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Deacon Benjamin Colt

Male 1698 - 1754  (56 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Deacon Benjamin Colt was born in 1698; died on 4 Oct 1754.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1699

    Notes:

    Benjamin Colt (1698-1754) = Miriam Harris
    Benjamin Colt = Lucretia Ely
    Christopher Colt = Sarah Caldwell
    Samuel Colt (1814-1862), inventor of the Colt revolver

    TWK is a second cousin, five times removed, to Samuel Colt.

    Deacon married Miriam Harris on 26 May 1724. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Temperance Colt  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 28 Feb 1738; died in 1799 in Derby, New Haven, Connecticut.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Temperance Colt Descendancy chart to this point (1.Deacon1) was born on 28 Feb 1738; died in 1799 in Derby, New Haven, Connecticut.

    Temperance married Col. Abner Lord on 3 Feb 1757. Abner (son of Thomas Lord and Esther Marvin) was born on 9 Mar 1733 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut; died on 12 Nov 1790 in Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 3. Abner Lord  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 24 Aug 1760 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut; died on 2 May 1821 in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Abner Lord Descendancy chart to this point (2.Temperance2, 1.Deacon1) was born on 24 Aug 1760 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut; died on 2 May 1821 in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio.

    Notes:

    Fought in the Revolution. One of the first settlers of Marietta, Ohio, and was a first proprietor of Vienna, Virginia, across the Ohio River from Marietta.

    Abner married Mary Selden on 7 Nov 1782 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut. Mary (daughter of Col. Samuel Selden and Elizabeth Ely) was born on 22 Apr 1761 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut; died before 1801. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 4. 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: 4

  1. 4.  Elizabeth "Betsy" Lord Descendancy chart to this point (3.Abner3, 2.Temperance2, 1.Deacon1) 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. 5. 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: 5

  1. 5.  Eli Todd TappanEli Todd Tappan Descendancy chart to this point (4.Elizabeth4, 3.Abner3, 2.Temperance2, 1.Deacon1) 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. 6. 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: 6

  1. 6.  Mary TappanMary Tappan Descendancy chart to this point (5.Eli5, 4.Elizabeth4, 3.Abner3, 2.Temperance2, 1.Deacon1) 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. 7. 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: 7

  1. 7.  Austin Tappan WrightAustin Tappan Wright Descendancy chart to this point (6.Mary6, 5.Eli5, 4.Elizabeth4, 3.Abner3, 2.Temperance2, 1.Deacon1) 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. 8. 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. 9. 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.


Generation: 8

  1. 8.  Sylvia Wright Descendancy chart to this point (7.Austin7, 6.Mary6, 5.Eli5, 4.Elizabeth4, 3.Abner3, 2.Temperance2, 1.Deacon1) was born on 21 Jan 1917 in Berkeley, Alameda, California; died on 9 May 1981 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    As a San Francisco newspaper columnist, she coined the word "mondegreen."

    "Sylvia Wright, a Writer and Harpers Ex-Editor," in The New York Times, 13 May 1981:

    Sylvia Wright, a freelance writer who frequently and humorously commented in national magazines on trends in modern living, died of cancer Saturday at her home in Cambridge, Mass. She was 64 years old.

    Miss Wright was also a former editor of Harpers Bazaar. A collection of her magazine articles, ''Get Away From Me With Those Christmas Gifts,'' was published by McGraw-Hill in 1957. She was also the author of a novel, ''A Shark Infested Rice Pudding.''

    After her graduation from Bryn Mawr College, Miss Wright edited and prepared for publication ''Islandia,'' a Utopian novel about an imaginary country written by her father, the late Austin Tappen [sic] Wright, who was a professor of law at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Pennsylvania. The novel, which has been a steady seller, was published in 1942, reissued in 1958. It is currently published by Arno Press Inc. and the New American Library.

    At her death, Miss Wright was writing a biography of her great-aunt, Melusina Fay Peirce, an early feminist and first wife of the American physicist, mathematician and philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce.

    Miss Wright is survived by her husband, Paul J. Mitarachi; a son, John; a sister, Phyllis King of Manhattan; and two brothers, Benjamin and William Wright.


  2. 9.  Phyllis Wright Descendancy chart to this point (7.Austin7, 6.Mary6, 5.Eli5, 4.Elizabeth4, 3.Abner3, 2.Temperance2, 1.Deacon1) was born on 11 Dec 1919 in Berkeley, Alameda, California; died on 23 Feb 2007 in New York, New York.

    Notes:

    Phyllis Wright and Lowell King were seventh cousins once removed, her being a 6XG-granddaughter of the Rev. James Fitch (1622-1702) and Priscilla Mason (1641-1714), and he being a 7XG-grandson of the same couple.

    Phyllis married Lowell King on 27 Sep 1941 in New York, New York. Lowell (son of Clarence Baker King and Alice Darracott Seabrook) was born on 2 May 1920 in New Canaan, Farfield, Connecticut; died on 27 Aug 1969 in New York, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 10. Tappan Wright King  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 10 Sep 1950 in Las Vegas, San Miguel, New Mexico.