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Othniel Gillett

b. 7 January 1714/15, d. 6 September 1800
Othniel Gillett|b. 7 Jan 1714/15\nd. 6 Sep 1800|p26.htm#i626|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|Elias Gillett|b. 1 Jul 1649\nd. 15 Feb 1731/32|p26.htm#i632|Sarah Griffin|b. 25 Dec 1654\nd. bt 1685 - 1700|p26.htm#i633|Timothy Buckland|b. 10 Mar 1638/39\nd. 31 May 1689|p26.htm#i630|Abigail Vore|b. c 1640\nd. 20 Dec 1727|p26.htm#i631|

Relationship=6th great-grandfather of Norbert Raymond Bankert.
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áááááOthniel Gillett was born on 7 January 1714/15 (17 Jan - McCracken, TAG 56(1980):137) in Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn..1,2 He was the son of Nathan Gillett and Hannah Buckland. He married Eunice(?) (__?__) circa 1739. He died on 6 September 1800 in Granby, Hartford Co., Conn., at age 85.3
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áááááThe name of Othniels' wife is unknown, some say that his first wife was Eunice unknown and that he possibly had a 2'nd wife, Elizabeth ? who died Aug 31, 1805 age 85. However, this Elizabeth is found in Church Records to be the widow of Joseph Gillett.

All of Othniel's sons served in the American Revolution.
Religion/Church: in First Congregational Church, Granby, Hartford Co., Conn..

Children of Othniel Gillett and Eunice(?) (__?__)

Citations

  1. [S62] Henry R. Stiles, History of Ancient Windsor, 2:297.
  2. [S65] Flora S. Clark, Gillett Manuscripts, 3:7.
  3. [S65] Flora S. Clark, Gillett Manuscripts, 4:70.

Eunice(?) (__?__)


Relationship=6th great-grandmother of Norbert Raymond Bankert.
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áááááEunice(?) (__?__) married Othniel Gillett, son of Nathan Gillett and Hannah Buckland, circa 1739.
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Religion/Church: in First Congregational Church, Granby, Hartford Co., Conn..

Children of Eunice(?) (__?__) and Othniel Gillett

Nathan Gillett

b. 6 February 1680/81, d. 30 January 1751/52
Nathan Gillett|b. 6 Feb 1680/81\nd. 30 Jan 1751/52|p26.htm#i628|Elias Gillett|b. 1 Jul 1649\nd. 15 Feb 1731/32|p26.htm#i632|Sarah Griffin|b. 25 Dec 1654\nd. bt 1685 - 1700|p26.htm#i633|Nathan Gillett|b. s 1613\nd. 15 Sep 1689|p26.htm#i636|(__?__) (__?__)|b. b 1617\nd. 21 Feb 1670/71|p26.htm#i637|Sergt. John Griffin|b. 1608/9\nd. Aug 1681|p26.htm#i634|Anna Bancroft|d. bt Dec 1684 - Apr 1694|p26.htm#i635|

Relationship=7th great-grandfather of Norbert Raymond Bankert.
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áááááNathan Gillett was born on 6 February 1680/81 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Conn..1 He was the son of Elias Gillett and Sarah Griffin. He married, at age 23, Hannah Buckland, age 27, daughter of Timothy Buckland and Abigail Vore, on 30 March 1704 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn..2 He died on 30 January 1751/52 at age 70.2
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áááááNathan Gillett's deed dated Mar. 29, 1746 gives conclusive evidence to his being the son of Elias & Sarah (Griffin) Gillett for It Says "To my sons, Othniel, Zabed and Gideon, all that tract of land now lying in Simsbury known by the name of the Lordships, which falleth to me by right of my mother-also common and undivided land in Windsor". "His Lordship's" referred to lands granted to John Griffin for services to the Colony for being first (with Michael Humphrey) to manufacture tar and pitch. Recorded April, 1746. In 1749/50 Othniel, Gideon and Zabed sell this land to Abel Forward. This land had passed to Nathan through his mother, Sarah Griffin.

Children of Nathan Gillett and Hannah Buckland

Citations

  1. [S137] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury B, M, & D's, 11.
  2. [S141] TAG, "Nathan Gillett's Earlier Descendants", 56(1980):137.

Hannah Buckland

b. 28 June 1676, d. after 1725
Hannah Buckland|b. 28 Jun 1676\nd. a 1725|p26.htm#i629|Timothy Buckland|b. 10 Mar 1638/39\nd. 31 May 1689|p26.htm#i630|Abigail Vore|b. c 1640\nd. 20 Dec 1727|p26.htm#i631|Thomas Buckland|d. 28 May 1662|p34.htm#i837|Temperance Denslow|b. s 1620\nd. 26 Jul 1681|p34.htm#i838|Richard Vore|b. c 1600\nd. 22 Aug 1683|p33.htm#i818|Ann (__?__)|d. 7 Dec 1683|p33.htm#i819|

Relationship=7th great-grandmother of Norbert Raymond Bankert.
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áááááHannah Buckland was born on 28 June 1676 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn..1 She was the daughter of Timothy Buckland and Abigail Vore. She married, at age 27, Nathan Gillett, age 23, son of Elias Gillett and Sarah Griffin, on 30 March 1704 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn..2 She died after 1725.3

Children of Hannah Buckland and Nathan Gillett

Citations

  1. [S62] Henry R. Stiles, History of Ancient Windsor, 2:123.
  2. [S141] TAG, "Nathan Gillett's Earlier Descendants", 56(1980):137.
  3. [S65] Flora S. Clark, Gillett Manuscripts, 3:6.

Timothy Buckland

b. 10 March 1638/39, d. 31 May 1689
Timothy Buckland|b. 10 Mar 1638/39\nd. 31 May 1689|p26.htm#i630|Thomas Buckland|d. 28 May 1662|p34.htm#i837|Temperance Denslow|b. s 1620\nd. 26 Jul 1681|p34.htm#i838|||||||Nicholas Denslow|b. 1577\nd. 8 Mar 1666/67|p34.htm#i839|Elizabeth (__?__)|b. c 1585\nd. 14 Aug 1669|p30.htm#i748|

Relationship=8th great-grandfather of Norbert Raymond Bankert.
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áááááTimothy Buckland was born on 10 March 1638/39 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn..1 He was the son of Thomas Buckland and Temperance Denslow. He married, at age 23, Abigail Vore, daughter of Richard Vore and Ann (__?__), on 27 March 1662 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn..2,3 He died on 31 May 1689 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn., at age 50.1,3
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áááááTimothy was admitted to the Windsor Church June 16, 1665, Abigail, his wife, was admitted in April 1666. At his death he left an estate of £167-8-0.
áááááLetters of administration were granted to the widow, Abigail, and the (eldest surviving) son Thomas in 1689. While a written agreement was made between the widow and the children on 6 March 1704/5, the final distribution between the widow Abigail and her children was not made until 24 may 1725, 36 years after the death of Timothy.

Children of Timothy Buckland and Abigail Vore

Citations

  1. [S62] Henry R. Stiles, History of Ancient Windsor, 2:123.
  2. [S62] Henry R. Stiles, History of Ancient Windsor, 2:123, 774.
  3. [S141] TAG, "A Clue to the English Origins of Richard Voare (or Vore) of Dorchester and Windsor", 126(1950):69.

Abigail Vore

b. circa 1640, d. 20 December 1727
Abigail Vore|b. c 1640\nd. 20 Dec 1727|p26.htm#i631|Richard Vore|b. c 1600\nd. 22 Aug 1683|p33.htm#i818|Ann (__?__)|d. 7 Dec 1683|p33.htm#i819|||||||||||||

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áááááAbigail Vore was born circa 1640 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn..1 She was the daughter of Richard Vore and Ann (__?__). She married Timothy Buckland, age 23, son of Thomas Buckland and Temperance Denslow, on 27 March 1662 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn..2,1 She died on 20 December 1727 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn..1

Children of Abigail Vore and Timothy Buckland

Citations

  1. [S141] TAG, "A Clue to the English Origins of Richard Voare (or Vore) of Dorchester and Windsor", 126(1950):69.
  2. [S62] Henry R. Stiles, History of Ancient Windsor, 2:123, 774.

Elias Gillett

b. 1 July 1649, d. 15 February 1731/32
Elias Gillett|b. 1 Jul 1649\nd. 15 Feb 1731/32|p26.htm#i632|Nathan Gillett|b. s 1613\nd. 15 Sep 1689|p26.htm#i636|(__?__) (__?__)|b. b 1617\nd. 21 Feb 1670/71|p26.htm#i637|Rev. William Gillett|d. b 16 Apr 1641|p26.htm#i638||||||||||

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áááááElias Gillett was born on 1 July 1649 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn..1 He was the son of Nathan Gillett and (__?__) (__?__). He married (1), at age 27, Sarah Griffin, age 21, daughter of Sergt. John Griffin and Anna Bancroft, on 29 October 1676 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Conn..2,3 He married (2) Rebecca Kelsey(widow of Nathaniel Messenger), daughter of Mark Kelsey and Rebecca Hoskins, between 1694 and 1699.3 He died on 15 February 1731/32 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn., at age 82.3
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áááááElias Gillett is termed the oldest surviving son in matters dealing with his father's estate, and he honored conveyances of land by unsigned deeds of his deceased father to his brother-in-laws, Nicholas Gozzard and Eleazor Hill. Elias's first wife, Sarah Griffin, died at some point between 1685 and 1700 when Elias has a daughter born to his second wife, Rebecca Kelsey, who was the widow of Nathaniel Messenger. When Elias died at the age of 82, his estate consisted of only £18-05-00 and was declared probably insolvent. I have no firm death dates for either of the wives of Elias Gillett.
áááááWe have an interesting relationship with Elias and his two wives. We are direct descendants of Elias and his first wife, Sarah Griffin, through their son, Nathan Gillett. We are also direct descendants of Rebecca Kelsey and her first husband, Nathaniel Messenger, through their son, Joseph Messenger.

Children of Elias Gillett and Sarah Griffin

Child of Elias Gillett and Rebecca Kelsey

Citations

  1. [S220] Connecticut Historical Society, Matthew Grant Records, 40.
  2. [S65] Flora S. Clark, Gillett Manuscripts, 3:4.
  3. [S141] TAG, "Nathan Gillett's Earlier Descendants", 56(1980):132.

Sarah Griffin

b. 25 December 1654, d. between 1685 and 1700
Sarah Griffin|b. 25 Dec 1654\nd. bt 1685 - 1700|p26.htm#i633|Sergt. John Griffin|b. 1608/9\nd. Aug 1681|p26.htm#i634|Anna Bancroft|d. bt Dec 1684 - Apr 1694|p26.htm#i635|||||||John Bancroft|d. b 12 May 1635|p35.htm#i861|Anne (__?__)||p35.htm#i862|

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áááááSarah Griffin was born on 25 December 1654 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn..1,2 She was the daughter of Sergt. John Griffin and Anna Bancroft. She married (1), at age 21, Elias Gillett, age 27, son of Nathan Gillett and (__?__) (__?__), on 29 October 1676 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Conn..3,1 She died between 1685 and 1700.1

Children of Sarah Griffin and Elias Gillett

Citations

  1. [S141] TAG, "Nathan Gillett's Earlier Descendants", 56(1980):132.
  2. [S220] Connecticut Historical Society, Matthew Grant Records, 43.
  3. [S65] Flora S. Clark, Gillett Manuscripts, 3:4.

Sergt. John Griffin

b. 1608/9, d. August 1681

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áááááSergt. John Griffin was born in 1608/9 in Wales.1,2 He married Anna Bancroft, daughter of John Bancroft and Anne (__?__), on 13 May 1647 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn..3,1 He died in August 1681 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Conn., said to have died while drinking from a spring while being physically over-heated.4
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Military Service: in 1673 Temporary Commander, at Simsbury, 1673. Sergt., 1675.5

*NOTE
Needs revision, the John Griffin of New Haven is not the same as our J.G. of Windsor.

In 1647 He is married to Anna Bancroft in Windsor. Anna had come to New England with her widowed mother and siblings, first to Lynn and then to Connecticut with her brothers, John and Thomas.
áááááJohn Griffin had joined with Michael Humphrey in the manufacture of tar and turpentine in the pine forest of Massacoe (later Simsbury) and Salmon Brook. The tar, used by the British Navy and in the building of ships, promised fortunes for both. About 1648, the tar kilns of John Griffin were set afire by Indians. Somehow, John found that the name of the Indian responsible was Manahannoose, a local Algonquin, who had grown frustrated with the encroachment of the English. Manahannoose was captured, and, taking advantage of a new law, was ordered to be a servant of the plaintiff or shipped off in return for enslaved Africans or to pay £100. In order to prevent this from happening, Manahannoose's village deeded the area of Windsor knows as Massacoe to John Griffin with the exception of two acres. Although it was technically illegal for John to accept this deed, he probably looked at it as a promising business venture and took advantage of it. Thirteen years later, John turned his deed over to the colony. At that time, in recognition of his being the first to manufacture tar and pitch in the region, John was given a grant for 200 acres of his choice "north of the falls". It would probably be safe to assume that before John presented the Massacoe deed to the colony, he had probably taken all he wanted from the Massacoe pine forests. The "Griffin's Lordship", as it came to be called, was given as recognition of John's work in wrestling all of Massacoe from the natives and in beginning a profitable manufacturing operation in those parts.
áááááJohn is considered to be the first settler of Simsbury and Granby.
áááááJohn, along with Simon Wolcott, was made a leader of the train band in 1673 and represented Simsbury in the General Assembly from 1670-1674. A prominent and successful businessman and pioneer, John's involvement in the community was not confined to just politics and business. In 1655 we find that John is fined £20 on a complaint by William Hayden of the riotous conduct of John Griffin, John Bancroft, and Jacob Drake.
áááááJohn Griffin and Anna Bancroft become our grandparents through their daughter Sarah who marries Elias Gillett, a second time through their daughter Mary and Samuel Wilson, and a third time through the marriage of their son Thomas to Elizabeth Welton.

Children of Sergt. John Griffin and Anna Bancroft

Citations

  1. [S145] Salmon Brook Historical Society, The Heritage of Granby, 162.
  2. [S226] NYGBR, 49:23-4.
  3. [S62] Henry R. Stiles, History of Ancient Windsor, 2:40,346.
  4. [S55] Charles Manwaring, Early Conn. Probate Records, 313-14.
  5. [S63] Register of the Society of Colonial Wars.

Anna Bancroft

d. between December 1684 and April 1694
Anna Bancroft|d. bt Dec 1684 - Apr 1694|p26.htm#i635|John Bancroft|d. b 12 May 1635|p35.htm#i861|Anne (__?__)||p35.htm#i862|Thomas Bancroft|d. bt 13 Oct 1626 - 11 Oct 1627|p52.htm#i1290|Rebecca (__?__)|d. bt 1627 - 1639|p52.htm#i1291|||||||

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áááááAnna Bancroft was born. She was the daughter of John Bancroft and Anne (__?__). She married Sergt. John Griffin on 13 May 1647 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn..1,2 She died between December 1684 and April 1694 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Conn..3
áááááAnna Bancroft immigrated after 1635 Came to New England with her widowed mother and siblings.

Children of Anna Bancroft and Sergt. John Griffin

Citations

  1. [S62] Henry R. Stiles, History of Ancient Windsor, 2:40,346.
  2. [S145] Salmon Brook Historical Society, The Heritage of Granby, 162.
  3. [S282] TAG, George E. McCracken, "John Griffin of Windsor", 38(1962):101.

Nathan Gillett

b. say 1613, d. 15 September 1689
Nathan Gillett|b. s 1613\nd. 15 Sep 1689|p26.htm#i636|Rev. William Gillett|d. b 16 Apr 1641|p26.htm#i638||||||||||||||||

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áááááNathan Gillett was born say 1613 in Chaffcombe, Somerset, England.1 He was the son of Rev. William Gillett. He married (__?__) (__?__) circa 1639.1 He died on 15 September 1689 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn..1
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Residence: circa 1671 Removed from Windsor to Simsbury.
Immigration: circa 1633, From England.
Freeman: on 14 May 1634 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Mass..
Military Service: in 1637 Service in the Pequot Indian War, for which he received a land grant of 50 acres in 1671.2

áááááNathans arrival in America is uncertain. He possibly arrived about 1633 with his brother Jonathan. His brother Jonathan made his second trip to America in 1634. Nathan was admitted freeman at Dorchester May 14, 1634. In 1635 he was among the first settlers of Windsor, CT.
áááááNathans wife, whose name is not recorded, died in February, 1670/71. Shortly thereafter, Nathan sold his Windsor property to his brother Jonathan and possibly moved to Simsbury, although his death is recorded in Windsor.
áááááNathan Gillett's estate was not probated because he had conveyed to his heirs in 1688 the year before his death. Several of these conveyances are entered in Simsbury deeds in the volume 1 1/2:109.
áááááA soldier in the Pequot Indian War in 1637, for which he received a grant of 50 acres in 1671.1

Children of Nathan Gillett and (__?__) (__?__)

Citations

  1. [S215] Robert Charles Anderson The Great Migration Begins, 770-772.
  2. [S41] James Shepard, Conn. Soldiers in the Pequot War, 16.

(__?__) (__?__)

b. before 1617, d. 21 February 1670/71

Relationship=9th great-grandmother of Norbert Raymond Bankert.
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ááááá(__?__) (__?__) was born before 1617 in England.1 She married Nathan Gillett, son of Rev. William Gillett, circa 1639.2 She died on 21 February 1670/71 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn..3

Children of (__?__) (__?__) and Nathan Gillett

Citations

  1. [S215] Robert Charles Anderson The Great Migration Begins, 770-772, "above fifty years" old on 30 May 1667.
  2. [S215] Robert Charles Anderson The Great Migration Begins, 770-772.
  3. [S62] Henry R. Stiles, History of Ancient Windsor, 1:880; 2:297.

Rev. William Gillett

d. before 16 April 1641

Relationship=10th great-grandfather of Norbert Raymond Bankert.
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áááááRev. William Gillett died before 16 April 1641 (when his will is proved) in Chaffcombe, Somerset, England.
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Occupation: Reverand, Rector of Chaffcombe, Somersetshire.

áááááReverend William Gyllett [Gillett] is said by some to have fled from France but I have seen no verification on this. On 4 Feb 1609/1610 he was Rector of the parish at Chaffcombe, Somerset, England. William probably died early in 1641 as his will was proved on 16 April of that year. His will names children and a brother, Richard.
áááááWilliam's sons, Jonathan and Nathan, emigrated to New England about 1633. It is probable that his son Jeremiah also came to New England as there was a land grant to "Jeremy Gillett Senr" in Connecticut which looks suspiciously like a grant for service in the Pequot War. Lack of records indicate that this Jeremiah Gillett probably returned to England. Indeed, Jeremiah, the son of Rev. William Gillett, is present in England at his fathers death in 1641. However, it also appears that a son, Jeremiah, may have come to New England and occupied his grant. This probable son, called "Sergeant", died in 1708.

Proved 16 Apr 1641, Taunton Wills, 1641, File 13. My daughters Habiah& Mary, son Nathan, son William, son Thomas, son Jeremiah. "The restof my goods I give to my son, William, whom I make my executor, Mr.Joseph Greenfield, Mr. Luffe, my brother Richard & my kinsman, HenryHutchins, overseers. Inventory was taken by two parishioners, ThomasPalmer & Lawrence Leley. To each of his children, "in England," he left two silver spoons apiece and one "chayre" and one frame stool.

Children of Rev. William Gillett

Hannah Gillett

b. 10 February 1745/46, d. 18 September 1807
Hannah Gillett|b. 10 Feb 1745/46\nd. 18 Sep 1807|p26.htm#i639|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|||||||

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áááááHannah Gillett was born on 10 February 1745/46 in Salmon Brook (now Granby), Simsbury, Hartford Co., Conn.. She was the daughter of Othniel Gillett and Eunice(?) (__?__). She married Daniel Holcomb, son of Judah Holcomb and Hannah Buttolph, circa 1769. She died on 18 September 1807 in Southwick, Hampden Co., Mass., at age 61. She was buried in Baptist cemetery.

Children of Hannah Gillett and Daniel Holcomb

Azariah Gillett

b. 26 December 1744, d. 23 February 1829
Azariah Gillett|b. 26 Dec 1744\nd. 23 Feb 1829|p26.htm#i640|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-granduncle of Norbert Raymond Bankert.
áááááAzariah Gillett (twin), was born on 26 December 1744 in Salmon Brook (now Granby), Simsbury, Hartford Co., Conn.. He was the son of Othniel Gillett and Eunice(?) (__?__). He married Lucy (__?__). He died on 23 February 1829 in Granby, Hartford Co., Conn., at age 84.
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Religion/Church: in First Congregational Church, Granby, Hartford Co., Conn..
Military Service: American Revolution Veteran.

Children of Azariah Gillett and Lucy (__?__)

Nathan Gillett

b. 26 December 1744, d. 15 May 1825
Nathan Gillett|b. 26 Dec 1744\nd. 15 May 1825|p26.htm#i641|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|||||||

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áááááNathan Gillett (twin), was born on 26 December 1744 in Salmon Brook (now Granby), Simsbury, Hartford Co., Conn..1,2 He was the son of Othniel Gillett and Eunice(?) (__?__). He married Dorcas Holcomb, daughter of Ephraim Holcomb and Dorcas Hayes, circa 1766.3,4 He died on 15 May 1825 in Granby, Hartford Co., Conn., at age 80.5 He was buried probably in Granby Center cemetery (no stone).
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Religion/Church: First Congregational Church, Granby Conn.
Military Service: DAR; 1776 American Revolution Veteran, Capt. Hayes Co., Defense of New York City.6

áááááNathan and his twin brother, Azariah, were born in that part of ancient Simsbury called then Salmon Brook, and now Granby. He and his brother Azariah would remain close throughout their life and shared homesteads and land on No. Granby Rd.
áááááNathan married Dorcas Holcomb probably about 1765 when both were about twenty years old. For the most part, the births of their eight children were unrecorded, however, it would appear that the oldest, daughter Zeruah, was born in 1767, and the youngest, Rodolphus, about eighteen years later, circa 1785.
áááááIn 1776, General George Washington feared that Sir William Howe, who was forced to evacuate Boston, would Join his brother, Admiral Lord Howe, and proceed to take New York City. To bolster his limited Continental Troops, General Washington requested that Connecticut send down a portion of her Militia. Answering the call was a company of Granby men commanded by Captain Samuel Hayes. Among the twenty-five enlisted men were Nathan Gillett, his twin brother, Azariah, and their brother-in-law, Consider Holcomb. 6 Captain Hayes Company marched to New Haven and then went by boat to land at Flatbush on Long Island on August 22, 1776 and become part of the 18'th Regiment commanded by Colonel Jonathan Pettibone.
áááááWithin a few weeks, New York City had fallen to the British and it would remain in British hands for the next seven years. General Washington placed the blame on "too great a dependence on the militia" and demanded better training of short term enlistments. The local militia troops also learned from the experience and their training would make them more effective in future service.

"Starting in 1802, the twins, Nathan and Azariah, begin selling land to their sons. They are getting older and ready to retire. The whole idea is to get rid of all your land before you die and thus have no estate. In 1808, the twins home lot was sold to Eli. Nathan even sold all rights to land willed to his wife in 1811. But that same day, Eli sold his parents house back to his mother. This insures security for Dorcas if Nathan should die in debt (which he did). Again in 1817, in more creative financing, Nathan and Dorcas sold 2 3/4 acres to Truman who sold it back just to Dorcas the same day. Nathan only had personal property and debts when he died. No probate record was found for Azariah." (Carol Laun).

Nathan died in May of 1825 at the age of 80. His widow, Dorcas, died two months later, also at the age of 80. His estate was insolvent and showed only personal property valued at $66.18.

Children of Nathan Gillett and Dorcas Holcomb

Citations

  1. [S65] Flora S. Clark, Gillett Manuscripts, 3:7.
  2. [S137] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury B, M, & D's, 76.
  3. [S66] GPR, 1:47-49, the will of Ephraim Holcomb dated 16 December 1794, probate 25 July 1808; "to my Eldest Daughter Dorcas Gillet, Wife of Nathan Gillet".
  4. [S221] Carol Laun, Burials in the Granby Center Cemetery, 129, Zeruah Gillett, prob. the eldest dau. was born Aug. 1767..
  5. [S221] Carol Laun, Burials in the Granby Center Cemetery, 139.
  6. [S222] Henry P. Johnston, Record of Service of Connecticut Men, 1:472.

Eunice Gillett

b. 19 September 1742, d. before 1773
Eunice Gillett|b. 19 Sep 1742\nd. b 1773|p26.htm#i642|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-grandaunt of Norbert Raymond Bankert.
áááááEunice Gillett was born on 19 September 1742 in Salmon Brook (now Granby), Simsbury, Hartford Co., Conn.. She was the daughter of Othniel Gillett and Eunice(?) (__?__). She married Consider Holcomb Jr., son of Consider Holcomb and Ruth Griffin. She died before 1773.
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Religion/Church: in First Congregational Church, Granby, Hartford Co., Conn..

Children of Eunice Gillett and Consider Holcomb Jr.

Othniel Gillett

b. circa 1758, d. between 1840 and 1854
Othniel Gillett|b. c 1758\nd. bt 1840 - 1854|p26.htm#i643|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-granduncle of Norbert Raymond Bankert.
áááááOthniel Gillett was born circa 1758 in Salmon Brook (now Granby), Simsbury, Hartford Co., Conn.. He was the son of Othniel Gillett and Eunice(?) (__?__). He married Hannah Weed, daughter of Joseph Weed and Deborah Moses, on 28 January 1778 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Conn..1 He died between 1840 and 1854.

Child of Othniel Gillett and Hannah Weed

Citations

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

Adna Gillett

b. 7 July 1750
Adna Gillett|b. 7 Jul 1750|p26.htm#i644|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-granduncle of Norbert Raymond Bankert.
áááááAdna Gillett was born on 7 July 1750 in Salmon Brook (now Granby), Simsbury, Hartford Co., Conn..1 He was the son of Othniel Gillett and Eunice(?) (__?__). He married (1) Jane (__?__). He married (2) Mary 'Polly' Reeves, daughter of William Reeves and Olive Cadwell.
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Residence: on 6 September 1807 He and wife of Hartland, CT.

Children of Adna Gillett and Jane (__?__)

Children of Adna Gillett and Mary 'Polly' Reeves

Citations

  1. [S130] Unknown author, Revolutionary War Pension Files; Adna Gillett, American Revolution.

Thomas Buckland Gillett

b. circa 1753, d. 7 June 1820
Thomas Buckland Gillett|b. c 1753\nd. 7 Jun 1820|p26.htm#i645|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-granduncle of Norbert Raymond Bankert.
áááááThomas Buckland Gillett was born circa 1753 in Salmon Brook (now Granby), Simsbury, Hartford Co., Conn..1 He was the son of Othniel Gillett and Eunice(?) (__?__). He married (1) Rhoda Gozzard, daughter of Abel Gozzard and Rebecca Holcomb, on 30 June 1774 in Granby, Hartford Co., Conn.. He married (2) Mary (widow) Hale on 7 June 1798 in Suffield, Hartford Co., Conn.. He died on 7 June 1820 in North Granby, Hartford Co., Conn..

Children of Thomas Buckland Gillett and Rhoda Gozzard

Citations

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

Ephraim Gillett

b. circa 1760, d. 4 November 1846
Ephraim Gillett|b. c 1760\nd. 4 Nov 1846|p26.htm#i646|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-granduncle of Norbert Raymond Bankert.
áááááEphraim Gillett was born circa 1760 in Salmon Brook (now Granby), Simsbury, Hartford Co., Conn.. He was the son of Othniel Gillett and Eunice(?) (__?__). He married (1) Talitha Gozzard, daughter of Abel Gozzard and Rebecca Holcomb, on 19 June 1781 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Conn.. He married (2) Lucy Pison (possibly dau. of John Payson) on 8 November 1797 in North Granby, Conn.. He died on 4 November 1846 in Granby, Hartford Co., Conn.. He was buried in West Granby cemetery.
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Military Service: American Revolution Veteran and pensioner.

Children of Ephraim Gillett and Talitha Gozzard

Children of Ephraim Gillett and Lucy Pison

Hannah Weed

b. circa 1751, d. 27 April 1833
Hannah Weed|b. c 1751\nd. 27 Apr 1833|p26.htm#i647|Joseph Weed|b. 2 Nov 1708\nd. 30 Nov 1771|p125.htm#i3108|Deborah Moses|b. 3 Nov 1718\nd. 15 Dec 1809|p125.htm#i3107|||||||John Moses|b. 26 Apr 1681\nd. 1759|p125.htm#i3105|Hannah Hoskins|b. 19 Jan 1689/90\nd. Nov 1759|p125.htm#i3106|

Relationship=3rd cousin 6 times removed of Norbert Raymond Bankert.
áááááHannah Weed was born circa 1751. She was the daughter of Joseph Weed and Deborah Moses. She married Othniel Gillett, son of Othniel Gillett and Eunice(?) (__?__), on 28 January 1778 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Conn..1 She died on 27 April 1833 in Litchfield, Litchfield Co., Conn.. She was buried in Northfield cemetery, Litchfield, Conn.

Child of Hannah Weed and Othniel Gillett

Citations

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

Hannah Gillett

b. 19 November 1778, d. 3 April 1842
Hannah Gillett|b. 19 Nov 1778\nd. 3 Apr 1842|p26.htm#i648|Othniel Gillett|b. c 1758\nd. bt 1840 - 1854|p26.htm#i643|Hannah Weed|b. c 1751\nd. 27 Apr 1833|p26.htm#i647|Othniel Gillett|b. 7 Jan 1714/15\nd. 6 Sep 1800|p26.htm#i626|Eunice(?) (__?__)||p26.htm#i627|Joseph Weed|b. 2 Nov 1708\nd. 30 Nov 1771|p125.htm#i3108|Deborah Moses|b. 3 Nov 1718\nd. 15 Dec 1809|p125.htm#i3107|

Relationship=1st cousin 6 times removed of Norbert Raymond Bankert.
áááááHannah Gillett was born on 19 November 1778 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Conn.. She was the daughter of Othniel Gillett and Hannah Weed. She married (1), at age 19, Tyrus Goodwin, age 32 on 9 January 1798. She married (2) David Mansfield Jr. after 1802. She died on 3 April 1842 at age 63.

Consider Holcomb Jr.

b. 6 May 1741
Consider Holcomb Jr.|b. 6 May 1741|p26.htm#i649|Consider Holcomb|b. c 1710\nd. 17 Jan 1765|p104.htm#i2585|Ruth Griffin|b. 14 Mar 1717\nd. 10 Sep 1798|p104.htm#i2586|Thomas Holcomb|b. 30 Mar 1666\nd. 5 Mar 1730/31|p57.htm#i1425|Rebecca Pettibone|b. 9 Mar 1674/75\nd. 13 Oct 1731|p58.htm#i1435|John Griffin|b. 20 Oct 1656\nd. 19 Aug 1737|p31.htm#i761|Mary Bacon|b. 12 Oct 1685|p45.htm#i1119|

Relationship=2nd cousin 7 times removed of Norbert Raymond Bankert.
áááááConsider Holcomb Jr. was born on 6 May 1741 in Salmon Brook (now Granby), Simsbury, Hartford Co., Conn..1 He was the son of Consider Holcomb and Ruth Griffin. He married Eunice Gillett, daughter of Othniel Gillett and Eunice(?) (__?__).

Children of Consider Holcomb Jr. and Eunice Gillett

Citations

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

WelthiaáAnn Holcomb

b. 9 October 1776
WelthiaáAnn Holcomb|b. 9 Oct 1776|p26.htm#i650|Daniel Holcomb|b. 21 Oct 1748\nd. 2 May 1812|p27.htm#i657|Hannah Gillett|b. 10 Feb 1745/46\nd. 18 Sep 1807|p26.htm#i639|Judah Holcomb|b. 1705\nd. 5 Jan 1802|p69.htm#i1715|Hannah Buttolph|b. 20 Feb 1711/12\nd. 11 Mar 1765|p70.htm#i1728|Othniel Gillett|b. 7 Jan 1714/15\nd. 6 Sep 1800|p26.htm#i626|Eunice(?) (__?__)||p26.htm#i627|

Relationship=1st cousin 6 times removed of Norbert Raymond Bankert.
áááááWelthiaáAnn Holcomb was born on 9 October 1776. She was the daughter of Daniel Holcomb and Hannah Gillett.
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