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
Guy Allison Phillips (1866-1940)
Guy Allison Phillips was born on 13 May 1866 in Clarence, Erie, New York as the first child of Albert Aveldo Phillips and Amelia A. Brace. He had six siblings, all brothers, namely: Frank Lonsbury, Clarence Arthur, Edmund B, Charles Floyd, Harold Everett, and Faye Elmer. Guy grew up on a farm in Bristol, Kendall, Illinois. He attended local schools until he was about 16 and then studied for two-years at the Jennings Seminary in Aurora, Kane, Illinois.
When he was 22, he married Gertrude Lovin Boyce, daughter of Oliver Selam Boyce … Continue reading
Amelia A. Brace (1844-1926)
Amelia A. Brace was born on 22 Mar 1844 in Akron, Erie, New York as the sixth child of Edmund Brace and Jerusha Bennett. She had seven siblings, namely: John, Deborah Rose, Comfort, Nancy, Thomas, Joseph, and Eliza H. Brace.
When she was a very small child, Amelia’s family left New York and resettled in Bristol, Kendall, Illinois.
Amelia lost her mother when she was about five-years old. It is quite possible that her mother died in childbirth when Amelia’s youngest sister, Eliza, was born on 7 Nov 1849. The mother, Jerusha Bennett Brace, passed away sometime … Continue reading
Betsey Holmes (1800-1860)
Betsey Holmes was born on 01 Mar 1800 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA as the fifth child of Thomas Holmes and Elizabeth Baldwin. She had seven siblings, namely: Thomas, David, Andrew Billings, Daniel, Sabra, Nelson Baldwin, and Albert Smith Holmes.
Betsey’s mother, Elizabeth Baldwin Holmes, died on 4 Mar 1810 when Betsey was only ten-years old. Her father remarried later that same year, on 11 Nov 1810, to Nancy Coats. Thomas and Nancy Coats had six children who were half-siblings to Betsey. They were Henry Tyler, Frederick Noyes, Franklin Harris, John Clinton, Charles Burrows, and Mary … Continue reading
Albert “Tom” Aveldo Phillips (1841-1925)
Albert Aveldo Phillips was born on 26 Dec 1841 in Sugar Grove, Kane, Illinois as the third child of Jacob W Phillips and Betsey Holmes. He had two siblings, namely: Francis Jerome, and Harriet Eliza. However, both of his parents had been married and widowed before being married to each other, so Tom was actually the youngest of his father’s 12 children and the youngest of his mother’s siblings. Besides Francis Jerome and Harriet Eliza Phillips, Tom’s siblings included William James Phillips, Elizabeth Sophia Phillips, Lena Marie Phillips, Barbara Phillips, Lucy Caroline Phillips, Charlotte … Continue reading
Elizabeth Plumb (1669-1747)
Elizabeth Plumb was born on 01 Nov 1669 as the first child of John Plumbe and Elizabeth Norton. That was 347 years ago! The spelling of the Plumb surname evolved over time. It was originally written Plume, then Plumbe, then Plumb. Sometimes it is even spelled, Plum or Plump. Elizabeth’s dad can be found in the records with multiple spellings. Elizabeth had nine siblings, namely: John, Mary, Sarah, Hannah, Dorothy, Joseph, Ruth, Josiah, and Robert.
When she was 20, Elizabeth Plumb married Samuel Hickock, son of Samuel Hickock and Hannah Upson, on 16 Apr 1690 in Waterbury, New … Continue reading
Sabra Billings (1751->1840)
Sabra Billings was born 265 years ago and lived in a volatile time in American history.
Birth and Youth
Sabra Billings was born on 16 Jun 1751 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut as the fifth child of John Billings and Elizabeth Page. She had four siblings, namely: Andrew, Phebe, John, and Daniel.
Sabra’s father died on 5 February 1761, when Sabra was not yet ten years old. According to the will, Sabra’s mother was given half of the dwelling house and other buildings and a third of the land owned by the estate to use during her lifetime. … Continue reading
Thomas Holmes (1744- )
Oh Thomas! This 272nd birthday greeting is difficult…
There isn’t much known about Thomas and the sources are sparse. What has been written raises a lot of questions. I tried to find someone else celebrating a birthday on this day so I could skip Thomas, but had no luck. I wish I was famous and on one of those genealogy shows like Finding Your Roots or Who Do You Think You Are? so that I could be whisked away to a dusty library somewhere and a friendly historian would hand me … Continue reading
Hannah Miner (1671-~1708)
Hannah Miner was born on 21 Apr 1671 as the third child of Ephraim Miner and Hannah Avery in Stonington, New London, Connecticut. She had eleven siblings, namely: Ephraim, Thomas, Rebecca, Samuel, Deborah, Samuel, James, Grace, John, Son, and Daughter. Hannah was baptized 16 June 1672 in New London, Connecticut. Her brothers Thomas and Ephraim were baptized the same day.
The Miner surname is often spelled Minor and the two spellings seem to have been used interchangeably during Hannah’s lifetime.
Marriage and Children
When she was 19, Hannah married Samuel Frink, son of John Frink and … Continue reading