897855 A Branch of Connecticut Northrops 1619 to Present


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





Webster (offsite)

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

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Winthrop Blaine Northrop

(brother of George Ives Northrop)

Born 12/1/1884 died 11/8/32

Did not marry

He and Mama Northrop (Margaret, Maggie Hannegan Northrop) played a big role in bringing up Alvin, Margaret and Mary Northrop after the death of Stella and then George Ives Northrop.

Letters from friends suggest that both were held in very high regard by family and friends.


I keep looking for the source of the name Winthrop. I have not found any Winthrop ancestors that I can connect. Here is a possibility from Leading business men of New Haven county
p 33- 35

Sacrificing his life in a gallant attempt to redeem a reverse of the Union troops, and falling among the earliest martyrs to the cause, the name of Winthrop was soon joined with that of Ellsworth, and cherished throughout the country as an emblem of heroism and patriotic devotion. Here's the entire selection:

"Then followed the stirring days of the war. When the news of the fall of Fort Sumter arrived, the loyal citizens rallied to the support of the Government. Volunteers and supplies were immediately forthcoming. New Haven was unusually generous in her contributions throughout the war. The recruiting for a large section of the State was transacted from this city. Regiment after regiment was formed, of which the nucleus were generally New Haven men. The city was enlivened by the constantly arriving and departing detachments of the " boys in blue." They were all entertained royally, and went away cheered and enriched. New Haven's first full quota was six hundred and sixty-two men. These went to the seat of war in different regiments, and rendered loyal service in many of the great battles. The First Connecticut Regiment rendezvoused at New Haven on the 19th of April, 186 1. The ladies of the city were particularly active and generous in seeing that the gallant soldiers should not go to war in need of any good things. The greatest enthu- siasm was displayed. Ten thousand dollars was voted by the Common Council for furnishing the soldiers with bedding, food, and other necessities. The First Regiment was joined in camp at New Haven by the Second, on the 6th of May. The latter was recruited from this section of the State, and a number of companies were from New Haven. The Second Regiment was commanded by Alfred H. Terry, one of New Haven's noblest sons, and the popular Colonel of the Second Regiment of the State Militia. The First Regiment was given a glorious farewell when it broke camp for the seat of war, on the 17th of May. The regimental colors were presented with eloquent speeches at a spirited meeting, and a large concourse escorted them with cheers and music to the boat. The Second Regiment broke camp the next day, and their departure was marked by similar patriotic enthusiasm. Their colors, elaborately embroidered were the gift of the ladies of New Haven. The Third Connecticut Regiment, commanded by Colonel John Arnold, of New Haven, passed through the city, two days later, on its way to the front. At the same time that these regiments were departing for the war, a Home Guard was formed, to be ready in case of emergency. It numbered four hundred members, many of whom afterward served at the front. There were also formed five full companies of Yale students, who were regularly organized and drilled. The First, Second, and Third Connecticut Regiments were the best equipped and disciplined of the volunteer detachments which arrived among the first at Washington. They were sent into active service immediately, and took part in all the early battles of the war. In the battle of Big Bethel, June 9th, 1861, Major Theodore Winthrop, the military secretary of the commanding general, and one of the most widely known and honored ofBcers in the army, fell while leading a daring charge against the enemy's line. He was the direct descendant of John Winthrop, the first Governor of Connecticut, and was born at New Haven in 1828. Graduating from Yale at the age of twenty, he spent several years in visiting all parts of the world. He was admitted to the bar in 1855, but devoted most of his time during the next five years to literary pursuits. Many brilliant magazine articles, and several volumes, published posthumously, remain as the result of this period of work, to bear witness of his genius. He was one of the first to enlist, being very active and influential during the early days of the war. His funeral at New Haven, June 21, 1861, was attended by many celebrated men from different sections of the country. Sacrificing his life in a gallant attempt to redeem a reverse of the Union troops, and falling among the earliest martyrs to the cause, the name of Winthrop was soon joined with that of Ellsworth, and cherished throughout the country as an emblem of heroism and patriotic devotion. The Fourth of July, 1861, was celebrated at New Haven with unusual solemnity. Governor Buckingham, Connecticut's energetic '• War Governor," reviewed the volunteer and militia troops in the morning. A patriotic service was held in the afternoon, at which the " Children's Brigade," composed of one thousand New Haven boys and girls, sang national songs with great spirit and effect. Even the children had become fired by that ardent love for the country which sent their sires into the field to battle for it. About this time some disloyalty was manifested among the worst classes of the city. It was, however, promptly put down, being limited and far overshadowed by the devoted loyalty of the majority of the citizens. In the disastrous battle of Bull Run, the first shot was fired by the Connecticut troops. They made several daring charges, kept perfect order throughout —being in no wise affected by the rout — and formed a rear guard in the retreat. Colonels Terry and Chatfield, with their regiments, were among those specially commended for meritorious service. After Bull Run, the First, Second, and Third Connecticut Regiments having been called out for only thirty days, returned home, with a total loss of sixty-eight men. New Haven welcomed them with as much enthusiasm as she had shown at their departure, and their gallant sei-vice met with hearty appreciation here. Most of them soon re-enlisted, and before the end of the war ^ve hutidred of their number were holding commissions in the army. When, a few days after Bull Run, President Lincoln called for five hundred thousand men for three years. New Haven was among the first and most generous to respond. NEW Haven, past and present. 35 The Sixth, Seventh, and Ninth Connecticut Regiments were rapidly recruited and stationed at New Haven, most of the men being furnished by the city. The Sixth, under Colonel Chatfield, and the Seventh, with Colonel Terry, left New Haven on the 17th and i8th of September, 1861, amid the usual patriotic demonstrations. They were sent to the coast of South Carolina, where they performed uniformly honorable and efficient service. In the hard-fought battles on the 7th and 8th of November, 1861, which resulted in the recapture of Forts Walker and Beauregard, these two regiments •were the first to attack. The Ninth Regiment, under Colonel Cahill, left New Haven on the 4th of November, to take part with General Butler, of Massachusetts, in the capture of New Orleans.

Battle of Big Bethel (Wikipedia)

At the Battle of Big Bethel on June 10, 1861, he volunteered for General Ebenezer W. Peirce's staff and drew up a crude plan of battle. After a Federal attack to the enemy right flank was foiled, Winthrop led an ill-fated assault on the Confederate left held by four companies of the 1st Regiment North Carolina Infantry, under the command of Colonel (later Lieutenant GeneralDaniel Harvey Hill.

In the heat of battle, Major Winthrop leapt onto the trunk of a fallen tree and reportedly yelled, "One more charge boys, and the day is ours." Soon thereafter, he was killed by a musket ball to the heart and became the first casualty of rank for the Northern side in what history regards as the first pitched land battle of the Civil War. Ironically, ardent abolitionist Winthrop may have been shot by the African-American slave of a Confederate officer in the 1st North Carolina Infantry. (Three different soldiers, as well as this slave, referred to in the records only as "Sam," claimed to have killed him.)


Maj. Theodore Winthrop Of New Haven, 1st Ranking Officer To Be Killed In Civil War The Hartford Courant May 15, 2014

Remembering Theodore Winthrop and all who died for their country By Mark Alden Branch ’86 | 9:05am May 26 2014

Winthrop, Theodore (1828-1861) John Winthrop Journalist, Novelist, Travel Writer


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

Escape to New Jersey
Northrop Distribution

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

Arbor Day Northrop


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

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

The Landholders

Northrops Expanding Through New York


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

Statistically the 8512th most popular last name.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Image Courtesy of David Parker Associates