ADA073 A Branch of Connecticut Northrops 1619 to Present
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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 155 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 Possibilities

Lewis Northrop ~~ Jelliff Connection

Joseph Northrup b: 1623 in Kent, Yorkshire, England c: 9 JAN 1642 in First Church, Milford, New Haven Co., CT
Mary Norton b: 1627 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT

Joseph Northrup b: 17 JUL 1649 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT
Miriam Blackman b: 8 FEB 1670 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT c: 19 AUG
Joseph Northrop b: BEF 29 OCT 1689 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT
Susanna Roberts b: 1692 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT


  1. Has Children Susanna Northrop b: 30 AUG 1714 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT m. Joseph Benedict Norwalk
  2. Has Children Joseph Northrop b: 11 MAY 1716 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT m. Allyn Hayes Ridgefield
  3. Has Children Eli Northrop b: 20 APR 1718 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT m. Abigail Wilson Ridgefield
  4. Has Children Aaron Northrop b: 28 NOV 1720 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT m. Rebeckah (Rebecca) Hyatt Ridgefield
  5. Has Children Abraham Northrop Sr. b: 18 SEP 1722 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT m. Abigail Unknown Milford also MA
  6. Has Children Isaac Northrop b: 10 NOV 1726 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT
  7. Has No Children Miriam Northrop b: 18 JUL 1728 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT no marriage listed
  • ID: I279 View Post-em!
  • Name: Isaac Northrop 1 2 3 4 5 6
  • Marriage 1 Hannah Gunn b: 13 JUL 1727 Married: ABT 1752 5
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 10 NOV 1726 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT 5 7 8 6
  • Death: 9 JUL 1810 in South Salem, Westchester Co., NY 9 10 1 11 12 5
  • Occupation: farmer 5
  • Note: 5 He was a farmer and owner of acreage in South Salem. He later deeded, in 1804, half of his 92 acres to his grandson, Amos Northrop; in retrun for Amos caring for him and his wife, Hannah, in their old age. (From Westchester Deeds) In 1808 his granddaughter, Sally (Northrop) Raymond, deeded Amos Northrop of South Salem and Isaac Northrop of Franklin, Dutchess Co., NY (probably s/o Lewis & Eunice Hayes Northrop) the other half of the 92 acres. (from Westchester Deeds)
  • Note: 6 FAMILY LISTINGS Children of Joseph & Susanna NORTHROP: Susanna, b. 30 Aug 1714 Joseph, b. 11 May 1716 Eli, b. 1 May 1718 Aaron, b. 30 Nov 1720 Abraham, b. 18 Sep 1722 Isaac, b. 10 Nov 1726 Miriam, b. 18 Jul 1728
  • Change Date: 26 NOV 2005
  • Children
    1. Has Children Isaac Northrup Jr. b: 7 APR 1754 in South Salem, Westchester Co., NY
      Marriage 1 Hannah Olmstead b: 8 JAN 1750 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT
      1. Has No Children Hannah Northrup b: BEF 31 OCT 1779 c: 31 OCT 1779 in Church of Christ, Salem, Westchester Co., NY m David Canfield 1820 census 2 canfield neighbors
      2. Has Children Sally (Sarah) Northrup b: BEF 20 OCT 1780 c: 20 OCT 1780 in Church of Christ, Salem, Westchester Co., NY m. Asa Raymond
      3. Has Children Amos Northrup b: 10 APR 1783 in South Salem, Westchester Co., NY c: 13 JUL 1783 in Church of Christ, Salem, Westchester Co., NY m. Sarah Osborne
      4. Has No Children Nancy Northrup b: BEF 15 MAY 1785 c: 15 MAY 1785 in Church of Christ, Salem, Westchester Co., NY no marriage listed
      5. Has No Children Rosey Northrup b: ABT 1787 in South Salem, Westchester Co., NY no marriage mentioned
    2. Has Children Lewis Northrup b: 1766 in South Salem, Westchester Co., NY c: 13 JUL 1766 in Church of Christ, Salem, Westchester Co., NY
      Marriage 1 Eunice Hayes b: ABT 1766 Married: 18 AUG 1785 in Church Of Christ, Salem, Westchester Co., NY 3 6
    • Sex: M 7
    • Birth: 1766 in South Salem, Westchester Co., NY 6
    • Christening: 13 JUL 1766 Church of Christ, Salem, Westchester Co., NY 8 9 5 6
    • Death: 6 JUL 1811 in South Salem, Westchester Co., NY 6
    • Burial: High Ridge Cemetery, Stamford, Fairfield Co., CT
    • Note: 6 The name is Lewis, not Leonoris, and he was born March 24, 1773 to Isaac Northrop and Elisabeth Lobdell of Ridgefield. This Isaac Northrop was the son of David Northrop and Rebecca Downs of Milford, then Ridgefield. David was son of Daniel Northrop,son of Joseph Northrop, the original settler. Lewis had only one wife, Rhoda. Eunice Hayes was the wife of Lewis Northrop, b. 1766 who was the son of Isaac Northrop and his wife, Hannah Gunn of S. Salem, NY. These two families are mistakenly merged in the Northrup/Northrop Genealogy.
    • Change Date: 26 NOV 2005
  • Children
      1. Has No Children Isaac Northrup b: in Franklin, Dutchess Co., NY
        Note: 1 Probable son. b. prob. after 1885
      2. Has Children William Northrup b: 13 FEB 1805 in North Salem, Westchester Co., NY
      • Birth: 13 FEB 1805 in North Salem, Westchester Co., NY
      • Death: 23 AUG 1872
      • Note: s/o Lewis [is it this Lewis?]
      • Change Date: 26 NOV 2005
      • Marriage 1 Clarissa Hyatt Boughton b: 26 AUG 1811 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT Married: 26 FEB 1829


        1. Has Children Sarah Ann Northrup b: 28 OCT 1831 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT m. William R (William B) Warren Norwalk
        2. Has Children Lewis Northrup b: 1 FEB 1834 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT Abby Jane Smith Married: 10 FEB 1858
        3. Has No Children Mary Louise Northrup b: 1 MAY 1837 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT Edward Potter Married: 5 JUN 1855
        4. Has Children Permelia W (Amelia) Northrup b: 24 JUL 1839 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT John W Buttery b: ABT 1842 in CT Married: 11 JUN 1861
        5. Has No Children Clarissa Jane Northrup b: 26 APR 1841 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT no marriage listed
        6. Has No Children Jane Elizabeth Northrup b: 13 AUG 1849 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT no marriage listed
        7. Has Children Emma Frances Northrup b: 25 FEB 1852 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT John Benedict Jelliff (1880 he worked on a farm in New Canaan) b: ABT 1850 in CT Married: 5 JUL 1870

    1. Has No Children Amos Northrup b: 1768 in South Salem, Westchester Co., NY c: 31 JUL 1768 in Church of Christ, Salem, Westchester Co., NY
    2. ID: I3514
    3. Name: Amos Northrup 1 2 3
    4. Birth: 1768 in South Salem, Westchester Co., NY 3
    5. Christening: 31 JUL 1768 Church of Christ, Salem, Westchester Co., NY 5 6 7 3
      (Father: Isaac Northrop b: 10 NOV 1726 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT
      Mother: Hannah Gunn b: 13 JUL 1727)

    Wilton 1880 census

    103 JELLIFF GOULD 53


    Jellif Company Georgetown (Redding son to Southport)

    In the 1850's, Aaron Jelliff, built a shop for wire work on the Weston Road in Osborntown. The motive power used in this shop was a one man power tread mill. This tread mill wheel was on the outside of the shop(south side). It was about twelve feet in diameter and six feet wide. It was built with treads to step on. The weight of the person inside the wheel stepping on the treads turned it and furnished the power to run a saw and other small machines. The wheel was operated by Abraham Dreamer, a veteran of the Mexican War. It was a great treat to the boys of fifty or more years ago to see Uncle Abe walking in this wheel, never reaching the top. Years later, Mr. Jelliff's sons, Aaron and Charles, were in the wire business, Aaron in New Canaan and Charles in Southport. C. O. Jelliff

  • ID: I9687
  • Name: Aaron Jelliff
  • Surname: Jelliff
  • Given Name: Aaron
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 15 May 1775
  • Death: 17 Aug 1835
  • _UID: EC249634032DF7449A6803D49A6787B3590D
  • Change Date: 7 Nov 1999 at 00:00:00

    Father: William Jelliff no father or location listed
    Mother: Huldah Sturges

    Marriage 1 Anna Fillow b: 29 Mar 1784
    • Married: 24 Aug 1800
    1. Has No Children Luzon Jelliff b: 7 Jun 1801 m. Deborah Ann Banks b: 23 Apr 1804
    2. Has No Children Clemins Jelliff b: 24 Mar 1804 Death: 22 Apr 1806
    3. Has No Children Aaron Jelliff b: 27 Apr 1807 m. Caroline Dunning b: 24 Sep 1809
    4. Has Children Anna Jelliff b: 15 Jul 1812 m. Jesse Baker b: 12 Mar 1808
    5. Has No Children Fannie Jelliff b: 2 Oct 1816 m. James Osborne b: 16 Dec 1817
    6. Has No Children Hiram Jelliff b: 22 Sep 1821 in Wilton, Ct. m. Fannie Meeker b: 15 Feb 1825
    7. Has Children Gould D. Jelliff b: 28 Nov 1826 m. Margaret A. Long
    No fathers listed may go back to
  • ID: I061581
  • Name: Thomas Jelliff
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1743

    Marriage 1 Phebe Olmstead b: 1748
    • Married: 1768

    Van Hoosear

    Chil. of Isaac and Maria (Van Hoosear) Jelliff. 5 
    16. I. ANTOINETTE MARIA, ''Mariah," born in [77] 
    Fairfield Co., Ct., Aug. 20,* 180G; [Family Bible] married 
    about 1824,** at Thunder Hill, Sul. Co., Samuel Carpenter, 
    (Son of Benj.) born at Milton, N. Y., Mar 10, 1803. 
    This family has a very interesting but mournful his- 
    tory. At the time of the Mormon excitement, in May 1839, 
    he with his wife and seven children started for Nauvoo, 
    Hancock Co., 111., to join the Mormons there. They start- 
    ed from Thunder Hill, N. Y. Lain Brundridge drove a 
    team with this family to Wilkes Barre, Pa. From there 
    they went to Johnstown, Cambria Co. Through Indiana 
    and Illinois to the Mississippi River, they travelled by 
    train. From there they were transported by steamer to 
    Nauvoo, (which is on the east bank of the Mississippi, in 
    one of the westermost counties of 111.) arriving there 
    about the middle of June, 1839. At this time there were 
    no houses in Nauvoo, except Joseph Smith's which was 
    built of stone. They all built shanties, with floors and 
    roofs of straw. They stayed there about two weeks when 
    Mr. Carpenter bought a hundred acre farm, for one dollar 
    an acre, about two miles from there in town the of Olive 
    Green, in the same Co. He built a house on it and re- 
    mained there seven years (to 184G). While at tbis home 
    three more children, Abigail, Nancy and Benjamin, were 
    born. The eighth child died in the fall of 1844.*** June 
    27, same year, Joseph Smith was shot by a mob while 
    jumping from the jail window where he was confined. 
    Antoinette, the mother, died Nov. 10, 184G, in Hancock 
    Co., 111., and was buried at " Masadonia, 111." Nanc;.^, 
    the tenth child, died before 1846, an infant. Now the 
    father and seven children remained. In the spring of 
    1840, he sold his farm and they started with three pairs of 
    oxen, two cows, ten sheep, a year's provisions, with wag- 
    *0n the Redding Circuit M. E. Ch. records is found: That Isaac Jelliff 
    and wf. Maria of Norwalk, had a dau. Antynet, b. Au<j. 4, 1806. 
    **Another report: "I think in the spring of 1826." 
    ***Another acct., she died at Council Bluff about two years after. 
    ons and tent, to make their way to Fort Madison, across 
    the Mississippi River. Passing on over the prairie, they 
    travelled through the wilderness to Council Bluffs. At 
    this place there were 5,000 Mormons. They camped there 
    until Sept., when Mr. Carpenter married, 3d, Clarissa 
    Tuttle,* and they all started for Salt Lake City. 
    While camping in their wagon on the banks of the 
    Missouri River, 40 miles west of Council Bluff, he died. 
    This second wife, or widow, was soon to be a special wife 
    of the new leader, Brigham Young, and it further devel- 
    oped that '' all of us girls " four of them, Rhoda, Julia A., 
    Elizabeth and Antoinette, were to be the same. They held 
    a convention and it was unanimously voted that the song 
    should be " Backward, turn Backward." Their intention 
    was discovered, and of course opposed by all, more par- 
    ticularly by the stepmother, but they entered into the 
    escape with determination, and at last they stole away, 
    carrying what they could for their comfort. They took 
    two teams of oxen, wagon and cow; the girls driving the 
    teams and caring for everything. One day, driving until 
    after dark, coming down a hill the wagon pole dropped 
    from the ring and ran into the ground. They blocked the 
    wheels, chopped the earth away with an ax they had, 
    loosened the tongue, hitched on and resumed their journey 
    This act of leaving the Mormons was a bold and dan- 
    gerous action, but they would trust themselves with the 
    savage Indians rather than the servitude and action they 
    were soon to encounter. They were unwilling to bear the 
    slavery of these rulers. It was a tedious journey but 
    they eventually reached Council Bluffs. Rhoda Ann then 
    left the rest of the girls and went to Missouri to her sister 
    Lydia who had been left behind. She stayed there 
    Through the winter and in May the two sisters walked 50 
    miles to Council Bluffs, through the Indian village, and 
    stole their brother " Bennie " away from Jerome Benson's 
    place where he had been " put out.'' To do this required 
    strategy. The sisters went to visit him. staying over 
    Sunday (knowing Mr. and Mrs. B. would want to go to 
    church) they volunteered to care for '• Bennie"' while they 
    went. As soon as they were well out of the way, they 
    *The Tuttle Gen. gives no Clarrissa who md. Carpenter. 
    took him away from the liouse, at which the little fellow 
    at first protested, wanting to go home, but having so en- 
    tered into the plan they pushed forward. They went to a 
    solitary and lonely, previously secured refuge, beyond the 
    probable search. Here they stayed all night, and in the 
    early morn they started for the Indian camp beyond. It 
    took several days before they arrived there, and when in 
    sight, several dogs came to greet them. Bennie was afraid 
    of them but they told him they wouldn't bite him; they 
    came on and one of the girls talked to them in the Indian 
    dialect when they became acquainted. They were then 
    returning to the sisters they had left. 
    The Indians were very kind, helping them along until 
    at last they joined their sisters, but still hundreds of miles 
    from their grandparents and other relatives, and their 
    former home. 
    They wrote their grandmother, Misner, of their con- 
    dition, begging help to return. Their uncle, Benjamin 
    Carpenter, volunteered to assist them, went there and 
    brought them home. All had become interested in these 
    orphans escape, and upon their arrival the sympathy of 
    the neighborhood was aroused, and large numbers visited 
    them anxious to see the returned Mormon children. Their 
    stories of the privations, trials, etc., they had endured, 
    together with their general appearance, told of the distress 
    they Ifed experienced on their long journey. A relative 
    who visited them but a short time after their return re- 
    marked that no one could visit them without seeing they 
    had experienced serious trouble and exposure. Little 
    Bennie showed suspicion and shyness, not yet appreciat- 
    ing that he was now among friends, he would steal away 
    in the corner and go to sleep. All were bronzed by the 
    sun, and their faces showed sad experiences. Their dialect 
    had changed and one of the girls having been among the 
    Indians so much, had grasped many words used by them. 
    They considered the death of their parents their redem- 
    tion, for had they lived they would probably never have 
    returned. They frequently alluded to the friendship of 
    the Indians, and when with them had no fear of being 
    captured by the Mormons. Samuel Carpenter while with 
    the Mormons, was drafted into the army, but he probably 
    was so enthusiastic in Mormonism, he prevailed on his 
    son to take his place. Many of these facts were kindly 
    given me by '' Little Bennie " of Hasbrouck, and Mrs. 
    Rhoda A. Mance, who was one of the girls above mention- 
    ed and who was living a few years ago at Ellenville, N. Y. 
    Samuel died about 1846, near Council Bluff. 


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


Other sources to check not online

Founders of Early American Families

  ejnorthrop damnedcomputer.com                 #BEAD75  

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