Northrop Genealogy ~~~ Amos' Father NOT ISAAC REVISED,

"1 AMOS NORTHROP, b. Jan. 8, 1778, probably at Chatham, N. Y most of children's census records say NY-- between 1774-1800 but may not have been LIVING in NY. Amos' 1850 Census record says CT . Lived also at Warren and Kent, Conn. D. May 16,1855, Warren, Conn. (have not found any record of his death or marker) M. Rachel Ivés (b. March 15,1775).had at least two wives married Susuan Chaugham/Chaugum (Lighthouse tribe Molly Barber descendant) Kent, CT Oct. 26, 1829.
Census support Amos in Kent and Warren. see Census Summary Below

i Alvin, b. Apr. 15, 1803, Chatham, N. Y BORN NY don’t know where and don't know if family was LIVING there . 3 ii Gerrit, b. Aug. 9, 1812, Most/all of the Census listings say born CT Chatham, N. Y. "

2 ALVIN NORTHROP (Amos), b. Apr. 15, 1803, ? Chatham, N. Y. ; shoemaker at Kent, Conn. ; m. at Kent, July 2, 1826, Sarah Wakeman Alvord (b. May 25, 1809, Kent; d. June 2, 1886, Southport, Conn.), dau. of Daniel (probably David) and Abigail (Wakeman) Alvord /or / David and Abigail Jennings. David is born in Fairfield. They are married in Fairfield 1800 and move to Kent by 1802. Why did they move to Kent? Their children are born in Kent and David dies in Kent 1831. Sarah and Alvin moved to Westport after the death of Sarah's father and lived for a time next to her mother and sister in Westport. Most of her family was in the Westport area. Alvin d. Nov. 29, 1875, Westport, Conn. Northrop name is on a Westport map dated 1867.
i Julia Burr (sarah's grandmother was Eunice Burr), b. Nov. 28, 1832, Kent, Conn. ; m. Feb. 1, 1854, Charles Bulkley ; d. ??. perhaps Charles Seymour Bulkley ("a successful engineer") mentioned on page 816 of Jacobus (1933) and a descendant of the Rev. Peter Bulkeley in the Gershom, Peter line
ii Francis, b. June 4, 1835, Kent ; d. July 9, 1837. (Age 2)
4 iii William Fenn, (where did name Fenn come from?) b. Nov. 6, 1836, Kent
IV Frances Josephine b. Aug 20, 1838, Kent m. at Rye, N. Y., Dec. 13, 1854, Charles Meeker; > Charles A b 1832? d. March 18, 1876, Westport, Conn.
6 v George Elmore, (where did name Elmore come from?) b. Feb. 17, 1844, Cornwall, Conn.
vi Louisa Azonetta, b. Apr. 12, 1850, Westport; m. March 2, 1871, at Westport. Geroge B. MILLS b: Abt 1845 in Westport,CT

could there be some connection?
  • ID: I04109
  • Name: Louisa Antoinette JENNINGS 1
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 18 NOV 1820 in New York City, New York, New York 1
  • Death: 11 APR 1875 in Southold, Suffolk, New York 1

    Father: Stephen R. JENNINGS b: 1788 in Southold, Suffolk, New York
    Mother: Sophronia CLEVELAND b: 17 FEB 1791 in Newark, Essex, New Jersey




What we know about Amos Northrop/Northrup
Amos was born in the Eastern New York - Western Connecticut area -- an area with many Northrops.

  • Names from the original Fairfield and some from Milford continue to appear again and again in family connections and in later towns
    -- Faifield names include those from Redding Easton, Weston, and some names then appear in Ridgefield, Newtown, New Milford,
    South Salem NY and later in the Litchfield Kent area. Some of this concentration is probably due to the purchases of property by
    Fairfield and Milford colony settlers. Some from land granted for military or other service to the colony. Still more comes from the family
    and community connections of successive generations. Kent History

Regardless of the location or spelling almost all of these Northrops are descended from Joseph Northrup of Milford, CT

The only hard facts are the census listings for Amos and desendants (details below) and the A Judd Northrup genealogy.
The geneology has some known errors and omissions. The census listings may reflect omissions and errors as well.

Discourses on Religious Subjects By Job Swift, Lemuel Haynes Amos Northrop Fairfield, subscriber pub 1805 Reverend maybe evangelical congregational?? known as the "Apostle of Vermont" associated with Williams College SHOULD GO ON AMOS PAGE MAY BE OUR AMOS

SUMMARY of census info

Census Year Census Location - Amos Estimate Birth years Age stated in census approximate Age
1800 Kent 1774-1786 16-26 ~22
1810 New Milford 20010/20010 or Maybe Vermont? or living with someone else 1775-1784 26-35 ~32
1820 Kent 1 b under 10/ 1 b 18-26 1 f 26-45
1 female over 45 *
can't be Sarah Ives- she dies in 1813,
Jerusha Baldwin wife of Waite dies 1827 Brookfield
Chloe Baldwin wife of Job (II b 1758)
sisters NONE
Sisters in law wife of Nathaniel Esther Gould or Rebecca Baldwin -- no death dates
Sarah Beach wife of Abel Gillett Northrop who died 1812 her death unlnown,
Patty Munson wife of Caleb Camp Northrop who died 1812 her death unknown, Zilpha wife of Isaac 1777 Northrop who died 1818 her death unknown,
Lydia Marsh wife of Isaac 1734 Northrop who dies about 1817 her death unstated,
Lucy Sherman wife of Peter Northrop who died in 1810 her dearh
1775- 1794 26-45 ~42
1830 Kent 1 m. 40-50, 1 f 10-20 stepdau?, 1 f 50-60 Susan prob not might older than Amos maybe younger 1780-1790 40-50 ~52

Warren with Gerry? no sign of wife or child

1770-1780 60-79 ~62
1840 Drake son of Enos in Cornwall 1 m 70-80 1 female 70-80      
1850 Amos Kent pauper   78  
1850 Lyman and Wells Northrop (son of Cyrus gson of Joel and Eunice Marsh) Kent      
1850 Washington with Gerry no sign of his wife or child 1774 +- 71 or 74 ~72
  * who died around this time?
  • ID: I4735
  • Name: Isaac NORTHROP
  • Birth: in South Salem, New York
  • Death: Apr 1812
  • son Amos
  • ID: I5088
  • Name: Job NORTHROP
  • Birth: 25 APR 1731 in Newtown,Fairfield Co.,Connecticut
  • Death: 9 NOV 1813 in Sherman,Fairfield Co.,Connecticut

  • ID: I564310598
  • Name: Joel NORTHROP
  • Birth: 28 Jul 1753 in South Salem, Westchester, NY
  • Death: 1801 in NY
  • ID: I30706
  • Name: John NORTHROP
  • Suffix: Jr.
  • Birth: 14 JAN 1729 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co.,Connecticut
  • Death: AFT MAY 1802 in Mabbetsville,Dutchess Co.,New York
  • ID: I30700
  • Name: John NORTHROP
  • Birth: 17 JUN 1703 in Milford,New Haven Co.,Connecticut
  • Death: 2 MAY 1794 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co.,Connecticut
  • ID: I30693
  • Name: John NORTHROP
  • Birth: 9 JUL 1732 in Newtown, Fairfield Co.,Connecticut
  • Death: 11 MAR 1805 in Newtown, Fairfield Co.,Connecticut
  • ID: I26405
  • Name: Nathan NORTHROP
  • Birth: 30 MAY 1721 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co.,Connecticut
  • Death: 11 JAN 1804 in South Salem, Putnam Co.,New York
  • Burial: South Salem Cem
  • D: I03777
  • Name: Nathan Northrup 1 2 3 4
  • Birth: 30 MAY 1721 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut 3
  • Death: 11 JAN 1804 3
  • Burial: ABT. 11 JAN 1804 South Salem Cemetery, South Salem, New York 3
  • Religion: 11 JAN 1804 Member of the Church of Christ, Salem, New York
  • Residence: 24 APR 1776 Quit-claim deed to Abijah Northrup
  • ID: I03885
  • Name: Elihu Northrup 1 2 3 4 5
  • Birth: ABT. FEB 1746/47 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut 2
  • Death: UNKNOWN
  • Baptism: 16 FEB 1746/47 Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut 2
  • ID: I2149
  • Name: Thomas Northrop
  • Birth: 26 SEP 1751 in Ridgefield, Fairfield County, Connecticut
  • Death: 3 JUN 1807 in North Salem, Westchester County, New York
  • Burial: North Salem Cemetery, North Salem, New York
  • Event: Misc. See Note Page
  • Note: Graves not marked at cemetery.
  • ID: I581
  • Name: William Northrop 1 2 3 4 5
  • Birth: 9 DEC 1734 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., CT 2 6 7
  • Christening: 15 DEC 1734 Greenfield, Fairfield Co., CT 2
  • Death: 17 MAY 1800 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT 5
  • Note: 5 Father William Northrop - b. abt 1710, same place. Married unknown abt 1732.
  • Note: 8 Division of his estate, Feb. 14, 1798.
  • ID: I578724438
  • Name: Wright NORTHROP
  • Birth: 1730 1 2
  • Death: Wft Est 1749-1821 1 2
  • Note: REFN: 2367




Revolutionary soldiers of Redding CT Keeler Info

Genealogy of the Families of John Rockwell, of Stamford, Connecticut 1641



Connecticut map itentified as 1776

The Coming of the Revolution, 1773-1776
By Albert E. Van Dusen

Deteriorating relations between England and the American colonies noticeably worsened in the 1763-1773 decade, with serious dissension arising over the Stamp Act, the Townshend Acts, and the Tea Act. The Boston Tea Party in 1773, a dramatic defiance of British authority by the radicals in Boston, led directly to the passage by Parliament in 1774 of the Coercive or Intolerable Acts which gave England almost total control of the government and trade of Massachusetts. Connecticut's leaders felt deep sympathy for Massachusetts, a feeling strengthened by the British closing of the port of Boston, where many Connecticut merchants regularly traded.

Numerous Connecticut towns, such as Farmington and Norwich, established committees of correspondence and passed resolutions denouncing British actions. In October 1774 Mansfield passed the "Mansfield Declaration of Independence," a vigorous affirmation of the need to retain the natural and constitutional rights of the colonists but falling far short of a true declaration of independence. The assembly enacted stringent anti-Tory laws, and ardent Loyalists such as the Reverend Samuel Peters (1735-1826) of Hebron were harassed and persecuted, causing some, including Peters, to flee to areas under the control of British troops.

For several decades the eastern part of Connecticut had been poorer and more radical than western Connecticut. By late 1774, however, many western towns such as Norfolk, Stratford, and Greenwich had passed resolutions supporting the American cause. Known Loyalists in towns like Newtown and Ridgefield found themselves under intense surveillance by Whigs from nearby towns.

When fighting erupted at Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775, some 3,600 Connecticut militiamen rushed to the Boston area. A special session of the General Assembly, convening on April 26, enacted an embargo on food exports and ordered one-fourth of the militia to be ready for active militia service. Further preparedness measures were passed at the regular May session. That same month many Connecticut men, including Benedict Arnold (1740/41-1801), participated in the seizure of Fort Ticonderoga to secure some much-needed cannon. In June Connecticut soldiers fought well under Israel Putnam (1717/18-1790) at the bloody battle of Bunker Hill.

In mid-June the assembly adopted a resolution authorizing Connecticut's delegates to the Continental Congress "to propose to that respectable body, to declare the United American Colonies Free and Independent States, absolved from all allegiance to the King of Great Britain." The Declaration of Independence was signed by four Connecticut leaders--Samuel Huntington (1731-1796), Roger Sherman (1721-1793), William Williams (1730/31-1811), and Oliver Wolcott, Sr., (1726-1797).

For Further Reading

Zeichner, Oscar. Connecticut's Years of Controversy, 1750-1776. Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1949.

Roth, David M. and Meyer, Freeman. From Revolution to Constitution, Connecticut 1763-1818. Chester, Connecticut, 1975. See especially pp. 1-41.

* Entry under revision.


Unfortunately, there is no way for us to tell exactly what vessels your ancestors were on*, and therefore I can't say for sure what trade those vessels might have been engaged in. However, during the Napoleonic Wars New Haven experienced its greatest maritime prosperity as a port, as vessels left for Europe, the West Indies, South America and the Far East. According to Shallops, Sloops and Sharpies: a Maritime History of New Haven points out, "Protracted warfare created a worldwide shortage of shipping which enable many of New England's smaller ports like New Haven to engage in international trade, but this unusual economic opportunity quite naturally disappeared with the return of peace in 1814." Your ancestors may have been involved in this increase in shipping, or they may have been involved in the more usual coastal and West Indies shipping that went on from New Haven. Because of its long and narrow entrance channel and the fact that the Atlantic Ocean could be reached only by sailing around Long Island, New Haven's trade tended to be mostly coastal (and by extension, to the West Indies) because smaller vessels were used than those engaged in transatlantic trade. From Mystic Seaport Museum


Here is how the listing appears in the A. Judd Northrup genealogy:
Thomas3, William2, Joseph1), b. Aug. 6, 1734, Newtown; m. Lydia (b. Apr. 11, 1747), dau. of Elder Elihu Marsh, and sister of Eunice, who m. Joel Northrup. He d. at the age of 77. 168

i Job5, b. Sept. 21, 1775, Brookfield.
ii Dau., b. 1776; m. (???) Waldo, and d. at Chatham,N. Y., 1868, aged 92.
iii Dau., b. (???); m. (???) Preston, of Chatham.
(Probably others.)Note in A Judd Northrop history

Another possibility is an undocumented son of George Northrop.
George * /Northrup/
Birth: 21 MAR 1754 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut
Death: 11 AUG 1821 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut
Occupation: Shoemaker, Newtown, Connecticut
Residence: Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut
more on the George possibility

reviewed detailed history onPine plains which includedinfor on North east and some Ancram.

A great number of families came from sharon and vicinity and some moved back and forth. quite a few from Horse Neck (greenwich) and Stanford(Stamford).

Most of Isaac's siblings (children of Thomas) stayed in Connecticut, but not all stayed in Newtown.
This is the period when most of the towns in Connecticut were formed many taking portions of other towns. The boundaries change so a change in the town name does always mean that the family moved.

Isaac appears to be the most likely FATHER for Amos Northrop. The age is plausible and genealogy mentions there are probably more children.



Stephen Jennings & Hannah Sturgis - Aug. 20, 1741married First Church Fairfield is this rhe same one as above of a different line?

3 GERRIT NORTHROP (Amos), b. Aug. 9, 1812, Chatham? , N. Y. Census listings say CT; m. Feb. 11, 1834, Betsey Millard (Sarak Wakeman Alvord Northrop's brother Nelson marries Caroline (1829 Kent) She later married Nathan Skiff in Cornwall Chamberlain then Adelia Millard in Torrington 1858 (d. May 8, 1868).
He d. March 14, 1875, New Haven, Conn.
6 i James Edward, b. Jan. 26, 1839, Warren, Conn.
ii Charles Alvin, b. July 6, 1886. Five years in Civil War ; Second Lieutenant. Sailed, about 1880, as steward, on a voyage to Africa ; not heard from since. Supposed to have been lost at sea. Neglected to give name of vessel he sailed on.
iii Eliza Ann, b. Dec. 7, 1847 ; m. William Hall, and living at Milton, Litchfield Co., Conn. ; 2 children.
4 WILLIAM FENN NORTHROP (Âlvin, Amos), (name may be from Hannah Ives Fenn prob sister of Rachel) b. Nov. 6, 1836, Kent, Conn. Carpenter and builder, and dealer in lumber, coal, etc., firm of "Northrop Brothers," at Southport, Conn. M. Dec. 23, 1857, at Mamerneck, N. Y., Abbie Jane, dau. of Ebenezer and Elizabeth Jane Baker, who are now dead, but formerly lived at Greens Farms, Conn.
i Ella Angelina, b. Nov. 4, 1858 ; d. Sept. 8, 1864.
ii Frederick Elmer, b. Sept. 2, 1871, Southport.
6 GEORGE ELMORE NORTHROP (Âlvin, Amos), b.' Feb. 17, 1844, Cornwall, Conn. Served through the Civil War, in Company A, 8th Connecticut Volunteers. M. at ________________, N. Y., Margaret Harrigan.
i George Ivés, b. July 15, 1871.
ii Winthrop Blaine, b. Dec. 1, 1884. .

b. January 26, 1839 Warren, CT Merchant residing at New Haven, Conn. m. Nov 24, 1864 Sarah Secelia Burnes, dau of James and Elizabeth ( Norton) Burnesof New Haven

i Lillie E b. Aaug 6, 1865 m. June 3, 1885 Oscar D. Beach of Milton CT
ii Mary Elizabeth b. Sept 17, 18 70, d. Nov 5, 1870.




Thomas, Benjamin, Jeremiah, John Religion: Puritan
Isaac's father, Thomas Northrup, son of William, lived at Newtown, "whither he went in the early settlement of that town, his name being of record there in 1712, (town of Newtown was incorporated in 1711) along with those of his cousins(or brothers?)Thomas(father), Benjamin, Jeremiah and John, who had land allotted to them and went thither that year. They were prominent men in public affairs. Thomas Northrup married Abigail Terrill, of Newtown. After her death, and after their children were married and settled, Thomas lived with his son at New Milford, Conn."
Sherman Historical Society· 

What can we speculate about Newtown in the mid 18th century?
By 1730s (when Isaac and his siblings were growing up) there would have been a few taverns, common pasture set up, roads laid out, a school set up (usually for 4-5 months during the winter), a meeting house perhaps a schoolhouse building. Perhaps there was a gristmill or sawmill and they may have made arrangements for especially useful trades people like a blacksmith (sometimes with a grant of land). Perhaps they even had boats or a bridge to cross larger rivers or streams. It's likely there would already be some kind of taxing..

Children would have worked on the farms with their parents at least into their teens. At that point they might have hired out their sons as farmers for cash or have left home apprenticed in a trade like the carpenter or blacksmith trade. They would have tried to keep one or two children at home to help with the farm and household. A girl would have continued to live at home except for the few who might have become servants in another's home.

Newtown was known as "An important crossroads throughout its early history" Wickipedia

Here's a table with some events and dates for Thomas(Father) along with those for Isaac and his siblings.
Name Born Married   Age 1775 1790 1800 1810 Died

25 APR 1731 Brookfield 8 APR 1756 in Newtown Violet Peck Woodbridge b4 1758 thru 1775
On 20 Feb 1781 daughter mary marries Coe in Derby, cT
age 44
(Amity), CT
Woodbridge, CT OP Woodbridge Woodbridge
00001 00001
9 NOV 1813 on visit to Sherman fm Woodbridge
Thomas Northrup
2 DEC 1732
25 AUG 1757 in Newtown Joanna Leach
Son named Amos born 1765 too early for our Amos to VT --his son Isaac born 1767 New Ffld
Sherman 1757 Farmer but someties preached 1765 Ffld perhaps preaching?
age 43
New Fairfield
Farming was the predominant occupation, along with mills for timber, shingles, cider and grain. Early Sherman had one church, one store, a doctor, and men who could build, bank , and deal in cattle and property sales.
Ridgefield, CT?? UP deceased not listed deceased ABT. 1771 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut

6 AUG 1734 ABT 1774 in Brookfield, Fairfield Co., CT Lydia Marsh dau of Elder Elihu Marsh a son named Job after his brother? age 41 woodbridge? or brookfield both OP
none in NY

Check Amos for 1790
new milford, OR Sharon, OR Woodbridge woodbridge
00001 00001
ABT. 1811

ABT. 1736 ? perhaps unmarried died age 90 ABT 1832 in Newtown age 39 not listed not listed not listed in Age 96 years Newtown, CT
Abraham Northrup
1733 or 13 Aug 1738 ABT 1766 in Litchfield Co Martha Waters (1st)
Polly Green (2nd) when he was over 70
Isaac Northrup b: 1767 Litchfield Co.
Joel Northrup b: 19 MAY 1770 Litchfield Co.,
Joel Northrup b: 19 MAY 1770 Litchfield Co.,

Levi Northrup b: 1 FEB 1778 in Sherman, Fairfield Co., CT
has son Daniel Waldo Northrup b: 6 MAR 1802 in Sherman, Fairfield Co., CT
age 37
New Fairfield / Sherman,CT
not listed New Fairfield UP
011 00011(1?)0
only Thomas G no other thomas 14 JUN 1829
about age 91
3 MAR 1741/42   Married: ABT 1772 in Milford, married daughter of Elder Elihu Marsh (Eunice) She was a noted housekeeper; and had at her marriage, when 28 years of age, £100 of money of her own earnings then with the Separatists. Was very religious, a great reader, and accumulated "a comfortable property. age 34 or 33
Brookfield, CT He learned the cooper's trade, then the tailor's; was a member of the First Church in New Milford, later of the Separates; was very religious, a great reader, and prosperous in business.
~1784 moved from Brookfield to Newtown later to New Milford or Watertown OP He resided in New Milford until about 1784, then in Brookfield for a few years, returning to New Milford before his death. New Milford New Milford also 1820 MAR 1824 in New Milford, Litchfield Co., Connecticut



ISAAC4 NORTHRUP born **(Thomas3, William2, Joseph1), He d. at the age of 77. about 1811 Newtown, CT BORN Aug. 6, 1734, Newtown. Isaac was right in themiddle with two older brothers and two younger as well as a younger sister.
BORN   1734 A Judd Northrup  
Lydia Marsh (Isaac's future wife) born, Mansfield, Tolland, CT dau. of Elder Elihu Marsh, and sister of Eunice, who m. Isaac's brother Joel Northrup before he married Lydia.. BORN   Apr. 11, 1747 A Judd Northrup
Rootsweb I6569
Father-in-law to be "1747 Elihu Marsh separatist ordination at Windham Oct 7th"
NEW ORDINATION   Oct 7, 1747 The Great Awakening: A History of the Revival of Religion in the Time of ...  By Joseph Tracy  
Job Northrop (the eldest brother of Isaac) of Amity marriage to Violet Peck --- April 8, 1756 in Newtown
Birth: 25 APR 1731 Death: 9 NOV 1813 Death: 9 Nov 1813 in Woodbridge, New Haven, CT or on a visit to Sherman about age 82 moved to Woodbridge before 1758


April 8, 1756

Isaac's father-in-law, Elder Elihu Marsh
He served, according to tradition, as an Elder in the Strict Congregational church of N. M., a number of years. Ch
New Milford
Sept. 30, 1765

1765 when Elihu Marsh, Sr., bought land, in that locality New Miford,—. He must have removed to the north part of Bridgewater soon after, for he appears to have been residing there during the Revolution. He resided for a time in Mansfield, then removed to New Fairfield, and later to New Milford, where he purchased land, 1765 (Merryall) , 1769 West side Candlewood Mountain where he buildt his homestead, and 1770. His home was in the part now called Jerusalem, and he resided there until his death.

Isaac Northrup marries Lydia Marsh, Brookfield dau of Elder Elihu Marsh. This seems a rather late marriage. (her sister, Eunice married Joel was 3 yrs younger)

age 35-40
Lydia ~
age 22
MARRIES 1774?? prob should be 1769 or 1771 A Judd Northrup
Rootsweb ID: I13535
Abiah NORTHRUP daughter of Isaac & Lydia born Brookfield,
(dies 14 JUL 1865 in Chatham, Columbia, New York daughter Hannah WALDO b: 17 APR 1796 in Chatham, Columbia, New York marries Joseph Benjamin ELIOT b: 23 JUL 1793 in Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut)
later she marries waldo maybe
x BORN 16 APR 1770
OR 1772
Rootsweb ID: I13535(Rootsweb ID: I10800)  
Thomas, father of Isaac After wife dies and when children grown and settled Thomas moves to New Milford and lives with one of sons Isaac ~ 31
youngest son Joel ~ 23

MOVED TO LIVE WITH SON about 1765 A Judd Northrup  
Newtown was a stronghold of Tory sentiment during the early American Revolutionary War. 41 REVOLUTION 1775 Wickipedia  
Isaac Northrup 41 REVOLUTION 1775 CALCULATED  
dau in law, Rachel Ives later marries Amos Northrop   BORN ~ 1775 A Judd Northrup  
Job (5) Northrop, Son of Isaac and Lydia, is born Brookfield, CT 21 SEP 1775
41 BORN Sept. 21, 1775
A Judd Northrup
Rootsweb ID: I13535
named after his brother Job?

d. 22 SEP 1845 in Wallingford, Connecticut
Occupation: Teacher - 16 years, Excellent penman and great joker, Job exchanged 16 farms, Resided at Middlebury, Woodbury, etc., Connecticut & Chatham, Columbia Co., New York

bapt. South Salem, N. Y. (church record), Aug. 17, 1755. His father removed to Lenox, Mass., where Job lived for a time on his father's farm, but removed to Monroe Co., N. Y., near Rochester, about 1793. M., 1st, Sarah (???), who d. Aug. 26, 1786, at Lenox; m., 2d, Sept. 10, 1795, Sarah Bennett, at Lenox. He d. aged 93 years. Six children recorded at Lenox, of "Job and Sarah."
Amos Northrop born ? check later census Isaac ~ 44 BORN 1778 (Probably others.)Note in A Judd Northrop  
Major Garrit     1779? A Major Garrit who was Majr of a Regiment was killed in the Wyoming Battle. ...The Company as I stated was commanded by a Capt. Mc Characan [sic] & he was killed in the Wyoming Battle.  
Brookfield becomes a town x BROOKFIED 1780 A part of the town was set off from Newtown & others to form part of the town of Brookfield  
Newtown French General Rochambeau and his troops encamped here in 1781 on their way to the siege of Yorktown, Virginia, which ended the Revolution.
Isaac ~ 47
Amos ~ 3
REVOLUTION 1781 Wickipedia  
Thomas, father of Isaac dies in 1786. Must be Isaac or Joel (Joel does not move to New Milford until after 1784, removed to Brookfield, then to New Milford ~ 86 DIES 1786 or 7
New Milford
A Judd Northrup
date - rootsweb
Warren made a town      

May, 1786; taken from Kent

Isaac Northrup/op Isaac 56
Amos age 12
Job age 15
CENSUS 1790 woodbridge? or brookfield both OP
none in NY

Check Amos for 1790
Isaac Northrop
This fits better with the dates, 3 daughters or a boarder, relative or servant for the extra female. Also closer to Rachel Ives family CT NEW HAVEN WOODBRIDGE
Isaac 56
Amos age 12
Job age 15
1 male over 16, 2 males under 16, 4 females Total of 7 Amos age 12, Job age 15
Lydia and 3 daughters
Isaac Northrop
. Don't think this is right UnLESS Job is apprenticed to someone and not at home CT FAIRFIELD BROOKFIELD
Isaac 56
Amos age 12
Job age 15
1 male over 16, 1 male under 16, 3 females, Total of 5 amos age 12, Job age 15, 2 daughters
Isaac Northrop none in new york Isaac 56
Amos age 12
Job age 15
NORTHROP JOB Isaac's brother Job Isaac's brother 59 CENSUS 1790 CENSUS
2 males over 16, 3 males under 16, 5 females, Total 10. Job age 15 too young to have this family MA BERKSHIRE LENOX
GARRET IVES   BORN March 19, 1794 GARRET IVES, b. March 19, 1794. son of Aner and Rachel neighbors and distant relatives to Rachel and Amos Possible source for Garritt's name?  
Elijah Northrop   CENSUS 1800
Washington, CT
CENSUS 11010 12010 00  
Amos Northrop matches A Judd info for ages and location mentioned Kent, CT   CENSUS 1800 CENSUS  
new milford, OR Sharon, OR Woodbridge   CENSUS 1800 CENSUS  
son, Amos marries Rachel Ives   MARRIES   ?  
Job, bro of Amos Job about age 27 Susan about age 21 MARRIES Married: 1802 in Chatham, Columbia, NY Son Job marries Susan Cady Prob Presbyterian? Susan Cady Stanton was brought up Presbyterian and then left organized religion in her book mentions Immediately after the death of my brother, a journey was planned to visit our grandmother Cady, who lived in Canaan, Columbia County about 1826. Children born Chatham 1803 through 1816  
Amos ' son Alvin Northrop born (Amos about 25 Rachel about 28 ) later census check ny or ct Chatham NY or ??? (Alvin's 1870 census says born NY)   BORN 4/15/1803 A Judd Northrop  
Sarah Wakeman Alvord b: 25 MAY 1809 in Kent     1809    
No Amos only Thomas g Northrup in Kent   Kent Ct Census 1810 CENSUS
00001 00001
    DIES ABT. 1811    
Amos's son Gerrit Northrop born (Alvin about age 9 Amos 34, Rachel 37)Chatham, NY NO HIS CEnsus says CT   BORN 8/9/1812 A Judd Northrop  
Amos Northrup
one male under 10, one male 18-26, one male 26-45, one female 26-45, one female 45 and over, 3 engaged in agriculture Alvin about 17, Gerrit about 8
Kent, CT
CENSUS WRONG AMOS Amos Northrop 1820 TORRINGTON, CT 00140 010200 0040 others zero or unreadable  
Alvin Northrop prob with Amos   1823 Kent CT date of leather purse  
Sarah Northrop Ridge Cherokee   1824 Cornwall Sarah (Sally) m. to John Ridge  
Wallace & Northrop(Isaac) now just Wallace   1824      
Waite Northrop probate   1825 Brookfield    
Amos' son Alvin married Alvin age 23, Amos Kent,   MARRIES July 2, 1826 x  
Northrop Lydia w of Isaac   DIES Mar 11, 1828
middlebury, CT
d Mar 11, 1828 age 81 yrs from records of Middlebury, CT (Hale Collection  
Amos 52, Alvin age 27 Rachel Kent   CENSUS 1830 CENSUS  

Julia Burr Northrop d. Alvin b. Nov. 28, 1832, Kent, Conn

Alvin in Kent   1832    
Francis, b. June 4,1835, Kent ; d. July 9,1837 Alvin in Kent   1835    
William Fenn, b. Nov. 6, 1836, Kent. Alvin in Kent   1836    
Frances Josephine, b. Aug. 20, 1838, Kent Alvin in Kent   1838    
Gerrit's son James Edward Northrop Amos age 62, Alvin age 37 Warren, CT   BORN Jan. 26, 1839, A Judd Northrop  
Alvin Northrop of Kent Alvin in Kent   1835 other date in leather purse  
Amos Age No Census Available online where ??   CENSUS 1840 CENSUS  
Alvin as separate household appears to be next to Garry Warren   1840    
George Elmore, b. Feb. 17,1844, Cornwall, Conn Alvin in Cornwall   1844    
Gerrit's son Charles Alvin Northrop, b. ( Amos age , Alvin age 43) BORN July 6,1886 prob shd be 1846   BORN 1846 A Judd Northrop posibly lost at sea  
Gerrit's dau, Eliza Ann Northrop (Alvin Age 44, Amos Age 69 ) BORNDec. 7, 1847   BORN 1847 A Judd Northrop later living at milton litchfield, ct  
Louisa Azonetta, b. Apr. 12, 1850, Westport Alvin In Westport   1850    
Amos Age 72, Alvin age 47 where?   CENSUS 1850 CENSUS  
Amos Northrop aged 69   DIES 5/19/1855 means birth of about 1786?? fm History of Ancient Woodbury deaths in Washington, CT  
Amos Dies age 80, Alvin is 55   DIES 5/16/1858
Warren, CT
A Judd Northrop  
CENSUS Garry Northrop? Gerrit? 1860 WASHINGTON,CT Farm Laborer  
CENSUS Julia Northrop 1860 NEW PRESTON, CT/WASHINGTON School Teacher  
Gerry (Gerrit) Northrop farm laborer $100 personal 47 CENSUS 1860 Woodville, Washington, CT CENSUS
1810 Jerry Ridgefield 200100211
Betsy Northrop 48 CENSUS 1860 Woodville, Washington, CT CENSUS  
Eliza Ann 13 CENSUS 1860 Woodville, Washington, CT CENSUS  
Sally Millard 1000 RE Gerry motherin law 68 CENSUS 1860 Woodville, Washington, CT CENSUS  
    CENSUS 1860 Woodville, Washington, CT CENSUS  
dau in law, Rachel Ives       prob Congregational  
Martha Northrop Aged 77     2/16//1869
fm History of Ancient Woodbury Is she related??  
Job Northrop and Susan Cady Northrop     between 1816 and 1817 Move to Sharon CT from Chatham, NY. None of the children listed are named Amos. NORTHROP, Adeline, dau. of Job and Susan, b. July 8, 1816, d. June 26, 1817. in Ellsworth Sharon (charon) burying ground.  
        Elizabeth Cady Stanton (November 12, 1815October 26, 1902 (daughter of Judge Daniel Cady Elizabeth Smith CADY b: 12 Nov 1815 in Johnstown, New York, USA)  

Newpapers start appearing 1704 Boston, 1725, New Yok, 1727 New England Weekly Journal, Connecticut Courant 1764.

The Boston Post Road was a system of post roads from New York City to Boston, Massachusetts, containing some of the first major highways in the United States. The Upper Post Road was originally called the Pequot Path and had been in use by Indians before the colonists had arrived.[1] Some of these important Indian trails had been pounded by moccasined feet so that they were two feet below the surrounding woodland. The colonists first used this trail to deliver the post using post riders (the first ride to lay out the Upper Post Road starting January 22, 1673), and developed into a wagon, or stage road in later colonial times
- The Separatists or Strict Congregationalists built a house of worship

1782 - Jemima Wilkinson

1793 Decided by vote that three taverns was enough for the town.

1798 Dollars referred to instead of pounds. 1794 - A destructive tornado crossed New Milford causing much damage.1796 - Union Circulating Library established.

1787 - Probate District formed first Judge.1788 - Nicholas Wanzer deeded land to the Quakers.

January 6 1843 Voted to build suitable and convenient sidewalk or footbridge on the south side and adjoining the west side of Mill Bridge

Thomas G Northrop (Good Hill Cemetary Kent, CT -- Northrop, Thomas G died Sept. 8, 1850 age 79y8m3d
Northrop, Aurelia wife of Thomas G died Mar. 4, 1839 age 54y9m11d) born 1/5/1771? is a good possibility for a brother of Amos -- Aurelia would have been born ca 1785

Since there are multiple Amos Northrop/Northrups in the general area, it is, so far, hard to tell if these references are for Amos Northrop, father of Alvin

this one too late but name george
ID: I48004
Name: Almira Preston 1 (F)
Birth: 6 AUG 1805
Residence: Franklin, Delaware Co., New York
Father: Amos Preston b: ABT. 1780Mother: Martha Taylor b: ABT. 1782
Marriage 1 George Northrup b: ABT. 1803
Married: ABT. 1826
Marriage 2 Harry Lee Buell , Sr. b: ABT. 1803
Married: ABT. 1832
1. Harry Lee Buell , Jr. b: 1834
Marriage 3 Lyman Betts b: ABT. 1800
Married: BEF. 1850
ID: I48005
Name: George Northrup 1
Sex: M
ALIA: George * /Northup/
Birth: ABT. 1803
Census: 1820 Franklin, Delaware Co., New York
Census: 1830 Franklin, Delaware Co., New York
Marriage 1 Almira Preston b: 6 AUG 1805
Married: ABT. 1826
ID: I21455
Name: Jonathan PRESTON
Birth: 1776 in New Canaan, Columbia Co., New York
Death: 30 OCT 1836 in Addison Co., Vermont
Father: Jonathan PRESTON
Mother: Prudence BARBER
Marriage 1 Betsey A. UNKNOWN
Marriage 2 Polly HEDDING b: 1782 in New York
Married: 16 SEP 1798 in Starksboro, Addison Co., Vermont
ChildrenHas No Children
1. Segwick PRESTON b: 29 SEP 1803
2. Norris E. PRESTON b: 1808 in Lincoln, Addison Co., VermontHas No Children
3. Eliza Jaquays PRESTON b: 26 JUN 1809
4. Jonathan S. PRESTON b: 1813 in Vermont
5. Daniel PRESTON b: 24 JUL 1815 in Vermont
6. George PRESTON b: 1818


It is mentioned that Thomas moved from Newtown to live with his son in New Milford.
Is it possible to decide if this was Isaac? After his wife Abigail died in ( ) and son's were raised and settled would be
about 1765. Thomas dies 1786.

below from

Sarah OSBORN-4383 ;Born: 22 Apr 1779 [2] ;Died: 22 Apr 1843 [2]
Marr: 19 Dec 1804 Weston, Fairfield Co.,CT[2] Amos NORTHROP-4390

This amos son of Isaac Northrup and Hannah Olmsted b: 8 Jan 1750 (Born Milton, CT rootweb ID: I05894 ) of South Salem no birth dates for amos separate file Amos born ABT. 10 APR 1783 South Salem, Westchester Co., New YorkIS IT POSSIBLE AMOS had a second marriage after the birth of Alvin??? Ther is a break between Alvin and Gerrit??


When I told Philip Osofsky that I only knew of two Jewish-owned working farms in Ellsworth: his father’s and the Northrop Farm on Northrup Road that George D. Northrop sold to Morris Schulman in April 1909, Philip said there was one more. That was a very small farm at the foot of Northrup Road, still in Ellsworth, and owned by the Cohen family. 1 He also reported the existence of a few small Jewish-owned family farms that fattened beef cattle and calves. A local Jewish-owned slaughter house provided kosher beef prepared according to ritual lawThe soil of the Northwest corner may be thin and rockySharon Historical Society




Both the era (with the "Great Awakening") and documentation of preaching & church membership suggest religion must have been a subject of much discussion and reflection among the Northrup/Northrop brothers. Congregeations around Connecticut were occupied with who should be allowed in the congregation and whether any of the new branches of thought were acceptable. Meanwhile members wer "Falling away" to Quakerism, Methodism and Baptism in all their flavors.

Another possibility is an undocumented son of George Northrop. There is a record of George having an earlier marriage to a "Miss Kimberly" before his marriage to Mary Kimberly perhaps a sister or cousin to Mary. She would have died before 1782. Amos' reported DOB is 1778, so this could be possible. "Miss Kimberly" would likely have a date of birth of about 1760 or earlier. (at least age 18 when he was born).

There are several points that would support this option. The name George -- Amos named his son George -- and the fact that he is a shoemaker. Amos' son Alvin worked with leather making shoes harnesses etc. as well as farming. We don't know what Amos did, but he probably farmed and may have been a shoemaker as well.

  • ID: I08649
  • Name: George Northrop 1 2 3
  • ALIA: George * /Northrup/
  • Birth: 21 MAR 1754 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut 2
  • Death: 11 AUG 1821 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut 2
  • Occupation: Shoemaker, Newtown, Connecticut
  • Residence: Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut
  • ADDR: Newtown, Fairfield Co. Connecticut
  • ID: I08649
  • Name: George Northrop 1 2 3
  • ALIA: George * /Northrup/
  • Birth: 21 MAR 1754 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut 2
  • Death: 11 AUG 1821 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut 2
  • Occupation: Shoemaker, Newtown, Connecticut
  • Residence: Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut
  • ADDR: Newtown, Fairfield Co. Connecticut U. S. A.
    Father: Jonathan Northrup )John ,Jeremiah,Joseph) b: 3 MAR 1714/15 in Milford, New Haven Co., Connecticut
    Mother: Ruth Booth b: ABT. 1717
    Marriage 1 Mary Kimberly b: ABT. 1760
    • Married: 28 OCT 1782 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut 2
    1. Has Children Jonathan Northrop b: 5 AUG 1783 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut
    2. Has Children Anna Northrop b: 16 APR 1785 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut
    3. Has No Children Phoebe Northrop b: 28 DEC 1786 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut

    Marriage 2 Anna Booth b: 29 OCT 1768 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut
    • Married: 21 MAY 1789 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut 2
    1. Has Children Booth Northrop b: 8 JAN 1790 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut
    2. Has Children Elijah Booth Northrop b: 10 FEB 1791 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut ** Elijah B. came to Pine Plains, NY in 1815, carpenter, introduced the system of "the square rule" in framing
    3. Has Children Ziba Booth Northrop b: 15 JUL 1792 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut
    4. Has Children Philo Booth Northrop b: 23 NOV 1793 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut
    5. Has Children Nicholas Booth Northrop b: 11 MAR 1795 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut
    6. Has Children Phoebe Booth Northrop b: 29 OCT 1796 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut
    7. Has Children Lucy Ann Booth Northrop b: 14 JUN 1800 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut

Birth:  21 Mar 1754  Newton, Fairfield, Conn 
Death:  11 Aug 1821  Newton, Fairfield, Conn 
Father: Jonathan NORTHROP (AFN: RMG3-9H) Family
Mother: Ruth BOOTH (AFN: XZP8-MH)
Spouse: (Miss) KIMBERLY (AFN: 1Q0Z-B6H) Family
Marriage: Abt 1774
Spouse: Mary KIMBERLY (AFN: 1BZ1-CZQ) Family
Marriage: 28 Oct 1782

Ann, Anna Abrigail Abiah, ELizabeth, Esther, Hanah, Hannah, Jane, Katharine,Lauranna, Lois, Mabel, Mary, Mary Osborne,Phebe, Prudence, Ruth, Sabra, Sarah, Susanna are names of Kimberlys within a plausible date range.

Name: Mary Kimberly 1
Birth: BEF 31 AUG 1760
Father: Abraham Kimberly b: 6 JAN 1738/39 in Newtown, CT
Mother: Tamar Bennett b: ABT 1738
Spouse: (Miss) BOOTH (AFN: 1Q0Z-B7P) Family
George Northrop 1790 Newtown 12300 amos about 12 if birth is correct

  • George Northrup 1800 Newtown 41001000201- about 22
    George Northrop 1810 Newtown 0130102010
    Millard file has mention of both Northrup and Waldo
  • Name: George Northrop 1 2 3 Sex: M ALIA: George * /Northrup/ Birth: 21 MAR 1754 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut 2 Death: 11 AUG 1821 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut 2 Occupation: Shoemaker, Newtown, Connecticut Residence: Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut ADDR: Newtown, Fairfield Co. Connecticut U. S. A.Son of Jonathan Could Amos have been apprenticed to George? is that where the name comes from?census 1790 12300
  • his son is elijah someplace there was co-location of amos and Elijah
  • Amos Northrop 1790 1 2 2 0 0 total 5 Washington

142 WAITE5 NORTHROP (Waite4, Jeremiah3, Jeremiah2, Joseph1), b. May 2, 1763, Brookfield, Conn.; m. July 5, 1787, Jerusha (b. July 26, 1770; d. Nov. 6, 1827), dau. of Thaddeus and Sarah Baldwin, and sister of Sarah, wife of Waite's brother John. Waite d. Dec. 6, 1824.
313 i Elmer B.6, b. Aug. 12, 1794.
ii Sarah, b. March 23, 1800; m. Jan. 20, 1824, Hiram Fairchild; d. Dec. 20, 1830. One child, Clement P.,b. May 20, 1827, and  . Nov. 28, 1832.
iii Anna, b. June 27, 1802; m. Apr. 10, 1826, Charles Hawley; d. Neverseov. 13, 1832. Two children: (1) Waite N., (2) Hiram D.

143 JOHN5 NORTHROP (Waite4, Jeremiah3, Jeremiah2, Joseph1), b. about 1772; m. Sarah Baldwin (b. March 30, 1777; d. June 21, 1865, Skaneateles, N. Y.),   sister of Jerusha, wife of John's brother Waite; of Brookfield, Conn. Children all b. there. He d. Sept. 9, 1847, "in his 75th year."
i Lemuel B.6, b. (???), 1799; had dau., Mrs. Carrie Leach, Danbury, Conn.
ii John H., b. (???), 1801; d. about 1826.
iii Flora, b. Apr. 6, 1803; m. (???) Dunning; resided at Orange, N. J.
iv Sarah Ann, b. about 1806; d. about 1813, Brookfield, Conn.
314 v Burr Benedict, b. May 27, 1809.

54 EZRA4 NORTHRUP (Jeremiah3, Jeremiah2, Joseph1), b. 1724 or 5; m. Susanna Botsford, dau. of Henry, of Newtown (b. 1736, d. Sept. 24, 1825, aged 89). He d. May 21, 1770, in the 46th year of his age. Was of Brookfield, Conn.
i Ezra5.
ii Amos, b. (???); gave all his property to his brothers and sisters; distribution, 1808. (Probably unmarried.)
iii Lucy; m. Robert B. Ruggles.
iv Hannah; m. Henry5 Peck, Jr. (s. Henry4, Henry3; he m., 1st, Ann Ford; 2d, Mary Northrop, widow of Amos).
v Phoebe, b. July 20, 1768; m. June 25, 1789, Francis Knapp Benedict, s. of Thomas and Mercy (Knapp) Benedict. (He b. July 7, 1766, and d. Oct. 24, 1848, at Canaan, Conn.) She d. Dec. 19, 1746. Had 10 children, including Amelia, b. Dec. 29, 1792?? who m. Francis Knapp, of Norwalk, Conn.
vi Matilda; m. Daniel Osborn.


May be connection to lockwood is this the lockwood of the mansion museum?

  • ID: I526
  • _UPD: 12 NOV 2008 20:53:22 GMT-5
  • Name: Jemima NORTHRUP
  • Given Name: Jemima
  • Surname: Northrup
  • Sex: F
  • Birth:
  • _UID: D0C0719F-F64F-4139-92C2-565A6F1E8269
  • RIN: MH:IF1712 4 SEP 1750 in Salem, Westchester, New York USA
  • Death:
  • _UID: 3FC98845-2166-4B84-A267-ABBAFD325E2E
  • RIN: MH:IF1713
  • RIN: MH:I544
  • _UID: 1850FFFF-13E4-4CCD-8EB6-55C0223FA070

    Father: Abraham NORTHRUP b: 18 SEP 1722 in Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticutt USA
    Mother: Abigail b: ABT 1727

    Marriage 1 Samuel LOCKWOOD b: ABT 1748
    • Married: 1774 in Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticutt USA




Possible sources of name elmore -- seems to be from alvord wakeman side

the Fairfield Presbyterian Church Daniel Elmer/Elmore Daniel Elmer 1729 - 1755 moves to Fairfield Township ,Cumberland, New Jersey probably spent time in Windsor, CT and Springfield, possiblu born CT one of of three graduates of Yale College, then at Saybrook, in the class of 1713.== his Mother: Elizabeth GARRETT b: 1654 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
1775 sharon, ct The General Assembly was forthwith convened, and a large military force raised. One company was raised in Sharon and its vicinity. Samuel Elmore received a Major’s commission, and also had the command of this company. Amos Chappell was the Lieutenant.

Revolutionary soldiers of Redding CT has references to a lot of the names inlcuding Elmore



1760 old dutchess With new villages springing up around Ore Hill, and laborers in iron filling Sheffield, Barrington, and Stockbridge as well as Lakeville and Salisbury, it became obvious that the most natural outlet of the product ran westwards to the broad and quiet Hudson, through Livingston land. Once over the hump west of Millerton, a level road, well made, led to tide- water. Nothing like it existed on the New England side. Nowhere in America was it more evident that intercolonial commerce was a necessity. But the evil land-itch had possessed the inholders, and they opposed hatred with hatred, to their own great loss.

Dutchess still claims its Marsh and French, its Ferris and its Averill, its Wing and Hoag. From 1756 to 1771 Dutchess grew from 14,000 to 22,000, nearly 60%. Among the Dutchess families represented in Vermont today is that of Canfield. Timothy Canfield of Amenia is often men- tioned in lawsuits, chiefly as defendant. A distinguished Ver- monter of his name is Dorothy Canfield Fisher, who brought her children to Oakwood School in Poughkeepsie, the suc- cessor of the famous Friends School in the Nine Partners. There is a family tradition that Timothy Mead and his wife Sarah Bouton settled early near Rutland, while a relative, Zebulon Mead planted on Otter Creek west of Rutland, be- tween Mead's Mills and Sutherland Falls. Their family record states that these men were the first white settlers in Vermont. Evidently they bought New York rights, for Zebulon, who was a Lieutenant in 1755-6, was in a York Regiment "from Ver- mont 7 ' during the Revolution. Both names, and those of their sons, occur frequently in our documents 1760-1769, from Nine Partners. The New Hampshire Grants owe their present name to a Dutchess County resident. It came about in this way. When Ethan Allen was a young lad of nineteen years he marched off in 1757 to Lake George in the regiment of Col. Ebenezer Marsh. Perhaps through William Marsh of Dover, perhaps through Cyrus Marsh of Kent, he became acquainted with Dr. Thomas Young of Amenia, in the most formative years of his life. When Young died, Allen tried to get a grant in Ver- mont for his family, then in Amenia. Dr. Young had married the daughter of Gerrit Winegar of Salisbury, whose brother lived in Amenia on the old farm. Thus it may have been Young who met Ethan, though he was seven years older than the big fellow. Thomas Young was a greatnephew of James Clinton of Bel- fast, Ireland, whose son Charles was the famous surveyor of Dutchess lands. Young was therefore a cousin of George and VERMONT ACRES. 1761 321 James Clinton. He had more than a spark of the Clinton genius. Born at Little Britain in 1731 he grew up on a farm next to the Clintons. For his besetting trait of wildness in boyhood he was challenged by a brilliant schoolmaster, John Wilson, and set out to prove that he could learn in six weeks more than his teacher knew. The effect was just what Wilson wanted; Young became a scholar, as well as a wild Irishman. Young studied medicine at Yale, and on his return boarded at first with the Winegars in Salisbury. His wife, Mary Wine- gar, gave him six children. He settled in Amenia's part of the Oblong. Ethan Allen's wife, Mary Brownson, was a Salisbury girl also. No two young men in their twenties could have been more congenial. They were wild and gay, imaginative and keen, boisterous and bumptious, sceptical and sarcastic, drinkers and roisterers; but underneath all this frontiersman's disguise there lay a vein of serious thought, and a deep love of liberty. Thomas' wild claim that he could oudearn his teacher in six weeks was something Ethan wished he had thought of. Both young men indulged in blasphemy, the radical thing to do in the New England of the day. As the documents in Young's case have not been printed they are appended here. "Young, Thomas. Indictment That of Thomas Young late of Crum Elbow precinct in the said County of Dutchess Physitian Being a person Bred in and here to fore professing the Christian Religion the Eighth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty six at Crum Elbow Precinct in the said County and not having the fear of God before his Eyes but being seduced by the instigation of the devil did then and there speak and publish these Wicked false and Blasphemious Words concerning the said Christian Religion (to wit) Jesus Christ was a knave and a fool (Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ the second person in the Trinity then and there mean- ing) and that he the said Thomas Young then and there de- 322 LEVELERS BY PRINCIPLE clared that he meant and desired to be understood that he the said Jesus Christ of whom he then and there spoke was born of the Virgin Mary. Against the peace of our Sovereign Lord the King his crown and Dignity and so forth. Witnesses Thomas Langdon Henry Filkin Esqr Signed for the jury Silas Deuell Young. Thomas/* His answer "I plead not Guilty" was filed Dec. 1, 1756, by Francis Hull his attorney at the Court of Gen. Sessions. "Thomas Young's Presentation personally delivered in May Court 1758. Be it remembered that I Thomas Young Being Indicted for Blasphemous Expressions against Jesus Christ do own and acknowledge myself to have abused the person and character of Jesus Christ said such things as were unworthy of him in- advertently and in Passion and fully clearly and absolutely renounce that opinion humbly begging the pardon of God Almighty the world of Mankind and the present Court of Sessions.

Dated Poghkeepsie May 18" 1758 Thos Young" Ethan Allen's profanity was uttered in irritation at being threatened with prosecution for practising inoculation for smallpox without the Selectmen's certificate. Two such convivial friends must have talked many a night through in little Salisbury. From the sceptical Thomas, Ethan borrowed his notes on his readings at Yale, and acquired a pretty thorough indoctrination in eighteenth-century "enlight- enment.** According to a sister-in-law of Allen's, the two young men spent a long summer together in Amenia working on a book, which they agreed to publish when they had time. The older man kept die manuscript and notes. After Thomas' death Ethan came for them, either at Amenia, or as one tradition has VERMONT ACRES. 1761 323 it, Philadelphia. He made them up into a book, "Reason the Only Oracle of Man". It reads more like the Irishman than the Yankee. The indebtedness of Paine to Allen s book was asserted not long after the Revolution by Judge Henry of Pennsylvania, in his memoir of the march against Quebec. His vindictiveness, characteristic of the time, may be pardoned the old soldier. "That which is very remarkable is that not long after the publication of Allen's book, which had fallen into oblivion, even with its readers, that vile reprobate, Thomas Paine, loaded with every crime, which stains and dishonors the Christian and the gentleman (in addition to his shameful practices in life, Paine, as an author, superadded plagiarism) filched from Ethan Allen, the great body of his deistical and atheistical opinions/* There was of course nothing original about Young's deism, which he no doubt acquired from his reading at Yale. But the incident suggests that Paine, clever journalist as he was, may best be remembered as the man who hit the market with timely thoughts rather than as the original thinker. In earlier years Young had bought rights in New Hampshire Grants from Col. John H. Lydius of Albany, whose claims he defended in a pamphlet of 1764. Perhaps this essay on "Liberty and Property", "the household gods of Englishmen", intro- duced Allen to the prospects in the north. At all events, he borrowed Young's slogan and made it the countersign of the Green Mountain Boys. Dr. Young found Allen an apt pupil in the arts of the pamphleteer. From Albany, where Young's radicalism found little con- genial soil, he went on to Boston, leaving his family at Amenia, where they joined the local church, and lived down the doc- tor's careless words. The Amenia Leveler found rebellious Boston most congenial, and under the guidance of Dr. Joseph Warren, Young was soon high in favor and deep in intrigue. Twice he addressed roaring audiences in Faneuil Hall and Old South Church. Member of the Boston Committee of 324 LEVELERS BY PRINCIPLE Correspondence, of the North Side Caucus, and of the Tea- room Group, it fell to him to lead the Indians at the famous Tea Party, though he was the only man not disguised. For this bravado he became a marked man, and was proscribed by General Gage. He fled to Providence and then to Philadelphia, after narrow escapes. There Dr. Franklin became his friend, and Dr. Ben- jamin Rush appointed him senior surgeon of one of the Con- tinental hospitals. Research has not yet identified any of the numerous pamphlets issuing from local presses as Young's work, but he was certainly active. He is credited with aiding Franldin in his sketches for a state constitution. By this time the Green Mountain Boys were in session upon their own state government. To them Young sent a copy of the Pennsylvania model, the most liberal of its kind, and urged that they follow its lead. In the same letter the clever physician suggested the name "Vermont". Both suggestions were adopted, and thus the inventor of Dutchess' prettiest name, Amenia, became the originator of the prettiest name among the states. Thomas Paine, author of "Common Sense", was in Phila- delphia at this time. Dr. Rush turned over to him his notes and outlines for the famous pamphlet, along with the title. As true sons of the Enlightenment, Paine and Young shared identical views in religion, politics, and social ethics. So closely does "Reason the only Oracle" resemble Paine's "Age of Reason", and so probable is it that Rush's medical and political assistants knew each other, that it is tempting to look for some share by Young in the pamphlet "Common Sense." But the wounded began to arrive in the military hospital, and Young's scientific interest was aroused by the prevalence of "putrid fever." He began a study of it, and died of its effects. When Allen's delegates to Congress appeared to plead for the acceptance of Vermont as a state, Young had buttonholed VERMONT ACRES. 1761 325 its members to secure their votes. This aroused New York delegates to anger, and at their behest Congress passed a vote of censure on him. Perhaps Young enjoyed this little revenge for his severe treatment at the hands of Dutchess sheriffs. His family remained in Amenia for years, respected. Young John Barr of the army used to dine and hunt with Young's son in the Oblong. The Housatonic and Harlem Valleys, linked by the Weba- tuck intervale, had built a social and economic region, almost independent of the three colonies under whose rule it fell. There the westward drive of New England expansion met resistance from the landlords Livingston and Beekman. There the growing iron industry met competition in Dutchess mines, and Dutchess sloops to carry their metal to market. Although the Treaty of Dover had pointed the way to a solu- tion through considerate cooperation, the Berkshire pioneers were too aggressive, and the Dutchess proprietors too unim- aginative, to realize it. When the first Yankee assault had been beaten off, the stream of aggression faced north for thirty years, filling up Berkshire County and western Vermont. It carried with it the disaffected in Dutchess who had made common cause with the Housatonic forces. While the peaceable families were flooding through the Webatuck gap into Dutchess, the dominant "angry people" shoved up the river, politically radical, morally indifferent, and so hostile against their own province that they kept Loyalist during the Revolution. An astute captain rode these bumptious logs down white water into the millpond, and made a sound structure of them. They were an odd group: Whitefield dissenters from dissent; errant Quakers with money to invest; landlookers and specu- lators; riotous farmers from unruly Crum Elbow and Beekman; a few tough miners from the Furnaces. They achieved the "Contrary Country" of Vermont, but they left behind the men who followed Daniel Shays in Pittsfield and the radical agita- 326 LEVELERS BY PRINCIPLE tors in Connecticut, with intransigents all along the Taconic ridges that made plenty of trouble for the Congress. Yet they had real grievances not of their own making. Their church had failed them; their governments were at odds; their leaders too often sought their own profit. Out of their troubles they forged a strong and peculiar dialectal character which still colors the life up and down the Taconic System of rocks and rills.

JIMMY RIVINGTON must have grimaced a bit as Philip Freneau pushed his jibe home. For it was Rivington who pop- ularized the term "Blueskin" as befitting the Congress people in the early days of the struggle. His Gazette ceased publica- tion when Connecticut rioters came into New York and wrecked his press one day. New York was as usual more tolerant and allowed the Tory journalist, in spite of all his bitter attacks, to return after the war and set up his press again. The city still has a Rivington Street. The origin of the term is unknown. It suggests blue laws, blue Presbyterians, blue bonnets of Scotland. But the official instruction for Continental uniforms prescribed Dutch blue as the general color, trimmed with buff, green, or other colors according to regional or service wants. Perhaps the women who wove the blue cloth for Fishkill and Continental Village were the first to jpead it. Every housewife kept handy an in- digo pot and a crock of butternut brown. In October, 1776, five men were appointed a committee to buy cloth everywhere in Dutchess. Captain Abraham Swartwout of Rombout had a blue cloak, which he contributed to form the field of stars in the first 335 336 A FIRM UNION star spangled flag of the United States carried in battle. This was at Fort Stanwix, where the Dutchess regiment was sta- tioned in 1777. Being a thrifty Dutchman, he decided to put in a bill of eight shillings for his cloak, "for the colors", as he put it; and thus he entered history. More plausible seems the theory that the word described the ragged New York mob that made such trouble for respect- able folks on Broadway and the Bowery, or the half-naked soldiers as they stood stiffly at present arms, and wrung Wash- ington's heart. Chastellux did not pity, but honored them, when he saw them "at the approach of Winter" in the log hut encampment four or five miles from Fishkill. "These honest people, for I will not say these unhappy ones (they know too well how to suffer for a cause too noble) have not in fact coverings, not even rags; but their assured mien, their arms in good condition, seem to cover their nakedness, and allow one to see only their courage and their patience."


For five years Dutchess had been Clintonian. Its people had looked north and west to the new counties which the gover- nor had created by the County Act of 1788. Some of them would settle in them. Vermont attracted the patriot Colonel Udny Hay. The new lands were an Outlet also for the discon- tented Tories who had returned with peace, but found little rest in meeting the stony faces of their Whiggish neighbors. So they packed up and took the covered wagons over the Fishkill and Rhinebeck ferries to the great western roads, or floated upriver to Essex and the other new counties beyond Saratoga.

He is a descendant of Ulric Winegar, the earliest ancestor to whom the family have been able to trace kinship with directness and certainty. The latter, "pioneer and patriarch" of the Winegar family in America, was a native of Switzerland. In 1710, he came to America with the colony known as the "Palatines," under the protection of Queen Ann. The tract of land on which he settled in Hudson river is known to this day as "Winegar's land." He went in 1724 to Oblong, now Amenia, Dutchess Co., N.Y., where he died in 1750, aged 102 years. He left several daughters and one son, Garrett Winegar, who was born in Germany in 1702, and at the age of 22 married Catherine Snyder. He also settled at Oblong, where he built the first sawmill and died in 1755. His will made provision for his wife and 14 children, nine sons and five daughters. Samuel winegar, seventh son of Garrett Winegar and grandfather of Issac Winegar, died early in the present century, leaving the following children: Asenath, Jeremiah, Gideon, Thomas, Issac, Susan and Polly. He was also a miller by occupation. Isaac, the youngest son, was the father of Mr. Winegar, of this sketch. The latter was reared to agricultural pursuits and at 22 engaged in harness-making, taking it up from choice, without prvious instruction in it details; after taking it up by choice, without previous instruction in it details; afterward worked at it as a journeyman, was acknowledged to be a superior workman. His shop was at Crane's Corners. Afterward he began to work as a carpenter independent of an apprenticeship, and has followed it since 1845. He did a great amount of work on his own residence, and planned and built his own barn, a structure 32 by 44 feet and 16 feet from sill to plate. Mr. Winegar was married in Litchfield, Herkimer Co., N. Y. Dec. 31, 1840, to Sarah F. daughter of Alden and Susannah W. (Gess) Whitcomb, born in Litchfield, Feb. 18 1826. Of five children born to them, two are living-- Issac M., born in Litchfield, Apr. 11, 1842 and Edith M. born in Bryon, sept. 8, 1866. Mr. Winegar came to Michigan in the fall of 1845 and bought 80 acres of land, perfectly wild, with no traces of civilization. He now owns 100 acres on sec. 28 and 53 1/2 on Sec. 29, with 80 acres under improvement, the result of his own labor. He also owns two lots and a residence on Main Street, at Bryron Center. Mr. Winegar received a limited education and set out in the world without aid; has earned himself a comfortable independence and a name that will pass to his posterity as that of a man without reproach. He was a Lieut. in the 27th Reg. N.Y. State Inf. commissioned in 1844. He is and has been for a number of years Justice of the Peace, and is connected with the Odd Fellows Encampment at Salem Center.

Ulrich Winninger made his first appearance on the Hunter Rolls 1 July 1710 with 2 over 10 and 1 under 10 yrs. The family showed 3 persons over 10 and 2 under 10 on 4 Oct 1710, 4 over 10 and 1 under 10 yrs. on 29 Sept 1711, 3 persons over 10 and 1 under 10 on 25 March 1712, and 5 persons over 10 yrs. of age on 24 June 1712. Uldrich Weyniger was nat. 14 Feb 1715/16 (Albany Nats.). Ulrich Winiger and Anna with 2 Children were at Heessberg ea. 1716/17 (Simmendinger Register). Uldrigh Wyniger was a Palatine Debtor in 1718, 1719 (at Haysberry), 1721, 1722, and 1726 (Livingston Debt Lists). Olrig Winiger was a Palatine willing to continue on the Manor 26 Aug 1724 (Doc. Hist. of N.Y., Vol. III, p.724). David Jay Webber reported in 1982 that the grave of Ulrich Winegar could still be seen at Amenia and gave the date died 3 March 1754, aged 102 yrs. Burying Grounds of Sharon, Conn., etc. p.125, contains Winegar dates, as does The Early History of Amenia. by Newton Reed, pp.14 - 17.

A number of the last years of his life were spent with his son Garret. He died in Sharon, Conn., in the year 1750, aged one hundred and two years, and was buried in the old Rowe burying-ground in the “Oblong.”  This burying-ground was sometimes called the Winegar ground, as they were the first families buried there, and the land had been at different times owned by Rowe and Winegar.  Many years ago the ground was pointed out to me.

This brings me to Garret Winegar, the only son of the patriarch.  He was born in Germany in the year 1702, and was about eight years old when he emigrated to America with his father; and lived with him at the German camp and Livingston manor. At the age of about twenty-two, he married Catherine Snyder. She was a daughter of one of the Palatine families.  It was by this union that we became connected with the numerous family of that name.  Many of their descendants still live at Germantown. A very few years after his marriage, he moved from German camp to “Oblong,” now Amenia, Dutchess county, N.Y., where he made a permanent settlement.  By his energy and industry he soon accumulated a handsome property.

            In pursuing the further history, I shall now turn to Mr. Sedgwick’s History of Sharon, Conn. He says -- “The fertile valley of the ‘Oblong’ had early attracted the attention of the emigrants from Germany, who had settled at what was called the German camp, on the Hudson river.  The Winegar family settled near what is now called Hitchcock’s Corners.  The name of Hitchcock’s Corners is comparatively modern; it was unknown, perhaps, by that name until a little short of sixty years ago.  At that time Solomon Hitchcock commenced trading there, Ulric Winegar was the patriarch of the Winegar family.  It appears that the General Assembly of Connecticut had, in the year 1754, granted  a patent of land to one Daniel Jackson, and that in the year 1739 (the same year that Sharon was organized) he sold out his patent to Garret Winegar, who immediately built a grist mill at Hitchcock’s Corners, within the bounds of Sharon, near the site of the present woolen factory.”  Now that I may be better understood,  I will here remark that what is here called Hitchcock’s Corners lies part in Connecticut and part in New York, the line running nearly through the center. Mr. Sedgwick continues -- “It was this mill (the first ever built in the town) that ground the grain that fed the first settlers of Sharon.”  In following up the history, he further says -- “Captain Winegar was a respectable and most worthy man, and enjoyed to a great degree the confidence of the citizens of Sharon, having often been appointed to various offices.  He died in 1755.  In his last will and testament he made ample provisions for his wife and fourteen children,” (and here gives their names).

            I might have continued my extracts from said book, showing some of the various stations he held and committees he acted upon, but what I have already said will suffice to show that our honored ancestor was an intelligent and enterprising man.  I might add, I have always been told that he was possessed of great mechanical ingenuity which talent fell most profusely on some of his sons.  He was possessed of a very strong natural mind, cultivated with a decent common education, mostly in German. I have always been told he had a strong, robust, iron constitution, though he died comparatively young.  He died quite suddenly with the Bilious Cholic in his own house at Hitchcock’s Corners, (the same house in which I was born) July 22, 1755, aged about fifty-three years.  He was buried in the same grave-yard with his father. I was at his grave many years ago; it was marked by a low gray stone, and the inscription was quite plain.  He left as has been before stated a widow and fourteen children, nine sons and five daughters.  His widow survived him many years. She was afterwards married to Captain Delamater, a man much older than herself. He was great-grandfather to me on my mother’s side.  He was quite wealthy, but it seems there was an ante-nuptial contract that cut the widow off from dower.  When this became known, our grandfather Ulric and old uncle Conrad interfered and caused a separation, and embittered the remainder of their days.  She died at Amenia the day Fort Washington was taken by the British, aged about seventy-three years, and was buried by the side of her first husband.

            Their oldest son was Hendrick, and the others follow in the following order -- John, Ulric, Conrad, Hannes or Johannes, Garret, Samuel, Jacob, Gideon.  As to their daughters, I do not know the order of their ages, but they were all younger than the oldest son, and all older than the three youngest brothers.  Their names were, Susannah, Hannah, Catherine, Elizabeth, and Mary, (or Molly, as she was usually called.) Of these, aunt Molly was the only one I ever saw. Susannah married Nicholas Rowe, and always lived in the Oblong, and within two miles from where she was born.  I do not remember seeing her, although I was living in the neighborhood and was some three or four years old when she died. Hannah married Willelmus (William) Rowe; of her I know but little but I believe she died somewhere in Albany county. Catherine married Zachariah Flagler, and immediately moved to a place called the Clove, in the town of Fishkill, Dutchess county, where she died, but at what time I do not know. I have always understood that Mr. Flagler was quite a prominent man in his day, a very extensive farmer and possessed of a great amount of wealth. Elizabeth married William Mitchell; they lived many years in the “Oblong,” and moved from there to the “Nine Partners,” Dutchess county where they both died. [It has been said by some, and so says Elder Reuben Winegar in his letter to you, (Caleb Winegar) that aunt Elizabeth was married to William  This may be so; but I am strongly of the opinion it was not so, for several reasons.  One is, that I never heard such a thing mentioned by my father, or any of the old relatives.  If it was so, she must have been left a widow very soon, for it is certain that she married William Mitchell, by whom she had a large family; and there was not one of the old aunts that I have heard spoken of more frequently than aunt Betty Mitchell, as she was familiarly called.  I am very intimately acquainted with several of her grand-children, now in this county.  I talked with one of them a few weeks ago upon this point, and he agreed with me in every particular.] They had seven children that grew up, and they and their children are scattered all over the country. All with whom I am acquainted are respectable and intelligent people. Mary married Doctor Thomas Young, quite a celebrated man in his profession.  They moved to Boston before the revolutionary war, and he died there during that memorable struggle.  Soon after his death she disposed of her property, and most unfortunately took the most of her pay in continental currency, which was supposed to be good at that time, but soon depreciated on her hands and left her almost pennyless.  As I said before, she was the only one of the sisters that I remember seeing.  She was a most excellent, strong-minded woman. She returned to the Oblong, where she spent the remainder of her days, in the neighborhood where she was born.  She died in her own house, and was buried in the same yard with her father and kindred. -- How many children she had I do not know, but I think not many. I never knew but one, Susannah, who married Doctor Nace, (or Neice, as it was commonly pronounced.) After she became a widow she followed school-teaching; I attended her school when quite young. I could scarcely have loved a mother better than her. --  She died at about fifty years of age.

            Having passed through the history of our honored ancestor, Garret Winegar, and his five daughters, I will now turn my attention to his nine sons.  I am constrained to repeat what I have before hinted -- that I most sincerely regret my knowledge is so limited; and I seem to feel this the more as I approach our present time and generation.  What I have to state is mostly from memory, being the statements I have had, from time to time, from my father and my honored aunt Sophronia Karner.  But I have reason to believe the most of it to be correct: I shall endeavor, where there seems to be doubt, to note it as I pass along.  Many of the little incidents noted in the following pages, may not be very interesting to our numerous friends, but perhaps they may better be preserved than entirely lost to posterity.

            Hendrick, the oldest son of Garret, was, perhaps, by far, the most talented and enterprising of the whole family. He settled in the Oblong, on the same spot where his father and grandfather had lived, and a very few years after his father purchased the Jackson patent, he bought what landed property his father owned in the Oblong. He soon accumulated a very large property; and it has often been said that at one time he possessed more wealth than the whole family of the name put together.  He was also considered one of the most ingenious men that lived in his day.  His ingenuity run mostly in iron and brass.  One little thing I would mention -- I had it from undoubted authority. But a few years ago a rifle of his make was owned on Sharon mountain, by a man of the name of Skiff; and old as it was, homely and unfashionable as it was, he repeatedly refused Forty Dollars for it. Hendrick made every part of it, even to the lock.  There is another lasting monument to his memory still standing -- that is his mansion house. It is commonly called, in the neighborhood, the old stone house.  It is very large, two stories high besides a basement on a level with the ground. --  It was a splendid edifice in its day; built of smooth faced stone, brick around the windows and doors, with the initials of his name in large letters, and the year in which it was built, (1761) in front.  It passed out of his family nearly seventy years ago.  I saw it last winter, the same old mansion, except that it has within a few years underwent a general repair, with some of the modern improvements.  And I am sorry to say, the name and date are no more to be seen, being entirely covered by a plaster of cement.  What is not very common in the family at the present time, Hendrick was quite a military man, and served a while as an officer in the Old French War. How it happened I do not know, but I have been told that he died with very little property. He left his fourth wife a widow, and left children by his first three. He died in Kent, Conn., before my recollection.  His remains were brought to the old burying-ground, where he sleeps with his fathers, less than one hundred rods from his old mansion.  I never saw but two of his children, Garret and Zachariah.  They were both forge men; they owned a forge in Kent, where they were doing a heavy business between forty and fifty years ago. I am told they both died wealthy.  Of his daughters I know but little.  He had quite a number, and I have frequently been told they married very respectably.

            John will be next in order, and but for the great accident that befel him in freezing both his feet in a most shocking manner, which made him a cripple for life, I should, for the want of information pass him over by saying very little.  At any early day, when he was in the prime of life, he settled in the town of Lee, Berkshire county, Mass., where some of his descendants live until this day.  What particular business he followed there, whether his mechanical business or farming, I do not know.  He, like his brother Hendrick, could do or make anything he turned his mind to; but his principal trade was a millwright, at which very few, if any, excelled him in his day.  The country was new where he lived, and game plenty, and like many others he was a great hunter.  The following narrative of the calamity that befel him, I will here give as I have always heard it from my father and my worthy aunt Sophronia Karner.  He started one morning on a hunting excursion in company with an Indian.  After traveling on some distance, they separated, and were to meet again at a certain place agreed upon.  After they had separated a short time, he shot and brought down a buck; and while in the act of cutting the throat of the animal, he sprang up and made off.  John followed on his track, which was plainly marked by his blood, expecting every moment to find him.  He continued to follow until late in the afternoon, when he was compelled to abandon the chase; and when he turned his thoughts towards home, he found he was completely lost.  Then turning his attention to a resting-place for the night, he fixed a bed of evergreens, etc.; and after long and fruitless efforts to make a fire, he laid himself down to sleep.  In his exertions to start a fire, he cut out all his pockets and destroyed nearly every vestige of linen about him, and consumed nearly all his powder.  I have never understood that he was at all frozen the first night.  The next morning he started again for home, the cold increasing.  He traveled all day in the storm, and at or near night found himself at the very spot where he started from in the morning.  Exhausted with fatigue and hunger, he again laid himself on his cold bed for another night.  This was the fatal night to him.  He arose in the morning, and with what little strength he had pursued his dismal journey.  The Indian before mentioned reached the spot agreed upon, and after waiting as long as he could, returned to his home.  The alarm of his absence and supposed death spread through the settlements, and large parties started in pursuit in different directions, and fortunately, near nightfall, he was found by a party of men on horseback, some ten miles from home, so exhausted with cold, hunger and exertion that he could not travel to exceed four or five rods without resting.  It being late, the party were compelled to encamp for the night. The next  morning he was put upon a horse and conveyed home.  He was so badly frozen that both feet were taken off about midway between his ankles and toes. After intense suffering for many months, he recovered.  Of his after life I know but little, except that he lived many years, and although a cripple, followed his millwright business.  He died in Lee, but at what time I do not know.  I have always been told, however, that he was the second one (except Gideon, the infant) that died out of the family. O his wife I know nothing, and of his children but little.  I have seen two of them -- Mr. Samuel Winegar, who then lived somewhere near Oneida Lake, and Mrs. Barret, who lived and died in Ridgway, Orleans county, N.Y. [I have seen a son (Luther Barret) of Mrs. Barret; I saw him in DeRuyter, Madison county. He married a daughter of Benjamin Mitchell. -- C. Winegar.]

            Ulric, my grandfather, is the next in order; but as there will be many things to mention in connection with him, I have concluded to leave his history until the last.

            Conrad, the fourth brother, is the only one, except my grandfather, that I ever saw. He was a noble, prepossessing man, in his appearance. In feature she looked much like my grandfather, but was some three or four inches taller. He always lived in Oblong, in the same neighborhood where he was born.  He was for many years a respectable magistrate in Amenia and was known every since my recollection by the appellation of old Esquire Winegar. He died about the year 1810 or 1812, at about eighty years of age and was buried in the same old grave-yard with his ancestors. Of his wife I know nothing, except that her name was Rowe. He had but few children --  I believe but one son; his name, I think, was Garret. He died many years before his father, and before my recollection.  The only one of his children that I remember seeing, was Mrs. Boyd, wife of Captain Samuel Boyd, of Amenia. I have however seen and been acquainted with several of his grand-children, of whom Solomon Winegar, a respectable and wealthy farmer who still lives in Sheffield, Mass., is one.

            Johannes, (which translated into pure English means John) the fifth brother, I know but little of. I have always been informed that he settled at an early day, or at least many years ago, in Albany county.  He outlived all his brothers and sister, and died in Westerlo, Albany county, at eighty-four years of age.  It appears by a letter from his grand-son, Reuben Winegar, to you, (Caleb Winegar) now before me, that his wife’s maiden name was Hatch. They had nine children, four sons and five daughters.  I saw only one of his sons nearly forty years ago, in the city of Albany.  I was inquiring for my cousin Ashbel, uncle Hendrick’s son, and was directed to him through mistake. His name was Meltiah.

            Of Garret, the sixth son, like some of the rest, I know but little. While comparatively young he settled at Fort Ann. At what age or when he died, I do not know. He died before my grandfather, and, as I have always supposed, at Fort Ann; but in this I may be mistaken. I have heard something about his family: some of his descendants now live in Wisconsin -- wealthy, popular people. His son Samuel has visited at my father’s house in Herkimer county, when I was a youth, but I happened to be from home and did not see him.

            Samuel, the seventh son, after coming to manhood, settled in Sharon, on part of the old Jackson patent, where he was born; and for several years lived near and owned, with his younger brother Jacob, the old mill property of his father. The old house that he built for himself, and lived in a great many years, stood some fifteen or twenty rods north-west of the old dam, and was standing the last time I was there. When they disposed of the old mill property, it passed into the hands of Captain James Reed.  He moved to the Royal Grant, now Fairfield, Herkimer county, N.Y., where he died, but at what time I do not know.  He did not live to be very old: he was some few months younger than my father, and died some years before him.  My father made him a visit in 1801, and the next thing we heard, a few years after, he was dead. He left children, but of them I know nothing.

            Jacob, the eighth son, I know as little of, and perhaps less, then either of the others. He, as I have before stated, at one time owned a share in the old mill property; but he disposed of his interest in that when he was quite a yougerly man, and moved to Duanesburgh, Schenectady county, where he lived the balance of his life. At what time he died I do not know: he was living in 1810, but died a few years after.  He always followed his old occupation, that of a miller.  Of his particular qualifications I know but little. I believe he never acquired much property; and conclude, from all I have heard and know, that he lived and died a respectable poor man.

            Gideon was an infant, and very young, at the time of his father’s death. He died at about three years of age.

The first to join the Sacketts was the Garrett Winegar family from East Camp.    Gradually more Germans came to Amenia – Henry Nase in 1725, and later the Knickerbocker and Van Deusen families.









There are a number of Amos northrop/Northrups that fit SOME of the genealogy information which follows:

Most of these Census Listing are correct
1790 Amos 12 unknown Rachel maybe 15 Wallingford OK
1800 Amos 22 Kent Rachel beween 16 and 26 maybe 25 Kent OK
1810 Amos 32 unknown Rachel maybe 35 unknown ? have not found a listing
1820 Amos 42 Kent , one male 26 to 45 Rachel one female 45 and over (rachel would have just turned 45 with the 5/17/1775 date Kent OK
one under 10, Gerrit, b. Aug. 9, 1812, age 7 or 8 Chatham, N. Y.NO CT rachel would have been age 37 OK
one male 18-26 Alvin, b. Apr. 15, 1803, Chatham, N. Y mother Rachel would have been age 28 one year off Alvin 17 with 1803 date



one female over 25 and under 45 OR this is Rachel and infor is off a bit and above female is mother, cousin or servant Perhaps a sister? all but the eldest sister sarah have documented marriages a cousin or a servant? b. 1755-1795


The published Northrop genealogy, A Judd Northrop is not without generally acknowleged errors AND neither Amos Northrop/up's nor Rachel Ives' parentage is documented. Here are some of the speculations that brought me to the most likely candidates for Amos.

  • Amos may have been a farmer, shoemaker (his eldest son Alvin was a shoemaker) or in a profession related to leather
  • Chatham may or may not have been a long term residence. It may have been the residence of his family or her family where she went to have the children.
  • Amos is a common family first name for the Northrops( there are so many it's hard to tell them apart).
  • Gerrit is a family first or surname for the Ives or the Northrops.
  • George may be a faily name -- more difficult in some periods since people wanted to name children after George Washington in many circles
  • Fenn is a family surname
  • Burr is a family surname
  • Elmore is a family surname
  • Gerrit may be a family surname
  • Winthrop may be a family given or surname
  • Blaine may be a family name
  • Azonetta/Anzonetta is not likely a family surname
  • Others with the same surname in the same town could be siblings or cousins with earlier ones possibly more closely related
  • Warren CT may have been Amos' home when he died or he could have been staying/living with relatives.
  • Searching through the available Cadys and Prestons (mentioned in A Judd Northrups book as children of Isaac) unearthed some interesting possibilities













(Don't believe Amos was born in Chatham.
It is posssible Amos was born in the Newtown, CT area or possibly South Salem,Ridgefield , Fairfield, Milford





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The History of Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        By Elizabeth Hubbell Schenck



Some CT Deeds and Probate Records

SIBLINGS Abiah, Stephen, John, Abraham

98 JOEL5 NORTHRUP (Nathan4, James3, Joseph1, Joseph1), b. July 28,1753, (probably)
South Salem. N. Y. ; m. at South Salem, Aug. 1, 1775, Phoebe Searles. Removed to Sher- burne,
Chcnango Co., N. Y., in 1792 ; one of the (20) families of pioneers, most of whom came in the
spring of 1793. He was a trustee of the First Congregational Church of Sherburne. In an old school
report of the winter of 1795-6, his children (7) in attendance were as given below. D. probably late
in 1801. Inventory of his estate, Nov. 8, 1802. He was a soldier of the Revolution, a private in Col.
Thomas's (Westchester) Regiment.

i Enos', bapt. Apr. 17, 1777 ; probably d. young.could amos be Enos? At age 15 (when
the family moved) he could have stayed beind to apprentice of with other family??

238 ii Lewis, bapt. , South Salem.

iii Eunice, b. ; m. Kennedy.

iv Ira, bapt. Oct. 24, 1784 ; took letter from the Congregational Church at Sherburne to the
church at Lenox, N. Y., Feb. 5, 1837.

v Clarissa, b. Feb. 19, 1786; m. March 13, 1806, John Benedict (b. Nov. 11, 1778), s. of
Nathan and Deborah ; d. Aug. 25,1828.

vi Jeremiah, bapt. July 18, 1788; in deed of his undi-
vided share of his father's estate, dated Oct. 25,
1811, speaks of being "late of Sherburne."
vii Hannah, b. ; m. Patrick McGowan.

234 viii Andruss Bishop (or Andrew В.), b. 1793, Sherburne, N. Y.
Jx Linus. He went to Alabama with Andruss.


There is census information that does support 1778 as his year of birth (perhaps 1777).

Census information supports Amos living at Kent.

Dairy farming was the principal occupation in Kent from the early 1800s until the 1950s - the iron
works thrived in the mid-1800s, but the ore petered out.

Going to Fuller Mt. Road & taking a right down the back way to Macedonia, there was Myra
Hopson’s farm (now Pond Mountain Trust

Now we’re back in town. Going east out 341, there was the Millard Stuart farm, formerly Steve
Chase's, the barn now owned by Peter Woytuk

South Kent School had its own farm, too. Phil Camp’s family ran a farm on Camp’s Flat Road
(the back way to New Milford, through Merryall),

The Benedict farm was located where Ore Hill Road turns to dirt (and eventually joins Treasure
Hill Road). Turn around there, and go back & take a left down Peet Hill Road - (the one-room
schoolhouse was smack in the middle of the intersection of Ore Hill Road & Peet Hill Road - torn
down in the 50s)

the Smyrskis, also had a farm at the end of Peet Hill Road right before it joins West Meetinghouse
Road (the New Milford end of Camps Flat Road). In Kent Hollow, there were lots of farms: the
two Camp farms on Camps Road - Art Camp and his
brother Bill Camp.

Census information conflicts on Amos birth in CT (1850 his record) later kinds ensus NY
and CT and ?.
Census information supports Alvin possibly being born in New York conflicting census data .

Physical artifacts support Alvin being in Kent (day book)
Census information does NOT SUPPORT Gerrit being born in Chatham NY (There is
also a chatham CT).

Amos had two or more children. Both the referenced children seem to fit the known information.

Amos spent a good part of his life in Connecticut Census information confirms the Kent connection.
Other census records suggest that he spent time in nearby towns.

Census information shows Alvin Gerrit and Amos together with a least one of the others at some points

Amos might have been in New York for a time. Later census records for Alvin indicate he was
born in New York, but various census data conflicts

Amos might have spent sme time in Berkshire, MA

Amos married Rachel Ives.
see Rachel page
The Ives had connections in New Haven, Wallingford, Cheshire, and later Cornwall,
Barkhamsted CT area.
I found no connections to Ives in the upper area of NY near Chatham and no very early
Ives connections to Fairfield

It is as yet unclear whether Amos moved to Kent or NW CT before he married Rahel Ives.

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

an interesting ives connection -- Jesse Ives wrote the obituary for one of the Barkhamsed lighthouse
tribe. Amos second or third wife was from this tribe.

Jesse was a Riverton/Hitchcocksville Tavern Owner and postmaster across from the Hitchcock
chair factory. His connection is more remothe and rachel may share a GG grandfather (Joseph)

Barkhamsted tribe -- one of Chaugum girls marries John Elwell (b. 1815) mzy hzve been Amos

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

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

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 lad
grants were ofered 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

History of Waterbury and the Naugatuck Valley, Connecticut

                        By William Jamieson Pape


353 DANIEL PECK8 NORTHRUP (Philos, Job*, Thomas*, William1, Joseph1), b. Jan. 28, 1784, Woodbridge, Conn., "of poor parents." Ran away from home, to Clinton, Oneida Co., N. Y., and made his home there. All his father's family, but one, finally came to him. Wheelwright, and had large contracts in the line of his calling; also owned and conducted a large farm. M. March 2, 1815, Beulah Peck, of Marshall, Oneida Co. (b. in Bristol, Conn. ; d. Nov. 10, 1865), dau. of Zebulon Peck, member of Connecticut Legislature for 14 sessions, and delegate 'to convention adopting Constitution of United States ; he voted for it. Daniel P. d. Dec. 20, 1860, at Fayetteville, N. Y., at the home of his dau., Susan Worden. Children all b. at Clinton, Oneida Co., N. Y. :

i Harriet7 ; m. Rev. George W. Gridley, Clinton, N. Y., graduate of Hamilton College and Auburn Theological Seminary; she d. July 2, 1843.

672 ii Susan, b. May 1, 1817.

iii Mary ; m. Alva Humeston, merchant in Ohio ; d. Nov. 22, 1885, Hiram, O.

673 iv George, b. 1821 ; m. Eunice Gridley ; d. Feb. 22,1854.

v Daniel ; m. Hannah Crego, Clinton, N. Y. Farmer, and resides at Decatur, Mich.

vi Lester H. ; m. Mary Woodbury. Farmer, and resides

at Garden Grove, Decatur Co., Iowa. vii Charlotte R. ; m. John W. Сое, merchant at Stock- bridge, Madison Co., N. Y. ; d. March 5, 1860, aged 32. Children: (1) John W., (2) George, (3) Lottie, viii Isaac; d. in infancy, May 8, 1835.

ix Lucy Jane; d. in infancy, Sept. 3,1831.


another reference

The Burke and Alvord Memorial

   By John Alonzo Boutelle p.135 elephat


from [PDF]


Washington CT

Incorporated in 1779 the town of Washington encompasses the following Villages:

Washington Depot, Washington (or Washington Green), New Preston, Marbledale

The present town was incorporated in 1779, being named in honor of General George Washington,
who traveled through the area several times during wartime. For many years, Washington was
principally a farming community. Among early local industries were ironworks and quarries as well
as small mills and factories run by waterpower along the Shepaug and Aspetuck Rivers.

jay Gould Roxbury NTY Fairfield Roots

Down West Settlement Road about two miles out from the village, one comes upon a rough
slice of rocky land and a modest frame house. This structure—built by Jay’s grandfather
Abraham (“Abram”) Gould, who came from Fairfield, Connecticut in 1789—rests beneath a
ridge and looks out over a thin valley. Given over to dairying through all the years of the Gould
proprietorship, these acres provided the stage for the early childhood of Jay Gould, who was
born here on 27 May 1836.

A Catskill Mountain Boyhood

Jay’s father, John Burr Gould (1792–1866) was the first white child born at Roxbury. In 1823
he married Mary More (born 1798), a granddaughter of John More (1745–1840), the
Scottish founder of nearby Moresville (now known as Grand Gorge). Mary presented John
with five daughters before the birth of Jason. The boy was just a few months short of five when,
in January of 1841, Mary passed away from tuberculosis. John buried Mary in the Old School
Baptist Church Cemetery between Roxbury and Kelly Corners near Stratton Falls, close by the
neighborhood’s Yellow Meeting House, where Mary had always worshipped. Later on, Jay
would see his father bury two more wives in the same plot: the last of them, Mary Ann Corbin,
was mother to Jay’s half-brother Abram, born 1843.

The move to Hobart was begun by other families from Fairfield. "In 1789 a party of
'land lookers' consisting of some twenty families came into Delaware County from Fairfield
County, Conn., to explore and fix upon a favorable place for a permanent settlement. The party
came by way of Catskill, over roads of a primitive sort, with a blaze upon the tree here and
there for a guide, and with streams unbridged. . . They arrived at Benjamin Barlow's, in
Stamford, some distance below the mouth of Rose Brook, on the Delaware." Their horses
wandered off into the woods and Abram Gould and two others were sent after them. They
were led up Rose Brook where they discovered the horses in the care of a man named Inman,
who was a hunter and the earliest settler in the area. Inman led the men to his "hospitable
mansion in the valley, and with all the well known hospitality of a pioneer, treated them to a
repast of venison steak." When he learned their intentions, he helped them choose a location for
settlement at what is now West Settlement Brook. This eventually became Roxbury, where
several members of the Gould/Gold family settled. (from W.M. Munsell, History of Delaware

County, NY.

One of the prominent men of Hobart was Isaac H. Silliman. He was probably the son of Daniel
who was the son of Robert and Ruth (Treadwell) Silliman. Robert was Ebenezer's grandfather's
brother. The "Abram Gould" mentioned above is presumably Anna Gould's brother, Ebenezer's
cousin. Other families who settled in the area included Beers, Footes, Judsons and Sturgesses.
Isaac Silliman was a member of the Methodist Episcopalian church. In addition to a large and
prosperous farm, he also ran a hardware store in Hobart. (Munsell)
Compiled by Diane Overmier Etchison

ammerican ancestry

The History of Redding, Connecticut, from Its First
Settlement to the ...

  By Charles Burr Todd



November 10, 1768 Nathaniel Northrop Esther Gold (Gould) p 196 [sister sarah married
David Turney, abigail married richard nichols, MAry who married Seth Price and Elizabeth
perhaps unmarried.

November 9, 1768 Solomon Northrop Sarah Knapp p 197

no northrop baptisms or deaths, but a few pages missing go up to 1780 and begin again 1809
ealy episcopal records missing, town records 1767 to 1804 and fragmentary

all the names later seen in kent

Jelliff Northrop connection? before William works with Jelliff?

later name of Luzon Jelliff is in Redding along with Lewis Northrop


early redding

The History of Redding, Connecticut, from Its First Settlement to the


1767 Nathaniel Nothrop marries Esther Gold (Gould) daughter of Daniel Gold married to Grace daugher of Deacon Stephen Burr lived on where James Lord lived later

1768 Solomon Northrop m. Sarah Knapp


1 LEWIS NORTHRUP, b. . Of North Salem, N. Y.

[Wife Rhoda (?) d. 1812 (?)].

2 i William, b. Feb. 13,1805, North Salem, N. Y.

2 WILLIAM NORTHRUP (Lewi»), b. Feb. 13, 1805, North Salem, N. Y.. Farmer. Settled at Ridgefield, Conn. Removed to Silver Mines, Norwalk Township. M. Feb. 26, 1829, at Ridgefield, Clarissa Hyatt Boughton, dau. of Jesse and Sally Boughton (b. Aug. 26,1811, at Ridgefield). He d. Aug. 28, 1872.

i Sarah Ann, b. Oct. 28, 1831, Ridgefield; m. June 18, 1854, William Beekman Warren; 2 children.

3 ii Lewis, b. Feb. 1, 1834, Ridgefield.

iii Mary Louise, b. May 1, 1837, Ridgefield; m. June 6, 1866, at New York City, Edward Potter. Settled at New Canaan, and moved to Norwalk, where he deserted her. She m., 2d, 1884, Allison Frie.

iv Permelia W., b. July 24, 1839, Ridgefield; m. June 11, 1861, at New Canaan, John W. Buttery, s. of Silas and Elizabeth (Slawson) Buttery ; 2 children.

v Clarissa Jane, b. Apr. 26, 1841, Ridgefield; d. there Feb. 19, 1848.

vi Jane Elizabeth, b. Aug. 13, 1849, Ridgefield; d. Sept. 31, 1851.

vii Enhna Frances (?), b. Feb. 25, 1862, Wilton, Conn.; ;n. July 26, 1870, at Georgetown, John Benedict Jel- liff. Settled at Branchville, Conn. She d. there Oct. X9, 1888. Had children.

3 LEWIS NORTHRUP (Wüliam, Lewis), b. Feb. 1, 1834, Ridgefield, Conn. ; machinist ; m. Feb. 10, 1858, at Georgetown, Conn., Abby Jane Smith, dau. of Orris and Ruth Smith, of Georgetown, where she was b. Jan. 29, 1889. Settled near Georgetown. She d. June 12,1869. He m., 2d, at South Salem, N. Y., May 81, 1871, Lucy Olmstead (b. at Georgetown, Feb. 19, 1888), dau. of Nathan and Martha Olmstead, of South Salem.

i Mary Ella, b. Apr. 26, I860, Georgetown (dau. of 1st


ii Maud Estelle, b. Aug. 27, 1874 (dau. of 2d wife), iii Herbert Clayton, b. March 26, 1877.


1880 Wilton census has Jeliff and
1850 Born Ridgefield Son of Benjamin Keeler (Cyrus Ridgefield+ Polly Fancher Pound Ridge)Northrop and Catherine Keeler
235 NORTHROP JOHN 65 1815 ?
 4 Roswell MORGAN b: 6 Apr 1809                + Mary JELLIFF           
   4 Delia Ann MORGAN b: 26 May 1811                + Ezra NORTHROP  
delia's father Stephen MORGAN b: 8 JUL 1781 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, CT  


Morgan Seelye, b. Aug. 12, 1815 ; m. Sarah, dau. of Ezra Northrop.(connected to Giddings)

He was by occupation a carpenter and joiner in Bridgeport, Conn.; d. They had ch., Elizabeth,
1n.; Ezra, is a city missionary in New Haven, and Carrie.

Ezra G in Sherman 

Lewisboro, NY
includes the former South Salem and North Salem
Baptist Churches
    "The Baptist Church (Cross River) was incorporated March 28, 1842, with Lewis
Holmes, Abijah Reynolds, Lewis Mead, Titus Reynolds, and Josiah M.Elmore, trustees."
    "In 1830 a Baptist Church was erected in the lower part of Lewisboro, near the present
residence of Aaron O. Wakeman, by Walker Wakeman, Asa Raymond, Amos
Northrop and others. Rev. Ebenezer Raymond preached in this house for a number of
years. Other ministers who supplied the pupit there were Elder Flandreau, of New
Rochelle; Elder Goldsmith, of Guilford, Conn.; and Rev. Mr. Card, of Cross River.
Elder Hobby, of Cross River, was the last. In 1870 the church was taken down and the
material removed."
[Source: Scharf's History of Westchester...., Vol. 2, page 559, published 1886.]


new milford

1832 - Roswell and Sheldon Northrop started Machinery and Foundry business in Maryland
District. Now carried on by The New Milford Foundry and Machine Works.


40. Samuel Lockwood (Ephraim Lockwood5, Joseph Lockwood4, Ephraim Lockwood3, Robert Lockwood2, Edmund Lockwood1) was born ABT 1748 in Canaan Parish, CT, and died 06 DEC 1825 in New Canaan, Fairfield Co., CT. He was buried in Old Parade Ground Cemetery, New Canaan, CT. He married Jemima Northrup ABT 1774. She was born ABT 1750, and died 05 SEP 1833 in New Canaan, Fairfield Co., CT. She was buried in Old Parade Ground Cemetery, New Canaan, CT. He married Thankful ? ABT 1770. She was born ABT 1749, and died 07 SEP 1773 in New Canaan, Fairfield Co., CT. She was buried in Old Parade Ground Cemetery, New Canaan, CT.

Children of Samuel Lockwood and Jemima Northrup are:
+ 99   i. Thankful Lockwood was born 01 NOV 1775 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., CT, and died 03 MAR 1817 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., CT.
+ 100   ii. Hannah Lockwood was born 22 JUN 1779, and died 08 DEC 1860 in New Canaan, Fairfield Co., CT.
+ 101   iii. Polly Lockwood was born 04 SEP 1777, and died 16 MAR 1803.
+ 102   iv. Samuel Lockwood was born 15 JUN 1781 in Connecticut, and died 15 JUN 1859 in New Canaan, Fairfield Co., CT.
  103   v. Jesse Lockwood was born 18 JUN 1783. He married Lucretia Jarvis ABT 1806. She was born ABT 1787.
+ 104   vi. Northrup Lockwood was born 05 JAN 1786.
  105   vii. Mary Lockwood was born 18 SEP 1790.
  106   viii. Harvey Lockwood was born 1788 in Connecticut, and died AFT 1850 in New Canaan, Fairfield Co., CT. He married Susan Nash 27 FEB 1820 in New Canaan, Fairfield Co., CT. She was born ABT 1798, and died BEF 1850.


jelliff connection

1 LEWIS NORTHRUP, b. . Of North Salem, N. Y.

[Wife Rhoda (?) d. 1812 (?)].

2 i William, b. Feb. 13,1805, North Salem, N. Y.

2 WILLIAM NORTHRUP (Lewi»), b. Feb. 13, 1805, North Salem, N. Y.. Farmer. Settled
at Ridgefield, Conn. Removed to Silver Mines, Norwalk Township. M. Feb. 26, 1829, at
Ridgefield, Clarissa Hyatt Boughton, dau. of Jesse and Sally Boughton (b. Aug. 26,1811, at
Ridgefield). He d. Aug. 28, 1872.

i Sarah Ann, b. Oct. 28, 1831, Ridgefield; m. June 18, 1854, William Beekman Warren; 2 children.

3 ii Lewis, b. Feb. 1, 1834, Ridgefield.

iii Mary Louise, b. May 1, 1837, Ridgefield; m. June 6, 1866, at New York City, Edward
Potter. Settled at New Canaan, and moved to Norwalk, where he deserted her.
She m., 2d, 1884, Allison Frie.

iv Permelia W., b. July 24, 1839, Ridgefield; m. June 11, 1861, at New Canaan, John W.
Buttery, s. of Silas and Elizabeth (Slawson) Buttery ; 2 children.

v Clarissa Jane, b. Apr. 26, 1841, Ridgefield; d. there Feb. 19, 1848.

vi Jane Elizabeth, b. Aug. 13, 1849, Ridgefield; d. Sept. 31, 1851.

vii Enhna Frances (?), b. Feb. 25, 1862, Wilton, Conn.; ;n. July 26, 1870, at Georgetown,
John Benedict Jel- liff. Settled at Branchville, Conn. She d. there Oct. X9, 1888. Had children.

3 LEWIS NORTHRUP (Wüliam, Lewis), b. Feb. 1, 1834, Ridgefield, Conn. ; machinist ;
m. Feb. 10, 1858, at Georgetown, Conn., Abby Jane Smith, dau. of Orris and Ruth Smith,
of Georgetown, where she was b. Jan. 29, 1889. Settled near Georgetown.

She d. June 12,1869. He m., 2d, at South Salem, N. Y., May 81, 1871, Lucy Olmstead
(b. at Georgetown, Feb. 19, 1888), dau. of Nathan and Martha Olmstead, of South Salem.

i Mary Ella, b. Apr. 26, I860, Georgetown (dau. of 1st


ii Maud Estelle, b. Aug. 27, 1874 (dau. of 2d wife), iii Herbert Clayton, b. March 26, 1877.




ridgefield 1900s a couple of northrop references

Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT Deeds

    12/259; Made 3/14/1822, rec. 5/17/1822;  Gamaliel Osborn of 
Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT to Northrup Osborn of North Salem,
Westchester Co., NY; $50 for his interest in the estate of Jonah
Osborn, Dec'd, being in Ridgefield, Ridgebury Parish, bounded as
follows -- one piece bounded on the South in part by Highway and
in part by Solomon Enos's land, West by the said Solomon Enos's
land; North in part by Joseph King's wife's land and in part by
Abijah Abbott's land, Easterly by Highway. Also, one piece
Bounded North by Highway & East by Caleb Abbot; South in part by
Nehemiah Keeler 2d, and in part by Thomas Rockwell and Wm.
Ferguson and West by the said Rockwell & Ferguson. Also one piece
bounded Northerly and Westerly by Highway & South by Gilbert Field
or brother's land, East by Thomas Rockwell and William Ferguson's
land, the acreage is not given.
12/266; Made 3/21/1823, rec. 3/26/1823;  Northrup Osborn of North 
Salem, West Chester Co., NY to Aaron Turner of Phillips Town, Putnam
Co., NY; $50 for his interest in the estate of Jonah Osborn, dec'd
being in Ridgefield, Ridgebury Parish; This is the same land sold by
Gamaliel Osborn to Northrup Osborn in deed 12/259.
13/370; Made 12/4/1816, rec. 2/1/1817;  Martha Osborn of Weston, Fairfield    
Co., CT to her three daughters viz. Mabel Morgan, Molly Wakeman, + Sarah Northrup; Will of her husband Isaac Osborn, dec'd; Sons
Turney and Saml. Osborn.
44/713; Made 7/14/1855, rec. 3/7/1856;  Nathan E. Northrop + wife 
Sarah M. Northrop, William W. Hoag + wife Hannah C. Hoag of Sherman,
Fairfield Co., CT, Francis D. Wanzer + wife Lusia S. Wanzer, Miner
Davis + wife Mary Ann Davis of New Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT to
Abraham Osborn of New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT; all interest in
land of Hannah Osborn at the time of her decease it being 1/12 part
+ descended to Sarah M. Northrop, Hannah C. Hoag, Lusia S. Wanzer,
Mary Ann Davis, Susan P. Sherman, + Charles H. Osborn as heirs of
Hannah Osborn dec'd in right of our father Stephen Osborn, dec'd.



History Of The Towns Of
New Milford And Bridgewater, Ct.
1803 – 1882
Mygatt Elizabeth; m. Ezra Northrop in 1752.

south salem presbyterian cemetery

jelliff northrop

Newtown's History and Historian, Ezra Levan Johnson




Departed this life, a child of Amos Northrop aged     8 months. . _ , . ,. ,,   



Departed this life, wife of Capt. Northrop.   
Also Nancy, Daughter of Capt. Northrop.   
Isaac Northrop in the 86th year of his age.

. Departed this Mrs. Northrop   


Julv 6 Departed this life, Lewis Northrop   

Departed this life, Ery Northrop aged 22. Departed this life,
Thomas Northrop aged 39. Departed this life, Bettey Raymond
ag d 53. Departed this life, Rhoda Adams, wife of Nathan
Adams Aged 64. Departed this life, Nathan Adams, Jun r ., 43.
Departed this life, Isaac Northrop, 60.
Departed this life, Widdow Eunice Northrop.


22. Rhoda Northrup (William Northrup II3, Mary Peck2, Joseph Peck1) was born 26 APR 1743 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died UNKNOWN. She married Gideon Northrop 15 NOV 1764 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, son of Jonathan Northrup and Ruth Booth. He was born 20 MAY 1742 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 21 APR 1818.

Children of Rhoda Northrup and Gideon Northrop are:
  113   i. Lemuel Northrop was born ABT. 1765 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died UNKNOWN.
  114   ii. Johanna Northrop was born ABT. 1767 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died UNKNOWN.
  115   iii. Dolly Northrop was born ABT. 1768 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died UNKNOWN.
  116   iv. Martha Northrop was born ABT. 1 MAR 1771 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died UNKNOWN.
  117   v. Moses Northrop was born ABT. 1772 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died UNKNOWN.
  118   vi. Nancy Northrop was born ABT. 1773 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died UNKNOWN.
  119   vii. Ruth Northrop was born ABT. 1776 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died UNKNOWN.




Rev C. A. Northrop pastor from 1878 name changed from methodist protestant to congregational

Lewis Northrop 18 something

after 1854 Some time after, Edwin Gilbert bought the property, rebuilt the mill dam and mill,
enlarging it, fitting it up for other manufacturing; for a while, Betts & Northrop had a
car-penter shop there


Samuel, m. Ann NORTHROP, 14 May 1740, Fairfield 1:74

Whitney, Samuel, s. of Richard. Capt.

Born 5 Oct. 1712; d. at Greenfield, 20 Feb. 1796 in 84 yr. (g. s.); m. (1) 14 May 1740,
Amy Northrop, b. 9 Nov. 1722, d. 22 Nov. 1788 ae. 66 (g. s.); m

Phoenix says the following:[4]

Sarah Whitney, b. in Stratford, Conn., 29 Aug. 1723; bap. in Stratford
Congregational Church, 1 Sept. 1723; married, 6 Nov. 1746, at Stratford, Daniel
Foote, who was born in Stratford, 25 July 1717, son of Jehiel and Susanna Foote,
g. son of Daniel Foote, g. g. son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Smith) Foote, and
g. g. g. son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Deming) Foote and of Lieut. Samuel and
Elizabeth Smith. They lived in Stratford till after they had three children born; then
removed to Newtown, Conn., where they spent the rest of their lives. He died 28
June 1790, in his 72d year; she survived him, dying 14 Dec. 1803, aged 74,
accord to Foote Genealogy, p. 75 -- which is six years too little, if the date of
death is right. The family record says that she died 2 Nov. 1795, in the 73d year
of her age.

Children of Daniel and Sarah5 (Whitney) Foote:

i. Abigail Foote, b. 4 Nov 1747, Stratford, CT; d. 30 Oct 1796; m. Josiah Sanford.
ii. Anna Foote, b. 14 Jun 1749, Stratford, CT; d. 17 Nov 1827, Newtown, CT, in her 78th year; m. say 1776, Stephen Shepherd, son of John and Mary (Pierson) Shepherd.
iii. Charity Foote, b. 21 Jun 1752, Stratford, CT; d. 13 Nov 1826, Newtown, CT, in her 75th year; m.(1) Elias Bristol, son of Joseph and Jemima (Foote) Bristol; first husband; m.(2) Samuel Sanford, son of Samuel and Hannah (Gillett) Sanford, as his second wife.
iv. Susanna Foote, b. say 1755, Newtown, CT; m.(1) Amos Griffin, son of John and Beulah (Hubbell) Griffin; m.(2) Enoch Lacey "of New York".
v. Peter Foote, b. 10 Aug 1759, Newtown, CT; d. 21 Apr 1846, Stamford, NY, in his 87th year; m. circa 1788, Newtown, CT, Naomi Gillett, daughter of Samuel and Eunice (Clark) Gillett.
vi. Daniel Foote, b. 1762, Newtown, CT; d. 27 Jul 1840, Stamford, NY, aged 78 years; m. Betty Northrop, daughter of John and Lois (Northrop) Northrop.
vii. Jerusha Foote, b. say 1765, Newtown, CT; m. David Curtis Wainwright.
viii. Lemuel Foote, b. say 1768, Newtown, CT; d. 7 Mar 1812, Stamford, NY; m. Charity Beers.

more whitney connections to check

6 HENRY S. NORTHROP (Moses, Solomon, Motet), b. Jan. 5, 1805, perhaps in Carmel,
N. Y. Farmer. After his father's death, when he was 8 years old, he went to live with his uncle,
Joseph Northrop, in Delaware Co., N. Y. M. Jan. 31, 1836, at Roxbury, Delaware Co.,
N. Y., Olive Baker (b. Oct. 10, 1818, Roxbury; d. Sept. 17, 1889), dau. of Joseph Baker
(b. March 80,1877, Fall River, Mass. ; d. March 3, 1838, Roxbury) and Eunice (Follett)
Baker (b. March 29,1879, at Sommers, Conn.; d. July 18, 1861, at Marathon, N. Y.).
Joseph Baker was s. of Benjamin and Susan (Bullock) Baker.

7 i Devillo, b. July 18, 1838, Roxbury, N. Y. ii Pratt В., b. Aug. 19, 1841 ; d. Sept., 1848.

8 iii Cyrus В., b. Nov. 9, 1845, Roxbury. iv Joseph В., b. 1848; d. aged 8 weeks.

7 DEVILLO NORTHROP (Henry S., Motes, Solomon, Moses), b. July 13, 1838, Roxbury,
Delaware Co., N. Y.; m. Nov. 30, 1870, in Lapeer, Cortland Co., N. Y., Amanda S. Alvord,
dau. of Alfred A. and Adaline S. Alvord. Farmer, residing at Marathon, Cortland Co., N. Y.

i I. Baker, b. Oct. 31,1871, Marathon.


ii Flora В., b. Nov. 3, 1873, Marathon,
iii De Veré, b. Jan. 18, 1876, Lapeer.
iv Harry P., b. March 19, 1878, Marathon.

v Alfred A., b. Jan. 1,1880.
vi Addie S., b. Oct. 29, 1882.

Northrops may have had roots in fairfield as well as Milford and some other place.

  • ID: I51758
  • Name: William NORTHRUP (NORTHROP) [son of Wiliam 1666 (eldest son of Joseph "founder" and Mary Norton) and Mary Peck]
  • Birth: 16 DEC 1694 in Milford, New Haven County, CT 1 2 3 1
  • _UID: CE9F6A25DF462844A439F4B8500A95DCE1AB
  • Note: Removed to Greenfield, Connecticut, where he signed in 1736 as "of Greenfield." The Northrop genealogy lists children William and Anna, and says "perhaps others"; it also says he probably died in 1736 or 1737, as his children quit-claimed in 1737. Jacobus gives a much more detailed list of the children, including one born as late as 1743.

Father: William NORTHRUP b: 2 JUN 1666 in Milford, New Haven County, CT c: 9 JAN 1669/1670 in First Church, Milford, New Haven County, CT
Mother: Mary PECK b: 29 APR 1670 in Milford, New Haven County, CT c: 1 MAY 1670 in First Church, Milford, New Haven County, CT

Marriage 1 Joanna b: 28 SEP 1700

  1. Has Children Amy NORTHROP b: 9 NOV 1722 in Greenfield, Fairfield County, CT c: 6 JAN 1722/1723 in Fairfield, Fairfield County, CT Marriage 1 Samuel WHITNEY Married: 14 MAY 1740 1 daughters marry Lyon, Haynes,Barlow son marries Sherwood stays in Greenfield
  2. Has No Children Anna (Johanna) NORTHROP b: 17 JUN 1724 in Greenfield, Fairfield County, CT c: 21 JUN 1724 in Fairfield, CT Marriage 1 Ebenezer GILBERTMarried: 17 APR 1744 1 children marry Pitts , Thompson
  3. Has No Children Herodias (Rhode) NORTHROP b: 27 JAN 1725/1726 in Greenfield, Fairfield County, CT c: 6 FEB 1725/1726 in Fairfield, CT Death: 5 MAR 1740 about age 14 or 15 with no mention of children.
  4. Has Children Mary NORTHROP b: 24 SEP 1727 in Greenfield, Fairfield County, CT Marriage 1 John DREW b: 1724Married: 16 JAN 1745/1746 1 2 son marries Adams, Morehouse-dies Redding , daughter marries Morgan
  5. Has No Children Elizabeth NORTHROP b: 20 AUG 1729 in Greenfield, Fairfield County, CT no mention of marriage/children or death
  6. Has No Children Abigail NORTHROP b: 13 JUL 1731 in Greenfield, Fairfield County, CT c: 19 JUN 1731 no mention of marriage/children or death
  7. Has Children Lois NORTHROP b: 28 FEB 1732/1733 in Greenfield, Fairfield County, CT c: MAR 1732/1733 Marriage 1 John NORTHRUP b: 9 JUL 1732 in Newtown, Fairfield County, CT children marry Sherman, Glover, Sherman, Sanford, Wallace, Foote, Betts, Johnson, Baldwin
  8. Has No Children William NORTHROP b: 9 DEC 1734 in Greenfield, Fairfield County, CT c: 15 DEC 1734 Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown no children or death menitoned.
  9. Has No Children Nehemiah NORTHROP b: 10 DEC 1736 in Greenfield, Fairfield County, CT c: 10 DEC 1736 no mention of marriage spouse children or death
  10. Has No Children Caleb NORTHROP b: 19 SEP 1738 in Greenfield, Fairfield County, CT c: 24 SEP 1738 no mention of marriage spouse children or death
  11. 1890 census caleb northrop 1 2 2 0 0
  12. Has No Children Abel NORTHROP b: 14 APR 1740 in Greenfield, Fairfield County, CT c: 29 APR 1740 no mention of marriage spouse children or death
  13. Has No Children Rhoda NORTHROP b: 26 APR 1743 in Greenfield, Fairfield County, CT c: 1 MAY 1743 no mention of marriage spouse children or death

sarah Wakeman (Sarah W. Alvord mother brothers and sisters spouses)inlaws Lyman Bradley, easton, Andrew Bradley Redding, New Fairfield, Hannah Bradley Married: ABT 1781 in Trumansburg, Tompkins, New York, Clarissa (Clarinda) Banks, Sarah Osborn, Clarissa Morehouse, Matilda Bradley Married: ABT 1792 in Thompson, Unk, New York, Aaron Burr Sturges Broome, NY, James Squire , Rhoda Sly




mention of a david alvord as a wheelwright



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59. DAVID6 JENNINGS (JOSHUA5, JOSHUA4, JOSHUA3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born October 9, 1755, and died February 12, 1831 in Westport CT. He married (1) ABIGAIL BEERS, daughter of NATHAN BEERS. He married (2) EUNICE BURR April 6, 1775.


i. ANNA BURR7 JENNINGS, b. ABT March 1799; d. September 28, 1802.


ii. JESSE7 JENNINGS, b. ABT 1776; d. March 13, 1845, Westport CT; m. SARAH MOREHOUSE, January 27, 1799, Westport CT.

iii. GRACE JENNINGS, b. ABT 1778; d. July 27, 1863, Westport CT; m. JOHN WHITEHEAD, December 20, 1795, Westport CT.

iv. ABIGAIL JENNINGS, b. ABT 1780; d. November 20, 1857, Westport CT; m. DAVID ALVORD, December 2, 1800, Westport CT.

v. JOHN BURR JENNINGS, b. ABT April 1784; d. July 13, 1863, Westport CT; m. (1) ESTER MEEKER; m. (2) RUTH PENFIELD.

vi. TILCOTT JENNINGS, b. ABT March 1786; d. November 3, 1861, Westport CT.

vii. JOSHUA JENNINGS, b. ABT 1788; m. SALOME WAKEMAN, November 3, 1811, Westport CT.

viii. EUNICE JENNINGS, b. ABT 1790; d. July 31, 1863, Westport CT; m. NATHANIEL DEWEY, September 3, 1809, Westport CT.

ix. DAVID JENNINGS, b. ABT 1792; d. February 26, 1794, Westport CT.

x. DAVID JENNINGS, b. ABT April 15, 1794; d. October 4, 1850, Westport CT; m. CHARLOTTE (MNU) JENNINGS.

1810 census

David Alvord 30010-10010-00 208 Kent

does not appear in 1820


David        Olvord   000000010000-001000010000-00 00 00     462  11 Kent



11 March 1819

Died: At Chatham ... Mrs. Sarah Alvord, wife of Mr. Seth Alvord.

Thomas ALVORD Male (I1086) brother of Seth
Birth 18 May 1710 26 19 -- Northampton, Hampshire, MA
Death 16 March 1786 (Age 75) -- Middletown, Middlesex, CT
Submit Bishop Female (I1087)
Birth 25 April 1713 49 40 -- Guilford, New Haven, CT
Death 22 April 1793 (Age 79) -- Middletown, Middlesex, CT

Alvord~ Chatham CT

Elisha Rowley1

M, b. 14 March 1779, d. 1875

Father Ebenezer Rowley1 b. 20 Oct 1727, d. 7 Feb 1811
Mother Susannah Annibal1 b. 28 Apr 1733, d. 17 Jan 1821
  Elisha Rowley|b. 14 Mar 1779\nd. 1875|p35.htm#i2510|Ebenezer Rowley|b. 20 Oct 1727\nd. 7 Feb 1811|p35.htm#i89|Susannah Annibal|b. 28 Apr 1733\nd. 17 Jan 1821|p5.htm#i90|Ebenezer Rowley|b. c 1695\nd. 21 Aug 1757|p35.htm#i91|Mary Church|b. c 1698\nd. 6 Dec 1786|p11.htm#i92|Cornelius Annibal||p5.htm#i2547|Experience (?)||p1.htm#i2548|
Residence* Winchester, New York
Birth* 14 Mar 1779 Chatham, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA, Date alternately listed as 14 March 1778 and as 14 March 1780.
Marriage* 12 Mar 1802 Principal=Mary Alvord1,2
Death* 1875 1


Mary Alvord b. 14 Mar 1779, d. 23 Oct 1857


  1. [S385] Unknown, East Hadam Genealogies: Rowley - from microfilmed handwritten records transcribed for the "Rowley Register" website at, downloaded 15 December 2002, Unknown.
  2. [S386] Homer W. Brainard, "Henry Rowley and Some of His Descendants," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol 37 (1906): in 4 parts: p57-66;97-103;203-208;251-256, p. 206.
  3. [S448] As transcribed by Coralynn Brown, see Barbour., Chatham, Middlesex Co., CT Vital Records.



  i.   DEACON HEWITT8 STRONG, b. May 1696, Northampton, Hampshire, MA; m. SARAH HOOKER, 26 April 1739; b. 07 September 1702, Farmington, Hartford, CT.
  ii.   MARY STRONG, b. 29 December 1690, Northampton, Hampshire, MA; m. THOMAS ALVORD, 1708, Northampton, Hampshire, MA; b. 28 November 1683, Northampton, Hampshire, MA; d. 29 December 1768, Chatham, CT.

Litchfield Asahel Alvord m. Rachel son Thomas Gould Alvord born 3/1/1741/42

Shares a great or great grat grandfather with ALVORD ASAHEL G    CT LITCHFIELD CORNWALL b. 1800

This is the erlative mom correspomded with

NameLifespanWhere Born Marjorie NORTHROP1904-1966MI
Additional NotesMigration Steps
Renzo Rutili married Marjorie Northrop live in
Thomasville,N C Davidson co to Davidson County, NC in bef 1966
Researcher:   Rose



AAFA NOTES: Sarah Sears Alvord was the second wife of Seth Alvord. She was
born 1761 in Chatham, CT and died 2 Feb 1819. She and Seth married 5 Sep 1793.
She was the daughter of Ebenezer Sears and Elizabeth Cooke. Seth was born 18
July 1754, and died 14 July 1836. He was the son of Seth Alvord and Elizabeth
Spencer. He was a cabinet maker and carpenter.

(U8-2) ABIGAIL B. DISBROW, dau. of John A. & Elenor H. (Wilson)
b. c1832 or poss. 6 Sep. 1834 CT; poss. d. 10 Feb. 1894 (if she is the
Abbie B. Disbrow bur. in Bridgeport, CT, per Charles Hale Coll.)
(U8-2-1) Mary Belle SWORDS b. 17 Apr. 1856 Bridgeport, CT; m. 15 Sep.
1875, Elmore David Alvord



American Home Missionary Society report 1852

Northrop, В., Cleveland, O.

Northrop, Rev. B. F., Jewctt City. Ct

Northrop, Rev. Blrdsey O., baxouvilli', Mass.

Northrop, В. K., Ridgefleld, Ct

Northrop, C. 8., Bridgeport, Ct

Northrop, D. A., Wcstliold, N. Y.

Northrop, Rev. G. 8.,Btrykereville, N. Y.

Northrop, Mra. Henrietta, Saxonvillc, Mas-.

Northrop, Rev. H. IL, Flint, Mieh.

Northrop, IL JL. Saxonvllle, Muss.

Northrop, Mrs. Lucy, Lenox, Mass.

Northrop, Miss Sarah, Rldgefleld, Ct

Alvied, N.B. Fairfield, CT

ivcs. Rev. Alfred K, Dcerfleld, Vu«.

»Ivos, Dr. A. W., do.

Ive«, Miss EIlcu A., Hartford. Ct.

ives, George R., Now York.

Ivés, Mrs. Lucius Ilamilcn, Ct.

Ivés, Mrs. Lucy, Mount Carmel. Ct.

IvUon, Mrs. Hi-nry, New York.

Edward A. Northrop (maybe edward amos?)
seaman's protection certificate

Birth Place (City, State or Country): New Milford, Connecticut
Age: 27

Certificate Information:

Customs District: New Haven
Date Issued: 11/17/1803
Certificate Number: 1342


4. John Bradley Jr. m. Sarah Gilbert. 1725, and had Hannah, born 1726; Lois, 1729;
John, 1731 ; Reuben, 1733 ; Seth, 1735 ; Miriam, 1737; Enos, 1739 ; Lockwood,
1742 ; Ephraim, 1744; Moses, 1746; Abel, 1750. Of these, Seth Bradley, esquire,
resided in Greenfield, where he died in 1798. Amongst other sons he (Seth) had Hull,
born 1770, and Alton, b. 1778. Hull Bradley, esquire, resided in Greenfield and died
there in 1850. Alton removed to Roxbury, Litch- field Co. Conn, and died 1838.
Eli N. Bradley and other sons & descendants of Alton, reside in Roxbury, others
in Chatham, New-York, William in Brooklyn, & Frederick (now deceased) removed
to New Haven.

only one in old fairfield book with chatham ny or ct



The Old Burying Ground of Fairfield, Conn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       By Kate E. Perry, William A. Beers

Where was he in Fairfield Colony before he left?Why did David Alvord move fromFairfield Colony to Kent?



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.



a great webpageon maps in Ridgefield

1761 second church - ridgebury said Discenting Society of Ridgebury The eighteen
original members of the church are, Rev. Samuel Camp, Jabish Smith, Isaiah Birchard,
James Northrop
, John Rockwell, Daniel Coley, 5 34 1708 Ridge field Bi-Centennial
1908 David Rockwell, Timothy Benedict, Samuel Keeler, Lemuel Abbott, Samuel St. John,
John Joyce, Jonathan Osborn, Samuel Gates, James Scott, John Barber, Thomas Frost, and
Thomas Wilson, all males.

Ridgefield - Mr. Camp was a native of Salisbury, and a graduate of Yale in 1764; he lived out his life in Ridgebury, and is buried, with his three wives, in the cemetery there; his pastorate extended over thirty-five years, but there is scarce any record of its results; he resigned in November, 1804, because of failing health, and died in October, 1813. Liberality in religious matters is not a thing belonging only to our later days, for, during the brief service of a Mr. Perkins, who supplied the pulpit for nearly a year after the dismissal of Mr. Camp, it was, " voted (in October, 1804), that persons of other persuasions may come and hear Mr. Perkins preach."

ridgefield - The next settled pastor was Rev. Philo Canfield, of Buffalo city Presbytery;

ridgefield -JESSE LEE MEMORIAL CHURCH Rev. Harvey E. Burns, D.D., Pastor I have on a pair of borrowed glasses,— you must not think because of that that everything behind the glasses is also borrowed. If everything was left at home with the glasses, it would not trouble me very much. I have a feeling of sorrow tonight — I was not born in Ridgefield, and so far as I know, not a single relative of mine on the face of the earth was born within fifty miles of this place. To be sure, I am what might be termed a Yankee of the Yankees. I can trace the line straight back to within ten years of Plymouth Rock. I was born in Massachusetts, in the heart of the Berkshires, and the night of my birth was made luminous by the burning of the mill of the late Cyrus W. Field, in plain sight of the house, as though to give me a welcome. And yet all this and much more that I might add, if possible, Record of the Bi-Centennial Exercises 37 seems as nothing to the fact that I was not born in Ridgefield. It would have been a good thing, possibly, if I could have been born anywhere in the two hundred years past, and have ceased, so long as I had had a birth in this most valuable place. And then I have been harassed from the very beginning of thinking about this matter, that I could not find an illustration. If I could only have found an old person of 150 years, though he had not had a tooth for the last fifty years, I might have been able to produce something, but there are none existing, so the absence of all specimens of humanity left me to be thank- ful alone that I stood as a representative of an unchanging body of ecclesias- ticism that meant something in the world, and whose future should be grander than anything in the past. I am not here to speak in defence of Methodism — that does not need defence. I am here to give you a few facts which are of the utmost moment, especially to those who know anything about them. I know very little about Methodism in this town — I will consent to that — I am the youngest minister on this platform. I have here a very short past and a very little present, and no certainty about the future, but certain facts will stand because they do not relate to me. On the 26th day of June, 1789, a plain man on horseback ap- peared in the main street of this town. He was late from New York; had stopped once in Norwalk; then in Redding; had preached in both places, and now for the third sermon in Connecticut reached Ridgefield. His name was Jesse Lee, a man from Virginia, a Virginian by birth, who already had reached a commanding place in the ministry as a preacher, and who afterward became a chaplain of the National House of Representatives ; tied in the General Con- ference a vote for the episcopacy in the Methodist Church ; produced the grandest results in New England from New York to Boston; and when he came down to die, as though he saw something ahead most luminous, cried out: "Glory, Hallelujah! Jesus reigns!" and went on. Nov/ with a birth like that there ought to be good blood in the body. He was a man in the prime of life when here first, and it makes a good deal of difference sometimes with a child whether the parent was young or old at a certain critical period. So this one, born well, with good red blood — it was no wonder that eight months afterward there was a class meeting organized over in Limestone, and Methodism began its career in the presence of the en- trenched orthodoxy of New England, especially in Connecticut. I wonder if any of you know anything about a Methodist class meeting? You certainly do not unless you are a hundred years old. Stand up if you are here. That is good ; a hundred years old, each of you ; that is all right. Another one ; the governor is always rallying us. That is a great thing. Then you knew about their poke bonnets, and the men who neither wore watches, silver nor gold, and who had the plainest attire ; but beneath the poke bonnets were heads full of brains, and the men were forming the advance guard of the people who were to help hammer New England orthodoxy into the very best shape, that should be of use generations afterward in the awful conflict of the Civil war. 38 1708 Ridge field Bi-Centennial 1908 The first church building was erected in 1824. Judging from the looks of the second church that was built, that first one must have been quite a plain affair. We can only be sure, however, that they went at it with Methodist zeal, and dedicated it with a " Glory !" and a " Hallelujah !" We may also be certain that there was an altar rail there. That is not always found in modern Methodist churches, — what they used to term a " Methodist altar rail," where penitents left their marks in tears, and where bowed heads re- ceived the emblems of our Lord Christ, and arose and went to their seats happy in their sacred trust. In 1836 the society was made a station. Thirty-five ministers have been here since that time. It is a great list. Thomas Sparks, in whose ministry a great revival broke out, A. J. Francis, Nathaniel Mead, the two Abbotts, — Ira and Larman W., J. P. Merwin, George Lansing Taylor, the peerless preacher, if not always a first-class fisherman, J. A. Chapman, possibly the best of the list ; and other names highly honored, some alive, some gone, have made this church one of the most honored in New England, and nothing surpassing it in the New York East Conference as to the size of its membership. When I was a pastor in Brooklyn I had in my church a Rev. Dr. well- known all through this country. One day he visited a friend, and said : " I have just walked all the length of the street in Ridgefield. There was not a man, woman or child to be seen. I don't see any reason why Ridgefield should ever be anything. There is no factory there, — no place, or a desire for a factory, and it is doomed to sterility." I don't know what the Dr. is now do- ing — he has been dead several years — but I have an idea that if he doesn't know any more now than he did then, I am not called upon to further pay at- tention to him. I just want to say this: that if there are no factory steeples and no factory whistles, there are whistles of every other kind. It is the busiest place I know of for its size. I had two boys here last year to spend the Fourth of July ; one came from Brooklyn, and the other one came from down close to New York, and they declared it was the noisiest place they ever got into, and I judged it so. But let us pass over to the churches. Take our Methodism if you please, as a body. Our ministers used to be called graduates of brush college, and when we were charged with having little education we declared that our people were all well, they did not need the doctors, and so we got along with a shout and a glory, but it is not so now. Methodism with its colleges, universities and high grade schools stands at the very front of denominationalism in this country as a teaching force, and no one asks now whether the Methodist minis- ter is qualified for a D.D. — in most cases they have a D.D. You find them everywhere you go. You can't miss a Methodist. There are lawyers, doctors, merchants and law makers, and very few law breakers. You can rise up until you reach the presidency — not now, but in the past — and you would find a Methodist. If you are not satisfied with taking the whole field, stop in Ridge- field, — that is what we are talking about just now, — stop right there. Look at the church — it is no longer fronting a cemetery — please keep that in mind. Record of the Bi-Centenn'tal Exercises 39 I have heard it said since I have been here that reHgion was at a very low ebb in Ridgefield, that everything seemed doomed, but there are other birds than crows, and there are other things that jump than frogs, and a man who can't tell a ripe strawberry from its color is very poorly equipped to send into the field to pick strawberries for the market. This church right opposite — why you can't do anything without coming here to the center. You can't have a Fourth of July celebration without com- ing here the day before and keeping it up for thirty-six hours. You can't have a bi-centennial celebration without coming right here on this corner, and right, fronting you, in the very heat and light of the fire of Ridgefield stands the Methodist church. Not only that, but our women do not wear bonnets like the old scoop bonnets, and thank God, they don't wear many of the merry widow ones. They not only have kept their sense, but they haven't had any nonsense, and our men, our merchants, make good lawmakers when you send them to the legislature. They rise right up through the scale of doctors, lawyers and every- thing else, until they reach even the governor. And as though that would not satisfy you, you have got to go and find a man who can lead you up hill and down hill, and get him for your orator tomorrow night. He is a loyal son of ]\Iethodism, whose father was a Methodist preacher, and through two or three generations has flowed the red blood of Methodism. That is what Methodism is in this town, and as the boy said, '' Please don't forget it." There is one thing I want to express my pleasure in at this time, namely, that four such ministers as we are can stand on the, same platform at such a time as this. We make no surrenders ; w^e yield nothing to sentimentalism ; there isn't one of us but what if necessary would become a sturdy defender of the faith that is within him, yet somehow we get together on this platform, and there is no thought of what one might say. There is absolute trust between these men as the brethren of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. That makes me feel that somewhere in the future, — I know not how far or near — that one branch of the vine will not be taken to lash another branch, and it will not make so much difference to either God or man, if the deepest things of God and the highest things of man come together. We have reached an age when small things will not hold, but things grand and glorious will control denominations and men, and men shall be allowed to stand in the presence of God, and every- one worship God according to the dictates of his conscience. I shan't live to see that day fully, but we are passing on to it.

After the close of the Revolutionary War the town prospered and the vari- ous surplus products were carted to tide water and shipped by sloops to the nearest market. It was at this time that Gen. Joshua King came to Ridgefield, married the youngest daughter of the Rev. Jonathan Ingersoll and established a country store (on the site where is now a cottage called "Old Hundred"), under the firm name of King & Dole, which became a successful business concern, which firm afterwards became known as King & Hawley (Mr. William Hawley hav- mg married Katherine, the daughter of Gen. King), later as Hawley & Bailey and still later as Bailey & Gage, all of whom acquired what was then considered a handsome competence in the business. Abner Gilbert conducted a similar store at the north end of the street and Squire Thaddeus Keeler and various parties were interested in a store op- posite what was called " The Big Shop," until now known as the " Comer Store." The Danchys also conducted a store in the center of the village. At one time carriages were manufactured, also cabinet work, shoes, hats, tin ware of various kinds, and a tannery was conducted in the district known as " Titicus," but the town was not favorably situated for either mercantile or manu- facturing business, and through the change of industrial conditions these various small industries gravitated towards the business centers after about 1850, and 52 1708 Ridge field Bi-Centennial 1908 since that time our most enterprising sons have done likewise ; and upon their invitation many of our daughters have followed suit.

The next instrument recorded was the 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 Nor- walk 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 and Colony aforesaid, which was signed on ye 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. John Copp served as recorder until 1712 when Rev. Thomas Hawley, the first minister of Ridgefield, was elected register.

By Marion Northrop Ridgefield, a small town in the western part of Connecticut, had at first only a few settlers. It consisted of hills on the west and woods sloped down to Long Island Sound. The people that settled in Ridgefield came from Norwalk and Milford. They consisted mostly of Northrops, Keelers, Nashes and Hawleys. This town was settled by a sturdy race of men. Nearly all the people were farmers, and there was a butcher who went from house to house killing the people's hogs and cattle, but he had no market. There was a tanner who tanned skins for people. There was a clothier who made clothes for the people but went to the house to make them and did not have a tailor shop as we have now. Sap was gathered from the maple trees in March, boiled down in the woods and made into sugar or syrup. The men of those times wore knee breeches, long tailed coats, and hats M'ith low crowns and wide brims. The stockings of the parson were silk in summer and worsted in winter. The women had bonnets of silk or straw, gowns of gingham, silk or muslin, short waisted and close. The dress of the people in those days was very different from what it is now. The people had farms of their own and neat cottages with large fireplaces and a backlog from fifteen to twenty inches in diameter and about five feet long, imbedded in ashes. Marriages took place in the evening and all the people came without any invitation. At funerals there were long processions and when the procession got to the cemetery the parson gave a talk suited to the occasion. Dances were given at different houses quite often. The West Lane school is probably the oldest in Ridgefield. It is built on the triangle where four roads meet, as was then common, because it was handier for the pupils from all directions. It was rough and unpainted and consisted of two apartments, the entry and the schoolroom. The benches were made around three sides of the room and the scholars sat at low desks. There was a huge fireplace at one side of the room and the chimney was so straight that the snow and rain came down on the hearth. This was the only means of heat- ing the room. In winter when the wood was too green to burn and the ther- mometer ten or twenty degrees below zero, the teacher would let the scholars go home, for which they were very glad. In summer the teacher was a woman and the scholars were the younger ones, and in winter the teacher was a man and the boys and girls from the youngest up to sixteen or twenty at- 8o 1708 Ridge field Bi-Centennial 1908 tended, and in a small schoolroom there would be perhaps forty childrer: -n- der one teacher. The scholars were called up to the teacher's desk and tere they recited instead of reciting in a class as we do now. In those days ley studied reading, arithmetic and grammar and some other studies that we sidy now but not in the same way. The meeting house or church was covered with shingles and clapbcrds but it had no stoves and no carpet on the floor. For heating they had -ttle foot-stoves in which they put Hve coals. The pulpit was like a little ba :ny up above the people at one end of the church. The seats were square an le people sat on three sides. In 1784 was formed the Methodist Episcopal church of Ridgefield.

In 1797 there were two taverns in Ridgefield; the Keeler tavern was one owned by Amos Smith, which was later sold for the present site of our library. In these taverns were held courts of justice, balls and church fairs.

The tract purchased was bounded on the north by Danbury, on the east by Fairfield (now Redding), south by Norwalk and west by New York Per- mission to make the aforesaid purchase was given by the Colonial Assembly at Hartford, May 13, 1708, which was consummated by a deed from the Indians dated September 30, 1708, and ratified and approved by the Assembly at its session m New Haven, October 13, 1709, with the provision that the entire tract so purchased should be a township by itself to be known by the name of Rido-e- field. ^ It had previously been called by the Indians Caudatowa, meaning high land, 800 feet above tide water. On November 8, 1708, the original proprietors, having determined to locate the town site upon what now constitutes the main street of Ridgefield proceeded to lay out the land bordering thereon into town lots containing two and one-half acres, which were distributed by lottery between the several pro- prietors on November 25, 1708. The sound practical business sense of these early settlers is shown bv the fact that they deemed it important to provide themselves with such mechanics as were needed in establishing a new settlement, one of whom was a black- smith named Benjamin Burt, to make and keep in repair the tools necessary for reducing the forest and reclaiming the land for cultivation, whose shop was located near the site of the M. E. church; also a miller, named Daniel Sherwood, to convert the grain raised into flour and meal for their subsistence whose mill was located at the outlet of Mamanasco Lake. Their desire for religious, educational and social privileges is evidenced by the fact that although confronted with the arduous task of subduing the forest and providing homes for their families and shelter for their beasts, within four years from the date of settlement, a meeting house was erected on the green 48 1708 Ridgefield Bi-Centennial 1908 in front of the residence of Mrs. D. S. Egleston, which was used for the triple purpose of a church, a school and a town house. The name " Meeting house " by which it was designated signified more then than now, when the people were practically shut in their forest homes, deprived of intercourse with the outside world, before roads were constructed and vehicles brought into general use. It was the common meeting place for worship, social intercourse, educational purposes and for the municipal govern- ment of the town. The privations, hardships and sufferings of the pioneer settlers were very great. The forest, which then abounded with bears, panthers, wolves, wild- cats, rattlesnakes and treacherous Indians, was not easily subdued ; the soil was rocky and with difficulty prepared for cultivation. Money was scarce and difficult to obtain, with no surplus products and no outside market yet created therefor, and no roads yet constructed connect- ing with the adjoining settlements. The settlements on the shore of Long Island Sound or on the navigable streams connecting therewith, with an abundance of sea food available were not so entirely dependent upon the products of the soil for their subsistence. For some years after the organization of the town it was unable to pay the tax levied for the support of the Colonial government, in consequence of which it was deprived of representation therein. Taxation and representa- tion went hand in hand. The neglect of the one involved the forfeiture of the other. Even as late as 1740 the towns of Ridgefield and Litchfield were censured and fined by the Colonial Assembly for the non-payment of taxes. From the records it appears that the town was regularly represented thereafter. When we consider these facts, we are prompted to exclaim, all honor to our sturdy pioneer ancestry, who at the cost of such privation and suffering laid the foundations of the splendid civiHzation which we, their children, now enjoy. Rudely constructed log houses sheltered them until saw mills could be constructed upon the various streams to produce suitable building material for the construction of more comfortable homes. They were obliged to subsist exclusively upon the productions of the soil, such as wheat, rye, corn, buckwheat, oats, beans, turnips, potatoes, beef, mut- ton, pork, etc. ; and the minister, doctor, tailor, shoemaker and all other laborers were obliged to receive such articles in exchange for their services; and the early merchants largely received such products in exchange for their goods. Clothing for winter was made by each family from wool produced from the sheep which were numerously raised; and for summer, from flax, which grew abundantly. The land, except the homesteads, and that upon which crops were raised, was unenclosed, and pastured in common, until 1760, when it was distributed among the various owners and was soon after enclosed. Each owner of cattle or sheep registered in the town records the par- GENERAL BENEDICT ARNOLD who led the Patriots against the British in the bloody- conflict in the streets of Ridgefield in April, 1777 — Arnold narrowly escaped as his horse was shot under him — The enemy marched through Ridgefield, firing the Episcopal Church, Keeler's Tavern, and dwellings — An old print Record of the Bi-Centennial Exercises 49 ticular ear mark which designated the animals belonging to him, thus enabling him to distinguish them from those of his neighbors, an object now accom- plished by branding the initials of the owner upon all animals roaming at large upon public lands. Swine were also numerously raised in the early years of the settlement and were useful for food and for exterminating the poisonous serpents which were then numerous. The records of the town show that from 1740 to 1761, those who repre- sented it in the Colonial Assembly were named either Benedict, Smith, Olm- stead, Keeler or Hawlcy. Of the thirty-three years between 1746 and 1779, Samuel Olmstead was one of the representatives of the town for twenty-nine years, and from 1769 to 1791 Col. Philip Burr Bradley was one of the repre- sentatives for nineteen years, it evidently being the practice to send the same representative long enough to enable him to become familiar with the duties of the position, and thus render the town better service than an inexperienced person. It is to be regretted that the record of the events of the town immediately following its settlement is so meagre, for the beginning of things is always in- teresting. Remember it was twenty-four years before George Washington was born that the town was settled. Not a printing press in the colony until a year after the town was settled, and not a newspaper until 1755. The bible and the catechism were about the only books to be found in the houses of the people. Books for the instruction and entertainment of children were rare. Even such light juvenile literature as the New England Primer was not published until between 1785 to 1790. The only relief from this situation for a long time was from the instruction and teaching of the minister as the families assembled in the meeting house from time to time. The town was exceedingly fortunate in its early selection of ministers who established and endeavored to maintain a high standard of morals and citizen- ship, for the times in which they lived. The mere mention of their names con- firms this statement: the Reverends Thomas Hawley, Jonathan Ingersoll and Samuel Goodrich, honored ancestors of three distinguished families, each of whom had much to do in forming the character of the community in which they lived, labored and died. Thomas Hawley was a graduate of Harvard, Ingersoll and Goodrich of Yale, both of these institutions then in their infancy. The Rev. Samuel Goodrich and his distinguished son. Samuel G. Good- rich, known as " Peter Parley," have made the most valuable contributions in existence to the history of the town, during their residence here. Some of the character sketches of various persons, made by the son " Peter Parley," are ex- ceedingly clever productions, notably those of " Aunt Delight Benedict," his first school teacher, " Lieutenant Smith," the village philosopher, " Master Steb- bins," the center school teacher, " Granther Baldwin," the miser, " Mat Olm- stead," the village wit, " Bige Benedict," the expert horseman, " Sarah Bishop," 7 50 lyoS Ridge field Bi-Centennial 1908 the hermitess, " Grace Ingersoll," at the French Court, " Col. Philip Burr Brad- ley," the Federalist, '' Gen. Joshua King," the democrat, and others, giving a description of the various characters living in the town in his school boy days. Just here for the information of the younger portion of the community let me read a copy of a conveyance recorded in the public records in 1740. " Know all men by these presents, that I, David Scott, of Ridgefield, in the county of Fairfield and Colony of Connecticut for the consideration of two hundred pounds, current money of said colony, to me in hand well and truly paid by Vivus Danchy of Ridgefield, aforesaid have bargained and sold and by these presents do fully and freely and absolutely bargain, sell, convey and con- firm unto the said Vivus Danchy, his executors and administrators, a certain negro woman, named Dinah, and a negro boy, named Peter, to be servants or slaves during the term of their natural lives, together with all their wearing apparel. To have and to hold the said slaves as aforesaid to the said Danchy, his executors and administrators for the term of their lives. And I, the said David Scott do hereby covenant to defend said slaves to said Danchy, his executors and administrators against the lawful claims of every person whatsoever. In witness whereof I have hereunto signed, sealed and delivered this deed of sale, together with the said negro woman named, Dinah, and the negro boy, named Peter, this 13th day of February, A. D. 1740. [Signed] David Scott, Witness, Ebenezer Smith, Timothy Keeler. Recorded June 19, 1749." This was by no means an uncommon transaction in those days, and was not considered discreditable to the parties concerned. In October, 1774, the Colonial Assembly passed a law forbidding the importation of slaves into the colony and prohibiting the traffic resulting therefrom, but it did not emancipate those already so held, as they were considered the lawful property of its citizens, which could not be confiscated under the constitution as then existing. In 1795 there were 2,779 slaves owned in the State, 17 of whom were still living in 1840. Other interesting extracts from the public records could be produced in- dicative of the character and spirit of these early settlers, if time and space could permit. The settlement slowly increased in numbers until in 1756, its population was 1,115 ^"d in 1774, just previous to the Revolution, was 1,708. The people of the town were slow to renounce allegiance to the government of Great Britain and on January 30, 1775, at a public meeting reaffirmed their loyalty to the parent government and declined to adopt the measures of the Con- tinental Congress for securing and defending the rights and liberties of the GENERAL JOSHUA KING of Ridgefield, the guard who accompanied Major Andre to the gallows in the Revolution- Painting in estate of his grandson, the late J. Howard King, and loaned by his widow GENERAL DAVID WOOSTER Hero of the American Revolution — Killed by a musket ball fired by a Tory during an engagement two miles north o^ Ridgefield post office — He was born in Stratford. March 2, 1710 — Graduated at Yale in 1738 — Died May 2, 1777 From an old oil painting by permission Record of the Bi-Centennial Exercises 51 CJnited American Colonies. They were not only loyally inclined but considered that resistance to such a powerful government would probably be unsuccessful and ultnnately end in defeat, confiscation of property and severe punishment for the act of rebellion ; and most cool, clear headed, disinterested observers would have thought likewise. But upon becoming better informed of the determined spirit which pervaded the country, on December 17th of the same year, they rescinded their action and joined heartily with their fellow colonists in the long struggle which finally ended in securing the freedom of the colonies from the unjust"^ re- quirements of the " mother country." Captains Gamaliel Northrop and David Olmstead each raised a company of soldiers to take part in the Revolution which followed and Col. Philip Burr Bradley was commissioned as colonel of the Fifth Connecticut Reo-iment in the regular army. Col. Bradley was a graduate of Yale, the ancestor of a promi- nent and distmguished family, of whom Peter Parley says, " He was the leading citizen of the place, in station, wealth, education and power of intellect." He was afterwards marshal of the District of Connecticut during Washington's ad- ministration, and a judge of the Superior Court of Fairfield County. The story of Gov. Tryon's raid upon Danbury and his retreat through Ridge- field, with the battle which occurred at the north end of the main street of the town, evidences of which remain to the present day, has been told many times and will not now be repeated. It may, however, be said here, that it is not creditable to the town, that the battle ground has not been before this suitably designated by a boulder and bronze tablet, containing a brief record of the sanguinary struggle, for the in- formation of the coming generations. After the close of the Revolutionary War the town prospered and the vari- ous surplus products were carted to tide water and shipped by sloops to the nearest market. It was at this time that Gen. Joshua King came to Ridgefield, married the youngest daughter of the Rev. Jonathan Ingersoll and established a country store (on the site where is now a cottage called "Old Hundred"), under the firm name of King & Dole, which became a successful business concern, which firm afterwards became known as King & Hawley (Mr. William Hawley hav- mg married Katherine, the daughter of Gen. King), later as Hawley & Bailey and still later as Bailey & Gage, all of whom acquired what was then considered a handsome competence in the business. Abner Gilbert conducted a similar store at the north end of the street and Squire Thaddeus Keeler and various parties were interested in a store op- posite what was called " The Big Shop," until now known as the " Comer Store." The Danchys also conducted a store in the center of the village. At one time carriages were manufactured, also cabinet work, shoes, hats, tin ware of various kinds, and a tannery was conducted in the district known as " Titicus," but the town was not favorably situated for either mercantile or manu- facturing business, and through the change of industrial conditions these various small industries gravitated towards the business centers after about 1850, and 52 1708 Ridge field Bi-Centennial 1908 since that time our most enterprising sons have done likewise ; and upon their invitation many of our daughters have followed suit. Previous to 1852 the only means of communication with the world outside of Ridgefield was by the stage coach, but in that year the Danbury and Norwalk Railroad was opened for use, connecting at Norwalk with the New York & New Haven Railroad which was opened in 1849, ^ri^ nr\\.\\ 1870, when the Ridgefield branch began operation, the stage coach conveyed all passengers into and out of the town by the way of Branchville. The Danbury and Norwalk Railroad was located, constructed and for many years operated under the superintendence and direction of a well-known Ridgefield man, named Harvey Smith, who also constructed a portion of the Hartford, Providence and Fishkill Railroad, and who was one of the most prominent and capable men of his time.

Berlin CT John Allyn was appointed clerk. For some years the church had no settled pastor. Rev. Nathan Fenn of Milford was ordained May 3, 1780. He had studied theology with Dr. Smalley of New Britain, and was well acquainted with the parish before his settlement. He died April 21, 1799, much lamented by his parishioners. On June 9, 1802, Rev. Evan Johns, a native of Wales, and for a time minister in Bury St. Edmunds, England, was installed. He was dismissed Feb. 13,18LI, after a ministry of nine years
  • ID: I76024
  • Name: Samuel FENN
  • Given Name: Samuel
  • Surname: Fenn
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: DE058380DC7648458E428FFB8F77677905DB
  • Change Date: 22 Apr 2006
  • Birth: 27 SEP 1746 1 2
  • Death: 25 FEB 1827 in Plymouth, Litchfield, CT 1 2

    Father: Benjamin FENN b: ABT 1720
    Mother: Mary PECK b: 30 JUL 1718

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth BALDWIN b: 2 JUL 1750
    • Married: EST 1770 1
    1. Has No Children Samuel FENN b: ABT 1774

    Marriage 2 Hannah ?KEELER b: 23 DEC 1757
    • Married: 13 NOV 1803 2

    1. Abbrev: Families of Early Milford CT
      Title: Abbott, Susan Woodruff (compiler), Families of Early Milford Connecticut (Baltimore, Genealogical Pub. Co., 1979
      Page: p. 20
    2. Abbrev: The American Genealogist (TAG)
      Title: The American Genealogist; a continuation of the New Haven Genealogical Magazine (New Haven, CT, Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., 1932 on)
      Page: 24:131 (1948)
  • ID: I43148
  • Name: SARAH FENN
  • Given Name: SARAH
  • Surname: FENN
  • Sex: F
  • _UID: 3EF922BF26B69E418266B5EC56B8256FFE02
  • Change Date: 12 Feb 2003
  • Birth: APR 1724 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut
  • Reference Number: PT5C-45
  • Death: Y

    Father: Joseph FENN b: SEP 1688 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut c: 2 SEP 1688 in First Church, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut
    Mother: Abigail (Wife of Joseph FENN) b: ABT 1688
  • ID: I5768
  • Name: Martha POTTER
  • Surname: POTTER
  • Given Name: Martha
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 16 Mar 1754 in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut
  • Death: 21 Jun 1827 in Plymouth, Litchfield Co, Connecticut
  • Ancestral File #: ZXSZ-LH
  • _UID: 45967E756527D511AD50004854206769C92A
  • Note:
    F#: 453831, P#: 7, O#: 39828 @; [SP: Pre-1970].

    F#: 458278 @; [B: Pre-1970, E: Pre-1970]. NOTE: This child was not listed
    in the original extraction from the Donald Linus Jacobus & Arthur Coon Ives
    books, but was added based on these LDS ORDINANCE INDEX references.
  • Change Date: 21 May 2003 at 10:50:48

    Father: Daniel POTTER (Deacon) b: 9 Jun 1718 in of New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
    Mother: Martha IVES b: 1 May 1717 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut c: 1717 in First Cong. Ch., New Haven, New Haven

    Marriage 1 Jason FENN b: 19 Nov 1751 in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut
    • Married: 15 Jan 1778 in Plymouth, Litchfield Co, Connecticut

    1. Repository:
        Name: Family History Library
        Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USA

      Title: Ancestral File (R)
      Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
      Publication: Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998

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hisrory of the town of plymouth

original proprietors of Plymouth

Gideon Northrop

Joseph Northrop

Elinathan Ives

Samuel Fenn.
Samuel Fehn, Jr.
Jesse Fenn.
Jason Fenn.
Jacob Fenn.
Aaron Fenn.
Eber Fenn.
Isaac Fenn.
Gershom Fenn.

Abijah Fenn.

Lyman Fenn

Davidand Jonathan Ludington

ebenezer Elwell as an early settler some tome after 1730 and before 1737

1737 first asked for independence as a parish/town

"up River" or Northern people

founded may 1795? forerly a part of waterbury and warertown socirty of northbury in 1780

northbury parish some went 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; and that the same is so situated that it is very inconvenient to do this town business owing to the badness of the roads, length of the way, and other inconveniences, and also showing that the situation of said town and their amount in the list are sufficient to entitle them to be incorporated into two distinct towns, and that they are willing to be restricted to one representative from each town at the General Assembly, praying for relief as per memorial on file.

A good many settlers were attracyed to Goshen in 1738 (spring) in hte espectation that it would bemade the county seat. when a county should be formed; an expectation justified by its entral position in the county, but which in the event was destined to be diappoinyed.


All the wills of the pioneers re in the probate office of woodbury

eli terry came to plymouth in 1793 to start the busibess of loknaking

September 1815 year of the dystentery scourge



Jeremiah Markham, the subject of this sketch, was born in Enfield, Conn., January 20, 1734. He was the son of Jeremiah

...In 1797 he had purchased two hundred acres of land in the wild west of Connecticut, being the grant to Rev. Ichabod Camp, in payment for services as chaplain in the Revolutionary Army, and in this year he went there to live, and built a blacksmith's shop. He is said to have forged knife blades equal to the English. To this tract were added two hundred acres by son and grandson, so that the homestead comprised at one time four hundred acres of rugged land in the southern part of Plymouth.

Amos Bronson's second son, Noah Miles, was a man of strong mind and of a public spirit. He built the turnpike road along the banks of the Naugatuck to Salem Bridge in Water- bury, connecting there with the turnpike road to New Haven and with the road to Derby Landing. The building of this road through its length was thought an undertaking of no ordinary kind in those days. It was not completed until 1802. Before this time in passing from Jericho to VVaterbury, after the Revolution, one was obliged to ford the stream four or five times and remove from twenty-five to thirty sets of bars.

Gaius Fenn invented and obtained patent for the Fenn faucet about 1810. Also other frames cups etc.



Son Alvin was born in New York (census).
He is listed as a shoemaker.
His children & grandchildren bear the following names which might indicate other family connections:

Son Gerrit was born in Connecticut (census)
He is listed as a farm Laborer
Amos 1790

  • ID: I09934 NEWTON ELDEST SON OF HETH (Father: Joseph Northrup
    b: 6 FEB 1697/98 in Milford, New Haven Co., Connecticut
    Mother: Ruth Allen b: ABT. 1704

    Marriage 1 Anna Newton b: ABT. 1760
  • Name: Newton Northrop 1 2
  • Birth: 26 MAY 1781 in Milford, New Haven Co., Connecticut 2 Death: 6 JAN 1858 2
  • Occupation: Carpenter and joiner
  • Milford cemetary


born 02 Dec 1732. He married JOHANNA LEACH 25 Aug 1757. Child of THOMAS NORTHROP and
JOHANNA LEACH is: 356. i. AMOS13 NORTHRUP, b. 1765, New Fairfield, Connecticut; d. 06 Apr 1848,
Fairfield, Vermont.


SIR1 DENORVILLE) was born 14 Apr 1765, and died 12 Oct 1835 in Smithfield, Madison,
New York. He married BETSEY STEDMAN 10 Mar 1796, daughter of TRISTAM
STEDMAN. She was born 18 Dec 1773, and died 15 Nov 1852. Child of AMOS


271. Abraham Northrop , Jr. (Abraham Northrup4, Joseph Northrup , 3Rd3, Joseph Northrup , 2Nd2, Joseph Northrup1) was born 9 DEC 1747 in Salem (South Salem or Salem Center, Westchester Co.), New York, and died 16 JAN 1808 in Saratoga Co., New York. He was buried in Old Cemetery, Charlton, Saratoga Co., New York. He married Anna Doolittle 20 DEC 1770 in Church of Christ, South Salem (Salem Center), Westchester Co., New York. She was born 27 APR 1748, and died 3 DEC 1827 in Saratoga Co., New York. She was buried in Old Cemetery, Charlton, Saratoga Co., New York.

Children of Abraham Northrop , Jr. and Anna Doolittle are:
+ 812   i. Andrew Northrop was born ABT. OCT 1771 in South Salem (Salem Center), Westchester Co., New York, and died UNKNOWN in Jefferson, Schoharie Co., New York.
  813   ii. Abigail Northrop was born ABT. DEC 1772 in South Salem (Salem Center), Westchester Co., New York, and died UNKNOWN.
+ 814   iii. Joseph Philip Northrop was born ABT. MAR 1774 in South Salem (Salem Center), Westchester Co., New York, and died 1843.
  815   iv.

Northrop was born ABT. 1776, and died UNKNOWN.



  1. Has Children Abraham Northrop , Jr. b: 9 DEC 1747 in Salem (South Salem or Salem Center, Westchester Co.), New York
  2. Has No Children Caleb Northrop b: 21 APR 1749 in Salem (South Salem or Salem Center, Westchester Co.), New York
  3. Has No Children Jemina Northrop b: 4 SEP 1750 in Salem (South Salem or Salem Center, Westchester Co.), New York
    Marriage 2 Mehetabel Gunn b: ABT. 1727 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut

    Married: 13 JUL 1752 2
  1. Has No Children Amy Northrup b: ABT. 1753 in Salem (South Salem or Salem Center, Westchester Co.), New York
  2. Has Children Job Northrup b: ABT. AUG 1755 in South Salem (Salem Center), Westchester Co., New York
  3. Has No Children Mehetabel Northrup b: ABT. NOV 1756 in South Salem, New York
  4. Has No Children Joel Northrup b: ABT. AUG 1758 in South Salem, New York
  5. Has No Children Sarah Northrup b: ABT. MAR 1761 in South Salem (Salem Center), Westchester Co., New York
  6. Has No Children Lois Northrup b: ABT. MAY 1763 in South Salem (Salem Center), Westchester Co., New York
  7. Has No Children Joanna Northrup b: ABT. FEB 1766 in South Salem (Salem Center), Westchester Co., New York
    Marriage 3 Anna Culver b: ABT. 1735

    Married: 1 AUG 1792 in Lenox, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts 2 6

  816   v. Esther Northrop was born 8 JUN 1778, and died 8 JUL 1851.
+ 817   vi. Israel Northrop was born 3 JAN 1780 in Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Co., New York, and died AFT. 1850 in Tully, Onondaga Co., New York.
  818   vii. Lois Northrop was born ABT. 4 JUL 1789, and died 4 NOV 1880.



Northrop, Unknown         :3200115    Census
Search for this name at Has no children Spouse: Hannah Betts 

Other ID him as

  • ID: I1253
  • Name: Jared NORTHROP
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 19 NOV 1761 in Ridgefield, Fairfield, CT

    Father: Aaron NORTHROP b: 30 NOV 1720 in Ridgefield, Fairfield, CT
    Mother: Rebecca HYATT

    Marriage 1 Hannah BETTS b: 27 SEP 1768 in Wilton, Fairfield, CT
    • Married: ABT 1788 in of Ridgefield, Fairfield, CT
    • Note:



Father prob John or Cyrus

  • ID: I646068188
  • Given Name: UNKNOWN
  • Surname: Northrop
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 29 Mar 2006

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
    • Married: 27 Jul 1796 in New Milford,Litchfield Co.,Connecticut
    1. Has Children Sarah (Northrup) NORTHROP b: 9 Nov 1807 in New Milford,Litchfield Co.,Connecticut


This is the son of James, Son of James in Ridgefield other listings have names

  • ID: I580055846
  • Name: Amos NORTHROP
  • Given Name: Amos
  • Surname: Northrop
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: Abt 1775/1785 in of Milford, New Haven, Connecticut or Vt
  • LDS Baptism: 9 Feb 1995 Temple: ARIZO
  • Endowment: 9 Apr 1996 Temple: ARIZO
  • Change Date: 17 Apr 2003 1
  • Note: Ancestral File Number: BCKP-T2

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth BREWSTER b: Abt 1777/1787 in of Milford, New Haven, Connecticut or Vt.
    • Note: _UIDAB22424E327ED5118AA4002078040918DE6F
    1. Has No Children UNKNOWN NORTHROP b: 1795/1800 in of Milford, New Haven, Connecticut
    2. Has No Children UNKNOWN NORTHROP b: 1795/1800 in of Milford, New Haven, Connecticut
    3. Has No Children UNKNOWN NORTHROP b: 1797 in of Milford, New Haven, Connecticut
    4. Has No Children UNKNOWN NORTHROP b: 1799 in of Milford, New Haven, Connecticut
    5. Has Children Emily Jane NORTHRUP b: 7 Jan 1809 in Milford, New Haven, Ct



  • ID: I208491
  • Name: Sarah Frisbie
  • Given Name: Sarah
  • Surname: Frisbie 1
  • Sex: F 2
    Born about 1750
    Father: Amos Frisbie b: 17 Feb 1728/29 in Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
    Mother: Mary Luddington

    Marriage 1 [Unknown] Northrop
    • Married: 1
Census Year Census Location - Amos Estimate Birth years Age stated in census approximate Age  
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   78    


Amos 1800 KENT (born 1774-1784)

age 22 Amos Northrop

1800 Kent, CT 0 0 1 (16 to 26) about age 22 0 0 0 0 1 Rachel (b 1775) about age 25?
Aner father? uncle?
0 0     Location MENTIONED in A Judd N

neighbor birthplace father mother birthyear spouse age
York Anthony       FREEMAN
Caroline, of Sharon, m York ANTHONY of Kent, Nov 23, 1820, by Frederick Gridley
Jacob Fuller   Father: Jacob FULLER b: ABT 1739 in Colchester or Kent, Litchfield Co., Connecticut
Mother: Elizabeth PAIN b: 26 DEC 1741 in Pomfret, Connecticut Birth: 22 APR 1772 in Kent, Litchfield Co., Connecticut 1 1    
James Fuller   Father: Jacob FULLER b: ABT 1739 in Colchester or Kent, Litchfield Co., Connecticut

Mother: Elizabeth PAIN b: 26 DEC 1741 in Pomfret, Connecticut
12 DEC 1764 in Kent, Litchfield Co., Connecticut 1 1

Zadoc Elwell   Jabez ELWELL b: 1728
Franklin, Dutchess Co. N.Y
Mother: Tabitha JONES   Phoebe FOSTER  
Amos Smith ? maybe Ridgefield Father: Jabez SMITH b: 12 Dec 1731 in Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut related to Seymour, Smith Camp

Mother: Rebecca NORTHRUP b: 25 Aug 1735 Ridgefield
John Northrup b: 17 JUN 1703 in Milford
Mother: Rebecca Roberts b: ABT. 1707 in Ridgefield,
1765-1774 Marriage 1 Sarah KEELER b: WFT Est 1761-1785 26-35
Aner Ives   Father: Joseph IVES b: 10 DEC 1709 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT

Mother: Mamre MUNSON b: 16 DEC 1712 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT Marriage 1 Rachel WILMOT b: 11 AUG 1743 in New Haven, New Haven, CT 13 JAN 1740 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT 1  
Asahel IVES       Marriage 1 Elsey [IVES] b: ABT 1757 b: 25 JUN 1764 in New Haven, New Haven, CT  
Has Children Aner IVES       Marriage 1 Sybil ?CASTLE    
Gamaliel Fenn   Father: John FENN b: 1714

Mother: Susanna GIBSON b: Abt 1727 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA c: 4 Jun 1727 Marriage 1 Ruth PORTER b: 17 May 1750    
Joseph Skiff, Jr.            
David Bradley 12201 prob b 1753 parents Timothy Bradley b: 30 Apr 1721 NH, Mercy (Marcy) (Mary) Baldwin b: 1 Nov 1724 Milford kids b Kent m to Lydia Smith            
Asa Parks            
? Sol Chase            
John Howard            
a Dutchess pioneer in Salisbury, Gerrit Winegar
from old dutchess



1800 amos milford

Sam'l Tibbals                  
Benjah Nettleton                  
Amos Northrop                  
Jos Clark                  
Joel smith                  
Benjah Smith                  
Jonathan Clark                  


Amos 1810 New Milford prob not my Amos?(Probably Amos who lived entire life in
New Milford) 2 males under 10 (1800-1810) 1 male 26-35 (1775-1784), 2 females under 10,
1 female 26-35 (1775-1784)

Asahel Stone                  
Joel Stone                  
Susanah Baldwin                  
Natan Peet                  
Mrs Eleazur Fisher?                  
Mrs Martin? Baldwin                  
Mrs. HAnnah Baldwin                  
Daniel ?                  
Isaac S?                  
Andrew Lampson                  
Isaac LAmpson                  
Mary Ames                  
John ? Beecher                  
Eleazur Beecher                  
Eleazur Beecher Jr                  
Nathan Bishop                  
William Bishop                  
Mrs. Eiza Bishop                  
Amos Northrop                  
David Stone                  


1810 possiblity with Joseph or Castle/Caswell Ives in Kent Joseph would be uncle to Rachel
and Castle a cousin

Hatch J?                  
Hopson John                  
Hall? Daniel                  
Holy Amos                  
Hubbel David                  
Hanford Henry                  
Hanford? Wm                  
Ives Castle                  
Ives Joseph                  
Johnson Hoyt                  

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.

amos 1820 KENT census

neighbor birthplace father mother birthyear spouse age  
Eleazur Beecher b: 21 APR 1686 in New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut         ? Elizabeth Peck    
Head of Household Census Year Town Free White Males maybe under 10
Free White Males over 10under 16 Free White Male 16-18 Free White Male 18-26 incl head of household Free White Males over 26 under 45 including head of Free White Males 45 and over including head of household Free White Females maybe under 10 Free White Females over 10 under 16 Free White Females over 16 under 26 incl head of household Free White Females over 26 under 45 incl head of household Free White Females 45 and over incl head of household Foreignners??? Agriculture Commerce Manufacture
David B Cram?                            
Sam'l Chittenden mother anna Peck             1 - 26-45 (1775- 1794)              
John Benedict                            
Stephen Chittenden m Laura /Loraine Canfield ***           1 18-26 (1794-1802-                
Nath'l Perry Esq             1 - 26-45 (1775- 1794)              
Amos Northrup 1820 Kent 1 under 10 gerrit 0 0 1 18-26 (1794-1802- Alvin 1 - 26-45 (1775- 1794) Amos 0 0 0 0 1 -26-45 (1775- 1794) ?? Rachel 1 - over 45 (1775 or earlier) ?? 3 agr
Hopson Pratt (Wife Deliverance Delia Skiff)                            
David S. Booth prob m. Lydia SHEPARD            1 18-26 (1794-1802                
Wm Mansfield                            
Bradley Mills                            

Collonel Canfied *** son of Ithamar and Betsey Canfield connection to Joel Wells son of Cyrus Northrop

          1 18-26 (1794-1802-                
Thomas Morey                            
Peter Pratt LOOK FOR DAVID was m to Julia d of Philo Northrop                            



History of the Towns of New Milford and Bridgewater,
Connecticut, 1703-1882

                                                                                                                        By Samuel Orcutt


p. 684

'HI. Col. Samuel, son of Ithamar and Betsey Canfield, m. Rebecca M., dau. of Col. Wm. Taylor.

180. Cathrine m.. Joel W. Northrop.(Joel Wells son of Cyrus) y184. Harriet; m. Frederick Boardman.

181. Helen; m. Egbert Marsh. 185. Rebecca M.; m. 1st George Lockwood; 2d Frank Platt.

182. Eliza; d. young.

183. Caroline ; in. Andrew B. Mygatt.

138. Royal I,, son of Ithamar and Betsey Canfield, m. ist Lucretia Harmon ; he m. 2d Jane Harmon.


24. Col. Samuel, 1st, son of Samuel and Abigail Canfield, m. Elizabeth Judson of Woodbury,
June 5, 1755. He died Aug. 17, 1799, oc. 73 years. She died Aug. 4, 1801, in her oyth year.
(See page 273.) He was a Colonel in the Revolution, and was stationed one winter at West
Point under Genl. McDougal.

65. Samuel, b. Jan. 30, 1756.4- 70. Asher, b. Dec. 12, 1768.

66. Jmlson, b. Jan. 23, 1759.+ 71. Hermon, b. May 19, 1771.

67. Philo, b. June 13, 1762.+ 72. Laura, b. Aug. 25, 1773; m. Stephen Chilten-

68. Ilhamar, b. Feb. 19, 1764.+ den, a lawyer of Kent, May 3, 1797.

6y. Huldah, b. Apr. 19, 1766; m. Gen). Augustine 73. Rebecca, b. Aug., 1777; m. Doct.
Ebenezcr Taylor. Lowry.

'">. Ens. Jeremiith, son of Samuel and Abigail Canfield, m. Mary Ever- ton, Mar. 7, 1759.
He m. 2d widow Abigail Oviatt, Nov. 30, 1785. He died Mar. 21, 1791, aged 54 years.

*** Canfield military record
CANFIELD, Andrew, Enice, R1658, CT Line, sol appl 11 Sep 1832 Susquehanna Cty PA
aged 71 a res of Middletown Twnshp Pa, enl at New Milford in Litchfield Cty CT & was b
there 3 Feb 1761 & lived there for 3 yrs after the war & moved to Pownal VT for 3 yrs then
to Kent a town adjoining New Milford CT for 5 yrs then to moved to Middletown PA, sol m
Eunice Fairchild in Jan 1781 at Kent CT & she was b 11 Feb 1764 & sol d 13 Jun 1843,
wid d 3 Dec 1844 both in Middletown PA, children were; Amos b 7 Oct 1782, Polly

b 10 Feb 1783 & m Jesse Edsell, Fairchild b 1 Jan 1785, Deborah b 12 Apr 1787 &
d 10 Oct 1833, Wilson b 28 Dec 1789, Mosely b 5 Apr 1792 & d 2 Dec 1811, Eunice
b 8 Jun 1795 & m Catlin Pierce, Sally b 2 Sep 1796 & m Nathaniel Billngs, Noble
b 12 Mar 1802, Ruth b 5 Apr 1804 & m James W. Pratt & Andrew b 13 Apr 1808,
in 1845 the residence of surviving children was as follows, towit; Fairchild, Wilson,
Eunice Pierce, Nobel & Ruth Pratt at Pike in Bradford Cty PA, Amos & Andrew in
Middletown PA, Polly Edsell in Warren PA & Sally Billings in Elmira NY, in 1832 one
Russel Pratt was a res of Middletown PA but no relationship to sol's daughter Ruth was

    Azariah, BLW #5601-100-23 Feb 1797 to Ithamar Canfield, srv as a Pvt in the CT Line.
    Daniel, S29696, Cont Line (CT), appl 28 Mar 1818 Litchfield Cty CT aged 57 a res
    of Norfolk CT, lived at Danbury CT at enl, in 1820 sol had a wife aged 62, sol d
    8 Mar 1841 at Lenox in Berkshire Cty MA leaving a wid, sol's son Ruama Canfield
    a res of Colebrook in Litchfield Cty CT on 9 Jul 1853 states he is a son of Daniel &
    Ruth Canfield both dec'd in 1853.
    Daniel, Elizabeth, W9768, NY Line, sol was b 10 Feb 1757, enl in NY, appl
    2 Apr 1825 Randolph Cty VA & in 1830 he had moved to Crawford Cty OH
    to be near 3 of his sons, sol & wife m last of Oct or 1st of Nov 1778 in Dutchess
    Cty NY & she was b 24 May 1759, sol d 31 Oct 1832 Lewis Cty VA, wid appl
    17 May 1843 Jennings Cty IN, children were; Nathan b 20 Jun 1779 &
    d 1813 near Chillicothe OH, Mary b 12 Nov 1781 & was dec'd in 1843, Titus
    b 28 Aug 1784 & was dec'd in 1843, Sarah b 14 Feb 1787, Zachariah
    b 8 or 28 Sep 1790 & was dec'd in 1843, Daniel b 17 Aug 1791, Amos
    b 14 Jun 1794, Jedediah b 20 Sep 1796, Moses b 6 Oct 1798, Henry
    b 18 Jan 1801, Margaret b 10 Jun 1804, also shown was the family records
    of sol's son Jedediah Canfield, towit; Priscilla b 31 May 1809 (probably his wife),
    Aaron b in Sep 1828, Amos b 25 Jan 183?, Daniel b 17 Mar 1833, Anny
    b 9 Sep 1835, Phillip M. b 22 Aug 183? & Nancy b 16 Mar 1841.
    Dennis, Polly, W6636, BLW #222-60-55 & BLW #6956-100, NY Line, sol appl
    18 Mar 1818 Rutland Cty VT a res of Denby aged 55, in 1820 sol had a wife Ruth
    aged 72 & a son Nathan aged 23, wid appl 24 May 1853 Erie Cty NY aged 67,
    sol & wid m 5 Jun 1824 or 25 & sol d 20 May 1846 at Hamburg NY, wid appl for
    BLW 11 Jun 1855 Erie Cty NY a res of Hamburgh NY, wid's name before m was Polly Mix.
    Dennis, BLW #6956-100-24 Jan 1792 assignee Stephen Thorne, also
    BLW #222-60-55, srv as a Pvt in the NY Line, enl at Nine Partners NY, in 1853
    sol's son Dennis Canfield lived in East Hamburgh NY & in 1835 a Jared Canfield
    was of Hamburgh NY, see Dennis Canfield W6636.
    Ebenezer, Polly confirmed wid & alleged wid Elizabeth, W5245,
    BLW #35843-160-55, NY Line, sol was b at Bedford in Westchester Cty NY &
    lived at Fishkill NY 1st enl & also at Nine Partners NY at other enl, sol appl
    15 Oct 1832 Otsego Cty NY aged 64, sol m Polly Frear his 2nd wife
    11 May 1819 at Walton NY & sol m 3rd to Elizabeth Bovee on 23 Oct 1841 at
    Otsego NY, sol d 9 Sep 1849 at Unadilla NY & wid Elizabeth was allowed pension
    but was dropped from rolls as she was not lawful wife of sol (wid Polly appl
    14 Dec 1854 Walton NY aged 68), in 1854 David & Esther Canfield stated
    Polly Canfield was their step-mother, in 1855 David Canfield & Mrs. Tracy
    (--) were referred to as children of sol & his 1st wife (not named), sol also
    srv a tour for a Titus Canfield but relationship not stated, wid Polly appl for
    BLW 23 Oct 1855 Delaware Cty NY.
    Elijah, S2106, Cont & CT Line, sol appl 9 May 1808 Portage Cty OH aged 59
    a res of Palmyra OH, in 1820 sol had a wife Anna aged 63 & a bound girl Jane
    Gilmor aged 12 & a boy David P. Miller aged 6 who was give to him when he
    was age of 5, sol enl 1st iin state of NY & 2nd time at New Milford CT.
    Elijah, S45316, Cont Line (NY), appl 4 Sep 1819 Orange Cty NY aged 64 a
    res of Minisink NY, enl at Fort Montgomery NY, in 1820 sol had a wife Mary aged 57.
    Isaiah, Anne, W16883, CT Line & srv on Lake Champlain, sol m Anne Leet 3
    Jan 1776 at Saybrook (that part which was later Chester) in Middlesex Cty CT,
    sol d 11 June 1820 aged 69, wid appl 21 Jun 1837 Albany Cty NY aged 77
    a res of Albany NY, sol's daughter Lucy wife of John G. Webb of Albany NY
    signed aff'dt 21 Jun 1837, wid appl for transfer to NY City on 7 Jan 1839.
    Israel, S40801, Cont Line (VT), appl 13 Apr 1818 Bennington Cty VT a res of
    Arlington VT, in 1821 sol had a wife Sarah aged 48 & a son William aged 10.
    Israel, S3142, NJ Line, appl 4 Aug 1832 Morris Cty NJ aged 73 & had enl there,
    sol was b 3 Jul 1759.
    Ithamar, Betsey, R1657, CT Line, sol appl 16 Oct 1834 Litchfield Cty CT
    aged 70 on 19 Feb 1834, sol srv part of time as a sub for Heth Canfield
    (relationship not stated) of New Milford CT & sol was b there 19 Feb 1764
    & always lived there, wid appl 19 Jul 1849 Litchfield Cty Ct aged 79,
    m 25 Sep 1787 & sol d 11 Apr 1848, sol's son Royal I. Canfield was
    aged 55 in 1849 & states wid was b 2 Jan 1770.
    John, S10425, NY Line, appl 16 Feb 1833 Orange Cty NY aged 82 a res of Cornwall
    NY & had enl there & at one time lived 20 yrs in Walkill NY then returned to Cornwall NY.
    Oliver, S23566, CT & cont Line, appl 10 Sep 1832 Bradford Cty PA aged 67 a res of
    Columbia Twnshp PA, sol enl at New Milford in Litchfield Cty CT.
    Philo, Mary P., R1659, CT Line, sol appl 13 May 1788 Litchfield Cty CT a res of Kents
    Parish in Southeast Precinct of Dutchess Cty NY & was awarded $24 per annum, wid
    appl 9 Feb 1839 New York City NY, sol srv under his father Col Samuel Canfield &
    had lived at New Milford in Litchfield Cty CT at enl, sol m Mary P. Clark on 1 Jan 1783
    & sol d 10 Mar 1827, so's bro Ithamar signed aff'dt in 1838.
    Samuel, S15772, CT & Cont Line, sol was b 31 Jan 1755 or 56 at New Milford in
    Litchfield Cty CT, sol was called Samuel Canfield, Jr. during the war, sol appl
    28 Sep 1821 Litchfield Cty CT a res of Sharon, sol d 1 Oct 1837 leaving no wid,
    in 1842 surviving children were; Jay S. Canfield & Cornelia wife of Israel Camp
    both of Sharon CT.
    Timothy, BLW #6953-100-16 Mar 1792 assignee Ebenezer Purdy, srv as a Pvt in the
    NY Line.
    Timothy, S45317, NY Line, appl 22 Mar 1819 Otsego Cty NY aged 50, enl at
    Poughkeepsie NY, in 1820 sol had a wife in tolerable health.

Amos 1830 Kent

Head of Household Census Year Town Free White Males
under 5
Free White Males 5-10 Free White Male 10-20 Free White Male 20-30 Free White Males 30-40 Free White Males 40-50 Free White Males 50-60 Free White Males 60-70 Free White Males70-80 Free White Males 80-90 Free White Males 90-100     10-20       50-60    
Amos Northrop               1

Susan Chocum?

Luther Dexter                                            
Elias Nodine                                            
Joseph Skiff                                            
Russel Stone                                            
Hiram Stone                                            
Ruben hunter                                            
Willis Hall                                            
Leeman? Beecher                                            
Horace crosby                                            
Alfred Mory                                            
Nehemiah Norton                                            
Gilbert Waldron                                            
Andrew Cummins                                            
Amos Northrop                                            
Ruth Hubbel prob wid of Thaddeus born Betts                                         60-70  
Thankful Berry                                            
Eliphalet Johnson                                            
Ira Root                                            
Bebee Payne                                            
Philo Fuller                                            
Harvey Smith                                            
Asa Parks                                            
Wm Davison                                            

There are no entries on the right portion with Slaves or Free Colored Persons

1840 Amos (age 60-70 b 1770-1780 ) living with Gerry and next to Alvin

Mallory Henry or Kenny                  
Mallory Polly                  
Mallory Benjah                  
Mallory Sherman C                  
Monh??, Nelson                  
Munson, Charles                  
Marsh, Chauncey?                  
Noth, Solomon                  
Northrop, Gerry                  
Northrop, Alvin                  
Osborne, Able                  
Peck, Harman                  
Peck, Curtis                  
Peck, Ethel                  
Peck, Phineas                  

amos 1850 1774 +-

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1850 Amos Kent age 78 pauper


1860 Washington appears that Amos died before 1860

1870 litchfield too old should be 57 or 8

1870 Warren is the right one age 59

Surname GivenName Age Sex Race Birthplace State County Location Year

a a Clerk or Clock wrong age

listed as minister Not the same George



Augustus, m. Minerva CARTER, Feb. 7, 1811
Frederick, s. Augustus & Minerva, b. Feb. 21, 1812
Sarah A., of Warren, m. Mason S. BREWSTER, of New York City, Oct. 26, 1840, by Rev. Harley Goodwin

Seaman's Protection Certificate

Certificate Date Name Age City, State Complexion Certificate Number
10/01/1803 Northrop, Amos 37 Milford, Connecticut   1207

This Amos is born 1766 so might not be the correct Amos

The Napoleonic Wars were a series of conflicts involving Napoleon's French Empire and
changing sets of European allies and opposing coalitions that ran from 1803 to 1815. Unlike
its many coalition partners, Britain remained at war throughout the period of the Napoleonic
Wars. Protected by naval supremacy In response to the impressment of American seamen
by British ships, Congress passed an "Act for the Relief and Protection of American Seamen"
in 1796. The Act required customs collectors to maintain a record of all United States citizens
serving on United States vessels. Each seaman, once registered with the customs collector,
was given a Seaman's Protection Certificate. These certificates vouched for the citizenship of
the individual and included identifying information such as age, height, complexion, place of
birth, and in some cases eye and hair color. The intention of these certificates was to
discourage impressment. Although important documents it appears that seaman often
misplaced theirs. At the very least there are several issued in consecutive years to what
appear to be issued to the same person.

Northrop, Amos 37 Milford, Connecticut   New Haven
Northrop, Edward A. 27 New Milford, Connecticut   New Haven
Northrop, Isaac 14 Woodbridge, Connecticut   New Haven
Northrop, Isaac 20 Wilmington, North Carolina   Newport
Northrop, John 23 Milford, Connecticut   New Haven
Northrop, Lazarus 25 Milford, Connecticut   New Haven
Northrop, Samuel 20 New Haven, Connecticut   New Haven
Northrop, Samuel B. 18 New Haven, Connecticut   New Haven
Northrop, William B. 24 New Haven, Connecticut   New Haven
Northrop, William S. 23 New Haven, Connecticut   New Haven
Northrop?, Thomas 28 Washington, Rhode Island Dark New London
Northrup, Benjamin 22 South Kingston, Rhode Island   Newport
Northrup, John W. 18 North Kingston, Rhode Island   Newport
Northrup, Robert S. 19 Portsmouth, Rhode Island   Newport
Northrup, William D. 20 Portsmouth, Rhode Island   Newport
Northup, Cyrus H. 17 Newport, Rhode Island   Newport
Northup, David, Jr. 20 E. Greenwich, Rhode Island   Newport
Northup, Gideon 25 South Kingston, Rhode Island   Newport
Northup, Henry B. 16 Hebron, New York   Newport
Northup, John 20 N. Kingston, Rhode Island   Newport
Northup, John 25 N. Kingston, Rhode Island   Newport
Northup, Joseph H. 16 Newport, Rhode Island   Newport
Northup, Samuel 18 S. Kingston, Rhode Island   Newport
Northup, Samuel Y. 25 S. Kingston, Rhode Island   Newport
Northup, Smith 30 S. Kingston, Rhode Island   Newport
Northup, Stutely, Jr. 23 N. Kingston, Rhode Island   Newport

none of these have complexion entries some others are light dark sandy florid negro, indian, color


Genealogical Fallout from the War of 1812
By Ruth Priest Dixon
© 1992 Ruth Priest Dixon

The impressment of American seamen by the British was one of the causes of the War of 1812.
The practice also resulted in the creation of extensive records about merchant seamen that are
of great value to genealogists and historians. These Seamen's Protection Certificate Applications
for what might well be called a merchant seaman's passport have remained virtually untouched
since they were originally filed. Now they are being organized and preserved, and those from the
early years are already indexed. These records are in the Old Military and Civil Branch at the
National Archives. 1

Seamen's Protection Certificates (SPCs) were authorized by the Fourth Congress on May 28,
1796, to protect American merchant seamen from impressment. The British maintained that
they had a right to use press gangs to forcibly recruit British seamen in port or on the high seas,
and their attitude was "once a British subject, always a British subject." In fact, any
English-speaking sailor was in danger of being impressed. During the war with Napoleon, the
British stepped up impressments. 2 The Archives records tell many tales of impressment.
John Howard appeared before a notary in Philadelphia on September 3, 1807, and described
his experiences. He sailed on the ship Martha Washington out of Savannah bound for London
with Certificate No. 14148 issued in June 1806 in his pocket. The ship "sprung a leak" and put
into Antigua on St. Johns island "in distress." Here he was "pressed" by the British and put on
board the sloop of war Timrod, and the "Protection was forcibly taken from him." He escaped
and returned to Philadelphia. The deposition of Sarah Dickinson dated April 11, 1811, states
that her son, John Dickinson, twenty-two years old and born in Philadelphia, sailed in June
1809 for Liverpool and that she had been informed that he was impressed and detained on
board one of the British ships of war. In applying for a duplicate SPC in 1817, James Francis
stated that he "had a protection granted him by the Collector of this Port on or about 12 March
1806 which was torn up and destroyed by a British Captain when at sea."

Ellsworth a section of Sharon, CT

Very early in the history of Sharon the area known as Ellsworth developed an identity separate

from that of the larger town, culminating in the establishment of a second ecclesiastical society in
1800. Ellsworth also supported Reverend Daniel Parker's large boarding school (1805) where
within three years 200 young men came to study from as far away as Ohio, Maine and Virginia.
Construction of the Sharon-Goshen Turnpike (1803) increased traffic through the settlement,
which by mid-century supported two churches, two district schools, two sawmills, gristmill,
blacksmith shop, cemetery, doctor's office, and two stores. The Methodist Church building,
an excellent example of Greek Revival architecture, was erected shortly after 1839 when
worshippers acquired land from Erastus Lord and Lewis Peck. In the late nineteenth century
(1894) the Morey brothers acquired the property and operated a store here for a time. In
1928 the Taghhannuck Grange #100 purchased the property and retains ownership to this day.

Methodists in Ellsworth originally gathered in the home of Joshua Millard, a native
of nearby Cornwall.

J. Thomas Scharf, in his monumental History of Westchester County, New York, L. E.
Preston & Co., Philadelphia, 1886 Reprinted by Picton Press, 1992. Vol. 2, p. 493, told
of the early days of the Methodist Episcopal Church,

. . . circuits were the adopted form of regular pastoral visitations to preaching-points, some

being termed "six weeks' circuits," some "four weeks circuits", this being the length of time
required by the preacher to fill his various preaching appointments on the circuit and reach
his starting-point again.

Dutchess Court
1812 Smith, James H. "The Churches of Pawling" from History of Dutchess County,
New York. 1882. "The Methodist Society was organized here a few years after the
beginning of the present century. The first attempt to build a house of worship was
made in the year 1812. Among the early ministers were Revs. Wm Thatcher, Nathan
Streathen, Nathan or John Emory, an Irishman by the name of Moriarity, Billy Hibbard,
Elijah Woolsey, and Beardsley Northrop.
Reverand Elijah Woolsey (1771-1850) northrop ME.htm

































































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