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9, 1766. She m. Nathan Hill, son of
John Hill and Esther Bulkley, Aug.
26, 1765. Nathan Hill was b. Oct. 9,
1 73 1. He m. Dec. 1766, Elizabeth
Whitehead, dau. of Gershom White-
head, and begat,
John, b. June 5, 1767.



WAKEMAN GENEALOGY. 169

20. VIII. Seth, 5 bap. Jan. 8, 1738.
21. IX. George, 5 bap. June 1, 1740.
J J. Stephen Wakeman, 4 m. in Fairfield, Conn., April
28, 1727, Rebecca Morehouse (dau. of Daniel More-
house). She was bap. Feb. 24, 1712; d. 1762. He d.
1 761. They begat,

I. Sarah," b. March 15, 1728; d. June 11,
1728.
22. II. David, 5 bap. Jan. 11, 1730; d. 1813-4.
23. III. Daniel, 5 b. April 6, 1732.

IV. Eunice, 5 b. Jan. 31, 1735; d. Jan. 29,
1765. She m. July 3, 1753, Nathan
Hill, b. Oct. 9, 1731, son of John Hill
and Esther Bradley. They begat,

A. Eunice, b. June 3. 1754. She m. Daniel

Meeker, and begat,

Hill, David, William, Eunice, Clar-
issa and Abigail.

B. Aaron, b. Dec. 12, 1755.

C. Sarah, b. Nov. 17, 1760.

D. Stephen, b. Nov. 16, 1762.
24. V. Squier, 5 b. June 29, 1738.

VI. Stephen, 5 b. Nov. 19,1740; d. May 7, 1744-
25. VII. James, 5 b. March 19, 1743. d; about

April, 1768.
26. VIII. Stephen, 5 b. Oct. 23, 1745; d. about
April, 1768.
IX. Sarah, 5 b. Jan. 26, 1748; d. April 26,
1779. She m. John Alvord, Nov. 11,
1772. He was b. July 11, 1750; d.
July 3, 1845. She begat,

A. John, bap. aged 9 mos., Jan. 8, 1775.

B. David, bap. in infancy, July 21, 1776.

27. X. Noah 5 , b Nov. 28, 1751; d. Nov. 5, 1777.
J 2. John Wakeman, 4 of upper part of Greenfield,
Hill, Conn. He m. April 8, 1730, Catherine Gilbert (b.
July, 1706, d. April 9, 1777, dau. of Moses and Jane Gil-
bert). They begat,



170 WAKEMAN GENEALOGY.

I. Ebenezer, 5 b. Jan. 20, 1729; d. June 20,
1730.
28. II. John, 5 b. Jan. 29, 1730-1; d. July 24,
1809.

29. III. Gershom, 5 b. Nov. 8, 1731; d. May 30,

1781.

30. IV. Ebenezer, 5 b. July 20, 1737; d. March 31,

1823.
V. Eleanor, 5 b. April 9, 1739; d. 178-. She
m. Eliphalet Lyon, May 3, 1764.
They begat,

A. Wakeman, b. Jan. 25, 1765; d. May 23, 17 — .

B. Eleanor, b. April 18, 1767. She m. Mr.

Wilson.

C. Eliphalet, b. March 2S, 1771 ; d. Aug. 7, 1846.

D. Rowland, b. May 13, 1774; d. Feb. 4, 1775.

E. Lucinda, b. Dec. 27, 1777; d. Sept. 26, 1833.

Eliphalet Lyon, Sr., served in the Revo-
lution, and was born May 24, 1739; d.
March 11, 1832. He m. later Mary Perry,
Eleanor Sterling, and Hannah Wheeler.
VI. Abigail, 5 b. Sept. 22, 1741; d. March 3,
1847. She m. Seth Meeker, March 8,
1758. He d. 1794. They begat,

A. Seth, bap. May 6, 1759.

B. Joseph, bap. June 1, 1761.

C. Abigail, bap. Feb. 12, 1764.

D. Samuel, bap. Sept. 18, 1768

E. Eleanor, bap. March 18, 1770. She m. S.

Morehouse.

F. Mary, bap. She m. Nathan

Treadwell.

G. Huldah, bap. March 19, 1780. She m. Heze-

kiah Ogden.
H. Wakeman, bap. Jan. 3, 1784.
I. Joseph G., bap. Feb. 20, 1785.

Mrs. Meeker, m. David Jennings next.
He was b. 1759; d. Feb., 1831.
31. VII. Seth, 5 b. Jan. 30, 1744; d. July 18, 1770.
VIII. Jane, 5 b. Jan. 7, 1748; d. Jan. 27, 1748.



WAKEMAN GENEALOGY. I 7 I

32. IX. Thaddeus, 5 b. Sept. 19, 1745; d.

X. Catherine, 5 b. Jan. 24, 1750-1. She m.
Ichabod Wheeler, b. May 11, 1746.
XI. Hannah. 5
J3. Ebenezer Wakeman, 4 m. Sarah Sturges, b. 1704,
d. May 15, 1756. They begat,

S3- I. Ebenezer, b. June 26, 1725, d. 1762.

Ebenezer Wakeman, Sr., was ap-
pointed Deputy for Fairfield, for three
sessions in 1725 and 1726. He was
also appointed Justice in Fairfield.
He graduated at Yale College in 1720,
M. A. , at the head of his class, and was
a man of exceeding ability and prom-
ise. He d. Sept. 25, 1726, and his
widow m. Lotrop Lewis, July 26, 1727.
He was born 1701, d. Nov. 23, 1773.
J4» Joseph Wakeman, 4 m. in Fairfield Conn., Oct.
23, 1727, Abigail Allen, b. 1705, d. 1804, dau. of Gideon
Allen and Annah Burr. Mr. Wakeman d. Sept. 23,
1762, leaving 5,300 pounds. He begat,

I. Ann, 5 b. Oct. 24, 1728. She m. Isaac
Gorham, July 26, 1752, and begat,

A. Hannah, b. Nov. 15, 1752.

B. Ann, b. Sept. 29, 1754.

II. Joseph, 5 b. Nov. 26, 1730; d. Jan. 1731.

III. Mary, 5 b. Jan. 5, 1732 ; d. Sept. 13, 1822.

She m. April 9, 1752, John Hazzard,

b. 1719; d. March 29, 1771. They

begat,

A. Joseph, bap. March 25, 1753, d. Jan. 7, 1775.

B. Mary, bap. Nov. 24, 1754.

C. Samuel, bap. Nov. 7, 1756, d. July 24, 1794.

D. Mercy, bap. July 15. 1759, d. Nov. 1, 1761.

E. Mercy, bap. Nov. 9, 1761.

F. Anna, bap. Sept. 30, 1764, d. Oct. 19, 1787 (?).

G. John, bap. Sept. 4, 1768. Mrs. Mary Haz-

zard, m. Moss Kent, of Frederickburg,



172 WAKEMAN GENEALOGY.

Dutchess County, N. Y., March 14, 1773.
Mary (Wakeman) Hazzard was sent to Bos-
ton, to complete her education and as she
had to go by stage coach, it is supposed
that she met John Hazzard at some stop-
ping place in Rhode Island, where the
family lived. She was very handsome and
accomplished, and became proficient in
dancing, among other things, and this did
not exactly suit the staid people of Greens-
farms. Her father was the richest Wake-
man of that century, so far as known, and
her grandfather, Joseph, came next in
point of wealth, but was much the most
prominent in public life. Her second hus-
band, Moss Kent, was father of the well
known Chancellor Kent, of New York.
IV. Joseph, 5 b. Dec. 4, 1733; d. in infancy
V. Abigail, 5 b. Dec. 19, 1735. She m.
Oct. 2, 1754, John Gorham, b. July 4,
1732, son of Joseph Gorham, and
begat,

A. Deborah, b. March 10, 1755.

B. John, b. May 22, 1756.

C. James, b 1757.

D. Seth, b. 1760.

E. Jared.

F. Wakeman.

G. Abigail.

H. Abigail, b. July 19, 1770; d. Dec. 23, 1842.
She m. June 16, 1778, Solomon Comstock.
I. Hezekiah.
J. Lucy.
K. Joseph.
34. VI. Gideon, 5 b. Dec. 17, 1737; d. March 30,

1792.
35. VII. Joseph, 5 b. Feb 25, 1740; d. Sept. 2,
1784.
VIII. Hellena, 5 b. April 4, 1742; d. Dec. 21,
1820. She m. James Rogers, March
30, 1762. He was b. Sept. 5, 1742, d.



WAKEMAN GENEALOGY. 1 73

April 9, 1823. (Son of Dr. Uriah and
Hannah Rogers, Norwalk, Conn.) He
begat,

A. Joseph, b. Oct. 31, 1762.

B. Chloe, b. Oct. 24, 1766; d. Aug. 14, 1844.

C. Twins, b. 1768.

D. Jedediah.

E. Aaron, b. Aug. 22, 1770.

F. Uriah, b. Dec. 13, 1772; d. April 13, 1788.

G. Abigail, b. 1776.

H. Betsey, b. 1779; d. 1846.
I. James, b. 1783; d. March 6, 1794.
IX. Seth, 5 b. March 3, 1744; d. Oct. 5, 1744.
X. Elizabeth, 5 b. Sept. 4, 1745; d. Feb. 11,
1778. She m. Rev. Hezekiah Gold, b.
Jan. 18, 1731, .d. May 29, 1791, of Corn-
wall, Conn., Oct. 11, 1768. They
begat,

A. Joseph Wakeman, b. Sept. 4, 1769.

B. Sarah, b. Aug. 15, 1771; d. Nov. 1, 1776.

C. Mary, b. July 2, 1775; d. Nov. 12, 1776.

J5. Jabez Wakeman, 4 of Fairfield, Conn., d. Oct.
10, 1774, leaving an estate of 1,135 pounds. He m.
June 1, 1727, Ruth Treadwell, b. Sept. 5, 1709, dau. of
Timothy Treadwell and Sarah Sherwood, and begat,

I. Hannah Elizabeth, 5 b. March 30, 1728.
She m. May 1746, Stephen Hull, b.
July 25, 1724, and begat,

A. Ruhamah, b. April 16, 1747; d. June 29, 1823.

B. Sarah, b. March 23, 1748.

C. David, b. April, 1751.

D. William, b. Feb. 27, 1753.

E. Wakeman, bap. infancy, Oct. 28, 1759.

F. Walter, b. 1770 or 3; bap, Feb. 28, 1773.
36. II. William, 5 b. April 1, 1730; d. March 22,

1802.

III. Joseph, 5 b. March 30, 1731; d. June 30,

1732.

IV. Sarah, 5 b. April 15, 1732; d. Feb. 20,



174 WAKEMAN GENEALOGY.

1803. She m. Samuel Bradley, Jr.,
of Greenfield Hill (b. Jan. 4, 1734; d.
1804), Sept. 10, 1751, and begat,

A. Zalmon, b. Feb. 10, 1752; d. in infancy.

B. Zalmon, b. Dec. 31, 1754; d. Oct. 6, 1813.

C. Samuel, b. Sept. 9, 1757; d. Dec. 4, 1777.

D. Sarah, b. Nov. iS, 1758.

E. Priscilla, b. Feb. 10, 1760.

F. Clarina, b. Nov. 16, 1762.

G. Walter, b. Aug. 15, 1764; d. March 7, 1842.
H. Lucy, b. Jan. 18, 176S; d. March 6, 1823.

I. Urania, b. March 22, 1769.
J. Ulilla, b. March 22, 1769.
K. Oliver, b, 1771; d. Jan. 27, 1775,
L. Huldah, b. Sept. io, 1773; d. Dec. 14, 1842.
V. Jabez, 5 b. Dec. 2, 1734; d. July, 1738.
VI. Joseph, 5 b. March 30, 1737 ; d. July, 1738.
VII. Jabez, 5 b. May 10, 1739.
VIII. Mable, 5 b. May 24, 1742; d. Aug. 22,
1822. She m. Dec. 30, 1762, George
Burr (b. May 26, 1736, d. 1813), of
Greenfield Hill, (son of Col. Andrew
Burr and Sarah Sturges). They begat,

A. Priscilla, b. Sept. 26, 1763.

B. Ann, b. April 3, 1766; d. Nov. 7, 1778.

C. Sarah, b. May 15, 1770.

D. Elizabeth, b. May 24, 1773; d. 1848. She m.

in Fairfield, Conn., Moses Beers, of Fair-
field, Conn., and Macedon, N. Y., and
begat,
Wakeman Burr, b. May 28, 1796; d. March 17, 1882.
He married in Macedon, Jan. 27, 1819, Lois Wood
(b. Jan. 3, 1801, d. 1865), dau. of Levi Wood and
Bethany Fuller, of Macedon, and^begat,
Norman Terry, b. 1820; d. 1875.
Harriet Permelia.
Marieta.
Salome Gertrude, m. John Henry Smyth of Montreal.
He was a graduate of McGill University, and a man
of scholarly tastes, with a liking for erudite re-
search. He was descended through his mother from




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MRS. SALOME G. BEERS SMYTH.



WAKEMAN GENEALOGY. 175

the De Burgh family, one of the oldest in Ireland.
They were originally Crusaders, and Sir Herbert
DeBurgh is mentioned at the Siege of Acre, in Pal-
estine. He fought with Richard Coeur de Lion.
Their names are in the Domesday book. The De-
Burgh's were originally of French extraction.
Henry III of England, appointed one of his nobles —
Sir Herbert DeBurgh to take charge of Ireland.
He was given control of Connaught and settled in
Galway. They were Earls in those days. Their
estates were confiscated by Cromwell and they be-
came adherents of the Stuarts. The estates were
afterwards restored.

E. Deborah, b. Feb. 4, 1775; d. April 24, 1779.

F. Eunice, bap. March 25, 1777.

G. Deborah, bap. May 25, 1783.

37. IX. Peter, 5 b. Oct. 18, 1744; d. Feb. 21, 1778.
X. Eunice, 5 b. Oct. 2, 1746; d. July 11, 1799.

She m. Lewis Goodsell, March 2, 1767.

38. XI. Timothy, 5 b. Dec. 2, 1749; d. March 28,

1822.

39. XII. Joel, 5 b. May 17, 1752; d. 1786.

J 6. Lieut. Samuel Wakeman, 4 was appointed ensign
May, 1745, of First Co. in Fairfield. He m. Ruth,
dau. of She d. 1783. They begat,

I. Catherine, 5 b. Aug. 23, 1740. She m.
Abraham Andrews, Feb. 14, 1765.

II. Hannah, 5 b. Oct. 18, 1741; d. She

m. Samuel Andrews, May 24, 1767,
and begat,
A. Samuel, bap. Nov. 21, 1773.
III. Mary, 5 bap. March 10, 1742. She m. Isaac
Tucker, June 1, 1764, and begat,

A. Samuel W., b. Nov. 27, 1764, at 4:35 A. M.

B. Mary, b. Sept. 19, 1766, at 1 A. M. She m.

James Penfield.

C. Hannah, b. Aug. 31, 1768, at 3 P. M. Shem.

Peter Jennings, Feb. 1791-
40. IV. Andrew, 5 bap. Dec. 22, 1745; d. Aug.
22, 1821.



176 WAKEMAN GENEALOGY.

V. Elisabeth, 5 b. Dec. 4, 1747; d. May 24,
1749.
VI. Elisabeth, 5 bap. Aug. 17, 1752; d. Dec.
26, 1777. She m. Col. Jonathan
Dimon, April 16, 1775.
Jonathan Law, Esq., Governor and Commander-in-
Chief of His Majesty's Colohy of Connecticut, in
New England.
To Samuel Wakeman, Gent, Greeting: You being
by the General Assembly of this Colony accepted
to be Ensign of the first Company or Train band in
the Town of Fairfield, Reposing special Trust and
confidence in your Loyalty, courage and good con-
duct, I do by virtue of the Letters Patents from the
Crown of England to this Corporation, me there-
unto enabling, Appoint and Impower you to take
the said Train-band into your care and charge as
their Ensign, carefully and diligently to discharge
that Trust ; Exercising your Inferior Officers and
Soldiers in the use of their arms according to the
discipline of War; Keeping them in good Order
and Government, and Commanding them to obey
you as their Ensign for His Majesty's Service.
And you are to observe all such orders and Direc-
tions as from time to time you shall receive, either
from me or from other your Superior Officers pur-
suant to the Trust hereby reposed in you. Given
under my Hand and the Seal of this Colony in Hart-
ford, the 29, Day of May In the 18th Year of the
Reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Second,
King of Great Britain, &c. Annoque Domini 1745,
By his Honours Command. J. Law.

George Wyllys, Sec'y.
J7» Stephen Wakeman, 4 graduated at Yale, 1738, B.
A. He m. Jan. n, 1734, Mary Adams, dau. of Stephen
Adams, b. 1717-8; d. Aug. 16, 1741. She begat,

I. Eunice, 5 b. 1735; d. Jan. 29, 1802. She
m. about 1749, Elihu Burritt, bap.
Dec. 24, 1732; d. March 19, 1793; he
served in the Revolution in 1775.
They begat,




MRS. SARAH (jESUP) WAKEMAN.



WAKEMAN GENEALOGY. 177

A. Polly, b. 1750; d. Nov. 3, 1823. She m. Jos-

eph Mather, of New Britain, in 1766.

B. Elijah (?)

C. Wakeman, b. 1766; d. June 15, 1846, m. Mrs.

Amelia (Banks) Wakeman, 178-.

D. Naomi, b. 1761; d. Jan. 12, 1853. She m. in

in 1790, to Noah Stanley, of New Britain.

E. Isaac, b. 1762; d. March 16, 1766.

F. Elihu, b. Dec. 13, 1765: d. Jan. 29, 1827. He

m. July 20, 1793, Elizabeth Hinsdale, b.
Feb. 6, 1775; d. Aug. 27, 1843, and begat,
Elihu, b. Dec. 8, 1810; d.
Who became a noted man of educa-
tion; was Consul to Birmingham,
England, and prominent in Peace
Conventions.
Almira, b. July 27, i8i6;d. Dec. 28,
1898; m. Stephen L. Strickland, and
begat,

Louise.
Anna.
Mr. Wakeman, next m. Sarah Jesup, Jan.
11, 1744. She was b. 1727; d. 1805. She
was dau. of Edward Jesup and Sarah
Blackleach; her wedding dress was of
rainbow silk and had a long train. It was
worn by her mother when she married
Edward Jesup, and cost 40 pounds, or one
acre of land for a yard of silk. Mrs. Wake-
man m. Captain David Banks, of Green-
field Hill, Conn., June 2, 1778. He was
b. April 22, 173S; d. Sept. 19, 1791. She
begat,

41. II. Stephen, 5 b. Sept. 19, 1744; d. 1789.
42. III. Jesup, 5 bap. Sept. 25, 1748; d. Jan 2,
1780.
IV. Sarah, 5 bap. Aug. 10, 1746; d. July 28,
1828. She m. Benjamin Banks, b.
Dec. ai, 1746; d. March 7, 1836, of
Greenfield, Oct. 11, 1770. They be-
gat,



178 WAKEMAN GENEALOGY.

A. Sarah, bap. Aug. 16, 1772.

B. Cynthia, b. Nov. 16, 1773.

C. Charity, bap. March 19, 1775: d. Nov. 15,

1818.

D. Deborah, bap. April 2, 1780; d. Dec. 10, 1861.

She m. Mr. Burr Middlebrook, b. 17S3; d.
Oct. 8, 1846.
V. Mary, 5 b. 175-; d. Oct. 29, 1751.
VI. Betsey, 5 bap. June 1, 1755; d. April 20,
1805. She m. March 20, 1776, Zal-
mon Bradley, b. 1754; d. Oct. 6, 1813.
VII. Mary, 5 bap. Dec. 31, 1752; m. Seth
Sherwood, Feb. 7, 1770, and begat,

A. Wakeman, b. 1771 ; d. 1775.

B. Seth, ; d. 1S23.

C. Wakeman.

Mr. Stephen Wakeman, d. March 23, 1762, leaving
5,125 pounds. His Diploma reads, Omnibus et
Singulis has Literas lecturis Salutem in Domino:
Vobis votum sit quod Stephanum Wakeman Can-
didatum primum in Artibus Gradum competentam
tam probavimus quam approbavimus quam examine
sufEciente previo approbatum nobis placet Titulo
Graduque Artium liberalium Baccalaurei et adorn-
are et condecorare. In, cujus rei majorem Fidem
et plenius testimonium Sigillum Collegii Yalensis
quo in hac parte utimur Proesentibus apponi
fecitms.

Eliseus Williams, Rector, ~\

Samuel Whitman,

Jared Elliot,

Samuel Woodbridge,

t „ r Curatores.

Jonathan Marsh, '

Samuel Cook,
Samuel Whittlesey,
Joseph Noyes, J

Datum a Collegio predicto quad est in Novo Portu
Connecticutensium, Sepber 13, A. D., 1738.
Daniel Chapman, son of the Greensfarms minister
was his classmate ; President Burr was one year
with him in College ; so also was Daniel Bucking-
ham. Probably Mr. Wakeman's knowing him was



WAKEMAN GENEALOGY. 179

the means of introducing him in Greensfarms as
minister in 1742. In those days students' names
were arranged in the Catalogue according to the
social position of their families. It is a noteworthy-
fact that Mr. Wakeman's name stands head of his
class as did that of his brother Ebenezer in 1720.
The late Elihu Burritt, descendant of Eunice Wake-
man above, bore a strong likeness to Mr. Zalmon
B. Wakeman, who was a descendant of Joseph
above.

J8. Moses Wakeman, 5 m. in Fairfield, Aug. 21, 1745,
Mary Goodsell, b. Nov. 29, 1727; d. July 16,1757, dau.
of John Goodsell. They begat,

43. I. Epaphras, 6 b. May 4, 1746; d. June 27,

1825.
44. II. Eliphalet, 6 b. March 16, 1749; d. 1779.

III. Elizabeth, 6 b. March 17, 1751. She m.

James Hill (d. 1780), July 13, 1776,
and begat,

A. Huldah, m. Mr. Dikeman.

B. Elizabeth, who m. for her second husband,

Mr. Colyer.

IV. Mary, 6 b. July 12, 1752. She m. Mr.

Fitch, of Penn.
V. Sarah, 6 b. April 12, 1755. She m. about
1776, Elisha Thorp, of Easton. He
was a Tory and had to go to Nova
Scotia. They begat,

A. Eliphalet, Wakeman,

B. Philo.

C. Henry.

D. William.

E. Thomas.

F. Nancy.

G. Sarah.

VI. Samuel, b. July 8, 1757 ; d. July 8, 1757.
J9. Capt. Samuel Wakeman, 5 of Greenfield, was ap-
pointed Lieutenant of the Fourth Regiment, May, 1768,
and Captain in May, 17 74- He m. Mabel Burr, b. Jan.



!8o WAKEMAN GENEALOGY.

17, 1740; d. June 19, 1818, dau. of Timothy Burr and
Sarah Rowland. They begat,

45. I. Lloyd, 6 b. Aug. 17, 1760; d. Aug. 16,
1825.
II. Anne, 6 b. Aug. 12, 1762.
46. III. Samuel, 6 b. Nov. 5, 1763; d. Jan. 27,
1840.
IV. Mable, 6 b. Feb. 16, 1769.
47. V. Ezekiel, 6 b. June 3, 1771; d. March 6,
1865.
VI. Jesse, b. Nov. 12, 1773; d. May 6, 1774

VII. Eleanor, 6 b. April 12, 1775. She m.

Judge Stephen Wheeler, of Weston,
Conn., and begat,

A. Willis.

B. Burr.

C. Sanford.

D. Mabel.

E. Nancy.

F. George.

G. Charles.

H. Samuel Wakeman.
I. Mary.

VIII. Sarah, 6 b. Aug. 13, 1777; d. Feb. 10,

1864. She m. David Bradley, of Wes-
ton, Conn., and Balston, N. Y. (b.Q? H'
1777; d. Sept. 6, 1857). They begat,

B.' Mabel 1 !*' *"(. * $** ,

48. IX. Jesse, 6 b. May 13, 1781; d. Feb. 10, 1875.

20. Seth Wakeman, 6 No record found.

21. George Wakeman, 5 m. June 17, 1762, in Fair-
field, Conn., Sarah Hill (b. April 28, 1742; d. Feb. 6,
1832,) dau. of John Hill and Esther Bradley. They
begat,

I. Hannah, 6 b 1764.
49 II. Hill, 6 b. April 5, 1766; d. Jan. 1845.
50. III. Samuel, 6 b. about 1767; d



WAKEMAN GENEALOGY. l8l

22. David* Wakeman, 5 enlisted May 9, 1775, in Cap-
tain Beardsley's company, of New Fairfield, Conn., un-
der Major Tafford, of the 5 th Regiment, and was dis-
charged in October. «His service was chiefly along the
upper Hudson. When he and John Hendricks returned
from the war, they first arrived at the house of Hen-
dricks, but found no one there, so they went across the
lots to Wakeman 's home where they found Mrs. Hen-
dricks helping Mrs. Wakeman in spinning yarn and the
boys and girls were all helping Jeremiah harvest the
buckwheat. David had much ground prepared for corn
in the spring before he went to war, and as Jeremiah
could not take care of it all, if planted, he utilized some
of it with buckwheat. So that while David did not
leave his plow in the furrow, he left corn unplanted.
The two families of Wakeman and Hendricks helped
each other during the war. He m. Feb. 17, 1754, in Fair-
field, Conn., Mary E. Jennings (b. Aug. 21, 1730), dau.
of Jeremiah Jennings and Elizabeth Coley, of Fairfield.
They begat,

51. I. Jeremiah, 6 b. April, 1756; d. in the spring

of 1801.
II. Mary, 6 bap. Septs, 1762. She m. David

Gilbert.
III. Sarah, 6 b. about 1774. She m. 1793,

Thomas Ludington, of Dutchess Co.,

N. Y.
52. IV. David, 6

V. Eunice, 6 b. about 1778. She m. James

Treadwell, Oct. 24, 18 16.



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23. Daniel Wakeman, 6 m. in Fairfield, May 28, 1761,
to Esther Hill (b. Aug. n, 1736,) dau. of John Hill and
Esther Bradley and begat,

I. Sarah, 6 bap. March 8, 1772.

24. Squier Wakeman, 5 m. in Fairfield, Conn., May
28, 1761, Damaris Bradley (b. Dec. 2, 1742,) dau. of
David Bradley and Damaris Davis. He begat,

I. Olive, 6 bap. Jan. 17, 1762; d. in infancy.
II. Dau, 6 bap. July 13, 1764.

III. Olive, 6 bap. July 8, 1770.

IV. Damaris, 6 bap. Aug. 9, 1772.

25. James Wakeman, 5 believed to have married but
complete evidence is lacking.

26. Stephen Wakeman, 5 believed to have married
but complete evidence is lacking.

27. Noah Wakeman, 5 m. Lydia Wheeler, in Fair-
field, Oct., 1770, and he m. in Fairfield, Dec. 3, 1772,
Mary Bradley, probably dau. of David Bradley.

28. John Wakeman, 5 of Greenfield Hill, Conn., m. in
Greenfield, Oct. 3, 1754, Esther Bradley (b. Sept. 2,
1736; d. Dec. 20, 1808), dau. of Francis Bradley and

Sturges. Mr. John Wakeman served as pri-
vate in 1 the 4th Regt. , Conn, militia, Col. Gold S. Silli-
man, May. 1776; also in the coast guard Oct., 1776;
also at Peekskill, under Lieut. Col. Jonathan Dimon,
Oct., 1777.

THE WAKEMAN CHESTNUT TREE.

This old and traditionally well known tree is now
standing on the second cross highway, the present
boundary line between Fairfield and Easton, and is
a large and old tree that dates back to earliest Col-
onial times. The land opposite the tree belongs to
the family of John Wakeman, who died Nov. 1897.
He inherited the property in the direct line of de-
scent from Capt. John Wakeman, who in turn re-
ceived it from the estate of his father, Rev. Samuel
Wakeman, to whom it had been granted from the
public Colonial lands. This is an unusual case of




THE WAKEMAN CHESTNUT TREE.
Still standing on land granted to Rev. Samuel Wakeman.



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land remaining in the same family for over 200
years. The tree has been known as the "Wake-
man Chestnut Tree" for generations, and is un-
doubtedly much older than 200 years, and is one of
the original forest trees of the Colony. The late
Rev. Samuel Nichols used to say that when he was
a boy and went to school he often ate his dinner
under its shade, and when he was an old man he
said that he could see little difference in the size of
the tree then from what it was in his boyhood
(about 1810).
Mr. Wakeman begat,

53. I. Lyman, 6 b. Jan. 26, 1755; d. -March 6,

1836.
II. Esther, 6 b. August 15, 1756; d. Mar. 4,

1820. She m. Isaac Bradley (d. Nov.

7, 18 13,) and begat,

A. Uriah, d. June 21, 1826.

B. Isaac.

C. Eleanor.

D. Uranah, m. Mr. Nichols, and d. Oct. 9, 1813.
III. Mary, 6 b. July 15, 1758; d. Jan. 20,

1849. She m. Jan. 25, 1781, LevPR.
Bradley, b. Nov. 5, 1758; d. May 8,
1829. They begat,

A. Alja, b. Oct. 9, 1783; d. Dec. 2, 1861. He m.

Elizabeth Dimon.

B. Clarissa, b. Oct. 21, 1786.

C. Eunice, b. May i, 1791; d. Feb. iS, 1806.

D. Woolsey, b. Dec. 5, 1794; d. Sept. 14, 1848.
54. IV. John, 6 b. March 10, 1760; d. Sept. 16,

1803.
V. Eleanor, 6 b. Jan. 30, 1762; d. May 21,
1846. She m. Gideon Couch, of
Greensfarms, Conn., Dec. 26, 1781.
He was b. Sept. 12, 1757; d. Sept. 21,
18 1 7. They begat,

A. Wakeman, b. March 3, 1785.

B. Gideon, b. Oct. 12, 178S; d. May 31, 1846-

C. Eli, b. June 2, 1791; d. Sept. 3, 1796.



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D. Charity, b. July 2, 1793; d. Sept. 3, 1796.

E. Eli, b. Sept. 25, 1797.

F. Charity, b. Feb. n, 1S02.
Eli, 6 bap. March 17, 1764; d. in infancy.
Nathan, 6 bap. March 23, 1766; d. Feb.

16, 1857, at the lakes.
Eli, 6 bap. Sept. 10, 1768.
Aaron, 6 bap. Sept. 26, 176S; d. Sept. 30,
1822.
58. X. Asahel, 6 b. May 2, 1771; d. Nov. 24,
1856.
59. XI. Daniel, 6 b. Sept. 26, 1773; d. July, 1849.
XII. Betsey, 6 b. Oct. 10, 1775; d. Oct. 7, 1776,
XIII. Betsey, 6 b. Dec. 14, 1777; d. Aug. 26,
1820. She m. Jonathan Goodsell, of
Weston (d. Aug. 26, 1820,) May 24,
1795, and begat,

A. Bradley, b. Nov. 2, 1795; d. Dec. 25, 1815.

B. Maranda, b. Feb., 1799; d. 1890. She m. Ziba

Glover, of Newtown, Conn.

C. Emily, b. July 4, 1808; d. June 4, 1809.

60. XIV. Zalmon, 6 b. May 11, 1779; d. Feb. 8,
1856.
29* Gershom Wakeman, 5 of Greenfield, Conn. He
served in the Revolution and was slain by the British at
Compo, Westport, Conn., May 30, 1781. He m. first
April 15, 1757, Elizabeth Down (b. 1735, d. March 29,
1776), dau. of David Down. Mr. Wakeman m. second,
Mrs. Huldah Williams, April 12, 1781, dau. of Mr. Hub-
bell. She was b. Sept., 1744; d. July 11, 1799. Mr.
Wakeman begat,

I. Abigail, 6 b. March xo, 1758. She m.
Moses Banks, Dec. 9, 1778, and begat,

A. Wakeman, b. 1779; d. 1781.

B. Wakeman, b.

C. Mary, She m. Capt. W. Meeker.

61. II. Abel, 6 b. March 19, 1760; d. Aug. 13,
1820.



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