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John Smith

Male Abt 1572 - Bef 1618  (~ 46 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John Smith was born about 1572; died before 26 Jun 1618; was buried on 26 Jun 1618 in Burstall, Suffolk, England.

    John married Mary Gardiner on 15 Nov 1597 in Burstall, Suffolk, England. Mary (daughter of Philip Gardiner and Elizabeth Dale) was born about 1575; died before 10 Apr 1626; was buried on 10 Apr 1626 in Elmstall, Suffolk, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Samuel Smith  Descendancy chart to this point was born before 6 Sep 1601; died between 28 Sep 1680 and 17 Jan 1681 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Samuel Smith Descendancy chart to this point (1.John1) was born before 6 Sep 1601; died between 28 Sep 1680 and 17 Jan 1681 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 6 Sep 1601, Burstall, Suffolk, England

    Notes:

    Arrived 1634 on the Elizabeth with his wife and his children Samuel, Elizabeth, Mary, and Philip. First at Watertown, then Wethersfield in 1635 and Hadley in 1661. He was a fellmonger, a glover, and an innkeeper.

    Samuel married Elizabeth Smith on 6 Oct 1624 in St. Margaret's, Whatfield, Suffolk, England. Elizabeth (daughter of Philip Smith and Ann Grymwade) was born before 22 Jul 1599. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 3. Mary Smith  Descendancy chart to this point was born before 9 Oct 1628; died on 16 Dec 1668 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.
    2. 4. Philip Smith  Descendancy chart to this point was born before 25 Nov 1632; died on 10 Jan 1685 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts.
    3. 5. John Smith  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1638 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 30 May 1676 in Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in Old Hadley Cemetery, Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Mary Smith Descendancy chart to this point (2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born before 9 Oct 1628; died on 16 Dec 1668 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 9 Oct 1628, Whatfield, Suffolk, England

    Mary married John Graves about 1650. John (son of Thomas Graves and Sarah Scott) was born before 16 Feb 1624; died on 19 Sep 1677 in Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 6. Ebenezer Graves  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 20 Nov 1666 in Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 10 Jun 1748 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.

  2. 4.  Philip Smith Descendancy chart to this point (2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born before 25 Nov 1632; died on 10 Jan 1685 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 25 Nov 1632, St. Mary the Virgin, Hadleigh, Suffolk, England

    Notes:

    He was perhaps the first person in his adopted town of Hadley to be a lieutenant, a deacon, and a representative to the general assembly.

    According to Cotton Mather, he was "murdered with an hideous witchcraft," for which Mary (Reeve) Webster, wife of William Webster (a son of Governor John Webster, also an ancestor of DDB) was accused and aquitted.

    From Magnalia Christi Americana by Cotton Mather:

    Mr. Philip Smith, aged about 50 years, a son of eminently virtuous parents, a deacon of a church in Hadley, a member of the General Court, a justice in the County Court, a selectman for the affairs of the town, a Lieutenant of the troop, and which crowns all, a man for devotion, sanctity, gravity, and all that was honest, exceeding exemplary. Such a man was in the winter of the year 1684, murdered with an hideous witchcraft, that filled all those parts of New England, with astonishment. He was, by his office concerned about relieving the indigences of a wretched woman in the town; who being dissatisfied at some of his just cares about her, expressed herself unto him in such a manner, that he declared himself thenceforth apprehensive of receiving mischief at her hands. Early in January, he began to be very valetudinarious. He shewed such weanedness from the weariness of the world, etc....While he remained yet of a sound mind, he solemnly charged his brother to look well after him. Be sure (said he) to have a care for me....There shall be a wonder in Hadley....In his distress he exclaimed much upon the young woman aforesaid, and others, as being seen by him in the room. Some of the young men in the town being out of their wits at the strange calamities thus upon one of their most beloved neighbors, went three or four times to give disturbance unto the woman thus complained of; and all the while they were disturbing her, he was at ease, and slept as a weary man; yea, these were the only times they perceived him to take any sleep in all his illness. Gally pots of medicine provided for the sick man were unaccountably emptied: audible scratchings were made about the bed, when his hands and feet lay wholly still, and were held by others. They beheld fire sometimes on the bed; and when the beholders began to discourse of it, it vanished away. Divers people actually felt something often stir in the bed, at a considerable distance from the man; it seemed as big as a cat, but they could never grasp it. Several trying to lean on the bed's head, tho' the sick man lay wholly still, the bed would shake so as to knock their heads uncomfortably. Mr. Smith died; the jury that viewed his corpse found a swelling on one breast, his back full of bruises, and several holes that seemed made with awls. After the opinion of all had pronounced him dead, his countenance continued as lively as if he had been alive; his eyes closed as in a slumber, and his nether jaw not falling down. Thus he remained from Saturday morning about sunrise, till Sabbathday in the aftenoon. When those who took him out of the bed, found him still warm, tho' the season was as cold as had almost been known in any age; and a New England winter does not want for cold. But on Monday morning they found the face extremely tumified and discolored. It was black and blue, and fresh blood seemed running down his cheek upon the hairs. Divers noises were also heard in the room where the corpse lay; as the clattering of chairs and stools, whereof no account could be given. This was the end of so good a man.

    From History of Hadley (citation details below):

    Mary Webster, the woman who disturbed Philip Smith, was sent to Boston, tried for witchcraft, and acquitted. The young men of Hadley tried an experiment upon her. They dragged her out of the house, hung her up until she was near dead, let her down, rolled her some time in the snow, and at last buried her in it, and there left her. But she survived, and died in 1696. No inhabitant of Hampshire County was ever executed for witchcraft.

    Philip married Rebecca Foote before 1659. Rebecca (daughter of Nathaniel Foote and Elizabeth) was born about 1634; died on 6 Apr 1701. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 7. Nathaniel Smith  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died in 1740.
    2. 8. Ichabod Smith  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 11 Apr 1675; died on 6 Sep 1746.

  3. 5.  John Smith Descendancy chart to this point (2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born about 1638 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 30 May 1676 in Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in Old Hadley Cemetery, Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1637, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut

    Notes:

    He fought in King Philip's War and was in the Turner's Falls Fight. He was killed in Hatfield Meadow just days after the Falls Fight.

    John married Mary Partridge on 12 Nov 1663. Mary (daughter of William Partridge and Mary Smith) died on 20 May 1683 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in Old Hadley Cemetery, Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 9. John Smith  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 15 May 1665 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 20 Jan 1724 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in Old Hadley Cemetery, Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 6.  Ebenezer Graves Descendancy chart to this point (3.Mary3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 20 Nov 1666 in Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 10 Jun 1748 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Shortly before his death he deeded 213 acres to his daughter who he called "Abigail Sherman."

    Ebenezer married Mary Colton on 22 Mar 1694 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. Mary (daughter of Isaac Colton and Mary Cooper) was born on 30 Mar 1671 in Longmeadow, Hampden, Massachusetts; died on 26 Oct 1749 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 10. Abigail Graves  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 18 Feb 1707 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.

  2. 7.  Nathaniel Smith Descendancy chart to this point (4.Philip3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born in in of Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died in 1740.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1741

    Nathaniel married Mary Dickinson on 6 Feb 1696. Mary (daughter of Nathaniel Dickinson and Hannah Beardsley) was born on 2 Feb 1673. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 11. Mary Smith  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 11 Dec 1700; died on 10 Apr 1763 in Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

  3. 8.  Ichabod Smith Descendancy chart to this point (4.Philip3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 11 Apr 1675; died on 6 Sep 1746.

    Ichabod married Elizabeth Cook on 19 Jul 1698. Elizabeth (daughter of Capt. Aaron Cook and Sarah Westwood) was born on 9 Jan 1677 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 10 Oct 1751 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in Old Hadley Cemetery, Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 12. Dr. Nathaniel Smith  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 16 Feb 1702 in of Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 21 Jul 1789 in Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

  4. 9.  John Smith Descendancy chart to this point (5.John3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 15 May 1665 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 20 Jan 1724 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in Old Hadley Cemetery, Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 20 Jan 1723, Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    John Smith (1665-1724) = Mary Root (1667-1724)
    Deacon John Smith (1697-1784) = Elizabeth Smith (1703-1778)
    Col. Israel Smith (1739-1811) = Abigail Chandler (1741-1791)
    Chloe Smith (1762-1847) = Ensign Rutherford Hayes (1756-1836)
    Rutherford Hayes (1787-1822) = Sophia Birchard (17920-1866)
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893), 19th President of the United States

    John married Mary Root in 1687. Mary (daughter of John Root and Mary Ashley) was born on 22 Sep 1667 in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts; died after 20 Jan 1724; was buried in Old Hadley Cemetery, Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 13. Mary Smith  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 7 May 1689 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 29 Oct 1771 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in Old Center Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut.


Generation: 5

  1. 10.  Abigail Graves Descendancy chart to this point (6.Ebenezer4, 3.Mary3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 18 Feb 1707 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 18 Feb 1706, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts

    Abigail married Bezaleel Sherman on 4 Feb 1732 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. Bezaleel (son of Dr. John Sherman and Abigail Stone) was born on 31 Mar 1703 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts; died in 1779. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 14. Abigail Sherman  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 29 Nov 1732 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.

  2. 11.  Mary Smith Descendancy chart to this point (7.Nathaniel4, 4.Philip3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 11 Dec 1700; died on 10 Apr 1763 in Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

    Mary married Jonathan Dickinson on 2 Apr 1724. Jonathan (son of Deacon Nathaniel Dickinson and Hannah White) was born on 7 Nov 1699; died on 31 Dec 1787 in Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 15. Lt. Noah Dickinson  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1729; died on 28 May 1815 in Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in West Cemetery, Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

  3. 12.  Dr. Nathaniel Smith Descendancy chart to this point (8.Ichabod4, 4.Philip3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 16 Feb 1702 in of Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 21 Jul 1789 in Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    First physician at Amherst, which he moved to as early as 1731.

    Nathaniel married Rebecca Ingram on 11 Nov 1726. Rebecca (daughter of John Ingram and Mehitable Dickinson) was born on 5 Nov 1704; died on 21 Jul 1789. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 16. Dorothy Smith  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 23 Feb 1729; died on 3 Jun 1756.

  4. 13.  Mary Smith Descendancy chart to this point (9.John4, 5.John3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 7 May 1689 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 29 Oct 1771 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in Old Center Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 30 Oct 1771, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut

    Family/Spouse: Thomas Sheldon. Thomas (son of Deacon Thomas Sheldon and Mary Hinsdale) was born on 6 Jun 1688 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 1 Jul 1770 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in Old Center Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 17. Mary Sheldon  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 5 Jul 1713 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 7 Aug 1795 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in West Suffield Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut.
    2. 18. Simeon Sheldon  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 26 Mar 1726 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 1 Feb 1813; was buried in Zion's Hill Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut.


Generation: 6

  1. 14.  Abigail Sherman Descendancy chart to this point (10.Abigail5, 6.Ebenezer4, 3.Mary3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 29 Nov 1732 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.

    Abigail married Joseph Thompson on 19 Feb 1754 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. Joseph (son of James Thompson and Mary) was born on 25 Mar 1733 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts; died in 1795 in Virginia, Coshocton, Ohio; was buried in Virginia, Coshocton, Ohio. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 19. Amherst Thompson  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 20 May 1762 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts; died on 21 May 1857; was buried in Peru Center Cemetery, Peru, Berkshire, Massachusetts.

  2. 15.  Lt. Noah Dickinson Descendancy chart to this point (11.Mary5, 7.Nathaniel4, 4.Philip3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born about 1729; died on 28 May 1815 in Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in West Cemetery, Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 28 Mar 1815

    Noah married Mary Dickinson on 28 Apr 1757. Mary (daughter of Deacon Ebenezer Dickinson and Sarah Kellogg) was born about 1737 in Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 1 Jun 1791. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 20. Mary Dickinson  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 10 Mar 1758 in Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 30 Jul 1835 in Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

  3. 16.  Dorothy Smith Descendancy chart to this point (12.Nathaniel5, 8.Ichabod4, 4.Philip3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 23 Feb 1729; died on 3 Jun 1756.

    Dorothy married Ebenezer Mattoon in 1747. Ebenezer (son of Deacon Eleazar Mattoon) was born on 21 Dec 1720 in Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 21. Maj. Gen. Ebenezer Mattoon  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 19 Aug 1755 in North Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 11 Sep 1843 in Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in West Cemetery, Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

  4. 17.  Mary Sheldon Descendancy chart to this point (13.Mary5, 9.John4, 5.John3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 5 Jul 1713 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 7 Aug 1795 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in West Suffield Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Mary married John Hanchett on 5 Jul 1733 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut. John (son of John Hanchett and Lydia Hayward) was born on 1 Nov 1709 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 8 Dec 1796 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in West Suffield Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 22. David Hanchett  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 8 Jun 1743 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 4 Sep 1819 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in West Suffield Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut.

  5. 18.  Simeon Sheldon Descendancy chart to this point (13.Mary5, 9.John4, 5.John3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 26 Mar 1726 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 1 Feb 1813; was buried in Zion's Hill Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Simeon married Grace Phelps on 10 Nov 1748 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut. Grace (daughter of Timothy Phelps and Abigail Merrick) was born on 15 Sep 1728 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 9 Feb 1824 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in Zion's Hill Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 23. Huldah Sheldon  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 27 Nov 1767 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 21 Aug 1853 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in West Suffield Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut.


Generation: 7

  1. 19.  Amherst Thompson Descendancy chart to this point (14.Abigail6, 10.Abigail5, 6.Ebenezer4, 3.Mary3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 20 May 1762 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts; died on 21 May 1857; was buried in Peru Center Cemetery, Peru, Berkshire, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    He appears to have been served in the Revolution for nine months beginning in July 1779, under Captain Reuben Lilly.

    Family/Spouse: Sarah Clark. Sarah was born in 1767; died on 15 Jan 1852; was buried in Peru Center Cemetery, Peru, Berkshire, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 24. Sarah "Sallie" Thompson  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 3 Jul 1788 in Peru, Berkshire, Massachusetts; died on 13 Feb 1867 in York, Medina, Ohio; was buried in Branch Cemetery, Medina, Medina, Ohio.

  2. 20.  Mary Dickinson Descendancy chart to this point (15.Noah6, 11.Mary5, 7.Nathaniel4, 4.Philip3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 10 Mar 1758 in Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 30 Jul 1835 in Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

    Mary married Maj. Gen. Ebenezer Mattoon on 7 Jul 1779. Ebenezer (son of Ebenezer Mattoon and Dorothy Smith) was born on 19 Aug 1755 in North Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 11 Sep 1843 in Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in West Cemetery, Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 25. Mary Dickinson Mattoon  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 4 Apr 1780; died on 25 Feb 1842.

  3. 21.  Maj. Gen. Ebenezer Mattoon Descendancy chart to this point (16.Dorothy6, 12.Nathaniel5, 8.Ichabod4, 4.Philip3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 19 Aug 1755 in North Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 11 Sep 1843 in Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in West Cemetery, Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts
    • Baptised: 24 Aug 1755

    Notes:

    "MATTOON, Ebenezer, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in North Amherst, Hampshire County, Mass., on August 19, 1755; attended the common schools and received private instruction; was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1776; served in the Revolutionary Army and attained the rank of major; taught school and also engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives in 1781 and 1794; justice of the peace 1782-1796; served in the State senate in 1795 and 1796; served from the rank of captain to that of major general of the Fourth Division, State militia; appointed sheriff of Hampshire County in 1796 and served twenty years; elected as a Federalist to the Sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Samuel Lyman; reelected to the Seventh Congress and served from February 2, 1801, to March 3, 1803; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1812; major general of Massachusetts Militia 1799-1816; adjutant general of the State militia 1816-1818; became totally blind in 1818 and retired from active public life; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1820; died in Amherst, Mass., September 11, 1843; interment in West Cemetery." [Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress]

    Ebenezer married Mary Dickinson on 7 Jul 1779. Mary (daughter of Lt. Noah Dickinson and Mary Dickinson) was born on 10 Mar 1758 in Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 30 Jul 1835 in Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 25. Mary Dickinson Mattoon  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 4 Apr 1780; died on 25 Feb 1842.

  4. 22.  David Hanchett Descendancy chart to this point (17.Mary6, 13.Mary5, 9.John4, 5.John3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 8 Jun 1743 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 4 Sep 1819 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in West Suffield Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut.

    David married Deborah Sheldon on 24 Oct 1765 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut. Deborah (daughter of Phineas Sheldon and Deborah Hathaway) was born on 15 Dec 1745 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; died between 1842 and 1847 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in West Suffield Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 26. Hannah Hanchett  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 2 Feb 1777; died on 4 Apr 1813; was buried in West Suffield Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut.

  5. 23.  Huldah Sheldon Descendancy chart to this point (18.Simeon6, 13.Mary5, 9.John4, 5.John3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 27 Nov 1767 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 21 Aug 1853 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in West Suffield Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Huldah married Daniel Gillette on 24 Nov 1791 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut. Daniel (son of Daniel Gillette and Rachel Southwell) was born on 15 Oct 1758 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 14 Feb 1833 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in West Suffield Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 27. Lucinda Gillette  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 2 Oct 1801 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 27 Apr 1855 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in West Suffield Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut.


Generation: 8

  1. 24.  Sarah "Sallie" Thompson Descendancy chart to this point (19.Amherst7, 14.Abigail6, 10.Abigail5, 6.Ebenezer4, 3.Mary3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 3 Jul 1788 in Peru, Berkshire, Massachusetts; died on 13 Feb 1867 in York, Medina, Ohio; was buried in Branch Cemetery, Medina, Medina, Ohio.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 3 Jul 1788, Hampshire County, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Also called Sarah Thompson.

    Sarah married Elisha Branch on 3 Oct 1810 in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. Elisha (son of Nathan Branch and Elizabeth "Polly" Woodward) was born on 9 Apr 1787 in Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 14 Nov 1856 in York, Medina, Ohio; was buried in Branch Cemetery, Medina, Medina, Ohio. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 28. Sarah Branch  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 9 Apr 1823 in Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 15 Dec 1914 in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan; was buried in Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.

  2. 25.  Mary Dickinson Mattoon Descendancy chart to this point (20.Mary7, 15.Noah6, 11.Mary5, 7.Nathaniel4, 4.Philip3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 4 Apr 1780; died on 25 Feb 1842.

    Mary married Daniel Dwight on 24 Dec 1809. Daniel (son of Capt. Justus Dwight and Sarah Lamb) was born on 7 Sep 1775; died on 5 Nov 1851 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 29. Martha Lyman Dwight  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 25 Dec 1824.

  3. 26.  Hannah Hanchett Descendancy chart to this point (22.David7, 17.Mary6, 13.Mary5, 9.John4, 5.John3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 2 Feb 1777; died on 4 Apr 1813; was buried in West Suffield Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 22 Feb 1777, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut
    • Alternate death: 5 Apr 1813, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut

    Hannah married Benajah Kent on 22 Aug 1799. Benajah (son of Deacon Amos Kent and Sarah Austin) was born on 21 Jul 1746; died on 14 Jun 1821 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in Old Center Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 30. Albert Kent  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 20 Jun 1800 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 10 Mar 1853; was buried in West Suffield Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut.

  4. 27.  Lucinda Gillette Descendancy chart to this point (23.Huldah7, 18.Simeon6, 13.Mary5, 9.John4, 5.John3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 2 Oct 1801 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 27 Apr 1855 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in West Suffield Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Lucinda married Albert Kent on 21 Sep 1825 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut. Albert (son of Benajah Kent and Hannah Hanchett) was born on 20 Jun 1800 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 10 Mar 1853; was buried in West Suffield Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 31. Albert Emmet Kent  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 1 Sep 1830 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 8 Jan 1901 in Genoa, Nance, Nebraska; was buried in Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Cook, Illinois.


Generation: 9

  1. 28.  Sarah Branch Descendancy chart to this point (24.Sarah8, 19.Amherst7, 14.Abigail6, 10.Abigail5, 6.Ebenezer4, 3.Mary3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 9 Apr 1823 in Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 15 Dec 1914 in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan; was buried in Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1813
    • Alternate death: 13 Dec 1914, Lansing, Ingham, Michigan

    Notes:

    History of Medina County and Ohio (citation details below), naming her as a daughter of Elisha Branch and Sallie Thompson of Hampshire County, Massachusetts, calls her "Mrs. Albert Mead, in Michigan".

    From Edythe Alma (Pearsall) Palmer (citation details below):

    Sarah Branch Mead moved from a New York county to the Lansing area with her brood of six, lived in a log cabin and taught her children (plus the neighbors') how to read from newspapers on the walls, before she was able to add a real book to her copy of the Bible and one by Charles Dickens. I have a photo (circa 1903) of her at least 90, wearing her black bombazine highnecked shirtwaist, wearing her gold wedding ring, and reading the Bible. (I don't believe that many women could read at all at that time.) Of course, it paid off. Grandpa Mead became a proofreader for the Detroit Free Press, a Shakespeare scholar and a "reader" in the Christian Science church! He loved to laugh and tell funny stories. I remember the one about the witches in Macbeth.

    Sarah married Albert Cyrus Mead on 7 Jan 1847. Albert was born about 1825 in Cayuga County, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 32. Nathan Cyrus Mead  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 9 Nov 1847 in Medina County, Ohio; died on 17 Oct 1923 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; was buried on 19 Oct 1923 in Summit Cemetery, Williamston, Ingham, Michigan.
    2. 33. Edwin Albert Mead  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 18 Mar 1851 in Williamston, Ingham, Michigan; died on 7 Jun 1932 in Albion, Calhoun, Michigan; was buried on 10 Jun 1932 in Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.

  2. 29.  Martha Lyman Dwight Descendancy chart to this point (25.Mary8, 20.Mary7, 15.Noah6, 11.Mary5, 7.Nathaniel4, 4.Philip3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 25 Dec 1824.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts

    Martha married Elizur Wolcott on 15 Jul 1846. Elizur (son of Elihu Wolcott and Rachel McClintock McClure) was born on 7 Aug 1817; died in Mar 1901 in Berkeley, Alameda, California; was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 34. Mary Mattoon Wolcott  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 14 May 1863 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; died on 22 Aug 1949 in Alameda, Alameda, California; was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois.

  3. 30.  Albert Kent Descendancy chart to this point (26.Hannah8, 22.David7, 17.Mary6, 13.Mary5, 9.John4, 5.John3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 20 Jun 1800 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 10 Mar 1853; was buried in West Suffield Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 10 Mar 1856

    Albert married Lucinda Gillette on 21 Sep 1825 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut. Lucinda (daughter of Daniel Gillette and Huldah Sheldon) was born on 2 Oct 1801 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 27 Apr 1855 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in West Suffield Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 35. Albert Emmet Kent  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 1 Sep 1830 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 8 Jan 1901 in Genoa, Nance, Nebraska; was buried in Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Cook, Illinois.

  4. 31.  Albert Emmet Kent Descendancy chart to this point (27.Lucinda8, 23.Huldah7, 18.Simeon6, 13.Mary5, 9.John4, 5.John3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 1 Sep 1830 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 8 Jan 1901 in Genoa, Nance, Nebraska; was buried in Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Cook, Illinois.

    Notes:

    Described in his son's Yale obituary as a "merchant, banker, and founder of the packing industry in Chicago." Yale B.A., 1853.

    From Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University Deceased from June, 1900, to June, 1910. (citation details below):

    Albert Emmett Kent, son of Albert and Lucinda (Gillette) Kent, was born on September 1, 1830, in Suffield, Conn.

    After graduation he engaged in the grain and produce business with his brother in Chicago with success, but his health at length became so seriously impaired that he sought restoration in the climate of California. In 1871 he purchased a large estate at San Rafael, where he made his home, but business interests called him back to Chicago for part of the time.

    In 1885 he presented to the University funds for the erection of the Kent Chemical Laboratory, and by his will left a generous bequest for the enlargement of that building.

    He died at t,he home of his sister in Genoa, Nebr., on January 8 1901, at the age of 70 years.

    He married on July 28, 1857, Miss Adaline E. Dutton, of Springville, N.Y. She survives him with one son, a graduate of Yale in the class of 1887. A son and daughter died in early life.

    Two 1901 Nance County, Nebraska newspaper clippings posted to Albert Emmet Kent's Find a Grave page:

    First clipping: Albert E. Kent died at Genoa last Wednesday at the home of his niece, Mrs. E. L. Burk, where he was visiting. Mr. Kent was the senior member of the Kent Cattle company. He was 70 years of age and was called the pioneer packer of the west. His remains were taken to Chicago for interment.

    Second clipping: Tuesday at Genoa occurred the sudden death from heart failure of Mr. Wm. Kent, principal stock holder in the Kent cattle company. The deceased was 76 years old and his death was not unexpected as he has been a sufferer for years from heart disease.

    His home was in California, and he was in this county visiting relatives. His remains were taken to Chicago for interment.

    -----

    [Both clippings contributed and transcribed by Linda Berney.]

    Albert married Adaline Elizabeth Dutton on 28 Jul 1857 in Springville, Erie, New York. Adaline (daughter of Alva Dutton and Elizabeth Holt) was born on 3 Mar 1834 in Colden, Erie, New York; died on 16 Mar 1914 in Ogden, Weber, Utah; was buried in Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Cook, Illinois. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 36. Rep. William Kent  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 29 Mar 1864 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois; died on 13 Mar 1928 in Kentfield, Marin, California.


Generation: 10

  1. 32.  Nathan Cyrus Mead Descendancy chart to this point (28.Sarah9, 24.Sarah8, 19.Amherst7, 14.Abigail6, 10.Abigail5, 6.Ebenezer4, 3.Mary3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 9 Nov 1847 in Medina County, Ohio; died on 17 Oct 1923 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; was buried on 19 Oct 1923 in Summit Cemetery, Williamston, Ingham, Michigan.

  2. 33.  Edwin Albert Mead Descendancy chart to this point (28.Sarah9, 24.Sarah8, 19.Amherst7, 14.Abigail6, 10.Abigail5, 6.Ebenezer4, 3.Mary3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 18 Mar 1851 in Williamston, Ingham, Michigan; died on 7 Jun 1932 in Albion, Calhoun, Michigan; was buried on 10 Jun 1932 in Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.

    Notes:

    According to his obituary in the Detroit Free Press, he was a compositor for them (1880-1890), not a proofreader as reported in his granddaughter Edythe Alma (Pearsall) Palmer's undated letter quoted in our entry on his mother. From 1890 until his retirement in 1926, he was a customs officer in Detroit. According to Edythe Alma (Pearsall) Palmer, he was also an amateur Shakespeare scholar. He must have been well-liked; obituary notices appeared for him in newspapers in Detroit, Lansing, and Battle Creek.

    Edwin married Carolyn Green on 22 Jan 1873 in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan. Carolyn (daughter of Capt. John Green) was born on 22 Jan 1852 in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan; died on 22 Jun 1932 in Albion, Calhoun, Michigan. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 37. Angeline Alma Mead  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 21 Mar 1881.

  3. 34.  Mary Mattoon Wolcott Descendancy chart to this point (29.Martha9, 25.Mary8, 20.Mary7, 15.Noah6, 11.Mary5, 7.Nathaniel4, 4.Philip3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 14 May 1863 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; died on 22 Aug 1949 in Alameda, Alameda, California; was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois.

    Notes:

    Called in many sources May Matoon Wolcott. According to a letter from John Dyer-Bennet to his sister Miriam, 3 Dec 1975, her given name was actually Mary. She attended Wellesley as a member of the class of 1885, but did not graduate.

    Her ashes were interred with those of her father.

    Mary married Edward Bull Clapp on 22 Dec 1886 in Morgan, Illinois. Edward (son of Rev. Charles Wells Clapp and Jane Pray Bassett) was born on 14 Apr 1856 in Cheshire, New Haven, Connecticut; died on 6 Feb 1919 in Berkeley, Alameda, California; was buried in Godfrey Cemetery, Godfrey, Madison, Illinois. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 38. Miriam Wolcott Clapp  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 10 Nov 1890 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; died on 30 May 1973 in Alameda, Alameda, California.

  4. 35.  Albert Emmet Kent Descendancy chart to this point (30.Albert9, 26.Hannah8, 22.David7, 17.Mary6, 13.Mary5, 9.John4, 5.John3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 1 Sep 1830 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 8 Jan 1901 in Genoa, Nance, Nebraska; was buried in Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Cook, Illinois.

    Notes:

    Described in his son's Yale obituary as a "merchant, banker, and founder of the packing industry in Chicago." Yale B.A., 1853.

    From Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University Deceased from June, 1900, to June, 1910. (citation details below):

    Albert Emmett Kent, son of Albert and Lucinda (Gillette) Kent, was born on September 1, 1830, in Suffield, Conn.

    After graduation he engaged in the grain and produce business with his brother in Chicago with success, but his health at length became so seriously impaired that he sought restoration in the climate of California. In 1871 he purchased a large estate at San Rafael, where he made his home, but business interests called him back to Chicago for part of the time.

    In 1885 he presented to the University funds for the erection of the Kent Chemical Laboratory, and by his will left a generous bequest for the enlargement of that building.

    He died at t,he home of his sister in Genoa, Nebr., on January 8 1901, at the age of 70 years.

    He married on July 28, 1857, Miss Adaline E. Dutton, of Springville, N.Y. She survives him with one son, a graduate of Yale in the class of 1887. A son and daughter died in early life.

    Two 1901 Nance County, Nebraska newspaper clippings posted to Albert Emmet Kent's Find a Grave page:

    First clipping: Albert E. Kent died at Genoa last Wednesday at the home of his niece, Mrs. E. L. Burk, where he was visiting. Mr. Kent was the senior member of the Kent Cattle company. He was 70 years of age and was called the pioneer packer of the west. His remains were taken to Chicago for interment.

    Second clipping: Tuesday at Genoa occurred the sudden death from heart failure of Mr. Wm. Kent, principal stock holder in the Kent cattle company. The deceased was 76 years old and his death was not unexpected as he has been a sufferer for years from heart disease.

    His home was in California, and he was in this county visiting relatives. His remains were taken to Chicago for interment.

    -----

    [Both clippings contributed and transcribed by Linda Berney.]

    Albert married Adaline Elizabeth Dutton on 28 Jul 1857 in Springville, Erie, New York. Adaline (daughter of Alva Dutton and Elizabeth Holt) was born on 3 Mar 1834 in Colden, Erie, New York; died on 16 Mar 1914 in Ogden, Weber, Utah; was buried in Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Cook, Illinois. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 39. Rep. William Kent  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 29 Mar 1864 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois; died on 13 Mar 1928 in Kentfield, Marin, California.

  5. 36.  Rep. William Kent Descendancy chart to this point (31.Albert9, 27.Lucinda8, 23.Huldah7, 18.Simeon6, 13.Mary5, 9.John4, 5.John3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 29 Mar 1864 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois; died on 13 Mar 1928 in Kentfield, Marin, California.

    Notes:

    The person for whom Kentfield, California was named.

    Rep. married Elizabeth Thacher on 26 Feb 1890 in Nordhoff, California. Elizabeth (daughter of Thomas Anthony Thacher and Elizabeth Baldwin Sherman) was born on 22 Sep 1868 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; died on 14 Aug 1952 in Marin, California. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 40. Elizabeth Sherman Thatcher Kent  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 8 Jan 1894 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois; died on 12 Jan 1952 in Marin, California.


Generation: 11

  1. 37.  Angeline Alma Mead Descendancy chart to this point (33.Edwin10, 28.Sarah9, 24.Sarah8, 19.Amherst7, 14.Abigail6, 10.Abigail5, 6.Ebenezer4, 3.Mary3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 21 Mar 1881.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1884, Michigan
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1885, Michigan

    Angeline married Arthur Hamilton Pearsall on 3 Jun 1906 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. Arthur (son of William Augustus Pearsall and Angeline Quigley) was born on 11 Dec 1883 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; died in Apr 1974. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 41. Edythe Alma Pearsall  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 25 May 1921; died on 20 Mar 2008 in DuPage County, Illinois; was buried in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Will, Illinois.

  2. 38.  Miriam Wolcott ClappMiriam Wolcott Clapp Descendancy chart to this point (34.Mary10, 29.Martha9, 25.Mary8, 20.Mary7, 15.Noah6, 11.Mary5, 7.Nathaniel4, 4.Philip3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 10 Nov 1890 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; died on 30 May 1973 in Alameda, Alameda, California.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 10 Oct 1890, Illinois

    Miriam married Maj. Richard Stewart Dyer-Bennet on 17 Feb 1912 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England, and was divorced in 1955. Richard (son of Frederick Stewart Hotham Dyer and Adelaide Annie Taylor) was born on 6 Oct 1886 in The Lyons, Enville, Staffordshire, England; died in 1983. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 42. Richard Dyer-Bennet  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 6 Oct 1913 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England; died on 14 Dec 1991 in Monterey, Berkshire, Massachusetts.
    2. 43. John Dyer-Bennet  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 17 Apr 1915 in England; died on 19 Mar 2002.

  3. 39.  Rep. William Kent Descendancy chart to this point (35.Albert10, 30.Albert9, 26.Hannah8, 22.David7, 17.Mary6, 13.Mary5, 9.John4, 5.John3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 29 Mar 1864 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois; died on 13 Mar 1928 in Kentfield, Marin, California.

    Notes:

    The person for whom Kentfield, California was named.

    Rep. married Elizabeth Thacher on 26 Feb 1890 in Nordhoff, California. Elizabeth (daughter of Thomas Anthony Thacher and Elizabeth Baldwin Sherman) was born on 22 Sep 1868 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; died on 14 Aug 1952 in Marin, California. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 44. Elizabeth Sherman Thatcher Kent  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 8 Jan 1894 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois; died on 12 Jan 1952 in Marin, California.

  4. 40.  Elizabeth Sherman Thatcher Kent Descendancy chart to this point (36.Rep.10, 31.Albert9, 27.Lucinda8, 23.Huldah7, 18.Simeon6, 13.Mary5, 9.John4, 5.John3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 8 Jan 1894 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois; died on 12 Jan 1952 in Marin, California.

    Elizabeth married George Stanleigh Arnold on 26 Feb 1915 in Washington, D.C.. George (son of George Sumner Arnold and Evelyn Greenwood Thompson) was born on 3 Apr 1881 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; died on 18 Jan 1942 in Marin, California. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 45. Elizabeth Sherman "Bibba" Arnold  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 2 Dec 1915 in San Francisco, San Francisco, California; died on 18 Sep 1992 in Los Altos, Santa Clara, California.


Generation: 12

  1. 41.  Edythe Alma PearsallEdythe Alma Pearsall Descendancy chart to this point (37.Angeline11, 33.Edwin10, 28.Sarah9, 24.Sarah8, 19.Amherst7, 14.Abigail6, 10.Abigail5, 6.Ebenezer4, 3.Mary3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 25 May 1921; died on 20 Mar 2008 in DuPage County, Illinois; was buried in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Will, Illinois.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1922, Michigan

    Edythe married William Ellsworth Palmer on 15 Feb 1951 in Cook County, Illinois. William (son of Claude Hutchinson Palmer and Grace Elizabeth Howell) was born on 24 Oct 1922 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana; died on 11 Mar 2005; was buried in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Will, Illinois. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 46. (Private)  Descendancy chart to this point

  2. 42.  Richard Dyer-Bennet Descendancy chart to this point (38.Miriam11, 34.Mary10, 29.Martha9, 25.Mary8, 20.Mary7, 15.Noah6, 11.Mary5, 7.Nathaniel4, 4.Philip3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 6 Oct 1913 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England; died on 14 Dec 1991 in Monterey, Berkshire, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    From Britannica.com (accessed 11 Sep 2020):

    Richard Dyer-Bennet, (born October 6, 1913, Leicester, Leicestershire, England—died December 14, 1991, Monterey, Massachusetts, U.S.), British-born American tenor and guitarist who helped to revive the popularity of folk music through his concert performances, recordings, compositions, and teaching.

    Though born in England, Dyer-Bennet grew up in Canada and California and attended the University of California at Berkeley (1932–35), where he studied English and music. (He became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1935.) After visiting Swedish folklorist Sven Scholander in 1935, Dyer-Bennet adopted Scholander's trinity of song interpretation—poetry, melody, and lute accompaniment. In 1944, though, he switched to the Spanish guitar and gave the first of what would become annual solo concerts at New York City's Town Hall; the impresario Sol Hurok signed him for national and foreign tours for many years. He gained a cult following with his approximately 800 songs (including about 100 of his own composition) that ranged through British and French ballads, European medieval songs, Swedish shepherd tunes, and American cowboy songs. Curiously, though identified as a folk singer, he preferred the label minstrel or troubadour.

    Dyer-Bennet stopped giving concerts after a stroke in 1972 limited use of his left hand. From 1970 to 1983 he taught at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.


  3. 43.  John Dyer-BennetJohn Dyer-Bennet Descendancy chart to this point (38.Miriam11, 34.Mary10, 29.Martha9, 25.Mary8, 20.Mary7, 15.Noah6, 11.Mary5, 7.Nathaniel4, 4.Philip3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 17 Apr 1915 in England; died on 19 Mar 2002.

    Notes:

    One of DDB's six proven "gateway ancestors." DDB is unique in this database in that one of his gateway ancestors is a parent.

    John married Mary Abby Randall on 14 Jun 1951 in San Francisco, San Francisco, California. Mary (daughter of George Burdett Randall and Hester Worth) was born on 24 Nov 1923 in Los Angeles, California; died in 2012. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 47. David Dyer-Bennet  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1954.

  4. 44.  Elizabeth Sherman Thatcher Kent Descendancy chart to this point (39.Rep.11, 35.Albert10, 30.Albert9, 26.Hannah8, 22.David7, 17.Mary6, 13.Mary5, 9.John4, 5.John3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 8 Jan 1894 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois; died on 12 Jan 1952 in Marin, California.

    Elizabeth married George Stanleigh Arnold on 26 Feb 1915 in Washington, D.C.. George (son of George Sumner Arnold and Evelyn Greenwood Thompson) was born on 3 Apr 1881 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; died on 18 Jan 1942 in Marin, California. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 48. Elizabeth Sherman "Bibba" Arnold  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 2 Dec 1915 in San Francisco, San Francisco, California; died on 18 Sep 1992 in Los Altos, Santa Clara, California.

  5. 45.  Elizabeth Sherman "Bibba" Arnold Descendancy chart to this point (40.Elizabeth11, 36.Rep.10, 31.Albert9, 27.Lucinda8, 23.Huldah7, 18.Simeon6, 13.Mary5, 9.John4, 5.John3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 2 Dec 1915 in San Francisco, San Francisco, California; died on 18 Sep 1992 in Los Altos, Santa Clara, California.

    Notes:

    http://www.sfgenealogy.com/boards/mcobits/archive4/5426.html:

    Elizabeth 'Bibbs' [sic] Arnold of Los Altos, a mathematician, environmentalist and wildlife advocate who helped crack the Japanese code during World War II, died Friday, Sept. 18, 1992, at her Los Altos Hills home of lung cancer. She was 76.

    A native of San Francisco, Dr. Arnold was reared in Marin County and was the oldest grandchild of Rep. William Kent, for whom the city of Kentfield was named.

    The daughter of a prominent San Francisco attorney, Eugene Arnold, she attended the Katherine Branson School in Ross and graduated first in her class in 1932. The school later named a day in her honor after she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa at Vassar College in her junior year.

    After graduating from Vassar in 1937, Dr. Arnold earned her Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1941.

    During World War II, Dr. Arnold was recruited by the Navy and worked on a team of cryptographers cracking Japanese codes, for which she received a Meritorious Civilian Service Award.

    In the 1960s, Dr. Arnold worked on machine language translation at Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. Inc.

    After her retirement in 1969, Dr. Arnold helped establish a recycling center in Los Altos and worked with Wildlife Rescue, helping injured animals.

    Dr. Arnold is survived by her husband of 46 years, Dr. William Francis Whitmore of Los Altos; four sons, Charles Whitmore of Washington, D.C., Edward Whitmore of San Francisco, Thomas Whitmore of Oakland and Peter Whitmore of Victoria, B.C. Also surviving are her brothers, George Stanleigh Arnold of Kentfield, Peter Arnold of Grass Valley and Anthony Arnold of Novato.

    -----

    Note that the above obituary is in error in two respects. Her father was George Stanleigh Arnold, not Eugene Arnold; and her family nickname was "Bibba", not "Bibbs."

    Her page at the Mathematics Genealogy Project is here, showing her to be a generation of advisors closer to Felix Klein than her husband was.

    -----

    Elizabeth Sherman Arnold and William Francis Whitmore were 7th cousins, both being 6XG-grandchildren of Col. John Lane (1661-1715) and Susanna Whipple (1661-1713).

    Elizabeth married William Francis Whitmore on 1 Nov 1946. William (son of Charles Edward Whitmore and Elizabeth Manning Gardiner) was born on 6 Jan 1916 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 6 Jan 1996. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 49. Thomas Sherman Whitmore  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 10 Feb 1953 in Washington, D.C..


Generation: 13

  1. 46.  (Private) Descendancy chart to this point (41.Edythe12, 37.Angeline11, 33.Edwin10, 28.Sarah9, 24.Sarah8, 19.Amherst7, 14.Abigail6, 10.Abigail5, 6.Ebenezer4, 3.Mary3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1)

    Family/Spouse: (Private). [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 50. Ada Louise Grace Palmer  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 9 Jun 1981 in Washington, D.C..

  2. 47.  David Dyer-Bennet Descendancy chart to this point (43.John12, 38.Miriam11, 34.Mary10, 29.Martha9, 25.Mary8, 20.Mary7, 15.Noah6, 11.Mary5, 7.Nathaniel4, 4.Philip3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born in 1954.

    Notes:

    Heir apparent to the Swinnerton-Dyer baronetcy, most recently held by Peter Swinnerton-Dyer, who died 26 Dec 2018.

    David married Pamela Collins Dean on 30 Dec 1982 in Hennepin County, Minnesota. Pamela was born on 18 Jan 1953 in Illinois. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  3. 48.  Elizabeth Sherman "Bibba" Arnold Descendancy chart to this point (44.Elizabeth12, 39.Rep.11, 35.Albert10, 30.Albert9, 26.Hannah8, 22.David7, 17.Mary6, 13.Mary5, 9.John4, 5.John3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 2 Dec 1915 in San Francisco, San Francisco, California; died on 18 Sep 1992 in Los Altos, Santa Clara, California.

    Notes:

    http://www.sfgenealogy.com/boards/mcobits/archive4/5426.html:

    Elizabeth 'Bibbs' [sic] Arnold of Los Altos, a mathematician, environmentalist and wildlife advocate who helped crack the Japanese code during World War II, died Friday, Sept. 18, 1992, at her Los Altos Hills home of lung cancer. She was 76.

    A native of San Francisco, Dr. Arnold was reared in Marin County and was the oldest grandchild of Rep. William Kent, for whom the city of Kentfield was named.

    The daughter of a prominent San Francisco attorney, Eugene Arnold, she attended the Katherine Branson School in Ross and graduated first in her class in 1932. The school later named a day in her honor after she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa at Vassar College in her junior year.

    After graduating from Vassar in 1937, Dr. Arnold earned her Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1941.

    During World War II, Dr. Arnold was recruited by the Navy and worked on a team of cryptographers cracking Japanese codes, for which she received a Meritorious Civilian Service Award.

    In the 1960s, Dr. Arnold worked on machine language translation at Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. Inc.

    After her retirement in 1969, Dr. Arnold helped establish a recycling center in Los Altos and worked with Wildlife Rescue, helping injured animals.

    Dr. Arnold is survived by her husband of 46 years, Dr. William Francis Whitmore of Los Altos; four sons, Charles Whitmore of Washington, D.C., Edward Whitmore of San Francisco, Thomas Whitmore of Oakland and Peter Whitmore of Victoria, B.C. Also surviving are her brothers, George Stanleigh Arnold of Kentfield, Peter Arnold of Grass Valley and Anthony Arnold of Novato.

    -----

    Note that the above obituary is in error in two respects. Her father was George Stanleigh Arnold, not Eugene Arnold; and her family nickname was "Bibba", not "Bibbs."

    Her page at the Mathematics Genealogy Project is here, showing her to be a generation of advisors closer to Felix Klein than her husband was.

    -----

    Elizabeth Sherman Arnold and William Francis Whitmore were 7th cousins, both being 6XG-grandchildren of Col. John Lane (1661-1715) and Susanna Whipple (1661-1713).

    Elizabeth married William Francis Whitmore on 1 Nov 1946. William (son of Charles Edward Whitmore and Elizabeth Manning Gardiner) was born on 6 Jan 1916 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 6 Jan 1996. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 51. Thomas Sherman Whitmore  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 10 Feb 1953 in Washington, D.C..

  4. 49.  Thomas Sherman Whitmore Descendancy chart to this point (45.Elizabeth12, 40.Elizabeth11, 36.Rep.10, 31.Albert9, 27.Lucinda8, 23.Huldah7, 18.Simeon6, 13.Mary5, 9.John4, 5.John3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 10 Feb 1953 in Washington, D.C..


Generation: 14

  1. 50.  Ada Louise Grace Palmer Descendancy chart to this point (46.(Private)13, 41.Edythe12, 37.Angeline11, 33.Edwin10, 28.Sarah9, 24.Sarah8, 19.Amherst7, 14.Abigail6, 10.Abigail5, 6.Ebenezer4, 3.Mary3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 9 Jun 1981 in Washington, D.C..

  2. 51.  Thomas Sherman Whitmore Descendancy chart to this point (48.Elizabeth13, 44.Elizabeth12, 39.Rep.11, 35.Albert10, 30.Albert9, 26.Hannah8, 22.David7, 17.Mary6, 13.Mary5, 9.John4, 5.John3, 2.Samuel2, 1.John1) was born on 10 Feb 1953 in Washington, D.C..