My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

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, Wyoming, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Killingworth, Connecticut, We Helped Each Other


Isaac Kelsey
Joseph Wilcox
Josiah Hull
Daniel Buel
John Wilcox
Joseph Griswold
Nathaniel Parmelee
Ebenezer Hull
Samuel Stevens
Edward Rutty
Solomon Davis
Timothy Chittenden
Theophilus Redfield


I received this letter, "We live in Killingworth and my son is doing a history project. I have had a hard time finding some of the cemeteries in town. I am wondering if I can use the image I found on Google images of the Stone House Cemetery that you took. He would be putting it on a poster board that will be displayed in the elementary school til the end of the year." I wrote Mary back, gave permission for her son to use my image, and told her exactly where the cemetery was, across the street from a fire station. I also asked if she could take a photo of the Killingworth sign.


In reply, she wrote, "So I found out from talking to people that there are 2 working fire stations in town. I had no idea and have lived here for 9 years. The one you are talking about isn't the one I was thinking of. Learn something new everyday! Mary Frances Studzinski" I loved this exchange, and of course the moral is, if you are nice to a person, they will probably be nice to you. Thanks Mary for the Killingworth sign photo. This is a town of many of my ancestors. See HERE.

Stanley of Connecticut -- Surname Saturday

Several readers gave suggestions as to the surnames they wanted me to post. In my blog, "Help, Please Tell Me Which Surnames You'd Like to See" of May 19, 2012, I received a few responses. One suggested STANLEY from Connecticut. In Generation 2, I descend through two of John's children. My direct lines are bolded in green. Please write if you would like more information or sources.

My original post was done on June 2, 2012. Since then, I discovered additional information pertaining to all the sons of Robert Stanley (Generation 1). The article was "Re-examining the English Origin of the Stanley Brothers of Hartford, Connecticut" A Case of invented Records" by Leslie Mahler. Printed in The American Genealogist, Vol. 80, No. 3: 217-223. (July 2005) 



Generation No. 1

1.ROBERT STANLEY was born Abt 1570 in Tenterden, Kent, England. He was buried 1 JUN 1605 in Tenterden, Kent, England. He married Ruth?
Children of ROBERT STANLEY were:
2  i.William STANLEY was born ABT 29 SEP 1595 in Rolvenden, Kent, England.
+3  ii.JOHN STANLEY was born ABT 2 OCT 1598 in Tenterden, Kent, England, and died BEF 3 MAR 1634/5 in At sea, voyage to New England.
+4  iii.Thomas STANLEY was born ABT 12 APR 1601 in Tenterden, Kent, England.
+5  iv.Timothy STANLEY was born ABT 1 APR 1604 in Tenterden, Kent, England, and died BEF 16 OCT 1648 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut.



Generation No. 2

3.JOHN STANLEY (ROBERT STANLEY1) was born ABT 2 OCT 1598 in Tenterden, Kent, England, and died Bef 3 MAR 1634/5 in At sea, voyage to New England. He married ELIZABETH UREDGE 14 OCT 1623 in Benenden, Kent, England. She died 12 DEC 1632 in Tenterden, Kent, England.
Children of JOHN STANLEY and ELIZABETH UREDGE were:
+6  i.JOHN STANLEY was born CA 26 DEC 1624 in Tenterden, Kent, England, and died 19 DEC 1706 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
+7  ii.RUTH STANLEY was born CA 11 MAR 1626 in Ashford, Kent, England, and died 26 MAY 1691 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
8  iii.Timothy STANLEY was born CA 16 JAN 1630/1 in Tenterden, Kent, England, and died BEF 3 MAR 1634/5.


4.Thomas STANLEY (ROBERT STANLEY1) was born ABT 12 APR 1601 in Tenterden, Kent, England. He was buried 30 JAN 1663/4 in Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He married Bennett TRITTON 3 AUG 1630 in Ashford, Kent, England, daughter of Daniel TRITTON and Alice GOLDHATCH. She was born 1 AUG 1609, and died JAN 1664/5 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
Children of Thomas STANLEY and Bennett TRITTON were:
9  i.Thomas STANLEY was born ABT 18 SEP 1630 in Ashford, Kent, England.
10  ii.John STANLEY was born ABT 1 JAN 1631/2 in Ashford, Kent, England.
11  iii.Mary STANLEY was born ABT 2 FEB 1633/4 in Ashford, Kent, England, and died 13 SEP 1688. She married John PORTER BEF 1651 in Windsor / Hadley, son of JOHN PORTER and ANNA WHITE. He was born BEF 9 FEB 1622 in Felsted, Essex Co., England, and died 2 AUG 1688.
12  iv.Sarah STANLEY was born ABT 1636. She married John WADSWORTH ABT 1656 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, son of William WADSWORTH.
13  v.Nathaniel STANLEY was born ABT 1638. He married Sarah BOOSEY 2 JUN 1659 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut, daughter of James BOOSEY.
14  vi.Hannah STANLEY was born ABT 1640, and died 18 DEC 1708. She married Samuel PORTER ABT 1659 in Hartford / Hadley / Hatfield, son of JOHN PORTER and ANNA WHITE. He was born BEF 2 JUN 1635 in Felsted, Essex Co., England, and died 6 SEP 1689.


5.Timothy STANLEY (ROBERT STANLEY1) was born ABT 1 APR 1604 in Tenterden, Kent, England, and died BEF 16 OCT 1648 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Elizabeth . She died 23 FEB 1678/9 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
Children of Timothy STANLEY and Elizabeth w\o Timothy STANLEY were:
15  i.Joseph STANLEY was born 8 FEB 1629 in Tenterden, Kent, England.
16  ii.Timothy STANLEY was born 2 DEC 1632 in Tenterden, Kent, England.
17  iii.Elizabeth STANLEY was born ABT 1635. She married Mark SENSION BEF DEC 1656.
+18  iv.Abigail STANLEY was born ABT 1639.
19  v.Caleb STANLEY was born ABT 1642 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 5 MAY 1718 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Hannah COWLES CA 1663, daughter of John COWLES. She died 4 FEB 1689/90 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Sarah (Foster) (Moore) LONG 24 SEP 1690 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. She died 30 AUG 1698 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Lydia (Cole) WILSON 14 SEP 1699 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
20  vi.Lois STANLEY was born 23 AUG 1645 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died ABT 1711. She married Thomas PORTER, son of Thomas PORTER. He was born 1648, and died 1711.
21  vii.Isaac STANLEY was born 10 MAR 1647/8 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 22 SEP 1671 in Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He married Mary.




Generation No. 3

6.JOHN STANLEY (JOHN STANLEY2, ROBERT STANLEY1) was born CA 26 DEC 1624 in Tenterden, Kent, England, and died 19 DEC 1706 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He was buried in Memento Mori Cemetery/aka Old Farmington Cemetery, Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married SARAH SCOTT 5 DEC 1645 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut, daughter of THOMAS SCOTT and ANN (__) FORD. She was born CA 1626, and died 15 MAY 1713 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Sarah FLETCHER 20 APR 1663 in Milford, New Haven Co., Connecticut, daughter of John FLETCHER. She was born 1641 in Milford, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 15 MAY 1713 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
Children of JOHN STANLEY and SARAH SCOTT were:
22  i.John STANLEY was born 4 NOV 1647 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 1729. He married Esther\Hester NEWELL 18 NOV 1669 in Farmington / Waterbury, Connecticut, daughter of THOMAS NEWELL and REBECKAH OLMSTEAD. She was born JUL 1652 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 1740.
+23  ii.Thomas STANLEY was born 1 NOV 1649 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 14 APR 1713 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
+24  iii.SARAH STANLEY was born 18 FEB 1652 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 12 FEB 1712 in Durham, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
25  iv.Timothy STANLEY was born 17 MAR 1653 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 12 NOV 1728 in Waterbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut. He married Mary STRONG 22 NOV 1676 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, daughter of John STRONG and Mary CLARK. She was born 22 APR 1658, and died 30 SEP 1722 in Waterbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
26  v.Eliza STANLEY was born 1 APR 1657 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
27  vi.Isaac STANLEY was born 22 SEP 1660 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
+28  vii.Abigail STANLEY was born 25 JUL 1669 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 21 FEB 1743 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
29  viii.Elizabeth STANLEY was born 28 NOV 1672 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 25 OCT 1713 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She married John WADSWORTH in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut.


7.RUTH STANLEY (JOHN STANLEY2, ROBERT STANLEY1) was born CA 11 MAR 1626 in Ashford, Kent, England, and died 26 MAY 1691 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She married ISAAC MORE\MOORE 5 DEC 1645 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He was born 1622, and died 1706.
Children of RUTH STANLEY and ISAAC MORE\MOORE were:
30  i.Isaac MOORE.
31  ii.Elizabeth MOORE was born 10 JAN 1649 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She married Samuel HAYES.
+32  iii.RUTH MOORE was born 5 JAN 1657 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 19 JAN 1740.
33  iv.Sarah MOORE was born 12 FEB 1662, and died 1725. She married William LEWIS 1678.
34  v.Mary MOORE was born 15 SEP 1664, and died 18 SEP 1738. She married John HART, son of John HART and Sarah w\o John HART. He was born ABT 1655 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 11 NOV 1714 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
35  vi.Phoebe MOORE was born 25 APR 1669. She married William LEWIS 1697 in Farmington / Hadley.


18.Abigail STANLEY (Timothy STANLEY2, ROBERT STANLEY1) was born ABT 1639. She married Samuel COWLES 14 JUN 1660 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, son of John COWLES and Hannah w\o John COWLES.
Child of Abigail STANLEY and Samuel COWLES was:
+36  i.Samuel COWLES.