at Block Island and New London, Conn., and who both are
buried at Raymond Hill Burying Ground. Montville. Conn.
Children: 6 (Raymond), 4 sons and 2 daughters, first 3 b. in
New London, and the rest b. at Montville, Conn., viz.:
1 2 Christophers Family. [Jan.
+27 i. Elizabeth,* b. April 24, 1720; bap. May 8, 1720; d.
; m. Oliver Hazard.
4-28 ii. Mercy,* b. Dec. 24, 1721 ; bap. Dec. 31, 1721 ; d. ;
m. Thomas Williams.
-I-29 iii. Joshua,* b. Dec. 22, 1723; bap. Dec. 29, 1723; d. Sept.
14, 1789 (or 90) ; m. Lucy Jewett.
4-30 iv. John,* b. Jan. 18, 1725-6; bap. Jan. 30, 1725-6; d.
May 7, 1789; m. Elizabeth Griswold.
-I-31 V. Edward,* b. Feb. 15, 1727; d. Sept. 14, 1788; m.
+32 vi. Christopher,* b. July 17, 1729; d. May 14, 1793; m,
Joshua' Raymond, Senior, m. (2) May 23 ,1730, to Sarah Lynda,
b. Feb. 2, 1702; d. Oct. 19, 1771, at Montville, Conn., and was there
buried in Old Burying Ground, "Raymond Hill." She was a daugh-
ter of Nathaniel Lynde (b. Nov. 5, 1659; d. Oct. 5, 1729; m. ,
1683), and his first wife, Susannah Willoughby (b. Aug. g, 1664, at
Charlestown, Mass.; d. Feb. 22, 1709-10), of Saybrook, Conn.
Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages, Vol. II, p. 10.
History First Church, New London, pp. 463, 481, 483, 485, 487.
Raymond Genealogy, by Samuel Raymond, pp. 6, 9, 16-17.
History of Montville, Conn., pp. 575-8.
Salisbury Family History and Genealogy, Vol. I, p. 407, et seq.
ID. Esther' Chirstophers (Lieut. John,^ Hon. Christopher*), b.
; bap. June 28, 1703, at New London, Conn.; d. Jan. â€” ,
1782, in her 79th year, at Lyme, Conn.; m. Feb. 14, 1721-2, at
New London, Conn., to Thomas Manwaring, b. , at ;
d. (will dated Nov. 15, 1769; proved Feb. 24, 1783), at
Lyme, Conn, (probably).
Thomas Manwaring was, according to Caulkins' History of
Nezv London, p. 367, probably a nephew of Oliver Manwaring
and perhaps a brother of Peter Manwaring, of New London,
Conn. ; his parentage is not known to me.
Children: 9 (Manwaring), 5 sons and 3 daughters and i in-
fant, sex not stated; tlie order of their birth as given is not
-f33 i. Elizabeth,* b. Apr. 6, 1723; bap. New London, April
14, 1723; d. (before Nov. 10, 1768) ; m. John*
Christophers (Christopher,' Richard,^ Christopher*)
as his second wife, see No. 47.
-[-34 ii. Thomas,* b. ; bap. New London, July 25, 1725;
d. ; m. Lydia Waterhouse.
-|-35 iii. Peter,* b. June 7, 1730; bap. New London, July 5,
1730; d. ; m. ?
-I-36 iv. Esther,* b. ; d. ; m. Nathaniel Plumbe.
-j-37 v. Lucretia,* b. ; d. ; m. Richard Teague.
1920.1 Chrislophfrs Family. 1 3
-[-38 vi. Adam,* b. ; d.
-f-39 vii. John,* b. ; d. ; m. Lydia Plumbe.
-|-40 viii. Josiah,* b. ; d. .
41 ix. Infant,* sex not stated, b. ; d. May (or June)
â€” , 1744, buried at New Lx)ndon, Conn.
Thomas' Manwaring;, Senior, made his will Nov. 15, 1769; it was
proved Fib. 24, 1783, and in it he mentions his wife Esther (who
d. in 1782), his sons Thomas, Peter, John and Josiah, and daughters
Esther Plumbe, Lucretia Teague, and Elizabeth Christophers, de-
The baptisms of the first three children above are recorded in the
First Church, New London. In 1732, Thomas Manwaring, Senior,
joined the Protestant Episcopal Church at New London, and the
dates of birth and baptism of his other children may be found there
Caulkins' History of Nni' London, pp. 317-18, 367.
Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages, Vol. II, pp. II, 21, 24.
Hempstead's Diary, pp. 1 17-18, 159, 426.
History First Church, New London, pp. 485, 487, 492.
II. Christopher' Bradley (Mary^ Christophers, Hon. Chris-
Before elaborating the record of Christopher' Bradley, I will
herewith set forth my reasons for his record as subsequently
I. Caulkins' History of Ne7v London, p. 278, states that Peter*
Bradley (Peter^) d. in 1687, leaving but one child, a son Christopher'
Bradley, b. July 11, 1679; and that the County Court summarily
settled Peter^ Bradley's estate, giving the widow Â£300, and the son
Christopher' Bradley Â£590. On page 279 of same authority, we see
that in 1730 Jonathan* Bradley, of Southold, N. Y.. son of Chris-
topher' Bradley, deceased, sold the remnant of the land he held in
New London (by heritance from his father) for Â£500 to Daniel
2. Jonathan* Bradley (Christopher') of Southold. N. Y.,
made his will July 31, 1739, which was proved Nov. 23, 1739 (Liber
13, p. 442 of Wills, and E. D. Harris' Loiicj Island Epitaphs, p. 40),
and in it he mentions his sons Peter and Grant, and daughters Mary,
Mehitable. Hannah and Martha, and his brother-in-law Lieut. Con-
stant Booth and his brother Daniel Tuthill.
3. The Horton Genealogy, by George F. Horton, p. 12, states
that Jonathan- Horton (Barnabas') m. Bethia Wells, and had a
daughter Mehitable' Horton, who married first to Peter Bradley,
and second to Deacon Daniel Tuthill.
4. The Ne'w Vork Historical Society JVills, Vol. 1708-1728, p.
4, gives the will of Jonathan- Horton, dated Feb. 21, 1706-7, proved
June 2. 1708 : and in it the testator mentions "my daughter Mehitable,
wife of Daniel Tuthill."
14 Christophers Family. [Jan.
5. New York Gen. & Biog. Record, Vol. XXIX, pp. 215-16,
states that Daniel* Tuthill (John,^ Henry,^ Henry^) of Southold,
N. Y., b. Jan. 23, 1679; d. Dec. 7, 1762; m. , 1705 (or 1706, ac-
cording to Moore's Index of Southold, p. 91) Mehitable' Horton
(Jonathan,^ Barnabas^), b. Feb. 17, 1679; d. Sept. 7, 1757. And also
states that Mehitable' Horton was the widow of Peter Bradley when
she married Daniel Tuthill, who was a Deacon in the Southold
Church ; and that Mehitable^ Horton by her second husband, Deacon
Daniel* Tuthill, had a son DanieP Tuthill, b. Jan. 15, 1712.
6. Moore's Index of Southold, N. Y., p. 7, states that Peter^
Bradley (Peter' of New London), had a son Christopher, and per-
haps a son Peter (note that Moore says perhaps, while Caulkins, p.
278 states positively that Peter^ Bradley had but one child, a son
The known genealogical tree of Peter' Bradley, of New London,
and his descendants is as follows :
1 Peter' Bradley, b. ; d. April 3, 1662; m. Sept. 7, 1683,
Elizabeth^ Brewster (Jonathan,^ Elder William'), b. May i,
1637; d. , 1708.
Children: 4 (Bradley): Elizabeth,^ Hannah,^ Peter,^ Lu-
cretia^ (note that there is but one son).
2 Peter^ Bradley (only son), b. Sept. 7, 1658; d. Aug. i, 1687;
m. May 9, 1678, Mary'' Christophers (Christopher'), b. ,
1657 ; d. July 4, 1724, aged 67.
Child: I (Bradley) son, Christopher.'
3 Christopher^ Bradley, b. July 11, 1679; ^- 'S â€¢"â€¢ ''
who was bom ; d. .
Children: 2 (Bradley) sons: Jonathan* (see Caulkins' His-
tory of New London, p. 279, and Moore's Index, p. 59) ;
James,* b. , 1704-5; d. Feb. 6. 1724-5, aged 20 (see
Moore's Index, p. 59) who d. a minor unmarried and hence
left no issue.
4 Jonathan* Bradley (only son that reached maturity), b. ;
d. (before Nov. 23, 1739, date of probate of his will) ;
m. , 1722, Mary Booth, b. Aug. 27, 1703; d. , 1738.
Children : 6 (Bradley) : Peter.," Grant,^ Mary," Mehitable,^
Hannah,' Martha" (see A^. Y. G. & B. Record, Vol. XXXH.
The question now is who was the Peter Bradley that the Horton
Genealogy, p. 12, and the Tuthill Genealogy, by Miss Lucy D.
Akerly (N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Record, Vol. XXLX, pp. 215-16) state
married Mehitable' Horton as her first husband ?
From the above genealogical tree of the Bradleys, we find no
Peter Bradley who was bom early enough to have married Mehit-
able' Horton as her first husband, and who died early enough for
her to have married in 1705 (or 1706) to Daniel* Tuthill as her sec-
ond husband. Mehitable' Horton, herself, was born Feb. 17, 1679,
and her first husband (according to Horton Genealogy, p. 12, and
ig2o.] Christophfrs Family. I J
A^. Y. Gen. & Biog. Record, Vol. XXIX, p. 215-16), Peter Brad-
ley, must have been born fully as early, if not earlier (i. e., 1679 or
earlier). On consulting the above tree we see that the only male
Bradley born about that time whose marriage is not otherwise ac-
counted for is Christopher-' Bradley (only child and only son of
Peter^ Bradley, who in turn was the only son of Peter' Bradley).
This Christopher' Bradley was born July 11, 1679, and was of a
proper and suitable age to become the husband of Mehitable' Morton.
And furthermore, we are unable to find a Peter Bradley who could
have been the first husband of Mehitable' Horton.
The statement made in the Horton Genealogy, p. 12, and like-
wise in the A'^. Y. Gen. & Biog. Record, Vol. XXTX, pp. 215-16, that
a Peter Bradley was the first husband of Mehitable' Horton is not
supported by any quoted authority, and we do not know upon what
argument said statement was made. On the other hand, Moore's
Index of Southold, p. 91, states that Mehitable^ Horton (Jonathan')
married Daniel* Tuthill, and does not state that, at the time of her
marriage to DanieP Tuthill, she was the widow of a Peter Bradley
(nor in fact does Moore state that she was a widow of any one else).
It therefore appears that the statement that Mehitable' Horton's
first husband was a Peter Bradley is not based upon a foundation
of positive recorded evidence to that effect, but that there seems to
have been an established belief that she was a widow of some Brad-
ley at the time of her second marriage in 1705 (or 1706) to Daniel*
Tuthill. So much therefore in refutation of the statement that
Mehitable'' Horton's first husband was Peter Bradley.
Jonathan* Bradley (Christopher') in his will, calls Daniel Tut-
hill his brother. How could Daniel Tuthill have been the brother
of Jonathan* Bradley? Daniel* Tuthill was born Jan. 23, 1679, and
died Dec. 7, 1762, and married in 1705 (or 1706) to Mehitable' Hor-
ton, who was at the time of her marriage to Daniel* Tuthill, the
widow of a Mr. Bradley (by some said to have been a Peter Brad-
ley, with which statement we disagree, as there was no contem-
poraneous Peter Bradley of whom she could have been the widow)
and by his marriage to Mehitable (Horton) Bradley, Daniel* Tuthill
had a son DanieP Tuthill, born Jan. 15, 1712. From the above gene-
alogical Bradley tree, the only way to account for Jonathan* Bradley
calling Daniel Tuthill brother is under the hypothesis that Jonathan*
Bradley was the son of Christopher* Bradley by Mehitable' Horton,
and she by her second marriage to Daniel* Tuthill had a son Daniel'
Tuthill who would be a half-brother of Jonathan* Bradley, and
which fully accounts for calling him brother in the will. Jonathan*
Bradley also calls Constant Booth brother-in-law, which is correct,
as Jonathan* Bradley married Mary Booth, sister of Constant Booth.
In my study of the records of Southold, I have been unable to
find any direct evidence of the date of death of Christopher' Brad-
ley; nor is there any direct evidence of the maiden surname or bap-
tismal name of his wife. We know, however, from Caulkins, p.
279, and from Moore's Index, p. 59, that he did marry and had the
1 6 Christophers FamXy. [Jan.
two above mentioned children, Jonathan* and James* ; and from the
fact that Jonathan* Bradley calls Daniel^ Tuthill his brother (mean-
ing his half-brother), it is clear and proven beyond question that the
first husband of Mehitable^ Horton was Christopher^ Bradley (son
of Peter- Bradley, of New London), and that Mehitable' Horton's
first husband was not Peter Bradley, as stated in Horton Genealogy,
p. 12, and the N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Record, Vol. XXIX, pp. 215-6.
Christopher^ Bradley married probably about or after July 11,
1700, as at that time he would be of age, and August 24, 1700, he
received his estate from the hands of his step-father, Thomas
Youngs (see copy of receipt by him to Thomas Youngs under record
No. 3 of the descendants of Christopher^ Christophers).
Based upon the argument as above set forth, the following is the
record of Christopher^ Bradlly, viz. :
II. Christopher' Bradley (Mary^ Christophers, Hon. Chris-
topher^), b. July II, 1679, at New London, Conn.; he lived at
New London until after his father's death in 1687, and removed
to Southold, N. Y., with his mother, when she became the wife
of Thomas Youngs; d. (subsequent to 1703-4, for the rea-
son that his son James* Bradley d. Feb. 6, 1724-5, aged 20, and
hence was b. about 1704-5, and he, Christopher, must have been
alive fully 9 months previous to 1704-5 to have begotten this son
James* Bradley; his widow Mehitable (Horton) Bradley m. a
second time to Daniel* Tuthill early enough to have a child b.
Sept. 9, 1706; and 9 months earlier than Sept. 9, 1706, is Dec. 9,
1705 ; all of which places the date of his death about 1703-4 or
perhaps 1705) ; he d. at Southold, N. Y., probably, although we
have no record of his death and no stone marks his grave. He
married (probably soon after Aug. 24, 1700, when he was
a little over 21 years old and when he received his estate from
his step-father, Thomas Youngs), at Southold, N. Y. (prob-
ably) to Mehitable Horton (as her first husband), b. Feb. 17,
1679, at Southold, N. Y. ; d. Sept; 7, 1757, at Southold, N. Y.
She was a daughter of Jonathan Horton (b. Feb. 23, 1648; d.
Feb. 23, 1707 ; m. , 1672, about) and his wife Bethia Wells
b. ; d. April 14, 1733; daughter of William Wells, one of
the first settlers of Southold, N.Y.), of Southold, N. Y.
Children: 2 (Bradley) sons, both born at Southold, N. Y.
-I-42 i. Jonathan,* b. , after 1700; d. , after July
31, 1739 (date of will) and before Nov. 23, 1739
(date of probate of will) ; m. Mary Booth.
43 ii. James,* b. , 1704-5; d. Feb. 6, 1724-5, aged 20,
at Southold, N. Y. ; not married.
The following is the record of Christopher' Bradley as taken
from Moore's Index of Southold, p. 59, viz. :
"Bradley, Christopher (son of Peter^ and grandson of Peter^ of
New London), b. , 1679; probably had children, brothers or
igzo.] Christophers Family. I J
relatives (after 1698), viz.: Jonathan, who married Marj' Booth in
1622; she died in 1738, and he died in 1739, leaving a will (his son
William died in 1728, aged 2 years. James, b. , 1704-5; d. Feb.
6, 1724-5, aged 20."
"1697. Qiristopher Bradley, witness to deed of Petty to T.
Youngs, Nov. 3, 1697 (see Town Records Southold, Vol. II, p.
"1608. Christopher Bradley, living with or near Thomas Youngs
of Southold, his step-father."
"1700. Christopher Bradley, acknowledges payment of his leg-
acies (from his father) by Thomas Youngs (Town Records South-
old, Vol. II, pp. 207-8, 524)."
Mehitable (Horton) Bradley, widow of Christopher' Bradley, m.
(2) , 1705 (or 6) (her first child by this marriage was b. Sept.
9, 1706) at Southold, N. Y., probably, to DanieP Tuthill, b. Jan. 23,
1679, at Southold, N. Y. ; he was a deacon in the church there; d.
Dec. 7, 1762, at Southold, N. Y. He was a son of John Tuthill (b.
July 16, 1635; d. Oct. 12, 1717; m. Feb. 17, 1657) and his first wife.
Deliverance King (baptized Salem, Mass., 1641-31-8; d. Jan. 2^,
1688-9), of Southold, N. Y.
Children: 8 (Tuthill), 4 sons and 4 daughters, all b. at South-
old, N. Y. Not in Christopher's line, vis.:
1 Mehitable, b. Sept. 9, 1706 ; d. ; m. Thomas Terry, March
2 Nathaniel, b. July i, 1708; d. March i, 1732; m. Hannah
3 .Abigail, b. April 9, 1710; d. ; m. Henry Haven.
4 Daniel, b. Jan. 15, 1712; d. Nov. 18, 1768; m. Mehitable
Budd, Oct. 30, 1733.
5 Noah, b. March 13. 1714; d. (will proved May 31,
1766) ; m. Hannah Tuthill, Nov. 2, 1738.
6 Patience, b. March 11, 1716; d. ; m. John Havens, Oct.
7 Lydia. b. May 6, 171S; d. Aug. 25, 1780; m. Jonathan Terry,
Sept. 19, 1737.
8 Mary, b. June 30, 1721 ; d. ; m. Nathan Tuthill.
Daniel Tuthill. the second husband of Mehitable (Horton) Brad-
ley, was the Daniel Tuthill, to whom Jonathan* Bradley, in 1730, sold
his land in New Ix)ndon for Â£500.
Hempstead's Diary, p. 163, states: Under date of Dec. 9. 1725:
"In the morn I dd Jonat Bradly i pr. gr. stones for his grandmother
& I pr at the burying ground for his grand father." [dd probably
means delivered.] The two stones "for his grandfather" were those
for Peter^ Bradley, who lies interred in the Old Burying Ground,
New London. Those for "his grandmother" were for Marv"
(Christophers) Bradley- Vounes-Lynde which are located in the
Burying Ground in Southold Village.
jg Christophers Family. U^"-
i^ Y. Gen. & Biog. Record, Vol. XXIX, pp. 125-6, 215-16.
Horton Genealogy, by George F. Horton, p. 12.
Moore's Index of Southold, N Y.,W. 59. 122-3.
Town Records of Southold, N. Y., Vol. II, pp. 206-8, 524-
Caulkins' History of New London, pp. 278-9.
Long Island Epitaph, by E. D. Harris, pp. 8, 3Â», 40.
Salmon Record, p. 15.
12 Hon. Capt. Christopher' Christophers* (Hon Richard,*
Hon. Christopher^, b. Dec. 2, 1682; bapt. Dec. 20, 1691, at New
London, Conn., by Rev. Gurdon Saltonstall ; he hved at New
London, Conn., with his home on the corner of what is now
Main and Federal Streets. He graduated at Ya e College m
1702, and was a member of the Governor s Council ; Naval Of-
ficer of the Port of New London; Captain of the New London
Train Band; Deputy to the General Assembly to represent New
London; Judge of the County Court of New London; Judge of
Probate for District of New London, and Moderator of the
"First Ecclesiastical Society of New London;" he d. Wb. 4.
1728-Q, aged 46, at New London, Conn., and was buried there
on F^ 6; 1728-9, in all probability in Old Burying Ground but
no stone marks his grave. He m. Jan. 22 1711-12, at New
Haven, Conn., to Sarah Prout, b. Jan. 7, 1684, at New Haven.
Conn.; d. April 18, I745, "i" ber 62nd year at New London.
Conn., and was buried there in Old Burying Ground, gravestone.
She was a daughter of Capt. John Prout, of New Haven, Conn.,
by his wife Mary (Rutherford) Hall, widow of Daniel Hall.
Children: 8 (Christophers), 3 sons and 5 daughters, all b. in
New London, Conn.
44 i. Peter,* b. Aug. 28, 1713 ; d. Aug. 30, 1713. two days
after birth," at New London, Conn.
+45 ii. Mary,* b. Aug. 25, 1714; bapt. Aug. 29, 1714; d.
April 3, 1736; m. Jabez Hamhn.
+46 iii. Christopher,- b. Oct. 10. 1717; bap. Oct. 13, 1717; d.
Oct 25, 1775; m. Elizabeth Allen.
+47 iv. John," b. Feb. 27. 1718-19; bap. March i, 1718-/9 ;
^ d. Jan. 15, 1787; ni. (I) .Jerusha Gardiner; m. (2)
Elizabeth Manwaring; m. (3) Sybel (Capron)
Crocker, widow of Capt. Roswell Crocker.
+48 V Sarah," b. March 10, 1719-20; bap. March 13. 1719-
20; d. Feb. 12. 1773; m. John Prentis.
+49 vi. Lucretia." b. June 24. 1721 ; bap. June 25, 1721 ; a.
March 20, 1792 ; m. Edward Palmes.
Â«The portraits of Hon. Captain Christopher' <^[i'tÂ°P!!^7,,J'f,?e'rS?rd
and his wife Sarah (Prout) Christophers (i684-i7Â£ which llustra^ere^^^^^^
No 12 were in iQiq in the possession of the Latimer tamily oÂ» '^'^Â°"'">^''i
NY tHsfamly being direct descendants of this union by the way of
HenVy'Latimer of New London, who m. Sarah^ Christophers (Christopher.*
Hon. Captain Christopher Christophers').
ieiK!tCA?"- r*t)5^<â€” -
igzo.] Ckristophtrs Family. 1 g
50 vii. Lydia,* b. June 21, 1723; bap. June 23, 1723; d.
July 2, 1723, and was buried at New Ia)ndon, Wed-
nesday, July 3, 1723.
51 viii. Margaret,* b. March 7, 1724-5; bap. March 7, 1724-
5; d. Aug. 23, 1725, "^ year old," at New London,
Hon. Capt. Oiristopher' Christophers besides holding many
other offices, succeeded to all of the offices held by his father, except
the office of Judge of the Superior Court of Connecticut. Miss
Caulkins, in her History of New London, says that he succeeded to
all of his father's offices ; but the Colonial Records show that Jona-
than I^w succeeded Hon. Richard'' Christophers as Judge of the
'"Groton, Conn., was made a district town in 1704. A second
ecclesiastical society was formed in the North Parish of New London
in 1722, and Baptist and Episcopal Societies in 1726. It was then no
longer practicable to transact ecclesiastical business by towns, but
by districts of townships, and a society was organized which took
the name of the "First Ecclesiastical Society of New London," as
belonging to the oldest church. This Society met Jan. 23, 1726-7,
and chose the following officers: Christopher^ Giristophers, Modera-
tor; Committee: Christopher' Christophers, Jonathan Prentis and
John Hempstead ; Clerk, John Richards.
Christopher' Christophers made his will Jan. 30, 1728-9, and it
was proved July 9, 1729; his wife Sarah was sole Executrix, men-
tions sons Christopher (eldest) and John, and daughters Mary,
Sara and Lucretia.
Sarah (Prout) Christophers, widow of Christopher' Chris-
tophers, made her will Jan. 26, 1744-5, and it was proved April 30,
1745; her sons John and Christopher executors; mentions also
daughters Sarah Prentis, Lucretia Palmes, and grandchildren Sarah,
Esther and Christopher Hamlin, children of her daughter Mary*
(Christophers) Hamlin, deceased.
New London Toiim Records.
New London First Church Records.
Trumbull's Connecticut Colonial Records.
Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of A'. E., Vol. I, p. 383; III., pp. 490-1.
Caulkins' History of New London, pp. 317, 487, 669.
Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages, Vol. II, pp. 14, 18-19.
13. Hon. Capt. Richard' Christophers (Hon. Richard,'' Hon.
Christopher'), b. about Aug. 18. 1685; bap. Dec. 20, 1691, at
New Ix)ndon, by Rev. Gurdon Saltonstall ; he lived at New
London and was Sheriff of that town, member of the Governor's
Council, Naval officer of the Port of New London, Deputy to the
General Assembly representing New London, Justice of the
Peace; and as Naval Officer of the Port he acquired the title of
Captain; he d. Jan. 16 (or 17). 1735-6. "at 4j^ o'clock in the
morning, Saturday," at New London, Conn., and was buried
20 Christophers Family. [Jan.
there in the Saltonstall tomb in Old Burying Ground. He m.
Aug. 4 (or 14 according to New London Records, Boolv No. i,
p. 39), at New London, to Elizabeth Saltonstall, as her first
husband, b. May 11, 1690, at ; d. , at . She was
a daughter of Rev. Gurdon Saltonstall by his first wife Jerusha
Richards, who lived at New London, Conn., subsequent to 1691.
Children: 7 (Christophers), 2 sons and 5 daughters, all b. in
New London, Conn., viz. :
+52 i. Richard,^ b. July 29, 1712; bap. Aug. 3, 1712; d. Sept.
28, 1736; m. Mary Pickett.
+ 53 ii. Elizabeth,* b. Sept. 13, 1714; bap. Sept. 19, 1714; d.
Aug. 5, 1783; m. (i) John Shackmaple; m. (2)
-}-S4 iii. Mary,* b. Dec. 17, 1716; bap. Dec. 30, 1716; d. Oct.
9, 1753; m. (i) ? m. (2) Capt. John Braddick
as his second wife; m. (3) Capt. Nathaniel Coit as
his second wife.
-|-5S iv. Sarah,* b. Dec. 6, 1719; bap. Dec. 13, 1719; d. ;
on Nov. 30, 1736, she chose Mr. Richards as her
' guardian; and was living Aug. 15, 1801 ; m. James
+56 v. Joseph,* b. Nov. 30, 1722; bap. Dec. 2, 1722; d.
57 vi. Katherine, 1st,* b. Jan. 5, 1724-5; bap. Jan. 10, 1724-
5; d. June 18, 1725, at New London, "aged about
+58 vii. Katherine, 2nd,* b. ; bap. Feb. 6, 1725-6; d.
; m. (i) Davis; m. (2) James Murphy;
m. (3) John Pinevert.
Hempstead in his Diary, p. 298, states : "Friday, January 16,
1735-6, Visiting Mr. Christophers who lyes a dying. I tarryed with
him most of the afternoon and again in the evening until midnight,
expecting every hour to be his last. He lived out most of the night
and died about 4% o'clock in the morning." "Tuesday January 20,
1735-6, in after noon at funeral of Mr. Christophers and was one
of the bearer and had gloves and scarf."
Richard" Christophers made his will Dec. 15, 1735, it was proved
Feb. 16. 1735-6. His wife Elizabeth was sole Executrix; mentions
sons Richard and Joseph ; daughters Elizabeth, Mary and Sarah.
Elizabeth (Saltonstall) Christophers, widow of Richard' Chris-
tophers, m. (2) Aug. 26, 1736, at New London (intention published
there Aug. 8, 1736) to Isaac Ledyard, b. , 1704, about (Hemp-
stead states that he was 32 years old at marriage), at ; he was
a merchant and lived at New London, Conn. ; d. â€¢, at . His
parentage is not known to me.
Children: ? (Ledyard). I know of no children. Not in
SARAH (PROUT) CHRISTOPHERS
Iq20.] Christophers Family. 2 I
New London Town Records.
History first Church. New London, pp. 479, 481, 484, 486.
Hempstead's Diary, pp. 158, 298. 307-8, 312, 657.
Caulkins' History of New Loudon, pp. 239, 383-4,