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Joseph Selden

Male Bef 1651 - 1724  (> 72 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Joseph Selden was born before 2 Nov 1651; died on 14 Jul 1724; was buried in East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 2 Nov 1651, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut

    Joseph married Rebecca Church on 11 Feb 1677 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts. Rebecca (daughter of Deacon Edward Church and Mary) was born about 1654; died on 9 Jun 1726; was buried in East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Samuel Selden  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 17 May 1695; died on 28 Feb 1745 in North Lyme, New London, Connecticut; was buried in Marvin Cemetery, North Lyme, New London, Connecticut.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Samuel Selden Descendancy chart to this point (1.Joseph1) was born on 17 May 1695; died on 28 Feb 1745 in North Lyme, New London, Connecticut; was buried in Marvin Cemetery, North Lyme, New London, Connecticut.

    Samuel married Deborah Dudley between 1721 and 1722. Deborah (daughter of Lt. Joseph Dudley and Sarah Pratt) was born on 15 Nov 1701 in Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut; died on 8 Mar 1800; was buried in Marvin Cemetery, North Lyme, New London, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 3. Col. Samuel Selden  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 11 Jan 1723; died on 11 Oct 1776 in New York, New York.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Col. Samuel Selden Descendancy chart to this point (2.Samuel2, 1.Joseph1) was born on 11 Jan 1723; died on 11 Oct 1776 in New York, New York.

    Notes:

    From History of the City of New York, citation details below, in its account of the Battle of Long Island:

    The red foe surging over the bluff could be seen through the foliage already in possession of the highway. Washington in a frenzy of excitement rode up and down trying to rally the troops into line to check the advance of the British, in which he was gallantly aided by Parsons and other officers. But the attempt was fruitless. And having not a moment to lose he ordered the troops to continue their retreat, and spurred away to provide for the safety of Harlem Heights, as it was possible for the enemy to land in that vicinity at the same time as elsewhere. Meanwhile Scott, [Col. Samuel] Selden, and others on the East River below Kip's Bay saw the wisdom of immediate escape, since the British would naturally stretch across the island above them without delay. Scott reached Putnam's moving column on the Bloomingdale road with his command in safety; but Selden and party collided with a body of Hessians on their way to the city by the Boston road, near the corner of Twenty-third Street and Third Avenue, and after some sharp firing in which four Hessians were killed and eight wounded, he was made prisoner.

    Colonel Samuel Selden was one of the substantial and accomplished men of his generation. Possessing a large estate on the banks of the Connecticut, a homestead of his own erection (in 1760) which, bearing the traces of good taste and the refined knowledge of how to live comfortably, is still standing, the father of thirteen children, and past fifty, with impaired health, he ignored all personal interests in devotion to the common cause, and accepted a colonelcy of Connecticut levies after -- like Silliman, Douglass, and others -- first advancing the funds to equip his regiment. He was the son of Samuel and Deborah Dudley Selden, and the grandson and great-grandson of the two Governors Dudley of Massachusetts, who it is well known were of the best blood of England. He was born January 11, 1723. After his capture he was conveyed to the City Hall in Wair Street and confined in the "Debtors' prison" on the upper floor. But, prostrated by the heat and exertions of the day, he was attacked with fever, from which he died on Friday, October 11. Some British officers, learning of his illness, caused him to be conveyed to more comfortable quarters in the "Old Provost," and he was attended by Dr. Thatcher, a British surgeon, receiving every possible kindness. He was buried in the Brick Church yard, where the building of the New York Times now stands, with more honors than were usually accorded to prisoners-of-war, whatever their rank; all the American officers who were prisoners at the time were indulged with liberty to attend his funeral. His wife was Elizabeth Ely, daughter of Richard Ely of Lyme. His son, Richard Ely Selden, born 1759, was the father of the wife of Henry Matson Waite, Chief Justice of Connecticut. Thus the present Chief Justice of the United States, Morrison R. Waite, is the great-grandson of Colonel Selden.

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    Note on the above: Samuel Selden's mother, Deborah Dudley, was not in fact a descendant of either of the Dudley governors of colonial Massachusetts.

    Samuel married Elizabeth Ely on 23 May 1745. Elizabeth (daughter of Richard Ely and Elizabeth Peck) was born on 11 Oct 1724 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut; died on 12 Feb 1802. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 4. Mary Selden  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 22 Apr 1761 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut; died before 1801.


Generation: 4

  1. 4.  Mary Selden Descendancy chart to this point (3.Samuel3, 2.Samuel2, 1.Joseph1) was born on 22 Apr 1761 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut; died before 1801.

    Mary married Abner Lord on 7 Nov 1782 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut. Abner (son of Col. Abner Lord and Temperance Colt) was born on 24 Aug 1760 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut; died on 2 May 1821 in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 5. Elizabeth "Betsy" Lord  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 16 Jul 1784 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut; died on 14 Jun 1840.


Generation: 5

  1. 5.  Elizabeth "Betsy" Lord Descendancy chart to this point (4.Mary4, 3.Samuel3, 2.Samuel2, 1.Joseph1) was born on 16 Jul 1784 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut; died on 14 Jun 1840.

    Elizabeth married Benjamin Tappan, Senator from Ohio in 1823. Benjamin (son of Benjamin Tappan and Sarah Holmes) was born on 25 May 1773 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 20 Apr 1857 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 6. Eli Todd Tappan  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 30 Apr 1824 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio; died on 23 Oct 1888 in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio.


Generation: 6

  1. 6.  Eli Todd TappanEli Todd Tappan Descendancy chart to this point (5.Elizabeth5, 4.Mary4, 3.Samuel3, 2.Samuel2, 1.Joseph1) was born on 30 Apr 1824 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio; died on 23 Oct 1888 in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio.

    Notes:

    "[A] American educator, mathematician, author, lawyer and newspaper editor who served as president of Kenyon College, among other public distinctions." [Wikipedia]

    "He was educated in the schools of Steubenville, by private tutors, and at St. Mary's College, Baltimore, Md. He studied law with his father and his father's partner, Edwin M. Stanton, who was afterwards Secretary of War under Lincoln. Although admitted to the bar in 1846, Mr. Tappan turned his attention to journalism, publishing for two years a paper called the Ohio Press. He later practiced law in Steubenville, where he was mayor, 1844-5, and superintendent of schools, 1856-9. He was professor of mathematics in the University of Ohio, 1859-60 and 1865-8. He was president of Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, 1869-75, and commissioner of the Public Schools of Ohio, from 1887 until the time of his death. He was the author of a number of textbooks on mathematics. He received the following degrees: A. M. from St. Mary's, 1860; LL.D., from Williams, 1873, from Washington and Jefferson, 1874, and from several other colleges." [Tappan-Toppan Genealogy, citation details below.]

    Eli married Lydia Lucretia McDowell on 4 Feb 1851 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio. Lydia (daughter of Alexander Johnston McDowell and Mary Sheldon) was born on 4 Jul 1825 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio; died on 24 Dec 1904 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 7. Mary Tappan  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 14 Dec 1851 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio; died on 25 Aug 1916 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 7

  1. 7.  Mary TappanMary Tappan Descendancy chart to this point (6.Eli6, 5.Elizabeth5, 4.Mary4, 3.Samuel3, 2.Samuel2, 1.Joseph1) was born on 14 Dec 1851 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio; died on 25 Aug 1916 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    "[A]n American novelist and short story writer best known for her acute characterizations and depictions of academic life." [Wikipedia]

    Mary married John Henry Wright on 2 Apr 1879 in Gambier, Knox, Ohio. John (son of Rev. Austen Hazen Wright and Catherine Myers) was born on 4 Feb 1852 in Urumiah, Persia; died on 25 Nov 1908 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 8. Austin Tappan Wright  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 20 Aug 1883 in Hanover, Grafton, New Hampshire; died on 19 Sep 1931 in Las Vegas, San Miguel, New Mexico; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 8

  1. 8.  Austin Tappan WrightAustin Tappan Wright Descendancy chart to this point (7.Mary7, 6.Eli6, 5.Elizabeth5, 4.Mary4, 3.Samuel3, 2.Samuel2, 1.Joseph1) was born on 20 Aug 1883 in Hanover, Grafton, New Hampshire; died on 19 Sep 1931 in Las Vegas, San Miguel, New Mexico; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Author of Islandia, a quasi-utopian novel published eleven years after his death, which has remained almost uninterruptedly in print.

    Austin married Margaret Garrad Stone on 14 Nov 1912 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Margaret (daughter of William Eben Stone and Katherine Maria Fay) was born on 19 Jul 1886 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 1 Sep 1937 in London, England; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 9. Sylvia Wright  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 21 Jan 1917 in Berkeley, Alameda, California; died on 9 May 1981 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    2. 10. Phyllis Wright  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 11 Dec 1919 in Berkeley, Alameda, California; died on 23 Feb 2007 in New York, New York.