From the files of Stephen M. Lawson

Chapin Ancestry in England Thomas Marshfield and Mercy Samuel Chapin and Cicely Penny Samuel Marshfield and Catherine Chapin George Colton and Deborah Gardner Esther Marshfield and Epraim Colton John Smith and Esther Colton Ephraim Smith and Mary Preston Simeon Smith and Eliza Wheeler Tamma Smith and Allen Merrill Elizabeth Merrill and Elijah Mason Morey William Clemeth Morey and Melvina E. Andrews Minnie Elsie Morey and Aretus Erastus Freeman Iva Melvina Freeman and Donald VanHoosier Lawson Stephen Martin Lawson

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Chapin Ancestry in England

Roger and Urdde Chapin

Roger CHAPIN - b. before 1540, Totnes, Devonshire; d. Dec. 9, 1590, Constantine, Falmouth, Cornwall.

Urdde - b. about 1540, England; d. after Sep. 1590.

  1. Margery - d. Oct. 31, 1569.
  2. Johan - bap. Jun 30, 1560.
  3. John - bap. Sep. 27, 1566, Totnes, Devonshire; bur. Jun. 3, 1600, Paignton, Devonshire.
  4. Margett - bap. Feb. 10, 1570/1, Totnes, Devonshire.
  5. Luke - bap. May 8, 1576, Totnes, Devonshire; d. Sep. 9, 1590, Totnes, Devonshire. Luke died of the plague.

John and Phillipa (Easton) Chapin

John CHAPIN - bap. Sep. 27, 1566, Totnes, Devonshire, England; bur. Jun. 3, 1600, Paignton, Devonshire, England. Believed to be the son of Roger CHAPIN (b. before 1540), and brother of Johan, Margery, Margaret, and Luke, all baptized at Totnes, Devenoshire. Married Sep. 14, 1590, Paignton, Devonshire, England.

Phillipa EASTON - b. about 1569, Paignton, Devonshire; d. Jan. 20, 1614/5, Paignton, Devonshire. She married second George STONE on Jan. 20, 1600/1, at Paignton, Devonshire. George's will, dated Jan. 20, 1614/5 and proved Jan. 1, 1616/7, names step-children Joane, Samuel and Thomas. Daughter of Henry EASTON and Joan CLIFFE.

  1. Joane - bap. Jun. 26, 1591, Church of St. John the Baptist, Paignton, Devonshire. Married on Jul. 9, 1611 in Paignton, Devonshire to James NARRACOT. Son: John.
  2. Phillipe - bap. Jan. 6, 1593/4, Church of St. John the Baptist, Paignton, Devonshire.
  3. Thomas - bap. Mar. 8, 1597, Church of St. John the Baptist, Paignton, Devonshire; d. May 27, 1626, Paignton, Devonshire. Married Bridgett HANNAFORD in 1620. Children: Phillipe; John; Samuel; and Thomas.
  4. Samuel - bap. Oct. 8, 1598, Church of St. John the Baptist, Paignton, Devonshire; d. Nov. 11, 1675, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA.
  5. Margaret - bap. Nov. 15, 1600, Church of St. John the Baptist, Paignton, Devonshire, England; bur. there December 11, 1600.

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Thomas and Mercy Marshfield

Thomas MARSHFIELD - b.about 1600-1605, England; d. 1642-1649. He lived at Exeter, Devonshire, England in 1633, and at Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA in 1635. With a corrected reading of Winthrop's Journal [ref. TAG 74:225], Thomas is identified as arriving from Barnstable, Devonshire aborad the 'Regard' in 1634. The revised entry for Nov. 13, 1634 is:

   "The Regard, a ship of Barnstable, of about two hundred tons, arrived with twenty passengers and about fifty cattle.
   "One thing I think fit to observe, as a witness of God's providence for this plantation. There came in this ship one Marisfeild, a poor godly man of Exeter, being very desirous to come to us, but not able to transport his family. There was in the city a rich merchant, one Marshall, who being troubled in his dreams about the said poor man, could not be quiet till he had sent for him and given him £50, and lent him £100, willing him withal, that, if he wanted, he should send to him for more. This Marsfeild grew suddenly rich, and then lost his godliness, and his wealth soon after."

Thomas settled at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT by 1637, and was living there in 1642 when he sold some of his land. On Oct. 14, 1642, Thomas was relieved of his entire estate to pay debts incurred, probably from a shipping venture begun in 1640 with Henry WOLCOTT, Samuel WAKEMAN and the WYLLYS family [TAG 74:127]. In late 1642, he is said to have "withdrawn" from Windsor, and may have died then. No further record is found and Savage states 'Perhaps he was lost at sea.'

Mercy - bur. Sep. 30, 1654, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. Her given name appears in her death record according to the research of Douglas RICHARDSON (The American Genealogist, Vol. 67, No. 1, pp. 11-15). In 1649, as the 'widow Marshfield,' she resided at Springfield, MA, being previously from Windsor, CT, and having three children - including one married daughter. She was accused of being a witch, and brought court action against Mary PARSONS for making a false accusation. Mary was sentenced to be whipped, and to pay £3 to Goody MARSHFIELD "for and towards the reparation of her good name."

Children of Thomas and Mercy Marshfield

  1. Mercy - d. Jul. 4, 1704, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. Married by May 1649, probably at Windsor, CT, to John DUMBLETON (b. about 1620, England; d. Jul. 27, 1702, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA). John arrived at Hartford, CT and served William WHITING there and at Windsor, CT until his service expired in 1645. He was a Selectman at Springfield 16 times between 1655 and 1691, and also served in various other public capacities. The will of John DUMBLETON was dated Aug. 16, 1693 and proved Aug. 20, 1702, naming his son Nathaniel, daughters Lydia, Hannah and Rebecca, and granddaughter Marah (apparently the daughter of John, Jr., deceased). Children of Mercy and John DUMBLETON: Mary married Joseph BEDORTHA (son of Reice BEDORTHA and Blanche LEWIS); John married Lydia LEONARD (daughter of John LEONARD and Sarah HEALD, who married second Joseph BEDORTHA, son of Reice BEDORTHA and Blanche LEWIS, the widower of both John's sister Mary and his first cousin Hannah MARSHFIELD); Mercy married Samuel BEDORTHA (son of Reice BEDORTHA and Blanche LEWIS); Sarah married first Josiah LEONARD (son of John LEONARD and Sarah HEALD), and second Thomas ROOT; Samuel died as infant; Samuel died young; Lydia married first Jonathan BURT, and second Daniel COOLEY; and Nathaniel married Hannah ALLEN.
  2. Samuel - b. 1625-8, England; d. May 8, 1692, Springfield, MA.
  3. Sarah - bap. Aug. 25, 1633, St. Mary Arches, Exeter, Devonshire, England; d. Mar. 9, 1709, Springfield, MA. Married first Oct. 12 (or Dec. 8?), 1649, Springfield, MA Thomas MILLER (b. about 1624; d. Oct. 5, 1675, Springfield, MA), brother of Obadiah MILLER, who married Joanna. Thomas was killed by the Indians at the burning of Springfield. Sarah married second Jan. 17, 1684 Edward FOSTER (perhaps bap. Jun. 22, 1637, Chipping Barnet, Hertfordshire, England, the son of Edward and Dionis FOSTER; d. Feb. 22, 1719/20). Edward had first been married to Hester BLISS, daughter of Thomas and Margaret (HULINGS) BLISS. Thomas MILLER, son of Sarah and Thomas, refers to "My Uncle Marshfield" in his will.
  4. Priscilla - d. Oct. 20, 1639, Windsor, CT. Probable daughter.

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The Chapin family in America

Samuel and Cicely (Penny) Chapin

Samuel CHAPIN - bap. Oct. 8, 1598, Church of St. John the Baptist, Paignton, Devonshire, England.; d. Nov. 11, 1675, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. Son of John CHAPIN and Pillipa EASTON. Member of Rev. John ELIOT's First Church of Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MA. Removed to Springfield, where he was admitted freeman on Jun. 2, 1641 and was a Deacon, constable, selectman, and commissioner. The statue of The Puritan by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in Springfield memorializes Deacon Samuel Chapin. His will was dated Mar. 4, 1674 and proved Mar. 24, 1676, naming wife, son Henry and grandson Thomas GILBERT. Married in England on Feb. 9, 1623/4.

Cicely PENNY - bap. Feb. 21, 1601/2, Paignton, Devon, England; d. Feb. 8, 1682/3, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. Springfield Records record her place in the Meeting House: "Goodwife Chapin is to sitt in the Seate alonge with Mrs Glover [minister's wife] and Mrs Hollyock." Daughter of Henry PENNY (will dated Apr. 6, 1630; inventory dated May 18, 1630) and Jane. Henry, a baker, was also father of Allen, Katherine, Joane BARTER, Ellinor, Alice, and Susan.

Children of Samuel and Cicely Chapin

See Notable Cousins for line to: Richard Bedford BENNETT, John BROWN, Stephen Grover CLEVELAND, Charles CURTIS, Dorothy GISH, Lilliam GISH, Dr. Brewster HIGLEY, John Pierpont MORGAN, Harriet Elizabeth BEECHER STOWE, and William Howard TAFT.
  1. David - b. Jan. 4, 1624/5, Paignton, Devon, England; d. Aug. 16, 1672, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA. Mentioned in Grandfather PENNY's will. Married 1654, 6th Mo., 29th Lydia CRUMP of Boston, Suffolk Co., MA. Children of David and Lydia CHAPIN: Children of David and Lydia CHAPIN: Lydia; Caleb married Sarah; Sarah; Hannah; Ebenezer married first Elizabeth ADAMS, and second his first cousin Sarah GILBERT; Johnathan married Elizabeth BURT; Union; and Ruth.
  2. Catharine - bap. 1626, Berry Pomeroy, England. Catharine was first married on Nov. 20, 1646 to Nathaniel BLISS (bur. Nov. 11, 1654, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA), son of Thomas BLISS and Margaret LAWRENCE. The sister (or half-sister) of Nathaniel BLISS was Mary (BLISS) PARSONS, who was tried and acquitted for witchcraft in Springfield in 1651. Catharine was married second on Jun. 30 or Jul. 1, 1655 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT to Thomas GILBERT (bap. Feb. 16, 1611/2, Yardley, Worcester, England; d. Jun. 5, 1662, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA), son of Thomas GILBERT and Elizabeth BENNETT. Catherine was the third wife of Thomas GILBERT, who was first married Sep. 17, 1639 in All Saints, Bromwich, Staffordshire, England to Mary JAMES (bap. Dec. 12, 1641, Yardley, Worcester, England), and second married Lydia. Lydia GILBERT was executed for witchcraft at Springfield, MA shortly after Nov. 28, 1654. Catherine married third Samuel MARSHFIELD. Children of Catherine and Nathaniel BLISS: Samuel married Sarah STEBBINS; Margaret married Nathaniel FOOTE (son of Nathaniel FOOTE and Elizabeth SMITH); Mary married Nathaniel HOLCOMB (son of Thomas HOLCOMB and Elizabeth); and Nathaniel married Deborah COLTON (daughter of George COLTON and Deborah GARDNER). Children of Catherine and Thomas GILBERT: Sarah married first Samuel FIELD, and second her first cousin Ebenezer CHAPIN; John married first Hannah BLAKEMAN, and second Hannah CANFIELD; Thomas married first Anna BANCROFT, and second Abilene MARSHFIELD (daughter of Samuel MARSHFIELD and Hester WRIGHT); and Henry married Elizabeth BELDING. Refer to the MARSHFIELD family for Catherine's children by her third marriage.
  3. Sarah - bap. Oct. 1628, Berry Pomeroy, England; d. Aug. 5, 1684. Mentioned in Grandfather PENNY's will. Emigrated to New England. Married Apr. 14, 1647 Rowland THOMAS (b. Eng.; d. Feb. 21, 1698, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA). Children of Sarah and Rowland THOMAS: Joseph died in infancy; Samuel died in infancy; Mary died in infancy; Joseph married Mary; Benjamin married Anna BELDING; Josiah died in infancy; Josiah died in infancy; Samuel never married; a child died in infancy; Sarah married James WARRINER, Jr.; Mary died in infancy; and Mercy married Joh BAGG.
  4. Samuel - bap. Jan 1630/1, Berry Pomeroy, England; bur. Jul. 10, 1634, Berry Pomeroy, England.
  5. Henry - bap. Jan. 25, 1630/1, Berry Pomery, England; d. Aug. 15, 1718. Emigrated to New England and settled in Chicopee Parish, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. Married on Dec. 15, 1664 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA to Bethia COOLEY (b. 1644; d. Dec. 9, 1711), daughter of Benjamin COOLEY and Sarah. Children of Henry and Bethia CHAPIN: Henry died in infancy; Mary married Benjamin WRIGHT; Sarah did not marry; Bethiah; Henry married Mary GARNZEY, and Esther BLISS; and Benjamin married Hannah COLTON (daughter of Isaac COLTON and Mary COOPER).
  6. John - bap. Jan. 16, 1632/3, Totnes, Devon, England. Died young.
  7. Honor - bap. May 8, 1636, Berry Pomeroy, England. Probably died in England. A daughter.
  8. Josiah - bap. Oct. 29, 1637, Berry Pomeroy, England; d. Sep. 10, 1726. Married first on Nov. 30, 1658 Mary KING (b. Jun. 15, 1639, Weymouth, Norfolk Co., MA; d. May 30, 1676, Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA), daughter of John. Josiah married second on Sep. 26, 1676 Lydia (BROWN?) PRATT (b. Nov. 1658; d. Oct 18, 1711), widow of Thomas PRATT. He married third Mehitabel METCALF. Children of Josiah and Mary CHAPIN: Samuel married Mary HOBART; John; Mary married Joseph ADAMS, Jr.; Deborah died young; Joseph; Shem died as infant; Seth married second Bethiah THURSTON; Joseph; Henry died as infant; Ephraim married Margaret TORREY; and Deborah married Samuel READ. Children of Josiah and Lydia CHAPIN: Lydia married Daniel TAFT as his second wife; Sarah married Ebenezer READ; David; and Hannah married John HOLBROOK.
  9. Japhet - bap. Oct. 15, 1642, Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MA; d. Feb. 20, 1711/2. He was selectman for Springfield eight times, and was in the 1676 Turner Falls battle in King Philip's War. Married first on Jul. 22, 1664 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT to Abelenah COOLEY (b. 1643; d. Nov. 17, 1710), daughter of Samuel, and he was married second on May 31, 1711 to Dorothy ROOT of Enfield. Children of Japhet and Abelenah CHAPIN: Samuel married Hannah SHELDON; Sarah married Nathanial MUNN; Thomas married Sarah WRIGHT; John married Sarah BRIDGMAN; Ebenezer married Ruth JANES; Hannah died in infancy; Hannah married John SHELDON; David married first Sarah STEBBINS, and second Mindwell ALLEN; Jonathan died in infancy; Jonathan married Elizabeth BURT; and possibly Daniel.
  10. Hannah - b. Dec. 2, 1644, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. Married Sep. 27, 1666, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA, John HITCHCOCK, son of Luke HITCHCOCK and Elizabeth GIBBONS. Refer to the HITCHCOCK family for additional data and children.

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Samuel and Catharine (Chapin) Marshfield

Samuel MARSHFIELD - b. 1625-8, England; d. May 8, 1692, Springfield, MA. Son of Thomas MARSHFIELD and Mercy. A tailor, he was at Springfield, MA by 1648. Selectman for 13 years; deputy 1680, 1683 and 1684. Married first Feb. 13, 1651/2 Esther WRIGHT (d. Apr. 3, 1664), daughter of Dea. Samuel WRIGHT and Margaret of Springfield, MA; and second Dec. 28, 1664, probably at Springfield, MA.

Catharine CHAPIN - bap. 1626, Bery Pomeroy, England; d. Feb. 4, 1712. Daughter of Samuel CHAPIN and Cicely PENNY, and widow of first Nathaniel BLISS, and second Thomas GILBERT. Refer to the CHAPIN family for children of Catherine by her first two marriages.

Children of Samuel and Esther Marshfield

See Notable Cousins for line to: Franklin Delano ROOSEVELT
  1. Mercy - b. May 10, 1653, Springfield, MA. Died young.
  2. Thomas - b. Aug. 6, 1654, Springfield, MA; d. Jun. 21, 1673.
  3. Sarah - b. Feb. 2, 1656, Springfield, MA. Married 1676 William HOLTON, Jr., son of Dea. William and Mary. Children of Sarah and William HOLTON: Mary married Ebenezer STRONG, Jr. and became ancestor of President Franklin ROOSEVELT; others.
  4. Samuel - b. Mar. 25, 1659, Springfield, MA; d. Mar. 1, 1674.
  5. Hannah - b. Jul. 20, 1661, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA; d. 1711. Married, as his third wife, Joseph BEDORTHA (b. 1649), son of Reice BEDORTHA and Blanche LEWIS. Joseph BEDORTHA married first on Jun 30, 1671 in Springfield to Mary DUMBLETON (d. 1676), and second on Oct. 2, 1678 in Springfield, MA to Lydia (LEONARD) DUMBLETON (b. 1650; d. 1683). Lydia was the widow of John DUMBLETON, first cousin of Hannah.
  6. Abilene - b. Apr. 2, 1664, Springfield, MA. Married Thomas GILBERT.

Children of Samuel and Catharine Marshfield

See Notable Cousins for line to: Harriet Elizabeth BEECHER STOWE and Noah WEBSTER
  1. Josiah - b. Sep. 29, 1665, Springfield, MA. Married Sep. 22, 1686 Rachel GILBERT (b. 1662), daughter of Jonathan GILBERT and Mary WELLES. Children of Josiah and Rachel MARSHFIELD: Six born at Springfield, MA, including Catharine who married Eliphalet STEELE (they became grandparents of lexicographer Noah WEBSTER); and a son born at Hartford, CT.
  2. Esther - b. Sep. 6, 1667, Springfield, MA; d. Jan. 20, 1714, Enfield, CT. Married Ephraim COLTON.
  3. A child - b. Nov. 17, 1669.
  4. Margaret - b. Dec. 3, 1670, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA; d. Jun. 12, 1758. Married Ebenezer PARSONS.

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George and Deborah (Gardner) Colton

George COLTON - b. Sutton Coldfield, Wiltshire, England; d. Dec. 17, 1699, Longmeadow, Hampden Co., MA. His will was dated Apr. 2, 1699 and proved Jan. 11, 1700. Supposedly came from Sutton Coldfield, England. Settled first at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, then by 1646 at Springfield (Longmeadow), Hampden Co., MA. Freeman 1665; grantee of Suffield 1670; quartermaster 1669. Married first by 1646, probably at Windsor or Hartford, Hartford Co., CT; and second Mar. 1, 1692 Lydia WRIGHT (d. Feb. 18, 1699, Longmeadow, Hampden Co., MA), daughter of Dea. Samuel WRIGHT, and widow of Lawrence BLISS, John NORTON, and John LAMB.

Deborah GARDNER - d. Sep. 5, 1689, Longmeadow, MA. She lived at Hartford, CT at time of marriage.

Children of George and Deborah Colton

See Notable Cousins for line to: Lucille Ball
  1. Isaac - b. Nov. 21, 1646, Springfield, MA; d. Sep. 3, 1700, Springfield, MA. Married Jun. 30, 1670 Mary COOPER (b. Nov. 15, 1651; d. Aug. 29, 1742), daughter of Thomas. Mary married second Oct. 18, 1701 Edward STEBBINS (b. Apr. 14, 1656, Springfield, MA; d. Oct. 1, 1712, Springfield, MA). Children of Isaac and Mary COLTON : Mary married Ebenezer GRAVES; Sarah died young; Capt. George married Mary HITCHCOCK (daughter of Luke HITCHCOCK and Sarah BURT); Rebecca married first Joseph STEBBINS, and second Capt. John MERRICK; Deborah married David MORGAN; a child died in infancy; Hannah married Benjamin CHAPIN; Joseph married Abilene CHAPIN (daughter of Samuel CHAPIN and Hannah SHELDON); and Benjamin married Elizabeth PYNCHON.
  2. Ephraim - b. Apr. 9, 1648, Springfield, MA; d. May 14, 1713.
  3. Mary (or Mercy) - b. Sep. 22, 1649, Springfield, MA; d. Mar. 4 or 5, 1709, Hadley, MA. Married Oct. 30 or Nov. 5, 1678 Capt. Samuel BARNARD (d. Oct. 17, 1728, Hadley, MA), son of Francis BARNARD and Hannah MERRILL. Children of Mary and Samuel BARNARD: Mary married Moses COOK; Hannah married John MARSH; Samuel did not marry; John; and Sarah.
  4. Thomas - b. May 1, 1651, Springfield, MA; d. Sep. 30, 1728. Married first Sep. 11, 1677 Sarah GRISWOLD (d. Sep. 12, 1690), of Lime, CT; and second Dec. 17, 1691 Hannah BLISS (d. Nov. 6, 1737), daughter of Lawrence. Children of Thomas and Sarah COLTON: Sarah married Samuel KEEP; Anna married Samuel PORTER; Thomas married Johanna WARRINER; Benjamin died in infancy; Elizabeth married first Joseph KELLOGG, and second Joseph BILLING; Matthew died in infancy; and a child stillborn. Children of Thomas and Hannah COLTON: Hepzibah married Capt. Samuel CHANDLER; William married first Mary MERRICK, and second Mercy COLTON; Ebenezer married Deborah CHANDLER; Joseph died in infancy; Isaac married Esther MARSHFIELD; Hannah married Nathaniel MUN; Dinah died in infancy; and Abner died in infancy.
  5. Sarah - b. Feb. 24, 1652/3, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA; d. Jul. 11, 1689. Married Oct. 30, 1678 Samuel GRAVES (b. Oct. 1, 1655, Hatfield, Hampshire Co., MA; d. Feb. 8, 1692), son of Isaac GRAVES and Mary CHURCH. Samuel married second Deliverance. Children of Sarah and Samuel GRAVES: Rebecca, Samuel; Joseph; and Sarah.
  6. Deborah - b. Jan. 25, 1654, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA; d. Nov. 26, 1733. Married Dec. 28, 1676 Nathaniel BLISS, Jr. (d. Dec. 23, 1736). Adopted son of Deborah and Nathaniel BLISS: Joshua FIELD, son of Samuel and Sarah FIELD.
  7. Hepzibah - b. Jan. 7, 1656, Springfield, MA; d. Aug. 27, 1697. Married Dec. 13, 1681 Capt. Jonathan WELLS (b. about 1658; d. Jan. 3, 1739), son of Thomas and Mary. Jonathan married second Sep. 23, 1698 Sarah STRONG, daughter of Elder John STRONG, and widow of Joseph BARNARD; and third Lucy. Son of Hepzibah and Jonathan WELLS: Jonathan married Mary. Son of Sarah and Jonathan WELLS: David died in infancy.
  8. John - b. Apr. 8, 1659, Springfield, MA; d. Feb. 3, 1727. Married first Feb. 19, 1684 Abigail PARSONS (b. Jan. 6, 1663; d. Jun. 27, 1689), daughter of Joseph PARSONS; and second Sep. 2, 1690 Joanna WOLCOTT (b. Sep. 6, 1692), daughter of Simon and sister of Gov. Roger WOLCOTT. Children of John and Abigail COLTON: Abigail married Francis GRISWOLD; and Mary died in infancy. Children of John and Joanna COLTON: Sarah married Benjamin SMITH, Jr.; Martha married Luke HITCHCOCK; Joanna married Jonathan COOLEY; John married Mercy STEBBINS; Mary married Samuel KEEP; George died in infancy; Eunice married first John ELY, second Roger WOLCOTT, and third Capt. Joel WHITE; Simon died in infancy; Roger; and Simon married first Abigail BURT, and second Rebecca HALE.
  9. Benjamin - b. May 26, 1661, Springfield, MA. Died young.

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Ephraim and Esther (Marshfield) Colton

Ephraim COLTON - b. Apr. 9, 1648, Springfield, MA; d. May 14, 1713, Enfield, CT. Son of George COLTON and Deborah GARDNER. Married first Nov. 17, 1670 Mary DRAKE (b. Dec. 12, 1649; d. Oct. 19, 1681), daughter of Job DRAKE and Mary WOLCOTT; and second Mar. 26, 1685.

Esther MARSHFIELD - b. Sep. 6, 1667; d. Jan. 20, 1714, Enfield, CT. Daughter of Samuel MARSHFIELD and Catharine CHAPIN.

Children of Ephraim and Mary Colton

  1. Ephraim - b. Feb. 8, 1672, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA; d. Sep. 22, 1753. Lt. Ephraim married Dec. 29, 1699 Mary NOBLE (b. Jun. 29, 1680). Children of Ephraim and Mary COLTON: Mary did not marry; Ephraim married; Deborah married Joseph HOAR; Jerusha married David BURT; twin sons died in infancy; Dammerus did not marry; Job; Samuel married; and Hannah married Stephen KEEP.
  2. Josiah - b. Oct. 7, 1674, Springfield, MA. Died young.
  3. Job - b. May 11, 1677, Springfield, MA. "Went off and never returned."
  4. Samuel - b. Jan. 17, 1679, Springfield, MA; d. Mar. 13, 1744. Settled at New Castle, NH. Married Mar. 16, 1707 Margaret BLISS (d. Jan. 19, 1736), daughter of Samuel and Mary. Children of Samuel and Margaret COLTON: Margaret married Capt. Joseph FROST; Samuel married.

Children of Ephraim and Esther Colton

  1. Josiah - b. Dec. 30, 1685, Springfield, MA. Settled in Enfield, Hartford Co., CT. Married Jan. 6, 1708/9 Margaret PEASE (b. Jan. 24, 1682/3, Enfield, Hartford Co., CT; d. 1775), daughter of John PEASE and Margaret ADAMS, and granddaughter of John PEASE and Mary GOODALE. Children of Josiah and Margaret COLTON: Josiah; Job died young; Esther married Obadiah HULBARD; Margaret married David PHELPS; Abiel married Col. John BLISS; Anne married John PARSONS; and Hannah married Joseph GLEASON.
  2. Esther - b. Oct. 23, 1687, Springfield, MA; d. about 1771. Married John SMITH.
  3. Benjamin - b. Springfield, MA; d. Mar. 1, 1759, West Hartford, CT. Graduate of Yale 1710, and minister at West Hartford, CT. Married first Dec. 3, 1713 Ruth TAYLOR (b. 1693; d. May 30, 1725), daughter of Rev. Edward TAYLOR and Ruth HAYNES; and second Elizabeth PITKIN (b. Aug. 18, 1689, Hartford, CT; d. Oct. 11, 1760, West Hartford, CT), daughter of William PITKIN and Elizabeth STANLEY. Children of Benjamin and Ruth COLTON: Eli married Eunice SMITH; Ruth married Timothy SKINNER; Theodosia married Rev. Adonijah BIDWELL; and Benjamin married Anne WHITING. Children of Benjamin and Elizabeth COLTON: Lucina; Elizabeth married Rev. Josiah STEELE; Abijah married Mary GAYLORD; Esther married Daniel ALLING; and George married first Rhoda ELY, and second Martha (ALVORD) STRONG.
  4. Sarah - b. Mar. 12, 1692, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA; d. Jan. 14, 1780. Married Jan. 29, 1719 to Ebenezer BLISS (d. Aug. 29, 1784), son of Samuel BLISS and Sarah. Children of Sarah and Ebenezer BLISS: Catherine did not marry; Esther married Daniel CHANDLER; Ebenezer died as infant; Ebenezer; Josiah married Sarah FROST; Isaac married Hannah HUBBARD; Sarah died as infant; Ruth married Samuel WARRINER; Samuel married Abigail (RUMRILL) WELD; and Sarah married John RUMRILL.
  5. Daniel - b. Jul. 27, 1694, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA; d. Sep 6, 1751, Guilford, CT. Settled at Guilford, New Haven Co., CT. Married Oct. 18, 1727, East Guilford, New Haven Co., CT to Anna MUNGER (b. Feb. 1, 1703, East Guilford, New Haven Co., CT; d. Oct. 17, 1751, Guilford, New Haven Co., CT), daughter of Samuel MUNGER and Sarah HAND. Children of Daniel and Anna COLTON: Anna died young; Zenas married Elizabeth; Hepzibah; Anna; Rebecca; and Daniel.
  6. Deborah - b. Apr. 22, 1697, Enfield, CT; d. there Jun. 12, 1697.
  7. Isaac - b. Jul. 30, 1698, Enfield, Hartford Co., CT; d. Mar. 6, 1773, Wilbraham, MA. Married Jun. 1, 1722 Mary BURT (d. Aug. 3, 1773), daughter of Dea. Nathaniel and Mary. Children of Isaac and Mary COLTON: Mary married Timothy JONES; Moses married Hannah HITCHCOCK; Mercy married Henry CHANDLER; Esther married James MERRICK; Isaac married Hannah BURT; Sarah; Abigail married Samuel KILBORN; and Stephen married Abigail STEBBINS.
  8. Margaret - b. May 9, 1701, Enfield, Hartford Co., CT. Married Feb. 2, 1727 Maj. Daniel BURT (b. Jun. 5, 1703; d. Feb. 22, 1771), and settled at Brimfield, MA. Children of Margaret and Daniel BURT: Margaret married Abner COLTON; Daniel; Lucy; and Mary.
  9. Nathaniel - b. Aug. 22, 1703, Enfield, Hartford Co., CT. Married Sarah MILES. Settled at Killingly, Windham Co., CT, and later moved to Cape Breton. Children of Nathaniel and Sarah COLTON: Rhoda; Abigail; Job; Ruth; Deborah; Alice; and Tryforce.
  10. Thomas - b. Aug. 3, 1705, Enfield, CT; d. Jun. 27, 1724. Killed by Indians.
  11. Noah - b. Dec. 19, 1707, Enfield, Hartford Co., CT; d. Greenwich, MA. Married Mary SCOTT. Children of Noah and Mary COLTON: Mary; Margaret; Noah; Daniel; Thomas; Moses married Dorcas WINSLOW; and Aaron.
  12. Mary - b. Dec. 19, 1707, Enfield, Hartford Co., CT. A twin to Noah, she probably died as an infant.
  13. Mary Ann - b. Aug. 11, 1710, Enfield, Hartford Co., CT. Married Dec. 4, 1729, Philip PARSONS of Enfield, CT. After the children were born at Enfield, CT, the family moved to Granville, MA. Children of Mary Ann and Philip PARSONS: Abner; Mary; Lucy; Anna died young; and Thomas died young.
  14. Abiel - b. Jan. 13, 1714, Enfield, CT; d. May 9, 1714.

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