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December 8, 1996 -- Walt Newcomb -- Any information on the Mercy BROWN- ?? STONE union refered to below?
Seeking information on Mercy BROWN who had a child (Orrin NEWCOMB; b. Lebanon, New London, Co Ct. on ?? Mar 1789) by Paul NEWCOMB [b. 15 Mar 1752:: Lebanon, New London, CT; d. ?? Aug 1794. Whitehall, Washington Co NY]. Mercy was not Paul's wife, and she later married a man named STONE (?? Labanon ??) and had several children.

9 Jan 1996 -- Marlene Wilkinson -- Need ancestors of Martha CLARK of Lebanon, CT who married Jedediah BUCKINGHAM. Martha was born about 1733. She died 20 May 1821. Jediah, son of Thomas and Mary (PARKER) BUCKINGHAM,was born 20 Jan 1727 at Saybrook, CT and died 9 Jul 1809 in Columbia, CT. Help appreciated.

Jan 14, 1997 -- Terence Kelley -- Jerusha BRADFORD married Hezekiah NEWCOMB 1716 in Lebanon, CT.Their son, Silas NEWCOMB, married Submit PINEO 1738 in Lebanon. Silas died in Lebanon in 1773; Submit died in VT in 1804. I am descended from Silas and Submit; separated by 10 generations and 3,000 miles!! Do I have any cousins living in CT in 1997? Terence Kelley in California.

1 Feb 1997-- Brian Manson --Any information on David BENTLEY (1724-1792) married c.1748 Ann BALDWIN (1725 - ) and their ancestors. David's father, we believe, a William BENTLEY. I understand their is a book or paper out on the Bentleys on Conn. Any suggestions on how I can get a hold of it?

Feb 3, 1997-- Vicki Titus --I am looking for information on a Titus family that might have been in the area. Lucy Blackman b. in Lebanon in 1755 to Elisha and Lucy Blackman, married a John Titus, then a Titus Darrow. Looking for any info on this John Titus.

16 february 1997-- Emily Raemore --I'm looking for info on Anna Perkins 91762-1854) who married circa 1783 Sylvester Manley (1764-1833). I'm also searching for info on their son Hubbell (1792-1872) and his wife Harriet Phelps; they were married 1815. Harriet possibly had sisters Sally (m. 1810 Sylvester Manley, Jr.), Abigail (m. 1809 Darius Manley), Polly (m. 1823 Menzies Manley). Sylvester and wife Anna, Hubbel and wife Harriet all moved to Bradford Co. PA between 1811 and 1833 and died there. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Emily

March 5, 1997 --Douglas V. Smith-- Searching for dates and places of death and burial of the following residents of Lebanon: (1) Samuel CALKINS born 1663 and perhaps died 1720; (2) Hannah (GIFFORD) CALKINS born 1671 and perhaps died Jan. 1761; (3) John CALKINS born 1693; (4) Nathaniel CALKINS born 1703 and married Lois ???; (5) Hannah (CALKINS) PHELPS married 1714 Timothy PHELPS, and may have been of Hebron; and (6) Ruth (CALKINS) STILES married 1726 Nathan STILES and may have removed to Hebron or Colchester. Douglas V. Smith, Box 65, Sharon, VT 05065 or e-mail to

5 Apr 1997 -- Richard L. Ashmun -- I am looking for information and proofs for the birth of Miranda FOX, b. 3/4/1816 in Lebanon, CT. Also any information and proofs on her parents, Daniel FOX and Mercy WHALEY.

5 Apr 1997 -- Richard L. Ashmun --Looking for information and proofs on the parents of Abigail MAXWELL, b. 1/31/1782, Lebanon, CT. She married Azel STOWELL in Peru, MA. on 1/4/1804. Also need proof of her birth.

26 April 97 --Pete Smith --I am trying to find the ancestry of Joseph King, husband of Abby Shapley, & father of Abby Shapley King. He was probably b in the late 1790's in or near Lebanon, CT. His d Abby was b in Lebanon in 1822 (don't have exact date). Anything you can share would be most appreciated!!!

9 May 1997--Merlin D. Russell Jr. --The pension application which Jonathan Russell (8 November 1759-11 March 1843) filed at Chester, New York, 6 Jan 1841 stated that he was from Lebanon, Ct., that he moved to Pownal, Vt. on to Goshen, Massachusetts and returned to Pownal, and settled in Chester, NY in 1806. According to the Lebanon Vital Records, he was born there 8 November 1759, a son of Jonathan and Deborah. Seeking information on Jonathan and Deborah and their ancestors. Thank you for your help.

May 13, 1997 --Josephine Small Donahue --Simeon PORTER b. 10 Jan.1726, per Lebanon VRs, son of John and Abigail PORTER. Any information on either John or Abigail would be greatly appreciated.

May 20, 1997-- Elbert W. Phillips -- Seeking ancestors of Patience WILLIAMS, b Jan 14, 1738/39, m Amos CLARK; parents may have been Daniel WILLIAMS & Elizabeth UNKNOWN, & if so siblings may have been Jehiel, Lydia, Daniel Jr, Betty, John, Simon, Ruth, & Billy b from 1732 to 1750. Many, many thanks.

May 30, 1997 -- Mary Ella Avery Bahl --I am looking for the birthdate of Capt. Robert S. Avery. I read that he moved to Lebanon as a young man. He was married to Sally Crary of Preston, in Preston on June 14, 1807. I would also like any information that can be found about his parents names.

3 June 1997 -- Diantha Howard -- Looking for any information on James BILL and wife Keziah FRENCH, of Lebanon, CT, who married before 1728. Need ancestry, children, birth dates.

July 16, 1997 -- Robert LaBelle -- I am looking for any information on Charlotte Palmer TAYLOR.  She was
born on April 16, 1815 in Lebanon, CT, and died June 10, 1889 in Danvers, MA.  She married, on March 3, 1839 in Norwich, CT, Thomas HARTMAN, born Crief, Perthshire, Scotland on October 16, 1804 to Thomas and Minna (ROBINSON) HARTMAN. Thomas died July 5, 1862 in Danvers, MA.
They had the following children:
1. Mary Esther HARTMAN: born December 8, 1839 in Norwich, CT; married Charles Albert BURCHSTED on July 3, 1861 in Danvers, MA; died November 22, 1922 in Danvers, MA
2. Thomas HARTMAN: born December 1841 in Norwich, CT; married (?); died November 21m 1923 in Beverly, MA
3. Charles R. HARTMAN:  born March 11, 1844 in Saxonville (Framingham),MA: married Elizabeth Jane WELCH on April 4, 1867 in Sanford, ME; died September 2, 1938 at New England Sanitorium (NE
Memorial Hospital in Stoneham, MA
4. Henry HARTMAN: born September 9, 1846 in Saxonville (Framingham), MA:
married (?); died April 28, 1877 in Danvers, MA
6. Isabelle(a) HARTMAN: born May 1, 1849 in Canton, MA; married Thomas B. Inman on July 13, 1867 in Danvers, MA; died July 11, 1877
7. Albert HARTMAN: born September 27, 1851 in Tapleyville (Danvers), MA; married Eliza P. Foster on May 25, 1884 in Dnavers; died March 7, 1928 in Danvers, MA
8. George HARTMAN: born March 16, 1854 in Tapleyville (Danvers),MA;
married (?); died 1908 in Danvers, MA
7. Louisa HARTMAN: born December 21, 1856 probably in Danvers; died at
age 17 on August 16, 1873
8. Caroline HARTMAN:    born November 21, 1859 in Tapleyville (Danvers),
MA; never married; died 1949 in Danvers, MA

24 Jul 1997 -- frank.w.king.jr -- I am also looking for the ancestry of Joseph King married to Abby Shapely
King.  He was born in 1797 in Connecticut, probably not Lebanon.  He is  buried with this wife in the Goshen cemetery in Lebanon.  He had a daughter, also named Abby Shapely and at least one son, John Shapely King, born in l822.  any information would be appreciated.

Sept 1, 1997 -- Lonnie Richardson --RICHARDSON - I am looking for information on any RICHARDSON  or RICHASON that lived in Lebanon, CT. prior to 1750. I have Ebenezer Richardson, Jr,  born in Lebanon, 1720 who married Katharine Brewster. I also have his father  and their families. There was also a David living in Lebanon during this time period  Who was his father and who was the Father of Ebenezer Sr.

November 8, 1997--   Robert A. Smith -- Anyone able to give me help on Elisha PORTER, m. Miriam RUSS(?) in Lebanon on Dec. 1,1748?   Sorry, that's all I have on Elisha.   Am trying to establish link between Samuel PORTER/RememberMAKEPEACE and Jacob PORTER/Abigail ALLINE.  Remember MAKEPEACE b. ca.1707; Samuel PORTER d. Apr. 16, 1761.   Jacob PORTER b.1794; Abigail ALLINE b.May 4,
1760. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 12 Nov 1997 -- Renie Cervone  --  I am looking for info on Submit NEWCOMB who was married to CONSIDER CUSHMAN.  Submit was, I believe, from Lebanon, she was born 1745.  Her father, Silas NEWCOMB, was born 2 Sep 1717 in Lebanon, married to Submit PINEO b 19 Oct 1717.  Any info appreciated.  I believe Consider and
Submit moved to Greenfield, MA.  Replies to

November 1997 -- Arch Miller -- I am interested in obtaining information about the descendants of the Reverend James Fitch who died November 18th, 1702 (exactly 295 years ago today) in Lebanon, Connecticut.  He was buried there also.
I have some information about him.  For example, I know that through his second wife, Priscilla Mason, one of his daughters,
Elizabeth, married Edward Taylor, the Puritan poet.  I have also found a reference to the Reverend Mr. Fitch in Samuel Sewall's diary.  (Friday,  July 15-Monday, July 18 1698:  Taylor went to visit his old friend and Taylor mentioned Fitch to Sewall.)  I am a Fitch  descendent through his first marriage, to Abigail.  I am specifically interested in knowing the extent to which the Reverend James Fitch participated in the education of Taylor and Sewall, especially considering the role that Sewall played in the Salem Witch Trials.
Basically, I am interested in acquiring information about the Fitch Family in Connecticut.

12-9-97 -- Jim Hicks -- Looking for William Brewster, 1682-1768, resident of Lebanon, CT; son Ichabod Brewster, 1710-1797, wife Lydia Barston; son Ichabod Brewster, 1753-?, wife Lucy Clark; son Ichabod Brewster, 1785-1837.  Thanks

12/18/97 -- Jonni Sue Schilaty     --I am looking for information on parents and siblings of Jabez Perkins MANNING, born September 27, 1824 in Lebanon, CT.  Also the same for Desire BARTLETT born May 6, 1750 in Lebanon.

12/18/97 -- Jonni Sue Schilaty    -- I have information on the LATHAM, CLARK(E), LYMAN, STRONG, HEBARD, BUSHNELL, BUELL, and CHAPPELL families of Lebanon.  Some with several generations.

29 Dec 1997, --  June Mills Marcus -- MILLS, NICHOLS, I am looking for the birth and parents of JOHN MILLS born 1770, CT and HANNAH NICHOLS born 3 Jun 1771 in Lebanon, New London, CT. They married about 1880. any help is greatly appreciated.

1/10/98 -- Jean   --  I am looking for a Joseph Dewey, who settled in the Wyoming District of PA, possible coming from Lebanon, CT as part of the Susquehanna Company.  Would appreciate any info about him and/or the Susquehanna Co.  Thanks!

January 1998 -- D Donovan  -- I am researchin the Roods (Rudes) of Ct. I am looking for a Alfred born in Lebanon 1784. He was the son of Rufus born 4 December 1751 Lebanon .His mother was either a Lydia Niles or a Rebekah Hiscock....Alfred was married to a Sarah Sawyer, she was born 1797 where ?. She died 24 June 1876 in Windham Ct.  Any information would be vastly appreciated. Would you have the address of the Lebanon Court House as well. Many Thanks

January 29, 1998 -- B Holcomb -- PELETIAH HOLBROOK B-1743 Lebanon, CT M- MARY CLARK B-1966 B-. Son Elipalet B- 1777  New London, CT D- NY M-HANNAH WILSON.

02/05/98, -- , Russell G. Blakeslee  - Seeking any information on any of the following family names:   Peckham,   Blakeslee,   Gray,   Spafford or (Spafard)

16 Feb 1998 --   June Mills Marcus --NICHOLS, JAMES: I am looking for James NICHOLS born Nov 1744 in N. London, CT who md Jemima DODGE, 2 Sep 1770. His father is Reuben NICHOLS mother ? He was born in N. London, CT. Reubens father is said to be James NICHOLS, GR. Father is ALLEN NICHOLS.  Thanks you for any help.....DODGE, JOHN: Looking for John DODGE born abt 1720 in N. London, CT, md Hannah ? abt 1741. Daughter Jemima Dodge born 1742 in Montville, New
London, CT. Jemima md James NICHOLS abt 1770. Thank you for any help.

20 February 1998  -- Michael J. Hoch -- I am looking for information on AMASA COWELL born in Connecticut on November 24, 1799.  He married EMILY CHAPMAN of New York about 1828.  Please help.

February 20, 1998, -- Tonya A. Valentine --I have information and am seeking more on YEAMANS, STERLING, WIGHTMAN, RANDALL, and STARK.

1998 -- Renie Cervone -- Looking for the burial sites of Hezekiah Newcomb (died 1772), his wife Jerusha Bradford Newcomb (died 1739) (I have been told there is some sort of monument in Lebanon to them) and Hezekiah's parents, Simon Newcomb (died 1744) and Deborah Newcomb (died 1765).  All died and are buried in Lebanon.  A location or other information would be greatly appreciated.    I would like to obtain or take pictures of the headstones for my genealogy web site at -- there is considerable information on the Newcombs of Lebanon available here already. Any help greatly appreciated.

2/28/98,--   Jan Jaqua --Searching for family of Aaron Jaqua.  Aaron married Rebecca House of Lebanon.  She was born in Lebanon on 8/5/1727.  Aaron and Rebecca settled in Salisbury

March 4, 1998 --  Christine Lovelace  -- I am looking for the relatives of John LOVELESS who is listed in the records of Falmouth, Nova Scotia around 1761 as coming from from Lebanon, CT.  He was married to Hannah Vincent. Thank you for your help!

31 Mar. 1998 --   John Hoff -- I am researching the SWIFT family of Lebanon and Colchester.  My ancestress, Mary Swift, born about 1710, married Daniel Pratt in Colchester in 1733.  Mary's parentage is not known, but I believe that she may be the dau. of  Josiah and Mary (Bodfish) Swift.  She had a brother William who married Eliz. Wheeler in Lebanon in 1734.  The Swift history says that Mary, the dau. of Josiah, married a Nathan Barlow of Sandwich in 1732.  I and other researchers believe that this is probably incorrect.  Any input would be appreciated.   Thanks.

9 April 1998; --   Robert M. Heinrich  -- My ancestor, Daniel Newcomb, born 29 November 1729 in Hebron, CT; married
Elizabeth May 1754;  served  in American Revolution in 1777, 8th Artillery, CT Line under Capt. Sylvanus Brown.  His father was Capt. Obadiah Newcomb; and his father was Simon Newcomb;  and his father was Lt. Andrew Newcomb; and his
father was Capt. Andrew Newcomb, 1618-1686.  I have no information on Daniel Newcomb's death date or location, except that he perhaps died "after 1789."   I have reason to believe he might be buried in Lebanon because many of his relatives are.  Am wondering if you might have any information on him?

April 9, 1998 -- Donald R. Newcomb -- I am seeking information about the following members of the "Lyman Company of Military Adventurers" who are listed as being "of Lebanon":  Capt. Porter  Capt. Silas Crane  Robert Patrick  Ashbel Bowen
John Newcomb  James Dean  The Lyman Company was an ill-fated attempt made between 1773 and 1775 by Thaddeus and Phineas Lyman and their followers to colonize the area  between what are now Natchez and Vicksburg, Mississippi
 April 21, 1998, -- , Paul Edgar Turner -- I am in search of my Rogers ancestors from Lebanon, CT. Daniel Rogers born
bef. 1779 in Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut. His father was George Rogers born about 1739, married Ann Brewster born in Lebanon, CT in 1740.  George's father was Benjamin Rogers. No more information known.  I would love to discover Ann Brewster's Ancestors. Was she related to William Brewster from Mayflower? Was George born in Lebanon, if so when? Any
information on Benjamin Rogers, birth, marriage, wife, etc. All of the Rogers moved to Whately, MA in 1779. Thanks

 22 Apr 1998, -- , Delia Battle -- I would like to find record of the birth of Priscilla LITTLE, b. 17 Oct 1754 at Lebanon, d. 5 Oct 1838 at Columbia.  Also, would like to find proof that Priscilla was the daughter of John LITTLE and Mary SAMPSON.  And, I would like to find record of the marriage of Eliphalet WOODWORTH, b. 1751 at Lebanon, d. 16 Oct 1826 at Columbia, and Priscilla LITTLE, m. c. 1776.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.

 24-APR-1998 --  , Jeanne Killick -- I am looking for anyone with further information on the following brothers who
are descendants of the ELDER WILLIAM BREWSTER of Mayflower fame.  Any help with these families will certainly be appreciated!  Thank you,
1.  WILLIAM BREWSTER (WILLIAM5, BENJAMIN4, JONATHAN3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born Bef. 1701 in Lebanon, New London County,CT.  He married MEHITABLE ABEL 13 Dec 1716 in Lebanon. Is this WILLIAM BREWSTER the same who was brought up at Lebanon, CT, where he lived with his first wife, and married a second time at New Haven, New Haven County, CT, and then moved to "The Oblong" (The Oblong was a strip of land two and one-half miles wide along the Connecticut border, which had been ceded by the State of Conn. to New York in 1731 in exchange for lands along Long Island Sound) where they lived until 1754, when they moved to Virginia?  They remained in Virginia where General Bradick was defeated by the French in 1755.  In 1757, the indians drove WILLIAM and his family off, and they returned to "The Oblong" where he was still living as of February 1764. The Oblong adjoined the town of Ridgefield, Conn., and at the time was in
Dutchess County, NY, (later Putnam County). Some of the villages of the Oblong were called Nine Partners, Pawling, Crumebow, Phillips Patent--in New York, and New Milford, Sherman, New Fairfield--in Connecticut. EBENEZER BREWSTER, brother of WILLIAM, above, was born 1 Feb 1702/03 in Lebanon, CT.  He married ELIZABETH DE WOLF 13 Nov 1721 in Lebanon, CT, daughter of CHARLES DE WOLF and PRUDENCE.  It is very possible that ELIZABETH died after the birth of their 4th child in 1729, and EBENEZER may have remarried, producing a "second" family.  EBENEZER and WILLIAM were in "The Oblong" as early as March 1746/7, and were taxed there in 1747/48 through June 1753.  It is highly likely that both EBENEZER and WILLIAM removed with their families to Virginia.  We know that WILLIAM returned to "The Oblong" in 1757,
and was still there in 1764.  However, we do not know anything further about EBENEZER and his descendants, unless they remained in Virginia, and are part of the puzzle of those seeking the ancestors of COMFORT BREWSTER who died in
Wythe County, VA, in 1799.

May 2, 1998, --  Paul E. Turner, -- In search of information on Benjamin Rogers, George Rogers who married Ann Brewster, and Daniel Rogers all who moved from Lebanon, CT to Whately, MA about 1779. I am looking for birth dates, marriage dates, spouse of Benjamin and where did they originate before Lebanon.

May 14, 1998 --   Julia Torrey Neely  -- Am researching Samuel Holden Torrey and the Torrey family.  Have
relatives from Connecticut but do not know where (Judith Larned Torrey, Erastus Torrey, etc.).  Thanks for any help you can give me.

May 24, 1998 -- Nathan W. Pyles -- The Tilden Family. My name is Nathan W. Pyles. I am researching my paternal grandmother’s family TILDEN.  JOSEPH TILDEN was born 25 March 1784 in Lebanon, CT. He was married to LOIS SULLARD 5 April 1810.  On his tombstone in Exetor graveyard in New London it states that he was a General and that he died on 30 October 1866.  He children were the following: JOSEPH WHITE TILDEN- My direct g-grandfather
John Barton Tilden ,Lois Loomis Tilden, Elizabeth Ann Tilden, Aralutia Adelanie Tilden, Hortense Alamanthia Tilden,
Jasyle Refine Latting Tilden.  I am told that Lois Sullard was in someway of French descent, and that she came from Onterio, Canada, or her family did. I am trying to make the connection with my Tilden family in Lebanon, CT to the STEPHEN TILDEN family in Scituate, Mass. I know that JOSEPH TILDEN ‘s father or grandfather married ELIZABETH WHITE and that is how thier son JOSEPH WHITE TILDEN got his name. I would like to know the father of my JOSEPH TILDEN specifically and trace the lineage from there. There are so many Joseph’s in the genealogy, it is hard to keep
track of who is who. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

31 May 1998,  --  Carl Dunn -- ROBERTS, Alice Searching for confirmation of parents of Alice ROBERTS Married 12 Jul 1742 to David ABEL of Lebanon, Ct In the Abel Genealogy she is give 'of Colchester' The 3rd son was named William Roberts ABEL, which supposes her father was William Robertts.  There was a William Roberts of Colchester married to Elizabeth Northam, but no confirmation they had a daughter named Alice.  One daughter was named Ruth Randall ABEL
(most of the children were named for relatives).  Who then was Ruth Randall.  There was a Ruth Randall, daughter of Perry Randall of Colchester, but she was of about the same age as Alice.

6/12/98 --   David R. G. McLoughlin -- Seeking information on John MAXWELL, born 26 January 1754, Lebanon, CT.
Spouse unknown to me. Need information on family and parents. John MAXWELL died 17 March 1825 in Lebanon, CT, Thank you all.

June 14, 1998 -- Patricia Ann Reynolds -- looking for parents of Charles Franklin Reynolds and their when and where they
were born.

18 Jun 1998,--  Fred Hatch -- I am trying to find Elizabeth "Betsy" Walden.  We think that she could have been born in Lebanon, CT around 1750-1756.  We do know that she was married to John Hatch in 1776 in Berkshire, Mass.  We do not have any further information on her.  Can anyone help?