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(V) David Bishop, born Sept. 20, 1728, died
Jan. 25, 1792. He married April 17. 1755, Audrea
Fowler, who was born Sept. 12, 1724, and died Jan.
24, 1815. Their cHildren were: (l^ Audrea. bom
Feb. 28, 1756, died March 28, 1757. (2) David.
I)orn July 29, 17^7. married Deborah Fowler, and
died April 19, 1833. (3) Huldah, born :March 4,
'759. died Oct. 19. 1836; she married Eber Lee.
(4' Margaret, born Nov. 10, 1760. died Sept. 21,
1764. r^) Jonathan, .sketch of whom follows. (6)
Jared, born Oct. 22, 1764, married Alary Mason, and
died Nov, 26, 1839.



(VT) Jonathan Bishop (grandfather of Elisha
C), born Oct. 19, 1762, died Sept. 23, 1826. He
j married Feb. 21, 1787, Huldah Chapman, born Dec.
] I, 1762, who died Sept. 17, 1828. Their two chil-
I dren were Jonathan, born Dec. 19, 1787, who died
I Dec. 22, 1787 ; and Jonathan (2), a sketch of whom
' follows. (.VI) Jonathan Bishop was a lifelong
farmer and land owner in the town of Guilford,
where he was a well-known and higiily-respected
citizen. During the Revolutionary war he was a
member of the Home Guard, for coast defense, keep-
ing the Tories from supplying the English troops
with produce, etc. In politics he was a Federalist,
and in religious faith a member of the Congrega-
tional Church.

(VII) Jonathan Bishop (father of Elisha C),
born March 30, 1797, received his education^ in the
schools of Guilford, and by close reading and obser-
vation of men and things he became well versed in
the leading topics of the day. In his younger days
he followed the sea, chiefly engaged in the coasting
trade, and rose to the position of mate of a vessel
plying in the cotton trade between Southern ports
and New York. Later in life he settled down to
farming on the homestead, where he passed the rest
of his days, dying ]\Iarch 16, 1887, and he was laid
to rest in the East cemetery. In religious faith he
was a Congregationalist, in politics a Whig and
Republican.

On June 18. 1821, Jonathan Bishop married
Polly Maria Bishop, born Jan. 30, 1796, a daughter
of Seth and Hannah (Parmeleej Bishop. She died
in July, 1839, and for his second wife Mr. Bishop
wedded, March 16, 1840, Fanny Maria Dennison,
bom Alarch i. 1803, who died March 15, 1865. For
his third wife he married. March 15, 1866, Electa
Maria Stone, born Oct. 30, 1810. The children of
Jonathan Bishop were: (T) Ann Maria, born Tan.
22, 1822, died May 27, 1841 ; (2) Elisha Chaprnan,
sketch of whom follows; (3) Richard L., born Dec.
29, 1825, married Mary G. Hand, and died Sept.
7, 1889; (4) Hulda J., born April 7. 1828. married
George Hull, and died April 26, 1889; (5) Sophia
Fowler, born May 13, 1835. married Thomas Gris-
wold; (6) Allen, born July 2, 1837, died Jan. 13,
1S61 ; (7) a son, born in Tulv, 1839, died Julv 26,
1839; (8) Alfred Griswold" was born Oct. 19. 1842:
(91 William Edwin, born Nov. 3. 1855, married
Ellen A. Stone.

(VIII) Elisha C. Bishop, our subject, was born
April 10, 1824. attended the district schools of Guil-
ford, and remained on the home farm until he was
twenty years old. At that time he commenced to
learn the trade of machinist, and worked at same
in Guilford, on his own account. In 1861 he em-
barked in business in the oil fields, on his own
speculation, at Titusville, Crawford Co., Pa., and
after he had been so engaged some ten years, meet-
ing with good success, he returned to Guilford, in
1870. He then settled down to general farming,
and has been engaged in that occupation ever since.



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In 1874 he built one of the finest dwelHngs in Guil-
ford, commodious and comfortable, and fitted up
with all modern improvements. In his political
predilections Mr. Bishop was formerly a Republi-
can, but is now a Prohibitionist in principle. In
18S2 he represented the town of Guilford in the
State Legislature ; was selectman seven or eight
years ; member of the school committee ; and was
warden of the borotigh, also burgess. In religious
faith he is a member of the Congregational Church.

On July 5, 1846, Elisha C. Bishop was married
to Charlotte G. Fowler, and they had children as
follows: (i) Frederick Chapman, born May 15,
1847 (died July 27, 1847) ; (2) Frederick C. (2),
Dec. 23, 1848; (3) Robert D., June 14, 1850 (died
Aug. 15, 1850) ; (4) Robert Allen, March 16, 1851 ;
(5) Edward Fowler, March 11, 1852; (6) ^lary
Cornelia, Aug. 27, 1853; (7) Frank H., March 22,
1857; (8) Ida and (9) Eva S. (twins). April 19.
1859; (10) Richard ^Matthew, ISIay 5, 1861 (died
Sept. 22, 1861); (11) ]Marilla Canfield, Jan. 28,
1864; (12) Ernest Smith, Oct. 28, 1866 (is a phy-
sician in New York). The mother of these died
Oct. 6, 1885, and for his second wife Elisha C.
Bishop wedded Cornelia F. Fowler, sister to his
first wife.

The Fowler Family, of which i\Irs. Elisha C.
Bishop is a member, is descended from (I) Abra-
ham Eowler, who was born at Guilford Aug. 29,

1652, and died Sept. 30, 1719. He married Aug.
29, 1677, Elizabeth Bartlett, daughter of George
and Mary (Cruttendcn) Bartlett, born in March,

1653, died Oct. 4. 1742. Children: (i) Abigail,
born in 1679. rnarried Pelatiah Leete, and died Oct.
22, 1769; (2) Mary, born in 1681, married Samuel
Ilopson, and died Oct. 17, 1717: ("3) Abraham,
bom in 1683, married Elizabeth Hubbard, and died
Oct. II, 1754; (4) Ebenezer. sketch of whom fol-
lows; (5) Daniel, born in 1686, marr'ed Grace
Baron, and died Dec. 20, 1776; (6) Josiah. born in
1688, married Hannah Baldwin, and died Sept. 7,
■1757; ''7) Caleb, born in 1690, died in January,
1724; (8) Elizabeth, bom in 1694, died Feb. 26,
1794, married Andrew Ward. >

I'll) Ebenezer Fowler, born in 1684.. in Guilford,
died there Nov. 28, 1768. He married ^^ay i, 1817,
Elizabeth Starr, born Nov. 26. 1695, died March
26, 1765. Children: (i) Ebenezer, born Jan. II, ■
1719, married Desire Bristol, and died Feb. 19, i
1800; (2) Nathaniel, sketch of whom follows: (3) ''
Huldah, born March 6, 172-, married Samuel Chit-
tenden, and died Nov. 17. 1820: (4") Caleb, bom
Jan. 21. I72r), died :March 17. 1726; (5) Caleb (2),
bom Jan. 21, 1727. died Sept. 22, 1753: (6) Eliza-
beth, born Mav 26. 1732, died Dec. 22, 1810: (7)
Lucy, born Feb. 10, 173;, married Joseph Weld,
and died Sent. ^. 1800; f8) William," born Aug. 6,
1738, died in December, 1739. i

(ITD Nathaniel Fnwler.^born March 21, 1721, ■
died Nov. 12. i7'4. He married Nov. 2, I7,;7, Lucy
Chittenden, born March 12, 1735, died March 5, !



' 1807. Children: (i) Nathaniel, sketch of whom
follows; (2) Reuben, born June 11, 1760, married
Adah Willard, and died Sept. 2, 1832; (3) Lucy,
born Sept. 21, 1761, married Benjamin Chittenden,
and died June 9, 1835 ; (4) Hannah, born May 8,

: 1765, died June i, 1835, rnarried Gilbert Cruttenden.

! (IV) Nathaniel Fowler, born July 14, 1758,

' died Feb. 24, 1841. He was a private in the war of
the Revolution (1776) under Col. Talcott, in Capt.
Hand's Company. He married Ruth Evarts, born
June 30, 1760, daughter of Timothy and Ann (Dud-
ley) Evarts. Children: (i) Ruth, born Feb. 11,
1783, married Eber Cruttenden, and died May 13,
1866; (2) Ann, born Sept. 12, 1787, died Alay 25,
186S; (3) Nathaniel, born Nov. 24, 1788, married
Sally Cruttenden, and died Nov. 28, 1857; (4)
Elisha, born April 6, 1790. died Dec. 13, 1876. mar-
ried Mary Parmelee: (5) Richard, born May 5,
1794. married Polly Hart, and died May 6, 1831 ;
(6) Lyman, sketch of whom follows.

(V) Lyman Fowler, born Jan. 6, 1800, died Feb.
16, 1877. On Nov. 24. 1822, he married Mary Grif-
fing, who was born July 27. 1802. daughter of Peter
and Polly (Fairchild) Griffing, and died March 18,
1885. Children: (i) Charlotte G.. born Dec. 15,
1823, married Elisha Chapman Bishop. (2) Cor-
nelia F., born Oct. 7, 1826, is the wife of Elisha C.
Bishop. (3) Alonzo, born Jan. 23, 1829, died Sept.
I, 1839. (4) Edwin A., born Julv 2, 1834, married
Emeline B. Spencer. Peter Griffing, the father of
the above named Peter, was a captain in the Revo-
lutionary army, was taken prisoner, and died aboard
the "Jersey" prison ship in New York harbor.

GEORGE WASHINGTON HAZARD, a
prominent citizen of Cheshire, who is now success-
fully engaged in fruit growing, was born in Berlin.
Hartford Co.. Conn.. Dec. 3, 1828, and is a son of
William and Lydia (Bills) Hazard, natives of Co-
lumbia, this State. The father was a farmer by oc-
cupation, and spent most of his life in his native
town, where he died in 1847. fie was a brother of
Col. Hazard, the founder of the Hazard Powder
Co., whom he educated. Our subject's paternal
grandfather. Thomas Hazard, of Wapping, Conn.,
was a seafaring man in early life, and his maternal
grandfather, Elizer Bills, was a farmer of Columbia.

At the age of five years our subject was taken
by his parents to Columbia, where he grew to man-
hood, receiving his education in its common schools.
After serving a three years' apprenticeship to the
cabinetmaker's trade, he worked at clock-making in
Bristol for a time, and later engaged in business for
himself as a manufacturer at Waterburv, where he
owned a good home and where he continued to re-
side nineteen years. For twelve vears he was in the
employ of the Wheeler & Wilson Sewing Machine
Co., at Bridgeport, and for five years was a resi-
dent of \^ine'nnd. N. J., where he erected a dwell-
ing for himself. In t8o6 he c^me to Cheshire, New
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lUxm wliich lie has made many valuable improve-
ments, including the erection of a pleasant resi-
diiicc and good barn. He has set out 300 peach
trcfs and 250 grape vines, and is now devoting his
attention to fruit culture.

In October, 1849, ^^^- Hazard was united in
marriage with Miss Sophronia Piatt, a daughter of
luioch' Piatt, of Waterbury, and to them have been
born two sons : Emerson \V. and Adelbert E. Dur-
ing the dark days of the Civil war JMr. Hazard
enlisted, in the fall of 1862, in the 2d Connecticut
Light Battery, and participated in the battles of
Gettysburg and Fort Blakely and the siege of Mo-
bile, remaining in the service until hostilities ceased,
when he was honorably discharged, in 1865. He is
a member of the Grand Army Post at Vineland,
N. J. In politics he is a stanch Republican. Al-
though he is comparatively a recent arrival in
Cheshire, he has already made many warm friends,
and is held in higli regard by all who know him.

GEORGE WELLIXGTOX PLANT, a very
successful farmer and fruit grower of the town of
Piranford, was born ISIarch 12. 1834, on the farm
where he is still to be found, alert and vigorous,
son of John and Angeline (Beach) Plant.

Mr. Plant's father was born ]\Iay 19, 1806, and
•lied May 22, 1881. The mother was born Oct. 9,
1S07. and died Jan. 13, 1883. To them were born
tiic following children: Mary E., now Mrs. William
T. Norton : Anderson W. ; Sarah J. ; George Well-
ington ; John B. ; Angelina B.. deceased ; Emily S. ;
Elizabeth R., ]Mrs. Edward A. Ankelette ; John A.;
and Angelina B. (2), Mrs. Henry F. Swift. Sam-
uel Plant, the paternal grandfather of George W.,
was born April i, 1772, married Sarah, a daugh-
ter of Joseph and Sarah ("Rogers') Frisbee, and
died Feb. 11. 1795. He lived at Branford, and
acted as a coast guard during the war of 1812.
Samuel Plant was a son of Benjamin and Lorain
(Beckwith) Plant, the former born in Branford
in 1732: ho died Aug. 11, i8og. John Plant, his
father, was born in Branford in 1678, and died Feb.
10, 1752 : Hannah Plant, his wife, was a daughter
of Thomas and Hannah (Barnes) Wheadon. of
Branford. This John Plant was the son of John
Plant, the progenitor of the family in Connecticut.
who settled in Branford in 1676, and was a soldier
in the Narragansett war.

George Wellington Plant was educated in the
public schools and remained on the paternal estate,
where he has alwavs followed farming and fruit
growing. In these lines of agriculture his success
has been marked, principally because he has studied
the conditions of profitable operations, and has
"mixed brains" with his labor in the tilling of the
soil. Mr. Plant was married Oct. 7, 1857,^0 Eliza
E. N. Lane, a daughter of Ebenezer Lane, of New
Haven, and to this marriage came one son, John L. ;
he married Mary E., a daughter of Egbert and
Grace (Bunnell) Bishop, of Branford, and -they



have one child, Ethel E. Mr. Plant and his family
are members of the First Congregational Churcii
of Branford, and are highly esteemed for their good
works and Christian character. In politics he is a
Republican, buc has taken little pari m tne manipu,a-
tions of party machinery.

WILLET B. FORBES (deceased) was one of
the most prosperous and successful farmers of East
Haven, as well as one of its most highly esteemed
citizens. He always faithfully performed his duties
of citizenship and took a deep and commendable
interest in the welfare of his town and county. Be-
coming widely and favorably known, he made many
friends, and his death was a loss to the entire com-
munity.

Mr. Forbes was born in East Haven Nov. 23,
1830, a son of Henry and Almira Forbes, and was
reared on a farm in his native town, acquiring his
education in the common schools of the neighbor-
hood. He remained with his parents until his mar-
riage, which was celebrated Sept. 26, 1872, Miss
Marietta S. Bradley becoming his wife. She was
also born at East Haven, Sept. 17, 1840, a daugh-
ter of Justin and Esther S. (Tyler) Bradley, both
natives of East Haven. Her grandfather. Samuel
Bradley, was also born there, and became a very
prominent and influential man of the town, serving
as selectman for several years. He was a member
of the Masonic fraternitv. By occtipation he was
a carpenter. His father. Azariah Bradley, was bom
in 1734. Justin Bradley, JNIrs. Forbes father, was
bom in 1815, and was a very successful and pros-
perous farmer. He died in ]\Iarch, 1895. He also
was quite prominently connected with public affairs ;
was a member of the State Legislature in 1885 ; and
was an active worker in the Episcopal Church. His
first wife, Esther S. (Tvler) Bradlev, daughter of
John S. and Eve E. (Smith) Tyler^ died 'in 1882,
and he subsequently married Frances E. Paddock,
daughter of Charles L. Paddock, of Meriden, Conn.
By the first marriage there were three children :
Marietta S., now Mrs. Forbes; George W., who
was born in 1845 and lives on the old homestead in
East Haven, where his grandfather located and
built in 1792: and Louise, born in April, 1849, '^^'ho
died in May, 185 1. By the second marriage there
were no children.

Mr. and Mrs. Forbes began their domestic life
upon his own farm, and to the cultivation and im-
provement of his property he devoted his energies
throughout the remainder of his life. He was con-
.sidered one of the hardest workers in East Haven,
and also one of its most successful and skillful agri-
culturists, making a specialtv of market gardening
and dairy farming.

To our subject and his wife came two children:
Louise Tyler, born Aug. 17, 1873, died Jan. 9,
1890. }.[ay Etta, horn April 9, 1875, was educated
at Vassar Colleere, and was married Oct. 25. 1899,
to Herbert C. Nickerson, of East Haven, who is



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now engineer at the Xew Haven Water Works.
Mr. Nickerson was born in Xcw Canaan, Conn.,
March 5, 1874, son of Richard G. and Belle T.
(Seymour) Nickerson. He is a Republican politi-
cally. Air. Forbes died Dec. 3, 1887, and since his
death his widow and her dauejhter have success-
fully managed the property. In 1898 they erected
a beautiful modern residence, one of the finest homes
in East Haven. Airs. Forbes is an estimable lady,
possessed of many sterling qualities, and has a large
circle of friends in the community. She holds
membership in the Congregational Churcli, which
her husband also attended. In politics he was a
Republican.

DANIEL SEYAIOUR BRINSMADE, civil
engineer of Shelton, stands prominent among the
native-born business men of his county, and is one
of the most honored and influential citizens of this
region.

Mr. Brinsmade was born Feb. 17, 1845, '" the
town of Trumbull, Fairfield Co., Conn., young-
est son of Daniel Stiles and Catherine (Mallett.e)
Brinsmade. He is a direct descendant in the eighth
generation from William Brinsmade, who came to
this country from England in 1630, locating in
Dorchester, Alassachusetts. !

John Brinsmade, the eldest son of William, set-
tled in Charlestown, Alass., where on Alay 2, 1638,
he was made a freeman, and the same year mar-
ried Alary Carter. About 1642 he moved to the j
town of Stratford, Conn., which at that time com-
prised within its limits both Trumbull and Hunting-
ton ; and it is interesting to note that John Brinsmade 1
and his descendants h.ave maintained a continuous |
residence within the limits of the original town of ;
Stratford from the year 1642 to the present day — I
a period of over two hundred and fifty years. j

Daniel Seymour Brinsmade, whose name intro- !
duces these lines, received his earlier education in
the public schools of his native place and in the
Gunnery, at Washington, Conn. In 1867 he ma- |
triculated in the Scientific Department of Yale Col- j
lege, and graduated in 1870, having taken the en- j
gineering course. Immediately thereafter he went j
to Huntington, locating in that part now known j
as Shelton, and became assistant engineer on the I
construction of the dam there (which is the largest
in the State), at that time being constructed by the '
Ousatonic Water Co. In the fall of 1870 he was !
made chief engineer of the company, and the further j
development of the water-power and its surround-
ings, including the laying-out of the borough of
Shelton, together with its svstem of sewers and
water works, have since been under his charge. In j
1801 the dam built by the Ousatonic Water Co. in i
1870 was sv.'ept away by an immense freshet ac- I
companied bv large quantities of ice. and upon Air. !
Brinsmade devolved the responsibility of design-
ing and constructing a new dam, one containing
such features as would make it safe beyond perad- i



venture, and capable of meeting the conditions
which resulted in the destruction of the original
dam. The efficiency and general plan, as regards
strength and engineering skill, of the present Ousa-
tonic dam are due to Air. Brinsmade's success in
this important work.

^ The intimate connection which the Ousatonic
Water Co. bears to the building up of both Shelton
and Derby has naturally brouglit Air. Brinsmade —
as president and treasurer of that company — into
close relations with the financial and manufactur-
ing interests of the comnnmity. At present he is
yice-president of the Home Trust Co. and a direc-
tor in the Birmingham National Bank, also in sev-
eral manufacturing companies.

Politically a Republican, our subject represented
the town of Huntington in the Legislature of 1S82,
during which session he was largely instrumental
in securing the charter for the borough of Shelton,
and for much of the time since he has served that
borough in some capacity. In religious faith he
is a member of the Congregational Church of
Derby.



JOHN P. HUBBELL, a well-to-do and influ-
ential farmer of Oxford, is a native of New Haven
county, born Nov. 8, 1834, in Derby, where he re-
mained until five years of age. The family then
removed to Oxford, where our subject grew to
manhood, upon a farm, and attended the common
schools of the locality. At the age of fifteen he-
commenced work at the mason's trade, which he
learned under his father's direction, and continued
to work with him for four years. He followed his
trade uninterruptedly until after the Civil war broke
out, when, in 1862, he became a private in Com-
pany B, 20th Conn. A". I., and was mustered into
service at New Haven. He first went to Washing-
ton, D. C, and from there to Sandy Hook, near
Harper's Ferry, where he was injured while un-
loading army supplies from a train, a box of am-
mtmition falling upon him. After several months
spent in the field hospital he was discharged, in
December, 1863, and returned to Oxford, but did
not recover from the effects of the accident for two
years.

On finally regaining his health Air. Hubbell be-
gan taking contracts in mason work, and was en-
gaged in that business at Naugatuck for fifteen
years, also doing blacksmith and wagon work for
four years. In 1887 he returned to Oxford and
located on the farm where he now lives. Here he
owns no acres of land, which he has placed under
a high state of cultivation, and upon which he has
made many useful and valuable improvements. He
is engaged in general farming and the dairy busi-
ness, and in his labors is meeting with most grati-
fyine success.

Air. Hnbhell vi-as married Oct. 4. 1858. to ATiss
Celestia Whittlesev. and to them have been born
six sons and one daughter, namely: Silas, George,



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Charles, Harold (deceased), Leslie, Edwin (de-
ceased), and Frances Isbell (deceased). Air.
Hubbell is unwavering in his support of the men
and measures of the Republican party, and for over
ten years he most capably filled the office of con-
stable. Those who know him best are numbered
among' his warmest friends, and no citizen m Ux-
ford is more highly respected than John P. Hubbell.

DAVID B. HULL, one of the most progressive
and enterprising business men in Waterbury, was
born Feb. 21, 1833, on the farm in that town where
his father, Garny Hull, was born, Jan. 10, 1S03.
His grandfather, John Hull, was born there Feb.
21, 1772, and was a son of Ezra Hull, so that our
subject is of the fourth generation to make his
home in Waterbury.

John Hull, grandfather of David B., was a farm-
er by calling. He married Sena Adams, and they
had two children : Garny, the father of our sub-
ject; and Sarah, who died in \\'aterbury, unmar-
ried.

Garny Hull, was reared a farmer, and agricul-
ture was his life-long vocation. He resided in the
town of Waterbury. On Feb. 15, 1825, he married
Melissa Baldwin, who was bom in the neiglibor-
hood of Waterbury — the street, or neighborhood,
being named in honor of her famil}-. Her father,
David Baldwin, was a carpenter in early life, and
later became a successful farmer in Waterbury, his
native town. After their marriage Garny Hull and
his wife settled on a farm in Waterbury and there
reared a family of five children, born in the follow-
ing order: Ellen L., now deceased, was first mar-
ried to B. J. Bristol, and afterward to A. B. Pot-
ter; Harriet ^L married B. H. Lewis, who came
from Naugatuck ("he is now deceased) ; Stiles D.
died in infancy; David B. is the subject of this
sketch; John L. died April i, 1858. at the age of
about twenty years. The mother died Aug. 5, 1887.
In politics Garny Hull was originally a Whig, but
upon the disintegration of that party became a-
stanch Republican.

David B. Hull assisted on the home farm, and
attended the district school until eighteen years of
age, when he came to the city of Waterburv and
learned the carpenter's trade under Chester Curtis.
After finishing his apprenticeship he worked as a
journeyman until 1865, when he began contracting
and building on his own account, continuing thus
until about i8qo, during which period he realized a
competence. He then quietly embarked in the real-
estate business as bein^- less onerous.

On Oct. 7. i8s5. David B. Hull was joined in
marriage with Miss Harriet A. Lines, who was
born in Thomaston. Conn., daughter of Sherman
Lines, a native of Oxford, and a son of Zebulon
Lines. Sherman Lines married Harriet French,
daughter of Asa French, of Oxford. One child has
been born to Mr. and Mrs. David B. Hull. Tohn B.,
who is still under the parental roof ; he is a car-
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I penter by trade. Politically Mr. Hull is a Repub-
1 lican, but he has never evinced any ambition for
i office. In religion the family are Congregational-
t ists and fully live up to the teachings of that sect.
' Noah Baldwin, the father of David Baldwin,
after whom the subject of this sketch was named,
I was born Jan. 23, 1755, and married Elizabeth
I Ives. He died Jan. 9, 1813. Jonathan Baldwin,
father of Noah, was a lieutenant colonel in the
! Revolutionary war; he married Mary Bronson,
daughter of Ebenezer Bronson. The Colonel died
I April 2, 1802, and his widow Alay 17, 1821. They
i were the parents of the following named children :



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