Please keep in mind that these are OLD queries that pre-date RootsWeb. You will most assuredly find some bad e-mail addresses and obsolete information.  However, because these queries may offer a needed clue in your genealogy research, I have not edited them and do not plan to do so.  Pat Sabin, New London County CTGenWeb

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25 October 1996--Ruby Coleman--Seeking information on the parents/ancestry of Eunice LOVE, born about 1761 probably in CT. She married Jedediah KIMBALL at Norwich, Ct. on 2 July 1775. After the Rev. War they removed to Vermont where she died in 1828.

05 November 1996 --Robert E. Stewart-- "Alexander of Norwich" Stewart having recently arrived from New London was admitted an inhabitant of Plainfield, Ct. 1728. There he married Amey Spaulding in 1734. I am seeking information about Alexander-his parentage-his origins-his family.

1 November 1996--Katherine--Seeking information on the parents/ancestry of William Lyman Maples, b. 4 Nov 1837, in Norwich, married Mary Lee Denison, 16 Feb 1864. Is she related to the Lyman family or the Leffingwell family? Would appreciate any help you can give me.

8 November 1996--Hank Beecher--Seeking information on William Backus who moved to Norwich, CT about 1659 had two wives Ann Bingham Stenton and Sarah Charles?

19 November 1996 -- Ted Brown -- Looking for descndents of Edwin R. Leibert 1903-1987, we share common ancestors... he worked most of his life for the YMCA in New York, and lived for a while in Rhode Island after he retired, but his death is listed as either Baltic or Norwich, New London, g grandmother was his aunt.

December 3, 1996 -- Jackie DeCamp -- I'm looking for the family of Thomas LEFFINGWELL who was born in England and died in Norwich, CT in 1714. He was married to Mary White. They had a son Nathaniel. This is the only information I have. Please e-mail me.

December 9, 1996 -- G.B. Davis-- I am looking for information Re: Benejah ROOD (1718-) m. 1747 Sarah Smith.    Elijah ROOD (- 1829) m. Lucinda.   Elisha ROOD.     Asa ROOD.    The brothers settled in Franklin County, Vermont. I believe that there were ROODS in Norwich for four generations. Thomas ROOD, Samuel ROOD, Samuel ROOD, Benejah ROOD (See above)    Any information or lookups are appreciated.

January 9. 1997 -- Pat Abear - - Seeking information or decendants on Alexander Gromko or relatives whom he stayed with when he arrived from Trzy Rzeczki, Poland in 1895.

January 11, 1997 -- Janet M. Hradsky -- Searching for parents of Elizabeth JENNINGS, born @1754, married to Walter KIMBALL/KIMBLE, born April 26, 1754, Norwich, CT, died @1835, Killbuck Twp., Holmes Co., OH. Descended from their son, Charles KIMBLE, born @ 1784, Preston, New London Co., CT, died November 20, 1852, Brady Twp., Kalamazoo Co., MI.

20 January 1997 -- Ginny Humes--I understand several of Joseph SAFFORD and Mary BAKER's children removed from Ipswich, Essex, MA to New London County, CT. John SAFFORD d. 12 Aug 1739 in Norwich. His wife was Abigail MARTIN SAFFORD.Would like data on their children and also when Abigail died.

12 Feb 1997 - - Dolores Ford Mobley-- My FORD and HARRIS families lived around Norwich in the 1700's. Would appreciate hearing from another researcher looking for those family names!

2 February 1997 - - Peter L. Lassonde, III--Seeking any and all information in the construction of my Family Tree pertaining to Surnames of Lassonde, St. Rock, Cote', Roberts. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thank You!

March 4, 1997 --Stephen B. Nathan-- Seeking information about Ella Lee Stevens, born Norwich Nov, 1889, died circa 1985. She is buried in Yantic Cemetery. Her mother was Anna Hill. We think this is an old family because at her death a medal from the DAR was found. Also who has records for Yantic Cemetery?

24 Mar 1997--John B. Culver-- I am looking for information about the birth/baptismal record of George H. Culver, and who his parents were. George Henry Culver was born on April 18, 1833 to William Culver and his wife (name unknown), in the Town of Franklin, Connecticut, a few miles northwest of Norwich. (The Franklin Town Records do not document his birth. This information comes from other records, including the crews lists of whalers sailing out of New London which are held in the National Archives at Waltham, Mass.) According to his death record in Isabella County, Michigan (d. November 24, 1914), his father's name was William Culver of Connecticut. (The family was probably Methodist, and his father may have been a stonemason. Later, George would also work as farmer as well as a stonemason in Michigan, where he would build the foundation and first floors of barns.) George appears in the U.S. Census records for Norwich, Connecticut in 1850. At that time he was 16 years old and working on the farm of a Mr. James Rogers as a farm worker. The next record that appears for him was in 1851, when he was 17 years old. On June 30, 1851, he joined the crew of the whaling ship "Clematis", at New London. The Master of the ship was Mr. William Benjamin. The crews list for the "Clematis" also describes George H. Culver as being 5 feet, 6 1/2 inches tall and was of light complexion with light hair. The ship returned to port on May 8, 1853, and George H. Culver is listed again as having returned with the ship. The St. Mary's Parish records in Norwich (now located at St. Patrick's Cathedral)show that George H. Culver married an Irish immigrant, Mary Shea on April 27, 1856. This marriage is confirmed in the Norwich Town Records. They had one daughter, Maria H. Culver, (later in Michigan she is called Henrietta Culver), born to them on March 6, 1857. She was baptized two days later, on March 8, 1857, at St. Mary's Catholic Church. According to the 1857 Norwich City Directory, George H. Culver lived at 67 Thames W.S. and listed his occupation as a "mariner". Later in 1857 or in 1858, the young family moved to St. Joseph, Michigan. Either along the way, or in St. Joseph, Mary Shea Culver died. George Culver then married Elizabeth Rogene Williams on April 30, 1959. I have most of the Michigan information. My problem is to find out whether or not George H. Culver was baptized in the Methodist Church in Norwich or in Franklin, and which William Culver was his father. At this time, I do not think that the family were any longer Congregationalists, though they could have been. In Michigan, the George H. Culver family were Stonite Christians and later Methodists, not Catholics. Also, who was the mother of George H.Culver? According to family oral history, she apparently died when he was still in his early teenage years. George supposedly ran away from home when his father remarried, which might explain why he was living with the Rogers family as a farm worker in the Town of Norwich. If you should know these questions, please notify Rev. John B. Culver. e-mail:

April 4, 1997 -- Jean Coy Bartholomew-- Harriet Maria CLARK bp 5 Jul 1844 Old Saybrook, CT, dau. of Chapman and Roxana (Clark) Clark. Moved her membership to Broadway Church (now United Congregational Church) between 1872 and 1880. Only member of family left and would like to know what happened to her. Roxana (Clark) Clark was a sister to my gr gr gr grandfather.

, 4 Apr 1997 -- NANCY ULRICH-- Josiah Read was b. abt. 1675 and d. 03 Jul 1717, Norwich, Ct. He m. Grace Holloway (dau. of William Holloway) of Mansfield, Ma.. They had son Josiah who was b. Apr 1668. He m. 03 Jun 1697 to Elizabeth Armsdale or Amsden. They had son Jacob Reed, who was b. 01 Feb 1702, Norwich, Ct. d. 25 May 1774 (buried at East Windsor, Ct) He m. Lydia Kimball Longbottom (widow) and their children were born in New Lebanon, Ct. I am interested in information on the spouses of these Reed men. Please e-mail.

April 1997-- RDunn--Seeking any information on GREENFIELD LARRABEE died 2/3/1739 in Norwich,CT and his wife ALICE PARK LARRABEE who died in Norwich 11/23/1749. Their son JOHN LARRABEE 6/11/1677-3/26/1761 Norwich,CT and his wife REBECKA PARKS LARRABEE died 3/23/1758 in Norwich,CT. Their daughter ALICE LARRABEE born in Norwich,CT 10/30/1706 married JAMES W. APPLEY of Plainfield,CT. Can anyone help with these lines , such as death records or any information. PLEASE EMAIL ME AT

11 April, 1997-- Stanley J. Niles--I am searching for information on the Niles family believed to have lived in Norwich in or around 1860's.

4/27/97-- Debbie Dotts Christian --I am looking for the surname of a "Mary" who married "Ebenezer Bragg" approximately 1778 in Norwich (possibly). Their daughter, Elizabeth Bragg, b. 22 Nov 1780 in Norwich, married a "Beriah Kelley of Norwich". One of their children was named "Joseph Mather Kelley" I am also searching for the parents of "Beriah Kelley".

May 8, 1997 --Claudia Schuman --I have a photograph of Mary BARBER WILCOX celebrating her 100th birthday on July 19, 1885 in Norwich, CT. The photograph is of Mary with all of her descendants - children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Mary BARBER WILCOX was born July 19, 1785 in Exeter, RI., the daughter of Reynolds BARBER and Alced DAWLEY. Mary was married to John WILCOX on Sept 1,1805. They had several children. This photograph was passed down in our family and was given to me by my grandmother's cousin in 1980. It had been saved by my great-great grandmother, who was a great-niece of Mary Barber. Its' amazing it has survived all these many years. Being Mary Barber was a sister to my 4th great grandfather, Ellery BARBER, she is not a direct ancestor, so I would love to find a direct desecendant of Mary and John Wilcox to share the photo.

May 13, 1997 -- Raymond H. Brooks --Looking for information on Wait Hurlburt & his wife Charity Shufeldt who resided in Norwich, Ct about 1850-55.

5-22-1997 -- N. Wayne Cosby, -- Searching for biographical information on James Church Pratt, b. Hartford, CT on 3-17-1838, m. Jennie A. Peck in Norwich, CT on 8-16-1864 and died at unknown time. Seeking info on his life in Norwich and when he died, where buried, etc. Many thanks.

27 May 1997 -- Joy Harrington Brown --BELL, Mary: born circa 1759 m. Abel HASKINS and settled in Danby, Vt. in the 1770's. Parents: Samuel BELL and Martha WARREN who lived in Woodbury and Washington, Ct. Children: Epaphras b 6 Sept 1742 m. Lucy Cury/Cary; Patience bo 28 Feb 1746/7; Tabitha b. 5 July 1749; Oliver b 17 Feb 1751/2; Ruth b 10 September 1754 m. Jeremiah Ingraham; Martha b 13 Feb 1757 m. Stephen Hutchinson; Mary b 1759; Delight b 1761 m. John Sargent, M.D.  an early settler of Pawlet, Vt.  It is believed that the family is of Welsh origin.  Mary and Delight might have  lived in Norwich before their marriages. Info taken from"History and Map of Danby, Vt." by J.. C. Williams. Mary died in 1839 in Vermont. Any further information on Mary or Delight would be appreciated. Mary and Abel are the ggggparents of my own ggrandmother. (updated September 27, 1997)

May 28, 1997 -- D.Fred Micks--I am attempting to trace John Mix, who was born in Norwich on January 11, 1781, as the son of John Mix and Elizabeth Williams Mix. He appears in the 1790 Norwich census as a member of his father's household, but not the one of 1800, when he would have been approx. 19 years old. Numerous siblings (Nathan /1779, Betsey / 1782, Lois / 1784, Catey / 1787, Lydia / 1789, Gurdon / 1790, and Ebenezer / 1793) are identified in Vital records of Norwich, Part I. Any record of him in Norwich post - 1790? Any record of death / burial in the Norwich area? Any way to know whether he left the area for elsewhere in New England, New York, or Canada?

June 4, 1997 -- Cynthia M Terry --I am looking for information on the Adelard and Georgianna (Tremblay) Adams family. Adelard was born June 15, 1892. They had at least one child, Beatrice born May 19, 1915. Beatrice married Lawrence L. Pepin November 28, 1935 at the Sacred Heart Church in Taftville, CT. Any information that could be provided on this family would be helpful.

June 28, 1997 -- Cindy Christenson -- Is anyone researching the HINSON family? Thomas HINSON and Sarah HOUGH were married in Norwich 9 Jul 1723 and their son William was born there the next year. William HINSON married Azuba RAYMOND in Norwich 7 May 1761. They moved to Bozrah and at least two sons moved to New York. Would like to hear from anyone working on these families.

1 Jul 1997 -- Suzanne Lisson -- SULLIVAN/SHEA - Mary SULLIVAN b. ca 1844 Ballingary,Co. Limerick,IRE. d. 5 May 1917 Norwich,came to US in 1869 m. Michael SHEA 26 Nov 1873 Norwich. Michael b. 1842 Ballingary,Co. Limerick, d. 16 Apr 1917 Norwich.Need info on ch.John(Jackie) ,Mary, Ann, Catherine, Patrick, Michael L.,and Johanna(Annie)T.SHEA.SULLIVAN/KIRBY - Johanna SULLIVAN b. 1839 Ballingary,Co. Limerick,IRE. d. before 1920, came to US in 1869 , m. William KIRBY in Ballingary. William b. 1840 in Ballingary, d. 5 Apr 1878, Norwich by accident. Need info on ch. James, Edmund, Jeremiah, William J., Ellen(Nellie), Michael, Catherine J.,and Johanna(Annie)M. KIRBY.

June 21, 1997 -- Don Sheldon -- I'm looking for information as to the birth of my great-grandfather. His name was Joseph Washington LePage. I believe he was born in the Norwich Ct area. I would like to know his parents names and info if possible. Thank you.Don

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, she married Thomas HARTMAN from Crief, Perthshire, Scotland, on March 3, 1839 in Norwich, CT and she died June 10, 1889 in Danvers, MA. They had the following children:
1. Mary Esther HARTMAN: born December 8, 1839 in Norwich, CT; marriedCharles 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

7/26/97 --  Alice Gordon.--  Who were parents of NATHAN WHEELER born Norwich August 12, 1744; married JEMIMA BENJAMIN November 20, 1766. They moved to Shaftesbury VT where their children were born. Need Nathan's ancestry.  Thank you.

August 1, 1997  - Barbara  M. Griffith --Abbie Adella Moore b.Oct.1,1899,Woodstock,CT.  Last known whereabouts Norwich State Hosp.Escaped 1927/associated with Lena Tetreault.  NOT INSANE.  PLEASE--any info. is appreciated. Grandaughter desperately searching!

August 1997 --- Thomas Palmer   --Looking for additional information on TRACY and BRANCH families of Norwich
and Preston, CT. I have some names and dates, but would like to complete all the blanks if possible.  My line is from Lt. Thomas Tracy (b. 1610, d. 7 Nov 1685) and Mary Mason (I have no dates on her) -- and continues for 4 more generations of Tracys, when there is a marriage to the Branch family.  The Branches arrived in Norwich in the person of Peter Branch (b. 28 May 1659, d. 27 Dec 1713). Is there anyone who has researched/is researching these families?  I would love to correspond.

August 12, 1997 ,--   Cathy Favalora -- I have a civil war certificate honoring the service of Private James Farrell, of the 9th Regiment Company H of the Connecticut Valley Volunteers from Norwich.  I am trying to research James Farrell's ancestry to see if he was a relative.  The certificate originally was my great aunt's parents.  The last family name I know is Kisley. I am hoping that Farrell may be her mothers maiden name.  Any information to help trace the military service and/or ancestry of James Farrell would be greatly appreciated.

August 24, 1997 -- Philip E. Munson -- According to family tradition, my g.g.g. grandfather, William McGraw was b. in Norwich, CT in 1788 and m. Ruby Bushnell, also b. in  Norwich, CT, Nov. 27, 1796 (?). After years of  research, I have been unable to verify any of the above. Was Ruby the daughter of Jonathan and Edna (Brewster) Bushnell?
Any information or suggestions will be appreciated

Aug 27, 1997 --  Valerie Reynolds --EDWARDS- Thomas born 1695 perhaps in Norwich, owned land in Norwich, married Dorothy Billings in Preston May 14, 1720. Grandson - Peleg- fought in revolution, prisoner of war, released in Norwich

30 August 1997    Craig Albrechtson  -- I am seeking any Information on the Parentage of JOSEPH LAMB, Born-about 1736, Norwich, Ct. Married-Elizabeth (Betsey) Ingraham, D-about 1809 in Wells, Vermont.  I am descended from his Son Shubael Lamb B-1771, D-1852 Thanks

Oct/28/1997 -- Raymond H. Brooks -- Seeking information on Wait HURLBURT born ca 1786 in Underhill,VT. wife
Charity SHUFELDT  of Underhill,VT. They resided in Norwich,Ct. abour 1855.  They had a son named Prober B. Hurlburt born 15-Jan-1825 also in Underhill,Vt I am also seeking information on Proper B. HURLBURT'S wife C. Lorain
ATCHINSON probably born ca 1825 in Underhill,VT but either her father or mother was born in CT.  Any information on the ATCHINSON or HURLBURT line would be greatly appreciated. Many Thanks.

11/13/97 --   Elisabeth A. Stitt  --  Trying to locate information on Thomas MOTT b. cir. 1743.  He married 1776 to Mary (Polly) ELLIS and in 1778 enlisted in Westchester, NY (NY Line). Were there MOTTs in Norwich in the mid 1700's?

15 Nov 1997  --  Michael G. Chipperini -- Looking for info on the EDGERTON line. Richard Edgerton was one of the original 35 founders in the town of Norwich. I am interested in info that leads to Laura (b.28 Aug 1815) Edgerton who married Jarvis Howard.

28 DEC 1997 --   James Ledger -- Looking for information on WILLIAM LEDGER, b. 6 June 1853 in Norwich, CT.,
d. 14 January 1910 in Norwich, CT. married EMOGENE PIERCE, b. 22 July 1856 d. 4 January 1910. Both possibly buried in family lot in Gales Ferry Cemetery in Norwich, CT. One son, FLOYD HENRY LEDGER SR., and one daughter, LULU.
Any information on WILLIAM LEDGER family would be very helpful. Thank you

01/08/98 --   Robert Carr -- Looking for information about ancestors Elijah Wentworth, b. April 17, 1758 in Norwich, New London, CT. d. August 13, 1825 in Sudbury, Rutland, VT. Elijah fought in the Revolutionary War, Pension # 541311. His father
was James Wentworth, b. April 13, 1727 in Stoughton, MA. d. 1800 in Hartwick, Otsego, New York.

 January 10, 1998 -- Margaret Mary Riddell Jones -- Looking for linage to Riddell Family My Father was John P. Riddell born around 1910 Died 1946-47 he was in the Merchant Marines and Died in a Tubercolsis Sanatorium in Norwich Ct. buried Oneco Cemetery Oneco, Ct. in unmark grave along side my brother Norman who died at born.  My mother was Mary Rose La Plante Riddell of Putham, Ct.  Children were Me/Margaret Mary, Jeanette, Alfred, Robert, Norman and  Donald.  Would like and family information on my father side: mother father,place of birth anything.thank you

December 30, 1997 --Elizabeth C. Mock --  -- Looking for the parents of Amos Maynard born about 1852 in Norwich, Ct. and any siblings or ancestors. Have his marriage to Adell Westfall and forward to present. Any help greatly appreciated.

Dec 31 1997 --Patricia Muncy-- Looking for any one who is doing the OSBORNE, HILL Families. I have a Frank L. OSBORNE b. Mar 1860 in Ct. He married a Eliza Jane HILL about 1880 in Norwich, CT. Eliza was b. Feb 1861 in Ireland. Her parents were Francis HILL and Mary. One of Frank and Eliza kids were Milton b. 4 sep 1896 in Norwich and died in Norwich in 1979. He married a Clements Regina FAGNANT in Norwich. She was b.18 oct 1901 in Norwich and died in Texas. They had 3 kids. Any help on the HILL or OSBORNE lines would be great. I have the FAGNANT family. Thanks

December 1997 -- Bill Fargo -- researching FARGO, Moses & Sarah, sons FARGO, Robert & Moses and I am
attempting to locate FARGO, Ralph.  Moses & Sarah allegedly emigrated from Wales on or about 1680 and obtained a land grant in New London.  Any help you can provide would be appreciated.

January 1998 -- Liening -- I am seeking information on Sergeant Elias ARMSTRONG, he was said to have been "of Norwich, Connecticut" and a "Revolutionary War soldier. He had a daughter Susannah Armstrong who married Samuel Cody.

January 1998 -- Margaret Mary Riddell Jones -- looking for information reguarding my father. John Paul or Peter Riddell
no one sure about middle name..I know he Died in Norwich Sanatorium for Tubercolsis in 1946 or 47..buried at Oneco Cemetery in unmark grave next to my brother Norman Riddell who died at birth. My mother was Mary Rose La Plante of Putham her and John P Riddell's children were Margaret Mary. Jeanette, Alfred, Robert, Norman and Donald.  Believe John P. Riddell was a member of the merchant marines.. Father was Alexander Riddell mother Anne Smith I think ...that's why I need John P. Riddell information to find the rest of Riddell Family History/..

January 1998 -- Bob Carr --  I am trying to find information about some of my ancestors who resided in Norwich. Elijah Wentworth, b. April 17, 1758 in Norwich, New London, CT. Son of James and Letitia (Tilden) Wentworth. Elijah met his future wife in Norwich, Ruth Griswold, b. July 16, 1761 in Norwich. Daughter of Ebenezer and Hannah (Merrill) Griswold, married November 7, 1748, Norwich, CT.  Hannah Merrill Griswold d. November 30, 1779, in Norwich CT.  Any response would be greatly appreciated.

January 19, 1998 -- Mary Ellen Rogan -- I am looking for information on Jared G. DENNIS who bought property in Norwich, Connecticut in 1846.  Also looking for information on John B. DENNIS, Civil War Brev't. Major General from the Civil War who is listed in the Norwich Memorial Journal.  Does anyone have information about this family and also their relationship to a Winona DENNIS. Any help or leads would be appreciated.

 January 25, 1998 --  WBarber -- Looking for BETSY of ELIZABETH YOUNG born 1800. Mar. John Lweis 1821

25 January 1988  --   Warren Barber --  Searching for BETSY of ELIZABETH YOUNG born Aug 1800.born in what used to be Greenville Conn,married JOHN LEWIS May 1821.   JOHN born in  R.I. but stayed in Conn. for several years after marriage before moving tp Exeter,R.I. had 2 sons CHARLES HENRY, born in Conn. and EDMUND LEWIS born in Exeter, R.I.   Need Information on BETSY'S and JOHN's death dates and places, buriels if available    I've had much succcess kin all other lined but this brick wall is to hard to crack,maybe some there knows where there is a crackthe I can squerm though and capture the lost information.     I depending on all you experts to bail me out..HA HA

January 28, 1998 -- Carole --Looking for info and ancestry of William Comstock b.1595 d. 1683 New London.

January 28, 1998 -- Carole Webber -- Looking for info on John Elderken m. Abigail Kingsland d. 1687 Norwich.

 February 1, 1998 -- Rick Duffy --   I am currently searching for members of the following families in Norwich.  If anyone is willing to help, I will send you what I have on the following families:  Burnham, Hall, Lawton, Tilden, Tucker

 Feb. 16, 1998 --  Barbara DiMunno  -- I am searching for any information about James and Merriam WILLSON/WILSON of Norwich, Ct.  Both were born in Scotland about 1800.  They arrived in America sometime before 1829.  James and Merriam WILSON were in New Jersey 1829-1833 as 2 daughters were born there.  By 1836, they were in
Connecticut and 3 sons were all born in this state.  Five known children were:  Ann born ca 1829, Janett born ca 1833, Hugh born ca 1836, Walter S2E born ca 1837 mar. Mary E. Peck Aug. 10, 1856 Norwich and John born ca 1842  James WILSON had a brother Hugh, also born in Scotland that lived in Norwich.  James WILSON had died by 1850.  I believe James and Hugh WILSON might have worked in Norwich as machinists.  Is this a railroad job? If anybody knows anything about this family, please contact me.

2/20/98  --  Julie Wychor -- Desperately seeking EDGERTON information!!  I am trying to find the missing
link between my EDGERTON ancestors and the first EDGERTON immigrants.  My ancestor Joseph EDGERTON was born in the mid 1700's and died early 1800's.  He married Martha LAMB in 1790 in North Carolina.  He and Martha were both
Quakers.  Joseph's father was Thomas EDGERTON, who married Elizabeth SAINT, but I don't know anything about Thomas or Elizabeth's locations, birth, death dates, etc.  My family would really like to find our connection back to the early EDGERTON
immigrants, and then to our UK connections.  If you have any EDGERTON information at all, I would appreciate hearing from you.  I have a small book of Edgerton family history that I would be happy information from.

2/23/1998 --   Barbara Morshead --  My 7xggfather Enoch Belcher b. 8/01/1786 and his 5 brothers were born in Norwich, CT. I am looking for the ancestors of his father and mother, Samuel Belcher and  Mary(Lewis??). I do not know where Samuel was born for sure or Mary and possibly there is a connection to Belcher's from Preston, CT that originally came from Braintree, MA? The trees I've found so far connect Samuel & Mary to the aformentioned but there is some discrepantcy in the dates and possibly a missed generation or two in between. I recently received a certified copy of the birth register page stating the births of their children from the Norwich town clerk.  Thank you for any and all help to find my ancestors, Barbara

2/23/1998 --  Barbara Morshead. -- I recently received the birth register entries for the children of Samuel Belcher and Mary(Lewis??) from the Norwich Town Clerk. Children: John b. 1775, Nathan Lewis b. 1777, Elijah b.1779, Isaac b. 1782, Enoch b. 1786, Samuel b.1789. These are  my relatives as I have a family bible to verify my 7x ggrand -father, Enoch, born in Norwich, New London, CT   8/1/1786. I need to find the ancestors of their father,Samuel BELCHER (&
mother too if possible). There is a possible link to Belcher's in Preston, CT and then back to Braintree, MA. The trees I have found this connection on have a dis-crepantcy in the years between generations. Any help you can give me is greatly appreciated.Thank You

2/23/1998 --   Barbara Morshead.--  I need to locate the ancestors of Samuel Belcher and his wife Mary(Lewis??). Their son Enoch b. 8/1/1786 is my 8xggfather he had 5 brothers. I recently received a copy of the birth register from the Norwich Town Clerk, it listed Samuel and Mary Belcher as the parents. There is a possible connection to Belcher's in Preston, CT and then back to Braintree, MA Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.... Barbara.

  March 6, 1998----Thomas G. Murray, Jr.  --  Any information about  Thomas Joseph Murray (1874-1942).  Thanks!!!!!!!

11 March 1998,--  , R. A. Bagley, -- Yantic Cemetery - Seeking information on Henry Burt STEVENS (abt 1870-1925), an eye doctor. Died in West Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, but said to be buried with his family in the Yantic Cemetry
in Norwich.  Father may have been N.W. STEVENS.  Anyone researching this family?  Anyone know the snail-mail address of the Yantic Cemetery and/or where cemetery records can be obtained?

3/17/98  --  Linda Burbey-- I am looking for the parents of Joseph Henry Woisard and Adele (Dupont) Woisard.  They are my greatgrandparents.  They lived in Norwich in the 1890's.  He is pictured on page 75 of the Norwich Evening Record - Souvenir Edition.  I don't know when they were married or when they died.  Any info would be great
help to me.   I have the name of several of their children.  My Grandfather Joseph Irney Woisard was born in Baltic, Ct.  May 18, 1885.

March, 20, 1998  --  Karen Foley Simmons  -- I have information to trade and would like information on the OSGOOD family of Norwich CT.  My great great grandfather's brother, Col. Hugh Henry Osgood was the Mayor of Norwich for approximately 10 years.  He was born in MA on 10/10/1821 the son of Artemas Osgood and Salome Johnson.  He was the founder, along with his Uncle Charles Lee, of the Lee & Osgood drug company also of Norwich CT. He is also the namesake of the Hugh H. Osgood
Masonic Lodge.  He was the twin brother of Jane Ellen Osgood. His brother Samuel J. Osgood (my gg grandfather) was at one time the postmaster on Block Island, RI and he and his wife and son are buried in East Greenwich RI with my grandparents.

March 22, 1998.--  Kayla Jean Doucet. --- Hooker, Evelyn Esther .  Born October 4, 1914 in Norwich.  This is my grandmother and am seeking any and all information on the Hooker Lineage.

March 28, 1998  -- Nancy C. Story Adkins    -- STORY   Searching for descendants of STORY families who lived in    Norwich Town, CT. Esp.  William Story family. I would   appreciate any help.  Thank you very much.

March 30, 1998 -- Edward Stewart -- I'm looking for records of my ancestor, Eliza Abell, who was born in Ct.,  probably in Norwich, about 1795. She was the daughter of ? Abell(said to be a sea captain) and his wife Sally Smith. She moved with her mother and brother, Zebediah(born c1795), to Middletown, Delaware County, NY after 1800. She was married to Samuel Todd, a native of Plymouth,Ct., about 1818 and was still living at the 1880 census. Thanks!

April 5, 1998 --Shelli Lynn Cleveland --  i would like to talk to anyone that has history of clark falls in 1873.  my great grandmother was born in clark falls in 1873. she is rumored to have called herself, a "king phillips indian." the only other thing i  know about her is that she married my great grandfather william edward cleveland who was born in cohoes, new york in 1874, she had my
grandfather william edward cleveland in june of 1903 in norwich. any information on clark falls at this time would be appreciated.

5 Apr 1998. --  Sharon Allen --   I'm looking for information on Dorothy May Higgins.  Death certificate states she was born in Norwich on 14 May 1904.  Parents listed as Daniel Higgins & Elizabeth Cox ("Lizzie").  Both parents birthplaces also
listed as Norwich.  Any info will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!

April 6,1998 --  Raymond H. Brooks  --  I am looking for information on Wait Hurlburt and his wife Charity (Shufeldt) Hurlburt whom resided in Norwich,Ct  about 1850-1860.  Charity (Shufeldt) Hurlburt was born in Underhill,VT ca 24-apr-1792.  Wait Hurlburt was born in Underhill,Vt ca 1786.  They had children Prosper B.Hurlburt born ca 15-Jan-1825 Underhill.vt  Maria   Lucretia   Polly Ann Hurlburt.   Any information is most appreciated. Many Thanks

April, 1998 -- Jerry Kobelski -- Looking for information on Harry Baah (d.1964) and/wife Delia V. Baah (Lange) (d.1977)

April 17, 1998 -- Julie Hammons -- Sarah Ormsbee married, I believe, Issac Sabin in Norwich in the early 1700's. I am trying to find the date and place and also trying to determine if she is the daughter of John Ormsbee, or his younger brother Jonathan, both of whom had a Sarah.

April 1998 -- Lindy1996 --      My great grandfather's grandfather is supposed to be buried At Norwich
Connecticut according to info I received at Bureau cty Ill genealogy society his name is Robert Sample and he died in 1874.  Catherine Sample should be buried next to him.  According to family lore he died first.  Catherine was born in Glasgow Scotland.   Any info about these 2 individuals would be greatly appreciated.

May 23, 1998 --  Robert G. Goodby -- I am seeking any information about the family/surname PARISEAU in Norwich
between 1860 and 1920. My g-grandmother was Eva PARISEAU, born in 1890.  Her parents were Joseph PARISEAU and Marie BISHOP. I believe Joseph may have been born in Quebec, and Eva claimed her father was a Civil War veteran.  Any information about this family would be greatly appreciated.

May 12, 1998 --    m. diane rogers -- Looking for information about the family of Mary Janet WOOD, born February 13, 1858 at Bean Hill, Ct.  Father Samuel WOOD; mother, Harriott HEELEY; grandfather Joseph WOOD. Father and grandfather, both weavers,  emigrated from Huddersfield, Yorkshire, Eng to Norwich area, Ct. 1850's.
Family then emigrated to Nottawasaga area, Ontario, 1863? Interested in information also about Norwich area 1850-1860's, especially about textile industry.

May 11, 1998 -- , Norma Combs -- Would like to make contact with any descendants of Norris LIPPITT (1816-1877), first cousin of my great-grandmother Phebe Holden (LIPPITT) BARTLETT.  Norris m. 4/29/1839 in Killingly, CT Eliza LEFFINGWELL; their son Costello (c.1842-?) m. 8/17/1864 in Norwich, CT Emma H. STANDRICH (or STANDISH).

April 29, 1998 --  Bob Dean. --  I am seeking information regarding the parents and ancestry of my 8th Great Grandparents Abraham Dains and Sarah Peake.  Abraham was b. 1640 in N. Yarmouth, Devonshire, England and d. betw. 1687 - 1690 in Norwich.  He appeared in Casco, Maine in 1663, stayed one winter and moved on to Norwich, New London, CT in 1664.  He married Sarah Peake December 27, 1671 in Norwich.  They remained in Norwich for the rest of their lives
and she bore 6 children there.  Sarah was born in Norwich in 1651 to William Peake and Elizabeth ?..The surnames "Dains" has often been spelled "Daynes, Deanes, Dean, Deenes, etc."

July 3, 1998 -- Julie Hammons -- I am trying to either prove or disprove a line. I am looking for information on a marriage between Isaac Sabine and Sarah Ormsbee which I believe took  place in June of 1718 in Norwich, CT. My query is was this
Sarah Ormsbee the daughter of John Ormsbee of Rehoboth, MA or his younger brother Jonathan Ormsbee.  Any information about this marriage would be appreciated.

May 9 98  -- Ella --  I am trying to find information about the BORDO family. I know that they lived in Norwich as Josephine gave birth to Parmelia there in 1880. We have the name spelled two different ways. On Parmelia's death cert. it is spelled
BORDO but on her headstone it is spelled BORDEAU. We are anxious to find any info of this family

27 April 1998 --, Leslie Lienert -- AGATE/HUNTINGTON - I am looking for information for Sarah AGATE (b. Jan
1663 d. Feb 1705) and her husband Christopher HUNTINGTON (b. 1660 Norwich Town, CT d. Apr 1735).  Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated!  Thanks.

 2 May 1998 -- Ralph Hillman --  search for surname Stewart  (Alexander); he was a supposed resident of Norwich by 1735; my name:  Can you search Barbour index for Alexander Stewart - marriage and children.  Do his children have baptisms in Norwich Church Records?

June 25, 1998 --     James Mitchell Burton --I'm looking for any info on my deceased grandparents, Herman and Anna Rosiene who lived in Norwich, CT on Boswell Avenue.  He died in 1973 and she died in 1983.

June 22, 1998 --  Priscilla Glanville -- I am a university instructor and writer who is looking for any information on John Turvill Adams, a Norwich resident who edited the Norwich Republican between 1829-1831. he also wrote two novels:
The Knight of the Golden Melice   and The Lost Hunter : a Tale of Early Times(1856)  Any information you have would be highly appreciated!!   :)

07/01/98, --  Terry L.Johnston --Looking for information on: LAWRENCE ANTISELL Might be spelled (Laurence -Antizel,Antisial,Antiszell, Antisdel,Antisal,Antisil) and probably other variations.  Would like to know any information anyone might have, especially  where he came from and who his parents were?  He was born  around1688 in England (I think), and arrived in the US around 1700. He married Mary Armstrong (daughter of Benjamin Armsrtong) March 15, 1731 at the Franklin Congregational Chruch,(Originally the Second  Church in Norwich, organized Jan.4,1718).  Any help I could get would be much appreciated.  Thankyou so much,

May 22, 1998 -- Rose Bender -- I am looking for information on the wife(wives) of Eleazer Jewett, born in Norwich, CT in 1731, d. 1817 in Jewett City.

July 8, 1998 --  Pat Arsenault - - I am searching for the parents/ancestry of John Henry King, Sr, died June 5, 1933 in Norwich, buried in the St. Mary's & St. Joseph's cemetary and the parents of his wife, Ellen M. Farrell, (believed to have been born in Bozrah but unsure) died January 14, 1905, same cemetary.

July 13, 1998 --  Stacy Augustine -- Researching DENEND family members.  Known CT connection Humprey Denend,
listed as serving in Capt. Samuel handford's Co. at the time of the Alarm for the Relief of Form Wm Henry and places adjacent Aug. 1757.  Connecticut Historical Society collections indicate CT birth.

 05 Jul 1998--  Donald Dillaby -- Trying to locate information on the surname Dillaby. Abigail Stone Osborn married Philip Dillaby. She died Norwich, March 15,   1843 according to info I have.  Charles Dillaby, born June 14, 1799, New London, died June 4, 1880, Norwich.

July 22,1998  -- Robert Wilson  --  I am seeking info on PARMELIA BORDO b in either Norwich or Taftville in
1881. My problem is with the last name (it has been spelled many different ways) and also her father's first name was Amadi, I am spelling this as it is said because I am not sure of the true spelling. Without this info I can't obtain her birth record and I can't find this info without this info. I would be greatful if any one could give me the actual info so I can order this record

July 31, 1998 -- April R.Saccoccio -- George S. Draper m. Ella A. Brewster at Preston 22, Apr.1883. Then lived
in Norwich,Ct. George worked for Calvin Ransom as a store clerk. Two children=Clifton Draper and Mazie(Mary)Draper. Ella da. of Nathan and Sarah Elizabeth (Bliss)Brewster. Looking for parents,b. and d. for George. Also interested in contacting Grandchildren and/or grt grandchildren of George and Ellas. Have some information for them. Thank you.

July 1998 -- Paula Zerfas -- Seeking information about the surname ROYCE.  I am a descendant of Sarah ROYCE
(b. 1665) and Samuel LINCOLN (b. 1658).  Sarah is the daughter of Jonathan ROYCE (b. 1636) (Robert, Robert, Thomas Ryse).  I understand Jonathan was one of the early settlers of Norwich, CT.  I would be glad to share what I have.

July 1998 -- Paula Zerfas --I am looking for any information about Charles JOHNSON.  He was married to Mary A. SHOLES in 1809.  He had a son, Charles Carpenter JOHNSON (b. 1826), who married Lucy A. FLINT (b. 1824), daughter of Samuel FFLINTand Eunice CLARK.  If you have anything on any of these names,