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Families of the Children of William3 Washburn and Hannah Wooster

 

 

         The children of William Washburn and Hannah Wooster remained primarily in Derby, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony. Research is ongoing on these families, particularly on the grandchildren, and further research will result in more information in the future. I have included the Canfield grandchildren of William Washburn and Hannah Wooster, and do not intend to carry these families further.

 

 

 

 

William1 Washburn

 

 

Hope2 Washburn

 

 

 

 

Jane2 Nicholls

 

William3 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

Francis1 Stiles

 

 

Mary2 Stiles

 

 

 

 

Sarah

Ruth4 Washburn

 

 

 

Ephraim4 Washburn

 

 

 

Joseph4 Washburn

 

 

 

John4 Washburn

 

 

 

Edward4 Washburn

 

 

 

Gideon4 Washburn

 

 

 

Sarah4 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

Edward1 Wooster

 

 

Hannah2 Wooster

 

 

 

 

Tabitha Tomlinson

 

 

(279.) Ruth4 Washburn, eldest daughter of (93) William3 Washburn, (51) Hope2, (30) William1; born in Derby, New Haven Co., CT, on 6 July 1697,[1] married Abriam Canfield, son of Thomas and Rebecca (Atkinson) Canfield (Jr.),[2] on 12 Sept. 1717 in Derby.[3] He was baptized on 5 Jan. 1689/90 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT,[4] a grandson of Thomas and Phebe (Crane) Canfield, of Milford, CT,[5] and Abriam Canfield was probably born in Milford, CT.

         Abriam and Ruth Canfield lived in Derby, New Haven Co., CT. He died testate in 1772, and his will was probated in June 1772. She died on 24 Sept. 1784, aged 88 years.[6]

         Ruth Washburn and Abriam Canfield had children:

         862     i   Joseph Canfield, born on 1 Oct. 1719 in Derby, CT,[7] married Sarah “Sary” Stilson, daughter of Moses and Charity (Bailey) Stilson,[8] on 3 Sept. 1746 in Derby.[9] She was born ca. 1725,[10] and they lived in Derby. He died on 14 July 1784 in Derby, CT,[11] and she died on 25 Jan. 1793, aged 67 years.[12] Joseph Canfield and Sarah Stilson had children:

a. Ruth Canfield, born on 6 Feb. 1748, died on 31 Oct. 1749 in Derby, CT.[13]

b. Ruth Canfield, born on 20 Feb. 1750 in Derby,[14] married Ranford/Ransford Whitney on 26 Sept. 1773 in Derby.[15] They were living in Watertown, Litchfield Co., CT, in the 1790 federal census.[16]

c. Ann Canfield, born on 17 Oct. 1751 in Derby,[17] married Joseph Riggs “3rd”, of Derby, possibly son of Ebenezer and Rachel (Peck) Riggs (Jr.),[18] on 13 Nov. 1775 in Derby.[19] He was born on 17 Aug. 1753 in Derby,[20] a grandson supposedly of Ebenezer and Lois (Hawkins) Riggs, of Derby. He was probably one of the three Joseph Riggs living in Derby, CT, in the 1790 federal census.[21]

d. Abiel Canfield, a son, born on 6 Apr. 1753 in Derby,[22] married Mary Barlow, of Stratford, CT,[23] on 23 Dec. 1779 in Derby.[24] He was probably the Abiel Canfield living in Derby, CT, in the 1790 federal census,[25] and he died on 6 Dec. 1812, aged 59 years.[26]

e. Sarah Canfield, born on 19 Mar. 1755 in Derby,[27] was still unmarried in 1783.[28]

f. Charity Canfield, born on 1 Feb. 1758, died on 2 Feb. 1758 in Derby.[29]

g. Abraham Canfield, born on 20 June 1759 in Derby,[30] married Mabel J. Johnson, daughter of Isaac and Lois (Hopkins) Johnson, on 6 Oct. 1784 in Derby.[31] She was born on 27 Nov. 1766 in Derby.[32] He died on 24 Nov. 1789.[33]

h. Daniel Canfield, born on 21 Mar. 1761 in Derby,[34] married Anna Hurd, daughter of Zadock Hurd, of Woodbury, CT, on 11 Jan. 1789.[35] She was born on 13 Aug. 1765.[36] He was probably living in Derby, CT, in the 1790 federal census.[37] He died on 25 Dec. 1818 in Seymour, CT, and she died on 21 Jan. 1827.[38]

         863     ii   John Canfield, born on 31 Mar. 1721 in Derby,[39] married 1.) Elisabeth Johnson, of Derby, in Mar. 1751 in Derby.[40] She died, however, on 8 Sept. 1751 in Derby,[41] and he remarried to 2.) “Mrs.” Martha Judd, of Derby, on 20 Nov. 1753 in Derby,[42] and 3.) Sarah (___).[43] He also lived in Derby. He was not a head of household in Derby, CT, in the 1790 federal census. John Canfield had children by Martha Judd:

a. David Canfield, born on 6 Nov. 1754 in Derby,[44] married Patience Durand.[45] He was probably the David Canfield living in Derby, CT, in the 1790 federal census.[46]

b. Bette Canfield, born on 26 Mar. 1756 in Derby,[47] married James J. Bassett, son of Ebenezer and Hannah (Smith) Bassett, of Derby,[48] on 28 Mar. 1780 in Derby.[49] He was born on 16 Sept. 1757 in Derby,[50] and they were possibly in Derby, CT, in the 1790 federal census.[51] He was a tavern keeper.[52]

c. Molly Canfield, born on 1 June 1758 in Derby.[53]

d. Eunice Canfield, born on 17 Nov. 1760 in Derby.[54]

         864     iii   Abiel Canfield, a son, born on 31 May ca. 1723 in Derby,[55] died on 13 Mar. 1740/1.[56]

         865    iv   William Canfield, born on 29 Oct. 1725 in Derby,[57] married Hannah Lum, daughter of Samuel and Hannah (Ted) Lum, of Derby,[58] on 6 May 1754 in Derby.[59] She was born in 1735,[60] and they also lived in Derby, CT. William Canfield died on 30 Sept. 1761 in Derby.[61] They had children:

a. Abel Canfield, born on 29 May 1755 in Derby,[62] marriage not found. He was not a head of household in Derby, CT, in the 1790 federal census, and might have possibly been the Abel Canfield living in New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT, in 1790,[63] but more likely the New Milford branch was more distantly related.

b. Hannah Canfield, born on 30 May 1756 in Derby.[64]

c. Reuben Canfield, baptized in Jan. 1759 in Derby.[65]

d. Levi Canfield, baptized on 5 Oct. 1760 in Derby.[66]

         866    v   Dr. Samuel Canfield, born on 26 Dec. 1727 in Derby,[67] married Mary Bassett, daughter of Samuel and Deborah (Bennett) Bassett, of Derby,[68] on 3 Apr. 1754 in Derby.[69] She was born on 29 Nov. 1736 in Derby,[70] and they also lived in Derby, but he was not a head of household in Derby in the 1790 federal census. They had children:

a. Samuel Canfield (Jr.), born on 13 July 1756 in Derby,[71] married Mehitabel Lord on 24 Feb. 1780. He died in Sept. 1814 in Albany, NY.[72]

b. Sabra Canfield, a son, born on 15 Feb. 1758 in Derby.[73]

c. Suzie Canfield, born on 6 Nov. 1759 in Derby.[74]

d. Seba/Saberry Canfield, born on 2 Jan. 1762 in Derby.[75]

e. Sallie Canfield, baptized on 22 Apr. 1764 in Derby.[76]

f. Salve Canfield, baptized on 15 Jan. 1766 in Derby.[77]

         867    vi   Josiah Canfield, born on 22 Dec. 1729 in Derby,[78] died on 1 Jan. 1730 in Derby.[79]

         868    vii   David Canfield, born on 5 Feb. 1733/4 in Derby,[80] died on 23 Nov. 1741 in Derby.[81]

         869  viii   Dr. Josiah Canfield, born on 31 Dec. 1738 in Derby,[82] married 1.) Anne Nichols, of Newtown, CT, possibly daughter of Nathaniel and Ann Nichols, on 1 Jan. 1767 in Derby.[83] She was born on 1 Sept. 1745 in Newtown, CT,[84] and died on 20 Oct. 1768 in Derby, CT.[85] He remarried to 2.) Naomi Davis, daughter of Dan and Ruth (Wooster) Davis, of Derby,[86] on 28 Feb. 1768 in Derby.[87] She was born on 1 Jan. 1742/3 in Derby,[88] a granddaughter of John and Sarah (Chatfield) Davis,[89] and of Thomas and Sarah (Hawkins) Wooster. He also lived in Derby. Dr. Josiah Canfield died on 11 Feb. 1778, and Naomi (Davis) Canfield remarried to Benjamin Davis, her second cousin, son of Nathan and Eunice Davis. He was born on 1 Mar. 1743 in Derby,[90] and they were living in Derby, CT, in the 1790 federal census.[91] He supposedly died in 1817, and she supposedly died in Mar. 1818. Dr. Josiah Canfield had children by Naomi Davis:

a. Abijah Canfield, born on 9 Sept. 1769 in Derby,[92] married Charity Smith,[93] probably after 1790. He was not a head of household in Connecticut in the 1790 federal census, and may have been still living with his mother and stepfather in 1790. He died on 14 Aug. 1830.[94]

b. Sheldon Canfield, baptized on 10 Feb. 1771 in Derby,[95] married Betsey Pease.[96]

c. William Canfield, baptized on 18 Oct. 1772 in Derby.[97]

d. Huldah Canfield, baptized on 18 Dec. ca. 1774 in Derby.[98]

         870    ix   Abel Canfield, born on 13 Mar. 1740/1 in Derby,[99] marriage not found. He was not a head of household in Derby, CT, in the 1790 federal census.

 

 

(280.) Ephraim4 Washburn, eldest son of (93) William3 Washburn, (51) Hope2, (30) William1; born in Derby, New Haven Co., CT, in 1701,[100] married Marian/Merriam Bowers, daughter of Samuel and Lydia (French) Bowers,[101] of Derby, CT, on 7 Oct. 1722 in Derby.[102] She was born on 5 Apr. 1703 in Derby,[103] and they lived in Derby and Oxford, New Haven Co., CT.

         Ephraim Washburn’s name was also frequently spelled “Washbond” in the town records, and they probably lived in the part of Derby that became Oxford, CT.

         Ephraim Washburn and Marian Bowers had children, order uncertain:

+       871     i   Timothy5 Washburn, born on 20 Jan. 1724/5 in Derby, CT,[104] married Hannah Curtis, daughter of Edmund and Obedient (Mallory) Curtis, of Stratford, CT,[105] on 22 Apr. 1745 in Oxford, CT,[106] and they lived in Derby, CT. (To be continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         872     ii   Hannah Washburn, born on 2 May 17?? in Derby,[107] died on 30 Oct. 1737 in Derby.[108]

         873     iii   Benjamin Washburn, a twin, born on 5 July 17?? in Derby,[109] died on 4 Nov. 1737 in Derby.[110]

         874    iv   Joseph Washburn, a twin, born on 5 July 17?? in Derby,[111] died on 28 Oct. 1737 in Derby.[112]

         875     v   Dorcas Washburn, died on 13 Nov. 1737 in Derby.[113]

         876    vi   Mary Washburn, born ca. 1738 in Derby, marriage not found.

+       877   vii   Nathan5 Washburn, born in 1738 in CT, married Mabel Glover, probably daughter of Benjamin and Mary (Burwell) Glover, of Newtown, CT, in ca. 1762, and they lived in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT. (To be continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         878   viii   Hannah Washburn, born on 23 Aug. 1740 in Derby,[114] marriage not found.

         879    ix   Dorcas Washburn, born on 22 Mar. 1742 in Derby,[115]  marriage not found.

+       880    x   Bowers5 Washburn, born on 18 June 1745 in Derby,[116] married Eunice (Wooster) Wheeler, daughter of Capt. John and Eunice (Hull) Wooster, of Seymour, CT, and widow of David Wheeler,[117] in ca. 1777,[118] and they lived in Derby and Oxford, CT. (To be continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         881    xi   Benjamin Washburn, born on 6 June 1747 in Derby,[119] marriage not found. He was not a head of household in Connecticut in the 1790 federal census.

 

 

(282.) John4 Washburn, third son of (93) William3 Washburn, (51) Hope2, (30) William1; born in Derby, New Haven Co., CT, in ca. 1705,[120] married Sarah Gunn, daughter possibly of Samuel and Elizabeth (Wyatt) Gunn, of Derby, CT,[121] on 5 Nov. 1722 in Derby.[122] She was supposedly born ca. 1711, a granddaughter of John and Mary (Bronson) Wyatt, of Windsor, CT.[123]

         John Washburn died, and Sarah (Gunn) Washburn remarried to Joseph Tuttle (Jr.), son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Sanford) Tuttle, as his second wife,[124] after 1743.[125] He was born on 10 Nov. 1692 in New Haven, CT, and had married first to Mercy Thompson in ca. 1718. Joseph Tuttle (Jr.) died on 16 Jan. 1761 in East Haven, CT.[126]

         John Washburn and Sarah Gunn lived in Derby, CT, and they had at least 3 children:

+       882     i   John5 Washburn (Jr.), born in June ca. 1731 in Derby,[127] married Experience Osborn, and they lived in Derby, CT. (To be continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       883     ii   Anna5 Washburn, born on 19 Feb. 1732/3 in Derby,[128] probably married Timothy Tuttle, of New Haven, CT, son of Noah and Rachel (Hoadley) Tuttle, on 12 Jan. 1748/9 in New Haven, and they lived in East Haven, CT.[129] (To be continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       884    iii   Josiah5 Washburn, born on 27 Jan. 1736/7 in Derby, married Sarah Harger, daughter of Ephraim and Mary (Humphrey) Harger, of Derby, CT, on 2 June 1767 in Derby,[130] and they lived in Derby and Oxford, CT. (To be continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

                   iv   (Possibly others)

 

 

(283.) Edward4 Washburn, fourth son of (93) William3 Washburn, (51) Hope2, (30) William1; born in Derby, New Haven Co., CT, on 17 June 1708,[131] married Mary Prindle/Pringle, daughter of John and Hannah (Boxford/Botsford) Prindle/Pringle, of Derby,[132] on 31 Dec. 1730 in Derby.[133] She was born on 20 Sept. 1708 in Derby,[134] and they lived in Derby, CT, but he was not a head of household in Connecticut in the 1790 federal census, and may have died by then.

         Edward Washburn and Mary Prindle had children:

         885      i   Daniel Washburn, born on 21 Nov. 1731 in Derby,[135] marriage not found.

         886     ii   Ruth Washburn, born on 2 Apr. 1738 in Derby,[136] marriage not found.

         887     iii   Mary Washburn, born on 20 Mar. 1740 in Derby,[137] marriage not found, presumably died young.

         888    iv   Eunice Washburn, born on 14 Apr. 1742 in Derby,[138] marriage not found.

         889     v   Lemuel Washburn, born on 28 Nov. 1744 in Derby,[139] marriage not found. He was not a head of household in Connecticut in the 1790 federal census.

         890    vi   (Possibly) Hope Washburn, baptized on 15 Apr. 1748 in Derby,[140] died young.

         891    vii   (Possibly) Mary Washburn, born on 20 Mar. 1749 in Derby,[141] marriage not found.

+       892  viii   Hope5 Washburn, born on 1 Mar. 1750 in Derby,[142] baptized on 15 Apr. 1750 in St. James’ Church, Derby,[143] married Tabitha Ward, possi­bly daughter of Uriah and Elizabeth Ward, of Tolland Co., CT, in 1774 in Great Barrington, MA,[144] and they moved to Washington Co., NY. (To be continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         893    ix   Abel5 Washburn, born on 17 Oct. 1753 in Derby,[145] baptized on 14 Jan. 1754 in St. James’ Church, Derby,[146] marriage not found. He was not a head of household in Connecticut in the 1790 federal census, and he supposedly settled in Westfield, Chautauqua Co., NY.[147] An Abel Washburn was living in Canaan, Columbia Co., NY, in the 1790 federal census, who appears to have been married with 3 sons and 3 daughters,[148] but he was not found in New York in the 1800 or 1810 federal census, and no Abel Washburn was found in the Chautauqua Co., NY, censuses.[149]

 

 

(285.) Gideon4 Washburn, fifth son of (93) William3 Washburn, (51) Hope2, (30) William1; born in Derby, New Haven Co., CT, in ca. 1714,[150] married Esther Allin on 6 Oct. 1743 in Derby,[151] and they lived in Derby, CT, and moved to New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT, by 1763. His name was also frequently spelled “Washbond” in the town records. He was not listed as a head of household in Connecticut in the 1790 federal census, and they may have been living with his son, William Washburn, in Litchfield, CT, in the 1790 census.

         Gideon Washburn and Esther Allin had children:

+       894     i   Philena5 Washburn, born on 6 July 1744 in Derby,[152] CT, married Asahel Hotchkiss, son of Ebenezer and Hannah (Terrill) Hotchkiss, of New Milford, CT,[153] on 26 Nov. 1766 in New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT,[154] and they lived in New Milford. (To be continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         895     ii   Asahel/Azel Washburn, born on 30 Mar. 1746 in Derby,[155] marriage not found. He was not a head of household in Connecticut in the 1790 federal census.

         896     iii   Anne Washburn, born on 30 Jan. 1748 in Derby,[156] marriage not found.

+       897    iv   Lucretia5 Washburn, born on 5 Sept. 1750 in Derby,[157] baptized on 14 Oct. 1750 in St. James’ Church, Derby,[158] married Gideon Treat, son of Capt. Joseph and Clemence (Buckingham) Treat,[159] on 13 Nov. 1770 in New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT,[160] and they also lived in New Milford. (To be continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         898     v   Mabel Washburn, born on 16 Sept. 1752 in Derby,[161] baptized on 17 Dec. 1752 in St. James’ Church, Derby,[162] marriage not found.

         899    vi   Eunice5 Washburn, born on 20 May 1755 in Derby,[163] baptized on 9 July 1755 in St. James’ Church, Derby,[164] marriage not found. She supposedly died on 8 Nov. 1830.[165]

+       900   vii   William5 Washburn, born on 1 May 1757 in Derby,[166] baptized on 19 June 1757 in St. James’ Church, Derby,[167] married Rachael McDon­ald, daughter of Daniel McDonald, in ca. 1789,[168] and they lived in Litchfield, CT. (To be continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         901   viii   Sarah5 Washburn, born on 16 Oct. 1760 in Derby,[169] baptized on 15 Mar. 1761 in St. James’ Church, Derby,[170] married Robert Beach, possibly son of Benjamin and Patience Beach, on 16 Nov. 1780 in New Milford, CT. He was born on 20 Sept. 1754 in Stratford, CT. Children not found. He was not a head of household in Connecticut in the 1790 federal census.

         902    ix   Esther/Hester5 Washburn, born on 16 Dec. 1763 in New Milford, CT,[171] married Alanson Ferris, son of David and Abigail (Comstock) Ferris, of New Milford,[172] on 16 Nov. 1783 in New Milford.[173] He was born on 10 Aug. 1763 in New Milford,[174] a grandson probably of Joseph and Hannah (Welch) Ferris, of New Milford.[175] He was not a head of household in Connecticut in the 1790 federal census, and he may have been the Alanson Ferriss living in Monkton, Addison Co., VT, in the 1791 federal census,[176] and the Alanson Ferris living in Vergennes, Addison Co., VT, in the 1800 federal census.[177] They had at least two sons:

a. Henry Bilson Ferris,  born on 8 Feb. 1784, died on 9 Mar. 1784 in New Milford.[178]

b. Henry Bilson Ferris, born on 16 Jan. 1785 in New Milford.[179] He may have been the Henry B. Ferris living in Austerlitz, Columbia Co., NY, in the 1820 federal census, where he was in manufacturing,[180] and in the 1830 federal census.[181]

c. (Probably others)[182]

 

 

(286.) Sarah4 Washburn, youngest daughter of (93) William3 Washburn, (51) Hope2, (30) William1; born in Derby, New Haven Co., CT, in ca. 1716,[183] married Joseph Lum, son of Jonathan and Sarah (Riggs) Lum, of Derby,[184] on 29 Apr. 1741 in Derby.[185] He was born on 14 Jan. ca. 1715 in Derby, CT,[186] a grandson of Samuel and Sarah (Baldwin) Riggs, of Derby, and they lived in Derby, CT. They were living in Derby, CT, in the 1790 federal census, next door to their son, Reuben Lum.[187] Joseph Lum died testate on 24 Feb. 1796.

         Sarah Washburn and Joseph Lum had chil­dren:

         903      i   David Lum, born on 6 Apr. 1742 in Derby,[188] died on 1 Jan. 1770 in Derby, of smallpox.

+       904     ii   Hannah Lum, born on 2 May 1744 in Derby,[189] married possibly David DeForest, of Derby, CT, son of Samuel and Abigail (Peat) DeForest, in ca. 1766,[190] and they lived in Derby, CT. (To be continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       905    iii   Eunice Lum, born on 6 Sept. 1746 in Derby,[191] married Samuel Plumb (Jr.), son of Samuel and Mary Plumb, in ca. 1767,[192] and they also lived in Derby. (To be continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         906    iv   Corp. Joseph Lum (Jr.), born on 17 Mar. 1750 in Derby,[193] baptized on 30 Dec. 1750 in St. James’ Church, Derby,[194] was killed on 21 Aug. 1775 on Long Island, NY, under Capt. Jabez Thompson, presumably unmar­ried.

+       907    v   Reuben Lum, born on 22 Mar. 1754 in Derby,[195] baptized on 14 July 1754 in St. James’ Church, Derby,[196] married 1.) Charity Smith, daughter of Capt. Isaac and Lucy (Clark) Smith, of Derby, in ca. 1776, and 2.) Sarah (___). He also lived in Derby, CT. (To be continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

 

 

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    [1] White, Lorraine Cook, The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, Derby 1655-1852, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, [hereinafter White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs], p. 310.

    [2] Abbott, Susan Woodruff, Families of Early Milford, Connecticut, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1979, [hereinafter Abbott, Families of Early Milford], p. 192.

    [3] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 311.

    [4] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 192.

    [5] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 191.

    [6] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 192.

    [7] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 205.

    [8] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 194; the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted by Margaret Lee on 25 Aug. 2001, which shows that Moses Stilson married Charity Bayly on 17 Mar. 1704/5 in New Town, Fairfield Co., CT, but Laurie Lewis shows that Moses Stilson married Charity (Bayley) Gridley.

    [9] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 205.

    [10] Calculated from her age at death.

    [11] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 194.

    [12] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 194.

    [13] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 194.

    [14] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 205.

    [15] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 205.

    [16] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Connecticut, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 77, Watertown Town, Litchfield County, the Ransford Whitney household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 2 free white females.

    [17] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 204.

    [18] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 282, marriage of Ebenezer Riggs and Rachel Peck on 5 July 1733 in Derby.

    [19] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 204.

    [20] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 283.

    [21] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Connecticut, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, Derby Town, New Haven County, the closest Joseph Riggs family to his father was on p. 95, with 2 free white males aged 16 or older, 3 free white males under 16, and 5 free white females. The other two Joseph Riggs families living next door to each other, listed on p. 94: the Joseph Riggs household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, 1 free white female, and 1 other free person; the Joseph Riggs 2nd household had 3 free white males aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 4 free white females.

    [22] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 204.

    [23] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 196.

    [24] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 204.

    [25] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Connecticut, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 95, Derby Town, New Haven County, the Abiel Canfield household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 3 free white females.

    [26] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 196.

    [27] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 205.

    [28] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 194, presumably when her father wrote his will.

    [29] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 204.

    [30] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 204.

    [31] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 196.

    [32] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 196.

    [33] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 196.

    [34] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 204.

    [35] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 196.

    [36] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 196.

    [37] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Connecticut, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 94, Derby Town, New Haven County, the Daniel Canfield household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 4 free white females.

    [38] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 196.

    [39] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 204.

    [40] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 204, married by Rev. Daniel Humphry.

    [41] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 204.

    [42] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 205, married by Rev. Daniel Humphry.

    [43] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 194.

    [44] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 204.

    [45] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 196.

    [46] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Connecticut, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 94, Derby Town, New Haven County, the David Canfield household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 4 free white females.

    [47] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 204.

    [48] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 187, marriage of Ebenezer Bassett, of Derby, and Hannah Smith, of Milford, on 17 Mar. 1756 in Derby.

    [49] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 204.

    [50] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 188.

    [51] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Connecticut, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 94, Derby Town, New Haven County, the James Bassett household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older, 4 free white males under 16, and 3 free white females. This family, however, seems to be too large for a couple who was only married in 1780.

    [52] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 194.

    [53] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 205.

    [54] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 204.

    [55] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 204, the last digit of the year missing.

    [56] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 192.

    [57] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 205.

    [58] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 264, marriage of Samuell Lum and Hannah Tid? on 7 Dec. 1730 in Derby.

    [59] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 205, married by Timothy Russell.

[60] Lum, Edward H., Genealogy of the Lum Family, Somerville, NJ, 1985, p. 16.

    [61] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 205; Lum, Edward H., Genealogy of the Lum Family, Somerville, NJ, 1985, p. 16.

    [62] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 204.

    [63] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Connecticut, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 71, New Milford Town, Litchfield County, the Abel Canfield household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 3 free white females. Several other Canfield families were also living in New Milford, which don’t seem to belong as descendants of Abriam Canfield.

    [64] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 204.

    [65] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 195; Lum, Edward H., Genealogy of the Lum Family, Somerville, NJ, 1985, p. 16. The child is nameless in the baptismal record, but his name is given in Lum’s Genealogy of the Lum Family.

    [66] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 195.

    [67] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 205.

    [68] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 189, marriage of Samuell Bassett and Mrs. Deborah (Bennit) on 1 Jan. 1719 in Derby.

    [69] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 205.

    [70] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 188.

    [71] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 205.

    [72] Per email posting of Larry Blackman on 23 June 1999 on the Canfield Family GenForum.

    [73] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 205.

    [74] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 205.

    [75] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 205.

    [76] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 195.

    [77] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 195.

    [78] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 205.

    [79] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 205.

    [80] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 204.

    [81] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 204.

    [82] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 205, the date written as “Dec. 31, 1738/9.”

    [83] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 205.

    [84] I.G.I. Birth Records, taken from the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, from FHL [Family History Library] microfilm #0002938.

    [85] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 204.

    [86] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 215, marriage of Dan Davis and Ruth Wooster on 6 Dec. 1738 in Derby; Jacobus, Donald Lines, “Edward Wooster of Derby, CT., and Some of His Descendants,” Genealogies of Connecticut Families From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. III, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1983, p. 596.

    [87] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 205.

    [88] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 216.

    [89] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 215, birth of Dan, son of John and Sarah Davis, on 10 Jan. 1709/10; p. 216, marriage of John Davis and Sarah Chatfield on 15 July 1706 in Derby.

    [90] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 215.

    [91] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Connecticut, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 94, Derby Town, New Haven County, the Benjamin Davis household had 3 free white males aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 3 free white females.

    [92] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 204.

    [93] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 197.

    [94] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 197.

    [95] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 195.

    [96] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 197.

    [97] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 195.

    [98] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 195.

    [99] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 204.

    [100] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310.

    [101] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 197: marriage of Samuel Bowers and Lydia French on 4 Nov. 1691 in Derby.

    [102] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310.

    [103] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 197.

    [104] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 311.

    [105] Her parents per then FHL Ancestral File submitted by Noel J. Wells, of Yorba Linda, CA.

    [106] I.G.I. Marriage Records, Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 17 Apr. 2003 by Lou Ann Winterrowd.

    [107] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310, the year left blank. 1730 is listed in the I.G.I.

    [108] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310.

    [109] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310, the year left blank. 1735 is listed in the I.G.I.

    [110] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310.

    [111] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310. May 1727 is listed in the I.G.I.

    [112] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310.

    [113] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310. A birth year of 1737 is listed in the I.G.I.

    [114] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310.

    [115] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310.

    [116] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310.

    [117] Jacobus, Donald Lines, “Edward Wooster of Derby, CT., and Some of His Descendants,” Genealogies of Connecticut Families From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. III, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1983, p. 604.

    [118] Calculated from the baptism of their first child, on 4 Oct. 1778.

    [119] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310.

    [120] Not in the Barbour index of Derby town vital records.

    [121] From Ancestry.com World Tree file. Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 320, says she was the daughter of Abel and Agnes (Hawkins) Gunn who was born on 3 Apr. 1713, but this is impossible if she was married in 1722!

    [122] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310. The year is listed as 1729 in the Ancestry.com World Tree file, which may be correct, considering the birth years of John Washburn and Sarah Gunn.

    [123] From Ancestry.com World Tree file.

    [124] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 320.

    [125] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree file.

    [126] From the Ancestry.com World Tree file.

    [127] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310, “John, son of John and Sarah” with no birthdate.

    [128] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 309.

    [129] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree file.

    [130] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310, married by Rev. Richard Mansfield.

    [131] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310, taken from Vol. 2, p. 23, of the Derby Town Records.

    [132] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 279, marriage of John Prindle and Hannah Boxford on 21 Dec. 1699 in Derby, taken from Vol. 2, p. 25, of the Derby Town Records.

    [133] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310, taken from Vol. 2, p. 23, of the Derby Town Records.

    [134] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 279, taken from Vol. 2, p. 160, of the Derby Town Records.

    [135] His birth date from the FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Shirley W. Poston, of Helena, MT, but his birth was not listed in the Barbour Index to Derby Town Vital Records. The I.G.I. lists the same date of birth, but in Hempstead, NY, which is unlikely.

    [136] Her birth date from the FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Shirley W. Poston, of Helena, MT, but her birth was not listed in the Barbour Index to Derby Town Vital Records. The I.G.I. lists the same date, but in Hempstead, NY, which is unlikely.

    [137] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310.

    [138] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310.

    [139] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310.

    [140] From the I.G.I., but not listed in the Barbour Index of Derby Town Vital Records.

    [141] Listed in both the FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Shirley W. Poston, of Helena, MT, and in the I.G.I., however this may be an error for the earlier Mary Washburn born on the same date in 1740 in Derby.

    [142] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310.

    [143] Jacobus, Donald Lines, “Records of St. James’s Church, Derby, Conn., 1740-1796,” The New England Historic Genealogical Register, Vol. 76, [April 1922], [hereinafter Jacobus, Derby Baptisms], p. 134.

    [144] Kelly, Arthur, Remarkable Records of Rev. Gideon Bostwick [CT, MA, NY & VT], Kinship Publications, 1989, item #3024.

    [145] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 309.

    [146] Jacobus, Derby Baptisms, p. 135.

    [147] The I.G.I. shows Abel as being of Westfield, NY. Today Westfield is in Chautauqua County, but for a while there was also a Westfield in Washington Co., NY.

    [148] 1790 Federal Census, Canaan, Columbia Co., NY, p. 59, the Abel Washburn household had 1 free white male over 16, 3 free white males under 16, and 4 free white females.

    [149] An Obadiah Washburn was living in Westfield, NY, in the 1840, 1850, and 1860 federal censuses, but no other Washburn was living in Westfield in that time period.

    [150] Not in the Barbour index of Derby town vital records.

    [151] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310, recorded twice, taken from Vol. LR4, p. A4, and Vol. LR5, p. 4, of the Derby Town Records.

    [152] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310.

    [153] White, Lorraine Cook, The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: New Milford 1712-1860, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 2000, [hereinafter White, Barbour Index of New Milford VRs], p. 114, marriage of Ebenezer Hotchkiss and Hannah Terrill on 10 Jan. 1741/2 in New Milford, taken from Vol. LR5, p. 8, of the New Milford Town Records.

    [154] White, Barbour Index of New Milford VRs, p. 221, taken from Vol. LR7, p. 32, of the New Milford Town Records.

    [155] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 309.

    [156] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 309.

    [157] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310, as “Luera.”

    [158] Jacobus, Derby Baptisms, p. 135.

    [159] Abbott, Families of Early Milford, p. 770.

    [160] White, Barbour Index of New Milford VRs, p. 221, taken from Vol. LR9 of the New Milford Town Records, married by Rev. Nathaniell Taylor.

    [161] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310.

    [162] Jacobus, Derby Baptisms, p. 135.

    [163] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 310.

    [164] Jacobus, Derby Baptisms, p. 136.

    [165] Per the I.G.I., taken from LDS temple records, from FHL microfilm #458705.

    [166] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 311, the year printed as “1751.”

    [167] Jacobus, Derby Baptisms, p. 136.

    [168] Calculated from the birth of their eldest child in 1791, and the fact that William was already a head of household in the 1790 federal census.

    [169] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 311.

    [170] Jacobus, Derby Baptisms, p. 138.

    [171] White, Barbour Index of New Milford VRs, p. 221, taken from Vol. LR7, p. 7, of the New Milford Town Records, listed as “Hester.”

    [172] White, Barbour Index of New Milford VRs, p. 82, marriage of David Ferriss, of New Milford, and Abigaile Comstock, of Kent, on 26 Feb. 1755 in New Milford, taken from Vol. LR7, p. 4, of the New Milford Town Records.

    [173] White, Barbour Index of New Milford VRs, p. 221, taken from Vol. 1, p. 40, of the New Milford Town Records, listed as “Esther” in her marriage record, and his name spelled “Ferriss.”

    [174] White, Barbour Index of New Milford VRs, p. 81, taken from Vol. LR7, p. 4, of the New Milford Town Records.

    [175] White, Barbour Index of New Milford VRs, p. 82, birth of David Ferriss, son of Joseph and Hannah Ferriss, on 18 Sept. 1726; p. 84, marriage of Joseph Ferriss, of Newington, and Hannah Welch, of Milford, on 11 Nov. 1725 in New Milford.

    [176] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Vermont, actually taken in 1791, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 13, Monkton Town, Addison County, the Alanson Ferriss household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 3 free white females. He was living next door to the David Ferriss family.

    [177] 1800 Federal Census, Vergennes, Addison Co., VT, p. ?, the Alanson Ferris household had 1 male under 10, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 female under 10, 1 female aged 10-15 years, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

    [178] White, Barbour Index of New Milford VRs, p. 83, taken from Vol. 1, p. 40, of the New Milford Town Records.

    [179] White, Barbour Index of New Milford VRs, p. 83, taken from Vol. 1, p. 40, of the New Milford Town Records.

    [180] 1820 Federal Census, Austerlitz, Columbia Co., NY, p. 208, the Henry B. Ferris household had 1 male under 10, 1 male aged 26-44 years, and 1 female aged 16-25 years, and had 1 person engaged in manufacturing.

    [181] 1830 Federal Census, Austerlitz, Columbia Co., NY, p. 178, the Henry B. Farris household had 1 male aged 30-39 years, 1 female under 5, and 1 female aged 30-39 years.

    [182] It appears they may have had 2 daughters by 1791 from the 1791 census.

    [183] Not in the Barbour index of Derby town vital records.

    [184] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 263, marriage of Jonathan Lum and Sarah Riggs on 10 Oct. 1700 in Derby, taken from Vol. 2, p. 25, of the Derby Town Records; Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1987, [hereinafter Torrey, New England Marriages], p. 478.

    [185] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 311, taken from Vol. LR4, p. A4, of the Derby Town Records.

    [186] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 264, taken from Vol. LR3, p. 3, of the Derby Town Records, the year left blank.

    [187] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Connecticut, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 94, Derby Town, New Haven County, the Joseph Lum household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older and 1 free white female.

    [188] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 263.

    [189] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 263.

    [190] Calculated from the baptism of their first child on 17 Apr. 1767.

    [191] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 263.

    [192] Calculated from the baptism of their first child on 21 Feb. 1768.

    [193] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 264.

    [194] Jacobus, Derby Baptisms, p. 135.

    [195] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 264.

    [196] Jacobus, Derby Baptisms, p. 135.