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Obadiah Bruen

Male Bef 1606 - Aft 1679  (> 74 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Obadiah Bruen was born Bef 25 Dec 1606; died Aft 1679, Newark, Essex, New Jersey; was buried , Fairmount Cemetery, Newark, Essex, New Jersey.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 25 Dec 1606, St. Andrew's, Tarvin, Cheshire, England
    • Alternate death: Abt 1681, Newark, Essex, New Jersey

    Notes:

    One of Tom Whitmore's five proven "gateway ancestors." He was a membr of the drapers' guild in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, although this does not prove that he actually worked as a draper.

    "He and his family emigrated to New England in 1640, where they lived successively at Marshfield and Gloucester, Massachusetts, and New London, Connecticut. He served as Deputy Judge for New London, 1660, Judge for New London, 1662-6, Patentee of the Royal Charter, 1662, Deputy for New London to the Connecticut Legislature, 1665-6, and Clerk for New London County Court in 1666. In 1667 he and his wife, Sarah, removed to Newark, New Jersey." [Royal Ancestry, citation details below.]

    "Obadiah Bruen was born in Bruen Stapleford, England, and immigrated to New England with his wife Sarah in 1640. He settled first at Plymouth Colony, and then at Gloucester, Massachusetts (1642), where he was town selectman (1643) and a representative to the Connecticut General Court (1643-1651). He was one of the early settlers at Pequot (later New London), Connecticut, and served as the town clerk (1651-1666) and as a representative from New London in the Connecticut General Court (1652-1666). His name is the only name from New London to appear on the royal charter for the colony of Connecticut. In 1666, he joined an association to found a colony on the Passaic River called Milford (later Newark, New Jersey). He was one of the signers of the deed to purchase land from the Indians along the Passaic River (July 11, 1667)." [Yale Indian Papers Project.]

    In 1889 his remains were re-interred in the Founders' Vault at Fairmount Cemetery.

    Obadiah married Sarah Seeley 7 May 1633, St. Martin's, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. Sarah (daughter of William Seeley) was born Bef 22 Oct 1609; died Aft 1696. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 2. Mary Bruen  Descendancy chart to this point was born Bef 12 Jun 1634; died 2 Sep 1670.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Mary Bruen Descendancy chart to this point (1.Obadiah1) was born Bef 12 Jun 1634; died 2 Sep 1670.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 12 Jun 1634, St. Julian's, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

    Mary married John Baldwin 30 Oct 1663. John was born , of Milford, New Haven, Connecticut; died Bef 21 Jun 1681; was buried 21 Jun 1681, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 3. Abigail Baldwin  Descendancy chart to this point was born 15 Nov 1658, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut; died Aft Jun 1701.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Abigail Baldwin Descendancy chart to this point (2.Mary2, 1.Obadiah1) was born 15 Nov 1658, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut; died Aft Jun 1701.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 16 Nov 1658, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut

    Abigail married Samuel Baldwin. Samuel (son of Nathaniel Baldwin and Joanna) was born , of Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut; died 12 Jan 1696, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 4. Abigail Baldwin  Descendancy chart to this point was born 14 Dec 1678, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut; died 24 Aug 1745.


Generation: 4

  1. 4.  Abigail Baldwin Descendancy chart to this point (3.Abigail3, 2.Mary2, 1.Obadiah1) was born 14 Dec 1678, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut; died 24 Aug 1745.

    Abigail married Joseph Starr 24 Jun 1697. Joseph (son of Comfort Starr and Marah Weld) was born 23 Sep 1676, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut; died 13 Jul 1758, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut; was buried , Riverside Cemetery, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 5. Capt. Daniel Starr  Descendancy chart to this point was born 18 Jan 1700, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut; died 21 Aug 1752, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut; was buried , Old Farm Hill Cemetery, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.


Generation: 5

  1. 5.  Capt. Daniel Starr Descendancy chart to this point (4.Abigail4, 3.Abigail3, 2.Mary2, 1.Obadiah1) was born 18 Jan 1700, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut; died 21 Aug 1752, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut; was buried , Old Farm Hill Cemetery, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 18 Jan 1701, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut

    Capt. married Esther Southmayd 26 Feb 1724. Esther (daughter of Rev. John Southmayd and Susanna Ward) was born Abt 1700; died 5 Feb 1777. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 6. Anna Starr  Descendancy chart to this point was born 14 Nov 1743, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut; died 3 Mar 1777, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut; was buried 6 Mar 1777, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.


Generation: 6

  1. 6.  Anna Starr Descendancy chart to this point (5.Capt.5, 4.Abigail4, 3.Abigail3, 2.Mary2, 1.Obadiah1) was born 14 Nov 1743, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut; died 3 Mar 1777, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut; was buried 6 Mar 1777, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Buried: Old Farm Hill Cemetery, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut
    • Alternate death: Bef 6 Mar 1777
    • Alternate death: 14 Mar 1777, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut

    Notes:

    Loath though we are to contradict Jacobus, her gravestone reads, in very clearly-carved letters:

    In Memory of
    Mrs Anna,
    Wife of Mr
    Joshua Miller
    who died March 14th
    DA. 1777 in the
    34th Year of Her Age
    Death conquers all

    Anna married Joshua Miller 14 Jun 1764, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut. Joshua (son of Stephen Miller and Anna Goodrich) was born 3 Feb 1741, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut; died 22 Apr 1810, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut; was buried , Old Farm Hill Cemetery, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 7. Esther Miller  Descendancy chart to this point was born Bef 29 Aug 1775.


Generation: 7

  1. 7.  Esther Miller Descendancy chart to this point (6.Anna6, 5.Capt.5, 4.Abigail4, 3.Abigail3, 2.Mary2, 1.Obadiah1) was born Bef 29 Aug 1775.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 29 Aug 1775, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut

    Esther married Henry Hendley 27 Dec 1795. Henry was born 18 Jan 1770, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 1807, At sea. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 8. Esther Southmayd Hendley  Descendancy chart to this point


Generation: 8

  1. 8.  Esther Southmayd Hendley Descendancy chart to this point (7.Esther7, 6.Anna6, 5.Capt.5, 4.Abigail4, 3.Abigail3, 2.Mary2, 1.Obadiah1)

    Notes:

    Born on an August 4, year unknown.

    Esther married Elisha Sears 28 Nov 1822. Elisha (son of Stephen Sears and Phoebe Knowles) was born 26 Jan 1801; died 29 Apr 1877. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 9. Ann Eliza Sears  Descendancy chart to this point was born 7 Oct 1825.