Joseph2 ~ 1649 ~ 1700 Milford, ConnecticutmNorthrop Genealogy

Joseph Northrup 1619(1639)-1669 Milford
 Joseph Northrup 1649 Milford ~ ???1700
James Northrop 1693 Milford ~ 1747
James Northrop 1719 Ridgefield ~ 1784
Amos 1778-1855
Alvin 1803-1875 or 86~age 72 or 83
George Elmore 1844-1906 ~ age 62
George Ives Southport 1871-1923 ~age 52
Alvin Jennings 1905-1980 ~75

2 JOSEPH3 NORTHRUP (<Joseph1 Founder),
b. July 17, 1649 bapt. Aug. 9, 1649, Milford. Freeman, May 12, 1670; m?? Miriam Blakeman.

The baptism was 3 weeks after birth in the summer -- was this traditional or might it indicate they lived further from the center of Milford?

She was b. Feb. 8, 1670; dau. of James Blakeman and his wife Miriam, who was dau. of Moses Wheeler b. in 657, and d. about 1689. James Blakeman was s. of the Rev. Aaron Blakeman, who was b. in Stratfordshire, England, in 1598; bred at Christ College, Oxford; matriculated May 28, 1617; came to America in 1638, and to Stratford Conn., in 1639, and d. Sept., 1665, aged 67. His widow, Jane d. 1674, aged 74 (said to be sister of Moses Wheeler). Moses Wheeler, father of Miriam, wife of James Blakeman, probably came with Eaton to New Haven in 1638. His wife was Miriam sister of Joseph Hawley.)

"Old fort, north of the bridge. This Indian fort, which the Mohawks meant to take by surprise, was eventually destroyed by some young men of the town, in 1671. These were Samuel Clark, George Clark, James Brisco, Joseph Northrop (about age 22), Thomas Tibbals, John Fowler, Jonathan Fowler, Joseph Platt, Edward Camp, John Smith, Jr., and Edward Wilkinson. It was done, according to the record, " with the utmost secrecy, at dead of night," and probably it was vacant at the time. What their object was in destroying it, does not appear. This much exasperated the Indians, who complained to Mr. Benjamin Fenn and Robert Treat, Esq., whereupon civil process was issued against them, and they were tried before the general court at New Haven, and fined £10. The Indians, by this were ap. peased, and afterwards rebuilt their fort. "


1737 the residents of Northrup's farms petitioned to the legislature to be set off from Milford. When this is eventually granted it is the Amity area.


We don't know which Northrops besides Joel may have been in Woodbridge.

There are reports of Northrops in Milford in "Cove Shott" off of what is now Seaside Avenue probably southeast of Milford Hospital.

Web definitions for Shott

The term Chott (the spelling is French, it is pronounced, and sometimes spelled, shott; from Arabic šaṭṭ شط "bank, coast

chott also shott n. The depression surrounding a salt marsh or lake, especially in North Africa. The bed of a dried salt marsh.

lso shott n.

  1. The depression surrounding a salt marsh or lake, especially in North Africa.
  2. The bed of a dried salt marsh.

[French, from Arabic šaṭṭ, bank, coast, from šaṭṭa, to exceed, deviate.]

chott: Definition and Much More from This is the probable area- courtesy of google (satellite) maps

Joseph Northrup d. June 1, 1700 buried at Milford. His widow, Miriam, gave an administrator's bond, in the penalty of 300, dated Nov. 13, 1700, "an??noque Gulielmi Fortii nunc Angl?? &c Duo Decimo"; accoun?? to be rendered at or before Nov. 1, 1716 (when, as it appears Miriam, the youngest child, would be 18 years old). She signs her name "miriam northroop." (I have seen the original document.--A. J. N.) Miriam m., 2d, John Smith, and by hi?? had Johanna (named after her aunt, Johanna Wheeler), Josiah and Abigail. Joseph's children, b. at Milford:

Joseph Northrup III was born 17 Jul 1649 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, the son of Joseph Northrup II and Mary Norton. Joseph was married 12 May 1670 to Miriam Blakeman; Milford, New Haven, Ct. They had at least four known children.

Miriam Blakeman was born 8 Feb 1670 in Stratford, Connecticut. She died 31 Jul 1709 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut. She was the daughter of James Blakeman and Miriam Wheeler. Miriam's family name has been listed as either Blakeman (which I use) or Blackman but never Blackmun. I don't know how interested you are in Miriam's family but Miram's parents were first cousins. James Blakeman's mother, Jane Wheeler was the sister of Miriam's father Moses Wheeler. Moses is one of those colorful characters you love to learn about, is the first centenarian in New England and has a bridge named after him. If If you ever travel I-95 over the CT River between Stratford and Milford CT, the bridge is the Moses Wheeler Bridge. Adam Blakeman, James's father was the first minister of the Stratford Church. In 1960, the church erected a large stone in the old Stratford Cemetary in his honor. The first settlers in Stratford were buried along the river. They dug up the bodies and moved them. Moses is buried there as well, and has his original stone. The Blakeman's name is in the records because the one Blakeman son got a girl pregnant, after his father died. I have visited the old Northrup graves in Milford, CT. I copied this into my notes on Joseph: Burial plot J41 in Milford cemetary- there is also a Northrup family monument. Stone is near the dirt road between two sets of trees, on side where train tracks are.
Here lyeth the body of Joseph Northrop who died, in the 50th year of his age May 1700 freeman- may 12 1670 baptized by the Rev Prudden        FROM

8 i Joseph??, bapt. Oct. 29, 1689.
9 ii James, bapt. Jan. 15, 1693.
10 iii Moses, bapt. March 31, 1695.
iv Miriam, bapt. May 15, 1698; m. James Baldwin, ?? of Daniel, and removed to Newtown.

Children of Joseph Northrup III and Miriam Blackmun
Joseph Northrup IV
B. Oct 1689 Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Married. Susannah Roberts; Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut. 20 Nov 1713 at Milford.

Joseph Northrup IV was born Oct 1689 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, the son of Joseph Northrup III and Miriam Blakeman. They had at least seven known children.

Susanna Roberts was born 1692 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut. She died in Ridgefield, Connecticut. She was the daughter of Eli and Mary (Mallory) Roberts.

Joseph IV donated some of his land for a cemetary in what is now Ridgebury. I couldn't find his stone though nor records of Joseph in the local Ridgebury Church. There are Northrups listed there.
Susannah Roberts' s mother's surname is Mallory. I have her being born in New Haven, CT in 1685 with a baptism of July 31, 1698. I took the info from a book but it does list the New Haven Vital Statistics as its source.

There are quite a few Northrups in Salem, Westchester, NY. Abraham Sr married Abigail in the South Salem Church in 1645. That church became Presbyterian in the 1700's and has burned down, twice. Abraham Jr, was born in Salem, married in Salem and eventually moved to Saratoga, NY.

Joseph Northrup IV died in 1733 in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

Children of Joseph Northrup IV and Susanna Roberts

Susanna Northrop B. 31 Aug 1714 Milford, New Haven, Conn D. 1 Jul 1747 Beekman, Dutchess, New York

Joseph Northrop V B.11 May 1716 Milford, New Haven, Connecticut D. 23 Sep 1785 Salisbury, Connecticut

Eli Northrup B. 1 May 1718 Milford, New Haven, Conn M. Abigail Wilson 3 Jan 1738 at Ridgefield Ct. D. 1785 ??

Aaron Northrup B. 30 Nov 1720 Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut M. 25 Jan 1743; Rebecca Hyatt

Abraham Northrop B. 18 Sep 1722 Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut D. Probably In Lenox, Massachusetts

Abraham fought in the Revolution and had 3 wives. He died Nov 4, 1798 in Lenox, MA. He may have fought in the Rev too- it's hard to figure out who is who since they never say Sr or Jr.

Isaac Northrop B. 10 Nov 1725 Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut D. 9 Jul 1810 Probably In, South Salem, Westchester Co., New York

Miriam Northrop 18 Jul 1728, New Haven, Connecticut

D. 1733 Ridgefield, Connecticut
James Northrup B. 15 Apr 1693 Milford, New Haven, Conn M. 1.) Hannah Hines In 1714
M 2.) Lydia Mills in abt 1739
D. Ridgefield, Fairfield, Ct
Moses Northrup
B. 31 Mar 1695 Milford, New Haven, Conn Moses, third son of Joseph (2) and Miriam (Blakeman) Northrup, baptized March 31, 1695, in Milford, was among the purchasers and original settlers of Ridgefield, Connecticut, as early as 1716. In 1734 he removed to Dutchess county, New York, where he died about '1747 Moses son Amos was nephew to James (1693) and cousin to James 1719 Amos Northrup, born 1730, at Ridgefield, died February 9, 1810, in Tyringham, Berkshire county, Massachusetts, where he settled as early as 1771. He was ensign in the Tyringham company in the Revolutionary army. He first enlisted as a private September 22, I777. again enlisted October 18, 1779, serving in a company from Claverack, Columbia county, New York. He married a widow, Hannah, born Calkins, 1737, died April 22, 1805. Amos (2), their eldest son, was born April 19, 1768, in Dutchess county, and died October 12, 1835, in Peterboro, Madison county, New York. He visited that section in 1804, and took up lands in the "milestrip" in the town of Smithfield, where he built a log house. Thither he brought his family in February, 1805. He married, March
1O, 1796, Elizabeth, daughter of Tristram Stedman, born December 18, 1773, died November 15, 1852, and both are buried at Peterboro. Rensselaer Northrup, their second son, was born August 10, 1804, in Tyringham, and was six months of age when the family removed to Madison county. He died August 8, 1874, in the village of Canastota, and was buried in Quality Hill Cemetery, on the seventieth anniversary of his birth. An active, upright farmer, an earnest advocate of temperance, and a "Gerrit Smith Abolitionist," his active life was passed in the town of Smithfield. He refused to accept the office of assessor after his election because he was expected to assess property at a low rate after taking an oath to assess at full value. His house was a station on "the underground railroad," where he often sheltered slaves on their way to Canada and freedom. For many years he was a member and officer of the Presbyterian church. He married, October 3, 1832, at Watervale, Onondaga county, New York, Clarissa Judd, born May 9, 1810, died August 17, 1862, at Lenox, Madison county, New York. She was a descendant of Thomas Judd, who came from England in 1624, and settled at Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he was admitted a freeman May 25, 1636. In that year he removed to Hartford, Connecticut. He was among the pioneers of Farmington, Connecticut, and one of the first proprietors, a charter member of the Farmington Church, and its second deacon. His descendant, Ansel Judd, married Electa Jones, and lived in the town of Pompey, Onondaga county. Ansel Judd Northrup, son of Rensselaer and Clarissa (Judd) Northrup, passed his early life on the paternal farm and is known for his Northrup Northrop Genealogy.
D. . 1 Jul 1747 Beekman, Dutch, New York
Miriam Northrup
May 1698, New Haven, Connecticut MIRIAM11 NORTHRUP was born Abt. 1698. She married JAMES BALDWIN, son of DANIEL BALDWIN and SARAH CAMP. He was born Abt. 1696. Notes for JAMES BALDWIN: Removed to Newtown
i. JAMES12 BALDWIN, b. Abt. 1719.
ii. DANIEL BALDWIN, b. Abt. 1725
iii. GIDEON BALDWIN, b. Abt. 1730, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut; d. 03 Feb 1773, Newtown, Fairfield, Connecticut; m
. ANN BOOTH, 27 Jun 1759; b. 11 Jun 1731, Newtown, Fairfield, Connecticut.



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, Thanks to Westport Historical Society Barbara Raymond