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COAT OF ARMS OF THE -CHESHIRE" COLTONS rSEE BURKE'S GENERAL

ARMORY). FROM WHICH PART OF ENGLAND, QUARTERMASTER

GEORGE COLTON IS BELIEVED TO HAVE COME.



1644-1911

A GENEALOGICAL RECORD OF THE DESCENDANTS OF

Ouartermaster
George Colton




Collected and arranged from all available
public and private sources by

GEORGE WOOLWORTH COLTON

Printed for Private Circulation by
JOHN MILTON COLTON

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PREFACE.



At the time of the death of Mr. George Woolworth Colton (the
original compiler of this Genealogy), in 1901, there seemed no one who
had the time to take up the work.

In 1910, having the opportunity, I obtained from his son, Mr. Gordon
W. Colton, of New York, the manuscript upon which his father had
expended twenty-five years of labor ; and took up the task of publishing
the work.

In a few cases descendants have furnished me later data, some of
which came to me in time to be incorporated in the work ; the remain-
ing data has been printed in the " Addenda ".

The manuscript was carefully arranged according to approved
methods of genealogical work, a number given to each name noted, so
that by referring to the different Indices, the number in the record can
be found.

These Indices are four in number, each alphabetically arranged.

Index " A." Names with numbers of those Colton by birth.

Index " B." Descendants not Colton by name.

Index " C." Names of Men who married Colton Women.

Index " D." Names of Women who married Colton Men.

The numbers run from No. 1, George Colton, to the last named in
the record. No. 3272.

It is important to bear in mind that in the case of the heads of
Colton families (that is, those men having children), who have large-
tj'pe numbers, that these larger numbers are repeated in a regular
sequence to the end of the work. Thus, when you come to No. 200, in
the regular sequence, it will be found in a little larger type than the
number preceding or succeeding it : this shows that he is the head of a
family (with children), and you will find this number 200, in a regular
sequence of still larger numbers, repeated between small numbers 451
and 452, and the children of No. 200, recorded there ; and this scheme
is followed throughout the work.

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iv PREFACE.

I wish to disclaim any responsibility for errors of fact, or arrange-
ment, having published the work, that is, the Genealogy proper and
Indices, as I found them ; but it seems to have been carefully compiled,
and I know from my own efforts how hard it must have been to locate
as many descendants as Mr. George Woolworth Colton did, and to get
their family data from them.

Some who have been listless or careless on this subject may criticise
the book, because their full family record is not included, when the
compiler would have been only too glad to have had fuller informa-
tion.

In 1910, I employed for a short time an expert genealogist in Eng-
land to look up the Colton wills of A. D. 1580 to 1650, to try and
locate the family and home of our Ancestor, but without success
(though a more thorough search in that line may yet make the dis-
covery). He reported that the family name had been spelled in the
past Colton, Coleton, Coulton, and Coton, and that these families in
early times were mostly located in Chester, Stafford, Derby, and Lei-
cester Counties or Shires in England, all within 30 or 50 miles of
Suttoncoldfield (near Birmingham in Warwickshire), from which place,
tradition said, our Ancestor came. It seems more than likely that he
only resided in Suttoncoldfield for a time, as I personally searched
the records in the Parish Church at the above place, back into the
sixteenth century, and could not find a single Colton name.

The Coat of Arms is that of the Cheshire Coltons, from whom it
seems most likely that Quartermaster George Colton was descended ;
it was sent to me by one of his descendants as the Family Arms.

George Colton was Quartennaster in the Hampshire Regiment, com-
manded by Major John Pynchon, and served in King Philip's War.
(See page 475, Bodge's "Soldiers in King Philip's War.")

The title of Quartermaster was received from the General Court.

On pages 467 to 476 will be found data of twenty-six New England
families, from whom, through marriage, many of the Coltons are
descended. Those who are interested can trace whether they are from
any of these families, and may be helped by the information given,
in making further research.

J. Mn.TON Colton.

Philadelphi.\, Penna., January 1st, 1912.



CONTENTS.



PAGE

First Generation i

Second Generation S

Third Generation I3

Fourth Generation 3°

Fifth Generation 64

Sixth Generation '39

Seventh Generation 260

Eighth Generation 38*

Ninth Generation 44^

Addenda to Genealogy 45 1

Appendix —

Address (Extracts), Rev. John W. Harding at Longmeadow, 1883 459

Address (Extracts), Rev. Aaron Colton at Longmeadow, 1883 463

Address (Extracts), Rev. Samuel Wolcott, D. D., at Longmeadow, 1883. 464

Address (Extracts), Rev. Charles R. Bliss at Longmeadow, 1883 464

Burying Ground, Slavery, etc 4^5

Some New England Family Connections 467

Indices —

Index " A." Names with numbers of Coltons by birth 477

Index " B." Descendants not Colton by name 5*6

Index " C." Names of Men who married Colton Women 5^3

Index " D." Names of Women who married Colton Men 577

List of Illustrations. See next page.

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ILLUSTRATIONS.



" Colton " Coat of Arms Frontispiece

PAGE

A Typical Old Parish Church at Suttoncoldfield, County Warwick, England. . i

Capt. Simon Colton's Homestead — Longmeadow 28

Sabin Woolworth Colton 257

Joseph Hutchins Colton -73

John Milton Colton 38o

George Woolworth Colton 393

Street and Lot plan — Longmeadow 459

The Old Church — Longmeadow 4^1

Burying Ground — Longmeadow 4"S

Rev. Peter Bulkeley 4^8

Rev. Charles Chauncey 47°

" Chauncey " Pedigree Chart 47^

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1. GEORGE COLTON, called in the records of the time " Quarter-
master " George Colton, was born, tradition says, in the town of Sutton
Coldfield, County of Warwick, England, date unknown. He married
Deborah Gardner, of Hartford, Conn., about 1644. Her ante-
cedents are also uncertain. She died 5 September, 1689, in Spring-
field, Mass. He married, second. Widow Lydia Lamb, 1 March, 1692,
whose maiden name was Lydia Wright, daughter of Deacon Samuel
Wright, of Springfield, Mass., who settled there 1638. It is thought
his paternal ancestor was Nathaniel Wright, merchant, London. She
had been previously married three times; first, 25 Oct., 1654, to
Lawrence Bliss, who died in 1666; second, 31 Oct., 1678, to John
Norton, who died 24 Aug., 1687; and third, 7 Jan., 1688, to John
Lamb, who died 28 Sept., 1690. The second wife of Capt. Thomas
Colton (No. 4), Hannah Bliss, was her daughter by her first husband.
She died 18 Feb., 1699. He died 17 Dec, 1699.*

The name of the Quartermaster's first wife, Deborah Gardner, is
given here as it appears in the record of Jabez Colton, to whose pains-
taking labor we owe so much of our present knowledge of the old
Longmeadow families, and from whose compilation all the published
accounts of the Colton families seem to have been copied ; but what his
authority for the statement was, cannot be traced. We do not find the
name of Gardner among those of the early colonists, but there was a

Thomas Goodner who lived in Salem in , and who subsequently

settled in Hartford, Conn. Some who have given much attention to
the matter are confident that Gardner is a clerical error, or a mis-

* All the published accounts of these deaths have these dates transposed, thus
making the wife to survive her husband. The dates given here are from the
original official record of deaths in Springfield and are unquestionably correct. —
G. W. C.



2 THE COLT ON FAMILY.

reading of Goodner, and that the family name of Quartermaster George
Colton's wife was Deborah Goodner. This statement is made here
without endorsement, but it is possible that this may be the fact.

It would be very gratifying if we could trace Quartermaster George
Colton, to his home and ancestry in England. Future search or acci-
dent may bring the desired facts to light, but thus far all attempts
to find records that would settle the questions of parentage, date and
place of birth, and of his arrival in this country, have been unsuccessful.
The records in the parish church in Sutton Coldfield,* which seem to
be full and complete from 1603 down, have been examined at dif-
ferent times for facts relating to our ancestor, and again, lately, for
this work, but without result, and it seems possible, therefore, that he
may have been born and recorded elsewhere, but, from having spent
much of his early life in that place, that he spoke of it, as his old
home in England.

The first fact wx certainly know of him here is his marriage. Of
previous history there are traditions, but these are generally vague,
contradictory, and without proof. The one giving his birthplace as
Sutton Coldfield, a small place about six miles northward from Birm-
ingham, England, is the oldest and has apparently the best foundation,
but to this time repeated searches have failed to reveal his name, or
that of any other Colton with whom he might be connected. The date
of his marriage, about 1644, shows, that he probably was born not
much, if any later, than 1620, and that of his death, 1699, points to
a year not earlier than 1610; between these dates, therefore, we may
suppose him to have been born.

His name does not appear in any of the known lists of departures
from England, or of arrivals here ; but this is easily accounted for
by the political and social conditions of the times. The suggestion
has been made that he probably came in the ship " Lion's Whelp " on
one of her many trips between the old country and the colonies ; but
of this no positive proof has been found. The place of landing and

* The parish of Sutton Coldfield was originally much larger than it is now,
but the parish church was the only one for the district extending many miles
about it. In the picture of the old church given here, the tower and south wall
are parts of the original building, but the roof shown was raised about forty
years ago.



FIRST GENERATION. 3

the date of his arrival here must, therefore, much to our regret, re-
main for the present unanswered questions.

Ke reached the Springfield settlement as early as 1644, and located
in Masacksick, Longmeadow, Springfield. He took the oath of alle-
gence in 1665, and was made a freeman in 1669-71, and in 1677 was
a Representative in the General Court of Massachusetts. In 1670 he
and Capt. John Pynchon, Benjamin Cooley, Lieut. Thomas Cooper,
Rowland Thomas and Capt. Elizur Hoiyoke were appointed commis-
sioners to lay out lots, and organize and sell the lands in the new
Plantation (of Suffield) by the General Court of Massachusetts. On
the 20th of March, 1672, the General Committee instructed Lieut.
Cooper, and Quartermaster George Colton, to lay out and establish
the bounds of Suffield, and Charles Ffeury, Joseph Leonard, Samuel
Harmon and Joseph Harmon, were appointed to attend them while
performing that duty. In the year 1722 fifty acres of land were laid
out in Suffield, to the assigns of said George Colton, then deceased,
in recognition of public services. Other honorable mention is made of
him in the old records, from all of which it is apparent that he was
a prominent, trusted and public-spirited member of the community in
which he lived.

While no records mention anything of the Quartermaster's physical
characteristics, tradition and a knowledge of later generations leads
to the belief that he was spare and wiry in figure, and possessed of the
powers of endurance conspicuous in so many of his descendants.

Children by zcifc Deborah, all b. in Longmeadow.

2. i. Is.-^AC^ b. 21 Nov., 1646; mar. Mary Cooper, dau. of Thomas Cooper,

30 June, 1670. He d. 3 Sept., 1700.

3. ii. Ephraim^ b. 9 April, 1648; mar. Mary Drake, of Windsor, 17 Nov.,

1670. She d. 19 Oct., 1681. He mar., second, Esther Marshfield, 26
March, 1685. He d. 14 May, 1713. She d. 20 Jan., 1714.

4. iii. Mary^ b. 22 Sept., 1649 ; mar. Samuel Barnard, of Hadley, Mass., 30

Oct., 1678. She d. 4 March, 1709. Children recorded in Hadley: I.
Mary, b. 11 Aug., 1681. 2. Hannah, b. 8 June, 1684. 3. Samuel, b.
20 March, 1686. 4. John, b. 6 May, 1688. 5. Sarah, b. 17 Aug., 1691.

5. iv. Thomas, Capt., b. i May, 1651; mar. Sarah Griswold, 11 Sept., 1677.

She d. 12 Sept., 1690. He mar., second, Hannah Bliss, 17 Dec, 1691.
He d. 30 Sept., 1728.

6. v. Sarah, b. 24 Feb., 1653; mar. Samuel Graves, of Hatfield, 30 Oct., 1678.



4 THE COLT ON FAMILY.

He was b. i Oct., 1655, and d. 8 Feb., 1692. She d. 11 July, 1689
Children: i. Rebecca, b. i May, 1681. 2. Samuel, b. 22 March, 1685
3. Joseph, b. . 4. Sarah, b. i Jan., 1688.

7. vi. Debor^\h^ b. 25 Jan., 1655; mar. Nathaniel Bliss, of Longmeadow, 28

Dec, 1676. She d. 26 Nov., 1733. He d. 23 Dec, 1736. Having no
children of their own, they adopted Joshua Field, son of Samuel and
Sarah Field, of Hatfield, and made him the principal heir of their
estate.

8. vii. Hepzibah^ b. 7 Jan., 1657; mar. Capt. Jonathan Wells, of Deerfield, 13

Dec, 1682. She d. 27 Aug., 1W97. He d. 3 Jan., 1839. Child:
Jonathan, b. 20 May, 1684 ; mar. Rebecca, dau. of Joseph Barnard, 13
March, 1718. She d. and he mar., second, Mary, dau. of Daniel Hoyt,
4 July, 1723.
g. viii. John, b. 8 April, 1659; mar. Abigail Parsons, dau. of Deacon Benjamin
Parsons, of Springfield, 19 Feb., 1684. She d. 27 June, 1&89. He mar.,
second, Joanna Wolcott, of Windsor, Conn., 2 Sept., 1690. He d. 3
Feb., 1727. She d. 10 Jan., 1755.
10. i.\. Benjamin, b. 26 May, 1661. He d. young.



^HBuh ^memtmn.



2. ISAAC =^ {George^ and Deborah {Gardner), b. 21 Nov.. 1646;
mar. Mary Cooper, dau. of Thomas Cooper, 30 June, 1670. She Avas
b. 15 Oct., 1651. Lived in Longmeadov.- and d. there 3 Sept., 1700.
Mary, the v^^ife, was captured by Indians 26 March, 1676, as she,
with others, was going to meeting, was badly wounded and left for
dead, but she recovered. After her husband's death she married,
18 Oct., 1701, EdvN-ard Stebbins, of Springfield, as his second wife.
He d. 31 Oct., 1712, and she returned to Longmeadow, where she
d. 30 Aug., 1742, at the house of her son George.

Children all b. in Longmeadow.

11. i. Mary, b. 30 March, 1671 ; mar. Daniel Graves.

12. ii. Sarah, b. 11 June, 1673; d. 9 July, 1689.

13. iii. George (Capt.), b. 16 June, 1677; mar. Mary Hitchcock, dau. of Luke

and Sarah Hitchcock, of Springfield, 3 Feb., 1704. He d. 6 Aug., 1760.
She d. 18 Sept., 1744.

14. iv. Rebecca, b. 20 June, "1681; mar. Joseph Stebbins, 29 Feb., 1700. He was

son of Joseph Stebbins, of Springfield, b. 7 Oct., 1674, and was
drowned while crossing the Connecticut River, 29 Sept., 1722. She d.
20 June, 1770. Children recorded in Springfield: i. Mary, b. 3 Oct.,
1703. 2. Joseph, b. 23 Sept., 1705. 3. Sarah, b. 25 Jan., 1708. 4.
Eunice, b. 18 June, 1710. 5. x\aron, b. 21 June, 1715. 6. Elizabeth, b.
20 Oct., 1 71 7. 7. Ichabod, b. 21 March, 1723.

15. V. Deborah, b. 26 July, 1684; mar. Daniel Morgan, 21 March, 1703. She

d- • He d. 30 May, 1713. Children recorded in Springfield:

I. David, b. 18 Jan., 1704. 2. Joseph, b. 19 Aug., 1705. 3. Mary, b.
22 Sept., 1707. 4. Elizabeth, b. 10 Sept., 1709. 5. Jonathan, b. 6 July,
1711. 6. Deborah, b. 29 June, 1713. 7. Mercy, b. 29 April, 1716.

16. vi. Daughter, unnamed, b. and d. i Aug., 1687.

17. vii. Hannah, b. 8 Aug., 1688; mar. Benjamin Chapin, of Chicopee, Mass.,

9 Nov., 1704. She d. 5 March, 1739. Children: I. Mary, b. 12 May,
1705. 2. Hannah, b. 3 Oct., 1706. 3. Benjamin, b. 17 July, 1708. 4.
Isaac, b. 18 Aug., 1710. 5. Abner, b. 16 Oct., 1713. 6. Jacob, b. 18

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6 THE COLT ON FAMILY.

April, 1716. 7. Bertha, b. 25 June, 1718. 8. Sarah, b. 13 Oct., 1720.
9. George, b. 13 Dec, 1722. 10. Abigail, b. 26 May, 1724. 11. Mary,
b. 18 Aug., 1727. 12. Ephraim, b. 29 Oct., 1729. 13. Eunice, b. 28
Oct., 1732.

18. viii. Joseph, b. 20 April, 1693 ; mar. Abilena Chapin, dau. of Samuel and

Hannah Chapin, of Springfield, 5 May, 1715. They settled in West
Springfield.

19. ix. Benjamin, b. 18 June, 1695; mar. Elizabeth Pjmchon, dau. of Coin.

John and Bathshua Pynchon, 16 Feb., 1721. She was b. 27 Dec, 1702
and d. 26 Sept., 1776. He settled in Springfield, but afterws-ds re-
moved to Ludlow. He d. 6 May, 1770 in Springfield.

3, EPHRAIM - {George^ and Deborah {Gardner), b. 9 April, 1648,
in Longmeadow; mar. 17 Nov. 1670 Mary Drake, dau. of Job Drake
of Windsor, Conn., and granddaughter of John Drake, who came
from England before 1636 and settled in Windsor with his family.
She d. 19 Oct., 1681. He mar. second, Esthe r Marshfield, dau. of
Samuel and Catharine Marshfield, 26 March, 1685. She was b. 6
Sept., 1667 and d. 20 Jan., 1714. He d. 14 May. 1713. First settled
in Longmeadow but about 1696 removed to Enfield, Conn., where he
d. 1713, eight m.onths before the birth of his last child.

Children by first wife, Mary, all b. in LongmeaJoiv.

20. i- Ephuaim (Lieut.), b. 8 Feb., 1672; mar. Mary Noble, of Westfield,

Mass., pub. 29 Dec, 1699. She was b. 29 June, 1680. He d. 22 Sept.,

1753-

21. ii. JosiAH, b. 7 Oct., 1674; d. young.

22. iii. Jou. b. 14 May, 1679; went to sea; nothing is known of his subsequent

history.

23. iv. Samuel, b. 17 Jan., 1679; mar. Margaret A. Bliss, 16 Jan., 1707. She d.

19 Jan., 1736. He mar., second time; d. 13 March. 1744.

Children by second %i>ife. Esther, Nos. v-ix recorded in Longmeadow,
x-xii, in Enfield, Conn.

24. V. JosiAH, b. 30 Dec, 1685 ; mar. i^Iargaret Pease, of Enfield, Conn., 6

Jan., 1709.

25. vi. Esther, b. 23 Oct., 1687; mar. John Smith, of South Hadley, Mass., 4

Dec, 171 1. She d. 1771. Children recorded in Hadley: I. Philip,
b. 12 Oct., 1712. 2. Ephraim, b. 7 Nov., 1714. 3. John, b. 21 Jan.,
1717. 4. Phineas, b. 12 April, 1719. 5. Silence, b. 2 Feb., 1722. 6.
Eleazer, b. 27 Jan., 1726. 7. Esther, b. 27. Nov., 1726.



SECOND GENERATION. ^

26. vii. Benjamin (Rev.), b. 1690; grad. at Yale Coll., 1710; mar.

Ruth Taylor, dau. of Edward Taylor, of Westfield, Conn., 3 Dec,
1 713. She was b. , 1693, and d. 30 May, 1725. He mar., sec-
ond, Elizabeth Pitkin, , 1726. He d. in West Hartford, Conn.,

28 Feb., 1759. She d. 11 Oct., 1760.

27. viii. Sarah, b. 12 Nov., 1692; mar. Ebenezer Bliss, son of Samuel and

Sarah Bliss, of Longmeadow, 29 Jan., 1719. She d. 14 Jan., 1780.
He d. 29 Aug., 1784. Children: I. Catharine, b. 24 Jan., 1720; d.
10 May, 1805; did not marry. 2. Esther, b. 26 June, 1721; mar.
Daniel Chandler, of Enfield, Conn., 26 July, 1759; d. Jan., 1793.
3. Ebenezer, b. 25 Nov., 1722; d. Jan., 1723. 4. Ebenezer, b. 7
April, 1724; d. 20 Oct., 1787. 5. Josiah, b. 17 Aug., 1725; mar.
Sarah Frost, 9 April, 1780. He settled in Monson, Mass., and d.
there Feb., 1805. 6. Isaac, b. 28 Jan., 1727; mar. Hannah Hubbard;
d. Oct., 1809. 7. Sarah, b. 11 March, 1730; d. 27 April, 1733. 8.
Ruth, b. 16 Jan., 1732; mar. Samuel Warriner, of Wilbrahnm, 6
Nov., 1753. 9. Samuel, b. 2 April, 1734; mar. Mrs. Abigail (Rum-
rill) Weld; d. Nov., 1814. This family moved to Vershire, Vt. ;
she dying on the way. 10. Sarah, b. i March, 1736; mar. John Rum-
rill, of Enfield, Conn., 18 March, 1762.
s8, ix. Daniel^ b. 27 July, 1694; mar. Anna Munger, of Guilford, Conn., 18
Oct., 1727. He d. in Guilford, 6 Sept., 1751. She d. in same place,
I Oct., 1 75 1,

29. X. Deborah, b. 22 April, 1697; d. 12 June, 1697.

30. xi. Isaac, b. 30 July, 1698; mar. Mary Burt, of Longmeadow, I June,
f t.i 1722. She was dau. of Dea. Nathaniel and Mary Burt and d. 3

Aug., 1773. He d. 6 March, 1773.

31. xii. Margaret^ b. 9 May, 1701; mar. Maj. Daniel Burt, 2d, Feb., 1727, and

settled in Brimfield, where their children were born. He was b. 5
June, 1703; d. 22 Feb., 1771. Children: i. Margaret, b. 12 Jan.,
1728; mar. Abner Colton (No. 180), 12 Nov., 1751 ; d. 2 Sept.
1807. 2. Daniel, b. Sept., 1729; d. 22 Sept., 1812. 3. Lucy, b. Jan.,
1737? d- 3 Feb., 1756. 4. Mary, b. Sept., 1738.

32. xiii. Nathaniel, b. 22 Aug., 1703; mar. Sarah Miles, of Killingly, Conn.

He settled in Killingly, but after the birth of his last child he
moved with his family to Cape Breton, where he d.

33. xiv. Thomas, b. 3 Aug., 1705. He went as a soldier to Deerfield, where he

was killed by Indians 27 June, 1724.
3^. XV. Noah, b. 19 Dec, 1707; mar. Mary Scott; moved several times and
finally d. in Greenwich, Mass.

35. xvi. Mary, twin with Noah, b. 19 Dec, 1707.

36. xvii. Mary Ann, b. 11 Aug., 1710; mar. Philip Parsons, of Enfield, Conn.,

4 Dec, 1729; moved to Granville, Mass. Children recorded in En-
field: I. Abner, b. 6 Sept., 1730. 2. Mary, b. 22 Dec, 1732. 3. Lucy,



8 THE COLT ON FAMILY.

b. 17 March, 1735. 4. Anna, b. ; d. 16 Nov., 1749. 5.

Thomas, b. ; d. 19 Nov., 1749.

37. xviii. Abigail, (Abiel), b. 13 Jan., 1714; d. 9 Maj-, 1714.

5. CAPTAIN THOMAS " {George ^ and Deborah {Gardner), b. in
Longmeadow, 1 May, 1651; mar. Sarah Griswold ; dau. of Matthew
Griswold, of Lyme, Conn., 11 Sept., 1677. She d. 12 Sept., 1690.
He mar., second, Hannah Bliss, of Springfield, 17 Dec, 1691. She
was b. 26 May, 1665, and was probably daughter of George Colton's ^
second wife, Lydia, by her first husband, Lawrence Bliss. Capt.
Thomas d. 30 Sept., 1728. His widow d. 6 Nov., 1737. They lived
and died in Longmeadow. He was a man of prominence in all public
affairs, both civil and military, and among other records of the time
is the following: "The town of Springfield voted, 30 Nov., 1693,
to send Capt. Thomas Colton and Sergt. Luke Hitchcock to the Bay
to procure a minister to preach the Word of God to the town." The
Rev. Dr. Williams, in a funeral sermon preached a few days after
the death of Capt. Thomas Colton, spoke of him as a man of strong
character, a man of eminent piety, and as having been eminently useful
in the Indian Avars. He is said to have been much feared by the
Indians, both for his daring in attack, and from his apparent in-
vulnerability and supernatural protection from their best-laid plans for
his death or capture.

Children by first ivife, Sarah, all b. in Longmeadoic.

38. i. Sarah, b. 25 Sept., 1698 ; mar. Ensign Samuel Keep, son of John and

Sarah Keep, of Longmeadow, 27 Feb., 1696. She d. 20 June, 1754.
He d. 23 Aug., 1755. Children: i. unnamed, b. 17 Feb., 1699. 2.
John, b. 22 June, 1698; d. 28 July, 1757; mar. Abigail Mun, of Col-
chester. Children: (a) John, (b) Elizabeth, (c) Jabez. (d) Eliza-
beth, 2d. (e) Abigail, (f) Sarah, b. 27 Sept., 1733; d. 3 Dec, 1814.
(g) Eunice. (h) Simeon. (i) Mary. (j) Caleb. (k) Seth. 3.
Samuel, b. 12 Nov., 1700; mar. Mary Colton (No. 59), 15 Jan., 1736;
d. 9 Nov., 1761. 4. Sarah, b. 23 Aug., 1703; mar. Dea. Daniel
Chandler, 4 Jan., 1728; d. 24 Nov., 1767. He d. 21 July, 1785.
Children: (a) Sarah, d. 6 Aug., 1729. (b) Daniel, b. 20 Jan., 1732;
d. 22 Jan., 1805. (c) Thomas, b. 16 June, 1735; d. 2 Nov., 1760. (d)
Joseph, b. 28 April, 1738. (e) Sarah, b. 12 Aug., 1741. (f) Me-
hittable, b. 14 Dec. 1744; d. 8 Sept., 1759. 5. Jabez, b. 10 March,



SECOND GENERATION. 9

1706; mar. Sarah Leonard, by whom he had four children. He mar.,
second, Experience Lawrence, dau. of Maj. Eleazer Lawrence, by
whom he had nine children. 6. Elizabeth, b. 22 May, 1709; d. 29
July, 1720. 7 Jemima, b. 17 July, 1711; mar. Isaac Gnswold, of
Killingworth, 13 Sept., 1731. 8. Josiah, b. 30 Nov., 1713; mar. Lois
Noble, of Westfield, May., 1737. Children: (a) Loice, b. April, 1738.
(b) Jemima, b. 1740. (c) Ruth, b. Jan., 1743. (d) Josiah, b. July,
I74S- (e) Moses, b. 25 Sept., 1747; d. 12 Nov., 1825. (f) Hannah,
b. 21 Aug., 1750. 9. Abiah, b. 17 Dec, 1715; mar. Jonathan Wright,
of Windsor, 9 June, 1737. 10. Stephen, b. 26 Oct., 1717; mar. Han-
nah Colton (No. 104), 12 June, 1754; d. 15 Jan., 1790. 11. Eunice,
b. II March, 1720; mar. Festus Colton (No. 198), 22 Dec, 1768; d.
4 Oct., 1807. 12. ALatthew, b. 3 Oct., 1723; mar. Abigail Wolcott,
I Sept., 1743. She was b. 15 Aug., 1721 ; d. 4 Feb., 1809. He d. 29

June, 1758. Children: (a) Abigail, . (b) Matthew, b. 24

March, 1745. (c) Abigail, b. 11 Oct., 1745. (d) Silvanus, b. i Jan.,
1752. (e) Silence, b. 31 Oct., 1755. (f) Silence, 2d, b. 13 Oct., 1757.



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