Knight Family Tree - aqwg496

Descendants of Richard And Sarah Rogers Knight


Otto Alfred KNIGHT [Parents] [scrapbook]-7431 was born on 13 Apr 1911 in Foster, Providence, Rhode Island. He died on 1 Mar 1987 in Foster, Providence, Rhode Island. He was buried in Spears Lot, Foster, Providence, Rhode Island. Otto married Gladys M. DAVIS-10390.

DEATH: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J51K-KT1
First Name: Otto
Middle Name:
Last Name: Knight
Name Suffix:
Birth Date: 13 April 1911
Social Security Number: 020-01-3736
Place of Issuance: Massachusetts
Last Residence: Providence, Rhode Island
Zip Code of Last Residence: 02825
Death Date: March 1987
Estimated Age at Death: 76
Collection: United States Social Security Death Index

CENSUS: Name: Otto K Knight
Residence: Foster, E.D. 150, Providence, Rhode Island
Age in years: 3
Estimated birth year: 1912
Birthplace: United States
Relationship to head-of-household: Son
Gender: Male
Race: White
Father's birthplace: United States
Mother's birthplace: United States
Page letter: J
Line number: 8
Film number: 1769016
Collection: Rhode Island State Census, 1915

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Otto A Knight
Home in 1920: Foster, Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 8 years  
Estimated birth year: abt 1912
Birthplace: Rhode Island
Relation to Head of House: Son  
Father's name: Olney A
Father's Birth Place: Rhode Island  
Mother's name: Annie M
Mother's Birth Place: Connecticut
Marital Status: Single  
Race: White
Sex: Male
Image: 1013  
Household Members: Name Age
Olney A Knight 37  
Annie M Knight 32  
Otto A Knight 8  
Monroe O Knight 7  
Ray A Harrington 12  
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Foster, Providence, Rhode Island; Roll: T625_1672; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 115; Image: 1013

Name: Otto Knight
Residence: Foster, E.D. 125, Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 14
Estimated birth date: 1911
Place of Birth: Rhode Island
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Gender: Male
Race: White
Page number: 6
Line number: 35
GSU Film Number: 1769821
Family Number: 64
Collection: Rhode Island State Census, 1925

1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Otto A Knight
Home in 1930: Foster, Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 19
Estimated birth year: abt 1911  
Relation to Head of House: Son  
Father's name: Olney A
Mother's name: Anie M
Occupation:
Household Members: Name Age
Olney A Knight 47  
Anie M Knight 43  
Otto A Knight 19  
Winrow O Knight 17  
Ray H Harington 22  
Hudah Bertenshaw 76  
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Foster, Providence, Rhode Island; Roll: 2173; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 220; Image: 10.0.

Rhode Island, State Census, 1935
Name: Otto Knight
Event: Census
Event Date: 1935
Event Place: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Residence: Plainfield Pike, Foster, Providence, Rhode Island
Street Address: Plainfield Pike
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Head of Household - Number in Family: 3
Birth Date: 13 Apr 1911
Birthplace: Rhode Island
Film Number: 1711779

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KSJ4-PYB
Name: Otto Knight
Titles & Terms:
Event: Census
Event Year: 1940
Event Place: Foster Town, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 29
Marital Status: Married
Race (Original): White
Race (Standardized): White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Standardized): Head
Birthplace: Rhode Island
Estimated Birth Year: 1911
Residence in 1935: Same House
Enumeration District Number: 4-129A
Family Number: 209
Sheet Number and Letter: 9A
Line Number: 24
NARA Publication Number: T627
NARA Roll Number: 3766
Digital Folder Number: 005461761
Image Number: 00021
Collection: United States Census, 1940

MEDIA: J4714 - Otto Alfred Knight s/o Onley Alfred & Annie M. Card - All Public Member Photos

BURIAL: Otto Alfred Knight in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name: Otto Alfred Knight
Birth Date: 13 Apr 1911
Birth Place: Foster, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States of America
Death Date: Mar 1987
Death Place: Foster, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States of America
Cemetery: Spears Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Foster, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States of America
Has Bio?: N
Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi.

Gladys M. DAVIS [scrapbook]-10390 was born on 12 Nov 1910 in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut. She died in 2001 in Foster, Providence, Rhode Island. She was buried in Spears Lot, Foster, Providence, Rhode Island. Gladys married Otto Alfred KNIGHT-7431.

BIOGRAPHY: U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2
Name: Gladys Knight
Birth Date: 12 Nov 1910
Address: 3 S Killingly Rd
City: Foster
State: RI
Zip Code: 02825-1257
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings

CENSUS: Rhode Island, State Census, 1935
Name: Gladys Knight
Event: Census
Event Date: 1935
Event Place: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Residence: Plainfield Pike, Foster, Providence, Rhode Island
Street Address: Plainfield Pike
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Head of Household - Number in Family:
Birth Date: 12 Nov 1910
Birthplace: Connecticut
Film Number: 1711779

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KSJ4-PY1
Name: Gladys Knight
Event: Census
Event Year: 1940
Event Place: Foster Town, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 29
Marital Status: Married
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Wife
Relationship to Head of Household (Standardized): Wife
Birthplace: Connecticut
Estimated Birth Year: 1911
Residence in 1935: Same House
Enumeration District Number: 4-129A
Family Number: 209
Sheet Number and Letter: 9A
Line Number: 25
NARA Publication Number: T627
NARA Roll Number: 3766
Digital Folder Number: 005461761
Image Number: 00021
Collection: United States Census, 1940

DEATH: Gladys Mae Knight in the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
Name: Gladys Mae Knight
[Gladys M Knight]
[Gladys Mae Davis]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 12 Nov 1910
Birth Place: Canterbury W, Connecticut
Death Date: 9 Feb 2001
Father: Walter E Davis
Mother: Lucy F Burnett
SSN: 038427014
Notes: 21 Aug 1973: Name listed as GLADYS MAE KNIGHT; 15 Feb 2001: Name listed as GLADYS M KNIGHT
Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.

EDUCATION: Gladys Mae Davis in the U.S., School Yearbooks, 1900-1999
Name: Gladys Mae Davis
Estimated Age: 16
Birth Year: abt 1912
Yearbook Date: 1928
School: Plainfield High School
School Location: Central Village, Connecticut, USA
Source Citation: "U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012"; School Name: Plainfield High School; Year: 1928
Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., School Yearbooks, 1900-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
“Dainty little maiden, whither do you wander?”
This girl, who hails from Canterbury, is a shining light in all of her classes. Her main pleasure is to receive typing medals in assembly and her name never fails to appear on the honor roll. How she does it no one knows. She is secretary of the class. Her smile brings her man friends. She always manages to keep out of mischief, but she can always be found when she is wanted.

MEDIA: J8288 - Gladys M. Davis Knight w/o Otto Alfred Knight - U.S. School Yearbooks - Plainfield High School - Central Village, Connecticut - Senior Class photo 1928 - Ancestry.com - “Dainty little maiden, whither do you wander?”
This girl, who hails from Canterbury, is a shining light in all of her classes. Her main pleasure is to receive typing medals in assembly and her name never fails to appear on the honor roll. How she does it no one knows. She is secretary of the class. Her smile brings her man friends. She always manages to keep out of mischief, but she can always be found when she is wanted.

They had the following children.

  F i Shirley M. KNIGHT-20100 was born on 28 Jun 1935. She died on 15 Jul 2013.
  F ii
June Sylvia KNIGHT [scrapbook]-23439 was born on 16 Jun 1938 in Foster, Providence, Rhode Island.

CENSUS: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KSJ4-PB9
Name: June Knight
Event: Census
Event Year: 1940
Event Place: Foster Town, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 2
Marital Status: Single
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Birthplace: Rhode Island
Estimated Birth Year: 1938
Residence in 1935:
Enumeration District Number: 4-129A
Family Number: 209
Sheet Number and Letter: 9A
Line Number: 27
NARA Publication Number: T627
NARA Roll Number: 3766
Digital Folder Number: 005461761
Image Number: 00021
Collection: United States Census, 1940

MEDIA: J5335 - June Sylvia Knight d/o Otto Alfred & Gladys M. Davis Knight - Mount Pleasant High School, Providence, Rhode Island - Senior Class photo 1951 - U.S. School Yearbooks Ancestry.com

EDUCATION: June S Knight in the U.S., School Yearbooks, 1900-1999
Name: June S Knight
Estimated Age: 16
Birth Year: abt 1938
Yearbook Date: 1954
School: Mount Pleasant High School
School Location: Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Grade Completed: Senior
Source Citation: "U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012"; School Name: Mount Pleasant High School; Year: 1954
Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., School Yearbooks, 1900-1999 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.

Monroe Olney KNIGHT [Parents] [scrapbook]-7432 was born on 16 Jul 1912 in Foster, Providence, Rhode Island. He died in Feb 1983 in Foster, Providence, Rhode Island. He was buried in Spears Lot, Foster, Providence, Rhode Island. Monroe married Lilla Naomi TAUDVIN-9231.

DEATH: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VMNJ-D4C
First Name: Monroe
Middle Name:
Last Name: Knight
Name Suffix:
Birth Date: 16 July 1912
Social Security Number: 040-05-0306
Place of Issuance: Connecticut
Last Residence: Providence, Rhode Island
Zip Code of Last Residence: 02825
Death Date: February 1983
Estimated Age at Death: 71
Collection: United States Social Security Death Index

MILITARY: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K85R-6YC
name: Monroe O Knight
name (original): Monroe O Knight
event: Military Service
event date: 04 Jun 1942
term of enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
event place: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
residence:
race: White
citizenship: citizen
birth year: 1912
birthplace: RHODE ISLAND
education: 4 years of high school
civilian occupation: Electricians
marital status: Married
rank: Private
army branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
army component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
source: Civil Life
serial number: 31120130
nara publication title: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946
arc identifier: 1263923
card, box and reel number: 03973.118
Collection: Monroe O Knight, "United States, World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"

CENSUS: Name: Mimror O Knight
Residence: Foster, E.D. 150, Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 2
Estimated Birth Date: 1913
Place of Birth: United States
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Gender: Male
Race: White
Place of Birth: Father: United States
Place of Birth: Mother: United States
Page Number: J
Line Number: 9
GSU Film Number: 1769016
Collection: Rhode Island State Census, 1915

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Monroe O Knight
Home in 1920: Foster, Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 7 years  
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1913
Birthplace: Rhode Island
Relation to Head of House: Son  
Father's Name: Olney A
Father's Birth Place: Rhode Island  
Mother's Name: Annie M
Mother's Birth Place: Connecticut
Marital Status: Single  
Race: White
Sex: Male
Image: 1013  
Household Members: Name Age
Olney A Knight 37  
Annie M Knight 32  
Otto A Knight 8  
Monroe O Knight 7  
Ray A Harrington 12  
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Foster, Providence, Rhode Island; Roll: T625_1672; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 115; Image: 1013.

Name: Monroe Knight
Residence: Foster, E.D. 125, Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 12
Estimated birth date: 1913
Place of Birth: Rhode Island
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Gender: Male
Race: White
Page number: 7
Line number: 1
GSU Film Number: 1769821
Family Number: 64
Collection: Rhode Island State Census, 1925

Rhode Island, State Census 1935
Name: Monroe O Knight
Event: Census
Event Date: 1935
Event Place: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Residence: Foster Center Rd, Foster, Providence, Rhode Island
Street Address: Foster Center Rd
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Head of Household - Number in Family:
Birth Date: 17 Jul 1912
Birthplace: Rhode Island
Film Number: 1711779

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KSJ4-5DM
Name: Monroe Knight
Event: Census
Event Year: 1940
Event Place: Foster Town, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 27
Marital Status: Single
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Son
Relationship to Head of Household (Standardized): Son
Birthplace: Rhode Island
Estimated Birth Year: 1913
Residence in 1935: Same House
Enumeration District Number: 4-129A
Family Number: 323
Sheet Number and Letter: 13B
Line Number: 70
NARA Publication Number: T627
NARA Roll Number: 3766
Digital Folder Number: 005461761
Image Number: 00030
Collection: United States Census, 1940

MEDIA: J4715 - Monroe Olney & sons Theodore Onley & Randall Knight s/o Onley Alfred & Annie M. Card - All Public Member Photos

EDUCATION: Munroe Olney Knight in the U.S., School Yearbooks, 1900-1999
Name: Munroe Olney Knight
Estimated Age: 16
Birth Year: abt 1914
Yearbook Date: 1930
School: Killingly High School
School Location: Danielson, Connecticut, USA
Source Citation: "U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012"; School Name: Killingly High School; Year: 1930
Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., School Yearbooks, 1900-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.

Lilla Naomi TAUDVIN [scrapbook]-9231 was born on 3 Mar 1915 in Foster, Providence, Rhode Island. She died in Feb 1987 in Foster, Providence, Rhode Island. She was buried in Spears Lot, Foster, Providence, Rhode Island. Lilla married Monroe Olney KNIGHT-7432.

DEATH: Social Security Death Index
Name: Lilla Knight
SSN: 038-12-7348  
Last Residence: 02825  Foster, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
Born: 3 Mar 1915
Died: Feb 1987
State (Year) SSN issued: Rhode Island (Before 1951 )
Source Citation: Number: 038-12-7348;Issue State: Rhode Island;Issue Date: Before 1951.

MEDIA: J4716 - Lilla Naomi Taudvin Knight w/o Monroe Olney Knight (1918 on the beach, Horseneck, Massachusetts) - Lilla Naomi Taudvin Knight
J8907 - Lilla Naomi Taudvin Knight w/o Monroe Olney Knight - U.S. School Yearbooks - Wheaton College - Norton, Massachusetts - Senior Class photo 1936 - Ancestry.com
J8908 - Lilla Naomi Taudvin Knight w/o Monroe Olney Knight - U.S. School Yearbooks - Wheaton College - Norton, Massachusetts - Sophomore Class photo 1934 - Ancestry.com

EDUCATION: Lilla Naomi Taudvin in the U.S., School Yearbooks, 1900-1999
Name: Lilla Naomi Taudvin
Yearbook Date: 1936
School: Wheaton College
School Location: Norton, Massachusetts, USA
Source Citation: "U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012"; School Name: Wheaton College; Year: 1936
Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., School Yearbooks, 1900-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.

Lilla Taudvin in the U.S., School Yearbooks, 1900-1999
Name: Lilla Taudvin
Estimated Age: 20
Birth Year: abt 1914
Yearbook Date: 1934
School: Wheaton College
School Location: Norton, Massachusetts, USA
Source Citation: "U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012"; School Name: Wheaton College; Year: 1934
Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., School Yearbooks, 1900-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.

They had the following children.

  M i Theodore Onley KNIGHT-9232 was born on 20 Oct 1946.
  M ii Randall Monroe KNIGHT-9236 was born on 22 Apr 1950. He died on 18 Sep 2011.

Edward GORTON [Parents]-7435 was born on 18 May 1698 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island. He died on 18 May 1786 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island. Edward married Hannah MATTESON-7436 on 9 Mar 1720.

BIOGRAPHY: The Life and Times of Samuel Gorton
The Founders and the Founding of the Republic
Philadelphia 1907  Page 179
Edward Gorton (Samuel 3, John 2, Samuel 1), born at Warwick, May 18, 1698, married, March 9, 1720, Hannah Matteson, daughter of Zachariah and first wife, Sarah, and granddaughter of James and Hannah (Field) Matteson, of Providence. This name is also written Mathewson. Hannah was the great-granddaughter of John Field, of Providence. Zachariah's second wife was Joanna Eddy, by whom he had no children. Among the old lists of proprietors, early inhabitants of town of Warwick, is on entitled "A List of ye Draft of ye Last Division Drawn May ye 21st 1748," in which Edward Gorton appears as present owner of the property originally owned by John Gorton. Edward lived on the west side of what was and is now known as Gorton pond. He died in 1786. His will, March 8, 1784, proved June 12, 1786, mentions wife, Hannah, daughters, Freelove, Jerauld (Wife of duty), Sarah Stafford (wife of Stuckley), Hannah Greene, Anna (Anne) Rice (Wife of Job), son, Caleb.

Hannah MATTESON-7436 was born in 1698 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island. Hannah married Edward GORTON-7435 on 9 Mar 1720.

They had the following children.

  F i Freelove GORTON-7433 was born on 9 May 1722. She died on 31 Oct 1803.

James JERAULD [scrapbook]-7443 was born in 1686 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts. He died on 25 Oct 1760 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts. He was buried in Vine Lake Cemetary, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts. James married Martha DUPREE-7444.

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Jacques/James, Dr. Gerould/Jerauld/Jerould, b. 1680/7 - 25 Oct 1760 ae 73, of Medfield MA by 1721, from Lanquedoc, FRA before 1719, m Marth Dupree, d 25 Mar 1763. He had two sister suppoledly died in Medfield in 1748, and maybe another lady who he took an especial interest in was a sister, Ann Lemoyne. He left his house to his daughters Hannah and Susanna, by whom a portion of it was sold in 1765. His will was witnessed by William Plympton, Eliazer Wheelock and Keziah Plympton. The will of his widow is in Suffolk Probate. His negro Caesar mentioned in his will died in Wrentham Ma 1789, Pompey Edes of Boston being his administrator, evident he fell into hands of Gamaliel. - Tilden's Medfield p 398, Hayward's Gilsum p 312, Hadley's Goffstown p 166 and Medfield VR p 54,5, 150, 213.

Martha DUPREE [scrapbook]-7444 was born in 1688 in Norfolk, Medfield, Massachusetts. She died on 25 Mar 1763 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts. She was buried in Vine Lake Cemetary, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts. Martha married James JERAULD-7443.

They had the following children.

  M i Dr. Dutee JERAULD-7434 was born on 5 Mar 1723. He died on 13 Jul 1813.

Samuel GORTON [Parents]-7437 was born on 22 Jul 1672 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island. He died on 5 Jun 1722. Samuel married Elizabeth COLLINS-7438 on 9 May 1695.

BIOGRAPHY: The Life and Times of Samuel Gorton
The Founders and the Founding of the Republic
Philadelphia 1907  Page 168 - 169
Samuel Gorton (John 2, Samuel 1), born July 22, 1672, at Warwick, married, May 9, 1695, Elizabeth Collins, born November 1, 1672, daughter of Captain Elizur and Sarah (Wright) Collins. During the years 1714 to 1718 he was Deputy to the Rhode Island Legislature. He died  June  5, 1722. His will bequeathed to wife Elizabeth use of household and all movables; to his son Edward the old place, so called, which honored father John formerly dwelt on and lot at Horses Neck; to daughters Ann, Margaret, Sarah, Elizabeth, money, etc. The Warwick records of deaths give, under date September 9, 1724, "Elizabeth, wife of Samuel of John and Elizabeth." Doubtless should be "of John and Margaret;" Samuel of John and Elizabeth was yet a lad."

Marriage: Vital Record of Rhode Island
1636 - 1850
First Series
Births, Marriages and Deaths
Providence, R. I.
Narragansett Historical, Publishing Company
1891  Page 35
Collins,Elizabeth, and Samuel Gorton, May 9, 1695

Elizabeth COLLINS-7438 was born on 1 Nov 1672 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island. She died on 9 Sep 1724 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island. Elizabeth married Samuel GORTON-7437 on 9 May 1695.

They had the following children.

  M i Edward GORTON-7435 was born on 18 May 1698. He died on 18 May 1786.
  M ii William GORTON-7856 was born in 1708. He died on 3 Dec 1789.

Samuel GORTON [scrapbook]-7441 was born on 12 Feb 1592 in Gorton, Lancashire, England. He died on 10 Dec 1677 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. He was buried in Governor Samuel Gorton Lot, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island. Samuel married Mary Elizabeth MAPLET-7442.

BIOGRAPHY: The Life and Times of Samuel Gorton
The Founders and the Founding of the Republic
Philadelphia 1907  Page 159
Several pages of history of Samuel's life

Samuel Gorton in the U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970
Name: Samuel Gorton
Birth Date: 1592
Death Date: 1677
SAR Membership: 46636
Role: Ancestor
Application Date: 17 Mar 1928
Spouse: Mary Maplet
Children: Samuel Gorton
Source Citation: Volume: 234
Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data: Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls.

GORTON, SAMUEL (d. 1677), founder of the Gortonites, was 'born and bred' at Gorton, Lancashire, as also were the 'fathers of his body for many generations.' He came of a good family, and says that his wife 'had bin as tenderly brought up as was any man's wife then in that towne' (Plymouth, New England). He gives thanks that he was not 'bred up in the schools of humane learning,' and therefore not misled by heathen philosophers (letter to Nathaniel Morton). He probably knew the Bible by heart, and was a powerful speaker. He must have served an apprenticeship in London, for in a certain conveyance he calls himself 'a citizen of London, clothier.' He regarded outward forms with contempt, holding 'that by union with Christ believers partook of the perfection of God, and that heaven and hell have no actual existence.' Fearing persecution, he sailed to New England, arrived in Boston in 1636, and thence went to Plymouth. His stay at Boston was probably shortened by his religious pugnacity, and though welcomed at Plymouth, he gradually 'discovered himself to be a proud and pestilent seducer, and deeply leavened with blasphemous and familistical opinions' (Morton, "New England’s Memorial," 1669, p. 108). He had religious differences with Ralph Smith, a Plymouth minister, in whose house he lodged. Smith only got rid of him by appealing to the courts. For alleged contempt of court in defending a contumacious widow he was afterwards committed to prison till he could procure sureties for his good behavior 'till ye next court.' At the next court he was fined and again ordered to find sureties. He found sureties, but immediately left for Rhode Island. He was there welcomed as a religious refugee by the little band at Portsmouth, most of whom were outcasts from Massachusetts and Plymouth. On 27 June he was enrolled as an inhabitant Edward Winslow intimates, however, that difference in religion was not the ground of the hard measure he received at Plymouth ("Hypocrisie Vnmasked," 1646). He fixed himself for a while at Aquidneck (now Newport), but became so odious for insulting the clergy and magistracy the he was sentenced to be publicly whipped (see account of an eyewitness in 'An Answer to ye many Slanders & Falsehoods contained in a book called Simplicities Defense," &c., printed for the first time by Charles Deane in vol. iv. of the "New England Historical and Genealogical Register). From Aquidneck Gorton sought refuge with Roger Williams in Providence, some time before 17 Nov. 1641. It is said that he was never admitted an inhabitant of that town, but in January 1641-2 he purchased land at Pawtuxet, in the south part of the territory. Here he was soon joined by a number of his followers who had been expelled for Arquidneck. He took the lead in a quarrel about land, which, though restrained for a time by Williams, soon became serious, and even led to bloodshed. His opponents were defeated, and applied to the Massachusetts government, which finally decided to assume jurisdiction over Providence, which was beyond the limits of its charter. Gorton and his friends protested in a violent letter full of theology. The Massachusetts people detected in it twenty-six blasphemous propositions. Gorton and his friends now retired to Shawomet, now Old Warwick, and purchased of the Narragansett chief, Miantonomo, in January 1642-3, a tract of land which now comprises the town of Coventy and nearly the whole of the town of Warwick. Certain inferior Sachems, however, repudiated the sale, and put themselves under the protection of Massachusetts. A warrant was issued (12 Sept. 1643) summoning Gorton and his companions to appear. They denied the jurisdiction; whereupon seven of them were seized by a commission supported by forty soldiers, and carried to Boston and thrown into the common goal without bail. All but three of the magistrates thought that Gorton ought to be put the death, but the majority of the deputies dissented. He was ordered to be confined to Charlestown, to be kept at work in irons, and if he escaped or uttered his heresies to suffer death. Six of his fellow-prisoners were sentenced to be confined on the same conditions, and were sent to different towns in the colony. They were released from confinement in January 1644, under conditions which meant perpetual banishment or death. They were not allowed to settle at Shawoment, and hired lands in Rhode Island. A demand from Massachusetts for their extradition was refused, but the commissioners for the united colonies had passed an act on 7 Sept. 1643 authorizing the Massachusetts government to proceed against them. In 1644 Gorton, with his friends Randall, Holden, and John Greene, went to England. They carried with them the act of submission of the Narragansett Indians to the English government, and petitioned the commissioners of foreign plantations against their expulsion by the colony of Massachusetts. The colony of Massachusetts, on receiving a copy of this memorial from the commissioners, sent Edward Winslow as their agent to England. In 1646 Gorton published a full relation of his own and his friends' grievances in his 'Simplicities Defense against Seven-Headed Policy, or Innocence vindicated, being unjustly accused, and sorely censured, by that Seven-headed Church-Government united in New-England,' &c., 4to, London, 1646, which he dedicated in their name to the Earl of Warcich. This curious tract reached a second edition in 1647, has been reprinted with notes by W. R. Staples in vol. ii. of 'Collections of the Rhode Island Historical Society,' 1835, and again in vol. iv. of Peter Force's 'Collection of Historical Tracts,' 1846. Winslow immediately replied to what he termed Gorton's 'manifold slanders and abominable falsehoods' in 'Hypocrisie Vnmasked,' 1646, which he too inscribed to the Earl of Warwick. The Massachusetts government was directed not to molest those who claimed lands at Sawomet, and to defer the settlement of territorial claims until a more convenient season. Gorton returned to New England in 1648. A letter from the Earl of Warwick protected him from arrest at Boston. He joined his companions at Shwomet, which he renamed Warwick in honour of the earl, and resided there in peace until his death. Almost immediately after his return from England he was chosen one of the town magistrates, and was constantly engaged in public business during the remainder of his life. On Sundays he preached to the colonists and Indians.

Gorton had also preached frequently in London and elsewhere in England. He drew crowds to hear him, and was summoned before a parliamentary committee by 'three or four malignant persons . . . one of them a Schoolmaster in Christs hospitall.' He was accused of preaching 'without a call.' Winslow, who was called as a witness, declined to interfere in this matter, and ultimately he was honourably dismissed 'as a preacher of the Gospell' (letter to N. Morton). His accusers had complained of his book 'An Incorruptible Key composed of the CX. Psalme, wherewith you may open the rest of the Holy Scriptures,' &c., 2 pts. 4to [Providence?], 1647. In all Gorton's contributions to biblical exposition he employs a dialect utterly incoherent to the uninitiated. Still more mystical was his 'Saltmarsch returned from the Dead, In Amico Philalethe. Or, The Resurrection of James the Apostle, out of the Grave of Carnall Glosses, for the correction of the universall Apostacy, which cruelly buryed him who yet liveth, appearing in the comely Ornaments of his Fifth Chapter, in an Exercise, June 4, 1654,' &c., [By] S. G[orton], 4to, London, 1655. Two years later appeared a sequel, 'An Antidote against the Common Plague of the World. Or, An Answer to a small Treatise (as in water, face answereth to face) intituled Saltmarsh returned from the Dead,' &c., 4to, London, 1657, dedicated to Oliver Cromwell. Appended to the 'Antidotes' are two letters dated from Warwich 16 Sept. and 6 Oct. 1656, written by him to certain quakers imprisoned at Boston. They show that he could object to the persecution of a sect disagreeing with his own. Gorton answered Nathaniel Morton's savage attach on him in 'New-Englands Memoriall' in a letter of some eloquence, dated from Warwick 30 June 1669. It was not published during his lifetime, but will be found accurately printed in vol. iv. of Force's "Tracts.' Gorton also prepared for publication a running commentary on Matthew vi. 9-13. The manuscript, which is described as being beautifully written, passed from the keeping of his family into that of the Rhode Island Historical Society.

Gorton died at Warwick between 27 Nov. and 10 Dec. 1677. He had issue three sons and at least six daughters. His sect survived him for about a hundred years. At Providence, 18 Nov. 1771, Ezra Stiles visited an octogenarian, named John Angell, who believed himself to be the only Gortonite left (Mackie, "Life," pp. 380-2).

[Savage's Genealog. Dict. of First Settlers in New England, ii. 283; Staples's Introduction to Gorton's Simplicities Defence, in Collections of the Rhode Island Hist. Soc. ii. 9-20; Mackie's Life in Sparkks's Library of American Biography, 2nd ser. v. 315-411; Charles Deane's Some Notices of S. Gorton in New England Hist. and Genealog. Reg. iv. 201 (of which twenty-five copies were privately reprinted, 4to, Boston, 1850); Winthrop's History of New England (Savage), ii. 57, 295-9; Hutchinson's Massachusetts, i. 117-24, 549; Massachusetts Historical Collections, xvii. 48-51; Callender's Historical Discourse in Collections of the Rhode Island Hist. Soc. iv. 89-92; Alexander Young's Chronicles of the Pilgrim Fathers, 2nd ed. p. 279; Nathaniel Morton's New-Englands Memoriall (1669), pp. 108-10; Notes and Queries, 2nd ser. iii. 349-50] G. G. -- Dictionary of National Biography - Familysearch.org

MEDIA: J1578 - Samuel Gorton - Gov. of Rhode Island - FAG memorial #31050767

BURIAL: Samuel Gorton in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name: Samuel Gorton
Birth Date: 12 Feb 1592
Birth Place: Manchester, Metropolitan Borough of Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
Death Date: 10 Nov 1677
Death Place: Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island, United States of America
Cemetery: Governor Samuel Gorton Lot
Burial or Cremation Place: Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island, United States of America
Has Bio?: Y
Children:
Susannah Barton
Elizabeth Crandall
Samuel Gorton
Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi.

Mary Elizabeth MAPLET-7442 was born on 12 Mar 1608/1609 in St. Lawrence Jewry with St. Mary Magdalene Milk Street, London, England. She died in Dec 1646 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island. Mary married Samuel GORTON-7441.

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BIOGRAPHY: Both Savage and Austin, in their genealogical dictionaries, mention Samuel Gorton's wife as Elizabeth. Austin indicated she died 1677 +. However, looking at the LDS Ancestral File, it has his wife as Mary Maplett. I went back to Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island and noted an apparent correction cut and pasted to the bottom of page 302. (It is probably from American Genealogist, v.20, p.186-187 as noted in pen on that page. There are a series of corrections to Austin's workin several issues of the AG and are noted and included as notes and anaddendum to the current edition of Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island.) It reads in part: GORTON, 1st column. The mother of most of his children and prehaps his only wife, was Mary Mapplett, of John and Mary.  If he had an earlier wife Elizabeth she was mother of his oldest son Samuel,(who was considerably older than the other children, apparently) and  possibly of one or two more.  In 1636 Mr. Gorton wrote (of his Plymouth, Mass. residence) concerning his wife, that she was "as tenderly brought up as any man's wife then in that town."  This might well have applied to his wife Mary Maplett. Her brother, Doctor John Maplett was one of the physicians extraodinary to King Charles II, as seen on his tombstone in Bath Abbey Church, Bath,England, where he latterly lived, though called of Middlesex County, England.  1646, Dec 7., Mrs. Mary Maplett in will of this date gives to "daughter Mary Gorton, wife of Samuel Gorton, living in New England, all the money which her said husband Samuel Gorton doth owe me and a herd of cattle which he hath of mine." Also Ð10 to buy her mourning. 1662, Apr 9, he and wife Mary deeded land. 1670, Apr 18, in will of Dr. John Maplett, of Bath, England, he gives to "my dear sister, Mrs. Mary Gorton of New England" - 20 s. and to each ofher children 10 s. apiece. - Familysearch.org

They had the following children.

  M i John GORTON-7439 was born in 1640. He died on 3 Feb 1714.
  M ii Samuel GORTON-7586 was born in 1630. He died on 6 Sep 1724.

Hiram BACON [Parents]-8119 was born on 27 Jun 1803 in Washington, Orange, Vermont. He died on 7 May 1884 in Chelsea, Orange, Vermont. Hiram married Hannah CARPENTER-8120 on 22 Nov 1827 in Strafford, Orange, Vermont.

CENSUS: 1850 United States Federal Census Record
Name: Hiram S Bacon
Age: 44
Estimated birth year: abt 1806
Birth place: Vermont
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Williamstown, Orange, Vermont
Image Source: Year: 1850; Census Place: Williamstown, Orange, Vermont; Roll: M432_926; Page: 272; Image: 534.

BIRTH: Hiram S Bacon in the Vermont, Vital Records, 1720-1908
Name:Hiram S Bacon
Gender:Male
Birth Date:27 Jun 1803
Birth Place:Washington, Vermont, USA
Father Name:Luther Bacon
Mother Name:Sinai Sibley
Source Information: Ancestry.com. Vermont, Vital Records, 1720-1908 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
Original data: State of Vermont. Vermont Vital Records through 1870. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.
State of Vermont. Vermont Vital Records, 1871–1908. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.

Hannah CARPENTER [scrapbook]-8120 was born on 13 Jun 1809 in Washington, Orange, Vermont. She died on 12 Apr 1852 in Williamstown, Orange, Vermont. She was buried in East Hill Cemetery, Williamstown, Orange, Vermont. Hannah married Hiram BACON-8119 on 22 Nov 1827 in Strafford, Orange, Vermont.

MARRIAGE: Hiram Bacon in the Vermont, Vital Records, 1720-1908
Name:Hiram Bacon
Gender:Male
Marriage Date:22 Nov 1827
Marriage Place:Washington, Vermont, USA
Card Type:Groom
Spouse Name:Hannah Capenter
Source Information: Ancestry.com. Vermont, Vital Records, 1720-1908 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
Original data: State of Vermont. Vermont Vital Records through 1870. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.
State of Vermont. Vermont Vital Records, 1871–1908. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.

BURIAL: Hannah K Bacon in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name:Hannah K Bacon
Maiden Name:Carpenter
Birth Date:13 Jun 1809
Birth Place:Washington, Orange County, Vermont, United States of America
Death Date:12 Apr 1852
Death Place:Williamstown, Orange County, Vermont, United States of America
Cemetery:East Hill Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place:Williamstown, Orange County, Vermont, United States of America
Has Bio?:Y
Father:William Carpenter
Mother:Sophronia Carpenter
Children:
Infant Bacon
George Luther Bacon
Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi.

They had the following children.

  F i Martha L. BACON-7446 was born on 28 Feb 1830. She died on 13 Aug 1887.

Jacob TOWNE [Parents] [scrapbook]-7449 was born on 11 Mar 1632 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. He died on 27 Nov 1704 in Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts. He was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts. Jacob married Catherine SYMONDS-7450 on 26 Jun 1657 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.

BIOGRAPHY: The Towne Family Memorial
A. N. Towne, Esq. San Francisco, Cal.
Edwin Hubbard, Chicago, Ill.
Fergus Printing Compay, 1880  Page 22
Jacob Towne, son of William 1 and Joanna Town, was baptized a Yarmouth, Norfolk Co., Eng., March 11, 1632, resided at Salem, Essex Co. Mass., in the "North fields," with his father, about twelve years; md, June 26, 1657, Catherine, daughter of John Symonds, of Salem; made his will at Topsfield, Nov. 24, 1704, and died the third day following, aged about 73 years. His will was proved Jan. 1. 1705. son John 3, executor.

Catherine SYMONDS [scrapbook]-7450 was born on 18 Apr 1630 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. She died on 27 Nov 1704 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. She was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts. Catherine married Jacob TOWNE-7449 on 26 Jun 1657 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.

They had the following children.

  M i Jonathan TOWNE-7447 was born on 2 Apr 1658. He died on 27 Nov 1740.

John HOOKER [Parents] [scrapbook]-7455 was born on 6 Mar 1695 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut. He died on 3 Aug 1766 in Kensington, Hartford, Connecticut. He was buried in Christian Lane Cemetery, Kensington, Hartford, Connecticut. John married Mercy HART-7454 on 4 Jul 1728.

BIOGRAPHY: The Descendants of Rev. Thomas Hooker, Hartford, Connecticut
By Edward Hooker - Commander, U.S.N.
Edited by Margaret Huntington Hooker and printed for
Her at Rochester, N. Y. 1909  Page 36
John Hooker (John 3, Samuel 2, Thomas 1), son of John and Abigail (Standley) Hooker of Farmington, Conn., b. Mar. 6, 1695, at Farmington; m. July 4, 1728, Mercy (Mary) Hart daughter of Deacon Thomas and Mary (Thompson) Hart, of Kensington, Conn., b. Sept. 29, 1703, at Kensington. He was Justice of the Peace and a prominent and active man in the business of the town. He d. at Kensington, Conn., Aug. 3, 1766. She d. at Kensington, Conn., 1782.

Mercy HART-7454 was born on 29 Sep 1703 in Kensington, Hartford, Connecticut. She died in 1782 in Kensington, Hartford, Connecticut. Mercy married John HOOKER-7455 on 4 Jul 1728.

They had the following children.

  M i John HOOKER-7618 was born on 19 Mar 1729. He died on 6 Feb 1777.
  M ii Elijah HOOKER-7627 was born on 12 Apr 1746. He died on 27 Sep 1823.

Hon. John HOOKER [Parents]-7621 was born on 20 Feb 1665 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut. He died on 21 Feb 1745 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut. John married Abigail STANDLEY-7622 on 24 Nov 1687.

BIOGRAPHY: The Descendants of Rev. Thomas Hooker, Hartford, Connecticut
By Edward Hooker - Commander, U.S.N.
Edited by Margaret Huntington Hooker and printed for
Her at Rochester, N. Y. 1909  Page 123 - 124
John Hooker (Samuel 2, Thomas 1), son of Rev. Samuel and Mary (Willet) Hooker of Farmington, Conn., born Feb. 20, 1664 or 1665; married Nov. 24, 1687, Abigail Standley, daughter of Capt. John and his second wife, Sarah (Fletcher) Standley, of Farmington, Conn., b. July 25, 1669, at Farmington.
  Hon. John Hooker, was one of the most noted man of  his day. For many years he was the leading man of the town. He was the magistrate who did most of the business of the town and was Judge of the Supreme Court of the Colony from 1724 to 1732. He was a member of the Lower House of the Assembly from 1699 to 1723. He then went into the Upper House. He served twenty-one sessions of which he was Clerk two sessions, and Speaker, six. He was chosen assistant in 1723, and rechosen annually for eleven years. He was on important committees and was frequently sent to settle difficulties in towns, churches, etc.; he was charged with important public trusts, etc., and the papers in the file in the office of the Secretary of State, attest the carefulness, as well as the confidence, reposed in him.
  When he married, his father purchased and gave him a site on the west side of the main street, some distance north of the Meeting House at Farmington, and here he built his house under the branches of a beautiful elm tree, where it soon became a center of generous hospitality, and a familiar gathering place for the sages of the town, who in the pleasant summer evenings seated under the leafy canopy of the Hooker Elm, discussed the passing events, while their long pipes gave forth clouds of fragrant incense, which curling upwards, dispensed itself among the leaves of the beautiful tree.
  The "Hooker Elm" was a widely known feature of the pleasant street, famous through all the region round for its great beauty and the pleasant company which gathered under its canopy in the soft summer evenings.
  In the course of events the estate passed on to Roger Hooker, a thorough gentleman of the old school, who prized the wide spreading "Hooker Elm," as his father had done, while he continued the far famed hospitality of the house, and greeting his friends under the beautiful tree, sped the time away with tale and jest, and merry quip. And again, another  Roger, a polished gentleman, a Patriotic soldier, a delightful conversationalist, and a brilliant wit and a raconteur, did the honors of the house as his father and grand-father had done, and gathered his story loving, mirth appreciating friends beneath the famous "Hooker Elm."
  Major Roger Hooker was the last Hooker occupant of the place dying without issue in 1830, the hospitable mansion and its stately guardian, the "Hooker Elm", passed into other hands and eventually into the possession of Mr. William Gay.  The old house was torn out, rebuilt and modernized until scarcely a feature of it Hooker character remained, and as if to obliterate all memories and lingering Hooker associations, because the beautiful tree interfered with making a straight path from the front door to the street, an axe was laid at the roots and the famous "Hooker Elm," like the generations that had gathered under its leafy canopy, was laid low in the dust. Peace to it ashes- and the last vestige of the Hooker dynasty , together with the far famed beauty of the place, passed away.
  A chronicler of those days left this account of Mr. Hooker. "On Sunday the bell rang for a while for service and then commenced tolling. At the first stroke of the tolling Mr. Hooker issued from his house and proceeded to the Meeting House, and the minister in like manner started from his house, which-ever arrived first at the Meeting House door awaited the arrival of the other; and together they entered the building, as they entered the door the bell stopped tolling, and all the congregation arose to their feet and remained standing while the two walked the aisle together. Mr. Hooker stopped at his pew door-the first pew-and waited until the minister ascended the pulpit stairs, then entering his pew, they both sat down at the same time and then the congregation seated itself. When the service was over, Mr. Hooker stepped out side his pew door, and this was a signal for the congregation to arise and remain standing, at the pew door Mr. Hooker remained until joined by the minister, when they walked down the aisle together to the door, where they took their stand, outside in good weather and inside in bad weather."
  "When they were in place, this was a signal to the congregation, who until that time had remained standing in their pews. The pew doors were thrown open, and the people pass out, all bowing as they passed the minister and Mr. Hooker, bowing to each other, shook hands and then proceeded to their homes."
  The chronicler also describes the ending of the Sunday rigidness. "The holiness of the day was supposed to end at  sunset, but not a child in the town dared to stir, until the signal came from Mr. Hooker that the day was ended. When the sun had sunk below the horizon, Mr. Hooker, coming to his door with his pipe in his hand, walked down the path to the gate and leaning over it rested his arms upon the top. The moment his arms touched the gate, open flew the doors and out came the children with a wild rush and shout - Mr. Hooker was at his gate, Sunday was over. The Shout was taken up and spread to the furtherest ends of the town with a rapidity that would almost put the telegram of the present day to the blush. Mr. Hooker with his pipe was at the gate and Sunday was ended."
  Roger Hooker leaves this note of Mr. Hooker's appearance. "Mr. John Hooker ad dark hair with dark eyes, and dignity in his air and expression that procured profound respect." Another description of Mr. Hooker says: "He was a fine looking tall man, tall, very erect, and had a prominent large nose."
     John Hooker died at Farmington, Feb. 21, 1745 or 1746. His wife died at Farmington, Feb. 21, 1742 or 1743.

Abigail STANDLEY-7622 was born on 25 Jul 1669 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut. She died on 21 Feb 1743 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut. Abigail married Hon. John HOOKER-7621 on 24 Nov 1687.

BIOGRAPHY: The Descendants of Rev. Thomas Hooker, Hartford, Connecticut
By Edward Hooker - Commander, U.S.N.
Edited by Margaret Huntington Hooker and printed for
Her at Rochester, N. Y. 1909  Page 123 - 124
Capt. John Standley, the father of Mrs. Hooker, was a man of wealth and high social position, who had won distinction as a lieutenant and captain in the Indian wars. The early settlers at Hartford spelled the name with a "d," and as they were educated men of high standing, etc., it may properly supposed that they were correct in so spelling. The history of the Stanley family however assumes that they were wrong and the spelling a mistake, etc., and endeavors to trace the family to the family of Stanley of England. It has since come to light that Sir John Standley was an officer in Cromwell's army, that the family was then an old one and was not known to have any connection with the famous Stanley family. Probably this Standley family was the one from which the Connecticut settler came and their spelling of the name was correct. The name in America has now become irrevocably changed to Stanley. Another daughter, Elizabeth Standley, married Deacon John North, and was the grand-mother of Col. Jeremiah Wadsworth the famous Commissary General of the Revolutionary War. Col. Wadsworth married Mahitable Russell of Middletown, Conn., a descendant from Rev. Thomas Hooker, and thus while there was no cousinship between Col. Wadsworth and his wife there was a cousinship between each of them and the descendants from Hon. John Hooker and their children bore a double relationship to this branch of the Hooker family. Col. Wadsworth, son of Daniel Wadsworth, founded the Wadsworth Atheneum at Hartford and presented it to the city, thus erecting a noble monument to the Wadsworth family, and one in which the Hookers of that branch have a kinship interest.

They had the following children.

  M i John HOOKER-7455 was born on 6 Mar 1695. He died on 3 Aug 1766.

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