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20 January 1997-- Ginny Humes --Hannah SAFFORD TYLER, wife of Capt. James TYLER, died in Preston, New London, CT 24 Nov 1726/28 after being born and married in Ipswich, Essex, MA. Would like information on any children born of this couple and any siblings of Hannah SAFFORD who also removed to New London County, CT.

Feb 3, 1997-- Vicki Titus-- I am looking for information on a Satterlee family that might have been in the area, and one Satterly in particular - a Nancy Satterlee who married Stephen Titus circa 1800-1810. Stephen was born 1781. His father was John Titus. His mother is undocumented, but could be Lucy Blackman b. in Lebanon CT in 1755 to Elisha and Lucy Blackman. She married a John Titus, then a Titus Darrow. Also looking for any info on any Titus family in the area.

7 February 1997,-- Karl Konnerth-- Luther GATES -- born in Preston, CT abt 1761, died in Pomfret, NY abt 1826 -- drummer in Revolutionary War -- interested in any information about Luther's lineage and his service in the War

04/05/1997 -- Alfred W. Wolff Jr.-- I am looking for information on Elizabeth Mitchell of Norwich m. Cpl. Thomas Gates b. 1720 d. 1797 son of Caleb and Mary (Forbes) Gates of Preston, and her ancestors (father may be Elijah Mitchell)

april 1997 -- Seeking any information on SUSANNAH APPLEY born about 1740 Preston,CT. the daughter of JAMES W. APPLEY and ALICE LARRABEE. She married March 6,1760 ROBERT LANGWORTHY in Plainfield,CT. Any help or information on APPLEY or LARRABEE families would be appreciated. Please email me at

april 1997 -- Mary Celine Scott --GATES, Jacob and Peggy STEWART. In search of information concerning the parentage of Jacob Gates, born May 31, 1757 in Preston CT and of Peggy Stewart born Feb 15, 1761. The family moved to VT in the 1780's. Their oldest child, Jacob was born in Preston ca 1780, I am unsure of the birthplaces of their other children: Deborah, Polly, Peggy, Betsey, Schuyler, Isaac and Gardner. Polly is my g-g-g-grandmother. I would be glad to share what I know of their descendents. Thanking you in advance, Mary Celine Scott (

April 1997--Doris O'Brien -- Seeking information on Othniel Preston (1757) and Othniel (1784). Need to find children of both. My Joseph Freeman Preston son of Othniel Preston (1784) was born in Champaign County OH in 1824.

6 May 1997 --Cheryl Hemingway --Desperately searching for marriage information for Adolphus Downer and Amy Avery, mrd abt 1800 in CT - most likely Preston or Norwich. Adolphus Downer was the son of Dr. Joshua Downer of Preston. Amy's parents unknown. First child born in CT in 1801. By 1804 this family was living in NY state. Eventually settled in Ithaca, Tompkins Co., NY. Thanks for any assistance!

May 12, 1997 -- Jessie Hagan --I am trying to find information on Moses ROBBINS and his sons. In his will, Moses says he has five sons, he only names three, Samuel, Lorin and Gilmore. I think the other two are Brintnal and Moses Jr. Samuel, Lorin, Gilmore and Brintnal all served in the Revlutionary War. I work at the Sons of the American Revolution. We have an applicant applying for membership based on Moses Sr. who was born around 1717. Since Moses Jr. did not marry until 1794,(A second marriage???) we are not sure if he was old enough to serve in the war with his brothers. If anyone has any proof of the age of Moses ROBBINS Jr. please let me know ASAP. All of these families lived around Preston, Voluntown, and New London. Thanks Jessie Hagan Staff Genealogist, NSSAR Jessie Hagan

May 30, 1997 -- Mary Ella Avery Bahl --Would like information on Capt. Robert S. Avery, married to Sally Crary of Preston, in Preston June 14, 1807. I would like his birthdate and parents names if possible.

Aug 26, 1997 --Valerie Reynolds  -- EDWARDS family: Thomas born 1695, married Dorothy BILLINGS in Preston May 14, 1720. Thomas owned land in Norwich.  Son- William born Feb 21 1722 in Preston, married Mary AVERY in Preston.  Grandson- Peleg Edwards, born March 5, 1755 in Preston, lived in Hopkinton, RI at time of marraige.  Married
Margaret KING of East Greenwich, RI. on Aug 15, 1770 in Preston. Peleg served in the Revolution.  He was involved in the Battle of Staten Island, was taken prisoner.  He was released in Norwich.  Great-grandaughter- married William White III (he also fought in revolution) Phebe born July 31, 1783 in Stonington.

September 1997 -- Paul Glassmaker--I am seeking information on the LANE and FREEMAN families of Preston.  Doxee Lane and Esther Freeman were married in Preston on 01 Dec 1758.  During the Rev. War, they moved to Suffolk Co. NY.  I descend from their son Joseph Lane.  I am seeking any informtion on this family.

October 12, 1997 -- Donna M. Wilson --I am searching for information on the marriage of Ezra WHIPPLE to Ruba HERRICK on 15 January 1813 in either Preston or Griswold, CT.  I need infrormation with regarding the parentage of Ezra and Ruba.  If you have any information, please reply to the above EMail address.  Thank you,  Donna

October 1997 --  Brett MacDonald  -- I am seeking information on my 5th great grandfather John Whitman a Rev
War Pvt. He was born about 1760 and his pension abstract (1820) lists him as formerly living in Preston, CT.  At the time of application 1818 he was living in Griswold with his wife a dau and her 3 kids.

 15 Dec 1997 --  MRS GERALD W MORRIS --  HUTCHINSON-KINNEY.  Who were the parents of Susannah HUTCHINSON, b. presumably Preston, CT abt. 1785, m. Preston, 3 May 1812 "both of Preston",
William KINNEY, b. Preston, 14 July 1787, son of Henry and Sybil TRACY KINNEY?  The usual records (vital, church, cemetery, probate, etc.) do not show this Susannah born to a HUTCHINSON family in Preston nor marriage to a
first husband, surname HUTCHINSON, who died before 1812.  Are Preston Town Meeting records accessible for research?

12/15/1997--Jerry Hale--  BARKER, John Leonard.  Born Jewett City, New London Co., CT 1827.  Supposedly raised by aunts in Laurens Co., SC.  First appears in Montgomery  Co., AL 1850 census.  Married 1st: In 1855, in Montgomery Co. AL, Kate A. TYLER (born 1836, Claremont, NH).  Married 2nd: In 1857, in Madison Co.,  AL,  Mary Natalie Ellen WRIGHT. Seeking his parents and siblings.

January 5, 1997 --   Elizabeth Smith  -- HARRIS / DEMAREE  Seeking information (birthplace, parents, etc.) about Daniel HARRIS - b. ca 1737; d. 7 June 1821. Maybe bur. in Allenville, Cotton Twp., Switzerland Co., IN. Married Elizabeth DEMAREE b.1739 in Hackensack, Bergen Co., NJ., daughter of Samuel DEMAREE and Leah DEMAREST.  Daniel HARRIS served in the Amer. Rev. War and participated in Sullivan's Indian Campaign.  Son, Robert HARRIS - b. 12 December 1766, Preston, CT; d. 22 July 1826; bur. Quercas Grove, Switzerland Co., IN.   Married Lucretia KENNEDY, 1787 in KY?, b. 1773 in CT.  Another son (my direct line), Samuel HARRIS - b. 20 Nov. 1763, Beekman Twp., Dutchess Co., NY; d. 20 Feb. 1852, Shakertown, Pleasant Hill, Mercer Co., KY. Married Elizabeth VAN CLEAVE, 25 Oct. 1784 in Lincoln Co., KY,
b. 16 May 1766, d. 1 July 1852.  Both of these sons also served as Rev. War soldiers.  Can provide additional information (not a lot) on other children.  Other places that the HARRIS / DEMAREE family lived include: Tappan, NY; Conewago in York (now Adams) Co., PA; Berkeley Co., WV; Washington Co, PA; and Shelby and Henry Co., KY.

Feb 11, 1998 --  Carole Sorenson  -- I am looking for information about Edward Robinson and Eunice Rix, both of whom I believe were born in Preston CT in the 1750's or 1760's. I know they married and had 13 children; their first son, Edward, born in 1788, was my G-G-G-Grandfather. I would appreciate any information!

14 Feb 1998 --   Barbara Stone -- I am looking for information about Hirman B. HINCKLEY born on Hinckley
Hill,Preston,CT 1829 son of William Brown HINCKLEY and Lucy CARTER.He was an engineer on the raiolroad.
Does anyone know if the HINCKLEY family were long time residents of Preston? Thank you.

Feb 27, 1998   --    Eileen Walsh Sage -- Looking for any info on the family of Prosper SMITH b. 1 Dec 1795 in  Preston, CT.  His mother's name was Esther Greer Smith.  Prosper married Maria E.  Their daughter, Julia Ann Smith, married Austin A. BROWN.  They had six children in East Lyme:  Ella F., Josephine L., Edward Alonzo, Anna H., Geneva N., and Alene.  Everyone moved to South Kingston, RI in 1860s.

1 March  1998 --   Barbara Stone -- Hiram HINCKLEY was born 1828 to William and Lucy (CARTER) HINCKLEY on Hinckley Hill.  Where was William born,who were his parents and when did he come to Preston?
Thank you.

March 1998 -- Dan Emmorey  -- I am researching Edward Robinson, b. 16 JUN 1763 in Preston, Conn.  He moved
about 1787 from Preston, Conn to Richmond, Berkshire Co., Mass., then in 1801 to Scipio (now Venice), Cayugo Co.,NY.  Died, 02 dec 1836 in Scipio, NY. He married 1) Wealthy Tracy about 1875, and 2) Eunice Rix 24 OCT 1784.  Had 9
children in Richmond.  Am looking for Edward's parents and family origin.  From him forward we have tracks to follow.  Are there records of birth, or ancestry that are accessible?  Thank you VERY much for your time, effort and ideas.  I am most appreciative.

March 28, 1998 -- Nancy C. Story -- STORY  Searching for descendants of William STORY or any STORY family.
  I am searching for the parents and siblings of my  GGGGrandfather William Story was was born May 23, 1795. I would
  appreciate any help. Thank you.

31 Mar, 1998,-- Ronald L. Bacon  -- Thankful GEER, b 1773 d. 1857 Preble, Cortland Co NY. m George McCumber,
Maycumber, Macomber.  Is this the daughter of John Geer and Jerusha Park Geer of Preston Cn.

4/2/1998, --   Paula Yoder -- I am searching for the ancestors  and siblings of Zachary T. Davis, born 10/28/1848 (or 11/05/1848) in Preston City, Ct.  His parents were Alfred Davis b.1802 in Griswold,Ct and Sally Whipple born 4/20/1849 place unknown.
Any help would be appreciated!

April 18, 1998 -- Rita Jacobs --  I'm seeking any information on BABCOCK families living in Preston CT in late 1700's. Specifically looking for parents and siblings of CALEB BABCOCK, b. 1754 Richmond, RI; living in Preston CT when he enlisted in Revolutionary War.

April 21, 1998 -- Thomas Palmer -- Looking for information/correspondance on families in Preston pre-1800:  The BRANCH and TRACY families - Peter BRANCH and Hannah LINCOLN came to Preston in the late 17th century; I am descended through Daniel BRANCH who married Zipporah TRACY of Norwich.  The TRACY family was also from Preston; Thomas TRACY was born there about 1644.  Also the BROMLEY family, whose name was often spelled "BRUMLEY," William BROMLEY was born in Preston in 1694; my line descends from his grandson, Daniel BROMLEY, who relocated to Pawlet and Danby, Vermont.

5/7/1998  --   Karl Voiles -- Looking for any information on Sarah (Sally) HATCH, born 1767 in Preston.

May 25, 1998,-- Charlie King  -- Joseph Loomer THOMPSON was born someplace in CT in 1821.  He lived in Stonington, No Stonington, Bozrah, Lyme, and Preston before buying his farm in No Stonington and then dying there in 1887.  When he bought his land in No Stonington about two years before he died, he was said to be of Preston CT.  He married Harriet Harvey in Charlestown RI in 1840. Does anybody have any information on Joseph Loomer Thompson? Thanks,

June 7, 1998 -- Irene Moss -- Am looking for any and all information on Benoni Brunson.  Who was he married to?
His children were:  William Martin Brunson b. 1814 in Preston, CT, Rueben Brunson,  George Walter Brunson, Henry Brunson, and Maria Brunson.  At some point the name Brunson became Bronson.

7/11/98 --  Judith Wilson --I am searching for Wallace (Watt) Gray b.1842 in Connecticut.

July 17, 1998 --   Jennifer Warren  --  Looking for information regarding Mary KEENY (KINNE, KINNEY, KEENEY) who =married Captain Mariner ROOD Jr. on 30 Nov 1768 in Canaan, Litchfield, =CT.  Is this the Mary who was born 5 May 1756 in Preston?  Was she the =daughter of Thomas KEENEY born 11 May 1717 in Preston, the son of Thomas =
KEENEY and Martha COX of Preston?Any information would be greatly appreciated.