~~ Connecticut Colony ~~

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Families of the Children of William3 Washburn and Hannah Wooster

 

 

         The children of William Washburn and Hannah Wooster remained primarily in Derby, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony. Research is ongoing on these families, particularly on the grandchildren, and further research will result in more information in the future. I have included the Canfield grandchildren of William Washburn and Hannah Wooster, and do not intend to carry these families further.

 

 

 

 

William1 Washburn

 

 

Hope2 Washburn

 

 

 

 

Jane2 Nicholls

 

William3 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

Francis1 Stiles

 

 

Mary2 Stiles

 

 

 

 

Sarah

Ruth4 Washburn

 

 

 

Ephraim4 Washburn

 

 

 

Joseph4 Washburn

 

 

 

John4 Washburn

 

 

 

Edward4 Washburn

 

 

 

Gideon4 Washburn

 

 

 

Sarah4 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

Edward1 Wooster

 

 

Hannah2 Wooster

 

 

 

 

Tabitha Tomlinson

 

 

(279.) Ruth4 Washburn, eldest daughter of (93) William3 Washburn, (51) Hope2, (30) William1; born in Derby, New Haven Co., CT, on 6 July 1697,[1] married Abiram/Abriam Canfield, son of Thomas and Rebecca (Atkinson) Canfield (Jr.),[2] on 12 Sept. 1717 in Derby.[3] He was baptized on 5 Jan. 1689/90 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT,[4] a grandson of Thomas and Phebe (Crane) Canfield, of Milford, CT,[5] and Abiram Canfield was probably born in Milford, CT.

         Abiram and Ruth Canfield lived in Derby, New Haven Co., CT. He died testate in June 1772 in Derby, CT,[6] and his will was probated in June 1772. She died on 24 Sept. 1784 in Derby, CT, aged 88 years,[7] and they were both buried in Old Derby Uptown Burying Ground in Derby, CT.

         Ruth Washburn and Abiram Canfield had children:

+       862      i   Joseph Canfield, born on 1 Oct. 1719 in Derby, CT,[8] married Sarah “Sary” Stilson, daughter of Moses and Charity (Bailey) Stilson,[9] on 3 Sept. 1746 in Derby,[10] and they lived in Derby. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       863     ii   John Canfield, born on 31 Mar. 1721 in Derby,[11] married 1.) Elisabeth Johnson, of Derby, in Mar. 1751 in Derby,[12] and 2.) “Mrs.” Martha Judd, of Derby, on 20 Nov. 1753 in Derby,[13] and 3.) Sarah (___).[14] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         864    iii   Abiel Canfield, a son, born on 31 May 1723 in Derby,[15] died on 13 Mar. 1740/1 in Derby, aged 18 years,[16] and was buried in Old Derby Uptown Burying Ground in Derby, CT.

+       865    iv   William Canfield, born on 29 Oct. 1725 in Derby,[17] married Hannah Lum, daughter of Samuel and Hannah (Ted) Lum, of Derby,[18] on 6 May 1754 in Derby,[19] and they lived in Derby. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       866     v   Dr. Samuel Canfield, born on 26 Dec. 1727 in Derby,[20] married Mary Bassett, daughter of Samuel and Deborah (Bennett) Bassett, of Derby,[21] on 3 Apr. 1754 in Derby,[22] and they lived in Derby. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         867    vi   Josiah Canfield, born on 22 Dec. 1729 in Derby,[23] died on 1 Jan. 1735 in Derby, aged 5 years,[24] and was buried in Old Derby Uptown Burying Ground in Derby, CT.

         868   vii   David Canfield, born on 5 Feb. 1733/4 in Derby,[25] died on 23 Nov. 1741 in Derby, aged 7 years,[26] and was buried in Old Derby Uptown Burying Ground in Derby, CT.

+       869  viii   Dr. Josiah Canfield, born on 31 Dec. 1738 in Derby,[27] married 1.) Anne Nichols, of Newtown, CT, possibly daughter of Nathaniel and Ann Nichols, on 1 Jan. 1767 in Derby,[28] and 2.) Naomi Davis, daughter of Dan and Ruth (Wooster) Davis, of Derby,[29] on 28 Feb. 1768 in Derby.[30] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

 

 

(280.) Ephraim4 Washburn, eldest son of (93) William3 Washburn, (51) Hope2, (30) William1; born in Derby, New Haven Co., CT, in 1701,[31] married Miriam/Merriam Bowers, daughter of Samuel and Lydia (French) Bowers,[32] of Derby, CT, on 7 Oct. 1722 in Derby.[33] She was born on 5 Apr. 1703 in Derby,[34] a granddaughter of John and Bridget (Thompson) Bowers, of New Haven, and of Francis and Lydia (Bunnell) French, of Derby.[35]

         Ephraim Washburn’s name was also frequently spelled “Washbond” in the town records, and they probably lived in the part of Derby that became incorporated as Oxford, CT, in 1798. Meriam Washburn was admitted to communion in the Oxford Congregational Church on 27 Mar. 1770,[36] and she died a widow on 16 Apr. 1774 in Oxford, aged 70 years.[37]

         Ephraim Washburn and Miriam Bowers had children, order uncertain:

+       871      i   Timothy5 Washburn, born on 20 Jan. 1724/5 in Derby, CT,[38] married Hannah Curtis, daughter of Edmund and Obedient (Mallory) Curtis, of Stratford, CT,[39] on 22 Apr. 1746 in Oxford, CT,[40] and they lived in Derby, CT. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         872     ii   Hannah Washburn, born on 2 May 17?? in Derby,[41] died on 30 Oct. 1737 in Derby.[42]

         873    iii   Benjamin Washburn, a twin, born on 5 July 17?? in Derby,[43] died on 4 Nov. 1737 in Derby.[44]

         874    iv   Joseph Washburn, a twin, born on 5 July 17?? in Derby,[45] died on 28 Oct. 1737 in Derby.[46]

         875     v   Dorcas Washburn, died on 13 Nov. 1737 in Derby.[47]

         876    vi   Mary Washburn, born ca. 1738 in Derby, marriage not found.

+       877   vii   Dr. Nathan5 Washburn, born in 1738 in CT, married Mabel Glover, daughter of Benjamin and Mary (Burwell) Glover, of Newtown, CT, in ca. 1762, and they lived in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         878  viii   Hannah Washburn, born on 23 Aug. 1740 in Derby,[48] marriage not found.

         879    ix   Dorcas5 Washburn, born on 22 Mar. 1742 in Derby,[49]  married John More, of Newtown, CT, on 17 Nov. 1768 in Oxford, CT.[50] They had at least one daughter:

a. Clarina Bowers More, born on 14 Apr. 1773 in Newtown, CT.[51]

+       880     x   Bowers5 Washburn, born on 18 June 1745 in Derby,[52] married Eunice (Wooster) Wheeler, daughter of Capt. John and Eunice (Hull) Wooster, of Seymour, CT, and widow of David Wheeler,[53] in ca. 1777,[54] and they lived in Derby and Oxford, CT. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         881    xi   Benjamin Washburn, born on 6 June 1747 in Derby,[55] baptized on 29 Oct. 1752 in Oxford, CT, “upon his mother’s account,”[56] marriage not found. He was not a head of household in Connecticut in the 1790 federal census.

 

 

(282.) John4 Washburn, third son of (93) William3 Washburn, (51) Hope2, (30) William1; born in Derby, New Haven Co., CT, in ca. 1705,[57] married Sarah4 Gunn, daughter of Sgt. Abel3 and Agnes3 (Hawkins) Gunn, of Derby, CT,[58] on 5 Nov. 1729 in Derby.[59] She was born on 3 Apr. 1713 in Derby,[60] a granddaughter of Jobamah2 and Sarah (Lane) Gunn, of Milford, CT,[61] and of Joseph2 and Abigail (Holbrook) Hawkins, of Derby, CT.[62]

         John Washburn died, and Sarah (Gunn) Washburn remarried to Capt. Joseph Tuttle (Jr.), son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Sanford) Tuttle, as his second wife,[63] after 1743. He was born on 10 Nov. 1692 in New Haven, CT,[64] and had married first to Mercy Thompson, daughter of John and Mercy (Mansfield) Thompson,[65] who died on 6 Sept. 1743 in East Haven.[66] Joseph Tuttle (Jr.) died on 16 Jan. 1761 in East Haven, CT, aged 68 years,[67] and they were both buried in the Old Cemetery in East Haven, CT. No death record was found for Sarah (Gunn) (Washburn) Tuttle.

         John Washburn and Sarah Gunn lived in Derby, CT, and they had children:

+       882      i   John5 Washburn (Jr.), born in June ca. 1731 in Derby,[68] married Experience Osborn, and they lived in Derby, CT. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       883     ii   Anna5 Washburn, born on 19 Feb. 1732/3 in Derby,[69] probably married Timothy Tuttle, of New Haven, CT, son of Noah and Rachel (Hoadley) Tuttle, on 12 Jan. 1748/9 in New Haven, and they lived in East Haven, CT.[70] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       884    iii   Josiah5 Washburn, born on 27 Jan. 1736/7 in Derby, married Sarah Harger, daughter of Ephraim and Mary (Humphrey) Harger, of Derby, CT, on 2 June 1767 in Derby,[71] and they lived in Derby and Oxford, CT. (To be continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         884a  iv   Abigail Washburn, born ca. 1738 in Derby, died on 29 July 1745 in East Haven, CT, aged 7 years.[72]

 

 

(283.) Edward4 Washburn, fourth son of (93) William3 Washburn, (51) Hope2, (30) William1; born in Derby, New Haven Co., CT, on 17 June 1708,[73] married Mary Prindle/Pringle, daughter of John and Hannah (Boxford/Botsford) Prindle/Pringle, of Derby,[74] on 31 Dec. 1730 in Derby.[75] She was born on 20 Sept. 1708 in Derby,[76] a granddaughter of William and Mary (Desbrorough) Prindle, of New Haven,[77] and they lived in Derby, CT, but he was not a head of household in Connecticut in the 1790 federal census, and may have died by then.

         Edward Washburn and Mary Prindle had children:

         885      i   Daniel Washburn, born on 21 Nov. 1731 in Derby,[78] marriage not found. He was probably not the Daniel Washburn who married Jerusha Foster and died on 27 Aug. 1789 in Whiting, Addison Co., VT.[79]

         885a   ii   Lemeuel Washburn, born ca. 1734 in Derby,[80] died on 21 Feb. 1737/8 in Derby, aged 4 years.[81]

         885b  iii   William Washburn, baptized on 9 May 1736 in Derby,[82] died on 14 Feb. 1737 in Derby, aged 2 years.[83]

         886    iv   Ruth Washburn, born on 2 Apr. 1738 in Derby,[84] probably died on 12 Feb. 1747 in Derby, aged 8 years.[85]

         887     v   Mary Washburn, born on 20 Mar. 1740 in Derby,[86] probably died on 17 Feb. 1745 in Derby, aged 4 years.[87]

         888    vi   Eunice Washburn, born on 14 Apr. 1742 in Derby,[88] marriage not found.[89]

         889   vii   Lemuel Washburn, born on 28 Nov. 1744 in Derby,[90] marriage not found. He was not a head of household in Connecticut in the 1790 federal census.

         890  viii   Hope Washburn, baptized on 15 Apr. 1748 in Derby,[91] died young.

         891    ix   Mary Washburn, born on 20 Mar. 1749 in Derby,[92] marriage not found.[93]

+       892     x   Hope5 Washburn, born on 1 Mar. 1750 in Derby,[94] baptized on 15 Apr. 1750 in St. James’ Church, Derby,[95] married Tabitha Ward, possi­bly daughter of Uriah and Elizabeth Ward, of Tolland Co., CT, in 1774 in Great Barrington, MA,[96] and they moved to Washington Co., NY. (To be continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)    

         893    xi   Abel5 Washburn, born on 17 Oct. 1753 in Derby,[97] baptized on 14 Jan. 1754 in St. James’ Church, Derby,[98] marriage not found. He was not a head of household in Connecticut in the 1790 federal census, and he supposedly settled in Westfield, Chautauqua Co., NY.[99] An Abel Washburn was living in Canaan, Columbia Co., NY, in the 1790 federal census, who appears to have been married with 3 sons and 3 daughters,[100] but he was not found in New York in the 1800 or 1810 federal census, and no Abel Washburn was found in the Chautauqua Co., NY, censuses.[101]

 

 

(285.) Gideon4 Washburn, fifth son of (93) William3 Washburn, (51) Hope2, (30) William1; born in Derby, New Haven Co., CT, in ca. 1714,[102] married Esther Allin, daughter of Daniel and Rebecca (Cooper) Allin/Alling, of New Haven,[103] on 6 Oct. 1743 in Derby, CT.[104] She was born on 29 Feb. 1719/20 in New Haven, CT,[105] a granddaughter of Samuel and Sarah (Chidsey) Alling, and of John and Mary (Thompson) Cooper, of New Haven, CT.[106] They lived in Derby, CT, and moved to New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT, by 1763. His name was also frequently spelled “Washbond” or “Washborn” in the town records. He was not listed as a head of household in Connecticut in the 1790 federal census, and they may have been living with his son, William Washburn, in Litchfield, CT, in the 1790 census. No death record was found for either Gideon or Esther Washburn.

         Gideon Washburn and Esther Allin had children:

+       894      i   Philena5 Washburn, born on 6 July 1744 in Derby, New Haven Co., CT,[107] married Asahel Hotchkiss, son of Deacon Ebenezer and Hannah (Terrill) Hotchkiss, of New Milford, CT,[108] on 26 Nov. 1766 in New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT,[109] and they moved eventually to Monkton, Addison Co., VT. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         895     ii   Asahel/Azel Washburn, born on 30 Mar. 1746 in Derby, CT,[110] marriage not found. He was not a head of household in Connecticut in the 1790 federal census.

         896    iii   Anne Washburn, born on 30 Jan. 1748 in Derby,[111] marriage not found.

+       897    iv   Lucretia5 Washburn, born on 5 Sept. 1750 in Derby,[112] baptized on 14 Oct. 1750 in St. James’ Church, Derby,[113] married Gideon Treat, son of Capt. Joseph and Clemence (Buckingham) Treat,[114] on 13 Nov. 1770 in New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT,[115] and they also lived in the part of New Milford that became Bridgewater, CT. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         898     v   Mabel Washburn, born on 16 Sept. 1752 in Derby,[116] baptized on 17 Dec. 1752 in St. James’ Church, Derby,[117] marriage not found.

+       899    vi   Eunice5 Washburn, born on 20 May 1755 in Derby,[118] baptized on 9 July 1755 in St. James’ Church, Derby,[119] married Truman Mead,[120] son of Timothy and Phebe (Palmer) Mead,[121] on 20 July 1780 in Manchester, Bennington Co., VT,[122] and they moved to Canandaigua, Ontario Co., NY. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       900   vii   William5 Washburn, born on 1 May 1757 in Derby,[123] baptized on 19 June 1757 in St. James’ Church, Derby,[124] married Rachael McDon­ald, daughter of Daniel McDonald, in ca. 1789,[125] and they lived in Litchfield, Litchfield Co., CT. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         901  viii   Sarah5 Washburn, born on 16 Oct. 1760 in Derby,[126] baptized on 15 Mar. 1761 in St. James’ Church, Derby,[127] married Robert Beach, son of David and Ruth (Hawley) Beach,[128] on 16 Nov. 1780 in New Milford, CT.[129] He was born supposedly on 25 Oct. 1760 in Stratford, CT.[130] He was not a head of household in Connecticut in the 1790 federal census, but they apparently moved to Williston, Chittenden Co., VT. She died on 26 Nov. 1839 in Williston, VT, aged 79 years,[131] and he died on 1 July 1852, aged 92 years, and was buried in the Thomas Chittenden Cemetery in Williston, VT.[132] She presumably had the 3 children who were baptized to Robert Beach in New Milford, and possibly others:

a. Timothy Allen Beach, baptized on 19 Nov. 1783 in New Milford, CT.[133]

b. Esther Beach, baptized on 26 Dec. 1784 in New Milford, CT.[134]

c. (Unnamed son), baptized on 23 Sept. 1787 in New Milford, CT.[135]

         902    ix   Esther/Hester5 Washburn, born on 16 Dec. 1763 in New Milford, CT,[136] married Alanson Ferris, son of David and Abigail (Comstock) Ferris, of New Milford,[137] on 16 Nov. 1783 in New Milford.[138] He was born on 10 Aug. 1763 in New Milford,[139] a grandson of Joseph and Hannah (Welch) Ferris, of New Milford.[140] He was not a head of household in Connecticut in the 1790 federal census, and he may have been the Alanson Ferriss living in Monkton, Addison Co., VT, in the 1791 federal census,[141] and the Alanson Ferris living in Vergennes, Addison Co., VT, in the 1800 federal census.[142] They had at least two sons:

a. Henry Bilson Ferris,  born on 8 Feb. 1784, died on 9 Mar. 1784 in New Milford.[143]

b. Henry Bilson Ferris, born on 16 Jan. 1785 in New Milford.[144] He may have been the Henry B. Ferris living in Austerlitz, Columbia Co., NY, in the 1820 federal census, where he was in manufacturing,[145] and in the 1830 federal census.[146]

c. (Probably others)[147]

 

 

(286.) Sarah4 Washburn, youngest daughter of (93) William3 Washburn, (51) Hope2, (30) William1; born in Derby, New Haven Co., CT, in ca. 1716,[148] married Joseph Lum, son of Jonathan and Sarah (Riggs) Lum, of Derby,[149] on 29 Apr. 1741 in Derby.[150] He was born on 14 Jan. ca. 1715 in Derby, CT,[151] a grandson of Samuel and Sarah (Baldwin) Riggs, of Derby, and they lived in Derby, CT. They were living in Derby, CT, in the 1790 federal census, next door to their son, Reuben Lum.[152] Joseph Lum died testate on 24 Feb. 1796.

         Sarah Washburn and Joseph Lum had chil­dren:

         903      i   David Lum, born on 6 Apr. 1742 in Derby,[153] died on 1 Jan. 1770 in Derby, of smallpox.

+       904     ii   Hannah Lum, born on 2 May 1744 in Derby,[154] married possibly David DeForest, of Derby, CT, son of Samuel and Abigail (Peat) DeForest, in ca. 1766,[155] and they lived in Derby, CT. (To be continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       905    iii   Eunice Lum, born on 6 Sept. 1746 in Derby,[156] married Samuel Plumb (Jr.), son of Samuel and Mary Plumb, in ca. 1767,[157] and they also lived in Derby. (To be continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         906    iv   Corp. Joseph Lum (Jr.), born on 17 Mar. 1750 in Derby,[158] baptized on 30 Dec. 1750 in St. James’ Church, Derby,[159] was killed on 21 Aug. 1775 on Long Island, NY, under Capt. Jabez Thompson, presumably unmar­ried.

+       907     v   Reuben Lum, born on 22 Mar. 1754 in Derby,[160] baptized on 14 July 1754 in St. James’ Church, Derby,[161] married 1.) Charity Smith, daughter of Capt. Isaac and Lucy (Clark) Smith, of Derby, in ca. 1776, and 2.) Sarah (___). He also lived in Derby, CT. (To be continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

 

 

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© 2002 John A. Maltby, Redwood City, California



    [1] White, Lorraine Cook, The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, Derby 1655-1852, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, [hereinafter White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs], p. 310.

    [2] Abbott, Susan Woodruff, Families of Early Milford, Connecticut, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1979, [hereinafter Abbott, Families of Early Milford], p. 192.

    [3] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 311.

    [4] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 192.

    [5] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 191.

    [6] www.findagrave.com, memorial #145485877, from his gravestone in Old Derby Uptown Burying Ground in Derby, CT.

    [7] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 192; www.findagrave.com, memorial #145485922, from her gravestone in Old Derby Uptown Burying Ground in Derby, CT.

    [8] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 205.

    [9] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 194; the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted by Margaret Lee on 25 Aug. 2001, which shows that Moses Stilson married Charity Bayly on 17 Mar. 1704/5 in New Town, Fairfield Co., CT, but Laurie Lewis shows that Moses Stilson married Charity (Bayley) Gridley.

    [10] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 205; Orcutt, Samuel, The History of the Old Town of Derby, Connecticut, 1642-1880, Springfield, MA, 1880, [hereinafter Orcutt, History of Derby], p. 707.

    [11] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 204.

    [12] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 204, married by Rev. Daniel Humphry.

    [13] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 205, married by Rev. Daniel Humphry.

    [14] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 194.

    [15] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 204, the last digit of the year missing; www.findagrave.com memorial #49708984, which gives the date as 30 May 1723.

    [16] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 192; www.findagrave.com, memorial #49708984, from his gravestone in Old Derby Uptown Burying Ground in Derby, CT.

    [17] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 205.

    [18] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 264, marriage of Samuell Lum and Hannah Tid? on 7 Dec. 1730 in Derby.

    [19] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 205, married by Timothy Russell.

    [20] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 205.

    [21] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 189, marriage of Samuell Bassett and Mrs. Deborah (Bennit) on 1 Jan. 1719 in Derby.

    [22] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 205.

    [23] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 205.

    [24] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 205; www.findagrave.com, memorial #19353818, from his gravestone in Old Derby Uptown Burying Ground in Derby, CT.

    [25] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 204.

    [26] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 204; www.findagrave.com, memorial #19353823, from his gravestone in Old Derby Uptown Burying Ground in Derby, CT.

    [27] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 205, the date written as “Dec. 31, 1738/9.”

    [28] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 205.

    [29] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 215, marriage of Dan Davis and Ruth Wooster on 6 Dec. 1738 in Derby; Jacobus, Donald Lines, “Edward Wooster of Derby, CT., and Some of His Descendants,” Genealogies of Connecticut Families From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. III, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1983, p. 596.

    [30] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 205.

    [31] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310.

    [32] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 197: marriage of Samuel Bowers and Lydia French on 4 Nov. 1691 in Derby.

    [33] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310.

    [34] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 197.

    [35] Jacobus, Families of Ancient New Haven, Vol. I, p. 236.

    [36] Connecticut Church Records, Abstracts of Vital Records and Membership Records as Found in Oxford Congregational Church, 1741-1929, Connecticut State Library, 1967, [hereinafter Oxford Church Records], p. 70.

    [37] Oxford Church Records, p. 70.

    [38] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 311.

    [39] Her parents per then FHL Ancestral File submitted by Noel J. Wells, of Yorba Linda, CA.

    [40] Sharpe, William C., History of Oxford, Seymour, CT, 1885, [hereinafter Sharpe, History of Oxford], p. 38, he was of Derby, she was of Stratford, married by Revd. Mr. Lyman; Oxford Church Records, p. 70, he was “of Darby,” she was “of Stratford.”

    [41] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310, the year left blank. 1730 is listed in the I.G.I.

    [42] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310.

    [43] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310, the year left blank. 1735 is listed in the I.G.I.

    [44] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310.

    [45] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310. May 1727 is listed in the I.G.I.

    [46] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310.

    [47] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310. A birth year of 1737 is listed in the I.G.I.

    [48] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310.

    [49] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310.

    [50] Oxford Church Records, p. 70, she was of Oxford, he was of Newtown.

    [51] Greater Omaha Genealogical Society, edited by Lorraine Cook White, The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, Newtown 1711-1852, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 2000, [hereinafter White, Barbour Index of Newtown VRs], p. 131, taken from Vol. 1, p. 84, of the Newtown Town Records.

    [52] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310.

    [53] Jacobus, Donald Lines, “Edward Wooster of Derby, CT., and Some of His Descendants,” Genealogies of Connecticut Families From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. III, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1983, p. 604.

    [54] Calculated from the baptism of their first child, on 4 Oct. 1778.

    [55] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310.

    [56] Oxford Church Records, p. 70.

    [57] Not in the Barbour index of Derby town vital records.

    [58] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 320; Orcutt, History of Derby, p. 723.

    [59] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310, gives the year as 1722, which is highly unlikely; Orcutt, History of Derby, p. 774, gives the marriage date as 5 Nov. 1729. The year is also listed as 1729 in the Ancestry.com World Tree file of jiggys@silcom.com, which is probably correct, considering the birth years of John Washburn and Sarah Gunn.

    [60] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 320; Orcutt, History of Derby, p. 723.

    [61] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 318; Orcutt, History of Derby, p. 723, Abel Gunn, of Derby, left his estate in Derby to his nephew Abel Gunn, son of his brother Jobamah.

    [62] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 330; Orcutt, History of Derby, pp. 723, 726.

    [63] Jacobus, Donald Lines, Families of Ancient New Haven, Vol. VIII, p. 1899; Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 320.

    [64] Jacobus, Families of Ancient New Haven, Vol. VIII, p. 1899, taken from New Haven Town Records.

    [65] Jacobus, Families of Ancient New Haven, Vol. VIII, p. 1899.

    [66] Jacobus, Families of Ancient New Haven, Vol. VIII, p. 1899; www.findagrave.com, memorial #54607449, from her gravestone in the Old Cemetery in East Haven, CT.

    [67] Jacobus, Families of Ancient New Haven, Vol. VIII, p. 1899; www.findagrave.com, memorial #54607237, from his gravestone in the Old Cemetery in East Haven, CT.

    [68] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310, “John, son of John and Sarah” with no birthdate.

    [69] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 309.

    [70] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree file.

    [71] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310, married by Rev. Richard Mansfield.

    [72] Dodd, East Haven Register, p. 82; www.findagrave.com, memorial #109543353, from her gravestone in the Old Cemetery in East Haven, CT, the date reportedly 29 July 1746 on the gravestone, but the stone is deteriorating.

    [73] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310, taken from Vol. 2, p. 23, of the Derby Town Records.

    [74] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 279, marriage of John Prindle and Hannah Boxford on 21 Dec. 1699 in Derby, taken from Vol. 2, p. 25, of the Derby Town Records.

    [75] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310, taken from Vol. 2, p. 23, of the Derby Town Records.

    [76] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 279, taken from Vol. 2, p. 160, of the Derby Town Records.

    [77] Jacobus, Families of Ancient New Haven, Vol. VI, p. 1487.

    [78] His birth date from the FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Shirley W. Poston, of Helena, MT, but his birth was not listed in the Barbour Index to Derby Town Vital Records. The I.G.I. lists the same date of birth, but in Hempstead, NY, which is unlikely.

    [79] Per the Ancestry.com Gibson Family Tree file submitted by loyal47, and the Pringle Family Tree file submitted by Arlene Colman, found in Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, from FHL microfilm #27720. No age, birth place or parents’ names are given in the death record, so there is nothing to prove that this is the same Daniel Washburn, plus Jerusha Foster was from Attleborough, MA, so it was more likely this marriage was to Daniel Washburn, the son of Abisha and Jemima (Gary) Washburn of Attleborough.

    [80] Calculated from his age at death, the spelling of his name from his gravestone.

    [81] www.findagrave.com, memorial #19362214, submitted from Jan Franco, from his gravestone in Old Derby Uptown Burying Ground, Derby, CT.

    [82] Phillips, Nancy O., “First Congregational Church—Derby,” Town Records of Derby, p. 469.

    [83] www.findagrave.com, memorial #19362240, from his gravestone in Old Derby Uptown Burying Ground, Derby, CT, but his gravestone has sunk into the ground, and only his name and son of Edward & Mary is readable.

    [84] Her birth date from the FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Shirley W. Poston, of Helena, MT, but her birth was not listed in the Barbour Index to Derby Town Vital Records. The I.G.I. lists the same date, but in Hempstead, NY, which is unlikely.

    [85] www.findagrave.com, memorial #19362232, from her gravestone in Old Derby Uptown Burying Ground, Derby, CT, but her gravestone has sunk into the ground, and the year of her death is unreadable.

    [86] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310.

    [87] www.findagrave.com, memorial #19362226, submitted by Jan Franco, from her gravestone in Old Derby Uptown Burying Ground, Derby, CT, but her gravestone has sunk into the ground so that only her name is visible. The date in the memorial is 17 Feb. 1737, aged 4 years, but that birth date conflicts with her brother Lemeuel’s birth date.

    [88] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310.

    [89] Several Ancestry.com files give her death as occurring in 1743 in Columbia Co., NY, but this is unlikely, because Edward Washburn did not move his family to Columbia Co., NY. His children’s birth records were all recorded in Derby, CT, through 1753.

    [90] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310.

    [91] From the I.G.I., but not listed in the Barbour Index of Derby Town Vital Records.

    [92] Listed in both the FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Shirley W. Poston, of Helena, MT, and in the I.G.I., however this may be an error for the earlier Mary Washburn born on the same date in 1740 in Derby.

    [93] Some Ancestry.com files show her death in 1827 in Keene, Essex Co., NY, without a source for it.

    [94] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310.

    [95] Jacobus, Donald Lines, “Records of St. James’s Church, Derby, Conn., 1740-1796,” The New England Historic Genealogical Register, Vol. 76, [April 1922], [hereinafter Jacobus, Derby Baptisms], p. 134.

    [96] Kelly, Arthur, Remarkable Records of Rev. Gideon Bostwick [CT, MA, NY & VT], Kinship Publications, 1989, item #3024.

    [97] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 309.

    [98] Jacobus, Derby Baptisms, p. 135.

    [99] The I.G.I. shows Abel as being of Westfield, NY. Today Westfield is in Chautauqua County, but for a while there was also a Westfield in Washington Co., NY.

    [100] 1790 Federal Census, Canaan, Columbia Co., NY, p. 59, the Abel Washburn household had 1 free white male over 16, 3 free white males under 16, and 4 free white females.

    [101] An Obadiah Washburn was living in Westfield, NY, in the 1840, 1850, and 1860 federal censuses, but no other Washburn was living in Westfield in that time period.

    [102] Not in the Barbour index of Derby town vital records.

    [103] Jacobus, Families of Ancient New Haven, Vol. I, p. 22.

    [104] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310, recorded twice, taken from Vol. LR4, p. A4, and Vol. LR5, p. 4, of the Derby Town Records.

    [105] Jacobus, Families of Ancient New Haven, p. 22.

    [106] Jacobus, Families of Ancient New Haven, p. 15-16.

    [107] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310.

    [108] White, Lorraine Cook, The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: New Milford 1712-1860, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 2000, [hereinafter White, Barbour Index of New Milford VRs], p. 114, marriage of Ebenezer Hotchkiss and Hannah Terrill on 10 Jan. 1741/2 in New Milford, taken from Vol. LR5, p. 8, of the New Milford Town Records.

    [109] White, Barbour Index of New Milford VRs, p. 221, taken from Vol. LR7, p. 32, of the New Milford Town Records.

    [110] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 309.

    [111] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 309.

    [112] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310, as “Luera.”

    [113] Jacobus, Derby Baptisms, p. 135.

    [114] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 770.

    [115] White, Barbour Index of New Milford VRs, p. 221, taken from Vol. LR9 of the New Milford Town Records, married by Rev. Nathaniell Taylor.

    [116] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310.

    [117] Jacobus, Derby Baptisms, p. 135.

    [118] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310.

    [119] Jacobus, Derby Baptisms, p. 136.

    [120] Per the Ancestry.com Washburn_Lawrence_Lange file submitted by emveedee50.

    [121] His parents per his www.findagrave.com memorial #37336883.

    [122] Per his www.findagrave.com memorial #37336883.

    [123] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 311, the year printed as “1751.”

    [124] Jacobus, Derby Baptisms, p. 136.

    [125] Calculated from the birth of their eldest child in 1791, and the fact that William was already a head of household in the 1790 federal census.

    [126] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 311.

    [127] Jacobus, Derby Baptisms, p. 138.

    [128] Per the Ancestry.com Washburn_Lawrence_Lange file submitted by emveedee50, but the marriage of David Beach and Ruth Hawley was not listed in the Barbour Index of Stratford town vital records.

    [129] Per the Ancestry.com Washburn_Lawrence_Lange file submitted by emveedee50, but the marriage was not listed in the Barbour Index of New Milford town vital records.

    [130] Per the Ancestry.com Washburn_Lawrence_Lange file submitted by emveedee50, but his birth was not recorded in the Barbour Index of Stratford town vital records.

    [131] Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, from FHL microfilm #27473, wife of Robert Beach.

    [132] www.findagrave.com, memorial #14868695, from his gravestone in Thomas Chittenden Cemetery in Williston, VT, “A Soldier of 76.”

    [133] Orcutt, Samuel, History of the towns of New Milford and Bridgewater, Connecticut, 1803-1882, Hartford, CT, 1882, [hereinafter Orcutt, History of New Milford and Bridgewater], p. 649.

    [134] Orcutt, History of New Milford and Bridgewater, p. 649.

    [135] Orcutt, History of New Milford and Bridgewater, p. 649.

    [136] White, Barbour Index of New Milford VRs, p. 221, taken from Vol. LR7, p. 7, of the New Milford Town Records, listed as “Hester.”

    [137] White, Barbour Index of New Milford VRs, p. 82, marriage of David Ferriss, of New Milford, and Abigaile Comstock, of Kent, on 26 Feb. 1755 in New Milford, taken from Vol. LR7, p. 4, of the New Milford Town Records; Orcutt, History of New Milford and Bridgewater, p. 695.

    [138] White, Barbour Index of New Milford VRs, p. 221, taken from Vol. 1, p. 40, of the New Milford Town Records, listed as “Esther” in her marriage record, and his name spelled “Ferriss;” Orcutt, History of New Milford and Bridgewater, p. 695.

    [139] White, Barbour Index of New Milford VRs, p. 81, taken from Vol. LR7, p. 4, of the New Milford Town Records.

    [140] White, Barbour Index of New Milford VRs, p. 82, birth of David Ferriss, son of Joseph and Hannah Ferriss, on 18 Sept. 1726; p. 84, marriage of Joseph Ferriss, of Newington, and Hannah Welch, of Milford, on 11 Nov. 1725 in New Milford; Orcutt, History of New Milford and Bridgewater, p. 694.

    [141] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Vermont, actually taken in 1791, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 13, Monkton Town, Addison County, the Alanson Ferriss household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 3 free white females. He was living next door to the David Ferriss family.

    [142] 1800 Federal Census, Vergennes, Addison Co., VT, p. ?, the Alanson Ferris household had 1 male under 10, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 female under 10, 1 female aged 10-15 years, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

    [143] White, Barbour Index of New Milford VRs, p. 83, taken from Vol. 1, p. 40, of the New Milford Town Records.

    [144] White, Barbour Index of New Milford VRs, p. 83, taken from Vol. 1, p. 40, of the New Milford Town Records.

    [145] 1820 Federal Census, Austerlitz, Columbia Co., NY, p. 208, the Henry B. Ferris household had 1 male under 10, 1 male aged 26-44 years, and 1 female aged 16-25 years, and had 1 person engaged in manufacturing.

    [146] 1830 Federal Census, Austerlitz, Columbia Co., NY, p. 178, the Henry B. Farris household had 1 male aged 30-39 years, 1 female under 5, and 1 female aged 30-39 years.

    [147] It appears they may have had 2 daughters by 1791 from the 1791 census.

    [148] Not in the Barbour index of Derby town vital records.

    [149] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 263, marriage of Jonathan Lum and Sarah Riggs on 10 Oct. 1700 in Derby, taken from Vol. 2, p. 25, of the Derby Town Records; Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1987, [hereinafter Torrey, New England Marriages], p. 478.

    [150] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 311, taken from Vol. LR4, p. A4, of the Derby Town Records.

    [151] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 264, taken from Vol. LR3, p. 3, of the Derby Town Records, the year left blank.

    [152] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Connecticut, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 94, Derby Town, New Haven County, the Joseph Lum household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older and 1 free white female.

    [153] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 263.

    [154] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 263.

    [155] Calculated from the baptism of their first child on 17 Apr. 1767.

    [156] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 263.

    [157] Calculated from the baptism of their first child on 21 Feb. 1768.

    [158] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 264.

    [159] Jacobus, Derby Baptisms, p. 135.

    [160] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 264.

    [161] Jacobus, Derby Baptisms, p. 135.