Farris Will Not Swing for A While

There was a man named John Farris…

Nearly every week, a mystery is solved or some interesting twig (or nut) appears somewhere on the family tree. Here is a little news of recent findings.

At first glance, one might think that John Farris was just another guy in our extended family tree

John J. Farris was born on 11 Feb 1854 in Isabel, Fulton, Illinois as the second child of John Knight Farris and Mary Frances Pollitt. He had six siblings, namely: Deborah, William Knight, Edwin Thomas, Mary Emma, Amanda J., and Eliza.

When he was 20, he married Debbie … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Timothy Johnson

Timothy Johnson (1792-1871)

Timothy Johnson was born on 28 Jun 1792 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut as the sixth child of Timothy Johnson and Grace Johnson. He had seven siblings, namely: Ebenezer, Grace, Hannah, Dorothy, Elizabeth, Cyrus, and Esther Johnson.

When he was about ten-years old, his family moved from Middletown to Turin, Lewis, New York.

A decade later, the War of 1812 occurred. The war was a conflict between the United States and the British Empire. Sometimes considered the second fight for independence, the War of 1812 started on 18 Jun 1812, a week before Timothy Johnson’s 20th birthday. The … Continue reading

Happy Birthday George Brownell

George Brownell (1711-1800)

George Brownell was born on 21 Jun 1711 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island as the fourth child of George Brownell and Mary Thurston. He had eight siblings, namely: Giles, Phebe, Mary, Thomas, Elizabeth, Jonathan, Paul, and Stephen.

When he was 20, he married Sarah Bailey, daughter of William Bailey and Dorothy Graves, on 21 Oct 1731 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island.

George Brownell and Sarah Bailey had the following children:

  • Dorothy Brownell was born on 11 Jun 1733 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island. She married James Burgess on 08 Apr 1757 in Dartmouth, Bristol, … Continue reading
  • Happy Birthday Joshua Wolcott

    Joshua Wolcott (1708-1753)

    Birth

    Joshua Wolcott was born on 15 Jun 1708 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut as the seventh child of George Wolcott and Elizabeth Curtis. He had nine siblings, namely: Elizabeth, Deborah, Ann, George, Caleb, Eunice, David, Josiah, and Sarah. Joshua was baptized on 27 Jun 1708 at Wethersfield.

    Along with his mother, Joshua was named as the executor of his father’s estate. The father, George Wolcott, died in 1726. Joshua inherited all of the lands that his father owned in Wethersfield, the dwelling house, the barn, the orchard, the gardens and all of George’s household goods. But, he … Continue reading

    Happy Birthday Abraham Bennett Sr.

    Warwick Tax Roll 1775

    Abraham Bennett Sr. (1715-1777)

    Abraham Bennett Sr. was born on 06 Jun 1715 in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut as the sixth child of James Bennett and Deborah Adams. He had six siblings, namely: Gershom, Elizabeth, Ephraim, Hannah, Samuel, and Deborah. He was baptized on 26 Jun 1715 in First Congregational Church, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut.

    When he was 21, Abraham Bennett Sr. married Silence Hickock, daughter of Samuel Hickock and Elizabeth Plumb, on 12 Mar 1737 in Connecticut.

    Abraham Bennett Sr. and Silence Hickock had the following children:

  • Hannah Bennett was born about 1740 in Connecticut. She married Jonathan Rockwell on 01 … Continue reading