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John Ingersoll

Male Abt 1626 - 1684  (~ 57 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John Ingersoll was born about Sep 1626; died on 3 Sep 1684 in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: Sep 1626, St. Werburgh, Derby, Derbyshire, England

    Notes:

    His first appearance in New England records is on 28 Nov 1654, when he was fined 10s by the Connecticut Particular Court "for the breach of the law against lyinge." First at Hartford, then Northampton about 1655, then Westfield about 1665.

    From David L. Greene, "The English Origin (and Spiritual Turmoil) of John1 Ingersoll of Westfield, Massachusetts" (citation details below):

    A requirement for church membership in Massachusetts Bay Colony after 1636 was a public relation of religious experience. [...] In 1679, John Ingersoll became one of the "seven pillars" who founded the Westfield Church; his extraordinary public relation follows (emphasis added):
    I being brought by Godly Parents, who tooke great pains & Care to bring me out of a State of Nature into a State of Grace in watching over me, in keeping me from Sin, & Sabbothbreaking, in bringing me to attend the word preached, read, & in Cathechising I'd little regard itt, but onely for fear of them.

    The first time, to my rememberance, that God met with me was by a Sermon I heard at Darby in old England upon Ps. 15.1,2, ["Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill? He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart"] when I was about 18 years old, whereby I was Convinct that as yet I was none that should inherit the holy Hill of Zion, but I thought I would labour to be one that Should. But this Conviction was soon over & I went on in my Sin & vanity still. & tho' I met with many Conviction that my State was bad, & was in many dangers both at sea, & land; & I saw I must Repent, & become a new Creature if ever I ment to be Saved, yet I put repentance off till afterwards. But being under Mr. Stones Ministry I was convincd that the time was come that I must not put Repentance off any longer, for the Lord had granted me the thing wherein my excuses lay & therefore I set upon Duties, & reformed in many things, & having a book of Mr. Jeremiah Burroughs I read much in it, about Faith, & Hope, & was much incouraged, till I met with an Expression thus, that if my Hopes were not such as would stand with every line of the word of God at the day of Judgment they would availe me nothing. Then being troubled I threw the book a side for a while thinking that altho' he was a good man he was too Strict, & mistaken therein. & that I did believe, & that he that did believe should be saved & therefore my State was good. But coming to Northampton I heard Mr. Mather the first time upon that, that in the world ye shall have trouble, but in Christ you may & shall have peace, which incouraged me for a while. But afterwards his preaching did not please me but I thot I would keep my hopes. And the Lord visiting me with sickness that I was neer death, yet I thot I was well enough prepared for death & was not willing to hear to the Contrary: But the Lord in great mercy was pleased not to take me away in that Condition. But remaining still Confident of my good Estat, I, as I was on atime into the meadow to work, thot nothing should dash my hopes thereof. But presently the thoughts of [blank] who murdered himselfe Coming into my mind, I for a while much wondered at it. But my thots soon runing thus, What if God should leave me? then I should do so. & the temptation came so hard upon me that God would leave me, & I should certainly dy such a death; be guilty of mine own Blood, & be damned irreconcilably, that I was not able to go on to my business; but returning home, the temptation prevaild more, & more upon me, & I was filled with horrour of Conscience, the Lord did so manifest his wrath & Displeasure against me: & my Sins were like mountains ready to sink me down into Hell every moment. & not being able in the night to sleep, was forced to rise up at midnight, & Call up my Father in Law, who hearing how it was with me, & that I feared I had sinned the unpardonable Sin; & that there were no Hopes of mercy, gave me good Counsell, & prayed with me. & after having some abatement I returned home, & remain'd in that Condition: But the Lord after awile was pleased to abate the temptation, & his wrath a little. & I fell to reading & praying in Secret; being incouraged to look to Jesus Christ for mercy. But Mr. Mathers Ministry was like daggers in my heart. For when I was labouring to lay hold on Christ, as I thot, by Faith, it did so rip up my State in such a way as dashed my hopes, whereby, me thot, I was one that went about to Establish mine own Righteousness, & to have something of mine own to Carry me to Christ. Wherefore I Studied upon what terms Christ was to be had, I prayed, Searched the Scriptures, & attended all duties; but could find no way to get a pardon, of Sin, & peace with God, but by Repentance of all Sin, & a Closing with Jesus Christ by Faith. I thot I was willing to part with all Sin, & would gladly be delivered from it, as seing what a Condition it had brought me into. As for the world, I accounted it not worth regarding, so I could but get an Intrest in Christ Jesus. But how to believe I knew not. I heard many Descriptions of Faith, yet could not tell what it was, nor how to gett it. Mr. Mather being upon the work of Humiliation said be humble enough, & good enough; I thot it was the Pride of my heart, that I was so impatient; & could not wait Gods time. I saw there was hopes of mercy for me in Jesus Christ. He came into the world to save his people from their Sins: With him the Fatherless finde Mercy; He gives gifts to Rebellious ones; the Chiefe of Sinners. He Is able to Save all to the uttmost, & will by no means cast off any that come to him. & tho' I could not come to him of myselfe, yet he is able to bring me to, & keep me with, himselfe, then reading that Isa. thou has brought me no Sweet Cane - but hast made me to serve with thy Sins; yet I am he that blotteth out all thy Sins for my names sake. Whereupon I found myself willing, & was inabled to Cast myselfe upon the Lord Jesus Christ, to give up myselfe & all unto him; to leave my Sins, & Corruptions to him to do as he pleased. & So to leave myselfe with him, let him do, what he would with me. & if I did perish at last, yet it should be in his way, remembring Peters words, Lord to whom should we go thou hast the words of Eternall Life.
    This relation begins conventionally enough: all Puritans who commented on the fact had "Godly Parents." The "Mr. Stone" whose ministry persuaded Ingersoll to make one of several attempts at repentance was the Rev. Samuel Stone of Hartford, and Ingersoll's statement that "the Lord had granted me the thing wherein my excuses lay" is probably a reference to his first marriage. The annotators of the relation identify the work that made Ingersoll consider the English Puritan divine Jeremiah Burroughs "a good man" but "too Strict" as Gospel-Revelation in Three Treatises (London, 1660).

    In Northampton, however, we move beyond the conventional, and we gain sharp insight into the personality of John Ingersoll, for it was there that he entered into intense spiritual and psychological agony, for such it certainly was. The Northampton minister, the Rev. Eleazer Mather, first displeased Ingersoll, probably because Ingersoll was already satisfied with his spiritual condition. Even a severe illness did not change his mind. But one day, while working in the meadow, he thought about an unnamed individual who had committed suicide, and he was so strongly tempted to do so himself that he could not sleep that night and awoke his father-in-law to share his agony. Thomas Bascom prayed with him until the suicidal temptation had abated. The rest of the relation becomes conventional again as Ingersoll describes his acceptance of the Puritan view of salvation.

    Ingersoll's morbid desire to destroy himself would today be called clinical depression. But giving it another name does not change the agony and despair that he experienced. In describing it in such gripping terms, John Ingersoll gives us greater insight than we could ever expect into the sufferings of an ordinary individual now dead for over three hundred years.

    John married Dorothy Lord about 1651. Dorothy (daughter of Thomas Lord and Dorothy Bird) was born before 1 Jul 1629; died in Jan 1657 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Dorothy Ingersoll  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1654 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.

    John married Abigail Bascom on 12 Dec 1657 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts. Abigail (daughter of Thomas Bascom and Avis) was born before 7 Jun 1640; died in Apr 1666 in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 3. Abiah Ingersoll  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 24 Aug 1663 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 20 Nov 1732.
    2. 4. Hester Ingersoll  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 9 Sep 1665 in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts; died after 13 May 1704.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Dorothy Ingersoll Descendancy chart to this point (1.John1) was born in 1654 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Dorothy married Jacob Phelps on 2 May 1672 in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. Jacob (son of George Phelps and Frances) was born on 7 Feb 1650 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 6 Oct 1689 in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 5. Dorothy Phelps  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 10 May 1675 in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts; died after 24 Dec 1753.

  2. 3.  Abiah Ingersoll Descendancy chart to this point (1.John1) was born on 24 Aug 1663 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 20 Nov 1732.

    Abiah married Jedediah Strong on 8 Nov 1688. Jedediah (son of Jedediah Strong and Freedom Woodward) was born on 7 Aug 1667 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 12 Oct 1709 in Wood Creek, Oneida, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 6. Stephen Strong  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 24 Nov 1690 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 2 Feb 1785 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut.

  3. 4.  Hester Ingersoll Descendancy chart to this point (1.John1) was born on 9 Sep 1665 in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts; died after 13 May 1704.

    Notes:

    Her second husband was Benoni Jones, by whom she had four children. According to Nathaniel Goodwin (citation details below), Benoni and the two youngest of their children were "slain by the enemy, at Poscummuck, north end of Mount Tom, Northampton, May 13, 1704" and she was "captured by the enemy, at the time her Jones husband and children were slain, and carried to Canada, and there died, after being tormented by the Catholic priests who were trying to convert her."

    Family/Spouse: William Gurley. William was born in 1665 in Scotland; died on 1 May 1687 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 7. Samuel Gurley  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 6 May 1686 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 23 Feb 1760; was buried in Gurley Burying Ground, North Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut.


Generation: 3

  1. 5.  Dorothy Phelps Descendancy chart to this point (2.Dorothy2, 1.John1) was born on 10 May 1675 in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts; died after 24 Dec 1753.

    Dorothy married Edward Kibbe on 13 Nov 1693 in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut. Edward (son of Elisha Kibbe and Rachel Cooke) was born on 2 Feb 1670 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 22 Aug 1756 in Somers, Tolland, Connecticut; was buried in West Cemetery, Somers, Tolland, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 8. Jacob Kibbe  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 21 Dec 1701 in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut; died between 14 May 1772 and 4 Jul 1772 in Somers, Tolland, Connecticut.

  2. 6.  Stephen Strong Descendancy chart to this point (3.Abiah2, 1.John1) was born on 24 Nov 1690 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 2 Feb 1785 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut.

    Stephen married Abigail Buell on 16 Jan 1718 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut. Abigail (daughter of Deacon John Buell and Mary Loomis) was born on 26 Mar 1702 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut; died on 24 Oct 1788 in Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 9. Stephen Strong  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 30 Jan 1725 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut; died on 6 Jul 1787 in Cornwallis, Kings, Nova Scotia.

  3. 7.  Samuel Gurley Descendancy chart to this point (4.Hester2, 1.John1) was born on 6 May 1686 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 23 Feb 1760; was buried in Gurley Burying Ground, North Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut.

    Samuel married Experience Rust about 1712. Experience (daughter of Nathaniel Rust and Mary Atchison) was born in Nov 1693; died on 10 Jul 1768; was buried in Gurley Burying Ground, North Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 10. Samuel Gurley  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 30 Jun 1717 in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut; died on 14 Nov 1796 in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Jacob Kibbe Descendancy chart to this point (5.Dorothy3, 2.Dorothy2, 1.John1) was born on 21 Dec 1701 in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut; died between 14 May 1772 and 4 Jul 1772 in Somers, Tolland, Connecticut.

    Jacob married Grace Sitton on 2 Jan 1724 in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut. Grace (daughter of Benjamin Sitton and Lydia) was born about 1705 in Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut; died on 15 Feb 1734 in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in West Cemetery, Somers, Tolland, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 11. Anna Kibbe  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 11 Sep 1727 in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 21 Aug 1763 in Somers, Tolland, Connecticut.

  2. 9.  Stephen Strong Descendancy chart to this point (6.Stephen3, 3.Abiah2, 1.John1) was born on 30 Jan 1725 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut; died on 6 Jul 1787 in Cornwallis, Kings, Nova Scotia.

    Stephen married Elizabeth Barstow on 28 May 1747 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut. Elizabeth (daughter of Samuel Barstow and Lydia Randall) was born on 28 May 1727 in Hanover, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 12. Abel Strong  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 24 May 1762 in Cornwallis, Kings, Nova Scotia; died on 9 Jul 1844 in Kings County, Nova Scotia; was buried in Upper Canard Cemetery, Upper Canard, Kings, Nova Scotia.

  3. 10.  Samuel Gurley Descendancy chart to this point (7.Samuel3, 4.Hester2, 1.John1) was born on 30 Jun 1717 in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut; died on 14 Nov 1796 in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut.

    Samuel married Hannah Baker on 16 Jun 1742. Hannah (daughter of Daniel Baker) was born about 1717; died on 19 Apr 1756. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 13. Sarah Gurley  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 27 Aug 1744 in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut; died on 22 Jul 1790 in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut.


Generation: 5

  1. 11.  Anna Kibbe Descendancy chart to this point (8.Jacob4, 5.Dorothy3, 2.Dorothy2, 1.John1) was born on 11 Sep 1727 in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 21 Aug 1763 in Somers, Tolland, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 8 Oct 1727, Somers, Tolland, Connecticut

    Anna married Zebulon Jones on 31 Oct 1744 in Somers, Tolland, Connecticut. Zebulon (son of Benjamin Jones and Anna Prior) was born on 9 Jun 1723 in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 27 Sep 1776 in Somers, Tolland, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 14. Anna Jones  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 28 Sep 1759 in Somers, Tolland, Connecticut; died on 7 Sep 1807 in Somers, Tolland, Connecticut.

  2. 12.  Abel Strong Descendancy chart to this point (9.Stephen4, 6.Stephen3, 3.Abiah2, 1.John1) was born on 24 May 1762 in Cornwallis, Kings, Nova Scotia; died on 9 Jul 1844 in Kings County, Nova Scotia; was buried in Upper Canard Cemetery, Upper Canard, Kings, Nova Scotia.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 24 May 1762, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Abel married Sarah Eaton on 23 Sep 1784. Sarah (daughter of David Eaton and Deborah White) was born on 13 Feb 1762 in Kings County, Nova Scotia; died on 12 Jul 1827 in Kings County, Nova Scotia; was buried in Upper Canard Cemetery, Upper Canard, Kings, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 15. Deborah Strong  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 11 Mar 1791 in Cornwallis, Kings, Nova Scotia; died on 13 Sep 1870 in Walworth County, Wisconsin; was buried in Millard Cemetery, Millard, Walworth, Wisconsin.

  3. 13.  Sarah Gurley Descendancy chart to this point (10.Samuel4, 7.Samuel3, 4.Hester2, 1.John1) was born on 27 Aug 1744 in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut; died on 22 Jul 1790 in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut.

    Sarah married Deacon Oliver Dimmick on 27 Apr 1764 in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut. Deacon (son of Timothy Dimmick and Ann Bradford) was born on 31 Dec 1740 in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut; died on 10 Feb 1823. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 16. Samuel Dimmick  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 2 Mar 1773 in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut; died on 17 Apr 1832 in Orange County, New York; was buried in Bloomingburg Rural Cemetery, Orange County, New York.


Generation: 6

  1. 14.  Anna Jones Descendancy chart to this point (11.Anna5, 8.Jacob4, 5.Dorothy3, 2.Dorothy2, 1.John1) was born on 28 Sep 1759 in Somers, Tolland, Connecticut; died on 7 Sep 1807 in Somers, Tolland, Connecticut.

    Anna married Jesse Richardson on 12 Nov 1778 in Congregational Church, Somers, Tolland, Connecticut. Jesse (son of David Richardson and Rachel Richardson) was born on 3 Feb 1758 in Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut; died in 1838 in Monroe Township, Muskingum, Ohio. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 17. Jesse Richardson  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 3 Feb 1785 in Somers, Tolland, Connecticut; died after 1850 in Hancock County, Illinois.

  2. 15.  Deborah Strong Descendancy chart to this point (12.Abel5, 9.Stephen4, 6.Stephen3, 3.Abiah2, 1.John1) was born on 11 Mar 1791 in Cornwallis, Kings, Nova Scotia; died on 13 Sep 1870 in Walworth County, Wisconsin; was buried in Millard Cemetery, Millard, Walworth, Wisconsin.

    Deborah married Samuel Loomer on 10 Jan 1809 in Nova Scotia. Samuel (son of Jonathan Loomer and Mary Sanford) was born on 21 Feb 1783 in Cornwallis, Kings, Nova Scotia; died on 27 Oct 1853 in Millard, Walworth, Wisconsin; was buried in Millard Cemetery, Millard, Walworth, Wisconsin. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 18. Deborah Loomer  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 1 Jun 1824 in Pereau, Kings, Nova Scotia; died on 14 Jul 1901 in Whitewater, Walworth, Wisconsin; was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Whitewater, Walworth, Wisconsin.

  3. 16.  Samuel Dimmick Descendancy chart to this point (13.Sarah5, 10.Samuel4, 7.Samuel3, 4.Hester2, 1.John1) was born on 2 Mar 1773 in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut; died on 17 Apr 1832 in Orange County, New York; was buried in Bloomingburg Rural Cemetery, Orange County, New York.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1 Mar 1770
    • Alternate death: 14 Dec 1826

    Samuel married Asenath Greenslit on 16 Nov 1797. Asenath (daughter of Joel Greenslit and Hannah Kingsbury) died on 17 Apr 1832. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 19. Lucinda Asenath Dimmick  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 6 Jun 1799 in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut; died on 14 Oct 1857 in Bath, Steuben, New York; was buried in Grove Cemetery, Bath, Steuben, New York.


Generation: 7

  1. 17.  Jesse Richardson Descendancy chart to this point (14.Anna6, 11.Anna5, 8.Jacob4, 5.Dorothy3, 2.Dorothy2, 1.John1) was born on 3 Feb 1785 in Somers, Tolland, Connecticut; died after 1850 in Hancock County, Illinois.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1784, Connecticut

    Family/Spouse: Sarah. Sarah was born in 1785 in New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 20. Henry Sisson Richardson  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 13 Jan 1817 in Otsego, Muskingum, Ohio; died on 15 Apr 1880 in Collinsville, Grayson, Texas; was buried in Ethel Cemetery, Ethel, Grayson, Texas.

  2. 18.  Deborah LoomerDeborah Loomer Descendancy chart to this point (15.Deborah6, 12.Abel5, 9.Stephen4, 6.Stephen3, 3.Abiah2, 1.John1) was born on 1 Jun 1824 in Pereau, Kings, Nova Scotia; died on 14 Jul 1901 in Whitewater, Walworth, Wisconsin; was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Whitewater, Walworth, Wisconsin.

    Family/Spouse: Edmund Hiram King. Edmund was born on 5 Aug 1819 in Pomfret, Windsor, Vermont; died on 14 Apr 1901 in Whitewater, Walworth, Wisconsin; was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Whitewater, Walworth, Wisconsin. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 21. Franklin Hiram King  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 8 Jun 1848 in Whitewater, Walworth, Wisconsin; died on 4 Aug 1911 in Madison, Dane, Wisconsin; was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Dane, Wisconsin.

  3. 19.  Lucinda Asenath Dimmick Descendancy chart to this point (16.Samuel6, 13.Sarah5, 10.Samuel4, 7.Samuel3, 4.Hester2, 1.John1) was born on 6 Jun 1799 in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut; died on 14 Oct 1857 in Bath, Steuben, New York; was buried in Grove Cemetery, Bath, Steuben, New York.

    Lucinda married Peter Hunter on 14 May 1818. Peter (son of James Hunter and Francis Gallatian) was born on 19 Sep 1794 in Ulster County, New York; died on 8 Jul 1860 in Bath, Steuben, New York; was buried in Grove Cemetery, Bath, Steuben, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 22. Mary Asenath Hunter  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 1 Sep 1825 in Bath, Steuben, New York; died on 1 Jul 1905 in Berlin, Green Lake, Wisconsin; was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Berlin, Green Lake, Wisconsin.


Generation: 8

  1. 20.  Henry Sisson RichardsonHenry Sisson Richardson Descendancy chart to this point (17.Jesse7, 14.Anna6, 11.Anna5, 8.Jacob4, 5.Dorothy3, 2.Dorothy2, 1.John1) was born on 13 Jan 1817 in Otsego, Muskingum, Ohio; died on 15 Apr 1880 in Collinsville, Grayson, Texas; was buried in Ethel Cemetery, Ethel, Grayson, Texas.

    Notes:

    At the 1860 census they were at Ophir township, Oroville, Butte County, California. Henry was 40, born in Ohio; Elizabeth, 38, born in England; Caroline 14, born in Illinois. With them was "Isabella Lumbley", 33, also born in England, presumably a sister or other kinperson to Elizabeth.

    Evidence that Henry Sisson Richardson was a son of Jesse Richardson:

    First, Henry and Elizabeth Richardson had a son named John Cuddeback Richardson, born 1842 in Hancock County, Illinois, died 1928 in Gridley, Butte, California. In the 1850 census of Hancock County, Jesse Richardson, 66, and his wife Sarah, 65, are shown living with "Peter Cudderback", age 9, born in Illinois. Peter Cuddeback (1842-1914) appears to have been a son of Henry's sister Sarah Ann Richardson (1815-1885) by her husband, thus Henry's brother-in-law, John Cuddeback (1812-1870).

    Second, a letter, 29 Sep 1931, from Artie Richardson Nugent to the War Department pension bureau, Washington, D.C.: "Dear Sirs — I am writing to get a record of my great grandfather, Jesse Richardson, who was the father of my grandfather Henry Sissons Richardson." Obviously the Revolutionary War soldier Jesse Richardson cannot have been Henry Sisson Richardson's father, but Artie Richardson's inadvertant conflation of the two Jesse Richardsons is understandable. It seems clear from the evidence that Henry Sisson Richardson was the soldier's grandson, through the soldier's namesake son.

    The Richardson and Cuddeback families' relationship to Mormonism:

    According to George C. Mansfield's History of Butte County, California (Los Angeles: Historic Record Company, 1918), page 922, in 1837 Henry Sisson Richardson's abovenamed brother-in-law John Cuddeback "removed to Hancock County, Illinois, where he was a pioneer farmer and helped to drive the Mormons out of Nauvoo." Five years later, Henry Sisson Richardson and his wife Elizabeth Lumley named a son after John Cuddeback. It would be a stretch to suppose that this was specifically because they approved of his acts as a persecutor of early Mormons, but it certainly doesn't appear that they disapproved.

    Henry Sisson Richardson's middle name may constitute a small historic irony. It's worth noting that the most recent common (known) ancestor of DDB and TNH is Christopher Champlin of Rhode Island (1656-1732). One of Christopher Champlin's great-great grandsons was TNH ancestor William Sisson Champlin (born 1792 in Vermont, died 1861 in Utah), whose family became Mormon in the 1830s and were as a consequence violently driven out of several parts of Missouri in which they attempted to settle in that decade. William Sisson Champlin got his middle name from his mother, a descendant of several generations of Sissons of Rhode Island. We know nothing about the origins, or even maiden name, of Henry Sisson Richardson's mother, but it would be poignant if, through her, he descended from some of the same Sissons.

    Further from the History of Butte County, California (citation details above):

    […] Henry S. and Elizabeth (Lumly) Richardson. The former came from Ohio and the latter from England. [In 1844, Henry Richardson] moved the family to St. Louis, Mo.; and in the early spring of 1849, he started across the great plains in wagons drawn by ox teams, with his wife and children, arriving in Placerville in July of the same year. He soon engaged in mining in El Dorado County, then, the same year, in Butte County, on Feather River, near Bidwell's Bar, and later ran a general store at Slate Creek. In 1852 Henry Richardson returned East and in 1853 drove a band of cattle across the plains to California. He also did teaming out of Marysville, grading, and hauling lumber, and he also ran a livery stable. He erected a building in Marysville in 1854, on E Street, part of which is now standing, and also built a stable on F Street, a couple of years later.

    In 1857, however, Mr. Richardson sold out and located in Oroville, and in the fall of 1860 he took up one hundred sixty acres on Dry Creek, near what is now Nelson. He bought land adjoining, both government and railroad land, until he owned seven hundred sixty acres. He farmed the same until 1872, when he sold out and moved to Oroville. In 1878, with his wife and some of his children, he drove a team across the plains to Grayson County, Texas, where he bought thirteen hundred acres. He was very successful in California, and carried with him to Texas, as the result of his long labors and investments here, a round sum of seventy-five thousand dollars. He died in Texas in 1880, honored both as a brave member of early vigilance committees and as an Odd Fellow.

    Henry married Elizabeth Lumley on 17 May 1838 in Hancock County, Illinois. Elizabeth (daughter of Henry Lumley and Elizabeth Geldard) was born on 5 Jan 1820 in Farlington, Yorkshire, England; died on 13 Jan 1887 in Collinsville, Grayson, Texas; was buried in Ethel Cemetery, Ethel, Grayson, Texas. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 23. Caroline B. Richardson  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 1 Aug 1847 in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri; died on 7 Jan 1915 in Nelson, Butte, California; was buried in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson County, Kentucky.

  2. 21.  Franklin Hiram KingFranklin Hiram King Descendancy chart to this point (18.Deborah7, 15.Deborah6, 12.Abel5, 9.Stephen4, 6.Stephen3, 3.Abiah2, 1.John1) was born on 8 Jun 1848 in Whitewater, Walworth, Wisconsin; died on 4 Aug 1911 in Madison, Dane, Wisconsin; was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Dane, Wisconsin.

    Notes:

    From Wikipedia:

    Franklin Hiram King was an American agricultural scientist who was born on a farm near Whitewater, Wisconsin, attended country schools, and received his professional training first at Whitewater State Normal School, graduating in 1872, and then at Cornell University. King is now best remembered for his first-hand account of traditional agricultural practices in Asia, now regarded as an organic farming classic text.

    Franklin married Carrie Hunter Baker in 1874. Carrie (daughter of Hiram Thomas Baker and Mary Asenath Hunter) was born on 6 May 1857 in Berlin, Green Lake, Wisconsin; died on 22 May 1957 in Madison, Dane, Wisconsin; was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Dane, Wisconsin. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 24. Clarence Baker King  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 5 Jun 1884 in River Falls, St. Croix, Wisconsin; died on 27 Sep 1974 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

  3. 22.  Mary Asenath Hunter Descendancy chart to this point (19.Lucinda7, 16.Samuel6, 13.Sarah5, 10.Samuel4, 7.Samuel3, 4.Hester2, 1.John1) was born on 1 Sep 1825 in Bath, Steuben, New York; died on 1 Jul 1905 in Berlin, Green Lake, Wisconsin; was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Berlin, Green Lake, Wisconsin.

    Family/Spouse: Hiram Thomas Baker. Hiram (son of Abisha Baker and Martha Lytle) was born on 22 Oct 1817 in Lawrenceville, Tioga, Pennsylvania; died on 2 Mar 1907 in Berlin, Green Lake, Wisconsin; was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Berlin, Green Lake, Wisconsin. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 25. Carrie Hunter Baker  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 6 May 1857 in Berlin, Green Lake, Wisconsin; died on 22 May 1957 in Madison, Dane, Wisconsin; was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Dane, Wisconsin.