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Perkins, Jabez (b. 11 MAY 1677, d. 15 JAN 1742)

Note: Jabez Perkins moved to Norwich from Ipswich with two of his brothers in 1695. He bought about 2000 acres in Norwich, and soon had a leading role in Norwich affairs. He was very prosperous.
Given Name: Jabez
Death: 15 JAN 1742 Norwich, Connecticut
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Lathrop, Hannah (b. 6 JAN 1677, d. 14 APR 1721)
Given Name: Hannah
Death: 14 APR 1721 Norwich, Connecticut
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Backus, Joseph (b. 6 SEP 1667, d. 23 DEC 1740)
Note: Joseph Backus received a large legacy from his father, including lands in Saybrook and Norwich. He was later granted additional land by the town of Norwich to set up a shop and a coal-house.

He served as lieutenant of the training band in 1708 and was a member of the General Assembly between 1704 and 1733. He was also a justice of the peace, a substantial office at that time.

He opposed the "Saybrook Platform" and withdrew from the church at Norwich when it was accepted.

F. M. Caulkins, in her history of the town of Norwich, says that goat-raising "became a source of profit, and though no laws had then been made for their restraint, who can blame Joseph Tracy for impounding fifty-four belonging to Joseph Backus, which like an invading army invaded his lands in 1722?"
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: Backus
Title: William W. Backus, A Genealogical Memoir of the Backus Family (Norwich, C
onn.: Press of the Bulletin Co., 1890.)
onn.: Press of the Bulletin Co., 1890.
Given Name: Joseph
Death: 23 DEC 1740 Norwich, Connecticut
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Huntington, Elizabeth (b. 6 OCT 1669, d. 24 AUG 1762)
Note: Although all eight of Elizabeth Huntington's children lived to adulthood--unusual in those days of very high infant and childhood mortality--she lived to such a great age herself that she lived to bury five of them.
Given Name: Elizabeth
Death: 24 AUG 1762 Norwich, Connecticut
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Tracy, John (b. 19 JAN 1673, d. 27 MAR 1726)
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: Tracy Genealogy
Title: Evert E. Tracy, M.D., Tracy Genealogy: Ancestors and Descendants of Lie
utenant Thomas Tracy of Norwich, Conn., 1660 (Albany, N.Y.: Loel Munsel
l's Sons, Publishers, 1898)
utenant Thomas Tracy of Norwich, Conn., 1660
tenant Thomas Tracy of Norwich, Conn., 1660. Albany, N.Y.: Loel Munsell
's Sons, Publishers, 1898.
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: The Leffingwell Record
Title: Abbott L. Leffingwell and Charles Wesley Leffingwell, The Leffingwell R
ecord: A genealogy of the Descendants of Lieut. Thomas Leffingwell (Aur
ora, New York: Leffingwell Publishing Company, 1897)
ecord: A genealogy of the Descendants of Lieut. Thomas Leffingwell
ecord: A genealogy of the Descendants of Lieut. Thomas Leffingwell. Aur
ora, New York: Leffingwell Publishing Company, 1897.
Given Name: John
Death: 27 MAR 1726 Norwich, Connecticut
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Leffingwell, Elizabeth (b. NOV 1676, d. 25 OCT 1737)
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: The Leffingwell Record
Title: Abbott L. Leffingwell and Charles Wesley Leffingwell, The Leffingwell R
ecord: A genealogy of the Descendants of Lieut. Thomas Leffingwell (Aur
ora, New York: Leffingwell Publishing Company, 1897)
ecord: A genealogy of the Descendants of Lieut. Thomas Leffingwell
ecord: A genealogy of the Descendants of Lieut. Thomas Leffingwell. Aur
ora, New York: Leffingwell Publishing Company, 1897.
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: Tracy Genealogy
Title: Evert E. Tracy, M.D., Tracy Genealogy: Ancestors and Descendants of Lie
utenant Thomas Tracy of Norwich, Conn., 1660 (Albany, N.Y.: Loel Munsel
l's Sons, Publishers, 1898)
utenant Thomas Tracy of Norwich, Conn., 1660
tenant Thomas Tracy of Norwich, Conn., 1660. Albany, N.Y.: Loel Munsell
's Sons, Publishers, 1898.
Given Name: Elizabeth
Death: 25 OCT 1737 Norwich, Connecticut
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Moore, John (b. 1658, d. 25 NOV 1732)
Note: John Moore's ancestry is not known. The frequently given descent from the Moores of Fawley, Berkshire, has been shown to be false. Still, it is evident that he was well-educated and well-connected. Further research is indicated to find which family he comes from.

After passing the bar, he emigrated to South Carolina in 1680 where he was appointed Secretary of the Province of Carolina South and West of Cape Fear on June 21 1682 and Receiver General and Escheator General on September 29 1683. He served as Deputy to the Lord Proprietor and Count Palatine, Sir Peter Colleton, and thus was a member of the King's Grand Council.

A friend and protege of Robert Quarry, who was briefly governor of South Carolina, Moore moved at Quarry's behest to Philadelphia in 1695 or 1696 to help establish an Anglican Tory party there as a counterweight to the Quakers. He was a founder and vestryman of Christ Church, the oldest Anglican church in Pennsylvania, and is buried in the church, although the exact site of the grave has been lost.

He was appointed advocate for the court of vice-admiralty for the province in 1698 and in 1700 was appointed King's Attorney General for Pennsylvania. William Penn confirmed this appointment and also made him register-general for the province. He was disloyal to Penn, however, in the quarrel between Penn and Quarry, who had become judge of the vice-admiralty court and leader of the Tory party, and was removed from office.

In 1704 he was appointed collector of the port of Philadelphia--an office in the gift of the government in London--and served in that very lucrative post, and as deputy collector, until his death, when he left a very considerable estate.

John Moore was the first American to refer to Masonic activity in North America, writing in a letter dated 1715 that he had "spent a few evenings of Masonic festivity with my Masonic Brethren."

There is an article on John Moore in the <i>Dictionary of American Biography</i>.
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: DAB
Title: Dictionary of American Biography
Given Name: John
Death: 25 NOV 1732 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Axtell, Rebecca (b. )
Given Name: Rebecca
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Starr, Thomas (b. 1615, d. 26 OCT 1658)
Note: Thomas Starr came to New England as a grown man, trained as a doctor, and lived in Duxbury, Scituate, Yarmouth, and Charlestown, where he was clerk of the writs. On May 17 1637 he was appointed surgeon to the forces being sent against the Pequot Indians.

In the records of the General Court held at Boston on Oct 19 1658 there appears the following:

"Whereas Mr. Thomas Starr, deceased, hauing left a desolat widdow and eight smale children was ye chirurgeon of one of the companjes yt went against the Pequots in ansr to the request of seuerall gentn on ye behalf the court judgeth it meete to grannt fower hundred acres of land to the sajd widow and children and doe hereby impower ye Tresurer and capt Norton to make sale or otherwise dispose of the sajd lands as may best conduct to ye benefit of the widdow and children, as they shall see meete."
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: Marshall
Title: Information from John Marshall's website. To be checked.
Given Name: Thomas
Death: 26 OCT 1658 Charlestown, Massachusetts
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----------, Rachel (b. )
Given Name: Rachel
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Sherwood, Thomas (b. ABT 1586, d. BEF 7 SEP 1655)
Note: Thomas Sherwood was one of the seventeen original settlers of Fairfield, Connecticut, having immigrated in 1634 aboard the ship Frances, and passed through Boston, Weatherfield, and Stamford.

He served as a seputy in the General Court and as a committeeman. He fought in the Pequot War.

His name appears in several suits for slander as the plaintiff, two against Henry Graye and one against Jehue Burr, all of which he won. In the last he was awarded the sum of forty pounds, a very large sum for that time.
Given Name: Thomas
Death: BEF 7 SEP 1655 Fairfield, Connecticut
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----------, Mary (b. )
Note: Mary Fitch was an open partisan of Gooddame Knapp, and her husband appeared as a witness at her witchcraft trial. She accompanied her to the gallows and after she was hanged, prevented the desecration of her body by the mob.
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: NEHGR--CONN.
Title: Genealogies of Connecticut Families
Page: Vol. II, p. 425.
Given Name: Mary
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Fitch, Thomas (b. 24 OCT 1612, d. BEF 19 MAY 1704)
Given Name: Thomas
Death: BEF 19 MAY 1704 Norwalk, Connecticut
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Stacie, Anne (b. )
Given Name: Anne
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Warde, Andrew (b. Probably 1597, d. BEF 20 OCT 1659)
Note: Andrew Warde (all his descendants would drop the final e) came to Massachusetts on the same ship as John Winthrop, Sir Richard Saltonstall, and other famous immigrants. He settled first in Watertown, Massachusetts, where he was admitted as a freeman in 1634.

He was one of the first settlers of Wethersfield, Connecticut, where he served as a collector of rates and from where he served in the upper house of the General Court. He moved again, this time to Stamford, in 1640, and served there as constable in 1642 and magistrate in 1646. He moved finally to Fairfield in 1651.

Andrew Ward was one of the earliest and most important settlers of Connecticut and seems to have had a passion for settling towns, being a founder of no fewer than four of them.

His estate was appraised at 242 pounds.

Among his almost innumerable descendants are Henry Ward Beecher, the most famous American preacher of the nineteenth century; the latter's sister, Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin; General Joseph Wheeler, hero of the Confederacy and the Spanish-American War; Helen Louise Leonard, better known as Lillian Russell; and Henry Fairfield Osborne, the great paleontologist and director of the American Museum of Natural History.
Given Name: Andrew
Death: BEF 20 OCT 1659 Fairfield, Connecticut
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Sherman, Hester (b. 1 APR 1606, d. AFT 27 DEC 1665)
Given Name: Hester
Death: AFT 27 DEC 1665
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Fitch, Thomas (b. BEF 1583, d. JAN 1632)
Note: Thomas Fitch inherited considerable property from his father, He was involved in the cloth trade, traditional in Bocking, and prospered greatly, despite depression in the industry as a whole.

In his will he disposed of 1800 pounds by specific bequest and his wife, the executrix, had to post a bond of no less than 2000 pounds to guarantee that the other terms of the will were carried out.

Thomas is the ancestor of all the American Fitches. Among them are Governor Thomas Fitch of colonial Connecticut; John Fitch, who designed the first practical (but not very practical) steamboat; and Clyde Fitch, the enormously successful turn-of-the-century playwright.
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: A Fitch Family History
Title: John T. Fitch (Picton Press, Camden, Maine, 1990, 1994)
Given Name: Thomas
Death: JAN 1632 England
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Reeve, Anne (b. , d. AFT 1669)
Given Name: Anne
Death: AFT 1669 Probably Hartford, Connecticut
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Stacie, William (b. , d. AFT 6 JAN 1650/51)
Given Name: William
Death: AFT 6 JAN 1650/51
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Garrold, Anne (or Agnes) (b. )
Given Name: Anne (or Agnes)
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