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Edward Judson Brockett.

The descendants of John Brockett, one of the original founders of New Haven colony. Illustrated with portraits and armorial bearings; an historical introduction relating to the settlement of New Haven and Wallingford, Connecticut. The English Brocketts. A pedigree of Brockett, published in England online

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Online LibraryEdward Judson BrockettThe descendants of John Brockett, one of the original founders of New Haven colony. Illustrated with portraits and armorial bearings; an historical introduction relating to the settlement of New Haven and Wallingford, Connecticut. The English Brocketts. A pedigree of Brockett, published in England → online text (page 4 of 21)
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•4-138 Jared, b. 1779; m. Polly Robinson.

T39 Sybil, b. 1781 ; m. Andrew Pierpont Nov. 28, 1804; probably m. 2d
Levi Cooper.
-(-140 Moses T., b. 1782; m. Patty Robinson.

141 Abel, b. June, 1783.



61

John Brockett^ (Samuel,^ John^ John^), son of Samuel and
Mehitable (Hill) Brockett, was born May 27, 1714.

He married Abigail who died on Jany, 26, 1786. In

1760, John and Abigail, his wife, were members of the First
Congregational Church in New Haven.

Children^.

142 Isaiah, b. 1754; d. Feb. 13, 1840. Served in Revolutionary War, in
Benjamin Trumbull's regiment.
+ 143 John, b. 1755; d. about 1832; m., ist, Sarah Smith, Dec. 26, 1785;
2d, Maria Smith, Feb. 23, 1818.

144 Thankful, b. about 1757.

145 Betsey, b. about 1759.



62

Samuel Brockett* {Samuel,^ John,^ John^), son of Samuel
and Mehitable (Hill) Brockett, was born Nov. 23, 1716.

He married Eunice Todd, Oct. 27, 1745, who was the daugh-
ter of Benjamin Todd and Lydia Ailing. Eunice was born De-
cember 6, 1723, and died June i, 1804.

In 1760, Samuel and Eunice, his wife, were members of the
First Congregational Church in New Haven. He lived at "Blue
Hills" one mile south of Mt. Carmel.

In the later years of his life he suffered from palsy in his
lower limbs ; died March 20, 1792, and was buried in the
Montowese Cemetery.

Children^.

-fi46 Tilly (Matilda), b. Feb. 14, 1746; m. Mr. Eaton.

147 Samuel, b. June 26, 1748; unmarried.

148 Jesse, b. May 7, 1758; unmarried. Thomas Brockett, Jr., appointed

administrator in 1804. Personal estate valued £233.



FOURTH GENERATION, 45

+149 Peninah, b. Feb. 9, 1759; m. Thaddeus Todd.

-j-150 Lois (or Chloe), bap. Nov. 23, 1766; m. Manning Bull.



64

Enos Brockett'* (Samuel,^ John^ John^), son of Samuel and
Mehitable (Hill) Brockett, was born Dec. 28, 1719.

He married Miriam Bradley, May 15, 1745, who was born in
1720, and died Jan. 12, 1809. She was a grand-daughter of Col.
Wm. Bradley, who is said to have been an officer in Cromwell's
Army, and sister of Ruth Bradley, who m. Samuel Brockett.

Children^.

151 Abraham, b. Feb. 23, 1745; d. Sept. 9, 1751.

152 Abigail, b. Jan. 21, 1748; d. Sept. 17, 1781 ; m. ist, Michael Ames.

Jan. 22, 1778; 2d, Caleb Ives.

153 Levi, b. 1753; d. Nov. 16, 1762.

-|-IS4 Enos, b. Sept. 17, 1755; m. Hannah Jacobs.

155 Solomon, bap. April 24, 1763.

156 Miriam, bap. Sept. 30, 1764; m. Caleb Davis, April 5, 1783.



66

Jacob Brockett^ {Samuel^ Johnr John^), son of Samuel and
Mehitable (Hill) Brockett, was born April 12, 1727.

In Jany., 1755, he married Mary Tuttle (daughter of Daniel
Tuttle and Mary Mansfield), who died June 20, 1760 leaving
two children.

Jacob married 2d, Nov. 13, 1760, Sarah Munson, who was b.
June 27, 1744, and had eight children. He served in the Revolu-
tionary War and received his commission as Captain in Col.
Douglas' Regiment, 5th Battalion, Gen. Wadsworth's Brigade,
raised in 1776.

His company was of men from Branford, Wallingford, Ham-
den, North Haven and New Haven. He received his discharge
in Feby., 1777.

John Brockett was in his Company. Abraham Ives, of Walling-
ford, a member of Captain Brockett's Co., in Col. Douglas' Regi-
ment, died aged 22 years. Jacob Brockett was also a Captain of a
Company, at Tryon's Invasion, under Lieut- Col. Sabin, in July 5,



46 THE BROCKETT GENEALOGY.

1779 ; on his return from the Tryon Invasion, he was honored with
an official position in the First Ecclesiastical Society.

Jacob was the only native of the New Haven Colony honored
by the Commission during the Revolutionary War ; he led his
Company through the severe Campaign of the summer of 1776
and returned with all the North Haven men except Isaac Bishop,
who died in service.

Memo, — Jacob, Isaiah, Munson, John and Enos Brockett
signed an agreement as Volunteers in Benjamin Trumbull's Co.,
and enlisted for 3 months, probably prior to joining Douglas'
Regiment.

The date of his death is not known, but was before 1792.

Children^ by First Wife.

157 Mary, b. Oct. 10, 1755.

158 Christopher, b. 1757.

Children^ by Second Wife.

+159 Munson, b. Oct. 5, 1761 ; m. Hannah Allen.

-}-i6o Benajah, b. Aug. 8, 1763; m. Lois Tuttle.

161 Asahel, b. Nov. 7, 1765; d. April 20, 1771.

162 Uri, b. Aug. 21, 1768; d. March 7, 1773.

163 Eli, b. July 7, 1770; d. March 9, 1773.
-I-164 Asahel, b. Dec, 1775; m. Amy Ives.

165 Sally, bap. Nov. 15, 1778; m. Jared Norton, Oct. 4, 1786, at North

Haven.

166 Chloe, bap. March 18, 1781 ; m. Jesse Bull, July 8, 1790.



67

Ebenezer Brockett* (Samuel,^ John? Johii^), son of Samuel
and Mehitable (Hill) Brockett, was born July 15th, 1730.

He married and lived in Waterbury, Conn.

The Muster Rolls of Conn. Regiments in Service from 1755
— 1762 have been recently recovered, and are now in the State
Library at Hartford, Ct.

In them we find that between Sept. i and 17, 1755, Ebenezer
and Job Brockett enlisted in the Co. of Capt. Eldad Lewis, of
Southington, with 34 men from Waterbury, Ct.

In 1779, Col. Russell issued an order to the Officers of the
Alarm List and the Militia in the Parish of New Haven ; on the



FOURTH GENERATION. 47

back of this order was endorsed the names of Richard, Ebenezer
and Isaiah Brockett. Ebenezer died Feby, 19, 1812,

Children^.

4-167 Joe], b. Aug. II, 1760; d. July 4, 1846.

168 Elizabeth m. Asahel Stebbins, Jan. 10, 1788.

70

Isaac Brockett^ (Samuel,^ John-' John^), son of Samuel and
Mehitable (Hill) Brockett, was born Dec. 30, 1736. He mar-
ried Eunice Scott, who was born June 11, 1738. He died in 1791.
She was a member of Dr. Trumbull's church.

He was a private in the Revolutionary War and also in French
and Indian Wars. In Conn. Historical Society Col. Vol. 7 p. 220,
Isaac, with Isaiah, Munson, John, Enos and Jacob Brockett,
signed an agreement as Volunteers in Benjamin Trumbull's Co.,
and enlisted for 3 months ; Original Agreement is in possession
of Jos. Torry.

His Will was recorded July 24, 1790, dated June 9, 1790, and says: "I
give Eunice, my wife, my house and barn, with land ; my son, Levi, south
Lot ; my son Isaac, one-half wood land ; my sons Samuel and Abraham and
my daughter Elizabeth Stebbins, each two sheep ; my two daughters
Eunice and Obedience, all the household furniture given to their mother
when she has done with it."

Children^.

-f-169 Levi, b. 1759; d. 1793; m. Sarah .

4-170 Abraham, b. 1760; m. Catherine Hart.

171 Eunice, b. 1762.

172 Obedience, b. 176,3 ; d. Feb. 26, 1773.

-|-I73 Samuel, b. June 27, 1767; m. Rebecca Haywood.

174 Ruth, b. 1768; d. June 4, 1773.

175 Beda, b. 1770; m. July 22, 1800, Lyman Barnes, son of Ebenezer

and Lucinda Barnes, who was b. July 22, 1774.
-I-176 Isaac, b. June 7, 1771 ; m. Mary Hamilton.
177 Elizabeth, m. Mr. Stebbins.

71

Titus Brockett^ (Samuel,^ Samuel,^ John^), son of Samuel
and Rachel (Brown) Brockett, was born July 28, 1700.

He married Mary Turhand, daughter of Henry Turhand, of
WalHngford, Feb. 12, 1728. She died May 11, 1777, aged 64



48 THE BROCKETT GENEALOGY.

years. Titus was one of the most active Episcopalians in the
place, in 1757, and was one of the four largest contributors
toward the 2d Episcopal church edifice, in 1762. He was at
one time a member of the famous Parson Andrews church, who
was so violent a Tory that he had to flee to Nova Scotia for
safety.

Parties had been formed for and against the British Govern-
ment. In Wallingford the feeling ran high and Titus sided with
the Tories.

In Davis' History of Wallingford, we find that Titus died of
smallpox July 29, 1773 ; at the time of his funeral the Whigs
would not allow him to be buried with other members of the
family, but compelled Turhand, Kirtland and two others, to have
the grave dug on a wet, spongy place directly under the east
fence of the burying ground, the water immediately filled the
grave though in mid-summer ; it was therefore necessary to sink
the coffin with two rails till the earth could be returned.

For a long time these rails remained standing up out of the
grave and did not decay ; some of the family supposed that the
timber was supernaturally preserved as a testimony against the
Whigs.

In his will, dated Feb. 8, 1770, he gives a portion of his
property to the Church of England, also to his wife, Mary, his
nephew, Zuar, and his niece, Rachel, wife of Constant Kirtland.

ChildS.

178 Turhand, b. March 7, 173.3 ; d. May 23, 1738.



74

Isaac Brockett'* {Samuel,^ Samuel^ John^), son of Samuel
and Rachel (Brown) Brockett, was born Sept. 3, 1705, and mar-
ried Mary Sedgwick, daughter of Samuel and Ruth Sedgwick, of
Hartford, on June 16, 1731, who d. Jan. 19, 1734.

He married 2d, Elizabeth Culver, Feb. 25, 1737. She sur-
vived him and married Daniel Frisbie, May 4, 1748.

Isaac was an ardent churchman. He had a negro boy named



FOURTH GENERATION. 49

Esau, as slavery was a common custom in Connecticut with well-
to-do people of that date.

Immediately after the Revolution a statute was made declar-
ing that no negro or mulatto child born in this State after March
I, 1748, should be held in servitude, after he or she should
arrive at the age of 25 years. Although the custom had ceased
the act prohibiting slavery in Conn, was not passed until 1848.

He died Oct. 18, 1746, and his will was probated Nov. 13, 1746.

Titus was made executor, "I give to my wife Elizabeth the home-
stead until my youngest son is of age, and then to have one-third, after my
daughter, by my first wife, has what I shall by this Will give her. I give
to my daughter Rachel all the movable estate which her mother brought,
also 135 pounds sterling which I received for land that came in right of
her mother. I give and bequeath to my three children, Rachel, Esther and
Ruth, and the child expected, if a daughter and she should live, to them
their heirs, all my real estate, and the remainder of my personal property,
to be equally divided; and in case the child now unborn should be a son,
then to have a double portion of all my estate, except that given to Rachel,
his estate invoiced at £4478 2s. 6p."

ChildS by First Wife.
-\-17g Rachel, b. May 23, 1732; m. Constant Kirtland.

Children^ by Second Wife.

180 Ruth, b. Feb. 3, 1738; d. Sept. 30, 1743.

181 Esther, b. Oct. r6, 1739; m. Benjamin Johnson, Aug. 15, 1759.

182 Hannah, b. Oct. 6, 1741 ; d. Sept. 26, 1743.

183 Ruth, b. Oct. 13, 1743 ; d. Feb. 19, 1744.

184 Ruth, Oct. 26, 1744; d. Oct. I, 1798; m. Thomas E. Munson, April

22, 1766; had one daughter.
-I-185 Isaac, b. 1747; d. June 22, 1790.



76

Abigail Brockett'^ {Samuel,^ Samuel,^ John^), daughter of
Samuel and Rachel (Brown) Brockett, was born Feb. 11, 1711,
died Nov. 17, 1800.

She married Caleb Munson, April 23, 1735, who was born
Aug. 19, 1709, and died July 25, 1747; they had six children.

She married 2d, Isaac Bronson, Nov. 22, 1750, as his 2d
wife, and had two children. His first wife was Eunice Richards,
and his sister, Anna, married Isaac Tuttle.



50 THE BROCKETT GENEALOGY.

Children^

1 Mabel Miinson, b. June 2, 1735.

2 Abner Munson, b. March 2, 1736 ; m. Azuba Bronson.

3 Herman Munson, b. Oct. 28, 1738; m. Anne Bronson.

4 Caleb Munson, b. March 3, 1741.

5 Cornelius Munson, b. April 16, 1742.

6 Benjamin Munson, b. August 23, 1744.

7 Titus Bronson, b. Oct. 15, 1751 ; m. Hannah Cook.

8 Abigail Bronson, b. Aug. 12, 1753 ; m. M. A. Hickox.



77

Samuel Brockett'* (Samuel^ Samuclr JoJin^), son of Samuel
and Rachel (Brown) Brockett, was born June 21, 17 14.

He married Ruth Bradley, dau. James Bradley and Sarah
Humiston, his 2d cousin, who was born 1716, and died April
12, 1780, in Wolcott, Ct. They lived at Wallingford ; removed
to Wolcott. After his wife's death he removed to Southington,
where he m. 2d, Sarah Jones. Samuel died at Southington, Ct.,
August 27, 1796.

Children^.

+ 186 Samuel, b. Jan. 10, 1743, at Wallingford, Conn.

187 Eunice, b. Jan. 15, 1745; d. at Waterbury, Conn., Dec. 22, 1830; m.
Gideon Todd, March 4, 1799, as his second wife, and had four
children.
-fi88 Zuar, b. March 24, 1747; m. Abigail Smith.

189 Joel, b. June 14, I74^>; d. young.
+190 Joel, b. July 28, 1750; m. Hannah Clark.
+ 191 Zenas, b. July 12, 1752; m. Abigail Johnson.
-j-192 Rachel, b. Jan. 22, I755; d. Oct. 17, 1776, in Wolcott, Conn.

193 Benjamin, b. Oct. i, 1760; d. young.
+194 Amos, b. April 10, 1757 ; m. Lucy Button.

19s Benjamin, b. Nov. 22, 1763; d. March i, 1842; m. Rebecca Matthews
Aug. 9, 1791, who was b. May 2, 1765, and d. in Waterbury, July
6, 1830.

78

Daniel Brockett'* {John^ Samuel^ Johti^), son of John
and Huldah (Ells) Brockett, was born April 3rd, 1712.

He married Rachel

His will was probated August 4, 1740, and made his wife
guardian of his only child. The exact date of his death is un-
known, but must have been about 1740.



FOURTH GENERATION, 5I

Children^.



196 Daniel, b. July 3, 1738; d. Dec. 25, 1738.

197 Daniel, b. April 13, 1740.



80

Anna Brockett,'* (John,^ Samuel,^ John^), daughter of John
and Huldah (Ells) Brockett, was born Feby. 2, 1715, married
Jan. 18, 1737, Captain Gideon Hotchkiss, and died Aug. i, 1762.

In Tuttle's Genealogy she is spoken of as an "eminently pious
woman" and "her husband as one of the principal men who
founded the church at Prospect and the first deacon of the church
at Naugatuck, Ct. He died Sept. 3, 1807, aged 91 years; leav-
ing 105 grandchildren, 155 great-grandchildren, and 4 of the 5th
generation."

Capt. Hotchkiss, his son, Jesse, and his grandson, Asahel, all
served in the Revolutionary War, an unusual family record.

Children^.

1 Jesse Hotchkiss, b. Oct. 9, 1738; had a son Asahel, b. Feb., 1760

(a drummer boy in the Revolutionary War) ; he had a son
Asahel Augustus Hotchkiss, he had a son Charles Albert Hotch-
kiss, who married Hannah Smith ; they had a daughter Ella
Hotchkiss, b. in Sharon, Conn., May 11, 1861 ; married Norton L.
Edwards, June 29, 1880, and resides in Bridgeport, Conn ; their
children (I.) Berkeley H. Edwards, b. March 20. 1883; (H.)
Marion Louise, b. April 7, 1885; (HI.) Kenneth Beach, h. Oct
8, 1895.

2 David Hotchkiss, b. April 5, 1740.

3 Abraham Hotchkiss, b. May 3, 1742; d. May 3, 1742.

4 Gideon Hotchkiss, b. Dec. 31, 1744; m. Mary Scott; d. Jan. 6, 1819.

5 Huldah Hotchkiss, b. June 27, 1747; m. Josiah Paine.

6 Anna Hotchkiss, b. Oct. 22, 1749; m. Reuben Williams.

7 Amos Hotchkiss, b. Nov. 24, 1751.

8 Submit Hotchkiss, b. June 2, 1753 ; m. David Paine.

9 Titus Hotchkiss, b. June 26, 1755 ; m. Rachel Guernsey.

10 Eben Hotchkiss, b. Dec. 13, 1757; m. Mary Sanford (daughter of
Gideon Sanford) ; children: Gideon M., who had a son Harry;
who had a daughter Ellen, who married Mr. Eaton ; they had
a son H. L. Elton, now residing in Waterbury, Conn.

After the death of Anna Brockett, Gideon Hotchkiss married 2d,
Mabel Stiles, daughter of Isaac Stiles, of Southbury, Conn. ; they had
seven children: Mabel, h. May 23, 1764; Phebe, b. Aug. 29, 1765; Hannah,
b. Oct. 14, 1766; d. Nov. 26, 1766; Stiles, b. Jan. 30, 1768; Olive, b. Nov.
21, 1769; Millicent, b. May 6, 1771 ; Anisi, July 3, 1774.



52 THE BROCKETT GENEALOGY.

86

Elisha Brockett,* {John,^ Samuel^ John^), son of John and
Huldah (Ells) Brockett, was born May 31, 1726, at Wallingford,
Ct.

He served in the French and Indian War, in 1755-6, in Capt.
Street Hall's Co., which was attached to a N. Y. Regiment. He
was of a patriotic spirit ; the name of his wife we have not
found, but his son enlisted in the Revolutionary War, serving
for the entire seven years.

Child^.
+ 198 William, b. about 1750; m. Martha Ives.

87

John Brockett* {John^ Samuel^ John^), son of John and
Huldah (Ells) Brockett, was born Feby. 14, 1728; and mar-
ried Jemima Tuttle, June 26, 1748, at Wallingford.

Children^.

199 Christopher, b. June 2, 1749; m. Nov. 23. 1769, Elizabeth Tuttle,

daughter of Ezra Tuttle and Hannah Todd. She died before
1793. and left no children.

200 Susannah, b. Nov. 17, 1750; d. Oct. 3, 1796; probably m. Ebenezer

Heaton, Aug. 17, 1767.



91

Hezekiah Brockett,'^ {Benjamin^ Samuel^ John^), son of
Benjamin and Lydia (Elcock) Brockett, was born Dec. 31,
1727, and died at West Haven. April 17, 1797.

He married ist, Hannah Ives, Dec. 12, 1757. She died in 1759.
He married 2d, May 16, 1761, Mary Russell, daughter of Lyman
and Polly (Hitchcock) Russell, of Woodbridge. She was born
Feb. 7, 1739, ^nd died at West Haven, Sept. 13, 1806.

He was in the French and Indian Wars, serving as a private
from Jime 21, to Dec. 2, 1755, in the Company of Captain
Street Hall, of Wallingford, one of the Conn. Companies that
went to fill up the New York Colony's quota of troops.



FIFTH GENERATION. 53

April 17, 1756, he enlisted under Captain Baldwin, of Mil-
ford, in the 7th Co., of the First Regiment of Col. Phineas
Lyman.

Children^ by First Wife.

201 Elizabeth, b. about Oct. 1758; m. Mr. Myers.
4-202 Hezekiah, b. Oct. 18, I759; m- Ruth lues.

Children^ by Second Wife.

202a Benjamin, b. Jan. 27, 1762; m. Rachel Clark.
202b Abigail, b. Aug. 17, 1763; m- Aaron Lyman.
202c Mary, b. Aug. 7, 1765 ; m. Gilead Kimberly.
202d Lydia, b. Dec. 20, 1766; m. Samuel Trowbridge.
2026 Susanna, b. April 11, 1769.
202f William, b. i773; lost at sea, at 21 years of age.



94

Benjamin Brockett,'* (Benjamin,^ Samuel,^ John^), son of
Benjamin and Lydia (Elcock) Brockett, was born May 2, 1733,
and died June 30, 1804.

He married Althea Ray, Jany. 3, 1770, who died Aug. 25,
1828, aged 85 years. She was a member of Dr. Trumbull's
church. His will was dated June 6, 1804, and contains the
following items.

2d. I give and bequeath to my son, David Brockett, of Hamden, my lot
of land near Richard Brocket's barn, containing about six acres more or
less ; this in addition to what I have already done, to be his full portion.
3d. I give and bequeath to my son, Benjamin Brockett, all the remammg
part of my Real Estate both upland and meadow wherever to be found, to
him and his heirs forever. ^ .,■ •,

4th My Daughters Sibil Blakslee, Susannah Pierpont and Abigail
Brockett, having received a competency, I give them no more at present.
5th I give and bequeath to my Daughter Lois Brockett, one cow.
6th. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Patty Brocket, also one cow.
7th My Will is that after the death of my said wife, Althea, one-third
part of my Real Estate, given for her support, shall be and I do hereby
give and bequeath the same to my son Benjamin Brocket and to his heirs

8th My Will is that the moveables given to my said wife that shall
remain at her decease, shall belong to, and be equally divided between my
five daughters above named. . • t> 1 t-

9th. I oppoint, ordain and constitute my son Benjamin Brockett, Executor
of this my last Will and Testament. . . , , • j /

loth. I give and bequeath to my said son Benjamin that two thirds ot



54 THE BROCKETT GENEALOGY.

moveable estate, not yet disposed of, to him and to his heirs forever, he
paying all my debts that shall be due at my decease, and bearing my
funeral expenses.

Children^.

203 David, b. 1770; lived in Hamden, Conn.

204 Susannah, b. 1774; m. Benjamin Pierpont, Nov. 4, 1795.

205 Abigail, b. 1777 ; d. April 2, 1813 ; buried in Montowese Cemetery.

206 Lois, b. 1778; m. Oliver Smith, March 27, 1805.

207 Patty, b. 1780; m. Daniel Sackett, Jan. 15, 1812.
-f-208 Benjamin, b. 1781 ; m. Mabel Blakeslee.

209 Althea, b. 1782 ; d. Dec. 4, 1801 ; said proof catechism in Dr. Trum-
bull's church and with all her brothers and sisters was bap-
tized Nov. 21, 1790.
-|-2io Sibyl, b. 1783 ; m. Abraham Blakeslee.

99

Job Brockett,^ {Josiah,^ Samuel," John^), son of Josiah and
Mary , was born Sept. 20, 1727.

He married ist, Martha Ebernathe ; 2d, Martha Elcock.

Job enlisted in the Company of Eldad Lewis, of Southing-
ton, with "JT, men from that place, and 34 men from Waterbury,
between Sept. i and 17, 1755, serving in the Revolutionary
War.

The muster rolls of certain Conn. Companies in the Rev. War,
from 1755 to 1762, have been recently recovered, and are now in
State Library at Hartford. These have never been published and
are of valuable interest.

Children^ by First Wife.

211 Bezabell, b. April 9, 1751.

212 Jesse, b. Nov. 10, 1752.

213 Lucretia, b. July 29, 1756.

Children^ by Second Wife.

214 Martha, b. 1765 ; m. C. Jessup ; had one dau., Peggy.
-t-215 Jared, b. 1767 ; m. Eunice Marks.



100

Sarah Brockett,* {Josiah^ Samuel-' Johii^), the daughter

of Josiah and Mary ( ) Brockett, was born Dec. 7,

1728.



FIFTH GENERATION. 55

She married Roswell Bronson, son of (James Bronson) Aug.
22, 1750, who was born Oct. 22, 1727.

Children^.

(i) Roswell Bronson, b. Sept. 9, 1751.

(2) Sarah Bronson, b. Jan. 5, 1754; m. John Adams.

(3) Levi Bronson, b. June 12, 1757.

(4) Asahel Bronson, b. Nov. 28, 1759.

(5) Thankful Bronson, b. March 5, 1762; m. Amos. Hinman.

(6) Jesse Bronson, b. July r, 1763.



fftftb (Beneration.

105

IcHABOD Brockett,^ (Moses,^ Moses^ John^ John}), son of
Moses and Priscilla (Grannis) Brockett, was born March 27, 1743,
and died before 1796.

He married Susannah Frost at North Haven, March 20, 1765,
who died a widow Oct. 3, 1796, aged 51 years.

In Dec, 1764, Ichabod was appointed as Guardian of Anna,
Priscilla, and Moses, three minor children of Moses.

On Oct. 3 and 9, 1769, Walter Munson obtained two judg-
ments against Ichabod ; there being no chattels, a portion of his
land was sold to satisfy these judgments.

109

Moses Brockett,^ {Moses} Moses} John} John}), son of
Moses and Priscilla (Grannis) Brockett, was born about 1751.

According to the Records in the First Congregational Church
in New Haven this Moses married Dorothy Allen, March 15,
1776. In the New England Gen. Register Vol. 6. p. 133, under
the list of prisoners taken from the troops at Quebec, Dec. 31,
1775, was a Moses Brockett.

In the "N. Y. Records of Soldiers in the Revolutionary War"
appears the statement "The State of Connecticut furnished to
the State of New York a certain quota of Soldiers." Among the



56 THE BROCKETT GENEALOGY.

list of Soldiers thus furnished in the Third Regiment under Col.
James Clinton, appears the name of Moses Brockett. On a
subsequent page, "Moses Brockett was appointed as Corporal
Dec. 24, 1776, in the 5th Co. of the Third Regiment, and after-
ward became a prisoner of war."

On another page, that Moses Brockett was in the 5th Regi-
ment under Col. Lewis DuBois, and still later that Moses was a
member of the 2d Regiment of Artillery, under Col. John Lamb.



112

LsAiAH Brockett,^ (John,^ Moses,^ John^ John}), son of John
and Thankful (Frost) Brockett, was born Dec. 4, 1753, and died
Feb, 13, 1840.

He married Sarah Cooper^, Aug. 23, 1775, who died Jan. 21,
1824. Isaiah was a Corporal in the Revolutionary War; but
the records of the Town of North Haven, from 1786 down to
1838, with all the marriages, deaths, &c., were burned, a loss that
never can be replaced.

According to Conn. Historical Society Col. Vol. 7, p. 220,
Isaiah, with Isaac, Munson, John, Enos and Jacob Brockett,
signed an agreement as Volunteers in Benjamin Trumbull's Co.,
and enlisted for three months. This original document is in pos-
session of Jas. Torry. A six-dollar bill "Continental Currency,"
which was paid him for his services after the battle of Long
Island, is now owned by Chas. A. Brockett, of Kansas City, Mo.

In an account given by Isaiah's great grandson Eli J. Brockett,
he says, "Although a small boy, I can remember him and remember
hearing my father tell many times of his being with Washington
at the battle of Long Island." "On the retreat to New York
Isaiah was taken sick with dysentery, fell out and crawled into
a barn or shed, as he could go no further. One of his comrades
helped him so that he got to New York with the rest ; getting no
better, word was sent to North Haven, and one of his neighbors
rode on horseback to New York, put grandpa on the horse, the
neighbor leading the horse all the way; as he was not able to
return to the army, he hired a man to go in his place."



FIFTH GENERATION. 57

In 1779 he and his wife were members of Dr. Trumbull's
Church in New Haven.

Children^,

-f2i6 Eli, b. Sept. 15, 1776; m. Lucy Atwater.

-j-217 Thomas, b. April 12, 1778; m. Beda Blakeslee.

218 Bethuel, b. June 22, 1780; d. Feb. 23, 1802; unmarried.

219 Mary, b. about 1781 ; d. young, of croup.



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Albert Brockett,^ (Ebeneser/ Moses,^ John,- John}), son of
Ebenezer and Esther (Hoadley) Brockett, was born about 1755,
and died in 1840, at Windham, N. Y.

He married .


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