OWEN-WINCHELL-FILLEY

From the files of Stephen M. Lawson


Robert Winchell    William and Margaret Filley

David Winchell and Elizabeth Filley   John Owen and Rebecca Wade

               Christina Winchell and Obadiah Owen

               Christiana Owen and Ebenezer Smith

               Dorcas Smith and Josiah Holcomb

               Jonah Holcomb and Sabra

               Harriet Holcomb and Henry L. Andrews

               Melvina E. Andrews and William Clemeth Morey

               Minnie Elsie Morey and Aretus Erastus Freeman

               Iva Melvina Freeman and Donald VanHoosier Lawson

               Stephen Martin Lawson


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William and Margaret Filley

Information sources for the FILLEY family, in addition to general references and descendants, include: "Records of Windsor, Ct.", NEHGR (Boston Apr. 1851), page 225. The Great Migration Begins, Volume II, by Robert Charles Anderson (Boston 1995), page 768. The "Mary and John", by Maude Pinney Kuhns (Rutland, VT 1971), page 124.


William FILLEY - Married Sep. 2, 1642, Windsor, CT.

Margaret - One suggestion is that Margaret's surname was COCKNEY.


Children of William and Margaret Filley

See Notable Cousins for line to: Philo FARNSWORTH
  1. Samuel - b. Sep. 24, 1643, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT; d. Jan. 4, 1711/2, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. Married Oct. 29, 1663, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT Anna GILLETT (b. Dec. 29, 1639, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT; d. Nov. 18, 1711), daughter of Jonathan GILLETT and Mary DOLBIAR. Children of Samuel and Anna FILLEY: Anna; Mary died young; Abigail died young; Samuel died young; Jonathan married Deborah LOOMIS; Samuel died young; Josiah married Esther EGGLESTON; John married Mary WILSON; Abigail; Samuel; and Mary.
  2. John - b. Dec. 15, 1645, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT; d. 1690, Suffield, Hartford Co., CT. Married Feb. 1, 1681 Abigail DIBBLE, daughter of Abraham DIBBLE and Lydia TEFFT. Abigail married second Thomas ELGAR. Daughter of John and Abigail FILLEY: Abigail married first Isaac PINNEY, and second Capt. Nathaniel PHELPS.
  3. Elizabeth - b. Mar. 4, 1649/50, Windsor, CT; d. Jun. 23, 1728, Windsor, CT.Married David WINCHELL.
  4. Mary - b. Aug. 3, 1651, Windsor, CT; d. Aug. 26, 1734, Windsor, CT. Married Apr. 5, 1666, Windsor, CT Joseph SKINNER (d. May 31, 1724, Windsor, CT), son of John SKINNER and Mary LOOMIS. Daughter of Mary and Joseph SKINNER: Mary married Nathaniel HARMON.
  5. Hannah - bap. Jul. 3, 1653, Windsor, CT; d. Aug. 28, 1729. Married Jan. 22, 1672/3, John HARMON (1646-1729).
  6. Margaret - b. about 1655; d. Mar. 15, 1712/3. Married Apr. 17, 1675 David LOMBARD (1650-1716).
  7. Abigail - b. Aug. 21, 1658, Windsor, CT; bap. Aug. 22, 1658, Windsor, CT.
  8. Deborah - b. Mar. 21 1660/1, Windsor, CT; bap. Nov. 24, 1661, Windsor, CT; d. 1701. Married Dec. 1, 1686 John SACKETT (b. Nov. 4, 1660; d. Dec. 20, 1745, Westfield, Hampden Co., MA), as his first wife. Children of Deborah and John SACKETT: Benjamin; John; Abigail; Daniel; and David.
  9. William - b. Mar. 7, 1665, Windsor, CT; bap. Nov. 12, 1665, Windsor, CT; d. 1707.



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Robert Winchell

Robert WINCHELL - b. England; d. Jan. 21, 1669, Windsor, CT. Emigrating to Dorchester, MA by 1634 (freeman 1635) with wife and eldest son, he removed about 1638 to Windsor, CT where he acquired about 50 acres of land. His wife, whose name is not known, died at Windsor CT on Jul. 10, 1655.


Children of Robert Winchell

  1. Nathaniel - b. before 1634, England; d. Mar. 8, 1699/1700, Windsor, CT. Married on Apr. 8, 1664 Sarah PORTER (b. 1646; bap. Jul. 24 or 29, 1653, Hartford, CT; d. Oct. 7, 1725, Windsor, CT), daughter of Dea. Thomas PORTER and Sarah HART. Children of Nathaniel and Sarah WINCHELL: Nathaniel married Mary GRAVES; Thomas married Sarah MOORE, who married second his 1st cousin Benjamin WINCHELL; Sarah; Stephen married Abigail MARSHFIELD; John married Martha ENO; and Mary married Samuel GIBBS.
  2. Jonathan - b. about 1635, Dorchester, MA; d. Mar. 5, 1715, Suffield, CT. Married first at Farmington, CT on May 16, 1666 Abigail BRUNSON (b. about 1644; bap. May 29, 1659; d. Mar. 27, 1710, Suffield, CT), daughter of Richard. Jonathan married second at Suffield, CT in Mar. 1713 Mary TOWSLEY (d. Feb. 10, 1729). Children of Jonathan and Abigail WINCHELL: Jonathan died in infancy; Jonathan married Mary HOVEY; Benjamin married Sarah MOORE, widow of his 1st cousin Thomas WINCHELL; and Abigail married John KENT.
  3. Phebe - bap. Mar. 29, 1638, Windsor, CT; d. 1662, Windsor, CT.
  4. Mary - bap. Sep. 5, 1641, Windsor, CT; d. after 1668, Windsor, CT.
  5. David - bap. Oct. 22, 1643, Windsor, CT; d. 1723-1724, Suffield, CT.
  6. Joseph - bap. Apr. 5, 1645, Windsor, CT; d. before 1668.
  7. Martha - bap. Jun. 18, 1648, Windsor, CT; d. Jul. 12, 1655, Windsor, CT.
  8. Benjamin - bap. Jul. 11, 1652, Windsor, CT; bur. Jun. 24, 1656, Windsor, CT.



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David and Elizabeth (Filley) Winchell

David WINCHELL - bap. Oct. 22, 1643, Windsor, CT; d. 1723-1724, Suffield, CT. Son of Robert WINCHELL. Moved to Suffield, CT about 1677, the last record of him at Windsor being a contribution for the relief of families due to King Philip's War in 1676. No evidence has been located to support the contention that David WINCHELL married Mary GRIFFIN as his second wife (see "David-2 Winchell (Robert-1) of Suffield, Conn.," by Mrs. Albert H. Chase in TAG 24:49-50 for the evidence showing that David's single marriage and Mary (GRIFFIN) WILSON HOSKINS two marriages). David married Nov. 18, 1669, Windsor, CT.

Elizabeth FILLEY - b. Mar. 4, 1649/50, Windsor, CT; d. Jun. 23, 1728, Windsor, CT. Daughter of William FILLEY and Margaret.


Children of David and Elizabeth Winchell

See Notable Cousins for line to: Philo FARNSWORTH
  1. Joseph - b. Sep. 13, 1670, Windsor, CT; bap. Sep. 18, 1670; d. Mar. 11, 1743, Suffield, CT. He was the only child of David's first marriage. He married at Suffield, CT on Jan. 2, 1700 Sarah TAYLOR. Children of Joseph and Sarah WINCHELL: Sarah married Daniel REMINGTON; Deborah married Samuel HARMON; Martha married John ADAMS; Mary died in infancy; Mary married James SMITH; Elizabeth married Elijah EASTON; and Joseph married the widow Ann DENSLOW.
  2. Christiana - b. Mar. 9, 1673, Windsor, CT; d. Jan. 10, 1762, East Granby, CT. Married Obadiah OWEN.
  3. Elizabeth - b. Dec. 7, 1675, Windsor, CT.
  4. Martha - b. about 1679, Suffield, CT; d. Sep. 8, 1722. Married at Windsor, CT on May 17, 1705 Benajah HOLCOMB (b. Apr. 16, 1668, Windsor, CT; d. Oct. 30, 1716, Windsor, CT), son of Benajah HOLCOMB and Sarah ENO. Children of Martha and Benajah HOLCOMB: Martha; Parnell; a daughter married Dudley WOODBRIDGE; Benajah; and Ann married first Joseph DENSLOW, and second Joseph WINCHELL.
  5. David - b. Mar. 19, 1682, Suffield, CT. Married first on Dec. 20, 1709 Anna ADAMS; and second on Oct. 27, 1720 Elizabeth HAMBLIN. Child of David and Anna: David married Mary TRYMBLE. Children of David and Elizabeth WINCHELL; Jedediah; Anna; Elizabeth; Daniel; Jonathan; Rachel; Isaac; John married Eusebiah KING; and Jacob married Asenah KING.
  6. Mary - b. Feb. 8, 1685, Suffield, CT. Married on Nov. 11, 1714 Joseph HOLCOMB (b. Nov. 7, 1686, Windsor, CT), son of Benajah HOLCOMB and Sarah ENO. Children of Mary and Joseph HOLCOMB: Joseph married Elizabeth; Mary; David died in infancy; and Martin alledgedly married Christiana WINCHELL (they named first son Martin, and first daughter Christiana).
  7. Jedediah - b. Mar. 13, 1688, Suffield, CT; d. 1690, Suffield, CT.
  8. Jedediah - b. Dec. 29, 1690, Suffield, CT; d. Suffield, CT. Married 1710 Thankful SMITH (b. May 13, 1692) of Suffield, daughter of Samuel SMITH and Joanna MCLATHLIN. Thankful was a first cousin to Ebenezer SMITH, who married Jedediah's niece Christiana OWEN.
  9. Samuel - b. Jun. 9, 1693, Suffield, CT. Married on Jan. 17, 1717 Hannah PARSONS (b. Dec. 13, 1701, East Windsor, CT). Children of Samuel and Hannah WINCHELL: Hannah (or Joanna) married Isaac VOSBURGH; Ruth; Samuel; Katurah; Eliakim married; Elizabeth; Mary; and Hezekiah.



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John and Rebecca (Wade) Owen

John OWEN - b. Dec. 25, 1624, Wales; d. Feb. 18 (or 1?), 1698/9, Windsor, CT. His gravestone by the Congregational Church in Windsor reads "John Owen aged 76 years dyed February ye 18th: 1698." However, Windsor town records indicate he was born Dec. 25, 1624, and died Feb. 1, 1698/9. John may have been at New Haven, CT in 1642, but was certainly at Windsor in 1650 when he purchased a lot 12 rods by 29 rods, and married. He signed a petition to establish Killingworth in 1663, was sexton of the meeting house in 1666, was paid for clapboarding for the meeting house in 1668, and contributed to the poor in 1676. One source reports he was the son of Richard OWEN and Johanna PITT. He married Oct. 3, 1650 at Windsor, CT.

Rebecca WADE - d. Dec. 3, 1711, Windsor, CT. Possibly the daughter of Henry WADE and granddaughter of Richard WADE (b. about 1579, Dorestshire, England; d. CT) and Elizabeth (b. about 1574, England). Another source indicates she was the daughter of Robert WADE, probably the brother of Henry. Robert WADE was living at Dorchester, MA in 1635, and moved to Hartford, CT in 1639, and to Norwich, CT in 1660. Robert divorced his wife Joane, then living in England, on Aug. 12, 1657 after a fifteen year separation.


Children of John and Rebecca Owen

See Notable Cousins for line to: John BROWN and Bill Gates
  1. Josiah - b. Sep. 8, 1651, Windsor, CT; d. Sep. 11, 1722, Windsor, CT. He removed to Simsbury by 1682, but returned to Windsor about 1697. He married first at Windsor, CT on Oct. 2, 1674 Mary OSBORN (b. Apr. 16, 1655; d. Aug. 6, 1689), daughter of John OSBORN and Ann OLDAGE. Josiah married second Sarah. Sarah, widow of Josiah, married at Simsbury, CT on Jan. 17, 1722/3 Nathaniel HOLCOMB, son of Thomas and Elizabeth. Children of Josiah and Mary OWEN: Josiah married Mary HOSFORD; Isaac; Mary married Enoch PHELPS; Abigail married Samuel CLARK; Esther probably died young; Elizabeth married first Samuel THRALL, and second Samuel CASE; and Lt. John married Hannah MARSHALL. Daughter of Josiah and Sarah: Rachel married Samuel PHELPS.
  2. John - b. Nov. 5, 1652, Windsor, CT. Died in infancy.
  3. John - b. Apr. 23, 1654, Windsor, CT; d. Jan 15, 1670, Windsor, CT.
  4. Nathaniel - b. Aug. (or Apr.?) 9, 1656, Windsor, CT. He married first at Windsor, CT on Jun. 14, 1694 Mary GAYLORD (d. Jan. 23, 1696), and second on Feb. 22, 1698 Sarah PALMER (b. Apr. 12, 1675; d. Apr. 25, 1731), daughter of Timothy PALMER and Hannah BUELL. Children of Nathaniel and Sarah OWEN: Hannah; Sarah married Nathaniel GILLETT; Nathaniel married Mary GRISWOLD; Anne probably died young; Abner died in infancy; and Anne (or Ami).
  5. Daniel - b. Mar. 28, 1658, Windsor, CT; d. Mar. 1, 1682/3, Windsor, CT. He married on Jan. 24, 1681 Mary BISSELL (b. Feb. 22, 1659), daughter of John BISSELL and Isabel MASON. Son of Daniel and Mary OWEN: Daniel did not marry.
  6. Joseph - b. Oct. 23, 1660, Windsor, CT; d. between 1735 and 1746, Lebanon, CT. In 1683 he settled at Simsbury, returned to Windsor in 1692, and moved to Lebanon in 1703. About 1683 he married Esther. Children of Joseph and Esther OWEN: Ann; Joseph married first Mary, and second Ruth; Moses married Hannah MANN; Joshua married Margaret WOODWORTH; Caleb married Elizabeth BREWSTER; and Aaron married Miriam WRIGHT.
  7. Mary - b. Dec. 5, 1662, Windsor, CT; d. 1750, Westfield, MA. She married at Windsor, CT on Oct. 3, 1681 Nathaniel WILLIAMS (b. Oct. 25, 1647, Windsor, CT; d. 1711, Westfield, MA), son of John WILLIAMS and Mary BURKLY. Children of Mary and Nathaniel WILLIAMS: Mary; Abiel; Rebecca; Elizabeth; John; Nathaniel; Abigail; Hannah; Zebedee; John; Keziah; Naomi; and Orpha.
  8. Benjamin - b. Sep. 20, 1664, Windsor, CT; d. May 26, 1665, Windsor, CT.
  9. Rebecca - b. Mar. 28, 1666, Windsor, CT; d. 1700, Windsor, CT. She married on Jun. 30, 1692, Windsor, CT Nathan GILLETT (b. Aug. 17, 1655; d. Jan. 30, 1757), son of Nathan. Children of Rebecca and Nathan GILLETT: Isaac married Elizabeth GRISWOLD; Dinah married Josiah HIGLEY; and two other children.
  10. Obadiah - b. Dec. 12, 1667, Windsor, CT; d. Oct. 11, 1751, Windsor, CT.
  11. Isaac - b. May 27, 1670, Windsor, CT; d. Jun. 13, 1736, Simsbury, CT. He married on Dec. 20, 1694 Sarah HOLCOMB (b. Feb. 1, 1673; d. Jan. 22, 1763), daughter of Benajah HOLCOMB and Sarah ENO. Children of Isaac and Sarah OWEN: Sarah married Ephraim PHELPS, Jr.; Eunice; Deborah married James ENO IV; Rebecca possibly married Matthew COPLEY, Jr.; Ann(a) married David HIGLEY, son of Brewster HIGLEY and Esther HOLCOMB; Ens. Isaac married Mary ELLSWORTH; and Elijah married Hannah HIGLEY, daughter of Brewster HIGLEY and Esther HOLCOMB (Elijah and Hannah's daughter Hannah married Capt. John BROWN and became grandmother of John BROWN of Harpers Ferry fame).



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Obadiah and Christiana (Winchell) Owen

Obadiah OWEN - b. Dec. 12, 1667, Windsor, CT; d. Oct. 11, 1751, Windsor, CT. Son of John OWEN and Rebecca WADE. His name appears in several land transactions in 1695 and 1697 at Windsor; he received 11 shillings bounty for service against Canada in 1709; he was exempted from paying poll tax in 1735 due to disease in his legs. Obadiah married Sep. 21, 1693 at Windsor, CT.

Christina WINCHELL - b. Mar. 9, 1673, Windsor, CT; d. Jan. 10, 1762, East Granby, CT. Daughter of David WINCHELL and Elizabeth FILLEY.


Children of Obadiah and Christina Owen

  1. Obadiah - b. Jul. 8, 1694, Windsor, CT; d. Jul. 18, 1694, Windsor, CT.
  2. Eunice - b. Aug. 8, 1696, Windsor, CT; d. Feb. 23, 1732, Windsor, CT. Married about 1731 Benjamin MOORE (b. Dec. 5, 1693), son of Andrew MOORE and Sarah PHELPS. Son of Eunice and Benjamin MOORE: Simeon married Hannah BARBER.
  3. Martha - b. Aug. 31, 1698, Windsor, CT; d. May 20, 1780; bur. East Granby, CT. Married May 21, 1720 Amos MOORE (b. Oct. 19, 1698; d. Feb. 20, 1785/6), son of Andrew MOORE and Sarah PHELPS. Children of Martha and Amos MOORE: Amos; Martha married Benoni VIETS; Sibyl died in infancy; Obadiah married Abigail; Rachel married David CLARK; Jonah married Mary RIDEOUT; Micah married Mary (CLARK) PHELPS; Nahum married Catherine WHITE; Sibyl married Zebulon MOSES; and Joel married Martha SPRING.
  4. Jemima - b. Nov. 18, 1700, Windsor, CT. Birth date also reported as Apr. 13, 1707. She married before 1727 Lt. Thomas WINCHELL (b. Apr. 2, 1700), son of Stephen WINCHELL and Abigail MARSHFIELD. They resided at Turkey Hills (Granby), CT. Children of Jemima and Thomas WINCHELL: Thomas married Mary OWEN, daughter of Isaac and Mary (ELLSWORTH) OWEN; Lt. Elisha married Mary THRALL; Jehiel; and Abigail died young.
  5. Christiana - b. Jan. 10, 1703, Windsor. CT. <Note: Date of birth given as shown by Savage; as Jan. 10, 1702 by Stiles; as Jul. 10, 1702 by NEHGR; as Jan. 8, 1705 by Owen.> Married Ebenezer SMITH.
  6. Obadiah - b. Jan. 8, 1705, Windsor, CT; d. Dec. 11, 1728.
  7. Samuel - b. Aug. 3, 1707, Windsor, CT; d. Jan. 16, 1787, East Granby, CT. Deacon of East Granby Church. Married first at Windsor, CT on Nov. 19, 1730 Margaret GRISWOLD (b. Oct. 20, 1710; d. Feb. 7, 1783, Windsor, CT), daughter of Francis GRISWOLD and Abigail COLTON. Samuel married second at Windsor, CT on Feb. 26, 1783 Mary (TYLER) TAYLOR. Children of Samuel and Margaret OWEN: Margaret died young; Samuel married Rachel STILES; Margaret married Barnabas MEACHAM; and Seth married Jemima MURPHY.
  8. Tabitha - b. Feb. 6, 1709/10, Windsor, CT; d. Jun. 7, 1714.
  9. Jedediah - b. May 22, 1712, Windsor, CT; d. Jun. 7, 1714.
  10. Jedediah - b. Apr. 21, 1715, Windsor, CT. Married Oct. 4, 1735 Ruth PHELPS (b. Oct. 21, 1715, Windsor, CT), daughter of Josiah PHELPS and Sarah WINCHELL. Children of Jedediah and Ruth OWEN: Obadiah married Mary HART; Daniel married Martha HART; Tabitha; and Christian (or Christiana).

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