Saturday, October 29, 2016

Charles Foote, Sr., of Colchester, Connecticut. Revolutionary War Veteran.




Gravestone of Charles Foote, Sr.
Old Cemetery, Colchester, Connecticut
Revolutionary War Veteran



My ancestral grandfather Charles Foote, Sr., a Revolutionary War veteran, served as a private in Captain Hezekiah Parsons’ (10th) Company, Colonel Benjamin Hinman’s Fourth Connecticut Regiment of 1775, Continental, taking part in the Siege of Boston, serving from 13 May 1775 to 3 December 1775.[1] He was born 10 November 1723;[2] the son of Nathaniel Foote and Ann Clark;[3] he died at Colchester, Connecticut, 25 August 1795;[4] he married October 1750, Jerusha Chamberlain,[5] daughter of John Chamberlain and Eunice Johnson.[6] 

Their daughter Jerusha Foote married Joseph Johnson of Colchester, Connecticut (see The Lost Trumbull).


Gravestone of Jerusha (Chamberlain) Foote, wife of Charles Foote, Sr.
Old Cemetery, Colchester, Connecticut

Charles Foote, Sr., was the great great grandson of Nathaniel Foote, "the Settler", and his wife Elizabeth Deming, and the great grandson of Nathaniel Foote and his wife Elizabeth Smith.



Monument to Nathaniel Foote, "The Settler"
Wethersfield Green, Wethersfield, Connecticut 

Charles Foote, Sr., was the grandson of Nathaniel Foote "The Quartermaster" and his wife Margaret Bliss. Charles was most likely born in the Nathaniel Foote House in Colchester, Connecticut. The house was started by his grandfather in 1699, and finished by his father in 1702. 




My first visit to the Nathaniel Foote House in Colchester, Connecticut. 




The Nathaniel Foote House
Colchester, Connecticut

The Town of Colchester Tricentennial Colonial Encampment on the Colchester Green, Colchester, Connecticut, June 5-7, 1998. The General Israel Putnam Branch #4 of the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution held a Patriot grave marking ceremony for Charles Foote, Sr. and Joseph Johnson in the Old Cemetery on June 6, 1998. 










Endnotes:

1. Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the War of the Revolution, Adjutants General, Hartford, 1889, 62.
2. Abram W. Foote, Foote Family comprising the Genealogy and History of Nathaniel Foote of Wethersfield, Conn. and His Descendants, 2 vols (Rutland, VT.: Tuttle Company, 1907), 1:48.
3. Ibid., 33.
4. Ibid., 48.
5. Ibid., 48.
6. Chamberlain Association News, Series II, Volume 6, Number 1, 1986.


Friday, October 28, 2016

Jacob Cutler of Manchester, Connecticut. War of 1812 Veteran.




Gravestone of Jacob Cutler
East Cemetery, Manchester, Connecticut
War of 1812 Veteran


My ancestral grandfather Jacob Cutler served as a private in Captain Newhall Taintor’s company, First Regiment (Brainerd’s) Connecticut Militia during the War of 1812.  He was on duty in New London, Connecticut (Fort Trumbull) from 18 August 1814 to 27 October 1814.[1]

He married Demis Johnson, the daughter of Joseph Johnson, and the great grandaughter of "The Lost Trumbull," Joseph Trumble, Jr. of Lebanon, Connecticut.

For more on Jacob Cutler, see The Lost Trumbull, seventh generation.



1Record of Connecticut Men who served in the Regular Army and Militia in the War of 1812, 42; National Archives Veterans Records, War of 1812 Company Muster Rolls, file 343; William E. Buckley, A New England Pattern: the History of Manchester, Connecticut (Chester, Conn.: Pequot Press, 1973), 358.






Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Sarah (Bulkeley) Trumble Welles (1702-1798) of Colchester, Connecticut.




Bulkeley Family Tomb
(Tomb of my ancestral grandmother Sarah (Bulkeley) Trumble Welles)
Old Cemetery, Colchester, Connecticut 


SARAH BULKELEY, who was born at Colchester, Connecticut, 8 April 1702.[1] She died at Colchester in 1798 and was buried in the recently excavated and restored Bulkeley Family Tomb, Old Cemetery, Colchester.[2] She  married (1) at Lebanon on 20 November 1727, JOSEPH TRUMBLE JR.[3] who was born at Lebanon, Connecticut, 27 March 1705; apparently he was lost at sea about 28 December 1731, aboard the Brigantine Lebanon, bound for the West Indies.[4]

Sarah Bulkeley was the daughter of the Reverend John and Patience (Prentice) Bulkeley, granddaughter of the Reverend Gershom and Sarah (Chauncy) Bulkeley, and great-granddaughter of the Reverend Peter and his wife Grace (Chetwood) Bulkeley and the Reverend Charles and Catherine (Eyre) Chauncy.[5]  It was the Reverend Peter Bulkeley who gathered the twelfth church in the colony preaching "The Gospel Covenant" at Concord, Massachusetts.[6] The Reverend Charles Chauncy was the minister at Scituate and Plymouth, Massachusetts, and second president of Harvard College.[7]   

Sarah married (2) at Colchester 29 June 1738, JOHN WELLES of Colchester;[8] he was born 16 December 1693.[9] Issue from Sarah’s second marriage was Chauncey Welles, born at Colchester 1745; died at Colchester 26 January 1810.[10]



Children of Joseph Jr. and Sarah (Bulkeley) Trumble, all born in Lebanon, Connecticut:[11]

1) SARAH TRUMBLE, bpt. Lebanon First Congregational Church, 15 Sept. 1728. Married (1) Elijah Johnson of Colchester, Connecticut, and (2) Deliverance Watrous. 

2) KATHARINE TRUMBLE, bpt. Lebanon First Congregational Church, 23 May 1731. Married Benjamin Burnham. 



Endnotes

1Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, from Colchester Vital Records, 28; hereinafter cited as Barbour Collection. 
2. Peter Marteka, "Tomb Holds Colonial Families Remains," Hartford Courant (eastern edition), Oct. 11, 2002, p. B3.
3. Barbour Collection, Lebanon Vital Records, 28.
4. Ibid., Lebanon Vital Records, 168. 
5. Donald Lines Jacobus, The Bulkeley Genealogy; Rev. Peter Bulkeley… (New Haven, Conn.: Tuttle, 1933), 92, 111, 116, 139-140, 171; hereinafter cited as Bulkeley Genealogy.  Note: see Frederick Lewis Weis, Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists who came to New England between 1623 and 1650, 6th ed. (Baltimore, Md..: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1988), lines 7, 31, 69 for the royal ancestry of the Bulkeley, Chetwode, and Chauncey lines.
6. Jacobus, Bulkeley Genealogy, 93; Alan Heimert and Andrew Delbanco, eds., The Puritans in America: a Narrative Anthology (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1985), 117-121.
7. Frederick Lewis Weis, The Colonial Clergy and the Colonial Churches of New England (repr., Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1977, c. 1936), 53; Weis, Sixty Colonists, 74.
8. Jacobus, Bulkeley Genealogy, 171.
9. Barbour Collection, from Wethersfield Vital Records, 279. 
10. Jacobus, Bulkeley Genealogy, 171.
11. Barbour Collection, from Lebanon Vital Records, 1:301.








Monday, October 24, 2016

The House of Captain Joseph Trumble, Sr., of Lebanon, Connecticut, built circa 1735/40.




The Governor Jonathan Trumbull Sr. House
Lebanon, Connecticut 
Owned and maintained by the Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution.



My ancestral grandfather, Captain Joseph Trumble, Sr., Patriarch of the Trumbull family of Lebanon, Connecticut had this house built in 1735/1740. In 1755 the house was inherited by his eldest surviving son, Jonathan Trumble/Trumbull, Sr., Connecticut's Revolutionary War Governor. "The house of Governor Trumbull stood originally and until 1824 on the north corner of Town Street and the Colchester road, on the present site of the Lyman house, and the War Office was west and near it, on the Colchester road."[1] 






1. History of New London County, Connecticut, with Biographical Sketches of many of its Pioneers and Prominent Men, Compiled under the supervision of D. Hamilton Hurd, Philadelphia, 1882, 489-90. 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Joseph Johnson of Colchester, Connecticut. Revolutionary War Veteran.



Gravestone of Joseph Johnson
Old Cemetery, Colchester, Connecticut
Revolutionary War Veteran


My ancestral Grandfather Joseph Johnson was the son of Elijah Johnson of Colchester, Connecticut and his wife Sarah Trumble of Lebanon, Connecticut. Grandson of Joseph Trumble, Jr. (see The Lost Trumbull).

JOSEPH JOHNSON, born at Colchester 17 June 1750, was baptized at Colchester First Congregational Church, 29 July 1750;[1] he died at Colchester 17 November 1808, "Killed by a cart running over him"[2] and was buried at Old Cemetery, Colchester.[3] Joseph was married by the Rev. Ephraim Little at Colchester First Congregational Church, Colchester, 25 February 1779, to JERUSHA FOOTE;[4] she was born at Colchester 2 March 1755, daughter of Charles Foote Sr. and Jerusha Chamberlain of Colchester;[5] she died at Coventry, Chenango County, New York, 21 January 1831.[6]

Joseph Johnson was a veteran of the American Revolution. He served as a corporal in Captain Nathaniel Webb’s company, Colonel John Durkee’s Fourth Connecticut Regiment of the Continental Line. He served from 1 March 1777 to 1 March 1780.  He re-enlisted and was appointed corporal 1 May 1780 in Captain Andrew Fitch’s Company of the Fourth Connecticut Regiment for a term of seventeen months and was discharged 30 September 1781.[7]

Children of Joseph and Jerusha (Foote) Johnson, all born in Colchester, Connecticut:[8]

1) DEMIS, b. 17 June 1779.
2) ELISHA, b. 6 Dec. 1780.
3) GURDON, b. 3 Nov. 1782; d. 21 Oct. 1786.
4) CLARISSA, b. 11 Dec. 1784.
5) LOIS, b. 14 Sept. 1786.
6) GURDON, 20 Aug. 1788.
7) RALPH, 9 Feb. 1791.
8) THEODOCIA, 10 March 1793.
9) WILLIAM, 11 March 1795.
10) JERUSHA, 14 Oct. 1798.


Endnotes

1. William E. Johnson, John Johnson and Other Johnsons (McDonough, N.Y.: the Author, 1940), 54, 59; hereinafter cited as Johnson, John Johnson.
2. Johnson, John Johnson, 59; Nathaniel Goodwin, The Foote Family or Descendants of Nathaniel Foote (Hartford, Conn.: Case, Tiffany & Co., 1849), 88, hereinafter cited as Goodwin, The Foote Family.; Paul Franklin Johnson, ed., Genealogy of Captain John Johnson of Roxbury, Massachusetts: Generations I to XIV (Los Angeles, Calif.: Commonwealth Press, 1951), 43.
3. Charles R. Hale, "Charles R. Hale Collection [of Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices of Marriages and Deaths]," (1933-34), hereinafter cited as Charles R. Hale Collection, at the Connecticut State Library, Old Cemetery, Colchester, Conn.
4. Frederic W. Bailey, ed., Early Connecticut Marriages as Found on Ancient Church Records prior to 1800, 7 vols. (New Haven: Bureau of American Ancestry, 1896-1906; repr. 7 vols. in 1, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1968), 3:107; hereinafter cited as Early Connecticut Marriages.; Abram W. Foote, Foote Family comprising the Genealogy and History of Nathaniel Foote of Wethersfield, Conn. and His Descendants, 2 vols (Rutland, VT.: Tuttle Company, 1907), 1:49; hereinafter cited as Foote, Foote Family. 
5. Foote, Foote Family, 48-49. Charles Foote Sr., a Revolutionary War veteran, served as a private in Captain Hezekiah Parsons’ [10th] Company, Colonel Benjamin Hinman’s Fourth Connecticut Regiment of 1775, Continental, taking part in the Siege of Boston, serving from 13 May 1775 to 3 December 1775. 
6. Foote, Foote Family, 49.
7. Compiled Service Records of Soldiers who Served in the American Army During the Revolutionary War 1775-1783 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives Record Administration, 1894-1912), MF M881:248; can be accessed at www.fold3.com; Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Patriot Index, 3 vols. (Baltimore, Md.: Gateway Press, 2003), 2:371.
8. Goodwin, The Foote Family, 88; for the list of children's names, see Foote, Foote Family, 49.




Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Catherine (Trumble) Burnham.


Gravestone of Catherine/Kate (Trumble) Burnham (my ancestral aunt), daughter of Joseph Trumble, Jr. and Sarah (Bulkeley) Trumble Welles. Sister of Sarah (Trumble) Johnson Watrous. She married Benjamin Burnham who was lost at sea in 1772. 

They had one child, Joseph Trumbull Burnham. 




Andover Road Cemetery, Hebron, Connecticut. 






Tuesday, October 18, 2016

John Trumble of Newcastle-on-Tyne.



Gravestone of my ancestral grandparents John Trumble and his wife Ellinor Chandler of Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland, England. Immigrant ancestors of the Trumble/Trumbull family of Lebanon, Connecticut. Old Cemetery, Rowley, Massachusetts. 

"John Trumble, immigrant ancestor of this family, was a cooper, and came to New England from Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland, England.  He settled at Rowley, [Massachusetts,] in 1640, and filled the offices of town clerk and schoolmaster."[1]

"John Trumble, Cooper, of Roxbury in 1639, and among the first members of Mr. Eliot's Church there, and the following year (13 May 1640) made freeman of Rowley. He brought to this country a wife Ellen and son John." [2]


In Memory of
John Trumble,
one of the early settlers
of Rowley:
he was a Teacher 
and Town Clerk.
He died
July 17, 1657.
and his wife
Ellen,
who died 1648-9

Erected in 1881 by
Rev. Dr. David Trumbull [3]





1. William Richard Cutter, ed., Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut, 4 vols. (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911; repr. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997), 1:403; Jonathan Trumbull, Jonathan Trumbull, Governor of Connecticut 1769-1784 (Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1919), 4.
2. Contributions to a Trumbull Genealogy, from gleanings in English Fields, James Henry Lea, Boston: David Clapp & Son, 1895, 3.
3. Inscriptions from the Old Cemetery in Rowley, Mass., copied by Geo. B. Blodgette, M.A., Salem, Mass.: The Salem Press Publishing and Printing Co., 1893, 73. 



Monday, October 17, 2016

My First Visit to the War Office.




My first visit to the historic War Office in Lebanon, Connecticut. 


"The most historic place in Lebanon, once the store of Governor Trumbull's father [Captain Joseph Trumble, Sr.], is the old War Office building dating back to 1727, the floors of which have been trodden upon by Washington, Rochambeau, Admiral de Ternay, de Lauzun, Lafayette, Chastellux, the Dillon brothers, who were later guillotined, and Generals Sullivan, Knox, Putnam; by Samuel Adams, John Jay, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin."[1]


1. France and New England Being a Further Account of the Connecting Links Between That Country and New England, Volume II, Allan Forbes and Paul F. Cadman, State Street Trust Company, Boston, MA, 1927, Page 103.

The War Office is owned and maintained by The Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Inc. 


Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sarah Trumble, The Wife of Elijah Johnson of Colchester, Connecticut.



Sarah Trumble, 
The Wife of Elijah Johnson of ColchesterConnecticut.

by Todd Gerlander

Much of the following originally appeared in "The "Lost" Trumbull: The Descendants of Joseph
Trumble Jr. (1705-1731) of LebanonConnecticut, the Eldest Son and Business Partner of Captain
Joseph Trumble Sr. and Brother of Connecticut's Revolutionary War Governor, Jonathan Trumbull
Sr." by Lee Gerlander and Todd Gerlander, published in "The Connecticut Nutmegger",
Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Inc., Volume 46, Number 3, December 2013. The article was a
culmination of decades of research, beginning back in the early 1970's on the Trumbull-
Bulkeley-Johnson family connection. The following study focuses on pages 198 to 200 of that
publication, with additional evidence regarding Sarah (Trumble) Johnson (my ancestral
grandmother), the daughter of Joseph Trumble Jr. (1705-1731) of Lebanon, Connecticut, and
Sarah (Bulkeley) Trumble Welles (1702-1798), daughter of Rev. John Bulkeley of Colchester, 
Connecticut.

Without an actual marriage record of Elijah and Sarah Johnson, the case is made, and evidence is
presented that it was Sarah (Trumble) Johnson who was the wife of Elijah Johnson, and the mother of
his children.

This paper will also show that Sarah (Hopson) Clark, the wife of Asa Clark, was never married
to Elijah Johnson of Colchester, Connecticut, nor was she the mother of his children. She never
legally went by the name Sarah Johnson. Sarah Hopson was born 29 January 1737 according to the
Vital Records, not 29 January 1727 as stated in The Genealogy of Captain John Johnson of
RoxburyMassachusetts: Generations 1 to XIV (Los Angeles, Calif.: Commonwealth Press,
1951), by Paul Franklin Johnson, which appears to be the only reference (undocumented) for it?
The documentation and evidence points to Sarah Trumble, who legally went by the name Sarah
Johnson.

Further information on the fact that Asa Clark and his wife Sarah Hopson were part of the
migration of New England Planters to Nova Scotia (1760-1768), and that Sarah (Hopson)
Clark never married a Waters/Watrous proves she was never Sarah Johnson, the wife of Elijah
Johnson of Colchester, Connecticut.




SARAH TRUMBLE, baptized at Lebanon First Congregational Church, Lebanon, Connecticut,
05 September 1728, died about 1810;[1] she married (1) ELIJAH JOHNSON, about 1743/44,[2] who
was born at Colchester, Connecticut, 20 September 1718, son of John and Mary (Ramsey) Johnson [3]
he died at Colchester 28 August 1755.[4] Sarah married (2) DELIVERANCE WATERS or
"WATROUS", after 1760.[5]

Concerning the marriage of Elijah Johnson and Sarah Trumbull: The signature used by Sarah
(Trumble) Johnson in signing for her portion of her grandfather, Captain Joseph Trumble, Sr.'s estate
and the signature used by Sarah (Trumble) Johnson, signing for her portion of her late husband,
Elijah Johnson's estate, appear identical.

In The Genealogy of Captain John Johnson of RoxburyMassachusetts: Generations 1 to XIV
(Los Angeles, Calif.: Commonwealth Press, 1951), the author Paul Franklin Johnson incorrectly lists
Sarah Hopson as the wife of Elijah Johnson. This genealogy lists the birth date of this Sarah Hopson
as 29 January 1727.
  
However, both Gordon Hopson Tully's The Hopson Family of Colchester. Conn., 1700-1760/1770
([Upper Montclair, N.J.: Tully, 1974?]), a typescript at the Connecticut State Library, Hartford, and
the Barbour Collection, Colchester Vital Records, lists her birth date as 29 January 1737. The latter
source also lists her older sister Betty/Elizabeth's birth date as 16 February 1735 (p. 87). If the
marriage between Elijah Johnson and Sarah Hopson were correct, Sarah would have been nine years
old when her supposed first child Catherine was baptized on 14 September 1746 (Records of the First
Church of Colchester, Connecticut).[6] Johnson's genealogy provides no evidence or proof for this
marriage.

In fact, Sarah Hopson married Asa Clark on 4 December 1755 in ColchesterConnecticut.[7] In the
church marriage record she is listed as Sarah Hopson, not as Sarah Johnson, nor is the term "widow"
used as in other such entries. It is also questionable that Sarah Hopson, a woman in mourning, would
re-marry less than four months after the death of her first husband.[8]

In 1755, Sarah (Trumble) Johnson signed an administration bond with her Uncle (her mother's
brother) Oliver Bulkeley in her late husband, Elijah Johnson's estate.[9]

Sarah (Trumble) Johnson was named in her grandfather, Captain Joseph Trumble Sr.'s will: "To my
Grandaughters Sarah & Katherine Trumble the Daughters of my son Joseph I give twenty five pounds
apiece old tenor to be paid them out of my moveable estate by my Executor." Sarah Trumble
signed the discharge on 01 March 1756 as Sarah Johnson.[10]

28 November 1759, Sarah Johnson sells land in ColchesterConnecticut for the sum of nineteen
pounds lawful money to pay debts (land formerly owned by her late husband Elijah Johnson as
stated) to Epaphras Lord of ColchesterConnecticut. The deed is signed Sarah Johnson. If it was
Sarah Hopson she would have signed Sarah Clark, since Sarah Hopson married Asa Clark in
ColchesterConnecticut, 04 December 1755. Sarah Trumble was still Sarah Johnson in 1759, not
marrying Deliverance Waters until after 1760. There are numerous land transfers involving Sarah
Johnson in the Colchester Land Records to settle debts. Sarah Johnson acting as Administratrix
of the estate of her late husband Elijah Johnson. All are signed Sarah Johnson, none are signed Sarah
Clark.[11]

In 1759 Captain Peter Bulkeley of ColchesterConnecticut, became the legal guardian of the
children of his Niece Sarah (Trumble) Johnson and the late Elijah Johnson also of Colchester.
Their great-uncle, Captain Peter Bulkeley, was the brother of their grandmother, Sarah (Bulkeley)
Trumble Welles. Their uncle John Johnson of Colchester, Elijah Johnson's brother, witnessed and
signed the bond.[12]

15 May 1809, Sarah "Watrous," the late Sarah Johnson, sold her dower rights from the estate of
her late husband Elijah Johnson of Colchester.[13] In 1809, Sarah (Hopson) Clark was living
in CornwallisNova Scotia with her husband Asa Clark, who she married in 1755. Sarah (Hopson)
Clark was never Sarah "Watrous", and therefore never Sarah Johnson.

It is also interesting to note that Elijah and Sarah Johnson named their first born daughter,
Catherine, and their first born son, Joseph. Sarah Trumble's sister was named Catherine, and her
father, grandfather, and great grandfather were named Joseph. Both Sarah Trumble and her sister
Catherine Trumble named their first born son, Joseph.


Children of Elijah and Sarah (Trumble) Johnson, all born in ColchesterConnecticut:[14]

1) CATHERINE, born 01 August 1744; baptized 14 September 1746.
2) LUCY, baptized 13 March 1748.
3) JOSEPH, born 17 June 1750; baptized 29 July 1750; died 17 November 1808.
4) GURDON, born 3 November 1752; baptized 1752; died 21 October 1786.
5) ELIJAH, baptized 4 January 1756.

Child of Deliverance and Sarah (Trumble) (Johnson) Waters or Watrous.[15]

1) THEODORE WATERS or WATROUS m. (1) JEMIME ARCHER.[16]


Now regarding what we know about Sarah (Hopson) Clark,

SARAH HOPSON, born at Colchester, Connecticut, 29 January 1737;[17-20] died at Cornwallis,
Kings County, Nova Scotia, 1823;[21] she married at Colchester, Connecticut, 04 December 1755,
ASA CLARK,[22] born at Colchester, Connecticut, circa 1731;[23] died at Cornwallis, Kings County,
Nova Scotia, 19 May 1819.[24]

Children of Asa and Sarah (Hopson) Clark born in Connecticut and Nova Scotia:[25] [26]

1) Jehiel, born in Connecticut; buried in Wilmot Churchyard, 05 January 1797.
2) Sarah, born in Connecticut, 1758; died CornwallisNova Scotia, 1830.
3) Lucy, born 15 March 1760; married 26 May 1778, Asael Bentley, son of David and Ann Bentley.
4) Lydia, born 20 June 1762.
5) Asa, Jr., born 05 May 1765 at CobequidNova Scotia.
6) Charles, born 21 December 1767.
7) Jerusha, born 12 June 1770.
8) Jerusha, born 11 June 1771.
9) Lavinia, born 17 October 1773.
10) Hannah, born 25 February 1776.
11) John Hopson, born 28 July 1778.
12) Ephraim, born 12 April 1780; married 27 February 1811, Rachel Robertson.


Disregarding all of the undocumented online genealogies/webpages which list other
undocumented online genealogies/webpages as sources, and with no vital records, legal documents,
etc., what appears to be the only "source" published in a family genealogy which lists Sarah Hopson
as the wife of Elijah Johnson is "The Genealogy of Captain John Johnson of Roxbury,
Massachusetts 1630-1951", Paul Franklin Johnson, Los Angeles, CA, Commonwealth Press, 1951.

This "source" is problematic since the author provides NO documented source for this marriage,
he also changes the birth date of Sarah Hopson to 29 January 1727 (without any explanation
of why? One can only conclude it's because Sarah Hopson was born 29 January 1737 and she
would have been between seven and nine years old when this "marriage" supposedly took place?),
where the Colchester Vital Records and other early published sources list it as 29 January 1737.
Johnson's genealogy also lists her marrying (2) ________ Waters, when we know Sarah Hopson
married Asa Clark, the one provable fact which is not even mentioned in the Johnson genealogy?
(Sarah Johnson, the wife of Elijah Johnson had to marry a "Watrous" or Waters who sold her dower
 rights from the estate of her late husband Elijah Johnson of Colchester in 1809. This was not Sarah
 (Hopson) Clark.)

Sarah (Hopson) Clark was never legally Sarah Johnson, whereas Sarah (Trumble) Johnson was. 

It was Sarah Hopson's older sister, Elizabeth Hopson (born 16 February 1735) who married Elijah
Johnson's brother, Elisha Johnson in ColchesterConnecticut, 13 May 1753. Sarah and Elizabeth
Hopson's parents, Captain John Hopson (1707-1751) married Lydia Kellogg (1710-1761)
on 28 May 1730 in ColchesterCT. Sarah Hopson was born 29 January 1737, not 29 January 1727.

Also to note, "The History of Kings County, Nova Scotia, Heart of the Acadian Land", Arthur
Wentworth Hamilton Eaton, M.A., D.C.L., Salem Press Company, 1910, pg. 883, states that "Asa
Clark or Clarke was the founder of the King's County Clarke family" in Nova Scotia. Sarah Hopson
went to Canada with her husband Asa Clark with the migration of New England Planters to Nova 
Scotia (1760-1768). The book, "Nova Scotia Immigrants to 1867" by Leonard H. Smith Jr. and
Norma H. Smith lists both Asa Clark "s. of Noah/Sarah (Tainter)" and his wife Sarah "d. of
John/Lydia (Kellogg) Hobson" and that they went from "Conn. to Cornwallis (grantee) ca. 1760".
It is possible they were living in Nova Scotia as early as 1760, and that their third child Lucy was
born there? The birth of their daughter Lucy, 15 March 1760, is the first of their children listed in
the Cornwallis township book, which would suggest they were living there? But, it was probably
1761, since the Colchester Land Records list Asa Clark and his wife Sarah selling land to John
Kellogg. They were living in Cobequid or PortapiqueNova Scotia in 31 December 1764 when Asa
Clark received a grant of land in CornwallisNova Scotia. They were still in CobequidNova Scotia 
when their son Asa, Jr. was born 05 May 1765.[27] Sarah (Hopson) Clark died in 1823, and is
buried with her husband in the Upper Canard CemeteryKings CountyNova Scotia. Since her
husband Asa Clark died 19 May 1819 on the "Clark Homestead" in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia,[28] 
Sarah (Hopson) Clark was NOT the Sarah Watrous/Waters who sold her dower rights from the
estate of her late husband Elijah Johnson in Colchester, Connecticut in 1809. Sarah (Hopson)
Clark was married to Asa Clark from 1755 to his death in 1819. She never married a Watrous/Waters,
so it was not possible for her to be the wife of Elijah Johnson.

From the vital records (birth date) and evidence listed above, including her move to Canada, it is
not possible that Sarah (Hopson) Clark was the wife of Elijah Johnson. The evidence points
to and supports Sarah (Trumble) Johnson as the wife of Elijah Johnson.



Endnotes

1. Connecticut Church Records, IndexLebanon First Congregational Church 1700-1883
(Hartford: Connecticut State Library, 1942) 206; her death date is based on her selling her dower rights
in 1809.
2. William E. Johnson, John Johnson and Other Johnsons (McDonough, N.Y.: the author, 1940),
54; hereinafter cited as Johnson, John Johnson.
3. Barbour Collection, from Colchester Vital Records, 93; Johnson, John Johnson, 42-43.
4. Johnson, John Johnson, 54.
5. Marriage date based on the name she signed on legal documents.
6. Johnson, John Johnson, 57.
7. Barbour Collection, from Colchester Vital Records, 87; Frederic W. Bailey, ed., Early Connecticut
Marriages as Found on Ancient Church Records prior to 1800, 7 vols. (New Haven: Bureau of
American Ancestry, 1896-1906; repr. 7 vols. in 1, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co.,
1968), 3:102; hereinafter cited as Early Connecticut Marriages.
8. Family Records [Heretofore unpublished] Collected in Commemoration of the Three
Hundredth Anniversary of the Settlement of Connecticut (New Haven, Conn.: The Connecticut
Chapter of the National Society Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America, Inc., 1935), 53;
hereinafter cited as Family Records.
9. Town of Colchester Records, 1742-1883, RG 62-028, Series 1, Court and Justice of the Peace
Records, 1742-1882, file 1804, Estate of Elijah Johnson (1755).
10. Windham Probate District, Estate of Joseph Trumble Sr., Lebanon 1755, File #3830.
11. ColchesterConnecticut Land Records
12. Town of Colchester Records, 1742-1883, RG 62-028, Series 1, Court and Justice of the Peace
Records, 1742-1882, file 1798, Estate of Catherine, Elijah, Gurdon, Joseph, Lucy Johnson (1759).
13. Colchester Land Records, 16:371.
14. Johnson, John Johnson, 54-55.
15.  Pedigree Resource File, database online at FamilySearch.org, citing "George E. Watrous;
Danielson, CT (1996); Personal records and family history notes (1996); copy in poss. of Steven B.
Watrous."
16. Ibid.
17. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, New England Historic Genealogical
Society, Volume XLII, 1888, "Memoranda of all the Inscriptions in the Old Burying Ground at
Colchester, Conn." by Frank E. Randall, Esq., pg. 387.
18. The Kellogg's in the Old World and the New, Volume 1, Timothy Hopkins, 1903.
19. The History of Kings County, Nova Scotia, Heart of the Acadian Land, Arthur Wentworth
Hamilton Eaton, M.A., D.C.L., Salem Press Company, 1910, pg. 883; hereinafter cited as Kings
County.
20. The Hopson Family of ColchesterConn. 1700-1760/1770, Gordon Hopson Tully, 1974.
21. Kings County, 604-606.
22. Early Connecticut Marriages, 3:102.
23. Kings County, 883.
24. Kings County, 605.
25. Kings County, 605-606.
26. Cornwallis Township Book, Cornwallis, Kings CountyNova Scotia.
27. Kings County, 605.
28. Ibid.



Saturday, October 15, 2016

Captain Joseph Trumble, Sr. and his wife Hannah (Higley) Trumbull.




Gravestones of my ancestral grandparents, Captain Joseph Trumble Sr., Patriarch of the Trumbull Family of Lebanon, Connecticut, and his wife, Hannah Higley, daughter of Captain John Higley and Hannah Drake. 

Trumbull Cemetery, Lebanon, Connecticut.[1] 

Here lies the body of
Capt. Joseph Trumble
One of the Fathers of ye town and
Just Friend to it, of a compassionate
Kind deposition who after a short
Illness departed this life in the hope
Of a better June 16. 1755 in the 77th year of his age.

and

Here are deposited the remains of
Mrs. Hannah Trumbull, late wife of Capt. Joseph Trumbull, Daughter of John
Higley of Simsbury Esqur. Whom came from
Frimley in ye County of Surrey by Mrs. Hannah
Drake his first wife. She was born
At Windsor 22d April 1683, Died at
Lebanon 8 Nov. 1768, aged 85 years. 6 mo. & 15 days.



1. Ashbel Woodward, transcriber, "Ancient Grave Yard at Lebanon, Conn.," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 12 (1858): 55-63.


Friday, October 14, 2016

The Lost Trumbull: The Descendants of Joseph Trumble, Jr. (1705-1731) of Lebanon, Connecticut.


The Lost Trumbull 

The following excerpt is taken from an article I co-authored titled, "The "Lost" Trumbull: The Descendants of Joseph Trumble Jr. (1705-1731) of LebanonConnecticut, the Eldest Son and Business Partner of Captain Joseph Trumble Sr. and Brother of Connecticut's Revolutionary War Governor, Jonathan Trumbull Sr.", by Lee Gerlander and Todd Gerlander, published in "The Connecticut Nutmegger", Volume 46, Number 3, December 2013, published by the Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Inc. The article was a culmination of decades of research, beginning back in the early 1970's on the Trumbull-Bulkeley-Johnson family connection. I included the first seven generations (pages 194-201) in this post which deal directly with the Trumbull-Bulkeley-Johnson families, including endnotes. I also corrected any edits, typos, etc., from the original publication.

Todd Gerlander 




THE "LOST" TRUMBULL: The Descendants of Joseph Trumble, Jr. 
(1705-1731) of Lebanon, Connecticut, 
the Eldest Son and Business Partner of Captain Joseph 
Trumble, Sr. and Brother of Connecticut’s Revolutionary War 
Governor, Jonathan Trumbull, Sr.


by Lee Gerlander and Todd Gerlander


Brigantine Lebanon



Author's Note: This article, with its focus on my ninth generation lineal ancestor Joseph Trumble Jr., eldest son of Captain Joseph Trumble Sr. of Lebanon, Connecticut, documents one line of descent through his eldest daughter, Sarah Trumble. Trumbull family genealogies and charts are either incorrect or omit the descendants of Joseph Trumble Jr. entirely. I propose to find the "lost" Trumble, and to set the record straight.

First Generation

"John Trumble, immigrant ancestor of this family, was a cooper, and came to New England from Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland, England.  He settled at Rowley, [Massachusetts,] in 1640, and filled the offices of town clerk and schoolmaster."[1]

JOHN TRUMBLE was buried at Rowley, Massachusetts, 18:5m:1657 [18 July 1657].[2]  He had married in England, ELLINOR CHANDLER, who died at Rowley, 1648/49.[3]

Children of John and Ellinor (Chandler) Trumble, born England:[4]

1) BERIAH, b. Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, 1637; died in infancy.
2) JOHN, b. Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, 1639.

Children of John and Ellinor (Chandler) Trumble, born Rowley, Mass.: [5]

3) HANNA, b. 14:12m:1640 [14 Feb. 1640].
4) JUDAH, b. 3:4m:1643 [19 June 1643].
5) RUTH, b. 23:2m:1645 [23 April 1645].
6) JOSEPH, b. 29:3m:1647 [29 May 1647].

Second Generation

JOSEPH TRUMBLE was born at Rowley, Massachusetts, in 1647; he died at Suffield, Connecticut, 15 August 1684;[6]  he married at Rowley, 6 May 1669, HANNAH SMITH, daughter of Hugh Smith of Rowley.[7]

Children of Joseph Sr. and Hannah (Smith) Trumble, born at Rowley:[8]

1) JOHN, bpt. Rowley, Mass., 27 Nov. 1670. 
2) HANNAH, b. Rowley, 9 May 1673.
3) MARY, bpt. Rowley, 28 March 1675.

Children of Joseph Sr. and Hannah (Smith) Trumble, born at Suffield, Conn.:[9]

4) JOSEPH, b. 16 Jan. 1678.
5) AMMI [AMNEY], b. 1 Aug. 1681. 
6) BENONI, b. 10 Aug. 1684. 

Third Generation

CAPTAIN JOSEPH TRUMBLE SR. was born at Suffield, Connecticut, 16 January 1678; he died at Lebanon, Connecticut, 16 June 1755.[10]  He married at Simsbury, Connecticut, 31 August 1704, HANNAH HIGLEY;[11] she was born at Simsbury 22 April 1684, the daughter of Capt. John and Hannah (Drake) Higley;[12] died at  Lebanon, 7 November 1768.[13]

Captain Joseph Trumble Sr. was the patriarch of the Lebanon branch of the Trumble/Trumbull family. In 1704 he moved to Lebanon and purchased land there. He later purchased the house and property of the Reverend Joseph Parsons, first minister of Lebanon.[14]  In 1718, "This Assembly do establish and confirm Mr. Joseph Trumble Lieutenant of the Troop raised in the county of New London."[15] The year 1727 is the traditional date for when Captain Joseph Trumble Sr. built or purchased the Trumble storehouse/shop, which later became the war office of his son, Governor Jonathan Trumbull Sr., during the American Revolution.[16] In May 1728  "This Assembly do establish and confirm Mr. Joseph Trumbull to be Captain of the Troop in the County of Windham, and order that he be commissioned accordingly."[17]  

In 1740 Captain Joseph Trumble Sr. built the Trumbull House.[18] "Various trades were carried on here. Cloth was woven, and leather was tanned; boots and shoes were made to order by the town shoemaker, who took the measure of the feet needing to be shod; saddles and harnesses were made by the saddler; axes, hoes, scythes were fashioned at other shops; barrels and casks were turned out by the cooper; greater activity doubtless being lent to the town by the extensive commerce of land and sea carried on under Capt. Joseph Trumbull."[19]

Below are the tombstone inscriptions of Captain Joseph Trumble, Sr. and his wife Hannah (Higley) Trumbull.[20]

Here lies the body of
Capt. Joseph Trumble
One of the Fathers of ye town and
Just Friend to it, of a compassionate
Kind deposition who after a short
Illness departed this life in the hope
Of a better June 16. 1755 in the 77th year of his age.

and

Here are deposited the remains of
Mrs. Hannah Trumbull, late wife of Capt. Joseph Trumbull, Daughter of John
Higley of Simsbury Esqur. Whom came from
Frimley in ye County of Surrey by Mrs. Hannah
Drake his first wife. She was born
At Windsor 22d April 1683, Died at
Lebanon 8 Nov. 1768, aged 85 years. 6 mo. & 15 days.

Children of Joseph Sr. and Hannah (Higley) Trumble, all born in Lebanon, Connecticut:[21]

1) JOSEPH JR., b. 27 March 1705.
2) JONATHAN SR., b. 12 Oct. 1710, Connecticut Revolutionary War Governor.
3) MARY, b. 21 Aug. 1713 or 1714.
4) HANNAH, b. 1715.
5) HANNAH, b. 18 Sept. 1717.
6) ABIGAIL, b. 6 March 1718/19.
7) JOHN, b. 1722, died young.
8) DAVID, b. 8 Sept. 1723; d. 9 July 1740.

Fourth Generation

JOSEPH TRUMBLE JR. was born at Lebanon, Connecticut, 27 March 1705; apparently he was lost at sea about 28 December 1731, aboard the Brigantine Lebanon, bound for the West Indies.[22] He married at Lebanon on 20 November 1727, SARAH BULKELEY, [23]  who was born at Colchester, Connecticut, 8 April 1702. [24] She died at Colchester in 1798 and was buried in the recently excavated and restored Bulkeley Family Tomb, Old Cemetery, Colchester. [25]

Sarah Bulkeley was the daughter of the Reverend John and Patience (Prentice) Bulkeley, granddaughter of the Reverend Gershom and Sarah (Chauncy) Bulkeley, and great-granddaughter of the Reverend Peter and his wife Grace (Chetwood) Bulkeley and the Reverend Charles and Catherine (Eyre) Chauncy.[26]  It was the Reverend Peter Bulkeley who gathered the twelfth church in the colony preaching "The Gospel Covenant" at Concord, Massachusetts.[27] The Reverend Charles Chauncy was the minister at Scituate and Plymouth, Massachusetts, and second president of Harvard College.[28]   

Sarah married (2) at Colchester 29 June 1738, JOHN WELLES of Colchester;[29] he was born 16 December 1693.[30] Issue from Sarah’s second marriage was Chauncey Welles, born at Colchester 1745; died at Colchester 26 January 1810.[31]

"Here, in this same year [1705], was born his [Joseph Sr.’s] eldest son Joseph, destined to a short career with a sad ending; for at the age of twenty-seven, on a foreign voyage in the interest of  his father’s growing business, he was lost at sea, leaving a widow with two daughters. Doubtless he had become, at this time, his father’s right-hand man, and doubtless too, much of the father’s success and prosperity were due to this son."[32] 

On 1 September 1727 Joseph Trumble Jr. purchased twenty-four acres of land in Lebanon from his father Captain Joseph Trumble Sr. for 300 pounds. Captain Joseph Trumble Sr. also conferred one-third ownership of a mill which is on the said property.[33] Also in 1727 Joseph Trumble Jr. purchased one acre of land in Lebanon from his father Captain Joseph Trumble Sr. for one hundred pounds. [34]

In October 1730, "This Assembly do establish and confirm Mr. Joseph Trumble, Jun., of Lebanon, to be Quarter Master of the Troop in the County of Windham, and order that he be commissioned accordingly."[35] 

Joseph Trumble Jr. was in partnership with his father, Joseph Trumble, Sr., the business being called, "Trumble & Son."  "Mr. Trumbull (Joseph Trumble Jr.) was a merchant in company with his father (Joseph Trumble Sr.). He left New London for the West Indies on 23 Dec. 1731, and five days after “was not seen or heard of."[36] His brother Jonathan Trumbull became the famous "War Governor" of Connecticut, and a cousin, John Trumbull, was the Revolutionary poet."[37] 

"To the Honorable Superior Court holden at New London legal term 1735.  The humble request of Ann Griffin of New London in New London County: follows in these words (undecipherable word here) whereas your honorable petitioner husband Samuel Griffin sailed out of this port of New London as mate on board the Brigantine called Lebanon whereof Mr. Benjamin Shapley of said New London was then Master on the 29th day of December 1731. to which said vessel was bound for the Island of Barbadoes from there to Sal Tortuga and so back to this Port of New London. fore of which vessel masts master & mariners there hath been no intelligence since their departure from New London aforesaid except what was heard five days after such their departure concerning this report by one Captain Boulder till then accompanying them in their passage. But left them in great distress in a storm. Since with no account is given of them. When now is almost four years. Why it is now beyond doubt that your honorable petitioner husband is dead.
Wherefore the news to this Honorable Court that according to one certain law of this Colony page 224/225 – she may be esteemed single and unmarried and may have the liberty with and by said statute this Honorable Court are authorized to grant and your honorable petition as is duty bound with due prayer.

Mrs. Griffing"[38] 

Children of Joseph Jr. and Sarah (Bulkeley) Trumble, all born in Lebanon, Connecticut:[39]

1) SARAH TRUMBLE, bpt. Lebanon First Congregational Church, 15 Sept. 1728. 
2) KATHARINE TRUMBLE, bpt. Lebanon First Congregational Church, 23 May 1731. 

Fifth Generation

1) SARAH TRUMBLE, baptized at Lebanon First Congregational Church, Lebanon, Connecticut, 15 September 1728, died about 1810;[40] she married (1) ELIJAH JOHNSON, about 1743/44,[41] who was born at Colchester, Connecticut, 20 September 1718, son of John and Mary (Ramsey) Johnson;[42] he died at Colchester 28 August 1755.[43] Sarah married (2) DELIVERANCE WATERS or "WATROUS," after 1760.[44] 

Sarah (Trumble) Johnson was named in her grandfather, Captain Joseph Trumble Sr.’s will: "To my Grandaughters Sarah & Katherine Trumble the Daughters of my son Joseph I give twenty five pounds apiece old tenor to be paid them out of my moveable estate by my Executor."[45] Sarah Trumble signed the discharge on 1 March 1756 as Sarah Johnson.[46] 

In 1755, Sarah (Trumble) Johnson signs an administration bond with her mother’s brother Oliver Bulkeley in her late husband, Elijah Johnson’s estate.[47]  

In 1759 Captain Peter Bulkeley of Colchester, Connecticut, became the legal guardian of the children of Sarah (Trumble) Johnson and the late Elijah Johnson also of Colchester. Their great-uncle, Captain Peter Bulkeley, was the brother of their grandmother, Sarah (Bulkeley) (Trumble) Welles. Their uncle John Johnson of Colchester, Elijah Johnson’s brother, witnessed and signed the bond.[48]

On May 15, 1809, Sarah "Watrous," the late Sarah Johnson, sells her dower rights from the estate of her late husband Elijah Johnson of Colchester.[49] 

Children of Elijah and Sarah (Trumble) Johnson, all born in Colchester, Connecticut:[50]

1) CATHERINE, b. 1 Aug. 1744; bpt. 14 Sept. 1746.
2) LUCY, bpt. 13 March 1748.
3) JOSEPH, b. 17 June 1750; bpt. 29 Jul 1750; d. 17 Nov. 1808.
4) GURDON, b. 3 Nov 1752; bpt. 1752; d. 21 Oct. 1786.
5) ELIJAH, bpt. 4 Jan. 1756.

Children of Deliverance Waters "Watrous" and Sarah (Trumble) (Johnson) Waters "Watrous":[51]

1) THEODORE WATERS or "WATROUS" m. (1) JEMIME ARCHER.[52]

Concerning the marriage of Elijah Johnson and Sarah Trumbull: The signature used by Sarah (Trumble) Johnson in signing for her portion of her grandfather, Captain Joseph Trumble, Sr.’s estate and the signature used by Sarah (Trumble) Johnson, signing for her portion of her late husband, Elijah Johnson’s estate, appear identical.

In The Genealogy of Captain John Johnson of Roxbury, Massachusetts: Generations I to XIV (Los Angeles, Calif.: Commonwealth Press, 1951), the author Paul Franklin Johnson incorrectly lists Sarah Hopson as the wife of Elijah Johnson. This genealogy lists the birth date of this Sarah Hopson as 29 January 1727. However, both Gordon Hopson Tully’s The Hopson Family of Colchester, Conn., 1700-1760/1770 ([Upper Montclair, N.J.: Tully, 1974?]), a typescript at the Connecticut State Library, Hartford, and the Connecticut Vital Records (Barbour Collection): Colchester 1699-1850 list her birth date as 29 January 1737.  The latter source also lists her older sister Betty/Elizabeth’s birth date as 16 February 1735 (p. 87).  If the marriage between Elijah Johnson and Sarah Hopson were correct, Sarah would have been nine years old when her supposed first child Catherine was baptized on 14 September 1746 (Records of the First Church of Colchester, Connecticut).[53] Johnson’s genealogy provides no evidence or proof for this marriage.

In fact, Sarah Hopson married Asa Clark on 4 December 1755 in Colchester, Connecticut.[54]  In the church marriage record she is listed as Sarah Hopson, not as Sarah Johnson, nor is the term "widow" used as in other such entries. It is also questionable that Sarah Hopson, a woman in mourning, would re-marry less than four months after the death of her first husband.[55]

2) CATHERINE (KATE) TRUMBLE, baptized at Lebanon First Congregational Church, Lebanon, Connecticut, 23 May 1731; she died 2 July 1803[56] aged 72 and is buried in the Andover Road Cemetery, Hebron, Connecticut.[57] Catherine married at Colchester about 1770, BENJAMIN BURNHAM,[58] who died in 1772, lost at sea.[59]

Child of Benjamin and Catherine (Trumble) Burnham:[60]

1)  JOSEPH TRUMBULL BURNHAM, b. at Colchester, Conn., 3 Feb. 1773; d. 1 March 1852. 

Sixth Generation

JOSEPH JOHNSON, born at Colchester 17 June 1750, was baptized at Colchester First Congregational Church, 29 July 1750;[61] he died at Colchester 17 November 1808, "Killed by a cart running over him"[62] and was buried at Old Cemetery, Colchester.[63] Joseph was married by the Rev. Ephraim Little at Colchester First Congregational Church, Colchester, 25 February 1779, to JERUSHA FOOTE;[64] she was born at Colchester 2 March 1755, daughter of Charles Foote Sr. and Jerusha Chamberlain of Colchester;[65] she died at Coventry, Chenango County, New York, 21 January 1831.[66]

Joseph Johnson was a veteran of the American Revolution. He served as a corporal in Captain Nathaniel Webb’s company, Colonel John Durkee’s Fourth Connecticut Regiment of the Continental Line. He served from 1 March 1777 to 1 March 1780.  He re-enlisted and was appointed corporal 1 May 1780 in Captain Andrew Fitch’s Company of the Fourth Connecticut Regiment for a term of seventeen months and was discharged 30 September 1781.[67]

Children of Joseph and Jerusha (Foote) Johnson, all born in Colchester, Connecticut:[68]

1) DEMIS, b. 17 June 1779.
2) ELISHA, b. 6 Dec. 1780.
3) GURDON, b. 3 Nov. 1782; d. 21 Oct. 1786.
4) CLARISSA, b. 11 Dec. 1784.
5) LOIS, b. 14 Sept. 1786.
6) GURDON, 20 Aug. 1788.
7) RALPH, 9 Feb. 1791.
8) THEODOCIA, 10 March 1793.
9) WILLIAM, 11 March 1795.
10) JERUSHA, 14 Oct. 1798.

Seventh Generation

DEMIS JOHNSON, born in Colchester 17 June 1779; died in Manchester, Connecticut, 11 July 1856;[69] married at Lisbon, Connecticut, 20 October 1803, JACOB CUTLER,[70] born in Sprague, Connecticut, 27 April 1780, son of Samuel and Jerusha (Parrish) Cutler;[71] he died in Manchester 14 Oct. 1842.[72]

Jacob Cutler served as a private in Captain Newhall Taintor’s company, First Regiment (Brainerd’s) Connecticut Militia during the War of 1812.  He was on duty in New London, Connecticut (Fort Trumbull) from 18 August 1814 to 27 October 1814.[73]

Children of Jacob and Demis (Johnson) Cutler:[74]

1) JOSEPH. 
2) SAMUEL. 
3) LUCIUS. 
4) CLARISSA ELIZABETH, b. 2 May 1807.[75]
5) GURDON. 
6) LOIS "LOUISA." 


Endnotes

1. William Richard Cutter, ed., Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut, 4 vols. (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911; repr. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997), 1:403; hereinafter cited as Cutter, Genealogical and Family History; Jonathan Trumbull, Jonathan Trumbull, Governor of Connecticut 1769-1784 (Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1919), 4; hereinafter cited as Jonathan Trumbull.
2. Vital Records of Rowley, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849, 2 vols. (Salem, Mass.: Essex Institute, 1928-32 ), 1:532; hereinafter cited as Rowley Vital Records.
3. Ibid.; also Trumbull, Jonathan Trumbull, 4.
4. Cutter, Genealogical and Family History, 1:403.
5. Rowley Vital Records, 1:225-26.
6. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, from Suffield Vital Records, 1:291; hereinafter cited as Barbour Collection.
7. Rowley Vital Records, 1:420.
8. Rowley Vital Records, 1:225-226.
9. Barbour Collection, Suffield Vital Records, 289-91.
10. Ashbel Woodward, transcriber, "Ancient Grave Yard at Lebanon, Conn.," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 12 (1858): 55-63; Trumbull, Jonathan Trumbull, 59.
11. Barbour Collection, Simsbury Vital Records, 74; Woodward, "Ancient Grave Yard at Lebanon, Conn."
12. Ibid; also Trumbull, Jonathan Trumbull, 5.
13. Woodward, "Ancient Grave Yard at Lebanon, Conn.", 55-63.
14. Trumbull, Jonathan Trumbull, 8; William L. Warren, Isaac Fitch of Lebanon, Connecticut, Master Joiner, 1734-1791 (Hartford, Conn.: Antiquarian & Landmarks Society of Connecticut, 1978), 40; hereinafter cited as Isaac Fitch.
15. The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut, 1636-1776, 15 vols., 6:59.
16. Trumbull, Jonathan Trumbull, 156-157.
17. Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut, 7:154; Trumbull, Jonathan Trumbull, 22.
18. Warren, Isaac Fitch, 41; Robert G. Armstrong, Historic Lebanon: Highlights of an Historic Town (Lebanon, Conn.: First Congregational Church, [1950]), 32.
19. Mary Clarke Huntington, "Early Lebanon," The Connecticut Quarterly 2, no. 3 (1896):253.
20. Woodward, "Ancient Grave Yard at Lebanon, Conn.", 55-63.
21. Barbour Collection, from Lebanon Vital Records, 168.
22. Ibid.
23. Ibid., Lebanon Vital Records, 28.
24. Barbour Collection, from Colchester Vital Records, 28. 
25. Peter Marteka, "Tomb Holds Colonial Families Remains," Hartford Courant (eastern edition), Oct. 11, 2002, p. B3.
26. Donald Lines Jacobus, The Bulkeley Genealogy; Rev. Peter Bulkeley… (New Haven, Conn.: Tuttle, 1933), 92, 111, 116, 139-140, 171; hereinafter cited as Bulkeley Genealogy.  Note: see Frederick Lewis Weis, Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists who came to New England between 1623 and 1650, 6th ed. (Baltimore, Md..: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1988), lines 7, 31, 69 for the royal ancestry of the Bulkeley, Chetwode, and Chauncey lines.
27. Jacobus, Bulkeley Genealogy, 93; Alan Heimert and Andrew Delbanco, eds., The Puritans in America: a Narrative Anthology (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1985), 117-121.
28. Frederick Lewis Weis, The Colonial Clergy and the Colonial Churches of New England (repr., Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1977, c. 1936), 53; Weis, Sixty Colonists, 74.
29. Jacobus, Bulkeley Genealogy, 171.
30. Barbour Collection, from Wethersfield Vital Records, 279. 
31. Jacobus, Bulkeley Genealogy, 171.
32. Trumbull, Jonathan Trumbull, 8.
33. Lebanon Deeds.
34. Ibid.
35. Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut, 7:298.
36. Barbour Collection, from Lebanon Vital Records, 168.
37. Jacobus, Bulkeley Genealogy, 171.
38. Superior Court Divorce, New London County 1719-1875, Gates to Houghton, MF RG 3, Connecticut State Library.
39. Barbour Collection, from Lebanon Vital Records, 1:301.
40. Connecticut Church Records, Index, Lebanon First Congregational Church 1700-1883 (Hartford: Connecticut State Library, 1942), 206; her death date is based on her selling her dower rights in 1809.
41. William E. Johnson, John Johnson and Other Johnsons (McDonough, N.Y.: the Author, 1940), 54; hereinafter cited as Johnson, John Johnson.
42. Barbour Collection, from Colchester Vital Records, 93; Johnson, John Johnson, 42-43.
43. Johnson, John Johnson, 54.
44. Marriage date based on the name she signed on legal documents.
45. Windham Probate District, estate of Joseph Trumble Sr., Lebanon 1755, File #3830.
46. Ibid.
47. Town of Colchester Records, 1742-1883, RG 62-028, Series 1, Court and Justice of the Peace Records, 1742-1882, file 1804, estate of Elijah Johnson (1755).
48. Ibid., file 1798, Estate of Catherine, Elijah, Gurdon, Joseph, Lucy Johnson (1759).
49. Colchester Land Records, 16:371.
50. Johnson, John Johnson, 54-55.
51. Pedigree Resource File, database online at FamilySearch.org, citing "George E. Watrous; Danielson, CT (1996); Personal records and family history notes (1996); copy in poss. of Steven B. Watrous." 
52. Ibid.
53. Johnson, John Johnson, 57.
54. Barbour Collection, from Colchester Vital Records, 87; Frederic W. Bailey, ed., Early Connecticut Marriages as Found on Ancient Church Records prior to 1800, 7 vols. (New Haven: Bureau of American Ancestry, 1896-1906; repr. 7 vols. in 1, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1968), 3:102; hereinafter cited as Early Connecticut Marriages. 
55. Family Records [Heretofore unpublished] Collected in Commemoration of the Three Hundredth Anniversary of the Settlement of Connecticut (New Haven, Conn.: The Connecticut Chapter of the National Society Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America, Inc., 1935), 53; hereinafter cited as Family Records.
56. Ibid.
57. Unsourced annotation online at FindaGrave.com; also called the Old Cemetery.
58. Family Records, 53; Barbour Collection, from Colchester Vital Records, 30.
59. Family Records, 53.
60. Family Records, 53. For the descendants of Joseph Trumbull Burnham, see Family Records, 53-55.
61. Johnson, John Johnson, 54, 59.
62. Johnson, John Johnson, 59; Nathaniel Goodwin, The Foote Family or Descendants of Nathaniel Foote (Hartford, Conn.: Case, Tiffany & Co., 1849), 88, hereinafter cited as Goodwin, The Foote Family.; Paul Franklin Johnson, ed., Genealogy of Captain John Johnson of Roxbury, Massachusetts: Generations I to XIV (Los Angeles, Calif.: Commonwealth Press, 1951), 43.
63. Charles R. Hale, "Charles R. Hale Collection [of Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices of Marriages and Deaths]," (1933-34), hereinafter cited as Charles R. Hale Collection, at the Connecticut State Library, Old Cemetery, Colchester, Conn.
64. Bailey, Early Connecticut Marriages, 3:107; Abram W. Foote, Foote Family comprising the Genealogy and History of Nathaniel Foote of Wethersfield, Conn. and His Descendants, 2 vols (Rutland, VT.: Tuttle Company, 1907), 1:49; hereinafter cited as Foote, Foote Family. 
65. Foote, Foote Family, 48-49. Charles Foote Sr., a Revolutionary War veteran, served as a private in Captain Hezekiah Parsons’ [10th] Company, Colonel Benjamin Hinman’s Fourth Connecticut Regiment of 1775, Continental, taking part in the Siege of Boston, serving from 13 May 1775 to 3 December 1775. 
66. Foote, Foote Family, 49.
67. Compiled Service Records of Soldiers who Served in the American Army During the Revolutionary War 1775-1783 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives Record Administration, 1894-1912), MF M881:248; can be accessed at www.fold3.com; Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Patriot Index, 3 vols. (Baltimore, Md.: Gateway Press, 2003), 2:371.
68. Goodwin, The Foote Family, 88; for the list of children's names, see Foote, Foote Family, 49.
69. Johnson, John Johnson, 59.
70. Goodwin, The Foote Family, 88; Johnson, John Johnson, 59, 61.
71. Connecticut State Library, Church Records Index, Sprague Congregational Church 1761-1899, 58; Charles R. Hale Collection, Manchester, East Cemetery, 91; copy of a letter written by Demis (Johnson) Cutler, widow of Jacob Cutler, dated 5 July 1845, giving the birth date of her husband as 27 April 1780.
72. Charles R. Hale Collection, East Cemetery, Manchester, 9; Johnson, John Johnson, 61.
73. Record of Connecticut Men who served in the Regular Army and Militia in the War of 1812, 42; National Archives Veterans Records, War of 1812 Company Muster Rolls, file 343; William E. Buckley, A New England Pattern: the History of Manchester, Connecticut (Chester, Conn.: Pequot Press, 1973), 358.
74. Johnson, John Johnson, 61.
75. Peter Charles Witherell and Edwin Ralph Witherell, History and Genealogy of the Witherell/Wetherell/Witherill Family (Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1976), 240; hereinafter cited as Witherell, Witherell/Wetherell/Witherill Family.