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Stonington, New London County Queries

Doris Cook Smith 3 March 1998
I am looking for a Nathanel ( ? spelling ) Cook father of Samuel B. Cook born Dec. 13, 1784 in Conn. and died in NY State Aug. 02, 1856. Samuel B. Cook married Sarah Sallie Lewis from Conn. Sallie born Sept. 14, 1780 was the daughter of Asa and Polly Lewis. I have no marriage date. This information came from the Stonington, CT Vital Records, Vol 3, Page 186. I have no dates for Nathanel but he is reported to have been married to a lady with the last name of Brown. He is also reported to have served in the Revolutionary War under the direct command of George Washington. I have not written the National Archives since my information is so scanty. It is necessary to validate him as the father of Samuel B. Brown in order to submit a DAR Application. I sometimes wonder if Nathanel may have come from Mass. to Conn. Any assistance would be greatly appreciate. I have a lot of Cook information which I would gladly share but need instruction as how to do this. Nathanel was my third great-grandfather.I thank you for in advance for any help.

Michael Gerald Watson 4 Mar 1998
Seeking information on Ebenezer NILES b. 1683 in RI d. 1752 in Stonington Ct. had [maybe] wives Abigail [HAZARD] and/or Elizabeth [TUCKER]. Am trying to figure out who were a Stephen NILES of Stonington's parents. Any information, conjecture, directions welcome.

Ron Gibson 5 Mar 1998
I am looking for information on the LANDON family and the family of DOROTHY HOLDREDGE (b. Oct. 17, 1699, Stonington, CT) who married DANIEL LANDON on Nov. 15, 1718, in Stonington, CT. Dorothy's parents were WILLIAM HOLDREDGE who married DEBORAH ELLIOT of Stonington on Nov. 4, 1696. Any help would be appreciated.

Karen T. Harris 16 Mar 1998
I am looking for the parents/ancestors of Jabez STARKWEATHER born 18 Oct 1770. Married Esther GALLUP born 17 April 1780 to Benjamin and Amy (KINNE) GALLUP.

Deborah Drager 16 Apr 1998
My great grandfather Daniel Fenn PETTIT died in 1940 in Reading, Pa. At that time he had a brother Arthur PETTIT living in Stonington, Ct. In searching the Connecticut death index at I discovered that and Arther PETTIT died in Groton Ct. on December 2, 1957. His place of residence was Stonington, Ct. Is anyone researching this family or is there anyone who could get me a copy of the obituary? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Dean Palmer Dahlberg 30 Apr 1998
Looking for any information on: Thomas(1827-1904) and Eliza Palmer(1829-1893) and Thomas(1798-1852) and Lydia Palmer(1804-1857)

Barbara Rodgers 9 May 1998
I would like to communicate with anyone researching this family: William Martin WHITE, b. 1836 Stonington, m. 1860 Stonington to Ellen C. HILL, d. 1925 Fairhaven, MA. His father: Austin WHITE, b. 1806 Stonington, m. 1830 Groton to Lucy Ann THOMPSON, d. 1882 Preston. His father: Oliver WHITE, b. 1764 Salisbury(?), m. to Lydia (COON or MINOR?), d. 1822, buried in Stonington.

Elmer Robinson 9 May 1998
Need information on the parentage of Jareb PALMER who was born in Stonington, one of six sons. This Palmer family remained true to the Crown in Revolutionary times, except for the youngest son, Jareb. The rest of the family was run off to Canada. Jareb joined forces with Ethan ALLEN and the Green Mountain Boys, serving under Ira Allen. Jareb married Esther RICE, daughter of Stephen RICE & Waitie ALLEN, May 22, 1787 at Tinmouth, VT. In 1813 he moved with his family to Troy, Pennsylvania, purchasing acreage at the foot of Armenia Mountain. How does Jareb fit in to the other PALMERS of Stonington?

Sue Adolph 13 Jun 1998
Am researching the parents of Abigail Hancock who married William Middleton in 1759. They were married at the Old Road Church in Stonnington, CT. Have found a William Hancock who was married to Alice Trueman in 1739 in Stonnington. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Mary Eldridge 23 Jun 1998
Need to know where to look for a will "proved" 14 Aug 1726 for Daniel ELDREDGE who was living in Stonington, CT. His spouse was Mary PHILLIPS. Daniel died 13 Aug 1720 (Not absolutely sure if he died in Stonington, Ct. or in RI, but he had moved to Stongington in 1702.) This will supposedly lists his 10 children.

Carrie Stave 24 Jun 1998
I am looking for any information on the parentsof ELIZABETH LEWIS, born 2 FEB 1783 in Stonington, she married William HILLIARD born 30 DEC 1784 in Groton. All that I know is that their names were HENRY & BETSEY (______) LEWIS. Dates, places, her maiden name or anything would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

Dot Drake 30 Jun 1998
I am looking for any reference to Patience STEWARD, bc 1687-97, m William Thomas 1713, lived Stonington for a few years after marriage and then moved on to Hardwick, Worcester Co., MA. She died there ca 1745; William died there 1747 after marrying 2nd Susanna Marble. Did Patience belong to the Plymouth or Barnstable county Steward families? Thanks for any help.

Judith Wood 8 Jul 1998
Hi, my mother's family is from the Brown's of Stonington - mine is from John Brown who came with brothers Thomas and Eleazer from Lynn, MA c. 1690's. Besides the Brown surname, I have Williams, Randall, Holmes, Miner, Palmer, and Burrows (Robert Burrows of Mystic). My great great grandmother was Mary Ann Burrows Lyle, whose father was William P. Burrows and mother was Nancy Mary Brown. I am looking for some information on who William P. Burrows was and his exact relationship to the Burrows family (I know he is connected from the information in my Brown Genealogy book which belonged to Mary Ann Burrows, written by her cousin, Cyrus Henry Brown, 1907) Are there any Burrows family out there?

Stephanie Arrington 10 Jul 1998
Looking for information on MONIZ family. My Great Grandparents came to Stonington from Sao Miguel.His name was Joao Moniz married to Maria Dos Anjos. His parents names were Jose Moniz Lopes,Emilia de Jesus. Hers were Manuel de Fontes,Maria Isabel.My Grandmother was born in Stonington on August 3,1910.Her name was Anna Moniz.She had brothers and sisters but I don't know their names other than Mary Moniz. My Father August Fernandes Ornellas,Jr. was in Stonington,on July 21, 1930. Any information on them would be appreciated. Maybe ships that immigrated from the Azores?

Florence Benway 13 Jul 1998
I am searching for LYMAN JOHNSON m ELIZA CHAPMAN in 1800's in North Stonington & son DEXTER JOHNSON b 1842 North Stonington m Mary E WAGNER b 1850 NEW YORK & son CLARENCE A JOHNSON b 1897 in GLASGO Ct m ROSE ROCKHOLZ b 1899 married 1921 New London Ct Devorced 1927 Had 5 children any info would be appreciated thanks

Judy L. Slager 15 Jul 1998
I have come into the posession of some old photographs taken by Scholfield & Tingley in MYSTIC, Conn. (Also one is by Kenyon & Son in New London). They were owned by a descendent of Rev. James NOYES and Dorothy STANTON. I would like to be able to identify these if I could. Are there any genealogical/history books that could help. Mrs. N. C. NOYES is written on the back of one ot these. I also am a descendent of James NOYES through his daughter Dorothy NOYES who married Salmon TREAT. Thank-you for any help.

Doris Cook Smith 17 Jul 1998
Looking for information on a Wealthy Cook born in 1773 in CT and married to Isaiah White in 1788 in Stonington, CT. I believe Wealthy Cook had a brother Samuel B. Cook and a brother Prentice Cook. Also believe these siblings were the children of Wealthy Brown Cook and Joseph Cook. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Linda Orr 3 Aug 1998
I am looking for information concerning the death of my gtgrandfather, Stephen Turple Goodwin, October 13, 1898 in Stonington, CT. He apparently was on the landing of a train car waiting to return to MA when he was shot. Conflicting accounts say it was self inflicted and the other says that it was a hunters bullett. He was shot in the head. Any information about Stephen Goodwin would be appreciated. He was a mason by trade and was born in either NS or NB. Married and had three children. Is there someone who would try to locate a local newspaper which may have had an obituary or notice about his death within the few days following his death?

Judie Ann Millard ( Wed Mar 31 16:21:25 1999
Christopher PARK b. abt 1735 and Amaziah PARK b. March 13, 1737/38 in Stonington, sons of Benjamin PARK b. February 12, 1710/11, also Stonington, married sisters. Christopher married Sarah MANSFIELD b. abt 1735, and Amaziah married Hannah MANSFIELD, b. May 16, 1739, both b. in New London, New London, CT. I have been told that Samuel MANSFIELD is their father, I need to know which Samuel it is. Every time I find one who could be the father, he either died young of didn't have any children. Help!!!!


Joan Jachowski ( Thu Apr 8 14:11:48 1999
WORDEN family: looking for information on the children of Isaac WORDEN, b. 1673 in Yarmouth, MA, d. 1718 Stonington, and wife, Rebecca. They may have had as many as 7 children born in Stonington. At least 1 child, William, was b. abt 1699 in Stonington. Specifically looking for any information on an AMOS WORDEN.


Nancyann Norman ( Sat Apr 10 11:21:08 1999
Searching for the parents of Desire BABCOCK, born 31 MAR 1780 (tombstone), No. Stonington, (dau. death cert.) d. 12 Jan 1875, No. Stonington, CT. married 21 Oct 1798, Stonington, CT. to Benjamin HEWITT, b. 8 APR 1774 (tombstone) No. Stonington, CT. d. 1 Jul 1867, No. Stonington, CT, both buried in the Wheeler Cemetery, No. Stonington. She is NOT listed in the Babcock Gen. by Stephen Babcock, Wheeler does not mention parents in The History of Stonington, no parents mentioned in the Hewitt Gen. No records of birth in the IGI only her marriage. No record of her birth in the Stonington or No. Stonington microfilmed records with the FHL. WHO WERE HER PARENTS?


Nancyann Norman ( Sat Apr 10 11:26:52 1999
Searching the parents and maiden name of Coran, wife of Joseph-4 EGGLESTON (Joseph-3, Joseph-2, Bigod-1) Joseph b. abt. 1713 in No. Kingstown, Washington Co., RI, died before 17 NOV 1815, Stonington, New London Co., CT. Joseph and Coran were married before 1744. WHO WERE HER PARENTS?


Nancyann Norman ( Sat Apr 10 11:36:32 1999
Searching for the parents of Lucy A. ECCLESTON born about 1824 in RI (1850 Census of Hopkinton, Washington Co., RI: Lucy A., 26, F, W, RI) married Latham Lathimer SLOCUM, (son of Stephen SLOCUM and Eleanor ECCLESTON) born 14 OCT 1820, No. Stonington, died 1871, No. Stonington. Latham and Lucy were divorced in 1867. 1. WHO WERE THE PARENTS OF LUCY A. ECCLESTON? 2. WHAT HAPPENED TO LUCY WHEN SHE DIVORCED LATHAM? 3. WHERE IS LUCY BURIED? 4. WHAT HAPPENED TO LATHAM AFTER THE DIVORCE? 5. WHERE IS LATHAM BURIED?


dave stott ( Sat Apr 17 16:11:47 1999
Looking for any information on Caleb FOSTER born April 28, 1762 in Stonington, Ct. This information comes from his Rev. war pension papers. any leads guidance anything is appreciated.. --------------------------------------------------

Glenys Rasmussen ( Mon Apr 19 19:34:05 1999
Seeking information on Susanna MANN bn ca 1740 married _________GREEN ca 1760 in Stonington. Mr. GREEN was killed in the Wyoming Massacre in 1778. Their son, Willard GREEN married Lucy WILCOX daughter of Isaac and Desire CRANDALL WILCOX of Stonington. Mrd. ca 1782. If someone has access to the History of Stonington, I would appreciate a check to see if the MANN or GREEN surnames appear. Thank you. Glenys