Tag Archives: Connecticut

Happy Birthday Samuel Sanford

30 April – Samuel Sanford – #3200 Brown-Sanford Line Today, I remember my 9th Great-grandfather, Samuel Sanford. He was born on 30 April 1643 in Milford, New Haven Colony (Now Connecticut). He died on 27 November 1691 in Connecticut Colony. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Samuel Wolcott, Jr.

Brown-Sanford-Parsons-Wolcott Line April 11 Today, I remember my 8th great-grandfather Samuel Wolcott. He was born on 11 April 1676 in Wethersfield Hartford County, Connecticut. Samuel married Abaigail Collins on 27 December 1705. Captain Wolcott commanded a company during the French … Continue reading

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Mary Parsons & the 1820 Census

Census Sunday Brown-Sanford-Parsons-Wolcott By Don Taylor I try to find my ancestors in each of the Census records. Women are tough to find in Censuses before 1850 because they are often not named. As is always the case, try to … Continue reading

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Ancestor Sketch – Mercy Gay

Brown-Sanford-Gay By Don Taylor Mercy Gay was born into a leading Connecticut family. She married and removed to Vermont where she and her husband were early settlers. When her husband died in 1813, she moved west with family members to … Continue reading

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Ancestor Sketch – Ezra Clugston Sanford

Brown/Sanford Line By Don Taylor Contemporary writers said Ezra was a “remarkably muscular man, possessed of great nerve and quickness of perception.”[i] They also said he was “a mechanic, a respectable member of society, a kind husband and parent, a … Continue reading

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