Franklin Cogswell Prindle.

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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Samuel J.% b. Mar. 7, 1793; m. Dec. 3, 1846,
Mary A. Brown*"', dau. of Daniel and Ruth^
(Charles*, Joseph^', Joseph', William^) (Prindle)
Brown, of New Haven, who was b. Oct. 3, 1814,
and d. Sharon, Jan. 12, 1875, ae. 60; d. Dec. 11,
1886, ae. 93.

Children :
1. Ruth Sybell'^, b. Feb. 7, 1849; res, Sharon,

Descendants of Joseph-. Qi

2. Charles Mark^ b. Aug. 18, 1851; m. Amenia,

N. Y., Nov. 25, 1875, Julia Rebecca Morehouse,
dau. of Julius Morehouse.

Children :

1. Mary ELIZABETH^ b. Oct. 17, 1876.

2. Samuel J.», b. Oct. 18, 1878; d. Jan, 11, 1889.

3. Robert Winthrop*, b. Aug. 23, 1880.

4. Alice Louise^, b. June 28, 1882; m. June 28,

1904, Ralph Asher Pike, of Woodstock,

5. Bertha Ruth^ b. Mar. 16, 1884.

6. Charles Henry^ b. Mar. 25, 1885.

3. Julia Martha", b. July 28, 1855.

5. Julia^, b. April 18, 1795; m. Joseph Lord, who d.

ae. 88; d. Jan. 4, 1892, ae. 97; s.p.

6. Lydia% b. July — , 1797; d. Xov. 3, 1879, ae. 82;


7. Charles Leonard®, b. June 25, 1799; m. Sally

Lines, dau. of Benjamin, of Sharon, Conn.; d.
Sept. 18, 1885, ae. 86.

He went to Sharon when yet a boy, where he
learned the tanning business of Benjamin Lines,
and married his daughter Sally; rem. abt. 1826
to Edinburg, Saratoga Co., N. Y., and thence to
Schenectady and Naples, N. Y., and finally settled
in Hornellsville, N. Y., in May, 1848. He was a
tanner and leather manufacturer.

Children :

1. Charles L.", b. 1821; d. Sharon, 1822.

2. Albert T.', b. Sept. 21, 1823; m. May 9, 1861,

Lucy Spencer, of Pike, N. Y., who d. Hornells-
ville, April 18, 1905; d. Hornellsville, Dec. 29,
1904, ae. 81.

Children :
1. FARRAND^ b. Dec. 20, 1862; m. Dec. 15, 1887,
May E. Newsom; res. Hornellsville.

1. Clarke WALKER^ b. Mar. 2, 1897.

62 Prindle Genealogy.

2. LoRAiNE^ b. July 7, 1866; d. Aug. 15, 1866.

3. ALICE^ b. Aug. 23, 1868; res. Hornellsville.

4. Annie* (twin), b. June 8, 1870; d. 1870.

5. Arthur* (twin), b. June 8, 1870; d. 1874.

6. Albert F.*, b. Dec. 11, 1871; res. Hornells-


7. George S.*, b. Jan. 7, 1877; m. June 21, 1905,

Laura Stevens ; res. Hornellsville.
LucY^ b. 1825; m. (1) Thrall, of Na-
ples, N. Y.; (2) J. E. Shaut, of Hornellsville;
d. Canisteo, N. Y., Nov. 8, 1890.

Children :

1. James ThralP, b. ; m. Nellie Dodge,

of Towanda, Penn. ; res. Hornellsville.
1. Eliza ThralP, b. .

2. Belle Shaut*, b. ; m. Robert Baity,

now dec'd, of Nunda, N. Y. ; res. Nunda,
N. Y.

1. Robert Baity", b. .

Charles Shaut*, b. — ; m. Carrie Riddel,

of Canisteo, N. Y. ; res. Canisteo, N. Y. ; s.p.

Fred Shaut*, b. ; m. Carrie Ayres, of

Hornellsville; res. Hornellsville.

Children :

1. Mabel Shaut^ b. .

2. Edwin Shaut", b. — .

5. Theodore Shaut\ b. ; m. Mary Eason,

of Canisteo, N. Y. ; res. Ashland, Ky.

Children :

1. Edna Shaut"', b. .

2. Paul Shaut'', b. .

3. Guy Shaut", b. .

4. Aline Shaut", b. .

6. Jessie Shaut*, b. Jan. 1869; m. Claude Hal-

let, of Canisteo, N. Y. ; res. Hornellsville.

Descendants of Joseph-. 63

1. Isabelle Hallet'', b. .

4. Benjamin', d. in infancy.

5. Mark', b. Dec. 2, 1833; m. 1862, Terza Wind-

field; d. Mar. 1, 1887; res. Hornellsville.
1. Lena^ b. Aug. 17, 1864; m. Nov., 1884, Fred
E. Kennedy, who d. Sept., 1898; res. La-
grange, 111.

1. Harold Kennedy^ b. Feb. 18, 1887; res.
Lagrange, 111.

6. Melancthon", b. ; d. Hornellsville, April,

1885 ; unni.

7. Margaret", b. '-; m. W. F. Reed, of Hor-

nellsville; res. Meadowdale, Wash.


1. Josephine Reed^ b. April 5, 1869; m. Asa

Clement ; res. Forestville, N. Y.

1. Leland Clement^ b. Oct., 1903.

2. Charles Reed^ b. ; m. Ada ;

res. Meadowdale, Wash.


1. Lila Reed'\

2. Benjamin Reed''.

3. Francis Reed".

3. Ernest Reed', b. ; res. Meadowdale,


8. Harriet', b. ; res. Hornellsville.

9. Caroline', b. ; res. Hornellsville.

10. Sybil", b. 1847; m. Jesse Bartov/, of Hornells-
ville; res. Buffalo, X. Y.

Children :
1. Benjamin L. Bartow^ b. May 30, 1876; res.

64 Prindle Genealogy.

2. Harry Bartow^, b. ; res. Buffalo.

3. Leonard Bartow^ b. Aug. 21, 1881; res.


4. Harriet Bartow^ b. July, 1884; ree. Buffalo.
" 5. Stephen^, b. 1765; m. Mary Andrew, of North Mil-
ford, now Orange, Conn., dau. of William {Jona-
than-, Rev. Samuel^, D.D.) and Esther (Camp)
Andrew; d. Aug. 3, 1822, ae. 57. She was b. 1774,
and d. June 3, 1821, ae. 47.

He became the owner of the homestead, where
he lived and died. He bequeathed his estate: three-
eighths to each son and one-eighth to each dau.

Lyman Prindle and Merwin Andrew, executors.

Children, born in West Haven:

1. Lyman^ b. Sept. 12, 1799; m. Mar. 22 or 26, 1823,
Abigail Durand Downs, of West Haven, dau. of
John {John*' ^, Deliverance-, John^) and Sarah
(Woodruff) Downs; d. Sharon, Conn., Dec. 31,
1835. She was b. Aug. 28, 1800, and d. West
Haven, Feb. 28, 1848.

He was Town Clerk of Orange, 1828-29, and

Children, all except the last horn in West

1. LucRETiA', b. Jan. 12, 1824; m. Aug. 6, 1849,
as his second wife, Daniel Buckingham, of
Milford, son of Daniel {Daniel', John*, Gid-
eon^', Daniel'-, Thomas*) and Sarah (Clark)
Buckingham, who was b. Oct. 12, 1812, and d.
July 11, 1880; d. May 18, 1901.

She was greatly interested in the history
and traditions of her family, and grateful ac-
knowledgment is made of her ready helpful-
ness at all times.

She was a woman of refinement and high
character, and a life-long and consistent mem-
ber of the Episcopal Church.

Descendants of Joseph-. 65

Her husband was a contractor and builder
in Milford, and in his later years connected
with the Milford Straw Mfg. Co.

Children, horn in Milford:

1. Frank Prindle Buckingham', b. Oct. 24,

1852; m. Jan. 18, 1875, Sarah Harriet Judd,
dau. of Frederick and Belinda (Hickox)
Judd, of Watertown, Conn., who was b. July
13, 1851.

Children, horn in Milford:

1. Marion Lucretia Buckingham^ b. Nov.

22, 1875; m. Sept. 21, 1904, Morton
Philip Tibbals, of Milford.

2. Daniel Frederick Buckingham'', b. Jan.

16, 1878. Sheffield Scientiric School, Yale
University, 1898. Roadmaster Chic, Mil,
and St. Paul Ry. Res. Farmington, Minn.

3. Leah Judd Buckingham'-*, b. June 28, 1882.

4. Forrester Leek Buckingham", b. July 28,

1886; d. Feb. 2, 1891.

2. Daniel Buckingham-, b. Mar. 19, I860; d.

Mar. 22, 1864.
2. Joseph Stephen' (Capt.), b. Aug. 29, 1825; m.
Mar. 15, 1852, Sarah L. Perkins, of Wood-
bridge, Conn.; d. Westville, Conn., Jan. 1, 1870;
res. Westville.

Children, horn, except eldest, in West-
ville :

1. Alice Gertrude'*, b. Woodbridge, Jan. 9,

1853; m. Oct. 31, 1877, Walter Leigh; d.
Westville, Aug. 10, 1895.

2. Wilbur Stephen^, b. Dec. 3, 1855; m. Ada

Tripp, of New Haven, who d. Gainsville,
Fla., April, 1905.

For a number of years he was in the
clothing business on Chapel Street, New
Haven, with his brother-in-law, under the
name of Leigh & Prindle; and afterward

66 Prindle Genealogy.

conducted a grocery business at corner of
Church and George Streets.

Of late years he has been interested in
phosphate mines in Florida^ and in 1901-5
made a journcA' around the world in con-
nection with that industry.

Res. Gainsville, Fla.

3. Eugene^ b. June 17, 1858; d. Oct. 5, 1879-

4. Helen Cornelia-, b. Oct. 4, 18()6; ni. Feb. 12,

1890, Robert C. Lightbourn, of New
Haven. He is a member of The Lightbourn
& Pond Co., dealers in hardware, Broadway,
New Haven. Res. New Haven.

3. John Henry Hobart'^, b. Mar. 1, 18'-27; res. for

a number of years in Mason Valley, Nev., and
later rem. to Oregon where he d. in 1904; unm.

4. Eliza Abigail^ b. Mar. 18, 1829; m. May 2,

1859, as his second wife, Charles N. Piatt, of
New Haven ; res. New Haven.

Children, horn in New Haven:

1. Minnie Eliza Platt^ b. Aug. 26, 1861; m.

June 2, 1886, John N, Deming, of New
Haven; res. New Haven.

Children, horn in New Haven:

1. Harold Prindle Deming^ b. Aug. 3, 1889;

d. Oct. 5, 1896.

2. Charles Kenneth Deming^, b. April 5,


3. John Nelson Deming^ b. Feb. 2, 1895.

2. Clarence Nathaniel Piatt', M. D., b. Oct. 29,

1864; m. (1) Dec. 1887, Katharine P.
Meeker, of Bridgeport, Conn., who d. New
York City, abt. 1898; m. (2) Feb. 5, 1901,
Edith Tisdale, of Astoria, N. Y.

Yale Univ., 1884; N. Y. Hom. :\Ied. Coll.,
1887. Res. Astoria, N. Y.
1. Natahe Seymour Piatt", b. Aug., 1905.

Descendants of Joseph-. 67

3. Edith Prindle Plate, b. July 18, 1870.

5. Horatio Halsey', b. Dec. 25, 1831; d. Sharon,

Aug. 10, 18^4.

6. Mary Lucella', b. Mar. 17, 1833; m. New

Haven, Feb. 14, 1876, Theron B. Hotchkiss,
of East Haven, Avho d. abt. 1881-2; d. New
Haven, 1895; s.jd.

7. LuGEViA Lyman', b. Sharon, April 10, 1835; m.

Oct. 12, 1857, Rollin Wells Hine, of West
Haven, son of Isaac^ {Isaac*^, JoeP, Charles*,
Ambrose^, Stephen'-, Thomas^, who set. in 3»Iil-
ford, 1616) and Mary Ann (Bradley) Hine,
who was b. Oct. 20, 1835, and d. Nov. 6, 1896;
res. West Haven.

He was born Avhere is now the Colonial Inn,
on the West Shore, and there he spent his boy-
hood. His father, Isaac Hine, was owner and
proprietor of the Orange House, and an in-
fluential citizen of the town.

He was educated in the public schools and
at W^aterbury, Conn., and Charlottville, N. Y.
In 1859 he removed to the center of West Haven
where he engaged in fruit growing, and also
with his father in the de\ elopment of the hit-
ter's large interests in real estate.

He was twice elected Warden of the Bor-
ough of W^est Haven, and served also as Bur-
gess, Assessor, Member of Board of Relief, and
Road Commissioner.

He was an upright and sincere man, patri-
otic, true to his convictions, and a good citizen.

Children, horn in West Haven:

1. Rollin Isaac Hine^ b. Nov. 5, I86I. Res.

West Haven.

2. Mary Lugevia Hine*", b. Sept. 13, 1865.

3. Lizzie Wells Hine^ b. Dec. 7, 1867; m.

Oct. 12, 1891, as his 2nd wife, Isaac W.
Stiles, of West Haven.

68 Prindle Genealogy.

1. Helen Stiles'', b. West Haven, Oct. 2, 1894.
4. Alice Anna Hine*, b. Nov. 2, 1874; m. Aug.
29, 1900, Henry A. L. Hall, who was b. in
Birmingham, England, Dec. 19, 1872. He
is a grad. of Yale Law School, 1895, mem-
ber of the firm of Clark, Hall & Peck, Attys.-
at-Law, Orange St., New Haven, member of
the Board of Education, Clerk and Vestry-
man of Christ Church, West Haven. Res.
West Haven.

Children, born in West Ilai^en:

1. Mary Desborough Hall", b. Feb. 8, 1902.

2. Elizabeth Walker Hall", b. April 6, 1903.

2. Mary Ann'^ b. Aug. 19, 1801 ; m. Lancelot Smith,

son of Thomas, of West Haven; d. Meriden,
Conn., Feb. 18, 1881. In early life she lived on
her (inherited) part of the homestead, on the
Milford Turnpike, and in later years with her
adopted dau. in Meriden.

Child :
1. Harriet Ann Smith" (adopted), b. Jan. 10,
1830; m. Asa Hopkins Churchill, M.D., of
New Haven; res. Meriden. Yale Med. Sch.

3. Esther Camp°, b. 1803; m. Sept. 2, 1827, Josiah

Boardman, of Orange, Conn., son of Josiah and
Sarah Boardman; d. Oct. 11, 1843.

Children, born in Orange:

1. Mary E. Boardman', b. ; d. young.

2. Harriet Boardman^, b. Jan. 10, 1830; adopted

b}' her mother's sister, ^Lary Ann*'.

3. Sarah Boardman', m. Daniel Proctor, of New


4. Henry J. Boardman", b. 1832; rem. to Ashville,

N. C, and d. in 1904.

5. Andrew Boardman", b. ; d. young.

Descendants of Joseph-. 69

6. Esther E. Boardman", b. July 2, 1843; res.
Meriden^ Conn.
4. Horatio Nelson^ Oct. i, 1805; m. 1837, Mrs. Abi-
gail (Downs) Prindle, widow of his deceased
brother Lyman, who was b. Aug. 28, 1800, and d.
West Haven, Feb. 28, 1848; d. Sept. 7, 1879.

He lived on the homestead until 1871, when
it was sold, after being in the Prindle family for
about 173 years. He became blind in his late
years, an affliction which he patiently bore.
Children, horn in West Haven:

1. Celia Ann', b. Aug. 23, 1838; m. Horace"- ^

Prindle (Anson^, John*, Joseph'- -), son of
Anson^ and Sybil Ann*^ Prindle, who was b.
Aug. 23, 1824, and d. July 1, 1886; d. Sharon,
Conn., March 15, 1892.

Children, born in Sharon:

1. Helen Olivia^- '- % b. Dec. 1, 1866.

2. JoHN*-''^ b. July, 1871; d. April 27, 1873.

3. Anna Louise^- '- ^ b. Dec. I6, 1873; d. Hart-

ford, Conn., Dec. 4, 1903.

4. EvA^''^'^, b. Feb. 15, 1873; m. Jan. 4, 1905,

Joseph Stanley Welles, of Wethersfield,

1. John Wesley Welles"- '- ^ b. Wethersfield,
Nov. 18, 1905.

2. Sarah OLIVIA^ b. Dec. 1, 1840; m. Nov. 18,

1869, William E. Thomas, of West Haven,
wdio d. Hamden, Conn., July I6, 1904; d. April
14, 1886.

Children, horn in JVest Haven:

1. Nelson Prindle Thomas", b. Dec. 20, 1870;

m. Jan. 31, 1897, Emma G. Hale; res. West
Haven. 2 ch.

2. Carrie Lucretia Thomas', b. Sept. 19. 1873;

m. Sept. 9, 1896', Charles U. Neumann;
res. New Haven. 4 cli.

70 Prindle Genealogy.

S. Alice Gertrude Thomas', b. Dec. 18, 1875;

m. July 6, 1904, Charles Graver, of New

Haven ; res. New Haven.

3. Halsey', b. Nov. 4t, 1845; m. Katharine Lane, of

New Haven; d. Santa Barbara, Cal., Feb. 4,


Child, born in New Haven:
1. Katharine^^ b. abt. 1866; m. Henry Ailing,
of New Haven.
6. Martha^ also called "Patty," b. June 10, 1771; m.
Oct. 8, 1790, Josiah Merrick, of West Haven,
formerly of Harwich, Mass. They rem. in the sum-
mer of 1820, with four of their children, to Twins-
burg, Ohio, making the long journey of 36 days
in a covered wagon drawn by oxen. After a stay
of two years there, disheartened by homesickness
and the fever and ague, they returned to Conn.,
traveling this time by horse and sleigh for a part
of the distance and then exchanging the sleigh
for a wagon, and settled in Seymour, where he
bought a farm, and died there June 12, 1845. She
died Feb. 26, 1840, and both were buried in Sey-

Children, horn in West Haven:
1. Joseph Merrick'\ b. June 25, 1792; m. July 11,
1819, Cornelia Kelsey, of Stowe, O. ; rem. to Ohio
bef. 1819, and returned to Conn, in 1832, travel-
ing by water via Erie Canal, Hudson River, and
Long Island Sound, to New Haven, where he d.
March 25, 1838. She d. Linden, N. J., July 21,

Children, horn in Twinshurg, 0.:

1. Lovisa Merrick', b. March 23, 1820; m. New

Haven, George Abbott, of ISIiddlebury, Conn.,
who d. Camden, Oneida Co., N. Y., Oct. 11,
1890; res. Camden, O. 6 ch.

2. Maria E. Merrick', b. 1822; m. 1842, Linus

Clark, son of Brvan and Elizabeth (Prindle)

Descendants of Joseph". 71

Clark and gr. son of Joseph^ and Lois (Beech-
er) Prindle, of New Haven.

He was killed by the cars at Linden, N. J. ;
res. Linden, N. J. 5 ch.

3. Walter Joseph Merrick", b. March 19, 1824.;

m. Seymour, Conn., iNIarch 3, 18-i7, Harriet
Broadwell ; d. manj^ years ago. Had William
W, Merrick-, d. Pomeroy, Ohio.

4. Dr. Charles Henry Merrick', b. July 3, 1826;

m. (1) North Eaton, Loraine Co., O., June 19,
1848, Myra King; m. (2) Roseburg, Ore., 1882,
Helen Mary Finley. He was P.M. at North
Eaton in 1859; served as Hospital Steward in
the 8th Ohio Vols., 1862 to 1864; d. near
Seattle, Wash., Nov. 20, 1890. Had 1 ch.,
Richard L. Merrick^; res. Cleveland, Ohio.

5. Miles F. Merrick", b. Feb. 11, 1829; m. Orange,

Conn., Rebecca Ailing, who d. New Haven, May

20, 1885. He d. there July 11, 1893, leaving

2 ch., George Merrick^ b. Sept. 24, 1852, and

Alice Merrick^ b. Dec. 1, 1859; m. Amos


2. Lovisa Merrick'', b. Feb. 12, 1795; m. Orange,

Conn., 1819, Aaron Clark, who d. in 1889. She

d. Jan. 6, 1873. He was a deacon of the Orange

Church for more than 50 years.

Children :

1. Merritt Clark", b. Nov. 4, 1820; m. Northfield,

Conn., Amna Smith; d. East Haven, Conn.,
March 9, 1888. She d. St. Paul, Minn., 1904,
leaving 2 ch.

2. Leverett Clark", b. Sept. 9, 1822; m. Harriett

Hine; d. March 24, 1891, leaving 1 ch., Myron

3. Betsey Clark", b. July 25, 1824; m. Charles

Stuart, who d. Highland Park, 111. ; res. Boston,
Mass. 5 ch.

4. Martha Clarks b. Feb. 10, 1827; m. William

72 Prindle Genealogy.

Burns; d. March 21, 1886. He d. 1885. 4

5. Joseph Clark', b. Sept. 11, 1831; m. Julia A.

Riggs; d. Shelton, Conn., Aug. 25, 1903. 5 ch.

6. Mary Clark", b. June 23, 1834-; m. Clark

Stone ; res. Orange, Conn. s.p.
3. Josiah Harvey Merrick'', b. 1798; m. April 6,
1817, Melita Downs, of Huntington, Conn.; d.
Berlin, Wis., 1882. She d. New Haven, June
7, 1882.

1. George Harvey Merrick', b. May 13, 1818; m.
Seymour, Conn., 1811, Jeanette Davis; d.
Seymour, July, I860. She d. there the same
year. 5 ch.
2. Sarah Merrick", b. Huntington, Conn., Jan. 28,
1820; m. 1838, William P. Bristol, of Mil-
ford, Conn.; d. Milford, Oct. 13, 1889- He
d. first. 5 ch.

3. Martha Prindle Merrick", b. Twinsburg, O.,

Oct. 1, 1827; m. Henry F. Andruss, of New
Haven; d. New Haven, Feb. 17, 1902. He d.
there Nov., 1901. 4 ch.

4. Jcsiah Hart Merrick", b. April l6, 1828; d.

Cincinnati, O., Aug. 27, 1872, unm. He was
a musician.

5. Mary Emeline Merrick", b. June 1, 1830; m.

(1) 1849, William Thomas, of New Haven,

who d. 1859; m. (2) 1864, John Morton; res.

Wethersfield, Conn.

4. Elias Merrick", b. Jan. 1, 1801; m. (1) Julia

Treat, of Orange; m. (2) Laura Dibble, of New

Haven; m. (3) Grace Smith, of Derby, Conn.;

rem. to Derby Line, Vt., where he d. in 1869.

Child, hy 1st marriage :
1. Julia Merrick", b. Orange, Sept. 12, 1823; m.
Oct. 12, 1843, John Caruthers, of Tallmadge,
Ohio, where she d. in June, 1888, leaving 3 ch.

Descendants of Joseph". 73

Children, by 3rd marriage :

2. Mary Jane Merrick", b. 1834; d. 1888.

3. Emily Smith Merrick", b. 1836; d. 1841.

4. Martha Ellen Merrick", b. 1838; d. 1841.

5. Elias G. Merrick", b. 1842; d. .

6. Olive Josephine Merrick", b. 1844; d. New

Lisbon, N. H., abt. 1903.

7. Henry C. Merrick", b. 1849.

8. Sarah E. Merrick", b. 1852.

9. Nelson M. Merrick", b. 1856.

5. Charles Dennis Merrick'', b. Nov. 24, 1804; m.

(1) Seymour, Conn., 1825, Lucinda Johnson; m.

(2) Susan Lea; rem. to the West and d. in Fort
Scott, Kansas, abt. 1863-4. 5 eh.

6. Martha Emeline Merrick% b. June 22, 1808; m.

Seymour, Conn., Dec. 28, 1829, Harris Sanford;
d. Derby, Conn., Nov. 25, 1876. He d. New-
town, Conn., March 14, 1848.

Children, 1st 6 h. Beacon Hill {now Beacon
Falls), and last 2 Newtorvn, Conn.:

1. Henry Merrick Sanford", b. April 3, 1831; m.

Wilton, Iowa, July 17, 1857, Augusta Stewart;
d. Muscatine, Iowa, Dec. 24, 1865. 4 ch., all

2. Sarah Jane Sanford", b. Aug. 18, 1832; d.

March 7, 1836.

3. Martha Jane Sanford", b. July 15, 1837; m.

Bethany, Conn., Jan. 25, I860, Rollin J.
Bunce, of New Haven, Conn. ; res. New Haven.

4. Grace Emily Sanford^ b. Nov. 25, 1838; d.

Oct. 9, 1843.

5. Sarah Sophia Sanford", b. April 8, 1840; d.

Sept. 17, 1844.

6. Laura Lovisa Sanford", b. Feb. 27, 1842; d.

Oct. 26, 1856.

7. Harriet Sophia Sanford^ b. March 2, 1844; m.

(1) Derby, Conn., Jan. 9, 1866, David
French; m. (2) Dec. 31, 1882, Charles John-
son; res. Ansonia, Conn. 1 ch. by 1st marriage.

74 Prindle Genealogy,

8. Cornelia Grace Sanford', b. May 5, 1846; m.

Derby, Conn., May 25, 1875, John Peterson;

res. Derby, since 1861.

4. Charles*, b. March 19, 1734; bapt. at Guilford by Rev.

Samuel Johnson, April 9, 1742; m. (1) Jan. 12, 1758,

Martha Clark, half-sister of Lois, who m. his brother

Joseph*, and dau. of Ebenezer Clark, who d. July 28,

1764; m. (2) New Haven, March 17, 1766, Ruth

Storer, dau. of John Storer, who d. Aug. 11, 1785;

m. (3) May 21, 1787, "widow Punchard," whose

maiden name was Phebe Thompson, dau. of Col.

Joseph Thompson, and who d. Jan. 26, 1791. He d.

in New Haven, April 28, 1808, ae. 74.

He settled in New Haven, and lived on Cherry St.
(now Wooster), in a one-story-and-a-half frame house
with dormer windows. This house was standing until
about 1850, when it was torn down to make room
for Germania Hall. He was a blacksmith, and his
shop stood opposite his house where Prindle Alley,
named for him, is now. He brought up his nephew
and namesake, Charles^, son of Joseph*, and it was
supposed he intended to make him his heir, but the
birth of children by his third wife appears to have
changed any such intention.

He was a vestryman, 1775-1782, of Trinity
Church, when it was located where Spaulding's drug
store now stands.

At the time of the invasion by the British, under
Gen. Tryon, in 1779, it is stated that, on the alarm
of the approach of the British troops, he placed his
wife Ruth upon a horse and started her for Hamden,
where she remained until after the troops had left.
With many others, he was then summoned before a
Committee to explain why he remained in town during
its occupancy by the enemy at that time.

In the plundering of the city his house was not
omitted, much of his furniture was destroyed, and
such valuables as could be found were carried off. An
old-fashioned " chest of drawers," resembling a tall

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bureau, having three drawers in the lower half which
could be opened, and three false ones, or panels rep-
resenting drawers, above, with a lid on top, which
constituted the " chest," was at that time a stylish
piece of furniture. In this upper " chest " were kept
many of the choicest things of the household, which
in the hasty flight of the family were left behind.

Upon their return three drawers were found on the
floor, but being unable to open the false ones above,
though fitted with brass handles and otherwise looking
like the others, and the visit of the looters necessarily
being a hasty one, these troops of King George showed
their disappointment by leaving the marks of musket
blows on the chest, which it still bears and makes the
old piece of furniture still more valuable as a relic,
which is still retained in the possession of a descendant.

From an old account book of his is taken the fol-
following statement:

"Charles Prindle Los by ye Briteash Troops is
10 Shirts and 5 Stocks 2 Silver Stock buckels 2 Pare
of Silver Shoe buckles 2 Pare of Do nebuckles 1
String gold beads 1 Pare of Stone Jugs 1 fether bed
5 Sheets 1 Pare of new Shoes 1 Long Brod Cloth
Cloke 4 gowns 2 Lin aprons 2 Jacets 1 Pare of
Trowsers 6 Silver Spoons 2 Plates 1 Diaper Table
Cloth 1 watch 1 Bed quilt."

As a blacksmith, he carried on what was then
considered a large business, besides having an interest
in several vessels, as his old account-book shows.

Although the ink on many pages is pale, and the
paper coarse, bearing the old-fashioned "water mark,"
and void of ruling, the entries are yet still legible
enough to show that the people of those early days
had an honest and simple way of settling their ac-
counts with one another. It is probable that money
was not very plentiful among them, and settlements
between debtors and creditors were made in a way
admitting of no future disputes. It appears to have
been the custom for both parties to look over their
book accounts together, and, after satisfactory ad-

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justment, an entry would be made to that effect under
the footing. Here is one from this old account book:

"The 14th June 1785 then reconed with Isaic
Sandford & the Balance Dew me is two pounds seven-
teen shillings & four pence

As witness our hands

Isaiac Sanford
2-17-4 Charles Prindle"

His only children were by his third wife, Mrs.
Phebe (Thompson) Punchard, who bore him two
daughters, the elder of which died at the age of seven
of yellow fever, when it was epidemic in New Haven
and 63 persons died of it.

Children, horn in New Haven:

1. Martha^ b. Dec. 4, 1787; d. Aug. 18, 1794, "of ye

yaller fever."

2. RuTH^ b. Jan. 8, 1790; m. Nov. 22, 1808, Daniel

Brown, a builder, of New Haven; d. April 30, 1834.

Children :

1. Charles Prindle Brown'', b. Sept. 20, 1810; d.

March 13, 1857.

2. Martha Jane Brown'', b. Oct. 3, 1812; m. April

4, 1832, Rudolphus Edward Northrop, of New
Haven; d. June 16, 1882.


1. Mary E. Northrop', b. Feb. 10, 1833; m.

Henry H. Wellman.

2. Harriet P. Northrop", b. Jan. 4, 1835; m.

Robert T. Merwin.

3. Edward A. B. Northrop", b. March 20, 1838;

m. Victoria Clark; d. Dec. 3, 1901.

3. Mary A. Brown'', b. Oct. 3, 1814; m. Dec. 1846,

Samuel J." Prindle, son of Charles^ and Sybil
(Clark) Prindle, of Sharon, Conn.; d. Sharon,
Jan. 12, 1875. He d. Dec. 11, 1886, ae. 93.


1. Ruth Sybell^ b. Feb. 7, 1849.

2. Charles MARK^ b. Aug. 18, 1851; m. Nov. 25,

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