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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Stonington, New London County Queries

Nov 1996 - Feb 1998

Kim Gordon Hightower 10 Nov 1996
Researching my PRINCE line. I have gotten back to a man named PRINCE who was a "manservant" of William CHESEBROUGH in Stonington and in 1772 he purchased his freedom. He had two sons that I know of, Philip and Timothy PRINCE. both served in the Rev. War. Timothy married Mercy COSSUMP ( might be QUIUMP, a Pequot name) in the Stonington First Church in 1780. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Harry Walden 12 Nov 1996
HOPKINS, Jeremiah, born 4 May 1774, son of Benjamin and Abigail (HILLIARD) HOPKINS in Stonington, Ct. Need all information pertaining to Jeremiah HOPKINS, when, where and who did he marry? When and were did he die?

Denise Frederick 22 Mar 1997
STARKWEATHER--Looking for information regarding parents and any siblings of Lucinda STARKWEATHER, born in Stonington, CT on 2 Jan 1774. Lucinda married Levi BECKWITH, Sr. They migrated from Stonington, CT to VT, to Saybrook, Ashtabula Co, OH, to White Pigeon Prairie, St. Joseph Co., MI. These two people are my GGGGrandparents. I have lots of descendent information that I will gladly share. Am looking foward to hearing from anyone that is researching this line. For more surnames I am researching, please take a look at my Family Tree Page located at URL:

Patmack 9 Dec 1996
Seeking background and family of Rebecca SHORT, second wife of Walter PALMER. They were married June 1, 1633, had daughter Hannah PALMER, born 1634. Also searching for family and background on Thomas HEWITT. He and Hannah PALMER had sons, Thomas (born 1660) and Benjamin (born 1662).

Faye Cox 13 Dec 1996
Researching my PLUMB line. I have found SAMUEL PLUMB, born 1722, in Stonington (where the source says he also died), married to GRACE BABCOCK, of Stonington. A son NATHANIEL PLUMB born April 4, 1760, relocated to Brownville, NY, married to an ANNIE LANGWORTHY, of Conn, daughter of SANFORD and ANNA LANGWORTHY. Anna supposedly was also a BABCOCK. Any info on these families - PLUMB/BABCOCK, LANGWORHTY appriciated.

Jackie DeCamp 2 Jan 1997
I am looking for information on the family of Thomas Leffingwell b. in England. His son was Nathaniel Leffingwell b Dec 11, 1656. If you have any information on the Leffingwell line please e-mail me.

Peter J. Smith 2 Jan 1997
I have a Bethia Williams, b 1680, married Wm Clark. Her parents were Augustine Williams & Hannah Norton. I don't have anything on them, except I have reson to believe they were married in Stonington, ( prob 1670's) Any help on these two would be greatly appreciated!

Robert C. Miller 14 Jan 1997
Elisa Miner/Minor was born in 1809. Her father Roswell Miner was born 1776. Her mother Betsy Smith and father were married October 23, 1803 in Stonington, New London, CT.

Nan Dixon 2 Feb 1997
Polly ROSS married 1782 William COLLINS who lived in Stonington. Polly had a brother Edward and a sister Thankfull. Was she the dau of JOHN and Hannah (SAUNDERS) ROSS?

Sally Russell Cox 14 Feb 1997
I'm interested in finding out about Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer's place in the Palmer family tree and how close his branch is to mine. (Walter Palmer is my 9x great-grandfather). My 5-year-old son is named Nathaniel, and I've been telling him about the other Nathaniel from long ago. Any information will be much appreciated. Thank you very much!

Frances Bennett 15 Feb 1997
Seeking a record of the birth or baptism of Ezekiel BILLINGS who was born in Stonington per his revolutionary war pension application. Believe he was the son of James BILLINGS and a second wife after death of first wife, Margaret Fanning. Any information regarding the birth of Ezekiel or James Billings' second wife is appreciated.

H. Andrew Brown 20 Feb 1997
Seek info on and contact with descendants of George DARROW(1712CT-17??) & Phoebe PALMER (d/o Joseph) who resided Stonington, New London Co. CT into 1770's.
1 Phebe 18 APR 1737 CT m.08 NOV 1753 CT William PALMER JR
2 Joseph 07 APR 1739 CT - 02 MAY 1751 CT
3 Ichabod 02 AUG 1741 CT - 17 AUG 1741 CT
4 George 16 AUG 1743 CT - 16 NOV 1820 PA m 07 MAR 1763 CT Elizabeth BENJAMIN
5 Mary 08 AUG 1745 CT- m 26 JAN 1764 CT Azariah Viatt PALMER
6 Frances 01 APR 1748 CT - 02 JUL 1782 CT m 04 DEC 1766 CT James TROWBRIDGE
7 Joseph 30 MAY 1751 CT - ? NY
8 John 16 DEC 1753 CT - ? 1795 NY
9 Elizabeth 14 DEC 1755 CT
10 Lydia 20 NOV 1758 CT

Richard S. Holmes 6 Apr 1997
Does anyone have information on the HOLMES family of Stonington, New London, Connecticut circa 1770-1800, above and beyond what's given in Wheeler's "History of Stonington"? In particular I am interested in HOLMES who moved to Chenango County/Madison County, New York.

Claude Montpetit 13 Apr 1997
We descend from Abigail and Elias Holmes. Latter was a weaver in Bergen, N.J.circa 1770. He was a loyalist who ended up in Sorel, Qc. in 1784. In spite of thorough research we could not locate his birth, marriage or any detail about his family. I recently became aware that Ct weavers, contemporaries of his, such as the Hulls and the Baldwins moved to N.J. When I looked up the I.G.I. records for CT. I was pleased to note the many references to both Abigail and Elias in Stonington. I would really appreciate more information re their marriage and ancestry.

Brenda Rowland DeHart 18 Apr 1997
I am looking for any information on the ASHCRAFT's that were in Stonington, CT. Thank you for any help you can give me or any suggestions.

Deena B. Cross 16 Apr 1997
Want names of children of Elias PALMER (son of Elias PALMERand Mary HOLMES) b. 5 March 1735/36 Stonington, Ct. m. 28 April 1757, his stepsister, Esther RANDALL (dau. of John RANDALL and Dorothy COTTRELL) Children supposedly listed in Stonington Vital Records and possibly History of Stonington and Stonington First Church Records.

Richard D. Kirkham 9 May 1997
I am trying to find information about Ann Lamb; Birth: ABT 1629, Of New London,New London,Connecticut Death: 8 SEP 1683 These are her children; all born and died in Stonington CT 1.John Lamb 2.Thomas Lamb 3.Samuel Lamb 4.Goodman Lamb 5.Issac Lamb 6. Ebenezer Lamb 7.Elizabeth Lamb I would like to know if she or her children have history in the area and if there is any record of a father. thanks so much.

Michael J. Boonstra 10 May 1997
I am researching the Maine family of Stonington & N. Stonington. In particular I am trying to find the name of Benajah Maine Jr.'s wife. Benajah Jr. was born about 1772, the son of Benajah Maine and his wife Dolly Woodward. He married in Stonington in the late 1790's before removing to Brookfield, Madison County New York. Benajah's first son was named Shepard Wheeler Maine and Shepard's brother Thomas J. Maine also named a son Shepard Wheeler Maine. The Wheeler family of Stonington used the unsual name of Shepard so I believe it is probable that Benajah's wife was a descendant or relation to the Wheelers who are well covered in The History of Stonington. Unfortunately no one has made the connection. Can anyone help?

Lonnie Hilliard Wolgamott 19 May 1997
William HILLIARD b: circa 1703 married on 5 June 1728 to Prudence BROWN b: 28 April 1707 in Stonington, CT. Prudence parents: John BROWN and Elizabeth MINER. Need children of William and Prudence, also death dates for William and Prudence. Would love to hear from ANY descendants of this couple!

Robert C. Williams 19 May 19 1997
Am looking for parents of "Major" Jabish BROWN of Stonington, b. May 1778 who went to Chenango County, NY in 1800 and married Kitturah BROWN in Pharsalia, Chenango, NY. He died 30 Dec 1847 in Pharsalia and is buried in Pharsalia Center Cemetery. Children are Perlina, Lydia, Rebecca, Hiram, Calvin G., and David D.. This is not the "Little Jabish" Brown of Stonington and Brookfield, NY who married Abigail Babcock; nor is it his father, "Great Jabish" Brown of Brookfield who married Selina Davis.

Alana Bauman 24 May 1997
I am looking for info on the ASH family of Stonington. I believe Ira ASH b. 1794 to be the son of Thomas (d. 1827) & Mary ASH. Thomas looks like the son of Michael ASH (1740-1803) & Joohnnah ELLIOT.

Crystal Sumski 19 Jun 1997
I am researching the Rose line. Joseph married to Sarah Pelton 11 sep 1715. Would like to confirm date and confirm descendents: Robert, Peleg, Erastus. Any help would be appreciated.

Arnold Swagerty 28 Jun 1997
I am researching my wife's family for the grandkids and have hit a bump in the road with the connecticutt BROWN's. Her g Grandfather was Dudley b 12/9/1845 in N Stonington and he married Susan BLIVEN from Westerly RI on 11/6/1834. I am trying to tie him to the Temperance and Comfort BROWN line but can't seem to connect. Strangely enough, Susan BLIVEN's Mother was Rhoda BROWN, also of N Stoniongton, b 7/26/1780 wife of Joshua BLIVEN. If anybody can connect all these I would be glad to share what I have. Thanks.

Ann Manson 20 Jul 1997
Looking for William Bentley (b.c.1680/5) and son (?) David Bentley (b.c. 1724) of Stonington and later Lebanon. Was Mary Eliot William's only wife? and was David a child of hers? Great thanks for any help in attempting to clarify a ten year problem.

Mary Celine Scott 25 Jul 1997
STEWART: Seeking information concerning the ancestry of Peggy STEWART born 15 Jan 1761 in Stonington, daughter of Eliphalet & Elizabeth STEWART (other sources say father is Lemuel,Eliphalet's brother); Eliphalet was the son of Lt. William STEWART and Sarah CHURCH. Peggy married Jacob GATES in Preston, CT in 1780, they migrated to NY and eventually to VT. I would be glad to share what I know of their offspring and look forward to any information on their parentage.

Jean Gilmore 3 Aug 1997
Seeking information on ancestors and siblings of SAMUEL DICKINSON, b.1754 in Stonington, CT., moved to Greenwich, Washington Co., NY 1769. Son Thomas Dickinson b. 1770 Greenwich. First wife d. 1778; m. second 1778 Hannah Crandall, Charleston, Washington Co., RI. Who was his first wife?

Jim Guard 13 Aug 1997
I would love to find anyone doing research on the GARD / GUARD line that were in Stonington in the early 1700s. I am a descendant of Jeremiah GARD (1717) and I would like to share information with anyone.

Dennis A. Craddick 24 Aug 1997
Looking for burial place of DENNIS CRADDICK (OCK) who died in Stonington, CT. on Dec. 4th. 1898. He resided in the Vill. of Mystic. He was with the 21st. CT. in the Civil War as was his brother Michael. Any info greatly appreciated.

Jane & Ed Evans (711 West Hamilton Ave, Sherrill, NY 13461) 11 Sep 1997
Seeking the ancestry of John KEIGWIN (b 1642 - d 5 Dec 1736 Stonington, CT) lived in Mousehole, Cornwall, Lands End, England before imigrating to America. He married Hannah BROWN (b 5 Dec 1680 - d. 3 Mar 1771) on 10 Oct 1700. Johnand Hannah had a son Lt. John KEIGWIN, b 8 Mar 1703-4 d. 8 Jul 1775 Voluntown, CT) who was baptized at Stonington Church in Connecticut, 23 Apr 1764. Lt. John married Deborah PARKE 15 Aug 1728. Please direct responses to address above.

Heather Atkinson 12 Sep 1997
Can anyone tell me if it is known whether or not the Thomas STANTON who settled at Stonington was any relation to the Robert STANTON who settled at Newport, RI in the early 1600's? Thanks!

Mark Owen Brown 20 Sep 1997
I have found my history back to my great-great-great-great grandfather, so after four generations of travel I'm tired. My quest has come to a stop with the following: John Brown; BIRTH DATE DEC 1701-North Stonington, New London CT. DEATH DATE; 13 JAN 1764 Where do I look from here?

Ted Barraclough 6 Oct 1997
The Brown Family. Daniel b. ca 1708 m. Mary Breed. Walter b. 1 Feb 1728 in Stonington CT, m. Elizabeth Wilbur. Pardon b. 6 Mar 1768 Stonington CT, m. Dorothy Manning. Pardon Manning b. 1 May 1806 Preston CT, m. Mabel Greene? Cora A; b. ?? m. William A. Edgecomb 12 Dec 1919 in New London. The dates seem to be in error or I am missing a generation. Can anyone help? Pardon Manning was, I believe, Captain of the Schooner Staghound and part owner of the Schooner A. N. McKay. Was he a member of one of the two Brown Families cited in Wheeler’s History of Stonington? Which one?

Dawn Pratt 12 Oct 1997
I'm looking for info on William IMGRAM/INGRAHAM and his wife Ester FISH married May 1, 1784 in Groton. William might have been born in Stonington. Need info on both names. Thank you.

Annie Fleetwood 14 Oct 1997
I am looking for any info on Sands Niles BREED and Julie Anna PORTER. Their daughter Mary Grace BREED b 21 Nov, 1852 married Fred LORING b 16 Oct,1849. They had 3 other daughters, Julie Maria BREED b 29 Oct, 1844, Hattie Amelia BREED b 19 Oct, 1854, and Lucy Emma BREED b 20 Oct, 1860. I would like to find information on Sands Niles BREED and his ancestors as well as Julie Anna PORTER and her ancestors.

Cathy Brinkman 22 Nov 1997
Looking for ancestry of Mary ARMSTRONG who was perhaps b. 1670 Stonington, CT. She m. 1st Ebenezer LAMB, by whom she had two sons, Jonathan and David. She m. 2nd at Norwich, CT Eleazer JEWETT.

John A. Eggleston 23 Jan 1998
I am trying to determine what the cause of death was of one of my ancestors, ISSAC EGGLESTON JR., who lived in Stonington CT., from 1735 to about 1780. He was the son of ISSAC EGGLESTON and ANNA BROWNING who also lived in Stonington. ISSAC EGGLESTON JR.was married twice. His wifes were 1. MARY PARTELOW and 2. MARY HILL. I am trying to find out if he died from natural causes or was he a victim of the war of independance.

Gary Gilmore 23 Jan 1998
I have indications of an ancestor: Samuel GILMORE b 1784 Ire, d Cayuga Co NY married to a Judah/Juda (Judith/Julie) YARNES/YARNS/YARNER dau of Ebenezer b 3-17-1787 ("native of Stonington, CT") d 3-5-1866 Cayuga Co NY but I've found no confirmation of this. Any information?

Marti Dart 2 Feb 1998
Looking for parents/siblings of Sarah ASHBY, b abt 1673, Preston, CT, md Samuel UTLEY, 19 Apr 1691, Stonington, d 14 Apr 1740, Stonington. Parents' names are Anthony ASHBY and Abigail HUTCHINSON.

Frances Eastman 4 Feb 1998
I'm researching Susannah Eastman b. 1673 Salisbury, Mass and died Dec. 20, 1772 in Stonington, New London, Ct. She married Thomas Wood and John Swan. Her parent was Phillip Eastman and her mother was either Mary Margaret Morse or Mary Bernard. If anyone has any info, please let me know. Thanks again.

Ian John Pearl Stanton 26 Jan 1998
I am looking for any information on THOMAS STANTON. I am a direct descendant of his through SAMUEL STANTON. Both of STONINGTON. I would also be interested in any information regarding Thomas' possible relation to George Washington (specifically, whether or not his mother was Katherine
Washington, who was related to the president). Thank you very much.

Robert M. Bishop 24 Feb 1998
WILCOX, BROWN, BURCH, 1700s - Seeking information on families and ancestors of William WILCOX probably born before 1720, m. Elizabeth BROWN, had children in North Stonington, New London Co. CT including Amos WILCOX b. 1740 who abt. 1762 m. probably in Stonington Mary BURCH b. 8 Dec 1751 in Stonington, daughter of Henry BURCH. Children of Amos and Mary included Isaac WILCOX b. 1763 in North Stonington who later migrated to Orange Co. NY.

Hazel J. King 8 Feb 1998
Looking for information on ancestors of Robert Ellsworth King, born in Stonington borough in the 1890's, of Portuguese descent. His parents were Nicolas Bettencourt (different spellings found) King, his mother's name was Anna. Their parents came to Stonington from the Azores; I'm trying to find out which islands they came from.

Sandy McSpadden 20 Feb 1998
Looking for any info on the wives of Lebeus/Libeus HERRICK, b/1749 in Stonington or Preston, son of Robert and Abiah (Hill) HERRICK. After the Rev. War Lebeus was in eastern NY, then moved to Geauga Co., OH.

Thomas Campbell 22 Feb 1998
I am looking for additional information on a Robert Campbell who was a resident with his family of the Voluntown area around 1723. The information I have collected to date indicated that he was b.1673 in Campbeltown Scotland and married a Janet Stewart. After marriage he moved to Tyrone County, Ulster, Ireland where his 6 children were born. He arrived in Boston around 1708, then moved to New London for a few years before settling in Voluntown. I am trying to confirm who his parents were, what parish he came from in Ireland/Scottland and what was his association with Reverend Samuel Dorrance Colony. The source of information that I have used to date has been : "Our Campbell Ancestors, and the Women they married" by Rose Strong Vincent, Published by Edward Brothers, Ann Arbor Michigan.

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