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December 12, 1996 -- Dennis A. Craddick -- Looking for info or descendants of the Craddick Family. Groton, Mystic, No. Stonington, Ct. 1850-1860. Would appreciate info on births, marrieages, deaths, etc. James, Michael, Dennis, Nicholas. Michael Craddick enlisted with the 21st CT. Co. E. July 28, 1862 in Groton.

1/9/97 -- Stephen Nicholas Bustamante -- Juan Bustamante came to the states in the 1930s from the Philippines. He was in the Navy. He lived in New London too.

1-22-97 -- Kelly Loveall -- I am researching my Ggrandfather Everett A. HANCOCK, he was born 1855 in Groton. His father was William HANCOCK and his mother Mary HEMPSTEAD. If you have any information please e-mail me.

3/31/97 - Henry C. Martin I am researching the Groton family of the eastern shore of Virginia (Delmarva). My interest is in learning if the Groton fanily name is found in the records of Groton or surrounding area, or how did Groton get it's name origionally. Any references to Groton names/timeframes/resources will held me

April 1997 -- Ken Pumphrey --I am seeking any information on Amos Heath. It is believed that his father was William Heath. He married Polly Chapman. It is believed that he is buried in Groton, Ct. He was my gggggrandfather. Any help greatly appreciated.

3 May 1997 -- Linda Haney-- WILLCOX, MARY - a family Bible states Mary's date and place of birth as 1788 Groton CT. She later married Timothy Reynolds and resided in Smyrna, New York. Seeking the names of her parents. Her birth is not listed in Barber's Collection for Groton. Is there another source where I might find her and her parents? Thank you.

24 May 1997 -- Alana Bauman --CORNISH/ I am looking for info on the CORNISH family who lived in Groton. Joseph CORNISH d. during R.W. His wife was Phebe--. Children all b. in Groton were Joseph b. 1765; Aaron b. 1767; Daniel b. 1769; Elijah b. 1771.

13 Jun 1997 -- Doug Zabel -- I am seeking verification of the parentage of Susan B. Guyant (b 3 Aug 1803 in CT; d 27 Sep 1864 in NaAuSay Twp, Kendall, IL). She married Truman Dudley Austin (b 10 Feb 1798 in NY) in Orleans County, NY, in 1825. Given that Guyant is a very rare surname, I believe that she was a daughter of Luke Guyant, a longtime resident of Groton, New London, CT. According to his Revolutionary War Pension file, Luke Guyant was born 5 Mar 1750 in Epping Forest, Essex, England, and died 30 Dec 1837 in Groton, New London, CT. Many children of Luke Guyant are mentioned in his Pension file, but Susan B. is not one of them. US Census records place Luke Guyant in Groton in 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, and 1830; further, the 1810 census lists 2 females less than 10 years of age living in his household. Susan B. Guyant could be one of these 2 young girls. Does anyone have any information that might clarify the parentage of Susan B. Guyant? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

30 Jun 1997 -- linda tutt -- I am searching for information on Darius Latham, born in Groton 7 August 1792, and died in Gallupville, Schoharie Co., New York 18 July 1885. Also looking for information on his wife, Deborah Forsyth, born 7 December 1793 in Connecticut. This is all the information I have on them. Looking for their parents or any information available. Thank you.

July 26th 1997 -- Valerie L Guyant --  I am looking for any information about Luke Guyant and his relatives.
It is my understanding that he was a longtime resident of Groton.  I would especially appreciate any information about his children and where he is buried.  It would be really great if I could get a picture of his tombstone.

 August 1997 -- Joan & Russ Burton  -- We are looking for Agigail L. Ingham's 1st spouse - Indian who fell from a
roof and died during the year of 1861.  Could it be Tom Wansue, a Pequot Indian?  We know Abigail gave birth to Eva L. Ingham (part Pequot) during Dec 1861.  Eva is a decendent of our family.  A Doctor E. F. Coats delivered Eva.  Very important we prove this.  Can you help?

August 25,1997 --  Harry Walden -- I am researching Joseph CHIPMAN who died in Haddam, Jan 1733. His wife's  name was Anna (don't know surname). I found in the IGI that they had son  named Sylvanus/Silvanus who was born about 1715. The IGI says of Groton. I know that there was a Thomas CHIPMAN who was born in Barnstable, Ma.
and removed to Groton, and later removed to Salisbury, Ct. Looking for any information about Joseph being in Groton and if he was married there and any children that were born there. It is possible that Joseph was a brother of Thomas and that they were sons of Samuel and Sarah (COBB) CHIPMAN of Barnstable, Ma. Does anybody have any information of these
CHIPMANS in Groton, Ct.? Thanks

September 1997 -- John Quinn --Any information pertaining to E.B. Whitman, Capt. Union Army from Groton.

9/19/97 --  Nancy Westenfield -- Searching for any information on the family of John DABOLL/DABOL B. 1751 (do not know) who lived in Groton.  Wife Sarah MINER B. (unknown) only know they had one child Rhoda DABOLL B. 1782 and she is married to Thomas A. BUDINGTON B. 1782 Groton.  I am interested in corresponding with anyone with the surname BUDDINGTON/BUDINGTON who came to CT in 1688 and name is still there.   BUDINGTON is my great,great,great,great grandfather's name.  Searching for any connections to Zebulon WATERMAN B. 1713 who lived in Groton till about 1755.  Had a daughter Ruth WATERMAN B. 1734 who
married Walter Avery BUDINGTON.

September 20, 1997 --  Julie Guyant-- I have information on Luke Guyant and would also like to know of any information regarding his second wife, Sarah Stark, her father is Daniel Stark.  I would also like information on two of his children, Sally Guyant and Mary Guyant.  I know who they married and when, but I have no other information.

9/25/97 -- Bruce Tyler --  I am looking for the descendants of Thomas E. Packer. I have his draft notice
from September 1862 and his evaluation as a school teacher from August 1852

5 Oct 1997 --  Ted Barraclough -- The Parents of John Avery Morgan b. abt 1880 and any information on his son Youngs Morgan and wife Sarah Elizabeth Browning.

6 Oct 1997 -- Ted Barraclough -- Need the ancestry of Stephen Bailey b. abt 1652 and spouse Abigail Cooper. They had a daughter Abigail b. 15 May 1677 in New London.

10-12-97 --DAWN PRATT --  Looking for info on WILLIAM INGRAM,INGRAHAM who married a ESTER FISH May 1, 1784Groton, Conn. William was in the Rev War. Moved to N.Y.about 1795.Need anything on both names.

10/17/97 --  Alice Quayle Gershman --I am looking for the parents of Mercy CHESTER (of Groton) b. ca. 1750; m. Lemuel HOWELL (of Islip, NY) ca 1782; had child Mary HOWELL 1783.  I believe her parents were John Chester/Abigail?, but need proof;  John Chester was son of Capt. John Chester/Mary StarrJohn had brothers Thomas and Deacon Joseph who also had daughters named Mercy.  I have ruled them out.  Need a birth record or marriage record that names Mercy's parents.

October 31, 1997 -- David A. Grierson, -- Anyone able to shed light on the Plumier & allied family connections,
please contact me.  37799 Apache Rd., Charlotte Hall, Maryland 20622 JOAN KAREN PLUMIER was born March 7, 1944, daughter of JOAN (?) & ARNOLD LOUIS PLUMIER, son of Albert Plumier.

12/5/97  -- patray@gate.net, Pat Walker: --  I am looking for the descendants of Thomas Lester b.ca.10 Oct. 1731, m. 28 Feb 1754 to Mary Allyn, b. 4 July 1734.  The Starr Cemetery, Groton, has Lester, Wait, s/o Thomas & Mary, d. 9/6/1781, age 21 (Fort Griswold).  Mary is buried in Cayuga County, New York.  She and her son(s) appear to have moved there after the 1790 census.  One son is most likely Ebenezer Lester b.ca. 1766, m. Cynthia Avery, d/o Elihu Avery.  Another may be Daniel Lester, b.ca.1763, m. Sabra Allyn.  Both died in Venice, Cayuga County, NY.  Snail mail is Pat Walker, RR 2, Box 1216, Clewiston, FL 33440.

December 1997 -- Foresider @aol.com -- "WILLIAMS, Nathaniel, CT line, Naomi Menter former wid, R19136, sol appl 15
Dec 1818 in Ontario Co NY aged 55 a res of Gorham NY, sol's wid appl 17 Jan 1861 in Monroe Co NY aged 75, sol had m Naomi Bishop 14 May 1803 at Seneca in Ontario Co NY & sol d 2 Apr 1813 at Hopewell in Ontario Co NY, sol's & wid's
oldest son was Solomon Williams who was b 26 Jan 1804, other children were; Hinson (actually Hiram) Williams b 28 Jul 1806, Sabra Williams b 8 Mar 1810, William W. Williams b 10 Jul 1811 & Alonzo Williams b in May 1813."  I believe Nathaniel was from Groton, possibly serving in Captain BACON's Company the CT Line.  Other Williamses in the same company were: Warrin, Ebenezer.  Other Williamses from Groton serving in "the Line" between 1777-1781: Lt. Henry, Sgt. Uriah, Robt., Thos., John, SolomonJacob, Joseph and Ralph.  Any information appreciated.

December 27, 1997 --    Jeffrey D. Potter -- Looking for information on the ancestors of my grandfather, Adelbert Wicker Potter (born Feb. 24, 1896).

January 1998 -- April R. Saccoccio  -- A Stanton SHOLES, b 14 Mar. 1772 Groton, son of Abel and Lucy SHOLES, m. Abigail Avery d. of James Avery, 14 Mar. 1793 Groton, Ct. Looking for all information on the SHOLES family.This family has been my brick wall. There seems to be nothing on them at all.

February 2, 1998 -- Peggy Whipple -- I'm looking for the parents of Susannah GATES, possibly born 1779 in CT. I would also like to know about her marriages, both in Ct around Gorton. She married a LATHROP and had three sons, Ezra, William, Elisha and maybe more. She re-married Ebenezer WHIPPLE, leaving Gorton with her WHIPPLE children and LATHROP sons to PA about 1800.

2-4-98   -- Jonni Sue Schilaty  -- I haven't been able to track down the birth dates of the children of Joseph and Hannah    ?   LATHAM of Groton.  He was born in Groton Sept 12, 1712, son of William and Hannah (MORGAN) LATHAM.  I haven't yet found out Hannah's maiden name or birthdate.  I have no marriage date or place, either.  I believe that all of their children were born in Gorton.  Children were: Carey, born about 1740; Abner, born about 1744; Joseph, born in 1746; Hanna, Lydia, Eunice and Sarah born ??  If anyone has any information that would lead me to obtaining information on this family, please let me know.  Thanks!

January 28, 1998 -- Helen Chamblee -- I am looking for the parents of Amanda Brown born 10 Jul 1807 at Groton CT
died 6 Aug 1856, married Jesse Phillips.

February 18, 1997 -- Sharon Rapoza -- I am looking for information on my grandfather, Great Grandfather, George Avery, born between 1835 and 1845. He is a decendant of the Avery's in Groton.  He had 13 children, my grandfather was Vaughn George Avery, born Feb. 1900.  I think George's wife's name was Emma.

February 19, 1998  --Kelley Dickinson  -- I'm looking for Caroline  MASON (parents, birthdate) who was married to James
LAMPHERE (son of James Lamphere and Grace DESHON) on June 5, 1814 in Groton.  They had a daughter, Caroline Lamphere, who was born in Groton February 25, 1815.  There are so many MASONs, I haven't been able to pin this Caroline
down.  Thanks for any help you can give me.  Kelley Dickinson

02 Feb 1998,--  Jon Field. -- We are researching BREWER, Lee born abt 1877. Brother named Sterling who died
in 1954, Jul 17. Need to know parents name!

March 06,1998  --  Gary LaVerne Avery-- I am looking for the parents of Philo Avery. He was born Dec.15,1830 or 34 in Ohio.His father is supposed to be from New York and his mother from New Jersey. He married Elizabeth Turner of Illinois and they lived in Bath, Ilinois.  They had seven children:  Henry,David,Soloman,Elizabeth,Samuel,Daniel,and Jessie This information is from the 1850 census and family members.

10 Apr 1998 --   David W. Mills -- Seeking info on Paul Williams, b Groton abt 1767; removed from Groton abt 1805
to Akron, OH, together with Miner Spicer.  Believe his brother or cousin was Rufus Williams, my direct line ancestor, who removed to Huntington, Chittenden county, Vermont.  Many thanks,

18 april 1998 --   julia riley -- . need any info concerning the family of ISAAC LAMB who lived in groton ca 1714. he came from england. he had a son,jacob who m. jerusha williams of preston ct. ca 1725.

20 may 1998 -- julia riley -- desire info on timothy lamb jr b. 5 sep 1767 d. 24 may 1850 m. zerriah hicks d. 24 july 1865.

 July 3, 1998 -- Kathy Brown -- I am looking for information about MARINA FARNCES PERKINS (married to HENRY
H. WILLIAMS. I believe her parents were JABEZ AND REBECKAH PERKINS (b.1802 in Groton, Ct.)

April 28, 1998 -- Addison S. Brown -- Looking for ancestors who to the best of my knowledge did reside in Groton.
Ebenezer Brown was born about 1725 in Groton, CT.  He was the son of Nathaniel Brown 2nd, and Anna Haynes Brown.  Ebenezer had sisters and brothers as follows:  Nathaniel   Comfort   Joseph   Elisha    Anna    Mary     Elijah
I am looking for the name of Ebenezer's wife and their children.  I know of one son, Daniel, who was born in Groton, March 4, 1760, and who married Esther Button, the widow of Benjamin Button and daughter of Deacon Joseph Chapman of

27 April 1998 -- Sue Walker Rood -- Seeking parents of Mary CUVLER (b. 13 Sep 1736 in possibly Groton, New
London Co., CT, d. 21 Mar 1824 in Wysox, Bradford Co., PA) who m. George WOODBURN (b. 15 Sep 1722 in Stonington, New London Co., CT, d. 20 Oct 1802 in Petersburg, Rensselaer Co., NY; s/o John & Mary (CARR) WOODBURN)  22 Jul 1759 in Baptist Church, Groton, New London, CT. Their children (all born in Stonington, New London Co., CT) were George, Anna, John,  Moses, Susannah, Isaac, Napthali, Allen, Joseph, Amy, Polly and David.

5-22-98 -- Darlene Brant -- i am seeking information on any and all WIDGER'S that may have lived in the
Groton area.

6/18/98 --   Mary Eldridge -- (Names may be either Eldredge or Eldridge) Need to know children of Amos ELDRIDGE (son of Daniel ELDREDGE and Sarah CHIPMAN) b. 29 Dec. 1747 (source: IGI) Groton, CT.  Amos' wife may have been Marthe CLARK (or she may have been married to another Amos Eldridge, whose dob was 1783.)  Amos and Marthe? had
child:  John S. (or John M.?) Eldridge.  Either I have the wrong Amos or John Eldridge or I am missing a generation!
I need to know chldren of Amos ELDREDGE/ELDRIDGE or dob and parents of John S. or John M. ELDREDGE/ELDRIDGE.  I have generations back from Amos through 1415, England.

24 JUN 1998 --  Carrie Stave --  I am looking for the parents of MARY WILLIAMS born 1750, died 1809 in
Groton.  She was married before 1771 to Jonathan Hilliard who was born 27 FEB 1754 in Stonington, died 1803 in Groton.  They had 8 kids: Deacon Eliphalet, Abgail, Mary, Jonathan, Sarah, Capt. Joseph, Isaiah and William, all born Groton between 1771 and 1784.  Thanks!

6-28-98 --- Brenda Greenley Rickman -- GREENLY/GREENLEY- looking for ancestors- Freelove Greenly is listed in
1850 census of Groton- anyone have info on this family?

24 July 1998,--  Ted Barraclough,--Seek ancestry of Arnold Latham, b. abt 1870 d. bef 1898. He was a jewler in Noank and married Mary Evelyn Saunder of RI abt 1895. She was a widow when she m. (2) Charles Edgecomb in 1898.

July 7, 1998 -- Karen Baker -- I am trying to find out about the Mother of ASA PACKER. He was born in the Groton area on Dec. 39, 1805 to ELISHA PACKER, JR. and DESIRE PACKER. I do not know for sure if Desire's maiden name is actually Packer, and it is her line that I am searching for. I am also looking for the names of the siblings of Asa. Apparently Asa's parents were "very young" when he was born. I think two brothers may have had the initials of R.W. and W.B., but this I'm not sure of, either. I have Elisha, Jr.'s line...he died Nov. 16, 1830. Asa went to Pennsylvania and became a very wealthy and very important man in Pennsylvania history, but I find nothing on his Mother!

July 14th, 1998 ---Mamie L. Ballard  --  Seeking Parentage of  Amos Avery ,born September14th, 1769 , in Groton
Connecticut, married Sarah Sweat, January 25th, 1812 in Amite Co Mississippi, Died December 02, 1855in Rapides Parish, Louisiana.any help would be appreciated.  Thank you, Mamie