The Town of Deep River
Middlesex County, CT
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25 May 2006: Gary Ash posts:
"I am related by marriage to the SHIPMAN and BAILEY families
of Deep River, ca. 1860 period, and I also have a PHELPS
connection (via Barrett Phelps, b. Sept. 1722, Hebron, CT,
m. Hannah Bigelow). Currently, I am looking for other
descendants or cousins of George E. Bailey, Jr. (b. abt
1826, died Sept. 17, 1862 at Antietam) and Mary Ann Shipman
(b. abt. 1830, died June 19, 1891), both from Deep
River. My family connection is through Charles Seymour
Bailey, their son (b. 1852). Charles Seymour Bailey
moved to South Troy, MN by the 1860s, maybe living with
uncle/cousin. Elizabeth Shipman, sister of Mary Ann
and Harriet, was the wife of Richard J. Lord, had also moved
from Deep River to South Troy, MN. Many Baileys and
Shipmans seem to have moved to southeastern Minnesota and
bordering Wisconsin in the 1860s. I am also seeking
information on descendants of Noah Webb Shipman, b. ca.
1830s-1840s, brother of Mary Ann, Elizabeth, and Harriet
6 March 2003: Kara
McNulty posts: "My great great grandparents
(ANNIE BARRETT & PATRICK W O'BRIEN) were
residents of Deep River when they were married in 1871 or
1872. At that time, what Roman Catholic Church was closet to
Deep River and therefore the most likely church for them to be
married in? Thanks! "
20 October 2002: Paul Harmon
posts: "Looking for information on this BLANCHARD
family: Archibald Woolenhaupt Blanchard September
10, 1883 - 1967 Deep River, Connecticut
Mary (Mae) (Bush) Blanchard March 8, 1886 Jordan Bay,
Shelburne Co., N.S.- April 1951 Deep River, Connecticut
They had two sons, Harold and Robert. Are there any descendants
still in that area?
Lun. Co., N.S.
12 October 2002: Steve Gabany
posts: "Seeking information on any
member of HUNT family living in or around Deep River between
1700 and 1800.
Also seeking information on Louisa ADAMS reportedly b. Sept
1837, Deep River.
2 February 2002:
Sue Daniel posts: "Yeah, I've already figured out
there were zillions of CHAPMANs in CT pre1800--something about the
63 CT Rev War vets and the 200+ marriages pre 1800! So i
know it's kind of a slim chance. Nonetheless, in spite of
this, I'm looking for info--backwards or forwards--for a Dea.
William CHAPMAN, buried in Saybrook cem, Rev. War soldier,
according to index of abstracts of graves of rev war soldiers.
I'd like to know who he was married to, if possible--the only
Saybrook Wm CHAPMAN marriage I found was to Lydia INGHAM on Jan
19, 1764. And of course, if poss his dates of birth/death.
A huge bonus would be if you have any info on who his parents
were, any sibs, etc.
I have a Jed CHAPMAN (short I am sure for Jedediah, and he is
called Captain in the book although not in any War of 1812 lists
for CT or NY, so ????) who d. Tioga Co NY where Gay's Historical
Gazetter of Tioga Co written 1887 says he was born in Saybrook CT
Dec. 14 1781 and m. Sept. 28 1803 (presumably in Saybrook) to
Content CANFIELD--however they could have married in Durham Greene
Co NY where they lived until spring 1811, moved to Berkshire Tioga
Co and then in Dec. 1831 to Newark Valley TC where he d. 1852 and
she d. 1861; they had 11 kids, mostly boys (Edward, henry, noyes,
NC, Lyman, George, Albert, Horace, Ester, Lucy,) including William
Henry, fourth kid bn. 1810 who m. Electa Lucy AYRES bn. 1815 MA
and had two kids, Jed and Elvira Lucy, before dying in 1838.
Electa remained a widow for c. 20 years, then m. twice more,
briefly, before ending up with her son Jed in South Dakota.
Daughter Elvira m. Eli Bond POMEROY in Wisconsin and was my
gr gr grandmother--she passed on the Electa from her mother and
grandmother to her daughter but perhaps having had enough Greek
tragedy they called her Lettie; both Elvira and Lettie were blind
as adults, as was Elvira's brother Jed.
I am assuming with all this info that Jed is in fact descended
from one of the proliferating and confusing linked Saybrook
families, and perhaps had father William; Jed may also have had
sib Ezra (in Berkshire TC NY, aged 50-60 in 1840, wife, 6 kids at
home, grown son Amos m with one young son)
I would be terribly grateful if you have ANY info about them; I
have been looking fruitlessly for an Edward CHAPMAN as father of
Elvira for some years as that's what my aging cousin (actually my
grandfather's cousin, and they were grandchildren of Elvira's) at
97 was sure had been the name for her maternal grandmother's
father. But no Edwards of right age/family distribution dead
before 1858 surfaced, and it was only luck that put me on to
William, since he wasn't old enough to be in census 1830 and was
dead by census 1840! thank god for on line census images!"
26 July 2001: Walt Steesy
posts: Searching for additional information
on: Walter Dore Olmsted, b 22 Nov 1886; and
James Olmsted, b 21 Jul 1870, d 5 May 1891, Deep
River, son of Russell Dorr and Adeline (Coffin)
There were other family members in
Walt & Mary Steesy
Olmste(a)d Genealogy Recorded
PO Box 299 -- Interlaken, NY
voice: 607-532-4204; fax:
11 November 1999: Jim Rogers posts:
Seeking descendants of Gurdon and John Clark ROGERS, both born at
East Haddam and buried at Fountain Hill Cem in Deep River.
Gurdon was a Rev War veteran, married Ruth BEEBE, and died in
1839. His son John Clark ROGERS married Phebe GLADDING, and
died in 1873. He had a son, William Clark ROGERS
(1830-1864), and a grandson, Daniel Shipman ROGERS
(1860-1917). I have a good deal of data on the ROGERS
family, but would like to add more on this and other Connecticut
lines. Thank you, and I look forward to
trading information. - Jim Rogers, 7121 East
Briarwood Drive, Englewood, CO 80112.
1 November 1999: Marion Spencer posts:
Trying to find the records for Daniel and Mercy Coal INGHAM
m. 4 Oct 1760 children: 1. Daniel b. 16 Aug 1761 2.
Mercy b. 12 Feb 1764 3. Samuel Coal 4 Jan 1766
4. Amasa b. 13 Oct 1768 5. Jesse 28 Apr
1771. I understand these records are in Saybrook Births Marriages
Deaths, Vol 1, 1767-1822 and Under Vol. 1:3. Can you tell me how I
may obtain copies of these records? Marion Spencer North Berwick,
Maine 03906 Thanks for any help.
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