puritan Settlers of Windsor, – 1900 Census Online.

The Handbook of Texas Online, “Burroughs, George H.”, a joint project of The General Libraries of the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas State Historical Association
 and “Flags of the Texas Revolution”.

Hartford Probate Records, Vol. 17.

Hays County, Texas Deed Records, copies obtained courtesy of Nancy Wilson, 1441 Gatlin Creek Road, Dripping Springs, TX 78620,
 Heritage Search, Provo, UT – copies of 1870 and 1880 Michigan Census Film of the Burroughs family in    Belleville, Wayne County, Michigan.

Hinman, R.R., A Catalogue of the Names of the First Puritan Settlers of the Colony of Connecticut…, Hartford, CT, 1846,

Horste, Cathy Stromme and Wilson, Diane Follmer, Water Under the Bridge – A History of Van Buren Township, Van Buren Township Bicentennial Commission, Belleville, Michigan, 1977, Second Ed., 1980, photocopy courtesy of Sheila Wall and her aunt.

Index to Military Rolls of the Republic of Texas 1835-1845, H. David Maxey,

Kravcov Malcolm Karen and Eleanor Louise Burroughs Kravcov, personal family files, correspondence and notes.

Lovelace, Jayne Pratt, “Paternal Lineage of Daniel Pratt, b. 30 May 1741,” Suffield, CT; and The Pratt Directory

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, 17 vols., Vol. 12, Wright and Potter Printing Co., Boston, 1896 (

“Michigan Gazetteer and Business Directory for 1860”, Clarke Historical Library online copy.

Muster Rolls of the Texas Revolution, published by Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Inc., Craftsman Printers, Inc., Lubbock, TX, 1986 (copies courtesy of Texas State Archives).

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Pension Application File of Samuel W. Burroughs (“SWB”)and  his widow, Jane Burroughs, Certificate Nos.890677 & WC-815118 (114 pp.).

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Vol. 14.

The New England Historical and Genealogical Society Register, The New Historical and Genealogical Society, n.d., Boston, MA.

Nolan, Jenny, The Detroit News, “Rearview Mirror:  The Grand Army of the Republic”
 (reference to Samuel W. Burroughs).

Palmer, John, St. Joseph County Public Library, IN – Copy of marriage record of George H. and Rebecca Burroughs from South Bend Free Press and St. Joseph Advertiser).

Pope, Charles Henry, The Pioneers of Massachusetts, np, nd. (

Pratt, Francis Greenleaf, The Pratt Family – a Genealogical Record of Matthew Pratt of Weymouth, Mass. And His American Descendants 1623-1889, Boston, MA, 1890.

Roosevelt, James Henry, The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume IX R.

(Savage):  Savage, James A., A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England Before 1692,  Little, Brown & Co., Boston, 1861.

Schadt, Robert Russell, 44 Quiggle Ave., Castanea, PA,, provided the obituary and funeral record of George E. Burroughs.

Taliaferro, John, Tarzan Forever, The Life of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Creator of Tarzan, Scribner, New York, NY, 1999.

Texas General Land Office, Stephen F. Austin Building, 1700 North Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas, 78701-1495, courtesy of Bobby Santiesteban, Research Specialist, Archives and Records Division, 2001.

Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Austin, TX

Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol. II.

Vital Records of Andover, Mass., To the End of the Year 1849, Topsfield Historical Society, Topsfield, MA, 1912.

Vital Records of Warren (Formerly Western), Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849, Worcester, MA, published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee of the Fund, 1910, courtesy Town Clerk. P.O. Box 603, Warren, MA 01083.

Wall, Ron, Tyler Family History,

Wall, Sheila, Belleville, Michigan- numerous assistance, including tombstone photos and lookups regarding the Burroughs family in Belleville, Michigan,

Will of Ensign John Burroughs b. 1685 –, Burroughs Board.

Will of John Burroughs b. 1653 –, Burroughs Board.

Winthrop Society (Ship Indices) –

Yinger, Hilda E., 2740 Adamsville Rd., Zanesville, OH 43701-8461,
 Abstract of The Zanesville Gazette dated Aug. 31, 1836.

Alvord (Alford)
Blodgett (Bloggett, Bloggatt)
Burroughs (sometimes Burrows)
Capen (Chapin)
Dennis (Dennys)
Eggleton (Eggleston, Iggleden, Ingulden)
Evered (Everard)
Foster (Fosten, Faston)
Horton (Orton)
Messenger (Messinger)
Purchase (Purchis)
Rumrill (Rumerell)
Stearns (Sterns)
Wells (Welles)