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5, 1848.
IV. Molly, 6 b. July 21, 1765; d. Nov. 22,
1829. She m. Jonathan Banks, of
Greenfield, Dec. 20, 1781. He was b.
1760; d. Nov. 29, 1820. He begat,

A. Jonathan, b. 17S3; d. Oct. 19, 1820.

B. Zalmon, b. May 23, 1786; d. March 12, 1854.

C. Abram, b. March 1, 1787; d. Jan. 24, 1870.

D. Sally, b. 1793; d. Dec. 6, 1842.

E. Polly. She m. Charles Nichols.

F. Sophia.

63. V. Isaac, 6 b. March 13, 1768; d. Sept. 23,
1844, at Fairfield, Vt.
VI. Betsey. 6
VII. Seth, 6 b. Jan 15, 1773; d. April 8, 1775.
VIII. Parmelia, 6 b. May 7, 1772; d. Feb. 18,
1862. She m. first Gershom Sherwood,
b. 1764; d. June 1, 1797. Shem. second
Jeremiah Sherwood, b. June 8, 1770;
d. Feb- 8, 1854. She begat,

A. Fanny, b. Feb. 17, 1788; d. Dec. 27, 1875.

She m. Zalmon Banks.

B. Cynthia, b. Aug. 21, 1791. She m. Daniel

Bradley.

C. - Gershom Wakeman, b. Feb. 21, 1799 ;d. Sept.

30, 1848.

D. Parmelia, b. Nov. 4, 1802; d. Feb. 12, 1854.

She m. William Banks.

E. Delia M., b. Jan. 28, 1808. She m. Eli

Wakeman, (see No. 133.)
64- IX. Seth B., 6 b. Dec. 10, 1775; d. Feb. 24,

1857.
30. Ebenezer Wakeman, 5 of Greenfield Hill, m. May
3, 1764, Elizabeth Webb (b. 1737; d. March 29, 1776),
dau. of Josiah Webb and Susanna Disbrow. He m.
second, Sarah Shelton (b. 1744; d. March 22, 1814), dau.
of Daniel Shelton and Mary Hubbell. He begat,

I. Elizabeth, 6 b. June =0, 1765; d. June 4,



l86 WAKEMAN GENEALOGY.

1835. She m. Hyot Banks (b. 1764;
d. April 14, 1847), an d begat,

A. Milly, who m. Mr. Wheeler.

B. Ebenezer,

C. Emily, who m. Charles Winton.

D. Albert.

E. Noah.

F. Charles.

II. Eunice, 6 b. Aug. 10, 1766. She m. Oct.
2, 1783, Asa Squire, and begat,

A. Ebenezer.

B. Morris.

C. Anne.

D. Sarah.

E. Mary.

Asa Squire was a British soldier and moved with his
wife to Vermont, in the middle of winter, with
three children, and lived in a log house for several
years. They had not a chair in the house for three
years after they went there. They raised their grain
and had to go forty miles to a grist mill. She used
up all the thread she carried with her and then
raveled out her cotton stockings for thread to use.
Her nearest neighbor was a mile away. Her father
was not in favor of the match, but gave him all the
land he would clear up. He afterwards moved to
Ohio.

65. III. Ebenezer, 6 b. March 4, 1770; d. Oct. 12,

1848.

66. IV. Abijah. 6

67. V. Jonathan, 6 d. at Albany, July 6, 1843.
VI. Abram, 6
VII. Sarah, 6 b. about 1777; d. Feb. 14, 1857.
She m. Sept. 30, 1803, Richard Fir-
man, or Fairman, of Newtown, Conn.
He went South with a wagon load of
shoes and boots to sell and was never
heard from again. They begat,

A. Julia, b. Sept., 1S03; d. June 10, 1805.

B. Harriet, b. June 7, 1S06; d. Jan. 7, 1867. She

m. William Banks, of Greenfield Hill.



WAKEMAN GENEALOGY. 187

VIII. Rachel, 6 b. Sept. 24, 1768; d. Oct. 7,
1768.
IX. Mary, 6 b. Sept. 24, 1768; d. Nov., 1768.
3 J. Seth Wakeman, 5 of Greenfield. It is presumed
that as his father gave him house and land in 1768, and
as he bought more land in the spring of 1770, and left
considerable household property at his death (he died by
a drowning accident), that he was married and was prob-
ably the father of a son.

68. I. Seth," b. 1771; d. in Salisbury, Conn.,
Jan. 9, 1838.

32. Thaddeus Wakeman, 5 of Greenfield, m. in Fair-
field, Nov. 10, 1772, Esther Bradley (b. 1752; d. Nov.
22, 1823), dau. of Daniel Bradley and Mary Burr. They
begat,

I. Daniel, 6 b. April 24, 1773; d. the same

day.
II. Esther, 6 b. Jan. 29, 1775; d. April 24,

1775-
69. III. Thaddeus Burr, 6 b. Sept. 13, 1778; d -
Nov., 1848.
IV. Esther, 6 b. Sept. 23, 1781; d. Oct. 25,
1807.
V. Clara, 6 b. 1784; d. Nov. 16, 1850. She
m. Jonathan Wakeman. (See No. 67.)
VI. Eunice. 6 (?)
70. VII. Daniel, 6 b. 1784; d. May 30, 1867.
VIII. Abraham, 6 d. Nov. 21, 1815.

33. Ebenezer Wakeman, 5 of Fairfield, m. in Fair-
field, Sept. 4, 1748, Hannah Hill (b. Nov. 6, 1723; d.
July 31, 1749), dau. of Thomas Hill. They begat,

71. I. Ebenezer, 6 b. July 20, 1749; d - J une x »

1801. Mr. Wakeman, Sr., then m.

♦ May 10, 1752, Sarah Hanford (bap.

Feb. 16, 1729; d. March 22, 1814),

dau. of Thomas Hanford, and begat,



l88 WAKEMAN GENEALOGY.

72. II. Thomas Hanford, 6 b. Sept. 25, 1755; d.

1783.
34. Gideon Wakeman, & of Bedford, N. Y., was a
graduate of Yale, 1759, and was the hero of the Hasty
Pudding story.

The Hasty Pudding story is about as follows: One
day when Gideon Wakeman was about to go to his
class in college for recitation, he had occasion to
pass through the kitchen, where an old mammy
was making hasty pudding, and as he was always
bent on some mischief, together with an abiding
desire to raise Cain generally, he hastily filled his
pockets with the hot hasty pudding concoction, and
with bulging pockets, proceeded sedately into the
class room. Instantly the professor exclaimed:
"What have you in your pockets, sir?" "Pud-
ding, professor." "What?" "Pudding, sir."
Thereupon the irate professor rushed down upon
Gideon, exclaiming, "I'll pudding you!" and
thrust his hand deep into Gideon's pocket. What
followed can be imagined, for in 1759 "our spe-
cial artist was not on the spot," neither was the
snap shot. And all physicians agree that hot mush
makes an excellent poultice, being one of the best,
because of its great ability to retain heat.
He d. March 30, 1792. He in., in Greensfarms, Conn.,
1759, Ann Adams (b. Feb. 19, 1740; d. ), dau.

of Nathaniel Adams and Ann Stillman. Mrs. Wake-
man received slaves from her father as a wedding pres-
ent. They begat,

73. I. Nathaniel, 6 b. June 3, 1760; d. May 30,
1818.
74. II. Gideon, 6 bap. Nov. 29, 1761; d. April,

1853-
III. Anna, 6 bap. May 27, 1764. She m. in
1785, Alexander Smith Piatt, of Wes-
ton, Conn. (b. April 17, 1762). They
begat,

A. Polly, b. April 16, 17S6; m. Wm. Burr.

B. Jarvis, b. Sept. 28, 1791.




MRS. RACHEL (WAKEMAN) PEARSALL.



WAKEMAN GENEALOGY. 189

C. Adams Wakeman, b. Oct. 28, 1791 ; m. Sarah

McAllister. -

D. Abby, b. Jan. 17, 1794.

E. Obadiah H.

F. Eliza; m. Hiram Foster.

75. IV. Adams, 6 ; d. 1834.

V. Aaron, 6 b. Oct. 30, 1769; d. March 30,

1 793-
VI. Rachel, b. Oct. 30, 1769; d. April 8,
1854. She m. in Greensfarms, Conn.,
Oct. 19, 178S, Samuel Pearsall (b
Sept. 13, 1767; d. Dec. 9, 1824).
They begat,
A. Polly, b. at Westport, Conn., April 20, 1789.
She m. Major John Williams Hanford, at
Westport, Feb. 14, 1806; d. at Silver
Creek, N. Y., Feb. 27, 1884. He served
in the war of 1S12 at Black Rock, Conn.
They begat,

a. Frederic Augustus Hanford, b. at West-

port, Conn, Jan. 20, 1808, and d.,
unmarried, at Irving, N. Y., Sept.
24, 1846. He was a graduate of Yale
College, and at the time of his death
was the law partner of Hon. Hugh
Maxwell, of New York city.

b. Sarah Williams Hanford, b. at Westport,

Dec. 14, 1809; d. Feb. 20, 1849.
She m. Joseph Rose at Collins, N. Y.,
Jan. 6, 1S31. Their only child is Mrs.
Amelia Rose Foot, of Chatfield, Minn.

c. Samuel Pearsall Hanford, b. at Westport,

Aug. 13, 1812; d. at Irving, N. Y., July
2, 1S95. He m. Maryette Fuller Lyon
at Villanova, Chautauqua County, N.
Y., Oct. 10, 1833. They begat,

Marcia Theresa, b. at Irving, N.Y.,

April 3, 1836; m. Henry N. Hall

at Leon, N. Y., Feb. 22, 1854.

Children,

Jennie Linn Hall, b. April 21,

1855; m. Edward Kelder at



190 WAKEMAN GENEALOGY.



Dunkirk, N. Y. ; d. without
issue July 28, 1876.
Harry Hanford Hall, b. April
4, 1857; m. Nellie Hovey at
Randolph, N. Y. No chil-
dren.
Frances De Ett, b. at Irving, N.Y.,
Oct. 10, 1838; hi., first, John
Sherman Stone, at Leon, Sept.
10, 1853. He was killed on May
2, 1862, in the war of the Re-
bellion while serving as a soldier
in the 154th Regiment of N. Y.
Volunteers. She m., second, Jas.
Locke at Dunkirk, N. Y., Nov.
25, 1862. Children,

Minnie May Stone, b. at
North East, Pa., Oct. 10,
1 86 1 ; m. George Heine
Shofner at Silver Creek,
N. B. They have four chil-
dren: Lotta Frances, b.
April 24, 1882 ; Earl
George, b. April 20, 1885 ;
Hattie May, b. May 31,
18S8; Harry W., b. June
19. 1^93.
Harry Wilder Locke, b. at
Irving, Dec. 29, 1873; m.
and resides in Buffalo.
James William Locke, b. at
Irving, March 3, 1876; un-
married, and lives at
Irving.
Julia Allen, b. at Irving, March 9,
1839; m. Spencer Carr Horton at
Leon, May 21, 1858. They reside
at Rowayton, Conn. Children,
Cora Linn Horton, b. at In-
dependence, la., April 9,
1861; m. Stanley Wood,
ward Neuer at Rowayton,
Conn., Feb. 25, 1886.
They had one child, Eliza-



WAKEMAN GENEALOGY. 191

beth, b. at Wilkesbarre,

Pa., Jan. 12, 1889. Mr.

Neuerd. at Monrovia, Cal.,

Sept. 29, 1892.
Spencer Clyde Horton, b. at

Rowayton, Conn., Jan. 15,

1878.
Ellen Cordelia, b. at Leon, Oct.
15, 1845; d. at Irving, June 26,
1874. She m., first, Edward
Story in 1864; and second, Wil-
liam T. Neville in 1866. She had
no children.
Clara Eugenia, b. at Leon, N. Y.,
Dec. 18, 1849; d. in New York
city Dec. 4, 1895. She m. Rosell
Llewellyn Richardson at Irving,
N. Y., Jan. 6, 1874, and they re-
sided in New York city. Chil-
dren,

DeLancey Richardson, b.

Sept. 5, 1876; d. Sept. 26,

1877.
Nina May Richardson, b.
Sept. 5, 1876; d. Dec. 17,
1895.
Grace Richardson, b. Oct 2,

1879; d. Nov. 6, 1880.
Fenton Winthrop Richard-
son, b. Aug. 11, 1881.
Harold Hanford Richardson,
b. June 25, 1888.
Kezzie Jane, b. at Leon Dec. 1,
1851; d. at Irving, Aug. 16, 1875.
Mary Lyon, b. at Leon, May 31,
1853; m. Hanson Alexander Hil-
ton at Albany, N. Y., May 22,
1872. They have one child, John
Hanford Hilton, b. at Jersey City,
April 16, 1873.
d. Mary Elizabeth, b. Dec. 1, 1814. She m.
Benjamin Tyler Weller at Villanova,
N. Y., Dec. 22, 1833. They begat,



I92 WAKEMAN GENEALOGY.



Augustus N. Weller, b. at
Dec. 5, 1834. He has been m. twice,
has a number of children, and resides
at Hempstead, L. 1. He is the Sur-
rogate of Queen's County.
Sarah F. Weller, b. Aug. 16, 1873; m.

and lives in Michigan.
Walter Hanford Weller, b. Oct. 23,
1850; d. at Silver Creek, N. Y., May,
1889. He m. DeEtt Marsh, and left a
number of children, who reside at Sil-
ver Creek, N. Y.
Philander Hanford, b. Jan. 1, 1818; d. in

in New York city, June 8, 1877.
Lansing Bemas Hanford, b. at Collins,
N. Y., March 31, 1820; d. at Silver
Creek, N. Y., Sept. 4, 1S97. He m.,
first, Maranda Smith, at Smith's Mills,
Oct. 20, 1853; and second, Jane Eliza-
beth Wiley, at Hanover Center, Dec.
14, i860. They begat,

William Piersall Hanford, b. at Sil-
ver Creek, Oct. 22, 1861; un-
married, and lives at Silver Creek.
Adelle Martha Hanford (twin to
Belle Mary), b. at Silver Creek,
March 22, 1864; unmarried, and
lives at Silver Creek.
Belle Mary Hanford (twin to Adelle
Martha; , b. at Silver Creek,
March 22, 1864; d. at Asheville,
N. C, March 31, 1894. She m.
Oliver B. Main, of Cleveland,
Ohio, Feb. 18, 1S85, and left two
children,

Helen Hanford Main, b. at

Cleveland, Jan. 31, 1886.
Hanford Main, b. Aug. 22,
1889.
Keziah C. Hanford, b. at Collins, N. Y.,
May 4, 1822; m. Henry Bartholomew,
at Irving, N. Y., Sept. 12, 1857. They
had no children, and he d. Sept., 1870.



WAKEMAN GENEALOGY.



l 93



h. Hester Ann Hanford, b. at Hamburg,
N. Y., Aug. 26, 1824; m. Samuel Whit-
aker, at Irving, N. Y., Nov. 18, 1850.
Children,

Lansing Hanford Whitaker, b. at

Silver Creek, Feb. 4, 1853. He

is married, resides in Silver Creek,

and has a number of children.

Florence Whitaker, b. Nov. 15,

1855; m., and lives in Michigan.
William Whitaker, b. May 28, 1857.
Frederick Augustus Whitaker, b.
Oct. 13, 1861 ; unmarried, and re-
sides at Silver Creek, N. Y.
1. Jane M. Hanford, b. at Gowanda, N. Y.,
Dec. 7, 1826.

B. Piatt, b. Oct. 31, 1790; d. Sept. 6, iSoo. He

m. Mary Hurlbut, dau. of Taylor Hurlbut,
Jan. 22. 1826.

C. Keziah, b. April 12, 1793; d. Oct. 7, 1878.

She m. Daniel Andrews, and begat,

a. Edward.

b. Samuel P.

c. Daniel.

D. Anna, b. April 27, 1796; d. Nov. 12, 1879.

E. Betsey, b. March 31, 1800. She m. Mr.

Johnson.

F. Aaron, b. May 17, 1802. (Served in war of

1812.)
VII. Parmelia, 6 bap. Oct. 6, 1771. She m.

Benjamin Hull, and begat Sally.
VIII. David, 6 bap. July 3, 1774; d. July 9,

1774
76. IX. David, 6 bap. Nov. 10, 1776; d. Aug. 23,
1846.
X. Elizabeth, 6 bap. Oct. 25, 1778; d. Dec.
12, 1833. She m. May 13, 1802, Eph-
raim Wheeler (son of Calvin Wheeler),
b. Jan. 21, 1779; d. Oct. 12, 1853.
They begat,
A. Eliza, b. 1803; d. 1831; m. George Foster.



194 WAKEMAN GENEALOGY.



B. Julia, b. 1805; d. 1894; m. John Wheeler, of

Cleveland, O., and begat,

a. Isaac.

b. William.

c. Charles.

d. Sarah.

e. Henry.

f. James.

g. Ella.
h. Clara.

C. Caroline, b. June 6, 1807; d. Aug. 24, 1878.

She m. in Elmira, N. Y., March 8, 1831,
John Hepburn, of Williamsport, Pa. (b.
Nov. 16, 1806; d. Nov. 24, 1878). They
begat,
A. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 8, 1832. She m. in
Williamsport, Pa., Feb. 17, 1853, Valen-
tine S. Doebler, of Milton and Williams-
port, Pa. (b. April io, 1824; d. Oct. 17,
1866). They begat,

Mary Caroline, b. May 28, 1854.
Maggie Biggs, b. Jan. 7, 1855.
Mercy Anne, b. Dec. 8, 1857.
Charles Hay, b. March 17, i860.
John Hepburn, b. Nov. 22, 1861.
Elizabeth Lyon, b. Dec. 30, 1863.
Valentine Sherman, b. Dec. 1, 1865.

b. William Ephraim. b. March 11, 1834.

c. Albert Huston, b. Aug. 29, 1836; d, Aug.

10, 1897.

d. Mercy Anna, b. March 25, 1839. She m.

in Williamsport, Pa., Oct. 13, 1869, Ed-
son Avery Tinker, of Harrisburg.

e. Charles John, b. July 3, 1841 ; m. May 23,

18615, Georgiana M. Taylor, dau. of B.
H. Taylor, of Williamsport, Pa.

f. Clarence W., b. Aug. 22, 1845; d. Oct. 1,

1845.

g. Caroline Emily, b. May 15, 1847. She m.,

first, in Williamsport, Pa., Sept. 23,
1868, Martin Powell (b. June 7, 1845;
d. May n, 1879), of Philadelphia and
Williamsport, Pa. They begat,



WAKEMAN GENEALOGY. 195

George Martin, b. April 26, 1870;

d. in infancy.
Mary Caroline, b. July 17, 1872.
Elizabeth Hepburn, b. Sept. 19,

1874.
Mrs. Powell m., second, in Harrisburg,
Pa,, Feb. 26, 1884, Amos H. Mylin, of
Lancaster, Pa. (b. Sept. 29, 1837), and
begat,

Barbara Kendig, b. Jan. 7, 1885.
Helen, b. March 10, 1887.
Mercy Hepburn, b. July 31, 1889.

D. Anna, b. 1810; d. 1832; m. William More-

house.

E. Eli Wheeler, of Elmira, N. Y., b. Oct., 1813;

d. Nov., 1882; m. in Elmira, 1839, Laura
Bentley (b. 1818; d. 1896), dau. of Dr.
Bentley, of Chemung County, N. Y. ; no
children.

F. Orsemus H. Wheeler, of Brooklyn, N. Y. ;

b. Aug. 20, 1816; m. Feb. 1, 1844, in
Kingston, Pa., Malvina F. Barnes (b. in
Kingston; d. March 25, 1895), dau. of
Jas. Barnes, of Kingston, and Eliza Wood-
bridge, of Mass. They begat,

Edward B., b. April 24, 1849.

Harry C, b. Aug. 15, 1854.

G. Roania, b. 1819; d. 1848; m. Joseph More-

house.
XI. Mercy, 6 bap. Oct., 1782 She m. Stephen
Clark, and begat,

A. Elizabeth.

B. Wakeman.

C. Isaac.

D. Nathaniel.

Mr. Gideon Wakeman, Sr., had a negro slave, Amos,
and the following is a copy of the manumission
paper providing for his freedom:

" We, the heirs of Gideon Wakeman, late of Bedford,
deceased, whose names are underwritten, do here-
by agree to free Amos, a negro man belonging to
the estate of the said Gideon Wakeman, after do-
ing three years service from the present date, this



I96 WAKEMAN GENEALOGY.

1st of April, 1798, to go about his own business at
his free will and pleasure, provided that the au-
thority and selectmen of Connecticut judge that the
said Amos is supposed to be able to get his own
living so as not to be chargeable to any of the heirs
of the said Gideon Wakeman.

" Witness our hands this 2d day of April, 1798."
Hezekiah Wakeman, David Wakeman,
Thomas Davis, Alexander Platt,

Obadiah Platt, Anna Platt,

Elizabeth Wakeman, Ann Wakeman,
Mercy Wakeman, Parmela Hull,

Adams Wakeman, Gideon Wakeman.

Recorded April 8, 1799, Book 28, p. 5S8.

35. Joseph Wakeman, 6 of Greensfarms, served in the
Revolution. He died Sept. 2, 1784, leaving - an estate
of 1,653 pounds. He m. in Greensfarms, July 28, 1762,
Rebecca Adams (b. June 3, 1742; d. April 16, 1772),
dau. of Nathaniel Adams and Ann Silliman. He is
said to have had two wives, one a Miss Kent, but I have
not been able to procure sufficient evidence. He begat,
77. I. Joseph, 6 b. 1763; d. May 25, 1839.
78. II. Seth, 6 b. April 12, 1766; d. Aug. 31,

i835-

79. III. Hezekiah, 6 b. 1769; d. April 20, 1855.

80. IV. Nathan, 6 b. 177-; d. July, 1813.

V. Abigail, b. 1765-7; d. Jan. 24, 1842. She
m. Thomas Davis, April 20, 1780, and
begat,

A. Rebecca, b. 1787; d. 1793.

B. Joseph W., b. 1790.

C. Abigail, b. 1792.

D. Hezekiah, b. 1794.

E. Samuel, b. June 2, 1796; d. June 25, 1850.

F. Rebecca, b .1799.
VI. Gideon.

When the British landed at Cedar Point, about 1781,
near Greensfarms, Conn., Mr. Wakeman had his
men take his family and blacks with beds and pro-
visions to Weston, Conn. They hid their silver



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about 1836.
d. April 5,

'eb. 4, 1830.
d. Feb. 25,







I96 WAKEMAN GENEALOGY.

1st of April, 1798, to go about his own business at
his free will and pleasure, provided that the au-
thority and selectmen of Connecticut judge that the
said Amos is supposed to be able to get his own
living so as not to be chargeable to any of the heirs
of the said Gideon Wakeman.

" Witness our hands this 2d day of April, 1798."
Hezekiah Wakeman, David Wakeman,
Thomas Davis, Alexander Platt,

Obadiah Platt, Anna Platt,

Elizabeth Wakeman, Ann Wakeman,
Mercy Wakeman, Parmela Hull,

Adams Wakeman, Gideon Wakeman.

Recorded April 8, 1799, Book 28, p. 5S8.

35* Joseph Wakeman, 5 of Greensfarms, served in the
Revolution. He died Sept. 2, 1784, leaving an estate
of 1,653 pounds. He m. in Greensfarms, July 28, 1762,
Rebecca Adams (b. June 3, 1742; d. April 16, 1772),
dau. of Nathaniel Adams and Ann Silliman. He is
said to have had two wives, one a Miss Kent, but I have
not been able to procure sufficient evidence. He begat,
77. I. Joseph, 8 b. 1763; d. May 25, 1839.
78. II. Seth, 6 b. April 12, 1766; d. Aug. 31,

1835.

79. III. Hezekiah, 6 b. 1769; d. April 20, 1855.

80. IV. Nathan, 6 b. 177-; d. July, 1813.

V. Abigail," b. 1765-7; d. Jan. 24, 1842. She
m. Thomas Davis, April 20, 1780, and
begat,

A. Rebecca, b. 1787; d. 1793.

B. Joseph W. , b. 1790.

C. Abigail, b. 1792.

D. Hezekiah, b. 1794.

E. Samuel, b. June 2, 1796; d. June 25, 1850.

F. Rebecca, b .1799.
VI. Gideon.

When the British landed at Cedar Point, about 1781,
near Greensfarms, Conn., Mr. Wakeman had his
men take his family and blacks with beds and pro-
visions to Weston, Conn. They hid their silver



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and money in elderberry bushes. They found a
house in Weston, deserted by the owners, and
went in there for the night. About midnight the
British came along, and after eating up all their
provisions, went on and left them unmolested.
The British were dressed in red and gold military
uniforms which sparkled in the sun, so that it was
a dazzling sight to look on them. Mr. Wakeman's
daughter Abigail, kept money in gold for the Brit-
ish, two stacks like hay mounds in her room up
stairs. This was in the old Capt. Wakeman house
previously described.
36. William Wakeman, 5 of Fairfield, served in the
Revolution in Capt. Dimon's Co., 1775, an( ^ m Captain
Burr's Co., 1777. He was appointed Ensign, in 7th
Co., 4th Regt. of Conn., 1777. He m. June 21, 1753,
Sarah Hill (b. Aug. 21, 1733; d. April 29, 1803), dau.
of Joseph Hill and Abigail Dimon. He begat,

I. Sarah, 6 b. Jan. 24, 1754; d. April 26,

1779.
II. Abigail, 6 b. Oct. 4, 1755; d. Sept. 2,
1786.
III. Ruth, 6 b. June 3, 1757; d. May 25, 1793.
She m. Andrew Bradley (b. 1753; d.
June 2, 1832). He lived in Fairfield,
Vt., and begat,

A. Jane, b. Dec. 23, 1775; d. June 25, 1842.

B. Sarah, b. May 23, 1779; d. May 23, 1846.

C. Eunice, b. 1787; d. Feb. 5, 1842.

D. Jonathan.

E. Ruth.

F. Esther.

81. IV. William, 6 b. April 29, 1759; d. Sept.,
1827.
82. V. Jabez, 6 b. May 10, 1762; d. about 1836.
83. VI. Levi, 6 b. March 13, 1764; d. April 5,
1802.
84. VII. David, 6 b. April 5, 1766; d. Feb. 4, 1830.
85. VIII. Hezekiah, 6 b. June 19, 1768; d. Feb. 25,
1827.



198 WAKEMAN GENEALOGY.

IX. Selina Hill, 6 b. June 8, 1771; d. July 10,
1838. She m. Feb. 12, 1795, Aaron
Burr Sturges, of Broome, N. Y. (b.
July 16, 1771; d. Nov. 8, 1834), and
begat,

A. Eunice, b. May 7, 1796; d. Feb. 3, 1861.

B. Sarah H., b. June 21, 1798; d. March 19,

1876.

C. George, b. Sept. 15, 1799; d. Aug. 26, 1872.

D. Charles Wakeman, b. Aug. n, 1801; d. July

2, 1876.

E. James, b. March, 19, 1804; d. May 16, 1864.

F. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 29, 1806; d. Oct. 3, 1853.

G. Mariah, b. July 30, 1810; d. May 11, 1851.
H. Selina, b. Aug. 5, 1812; d. Jan. 3, 1858.

I. David, b. June 13, 181.5; d. May 2, 1867.
X. Eunice," b. June 22, 1774; d. Sept. 4,
1814.
86. XI. Ira, 6 b. March 9, 1777; d. March 8, 1833.

37, Peter Wakeman, 6 served in the Revolution as
private in Capt. Dimon's Co. , 1775. He m. Feb. 26,
1775, Sarah Jennings. He left 762 pounds, and begat,

I. Charles Lee, bap. March 3, 1776.

38. Timothy Wakeman, 5 of Georgetown, Conn. He
served in the Revolution as private in Capt. Dimon's
Co., 1775, and in Capt. Hill's Co., at Fishkill, 1777. He
m. Anna Sherwood (b. 1752; d. Aug. 17, 1812), dau. of
Rev. John Sherwood, of Stratfield, Conn., and begat,

87. I. Walker Sherwood, 6 b. Feb. 5, 1774; d.
Oct. 12, 1850.
II. Anne, 6 b. June 10, 1776; d. March 17,
1841. She m. Samuel Hull, and be-
gat,
A. Eliza.
III. Urania, 6 b. June 24, 1778; died March,
1865. She m. John Darling, and be-
gat,
A. Pauline.



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B. Abigail.

C. Maria.

88. IV. Salmon, 6 b. Oct. 3, 1780; d. Aug. 2,

1841.
V. Mary, 6 b. Sept. n, 1782; d. April 30,
1853. She m. Ephraim Godfrey, and
begat,

A. Eliza.

B. Mar}\

C. Wakeman.

D. Silliman.

E. Anna.

VI. Timothy, 6 b. March 7, 1785; d. Dec. 3,

1857-

89. VII. Samuel S., 6 b. April 6, 1787; d. June

22, 1872.
VIII. Ruth, 6 b. Aug. 30, ^89 5 d - March 26,
1876. She m. Ezekiel Hull, and be-
gat,
A. Anna.
IX. Eleanor, 6 b. April 13, 1793-
X. Sarah, 6 b. Dec. 17, 1795; d - J ul Y 28 >
1844.
XL Paulina, 6 b. March 17, 1800; d. March,

1867.
39. Joel Wakeman, 5 of Fairfield, served in the Rev-
olution as fifer in May, 1775, and Oct., 1777. He lived
later in Ulysses, N. Y. Hem. May 18, 1779, Rachel

Thorp, and begat,

90. I. Peter, 6 b. about 1780; cl. Nov. 12, 1850.
91. II. Elisha, 6 b. May 9, 1784; d. May, 2,
1850.

III. Josiah, 6 d. Nov., 1822.

IV. Sarah, 6 b. 1785; d. Oct. 5, 1808.

Mrs. Joel Wakeman m. Mr. Jennings for
her second husband.
40. Capt. Andrew Wakeman, 5 of Fairfield, served



200 WAKEMAN GENEALOGY.

in the Revolution in the Lexington Alarm List, and
was conductor of teams for transporting supplies from
Connecticut to the Continental Army in 1777. He had
eleven teamsters, and was appointed lieutenant of the
First Company, 4th Regiment, Conn., May, 1777, and
captain later. He m. April 14, 1773, Hannah Allen
(bap. May 31, 1747; d. Sept. 8, 1787), dau. of David
Allen. He also m. June 16, 1791, Eunice Smedley (b.
Dec. 26, 1767; d. Oct. 5, 182 1), dau. of John and
Eunice Smedley. He begat,

92. I. Samuel, 6 b. 1774; d. March 16, 1826.
II. Elizabeth, 6 b. 1775; d. Oct. 25, 1810.

III. Sarah," b. April 22, 1780. She m. Dan-

iel Beers Osborn (b. April 22, 1780),
Dec. 31, 1801, and begat,

A. Hannah A.

B. Catherine.

C. Sarah W.

D. Wakeman.

E. Elizabeth.

IV. Catherine. 6 She m. about 1820 Gilbert

Brush. She m. second, Dr. Ken-
nedy, and d. at Verona, N. Y.
93. V. Joseph, 6 bap. June 12, 1792; d. Aug.

i5> l8 54-
94. VI. Benjamin, 6 b. Dec. 25, 1800; d. Jan. 25,

1863.
4 J. Capt. Stephen Wakeman, 5 of Greensfarms,
Conn. , and Balston Spa. , N. Y. , served in the Colonial
troops, being appointed ensign in the 4th Conn. Regt.,
October, 1769, and lieutenant May 1774. He also
served in the Revolution, and was appointed captain of



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