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The Prindle genealogy. embracing the descendants of William Pringle the first settler, in part for six, seven and eight generations, and also the ancestors and descendants of Zalmon Prindle for ten generations, covering a period of two hundred and fifty-two years, 1654-1906 online

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bury, Conn., 1827, ae. 82; d. Nov. 3, 1786.

Children, born in West Haven:
1. Nathaniel Beecher% b. 1767; m. 1786, Dinah



16 Prindle Genealogy.

Smith, of West Haven, who was b. 1767, and d.
Southbury, Conn., Nov. 23, 1839; d. March 27,

1827.

Children :

1. Lewis Beecher'', b. Sept. 7, 1787; m. July 15,

1810, Martha Peck, of Newtown, Conn., dau.
Nathan and Huldah Peck, who was b. April 23,
1792, and d. Aug. 7, 1835; d. Oct. 8, 1836. 7 ch.

2. Sibilla Beecher", b. Sept. 10, 1789; m. Nov. 30,

1812, Ebenezer Booth, son of Elijah, who was
b. April 7, 1790, and d. Feb. 12, 1864; d. April
5, 1869. 5 ch.

3. Lyman Beecher% b. Dec. 18, 1791; m. Jan. 10,

1813, Sally Wheeler, who was b. Nov. 8, 1794;
rem. to Vienna, Ohio; d. July 4, 1851. 10 ch.

4. Nathaniel Beecher'% b. 1792; m. May 22, 1824,

Hannah Peck, who was b. in Southbury, and d.
there March 29, 1874; d. Dec. 30, 1857. 2 ch.

5. Ransom Beecher", b. May 15, 1794; m. 1816, Polly

Peck, Newtown, Conn., dau. of John and Polly
(Kimberly) Peck, who was b. Bridgeport, Feb. 7,
1799, and d. Vienna, Ohio, Aug. 29, 1890, having
lived 70 years on the farm there, to which place
they rem. in Oct., 1820; d. 1883. 2 ch.

6. Gratia Beecher", b. April 20, 1797; m. (1) 1825,

Electus B. Chamberlain, of Pine Plains, N. Y.,
who was b. Dec. 23, 1797, and d. Feb. 28, 1851;
m. (2) 1855, Enos Grannis, of New Haven; d.
July 25, 1883. 7 ch.

7. Sherman Beecher", b. June 12, 1793; went South,

and not heard from after.

8. William Beecher", b. Jan. 24, 1805; m. Feb. 20,

1827, Hannah Amidown, of Southbridge, INIass.,
who d. March 28, 1861 ; d. Newton Center, Mass.,
Jan. 10, 1893, ae. 88. 3 ch.

9. Smith Beecher"', b. 1808; m. New Haven, 1836,

Mary Esther Short, who was b. Derby, Conn., Oct.
18, 1814, and d. Oct. 4, 1896, ae. 82; res. New



Descendants of Phoebe-. 17

Haven until 1842, when he rem. to Southbridge,
Mass., where he d. 1875. 4 ch.

"Many of the descendants of Nathaniel Beech-
er" were noted musicians of more than ordinary
talents and have occupied prominent positions in
musical organizations and church worship, by
which their memory and soul-inspiring music will
never be effaced. . . .

"Nathaniel was also a musician, and for many
years played the 'cello in the Congregational
Church choir in Southbury."

Ezra Beecher% b. 1768; m. Oct. 26, 1790, Betsey
White, who was b. New Haven, 1769, and d. South-
bury, June 12, 1843, dau. of Samuel ^^liite; rem.
1792 to Southbury; d. Dec. 14, 1820.

Children, horn in Southbury:

1. Jane Beecher", b. June 13, 1792; m. Sept. l6, 1811,

Reuben Hughes (son of Wm. Hues), who was
b. Dec. 2, 1791, and d. April 4, 1837; d. July
9, 1869, ae. 77. 12 ch.

2. Isaac Beecher°, b. ; m. Drake; d.

Palmyra, N. Y. s.p.

3. Laura Beecher^, b. June 22, 1797; m. Sept. 22,

1819, Warren H. Reeves, who was b. on L. I.,
of Scotch parents, 1799, and d. April 14, 1866,
ae. 67; d. Ononoville, N. Y., May 7, 1854. 9 ch.

4. Mary Beecher% b. 1801; m. William Childs; d.

New Haven, Nov. 15, 1872, ae. 71. 2 ch.

5. Betsey Beecher'', b. 1802; m. April l6, 1822,

Lyman Johnson, who was b. 1801, and d. New
Haven, Jan. 8, 1829, ae. 28; d. New Haven,
March 5, 1882. 1 dau.

6. Roxanna Beecher^ b. 1806; m. Sept. 6, 1836,

Joshua C. Sears, who d. Oct. 23, 1842, ae. 36;
d. New Haven, Oct. 7, 1869, ae. 63. 2 ch.

7. Caroline Beecher'', b. 1810; m. (1) New Haven,

June 21, 1829, Thomas Vorse, who d. 1843; m.
(2) 1854, Smith Bennett; d. July, 1885. 2 ch.
by 1st marriage.



18 Prindle Genealogy.

3. Mary Beecher'', b. 1770; m. Nov. 26, 1789, Truman

Bristoll; d. Oct. 1, 1800; res. Southbury.

Cliildren:

1. Leavitt Bristol", m. Jan. 4, 1821, Salache Decker,

who d. June 6, 1859. 8 ch.

2. Cyrus Bristoll", m. and rem. to Iowa. 6 ch. and

peril, others.

4. John Beecher', b. 1772; rem. to Southbury with the

family abt. 1792; sold his share in the homestead,
July 22, 1795, to Henry Ward.

5. Alanson Beecher% b. 1775; m. ^Southbury, April 3,

1800, Anna Booth, dau. of Elijah and Anna Booth,
who was b. Oct. 13, 1779, and d. Oct. 15, 1820;
d. May 3, I860.

Children :

1. Cornelia Beecher", b. Sept. 16, 1800; m. Aug. 13,

1824, George Canfield, of South Britain, Conn.
6 ch.

2. Cyrus Beecher", b. Oct. 4, 1801; m. 1841, Phebe

Parks, of White Plains, N. Y., Avho was b. 1805,
and d. July, 1853; d. Oct. 8, 1882.

3. John Willys Beecher", Rev., b. Southbury, Nov.

2, 1803; m. Sept. 4, 1838, Achsa Judson, dau. of
Dea. Benjamin, who was b. Woodbury, Conn.,
June 22, 1810; d. Vernon Center, N. Y., Jan. 20,
1858. 7 ch.

6. Thankful Beecher\ b. Sept. 15, 1778; m. Oct. 31,

1804, John Wheeler, who was b. 1775, and d. 1846;
d. April 15, 1871, ae. 93.

"A few years after her husband's death she rem.
to Ohio, and chose a permanent home with her dau.
For many years she gave the strongest evidence of
deep, soul-seated Christian character." 1 dau.:

1. Marietta T. Wheeler", b. :\ray 17, 1817; m. 1840,

William Catlin, M.D.; rem. to Cleveland, Ohio,
where they died.

She was, in her youth, an accomplished

violinist.



Descendants of Phoebe-. ip

7. David Beecher^ b. 1782; m. Rachel , who

was b. 1785^ and d. March 7, 1845; d. Southbury,
May 30, 1849, ae. 67.

Children :

1. Merritt A. Beeche^^ b. July 3, 1804; res. with

her father until abt. 1834; rem. to the West.

2. Sarah Marie Beecher'% b. Feb. Q, 1806; m. Sept.

12, 1825, John D. Leavenworth, who was b. Jan.
2, 1803; res. Monroe and Bridgeport, Conn. 2 ch.
S. Erastus D. Beecher"', b. July 14, 1814; d. Sept. 25,
1820.

8. Isaac Beecher% b. Feb. 8, 1787 (posth.) ; d. May

8, 1792.
7. Phebe Beecher* (twin with John), b. Sept. 26, 1744;

m. Northrop ; mentioned in her father's Will.

No further record.



The compiler is indebted to the courtesy of Mr. Reuben Beecher
Hughes, of New Haven, Conn., the compiler of the Genealogy
of a Branch of the Beecher Family, for much of the foregoing
data pertaining to the Beechers.



3. JOHN PRINDLE.

John- Prindle (William'^), son of William and Mary (Des-
borough) Prindle^ was born in New Haven, Conn., October 5,
1658; removed to Derby, Conn., where he married, 1st, December
23, 1685, Mary Hull, daughter of Dr. John Hull, who was born
October 31, 1666, and died September 5, 1696. He married, 2nd,
March 1, 1697, Abigail Hawkins, daughter of Joseph and Mercy
(Johnson) Hawkins, who died July 1, 1698; and 3rd, December 21,
1699, Hannah Botsford, twin to Joanna, and daughter of Elnathan
and Hannah (Baldwin) Botsford, who was born in April, 1673.

His home was on Great Neck, where he died November 25,
1734, and his widow, Hannah, married November 14, 1735, as his
2nd wife, Capt. Joseph Hull, brother of Mary (Hull) Prindle.

Some of the twelve original settlers of Derby were from Derby,
in England, and probably named this place in its honor. May,
1675. It had been set off from Milford, which was settled in 1639.

John Prindle came to Derby shortly before his marriage to
Mary Hull, and thereafter his name appears frequently on the
records of the town; on the lists of the assignment of lots; on
the lists of estates; on the committee for seating the people in the
church; as sending money and wood to the minister; as helping to
lay out the land; as keeper of the " ordinary " or tavern, in 1716; as
Deacon of the church; as administrator of his son's estate; and
as town clerk.

Children of John and Mary, horn in Derby:
1. JoHN^, Jr., b. Oct. 1, 1686; m. May 31, 1709, Deborah
Booth, dau. Ebenezer and his 2nd wife Elizabeth (Jones)
Booth, who was b. in 1689, and was a dau. of Richard
Jones, of Haddam, Conn.

Children :

1. Edmund*, b. Feb. 4, 1709; d. Sept. 22, 1734.

2. Nathaniel*, b. Aug. 23, 1711; d. .

ii. Samuel^ b. July 18, I69I ; m. Dec. 1, 1715, Abigail Lewis;
d. Stratford, Conn., May 25, 1718. His widow m. Nov.
8, 1721, Joshua Judson of Stratford, as his 2nd wife,
andd. Feb. 18, 1721-2.

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Descendants of John". 21

In his Will, dated May 18, 1718, and probated June
30, 1718, he gives to his wife Abigail, "ye improvement
of all my Estate while she Remains my wido; and if it
please God to give me a child that lives to Ear my es-
tate then I give the whole that shall Remain after it is
brought up to that my child. But if it please God not to
give me any Issue that shall live to Ear my Estate
then I give and bequeath to my Dear and Loving wife
Abigail one Third part of all my Estate to have hold and
Dispose of as her one for Ever and the Remainder to
my Dear and loving Brother Ebenezer^ Pringle of
Wallingford."

Edmund Lewis to be sole Executor. Inventory £131-
01-0 (Dwelling house Shops and Fulling Mill), taken
April 13, 1719, by John Levenworth and Robert Walker.

Children :
1. Samuel*, b. June 28, 1718. posth.

iii. Ebenezer^, b. July 15, 1693; m. Abigail ; d. ;

rem. to Wallingford, Conn.

Children:

1. MARY^ b. April 8, 1722; m. June 23, 1746, Abraham

Hall, son of Daniel and Martha (Doolittle) Hall, of
Wallingford, who was b. Jan. 27, 1722, and d. Dec.
2, 1760; d. May 12, 1742. (His children were all
by his 2nd wife, Hannah .)

2. Abigail*, b. July 30, 1724.

3. Sarah*, b. May 22, 1729-

4. Elizabeth*, b. Feb. 17, 1732; m. May 4, 1749, John

Hall, 4th (bro. of Abraham, who m. sister Mary),
who was b. Jan. 29, 1724, and d. May 13, 1795; d.
Meriden, Conn., Oct. 21, 1802, ae. 71.

Children:
1. Prindle HalP, b. June 30, 1750; m. Dec. 5, 1771,
Anna Mix; d. Dec. 6, 1821.

Children :
1. Ebenezer HalP, b. March 26, 1773; m. Hannah
Cranston, who d. 1851. 4 ch.



22 Prindle Genealogy.

2. Aner Hair\ b. March 9, 1771; m. Hannah Huse-

field, who d. Feb. 21, 1852; d. Oct. 2, 1848; res.
1883, Johnsonville, N. Y. 8 ch.

3. Anna HalP, b. Oct. 7, 1776; m. Philo Mix.

4. Lydia Hall'', b. Sept. 13, 1778.

5. Sarah HalF", b. April 25, 1780.

2. John HalP, b. May 8, 1752; d. 1764.

3. Mary HalP, b. Sept. 10, 1754; d. March 1, 1825.

4. Sarah HalP, b. May 11, 1756; d. 1760.

5. EHzabeth HalP, b. April 20, 1757; d. March 30,

1847.

6. David HalP, b. Sept., 1761; m. (1) Dec. 1, 1786,

Hannah Doolittle; m. (2) Martha Lewis, who was
b. April 17, 1766, and d. July 17, 1857; d. Aug.
3, 1843.

Children:

1. Benjamin HalP, b. Oct. 8, 1787; d. Mar. 26, 1849.

2. Betsey HalP, b. Sept. 25, 1789; d. Mar. 10, 1824.

3. Sally HalP, b. Sept. 25, 1789; d. May l6, 1854.

4. Susan HalP, b. July 20, 1793; d. Nov. 3, 1823.

5. Phebe HalP, b. Sept. 30, 1798; d. Sept. 23, 1864.

6. John HalP, b. April 10, 1800; d. Aug. — , 1876.

7. Hannah HalP, b. Sept. 26, 1802; d. Jan. 25, 1825.

8. Pamelia HalP, b. Oct. 29, 1804; d. Sept. 5, 1819-

9. Juliette HalP, b. Feb. 27, 1808; d. June 8, 1855.

7. Sarah HalP, b. Feb. 13, 1764; d. 1777.

8. Abigail HalP, b. Feb. 24, 1766; d. Oct. 28, 1828.

9. John HalP, b. Jan. 9, 1768; m. Ruth Hall; d. April

21, 1851. s.p.
10. Joseph HalP, b. Oct. 28, 1770; m. Hannah Francis;
d. March 13, 1831; lived on homestead, Meriden,
Conn.

' Children :

1. Sherman HalP, b. April 26, 1806; d. Dec. 6,

1869. s.p.

2. John HalP', b. Jan. 5, 1808; d. July 9, 1836. s.p.

3. Emery HalP, b. Sept. 29, 1809; living 1881. unm.

4. Lucy HalP, b. May 27, 1811; d. Feb. 18, 1818.



Descendants of John-. 23

5. Julius HalP, b. June 27, 1813; m. May 1, 1853,

Laura L. Parker. 6 ch.

6. Maria Hall'', b. Aug. 30, 1815; d. May 5, 1846.

11. Jeduthan Hall% b. April 25, 1773; m. Martha

Francis, sister of bro. Joseph's wife Hannah, who
d. June 29, 1856; d. July 9, 1851; res. Pittstown,
N. Y.

Children :

1. Charlotte HalP, b. Sept. 30, 1799; d. July 22,

1841.

2. Mary Ann HalP, b. June 25, 1803; d. Feb. 28,

1836.

3. Roxy Lany HalP, b. March 17, 1807; living 1881.

4. Jane HalP, b. Jan. 20, 1809; d. Jan. 20, 1870.

5. Jacob Francis HalP, b. July 23, 1815; living 1881.

12. Isaac HalP, May 28, 1776; m. (1) Rebecca GifFord;

m. (2) Sarah Halladay; d. Jan. 1, 1838.

Children :

1. David HalF', b. Dec. — , 1801; d. .

2. Jabish Hair, b. Jan. 21, 1806; d. June 23, 1869.

3. Jeduthan HalP, b. June 12, 1811.

4. Harry Hall'', b. July 20, 1817; was in U. S. Array.

5. Charles Hall", b. Feb. 10, 1823; d. Feb. 7, 1867.

5. JoHN^ b. Jan. 5, 1739-

6. Ebenezer^ (probably). An Ebenezer Prindle was one

of 28 persons who, in April, 1768, petitioned the Gen.
Assembly to be freed from paying rates, etc., and
to have a minister among themselves. Also one of
the incorporators of Meriden, Conn., June, 1806.

Ebenezer and wife also among the original mem-
bers of the Church at ^leriden of which the Rev.
Theophilus Hall was its first pastor. — Hist, of Wal-
lingford.
iv. Mary^, b. Sept. 6, 169(3 ("Sept. the sist") ; d. Dec. 26, I696.

Children of John and Hannah:
v. Hannah", b. Dec. 4, 1700; m. (1) Nathan Smith; (2)
July 27, 1726, Samuel Botsford, son of Samuel and



24 Prindle Genealogy.

Hannah ( ) Botsford, who d. in 1783. "He lived

on what is known as the Jerry Andrew place, on Bungay,
south of the school-house."
1. Nehemiah Botsford^ b. March 2, 1727; m. Mary
Johnson, dau. of Samuel and Mary (Durand) John-
son, who d. Dec, 1812.

His Will was dated Jan. 12, 1802, only a few days
before his death, in Jan., 1802.

Children :

1. Eunice Botsford', bapt. Jan. 15, 1769; m. William

Fenton.

2. Isaac Botsford■^ b. 176'9; bapt. Sept. 2, 1770; m.

Mary Miles, dau. of Theophilus and Mary (Meeker)
Miles, who d. Feb. 14, 1849, ae. 74; d. April 10,
1843, ae. 74.

"Capt. Isaac lived on Bungay where Mr. John
Shay now (1900) lives."

Children :

1. Mary Botsfo^d^ b. 1797; m. Curtis Botsford.

2. Clark Botsford", b. 1799; m. (1) Cynthia Miles;

(2) Mrs. Malinda Hine, of Oxford. 5 ch.

3. Sabra Botsford^ b. 1801; m. (1) Pope;

(2) John Rose.

4. Grace Botsford'', b. July 13, 1804; m. Isaac N.

Ailing.

5. Giles Botsford", b. Nov. 20, 1805; d. May 20,

1828.

6. Smith Botsford", b. March 2, 1806; m. Mary A.

Sanford. 6 cli.

7. Jane Botsford", b. March 21, 1808; m. Jabez

Baldwin.

8. John W. Botsford", b. — ; located in Michi-

gan.

3. Lucy Botsford'', bapt. Aug. 30, 1772; m. Hawkins

Fenton.

4. Hannah Botsford'', b. 1774; m. Asa Cooper.

5. Margaret Botsford'', bapt. April 28, 1776; m.

Griffin.



Descendants of John-. 25

6. Nehemiah Botsford\ Jr., "Deacon," b. May 10,

1778; m. Lucy Waters, dau. of Abel and Ruth
(Curtis) Waters, of Oxford, who d. Feb. 11, 1856,
ae. 79; d. Oct. 13, 184,2.
Children :

1. Abel Waters Botsford^ b. abt. 1799; m. Margaret

Cooper; d. Nov. 13, 1845; res. N. J. 3 ch.

2. Isaac Botsford% b. abt. 1801; m. Dec. 21, 1828,

Mary Jennette Miles, dau. of Theophilus and
Freelove (Nettleton) Miles, who d. Aug. 12, 1871,
ae. 67; d. Oct. 22, 1847. 7 ch.

3. Lucy Botsford*' (twin), b. 1803; d. April 30, 1815.

4. Lucius Botsford*^ (twin), b. 1803; m. Betsey M.

Botsford, dau. of Samuel and Diantha (Cady)
Botsford, who d. Feb. 23, 1873, ae. 85; d. Oct.
4, 18—. 3 ch.

5. Lucy Botsford'% 2nd, b. 1807; d. 1838.

6. Treat Botsford*', b. 1809; m. Jan. 5, 1835, Caro-

line Canfield, dau. of Daniel and Anna (Hurd)
Canfleld, of Humphreyville, Conn., who was b.
Sept. 26, 1806, and d. 1854; d. 1855. 3 ch.

7. Stephen Botsford'"', b. 1811 ; m. Ann Goadbey, who

d. April 14, 1891, ae. 82; d. Nov. 25, 1870; res.
New York City.

8. Maria Botsford^ b. March 27, 1813; d. Jan. 6,

1888, unm.

9. Sarah Botsford^ b. 1819; m. Abraham Collins.

7. Nathan Botsford^ bapt. ; "went to York

State;" m. Waters.

8. Josiah Botsford'', b. May l6, 1782; "went to Illinois."

2. Sarah Botsford\ b. July 7, 1728; m. Samuel Bassett.

3. Mary Botsford^ b. Jan. 11, 1729; m. Abiel Camp, of

Salisbury.

4. Hannah Botsford\ b. April 19, 1731 ; m. Eli Hawkins.

5. Samuel Botsford*, b. Jan. 2, 1733; m. Elizabeth Wat-

kins, dau. of Rev. Mr. Watkins.
Children:
1. Ezra Botsford^ b. Oct. 20, 1762; m. Experience
Curtis; d. 1819-



2Q Prindle Genealogy.

Childre7i :

1. Cyrus Botsford", b. 1782; m. (1) Sept. 20, 1857,

Hannah Betts Joyce, wid. of Josiah Short; m.

(2) Aurene ; m. (3) Jennette Beebe, dau.

of Marton Beebe. 6 ch. by Aurene, and 8 ch.
by Annette.

2. Truman Botsford", b. 1785.

3. Esther Botsford", b. 1787; m. James H. Stevens.

4. Lucinda Botsford", b. 1789; m. Leavitt Scoville.

5. Curtis Botsford", b. 1790; m. Mary Botsford, dau.

of Capt. Isaac and Mary (Miles) Botsford, who
d. Nov. 2, 1857, ae. 60; d. Feb. 28, 1845, ae.
54. 7 ch.

6. Samuel Botsford", b. 1793.

7. Nyphemia Botsford", b. 1795; m. Levi Blancott.

8. Mary Botsford", b. 1796.

9. Peter Botsford", b. 1798.
10. Eunice Botsford", b. 1800.

2. Ebenezer Botsford% b. July 30, 1764.

3. Ruth Botsford% b. July 22, 1766.

4. Samuel Botsford^ b. Oct. 30, 1768.

5. William Botsford^ b. Aug. 4, 1770; d. June 11,

1812.

6. Zibe Botsford^ b. July 4, 1772.

7. Charity Botsford^ b. Nov. 13, 1774.

6. John Botsford^ b. April 23, 1734; m. (1) 1758, Dorcas

, who d. 1773; m. (2) 1774, Rachel Murray,

dau. of Abraham and Elizabeth Murray; rem. 1702,
from Chusetown to Oxford, and jn 1796 to Salisbury,
Conn.

Children of John and Dorcas:

1. Sarah Botsford', bapt. Feb. 3, 1760.

2. Hannah Botsford^ bapt. July 12, 1761; d. 1761.

3. Simeon Botsford^ bapt. Aug. 21, 1763.

4. Hannah Botsford^ 2nd, bapt. June 9, 1765; m. 1780,

Reuben Chapman.

5. Damaris Botsford'', bapt. May 24, 1767; m. 1788,

Abel Smith.



Descendants of John-. 27

6. Dorcas Botsford% bapt. April 1, 1770.

7. Esther Botsford', bapt. May 24, 1772.

Children of John and Rachel:

8. Rachel Botsford^ bapt. Aug. 20, 1775.

9. Mary Botsford% bapt. Sept. 7, 1777.

10. John Botsford% bapt. July 11, 1779-

11. Levi Botsford", bapt. Aug. 5, 1781.

12. Lemuel Botsford^ bapt. Oxford, Conn., Oct. 5, 1788.

7. Gamaliel Botsford\ b. May 13, 1736; d. 1770, unm.

8. Esther Bctsford% b. Jan. 7, 1738; d. unm.

9. Eunice Botsford\ b. April, 1740; m. (1) Oct. 31, 1764,

Jabez Pritchard (or Prichard), son of James and
Abigail (Hickox) Pritchard, who d. 1777; m. (2)
Elisha Steele.

Lieut. Jabez Pritchard enlisted July, 1777, in Capt.
Carris' Co., Col. Enos' Regiment, who was in command
of the guards at Horseneck which were afterwards
transferred to Major Humphrey's command, near Fort
Independence. In the conflict at the fort he was
taken prisoner with others, confined first at Kings-
bridge and afterwards on a prison ship in the North
River. His commission was taken from him and he
so brutally and inhumanly treated that he lived but
a short time, and died while on the prison ship that
same year.

That he was a man of generous nature and bore an
honorable character is evidenced from the fact that he
might have escaped capture had he deserted a poor
wounded comrade, which he would not and did not do.
And when he saw his comrades dying about him for
want of food, he divided his money with them, which
act, says Capt. Bradford Steele, was the means by
which his own life was saved.
Children :
1. Leverette Pritchard^ b. ; m. Dec. 26, 1792,

Charlotte Harger, dau. of Edward and Susanna

(Dickinson) Harger, of Derby, Conn., who was b.

Nov. 17, 1773, and d. Feb. 18, 18r>] ; d. June 9,

1848.



28 Prindle Genealogy.

Children :

1. Eunice Pritchard«, b. Jan. 29, 1795; m. (1) 1812,

James Spencer; m. (2) Marcus Leggo; m. (3)
Horace Radford.

2. Jabez Pritchard^ 2d, b. Mar. 17, 1798; d. Oct. 10,

1804.

3. Clark Pritchard'% b. July 17, 1805; d. Jan. 24,

1806.

4. Sally Pritchard% b. Feb. 11, 1807; m. (1) 1829,

Hiram Randall; m. (2) Lewis M. Hoadley.

5. Jabez Edward Pritchard*', b. Oct. 30, 1809; m.

(1) Nov. 26, 1828, Lucretia, dau. of Theophilus
and Freelove (Nettleton) Miles, who was b. Mar.
19, 1812; m. (2) May 25, 1871, Mrs. Eliza Wil-
liams, dau. of Stephen and Betsey Ann (Hub-
bell) Baldwin, of Oxford; d. Oct. 31, 1881. 2 ch.

6. Edwin Pritchard^ b. Mar. 19, 1812; d. Feb. 3,

1853.

7. Charlotte Pritchard^ b. May 17, 1818; m. Isaac

Lindley.
10. Ruth Botsford\ b. May 16, 1742; m. 1762, Eleazer
Hawkins,
vi. Elnathan', b. July 13, 1702; d. May 11, 1721.
vii, Abigail^ b. Oct. 17, 1704; m. Nov. 20, 1728, Ebenezer
Chatfield, son of John and Anna (Harger) Chatfield,
who was b. July 4, 1703.

Children :

1. Ebenezer Chatfield*, b. Sept. 8, 1729; m. Mar. 23,

1768, Susanna Waterous.

2. Abigail Chatfield^ Jan., 1731.

3. Elnathan Chatfield^ b. 1733; m. Sept. 12, 1754, Han-

nah Northrop, dau. of Capt. Joel Northrop, of Wood-
bridge.

4. Mindwell Chatfield^, b. Sept. 9, 1735.

5. Levi Chatfield\ b. Jan. 6, 1738; d. 1758, in camp.

6. Lemuel Chatfield', b. 1740; d. 1758, at home.

viii. Mary^ 2d, b. Sept. 20, 1708; m. Dec. 30, 1730, Edward
Washburn, who was b. June 17, 1708, son of William,



Descendants of John'. 29

b. Mar. 16, 1688, and d. June 18, 1741, and Hannah
(Wooster) Washburn, who d. April 1, 1737.

Children :

1. Daniel Washburn*, b. Nov. 21, 1731.

2. Ruth Washburn% b. April 2, 1738.

3. Eunice Washburn*, b. April 14, 1742.

4. Lemuel Washburn*, b. Nov. 28, 1744.

5. Mary Washburn*, b. Mar. 20, 1749.

6. Hope Washburn*, b. Mar. 1, 1750.

7. Abel Washburn*, b. Oct. 17, 1753; bapt. Jan. 14, 1754.



4. MARY PRINDLE.

Mary- Prindle (Willia7n'^), daughter of William and Mary
(Desborough) Prindle, was born in New Haven, Conn., March 8,
1659-60; married, "before John Nash," January 23, 1683, John
Roach (also spelled Roch and Roatch), probably of Milford, Conn.;
admitted to the Congregational Church, Milford, December 28,
1686; died in Milford, August 1 6, 1691.

Children, bapt. in Milford:

i. Mary Roach'-, bapt. Nov. 20, 1687.
ii. Sarah Roach% bapt. July 20, 1690.
iii. Samuel Roach', bapt. Aug. 30, 1691; d. Sept. 10, 1691.

iv. Thankful Roach^ bapt. ; m. , 1736-7,

Joseph Peck.

Milford Land Records show transfers of property, March 14,
1726-7, from Joseph Peck to Thankful Rocli ; and May 29, 1736,
from John Roatch to " my daughter Thankful Roatch, for the great
care showed to me in my very old age, my dwelling house, garden,
and land of one-fourth acre in ye westermost part of je town,
bounded S. on ye street or highway, W. on ye land which ye sd
Thankful bought of Lieu. Jos. Peck, N. on ye undivided land or
comonage, E. in part sd comonage, & in part of ye land of Alice
Roberts."

The original first and second volumes of these records are miss-
ing, and Vol. II L (which is indexed as II.), has a note at the front
saying, " Third Book of Records with a transcript of the most
necessary things contained in the two former books. 1677."

It is presumed that the ancient scribe, in using his judgment
as to the " most necessary things " to be transcribed for preserva-
tion, must have omitted many most interesting and valuable
" things " to historians and genealogists !



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5. EBENEZER PRINDLE.

Ebenezer- Puindle (William^), son of William and Mary
(Desborough) Prindle, was born in New Haven, Conn., September
10, l(j()l ; married Elizabeth, daughter of John Hubby (or Hobby),
whose will, dated Greenwich, Conn., April 24, 1707, and probated
May tlG, 1707, was signed John Hobe, and mentions sons Thomas,
]ienjaniiii and Jonathan, and daughters Elizabeth Prindle, Hannah
Bunckuni, Martha Moris, Mary Holmes and Rachel James, and
graiidcliildren Rebecca and Hannah Hardy (daus. of dee'd dau.
Rebecca Hardy), John Hubby and ISIary Holmes. Son Jonathan
Hubby and son-in-law Stephen Holmes, executors. (Savage has
the name as Hobby.)

They first removed to Milford, Conn., where they and their
children, Sarah, Enos, Joseph, Benjamin and Jonathan, were bap-
tized and received into the First (Cong.) Church, July 4, 1703; re-
moved again, about 1709-10, to Newtown, Conn., where he settled,
and died there in 1740.

From the Milford records the following has been abstracted:

May 3, 1().')<). — Deed, Ebenezer Prindel of Milford, to James
Prime of Milford, land "being 97 Lott in 3rd Shott in last division
18 acres more or less for 11."

March 11, 1703. — "Wee whose names are underwritten being
Chosen bv the towne this to Informe we have laid out for said
Ebenezer Prindle Halfe an acre of Land at the foot of the hill at
the lane end Conionly cal'd Canfields lane in the nor west side of
the highway bounded witli the Comon East West North & South."

Eliazer Rogers



John Smith
Joseph Peck



Recorded ye ir)th of March 1703 by
Richard Rvan Register.



" 97 Lott is Ebenz Prindles who hath eighteen acres for eleven
be it more or less Iving in ye 3rd Shott upon Coney hill so called
and is bounded with Sylvanus Baldwins land Southerly with a
highway Easterly and James Primes land Northerly and a highway

Westerlv.

by me Silvanus Baldwin Measurer
Sized by Us ' These two Lotts were Recorded

Sami Burwell ffebi" 26th 1714-15

John Smith Jo"*^ Law Reg^'."



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