897855 A Branch of Connecticut Northrops 1619 to Present


Family Tree
Before the founder England
 Joseph Northrup            
1619(1639)-1669 Milford
 Joseph Northrup             narrrow
1649 Milford ~ ???1700
 James Northrop              
1693 Milford ~ 1747
 James Northrop
1719 Ridgefield ~ 1784
 Amos Northrop              
1778? Milford 1855 Warren
 Alvin Northrop                
1803 Ridgefield, Kent, Milford, Salem ~1875 or 86
 George Elmore  Northrop
1844 Cornwall~1906 Southport
 George Ives  Northrop     
1871 Southport ~ 1923 Southport
 Alvin Jennings  Northrop  
1905 Southport/Norwalk ~ 1980 Fairfield





Webster (offsite)

This is a work in process and there are still other possible fathers for Amos.

Other Amos Father Possibilities arrow


Amos Northrop b ~ 1779-80 (census dates)

Alvord Connections

With many family references to Ives, Alvords and some other names Munson, there is a centering on Torrington, Hitchcocksville, Plymouth as a cradle of innovation and industry from about 1790 to 1850 involving Chairs, Carriages and perhaps clocks.

Chairs Alvord/Alford

Carriages Alvord

Clocks Ives

Chatham CT connections

David Alvord b.15 FEB 1776 in Fairfield (Greenfield), CT marries Abigail Jennings also of the
area in ffld/wspt 2 DEC 1800. most of their family is in the fairfield area Father John b. 1750
Fairfield , gF Capt Elisha b. 1717 in Northampton, MA d.Greenfield/Fairfield GGF Thomas
birth and death unknown. Capt Elish had another son, Elihu

Elisha Alvord b. 1814 Colchester

m. Louisa Jennings b: 2 DEC 1816 in Warren, CT

Winchester, 1813, Eliphaz Alvord http://www.yale.edu/caas/Voices1toc.html

Stephen Jennings perhaps son of OHN JENNINGS ABT 1665 - 1759

Why would they have moved to the Lithfield area between 1800 and 1802? when david dies
7 JUL 1831 in Kent, CT his widow and daughter Sarah move back.

For more details see Connecticut "Western Lands" Page.

Winsted is an ideal manufacturing town. Mad river, a magnificent stream of water, comes
tumbling down the gorges and uniting with the overflow from Highland Lake, which forms
a great reservoir of 489 acres, circles through the town, affording many valuable water
privileges. a surprisingly large variety of products, among which are clocks and regulators,
brass, steel and iron pins, hair pins and clips, men's hosiery, underwear, coffin hardware
and undertakers' materials, upholstery hardware, house trimmings, electric and gas portables
and fixtures, bronzes, art glass domes and shades, lamps, candelabras, ink stands, pocket
cutlery, chisels, drawing knives, gauges, scythes, hay and corn knives, cranes, lifts, derricks,
bolts, milling and other machine tools, special machinery, lumber, sash doors, blinds, spool
and embroidery silk, piano stools, chairs, sheet brass and copper goods numbering over
3,000 articles, etc. Later splendid railroad connections permit quick shipments to all points.

1686, the "western Lands" were granted to the towns of Hartford and Windsor in a

hasty response to the threat to revoke the colonial charter of Connecticut and to assume the
government. This threat was the information that Sir Edmund Andros had arrived at Boston
bearing the authority of the crown that was thwarted by the "Charter Oak" incident. the charter
was never surrendered to Andros and upon his flight in 1689, after it was learned that King
James II had been deposed and William and Mary had succeeded to the British throne, the
charter government was resumed.
Though their title was defective, the towns of Hartford and Windsor did not propose to give
up their claims to the tract of land hastily granted to them in the emergency and twenty-two
years after the grant was made a committee was appointed to make a survey.


In order to more fully establish their rights, steps were taken by the towns in 1715 to lay out a town in the tract and the town of Litchfield was laid out about 1717. Upon its being found that residents of Farmington had secured Indian titles to a portion of the tract, a compromise was made with them.
1726, decided that the lands in controversy should be divided between the colony and the towns. The line of division coincided with the dividing line between Colebrook, Winchester and Torrington on the east, and Goshen and Norfolk on the west, and the colony took the western section and the towns the eastern. The territory conceded to Hartford and Windsor embraced the towns of Colebrook, Hartland, Winchester, Barkhamsted, Torrington, New Hartford, Harwinton and Litchfield, making an area of about 326,806 acres, while there was reserved in the colony the land embraced in the towns of Canaan, North Canaan, Norfolk, Cornwall, Goshen, Warren and about two-thirds of Kent, making an area of about 120,000 acres.

, 1732, the towns of Hartford and Windsor executed deeds of partition by which the inhabitants of Hartford became the owners of Hartland, Winchester, New Hartford and the eastern half of Harwinton and the inhabitants of Windsor had Colebrook, Barkhamsted, Torrington and the western half of Harwinton. The land-owners of each township were incorporated as proprietors,

The first census of the colony taken in 1756 gives the population of Winchester as 24. The next census was taken in 1774, and gave Winchester 327 whites and 12 blacks.

Under an act of incorporation, the first Ecclesiastical society meeting was held June 29th, 1768, and The first town meeting (Winchester) held July 22nd, 1771. The record of it is as follows:

"Eliphaz Alvord chosen Town Clerk and sworn. and Jonathan Alvord chosen one of 3Townsmen.

Numerous shops, mills and factories grew in the area from 1783 through 1816 including fulling mills, carding machicnes and cloth mills, clocks, wagons, an oil mill and bell factory. Some of the developent may have been spurred by the war of 1812.

The War of 1812 had tremendous economic effect on Connecticut and, together with the Embargo, curtailed imports and exportscreating both gluts and shortages of goods. Sailing vessles were destroyed. A number of bills porposed ocnscription or the signing of minors without parental consent.Connecticut authorized a state army in 1812, Both cash and land grants were offered as enticements to enlist. During the War of 1812 Federalist Connecticut was a reluctant participant in a conflict rooted in Jeffersonian foreign policy which hurt the state's shipping trade. Connecticut, whose militia units had been so potent in the Revolutionary War, forbade its militia in 1812 to even leave the state.

A good number of Northrops served in the war of 1812.

The economic impact of the war was equally complex. The disruptions it entailed on America's international commerce were, to some extent, offset by greater governmental expenditures, an increased demand for domestic manufacturing, and the deflection of capital from shipping to the first large‐scale American industries, especially in New England. Yet not all of the resulting gains survived the unstable economic conditions of the postwar period

Connecticut's important shipping trade suffered from the Embargo Act (1807) and the War of 1812, and the state gradually turned to manufacturing.

The War of 1812
 By Donald R. Hickey


another reference

The Burke and Alvord Memorial
  By John Alonzo Boutelle p.135 elephat from [PDF]



Location for AMOS Nortrop/up unless noted otherwise
Census Year Census Location - Amos Estimate Birth years Age stated in census approximate Age
Litchfield-- in 1790 asingle census was done that inluded surrounding towns.   3 m. over 16, 3 m under16, 6 females ?
1800 Kent 1774-1786   ~22
1810 New Milford or Maybe Vermont? or living with someone else 1775-1784   ~32
1820 Kent 1775- 1794   ~42
1830 Kent 1780-1790   ~52
1840 Warren 1770-1780   ~62
1850 Washington 1774 +   ~72
1850 Kent pauper -another Amos or Age incorrect 1772 78  

History of Waterbury and the
Naugatuck Valley, Connecticut
  By William Jamieson Pape

Eli terry came to plymouth in 1793 to start the business of lockmaking.

Chair makerconnections

general prosperity of litchfield around the revolution

Founded in 1721 Litchfield was designated the county seat in 1751, and by the1790's the town had become the leading commercial, social, cultural and legal center of Northwestern Connecticut. Its population grew from 1,366 in 1756 to 2,544 in 1774, and by 1810 Litchfield was the fourth largest settlement in the state with a population of 4,639.

Unlike many Connecticut towns, Litchfield prospered during the Revolution. While Connecticut's coastal and river towns were under constant attack by British forces, and while New York City was occupied by the British, Litchfield became a major "safe town" of the Continental forces. The main roads from Hartford and Southern Connecticut to the Hudson Valley ran through Litchfield and most of the provisions and munitions for the Continental Army beyond the Hudson followed this route. Litchfield became a chief depot for military stores and a safe place to jail Loyalist prisoners.

The fifty years between 1784 and 1834 are known as Litchfield's "Golden Age". During these years, the town was an active, growing urban center. Local merchants made fortunes in the China trade, small industries were developed, and by 1810 the central village contained 125 houses, shops and public buildings. The town had an active artisan community with goldsmiths, carpenters, hatters, carriage makers, joiners, cabinet makers, saddlers, blacksmiths, potters and other craftsmen all located within the central village.

The iron works thrived in the mid-1800s, but the ore petered out.Dairy farming was the principal occupation in Kent from the early 1800s until the 1950s
from http://www.litchfieldct.com/twn/history.html

WINCHESTER CENTER - BUILT BY DAVID ALVORD picture WINCHESTER - WINSTED - WINCHESTER CENTER, mention of a David Alvord as a wheelwright. Don't know if this is the same Alvord. Census records seem to suggest Kent as his residence.



history of the town of plymouth

Northrops, Ives and Fenns were among the original proprietors of Plymouth. Plymouth was originally part of Waterbury and Watertown and then established as the parish of Northbury (1780).

Gideon Northrop
Joseph Northrop

Gideon Northrop Woodbridge 1790 11100                    

Gideon Northrop Watertown

1790 10100                    
Joseph Northrop 1790 10000                    
Gideon 2 Northrop 1790 13500                    
Joel Northrop 1790 21100                    
Joseph Northrop Plymouth 1800                      
Gideon Northrop Plymouth 1800 00001                    
Gideon Northrup Newtown 1800 2201010010                    
Gideon Northrop Oneida NY no township listed 1800 4320120110                    
Gideon Northrop Newtown CT 1810 01501oooo1                    
Gideon Northrop W.Conewango, Warren Co, PA 1820                      
Gideon Northrop Camden, Warren, PA 1829                      


Elinathan Ives

Samuel Fenn.
Samuel Fenn, Jr.
Jesse Fenn.
Jason Fenn.
Jacob Fenn.
Aaron Fenn.
Eber Fenn.
Isaac Fenn.
Gershom Fenn.
Abijah Fenn.
Lyman Fenn
David and Jonathan Ludington
Ebenezer Elwell as an early settler some time after 1730 and before 1737

1737 first asked for independence as a parish/town

Whole area north and east of Waterbury was known as "up River" or Northern people.

Founded maybe 1795? formerly a part of waterbury and watertown, Society of Northbury in 1780. (Northbury parish some migrated to East Plymouth, Ohio ). "Said town and the same as now incorporated, including the parishes of Westbury and Northbury, and a part of the parish of Northfield, extends from east to west, on the north adjoining on Harwinton and Litchfield, about ten miles and a half; and from north to south, adjoining west on Woodbury and Bethlehem, about eight miles ; and from west to east, adjoining on the south on Waterbury, about nine miles; and from south to north, adjoining east on Bristol, about five miles and a half". (All the early Plymouth wills of the pioneers are in the Probate Office of Woodbury.)



ID: I028781

Sarah's Father: David Alvord 1

Birth: 15 FEB 1776 in Fairfield (Greenfield), CT Death: 7 JUL 1831 in Kent, CT
Father: John Alvord b: 11 JUL 1750 in Fairfield, Fairfield, CT
Mother: Sarah Wakeman b: 26 JAN 1747/48 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT
Father: John Alvord b: 11 JUL 1750 in Fairfield, Fairfield, CT
Mother: Sarah Wakeman b: 24 JAN 1754 in Greenfield Hill, Connecticut Colony
Marriage 1 Abigail Jennings b: 1780 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT

  • Married: 2 DEC 1800 in Fairfield (Westport), CT


  1. Has No Children Wakeman Alvord b: SEP 1802 in Kent, CT m. Polly Jones in Kent
  2. Has No Children Almon Alvord b: 17 JAN 1804 in Kent, CT m.Ellen Thorp in Greens Farms
  3. Has No Children Nelson Alvord b: 25 OCT 1805 in Kent, CT m. Caroline Chamberlain 1829 in Kent 2nd m. Adelia Millard 1858 Torrington
  4. Has Children Sarah Wakeman Alvord b: 23 MAY 1809 in Kent, CT
  5. Has No Children Elisha Alvord b: 1 MAR 1814 in Kent, CT m. Louisa Jennings in Warren, CT
  6. Has No Children David (Dr.) Alvord nothing listed died Ohio

Has No Children Abigail Jane Alvord b: 23 MAR 1820 in Kent, CT m. William Henry Hemson in NYC
Sources:: "The Bulkeley Genealogy



Levi Ives b: 29 Apr 1766 in Wallingford m. Huldah Griswold
Hannah Ives b: 16 May 1769 in Wallingford married in New Haven perhaps married to
Austin Fenn s of Theophilus or Edward. Hannah died Weston, VT? Austin Fenn, b. 23 Dec 1763
his mother's surname is Austin ,
d. 30 Jul 1845, . Hannah Ives (d. 20 May 1829);

Ruth Ives b: 26 Jan 1772 in Wallingford married Blakeslee children in Wallingford
Caleb Ives b: 1 Jan 1774 in Wallingford chikdren Wallingford, Durham & VT married
Sarah Booth

Ransom Ives b: 17 Oct 1775 in Wallingford married Sarah children born in Wallingford
married Eunice F. Beecher

Lucy Ives b: 18 Oct 1778 in Wallingford married Bartholomew children born Cazenovia,
Madison, NY
[prob cousin Lucy Ives b. 1815 in CT married Garrett Andrews ]

Rachel Ives b: ABT 1780 in Wallingford see other possible dates
So her father was dead by the time she was 10, 12 or 15 or 18.
By 1800 census her mother was living alone.




Of Interest
The NorthropName
The Northrop Name - Across the Atlantic
Some Maps
General Connecticut Timeline
Town Histories and Information
About early Land Patents
Abolition / Underground Railway and Women's Rights
Witches in Connecticut

Escape to New Jersey
Northrop Distribution

Other Northrops of Note The good, the bad, the ugly
Northrop Aircraft
Cherokee Connection
Northup Autos

Arbor Day Northrop


Famous Northrops
check Sarah older sister of Jay Gould married George W. Northrop
The Life and Legend of Jay Gould   By Maury Klein
Elijah square Rule

Isaac the Planner ~~ Turnpikes, Canals, Athens & Esperanza

The Landholders

Northrops Expanding Through New York


Did you know -
There are 3,967 people in the U.S. with the last name Northrop.

Statistically the 8512th most popular last name.

There are 4,272 people in the U.S. with the last name Northrup.

Statistically the 8013th most popular last name.
from http://www.howmanyofme.com/search/

There are fewer than 1,526 people in the U.S. with the first name Northrop. The estimate for this name is not absolute.

There are fewer than 1,526 people in the U.S. with the first name Northrup. The estimate for this name is not absolute.

deed from the Ramapoo Tribe of Indians and their associates to the proprietors, viz. : John Belden, Samuel Keeler, Sen., Matthias Saint John, Benjamin Hickcock, John Beebee, Samuel Saint John, Mathew Seamor, James Brown, Benjamin Wilson, Joseph Birch- ard, John Whitne, Sen., John Bouton, Joseph Keeler, Samuel Smith, Junior, Jonathan Stevens, Daniel Olmstead, Richard Olmstead, John Sturtevant, Samuel Keeler, Junior, Joseph Bouton, Jonathan Rockwell, Edward Waring, Joseph Whitne, Daniel Olmstead, Thomas Hyatt, James Benedick, Joseph Crampton, Ebenezer Sension, Matthias Saint John, all of the Town of Norwalk in ye County of Fairfield in her Majesties Colony of Connecticut, in New England, and Thomas Smith, Thomas Canfield and Samuel Smith of ye Town of Milford in ye County of New Haven a 30th day of September in ye seventh year of the reign of our Sovereign Lady, Anne, Queen of England, and in the Year of our Lord God 1708.

14. Norwalk, settled 1649; incorporated Sept., 1651, "Norwaukee shall bee a townee," Algonkin noyank, point of land, or more probably from the Indian name, "Naramauke."

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This home on Pequot Avenue, Southport, Connecticut is a recently restored example of the Northrop Brothers fine carpentry and building in the Southport-Greeens Farms area.

Image Courtesy of David Parker Associates