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Maria T. Taylor

Maria T. Taylor||p20.htm#i476|Wells Taylor||p162.htm#i4039||||||||||||||||
áááááMaria T. Taylor was the daughter of Wells Taylor. She married (2) Talcott Winchell, age 49, son of Eli Winchell and Abigail Phelps, on 22 July 1841 in Suffield, Hartford Co., Conn..

Deacon Elijah Spelman

b. 4 April 1776, d. 12 September 1846
Deacon Elijah Spelman|b. 4 Apr 1776\nd. 12 Sep 1846|p20.htm#i477|Aaron Spelman|b. 22 Jan 1733\nd. 28 Oct 1820|p123.htm#i3066|Elizabeth Rose|b. 23 Feb 1725\nd. 22 Oct 1786|p123.htm#i3067|Thomas Spelman|b. 26 Apr 1712\nd. 18 Sep 1790|p153.htm#i3817||||Jonathan Rose|b. 30 Sep 1679\nd. Oct 1768|p135.htm#i3361|Abigail Hale|b. 20 Mar 1690\nd. 17 Mar 1793|p135.htm#i3365|
áááááDeacon Elijah Spelman was born on 4 April 1776 in East Granville, Mass.. He was the son of Aaron Spelman and Elizabeth Rose. He married (1) Mary Chapman circa 1788. He married (2), at age 39, Temperance Bates on 28 September 1815 in Granville, Hampden Co., Mass.. He married (3) Jemima Winchell, daughter of Lieut. Elisha Winchell and Mary Thrall, after 1824; (as his third wife). He died on 12 September 1846 in East Granville, Mass., at age 70.

Child of Deacon Elijah Spelman and Mary Chapman

Homer Griswold

Homer Griswold||p20.htm#i478|Abel Griswold||p140.htm#i3497||||||||||||||||
áááááHomer Griswold was the son of Abel Griswold. He married Abigail Winchell, age 22, daughter of Eli Winchell and Abigail Phelps, on 28 September 1819 in East Granville, Mass..

Children of Homer Griswold and Abigail Winchell

Persis Miller

d. 20 October 1832
áááááPersis Miller married Capt. Luke Winchell, age 27, son of Eli Winchell and Abigail Phelps, on 11 September 1826 in Granville, Hampden Co., Mass.. She died on 20 October 1832 in Granville, Hampden Co., Mass.. She was buried in Northeast cemetery (stone).
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Cemetery: NorthEast Cemetery, Granville, Massachusetts; Stone, N42°05.437', W72°51.288.'

Child of Persis Miller and Capt. Luke Winchell

Caroline D. Gibbons

áááááCaroline D. Gibbons married Capt. Luke Winchell, son of Eli Winchell and Abigail Phelps, after 1832 in Granville, Hampden Co., Mass..

Children of Caroline D. Gibbons and Capt. Luke Winchell

Joseph Chandler Clark

b. August 1798
Joseph Chandler Clark|b. Aug 1798|p20.htm#i481|Joseph Clark|b. 17 Sep 1760\nd. 5 Aug 1820|p19.htm#i474|Jemima Winchell|b. 1771\nd. 29 Mar 1861|p17.htm#i425|David Clark|b. 17 Jul 1725|p162.htm#i4037|Rachel Moore|b. 1731\nd. 9 Oct 1814|p162.htm#i4038|Lieut. Elisha Winchell|b. 17 Aug 1728\nd. 12 Jun 1798|p17.htm#i419|Mary Thrall|b. 21 May 1730\nd. 2 Oct 1824|p17.htm#i420|

Relationship=1st cousin 5 times removed of Norbert Raymond Bankert.
áááááJoseph Chandler Clark was born in August 1798. He was the son of Joseph Clark and Jemima Winchell. He married, at age 32, Mary Winchell, age 25, daughter of Eli Winchell and Abigail Phelps, on 10 October 1830 in East Granville, Mass..

Aaron Clark

áááááAaron Clark married Mary Winchell, daughter of Eli Winchell and Abigail Phelps, in East Granville, Mass..

Lois Drake

áááááLois Drake married Alexander Winchell, son of Eli Winchell and Abigail Phelps, in Southwick, Hampden Co., Mass..

Child of Lois Drake and Alexander Winchell

John Thrall II

b. 13 October 1699, d. 3 October 1749
John Thrall II|b. 13 Oct 1699\nd. 3 Oct 1749|p20.htm#i484|Sergt. John Thrall|b. 5 Jun 1671\nd. 18 Apr 1732|p20.htm#i490|Mindwell Moses|b. 13 Dec 1676\nd. a Jun 1732|p20.htm#i491|Timothy Thrall|b. 25 Jul 1641\nd. Jun 1697|p20.htm#i492|Deborah Gunn|b. 21 Feb 1641/42\nd. 7 Jan 1694/95|p20.htm#i493|John Moses|d. 14 Oct 1683|p24.htm#i595|Mary Brown|d. 14 Sep 1689|p24.htm#i596|

Relationship=6th great-grandfather of Norbert Raymond Bankert.
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John Thrall and Mary (Roberts) Thrall
In Memory of Mr.s Mary Relect of Mr John Thrall who died Jan ye 20th 1772
Here Lies Interr'd the Body of Mr. John Thrall Who Died Octo'r the 3rd A:D 1749 in the 50th Year of His Age
áááááJohn Thrall II was born on 13 October 1699 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn..1 He was the son of Sergt. John Thrall and Mindwell Moses. He married, at age 27, Mary Roberts (of Hartford), age 24, daughter of William Roberts and Dorothy Forbes, on 4 May 1727 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn..2 He died on 3 October 1749 in Turkey Hills, now, East Granby, Hartford Co., Conn., at age 49.3,4 He was buried in East Granby cemetery (stone).
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Cemetery: East Granby cemetery. Stone; N41°56.491', W72°43.576.'

áááááJohn Thrall married Mary Roberts, of Hartford, and resided in the Turkey Hills (later East Granby) section of Windsor. They had nine children, losing two at a young age. John died at the age of 49 leaving Mary with a large, and young, family. Mary lived another twenty-three years and died at the age of 69 in 1772.
áááááGiven John's young age at death, he left substantial holdings. to each of his daughters he left £200 plus parts of his land holdings. To his sons and daughters he divided holdings in Windsor, Enfield, and Suffield, "lands at Penny Quid and Demmi Catsi, at the eastern country", his right of land at No. 3 up the Great River, and lands and his share of a sawmill at Housetonack or Sheffield in the Province of Massachusetts. The inventory of his estate is not stated in Manwaring, but it appears that it must have been substantial.
áááááThe identity of Mary Roberts and my supposition that she is a daughter of William Roberts of Middletown and Hartford is in need of more substantiation. The marriage record in Windsor calls Mary "of Hartford", at her death in January of 1772 she is age 69, giving us a birth year of c.1702. William Roberts had a dau. baptized in Hartford in May of 1702. His brother John also had a daughter Mary born about 1705. Some give William's death as 1735 but I have no verification of this and I have not seen a probate record. When John dies in 1721 his daughter Mary is still young. There is a need for more research of these families and I would feel more comfortable with my supposition if we could find probate or land records linking William Roberts with John Thrall.
áááááThe gravestones of John and Mary Thrall are located in the East Granby Cemetery and are still legible and in good shape.

Children of John Thrall II and Mary Roberts

Citations

  1. [S62] Henry R. Stiles, History of Ancient Windsor, 2:761.
  2. [S252] WVR: 2:74 Mary Roberts "of Hartford".
  3. [S55] Charles Manwaring, Early Conn. Probate Records, 3:668-669.
  4. [S62] Henry R. Stiles, History of Ancient Windsor, 2:762.

Mary Roberts

b. 31 May 1702, d. 20 January 1772
Mary Roberts|b. 31 May 1702\nd. 20 Jan 1772|p20.htm#i485|William Roberts|b. c 1664\nd. 31 May 1735|p25.htm#i605|Dorothy Forbes|b. b 1671\nd. a 1735|p25.htm#i606|(__?__) Roberts|d. b 1673|p99.htm#i2457|Katherine Leete|d. 13 Oct 1693|p25.htm#i608|James Forbes|b. c 1635\nd. 27 Nov 1692|p37.htm#i901|Katharen (__?__)|d. a Jan 1692/93|p37.htm#i902|

Relationship=6th great-grandmother of Norbert Raymond Bankert.
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áááááMary Roberts was baptized on 31 May 1702 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Conn..1 She was the daughter of William Roberts and Dorothy Forbes. She married, at age 24, John Thrall II, age 27, son of Sergt. John Thrall and Mindwell Moses, on 4 May 1727 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn..2 She died on 20 January 1772 in Turkey Hills, now, East Granby, Hartford Co., Conn., at age 69.3 She was buried in East Granby cemetery (stone).

Children of Mary Roberts and John Thrall II

Citations

  1. [S59] Lucius B. Barber, Families of Early Hartford, 484.
  2. [S252] WVR: 2:74 Mary Roberts "of Hartford".
  3. [S200] Gravestone, East Granby Cemetery, age 69 (b.1702).

Aaron Thrall

b. 31 August 1732, d. 29 July 1740
Aaron Thrall|b. 31 Aug 1732\nd. 29 Jul 1740|p20.htm#i486|John Thrall II|b. 13 Oct 1699\nd. 3 Oct 1749|p20.htm#i484|Mary Roberts|b. 31 May 1702\nd. 20 Jan 1772|p20.htm#i485|Sergt. John Thrall|b. 5 Jun 1671\nd. 18 Apr 1732|p20.htm#i490|Mindwell Moses|b. 13 Dec 1676\nd. a Jun 1732|p20.htm#i491|William Roberts|b. c 1664\nd. 31 May 1735|p25.htm#i605|Dorothy Forbes|b. b 1671\nd. a 1735|p25.htm#i606|

Relationship=5th great-granduncle of Norbert Raymond Bankert.
áááááAaron Thrall was born on 31 August 1732. He was the son of John Thrall II and Mary Roberts. He died on 29 July 1740 at age 7.

Lieut. John Thrall

b. 22 July 1728, d. 13 June 1791
Lieut. John Thrall|b. 22 Jul 1728\nd. 13 Jun 1791|p20.htm#i487|John Thrall II|b. 13 Oct 1699\nd. 3 Oct 1749|p20.htm#i484|Mary Roberts|b. 31 May 1702\nd. 20 Jan 1772|p20.htm#i485|Sergt. John Thrall|b. 5 Jun 1671\nd. 18 Apr 1732|p20.htm#i490|Mindwell Moses|b. 13 Dec 1676\nd. a Jun 1732|p20.htm#i491|William Roberts|b. c 1664\nd. 31 May 1735|p25.htm#i605|Dorothy Forbes|b. b 1671\nd. a 1735|p25.htm#i606|

Relationship=5th great-granduncle of Norbert Raymond Bankert.
áááááLieut. John Thrall was born on 22 July 1728. He was the son of John Thrall II and Mary Roberts. He married (1), at age 20, Rebecca Davis(of Harwinton), daughter of Lieut. Nathan Davis and Elizabeth Phinney, on 18 October 1748. He married (2) Martha Anderson. He died on 13 June 1791 in East Granby, Hartford Co., Conn., at age 62.
áááááMilitary Service: American Revolution.

Lucy Thrall

b. 15 February 1733/34
Lucy Thrall|b. 15 Feb 1733/34|p20.htm#i488|John Thrall II|b. 13 Oct 1699\nd. 3 Oct 1749|p20.htm#i484|Mary Roberts|b. 31 May 1702\nd. 20 Jan 1772|p20.htm#i485|Sergt. John Thrall|b. 5 Jun 1671\nd. 18 Apr 1732|p20.htm#i490|Mindwell Moses|b. 13 Dec 1676\nd. a Jun 1732|p20.htm#i491|William Roberts|b. c 1664\nd. 31 May 1735|p25.htm#i605|Dorothy Forbes|b. b 1671\nd. a 1735|p25.htm#i606|

Relationship=5th great-grandaunt of Norbert Raymond Bankert.
áááááLucy Thrall was born on 15 February 1733/34. She was the daughter of John Thrall II and Mary Roberts. She married John Hathaway, son of Samuel Hathaway and Sarah Rowe. She died in Oneida Co., New York.

Capt. Samuel Thrall

b. 11 July 1737, d. 3 December 1821
Capt. Samuel Thrall|b. 11 Jul 1737\nd. 3 Dec 1821|p20.htm#i489|John Thrall II|b. 13 Oct 1699\nd. 3 Oct 1749|p20.htm#i484|Mary Roberts|b. 31 May 1702\nd. 20 Jan 1772|p20.htm#i485|Sergt. John Thrall|b. 5 Jun 1671\nd. 18 Apr 1732|p20.htm#i490|Mindwell Moses|b. 13 Dec 1676\nd. a Jun 1732|p20.htm#i491|William Roberts|b. c 1664\nd. 31 May 1735|p25.htm#i605|Dorothy Forbes|b. b 1671\nd. a 1735|p25.htm#i606|

Relationship=5th great-granduncle of Norbert Raymond Bankert.
áááááCapt. Samuel Thrall was born on 11 July 1737 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn.. He was the son of John Thrall II and Mary Roberts. He married Lucy Winchell, daughter of Ensign Martin Winchell and Lucy (__?__), circa 1753 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn.. He died on 3 December 1821 in West Rutland, Vermont, at age 84.
áááááMilitary Service: American Revolution.

Child of Capt. Samuel Thrall and Lucy Winchell

Sergt. John Thrall

b. 5 June 1671, d. 18 April 1732
Sergt. John Thrall|b. 5 Jun 1671\nd. 18 Apr 1732|p20.htm#i490|Timothy Thrall|b. 25 Jul 1641\nd. Jun 1697|p20.htm#i492|Deborah Gunn|b. 21 Feb 1641/42\nd. 7 Jan 1694/95|p20.htm#i493|William Thrall|b. 1606\nd. 3 Aug 1679|p20.htm#i494|(__?__) (__?__)|d. 30 Jul 1676|p20.htm#i495|Thomas Gunn|d. 26 Feb 1680/81|p24.htm#i584|(__?__) (__?__)|d. 28 Nov 1678|p36.htm#i895|

Relationship=7th great-grandfather of Norbert Raymond Bankert.
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áááááSergt. John Thrall was born on 5 June 1671 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn..1 He was the son of Timothy Thrall and Deborah Gunn. He married, at age 25, Mindwell Moses, age 20, daughter of John Moses and Mary Brown, on 6 January 1696/97 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn..2,3 He died on 18 April 1732 in Turkey Hills, now, East Granby, Hartford Co., Conn., at age 60.
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Education: Signed his will.
Military Service: a Sergeant, prob. in the local militia.

áááááJohn Thrall, born in Windsor, was one of the early settlers "east of the mountain" in what would be called Turkey Hills. He and Stephen Winchell were probably engaged in the raising of horses for sale. As horses were one of the leading exports of Connecticut at the time, John and Stephen probably did well in their endeavors.
áááááJohn and his wife, Mindwell Moses, raised nine children, all of whom lived to adulthood. John died in 1749 at the age of 60 leaving his wife and seven of his nine children. Some were still at home and Joel, age 16, chose his brother John as guardian. The widow Mindwell was appointed as guardian of Jerusha, and Moses was appointed guardian of his younger brother, Charles. John's estate was valued at £856, a tribute to his business acumen.
áááááMindwell survived her husband and some claim that she died on 2 September 1750, but I have seen no source for this information.

Children of Sergt. John Thrall and Mindwell Moses

Citations

  1. [S220] Connecticut Historical Society, Matthew Grant Records, 67.
  2. [S62] Henry R. Stiles, History of Ancient Windsor, 2:761.
  3. [S252] WVR: 1:62.

Mindwell Moses

b. 13 December 1676, d. after June 1732
Mindwell Moses|b. 13 Dec 1676\nd. a Jun 1732|p20.htm#i491|John Moses|d. 14 Oct 1683|p24.htm#i595|Mary Brown|d. 14 Sep 1689|p24.htm#i596|John Moses|d. 22 Apr 1688|p32.htm#i797||||||||||

Relationship=7th great-grandmother of Norbert Raymond Bankert.
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áááááMindwell Moses was born on 13 December 1676 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn..1 She was the daughter of John Moses and Mary Brown. She married, at age 20, Sergt. John Thrall, age 25, son of Timothy Thrall and Deborah Gunn, on 6 January 1696/97 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn..2,3 She died after June 1732 when she is mentioned in John's probate record. I have seen reference to her death as 2 Sep 1750 with no known source.

Children of Mindwell Moses and Sergt. John Thrall

Citations

  1. [S220] Connecticut Historical Society, Matthew Grant Records, 52.
  2. [S62] Henry R. Stiles, History of Ancient Windsor, 2:761.
  3. [S252] WVR: 1:62.

Timothy Thrall

b. 25 July 1641, d. June 1697
Timothy Thrall|b. 25 Jul 1641\nd. Jun 1697|p20.htm#i492|William Thrall|b. 1606\nd. 3 Aug 1679|p20.htm#i494|(__?__) (__?__)|d. 30 Jul 1676|p20.htm#i495|||||||||||||

Relationship=8th great-grandfather of Norbert Raymond Bankert.
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áááááTimothy Thrall was born on 25 July 1641 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn..1 He was the son of William Thrall and (__?__) (__?__). He married, at age 18, Deborah Gunn, age 17, daughter of Thomas Gunn and (__?__) (__?__), on 10 November 1659.2 He died in June 1697 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn., at age 55.3
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Freeman: in 1669 found on a list of Windsor Freemen.
Religion/Church: A leader in the Second Church of Windsor.
Education: Signed his will.

áááááTimothy, born in Windsor, married another Windsor native Deborah Gunn, in 1659, with whom he had eleven children, losing one as an infant. Deborah's father, Thomas, had been a proprietor in Windsor and had removed to Westfield, Massachusetts, deeding his Windsor property to his son-in-law, Timothy Thrall.
áááááBesides farming, Timothy, like his father, appears to have been involved in building as we find that in 1659, Timothy and Samuel Buell had contracted with Mr. Pynchon to "hew the timber for the Old Fort." This apparently refers to the Old Fort in Springfield.
áááááTimothy prospered and was able to amass a fairly sizeable estate. In the Windsor Church Records of this period, Timothy Thrall is grouped among the men who had a family, a horse and two yokes of oxen.
áááááTimothy was deeply involved in church matters and he protested the town vote to invite Mr. Chauncy to replace the aging Rev. Warham as minister of the Windsor Church in 1662. When the 54 dissenting members were allowed to form their own church, Timothy became a leader of the Second Church and was particularly close to their chosen minister, Benjamin Woodbridge. This new congregation was mostly of the second generation and more Presbyterian than Congregational, perhaps having grown dissatisfied with the strict obligations to the church of their fathers. In the end, after years of wrangling which split the town, the two Windsor Churches reunited. The first overtures were made by the Second Church, who sent John Hosford, Timothy Thrall and Jacob Gibbs to negotiate.

Children of Timothy Thrall and Deborah Gunn

Citations

  1. [S62] Henry R. Stiles, History of Ancient Windsor, 2:761.
  2. [S220] Connecticut Historical Society, Matthew Grant Records, 67.
  3. [S55] Charles Manwaring, Early Conn. Probate Records, 1:590.

Deborah Gunn

b. 21 February 1641/42, d. 7 January 1694/95
Deborah Gunn|b. 21 Feb 1641/42\nd. 7 Jan 1694/95|p20.htm#i493|Thomas Gunn|d. 26 Feb 1680/81|p24.htm#i584|(__?__) (__?__)|d. 28 Nov 1678|p36.htm#i895|||||||||||||

Relationship=8th great-grandmother of Norbert Raymond Bankert.
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áááááDeborah Gunn was born on 21 February 1641/42 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn..1 She was the daughter of Thomas Gunn and (__?__) (__?__). She married, at age 17, Timothy Thrall, age 18, son of William Thrall and (__?__) (__?__), on 10 November 1659.2 She died on 7 January 1694/95 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn., at age 52.3

Children of Deborah Gunn and Timothy Thrall

Citations

  1. [S220] Connecticut Historical Society, Matthew Grant Records, 41.
  2. [S220] Connecticut Historical Society, Matthew Grant Records, 67.
  3. [S62] Henry R. Stiles, History of Ancient Windsor, 2:761.

William Thrall

b. 1606, d. 3 August 1679

Relationship=9th great-grandfather of Norbert Raymond Bankert.
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áááááWilliam Thrall was born in 1606 in Sandridge, Hertfordshire, England.1,2 He married (__?__) (__?__) circa 1639.3 He died on 3 August 1679 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn., at age 73 years.4
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Immigration: before 1637, When he is found in Windsor.
Freeman: in 1669 found on a list of Freemen in Windsor.
Founder/Proprietor: Windsor, by 1637.
Education: Signed his will with his mark "X."
Occupation: Quarryman and Stonemason.
Military Service: in 1637 Veteran of the Pequot War.5,6

áááááOur first record of William Thrall is a land grant in Windsor in 1637. He may have been single or newly married when he reached Windsor. His wife's name is unknown although some suggest Elizabeth.
áááááIn May of 1637, in answer to increased hostilities, men were raised in Windsor, Hartford, and Wethersfield, and a campaign was made against the Pequot's. On the morning of 23 May 1637, this troop of about one hundred English, along with a contingent of Mohegan's under Uncas, and a group of Narragansett's, attacked the fort at Mystic. The Battle of Mystic was decisive and hundreds of Pequot's perished. To quote from Dr. Stiles' records in speaking of the first Indian war in New England: "The danger was imminent [to the settlers], and so complete the victory that it caused universal rejoicing throughout New England, and a grant of land was given each soldier and officer, and to this day the memory of an ancestor who was in the Pequot fight, is an honorable heirloom in every Connecticut family." The Indian village in this case was so completely destroyed that for many years, the settlers had no further trouble with the Indians.
áááááOf the men from Windsor who participated in the Battle of Mystic only sixteen names are known. Among those who returned to Windsor on that Friday, June 3'rd, were our ancestors, Nathaniel Gillett, Thomas Buckland, and William Thrall.
áááááWilliam's home lot was across the Rivulet from the Palisado, next to that of Thomas Bascom, and he resided there until 1646, when he, along with Robert Wilson, bought Simon Hoyte's place in Hoytes Meadows. William and Robert split the house and land in the middle with the well and wood court to be shared interchangeably. In 1654 William bought Robert Wilson's interest and he remained on the land, eventually turning it over to his son, Timothy.
áááááWilliam was a quarryman and stonemason by trade, and his Rocky Hill quarry provided stone for cellars, chimneys, well-linings, and gravestones.
áááááWilliam's wife died in 1676 and he died three years later in 1679 at the age of 73. He left an estate valued at £158-09-00.

Children of William Thrall and (__?__) (__?__)

Citations

  1. [S62] Henry R. Stiles, History of Ancient Windsor, 2:761.
  2. [S274] Frank Thistletwaite, Dorset Pilgrims, 131.
  3. [S101] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages, William Thrall entry.
  4. [S220] Connecticut Historical Society, Matthew Grant Records, 85.
  5. [S41] James Shepard, Conn. Soldiers in the Pequot War, 30.
  6. [S63] Register of the Society of Colonial Wars.

(__?__) (__?__)

d. 30 July 1676

Relationship=9th great-grandmother of Norbert Raymond Bankert.
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ááááá(__?__) (__?__) married William Thrall circa 1639.1 She died on 30 July 1676 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn..2

Children of (__?__) (__?__) and William Thrall

Citations

  1. [S101] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages, William Thrall entry.
  2. [S62] Henry R. Stiles, History of Ancient Windsor, 2:761.

Rodolphus Gillett

b. circa 1785, d. September 1849
Rodolphus Gillett|b. c 1785\nd. Sep 1849|p20.htm#i496|Nathan Gillett|b. 26 Dec 1744\nd. 15 May 1825|p26.htm#i641|Dorcas Holcomb|b. 2 Apr 1745\nd. 14 Jul 1825|p27.htm#i655|Othniel Gillett|b. 7 Jan 1714/15\nd. 6 Sep 1800|p26.htm#i626|Eunice(?) (__?__)||p26.htm#i627|Ephraim Holcomb|b. 22 Dec 1721\nd. 27 Jun 1808|p66.htm#i1648|Dorcas Hayes|b. 15 Mar 1727/28\nd. 12 May 1798|p66.htm#i1649|

Relationship=4th great-grandfather of Norbert Raymond Bankert.
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áááááRodolphus Gillett was born circa 1785 (age at death) in Granby, Hartford Co., Conn..1,2 He was the son of Nathan Gillett and Dorcas Holcomb. He married Theodosia Dewey, daughter of Aaron Dewey and Bede Gillett, on 14 January 1813 in North Granby, Conn..3,4 He died in September 1849 in New London, Conn., at age 64 of debility.5
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Freeman: on 12 April 1813 in Granby, Hartford Co., Conn..
Religion/Church: on 6 May 1843 Received a letter of dismission from Southwicks First Baptist Church and a recommendation to the Baptist Church in New London.
Occupation: At his death, Rodolphus is listed as a farmer.

áááááRodolphus Gillett was the youngest son of Nathan and Dorcas (Holcomb) Gillett. In records he is often referred to as Rodolphus 2'nd to differentiate himself from the older Rodolphus Gillett of Southwick who was a son of Seth Gillett. While it is certain they were related, there is no known close blood relationship.
áááááRodolphus, at about the age of 28, married Thede Dewey in January of 1813. He was made a freeman in Granby the following April. In 1815 he and his brother, Heman, bought fifty acres of land from Simeon Griswold. This parcel was located in both Granby, Connecticut, and Southwick, Massachusetts. In 1827, Rodolphus and his wife, Thede, now of Southwick, sold seven and ½ acres of land in Granby to Lemuel or Samuel Dewey. This parcel bordered land set to Bede, the widow of Aaron Dewey and probably came to Thede through her parents. In February of 1828, Rodolphus transferred a quitclaim of three ½ acres of land in Granby to his brother, Heman. The same day, Heman sold to Thede Gillett, of Southwick, fifty acres in both Granby and Southwick and a dwelling house for $220. On 24 October, 1836, Rodolphus and Thede sold the same fifty acres to Eli Winchell Jr., of Southwick, their son-in-law, husband of their daughter Wealthy, for $900. At the same time they also conveyed to Eli eleven acres of land in Granby which Rodolphus had purchased at auction the previous February.
áááááAlthough his land straddled both Granby and Southwick, it appears that Rodolphus' residence was firmly in Southwick. In 1828 we find Rodolphus, his wife, Thede, and his daughter, Wealthy, are members of the First Baptist Church in Southwick and, in 1838, he owns land which is mortgaged by the inhabitants of the town of Southwick. His wife, Thede, died in 1841 and is buried in Southwick Cemetery, leaving him a widower at about the age of 56.
áááááHis wife's death may have been a turning point for Rodolphus and it appears that Rodolphus, along with his son's family, Albert, and daughter, Lucina, removed shortly thereafter to New London, Connecticut. Sixteen months after his wife's death, in April of 1843, Rodolphus, now said to be residing in New London, sells 80 acres of land in Southwick to his former neighbor, Eleazer Blood. In May of 1843 He, his son Albert, and his daughter, Lucina, receive a letter of dismission from the Southwick Baptist Church and recommendation to the Baptist Church in New London, Connecticut.
áááááThe death of Rodolphus is found in the Federal Census Mortality schedule as September of 1849. He is listed as a farmer, age 64, and his death is attributed to "debility". Debility, by general definition, means "lack of movement or staying in bed, but usually means simply illness, although it can imply weakness; Nervous Debility - often used in depression". This definition has some significance to the author who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis. While this definition of Debility could cover a wide scope of afflictions, I must wonder if Rodolphus, my fourth great grandfather, shared the same disease.

Children of Rodolphus Gillett and Theodosia Dewey

Citations

  1. [S132] Correspondence, Carol Laun to Norb Bankert. A trail of Granby land and probate records establish Rodolphus as a son of Nathan and Dorcas (Holcomb) Gillett. His brother, Levi is shown as a son in GPR 1:47-49 when the will of Ephraim Holcomb calls Levi "my grandson Levi Gillet son to my daughter Dorcas" and calls Dorcas "wife of Nathan Gillet". Another son, Eli is proven by GLR 8:334 in March, 1811, when Eli Gillet transfers land to "my Mother" Dorcas Gillet. In GLR 10:17, March 1815, another son, Heman sells land held in common with "my brother Truman". The 1790 Federal census (Granby, p.469) shows the family of Nathan and Dorcas Holcomb with seven males and two females (six sons, one daughter).
    The final proof, involving all the children of Nathan and Dorcas Gillett, is found in GLR 22:41, 10 March, 1840, when Truman, Heman, Rodolphus 2'nd, Levi, and Nathan transfer land to Betsey Holcomb and Zeruah Holcomb 2'nd "land lately owned by our deceased sister Dorcas Gillet". This land transaction involves the five sons (the sixth, Eli, had died in 1827) and the deceased daughter, Dorcas, who died unmarried. The grantees are also probably connected. Betsey and Zeruah (2'nd) Holcomb are daughters of Consider and Zeruah (Gillet) Holcomb. Zeruah the elder is probably the eldest daughter of Nathan and Dorcas. She was married before 1790 and would, therefore, not show up in the family of Nathan and Dorcas Gillett in the 1790 census. There are other land records which support a supposition of Zeruah as a daughter of Nathan and Dorcas (Gillett) Holcomb.
  2. [S223] Mortality Index, age 64 at his death in 1849.
  3. [S65] Flora S. Clark, Gillett Manuscripts, 3:7; 4:70.
  4. [S61] First Church, Granby Conn, 89, "Rodolphus Gilllet & Thede Dewey".
  5. [S223] Mortality Index, Rodolphus Gillett entry, New London Co., 1850. A Farmer, age 64, died Sep. 1849 of debility.

Theodosia Dewey

b. circa 1783, d. 6 December 1841
Theodosia Dewey|b. c 1783\nd. 6 Dec 1841|p20.htm#i497|Aaron Dewey|b. 27 Jul 1747\nd. 11 Feb 1825|p20.htm#i498|Bede Gillett|b. 23 Jul 1748\nd. 15 Dec 1840|p20.htm#i499|Isaac Dewey|b. 10 Sep 1708\nd. 1795|p21.htm#i502|Abigail Bagg|b. 15 Sep 1707\nd. 12 May 1773|p21.htm#i503|Othniel Gillett|b. 7 Jan 1714/15\nd. 6 Sep 1800|p26.htm#i626|Eunice(?) (__?__)||p26.htm#i627|

Relationship=4th great-grandmother of Norbert Raymond Bankert.
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áááááTheodosia Dewey was born circa 1783 (age at death) in Granby, Hartford Co., Conn..1,2 She was the daughter of Aaron Dewey and Bede Gillett. She married Rodolphus Gillett, son of Nathan Gillett and Dorcas Holcomb, on 14 January 1813 in North Granby, Conn..3,4 She died on 6 December 1841 in Southwick, Hampden Co., Mass..5,6 She was buried in Southwick cemetery, Southwick, Mass.
áááááReligion/Church: First Baptist Church, Southwick Mass. 1828.

Children of Theodosia Dewey and Rodolphus Gillett

Citations

  1. [S90] Adelbert M. Dewey, Dewey Gen., 737, shows birth year as 1785 with no source.
  2. [S132] Correspondence, Carol Laun to Norb Bankert, April 13, 1998. Citing GPR 7-41 4 April 1842, distribution of the estate of Aaron Dewey, "to the heirs of Theda Gillet late the wife of Rodolphus Gillet"; also citing Southwick Burial records showing death date as Dec. 6, 1841 at age 58.
  3. [S65] Flora S. Clark, Gillett Manuscripts, 3:7; 4:70.
  4. [S61] First Church, Granby Conn, 89, "Rodolphus Gilllet & Thede Dewey".
  5. [S65] Flora S. Clark, Gillett Manuscripts, 3:7.
  6. [S132] Correspondence, Carol Laun to Norb Bankert, April 6, 1998. Citing burial in Southwick Cemetery of Theodotia Gillet who d. 6 Dec 1641, age 58.

Aaron Dewey

b. 27 July 1747, d. 11 February 1825
Aaron Dewey|b. 27 Jul 1747\nd. 11 Feb 1825|p20.htm#i498|Isaac Dewey|b. 10 Sep 1708\nd. 1795|p21.htm#i502|Abigail Bagg|b. 15 Sep 1707\nd. 12 May 1773|p21.htm#i503|Dea. David Dewey|b. 11 Jan 1675/76\nd. 30 Nov 1712|p21.htm#i509|Sarah (__?__)|b. c 1682\nd. 3 Aug 1756|p21.htm#i510|Daniel Bagg|b. 12 May 1668\nd. 18 Aug 1738|p22.htm#i531|Hannah Phelps|b. 5 Nov 1674|p22.htm#i532|

Relationship=5th great-grandfather of Norbert Raymond Bankert.
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áááááAaron Dewey was born on 27 July 1747 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Conn..1,2 He was the son of Isaac Dewey and Abigail Bagg. He married Bede Gillett, daughter of Othniel Gillett and Eunice(?) (__?__).3 He died on 11 February 1825 in Granby, Hartford Co., Conn., at age 77.4 He was buried in Granby Center cemetery (stone).
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Education: In 1795 Aaron signed his father's estate distribution with his mark [X].
Military Service: American Revolution, Capt. Bates Company of Col. Phelps 18th Regt., September 7, 1779.

áááááAaron probably married Bede Gillett about 1780. By 1790 they had three children and were living beside his father and brothers on Bushy Hill. He was made a freeman on 9 April, 1787 and served on the grand jury in 1807.
áááááAaron had some service in the American Revolution but we can't be sure how extensive his participation may have been. Records from the local and state militia are very sparse. We do know, however, that on the 7th of September, 1779, "Aron Duey" is present on a list of those ordered to "Aquipt them Selves with arms and aconterments and hold them Selves in Readeynes to march at ye Shortest Notis for ye Defence of this State" In Capt. Bates Company of Col. Phelps 18th Regiment in Simsbury. Also found on the same list are our grandfathers Elnathan Lamson and Ephraim Holcomb.

Children of Aaron Dewey and Bede Gillett

Citations

  1. [S90] Adelbert M. Dewey, Dewey Gen., 731.
  2. [S137] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury B, M, & D's, 107.
  3. [S65] Flora S. Clark, Gillett Manuscripts, 3:7.
  4. [S90] Adelbert M. Dewey, Dewey Gen., 737.

Bede Gillett

b. 23 July 1748, d. 15 December 1840
Bede Gillett|b. 23 Jul 1748\nd. 15 Dec 1840|p20.htm#i499|Othniel Gillett|b. 7 Jan 1714/15\nd. 6 Sep 1800|p26.htm#i626|Eunice(?) (__?__)||p26.htm#i627|Nathan Gillett|b. 6 Feb 1680/81\nd. 30 Jan 1751/52|p26.htm#i628|Hannah Buckland|b. 28 Jun 1676\nd. a 1725|p26.htm#i629|||||||

Relationship=5th great-grandmother of Norbert Raymond Bankert.
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áááááBede Gillett was born on 23 July 1748 in Salmon Brook (now Granby), Simsbury, Hartford Co., Conn..1,2 She was the daughter of Othniel Gillett and Eunice(?) (__?__). She married Aaron Dewey, son of Isaac Dewey and Abigail Bagg.1 She died on 15 December 1840 in Granby, Hartford Co., Conn., at age 92.1 She was buried in Granby Center cemetery (stone).

Children of Bede Gillett and Aaron Dewey

Citations

  1. [S65] Flora S. Clark, Gillett Manuscripts, 3:7.
  2. [S137] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury B, M, & D's, 76.

Aaron Dewey

b. 1781, d. 30 September 1826
Aaron Dewey|b. 1781\nd. 30 Sep 1826|p20.htm#i500|Aaron Dewey|b. 27 Jul 1747\nd. 11 Feb 1825|p20.htm#i498|Bede Gillett|b. 23 Jul 1748\nd. 15 Dec 1840|p20.htm#i499|Isaac Dewey|b. 10 Sep 1708\nd. 1795|p21.htm#i502|Abigail Bagg|b. 15 Sep 1707\nd. 12 May 1773|p21.htm#i503|Othniel Gillett|b. 7 Jan 1714/15\nd. 6 Sep 1800|p26.htm#i626|Eunice(?) (__?__)||p26.htm#i627|

Relationship=4th great-granduncle of Norbert Raymond Bankert.
áááááAaron Dewey was born in 1781 in Granby, Hartford Co., Conn.. He was the son of Aaron Dewey and Bede Gillett. He married Louisa Gillett, daughter of Dea. Samuel Gillett, on 24 November 1808 in Granby, Hartford Co., Conn.. He died on 30 September 1826 in Granby, Hartford Co., Conn..1

Citations

  1. [S65] Flora S. Clark, Gillett Manuscripts, 3:7.
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