Baxter & McDole ancestors list

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Generation: 1

  1. 1. Henry Phillip Baxter, III was born on 7 Apr 1940 in Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA (son of Henry Phillip Baxter, Jr. and Joan Wolffarth); died on 23 Oct 2012 in Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA.

    Henry married Living [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]Children:

    1. Living
    2. Joseph Patrick Baxter was born on 23 Jul 1963; died on 26 May 2016; was buried in Van Vleck, Matagorda County, Texas, USA.

    Henry married Sharon Ann McDole on 24 Aug 1970 in Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA, and was divorced on 14 Feb 1978 in Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA. Sharon (daughter of Joseph Colfax McDole and Helen Lucille Gartman) was born on 10 Nov 1942; died on 26 Feb 2023. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]Children:

    1. Living
    2. Bobbie Jo Baxter was born in Jul 1975; died in Jul 1975; was buried in Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA.

    Henry married Living [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]Children:

    1. Living
    2. Living

Generation: 2

  1. 2. Henry Phillip Baxter, Jr. was born on 19 Feb 1918 in USA (son of Henry Phillip Baxter, Sr. and May E Bedford); died on 10 Dec 1974 in Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA; was buried in Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA.

    Henry married Joan Wolffarth on 3 Sep 1938 in Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA, and was divorced. Joan (daughter of Joe Pat Wolffarth and Anna Stephenson) was born on 3 Sep 1921 in Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas, USA; died on 15 Jun 1999 in Haskell, Haskell County, Texas, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 3. Joan Wolffarth was born on 3 Sep 1921 in Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas, USA (daughter of Joe Pat Wolffarth and Anna Stephenson); died on 15 Jun 1999 in Haskell, Haskell County, Texas, USA.

    Notes:

    Ashes were spred over her Mother’s (Anna Wolffarth) grave in Van Vleck Texas

    Children:

    1. 1. Henry Phillip Baxter, III was born on 7 Apr 1940 in Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA; died on 23 Oct 2012 in Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA.

Generation: 3

  1. 4. Henry Phillip Baxter, Sr. was born on 13 Oct 1872 (son of William A Baxter and Ann Elizabeth Williams); died on 22 Oct 1945; was buried in Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA.

    Henry married May E Bedford on 4 Jun 1903. May was born on 18 Mar 1885 in Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA; died on 31 May 1963 in Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA; was buried in Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 5. May E Bedford was born on 18 Mar 1885 in Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA; died on 31 May 1963 in Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA; was buried in Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA.

    Children:

    1. William Lee Baxter was born on 22 Feb 1904 in Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA; died on 17 Nov 1974 in Clifton, Bosque County, Texas, USA; was buried in Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA.
    2. Bessie Mae Baxter was born on 8 Dec 1914 in Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA; died in Jun 1985 in Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA; was buried in Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA.
    3. 2. Henry Phillip Baxter, Jr. was born on 19 Feb 1918 in USA; died on 10 Dec 1974 in Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA; was buried in Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA.
  3. 6. Joe Pat Wolffarth was born on 12 Oct 1898 in Plainview, Haskell County, Texas, USA (son of Patrick Edward Wolffarth and Virginia Lee Winn); died on 28 Dec 1970 in Bay City, Matagorda County, Texas, USA; was buried in Roselawn Memorial Park, Van Vleck, Matagorda County, Texas, USA.

    Joe married Anna Stephenson. Anna (daughter of John Raymond Stephenson and Rachel Minerva) was born on 2 Mar 1899 in Aspermont, Stonewall County, Texas, USA; died on 25 Nov 1977 in Bay City, Matagorda County, Texas, USA; was buried in Roselawn Memorial Park, Van Vleck, Matagorda County, Texas, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  4. 7. Anna Stephenson was born on 2 Mar 1899 in Aspermont, Stonewall County, Texas, USA (daughter of John Raymond Stephenson and Rachel Minerva); died on 25 Nov 1977 in Bay City, Matagorda County, Texas, USA; was buried in Roselawn Memorial Park, Van Vleck, Matagorda County, Texas, USA.

    Children:

    1. Hazel Wolffarth was born on 4 Jun 1920 in Portales, Roosevelt County, New Mexico, USA; died on 22 Nov 2009 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA; was buried in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA.
    2. 3. Joan Wolffarth was born on 3 Sep 1921 in Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas, USA; died on 15 Jun 1999 in Haskell, Haskell County, Texas, USA.

Generation: 4

  1. 8. William A Baxter was born on 25 Oct 1835 in Caney, Montgomery County, Kansas, USA (son of William P Baxter and Esther Weightman Yeamans); died on 20 Jul 1898 in Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA; was buried in Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA.

    Notes:

    William A. Baxter, son of William P. Baxter and Esther Wightman Yeamans was born October 25, I 835. in Matagorda County, and died August 20, 1889. he married October 25. 186 I . to Josephine Bruce, daughter of David t. Bruce and Elizabeth [Smalley) Burnett Bruce. She died of yellow fever at the age of twenty two, September 25. I 862, and was buried at Matagorda. This couple did not have any children. His second marriage was to Ann E. Williams, March 16, 1868 He, like his father, was a rancher. During the Civil WAR, he was in Company D, 6th Texas .infantry, C.S.A. He was justice of the peace in Matagorda from June to December of 1869,filling in when W.H. Burkhart died. In the probate minutes, William A. Baxter was made administrator of his wife’s estate, which consisted of one hundred acres of land on the Peninsula and the following children were named;[1] Annie L. born June 12, 1870, married Amos lee, November 13, 1890. She died February 15, I959
    (2)Robert J. born 1872, died 1854, married Addie Sterling August 9, 1983;
    (3)Henry Phillip, born October13,1872, died October 22,1945. married May E. Bedford, June 4 1903;
    (4) Minnie R. born April I 1876. died February I8.1946, married Willie Edward Bedford . November 16, I898;
    (5).Jennie L.,born I879, died 1965. married William E. McNabb July 21, 1899:
    (6)Bessie. born 1878,died 1955, married Edward C. Baker. December 30, 1898;
    (7)Lida, born 1883, died 1967, married 0. R. Moberly, November 18. I903; and
    (8)George Collins. born June 10, 1888, died June 29. I 963 married Rose Lawhon.

    William married Ann Elizabeth Williams in 1868. Ann (daughter of Johan {John Aaron Williams} Rasmussen and Anna Katrina Elizabeth “Catherine” Franz) was born on 17 Dec 1847; died on 19 Aug 1949 in Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA; was buried in Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 9. Ann Elizabeth Williams was born on 17 Dec 1847 (daughter of Johan {John Aaron Williams} Rasmussen and Anna Katrina Elizabeth “Catherine” Franz); died on 19 Aug 1949 in Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA; was buried in Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA.

    Notes:


    Final Rites Are Held Sunday 101-Year-Old Matagorda Woman

    Funeral Services for Mrs. Ann Elizabeth Baxter, 101, were held Sunday afternoon at the Matagorda Cemetery. Mrs. Baxter would have been 102 December 17. Mrs. Baxter, reported to be Matagorda County’s oldest citizen, was born on the Matagorda Peninsula and lived in the county all her life. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lou Ellis, at Matagorda Friday night. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Will McNabb, Mrs. E. C. Baker, Mrs. Lou Ellis, and Mrs. Lydia Moberly of Matagorda and Mrs. Amos Lee of Bay City; 23 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, and 16 great-great-grandchildren.Mrs. Baxter lived to see three of her children celebrate their 50th wedding anniversaries: Mrs. Lee, Mrs. Baker and Mrs. McNabb.

    Matagorda County Tribune, August 25, 1949

    Children:

    1. Cora Louise Baxter was born on 14 Jan 1869 in Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA; died on 11 Sep 1961 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA; was buried in Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA.
    2. Annie Laura Baxter was born on 12 Jun 1870 in Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA; died on 15 Feb 1959 in Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA.
    3. Robert John Baxter was born in 1872; died on 6 Nov 1954; was buried in Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA.
    4. 4. Henry Phillip Baxter, Sr. was born on 13 Oct 1872; died on 22 Oct 1945; was buried in Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA.
    5. Minnie R Baxter was born on 1 Apr 1876 in Matagorda County, Texas, USA; died on 18 Feb 1946 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA; was buried in Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA.
    6. Bessie May Baxter was born in 1878; and died.
    7. Jennie R Baxter was born in 1879; and died.
    8. Lida C Baxter was born in 1883; and died.
    9. George Collins Baxter was born on 20 Jun 1888; died on 29 Jun 1963; was buried in Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA.
  3. 12. Patrick Edward Wolffarth was born on 26 Nov 1859 in Young County, Texas, USA (son of Edward Wolffarth and Charity Elizabeth Sanders); died on 24 May 1927 in Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas, USA; was buried in City of Lubbock Cemetery, Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas, USA.

    Patrick married Virginia Lee Winn. Virginia (daughter of Marcus L Winn and Celina Ella Rose) was born on 7 Mar 1871 in Kentucky, USA; died on 27 Aug 1950 in Bay City, Matagorda County, Texas, USA; was buried in Plainview Cemetery, Plainview, Hale County, Texas, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  4. 13. Virginia Lee Winn was born on 7 Mar 1871 in Kentucky, USA (daughter of Marcus L Winn and Celina Ella Rose); died on 27 Aug 1950 in Bay City, Matagorda County, Texas, USA; was buried in Plainview Cemetery, Plainview, Hale County, Texas, USA.

    Children:

    1. 6. Joe Pat Wolffarth was born on 12 Oct 1898 in Plainview, Haskell County, Texas, USA; died on 28 Dec 1970 in Bay City, Matagorda County, Texas, USA; was buried in Roselawn Memorial Park, Van Vleck, Matagorda County, Texas, USA.
  5. 14. John Raymond Stephenson was born on Yes, date unknown (son of Warren S Stephenson and Parthinia Tabitha Thomas); and died.

    John married Rachel Minerva. Rachel was born on Yes, date unknown; and died. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  6. 15. Rachel Minerva was born on Yes, date unknown; and died.

    Children:

    1. Beulah “Mur” Stephenson was born on 2 Aug 1893 in Colorado City, Texas, USA; died on 4 Dec 1968 in Durango, La Plata County, Colorado, USA; was buried in Alison, La Plata County, Colorado, USA.
    2. Jessie Stephenson was born on 10 Nov 1894 in Snider, Scurry County, Texas, USA; died on 27 Jul 1927.
    3. Raymond Archibald Stephenson was born on 19 Mar 1896 in Snider, Scurry County, Texas, USA; died on 31 Jan 1920.
    4. Virginia Stephenson was born on 13 Mar 1898; and died.
    5. 7. Anna Stephenson was born on 2 Mar 1899 in Aspermont, Stonewall County, Texas, USA; died on 25 Nov 1977 in Bay City, Matagorda County, Texas, USA; was buried in Roselawn Memorial Park, Van Vleck, Matagorda County, Texas, USA.
    6. Betty Stephenson was born on 23 Jun 1904 in Portales, Roosevelt County, New Mexico, USA; died on 5 Apr 1991.
    7. Edna Stephenson was born on 24 Nov 1905 in Portales, Roosevelt County, New Mexico, USA; and died.
    8. Ted Irving Gibbs Stephenson was born on 20 Feb 1913 in Portales, Roosevelt County, New Mexico, USA; died on 11 Mar 1917.
    9. Leonard Adam Stephenson was born on 8 Dec 1915 in Portales, Roosevelt County, New Mexico, USA; died on 2 Jun 1997.

Generation: 5

  1. 16. William P Baxter was born on 19 Feb 1809 in Manchester, Greater Manchester, North West England, England (son of William Baxter and Catherine Watkins); died on 20 Oct 1895 in Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA; was buried in Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA.

    Notes:

    William P. Baxter was born On February 19, 1809. in Manchester, England. and died on October 20. 1895. He is buried in the Matagorda cemetery.

    In 1832 he married Esther Wightman Yeamans, daughter of Asa Yeamans and Jerusha Wightman. Esther was born .June 23, 1813, in New York state and died December 7, 1901, and is also buried in the Matagorda cemetery. She had six brothers: Joseph, Erastus, Elias, Daniel, Caleb, and Horace and one sister, Mary.

    William fought in the Texas Revolution.

    William and Esther had twelve children:

    Caroline S., born 1834. married on April 10, 1852, to Levi Miller;

    William A born on November25. 1835, married first Josephine Bruce on July 4, 1861 (Josephine died of yellow fever in 1826). and married second ,

    Anna E. Williams. March 16, 1868.

    William died August 20, 1889:

    Amanda D. . born in 1840, married Joshua Fisher on may 5, 1861:

    Robert J., born in 1842; Alice B., born in I844:

    Silas Dinsmore. horn in I846, married first eliza A. Dinsmore born on April 7, I 870. and second Susie Weatherford Hill on May 5. 1904;

    Mary, born in 1848, married I. L. Rowland on November 11, 1867;

    Paul born in 1852: henry. born in 1854 ; and

    David, born in 1856. married Carrie J. Spooron March 30, 1881.

    William married Esther Weightman Yeamans. Esther (daughter of Asa Yeamans and Jerusha Wightman) was born on 23 Jun 1813 in New York, USA; died on 7 Dec 1901 in Bay City, Matagorda County, Texas, USA; was buried in Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 17. Esther Weightman Yeamans was born on 23 Jun 1813 in New York, USA (daughter of Asa Yeamans and Jerusha Wightman); died on 7 Dec 1901 in Bay City, Matagorda County, Texas, USA; was buried in Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA.

    Notes:

    From William P. Baxter

    In 1832 he married Esther Wightman Yeamans, daughter of Asa Yeamans and Jerusha Wightman. Esther was born .June 23, 1813, in New York state and died December 7, 1901, and is also buried in the Matagorda cemetery. She had six brothers: Joseph, Erastus, Elias, Daniel, Caleb, and Horace and one sister, Mary.

    Children:

    1. Caroline S Baxter was born on 10 Sep 1833; died on 21 Oct 1901; was buried in Marcia Cemetery, Marcia, Otero County, New Mexico, USA.
    2. 8. William A Baxter was born on 25 Oct 1835 in Caney, Montgomery County, Kansas, USA; died on 20 Jul 1898 in Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA; was buried in Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA.
    3. Demis Mariah Baxter was born in 1838; died in 1921.
    4. Elias Baxter was born in 1839; died in 1918.
    5. Amanda Dinsmore Baxter was born in 1840; died in 1922.
    6. Robert J Baxter was born in 1842; died in 1860.
    7. Alice B Baxter was born in 1844; died in 1856.
    8. Silas Dinsmore Baxter was born in 1846; and died.
    9. Mary Baxter was born in 1848; died in 1928.
    10. Paul Baxter was born in 1851; died in 1935.
    11. Henry Samual Baxter was born in 1853; died in 1892.
    12. David Ross Baxter was born in 1856; died in 1913.
  3. 18. Johan {John Aaron Williams} Rasmussen was born on Yes, date unknown in Danmark; and died.

    Notes:

    John Aaron Williams immigrated from Denmark, and changed his name from Rasmusson to Williams because he had refused compulsory service, which he considered, slavery, in the Danish Navy. He did not want to be traced to the United States. The date of his entrance is unknown, but he was in Matagorda, Texas, by 1846; that being the year that he married Catherine Franz (1828-l914), daughter of Johan Conrad and Elizabeth Franz, who arrived in Galveston from Nassau, Germany via the ship Deluis in 1845. They lived in the German settlement on the Matagorda Peninsula.

     

    In A Texas Cowboy Charles Siringo described the “Dutch” settlement on the peninsula as having a dozen houses. The John A. Williams family were kind neighbors to the widow Siringo and her two children; Charles being best friend to their son, Billy, until Billy married Charles’ sweetheart, Martha Franz.

     

    The 1850 census shows John Williams as a ships carpenter; he was also a stockman, raising cattle and sheep. During the Civil War he acted as a scout for the Confederate camp stationed at the mouth of Caney Creek, upon occasion stealing horses for the rebels from the Yankee contingent stationed at Decrow’s Point on the peninsula. He was captured twice, sentenced to hang the second time, but released with a stringent warning, after the rope was placed around his neck. He was a Confederate sympathizer, but not with the slavery issue, and he helped several slaves escape. John Williams was killed shortly after the Civil War in an accident involving a cannon shell. He died in the Colorado House in Matagorda, and was buried on the peninsula. His grave site was lost.

    Catherine Franz Williams was left to rear a large family alone. She bought property at Big Hill for fifty cents per acre and moved her family from the peninsula after the terrible storm of 1875. She was a good business woman and stockman, and was known in the community for good works and Christian charity. She lived in her old age with her daughter, Jennie, and son-in-law, B. A. Ryman, in Matagorda. She died in the B. A. Ryman home at the age of eighty-six.

     

    John and Catherine Williams had eleven children, all born on the Matagorda Peninsula:

    Ann Elizabeth (1847-1949)
    James F. (1849-1938)
    John A. (1851-1920)

    Wilhelmina (1853-)

    William (1855-)

    Lucy (1856-)

    Mary Ann “Mollie”( 1858-1911)

    Laura Mettie (1859-)

    Sarah “Sallie” (1861-)

    Nancy Jane “Jennie” (1862-1947)

    Henry P. (1864-1905)

    William was buried in Palacios, Laura Mettie and Henry P. were buried in Bay City, and the other children were buried in the Matagorda Cemetery.

    Anne E. married William Baxter in 1868.

    James F. married Caroline Yeamans (1852-1919), and their children were: Charles P. (1873-1950), a pharmacist, who married Daisy Phillips (1880-1941) and had Preston, James F. “Jimbo,” and C. P.; William Elisa “Willie” (1875-1950), who married Margaret

    “Baby” Baxter (1880-1927) and had Dinsmore (1899-1977) and Louise; J. H. “Jimmy” (1877-1900), who was drowned in a shipwreck in Matagorda Bay in the hurricane of 1900; Laura, who married twice, her second husband, a Mr. Emill, adopted her daughter, Dorothy; Sadie, who married J. P. Pariss, and had J. P., Pat, and Irma; Annie (1886-1949) who married Gus Byers and had Margarite, and married second Mr. Maynard and had Ted;’ John May (1891-1918), who died overseas in the influenza epidemic during World War I; and Darwin (1893-1945) who married Virginia Foster and had one daughter, Shirley, and married second Jo Reed. The deceased were buried in the Matagorda Cemetery. John A. “Johnny” was a cowboy who rode the Chisholm Trail. He married Rebecca Richmond and had Bryan and Henry.

    Wilhelmina married first a Dr. Allen and had one son, Willie, married second a Kilbride and had Harry, and married third Henry Eidelbach, and had Eugene and Henry.

    William “Billy” married Martha Franz. Their children were: George, Alvin, “Pete,” Mabel, Lyda Gay, Lula, and Myrtle. They lived in Palacios.

    Family tradition claims that Lucy and her sister Sally were murdered by their brother-in-law, Dr. Allen, who was in love with Lucy while married to her sister Wilhelmina. When Lucy became engaged to Henry Eidelbach, Dr. Allen poisoned her out of jealousy, and then poisoned Sally to divert suspicion. He fled the town with the Williams boys in hot pursuit, but he escaped. Later the family got a letter from him from Africa in which he told that the Williams boys had been all around him, but he had buried himself in the sand.

    Laura Mettie married Jim Gillett and had Fred, Stanley, Walter, Catherine, Eloise, and Ann, who married W. T. Cox.

    Sarah “Sally” and Lucy were buried on the Matagorda Peninsula. Their graves are lost.

    Nancy Jane “Jennie” married Boltes Albert Ryman.

    Henry P. married Lyda Franz and had one child, Winnie, who married Stanley Rugeley.

    The other descendants of John Aaron and Anna Katrina Elizabeth “Catherine” Franz Williams are too numerous to name. Those descendants living in Matagorda in 1984 were: Bess Moberley Brown, Vadyse Bedford Hood,James F . “Jimbo” Williams, Bessie Mae Baxter Owen, Oscar Rucks Moberley, Geraldyne Ryman Havard, Wilma Ruth Nini Miller, Addie Lee Nini Johnson, Violet Baxter Smith, Clancy Baxter and children, Clancy and Julie,Catherine Lawhon Anderson, Jaqueline Baxter Newton, Marianne Serrill Mathis, Richard R. Serrill and children, Richard R. III and Heather, Kenneth Baxter, Robert Baxter, and Barbara Baxter Stallings.

    Historic Matagorda County, Volume II, pages 563 – 565

     

    John Williams, the head of this large family, came from Denmark in 1845, landing on Matagorda peninsula opposite the town of Matagorda. He was just verging on manhood, and inspired by youth and the spirit of the new west, pre-empted his land and opened up a farm. Next year came the Franz family and settled near by. Katherine Franz won the heart of the young Dane, and the next year, Katherine and John Williams were married.

    The Williams lived at their home on the peninsula until the storm of ’75, after which terrible experience they moved to the mainland, and opened up a new farm on the Colorado, thence back to the gulf beach, and later to Big Hill where they lived for over 20 years before moving into the town of Matagorda.

    Mr. Jas. A. Williams, eldest son of John Williams, 65 years of age, recalls vividly the storm of ’54 which was the most terrific of all the storms which struck that coast during his recollection. The wind blew off the roof of their home and damaged nearly every habitation on the peninsula, and every house in Matagorda was wrecked by 5 or 6, the tide coming high enough to carry a boat away up in town.

    In the storm of ’75 the water was higher than in ’54, and Mr. Williams lost 250 head of cattle and a flock of sheep. In ’86 there was another hurricane, in which the wind lighter but the water as deep, and again all their stock was washed away. Then it was they moved away for good to Big Hill.

    During the civil war, Mr. J. A. Williams says, the Federals on the gunboats and those stationed at Ducros lived on mutton and beef from the peninsula farms, taking from our herds two to four at a time whenever they wanted them. Mr. Williams then recalled an accident from the finding of an unexploded shell which caused his father’s death. The Federal gun-boats on the gulf side had been (in 1865) trying to throw shells across the peninsula and bay into the town of Matagorda; and most of them fell harmless on the peninsula, for the gun-boats of that day were poorly armed. One of those shells was found near the Williams home, and Mr. W. opened the end of the shell which was about 4×9, and emptied (as he thought) all the powder out of it; and then, desiring to further explore the mysterious recesses of the shell, called “Jamie, bring me a coal of fire,” last being the match-for-a-light in those days; and when the light was brought and dropped into the aperture, it lighted the fuse connecting the undisturbed second section of the shell and there was an explosion which wrought havoc all around. Mr. Williams’ left foot was blown off, as well as one corner of the dwelling, but James escaped without a scratch. Mr. Williams was moved to Matagorda for medical attention, and the mangled foot amputated, but gangrene caused his death. The wife of John Williams died in 1914, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. B. A. Ryman, aged at the time of death 86 years.  Mrs. Zipprian, of Big Hill, an older sister of Mrs. Williams is still living at the age of 92 years. They were sisters of Conrad Franz, for many years a builder and contractor of this county, and of Mrs. George Berg, mother of the Bergs also of Matagorda.

    On the children of John and Katherine Williams, there are yet living Mrs. Wm. A. Baxter, James A. Williams, John Williams, all of Matagorda, W. C. Williams of Palacios, and Mrs. J. S. Gillette of Bay City. Harry P. died in Bay City ten years ago and Mrs. Henry H. Serrill was another daughter.

    The direct descendents of John and Katherine Williams living are the above named four children and 35 grand-children and 43 great-grand-children, among them men and women of our best citizenship.

    The Matagorda County News and Midcoast Farmer, Tuesday, September 19, 1916

    Johan married Anna Katrina Elizabeth “Catherine” Franz. Anna (daughter of Johan Conrad and Elizabeth Franz) was born in 1828; died in 1914. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  4. 19. Anna Katrina Elizabeth “Catherine” Franz was born in 1828 (daughter of Johan Conrad and Elizabeth Franz); died in 1914.

    Notes:

    John Aaron Williams immigrated from Denmark, and changed his name from Erasmusson to Williams because he had refused compulsory service, which he considered, slavery, in the Danish Navy. He did not want to be traced to the United States. The date of his entrance is unknown, but he was in Matagorda, Texas, by 1846; that being the year that he married Catherine Franz (1828-l914), daughter of Johan Conrad and Elizabeth Franz, who arrived in Galveston from Nassau, Germany via the ship Deluis in 1845. They lived in the German settlement on the Matagorda Peninsula.

    or: #181818;”>In A Texas Cowboy Charles Siringo described the “Dutch” settlement on the peninsula as having a dozen houses. The John A. Williams family were kind neighbors to the widow Siringo and her two children; Charles being best friend to their son, Billy, until Billy married Charles’ sweetheart, Martha Franz. line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0.15in;”> ze: medium; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0.15in;”>The 1850 census shows John Williams as a ships carpenter; he was also a stockman, raising cattle and sheep. During the Civil War he acted as a scout for the Confederate camp stationed at the mouth of Caney Creek, upon occasion stealing horses for the rebels from the Yankee contingent stationed at Decrow’s Point on the peninsula. He was captured twice, sentenced to hang the second time, but released with a stringent warning, after the rope was placed around his neck. He was a Confederate sympathizer, but not with the slavery issue, and he helped several slaves escape. John Williams was killed shortly after the Civil War in an accident involving a cannon shell. He died in the Colorado House in Matagorda, and was buried on the peninsula. His grave site was lost.n: 0px 0.15in;”> tify; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0.15in;”>Catherine Franz Williams was left to rear a large family alone. She bought property at Big Hill for fifty cents per acre and moved her family from the peninsula after the terrible storm of 1875. She was a good business woman and stockman, and was known in the”>community for good works and Christian charity. She lived in her old age with her daughter, Jennie, and son-in-law, B. A. Ryman, in Matagorda. She died in the B. A. Ryman home at the age of eighty-six.style=”color: #2c2c2c;”> yle=”font-family: Arial;”>John and Catherine Williams had eleven children, all born on the Matagorda Peninsula: Ann Elizabeth (1847-1949)
    James F. (1849-1938)
    John A. (1851-1920)ily: ‘Times New Roman’; font-size: medium; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0.15in;”>Wilhelmina (1853-)or: #2c2c2c;”>William (1855-)le=”font-family: Arial;”>Lucy (1856-)normal; margin: 0px 0.15in;”>Mary Ann “Mollie”( 1858-1911)”>Laura Mettie (1859-) 0px 0.15in;”>Sarah “Sallie” (1861-)y: ‘Times New Roman’; font-size: medium; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0.15in;”>Nancy Jane “Jennie” (1862-1947) style=”color: #2c2c2c;”>Henry P. (1864-1905)15in;”>William was buried in Palacios, Laura Mettie and Henry P. were buried in Bay City, and the other children were buried in the Matagorda Cemetery.amily: ‘Times New Roman’; font-size: medium; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0.15in;”>  class=”MsoNormal” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; font-size: medium; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0.15in;”>Anne E. married William Baxter in 1868.oman’; font-size: medium; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0.15in;”> style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; font-size: medium; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0.15in;”>James F. married Caroline Yeamans (1852-1919), and their children were: Charles P. (1873-1950), a pharmacist, who married Daisy Phillips (1880-1941) and had Preston, James F. “Jimbo,” and C. P.; William Elisa “Willie” (1875-1950), who married Margaretustify; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0.15in;”>”Baby” Baxter (1880-1927) and had Dinsmore (1899-1977) and Louise; J. H. “Jimmy” (1877-1900), who was drowned in a shipwreck in Matagorda Bay in the hurricane of 1900; Laura, who married twice, her second husband, a Mr. Emill, adopted her daughter, Dorothy; Sadie, who married J. P. Pariss, and had J. P., Pat, and Irma; Annie (1886-1949) who married Gus Byers and had Margarite, and married second Mr. Maynard and had Ted;’ John May (1891-1918), who died overseas in the influenza epidemic during World War I; and Darwin (1893-1945) who married Virginia Foster and had one daughter, Shirley, and married second Jo Reed. The deceased were buried in the Matagorda Cemetery. John A. “Johnny” was a cowboy who rode the ChisholmArial;”>Trail. He married Rebecca Richmond and had Bryan and Henry.2c2c;”>  Arial;”>Wilhelmina married first a Dr. Allen and had one son, Willie, married second a Kilbride and had Harry, and married third Henry Eidelbach, and had Eugene and Henry.nt-size: medium; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0.15in;”> nt-family: ‘Times New Roman’; font-size: medium; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0.15in;”>William “Billy” married Martha Franz. Their children were: George, Alvin, “Pete,” Mabel, Lyda Gay, Lula, and Myrtle. They lived in Palacios.span style=”font-family: Arial;”> : normal; margin: 0px 0.15in;”>Family tradition claims that Lucy and her sister Sally were murdered by their brother-in-law, Dr. Allen, who was in love with Lucy while married to her sister Wilhelmina. When Lucy became engaged to Henry Eidelbach, Dr. Allen poisoned her out of jealousy, and then poisoned Sally to divert suspicion. He fled the town with the Williams boys in hot pursuit, but he escaped. Later the family got a letter from him from Africa in which he told that the Williams boys had been all around him, but he had buried himself in the sand.-size: medium; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0.15in;”> -family: ‘Times New Roman’; font-size: medium; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0.15in;”>Laura Mettie married Jim Gillett and had Fred, Stanley, Walter, Catherine, Eloise, and Ann, who married W. T. Cox. pan style=”font-family: Arial;”>Sarah “Sally” and Lucy were buried on the Matagorda Peninsula. Their graves are lost.family: ‘Times New Roman’; font-size: medium; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0.15in;”> p class=”MsoNormal” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; font-size: medium; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0.15in;”>Nancy Jane “Jennie” married Boltes Albert Ryman.: 0px 0.15in;”> ify; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0.15in;”>Henry P. married Lyda Franz and had one child, Winnie, who married Stanley Rugeley.tyle=”font-family: Arial;”> ize: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #2c2c2c;”>The other descendants of John Aaron and Anna Katrina Elizabeth “Catherine” Franz Williams are too numerous to name. Those descendants living in Matagorda in 1984 were: Bess Moberley Brown, Vadyse Bedford Hood,James F . “Jimbo” Williams, Bessie Mae Baxter Owen, Oscar Rucks Moberley, Geraldyne Ryman Havard, Wilma Ruth Nini Miller, Addie Lee Nini Johnson, Violet Baxter Smith, Clancy Baxter and children, Clancy and Julie,Catherine Lawhon Anderson, Jaqueline Baxter Newton, Marianne Serrill Mathis, Richard R. Serrill and children, Richard R. III and Heather, Kenneth Baxter, Robert Baxter, and Barbara Baxter Stallings.

     

    n;” align=”left”>Historic Matagorda County, Volume II, pages 563 – 565

    Children:

    1. 9. Ann Elizabeth Williams was born on 17 Dec 1847; died on 19 Aug 1949 in Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA; was buried in Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA.
  5. 24. Edward Wolffarth was born on 30 Jan 1824 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA; died on 24 Oct 1896 in Jacksboro, Jack County, Texas, USA; was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Jacksboro, Jack County, Texas, USA.

    Edward married Charity Elizabeth Sanders. Charity (daughter of John Randall Sanders and Pheobe Eaton) was born on 25 Dec 1838 in Arkansas, USA; died on 19 Dec 1927 in Jacksboro, Jack County, Texas, USA; was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Jacksboro, Jack County, Texas, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  6. 25. Charity Elizabeth Sanders was born on 25 Dec 1838 in Arkansas, USA (daughter of John Randall Sanders and Pheobe Eaton); died on 19 Dec 1927 in Jacksboro, Jack County, Texas, USA; was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Jacksboro, Jack County, Texas, USA.

    Children:

    1. 12. Patrick Edward Wolffarth was born on 26 Nov 1859 in Young County, Texas, USA; died on 24 May 1927 in Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas, USA; was buried in City of Lubbock Cemetery, Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas, USA.
  7. 26. Marcus L Winn was born in Oct 1847 in Tennessee, USA (son of William Jones Winn and Tabitha A. Wilkes); died on Yes, date unknown.

    Other Events and Attributes:

    • Also Known As: Mark L

    Marcus married Celina Ella Rose on 7 Nov 1867 in Robertson County, Tennessee, USA. Celina was born on 3 Sep 1853; died on Yes, date unknown; was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Springfield, Robertson County, Tennessee, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  8. 27. Celina Ella Rose was born on 3 Sep 1853; died on Yes, date unknown; was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Springfield, Robertson County, Tennessee, USA.

    Children:

    1. George A Winn was born on 31 Aug 1868 in Kentucky, USA; died on 2 Sep 1947 in Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas, USA; was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Clarksville, Red River County, Texas, USA.
    2. 13. Virginia Lee Winn was born on 7 Mar 1871 in Kentucky, USA; died on 27 Aug 1950 in Bay City, Matagorda County, Texas, USA; was buried in Plainview Cemetery, Plainview, Hale County, Texas, USA.
    3. Lee Ella Winn was born on 14 Jun 1873 in Mayfield, Graves County, Kentucky, USA; died on 26 Aug 1960 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA.
    4. Altha Madora Winn was born in Jan 1879 in Kentucky, USA; died on 12 Jun 1939 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.
    5. Rosser Ireland Winn was born on 21 Apr 1884 in Weatherford, Parker County, Texas, USA; died on 1 Oct 1949 in Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona, USA.
  9. 28. Warren S Stephenson was born in Nov 1832 in Duncan Woods, Orange County, Texas, USA.

    Warren married Parthinia Tabitha Thomas. Parthinia was born on Yes, date unknown; died in 1867. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  10. 29. Parthinia Tabitha Thomas was born on Yes, date unknown; died in 1867.

    Children:

    1. 14. John Raymond Stephenson was born on Yes, date unknown; and died.

Generation: 6

  1. 32. William Baxter was born on 13 Jan 1782 in England (son of Robert Baxter and Elizabeth Bramwell); died in England.

    William married Catherine Watkins. Catherine was born on Yes, date unknown; and died. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 33. Catherine Watkins was born on Yes, date unknown; and died.

    Children:

    1. Robert Baxter was born on Yes, date unknown in Manchester, Greater Manchester, North West England, England.
    2. 16. William P Baxter was born on 19 Feb 1809 in Manchester, Greater Manchester, North West England, England; died on 20 Oct 1895 in Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA; was buried in Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA.
  3. 34. Asa Yeamans was born on 11 Oct 1772; died in Oct 1841; was buried in Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA.

    Notes:

    1 – Esther, Horace, Elias & Erastus

    Asa Yeamans, his wife Jerusha Wightman, his father-in-law Benjamin Wightman and other relatives came to Matagorda, Texas on January 27, 1829 on the sailing ship “Little Zoe.” All of his sons served in the Texas Revolution in 1836. Three of his sons, were members of Fannin’s force which battled the Mexican Army and were captured at Coleto Creek, near Goliad, Texas. Erastus and Elias both died in the following Massacre by the Mexican Army at Goliad on Palm Sunday 1836. The other son, Daniel, managed to escape and lived to tell the story of the Massacre but lost his mind from the horrors seen there. (See “Joseph Yeamans, Sr., Family” by Phyllis Yeamans Culver, page 573, “Historic Matagorda County, Volume II.”)

    his wife, Jerusha Wightman Yeamans, and their children arrived in Matagorda. They were one of the families listed as passengers aboard the Little Zoe. These families were members of Elias R. Wightman’s colony. Elias R. Wightman had been granted land by Stephen F. Austin to build a town at the mouth of the Colorado River. Also with them on this adventure were Benjamin and Esther Wightman, parents of Jerusha Wightman Yeamans and El ELIAS R . Wightman. Asa ‘s parents. Daniel and Esther Sterling Yeamans remained in New York. Caleb S. Yeamans, Asa’s son by a first marriage, also remained there. Asa and Jerusha’s children were: Elias, Erastus, Daniel, Horace, .Joseph, and Esther. The sons all served in the Texas Revolution. Elias, Erastus, and Daniel were at the Battle of Goliad, and Elias and Erastus were killed at that battle, and their names are listed on the monument there. Daniel survived, but lost his mind from the horrors seen there. Horace and Joseph served at the Battle of Velasco. Horace married EIiza Baxter in 1844, and settled in the Tres Palacios area. Esther married William Baxter, Sr., and lived in Matagorda. Joseph Yeamans, Sr., married Margaret Schmidt of Oldenberg, Germany, in 1833. As a soldier, Joseph served at the Battle of Velasco in Captain Thomas Stewart’s Company, which was organized at Matagorda, Texas, in February, 1836. Along with his uncle Elias Wightman and five other men, they helped hold the port open at the Fort of Velasco while the Battle of San Jacinto was raging. Joseph served as a member of the original list of jurors drawn for the April term for I837 at the District Court He was also the first County Surveyor of Matagorda County under the Republic of Texas. Joseph, Sr., and Margaret had thirteen children? Benjamin; Erastus; Emily, who married H.P. Gove; Esther, who married Abner Reeves; Joseph, Jr.; Phillip, Sr.; Elias; John; Mary, who died at age twelve in the yellow fever epidemic: Caroline, who married .Jimmy Williams; Asa “Acey’”; Horace: and Floyd. Joseph, Sr., died on February 19, 1895. and Margaret died on June 10, 1897. They were buried in the Matagorda Cemetery.

    Asa married Jerusha Wightman. Jerusha (daughter of Benjamin Wightman and Esther Randall) was born in 1776; died on 26 Nov 1844; was buried in Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  4. 35. Jerusha Wightman was born in 1776 (daughter of Benjamin Wightman and Esther Randall); died on 26 Nov 1844; was buried in Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA.

    Children:

    1. Joseph Yeamans was born on Yes, date unknown.
    2. Erastus Yeamans was born on Yes, date unknown.
    3. Elias Yeamans was born on Yes, date unknown.
    4. Daniel Yeamans was born on Yes, date unknown.
    5. Caleb Yeamans was born on Yes, date unknown.
    6. Horace Yeamans was born on Yes, date unknown.
    7. Mary Yeamans was born on Yes, date unknown.
    8. 17. Esther Weightman Yeamans was born on 23 Jun 1813 in New York, USA; died on 7 Dec 1901 in Bay City, Matagorda County, Texas, USA; was buried in Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA.
  5. 38. Johan Conrad was born in Germany; and died.

    Notes:

    Johan Conrad and Elizabeth Franz,  arrived in Galveston from Nassau, Germany via the ship Deluis in 1845. They lived in the German settlement on the Matagorda Peninsula.

    Johan married Elizabeth Franz. Elizabeth was born in Germany; and died. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  6. 39. Elizabeth Franz was born in Germany; and died.

    Notes:

    Johan Conrad and Elizabeth Franz, arrived in Galveston from Nassau, Germany via the ship Deluis in 1845. They lived in the German settlement on the Matagorda Peninsula.

    Children:

    1. 19. Anna Katrina Elizabeth “Catherine” Franz was born in 1828; died in 1914.
  7. 50. John Randall Sanders and died.

    John married Pheobe Eaton. Pheobe (daughter of Surry Eaton and Susannah Buffington) was born on 30 Jan 1809 in South Carolina, USA; died on 25 Dec 1885 in Jacksboro, Jack County, Texas, USA; was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Jacksboro, Jack County, Texas, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  8. 51. Pheobe Eaton was born on 30 Jan 1809 in South Carolina, USA (daughter of Surry Eaton and Susannah Buffington); died on 25 Dec 1885 in Jacksboro, Jack County, Texas, USA; was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Jacksboro, Jack County, Texas, USA.

    Notes:

    wife of John Randall “Rufus” Sanders

    J.R. Sanders and his family were among the earliest settlers of Jack County. In 1826, John Radall Sanders married Phoebe Eaton. After living in Tennessee and Arkansas, they came to texas in 1847 settling in Navarro County until 1855, when they moved to northwest Texas. The area they located in 1856 would become Jack County.

    Children born to this marriage were:

    Elijah, 1827-1918
    Jonathan, 1831-1915
    Benjamin F., 1832-1896
    William, 1833-1862, killed in Civil War
    Charity E., 1841-1927
    Phillip, 1843-1920
    Catherine, 1845-1910
    Richard

    There were three more children, but their names are unknown.

    It is not known when Mr. Sanders died. Phoebe is buried on the lot with her daughter, Catherine Hensley and her family.

    The Cattle Industry of Texas and Adjacent Territory
    Family Bible of Charity E. Sanders Wolffarth
    Jack County Marriage Records
    1860 Jack County Census
    Paddock’s History of North and West Texas
    Dorman Holub

    Family links:
    Parents:
    Surry Eaton (1790 – 1855)
    Susannah Buffington Beck Eaton (1782 – 1860)

    Children:
    Elijah Sanders (1825 – 1908)*
    Jonathan Sanders (1831 – 1915)*
    Benjamin Franklin Sanders (1832 – 1896)*
    Charity Elizabeth Sanders Wolffarth (1838 – 1927)*
    Katherine Sanders Hensley (1844 – 1910)*

    Siblings:
    Catherine Eaton Sanders (1803 – 1860)*
    Pheobe Eaton Sanders (1809 – 1885)
    Mary Beck Kesterson (1820 – 1872)**
    Sina Eaton Duncan (1825 – 1879)*

    Children:

    1. 25. Charity Elizabeth Sanders was born on 25 Dec 1838 in Arkansas, USA; died on 19 Dec 1927 in Jacksboro, Jack County, Texas, USA; was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Jacksboro, Jack County, Texas, USA.
  9. 52. William Jones Winn was born on 26 Jun 1801 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, USA (son of Mourning Wynne and Sarah Nancy Jones); died on 13 Aug 1865 in Tipton County, Tennessee, USA.

    William married Tabitha A. Wilkes on 2 Aug 1827 in Sumner County, Tennessee, USA. Tabitha was born on 5 Jun 1810 in Lunenburg County, Virginia, USA; died on 5 Oct 1850 in Robertson County, Tennessee, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  10. 53. Tabitha A. Wilkes was born on 5 Jun 1810 in Lunenburg County, Virginia, USA; died on 5 Oct 1850 in Robertson County, Tennessee, USA.

    Children:

    1. 26. Marcus L Winn was born in Oct 1847 in Tennessee, USA; died on Yes, date unknown.

Generation: 7

  1. 64. Robert Baxter was born on Yes, date unknown; and died.

    Robert married Elizabeth Bramwell. Elizabeth was born on Yes, date unknown; and died. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 65. Elizabeth Bramwell was born on Yes, date unknown; and died.

    Children:

    1. 32. William Baxter was born on 13 Jan 1782 in England; died in England.
  3. 70. Benjamin Wightman was born on 31 Aug 1755 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, USA (son of Abraham Wightman and Susannah Stark); died on 1 Aug 1830; was buried in Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA.

    Notes:

    Benjamin was the fourth generation of the Wightman family in America. The Wightmans emigrated from Montville, Conn. to Herkimer Co. N.Y. where the settlement became known as Whitmantown. Benjamin was a Baptist Minister, and both he and his wife were lineally descended from colonial clergymen; among these were Valentine Wightmen, Obidiah Holmes and Roger Williams, first governer of Rhode Island. Benjamin served in Col. Willet’s Tryon County Rangers of N. Y. during the American Revolu-

    an buried in Matagorda Co. (From: Historic Matagorda Co., Volume 1, p.100)

    Benjamin married Esther Randall. Esther was born on 4 Dec 1758 in Colchester, New London County, Connecticut, USA; died on 20 Jun 1829; was buried in Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  4. 71. Esther Randall was born on 4 Dec 1758 in Colchester, New London County, Connecticut, USA; died on 20 Jun 1829; was buried in Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA.

    Children:

    1. 35. Jerusha Wightman was born in 1776; died on 26 Nov 1844; was buried in Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA.
  5. 102. Surry Eaton was born in 1790 in South Carolina, USA; died in 1855 in Flint, Delaware County, Oklahoma, USA; was buried in Joseph Beck Family Cemetery, Flint, Delaware County, Oklahoma, USA.

    Surry married Susannah Buffington. Susannah (daughter of Ezekiel Buffington and Mary Emory) was born in 1782 in Georgia, USA; died in 1860 in Flint, Delaware County, Oklahoma, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  6. 103. Susannah Buffington was born in 1782 in Georgia, USA (daughter of Ezekiel Buffington and Mary Emory); died in 1860 in Flint, Delaware County, Oklahoma, USA.

    Notes:

    Born some place in Georgia. She first married Jeffrey Beck III. They had seven children. He died in 1822 and she then married Surry Eaton and they had five children. He was wealthy and had slaves. They lost their land to the goverment and had to leave about 1838. They moved to what is now Deleware Co., OK then it was called the Goingsnake District. She is on the Drennen roll of 1851 with her Eaton Children. She is probably buried in the Beck Hildebrand Mill cemetery with her second husband in an unmarked grave. The mill belonged to her son-in-law Stephen Hildebrand who had married Mary “Polly” Beck about 1850 the daughter of Her first husband. Her father is Ezekiel Buffington and her mother was Mary Emory. I belong to the Western Cherokee Nation on this line and the Nancy Ward line. I have her connected to the correct father.

    Children:

    1. 51. Pheobe Eaton was born on 30 Jan 1809 in South Carolina, USA; died on 25 Dec 1885 in Jacksboro, Jack County, Texas, USA; was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Jacksboro, Jack County, Texas, USA.
  7. 104. Mourning Wynne was born on 7 May 1767 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, USA (son of John Wynne and Ann Stone); died on 27 Feb 1816 in Sumner County, Tennessee, USA.

    Mourning married Sarah Nancy Jones on 10 Jan 1786 in Lunenburg County, Virginia, USA. Sarah was born on 21 Jan 1767 in Lunenburg County, Virginia, USA; died on 6 Dec 1805 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  8. 105. Sarah Nancy Jones was born on 21 Jan 1767 in Lunenburg County, Virginia, USA; died on 6 Dec 1805 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, USA.

    Children:

    1. 52. William Jones Winn was born on 26 Jun 1801 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, USA; died on 13 Aug 1865 in Tipton County, Tennessee, USA.

Generation: 8

  1. 140. Abraham Wightman was born on 15 May 1711 in Groton, New London County, Connecticut, USA (son of Rev. Valentine Wightman and Susannah Holmes); died on 3 Feb 1800 in Bozrah, New London County, Connecticut, USA.

    Notes:

    “Abraham, no doubt, grew up working on his father’s farm lands. Abraham’s father, Rev. Valentine, the successful Groton Baptist preacher, purchased a large tract of land in what was then Norwich from John Stark (Abraham’s eventual father-in-law) on July 2, 1722. In his will, he bequeathed this land to his sons Abraham and Daniel. Abraham received this land on November 6, 1744, and probably began farming it soon afterward. Prior to that time, he was farming land he purchased from his brother Daniel, presumably also in Norwich. In 1786, the southwestern portion of Norwich, which included the Wightman property, was incorporated into the new community of Bozrah, CT.”

    Abraham married Susannah Stark. Susannah (daughter of John Stark and Martha Walworth) and died. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 141. Susannah Stark (daughter of John Stark and Martha Walworth); and died.

    Notes:

    daughter of John Stark (b 1694 CT) who married Martha Walworth Nov 10, 1715; Susannah Stark may have been born in nearby Norwich, rather than Groton. Her birth year is also a point of some debate, with some sources claiming a birth year of ca. 1709. However, this same source also places her death date as “after 1761” and according to Mary Ross Whitman’s research, Susannah was still living at the time of her husband’s death

    Children:

    1. 70. Benjamin Wightman was born on 31 Aug 1755 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, USA; died on 1 Aug 1830; was buried in Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda, Matagorda County, Texas, USA.
  3. 206. Ezekiel Buffington was born in 1740 in Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA; died in 1818 in Hall County, Georgia, USA.

    Ezekiel married Mary Emory. Mary (daughter of William Emory and Mary Grant) was born in 1746; died in 1800. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  4. 207. Mary Emory was born in 1746 (daughter of William Emory and Mary Grant); died in 1800.

    Children:

    1. 103. Susannah Buffington was born in 1782 in Georgia, USA; died in 1860 in Flint, Delaware County, Oklahoma, USA.
  5. 208. John Wynne was born in 1718 in Virginia, USA (son of William Winn); died on 17 Aug 1793 in Lunenburg County, Virginia, USA.

    John married Ann Stone in 1746 in Lunenburg County, Virginia, USA. Ann (daughter of John Stone and Elizabeth Robinson) was born in 1728 in Lunenburg County, Virginia, USA; died on 12 Sep 1805 in Lunenburg County, Virginia, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  6. 209. Ann Stone was born in 1728 in Lunenburg County, Virginia, USA (daughter of John Stone and Elizabeth Robinson); died on 12 Sep 1805 in Lunenburg County, Virginia, USA.

    Children:

    1. 104. Mourning Wynne was born on 7 May 1767 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, USA; died on 27 Feb 1816 in Sumner County, Tennessee, USA.

Generation: 9

  1. 280. Rev. Valentine Wightman was born on 16 Apr 1681 in Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island, USA (son of George Wightman and Elizabeth Updyke); died on 7 Jun 1747 in Groton, New London County, Connecticut, USA.

    Notes:

     

    elvetica, Arial, sans-serif;” border=”0″ cellspacing=”0″ cellpadding=”0″>der: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12px; vertical-align: top;” valign=”top” width=”701″>umn” style=”border: 0px; margin: 2px 0px 0px; padding: 0px;”> 0px; margin: 18px 0px 14px; padding: 0px; width: 336px;”>yle: dashed; border-left-style: initial; border-top-color: initial; border-right-color: initial; border-bottom-color: #ccd5db; border-left-color: initial; border-image: initial; margin: 0px 0px 10px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; line-height: 18px;”>In 1705, a group of 12 religious dissenters (six men and six women) in Groton, Connecticut called Valentine to serve as their pastor. I am not certain why they chose Valentine. Clearly, Valentine was an intelligent, educated, passionate, and outspoken young man, but he was still only 23 when they called him. One possibility is that it was Susannah’s father, Baptist clergyman Rev. John Holmes, who planted the seed during a brief sojourn in Groton at the close of the 17th century. The Baptist faithful in Groton might have inquired of Rev. Holmes about a potential pastor, and he might have suggested his young son-in-law. Valentine did minister to the Groton congregation, albeit from a distance for a while, and in so doing became the first Baptist preacher in Connecticut colony– essentially the founder of Connecticut’s Baptist tradition.ntine was a vigorous preacher, who presented religious conviction in plain and logical language. Nonetheless, he was often described as warm, serene and possessed of a mild disposition. He became highly sought after, traveling often to preach in other places. As early as 1710, Valentine had spear-headed a union of Connecticut and nascent New York Baptist Churches. In 1712, he preached at the New York City home of Nicholas Eyres and two years later performed twelve baptisms there during the night in order to avoid an angry mob that had been harassing the early Baptist congregation. In 1724, he and his brother Daniel ordained and installed Rev. Eyres as the first pastor of the first Baptist Church in New York City. Over the years, Valentine would participate in forming new Baptist churches throughout Connecticut and New York colonies. In 1725, Valentine published his “Letter on Singing Psalms,” which was among the first published pamphlets in the New England colonies. Thus Valentine is listed among notable American writers in Allibone’s Critical Dictionary of English Literature of 1858. Apparently, the pamphlet was not a popular success in its time– singing was not a common part of worship, and the faithful seemed confused as to what to sing and how. However, in a very few years, Valentine’s pamphlet on singing and worship participation would prove to be anticipatory of a major American religious movement…”der: 0px; margin: 18px 0px 14px; padding: 0px; width: 336px;”>al; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: initial; border-top-color: initial; border-right-color: initial; border-bottom-color: #ccd5db; border-left-color: initial; border-image: initial; margin: 0px 0px 8px; padding: 0px 0px 3px; font-size: 15px;”> iv id=”biography” class=”InfoSection” style=”border: 0px; margin: 18px 0px 14px; padding: 0px;”>initial; border-right-style: initial; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: initial; border-top-color: initial; border-right-color: initial; border-bottom-color: #ccd5db; border-left-color: initial; border-image: initial; margin: 0px 0px 8px; padding: 0px 0px 3px; font-size: 15px;”>Biography8px;”>style=”border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;”> argin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: medium; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’;”>Valentine Wightman; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;”> g: 0px; font-size: medium; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’;”>Rev. Valentine Wightman was born April 16, 1681 in Quidnessett, Washington Co., RI colony1, and died June 7, 1747 in Groton, New London Co., CT colony1. He was the son of George Wightman and Elizabeth Updike. He married (1) Susannah Holmes February 10, 1702/03 in N. Kingstown, Washington Co., RI1, daughter of Rev. John Holmes and Mary Sayles. She was born ca. 1682 in Newport, RI colony2, and died ca. 1727 in Groton, New London Co., CT colony2. He married (2) Joanna Avery (?) ca. 1728 in Groton, CT, possibly the daughter of Edward Avery and Joanna Rose. She was born November 21, 17003, and died Aft. 1754.px;”> der: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: medium; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’;”> r: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;”> padding: 0px; font-size: medium; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’;”>Valentine was born either at Wickford, or more likely, at Quidnessett in North Kingstown Township, Rhode Island colony, the youngest son of immigrant George Wightman, who was nearly 50 at the time of Valentine’s birth. Valentine appears to have inherited some of his great-grandfather Edward’s passion for vigorous religious debate and political involvement. When he was only about 18, Valentine was involved in a political riot in North Kingstown in which he and several other young men had “rescued” a prisoner being held by the Deputy Sheriff. He was arraigned in court in North Kingstown on April 22, 1700, along with his brother John and another ancestor of George Ransom Wightman, Zorobabel Wescott. The men were fined, but the execution of their sentence was suspended by the Assembly for reasons unclear.ding: 0px;”>  medium;”> By 1702, Valentine was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church of Kingstown, and clearly passionately devout.x; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;”> ng: 0px; font-size: medium; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’;”>He also appears to have received some substantial education during his youth, something very rare in this time. He is believed to have studied at the Kingstown school of a scholar named Edward Whaley, who operated under the pseudonym Theophilus Whale.yle=”border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;”> gin: 0px; padding: 0px;”> adding: 0px;”> “>In early 1703, 21 year-old Valentine married Susannah Holmes of Newport, the granddaughter of Rhode Island’s famous Baptist clergyman Rev. Obadiah Holmes and the great-granddaughter of Providence founder Roger Williams. The marriage took place near the Wightman home on the western shore of the Narragansett Bay.0cm 0pt; padding: 0px;”> tyle=”border: 0px; margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; padding: 0px;”>In the meantime, the Baptists had begun to make inroads in Connecticut. In 1674, John Rogers, an influential citizen of New London, CT, converted to Sabbatarian Baptist. These individuals (like Dr. John Clarke and Rev. Obadiah Holmes) believed that the Sabbath rightly fell on Saturday, rather than Sunday. While this is a perfectly understandable tradition by today’s standard, in 17th century Puritan New England, it put Rogers and his followers in direct conflict with the established Puritan Congregationalists and the law, which stated that all must worship on Sunday.yle=”border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;”> cm 0pt; padding: 0px;”>In 1705, a group of 12 religious dissenters (six men and six women) in Groton, Connecticut called Valentine to serve as their pastor. I am not certain why they chose Valentine. Clearly, Valentine was an intelligent, educated, passionate, and outspoken young man, but he was still only 23 when they called him. One possibility is that it was Susannah’s father, Baptist clergyman Rev. John Holmes, who planted the seed during a brief sojourn in Groton at the close of the 17th century. The Baptist faithful in Groton might have inquired of Rev. Holmes about a potential pastor, and he might have suggested his young son-in-law.ding: 0px;”> : 0px; margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; padding: 0px;”>Valentine did minister to the Groton congregation, albeit from a distance for a while, and in so doing became the first Baptist preacher in Connecticut colony– essentially the founder of Connecticut’s Baptist tradition. On September 6, 1707, Valentine arrived in Groton for good, accompanied by Susannah and young Daniel and Mary, their first two children. He was deeded 20 acres and a house by William Stark (the granduncle of Valentine’s daughter-in-law Susannah (Stark) Wightman). Valentine would farm this land throughout his life, in addition to his duties as pastor, and reportedly never demanded a salary for his preaching (this was not unusual at the time). Valentine’s home and farm were located five miles north of the present borough of Groton, near what is now Watrous Ave. and Route 184. The old Wightman parsonage was still standing in 1916, and was believed to be the oldest Baptist parsonage in the country at that time. According to F. M. Caulkins, Valentine was properly ordained in 1710, although I do not know who performed the ordination.p; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: medium; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’;”> argin: 0px; padding: 0px;”> 0px; font-size: medium; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’;”>The First Baptist Church of Groton was not built until 1715 (or 1718 according to some sources). Before that time, Valentine’s congregation met at private homes, often the Wightman or Stark homes. The actual church was located on Stark’s Hill, about a half mile from the Wightman home. The hill would later be called Wightman Hill, in honor of the long tradition of Wightman stewardship of the church. Rev. Daniel Fisk held the pulpit for seven years from 1747 to 1754 after Valentine’s death, but Valentine’s son Timothy became the church’s third minister, and his grandson, John Gano Wightman, became the church’s fourth minister. Thus a Wightman served as minister of this church, nearly continuously for over 125 years. Another Wightman descendant ministered to the congregation during the mid-19th century. A new church was built in 1790, long after Valentine’s death, but it was abandoned in 1844 when the congregation relocated to Mystic. The church structure itself was demolished shortly after 1857.nbsp;px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: medium; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’;”> ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;”> g: 0px; font-size: medium; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’;”>Valentine’s ministry in Groton was much more difficult than his brother Daniel’s in Newport. Eastern Connecticut was relatively undeveloped at this time; most of the land was still heavily forested and inhabited by the remnants of the Narragansett and Pequot tribes. Much more problematic, was the lack of Rhode Island’s tradition of religious freedom. In the early 18th century, the Puritan order was still the rule of law in Connecticut. The original Groton congregation petitioned the General Court of the colony to allow them to assemble in peace, but their petition was simply ignored. Remarkably, for the time, the six women actually signed the petition. The church and Valentine received considerable harassment from Connecticut authorities. Valentine was ordered to appear in court to answer various charges in 1707 and 1708. Valentine and Susannah were warned by the New London magistrate to leave the colony in October, November, and December of 1707. Rev. Wightman refused to comply, and may not have even appeared in court. He was fined 20 shillings, but refused to pay. The issue was temporarily resolved when William Stark agreed to post a bond of 200 pounds, a very large sum, such that Valentine would “not be a burden” to the town of Groton. In 1708, the colony of Connecticut passed a religious toleration law, but Wightman and the Baptist church of Groton continued to endure legal harassment until 1709, when the issue finally died down. In addition, it is believed the Congregational ministers of Groton’s two established churches, Rev. Ephraim Woodbridge and Rev. John Owen, were on good terms with Valentine, and provided at least tacit acceptance of the growing Baptist congregation. Rev. Owen, in particular, was an active supporter and interceded on behalf of the Baptist Church; he was officially censured for his action.”border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;”>  0px; padding: 0px; font-size: medium;”> Valentine was a vigorous preacher, who presented religious conviction in plain and logical language. Nonetheless, he was often described as warm, serene and possessed of a mild disposition. He became highly sought after, traveling often to preach in other places. As early as 1710, Valentine had spear-headed a union of Connecticut and nascent New York Baptist Churches. In 1712, he preached at the New York City home of Nicholas Eyres and two years later performed twelve baptisms there during the night in order to avoid an angry mob that had been harassing the early Baptist congregation. In 1724, he and his brother Daniel ordained and installed Rev. Eyres as the first pastor of the first Baptist Church in New York City. Over the years, Valentine would participate in forming new Baptist churches throughout Connecticut and New York colonies. In 1725, Valentine published his “Letter on Singing Psalms,” which was among the first published pamphlets in the New England colonies. Thus Valentine is listed among notable American writers in Allibone’s Critical Dictionary of English Literature of 1858. Apparently, the pamphlet was not a popular success in its time– singing was not a common part of worship, and the faithful seemed confused as to what to sing and how. However, in a very few years, Valentine’s pamphlet on singing and worship participation would prove to be anticipatory of a major American religious movement, discussed below. In 1727, Valentine participated in a famous debate in Lyme, CT, probably at the home of Nehemiah Smith, with the prominent Congregational Puritan minister Rev. John Bulkley of Colchester, CT. A transcript or account of that debate was published, but I have not seen it. Valentine would have probably argued for a more participatory style of worship, while Bulkley would have spoken in favor of the wisdom of the “standing order.” In a sense, this debate would foreshadow the great conflict between the traditional churches of New England and the upstart evangelical tradition that would explode in the American colonies over the next two decades. Wightman and Bulkley maintained a vigorous debate in writing over the next few years.x;”>Although Valentine’s passions were clearly theology, and in particular, the growth of the Baptist church, he was also a hard-working farmer (like most clergy of that time). He bought and sold land, just like most colonists of the early 18th century. He owned land in Westerly, RI, just across the Pawcatuck River and a mere 10 miles from Groton. On August 31, 1726, Valentine sold his 250 acre Westerly parcel to John Willcox, a carpenter. He also purchased land in nearby Norwich, CT, which eventually was passed on to his sons.rgin: 0px; padding: 0px;”> px;”> r: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: medium; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’;”>Sometime around 1727, Valentine’s wife Susannah died, leaving him with young children (John, the youngest, was no more than one year old). In fact, it is certainly possible that Susannah died while giving birth to their eleventh child. As was often the case in that time, Valentine quickly remarried, in 1728, to a 27 year-old woman named Joanna (probably Avery). Little is known about Joanna, other than that she was almost 20 years younger than Valentine and was probably widowed herself. Joanna may have brought a young daughter from her previous marriage into the Wightman household. Valentine and Joanna had one child together (Amey), and Joanna outlived him, probably by many years.yle=”border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;”>  0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;”> ing: 0px;”>The 1730’s and 1740’s saw the first wave of American evangelism take form in what is now referred to as the “Great Awakening”. The movement, which foreshadowed the “revival” camp meetings that became popular in the early 19th century, was primarily a frontier phenomenon. Outside of the established churches, traveling evangelists would move into poor, undeveloped rural communities and preach the good word. It marked a significant break from the staid and established Anglican and Puritan traditions, in particular. The worship was more joyful than damning, and involved significant elation, singing, and congregational participation. Unlike the “fundamentalism” of the 20th century, however, this movement was progressive; it looked forward rather than backward, and fostered development rather than resisted it. The Great Awakening preachers brought books and schools to communities that had none. The effect was the ultimate creation of a distinctively American protestant religion, a common sense of unity among Americans, and a moral motivation for social activism that helped fuel the Revolution to come. The principle spokesmen for the Great Awakening were English evangelist George Whitefield and American Jonathan Edwards, whose sermons and tours of 1740-1741 marked a significant peak in Awakening religious change. Their most visible opposition came from Boston Congregationalist minister Charles Chauncy, who published rebuttals that accused the evangelists of emotionalism and irrationality.ng: 0px;”> edium;”> It is interesting to speculate on the views of the aging Valentine Wightman to the huge changes sweeping American religion in the years prior to his death. Valentine was clearly committed to an established denomination, and most of his efforts were focused on expanding the Baptist community to larger established communities, which was contrary to the evangelical thrust. However, what we know of his views on singing, for example, suggests he might have been open to some of the evangelists’ ideas. Indeed, the more participatory Baptist churches fared very well during the years leading up to the American Revolution, gaining the most members among traditional denominations. On the other hand, Valentine’s schooling, and serene, intense disposition would not seem to jive as well with the emerging evangelism.;”>Valentine was buried on the land of the original church, which became the Wightman Burying Grounds on Cold Spring Rd. in Groton. This old cemetery is still maintained to this day. The First Baptist Church moved to Old Mystic in 1843, and to a third site (on Shewville Rd. in Old Mystic) in 1968.>in: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: medium; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’;”> : 0px; padding: 0px;”> font-size: medium; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’;”>Susannah Holmes grew up in Newport, a preacher’s daughter. Given this prominent and important position, Susannah probably enjoyed a relatively comfortable (although certainly not wealthy) childhood. As the daughter of John Holmes, the minister of the First Baptist Church of Newport, it is likely that she knew Rev. Daniel Wightman, Valentine’s brother, who would become the co-pastor of the Second Baptist Church of Newport from 1704 until 1750. Daniel arrived in Newport when Susannah was around 12 or 13. Presumably, this is how Susannah became acquainted with the Wightman family, and the route by which she met Valentine, who lived on the other side of Narragansett Bay.bsp;order: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;”>  margin: 0px; padding: 0px;”> ; padding: 0px;”>The Holmes lineage produced Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States. Susannah’s first cousin was Sarah Bowne, the great-grandmother of Abraham Lincoln, Sr., who was, in turn, the grandfather of the famous US President. Susannah was also the lynchpin of the Wightman family’s connection to the famous Rhode Island historical figures, Roger Williams and Obadiah Holmes, thus all Wightmans who are descended from Susannah claim Williams and Holmes as ancestors.pan style=”border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;”> Susannah’s half-sister, Catherine married Rev. Daniel Wightman of Newport (Valentine’s brother) as her second husband (and his third wife), thus establishing yet another connection between the Holmes and Wightman families.;er: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: medium; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’;”>Little is known about Joanna, the second wife of Valentine, other than that she was almost 20 years younger than Valentine and was probably widowed herself. Valentine and Joanna had two more children, and she outlived him, probably by many years. Mary Ross Whitman seemed fairly confident that Joanna was Joanna (Avery) Stoddard, widow of Mark Stoddard, and daughter of Edward Avery and Joanna Rose. If true, then Joanna was both stepmother and mother-in-law to Rev. Timothy Wightman, who eventually married Joanna’s daughter from her first marriage, Mary Stoddard. That would mean that Joanna brought Mary to the Wightman household when she was about 3 years old and Timothy was about 9 years old. Thus Timothy and Mary would have literally grown up together under one roof and eventually married their step-sibling as adults– a little creepy, but nothing genetically wrong with it.=”border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;”> x; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;”> It should be noted that “The Groton Avery Clan” presents some fairly strong evidence that Joanna Avery’s second husband was actually Joshua Allen. If this is the case, Valentine’s second wife may have been another Joanna of about the same age.;er: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: medium; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’;”>Children of Valentine Wightman and Susannah Holmes are:adding: 0px;”> “> le=”border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;”> 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;”>·       Daniel Wightman, born September 23, 1703 in Kingston, Washington Co., RI colony; died 1753 in Bozrah, New London Co., CT colony. He married Catherine Westcott November 11, 1725; born April 17, 1705 in Warwick, Kent Co., RI Colony; died January 30, 1753 in Bozrah, New London Co., CT colony.argin: 0px; padding: 0px;”> padding: 0px;”> yle=”border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;”>Abraham’s older brother, Daniel, had the farm adjoining Abraham’s– part of the Norwich property that was purchased by Rev. Valentine and then willed to his sons. After Daniel’s death, this portion of Norwich would be designated as the town of Bozrah. Daniel was clearly a successful and prominent citizen of Norwich. He bought several additional parcels of land in Norwich and nearby Glastonbury, held several local offices, and was elected to the Colonial Assembly three times. It is surprising, given his father’s vigorous advances for the Baptist church, that Daniel was a member of the “New Concord Society in Norwich”– a Congregational church.0px;”> Catherine Westcott’s lineage produced the Revolutionary War hero-turned-traitor General Benedict Arnold. Catherine’s great-aunt, Damaris Westcott, married Benedict Arnold, ancestor of the famous general of the same name.> =”border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: medium; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’;”>Catherine’s family was almost certainly acquainted with the Wightmans. However, her husband Daniel moved to Groton with his father Rev. Valentine in 1707. Catherine was just a toddler in Warwick and appears to have grown up there with her parents Zorobabel and Jane Westcott. As early settlers of Rhode Island and associated with the Arnolds, the Westcott family were probably Baptists, although I’ve not uncovered record of church membership. As such, Catherine and Daniel may have met through church activities, since the new Connecticut churches continued to maintain relationships with the churches in Rhode Island (although it appears that Daniel became a Congregationalist as an adult). In any case, at the appropriate age of twenty, she married Daniel, either at Warwick, Groton, or Norwich. They immediately settled on the land that Daniel was farming in southwestern Norwich, which would become Bozrah.ng: 0px;”> 0px; margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; padding: 0px;”>·       Mary Wightman, born December 18, 1704.er: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;”> gin: 0px; padding: 0px;”> “>·       Valentine Wightman, born October 26, 1706.”> e=”border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;”> 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;”>  0px; padding: 0px;”>·       Abraham Wightman, born May 15, 1711 in Groton, New London Co., CT colony1; died February 3, 1800 in Bozrah, New London Co., CT1. He married Susannah Stark April 19, 1737 in Lebanon, New London Co., CT; born ca. 1715 in Groton, New London Co., CT colony1; died 1813 in Colchester, New London Co., CT1.gin: 0px; padding: 0px;”> dding: 0px;”> e=”border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;”>·       Susannah Wightman, born November 24, 1712.px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;”>  0px; padding: 0px;”> g: 0px;”>·       Isaac Wightman, born August 12, 1715.dding: 0px;”> yle=”border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: medium; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’;”> e=”border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;”> n: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: medium; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’;”>·       Jacob Wightman, born July 1, 1717.0px; margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; padding: 0px;”> > nt-family: ‘Times New Roman’;”>·       Rev Timothy Wightman, born September 20, 1719. Rev. Timothy Wightman took over Rev. Valentine’s Baptist Church at Groton in 1765. Rev. Timothy would have been at Groton in 1781, when General Benedict Arnold led the British on a terrible raid of destruction. The church, several miles north of the town, was apparently not harmed. He MIGHT have fought in the Revolutionary War- an interesting, but not unprecedented role for a preacher. Moreover, Timothy was well into his 50’s by the time the war started, although this too would not necessarily argue against service. What is clear is that Rev. Timothy Wightman is listed as being buried at First Cemetery, Groton, CT, in a collection of the “Graves of Revolutionary Patriots”. At the very least, Timothy must have played an important leadership role during the conflict.

    Valentine married Susannah Holmes. Susannah was born in 1682 in Newport, Rhode Island, USA; died on 7 Apr 1726 in Groton, New London County, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 281. Susannah Holmes was born in 1682 in Newport, Rhode Island, USA; died on 7 Apr 1726 in Groton, New London County, Connecticut, USA.

    Children:

    1. 140. Abraham Wightman was born on 15 May 1711 in Groton, New London County, Connecticut, USA; died on 3 Feb 1800 in Bozrah, New London County, Connecticut, USA.
  3. 282. John Stark was born in 1694; and died.

    John married Martha Walworth. Martha and died. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  4. 283. Martha Walworth and died.

    Children:

    1. 141. Susannah Stark and died.
  5. 414. William Emory was born in 1726 in England (son of John Amory, Sr.); died in Jul 1770 in Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA.

    Notes:

    William Amory/Emory came from England with his father & step-mother. I believe his brothers John Jr & Robert were full brothers whereas his sibs Isaac & Sarah were 1/2 sibs.

    It’s reported that John Jr died in Georgia & William & Robert brought him home for burial. I believe they buried him before meeting Ludovic Grant & marrying his mixed blood Cherokee daughters.

    William married Mary Grant. Mary (daughter of Ludovic Grant and Eughioote Coody (Elizabeth) Corntassel) was born in 1729; died in 1766. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  6. 415. Mary Grant was born in 1729 (daughter of Ludovic Grant and Eughioote Coody (Elizabeth) Corntassel); died in 1766.

    Children:

    1. 207. Mary Emory was born in 1746; died in 1800.
  7. 416. William Winn was born on Yes, date unknown in Virginia, USA (son of Joshua Wynne); died in 1778.

    Children:

    1. William Wynne was born in 1712 in Virginia, USA; died in 1760 in Amelia County, Virginia, USA.
    2. Peter Wynne was born in 1714 in Charles City, Charles County, Virginia, USA; died in 1796 in Amelia County, Virginia, USA.
    3. 208. John Wynne was born in 1718 in Virginia, USA; died on 17 Aug 1793 in Lunenburg County, Virginia, USA.
  8. 418. John Stone was born in 1700 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, USA; died on 25 Feb 1782 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, USA.

    John married Elizabeth Robinson. Elizabeth (daughter of John Robinson and Frances Wade) was born on 3 Dec 1709 in Charles City, Charles County, Virginia, USA; died on 25 Feb 1782 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  9. 419. Elizabeth Robinson was born on 3 Dec 1709 in Charles City, Charles County, Virginia, USA (daughter of John Robinson and Frances Wade); died on 25 Feb 1782 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, USA.

    Children:

    1. 209. Ann Stone was born in 1728 in Lunenburg County, Virginia, USA; died on 12 Sep 1805 in Lunenburg County, Virginia, USA.

Generation: 10

  1. 560. George Wightman was born on 4 Nov 1632 (son of John Wightman and Ann Moreton); died in 1722.

    George married Elizabeth Updyke. Elizabeth was born in 1644; died in 1722. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 561. Elizabeth Updyke was born in 1644; died in 1722.

    Children:

    1. 280. Rev. Valentine Wightman was born on 16 Apr 1681 in Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island, USA; died on 7 Jun 1747 in Groton, New London County, Connecticut, USA.
  3. 828. John Amory, Sr. was born in England; died in Oct 1746.

    Notes:

    John Amory Sr came from England with his wife Sarah & some children. Some say John Jr, William & Robert belonged to another woman who died & was buried in England. Some say Isaac & Sarah belonged to Sarah therefore were half-sibs to John Jr, William & Robert.

    Some say there wasn’t many women in South Carolina in those days. So I’m not sure about John Jr but when William & Robert met Ludovic Grant they married his mixed blood Cherokee daughters

    Children:

    1. 414. William Emory was born in 1726 in England; died in Jul 1770 in Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA.
  4. 830. Ludovic Grant was born in 1688 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland; died in 1757 in Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA.

    Notes:

    was forced to come here. Once he got here he married a full blood Cherokee Indian & had at least 2 daughters before he died. He died and was buried somewhere around Charleston, South Carolina

    Ludovic married Eughioote Coody (Elizabeth) Corntassel. Eughioote was born in 1705 in Tennessee, USA; died in 1727 in Tennessee, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  5. 831. Eughioote Coody (Elizabeth) Corntassel was born in 1705 in Tennessee, USA; died in 1727 in Tennessee, USA.

    Notes:

    Elizabeth was full blooded Cherokee of the Long Hair Clan of the Cherokee Nation East

    Children:

    1. 415. Mary Grant was born in 1729; died in 1766.
  6. 832. Joshua Wynne was born on Yes, date unknown; died on Yes, date unknown.

    Children:

    1. 416. William Winn was born on Yes, date unknown in Virginia, USA; died in 1778.
  7. 838. John Robinson was born on 25 Aug 1685 in York County, Virginia, USA (son of Anthony Robinson and Mary Jane Starkey); died on 7 Apr 1737 in Egg Island, Virginia, USA.

    John married Frances Wade in 1706. Frances (daughter of Armiger Wade, Jr. and Elizabeth Plouvier) was born on 31 Mar 1691 in Charles City, Charles County, Virginia, USA; was christened on 31 Mar 1691; died on 13 Oct 1721 in York County, Virginia, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  8. 839. Frances Wade was born on 31 Mar 1691 in Charles City, Charles County, Virginia, USA; was christened on 31 Mar 1691 (daughter of Armiger Wade, Jr. and Elizabeth Plouvier); died on 13 Oct 1721 in York County, Virginia, USA.

    Children:

    1. Mary Robinson was born on 24 Oct 1707 in York County, Virginia, USA; died in 1747 in York County, Virginia, USA.
    2. 419. Elizabeth Robinson was born on 3 Dec 1709 in Charles City, Charles County, Virginia, USA; died on 25 Feb 1782 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, USA.
    3. Anthony Robinson was born on 9 Sep 1711 in York County, Virginia, USA; died on 7 Apr 1737 in York County, Virginia, USA; was buried on 6 May 1737.
    4. John Robinson was born on 4 Sep 1714 in York County, Virginia, USA; died on 5 Jun 1738 in York County, Virginia, USA.
    5. Martha Robinson was born on 12 Oct 1717 in York County, Virginia, USA; died in 1787 in Lunenburg County, Virginia, USA.
    6. Starkey Robinson was born on 10 Apr 1720 in York County, Virginia, USA; died on 4 Jun 1720 in York County, Virginia, USA.
    7. Starkey Robinson was born on 14 Feb 1724 in York County, Virginia, USA; died on Yes, date unknown.

Generation: 11

  1. 1120. John Wightman was born on 7 Jan 1599 in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, West Midlands, England (son of Edward Wightman and Frances Darbye); died in 1669 in Warwick, Rhode Island, USA.

    Notes:

    Immigrated with 4 of 5 sons to Newport, RI 1654. Son Valentine settled

    preter for Richard Smith. Son, Daniel2nd Baptist Church, Newport.

    John married Ann Moreton. Ann was born in 1600; died in 1632. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 1121. Ann Moreton was born in 1600; died in 1632.

    Children:

    1. 560. George Wightman was born on 4 Nov 1632; died in 1722.
  3. 1676. Anthony Robinson was born on 1 May 1662 in Charles City, Charles County, Virginia, USA (son of John Robinson, II); died on 25 Jan 1727 in Charles City, Charles County, Virginia, USA.

    Anthony married Mary Jane Starkey in 1684 in Charles City, Charles County, Virginia, USA. Mary (daughter of Peter Starkey and Bridget Christmas) was born on 14 Oct 1668 in Charles City, Charles County, Virginia, USA; died on 31 Jan 1698 in Charles City, Charles County, Virginia, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  4. 1677. Mary Jane Starkey was born on 14 Oct 1668 in Charles City, Charles County, Virginia, USA (daughter of Peter Starkey and Bridget Christmas); died on 31 Jan 1698 in Charles City, Charles County, Virginia, USA.

    Children:

    1. Mary Joyce Robinson was born on 1 Aug 1681 in New Kent County, Virginia, USA; died on 27 Oct 1729 in New Kent County, Virginia, USA.
    2. 838. John Robinson was born on 25 Aug 1685 in York County, Virginia, USA; died on 7 Apr 1737 in Egg Island, Virginia, USA.
    3. Elizabeth Robinson was born on 14 Dec 1687; died on 16 Sep 1712.
    4. Frances Robinson was born on 5 Jan 1689; died on 7 May 1718.
    5. Starkey Robinson was born on 10 Dec 1691 in York County, Virginia, USA; died on 30 Nov 1695 in York County, Virginia, USA.
    6. Mary Robinson was born on 14 May 1694; died on 5 Mar 1720.
    7. Sarah Robinson was born on 17 Aug 1696 in York County, Virginia, USA; died on 2 Sep 1696 in York County, Virginia, USA.
    8. Anthony Robinson was born on 23 Oct 1697; died on 17 Mar 1756.
  5. 1678. Armiger Wade, Jr. was born on 30 Jun 1642 in City of London, London, England (son of Armiger Wade and Dorothie Halsby); died on 12 Aug 1708 in Tinkershaws, York County, Virginia, USA.

    Armiger married Elizabeth Plouvier in 1667 in York County, Virginia, USA. Elizabeth (daughter of Peter Plouvier and Elizabeth) was born in 1646 in York County, Virginia, USA; died on 8 Oct 1671 in York County, Virginia, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  6. 1679. Elizabeth Plouvier was born in 1646 in York County, Virginia, USA (daughter of Peter Plouvier and Elizabeth); died on 8 Oct 1671 in York County, Virginia, USA.

    Children:

    1. 839. Frances Wade was born on 31 Mar 1691 in Charles City, Charles County, Virginia, USA; was christened on 31 Mar 1691; died on 13 Oct 1721 in York County, Virginia, USA.

Generation: 12

  1. 2240. Edward Wightman was born on 20 Dec 1566 in England (son of John Wightman and Ann Moreton); died on 11 Apr 1612 in England.

    Notes:

    Last Englishlman burned at the stake. He was burned for his religious beliefs.

    Edward married Frances Darbye. Frances was born in 1569; died in 1664. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 2241. Frances Darbye was born in 1569; died in 1664.

    Children:

    1. 1120. John Wightman was born on 7 Jan 1599 in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, West Midlands, England; died in 1669 in Warwick, Rhode Island, USA.
  3. 3352. John Robinson, II was born on 10 Jan 1615 in City of London, London, England (son of John Robinson, I and Ann Whitmore); died on Yes, date unknown in York County, Virginia, USA.

    Children:

    1. 1676. Anthony Robinson was born on 1 May 1662 in Charles City, Charles County, Virginia, USA; died on 25 Jan 1727 in Charles City, Charles County, Virginia, USA.
  4. 3354. Peter Starkey was born in 1604 in Moor, Hawarden, Flintshire, Wales; died on 7 Jan 1677 in Charles City, Charles County, Virginia, USA.

    Peter married Bridget Christmas. Bridget (daughter of Dictoris William Christmas and Isabella Elizabeth Goodman) was born in 1635 in Charles City, Charles County, Virginia, USA; died in Jun 1685 in Charles City, Charles County, Virginia, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  5. 3355. Bridget Christmas was born in 1635 in Charles City, Charles County, Virginia, USA (daughter of Dictoris William Christmas and Isabella Elizabeth Goodman); died in Jun 1685 in Charles City, Charles County, Virginia, USA.

    Children:

    1. Peter Starkey, Jr was born on 13 May 1662; died on 8 Dec 1702.
    2. 1677. Mary Jane Starkey was born on 14 Oct 1668 in Charles City, Charles County, Virginia, USA; died on 31 Jan 1698 in Charles City, Charles County, Virginia, USA.
  6. 3356. Armiger Wade was born in 1606 in Bellsize, Hampstead, Greater London, London, England (son of Sir William Gildea Wade and Ann Browne); died on 28 Jan 1676 in York County, Virginia, USA.

    Armiger married Dorothie Halsby. Dorothie (daughter of Duncomb Halsey and Ellin) was born on 30 Apr 1615 in City of London, London, England; died on 25 May 1667 in Charles City, Charles County, Virginia, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  7. 3357. Dorothie Halsby was born on 30 Apr 1615 in City of London, London, England (daughter of Duncomb Halsey and Ellin); died on 25 May 1667 in Charles City, Charles County, Virginia, USA.

    Other Events and Attributes:

    • Also Known As: Dorothy Jane Maulson
    Children:

    1. Mary Wade was born in 1632; died on 6 Dec 1675 in Charles City, Charles County, Virginia, USA.
    2. Susanna Wade was born on 20 Jun 1641 in City of London, London, England; died on Yes, date unknown.
    3. 1678. Armiger Wade, Jr. was born on 30 Jun 1642 in City of London, London, England; died on 12 Aug 1708 in Tinkershaws, York County, Virginia, USA.
    4. Dorothy Wade was born in May 1644 in York County, Virginia, USA; died on 21 May 1674 in York County, Virginia, USA.
  8. 3358. Peter Plouvier was born in 1615 in York County, Virginia, USA; died on 10 Jan 1677 in York County, Virginia, USA.

    Peter married Elizabeth. Elizabeth was born in 1635 in York County, Virginia, USA; died on Yes, date unknown. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  9. 3359. Elizabeth was born in 1635 in York County, Virginia, USA; died on Yes, date unknown.

    Children:

    1. 1679. Elizabeth Plouvier was born in 1646 in York County, Virginia, USA; died on 8 Oct 1671 in York County, Virginia, USA.
    2. Miss Plouvier was born in 1648 in York County, Virginia, USA; died in 1649 in York County, Virginia, USA.
    3. Mr Plouvier was born in 1648 in York County, Virginia, USA; died on Yes, date unknown.

Generation: 13

  1. 4480. John Wightman was born in 1530; died in 1622.

    John married Ann Moreton. Ann was born in 1535; died in 1630. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 4481. Ann Moreton was born in 1535; died in 1630.

    Children:

    1. 2240. Edward Wightman was born on 20 Dec 1566 in England; died on 11 Apr 1612 in England.
  3. 6704. John Robinson, I was born on Yes, date unknown in Yorkshire, Yorkshire and the Humber, England; died on Yes, date unknown.

    John married Ann Whitmore. Ann was born on Yes, date unknown in Sussex, Barnes County, England; died on Yes, date unknown in Yorkshire, Yorkshire and the Humber, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  4. 6705. Ann Whitmore was born on Yes, date unknown in Sussex, Barnes County, England; died on Yes, date unknown in Yorkshire, Yorkshire and the Humber, England.

    Children:

    1. 3352. John Robinson, II was born on 10 Jan 1615 in City of London, London, England; died on Yes, date unknown in York County, Virginia, USA.
  5. 6710. Dictoris William Christmas was born on 6 Dec 1580 in Prestwold, Leicestershire, East Midlands, England; died on 20 Dec 1654 in Charles City, Charles County, Virginia, USA.

    Dictoris married Isabella Elizabeth Goodman in 1606 in Prestwold, Leicestershire, East Midlands, England. Isabella (daughter of John Goodman and Katherine Jeffries) was born on 24 Jan 1585 in Prestwold, Leicestershire, East Midlands, England; died on Yes, date unknown in Virginia, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  6. 6711. Isabella Elizabeth Goodman was born on 24 Jan 1585 in Prestwold, Leicestershire, East Midlands, England (daughter of John Goodman and Katherine Jeffries); died on Yes, date unknown in Virginia, USA.

    Notes:

    There are a lot more children registered as their kids but alot of them are most likely duplicates, will need more research. Also 3 of the daughter showing same husband.

    Children:

    1. Robert Christmas was born in 1607 in Prestwold, Leicestershire, East Midlands, England; died on Yes, date unknown.
    2. Mary Elizabeth Christmas was born in 1608 in Prestwold, Leicestershire, East Midlands, England; died in 1655 in York County, Virginia, USA.
    3. Diana Christmas was born in 1609 in Prestwold, Leicestershire, East Midlands, England; died on Yes, date unknown.
    4. Rebecca Christmas was born in 1612 in Prestwold, Leicestershire, East Midlands, England; died on Yes, date unknown.
    5. Victoris Christmas was born in 1614 in Prestwold, Leicestershire, East Midlands, England; died on 20 Dec 1654 in York County, Virginia, USA.
    6. William Christmas was born in 1624 in Hanover County, Virginia, USA; died in Dec 1654 in York County, Virginia, USA.
    7. 3355. Bridget Christmas was born in 1635 in Charles City, Charles County, Virginia, USA; died in Jun 1685 in Charles City, Charles County, Virginia, USA.
  7. 6712. Sir William Gildea Wade was born on 29 Jul 1546 in Sowerby, Halifax, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and the Humber, England (son of Armagil Wade and Lady Alice Patten); died on 21 Oct 1623 in Battlesbridge, Essex, East of England, England.

    Other Events and Attributes:

    • Occupation: 1574; Clerk of the council, diplomatist, and lieutenant of the Tower

    William married Ann Browne Ann was born in 1580 in Manuden, Essex, East of England, England; died in 1640 in Manuden, Essex, East of England, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  8. 6713. Ann Browne was born in 1580 in Manuden, Essex, East of England, England; died in 1640 in Manuden, Essex, East of England, England.

    Children:

    1. 3356. Armiger Wade was born in 1606 in Bellsize, Hampstead, Greater London, London, England; died on 28 Jan 1676 in York County, Virginia, USA.
  9. 6714. Duncomb Halsey was born on 23 Jun 1590 in Great Gaddesden, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, East of England, England (son of Robert Halsey and Ellen Cooke); died in 1633 in England.

    Duncomb married Ellin. Ellin was born in 1591 in England; died on Yes, date unknown in England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  10. 6715. Ellin was born in 1591 in England; died on Yes, date unknown in England.

    Children:

    1. 3357. Dorothie Halsby was born on 30 Apr 1615 in City of London, London, England; died on 25 May 1667 in Charles City, Charles County, Virginia, USA.
    2. Mary Halsey was born in 1616 in St. Andrew, Undershaft, City of London, London, England; died on Yes, date unknown.
    3. John Halsey was born in 1618 in St. Andrew, Undershaft, City of London, London, England; died on Yes, date unknown.
    4. William Halsey was born in 1620 in St. Andrew, Undershaft, City of London, London, England; died on Yes, date unknown.
    5. Anne Halsey was born in 1623 in St. Andrew, Undershaft, City of London, London, England; died on Yes, date unknown.
    6. Elizabeth Halsey was born in 1624 in St. Andrew, Undershaft, City of London, London, England; was christened on 25 Jul 1624 in St. Andrew, Undershaft, City of London, London, England; died on 15 Jun 1626 in St. Andrew, Undershaft, City of London, London, England.
    7. Edward Halsey was born in 1626 in St. Andrew, Undershaft, City of London, London, England; died on Yes, date unknown.

Generation: 14

  1. 13422. John Goodman was born in 1546 in Chelmarsh, Shropshire, West Midlands, England (son of Thomas Goodman, I and Joan Alice Wilmot); died on 6 Sep 1611 in Chelmarsh, Shropshire, West Midlands, England.

    John married Katherine Jeffries on 9 Jun 1571 in Highley, Shropshire, West Midlands, England. Katherine (daughter of John Jeffries and Mary Hasselwood) was born in 1550 in Chelmarsh, Shropshire, West Midlands, England; died on 21 Jan 1590 in Chelmarsh, Shropshire, West Midlands, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 13423. Katherine Jeffries was born in 1550 in Chelmarsh, Shropshire, West Midlands, England (daughter of John Jeffries and Mary Hasselwood); died on 21 Jan 1590 in Chelmarsh, Shropshire, West Midlands, England.

    Children:

    1. Katherine Goodman was born on 26 Oct 1572 in Chelmarsh, Shropshire, West Midlands, England; died on Yes, date unknown.
    2. Agnes Goodman was born on 20 Jan 1575 in Chelmarsh, Shropshire, West Midlands, England; died on Yes, date unknown.
    3. Edward Goodman was born on 2 Jan 1577 in Chelmarsh, Shropshire, West Midlands, England; died on Yes, date unknown.
    4. Francis Goodman was born in 1579 in Chelmarsh, Shropshire, West Midlands, England; died on Yes, date unknown.
    5. Elizabeth Goodman was born on 7 Jun 1581 in Chelmarsh, Shropshire, West Midlands, England; died on Yes, date unknown.
    6. Judith Goodman was born on 16 Jun 1583 in South Hill, Bedfordshire, East of England, England; died on Yes, date unknown.
    7. Aulbosowe Goodman was born on 24 Jan 1584 in Chelmarsh, Shropshire, West Midlands, England; died on Yes, date unknown.
    8. 6711. Isabella Elizabeth Goodman was born on 24 Jan 1585 in Prestwold, Leicestershire, East Midlands, England; died on Yes, date unknown in Virginia, USA.
    9. William Goodman was born on 11 Sep 1586 in South Hill, Bedfordshire, East of England, England; died in 1670 in South Hill, Bedfordshire, East of England, England.
    10. Thomas Goodman was born on 13 Jul 1589 in South Hill, Bedfordshire, East of England, England; died on Yes, date unknown.
  3. 13424. Armagil Wade was born in 1514 in Kinsley, Yorkshire, Yorkshire and the Humber, England; died on 20 Jun 1568 in Hampstead, Greater London, London, England.

    Armagil married Lady Alice Patten. Alice (daughter of Richard Patten, II and Grace Baskerville) was born in 1515 in Edgware, Barnet, Greater London, London, England; died in 1568 in Belsize House, Hampstead, Greater London, London, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  4. 13425. Lady Alice Patten was born in 1515 in Edgware, Barnet, Greater London, London, England (daughter of Richard Patten, II and Grace Baskerville); died in 1568 in Belsize House, Hampstead, Greater London, London, England.

    Children:

    1. 6712. Sir William Gildea Wade was born on 29 Jul 1546 in Sowerby, Halifax, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and the Humber, England; died on 21 Oct 1623 in Battlesbridge, Essex, East of England, England.
    2. Thomas Wade, MP was born in 1547 in Yorkshire, Yorkshire and the Humber, England; died in Dec 1594 in Essex, East of England, England.
    3. Joyce Wade was born in 1549 in Hampstead, Greater London, London, England; died on Yes, date unknown.
    4. Ralph Wade was born in 1550 in Sowerby, Halifax, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and the Humber, England; died in May 1581 in Hedon, Yorkshire, Yorkshire and the Humber, England; was buried on 14 May 1581.
    5. Ann Wade was born in 1552 in Kinsley, Yorkshire, Yorkshire and the Humber, England; died on Yes, date unknown.
    6. Richard Wade was born in 1560 in Dewsbury, Yorkshire, Yorkshire and the Humber, England; died on Yes, date unknown.
  5. 13428. Robert Halsey was born on 1 Nov 1567 in Great Gaddesden, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, East of England, England; was christened on 15 Mar 1570 in Caddington, Bedfordshire, East of England, England; died on 12 Oct 1618 in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, East of England, England.

    Robert married Ellen Cooke. Ellen (daughter of John Alley Cooke and Isabelle Elizabeth Payse) was born in 1559 in Flamstead, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, East of England, England; died on 23 Sep 1620 in Hertfordshire, East of England, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  6. 13429. Ellen Cooke was born in 1559 in Flamstead, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, East of England, England (daughter of John Alley Cooke and Isabelle Elizabeth Payse); died on 23 Sep 1620 in Hertfordshire, East of England, England.

    Children:

    1. 6714. Duncomb Halsey was born on 23 Jun 1590 in Great Gaddesden, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, East of England, England; died in 1633 in England.

Generation: 15

  1. 26844. Thomas Goodman, I was born in 1520 in Lewannick, Cornwall, South West England, England (son of Agnes Wyllam); died on 22 Apr 1572 in Lezant, Cornwall, South West England, England.

    Thomas married Joan Alice Wilmot on 23 Jun 1548 in Lezant, Cornwall, South West England, England. Joan (daughter of Sir John Wilmot and Mary Larman) was born on Yes, date unknown in Shropshire, West Midlands, England; died on 26 Jul 1587 in Chelmarsh, Shropshire, West Midlands, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 26845. Joan Alice Wilmot was born on Yes, date unknown in Shropshire, West Midlands, England (daughter of Sir John Wilmot and Mary Larman); died on 26 Jul 1587 in Chelmarsh, Shropshire, West Midlands, England.

    Children:

    1. 13422. John Goodman was born in 1546 in Chelmarsh, Shropshire, West Midlands, England; died on 6 Sep 1611 in Chelmarsh, Shropshire, West Midlands, England.
    2. Albert Edward Goodman was born in 1550 in Shropshire, West Midlands, England; died on Yes, date unknown.
    3. Alice Goodman was born in 1552 in Shropshire, West Midlands, England; died in 1636.
    4. Thomas Goodman was born on 13 Jul 1555 in Shropshire, West Midlands, England; died in 1572.
    5. Judith Goodman was born on 16 Jun 1558 in South Hill, Bedfordshire, East of England, England; died on Yes, date unknown.
  3. 26846. John Jeffries was born in 1540 in Wiltshire, South West England, England (son of Sir Comer Jefferies and Margaret Harrison); died on 11 Jul 1612 in Chelmarsh, Shropshire, West Midlands, England.

    John married Mary Hasselwood on 1 Nov 1565 in Woolley, Somerset, South West England, England. Mary (daughter of Robert Hasselwood and Christian) was born in 1540 in Stottesden, Shropshire, West Midlands, England; died in 1624 in Goxhill, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, East Midlands, England; was buried on 22 Mar 1624. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  4. 26847. Mary Hasselwood was born in 1540 in Stottesden, Shropshire, West Midlands, England (daughter of Robert Hasselwood and Christian); died in 1624 in Goxhill, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, East Midlands, England; was buried on 22 Mar 1624.

    Children:

    1. 13423. Katherine Jeffries was born in 1550 in Chelmarsh, Shropshire, West Midlands, England; died on 21 Jan 1590 in Chelmarsh, Shropshire, West Midlands, England.
  5. 26850. Richard Patten, II was born in 1481 in Derbyshire, East Midlands, England (son of Richard Waynflette Patten and Margery Mary Brerteton); died in 1536 in Derbyshire, East Midlands, England.

    Richard married Grace Baskerville. Grace (daughter of Lord Walter Baskerville and Ann Morgan) was born in 1489 in City of London, London, England; died in 1535 in Magdāl, Arunāchal Pradesh, India. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  6. 26851. Grace Baskerville was born in 1489 in City of London, London, England (daughter of Lord Walter Baskerville and Ann Morgan); died in 1535 in Magdāl, Arunāchal Pradesh, India.

    Children:

    1. 13425. Lady Alice Patten was born in 1515 in Edgware, Barnet, Greater London, London, England; died in 1568 in Belsize House, Hampstead, Greater London, London, England.
  7. 26858. John Alley Cooke was born in 1526 in Flamstead, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, East of England, England (son of Thomas Alley Cooke and Joanna Harris); died on 5 Apr 1577 in Flamstead, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, East of England, England.

    John married Isabelle Elizabeth Payse. Isabelle was born in 1534 in Flamstead, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, East of England, England; died on 8 Jan 1579 in Flamstead, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, East of England, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  8. 26859. Isabelle Elizabeth Payse was born in 1534 in Flamstead, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, East of England, England; died on 8 Jan 1579 in Flamstead, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, East of England, England.

    Children:

    1. 13429. Ellen Cooke was born in 1559 in Flamstead, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, East of England, England; died on 23 Sep 1620 in Hertfordshire, East of England, England.

Generation: 16

  1. 53689. Agnes Wyllam was born in 1490 in Shewsbury, Shropshire, West Midlands, England; died on 26 Jul 1587 in Shropshire, West Midlands, England.

    Children:

    1. 26844. Thomas Goodman, I was born in 1520 in Lewannick, Cornwall, South West England, England; died on 22 Apr 1572 in Lezant, Cornwall, South West England, England.
  2. 53690. Sir John Wilmot was born in 1505 in Oxfordshire, South East England, England (son of John Wilmot and Alice Barantine); died in 1550 in Devonshire, South West England, England.

    John married Mary Larman. Mary was born in 1505 in England; died in 1544 in Devonshire, South West England, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  3. 53691. Mary Larman was born in 1505 in England; died in 1544 in Devonshire, South West England, England.

    Children:

    1. 26845. Joan Alice Wilmot was born on Yes, date unknown in Shropshire, West Midlands, England; died on 26 Jul 1587 in Chelmarsh, Shropshire, West Midlands, England.
    2. Roger Wilmot was born in 1520 in Devonshire, South West England, England; died in 1600 in Yetminster, Dorset, South West England, England.
  4. 53692. Sir Comer Jefferies was born in 1520 in England (son of Sir Andrew Jefferies); died on Yes, date unknown in England.

    Comer married Margaret Harrison. Margaret was born in 1520 in England; died on Yes, date unknown in England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  5. 53693. Margaret Harrison was born in 1520 in England; died on Yes, date unknown in England.

    Children:

    1. 26846. John Jeffries was born in 1540 in Wiltshire, South West England, England; died on 11 Jul 1612 in Chelmarsh, Shropshire, West Midlands, England.
  6. 53694. Robert Hasselwood was born in 1520 in England; died on Yes, date unknown.

    Robert married Christian. Christian was born in 1520 in England; died on Yes, date unknown. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  7. 53695. Christian was born in 1520 in England; died on Yes, date unknown.

    Children:

    1. 26847. Mary Hasselwood was born in 1540 in Stottesden, Shropshire, West Midlands, England; died in 1624 in Goxhill, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, East Midlands, England; was buried on 22 Mar 1624.
  8. 53700. Richard Waynflette Patten was born in 1451 in Winchester, Hampshire, South East England, England (son of Sir William Waynflete Patton and Margery Mary Barbour); died in 1482 in Wainfleet, Lincolnshire, East Midlands, England.

    Richard married Margery Mary Brerteton. Margery (daughter of William Brereton, VI and Phillipa Hulse) was born in 1455 in Cheshire, North West England, England; died in 1544 in Lancashire, North West England, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  9. 53701. Margery Mary Brerteton was born in 1455 in Cheshire, North West England, England (daughter of William Brereton, VI and Phillipa Hulse); died in 1544 in Lancashire, North West England, England.

    Children:

    1. 26850. Richard Patten, II was born in 1481 in Derbyshire, East Midlands, England; died in 1536 in Derbyshire, East Midlands, England.
  10. 53702. Lord Walter Baskerville was born in 1456 in Eardisley, Herefordshire, West Midlands, England (son of Sir Knight James John Baskerville, III and Katherine Sibyl Devereux); died on 4 Sep 1508 in Eardisley, Herefordshire, West Midlands, England.

    Other Events and Attributes:

    • Also Known As: 1st Lord Eardisley

    Walter married Ann Morgan. Ann was born in 1455 in Pencoyd, Herefordshire, West Midlands, England; died in 1494 in Eardisley, Herefordshire, West Midlands, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  11. 53703. Ann Morgan was born in 1455 in Pencoyd, Herefordshire, West Midlands, England; died in 1494 in Eardisley, Herefordshire, West Midlands, England.

    Children:

    1. John Baskerville was born in 1471; died in 1556.
    2. 26851. Grace Baskerville was born in 1489 in City of London, London, England; died in 1535 in Magdāl, Arunāchal Pradesh, India.
  12. 53716. Thomas Alley Cooke was born on 2 Jul 1495 in Flamstead, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, East of England, England (son of John Cooke and Alice Paslewe); died on 4 Jul 1548 in Flamstead, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, East of England, England.

    Thomas married Joanna Harris. Joanna was born on 21 Jan 1500 in Flamstead, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, East of England, England; died in 1534 in Mortimer, Essex, East of England, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  13. 53717. Joanna Harris was born on 21 Jan 1500 in Flamstead, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, East of England, England; died in 1534 in Mortimer, Essex, East of England, England.

    Children:

    1. 26858. John Alley Cooke was born in 1526 in Flamstead, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, East of England, England; died on 5 Apr 1577 in Flamstead, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, East of England, England.

Generation: 17

  1. 107380. John Wilmot was born in 1481 in Oxfordshire, South East England, England (son of John Wilmot and Ann); died on 21 Aug 1508 in Stadhampton, Oxfordshire, South East England, England.

    John married Alice Barantine. Alice was born in 1485 in Court, Bern, Switzerland; died in 1552 in England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 107381. Alice Barantine was born in 1485 in Court, Bern, Switzerland; died in 1552 in England.

    Children:

    1. 53690. Sir John Wilmot was born in 1505 in Oxfordshire, South East England, England; died in 1550 in Devonshire, South West England, England.
  3. 107384. Sir Andrew Jefferies was born in 1495 in England; died on Yes, date unknown in England.

    Children:

    1. 53692. Sir Comer Jefferies was born in 1520 in England; died on Yes, date unknown in England.
  4. 107400. Sir William Waynflete Patton was born in 1421 in Wayflete, Lincolnshire, East Midlands, England (son of Sir John Patten, III and Lady Mary Westingcroft); died on 11 Aug 1486 in Bishop’s Waltham, Hampshire, South East England, England.

    Other Events and Attributes:

    • Occupation: 13 Jul 1447; Bishop of Winchester
    • Occupation: 11 Oct 1456; Lord Chancellor of England

    William married Margery Mary Barbour. Margery was born in 1421 in Brereton, Cheshire, North West England, England; died on Yes, date unknown in England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  5. 107401. Margery Mary Barbour was born in 1421 in Brereton, Cheshire, North West England, England; died on Yes, date unknown in England.

    Children:

    1. 53700. Richard Waynflette Patten was born in 1451 in Winchester, Hampshire, South East England, England; died in 1482 in Wainfleet, Lincolnshire, East Midlands, England.
  6. 107402. William Brereton, VI was born on 8 Sep 1414 in Brereton, Cheshire, North West England, England (son of William de Brereton, V and Alice de Corbet); died on 18 Oct 1456 in Brereton, Cheshire, North West England, England.

    William married Phillipa Hulse in 1436 in Chester, Cheshire, North West England, England. Phillipa was born in 1416 in Brereton, Cheshire, North West England, England; died on 29 Nov 1463 in Chester, Cheshire, North West England, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  7. 107403. Phillipa Hulse was born in 1416 in Brereton, Cheshire, North West England, England; died on 29 Nov 1463 in Chester, Cheshire, North West England, England.

    Children:

    1. 53701. Margery Mary Brerteton was born in 1455 in Cheshire, North West England, England; died in 1544 in Lancashire, North West England, England.
  8. 107404. Sir Knight James John Baskerville, III was born in 1440 in Eardisley, Herefordshire, West Midlands, England; died on 22 Jan 1485 in Eardisley Castle, Eardisley, Herefordshire, West Midlands, England.

    James married Katherine Sibyl Devereux in 1464. Katherine (daughter of Sir Walter Devereux, III and Lady Elizabeth Merbury) was born in 1438 in Weobley, Herefordshire, West Midlands, England; died in 1499 in Eardisley Castle, Eardisley, Herefordshire, West Midlands, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  9. 107405. Katherine Sibyl Devereux was born in 1438 in Weobley, Herefordshire, West Midlands, England (daughter of Sir Walter Devereux, III and Lady Elizabeth Merbury); died in 1499 in Eardisley Castle, Eardisley, Herefordshire, West Midlands, England.

    Children:

    1. 53702. Lord Walter Baskerville was born in 1456 in Eardisley, Herefordshire, West Midlands, England; died on 4 Sep 1508 in Eardisley, Herefordshire, West Midlands, England.
  10. 107432. John Cooke was born in 1469 in Hertfordshire, East of England, England; died on 22 Sep 1531 in England.

    John married Alice Paslewe. Alice was born on Yes, date unknown in England; died in 1529. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  11. 107433. Alice Paslewe was born on Yes, date unknown in England; died in 1529.

    Children:

    1. 53716. Thomas Alley Cooke was born on 2 Jul 1495 in Flamstead, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, East of England, England; died on 4 Jul 1548 in Flamstead, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, East of England, England.

Generation: 18

  1. 214760. John Wilmot was born in 1450 in City of London, London, England; died in 1498 in Stadhampton, Oxfordshire, South East England, England.

    John married Ann. Ann was born in 1450 in City of London, London, England; died in 1500 in Stadhampton, Oxfordshire, South East England, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 214761. Ann was born in 1450 in City of London, London, England; died in 1500 in Stadhampton, Oxfordshire, South East England, England.

    Children:

    1. 107380. John Wilmot was born in 1481 in Oxfordshire, South East England, England; died on 21 Aug 1508 in Stadhampton, Oxfordshire, South East England, England.
  3. 214800. Sir John Patten, III was born in 1395 in Dagenham, Essex, East of England, England (son of John Patten, II and Anne DeLaPole); died in 1450 in england.

    Notes:

    Lord of Dagenham Castle

    John married Lady Mary Westingcroft. Mary was born in 1399 in Lancashire, North West England, England; died on Yes, date unknown. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  4. 214801. Lady Mary Westingcroft was born in 1399 in Lancashire, North West England, England; died on Yes, date unknown.

    Children:

    1. 107400. Sir William Waynflete Patton was born in 1421 in Wayflete, Lincolnshire, East Midlands, England; died on 11 Aug 1486 in Bishop’s Waltham, Hampshire, South East England, England.
  5. 214804. William de Brereton, V was born in 1388 in Brereton, Cheshire, North West England, England (son of William De Brereton, IV and Annila de Venables); died in 1415 in Harfleur, Seine-Maritime, Normandie, France.

    Notes:

    Died:
    In 1415, while serving with King Henry V at Harfleur, in France, William Brereton 27, died, thereby predeceasing his father. Consequently, his son, another William Brereton became Sir William Brereton V upon the death of his grandfather.

    William married Alice de Corbet. Alice was born in 1389 in Leighton, Shropshire, West Midlands, England; died on 8 Sep 1458 in Cheshire, North West England, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  6. 214805. Alice de Corbet was born in 1389 in Leighton, Shropshire, West Midlands, England; died on 8 Sep 1458 in Cheshire, North West England, England.

    Children:

    1. 107402. William Brereton, VI was born on 8 Sep 1414 in Brereton, Cheshire, North West England, England; died on 18 Oct 1456 in Brereton, Cheshire, North West England, England.
  7. 214810. Sir Walter Devereux, III was born in 1411 in Bodenham, Herefordshire, West Midlands, England; died on 22 Apr 1459 in Battle of Pilleth, Knighton and Presteigne, Powys, Wales.

    Walter married Lady Elizabeth Merbury. Elizabeth (daughter of John Merbury, Esq. and Alice Pembridge) was born in 1412 in Lyonshall, Herefordshire, West Midlands, England; died on 22 Apr 1459 in Bodenham, Herefordshire, West Midlands, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  8. 214811. Lady Elizabeth Merbury was born in 1412 in Lyonshall, Herefordshire, West Midlands, England (daughter of John Merbury, Esq. and Alice Pembridge); died on 22 Apr 1459 in Bodenham, Herefordshire, West Midlands, England.

    Children:

    1. Richard Devereux was born in 1426 in Hereford, Herefordshire, West Midlands, England; died on 22 Apr 1459.
    2. Sarah Anne Devereux was born in 1427 in Bodenham, Herefordshire, West Midlands, England; died on 25 Jun 1486 in Banbury, Northamptonshire, East Midlands, England.
    3. Thomas Devereux was born in 1428 in Chartley, Herefordshire, West Midlands, England; died on 22 Aug 1485 in Bosworth Field, Leicestershire, East Midlands, England.
    4. Lady Anne Devereux was born in 1430 in Bodenham, Herefordshire, West Midlands, England; died on 25 Jun 1486 in Banbury, Oxfordshire, South East England, England.
    5. Sir Walter Devereux was born in 1432 in Hampshire, South East England, England; died on 25 Aug 1485 in South of Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, East Midlands, England.
    6. Isabel Devereux was born in 1436; died on Yes, date unknown.
    7. Sybil Isabel Devereux was born in 1437; died on Yes, date unknown.
    8. 107405. Katherine Sibyl Devereux was born in 1438 in Weobley, Herefordshire, West Midlands, England; died in 1499 in Eardisley Castle, Eardisley, Herefordshire, West Midlands, England.
    9. John Devereux was born in 1438; died on Yes, date unknown.

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