HITCHCOCK

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Hitchcock and Gibbons Ancestry

Luke Hitchcock and Elizabeth Gibbons

Hannah Hitchcock and Chileab Smith

Luke Smith and Mary Crow

Mary Smith and John Preston

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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Hitchcock Ancestry in England

The information for the English ancestry of Luke HITCHCOCK is principally from interenet sources which cite published genealogies. As usual, while the data presented appears to be reliable, it is subject to the correction of continuing review of published material.


John and Mary (Franklin) Hitchcock

John HITCHCOCK - b. Jul. 1, 1586, Wiltshire; d. Jun. 12, 1629, Wiltshire. Son of Richard HISCOCKES (b. about 1556; d. before Dec. 1586, All Cannings, Wiltshire). John's sister Margaret HISCOCKES (b. before Feb. 1583, All Cannings, Wiltshire) was married on Oct. 9, 1600 at All Cannings, Wiltshire to John FILPE. Married on Feb. 7, 1614 at St. Peter's, Marlborough, Wiltshire.

Mary FRANKLIN - b. about 1590, Wiltshire. Said to be the daughter of Richard FRANKLIN and Katherine DENRYTE.

  1. Luke - b. about 1614, poss. at St. Peter's, Marlborough, Wiltshire; d. Nov. 1, 1659, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT.
  2. Matthias - b. Wiltshire; d. Nov. 16, 1669, New Haven Co., CT. Resided at Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA and New Haven Co., CT. Married Elizabeth. Childen of Matthias and Elizabeth HITCHCOCK: Eliakim married Sarah MERRICK; Nathaniel married second Elizabeth MOSS; John married Abigail MERRIMAN; and Elizabeth married first Anthony HOWD, and second John NASH.
  3. Edward - b. Wiltshire; d. Nov. 23, 1658, New Haven, New Haven Co., CT. Married first by Feb. 1638 to Mary, and second on May 20, 1656 at Branford, New Haven Co., CT to Frances. Children of Edward and Mary HITCHCOCK: Mary married first Ralph RUSSELL, and second Sgt. John POTTER, Jr.; John; Abigail; Samuel; and Joseph.



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Gibbons Ancestry in England

The information for the English ancestry of Elizabeth (GIBBONS) HITCHCOCK is principally from interenet sources which cite published genealogies. As usual, while the data presented appears to be reliable, it is subject to the correction of continuing review of published material.


Thomas and Elizabeth (Pierpont) Gibbons

Thomas GIBBONS - b. about 1588, Ditchley; d. poss. at Fenny Compton, Warwickshire. Said to be son of William GIBBONS and Ann HARMON The birth order of his children is not known.

Elizabeth PIERPONT - b. about 1588; d. poss. at Fenny Compton, Warwickshire.

  1. Elizabeth - b. about 1617-20, poss. at Fenny Compton, Warwickshire; d. Apr. 25, 1696, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. Married Luke HITCHCOCK.
  2. William - b. poss. at Fenny Compton, Warwickshire; d. Feb.-Mar. 1654/5, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. Arrived in America in 1636 and settled at Hartford, CT as steward of George WYLLYS, who was from Fenny Compton, Warwickshire. William held offices in Hartford as constable, selectman and surveyor of highways. Married Ursula. William's will was dated Feb. 26, 1654 at Hartford, CT and proved Mar. 10, 1654, with witnesses Jasper GUNN and Luke HITCHCOCK. In it he names, among others, his wife, two daughters, three brothers, "sister Hidgecok", "brother Hitchcok", and the latter's son John. Children of William and Ursula GIBBONS: William married Patience; Sarah married first Lt. James RICHARDS, second Humphrey DAVIE, and third Col. Jonathan TYNG; and Mary.
  3. Richard - Named in brother William's will of 1654.
  4. John - Named in brother William's will of 1654.
  5. Thomas - Named in brother William's will of 1654.



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The Hitchcock Family in America

From The Great Migration 1634-1535, by Robert Charles Anderson (Boston 2003), Vol. III, page 338: "There is no evidence one way or another whether Luke Hitchcock of New Haven and Wethersfield was a third brother" of Matthew HITCHCOCK and Edward HITCHCOCK, nor that the latter were sons of John HITCHCOCK and Mary FRANKLIN.


Luke and Elizabeth (Gibbons) Hitchcock

Luke HITCHCOCK - b. about 1614, poss. at St. Peter's, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England; d. Nov. 1, 1659, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT. Possibly the son of John HITCHCOCK and Mary FRANKLIN. Settled at New Haven, New Haven Co., CT by 1638. Oath of fidelity Jul. 1, 1644, New Haven, New Haven Co., CT; served on jury of Connecticut Court in 1646 and 1648; Selectman of Wethersfield in 1653 and 1656; signed intent to settle Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA, on Apr. 18, 1659. Will dated Oct. 17, 1659 includes profession of faith and names wife and three children, the children all being under age 18 years. Resided at time of marriage at New Haven, CT. Married about 1642.

Elizabeth GIBBONS - b. about 1617-20, poss. at Fenny Compton, Warwick, England; d. Apr. 25, 1696, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. Married second at Springfield, Hampden Co., MA on Oct. 2, 1661 William WARRINER (d. Jun. 2, 1676), and third at Milford, Worcester Co., MA on Sep. 17, 1678 to Joseph BALDWIN (d. Nov. 2, 1684), of Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA. Daughter of Thomas GIBBONS and Elizabeth PIERPONT.


Children of Luke and Elizabeth Hitchcock

  1. John - b. Sep. 27, 1642, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT; d. Feb. 9, 1711/2, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. Deputy and selectman at Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. Married Sep. 27, 1666, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA Hannah CHAPIN (b. Dec. 2, 1644, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA), daughter of Samuel CHAPIN and Cicely PENNY. Children of John and Hannah HITCHCOCK: A daughter died on day of birth; Hannah married Samuel PARSONS; John married Mary BALL, daughter of Samuel (John and Mary became ancestors of Pres. Grover CLEVELAND, and of Dorothy and Lillian GISH); Samuel married Sarah WELLER; Luke married Elizabeth WALKER; Nathaniel married Abigail LOMBARD; David married Elizabeth BALL; Jonathan died in infancy; and Sarah died young.
  2. Hannah - b. 1645, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT; d. Aug. 31, 1733, Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA. Married Chileab SMITH.
  3. Luke - b. Jun. 5, 1655, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT; d. Jan. 27, 1726/7, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. Will dated May 26, 1722 and proved May 16, 1727. Deputy and selectman at Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. Served in King Philip's War. Married Feb. 14, 1676/7, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA Sarah BURT (b. Sep. 4, 1656, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA; d. Nov. 8, 1746, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA), daughter of Jonathan BURT and Elizabeth LOBDELL, and widow of Benjamin DORCHESTER. Children of Luke and Sarah HITCHCOCK: Sarah married James MERRICK; Elizabeth married Pelatiah BLISS; Mercy married Ebenezer DAY; Hannah married Samuel STEBBINS, Jr.; Thankful married John PHELPS; Mary married George COLTON (son of Isaac COLTON and Mary COOPER); Luke married first Martha COLTON (daughter of John COLTON and Joanna WOLCOTT), and second Hannah (MARSH) KENT DAY; Jonathan died in infancy; Ebenezer married first Mary SHELDON, and second Mary (GRAVES) MORGAN; Jonathan died young; and Pelatiah married Sarah PARSONS.

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