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For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year to all Bloggers and Readers

Happy New Year and Don't Forget to Stop and Smell the Roses.

Surname Saturday -- ROOT

The Root line is another old New England family. My direct lines are in green.

Generation No. 1


1.JOHN ROOT (JOHN ROOT1) was born 26 FEB 1608 in Northampton, England, and died 16 AUG 1684 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married MARY KILBORN ABT 1639 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, daughter of THOMAS KILBORN and FRANCES MOODY. She was born ABT 1619 in Wood Ditton, Cambridgeshire, England, and died 1697 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
Children of JOHN ROOT and MARY KILBORN were:
+2  i.Joseph ROOT died 18 DEC 1739.
+3  ii.John ROOT was born 1642, and died 24 SEP 1687 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts.
4  iii.Samuel ROOT was born ABT 1644, and died 27 NOV 1711. He married Mary ORTON BEF 1680 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts. She was born 16 MAY 1650.
+5  iv.THOMAS ROOT was born ABT 1648 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 16 AUG 1709.
+6  v.Mary ROOT was born ABT 1650.
+7  vi.Stephen ROOT was born ABT 1652, and died 6 JAN 1717.
+8  vii.Susannah ROOT was born ABT 1654 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 5 DEC 1712 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
+9  viii.Caleb ROOT was born 1658, and died 10 JUN 1712.



Generation No. 2


2.Joseph ROOT (JOHN ROOT2, JOHN ROOT1) died 18 DEC 1739. He married Elizabeth WARNER 17 SEP 1691. He married Ruth PORTER 3 MAY 1727, daughter of Thomas PORTER.
Children of Joseph ROOT and Ruth PORTER are:
10  i.Elizabeth ROOT was born 22 JUN 1692.
11  ii.Mary ROOT was born 22 JAN 1694, and died 1760. She married Jonathan LEE 4 JUN 1713.
12  iii.Joseph ROOT was born 27 AUG 1699, and died 1751.


3.John ROOT (JOHN ROOT2, JOHN ROOT1) was born 1642, and died 24 SEP 1687 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts. He was buried in Mechanic St. Cemetery. Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts. He married Mary ASHLEY 18 OCT 1664 in Deerfield / Westfield / Wethersfield / Farmington, daughter of Robert ASHLEY. She was born 6 APR 1641, and died 9 MAR 1702.
Children of John ROOT and Mary ASHLEY were:
13  i.Mary ROOT was born 22 SEP 1667. She married John SMITH 23 FEB 1686.
14  ii.Sarah ROOT was born 24 SEP 1670. She married Adijah DEWEY.
+15  iii.John ROOT was born 28 DEC 1672 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, and died 1 MAY 1731.
16  iv.Samuel ROOT was born 16 SEP 1675 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, and died 9 SEP 1756.
17  v.Hannah ROOT was born 9 DEC 1677. She married John DAVIS. He was born in of Enfield.
18  vi.Abigail ROOT was born 26 JUN 1680. She married Jos. MOSELEY 13 SEP 1696.
19  vii.Joshua ROOT was born 23 NOV 1682 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, and died 28 SEP 1730.
20  viii.Mercy ROOT was born 15 MAR 1685. She married Samuel FOWLER.


5.THOMAS ROOT (JOHN ROOT2, JOHN ROOT1) was born ABT 1648 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 16 AUG 1709. He married MARY SPENCER 7 OCT 1675 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, daughter of THOMAS SPENCER and SARAH BEARDING. She was born 18 MAY 1655 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 4 NOV 1690. He married Sarah DUMBLETON 25 JAN 1692 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts. She died 3 JAN 1694. He married Mary GRIDLEY 1670 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts. She died 1673.
Children of THOMAS ROOT and MARY SPENCER were:
21  i.John ROOT was born 29 OCT 1675 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts.
+22  ii.JOHN ROOT was born 25 DEC 1676 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, and died 1 OCT 1744 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts.
23  iii.Samuel ROOT was born 16 FEB 1678 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, and died 8 DEC 1712 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts. He married Sarah WARNER 22 JUN 1711 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts.
24  iv.Elizabeth ROOT was born 16 FEB 1681 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, and died 10 JAN 1706. She married Nathaniel BANCROFT 20 DEC 1705 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, son of Nathaniel BANCROFT and Hannah WILLIAMS. He was born 23 SEP 1680.
25  v.Sarah ROOT was born 27 JUL 1683 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts. She married Israel DEWEY. She married Henry WRIGHT 15 MAR 1711 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts.
26  vi.Timothy ROOT was born 3 DEC 1685 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, and died 2 NOV 1743. He married Sarah PEASE 17 NOV 1710 in Enfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
27  vii.Joseph ROOT was born 16 JUN 1688 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, and died 10 FEB 1750. He married Sarah in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts.


Children of THOMAS ROOT and Sarah DUMBLETON were:
28  i.Thankful ROOT was born 12 NOV 1693.
29  ii.Mercy ROOT was born 12 NOV 1693.


Children of THOMAS ROOT and Mary GRIDLEY were:
30  i.Thomas ROOT was born 1 SEP 1671, and died 25 FEB 1689.
31  ii.Mary ROOT was born 21 OCT 1673. She married Isaac MEECHAM 12 DEC 1700.


6.Mary ROOT (JOHN ROOT2, JOHN ROOT1) was born ABT 1650. She married Isaac BRONSON 1669 in Farmington / Woodbury, Connecticut. He died AFT 1719.
Children of Mary ROOT and Isaac BRONSON were:
32  i.Isaac BRONSON was born 1670, and died 13 JUN 1751. He married Mary MORGAN.
33  ii.John BRONSON was born 1673, and died 1746. He married Mary HICKOX.
34  iii.Samuel BRONSON was born ABT 1676. He married Ruth.
35  iv.Mary BRONSON was born 15 OCT 1680, and died 1756. She married Thomas HICKOX.
36  v.Joseph BRONSON was born 1682, and died 10 MAY 1707.
37  vi.Thomas BRONSON was born 16 JAN 1686, and died 6 MAY 1777. He married Elizabeth UPTON.
38  vii.Ebenezer BRONSON was born DEC 1688. He married Mary HULL. He married Susannah LANGDON.
39  viii.Sarah BRONSON was born 15 NOV 1691, and died 1748. She married Stephen UPSON.
40  ix.Mercy BRONSON was born 28 SEP 1694. She married Richard BRONSON.


7.Stephen ROOT (JOHN ROOT2, JOHN ROOT1) was born ABT 1652, and died 6 JAN 1717. He married Sarah WADSWORTH BEF 1681 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, daughter of John WADSWORTH. She died 20 MAR 1740.
Children of Stephen ROOT and Sarah WADSWORTH were:
41  i.Hannah ROOT.
42  ii.Timothy ROOT was born ABT 1681, and died 1713.
43  iii.John ROOT was born 1685, and died 15 NOV 1764.
44  iv.Mary ROOT was born ABT 1691, and died 10 DEC 1751. She married William JUDD 21 JAN 1713, son of Thomas JUDD.
45  v.Sarah ROOT was born 17 DEC 1693, and died ABT 1776. She married Thomas GRIDLEY 5 DEC 1734.


8.Susannah ROOT (JOHN ROOT2, JOHN ROOT1) was born ABT 1654 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 5 DEC 1712 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She married Joseph LANGDON 1 OCT 1683 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, son of John LANGDON and Mary SEYMOUR. He died 31 MAR 1736 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
Child of Susannah ROOT and Joseph LANGDON was:
46  i.Sarah LANGDON was born 29 APR 1685 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 21 MAY 1751. She married Ebenezer PHELPS 1740, son of WILLIAM PHELPS and ABIGAIL STEBBINS. He was born OCT 1697 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 8 MAR 1769 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married Jonathan WOODRUFF 10 JUL 1711 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, son of SAMUEL WOODRUFF and REBECKAH CLARK. He was born 30 NOV 1688 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 29 APR 1712 in Southington, Hartford Co., Connecticut.


9.Caleb ROOT (JOHN ROOT2, JOHN ROOT1) was born 1658, and died 10 JUN 1712. He married Elizabeth SALMON 9 AUG 1693 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Miss GILETTE.
Children of Caleb ROOT and Elizabeth SALMON were:
47  i.Samuel ROOT.
48  ii.Mary ROOT was born 6 MAR 1695. She married John BURR 15 NOV 1722, son of John BURR.
49  iii.Caleb ROOT was born 14 MAR 1698.
50  iv.Thomas ROOT was born 16 JAN 1702, and died 13 MAY 1789.
+51  v.Elizabeth ROOT was born 8 APR 1706, and died 27 JAN 1746.




Generation No. 3


15.John ROOT (John ROOT3, JOHN ROOT2, JOHN ROOT1) was born 28 DEC 1672 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, and died 1 MAY 1731. He married Elizabeth SACKETT SEP 1713. He married Sarah STEBBINS 8 JAN 1701. She was born in of Springfield, Massachusetts.
Children of John ROOT and Elizabeth SACKETT were:
52  i.Stephen ROOT was born 8 MAY 1714 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, and died 26 SEP 1714 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts.
53  ii.Son ROOT was born 9 MAY 1715, and died 10 MAY 1715.
54  iii.Son ROOT was born 9 FEB 1716.
55  iv.Moses ROOT was born 17 JUN 1717 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, and died 7 OCT 1744 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts.


Child of John ROOT and Sarah STEBBINS is:
56  i.Sarah ROOT was born 9 MAR 1702, and died 1760. She married Thomas NOBLE 1722.


22.JOHN ROOT (THOMAS ROOT3, JOHN ROOT2, JOHN ROOT1) was born 25 DEC 1676 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, and died 1 OCT 1744 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts. He married MARY LEONARD 14 APR 1703 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, daughter of JOSIAH LEONARD and SARAH DUMBLETON. She was born 12 MAR 1678 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, and died 3 MAY 1766.
Children of JOHN ROOT and MARY LEONARD were:
57  i.Elisha ROOT was born 28 FEB 1703 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, and died 4 FEB 1755 in Southwick, Hampden Co., Massachusetts (or d. Feb. 4, 1775). He married Mary SCOTT.
58  ii.John ROOT was born 15 NOV 1705 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, and died 1781. He married Anna LOOMIS.
59  iii.Elizabeth ROOT was born 26 JUL 1707, and died 19 JUN 1736.
60  iv.Daniel ROOT was born 23 APR 1710 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, and died 1756.
61  v.David ROOT was born 15 FEB 1711 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts. He married Elizabeth POMEROY 29 MAY 1744, daughter of SAMUEL POMEROY and ELIZABETH STRICKLAND. She was born 25 FEB 1723 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
62  vi.Samuel ROOT was born 2 NOV 1713 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts.
63  vii.Lydia ROOT was born 14 MAR 1715. She married Ebenezer HUTCHINSON 17 AUG 1748.
64  viii.Solomon ROOT was born 17 NOV 1716 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts.
+65  ix.NAOMI ROOT was born 19 JUN 1718 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, and died 29 JAN 1800 in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts.
66  x.Stephen ROOT was born 2 JUN 1720 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, and died 1744.
67  xi.James ROOT was born 1 DEC 1720 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts. He married Hannah NOBLE.
68  xii.Mary ROOT was born 26 JAN 1724. She married Nicholas BROWN DEC 1755 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts.
69  xiii.Huit \ Hewit ROOT was born 6 JUN 1724 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusettsssachusetts, and died 1788. He married Experience POMEROY.


51.Elizabeth ROOT (Caleb ROOT3, JOHN ROOT2, JOHN ROOT1) was born 8 APR 1706, and died 27 JAN 1746. She married Ebenezer ORVIS 23 JAN 1733.
Child of Elizabeth ROOT and Ebenezer ORVIS was:
+70  i.Keziah ORVIS was born 4 AUG 1743 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 21 SEP 1795 in Homer, New York.



Generation No. 4


65.NAOMI ROOT (JOHN ROOT4, THOMAS ROOT3, JOHN ROOT2, JOHN ROOT1) was born 19 JUN 1718 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, and died 29 JAN 1800 in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. She was buried in Pittsfield Cemetery, Pilgrim's Rest section, Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. She married DANIEL HUBBARD 2 DEC 1736 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, son of JOHN HUBBARD and RUTH. He was born ABT 1713 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, and died 19 DEC 1777 in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. He was buried in Pittsfield Cemetery, Pilgrim's Rest section, Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts.
Children of NAOMI ROOT and DANIEL HUBBARD were:
71  i.Daniel HUBBARD was born 29 DEC 1737 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, and died 11 SEP 1798 in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. He married Rachel FALLY ABT 28 OCT 1759.
72  ii.Zadock HUBBARD was born 16 OCT 1743 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, and died 9 MAY 1747 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts.
73  iii.Elizabeth HUBBARD was born 29 MAR 1739, and died BEF APR 1783. She married Joshua ROBBINS, son of Nathaniel ROBBINS and Mary. He was born 9 FEB 1740 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 1796.
74  iv.James HUBBARD was born 15 APR 1744 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, and died 1813. He married Martha LIVERMORE 1766.
+75  v.ZADOC HUBBARD was born 9 JAN 1749 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, and died 1827 in Aurora, Onondaga Co., New York.
76  vi.Ruth HUBBARD was born 14 AUG 1752 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, and died 14 SEP 1831 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts. She married William ASHLEY 18 SEP 1779 in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts.
77  vii.Dorothy HUBBARD was born 1754 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, and died 9 OCT 1813. She married Caleb WADHAM.
78  viii.Paul HUBBARD was born 1756, and died 1758.
79  ix.Paul HUBBARD was born 7 NOV 1758 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, and died 1784.
80  x.Sarah HUBBARD was born 1760, and died 1847. She married Robert FRANCIS.